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February 13, 2018

Feb 13 18:36

Chemicals found in fast food wrappers and clothes are linked weight gain in women

Chemicals found in fast food packaging and a wide variety of other consumer products could cause weight gain by crushing metabolism - particularly in women, new research claims.

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used to make food packaging such as bread wrappers, microwave popcorn packs, and paper boards oil or water resistant.

However, the chemicals can permeate into the food - or from clothes onto the body - and are then ingested and absorbed into the blood stream.

Now, a study led by Harvard’s School of Public Health which followed 621 participants for two years has found a clear link between high blood levels of PFASs and lower resting metabolic rate - making it harder to stay slim after weight loss.

Lead researcher Qi Sun warns every single person in the US likely has a detectable level of PFASs in their blood.

Feb 13 18:18

Politico's New Pitch For Open Borders: 'What If You Could Get Your Own Immigrant?'

Politico unveiled a new pitch for open borders and mass immigration: what if everyone could get their "own immigrant" to serve them and pay them less than minimum wage?

Neocons Eric Posner and Glen Weyl released an article on Tuesday titled, "What If You Could Get Your Own Immigrant?"

Feb 13 18:17

BAN 'best friends'! Schools are told to stop kids using the term which makes classmates feel left out

Schools around the world are banning the term 'best friends,' stopping children from naming their favorite buddy in a bid to ensure classmates don't feel left out.

A New York psychologist says the trend that started in London is now spreading across the US.

'The idea of banning the phrase "best friends" is a very intriguing social experiment,' clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg tells CBS in New York.

Feb 13 18:13

Israeli police 'recommend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with corruption and accepting bribes for US visas from Hollywood producer and media magnate'

Israeli police have recommended the country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charge with corruption.

For months, police have been investigating two cases against him. In one probe, Netanyahu reportedly received over $100,000 in gifts from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and other wealthy supporters in return for 10-year US visas.

The other is over secret talks with the publisher of a major Israeli newspaper in which Netanyahu allegedly requested positive coverage in exchange for reining in a free pro-Netanyahu daily.

Authorities believe he should be charged with corruption in both cases, including bribery, according to local media reports.



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Feb 13 18:12

Harvard University offering graduate course on FECES in twentieth and twenty-first century French literature

A French literature professor at Harvard University has cultivated course focused on the poetics of fecal matter for graduate students.

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Annabel Kim offers the course carefully titled, 'Cacaphonies: Toward an Excremental Poetics', which was taught in spring 2017 and currently in the 2018 semester.

Feb 13 18:00

COP WHO ARRESTED NEWS2SHARE’S FORD FISCHER CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING

When News2Share’s Ford Fischer was arrested in Baltimore, it sent shockwaves through the indie news community. Even though Ford’s footage winds up all over the major networks, he’s one of us. Always has been. Fischer was arrested in Baltimore by Daniel Hersl for simply filming and doing his job during the riots. The indie media community cried foul, tried to apply pressure to get Ford out of trouble, and bring Hersl down for an egregious violation of civil rights. While Ford was released, it seemed no justice would be served. Journalists at TFC network affiliate, The Pontiac Tribune, pulled no punches running the headline: “Baltimore cops abduct journalist, falsify charges”.

Feb 13 17:59

US INTELLIGENCE INVITES CITIZENS TO DISMISS DISSENT AS PART OF RUSSIA’S EFFORTS TO UNDERMINE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

To be clear, U.S. intelligence agencies do not assert Russia will target state and local election infrastructure and successfully affect the outcome of any races by changing tallies. There has never been any evidence that this happened in 2016 nor has any intelligence official claimed this happened. So as much as systems may be vulnerable to hacking, authorities are well aware and in a position to take steps to ensure individuals from any country or organization cannot tamper with results.

Feb 13 16:50

Plummeting February 12 Temperatures In The US

On February 12, 1938 Texas was 86F, Florida was 83F, Georgia was 81F, Louisiana Mississippi and Oklahoma were 80F, Alabama and Arizona were 79F, Arkansas Illinois and Indiana were 78F, Kansas New Mexico and South Carolina were 77F, Colorado and Tennessee were 76F, Kentucky and Nebraska were 74F, and Missouri was 73F. If we experienced temperatures that warm now, experts would be 97% certain it was due to elevated atmospheric CO2 levels.

Feb 13 16:46

ILLINOIS' FISCAL CRISIS IMPACTS BUSINESS

Illinois has been shackled with a reputation of political sleaze from Chicago Wards and dishonest Aldermen to the bipartisan corruption of Springfield State Capital. The pattern of crooked government is a given. What is often ignored is the negative impact and toll that such fiscal mismanagement takes on small business. Back in 2014 Illinois was already at the bottom of the barrel. “Business friendly” may not describe the Land of Lincoln after it ranks second from last in a new study. The Chicago-based research group, American Economic Development Institute, ranked Illinois the 49th worst state for business just ahead of California. While facilitating an environment that encourages small business is important, sound budgetary policies and pragmatic governmental debt ratios are essential.



Feb 13 16:43

JUDGE NAP | Something Freaked Out Susan Rice Before Jan 20

The mystery deepens..

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Feb 13 16:13

BYRON YORK | Comey Told Congress General Flynn Would Not Be Charged…

Another plot twist...

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Feb 13 15:56

Facebook lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year. 2018 won’t be much better.

Facebook is losing young users even quicker than expected, according to new estimates by eMarketer.

The digital measurement firm predicted last year that Facebook would see a 3.4 percent drop in 12- to 17-year-old users in the U.S. in 2017, the first time it had predicted a drop in usage for any age group on Facebook.

The reality: The number of U.S. Facebook users in the 12- to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, eMarketer found, or about 1.4 million total users. That’s almost three times the decline expected. There were roughly 12.1 million U.S. Facebook users in the 12- to 17-year-old demographic by the end of the year.

Feb 13 15:54

Amazon's streaming service Twitch is pulling in as many viewers as CNN and MSNBC

Amazon's $970 million bet on game streaming service Twitch continues to pay off — the service is now averaging more viewers than some major cable networks.

In January, 962,000 people was the average viewership on Twitch. Sometimes there was more, sometimes there was less — but in general, nearly a million people were watching Twitch at any given point.

That puts Twitch viewership on par with the likes of MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and ESPN.

"For comparison, 2017 total day viewership for Fox News Channel and ESPN was ~1.5 million, MSNBC was 885,000, and CNN was 783,000," Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter points out in a recent note, "putting Twitch squarely among the most-watched US cable channels."

Feb 13 15:53

Here's Grassley’s FANTASTIC Letter To Susan Rice

If you haven't read the letter, check out these 12 questions from Grassley. Rice is cooked...

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Feb 13 15:51

Cryptocurrency startup LoopX pulls exit scam after raising $4.5M in ICO

Another day, another exit scam: an emerging cryptocurrency startup more commonly known as LoopX has suddenly vanished out of thin air along with millions worth of its investors’ savings.

The sketchy investment platform, which promised to earn backers’ money with its proprietary trading algorithm, has abruptly gone dark after raising $4.5 million in a series of initial coin offerings (ICO). The company has since also pulled its website and deleted its social media fingerprint, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Telegram accounts.



Owl 1
Feb 13 15:49

Salon is using adblocking readers’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency

It seems popular online magazine Salon is the latest company to hop onto the cryptocurrency mining bandwagon. The publication has updated its website to require users to disable their ad-blockers for the right to read articles – or alternatively, lend their CPU power to mine cryptocurrency.

Visitors are now prompted to either turn off ad-blockers altogether or select the new ‘Suppress Ads’ option to “block ads by allowing Salon to use your unused computing power.”

According to a clarification on its website, opting to lend your “unused processing power” will only happen “when you are browsing Salon.com.” The other options are to switch ad-blockers off, or pay for their ad-free apps on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Fire.

Feb 13 15:39

Ryan Dawson: A Plane hit the Pentagon

The official conspiracy theory from the government was bad enough without crazies making it even worse. There is a reason attention and promotion is given to the most retarded elements of 911 truth. It's a way of poisoning the well.

Feb 13 15:21

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Feb 13 15:14

Developer Ordered to Pay Graffiti Artists $6.7M for Painting Over Their Murals On His Own Property

A New York real estate developer was ordered to pay millions to a group of graffiti artists for painting over their artwork on his own property after a federal judge deemed their work "protected public art."

Feb 13 15:01

Justice for Gemmel Moore? Family wants answers in escort's death at Dem donor's home

Family and friends of a male escort found dead in the West Hollywood home of a high-powered Democratic Party donor last year continue to press for answers—in a case that has eluded the national media spotlight on incidents of sexual misconduct and racial injustice.

Gemmel Moore, 26, was discovered by police on July 27 inside the apartment of Ed Buck, 63. Buck is a well-known Democratic contributor, and has given more than $500,000 to an array of Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and a variety of state and local organizations in California.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office initially ruled the death an accidental methamphetamine overdose. But the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Bureau on Aug. 14 announced they would investigate if there is any criminal culpability, after Moore’s family and friends disputed the initial finding.

Feb 13 15:00

Hillary Clinton is Still Paying Private Spies to Dig Up Dirt on Trump

Hillary Clinton made contact with Former British Spy and discredited Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele to purchase more dirt on President Trump in November 2017. This time around, with out the backing of the DNC and without subsidies from the Federal Government, Clinton is embarking on a less expensive, but equally sensational wild goose chase to find dirt that she believes could result in the end of the Trump Presidency.

Currently, long time Clinton Operative Cody Shearer and Christopher Steele are working on compiling more dirt on President Trump from Russian sources including close associates of members of the Russian FSB. Some say that Shearer and Steele may be working with some of the same sources of the original Trump Dossier, including Sergei Millian, a Belarusan American businessman.

Feb 13 14:59

Encircling: US intends to deploy 37 more missile defense systems around Russia

The US administration has asked to allocate funds for the construction of 37 Aegis missile defense systems in Romania and Poland, the operations director of the Missile Defense Agency, Gary Pannett, said on Monday.

"Within the framework of the draft budget for the 2019 financial year, we have requested 1.8 billion dollars for the systems. The missile defense agency will provide 37 Aegis SM-3 systems to facilities in Romania and Poland, as well as on ships along the respective coasts," Pennett said at a special briefing in the Pentagon.



Feb 13 14:34

Obama’s Painter Has Long ‘Predatory,’ ‘Peverse’ History Of Sneaking Sperm Into Paintings

The artist who painted former President Barack Obama for the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian has a history of including depictions of sperm in his work, and has been described as “predatory” and “perverse” by The Village Voice.

Kehinde Wiley is well-known for recreating famous paintings, but replacing the featured white person – often a noble or general – with a young black man. Wiley often met the men on the street, brought them into his studio, and had them pick a work to be painted into, the famously left-wing Village Voice reported in March 2015.

Wiley “lures young men into his studio with the promise of power and glamour,” writer and art critic Jessica Dawson wrote. She called the behavior “predatory” and “perverse.”

Feb 13 14:20

'France will strike' if proof found chemical weapons used in Syria - president

Emmanuel Macron has promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations.
“On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. “Today, our agencies, our armed forces have not established that chemical weapons, as set out in treaties, have been used against the civilian population.”

If any evidence is found, France will strike the places where chemical weaponry shipments "originate," he added. The French President also recalled his phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place last Friday.

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Feb 13 14:17

Kremlin Says U.S. Diplomatic Help on Syria Insufficient

U.S. support for the process of stabilizing Syria has been inadequate, the Kremlin spokesman Dmtiry Peskov said on Monday.

"There is a shortage of this help," he told a conference call with reporters, adding that the Kremlin would continue its diplomatic efforts in Syria.



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Feb 13 13:51

Judge Napolitano: New Susan Rice Email an “Obama Attempt to Rewrite History”

A newly-released email from Susan Rice on Inauguration Day outlines former President Barack Obama’s guidance at a high-level meeting about how law enforcement should investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In the email, Rice wrote “President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book.’ The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”

The email first surfaced yesterday when Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham sent her a letter questioning it.

Feb 13 13:37

National Anthem removed from California High School's rallies

A leadership class at California High School in San Ramon made the decision to no longer include the national anthem as part of the school’s pep rallies, citing racial controversy at a school where vandals had once trashed the bathroom with signs of "whites" and "colored."

The move is an effort to combat racism at the school, but it also has other students upset.

Student Dennis Fiorentinos contacted KTVU, to voice his upset that the “Star Spangled Banner” was not sung at the recent winter rally.

Feb 13 13:27

Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense



Feb 13 13:12

Saudi cluster bombs continue to endanger Yemeni kids’ lives

Thousands of innocent children continue to fall victim to Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster bombs in aerial attacks on residential areas across the Yemen, corroborating assertions of violation of international law in the impoverished Arab country.

Derhim al-Tuheiti was playing in a farming field in an area in Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, less than a week ago when he found an unexploded cluster bomb.

He took it home, believing it was a toy or a piece of scrap metal. All at once, like deafening firecrackers, explosions ripped through the building, seriously injuring Derhim, his mother and siblings.

Feb 13 13:12

US launches full-scale confrontation with China: Scholar

The United States has “launched a full-scale confrontation with China,” because Washington is unable to compete with Beijing economically, an American writer and retired professor says.

James Petras, who has written dozens of books on international issues, made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, after the US Defense Department called on Congress to approve a major budget increase in order to counter “threats” from Russia, China, and North Korea.

The Pentagon on Monday asked for a budget of $686 billion to be allocated to military spending in 2019. The requested amount is one of the largest in US history, and is also focused on beefing up the country's nuclear arsenal. The budget sees an increase of $80 billion from 2017.

Feb 13 13:11

US may seek longer stay in Syria to create quasi-state: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned of a possible plan by the United States to continue its military presence in Syria for a long term in an attempt to create a “quasi-state” in the eastern areas of the country.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Lavrov criticized the US for its “completely different” position with regard to its future military presence in Syria, adding, “We have a suspicion…. that the United States wants to stay there for a long time, if not forever."

"The Americans, in my opinion … are trying to act by dangerous unilateral steps. And by the way, these steps look more and more like part of a line for creating a certain quasi-state on a large part of the Syrian territory — on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and up to the Iraqi border," he added.

Feb 13 13:07

US troops should stay clear of YPG: Erdo?an

Ankara further toughened its language against the U.S. on Feb. 13, ahead of key meetings in Brussels and Ankara between senior Turkish and American officials.

Speaking at parliament on Feb. 13, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an slammed the U.S.’s continued cooperation with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and a senior U.S. military official who vowed to respond to any Turkish attack in Manbij.

“It is clear that those who say ‘we will respond aggressively if you hit us’ have never experienced an Ottoman slap,” Erdo?an told his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies in parliament.



Feb 13 13:07

FBI-gate: The Outlines of the Story Are Coming into Focus

In the calm before the storm breaks, the mainstream media and the Democrat attack squad from the House Intel committee [i] are in the midst of utterly discrediting themselves. Once the story breaks into the open, indictments will be handed down, and the witnesses, hostile and cooperating, will be heard in hearings and in court. They have worked together to cover up and distract from the story, but the truth will out, and now it is becoming clear how that will happen.

Feb 13 13:06

Another Unnecessary War: Israel is Planning to Launch a Military Operation against Lebanon

The writing is already on the wall: Israel will soon launch a military operation in Lebanon. Not a targeted attack on a weapons convoy or factory, but a simultaneous attack on Hezbollah’s missile production and launch sites. The operation will take place at the same time as, or immediately after, a series of assassinations of known Hezbollah operatives. That organization will, of course, react by launching a massive missile barrage at population centers in Israel, and Hamas may contribute its share in the south. Last week we were informed that missile interceptor systems have already been deployed throughout the country as part of a joint “drill” between the IDF and the U.S. military. Washington has already given a green light, or so we learn from Thomas Friedman’s most recent column — a faithful mouthpiece of American foreign policy.

Feb 13 13:05

The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Prepare “Long-Planned Middle East War”

Washington’s plan to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ultimately failed. Now Lebanon seems to be in the cross-hairs with tensions between Israel and Hezbollah on the same level that led to the 2006 Lebanon war. There is also the possibility that a new offensive against Syria that might take place as Washington maintains its troop levels in the devastated country caused by ISIS and other terrorists groups they supported. Various reports suggests that the Pentagon may reveal that there are close to 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria even though ISIS has been defeated. So why is Washington staying in Syria? Will there be another attempt to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the near future? Most likely, yes. Adding the Trump administration’s continued hostilities towards Iran, the drumbeats of a new war in the Middle East is loud and clear.

Feb 13 13:05

US Deploying Thousands of Marines to Deter China

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon may send a combat marine expeditionary force to deter “growing Chinese influence” while drawing down Middle East force levels.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Logan declined to elaborate, saying “(t)he Department of Defense continually evaluates how we employ our forces throughout the globe but it would be inappropriate to discuss any ongoing planning.”

Defense Priorities analyst/retired army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis/believes the move “plays directly into the concerns and the fears of North Korea that we’re actually preparing for an attack,” adding:

“Effective diplomacy (with China) can’t take place if you have a hammer hanging over the head of your negotiating partner.”



Feb 13 13:05

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

A surge in Israeli-Syrian cross-border incidents has turned into the "biggest" confrontation between the two countries in decades and confronted Russia with a new dilemma: how to preserve its ties with both sides.

The tit-for-tat attacks, which started on Saturday and continued until the following day, have been accompanied by a war of words, with Benjamin Netanyahu warning that Israel would continue to strike against any aggression.

"We dealt severe blows to the Iranian and Syrian forces," Netanyahu said, referring to Iranian bases present inside Syria.

Feb 13 13:04

As New Rivals Square Off, Syria War Is Getting Worse

A year ago, the Syrian War could fairly have been seen as primarily an ISIS war, with several different groups scrambling to attack ISIS from different angles, looking to get the juiciest bits of the carved up “caliphate.”

ISIS is now mostly gone, but the Syria War is actually getting substantially worse, with a series of new conflicts starting to erupt on several different fronts, and threatening a new round of chaos.

The Syrian government tried to shift from fighting ISIS to fighting al-Qaeda and the other Islamist factions in Idlib. In the meantime, they got over 100 of their fighters killed in a US attack last week, and the biggest Israeli attack on Syria in decades over the weekend.

Feb 13 13:03

POLICE RECOMMEND NETANYAHU BE INDICTED FOR BRIBERY ON TWO CHARGES

Israel Police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases Tuesday night, Israel's Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported.

After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced on Tuesday that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair" and Case 2000, the "Yediot Aharanot Affair."

Feb 13 13:03

White House Will Add Pakistan To List Of Terror-Financing Nations

In a decision that comes as the directors of several US intelligence agencies testify before the Senate about various terrorism-related (and Russia-related) risks facing the US, Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration is moving to place Pakistan on a global watchdog's terrorist-financing watchlist.

Pakistan reportedly said it is "hopeful" it can stave off its inclusion on the list at a meeting next week. The declaration has been in the works virtually since the beginning of the Trump administration, as Trump has accused Pakistan of not doing enough to stop the Afghan Taliban and affiliated Haqqani network - even accusing officials in Islamabad of allowing safe haven to the terrorists.


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Owl 2
Feb 13 12:52

Household Debt Rises By $572 Billion, Ends 2017 At All Time High

it should not come as a surprise that according to the just released latest quarterly household debt and credit report by the NY Fed, Americans' debt rose to a new record high in the fourth quarter on the back of an increase in virtually every form of debt: from mortgage, to auto, student and credit card debt (although HELOCs posted a tiny decline).

Feb 13 12:52

US drone destroys Russian-made tank in Syria in 'self-defense,' officials say

An American drone destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank operating in eastern Syria on Saturday, according to the U.S. military's command unit responsible for forces in the Middle East -- which added the strike was in "self defense."

No U.S or allied troops were hurt in the incident, but three people inside the tank were killed by a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone, a defense official told Fox News on Tuesday.

The strike was the second by the U.S. against “pro-regime” forces since Wednesday, according to the U.S. military’s Central Command.

Feb 13 12:51

Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting

After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security.

The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.

Feb 13 12:50

Turkish Warships Block Cypriot Drilling Rig In Dispute Over Mediterranean Gas Field

Amid escalating tensions between Cyprus and Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea, the two countries could be headed towards a resource war.

On Monday, the Cypriot government released a report according to which Turkish warships continue to heavily restrict one of its deepwater drilling rigs from reaching its intended site off the Cyprus coast, where Italian energy company Eni is planning to conduct a drilling operation.



Feb 13 12:49

BofA Survey: Fund Managers Panic-Buy Downside Protection, Rush Out Of Equities

According to the latest BofA Merrill Lynch February Fund Manager Survey (163 participants with $510BN in AUM responded), active managers finally got reacquainted with gravity and were not happy with the experience, or as BofA puts it, investor anxiety is palpable, "but does not give the all clear to buy the dip."

Here are the survey highlights

A record one-month jump in net % of investors indicating they have taken out protection against a sharp fall in equity markets in the next 3 months, at net -30% in February from net -50% in January

Feb 13 12:49

Pat Buchanan Asks: "Is US Being Sucked Into Syria's War?"

Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to keep us endlessly enmeshed...

Friday night, a drone, apparently modeled on a U.S. drone that fell into Iran’s hands, intruded briefly into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights, and was shot down by an Apache helicopter.

Israel seized upon this to send F-16s to strike the airfield whence the drone originated. Returning home, an F-16 was hit and crashed, unleashing the most devastating Israeli attack in decades on Syria. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu says a dozen Syrian and Iranian bases and antiaircraft positions were struck.

Monday’s headline on The Wall Street Journal op-ed page blared:

“The Iran-Israel War Flares Up: The fight is over a Qods Force presence on the Syria-Israeli border. How will the U.S. respond?”

Feb 13 12:48

Venezuela To Accept More Crude Oil From Russia As Production Falters

Russian Urals crude is now entering Venezuela at a rate of 335,000 barrels per day to supply PDVSA’s refinery in Curacao.

So far this year, Caracas has purchased 3 million barrels of Urals crude from Swiss trader Glencore.

Four tankers are scheduled to reach Curacao from Russian ports just this month, trading sources said.

PDVSA has been the contractual operator of Curacao for many years, but the contract is set to expire in 2019. Shell, the facility’s owner, has said PDVSA will not be the facility’s operator beyond the existing contract due to its failure to meet contractual obligations to perform upgrades.

Feb 13 12:43

CHECK OUT THESE PHOTOS | Obama Portrait Artist Paints Black Women Severing The Heads Of White Women

Can you imagine if Donald Trump’s portrait artist painted white women holding the decapitated heads of black women? America would burn, instead we get media silence.

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Feb 13 12:30

Meghan's 'secret visits to Grenfell': Prince Harry's fiancée meets inferno survivors 'during two undercover trips to mosque' that are helping families who lost everything

Actress made appearances alone, on two occasions, to comfort those affected
She visited Al Manaar community mosque in North Kensington, West London
'She has a special place in our hearts,' said leading Grenfell community membe

Feb 13 12:24

Senior congressman says a US-UK trade deal will be struck 'as quickly as possible' after Brexit as he warns it would be a 'mistake' for Britain to stay bound to EU regulations

A Washington police department has come under fire after turning an immigrant who called police for help over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
The Tukwila Police Department said officers were not acting "with malice" when they arrested the man after they mistook an administrative warrant issued by ICE for a judicial warrant.
The man had called police with concerns over a "suspicious person" trespassing onto his property at around 5:30a.m. on Thursday, police said in a Facebook post.

Feb 13 12:23

'Love your beard, well done!': Harry compliments a red-haired hipster in the Edinburgh crowds as Meghan reveals plans are all set for her hen do

Harry made the comment as he took Meghan on a royal walkabout in Edinburgh on their visit to Scotland
Crowds gathered on esplanade in city today to meet the prince and his fiancee as they greet well-wishers
Couple are also going to sandwich shop which supports homeless and has been visited by George Clooney
Trip to Scotland is the couple's fourth public appearance after visits to Nottingham, Brixton and Cardiff

Feb 13 12:17

Catherine Herridge | Obama Implicated By Susan Rice

Catherine Herridge drops the hammer...

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Taboola
Feb 13 12:09

DHS DESTROYS NBC For Fake News On Russia Meddling...

This is completely irresponsible from NBC. And DHS let them have it with guns blazing.

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Feb 13 12:04

FLASHBACK - Surgeon who exposed Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti found dead in apartment with stab wound to the chest

A well-known surgeon who exposed major inadequacies in medical trauma care promised to the Haitian people by the Clinton Foundation after the non-profit raised over $30 million dollars in donations following the devastating 2010 earthquake was found dead in his upscale apartment Sunday with a stab wound to the chest.

Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found lying dead on the bathroom floor of his apartment by his 11-year-old daughter with a knife sticking out of his chest.

The predominant surgeon gained notoriety after operating on U2’s frontman Bono and former running back Michael Cox but had also worked overseas in Haiti where he discovered an almost non-existent medical effort backed by the Clinton Foundation.

Feb 13 11:56

The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

When the Hawaiian islands were formally annexed by the United States in 1898, the event marked end of a lengthy internal struggle between native Hawaiians and white American businessmen for control of the Hawaiian government. In 1893 the last monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili'uokalani, was overthrown by party of businessmen, who then imposed a provisional government. Soon after, President Benjamin Harrison submitted a treaty to annex the Hawaiian islands to the U.S. Senate for ratification. In 1897, the treaty effort was blocked when the newly-formed Hawaiian Patriotic League, composed of native Hawaiians, successfully petitioned the U.S. Congress in opposition of the treaty. The League's lobbying efforts left only 46 Senators in favor of the resolution, less than the 2/3 majority needed for approval of a treaty. The League's victory was shortlived, however as unfolding world events soon forced the annexation issue to the fore again. With the explosion of the U.S.S.

Feb 13 11:39

BUSTED | 60 Minutes Exposes Kirsten Gillibrand…

Senator blames ‘White People' for her previous Conservative positions on guns and illegal immigration. And she wants to be President. You gotta see this nonsense. Credit to 60 Minutes for busting her.

I've included a transcript.

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Feb 13 11:30

How Our Dependence on Global Shipping Will Come Back to Bite Us

If the general public understood how vulnerable our reliance on global shipping made us, they’d all become preppers overnight. Trucks, planes, and cargo ships are responsible for just about everything modern life depends upon. This reliance on global goods and long-distance shipping puts us all at risk.

Here are just a few of the things that could go wrong.

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