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Jun 17 10:29

USA POWERLIFTING FEDERATION PREPARES TO DEFEND TRANSGENDER ATHLETE POLICY IN COURT

USA Powerlifting is facing a discrimination complaint in Minnesota over its transgender athlete policy after it said JayCee Cooper, a biological man, couldn’t compete in women’s events. The federation’s president told The Daily Caller it’s prepared to go to court to keep the policy in place, and framed the policy as protecting the federal rights of women.

Jun 17 10:16

FBI NEVER SAW CROWDSTRIKE UNREDACTED OR FINAL REPORT ON ALLEGED RUSSIAN HACKING BECAUSE NONE WAS PRODUCED

SOURCE: CONSORTIUMNEWS.COM

The FBI relied on CrowdStrike’s “conclusion” to blame Russia for hacking DNC servers, though the private firm never produced a final report and the FBI never asked them to, as Ray McGovern explains.

By Ray McGovern

The revelation came in a court filing by the government in the pre-trial phase of Roger Stone, a long-time Republican operative who had an unofficial role in the campaign of candidate Donald Trump. Stone has been charged with misleading Congress, obstructing justice and intimidating a witness.

The filing was in response to a motion by Stone’s lawyers asking for “unredacted reports” from CrowdStrike in an effort to get the government to prove that Russia hacked the DNC server. “The government … does not possess the information the defendant seeks,” the filing says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Jun 17 10:12

Harvard Rescinds Admission To Conservative Kyle Kashuv Over Private Racist Remarks He Wrote At 16, Despite Apology And Evidence Of Growth. This Is Disgusting.

On Monday, Parkland survivor and outspoken conservative Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University had withdrawn his admission from the school over the revelation of racist, offensive, idiotic posts written on a private Google document with friends when he was sixteen years old. Never mind that Kashuv apologized publicly for the comments; never mind that his public behavior has evinced no racism whatsoever.

Jun 17 10:12

New Denver City Council Member: I Will Usher In Communism ‘By Any Means Necessary’

Newly elected far-left Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca has stated that she is "excited to usher" in communism "by any means necessary."CdeBaca, who won in an upset runoff election earlier this month, said in late March during a candidate forum for City Council District 9:

Jun 17 10:11

"THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN:" IRAN WARNS IT WILL BREACH URANIUM STOCKPILE LIMITS IN 10 DAYS

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Iran certainly isn't planning on backing down in the face of Washington's accusations about the country's role in last week's tanker bombings, and as a result, the possibility of a boots-on-the-ground military conflict in the Islamic Republic cannot yet be ruled out. Making an already tense situation infinitely more precarious, Iran on Monday reminded the world that it's preparing to violate the terms of the Iran deal during the next ten days.

By increasing its stockpiles of enriched uranium, Iran is bound to elicit accusations that it's once again working on a nuclear bomb.Tehran has always maintained that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but American neocons like John Bolton have warned that this was merely a ruse, and that Iran could target American allies like Israel with a missile.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) For a second, I had hoped that this was the polar opposite from what the Iranian government had said; unfortunately, bopping over to www.presstv.com, the pr outlet the Iranian government, this was precisely what they had stated.

Iran's enriched uranium stockpile to surpass 300 kg from June 27: AEOI spokesman

It goes on to state: "Tehran has said it may go even further by July 8 unless remaining partners to the deal -- Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia -- help it circumvent US sanctions and especially enable it to sell its oil.

Kamalvandi said there is still time for European countries to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal is officially known.

Folks, this is an attempted "power squeeze play" to attempt to insure that Iran's oil gets paid for and distributed, in spite of US sanctions. Europe can either fold to the Americans, and not buy Iranian oil, which will kick this upgrade to uranium enrichment into high gear, or figure out how to buy Iranian oil, with full US sanctions in place.

And remember: the enrichment upgrade about which they are talking, is symbolic only, to demonstrate that they have been playing by the rules all along, as the IAEA has attested, in their reports; because it takes 90% + enrichment to create a nuclear weapon.
Source: Popular Science (Mar, 1950) via Modern Mechanix.

This article goes on to state: "In order to build a nuclear bomb, you need “enriched” uranium. That’s a simple way of saying that you need to use uranium that is 90% or greater made up of the U-235 isotope, whereas natural uranium is 99.2% U-238, which is useless for making things go boom.

Will someone, preferably, someone with a science background, please gently mention this to President Trump, and quickly?!? Because right now, I am reasonably certain the the phone line for his direct-connect to Netanyahu, has Trump spinning, like a turbo-charged, industrial strength top, to advocate in favor of an invasion of Iran.

But Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a word, please: you have just handed the US, and Israel, the "smoking gun" through which they are going to justify an attack against your country; and trust me, they are most probably not even going to begin to wait until either 27 June or 8 July.

And unfortunately, sir, most Americans have no clue as to what is happening here, because their background in hard sciences has been deliberately dumbed down by an educational system which doesn't want, or encourage, critical thinking, or questioning of the official government narrative. And, unfortunately, this makes the likelihood of positive US support for such an action, increase.

I understand that your economy is really hurting, because of the US sanctions on the sale of your oil; but sir, even though this is largely symbolic, this was absolutely the worst, officially horrible decision you could possibly have made under these circumstances; therefore, I am asking you to please reconsider.

Jun 17 10:05

Man Screams At Hasidic Jew In NYC: ‘Hitler Did Not Kill Enough’ ‘Rat Jews’

On Sunday evening, a man in New York City hurled vile anti-Semitic remarks at a Hasidic Jew who was on his way to visit Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's resting place in preparation of the 25th anniversary of his passing.

Jun 17 10:04

Boeing to replace ‘costly’ physical jet certification tests with simulations?

Boeing is reportedly considering phasing out some old-school physical tests and relying more on digital simulation analysis in order to “streamline” the flight safety certification of its latest long-range 777X and future jets.

At the height of the scandal surrounding two fatal 737 MAX crashes – and just as the company CEO admitted they had made a “mistake” by not properly informing both customers and regulators about the known issue – Reuters has learned that Boeing is seeking to cut hours of airborne 777X tests during the year-long flight trials. Instead, the aerospace company plans to conduct more computerized stress simulations to present to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for flight safety certification.

Jun 17 10:04

New Denver City Council Member: I Will Usher In Communism ‘By Any Means Necessary’

Newly elected far-left Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca has stated that she is "excited to usher" in communism "by any means necessary.

Jun 17 10:03

Kremlin compares US attacks on Iran to fake ‘white powder evidence’ against Iraq in 2003

The US campaign for a war against Iraq in 2003 serves as a cautionary tale against saber-rattling and finger-pointing amid current tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Kremlin’s spokesperson has said.

“We didn’t forget the vials with white powder. We remember and, therefore, have learnt to show restraint in our assessments,” Dmitry Peskov said on a TV show aired on ‘Rossiya 1’ channel on Sunday.

He was referring to a famous scene at the UN Security Council in the months leading up to the Iraq War. Attempting to justify the upcoming US invasion of the Middle Eastern country, then-secretary of state, Colin Powell, brandished a vial with white powder meant to illustrate the dangers of anthrax, which the US were accusing Saddam Hussein of stockpiling.

Jun 17 09:59

Democratic 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg says it's 'statistically almost certain' there have been gay Presidents before

America has had gay Presidents before, Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg believes.
Buttigieg, who is regarded as the first gay man with any realistic chance of winning a major-party nomination, said it was 'statistically almost certain' that at least one of the 44 men who have held the office was gay.

Jun 17 09:58

'Handmaid's Tale' Attacks Christian Baptism

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" is back to its trademark Christianity bashing. Now, instead of slandering Christians as psychopaths who forcefully impregnate women and take children as child brides, the show has attacked the concept of Christian baptism, particularly Catholic baptism.

Jun 17 09:52

SEGREGATION AS EXPLAINED ON FACEBOOK

Dear Facebook,

I want to start this with an apology.

I’m sorry – I have become extreme with my views and extreme with my videos. I have lived through tens of years of segregation and I think my frustration is slowly showing in the videos.

Jun 17 09:35

Israel honors President Trump with 'Trump Heights,' a settlement in the Golan Heights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled Sunday a new Jewish settlement in the internationally contested Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump.

Jun 17 09:34

Far-left activists held '#ImpeachTrump' rallies across US — but hardly anyone showed up

Activists held rallies across America on Saturday in support of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Jun 17 09:32

Phoenix police chief APOLOGIZES to family for the 'unacceptable behavior' of officers who threatened to shoot them after 'their daughter, four, stole a $1 Barbie doll' as Jay-Z offers to pay their legal bills

The Phoenix police chief has apologized to a family for the 'unacceptable' behavior of officers who threatened them at gunpoint after their four-year-old daughter stole a $1 Barbie from a Family Dollar store but claims there is 'more' to their story than has been revealed.

Jun 17 09:32

US man who thought he'd bought a Florida villa for $9,0000 in online auction discovers it's a foot-wide strip of grass worth $50 - and officials are refusing to give him a refund

A Florida man thought he'd landed a steal when he bid on a $9,100 Florida villa in an online auction but ended up buying a strip of grass running in between two homes - and officials say there's nothing he can do about a refund.

Jun 17 09:02

LAM IN LIMBO AS TENSIONS BETWEEN HONG KONG PROTESTERS, BEIJING INTENSIFY

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
On Sunday, more than 2 million Hong Kongers, more than one-quarter of the city-state's population, took to the streets in what were the biggest marches in Hong Kong since the dawn of Chinese rule. Even after City Executive Carrie Lam 'indefinitely' dropped the hated extradition bill that had catalyzed the protest movement on Saturday, a march planned for Sunday went ahead anyway. It was the biggest march yet, a sign that a popular mandate to oust Lam and secure the release of all of those arrested during the marches - the movement's two biggest remaining demands - was strong.

Calm returned to the city on Monday, though small bands of students continued to protest, while workers engaged in scattered strikes.

Hong Kong markets rewarded the city executive for withdrawing the extradition bill, with the Hang Seng index outperforming broader Asian benchmarks. Homebuilder shares, which sold off sharply during Wednesday's violent protests, led the rebound.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A note to the leadership of these protests; now that the extradition bill has been rescinded, please be very careful about the timing of the next demonstrations, and what issues you feel are critical to your movement.

The Chinese military is huge, and surveillance is everywhere. And if Chinese President Xi Jingping wants this movement crushed, he will do so, no matter how badly the optics may look, if he feels you are a threat to his political power.

Jun 17 08:53

BERKELEY, CORNELL PARTNER WITH FACEBOOK TO IDENTIFY 'FAKE NEWS'

SOURCE: CAMPUS REFORM
Facebook is partnering with the University of California-Berkeley, Cornell University, and the University of Maryland to identify fake news.
The tech giant is investing $7.5 million into projects at the three schools, according to a UC Berkeley news release. The two Berkeley professors who will work with Facebook are Hany Farid and Alexe Efros, who are both part of UC-Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Farid has been a longtime critic of social media companies and the danger that doctored videos and images pose online. The professor has commented on this subject for CNN and admitted to the school that he is “skeptical” of the new partnership with Facebook.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to look at that last paragraph, and laugh; of course, censoring out conservative content is absolutely the design objective of this project, and to push unthinking readers away from Facebook's censored sites.

Facebook has, very willingly, become a critical part, and a proud member of 4th element in in US government, alongside Twitter, and Google.

So now, we not only have the Judicial; Congressional; Executive branches of government; but also the Surveillance branch of the unhinged, surveilled, state of Amerika.

And and to those Foggy Bottomites in the Bowels of Power in DC; George Orwell's masterpiece novel, "1984", was a cautionary tale; NOT A HOW TO MANUAL;!!!

Jun 17 08:41

GULF OF OMAN: UNCONVINCED EU FOREIGN MINISTERS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AFTER US CLAIM IRAN IS BEHIND TANKER ATTACK

SOURCE: INDEPENDENT UK
EU foreign ministers remained unconvinced by US allegations that Iran was behind last week’s attack on two Gulf tankers as they arrived at a meeting on Monday.

There was strong support among EU countries for an independent UN investigation and calls for more evidence – with the UK relatively isolating in its support the Trump administration’s line.

One foreign minister invoked the spectre of US misuse of intelligence over Iraq as a reason for scepticism, as representatives of the 28 countries arrived at the council meeting.

The ministers will discuss the incident in the Gulf of Oman over lunch, with Sudan, trade policy with Cuba, and the situation in Venezuela also on the main agenda.

Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, said the EU states “continue to gather information” while Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said the Netherlands was “interested in any clarifications that can be made available”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "IRAN DID IT!" scenario is collapsing like a rogue souffle' most probably cooked by a combination of US and Israeli "False Flagmeisters", who were so convinced of their own codswallop, that they believed there was utterly no need for subtlety here, and never thought that there would be one moment of push back from any quarter, and particularly not the US's allies in Europe.

So I would like to politely remind all Foggy Bottomites currently in the bowels of power in DC, of a statement made by President George Bush, right before Iraq was invaded: he lied, on national TV, stating that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction".

After that, I was never able to believe anything any representative of the US government ever said, again, and probably never will in the future.

Our European friends are very right, to ask for hard evidence here.

And President Trump, a word, please; lying to the American people, or creating a false flag, because Israel wants the US to invade Iran, is no good reason, either to lie, create a false flag with which to justify that lie, or to do Bibi Netanyahu's bidding here.

An invasion of Iran, which has not done any bit of harm to this country, other than not selling all of its oil in US dollars, is going to create the optics that it is actually the United States which is a "rogue country", both incapable of keeping its promises, demonstrated very clearly, by the US's withdrawing from the P5+1 Agreement, and with an itchy "trigger finger" concerning invading sovereign countries for their resources, to make sure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

And Mr. President, I am having an extraordinary difficult time, believing that this.... would be what you want your legacy, as President of this country, to be about.

Jun 17 08:37

Biden Hits Trump For Election Interference Remarks. Trump Levels Biden With Video.

President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign fired back at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday after Biden called out the president for remarks he made during an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos.

Jun 17 08:35

Do NOT interrupt the president! Tense moment Trump asks his own Chief of Staff to LEAVE the Oval Office for coughing during combative interview in which he rages against Mueller, Obama and unfavorable polls

President Trump scolded White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and kicked him out of the Oval Office for coughing during his all-access interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.
The tense moment was broadcast on Sunday nationally on the ABC special President Trump: 30 Hours, during which Stephanopoulos asks probing questions about the Mueller investigation, Barack Obama, and sagging poll numbers.

Jun 17 08:34

Falklands veteran, 57, is questioned by two detectives after posting tongue-in-cheek tweet joking: 'Maybe it's time for a military coup to sort Brexit out'

A decorated Falklands war veteran was stunned to find himself quizzed by two police officers over a light-hearted tweet about Brexit.
Tony McNally, 57, was visited by Cumbria Constabulary after tweeting: 'Maybe it's time for a military coup to sort Brexit out'.

Jun 17 08:11

China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludesVictims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal says

An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.

The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, who was a prosecutor at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, said in a unanimous determination at the end of its hearings it was “certain that Falun Gong as a source - probably the principal source - of organs for forced organ harvesting”.

“The conclusion shows that very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason, that more may suffer in similar ways and that all of us live on a planet where extreme wickedness may be found in the power of those, for the time being, running a country with one of the oldest civilisations known to modern man.”

He added: “There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sir Geoffrey, a word, please: apparently, you blinked an missed a bit from your higher education at St Dunstan's College, and that is, one cannot prove a negative.

Notice the following statement: "He added: “There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

It appears in this regard, what you have is hearsay, and not tangible evidence.

And, sir, working without financial compensation, doesn't mean that there is not an agenda to be championed here, and verbally, the last two paragraphs included are the linguistic equivalent to "the money shot" in photography:

There have been calls for the UK parliament to ban patients from travelling to China for transplant surgery. More than 40 MPs from all parties have backed the motion. Israel, Italy, Spain and Taiwan already enforce such restrictions.

China insists it adheres to international medical standards that require organ donations to be made by consent and without any financial charges. It declined to participate in the tribunal.

Can anyone in their right mind, blame China for not participating, understanding that the judicial "long knives" would be out for them?!?

I rest my case; thank you.

Jun 17 07:56

OPIOID MANUFACTURER INSYS TO PAY $225 MILLION SETTLEMENT AFTER ADMITTING TO BRIBING DOCTORS

SOURCE: BIG LEAGUE POLITICS
One of America’s biggest opioid manufacturers is set to pay a massive federal penalty after getting nailed for bribing doctors to prescribe their dangerous and highly addictive fentanyl painkillers. The distribution scheme of Insys Therapeutics, that pushed potent opiates into the hands of patients that did not need them, has been described as a driving force behind America’s ongoing public health epidemic stemming from use of the drugs.

Insys, an Arizona company that reported almost $150 million in revenue in 2017, contracted doctors who agreed to prescribe their drugs for sham speeches. In reality, the doctors were getting paid for issuing prescriptions of Subsys, the company’s fentanyl-based painkiller medication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; may more pharmaceutical company leaders, who pushed treatments they knew to be addictive, or worse, experience a similar fate.

Jun 16 12:17

Congress directs Pentagon to press Saudi Arabia on Yemen refueling bill

Congress wants the Pentagon to hold the Saudi-led coalition accountable for paying off the last of its overdue refueling bills for the Yemen war.

The Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released today, calls on Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to notify Congress each month of any outstanding bills for the $299 million cost of the three-year refueling mission until the federal government is repaid in full.

The Pentagon refueled warplanes for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates starting in March 2015. The assistance ended in November 2018, when both sides agreed to terminate the mission as Congress pressed to end US support for the Yemen campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the US Congress, a word, please: yes, I understand that Uncle Sam is now having to play "collection agency" on Saudi Arabia's past-due bills.

But Ladies and Gentlemen of the House and Senate; the core question which must be asked, and answered by you is, what the hell, please, is the US military still doing in Yemen, aiding an abetting Saudi war crimes here?!?

Just because it is an industrial strength "taboo subject" (which the presstitutes ignore, as though it were Kryptonite), doesn't mean that it doesn't at some level, reach a collective sense that things are going very, very badly for the Saudis and the Americans.

Jun 16 11:23

An age-old argument (Cartoon)

Jun 16 10:40

Saudi crown prince calls for a 'decisive stand' against Iran as he blames regime for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says his kingdom does not want war
But he 'will not hesitate to deal with threats to its people, its sovereignty or its vital interests', according to comments published by Saudi-owned newspaper.

The US have also claimed Iranians fired a missile at a US drone in the area hours before the attack but missed, an official told CNN.

The tankers were attacked in strikes south of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route and major transit route for oil.

'The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests,' he added.

Tehran and Washington have both said they have no interest in war - but this has done little to assuage concerns the arch foes could stumble in to conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, coming from the Butcher of Yemen, (Prince Mohammed bin Salman), I hope this statement has calmed down those in the independent media, that they are in "no harm" from possibly having published an opinion about the incident which "did not carry water for either Washington's or Saudi Arabia's accusations".

And that pathetic little black and white, grainy image, allegedly showing an Iranian military personnel, pulling off the limpet mine from the ship?!?

HIGH SCHOOL folks; HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!

A clever middle-school kid with the right suite of software on their computer, could have pulled this off with ease.

But to both President Trump and Prince bin Salman, there is a question which, logically, must be both asked, and answered; why would the Iranian leadership attempt to do something so ham-fistedly, pig-headedly idiotic, when they understand that there are elements in both the American and Israeli governments are SALIVATING to find a "justification" for attacking it?!?

The short answer is, HELL, no!!

And gentlemen, another comment: the Iranian leadership may be many things; but one thing it is not, is stupid; and I also believe that they love their kids, just as much as Americans and Israelis love their children also.

War, here, is completely unjustifiable, and morally wrong.

Jun 16 10:28

'And I hope to be remembered for being a virgin': Stormy Daniels mocks Sarah Sanders after the departing White House Press Secretary said she wants to be thought of as 'transparent and honest'

Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who allegedly had an affair with President Trump, trolled outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with a tweet that went viral on Friday.

Jun 16 10:27

Presidential week in Provence: Obamas arrive in south of France on private jet for vacation at $60,000-a-week, 18th century farmhouse - just days after Sasha graduated from high school

Former US president Barack Obama and his family arrived in Avignon in the south of France for a week's holiday just days after they were pictured celebrating daughter Sasha's graduation from high school.

Jun 16 10:13

'I don't want a gay person doing my wedding': Texas bride refuses to hire a make-up artist because she's a lesbian - but insists she will book her if she 'changes her mind about being gay'

A Texas bride-to-be has sparked outrage online after she refused to book a make-up artist because she was gay and then proceeded lecture her on why being a lesbian is ‘sinful’ in a series of homophobic texts.

Jun 16 10:12

Did Army College Just Cave? Islam Expert Postponed After Muslim Activists’ Uproar

The Muslim community successfully got the U.S. Army War College to postpone bringing a speaker to campus that a Muslim’s rights group claimed is an “islamophobe.”

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