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Oct 17 07:47

Would-be presidential candidate vows to end US support for Al-Qaeda

Would-be Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has stated publicly that the US government has supported Al-Qaeda terrorists, not least in their bid to overthrow the Syrian government. Gabbard is the most high-profile US politician to confirm what has been speculated about widely over the years and has vowed to end such support.

The Hawaiian Congresswoman and military veteran who served in Iraq has long been critical of US involvement in Syria. She made her comment during a debate between the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls. If elected, she said that she would “stop supporting terrorists like Al-Qaeda who have been the ground force for the regime-change war in Syria.”

Oct 17 07:43

Sales of the U.S. Constitution have hit a record high under President Trump

The NPD Group, responsible for the national count called BookScan, said that sales of the Founding Fathers’ roadmap to democracy are about three times higher than they were under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Since Trump became the GOP front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, sales have jumped, said NPD. Some 275,000 copies were sold that year, “which is the greatest number of print edition sales of the U.S. Constitution sold since NPD BookScan began tracking U.S. book sales in 2004,” said the group.

Once in office, sales continued to rise, increasing 60% to an average of 19,800 copies sold each month during his first 33 months.

“By way of comparison, an average of 7,500 were sold monthly in Barack Obama’s first term and 5,600 in George W. Bush’s second term,” said NPD.

Oct 17 07:13

On 'International Pronouns Day,' British police chief warns people against misgendering others: 'A form of abuse'

A British police chief filmed a social media video stressing the importance of recognizing "International Pronouns Day," which apparently was Tuesday.

Oct 17 07:08

Police confiscate firearms of Korean War veteran, 84, after waitress mishears conversation

A Korean War veteran who has served in some capacity with local law enforcement for a span of six decades had his firearms confiscated and was relieved of his duties as an elementary school crossing guard last month, after a waitress overheard what she perceived to be a "threat" in a passing conversation at a coffee shop.

Oct 17 07:08

Donald Trump Jr. hits back at critics who compare him and his siblings to Hunter Biden

Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, defended himself Wednesday night from critics who have sought to compare the foreign business deals of himself and his siblings to those of Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Oct 17 06:42

Progressives attack CNN over host's 'racist' comment against AOC and the 'squad'

CNN's John King is getting pilloried online over a two word description he made against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and three other progressive members of Congress.

Oct 17 06:42

'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!': President Trump warned Turkey's Erdogan ahead of Syria offensive

President Donald Trump warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the Turkish leader's military offensive in northern Syria, writing, "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!," in an Oct. 9 letter obtained by Fox Business Network's Trish Regan.

Oct 17 06:13

Corn Pop’s Revenge: Leftists Move for the End of Joe Biden

So when moderator Anderson Cooper at the end of the CNN-New York Times debate on Tuesday night closed down the debate with a question about a unique and different friendship that has shaped their lives, one would have thought the moderators were teeing Biden up for a perfect Corn Pop moment.

Cooper said:

Last week, Ellen DeGeneres was criticized after she and former President George W. Bush were seen laughing together at a football game. Ellen defended their friendship, saying, we’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK that we’re all different. So in that spirit, we’d like you to tell us about a friendship that you’ve had that would surprise us and what impact it’s had on you and your beliefs.

Cooper went to all 11 other candidates before getting to Biden, who closed it down at the end, giving Biden plenty of time to think about what he was going to say.

Oct 17 05:16

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies; longtime Baltimore advocate was key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, a committee chairman known for his devotion to Baltimore and civil rights and for blunt and passionate speechmaking, died of longstanding health problems early Thursday morning, his office said. He was 68 years old.

The Democrat, a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, at approximately 2:45 A.M., a spokeswoman said.

Oct 16 22:42

Manbij is ours! US military left a message

Inside the US base. The cokes were still cold.

Oct 16 22:38

How The Win-Win-Win-Win Plan For Syria's Northeast Succeeds

The Syrian and Russian operations in the northeast of Syria are going well.

Russian troops prevented attempts by Turkish supported Jihadis to attack Manbij. Russian and Syrian units now also entered Ayn al-Arab/Kobani. Syrian government troops took control of the electricity producing dam in Tabqah and some units set up posts in Raqqa. Other units entered the Conoco and Al-Umar oil fields north of Abu Kahmal and east of Deir Ezzor. Some local tribe which profited from the oil explorations there held a small protest against the return of government control.

The Russian air force in Syria is preventing the use of the Turkish air-force in support of the Turkish attacks. Yesterday a Turkish F-16 entered Syrian air space but retreated when some Russian fighters appeared to hunt for it.

Oct 16 21:59

The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins

Putin is a genius!

Russia’s operation was complicated and required a lot of patience; but thanks to negotiations supervised by Russia, together with the bravery and courage of Syrian soldiers, almost all of the terrorist pockets scattered around Syria have been progressively overcome.

Erdogan currently finds himself boxed in, squeezed in by a collapsing economy, threatened by his allies (the purchase of the Russian S-400 system irritated many in Washington and in NATO): he desperately needs to present some kind of victory to his base.

With Trump, he is desperate to shift attention away from the impeachment proceedings (a hoax), and similarly needs to present some kind of victory to his base.

Erdogan and Trump have also solved the embarrassing internal conflict within NATO between Turkey and the US, probably reestablishing personal relationships (the tough talk from the White House notwithstanding).

Oct 16 20:07

N.Y. closes 'double jeopardy' loophole, can charge pardoned offenders

Really doesn't change anything. Under dual sovereignty a state could charge someone with the same crime the President pardoned them for on the federal level and vice versa and it wouldn't be double jeopardy. This is redundant and a swipe at Trump.

Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have approved a new law that allows prosecutors to charge residents with crimes on the state level, even if they have received a presidential pardon.

Oct 16 19:33

Trump warned Erdogan in letter: 'Don't be a tough guy' or 'a fool'

This is a damn good letter Trump sent to the would be Caliph of a revived Ottoman Empire!
Some peoples reaction to it makes me put a palm to my forehead!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

Trump had the letter released to bolster his view that he did not give Turkey a green light to invade Syria. Many lawmakers have been sharply critical of his decision to remove American forces from the conflict zone.

“I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal,” said Trump in the letter.

He said he had confidentially enclosed to Erdogan a copy of a letter Mazloum had sent him.

Oct 16 17:31

IT’S THOSE JUVENILES AGAIN

Oct 16 16:29

After paying out $8 billion in fines, J&J now faces 100,000 more lawsuits related to injuries caused by antipsychotic drugs

Things just keep getting worse for Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which after having recently paid out some $8 billion in fines for illegally pushing doctors to prescribe its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (risperdone) now faces more than 100,000 additional lawsuits over harm caused by this same drug, as well as many of the company’s other drugs and products.

Similar to what Monsanto and Bayer now face with thousands of lawsuits over Roundup (glyphosate) poisoning, J&J is finally being held accountable for crimes that injured and killed countless people, which analysts say could drain from the company at least another $20 billion in fines, settlements, and other payouts.

Because there appears to be no end to J&J’s liabilities at this point, shares of the company plummeted some 12 percent.

Oct 16 16:09

Dems storm out of Syria meeting with Trump: 'We have to pray for his health'

The Dems impeachment move has failed so now they are going to try the 25th amendment to get him out.

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_Stat...

Pelosi said later, at the Capitol: "I pray for the president all the time, and I tell him that -- I pray for his safety and that of his family. Now, we have to pray for his health -- because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president."

Oct 16 14:55

Massive Verizon outage across the US as data, texting and calls fail - and no word about when the issue will be resolved

America’s ‘most reliable’ network has gone down.

Verizon appears to be out across the entire US, with the most recent reports coming in from New York City, Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.

The outage appears to be effecting data, payments, calls and texting for customers -- no official statement has been given by the communications and Technology Company yet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not good, particularly in light of how dependent our lives have become on these gadgets.

Oct 16 14:52

'Don't be a tough guy!' What Donald Trump wrote to Turkey's president while Syria invasion began - as he promised 'concessions' from Kurds and warned history would see Edrogan as 'the devil' if he attacked

President Donald Trump tried to cajole Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart, into negotiating with Syrian Kurds instead of invading, a letter released by the White House reveals.

'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen,' the president wrote on October 9, as Erdogan's forces prepared to cross into Syria.

'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!' he wrote. 'I will call you later.'

Trump told reporters during a press conference Wednesday that he hadn't given Erdogan 'a green light' to invade, and claimed releasing 'a very powerful letter' would dispel misconceptions about the impact of his troop withdrawal from Syria days before he wrote it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sitting at my desk here, and having a palm-to-forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

That President Trump believed that he could influence Erdogan by insulting him, painfully demonstrates a reckless professional idiocy, writ large, under his watch.

This... is really painful, to watch a President of the United States behaving in this manor, and actually thinking he could "save the day" by doing so.

Oct 16 14:42

US ‘deeply worried’ as China continues to buy Iran oil

Chinese companies continuing oil purchases from Iran despite US sanctions are seriously worrying the White House which is warning them to stop the trade, senior administration officials say.

Last month, the US announced sanctions on five Chinese nationals and six entities, including two Cosco Shipping Corporation subsidiaries, saying they had shipped Iranian crude oil in violation of the sanctions.

The coercive measures were similar to US sanctions imposed in July on energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong, one of China’s largest state-backed oil companies for transporting Iranian crude oil.

China has dismissed the sanctions, saying they amount to “bullying” and has defended its trade with Iran as legitimate and legal.

To ramp up pressure on Beijing, the US administration is now accusing Chinese shipping companies of turning off their transponders to conceal the location of their cargoes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what is the US government actually order their military to do in this situation?!?

Are they going to be setting up "interdictions" of Chinese ships, to check for Iranian oil, in acts which are tantamount of a declaration of war against China?!?

I would strongly and politely suggest to this government to cool its jets regarding Iran; there is no public sentiment or support for an attack against it, and thinking Americans have had enough of the obviously false flags which brought us to war in Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan.

What should President Trump do?!? He should support a US return to the P5+1 Agreement with Iran, and robustly insure that our "great good friend" in the Middle East, Israel, just keeps is military hands in its pockets for the rest of President Trump's first term in Office.

That would be one hell of a decent start toward insuring a racheting down of tensions in the middle east and elsewhere.

Oct 16 14:31

Russia patrols will not allow conflict between Turkish, Syrian armies

Good on Russia's leadership!! And I know this will happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic, but I think, right now, for his intelligent, adult work in and for Syria, Putin really deserves a Nobel peace prize.

Oct 16 14:26

Turkish invasion creates better conditions for Islamic State terrorists as it creates chaos, Assad’s key adviser tells RT

There is a risk of an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) resurgence in Syria, and it is Turkey’s invasion of the northeast that should be blamed, Bouthaina Shaaban, a political adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, told RT.
“Every war creates chaos and chaos is a good climate for terrorism. So this invasion creates better climate for ISIS terrorists,” she said, referring to the terrorist group by its old name. “But the major force that is fighting for Turkey now are the Jabhat al-Nusra. So the terrorists are led by Turkey now to occupy part of the Syrian land.”

And from beginning it was Turkey, who allowed terrorists from all over the world to cross the border and fight this war against the Syrian people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You mean, the US-funded and trained and armed jihadists groups, sometimes called ISIS?!?

Operational scope Weapons sales, training of Syrian rebel forces
Location Eastern Europe, Jordan, Syria
Planned by Central Intelligence Agency
Target Syrian Army
Date 2012 – 2017
Executed by Central Intelligence Agency
United States Department of Defense
Jordanian Armed Forces
General Intelligence Directorate (Jordan)
Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah (Saudi Arabia)
Qatar State Security
Secret Intelligence Service (UK)

us GOVERNMENT created Al Qaeda and the Isis Terrorist Group

THOSE GUYS?!?

Looking at this, one has to wonder if this very public "spat" between DC and Istanbul, is not a "cover" for bringing ISIS back into Syria for a decap strike against Damascus.

The big question is, what will Russia do now, and what will happen in Sochi next week, when Edrogan will be having some face time with Russia's President Putin?!?

Oct 16 14:04

Turkish President Plans to Visit Russia's Sochi on October 22 - Erdogan's Office

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to visit Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 22, the Turkish presidential administration announced on Wednesday.

Erdogan spoke by phone with Putin on Tuesday. The leaders discussed the situation in Syria and the ongoing Turkish Operation Peace Spring on the Syrian territory. At the end of the conversation, Putin invited Erdogan to visit Russia in the coming days.

"Our president plans to pay a visit to Sochi on October 22," the Erdogan's administration said in a statement.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov earlier confirmed that Putin and Erdogan would discuss the developments in Syria in light of the Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria during the Turkish president's visit to Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, that's next Tuesday.

And the decision to send VP Pence to Turkey this week, when President Trump had to know, that Erdogan would only talk to him, rather than to his "Second Lewie", was a thoroughly, and painfully, bone-headed decision.

One has to wonder if Putin is going to offer Erdogan an opportunity to join a major Defense Pact with Russia; suggest that Turkey resign its membership in NATO; and have both countries trading in local currencies, rather than in the US dollar.

But if any of this comes down as a result of this meeting, I have to blame it squarely on the head of President Trump, who absolutely misread Erdogan's intentions here.

And please note; as the US government throws former geopolitical friends under the proverbial bus, the more it is running those former friends into the arms of Russia and China, which I think is about to happen to Turkey very quickly, as Erdogan gets cozy with Putin at Sochi.

Oct 16 13:47

State Dept: US Will Require Chinese Diplomats to Report Contacts With American Officials, Educators

US State Department officials stated on Wednesday that moving forward, Chinese diplomats will have to give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal officials, including those with research and educational institutions.

Reuters reported that the change was made in an effort to "add reciprocity" to the manner in which American diplomats are required to do business in China.

Additionally, the measure will cover all staff involved in Chinese missions within the US and Chinese officials traveling through the country on official business.

Citing State Department officials, AP reported that unlike China's requirements for American diplomats, the US' rules are "less onerous than China’s because the Chinese must approve such contacts." The Trump administration will not be requiring Chinese diplomats to receive prior approval ahead of planned meetings.

Department officials have reportedly already received one notice from Chinese officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but how is this supposed to assist Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region?!?

The problem here, is it won't and it cannot.

Oct 16 13:27

U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO

Erdo?an’s next decision towards Syria will heavily impact the future of not only the region, but his relations with the U.S. and Russia. With murmurings existing for years now whether Turkey should leave the NATO alliance, these sanctions against Turkey, a country already in a deep economic crisis, will only bring this question to the forefront of debate.

Although the U.S. cites human right abuses as the reason for the sanctions, an allegation that cannot be taken seriously considering their own long list of war crimes, it is likely Trump is ‘punishing’ Erdo?an for his insistence and defiance in buying the Russian S-400 system. This means that the souring relations between Washington and Ankara provides the perfect moment for Russian President Vladimir Putin to consolidate his country’s relations with Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know what the US government is thinking about the issue of Turkey, but I do think that Putin is laughing hysterically, at those people "advising" the President, that they never saw the possibility, outlined in the last paragraph, as seriously possible.

Oct 16 13:21

Trump Slams ABC News Reporter: 'The Bombing That You Showed On TV Took Place in Kentucky!'

President Donald Trump took ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl to task during a press conference Wednesday for his network airing footage from a Kentucky gun range that they falsely claimed was "Turkey's military bombing Kurd civilians" after being "abandon[ed]" by Trump.

Oct 16 13:21

Ann Coulter: I Wish GOP Elites 'Cared One-Tenth As Much About Americans' As The Kurds

Ann Coulter gave an over hour-long interview with Eric Metaxas where she touched on nearly every topic the establishment GOP refuses to talk about from their obsession with Israel to their insistence on ignoring the impact of mass immigration.

Oct 16 13:19

Tucker On CNN Leaks: 'Jeff Zucker is Dictating Every Detail of CNN's Programming'

Tucker Carlson shared footage from Project Veritas's undercover CNN tapes on Monday and said it appears that CNN president Jeff Zucker "is dictating every detail of CNN's programming and doing so with clearly partisan objectives in mind."

Oct 16 11:06

John Bolton – Hero of the Resistance or Traitor?

This farce of an impeachment/coup,didn't get going until afyer Trump refused to attack Iran over the drone shootdown. Israeli/Neocon fingerprints all over this!

John Bolton’s part of the story to impeach Trump has reached the end of the first act. The finale will be a doozy… for someone.

A report from the New York Times this morning on Fiona Hill’s testimony before Adam Schiff’s (D – Deep State) kangaroo court casts Bolton as the hero working against Trump’s obvious animus towards his political opponents.

Hill is Trump’s former adviser on Russia, a supremely connected Swamp dweller and Clintonista.

Like Bolton, Hill is someone that should have never been anywhere near President Trump’s cabinet. They were both inserted to ensure that the flow of information to him was kept devoid of anything that would damage pre-existing policies, like fomenting a coup in Ukraine or atomizing Syria or getting to the bottom of the conspiracy to remove Trump from power.

Oct 16 10:58

In Middle of Dem Debate, Anderson Cooper Declares Biden's Been 'Falsely Accused'

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper raised some eyebrows Tuesday night during the Democratic presidential debate when he asked what many saw as a biased question of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Oct 16 10:34

The Syrian Debacle Is Actually Well Planned Chaos

Op-Ed by Brandon Smith

For many years now I have focused a considerable amount of analysis on the subject of Syria, with an emphasis on the country’s importance to the global elites as a kind of geopolitical detonator; the first domino in a chain of dominoes that could lead to a war involving international powers. I believe this war will develop on multiple fronts, most importantly on the economic front, but it could very well turn into a shooting war involving numerous actors.

Syria is so important, in fact, that the establishment has been careful to smother all discussion about what is really going on there in a fog of propaganda. And make no mistake, BOTH Republicans and Democrats as well as Eastern and Western governments are participating in the lies and misdirection. Obviously, the first and most important lie is a multi-sided one, and we can’t continue forward until it’s dissected – I am speaking of the lie of US involvement in the region...

Oct 16 10:02

Jury awards Sandy Hook father $450,000 for defamation by local conspiracy theorist

A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided a village of Oregon conspiracy theorist must pay the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings $450,000 for falsely claiming that the father circulated fabricated copies of his son’s death certificate.

It took the jury nearly four hours to decide on the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose son, Noah, 6, was the youngest victim of the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The award follows Circuit Judge Frank Remington’s ruling in June that Fetzer defamed Pozner with four false statements about the death certificate. The statements appeared in a book Fetzer co-authored and edited, and in his blog.

Oct 16 09:52

CNN Employees Secretly Taped Confirming Zucker's Hatred for Trump, Personal Vendetta, Orders To Push Impeachment

In the first installment of undercover video of CNN from guerrilla journalists at Project Veritas, employees of the network can be seen talking about CNN president Jeff Zucker’s hatred for and “personal vendetta” against President Donald Trump.

Oct 16 09:52

Former CNN Employee Tucker Carlson Weighs In on Undercover Video: 'The Definition of State Media'

Most Americans might not have been shocked by the Project Veritas sting operation reported Monday that revealed CNN to be an organization devoted more to attacking President Donald Trump than to delivering viewers an unbiased news report, since the network’s anti-Trump sympathies have been on display since before he even took the oath of office.

Oct 16 08:58

BIG PHARMA: HOOKING PEOPLE ON DRUGS AND HIKING PRICES 667%

Big Pharma’s business model is working great…for them. They are racking in billions getting people hooked on their drugs and then hiking the prices up 667% in some cases.

According to ARS Technica, new drug-pricing data is showing massive and stunning hikes. One drug’s price has risen by a whopping 667%. This price hike is well over the cost of inflation. By law, drug makers are required to report their price increases quarterly. This is the first report from the new law and includes data on drugs that had price increases of 16% or more over their January 2017 prices.

Oct 16 08:56

Historically Accurate Election Model Shows Trump Walloping 2020 Dem Even Worse Than He Beat Hillary in 2016

Asked about her age during the fourth Democratic debate in Ohio on Tuesday night — she would be 71 upon entering her first term, the oldest incoming president ever — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren brushed it aside with a subtle dig at Donald Trump’s chances of remaining in office until the election.

Oct 16 08:56

Swing State Poll Shows Michelle Taking Dem Lead if She Runs. Here's Why Trump Would Still Trounce Her

There are still far too many people who believe they can win the Democratic presidential nomination, judging by the fact that 12 candidates were on stage in Ohio on Tuesday night and more than just those 12 are running for president.

Oct 16 08:53

Transgender Who Called Mispronunciation of Name 'Violence' Spent 10 Years in Prison for Actual Violence

That was on glaring display Thursday night in Los Angeles during a town hall on LGBT rights when the party’s presidential contenders differed only on the degree they were willing to suspend reality and common sense to grab what could be important votes in the primary contest.

Oct 16 08:52

Actress Rose McGowan Turns on Hillary Clinton After Weinstein Report: 'I Can't Believe I Used To Support Her'

Actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan says she “used to support” Hillary Clinton. That was — at least in part — until she saw the former Democratic presidential candidate’s links to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 16 08:32

Deep Dive: An Unbiased Overview Of The Trump-Biden Ukraine Scandal

By Aaron Kesel

Scandal-plagued U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic “wonder boy” candidate Joe Biden have been exchanging political punches over a new scandal that erupted in Ukraine. Trump asked the Ukrainian President to investigate potential corruption involving Joe’s son, Hunter Biden, after a prosecutor investigating his financial dealings was fired in exchange for billions of dollars in U.S. govt aid organized by Joe Biden as Vice President of the U.S.

Although, the mainstream media wants the public to believe the Bidens “did nothing wrong.” The truth of the matter is Hunter Biden blatantly used his father’s position of power as Vice President for his own financial gain in both Ukraine and China.

However, on the flip side...

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