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Mar 04 17:54

Court Ruling Could Banish Memorial Crosses from Arlington Cemetery

This really sucks. May be the straw that breaks a lot of camels backs. This is beyond The Pale!

There is a very real possibility that war memorial crosses at Arlington National Cemetery could be in jeopardy, a federal judge warned in a chilling dissent to a court case involving the fate of a 90-year-old monument honoring soldiers in Bladensburg, Maryland.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revisit an October decision that declared the 90-year-old “Peace Cross” was unconstitutional because it rests on public property.

Mar 04 15:51

HPV Documentary “Sacrificial Virgins” Wins Australian BEST OF FESTIVAL Award

By Catherine J. Frompovich

What are “sacrificial virgins,” you may be asking?

They are young, pre-teen and/or teenage girls, who are targeted for receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines [Gardasil®, Gardasil 9® and Cervarix®] prior to becoming sexually active under the unproven pretext of preventing contracting HPV of which there are over 100 strains, and/or cervical cancer later on in life.

This extraordinary investigative documentary film is produced in three parts...

Mar 04 15:34

Twinkle Socks Dance Moves…That Would Be Justin Trudeau

I feel so sorry for Canadians. These dance moves in India are frightening.


Mar 04 14:49

Dead pets “recycled” into PET FOOD

webmaster comment: Kind of makes you wonder what they do with the dead homeless, doesn't it?

Mar 04 14:49

Children as young as 12 were granted marriage licenses in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina

, while 11 other states allowed 13-year-olds to wed

Mar 04 14:49

This is a real magazine in Canada.

This is the March 2018 issue.

Mar 04 14:30

SPLC's Cohen, Rep Lewis Suggest More Martyrs Needed For Their 'Movement'

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Richard Cohen and Rep John Lewis (D-GA) Saturday in Selma appeared to suggest their followers could be rewarded if they martyred themselves to further their far-left "movement."

Mar 04 14:19

Donny Deutsch Predicts Trump Will Win Again In LANDSLIDE

Donny Deutsch is a virtue-signaling snowflake, but he’s right about the coming Trump landslide. He also says something about trying to take Trump out in handcuffs.


Mar 04 13:35

Ryan Dawson's youtube deleted completely

This is Ryan Dawson I am in the US on business and my YouTube has been removed, no reason given. My gmail is locked out and my Facebook is blocked for 30 days. They Israeled all my social media other than twitter which is @RyLiberty I know i am not the only one who got purged. I would not be shocked if something goes boom soon. Bibi is under fire and is likely to start a war.

Mar 04 13:31

Chris Christie Sounds Like He’s Ready To Replace Jeff Sessions

And after the Fast & Furious story on Sessions yesterday, I'm ready for Sessions to go.


Mar 04 11:55

RARE PHOTOS | Sir Roger Bannister Dies At 88…

The world lost a great gentleman this morning...


Mar 04 11:45


Mar 04 11:34

Nationwide manhunt underway for missing CDC worker; Ebola containment aircraft dispatched to Little Rock then back to Atlanta

A nationwide manhunt is now underway for missing Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Service Commander Timothy Cunningham, 35, who was last seen on Feb 12 after he cut his workday short and told a neighbor of his to have the neighbor’s wife erase his phone number from her contact list.

Mar 04 11:14

Roger Bannister, first to run mile in under 4 minutes, dead at 88 Associated Press

Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.

Bannister's family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford, the English city where the runner cracked the feat many had thought humanly impossible on a windy afternoon in 1954.

Mar 04 11:10

Roy Moore Is Now Asking For Money On Facebook To Defend Himself

Former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has asked supporters for financial assistance to defend against a defamation lawsuit brought by an Alabama woman who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old.

Mar 04 11:09

Wilbur Ross Teaches Stephanopoulos A History Lesson…

Staphanopoulos has a lot to learn about the history of U.S. trade giveaways...


Mar 04 10:44

Devin Nunes Calls Colbert's Jokes About Him A 'Danger' In This Country

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Saturday that Stephen Colbert’s jokes about him are a “danger” in this country.

Mar 04 10:40

President Trump Just Settled a Lawsuit for $5.4 Million

President Donald Trump, by way of his attorneys, just settled a lawsuit for nearly $5.5 million.
Trump has made numerous, high-profile declarations that he doesn’t settle lawsuits. This is at least the second lawsuit Trump has settled since taking office.

Mar 04 10:39

Advertisers are pulling ads from Alex Jones’ YouTube channel

Last week, YouTube said that some of the warnings and bans handed down to some right-wing channels might have been mistakes from human moderators, but despite the walk back, some companies have begun pulling ads from Infowars’ The Alex Jones Channel.

Mar 04 10:14

'Stop Blaming White People' sign at post office draws ire, prompts investigation

A sign declaring March to be “Stop Blaming White People Month!” has caused a fury in a New Jersey community -- and prompted an investigation to find out who posted it.

Mar 04 10:14

Hillary Clinton’s Painful Reaction to Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s Affair

The aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has created a climate where once hidden incidents of sexual harassment and assault are coming to light. Accusations have been made against powerful figures in Hollywood, business, journalism, and now even the White House.

Mar 04 10:11

Trump is wrong about video games and violence

President Donald Trump has suggested that video games cause violence like mass shootings, and said he will meet with industry representatives to discuss the issue.
President Donald Trump is expected to speak with members of the video game industry this week to discuss the medium’s relationship to the kind of violence that occurred when Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Mar 04 10:09

Canada, top exporter of steel and aluminum to U.S., 'flabbergasted' by tariff proposals

Canadians reacted with a mixture of anger, confusion and resignation this week to President Trump's promise to hit U.S. imports of steel and aluminum with hefty tariffs, upending decades of economic cooperation and integration.

Mar 04 10:09

‘Hate wins,’ says Mike Huckabee as he resigns from country music organization after backlash

On Wednesday, the Country Music Association announced the newest members of the board of its charitable foundation: singer Chris Young and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R).

Mar 04 09:58

America’s Pension Crisis Is About To Detonate

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts sent me an article by Catherine Austin Fitts and asked if I had read it. The article is titled, “The State of America’s Pension Funds.” The article is worth reading, though I believe Ms. Fitts underestimates significantly the degree to which political and Wall Street criminality – along with money management incompetence – has infected and destroyed the U.S. pension system – both public and private. Furthermore, I believe she errs in her believe that the pension crisis can be fixed.

I’ve re-posted below my view of the looming pension system melt-down that I shared with Dr. Roberts.

“My guestimate for the amount stolen or shifted illegally through these mechanisms is $50 trillion, although I can argue the number higher.” I agree with her assessment there.

Mar 04 09:53

Research shows food safety gaps in home-delivery meal kits

Speaking on the final day of the 2017 Food Safety Summit in a session on “Home Delivery,” the professor of human ecology presented results of a Rutgers-Tennessee State University study that looked into the integrity of home-delivered dinners. Professor Bill Hallman said researchers placed orders for delivery of 169 meal kits, including entrees of 271 meat items, 235 seafood items, 133 game items, and 39 poultry items. What the researchers found raised concerns about pathogens, packaging, labeling and cold-chain integrity.

The study also involved 1,002 interviews with consumers, and review of 427 domestic food delivery vendor websites. Consumers were found to be a trusting lot as 95 percent said they thought these products are safe. But the Rutgers-TSU research found the products are likely to be left outside for eight or more hours before they are opened and refrigerated. Only 5 percent require a signature upon delivery.

Mar 04 09:49

Secret Service: Man dead after shooting himself near White House

A man is dead after shooting himself in the head near the White House, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Mar 04 09:47

Washington Legislature approves gay conversion therapy ban

The Washington Legislature has passed a bill to ban licensed therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation.

Mar 04 09:45

Devin Nunes Calls Colbert's Jokes About Him A 'Danger' In This Country

Colbert traveled to the Capitol on Friday’s episode of “The Late Show” in a spoof mission to tease information out of congressmen about possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Colbert was armed with his own memo stating: “Devon Nunes is a [redacted].”

Mar 04 09:45

Kansas man wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years receives no compensation from state

When Lamonte McIntyre was exonerated for a double murder in October, he walked out of a Kansas prison with a clean record – but not a dime to his name, reports CBS News' Dean Reynolds. After losing 23 years of his life behind bars, the state is offering him nothing.

Mar 04 09:45

Canada, top exporter of steel and aluminum to U.S., 'flabbergasted' by tariff proposals

Canadians reacted with a mixture of anger, confusion and resignation this week to President Trump's promise to hit U.S. imports of steel and aluminum with hefty tariffs, upending decades of economic cooperation and integration.

Mar 04 09:42

Delta Airlines & Other Companies Crashing & Burning Due To NRA Boycott

As of now, the only companies who are feeling the fallout from the NRA boycott in their bank accounts are the businesses that bailed on the NRA and its members.

Mar 04 09:41


The phrase the “Samson Option” is used to describe Israel’s strategy of massive nuclear retaliation against “enemy” nations should its existence as a Jewish state be jeopardized through military attack. Israeli leaders created the term in the mid-1960s, inspired by the Biblical figure Samson, who destroyed a Philistine temple, killing himself and thousands of Philistine enemies.[1][2]

Mar 04 09:21

Top 10 Reasons why Bitcoin Could Crash

Mar 04 09:14

Jared Kushner backed a blockade of Qatar after its government refused to invest in his indebted property, report says

Jared Kushner's family-run real estate company tried to seek Qatari government financing for its troubled New York City property a month before Kushner backed a blockade on the Gulf kingdom, The Intercept reported on Friday.

Mar 04 09:14

Amazon Earned Billions In 2017, But Paid No US Income Taxes: “For states contemplating tax incentives for Amazon, the salient question is: what do you give a tax avoider who already has everything?”

According to CNN Money, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is officiallythe richest person of all time. Why wouldn’t he be, when his company made more than $5 billion in 2017 and didn’t pay a dime of federal income taxes?

Mar 04 09:05

How a society gala was used to sell young-blood transfusions to baby boomers desperate to cheat death

“It just reeks of snake oil,” said Michael Conboy, a cell and molecular biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who’s collaborated on studies sewing old and young mice together and transfusing blood between them. “There’s no evidence in my mind that it’s going to work.”

Beyond the questionable science, participants have to pay big money to join the trial. Faloon, an evangelist of anti-aging research who cut a slim figure in his black suit and had the thick dark hair of a younger man, acknowledged during his talk that it would be “expensive” to sign up for the trial.

People considering enrolling said they had been told they would have to pay $285,000. But the Florida physician running the trial, Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, said the final price tag is still being discussed in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration and is likely to change.

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Vampires in Palm Beach?!? :)

Mar 04 08:50

US Debt Becoming A Problem For The Dollar

Mar 04 08:49

Never Forget, The US Gov’t Slaughtered Dozens in a Church Over an Illegal Gun Part

This week, President Donald Trump betrayed his base and Americans in general as he advocated for confiscating guns with no due process.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

This blatant attack on the very thing that makes America great, due process, has been in the making since before the Florida shooting, but Trump appears to be striking while the iron is hot.

The US government carried out the deadliest church massacre in history which led to the deaths of 82 men, women, and children. It all came to a violent end 25 years ago in Texas and it all began with allegations of illegal gun parts.

Mar 04 08:45


A Missouri man who once threatened to “kill all white people” was indicted Friday in the killings of three white males, and is now accused in six killings overall.

Mar 04 08:43

China vows to work with other nations to counter Trump tariffs

Beijing says it will work with other nations to safeguard its interests and defend the world trade order, as US President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone amid criticism of his vow to impose high tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium.

Mar 04 08:42

Apple is under fire for moving iCloud data to China

Apple's latest move in China has privacy advocates and human rights groups worried.
The U.S. company is moving iCloud accounts registered in mainland China to state-run Chinese servers on Wednesday along with the digital keys needed to unlock them.

Mar 04 08:35

WATCH: Students Report Multiple Shooters & Mass Shooting Drill at Florida High School

Multiple students have come forward detailing rumors of an active shooter drill at the same time the real shooting occurred as well as reporting multiple shooters.

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UPDATE: YouTube has (of course) yanked the video.

Mar 04 08:31

China allays fears on grand Belt and Road project, says don't misinterpret

China on Sunday claimed that terming the grand Belt and Road Initiative a geo-strategic tool is a misinterpretation. A spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature also claimed that the project had made a considerable progress.

Mar 04 08:30

Why the Next Recession Will Be a Doozy

Mar 04 08:30

Donald Trump strikes jesting note at Washington press dinner

Donald Trump traded playful digs with the Washington press corps late Saturday at an annual gathering of politicians and members of the media, which the US president normally loves to hate.

Speaking at this year`s traditional Gridiron Club Dinner, Trump let loose with one-liners on themes including North Korea and his own revolving-door White House staff.

Mar 04 08:23

Dramatic takedown: $4mn bank heist prevented in highway intercept

A two-year plot to steal $4 million from armored vehicles in south Florida and murder the drivers was foiled by authorities in dramatic fashion, just hours before the deadly heist was due to be executed.

Mar 04 08:22


In the summer of 1978 I visited the Soviet Union. I visited the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), the scene of the fiercest battle against the nazis during WW2.

We were taken to a hill where thousands of soldiers and civilians lie buried. At the top of the hill stood the most magnificent statue I ever saw in my life.

Mar 04 08:21


After a Danish paper published this caricature, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark condemned it, asked for it to be removed, and requested an apology from the paper. So now people on FB are posting it to make it go viral.

Mar 04 08:17

PEDOGATE: United States Olympic Committee CEO Ignominiously Resigns After Gross Dereliction of Duty

The unparalleled “Dr. Larry Nassar child sex scandal” broke at a time when the #metoo scandal was erupting. And, yet, as serious a betrayal of America’s amateur athletes as it represents, it received relatively little coverage. Why?

Because the Mainstream Media knew that it would lead to revelations about a global child sexual exploitation crime syndicate known as Pedogate. The same protection mechanism that insulates the VIP pedophiles among the power elite was at work throughout the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Michigan State University (MSU) and other high-profile organizations associated with this shocking Olympics scandal were likewise safeguarded from deeper investigation to prevent further disclosures about international Pedogate crime organization. While the president and athletic director of MSU were forced to resign for damage control, it’s doubtful that true depth of the criminal conspiracy will ever be revealed.

Mar 04 08:16

Trump Threatens Europe: "We Will Tax Your Cars"

This is how trade wars escalate: Trump hasn't even officially announced the steel and aluminum import tariffs, expected to be formally unveiled this coming week, and the rhetoric is already one of World Trade War I doom and gloom.

Hours after Trump tweeted on Friday morning that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc is prepared to respond quickly and forcefully by targeting imports of Harley-Davidson motorbikes, Levi Strauss & Co. jeans and bourbon whiskey from the U.S.

According to some, the preliminary EU retaliation was targeted in a way that would maximize political pressure on American leaders: Harley-Davidson is based in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin, while bourbon whiskey hails from the state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. San Francisco-based Levi Strauss is headquartered in House Minority Leader’s Nancy Pelosi’s district.

Mar 04 08:16

Sex to boost film career is 'not rape': Weinstein lawyer

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said Saturday a woman having sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career is "not rape", in a British newspaper interview on the eve of the Oscars.

Ben Brafman is one of the US' top criminal defence attorneys, hired by the disgraced Hollywood mogul whose career is in tatters following accusations of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

More than 100 women have accused Weinstein of impropriety going back 40 years, but Brafman argued there was no criminal behaviour.

"If a woman decides that she needs to have sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career and actually does it and finds the whole thing offensive, that's not rape," he told The Times.

Mar 04 08:15

Change Is Coming: China Is Accelerating Its Plan For A Military Base In Pakistan

On January 1, 2018, The Daily Caller published information - later confirmed in two separate reports, here and here - about a plan for a Chinese military base on the Jiwani peninsula in Pakistan, near Gwadar, a sea port critical to the success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Mar 04 08:15

The Middle-East's Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options.

Mar 04 08:14

Ukraine Freezes After Russia Halts Gas Deliveries

Last week, Russia's state-run gas giant and quasi-monopolist when it comes to European natgas supplies, Gazprom, announced it would not restart shipments of natural gas to Ukraine's Naftogaz starting March 1 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement, Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev, told journalists.

Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were supposed to restart on Thursday following a foreign court ruling aimed at ending years of disputes between Kiev and Moscow, including two halts to Russian gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. But Gazprom unexpectedly refused to resume deliveries, returning the prepayment for supplies made by Kiev, claiming amendments to a contract had not been completed.

Mar 04 08:14

A Tiny Island Nation You've Never Heard Of Has Become A Global Battleground

Last week, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced a grant of $160 million for “development projects” in the Maldives, a country located in the Indian ocean that is currently battling an economic and political crisis.

“As part of the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Fund for Development and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has pledged $160 million in support of the Maldives and its brotherly people for the development projects including the airport development and fisheries sector of the Maldives,” a statement on the Maldives presidency website said on February 18.

Mar 04 08:13

Millennials And Their Scary Support Of Socialism & Communism

According to the latest findings from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 50 percent of today’s American millennials view socialism or communism as the ideal political ideology. Half of them have found their heroes in dictators such as Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong. Lenin, Che, and Kim Jong Un.

The country that grew into the wealthiest on earth through capitalism is showing alarming signs of turning away from its roots.

Mar 04 08:13

Chilling: Play titled ‘Kill Climate Deniers’ launches theatrical run

Global warming skeptics, beware: A play with the alarming title “Kill Climate Deniers” may be coming to a theater near you.

Written by Australian playwright David Finnigan, “Kill Climate Deniers” kicked off Thursday the 2018 season of the Griffin Theatre in Sydney after a week of previews, with the final show scheduled for April 7.

Mar 04 08:12

Jim Rickards: "Now, A Trade War - Next, A Shooting War"

A popular thesis since the 1930s is that a natural progression exists from currency wars to trade wars to shooting wars. Both history and analysis support this thesis.

Currency wars do not exist all the time; they arise under certain conditions and persist until there is either systemic reform or systemic collapse. The conditions that give rise to currency wars are too much debt and too little growth.

In those circumstances, countries try to steal growth from trading partners by cheapening their currencies to promote exports and create export-related jobs.

The problem with currency wars is that they are zero-sum or negative-sum games. It is true that countries can obtain short-term relief by cheapening their currencies, but sooner than later, their trading partners also cheapen their currencies to regain the export advantage.

Mar 04 08:12

The "Nuclear Option" In Global Trade Wars: Dumping US Treasuries... But Will They?

In response to Trump's shocking announcement of a global trade war (which may have been "born out of anger at other simmering issues and the result of a broken internal process"), the age-old question has once again returned front and center: will foreigners retaliate by selling US securities?

Mar 04 08:11

Youth Unemployment: The Middle East's Ticking Time-Bomb

Earlier this month, Dubai hosted the World Government Summit, welcoming dignitaries from around the world for talks on global happiness. But amid all the discussions of more contented societies lurked a more pressing issue right on the Emiratis' doorstep: the prospect that 5 million workers are set to enter the Middle East's job market each year, even as gainful employment is in short supply. That, at least, was on the mind of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who once more exhorted Arab governments to address youth unemployment — and fast. No one was about to disagree. From Morocco to Iran, states and leaders of all sects, political systems and governing systems understand the threat posed by the region's high youth unemployment.

Mar 04 08:10

Army Major Explains Why The US Military Should Stay Out Of Iran

Granted, Iran is no friend to the U.S. and might even qualify as a modest adversary. Its nuclear ambitions should continue to be thwarted, as most reports indicate they are.

Still, what Washington desperately needs right now is some perspective and an honest conversation about the realities of the Middle East. Not alarmism. The last thing the overstretched U.S. military needs is another hot war. It’s already pretty busy. President Obama bombed seven countries in 2016, and President Trump has continued apace.

There’s reason to worry. Trump, who ran on an eminently reasonable platform of disengagement from “dumb” wars in the region, quickly pivoted to a hawkish stance on the Islamic Republic. In December, when protestors hit the streets of Tehran based on mostly economic motives, Trump immediately rallied in support and not-so-subtlety tweeted “Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever.” Except, that is, for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other illiberal authoritarian regimes we support.

Mar 04 08:10

Putin's Ultimatum Is The Next Stage Of The War

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union address may be the most important speech since his address to the U.N. in September 2015 on the eve of Russia’s intervening in the War on Syria.

Putin’s sober analysis and admission of demographic constraints on the Russian economy’s growth was welcome. It highlights the real challenges for Russia over the next fifteen years. The shift for those of us analyzing the Russian economy is to look at it purely in terms of per capita growth, not absolute growth.

But, that admission of Putin’s highlights the backdrop of his publicly outing Russia’s new and formidable weapons technology.

That he did this during the height of his re-election campaign should bring a smile to the cynic’s face. Well played, sir.

Mar 04 08:09

'I feel like we're worse than the homeless': Inside the impoverished communities of THOUSANDS living in Winnebagos across LA

Thousands of people in Los Angeles, California, are living in battered Winnebagos and motor homes as residences to avoid living on the street.

These recreational vehicles serve as a cheaper options for those with lower incomes as the housing market continues to skyrocket year after year.

The 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count recorded 4,545 campers and RVs in L.A. that could serve as makeshift homes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mar 04 08:08

Ben & Jerry's co-founder is arrested after strapping amplifiers to a car and playing the sound of an F-35 jet blast to protest against a military base development near his home

The co-founder of the of ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's was placed under arrest on Saturday after violating a local noise ordinance in his home state of Vermont.

Police in Burlington say that Ben Cohen was taken into custody Saturday afternoon at around 3.30pm following a noisy public protest, according to broadcasting affiliate ABC 22.

The demonstration, which began around 11am, was intended to simulate the sound of the F-35 jet blast, said Lieutenant Matthew Sullivan of Burlington police.

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I think it is time to buy some ice cream!

Mar 04 08:03

M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers dies at 75

M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers died of cancer on Saturday, his agent confirmed. He was 75.

“I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer,” Stiers’ agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs tweeted. “His talent was only surpassed by his heart.”

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I normally don't do entertainment news, but I worked with David at FOX and he was a good guy.

In the film "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" there is this wonderful line, "We have reached the age where life stops giving us things, and starts to take them away." I am old enough to appreciate the sad wisdom of that line.

Mar 04 08:00

Yet Another Senseless Mass Killing: Women and Children Among 25 Dead

This week, 25 people were slaughtered in yet another mass killing, and half of those deaths were women and children.

But you won’t see these murders broadcast relentlessly on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, nor discussed at length in social media threads. That’s because the U.S. military committed them in their crusade against the Islamic State’s “last enclave on the Euphrates in Syria,” Reuters reported Monday.

It is for this reason that many Americans will dismiss comparisons between this type of mass killing and school shootings and other domestic mass atrocities. Their grossly overfunded (yet somehow financially irresponsible) military is fighting the good fight. If some innocent people have to die in the process Americans can feel safe in their homes and shopping malls, so be it.

Mar 04 08:00

Trump Threatens Syria, Russia Over Eastern Ghouta

The White House has issued a statement following President Trump’s conversations with German and French leaders, warning that they “will not tolerate the atrocities of the Assad regime” and that they’d put Russia “on notice” about the situation in Eastern Ghouta.

Over the past two weeks, over 600 people have been killed in fighting in Eastern Ghouta, many of them civilians killed in Syrian airstrikes. The White House says Syria, Russia, and Iran must all respect the UN ceasefire and stop fighting.

The UN statement called for ceasefires across Syria, but so far it doesn’t appear to be generally honored by anyone. While fighting in Eastern Ghouta hasn’t totally stopped, it has slowed a bit, and Russia has set up a five hour daily truce for evacuations.

Mar 04 07:59

U.S. Saudi Lobby in Overdrive Ahead of Prince MbS ‘Roadshow’

Formidable network of beltway players were paid for years to whitewash the blemishes and promote the Kingdom's interests.

Mar 04 07:58

Israeli Border Policeman Filmed Throwing Tear Gas at Palestinian Couple Holding Infant

An Israeli Border Police officer was filmed Friday throwing a tear gas grenade at a Palestinian couple carrying an infant in the West Bank village of Burin. The grenade was thrown as the two were fleeing their home with their backs to the officers near an area where a violent demonstration was taking place, according to Israeli Security Forces.

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One lob, three kills!

Mar 04 07:57

We Won’t ‘Beg for Dialogue’: North Korea Rules Out Talks With US Preconditions

North Korea lambasted the US for making up preconditions for dialogue between states, as Seoul prepares to send an envoy to Pyongyang to find a way to ease the nuclear standoff.

A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday that dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington is "possible," but underscored that it will happen only on equal footing and without preconditions.

"There had been no case at all where we sat with the US on any precondition, and this will be the case in future, too" the spokesman said, according to North Korea's KCNA agency.

Mar 04 07:57

Blast Rocks Northeastern London - Police

The firecrews arrived at the scene of a reported explosion. There's no information about those wounded of killed in the incident.

The police don't qualify the incident as a terrorist act so far.

The roads have been closed and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

Mar 04 07:56

Trump hits Bush: Invading Iraq 'the single worst decision ever made'

President Trump blasted former President George W. Bush on Saturday over the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, calling it "the single worst decision ever made."

Speaking at a closed-door event with Republican donors in Florida, Trump mocked Bush's intellect and compared his decision to invade Iraq to "throwing a big fat brick into a hornet's nest."

Mar 04 07:56

'Dark clouds of a war': North Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

“If the US finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the DPRK will counter the US by its own mode of counteraction and the US will be made to own all responsibilities for the ensuing consequences,” North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday. "The US should clearly understand this and exercise prudence."

Mar 04 07:55

Washington Legislature approves gay conversion therapy ban

A bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy on minors has been approved by lawmakers in Washington state.
The US state could become the latest to outlaw the use of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ to attempt to change the sexuality of minors. ?
Performing gay cure therapy on minors is already is illegal in nine US states and counting, as well as Switzerland, Malta, Taiwan, two Canadian provinces, and the Australian state of Victoria.

Mar 04 07:54

Israeli troops force woman with Down syndrome to strip

The rights group documented acts of collective punishment including “widespread movement restrictions, punitive house demolitions, attacks using police dogs, arrests, indiscriminate killings and the retention of the bodies of the deceased.”

The Israeli rights group B’Tselem has also documented what it calls “reprehensible actions” by soldiers during the month that followed the slaying of the Israeli settler, such as “demolishing a home with inhabitants still inside” and strip searching three women and setting dogs on three other residents.

Mar 04 07:52

Palestine in Pictures: February 2018

Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians during the month of February, bringing the total number of Palestinians slain this year to 16 (a Gaza farmer was shot dead on 3 March).

An Israeli settler was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian during the month; he was the second Israeli to be killed by Palestinians so far this year.

Four of the Palestinians killed in February were slain during search and arrest operations.

Mar 04 07:50

Far-right demonstrators face off with counter-protesters in wake of girl's murder

Last December, a German teenager was murdered by her former boyfriend, an Afghan refugee. The small town of Kandel has seen its streets hijacked by heated demonstrations of Germany's competing ideologies of migration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tragedy she's referring to is the death of 15-year-old Mia V., who was stabbed to death in front of a local drugstore by her ex-boyfriend, an Afghan refugee, on December 27. After her death, it emerged that she and her parents had gone to the police multiple times to report the man's aggressive behavior.

Mar 04 07:42

Angela Merkel has created Germany’s far-right

She has deleted most of her party’s conservative tradition – and AfD has been quick to fill the gap

Mar 04 07:42

North Korea threatens to 'counter' US over military drills

North Korea threatened on Saturday to "counter the U.S." if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea, saying the drills would harm reconciliation efforts on the peninsula.

The United States is due to start joint exercises in early April, a South Korean presidential security adviser said this week according to Yonhap news agency — the latest in a series of drills that the north has regularly described as a threat.

"If the U.S. finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK, the DPRK will counter the U.S. by its own mode of counteraction and the U.S. will be made to own all responsibilities for the ensuing consequences," North Korea's official KCNA news agency said in its commentary.

Mar 04 07:41

Germany: Far-right protesters clash with counter-demonstrators in Kandel

They held placards with slogans such as "Freedom instead of Islam" and "Merkel must go," condemning the recent murder of a young German girl by an Afghan asylum seeker in their town and demanding the resignation of Chancellor Angela Merkel.