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May 16, 2018

May 16 11:46

Hawaii on red alert as Kilauea volcano eruption plumes of ash grounds planes

May 16 11:44

Hawaii Eruption: Inside The Red Cross Shelter

May 16 11:44

Inspirational people: Leilani Estates resident Ikaika Marzo

May 16 11:42

Lava tour operators fined



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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May 16 11:40

No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College

Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a “Day of Absence,” have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators’ efforts to shift gears.

Students at the Olympia, Washington-based public school have organized a three-day “Day of Absence” observance that includes a mix of events on and off campus. Some gatherings are advertised as open to all skin colors and others ask that only POC, or People of Color, attend.

A poster hung at the school obtained by The College Fix declares that the no-whites-allowed self-segregation events will be held off campus. It asks people to RSVP at a website that spells out “No Nazis Allowed” in its URL.

May 16 11:38

Belgium summons Israeli envoy after she calls everyone killed in Gaza bloodshed ‘terrorists’

All the Palestinians, including children, killed in the violence at the Israeli-Gaza border were “terrorists,” Israel’s ambassador to Belgium said. She was called to the foreign ministry shortly after the statement.

Brussels slammed the Israeli envoy to Belgium, Simona Frankel, as she did not mince words in the aftermath of the widely-condemned violence in Gaza, where at least 60 people were killed and more than 2,700 protesters were injured by Israeli fire on Monday.

May 16 11:38

Kevin McCarthy Slams Discharge Petition Amnesty Push: ‘Number One Way’ to ‘Depress Intensity’ in Midterms

In a House GOP conference meeting on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy lit into an effort by some in the party to lead a discharge petition to force an amnesty bill to the floor of the House of Representatives.

“Our numbers are better,” McCarthy told House GOP members, per a source in the room. “If election is today we win. Will we continue to grow. But few things can disrupt us. We cannot disrupt ourselves. Intensity levels are still not there, and discharge petitions release the power of the floor that the American people gave us the responsibly to hold. When you release that power the majority goes to Nancy. If you want to depress intensity this is number one way to do it. We can debate internally but don’t let someone else like Nancy decide our future.”

McCarthy said that the discharge petition strategy ensures three things: First, the bill will never become law. Second, the effort will “depress our base.” And third, it takes “everyone down too.”



May 16 11:36

Bio-sensors that can track your EVERY move are tested in 'cyborg cows' ahead of being implanted in humans

'Cyborg cows' are being used to test tracking technology of the future.

A company named Livestock Labs has created a sensor that can be implanted under a bovine's skin to monitor its health and movements.

The idea is that farmers will have a way to easily monitor illness in livestock and quickly stop the spread of disease.

While the technology is currently being used in cows at a farm in Utah, Livestock Labs hopes to create similar implantable chips for humans.

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May 16 11:35

Turkey urges Islamic world to unite against Israel, calls summit

Turkey has urged Islamic countries to review their ties with Israel after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament that Ankara would call an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

"Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel," Premier Yildirim said, adding, “The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre."

Yildirim said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the body, called the OIC summit on Friday.

Yildirim said that after the summit at 3:00 pm a giant rally would be held at the vast Yenikapi meeting area in Istanbul under the slogan of "Stop the Oppression" to express solidarity with the Palestinians.

May 16 11:34

Details emerge of Qatari investor’s hawkish peddling in the US

A Qatari investor referenced in a series of tweets from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti this week confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that he did attend meetings at Trump Tower in December 2016.

"Mr. Al-Rumaihi was at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016. He was there in his then role as head of Qatar Investments, an internal division of QIA, to accompany the Qatari delegation that was meeting with Trump transition officials on that date," said a spokesperson for Sport Trinity, a company that Al-Rumaihi co-owns.

"He did not participate in any meetings with Michael Flynn, and his involvement in the meetings on that date was limited."

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, had tweeted on Monday what he said was evidence of a Al-Rumaihi's meeting with advisors to Donald Trump in December 2016, days before Trump took office.

May 16 11:34

Judicial Watch: New Justice Department Records Show Strong Support by Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann, Other Top DOJ Officials for Yates’ Refusal to Enforce President Trump Travel Ban

Judicial Watch today released two productions (335 pages and 44 pages) of Justice Department (DOJ) documents showing strong support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ refusal to enforce President Trump’s Middle East travel ban executive order. In one email, Andrew Weissmann, one of Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors and formerly the Obama-era Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, applauds Yates writing: “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”

Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a May 2017 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department failed to respond to a February FOIA request seeking Yates’ emails from her government account (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00832)) for the time period she served as Acting Attorney General for President Trump.



May 16 11:33

Where is the Palestinian leadership amid this catastrophe?

Internal Palestinian politics resembles a swamp, and Ramallah is the murkiest part of it.

These otherwise calm waters were muddied five months ago, when the United States altered its long-standing policy on Jerusalem and local and international political actors reacted accordingly. On May 14, these changes took effect and the US Embassy was moved to a compound in Jerusalem situated on the 1949 armistice line, thus solidifying Israel's claim on the whole city.

May 16 11:32

Rand Paul | I’m Concerned About John Brennan Using British Intelligence Agencies To Spy On Trump…

Interview with Rand Paul who has one last question for CIA director nominee Gina Haspel: Was she at all involved with any surveillance of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign?

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May 16 11:19

Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race. This Violates Federal Law.

When is someone going to be held accountable?



May 16 11:11

BREAKING: Three members of Congress send letter to President Trump

asking him to declassify and release all documents that led to the decision to launch investigation into the Trump campaign

May 16 10:58

Excellent Video Of College Trump Voters…

It takes guts to go against peer pressure, especially when you’re young. These students explain why they voted for President Trump, and why they’ll vote for him again.

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May 16 10:54

Pro-Saudi Forces Announce Start of Offensive Against Last Yemeni Rebel Port

Pro-Saudi forces have announced Monday that the “large-scale military operations” against the northern port city of Hodeidah have begun, and that forces intend to continue advancing north until “victory” is achieved.

Hodeidah is the lone seaport under the control of the Shi’ite Houthi movement, and by extension is the only port through which humanitarian aid can flow for the entire northern half of the country. A vital humanitarian location, which to pro-Saudi forces is a vital military target.

Successfully conquering Hodeidah would, after all, mean the Houthi territory, including the capital city and many millions of people, would have no access to food or medical aid. This would be an opportunity for the Saudi invading force to really crack down on them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Prince Bin Salman) and his accomplice in these war crimes, President Trump, do not give a damn about the staggering number of people this military operation will kill, through starvation and disease, now that food and medical aid will stop arriving in Yemen.

And where are the US corporate presstitutes on this?!?

No where at all.This is simply not to be spoken of, in any way whatsoever, lest the American peole actually get the notion that their government is routinely complicit in war crimes, this association with the Saudis in Yemen being one of the worst in recent history.

May 16 10:46

FINLAND: 93% OF MIGRANT SEX CRIMES COMMITTED BY MIGRANTS FROM ISLAMIC COUNTRIES

An investigation by the country’s police academy revealed that 1052 asylum seekers were suspected of crimes in 2016, with two thirds of them being Iraqis.

The figures also show that out of 116 suspects of sexual offenses, 108 came from Islamic countries like Iraq (83), Afghanistan (14) and Morocco (6).

32 per cent of the crimes were rapes, while 16 per cent were gang rapes and 16 per cent were sexual harassment. Nearly half of the crimes were committed against Finnish girls under the age of 18.

Finland has a foreign born population of around 5.5 per cent, the majority of whom are Russian, Swedish, Estonian and from the former Soviet Union, meaning Muslim migrants do not make up anywhere near a majority of the immigrant population yet are responsible for the vast majority of sex crimes committed by migrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely appalling.

I would suggest that Finnish women start to travel in groups, and have more than a passing knowlege of the use of martial arts, throwing knives, and pepper spray, which can be used with a license in this country.

Once perps realize that Finnish women can, and will, fight back, perhaps this deviant behaviour will diminish.

May 16 10:40

Putin’s stock rises as 'go-to' mediator between Israel, Iran

Russian diplomacy shifts into high gear

Following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Russian President Vladimir Putin may be the best bet, or last man standing, to offer a diplomatic off-ramp for Israel and Iran to avoid war.

Two weeks ago, this column observed that Russia might be well-placed as a potential mediator between Iran and Israel, a trend Al-Monitor has followed for over four years. That role places Putin on a tightrope balancing Russia’s all-in support for the Syrian government, while facing the limits of Moscow’s uneasy but vital relationships with both Iran and Israel and reckoning with a continued slide in US-Russia relations. The regional picture is additionally complicated by the US decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, the Palestinian demonstrations in the Gaza Strip, the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic track and Hezbollah’s win in Lebanon’s elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As could have been predicted, President Putin is a zillion chess moves ahead of both President Trump and the West on this issue, and is doing everything in his power to prevent a regional war, which could, potentially, go nuclear.



May 16 10:25

MILLIONS IN TAX DOLLARS STOLEN VIA WELFARE AND SENT TO TERRORIST GROUP

It sounds like something from a movie: A man is caught at an airport with one million in cash in a carry-on suitcase. Yet in what some have called the “worst scandal in Minnesota history,” this scene plays out weekly at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with more than $100 million dollars leaving country and ending up in the Middle East and North Africa just last year. The kicker?

Some of it is your tax money — and some of it went into the hands of a terrorist group.

May 16 10:22

JOSHUA SCHULTE NAMED AS SUSPECT IN 'VAULT 7' LEAK OF CIA TOOLS TO WIKILEAKS, BUT CHARGED INSTEAD OVER CHILD PORN

Federal investigators believe a man who once worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is responsible for last year's massive leak of Top Secret CIA hacking tools, court documents reveal.

The suspect has been named as Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, who lived in New York, and is now in federal jail in Manhattan--not for the hack, but on child pornography charges.

Chat log found on Joshua Schulte's computer - feds say he's discussing how to keep child porn secret. I'm more interested in the CIA coder's comment about how encryption can be broken. Feds didn't need to break the encryption on his computer. They found password on his cellphone pic.twitter.com/eoRuQAnPhm

— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) May 15, 2018
The government has filed no charges against Schulte in connection with the CIA leak. It's not clear why.

In court, Schulte's lawyer Jacob Kaplan said the FBI suspects his client was behind the leak of some 8,000 CIA documents to WikiLeaks in March, 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The answer as to why Schulte has not been charged with these leaks is simple; Wikileaks has now become considered a credible resource for average individuals to use, and is truth-centric; child porn is still considered to be ugly and horrific. By smearing him with the child porn, which he did apparently view, it is smearing Wikileaks by association, a very old trick of America's Deep State.



May 16 10:17

Mueller Trying To Shut Down Investigation Into Special Counsel Leaks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is trying to block an investigation into how anonymously sourced accounts of their investigation leaked to the media, claiming the leaks don't amount to evidence of illegal grand jury leaks - which could just as easily come from defense attorneys in the Paul Manafort case or others outside the investigation, reports Politico.

Mueller's team has asked a federal judge in Virginia to turn down a request for a hearing on the leaks, requested by attorneys representing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this very career-stained political operative.

May 16 10:15

Brennan Was Feeding Obama Unverified Info From Steele Dossier, Contradicting 2017 Testimony

Two former colleagues of ex-CIA Director John Brennan have contradicted his claim that the unverified "Steele Dossier" was not part of the US Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian interference in the 2016 election, reports Paul Sperry of RealClear Investigations.

Central to the controversy is a statement by recently retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, who stated in a classified letter to Congress that the anti-Trump memos which made up the dossier did factor in to the IC assessment - which was reinforced in a CNN interview by James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence who said that the assessment was based on "some of the substantive content of the dossier," and that the IC was "able to corroborate" certain dossier allegations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by these revelations.

May 16 10:13

A DOZEN GOOGLERS QUIT OVER GOOGLE'S MILITARY DRONE CONTRACT

Google's "Project Maven" is supplying machine-learning tools to the Pentagon to support drone strikes; the project has been hugely divisive within Google, with employees pointing out that the company is wildly profitable and doesn't need to compromise on its ethics to keep its doors open; that the drone program is a system of extrajudicial killing far from the battlefield; and that the firm's long-term health depends on its ability to win and retain the trust of users around the world, which will be harder if Google becomes a de facto wing of the US military.

A dozen googlers have put their money where their mouths are, publicly resigning over the contract; 4,000 more googlers have signed an open letter to the company's CEO asking him to cancel the contract.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Google's reputation is already in tatters; looking at what it has done with its data, and the algorithms it uses to suppress certain ways of looking at issues, it is obvious that its leadership has the morals of a dead tree stump (and trust me, I WILL get letters from dead tree stumps on this!!)

May 16 10:11

Killer Mike Tells the Truth About What Really Happened in the 2016 primaries between Bernie, Hillary & the DNC



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May 16 10:05

HOMELAND SECURITY UNVEILS NEW CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY AMID THREATS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy for addressing the growing number of cyber security risks as it works to assess them and reduce vulnerabilities.

“The cyber threat landscape is shifting in real-time, and we have reached a historic turning point,” DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. “It is clear that our cyber adversaries can now threaten the very fabric of our republic itself.”

The announcement comes amid concerns about the security of the 2018 U.S. midterm congressional elections and numerous high-profile hacking of U.S. companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the NSA collectively impotent to break Mike's cryptographic challenge for them several years ago, I seriously doubt that this newfound "cybersecurity strategy" is going to have any meaningful results.

If the NSA was actually capable of doing its job, the malware/ransomwear that we are seeing attacking our computers with such dedicated regularity, would simply not exist.

And accompanying this article, also at blacklistednews.com, we find the following:

Hiding Information in Plain Site

May 16 10:03

Scottish Parliament Votes Against Giving Consent to UK's EU Withdrawal Bill

The United Kingdom’s EU withdrawal bill is being currently debated in the country's parliament and is due for the final vote in the House of Commons in the coming weeks. The current disagreements between the UK government and Scotland threaten to put Britain on the verge of a constitutional crisis.

The majority of Scottish lawmakers — 93 people — cast their ballots against the bill which defines post-Brexit sharing of power between regional authorities. Members of the Scottish National Party, the Labor Party, the Liberal Democrats and Scottish Greens showed a rare unity, approving the proposal of the Scottish government to reject the EU withdrawal bill. Meanwhile, 30 lawmakers supported the proposal on post-Brexit power sharing.

May 16 10:03

Paris: Too Early to Discuss Russia Sanctions Lifting, But 'Nothing's Impossible'

On May 24, French President Emmanuel Macron will begin his two-day visit to Russia, a few weeks after he signaled his readiness to conduct a "strategic" dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

In an interview with the French news network BFM TV, the country's government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux underlined that although "it's too early to speak of the abrogation of the anti-Russian sanctions, nothing is impossible."

"There are no deadlock situations. Everything can be discussed and this is the principle of diplomacy," he emphasized.

May 16 10:02

State Department Says Hosts 200 Foreign Diplomats to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

200 diplomats and representatives from countries gathered at the Department of State on Monday to discuss the way forward in the wake of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters.

"We had 200 ambassadors here [State Department] yesterday… speaking about the next steps forward on the Iran deal," Nauert said on Tuesday.

Nauert explained the diplomats met with several senior State Department officials with respect to the issue, while several Treasury Department officials also participated in the meetings.



May 16 10:02

US Navy on Alert as US' Iran Deal Exit Leaves Gulf in ‘Period of Uncertainty’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to go back on the 2015 Iran nuclear arms deal and withdraw has opened a “period of uncertainty” in the oil and natural gas rich-Persian Gulf, a top US Navy leader said Monday.

Washington anticipates the "period of uncertainty" to hang over the gulf indefinitely, Admiral John Richardson, the service's chief of naval operations, told Reuters aboard a military aircraft.

"It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into, right — how the whole world will respond to this latest development," Richardson told reporters.

May 16 10:02

Trump's Iran gamble won't topple regime, but could start ‘war’ with EU

Trump’s plans are not about starting a war with Iran but trying to bring about regime change by draining it financially. It’s a plan which is doomed to fail, and could also create a costly trade war with the EU.

You have to go back quite some time in contemporary history to find a policy decision taken by a superpower so spectacularly wrong, that it compares to the decision by Donald Trump to pull out of the so-called Iran deal. One tends to think more recently of the decision by George W. Bush to not only invade Iraq with no real plan, but to also cancel all pay to the Iraqi army – a move which perhaps our grandchildren will still feel the impact of, in decades to come. Another one, perhaps, could be the decision in 1956 for Britain to plough ahead with the military campaign in Suez, an all-time low in British history which still produces red faces from bewildered politicos and historians today.

May 16 10:01

Media obsessed with Trump as solution to failing business model - New York Times columnist

Nicholas Kristof, a prominent columnist for the New York Times, has warned that the media’s obsessive focus on President Donald Trump means they are failing to cover other important stories.

Kristof lamented the “all Trump, all the time” nature of the US media since Trump took office. "We have to acknowledge that there is so much more happening in the world than Donald Trump,” he told CNN host Brian Stelter.

May 16 10:00

IDF & protesters joined by ultra-orthodox Jews clash outside new US embassy

Hundreds of protesters gathered near the site of Jerusalem's new US embassy, leading to violent clashes with police and several arrests.

Demonstrators included multiple members of the Knesset and about a dozen members from an ultra-orthodox anti-Israeli group, who reportedly held signs that read: "Jews worldwide condemn Israeli bloody brutality" and "Authentic Jewry never recognized the State of Israel."


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May 16 10:00

From child hooligans to 'canine KGB death squads’: UK media launches usual Russia World Cup takedown

As the World Cup looms, the UK media is ready with an axe to grind. No matter how insignificant an issue with anything remotely linked to Russia, it will be reported as if it’s the end of the world, just like the Sochi Olympics.

Journalists are already cherry picking the grimmest things they can find (no matter how small or tenuously-linked) to cast the Russian World Cup in a negative light. The same tactic was used during the Sochi winter games. Anyone remember the double-toileted stall of 2014? Or that time a journalist had no hot water in his hotel room? Oh, the horror. That Russian bogeyman is at it again.

May 16 09:59

'Our country is not Libya or Iraq': N. Korea may reconsider Trump-Kim summit if guaranteed safety

Pyongyang is not interested in any negotiations that envisage only unilateral denuclearization without guarantees North Korea won’t be left totally defenseless like Libya in case of aggression, deputy foreign minister has said.

Criticizing Washington’s demands for unilateral concessions and unconditional “nuclear abandonment,” North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye-gwan recalled the eventual fate of Libya and said such negotiations style is unacceptable for Pyongyang.

“This is not an attempt to solve the problem through dialogue but rather the manifestation ...to force the destiny of the collapsed Libya and Iraq to our dignified state,” Kim said, according to KCNA.

May 16 09:58

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 16, 2018: SYRIAN ARMY LIBERATES DOZENS OF VILLAGES IN RASTAN POCKET

Syrian forces have re-established control of the area east of the M5 highway in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs now that militants have withdrawn from the area. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are now in control of over 30 settlements located there.

At the same time, the evacuation of militants from the pocket is still ongoing. On May 15, 73 buses left the area.

As soon as the evacuation deal is fully implemented, the SAA will establish full control of the Rastan area. This will allow the Syrian government to start to use more actively the M5 highway, which is a vital supply line linking southern and northern Syria. However, a part of the highway heading through the province of Idlib is still in the hands of militants. According to pro-government sources, this area is one of the targets of upcoming military operations by the SAA and its allies.



May 16 09:57

MEDIA WON’T INVESTIGATE MEDICALLY CAUSED DEATH NUMBERS

Imagine a Congressional hearing held before media cameras, with reporters all over the US and Europe ready with shocking articles about one of the leading causes of death—

SENATOR: Sir, I have the numbers in front of me. How can you keep this secret from the public?

FDA COMMISSIONER: It’s not a secret, sir. Many experts know about it.

SENATOR: I’m looking through the trillion-dollar federal budget. I’m looking for the money allocated to fix this horrible situation. Where are those funds?

FDA COMMISSIONER: Nowhere.

I know major media won’t investigate medically-caused death numbers, because I’ve published reports for years, and I’ve contacted news people with the facts; and nothing happens.

So we begin with a few citations.

July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association; author, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; “Is US health really the best in the world?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trust me: the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America is not a place where you get ill, old, and broke all at the same time.

War criminals like Dick Cheney will always get the best of care; remember how he, apparently, got bumped up to the top of the list for his heart transplant?!?

How Dick Cheney Got His New Heart This article concludes with the following statement:

"The problem for him and his is that he has shone the spotlight a bit too brightly on the wrong side of the debate. Old man Cheney and his million-dollar heart serve to remind us just how ugly health care can be when it is a simple commodity given to someone with friends in high places, even if he (possibly) did get the organ through routine channels. He now and forever is the poster child for why health care must be a right, not the latest luxe trinket for those few who can afford it."

May 16 09:57

FANTASTIC | John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue…

Incredible piece from the American Spectator this morning. This is the BEST overall story I've read anywhere on John Brennan's attempted coup on Trump. Several new details that I haven't seen anywhere else.

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May 16 09:56

The US pulled out of Iran Nuclear Deal because it’s too broke

Here’s a perspective on Trump’s decision to pull out of JCPOA, a.k.a. the Iran Nuclear Deal, that definitely doesn’t get enough airtime. It’s all about money. Following the Iranian revolution of 1978-79, Jimmy Carter froze Iran’s assets in the US. Ever since then, the US has been holding on to between $100 and $120 billion in Iranian assets, which have been accruing rent and interest. After the JCPOA, which stipulated the lifting of sanctions on Iran, Washington has been doing its best to drag its feet on releasing these assets, but they would have had to be returned to Iran sooner or later… unless the US pulled out of the deal, which it just did.

May 16 09:52

San Francisco high-rise is sinking and leaning


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May 16 09:51

US, British lawmakers condemn Israel’s “horrific” massacre in Gaza

Members of the US Congress are making some of their strongest statements ever condemning Israel after its massacre of dozens of unarmed civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday.

This comes amid growing international disquiet over the bloodshed.

“I am deeply saddened by the horrific slaughter of at least 52 Palestinian protesters and injuries to thousands more by Israeli forces,” John Yarmuth, a Democratic House member from Kentucky, wrote on Facebook.

“No doubt this will spark claims that Israel has a right to defend itself – and it does. But this has nothing to do with defense,” Yarmuth added. “We are witnessing the use of unabated brutality and force against civilians to stifle civil unrest. America must expect and demand more from its close allies.”

May 16 09:50

Israeli violence met with global condemnation

As funerals were held in Gaza on Tuesday, Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian protesters the previous day was met with nearly universal condemnation and growing international calls for accountability.

On Tuesday, which marked the annual Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day, two more protesters – identified as Bilal Budeir Hussein al-Ashram, 17, and Naser Ahmad Mahmoud Ghurab, 51 – were killed during renewed but far smaller protests than those held along Gaza’s eastern perimeter on Monday.

More than 40 others were wounded by live fire and seven children, a paramedic and a journalist were among those reported injured, according to the Palestinian human rights group Al Mezan.

May 16 09:49

US STATE PASSES LAW DEFINING ANY CRITICISM OF ISRAEL AS ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ JUST AS THEY KILL 60 CIVILIANS

The news that Israel killed more than 60 Palestinians on Monday alone, has sparked criticism from Americans who are frustrated with the United States’ failure to hold one of its closest allies accountable for the human rights violations it is committing—and individuals in one state will soon be labeled as “anti-Semitic” for openly voicing their opinion.

South Carolina will become the first state to legally define criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism” when a new measure goes into effect on July 1, targeting public schools and universities. While politicians have tried to pass the measure as a standalone law for two years, they finally succeeded temporarily by passing it as a “proviso” that was slipped into the 2018-2019 budget.

May 16 09:48

Canadian shot in Gaza says he was 'clearly marked' as a doctor

Dr. Tarek Loubani decided not to use the tourniquet in his pocket to stop the bleeding when he was shot in the legs at the Gaza border on Monday.

The London, Ont., physician was treating injured Palestinians when he was shot. But he says his wound wasn't serious enough to waste precious medical supplies.

Israeli forces killed at least 60 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 since Monday at the border, Reuters reports. Israel says it is defending its border and has accused Hamas of using protests as a cover for attacks.



May 16 09:47

BLOODBATH! — Israel Embarks On New War Crimes

Trump had known this in advance, but went ahead anyway, anxious to curry favour with his Zionist masters — to bring a smile to the face of his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, to please his Jewish ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and, above all, to increase the smirk on the face of that Olympic Smirker of Smirkers, Benjamin Netanyahu, whose smirks only equal the exquisite facial contortions brought to perfection by America’s Zionist Puppet president Donald Trump.

“Every country has the right to defend its borders,” Trump barked, without bothering to mention that Israel has no borders and feels it has the right to expand its territories, with remarkable flexibility, into whatever corner of the Middle East it happens to covet.

But we were talking about Trump and his penchant for silly smirks.

May 16 09:46

History of Iran in 5 minutes (3200 BCE - 2013 CE)

May 16 09:46

Doctor accused of fraud and misdiagnosing patients to fund 'opulent lifestyle'

Maria Zapata went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada a little more than five years ago because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her that she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said.

Her husband asked, "Why are you giving her so many injections?" The doctor reassured them that the treatment would help.
But Zapata, 70, of McAllen, Texas, said the medication didn't help and might have been making things worse: There was discoloration on her legs. Other doctors raised concern about the treatments, and her family doctor even told her she didn't have arthritis.
Zapata was not the only patient given treatment she might not have needed, according to a joint federal and local investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is far more common than you think.

When a doctor is prescribing a medication for you, one of the most uncomfortable - but necessary - questions you need to ask, is, is that doctor being compensated by the pharmaceutical corpration making the prescription drug they are prescribing?!?

The reason I say this, is that I got caught up in this, with a prescription given to me by my HMO, a number of years ago. But the issue that was causing the pain, for which I was prescribed the medication, was never resolved, which it could have been, with a chemical sensitivity test, which was never done, most probably because the physician who prescribed the drug was being compensated by the manufacturer of that drug.

Bless him, it took 40 minutes for Mike to identify what I was dealing with; I am horrifically allergic to formaldehyde precursors, and the presence of this chemical is ubiquitous in the US. Mike threw out every product in our home which contained this chemical, and within 24 hours, I was able to walk without pain for the first time in half a decade.

I took the supporting documentation back to my orthopod, and was more than a little angry that the chemical sensitivity test, which could have saved me so much pain, was never ordered, because a physician, who is no longer with my HMO, was literally profiting from my extreme discomfort.

Don't let yourself be a victim of this practice; ask, and tell your physician that you understand how common a practice it is, and how you are concerned that it might sway a physician's judgement, in the name of passive income.



May 16 09:39

Florida Man posted on social media he was looking for “sexy boys” at elementary school found with teddy bear, coloring books, diapers and condoms

A 19-year-old man who posted on social media about looking for “sexy boys” at an elementary school has been arrested, according to Ocoee Police.
Kristopher Martin Oswald II was arrested Monday while sitting in his car at a Central Park in Ocoee.

May 16 09:39

Judge recommends jail time for man who used the Americans With Disabilities Act to extort money from businesses

Terrell Frederick used the Americans with Disabilities Act to make money and now he, his attorney and third-party law firm are in trouble.
In 2017, News 5 Investigates uncovered an elaborate scheme to extort money from local business owners.

May 16 09:32

How are Palestinians reacting to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and violence in Gaza?



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May 16 09:31

Hawaii goes on RED ALERT for 'major eruption' of Kilauea volcano as huge ash plume billows 12,000 FEET into the sky with the USGS warning of an 'explosive and imminent' event sparking preparations for mass evacuations

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could have a major devastating eruption at 'any time', the US Geographical Survey has said.

The volcano has been erupting for 10 days, and more than 2000 residents have already been evacuated.

'At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,' the USGS said on Tuesday afternoon.

The USGS also raised the volcano aviation alert level at Hawaii’s Kilauea to red - the highest level - which indicates a 'major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.'

May 16 09:31

Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims

A chemical found in the world’s most widely used weedkiller can have disrupting effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe, according to a wide-ranging pilot study in rats.

Glyphosate is the core ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and levels found in the human bloodstream have spiked by more than a 1,000% in the last two decades.

The substance was recently relicensed for a shortened five-year lease by the EU. But scientists involved in the new glyphosate study say their results show that it poses “a significant public health concern”.

One of the report’s authors, Daniele Mandrioli, at the Ramazzini Institute in Bologna, Italy, said significant and potentially detrimental effects from glyphosate had been detected in the gut bacteria of rat pups born to mothers, who appeared to have been unaffected themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following website lays out, with clarity, how Monsanto owns political candidates at the Federal level:

Contributions to Federal Candidates, 2018 cycle

And when a political candidate is owned, in terms of being supported by a company which produces a product being potentially deadly to We the People, they stay owned, no matter what the hard science says.

May 16 09:29

I asked Apple for all my data. Here's what was sent back

Last week, I asked Apple to give me all the data it's collected on me since I first became a customer in 2010 with the purchase of my first iPhone. That was nearly a decade ago. As most tech companies have grown in size, they began collecting more and more data on users and customers -- even on non-users and non-customers.

The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed just how much tech companies have on us -- enough to figure out who we might vote for at the ballot box, for example.

Apple? Not so much.

May 16 09:29

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of plane after windshield cracks over China



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May 16 09:27

The coolest USB flash drive you can buy - Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z

The Aegis Secure Key 3z has you covered, making it the perfect USB flash drive for professionals and business users. Rather than relying on a software-based encryption solution, the Aegis Secure Key 3z features built-in hardware-based 256-bit AES XTS encryption (with FIPS 140-2 validation) that's totally cross-platform and OS agnostic - it'll work on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Chrome, embedded systems, in fact, anything that has a powered USB port and storage file system.

Physically, the Aegis Secure Key 3z is made from aluminum that's both tough and water- and dustproof, and features a durable polymer-coated keypad that's used to enter the passcode to unlock the drive. All the markings are laser-etched, with no stickers to fall off. All the internal components are protected with epoxy resin to prevent physical tampering.

This is a quality bit of kit.

May 16 09:26

North Korea issues warning to U.S.

President Trump’s planned summit meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea is in doubt after Pyongyang threatened today to withdraw if Washington insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”

Rejecting the Trump administration’s demand that it quickly dismantle its nuclear program, as Libya did 15 years ago, North Korea singled out John Bolton, Mr. Trump’s new national security adviser, saying in a statement, “We do not hide our feelings of repugnance towards him.” Read a transcript of the North Korean statement here.

The announcement came hours after state media in Pyongyang warned that the meeting might be canceled to protest the joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea that began this week.

May 16 09:26

CONSERVATIVES IN AN UPROAR AFTER TWITTER DEPLOYS DRACONIAN SHADOWBAN FILTER

Twitter will now use thousands of behavioral signals when filtering search, replies, and algorithmic recommendations. If it believes you are trying to game its system, or simply acting like a jerk, it will push your tweets lower down. It’s the biggest update so far in the company’s push to create healthier conversations, an initiative announced by its CEO Jack Dorsey in March.

Among the signals Twitter will use: whether you tweet at large numbers of accounts you don’t follow, how often you’re blocked by people you interact with, whether you created many accounts from a single IP address, and whether your account is closely related to others that have violated its terms of service. -BuzzFeed

“A lot of our past action has been content-based, and we have been shifting more and more toward conduct and behaviors on the system,” Dorsey said in a Monday briefing at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The answer here is quite clear; use social media formats which do not censor, as those seen on the left hand panel of this website. Twitter needs to be ignored out of existence for this, and the time for this to happen, is right the heck now.

May 16 09:26

Fist-size gunshot wounds, pulverized bones, inadmissible use of force by Israel in Gaza – HRW to RT

After the protests in Gaza, we've seen injuries that you see in conflict situations, not what you would expect in policing and law enforcement situations, Omar Shakir, Israel & Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, told RT.

The UN Security Council gathered Tuesday for an emergency meeting following the killing and injuring of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli soldiers during protests on Monday. At least 60 people lost their lives in what's become the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2014. More than 2,700 people were injured, many with live ammunition.

The violence came as the US controversially opened its new embassy in nearby Jerusalem. However, Washington's envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that there is no link between US Embassy move and deaths of Palestinians.

May 16 09:23

Amazon and Starbucks blast Seattle council's controversial new tax that would see large businesses pay for programs for the homeless

Starbucks and Amazon have come out swinging against a new tax in Seattle that would see large corporations pay $275 in tax for every employee.

Any firm earning more than $20 million a year will be asked to pay a head tax, which will raise up to about $48million to help battle the city's homelessness problem.

Amazon, which employs about 45,000 people in Seattle, will shoulder most of the burden - and they're not happy about it, instead claiming the city is anti-business and has a spending efficiency problem.

May 16 09:22

It gets worse: Tesla now has to compete with $50,000 electric BMWs going for $54/month

As if things weren’t bad enough for beleaguered Tesla…

The company lost $1.1 billion in cash in the last quarter, executives are leaving the company in droves, it’s facing production issues with its Model 3 and, as I recently discussed, Elon Musk insulted analysts on the latest earnings call by dismissing their questions – regarding the company’s survival – as “boring” and “boneheaded,” (just after shareholders approved his obscenely large pay package).

Now, in addition to all that, the company has to compete with BMW leasing its $50,000 i3 electric vehicle for only $54 a month. That’s not a typo. Bloomberg recently confirmed you could lease an i3 for less than your monthly cable bill.

Lest you think BMW is making money on that lease, I assure you it’s not. The entire EV sector is losing money.

May 16 09:21

Kim Jong Un slams American unilateralism, to reconsider talks only if US is willing to negotiate

North Korea is not willing to play a game with America where America alone gets ‘the better end of the deal’, as Trump would put it.

Some sort of arrangement whereby North Korea has no assurance that America won’t eventually march in and overthrow the regime and give Kim the Gadhafi treatment over some trumped up pretext, as in Libya, while North Korea has agreed to give up its nuclear program is simply not what this process has been about.

America has to be willing to put some skin in the game and to compromise with Pyongyang if it is to do the same, in essence, some sort of exchange of value.

May 16 09:21

North Korea May Cancel Summit Over Bolton's 'Absurd' Demands - Updated

The Trump administration thought it was an easy path in its negotiations with North Korea. Trump was euphoric when North Korea released three U.S. prisoners and proudly announced the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore where North Korea would agree to give up all its nuclear weapons and nuclear development programs. Trump would get a Nobel peace prize and all would be well.

This was a serious miscalculation based on a lack of understanding. It misread each and every statement North Korea made. The Trump administration has no ambassador in South Korea, the most experienced North Korea expert at the State Department left in disgust. The National Security Council is run by a maniac who had sabotaged earlier agreements with North Korea and wants to do it again.

May 16 09:19

The Stomach-Churning Victim Blaming by “Labour Friends of Israel”

The true face of the organisation calling itself “Labour Friends of Israel” has been revealed today, in truly disgusting victim-blaming tweets reacting to the massacre of over fifty Palestinians – including yet more children – by the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza.

No Israelis were injured and no “border communities” attacked. This amplification of the worst extreme right wing zionist propaganda by the Likud government shows beyond doubt that “Labour Friends of Israel” is nothing whatsoever to do with the professed values of the Labour Party, but rather a well-funded entryist front solely intended to promote the interests of a violent, expansionist and aggressive foreign state.

May 16 09:19

The Guardian Rejoices in the Silencing of Assange

In fact Julian Assange was questioned for two days solid in the Embassy by Swedish procurators and police in November 2016. The statement he gave to them at that time I published in full. Following that questioning it was plain that there was no hope of a successful prosecution, particularly as the only physical evidence Swedish Police had was a condom Anna Ardin claimed he had worn but which had no trace of his DNA – a physical impossibility.

May 16 09:17

Three Billings police officers who had sex on duty identified

The Billings police officer investigated for assaulting a Laurel police officer, disciplined for leaving a transient couple in a remote area and sued for injuring a bystander during a 2012 foot chase was identified Tuesday as one of the officers who had sex with a civilian city employee on city property.

Paul Lamantia has resigned from his role as an officer, according to a statement from an attorney representing one of the other officers involved.

“We confirm that Paul was the officer who has sex at city hall while off duty,” said attorney Vince Salminen in an email statement.

The identities of the other two officers were later confirmed in court documents as Matt Edwards and Clint Anglin. They both remain on the force.

Lamantia, Edwards and Anglin were suspended without pay for having sex with the woman on city property.

May 16 09:16

Ontario doctor shot while aiding Palestinians in Gaza

An Ontario doctor was in Gaza testing 3D-printed tourniquets when he was shot by Israeli snipers firing into a crowd of Palestinian protesters on Monday.

Tarek Loubani, an emergency physician from London, Ont., is recovering after a bullet pierced his right knee and lightly wounded his left leg. At least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 wounded in the bloodiest day the region has seen in recent years.

May 16 09:16

Police warn English fans - don’t instigate violence by waving St George’s flag at World Cup

English football fans should not wave the St George’s flag during next month’s World Cup, British police have warned. The head of football policing warned the flag can be “antagonistic” and could lead to violence.

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council said that “people need to be really careful with flags. It can come across as almost imperialistic . . . and can cause antagonism,” he said. “We really urge some caution about people putting flags out and waving them about in public, there is a bit of risk when people draw attention to themselves and people need to be aware of that."

May 16 09:15

NEW VIDEO …. BDS, NOW MORE THAN EVER

May 16 09:15

EUROVISION 2018 ~~ THE UNTOLD STORY

Netta Barzilai is an incredible talent and deserved to win Europe’s most important song competition. But her victory, even if inadvertently, is a victory for the occupation.

May 16 09:05

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says White House Leakers ‘Should Be Fired’

The leaks need to end. Now.

That’s the general sentiment in the White House these days, as leaks of damaging information about the Trump Administration have reached a high point.

Earlier this week, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway reacted to the recent spate of leaks by declaring that anyone caught leaking should be terminated immediately.

All this comes after an unfortunate incident where White House staffer Kelly Sadler suggested that the Administration shouldn’t care what ailing Senator John McCain thinks, as his time on earth is almost up.

The subsequent fallout from the embarrassing revelation led to a report by Jonathan Swan of Axios, who detailed a recent meeting held by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders where she berated staff over leaks and even suggested details of the very meeting itself would leak.

May 16 09:01

BREAKING: SCHOOL SHOOTING - WAS STOPPED BY ARMED GUARD. Near chicago

High School shooting: "We're lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives,"

May 16 08:53

Daddy's Little Ghoul -Ivanka Is Such A Sweet Little Zionist Genocidal Daughter

Who Controls Her Stupid Narcissistic Dad

May 16 08:47

Trump: Criminals Who Kill Police Officers Should Get the Death Penalty

Speaking at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service today, President Trump renewed a call for the death penalty to be served as punishment for those found guilty of killing a police officer.

The President told those in attendance that America needs an immediate end to “the attacks on our police,” adding “we must end them right now.”

“Criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty,” Trump explained. “Bring it forth.”

Bring it forth indeed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about law abiding citizens killing police officers trying to kill innocent law abiding citizens?

May 16 08:46

Clinton Campaign Funneled $150,000 To Hillary Clinton’s Personal Company

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has transferred nearly $150,000 of leftover campaign funds to a company she solely owns in the months following her election defeat, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The Clinton campaign has paid $149,457 to ZFS Holdings LLC, since May 2017 for the purpose of “rent,” FEC filings show, but the campaign has left it unclear if it’s paying at, above or below fair market value for the office space it’s renting.

Also, the rent payments to ZFS were sent to the same address as Rorrie Gregorio, Clinton’s personal financial manager.

“Obviously, it has a certain fishiness to it,” former FEC chairman and founder of the Institute for Free Speech Brad Smith told The Daily Caller News Foundation about the rent payments.

May 16 08:45

Bloody Gina Haspel Wins Vote by Senate Intelligence Committee To Be Next CIA Director

Gina Haspel just cleared her next big hurdle to be confirmed as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The controversial nomination process is almost over, and enough Democrats flipped to give her the votes for confirmation. Yesterday, the path forward for Haspel became clear after Senator Mark Warner, the Democrat senator of Virginia, flipped and announced his support for Haspel. Warner joined two other red-state Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, in offering his support for her in advance of the full vote.

And now the Senate Intelligence Committee voted in favor of Haspel:

May 16 08:20

Gaza Bloodshed Rises, Hospitals Lack Supplies as Desperation Increases - Sarah Westall

Professor and activist, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, rejoins the program to share with listeners the on the ground reality in Gaza/Palestine. In the backdrop of the U.S. capital move to Jerusalem, the escalation of war with Iran, and the Israeli bombing in Syria, the Palestinian plight has worsened. Over the last few weeks, the bloodshed has significantly increased with over 100 deaths and over 7000 injuries. The hospitals do not have the necessary supplies to care for the injured which will surely raise the death toll. All of the death and injuries occurred against unarmed civilians resulting in major casualties for the Palestinians and zero injuries for the Israelis. Israelis continue to claim self defense as the world wakens to the insanity of those claims.

May 16 08:19

'CEOs don't want this released': US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now reached 339 to 1, with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1.

May 16 08:08

Central Banks Prepare For The Collapse By Creating A Database Of Who Owes What

Banks are now turning towards blockchain technology. HSBC completes its first trade-finance using blockchain. NYSE plans to settle bitcoin futures using physical bitcoins instead of fiat currency.

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