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May 17, 2018

May 17 09:31

Stars — They’re Just Like Us: Celebs outraged over Gaza are speaking out

Celebrities are outraged over Israel’s killing of protesters in Gaza.

At the Cannes Film Festival in southern France actor Benicio del Toro joined about a dozen Palestinians for a minute of silence, others tweeted their grief and frustrations.

May 17 09:30

You Wouldn't Passively Submit to Life Behind Gaza’s Walls. You Would Protest

You would protest that Israel, with its soldiers, drones, planes and walls, holds overwhelming, disproportionate power over Gaza: To blockade, choke, damage, and, yes, to kill

May 17 09:29

Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks

volcano is blasting out "ballistic blocks" the size of kitchen appliances and the authorities are warning it could get worse.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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May 17 09:28

LAPD Informant Claims City Owes Him $210,000 for 2016 Skid Row Drug Bust

A longtime undercover operative for the Los Angeles Police Department has filed a claim against the city of Los Angeles, alleging he was stiffed by LAPD on his payment for the 2016 bust of a Skid Row drug kingpin that brought in almost $2 million and made headlines around the world.

The informant, who contends he helped make it happen, said he still hasn’t been paid by the LAPD. On May 7 he filed a claim for damages — the first step toward filing a lawsuit. He claims LAPD is refusing to pay him the $180,000 — or 10 percent of the cash recovery plus the amount of money for the drug and weapon seizures — to which he’s entitled.

May 17 09:25

BREAKING: Hawaii volcano eruption: Explosive eruption at Kilauea - TAKE SHELTER NOW

AN EXPLOSIVE eruption has taken place at Hawaii’s Kilauea with residents ordered to take shelter as the volcano sends a plume of ash 30,000ft into the sky after causing a series of earthquakes and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes earlier this month.

May 17 09:25

There is a hidden inclination to divide Yemen: Ahmad al-Sayyad

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are inclined towards a division of Yemen, the country's ambassador to the UN's cultural agency has told Al Jazeera.

In an interview on Wednesday, Ahmad al-Sayyad, ambassador and head of Yemen's permanent delegation to the Paris-based UNESCO, said "there is synergy between the roles of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. There is a hidden inclination to divide Yemen".

May 17 09:24

US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.

In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.

Yet little is known about how LocationSmart obtained the real-time location data on millions of Americans, how the required consent from cell user owners was obtained, and who else has access to the data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing citizens of this country, has been well and truly flushed, courtesy of these practices by the Big 4 Telecoms. And this is on the heels of the following, very disturbing, story, again out of blacklistednews.com:

Hacker Breaches Securis, the company that helps cops track phones across the US

May 17 09:24

Collapse of Virgin Trains East Coast deal leaves taxpayers £2BILLION out of pocket

THE FAILED Virgin franchise on the East Coast Mainline has left the country £2billion out of pocket after its deal to run services was cut short, it emerged today.

The Government today confirmed it was taking the routes back into public control, just three years into an eight-year deal which would have been worth £3.3billion had it been seen through to a conclusion.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed the decision in an announcement in the House of Commons today - immediately drawing condemnation from Labour and trade union leaders who dubbed it a "bailout”.

Virgin Trains East Coast, spearheaded by managing director David Horne, won the contract to run the East Coast line after it was privatised in 2015.

May 17 09:23

'Explosive Eruption' At Kilauea Volcano Sends Ash Sky-High, Locals Urged To Shelter In Place

It seemed things at Hawaii's Kilauea Voclano were calming down just a bit Wednesday night, but then an explosive eruption from the volcano's summit crater sent ash over 25,000 feet into the atmosphere at around 5 a.m. local time Thursday.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency says people should shelter in place if possible as the ash plume is expected to spread to the southeast, creating difficult driving conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued an ashfall advisory for the vicinity of Kilauea.

Developing story...

May 17 09:21


An anonymous diplomatic source in Brussels has revealed to RIA Novosti that the European Union intends to discontinue paying for Iranian oil in US dollars. This is a major development which confirms a series of articles in global media which reveal the growing positive developments indicating that Atlanticism is in a serious crisis. It has cracked. Analyses by CSS and FRN’s own experts going back a number of years have forecasted that these events would eventuate.

This comes on the heels of the “Euro-troika” of France, Germany, and the UK agreeing with Iran to develop a support program and strengthen economic ties in response to the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal proclaimed by Trump on May 8th.

May 17 09:21


It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.

I am of course talking about globalists.

May 17 09:20

'F**k Turkey': Netanyahu's Son Posts Disputable Image Amid Diplomatic Scandal

As an Israeli-Turkish tit-for-tat is in full swing, Israeli prime minister’s son posted a controversial picture under an explicit caption. Although it was quickly taken down, Twitter users seem to have not forgotten.

Yair Netanyahu, a son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had taken to Instagram to post a controversial picture captioned "F**k Turkey," The Haaretz reported.

Responding to the post, Netanyahu’s inner circle said that there was hardly anything unusual about the post, since "Yair Netanyahu is a private person, as is his Instagram account." Whatever the case, the account no longer exists.

May 17 09:18


Over the last two years, academic researchers have identified various methods that they can transmit hidden commands that are undetectable by the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant.
According to a new report from The New York Times, scientific researchers have been able “to secretly activate the artificial intelligence systems on smartphones and smart speakers, making them dial phone numbers or open websites.” This could, perhaps, allow cybercriminals to unlock smart-home doors, control a Tesla car via the App, access users’ online bank accounts, load malicious browser-based cryptocurrency mining websites, and or access all sort of personal information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome... to the dark side of this high technology; and frankly, I would never want a device like this in my home, ever.

May 17 09:17

'If Israel bombs Iran, Arab states will support Tehran'

May 17 09:16

A Color Revolution in a Teacup

Our concept of success changes as we age. When we are young but not quite mature, we are able to engage in all sorts of ridiculous exploits. Later, when we are no longer young, just a successful trip to the outhouse turns out to be enough of a celebratory cause. Same goes for aging empires. When young, they trash large, important countries, but then help rebuild them. Later, they confine themselves to just trashing them. Even later, they attempt to trash small, weak countries, and fail even at that. Eventually such failures become too small to notice. Have you noticed what just happened in Armenia? Exactly.

May 17 09:15

Why is the US provoking N Korea with military drills?

Owl 1
May 17 09:14


It appears the police in Brookhaven, Georgia are not content with just having their own 'Operation Plugged In' cam-share program.

What they have done is create one of the most disturbing corporate/police relationships I have had the displeasure of writing about.

Last year the Brookhaven Police Department and the Georgia Power Company entered into a unique partnership. It is unique because the power company has begun leasing their utility poles equipped with their license plate readers and CCTV cameras to police departments. Reporter Newspapers.net reveals that "Georgia Power will retain ownership of the cameras."

"In January 2017, the police department was contacted by Georgia Power regarding a newly formed division. Which was created to provide law enforcement agencies the opportunity to increase the use of video cameras and license plate readers."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have three words for the residents of this town; move away, now. Vote with your feet, if humanly possible.

Or, if that is not possible, demonstrate peacefully in front of every office of Georgia Power, and the next time there is a meeting for public commentary on their policy, be a part (peacefully) of the dialogue.

It is not part of Georgia Power's charter to provide snooping platforms for local police, period, end of discussion.

Write (politely) to the President of Georgia Power, Shane Amons, and ask him - politely - what the hell he was thinking when he signed off on this deal. And where, please, was the Georgia Power Commission, when the decision came down?!?

Tell him that leadership which signed off on such a deal, is not the leadership which really cares about the needs and concerns of Brookhaven residents, and ask for a forensic accounting on the deal, to determine if there were any kickbacks, for signing off on it.

This deal is made even more puzzling, as the crime rate, borne out by statistics is relatively low, compared to many ofther cities in the US.

Crime in Brookhaven, Georgia

May 17 09:14

Eyewitness to the #LasVegasShooting reports he saw “5 men” in a single file line, dressed in black button-ups …

… one of which was carrying an “assault rifle,” just south of the Excalibur around 11:15 p.m.

May 17 09:13

Alberta passes bill 'to turn off the taps' to B.C. over pipeline delays

Alberta has passed legislation giving the province's energy minister the power to choke off gasoline shipments to British Columbia if that province continues to throw up barriers to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Bill 12 passed late Wednesday afternoon in the Alberta Legislature. David Swann, the Liberal for Calgary-Mountain View, was the only member of the legislature to vote against it.

Earlier Wednesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley used her strongest language yet about her intentions for the law, stating she was prepared to use it on short notice, if required.

May 17 09:12

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years of Israel Massacring Palestine

The UN has allowed Israel’s massacre of Palestine against dozens of UN Resolution to restrain Israel from their aggressions on Palestine, killing tens of thousands of unarmed Palestinians, women, children and men. Destroying their livelihood, schools, hospitals and living quarters. Worse, confining 2 million Palestinians in an open torture and terror camp, called Gaza.

All this under the “watchful eye” of the United Nations, thousands of Blue Helmets patrolling ‘disputed’ – aka Israeli stolen territory from Palestine and surrounding Arab nations. And the world at large – by now 193 member-nations that make up the UN – watching, observing, but not saying beep loud enough to be heard.

May 17 09:12

'Explosive increase' in Ebola cases is feared as outbreak in Congo spreads to a CITY and UN considers whether to declare a 'health emergency of international concern'

Experts fear an 'explosive increase' in Ebola cases after an outbreak in Congo entered a 'new phase' and spread to a city.

The deadly virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the country's health minister revealed last night.

So far, the 23 deaths believed to have been caused by Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak were in more isolated areas, giving authorities a better chance of ring-fencing the virus.

May 17 09:09

Eurasian Integration: Russia Will Not be the Only Country to Use the Crimean Bridge

According to the senator, Russia has showed itself as a highly developed technological country having built the bridge. Russia used state-of-the-art technologies for the construction of support structures installed deep into the seafloor. This bridge is not only the longest one in Russia, but also in Europe.

Sergei Tsekov is convinced that the bridge will be protected accordingly from saboteurs. A special service will be established to protect both the surface and the underwater elements of the bridge.

May 17 09:07

“Battlefield America”: The Age of Petty Tyrannies

We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the name of the national good by an elite class of government officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions.

We, the middling classes, are not so fortunate.

We find ourselves badgered, bullied and browbeaten into bearing the brunt of their arrogance, paying the price for their greed, suffering the backlash for their militarism, agonizing as a result of their inaction, feigning ignorance about their backroom dealings, overlooking their incompetence, turning a blind eye to their misdeeds, cowering from their heavy-handed tactics, and blindly hoping for change that never comes.

May 17 09:06

Police chiefs consider arming officers patrolling rural areas with handguns for the first time to tackle terrorists

Police chiefs are considering arming bobbies patrolling rural areas with handguns for the first time.

Britain's armed policing lead, Simon Chesterman, suggested yesterday that ordinary uniformed officers could be given guns to solve a shortfall in specialist firearms officers in some remote rural and coastal areas.

The controversial proposal would overturn Britain's long-standing tradition of routine unarmed policing.

May 17 09:05

Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence

One of the essential features of European colonialism were the boundaries drawn between Europeans and so-called Western civilization and everyone else. Even during the European enlightenment, the accepted philosophical justifications for human inequality in Western liberal thought meant that women, the colonized, the enslaved and non-property holders occupied different rungs on the ladder of humanity and were excluded from demanding same inherent rights as the White, male bourgeoisie.

The “othering” of human beings on the basis of race, gender, religion, class and later nationality was embedded in the collective consciousness of Europe. But in the colonial context, the process of othering wasn’t just psychological but also physical. In that context the stratification of humanity into those categories of people who had rights that were recognized and everyone else, had deadly consequences for those individuals and peoples who fell into the category of “other.”

May 17 09:04


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday called for an independent probe of the violence along the Israel-Gaza border after a Canadian doctor was among those injured in the clashes.

May 17 09:04


Ain’t this the truth?

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May 17 09:02

Mega Tsunami simulation for Hawaii

May 17 08:59

China Unleashes “Island Encirclement” War Drill Around Taiwan

May 17 08:58

May vows Britain will have an 'independent trade policy' after 2020 as she denies caving into EU by agreeing the UK could stay tied to customs union for longer

Theresa May insisted Britain will have an 'independent trade policy' after 2020 today as she denied caving into the EU over Brexit.

The Prime Minister faced a backlash from Eurosceptics after it emerged her 'war Cabinet' has signed off on an extension as part of a 'backstop' that would avoid a hard Irish border if no other solutions are found.

She confirmed this evening that the UK would soon be putting forward its plans for a fallback option - but claimed the proposal would not prevent the UK striking trade deals with other countries.

May 17 08:54


Just when you thought that after the last criminal offense by Wells Fargo (which as a reminder was pushing customers into higher-fee retirement accounts), surely there was no way Warren Buffett's favorite criminal organization would be caught again engaging in some even more bizarre criminal activity.

Alas, it was not meant to be as Wells somehow always finds a way, and moments ago the WSJ reported that in the latest scandal involving America's largest mortgage lender, "some employees" in Wells Fargo’s business banking, aka "wholesale" unit and is separate from Wells' retail division, improperly altered information on documents related to corporate customers without their knowledge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wells Fargo continues to be pathologically evil, because no one executive who has signed off on these nasty corporate practices ever goes to jail; that has to change, in order to for these practices to stop.

May 17 08:50


Russia’s state-of-the-art hypersonic glide vehicle, which analysts say is capable of easily cutting through the existing US missile shield, will become operational by 2020, reports citing US intelligence have warned.
Speaking to CNBC on the condition of anonymity, sources aware of US intelligence reports, said the Russian military successfully tested the weapon twice in 2016. The third known test of the weapon was allegedly carried out in October 2017, and allegedly failed when the device crashed seconds before hitting its target.

The sources believe the device would be a significant breakthrough which could enable Russian military to surpass US counterparts. The intelligence sources claimed that the hypersonic gliders will get onboard countermeasures to enable them to defeat even the most advanced missile-defense systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question General Hyten should be asking, is not why the Russians have this technology, but why, with all the money spent on the military/industrial complex, for their weapons, the US military does not?!?

And why the veiled beg for more money for this industry, when the money they do get is so thoroughly, and completely wasted, with absolutely zero financial oversite of how the money gets spent?!?

Well, let's start with the collective corporate culture of our weapons manufacturers. Because all of these companies contribute so heavily to Presidential political campaigns, those executives at the very top believe that it is perfectly fine to deliver already outmoded weapons, at huge cost overruns, when they may well be obsolete upon delivery, and do not function at all as advertised.

That has to change, and there should be laws to change it, preventing this industry, so critical to America's maintaining a large technological and military edge, from contributing one penny to any Presidential campaign, to sway contracts their way.

The second thing which has to be legally codified, is that when defense contractors don't deliver, on time, within budget, equipment which actually works, there needs to be a personal cost to the executives who sign off on these practices, and instead of fines, there should be hard jail time served, for so betraying our men and women in uniform, by that lack of technological expertise and military edge.

As those of you know, I am a Christian pacifist activist, who abhors the use of war by this country to resolve its geopolitical differences. However, that being said, when our military out in the field are deployed, I want them to have the best of the best of the best, when it comes to weaponry, and they are certainly not getting it now, courtesy of the culture of the military industrial complex.

May 17 08:48

VICTORY! Soros Withdraws from Hungary After Public Thrashing by Pro-Western Gov.

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May 17 08:08

Subprime 60 Day Late Worse than 2008-09

May 17 07:56

Teacher Had Students Drown Live Raccoons In Class

This time, the psychopath in question resides in Florida and the incident at Forest High School in Marion County was caught on camera. The victims were two raccoons and an opossum.

May 17 07:51

Palestine Is Still The Issue

May 17 07:38

Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone

The University of Missouri research team wanted to investigate the use of blueberry extract as a radiosensitizer – a non-toxic, natural substance which enhances the efficacy of conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. The team previously had success treating prostate cancer using a polyphenol in red grapes called resveratrol as a radiosensitizer.

To their surprise, blueberry extract not only proved to be a powerful radiosensitizer, but was shown to be an even more effective cervical cancer treatment than radiation.

May 17 07:30

US, Israel can aid coup in Iran & if it fails, let Iranians fight each other – ex-Mossad official

The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia – can change regime in Iran, and Trump’s policy provides an opening for it, a former top Mossad official speculated, adding that if a coup fails, Iranians will still be fighting each other.

Haim Tomer, a former Mossad official said to lead Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and International Divisions, explicitly talked about possible options for regime change in Tehran during an interview with the Jerus

Owl 2
May 17 07:28

Does WeWork at All?

The CEO is selling that $20 billion valuation to a lot of smart, rich guys. But WeWork’s entities are known as SPE’s (“Screwing Probably Expected”), and its landlords will be the first to go down.

May 17 07:27

Trust The Plan, The Plan Is Not Going To Be Straightforward

A relative of the Skripals has been denied a visa by the UK, nobody knows where the Skripals are. Satellite images show NK is dismantling their nuke program, the White House says the talks are still on between NK and the US.

May 17 07:26

Europe will defend its companies in Iran despite threat of US sanctions – Macron

Leaders of European states will maintain the nuclear deal with Iran and protect their corporations against potential US sanctions for doing business in the Islamic Republic, according to French President Emmanuel Macron.

“We’ve had a vibrant discussion on Iran. The 2015 nuclear agreement is a crucial element of peace and security in the region. We have opted to support it whatever the US decides to do,” said the French president on arrival at the Sofia summit. “We have pledged to take necessary political steps for our companies to stay in Iran.”

May 17 07:26

Flow of Refugees to US has Nearly Slowed to a Halt

In Fayetteville, Ark. this March, volunteers were on their way to set up an apartment, cars loaded with linens, lamps, crockery and canned food, when they were abruptly told to turn around. The refugee family from the Democratic Republic of Congo would not be coming.

May 17 07:19

Three-hour outage renders Nest-equipped smart homes very dumb

Google's Nest went TITSUP* early this morning, causing headaches for users who have equipped their home with the expensive smart devices.

Owners of the kit were forced to manually adjust thermostats and unlock doors while the iOS, Android and web apps were inaccessible. The horror.

Nest's support orifice on Twitter confirmed there was an issue at 0430 BST after users reported being unable to operate alarms or locks via the app. It was a long three hours before the company confirmed that things were back up and running.

The outage affected multiple countries – users in the US, Canada and the Netherlands all reported problems.

May 17 06:12

Ebola Goes Urban: WHO Warns of "Potential for EXPLOSIVE INCREASE"

Ebola is back, and in a "new phase." The deadly hemorrhagic fever is no longer confined to the remote regions of the Congo. On Wednesday, a man was diagnosed in Mbandaka, a city with a population of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province, which is in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola has gone urban.

And that means the real crisis is just beginning.

May 17 06:00

Nervous man with missing teeth approached man at bus stop 5 minutes before 1 October massacre, had foreknowledge

Several minutes before the 1 October massacre commenced, a man sitting at a bus stop near Mandalay Bay was approached by a nervous red-haired man wearing black clothing who appeared to have foreknowledge of what was about to go down at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival where 58 people lost their lives, an police report filed several days after the shooting suggests.

May 17 05:37

Bill Clinton ogles young women with his fly undone

May 17 05:05

Route 91 massacre survivor watched as a ‘guy dressed in black holding a giant black rifle’ surrendered to police

A survivor of the 1 October massacre told police two days after the shooting in a tape recorded interview that he witnessed a man dressed all in black who was carrying a large black rifle surrender to police near East Reno Avenue and Giles Street as he exited the Route 91 venue during the attack.

May 17 04:52


It appears the police in Brookhaven, Georgia are not content with just having their own 'Operation Plugged In' cam-share program. What they have done is create one of the most disturbing corporate/police relationships I have had the displeasure of writing about.

May 17 04:39


Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you’ve probably never heard about before.

May 16, 2018

May 16 21:41

YouTube begins banning video channels for talking about CBD oil; claims CBD oil “poses risk of serious physical harm or death”

Jumping in bed with Big Pharma and the corrupt cancer industry, YouTube has begun banning entire video channels that post videos describing the compassionate use of CBD oil in cancer patients.

In addition to re-banning the Health Ranger video channel over a video that called for racial unity and peace in our world (see below), YouTube has now permanently banned the “Natural News” channel, claiming a 43-second video we posted about the compassionate healing potential of CBD oil was subjecting viewers to “risk of serious physical harm or death.” Rather than allowing the issuance of three strikes before banning a channel, YouTube permanently banned our channel with a single strike.

May 16 21:37

Turkey calls on the Islamic world to unite against Israel as Erdogan and Netanyahu exchange insults on Twitter over Gaza protest deaths

Turkey is urging on all Islamic nations to unite against Israel at a summit called in the wake of this week's violence on the Gaza border.

More than 60 Palestinians have been killed - many by Israeli live fire - in the last two days amid violent demonstrations over the opening of a new US embassy in Jerusalem.

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an called the extraordinary summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as he engaged in a Twitter spat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Erdo?an said the meeting in Istanbul on Friday 'will give a very strong message to the world' on the cause of the Palestinians, as his Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, urged Islamic countries to 'review their ties with Israel'.

May 16 20:20

NATO 'condemns' Russia bridge to Moscow-annexed Crimea

NATO on Wednesday denounced a new bridge linking mainland Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea as "another violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

May 16 20:16

"Countless lives were saved": Officer hailed for confronting gunman at Dixon High School in Illinois

A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an Illinois high school Wednesday morning, officials say. The officer encountered the 19-year-old former student, who was armed with a gun, at Dixon High School around 8 a.m., Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said.

Howell said the suspect fired several shots near the school's west gym and was then confronted by the officer assigned to the school. The suspect fled the school and the officer pursued him, Howell said. The gunman then fired several shots toward the officer, who shot back, wounding the suspect.

The suspect was arrested just west of the school and was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No students or staff were injured, thanks to the actions of the officer, Howell said.

May 16 20:09

As Artists Pull Their Music, TIDAL Faces Millions In Damages Over Fake Streams

Norwegian songwriters, composers, and music publishers have filed a complaint against Jay-Z’s streaming music service, TIDAL. The move comes after Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) published a damning report about the service — with the industry taking very serious note.

Dagens launched a massive, two-year investigation in conjunction with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). In the end, the publication found that TIDAL had massively inflated Beyoncé and Kanye West’s numbers, leading to massive payouts for both artists.

This, of course, at the expense of real, hard-working artists on the platform.

May 16 16:59

Death of the DollarEconomyGeopoliticsMetalsUncategorized Switzerland – A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to spreading Positive Banking News to the World

by Peter Koenig, The Saker:

It’s called “Vollgeld Initiative” – in German, meaning more or less “Referendum for Sovereign Money”. What is “Sovereign Money”? – Its money produced only by the Central Bank, by the “Sovereign”, the government, represented by its central bank. Money created in accordance with the needs of the economy, as contrasted to the profit and greed motives of the banking oligarchy – wat it is today; money creation at will, by private banking.............................

May 16 16:44

Man charged in Northland shootings says ‘voices’ told him who to shoot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The man who admitted to investigators that he shot at a man in a "luxurious" car, a man on a motorcycle and a man in his driveway Friday night now faces charges for two of the three shootings.

Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, faces one count of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle for both of the shootings that happened in Clay County.

May 16 16:39

Russia, China and Iran Counter Donald Trump’s Removal Of The U.S. From Iran Deal

By Aaron Kesel

China has opened a railway link with Iran as a response to the sanctions set on the Middle Eastern country by President Donald Trump’s administration after Trump recently ended the Iran deal.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and Israel are working to spin the narrative about the protest in Gaza after Israel massacred 58 Palestinians and injured scores of others by blaming Hamas...

May 16 16:07

Bitcoin could consume more electric energy than all of Austria before the end of the year, expert warns

In a paper published to the journal Joule, the researcher uses a new technique to assess the future of Bitcoin’s electric energy consumption.

Soon, the researcher says it will likely use up about half a percent of the world’s total consumption.

It might not sound like much, but with a minimum usage now estimated to be at 2.55 gigawatts, it means Bitcoin already uses nearly as much electricity as Ireland.

According to de Vries, a single transaction uses roughly the same amount of electricity as an average household in the Netherlands consumes in a whole month.

When it hits half a percent, it will be using as much as 7.7 gigawatts – or as much as Austria."

May 16 15:46

B-52 bomber excluded from drills after North Korea complains

Joint exercises between the United States and South Korea will move forward but the B-52 strategic bomber and eight F-22 Raptors will not be deployed during drills.

The decision to downscale the drills was reached between U.S. Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo Wednesday, after North Korea criticized the joint exercise Max Thunder being held in the South, News 1 reported.

Pyongyang's criticism of the United States and South Korea came as a surprise to the South Korean military.

Song canceled all official activities on Wednesday to hold emergency meetings with Brooks and relevant ministries in response to the North's KCNA statement.

Brooks and Song's decision to reduce the size of the exercises came after a 30-minute meeting.

May 16 15:22

"We Are All Palestinians Now"

People are beginning to awaken to the fact that the name-calling is connected to the violent oppression. The name-calling and the smearing is the weapon the oppressors use to silence the resistance. When someone is labeled as an anti-Semite, Holocaust Denier, Conspiracy Theorist and what have you, then we don't need to listen to what they have to say. You don't need an argument. Call someone an icky name, then avoid them and tell others to avoid them.

The surprising thing is that the name-calling often comes from the mouths of those in opposition to the oppressors. When pro-Palestinian activists call other pro-Palestinian activists these names, then we know the true power of the oppressor. The oppressor controls the language of the opposition.

May 16 14:45

Hard power long ago eclipsed the pursuit of peace in Israel. IDF bullets in Gaza confirm that: Neil Macdonald

In theory, the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a big deal.

In theory. In reality, it doesn't amount to a hill of beans, an issue of history and principle long since overtaken by hard power.

People have bizarre notions about Jerusalem: to some, it's a celestial entity, barely of this earth. Billions of Jews, Christians and Muslims are taught from the cradle that it's holy. An entire city, holy. Every building, every cobblestone, every dusty rock. I apparently lived on a holy street for five years.

Even Jerusalem's official status in the eyes of the world is strange. It remains corpus separatum, which literally means separate entity — a supposedly internationalized city, the capital of neither Israel nor any Arab entity, and certainly not a place for embassies.

May 16 14:30

John McCain: It 'Wasn’t Incorrect' to Say Rand Paul Was 'Working for Vladimir Putin'

In March 2017, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) successfully delayed for 11 days Senate ratification of Montenegro's entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). America's leading advocate for NATO expansion, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded by accusing Paul of "achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin...of trying to dismember this small country."

"I repeat again," McCain said then, remarkably. "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."

May 16 14:23

BLOODBATH! — Israel Embarks On New War Crimes

I didn’t expect this as I picked up my groceries in the supermarket. “BLOODBATH!” the headline screamed, churning up the hysteria that was now clawing at my throat: “SCORES DEAD, THOUSANDS WOUNDED AS ISRAEL FIRES ON PALESTINIANS PROTESTING OVER TRUMP’S NEW EMBASSY!”

Yes, it was that dreadful Daily Mail again, stirring up trouble against the noble occupiers of Palestine, nice peaceful folk doing their best to defend their stolen land from evil Hamas and the Arab scum in Gaza trying to suggest they had a right to live in their own country.

Israeli troops, I was to learn to my horror and dismay — how could such a noble race behave like this? — had killed at least 55 Palestinians in cold blood and wounded almost 2,000 more during protests in Gaza on Monday. The violence had erupted as Donald Trump’s delectable daughter Ivanka opened the new American embassy in Jerusalem — a move that was calculated to case a global outcry.

May 16 14:20

Macron thinks he’s the ‘master of the world’: Critics round on French president

FRENCH socialist Benoît Hamon lashed out at Emmanuel Macron telling saying the 40-year-old president was “powerless and inoffensive” and obsessed with his own self-image.

The hardline left-winger added that the young centrist’s “excessive liberalism” would stoke nationalist sentiment in France and possibly trigger Europe’s downfall.

He told the left-wing daily Libération: “On the diplomatic front, I find him both powerless and inoffensive, despite the fact he puts tonnes of energy into his communications strategy. He thinks he’s the master of the world just because he’s been on the cover of Forbes.