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Apr 09 10:57

CRISPR’D FOOD, COMING SOON TO A SUPERMARKET NEAR YOU

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has given free passes to at least a dozen gene-edited crops, ruling that they fall outside its regulatory purview. But on Wednesday, March 28, the agency made its relationship status official; effective immediately, certain gene-edited plants can be designed, cultivated, and sold free from regulation. “With this approach, USDA seeks to allow innovation when there is no risk present,” US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Editing plant DNA is playing with the building blocks of life, without any real testing, or knowing what negative effect this food may have on the people who consume it.

I am going to bring this article to the manager of produce at both stores from which Mike and I buy our fruits and veggies, and tell them if what they are offering me is not organic, I will not buy it, thank you very much.

That is something we all need to do.

Apr 09 10:52

Diamond & Silk: Facebook Says We're "Unsafe

This is a hilarious rant on Fox news.

"We ain't laying out in the street, we ain't no thugs, we don't belong to no gangs, so how are WE unsafe??!!... it's offensive, it's appalling, it taints our brand, it taints us, as women ... Facebook is supposed to be an entity that wants equality, equality for women. Well why are you censoring two women? two women of color?"

Apr 09 10:49

MEXICO’S MIGRANT “CARAVAN” ORGANIZERS PUT “ICE ON TRIAL” IN U.S.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the main group sponsoring the caravan of Central American border crashers, is staging communist-inspired “People’s Tribunals” in U.S. cities to put the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) on trial and call for an end to illegal alien detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People with such contempt for US immigration laws, coupled with not speaking the language at all, needing public assistance, and having no job skills to speak of, other than manual labor, have no business immigrating here illegally.

Yes, I remember, as a kid in high school, singing the lyrics of Emma Lazarus, emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty, which begin with the words:

"Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shores...."

But you have to consider the United States to which she dedicated that poem, which was the United States of the late 19th century, where manual labor, plus some smarts and decent luck, could still earn a guy a respectable living.

That is not the case in today's United States, and that is why people with H1N1 visas, who speak English nearly flawlessly, and have skills, are in high demand, because they generally outperform American-educated job seekers at every level. Ask any employer; although this is harsh, it is generally true.

Plus, this country is heavily broke, to the tune of $20 trillion in debt that we know about. Social Security is running out of money, thanks to Bill Clinton's looting it to allegedly "balance the budget", and the fund will soon be broke, and unable to pay out to those who paid into it.

So will someone please tell me where the money is going to come from to feed, house, clothe, and educate yet another mass illegal migration to this country?!?

Because from where I sit, the answer is, nowhere!!

Apr 09 10:35

Parallels Between The Civil Rights Movement And Denials Of Self-Determination Regarding Vaccines

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Just as blacks were physically, emotionally and legally abused, so does the administration of toxic vaccines mandate what amounts to assault and battery for those who do not want to partake of toxic vaccinations for themselves and/or their children, or are legally prosecuted, especially when their right to self-determination is stipulated as a civil and political right...

Apr 09 10:32

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.

In Xinjiang, a part of western China that a Muslim minority population calls home, the government forces residents to install an Android app that scans devices for particular files. Now, cybersecurity researchers have found that the so-called JingWang app has horrendous security practices for transferring data, and uncovered more details on what exactly the app does to phones.

China experts say the app is a continuation of China’s surveillance and oppression of the some 11 million-strong Uighur ethnic group, in an area fraught with some of the most broad human rights violations in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you believe that this kind of intrusive surveillance cannot possibly come to the United States in some form or another, then you need to think again.

Apr 09 10:20

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."

The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful," according to a government document.

The program is due to be fully operational by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people already. The scheme is mandatory.

Apr 09 07:53

Supreme Court Rules Cops Can Kill Non-Threatening People As Long As They Say They Were Scared

In a ruling that will be used to a reinforce a disturbing pattern practiced by police officers across the United States, the Supreme Court has determined that officers who shoot non-threatening citizens are completely justified and cannot face consequences for their actions—as long as they express to the court that they feared for their safety.

The case of Kisela v. Hughes originated from a police shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in 2010. Police Corporal Andrew Kisela heard a report over police radio about a woman using a kitchen knife to hack a tree and acting erratically in public. He responded to the scene with two other officers.

Apr 08 15:12

FAKE NEWS #AntiSchool

1:40 in. Do not hurt yourselves.

The media is owned by 6 corporations.
We need to break the conditioning.
They want you weak, divided, controlled.
Think for yourself.

Apr 08 07:55

Trump Slams Putin, Iran for Backing "Animal Assad" Amid Chemical Attack Claims

One of President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisers has said that the US will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Apr 08 07:22

Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located

Trump has already threatened Vladimir Putin personally. Madness!

"Hoaxes on attacks using chlorine or other poisonous substances by Syrian government forces are continuing to emerge. Another such hoax that has supposedly taken place is the alleged chemical attack in Douma yesterday. At the same time, references have been made to the notorious NGO "White Helmets," which has been repeatedly caught acting with terrorists, as well as other so-called humanitarian organizations based in the United Kingdom and the United States," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry went on to say that it had repeatedly warned about possible provocations involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Their major aim is to accuse Syrian government forces of chemical weapons use and justify possible military intervention in Syria from abroad, according to the ministry's statement.

Apr 08 07:08

Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

You all ready for WW3. Israeli loving neocon stooge!

Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

President Trump has responded to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018

Apr 07 17:12

Department of Homeland Security is compiling a database of journalists and influencers for 'media monitoring'

The Department of Homeland Security wants to compile a database that would contain the information of hundreds of thousands of journalists, editors, bloggers and other media influencers, a contract request by the department reveals.

On April 3, a DHS request surfaced on FedBizOpps.gov saying the department was seeking 'media monitoring services'.

According to the posting, the NPPD/OUS (National Protection and Programs Acquisition Division/Office of the Under Secretary) want 'to monitor traditional news sources as well as social media, identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.'

Apr 07 09:09

Corbett Report 51-minute video on MLK assassination best yet to show King Family civil trial verdict of US government guilt. Motive: stop Martin’s ‘Occupy DC’ movement until ‘forever wars’ ended and those funds directed to end poverty

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?” ~ Bob Marley, Redemption Song

“We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”~ Coretta Scott King, Martin's wife, King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

"We as a family have done our part. We have carried this mantle for as long as we can carry it. We know what happened. It is on public record... Any serious researcher who wants to know what happened can find out.” ~ Dexter Scott King, Martin's son and King Center CEO, remarks on the verdict

Apr 07 06:36

HOMELAND SECURITY TO COMPILE DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS, MEDIA INFLUENCERS

The Department of Homeland Security posted a contract request this week for "Media Monitoring Services," which will compile a database of hundreds of thousands of journalists, bloggers and "media influencers" for the federal government. After an outcry on social media, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman tweeted "this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media."

Apr 07 05:32

Israel's Internet Censorship War - If Americans Knew

Apr 06 13:33

US will get out of Iran deal and reimpose sanctions: Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the United States will probably get out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Haley made the remarks on Thursday during her lecture titled, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the terms of the 2015 historic nuclear agreement and went on to say that the Europeans are closing their eyes on this but added that the United States would not do that.

Discussing the background of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, Haley said, “Iran was being a destabilizing country that was causing threats and the international community decided that we needed to come together to find a solution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sometimes ache at the collective, foreign power-pushed (read: Israeli) lies of the US government.

The people at the IAEA are very smart people; if they tell me that Iran is complying with the P5+1 agreement, I seriously doubt that either Ambassador Haley or President Trump can actually come up with evidence to the contrary.
And yes, Nikki Haley does have a college degree; however, that degree is a BS in accounting: not atomic science!!

Or maybe it is just... in BS, to be making these accusations.

And why are they even trying?!?

To create a "justification" for a US/Israeli?Saudi decap strike on Tehran, in order to facilitate regime change.

But I would like to politely suggest that if Iran gets attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

And we have seen, in the war theatre in Syria, that Russians do have weapons which work marvellously well.

Apr 06 13:29

Flashback: Rand Paul Calls For the ban of the Confederate Flag Yet Flies Israeli Flag On His Campaign Website

he also says that the "eleven million" illegal aliens don't have to go anywhere. Despite his occasionally good rhetoric, don't ever forget who Rand Paul is.

Apr 06 13:23

Part-Time Jobs Added: 310K; Full-Time Jobs Lost: -311K

One look at recent trends in the payrolls data, especially the important numbers beneath the headlines, and one will be left with the impression that there is an unprecedented amount of (political) data goalseeking, if not outright manipulation, taking place at the Bureau of Labor Services.

Case in point, last month we reported that in addition to the strong Establishment Survey payrolls number, which was revised even higher to 326K this month, there was an even more impressive number: a record 1 million full and part-time jobs were added according to the Household Survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No matter what the talking heads on television say, this country is not in any kind of real recovery, whatsoever, and these numbers prove that.

As of April 2017, 1.6 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for six months or longer, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly a million have been jobless for over a year.

Apr 06 13:18

Stocks Tumble As China Urges Americans To Rise Up Against "Unscrupulous" President

The war of words between President Trump and 'everyone else' continues to heat up, with market conniptions managed for now by Kudlow's "good cop" headlines to Trump's "bad cop" histrionics.

China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S.

But it appears China's Xinhua news - unofficial mouthpiece of the Party - has sparked some more concerns as an op-ed calls for open rebellion against President Trump...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war of words can escalate, very quickly, into a shooting war, and the US military is singularly and spectacularly unprepared for a war against China.

Apr 06 13:09

Psych Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix

The most infamous of those psychiatric drug-induced criminal behaviors happens to be the uniquely American epidemic of mass school shootings, of which the Parkland, Florida shooting is just one of the most recent ones. Not usually so well-publicized are the many acts of asocial behaviors, poor judgments (or actual crimes) which includes such actions as impulsive thefts, inappropriate sexual conduct, physical assaults, homicidal thinking, suicidality, drug-induced psychotic episodes, drug-induced mania, drug-induced OCD symptoms, drug-induced anxiety or depression, drug-induced, crazy-making sleep-deprivation, etc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just check out the following website, if you want find out just the extent of damage these drugs can cause:

www.ssristories.com

Apr 06 13:05

Video: “The Art of Warfare”: US-NATO Military Occupation of the EU. The Shengen Area Taken Over by NATO Forces

The European Commission presented the Action Plan on Military Mobility on 28 March. “By facilitating military mobility within the EU, – explains the foreign representative of the Union, Federica Mogherini – we can be more effective in reacting when challenges arise”. Even if she does not say so, the reference to “Russian aggression” is evident.

The Action Plan was actually decided not by the EU, but by the Pentagon and NATO. In 2015, General Ben Hodges, commander of US gound forces in Europe (US Army Europe), called for the establishment of a “military Schengen Area” so that, to face “Russian aggression”, US forces could move quickly from one European country to another, without being slowed down by national regulations and customs procedures. (Manlio Denucci)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the narrative is in Italian, with subtitles in English, it is painfully obvious that we are seeing more demonization of Russia, by this plan for a "Military shengen" in Europe.

I would like to be able to say that a potential meeting between Putin and Trump might de-escalate the preparations for war in Europe, but looking at this video, I am vary unsure that it will.

Apr 06 12:54

US Has Over 400,000 Troops in Asia-Pacific Region – Russian Intelligence

The United States has deployed more than 200 military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where over 400,000 servicemen are stationed, First Deputy Chief of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Igor Kostyukov said Thursday.

“To implement its guidelines, including creating conditions for the projection of force through the rapid deployment of troops anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States has created a contingent of more than 400,000 troops. At the moment, more than 50 large military bases are operating in the region, there are more than 200 US military facilities,” Kostyukov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).

READ MORE: US Expands Military Capabilities in Northeast Asia — Russian Envoy to Seoul

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those are one heck of a lot of military assets to keep maintained, and at key readiness.

Apr 06 12:49

UK opens permanent military base in Bahrain

The United Kingdom opened a permanent military base in Bahrain on Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported.

The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Britain’s Prince Andrew.

Britain announced in 2014 it had sealed a deal to expand and reinforce its naval presence in Bahrain, allowing it to operate more and bigger ships in the Gulf.

The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet is also based in Bahrain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the UK, as is the US, formally supporting yet another Sunni tin pot dictator in the Middle East, whose views on any potential Shiia human rights, mean that they have none.

So far, demonstrations in Bahrain have been peaceful, as the Shiia Bharainis have been advocating to see a Constitutional monarchy replacing its existing monarchy.

So how have the monarchy and government been reacting to this?!?

The Al-Khalifa monarchy has put down any peaceful demonstrations with extreme prejudice; its police and military have violently attacked and tortured such peaceful demonstrators and the first responders who kept them alive, then sentenced them in kangaroo courts to outrageous sentences which had utterly no justification in the facts of their actions.

And the British monarchy, represented by Prince Andrew, has put its "stamp of approval" on this behaviour by the Bahrain government by presenting him as their front man for this event?!?

Prince Andrew, I am sorry, sir, but in light of how the Al Khalifa monarchy is treating its people, you should be ashamed of yourself for participating in this event; the UK could have found some other place to establish a larger military presence in the Middle East which at least had some notion about, and protection of, human rights.

That would have sent a very powerful, moral message to the human rights movement here; of course, right now, with the UK's internal problems and Brexit, I guess Prime Minister May's government couldn't be bothered.

I am deeply concerned that this decision, on the part of the UK government and military (as well as those of the US government and military) may well come back to haunt them.

Apr 06 12:26

Civilian Casualties and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

In 2017, the United States military said that it carried out more than 120 strikes in Yemen, more than three times as many as strikes as 2016. For many years, we at the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights documented the impact of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen through detailed field research. In 2017 we investigated eight drone strikes and ground operations and found that U.S. operations were responsible for the deaths of at least 32 civilians – including 16 children and six women – and injured ten others, including five children. (The results of these investigations will be released in a forthcoming report.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was a way to insure perpetual war, to satiate the monied blood-craving elites of the US military/industrial complex, the US government has certainly gotten this recipe down to a science.

And from Reuters, we have a companion piece, about the US government approving more weapons sales to Saudi Arabia with which to perfect its genocide in Yemen:

U.S. State Dept approves possible $1.3 billion artillery sale to Saudi Arabia

Doesn't it just make you feel ever-so-proud to be an American, understanding that your government has absolutely zero problem partipating in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

Apr 06 12:21

Heavier Violence Threatened as Friday Gaza Protest Looms

Between the Israeli gunfire at the border on Friday itself, and other incidents, at least 21 Gazans have been killed in the past week. This centered around week one of the Land Day protests, but many are expecting that the violence around the protests could get more severe as the weeks go on.

This Friday’s protest, dubbed the “day of tires,” has both Hamas and the Israeli government threatening responses beyond simple border protests, and the bloody cracking down on such protests, Israeli officials have indicated that the use of live fire on demonstrators was needed to defend the border fence.

Israel’s far-right government has tried to position its killing of protesters as “self-defense,” while portraying them as terrorists. Israeli military officials are expressing growing concern that the policy could backfire, saying they aren’t confident that they have the crowd control capacity to deal with tens of thousands of Gazans if they force the issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government, in its usual fog of hubris, just does not at all comprehend how horrific the optics here already are.

And they will get far worse, particularly if such demonstrations are led by women, children, and infants, in their fathers' arms.

Apr 06 12:17

Cleaning House, Enabling War

Think about it for a second. An embattled, scandal-ridden administration suddenly fires two hawkish, though tenuously mainstream, foreign policy advisers and replaces them with off-the-grid warmongers. Connect those dots and it gets scary, fast. In fact, the situation is starting to resemble a Hollywood-style, Wag-the-Dog, drum-up-a-war-to-distract-the-populace scenario.

With whom? Given the proclivities of Pompeo and Bolton, the obvious candidate is Iran. After all, as their records suggest, both the incoming secretary of state and the national security adviser suffer from acute cases of Iran hysteria and have been beating the Islamic Republic war drum for years now. So look for Trump and his two new subordinates to strike a less than substantial deal with nuclear North Korea (to show their cuddly diplomatic side) and then pivot toward tearing up the Iran nuclear deal in May and heading for military action against non-nuclear – and so more vulnerable – nuclear-pact-adhering Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but these two appointments, taken together, are causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up straight, and do Zumba; and I move like a brick!!

Apr 06 11:57

RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS VILLAGE HAVE 60 DAYS TO SURRENDER GUNS OR FACE $1000 A DAY FINE

Residents of Deerfield, Illinois have 60 days to turn in their “assault weapons” or face fines of up to $1000 dollars a day.

Earlier this week, the The Village Board of Trustees passed an ordinance which banned certain types of “assault weapons” and large capacity magazines, including the the Ruger 10/22, which can accept magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Semi-automatic pistols that can hold more than 10 rounds have also been banned. Law enforcement and retired law enforcement members of the community are exempted from the ban.

Residents will have to either sell the weapons, transfer ownership to someone living outside of the town, turn them into police or pay the exorbitant fines, which range from $250 to $1000 per day per gun. The deadline is June 13.

Authorities justified the ban by pointing to the recent spate of mass shootings, including last year’s Sutherland Springs shooting, which was stopped by a man who used one of the very guns Deerfield has now banned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but have these city authorities ever read the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution?!?

The disputation of this law should go all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Apr 06 11:52

SANDBERG: FACEBOOK USERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO OPT OUT OF SHARING DATA

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that while Facebook doesn't sell or give away its users' information (it just allows third party apps to do that), the company still "depends on your data," and if users wanted to completely opt out of all of the platform's data-driven advertising, they would have to pay for it.

Sandberg made the comments in an interview with Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie in an interview set to air Friday morning.

So "we don't have an opt-out at the highest level," she acknowledged. "That would be a paid product." -NBC News

The Today interview was one of many Sandberg gave on Thursday as part of a massive damage control and image rehabilitation campaign in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very interesting that Ms. Sandberg did not quantify what the cost for leaving Facebook would be.

How incredibly hubristic; this person may be a female of the species, but appears to also have been endowed with titanium "male attributes", which click when she walks (that ... has to be at least a little disconserting to her corporate colleagues!! :-))

Apr 06 11:47

'IF MY PLANE EXPLODES, ASK THE CIA’ – DUTERTE AFTER REQUESTING ARMS FROM RUSSIA & CHINA

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t ruling out that the US might be very annoyed and consider his decision to procure weapons from China and Russia a threat, after Washington refused to supply Manila with arms.
The Philippines has been seeking modern weapons and small arms to step up combat against ISIS-linked Islamists, ever since Duterte assumed office in June 2016. However, Washington’s refusal to sell assault rifles, over concerns about the country’s human rights record amid the ongoing war on drugs, has forced Duterte to seek new suppliers. Manila, which has long depended on the US for weapons, turned to China and Russia to fill the gap.

READ MORE: Philippines ‘very seriously’ concerned that US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘threat to democracy’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Duterte has a very clear grasp of how the United States government deals with governments it does not like.

Apr 06 11:44

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The United States has spent more than $800 billion on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects haven't gone well, and a $60 million power system in northeast Afghanistan that doesn't provide any power is just the latest example.

According to a new report from John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) mismanaged the project so badly that its powerstation isn’t connected to a power source, hasn’t been tested, and “may be structurally unsound and pose a risk to Afghans who live near transmission towers and lines,” or who work at the station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but purely predictable from this government and its misuse of our military.

The Afghani people have been so betrayed by the US invasion and occupation of their country, under completely false pretenses, which was undertaken for the control of the pipeline routes, and control of its opium poppies, I hardly know where to begin.

Apr 06 11:39

WASHINGTON AND RIYADH'S TERROR ENTERPRISE

What began as a means for the House of Saud itself to establish, expand, and eventually consolidate political power on the Arabian Peninsula in the 18th century has now become a finely honed tool of geopolitical power integrated into Washington's foreign policy.

A remarkable admission was recently made in the pages of the Washington Post in an article titled, "Saudi prince denies Kushner is ‘in his pocket’."

The article would quote Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stating (emphasis added):
Asked about the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism, the austere faith that is dominant in the kingdom and that some have accused of being a source of global terrorism, Mohammed said that investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked Saudi Arabia to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War crimes, and the hush-money to "paper them over" in the corporate, presstitute media; this is what the US government, Saudi Arabia, and Israel had in common, before the advent of the independent media.

And I will be very happy to tell THE B.O.Y. to his face,(AKA, The Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia'sPrince Salman) that I am profoundly unhappy with the US colluding in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

If we were younger, and had the money, I would love for Mike and me to be able to immigrate to a country which doesn't indulge in these obscenely immoral activities (I hear that the Principality of Andorra is just lovely, and expats from other countries can get extended visas).

Unfortunately, we are too old, and too broke, to make that happen.

I have no power in the Bowels of Power in DC, as I am neither monied, nor connected in any meaningful way; but as long as I have breath in my body, I will continue to peacefully witness to any war crimes in which the US government and military are involved, and share that information with the rest of the world.

Apr 06 11:24

NEW SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SOFTWARE ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO IDENTIFY GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN REAL-TIME

Imagine walking down a public street on your way to dinner with your family, now imagine police knowing exactly who you are and the names and ages of every family member.

But wait it gets worse, because the surveillance doesn't stop there.

Once you have entered the restaurant, police can use Project Green Light, Project Nola or any other police cam-share program to spy on you while you are eating.

The above video warns everyone that police smartphones could store up to one million faces and their laptops could have access to 50 million faces. (To find out more about police facial recognition smartphones click here.)

What makes this video truly frightening is how it reveals that a police department's server could have access to a staggering one billion faces! There aren't even close to one billion people in the U.S., so why would a police department need access to that many faces? (Look for the answer below.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF any governmental, or policing, website, wants to know what I am thinking, they only have to read my posts on Mike's blog! :-)

I am a Christian Pacifist Activist, meaning that I am constantly, gently, exhorting my government to resolve its geopolitical differences with moral, rational, hard-won negotiations, rather than through war.

But I have to ask; since when has my position on this....someone who tries to tell the truth as she sees it, advocates logic, and never, ever advocates violence...caused me to be viewed as any kind of a criminal, or enemy of the state to my government?!?

That, my friends... is where this surveillance starts to get really scary.

Neither Mike nor I would willingly hurt a brother or sister human being. So why would we be targets of such surveillance?!? Because we cannot, logically, go along with a government narrative that promotes war as the only answer to this country's problems, at all costs?!?

Sadly, the short answer to the last rhetorical question I have asked, is most certainly, yes.

Apr 06 11:11

DHS CONFIRMS PRESENCE OF CELL-SITE SIMULATORS IN U.S. CAPITAL

The Department of Homeland Security has finally confirmed what many security specialists have suspected for years: cell-phone tracking technology known as cell-site simulators (CSS) are being operated by potentially malicious actors in our nation's capital.

DHS doesn't know who's operating them or why, or whether these fake cell towers are installed elsewhere in the country. While EFF has its hunches, one thing is certain: the federal government and cell-service providers have been sitting on their hands for far too long. Now is the time to fix the underlying problems with our worldwide cellular communications infrastructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the DHS and NSA are impotent to identify these alleged "malicious actors" and stop this?!?

THEN SACK THE LOT, AND RIGHT THE HECK NOW!! There are people in this country far more qualified, and capable, and patriotically motivated, to keep this country safe from this kind of nonsense, and they should be allowed that opportunity

Apr 06 11:06

WATCH LIVE: 5 WOUNDED BY LIVE FIRE ALONG GAZAN BORDER AS "GREAT RETURN MARCH" PROTEST BEGINS

After more than 20 Palestinians were killed during protests along the Gaza border fence last Friday, all of whom were subsequently labeled as violent terrorists by the IDF, and hundreds more were wounded (many of them under the age of 18), thousands of Gazans marched to the border for the latest in a series of planned demonstrations leading up to the anniversary of Israel's founding on May 15.

Palestinians have a much different interpretation of that day: For them, it's the anniversary of the Nakba (literally "catastrophe") when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their land during the establishment of Israel.

The demonstrations, deemed "the Great Return March" by their organizers, are meant to agitate for "the right of return" - the ability for Palestinians to return to their ancestors' land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Palestinians understand the optics of these demonstrations far better than do their Israeli counterparts.

And because of this, I am very fearful that the next wave of Palestinian demonstrators... may well be women and children.

Hamas, please; do not allow this to happen; the IDF is very keen about exterminating the future of a potential Palestinian state, and the IDF would love nothing more then to have the opportunity to kill Palestinian women and chilren without mercy.

Apr 06 10:58

SIX TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN STABBED WITHIN 90 MINUTES IN ANOTHER NIGHT OF VIOLENCE ON LONDON’S STREETS

Six teenagers have been stabbed within 90 minutes in another night of violence on London’s streets.

A 13-year-old boy was among the victims of four separate knife attacks, which took place as protesters gathered elsewhere in the capital to demand action to prevent young people dying.

Earlier, Tottenham MP David Lammy said violence in London was the “worst I’ve ever seen it” and warned there was “absolutely no sign” of an end to the bloodshed following a spate of murders as drugs drive turf wars between gangs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Londonistan, under the watch of Mayor Sidiq Khan, is not faring well at all, with regard to youth violence; and he has got to appear to be doing something, or he will wind up a one-term mayor.

What the UK should be doing, is to follow Portugal's lead, and just pull the rug out from under the drug gangs, by legalizing small amounts of drugs for personal use, but giving people counseling to get them off the drugs.

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, in the UK, that will happen after pigs discover they are aerodynamic, as the cartels managing the street gangs are making too much money, and money fuels both money laundering, which the banks love, and very covertly and quietly, election cycles.

And if you don't believe me, please take a good look at the following image:


Hillary Clinton Poses With Drug Dealer Jorge Cabrera

Apr 06 10:42

HOW GUN CONTROL LAWS FOR “MENTALLY ILL” COULD DISARM THOSE WHO QUESTION AUTHORITY

In the growing debate surrounding the natural right to self-defense, one of the most popular proposed methods of gun control has been restrictions on gun-ownership for those who are deemed to be mentally ill. This is a measure that is often suggested by liberals and conservatives alike, but it is important to stop and consider what something like this might entail.

When any collective group is banned from owning a gun, they are effectively turned into second-class citizens. In the case of mental illness, that classification is so vague and open to interpretation that it could possibly be applied to over half of the population, depending on which criteria you use.

Mental illness can be very hard to identify since there is no kind of official test for most conditions, most people are diagnosed according to the subjective opinions of the doctors that observe them. Even the most severe conditions, like schizophrenia, can be very difficult to identify and is often misdiagnosed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the reality for me, and thinking Americans like me.

I simply understand that the US government has lost its ability for moral, hard-won negotiations as a way in which to resolve its geopolitical differences, and has surrendered these capabiliites to those war hawks in government who believe that war is the only way in which to achieve the US government's agendas, which may well not be the agendas of its hard-working citizens.

Particularly after the US war criminal, President Bush, proclaimed that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction as the "justification" for the war in Iraq, I can never believe anything that the US government has to say again, ever, even if it is about the weather, where sometimes, it just may, possibly, get correctly.

I am thoroughly exasperated that the US government continues to collude with the Saudi government in war crimes in Yemen.

The assassination of innocent non-combatants, including infants, women, and the medically fragile elderly; the attempts at starving of a people into submission, with which the US military assists by blocking Yemeni ports; and the possible introduction of weaponised diseases, such as cholera, and diptheria, are all war crimes.

The US presence in Syria, in order to destablilise the country, and create regime change in Damascus, is unbelievably morally obscene, and makes one realize that President Trump is getting his marching orders on this from Tel Aviv and Netanyahu.

It is a known reality that the US government has armed and trained armed mercs to attempt to destabilise the country. The US military has "dug in", and shows no sign of leaving soon, even though President Trump has made noises in that direction.

This is not a President in control of his government.

All of the above are facts, not conspiracies.

I would like to be hopeful about the allegedly upcoming summits with North Korea and potentially, Russia; but given the US government's history in the 21st Century, I can only believe that they will be of value to ratcheting down international tensions when I see it.

Apr 06 09:55

HERE’S WHY ZUCKERBERG WON’T LOSE HIS JOB ANY TIME SOON

Equifax, eBay, Yahoo, Target — if you patronize these companies and do business online, there’s a chance your data was exposed in one of the largest breaches of the 21st century. Thinking Facebook should be on that list? Here’s why it’s not.

Facebook is indeed guilty of exposing data about 50 million users without their authorization, but the people who acquired that data didn’t hack a single line of code. Instead, they hacked the system. They used social engineering in the most apropos setting you can imagine: the world’s biggest social network.

The plan worked. It might seem like Facebook is in hot water now, but don’t go looking for sweat on Mark Zuckerberg’s gray T-shirt. The boy-wonder CEO has one hell of a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Stolen, Fair and Square

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be a really good time to leave Facebook, never to return, because it has absolutely betrayed the trust of its users.

The tools are available on line as to how.

Do it now.

And to the advertisers still on Facebook; look forward to never be approached by its users again.

Apr 06 08:05

25,000 sealed federal criminal indictments: White and Black Hat endgame scenarios

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

~25,000 sealed federal indictments since October 2017 is 50 times more than usual, and therefore game-changing news seeming to mean one of three sets of facts:
a) .01% arrests for ongoing illegal rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions, OR
b) .01% patriot arrests to remove our voices from revealing the illegal rogue state empire (.01% = ~30,000 Americans), OR
c) yet another disinformation rogue state PSYOP to waste patriots time and energy.

Let’s consider all three scenarios (full adult language, especially how I imagine .01% rogue state leaders gleeful in victory).
Scenario 1: Patriots victory!

White House Press Briefing Room with President Trump, various officials and media packed in the room.

Trump: Ladies, gentlemen, children of America, along with viewers from around the world: you are free!

This briefing will summarize our perspective in “draining the swamp”:

Apr 05 14:46

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE BRAGS JARED KUSHNER HANDED HIM U.S. INTELLIGENCE

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged of receiving classified US intelligence from Jared Kushner and using it as part of a purge of 'corrupt' princes and businessmen, DailyMail.com can disclose. The de facto ruler of the Middle East's largest economy is currently on a US tour which has seen him meet President Donald Trump in the White House, hold talks with a string of the country's richest and most influential people and book the entire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for himself and his entourage.

Apr 05 10:37

Crazy California State Senator Proposes Bill Regulating Internet Content & 'False Information'

A California Democrat who authored SB277, the notorious law which eliminated non-medical vaccine exemptions for California's public schoolchildren, is at it again. State Senator Richard Pan, a 52-year-old pediatritian and Harvard graduate from the Sacramento area, introduced SB-1424, which states, in part, "This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information."

Apr 05 09:50

German prosecutors lodge a formal application for the deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to be extradited to Spain

German prosecutors are seeking to extradite former Catalan president to Spain where he could face trial over an independence referendum.

Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25 as he attempted to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he currently resides.

Prosecutors in the northern town of Schleswig said they have asked the regional court to formally put him in pre-extradition custody.

The move follows 'intensive examination' of the European arrest warrant issued by Spain's supreme court on March 23.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Democracy, European style!

Apr 05 08:59

HSBC Swiss Bank Whistleblower Detained in Spain

Herve Falcani, an IT expert at HSBC's Swiss bank, got access to customer files in late 2007 and leaked secret bank account documents, which revealed that HSBC's Swiss banking subsidiary helped its clients to dodge millions in taxes, conceal assets and obtain untraceable cash.

Herve Falcani, a former employee of the Geneva branch of the HSBC bank, who was convicted of espionage after leaking bank clients' data, was arrested by the Spanish police in Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. An international arrest warrant was issued for him in Switzerland.

Apr 05 08:40

U.S. and Its Press Lie Americans Into Invasions Routinely

The 2003 invasion of Iraq is the best-known example of America’s Government and press lying to fool its public to invade a foreign country that actually posed no threat to U.S. national security (so that America’s Defense Department was obviously America’s Aggression Department, and even its very name was a lie). However, that fraud and its resulting mega-violence were unfortunately typical, not at all exceptional, for the brutal American regime. This crucial but ugly fact will be documented here, so as to destroy (by clear facts) the lying U.S. regime’s supposed credibility — and this refers to both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party wings (and their ‘news’media), of our ruling aristocracy. (Same for America’s lapdog, UK.)

Apr 05 08:40

Americans Trust ‘Our’ Intelligence Agencies. Should We? Government by Deceit Cannot be Democracy

Something’s deeply wrong here. Government by deceit, cannot be a democracy. And, yet, the public still don’t get the message, that we don’t live in a democracy, even after it has (though only by implication) been delivered to us in history-books. By then, it’s no longer in the news, and so only few people really care about it. The message of history is thus not learned. The public still accepts the ongoing lies — the new lies, in the new ‘news’, to justify the new atrocities. One reason why, is that America’s historians fail their obligations: America’s historians have an obligation to the American public to state clearly that the U.S. is now a dictatorship. This is the current reality. But the myth, that this country is a democracy, continues to be spread, even by historians, who should, by now, know better.

Apr 04 09:59

Most Americans think Big Brother is spying on them

If you think Big Brother is watching you, you’re not alone.

An astonishing 82 percent of Americans believe the United States has become an Orwellian dystopia in which the government spies on our every move, a new poll has found.

The report, released Monday by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, also found that nearly three out of four Americans believe in the existence of a shadowy “deep state” cabal that secretly runs the government.

Apr 04 08:37

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents

The head of Germany’s second largest police union has responded to recent reports of anti-Semitism in the schoolyard by saying that authorities should be allowed to take children away from anti-Semitic parents.

“Authorities need to act decisively [against anti-Semitism] including when the aggression comes from migrants,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DPolG) told the Augsburger Allgemeine on Wednesday.

“If children are raised to become anti-Semites we shouldn’t be afraid to take them away from their families,” he added.

Apr 03 10:15

Jewish Woman Shelters Undocumented Immigrants: "It's Our Responsibility, What Was Done to Us Can Not Happen To Other People."

The grinning CNN reporter Kyung Lah sheepishly says "This is technically aiding and abetting someone who is here undocumented."

"I don't see it that way. I see it as helping a family in need," the woman responds.

Apr 03 10:09

25,000 sealed federal indictments since October = a) .01% rogue state arrests coming, b) .01% patriot arrests coming, c) another disinformation PSYOP to buy time, d) ?

*hyperlinds/videos live at source*

As a National Board Certified Teacher of history, I factually assert the US is most accurately described as an illegal rogue state empire, and wrote an article series to professionally document this history taught to anyone with a comprehensive course. Moreover, those of us pointing to these facts conclude the only competent citizen response is demand for US .01% arrests for annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

Current updates document ~30 million US war-murders since WW2 (and here), and 2.4 million in Iraq since 2003 from that illegal War of Aggression started with lies known to be lies as they were told.

Apr 03 08:17

4-minute video: credit card debt growing fastest in 30 years with $1 trillion total & up to 28% interest from ‘too big to fail’ banks. STATE-OWNED BANKS = 5% mortgage + credit card abundantly pays for all state taxes. ‘We the People’ criminally lied-to by

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Tucker Carlson’s 4-minute overview:

As I’ve documented for nine years, presented in peer-reviewed published papers, and with zero refutation presented to ~2,000 AP Economics teachers:

In fields of specialized knowledge, we aim to render an account that is plain and simple, yet does no violence to the difficulty of the subject, so that the uninformed reader can understand us while the expert cannot fault us. We try to keep in mind a saying attributed to Einstein—that everything must be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler. ~ A letter from the publisher, Time Magazine, 1962

Apr 03 07:52

After the FBI's Pulse nightclub failure, why should we trust James Comey anymore?

The FBI suffered another debacle on Friday when an Orlando jury returned a not guilty verdict for the widow of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in his attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in June 2016. The biggest terrorism case of the year collapsed largely thanks to FBI misconduct and deceit.

Noor Salman was charged with material support of a foreign terrorist organization and lying to the FBI about knowing about her husband’s pending attack on the nightclub. The FBI vigorously interrogated her for 18 hours, threatening her with the loss of custody of her infant son unless she signed a confession. Salman, who reportedly had an IQ of only 84, initially denied any knowledge but relented and signed a statement composed by an FBI agent.

Apr 02 18:43

98-second video: corporate media warns of ‘false news,’ ‘fake stories,’ ‘agenda to control exactly what people think’ in scripted statement acted-out by hundreds of factless ‘news casters’ while NEVER EVER EVER EVER reporting ongoing US rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Steve Franssen, Rachel Blevins, Activist Post, SeattlePi

Corporate media are six corporations that control ~90% of what Americans receive for “news,” with hundreds of us in alternative media easily documenting their propaganda to literally “cover” ongoing crimes of the US .01% illegal rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions, such as this paper soon to be published through the Claremont Colleges from a ~2,000 person professional academic conference.

My pet rainbow flying unicorn says this brilliant 98-second video could be warning shots of upcoming truthful reporting. I always listen to the unicorn, then consider history that these same voices literally “cover” the US ongoing illegal rogue state empire from discovery:

Apr 02 12:26

"I Can't Pay My Bills" - McDonald's Employees Furious As Company Renegs On Wage Hikes

When the initiative was first announced, McDonald's decision to raise its employees' wages to $1 above minimum wage (albeit only at corporate-owned stores, a minority of the company's total count) was hailed as a radical example of corporate accountability - a direct repudiation of the far-left notion that "quarterly capitalism" and employers accepting responsibility for their employees were mutually exclusive.

As any steely eyed realist might've expected, McDonald's widely lauded "wage hike" was little more than a publicity stunt. In the three years since McDonald's announced the wage hike in 2015, the firm has essentially frozen employee wages, often leaving them just a few cents above minimum wage, as Bloomberg has discovered.

Apr 02 11:58

Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 ‘shot with live ammunition’

Gaza hospitals, running low on blood and overstretched by the huge number of wounded, were reeling after one of the enclave’s bloodiest days outside of open war, in which Israeli soldiers shot 773 people with live ammunition, according to the ministry of health.

Fifteen of the wounded died, said the ministry spokesperson Dr Ashraf al-Qidra. “Most of the dead were aged between 17 and 35 years old,” he said. “The injuries were on the upper part of the body.” He added that the remainder of the wounded, some of whom were in a critical condition, had been “shot with live ammunition”.

The violence erupted on Friday after mass demonstrations took place demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to land in Israel.

Tens of thousands of people, including women and children, had planned to camp several hundred metres from the Israeli frontier, which surrounds the 140-square-mile Gaza strip on two sides, on the first day of a peaceful, six-week protest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Added to this, we have the following stories on these clashes:

Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

Israel admits, then deletes, responsibility for Gaza Killings

Israeli troops wound dozens on Gaza border as Palestinians bury dead from earlier violence

Videos of Palestinians shot walking, running and praying appear on social media, but US cables keep mum

An Unhappy History of Israeli Massacres

And the word from US presstitutes and whorespondents?!?

Zero; Nada; Nothing. It is almost as though this Passover Massacre never existed: such is the control of the Israeli government over the American government and media.

Apr 02 11:50

Breaking the Silence

Twenty-seven writers, journalists, film-makers, artists, academics, former intelligence officers and democrats call on the government of Ecuador in this letter to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

THE ISOLATION OF JULIAN ASSANGE IS THE SILENCING OF US ALL

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now.

Citing his critical tweets about the recent detention of Catalan president Carles Puidgemont in Germany, and following pressure from the US, Spanish and UK governments, the Ecuadorian government has installed an electronic jammer to stop Assange communicating with the outside world via the internet and phone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I stand in peaceful solidarity with Julian Assange.

Apr 02 11:23

Iran and Pakistan plot to become MAJOR allies as they promise a 'BIG CHANGE' is coming

PAKISTAN and Iran could soon become major strategic allies after representatives from both countries met and agreed a trade deal, it has been reported.

Dr Kamal Kharrazi, Iran’s Head of the Strategic Council of Foreign Relations and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has said the two counties have close religious and cultural bonds and should continue to work together.

Talk of improvement in diplomatic ties between the neighbours as well as potential economic deals means the pair could become important strategic allies in the future.

Dr Kharrazi said: “A free trade agreement is under negotiation, and if successful, there will come a big change.”

Both countries are currently involved in vicious conflicts and may act to support one another going forwards the politician implied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but in what "vicious conflict" is Iran involved, other than trying to assist Syria's Al-Assad in taking his country back from Western-backed rebels, attempting to overthrow him?!?

The US government has never had more than a "frenemy" relationship with whatever Pakistani government was in power; however, this year has probably been the worst year in US Pakistani relations for a long time, and for the following reasons:

U.S. May Seek to Put Pakistan on Terrorism-Finance List

UN Security Council must step up pressure on Pakistan to change its behaviour: US

And, for the final coup de gras, or nail in the coffin, is the following bit:

US suspends $1.1 billion security assistance to Pakistan, accuses Islamabad of not taking decisive action against terror

In Pakistan, you have a number of competing objectives by various factions inside, and outside, of the government, coupled with a great deal of corruption and violence.

Hopefully, this blooming trade relationship between Iran and Pakistan may spill over into other areas of civilian and military leadership there; Iran's presence may become a stabilizing influence, and, perhaps, may open the door for more moderate governance in Islamabad with less corruption.

But the US, Saudi, and Israeli governments, no matter how good this may turn out to be for both countries, are, again, going to accuse Iran of being the "baddie" here, and trying to "unduly influence" Pakistan where the West has utterly failed to do so.

Apr 02 11:03

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE WARNS OF WAR WITH IRAN WITHIN 10 YEARS

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has warned of “potential war” with Iran within the next 10 to 15 years,Anadolu reported on Friday. Mohammad bin Salman called on the international community to put more political and economic pressure on Tehran in order to avoid “direct military confrontation.”

“Sanctions put more pressure on the [Iranian] regime,” Bin Salman told the Wall Street Journal last Monday during his current trip to Washington. “We must achieve this in order to avoid a military conflict. If we fail to do this, we will probably have a war with Iran in 10-15 years.”

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of carrying out an expansionist project in the region and of meddling in the internal affairs of the Arab countries. Tehran rejects all of these accusations.

Read: Saudi ambassador accuses Iran of attempting to assassinate foreign minister

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering just how completely horrifically The B.O.Y.'s (The Butcher of Yemen's) war in Yemen is going, I am dumbfounded that he would have had the hubris to have made such a claim.

But unfortunately, the Trump Presidency appears to have given Israel a "green light" and blank check to do whatever it wants in the Middle East, whether that is bombing alleged "Iranian Installations" in Syria, or assassinating Palestinian children.

Israel's Netanyahu is getting very chummy, of late, with The B.O.Y. (Butcher of Yemen), and they may be planning some kind of joint strike against Iran.

Unfortunately, of course, they will both expect the costs of such a military strike against Iran to be borne primarily in American blood and American money.

But I would like to politely remind both Netanyahu and The B.O.Y., that there is a 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing, at the moment, on the Bosendorfer Grand, and that ... is the political and military presence, and "kick",if you will, of Russia in the Middle East.

Should Iran be attacked, Russia will most probably come to its aid militarily, and THAT.... means great difficulty for Saudi Arabia and Israel, even with massive US military assistance.

At this moment in time, the US military does not have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; it is just that simple, and I would certainly like to know that more than a few thinking people in the Bowels of Power in DC, recognise this also.

Apr 02 10:46

Putin's World War 3 threats are REAL - defence chief in Russia bomb warning

VLADIMIR Putin might trigger World War 3 if he continues trying to “subvert, undermine and influence countries around the world” - according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean just like the West has done with its massive invasions of places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, and Syria, all of which are still going enormously badly, years on?!?

British Sec Def Williamson, a word, please; in Putin's statements and weaponry investments, he is telling the rest of the world, politely, not to test him, thank you very much.

He has invested in these weapons systems (which the world has seen working, brilliantly, in Syria, and for which they are beating a path to Moscow's doorstep), to simply keep the West at bay, and not even think about attempting to create any military confrontation against Russia.

And right now, it certainly appears that it is the West behaving badly, sir in the world, because it collectively attacks countries to expropriate resources to which it has no moral right, and leaving the people of those countries none the better off for it.

Your analysis of Putin's statements is dead-wrong, sir.

I would like to politely suggest that your turn your attention to what is going to benefit the British people, and protect your country and what is left of the Commonwealth, with the best fighting forces and weapons you can conjure.

Apr 02 10:32

LONDON MURDER RATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK AMID SPIKE IN STABBINGS, SHOOTINGS

London has surpassed New York City's murder rate for the second month in a row, due mostly to a spike in knife crime and shootings which left 15 Londoners dead in February - nine of whom were age 30 or younger, and 22 dead in March vs. New York City's 21, according to the Sunday Times.

While both cities have around 8.5 million people, NYC's murder rate has dropped by around 87% since the 1990's, while London's has grown approximately 40% in just three years - not including deaths from terrorist attacks. Experts have credited the NYPD's zero-tolerance policing model driving down the homicide rate in NYC from around 2,000 deaths in 1990 to 230 last year.

London, however, is experiencing a spike in violent crime.

Jacob Whittingham, charity head of programmes for Fight for Peace, told the paper: "What's scary about London is the randomness of the crime. -standard.co.uk

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the massive result of completely unrestrained immigration policy, coupled with zero jobs for people with zero skills who have immigrated, and who cannot speak the language of their adoptive country.

Adventures in insanity in UK foreign policy don't get more severe than this.

Apr 02 10:26

RUSSIA CLAIMS SKRIPAL POISONING WAS STAGED BY UK INTELLIGENCE

“We have very serious suspicion that this provocation was done by British intelligence,”Yakovenko told Russia's NTV channel - adding however that Moscow had no direct proof, but that the UK's behavior constitutes strong circumstantial evidence in support of their theory.

Skripal case: How UK ‘explains’ why Russia is to blame in 1-minute VIDEO https://t.co/Dx0uqP0LrE pic.twitter.com/7UfX2gAwVr

— RT (@RT_com) March 30, 2018
Yakovenko also suggested that London had gained several benefits from the poisoning - both short and long-term, in that Theresa May's government is capitalizing on the event in order to boost support at home, while burying headlines over its failures to negotiate better Brexit terms. The long-term benefit, according to Yakovenko, is that London is able to elevate itself into a primary position in the ongoing confrontation between the West and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds reasonable to me!!

And with elections coming up, and the country's attention fixated on the world cup, why, logically, would Putin have ordered such a hit?!?

The short answer is, he would not have.

Apr 02 10:23

Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script

On local news stations across the United States last month, dozens of anchors gave the same speech to their combined millions of viewers.

It included a warning about fake news, a promise to report fairly and accurately and a request that viewers go to the station’s website and comment “if you believe our coverage is unfair.”

It may not have seemed strange to individual viewers. But Timothy Burke, the video director at Deadspin, had read a report last month from CNN, which quoted local station anchors who were uncomfortable with the speech.

Mr. Burke tracked down the Sinclair affiliates and found when they had aired what he called a “forced read.”

Then he stitched together the various broadcasts to create a supercut of anchors from Seattle to Phoenix to Washington eerily echoing the same lines:

“The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.”

“Some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why should we expect that Sinclair afilliates will lie any less than any other media outlets, which primarily exist to parrot the views of the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of America on domestic and foreign policy?!?

You need to go to the independent media for that!!

Apr 02 07:31

How Our Country Was Stolen

Today is Easter, an important Christian holiday. But it is not marked on the calendar that is part of the Apple software that came with my Apple computer lap top. Today is also April Fools day, and that is marked on the Apple-supplied calendar. For Apple’s programmers, April Fools Day trumps Easter.

How can it be that an American company, Apple, can remember to mark on the calendar Cinco de Mayo (May 5), Mexico’s commemoration of a Mexican army victory of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, but not Easter?

A country without a unifying moral culture is no longer a country. Yet, what pretends to be a country, the US, is being led into war against Russia, a real country. There is no chance whatsoever of the US prevailing in the oncoming war.

Webmaster addition: The date for Easter "floats" around and varies for different churches.

Apr 01 15:59

‘March for Our Lives’ permit filed MONTHS BEFORE Parkland school shooting + Hogg’s lies = foreknowledge + criminal conspiracy. Continuing false flags’ purpose is to conceal illegal rogue state empire killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Dr. Eowyn, Dr. James Fetzer

According to Washington, D.C. Detective Scott Earhardt, March for Our Lives applied for a demonstration permit several months ago. Assuming accurate information, this means:
March for Our Lives lies on their website that “This movement is for kids and by kids. March For Our Lives organizers are the kids themselves.” They lie in their mission statement: “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students…We came together on March 24th…”
Whoever is involved with these permits months before the alleged shooting are prime criminal suspects in the shooting.
According to student testimony, the US Secret Service changed the school’s emergency responses just a few weeks prior to the event. This requires criminal investigation for complicity.

Mar 31 09:23

Patriot Missiles Are Made in America and Fail Everywhere

I talked to a fellow who worked at White Sands years ago about the Patriot. He called it the best 1950's tech that money could buy!

The point is there is no evidence that Saudi Arabia has intercepted any Houthi missiles during the Yemen conflict. And that raises a disquieting thought: Is there any reason to think the Patriot system even works?

Mar 31 07:40

18-minute video: Hillary speaks typical .01% psychopathic evil of empty ideals NEVER addressing facts of illegal US rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions, AND blaming voters/Russia after Clinton stole primaries

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Prison Planet

I’ve written about 40 articles documenting Trump as a tragic-comic wanna-be Roman Emperor, and that said, the propagandistic bullshit of Hillary Clinton are rich learning how We the People are farmed by the .01% rogue state empire class. 18 minutes of fascinating empty platitudes and misleading rhetoric from Clinton at Rutgers University pandered by a criminally-complicit academic (or brainwashed sheeple, as are the fawning audience):

Facts of illegal US rogue state empire

Among key facts:

Mar 30 12:31

Israel Deploys Tear-Gas Drones On Gaza Protesters

Just last week, we highlighted dramatic new footage showing Israeli forces using a weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) against a Hamas rally in the Gaza Strip, according to the Times of Israel.

The UAV is seen flying through the skies above hundreds of protestors, while operators of the aircraft drop chemical weapons into the crowd. The Times of Israel states that the UAV released tear gas, formally known as a lachrymator agent, which causes severe eye and respiratory pain, skin inflammation, bleeding, and even blindness.

Israeli Border Police Deputy Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai, the government official behind the deployment of the weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), told Hadashot TV news that the tear gas drone provides security forces with an extended range to hurl chemical weapons at protestors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unbelievable!!

Chemical weapons and teargas being used, even against peaceful Palestinian protestors?!?

The Israeli military are becoming what the original founders of Israel would have found to be an abomination.

Mar 30 12:26

"We're Entering A New And Dangerous Phase": US Soldier Killed In Syria

Two coalition personnel, including an American, were killed and five others wounded late on March 29, when a roadside bomb exploded in northern Syria, the U.S. military said Friday. While the military did not say where the attack took place or give the nationalities of the other casualties, it came hours after a local Syrian official said that a roadside bomb exploded in the Arab-Kurdish town of Manbij, not far from the border with Turkey.

A Department of Defense official in Washington said one of the two killed was an American service member and the other was of another nationality that the official would not specify. The killed American was the fourth US military member killed in Syria since the US became officially involved under the pretext of fighting ISIS in 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am just hoping and praying that neither Turkish nor Russian military were involved here......

Mar 30 12:23

McCabe Lied Four Times To DOJ and FBI - Twice While Under Oath

Andrew McCabe lied four times to the Department of Justice and the FBI - including two times while under oath with Inspector General Michael Horowitz, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appearing on Fox News.

This is the first time the public has heard more detail of the circumstances behind the decision to fire McCabe just over one day before he qualified for his full pension.

JORDAN: “McCabe didn’t lie just once, he lied four times. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the Office of Professional Responsibility and he lied twice under oath to the Inspector General. Remember, this is Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI. This is Andrew McCabe, the text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page talking about Andy’s office, the meeting where they talk about the insurance policy in case Donald Trump is actually President of the United States… Four times he lied about leaking information to the Wall Street Journal.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and he should not have been allowed to get away with this.

Mar 30 12:21

Salisbury Incident Report: Hard Evidence For Soft Minds

The UK government’s presentation on the Salisbury incident, which was repeatedly cited in recent days as an “ultimate proof” of Russia’s involvement into Skripal’s assassination attempt, was made public earlier today.

This 6-paged PDF is a powerful evidence of another intellectual low of British propaganda machine. Open it and you can tell that substantially it makes only two assertions on the Skripal case, and both are false:

First. Novichok is a group of agents developed only by Russia and not declared under the CWC” – a false statement. Novichok was originally developed in the USSR (Nukus Lab, today in Uzbekistan, site completely decommissioned according to the US-Uzbekistan agreement by 2002). One of its key developers, Vil Mirzayanov, defected to the United States in 1990s, its chemical formula and technology were openly published in a number of chemical journals outside Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was done to accuse Russia for a crime the Russian government, most likely, did not commit; with his election coming up, and the world cup, there was no logical reason for Putin to have done it.

The accusation is almost done in Code Napoleon fashion, meaning that Russia has been considered guilty until proven innocent, and there is no way it is being allowed to prove its innocence in this act; the British government is refusing to send a sample of the poison to the Kremlin for analysis at all.

Britain's Prime Minister May is under a lot of heat for mishandling the Brexit, and perhaps she and her advisors thought that this could be a great distraction; it isn't working at all for thinking people in the UK and beyond.

So what Prime Minister May has been left with is an accusation from which her government cannot walk back, plus support from the US in demonizing Russia.

The expulsion of Russian diplomats, even ones with credentials at the UN, cannot be seen as anything but a prelude to war against it.

I am certain the Russian government and military are taking steps to insure their defense against a stupid, unnecessary war by the US, the UK, and NATO.

And as witnessed by Russia's test of it's new ICBM weapon today, I am very concerned that the West will find itself far more militarily vulnerable than it had previously believed itself to be. And again, from zerohedge.com, we have the following story this morning:

Russian Missile Drill Planned With 10,000 Troops On "Highest Combat Alert" After Expulsions

Mar 30 12:01

Dahr Jamail | For Bolton, the Slaughter of 1 Million Iraqis Is a Job Qualification

The illegal 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq has, thus far, left approximately 1 million Iraqis dead. That is roughly 5 percent of the total population of that country.

If a foreign military superpower invaded and occupied the US and annihilated 5 percent of the total population here, that would be 16,300,000 dead US citizens.

President Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, still thinks the mass destruction of Iraq was a good idea.

"We are confident that Saddam Hussein has hidden weapons of mass destruction [WMDs] and production facilities in Iraq," Bolton said in 2002 while he served as President George W. Bush's under secretary of state for arms control and international security. He did everything he could to prompt the launch of the US invasion -- under the pretext of WMDs that never existed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please: hiring a known war criminal is never, ever a great idea.

And if EVER, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America ever needed a Department of Peace, to come up with non-martial ways to achieve its geopolitical agendas, the time is right the hell now.

Mar 30 11:55

Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Attack US-Backed Kurds in Manbij

Following a meeting of Turkey’s National Security Council, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement threatening to attack the Syrian city of Manbij unless Kurdish forces immediately and unconditionally withdraw.

They has been demanding the Kurdish YPG withdraw from Manbij since they captured it from ISIS, on the grounds that it is on the western shore of the Euphrates River, and Turkey doesn’t allow Kurds west of the river.

The US backed the Kurds in taking Manbij, however, and US forces are still embedded in the city. This was meant to dissuade Turkey, a fellow NATO member, from attacking. Erdogan, however, insists Turkey won’t hesitate to attack the city, even if it means a military confrontation with the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that President Trump got the memo on this; what happens if Turkish forces kill, and/or injure American troops embedded with the Kurds here?!?

What will the US response be then?!?

President Trump and Sec Def Mattis had better get this sorted, and quickly.

Mar 30 11:52

US Pledges Record $705 Million to Israel for Missile Defense Systems: Funding follows embarrassing $1 million Iron Dome error

The US gives Israel record military aid annually, and that aid is always growing. One of the biggest avenues for growth is funding for Israel’s missile defense systems. This year, Congress has committed $705 million to this scheme, up from just about $550 million last year.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman issued a statement of thanks to the US Congress for the funding, saying that Israel’s enemies would be “surprised” at how good the missile defense systems work with all this money.

While US officials have often emphasized the money going to longer-range missile defense for Israel, in practice much of the money goes to extremely short-range Iron Dome system, which is useful primarily for shooting down the makeshift rockets from the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To every (alleged) Congressional Representative who voted for this; please move to Israel and run for the Knesset.

You are far more concerned about this country than you are about your alleged constituents; and as long as there is one homeless Vet sleeping rough in our streets; as long as there is one child who graduates illiterate and innumerate from our failing public schools; and as long as the infrastructure in this country keeps crumbling, you are absolutely no friend of we the people.

US citizens are constantly told that government, at every level, doesn't have the money to fix that which is broken in this country; yet, you have decided that Israel's defense, TO THE TUNE OF $705 MILLION, is a far greater priority than the condition in which your own citizens find themselves, through no fault of their own.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

And every single Congressional Representative who voted for this, should be shown the door at the next possible election.

Mar 30 11:42

Washington Declares Russian Trade Envoy to US Persona Non Grata

Russian trade representative to the United States, Aleksander Stadnik, told Sputnik that Washington has declared him persona non grata.

Russia’s trade mission in Washington was one of three diplomatic properties that the Trump administration ordered closed last year in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff by half over a similar move by the United State.

"After the Russian trade mission in the US was blocked last September the decision to add me to the list of expelled diplomats did not come as much of a surprise," the diplomat said.

The Russian representative said he had learned about the US decision while attending a ministerial meeting in Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The RT television show has been pulled from DC networks, and people in Canada are indicating that they cannot receive it either:

Russia's RT television network will go dark in Washington D.C

The CNN article goes on to state:

"MHz, the main distributor for RT's programming in Washington, D.C. announced earlier this month that it will cease with the network's broadcasts and cable distribution on April 1. The decision also affects other international networks such as France 24, China's CGTN and Germany's Deutsche Welle.

RT is placing part of the blame on the US Justice Department. RT said last year that the Justice Department had forced T&R Productions, the American company that produces the network's US broadcast, to register as a foreign agent. The American companies that work with the radio and online versions of the Russian government-funded radio network and website Sputnik were also required to register as foreign agents. Companies that register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, can continue broadcasting as they had been, but must submit regular updates and information related to the company's activities and disclose its registration as a foreign agent to its audience."

But the timing, here, is just too cute, with the accusations of Russian poisoning an ex-Russian spy escalating, with absolutely no evidence.
whatsoever.

One has to wonder if the timing of the pulling the plug from RT wasn't engineered to coincide with the accusations in the Skribal case, which would have meant the US either did the poisoning - or had prior knowledge - of when it was going to happen.

I have long ago stopped beleiving in "geopolitical coincidence".

Mar 30 11:33

Texts Indicate FBI Was Briefing Obama WH in Early Stages of Trump-Russia Investigation

Fox News has obtained several more text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that "suggest a possible coordination" between high-ranking officials in the Obama administration in the early stages of the Trump-Russia investigation.

"It continues to stink," House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on Wednesday.

According to Fox News:

A text message from Strzok to Page on Aug. 3 (2016) described former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as being concerned with “information control” related to the initial investigation into the Trump campaign. According to a report from the New York Times, [CIA Director John] Brennan was sent to Capitol Hill around the same time to brief members of Congress on the possibility of election interference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Jeff Sessions still refuses to hire a Special Prosecutor on these abuses!!

You have to know, by this time, who owns this guy.

One has to wonder just what the DNC may have on him, to keep him following their agenda.

All of his statements about scrupulously following the letter of the law, by not hiring a special prosecutor, are absolutely well and truly flushed, at this point in time.

There is no true justice in this country anymore; what we have in this country, is simply a club of monied "Just Us!", who will never have their crimes investigated, or prosecuted.

Mar 30 11:27

"If You Want An Arms Race, We Can Do That" - Trump Challenged Putin During Phone Call

But once again, an NBC News report shows that there's more to one-sided stories like a report in the Washington Post claiming that Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent electoral victory against the explicit advice of Trump's foreign policy advisors.

As it turns out, during the same conversation, President Trump didn't hesitate to challenge Putin to an arms race, and boasted that the US would almost inevitably win.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

....To which Putin responded by launching a test of Russia's new ICBM weapon yet again today.

Russia tests its new nuclear ICBM

President Trump, do you remember that old country song "You've got to know when to hold 'em" ?!? This is a moment when your silence on the issue of weapons parity would have been golden.

Yes, I know, you just couldn't help yourself from mouthing off, but should have; and with the Russian ICBM test today, you saw the result of your not being able to help yourself.

I would like to hope that this was a "teachable moment" for you; unfortunately, given your character, I doubt like hell that it was.

We are behind in weaponry, because the corporate culture of the military/industrial complex, which donates obscene amounts of money, both covertly, and overtly to both parties, is such that its leadership collectively, and consistently, believes it can offer shoddy product, late, and over budget, and that because of these contributions to both parties, this is perfectly fine.

In every present and future contract, it needs to be stipulated that if product doesn't work as promised, is late, or creates huge on cost overruns, that the leadership of the company will go to prison, and for hard time, for allowing this to happen; fines, Mr. President, are not enough.

Not making this happen by our weapons industry, is a form of "soft treason" against the US government and our military, Mr. President.

And the second thing which has to happen is, no more money should be accepted by political candidates from the military industrial complex, and that has to be written into law.

Mar 30 11:11

CLINTON-LINKED CULT LEADER ARRESTED FOR RUNNING SEX SLAVERY RING THAT BRANDED ITS VICTIMS

When the reality of a secretive women’s “self-help group” began to come to light last year, there were several questions about why it was reported members of the group were forced to submit nude photos as collateral when they joined or why they were “branded” with the founder’s initials. Now, the latest reports expose this group is actually an elite sex slavery cult, and federal authorities have moved in to take out the alleged leader.

After several former members begged for law enforcement’s help last October, police appeared to sit idly by without acting. However, it appears that has now changed.

The ring leader, Keith Raniere, was arrested by federal officials in Mexico, where he has lived for the past five months, one federal official said. According to the complaint, Raniere was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, frankly, doesn't surprise me; Raniere strikes me as one of those "interesting pieces of work", masquerading as humanity, who believe the Clintons to be wonderful, and probably, most supportive of their agendas and causes, no matter how debauched and debased those causes and agendas may be.

Mar 30 11:05

TIMELY VIDEO ABOUT "DARK PATTERNS," THE TRICKS WEBSITES USE TO MANIPULATE YOU

If you've tried to delete your Facebook account and found yourself mysteriously lost and frustrated, welcome to the world of Dark Patterns, the website and app trickery designed to make you agree to things or otherwise fool you into doing something other than you intend.

The video uses closing an Amazon account as an example. It's essentially impossible: even if you find the one deceptively-titled link three layers down through the most irrelevant-seeming menu options on the site, all it gives you is a generic "live chat" window. You cannot close your account without a fundamentally adversarial interaction with a person whose job depends on stopping you.

Pictured here, though, is something this week from Facebook, promising "text anyone in your phone" but really a ruse to let the company track your phone calls and texts--a fact you might be able to figure out from the tiny, unreadable silver-on-white text it doesn't want you to read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you value your privacy in any way, you need to disconnect from both Facebook and Google, as there are fine alternatives elsewhere. Just don't use them, period, end of discussion.

Mar 30 11:02

ISRAELI TROOPS KILL SEVEN PALESTINIANS, WOUND 500 AMID MASSIVE BORDER PROTESTS

Deadly clashes broke out on Friday afternoon along the Israeli-Gaza border after Israeli security forces killed at least seven Palestinians and injured up to 500, where as previewed yesterday, a series of massive protests took place along the security fence surrounding the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip.

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are taking part in protests along the Israeli border today. So far there have been clashes in several places pic.twitter.com/9ei35fMCug

— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 30, 2018
Thousands had gathered along the border for a six week-long "Great Return" protest when the violence broke out. IDF troops fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel pellets and tear gas at the protesters during the ongoing violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for the deaths and injuries of protesting Palestinians - even if they did absolutely nothing illegal - to quickly escalate, particularly the deaths of infants; toddlers; women (particularly pregnant Palestinian women - courtesy of Israel's unofficial "one shot two kills" policy).

Mar 30 10:58

MEGACHURCH PASTOR INDICTED ON $3.5 MILLION FRAUD

A former religious adviser to President George W. Bush has been accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of $3.5 million.

Pastor Kirbyjohn Caldwell and a business partner, Gregory Smith, sold millions of dollars of worthless Chinese bonds, telling investors to "remain faithful and that they would receive their money," according to documents obtained by ABC Houston station KTRK.

Both men could face significant jail time and be forced to forfeit assets.

Caldwell's lawyer tweeted out a statement, according to KTRK, that said his client was "falsely accused" and "would be absolved."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It stands to reason that this guy became a "spiritual advisor" for President Bush; liars are always more comfortable in the the company of other liars.

Mar 30 10:56

APPEALS COURT HAS NO PROBLEM WITH COPS USING E911 SERVICES TO PERFORM WARRANTLESS, REAL-TIME TRACKING

The Fifth Circuit Appeals Court says it's fine if the government uses mandated emergency services to perform real-time GPS tracking. It doesn't go so far as to affirm the constitutionality of the actions, but it achieves the same ends by voting down the appellant's request for a rehearing.

What we can glean about the issue at stake comes from the eight-page dissent [PDF] written by judges James L. Dennis and James E. Graves, two of the seven judges who voted for a rehearing. In this case, the government used the defendant's cellphone provider to engage in real-time tracking. No warrant was obtained despite the government's shoulder-surfing of incoming GPS location data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this ruling is allowed to stand, what I used to understand as the United States of America has morphed into the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America.

IF you have kids and skills, you need to immigrate, and right the hell now.

I do not recognise the country of my birth at all, anymore.

Mar 30 10:53

COPS KILL UNARMED DAD OVER WINDOW TINT, USE HIS DEAD FINGER TO UNLOCK HIS PHONE

A heartbroken family is speaking out and accusing police of visiting a funeral home and using a dead man’s finger to unlock his phone after officers shot and killed him during a traffic stop for illegal window tint.

Linus Phillip, 30, was approached by two Largo Police officers at a gas station, who alleged that the windows on his black Nissan sedan were too dark. Officers Matthew Steiner and Prentice Ables claimed that when they were talking to Philip, they smelled marijuana coming from inside his vehicle and attempted to detain him.

Philip responded by getting into the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Steiner “found himself trapped halfway in the vehicle as Phillip put it in reverse and accelerated with the driver’s side door open.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You've GOT to love the way "peace officers"in Florida are interpreting their motto, "To protect and serve."

IF you are thinking about a vacation in Florida, or attending a conference here, I would very respectfully urge you to think again.

If you live in the Boca Raton area, I would encourage you to move, and just take the city's tax base away from it.

Boca Raton is no longer a liveable, or civilized, city, if police can get away with this kind of behaviour with impunity.

Mar 30 10:52

Investor Statement on Gun Violence Signatories

A list of those who conspire to destroy America! The Pedophilic,child molesting,illegal alien loving Roman Catholic Church is extremely well represented on this list of Tyranny lovin traitors!

Contributors to the Statement:
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Catholic Health Initiatives
Domini Impact Investments
Everence Financial/Praxis Mutual Funds
Mercy Investment Services
Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Trinity Health

Signatories:
Adrian Dominican Sisters
American Baptist Home Mission Society
American Friends Service Committee
Aquinas Associates
As You Sow
Augustinians
Benedictine Sisters of Mount St Scholastica

Mar 30 10:48

FCC AUTHORIZES SPACEX TO PROVIDE BROADBAND SATELLITE SERVICES

The Federal Communications Commission approved an
application by Space Exploration Holdings, doing business as SpaceX, to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world. With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and
competition in the United States.

This is the first approval of a U.S.-licensed satellite constellation to provide broadband services using a new generation of low-Earth orbit satellite technologies. SpaceX proposed a satellite system comprised of 4,425 satellites and was granted authority to use frequencies in the Ka
(20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) bands to provide global Internet connectivity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, another tool, most probably with a number of backdoors, with which to spy on end users.

Mar 30 10:44

NEVER MIND FACEBOOK, GOOGLE IS THE ALL-SEEING ‘BIG BROTHER’ YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

The Cambridge Analytica scandal put Facebook through the wringer in recent weeks, losing the company $100 billion in stock value and prompting a global debate on internet privacy.
The social media giant was forced to apologize and overhaul its privacy and data sharing practices, but it still remains in the media spotlight and in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, which says it may be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fines.

But amid all the furor, one monolithic entity has continued to harvest data from billions of people worldwide. The data gathered includes a precise log of your every move and every internet search you’ve ever made, every email you’ve ever sent, your workout routine, your favourite food, and every photo you’ve ever taken. And you have allowed it to happen to yourself, for the sake of better service and more relevant advertising.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this doesn't terrify you, you belong in a soft, comfortable place for the terminally bewildered.

Mar 30 10:10

US Justice Dept Dodges Responsibility for Police Killings By Not Recording Them

In 2017, police in the US murdered roughly 1,184 Americans, according to a survey conducted by The Free Thought Project. The number, however, could be much higher, since independent reports don't have a "central source" of accurate data.

Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com, and Paul Wright, founder and executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear that statistics remain fuzzy because the US Justice Department (DOJ) doesn't want to be accountable for the problem.

Mar 30 10:10

RT Being Forced Off Cable Channel in Washington, DC Area

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has confirmed that RT’s provider company that broadcasts shows in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area will cease doing so.

"The provider company that aired our broadcast in Washington threw us out of the broadcast network," Simonyan said via Twitter on Thursday. "Yes, because of our ‘foreign agent' status."

Mar 30 09:16

Revised Israel Anti-Boycott Act still threatens free speech

A US bill aimed at criminalizing the boycott of Israel remains a threat to free expression despite proposed changes, more than 100 human rights groups have warned.

In its original form, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, brought to the US Congress last year by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, could impose prison sentences and heavy fines on organizations or their personnel that participate in a boycott of Israel or its settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Syrian Golan Heights.

The powerful Israel lobby group AIPAC has made the bill one of its top legislative priorities as part of its growing effort to obstruct the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

Mar 29 15:34

IDF makes final preparations for mass Gaza protests

As Hamas plans 'March of Return' toward Israeli border on Friday, thousands of IDF soldiers deployed along the border, parts of the border area declared closed military zones, and troops equipped with non-lethal crowd dispersal measures in effort to avoid fatalities on Palestinian side.

Thousands of soldiers from the Golani Brigade, the Armored Corps, the Nahal Brigade and the Givati Brigade, as well as troops from the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps, Air Force video units and Special Forces will be deployed along the Gaza frontier, while parts of the border area will be declared closed military zones.

The IDF has completed works to build fortifications in the form of massive mounds of earth, behind which dozens of snipers will be stationed on Friday.

IDF engineering forces also set up barbed-wire fences to make it harder on Palestinians who may attempt to cross the border fence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if crowd control is supposed to be completely non-lethal on the IDF's side, why, please, are they placing snipers on the fortifications?!?

Non-lethal snipers?!?

There is a real disconnect here!!

Mar 29 15:27

Sessions: Federal prosecutor evaluating alleged FBI, DOJ wrongdoing, no second special counsel for now

Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Thursday a federal prosecutor was evaluating certain issues involving the FBI, the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, but said he would not appoint a second special counsel at this point.

In a letter directed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Sessions revealed that he asked U.S. Attorney John Huber to lead the evaluation into issues raised by the committees in recent months.

“I write in response to recent letters requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to review certain prosecutorial and investigative determinations made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. I take the concerns you raise seriously,” Sessions wrote, noting how important it was that the American people and Congress had “confidence” in the Justice Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Hillary Clinton's crimes go unindicted, and she's given an absolutely free pass for her "Pay to Play" scheme while Secretary of State.

There is no more justice in this country.

Apparent, Session's definition of "Justice" simply translates as "Just Us", the wealthy, and the monied.

Mar 29 15:04

Enabling War Crimes: Mattis Admits US Planning Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has just offered new details about US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, providing specifics about what the US is doing that contradict long-standing claims of a very limited, non-combat involvement.
Mattis now admits the US is “doing the planning in Yemen strikes, and has shown the Saudis how the concept of a no-strike zone is supposed to work, and engaged in a maturing process of battlefield management” intended to see Saudi strikes killing limited civilians. Mattis has also tried to spin the already established US involvement in mid-air refueling as beneficial for civilians being bombed!

Obviously all this means the US has been enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen from day one, as US-backed Saudi airstrikes are still killing a shocking number of innocent bystanders, and the comments made by Mattis, some half-hearted attempts, cannot spin that criminal involvement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, SecDef Mattis, and The BOY (The Butcher of Yemen), AKA Prince Mohammed Bin Salman), can possibly put lipstick on this pig of a war, and the war crimes in which the US military and government have been thoroughly involved with utter impunity.

I wish Mike and I were younger, and had the money to immigrate to a civilized country which doesn't do this kind of thing, we would do it tomorrow; unfortunately, and 65 and 68 respectively, and broke, I seriously doubt that there is a country which would accept us as immigrants right now.

The country of my birth has become, at the highest level of its society, happy and complacent with war criminals and war mongers at its helm.

I am absolutely not!!

Mar 29 14:42

U.S. Tourists Will Be Required To Turn Over Their Social Media History

The State Department will unveil new rules on Friday requiring most visitors or immigrants to the United States to turn over their recent social media histories, in accordance with one of President Trump's key national security enhancements contained in his "extreme vetting" executive order.

In addition, travelers would be required to provide previous phone numbers, email addresses and a history of international travel from the preceding five years - as well as disclose any immigration problems they've had anywhere in the world, or any potential family ties to terrorism, according to the Washington Times.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has entertained plans to track the social media accounts of immigrants entering the country, however the State Department's Friday proposal would apply to tourists and others entering the country on temporary visas. In all, some 14 million people would be affected by the request for information, according to the department.

Mar 29 14:38

Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly Over Iran Amid Speculation Of Imminent War

Ominously, the Kuwaiti newspaper also reports that the two jets went undetected by radar, including the Russian radar system located in Syria. It was unclear if the provocative Israeli operation was undertaken in coordination with the US army, which recently conducted joint exercises with the IDF (recall "Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel")

In response to the Iranian drone, a senior Israeli official quoted by the JPost warned that Israel will react with force to Iran's efforts to entrench itself further in Syria: "the Iranians are determined to continue to establish themselves in Syria, and the next incident is only a matter of time,” he said, warning that Israel does not rule out that that the Islamic Republic will continue to try to attack Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If any Palestinian violence transpires, Israel will use it as the justification to simply carpet bomb Gaza; targets will most likely include Palestinian women, particularly if they are pregnant; children; infants; toddlers; and the medically fragile elderly. No one will be spared.

Mar 29 14:30

Leaked Texts Suggest Coordination Between Obama White House, CIA, FBI And Dems To Launch Trump-Russia Probe

Congressional investigators looking into the origins of Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe believe they've found a smoking gun that could justify the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether the Obama administration exerted undue influence over the FBI.

A series of text messages between FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page have revealed the involvement of Denis McDonough, Obama's chief of staff, John Brennan, Obama's CIA director, and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in helping create an atmosphere of paranoia that gave them the political cover to launch the Russia probe back in the summer of 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised here?!?

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