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October 7, 2017

Oct 07 16:13

OMG Facebook to Partner with Neocons to Fact Check Stories

Oct 07 13:55

Satellite shows Hurricane NATE reaching STUPEFYING heights | -120 Fahrenheit! Severe Hurricane Warning for Alabama on Sunday



Taboola
Oct 07 11:50

CNN creates fake news: Demonstrates "bump stock" with grenade launcher and silencer, no bump stock

So instead of a bump stock they show an adjustable stock… adjusting? On a rifle with a freaking grenade launcher and silencer? Why didn’t they also include a 1000 round banana clip looking like a wooly mammoth tusk while they were at it? Geeze CNN is beyond ridiculous. They need to have all of their licenses for whatever they do just revoked.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Oct 07 11:12

Identities of Three US Green Berets Killed in Niger Released, Fourth Found Dead

On Wednesday, ten to 12 Green Berets were accompanying a patrol of Nigerien forces about 120 miles north of the capital city of Niamey. They came within 20 miles of the Mali border, whereupon approximately 40-50 assailants attacked. AQIM is one of several militant groups currently in revolt against the Malian government.

The ambush was successful, killing four Green Berets and five Nigerien troops. Gunships from France, which runs their own military operations in Mali, arrived at the scene and dispersed the ambushers. Three Green Beret deaths were confirmed by the Pentagon almost immediately, with the fourth announced on Friday.

Oct 07 11:09

US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal May Lead to Tehran ‘Outbreaks’

Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky told Sputnik on Thursday that a possible US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran may lead to possible “outbreaks” from Tehran.

Earlier on Thursday, the Washington Post newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump intended to “de-certify” the nuclear deal with Iran next week.

Oct 07 11:07

US will lose the trade war with China – Jim Rogers

If they put sanctions on China in a big way, it brings the whole world economy down.

Sanctions are sanctions. They could do sanctions which are not very important or don’t do much damage. And then they will have good public relations which says they have sanctions, but it is meaningless. I would suspect if anything, that is what they will start with.

Oct 07 10:43

Over 100,000 People Evacuated in Moscow Over False Bomb Explosion Warnings

A wave of anonymous calls over bomb threats in education facilities, shopping centers and administrative buildings has led to a mass evacuation in Moscow on Friday.

More than 100,000 people were evacuated in the Russian capital over false warnings of explosive devices.

The warnings had not been confirmed, but the police had to evacuate Moscow residents due to security reasons.

"More than 130 reports of explosion threats have been received from law enforcement agencies since the beginning of the day, about 100,000 people have been evacuated from all buildings," a source said on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be highly coordinated; but by whom, and for what purpose?!? The destabilization of Russia, with a thought toward "regime change" in Moscow?!?

Wars can be psycological, as well as physical. If 100,000 people are evacuated on false threats of bombings, it will be very hard for those people to really trust that the Russian government can actually protect them in a real emergency.

Was this the purpose?!? To cause the Russian people to lose trust in their government, and very specifically, Vladimir Putin?!? Only time will tell.

Oct 07 10:38

FOX NEWS: Man detained after 11 pedestrians hurt in London; incident not terror, police say

(*Give it time , they probably haven't rifled the guys car yet to find
-Fake I.D.
-copy of Koran
-ISIS Key Chain & bottle opener
-Black ski mask
-Machete
-Trunkful of ordinance)



Oct 07 10:24

The U.S. Justice System Must Focus On Elite Criminality

Two very important articles published in recent days serve to once again highlight America’s metastasizing elite criminality problem. A problem which our justice system simply refuses to address.

This corrupt two-tier justice system is something I’ve been focused on from the very beginning of my writings, and I continue to see it as a civilization-level threat for this country if not aggressively addressed and confronted in the very near future.

The two articles in question focus on different aspects of untouchable elite culture in America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Mr. Durden!!

Oct 07 10:19

Antifa Group Plans Nationwide 'Deface Columbus Day' Actions for Monday

Violent left-wing anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues this coming Monday.

Five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, according to Far Left Watch. In one case last month, vandals defaced a "larger-than-life" statue of Columbus in Central Park, leaving blood-red paint on his hands, and scrawled, "Hate will not be tolerated" and “#SomethingsComing” on its pedestal.

What is coming appears to be a coordinated campaign to destroy monuments all across the country on Columbus Day.

The NYC-based antifa group Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) made the announcement on Thursday, September 21, calling on antifa groups nationwide to “decorate” their neighborhoods.

According to Far Left Watch, RAM is "an extremely militant group that advocates for the violent redistribution of property" and for "the abolition of gender."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are a reader of this blog, living in a large, urban area, please prep, at least a bit, for such an event.

Make sure you have food, water, extra prescriptions for your family and pets which will enable you to "hang tight" for a couple of days, if the rioting gets intense, and police are telling people to "shelter in place."

If you must go out on Monday, please have a way to defend yourself with which you are comfortable, if you find yourself needing to be in a place close to the riots, if they happen.

Oct 07 10:10

The Six ‘Secret’ Tactics of Empire

The 6 ‘secret’ tactics of empire are strategies of change used by governments, usually covertly, to attain political or military ends through means not normally acceptable to the populace as a whole. The strategies are as follows:

1. False Flag Attacks
2. Coercive Engineered Migration
3. Colour Revolutions
4. Humanitarian Intervention
5. Proxy Armies
6. Fake News

The relationship of the state or a political force to the various strategies depends on the political aim. Sometimes there is a direct and openly admitted relationship to the strategy and sometimes it is fervently denied. The outcome of any such strategy is never guaranteed and, indeed, may even have the opposite effect to that intended.

This makes the strategies of change high-risk ventures for the participants as well as those for whom the strategy is hoped to benefit. In some cases these strategies of change seem to be perceived as the only way to change a situation, or at least the most expedient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As you are deconstructing current events through the eyes, and logic, of an intelligent human being, please remember these tools, and how they are used in American geopolitics to nurture an agenda.

Oct 07 10:04

US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

The intelligence division at the Treasury Department has repeatedly and systematically violated domestic surveillance laws by snooping on the private financial records of US citizens and companies, according to government sources.

Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizens’ and residents’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the Treasury’s intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens’ financial records. The NSA said that any allegations that it “is operating outside of its authorities and knowingly violating U.S. persons’ privacy and civil liberties is categorically false.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Conducting illegal searches is standard operating procedure for all Federal agencies; then, they lie about it, attempting to cover it up.



Owl 1
Oct 07 09:58

NAUSEATING THANK YOU NOTES TO HILLARY

Holy Moly. Did you see what happened on the Tonight Show? The Left has lost their mind.

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Oct 07 09:55

JOHN KIRIAKOU, CIA OFFICER IN TORTURE LEAK CASE, INJURED IN SERIOUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Updated | John Kiriakou, a prominent ex-CIA officer who was among the first to reveal the agency’s torture program, was seriously injured in a scooter accident earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

Kiriakou says he suffered six broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a fractured vertebrae in an accident Tuesday night en route to a bookstore in northwest D.C. "I had a port installed in my neck and a second port installed in my back to take targeted painkillers,” he wrote on his Facebook page. "Thank God I was wearing a helmet.”

Kiriakou was driving his Vespa in northwest Washington Tuesday night when a car stopped suddenly in front of him. He plowed into the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to George Washington University Hospital, Radack says.

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department said it had no record of the incident and referred inquiries to the U.S. Park Police, which also patrols the area. The Park Police could not be reached for comment in time for publication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was most likely a botched assassination attempt; why else did Washington Metro Police claim they did not have any information on it, and the Park Police refused to comment?!?

John, along with that helmet, please get your Kevlar undies on; don't get "depressed", and don't ride in small aircraft, for heaven's sake!!

Oct 07 09:47

When the Government Declared War on the First Amendment

It all started with President Woodrow Wilson. On April 2, 1917, Wilson urged the nation into battle against Germany in order to "make the world safe for democracy." But the president also set his sights on certain enemies located much closer to home. "Millions of men and women of German birth and native sympathy...live among us," Wilson observed. "If there should be disloyalty, it will be dealt with with a firm hand of repression."

That firm hand came in the form of the Espionage Act, which Congress passed in June 1917 and Wilson eagerly signed into law. Among other things, the act made it illegal to "convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies." That sweeping language effectively criminalized most forms of anti-war speech. If convicted of obstructing the war effort, the guilty party faced up to $10,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should America be going to war with any of its "enemies du jour" in the 21st century, look for even more draconian repressions on freedom of speech, and the outright criminalisation of the right to speak logically and peacefully about Federal governmental decisions with which you may not agree.



Oct 07 09:41

Jimmy Carter: What I’ve learned from North Korea’s leaders

Over more than 20 years, I have spent many hours in discussions with top North Korean officials and private citizens during visits to Pyongyang and to the countryside. I found Kim Il Sung (their “Great Leader”), Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and other leaders to be both completely rational and dedicated to the preservation of their regime.

What the officials have always demanded is direct talks with the United States, leading to a permanent peace treaty to replace the still-prevailing 1953 cease-fire that has failed to end the Korean conflict. They want an end to sanctions, a guarantee that there will be no military attack on a peaceful North Korea, and eventual normal relations between their country and the international community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What President Carter is saying, is completely logical.

But on this issue, President Trump has backed himself into a rather intense geopolitical corner, and it's going to be a hard one to get out of.

All during his campaign, Trump swore that he would never allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons; at this point, it is very likely that North Korea is either close to, or has developed, nuclear weapons.

They are also developing missles which can fly a longer trajectory than ever before, and are coming close to staging accurately, which means that they can hit at what they are aiming.

The following article is a very interesting history about a 72 year relationship between North Korea and the US government, and how the US broke its promises to North Korea, beginning in the Bush era:

What is Really Behind North Korea's nuclear provocations.

I absolutely agree with Preisident Carter, that what is desperately needed here, rather than bullets or bombs flying, is a quiet, good-faith conversation between the US; North Korea; South Korea; and Japan, to replace the armistice with an iron clad peace treaty, which guarantees open, unsanctioned trade; a guarantee of non-intervention by the US militarily; and the quid pro quo would be the cessation of North Korea's nuclear program.

Unfortunately, however, President Trump has dug his own hole on this, and has stepped up the rhetoric, doubling down on threats aganst North Korea.

And now with the coming US decertification of the P5+1 treaty, Kim Jung Un, and the world, will recognise that the US government is pathologically incapable of respecting its treaties, and keeping its geopolitical promises.

I am concerned that shooting war is coming here, as completely ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid as the justification for that war might be.

Chinese officials have stated that if the US military strikes the first blow, it will come to North Korea's defense; so from the American Military's perspective, it must appear that North Korea struck first.

One can never predict exact timing on such an event, but the Radioactive USS Ronald Regan is steaming through the South China Seas, to dock in South Korea for war games, and on the 10th of October, comes a very important national holiday for North Korea.

Kim Jong Un likes to pair national holidays with his rocket launches.

I would therefore suggest that we might be looking at a rocket launch which (courtesy of a US false flag) might go horribly wrong, and hit an American asset, or ally, very hard.

This, then, would be the "justification" for a US Alliance attack against North Korea, and the estimates for lives lost in such an operation, are staggering.

Oct 07 09:35

Robert Steele "As A CIA Officer I Ran False Flag Ops. Las Vegas Is A False Flag!"



Lockerdome
Oct 07 09:27

British Tourist Faces Jail In Dubai After Brushing Against Man In Bar

A British tourist is facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai after putting his hand out in a bar to stop himself spilling his drink and touching a man’s hip, according to his representatives.

Oct 07 09:25

Police ‘Confident’ No One Else in Shooter’s Room Before Las Vegas Attack

Investigators are "confident" that no one else entered the Las Vegas hotel suite before a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands of concertgoers, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Friday in an interview that police don't believe anyone entered the room at Mandalay Bay prior to the shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock Sunday night.

Earlier, senior law enforcement sources said investigators were puzzled by a charger that did not appear to match any of Paddock’s cellphones. Police have now been able to match all of the cell phone chargers found in the room with multiple cell phones that Paddock had with him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who uses multiple cell phones? I will grant you that when I worked on LOST I carried two (one was strictly for production use) but it sounds like there were more than two if it took this long to "clear up" the charger issue.

Oct 07 09:18

EXCELLENT VIDEO ANALYSIS OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTING – HAD TO BE HEAVY MILITARY MACHINE GUNS & MULTIPLE SHOOTERS

Mayhem and lies. This analysis demonstrates beyond any doubt that there were very heavy belt or drum fed machine guns being used, and that there were multiple shooters from various vantage points. Who’s behind it? For what purpose? To what end? Who benefits? See link below:

Oct 07 09:11

Kaspersky Lab Denies WSJ Allegations of Hacking NSA

Consistently at or near the top of security software maker rankings, Russian-based Kaspersky Lab continues to attract suspicion, based on little to no evidence, of being a “threat” to US national security.

This week, the allegations came out of the Wall Street Journal, which claimed that an NSA contractor who ran Kaspersky antivirus on his computer was hacked, and immediately concluded that Kaspersky hacked him to get NSA data for the Russian government.

Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky mocked the claim as “like the script of a C movie.” He offered an alternate explanation for the data loss, that the NSA tools on the computer were correctly identified as new forms of malware by Kaspersky’s software.

The supposition that being a security software company and Russia-based makes them tantamount to Russian spies has been enough of an excuse for US officials to increasingly demonize the company, despite the lack of real evidence of wrongdoing, let alone culpability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Wall Street Jerks' article provided was absolutely no tangible proof of their allegations whatsoever, and there was utterly no sourcing to these allegations.

Mike and I have used Kaspersky security products, and consider them excellent; but of course, we're not the ones desperately trying to demonize Russia toward the goal of starting a shooting war against it!!

Oct 07 09:05

Catalonia to Defy Spain, Declare Independence Next Week

Spain’s Constitutional Court does not appear to be having much luck stopping an imminent Catalan declaration of independence. After ruling on Thursday that the regional parliament won’t be allowed to meet on Monday to declare independence, Catalonia looks to be doing an end around: they’re going to make the announcement Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And to all the Spanish politicians (and assorted Spanish royalty) who are whining and moaning about this Catalonian move, there is one very significant thing you need to remember.

Spain is a signatory to the UN.

And in the charter of the UN, the concept of peaceful self-determination is enshrined, and writ large.

So what is Spain going to do when Catalonia declares its independence, withdraw from the UN?!?

I think not.

Oct 07 09:01

Trump Threatens as Iran Says Missile Program Not Up for Negotiation

Following up on yesterday’s report that President Trump is going to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran on the grounds it is “not in America’s interests,” he is stepping up threats against Iran, promising a “broad strategy” to punish Iran for all of its bad behavior.

Decertification would lead to a vote in Congress, which Trump appears to believe will lead to the US withdrawing from the P5+1. This isn’t going to take place until next week, however,which has fueled speculation Iran might be coerced into making new concessions to placate him.

Iran, however, says that this is not the case. Noting that they’re complying with the nuclear deal as it is, Iran has denied reports they’d be willing to negotiate on their conventional missile program, saying they believe demands for more concessions are a violation of the UN Security Council resolution on the nuclear deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I mentioned yesterday, a US decertification of the P5+1 deal, would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid decision the Trump administration could make, at this point.

Of course, with President Whisperer, Israel's Benyamin Netanyahu constantly cheerleading for "regime change" in Tehran, the purpose of the decertification is to leave the US open to attempt a regime change by force.

I would like to strongly caution President Trump that Israel fully expects the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika to do this for him, but primarily at the costs of American blood and American money.

And Mr. President, I would like to politely remind you that Russian diplomats and chief military officers have consistently stated, that if Iran is attacked, Russia will come to its aid miilitarily.

Do you, sir, really want a war with Russia over regime change in Tehran?!?

I would suggest, sir, that if Mattis, McMaster and Kelly are being painfully honest with you, they will urge extreme caution, and tell you to your face that this is one hell of a lousy option, no matter how much Netanyahu screams at you on the phone that you MUST do it, to destroy its existential enemy, Iran.

I would also like to politely remind you, that Iran has not initiated a war in over 200 years.

Oct 07 08:49

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [OCTOBER 7, 2017]


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Owl 2
Oct 07 08:49

Saudis Reject UN Blacklisting Over Yemen Child Deaths

Saudi Arabia is complaining on Friday after winding up on the UN blacklist for violence against children in warzones related to their attacks on Yemen. The report blamed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for at least 683 child casualties in 2016.

Saudi officials complained their inclusion was “misleading,” but offered no evidence to the contrary. Saudi Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi insists that Saudi warplanes exercise the “maximum degree of care.”

Which is a claim that is unlikely to convince anybody. Since attacking Yemen in 2015, the Saudis have been implicated in a massive number of civilian deaths in airstrikes against populated areas. Repeated attacks against schools, oftentimes repeatedly hitting the same schools multiple times, underscores the risk children are under during the air war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Saudi Prince Salman, the entire House of Saud, and Saudi Diplomats; your rebuttal has utterly zero basis in fact, and you know it.

And Prince Salman, a word, please; I don't know how many honorific titles you carry, by your relationship to the House of Saud.

However, there is one title which will follow you beyond the grave, and make you the most detested, reviled Saudi monarch of the 21st century in your country, and beyond: that of the Butcher of Yemen.

And sir, the entire world knows; you have earned that title!!

Oct 07 08:44

Parents of Malnourished Iowa 16-Year-Old Who Weighed 56 Pounds When She Died Are Charged with Murder

The parents of a 16-year-old Iowa girl are facing murder charges months after the teen was found dead of malnutrition in their Perry home in May, PEOPLE confirms.
Marc and Misty Ray have both been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sabrina Ray, who died after allegedly experiencing physical abuse at the hands of the couple and other family members, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.



Oct 07 08:44

?Perpetrators of genocide say they’re ‘good people’. Rather than acknowledging the bad things they had done, the defendants often tried to talk about their traits and actions that proved what good people they are.

The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re actually very good people.
That’s the most common way accused men try to account for their actions in testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, a new study has found.

Oct 07 08:38

The Trump Presidency Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”

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At one level, Trump’s antics ensure that attention is focused on him, and it makes little difference how. Who even remembers the charge that millions of illegal immigrants voted for Clinton, depriving the pathetic little man of his Grand Victory? Or the accusation that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower? The claims themselves don’t really matter. It’s enough that attention is diverted from what is happening in the background. There, out of the spotlight, the most savage fringe of the Republican Party is carefully advancing policies designed to enrich their true constituency: the Constituency of private power and wealth, “the masters of mankind,” to borrow Adam Smith’s phrase.

These policies will harm the irrelevant general population>>>

Oct 07 08:34

9/11 GAVE US THE POLICE STATE WITH THE “PATRIOT” ACT, AFTER VEGAS GET READY FOR “USA LIBERTY” ACT

After 9/11, the United States government preyed on the fear felt by many Americans to justify the passage of the USA Patriot Act—a law that was supposed to prevent future terrorist attacks. Now, after the Las Vegas shooting, the government has another proposed law ready to go, and just as with the Patriot Act, it also infringes on Americans’ liberties, and does very little for their security.

The USA Liberty Act is the latest trendy name for a law that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2017. According to the House Judiciary Committee, the act would preserve “the core purpose of Section 702: the collection of electronic communications by non-U.S. persons for use in our nation’s defense.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot get away from the "convenience" of the timing of this horrific mass assassination and wounding, and the "rolling out" of this legislation; not one bit.

I have long ago stopped believing in "coincidence", when the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika want to "sell" its citizenry on something.

Whatever it is, in terms of legislation, it is generally crafted to squeeze more money, or more freedoms, out of us.

Oct 07 08:24

How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act

Analysis The US Senate Judiciary Committee has unveiled its answer to a controversial spying program run by the NSA and used by the FBI to fish for crime leads.

Oct 07 08:23

A landscaper's 'hire American' plan ended with bringing in Mexican workers to finish the job

The first day on the job for the 39 new hires at Jesus "Chuy" Medrano's landscaping firm started as soon as they stumbled off the bus in the early morning, groggy and stiff from the 13-hour trip from the Mexico border.

Oct 07 08:22

DOD, HUD Defrauded Taxpayers Of $21 Trillion

Last year, a Reuters article brought renewed scrutiny to the budgeting practices of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), specifically the U.S. Army, after it was revealed that the department had “lost” $6.5 trillion in 2015 due to “wrongful budget adjustments.” Nearly half of that massive sum, $2.8 trillion, was lost in just one quarter. Reuters noted that the Army “lacked the receipts and invoices to support those numbers [the adjustments] or simply made them up” in order to “create an illusion that its books are balanced.”>>>
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"Losing” the equivalent of the national debt>>>
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Best way to avoid finding is not to look>>>



Owl 3
Oct 07 08:21

2009-2015 THE USA HAD A LOWER ANNUAL DEATH RATE FROM ‘MASS SHOOTINGS’ THAN NORWAY, FRANCE, FINLAND, OR BELGIUM

This is an amazing statistic and one that flies in the face of much of what one hears from the media these days.

We prefer not to make purely cross-sectional comparisons, but this claim is simply not true. The data below looks at the period of time from the beginning of the Obama administration in January 2009 until the end of 2015. Mass public shootings – defined as four or more people killed in a public place, and not in the course of committing another crime, and not involving struggles over sovereignty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: we are continually being lied to about gun violence, to further the agenda of Federal gun confiscation.

Oct 07 08:16

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars.

“This sale furthers U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats,” the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation agency said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the Pentagon is keen to close this deal, and quickly, as Saudi Arabia's King just inked a deal with Russia for their fighter-killer s-400.

Saudi Arabia agrees deal for Russian S400 missile defense systems

The Pentagon clearly understands that it may well be the last US big weapons deal with Saudi Arabia for quite some time, due to the mediocracy, and extravagant costs, of US weapons systems, as opposed to huge strides in both Russian and Chinese weapons systems which come at significantly less expense than do their US competitors.

And as to the alleged "Iranian threat"; Sec Def Mattis, a short, pop quiz, please; when, in the last 200 years, has Iran initiated a war?!?

Sir, I hate to burst your bubble on this, but the short answer is, NEVER!!

Oct 07 08:09

20% of Illinois Lawmakers to Quit: They Risk Some Pension Benefits if They Get Booted Instead of Retiring



Carambola
Oct 07 07:56

Israeli plan to ‘transfer’ 300,000 Palestinians to West Bank is new normal — Zoabi

In recent days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to build thousands more Jewish housing units in a large West Bank settlement, and annex that settlement to Israel. The White House has had nothing to say (as Martin Indyk notes), though liberal Zionists are angered by the plans. J Street said that unilateral annexation of settlements is the “extreme and dangerous” agenda of Israel’s far right.

Oct 07 07:56

SATURDAY ALTERNATIVE CARTOONS: OCTOBER 7, 2017

Oct 07 07:56

Saudi Arabia on alert after reports of foiled attack in Jeddah

The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned U.S. citizens to exercise caution in the area around the Peace Palace in Jeddah Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there.

There were several unconfirmed reports that security forces had foiled an attack near the king's palace, leaving the attacker and several guards dead.

Oct 07 07:51

US BOOSTS DEFENSE SPENDING – TO WHAT END?

One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was the pledge to “rebuild the US military”, and it is one of the few of his initiatives that appears to enjoy broad bipartisan support. The US Senate’s version of the defense appropriations bill provides for what amounts to a dramatic 10% increase in defense spending, or more than even the Trump Administration requested. The bill passed with a strong bipartisan majority and with hardly any debate. There is no reason to expect the House of Representatives will not follow suit. This naturally raises the question: what is behind the sudden interest in boosting US defense spending, after a decade and a half of continuous war?

Oct 07 07:51

Spain government representative apologises for Catalan vote injuries

A Spanish government official Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking an exit from the crisis.

Oct 07 07:50

‘They’re a faceless unelected lump of people!’ Pundit savages EU over Catalonia chaos

A COMMENTATOR has lashed out at the EU during a TV debate following the chaos in Catalonia and the EU’s brutal response to the crisis.

Oct 07 07:48

REVEALED: U.S. TESTED CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS ON UNKNOWING CANADIAN CIVILIANS DURING THE COLD WAR

The U.S. Army secretly tested carcinogenic chemicals on unknowing residents of Canada in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving radioactive ingredients meant to attack the Soviet Union, according to classified documents revealed in a new book Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans by Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College.

The incidents occurred between July 9, 1953 and Aug 1, 1953 when they sprayed six kilograms of zinc cadmium sulfide onto unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg from U.S. Army planes. The Army then returned 11 years later in 1964 and repeated the experiments in other parts of Canada including Suffield, Alta. and Medicine Hat, Alta., according to Martino-Taylor, National Post reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, neither the US nor Candian government gave a rat's anus about to what happend to the people exposed; they were "simply expendable" in the name of a scientific experiment.

Oct 07 07:44

North Korea WARNING: New HYPERSONIC missile technology could spark global warfare

MISSILES being developed by Russia and China which will be 25 times faster than an aeroplane could cause serious instability in regions such as North Korea - prompting huge World War Three fears.

Oct 07 07:41

Warmongering Galore: Kiev wants UN to send NATO bombers to Donbass

At the recent meeting of the UN Security Council, Ukraine’s envoy, Vladimir Yelchenko, announced that the peacekeeping contingent to be deployed to Donbass should be equipped with combat aircraft and vehicles. Yelchenko also added that peacekeeping forces should be guaranteed necessary funding and advanced reconnaissance technologies.

Oct 07 07:40

Russian official: North Korea to test missile capable of reaching the US

A member of the Russian Duma's international affairs committee has said that North Korea are preparing a long-range missile launch that could potential reach the west coast of the United States.

"They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States," Anton Morozov said on Friday after returning from a visit to North Korea's capital of Pyongyang.

Oct 07 07:37

White House Says Trump's "Calm Before The Storm" Comment Is "Extremely Serious"

Following President Trump's "calm before the storm" comments last night, reporters tried to ask him once again what he meant today, to which he responded "you'll see." However, during The White House Press Briefing, Sarah Sanders replied to questions suggesting the President's comments were "extremely serious," however without offering an explanation.

Oct 07 07:36

The Permian Boom Is Coming To An End

The pressure on shale drillers to throttle back on their aggressive drilling continues to crop up in new places, and there are growing signs that the Permian is slowing down.

Shale companies spent just $5 billion on land deals in West Texas in the last six months, a fraction of the $35 billion spent in the prior nine-month period, according to the Houston Chronicle, citing Wood Mackenzie data.

It’s the latest piece of evidence to suggest that “Permania” might be easing. The hottest shale basin on the planet has suffered from rising costs as too many companies pour money into West Texas. The crowded field has pushed up the price of land, labor, oilfield services, rigs and more. That has led to a rude awakening for a lot of shale drillers. "It's just taken the edge off the Permian," said Greig Aitken, head of upstream oil and gas mergers and acquisitions at Wood Mackenzie, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Oct 07 07:36

Six year old boy saved four lives with organ donation

The parents of a "super-hero" six-year-old boy who died after a hit and run collision said it was a "spark of light" and a "comfort" when he saved four people's lives through organ donation.

Oct 07 07:36

The Palatability of Cancer Prevention

The most extensive report on diet and cancer in history is constantly being updated with all the new research. As I discuss in my video The Palatability of Cancer Prevention, in its update on colorectal cancer a few years ago, various meats were implicated, including processed meat as “a convincing cause of colorectal cancer,” which is its highest level of evidence that “effectively means ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’”

Oct 07 07:35

Apple gave Uber ‘iPhone backdoor’ allowing covert screens & data access

Apple granted Uber’s iPhone app special privileges by giving the car-hailing service a potential ability to record their customers’ phone screens and access other personal data without their knowledge, cyber security experts say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What other apps has Apple given this "entitlement" to?

Oct 07 07:35

Russia, EU signal parting ways with US on Iran deal

Russia and the European Union rally behind a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran after reports that US President Donald Trump is set to decertify the international accord soon.

Oct 07 07:33

Victoria and Abdul – Re-Writing History to indoctrinate Todays Society

If I was writing this as a mere film review then I honestly couldn’t say much. I wasn’t as impressed as I had expected to be. Dame Judi Dench was wonderful and the filming and costumes are superb. But overall it was pretty boring, trite and shallow and about as historically accurate as Braveheart! A two star film at maximum. Most reviewers I read seem to agree.

But as a moderate dud it would not have left me so disturbed. What bothered me were a couple of things – the history and the current day indoctrination.

Oct 07 07:32

Swedish Feminist Defends Polygamy, Attacks Nuclear Family

Swedish feminist artist and writer Ulla Lundegård has sparked a controversy with her opinion piece, in which she expressed support of plural marriage, while also taking a swing at traditional family structures.

Oct 07 07:32

German 'Catalonia'? Prospects of Independence Referendum Scenario in Bavaria

If Catalonia secedes from Spain, it could be a precedent for similar developments in Germany, chairman of the Bavarian Party, Florian Weber, said, commenting on experts' recent assumptions that the Catalan scenario may result in the spread of pro-independence aspirations among other EU member states.

Oct 07 07:31

'Soros Plan': Why Hungarian PM Blasts US Billionaire for Destabilizing Europe

The standoff between George Soros and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is raging on: The European Commission has recently issued yet another ultimatum to Budapest over the country's nongovernmental organization and education laws, which are allegedly targeting Soros's entities in Hungary. The country's ruling Fidesz party strikes back.

Oct 07 07:31

Merkel's Bavarian allies insist on conservative unity before coalition talks

The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has said her conservative bloc must agree policies on immigration, pensions and healthcare before opening coalition negotiations with two other parties.

Oct 07 07:24

US alarmed by China’s increasing global military role: Report

China’s inauguration of its first military base abroad in Djibouti has raised concerns among US intelligence officials that Beijing’s growing military presence around the world could spark a conflict of interests among the two sides, a report says.

Oct 07 07:23

US tried to kill Kim Jong-un with chemical agents: Report

Pyongyang has reportedly foiled a plot by the US government and its main ally, South Korea, earlier this year to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using biological and chemical agents.

North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made the claim in an article published on Friday, accusing Washington of using counter-terrorism and the so-called war on terror as a pretext to overthrow governments it deems hostile.

Oct 07 07:23

Senators Ask Rex Tillerson to Name North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism

Six Republican and six Democratic senators are urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to consider designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The senators sent Tillerson a letter on Monday asking him to consider all of North Korea’s actions when he issues his determination on whether the country meets the criteria of a state sponsor, under the recently enacted Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that nobody can prove North Korea is sponsoring acts of terror is of course irrelevant here!

Oct 07 07:21

HURRICANE NATE HEADING FOR LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI

Oct 07 07:20

ISIS carries out attacks from US-controlled ‘black-hole’ area near Al-Tanf base – Russian MoD

The 100km area around the US Al-Tanf base near the Syrian-Jordanian border has become a “black hole” which ISIS terrorists use to carry out attacks against Syrian troops and civilians, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The base, set up by the US in April 2017 near the border town of Al-Tanf, is becoming a problem for Syrian troops combatting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Deir ez-Zor province, the statement says.

Oct 07 07:20

Sen. Cotton on Iran: ‘When Your Opponent is on His Knees, You Drive Him to The Ground’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) sparred with an audience member at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday evening, after he took issue with the senator’s comment that an enemy on its knees should be choked out, not given a hand up – in reference to the Obama administration’s approach towards Iran in 2013.

During a discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, Cotton recalled the role that congressionally-imposed sanctions had in pushing Iran to a point where it agreed to negotiate over its nuclear programs.

“These were the toughest sanctions Iran had ever faced and they helped drive the regime to its knees,” he said. “One thing I learned in the army,” added Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran with combat service in both Iraq and Afghanistan, “is that when your opponent is on his knees, you drive him to the ground, and you choke him out.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is Iran, a nation that has not initiated a war of conquest in 200 years, an opponent? Because they want to sell their oil in currencies other than the dollar? Because they refuse private central banking? Iran is not my opponent.

If you think otherwise, Tom. here's your rifle, here's your parachute, watch your head climbing into that transport, and we'll call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

Oct 07 07:14

'Multiple' people injured after car 'ploughs into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum'

Shocked eyewitnesses described how the vehicle "drove into people" near the famous museum, with paramedics seen treating victims in the street

Oct 07 06:49

ISIS carries out attacks from US-controlled area - Russian MoD

The 100km area around the US Al-Tanf base near the Syrian-Jordanian border has become a “black hole” which ISIS terrorists use to carry out attacks against Syrian troops and civilians, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The base, set up by the US in April 2017 near the border town of Al-Tanf, is becoming a problem for Syrian troops combatting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Deir ez-Zor province, the statement says.
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Oct 07 06:25

Paul Craig Roberts: Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans’ First Amendment Rights?

The Israel Lobby has shown its power over Americans’ perceptions and ability to exercise free speech via its influence in media, entertainment and ability to block university tenure appointments, such as those of Norman Finkelstein and Steven Salaita. Indeed, the power of the Israel Lobby is today so widely recognized and feared that editors, producers, and tenure committees anticipate the lobby’s objections in advance and avoid writers, subjects, and professors judged unacceptable to the lobby.>>>

Oct 07 06:02

When the Govt Declared War on the First Amendment

(*They used THIS>>>)

(*As Their Weapon of Choice)

Oct 07 05:42

With Iran, Trump's 'Art of the Deal' in Question

Even his national security team is skeptical of scrapping nuke
agreement.

Every indication is that Donald Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal next week and announce a tough new approach to the Islamic Republic. Yet there’s one big question: Why?>>>

Oct 07 05:16

Kaspersky Lab Denies WSJ Allegations of Hacking NSA

Consistently at or near the top of security software maker rankings, Russian-based Kaspersky Lab continues to attract suspicion, based on little to no evidence, of being a “threat” to US national security.

This week, the allegations came out of the Wall Street Journal, which claimed that an NSA contractor who ran Kaspersky antivirus on his computer was hacked, and immediately concluded that Kaspersky hacked him to get NSA data for the Russian government.

Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky mocked the claim as “like the script of a C movie.” He offered an alternate explanation for the data loss>>>

Oct 07 04:49

9/11 Gave Us the Police State With the “Patriot” Act, After Vegas Get Ready for “USA Liberty” Act

After 9/11, the United States government preyed on the fear felt by many Americans to justify the passage of the USA Patriot Act—a law that was supposed to prevent future terrorist attacks. Now, after the Las Vegas shooting, the government has another proposed law ready to go, and just as with the Patriot Act, it also infringes on Americans’ liberties, and does very little for their security.

Oct 07 04:48

Ominous Yellowstone earthquake swarm one of longest on record

The rumblings beneath the formerly dormant supervolcano known as the Yellowstone caldera just won’t quit. And the ongoing earthquake swarm at the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano is now one of the longest ever recorded, having started on June 12.

Oct 07 04:13

Truth vs. the Feds and Their Media — Chuck Baldwin on the shootings.

Yes, I am extremely cynical of any and all mass shootings—and this one is no exception. And I’m sure the more we learn over the next several weeks and months will only serve to augment, not allay, my cynicism.

Oct 07 01:24

Democrats Intro Automatic Gun-Fire Prevention Act to Ban Gun Parts

The chances of this bill moving on are still slim with staunch second amendment supporters such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee in the Senate. There is an even smaller chance of the bill making it through the House Of Representatives, but that doesn't mean that it is doomed to fail.

October 6, 2017

Oct 06 21:47

Denmark set to be the latest country to implement a 'burqa ban'

Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings.

Full and partial face veils such as burqas and niqabs divide opinion across Europe, setting advocates of religious freedom against secularists and those who argue that such garments are culturally alien or a symbol of the oppression of women.

The niqab covers everything but the eyes, while the burqa also covers the eyes with a transparent veil, reports News.com.au.

France, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in public places.

Oct 06 21:32

Oct 2 flashback: What Kind Of Weapon Did The Shooter Use And How Did He Get It?

The gunfire rate was characteristic of a machine gun.

Oct 06 21:06

Oct 4 Flashback: Leaked Info Only Lengthens The List Of Unanswered Questions About Vegas

Owen Shroyer poses many good questions.

Oct 06 19:11

Watch SWAT team enter the Tropicana after the Las Vegas shooting occurred

A Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was captured on video late Sunday night clearing the Tropicana casino floor just moments after the Route 91 music festival massacre.

Oct 06 19:05

The two Puerto Ricos. In downtown San Juan Starbucks is booming and even the strip club is back. But just 15 miles away there will be no power until FEBRUARY and there are still lines for food aid (26 Pics)

San Juan is coming close to normality two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastate Puerto Rico - but the rest of the island is far behind

The city's downtown shopping malls are back to normal and Christmas decorations are on sale at Sears

But in Loiza, just 15 miles away, FEMA's one aid delivery long ran out and there are lines for a private delivery of assistance

Oct 06 19:04

Do you want coke with those fries? Night shift manager at Bronx McDonald's is arrested for selling COCAINE with meals (6 Pics)

A McDonald's manager was arrested early Wednesday after he was caught serving customers a side of cocaine with their burgers and fries.

Frank Guerrero, 26, was captured by authorities after they received a tip on the suspicious matter and sent an undercover cop to the fast food joint located on Bruckner Boulevard in Soundview, Bronx.

Oct 06 19:03

Actress Jessica Chastain Insists Americans Have to Wait Six Months for X-Rays, Minutes for Guns (12 Pics)

Liberals have offered a lot of gun control talk in the last few days in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

Perhaps one of the sillier gun control talking points has been on gun suppressors or ‘silencers.’

The Las Vegas shooter did not use a suppressor but liberals including Hillary Clinton have argued that suppose he had, people wouldn’t be able to hear the bullets in order to be able to react.

Oct 06 18:13

Another Day, Another Horror: Who benefits?

Oct 06 17:27

REVEALED: U.S. Tested Carcinogenic Chemicals On Unknowing Canadian Civilians During The Cold War

By Aaron Kesel

The U.S. Army secretly tested carcinogenic chemicals on unknowing residents of Canada in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving radioactive ingredients meant to attack the Soviet Union, according to classified documents revealed in a new book Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans by Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College.

The incidents occurred between July 9, 1953 and Aug 1, 1953 when they sprayed six kilograms of zinc cadmium sulfide onto unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg from U.S. Army planes. The Army then returned 11 years later in 1964 and repeated the experiments in other parts of Canada including Suffield, Alta. and Medicine Hat, Alta., according to Martino-Taylor, National Post reported...

Oct 06 16:46

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats. The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars.

Oct 06 16:10

2009-2015 the USA had a lower annual death rate from ‘mass shootings’ than Norway, France, Finland, or Belgium

This is an amazing statistic and one that flies in the face of much of what one hears from the media these days.

Oct 06 16:08

JP Morgan-Chase paid its billions in fines for mortgage fraud by committing billions in mortgage fraud

A lawsuit against JP Morgan-Chase -- the nation's largest bank -- asserts that the institution paid off the $4,200,000,000 in mortgage forgiveness that it agreed to as a settlement for widescale mortgage and foreclosure fraud by committing a lot more mortgage fraud, in which homeowners, ethical lenders, and American cities were stuck with the bill. The original settlement came from the Obama-era policy of not prosecuting finance executives for criminal acts, preferring to extract huge fines from the institutions.

Oct 06 15:49

RCMP Casino Money Laundering Probe Uncovered Alleged 'Terrorist Financing' Links

An RCMP investigation into underground banking and alleged laundering of drug cash in B.C. casinos revealed suspicions of “terrorist financing,” a B.C. government document obtained by Postmedia alleges.

Oct 06 15:37

Synthetic biology “breakthrough” could allow your body’s cells to be hacked with BIO-MALWARE that takes over cellular function

It seems like with every modern scientific “breakthrough” we become more vulnerable as a species. The latest such leap for mankind was announced recently in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, and involves programming cells to fight diseases like cancer and the flu. The research team, led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo of the University of Warwick, claims that this new technology can also be harnessed to reverse agricultural issues, while strengthening plants against pest issues and making them more resilient in general.

While this all sounds good on the surface, all genetic engineering carries an element of risk, and this particular type of meddling could make us vulnerable to being hacked with bio-malware that could take control of all the cellular functioning of our bodies.

Oct 06 15:15

Cracks in Dollar Are Getting Larger

Oct 06 15:08

Chief M.D. of Vegas hospital’s emergency department says ‘mass casualty incident disaster drill’ was initiated after massacre took place

Chief Medical Doctor of the Emergency Department at Vally Hospital Medical Center and longtime Chief Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Doctor Jeffrey Davis admitted on camera that a ‘mass casualty incident disaster drill’ was activated after the massacre in which 59 people were killed, according to official reports.

Oct 06 14:53

A Chelsea Clinton Scandal Could Mean Bad News For Her Whole Family

The Clinton family has found themselves in so many scandals that you can’t count them all on two hands.

And Chelsea just racked up a new one to add to her family’s “legacy.”

But this one could be major enough to bring down her whole family.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Chelsea Clinton is alleged to have put national security at risk in order to hook her “best friend” up with $11 million dollars in defense contracts.

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