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Feb 16 10:53

Netanyahu to ‘Examine’ Possibility of Settlement Freeze

As long as Trump "gives him" Syria's Golan Heights.

Following the meeting with President Trump in the White House, the Israeli premier promised to ‘examine’ Trump’s public request that he ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank; Netanyahu also asked the president to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, adding, 'I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request.'

Feb 16 10:45

George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

Soros gave Trump a $160 million high interest mezzanine loan on a building Trump was constructing in Chicago back in 2005 and then forgave the loan. I think we are living in a stage production!

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

The financing was provided; even though, Soros has called President Trump a “would-be dictator.”

Feb 16 10:45

United States Economic Freedom Tumbles To Historic Low

After eight years of the regulation-happy Obama administration, the United States has undergone a huge slide into the 17th most economically free country in the world, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2017 Index of Economic Freedom.

Feb 16 10:14

A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump

The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless assault by “the deep state”, and at this point it is not clear who will emerge as the victor. There are many that use the term “deep state” as a synonym for the intelligence community, but the truth is that it is much broader than that. In reality, the deep state encompasses thousands upon thousands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that never seem to change no matter which party wins an election. Certainly the intelligence community is at the heart of this system, but there are countless others that are embedded within key government agencies and the Pentagon that deeply resent Donald Trump and the kind of change that he is attempting to bring to Washington.

Feb 16 09:30

FBI releases files on Trump apartments' race discrimination probe in '70s

The FBI has released nearly 400 pages of records on an investigation the bureau conducted in the 1970s into alleged racial discrimination in the rental of apartments from President Donald Trump's real estate company.

The files detail dozens of interviews the bureau conducted with Trump building tenants, management and employees, seeking indications that minority tenants were steered away from housing complexes.

Most of those interviewed said they were not aware of any discrimination. However, some of the records recount the stories of black rental applicants who said they were told no apartments were available, while whites sent to check on the same apartments were offered leases.

The records, posted on the FBI's Freedom of Information Act website, include a 1974 interview with a former doorman at a Trump building in Brooklyn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reason for the timing of these releases is very simple; there is a war going on between the intelligence community, embedded within the Deep State in this country, against President Trump, and this is one of the ways in which this war is manifesting.

President Trump may have to say "You're fired" to a great number of career people in the intelligence community, and replace them with people who he can count on to be loyal to him, and to this country, rather than the globalist agenda of wars, and the complete destruction of this country.

Feb 16 09:23

PARIS ON FIRE: Riots reach capital's centre - buildings set ablaze and police attacked

And Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.

As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.

A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These riots - most generally caused by immigrants - even if they do not continue, are almost certain to guarantee the election of Marine Le Pen to the office of French President.

That Soros didn't see this coming in France, no matter how he tries to "paper over" the violence, is a massive failure of imagination on his part, and demonstrates that he is slipping, mentally.

Initial ballots will be cast on 23 April of this year, with a run-off between the two candidates who have won the most ballots on the 7th of May.

Short of an outright assassination of Le Pen, I cannot see that Soros has either the time - or a way forward - to prevent her from becoming President of France.

And that will cause a little ruckus in a little hunk of Europe called Andorra.

Andorra, a small principality you know of if you love to ski in Europe. Like Monaco, it is a tax haven.

Traditionally, it has been run by a usually Italian Catholic (but currently Spanish Episcopal) Bishop, and the President of France, who are called "The Two Princes of the Church", in Andorran politics.

Co-Princes of Andorra

But what if "The Prince" (as in the President of France") becomes...the Princess?!?

Feb 16 09:02

FLASHBACK - MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Corporate Media By The CIA

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." -- William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

"There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don't need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level." -- William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

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Feb 16 08:42

COMPANY BEHIND DAPL REPORTED 69 ACCIDENTS, POLLUTED RIVERS IN 4 STATES IN ONLY 2 YEARS

Although it obstinately insists pipelines are safe, the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline racked up 69 reported accidents in just two years — leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil products and tainting rivers in four states.

That averages nearly three spills each month.

A new report from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and DisasterMap.net on Energy Transfer Partners and subsidiary Sunoco Logistics documents accidents filed with the National Response Center — the federal contact point for oil spills and industrial accidents — noting 69 accidents between 2015 and 2016.

However, as the study crucially notes, “These are just the accidents that are reported.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the concerns of the indigenous people attempting to protect that land and water at Standing Rock are truly legitimate.

Also, as reported at blacklistednews.com today:

GOVERNOR ORDERS EVACUATION OF DAKOTA PIPELINE PROTEST CAMP

This will not end well, I am afraid.

Feb 16 08:41

Open Warfare Declared in DC as Deep State ‘Goes Nuclear’ — Trump ‘Will Die in Jail’

Washington, D.C. – The United States is entering an extreme and unprecedented political crisis in the form of a soft coup by the deep state. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have publicly called out these elements of the “intelligence-industrial complex” that are actively working to undermine, discredit and forcibly remove President Trump.

Feb 16 07:39

Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ over President Trump, Republican Government

Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn.

Feb 15 23:21

The anti-Flynn ‘deep state’ coup – spelling it out in the clearest way possible

Okay, my sense is that a large number of commentators are misunderstanding the nature of what is going on. So, this time, rather than writing an analysis, I will spell it out, ‘talking points’ – style and, hopefully, do a better job about making my point. So, here we go.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN. Let me repeat that once more. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!! Please don’t come and tell me that Flynn was wrong on Iran, on Islam or on China. I agree. But,
==>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!!<<==
THIS IS ABOUT POWER. As in, who is boss? Who is number one? Who is the alpha dog? The President or the ‘deep state’? That is what this is all about – showing everybody who is in charge.
Whether Trump lacks brains, spine, or balls is anyone’s guess, but it is now painfully clear that he has much more in common with Yanukovich then with Putin.

Feb 15 21:52

A Win for the Deep State

Flynn was in the crosshairs of the War Party because he’s the most prominent of those around Trump who advocated for détente with Russia. Also, his somewhat loopy belief that Islam, per se, is a pernicious political ideology rather than a religion, made him a natural enemy of the pro-Saudi faction within the intelligence community, which had long worked with Riyadh to, among other things, overthrow the government of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.

The Flynn resignation is just the beginning. As one Politico writer put it, it won’t stop there. They’ll move on to new targets, and they won’t rest until they’ve bagged their real target: the President of the United States

This isn’t about Mike Flynn. It isn’t even about Trump. It’s about the future of our republic. Will we allow rogue national security officials to run rampant and utilize police state methods to advance their policy goals? If the answer is yes, then we’re doomed.

Feb 15 20:29

HAYWARD: Flynn Resignation Is a Surveillance State Coup Nightmare

Will civil libertarians now speak up for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whose career has been destroyed with a barrage of leaked wiretaps? Does anyone care if those leaks were accurate or legal?

Over the weekend, a few honest observers of the Flynn imbroglio noted that none of the strategically leaked intercepts of his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak proved he actually did anything wrong.

On Tuesday, Eli Lake of Bloomberg News joined the chorus of skeptics who said the hive of anonymous leakers infesting the Trump administration never leaked anything that proved Flynn lied to Pence:

Feb 15 19:50

Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

Feb 15 16:02

Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform.

Feb 15 15:35

Evan McMullin: President Donald Trump Is a ‘Domestic Enemy’

Former CIA operative and 2016 third-party presidential candidate Evan McMullin took to Twitter and CNN on Wednesday to defend rogue intelligence agents who break the law to leak classified information, saying President Donald Trump “presents a threat to the country.”

Feb 15 15:07

WRH's Mike Rivero on Justice Scalia's 'Obvious Hit,' One Year Ago Today: "We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head."

"It bothers me that this hit is being made this obvious. I understand that people who do this sort of thing for the government are not very bright and they make mistakes (or this would be a very tiny website) but I am getting a very strong feeling someone is sending a deliberate message here that Scalia was the victim of an assassination, despite official government denials. So, Que Bono? One possibility is that the rest of the surviving Supreme Court Justices are being told what might happen to them if they rule to support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, especially that Second Amendment."

Feb 15 14:28

NSA Whistleblower Confirms Intelligence Community Is ‘Absolutely’ Tapping Trump’s Calls

William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower,

Feb 15 14:05

Open Border and Sanctuary Lies of the Left!

The Left's Orchestrated Rebellion in America…
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Feb 15 13:53

‘He Will Die in Jail’ – Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump.

Feb 15 13:25

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake

Donald Trump just loves Israel!

Published on Jul 1, 2015

To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

Feb 15 13:17

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon.

Trump's vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat.

"With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel," Trump said.
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Feb 15 11:57

The U.S. Government's Official 5-Year Plan For Infrastructure Improvement

The U.S Department of Transportation recently issued an official white paper outlining their 'Five Year Strategic Plan' for improving and funding infrastructure repair. The latest LibertyFight.com research project exposes the highlights of this nearly-200-page report. Transportation and freedom of travel, as well as the quality of of roads and infrastructure is fundamental to our very liberty, freedom of movement, and our very American identity, at least as I understand it. Restrictions on that travel, including violations of privacy, unneeded environmental restrictions, and monetary restrictions or fees that limit our resources and decrease our financial well being, are restrictions on liberty. Unfortunately, all of these things are being openly admitted and planned by our federal government. Fighting 'Climate Change' plays a pivotal role in their plan.

Feb 15 10:30

PENTAGON VIDEO WARNS OF “UNAVOIDABLE” DYSTOPIAN FUTURE FOR WORLD’S BIGGEST CITIES

According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.

At least that’s the scenario outlined in “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a five-minute video that has been used at the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations University. All that stands between the coming chaos and the good people of Lagos and Dhaka (or maybe even New York City) is the U.S. Army, according to the video, which The Intercept obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

Feb 15 08:30

Soros-Backed Group Urges EU to Use ‘Nuclear Option’ on ‘Populist’ Poland

Declaring its conservative government a threat to ‘European values’, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the European Union (EU) to consider activating a mechanism dubbed the ‘nuclear option’ against Poland.

The election of President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. represents an “overtly nationalistic and anti-rights form of populism” which poses a “serious external threat” to the EU, according to the NGO’s “advocacy director for Europe” Philippe Dam.

Warning that Poland poses an internal threat to the bloc, he says the European Commission should trigger Article 7 of the Lisbon treaty — a never before used legal mechanism which would result in the nation losing its voting rights in the European Council.

Feb 14 23:02

Trump ‘told me to go out and talk more’: Flynn’s final interview before resignation

In General Michael Flynn's last interview hours before resigning as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, he said “there were no lines crossed” in his telephone call with Russia’s Ambassador to the US, and called the leaks “a criminal act.”
Trump “expressed confidence” in him, enough anyway, to tell Flynn “that we need to go out and talk more.”

Flynn expressed reluctance to go out and talk more, “But this is ridiculous,” he said. “It’s so out of control. I’ve become an international celebrity for all the wrong reasons.”

Feb 14 22:15

February 13, 2017 Trump Replaces Flynn with Boss of Super Secret Surveillance Contractor

Flynn will be replaced by retired Gen. Keith Kellogg.

Kellogg has an interesting history. In addition to his disastrous mismanagement of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Kellogg was president of Abraxas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Corporation. Cubic provides diversified systems and services to the transportation and defense markets worldwide, according to MarketWatch.In 2006, The LA Times reported on Abraxas:

In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments — including secret work for an elite team of overseas case officers.Sounds pretty much like a CIA front organization operation.If Kellogg replaces Flynn, we can undoubtedly expect an expansion of the surveillance state and its associated industries.

Feb 14 20:37

Twitter Censoring Trump Supporters

Every single Tweet by President Trump has top comments that are 100% negative. Positive replies are simply not seen. Twitter is absolutely censoring Pro-Trump replies and Trump supporters from voicing their support of the President.

Feb 14 19:30

Michigan prosecutor targets activist who films police

Wow, this was 4 years ago.. but my friend Steve McClain, a Michigan activist, beat the case. He had filmed and pulled over a local cop who was notorious for constantly giving tickets to people for not wearing seatbelts- yet this cop was not wearing his own seatbelt. LOL.. hypocrite revenue agents. the cop was pissed and after Steve's youtube video of admonishing the cop went super-viral and was even on FOX News, the local prosecutor charged Steve with "reckless driving." But unbeknownst to them, his car was equipped with multiple dashcams from all angles.. He fired his public pretender and represented himself, and the jury saw that the cops and D.A. LIED. for revenge.. Bore false witness against him, tried to pin him with a criminal record.. truly evil people. I had forgotten all about this case. Thanks Facebook for your creepy reminders of what I posted four years ago today!!

Feb 14 19:17

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into ignoring US colonial looting, killing of Native Americans, Mexicans, to today’s O.I.L. (Operation Iraqi Liberation). ‘Make America Great Again’ is a lie without full disclosure of this history

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By all prima facie data, Trump is continuing fake news by demonizing Iran with easily demonstrated lies, both new and ongoing. Of course, this is the Orwellian opposite of "leadership" and "Making America Great Again."

Section 10 of this article series documents that the most accurate description of US government is a rogue state empire. Neither Trump nor anyone else can “Make America Great Again” in the shadow of murderous history of rogue state empire. The world’s comedians are satirizing “America First” without admission that America is already “first” in lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, and resultant poverty-murders in the hundreds of millions.

American greatness can only start with the truth of this history.

In 2015, I reminded readers that OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation) was the official name of what the US was doing in Iraq, as Mugsys RapSheet’s 1-minute video reminds us:

Feb 14 19:02

72nd anniversary of the slaughter-bombing of Dresden

Today, Feb. 14, is the 72nd anniversary of the Allied Aschermittwoch (“Ash Wednesday”) slaughter-bombing holocaust against the art city of Dresden, Germany, where upwards of 100,000 civilians were incinerated, and the priceless art treasures of the historic city were forever obliterated. Even if we limit concern to aesthetics alone, the savage fire-bombing of this mostly medieval German city wiped out a fairy tale architecture of awesome beauty.

Feb 14 17:44

Truckers armed despite legal questions, carrier policies

New Overdrive research shows large concerns over threats to personal safety. Though varying state convealed-carry laws make it difficult to cross state lines and remain in compliance, many truckers stick to their guns.

Feb 14 17:14

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU: JIM ROGERS PROPHESIZES DEATH OF CASH & TOTAL GOVT CONTROL OF SPENDING

The time will come when you won't be able to buy a cup of coffee without being traced, warns investment guru Jim Rogers. To control people, governments will increasingly seek to hunt down cash spending, he adds.

“Governments are always looking out for themselves first, and it's the same old thing that has been going on for hundreds of years. The Indians recently did the same thing. They withdrew 86 percent of the currency in circulation, and they have now made it illegal to spend more than, I think it's about $4,000 in any cash transaction. In France you cannot use more than, I think it's a €1,000,”said Rogers in an interview with MacroVoices Podcast.

Feb 14 16:45

COMING SOON TO A CITY NEAR YOU: THE U.S. MILITARY’S PLAN TO TAKE OVER AMERICA

“Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the force in radically new and different ways. The future army will confront a highly sophisticated urban-centric threat that will require that urban operations become the core requirement for the future land-force. The threat is clear. Our direction remains to be defined. The future is urban.”— “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command
The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030.

No, this is not another conspiracy theory. Although it easily could be.

Nor is it a Hollywood political thriller in the vein of John Frankenheimer’s 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May about a military coup d’etat.

Although it certainly has all the makings of a good thriller.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have said, over the years, that if you have families and skills, get the hell out this country while you still can; looking at this article makes me think that NOW would be a very good time to do this.

If you can find a piece of rural land that is miles from everything, that may be the place to set up home, if possible.

I don't know about you, but this article - and video - collectively scare the stuffing out of me!!

Feb 14 11:56

Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House

Trump has lost his mind or he is not in control of the government!

US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters.

Addressing the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – hounded by the media over his contacts with Russian diplomats prior to Trump’s inauguration – Spicer pointed out that Russia “seized” Crimea under the Obama administration and that the Trump-appointed ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has “strongly denounced the Russian occupation.”

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at the daily news briefing on Tuesday. “At the same time, he fully expects to – and wants to – get along with Russia."

Feb 14 11:48

Leaked Video Shows BLM Aggression At Bundy Ranch

Feb 14 09:35

FAKE NEWS WEEK: A Guide to Mainstream Media ‘Fake News’ War Propaganda

As mainstream media pundits, government officials and Silicon Valley technocrats continue the alarmist crusade over the perceived scourge of ‘fake news’ circulating on social media, their misplaced obsession belies the fact that the government-media complex has long been waging its own private disinformation war, against the global public.

Feb 14 09:22

CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn

Make no mistake, we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government.

Feb 14 09:02

Exclusive: 8-Month Pregnant Woman Violently Body-Slammed To Ground By Cop Gets $80,000, City Settles Lawsuit

LibertyFight.com is proud to present an exclusive interview with the attorney who represented Charlena Michelle Cooks. This case went super-viral worldwide when this shocking and outrageous video was first released in 2015, but the actual conclusion and settlement of this case has not been reported until today. The dispute began in an elementary school parking lot, after a white woman called police on Cooks because she didn't like the way she was driving. Officer Ronan Colleoc (aka "Frenchie") of the Barstow, Calif. Police Dept. showed up and immediately confronted Cooks, and became enraged when she refused to show ID. Cooks, who was dropping her daughter off at school, said that she had not committed a crime and therefore was not obligated to show her ID.

Feb 13 21:27

Gen. Michael Flynn retires as National Security Advisor

Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, has resigned, following a scandal over his ties to Russia.

Trump named retired Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as Acting National Security Advisor, according to Flynn's resignation letter.

Feb 13 14:12

Crisis escalates for Irish Government over attempts to silence police whistleblower

Irish Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald faces tough questioning on her knowledge of a file created by state children's agency Tusla which was put together to blacken the reputation of police whistleblower Maurice McCabe. The file claimed, completely falsely, that McCabe was a pedophile.

Feb 13 09:44

"He Beat Fake News Rap" - Exclusive Interview With Attorney Who Represented Holocaust Revisionist Ernst Zundel

In an exclusive interview with LibertyFight.com, Southern California Attorney Bruce Leichty said that Zundel's arrest by American authorities in 2003 violated his civil and constitutional rights as a resident and prospective permanent resident of the United States. "The arrest, which his U.S. citizen wife and I reasonably called a kidnapping, was obviously related to his controversial speech, even though federal authorities postured that it was because he had missed an interview to process the immigration petition of his wife," said Leichty. Zundel had never been notified of the interview. You may recall Leichty as the attorney who later represented 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani. They were both sanctioned for allegely 'anti-Semitic' "deeply troubling personal slurs" against U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein, simply for objecting to the judge's conflict of interest Israeli connections.

Feb 13 08:08

New PayPal T&Cs prevents sellers trash-talking PayPal

PayPal's released a new batch of User Agreements that includes a new “non-discouragement clause for sellers” that prevents them from talking down the service, plus price hikes a-plenty.

Feb 13 07:00

TRUMP IN SHOCK! WHAT EDWARD SNOWDEN JUST TOLD HIM WILL BRING DOWN EVERYTHING!

Feb 12 17:18

Update Oroville Dam Overtops, Govt Still Refuses to Order Evacuation Preparations (309

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That no evacuation preps or orders to have gone out to the local residents from the local and State governments is criminal.

Feb 12 17:05

Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa's President Vows To Redistribute White-Owned Land And Businesses

In a stark flashback to the events that led to Zimbabwe's terminal collapse into banana republic status, as well as unleashing hyperinflation and economic devastation, on Thursday South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality, in a State of the Nation address which as the WSJ reports was disrupted by a fistfight, walkouts and a release of pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber. It appears South Africa is not fond of implementing "Rule 19."

Scenes of verbal and physical clashes inside the parliament, some 27 years to the day after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, as well as Zuma's contentious speech, highlight the precarious future course facing Africa’s most developed economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The questions South African President Zuma has to ask are, how does he do this without causing successful businesses to flee the country, and just how is he going to "redistribute" South African Land?!?

And what is he going to do about the large mining conglomerates, making billions of dollars in earnings, while paying generally low wages to their workers?

But we have seen very clearly what these kinds of moves have meant to Zimbabwe's economy, as reported in the following articles recently:


‘Death Spiral’ Looms for Zimbabwe Economy as Cash Runs Out

How South African President Zuma is going to be able to make these changes he has promised, without experiencing the problems Zimbabwe has experienced economically by making these same kinds of changes, is going to be a real challenge.

Feb 12 12:23

5-minute video: ‘1984 isn’t our dystopian future, it’s our dystopian present.’ Will ‘Big Hands’ Trump handle his job to enforce the most important laws, or be yet another tragic-comic .01% rogue state oligarch?

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Melissa Dykes’ powerful five minutes for the Daily Sheeple:

President Donald Trump has a historic opportunity to end our Emperor's New Clothes tragic-comedy with just a few statements and actions as the US chief law enforcer.

I hope he does.

That said, as the world's comedians make fun of his ridiculous rhetoric, all prima facie evidence suggest he will continue the US dark empire. Documentation of recent US actions and rhetoric for more lie-started and illegal war on Iran:

US Secretary of Defense calls Iran “single biggest state sponsor of terrorism” despite the US initiating over 200 illegal military armed attacks around the world since WW2, with war and poverty-murders totaling ~400 million in just the last 20 years. The US population is a little over 300 million.

Feb 12 12:18

World’s comedians make fun of ‘America First’ because they see US rogue state empire FIRST in illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, lying. Trump can be a hero with .01% US arrests, or be the most laughed-at joke ‘leader’ in modern history

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joke: something that is amusing or ridiculous, especially because of being ludicrously inadequate or a sham; a thing, situation, or person laughed at rather than taken seriously; farce.

humor: a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.

German comedian and late-night talk show host Jan Böhmermann challenged the world’s comedians to satirize US President Trump’s slogan America First with Who wants to be second? His team’s offering in three minutes (context here with 12-minute English subtitled video):

With the telling URL of EverySecondCounts, comedians so far from 24 nations have videos from two to five minutes (many more on YouTube from ordinary people). For example, Morocco (4 minutes):

These comedic teams are jesting the obvious incongruity of Americans’ failure to recognize the US is first in:

Feb 11 15:12

Deputy to Michael Flynn forced off National Security Council

The Empire Strikes Back! Or! Where the heck is Trump.The Cabinet is on auto-pilot!

Amid growing concerns over national security adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russia, a senior official on the National Security Council was refused top-secret clearance on Friday, according to a report.

Robin Townley, the senior director for Africa and one of Flynn's closest deputies, was subsequently fired from the NSC, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Politico.

The move, which was reportedly approved by President Trump's CIA director Mike Pompeo, angered Flynn and his deputies, who speculated that the snub was an act of retaliation aimed at their skepticism over the intelligence community's leadership, sources said.

Feb 11 12:41

Trump’s Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

By Robert Parry

If you wanted to bring sanity to a U.S. foreign policy that has spun crazily out of control, there would be some immediate steps that you – or, say, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – could take, starting with a renewed commitment to tell the truth to the American people.

If you wanted to base U.S. foreign policy on the firm foundation of reality, you also could let the American people in on who is actually the principal sponsor of the terrorism that they’re concerned about: Al Qaeda, Islamic State, the Taliban – all Sunni-led outfits, none of which are backed by Shiite-ruled Iran. Yet, all we hear from Official Washington’s political and media insiders is that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism.

Feb 11 12:04

Climate Change supporters become “science fascism” enforcers: Michael Mann sues critics who question his tortured conclusions

Michael Mann, a professor from Penn State who reached fame status for his “hockey stick” portrayal of global warming trends — an image that has been thoroughly debunked, by the way — is reportedly now suing those who would dare to question his work.

Scientific fascism, in other words, is how Mann hopes to temper criticisms of his mythical treatise that cars, cows, and other things people use are causing the polar ice caps to melt. According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Mann has already launched a case against the free speech rights of others who scrutinize his work.

One of Mann’s targets is the political magazine National Review, which published a 270-word blog article criticizing Mann as “the man behind the fraudulent … ‘hockey-stick’ graph.”

Feb 11 11:42

Kushner Foundation Bankrolls Radical Jewish West Bank Settlers

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law and trusted confidant of President-elect Donald Trump – have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations and institutions located in the West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

The U.S. State Department has long held that the settlements are an impediment to peace. During the election campaign, however, Trump’s key advisers on Israel challenged this position.

On average, the family donates a few million dollars a year to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, tax forms for the years 2010 through 2014 show. The average donation is typically in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Jared Kushner – as well as his brother and two sisters – sits on the board of his parents’ family foundation, which was created in 1997.

Feb 11 10:53

CIA honors Saudi crown prince with 'George Tenet Medal'

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has honored Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with its prestigious “George Tenet Medal” for his "intelligence work in the fight against terrorism."

The medal was handed to Nayef, who is deputy prime minister and minister of interior, by CIA Director Micheal Pompeo on Friday during a reception ceremony in Riyadh.

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, and several other senior Saudi officials were also in attendance.

In a statement after receiving the medal, Nayef said he appreciated the CIA honor and framed it as a recognition of what he called Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism efforts under the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

“Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces strongly terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” the crown prince was quoted as saying by the Saudi media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, overwhelming nausea just started to hit, upon reading this.

And you have to appreciate the absolute, extreme irony and hypocrisy of the Saudi Crown Prince's statement that "Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces strongly terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."

What about the Saudi crackdown against peaceful political activists?!?

Rights groups slam Saudi Arabia for cracking down on activists

What about the war crimes the Saudi military is committing in Yemen, enabled by the US Government?!?

Images: wounded and killed children, from Saudi air strikes in Yemen

Images:starving Yemeni children, courtesy of Saudi military blocking Yemen ports

Apparently, CIA Director Pompeo is delighted to award this medal to a war criminal country, and its war criminal ruling family.

When it comes to geopolitics...the US government knows its own.

However, it is utterly no surprise, as the US government has been complicit in war crimes for going on decades now, and will continue to do so, unless it is stopped, either by complete financial meltdown, or by a war it finds itself incapable of winning.

That is simply the reality in which we live right now.

Feb 11 08:38

The FBI’s Secret Rules

President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers. A cache of documents offers a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This a very dense compendium of all the things the FBI is now allowed to do, with almost utterly no oversight, but amazing in its scope and depth, and "worth the wading in."

Feb 11 08:35

UPCOMING BRITISH LEGISLATION COULD JAIL JOURNOS FOR 14 YEARS

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies … Proposals in the UK for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal advisors, The Register has learned. The proposed law update is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks. The British government has received recommendations for a “future-proofed” new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers. That threatens leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as foreign agents. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest. – The Register

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

You have got to be flipping kidding me!!

To all British journalists with an appetite for sharing the unvarnished truth with their readers/listeners, get the hell out of the UK while you still can; this government is frightened of its own people, and that is a government to avoid like the plague!!

Feb 11 08:31

TRUMP’S DRUG WAR TO ‘HELP POLICE’ ONLY PUTS MORE COPS IN DANGER, ENRICHES CARTELS

Just after swearing in Alabama drug warrior Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump signed three new executive orders to pursue a ‘law and order’ agenda. One order seeks to protect police from violence, setting up a prelude to mandatory minimum sentencing and expanded definitions of crime.

Ramping up the drug war, which has done nothing to reduce drug supply or use, would be a disaster that serves no purpose other than empowering the police state. This approach would demonstrate a complete ignorance of history, economics and evolution.

WHERE THERE IS DEMAND, THERE WILL BE SUPPLY. IF THERE IS NO LEGAL MARKET, THERE WILL BE A BLACK MARKET.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am singularly unhappy at this turn of events, because have you noticed that whenever the US government declares "war" on something, the problem only gets worse?!?

The alleged "war on drugs" is, essentially, a war on the drugs the US government does not, in and of itself, sell for certain "off the shelf" operations to which Congress is not privy.

And if you have a difficult time wrapping your head around this, please take a good, hard look at the following link:

MANAGING A NIGHTMARE:
How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb

And BTW the complete fiction about Webb having committed suicide, after the CIA ruining his journalistic reputation and his life for having broken his story in the San Jose Mercury News articles "Dark Alliance", is completely bogus.
Evidence Begins To Indicate Gary Webb Was Murdered

Feb 11 08:18

SHOCKING: INFANT TWINS DIE SIMULTANEOUSLY AFTER VACCINES, MEDICAL BOARD RULES ‘JUST A COINCIDENCE’

Given that the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins rarely occur, you would think, especially given the fact that they had been recently vaccinated, that it would receive quite a bit of attention. However, this story went largely unreported. (In order for twins to meet the criteria for simultaneous SIDS both babies must have died independently and within the same 24 hour time period.)

PubMed reports that identical twin girls, aged 3.5-months and delivered via c-section, were found dead (by their poor momma) in their crib, both laying face up. Not surprisingly, both babies were healthy will no serious medical history. Two days before their death, both of the girls had received their second dose of oral polio, DPT, and their first dose of hepatitis B vaccines. They had a fever the day after the vaccines and were given a teaspoon of acetaminophen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have, or are going to have children, and live in a state where vaccines are mandatory,please move to a state where they are not, and right the hell now!!

Feb 11 08:15

JUDGE FORCING TOWN TO RETURN $3 MILLION TO RESIDENTS FINED BY TRAFFIC CAMERAS

New Miami, OH — A Butler County judge has ordered the village of New Miami to refund $3 million in fines to motorists ticketed for speeding by traffic light cameras. The ruling was issued Wednesday by Butler County Judge Michael Oster, who said the money amounted to unjust enrichment of the village.

The cameras were ruled unconstitutional in 2014 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Sage, who approved class action status. That ruling allowed the drivers to seek refunds. Nearly 45,000 citations were issued in just 15 months, and though motorists were permitted to challenge the tickets, the judge saw the administrative system as unfairly favoring the village and police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!!

Feb 11 07:23

America's Gestapo - The FBI's Reign of Terror

Feb 10 21:34

TWELVE MORE YEARS! Erdogan approves bill that could keep him in power until 2029

TURKEY’S President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a bill boosting his powers under an executive presidential system, which could allow him to remain in power until 2029.

Mr Erdogan’s approval of the bill will allow the changes to go to a public vote, but opponents warn it could pave a path for dictatorship.

Feb 10 21:29

Guy Verhofstadt: UK could be bound to European Court of Justice for YEARS despite Brexit

Chief negotiator for the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has indicated that the UK will not be able to extricate itself from the ECJ when it exits the EU in 2019.

If prime minister Theresa May sticks to her timetable, she should be triggering Article 50 in just a few weeks time, with the exit date set for 2019.

But a transitional deal is widely expected to be put in place to ease the UK out of the bloc, but Brussels has warned this may not necessarily include the ECJ.

Feb 10 14:09

Crimes against Humanity? Israel Bans Delivery of Anaesthesia Gas to Gaza Hospitals

Israel has banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed yesterday.

This is the third time that the occupation has prevented Nitrous Oxide (nitrox) gas, which is used for patients during surgery, from entering the besieged enclave, the ministry’s spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said. The ban means a number of urgent medical procedures have now been halted, he explained.

There are currently 200 patients awaiting urgent medical treatment in Gaza’s hospitals, Al-Qidra said.

In addition, he said, there healthcare sector in Gaza needs more than 4,000 kilogrammes of Nitrous Oxide each year, noting that the Israeli occupation rations the entry of the gas.

He urged international organisations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation in order to resume the entry of the vital gas to allow surgical operations to continue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Collective punishment by halting desperately needed surgeries, sometimes leading to death of Palestinian patients?!?

Call it what it is; one of the many-faceted Israeli's "Final Solution" to their alleged "Palestinian Problem"!!

Feb 10 14:04

New Vaccines Still Cause Autism and the U.S. Government Knows It

In the case of Dr. Thompson’s release of confidential documents to a Congressional subcommittee, the CDC intentionally concealed their evidence that African American boys under 36 months had a higher risk of autism after receiving the MMR vaccine. The documents also proved the CDC has know for a long time that neurological tics, indicating brain disturbances, were associated with thimerosal-containing vaccines, such as the influenza vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC should, collectively, be sued out of existence because of this, and those execs who signed off on deleting the negative information from their studies should be criminally charged, and convicted, serving the hardest jail time possible, to prevent this kind of damage happening to our kids ever again, in the name of Big Pharma Profits.

Feb 10 13:59

Its Foreign Greed And Delusion That Kills Yemeni Children

Ten-thousands, and soon hundred-thousands die in Yemen as result of zealotry, greed and bureaucratic infighting of foreign countries. The Wahhabi Saudis fight in Yemen against Iranian Shia that ain’t there. Under the eyes of the CIA they nurture local al-Qaeda forces to do their bidding. The UAE seeks new ports in Yemen thereby disturbing Saudi pipeline dreams.

The Pentagon tussles with the CIA over budgets of special operations. The minor local Yemeni conflicts between the various tribes develop into a war due to foreign interference and financing. Bombing campaigns have replaced tribal mediation.

The executive branch of the United Nations is under pressure from the U.S.-Saudi coalition. It is not allowed to report on the real consequences of the devastating war on Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the Saudi military have been conducting a scorched earth campaign in Yemen, and committing war crimes and atrocities with impunity in this beleaguered, desperately poor country, whose only collective "sin" was kicking out the western-centric "puppet", Mansour Al-Hadi.

Children, women, the medically fragile and elderly are being gleefully slaughtered by the Saudi military, in numbers that absolutely constitute a genocide against the Yemeni people. Infrastructure is being destroyed daily.

And unfortunately, the US is complicit in these war crimes, because they are providing targeting, and selling the Saudis the missiles used in these air strikes. Just yesterday, President Trump approved of weapons sales to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia:

President Trump approves of weapons sales to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

This is what the views on the ground look like in Yemen: and yes, I will warn you that these are the most graphically gruesome I could find, because American citizens need to know what US foreign policy is "accomplishing" in Yemen.

Images: wounded and killed children from Saudi bombing raids

Images: starving Yemeni children due to Saudi port blockade

We the People need to have a national conversation about this conflict, and put pressure on the White House (and Saudi Arabia) to commit to resolving this issue diplomatically, because at the end of the day, it is only a diplomatic solution which will end this ongoing tragedy.

Feb 10 13:42

The Russia Review Act: Senate Aims to Block Trump From Lifting Sanctions on Russia

In late January, Senate Republicans John McCain and Rob Portman strongly opposed lifting sanctions on Russia, McCain saying:

“I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law.”

Portman claimed lifting them would damage US leadership and credibility. After 24 years under the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama, they’re damaged beyond repair.

US sanctions on Russia were illegally imposed for political reasons, no others – part of longstanding US Russia bashing, with strong bipartisan support.

On Wednesday, bipartisan Senate sanctions oversight legislation on Russia was introduced – sponsored by neocons Lindsey Graham (R. SC) and Ben Cardin (D. MD), co-sponsored by a rogue’s gallery of bipartisan senators, including GOP and Democrat leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If President Trump is smart, should this bill pass, he will veto this in a heartbeat.

Sanctions are generally preludes to war, and war with Russia would be the most stupid thing he could do.

This goes back to the 2014 US/IMF/EU putsch in Ukraine, where the duly elected President Yanukovych got thrown under the proverbial bus, and Poroshenko was "elected" President of Ukraine. Crimea, understanding that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, had a referendum, asking their people if they wanted to stay in post-putsch Ukraine, or ask the Russian Federation to become a member; and in an overwhelmingly positive vote, the people of Ukraine voted, almost unanimously, to leave Ukraine, and petition the Russian Federation to become a member, which the Russian Federation permitted.

But apparently, even though Ukraine and the US are members of the UN, this act of "peaceful self-determination" on the part of the Crimeans constituted a monstrous "misdirection" of the western agenda, and the US responded to Russia by placing sanctions against it.

These sanctions should have never been placed against Russia in the first place; the US failed in is regime change efforts with Ukraine, and Ukraine should be allowed to crumble under the weight of its own corruption.

Feb 10 13:21

Israel issues talking points on controversial law concerning seizure of some Palestinian-owned land

The Israeli parliament’s approval Monday of a contentious law enabling the state to seize some privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank immediately drew harsh criticism from much of the international community, including some of Israel’s closest allies.

Now, the Israeli government, realizing the law could land them in hot water, with possible lawsuits in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has created several “talking points” to enable Israeli diplomats worldwide to contend with the global criticism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No talking points on earth could indemnify and hold harmless an Israeli government which practices a savage, serial genocide against Palestinians and steals their land in such a way that now, no contiguous state of Palestine is possible, because of where these settlements stand.

This is why BDS movement against Israeli goods (boycott, dis investment, and sanctions) is more critical against Israel than ever before.

Feb 10 13:14

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia

Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe.

The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump's inauguration, according to a document from the Lithuanian defense ministry, and became the first step locking the new U.S. president into a NATO strategy to deter Russia in Poland and the Baltics, following Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

European allies are growing confident that, with the arrival of U.S. troops in Poland, plans ordered by Barack Obama will hold. They are reassured by Trump's remarks to U.S. forces in Florida this week, when he said: "We strongly support NATO."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reuters is pathologically incapable of stopping lying about the alleged "Russian annexation" of Crimea, which actually never took place.

So again, I consider it my great pleasure to educate Robin Emmott and Andrius Sytas , the auteurs of this piece of codswallop, as to what actually happened.

Apparently, this "historically deviant duo" have a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder) regarding the events of spring, 2014, when the duly elected President of Ukraine, Yanukovych, was thrown under the proverbial bus in a US/NATO/IMF-sponsored putsch, and Poroshenko was "anointed" as president in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg. President Obama admitted the US role in Ukrainian regime change, as documented in the following article.

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Apparently, the writers of this article are painfully ignorant of this reality, or have an agenda to attempt to sell their readers.

Also, they seem to have "forgotten" how Victoria Nuland, under-secretary of state in the Obama Administration, bragged about how much money had been spent to regime-change Ukraine:

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

Sorry, folks; in looking at this presentation, you cannot "unsee" it!!

Additionally, Ms. Nuland further thoroughly embarrassed herself, and the US government with the following, now-infamous "F**k the EU declaration:

Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call

Post-putsch, the Crimean officials understood that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, so they took the following two steps.

First, in a globally-recognised free and fair referendum, they asked the Crimean people is they wanted to stay with Ukraine post-putsch, or petition the Russian Federation for Crimea to join it.

In an overwhelming decision, the Crimean people voted to petition the Russian Federation to join it.

Crimeans vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine, and petition the Russian federation to join it.

The Russian Federation then accepted Crimea as a member-state.

But in the thinking of both the US and Ukraine, "peaceful self-determination", as enshrined in the UN Charter, cannot possibly exist for the Crimeans, so used these decisions by the Crimean people, post-putsch, to declare that Russia had "annexed" Crimea, which never, ever actually happened.

I really hope and pray that President Trump has the smarts to realize that Russia isn't going to invade the Baltic States - or anyone else, unless really, really provoked. But there are those in NATO who appear to be hell-bent to start a war with Russia, and Russia has responded to the NATO buildup asymmetrically:

US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike back against Vladimir Putin’s ‘aggression’ Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania

Let us all hope and pray that President Trump has the horse-sense to realize that a NATO/RUSSIAN war would be a really terrible idea, and bring this situation back from the brink.

The US government should be supporting NATO only to the point where NATO is supporting the US and its people, period, end of discussion.

Feb 10 12:40

TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER SETS AGENDA FOR POLICE TO FURTHER CRIMINALIZE PROTESTERS

Executive orders signed by President Donald Trump set in motion an agenda for escalating the criminalization of citizens, who engage in protest. This agenda will likely have a disproportionate impact on Black Lives Matter activists, immigrant rights activists, and Native Americans engaged in protest against pipeline projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The executive order aimed at “preventing violence” against police officers calls for a review of existing laws. Following the review, recommendations are to be made to Trump for legislation to protect the safety of police.

“If warranted,” the review may propose “legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacifist advocate, who never advocates violence, I feel I must, in good conscience, ask protesters to remain absolutely peaceful in their protests, as difficult as this sometimes may be.

And the reason I say this, is that The Powers that Be understand how to unleash viciously violent police behaviour against you, and orders, in some of these future protests, may include those for "termination with extreme prejudice" (translation: there may be circumstances under which police will be given the power to assassinate protesters).

Mahatma Gandhi is one of my greatest heroes, on the use of peaceful protest; that is how he ultimately got the British out of India; and I encourage those of you who feel called to physically protest to take a look at what he accomplished with non-violent protest.

Feb 10 12:29

Iran Hawks Take the White House

The United States is adding new sanctions on Iran over that country’s alleged misdeeds, and nearly all of those allegations are either out-and-out lies or half-truths. It has a familiar ring to it, as demonizing Tehran has been rather more the norm than not since 1979, a phenomenon that has included fabricated claims that the Iranians killed American soldiers after the U.S.’s armed interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. This time around, the administration focused on the perfectly legal Iranian test of a non-nuclear-capable, medium-range ballistic missile and the reported attack on what was initially claimed to be a U.S. warship by allegedly Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi fighters. The ship was later revealed to be a Saudi frigate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reality that such a move would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid things this administration could do, unfortunately, is utterly no guarantee that they will not do it.

Because such a military action against Iran would almost certainly guarantee that Russia would come in on the side of Iran against the US.

And at this moment in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia.

And the weaponry issue is a big one. Both Russia and China spend far less on their weaponry, but within the last decade, have been coming up with amazing feats of weaponry engineering.

Unfortunately, here in the US, the collective weapons executive culture believes it is perfectly fine to create weapons which are obsolete upon field delivery; that do not operate as advertised; and cost wildly over original budget estimates.

That has to change, and quickly.

But I'm a bit lost on what Flynn is characterising as "...Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community."

What, precisely, has Iran done, please, to inflame the General's ire?!?

Is it that the standard of living has improved over 67% since the ousting of the US puppet, the Shah or Iran?

36 years after the revolution, where is Iran now?

Is it perchance that Iran's science and engineering students are overwhelmingly female?

How did Iran manage to get 70% of its engineering and science graduates to be women?

Is it that its health care is rated the 30th most efficient health care systems in the world?!?

Health Care in Iran

Is it that Iran has informed the US that it will drop the dollar in its oil trade as of the 21st of next month?!?

Iran will officially ditch the dollar as of 21 March, 2017

BINGO!!!

I don't know what odds the Vegas bookies are taking on their being some kind of an "incident/false flag" happening before that date, as the excuse for attacking Iran; but if I were a betting woman, I would not bet against it.

Feb 10 11:57

Trump Nixes Elliott Abrams for State Dept. Job

Despite a media campaign trying to offload neoconservative Elliott Abrams onto the Trump administration, and considerable pressure from within the cabinet to appoint him Deputy Secretary of State, President Trump has decided against including the controversial interventionist and Iraq war supporter in his administration.

Like virtually all of his fellow neoconservatives, Abrams disdained Trump’s unwillingness to kowtow to our alleged "allies" and sneered at him for his supposed "ignorance."

Media accounts – see here and here – attribute this to Trump being "thin-skinned" – Abrams was highly critical of Trump during the presidential campaign, as I pointed out on Twitter. But this is a remarkably superficial analysis of what really went on, for Abrams’ critique of Trump was that of a globalist who is unalterably opposed to Trump’s "America First" foreign policy views.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is definitely cause for a (small, microscopic) sigh of relief!!

Feb 10 11:53

Saudi Arabia Intensifies Crackdown on Writers, Activists - HRW

HRW said that Saudi Arabia stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017.

Saudi Arabia stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017, the US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a press release.
“Saudi Arabia is trying to silence and lock away anyone who doesn’t toe the official line or dares to express an independent view on politics, religion, or human rights,” HRW Middle East Director Sarah Whitson stated in the release on Monday.

In January, a Saudi court sentenced two prominent activists to long jail terms, accusing them of being in contact with international media and human rights organizations. The authorities jailed two others, one of whom remains in detention while under investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: this is the same Saudi Arabia with which the US is complicit in committing war crimes in Yemen, and recruiting unwitting US Vets to combat the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)!!

Feb 10 11:23

SAUDI LOBBYISTS RECRUITING VETERANS TO KILL 9/11 LAWSUIT

Using misinformation and lots of cash, Saudi Arabia is luring well-meaning U.S. military veterans into its campaign to eviscerate a recently-passed law allowing 9/11 families to sue the monarchy for its alleged role in facilitating the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

It’s a brazen effort, considering 9/11 inspired so many veterans to enter military service. However, working through hired American proxies who don’t draw attention to their Saudi sponsorship, the kingdom is finding success by taking advantage of veterans’ patriotic instincts.

Specifically, lobbyists are telling veterans that, if other countries reciprocate by passing laws like the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), military service members and veterans will be sued in foreign courts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so completely morally ill and vile that I almost do not know where to begin.

But then, it is perfectly predictable from a sclerotic monarchy/dictatorship which so staunchly defends, and believes in, the moral rightness of its genocide and war crimes in Yemen, in which, unfortunately, the US government is a proud participant.

History will not judge the House of Saud kindly on these actions.

Feb 10 11:15

FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS DUMP US TREASURIES AS NEVER BEFORE, BUT WHO THE HECK IS BUYING THEM?

It started with a whimper a couple of years ago and has turned into a roar: foreign governments are dumping US Treasuries. The signs are coming from all sides. The data from the US Treasury Department points at it. The People’s Bank of China points at it in its data releases on its foreign exchange reserves. Japan too has started selling Treasuries, as have other governments and central banks.

Some, like China and Saudi Arabia, are unloading their foreign exchange reserves to counteract capital flight, prop up their own currencies, or defend a currency peg.

Others might sell US Treasuries because QE is over and yields are rising as the Fed has embarked on ending its eight years of zero-interest-rate policy with what looks like years of wild flip-flopping, while some of the Fed heads are talking out loud about unwinding QE and shedding some of the Treasuries on its balance sheet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This massive acceleration in US treasuries dumping does not augur well for the American economy.

Feb 10 11:09

NGO FLEET BUSSING MIGRANTS INTO THE EU HAS TIES TO GEORGE SOROS, HILLARY CLINTON

In November 2016, a number of NGO’s were revealed by independent European news source GEFIRA to be smuggling migrants from the northern coast of Africa across the Mediterranean into the EU using a ramshackle fleet of ships. Research by Disobedient Media shows that a number of the organizations sponsoring ships in the armada are funded in part by Hillary Clinton donors and organizations run by billionaire George Soros. The actions taken by sponsors of ships in the fleet may be illegal under EU law and possibly run the risk of aiding ISIS operatives hiding among the migrant population.

I. A Fleet Of NGO Operated Ships In The Mediterranean Operate Around The Clock Delivering Migrants From North Africa To Italy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I unsurprised by this?!?

And who will the people of Europe blame when the next physical outrage, or the next act of terrorism is perpetrated upon them, courtesy of these illegal immigrants?!?

And what about stopping the wars which made them immigrants/refugees in the first place?!? I sure as hell wish someone in the bowels of power in Europe or DC had a reasonable answer for that!!

But in the meantime, these illegal immigrants should ONLY be settled on properties George Soros, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton own; I mean, after all, it is only right and proper that they should be "culturally enriched" as well!!

Feb 10 10:57

LOVING OUR SERVITUDE IN AMERICA'S PLANTATION ECONOMY

The only possible output of low social capital is rising inequality.

One of the themes I've been addressing since 2008 is the neocolonial-plantation structure of the U.S. economy. The old models of colonial exploitation that optimized plantations worked by cheap imported labor (or situated in peripheral nations with plenty of cheap labor) have, beneath the surface, been adapted to advanced capitalist democracies.

The adaptations have been so successful that not only do we not even recognize the Plantation structure--we love our servitude within it.

As noted yesterday, the current mode of production optimizes the commoditization of everything: computer chips, fish and chips, labor, expertise, everything.

Feb 10 10:52

HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN LAWYER GOES TO WORK FOR SOROS-FUNDED SUPER PAC

The lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her doomed presidential election recount efforts has reportedly joined the board of a progressive super PAC financed by billionaire George Soros and focused in part on issues of voting rights.

CNN reported:

The super PAC Priorities USA has brought Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias onto its board and plans to focus on fighting state-level GOP efforts to restrict voting access in courts and legislatures.

During the most recent presidential election, Priorities USA served as a pro-Clinton super PAC. Soros provided at least $8.5 million to the group, including $6 million in December 2015 and another $2.5 million in August 2016, public records show.

The Hill reported in January 2016 after Soros’s first contribution:

In the last 6 months, the super-PAC raised $25.3 million, meaning that Soros’s contribution accounted for almost a quarter of its fundraising haul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but...I am a little fuzzy here.

What, precisely, does "...GOP efforts to restrict voting access in courts and legislatures." mean, please?!?

Does it, perchance, have to do with showing an ID when you vote?!?

I would like to politely remind the DNC, just in case they have, collectively, developed a bad case of SMD on this issue (selective memory disorder) that voting is not only a right; it is also a privilege of citizenship.

When I go to my bank, and request to take a hunk of cash out of a check I am depositing, or buy a cashier's check, I am required to show my ID; why should it be any different when I vote, please, to prove I am who I say I am?!?

And how difficult, in the 21st century, please, is obtaining a state ID?!? The short answer is, NOT, and if a person is unable to obtain a state ID, why is this so?!?

And here are the short answers to the question of why former Obama supporters either went for Trump, or stayed home.

First, Hillary Clinton and the DNC stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders.

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

Secondly, one has to ask, reasonably, just what the Obama administrations actually did for African American voters. The short answers are revealed in the following links.

How Barak Obama Failed African Americans

Obama's failed Black legacy

9 Facts Shatter Obama's Claim that Black America Is Better Off Since He Took Office

President Obama insults Blacks again

In short, when it came to the African-American community, the chasm between Obama's perceived notions of what he had accomplished for them, and reality, was huge, gaping, and bitterly disappointing in the extreme, and the community clearly understood that.

Then, the DNC decided to nominate a woman with more geopolitical baggage than Kim Kardashian has on a photo shoot; a grand manipulator of the politics of both personal destruction and victimhood, who was absolutely unfit for the office of President, due to that baggage, and temperament, and "magically believed" that they could cram such a candidate down the collective throats of the American voter.

THAT exploded in the DNC's face spectacularly on election day.

So will this drive to encourage illegal voting, with which to sway the outcomes of the next elections backfire on the DNC and Soros in just such a manner?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against it!!

Feb 10 09:14

Supreme Court Reversal Rates: Evaluating the Federal Courts of Appeals

This is the ABA report. They refer to the 9th Circuit as a Rogue Court!

So the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit end up at the bottom of their “class.” Do
reversal rates of 80% and 83%, for the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit, respectively,
compared to a median reversal rate of 68%, call for the label “rogue” courts?

Feb 10 09:12

Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money

In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.

The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.

The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Feb 10 08:20

PAPERS PLEASE: PROPOSED LAW WILL JAIL PASSENGERS FOR 4 MONTHS FOR RIDING IN A CAR WITHOUT AN ID

The nanny/security state has reared its ugly head, again — this time in the form of a new law that requires passengers in a vehicle to carry identification – with violators facing up to four months in jail and a $750 dollar fine.

Last week, HB 2305 was introduced by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Dist. 20), in hopes of reinstating an Arizona law that was struck down in 2002 after a judge ruled the statute as too vague to enforce.

Currently, Arizona law requires only requires that the driver of a vehicle carry identification.

Feb 10 08:13

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

Proposals for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal officials, The Register has learned.

The proposed Act is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks.

The government has received recommendations for a "future-proofed" new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers.

The plans would threaten leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as agents working for of foreign powers. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest.

Feb 10 07:44

Until .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes of illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, lying, assume Trump is another tool of US rogue state empire. Prima facie facts show .01% agenda under ‘WrestleMania Trump’ for war within and without: civil war and war on Iran

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

prima facie: Latin for "at first look," or "on its face," referring to a lawsuit or criminal prosecution in which the evidence before trial is sufficient to prove the case unless there is substantial contradictory evidence presented.

This article presents:

Three videos presenting current evidence of the Trump Administration’s escalation of lying war rhetoric on Iran, and evidence of orchestrated corporate media propaganda of domestic “chaos” that might have an endgame of martial law to crush opposition to ongoing US rogue state empire.

Summaries and links to articles with overwhelming factual documentation to prove ongoing US rogue state empire, lying rhetoric for illegal war on Iran, ongoing lie-started and illegal War of Aggression of Israel on Gaza, and complicit “coverage” of these crimes by corporate media.

Feb 09 14:44

$8.5 Billion U.S. Counter Narcotics Effort in Afghanistan Boosts Opium Production

Afghanistan remains the world’s leading producer of opium, providing 80% of the global output over the past decade

Feb 09 12:13

The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

“After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”

— Historian Robert Gellately

“Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power.”

—Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, on the danger posed by the FBI to our civil liberties

Lately, there’s been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America.

That process, however, began a long time ago.

Feb 09 12:13

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsTrump to Approve Arms Sales to Saudis, Bahrain, Ignoring Human Rights Concerns

According to officials familiar with the process, President Trump is expected to quickly approve massive weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, deals which had been on hold over growing concerns about human rights abuses by both nations.

The White House did not discuss the matter directly, saying the final announcement isn’t made yet, but the reports say that a $300 million Saudi missile technology sale and a multi-billion dollar warplane deal for Bahrain are both expected to get imminent clearance from the administration.

Human rights groups had been attacking the Obama Administration for years over such sales, calls which grew with the Saudi war in Yemen and the huge civilian death toll that followed. In the final few months of his administration, Obama was slowing some of the sales.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Mr. President, Profits Uber alles?!?

How in the name of a just Heaven can you possibly be greenlighting these deals, when you know what is being done with these weapons?!?

The Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy has been regularly suppressing its Shia majority, who - to date - have been peacefully protesting the lack of democracy, and then jailed, tortured into confessions for crimes they did not commit, and receiving huge jail sentences.

Bahrain is still hounding its Shia

And the Saudis?!? Please don't get me started, sir. They have employed a "scorched earth" policy against neighboring Yemen, where the Houthi rebels unseated Monsour Al-Hadi, and this war has gone on for two years, with no real gains to speak of.

Yemen: no accountability for war crimes in Yemen

The Saudis are creating war crimes right, left, upside down, and backwards. They are bombing schools and hospitals; the elderly fragile; women; and open-air markets. They are blockading the ports, so no food can come into the country, meaning that thousands of children are literally starving to death here.

Images: starving Yemeni children

Mr. President, do you not understand that These weapons deals make the US government complicit in those war crimes?!?!?

And by the way, just in case your advisors have decided to "shield" you from the following information,I WON'T!!

These bombing raids are maiming Yemeni children, if not killing them outright. I think you should have a good, hard look at these kids, and ask yourself; what if these were my kids?!?

Images: wounded and killed Yemeni children, courtesy of Saudi bombing raids.

To say that I am profoundly disappointed that you have chosen to side with war criminals in both these countries.... is a colossal understatement.

I sincerely thought you would be making better choices than this.

But I guess Corporate Directors of General Dynamics which the bombs, is ecstatic about making a killing...literally.

Feb 09 12:02

Twitter Suspends Account of Free-Speech Competitor Gab

despite the fact that the account had deleted all of its tweets following President Trump’s inauguration

Feb 09 11:35

Google Is Not What It Seems

In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet.

Feb 09 10:41

SWEDISH COP WHO SPOKE OUT ABOUT MIGRANT CRIME NOW BEING INVESTIGATED FOR "HATE SPEECH"

"Here we go; this is what I’ve handled from Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment."

“Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again. Christopher… what, is it true? Yes, a Swedish name snuck in on the edges of a drug crime. Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again."

“Countries representing all the crimes this week: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown, unknown country, Sweden. Half of the suspects, we can’t be sure because they don’t have any valid papers. Which in itself usually means that they’re lying about their nationality and identity.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please give me a moment to wrap my head around this; now, in Sweden, telling the truth about immigrant-perpetrated crime is a "hate crime"?!?!?

THIS IDIOCY.... IS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL IN EUROPE, and may well cost Merkel re-election in Germany.

Feb 09 10:36

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY AT THE BORDER? TAKE THESE STEPS

Yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress the Trump administration may soon require that visitors to the United States provide their social media passwords and internet activity history to DHS agents before entering the country.

It appears as if Secretary Kelly was talking about demanding social media passwords and internet history records during the visa application process, but there are reasons to fear the Trump administration could extend these surveillance demands to other groups—even US citizens and legal permanent residents.

Disclaimer: This is not legal advice; you should consult an attorney about your particular situation, and you should carry an attorney’s contact information with you that you can provide to CBP agents if they seek your passwords.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That we even need to think like this upon crossing a border back into the US, when you have been absolutely innocent of any wrongdoing, is just....absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and so thoroughly wrong, legally, that I do not know quite where to begin here..

It appears that the US courts, judicial system, and state and local
officers have collectively reverted to Code Napoleon law, where one was believed guilty until proven innocent.

This attitude goes completely against the grain of what the Constitution and Bill of Rights is supposed to guarantee for American citizens.

Webmaster addition: After TSA smashed a very expensive laptop up in Seattle, I bought a cheap netbook that is my "travel machine." They can peak at it all they want; there is nothing on it (not even behind-the-scenes photos from LOST for them to steal!)

Feb 09 10:25

Leaked Trump Presidential Memo Would Free U.S. Companies to Buy Conflict Minerals From Central African Warlords

THE LEAKED DRAFT of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days suspends a 2010 rule that discouraged American companies from funding conflict and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo through their purchase of “conflict minerals.”

The memo, distributed inside the administration on Friday afternoon and obtained by The Intercept, directs the Securities and Exchange Commission to temporarily waive the requirements of the Conflict Mineral Rule, a provision of the Dodd Frank Act, for two years — which the rule explicitly allows the president to do for national security purposes. The memorandum also directs the State Department and Treasury Department to find an alternative plan to “address such problems in the DRC and adjoining countries.”

Feb 09 10:10

RUSSIAN AIRSTRIKE ACCIDENTALLY KILLS THREE TURKISH SOLDIERS IN SYRIA

A Russian airstrike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against the Islamic State in northern Syria on Thursday morning, Turkey's military said in a statement and Moscow confirmed.The head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, said the warplanes were targeting Islamic State sites in the al-Bab area.

Whether indeed "accidental", or payback for the downing of a Russian jet over the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015 is unclear, but according to Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences over the accidental loss of life in the airstrike, in a phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hopefully, consistent and solid communication will prevent this from happening in the future; but it is tragic that it took an accident of this magnitude to get Turkey and Russia talking about coordinating day-to-day activities with their air strikes.

Feb 09 09:14

Public School System Exposed for Reporting Parents to CPS for Homeschooling

Homeschooling your child in New York City could earn a visit from Child Protective Services for neglect — even if you’ve followed all procedures required by the public school system to withdraw from its programs.

Tanya Acevedo, as The Federalist reports, experienced firsthand the punitive bureaucracy in place, essentially deeming all homeschooling parents child abusers.

Acevedo withdrew her child from school this winter, filing all necessary paperwork required by the government. But that wasn’t enough to stave off a visit from CPS, who showed up at her residence unannounced to investigate allegations of “educational neglect.”

Feb 09 07:47

FLASHBACK - Using a Bomb to Kill a Bug: FBI Forces Malware on Innocent Internet Users

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion in a Maryland court asking for the FBI to justify its action of infecting the computers of thousands of innocent internet users in an operation against a single website hosting child pornography.

Feb 09 07:34

‘Fake news’ crackdown: Facebook, Google & French MSM ally ahead of presidential poll

The project follows the social media giant’s partnership with US news organizations launched amid widespread and unproven allegations that fake news influenced the outcome of the US presidential election.

Feb 09 07:26

NATO Is Conspiring With a Mafiosi Regime to Gobble up a Country That Does Not Actually Support Membership

NATO marching deeper into Eastern Europe is hardly news anymore, but what's remarkable about this expansion is how hungry the alliance is for expansion -- so much so that it is now gobbling up countries where NATO is not actually welcome.

Feb 09 07:22

US Soldier: “The Real Terrorist Was Me And The Real Terrorism Is This Occupation”

A powerful confession by US soldier Mike Prysner on his experience fighting in Iraq: “Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it’s profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it’s profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us.” – Mike Prysner

Feb 08 21:44

The Run-Down On Elaine Chao, Trump's DOT Chief & The Highway Tru$t Fund Cri$i$

This is a follow-up to my 'U.S. Interstates Worse than A Six Flags Rollercoaster' vids from yesterday. "The highway trust fund will go bankrupt by 2021 if we don't do something, so we all know this," Chao warned at her Senate confirmation hearings last month. In this video I explain who Chao is and what her plan to save the highway trust fund entails.

Feb 08 15:33

Malheur Refuge Defendant Jason Patrick Ordered To Leave Oregon Courtroom By Armed U.S. Marshals During His Own Hearing

Jason Patrick, one of four remaining Malhuer Wildlife Refuge occupation defendants who have their trial this month, reported a few hours ago that armed U.S. Marshals ordered him to leave the courtroom even though it was his own preliminary hearing. Patrick was scarce on additional details, but is understandably concerned for his safety given what was done to his friend LaVoy Finicum, murdered by The FBI as he exited his car in an attempt to surrender with his hands up. One of his friends asked, "what does this mean brother??" to which Patrick replied, "It means I could be shot for being there or hunted down and shot for not being there. Marshals choice?"

Feb 08 13:01

Seven Years Ago Today, The 'Irvine 11' Dared to Heckle An Israeli Ambassador on an American Campus- & Learned How 'Special' Israel Really Was

Seven years ago, on Feb 8, 2010, students at UC Irvine protested a speech given by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren. They heckled the Israeli, calling him a war criminal and other such things, and were escorted out of the auditorium by campus police. But that wasn't the end of it. It was only the beginning of a years-long legal battle and criminal prosecution which shockingly illustrated just who Americans 'aren't allowed to heckle.' You can watch the video of the students 'crimes' here. Nearly a year after the incident, prior to the statute of limitations, a rabbi paid a visit to the Orange County, CA Districy Attorney- who swiftly charged them at the very last minute & aggressively prosecuted all of them. They were all eventially convicted.

Feb 08 12:50

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TIME FOR A REPOST! Iran announces they are dropping the US dollar, and immediately there is a ratcheting up of calls for war on Iran. The link between private central bankers and wars does not get more obvious than this!

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Feb 08 12:08

Alabama Governor: If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, We Can Build More Prisons

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) pointed to one of man’s greatest scientific achievements as evidence that his state could build more prisons.

Noting that 2019 would mark the 50th anniversary of his state putting a man on the moon, Bentley argued that Alabama should be able to build more facilities.

“If Alabamians can put man on the moon, we can build new prisons,” Bentley said during his State of the State address on Tuesday. The Saturn V rocket, which propelled Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969, was built at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Bentley is seeking to borrow $800 million to build four new state prisons, according to AL.com. The money would pay for four new prisons ? three for men and one for women ? while 13 of the state’s 15 men’s facilities would close.

Alabama has severe overcrowding in its prisons. Last year, PBS reported that the system was holding over 24,000 prisoners ? nearly double the number it was designed for.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Alabama Governor Bentley; this was a truly, lousy analogy, and a really nasty slur against the memories of all who worked on Apollo 11 at Huntsville.

The American penal system is completely, dysfunctional, and the rate of recidivism is staggeringly bad, because it focuses only on punishment, rather than any rehabilitation whatsoever.

Countries like Sweden, which do focus on rehabilitation, have far better outcomes and far fewer former criminals who re-offend.

I would like to remind you, Governor Bentley, that one of the classic definitions of insanity is to do the same thing precisely the same way over and over; yet expecting a different outcome.

So it is with the American penal system.

Feb 08 10:41

US AND OTHER GLOBAL POWERS CONDUCT WAR GAMES 50 MILES OFF IRAN’S COAST

As U.S. tensions with Iran rose last week, 17 ships from the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Australia launched a major war game just 50 miles from the Iranian coast.
Smack dab in the middle of the gulf, the ships steamed together in wedge formation in the first iteration of the exercise dubbed “Unified Trident.”

HMS Ocean, a British amphibious assault ship carrying about 750 personnel, 150 of them Royal Marines, led the way.

About 500 yards behind was the French destroyer FS Forbin, and about 500 yards behind was the U.S. destroyer USS Mahan. Another 500 yards behind was the Australian destroyer HMAS Arunta. Each carried about 300 sailors.

Another destroyer, an Aegis cruiser, a supply ship, mine sweepers, patrol boats, and Coast Guard cutters made up the flanks.

The ships cast dark gray silhouettes against a light gray sky and a bluish-gray sea, which was fairly calm, though the winds started to pick up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are those in the deep state in the US who feverishly want war against Iran, and one can see that playing out on Fox this morning, where they are commenting that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insulted President Trump yesterday by describing him as "The newcomer" (I wish I had a friend who speaks Farsi, who could tell me precisely what the guy said).

I would like to hope that President Trump will proceed with absolute caution regarding Iran.

Because a war against Iran will almost certainly involve Russia coming to its aid militarily. And I hope that President Trump clearly understands how completely, and woefully, unprepared the US military is to fight and win a war against Russia.

At this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to have a positive outcome even to a conventional war.

And the weaponry issue is huge. Many times, after equipment is delivered to our troops, it is delivered so late as to be obsolete; not performing as promised, and hideously over budget. The culture of American weapons manufacturers needs to change, and rapidly, if these issues are to be intelligently addressed.

But far ahead of any potential military hostilities I hope that the US, Russia, China, and Iran can negotiate their differences with morally clean, honest negotiations which will give all of these countries something significant to take home with them.

As a Christian pacifist activist, this is what I exhort the US government to do consistently.

And selfishly, Tehran is absolutely on my "bucket list" of places I would love to see, for the history; the art; the music; and the food, and to let the Iranian people know that Americans don't hate them, but that the US government can REALLY hold a grudge for the fact they ousted it's puppet, the Shah of Iran, in 1979.

Feb 08 10:01

HEDGE FUND OF HILLARY CLINTON'S SON-IN-LAW HAS SHUT DOWN

Less than one year ago, we reported that Marc Mezvinsky, the husband of Chelsea Clinton and the son in law of Hillary and Bill Clinton, had shut down its Greek Fund after suffering 90% losses. To wit:

Despite having Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as an investor and being Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky (and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs who manage Eaglevale Partners hedge fund) told investors in a letter last February they had been "incorrect" on Greece, generating staggering losses for the firm’s main Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity, a/k/a the "Greek recovery" fund during most of its life. By 'incorrect' the Clinton heir apparent meant the $25 million Eaglevale Greek fund had lost a stunning 48% in 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all the inside information to which Marc Mezvinsky had to be privy, how could he possibly have gotten this so horrifically wrong as for the firm to lose it's shirt?!?

Or, did it need to lose this staggering amount of money to offset other profits, hidden from the public eye?!?

Feb 08 09:55

TSA’S OWN FILES SHOW DOUBTFUL SCIENCE BEHIND ITS BEHAVIOR SCREENING PROGRAM

Newly released documents from the Transportation Security Administration appear to confirm the concerns of critics who say that the agency’s controversial program that relies on body language, appearance, and particular behaviors to select passengers for extra screening in airports has little basis in science and has led to racial profiling.

Files turned over to the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act include a range of studies that undermines the program’s premise, demonstrating that attempts to look for physical signs of deception are highly subjective and unreliable. Also among the files are presentations and reports from the TSA and other law enforcement agencies that put forth untested theories of how to profile attackers and rely on broad stereotypes about Muslims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TSA (or Tourism Suppression Agency, as we call it here in Hawaii) doesn't actually do a darn thing to prevent terrorism, but is a license for people who couldn't get a job at a fast food joint to bully, and physically and emotionally embarrass passengers for no logical reason, other than the reality that they can get away with treating people badly with impunity.

MISCONDUCT AT TSA THREATENS
THE SECURITY OF THE FLYING PUBLIC

If the US government really wanted to get rid of any possible terrorism against this country, or US assets overseas, they would stop expropriating resources in other peoples' countries, to which it has no moral right, insuring that the leaders of the countries are western-centric, and that these resources are only sold in US dollars.

Of course, that.... would be logical!!

Feb 08 09:45

MAPPING THE WAR MACHINE

What follows are two dozen pictures mapping war and militarism and the struggle for peace overlaid on a global image of nations. These are drawn from — and you can create your own with — an online tool for mapping militarism published by World Beyond War at bit.ly/mappingmilitarism. This tool has just been updated with new data. On many of the maps at that link, unlike with the static images that follow, you can scroll back in time to see changes over recent years.

By laying some important facts about war on the map, we’re able to recognize some ideas that rarely make it into prose. Here are a few examples:

The war in Afghanistan and the foreign occupation of Afghanistan have officially ended, but a map of the nations with troops still occupying Afghanistan still looks like NATO colonialism.

Feb 08 09:17

Trump questions lawmakers' efforts to curb asset seizures by police

By Emily Stephenson | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was "no reason" to curb law enforcement agencies that seize cash, vehicles and other assets of people suspected of crimes, a practice that some lawmakers and activists have criticized for denying legal rights.

The issue of civil asset forfeiture, created to disrupt the activities of organized crime groups, arose when sheriffs from around the United States told Trump at a White House meeting that they were under pressure to ease the practice.

Feb 08 09:08

Yemen Withdraws Permission for US Ground Operations

Trump is now a killer of children. The man is losing support fast and by the day with his neocon cabinet and talk of war. Let us see if the Soros sponsored snowflakes step up their violence,which always seems to bring more support to Trump.

The Trump Administration’s claims that a January 29 ground raid in Yemen was a “success” appear to be on increasingly flimsy ground, with the Yemeni government today announcing it has revoked permission for all future US ground operations on their soil.

Feb 07 17:38

America's Highways: Better Than A Six Flags Roller Coaster

Take a quick trip with a trucker down America's Interstates and the dashcam video immediately illustrates what an egregious condition our nation's roads are in.

Feb 07 15:35

Army Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”, by Mac Slavo

There will be war in the streets of America. Things have been engineered that way.

The scenarios are many, the issues are complex. The current anger from the left, who are violently protesting against President Trump, is just one aspect of it.

But the Pentagon and the U.S. national security structure is increasingly looking towards the shifting demographics around the globe – people have moved from rural areas, and shifted into cities. Where ever conflict stirs, there will be a need for military and SWAT response to the call. Entire cities will be locked down; door to door sweeps will often have violent ends.

Baghdad could be brought home to the streets of America, and the military already knows it.

The powers that be are deeply concerned about the unfolding situations with migrants, illegal immigrants, potential terrorists, political factions, violent protests, arson and riots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't want to be awarded the "Mrs. Chicken Little from Oahu" prize for making this statement; however, if the US military is preparing for this, you should definitely should be getting prepared for this also.

Make sure you have storable food, and potable water; also, extra medication for yourself, the people you care about, and your pets.

Have a bug-out kit, and create a plan for what you will do, and where you will go, if the excrement hits the ventilator. Make sure your car has no less than half a tank of gas at all times.

If at all possible, do not use public transportation; the people in those buses will be easy to control at gunpoint, and may not be allowed to go home for a very, very long time.

If you have kids in school, make sure you understand the school's policies about releasing children during regular school hours, and who should be authorized to actually pick them up, and what the process is, if it is not one of their parents.

Make sure you have a way of protecting home and the people you care about with which you are comfortable.

And finally, find like-minded people close by with whom you can cooperate, during a crisis, and see what you can barter among yourselves, to get things done.

This is simply prudent, and practical.

Feb 07 15:24

IRS Travel Ban For U.S. Citizens: “Due Process Undermined Significantly”

As emotions intensify over Trump’s recent immigration ban, the State Department and IRS have quietly used it as a smokescreen to roll out a new policy that targets U.S. citizens for unpaid taxes.

The passports of these individuals can now be revoked and their citizenship status undermined at the behest of one of the government’s most corrupt agencies. By granting the Internal Revenue Service control over passports, due process has been significantly undermined. The shield of protection that U.S. citizenship used to represent has transformed into an inescapable brand of ownership. The desperate financial condition of the federal government will only worsen in the future, forcing it to further consume its own people’s wealth in order to survive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very nasty development, and demonstrates how seriously desperate US government is for money, having taken a stand like this.

Look for a huge jump in the use of fake passports and IDs in the very near future, to get around this.

Feb 07 15:14

US Tanks, Troops Arrive In Estonia As Part Of NATO Anti-Russia Build Up

As part of continued a NATO build-up and US efforts to counter an alleged Russian threat, US military hardware, including M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles have arrived in the northern Estonian town of Tapa, shortly after similar deployments were made to other Eastern European nations including Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany.

"The movement of equipment and troops into and around Europe marks the beginning of a continuous rotation of armored brigade combat teams from the United States as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve," the US Defense Department said in a statement, commenting on the move. It added that "Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued US commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, DOD; your allegation of "Russian intervention in Ukraine" never, ever happened, except in the fevered, and deteriorating brains of some warmongers in the American Deep State.

Let's go back to spring of 2014, when the US/EU/IMF machine threw the duly elected Ukrainian government President, Yanukovych, under the proverbial bus.

Obama actually publicly admitted US involvement in this putsch, which "anointed" Poroshenko as President of Ukraine in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State at the time, publicly bragged about how much money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine.

Regime Change in Kiev

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

And to the DOD, if one looks at the video, it is pretty darned hard to "unsee".

Crimean officials understood that post-overthrow, there was no legitimate government in Kiev, so they did two things.

First, they petitioned the Crimean people to determine if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post-putsch, or petition Russia to become a part of the Russian Federation, and in an overwhelmingly positive response, the Crimean people voted to petition Russia to join the Russian Federation.

95.7% of Crimeans in referendum voted to join Russia - preliminary results

The Russian Federation accepted the petition, and Crimea became part of Russia.

"Peaceful self-determination" is enshrined in the UN Charter, an issue on which apparently our DOD is experiencing a massive SMD moment (selective memory disorder) in talking about this alleged "Russian aggression", which never, ever happened.

But we are in a very dangerous moment at this crossroads of history.

One stupid mistake, one stupid act of miscommunication, (or one act of treachery), and this world could very well be on the doorstep of World War III.

Feb 07 14:54

AP Fact-Checks Trump-Immigration-Blocking Judge, Finds 'Alternative Facts'

The federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's travel ban was wrong in stating that no one from the seven countries targeted in Trump's order has been arrested for extremism in the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Just last October, an Iraqi refugee living in Texas pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to the Islamic State group, accused of taking tactical training and wanting to blow himself up in an act of martyrdom.

In November, a Somali refugee injured 11 in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University, and he surely would have been arrested had he not been killed by an officer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On an issue like this, one would think that Judge Robard would have checked is facts before making a statement like this.

From a judicial perspective, that definitely appeared to be an "Open Mouth, Insert Other Foot" moment, and may well be instrumental in allowing Trump's EO to stand.

Feb 07 14:25

Operation “Chaos”: Trump And His Opponents Ushering In Age of Instability

Chaos has been weaponized, and the next era will be defined, perhaps, by the angry back-and-forth between the extreme left and the extreme (alt) right.

Read more at SHTF

Feb 07 11:39

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance

The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids.

In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Overall, 88 percent of Americans said the benefits of the MMR vaccine outweigh the risks, the poll found. [Just How Safe Are Vaccines? Here Are the Numbers]

Still, parents with young children were slightly more concerned about the safety of the MMR vaccine. The poll found that about 43 percent of parents with children ages 0 to 4 years rated the risks of the MMR vaccine as “medium” or “high,” compared with 29 percent of parents with no children under 18.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I so would love to see the raw dating from this poll, the results of which have obviously been engineered to have a "pro-vax" outcome.

I urge all of Rivero's Rangers, particularly if you have children, or love kids in your family or friends' family, to either buy, or rent, the film "Vaxxed". Mike and I saw it in December, and the bottom line here is that in order to prove vaccines safe, and keep the money flowing for Big Pharma, the CDC played fast and loose with the data they presented regarding potential negative outcomes of vaccinations.

Folks, it's all about the money; and this documentary makes that starkly real.

And I have a couple of very simple question; if vaccines are so harmless, why was there a rider in the Homeland Security Act holding vaccine makers harmless, and indemnifying them against financial damage if their products caused harm?

Vaccine manufacturers indemnified against financial damage through rider in Homeland Security Act Clause

If vaccines are so safe and harmless, why has the US Vaccine court paid out over 3 billion dollars as compensation to the families of vaccine-injured kids?!?

US Government paid 3 billion to vaccine injured people

If these vaccines are so safe and harmless, why has the US government removed vaccine injury statistics from its website?!?

Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website

We can simply expect the US government to lie to us about every aspect of its being, including the horrific potential for health consequences of vaccines.

And in fact, one vaccine maker, Sanofi Pasteur Inc, has very openly admitted that their vaccine may cause autism:

Now, those “conspiracy theorists” are vindicated by an admission by none other than the manufacturer of the DTaP vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur Inc., that an “adverse reaction” of the vaccine is autism.

Feb 07 11:21

The War Against Ordinary Americans — Paul Craig Roberts

The Saker is a level-headed person. I take it seriously when he spells out the threat to Trump’s presidency presented by the paradoxical alliance of the ruling oligarchs with what purports to be the “liberal/progressive/left.” It is amazing that the “liberal/progressive/left” are aligned with war and not with peace and are aligned with the OnePercent against the working class, whom they despise as “Trump deplorables.”

The Saker believes that Trump is under serious threat of being overthrown and that he must strike first or go down. http://www.unz.com/tsaker/a-color-revolution-is-under-way-in-the-unite...

As my readers are highly intelligent, I am not surprised that some of them have arrived at the same conclusion as The Saker.

Feb 07 11:11

TRILATERAL COMMISSION MEMBER APPOINTED TO NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

According to a White House press release, the first member of the Trilateral Commission has entered the Trump administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, where he will sit on the National Security Council:

Kenneth I. Juster will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs. He will coordinate the Administration’s international economic policy and integrate it with national security and foreign policy.

Juster was appointed by National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn, formerly a U.S. Army lieutenant general and Director of the Defense intelligence Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported by ProjectCensored.org, and part of the hidden history of the Obama Administration:

The concept of “undue influence” comes to mind when considering the number of Trilateral Commission members in the Obama administration. They control the areas of our most urgent national needs: financial and economic crisis, national security, and foreign policy. The conflict of interest is glaring. With 75 percent of the Trilateral membership consisting of non-US individuals, what influence does this super-majority have on the remaining 25 percent? For example, when Chrysler entered bankruptcy under the oversight and control of the Obama administration, it was quickly decided that the Italian carmaker Fiat would take over Chrysler. The deal’s point man, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is a member of the Trilateral Commission. Would you be surprised to know that the chairman of Fiat, Luca di Montezemolo, is also a fellow member? Congress should have halted this deal the moment it was suggested. Many European members of the Trilateral Commission are also top leaders of the European Union. What political and economic sway do they have through their American counterparts? If asked, the vast majority of Americans would say that America’s business is its own, and should be closed to foreign meddlers with non-American agendas. But, the vast majority of Americans have no idea who or what the Trilateral Commission is, much less the power they have usurped since 1976, when Jimmy Carter became the first Trilateral member to be elected president (Project Censored Story #1, 1976). In light of today’s unprecedented financial crisis, they would be abhorred if they actually read Zbigniew Brzezinski’s (co-founder of the Commission with David Rockefeller) statement from his 1971 book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, which states that, “The nation-state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” Yet, this is exactly what is happening. The global banks and corporations are running circles around the nation state, including the United States. They have no regard for due process, Congress, or the will of the people. Why have the American people been kept in the dark about a subject so great that it shakes our country to its very core? The answer is simple: The top leadership of the media is also saturated with members of the Trilateral Commission who are able to selectively suppress the stories that are covered.

Folks, with this latest appointment of someone who most generally does not give a rat's anus as to what actually happens to average working Americans, and appears to be in deep with the American Deep State, color me....more than a little concerned here.

This appointment is certainly NOT a victory for We the People.

Feb 07 10:56

EXPROPRIATION AND IMPOVERISHMENT: "CAPITALIST" GREECE AND "SOCIALIST" VENEZUELA

Neocolonial "capitalist paradise" or crony "socialist paradise": the net result is the same: expropriation and impoverishment.

Yesterday I noted that not all assets will make it through the inevitable financial re-set. ( Which Assets Are Most Likely to Survive the Inevitable "System Re-Set"?)

Those that are easy to expropriate will be expropriated, and those assets vulnerable to soaring taxes, inflation and currency devaluation will also be hollowed out.

There are two real-time examples of these dynamics we can profitably study: "capitalist" Greece and "socialist" Venezuela. Both nations have impoverished their citizenry to preserve an oligarchy and its cronies.

Feb 07 10:46

Families Sue NYC For Reporting Them To Child Services When They Homeschool

New York City mother Tanya Acevedo received a home visit from Child Protective Services at 7 p.m. this winter. They were investigating her for “educational neglect” because she had legally withdrawn her child from the public system to homeschool.

After Tanya let them in, a CPS investigator insisted that they interview her child in private, and inspected their apartment, including a look inside Tanya’s refrigerator—standard practice for a home under investigation for “neglect.” The officer left Tanya with stern instructions to produce documents and her child the next day at the CPS office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

When in process for legally withdrawing your child from public school, please make sure that every document you submit is sent registered, return receipt requested, or signed for by an appropriate official of that school.

The fear is tangible in the alleged US "educational system" in this country, that homeschooled children will actually be able to succeed, and not be part of the victimhood culture. and to think critically; something the Deep State in this country absolutely doesn't want to see happen for you kids.

Feb 07 06:38

Donald J. Trump Foundation Donated $10,000 To 'Hardline' 'Bet El' Israeli Settlers In Palestinian West Bank

A very interesting tidbit was buried as an obscure sidenote in a recent corporate news article about President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Feb 06 22:36

Ron Paul: Business As Usual - Is Trump's Foreign Policy Just More Bush And Obama?

On this episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Dr. Paul asks "In the first weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump looks like he is taking up his predecessors' aggressive foreign policy and kicking it up a notch. Is this what America voted for? More war?

Feb 06 17:23

A Challenge To Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell's Wife, New Head of DOT, To Ride In An Actual Big Rig For 2 Days Like Obama's Dingbat DOT Chief Did

Four years ago, this dingbat woman who Obama appointed to head the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) was pressured during Congressional hearings and persuaded to actually ride in a big rig with a professional driver for a few days to see what the actual business of interstate commerce is like. Thats the problem with all these political hacks and 'swamp-dwellers,' they regulate businesses to death with all of these retarded and inane rules, but they usually don't know anytbing about the actual business. To her credit, she actually did it, and afterwards described it as "A SMACK IN THE FACE, very enlightening" and has given her "a much different and a much clearer view" of what trucking was really like. I hereby extend the exact same invitation to President Trump's new head of Dept. of Transportation, Elaine Chao. She is the consumate Washington insider, Senator Mitch McConnell's wife and two time Bush apointee. Wbad'ya say. Elaine? Do you even own a pair of jeans?

Feb 06 16:37

Shock Poll Shows Merkel Losing Chancellorship If Elections Held Today; JPMorgan Stunned

Overnight we reported that Germany's default swaps spiked to the highest level since Brexit as a recent poll showed that Merkel's lead in the polls had slid to multi-year lows ahead of Germany's elections later in the year, provoking some concerns that a formerly unthinkable "tail risk" outcome was becoming more likely. However, according to new data unveiled today, Merkel's headaches are only just starting, because in a brand new poll released this afternoon, the CDU would get 30% of the vote, while the suddenly resurgent SPD would get 31%. This means that the SPD's new head, Martin Schulz, would enter any coalition talks as the leader of the largest party, hence becoming Chancellor, leading to a stunned reaction by JPMorgan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chancellor Merkel has brought this upon herself, and her party, by embracing a completely broken, not thought through, and thoroughly failed, immigration policy.

She has no one else to blame.

If she manages somehow to hang on to power in this next election, it will be nothing short of a miracle.

Feb 06 15:59

Soros-Multi-Billionaire Hedge Fund Tycoon and Int’l Political Pot-Stirrer, on the ROPES

Although multi-billionaire hedge fund tycoon and international political pot-stirrer George Soros lost big with the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the victory of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom, he stands to lose further ground, politically and financially, as the winds of political change sweep across the globe.

Soros, who fancies himself as the master of placing short put options on stocks, often cleaning up to the tune of billions of dollars in the process when the stock values collapse, has been dealt a few financial body blows.

Feb 06 10:02

NOW THAT TRUMP’S IN OFFICE, MEDIA SUDDENLY CONCERNED WITH US MILITARY KILLING CIVILIANS

For the last eight years, Peace Prize recipient and ostensible savior of the free world, Barack Obama, rained down hell from the sky on brown people across the Middle East. Obama far exceeded his predecessor, George W. Bush, in the use of drone strikes, killing more civilians than ever before and aiding in the creation and growth of worldwide terror.

On top of this warlord president receiving the Peace Prize, in his final days in office, Barack Obama was ironically given the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service “as a token of appreciation for his service as commander in chief” at a farewell ceremony on January 4. The medal is the highest honorary award at the Department of Defense and is presented by the Secretary of Defense.

In his last year alone, Obama authorized the United States military to drop more than 26,000 bombs in 7 countries, according to an estimate by the Council on Foreign Relations. During the prior year, the numbers were similar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US enabling of Saudi war crimes in Yemen must stop, and these extrajudicial assassinations must also stop.

This is what life looks like to a Yemeni child right now:

Images: dead and wounded Yemeni kids, from Saudi bombings

Or, if they are still alive, they are starving from hunger, courtesy of Saudi military blocking Yemen's ports:

Images: starving Yemeni kids, due to Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports

So I have a memo to President Trump; stop this US complicity in Saudi war crimes, and right the hell now; stop assassinating and being part of the collective punishment of innocent children who are starving to death in Yemen.

You are called, by both the Constitution and the will of the people to be the Commander in chief; not the butcher in chief!!!!

Feb 06 09:23

ROTHSCHILD BANK NOW UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OVER MISSING $4 BILLION IN GLOBAL CORRUPTION PROBE

Last year the veil of invincibility seemingly came off the secretive Rothschild banking empire, as Baron David de Rothschild and his company the Rothschild Financial Services Group were indicted by French prosecutors for allegedly defrauding British pensioners in a scheme that saw large sums of money embezzled.
Only two months ago, we reported on the Swiss branch of the Edmond de Rothschild Group announcing that they were the target of a French criminal probe “regarding a business relationship managed by a former employee.”

Now, the Luxembourg unit of Rothschild banking empire is being investigated by the Luxembourg state prosecutors office — alleged to have sent hundreds of millions of dollars to an account at a bank in Luxembourg that originated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what will happen at the end of the day with this case; most likely, at the end of these investigations, there will be a slap on the royal wrist, coupled with an admonition to "never do it again".

Unfortunately, however, the only way to really prevent such heinous behaviour is for the governments investigating these crimes, if in fact, institutions are convicted of them, is to throw the collective backsides of those who signed off on these practices in jail, and NOT into the European equivalent of a Club Fed.

Feb 06 09:18

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.

Feb 06 09:14

DEBT APOCALYPSE BECKONS AS U.S. CONSUMER BANKRUPTCIES DO SOMETHING THEY HAVEN’T DONE IN ALMOST 7 YEARS

When debt grows much faster than GDP for an extended period of time, it is inevitable that a good portion of that debt will start to go bad at some point. We witnessed a perfect example of this in 2008, and now it is starting to happen again. Commercial bankruptcies have been rising on a year-over-year basis since late 2015, and this is something that I have written about previously, but now consumer bankruptcies are also increasing. In fact, we have just witnessed U.S. consumer bankruptcies do something that they haven’t done in nearly 7 years. The following comes from Wolf Richter…

US bankruptcy filings by consumers rose 5.4% in January, compared to January last year, to 52,421 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. In December, they’d already risen 4.5% from a year earlier. This was the first time that consumer bankruptcies increased back-to-back since 2010.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At every level, now is absolutely not the time for complacency.

Please; pay down as much of your debt as is reasonably possible; every time there is a raise in the Fed rate, no matter how microscopic, it probably means that the interest in your credit card is going to rise as well.

Have no more money in your checking account than you need to pay your bills; make sure you have precious metals on hand, just in case the economic excrement does hit the ventilation shaft. If we are, in fact, looking at an impending economic apocalypse, things are likely to go very badly very quickly, with very little warning whatsoever.

Prep, prepare, and have a very good plan for what you need to do to protect yourself, and those you care about, including having a bug-out bag; long-term storable food and water; and extra medications for yourselves and your pets.

IF you have kids in school, pay very close attention to what the policies and procedures are if you believe you need to get your children out of school very quickly, for whatever reason.

All the above is prudent, responsible, and necessary right now.

Feb 06 09:02

Shameless FBI Director James Comey Delivers "LOVE LETTER TO THE ADL" (NOT Satire.)

"If this sounds a bit like a love letter to the ADL, it is, and rightly so," Comey began in his speech
to the ADL, which is available in both written and video form.

Feb 06 08:07

Ginsburg Weighing Decision to Hear Case on Possible Russian Election Hacking

In a final push against the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, three mere citizens, Diane Blumstein, Nancy Goodman, and Donna Soodalter-Toman, are seeking to change the course of history by bringing an action to the last branch of government in hopes they may answer their concerns about the election, Donald Trump, and Russian Hacking. Currently, the case is in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hands, pending her recommendation for the full court to hear the case. Ginsburg has been the most vocal opposition against president-elect Trump, has called him a faker, and has publicly stated:

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — with Donald Trump as our president… for the country it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Feb 05 22:17

Breaking: Ballistic missile strikes Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful. It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported.

Saudi Arabia militarily intervened in the Yemeni Conflict in 2015, leading a coalition of almost 10 Middle Eastern countries. In October 2016, a Yemeni activist warned that Riyadh was the next target for a Yemeni missile attack.

Update 1: More information has emerged, suggesting that the missile was a variant of a Russian Scud, known as the “Borkan” surface-to-surface missile.

Update 2: Sources indicate that the missile struck a military base West of Riyadh, in Mazahimiyah.

Update 3: On social media, a Saudi attempts to cover-up the attack, saying that the sound of the explosion in Riyadh was an earthquake or meteor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, the Yemen military appears to be blamed for this attack.

But who, in the Middle East, has some variation on the “Borkan” surface-to-surface missile?!"?

We need to be very, very careful about to whom we ascribe the blame in this attack.

The Houthi rebels are not precisely supported by people who have a lot of money to spend on this kind of technology, which means that most likely, Iran is going to be blamed for this attack.

Remember on Friday, when I mentioned on this blog, that something needed to happen, to "justify" the US military's further involvement in Yemen?!?

Unfortunately, that appeared to have just happened. Whether it was direct Israeli or American involvement here, in order to escalate the situation in Yemen, I do not know, but one thing I do intuit, is that something wicked this way comes, in terms of more intense US military action against Yemen.

I hope to heck I am mistaken, but given the intensity of the American "deep state" wish to regime change Tehran, I do not think that I am.

Feb 05 21:37

-1- United States District Court District of Massachusetts A rghavan Louhghalam et al. Plaintiffs, v. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, et al. Defendants.

Trump and the AG are following the law! The Judge in Seattle isn't.This is a decision by a Federal Judge in Boston who denied the stay this week.

C. The Immigration and Nationality Act
The Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), 8 U.S.C.
§ 1101 et seq., was originally enacted in 1952 and has been
amended several times, including in 1996 by the Illegal
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRIRA”).
The INA governs immigration, naturalization, refugee assistance
and removal procedures and defines the circumstances that govern
the admission of aliens into the United States.
The relevant provision of the INA provides that:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens
or of any class of aliens into the United States would be
detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may
by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem
necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of

Feb 05 21:19

8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens

Trump has the authority under this law to do what he did.He needs to fire all the Consular officers and get his people in! This law goes on and on with classes that can be excluded. This is a frivolous tort filed by the Washington AG!

(a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admissionExcept as otherwise provided in this chapter, aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to the United States:
(1) Health-related grounds
(A) In generalAny alien—

Feb 05 13:38

This Hitler Nonsense . . . .

I am not an expert on Hitler. But my father is.

He toured post-war Germany extensively in 1957 and ’58 as a child performer. And he often recounts the stories. He befriended teenage Lebensborn children (if you don’t know what Lebensborn children are …well …before you post anymore about Hitler you should read about them). He visited an SS widow and got a peek at her husband’s uniform and Luger (that he’d committed suicide with), she had stored in an old trunk, in the attic.

Feb 05 08:57

Tails-Privacy for anyone anywhere

Operating system on a flash drive. It will get you around most blocking!

Feb 05 08:55

The best free VPN 2017

Free VPNs

There are various reasons for wanting to use free VPN (virtual private network) software, but the two main ones are to hide who you are, or to hide where you are. Why might you want to do either of these things? Depending on what you're up to online, it is entirely possible that you do not want your online activities to be traceable – particularly in parts of the world where internet surveillance is a serious issue.

As for wanting to disguise where you are, this has the advantage of opening up websites that might otherwise be inaccessible. There are a large number of websites – using video or television sites – that use geo-locking to try to block visitors from certain countries, and free VPN software can be used to get around these restrictions. It can also be used to bypass site block put in place by governments and ISPs, and secure your wireless connection.

Feb 05 08:53

Free VPN: Best free VPN services 2017 UK

The free CyberGhost service is subsidised by the Premium customers, according to CyberGhost. The company has servers in the UK and the USA plus many European countries stretching east to as far as Russia and Ukraine.

The free service offers access to 14 countries, while the Premium and Premium Plus ones allow users to choose from a range of 24 countries. CyberGhost assures us that it doesn't limit bandwidth for free users.

There are some ways in which you’re disadvantaged with the free product. When you are connected, you’ll be logged out after three hours of browsing, for instance, although you can always try to login again immediately.

Feb 05 08:48

TunnelBear VPN

Does not log user activity.

Feb 05 08:45

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Opera comes with a good unlimited free vpn service.Works most of the time.Sometimes even tor doesn't get me to WRH. With tor and several free vpn services you can get around the children.

Feb 05 08:42

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Feb 05 07:47

3-minute video: Trump, US rogue state imperialists escalate lies for war on Iran. US military & public: either demand .01% arrests for ongoing illegal Wars of Aggression or be used as sub-human minions & work animals always ‘Hoping for change’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple’s sharp three minutes:

Documentation of recent US actions and rhetoric for more lie-started and illegal war on Iran:

US Secretary of Defense calls Iran “single biggest state sponsor of terrorism” despite the US initiating over 200 illegal military armed attacks around the world since WW2, with war and poverty-murders totally ~400 million in just the last 20 years. The US population is a little over 300 million.

White House Press Secretary lying to the world’s media that Iran attacked the US Navy to initiate war. The actual facts include US armed attacks on Yemen backing Saudi attacks followed by a Yemen-supporting group attacking a Saudi naval vessel.

Trump’s National Security Advisor put “Iran on notice” in ongoing war rhetoric despite Iran violating no law, and as documented below, constant US and Israel violations that have killed over a million Iranians.

Feb 05 00:11

Tor Browser Downloads

I use this to get around the children.

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