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Sep 21 12:48

Anti-Iran Deal Billionaire Tom Kaplan Lashes Out at Iran

A couple hours before and a few blocks away from where President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations on Monday, a group of anti-Iran deal advocates held their annual conference at the midtown Manhattan Roosevelt Hotel. Perhaps newly emboldened by the current administration’s hostility to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—at the UN, Trump declared the Iran deal “an embarrassment to the United States”—a billionaire wearing a blue, three-piece suit took the stage and delivered a diatribe, invoking anti-Muslim falsehoods and a series of crude animal metaphors to explain Iran’s predatory nature.

Thomas Kaplan made his public debut as a supporter of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in a surprise appearance that was not listed in the event’s program. Kaplan is one of the key funders of UANI, an anti-Iran deal advocacy group that targets companies doing business in Iran and even goes as far as pushing for a de facto blockade on food and medicine to Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Tom...

Sep 21 12:44

UK brushes off Trump on Iran with $720mn solar deal

The UK deepened its economic relationship with Iran in a solar deal worth $720mn less than a day after US President called the Arabian Gulf nation a “rogue state” and threat to global security.



Taboola
Sep 21 12:35

SHOCK DOCUMENT! The CIA bombing planned in 1992

The document suggests that the CIA planned the bombing of Serbia in 1992. It also lists targets such as power plants, railways and others. The document provides detailed maps and descriptions of the entire industry and goals in Serbia and Montenegro

Sep 21 12:31

Why Trump's Foreign Policy May Result in 25 'Chernobyls' in Asia-Pacific

US President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea in case the US is "forced to defend itself or its allies" means a potential atomic Armageddon for the Korean Peninsula, Konstantin Sivkov, a Russian military analyst and president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems, told Sputnik China.

"We must keep in mind what a strike on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) may result in," Sivkov said. "If the US decides to begin an all-out war against North Korea it will mean only one thing: 25 nuclear reactors in South Korea will be destroyed by a retaliatory attack from the DPRK. This equates to 25 Chernobyl disasters on the Korean Peninsula."

Sep 21 12:30

Valerie Plame Wilson tweets link to blog blaming Jews for America's Middle Eastern wars

The linked piece argued American Jews have a vested interest in promoting the state of Israel and "have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States." The piece was written by Phil Girladi, who's often quoted as a counterterrorism expert and is the former head of military intelligence for the CIA.

The column was posted on The Unz Review, funded by Ron Unz. The Anti-Defamation League wrote in 2014 Unz publicizes ideas promoted by anti-Semites and supports anti-Israel ideologies, but does not appear to be anti-Semitic himself.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Sep 21 12:30

DAILY BEAST ARTICLE FROM OCTOBER 2016: PENTAGON PAID FOR FAKE ‘AL QAEDA’ VIDEOS

The Pentagon gave a controversial U.K. PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

Sep 21 12:29

SCIENTISTS USED CELLPHONES AND SEWAGE TO PINPOINT NEIGHBORHOODS WITH DRUG USERS

It's entirely possible to analyze literal shit to estimate drug use patterns of whole cities. In fact, as I've reported before,wastewater drug analysis—sampling raw sewage for traces of illicit substances—is common practice in many parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, China, and parts of the United States.

Sep 21 12:19

Trump’s UN Declaration Of War

Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the “policeman of the world” role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over. The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted his captivity and his assigned role as the enforcer of Washington’s hegemony over every other country. Washington uber alles is the only foreign policy that Washington pursues.

Sep 21 12:07

Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North Korea

“Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,” Trump told reporters. “In addition, what we will do is identify new industries — including textiles, fishing, IT, and manufacturing — that the Treasury Department can target with strong sanctions.”

Sep 21 12:07

To Prevent Rebellion, Spain Docks Cruise Ship Housing 16,000 Riot Police In Barcelona Port

Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day. Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonia’s finances, seeking to ensure that separatist politicians could not spend further public funds on the referendum, and conducted raids across Catalonia to confiscate ballots and campaign materials from printing shops and delivery companies.

Now, as the New York Times notes this morning, Spanish police have detained 14 people during operations conducted yesterday which included the secretary general of economic affairs, Josep Maria Jové.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those 16000 police just became a target!

Sep 21 12:00

New US Executive Order To Target Foreign Banks Doing Business With North Korea – Trump

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that gives the US broad new powers to sanction individuals, companies and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea.

“I am announcing a new executive order to sign that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea,” Trump said.

Sep 21 11:16

International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

Statistical data will not convince people who have made up their minds. They can always find another statistical analysis that agrees with them. Most people have not made up their minds. They can be educated. The more people know about the debate over the Second Amendment, the more likely they are to become Second Amendment supporters.

Sep 21 11:02

"Extraordinary & Worrisome" - WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.

CNN reported Monday that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager from May to August in 2016. The story claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. That warrant lapsed, but the FBI convinced the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to issue a second order as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the election.

Guess who has lived in a condo in Trump Tower since 2006? Paul Manafort.

The story suggests the monitoring started in the summer or fall, and extended into early this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this moment in its history, all that I expect from the Occupied Uhninged Surveilled States of America, is continuous, pathological lying.

That is why it is so important that the Independent Media in this country not lose heart; our day is coming.

Sep 21 10:52

U.S. Near Bottom In Public Trust Of Newsmedia

According to the most extensive study ever done of the public’s usages of, and trust in, the newsmedia in their country — a study that (in late January early February) scientically sampled thousands of people in each one of 36 different industrialized countries — the United States scored #28, which was in the bottom 22% of all 36 nations, regarding the public’s trust of the newsmedia. However, the average American had a 53% level of trust in the news-sources he or she is relying on.



Sep 21 10:52

World's largest plane with a wingspan longer than a FOOTBALL FIELD fires up its six engines for the first time ahead of 2019 test flight

The world's biggest plane is a step closer to its first flight.

Named Stratolaunch, the colossal aircraft successfully fired all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines - each weighing 8,940lbs (4,000kg) - for the first time this week.

The plane is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who wants it to act as a giant air pad in the sky, allowing payloads to reach space faster and at a lower cost than existing technologies.

Sep 21 10:47

Markets run health care better than government mandates

Patients have no option to switch insurance companies or hospitals because such freestanding entities have long been abolished, and with them, any hope of free-market accountability or efficiency. Abandoning the unique principles our revolutionary nation was founded on runs the risk of betraying those very same people—the poor, weak, and sick—we seek to protect.

Sep 21 10:41

Future plastics could be made out of sugar and carbon dioxide, making them harmless to the environment

The new polycarbonate — made from sugar and carbon dioxide — will be made using a process that utilizes low pressure dynamics and room temperature so that the material can be made cheaper and safer. What’s great about this biodegradable plastic is it can be returned to nature with the help of enzymes from soil bacteria. That means, plastic made from this polycarbonate won’t sit in dumps or float in the ocean or get ingested by whales and other sea creatures.

Sep 21 10:32

Antimicrobial chemicals in soap products found to permanently harm developing babies in utero

Triclocarban (TCC), the most common antibacterial chemical compound found in various personal care products such as soaps and lotions, can inadvertently be transferred from mother to child, inducing irreversible damage to the developing fetus. TCC was also noted to interfere with the lipid metabolism in the baby, which could potentially lead to growth abnormalities. While TCC was officially banned by the FDA last year due to “[a lack of evidence that] demonstrates that [triclocarban is] safe for long-term daily use,” many personal care manufacturers still use the ingredient.



Lockerdome
Sep 21 10:32

Driving Miss Crazy: Morgan Freeman Declares War on Russia at Rob Reiner's Behest

Social media is awash with outrage after Hollywood megastar Morgan Freeman appeared in a propaganda video issued by a newly-established anti-Russian non-profit group, in which he declares Washington is at war with Moscow.

Morgan Freeman is an almost universally beloved figure in the West, and his famed golden voice almost universally beloved across the West, so it's understandable why the newly-established Committee to Investigate Russia might choose him to front its propaganda campaign.

However, initial reactions to the clip on social media suggest the move might've been a titanic misfire, as even supporters of the #TheRussiansDidIt hypothesis criticizing the group, and slamming the video's incendiary tone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder what a forensic accounting of the group sponsoring this video would reveal about who actually paid for this?!?

The "cozying up" between the US government/military and "Hollowood", over decades, is no big secret.

Shell corporations, posing as non-profits, are a common feature in the American business landscape these days.

Any professional respect I once had for this very capable actor, which was huge, has just been shattered into absolute oblivion.

Did he not realise, upon accepting the gig, which was allegedly fronted by Rob Reiner, that he is actually working for the military/industrial complex of the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika?!?

Because the ultimate "winner" in the ratcheting up of tensions between the OUSSA and Russia, will be only that warmongering gang of thugs which manufacture weapons, in terms of more huge outlays in military spending, as the Deep State is actually planning to go to war against Russia AND China, to prevent the rise of the ruble and yuan against the petrodollar.

Washington plans to Nuke Russia and China

And how many defense companies may be in Rob Reiner's financial portfolio at this moment?!?

He is rumored to be worth 60 million in net worth at this point in his career

Did all of that come only from residuals and socially conscious investing?!? One has to wonder.

Sep 21 10:24

Apple has confirmed that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11.

Even when toggled off in Control Center on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11 and later, a new support document says Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will continue to be available for AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotspot.

Toggling off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi in Control Center only disconnects accessories now, rather than disabling connectivity entirely.

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iOS 11 users can still completely disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for all networks and devices by toggling them off in the Settings app.

Sep 21 10:22

YOU HAVE TO BE IN AWE OF REDNECK ENGINEERING (20 PHOTOS)

Rednecks have never gotten enough credit for their inventions and contributions to the engineering world. Their prototypes may be crude at first glance, but there’s a nugget of moonshine soaked genius in there somewhere.

Get ready, ya’ll, the greatest examples of redneck engineering are coming at ya.

Sep 21 10:12

Push to unseal the draft Whitewater indictment against Hillary Clinton gets court date

A federal appeals court will hear a case brought by Judicial Watch on Friday to make public draft indictments of Hillary Clinton from the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s.

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act requests, wants copies of the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration has declined to release. It filed a FOIA request for the documents in March 2015 and in October 2015 the group sued for the 238 pages of responsive records.

According to Judicial Watch: “The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the judge on this case is a Clinton or Obama apointee, the fix is most probably in.

But if they are not.....drip...drip...drip.....

Sep 21 10:07

China says North Korean situation more serious by the day

The situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and cannot be allowed to spin out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his German counterpart, the state-run China News Service said on Thursday.

A resolution to the North Korea issue cannot only rely on sanctions and not talks, Wang said, meeting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting in New York on Wednesday, the report added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Yi is absolutely correct in his assessment.

China absolutely does NOT want to get mired in a war between the US and North Korea, and is very teed off that the confrontation has pushed tensions in the region to a knife's edge.

The US tolerates a nuclear-armed China; a nuclear-armed Israel; a nuclear-armed Russia; a nuclear-armed Pakistan; and a nuclear-armed India; why is it pathologically incapable, under President Trump's watch, of tolerating a nuclear-armed North Korea?!?

These weapons are developed as a deterrent to invasion, and would never be used in a first-strike capability by North Korea, because they understand that should they do so, the US, South Korea. and Japan would have their country reduced to molten glass in a heartbeat.

Sep 21 10:05

Are you being watched? FinFisher government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

Legitimate downloads of popular software including WhatsApp, Skype and VLC Player have allegedly being hacked at an internet service provider (ISP) level to spread an dvanced form of surveillance software known as "FinFisher", cybersecurity researchers warn.

FinFisher is sold to global governments and intelligence agencies and can be used to snoop on webcam feeds, keystrokes, microphones and web browsing. Documents, previously published by WikiLeaks, indicate that one tool called "FinFly ISP" may be linked to case.

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This week (21 September), experts from cybersecurity firm Eset claimed that new FinFisher variants had been discovered in seven countries, two of which were being targeted by "man in the middle" (MitM) attacks at an ISP level – packaging real downloads with spyware.

Companies being hit included WhatsApp, Skype, Avast, VLC Player and WinRAR, it said, adding that "virtually any application could be misused in this way."

Sep 21 10:04

N. Korea says Trump threat is 'sound of dog barking'

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying his threat to destroy the nation amounted to "the sound of a dog barking."

Ri arrived in New York earlier in the day to attend the U.N. General Assembly.

Speaking to reporters in front of his hotel, he issued the regime's first response to Trump's threat a day earlier to "totally destroy" North Korea if it poses a direct threat to the U.S. or its allies.

"If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that's really a dog dream," Ri said, referencing a North Korean proverb that a procession moves even if dogs bark. In Korean, a dog dream is one that is absurd and makes little sense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keep in mind that Koreans hold dogs in very low esteem, unlike Americans. So this is a major insult.

Sep 21 10:03

"Extraordinary & Worrisome" - WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.



Sep 21 10:03

Could Kurdish Independence Spark An Oil War?

As the date of the Kurdish independence referendum approaches, oil industry moguls should be concerned about an oil production war between Iran and headless Iraq.

Sep 21 09:57

Congress has no evidence showing Iran violated nuclear deal: Democrats

On Wednesday, seven senior Democratic senators wrote a letter to Trump’s cabinet officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, to ask them to provide any information they have to prove that Tehran has not been committed to the 2015 agreement, dubbed as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Since Trump took office, the US has launched an attack against the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and the world powers, including Washington, threatening to abandon the deal on multiple occasions.

Sep 21 09:57

TRUMP FALLS IN LINE WITH INTERVENTIONISM

In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice of low expectations – people praise him for reading from a Teleprompter even if his words make little sense – but there is no getting around the reality that his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly must rank as one of the most embarrassing moments in America’s relations with the global community.

Trump offered a crude patchwork of propaganda and bluster, partly delivered as a campaign speech praising his own leadership – boasting about the relatively strong U.S. economy that he mostly inherited from President Obama – and partly reflecting his continued subservience to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump did NOT inherit "...relatively strong U.S. economy" from President Obama; look at all the corporate bankruptcies which have happened in 2016, and 2017, to begin to comprehend the problems with the US economy, which have seen massive Federal and personal debt increase, coupled with the steady outsourcing/offshoring of jobs which used to be the mainstay of the American middle class.

But the rest of the article is absolutely correct, in pointing out President Trump's embracing everything that has failed, spectacularly, with US foreign policy under Bush's and Obama's regimes.

And it appears he is about to double down with North Korea, Iran, and perhaps even Venezuela.

IF, in fact, the US government goes to war against both North Korea and Iran, and choses to fire the first shot, we may well see China defending North Korea, and Russia defending Iran, militarily.

I wish someone who has the President's ear, other than the official triumverate of Mc Master, Kelly, and Mattis, would politely inform President Trump that the US military does not have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry; or the troop strength to positively militarily engage either country at this point.

After a show of force in Syria, Russia has other countries clamoring for their weapons, because they work as advertised; most American weapons, unfortunately, do not.

Need I remind you of the utter fluster cluck and debacle which is the Lockheed Martin's F-35, which has cost taxpayers billions, but still cannot perform to speck, and may take billions more to ever fix?!?

I rest my case.



Sep 21 09:57

Israel holding 58 Palestinian women 'under dire conditions'

The Israeli regime is holding at least 58 Palestinian women, including 10 minors, "under dire conditions" in its jails, the Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee says.

The committee recently said the female prisoners were being held in HaSharon and Damon jails. It said the Palestinian women suffered physical and emotional abuse by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS).

The basic rights of the inmates, the committee said, are violated as they have no access to essential needs such as medical care. Several of the jailed women were under 18 when they were sentenced and they have turned 18 behind Israeli bars.

Sep 21 09:55

Rouhani censures Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his “ignorant and spiteful” comments against the Iranian nation.

Delivering a speech at the 72nd UN General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday, President Rouhani said the “ignorant, ugly, spiteful literature of the US president, which was full of false information and groundless allegations, against the Iranian nation” were beneath the dignity of the United Nations.



Owl 3
Sep 21 09:54

Why didn’t Equifax protect your data? Because corporations have all the power.

The hack revealed how little control consumers have these days.

Sep 21 09:52

More data lost or stolen in first half of 2017 than the whole of last year

More data records were leaked or stolen by miscreants during the first half of 2017 (1.9 billion) than all of 2016 (1.37 billion).

Digital security company Gemalto's Breach Level Index (PDF), published Wednesday, found that an average of 10.4 million records are exposed or swiped every day.

During the first half of 2017 there were 918 reported data breaches worldwide, compared with 815 in the last six months of 2016, an increase of 13 per cent. A total 22 breaches in Q1 2017 included the compromise, theft or loss of more than a million records.

Gemalto estimates less than 1 per cent of the stolen, lost or compromised data used encryption to render the information useless.

Sep 21 09:51

New based Ben Garrison, cartoon! " The CIA "



Carambola
Sep 21 09:49

FedEx: TNT NotPetya infection blew a $300m hole in our numbers

FedEx has estimated this year's NotPetya ransomware outbreak cost it $300m in lost business and cleanup costs.

Sep 21 09:47

CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

Cisco's security limb Talos has probed the malware-laden CCleaner utility that Avast so kindly gave to the world and has concluded its purpose was to create secondary attacks that attempted to penetrate top technology companies. Talos also thinks the malware may have succeeded in delivering a payload to some of those firms targeted.

The malware that made its way into CCleaner gathers information about its host and sends it to what Talos calls the "C2 server". Whoever is behind the malware then reviews the hosts its code has compromised. It then tries to infect some of those hosts with what Talos characterises as "specialized secondary payloads".

Those payloads sometimes seek out top tech companies: Talos said its examination of code on the C2 server lists targets including Cisco, Microsoft, Sony, Intel, VMware, Samsung, D-Link, Epson, MSI, Linksys, Singtel and the dvrdns.org domain, which resolves to dyn.org.

Sep 21 09:46

Winter weather in Idaho's mountains on the final day of summer

Today marks the final full day of the summer season, but there won't be much that is summer-like about our weather today. In fact, Bogus Basin picked up an inch of snow overnight and there are Winter Weather Advisories in place for Idaho's east central mountains; elevations about 8,000' could pick up a foot of snow through tomorrow!

Sep 21 09:46

September snowfall has ski shops full of excited skiers

With snow building up in the mountains, many people are preparing for ski season and ski shops are preparing for anxious customers.

Ski resorts don’t open up until after Thanksgiving, but that’s not stopping some extreme skiers.

Some skiers told ABC FOX Montanan that they couldn’t wait to hit the slopes and even went skiing at the top of Bridger this weekend.

Sep 21 09:46

From the Dept of the Bleedin' Obvious... yes, drones hurt when they hit you in the head

Research suggests maybe the heavy ones should spend less time over people

Sep 21 09:45

'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area sees unprecedented early-season snowfall

'I have never, never seen this kind of snow at the end of September,' says Marmot Basin spokesperson

Sep 21 09:45

You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?

Slack is distributing open Linux-based versions of its technology that are not digitally signed, contrary to industry best practice.

The absence of a digital signature creates a means for miscreants to sling around doctored versions of the software that users wouldn't easily be able to distinguish from the real thing.

El Reg learned of the issue from reader Trevor Hemsley, who reported the problem to Slack back in August and only notified the media after a promised fix failed to appear.

"Slack distribute Linux packages for their app and those packages come from a yum repository that does not have a GPG key and the packages are not signed," Hemsley explained.

Sep 21 09:44

Several inches of snow fell at Paradise and Snoqualmie, but forecast for weekend looking good

It was snowing again on Stevens Pass Tuesday night, and the National Weather Service said 5 inches of snow fell the night before at Paradise on Mount Rainier -- the most snow that has fallen there this early in the year since 1978.

Sep 21 09:38

DHS PAYS POLICE MILLIONS TO TICKET AND PROSECUTE MOTORISTS

It used to be the DOJ, COPS, NHTSA and the USDOT were responsible for paying police to ticket motorists.

In the past few years, things have taken a turn for the worse. It now appears that DHS has become the largest cash provider for police departments.

What does that mean for motorists?

It means more tickets.

A recent article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, reveals that the Blount County Sheriff's Office received $91,488 from DHS to create 'specialized enforcement' on The Dragon, a section of U.S. Highway 129 near the North Carolina state line.

Another article in the Tennessean revealed how DHS is giving prosecutors millions to target motorists.

"State Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey was joined by Vic Donoho, director of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, in Dickson on Aug. 30 as one part of a four-city, statewide tour Wednesday to announce $19 million in federal grants for programs to reduce road fatalities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When citations become revenue generators for cities and states, expect them to increase exponentially from now on.

In light of the fact that Mike and I are driving an 18 year old crudmobile, we tend to treat it very gently, and generally drive very conservatively.

But for those out there driving in states where a radar detector is legal to use, it might not be a bad investment right now.

Sep 21 09:37

Obama refers to himself 96 times during short speech to Gates group

Even when he’s appearing with a revolutionary of modern society, Barack Obama can’t help but talk about himself.

A lot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remind me how much they paid him for this speech!

Sep 21 09:37

THIS $700 BILLION PUBLIC EMPLOYEE TICKING TIME BOMB IS ONLY 6.7% FUNDED; MOST STATES ARE UNDER 1%

As a study from Pew Charitable Trusts points out today, the average OPEB plan in the U.S. today is only 6.7% funded (and that’s if you believe their discount rates…so probably figure about half that amount in reality) and many states around the country are even worse.

Sep 21 09:36

Map of Syrian Revolution, Civil war in Syria, Russian war on Syria, ISIS war on Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Current situation.

Sep 21 09:34

Is Trump About to Repeat George W. Bush's Worst Mistake?

In 2002, Bush used his UN speech to argue for action against Iraq. Let’s hope Trump’s first UN speech isn’t the opening salvo in a preventable war with Iran

Sep 21 09:33

World Leaders Back Cuba Against US Blockade Following Trump's UN Attacks

Countering the aggressive attacks of the United States President Donald Trump against sovereign nations in his address at the United Nations General Assembly this week, many other leaders from around the world have used the forum to denounced the U.S. imposed blockade against Cuba.

Sep 21 09:33

North Korea Warns US of ‘Final Ruin’ After Trump Takes Military Bluster to UN

The US will face a “horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin” if US President Donald Trump puts his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea into action, according to a Wednesday statement published by the Korea Central News Agency.

Sep 21 09:33

Japan Moves Missile Interceptor Under Flight Paths of North Korean Missiles

Japan on Tuesday relocated an anti-missile battery to its Hakodate Base on the northern island of Hokkaido, near the flight paths of the ballistic missiles recently launched by Pyongyang.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an empty gesture. The North Korean missile flew over Hokkaido at an altitude of 475 miles, far too high for the interceptor to reach.

Sep 21 09:31

'Complete failure': US organizations unite to decry Trump's UN speech on N. Korea

Donald Trump's speech at the UN, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary, has been slammed by progressive organizations calling it a "complete failure of American leadership" and "yet another reckless escalation."

The three organizations - MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and Win Without War - blasted Trump's speech in a joint statement published on Tuesday.

Sep 21 09:30

Russia begins troop withdrawal from Belarus after end of Zapad 2017 drills – MoD

Russian troops have started to routinely return to their home bases after the end of the joint Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 exercises that earlier provoked large-scale hysteria in the West over their nature, numbers and purpose.

Units of the Russian Air Force were first to set off for home following the end of the drills, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Sep 21 09:30

UK military shows off footage of drone strike on ISIS that caused ‘civilian injuries’

Footage has emerged showing a controversial British drone strike on a sniper in Syria last May.

The British military claimed the attack prevented a public execution, but monitors on the ground say civilians were injured.

Sep 21 09:29

Group of 10 teenage girls attack and rob a woman on a Philadelphia train 'after she tried to stop them from bullying some younger children'

Shocking video shows a group of teenage girls assaulting a young woman and allegedly robbing the woman of her phone.

Video from NBC Philadelphia shows a chaotic fight scene as a group of at least 10 girls appears to assail a woman.

A witness told NBC that the woman had tried to defend a different set of younger girls that the offensive group was bullying.

Sep 21 09:29

U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS WEIGHS USING “KINETIC WEAPON” ON NORTH KOREA

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was “any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk,” Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.”

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

“Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul,” a reporter asked. “Are we talking kinetic options as well?”

“Yes, I don’t want to go into that,” Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would “involve the massive shelling of an ally’s capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But can this weapon prevent the deployment of heavy conventional artillery, as is commonly known to be dispersed in bunkers all over North Korea, and aimed at South Korea?!?

That is a question I wish some reporter would ask Sec-Def Mattis, and soon.

Sep 21 09:26

Hospital denounces Florida nurses who gave babies middle finger, called them 'mini Satans'

Nurses at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida may face legal action after photos showing them being inappropriate with babies went viral.
In photos shared on Snapchat, one nurse is seen giving the middle finger to a baby with the caption, "How I feel about these mini Satans" reports news station WJAX/WFOX. In another photo, a nurse is accused of moving a baby to look like the child is dancing to music.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is wrong with these people?!?

Sep 21 09:24

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: AL-QAEDA FAILURE IN NORTHERN HAMA

On September 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled a huge attack of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) on Ma’an in northern Hama. A fighting was also reported in Tulaysiyah, Tel Al-Aswad, Al-Qahira, Al-Zughbi and Al-Raya. In total, about 40 militants were killed. On September 20, the fighting continued in Tulaysiyah and Alqhirah.

Pro-Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) media blamed Russian attack helicopters and warplanes as well as a lack of support from the moderate opposition for the failure. Government sources describe the HTS advance as an attempt to assist anti-government forces in Deir Ezzor province.

On September 19, the SAA entered Khusham village north of Deir Ezzor city. On September 20, the SAA continued clashing with ISIS aiming to secure this important settlement. When this is done, government forces will be able to expand its control in the both eastern and western directions.

Sep 21 09:23

Apocalyptic Flood: Puerto Rico River Rises 62ft ABOVE flood stage

Sep 21 09:22

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

Last year, U.S. bottled water sales reached $16 billion, up nearly 10 percent from 2015, according to Beverage Marketing Corp. They outpaced soda sales for the first time as drinkers continue to seek convenience and healthier options and worry about the safety of tap water after the high-profile contamination in Flint, Mich., about a two-hour drive from Mecosta. Nestlé alone sold $7.7 billion worth worldwide, with more than $343 million of it coming from Michigan, where the company bottles Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water and Pure Life, its purified water line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This thievery of what should be clean, public resources for water, should be criminal, and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Unfortunately with Nestle, which I am sure has a thoroughly deserved reputation for buying local and federal politicians, in order to bend them to their corporate agendas, that may well happen only when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Sep 21 09:21

Viacom Left Sensitive Data And Secret Access Key On Unsecured Amazon Server

A security researcher working for California-based cyber resiliency firm UpGuard has recently discovered a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured Amazon Web Server S3 cloud storage bucket containing roughly a gigabyte's worth of credentials and configuration files for the backend of dozens of Viacom properties.

These exposed credentials discovered by UpGuard researcher Chris Vickery would have been enough for hackers to take down Viacom's internal IT infrastructure and internet presence, allowing them to access cloud servers belonging to MTV, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon.

Among the data exposed in the leak was Viacom's master key to its Amazon Web Services account, and the credentials required to build and maintain Viacom servers across its many subsidiaries and dozens of brands.

Sep 21 09:17

SNIPPITS AND SNAPPITS

Sep 21 09:14

IT HAS STARTED: CREEPING GLOBAL DE-DOLLARIZATION

The issue of when a global reserve currency begins or ends is not an exact science. There are no press releases announcing it, and neither are there big international conferences that end with the signing of treaties and a photo shoot. Nevertheless we can say with confidence that the reign of every world reserve currency has to come to and end at some point in time. During a changeover from one global currency to another, gold (and to a lesser extent silver) has always played a decisive role. Central banks and governments have long been aware that the dollar has a sell-by date as a reserve currency. But it has taken until now for the subject to be discussed openly. The fact that the issue has been on the radar of a powerful bank like JP Morgan for at least five years, should give one pause. Questions regarding the global reserve currency are not exactly discussed on CNBC every day. Most mainstream economists avoid the topic like the plague. The issue is too politically charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the BRIC nations bypassing the dollar completely in their trade, we are seeing the wheels starting to come off the car represented by the petrodollar, and with amazing rapidity.

23 Countries Now Abandoning US Dollar

Picking up some gold and silver (for its melt value, not numismatic value), if at all possible, may not be a bad thing right now.

Karl Marx was right on at least one thing; all wars are economic in origin.

Look at who is getting demonized right now in the corporate presstitute media, outside of North Korea; China, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran. What do these countries have in common?!?

They have stopped using the US dollar in international trading.

Sep 21 08:57

SCIENCE FOR SALE: SHOCKING EMAILS REVEAL EDITOR OF FOOD SCIENCE JOURNAL WAS ON MONSANTO’S PAYROLL AT $400 PER HOUR

(Natural News) Recently released court documents reveal what many people have long suspected: Monsanto had a hand in the retraction of a groundbreaking study that left little doubt about the dangers of glyphosate in a prominent food science journal.

Monsanto will do anything to protect the reputation of Roundup and its other herbicide products – which earned them $1.9 billion in gross profits in 2015 alone – and that includes silencing their detractors.

It has now emerged that the Editor in Chief of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology who oversaw the famous study’s retraction was on Monsanto’s payroll. This is a conflict of interest at best, and possibly something far more underhanded, and they might have gotten away with it had their lawyers succeeded in preventing their internal documents from being released in a class action lawsuit filed against the firm by cancer patients.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seralini sued, in order to reclaim his professional reputation, and won.

Monsanto PR war falls short: Séralini wins lawsuit

One of the most horrific, immoral actions on behalf of scientists is science for sale, to endorse anything for a buck. This includes vaccines, or alleged
treatments that are supposed to make people better, but frequently do not.

Remember, back in the day, when doctors promoted the smoking of cigarettes?!?

I am old enough to remember these adverts.

Vintage Ads of Doctors Endorsing Tobacco


Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

Cigarettes were once "physician tested and approved

More Doctors Smoke Camels than any other cigarette

To create better health for yourself, and those you care about, please ignore, don't buy, and don't eat, GMO food, as though it were the plague.

Talk to the manager of your local big-box store, or your market, and let them know that you are willing to pay more to insure the food you are eating is GMO free, or that you will change where you go to buy your groceries if the store will not offer gmo-free food.

Loss of revenue is something these stores do not want to see happen; if enough of us have that conversation with these mangers, our ability to get GMO free food will be greater.

Sep 21 08:51

Hillary Clinton: Women Only Voted For Trump Because Their Husbands Told Them To

Hillary Clinton’s delusions continue. It’s been almost a year since the election, and now Hillary’s blaming married women who voted for Donald Trump for her loss to the president back in November.

Still unwilling to take any responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump, Hillary continues to play the blame game. So far, she’s blamed everyone from her most trusted advisor, Huma Abedin, to the infamous socialist and fellow democrat Bernie Sanders, for the disastrous campaign and ridiculous ideas she championed last year. But she doesn’t stop there anymore. Now it’s the fault of married women who voted for Donald Trump.

Sep 21 08:45

BEX ALERT - How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda

Drudge Report has linked nearly 400 times to RT, Sputnik News, TASS since 2012

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is starting a smear campaign against anyone not toeing the war-party line!

Sep 21 08:43

E.U. to Trump: ‘We’re Not Renegotiating Iran Nuclear Deal’ – Israel Not Happy

Now Israel has a problem. What’s good for Washington is not necessarily good for Europe…

RT International reports today…

All parties to Iran’s nuclear agreement remain in full compliance with the deal, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said after the Wednesday P5+1 powers’ meeting. She emphasized that the deal had potentially averted a military incursion into Iran.

“This is an agreement that prevented a nuclear program and potentially prevented a military intervention,” Mogherini said, following a meeting of ministers representing the six world powers and Iran on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Calling the negotiations a “frank” discussion, Mogherini said that it boiled down to all sides agreeing that no country has breached the terms of the deal. “We all agreed on the fact that there is no violation, that the nuclear program-related aspects, which is all the agreement, are being fulfilled,” she said.

Sep 21 08:41

Morgan Freeman Declares War On Penguins

Sep 21 08:40

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because of fears that it could be used to create babies to order, will deepen understanding of the biology of early human development.

CRISPR/Cas9 can enable scientists to find and modify or replace genetic defects. Many describe it as game-changing.

"One way to find out what a gene does in the developing embryo is to see what happens when it isn't working," said Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientists who led the research at Britain's Francis Crick Institute.

"Now we have demonstrated an efficient way of doing this, we hope that other scientists will use it to find out the roles of other genes."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My primary concern about this technology is that it may well be used to prevent the birth of people who are "divergent" in their intelligence, and ask too many logical questions which world governments do not want answered, because it would unmask the basis for control of their populations.

Sep 21 08:38

The biggest computer leak in history

Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server.

The data leak contains a wealth of personal information on roughly 61 percent of the US population. Along with home addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers, the records include advanced sentiment analyses used by political groups to predict where individual voters fall on hot-button issues such as gun ownership, stem cell research, and the right to abortion, as well as suspected religious affiliation and ethnicity. The data was amassed from a variety of sources—from the banned subreddit r/fatpeoplehate to American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by former White House strategist Karl Rove.

Sep 21 08:37

Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

Sep 21 08:35

North Korea amassing nukes to avoid the fate of Libya, Iraq: Writer

North Korea is building up a formidable nuclear arsenal in order to avoid the fate of Libya and Iraq, an American writer and retired professor says.

Sep 21 08:35

North Korea Suggests Libya Should Have Kept Nuclear Program

A North Korean statement that Libya’s dismantling of its nuclear weapons program had made it vulnerable to military intervention by the West is being seen by analysts as an ominous reinforcement of the North’s refusal to end its own nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea is correct. Had Libya kept their nukes, the US would have left it alone.

Sep 21 08:34

LOVING OUR DEBT-SERFDOM: OUR NEOFEUDAL STATUS QUO

Democracy (i.e. political influence) and ownership of productive assets are the exclusive domains of the New Aristocracy.

I have often used the words neoliberal, neocolonial and neofeudal to describe our socio-economic-political status quo. Here are my shorthand descriptions of each term:

1. Neoliberal: the commoditization / financialization of every asset, input (such as labor) and output of the economy; the privatization of the public commons, and the maximizing of private profits while costs and losses are socialized, i.e. transferred to the taxpayers.

2. Neocolonial: the exploitation of the domestic populace using the same debt-servitude model used to subjugate, control and extract profits from overseas populations.

3. Neofeudal: the indenturing of the workforce via debt and financial repression to a new Aristocracy; the disempowerment of the workforce into powerless debt-serfs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the deaths and maimings for life of so many of our brave military service people in Iraq and Afganinstan,ultimately for control of the oil pipelines and mineral resources of these countries, and my nacent, dawning understanding of Karl Marx's statement that "all wars are economic in nature", I can no longer buy into anything the corporate presstitutes are saying. They may get the weather correctly, but even that can be problematic.

The Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled State of America has never been a true meritocracy; it has always been about power, money, and influence, of which I have precious little.

But I have never bought into victimhood or identity politics, which I think, has been a reasonbly healthy way in which to behave. As a 68 year old, still working woman, an equity feminist, and a published composer, I appreciate what I can still bring to the table, in terms of both art and business.

I will not be defined by a corpratocracy which may dictate that I am "over the hill". You would never hear that from the clients for whom I do marketing!! :-)

Sep 21 08:34

Moscow warns US any shellings of Russian task force by Syrian opposition will be thwarted

Moscow has informed Washington via a special communications channel that any attempts of Syrian opposition fighters to shell Russian task force and Syrian troops will be curbed, Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

Servicemen of Russia’s special operations forces and Syrian troops are currently working together to destroy the terrorists near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, Konashenkov said.

Sep 21 08:30

China calls for support for Iran nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called for support for the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Sep 21 08:30

Tillerson, Haley Clash Over Iran Nuclear Deal

In a sign of the ongoing internal dissent over ending the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources told the Washington Free Beacon that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley have been at odds over the deal, with Trump's U.N. ambassador privately expressing dismay with Tillerson over his continued efforts to preserve the nuclear agreement.

Sep 21 08:29

Report: Obama’s Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power Tried to Unmask Americans on a Daily Basis

Multiple sources have confirmed with Fox News that Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was making ‘unmasking’ requests in the final months of Obama’s presidency at a clip of more than one per day.

Sep 21 08:25

Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran deal, putting on Congress: report

President Trump is reportedly inclined to decertify the nuclear accord with Iran, instead putting the responsibility on Congress to determine if the U.S. will exit the deal.

NBC News, citing four sources, reported on Wednesday that should Trump shift the decision to Congress, he will push European powers to renegotiate parts of the agreement.

Sep 21 08:21

Trump’s Horrible, Arrogant, Dumb, Neocon UN Speech

It reads like a declaration of war to every country that does not accept Washington’s hegemony

Sep 21 08:21

"Hezbollah is Israel's worst nightmare" - IDF supreme commander

Israeli Chief of General Staff, Gadi Eizenkot, said on Wednesday that Hezbollah has gained so much experience in the past years, especially as regards the fighting, that there is no point in underestimating it, noting the Lebanese movement has received massive military support from abroad and greatly improved its ways of collecting information, stressing that the movement is not only a political party, but also a sophisticated military force.

“Hezbollah is the enemy that worries us a lot more than any other enemy around us”, Eizenkot said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We need an excuse to invade Lebanon again."

Sep 21 08:20

Kurdish-led forces advance against ISIS to beat the Syrian Army to Deir Ezzor's oil, gas fields

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued its drive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor countryside in a bid to capture the regions vast gas and oil fields before Syrian government forces.

Sep 21 08:19

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil

North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in "compassionate" America's war on the "wicked few." It's almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened

Sep 21 08:19

Mexico City earthquake: Moment deadly Popocatépetl volcano ERUPTS after quake - shock vid

Terrified residents looked on in horror as the Popocatépetl volcano burst into life as the earthquake tore through the Mexican capital.

Sep 21 08:15

Phil Giraldi – Neocons Clamor for More Goy Blood

Most recently, some pundits, including myself, have been warning of an impending war with Iran. To be sure, the urging to strike Iran comes from many quarters, to include generals in the Administration who always think first in terms of settling problems through force, from a Saudi government obsessed with fear over Iranian hegemony, and, of course, from Israel itself. But what makes the war engine run is provided by American Jews who have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States. They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen, as well as much of the media, seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.
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Sep 21 08:15

Startling Signs You’re Going To Die From Heart Complications

When we think about signs that our heart is unhealthy, sudden chest pain is usually the first thing that comes to mind. As it turns out, there are many signs that you’re headed down the dark path of having heart complications. And many of these signs have nothing to do with your chest at all.

Sep 21 08:14

The Healthiest (And Least Healthy) U.S. Presidents Of All Time

During his campaign, many questioned President Donald Trump’s physical and mental health. At 70, he was the oldest president-elect in our country’s history. Though some speculated otherwise, reports assured the public he was perfectly healthy.

Sep 21 08:13

‘Trump is like a teacher handing out fail grades. Which country will be next?’ – Czech president

Czech President Milos Zeman criticized Donald Trump for lecturing “misbehaving” countries during his address to the UN, and says that the international community should be based on parity – not “masters and students.”

Sep 21 08:12

'Pipe Dream': Mariano Rajoy Rules Out Catalonia Independence Referendum

Spanish Prime Minister said that the referendum on the independence of Catalonia cannot be held, adding that the government of the autonomous region should give up this dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to end up as a civil war.

Sep 21 08:12

Daily Beast, Providing No Evidence, Says Russia Organized Pro-Trump Rallies

The Daily Beast has published a lengthy exclusive claiming that Russia used a Facebook page to organize rallies to support the 2016 presidential bid of Donald Trump - except their 1,600 word article cites no sources and is built around only the scantest amount of circumstantial evidence.

Sep 21 08:11

US Denies Reports it Opened Military Base in Israel

A US European Command spokeswoman is knocking down reports that the US opened a military base in Israel just days after US officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate a new building cluster in the country.

Sep 21 08:07

‘US Secret Services' Tried to Nab 29 Russian Troops in Syria ... and Got Their Butts Kicked - Russian Military

Yesterday, according to General Rudskoi, an army of “moderate” decapitators, directed by their 'US Secret Service’ handlers, double-crossing the Russians by violating a ceasefire agreement, launched an attack with tanks and artillery on the Syrian Government north of Hama in the de-escalation zone, in an attempt to halt the Syrian Army’s successful advance.

A key part of the plan was to capture 29 Russian soldiers, which would have been a major embarrassment for Russia.

Here’s where the story gets gripping.

Sep 21 08:06

Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end

The Syrians with beaucoup Russian support are going to take Syria back from the US and it's terrorists. Get ready for a lot of US casualties.

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

Sep 21 08:05

Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

Was Donald Trump's speech to the UN optimistic realism, Trumpian populism or a just a goldmine of hypocrisy, propaganda and outrageous lies? Trump's meeting with Bibi Netanyahu yesterday no doubt influenced this jingoistic and threatening speech. It sounded like Bibi wrote it for him. Bibi has been crying wolf about Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons program for over 20 years. This kind of speech always worked really well before the advent of the internet. In the past, the mainstream media effectively kept us in the dark about what was really going on in the rest of the world so this kind of speech was readily accepted by the ignorant proles.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse on a computer, just about everything he said is quickly exposed as no more than ludicrous propaganda and the raving of a clueless madman pushing another country's agenda. I'm sure this was obvious to everyone in that room.

Sep 21 08:04

Cops Kidnap 8yo Boy for Acting Out in School, Put Him in Restraints, Force Inject Him with Sedatives

In a police state, innocent 8-year-old boys with severe learning disabilities and diagnosed behavioral issues are not safe from the violent hand of the state’s enforcers. A mother has learned the hard way just how unsafe a child can be when the state gets involved after her 8-year-old son was kidnapped by police, put in restraints, and forcefully injected with a sedative after acting out on his first day of school.

Debbie Kiroff is now looking for answers after her son endured horrific abuse at the hands of those who claim to protect.

Sep 21 08:03

Russia’s Lavrov reaffirms JCPOA commitment

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaffirmed Russia's commitment to maintaining the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program.
The meeting of the Six (Russia, the UK, China, the US, France and Germany) and Iran was held on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

"Lavrov confirmed that Russia will continue to support the sustainability of the JCPOA," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook statement, reported TASS.

Sep 21 08:02

Hurricane Maria: US mainland is not out of the woods yet

The current forecast does not show a direct hit on the East Coast, forecasters say, but such a path cannot be ruled out this far in advance.

Sep 21 07:57

Lightning Strikes Triggered by Human Shipping Activity, Research Finds

The researchers eventually determined that the aerosol particles from ships' engine exhausts collect water vapor around them, which condense into cloud droplets. When there are numerous light aerosol particles over busy shopping routes, they rise up in the atmosphere and freeze, resulting in the formation of clouds with ice crystals.

Sep 21 07:57

‘US is biggest rogue state but accuses others of what it does 100 times over’

The US begrudges North Korea for having a few nuclear weapons while having more nuclear weapons than any country on Earth, Prof. Dan Kovalik, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, told RT, commenting on Donald Trump’s UN address. Other analysts joined the discussion.

Donald Trump delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday. The US president lashed out at North Korea, Syria and Iran in his speech.

Dan Kovalik says he doesn’t think it’s appropriate to speak about defending the interests of one particular nation, America, at the UN.

Sep 21 07:56

Brussels faces rebellion over South America trade deal that will 'devastate' EU farmers

BRUSSELS was today facing serious questions about its proposed trade deal with a group of South American countries after Irish farmers warned it would have a “devastating impact” the EU cattle industry.

Sep 21 07:56

At UN, Netanyahu uses Iran threat to sideline Palestinians

Most of his speech was devoted to how Israel is thriving economically, politically and scientifically under his leadership. In keeping with his longstanding tradition, he veered off to the threat posed by the nuclear agreement with Iran. Netanyahu said that the signatories should either "fix it or nix it," adding, "Today, I have a simple message for Ayatollah [Ali] Khamenei, the dictator of Iran: The light of Israel will never be extinguished. Those who threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril. Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions."

Sep 21 07:55

Homework assignment gone horribly wrong: Teacher asks kids to identify ‘as a member of the KKK’ (5 Pics)

The uncle of a fifth grade South Carolina student went on a one man mission to have a teacher disciplined for a homework assignment on the KKK, and he was successful.
The man, Tremain Cooper, went after Oak Pointe Elementary School teacher Kerri Roberts after she assigned homework that asked students to identify themselves as a member of the KKK and justify the group’s treatment of blacks.

Sep 21 07:54

Johnson & Johnson heiress caught on camera 'losing her temper and trying to kick her horse in the stomach' at Hampton Classic Horse Show

A wealthy heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune has reportedly been caught on camera 'trying to kick her horse in the stomach.'

A video was released of the incident at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in New York earlier this month.

The Chronicle identified the rider as heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton with her horse Joe Cool.

Sep 21 07:53

Hot, single Florida woman creates sexy sign to get power restored, and she REALLY needed it!

A Florida woman had an innovative way to get her power restored in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Kynse Agles posed next to a sign she placed outside of her house that read “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life,” ABC Action News reported.

Sep 21 07:52

The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

If Mr. Trump makes good on his threat to pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, how will he then convince the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, that America will honor the commitment to integrate North Korea into the world community if only it disarms — the demand Mr. Trump made from the podium of the United Nations.

Sep 21 07:51

Mattis: US Must Face ‘Somber Reality’ Of Military Option On North Korea

The United States must face the “somber reality” that military action against North Korea could be necessary should diplomacy fail to curb the nation’s hostile provocations, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sept. 20.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What provocations?!? I don't see North Korea sailing the warships along US borders or flying armed bombers along our costs!

Sep 21 07:47

‘I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push wheelchairs’ — Israeli commander to Palestinians

The Bethlehem-based Palestinian NGO Badil reported a significant increase in Palestinian injuries in the refugee camps last year, the majority of which were caused by live ammunition. Most of the gunshot wounds were directed at the lower limbs of the youth in the camps, now commonly referred to as “kneecapping.” Residents of the Dheisheh camp say that an Israeli army commander, who the youth in Dheisheh refer to as “Captain Nidal”, has been threatening to intentionally disable Palestinians in the camp. “I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push the wheelchairs,” he has been reported as saying.

Sep 21 07:47

A Shocking Number Of College Kids Think Violence Against A Speaker Is OK

Results of a survey published this week by the Brookings Institute paint an pretty bleak picture of how college students view free speech in the US. John Villasenor, a researcher at Brookings, asked 1,500 kids enrolled in schools across 49 states and Washington, DC, four questions about their thoughts on the First Amendment and found that not only did they possess a shocking ignorance about one of the country's foundational ideas, but that many condoned violence against people they disagreed with.

Sep 21 07:44

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Wednesday (Sept. 20), battering the U.S. territory with heavy winds and torrential rainfall. Now that the worst of the storm has passed, staff at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory are preparing to start surveying the damage.

Sep 21 07:42

THU 9/21 8:09 AM EDT: Hurricane Maria moving away from Puerto Rico

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Sep 21 07:42

Russia gives warning to US in Syria

Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice.

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