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"When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all Power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President Source: (1821) in a letter to Gideon Granger.

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January 20, 2018

Jan 20 09:21

DONALD TRUMP JR | ‘It's The Biggest Witch Hunt Since Salem’

Don jr sat down for a rare interview last night with Tucker Carlson, and he is PISSED.

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Jan 20 09:18

Deputy Sheriff, Three Cohorts Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme After Agreeing to Provide Security for Narcotics Shipments

A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who allegedly agreed on two occasions to oversee the delivery of narcotics and other contraband in exchange for cash payments was arrested this morning, along with three other men, on federal narcotics charges.

Special agents with the Federal Bureau Investigation this morning arrested Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Collins and the other three after they arrived in Pasadena, allegedly to provide “security” for the transport of nearly 45 pounds of cocaine and more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine. During the FBI’s undercover investigation, Collins allegedly agreed that he and his team would accompany the narcotics and take calculated steps to prevent legitimate law enforcement from intercepting the drugs – in exchange for cash payments as high as $250,000.

Jan 20 09:17

North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics

Athletes from North Korea will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

North Korea will send 22 athletes who will compete in three sports, Bach said, following a meeting between delegations from the two Koreas and Olympic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Athletes from the North and South will also march together under one flag at the opening ceremony for the Games in Pyeongchang, which begin February 9, Bach said.

Jan 20 09:17

FLASHBACK - Assassinations by induced heart attack and cancer

In 1975, during the Church Committee hearings, the existence of a secret assassination weapon came to light. The CIA had developed a poison that caused the victim to have an immediate heart attack. This poison could be frozen into the shape of a dart and then fired at high speed from a pistol. The gun was capable of shooting the icy projectile with enough speed that the dart would go right through the clothes of the target and leave just a tiny red mark. Once in the body the poison would melt and be absorbed into the blood and cause a heart attack! The poison was developed to be undetectable by modern autopsy procedures.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jan 20 09:16

US government goes into shutdown after Senate rejects funding bill

The United States has its first government shutdown in nearly five years after senators failed to reach a deal to keep the lights on.

An effort by Republicans to keep the government open for one month was rejected in a vote on Friday night after they failed to address Democratic concerns about young undocumented migrants known as Dreamers.

Jan 20 09:15

One generation later, another war crime

An overnight military operation between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Jenin, a city in the northern occupied West Bank, was not the first time Israel committed a war crime while pursuing a member of the Jarrar family.

More than 15 years ago, Israeli soldiers used a Palestinian civilian as a human shield when they raided the hideout of Hamas military leader Nasser Jarrar, the father of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, who Israel claims to have killed during this week’s lethal operation.

Jan 20 09:15

How Trump’s new civil rights enforcer will attack civil rights

The Trump appointee is known for filing numerous civil rights complaints – to the office he now leads – claiming that universities fail to protect Jewish students by not cracking down on Palestine solidarity activism.

His legal complaints were thrown out due to lack of evidence.

But now, he will be in charge of adjudicating the outcomes of such complaints in the future.

Jan 20 09:14

FINDING YOUR VOICE

A classified NSA memo from January 2006 describes NSA analysts using a “technology that identifies people by the sound of their voices” to successfully match old audio files of Pelton to one another. “Had such technologies been available twenty years ago,” the memo stated, “early detection and apprehension could have been possible, reducing the considerable damage Pelton did to national security.”

These and other classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA has developed technology not just to record and transcribe private conversations but to automatically identify the speakers.



Jan 20 09:13

This is what “lack of evidence” looks like when Jewish settlers shoot Palestinians

The location was Qusra, a village in the Shiloh Valley; the date, September 16, 2011. Fathallah Mahmoud Muhammad Abu Rhoda went out with his three sons to pick figs. A short while after reaching their land, they noticed about 10 Israeli civilians standing around their water hole. The Palestinians demanded the Israelis leave the place; the interlopers refused. The residents of Qusra — a village that has already proven it can defend itself against marauders — began heading to the area. An argument ensued, and according to Abu Rhoda’s testimony to the police, three of the settlers (who were armed) opened fire on the Palestinians. One bullet hit Abu Rhoda in the thigh.

Of the three, two were armed with rifles and the other with a handgun. From the police testimony, we see that the handgun’s owner also sicked a dog on the Palestinians. The complainants managed to photograph some of their attackers, among them the handgun owner.

Jan 20 09:12

MEGA BEX ALERT - Right-wing demand to #ReleaseTheMemo endorsed by Russian bots, trolls

Democrats say the memo is the latest attempt by President Trump's allies in Congress to discredit the Russian investigation and denigrate the law enforcement professionals who are running it. They say it's a disturbing example of how the Republicans are working hand-in-glove with Russian bots and trolls to push what the Democrats see as harmful distortions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If you want to see the FISA memo, then you must be a RUSSIAN AGENT!!!!!!"

Jan 20 09:10

Military court: Ahed Tamimi and her mom to remain in prison

An Israeli military appeals court on Wednesday denied bail to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier at the entrance to her home, and her mother Nariman, ordering them held in prison until the conclusion of their respective trials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you slap a soldier just because he shot your brother!!"



Jan 20 09:08

Orange County California is now a shit hole

Jan 20 09:08

A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours 13 minutes — the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

Norwegian - the low-cost airline that has made headlines for launching the world's longest low-cost flight - is making waves again.
A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday - the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes.

Jan 20 09:03

Russian Military Pulls Out Of Syrian Kurdish Town As Turkey Initiates "Massive Cross-Border Attack"

Crucially, the Turkish state-run news agency Anadoul confirmed that Russian military personnel have started pulling out of Afrin ahead of Turkey's "expected" and imminent cross-border military operation. Russia has administered 'deconfliction' zones in the Afrin area while controlling airspace overhead, and has sponsored trilateral talks with Turkey and Iran which seeks cooperation among the three powers to wind down the war in Syria. The Russian military has long had "military advisors" on the ground in Afrin, which have in the past helped coordinate the fight against ISIS.



Jan 20 09:02

Poll: 58% Oppose Shutting Down Govt Over DACA Illegal Aliens

The vast majority of Americans do not support the Democrats shutting the government down on behalf of illegal alien, adult "children" with a median age of 25, a shocking new poll has found.

Jan 20 09:02

What If the Hawaii Missile Attack Had Been Real? Here’s What It Would Have Looked Like

Last weekend, residents of Hawaii were terrified when they were abruptly awakened by a message on their phones and televisions warning them that a missile was inbound and that they should seek shelter immediately. For 38 long minutes, residents were certain that they were about to die. Few were prepared.

Experts delved into what the damage would have really looked like if a missile struck Honolulu, the most likely target in Hawaii.

Jan 20 09:02

The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun

The FISA memo is about to be released and its suppose to be a shocker and Obama and the rest might be in trouble with this. By publishing the memo this could put a halt to the Mueller investigation.

Jan 20 08:59

'It was an unfortunate accident': Tom Petty's family reveal he died of an overdose from a huge cocktail of pain medication - including Fentanyl and oxycodone - that he was taking for a broken hip

Tom Petty's wife, Dana, and their daughter, Adria confirmed his death was due to an accidental drug overdose of prescribed medications
The official cause of death was ruled as 'multisystem organ failure' caused by accidental drug toxicity, the Los Angeles County Coroner said Friday

Jan 20 08:58

'Drunk' British Airways pilot is hauled off Gatwick flight by armed police seconds from take-off after 'cabin crew who smelled booze' and feared for passengers called 999

British Airways pilot hauled from plane seconds before take-off by armed police
Cabin crew feared for passengers safety and called 999 after smelling 'alcohol'
Pilot was due to fly 300 passengers from Gatwick, London to island of Mauritius

Jan 20 08:57

SHUTDOWN 2018: FUNDING RUNS OUT... FINGER-POINTING... BACK ON BY MONDAY?



Jan 20 08:55

Rosie O’Donnell Threatens To Eat FISA Report…

It's a meme, but it's pretty damn funny...

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Jan 20 08:53

Lockheed keeps F-16 production line going with Bahrain deal

Bahrain is set to become the first country in the region to operate Lockheed’s F-16 Block 70 aircraft, in a move that will boost the Falcon’s production line.

Last November, Vice President Mike Pence announced the signature of a deal for the sale of 16 F-16s worth over $2.3 billion to the Gulf country, considering it a “big boost for American jobs and security.”

“We are pleased the Kingdom of Bahrain and the U.S. government have agreed to move forward with the sale of F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force,” said Rick Groesch, regional vice president of international business development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what can this fighter jet do?!? Here, from Lockheed's own PR department, come the specs:

Capabilities: the F-16 Block 70

And Vice-President Pence, can you please elaborate on your statement that this deal be a"“big boost for American jobs and security”
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No one, sir, should know the facts on the ground regarding Bahrain better than you do; and yet, knowing what you know, you still let this deal go through?!?

Yes, we both understand that it is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

And yes, we both understand the ruling Shiekdom, the Al Khalifa monarchy, has a human rights record just to the right of that of Atilla the Hun.

The Sunni monarchy has been making mincemeat of its primarily Shiia subjects, who have been peacefully advocating for a constitutional monarchy for some time now. And how has the government, and monarchy of Barhain dealt with these peaceful protests?!?

Peaceful demonsrators have consistently received beatings, to torture untrue confessions out of them, then made to appear at kangaroo courts, where they can expect a guilty sentence,and extensive jail time. This has also consistently happened to medical first responders who treated the wounds of those peaceful protestors.

Yes, we both know that this sale was great for Lockheed; but Vice-President Pence, understanding the total and complete anti human rights record of this country, at what moral price to these United States of America was this deal struck?!?

And frankly, what country does the US government expect the Bahraini military to attack with these fighter jets?!? What is the quid pro quo here?!?

The Bahraini government keeps claiming that Iranian Shiia rebels are constantly trying to turn the people of Bahrain against its government and monarchy; was the quid pro quo a tacit understanding that when Saudi Arabia; the US; and Israel decide to attack Iran, that Barhain would become part of the "coalition" to bring regime change to Tehran?!?

I would share something critical to understand for the government and royalty of Bahrain; should Iran be attacked, Russia will most likely enter this war on Iran's side; both politicians and Russian military have promised this to the Iranian government for decades.

I would therefore strongly suggest that you think twice about entering a war which could mean war against both Russia and Iran.



Jan 20 08:50

North Korea – an Agent of Peace?

The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which were essentially initiated by DPRK’s President, Kim Jong-un.

(*Another Trump Phenomenon; No False Flags Since His Inauguration)

Jan 20 08:42

Trump Administration Tells Puerto Rico It’s Too Rich for Aid Money

Congress passed a $36.5 billion disaster relief bill in October, it shortchanged Puerto Rico, giving it a $4.9 billion loan instead of the grant that other areas received. Now, it appears the debt- and hurricane-ravaged island won’t even get that money.

Trump Administration Tells Puerto Rico It’s Too Rich for Aid Money

(*To Rich on one hand , S**t hole on the other . Either way he's not helping them out.
Does President Trump understand that Puerto Rico is a US Territory ?)

Jan 20 08:40

Donald Trump’s First Year and the Illusion of Choice

The striking thing about Trump’s first twelve months compared to the Obama administration is not how different his foreign policies have been, but how similar.

January 20 marks one year since Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. His supporters, boosted by comments the Donald made on the campaign trail, hoped his Presidency would mark a shift away from a neocon/liberal interventionist foreign policy. In fact we’ve just had more of the same.

The old French saying ‘plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more things change the more they stay the same)’ springs readily to mind. As indeed does the late George Carlin’s comment about Americans only having the “illusion of choice” on the things that really matter.



Lockerdome
Jan 20 08:34

Disabled teen tortured in horrific 2.5 hour attack

Horrific footage has emerged of the moment a disabled teenage girl was tortured during a brutal attack by three girls.
Attackers lured the 17-year-old disabled girl to a picnic spot in Victoria on Monday morning before they smashed her head into a table and tortured her.

Jan 20 08:34

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's most powerful spy chiefs .



Jan 20 08:28

At Dems' Request, Twitter to 'Notify' 677,775 Users If They Ever Tweeted a 'Russian-Linked Account'

At the Democrats' request, Twitter is planning to "notify" 677,775 users if they ever "liked, retweeted or followed Russian-linked accounts," though they won't tell you any specifics so you can investigate yourself.

Jan 20 08:20

'Blaxit': African Americans Moving to Africa to Escape Racism

Digital marketer Muhammida el-Muhajir moved from New York City to Ghana to escape America's "incessant racism and prejudice" and thousands of others are doing the same, Al Jazeera reports.



Jan 20 08:20

How Much Do You Know?

If you do not understand Bitcoin and Blockhain and their difference, then this is for you.

Jan 20 08:14

Donald Trump ends first year in office as most unpopular US President

US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said.
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A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Friday found that just 39 per cent of Americans approve of Trump`s performance.

This was the lowest figure the poll has found for a modern President completing one year in office, according to NBC News.

Jan 20 08:11

Democrats holding citizens hostage: Donald Trump administration on US shutdown

US President Donald Trump's administration accused the opposition Democrats of holding American citizens hostage Saturday after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal before a midnight deadline.

"We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.


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Owl 2
Jan 20 08:07

1.3 million children displaced by Iraq's war with Islamic State - UNICEF

While the Baghdad government last month declared victory over Islamic State after wresting back almost all the territory IS seized in 2014, persistent bombing and shooting attacks make it difficult to rebuild the lives of displaced people, according to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency.

“We believe that as a result of the conflict, a lack of investment over the years, and the poverty ... that there are 4 million children now in need across Iraq,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF chief representative in the country.

He told a Geneva news briefing by telephone from Baghdad that 1.3 million of the 2.6 million displaced by the often devastating fighting with Islamic State were children.

“While the fighting has come to an end in several areas, spikes of violence continue in others - just this week, three bombings went off in Baghdad,” UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you destroy a country's children, you destroy that country's future.

Jan 20 08:06

US Military’s ‘Prime Focus’ Will Be Competing With Russia, China

The newest US National Defense Strategy, the first since at 2014, appears to set out a major shift in the focus of America’s massive military and its endless wars, with officials now saying that the global wars on terror, while continuing, will no longer be the “prime focus of US national security.”

Instead, Defense Secretary James Mattis says the new strategy will put the primary focus of the US military engaging in power competition with other “great powers,” with Russia and China apparently the targets.

The “great power” conceit is a very 19th century concept, based around the idea that certain countries have uniquely great influence and authority worldwide. Historically, the great powers tend to view everyone else as pawns to be used in broader global strategies which establish the great powers’ pecking order with respect to one another.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the hell ever happened, in terms of the US government's "weltanschauung", to moral, peaceful engagement and negotiation, as a non-martial alternative to war, which is rapidly evolving to be "the only answer" to the US government's geopolitical's concerns?!?

Jan 20 08:01

Twitter suspends a number of accounts potentially connected to Russian propaganda

It appears that the deep state and Twitter may be working hand in hand with each other to undermine the Trump Administration by further pursuing, identifying, and deleting a accounts that were “potentially connected” to the ongoing Russian propaganda effort which was initially triggered after Buzzfeed’s release of the Trump dossier.

Jan 20 08:00

Trump’s State Department Spent Over $1m in Iran to Exploit Unrest

(*albeit; $1m is nothing in terms of political spending , but you have to admit , it does seem like a good heap of chump change when they dump it into exploiting unrest over in that s**hole nation!)

Jan 20 07:55

Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child in the Face

Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Tamimi point-blank in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet on December 14, 2017, in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the occupied West Bank. The boy had to undergo six hours of surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma.

An hour later, Mohammad’s cousin, Ahed Tamimi, slapped and kicked at an armed Israeli soldier. Early the next week, after video of Ahed’s actions went viral, Israeli soldiers raided the Tamimi home at 3 a.m., arresting Ahed and confiscating the family’s phones, computers and laptops.

Ahed has been denied bail and could face years in prison. (Nour Tamimi, a 16-year-old cousin of Ahed’s who is also in the video, was also arrested and has been released on bail. Ahed’s mother Nariman was arrested later that day when she inquired about her daughter, and she remains in custody.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a thoroughly media-manipulated war against Palestinians, in which the IDF is depicted as NEVER committing acts of wanton cruelty against Palestinian kids.

The suffering and murders of Palestinian kids (which is a daily occurance in East Jerusalem, and the West Bank) is consistently bleached away from any coverage, and it is always the Palestinians who are the villians.

So the lies keep getting regurgitated, to the point where there is absolutely zero IDF incitement, either verbal, or physical, to have caused these incedents in the first place.

Jan 20 07:50

Paul Craig Roberts: The Twitter President

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Trump has created himself as the Twitter President. He believes, as many before him have, that he can combat powerful ruling vested interests with words, as I attempt to do. However, a President of the United States has powers in addition to words, and Trump does not use them.>>>

(*And , oddly enough , it triggers disaster every time his mouth employs 'words' to express his doctrine)



Jan 20 07:44

Turkey Escalates Shelling, Says ‘No Turning Back’ From Syria Invasion

Turkish troops continue to mass at the Syrian border Friday, with artillery fire from their positions pounding Kurdish YPG forces in the Syrian Afrin District, and Turkish DM Nurettin Canikli saying this is the “de facto start” of a full-scale Syrian invasion of Kurdish territory.

Turkish officials have threatened this invasion off and on for months, and earlier this week said it was imminent. Canikli says now there is “no turning back” and that the invasion is in progress.

Turkey has long presented the Kurdish YPG as “terrorists,” and insisted they will not allow them to retain territory west of the Euphrates River. To this end, President Erdogan says Turkey will attack Afrin first, then Manbij.

Other Turkish officials, however, say they consider it unacceptable for the YPG to retain any territory near the Turkish border at all, which means nearly all of their territory is at risk from this ongoing operation

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that nothing less than wholesale slaughter of all Kurds. a mass genocide of these people, is all that will be acceptable to the Turkish government.

And have you noticed?!? Even though the shelling against Syria has started from inside the Turkish border, not a world from any of the thoroughly government-compromised presstitutes on corporate US TV have even made mention of the fact that Turkey has, de facto, declared a war against Syria?!?

The following from the BBC is a confirmation that Turkish shelling has intensified, before Turkish tanks and military hardware invade Afrin:

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

Jan 20 07:38

NGO: US-Led Coalition Civilian Killings Tripled in Iraq and Syria in 2017

UK-based NGO Airwars has offered a reckoning of the 2017 air operations of the US-led coalition against ISIS, involving attacks in both Iraq and Syria.The number of civilians killed increased dramatically, with estimates suggesting that they roughly tripled from 2016.

In 2016, they documented an estimated death toll of between 1,243 and 1,904 non-combatants, but in 2017, the estimate was a minimum of 3,923, and potentially as many as 6,102 non-combatants killed.

That’s a huge increase, and a troubling one, in no small part because the US doesn’t admit it’s even happening, with Pentagon assessments putting deaths at no more than a few hundred annually, and around 800 over the entire past four years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And it gets worse, folks: here's a story from alternet.com, to which we should all be paying attention:

Trump Is Turning the State Department into a Global Weapons Dealer

The story goes on to state:

"The Trump administration will soon announce its next move in the ongoing assault on diplomacy and human rights currently taking place in the United States. Through a plan dubbed “Buy American,” the administration is calling for U.S. attachés and diplomats to play a larger role in the sale of U.S. weapons, effectively solidifying their role as lobbyists for the arms industry rather than agents of diplomacy.

This means the State Department, the agency that is meant to foster diplomatic relations and maintain peaceful engagement with other countries, will now openly operate as a weapons dealer. The administration is essentially forcing the State Department to undermine itself, as seeking out and expanding opportunities for increased weapons sales are certainly not conducive to fostering peaceful global relations."

If EVER this country needed a "Department of Peace", to figure out non-martial, non-military alternatives to this country's never-ending geopolitical conflicts, it is right the hell now!

Jan 20 07:38

The Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza

(*Isn't That 'Gaza's A S**thole' one of them ? Didn't we just get indoctrinated in the elegance of viewing places that Trump disapproves of , like Gaza , in these terms , a healthy way for us to observe places like Gaza ?
Forcing one to wonder How Many More Lies Should One Accept for the sake of A Healthier World View , on places like Gaza)



Owl 3
Jan 20 07:25

China may have compromised CIA communications



Taboola
Jan 20 07:24

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff implies Trump is CURRENTLY having an affair in bombshell interview with Bill Maher

Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, implied on Friday that President Donald Trump is currently having an affair
Wolff made the assertion on the air with Bill Maher on Friday night
Maher had asked Wolff to tell him something exclusive about his book
Maher stated, more than asked, 'It's somebody he's f***king now,' guessing as to what Wolff was alluding to - Wolff responded: 'It is'

Jan 20 07:24

RUSSIAN MILITARY PULLS OUT OF SYRIAN KURDISH TOWN AS TURKEY INITIATES "MASSIVE CROSS-BORDER ATTACK"

Turkey's defense minister has confirmed the Turkish military has begun cross-border shelling of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in what he further describes as the "de facto start" of the operation in order to destroy - in President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's words - Kurdish "terror nests" - and which has been dubbed previously by Turkey as a 'massive cross-border attack.'

Defense Minister Nuettin Canikli said Friday that Ankara "has no option" regarding the planned invasion of Northern Syria to dislodge the YPG (Kurdish "People's Protection Units") and other factions, which it considers an extension of the "terrorist" PKK. Kurdish YPG militias and their media arms began reporting sporadic shelling and clashes earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight; Turkey, a NATO member, may well find itself attacking positions where the US, another NATO member, may have troops embedded with the Kurds in Afrin?!?

This is dicey. But what is even more dicey is the reality that if Russia attacks the US in Afrin, we may well be on our way to World War III. The same may well happen if Russian forces strike Turkish forces here.

Jan 20 07:23

Mo’Nique calls for Netflix boycott as she accuses streaming company of gender and color bias revealing she was offered a $500,000 deal while other comedians received MILLIONS

Mo'Nique wants fans to boycott Netflix after she was offered a $500,000 deal while Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chapel received millions for theirs
She said Schumer negotiated a deal for $13 million, while Chris Rock and Dave Chapel each received $20 million
Mo'Nique said in a video that the company was being gender and color biased
The 50-year-old comedian and actress previously slammed Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for not paying her fairly or treating her equally

Jan 20 07:15

L’Oreal’s Muslim Model: ‘Sinister’ Israel ‘Are Child Murderers’, ‘Defeat Awaits’ Them

(*I Know What I'm Getting My Valentine Now ! thankYou^ ! )

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L’Oréal Paris UK’s new hijab-wearing Muslim model has made numerous anti-Israel posts on Twitter, calling the nation “sinister,” “child murderers,” and claiming “defeat” awaits them.

Amena Khan https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1445194579/_DSC0608_-_Copy_400x40... entered the spotlight this week after being featured in a L’Oréal hair product advertisement while wearing a hair-covering hijab.

Jan 20 07:15

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CORPORATE ONLINE SURVEILLANCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the ad-beacons that follow us around the web to the apps that track our physical locations as we move around the world.

Importantly, the report shows how tracking companies join up the dots we leave behind, creating stable identifiers that can connect the data-trails from purchases, apps, devices, and clicks, creating a fantastically detailed picture of our lives built up our of these fragmentary details.

This is important because each little fragmentary disclosure can feel harmless at the time, but once they're merged into a unitary whole, the picture they from is disturbingly detailed.

Jan 20 07:12

California’s Income Inequality Now Worse Than Mexico’s, Poverty Level Highest In America

Were California a Country It’d be the 17th Most Unequal Nation on Earth, Ahead of Mexico & Guatemala

Jan 20 07:12

Mother of patient left in cold says her daughter was denied care

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks asserted she was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street. Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing 22-year-old daughter's predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passer-by who was enraged at the way she was treated.

"I didn't even know that it was my daughter initially," Chandler told CBS News. "As he got close enough, I saw it was her and I got hysterical because in that moment, it was sheer fear that my daughter was going to die."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A society is only as good as its compassion for the most fragile among it; unfortunately, here in the US, we frequently see a massive propensity toward cruelty, and feigning ignorance, when one of its most vulnerable, like Rebecca, gets caught in the cracks of the system.

Dumping her at a bus stop, in her hospital garb, at sub-freezing temperatures?!?

This... is what "American compassion" looks like for far too many of its fragile members.

Jan 20 07:04

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading networks.

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading networks.
Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the border with Laos.

Jan 20 07:04

GOP CANDIDATE FOR PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL ELECTION IS A FORMER ABU GHRAIB INTERROGATION CONSULTANT

RICK SACCONE, THE GOP nominee in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, is a former intelligence support consultant for the U.S. Army at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. He has written extensively in support of interrogation tactics widely condemned by human rights experts as torture.

Over the years, drawing upon his experience in Iraq, Saccone has promoted waterboarding, stress positions, sleep deprivation, as well as threatening prisoners with execution, dogs, and electrocution, as necessary tactics for obtaining information from detainees.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump appeared in North Fayette Township in Pennsylvania to promote Saccone’s candidacy. Despite the district going to Trump by some 20 points in November, the GOP is at risk of losing it to Democrat Conor Lamb.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard double face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this.

Holy Heironymous Bosch, Pennsyvania GOP, could you do NO BETTER than selecting a candidate who obviously enjoyed torturing prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib so much, that he still briskly advocates these practices today?!?

Who the hell were the deaf, dumb, and blind people on your selection committee who thought this guy was THE perfectly best choice for the job, and that no other candidate could possibly be as great for the job as this guy?!?

It has been proven, by mountains of scientific evidence, that torture rarely produces actionable intelligence; it simply gets the tortured individual to say what he thinks his torturers want him to say to get the torture to stop.

There was a German interrogator, during World War Two, whose name was Hans Scharff, and he had a brilliant record of extracting information from American and British prisoners without ever once using violence.

Hans Scharff

In fact, after the war, the US military so respected his tactics that he was invited to teach seminars in interrogation to American, using his techniques.

Sure as hell looks like US foreign policy has moved from that kind of treatment of Prisoners of War to something just to the right of Atilla the Hun: and Saccone was complicit in this at Abu Ghraib, completely violating the Geneva Accords, to which the US government is a signatory!!

To the Republicans in Pennsylvania who got this guy nominated, congratulations; because of what this man has done, and what people now know about him, you have probably just thrown this election to his Democratic opponent.

Jan 20 06:41

FACEBOOK WILL ASK ITS 2 BILLION USERS TO RANK THEIR TRUST IN NEWS ORGS FOR 'NEWSFEED' MAKEOVER

Facebook today announced major changes to their 'newsfeed' which 2 billion people use monthly. Now, Facebook plans to begin asking each user to rank their trust in various news organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Rivero's Rangers; here's a Call to Keyboards; wherever Facebook is asking you to rank resouces you trust, please make sure that whatreallyhappened.com ranks high in your evaluations, OK?!?
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I honestly don't know how much good this will do WRH, but we, collectively, need to impress upon the Facebook people, that this is a respected resource, and one they shouldn't shove down to the bottom of heap, courtesy of their "squashing algorithms".

Jan 20 06:34

RUSSIA ACCUSES US OF CARVING OUT "ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENT" IN SYRIA AS MATTIS SAYS NO LONGER FOCUSING ON TERRORISM

Lavrov, as usual, is absolutely spot on in his assessment here.

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