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October 22, 2017

Oct 22 09:50

Armed Forces Spokesman Rules Out Talks with Europe over Iran's Missile Issues

Deputy Chief of Staff and Spokesman of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri warned European states to avoid meddling with his country's missile program and presence in the region.

Oct 22 09:45

'I'm done': Priscilla Presley, 72, becomes the latest celebrity to quit Scientology, 40 years after joining religious sect when Elvis died

Priscilla Presley is the latest celebrity to leave the dubious Church of Scientology

The 72-year-old is believed to have joined after the death of her husband Elvis

Her daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 49, was also in the Church but quit in 2014

Scientology has been called an 'evil cult', attracting celebrities like Tom Cruise

Oct 22 09:41

Forget ISIS, "Government Corruption" Tops Americans' Biggest Fears

As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, like last year, corruption of government officials came top in 2017, with 74.5 percent of U.S. adults saying it makes them "afraid" or "very afraid".

Oct 22 09:41

SPANISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SEIZE POWER IN CATALONIA, REMOVE ELECTED GOVERNMENT

Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid.

The Catalan independence movement gained strength as Rajoy's government took a series of escalating, authoritarian steps to prevent an independence referendum, culminating in an orgy of violence against people going to the ballot box that left people around the world agog and revolted, and bolstered the case for Catalan independence further.

Rajoy justifies his seizure of power by invoking the never-deployed Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, a broadly worded and untested clause that gives the central government the power to intervene in the semi-autonomous regions when a regional government "fails to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way seriously prejudicing the general interests of Spain."



Taboola
Oct 22 09:40

John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

Oct 22 09:38

FBN’s Dobbs: Uranium One ‘May Well Turn Out To Be the Biggest Scandal in American Political History’

Dobbs said, “There is no clear statement as to why we would give up, for any reason, any price, 20% of our uranium in this country. And that is a question that is left open still unanswered. and secondly, have you ever heard of anyone putting $145 million, at one moment, into the hands of the Clinton foundation? And the answer is, of course not. These questions, most basic and fundamental, were armed by the very committee made up of the very agencies, departments, and individuals responsible for national security. this, this is the biggest Obama scandal. I think it may well turn out to be the biggest scandal in American political history.”

Oct 22 09:37

Gay Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham fired amid teen sex assault allegations

Amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations, and after losing two high-profile clients because of the charges, Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham has been fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

“Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” APA spokesperson Manfred Westphal told The Wrap.

Grasham was placed on a “leave of absence” earlier Friday, and at the time, APA said it planned to privately investigate the sexual harassment allegations of two men, Blaise Godbe Lipman and Lucas Ozarowski.

Oct 22 09:31

Hollywood Ending: Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters Earlier Than Usual

It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” and the studios can’t afford to waste any more money hoping things will turn around. They’re pulling flops from theaters earlier than usual.
This weekend, for example, Warner Bros. is putting out a white flag on “Blade Runner” after three tough weeks. They’ve cut the number of theaters showing Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful film by 855. So far, “Blade Runner” has made just $66 million. Audiences have not clamored to it. And now, week by week, Warners will quietly take it away.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Oct 22 09:30

California seeks to combat unusual hepatitis outbreak - 18 dead, 600 infected and growing

Thank you so much you ultra liberal idiots. You are responsible for the invasion of illegals and the increase in homeless on US streets. Any politician that goes along with those policies are also complicit for the downfall of this nation.

Oct 22 09:30

‘Patient Zero’ in San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak is Homeless Man From El Cajon Area

As San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak has continued to grow, so has a fascination about the identity and importance of “patient zero,” the first person believed to be infected in a surge of illness that has now killed 19 people.

At first unwilling to say much about this mysterious person, San Diego County health officials disclosed twice during public meetings in late September that the apparent first patient — what epidemiologists often call an outbreak’s “index case” — was a homeless man who tested positive for hepatitis infection in East County.

Dr. Eric McDonald, chief of the county’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch, reiterated in an email this week that this man was treated in a La Mesa hospital and “when interviewed said that the exposure period was mainly in El Cajon.”

Oct 22 09:28

JUST IN! Bill Clinton Caught Red Handed, no escape

Oct 22 09:26

ISRAEL ASKS FOR AIR CORRIDOR TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO IRAQI KURDISTAN IN ITS STANDOFF AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – REPORTS

On October 21, Maxim A. Suchkov? a journalist in the US-based Al-Monitor news website said on Twitter that according to “Moscow rumors”, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Russia’s President Vladimir Putin that Israel is considering using the Syrian airpsace as a corridor to send planes to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Thus, Israel is allegedly going to provide aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government against the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

While it’s very unlikely that Tel Aviv is ready to provide some kind of military assistance to the KRG, there are no doubts that the Israeli leadership is considering options to provide “humanitarian assistance” to the KRG.



Oct 22 09:25

Second Amendment Rights Take Heat After Charlottesville

After White Nationalists and their counterparts caused violence to erupt in Charlottesville, Virginia back in August, Americans witnessed a very odd occurrence. Suddenly, Virginia bureaucrats sought to impinge on our constitutional right to bear arms.

First, Va governor Terry McAuliffe very publicly and very falsely alleged that “eighty percent of the people here had semiautomatic weapons,” and even went so far as to say that the white supremacists in attendance “had better equipment than our state police.”

As if all of that wasn't exaggeration enough, Governor McAuliffe claimed that these supremacists had weapons “stashed around the city.”

Not only was his allegation of citywide conspiracy the stuff of comic books but his entire speech missed the mark completely in terms of bedrock reality. As a matter of cold, hard fact, the white supremacists in the Charlottesville incident utilized nearly every form of weapon imaginable...save for guns.

Oct 22 09:23

Donald Trump Urges ‘Fake News’ to Keep Talking About ‘Wacky’ Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump continued to fuel the fight between his administration and Rep. Frederica Wilson, urging the news media to keep reporting on the controversy.

“I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!” Trump wrote on Twitter:

Oct 22 09:18

"It's A Coup": Catalan President Slams "Worst Attack" By Spain "Since Franco Dictatorship"

The defiant Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addressed Catalans, Spaniards, and the rest of Europe on TV saying that the Spanish states' imposition of Article 155 means "liquidation of our self-government and cancellation of the democratic will of Catalans". In other words, he made it quite clear that the region's leaders would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing.

Puigdemont said Rajoy had set out to "humiliate" Catalonia in an "attack on democracy" and said removing powers from Catalonia was the "worst attack against the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco".

Oct 22 09:17

O'Reilly Slammed : ‘Nobody Pays $32M For False Allegations – Nobody’

Nobody pays $32m for false allegations - nobody https://t.co/qB3njcHHuy

— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) October 21, 2017

The former Fox News host effectively destroys Bill O'Reilly's claims of innocence, garnering 70k 'likes' so far on Twitter.>>>

(*A little redundancy from the other side !)



Oct 22 09:15

Hillary Clinton - Let it Go (Frozen Parody)

Oct 22 09:14

The #Resistance found its new power couple!

Former President George W. Bush discovered this week that all he had to do to make the media finally like him was take a rhetorical swing at Donald Trump.

And it didn’t hurt that he teamed up with Barack Obama to do it. The result was a media swoon. The New York Times crooned: “Without Saying ‘Trump,’ Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes.”

Oct 22 09:12

74yr old man walks miles to find wife a kidney

Some may say they'd walk to the ends of the earth for the one they love most. And for Wayne Winters, a 74-year-old from Utah, it seems he'll do just that.

Oct 22 09:12

Tom Hanks: 'If you're concerned about what's going on today, read history'

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks on Saturday night urged the importance of understanding and learning from history, especially for those troubled by the current state of affairs.



Owl 1
Oct 22 09:11

Palestinian Arrested By Israeli Police After Facebook Software Mistranslates His Post

By Joe Wright

In a chilling example of how social media has been latched onto by the surveillance state, AFP has reported that a Palestinian man was arrested by Israeli police in the West Bank after posting the message “good morning” in Arabic while standing in front of a bulldozer. Somehow, the Facebook algorithm translated this to mean “attack them” and “hurt them” in Hebrew and English respectively...

Oct 22 09:11

Medicaid Is A Scam

People getting MassHealth assume they are getting health insurance. In fact, if they are over 55, they are only getting a loan for health coverage which they must pay back from their estate (their home, their savings, their personal property) after they die. The process by which the state recovers the cost of your health care coverage is is called “estate recovery.” The low income people whom MassHealth is supposed to serve may thus be unable to leave the one thing they might have — their family home — to their children.

Oct 22 09:09

France requests more US troops to fight ISIS in West Africa

The US must step up support for French troops fighting Islamic State in West Africa, the French defense minister said during a visit to Washington, even as US officials sparred over the ambush in Niger that left four US service members dead.

“Much more needs to be done,” Defense Minister Florence Parly said after a meeting Friday with her US counterpart James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, according to Reuters. “We can’t be and don’t want to be, the praetorian (guards) of sovereign African countries. They must be made able to defeat terror on their own.”

Without US support, Parly said, the mission is likely to fail.



Oct 22 09:08

Manatee Sheriff: Opioid overdoses, deaths declining

Dealers lace heroin with synthetic opioids fentanyl and carfentanil knowing they are causing overdoses and deaths, Wells said. “Drug addicts have no idea what they’re taking.”

His agency’s emphasis has not been on arresting addicts but on getting the dealers behind bars, Wells said. This year his investigators have confiscated thousands of grams of synthetic opioids with a street value of almost $400,000.

Until recently, synthetic opioid possession did not carry the same penalties as heroin possession. Dealers would be back on the street after posting $1,500 bail.

A state law that took effect Oct. 1 now imposes the same penalties for fentanyl and carfentanil possession as that for heroin. Offenders can receive prison sentences ranging from three to 25 years.

Oct 22 09:07

All Hillary wanted for Christmas was the White House You can't always get what you want

Oct 22 09:05

Israel attacks on Golan sign of collusion with terrorists, Syria tells UN

Syria has criticized the UN Security Council for its inaction towards Israel’s fresh acts of aggression against its territory in the Golan Heights, denouncing the attacks as an example of Tel Aviv’s collaboration with terrorist groups.

In two letters sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the president of the UN Security Council on Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned Israel’s recent attacks as Tel Aviv’s “desperate attempt” to support terrorist groups in the area.

The letters warned about the serious repercussions of Israel’s repeated acts of aggression which they said constituted a flagrant violation of the principles of the UN Charter and the rule of international law, and expressed shock over the Security Council’s failure to condemn such Israeli attacks.

Oct 22 09:04

Kuwaiti Emir praises parliament speaker who expelled Israeli representative

The Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah praised the Speaker of the Kuwaiti parliament, Marzouq al-Ghanim, who expelled a representative of the Israeli parliament from a recent meeting of the Inter-Parliament Union (IPU) held in Russia.

Al-Sabah sent a letter to Al-Ghanim stressing that his stance represents the official Kuwaiti position towards the Palestinians and their cause.

“We followed with much interest and appreciation your firm response to the representative of the Israeli Knesset at the final session of the IPU’s assembly in Saint Petersburg in Russia,” the Emir said.

That was in response to a comment made by a female Tunisian MP who accused the Israeli occupation of arresting and torturing Palestinian MPs and preventing them from attending this assembly.

Oct 22 09:04

French defence minister in Washington amid Niger ambush storm

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis thanked French Defence Minister Florence Parly for France's help after four US soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger, sparking controversy over American operations in the west African country. The Iran nuclear deal and Chad, which is affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban, were among other questions raised by Parly during her visit.

"Thank you for your support and for your letter of condolences for our fallen following this attack," Mattis told Parly when they met on Friday.

French helicopters, backed up by warplanes, arrived to evacuate the US victims within 30 minutes of the ambush by about 50 attackers, thought to be jihadists, near the Mali border.

Oct 22 09:03

Frail face of Syria's agony: Starving baby who weighs just 4lbs wails in pain as he clings to life (8 Pics)



Lockerdome
Oct 22 09:03

FLASHBACK 2014 - Niger fails to reach uranium mining deal with French nuclear firm Areva

Another deadline has passed without agreement in Niger in the government's ongoing negotiations with the French nuclear company Areva on the renewal of the company's license to operate in the country.

After months of discussions, the mining minister, Omar Tchiana, said last week that Friday would be the final deadline for the two sides to strike a deal. Now it has been agreed that talks will continue without a fixed deadline.

The negotiations are deadlocked on the issue of the royalties Areva pays Niger for the rights to two large uranium mines, Somair and Cominak in the arid north of the country. The terms of the original deal struck in the early 1970s have never been made public, but government sources say the company pays about 5.5% of its revenues in royalties. Niger wants the terms of a new mining code passed in 2006 to be implemented, which would force Areva to pay between 12% and 15% in royalties, and end a number of tax breaks on materials and equipment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That may explain why the US is in Niger. It's a replay of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan wanted a high price for the oil and gas pipeline right of way. The oil companies decided it was cheaper to regime change Afghanistan!

Oct 22 09:00

Finest hour for actor who was Churchill's radio voice

The record makes it clear for the first time that Norman Shelley's voice was used to broadcast some of the most important words in modern British history - including 'We shall fight them on the beaches'. It is marked 'BBC, Churchill: Speech. Artist Norman Shelley' and stamped 'September 7, 1942'.
Note: Churchill was a drunk, too drunk to give his nightly speech.

Oct 22 08:58

The Iran Dilemma

The Iran Dilemma – The Tyrant Has Spoken

The tyrant, of course, is Donald Trump. He launched tirade after tirade, and keeps launching them, insult after insult, lies after lies after miserable lies at the Government of Iran – about Iran not fulfilling the conditions of the Nuclear Deal. The typical mass indoctrination of the western world through the presstitute mainstream media. Goebbels might smile in his grave, how well the neolibs or neo-Nazis have learned from the Nazis of his time – and perfected this science of deceit in the last 50 years. Fortunately, the counter culture, the truth seekers have also become more sophisticated. More people are waking up to the truth every day.

This Nuclear Deal was an agreement reached after 9 years of meticulous, often perilous and at times for Iran demeaning and offending negotiations. But Iran endured, because Iran’s negotiators, notably the Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, knew what they were talking about, namely that Iran had never any plans to develop nuclear weapons, but using the enrichment process for the production of nuclear power. This was, by the way, confirmed by all 16 US security agencies. To no avail.>>>

Oct 22 08:49

Former Hawaii police chief, wife indicted in corruption probe

What started as a curious case about a stolen mailbox has led to arrests of current and former officers accused of falsifying documents and altering evidence

Oct 22 08:48

Corey Feldman 'charged with possession of marijuana'... days after revealing plan to bring abusers to justice

Corey Feldman has reportedly been charged with possession of marijuana, days after he announced his plans to bring down the paedophile ring he says abused him as a child.

The 46-year-old actor was charged with one count of possession of marijuana and a traffic charge after being arrested by officers from the Mangham Police Department Louisiana on Saturday, reports the News-Star.

Police Chief Perry Fleming told the website that Corey was released after being charged and will have to pay a fine.

Oct 22 08:46

IN TOONS ~~ LOGO CONTEST TO ‘CELEBRATE’ 70 YEARS OF THE IDF



Oct 22 08:43

The Real Danger of Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal

President Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and dangerous. By all accounts—including that of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), America’s European allies, the U.S. intelligence community and Trump’s national security team—Iran has complied with the restrictive terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and significantly rolled back its nuclear program, while subjecting itself to the most intrusive inspections regime in the world.
Undermining a successful nonproliferation agreement in this way isolates America, sows doubt about its credibility and trustworthiness, signals to other rogue regimes, like North Korea, the imperative of a nuclear deterrent, and worst of all, needlessly puts the United States and Iran back on the road to confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the hubristic rantings of one of Trump's "President Whisperers", Israel's Bibi Nentanyahu, have driven President Trump over the edge of reason, and into a closed mindset that only a successful, regime-changing war against Iran will stop it from developing nuclear weapons past the point of no return.

There are three major factors absent President Trump's calculus on this; first, that Russia will, most certainly, come to Iran's aid if militarily attacked.

Secondly, the people of this country have become war weary and war sceptical about yet another potential military misadventure in the Middle East or other places, when the wars in Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; Libya; and Niger, continue to go horribly badly for this country.

And third, and perhaps most importantly, although President Trump has been getting much cheerleading for a potential attack against Iran by Israel and Saudi Arabia, the horrific costs of such an invasion will be borne only in American blood and American money.

As a businessman, President Trump needs, right now, to be thinking cost/benefit ratio for such a war; if he does not, the potential harm to this country, from such an attempted invasion and occupation if the US doesn't win it, will be extraordinary bad.

Oct 22 08:40

Massachusetts police officer charged with drunken driving was already on leave for forgetting handgun in restaurant bathroom

A Massachusetts police officer who has been on paid administrative leave for forgetting his handgun in a restaurant bathroom is now being charged with drunken driving, officials said.

Oct 22 08:40

New Zealand's new prime minister called capitalism a "blatant failure", before citing levels of homelessness and low wages as evidence that "the market has failed" her country's poor.

New Zealand's new prime minister called capitalism a "blatant failure", before citing levels of homelessness and low wages as evidence that "the market has failed" her country's poor.


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Owl 2
Oct 22 08:22

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Goes to Militaristic, Hawkish Think Tank, Gives Militaristic, Hawkish Speech Glenn Greenwald

Quoting Sane Progressive on Twitter: "Iran deal was always theatre. Hillary Clinton went to Brookings stating deal would make it EASIER to start war."

Oct 22 08:22

FORGET ISIS, "GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION" TOPS AMERICANS' BIGGEST FEARS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With government corruption being American's number 1 fear, it appears that our brother and sister Americans are waking up to a very real, concrete problem for this country.

At this moment in time, after having posted so long to WRH, I fully expect governmental officials to consistently lie to me, and rake off as much profits as they can possibly can by gaming the system in their direction.



Oct 22 08:19

Seasoned FOX NEWS Anchor Wants to Shut Down the Cries of “Fake News!”

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(*Chris) Wallace wants to see the success of Fox News, but in an interview with the Associated Press, he expressed a bit of discomfort with hearing the talking points of his colleagues.

"It bothers me,” Wallace said in an interview. “If they want to say they like Trump, or that they’re upset with the Democrats, that’s fine. That’s opinion. That’s what they do for a living.

“I don’t like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they’re bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don’t think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don’t know what’s in their head. I just think it’s bad form.”

It is bad form, especially when they work for a news channel that has, likewise, been accused of being “fake news.”

Oct 22 08:16

"IT COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX": ITALY'S 2 RICHEST REGIONS ARE VOTING IN HISTORIC AUTONOMY REFERENDUMS

Voters in Italy's two wealthiest northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are voting on Sunday in referendums for greater autonomy from Rome, in which a positive outcome could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is cracking down to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

Lombardy, which includes Milan, and Veneto, which houses the tourist powerhouse Venice, are home to around a quarter of Italy's population and account for 30% of Italy's economy, the Eurozone's third largest. Unlike Catalonia, the consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could over time lead to powers being devolved from Rome. Also unlike Catalonia, which held an independence referendum on Oct. 1 despite it being ruled unconstitutional, the Italian referendums are within the law. Like Catalonia, however, Lombardy and Veneto complain they pay far more in taxes than they receive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a sense that the referendum will be overwhelmingly positive, and be a step toward more autonomy from Rome.



Owl 3
Oct 22 08:16

Trump’s Fed Chair Problem (How Do We Awaken Dorothy From Her Monetary Oz?)

Yellen would be closer to dovish Evans while Taylor would be closer to Rubebusch.

President Trump has a problem. And it is who to select as The Federal Reserve Chair by November 3rd. Of course, he can always keep mega-dove Janet Yellen. Or he choose someone new like National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Fed Board Governor Jerome Powell, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh or Stanford University economist John Taylor.

Oct 22 08:13

Macbeth Does the Stations of the Cross

Shakespeare’s deepest message was one of hope.

Considered the darkest of all of Shakespeare’s plays, it is nonetheless replete with some of the most magnificent poetry and psychological insight penned by our Bard. It is a study in the genesis and evolution of evil: vaulting ambition and the slippery slope that leads to further acts of murder until its violent end, this play that begins and ends and is soaked throughout in blood.

Oct 22 08:10

Hillary Clinton Continues to Trash President Trump Overseas, Says His Inaugural Speech: “Some Weird Sh*t” (VIDEO)

HILLARY UNLEASHED:

Cracks joke about H.W. Bush’s health, Trump speech

Oct 22 08:08

Michelle Obama Is Freaking Out After Damning VIDEO Surfaces!!!



Carambola
Oct 22 07:56

How North Korea Could Start the Unthinkable: War Between America and China

Nuclear-armed adversaries, fighting in densely populated urban terrain, could cause humanitarian disaster on a scale that the world has never seen. But the scenario might grow even worse. The last time that the United States fought North Korea, the People’s Republic of China intervened with destructive effect.

Oct 22 07:56

Did Satan Create Catholicism? Trump-Supporting Pastor Robert Jeffress Thinks So

An evangelical pastor and President Donald Trump supporter says Catholicism is a “cult-like pagan religion” and the success of the religion is due to “the genius of Satan.”

Oct 22 07:23

Jewish cocaine kingpin who ran £34million East End drugs empire is ordered to pay back £4,500 damages

he won because he wasn't given kosher food in jail

Oct 22 07:18

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with Israel

The technology that binds all of these other systems together is the Israeli soldier. Since 1948 (and even before) Israel has committed the best of its human capital to the armed forces. The creation of fantastic soldiers, sailors, and airmen doesn’t happen by accident, and doesn’t result simply from the enthusiasm and competence of the recruits.

Oct 22 07:17

Study says body cameras don't always change police behavior

In theory, body cameras are supposed to not only catch police abuses of power, but deter them: officers will be on their best behavior knowing that they could be hauled in. As Washington, DC researchers have learned, though, that isn't guaranteed. They've published a study showing that body cameras didn't significantly affect officers' use of force or the number of civilian complaints in either direction.

Oct 22 06:39

No, Niger Isn’t ‘Trump’s Benghazi

this month something happened in Niger that’s happened countless times before in our 16-year war against jihadists: An allied patrol was lured into an ambush, and American soldiers died. Based on the early reports (the Washington Post has perhaps the most thorough summary), it was a particularly vicious firefight, and American troops were unusually vulnerable. They weren’t in armored vehicles, they didn’t have readily available air cover, and they even had to rely on contractors to evacuate the wounded. Tragically, one soldier was killed after getting separated from his unit during the fight, and it took two days to recover his body.

Make no mistake, there is much to investigate in this incident, and investigations are already underway. The mission itself was uncontroversial. Barack Obama first sent American troops to Niger to assist French military operations in Mali>>>

Oct 22 06:25

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Transfer Key Gas Field To Russians After Secret Talks

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The gas field, which had the largest capacity of any in Syria prior to the conflict, is capable of producing 450 million cubic feet (13 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day. It is named for the American company which first discovered gas reserves and built a processing plant at the location, however, ConocoPhillips turned the facility over to the state-run Syrian Gas Company in 2005 and has no current association with it.

Beirut-based al-Masdar News broke the story based on Syrian military sources:

Nonetheless the unexpected transfer of the Conoco Gas Field by the SDF to the Syrian government does now raise questions as to whether or not the hitherto competition the Syrian Arab Army and Kurdish-led militias to seize control of the much larger Al-Omar Oil Field from ISIS further south is still on .>>>

Oct 22 06:17

Myths About Britain's 'Finest Hour'

There's a myth now about the British hanging together in those dark days [of 1939-1941]. "London can take it," Ed Murrow told America in his CBS broadcasts. Actually, morale was appalling. Most people correctly had little confidence in the competence of their government and thought Germany was going to win. In the Channel Islands, which the Nazis did take over, the people greeted them hospitably and turned in Jews with zest. The British Ministry of Information employed 10,000 people to read people's mail surreptitiously, intercepting about 200,000 letters a week, and discovered that people were deeply pessimistic and thought Churchill was "played out."

Oct 22 02:48

Report: Trump Administration Doesn’t Have an Opioid Strategy

(*This is how the corporate media Leeds Us Down The Path .
If we already know The Trump Administration , according to Trump , is
(A)-Staying in Afghanistan indefinitely
(B)-Not to do Nation Building
Then we know this header is BEX! , and we should be able to deduct , for ourselves;
(C)-The Trump Administration most certainly does have an opioid plan)

Oct 22 02:28

(*Bill) O’Reilly Settled Additional $32 Million Harassment Case

Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a previously undisclosed allegation of sexual harassment, just weeks before he agreed to a new contract with Fox News that would pay him $25 million a year. According to the Times, the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, was aware of the allegations and settlement, but the company says it was not aware the settlement amount.

October 21, 2017

Oct 21 19:19

Ben Garrison - 'Bush Speaks Hillary'

Oct 21 14:22

Photographer with ‘suspicious black case’ and ‘earbuds’ was filming from the rooftop of Mandalay Bay during the Route 91 massacre

Los Angeles-based photographer Jody Kechego says he was filming a timelapse on the roof of the Mandalay Bay while listening to a radio program through his earbuds when hotel security ascended to the rooftop and alerted him that shots were being fired.

Oct 21 14:11

Texas goes GAFI, hurricane relief stipulates swearing loyalty to Israel

GAFI = Grabs ankles for Israel

Oct 21 11:28

Bannon Delivers Blistering Attack On George W. Bush

Here's the clip from last night's speech to the California GOP convention.

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Oct 21 11:11

Another Nail In The Coffin | Special Counsel Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann Was Part Of Uranium One Deal

So Comey hid the Uranium One details from Congress and Robert Mueller's top prosecutor Andrew Weissmann was part of the deal. The corruption runs deep.

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Oct 21 10:49

The US Government Underestimated Solar Energy Installation In The US By 4,813%

The only thing certain in this life are death, taxes and the US department of energy’s massive underestimate of renewable energy capacity.

Oct 21 10:49

Texas Inmates Donate More Than $50,000 To Harvey Victims

Inmates in Texas are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice wrote in a Facebook post that thousands of incarcerated offenders in various prisons used some of their commissary money to donate to the American Red Cross.

Oct 21 10:41

Sane Progressive Shows How Las Vegas Shooting Was Staged Right Before Our Eyes

Very credible analysis explaining the fake Las Vegas shooting, using crisis actors. The only victims were the patsy Paddock and a few truth tellers.

Oct 21 10:41

Haley: Iran Has Repeatedly ‘Thumbed Its Nose’ at UN Resolutions, It ‘Must Stop’

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley scolded Iran on Wednesday and urged the UN Security Council to adopt the Trump administration's approach to Iran by addressing the nation's "destructive conduct."

"The security council has repeatedly passed resolutions aimed at addressing Iranian support for terrorism and regional conflicts, but Iran has repeatedly thumbed its nose at those efforts," Haley said. "Worse, the regime continues to play this council. Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance with the nuclear deal while it brazenly violates the other limits on its behavior."

Haley went on to say that the UN Security Council has allowed Iran to get away with violations, and that it "must stop."

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Gee, for a moment there I thought she was talking about Israel!

Oct 21 10:38

Sarah Sanders Hits Frederica Wilson Where It Hurts - In The Hat

LOL - Go Sarah go...

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Oct 21 10:26

Korean Banks Sue Southern California Computer Parts Retailer Newegg, Alleging 'Ponzi Scheme'

Four South Korean banks filed a lawsuit against Newegg, Inc. on Friday alleging that the City of Industry company, which operates the computer parts and accessories retailer Newegg.com, conspired with a South Korean hardware manufacturer to defraud the banks of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Oct 21 10:26

Austrian Burqa Ban: Police Raid Toy Store Over A Lego Ninja

Austrian police raided a Lego store in the capital Vienna on Friday, in the latest bizarre case surrounding enforcement of new anti-burqa laws.
Police rushed to the toy store after receiving a complaint that a red Lego Ninja was violating a ban on wearing face coverings, leading to a "heated" argument, Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported.

Oct 21 10:13

Obama ambassador's testimony on intelligence unmasking raises new questions

Congressional testimony by President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, about the “unmasking” of U.S. citizens’ names she requested in hundreds of foreign intelligence intercepts by the National Security Agency, has raised new questions about how the sensitive information was ordered up, and subsequently handled.

Power spoke to the House Intelligence Committee on Oct. 13 behind closed doors, and what she said is still cloaked in secrecy. But on Oct. 17, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, who also sits on the Intelligence Committee, told Fox News: “Her testimony is they [the unmasking requests] may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.” Gowdy said little else about the session.

Oct 21 10:13

"The Police Just F**ked My Life" - Alabamians Outraged As Civil Asset Forfeitures Soar

The morning of June 29, 2010, began much like any other day for Frank Ranelli, the owner of FAR Computers in Ensley, Alabama. Ranelli, who had owned his computer repair business just outside of Birmingham for more than two decades, was doing some paperwork in his windowless office when he heard loud banging on the front door. Within a matter of moments Ranelli was placed under arrest and all of the computer equipment in his store, much of which belonged to customers, had been confiscated by Alabama police never to be returned. Per AL.com:

Within moments, a Homewood police sergeant had declared a room full of customers' computers, merchandise and other items "stolen goods," Ranelli recalled. He ordered his officers to "arrest them all," according to Ranelli, who was cuffed and taken to the Homewood jail along with two of his shop employees.

Oct 21 10:11

What Do Hillary, Uranium One, And An FBI Bust Of A Deep Cover Russian Spy Network Have In Common?

In 2010, shortly after Hillary Clinton assumed her position as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring that had been operating in the U.S. for decades. The operation, code named "Ghost Stories," was a huge bust for the FBI that handed the U.S. intelligence community 10 highly trained, deep-cover, Russian spies presumably with immensely valuable insights into Russia's covert operations in the homeland. All of which is why its so confounding that Hillary, as Secretary of State, "worked so feverishly" to retun them all to Moscow posthaste rather than exploit their intelligence value to the fullest extent possible.

As the Daily Caller points out today, the FBI's bust couldn't have come at a worse time for the Clintons as it came literally the day before Bill Clinton delivered a $500,000 speech in Moscow on behalf of a Russian bank with an interest in securing approval of the controversial Uranium One deal...oh the tangled webs...

Oct 21 10:11

Emails Reveal Bill Clinton Met With Vladimir Putin Just Before Uranium One Deal

If President Trump or anyone even remotely close to his presidency, including his best friend from 2nd grade that he hadn't seen in 40 years, sought to meet with key Russian nuclear officials, in Moscow, just months before the federal government approved a very controversial deal handing Vladimir Putin 20% of U.S. uranium reserves, despite an ongoing investigation into Russian fraud, bribery, extortion and money laundering, it would be the only story played on a 24 x 7 loop on CNN and MSNBC.

Ironically, that is exactly what new emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton did in June 2010, just months before the Uranium One deal was approved by a committee on which his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat. Oh, and did we mention that Bill's Clinton Foundation just happened to collect millions of dollars in bribes donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders shortly after his Moscow meetings?

Oct 21 10:10

North Korea says nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for Pyongyang

“This is a matter of life and death for us. The current situation deepens our understanding that we need nuclear weapons to repel a potential attack.” Choe Son-hui, the director-general of the North American department of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, said on Friday.

Oct 21 10:09

US House to discuss missile sanctions bill against Iran next week

In a Friday joint statement, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the number two House Republican, and Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, stressed Congress' resolve to work with US President Donald Trump’s administration to iron out a strategy against Iran.

"Immediate action towards this goal will come from the House next week as we vote on legislation that furthers sanctions on Hezbollah and Iran’s missile proliferation," they said.

The new bipartisan sanctions bill against Iran, which is expected to pass the Senate, targets entities with assets outside the US if they are found to support Iran's ballistic missile program.

Oct 21 10:08

GOP PROPOSAL TRIGGERS NUCLEAR SANCTIONS ON IRAN FOR MISSILE WORK

Reimposing sanctions on Iran would effectively withdraw the US from the nuclear deal. But doing so for behavior not addressed in the deal itself may not break the deal entirely.

Oct 21 10:07

No armor, no overhead surveillance, no quick reaction force on standby - and it took TWO DAYS to find Sgt. La David Johnson's body after ambush in Niger: First details of disaster in Africa revealed

Secretary of Defense James Mattis provided a Capitol Hill briefing about the deadly ambush in Niger that took the lives of four U.S. troops – and the emerging details describe a chaotic encounter with inadequate support.

Mattis briefed Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain, who was so upset by the lack of information that he threatened to issue a subpoena.

A congressional source briefed on the mission called it a 'massive intelligence failure,' NBC reported.

Oct 21 10:06

Loretta Lynch faces questions at last over notorious tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton while she decided Hillary's fate - but Hill hearing is behind closed doors

President Obama's Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with members of the House Intelligence Committee Friday, Fox News reported.

Lynch was on the Hill to discuss Russian meddling in the election but sources told Fox that the ex-attorney general was likely queried about her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.

That gathering cast a cloud over the executive branch's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and compelled FBI Director James Comey to hold an unprecedented presser, to say the FBI recommended that the former secretary of state not be charged.

Oct 21 10:05

Fox News Apologizes for Featuring Veteran Who Lied About Being a Navy SEAL

Earlier this month, Fox News featured a story about a highly decorated veteran: a Navy SEAL who had served in Vietnam, had earned two Purple Hearts and had hand-carved a presidential seal that he hoped to give to President Trump.

Oct 21 10:02

Here’s The Key Question On Uranium One Deal

Interesting details from Sara Carter and John Solomon.

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Oct 21 09:58

A woman who falsely claimed she was raped by a soldier after he "rejected her" has been jailed for five years.

A woman who falsely claimed she was raped by a soldier after he "rejected her" has been jailed for five years.
Rebecca Palmer, 26, from Royal Wootton Bassett, made the allegations against a soldier based in Tidworth, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Oct 21 09:58

Spanish Chef Has Served Nearly 1.5 Million Meals To Hungry Puerto Ricans, Surpassing the American Red Cross’s Efforts

José Andrés, the well-known Spanish chef, and his charity celebrated serving one million meals to those left hungry by the storm. Andrés, who is known for his upscale restaurants in Washington, DC, has been in Puerto Rico since September 25, preparing as many as 60,000 meals a day for the victims.

Oct 21 09:50

Atzmon Once Again

I learned from the Jewish Chronicle today that Berkshire Jews are “horrified” because yours truly has “challenged Holocaust denial legislation.” What caused the present outbreak of Pre Traumatic Stress? Apparently, my Sunday book launch at the Reading International Festival.

First, I am sorry to hear that my questioning of Jewish identity politics and culture have created a state of Jewish collective horror. I would be pleased if any Berkshire Jews would bravely dare to attend my talk on Sunday, they may discover that they agree with most of my observations.

But what is it in my new book Being in Time – A Post Political Manifesto that inflicts ‘horror’ on Berkshire Jews and other Jewish institutions? No one knows. The book has been well-reviewed and no one has yet found any factual mistakes or a methodological flaws in the text. Ifthey want to burn it then you certainly want to own a copy.

Oct 21 09:49

8 people, including a minor injured in Munich stabbing attack

Several people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as a knife-wielding man attacked people in the German city of Munich.
The perpetrator began assaulting pedestrians indiscriminately early on Saturday near the Rosenheimer station in east of downtown Munich.

Eight pedestrians, including a 12-year-old boy, were stabbed in five nearby locations, Hubertus Andrae, Munich police chief, said at a press-conference. Their injuries suffered were “superficial” and “non-life-threatening,” he added.

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BAN KNIVES!!!!!! :)

Oct 21 09:48

British Musician Takes On Vaccine Issues With A Musical Video

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Isn’t there something dramatically and incongruously wrong about such a deliberate refusal to stop medical child abuse perpetrated upon infants, toddlers and teens by federal, state and local health agencies with apparent greased lightning support of advertising and lobbying from Big Pharma to extol vaccines as safe and effective?

Nevertheless, one songwriter, Daz Nez, has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with his song “Word to the Wise” he co-titled to “Always Reject Vaccines” with a video version of it...

Oct 21 09:48

WATCH: 2,800 Emails Not Disclosed By Clinton Released By State Dept.

One America’s Patrick Hussion talks to Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch about the latest revelations regarding the Hillary Clinton email scandal and about the new Russia investigation involving the Obama-era uranium deal with Moscow and kickbacks to the Clinton Foundation.

Oct 21 09:47

Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to address serious shortage

President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced.

By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve in any one branch. Trump's order removes those caps by expanding a state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush after 9/11, signaling what could be a significant escalation in the 16-year-old global war on terror.

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years," Navy Cdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

But the executive order itself is not specific to the Air Force, and could conceivably be used in the future to call up more officers and in other branches.

Oct 21 09:45

Putin Slams US: "The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally declared his intention to seek another term as leader of Russia, but many observers noted that a sweeping speech he gave at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi this week served as a template for his campaign ahead of the March election.

The speech’s overarching theme was to burnish Putin’s accomplishments as the man who restored “power and respect” to Russia. But in doing so, he heaped abuse on the US and its western allies, accusing them of selectively adhering to international law, and of taking advantage of Russia during the 1990s when the country was struggling to rebuild following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bloomberg reported.

He accused the US of abusing Russia’s trust, and seeking to take advantage of the political and economic chaos that persisted for much of the 1990s and early 2000s, according to Russia Today.

Oct 21 09:44

America's Scramble for Africa

The ugly row over whether President Trump disrespected the young widow of a fallen American soldier has overshadowed a bigger issue. That is, the increasing number of US military operations across the African continent.

Oct 21 09:43

People rally in Barcelona in support of two jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders.

The demostration occurred after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's statement that Spain will seek to remove Catalonia's regional government and call for new elections.

Oct 21 09:42

Putin: "Russia will not allow Donbass to be massacred"

On October 19th, at a session of the Valdai discussion club, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a number of important and even programmatic statements concerning not only current issues, but also the conceptual foundations of relations between Russia and the West. While these statements deserve a separate, larger article altogether, here we will limit ourselves to analyzing President Putin’s statements on the situation in and around Donbass.

According to Putin, Ukraine must grant the Donbass republics a special status and adopt an amnesty law in order to resolve the conflict in East Ukraine. If this is not done, he argued, then any seizure of the border between Russia and the unrecognized republics would lead only to a tragedy comparable to the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “There would be a massacre. But we will not allow this,” Putin said.

Oct 21 09:42

France races to tear down its 570 squalid shanty towns but root problems persist

Despite being one of the world's wealthiest nations, France has a shocking 16,000 people living in more than 570 squalid slums across the country. The race is on to clear them out but critics say no solution is in place.

"We live in France under the myth that slums have disappeared. It's not true." Yvan Gastaut, a historian from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis told Le Monde newspaper.

According to a census, there are more than 570 slums in France, including 113 in the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France.

Among the 16,000 people living in squalid conditions, 36 percent are children, according to figures quoted by Le Monde.

Oct 21 09:41

EU anti-trust investigators raid BMW headquarters in Munich

EU anti-trust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said, in a fresh blow to the German car industry already hit by the Dieselgate scandal.

The European Commission, which refused to confirm the company targeted, said it "can confirm that as of October 16, 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany."

The inspection was related to "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices," a statement said.

The commission added that Daimler was cooperating with the commission and could accordingly offer the firm leniency in the case.

"The inspection is linked to complaints against five auto companies that were reported in the media last July," BMW said in a statement that confirmed the raids.

Oct 21 09:40

Obama condemns ‘politics of division’ in pointed rebuke of Trump

Former president Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday with a call to voters to reject a growing “politics of division” that he said was corroding American democracy.

Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Mr Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by backing Democrats in November 7th elections in the two states.

“What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before, that dates back centuries,” the former president told a cheering crowd in Newark, New Jersey, that chanted: “Four more years.”

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Which is a stunning hypocrisy when you recall that Obama (and Hillary) used the politics of division to control the masses.

Oct 21 09:39

Syrian forces recover Israeli, NATO-made arms from Daesh hideouts

Syrian military forces have discovered a large cache of Israeli-made weapons in the strategic city of Mayadin in Dayr al-Zawr province, days after retaking the eastern city from Daesh terrorists.

The weapons included several types of heavy, medium and light firearms that beside Israel, came from some European countries as well as members of the NATO military alliance, Syria's state news agency SANA reported Thursday, citing a field commander.

The commander said they had also found mortars, artillery equipment, large quantities of anti-armor munitions and a NATO- made 155mm cannon with a range of up to 40km (about 25 miles).

This was not the first time that the Syrian government forces made such discoveries from terrorist hideouts across the country.

Oct 21 09:38

US May Employ ‘Unconventional’ Tools to Stave Off Recession

The Federal Reserve Chair said that the probability that short-term interest rates may need to be reduced to their effective lower bound is high.

Oct 21 09:38

Trump Orders Administration to Deter Conflict With Russia

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster announced that Rex Tillerson has been given the lead in the area of fostering cooperation with Russia.

Oct 21 09:37

Janet Phelan to President Trump: “At This Juncture, America is No Longer Free”

“The President has asked for a list of everyone who supports STANDING FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, our country, and our great veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom.”

Pointing to the rampant corruption and abuse in today’s fallen US court system where judges take bribes, police kill citizens, minor drug-offenders are excessively penalized, and children are wrested from families and handed over to “sexual predator(s) and known abuser(s),” Ms. Phelan called attention also to intensive whistleblower retaliation, the current use of “unconventional weapons” on NSA whistleblower Karen Melton-Stewart and the silencing of dissent, saying she was not going for stand for the national anthem but weep for it instead.

“At one time, America was the leader of the free world. At this juncture, America is no longer free.”

Oct 21 09:36

Ultra-Orthodox Jews block streets in Jerusalem in protest over draft law

Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked the main arteries into central Jerusalem on Thursday. The demonstrators were protesting a decision by the High Court of Justice to strike down a law that exempts Ultra-Orthodox Jews from conscription.

Around 120 protesters were arrested after police intervened.

Oct 21 09:35

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

The Chair of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee expects that the US will seek to influence the country’s presidential election next year, saying Washington will only settle for victory by a pro-Western candidate.

“The United States recognizes elections as fair and democratic only when they are won by pro-western candidates,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.

“In the case of any other outcome, election procedures and results are anathema to them,” he added.

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Nikki Haley says interfering in another nation's elections is an act of war. So, according to her, the US Government has just declared war on Russia!

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