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April 19, 2017

Apr 19 07:57

Psychological Warfare Is Very Important At The PEAK OF A STANDOFF. Plus, President Trump Signs The Hire American, Buy American Executive Order.

Mattis said the U.S. administration was working closely with China to address the issue of North Korea’s nuclear program.

“You’re aware that the leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile,” Mattis told reporters Tuesday on his way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “It shows why we’re working so closely right now with the Chinese coming out of the Mar-a-Lago meeting .?.?. to try to get this under control and to aim for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula that China and the United States, South Korea and Japan all share that same interest in.”

Apr 19 07:56

Bill Weinberg and the Progressives’ Tourette’s Syndrome

Apparently, New York ‘Progressive’ and Jewish activist, Bill Weinberg, thinks that I am “not welcome in NYC”. Over the last ten days, Weinberg has worked tirelessly, trying to cancel a panel discussion on 30th of April at Theatre 80 NYC, related to my forthcoming book ‘Being in Time’. Theatre 80’s owner, Lorcan Otway, has made it very clear that he won’t surrender to any calls for censorship, but still, Weinberg doesn’t seem to give up. He believes that it is he who will decide who is, and who is not, “welcome in NYC.”

Apr 19 07:48

Large asteroid set to fly very close to Earth today – How to watch it LIVE

A large asteroid roughly 2,000 feet (650 meters) in size will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, April 19.
The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will pass us by at a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) - or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.



Apr 19 07:47

Xi Jinping asks new PLA units to be ready for combat, modern warfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA's newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building "new-type" fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare.

Apr 19 07:43

Fox Is Preparing to Cut Ties With Bill O’Reilly

Fox News is preparing to cut ties with star anchor Bill O’Reilly, according to people close to the situation, after revelations that he and Fox parent 21st Century Fox settled multiple sexual harassment complaints led to an exodus of advertisers from his show and mounting pressure on the network.

Apr 19 07:34

Up to 2.5 million Turkish votes were possibly ‘manipulated,’ intl observer says

It is possible that 2.5 million Turkish votes were “manipulated,” changing the results of the recent constitutional referendum, an international observer monitoring the Turkish referendum told ORF radio.

Alev Korun, an Austrian MP and member of the Council of Europe observer mission, said that there is “a suspicion that up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated,” as cited by Reuters.

Korun also referred to the Turkish electoral authorities’ move to accept as valid around 1.5 million unstamped ballots and envelopes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I said on yesterday's radio show, no people vote away democracy. Erdogan's "victory" had to be a fraud.



Apr 19 07:32

Kidnapped Homeschool Children To Be Released From State Custody

Outrage spread across the nation in February, after a mother in Buffalo, New York was stripped of her parental rights over her decision to homeschool her children. But now, after months of separation, a local court has finally restored Kiarre Harris’ custodial rights, and her children will soon be coming home. Kidnapped by…

Apr 19 07:19

Gaza’s only power plant has run out of fuel leaving Palestinian residents without electricity

The only power plant in the Gaza Strip has ceased producing electricity after running out of fuel, crippling the entire enclave with massive power cuts.

Around two million people in the Hamas-run territory are now coping with just two - four hours of power a day, leaving schools, hospitals and businesses unable to operate fully.

Since the water supply to many households relies on electric pumps, many people are also having difficulty washing, showering, cooking and doing laundry.

Apr 19 07:16

Facebook Instructs Its Employees To Attend Anti-trump Rally In Honor Of International Workers Day May 1

FACEBOOK INC. SAID IT WON’T PUNISH EMPLOYEES WHO TAKE TIME OFF TO JOIN PRO-IMMIGRANT PROTESTS ON MAY 1. AND, IN A NOD TO SECURITY STAFF, JANITORS, SHUTTLE-BUS DRIVERS AND OTHERS WHO WORK FOR FACEBOOK CONTRACTORS ON CAMPUS, THE COMPANY ALSO SAID IT WILL INVESTIGATE IF ANY OF ITS VENDORS ILLEGALLY CRACK DOWN ON THEIR EMPLOYEES’ PROTEST RIGHTS.



Apr 19 07:13

Banned chemicals contaminate groundwater near US bases on Okinawa

Elevated levels of two banned pollutants used by the US military have been detected in groundwater running under Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japanese officials have said. The Pentagon won’t let Okinawan officials on base to investigate.

The carcinogenics perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were found in high concentrations in underground water during surveys in August and January, the Okinawa prefectural government’s environmental protection department said in a statement.

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Japan banned the manufacture and importation of both chemicals in 2010. They are synthetic, fully fluorinated organic acids that have been linked to tumors, increases in body and organ weight and death in animals, Okinawan officials said. PFOS and PFOA are used in firefighting foam, aircraft grease, water-repellant materials and fluorine chemicals.

Apr 19 07:09

Space debris large enough to destroy a satellite has more than DOUBLED in the past 25 years, warn experts

And the estimated tally of tiny objects - which can harm or degrade spacecraft and satellites in the event of a collision and are hard to track - is now around 150 million.

Apr 19 07:07

Terrifying red-eyed MUTANT wasp is created for the first time using a controversial 'cut and paste' gene-editing technique

A terrifying new strain of red-eyed mutant have been created by scientists.

The wasps were developed in a lab to prove that gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny parasitic jewel wasps.

Apr 19 06:59

Hollow privacy promises from major Internet Service Providers

It’s no surprise that Americans were unhappy to lose online privacy protections earlier this month. Across party lines, voters overwhelmingly oppose the measure to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules for Internet providers that Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law.



Apr 19 06:56

Our Intellectual Bankruptcy: The "Religion" of Economics, UBI and Medicare For All

Clinging to magical-thinking fixes that change nothing on the fundamental level hastens collapse.

Apr 19 06:53

Scientists have invented a dryer that can dry clothes in half the time without heat

Waiting an hour for your clothes to dry can feel tedious.

But scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have developed a dryer that could make doing laundry much quicker. Called the ultrasonic dryer, it's expected to be up to five times more energy efficient than most conventional dryers and able dry a large load of clothes in about half the time.

Instead of using heat the way most dryers do, the ultrasonic dryer relies on high-frequency vibrations. Devices called green transducers convert electricity into vibrations, shaking the water from clothes. The scientists say that this method will allow a medium load of laundry to dry in 20 minutes, which is significantly less time than the average 50 minutes it takes in many heat-based machines.



Apr 19 06:51

Parents In Germany Face $26,500 Fine If They Don’t Destroy Controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ Dolls

After researchers found that My Friend Cayla dolls were recording users’ and sending this information out to a third party specializing in voice-recognition for police and military forces, officials in Germany told parents to get rid of the toys. In case families didn’t take that request seriously, the country’s telecommunications regulator has since clarified that parents who don’t destroy their Cayla dolls could face more than $25,000 in fines.

Apr 19 06:48

Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump

Soon, it may be hard for visa holders to board an international flight without submitting to a facial geometry scan. The TSA began testing facial recognition systems at Dulles Airport in 2015, then expanded the tests to New York’s JFK Airport last year. Face-reading check-in kiosks will be appearing at Ottawa International Airport this spring, and British Airways is rolling out a similar system at London’s Heathrow Airport, comparing faces captured at security screenings with a separate capture at the boarding gate. Now, a new project is poised to bring those same systems to every international airport in America.

Called Biometric Exit, the project would use facial matching systems to identify every visa holder as they leave the country.

Apr 19 06:43

Fixing your oven can cook your computer

If your Hotpoint cooker or washer's on the blink, don't arrange a repair by visiting company's site: Netcraft says the appliance vendor's foisting nastyware onto visitors.

Netcraft says it's found fake Java update dialogs on Hotpoint's UK and Republic of Ireland sites. If you click “Install” you won't be updating Java, you'll be firing up an obfuscated JavaScript that Hotpoint did not place on its site. That script tries to hide the fact it refers to a third-party site that can send a custom payload your way.

That payload won't do nice things to your endpoint and may expose you to attacks like drive-by malware or phishing.



Apr 19 06:41

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

Developer says he's found a way to stop Windows' new CPU check, which means updates flow again

Apr 19 05:23

Goldman Sachs claims propping up ‘the economy is great!’, funds Syrian war

The age of parasitic capitalism still hasn’t sputtered to its final death. Among the larger players is Goldman Sachs, the very same megabank that the oligarchs use to fund terrorism – like the latest foray into Syria. Goldman Sachs is known for money laundering, billion-dollar-lobbying for the ease of punishment for corporations who launder said money, drug pushing, defrauding investors, war profiteering, and now, outright lying in order to keep their grimy claws on as much government-baptized cash as possible.

Apr 19 05:20

FRAUD ALLEGATIONS TO TEST TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN’S NEW AUTHORITARIAN POWERS

US President Donald Trump was the first (and so far, to the best of our knowledge, only) Western leader to congratulate his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday on acquiring virtually dictatorial powers. But while the commanders-in-chief of NATO’s two largest armies may share a common authoritarian impulse, Trump may yet come to see Erdogan as a bad role model. Experts say the Turkish president’s proclamation of victory in Sunday’s referendum could bring short-term stability in NATO’s Middle Eastern anchor, but the future of this deeply divided country looks far from stable.


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Apr 19 01:06

CZECH REPUBLIC joins Hungary and Poland in confirming they’d risk EU sanctions rather than be forced to take more Muslims

The Czech Republic is not prepared to accept any more than the 12 Muslim invaders out of the 1,600 quota ordered for them by the EU, even if that means facing sanctions, said the nation’s interior minister.

April 18, 2017

Apr 18 23:33

There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns…”

Can you say Martial Law? Certain people would love to see blood on the streets.

Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in the face, by all accounts even the social justice warriors admit that they got a major beat-down.

This prompted a reddit discussion among the left’s tolerant resistance movement, with many asking how they can more effectively go to war against anyone who disagrees with their social, political, and economic views.

In short, as predicted, they are turning to militancy and mob action by mobilizing individuals and groups to attend combat training seminars, acquiring better equipment like baseball bats and helmets, and of course, if things really go bad… guns.

Apr 18 20:03

Trump: The New Face Of Crony Capitalism?


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Apr 18 19:54

The Globalist Ties Of Ivanka Trump

Apr 18 19:27

NASA SWAT Team Abuses Elderly Grandmother

Apr 18 16:44

Evidence suggests the Iranians took control of (hacked) a Patriot Missile Battery, and used it to shoot down a Black Hawk helicopter, killing 12 Saudi officers, in Yemen.

Evidence suggests the Iranians took control of (hacked) a Patriot Missile Battery, and used it to shoot down a Black Hawk helicopter, killing 12 Saudi officers, in Yemen.

NATO said they "strengthened" Turkish air defences when a German owned Patriot system was removed from the Turk/Syrian border. but insiders say it was 'hacked' and aimed at a passenger jet. (missile 1 mouse-click from being fired, but the hackers did not fire.)

Today, a Patriot air defence system was said to have mistaken a 200 MPH chopper for a 3,000 MPH 'Scud' missile.

Q: When was the last time you mistook something moving 200 MPH for something moving 3,000 MPH, and blasted it out of the sky? (The Yemeni defenders have flip-flops, not helicopters!)

Here's todays shoot-down in Yemen, but don't buy the excuse:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/12-saudi-military-men-killed-...



Apr 18 16:37

School-Issued Computers Spy On Children In US Without Parental Consent – Digital Rights Group

School-issued computer devices – provided to one-third of school children across the US – collect excessive amounts of highly sensitive personal data on the students without parental consent or even prior notice, a new study finds.

Apr 18 15:49

Muslim BLM Supporter Who 'Hates White People' Kills 3 in Fresco, Screams 'Allahu Akbar'

Black supremacist Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shot and killed three white people in Fresco, California on Tuesday while screaming "Allahu Akbar."

Apr 18 15:43

Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17

The meddler who will not go away…

Legal capacity not an issue when it comes to getting an abortion or a kid to vote demorat. But owning a gun? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Apr 18 15:43

By 2020 Two-Thirds Of Wild Animals Will Have Been Wiped Out Over A 50 Year Period As Mass Die-Offs Accelerate All Over The Planet

It has been called “the long extinction”. Our planet is in the process of dying, and as you will see below, this process of death and destruction appears to be accelerating.



Apr 18 15:41

Anti-Authoritarian Options For Suicidal Anti-Authoritarians

Suicide rates in the US have surged to a 30-year high at the same time that US antidepressant use has skyrocketed. While correlation is not the same as causation, this concurrence naturally raises questions from people comfortable challenging authorities—including mental health authorities. Does it help all people to view being suicidal as a symptom of mental illness for which standard psychiatric treatment is the most effective remedy? Or, for some people, could being suicidal be regarded—and cared for—in other ways?

Apr 18 15:40

Berkeley Burns Again With Political Violence

Conservatives be warned. If you go to a Trump rally or any other event where your political beliefs are shown to be in opposition to the soon-to-be-designated-terror-group, Antifa, then expect to be attacked. The anti-Trump protesters showed up with bear mace and other makeshift weapons and the pro-Trump supporters fought back with what they did have.

Apr 18 15:38

Trump's War On Urban "Carnage" Was A Ruse

One of President Trump’s favorite themes is what he calls “American carnage” — typified by “the violence” and “the gangs.”

To that end, he’s repeatedly highlighted the violence in Chicago. A few days after he was inaugurated, he even issued this warning via Twitter: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on… I will send in the Feds!”

Apr 18 15:38

Trump Considering “Kinetic Military Action” On North Korea Including “Sudden Strike”

Following Sunday’s failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg, which cited a “person familiar with his thinking”, is willing to consider ordering “kinetic” military action, including a sudden strike, to “counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region”.



Apr 18 15:33

Options Traders Running For The Hills?

Fear finally made its way into the equity options market at the end of last week – at least for a day.

Apr 18 15:32

IDN Safe

IDN Safe is a browser extension which blocks internationalized domain names to prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

IDN Safe blocks internationalized domain names also known as punycode domains. This helps you to identify them and will prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

The use of Unicode in domain names makes it potentially easier to spoof web sites as the visual representation of an IDN string in a web browser may make a spoof site appear indistinguishable to the legitimate site being spoofed, depending on the font used.

With IDN Safe you can temporarily allow domains or whitelist them at all. By default they are blocked.

Block Punycode phishing attacks on Chrome. Can be used on Opera when https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extensi... is installed.

Apr 18 15:22

HHGregg's empty stores may never find another retailer to fill their space



Apr 18 15:17

That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

The trouble – which was first noted way back in 2001 – is that some letters in other languages like Cyrillic are different but look almost identical. You can get identical-looking versions of "a", "B", "c", "i", "l", "O" and "p," among others.

So by combining the codes for these other letters with non-coded letters you can appear to spell out a word like "apple," therefore tricking people into visiting a different website from the one they think they are visiting.

Needless to say, the organization in charge of overseeing the domain name system, US-based ICANN, took this seriously and put out a warning back in 2005 on what it termed "homograph attacks."

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And so it turned to its community of internet engineers and policy makers and opened a formal comment forum to come up with "countermeasures" and "improve public protection from abusive use of domain names."

That was 12 years ago. What's happened since?

Not much, it seems.

Apr 18 15:11

Debian bins keys assigned to arrested Russian contributor

Debian has removed keys assigned to developer Dmitry Bogatov after he was arrested by Russian authorities for using the internet to organise protests. Or, as Russian outlet TASS puts it, “for terrorism and attempts to stage unrest in Moscow.”

Bogatov was remanded in custody for two months, but claims he was not at his keyboard at the time posts calling for protests were made. He's also said he will co-operate with authorities.

But his arrest has spooked projects he worked on, such as Debian for which he “currently maintains several packages for command line and system tools.” Debian says it stands by Bogatov and hopes “that he receives fair treatment and due process.” But the project has nonetheless “taken measures to secure its systems by removing Dmitry's keys in the case that they are compromised.”

Apr 18 15:08

vCenter phoned home 'customer improvement' data and opened remote code execution hole

Ever worried that software phoning home application performance data so vendors can learn from real-world users might become an attack vector? If so, your nightmare just came true: VMware's vCenter has just that problem, thanks to its use of the Adobe-derived open source BlazeDS messaging tool to process messages.

VMware's issued patches to vCenter 6.0 and vCenter 6.5, both rated critical. Previous versions of vCenter don't have the problem. Nor do users who opted out of VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Apr 18 14:59

The Syria Strikes: A Conspiracy Theory

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bump to the top

Apr 18 14:57

Man Goes Undercover in Berkley -- Exposes Who REALLY Starts The Violence [WATCH]

Political Social Experiment - Berkeley Trump Rally Protest - President Trump - Donald Trump - SJW - Fascist Protestors

Apr 18 14:50

US Navy Resumes T-45 Training Flights Despite Oxygen Concerns

The Navy has resumed training flights after making modifications to the oxygen system that were allegedly poisoning pilots. However, some lawmakers have complained that the modifications do not address the root problems.

Apr 18 14:30

Australian military advisors ‘hit by ISIS chemical attack’ in Mosul

AN Iraqi military unit containing Australian and US military advisors have been caught up in a chemical gas attack reportedly carried out by Islamic State.

Apr 18 14:24

Racist, Islamophobic Letter With 'Foreign Substance' On Quran Page Sent To CAIR's DC Headquarters

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that its Washington, D.C., headquarters has received a racist, Islamophobic letter sent from Michigan portraying former President Obama as a monkey and containing a page from an English translation of the Quran smeared with a “foreign substance” that is assumed to be feces.

Apr 18 14:21

Ted Cruz Worried that Democrats Will Engender Government Shutdown

Less than 24 hours ago, former Presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke out on his fears that the “Democratic radical left” will be responsible for the shutdown of government in the near future.

Apr 18 14:14

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

A Chinese infosec researcher has reported about an "almost impossible to detect" phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet.

He warned, hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, like Apple, Google, or Amazon to steal login or financial credentials and other sensitive information from users.

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Doesn't matter how much aware you're, anyone can fall victim to this "Almost Impossible to Detect" Phishing Attack.

Suggested solution to problem on Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/idn-safe/kegeenojcnijgmfgkcokknkbpmjcabdm?hl=en

Apr 18 14:04

Trump aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal

Unlikely coalition of fossil fuel firms, environmental groups and Republicans are calling on president to stay despite his pledge to ‘cancel’ agreement

Apr 18 13:31

Disney is teaching children that being secretly spied on is okay and is in the child's best interest

When I have to take care of my little cousin, we watch TV before sleep. Sometimes I think there's a lot of indoctrination in TV series for kids.

Apr 18 13:29

BOOGA BOOGA! FBI is Following Islamic Terrorist Threats in All 50 States – Threat Hits Peak

The Department of Homeland security just made a bombshell announcement: Federal law enforcement are now conducting investigations into Islamic terror groups in all 50 states.

DHS reports that the threats the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) are looking into are serious and threats have reached an all-time-high.

Apr 18 13:20

Breaking -- 3 people dead after shooting in downtown Fresno, California

Police say this guy went on a shooting spree in Downtown Fresno Catholic Charities, killing multiple people and yelled "Allah Akbar.

shooter ID'd as Kori Ali Muhammad

Apr 18 13:08

Something IS rotten in the state of Denmark and Germany and France…and every other Western country deluged with mass non-Western and Muslim immigration

Refuting the widely touted mantra that non-Western* ethnic diversity is our strength, it’s just the opposite: Mass immigration (aka demographic replacement) from third world and Muslim countries is neither a financial nor a cultural benefit.

Apr 18 13:01

"This Is An Important Discovery": Mummies Found In Ancient Tomb Near Egypt's Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor hailed as an "important discovery".

Apr 18 12:56

BOOGA BOOGA! Will North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities? (Video)

President Trump is prepared to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea should they attempt another nuclear test. Even the mainstream media is sounding the alarm bells when it comes to the potential for drastic escalation on the Korean peninsula. And while most Americans feel safe all the way across the Pacific, with the North Koreans’ supposed lack of long range missile capability, there is one possibility they may not have considered – multiple biological attacks by embedded North Korean agents.

Apr 18 12:50

Policy Advisers Urge Trump to Keep U.S. in Paris Accord

Exxon, Shell Join
Ivanka Trump to
Defend Paris
Climate Pac

Apr 18 12:35

Former Dem. Mayor Alex Blanco was sentenced to 27 months in prison

admitting to taking $110,000 from two unnamed developers for an affordable housing project

Apr 18 12:34

Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested

As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior.

The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.

Apr 18 12:32

The cancer-causing chemical lurking in YOUR shower: Senators urge FDA to ban dangerous toxin used in scores of bathing products

A carcinogenic chemical could be hiding in your shampoo.

The toxic substance - 1,4-dioxane - is used in a number of bath products including most pharmacy-stocked shower gels, lotions and even hand soaps.

Despite being identified as a carcinogen, companies are not required to list it on their product labels.

Apr 18 12:29

Rigging elections? New details emerge in theft of Ga. voting machines

Key electronic voter logs used in the Georgia special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat were swiped from the pickup truck of a poll worker during a grocery run, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.

Apr 18 12:03

Breaking -- Refugees take 13 U.N. mission staff hostage in eastern Congo

occupants had been demanding to be moved to a third country for months, but no one would take them.

Apr 18 11:33

Scott Adams: The Air Comes Out of the Anti-Trump Balloon

In January of this year, President Trump’s critics were marching in the streets because they believed he was about to go full-Hitler. Or maybe he was just crazy, and about to do something dangerously stupid.

Today their biggest complaint is that President Trump hasn’t shared his tax returns with the public.

How’s everything else looking?

Apr 18 11:27

Serving The Rich, Elite And Criminally Insane Capitalists: The Unsilencing Of Intellect

One of the toughest things I’ve been facing is the bald-faced collective delusion of fellow Americans. From the rank and file social worker, to even the people I serve – homeless, street people, addicted, just out of prison – to the creeps at the top, like my own Oregon’s Phil Knight, Nike guy, all the way through to the politicians, bureaucrats, and those vaunted intellectuals.

Apr 18 11:17

Is A Major Ukrainian Offensive Against The Rebels Looming?

The Minsk ceasefire agreement completely collapsed in January 2015, with renewed heavy fighting across the conflict zone, including Donetsk International Airport and Debaltsovo. A new ceasefire, called Minsk II, was agreed to on 12 February 2015.

Minsk II largely held if you don’t count near-daily artillery fire and periodic small-unit actions that have killed many hundreds on each side. However, there are numerous signs another major outbreak might be at hand.

Speculation on a renewed major outbreak comes from an April 9 Website Post by Alexander Khodakovsky.

That poster, from the preceding link, is reminiscent of a WWII call to arms. The message on the poster translates as “Join the Peoples’ Militia!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If a major Ukrainian offensive is eminent, the US military is in no position to assist Ukrainian troops, as our troop strength has been rendered paper-thin by multiple deployments in numerous places around the world.

Apr 18 11:13

M 6.0 - 255km WNW of Iquitos, Peru

Apr 18 11:13

M 6.0 - 289km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Apr 18 11:08

Iraqis Making Freelance Bomb Disposal Into A Lucrative New Business

When someone gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right?

And so it goes in Freedom Land of Iraq, where for many, now out from under the heels of Islamic State, the Iraqi people have only to clear out all the bombs, IEDs, and unexploded ordnance left everywhere they want to live by all sides in this ongoing clusterf*ck of foreign policy adventurism.

Apr 18 11:07

‘Calexit’ Breaks Up, Ends Petition For 2018 California Ballot

The leaders of the “Calexit” movement, or Yes California, are going their separate ways. Signature-gathering slowed and donors fled amid negative publicity exploiting one organizer’s ties to Russia. Now Californians will have to wait to take up secession.

Apr 18 11:06

US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests, sources say

The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang, two sources briefed on the planning have told the Guardian.

Amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, the Pentagon is looking for ways short of war to pressure the country into denuclearization, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea warns 'thermonuclear war could break out at any moment'
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The defense secretary, James Mattis, has briefed Congress on the option, but the military has not yet decided to intercept a test missile.

One US official said the prospective shoot-down strategy would be aimed at occurring after a nuclear test, with the objective being to signal Pyongyang that the US can impose military consequences for a step Donald Trump has described as “unacceptable”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this article is not sourced. And in my world, if something is not sourced, or attributable to someone, it cannot operate in the sphere of true, honest reporting.

And I hope to heck this is not really a scenario on the table; such an act by the US military against a North Korean missile test, would rightly be perceived by the North Korean government as an act of war.

Apr 18 10:54

TRUMP SAYS EVERYONE SHOULD GO READ THIS BOOK, THE REASON WHY IS SO DARN FUNNY!

Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, Many Democrats don’t like America. It stands for oppressions, fascism, or some other evil-ism in their eyes. It’s a sad state of affairs. On Monday, at 8:13 a.m., Donald Trump published a tweet that told Americans to go read a book titled “Reasons to Vote For Democrats” by Michael J. Knowles.

Apr 18 10:45

The Return of Commercial Prison Labour

Prisons are seldom mentioned under the rubric of labour market institutions such as temporary work contracts or collective bargaining agreements. Yet, prisons not only employ labour but also cast a shadow on the labour force in or out of work. The early labour movement considered the then prevalent use of prison labour for commercial purposes as unfair competition. By the 1930s, the U.S. labour movement was strong enough to have work for commercial purposes prohibited in prisons.

Apr 18 10:42

Trump To Sign Executive Order Targeting Foreign Workers

US President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order which will make it more difficult for US companies to bring in foreign workers.

Apr 18 10:42

Military Adventurism: The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

Washington has never made any effort to conceal its contempt for North Korea. In the 64 years since the war ended, the US has done everything in its power to punish, humiliate and inflict pain on the Communist country. Washington has subjected the DPRK to starvation, prevented its government from accessing foreign capital and markets, strangled its economy with crippling economic sanctions, and installed lethal missile systems and military bases on their doorstep.

Negotiations aren’t possible because Washington refuses to sit down with a country which it sees as its inferior. Instead, the US has strong-armed China to do its bidding by using their diplomats as interlocutors who are expected to convey Washington’s ultimatums as threateningly as possible. The hope, of course, is that Pyongyang will cave in to Uncle Sam’s bullying and do what they are told.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

it is entirely correct that North Korea has developed its nuclear weapons program as a deterrent to a potential pre-emptive US strike against it.

I seriously doubt that North Korea would ever fire the first volley at either South Korea, or American assets nearby; but I do think that if the US government and military want this war, and want it quickly, they will create some kind of "false flag" event, and blame it on North Korea.

Right now, the US government is working against a "hard deadline" of 9 May, which is when the next South Korean election will be held, and if the candidate who wins favors the "sunshine policy" toward North Korea (social/economic engagement, no military hostility against it), President Trump will have "lost the window" for a strike against North Korea for some time.

Of course, I would be reasonably certain that the American Deep State is lining the pockets of candidates who have a more "martial" approach to the "problem" of North Korea; but if that doesn't work, the US government may well be thinking about creating that above-referenced false flag.

Apr 18 10:35

Is There Vaccine Cause-And-Correlation Regarding The Dramatic Rise In Children’s Chronic Diseases?

Is there a “cause and correlation” effect relative to children’s chronic health issues surrounding the overwhelmingly accelerating negative health demographics seemingly related following the inordinate mandated number of multi-valent vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as administered by pediatricians since the 1990s? That’s a unique and…

Apr 18 10:25

Contractor Whose Business Model Is Price Gouging the Pentagon Has Powerful Wall St. Backers

ON MARCH 21, first-term Congressman Ro Khanna sent a letter asking the Pentagon’s inspector general to investigate TransDigm, an aerospace supplier he accused of cornering the market on proprietary parts for military aircraft and then jacking up the prices.

The California Democrat charged that TransDigm operates as a “hidden monopolist,” to “enrich a few individual financiers who stand to benefit at the expense of our troops and weapons systems.”

The letter rebounded across Washington and Wall Street. TransDigm stock dropped over 10 percent in two days. The business press highlighted the story; The Huffington Post called TransDigm “The Martin Shkreli of defense contracting.”

In a nation that once saw a senator become president in part because of his investigation of war profiteering — and where memories of the Pentagon buying $640 toilet seats still linger — the story of a greedy corporation ripping off the military seemed to have legs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story demonstrates precisely what is wrong with the culture of corporate weapons manufacturers, and must be stopped; it is putting our military at high risk, because unlike the US, Russia and China are getting value for their military spending, and not getting gouged.

I would strongly suggest that with any future defense contracts, that they are worded in such a way that the presidents of those companies which sign the contracts must become personally liable when these items are delivered so late as to be obsolete; do not work at all as advertise;, or are massively over budget.

And by personal liability, I mean, jail time, and not in a "Club Fed"; that SHOULD "cure the problem."

Apr 18 10:16

The American Government’s Secret Plan for Surviving the End of the World

Among the greatest foreign-policy dilemmas faced by former President Jimmy Carter is one that has never been publicly aired but is gaining new relevance. It concerns nuclear war, and how the U.S. government would survive it. Carter’s decisions remain classified, but documents newly declassified by the CIA, along with the archives at several presidential libraries, provide a new window into the White House’s preparations for an imminent apocalypse.

Today, such an apocalypse could be triggered by any number of nuclear-armed states, including North Korea and Pakistan. During Carter’s presidency, such anxieties were focused squarely on the Soviet Union. It was during that period that military planners in both the Soviet Union and United States began to grapple with what until then had been an unthinkable heresy: abandoning the Mutually Assured Destruction catechism that had governed global order since the 1950s and preparing for surviving an all-out nuclear war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; in the case of an all-out nuclear war, those in the bowels of power in DC have their bunkers, and all the amenities necessary to survive in style; most of We the People do not.

Therefore, I would like to politely suggest that our government, our military, and the Trump Administration, find other ways of resolving its geopolitical issues with other countries through moral, hard-won, intelligent negotiations, rather than war.

Apr 18 10:13

First Woman To Run Boston Marathon Does It Again 50 Years Later

The first woman to ever compete in the Boston Marathon crossed the finish line again a half-century after since she was nearly thrown out by an official. Kathrine Switzer was among many inspirational runners at the 2017 race.

Apr 18 10:08

What Would Korean War II Look Like?

The US could literally blow North Korea off the map using tactical nuclear weapons based in Japan, South Korea and at sea with the 7th Fleet. Or delivered by B-52 and B-1 bombers and cruise missiles. But this would cause clouds of lethal radiation and radioactive dust to blanket Japan, South Korea and heavily industrialized northeast China, including the capital, Beijing.

China would be expected to threaten retaliation against the United States, Japan and South Korea to deter a nuclear war in next door Korea. At the same time, if heavily attacked, a fight-to-the-end North Korea may fire off a number of nuclear-armed medium-range missiles at Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and South Korea. These missiles are hidden in caves in the mountains on wheeled transporters and hard to identify and knock out.

This is a huge risk. Such a nuclear exchange would expose about a third of the world’s economy to nuclear contamination, not to mention spreading nuclear winter around the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: bellicose hubris, and subsequent threats, will not work here.

And the price of such a war on the Korean Peninsula, in blood, money, and nuclear contamination, will be both unimaginable...and irreversible.

What needs to happen, is for China to get North Korea back on board with a summit to hammer out a true peace deal to replace the armistice, with the quid pro quo being no US invasion of North Korea, and North Korea ending its nuclear weapons program in return.

Such a plan is simple, elegant, and logical, and precludes the need for any military action against North Korea.

You're welcome, Mr. President!! :-)

Apr 18 10:06

ALERT! MAJOR MEDIA OUTLET JUST CAUGHT IN MASSIVE FAKE NEWS STING OPERATION - THEY JUST LOST MILLIONS

Facebook announced Friday that the company has discovered and dismantled a network of fake accounts that have been rising on the site over the last six months. The result of that purge has caused tremendous damage to one news outlet’s Facebook page in particular — USA Today.

Apr 18 10:01

US Threats Of War Against North Korea Continue

Despite a failed North Korean missile launch on Sunday morning and Washington’s relatively muted response, tensions in North East Asia remain extremely high. The Trump administration is continuing to warn that military force could be used in response to any nuclear or missile test by Pyongyang.

Apr 18 10:00

Legal Chaos In Arkansas As Judges Halt State Plan To Carry Out Unprecedented Spate Of Executions

Arkansas’s plan to carry out an unprecedented series of executions has been thrown into chaos.

Apr 18 09:58

Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries

US president Donald Trump sounded sincere when he described how he felt after seeing pictures of "beautiful little babies" allegedly killed by a Syrian government chemical weapons attack on April 4.

“These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated," said Trump, and hours later, the US launched nearly 60 tomahawk missiles in response to the allegations.

But what about the beautiful little babies killed by US bombs since Trump became president? Is Trump not concerned about those children because they were killed by his missiles, and not Assad’s chemical weapons?

In the first three months of his presidency, Trump has dropped bombs – and killed children – in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am rather struck by the utter cynicism and hypocrisy of the Trump Administration, which seems to collectively believe that the assassinations and deaths of some children are "...more equal than others" - particularly if those deaths can be used as "justification/propaganda" for supporting US military action against specific countries, like Syria, which did not use poison gas against its own people.

Apr 18 09:51

India army's use of Kashmir protester as 'human shield' sparks outrage online

Video footage of a Kashmiri protester tied to an Indian army jeep - apparently as a human shield - has generated outrage on social media. India-administered Kashmir has been in the grip of violence for months.

The 11-second clip, which has gone viral on social media, showed an unidentified man tied to the front of an army vehicle as it passed through a street in the Budgam district. The area was the scene of violent demonstrations last weekend as Indian police and paramilitary forces clashed with protesters during a by-election.

A voice speaking in Hindi in the background of the video can be heard saying: "Stone throwers will meet a similar fate."

The army has ordered an investigation into the incident. The state police filed a formal complaint against the army and began its own probe following directions from state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, a local police officer said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the blithering idiot in the Indian Army who ordered this use of a Kashmiri man as a human shield; this is simply going to exacerbate the situation in Kashmir, not ratchet down the violence.

And Indian President Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, a word, please.

By not holding that desperately needed referendum in Kashmir, through which the Kashmiri people decide if they want to be an independent nation; remain with India, or become a part of Pakistan, you, sir, are very much complicit in the bloodshed of both your military, and the Kashmiri people.

You have been in office since 2012, and yet have done nothing to stop this madness.

In the charter of the UN, a world body of which India is a member, there is a principle enshrined in it, and that principle is peaceful self determination.

The late US President John Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

President Mukherjee, I can nearly guarantee you that if India has nothing to offer but further suppression here, there will be a "tipping point" in Kashmir that may well lead to a violent revolution, which the Indian military will ultimately be utterly unable to control.

I am hoping that you have the moral courage to make such a politically complex, and difficult, but morally clear, decision, and give Kashmir its referendum, and very soon.

Apr 18 09:48

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve is, and always has been, politicized

Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Apr 18 09:46

The Communist Party are On the Ballots Once Again in the UK: The Hammer and Sickle Flying Proudly

When voters in Birmingham received their ballots through the door for the upcoming “Metro” Mayoral Elections taking place on next month, many were surprised to see the “Hammer and Sickle” logo and a Communist party candidate. Apparently the deaths of 150,000,000 odd people has not been quite enough to shame activists into silence. And what may be even more surprising, is that the “Communist Party of Great Britain” never actually went away. It has been operating openly and working on the sidelines of British politics for almost 100 years.

Apr 18 09:46

Shock poll puts eurosceptics in LEAD in Italy AND Sweden spelling nightmare for EU

ITALY’S main eurosceptic party has soared to a six point poll lead as Sweden’s populists gained ground in the aftermath of the terror attack on Stockholm.

The anti-euro Five Star Movement (M5S) rocketed to 31.5 per cent of the vote in a recent poll, pulling well ahead of the ruling socialists who are languishing on 25 per cent.

At the same time the nationalist Sweden Democrats, who have pledged to hold a Swexit referendum, saw their lead extend to four per cent in the first survey to be carried out since the horror attack in the country’s capital.

Apr 18 09:31

Chrome, Firefox, and Opera Vulnerable to Undetectable Phishing Attack

Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are vulnerable to a new variation of an older attack that allows phishers to register and pass fake domains as the websites of legitimate services, such as Apple, Google, eBay, and others.

Apr 18 09:28

Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy

We seem poised for a great debate over tax policy in the next few months. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are likely to push for various plans to reduce taxes on the wealthy. Progressives, and hopefully most of the Democrats, will be fighting back. While concerns over deficits are hugely exaggerated, at the end of the day we will need some revenue, and it makes much more sense that it come from people like Donald Trump and his cabinet members than ordinary workers.

Apr 18 09:28

Why The Donald Should Cool It On North Korea – The Fat Boy Can’t Even Deliver His ‘Little Boy’

The realized truth of modern history is crystal clear. Washington had no business intervening in a quarrel between two no-count wanna be dictators (Syngman Rhee and Kim il Sung) on the Korean peninsula in June 1950, and surely has no business still stationing 29,000 American soldiers there 67 years latter.

Yet owing to the institutionalized albatross of that mis-vectored history, the world is now much closer to the brink of nuclear war than at any time since the dark days of the early cold war. And the Donald has become just the latest political tourist in the Oval Office to succumb to the Deep State’s false, self-serving narrative about why the American imperium remains decamped on the 38th parallel.

Apr 18 09:26

‘Fake meat’ from Impossible Foods, backed by Bill Gates and Google, is loaded with GMOs and MSG … Is anyone surprised?

When it comes to innovation in Silicon Valley, nothing is sacred – including meat! That’s right, a team of chemical scientists has developed a new type of fake meat under the branding of “Impossible Foods” that, with the backing of Bill Gates, Google and many of the other usual suspects, is now being pushed as a viable meat alternative that looks, tastes and smells like real meat. But underneath its juicy surface are toxic ingredients like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), monosodium glutamate (MSG), fake vitamins and all sorts of other toxins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Soylent Red?

Apr 18 09:24

Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets

A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, two U.S. officials told Fox News, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island -- the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S.

The two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers flew roughly 280 miles southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the Air Defense Identification Zone of the United States.

The U.S. Air Force scrambled two F-22 stealth fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the Russian bombers.

The American jets flew alongside the Russian bombers for 12 minutes, before the Russian bombers reversed course and headed back to their base in eastern Russia.

Apr 18 09:20

Wikileaks Warns: Bitcoins Open to CIA

Apr 18 09:19

Afghan Ex-President Karzai: Trump Committed an Atrocity With Massive Bombing

While the current Afghan government tries to defend the US use of the MOAB “Mother of All Bombs” last week against the Nangarhar Province, former President Hamid Karzai was extremely critical of the action, calling it an “immense atrocity” against fellow human beings.

Karzai complained that the current government was not offering enough comment when the US commits large strikes, saying the use of the largest non-nuclear bomb in history amounted both to a violation of Afghan sovereignty, and inherent disrespect to Afghanistan’s soil and environment.

The MOAB strike was dropped in the Achin District of Nangarhar, above what the US claimed was a substantial tunnel network used by ISIS. Though there is no sign of damage done to the tunnels, and MOAB is not intended to be a penetration bomb, President Trump has heralded it as a “successful event.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hamid Karzai is absolutely correct in his assessment here.

And I have to ask why the general who ordered this strike believed it was the right weapon to use at this time, and what the true objective really was.

Apr 18 09:19

Former Department of Defense Science Adviser Debunks Claims of Syrian Chemical Attacks

By Derrick Broze

As the United States and Western allies march closer to full-scale conflict with Syria, many of their claims are now being scrutinized and dissected by a skeptical public.

On April 4, residents of the town of Khan Shaykhun suffered a chemical gas attack that reportedly killed 74 and injured 557. Despite a lack of evidence or investigation, the United States government, allied governments, and compliant media were quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The dead stream media ignored the fact that Khan Shaykhun was under the control of Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group which the United States has been funding throughout the Syrian civil war. Instead, the West claimed that Assad launched an air strike which released sarin gas, leading to the deaths and injuries...

Apr 18 09:12

Japan May Consider Deploying Troops in Case of DPRK Missile Fall in Its Waters

Japanese government is reportedly considering the possibility of deploying the Self-Defense Forces in case of a fall of a North Korean missile in the country's territorial waters.

For the first time the Japanese government is considering the possibility of deploying the Self-Defense Forces in case of a fall of a North Korean missile in the country's territorial waters, local media reported on Tuesday.
The laws adopted on March 29, 2016, divided security threats into three categories: the possibility of military aggression, obvious threat of military aggression and military aggression.

The government wants to recognize fall of a foreign missile in its territorial waters as an obvious threat of military aggression, which allows deployment of troops, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This posture is a huge escalation for the Japanese government, and I hope to heck that the US, Japan, and South Korea are coordinating on these moves, because any further threat against North Korea could, potentially, put Kim Jung Un into another tailspin, where he orders the launching of more missiles, some of which may probably wind up in the Sea of Japan.

Apr 18 09:04

McCain: North Korea Is First ‘Real Test’ of Trump’s Presidency

Amid rising tensions with North Korea and new evidence of a failed missile test, Sen. John McCain said Sunday that "this could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, John!

Apr 18 09:03

Why The Donald Should Cool It On North Korea "The Fat Boy" Can't Even Deliver His "Little Boy"!

The realized truth of modern history is crystal clear. Washington had no business intervening in a quarrel between two no-count wanna be dictators (Syngman Rhee and Kim Il Sung) on the Korean peninsula in June 1950, and surely has no business still stationing 29,000 American soldiers there 67 years latter.

Rhee's army and national police were drawn from the ranks of those who had collaborated with the Japanese occupation during World War II, and this was the biggest factor that made civil war inevitable. That the US backed these quislings guaranteed widespread support for the Communist forces led by Kim IL Sung, and provoked the rebellion in the South that was the prelude to open North-South hostilities. Rhee, for his part, was eager to draw in the United States, and the North Koreans, for their part, were just as eager to invoke the principle of proletarian internationalism to draw in the Chinese and the Russians.

Apr 18 08:58

Trump White House Taking 'Marching Orders' From Hundreds Of CEOs: Report

Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has met with at least 190 corporate executives, not including phone calls with heads of banks or his numerous Wall Street appointees, the watchdog group Public Citizen reported Monday in a new analysis.

Apr 18 08:56

It snowed so much this winter Squaw Valley might stay open straight through next year

Did you hear? It snowed a lot in the Sierra Nevada this winter. Unless you spent the cold months avoiding the news (we wouldn’t blame you), then you already know it’s a record-breaking season.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, sister ski resorts north of Lake Tahoe, have tallied nearly 60 feet of snow this winter. At a slightly higher elevation, Sugar Bowl at Donner Summit hit 751 inches — 63 feet! — this month. Last week alone, Squaw reported three feet of snow.

Last Thursday, the National Weather Service announced the Northern Sierra Nevada region, comprising eight separate climate stations, achieved its wettest water year on record.

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Apr 18 08:55

7th-grader's science project finds cancer-fighting chemicals in green tea

Stephen Litt has been conducting science experiments since he was in first grade. Every year, the projects became more and more complicated — until finally, as a 7th grader, he came across something that gained national attention.

The 12-year-old boy from Marietta, Georgia, discovered evidence that chemicals in green tea may have cancer-fighting potential.

For this year’s science fair project, he tested epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant in green tea, to determine whether it could prevent breast cancer tumors in planaria, a type of flatworms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope major universities will be having duels with cream puffs over where this kid gets into college, and that a full tuition scholarship will be waiting for him when he gets there; bravo to his parents, and to his school science teacher!!

Apr 18 08:54

Trump And The Age Of Magical Thinking

The term "magical thinking" refers to how children believe that their thoughts have a direct effect on the rest of the world. So last week we learned that the Trump Bump is not real. Lower taxes, increased spending, these were never really serious goals, but merely political talking points.

Apr 18 08:52

Sen. John McCain meets with Iranian dissidents relocated to Albania

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met with a group representing Iranian dissidents in Albania on Friday.

Speaking to members of the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, the largest of five organizations in the National Council of Resistance of Iran, at their headquarters in Tirana, McCain spoke about his opposition to the Iranian regime. "Someday, Iran will be free. Someday, we will all gather in that square," McCain said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

McCain wants to see a repeat of Ukraine's Maidan square and Syria's foreign supported war, inside Iran, allying himself with terrorist groups like MEK who killed many innocent people inside Iran and Iraq over the years.

A reminder: McCain's actual job is supposed to be Arizona!

Apr 18 08:50

Shock: Dem Ossoff Forced to Reveal He Does NOT Live in Georgia CD-06 District --- He’s Trying to Win Today! – Video

Fake Candidate: Dem Ossoff can't even vote for himself since he doesn't live in the district he trying to win

Apr 18 08:50

75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DETAINED FOR 2 HOURS IN URINE-SOAKED PANTS FOR TRYING TO SELL MOON ROCK SHARD

A sad and infuriating lead sentence from the LA Times: "A 75-year-old woman who tried to sell a paperweight containing a speck of moon rock may try to hold a federal agent liable for detaining her for two hours in a public parking lot in urine-soaked pants, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday." The good news is that she is going to sue NASA for the humiliating treatment.

She decided to try to sell the paperweights and contacted auction houses without success. She finally emailed NASA for help in finding a buyer for what she called “rare Apollo 11 space artifacts.” She explained how her late husband had received them.

Norman Conley, a special agent and criminal investigator for NASA’s Office of Inspector General, was assigned to investigate whether Davis really possessed a moon rock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It takes a real, 24 carat b*stard to do something like this to a 75 year old woman.

Apr 18 08:49

Almost a third of Russians see possibility of war with US – poll

Thirty percent of Russians think that war between Russia and the US is possible, according to a recent survey. Russians have also changed their attitude to Donald Trump following the US strike on Syria.

The survey, conducted by state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM on April 11-12, reveals that, among those who answered ‘yes’ to the question about the possibility of war, 16 percent consider war between the two world powers to be “highly possible,” while another 14 percent believe that a war is already underway.

Apr 18 08:48

Saudi military aircraft crashes over Yemen, at least 12 killed – reports

A Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the Saudi Arabian military has crashed in Yemen, killing at least 12 personnel, according to Saudi news agency SPA.

Apr 18 08:47

Russia Warns U.S. Not To Act Unilaterally Against North Korea

In response to the US vice president, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that Mike Pence’s statement on the US running out of “strategic patience”
towards Pyongyang does not contribute to resolving the crisis. The top Russian diplomat also voiced hope there will be no repeat of the US strike on Syria in North Korea.

On Monday, speaking from the DMZ, Mike Pence said the world has witnessed the “strength and resolve of Trump in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan,” and threatened North Korea “not to test” this resolve or “or the strength of the armed forces of the United States.”

Apr 18 08:46

Putin the boot in! Trump’s supersonic stealth fighters land in Britain to boost Nato and face off Russian aggression

Donald Trump has sent supersonic stealth fighters to Britain in his latest move to ward off Russian aggression.

Six F-35A Lightning IIs have been filmed landing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk ahead of Nato training drills across Europe over the coming weeks.

And the US Air Force tweeted: ‘Next step for #F35 in #USAF! Great flying in UK!’

It is believed the jets have been sent to the UK to reassure eastern European nations of the US’s commitment to Nato amid high tensions with Russia and president Vladimir Putin.

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