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Nov 27 18:37

Is Web Content Blocked By Your Country, On Your Device, Or In Your Network? Try This Simple Workaround

The Internet Archive was blocked by T-Mobile's obnoxious Web Guard on my new hotspot, and none of my old workarounds were good -- or fast -- enough, so I put together a new one.

Requires desired website URL, and ability to cut, paste, and (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!). Unlike many workarounds, does not require ability to view the source code -- though it gives you the ability to write it.

Nov 27 17:05

India's Modi Admits Plan Shifting Nation To "Cashless Society"

"we can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society...this is the chance for you to enter the digital world."

Nov 27 16:59

Trump Supporters Worship Frog Hate God ‘Kek’ Claims Latest Media Hoax

Media keeps reporting Trump rascism hoaxes without fact checking, such as Trump supporters worship an anti-Semitic hate-god symbolized by a cartoon frog meme.

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 12:44

Jill Stein’s Twitter Shows Recount Is All About Defeating Trump

ill Stein’s Twitter feed reveals her Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump positions from promoting Trump Riots to pushing false neo-fascist racism claims.

Nov 27 09:53

The Western War On Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and “al Qaeda connections,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” endless lies about Gadaffi, “Russian invasion of Ukraine”—the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.

Nov 27 09:44

The Washington Post: Useful-Idiot Shills For A Failed, Frantic Status Quo That Has Lost Control Of The Narrative

My "crime" is a simple one: challenging the ruling elite's narrative. Labeling all dissent "enemy propaganda" is of course the classic first phase of state-sponsored propaganda and the favorite tool of well-paid illiberal apologists for an illiberal regime.

Labeling everyone who dissents or questions the ruling elite's narrative as tools of an enemy power is classic McCarthy-era witch-hunting, i.e. a broad-brush way of marginalizing and silencing critics with an accusation that is easy to fabricate but difficult to prove.

Nov 27 09:32

“Election Recount to Happen” - Soros Responsible for Funding Recount Effort (Video)

What is about to happen could possibly cause a civil war. Anonymous, the infamous group responsible for hacking multiple high-level officials and agencies, just made a graveannouncement:

“It’s over, folks.

They are absolutely taking this from Trump. If you were able to see these stories they already have prepared for us to start running next week, your jaw would hit the ground.

They are going to “find” that the results were indeed “hacked”. They have everything set in place, and have been ready to play this out for over a week.

All 3 states (Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania) are going to be reversed and awarded to Hillary Clinton. Speculations are in the midst of who is pulling the strings, but this is undoubtedly going to happen.

Start preparing for the news to pour in, NOW.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate this talk of civil war, but it does seem like we are about to get one, so better to be prepared.

Nov 27 09:30

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 27 08:08

DONALD TRUMP VS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER?

For a better understanding of Donald Trump’s transition towards the new American presidency, one should at least generally understand the present controversies in American society. As a non-typical Republican who has sent some strong antiestablishment messages during the campaign, which was the main energy source for his election, Trump is in some way obliged not only to his people, but also to the whole world, namely to stop the new Cold War and confrontation with Russia. Is this really possible?

It is, but let us see the bad news first. Generally speaking, on the geopolitical level, the American ‘ideal’ of world domination, and consequently of establishing a World Government that would lead to the notorious New World Order, has two concepts. The first one is the so-called mondialism, which is adopted by Democrats, and anticipates a World Government that would includes representatives from other (strong) nations/regions, under American leadership, of course.

Nov 27 07:53

College Students Demand Police Investigate "Suck It Up, Pussies" Post-It Note As Hate Crime

Apparently the simple post-it note was determined to be a "hate crime" by the college's "diversity offices" and students with knowledge of the incident were encouraged to contact campus police. To our complete shock, a message from Edgewood's Vice President for Student Development pinned the blame for the "hate crime" on Trump, saying that it is part of a growing trend of "covert micro-aggressions and overt macro-aggressions" that have "taken on new fervor in higher education since our national election."

Regarding triggered snowflakes and those who value themselves based on their ability to be offended: Don't forget about all those people who's job it is to defend and pamper the snowflakes. Their jobs depend on these snowflakes being triggered!

Nov 26 17:15

Ministers suppressed damaging fracking report until after crucial vote

Councillors were then overruled when they voted against it anyway

Nov 26 16:05

Jill Stein Advocate Slams Recount Decision: "Shameful Support For War Goddess Hillary"

Submitted by Progressive Radio Host Steve Lendman,
Jill Stein for Hillary?

Shameful! What’s going on? Why did her campaign announce its “intent to file for a recount of votes in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, leading a multi-partisan effort to check the accuracy of the machine-counted vote tallies in these states in order to ensure the integrity of our election?”

Did she forget Hillary criticizing Trump’s possible refusal to accept electoral results when asked, calling it “a direct threat to our democracy?”

Nov 26 14:47

Clintons Confirm Participation In Recount Plan, Despite No "Actionable Evidence Of Hacking"

This morning Hillary Clinton's campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, confirmed what we all knew already, namely that Jill Stein is likely acting at the direction of the Clintons in her recount efforts in WI, MI and PA. The discovery came after Elias posted a note to Hillary voters this morning on Medium confirming that they would participate in Stein's recount efforts even though the Clinton campaign itself had decided against a recount because they had "not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology." This approach seems to align perfectly with the strategy we laid out two days ago:

Nov 26 14:26

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

The credentials of this supposed group of experts are impossible to verify, as none is provided either by the Post or by the group itself. The Intercept contacted PropOrNot and asked numerous questions about about its team, but received only this reply: “We’re getting a lot of requests for comment and can get back to you today =) [smiley face emoticon].” The group added: “We’re over 30 people, organized into teams, and we cannot confirm or deny anyone’s involvement.”

Thus far, they have provided no additional information beyond that. As Fortune’s Matthew Ingram wrote in criticizing the Post article, PropOrNot’s Twitter account “has only existed since August of this year. And an article announcing the launch of the group on its website is dated last month.” WHOIS information for the domain name is not available, as the website uses private registration.

Nov 26 11:45

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 26 11:30

'Welcome to the P*ssy Generation, where few people make sacrifices for truth'

In terms of ‘post-truth’ as it relates to politics, the implication there is that there was a time when the discourse was truthful. I don’t see that. I haven’t seen it in my lifetime, I think. In terms of the US political landscape, we probably have to go all the way back to James Madison and the founding of the Constitution. He said that the primary goal of government is to “protect the minority of the opulent from the majority.” That is about as true as you are going to get and it still holds true today. In fact, it’s the raison d’etre of the Central Intelligence Agency, I would argue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Short version: You've been lied to all along. Only now you KNOW it!

Nov 26 11:18

Trump The Great?

Liberals, progressives, and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists) are aligning with the corrupt oligarchy against president-elect Trump and the American people.

They are busy at work trying to generate hysteria over Trump’s “authoritarian personality and followers.” In other words, the message is: here come the fascists.

Liberals and progressives wailed and whined about “an all white male cabinet,” only to be made fools by Trump’s appointment of a black male and two women, one a minority and one a Trump critic.

The oligarchs are organizing their liberal progressive front groups to disrupt Trump’s inauguration in an effort to continue the attempt to delegitimize Trump the way the paid Maidan protesters were used in Kiev to delegitimize the elected Ukrainian government.

Nov 26 11:16

From Populism to Fake News – The Psyop Continues

The elite is leveraging its “populism versus globalism” meme by declaring that populism is closely linked to “fake news.”

We’ve written numerous articles on the emergent elite meme, here and here, of “populism versus globalism” and warned that, “This meme is not only of the utmost importance, it is clearly warning us of considerable distress to come.”

But we didn’t imagine the populist propaganda concept would be turned in the direction of fake news, though that’s just what has happened – and most powerfully and suddenly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When did "populism" become a bad thing?!? Isn't Democracy the right of the people to decide how their country should be run?

Nov 26 11:12

Mainstream Media Lies to the Masses - Media Lies - Media Lies Documentary

Nov 26 11:11

Proof that mainstream media is scripted

Nov 26 11:06

Sean Hannity Confesses Using Fake Footage: "Jon Stewart Was Right!" BangTheNews

Nov 26 10:56

Merkel Promises To Rid Internet Of Alternative Media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared war on alternative media outlets that she says are responsible for subverting the government’s control over the public.

Merkel joined the chorus of other world leaders and huge multi-national media outlets who wish to rid the internet of alternative media websites, under the guise of “fighting fake news“.

Speaking in parliament, Merkel claimed that public opinion was being swayed away from establishment politics, claiming that independent news outlets posed a danger to national security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


"Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Sieg HEIL!" -- Murky
Note that they are essentially admitting that they control you with lies, fraud, and deception; that choice and Democracy are illusions, and they like it just that way!

You are the revolution!

Nov 26 10:52

The Lie of the 21st Century: How Mainstream Media “Fake News” Led to the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Just to be clear, there are a number of websites that do spread misinformation including those in the alternative media, but it is fair to say that they never have caused the deaths of millions of people like The New York Times when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. A recent example is the U.S. led war against Iraq in 2003. After the September 11th attacks, the George W. Bush administration made a false accusation that the Iraq government had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) which led to a U.S. invasion eventually toppling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The U.S. led war turned out to be a calculated plan by The Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think-tank who wrote the secretive blueprint called ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century’ to remove Saddam Hussein and the Ba’ath party from power. The blueprint was originally written for the neocon lunatics who served under then-President George W.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the New York Times, aided and abetted by Judith Miller, became the Bush Administration's "Ministry of Propaganda" to "sell" the Iraq war to the American people on a package of lies and disinformation.

And they have the nerve, and effrontery, to label the entire independent media as purveyors of "fake news"?!?!

How bloody dare they, after laying the propaganda groundwork for a war in which over 4,000 Americans, and over half a million Iraqis have died, accuse the independent media of lying, and/or colluding with the Russians?!?

Folks, this is collective desperation on the cusp of madness; they cannot "sell" their poison anymore to a war-weary, and war-skeptical American public, so they are attempting to suppress those voices in the alternative media who ARE telling the truth, the best they can.

And I consider WRH to be in great company with those other sites listed in the WaPo article about alleged "fake news", because I know that the people who run them are people of moral integrity, and clarity.

And thank you, WaPo, for your bellicose, hubristic screed against the truth tellers; it means we are making a difference in the way people and getting their news, and responding to it, and that is the best possible news all of us could be receiving at this critical transition point for this country!!

Nov 26 10:28

Lone Blogger Rages Against The Washington Post's Russian "Hit List"

I have to admit I’m quite honored to see that Liberty Blitzkrieg was recently included on a list of some of the most illustrious, impactful and successful alternative news websites on the planet.

The list was created by an anonymous group of status quo crybabies who simply can’t handle the fact their beloved chosen oligarch was defeated in a democratically held election by Donald Trump (who I didn’t even support). As such, they are lashing out at alternative news outlets deemed most effective in countering the smothering and nonsensical pro-Hillary narrative tirelessly propagated by the fake mainstream news media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something you all need to keep in mind. The Corporate media cannot change what they do; lie to the people for profit. Neither do they have the moral integrity to admit what they have done. Hence, we can expect a hard and dirty fight in the coming months. Take a lesson from "Pizzagate." The Corporate Media, Hillary campaign, and intelligence agencies will all try to plant false stories in the Independent Media to discredit us in the eyes of the public. BE VIGILANT. Even more than that, be PROFESSIONAL!

Nov 26 10:03

BREAKING: Army Corps Announces Eviction of Water Protectors, Corps-Managed Land to Be Emptied

In a shocking development that can’t possibly end well, the Army Corps of Engineers will be evicting everyone from Corps-managed land north of the Cannonball River on December 5 — just one day after a delegation of veterans plans to arrive to defend Standing Rock Sioux water protectors and their supporters opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Nov 26 10:01

WikiLeaks’ ‘Yemen Files’ Reveal Scope of US Involvement in Yemen War

WikiLeaks has released a new collection of 500 internal documents today from the US Embassy in Sanaa, the latest in a long series of leaks the group has obtained over the years. The documents detail US involvement in Yemen in the lead up to and during the Saudi invasion.

Dubbed the “Yemen Files,” it covers emails from 2009-2015, covering Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s terms. The files include considerable details of US arming and training of Yemeni military forces in the build up to the Saudi invasion.

Of course, the US also backed Saudi Arabia in their invasion, leading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to note that most of the bombs that have fallen on Yemen over the course of the war were American made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US militarily-enabled Saudi military has bombed schools, hospitals, and open air markets.

They have murdered children.Images of Yemeni children killed or maimed for life from Saudi air strikes
and many of those left standing are starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen.Images of dead and starving children, courtesy of Saudi military bombing and blockade

The US and UK, through their selling of bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia for this assault on Yemen, coupled with the US military "providing guidance" for Saudi air strikes, makes the US, and the UK, complicit is Saudi war crimes against the people of Yemen.

This serial genocide of the Yemeni people began, 19 months ago, for them having had the temerity to overthrow their sitting President, Al-Hadi. And does anyone else remember how many names were actually on the ballot when al-Hadi was elected?!? Only one; his.

Yemen holds presidential election with one candidate

It was an experiment doomed to ultimate failure.

What the Trump administration needs to do, just as soon as it has practically assumed power, is to very publicly announce that it will no longer support this immoral and illegal war against the Yemeni people, but will only support an immediate cease-fire from all sides, and a peaceful dialogue between the Houthi rebels and the Al-Hadi loyalists so that they can work out a positive future for this country.

The Saudi blockade of Yemeni harbors needs to cease immediately, so that food, and medical aid can be brought in quickly, to prevent more famine, and resulting deaths.

I don't know how the rest of our readers feel about this, but I am not particularly happy about being a citizen of a country which enables and abets war crimes, and I am pretty sure that a good number of my English cousins in the UK feel precisely the same way about the UK government also being complicit in these war crimes in Yemen.

Nov 26 09:43

Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump

A great uproar goes forth from the enemies of the Trump Beast, with much gnashing of hair and pulling of teeth. He will be a terrible President, they say, and they may well be right. There are ominous signs, particularly as regards foreign policy, and he seems radically incoherent and contradictory. Interestingly, his critics have no slight idea why he won. The reason is obvious: He won because everybody was campaigning for him, in particular the media, Hillary, Black Lives Matter, Obama, Democrats, and far leftists. Everybody worked for Trump. He couldn’t lose.

Nov 26 09:43

Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton "Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools"

The desperate flailing of a mainstream-media struggling through the five stages of grief continues as no lesser unbiased foundation of the fourth estate than The Washington Post pushes ahead with its “fake news, blame the Russians” narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably.

Citing “two teams of independent researchers” (who surely have a substantial libel litigation provision) who found “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery… echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal,” the Jeff Bezos-owned website names Drudge, Zero Hedge, and The Ron Paul Institute and countless other outlets among the “useful idiots” that true American patriots should be wary of.

“The way that this propaganda apparatus supported Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy,”said the executive director of PropOrNot, who spoke on the condition of anonymity with the Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I made the team! I need a participation trophy! :)

Nov 26 09:30

Italian lawmakers vote through Brussels-baiting budget

Italian deputies on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a draft 2017 budget that the European Commission has warned will breach EU rules on the management of public finances.

Nov 26 09:27

Juncker warned to BACK OFF as banking experts accuse EU of politicising financial surveill

Top banking experts in the European Union have accused Jean Claude Juncker’s department of overstepping while calling for an independent body to take over.

European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said this week he is not the only one who believes change is necessary.

He said: "I do not believe that a Commission which interprets its mandate as politically as the current one is best suited to ensure budget surveillance in Europe.

Nov 26 09:18

Feds Plan To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

The federal government on Friday revealed plans to shut the largest camp in North Dakota where protesters have gathered for months in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to a Native American tribe leading the opposition against the pipeline that it will close the area on Dec. 5, after a series of clashes between law enforcement and protesters.

“This decision is necessary to protect the general public from the violent confrontations between protestors and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area, and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions,” Col. John Henderson said in a letter to tribal chairman Dave Archambault. “The necessary emergency, medical, and fire response services, law enforcement, or sustainable facilities to protect people from these conditions on this property cannot be provided.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The date for this shut-down is one week from this Monday.

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that the Standing Souix, and the other people who have come to protest both encroachment on these ancient Indian lands, ceded to them by treaty, and the very real, potential environmental damage to water resources, will not back down, but force the Federal Government's hand here.

And I would politely like to point out to Col. John Henderson, that there is no such thing as a "free speech zone"; this is a false construct, created by the Federal Government, to absolutely suppress free speech, which is guaranteed to all Americans by the first Amendment to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights.

Such an alleged "free speech zone" falsely gives protesters the illusion that such a thing as free speech still exists in this country when it does not, particularly when gets in the way of corporate profits, as it is doing here.

Nov 26 09:17

Neocons Nobble EU Over Anti-Russian Media Stance

A recent resolution passed by the European Parliament places Russia and Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in the same category when it comes to the threat they pose to the West, alleging that the news carried by Russian media organizations, RT and Sputnik, is propaganda and therefore illegitimate.

It is hard to quantify the moral bankruptcy behind this resolution, which brings the EU and its parliament into disrepute. This is a parliament, it is worth bearing in mind, which is made up of representatives of governments that have either played a part in destabilizing the Middle East or lifted not one finger to try and alleviate the suffering of the millions impacted by the consequences of this destabilization.

Nov 26 09:14

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 14)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 14)
Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 14)

Nov 26 09:00

WELLS FARGO SAYS THAT ITS CUSTOMERS GAVE UP RIGHT TO SUE BY HAVING THEIR SIGNATURES FORGED

Even though disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has left the building, his most outrageous legal theories live on: on Wednesday, the company filed a motion in a federal court in Utah seeking dismissal of a class action suit by the customers it defrauded -- the bank argues that since customers sign a binding arbitration "agreement" when they open new accounts, that the customers whose signatures were forged on fraudulent new accounts should be subject to this agreement and denied a day in court.

This is the same argument that Stumpf made during his disastrous performance in front of a blazing Elizabeth Warren -- that Wells's poor customers should be subjected to agreements they never made, because Wells stole their identities and "agreed" on their behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT THE HELL?!?

WELLS FARGO CUSTOMERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BOUND BY AGREEMENTS THEY THEMSELVES NEVER SIGNED?!?

This is truly tortured logic on drugs, and I sincerely hope the judge in this case throws the Wells Fargo argument out on its ear!!

Nov 26 09:00

Pizzagate - ATTACK on FREE SPEECH? How Soros Can Silence You (as 'Fake News')!

Nov 25 19:05

Using fake news against opposing views

What worries me the most about fake news, isn’t that it’s fake, it’s that it’s being used by the left to try to silence opposing views.

Nov 25 15:33

Stein Files Official WI Election Petition – Recount Expected To Start Next Week

The Wisconsin Elections Commission announces Jill Stein has officially filed and expects to begin the election vote recount next week.

Nov 25 13:03

Anti-Trump Rioters calling for a Race War

Anti-Trump rioters are calling for a race war as the media pushes the false narrative Trump is collaborating with white supremacists to start a holocaust.

Nov 25 12:26

Trump appoints Fox News analyst as deputy NatSec adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Fox News analyst KT McFarland to serve as deputy national security advisor to General Michael Flynn. Campaign finance lawyer Donald McGhan was reportedly chosen as White House counsel.

She was on Henry Kissinger’s national security staff during the Nixon administration, and worked for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger from 1982 to 1985, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the board of the Jamestown Foundation, a think-tank focused on China, Russia, Eurasia, and global terrorism.

Not too friendly towards Russia.
https://jamestown.org/programs/edm/

Nov 25 11:36

Breaking: SOROS BOT Funding Stein Recount At Steady Rate $160k Per Hour

An investigative journalist reports donations to Jill Stein’s recount campaign are being made programmatically at a steady rate of $160,000 per hour

Nov 25 11:28

NoDAPL Protestor Faces Possible Loss Of Her Arm After Police Attack

A 21 year old from New York, who was attempting to exit the bridge when police fired multiple rounds of rubber bullets and threw two grenades, one of which exploded directly on her arm.

Nov 25 10:09

Crimes against Humanity: Ninety Percent of Gaza Has No Clean Drinking Water

Ninety percent of Gaza has no safe drinking water and by 2020, none of the water in the blockaded enclave will be usable if nothing is done, the World Bank said this week.

This was not always the case. As recently as the late 1990s, tap water in Gaza was safe to drink, World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist Adnan Ghosheh said in his statement on the World Bank website this week. But since then, so much water has been pumped from the natural aquifer underneath Gaza that seawater has seeped in, spoiling the water and making it too salty for drinking.

Gaza’s nearly 2 million residents, therefore, rely on about 150 water truck operators selling desalinated filtered drinking water. However, “It’s more expensive and not an improved source of water, according to our definitions of water clean enough to drink,” Ghosheh said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Access to clean water is a basic human right; withholding or denying it, is tantamount to a war crime, courtesy of the Israelis, against the Palestinians.

Nov 25 09:58

China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports

All residents in China's largely Muslim region of Xinjiang must hand in their passports to local police stations for "examination and management", according to Global Times, a state-funded newspaper .

"Anyone who needs the passport must apply to the police station," an anonymous police officer in Aksu prefecture told the paper on Thursday, adding that the policy had been implemented throughout Xinjiang.

The Global Times article followed numerous reports of tightened passport controls in cities across the region.

In June, local state-run media reported that the mostly Kazakh residents of a Xinjiang border district had to give police DNA samples, fingerprints, voiceprints and a "three-dimensional image" in order to apply for certain travel documents, including passports.

A Xinjiang official told the Global Times that the new tightening of policy was intended to maintain social order in the region.

Nov 25 09:23

US Soldier Killed in North Syria IED

The small, if not always totally certain number of US ground troops in Syria has meant they’ve mostly remained off the front lines, embedded with the Kurdish YPG. The first death among US soldiers in the country was reported today near Kurdish-held Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa.

The soldier was wounded in an IED blast near Ayn Issa, and did not survive. Centcom confirmed the incident but did not offer any particular details on what the soldier was doing at the time. Kurdish forces are advancing southward from Ayn Issa toward Raqqa, however.

While the first US military death in Syria, it’s also the second death in as many months in anti-ISIS offensives, with another soldier killed near northern Iraq’s city of Mosul. In similar fashion, that soldier was killed in a roadside bomb while embedded with Kurdish troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the hell is the US government doing, sending ground troops into Syria?!?

It is a blatant violation of Syrian national sovereignty, not to mention that the duly elected Al-Assad government has not invited the US government for help to get rid of the jihadists, battling his regime.

And of course, the reality that the US government has trained and funded many of these jihadists (the "moderate" guys, right?!?) is not helping the situation.

I have to wonder if our troops are in Syria to assassinate the heads of those units the US supported and trained, in order to regime-change Damascus, before they can blab to the world about who they really work for?!?

Nov 25 09:16

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

Nov 25 09:04

Revealed: The 48 organisations that can see your entire online browsing history, even if you delete it

The police, NHS and the tax man will now be able to hack into your phones and check your browsing history after the Snoopers' Charter was passed by Parliament last week.

The bill, officially called the Investigatory Powers Bill, forces electronic data to be stored by internet providers for 12 months, which can be subsequently collected by law enforcement.

Now a blogger has created a list of all the people who will be able to request to view your internet history if the bill passes Royal Assent to become law.

Nov 25 07:59

Kellogg ‘Breakfast Council’ was made up of paid experts

On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished-sounding “Breakfast Council” of “independent experts” who helped guide its nutritional efforts.

Nowhere did it say this: The maker of Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes paid the experts and fed them talking points, according to a copy of a contract and emails obtained by The Associated Press.

The company paid the experts an average of $13,000 a year, prohibited them from offering media services for products “competitive or negative to cereal” and required them to engage in “nutrition influencer outreach” on social media or with colleagues, and report back on their efforts.

For Kellogg, the breakfast council — in existence between 2011 and this year — deftly blurred the lines between cereal promotion and impartial nutrition guidance. The company used the council to teach a continuing education class for dietitians, publish an academic paper on breakfast and try to influence the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The other thing that Kellogg's Breakfast Council is not telling is the following:

Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Found in Popular American Foods

A number of Kellogg's products are named in this study; please do read this before you buy any more processed cereals for yourselves and your families.

Nov 24 13:48

LAPD Begs Illegals To Report "Hate Crimes" Without Fear Of Deportation In Wake Of Trump Election

Los Angeles Prosecutor & Police Shout "LAPD's Job IS NOT Deportation," PLEASE Report Hate Crimes In Wake Of Presidential Election- We Will Prosecute For "Verbal Abuse!" - "You don't have to be hit for it to be hate!" read their graphic in both English and Spanish, followed by a litany of thought crimes which evil racist people can assault them with, noting repeatedly that such hate crimes have skyrocketed since the presidential election.
City Attorney Mike Feuer, along with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other officials held a somber press conference the day before Thanksgiving just to address this issue. They invoked the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) report, claiming that there have been over 400 hate crimes reported since the election.

Nov 24 10:13

Bahrain’s Rajab hospitalized due to heart condition

Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been taken to hospital from prison due to heart problems after being held in solitary confinement for three months.

In a post on his Twitter account, his son, Adam, said that his father was transferred for the third time to a police hospital after suffering from chest pain.

The 52-year-old president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been repeatedly detained for organizing pro-democracy demonstrations and publishing Twitter posts deemed “insulting” to the Bahraini authorities.

He was pardoned for health reasons last year, but was re-arrested on June 13 following an intensive search of his house in the northwest of the country. Reports suggest he has been subjected to harassment in jail.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom on February 14, 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely suggest to the Al-Khalifa monarchy and the tyrannical regime in Manama not to make a martyr out of this guy.

His death at your hands could create a populist tsunami which even additional Saudi troops would be unable to put down.

Oh, and just a side note to the Al-Khalifa monarchy; the concept of "divine right" has just sort of disappeared, as a leadership model, along with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass!!!

Nov 24 09:55

Potential Trump Education Chief Pick Betsy DeVos is Pro-Common Core, Family Donated to Clinton Foundation

Trump is going down fast!

Citing many of the reported potential candidates’ associations with ardent Common Core supporter Jeb Bush, Tuttle and Robbins note:

DeVos has served on [Jeb Bush’s] foundation’s board of directors. Among these “experts” from Jebworld are alumni of Bush’s Chiefs for Change (Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett) and former members of Bush’s gubernatorial education team (Hanna Skandera). All of these candidates predictably support progressive education in general and Common Core in particular. Indeed, Bennett was booted out of his position as Indiana State School Superintendent for that very reason. Why would Trump even consider someone coming out of the environment on which he heaped such scorn during the campaign?

West Michigan Politics reported that, like Donald Trump himself, the DeVos family has donated to the Clinton Foundation:

According to a WMP analysis of Clinton Foundation records, the DeVos family donated between $60,000-$130,000.

Nov 24 09:36

Obama Administration Pressures European Leaders to Accuse Moscow of “Russian Aggression” against the EU

Sanctions were imposed and renewed. EU leaders and European parliamentarians said they’ll remain in place as long as (nonexistent) “Russian aggression” continues, and the overwhelming will of Crimeans to rejoin the Russian Federation is reversed.

The European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission share EU legislative functions separate from individual member states’ right of initiative power to propose and enact new laws for their respective countries.

In October, the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee endorsed a document titled “EU Strategic Communication to Counteract Propaganda Against It by Third Parties.”

Without supporting evidence, it accused Moscow of spreading “disinformation and propaganda seeking to maintain or increase (its) influence to weaken and split the EU.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the European Parliament goes along with this move, it will have signalled to the rest of the world that it has, collectively, lost its reality license.

I read, and frequently link to, the English language versions of rt.com; sputinknews; and tass, because many times, one gets a sense of what the US government is up to that is not reported in the major US presstitute outlets, or reported far later than things actually happen.

Reading the foreign press in English is something I encourage everyone out there to do, including: presstv.com (an Iranian news outlet in English); english.farsnews.com (another Iranian outlet in English); and globalresearch.ca (a news outlet out of Canada).

Nov 24 09:22

Democrats Seek to Block Trump's Presidency in US Electoral College Vote

The electors are set to vote for president and vice president on December 19. According to early November's election results, Trump secured the necessary 270 electoral votes and is expected to get the backing of 290 Republican electors. Hillary Clinton is expected to receive 228.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This effort is quixotic in the extreme, because of the number of electors whou would have to be "turned"/threatened/bribed to change their vote, but at the end of the day, it is about attempting to delegitimize Trump and his election, before he even takes the Oath of Office, and deep-six the Electoral college.

Nov 24 09:03

End the war in Yemen, Mr. Trump

If Trump does want to bring some positive change to U.S. foreign policy, he should seek to end the war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would not extend a 48-hour cease-fire in its war there. The war doesn't make many headlines in the United States, even though the U.S. is directly involved in helping the Saudi military fire at targets in Yemen and blockade that country.

The humanitarian effect of the war has been disastrous. Over three million Yemeni people have been displaced from their homes. Another 14 million are threatened with what the U.N. calls "food insecurity," because blockading efforts and the war itself have a devastating effect on the import-dependent food supply of the nation.

But the United States does not have to continue exacerbating the situation. It's an immoral and unjust war on a population that does not threaten the United States.

Nov 24 08:58

Committee Announces 500 New Settlement Units in East Jerusalem

The first such announcement since the US presidential election, the planning committee in Jerusalem has announced plans to construct another 500 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. The units are to be built in the northern settlement of Ramat Shlomo.

Members of Israel’s far-right government have suggested that Donald Trump’s election in the US could allow massive increases in settlement construction, on the grounds that Trump has promised to be the most pro-Israel president ever.

Palestinian MP Mustafa Barghouti warned the latest expansion in East Jerusalem is a “very dangerous step,” and urged President-elect Trump to warn Israel away from such moves in the future. So far there has been no new comment from either Trump or Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice the timing of the announcement; right on Thanksgiving Eve, whemn the Isralie government thought Americans would not be paying attention.

But we at WRH are, thank you very much!!

Nov 23 23:29

The Quacking of Ducks

Here’s the trouble.

Most people can’t read… and so, can’t think.

Not quite literally, perhaps. But, meaningfully. They have been taught – very deliberately – to be sloppy and fluid with words. A given word has a vague, constantly shifting meaning – that meaning transmitted and accepted by a kind of semi-conscious collective osmosis. You “get the drift” – and the word is henceforth used accordingly. It is not necessary to formally announce the new meaning. It just sort of happens.

Examples include liberal and fascist.

Nov 23 17:28

Historians Warn of Trump Death Squads, Mass Killings and Ghetto Intermittent Camps

Liberals contemplate launching a preemptive civil war as historians warn a holocaust us inevitable if Trump is allowed to take power.

Their warning is dire: America will soon face a Holocaust complete with mass killings committed by paramilitary death squads, ghetto interment camps and a raging world war which will all be justified by flag terrorist attack and false accusations of a military coup if Trump is not prevented from taking power.

Historians are sounding the alarm that Trump must be prevented from taking power because once he does it will be too late.

At the same time the corporate media continues to flame conspiracy theories that Donald Trump and those in his inner circle are racist fascists supported by a massive base of white racist sexist males.

Nov 23 16:05

German Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, again sentenced to prison

Ursula Haverbeck, a well-known historical revisionist, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for Holocaust denial by a German court.

Haverbeck, 88, was convicted by a court in Verden on the basis of numerous articles she had published in the local newspaper Stimme des Reiches, or “Voice of the Reich,” in which she denied that the Holocaust occurred. Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany.

Nov 23 13:52

The Fake Epidemic of Fake News

The outrage over fake news is based on fake news about fake news.

Nov 23 13:32

Mandan Sherrifs Threaten To Arrest Water Protectors. Are They Above The Law?


Two LEOs noticed a "Water is Life" shirt being worn by one of two pipeline protesters? in a Mandan, ND, restaurant. The LEOs then asked the two to come over to their table, whereupon they engaged them in a brief conversation. Then, abruptly, the LEOs ordered the two peaceful protesters to leave the restaurant immediately, threatening to arrest them for disorderly conduct if they refused to leave the premises.

Nov 23 12:25

DICTATOR ALERT - Fake News May Not Be Protected Speech

In the free marketplace of ideas, true ideas are supposed to compete with false ones until the truth wins -- at least according to a leading rationale for free speech. But what if the rise of fake news shows that, under current conditions, truth may not defeat falsehood in the market? That would start to make free speech look a whole lot less appealing.

Nov 23 10:53

Fact Check: Trump Never Said He Will Not Investigate Hillary Clinton - NY Times Lied & MSM Echoed it

Audio Transcripts reveal the New York Times Lied, Donald Trump said he is not taking Hillary Clinton email and foundation investigations off the table.

Claim: Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton for crimes involving the Benghazi emails and foundation scandals.

Citing The New York Times reporting on their exclusive interview with Donald Trump, the corporate media widely reported yesterday that Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton regarding her email and foundation scandals.

Further perpetuating the false reports, Trump transitions team members defended Trump's position not knowing Trump never stated he was dropping the investigations.

Nov 23 09:34

Beware Of Trump Tolls: Pundits Praise Trump's $1 Trillion Dollar 'Public-Private Partnership' Infrastrcture Repair Plan; Involves Tolls, User-Fees On America's Highways

Many people are discussing how Trump's infrastructure plan will take shape and most importantly, how it will be paid for. Two Trump advisors released a detailed plan last month. Libertarian pundits are praising the public-private partnership plan's use of new tolls and added user fees across the country. But they also note that the fuel tax, which is supposed to be used to repair infrastructure, will not be repealed, since that would be too 'radical.' So essentially drivers are going to be charged and taxed out the ass to drive on roads which we have already paid for and which the fuel tax is supposed to be allotted for. As a small business owner in the transportation industry, I highly oppose such a plan. It would be a giant tax increase, disastrous to the very working man and small business owners who Trump appealed to during his campaign. Do not fall for Fascistic model of big corporations and government in cahoots. NO 'TRUMP TOLLS!'

Nov 23 09:09

Merkel Declares War On "Fake News" As Europe Brands Russia's RT, Sputnik "Dangerous Propaganda"

Picking up the torch on the most hotly debated topic by the humiliated US mainstream media, namely the spread of so-called "fake news" (not to be confused with Brian Williams lying for years on prime time TV, and which until recently was branded far simply as "conspiracy theory"), German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday against the power of fake news on social media to roil the establishment and to spur the rise of populists, after launching her campaign for a fourth term.

Speaking in parliament for the first time since her announcement Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, Merkel cautioned that public opinion was being "manipulated" on the internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And that is OUR job, dammit!"

Nov 23 08:29

Berating The POTUS / 'THEN' and now

FLASHBACK 3/14/2003: Dixie Chicks pulled from air after bashing Bush

CNN- DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) -- There are a lot worse things in country music than your wife leaving you or your dog dying. There's stations not playing your music because you done gone and said some things against the president.

Music superstars the Dixie Chicks are finding out that criticizing President Bush's plans for war in Iraq can cost you air play, big time.

Country stations across the United States have pulled the Chicks from playlists following reports that lead singer Natalie Maines said in a concert in London earlier this week that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

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(*No Tag For DOUBLE STANDARDS )

Nov 23 01:57

The War on Cash Escalates… With disastrous results for non-bankers…

In the last year several countries have, as a part of the War on Cash, begun removing larger banknotes from circulation in order to force people to perform all economic transactions through the banking system, ensuring that the banks would gain total control over the movement of money. Of course, the banks could not admit their true goal to the public. They instead used the governments to claim that the measure was being undertaken to restrict crime (money laundering, drug deals, black marketing, terrorism, etc.).

Nov 23 01:48

When It Comes to Fake News (The US government is the champion)

The powers-that-be don’t want us skeptical of the government’s message or its corporate accomplices in the mainstream media. They don’t want us to be more discerning when it comes to what information we digest online. They just want us to be leery of independent or alternative news sources while trusting them—and their corporate colleagues—to vet the news for us.

Nov 23 01:39

College Snowflakes and Their Enablers

If one needed more evidence of the steep decay in academia, Donald Trump’s victory provided it. Let’s begin by examining the responses to his win, not only among our wet-behind-the-ears college students, many of whom act like kindergarteners but also among college professors and administrators. These college snowflakes and their professors see themselves as our betters and morally superior to ordinary people. George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them.”

Nov 22 10:03

China says would consider Turkish membership of security bloc

China said on Monday it was willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his country could join.

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001 to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Turkey was already a "dialogue partner" of the regional bloc and had for a long time closely cooperated with it.

China attached great importance to Turkey's wish to strengthen that cooperation, he told a news briefing.

"We are willing, together with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and in accordance with the rules of its legal documents, to seriously study it on the basis of consensus consultation," Geng added, without elaborating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deftly played,Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang!

With the coming breakup of Europe, post-Brexit, the SCO has to be looking pretty attractive to other countries, including Turkey, right now!!

Nov 22 09:57

Rohingya villages 'destroyed' in Myanmar, images show

More than 1,200 homes have been razed in villages inhabited by Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority in the past six weeks, Human Rights Watch says.
The group has released a batch of new satellite images that it says show 820 structures were destroyed between 10-18 November.
The military is conducting security operations in Rakhine but the government denies it is razing homes.

The Rohingya are one of the world's most persecuted minority groups.
The BBC cannot independently verify the extent of destruction in Rohingya villages as the government has blocked international journalists from visiting the area, from where tens of thousands of people have fled.
But a BBC correspondent on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has spoken with fleeing Rohingya families who described what was happening in northern Rakhine as "hell on earth".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last statement is complete, Grade-A bovine excrement.

With all the other persecutions of the Rohingya going on at the hands of the Myanmar government, the torching of their homes, apparently, has become the government's "new normal".

And if you claim that no atrocities are being visited on these people, why do you forbid reporters from going where they (formerly) lived?!?

What is happening to the Rohingya is nothing short of ethnic cleansing, and serial genocide against them.

and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councellor of Myanmar, and recipient of the Rafto Prize; Sakharov Prize; Nobel Peace Prize; Jawaharlal Nehru Award; Order of Australia; US Congressional Gold Medal; and Presidential Medal of Freedom: your devastating silence on this issue brands you a hypocrite of the highest magnitude.

SHAME ON YOU FOR SAYING NOTHING, AND ALLOWING THESE ATROCITIES TO CONTINUE!!

As reported on the 17th of this month at cnn.com:

Women wail in the background as the camera pans across the scene. "Oh brothers, look at this, look," the narrator says, as he films the remnants of a burned house, bodies clearly visible sticking out of the mud and ash. The disturbing video is one of a handful that have emerged from northern Rakhine State, in Myanmar, where human rights groups warn of widespread human rights abuses. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in multiple villages amid an ongoing crackdown by the Burmese military following violence last month, according to Human Rights Watch. Burmese authorities claim the fires were set by local militant groups, and have disputed HRW's account. Authorities in neighboring Bangladesh said dozens of people have attempted to flee across the border in recent days.

I frankly doubt like hell the Human Rights Watch has got this wrong, because it rarely does.

Nov 22 09:39

America’s Spiral Into Permanent War Seems More Foolish Than Ever

Danner – an award winning journalist, professor, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations who has covered war and revolutions on three continents – begins Spiral with the aftermath of a 2003 ambush of U.S. troops outside of Fallujah, Iraq.

The insurgents had set off a roadside bomb, killing a paratrooper and wounding several others. “The Americans promptly dismounted and with their M-16s and M-4s began pouring lead into everything they could see,” including a passing truck, he writes. “By week’s end scores of family and close friends of those killed would join the insurgents, for honor demanded they kill Americans to wipe away family shame.”

The incident encapsulates the fundamental contradiction at the heart of George W. Bush’s – and with variations, Barack Obama’s – “war on terror”: The means used to fight it is the most effective recruiting device that organizations like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Shabab, and the Islamic State have.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US foreign policy seems to be engineered to keep these wars of conquest going perpetually; I do not think that this is by accident.

Nov 22 09:38

This Pizzeria Is Not a Child-Trafficking Site

When Mr. Alefantis discovered that his employees were getting similar abusive messages, he looked online to unravel the accusations. He found dozens of made-up articles about Mrs. Clinton kidnapping, molesting and trafficking children in the restaurant’s back rooms. The articles appeared on Facebook and on websites such as The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, with one headline blaring: “Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite.”

None of it was true. While Mr. Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims. He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you this was a "Poison the well" setup. The corporate media are going to use this created myth to tarnish the Independent media, even though most responsible Independent media refused to touch it. This would be the equivalent of claiming that The Midnight Sun represents what all newspapers are like, but the Corporate Media are desperate. They can't actually find fake news out here, so they make it up and plant it on us, like they did the "no plane at the Pentagon" nonsense!

Nov 22 09:30

Tensions Mount in Northern Iraq, PM Insists Kurds Must Give Seized Territory Back

Since early in the ISIS war, there has been a suspicion that its resolution within Iraq is just going to lead into yet another war, this time between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The tensions between those sides are already rising even as the fighting over ISIS’ largest city rages.

Iraq has never been entirely comfortable with autonomous, oil-rich Kurdistan, and the KRG leadership has made public their secessionist ambitions, with their leaders saying that outright independence will be discussed as soon as the ISIS fight is over. Yet the biggest source of tension right now is territory.

On paper, KRG territory consists of an area in northern and northeastern Iraq. Yet during the ISIS war, when Iraqi troops were in full retreat, the Kurdish Peshmerga entered the oil rich city of Kirkuk, and declared it part of KRG territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was this, one has to wonder, the "quid pro quo" of the American government for the Peshmerga's help in fighting ISIS; that in return, they could seize Iraqi territory, and the US government would turn a blind eye to this?!?

It appears that the balkanization of Iraq may well have begun, with this Kurdish move.

As long as the US government controls to whom the oil is sold, and in what denomination, the Kurds most probably have nothing to fear.

Nov 22 09:15

Trump Tells Japan PM A Really Funny Joke: "You'll Love This One."

"A pirate walks into a bar," said the President-elect cheerily to Shinzo Abe during his historic recent visit to Palace Trump....

Nov 22 09:13

WHEN IT COMES TO FAKE NEWS, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST CULPRIT

“We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg
Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy materialpeddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "The Matrix" for real, folks!!!!

Nov 22 09:08

MEDICS DESCRIBE HOW POLICE SPRAYED STANDING ROCK DEMONSTRATORS WITH TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS

As police unleashed streams of icy water Sunday night against Dakota Access pipeline demonstrators, Linda Black Elk, a member of the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, was helping care for injured demonstrators. The council estimated that 300 people were treated for injuries, including 26 who were taken to area hospitals.
“What it was like was people walking through the dark of a winter North Dakota night, some of them so cold, and sprayed with water for so long, that their clothes were frozen to their body and crunching as they walked. So you could hear this crunching sound and this pop-pop-pop, and people yelling [to the police], ‘We’ll pray for you! We love you!” Black Elk said, describing the scene as police sprayed protesters with water and fired tear gas and rubber bullets during the more than six-hour standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the video here:

Police used fire hoses on Dakota Access Protestors in Freezing Weather, it appears that what were described as water cannons were, in fact, fire hoses.

However, that being said, the heavy torrent of water coming down from a fire house can easily knock a person over, when it is sprayed directly at them.

The way in which the police sprayed the protesters seemed to be done to attempt to induce hypothermia in as many protesters as possible; it was NOT about "... keeping everybody safe."

Nov 22 08:42

WATER PROTECTOR IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER DAPL POLICE GRENADE BLEW APART HER ARM

Sunday night’s no-holds-barred offensive by police from multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Highway 1806’s Backwater Bridge — in which at least 167 suffered injuries — sent two elders into cardiac arrest, left a 13-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet to the head, and now, one woman will almost certainly lose her arm.

Sophia Walinsky stood among the crowd of around 400 water protectors as the police launched an all-out assault, firing ‘nonlethal’ projectiles, tear gas, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and concussion grenades — one of which reportedly exploded on her left arm, tearing through flesh and exposing bone, and leaving her facing possible amputation.

She is reportedly being cared for in a hospital in Minnesota, and at the time this article was published, the fate of her arm was still unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Morton County Sheriff's Office and Governor Dalrymple: if this is an example of how you, collectively, interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", there should be both a snap election, and a mass firing of everyone involved in these incidents.

It appears that the Morton County Sheriff's office is collectively, thoroughly, and cluelessly pig-ignorant on the concept of "de-escalation".

I can assure you that creating martyrs here is only going to make these protests grow exponentially.

If that is what you desire to accomplish, then by all means, continue with these behaviours.

And President-Elect Trump, you have some phone calls to make; and these would to the Tribal Elders of the Rock Sioux; the government, and this sheriff's department. Some real leadership is needed here, sir, and I would like to hope that you will provide it.

Nov 22 08:23

1-minute video: Trump starts ‘fake news’ by refusing executive enforcement of Clinton felonies to operate & hide rogue State Dept., loot & launder $2 billion through Clinton Foundation

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: ZeroHedge:

1-minute from Morning Joe:

A US President’s sworn duty is to enforce US federal law. US President-elect Trump, acting upon apparent ongoing threat to his life, initiated his status as Puppet in Chief and teleprompter reader in Orwellian rejection to uphold the law against Hillary Clinton’s operation of secret rogue State Department as Secretary from 2009 to 2013 connected to looting ~$2 billion in “donations” to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for US government tax-paid contracts. This includes rejection to prosecute Clinton and the DNC for stealing the primary election from Bernie Sanders.

It is “fake news” to call Trump’s action anything other than the Orwellian opposite of law enforcement.

Up to ‘We the People’ to ‘Make America Great Again’ by demanding arrests of .01% rogue state criminals

We the People's choice is to either:

Nov 22 07:25

‘Fake news’? CIA Director admitted to US Senate ~400 agents dictate fake news to manipulate Americans for rogue state empire, easily documented as ongoing ‘corporate media.’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

FisherOfMen’s revealing 14-minute video, beginning with CIA Director Colby’s testimony to the US Senate for the 1975 Church Committee admitting the CIA directs corporate media how to lie to the American public:

As We the People journey closer to the core of what and who the .01% are within an easily-documented rogue state US empire, one component exposed is criminally-complicit corporate media for propaganda. The 2016 "jump the shark" election ‘coverage’ (and here) had many Americans jolted awake, with follow-up attack that alternative media documenting lying corporate media is “fake news.”

We the People's choice is to either:

Demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, bankster looting in the tens of trillions, and constant lying, OR

Nov 22 07:01

John F. Kennedy's Secret Society Speech Shortly Before His Death

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarrented concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating it's arbitrary actions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."

Nov 21 15:49

Not a Flashback: Fukushima 2.0! 10+ FT Tsunami After Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima

  • NHK: First 3 Foot Tsunami Hists Port of Soma
  • Officials: Evacuate, Warn 2nd and 3rd waves will be higher.
  • NHK Tsunami reports coming in all over Japan.
  • TEPCO: Water circulation as FUKUSHIMA Cooling pools has stopped - NO "IMMEDIATE" Danger - DEJA VU that's what they said last time.

Live Stream Web Cast:

Nov 21 15:28

GOOGLE IS FUNDING A "MINISTRY OF TRUTH" WITH CORPORATE MEDIA OUTLETS KNOWN FOR DEADLY DECEPTION

While establishment Democrats trumpet all sorts of excuses for Hillary’s loss, few are willing to admit that she represented the alliance of bureaucratic corruption and corporate greed people are sick of.

There is no solace in the prospect of Donald Trump using big government to carry out his “law and order” pledge – ramping up domestic surveillance, increasing the militarization of police, undoing modest efforts at reducing prison populations, and possibly even cracking down on legal cannabis.

Back to Clinton, the most insidious excuse being pushed by the establishment Left (consisting of party leaders and much of the mainstream media) is the so-called “fake news” trope.

No one denies that publishing articles about made-up events, and presenting that as real news, is a terrible thing, which unfortunately gets “shared” without people taking the responsibility of verifying information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple; you just can no longer believe ANYTHING the presstitutes say, period, end of discussion!!

Nov 21 13:11

Think Tank Urges EU to Force Officials to Report About Sputnik, RT Appearances

The report, published by the UK think tank Henry Jackson Society, urged European parliaments to introduce new legislation, which would force politicians to report about their appearances in Russian media, as well as in Sputnik news agency and radio and the RT broadcaster.

The official launch of the report, written by Andrew Foxall, the director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, will be held on Wednesday in the UK House of Commons.

Alleged Ties of UK Right-Wing With Sputnik, RT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really?!?

So, according to Andrew Foxhall, freedom of speech should only permitted ...when it is both convenient, and not from a Russian news outlet.

The nasty, name-calling, ad-hominem attacks against the people in the RT office in Edinburgh knows no bounds, apparently.

As reported at "toinformistoinfluence.com:

Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross are fronting Sputnik news agency Critics claim Russian outlet is a ‘propaganda machine’ for the Kremlin Broadcaster allegedly running controversial stories to ‘destabilise UK’. These are the glamorous women fronting a new Russian news agency in Britain that experts say is tasked with spreading conspiracy theories. Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross work for Sputnik, which critics claim is a propaganda machine set up by the Kremlin to destabilise the UK. Among the controversial stories the service generated was the suggestion that the murder of MP Jo Cox was linked to EU remain supporters.

I would like to suggest to the authors of this piece of codswallop that just because a question is controversial does not make it wrong.

As reported at telegraph.co.uk, regarding Thomas Mair, the man who assassinated Cox:

The man accused of murdering Jo Cox sought help for his mental health problems the night before she was killed - but was told to make an appointment and come back the next day. The disclosure comes as it emerged that Thomas Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US, which explained how to construct a home-made gun and munitions. There were also reports that police had found ‘Nazi regalia’ at his home. Mr Mair, 52, visited an alternative therapy centre in Birstall on Wednesday evening, the night before Mrs Cox was killed, where he explained he wanted treatment for depression. The owner of the Birstall Wellbeing Centre told Mr Mair to return the next day for an appointment but he never went back. The claims that Mr Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US was uncovered by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organisation in the US. It said Mr Mair made the purchases between 1999 and 2003. Receipts for items also included Ich Kämpfe, an illustrated handbook issued to members of the Nazi party in 1942. In total, SPLC said Mr Mair had spent £430 worth of books and manuals from the National Alliance, a white separatist movement which shut down in 2013.

So, the US Southern Poverty Law center knew about this very much mentally unglued guy for some time, looking at the dates of the purchases he made; so why in the hell was he NOT on Scotland Yard's "watch list radar" as someone who could be a potential danger to himself and others?!?!?

Or was he?!?

It is a known fact that he had been treated for psychiatric problems. As reported at dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">In 2010, the alleged gunman had spoken to a local newspaper of how volunteering at a park near his home on the Fieldhouse estate in Birstall had helped improve his mental health. 'I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world,' he told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

And understanding that the UK has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet, and that he himself had had both counseling and medication for his condition, how did this guy get the gun with which he killed PM Jo Cox?!? As reported in guardian.co.uk just one hour ago:

The man accused of killing Labour MP Jo Cox watched a YouTube video of someone loading and firing a sawn-off rifle, the Old Bailey has heard. Thomas Mair watched the 41-second film of an American man shooting the .22 calibre gun on 7 June - nine days before Mrs Cox's murder, jurors heard. The jury was also told that Nazi-related material was found when police raided Mr Mair's home. The 53-year-old denies murdering Mrs Cox, 41, in Birstall, near Leeds. Mr Mair, from Birstall, also denies grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon - a dagger. Earlier in the trial, the jury was shown an image of a sawn-off .22 Weihrauch bolt-action rifle, alleged to have been recovered when Mr Mair was arrested. They were told Mrs Cox's blood was on the barrel.

There was a lot of money, tons of it, riding on a "Remain" vote; and and political assassinations are not unknown in the UK.

Jo Cox was, unfortunately, the perfect poster person to be assassinated for her support of "Remain", to garner British sympathy for voting that way; and Thomas Mair, the perfect, "quiet loner", easily manipulatable patsy, for carrying out the crime.

I have to wonder if he was on some kind of mega-load of SSRI medications right before this happened; who prescribed it; and what kind of medication it was.

The trial has begun, in fact, at Old Bailey in London recently.

I seriously doubt that the Crown prosecution is going to mention anything about any medications he may have been on.

Could the receipts for the neo-Nazi stuff have been faked, as part of a set up, with which to tar his personality as a lone nutter? Just read the comments his family made, after the arrest happened, again from dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">Reginald, who is believed to be from Grenada, and Mary had married when Mair was around 16. The couple lived with Duane and Mair's younger full brother Scott, while Mair stayed with his grandmother. Reginald died in the 1980s. It is not known if Mair's father, named locally as James, is still alive. Speaking from his home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, he added: 'He's never expressed any views about Britain, or politics or racist tendencies. I'm mixed race and I'm his half-brother, we got on well. He never married. The only time I remember him having a girlfriend was as a young man, but a mate stole her off him. He said that put him off [women] for life.' He added: 'It feels like a dream that I want to wake up from. I couldn't believe it when I saw a picture of him on the news in handcuffs.' Mair's brother Scott, 50, said: 'He has a history of mental illness, but he has had help. My brother is not violent and is not all that political. I don't even know who he votes for.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

There are still too many questions here to completely discount MP Cox's death as a potential assassination, ultimately to gain sympathy for the "Remain" campaign; these are, obviously questions a number of uber-Establishment Britons do now want to be asked, nor answered.

Nov 21 11:33

Myanmar’s New “Democratic Dictator”: Aung San Suu Kyi

The Western media is portraying Myanmar’s recent elections as historic. One commentator described Myanmar as an “exuberant nation prepared for a new era of democracy and political freedom.” But one wonders what sort of democracy and political freedom can be borne of elections in which nearly a million voters were banned from casting their ballots and with the apparent victor already declaring herself above the law.

Sidestepping these inconvenient facts, the West is nonetheless excited about the prospect of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) taking power in Myanmar.

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Wow!! I never thought in my lifetime, I would ever have to say, "Watch out: here come the Buddhists!"

But unfortunately, for the Islamic Rohingya minority residents of Myanmar, who have been living here for hundreds of years, that seems to pretty much be the case right now.

Call me silly, but I frankly don't think that Buddha would very much approve of this at all; not one bit.

Nov 21 10:44

POLICE LAUNCH HOURS-LONG ATTACK ON DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE RESISTANCE, INJURE OVER HUNDRED

Police in North Dakota surrounded hundreds of water protectors fighting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on a highway bridge and fired a water cannon, tear gas, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. During the assault, which lasted for hours, the police also threatened the group with a long-range acoustic device to further disorient them. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s emergency medical services deployed to treat dozens of individuals with injuries. For months, protests, including nonviolent direct action, have taken place with indigenous people, who will suffer the worst impact, at the forefront. An encampment called Sacred Stone Camp near the Standing Rock reservation has stood as a grand example of resistance.

Nov 21 10:36

MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

As terrible as it is to live in a nation where the press in known to be controlled by the government, at least one has the advantage of knowing the bias is present, and to adjust for it. In the United States of America, we are taught from birth that our press is free from such government meddling. This is an insidious lie about the very nature of the news institution in this country. One that allows the government to lie to us while denying the very fact of the lie itself.

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Nov 21 10:33

German Journalist Blows Whistle On How the CIA Controls The Media

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We know who the real "fake" news is!!!!

Nov 21 10:08

Why Are State Sponsors of Terrorism Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Dollars?

On Tuesday, in one of the first post-election warning shots fired across Team Trump’s bow, Senator John McCain warned the president-elect not to trust “a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America’s allies and attempted to undermine America’s elections.”

“At the very least, the price of another ‘reset’ would be complicity in Putin and Assad’s butchery of the Syrian people.

“That is an unacceptable price for a great nation. When America has been at its greatest, it is when we have stood on the side [of] those fighting tyranny,” McCain added. “That is where we must stand again.”

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Establishing a "no-fly" zone in Syria would translate as a war between Russia and the US; it would be one of the most stupid blunders President-Elect Trump could possibly make, and he knows it.

McCain is characteristically fact-deprived here, in his blithely ignoring the reality that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to mop up all the jihadists, including those trained and funded by the US

The other hard fact here is, there is no such thing as a "moderate jihadist" in Syria, as witnessed by so many of them incorporating into even more militant groups, and surrendering US-delivered weapons to them.

Nov 21 09:04

MIKE PENCE’S ROLE MODEL IS DICK CHENEY

I wonder what libertarians who supported the Trump campaign think now.

Trump’s vice president holds the neocon warmonger Dick Cheney in high regard.

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Pence admires vice presidents who are “able to take the vision of the president and champion that on Capitol Hill,” ABC News reports.

Cheney did not take George W. Bush’s “vision” to Congress. Cheney and his cabal of neocons used Bush and his administration to launch the war on terror, invade Afghanistan and Iraq (more than a million dead in the latter), direct the CIA to create an unmanned aerial assassination force (that has killed Americans without due process), and accelerate a police and surveillance state at home.

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The difference here, and thank heaven for this, is that President-elect Trump is NOT George Bush, and as of right now, I firmly believe that he will not allow himself, or his vision for the country, be manipulated.

But should I see this shifting, once Trump has taken the Oath of Office, I will find myself profoundly disappointed with the reality that, once again, the American people will have been "had" by a candidate who said anything he thought would get him elected, then turn on that electorate by doing the polar opposite of what he promised to do.

Nov 21 08:53

WHY BILLIONAIRE “PHILANTHROPIST” BILL GATES LOVES INDIA’S DEMONETIZATION PROGRAM

But in India, a large cross-section of the professional classes supports the government’s anti-corruption drive, in spite of the disruption it has caused. How long they remain supportive will entirely depend on the legislation’s impact on corruption at the top of Indian society as well as the government’s ability to restore some semblance of order.

Another person who has come out strongly in favor of the government’s actions, for very different reasons, is the world’s richest (official) billionaire, Bill Gates, who just happened to be in India on business a few days after the government’s decree.

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The death of cash will result in a thriving underground barter system, with its own values and practices.

And also, the death of cash will not end corruption, because corruption will just find another high tech way to thrive without cash; after all; criminals have some of the most highly encrypted, highly evolved computer security systems in the world right now, which are impervious to outside attempts to hack into them.

Nov 21 08:41

ABQ POLICE DEPT WAS JUST CAUGHT ILLEGALLY DELETING & EDITING VIDEOS OF THEM KILLING PEOPLE

On March 16, 2014, Albuquerque police officers executed James Boyd for illegal camping. The entire incident was captured on the officer’s body cam which led to the now-retired Officer Keith Sandy and Officer Dominique Perez being charged with the murder of the 38-year-old homeless man suffering schizophrenia in August last year. It also started a firestorm of backlash against police and a nationwide demand for cops to wear body cams. However, the additional accountability of police filming themselves has been brought into question as the Albuquerque police department has just been caught ‘deleting, encrypting, altering, and destroying’ these very videos.

The department’s former records supervisor has alleged in a sworn affidavit that Albuquerque Police Department officials have altered and, in some cases, deleted videos that showed several controversial incidents, including at least two police shootings.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Apparently, the State of New Mexico has morphed from "The Land of Enchantment" to the "Land of Disenchantment", when it comes to policing standards and practices.

Knowing this, I would never want to vacation there again, or attend a symposium in this state at all, because I understand the degree to which doing so could be extraordinarily hazardous to my health, even if I would not be doing anything illegal.

Nov 20 20:14

Snoping Snopes: Site Reports On Trump University Without Fact Checking Fake Liberal News

The so-called "legitimate fact checker" fails to do a fact check on liberal propaganda and instead reports on Trump University with liberal bias.

As the mainstream media runs amuck with it's crackdown on fake news critics are claiming the crackdown is nothing more than a free speech crackdown on conversation speech.

Facebook CEO has outlined a plan for cracking down on fake news which urges users to use "legitamte fact checking organizations" such as Snopes and Politifact to verify the authenticity of a story.

Critics note, however, that that the fact checking from these organizations have been been just as highly biased against Donald Trump and in Hillary's favor as the corporate media coverage.

Nov 20 16:49

Kayne West Blasts Media In Epic Rant – This is a Matrix Moment Ya’ll Been Lied To

Kayne West goes on another epic rant informing his fans the media has lied to them over and over again and tells the crowd they need to come to terms with reality.

In another epic rant Kayne West told his crowd in Sacramento last night that we are in “a moment in the matrix” and people need to “admit their own falsehoods” to to come to terms with reality because the media has lied to “them over and over and over again.”

In the rant Kayne expressed humility and humbleness and called for unity and like mindedness for every to engage in the the kind of thinking that is needed to Make America Great Again so and strive to build a Utopia on earth within the next 100 years.

In his rant he blasts Hillary Clinton as a relic of the past and the media is following her old ways and if they don’t change they media will get “Hillary Clintoned”

Nov 20 14:25

Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for attorney general alarms cannabis industry officials

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

Marijuana industry officials reacted with alarm Friday to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, citing the Alabama lawmaker’s hostile attitude toward cannabis and MJ legalization.

Industry leaders attending this week’s Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas voiced concern that Sessions would lead a new crackdown on marijuana business in states that have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana.

Nov 20 12:55

Major Media Crash: They Need A Scapegoat

As protests and riots then spread across America, the media neglected to mention a) they’d been bashing Trump because he said he might not accept the outcome of the vote, and b) here were large numbers of people on the Democrat side who weren’t accepting the outcome of the vote.

A new campaign had to be launched.

Suddenly, on cue, it was: Hillary Clinton lost because “fake news” about her had been spread around during the campaign.

Fake news sites. That was the reason.

These “fake sites” had to be punished. Somehow. They had to be defamed. Blocked. Censored.

Nov 20 12:24

Twitter Verifies Muslim Brotherhood Account After Purging Conservatives

Twitter just verifed @Ikhwanweb as official Muslim Brotherhood account “Jihad is our way” but conservatives are purged. Let this sink in.

Not only have conservative accounts been purged on Twitter, numerous social networks and the corporate media have launched a campaign to smear numerous conservative websites as being fake news and are making platform changes to censor their free speech and economically disable their sites.

Nov 20 12:15

Neocon ‘Blasts from the Past’ Threaten to Undermine Trump Presidency

During his uphill campaign for the Republican Party presidential nomination and subsequent race for the White House, president-elect Donald Trump called NATO «obsolete», implied that Russia had not committed «aggression» by re-incorporating Crimea following a popular referendum in that region, and proclaimed he would be an «honest broker» in negotiations between Israel and Palestine. These may be mere words, not backed up by U.S. foreign policy changes, if Trump continues to bring discredited neo-conservatives – neocons – from the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush into his inner circle of advisers and, potentially, into senior national security and foreign policy positions in his administration.

Nov 20 10:50

Donald Trump's message to Jerusalem rally

We have been had. This is real news! I thought we needed a President who was first,second and last for America,not Israel!

Nov 20 10:24

George Soros isn't dead: Death claims hoax claims billionaire backer of Democrats dies of heart attack

George Soros is not dead, but a big chunk of the internet seems to think that the billionaire died of a heart attack this week.

A story making the rounds on social media claims that Soros had suffered a heart attack and died. The report came just as Soros is in the crosshairs for his political contributions and his alleged support of post-election protests across the United States. A longtime backer of Democrats and left-leaning causes, Soros was accused of funding anti-Trump protests, although that was found to be a hoax.

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Right now there is a war between the establishment Corporate Media and the new Independent Media. As a result, the internet is being flooded with a tsunami of hoax stories in an effort to trick the Independent Media into making a mistake that the Corporate Media can use to discredit us, or worse, sue us.

TO ALL MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA! More than at any other time we must exercise extreme caution to verify all stories. Ignore rumors, innuendos, hunches, and flaky chains of supposition. Report on the facts, from sources on the record.

One such story that is being "pushed" very hard is this allegation of a Clinton-connected pedophile ring. I am being flooded with emails saying I "must" post this story, and that alone is grounds for suspicion! My instincts are telling me this is a setup, to open the door to defamation lawsuits against any Independent Media that accuses any individual of involvement.

I know the Corporate Media has been a vast wasteland of such rumors and malreporting (especially against Trump these last several months) but if the Independent Media is to survive and grow, we MUST exercise more journalistic professionalism than the Corporate Media has done.

This is a war, and the other side likes to play dirty. Keep that in mind when a really sensational tidbit gets sent to you!

Nov 20 10:06

Turkish Media Lights Up with Gen. Michael Flynn’s Call to Extradite Gulen

Check the comments.

Turkish media have picked up an opinion piece by key Trump foreign policy adviser Gen. Michael Flynn calling for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, while at least one Turkish official has expressed eagerness to work with an incoming Trump administration to have the cleric returned to his home country.

Nov 20 10:01

Malaysian protesters march against Prime Minister Najib

Tens of thousands of protesters, undeterred by the arrests of opposition leaders, marched in Malaysia's capital on Saturday demanding that Prime Minister Najib Razak step down.

Protesters clad in yellow shirts marched through the heart of Kuala Lumpur bringing traffic to a standstill in several tourist spots, wrapping up peacefully in front of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers after an initial plan to assemble at Independence Square was thwarted by police.

Najib has faced criticism since the Wall Street Journal reported last year that around $700 million from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was diverted into the personal bank account of the prime minister.

Najib ran into further trouble when lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July said over $3.5 billion was stolen from 1MDB, which was founded by Najib, and that some of those funds flowed into the accounts of "Malaysian Official 1", whom U.S. and Malaysian officials have identified as Najib.

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Looks to me as though Najib's government itself is the extremist and corrupt element here.

Nov 20 09:59

TURKISH CLIENT PAID TRUMP ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S COMPANY “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF DOLLARS FOR LOBBYING

DONALD TRUMP HAS repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption. The new ethics pledge he announced Wednesday would prohibit registered lobbyists from working for his transition team or administration.

But Trump’s supposed aversion to lobbyists has not harmed the fortunes of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s earliest and most visible supporters, now a vice chair of the transition team and a rumored frontrunner for the influential post of national security adviser.

On election day, Flynn published an opinion piece for The Hill urging U.S. support for Turkey’s controversial strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and pushing for the extradition of Erdogan’s political rival, Fethullah Gülen, who now resides in Pennsylvania.

Nov 20 09:56

Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.

PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.

In a 2014 letter, Pompeo accused Snowden of “intentional distortion of truth that he and his media enablers have engaged in.” Pompeo supports virtually no legal barriers to having the NSA spy on Americans, and has alarmed civil liberties advocates with many of the positions he has taken while serving on the House Intelligence Committee. Not only has he argued that the NSA should resume its phone records program, he has called on Congress to “pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database.”

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IF, as Pompeo asserts that what CIA torturers do to their victims to obtain confessions is absolutely not torture, I would politely invite him to have it done publicly to his most immediate family while he is observing these actions, and then make the determination as to whether or not it is torture.

Nov 20 09:44

The U.S. Remains Deeply Complicit in the War on Yemen

The atrocious U.S.-backed war on Yemen hasn’t ended. The New York Times reports on the use of U.S. weapons sold to the Saudi-led coalition to attack critical infrastructure and purely civilian targets:

But instead of defeating the rebels, the campaign has sunk into a grinding stalemate, systematically obliterating Yemen’s already bare-bones economy. The coalition has destroyed a wide variety of civilian targets that critics say have no clear link to the rebels.

It has hit hospitals and schools. It has destroyed bridges, power stations, poultry farms, a key seaport and factories that produce yogurt, tea, tissues, ceramics, Coca-Cola and potato chips. It has bombed weddings and a funeral.

The bombing campaign has exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in the Arab world’s poorest country, where cholera is spreading, millions of people are struggling to get enough food, and malnourished babies are overwhelming hospitals, according to the United Nations.

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Here, folks, is what your US government has enabled, and endorses in Yemen: massive starvation of Yemeni kids:

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war

No, folks, these images have not been photoshopped; this is the outcome President Obama, a father himself, thinks is a perfectly fine outcome for Yemeni children, death by starvation.

Are you angry yet?!? If not, you should be; enough to call your senators and congressional representatives-elect, and tell them, STOP THIS GENOCIDE!!

Nov 20 09:40

Is Angela Merkel ‘Europe’s most dangerous leader’?

A leading British political magazine has branded German Chancellor Angela Merkel “Europe’s most dangerous leader” and compared her to Adolf Hitler.

Nov 20 09:33

Fake Company, Facebook, to Battle Fake News?

We can see that Facebook’s initial funding came from individuals affiliated with US government/intel facilities: the CIA and DARPA. There is no doubt the US government has promoted Facebook around the world. It is an affiliate of the Deep State far more than it is a “private company.”

And what about CNN, excerpted above?

CNN is in a sense a fake news organization just as Facebook is a fake social media facility. CNN reportedly receives payments to promote stories that governments want publicized.

For instance, former CNN reporter Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winner exposed CNN in 2015 for receiving payments from the US government and foreign governments to pick and choose news items

Nov 20 09:16

Thousands Demonstrate Against South Korean President

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President Park Geun-hye.

Park is resisting calls to step down amid an ongoing political crisis in which she is alleged to have let an old friend meddle in state affairs.

The scandal has rocked Park’s presidency and united Koreans in disapproval, culminating in a protest last weekend that saw a million people march on Seoul by some estimates.

Saturday’s protest was smaller as protest groups also organized demonstrations in regional capitals. Police said at least 155,000 people had packed into a central Seoul square early on Saturday evening for a candle-lit rally. Organizers said the number was 500,000.

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No photoshop here, folks; you are looking at a large group of some VERY ticked off South Koreans!!

Nov 20 08:59

Pope Francis Denounces ‘Epidemic Of Animosity’ Toward Minorities

Pope Francis on Saturday said an “epidemic of animosity” against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism.

Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted “how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy...

“An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith,” he said at a ceremony to induct new cardinals.

While not naming any country, Francis appeared to refer to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim attitudes that surfaced during the U.S. campaign and since the election.

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Pope Francis, it is one thing to name, blame, and shame; but when was the last time, please, in the 21st century, that the Vatican opened its doors to immigrants and the undocumented, and let them stay there, for free?!?

Your Holiness, the word in the Spanish language of Argentina would be, "Nunca", or never.

Europe is in a mess, attempting to deal with an unprecedented explosion of rapes and violence, courtesy of this immigration; and Muslim immigrants do this because they believe they can get away with such acts with impunity, which is the reality right now.

The problem in the US, sir, is not Muslim immigrants per se, but Muslim immigrants who have absolutely no desire to assimilate, and become a part of the fabric which unites this country.

I defend any person's right to worship as they see fit; and were there a solidarity march on Oahu to honor that right, to keep churches, mosques, and synagogues, and our Buddhist temples safe, I would most probably be marching in it; however, if any immigrant, legal or not, starts reading me the riot act about my having to change, to suit their perceptions of how I should comport myself, all bets are off.

And a question I would suggest you ask yourself; why are so many of these immigrants, both in Europe and the US, not members of families, but young men of military age?!?

I'm just saying, your Holiness.

Nov 20 08:43

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Finally Details Fake News Countermeasures

Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Friday evening.

Facebook has long insisted that it is a technology company and not a publisher, and rejects the idea that it should be held responsible for the content that its users circulate on the platform. Just after the election, Zuckerberg said the notion that fake or misleading news on Facebook had helped swing the election to Donald Trump was a “crazy idea.”

Zuckerberg then said last Saturday that more than 99 percent of what people see on Facebook is authentic, calling “only a very small amount” fake news and hoaxes.

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The independent media also works very hard to make sure that their stories are fact-based, Mr. Zuckerberd; and should you continue to prevent more conservative, thoughtful, but not false, posts which contain no racially insensitive, misogynistic or hateful observations, I do hope Santa gifts you with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and soon!!

Nov 20 08:31

INSTALLING A TORTURE FAN AT CIA

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, an open aficionado of torture practices used in the “war on terror,” to be CIA director shows that Trump was serious when he said he would support “waterboarding and much worse.”

Earlier, there had been a sliver of hope that that, while on the campaign trail, Trump was simply playing to the basest instincts of many Americans who have been brainwashed – by media, politicians, and the CIA itself – into believing that torture “works.” The hope was that the person whom Trump would appoint to head the agency would disabuse him regarding both the efficacy and the legality of torture.

But such advice is not likely from Pompeo, who has spoken out against the closing of CIA’s “black sites” used for torture and has criticized the requirement that interrogators adhere to anti-torture laws. He has also opposed closing the prison at Guantanamo, which has become infamous for torture and even murder.

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I am profoundly disappointed by this appointment, because at the end of the day, torture doesn't produce actionable intelligence; it simply gets the tortured person to say whatever his torturers want him or her to confess to, in order to get the torture to stop.

Nov 19 15:08

FLASHBACK:Who's Advising Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy?

With Mitt Romney's comments on Libya drawing attention today-specifically, his criticism of Obama-it's worth examining whom Romney listens to on such matters.

Dan Senor is one of Romney's closest advisers on foreign policy.

Romney keeps a large group of foreign-policy advisers, eight of whom participated in the early neoconservative group Project for a New American Century think tank, founded in 1997 and headed by William Kristol, the Nation's Ari Berman reported in May. In the same month, The New York Times' Magazine's David Sanger reported on discontent within that big team, with some complaining that Romney only listens to Bolton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

Nov 19 10:24

Zuckerberg hints at third-party news verification to fight ‘fake news’ on Facebook

Facebook may entrust a third party with verifying content to stop so-called ‘fake news’ from spreading, its head said in a post. The social network, which is many people’s primary source of news, has recently been criticized for spreading misinformation.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama launched the war on ‘fake news’ last week, complaining that it may have had an adverse effect on the presidential election. He claimed that social media hosts “much active misinformation” that “looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television.”

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And just what "Third Party" do you have in mind?

Nov 19 09:20

Turkish govt supports bill that sets child rapists free if they marry victim

Turkey’s ruling government has brought a motion to Parliament that would allow rapists to go free if they marry their victims, as a way to alleviate the legal complications associated with child marriage.

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) supported a motion, which was brought to the floor of the General Assembly on Thursday night, that would allow the immediate release of more than 4,000 convicted rapists from Turkish prisons if they marry their victim, reports Turkish Minute.

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Erdogan appears to be hell-bent on bringing Turkey back to its feudal past, and the view, as evidenced by this proposed law, is not pretty.

Apparently, the only thing which could possibly save Turkish women from such a law, should it be passed, will be a massive, permanent immigration of Turkish women to other countries.

Nov 19 09:15

Criminal Courts Have Quietly Moved from “May” Convict to “Must” Convict Jury Instructions

A great article about the history, and present state, of jury nullification, from the Fully Informed Jury Association [FIJA.] Quote: ". I have sat in courtrooms where judges not only tell juries they “must” convict, but where the judges emphasize the word “must” as they say the word. In my experience, judges seem especially prone to emphasize “must” in firearm prosecutions, perhaps out of fear that jurors might flirt with considering the Second Amendment as a basis for jury nullification. The Dougherty ruling—built upon a carefully-analyzed split decision—has been something of the law of the land for forty years. The decision has been referenced more than 300 times by subsequent judicial opinions. As federal case law has developed, the Dougherty rule that judges need never inform jurors of their power to veto laws (or the application of laws to specific situations) has become the rule in all thirteen federal circuits.

Nov 19 09:12

ELECTORAL VOTERS 'DELUGED' WITH DEATH THREATS IN MULTIPLE STATES

One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch their votes to Clinton.

On Dec. 19 the Electoral College will convene to cast their votes for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, with each state’s electors pledged to vote for the candidate elected on Nov. 8 in their state.

But a handful of states have no laws making it illegal for the electors to change their vote while others have only a minor penalty such as a fine for doing so. If Clinton’s supporters can get enough of the 163 electors from states where Trump both won and votes can be legally switched on Dec. 19, Hillary Clinton becomes the next president of the United States.

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Welcome to the true face of the current Democratic party, the "true believer" Clintonistas; issuing death threats and intimidating electors are simply the absolute normal for them.

They don't care how bad the optics of these tactics look, as long as they get their way; and in the world of the Clinton cartel, the ends justify the means.

I mean, how many other "political power couples" have a dead bodies list, figuratively hanging around their necks, like an albatross?!?

Nov 19 08:48

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERS EMAIL REVEALS HOW AP PRINTS WHATEVER THE CLINTONS WANTED

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Talk about presstitutes; this little exchange demonstrates that AP is quite up there among them!!

Fake news = AP; there, you have it!!

Nov 19 08:01

9 and 11-minute videos: .01% pedophilia, ‘spirit cooking,’ hidden e-mails as clear-to-see as President W. Bush busted in 2 year affair with gay male prostitute Jeff Gannon ‘crisis acting’ as White House professional media

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Fred Burks of www.wanttoknow.info (best overall site for ~100 topics of game-changing importance, including here on this topic)

Reality Calls’ 9-minute introduction to breaking evidence:

Truthstream Media’s 11 minute focus on Hillary’s links to pedophilia and satanism:

Please take a look at VigilantCitizen’s dating pictures from whistleblowers of .01% pedophilia.

This emerging evidence continues what I last reported on in 2015, and will repost:

3-minute video from Invisible Empire with President Bush, Jr. kissing, fondling and embracing gay male prostitute, Jeff Gannon:

2-minute video: connecting both presidents Bush to Jeff Gannon:

10-minute 2005 Countdown segment on Jeff Gannon acting as a reporter to toss only softball questions:

President George Bush, Sr. used one crisis actor and two outrageous lies for his unlawful war on Iraq in 1990:

Nov 18 16:12

Please apply to be in charge of the FEMA Camps

The main threat to our freedoms has been the Continuity of Government, put in place in the aftermath of 9/11. We need to be able to control any existential threat to America that may jeopardize US continuity, and the freedoms of Americans.

Please apply to be a Trump Presidency Cabinet level officer, be in charge of the FEMA camps, to ensure the Continuity of Government is not abused, used to round up law abiding US citizens.

Nov 18 15:05

Steve Bannon Interviewed: “It’s About Americans Not Getting F—ed Over”

“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist. The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over.”

Nov 18 14:55

Obama Joins The War Against “Fake News”

By Derrick Broze

In his last days as President of the United States, Barack Obama has decided to join the chorus of mainstream voices taking a stand against “fake news.”

In recent weeks a growing number of pundits within the deadstream (formerly known as the mainstream) media have begun to discuss “fake news” and satire websites and what effect they have on the American public. Some of these pundits are worried that bad information on the Internet paved the way for President-Elect Trump. In fact, a study published Wednesday shows that fake stories related to the election generated more traffic on Facebook than leading stories from “more than a dozen major news sites.”...

Nov 18 12:16

Who is the REAL fake news?

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Someone made a video out of that huge graphic below!

Nov 18 10:43

The Great Con: Political Correctness Has Marginalized The Working Class

So when the protected class of well-paid institutional "progressives" speak darkly of "reversing 40 years of social progress," what they're really saying is we're terrified that the bottom 95% might be waking up to our Great Con of identity politics and political correctness.

Nov 18 10:19

ADL calls for new laws to combat online anti-Semitism

Recommendations include requiring social media platforms to make it easier for users to report abuse.

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Here is the problem. Just as shills can be hired to load up comment boards, they can be hired to send in abuse reports to shut down a site. There is no mechanism to validate the reports and my site has been blocked many times with bogus reports to various filtering companies and search engines. I have to go through the process of contacting them and asking them to look at my site and see if it actually contains the racism/anti-Semitism/Gay-bashing/Child porn I am accused of. Inevitably, they find there is nothing at my site that matches the complaints and I am restored/unblocked, but it is still a form of harassment to make me waste the time.

What is going on here is that this last election was the wake-up call that the Independent Media has become a force to be reckoned with which is why we are seeing this coordinated attack by corporate media, government, the ADL, etc. They have lost their ability to lie to the people with impunity, and those lies are what they make their money from. Money-junkies do not pay billions of dollars to tell the public the truth. They pay those big bucks to keep the public dumb and obedient. And now the public is waking up, and becoming "uncooperative." So, they have hit the panic button.

I have seen this before.

In the early years of computer animation, we were not considered "real" film makers. We were a bunch of kids up in the San Fernando valley who could make interesting things happen on film, but nobody took us seriously. Then "Jurassic Park" came along and made it clear that CGI was the future and the established visual effects houses went into a panic, trying to smear us for being too costly, too much trouble to work with, no family connections to the "royalty" of Hollywood. Then they tried to buy up all the CGI houses and not knowing anything about it, promptly went out of business. Today CGI reigns supreme and optical printers that once sold for a half million dollars are now rusty lawn decorations.

Another parallel can be found from Gutenberg's rediscovery of movable-type printing, which made books affordable to the middle class. Literacy, once reserved to the nobility, spread across society and the existing order fought it as hard as they could, but in the end, had to adjust to the new reality of a better-informed public.

The same is happening now. Sooner or later corporations and governments will have to adapt to the reality that people are better informed, more skeptical, and because of the internet, double-check everything that comes off that TV screen, our of the radio, or is printed on that wood pulp stuff! :)

Nov 18 09:02

NY Times Attacks Trump's Twitter Account As Fake News While Lying About Ivanka

The NY Times openly lies about Donald Trump and Ivanka on Twitter while labeling his Twitter account as a media outlet being used to spread fake news.

Last night Donald Trump announced that Ford has reversed their decision to move Lincoln factories to Mexico but instead will work with the Trump administration to keep the factories and the jobs inside the United States.

Of course, this has sparked outrage in the liberal elitist media who immediately went to work claim Donal Trump is lying about the announcement even though it has been confirmed by Bloomberg and other news outlets.

In smearing the announcement, the NY Times attacked Donald Trump's Twitter account as being used as media outlet to spread this fake news.

The NY Times then went onto to spread lies about Ivanka being in charge of Trump's blind trust.

This was done to smear Trump by fabricating a conflict of interest because Trump's daughter attended yesterday's meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nov 18 08:44

What democracy? Dutch voters BETRAYED as EU rubber stamps visa-free access for Ukraine

In April the Dutch people voted to reject a deal between Brussels and Kiev which will allow all Ukrainians to visit the Schengen zone without applying for a visa.

But senior EU officials immediately stated that they would simply ignore the referendum result and force through what they wanted anyway.

Nov 18 08:39

Merkel With Obama: Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government

Apparently blaming this rising populism — politics that are popular with voters — on the internet, the German chancellor implied the internet would have to be subject to restrictive censorship laws as were enacted by many European nations to stem the disruptive effect of the printing press.

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Sieg HEIL!!!!

Nov 18 08:17

Twitter User Replaces Word 'White' With 'Black,' Gets Banned

A Twitter user conducted an interesting experiment to sniff out double standards in the site's censorship policy concerning race.

The person wrote the same comment on two different accounts with only two words changed, then reported each for abusive behavior.

Nov 18 07:54

Donald Trump offers CIA director post to Rep. Mike Pompeo – report

This is worse than Sessions.

President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of CIA director to Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), according to Reuters.

The Republican has been outspoken on his views regarding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, telling C-Span in February that he hopes Snowden will get the death penalty for revealing secrets about the US domestic surveillance programme.

Nov 18 00:19

Obama Should Pardon ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants, Democrats Say

Laura Litvan

November 17, 2016 — 11:25 AM PST Updated on November 17, 2016 — 2:43 PM PST
A group of House Democrats called on President Barack Obama to pardon about 750,000 young undocumented immigrants who are temporarily shielded from deportation under a 2012 executive order, a move that reflects growing concern about a shift in immigration policy expected after President-elect Donald Trump takes power in January.

Nov 17 21:53

Spy Chief Admits US Doesn’t Know How Wikileaks Got Hillary Emails

One more lie has been exposed as Fake news involving a Hillary Clinton lie that was supposedly fact checked and then echoed throughout the corporate media echo chamber.

It's part of a year long pattern of media lies which has resulted in corporate media news outlets losing nearly all of the public's trust.

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary and the democrats were running around blaming everything on the Russians and in the Presidential Debate she lied to the public stating the WikiLeaks emails shouldn't be trusted because they were hacked by Russia.

Nov 17 21:34

Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General? Trump comments stir speculation

This is really bad. This guy will start the War On Pot back up full bore unless Donald Trump reins him in.
https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smo...

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet announced the members of his cabinet but a brief statement issued Thursday could be an indication Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is headed to the Justice Department.

Sessions, the first Senator to endorse the business-mogul-turned-politician, met with Trump at his New York office yesterday.
The Trump transition team – lead by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and with Sessions as a vice-chair – issued a statement about the meeting:

Nov 17 16:53

'No way': US military bar RT’s video agency from media event in letter likely revealing too much

An extraordinary email was received by a producer for RT’s video agency Ruptly following a request to attend one of the Pentagon's media events. Their “No way” was phrased in such a way that, one suspects, the US military official just hit the wrong "reply" button.

Having learned that a US Army and Air Force shipment with hundreds of containers had reached Germany, to be reportedly distributed elsewhere in Europe, a Ruptly producer sent a request to the US army representative to film any related media events that might shed light on the operation.

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