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"The global financial elite of the Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations are making the plans [for a one world government]. The real name of the game is 1984. We will have systematic population reduction, forced sterilization or anything else which the planners deem necessary to establish absolute control in their humanitarian utopia. But to enforce these plans, you must have an all-powerful world government. You can't do this if individual nations have sovereignty. And before you can facilitate the Great Merger, you must first centralize control within each nation, destroy the local police and remove the guns from the hands of the citizenry. You must replace our once free Constitutional Republic with an all-powerful central government." -- Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"

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August 18, 2016

Aug 18 18:11

HILLARY appears to FAINT again - She HAS a Serious BRAIN injury

Aug 18 18:10

FLASHBACK - HILLARY CLINTON FAINTS AND SUFFERS CONCUSSION VIDEO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And note how Hillary's people move to block the cell phone videos!

Aug 18 18:04

Court rules that ISPs do not need to give up information on alleged pirates, copyright infringers

An American Internet Service Provider (ISP) has received validation that it does not have to give up personal details of alleged copyright infringers. The Eastern Virginia District Court has denied copyright holder BMG Rights Management a permanent injunction against Cox Communication that would force the ISP to match personally identifiable information such as email address, physical address, and name to an IP address that has been accused of copyright infringement. In this case, BMG was trying to force Cox Communication to actively spy on allegedly pirating users and “verify” that they had stopped pirating.

Aug 18 18:02

Celtic Fans Wave Palestine Flags During Match with Israeli Club

The Scottish club fans defied UEFA rules and threats by police during the Champions League qualifier against Israeli Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Fans of Scottish soccer club Celtic waved the Palestinian flag during their team’s Champions League qualifying match with Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday, the ninth time the club's fans have made a statement of defiance against UEFA’s ban on political expression in five years.

The action was organized by a group called Celtic Fans for Palestine which posted a Facebook event titled, “Fly the flag for Palestine, for Celtic, for Justice" last week.

John, an organizer of the event, told the Al Bawaba website that fans hoped to show Palestinians that support for them was alive and well in European soccer.



Aug 18 17:23

More PC Bovine Excrement : Princeton HR department — Don’t use word ‘man’

The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary. The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution spells out the directive in a four-page memo that aims to make the department more gender inclusive.

Aug 18 16:30

Venezuela Destroys Thousands of Guns: “Renewal Of Efforts To Disarm” Hungry, Angry Population

Their form of gun control means, of course, that only the police, the military and the criminals will have guns...

Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said... “We are going to bring disarmament and peace.”

What happens in a country where food is scarce, and those with guns can get everyone else to do what they want for food? How does decency survive?

Read more at SHTF

Aug 18 16:05

Chart: Clinton Foundation Donations Linked to State Department Favors

The recent release of additional private emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email servers based at her New York home provide a clearer picture of the “pay-to-play” connections between Clinton’s State Department, her and her husband’s and daughter’s Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, and the private investment consulting and investment firm of Teneo Holdings, Inc. in Manhattan.

Aug 18 16:00

New Evidence Lost Civilizations Really Existed

What Natawidjaja discovered at Gunung Padang was astounding. The hill was actually not a natural hill but a 300-ft high step-pyramid. And what’s even more controversial is that the structure was much older than anyone imagined. Natawidjaja radiocarbon dated the terrace structures at around 500 to 1,500 BC, similar to previous estimates. He also used tubular drills to bring up cores of earth and stone from various depths underneath the surface megaliths. As the drills dug deeper, Natawidjaja continued to discover that the columnar basalt structures extended far beneath the surface and yielded much older dates. At depths of 90 feet and more, the material was found to be 20,000 BC to 22,000 BC years old. Using radiocarbon dating, Natawidjaja and his team proved that man-made megalithic structures and hence a prehistoric human civilization existed well into the Ice Age.



Aug 18 15:58

Why Did Clinton Just Tap A Pro-TPP, Pro-KXL, Pro-Fracking Politician To Head Her Transition Team?

Hillary Clinton has announced former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as the head of her transition team.

Aug 18 14:59

WALABOT 3D-IMAGING SCANNER GIVES YOU X-RAY VISION

Walabot is a handheld 3D-imaging device that plugs into your Android phone and allows you to see through walls, objects, and materials. The parent technology, Vayyar, was originally developed for breast cancer screening, providing something much more portable than a mammogram machine, and making it cheaper, easier, and safer for women to be scanned. But the makers believe there are many more potential applications.

“Looking into skin tissue is difficult,” explained Malcolm Berman, director of marketing at Vayyar, in an interview with Digital Trends. “If you can see through that, then you can see through many other things.”

The 3D imaging is created using radio frequency technology, the same technique we use for Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and radar systems. Vayyar is able to use RF to see through solid objects and Berman claims it emits a fraction of the radiation that our cellphones do. There are antennas in the Walabot firing out signals and sensors to pick up the reflections.



Aug 18 14:58

Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis; Media Manipulation; Cash For “Social Justice”

We continue to dig through the filings for further ties, financial or otherwise, between Soros and the various branches of the US government as well as the 4th estate.

Aug 18 14:54

Another Clinton Disaster: America's 20 Year Drug-Fueled Special Op to Infiltrate Turkey

In this episode of Spotlight with Sibel and Spiro we discuss the notorious USA-based Mullah Fethullah Gulen and Operation Gladio B in light of Wikileaks’ recent announcement that they plan to release a new batch of e-mails exposing the intimate ties between Hillary Clinton and Gulen’s 25+ Billion shady network.

Sibel Edmonds explains how Fethullah Gulen was brought into the United States during the Clinton Administration, and how Bill Clinton’s White House, the State Department and the Justice Department’s Janet Reno provided the infamous mullah and his terrorism-heroin operations with blanket immunity and protection.

We also take a look at Clinton’s hand-picked handlers, Graham Fuller and Mark Grossman, selected to manage and direct Gulen’s cells in the U.S. and abroad.

Aug 18 14:51

US Official Puts Number Of Iran-Backed Fighters In Iraq At 100K

Iran-backed Shia forces in Iraq have grown to 100,000 in the war against Daesh Takfiri militants, says Baghdad-based US military spokesman, Colonel Chris Garver.

In an email to Fox News, Garver said that since the rise of Daesh terrorists inside Iraq more than two years ago, Shia forces have grown to 100,000 fighters.

Aug 18 14:23

War With Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea Ever

"A good reason to vote for Trump ... is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her elite ventriloquists threaten just that. Note the anti-Russian hysteria coming from her and her remoras."




Aug 18 14:21

Spy in NZ scandal linked to hit squad

An Israeli spy at the centre of a New Zealand passport scandal has been named as a suspect in the execution of a Hamas commander, as Israel finally restored its diplomatic presence in Wellington.

The new ambassador to New Zealand, Shemi Tzur, dismissed reports yesterday that Zev Barkan was involved in the murder of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr Barkan was among five new suspects being investigated after the assassination of Mr al-Mabhouh when a team of assassins broke into his five-star Dubai hotel room and silently killed him.

A "Do not disturb" sign was left on the room door. Security camera footage showed the alleged killers sharing a lift with Mr al-Mabhouh before the killing.

Dubai police have blamed the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, for the killing, but Israel denies the charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mentioned by a caller to the radio show today.

Aug 18 13:54

Major UK Banks Reduce Growth Forecast In 2017 Post-Brexit

Major banks in the city of London reduce their forecast for growth in the UK in 2017, with many warning of recession.

Barclays Capital predicts that UK GDP will shrink by 0.5 percent in 2017. In June, before the referendum took place, it had forecasted growth of 1.9 per cent.

Aug 18 13:49

Economy going down with the ship?

T he Dry Bulk Shipping Index (BDI), is at five-year lows. That tells me the entire dry bulk shipping fleet is in the toilet. -- And one more thing: more ships are being scrapped than were scrapped in the darkest days of the Great Recession. What’s more, the average age of a recycled ship was 30 years. Today, that average is down to 15 years. -- No one is replacing the scrapped vessels with new ships, either. They’re scrapping old ships to get operating capital because there’s no real shipping business. Some tankers are regularly carrying more water ballast than cargo.



Aug 18 13:20

US Weapons Fuel Saudi Slaughter In Yemen

The Saudis have purchased more than $100 billion in weapons from the US during the Obama presidency. Much of it has been used to attack next-door Yemen in attempt to restore a deposed president. Over the past several days the Saudis have bombed a school, a hospital, and a potato chip factory.

Aug 18 13:14

Hypocrite Hillary Used the Word ‘Assassination’ in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

This reminder of Hillary’s hypocrisy did not appear in the MSM nor in most of the “alternative” media, CounterPunch excepted, during the present flap over her charges against Trump. It is one more reminder why we must turn to alternative sources beyond the reach of the imperial US media to get the entire truth. The level of censorship and distortion in the MSM has now reached epic proportions, most notably with the treatment of the Trump campaign, for example in the New York Times.



Aug 18 12:53

Seth Rich Disappeared For Almost Two Hours Before He Was Murdered

The mystery behind the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich has deepened after it was revealed that there was around an hour and a half of “unaccounted for” time between him leaving a bar and being shot dead.

Aug 18 12:53

Don’t Let Propaganda For The ‘Looming Cashless Society’ Deceive You

Since its invention in Babylon around 4,000 years ago, money has changed from gold coins, to coins of lesser value; to paper notes/cheques, plastic cards, and finally, silicon chips. Within the next few decades, it is looking more and more likely that there will be no more hard cash (coins/notes) left. By this point, the notion of using physical money will be for many people a distant memory tinged with disbelief. “How did we ever manage something so clumsy and backward?” many will say.

Aug 18 12:32

Will the Korean Powder Keg Explode? Seoul Holds Biggest Artillery Drill Ever

Artillery drills on the North Korean border constitute a stark escalation in South Korea’s military practice, causing concern that Pyongyang may react amid heightened provocation.

On Thursday, South Korea’s army conducted its largest-ever artillery drills near the tense border with North Korea, risking an escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

An underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile is pictured in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016.
© REUTERS/ KCNA
North Korea Threatens to Destroy US Military Bases in Asia-Pacific Region
Dozens of military units along the border on Thursday deployed some 300 artillery systems that simultaneously fired shells in multiple directions, according to an army official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Military.com.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears, with US government enabling, South Korea's military is attempting to get a military provocation going from North Korea, that the South could use as an "excuse" for invading North Korea.

There is one minor problem with that however, and that is....China.

China has a mutual defense pact, which is renewed about every 20 years or so. As reported at pri.org in April, 2013:

North Korean threats to launch a nuclear attack on the United States have left its closest ally, Beijing, in a difficult position. Under a treaty signed half a century ago, China is obliged to “render military and other assistance by all means at its disposal” in the event North Korea comes under “armed attack by any state.” According to the Council on Foreign Relations, China has been ambivalent about its commitment to the Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. But as tensions on the Korean peninsula escalate, China is likely to come under increasing pressure to state its position. The Pentagon confirmed earlier on Wednesday that an advanced ballistic missile defense system was being sent to Guam to protect US interests in the event of a North Korean attack. In a statement published by the North's official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said war with the United States could break out "today or tomorrow." China, along with South Korea, would bear the brunt of hostilities in the region and Beijing is no doubt working around the clock to prevent such an event. As the largest provider of food, fuel and industrial machinery to North Korea, China is seen as wielding the greatest influence over the hermit kingdom.

Sounds eerily contemporary, doesn't it?!?

What China has got to do, goading both the US and South Korea diplomatically, is resume 4-way talks to create a breakthrough in replacing the current Armistice (which is simply a cessation of violence between North and South Korea) with an actual peace treaty, guaranteeing various rights and privileges for North Korea, and needs to it very much being tied into North Korea's stopping of its nuclear weapons program.



Aug 18 12:31

BEX ALERT - Democrats' new warning: Leaks could include Russian lies

The move could help inoculate Hillary Clinton against an October cyber surprise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperation on the cusp of madness!

Aug 18 12:21

Turkish FM: NATO's Inaction Forces Ankara to Develop Military Ties With Russia

It’s a pity that peaceful civilians keep dying in Syria. Unfortunately, the earlier agreed ceasefire is being violated. We need to wage an all-out war against terrorist organizations in Syria. If we don’t flush them out, the wave or terrorism will keep spreading across the world, like an epidemic, threatening Turkey, Russia, Europe, the whole world.

A meeting of Russian and Turkish military officials in Ankara on Thursday was an important step toward prevention of airspace accidents, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Kemal Aydin said.
© FLICKR/ DOUG
Turkey-Russia Committee on Syria to Hold 1st Meeting - Erdogan's Spokesman
That’s why we need to act together also on this track. We believe that the Syrian problem can be resolved if all countries come together in good faith. As we have said once and again, even during this period of crisis between us, without Russia there will be no lasting settlement in Syria. We keep insisting on this now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When President Obama's foreign policy goes wrong, it goes spectacularly wrong, as evidenced by Turkey's post-coup warming of relations with Russia, including issues of trade, and coming military cooperation.

That DC could, collectively think Erdogan wouldn't blame the US for the aborted coup was simply...magical thinking.

Aug 18 12:10

Following "Deadliest Month" In A Year, Ukraine President Warns Of "Full-Scale Russian Invasion"

The last month has seen Russia pull out of peace talks (citing attacks in Crimea and detention of key individuals) and an increasing mobilization of Ukraine troops near the Russian border, and now, after the deadliest month since last August, Ukraine president Poroshenko has warned he isn't ruling out a full-scale Russian invasion and may institute a military draft if the situation with its neighbor worsens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right after being "installed and anointed" as Ukraine's President, Poroshenko has been crying wolf about a potential "Russian invasion" over the last two years, and yet ... no such invasion has come about.

My guess is that Russia's response to the attempted sabotage in Crimea by Ukrainian agents provocateurs will be asymmetric, and most probably economic in nature.

The Ukrainian economy is hanging by a thread right now, and could be pushed over the edge by some very clever maneuvering on Putin's part; that will get the Ukrainian people so outraged, that Poroshenko has failed them so badly economically, that they will throw the current bums out of office - possibly, quite literally.

Aug 18 12:06

BOJ cornered as Japanese banks seen running out of bonds to sell

The nation’s biggest banks are running out of room to sell their government bond holdings, pushing the central bank closer to the limits of its record monetary easing.

Japan Post Bank Co. and the nation’s three so-called mega-banks have almost halved their sovereign bond holdings to ¥114 trillion since March 2013, the month before the Bank of Japan began buying the securities on an unprecedented scale to end deflation. Government notes held by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. and Mizuho Financial Group Inc. are approaching the level where further reductions would involve securities they need as collateral.

Aug 18 12:03

HuffPo Goes Haywire Against Russia, For Hillary

As part of their campaign for Hillary Clinton to become President, Huffington Post bannered their home-page on the night of Tuesday August 16th, "TRUMP BRINGS KREMLIN APOLOGIST TO INTEL BRIEFING!”, and linked to their news story that’s headlined against Trump, "Donald Trump To Bring Adviser With Russia Ties To Classified Briefing: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will join Trump at Wednesday’s top-secret session.” Those “Russia Ties” consist of Flynn’s having appeared as a commenter at Russia’s international television network, RT, which is Russia’s equivalent of Britain’s BBC. This was the day’s big news? Really? Is there an editorial agenda here — or only a low-news day, when the Olympics are on, records are being broken, and the Presidential contest is getting under way?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank God, someone out there is noticing this beside the folks at WRH!!!!!

Aug 18 12:01

Dr. Drew "Gravely Concerned" About Hillary Clinton's Health

Aug 18 12:01

War To “Stop” War: Libya’s “Operation Odyssey Lightning”

Everyone seems to have a theory on how to obliterate ISIS, or ‘Daesh’. However, two points are rarely raised: one, concerning the origins of the group and the second, on whether there are genuine intentions to defeat it, in the first place.

Aug 18 11:59

US Corporate Debt Has Doubled To $6 Trillion Since The Crisis: This Is Who Bought It

Yesterday, in the FOMC notes, the Federal Reserve made a stark admission: “several expressed concern that an extended period of low interest rates risked intensifying incentives for investors to reach for yield and could lead to the misallocation of capital and mispricing of risk, with possible adverse consequences for financial stability.” To this, Bank of America chief credit strategist Hans Mikkelsen had an amusing retort:

"We agree. However, because we are still in the reach for yield phase we remain bullish on HG corporate bond spreads."
In other words, it's a bubble and everyone - even the Fed - knows it, just as a recent survey also by BofA revealed, but keep on buying because, well, TINA.

But who is buying, and how much?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not a question of if the next economic crash is coming, but when; and that, unfortunately, could be a lot sooner than many people realize.



Aug 18 11:53

Hillary Clinton Rolls Out Her Version Of ‘You Didn’t Build That’

“It’s time for the wealthiest Americans, whoever you are, as well as corporations and Wall Street to pay your fair share in taxes. You have been successful in this country because of everything this country represents,” she said.

Clinton’s suggestion that people owe their success to someone other than themselves is not original.

President Obama said something similar four years ago, during his re-election campaign: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” Obama told a group in Roanoke, Virginia in July 2012.

Aug 18 11:48

11-Yr-Old Boy Gives Away 600 Pairs Of Shoes To Kids In Need

Wilmington, NC – Prepare to have your faith in humanity restored. Eleven-year-old Gunner Robinson of North Carolina has given away 600 pairs of new shoes to schoolchildren who normally would never get new shoes for the school year. Where is he getting the shoes? For three years, Gunner...

Aug 18 11:46

Refugee Resettlement Industry’s Propaganda Campaign Accelerates with DC Rally, Leftist Organization To Press Congress To Bring 200,000 Refugees



Aug 18 11:39

Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims.

The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.

In an editorial published Wednesday, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge called on Obama to visit "the most anguished state in the union." The newspaper noted that Obama interrupted his two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard earlier this week to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Massachusetts island.

The newspaper said Obama can and should visit now that the once-raging floodwaters are receding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the residents of Louisiana, who thought that this President might care enough to come down and take a look at the devastation with which your are coping, unfortunately, you were completely wrong.

You have no wealth, and no real resources with which to "buy into" Obama's future plans to "re-invent" himself, post-residency; the residents of Martha's Vineyard do.

And that is just the inconvenient truth, folks; sorry.

Aug 18 11:36

The Entire Leftist Media Has Become The Huffington Post, Trump's Becoming Breitbart to Fight Back

Trump appears to have recognized trying to play on the lying media's terms is mistake. That's why he's joining forces with Stephen K. Bannon of Breitbart and Fox News creator Roger Ailes to become the media and take his message straight to the people.

Aug 18 11:35

Bombshell: ‘Washington Post’ Confirms Hillary Clinton Started the Birther Movement

New analysis from the Washington Post removes any doubt that the anti-Obama Birther movement was started in 2007 and 2008 by Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her Democrat supporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just a reminder that Hillary loves to play dirty!

See Obama the love child? for the real story.

Aug 18 11:32

Central Banks Now Selling US Debt at Record Pace

In the first six months of 2016, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds. This is more than double the pace from the same time last year. China, Japan, and Brazil were the leaders in selling U.S. debt.

With the U.S. debt running at approximately $19.4 trillion, this could be problematic. A large selloff of U.S. bonds would decrease their price, or in other worlds, increase domestic interest rates in general (bond prices and interest rates always move in the opposite direction).

With the debt roughly the size of the U.S. economy, interest spending on the debt is forecasted to be the fastest growing area of federal spending in the coming years, eclipsing Medicare and Social Security. In 2015, the U.S. spent $223 billion, or 6 percent of the federal budget, despite historically low interest rates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oops there.......

Aug 18 11:29

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease

Apparently Kristofferson had been mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia about three years ago, which started more than one medical misadventure for he and his neurologists that involving neurotoxic medication trials with drugs. Those drugs that Kristofferson was treated with had been approved by the FDA on the basis of a couple of short-term trials involving only a few hundred so-called “Alzheimer’s Dementia” patients. The results that were submitted to the FDA showed only minimal improvement (albeit “statistically significant”), but only in mild to moderate dementia. Thus treating severely demented patients with those drugs was not FDA-approved (“off-label”).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iatrogenic diseases are taboo to speak about in this country for good reason; they make millions for big pharma, and many times, as happened with Pfizer, physicians are "encouraged" - not to mention, financially compensated, for the prescription of "off-book medications".

Aug 18 11:19

Video: Russian Military Build up in and around Syria

The Russian aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, with about 15 Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB fighter aircraft and more than a dozen of Ka-52K, Ka-27 military helicopters and Ka-31 airborne early warning & control rotorcraft aboard, is also expected to be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct air strikes on terrorist targets in Syria and ensure the air defense of the Russian military grouping located at the Khmeimim Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what happens if Turkey "gifts" the base at Incerlik to the Russian military?!?

Things are moving quickly in this part of the world, and definitely NOT to Washington's liking.

Aug 18 11:16

Justice Dept Announces it Will End Use of For-Profit Prisons … Prison Stocks Plummet

By Claire Bernish

In a stunning turn of events, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it will no longer use private prisons to incarcerate federal prisoners, deeming the notorious for-profit facilities both less safe and less effective in providing correctional services than those operated by the government...

Aug 18 11:14

US Transfers Nukes From Turkey to Romania. Washington Losing Control of some 50 US Tactical Nuclear Weapons at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base

The base was impacted significantly by the events of July 15 and their aftermath. Former base commander Gen. Bekir Ercan Van was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot, while the Turkish authorities cut the base’s electricity supply off and prohibited US planes from taking off.

“It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” a source told the EurActive news website.

Another source confirmed to the media outlet that arms are being transferred from Turkey’s Incirlik air base to the Deveselu air base in Romania due to Washington’s lack of trust in the Turkish authorities in the wake of the thwarted coup attempt in the country.The Romanian foreign ministry denied the reports in a written answer to the media outlet.

Aug 18 11:08

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House

TWO BIG ISSUES dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

Under fire from Bernie Sanders, she came out against the TPP and took a more critical position on fracking. But critics wondered if this was a sincere conversion or simply campaign rhetoric.

Now, in two of the most significant personnel moves she will ever make, she has signaled a lack of sincerity.

She chose as her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who voted to authorize fast-track powers for the TPP and praised the agreement just two days before he was chosen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Clinton speaks on something, you can bet on her to do just the opposite, as demonstrated by these two hires.

And there is ARE real, legitimate problems with the TPP, one of the worst being the acceptance of countries into this partnership, such as Malaysia, Peru, Brunei, and Vietnam, which have both horrific human rights and environmental issues.

As reported at flushthetpp.org in July of this year:

In a cynical bid to salvage the already-controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Obama administration today removed Malaysia from a list of the world’s most flagrant violators of basic human trafficking norms – two months after the discovery of mass graves for human trafficking victims in Malaysia, Public Citizen said. In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released today, the U.S. Department of State ignored TPP member Malaysia’s documented deterioration of human trafficking enforcement and upgraded the country’s human trafficking compliance status. Members of Congress, religious groups and leading U.S. and Malaysian human rights organizations have rightly lambasted the decision as an indefensible maneuver to avoid a U.S. law that prohibits Fast Tracking the TPP as long as a country on the blacklist, like Malaysia, is a party to the pact. “The administration knows that the TPP will have trouble in Congress, but turning a blind eye to Malaysia’s grave human rights violations in order to include Malaysia in the pact because it’s one of the few TPP countries we don’t already have a trade deal with and keeping the TPP on Fast Track so Congress’ oversight is limited is shameful,” said Alisa Simmons, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. The maneuver also will backfire, instead adding to the controversy surrounding the TPP. “If the Obama administration is willing to ignore people-smuggling camps in Malaysia, why should we believe it would not also ignore TPP member Brunei’s criminalization of homosexuality, TPP member Vietnam’s widespread child labor or TPP member Peru’s rollback of environmental protections?” Simmons said.

Aug 18 11:06

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Not OUR paid trolls, of course, or those of the candidates! We're talking about those ... other people ... with ... opinions! " -- Dime Magazine

Aug 18 11:04

Notice the media got quiet about Khizr Khan? Turns out he used his dead sons foundation to create piss fetish club on Ashley Madison

The family of Khizr Khan, the anti-Trump Muslim who spoke at the DNC, was found using cheating site Ashley Madison, as well as found apparently using the building for Khan’s deceased son’s foundation as a private fetish sex club.

Khizr Khan got a lot of attention for bringing up his son, Humayun Khan, who died in the Iraq War, in his attack on Trump.

A quick public records search of Khizr Khan reveals he used the e-mail address “kinkylick@hotmail.com.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 18 10:53

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution.

More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants.

Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel, and her party, will be officially toast as of the next general election.

Aug 18 10:49

Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb

Barack Obama likes to credit himself with getting America to step back from the abyss of the Middle East. When he shops around the story of his legacy, the president says he was proudest of his decision not to follow the "Washington playbook" and commit to toppling the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It would be a fitting story to tell of the man who ascended to the presidency while simultaneously winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Obama returns America's sword to its sheath, and earns the praise of his fans and admirers. Just as he passed on a better economy to his successor than the one he inherited from Bush, so he passed on a safer world.

Unfortunately this story is a lie from end to end. The world the next president will inherit is full of traps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just one ticking time bomb the next President will inherit from the epic fail of the Obama Presidency; it will be numerous time bombs.

Between the economy; Afghanistan; Libya; Iraq; Syria; Russia; Ukraine; and China, the next President will have multiple messes with which to have to deal.

Aug 18 10:42

Dems: Future Leaks Might Be ‘Russian Lies

After hacker Guccifer 2.0 twice hacked significant Democratic Party targets, first releasing considerable information during the DNC and then hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, party leadership appears to be getting a bit gunshy about future leaks embarrassing their presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They’re also trying to get in front of such leaks by speculating that whatever they say might be “Russian lies” designed to make Hillary look bad.

Democrats have repeatedly speculated that Guccifer 2.0 amounts to the Russian government, and have suggested the hacks were a Russian plot to get the Republican nominee elected.

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Folks, such an accusation is desperation on the cusp of madness by the Democrats.

Aug 18 10:39

US Sees Longtime CIA Asset Gen. Hifter as Threat to Libya War

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan Army and its leader, long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Hifter.

Hifter was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots.

When NATO imposed regime change in 2011, Gen. Hifter was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army loyal to the UN-backed Tobruk government.

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Stupidity...should be horrifically painful.

And the degree to which the US government is pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion, is thoroughly terrifying, and brilliantly demonstrated in the problem they are now having with Hifter.

So what is the US government going to do now, pull a decap strike on this guy, if they can get through his military lines, and find him?!?

It was just this last May that al-Monitor reported:

Gen. Khalifa Hifter's star appears to be rising once again in Libya, and it is only a matter of time before we see him become a figurehead in a country that is lacking any but is eager to have one. Summary⎙ Print Gen. Khalifa Hifter's speculative role in Libya's future is as captivating as his intriguing past. Author Mustafa Fetouri Posted May 9, 2016 His enemies in Misrata and Tripoli have always questioned his motives and intentions, but it remains to be seen if he will be a uniting leader for a fragmented country or a divisive politician pushing Libya toward even more fragmentation. During March, Hifter almost completely liberated Benghazi and started moving his troops to retake Sirte in western Libya, where the Islamic State (IS) has been in control for almost two years. Hifter's troops are surrounding the city, awaiting his orders to attack IS, which has launched battles west and southwest of the city, taking more territories and small villages such as Abu Grain and Zamzim. Hifter's declared aim is to liberate Libya from Islamists, but it is unclear what his next step will be if he takes Sirte. The next big city on the way to Tripoli is Misrata, which has the most powerful local militia in Libya. Misrata is already an enemy of Hifter, which means attacking it will trigger longer, more devastating war in the country. So who is this man who has been on and off the Libyan political scene for the last 40 years, shifting positions as his fortune changed from a Moammar Gadhafi loyalist to a prisoner of war to Gadhafi's sworn enemy and — most recently — as chief of staff of the Libyan army under the internationally recognized government in Tobruk?

My goodness, how quickly things can change in the geopolitical arena!!

Aug 18 10:25

US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution: Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

The US State Department is claiming that the Russian use of an Iranian air base for strikes against ISIS in Syria could violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and claims to be consulting “our lawyers” to decide if it amounts to a violation.

Resolution 2231 bans Iran from obtaining nuclear-capable ballistic missiles or combat aircraft, though the State Department claims it can be used to do a lot of other things, and that Russia having military assets inside Iran might amount to the “transfer of military technologies” to them.

Russian officials are pointing out that’s obviously not the case, and that no aircraft or supplies are being transferred to Iran, they’re just using an Iranian base. The language of the resolution does not suggest any ban on Iran allowing the use of their air bases.

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A short message to the US State Department; the lies simply are not working, folks; you have far too many very thoroughly engaged, on-line citizens, who remember very clearly when the US and the world was fed that codswallop about "Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction", and therefore can never believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Aug 18 10:20

Turkey considering military ties with Russia as NATO shows unwillingness to cooperate – Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. In an interview with Sputnik, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia.

Cavusoglu says that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness shown by NATO to cooperate with Turkey, which is a member of the alliance.

"It seems to us that NATO members behave in an evasive fashion on issues such as the exchange of technology and joint investments. Turkey intends to develop its own defense industry and strengthen its defense system,” he said in an interview with Sputnik.

“In this sense, if Russia were to treat this with interest, we are ready to consider the possibility of cooperation in this sector," Cavusoglu said when asked about the possibility of working with Russia in the defense sphere.

Aug 18 10:19

Feminist Website: Bill Clinton May Have Raped Juanita Broaddrick, but That Doesn’t Mean He’s ‘Evil’

The feminist website Wonkette published a piece Monday in which the writer acknowledges that Bill Clinton “could very well have raped” Juanita Broaddrick — but added that it doesn’t make the former president “evil.”

In an article bearing the headline “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick,” writer Rebecca Schoenkopf addresses Broadrick’s allegation that Clinton raped her in an Arkansas hotel room 40 years ago. She acknowledges the “contemporaneous evidence,” including some of Broaddrick’s friends claiming to have seen her crying and with bruised lips not long after the alleged incident occurred.

While Schoenkopf doesn’t buy the allegation that Clinton’s wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, knew about or tried to keep Broaddrick quiet about the alleged rape, she does give some credence to the accusation against the former president.

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So, let me get this straight: Rebecca Scheonkopf of Wonkette.com, has become an apologist for rape, in an attempt to exonerate her heroine, Hillary Clinton, from any responsibility whatsoever,as being the "Bimbo Eruption Enforcer in Chief" after Bill's numerous, serial sexual peccadilloes?!?

Ms. Scheonkopf is obviously suffering from a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), and I would strongly encourage her to seek medical, and psychological attention for this, STAT.

As reported at realclearpolitics.com in February of this year:

Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?" Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women." Elder: "The most serious allegation, of course, is the one by Juanita Broaddrick. She claims that when Bill Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, he raped her, and two weeks later, at some campaign function, Hillary came up to her and verbally intimidated her, saying things to her, according to Broaddrick, that made it clear: Keep your mouth shut, or else." Klayman: "One of the private detectives broke into her house and took an answering-machine tape ... to make sure there was no evidence of what had occurred. These were the kind of things that have been done. ... They would have the private detectives -- for instance, Kathleen Willey experienced this -- she was riding her bike one day and one of these private detectives, or one of his agents, rode up to her on another bike and mentioned the names of her children in a very sinister way. 'How are your children, Ms. Willey?' In fact, that happened to me during a deposition at Judicial Watch, where one of the lawyers that were representing the Clintons -- shortly after my daughter was born -- mentioned her name. And there was no way of knowing that. They wanted us to know that they were watching us ... that we were at risk." Elder: "I've interviewed Kathleen Willey, and I've said to her, as I'm saying to you, when people came by and made threats and said names and suggested she should 'watch it,' you still can't trace that to Hillary."

And a final caveat to Ms. Scheonkopf: What do all the countries in North Africa and the Middle East which donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation have in common?!? Check here, and you have one of your answers:

Clinton Foundation Takes $25.5M from Countries that Kill, Imprison Gays

Here's another link with a pretty grim chart of what these countries paid, and what they do to their gay communities:

List of Middle East Countries Hillary Has Taken Money from that Punish Gays with Death

Oh, and here is a nice little factoid about another "wonderful" practice from all the countries in the Middle East and North Africa which donated to Clinton's foundation allow, which include Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei:

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

So, in summation, all of the countries which contributed to the Clinton Foundation in the Middle East and North Africa still allow the frightful, barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, and jail, chemically castrate , and/or execute members of their LGBT communities.

Take a good look at the countries in the table on the left of the article, and you will see Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei as countries where FGM is still practiced.

Now, what can you say about the morality of a person who takes money from countries like this, understanding that these horrific practices continue to take place?!?

The answer is very simple; Hillary Clinton has utterly no morality, and that is the God's truth. In her world, the end justifies the means, period, end of discussion.

I am very sorry to have to disabuse Ms. Schoenkopf, and those who want to think like her, of the notion that Hillary Clinton is, in any way, shape or form, a moral human being; but it is time people accepted the awful truth about this sick "dynamic duo" of Bill and Hill.

They are both thugs of the highest order, dressed in Armani suits, to give them the "aura" of "legitimacy", when that alleged "legitimacy" has been purchased through assassinations, blackmail, and money.

And lastly, when was the last time that a Presidential candidate has a "dead bodies list", following them?!?

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

Aug 18 10:12

Cisco confirms NSA-linked zeroday targeted its firewalls for years

Company advisories further corroborate authenticity of mysterious Shadow Brokers leak.

Aug 18 10:10

Odious Debt And The Betrayal Of The Popular Will In Greece

After Syriza’s “treason”, Zoe Konstantopoulou, ex-Speaker of Greece’s Parliament, founds a new party to unburden Greece of its odious debt.

Aug 18 10:07

Zika pesticide linked to a 60% increase in autism ... Is this the beginning of an epidemic?

A 2014 study conducted at the University of California, showed that pregnant women living within a few miles of farms where pesticides like Naled were sprayed had a 60 percent increased risk of their child developing autism spectrum disorders or experiencing developmental delays.

Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, said that authorities need to take a step back and look at the broader picture of these spraying interventions when weighing up risk versus benefit.

"We should prove safety and not just say well because it hasn't been proven detrimental it's ok. That's not good enough," he said.

Aug 18 09:58

Fugitive 'Facebook founder' says he's alive and well but 'running for his life' from CIA because of its secret involvement in the social media site

The self-styled co-founder of Facebook, who disappeared while on house arrest in March 2015, has said he and his family alive and well, but still fleeing a CIA plot to kill him.

Aug 18 09:57

MILITARY ESCALATIONS IN UKRAINE

The situation is escalating in Ukraine after the failed attempt of terror attacks in Crimea planned by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On August 10, the Russian Federal Security Service announced that it thwarted terrorist acts in the Republic of Crimea. On August 11, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered all military units on borders with Crimea and at the contact line in Donbass to be at the highest level of combat readiness. On August 12, reports appeared that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were forming shock troops at the borders with the Donbass People’s Republics and Crimea. A notable concentration of troops, self-propelled artillery platforms, main battle tanks, BM-21 Grads and infantry combat vehicles occurred right near the Crimean isthmus.

Aug 18 09:52

Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources

Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

So far, no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, the sources said.

One of the sources and two U.S. security officials said that like hackers who targeted the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democrats' congressional fundraising committee, the hackers appear to have used “spear phishing” techniques to gain access to the foundation's network.

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Aug 18 09:51

Manipulated Intel Lets US Presidents Escape Blame for Starting Wars

Allegations that US Central Command (CENTCOM) analysts manipulated Daesh intelligence assessments could indicate attempts to provide a false justification for future wars, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower William Binney told Sputnik.

Aug 18 09:48

Caterpillar Retail Orders Suffer Second Biggest Plunge Since Financial Crisis

Caterpillar's rolling 3-month retail machine sales dropped by 19% in July vs the more modest 12% fall in June and May.

Aug 18 09:48

Three types of US bombers converge for mission

The US Air Force has for the first time brought together all 3 types of its strategic bombers for an integrated mission in the Asia-Pacific region.

The US Pacific Air Forces said on Wednesday the B-52, B-1 and B-2 bombers converged at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

The aircraft took off from the base for simultaneous deployment over Northeast Asia and the South China Sea.

Aug 18 09:47

The Biggest Hack Yet: Why A Leak Of Clinton Foundation Documents Is Imminent

So in case this is indeed just a preview of what is to come, what data is about to be released?

As Reuters notes, "although no documents have emerged, the attacks have left some Democrats and Clinton campaign officials worried that the hackers might have obtained emails and voice messages that could be used to reinforce Republican charges that donors to the Clinton Foundation were rewarded with access to Clinton and her aides while she was secretary of state or to her husband, former President Bill Clinton."

In other words, the hack will confirm what most have already known: the foundation granted favors in exchange for "speaking fees."

Aug 18 09:42

Venezuela Confiscates Guns As Murder Rates Soar

As murder rates soar in the capital city of Caracas, government officials look to seize guns and register ammunition...

Aug 18 09:35

Asda has worst quarterly sales drop blaming food deflation

Asda has reported a drop in sales of 7.5% in the past three months, its worst quarterly performance on record.

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon blamed the dip on food deflation and "the competitive environment".

Aug 18 09:32

flashback - Obama + Hillary Clinton's 2009 Honduras coup

Honduras' fallen leader told The Miami Herald he is being subjected to mind-altering gas and radiation -- and that `Israeli mercenaries' are planning to assassinate him.

Aug 18 09:31

FLASHBACK - The Activities at Mena - MENA is no myth!

The Clinton/Bush narcocracy that has corrupted the US Government today has its roots in the CIA's gun-running operation to the Nicaraguan Contras (a violation of the Boland Amendment and the Logan act), and funded from the sale of cocaine flowing back along the same smuggler route into the northern end of the gun/drugs pipeline at Mena, Arkansas, protected by then-governor Bill Clinton.

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Aug 18 09:26

The Justice Department Is Going To Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department plans to stop using privately run prisons that typically house undocumented federal inmates following a report finding they are less safe than those that are federally run, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said Thursday.

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I will believe this when I actually see it.

The private prison lobby has become huge within the last decade, and I don't know how ready our" gangsta class" politicians are to embrace the lack of contributions such a move on the the part of the Justice Department will create.

Aug 18 09:26

The Shadow Brokers auction demonstrates why it is a bad idea to hoard security holes

The Shadow Group getting its hands on what increasingly look like actual tools used by one of the most advanced government sponsored threat actors shows that no one is immune to leaks. Hoarding such tools, or keeping zero day exploits secret, will eventually become a major problem to individuals and organisations. It is only a matter of time before the secrets get leaked. The information is going to eventually get into the wild, so it is safer to inform the affected companies of the zero day exploits.

Microsoft just unintentionally demonstrated why backdoors are a bad idea when it accidentally released configuration files that made Microsoft technologies vulnerable to some kinds of attacks.

Aug 18 09:21

Hillary's Trail Of Death Protected By Mainstream Media

Aug 18 09:15

IRmep briefing about the lawsuit to block US Aid to Israel 8 11 2016


They won two suits already and now they are suing to end all aid to Israel

Aug 18 09:10

Brazil Escalates: Authorities Pull 2 US Olympic Swimmers From Rio Flight

As a reminder, Lochte, a gold-medal winner, said his wallet was stolen as he and three of his American teammates — Bentz, Conger and James Feigen — were returning to Rio’s Olympic Village in a taxi. They said they were robbed by men posing as police officers, adding that the group initially didn’t contact the U.S. Olympic Committee because they were “afraid (they’d) get in trouble.” The story made quick waves Sunday, especially after Lochte, 32, detailed the alleged encounter on the “Today” show. Lochte’s account has come under increased scrutiny since then. Embarrassed Rio police said they have found little evidence to support the accounts, and a police source said they are unable to find the taxi driver or witnesses.

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These Olympics have degenerated into a propaganda farce!

Aug 18 09:08

BARACK OBAMA: FROM PEACE PRIZE TO WORLD’S BIGGEST ARMS DEALER IN 8 SHORT YEARS

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

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Ah yes, our beloved Warmonger and Dealer of Death-in-Chief!!

And as to the Nobel Nominating Committee; your "prize" has devolved into an absolute and complete sick joke, considering that your actually awarded it to both Henry Kissinger, as well as to President Obama.

And let me suggest to the Nobel Nominating Committee the following (and not terribly "out there") scenario.

IF internal DNC and White House polling suggests that Donald Trump may win the election in a landslide, it is highly likely that the Obama Administration will potentially start wars with China and Russia well before the election in November to give Donald Trump the worst situations to deal with even before he takes the Oath of Office in January.

Right now, I would not bet against this, were I a betting person.

Aug 18 09:03

China And The U.S. Are Approaching Dangerous Seas

A combination of recent events, underpinned by long-running historical strains reaching back more than 60 years, has turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe. The tension between China and the United States “is one of the most striking and dangerous themes in international politics,” says The Financial Times’ longtime commentator and China hand, Gideon Rachman.

Aug 18 09:02

NSA LABELS LINUX JOURNAL READERS AND TOR AND TAILS USERS AS EXTREMISTS

Linux fans are typically outspoken about the OS, and are quick to argue the benefits with OSX and Windows users. They have developed a reputation for being champions of open source and anonymity when computing. Tails and Tor users are not only fans of the OS, but are also focused on security. The NSA recently became interested in these users’ activity, reportedly labeling Linux Journal Readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists, according to Techspot.

Aug 18 08:59

Obama and Hillary 'created the conditions for ISIS’ – Former Pentagon official

Aug 18 08:59

US SOLDIERS ARE RELYING ON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FOOD STAMPS TO SURVIVE

In just one year, active duty service members had to rely on $24 million worth of food stamps. But the Department of Defense has so far not made a concerted effort to work with the USDA to understand the scope of the problem.

Military service members on active duty spent $24 million in food stamps at military commissary shops from September 2014 to August 2015, and 45 percent of students in schools run by the military are eligible for free or reduced-price meal programs.

For years, the military has been embarrassed by reports showing that some active-duty service members struggle to feed their families and use government benefits to get by. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DoD) does not fully understand the scope of the problem.

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This amounts to criminal neglect, on the part of the US military, and needs to be addressed immediately.

That we have even ONE SERVICE MEMBER on food stamps is a damned shame, and has to be messing with peoples' heads right now.

How in the name of heaven can our military and civilian leadership expect that our service members are going to "win" battles against, let's say, Russia or China, when those service members are on food stamps, because the US military is too stingy to pay them what they need to provide decent nutrition for themselves and their families?!?

This...just...bites!!

Aug 18 08:56

World's first pyramid... in KAZAKHSTAN: Scientists discover tomb structure was built 1,000 years BEFORE those in Egypt 

A previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid has been found in a remote area of the Kazakhstan steppe some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo.

The structure is now substantially in ruins but it is believed that it was a lookalike of the famous Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt, and built around 1,000 years earlier.

Aug 18 08:48

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S $1 BILLION GIVEAWAY TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

For the first time in modern American history, the government decides to detain all Central American women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., instead of allowing them to live freely until their days in court. The policy change is intended to send a message to anyone else seeking refuge from a plague of gang violence below our southern border: Don’t believe everything you read on the Statue of Liberty.
And to implement this draconian proposal, the government awards a well-connected private prison company with a $1 billion no-bid contract — one that promises to pay the firm $20 million a month, no matter how few migrants its facility is responsible for housing at a given time. Then federal courts rule that this policy of mass detention isn’t actually legal. But the contract is already signed, and so the Corrections Corporation of America collects millions in taxpayer money to maintain a nearly empty detention center.

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Private prisons have become one of the largest contributors to political campaigns, of recent years; this is simply political patronage, writ large, courtesy of the Obama Administration.

And the people who, once again, get shafted by this Administration are the American taxpayers.

Aug 18 08:48

Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice.

The video, which circulated online, shows several individuals in black cloaks gathering in a main square at Europe’s top physics lab, in what appears to be a re-enactment of an occult ceremony.

The video includes the staged “stabbing” of a woman. It is filmed from the perspective of a secret viewer watching from a window above who, as the ceremony reaches its climax, lets out a string of expletives and flees with the camera still running.

The ceremony appears to have been staged in front of a statue of the Hindu deity Shiva that is on permanent display at the complex, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Aug 18 08:47

IN PHOTOS ~~ PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM

Celtic fans were warned not to raise the Palestine flag when they played an Israeli team. So they raised a thousand flags.

Aug 18 08:44

3 YEARS AFTER BRUTAL RABAA AL-ADAWEYA SQUARE MASSACRE, US STILL FUNDING EL-SISSI DICTATORSHIP IN EGYPT

Three years ago this week, Egyptian forces opened fire on a sit-in, killing hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

At least 817 people died in the Aug. 14, 2013 attack on Rabaah Al-Adawiya Square, where protesters — mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood — had gathered after the coup.

For the survivors and their families, justice remains a far off dream today.

The sit-in was organized in opposition to the July 2013 coup which replaced the democratically-elected Morsi government with one led by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the Egyptian military under the previous dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

Despite the abrupt transfer of power and violent suppression of the opposition, the White House was reluctant to call the takeover a coup, and the United States continues to support the el-Sissi government, despite token reductions in military aid after the coup. At $1.3 billion annually, Egypt is second only to Israel in terms of U.S. military aid.

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"Hey, thugs and dictators are just FINE, as long as they are OUR thugs! Move along, now, nothing to see here!" - Official White House Spokesslug.

Aug 18 08:42

BREAKING ALERT: 20 States That Just Called An Emergency Convention Into Effect, Insider Secrets Revealed

There has been increasing talk of calling a convention of the states together to stop the federal government and Obama’s administration from running wild and doing whatever they choose. However, now the talk has turned into a reality as states have mobilized to put the convention into place. The resolution has just been circulated and approved by the states involved.

Once the document was compiled and formatted for appropriate government security (unlike what Hillary did with emails), it was mailed directly to the White House so that Obama can read it fully himself and recognize that the true American people are tired of his actions and looking to make a change.

Aug 18 08:38

Economics Counterfeiters Hackers & Rigged Elections

We accept that the Intel Agencies engineer coups, color revolutions, drug running etc, so why not rigging the elections and our money supply.

Aug 18 08:36

ISRAEL’S MYSTERIOUS BABY-STEALING SCANDAL EXTENDS TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Holocaust survivors are among those victimized by Israel’s growing baby-stealing scandal, a shocking new investigation by Haaretz has found.

Israel has long been accused of nabbing babies from Yemenite immigrants in the 1940s and 1950s, but the new report from the country's “oldest daily newspaper” details accounts of families from Europe who lost children in unusual circumstances in both Israeli hospitals and in British detention camps in Cyprus.

Many families never received death certificates or burial sites and others report having their children taken from their arms by nurses who told them they had too many.

Some parents even received military draft notices on their child’s 18th birthdays, indicating no death certificates were ever filed.

Israel has conducted three previous commissions into the allegations over the years, which concluded the majority of the children died in hospital.

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This was a pretty darned sick practice, on the part of the Israeli government back them.

And censoring some testimonies until 2071?!?

The Israeli government is pretty sure that most Holocaust survivors will be dead by that point in time, so that they cannot sue the current Israeli government, retroactively.

Aug 18 08:31

"I thought you should know"

Aug 18 08:27

FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDE IS WIPING BEES OFF THE PLANET

The rise of industrial agriculture — led by companies like Monsanto that push monoculture, chemical-based farming and patented life forms — has brought a flood of pesticides that wreak havoc on natural ecosystems.

Insects and animals that eat insects fall victim to the millions of gallons of pesticides that are dumped on cropland, which run off into waterways, drift to nearby habitats and are picked up as residue by visiting pollinators.

In the 1980s, Bayer developed a potent new class of pesticide called neonicotinoids (neonics), which rapidly came to dominate industrial agriculture. In 2008, they represented 24 percent of the global market for insecticides, with Imidacloprid becoming the most widely used insecticide in the world.

Almost all U.S. corn and about one-third of U.S. soybean is treated with neonics. A “major advance” happened when agribusiness developed neonic-coated seeds, where every part of the growing plant becomes infused with the toxin, including pollen.

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Because politicians are completely beholden to the GMO companies for financial contributions, don't bet against these products being taken off the market any time soon.

Aug 18 08:27

$6.5 TRILLION MISSING FROM DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

A relatively obscure audit report from the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense suddenly is getting a lot of attention for what it apparently reveals: The Pentagon can’t account for $6.5 trillion.

At ArmstrongEconomics, the blog reported, “Once again, the office of inspector general has come up with a huge hole in the Department of Defense with a missing $6.5 trillion.”

The day before 9/11, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted $2.3 trillion was missing from the Defense Department budget, noted the blog.

That figure has now grown to $6.5 trillion and counting.

Aug 18 08:21

‘Arrogant, insensitive, wrong’: US VP Biden causes uproar with remark on Japan’s constitution

US Vice-President Joe Biden made a remark slamming Donald Trump, but ended up in deep water with Japan instead, saying that the US “wrote Japan’s constitution.” His comment was slammed as “arrogant”, “wrong”, and “insensitive” in Japan and beyond.

Aug 18 08:20

Iraq: ISIL's Security Chief Killed in Nineveh's Mosul City

The Iraqi army backed by the country's air force continued its military advances in Nineveh province, killing scores of terrorists, including ISIL's security commander in the city of Mosul.

Aug 18 08:20

George Schwartz Soros - The Oligarch Who Owns The Left

An email leaked recently by Wikileaks reveals that in 2011, Jewish oligarch George Schwartz Soros gave step by step instructions to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how to handle unrest in Albania.

Soros even nominated three candidates whom he believed to “have strong connections to the Balkans.”

Not surprisingly, several days after the email was sent to Clinton, the EU sent one of Soros’ nominees to meet Albanian leaders in Tirana to try to mediate an end to the unrest.

Soros’ email sheds light on who really sets the tone for the West. Clearly it isn’t our so-called ‘democratically elected’ politicians. Instead, it is a small cadre ofoligarchs, people like Soros, Goldman and Sachs. People who are driven by mammonism - Capitalism that is based on trade as opposed to production. The mammonites are interested in the pursuit of mammon (wealth) purely for the sake of mammon.

Aug 18 08:18

AP Smears Trump

The Associated Press issued, on Wednesday August 17th, a news story of possible corruption implicating both the campaign manager of the Trump campaign (Paul Manafort) and the campaign manager of the Clinton campaign (Tony Podesta), but headlined their news report only with the Trump-campaign’s connection, and included in the report’s lead-sentence, mention of only the Trump campaign, and buried until the news report’s 14th sentence, its first mention of the Clinton-campaign’s connection in this reported affair.

Aug 18 08:13

Trump Casts Doubt on Intelligence Community as He Receives First Briefing

Donald Trump received his first national security briefing in Lower Manhattan today, but he cast doubt on the trustworthiness of some of the members of the intelligence community in an interview set to air Wednesday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good. Trump is learning. My own contact with CIA back at CBS Television City gave me the impression that they are little more than mafia thugs wrapped in an American flag.

Aug 18 08:09

'Migrants didn't bring Islamic terrorism to Germany… it was already here': Angela Merkel refuses to blame her open door policy for rise in terror attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she sees no connection between the unregulated flow of refugees into Germany and a spike in Islamic terrorism in her country.

Despite warnings from intelligence chiefs about terrorists smuggling themselves into Germany disguised as migrants - and two terror attacks last month including an Isis suicide bomber - Mrs Merkel seems determined to ignore public opinion about her 'open door' policy towards asylum seekers.

Aug 18 08:08

Major Scandal Hits U.S. Military – This is Obama’s America

Federal inmates made thousands of defective combat helmets for the U.S. military at a prison facility that was rife with problems, including the use of degraded armor and the submission of preselected helmets for inspection to make sure they would get approved, according to a newly released investigative report.

A Justice Department Inspector General summary report released Wednesday said faulty helmets were made by Federal Prison Industries (FPI), for both the Army and Marine Corps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the government forces people in slave-labor prisons to make war materials ... just like the Nazis did!

Aug 18 08:07

Hacked Emails EXPOSE Who Is REALLY Behind Al Gore’s “Global Warming” Campaign

Al Gore, who has already has amassed a fortune pushing “global warming” propaganda, has received at least $30 million from George Soros to promote his cause.

This new bombshell report shows covers the latest document dump from DCLeaks, a hacking website, which shows Soros through his Open Society Institute gave Gore a massive budget to spread Gore’s climate lies:

Aug 18 08:06

Israeli MKs, NGO Monitor Invent False Anti-Semitic Claims Against BDS

Israeli and American Jewish media have become willing facilitators of yet another fraud perpetrated by right-wing MKs and their NGO counterparts. The Knesset foreign affairs committee began the fraud by titling the hearing, “Singling Out Jewish Students by BDS on U.S. Campuses.” MK Anat Berko, who touts herself as a former IDF colonel and “expert” on Islamist terror, made flagrantly false claims that the BDS movement compiled lists of Jewish students along with their addresses. Berko is the solon who claimed Palestine doesn’t exist because there is no “P” in Arabic. Not to be outdone, MKs from Yesh Atid and Labor also chimed in supporting this hash of a hearing. The charges were formulated as if this were BDS’ first step toward a Final Solution of the Israel Problem. For those pro-Israelists without a sense of humor, the above sentence was meant entirely ironically.

Aug 18 08:05

Gülen issue turns already strained Turkey-US relations into crisis

Amid the already high tensions between Washington and Ankara over the U.S.'s partnership with the Syrian PKK affiliate PYD and its armed YPG in Syria, Washington's reluctance to extradite FETÖ leader Gülen has further strained Turkish-U.S. relations

Aug 18 08:05

Secret nukes: US mulled storing atomic weapons in unwitting Iceland, declassified docs reveal

Newly declassified documents dating back to the Cold War era show US authorities contemplated storing nuclear weapons in Iceland in the 1950s-60s without alerting the country’s authorities.

Recently declassified State Department documents obtained by the National Security Archive show that US government officials debated using Iceland, where they had a then-operational naval air station in Keflavik, as an “atomic base,” including through “secret deployments.”

Aug 18 08:04

Chicago police chief wants to fire 8 cops for McDonald shooting cover-up, reports Sun-Times

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has recommended firing eight officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald in October 2014, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Aug 18 08:04

Court Bars Feds From Prosecuting Medical Pot Cases

HUZZAH!

A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those states before continuing with prosecutions.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but Congress has barred the Justice Department from spending money to prevent states from regulating the use or sale of medical pot.

Link fixed

Aug 18 08:04

Heroes

The Lakota and Dakota are fighting another battle in which they are the underdogs: North Dakota oil interests are building a pipeline across the state, right near the Standing Rock reservation and their water supply, the Missouri, Mississippi, and Big Sioux rivers.

You know, oil pipelines leak, right?

Aug 18 08:03

10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

After reading hundreds of them, here is my list of the most Orwellian SIDtoday NSA newsletters:

Aug 18 07:42

This bag of tricks may help stop a Locky ransomware infection

A malware researcher has found a few tricks to stop one of the latest types of ransomware, called Locky, from infecting a computer without using any security programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Normally I am against the death penalty. But I cannot help but think that if we were to catch just one of these cybercriminals and crucify them live on an internet video feed (if they are healthy, it will take them a week to die) that a large part of this problem might just go away!

Aug 18 07:41

German Asylum seekers refuse to work insisting 'We are Merkel's GUESTS'

ASYLUM seekers in Germany are refusing to undertake work to counteract boredom - using Chancellor Angela Merkel’s generous hospitality as an excuse.

Aug 18 07:38

Shameless EU puts itself TOP of the Olympics table – and REMOVES Great Britain completely

THE EU has sparked outrage after trying to take credit for Britain's incredible haul of Olympic medals.

It has placed itself at the top of an online Rio 2016 medal table after combining the 28 members of the bloc into a federal superstate.

Team GB, which is ranked second in the actual table with 50 medals including 19 golds, does not appear on the EU's table at all.

Aug 18 07:38

flashback; First time since 1948, propaganda is now legal in the U.S. - 12160

CNN - THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK

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