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CURRENT EVENTS

Oct 17 19:31

#Culiacán, Mexico Chaos

Various mixed reports from #Culiacan. Apparently El Chapo’s oldest son Ivan Archivaldo was captured or killed. Some reports say that the narcos are trying to rescue him from the marines. Others say that they are doing this as a response to his death.

Oct 17 15:59

'Blood will flow in Hong Kong': Prominent Chinese dissident warns Beijing is 'determined' to quell unrest and urges US President Trump to step in after a leading activist was smashed with iron hammers by a masked gang

A prominent Chinese dissident has warned that Beijing is 'determined' to quell anti-government unrest in Hong Kong which has gone on for more than four months.

'The Communist Party is determined to let blood flow in Hong Kong', warned Wang Dan, one of the student leaders of a series of protests on Tiananmen Square in 1989, which saw Beijing sending troops and tanks into the capital to crush the pro-democracy movement.

He also urged the United States and President Trump to step in 'as soon as possible' and 'save Hong Kong'.

Oct 17 14:45

US & Russia work together to end conflict in Syria

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how the Russian and US military appear to be coordinating their moves in Syria so as to prevent Turkey from moving further into Northern Syria, while using diplomacy to bring the Kurds into the framework of a united Syria.

According to AMN (https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/...), Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Mark Milley and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov held a phone conversation on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria, the JCS press service said.

“The two military leaders exchanged their views on issues of mutual concern in Syria,” the JCS said in a statement. “The two leaders have agreed to keep the specific details of their conversation secret.”

The Russian Defense Ministry issued a similar statement earlier in the day, providing no details as well.

Oct 17 12:56

Israel prepares to turn Bedouin citizens into refugees in their own country

Jonathan Cook highlights Israel’s ongoing policy of forcing its Bedouin citizens into ghettos as a half-way house to their eventual ethnic cleansing, most recently a plan to forcibly evict nearly 40,000 Bedouin from their homes into ghettos — “the largest expulsion in decades”. >>

Oct 17 12:03

Donald Trump, Alone Against All

Alone, against his opposition, against his administration and against his allies, President Trump does not seem to be able to fulfil his campaign commitments. Three years after his election, the House of Representatives launched an impeachment procedure against him because he is fighting against the corruption of the Clinton clan.

Donald Trump’s main campaign commitment to end the offensive Rumsfeld/Cebrowski military strategy and replace it with a policy of Jacksonian cooperation is met with strong internal US and external opposition from US allies. More than ever, the President appears alone, absolutely alone, in the face of the transatlantic political class.

As soon as he was elected and even before the transfer of power in 2017, Donald Trump was presented as a manic-depressive narcissist, a weak and authoritarian personality, a crypto-fascist. As soon as he joined the White House, the press called for his physical murder

Oct 17 11:34

Pence announces Turkish ceasefire in Syria

video of Pence announcing cease fire
Note that this agreement is between the US and Turkey. The Kurds are not part of this, nor has Syria committed to the plan.

Oct 17 11:11

VP Pence and Sec. Pompeo secure cease-fire agreement in Syria after meeting with Turkish president

It remains to be seen whether the Kurds will agree to the terms.

Oct 17 10:08

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Oct 17 09:59

Pat Sajak Hilariously Skewers Dem Debate with Two Succinct Tweets

“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak has spent almost four decades entertaining Americans with a polished affability that makes his game show one of the more relaxing ways to spend a half-hour in front of a television.

Oct 17 09:49

Manufactured climate hysteria of Greta Thunberg a repeat of what Severn Cullis-Suzuki did back in 1992

Many people don’t realize this, but Greta Thunberg’s little climate temper tantrum at the United Nations recently has already been tried on at least one prior occasion.

It was the year 1992, in fact, when 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki of Canada spoke at the plenary session of the U.N.’s Earth Summit, which took place in Rio de Janeiro that year, saying many of the same things that Greta is now parroting.

Severn, who repeatedly spoke of her “fear” of global warming at the summit, used many of the same buzzwords as Greta, including constant references to being “just a child.” Severn also read her carefully crafted speech, which was obviously written by someone other than herself.

Oct 17 09:44

Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters could face police investigation - latest news

The stupid police have just made heroes and martyrs out of these heroic Brits. The people will eventually turn on their government and have a little thing called a Revolution to get their country back. Go Brits!

The actions of commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters from the roof of a train are being investigated by the police as it emerged one of the activists is a Buddhist teacher.

British Transport Police have made eight arrests after protesters climbed on top of roofs of Underground carriages on Thursday morning.

Oct 17 09:31

Not a Fake: WH Releases Menacing Letter Trump Sent Turkey's President - So Intense People Thought It Wasn't Real

President Donald J. Trump might as well be Muhammed Ali at this point. The man has mastered the rope-a-dope fighting style, and the establishment media and his political opponents still haven’t caught on.

Oct 17 09:31

WATCH: Climate Protesters Climbing on London Underground Trains Physically Removed by Angry Public

The Brits are fighting back now. They have had enough of the Sor's bought and paid for bums disrupting their lives!
Wish Americans would grow a set and do the same!

Extinction Rebellion protesters attempting to bring the London Underground subway system to a halt by climbing on top of trains got a sense of how much support they enjoy among ordinary members of the public when angry commuters pelted them with rubbish and physically dragged them back to the platform.

Oct 17 09:31

After Running Fake Footage of Turkey Attacking Kurds, ABC Makes Fake Trump Quote Go Viral

A number of establishment media outlets were forced to issue corrections or editor’s notes on Wednesday after they misquoted President Donald Trump, who was speaking at the White House on the situation in Syria.

Oct 17 09:20

California’s deliberate blackouts were outrageous and harmful. They’re going to happen again.

Until more data comes in, it won’t be possible to know how much the blackouts cost the state, but Stanford’s Michael Wara, an expert on electricity policy in California, estimates the total will come in somewhere between $1.8 billion and $2.6 billion.

If the rest of the country was vaguely aware that there were blackouts in California, what many don’t yet fully understand is how ugly it was and how pissed off people are. And above all, they don’t understand one of the most bonkers features of the whole situation: Everyone agrees it is going to happen again.

Indeed, blackouts like last week’s are likely to be a feature of life in the state for years to come. Region 9 of FEMA, which covers California, called them the “new normal.”

Oct 17 09:03

California's Gov. Newsom Signs Law Putting Illegals on State Boards

- Maybe Moonbeam Brown Wasn't So Bad

Oct 17 08:19

Teen Found Chopped to Pieces, ICE Blames Social Justice-Obsessed County

Several weeks after a teenager’s body was found hacked to pieces, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the horrific crime could have been easily avoided if one liberal Washington county had just listened to them.

Oct 17 08:19

Two 'Squad' Members Back Bernie; AOC Poll Numbers Sag

It looks like socialism trumps sisterhood — at least sometimes.

Oct 17 08:17

President Trump Fired Off Warning Letter to Erdogan: “Don’t Let the World Down… Don’t Be a Tough Guy. Don’t Be a Fool”

President Trump sent off a letterto Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 9th warning the Turkish leader on his actions in Syria

Oct 17 08:16

Rockets GM Daryl Morey was bombarded by a Chinese 'troll mob' after his pro-Hong Kong tweet

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was apparently the victim of a targeted social media campaign initiated by a state-affiliated Chinese "troll mob" after he tweeted in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Oct 17 08:16

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Claims The DOJ Is Lying! Refuses To Locate Any Seth Rich Records In FOIA Request!

Despite Prior FBI Statements that Seth Rich’s DNC Computer and Emails Were Investigated, FBI Now Claims No Related Docs in FOIA Request. Attorney Requesting Documents Demands Court Step In.

Oct 17 08:15

Trump To Pelosi As She Stormed Out Of Meeting: “Goodbye! We’ll See You At The Polls!”

President Trump savagely trolled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she threw a tantrum and stormed out of a White House meeting with Trump on Syria.

Oct 17 08:10

Adam Schiff Hit with Two Ethics Complaints Over 'Ukraine' Prank Call

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff was looking for ammunition against President Donald Trump.

Oct 17 08:10

Horrifying Report Says Girls Hold in Urine, Don't Drink, Skip School To Avoid Boys in Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Can unisex bathrooms lead to bladder infections for young girls? Because of how they’re being implemented in the United Kingdom, at least one doctor thinks so.

Oct 17 07:47

Would-be presidential candidate vows to end US support for Al-Qaeda

Would-be Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has stated publicly that the US government has supported Al-Qaeda terrorists, not least in their bid to overthrow the Syrian government. Gabbard is the most high-profile US politician to confirm what has been speculated about widely over the years and has vowed to end such support.

The Hawaiian Congresswoman and military veteran who served in Iraq has long been critical of US involvement in Syria. She made her comment during a debate between the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls. If elected, she said that she would “stop supporting terrorists like Al-Qaeda who have been the ground force for the regime-change war in Syria.”

Oct 17 07:43

Sales of the U.S. Constitution have hit a record high under President Trump

The NPD Group, responsible for the national count called BookScan, said that sales of the Founding Fathers’ roadmap to democracy are about three times higher than they were under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Since Trump became the GOP front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, sales have jumped, said NPD. Some 275,000 copies were sold that year, “which is the greatest number of print edition sales of the U.S. Constitution sold since NPD BookScan began tracking U.S. book sales in 2004,” said the group.

Once in office, sales continued to rise, increasing 60% to an average of 19,800 copies sold each month during his first 33 months.

“By way of comparison, an average of 7,500 were sold monthly in Barack Obama’s first term and 5,600 in George W. Bush’s second term,” said NPD.

Oct 17 07:13

On 'International Pronouns Day,' British police chief warns people against misgendering others: 'A form of abuse'

A British police chief filmed a social media video stressing the importance of recognizing "International Pronouns Day," which apparently was Tuesday.

Oct 17 07:08

Police confiscate firearms of Korean War veteran, 84, after waitress mishears conversation

A Korean War veteran who has served in some capacity with local law enforcement for a span of six decades had his firearms confiscated and was relieved of his duties as an elementary school crossing guard last month, after a waitress overheard what she perceived to be a "threat" in a passing conversation at a coffee shop.

Oct 17 07:08

Donald Trump Jr. hits back at critics who compare him and his siblings to Hunter Biden

Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, defended himself Wednesday night from critics who have sought to compare the foreign business deals of himself and his siblings to those of Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Oct 17 06:42

Progressives attack CNN over host's 'racist' comment against AOC and the 'squad'

CNN's John King is getting pilloried online over a two word description he made against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and three other progressive members of Congress.

Oct 17 06:42

'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!': President Trump warned Turkey's Erdogan ahead of Syria offensive

President Donald Trump warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the Turkish leader's military offensive in northern Syria, writing, "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!," in an Oct. 9 letter obtained by Fox Business Network's Trish Regan.

Oct 17 06:13

Corn Pop’s Revenge: Leftists Move for the End of Joe Biden

So when moderator Anderson Cooper at the end of the CNN-New York Times debate on Tuesday night closed down the debate with a question about a unique and different friendship that has shaped their lives, one would have thought the moderators were teeing Biden up for a perfect Corn Pop moment.

Cooper said:

Last week, Ellen DeGeneres was criticized after she and former President George W. Bush were seen laughing together at a football game. Ellen defended their friendship, saying, we’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK that we’re all different. So in that spirit, we’d like you to tell us about a friendship that you’ve had that would surprise us and what impact it’s had on you and your beliefs.

Cooper went to all 11 other candidates before getting to Biden, who closed it down at the end, giving Biden plenty of time to think about what he was going to say.

Oct 17 05:16

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies; longtime Baltimore advocate was key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, a committee chairman known for his devotion to Baltimore and civil rights and for blunt and passionate speechmaking, died of longstanding health problems early Thursday morning, his office said. He was 68 years old.

The Democrat, a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, at approximately 2:45 A.M., a spokeswoman said.

Oct 16 22:42

Manbij is ours! US military left a message

Inside the US base. The cokes were still cold.

Oct 16 22:38

How The Win-Win-Win-Win Plan For Syria's Northeast Succeeds

The Syrian and Russian operations in the northeast of Syria are going well.

Russian troops prevented attempts by Turkish supported Jihadis to attack Manbij. Russian and Syrian units now also entered Ayn al-Arab/Kobani. Syrian government troops took control of the electricity producing dam in Tabqah and some units set up posts in Raqqa. Other units entered the Conoco and Al-Umar oil fields north of Abu Kahmal and east of Deir Ezzor. Some local tribe which profited from the oil explorations there held a small protest against the return of government control.

The Russian air force in Syria is preventing the use of the Turkish air-force in support of the Turkish attacks. Yesterday a Turkish F-16 entered Syrian air space but retreated when some Russian fighters appeared to hunt for it.

Oct 16 21:59

The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins

Putin is a genius!

Russia’s operation was complicated and required a lot of patience; but thanks to negotiations supervised by Russia, together with the bravery and courage of Syrian soldiers, almost all of the terrorist pockets scattered around Syria have been progressively overcome.

Erdogan currently finds himself boxed in, squeezed in by a collapsing economy, threatened by his allies (the purchase of the Russian S-400 system irritated many in Washington and in NATO): he desperately needs to present some kind of victory to his base.

With Trump, he is desperate to shift attention away from the impeachment proceedings (a hoax), and similarly needs to present some kind of victory to his base.

Erdogan and Trump have also solved the embarrassing internal conflict within NATO between Turkey and the US, probably reestablishing personal relationships (the tough talk from the White House notwithstanding).

Oct 16 20:07

N.Y. closes 'double jeopardy' loophole, can charge pardoned offenders

Really doesn't change anything. Under dual sovereignty a state could charge someone with the same crime the President pardoned them for on the federal level and vice versa and it wouldn't be double jeopardy. This is redundant and a swipe at Trump.

Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have approved a new law that allows prosecutors to charge residents with crimes on the state level, even if they have received a presidential pardon.

Oct 16 19:33

Trump warned Erdogan in letter: 'Don't be a tough guy' or 'a fool'

This is a damn good letter Trump sent to the would be Caliph of a revived Ottoman Empire!
Some peoples reaction to it makes me put a palm to my forehead!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

Trump had the letter released to bolster his view that he did not give Turkey a green light to invade Syria. Many lawmakers have been sharply critical of his decision to remove American forces from the conflict zone.

“I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal,” said Trump in the letter.

He said he had confidentially enclosed to Erdogan a copy of a letter Mazloum had sent him.

Oct 16 17:31

IT’S THOSE JUVENILES AGAIN

Oct 16 16:29

After paying out $8 billion in fines, J&J now faces 100,000 more lawsuits related to injuries caused by antipsychotic drugs

Things just keep getting worse for Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which after having recently paid out some $8 billion in fines for illegally pushing doctors to prescribe its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (risperdone) now faces more than 100,000 additional lawsuits over harm caused by this same drug, as well as many of the company’s other drugs and products.

Similar to what Monsanto and Bayer now face with thousands of lawsuits over Roundup (glyphosate) poisoning, J&J is finally being held accountable for crimes that injured and killed countless people, which analysts say could drain from the company at least another $20 billion in fines, settlements, and other payouts.

Because there appears to be no end to J&J’s liabilities at this point, shares of the company plummeted some 12 percent.

Oct 16 16:09

Dems storm out of Syria meeting with Trump: 'We have to pray for his health'

The Dems impeachment move has failed so now they are going to try the 25th amendment to get him out.

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_Stat...

Pelosi said later, at the Capitol: "I pray for the president all the time, and I tell him that -- I pray for his safety and that of his family. Now, we have to pray for his health -- because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president."

Oct 16 14:55

Massive Verizon outage across the US as data, texting and calls fail - and no word about when the issue will be resolved

America’s ‘most reliable’ network has gone down.

Verizon appears to be out across the entire US, with the most recent reports coming in from New York City, Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.

The outage appears to be effecting data, payments, calls and texting for customers -- no official statement has been given by the communications and Technology Company yet.

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Not good, particularly in light of how dependent our lives have become on these gadgets.

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