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December 2, 2016

Dec 02 09:05

CHIQUITA’S TERRORIST FUNDING

A federal judge in Florida ruled that “victims of Colombian paramilitary death squads funded by Chiquita” have a right to have their case heard in the United States rather than Colombia, “clearing the way for the historic case to advance toward trial.” The ruling comes nearly a decade after Chiquita pled guilty in 2007 to charges of “engaging in unauthorized transactions” with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), which was designated a global terrorist organization by the US State Department in 2001. “It’s an important win for the victims of violent groups funded by Chiquita,” said Michael Evans, director of the Archive’s Colombia documentation project, “and a big boost for groups seeking to hold multinational corporations accountable for human rights crimes in US courts.”

Dec 02 08:39

Hourly parking in London costs more than the National Living Wage

Hourly parking in London costs more than the National Living Wage, it has been revealed.
The average hourly parking rate in the capital is £8.44, 18 per cent more than the minimum wage even after it was increased to £7.50 in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
New York is the only world city where it is more expensive to park your car other than London, according to research by transport app Ubeeqo.

Dec 02 08:38

Woman creates fake Facebook profile and sends herself threatening messages to try and frame her ex-boyfriend. He was arrested four times before an investigation revealed the truth.

We shouldn’t have to tell you this: Don’t use Facebook to frame your ex-lover for a crime. A woman in Southern California learned this lesson the hard way after she created a phony Facebook profile of her ex-boyfriend to frame him for stalking, kidnapping, and beating her.



Dec 02 08:35

These Numbers Should Shut Up Liberals About The Electoral College Once And For All

The keening and caterwauling we’ve been treated to by the left since Hillary Clinton’s defeat has been monumental.

Most entertaining has been the snowflake retreat to “safe spaces” with puppies and coloring books to assuage their anguish.

Less entertaining were the violent protests which were paid for erupted in cities across the nation.

Putting aside Jill Stein’s quixotic effort to force a recount, the left has been loudest with its demands to dismantle the Electoral College.

After all it’s unfair: Hillary Clinton won the “popular vote” so she should win, right?
Wrong.

Dec 02 08:34

The Trump Campaign Will Try to Block the Green Party’s Recount Effort in Michigan

Michigan’s elections board on Friday will consider President-elect Donald Trump’s request to block a hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in the state he won by about 10,700 votes over Hillary Clinton.

Lawyers for the Trump campaign argued Thursday that Green Party nominee Jill Stein, a “bottom-dwelling candidate,” cannot seek the expensive, time-consuming recount because she was not “aggrieved” to the point where potential miscounting of votes could have cost her the election. She garnered just 1 percent in Michigan.

They also said in their objection that Stein waited until the last minute to file her recount petition Wednesday, making it impossible to finish by a Dec. 13 deadline.

Dec 02 08:33

What Happens If Faithless Electors Swing the Results?

If any faithless elector ends up swaying the outcome of the election, federal lawmakers have a couple of avenues of recourse, both of which are baked into the U.S. Constitution.

The first applies if an elector abstains or flips his vote in such a way that it results in an Electoral College tie. In such a case, then a little known provision buried in the Twelfth Amendment mandates that the House decides the president, while the Senate chooses the vice president. Each state delegation in the House casts one vote for president, and whichever candidates get the simple majority wins.

Dec 02 08:29

Medica Likely No Longer Provider to Enrollees in Medical Assistance

Starting in May, Medica will no longer provide insurance to people enrolled in medical assistance and Minnesota Care.

It appears Medica’s bid to be one of the insurers for the program was too low.



Dec 02 08:28

Fake News and War Party Lies

The source of these astounding secret Nazi plans?

They were forgeries by British agents in New York operating under William Stephenson, Churchill’s "Man Called Intrepid," whose assignment was to do whatever necessary to bring the U.S. into Britain’s war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments have been BSing the people all along!

Dec 02 08:12

EU CENSORS: Anti-Brussels protests are a CRIME - fears at Eurocrat crackdown on 'dissent'

SINISTER plans to criminalise “political dissent” against the EU project took a step closer to becoming reality today, prompting a dismayed response from free speech campaigners.

Human rights groups have reacted with horror after EU member states approved draconian new anti-terror laws which critics have warned could be used to suppress eurosceptic movements by force.

In a rare show of universal anger seven leading civil rights movements tore into unelected Brussels bureaucrats over the shadowy plot, warning that it endangers “fundamental rights and freedoms” including the right to protest.

Dec 02 08:09

EUROZONE CRISIS: Italian bank shares DIVE contaminating Euro markets ahead of referendum

The country's oldest lender Monte Dei Pasche saw stocks plummet by more than one per cent, while the country's biggest bank UniCredit was also trading in the red.

At the same time, Italy's top stock market the FTSE MIB was down by almost one per cent - the index has already lost around 20 per cent of its value this year.

Dec 02 08:07

Windows 10 upgrade - Microsoft's new software is STILL not winning users over

The latest operating system adoption figures from Netmarketshare show that Windows 10 still only has 23.72 per cent of the entire computer market.

This marks another month of slower growth for Windows 10, which appears to be waning as customers are now forced to pay for the software.

The Netmarketshare numbers, which include both Mac and PC devices, show that many consumers are still sticking to older versions of Windows software.

Top of the adoption list is the venerable Windows 7, with a 47.17 per cent share, with third place still clung on to by the ancient Windows XP, which was first released back in October 2001, which somehow still runs of 8.63 per cent of devices.



Dec 02 08:02

I will give Austria an EU referendum: Nobert Hofer to allow Austrian people to LEAVE EU

THE far right-wing politician campaigning for the presidency of Austria has said he would push for a referendum on EU membership if he wins the post on Sunday.

Dec 02 08:00

Investigatory Powers Bill: Politicians exempt themselves from new wide-ranging spying laws

Politicians have exempted themselves from Britain's new wide-ranging spying laws.
The Investigatory Powers Act, which has just passed into law, brings some of the most extreme and invasive surveillance powers ever given to spies in a democratic state. But protections against those spying powers have been given to MPs.



Dec 02 08:00

Virginia schools ban 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' for racial slurs

A Virginia school has temporarily banned two American classics after a parent said her high school-age son was negatively impacted by the racial slurs they contain.

Dec 02 07:59

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

Hackers are destroying everything from the latest gaming systems, phones, and even cars with a dangerous circuit-frying USB device that could put critical systems at risk.

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The opportunity for serious harm extends far beyond wasting high end consumer products. USBKill's Russian creator, a chap known as "Dark_Purple" says unnamed car manufacturers have purchased his product to evaluate the susceptibility of vehicle USB ports.

The hardware hacker plugged USBKill into his own car of unspecified make and model, frying the dashboard head unit.

Chris Gatford, director of Sydney-based penetration testing firm HackLabs, says the threat posed by the devices is unlimited.

"USB ports are everywhere - in cars, in power sockets, in charging stations," Gatford says.

"And in planes."

Dec 02 07:52

Germany Submits To Sharia Law

A German court has ruled that seven Islamists who formed a vigilante patrol to enforce Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal did not break German law and were simply exercising their right to free speech. The "politically correct" decision, which may be appealed, effectively authorizes the Sharia Police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal.

Dec 02 07:52

Mexican Wall Climbing is Now a Competitive Sport

Mexico is preparing for the arrival of President Trump’s wall.
So in the spirit of good-natured fun, they are preparing for the event with a new wall-climb competition




Dec 02 07:50

"A Generation That Has Never Been Told 'No'" Daniel Hannan Destroys Anti-Trump Protestors' Safe Spaces

In just two short minutes MEP Daniel Hannan destroys the competitive virtue-signalling farce that is the Anti-Trump protestor, "this is the first generation that has been brought up not to tolerate opinions that they dislike... and they have been taught that the correct response to someone saying something you find 'hurtful' is to try and silence that person..." This is not about Trump, this is about a generation "that has never been told 'no' and can't handle disagreement."

Dec 02 07:41

Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

Why did the unemployment rate tumble from 4.9% to 4.6%? Simple: the number of Americans who are no longer in the labor force spiked by 446,000 in November, hitting an all time high of 95.1 million.

Dec 02 07:13

Leading candidate to head the Democratic National Committee Meets with Saudi Bank that funds suicide Bombers.



Dec 02 06:58

Italy’s Sunday Vote Set To Trigger The “Most Violent Economic Shock In History”

Latest Italy polls show 54% support for “No”, which will tear apart the EU, the world’s largest economy, triggering an epic stock market crash.

Dec 02 06:46

Trump wins with Carrier deal, factory to stay in U.S.

President-elect Donald J. Trump along with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the Governor of Indiana landed a sweet win-win deal for the American people and more than 1100 workers at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant Thursday, making good on one of Trump’s campaign promises some 50 days ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

Dec 02 06:38

VA Infects Veterans With HIV, Hepatitis... Update: Mizzou Mumps Outbreak Spreads... 'Riskiest City' For Hiv, Miami Opens Needle Exchange



Dec 02 04:50

Putin confirms Russia had nothing to do with attack on Turkish forces — Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin he received a confirmation Russia had nothing to do with the recent attack on Turkish forces in Syria. The daily Turkiye reports Erdogan was speaking at a working breakfast with parliament members. "Over the past week we’ve had three conversations with Mr. Putin. He said that Russia had nothing to do whatsoever with the attack on the Turkish forces," Erdogan said, adding that in his opinion "the attack was staged by the forces of the regime," in other words, the Syrian army. "Also, we discussed efforts by our countries to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria. I asked Mr. Putin about attacks on schools and hospitals in Aleppo. I asked him who dealt the strike and he replied it was not Russia. We did not mount such attacks, either, so I asked who did that," the daily quotes Erdogan as saying.

December 1, 2016

Dec 01 21:22

Wounded Soldiers’ Payment Scheme Overhauled To Spare MoD Embarrassment In Court

The British government is so determined to avoid the embarrassment of soldiers’ compensation cases that it may change its entire damages scheme in order to keep cases out of the public sphere, critics allege.

Dec 01 21:20

An Important Memo to All Christians

This is so worthwhile for every Christian to consider. Especially supposedly patriotic American Christians; think about what this short video is saying. Imagine that you, unwittingly or not, are paying for the murders of Jesus Christ's blood relatives. Actually, do not imagine it, know it, because it is true no matter how ignorant and manipulated you are. That is the thing about the truth, it knows nothing of 'politics' or 'patriotism', it is what it is regardless.

Dec 01 19:38

ALERT: Electors Plot to Sabotage Trump



Dec 01 19:04

Amnesty Demands DOJ Probe Into Treatment Of DAPL Protesters

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) has called for an investigation by the Department of Justice into the policing of protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The organization made the official request after four AIUSA human rights observers found that police used “tear gas, concussion grenades and fire hoses against protesters in sub-freezing temperatures”. Referring to their findings, the organization said, “we believe federal oversight is necessary.”

Dec 01 19:02

Britain’s First ‘3-Parent Baby’ Could Be Born Next Year

The first British ‘three-parent baby’ could be born as early as next Christmas after the controversial mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) was given the green light by scientists on Wednesday.



Dec 01 18:43

Families Of Victims Slam Senators Seeking To Amend 9/11 Law

The families of some victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are voicing opposition to proposed changes to a new law that allows them to sue the Saudi government over the attacks.

Dec 01 18:15

Is the 35 Year Bond Bubble Finally Bursting?

Thirty-five years ago the US was experiencing some of the worst inflation the country had ever seen. It was a shock to the economists at that time when an oil embargo on exports to the US caused oil prices to skyrocket.

Dec 01 18:14

Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)
Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

Dec 01 17:51

Report: Downtown Minneapolis Macy’s To Close

After decades as a flagship department store in the downtown district, the Nicollet Mall Macy’s will soon be shutting its doors, according to a report from Twin Cities Business Magazine.

The publication says Macy’s informed city officials of its plans to permanently close in the first half of 2017. The rumored announcement isn’t expected until after the holiday season, which means this year may be your last chance to visit the long-running Santaland attraction at the store.

Dec 01 17:40

YUUGE! Pennsylvania Final Numbers Are In And Trump Beat Hillary By Over 45k Votes, Donors Abandoning The Democratic Party In Droves



Dec 01 17:28

Newsweek Admits They Didn’t Write Or Even Read “Madam President” Issue

Newsweek admits the Madame President was written by a 3rd party and went straight to the press without the magazine ever reading the issue.

Dec 01 17:22

Cherokee Nation Sues US Govt, Multiple Agencies Over Trust Fund

The Cherokee Nation names the US government and seven agencies in a lawsuit alleging mismanagement and a lack of transparency about the tribe’s trust fund. The tribe claims a lack of accountability has hindered its development.

Dec 01 16:47

DAPL: GOV’T USING NO-FLY ZONE TO SUPPRESS JOURNALISM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it will be closing federal land north of the Cannonball River on December 5th, and now reports are surfacing that the government plans to use a no-fly zone to prevent journalists from recording the events that transpire. This is following the attacks on Native land protectors and protesters that was caught on video by drone pilots, in which police were seen using percussion grenades:

The no-fly zone, which has been set up by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), applies only to citizens, as law enforcement craft continues to fly overhead. According to experts, the no-fly zone is in direct violation of the First Amendment since the drones belonging to land protectors are being used to conduct journalism.

In a statement from Roy Gutterman, director of the University of Syracuse’s Tully Center for Free Speech:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are sending out notam notices, to keep the press out, what in heaven's name are they planning to do as these protests expand?!?

Dec 01 16:44

The Fake News About Fake News

The Washington Post’s McCarthyistic conspiracy theory implicating some 200 Web sites in an alleged Russian propaganda network continues to spread across mainstream media despite being debunked, as in Patrick Henningsen’s report.

Dec 01 16:30

Putin Delivers Annual Address To Federal Assembly In Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering his annual address to the Federal Assembly of Russia in Moscow.

Dec 01 16:24

Rickards: First the War on Cash, then the War on Gold

The global elites are using negative interest rates and inflation to make your money disappear. The whole idea of the war on cash is to force savers into digital bank accounts so their money can be taken from them in the form of negative interest rates.

Dec 01 16:13

More War? New U.S. Troops Arrive in Yemen while Saudis Kill 13 more Civilians

A report says more American military forces have arrived in Yemen’s port city of Aden to join the contingent of U.S. troops allegedly fighting al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south. Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel published footage showing American troops arriving in Aden.

Dec 01 16:12

Pro-Brexit Boris Johnson Accused Of Privately Supporting EU Freedom Of Movement

Boris Johnson has denied claims that he supported the idea of free movement within the EU during private talks with ambassadors. The foreign secretary openly warned against unrestricted free movement while campaigning for the UK to leave the EU.

Dec 01 16:11

Life And Politics In Appalachia

I’ve lived in a small town with a large public university in the Virginian part of Appalachia since 1999, commuting to the private university in North Carolina where I’ve taught since 1987. It is a prosperous college town, often designated by business and “lifestyle” magazines as one of the best places to retire to in the US, and thus atypical of the region in terms of its relative affluence and the so-called cultural and leisure opportunities it provides.

Dec 01 16:10

Veterans Plan ‘Human Shield’ To Protect DAPL Protesters

More than 2,000 US military veterans have formed Veterans Stand for Standing Rock and plan to act as a human shield around protesters demonstrating against the Dakotas Access Pipeline.

Dec 01 16:00

BEX ALERT - What Should America Do with Hillary Clinton?

The idea of Hillary Clinton on the chain gang or rock pile is attractive, but it is not good policy. We do not need to create a myth of the martyred Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the start of a propaganda campaign to pressure Trump not to investigate Hillary.

Dec 01 15:57

How the Archaeological Review Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline Went Wrong

This summer, Tim Mentz Sr. took to YouTube to tell the world about the destruction of his cultural heritage. A former tribal historic preservation officer of the Standing Rock Sioux, Mentz wore a baseball cap, rimless glasses and two thin braids of graying hair. He was upset and spoke rapidly about the area behind him, an expanse of the Great Plains cut by a new 150-foot-wide road.

Two days before, Mentz had testified to the DC District Court to report the area that lay in the path of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) corridor holds 82 cultural features and 27 graves. By the next day, DAPL construction workers graded the area. Behind where Mentz stood in the video was a place known as the Strong Heart Society Staff, where a sacred rattle or staff was placed within stone rings. Here members of the elite warrior society would come to make pledges. Mentz explained the site is tangible evidence that Strong Heart members followed a "spiritual path."

Dec 01 15:54

It’s HORRIBLE! Trump is the president-elect and America is doomed! ~ Hilarious!

The gentleman’s name is Steve Mudflap McGrew. See his other YouTube videos here. I especially like his hot take on the “safety pin” baloney that libTARDS had promoted. He’s hilarious!

Dec 01 15:44

Hollande Announces He Will Not Run For Re-election As French President

With almost 90% of the nation disapproving of him, it is no surprise that French President Hollande just told the nation that "for the good of his country" he will not run for Presidency in 2017.

Dec 01 15:44

Dollar General's Startling Admission: Half Of U.S. Consumers Are Feeling More "Dire" Than Ever

"We talk to our consumers every quarter ... and they were telling us that their sentiment - feeling - is even more dire than it was in previous quarters in early 2016."

Dec 01 15:42

Turkish Lira Crashes To All Time Lows, Biggest Drop Since Failed Coup Attempt

The relentless dollar rally continues to slam the Turkish lira, which has been printing fresh all time lows on a daily basis, and today has been no exception, tumbling over 1.8%, and pushing the USDTRY to an all time high above 3.50.

Dec 01 15:41

Protests Slam India's Economy As "The Concept Of Money Dies"

Fear has gripped the bullion market, for one is deemed to be guilty until proven otherwise. People with perfectly legal cash are afraid of cameras recording their purchases and having to pay outrageous bribes. After an adjustment period people will buy more — not less — gold. For now, the gold market has gone mostly underground with the gold price hovering around US$1,700 per ounce. Did Modi want to boost the informal economy?

Dec 01 15:35

One Scary Chart: Venezuela's Currency Disintegrates

So for anyone still unsure what real-time hyperinflation looks like, here is the updated visual answer.

Dec 01 15:35

'CIA Created ISIS', Says Julian Assange As Wikileaks Releases 500k US Cables

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.

Dec 01 15:21

House Passes Intelligence Bill Aimed At Thwarting Russia's 'Influence Over People & Govts'

The House of Representatives has passed an intelligence bill aimed at tackling what Washington claims is political interference by Russia on a global level.

The 93-page bill, passed by the House in a 390-30 vote on Wednesday, calls for setting up a new, interagency panel to suppress Russia’s alleged attempts to “exert covert influence over peoples and governments,” The Washington Post reported.

Webmaster addition: "Because that's OUR job, dammit!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 01 15:21

The rising socialist movement is not only dangerous but also a direct threat of your human right to free speech

During the past election cycle Bernie Sanders rose to popularity with his ability to convey an anti-establishment message. People across the country were inspired by his message against big banks and our dysfunctional government. It is easy for the average American to be enamored with this seemingly harmless message.

Dec 01 15:11

Twitter Threatens Trump Ban After Claims of “Hate Speech Violations”

Twitter is monitoring Donald Trump and threatens to ban him for violating “harassment or hateful conduct” policies following allegations from the left.

The liberal wing of the corporate media is putting pressure on Twitter and Facebook to answer demands from liberal activists calling on Donald Trump to be banned from their social networks for what they claim to be violations of the hate-speech policies against harassment and hateful conduct.

Facebook has responded by saying that comments from the President-elect should be considered mainstream political discourse.

Twitter, following a purge accounts of outspoken conservative activists, has taken a more aggressive line stating not only are they considering banning Donald Trump but the they are watching his account and will ban him as soon as they feel Trump has crossed the line in violating their policies.

Dec 01 15:01

Angelina Jolie is scared to expose pedophiles in Hollywood

“In Hollywood, there are parents who will practically prostitute their kids in the hope they can make money and get ahead. It is a horrible trap that the kids are in. These people aren’t seeing their kid as a kid. It’s more common than you think.”

Dec 01 15:00

Pipe Dream? Trump Wants Apple to Move Production to US

Silicon Valley has enjoyed its relationship with Obama, but it is unclear how the world’s largest tech giants will fare under a Trump administration. For example, Donald Trump told Apple CEO that he was going to “get” the tech giant to start manufacturing its products in the United States. This happened when Trump received a post-election phone call from Tim Cook during which he said that if Apple built a big plant (or many) in the United States, it would be a real achievement. Cook said he understood that, and Trump went on to promise multiple incentives through tax breaks and reduced regulations.

Dec 01 14:54

Trump Selects Retired General James Mattis As Secretary Of Defense

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Having someone who knows what war is really like in charge will be a good thing. Remember what a disaster Donald "Aspartame is GOOD for you" Rumsfeld was?

Dec 01 14:24

NoDAPL Demonstrators Arrested At Iowa Utilities Board

Protesters blocked the offices of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) to encourage the IUB to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Two demonstrators who had been fasting for 10 days were arrested after trespassing in the offices.

Dec 01 14:18

Democratic donors tell losing party they're not giving any more after it burned through their millions with nothing to show for it

Donors to the Democratic Party burnt out after last month's catastrophic electoral losses.

Democrats lost the White House and failed to take enough seats in the House and Senate to constitute a majority, and their top donors have had enough.
'I may very well be done with political giving entirely,' John Morgan, a top Clinton fundraiser in Florida told The Hill. 'My message to anyone reading this is, "Don’t call me, I’ll call you." '

The losing political party is on a quest to remake its national political operation into one that's more inclusive after an email scandal in 2016 showed party leaders favoring the establishment.
Democrats must pick a new party leader early next year after the president leaves office. Two state party chairs from New Hampshire and South Carolina, a sitting congressman and a former Democratic National Committee chairman are seeking the position.

At least two other heads of liberal organizations and a former governor are considering bids, too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After this last debacle, it will most probably take just as many years for Democrats to seize the Presidency as it did for Republicans after Nixon's disgrace with Watergate.

Dec 01 14:13

Western Nations Under Pressure to Probe Clinton Foundation Spending – Analyst

“The penny has dropped: The governments have decided not to fund Clinton Foundation activities anymore,” Ortel said Tuesday. “Canada, Sweden and Ireland are countries that may undertake investigations or end their practice of contributing large sums to the Clinton Foundation.”

He was commenting after Norway and Australia announced last weekend that they were ending their annual contributions to the charity, founded in 1997 by then-US President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the New York Post, the incoming presidential administration of Donald Trump will ask foreign governments investigate how the foundation spent hundreds of millions of donor dollars that it said went to provide low-cost medicine to treat AIDS patients in Africa, among other programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This couldn't be happening to a more deserving "charitable" organisation!! :-)

Dec 01 13:59

China Losing Control? PBOC Imposes New Yuan Outflow Limits For First Time In Two Decades

Late last week, we reported that in its latest push to limit and/or halt capital outflows, China unveiled new capital controls meant to stem further capital flight disguised as outbound M&A by clamping down with tighter controls on Chinese companies seeking to invest overseas, intensifying efforts to slow a surge in capital fleeing offshore amid tepid growth and an uncertain economic outlook. Beijing was said to focus on “extra-large” foreign acquisitions valued at $10 billion or more per deal, property investments by state-owned firms above $1 billion and investments of $1 billion or more by any Chinese company in an overseas entity unrelated to the investor’s core business. The new controls would apply to deals yet to receive approval from China’s top economic planning agency.

It did not end there.

Dec 01 13:59

VA School Board Member Loses Job Over Anti-Trump, Anti-White Male Facebook Rant

The tables have turned.

Dec 01 13:51

SF’s Millennium Tower Sinking Rapidly, as Seen from Space

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is sinking at an alarming rate, according to satellite analysis taken from outer space.
The 58-story “game of Jenga” has been dubbed the “Leaning Tower of San Francisco” because it is tilting two inches to the northwest. It has reportedly sunk about 16 inches into landfill since it was first opened in 2009.

“What can be concluded from our data, is that the Millennium Tower is sinking at a steady rate,” Petar Marinkovic, founder and chief scientist of PPO Labs — which analyzed the satellite’s radar imagery for the ESA along with Norway-based research institute Norut — told the Associated Press.

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a city agency, reportedly blamed the towers’ “inadequate foundation” for the sinking and tilting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't want to have been the structural engineer, soils engineer, architect, or contractor on this puppy; the lawsuits for remediation are going to be flying fast and furious on this one!!

Dec 01 13:38

‘The View’ Grills Jill Stein on Recount: ‘What Are You Trying to Prove?’

What is really behind former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort?

That was the question that the five hosts of The View set out to answer on Wednesday morning when they spoke to Stein via satellite from Boston. And they were not quick to give her the benefit of the doubt.
“Do you think this can actually overturn the election results? Tell me yes,” a hopeful Joy Behar began.

Stein did not exactly give Behar the answer she wanted to hear, telling her that the thing about voting is “you don’t know until you look.” She explained that counting the paper ballots in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as she intends to do, will tell us whether there was any “tampering,” “machine error,” “hacking” or “human error.”

“We’re not here to help one candidate and hurt another,” Stein added. “We’re really here to help voters feel like we’ve got a system that’s working for us.” But this only prompted Behar to ask, “What are you really trying to prove then?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Stein/Clinton Cartel hoped to do with this was to deny the electoral college the votes from Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, then put the election in play by having"faithless electors" vote against the will of their people, vote for Clinton, thus claiming the Presidency for Clinton over Trump.

As of this morning, this tactic has cratered, utterly.

But I do agree, strongly, with Whoopi Goldberg's last comment in this interview, when she states that this country needs far more than just two parties; what we need are parties which actually represent We the People, not just the monied and corporate interests, which is, sadly, what we have with both dominant parties today.

I am cautiously optimistic about a Trump Presidency; but he has to prove, once he has taken the Oath of Office, that he will, honestly, be a President for ALL the American people.

Dec 01 13:31

The Latest: 5 Nevada counties to recount presidential race

Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort.

De La Fuente finished last in the state but this week requested a recount in Nevada, a state Democrat Hillary Clinton won.

Dec 01 13:17

No Time For Aleppo Losers: NATO & Israel Abandon ISIS Proxy ‘Regime Change’ Army?

Syrian Army Liberates Key ISIS Controlled Areas in Aleppo City.

Dec 01 13:07

The Largest Man-Made Structure Ever Built

Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations.

Dec 01 13:01

Trump’s Michigan recount objection expected Thursday

State election officials expect President-elect Donald Trump to file an objection Thursday to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a statewide hand recount of 4.8 million ballots.

An attorney representing Trump has notified the state Bureau of Elections that the Republican businessman’s campaign will file an objection by day’s end, said Fred Woodhams, spokesman for Secretary of State’s office.

Dec 01 12:57

Massive Cyber Attack Hits More Than 900k Routers In Germany

More than 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany were not able to connect to the Internet due to an alleged cyber-attack.

Dec 01 12:26

The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The media influencing operation targeting Russia appears to be an outgrowth of the US State Department’s Counter-Information Team of the Bureau of International Information Programs. The team, established under the George W. Bush administration, was a resurrection of the Cold War-era US Information Agency’s (USIA) Bureau of Information, which was designed to counter «Soviet» disinformation. The truth of the matter was that many of the news reports from TASS, Radio Moscow, and Novosti, branded as «Soviet disinformation» by USIA, were, in fact, truthful reports on CIA covert operations, including political assassinations, biological warfare, and weapons and narcotics smuggling. Today, the media mouthpieces for the CIA and Soros replace Soviet-era media outlets as their main targets for derision with RT television and Sputnik News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WRH made that list, and that made Mike and me very proud!!

What is that old war-time line, "If you're catching flack, you're over the target", and this site has been catching flack for over 20 years now!! :-)

Dec 01 12:25

Frigid air mass building in Alaska, poised to spill into Lower 48 next week

Alaska is witnessing its coldest air in almost two years, and some of the biting chill is forecast to plunge into the western United States in about a week’s time.

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Dec 01 12:15

Danish People's Party signals support for leaving EU

Leaders of the eurosceptic Danish People’s Party (DF) met with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Copenhagen on Wednesday and signalled that the party is considering formally backing a referendum to have Denmark leave the EU.

Dec 01 12:15

China military says it's seriously concerned by Japan-South Korea pact

China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday expressed serious concern about South Korea and Japan signing a military intelligence pact to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear activities.

The signing of the General Security of Military Information Agreement had originally been expected in 2012, but South Korea postponed it due to domestic opposition.

The case for the neighbors to pool intelligence has increased, however, as North Korea has been testing different types of missiles at a faster rate, and claims it has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the move would add a new unsafe and unstable element to northeast Asia and smacked of a Cold War mentality.

"China's military expresses serious concern about this," Yang told a monthly news briefing, adding to previous opposition to the deal from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun: please, try to this from both the Japanese and South Korean perspectives.

Your client State, North Korea, appears drifting toward more instability, and this is coupled with the reality that its President, Kim Jung-Un, appears to be hell-bent to develop a viable nuclear weapons program, which has guidance that works, and soon.

Sir, forgive me, but if you were heads of state, or even citizens, in either South Korea or Japan, would you not be just a little ...nervous, knowing that this was going on?!?

I would strongly suggest, sir that your President, Xi Jinping, needs to recommence negotiations with North Korea, bringing in South Korea, Japan, and the US government, to hammer out a true peace treaty.

This would replace the current Armistice, which is simply a cessation of hostilities, and would include the provision for trade guarantees, as long as North Korea stops developing nuclear weapons, and becomes a signatory to the NNPT, as Iran did.

It can be done, if the will is there. And I hope China's experience with President-Elect Trump will be a far more positive working relationship than it has been with the current (and soon to be Ex) President Obama.

That Obama dissed China at the last G20 meeting, hosted by China, by accusing them of South China Sea "aggression", was the geopolitical equivalent to relieving oneself in someone's face, then telling them it was raining.
G20: Obama warns Beijing against South China Sea aggression

Dec 01 12:01

Tony Blair Did Not Deceive Parliament To Take Britain Into Iraq War, MPs Rule

MPs have voted down a motion on whether or not former Prime Minister Tony Blair should be held to account for allegedly deceiving Parliament to take Britain into the 2003 Iraq invasion.

The motion was led by Scottish National Party (SNP) foreign affairs spokesman Alex Salmond and a range of other MPs from the Green Party, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru – as well as some from the Labour and Conservative camps.

Dec 01 11:55

In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?

The family of Osama Hassan faced a wrenching choice as his tiny body wasted away. Should they use the little money they had, in a time of war, to take the 2-year-old to a hospital? Or should they buy food to feed their other children?

His family chose food.

Outside their hut, Ahmed Sadek grimly observed his frail grandson, who was lying on a wooden cot and staring blankly at the gray sky. His hair was sparse, his teeth decayed, his arms sticklike. He could no longer walk on his spindly legs.

With every raspy breath, Osama’s ribs protruded through his dry skin.

“There’s nothing we can do for him,” Sadek said. “I know he’s going to die.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at that dying kid, held by his grandfather.

And isn't it comforting to know that the US government has been complicit in this kid's death, by militarily enabling the Saudi military, which has blockaded Yemen's ports, and prevents food from getting to desperately poor families like this, in their war against Yemen?!?

In President Obama's world, the death of children through starvation is perfectly acceptable, if the Saudis are ultimately able to grind the Houthi rebels into a pulp, and restore the presidency of Al-Hadi.

They're just "collateral damage"; not human beings, entitled to care, food, the tenderness of a loving family, and the opportunity to grow up to fulfill their destinies.

THIS ... is what President Obama's enabling of the Saudi military has created in Yemen; I am absolutely certain that, as a father himself, he will be absolutely delighted with this images:

Images of starving Yemeni child reduced to bone surfaces on social media

These images are not photoshopped: they are real testaments to the horrific nature of the US-enabled/Saudi fought war on Yemen.

I would like to politely remind both President and the House of Saud that collective punishment is a war crime; and one of the most barbaric collective punishments which can possibly be inflicted upon a people is the death of their infants, through certain and slow starvation because food is just not available.

In both the Bush and Obama administrations, there should have been a plaque behind their desks, boldly proclaiming: The United States of America; a proud partner in war crimes!!"

I am hoping - and praying - that President Elect Trump will be working in both a moral, and trade-friendly way to avoid this happening to our country, under his watch.

Dec 01 11:51

When the first small piece of sh*t finally sticks.

So could it really be that after years of stonewalling, Draghi, the ECB and the cabal of central bankers and regulators, are finally being dragged blinking in to the light?

Dec 01 11:39

ALEPPO UPDATES: ‘Only Road’ to Deliver Aid to Eastern Aleppo, Castello Road – is Liberated

The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters under the command of Al Nusra Front – from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo.

Dec 01 11:38

Less Than 1 In 3 Trust [Corporate] Media, Martin Armstrong Warns "Their End Is Near"

We should expect that the media will viciously attack Donald Trump in a futile effort to cling to some level of importance and to desperately try to demonstrate that they were not wrong with 99% of the media endorsing Hillary. But the media willingly conspired to make Hillary president. They will now try to vindicate themselves by trashing Trump at every possible chance. They will now fuel the civil divide and help lay the foundation for the collapse of the United States itself by turning left against right. Even the New York Post wrote that what they were witnessing was the end of journalism. They will do everything to try to change Congress in 2018. It appears that will be their last stand. The younger generation does not buy newspapers and magazines. Their end is near.

Dec 01 11:37

Militants Attack Indian Army Base in Nagrota, Inflaming Tensions With Pakistan

Tensions between India and Pakistan were raised again on Tuesday, when a group of heavily armed militants disguised as police officers attacked an Indian Army unit in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing seven soldiers, the Indian government said in a statement.

The assault began early Tuesday in the officers’ dining hall at Nagrota, about two miles from the army’s regional headquarters for the country’s northernmost state, which has been at the center of a nearly 70-year dispute with neighboring Pakistan.

After killing four soldiers there, the militants moved on to two other buildings, where they held hostage a group of 16 soldiers and relatives, including “two ladies and two children,” the statement said.

All of the hostages were rescued, the government said, but an officer and two soldiers were killed in the operation, along with three militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The deterioration of relations between Islamabad and New Dehli seems to be careening out of control.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Modi and India's Prime Minister Sharif need to be talking, and immediately, if all-out war is going to be averted; the situation is a tinder box, just waiting for a match.

India's Prime Minister Modi has an opportunity which would absolutely put India on the right side of history; and that is to give Kashmir its long promised referendum, so that the people of Kashmir can decide if they want to stay as a part of India; become independent; or join with Pakistan.

Dec 01 11:32

NOT ALL Fruits & Nuts: President Donald Trump Beat Clinton In 25 Counties In California

As an 'old right' conservative born and raised in Los Angeles County, California, (Catholic, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-border, small govt) it's sort of annoying to always hear people characterize California as if everyone there is a far left-wing commie lunatic. I happen to know that there are plenty of libertarians and conservatives all over the state, although I admit not enough, and definitely not in our state legislature.But here's a pleasant surprise! Donald Trump didn't lose California by as wide a margin as you might think. In addition, the official presidential election results from the California Secretary of State reveal that amazingly, 25 counties in California voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Dec 01 11:29

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Actress and Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini begins her journey with a trip to Seattle to visit former Scientology executive Amy Scobee. After hearing Amy’s tragic story of being disconnected from her mother, Leah is determined to reveal the truth of what’s really going on in her former Church.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I watched the first episode (available at the above link). The Scientologists are very scary people. Interestingly enough, Scientology started as a bet between L. Ron Hubbard and fellow science fiction writer Robert Heinlein that Hubbard could create a religion out of thin air and get rich off of it. Heinlein lost the bet (obviously). Scientology has made a fortune for its operators. Here is Scientology's headquarters and L. Ron Hubbard's home (presumably now occupied by David Miscavige).

Pitched to the masses as a religion of self-improvement as a means to global improvement, Scientology used some pop-psychology methods (the E-meter) that did help people come to terms with some of their conflicts.

But the most "holy" secret of the church (available only to those who had paid thousands of dollars to "advance") was a contorted science fiction yarn which was leaked to the public by a disgruntled ex-Scientologist.

The primary belief of Scientology (to save you all the thousands of dollars so you can donate to WRH) is that 75 billion years ago, there was a dictator of the Galaxy named Xenu who makes the Star Wars Emperor look like a pretty good guy. Xenu condemned billions of his people to death, brought them to earth, dumped them into volcanoes, and not satisfied with boiling lava, finished them all off with hydrogen bombs. The souls of those people, called Thetans, cling to human beings and are the cause of all mental anguish.

The purported purpose of Scientology training is to rid yourself of Thetans, a process called "going clear." There is a song in there somewhere, "I'm gonna wash that Thetan right out of my soul..." But I digress.

Scientology has always been very aggressive against its enemies. They have legions of lawyers to attack anyone critical of their business, and A&E has disclaimers in their program to avoid lawsuits. If lawyers do not work, they use "other means." One huge scandal in the 1970s was Operation Snow White in which Scientologists stole and destroyed documents unfavorable to Scientology from US Government agencies including the FBI, as well as government agencies in thirty other countries. When the FBI finally raided Scientology, they uncovered evidence of attempts to frame writers criticl of the church for crimes including bombings and hit-and-run.

Another excellent expose is the HBO documentary "Going Clear" and there is a website with even more information.

Scientology was all over Hollywood and the building where I was working when I got blacklisted over the Foster murder not only housed CNN's Hollywood Bureau but many offices of Scientology the public was not supposed to see, including their cyber hacking unit. Scientologists were always in and around the building in their military uniforms and the owner of the company where I was working was a Scientologist, with one room in the studio a permanent library of L. Ron Hubbard books.

There was a subtle message going around town that anyone who sought success in Hollywood had to be a Scientologist, and indeed well-placed Scientologists did preferentially hand jobs and roles to other Scientologists. They were and are very scary people, fanatics, and cultists.

Dec 01 11:24

Haaretz Journalist Questioned by Police Over Phone Calls to Lawmaker

Police apparently searched the telephone of Haaretz writer Nir Gontarz and questioned him for more than two hours on suspicion he had harassed lawmaker Yael German (Yesh Atid) with repeated phone calls. The police apparently hacked the reporter's phone to check his conversations.
“The questioning was supervised by Maj. Gen. Meni Yitzhak, the head of the investigations and intelligence branch, as regulations require,” police spokesman Merav Lapidot said. According to the attorney-general’s guidelines for summoning and searching a journalist, the head of the investigations branch must approve the summons.

“I was sure this was some kind of serial stalker; it was a blocked number,” said German, who was surprised to hear that a journalist was questioned in the matter. “I don’t answer blocked numbers; if someone wants to reach me let them send a text message. I filed a complaint with the Knesset sergeant-at-arms two weeks ago. It’s been a while since I’ve even wondered who it was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli government is doing this to a journalist of record for Ha'aretz, you can bet your sweet bippy that they are doing this to every other journalist in print, online, and broadcasting, in Israel.

Dec 01 11:24

Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams the Snoopers' Charter as a 'security nightmare'

WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDER Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the "undemocratic" Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill), which this week received royal assent and will soon become law.

The IP Bill, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, was waved through by the Queen on Tuesday, which means that the government's sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017.

The Bill, described by Edward Snowden as "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy", will require ISPs to store comprehensive records of websites visited and phone numbers called for 12 months, and to enable police, security services and multiple other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions and the Food Standards Agency, to access those records on demand.

Dec 01 11:23

Exposing The Hoax That If The Stock Market Rises The Economy Is Doing Well

Australian housing market completely implodes on itself. ADP reports more individuals getting jobs after a revision. The jobs are not manufacturing but service sector jobs.

Dec 01 11:21

Investigatory Powers Bill: Politicians exempt themselves from new wide-ranging spying laws

Politicians have exempted themselves from Britain's new wide-ranging spying laws.

The Investigatory Powers Act, which has just passed into law, brings some of the most extreme and invasive surveillance powers ever given to spies in a democratic state. But protections against those spying powers have been given to MPs.

Dec 01 11:17

The Constitution is our national strategy

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation’s strategy for greatness. The strategy entails invincible self-defense; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; and, entangling alliances with none.
At present, that strategy means returning our troops stationed abroad back to the United States to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means repositioning all of our air and naval forces to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means devoting our cyber warfare capabilities to defending we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. And it means renouncing all of our treaty commitments to defend other nations militarily without congressional declarations of war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: the Constitution IS the original "Contract with America".

Dec 01 11:17

Space station supply craft 'burned up'

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed the loss of an unmanned cargo ship which was heading for the International Space Station.

The Progress MS-04, which launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, was carrying 2.4 tonnes of fuel, food and equipment.

Space agency officials said the spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere, at an altitude of 190km.

Dec 01 11:16

GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes

Action camera-maker GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down some of its services.

The announcement follows a series of drone crashes that made the company recall its much anticipated Karma aircraft.

In addition, the US company said its president, Anthony Bates, would quit his post at the end of the year after three years in the job.

Dec 01 11:14

Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

The 86-year-old former astronaut was visiting Antarctica in a tourist group and was evacuated to the US Antarctic Program's research centre.

The White Desert tour company said Mr Aldrin was stable under the care of a doctor.

The evacuation flight was provided by the National Science Foundation who said Mr Aldrin was "ailing".

Dec 01 11:14

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers have had their internet access cut by an attack targeting certain types of internet routers.

A spokeswoman for the Post Office told the BBC that the problem began on Sunday and had affected about 100,000 of its customers.

Talk Talk also confirmed that some of its customers had been affected, and it was working on a fix.

It is not yet known who is responsible for the attack.

Dec 01 11:13

Sens. Graham, McCain Unveil Plan to Weaken Saudi 9/11 Bill

While the Saudis lobbied heavily against the bill, and threatened to collapse the US economy over it, it passed easily earlier this year, though even back then Republican leadership was openly talking about gutting the bill after the November election. The election’s gone, and if the “fix” has its way, so are the lawsuits

That’s because the “fix” requires plaintiffs to prove the Saudis “knew” and were “directly” financing the terrorist organization itself. Since the 9/11 Report’s 28 pages show the funding was all done through a convoluted route, it would effectively end any chance of legal repercussions for the Saudis.

Which of course is the point, though Graham insists that what he’s really concerned about is that the existing bill which allows lawsuits over stuff the Saudis actually did, might also open the US up to lawsuits over the many, many things they’ve done.

Dec 01 11:13

Android-rooting Gooligan malware infects 1 million devices

A new strain of Android malware is infecting an estimated 13,000 devices per day.

The Gooligan malware roots Android devices before stealing email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. The tokens create a means for hackers to access users' sensitive data from Gmail accounts, security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies warn.

The malicious code creates a money-making sideline for crooks by fraudulently installing apps from Google Play and rating them on behalf of the victim.

Gooligan targets devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop), collectively around 74 per cent of Android devices currently in use. Gooligan is installing at least 30,000 apps on breached devices every day, or more than 2 million apps since the malicious campaign began, according to Check Point.

Dec 01 11:08

EU Plans Big Military Spending Increase

The European Union today unveiled their “European Defense Action Plan,” which aims at a major military spending increase alliance-wide, with some $5.8 billion a year being set aside to acquire more weaponry, including attack helicopters and drones.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker argues that the spending is needed to ensure that Europe’s military industrial base remains “competitive” enough to give them strategic autonomy. Alliance-wide, the EU member nations spend over $210 billion on their military every year.

A lot of the effort seems focused not on building or buying equipment anyone actually wants, but rather in ensuring that EU-based companies have the capability of doing so, and funding research into more future weapons that they will also buy, but not actually want.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me for being a tad confused here, but... against what countries does EU President Junker believe he will be fighting with this EU Army?!?

Russia?!? Russia wants trade.

China?!? China wants trade.

Or, perhaps, is this EU Army being created to put down uppity nation-states who ultimately want out, because membership in the EU is not benefiting their citizens economically at all?

Of course, after Italy's referendum this weekend, the entire point of the EU might be made moot anyway.

Italy's referendum: A nightmare scenario in the heart of Europe

Dec 01 11:06

YouTube is Not Being Honest with Us

Webmaster addition: We have seen our videos' view numbers going up, then suddenly knocked way back down again.

Dec 01 11:00

FLASHBACK - A Strange but True Tale of Voter Fraud and Bioterrorism

Under the auspices of a humanitarian “Share-a-Home” program, the Rajneeshees chartered dozens of buses and promised homeless people food, clothing, and shelter if they came to the compound. Their efforts were wildly successful, bringing in more than 2,300 people, all of whom were forced to register to vote when they get off the bus. They could stay with one condition: They had to vote for the Rajneeshees’ commissioner candidates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like Obama and the illegal immigrants!

Dec 01 11:00

Michael Chertoff: OSU Terror Attack No Reason to Keep Out 'Refugees'

Just because Somali refugees are running around waging Jihad on American soil is no reason to keep them out of our country, so says former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.

Dec 01 10:57

Lawsuit To Restore the Power of The Bank of Canada to Create Sovereign Money

Dec. 7 in the United States is Pearl Harbor Day – the day that commemorates the Japanese sneak attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 where 2403 Americans lost their lives.
But in Canada this coming Dec. 7th – six days from today, the next phase in the fight to re-constitute the Bank of Canada will be heard at the Federal Court of Appeal, 180 Queen Street West in Toronto.

Dec 01 10:47

Scarborough Laughs Uncontrollably, Calls Out Media Hypocrisy Over Clinton Joining Recount

Dec 01 10:44

Corporate Welfare Will Bring Back Jobs Vs. Jobs Will Never Come Back

The Carrier company’s announcement that, after exhortations from Donald Trump, it was going to move a thousand jobs overseas—rather than the 2,000 that it had previously planned to move—led New York Times reporter Nelson Schwartz (11/29/16) to declare that “Mr. Trump is a different kind of Republican, willing to take on big business, at least in individual cases”:

Dec 01 10:21

FEDS APPROVE NEXUS PIPELINE, THE NEW “DAPL” THAT WILL RUN THROUGH OHIO

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved the NEXUS pipeline project and its environment impact on Ohio communities. (The pipeline will also travel through Michigan to Canada; it was approved in its entirety.) As far as Northeast Ohio is concerned, the natural gas pipeline is planned to run through fairly dense, almost suburban portions of Stark, Summit, Medina and Lorain counties. The 36-inch pipeline covers 256 miles, all told.

Dec 01 10:17

Flint family claims retaliation from Navy over criticism of water crisis response

The Walters lived in Flint, because that’s where father and husband Dennis Walter, a Navy sailor, was stationed. The family later moved to Virginia when the Navy placed Dennis at the Sewells Point Police Precinct at Naval Station Norfolk, and that’s when the alleged retaliation began. Lee Anne and Dennis accuse the Navy of harassing him since Lee Anne testified to Congress in March about the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Dec 01 10:17

Fatal flaws in ten pacemakers make for Denial of Life attacks

A global research team has hacked 10 different types of implantable medical devices and pacemakers finding exploits that could allow wireless remote attackers to kill victims.

Dec 01 10:15

GOP PREPARING HYPER-SWIFT ACTION ON DISMANTLING OBAMACARE TO KICK OFF THE TRUMP ERA

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS ARE CONSIDERING A LIGHTNING-STRIKE ROLLBACK OF OBAMACARE EARLY NEXT YEAR TO KICK OFF THE DONALD TRUMP ERA, BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO AGREE ON A PLAN LIMITED ENOUGH TO HOLD THEIR CAUCUS TOGETHER.

Dec 01 10:14

Lenovo: if you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

Lenovo server customers should disable Windows Update and apply a UEFI update to avoid Microsoft’s November security freezing their systems.

The world’s third largest server-maker advised the step after revealing that 19 configurations of its x M5 and M6 rack, as well as its x6 systems are susceptible.

Lenovo’s machines are crashing upon installation of Microsoft's Security Update MS16-140 for Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012.

Dec 01 10:13

VETERANS STAND FOR STANDING ROCK

As many as 2,000 veterans planned to gather next week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to serve as “human shields” for protesters who have for months clashed with the police over the construction of an oil pipeline, organizers said.

Dec 01 10:12

MUCH ADO ABOUT WHO’S A JEW

Most Jews do not want rabbis to determine who is Jewish, and the Israeli government may need to consider changes to the Law of Return, a new study has found.

The report issued this week by the Jewish People Policy Institute recommends strengthening the sense of “Jewish peoplehood” among mixed families, partial Jews and non-Jews affiliated with Judaism.

Dec 01 10:10

Stein won't appeal machine recount; GOP files complaint

Green Party candidate Jill Stein will not appeal a judge's rejection of her lawsuit to force a hand recount of nearly 3 million presidential ballots in Wisconsin, clearing the way for machines to be used in the statewide effort beginning Thursday.

Also Wednesday, Stein filed another recount petition in Michigan and the Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a federal elections complaint against both Stein and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The complaint alleges that Stein — who received only a small share of the vote — is improperly fundraising to pay for a recount that primarily benefits Clinton, the second-place finisher behind GOP President-elect Donald Trump.

The fundraising amounts to improper coordination between the two campaigns, the complaint to the Federal Elections Commission alleges.

Dec 01 10:06

Tony Blair: I've shut down my businesses to fight Brexit and Donald Trump

TONY BLAIR has revealed his plans to set up a new organisation to tackle the “political earthquakes” of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

The former prime minister, who has called for a second EU referendum, announced he is to create a new “platform” to promote the political “centre ground”.

Dec 01 10:02

Do You Really Think a Group “Asthma Attack” Caused 8500 People to Drop Like Flies in Australia?

This is one of the weirdest stories I’ve heard in a long time. So very weird that I have to call BS (baloney sandwiches) on the whole darned thing.

Last week, 8500 people were sent to the hospital in Melbourne, Australia during a period of five hours due to a freak storm that caused what authorities are referring to as “thunderstorm asthma.” An ambulance was dispatched every 4.5 seconds during the peak of the storm, and eight people died.

Is it just me or does this sound like a biological or chemical attack?

Dec 01 10:02

Man gets 70-year sentence for robberies, calls judge ‘cowardly b*tch,’ gets more time

It was a heated day in a Tippecanoe County courtroom Tuesday, earning a convicted robber even more time behind bars.
Steven Burns, 25, was sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Earlier this month, a jury found him guilty of several charges, including burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, robbery resulting in bodily injury, and criminal confinement.

Dec 01 10:02

Drug-testing of welfare clients fails to yield any positive drug tests

A year-long pilot project to test welfare recipients for substance abuse yielded only one recipient identified for testing -- and that recipient had his or her case closed for other reasons before action was taken, according to a new report by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dec 01 09:58

Pennsylvania Judge rules to finally put an end to Jill Stein’s election recount drive

A judge in Montgomery County Pennsylvania decided that it is time for Jill Stein to end her recount effort, and fade away into obscurity with her reputation now fully tarnished and corrupted by Hillary Clinton.

After hearing arguments from attorneys representing Jill Stein’s campaign and the Montgomery County Board of Elections, Judge Bernard A. Moore dismissed the petitions of voters in 78 precincts to recount votes or forensically analyze voting machines due a lack of evidence and improperly filed petitions.

The Times Herald of Montgomery County reports on what should be the end of Jill Stein’s useless and reckless recount push…

Dec 01 09:51

Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences

Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming — and it’s your fault.

Strategists and party officials say their warnings about the party’s lackluster outreach to rural voters went unheeded by Democratic leaders for years, culminating in this month’s shock defeat to Donald Trump. A presidential candidate who actually performed poorly in many cities and suburbs nonetheless scored an upset victory because of a surge in support from small towns and rural areas.

To these old Democratic political hands — many of whom hail from well outside the cities where most party professionals live — the outcome would have been preventable if the party had developed and sustained an effort to win over these voters. Instead, they say a Democratic Party that focused on only the urban and suburban vote either ignored rural America entirely or badly mishandled the outreach it did undertake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Americans in many rural areas, who have watched their jobs getting offshored and outsourced, where they live is not "flyover country", as many glib Democratic politicians like to describe it; it is their home, and right now, home is very broken because of economic policies which have crippled and nearly destroyed many rural states.

Democratic politicians chose to ignore this reality, and that is one of the many reasons, they lost this presidential election.

Dec 01 09:42

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump ‘Has Endangered’ U.S. Jobs With Carrier Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier Corp. to keep roughly 1,000 jobs at its Indiana plant instead of sending them to Mexico as planned.

The former Democratic presidential candidate ripped the apparent terms of the deal in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

“Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States,” Sanders wrote. “Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Senator Sanders; sir, you really need to get out more.

Because if you did, you would understand that many Americans, who do not make anywhere near the money you make as Senator, are not threatened with the concept of "business friendly" tax deals which keep their jobs right here in the USA.

The offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, which used to be the bedrock of America's middle class, has had an absolutely devastating effect on this country. Homeless camps abound, and are expanding exponentially.

So congratulations on one of your President's "great legacies" to this country:

images of homelessness in America, 2016

Dec 01 09:41

Trump Ponders Petraeus For Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Dec 01 09:39

Investigators: Gatlinburg Wildfires Were ‘Human Caused’ - Muslim Terrorism Said "Possible"

I am not shocked to find that investigators of the Gatlinburg fires believe they were arson or cause by humans.

Dec 01 09:31

Kissinger And Brzezinski To Be Honoured By Nobel Institute And Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo. More here.

Dec 01 09:29

SHOCK: Amnesty International Blasts Kellogg’s for Using Child Labor-Produced Ingredients

The new report, “The Great Palm Oil Scandal,” released Wednesday, “investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade.”

Wilmar provides palm oil to Kellogg’s and other producers of consumer goods.

The report states:

Amnesty International found serious human rights abuses on the plantations of Wilmar and its suppliers. These included forced labour and child labour, gender discrimination, as well as exploitative and dangerous working practices that put the health of workers at risk.

To document the use of child labor, Amnesty International interviewed workers, including several children. It concludes:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This isn't the only "image problem' Kellogg is facing right now.

Current scientific reports indicate that its foods are laced with glyphosate, a known carcinogen:

There is a good reason that Kellogg’s spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000).

A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg’s cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins – glyphosate being patented as an ‘antibiotic’ by Monsanto in 2011.

Kellogg’s has been making cereal since 1898, but I seriously doubt its founders ever thought it would be poisoning the world at breakfast every morning.

Dec 01 09:27

Obama says marijuana should be treated like ‘cigarettes or alcohol’

In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.”

Dec 01 09:27

U.S. to Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt in Coming Years

The federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in coming years, according to a report that for the first time projects the full cost of plans that tie borrowers’ payments to their earnings.

Dec 01 09:23

CONFIRMED: Russia negotiates with Turkey for surrender of Jihadis in east Aleppo

Financial Times provides confirmation that as claimed by The Duran in early November Turkey is brokering talks between Russia and the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo for them to surrender the eastern districts of the city.

Dec 01 09:20

Thousands Of Veterans To Form ‘Human Shield’ For Dakota Protestors

Thousands of veterans are planning to form a human shield around the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protect protestors from police brutality.

Up to 2,000 veterans are expected in North Dakota amid violent clashes between protestors and militarised cops over the construction of an oil pipeline.

The nonviolent intervention by the veterans aims to protect the brave protestors from “assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force”.

Nationalpost.com reports:

The veterans’ plan coincides with an announcement Tuesday by law enforcement officials that they may impose fines to block supplies from entering the main protest camp after a mandatory evacuation order from the governor. Officials had warned earlier of a physical blockade, but they later backed away from that, Reuters said. Protesters have vowed to stay put.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all protestors in this situation: please be careful out there, and stay non-violent. Make sure that all actions, by you, and by the police, are consistently documented on camera, using several cameras,if at all possible.

There is absolutely no telling to what depths of butchery these militarized police have been ordered to sink, courtesy of their corporate masters.

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