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Oct 04 04:01

Roger Waters Targeted In Smear Campaign Over Palestine Advocacy

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series of film screenings of Wish You Weren’t Here, a documentary by Ian Halperin that accuses Waters of anti-Semitism, is scheduled in cities across Canada in October. The screenings, sponsored by Jewish advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada, are timed to coincide with Waters’ own tour across the country.

Karen Rodman, an organizer with the Canadian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) coalition, which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians and violates international laws, said that the film’s tour is part of a wider “smear campaign” to discredit Waters and the movement>>>

Oct 04 03:30

Flags, Football, and Begged Questions

http://original.antiwar.com/srichman/2017/10/03/flags-football-begged-...

(*The Only Commentary That Matters Was Written In 1969 , By John Fogerty and Creedence Cleatwater Revival
Some Folks Were Born
Made To Raise The Flag
Prove They're Red White And Blue
And When The Band Plays Hail To The Chief
They Point The Cannon At You

and it's probably been played , over the air , in America a million times since then , and has never been banned .
Today it reads like prophecy .)

Oct 03 16:28

Late Night Hosts Push Gun Control After Vegas Shooting [VIDEO]

...I hate to tell you this, but guns don't kill people any more than spoons make people fat...

Oct 03 16:00

President Trump Hints at New Gun Control Laws

Well, presidential support for a new federal gun control measure would certainly be the end of a great deal of the former reality TV star’s core support.

Oct 03 15:50

5 Glaring Inconsistencies in the Vegas Shooting that Need to be Addressed

Throughout history, there have been well-documented and factual occurrences of governments carrying staged events to manipulate the public into passing a law, accepting a war, or any other means of implementing control. These acts have been admitted to by the state, are 100 percent real. They happen so often that they have their own term—false flag.

Oct 03 14:24

What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria?

Of course before the US military actions in Iraq and Syria there was far less Iranian influence in the region! So US foreign interventionism is producing new problems that can only be solved by more US interventionism? The military industrial complex could not have dreamed of a better scheme to rob the American people while enriching themselves! What have we achieved in Syria? Nothing good.

Oct 03 14:06

Are You Ready To Die? Paul Craig Roberts on the US’s plan for you.

Russia is not going to be hung like Saddam Hussein or murdered like Gaddafi. I have written many times that provoking nuclear powers such as Russia and China is the most extreme form of recklessness and irresponsibility. The crazed morons in Washington are risking the life of the planet. The presstitutes are worse than the whores that they are. They never question the path to war; they only amplify it. Washington’s craven, cowardly, moronic vassal states in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and the rest of the EU/NATO idiots are, by their cooperation with Washington, begging for their own destruction. Nowhere in the West is there a sign of intelligence. Will Washington follow Adolf Hitler’s folly and march into Russia?

Oct 03 11:43

Erdogan Says Turkey No Longer Needs EU Membership, Son Slams European "Infidels"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey no longer needs EU membership.

His son Bilal who plays an important role in Turkey’s politics went even further and described the Europeans as “gavur” (indifels).

The comments come after 12-year-long accession talks with Brussels grind to a halt.

“The EU failed us in a fight against terrorism,” Erdogan said on Sunday, though he also suggested the bloc still needed Turkey.

“If the EU is going to leap forward, there is only one way to do so. And it is to grant Turkey membership and start an action of cultural and economic growth,” Erdogan said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an election debate last month it was clear Turkey should not join the EU and entry talks should end, despite it being a crucial NATO ally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, Edrogan certainly made his position abundantly clear regarding the this screed against the EU!!

Oct 03 11:37

Escobar: The Future Of The EU Is At Stake In Catalonia

Nano-Franco is Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose heroic shock troops were redeployed from a serious nationwide terrorist alert to hammer with batons and fire rubber bullets not against jihadis but … voters.

At least six schools became the terrain of what was correctly called The Battle of Barcelona.

Extreme right-wingers even held a demonstration inside Barcelona. Yet this was not shown on Spanish TV because it contradicted the official Madrid narrative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Spain, and the rest of Europe define, and work with, the Catalonian referendum, in a peaceful, responsible, adult way, is definitely going to define the future of the EU itself.

Oct 03 10:57

US Dominated Security Council Tightens Savage Sanctions on North Korea, Intentional Provocations to War

One can take passages from “The Pentagon Papers” and simply replace the name “North Vietnam” with “North Korea,” and we have an exact description of United States aggression toward North Korea today; this juxtaposition, on page 580 of the Bantam Edition of “The Pentagon Papers,” would read as follows:

“There may be a limit beyond which many Americans and much of the world will not permit the United States to go. The picture of the world’s greatest superpower trying to pound a tiny backward nation into submission on an issue whose merits are hotly disputed, is not a pretty one. It could conceivably produce a costly distortion in the American national consciousness and in the world image of the United States—especially if the damage to North Korea is complete enough to be ‘successful.’ The most important risk, however, is the likely Russian, Chinese and North Korean reaction to intensified US air attacks, harbor-mining, and ground actions against North Korea.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any US first strike against North Korea will almost assuredly bring in China in North Korea's defense.

This country has morphed into an international bully, for the benefit of the bankers, war mongers, and munitions makers. None of this belligerence can possibly be comprehended as good for We the People. And if the following information is correct, we may well be looking at World War III sooner rather than later. As reported last month by rt.com:

US aircraft carrier group to be dispatched to Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions

The article goes on to state: "A US carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan will join US-South Korean naval drills that will take place near the Korean Peninsula in October, Japanese media report, citing the South Korean Defense Ministry.
On Monday, the ministry revealed its plans in a report it submitted to the National Assembly, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reports. According to the report, Seoul asked Washington to send the USS Ronald Reagan from the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, based in the Japanese town of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, to join the exercises scheduled for October."

This is confirmed by an article, dateline yesterday, from americanmilitarynews.com:

Report: US sending USS Ronald Reagan nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Korea for military drills

Oh, and there is one, very specific problem with the USS Ronald Regan:
Contamination of the USS Ronald Regan from the Fukishima nuclear response, was vastly under-reported.

So what better "target" could the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika possibly provide, than a radioactive ship it cannot completely decontaminate as the "sacrificial lamb" for a false flag against it, to be blamed on North Korea?

Oct 03 10:35

Palestinians React to Opening of First US Military Base in Israel

Despite the long-term military cooperation between the United States and Israel, the establishment of the first US military base inside Israeli territory takes military cooperation with Israel to a whole new level, with US troops present in anticipation of any possible future offensive against Israel.

Mohammed Abu Allan, a West Bank-based journalist who covers Israeli affairs, believes the US-Israeli military base is an additional indicator of the importance of the strategic military cooperation between the Americans and the Israelis, which has been materialized with the completion on Aug. 27 of a deal signed in November 2016 to purchase 17 F-35 fighters.

He told Al-Monitor,

“According to the Israeli media, this military base is established in light of attempts by Hamas and Hezbollah to obtain high-precision rockets. The objective of this step is to allow Israel to intercept long-range missiles in its next potential war with Hezbollah and Hamas and their main ally Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The establishment of this US base in Israel is most likely about a coming war against Iran.

Oct 03 10:29

Are You Ready to Die?

In other words, the United States no longer has a media. It has a propaganda ministry for the military/security complex, the neoconservatives, and the Israel Lobby. And the idiot Americans sit in front of the TV and absorb the propaganda, and they read the New York Times and think that they are sophisticated and in the know.

If you were the Russian government, would you conclude that your country was the next to be attacked militarily by Washington? If you were the Russian government, you would know that Washington/NATO cannot possibly attack Russia except by surprise nuclear strike. Knowing this, if you were the Russian government, would you sit there and wait on the strike? Imagine yourself the Russian government listening day in, day out, to endless wild improbable charges against Russia. What can Russia possibly conclude other than this is preparation of Western peoples for a nuclear attack on Russia?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a word, here; WRH and you are precisely on the same page on this issue, so please don't use that damned statement "Nowhere in the West is there a sign of intelligence"; a lot of the independent media, like us, are deeply concerned about what seems to be unfolding at the national and international level, and sharing this information with the public, the best we can can.

Of course, for these efforts we are shunned, laughed at, and having to deal with 10 to 30 attacks against Mike's server, daily.

The cold, hard reality is that we live in an unjust, corrupted (alleged) civilisation: so the telling of truth is always associated with paying a heavy price for doing so.

Trust me, Dr. Roberts, we understand this, because we live with paying that price... on a daily basis.

Oct 03 10:12

Slaughter in Las Vegas

Was it a lone wolf attack or something more sinister? It’s too soon to know. One gunman able to kill or wound hundreds of people single-handedly raises suspicions.

Nearly two dozen rifles and other firearms allegedly found in his room begs an obvious question. How could anyon get them into the hotel unnoticed? How many suitcases and/or satchels are needed to transport this arsenal, along with munitions?

Dead men tell no tales, so his account of what happened won’t be told. Witnesses on the scene suggested multiple shooters. One unnamed individual insisted there were more than one. It would seem likely given the high casualty count.

Even using a semi-automatic weapon, one shooter able to cause this much carnage singlehandedly begs a couple of questions. Were others involved? Was the incident as reported or a false flag?

It’s reminiscent of multiple July 22, 2011 shootings on Norway’s Utoeya Island, scores of children killed, blamed on Anders Breivik, called a lone gunman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Steve Lendman's questions on this horrific incident yesterday, lead, very practically, to the same conclusion that Mike and I have drawn: this was a false flag, the purpose of which cannot be made immediately discerned, except to be politicised by the consistent screams of Democrats for more gun control.

But looking at the firepower he apparently had at his disposal, how was Stephen Paddock able to get his hands on a machine gun which is practically illegal to own in this country?!?

Oct 03 10:00

Pakistan's ruling party nominates ousted PM Sharif to lead it

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) party nominated ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader on Monday, a government minister said, hours before it used its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to be re-elected party chief.

Sharif resigned as prime minister in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a source of income. He was also forced to step down as president of PML-N, though he kept control of the party and installed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a loyalist, as prime minister.

The party’s state minister for interior, Talal Chaudhry, said a parliamentary meeting of the ruling party chaired by Abbasi had nominated Sharif as its leader. He said Sharif would be formally re-elected president in a session scheduled for Tuesday. “He will become party president tomorrow, God willing,” Chaudhry said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The poor Pakistani people never seem to get a break from the utter corruptedness of their government; of course, that could very well be stated about those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika as well!!

Oct 03 09:56

New York Army National Guard soldiers head to Ukraine for training mission

More than 200 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard departed Monday for a nine-month mission to Ukraine.

The soldiers — most of whom are from 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York — will join the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, according to a press release from the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

Also deploying with the group are soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquarters and other National Guard units from across New York.

The training group teaches tactics and staff work to five Ukrainian army battalions at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine. They are joining troops from Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and the United Kingdom on the training mission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How many troops, actually, from these countries, plus US troops, are actually in Ukraine at this time?!?

And what, precisely, are these Western trainers training the Ukrainian Army to do?!? Whatever the flowery language used by Col. Dennis Deeley, this appears to be about one thing, and one thing only; Ukraine's and NATO's military ultimately engaging Russia in war, as a US proxy.

Oct 03 09:46

When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of House members last week to end the direct U.S. military role in the Saudi coalition war in Yemen guarantees that the House of Representatives will vote for the first time on the single most important element of U.S. involvement in the war—the refueling of Saudi coalition planes systematically bombing Yemeni civilian targets.

In doing so, moreover, the bipartisan bill, H. Con. Res. 81, will provide a major test of Congressional will to uphold the War Powers Act of 1973, which reasserted a Congressional role in restraining presidential power to enter into wars without its approval in the wake of the Vietnam War debacle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's collusion in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, sickens me, morally. And what the Saudis are doing here, in this no-win military conflict, is pretty damned horrific.

The Saudi bombing runs are indiscriminately killing Yemeni infants and children; the Saudi royals, including Prince Salman, are probably laughingly referring to it as "pre-emptive birth control."

Because, with US military assistance, Yemeni ports are closed, no food can get it. This is causing massive malnutrition, leading to death, particularly among Yemen's children.

And if that were not enough to add insult to injury, there has been a huge (perhaps weaponised) explosion of a cholera outbreak, said by the Red Cross to probably exceed one million cases by the end of this year.

The joint US/Saudi genocide in Yemen reminds me very much of the response to one of the Vatican Legate, upon hearing that women and children were with the men at the seige of Montsegur, France, where the Church's army was in the process of exterminating the Cathars. His remark was: "Kill them all: God will find his own."

Oct 03 09:26

Catalan Leaders Seek to Make Referendum Binding

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has submitted the results of the the October 1 referendum to the Cataloina parliament, looking to make the vote official. It was a decisive “yes,” with an impressive turnout made doubly impressive by the violent Spanish police crackdown throughout the region.

The more immediate concern is to do something about that crackdown, however. Puigdemont is seeking international mediation following the vote, saying he wants to reach an understanding with the Spanish government, and avoid a “traumatic break.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The level of violence visited upon the Catalans by the Spanish police during this referendum very much reminds one of the level of violence inflicted by Franco's fascist police upon the demonstrators of his era.

And in this age of instant video and communications, there was no way for Rajoy to suppress what the world saw on Sunday:

Images:
Spanish police beating Catalonians on Sunday, for wanting to vote for independence from Spain

Oct 03 09:18

Iran Deploys Tanks, Artillery to Iraqi Kurdish Border, Kurdish Officials Say

Talk of Iraq, Iran, and Turkey responded to Kurdistan’s secession vote with military action seems to be growing more serious. Kurdish officials now say that Iran has deployed a dozen tanks and accompanying artillery to their border with Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurdish officials say the tanks can be seen from their side of the border, dubbing the deployment a “dangerous escalation.” The Iranian government presented it as part of a joint military drill with Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly, very quickly.

Oct 03 09:11

NETANYAHU AND ERDOGAN FACE OFF OVER KURDISH REFERENDUM

Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East.

During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of manipulating the events leading up to the ‘yes’ vote. Upon seeing the Kurds in what is called ‘Kurdistan’ waving Israeli flags, Erdogan made his thought clear, saying “This shows one thing, that this administration (in northern Iraq) has a history with Mossad, they are hand-in-hand together.”

This has been a major point of debate between the two sides concerned with the Kurdish referendum, with Israel being the only nation to support Kurdish independence. Erdogan made this clear in his plea to Iraqi Kurdish leaders, asking them if they were “aware of what [they] are doing? Only Israel supports you.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The larger question is, what is Turkey actually prepared to do to prevent the existence of ain independent Kurdistan?!?

And what is Israel actually prepared to do to thwart Turkey's doing this?!?

Oct 03 09:00

ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING, ANOTHER GRAB FOR GUNS: 6 GUN FACTS

Nothing is more deplorable than hijacking human tragedy to push an unrelated political agenda. A mass murderer taking the lives of some 60 people in Las Vegas this week has nothing to do with the majority of lawful firearms owners in the United States who aren't and have no intention of ever killing another human being.

Yet the knee-jerk reaction of many emotionally-driven people in the face of an overwhelming tragedy is to shift public debate back to gun control and even banning guns altogether.

Emotional and irrational responses in the face of overwhelming circumstances is part of human nature and require patience.

Yet another part of being human is then appealing to our ability to reason. To reason we must have facts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have two words for yesterday's horrendous shooting: false flag.

The government's narrative is falling apart like a badly made, cheap shirt, with alternate videos, and statements, very much in conflict with the "lone wolf" perp theory the government is trying to cram down our collective throats.

And there is nothing, so far, in the guy's background which at all fits the pattern of a serial killer.

Demcrats, rarely ones willing to allow a good crisis go to waste, are screaming for more gun control, which is their thoroughly predictable response.

But why no images of the gun which, allegedly did most of the killing and maiming?!? Is it perhaps because machine guns like this are almost impossible for average civilians to actually purchase and own?!?

One has to wonder; which of the alphabet soup agencies, blessed by some of those in the Amerikan Deep State, felt that they needed this level of distraction right now?!?

Folks, just in case you didn't get the memo, the US government is heading toward one of two, thoroughy terrifying scenarios here; a world war, or a complete economic collapse. These very sombre realities have passed from the speculative phase to the reality phase rather recently; it is not a question of if, but when.

I cannot see precisely from where the scenarios with Russia, China, North Korea, or Iran may actually be going; I didn't quite inherit the "Nostradamus Gene" in my DNA.

However, Paul Craig Roberts, one of the most sober, responsible analyists I know, and respect, wrote an article this last spring that I think all Americans need to read:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

This would be to prevent any further further rise of the Chinese yuan and the Russian ruble in the world's economy, and protect the hegemony of the US dollar.

That those in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged States of Amerika, are even thinking this way is enough to scare the stuffing out of me.

Oct 03 08:38

The Globalists Are Systematically Destroying America's Middle Class

In America today, well over 100 million people receive money from the federal government each month, and the number of Americans that are truly financially independent is continually shrinking. In fact, only 25 percent of all Americans have more than $10,000 in savings right now according to one survey. If we eventually get to the point where virtually all of us are dependent on the government for our continued existence, that would give the globalists a very powerful tool of control. In the end, they want as many of us dependent on the government as possible, because those that are dependent on the government are a lot less likely to fight against their agenda.

Oct 03 07:58

French Counter-Terror Bill Slammed by Rights Groups as Draconian

A new French counter-terrorism bill has attracted criticism from organizations, including the United Nations, concerned that the additional security powers the bill grants could harm liberty, security, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

Oct 03 07:21

Jason Chaffetz states Sessions is dragging his feet on Dem Scandals

Judge Jeanine video

Emails, IRS, Pagliano, and Fast & Furious.

Oct 03 07:15

Miss Myanmar banned from participating in Miss World

because she raised her voice against Islamic terrorism in Myanmar

Oct 03 07:11

America:The Dictatress of The World

When the Constitution called the federal government into existence, the last thing the American people wanted was a powerful military. They were overwhelmingly opposed to what they called “standing armies,” which was a term used describe a big, permanent military establishment. That was why there was Pentagon, no big, permanent military-industrial complex, no CIA, and no NSA for more than 100 years after the country was established. The American people didn’t want those types of governmental apparatuses to be part of our nation’s political system.

The reason Americans were so opposed to standing armies is because they believed that standing armies constituted a grave threat to their freedom and economic well-being. They knew, from both first-hand experience and through history, that dictators and despots used powerful military establishments to destroy the freedom and prosperity of the citizenry, oftentimes in the name of keeping them safe, secure, and prosperous.

Oct 02 22:50

Puerto Rican Cop Reveals The Truth About The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis From Hurricane Maria

A Hispanic radio station in NYC (La Mega) takes a call from a police officer in Puerto Rico. She tells the truth about the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and who is to blame for aid not being distributed throughout the island. English subtitles are in the video.

Oct 02 16:22

Meet Edward Bernays, Master of Propaganda - Corbett Report Extras

Published on Oct 2, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=259

You’ve heard of his uncle Sigmund, so how come you’ve never heard of him? In this classic episode from The Corbett Report archives James dishes the dirt on Edward Bernays, Freud’s American nephew. Learn how to break societal taboos, get the public to demand poison in the water, and prep the way for an overthrow of a foreign government from the man who literally wrote the book on propaganda!

Oct 02 12:44

Teen ‘shocked’ NYPD detectives claimed sex acts were consensual

A Brooklyn teen who says two NYPD detectives forced her to perform sex acts came forward Friday to demand justice.

Oct 02 11:22

Paying Income Taxes on Crops Eaten by Locusts

The present federal tax code allows deductions for state income taxes. This is as it should be. Why? Because we should not have to pay taxes on what the locusts consume before we harvest the crop.

Oct 02 10:19

We're from the Govt;We're Here to Help You

Noting Puerto Rico, the cat-5'd in conclusion, is there precedent for government and/or agencies interfering with relief efforts?

In Haiti, the Clinton Foundation positioned itself as donation-central. Haiti got close to zilch; the Clintons siphoned more gazillions into their never-enoughness.

And the American Red Cross? Read and weep: Donation-lucre was collected to build houses... which never left the drawing board.

Houston? Cat-5 Hurricane Harvey roaring into view and no mandatory evacuation order was issued. In the superfund-water-wasteland which followed, locals described FEMA and the Red Cross as notable by their absence.

The "Cajun Navy" launched from Louisiana; neighbors rescued the infirm and families from rooftops. A teenage boy paddled, to apartments drowned and people trapped, on an inflatable air mattress.

Oct 01 16:47

KATIE HOPKINS: I never thought I'd find myself on the same side of an argument as Nicola Sturgeon but the sickening sight of Spain's bully-boys in black trying to beat independence out of the Catalans has achieved the impossible

I have never felt more ashamed to be sat navel-gazing here in the UK. It is telling that these shocking images didn't even make the lead item on the BBC news and voters were described as protesters. Sky News went full Big Brother with their headline: The Catalans are finding out what happens when an illegal referendum is held.

Are 844 injured enough? Or do they need to be beaten some more?

...

If democracy matters, even if this vote is illegal, would it be such a bad thing if the people were allowed to vote and have their voices heard. What harm is there in a ballot box if its contents are not supported constitutionally? Must the people be beaten simply for trying?

And as I watched the men in black with their helmets and batons smashing their way through the crowds I wondered about Merkel and her European Army. What would policing mean under a more centralised EU, if you dared to challenge the approved line? Is this the future of the EU. Approved group-think, or else?

Oct 01 16:44

Catalonia: What’s Next?

Spain’s repression has failed

by Justin Raimondo Posted on October 01, 2017
As the Spanish government reveals the true nature of its “democratic” pretensions, injuring hundreds in an effort to stop Catalans from voting, one thing is clear: Catalonia is no longer Spanish. In the very effort to prevent the referendum Madrid has handed the victory to the separatists: this is what the sight of Spanish police clubbing people at the polls means. While previous polls showed that the advocates of Catalan independence were neck-and-neck with those opposed, there is every reason to believe that now the overwhelming majority are for secession. The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has lost whatever legitimacy it once had.

Oct 01 14:11

Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters

Catalan emergency officials say 761 people have been injured as police used force to try to block voting in Catalonia's independence referendum.

Oct 01 09:40

Erdogan Claims Mossad Played a Role in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

Ankara fiercely opposed the referendum and has threatened sanctions against the region, reflecting its worries about its own sizeable Kurdish minority. During a televised speech, Erdogan claimed that Turkey had been saddened to see some Iraqi Kurds acclaiming the independence referendum with Israeli flags.

Oct 01 09:13

BREAKING: Puerto Rican Cop Says San Juan Mayor Is Sabotaging Hurricane Response For Political Reasons

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is deliberately withholding food and supplies from her hurricane-ravaged city as part of a publicity stunt, according to a bombshell video currently circulating across the internet.

The video features a panicked female voice who identifies herself as a police officer from Guaynabo, a suburb of San Juan, calling into a New York City Hispanic language radio station. The caller accuses Cruz, San Juan’s anti-Trump mayor with a penchant for supporting and befriending convicted terrorists, of staggering negligence and dereliction of duty in the wake of Hurricane Maria:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do hope this Puerto Rican cop is wearing her Kevlars; sounds like this mayor is very much both a Clintonista, as well as an adherent to the philosopy of Rom Emanuel, who was frequentely quoted as saying "Never let a good crisis go to waste." That is precisely what she is doing with the horrendous losses with which the Puerto Rican people are suffering; politicizing them.

My net friend who told me about this, also had some choice information about what the unions here have been ordered to do.

The Real Story on Puerto Rico

The San Juan Weekly

Oct 01 06:12

UK Prime Minister Ted Heath pedophile-raped at least one boy among 42 similar criminal complaints. US Presidents Bushes had ‘call boys,’ gay male prostitutes at White House. What, you thought lying rogue state ‘leader’ perversions were limited?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

The UK’s second-leading selling newspaper claims an official report to be released this week will confirm former Prime Minister Ted Heath was a pedophile-rapist suspect of at least one boy, with six other confirmed credible criminal complaints, and a total of 42 unconfirmed criminal complaints from families.

US Presidents Bushes at White House with call boys, gay male prostitutes

As I reported in 2015: 3-minute video from Invisible Empire with President Bush, Jr. kissing, fondling and embracing gay male prostitute, Jeff Gannon:

2-minute video: connecting both presidents Bush to Jeff Gannon:

10-minute 2005 Countdown segment on Jeff Gannon acting as a reporter to toss only softball questions:

President George Bush, Sr. used one crisis actor and two outrageous lies for his unlawful war on Iraq in 1990:

Sep 30 15:23

Stand or kneel for illegal rogue state empire’s national propaganda anthem? Either way: ‘We the People’ must step-up to .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes in war, looting, lying that annually kill millions, harm billions, loot trillions or sing to slavery

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

~ US National Anthem asserting terror or death to American Blacks protesting their slavery, 1812 (by Francis Scott Key, a slave-owning Washington, D.C. lawyer)

Let’s summarize some of this history, then provide context of ongoing US illegal rogue state empire that demands both protests and .01% arrests:

Sep 30 14:42

Vietnam Déjà Vu — Eric Margolis on more disnonest, dishonorable imperial wars.

In spite of all, our imperial impulse till throbs. The nightmare Vietnam War in which over 58,000 American soldiers died for nothing has been largely forgotten. So we can now repeat the same fatal errors again without shame, remorse or understanding.

Sep 30 14:32

Secrets Of JFK Assassination Due To Finally Emerge 54 Years Later In CIA And FBI Files – If Trump Doesn’t Block Their Release

Scholars are eagerly awaiting the anticipated release of thousands of never-before-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades. The National Archives has until October 26 to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, unless Trump intervenes.

Sep 30 14:27

Turkey opens its largest overseas military base in Africa

Turkey has launched a major military base in Somalia. The $50 million facility is designed to provide support and training to troops of the war-torn country which is struggling to rebuild its national security forces. Turkey opened the new military training facility south of Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu Saturday. Senior officials, including Turkey's Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire attended the opening ceremony, which is expected to house and train at least 1,000 soldiers at a time.

Sep 30 11:20

North Korea Seen Moving Missiles As US Admits For First Time It Is In "Direct Contact" With Pyongyang

Separately, on Saturday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged for the first time that the US is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests – a stunning revelation considering that administration officials have until this point insisted that there has been only limited, indirect contact between the White House and the Kim regime. According to the New York Times, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed as much during a speech at the residence of the US ambassador to Beijing after a meeting with Chinese leaders. Tillerson is in China on Saturday for what the NYT described as a “brief visit.”

“We are probing, so stay tuned,” Tillerson said when pressed about how he might begin a conversation with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that could avert what many government officials fear is a significant chance of open conflict between the two countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a "fingers crossed for the even remote possibility here of a diplomatic coup", rather than war on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 30 10:22

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: report

Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected missiles being transported away from North Korea’s Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong in the northern part of Pyongyang.

The report did not say when or where they had been moved.

The missiles could be either intermediate range Hwasong-12 or intercontinental Hwasong-14 missiles, according to the report, though the missile facility at Sanum-dong has been dedicated to the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A source from South Korea’s Defense Ministry said he could not confirm details of the report or whether there has been any unusual activities in the area mentioned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although unsourced, and I cannot find any mention of this movement at 38north.org, an organisation which studies the actions of North Korea primarily via satellite images, if, in fact, King Jung Un is going to be flinging missiles into the air, the next logical date for that to happen, in light of the fact that he loves to pair these launches with national holidays, would be Tuesday, 10 October, a major national holiday for North Korea.

Sep 30 10:11

Israel to approve construction of thousands of new settlement units

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to approve the construction of 3,300 new settlement units during the next meeting of the Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee, which is set to be held on 16 October, Israel’s Channel 7 has reported. Netanyahu made his pledge during a closed meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of the Yesha Council of the West Bank Settlements.

Although all of Israel’s settlements are built on occupied Palestinian territory and are illegal under international law, Netanyahu claims that the Trump administration is prepared to “tolerate” limited settlement building. He told the settlers’ group that he has succeeded in convincing Trump to drop its distinction between settlement blocs and so-called isolated settlements. The US President is, he added, almost ready to present a plan for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Years ago, I warned both Fatah and Hamas that unless they stopped bickering, and presented a united front with which the Israeli government would have to peacefully negotiate the remaining amount of land in which a viable Palestine could exist, wouldn't even amount to the size of Lichtenstein.

And now, the way in which these settlements have been engineered, there can be no contiguous borders for Palestine, period, end of discussion.

Sep 30 10:03

Vatican diplomat accused of uploading child porn from Canadian church on Christmas

Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for a high-ranking Vatican diplomat suspected of uploading child pornography from a church in Ontario last Christmas holidays.

According to police in Windsor, Ontario, Carlo Capella,50, allegedly uploaded the child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship last December.

"In February of 2017, the Windsor Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit received information that originated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Child Exploitation Coordination Center indicating that a suspect in the city of Windsor had allegedly uploaded child pornography using a social networking website," police explained.

Read more
Pope Francis, Portugal May 13, 2017. © Pedro NunesPope Francis: Vatican had 2,000 sex abuse cases backlog, sluggishness complaints justified

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luke Picard double facepalm, at velocity, upon reading this.

There is, and has been, an institutional illness in the Catholic church, among its clergy, and representatives; and Pope after Pope, in the 21st century, have railed against it, but have provided no real cure or response.

The Catholic Church Has Paid Out $3,994,797,060.10 as a Result of the Sex Abuse Scandals

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/11/04/the-catholic-church-has-paid-out-3994797060-10-as-a-result-of-the-sex-abuse-scandals/#GAJmovQhH5sbXbex.99

The potential cure?!? Demand that all clerics and diplomats be married, and that couples are vetted for their mutual vocations in the church. That includes the Pope.

And to Britain's Jo Brand, one of the smartest, most compassionate, actors/commedians/writers/ thinkers of whom I know, and deeply appreciate, I have a concept for a brilliant monologue about the Pope's wife, if you are brave enough to listen to it! :-)

Sep 30 09:50

Iraq plans to take control of Kurdistan region's border 'in coordination' with Iran, Turkey

Iraq plans to take control of the borders of its autonomous Kurdistan region “in coordination” with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Friday.

The statement did not give more detail or indicate specifically whether Iraqi forces were planning to move toward the external border posts controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from the Iranian and Turkish side.

The move to seize the border posts is a response to a Kurdish referendum on Monday that produced a vote in favor of secession from Iraq.

Following the vote, Iraq, Iran and Turkey demanded that the KRG relinquish control over its external border crossings with Turkey, Iran and Syria.

Backed by Ankara and Tehran, the Iraqi government has demanded that the Kurdish leadership cancel the result of the referendum or face the prospect of sanctions, international isolation and possibly a military intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that this Kurdish independence referendum has brought Iraq closer into the orbit of Turkey and Iran, rather than the orbit of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America; one has to wonder, regionally, how this is going to play out over time.

Sep 30 09:45

Denmark deploys soldiers to border with Germany

People crossing into Denmark from Germany will now be greeted with the sight of armed soldiers. And a new European Union proposal means border controls could be extended.

The soldiers are meant to reinforce the police checks that are still in place on the border with the German state of Schleswig Holstein near the city of Flensburg. Border controls were introduced in January 2016 in the wake of the refugee influx into Europe.

Danish officials said the new soldiers would only work in the background and would not directly check cars. Their main role was to help transport suspects and perform guard duty, Brian Fussing of the southern Jutland special border police unit told reporters. The soldiers would initially be deployed for three months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like that "cultural enrichment", courtesy of uncontrolled immigration into Denmark, just hasn't worked out so well for them.....and for most of the rest of Europe, due to the overwhelming number of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa they have accepted:

Denmark's "no go" zones threatening postal workers

Facts about migration and crime in Sweden

Sharia "no go " zones in Europe


'No-go zone' for women? How street harassment in Paris boiled over

And the reality of the problems are, for far too many of them, that they generally have no competitive job skills; they don't want to assimilate; cannot speak, and refuse to learn, the local languages; and want the European countries which have accepted them, to become horrific copies of the failed states from which they have fled.

Please remember that for many of the cultures represented by these immigrants, the rape of women; female genital mutilation; and the forbidding of anything remotely approximating an education for women is the absolute norm.

I would therefore suggest to the native born women of Europe that becoming skilled with whatever weapons allowed by your country, should be something you immediately need to undertake.

And remember: traveling in groups give you the advantage of better safety.

Once groups of immigrant mauraders understand that there are boundaries past which their behaviour cannot be tolerated, and steep prices to be paid for grossly inappropriate behaviour, these attacks will most likely cease.

Sep 30 09:19

Spectre of N. Korean atmospheric nuclear test prompts emergency plans in Seoul & Tokyo

South Korean banks and utility companies are drawing up plans to construct shielding and potentially move operations overseas to protect against North Korea as further provocation from Pyongyang is expected on October 10.
South Korean banks and vital infrastructure facilities, including nuclear power plants and government ministries, have reportedly been hacked by Pyongyang in the past. And as tensions in the region escalate, many now fear the North Korean regime will conduct an atmospheric nuclear test to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea on October 10.

The South Korean government warned Thursday that its northern neighbor was "highly likely" to continue military provocations in the build up to the October celebrations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

10 October is one week from this Tuesday.

I really hope and pray that Kim Jung Un has the horse-sense not to do this, but one can never really know what his agenda may be.

He may well feel that he has no choice but to test something, as a reminder to the US and the West, that he is developing his nuclear energy program to defend against regime change in North Korea.

And with all of the vitriol and bluster from President Trump, Japan, and South Korea, at this point, who can blame him?!?

Sep 30 09:13

Debt-Slave Industry Frets over Impact of Mass Credit Freezes

Their doom-and-gloom scenario: Consumers suddenly becoming prudent. “Let’s face it, 143 million frauds won’t be perpetrated right away; it will take some time to filter through,” Steve Bowman, chief credit and risk officer at GM Financial, the auto-lending subsidiary of General Motors, told Reuters.

Sep 30 09:11

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how most other outlets presented this extraordinary claim.

So what was wrong with this story? Just one small thing: it was false. The story began to fall apart yesterday when Associated Press reported that Wisconsin – one of the states included in the original report that, for obvious reasons, caused the most excitement – did not, in fact, have its election systems targeted by Russian hackers:

Sometimes stories end up debunked. There’s nothing particularly shocking about that. If this were an isolated incident, one could chalk it up to basic human error that has no broader meaning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Conflicting elements of the US government lie to us on a consistent basis, to shove their agendas down our collective throats; that is simply the way those in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America practice their politics.

Sep 30 09:05

Catalans occupy voting stations to defy Madrid's order to stop referendum

Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum cannot go ahead.

The central government, which has sent thousands of police reinforcements to stop people voting and has attempted to dismantle the infrastructure needed to conduct the referendum it says is illegal, insisted it would not go ahead.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont told Reuters in an interview, however: “Everything is prepared at the more than 2,000 voting points so they have ballot boxes and voting slips, and have everything people need to express their opinion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the government of Spain; as a country which is part of the UN, for which the tenent of peaceful self-determination is enshrined in its charter, do you have any possible clue as to how lousy the optics of these moves look to the rest of the world?!?!?

The intelligent, rational thing to do would be to develop a dialogue with a soon to be independent Catalonia, and create a workable economic partnership here.

Of course, that... would be both pragmatic and intelligent.

Sep 29 22:04

The Epic Saga of a Smart Meter Opt-Out

Sep 29 15:08

“I Thought I Was Middle-Class?”

When I saw that slimy tentacle of the Goldman Sachs vampire squid, Gary Cohn, bloviating about Trump’s tax plan and how it was going to do wonders for the middle class, I knew I was probably going to get screwed again. And after perusing the outline of their plan, it is certain I will be getting it up the ass once again from my beloved government. (“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.” – Bill Murray)

Sep 29 14:54

Pelosi mutters ‘oh God’ during question, suffers brain freeze, stares at reporters

Nancy Pelosi wanted to talk about a bailout for Puerto Rico today, but a reporter wanted her opinion on “gun legislation” moving through Congress instead. The House Minority Leader couldn’t hide her disdain for — or fear of — the question. ( One reason she may not have wanted to talk about guns is because the National Rifle Association has a higher approval rating than Congress. Last year, the NRA enjoyed a 42 percent approval rating, according to NBC. The job approval of Congress sits at a paltry 8 percent, according to an Economist poll. )

Sep 29 14:44

Don’t Fall for Tax Reform

It’s a con, and a shell game. It’s a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure the real issue, which is the total cost– financial, compliance, and human– taxes impose on society. The fundamental questions about war and entitlements and state power go unasked. We never consider whether Congress really needs to spend more than $4 trillion in 2018, or how it managed to double federal spending in only 15 years.

Sep 29 14:33

A war between the US and North Korea is 'now a real possibility,' an influential British think tank warns

The British think tank RUSI believes that a US-North Korea war is "a real possibility."

The war could be started by either side. It "will not be surgical or short," the think tank said, and there would be "scenes of carnage."
Even without nuclear weapons, such a war could kill hundreds of thousands of people in a week, produce millions of refugees, and wreck the global economy.
The UK should refuse to unconditionally support the US in this war, RUSI said.
An acclaimed British defence think tank has warned that war between North Korea and the United States is "now a real possibility" and that peaceful talks may no longer work to bring down tensions.

In a report Thursday, the Royal United Services Institute said a war could start in two main ways: Either Pyongyang could strike if it believes the US is planning a surprise attack, or Washington could strike if North Korea fires test missiles near Guam or California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have been told that there have been some "back channel" communications between representatives for North Korean and American Governments; but looking at the larger picture, it is difficult to imagine what those negotiations have actually acheived toward ratcheting down tensions here.

Tillerson is in Beijing right now, in discussions with his Chinese counterpart; I hope they are making some headway in dealing with Kim Jung Un, but these discussions are very very.....guarded, so it is hard to know what is going on. I would like to hope that when Tillerson gets back to the US, that there will be some progress to report.

Sep 29 14:24

Russia Blames ‘Two-Faced’ US for Killing General in Syria—Moscow Will View it As Declaration of War

Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov, of the Russian armed forces, was killed after coming under shelling from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants near Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced.

Immediately after his death, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the “two-faced policy” of the United States was to blame for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov in Syria, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.

Asapov, commander of the 5th Army in Russia’s Eastern Military District, one of the four strategic commands in the Russian Armed Forces, is the highest-ranking Russian officer to be killed in the Syrian campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please look at the uptick in the demonization of both Russia and Syria lately; we are being groomed for against Russia and Syria over the newly "independent" Kurdistan, the referendum for that status having been voted on this last Monday.

The longer the American troops remain on the ground here in Syria, the more certain will be a military clash

Sep 29 14:13

Spain Says "Referendum Won't Happen", To Shut Barcelona Airspace After Catalan Separatists Unveil Ballot Boxes

The Spanish government reiterated its angry rhetoric this morning that the "Catalan referendum won't happen" with Íñigo Méndez de Vigo saying "organizers will be held responsible," after they unveiled the ballot boxes and discussed the 2,315 polling stations to be used.

In a sign that large crowds are again expected on the streets on Sunday, department store chain El Corte Ingles said it would shut three stores in central Barcelona. The central government said airspace above the city would be partly restricted.

Lines of tractors draped in the red-and-yellow striped Catalan flag left provincial towns on Friday, planning to converge on Barcelona in a sign of support for the referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does Prime Minister Rajoy have a clue of what this is looking like to other UN nations, the charter of which embraces the principal of peaceful self-determination?!?

The optics are absolutely breathtakingly horrific; that he cannot or will not see them, may push Spain into yet another civil war.

Sep 29 14:05

Coverup? FBI, DOJ Refuse To Comply With Congressional "Trump Dossier" Subpoena

n what looks like a naked coverup meant to obscure the fact that the Department of Justice's decision to launch a criminal investigation into possible Russia-Trump collusion was based on a lie, Reuters reports that the DOJ and FBI are resisting a Congressional subpoena from to turn over documents that would reveal details about how the infamous "Trump dossier" factored into their decision to launch said investigation.

Despite receiving the subpoena from US Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the FBI is steadfastly refusing to turn over the documents because the agency says they would purportedly compromise an ongoing criminal investigation (the FBI’s investigation into Mueller). More likely, the agency’s intransigence stems from fears that the one Russia collusion narrative that Democrats have actively worked to suppress could come back to haunt them.

Sep 29 14:03

Spanish Government Orders Google To Delete App Used For Catalan Independence Vote

Catalonia’s High Court on Friday ordered Google to delete an application that it said Catalan separatists were using to spread information about a disputed independence vote this Sunday, Reuters reported. The court also ordered Google to block any future applications developed by the gmail address “Onvotar1oct@gmail.com”, according to a written ruling.

The app, which was available on Google Play until just before 7 p.m. on Friday, helps people to find their polling station via their address and shows the closest polling stations on Google Maps via GPS, the name of the town or keywords. It also allows users to share links to polling station locations, according to The Spain Report.

Google told The Spain Report that: "we remove content from our platforms when we receive a court order or when it violates our terms and conditions". The app no longer appears to be available from Spain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever ready to please their governmental Masters, Google folds again, just as it did with censorship in China.

Sep 29 13:58

Even The Cheapest Obamacare Plans Are "Unaffordable" In 94% Of American Cities, New Study Finds

We've frequently warned that Obamacare is locked in an inescapable death spiral that will result in its inevitable failure. The problem is that the folks who make too much to qualify for subsidies (currently defined as roughly $80,000 for a family of 3) are increasingly being priced out of the market for individual insurance by Obamacare's 30%+ price hikes that consistently come year after year. Meanwhile, those "rich" families making $80,000 a year are the ones expected to overpay for their health insurance so that a portion of their premiums can be "spread around a little bit" (as Obama likes to say) to subsidize the premiums of others. Of course, it's easy to see the circularity here as higher premiums equals less "full-paying" customers and less subsidies equals higher premiums...until the whole system collapses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just completely insane, and until and unless Congress moves its collective derriere with regard to affordable, workable healthcare, more Americans will be priced out of the health care system in this country.

Sep 29 13:27

Americans burdened by Obamacare now face even higher costs

Jim Hansen and his wife considered themselves fortunate when they retired five years ago. The Denver couple, both electrical engineers, were healthy. They'd socked away an ample nest egg. And they found health insurance that, if not cheap, seemed reasonable for two people in their late 50s. Then, the math started to change. Since 2015, the couple's annual premiums have more than tripled and may hit nearly $18,000 next year.

Sep 29 12:40

Lost in the tax reform debate

The biggest concern for politicians is whether the overhaul will result in a net loss of revenue for the government. This implies two things: 1) that the money belongs to the government; and 2) that the government could not function with less money. Neither of these is true. Years of study and observation tell me that not one person in a million understands the income tax. The income tax is probably the greatest deception and fraud in history, because it is the foundation of a private monetary system. The very few who do understand vomit every time they hear the word “democracy.”

Sep 29 11:26

Liberal logic: Chicago politician says forget spending cuts, we could raise revenue with ‘super ticket-writers’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to close the city’s $260 million budget gap– and cutting spending evidently isn’t an option in the liberal city. One possibility to increase revenue suggested by a local politician would involve hiring a crew of special cops whose primary job is to harass and fine residents for as many petty quality-of-life violations as possible.

Sep 29 11:14

The FBI Just Stopped Publishing Data on America’s Ridiculous Marijuana Arrest Rates

Regardless of the hard numbers, cops around the country are undeniably facing a growing backlash against their enforcement of increasingly archaic drug laws.

Sep 29 10:53

The Ugly Truth Behind Obama’s War on the Second Amendment

Sometimes, when the government abuses its tremendous power to scapegoat someone, even proponents of government power find it to be too much.

Sep 29 09:42

EU acts like Third Reich says Czech official after Brussels mulls ban of local rum

The spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman has hit out at a decision by the European Union to potentially ban a key chemical in a popular local spirit, comparing the move to that of the Nazis during their World War II occupation.

“The Empire has decided that there will be no ‘tuzemak’ (Czech rum) to drink in the protectorate,” Jiri Ovcacek wrote on his Facebook page. Following the 1939 annexation of Czechoslovakia it became a protectorate, while Adolf Hitler-ruled Berlin was informally referred to as the “Empire.”

Sep 29 09:25

"F**k Your F**king Freedom Of Speech" - Angry Student Steals MAGA Hat, Demands Victim Be Punished

A video of the incident obtained by Campus Reform shows an enraged female student taking the hat to the school’s Student Life Department as Matthew Vitale fruitlessly attempts to explain to the young woman that the hat is his property.

“So this guy thought it would be a good idea to go into a conference wearing this f***ing hat,” the student who stole the hat states.

“Look at the kind of sh*t he’s wearing, You know what this represents? This represents genocide—genocide of a bunch of people.”
Vitale then tries to explain that “you do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs in this country,” to which the unidentified thief replies, “man, f*** your laws.”

“Do you have any f***ing conscience?” she goes on to ask, questioning why Vitale would dare to wear a MAGA hat on campus and telling him that his “f***ing freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somewhere in this lady's "educational process", she has decided that the unholy trio of rudeness, violence, and victimhood are the essential tools for personal empowerment.

I would suggest that when and if she graduates, and trys to find meaningful employment, that she may well be disabused of these notions very quickly.

Sep 29 09:16

MYSTERY: New Way Of Watching You

Sep 29 08:32

Google warns that govt is demanding more of your private data than ever

And thousands more user accounts have been affected by US national security orders than previously reported.

Sep 29 06:40

THE US MILITARY IS QUIETLY BUILDING SKYNET

The US’s military leaders have agreed on a strategy to guarantee the US military retains its global dominance during the twenty-first century: Connect everything with everything, as DefenseOne describes it. The result? An unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most advanced weaponry, and in control of all military equipment belonging to the world’s most powerful army.

Sound familiar? It should...

A networked military – an extreme take on the “internet of things” - would connect everything from F-35 jets to the Navy’s destroyers to the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the devices carried by soldiers – every weapon would be connected. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data, constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global network.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What happens when one of the pieces of networked code in this 21st century Rube Goldberg contraption starts making autonomous decisions about how evil humankind has become, and decides to "cure the problem"?!?

Gee, what could go wrong?!? (other than everything)?!?

Sep 29 00:55

Patriotism Is A Two-Edged Sword — Paul Craig Roberts

On the Russian and Chinese side what can be done is a tri-party mutual defense pact between Russia, Iran, and China that is made public. This would tell the psychopaths in Washington and Israel that an attack on Iran means World War III. If this is not a deterrent, then Washington and Israel are lost to evil, and life on earth is ended.

Sep 28 18:26

We Must Act Now To Lock Down Our Constitutional Rights

The individual rights guaranteed by the 1st and 2nd Amendments of our Constitution are under attack. A dangerous new movement has emerged in American politics, one that seeks to upend the 225-year tradition that in America laws are made only with the consent of the governed. Many so-called progressives believe that when, sooner or later, they regain control of the White House they can erode and weaken the 1st Amendment rights like free speech and religious freedom as well as the 2nd Amendment's guarantee of the right to bear arms, not by passing legislation, but, through regulations dictated by the President's un-elected bureaucrats in Washington.

Sep 28 18:15

Federal Judge Smacks Down DOJ Lawyers Protecting Hillary – Will Review Redacted Clinton Emails

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday that a federal judge will personally review, on camera, redacted material from Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State.

Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge will personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. Judge Kollar-Kotelly also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered. In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving human being!!

Sep 28 17:48

If North Korea Fires an ICBM, the US Might Have to Shoot It Down Over Russia

Missile-defense physics may require interceptors to fly into ‘the teeth of the Russian early warning net.’

If Pyongyang fires a missile at the United States, its most-likely trajectory would take it over the North Pole. A U.S. attempt to shoot down that missile would probably occur within Russian radar space — and possibly over Russia itself. “It’s something we’re aware of,” Gen. Lori Robinson, who leads both U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said Wednesday. “It’s something we work our way through.”

By year’s end, the U.S. will have deployed 44 ground-based interceptors, or GBIs: 40 at Fort Greeley, Alaska, and four at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. If deterrence fails, those interceptors would be the last line of defense against a North Korean missile. Each incoming ICBM might be met with four or more GBIs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can someone please tell me, with an absolutely straight face, how such a missile strike is NOT going to be perceived as an act of war against Russia instead?!?

The Prof's math calcs may be "surgically correct"; but the potential optics, and intimations of a US generated war against Russia with such a stunt; holy crud and a half!!

Sep 28 15:12

Duping Americans And Wasting Taxpayers’ Money

I don’t know about you, but the brouhaha going on about “national pride” prior to sporting events, e.g., football games in particular, seems to be something apparently programmed to bring about a specific agenda, which most folks probably don’t recognize for what it truly is—another propaganda-like campaign following in the footsteps of “Public Relations founder/guru” Edward Bernays, whose strategies were to manipulate American minds to and for special vested interests’ agendas.

Sep 28 15:03

Pizza Hut Employee Fights Off Armed Robber And Is Now Fighting To Keep His Job

“It was a good old-fashioned gunfight,” he recalled afterward. “I protected [Pizza Hut] like it was my home. I can’t believe that after I protected the store, I’m basically losing my job,” he said.

Sep 28 14:52

Thousands Donated To A Woman Who Was Fired For Using A Gun To Defend Herself

Mendez pointed a gun towards Wertz during an attempted robbery, making Wertz realize “it was either shoot or be shot.” When asked, Wertz said that she would rather be alive and without a job than dead. Sentiments shared by most human beings. It was later discovered to be an airsoft gun missing the orange tip, but in the heat of the moment, Wertz did what almost any other would have done to preserve their life.

Sep 28 14:39

Clinton Lawyer Helped Facebook Avoid Political Ad Disclosures

So, which is it? Does Facebook possess some sinister capacity to sway elections? Or are Facebook ads equivalent to “small items” like buttons and stickers, like Elias had claimed back in 2011? You’ll have to figure that one out for yourself.

Sep 28 13:37

Mahmoud Abbas is no Yasser Arafat. He must go.

Stuart Littlewood explains why Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – and indeed the PA itself – have outlived any useful function they might have had – and should now step aside and make way for more competent leaders.

Sep 28 11:14

Canada Investigates “Climate Change Deniers”

It’s great that in the scientific community, you are always free to disagree. In fact, it is encouraged!

Just kidding!

When it comes to climate change, you better tout the official story or keep your mouth shut.

It started when the global warming alarmists started saying, “Case closed! No more debate!” Of course, that was before they changed it to climate change. I guess it wasn’t so cut and dry after all.

Then they moved on to alienating and ruining the careers of anyone who disagreed or even tried to discuss it rationally. They treated you as a pariah if you even questioned the “fact” that humans caused climate change. Heresy!

Sep 28 09:29

Conflict censorship? YouTube deletes footage of coalition airstrikes

Footage of coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq has been removed and restricted by YouTube, sparking a furious censorship row for the video sharing site.

Sep 28 09:06

US Promises to Deploy ‘Strategic’ Military Assets Near Korean Peninsula

South Korean National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong says that the US has committed to deploying more “strategic” military assets around the Korean Peninsula. Such deployments are to start later this year.

Details are scant, but Chung suggested the deployment was meant to show that there wasn’t “any crack” between the US and the South Korean government amid mounting US tensions with North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has insisted that he will not allow any US deployments of nuclear weapons into South Korea. This likely rules out a lot of such assets, though “strategic” assets could still include aircraft carriers and heavy bombers.

The caveat that the deployments will be “near” the Korean Peninsula could mean the US is planning buildups in Guam and Japan as well.

Sep 28 09:02

Iraqi PM Demands Kurds ‘Cancel’ Referendum Result

The results of the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum on secession are in, with over 92% of the voters in favor of seceding from Iraq. Iraq’s Prime Minister Hayder Abadi has threatened military action in retaliation.

In fact, Abadi is now demanding that the Kurds totally cancel the vote, even though it’s already taken place and the results are already in, saying he will “never discuss” the results of the referendum because Iraq’s parliament didn’t give them permission for it.

Iraqi officials seem to be throwing everything at the situation in Kurdistan now and seeing what sticks. Demands for the Kurds to surrender their airports have been spurned, and Kurdish officials had ruled out returning to Baghdad’s rule before Abadi’s latest demands were even made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi, a word, please; in a terse statement my late grandmother frequently used to illustrate the reality that it was past time to actually fix something, she would say: "The horse is already out of the barn."

The Iraqi Kurdish people have spoken, and with one voice; how you deal with it will, ultimately, be in one of two ways; either a Turkish-assisted genocide of the Iraqi Kurds, or a political accomodation which requires no bloodshed.

The choice is both yours, and that of the Iraqi government.

But I can assure you, that the entire world is watching.

As a member of the UN, and represented by Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, Mohammed al – Hakim, you must understand that peaceful self-determination is enshrined in the UN charter, to which Iraq is a signatory.

So you have the choice; genocide; or accomodation.

Which will it be, Prime Minister Abadi, with the entire world watching and collectively holding its breath?!?

Sep 28 08:50

Sweden Facing New Challenges as Acid Throwing Plague Reaches Scandinavia

The UK has recently achieved the dubious honor of becoming the "world capital of acid attacks," which have more than tripled in six years. Now, this deadly trend appears to have reached Scandinavia, as two people were attacked with a caustic liquid in Greater Stockholm earlier this week.
Two people were taken to hospital in Upplands Väsby north of Stockholm after being attacked with some sort of caustic liquid. The offender is believed to have escaped in a car after spilling the noxious liquid into his victim's faces.

"A person, a man, left the scene in a car and is currently wanted by the authorities," Anna Westberg of the Stockholm Police told the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

While the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported the liquid to be ammonia, the police have not commented on the incident.

"I cannot say exactly what kind of liquid it was," Anna Westberg told Expressen.

Acid Gaining Popularity Over Knives as Preferred Weapon of British Gangs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome, Sweden, to the "wonderful world of cultural enrichment", courtesy of your immigration policy.

Sep 28 08:45

THE LETHAL FOREIGN POLICY OF MILITARY EXPERTS

Libya was bombed by the US government yesterday, but you wouldn’t know it because the media have been obsessed with the #TakeAKnee dispute between the president and the NFL. Trump may not even be aware that Libya was bombed under his authority, because he has put his trusty “Mad Dog” on a very long leash, in the hopes that he’ll be able to figure out how to clean up the mess in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is rather unfortunate, at this point in President Trump's tenure as President, that his unholy triumverate of "president whisperers", Mattis, Kelly, and Mc Master, appear to believe that the only anwser to any geopolitical issue in which the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika is involved appears to be... yet more war.

Sep 28 08:42

Half of Americans currently pay no federal income tax at all!

The Trump-Ryan tax cuts don’t solve any of our problems, unless you believe that the wealthy don’t have quite enough money yet. But the latest figures from the Federal Reserve show that the top 1% is capturing a greater share of both national income and wealth. House Speaker Paul Ryan calls tax cuts the “secret sauce” for a better economy. But that the secret sauce is just the same old ketchup and mayo.

Sep 28 08:38

What Can Be Done? Paul Craig Roberts on the US drive to global war

Despite clear evidence that Washington has chosen the path to conflict with Russia and China, European governments have not objected. Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltics even seem to demand more conflict or a quicker path to conflict. The European peoples themselves have not elected leadership that is willing to repudiate vassalage to Washington and conduct a rational foreign policy toward Russia.

Sep 28 08:37

ISRAELI MINISTER COMES CLEAN ABOUT TEL AVIV’S ‘ASSAD CAN SORT OF STAY’ NARRATIVE

The new phase of Israel aggression against Syria revolves around the targeting of a comparatively small group of Iranian military advisors who are in the country. In the Israeli lexicon, targeting ‘Iran’ is also a code word for targeting the Lebanese Arab party Hezbollah whose volunteers are cooperating with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic against jihadist terrorists. Thus far, Israel has struck Syrian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, but the Israeli regime has not killed any actual Iranians in Syria.

Now, a prominent minister in the Likud regime, Ze’ev Elkin, has given an interview with the ultra-liberal Russian radio station Echo of Moscow and has said the following,

“I do not think we should interfere in this issue. Usually, our attempts to interfere in our neighbours”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please do not, for one moment, make any mistake about how Israel wants "regime change" to be achieved in both Tehran and Damascus; predominantly, at the costs of American blood and American money.

Sep 28 08:34

Ron Paul Warns of False Flag — Urges Americans to resist Deep State mass-murder

We are seeing now in regard to North Korea a replay of the type of campaign the deep state and the media used in 2001 through 2003 to stir up the American people to support the invasion of Iraq.

Sep 28 08:30

U.S. CONDUCTS FIRST AIRSTRIKE IN LIBYA UNDER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

On 22 September, the US conducted an airstrike on an ISIS camp in the desert valleys about 150 miles south-east of Sirte, reportedly killing 17 ISIS fighters and destroying 3 vehicles. US Africa Command (Africom) said the strikes were carried out by armed Reaper drones flying from a base in Sicily. Reda Eissa, a spokesman for the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Misrata-led al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) coalition said he had no information about the airstrikes. Interestingly, the Libyan National Army (LNA) also said that it conducted airstrikes against ISIS targets near Sadada, west of Sirte, on the same day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is the true legacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; civil war, death, disease, and castastrophe of unmeasurable proportions in Libya.

Sep 28 08:23

TURKEY, IRAQ, AND IRAN CONSIDER JOINT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST THE KURDS

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today warned that every option is on the table for dealing with Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence bid, and that they are considering a joint military operation with the Iraqi central government against the Kurds.

Iran chimed in shortly thereafter, saying they’re eager to stand with both Iraq and Turkey to rule out any possible secession of the Kurds. Top Khamenei adviser Ali Akbar Velayati termed the big “an abhorrent deviation,” adding that the region would “not allow the creation of a second Israel.”

Iraqi officials haven’t directly addressed the possibility of military action against the Kurds, though the Iraqi parliament has approved the deployment of the military into areas contested by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the sense I get here, is that we are looking at ethnic cleansing of Iraqi Kurds, and happening quickly.

Turkey, historically, is very comfortable with the concept of genocide:

The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.

As the Turkish government considers much of its own Kurdish population to be "terrorists", belonging to, or adhering to the principals of the PKK (even though many are completely innocent of any violence, and just requesting more rights and freedoms as an ethnic minority in Turkey), They will not hesitate to ethnically cleanse Iraq of its Kurdish population in a heartbeat, given the opportunity.

Sep 28 08:06

FOIA: How Police Convinced the FAA to Put a No Fly Zone Over Standing Rock

"We need to ensure the movement of law enforcement trying to protect the innocent is not being broadcast live by the use of drones."

When last year's Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protests came to a head, disturbing footage shot by Indigenous drone pilots revealed the extreme brutality of Morton County police.

Using drones, peaceful demonstrators, also called "water protectors," filmed an armored vehicle launching percussion grenades into the crowd; water cannons being fired at civilians; and continued pipeline construction after dark. Their footage helped to expose the military-style tactics used by local law enforcement to suppress dissent—excessive force that is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed against Morton County by on behalf of those injured at the Standing Rock protest camp.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but thoroughly predictable as orders from the monied to their alleged serfs.

Sep 28 08:01

IRAQ AUTHORISES TROOP DEPLOYMENT IN KIRKUK

Of the many controversial elements surrounding this week’s Kurdish separatist referendum in Iraq, the inclusion of the oil rich region of Kirkuk was among the most controversial.

Kirkuk has never been a part of autonomous Kurdish regions in Iraq, but in spite of this, the secessionist Kurdish leaders included Kirkuk in areas where Kurds voted to secede from Iraq. Crucially, the referendum was boycotted by Kirkuk’s non-Kurdish populations, including Iraqi Arabs.

After giving secessionist leaders a three day ultimatum to handover regional airports to Iraqi authorities, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi now has a parliamentary mandate to send Iraqi troops into Kirkuk to police the general security against secessionist activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well get very bloody, and quickly.

What the Kurdish political leaders fully expected from the US, after being their proxy in Syria, was an independent Kurdistan, but it looks as though the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika is walking back on this.

So now that the referendum has passed, overwhelmingly, just how are those in the Bowels of Power in this country going to play this?!? By supporting the Iraqi government, and betraying the Kurds, or by supporting the Kurds, and betraying the Iraqi government?!?

The US government cannot have this both ways.

Sep 28 05:36

The Militarization of the NFL

Professional sports should stop shilling for the warfare state.

Before 2009, Colin Kaepernick would have had to find some other way to protest racism against African Americans. That’s because until the height of the Iraq War, NFL football players weren’t even required to leave the locker room for the national anthem, much less stand for it.

(*Everybody's Mad As Hell at The Pitsburgh Steelers for reverting to that old NFL policy
That seems like the simplest solution .
Before the knee protests players didn't exactly stand at attention while the anthem was performed
. you'd see them doing stand in place Calisthenics , toe raises , trunk twists , bouncing from one foot to the other , grasping a towel that's hanging around the neck , etc.
They're there to play football , not to praise ceaser I MEAN TRUMP , and they're not members of the armed forces . )

Sep 27 16:34

FOIA: How Police Convinced the FAA to Put a No Fly Zone Over Standing Rock

When last year's Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protests came to a head, disturbing footage shot by Indigenous drone pilots revealed the extreme brutality of Morton County police. Using drones, peaceful demonstrators, also called "water protectors," filmed an armored vehicle launching percussion grenades into the crowd; water cannons being fired at civilians; and continued pipeline construction after dark. Their footage helped to expose the military-style tactics used by local law enforcement to suppress dissent—excessive force that is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed against Morton County by on behalf of those injured at the Standing Rock protest camp.

Sep 27 16:19

Why Do You Eat Bacon And Eggs? - corbettreport

Published on Sep 27, 2017SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24124

Because the Beech-Nut Packing Company told you to, that's why. But don't take it from me, take it from the man who engineered the campaign himself, Edward Bernays. So what other ideas have been woven so thoroughly into the fabric of our society that we no longer even stop to think about them?

Sep 27 15:30

This Chart Defines The 21st Century Economy

Policy tweaks such as tax reform are mere public relations ploys. The cancer eating away at our economy and society arises from the Federal Reserve and the structure of our financial system, and the the degradation of our representative democracy into a pay-to-play auction to the highest bidder.

Sep 27 15:15

Illegals costing Americans RECORD $135 billion a year…

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.... And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.

Sep 27 15:02

GOP’s tax outline gives huge cuts to businesses, but details of individual relief are less certain

Businesses would receive huge tax cuts and many middle-class Americans would see relief under a tax overhaul outline agreed to by President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans, according to people familiar with the plan.

Sep 27 14:59

Don’t Fall For It : Poll shows Nearly half support US military action against North Korea

Nearly half of the Americans believe the tough rhetoric between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea is more than just a war of words, a new poll shows. Close to 50 percent of the 1,500 people polled in the latest Economist/YouGov survey believed Trump “actually means to attack North Korea” while 45 percent believe Kim intends to do the same to the United States.

Sep 27 13:50

The Real Constitution

The real U.S. Constitution, which was scrapped long ago, does not permit judges to be its final interpreters, executive orders, coercion of the people of a State by the federal government, delegation of control of the currency to a private banking cartel, the subsidy of private corporations, or calling the militia to active service except in case of invasion or rebellion and at the request of the State.

Sep 27 13:18

Our Crazy-Making, Profiteering Education-Career Maze

This is the American education-career maze–ineffective, self-defeating, wasteful, irrational, and apparently designed to maximize student confusion, poor choices and profiteering by higher education and the student-loan racketeers.

Sep 27 13:10

Government Ruined 653,249 Lives Over Cannabis in 2016 Because 5 Corrupt Industries Paid Them To

In the land of the free, citizens found in possession of a plant — that grows wild on every continent except Antarctica — can and will be kidnapped, caged or killed. In fact, in just the short time it took you to click this article and read this first paragraph, someone was just arrested for cannabis.

Sep 27 12:51

Credit Rating Agencies Can’t Be Trusted

RT talked to investing guru and financial commentator Jim Rogers who said the American rating agencies are incompetent and have “made a lot mistakes in the past decades.” --“They’ve been so wrong so many times in the past. They are totally incompetent; they don’t know what they are doing,” said Rogers.

Sep 27 09:44

Netanyahu convenes security cabinet to discuss Iran missile threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called a special meeting of his security cabinet following Iran’s testing of a ballistic missile that can reach Israel over the weekend.

The missile test, along with efforts to get world powers to cancel or fix the Iran nuclear deal, were the top priorities at the meeting, Israel Radio reported.

Netanyahu also planned to brief the body on his meetings last week in New York during which he held discussions with US President Donald Trump and separately with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Iran gave Netanyahu a gift with this missile test; now, he has something else to talk about other than the corruption trial, coming up soon!!

Sep 27 09:38

WORLD NEWSSpanish Police to Take Over Catalan Polling Stations to Thwart Independence Vote

Spain's government said on Tuesday police would take control of voting booths in Catalonia to help thwart the region's planned independence referendum that Madrid has declared illegal.

The dispute has plunged Spain into one of its biggest political crises since the restoration of democracy in the 1970s after decades of military dictatorship.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said the referendum is against the law and the constitutional court has ordered it be halted while its legality is determined. Catalonia's separatist government, however, remains committed to holding it on Sunday.

Rajoy, speaking on Tuesday alongside U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, said it would be "ridiculous" if the affluent northeastern region declared independence from Spain.

Trump said he opposed the referendum and wanted a united Spain. "I really think the people of Catalonia would stay with Spain. I think it would be foolish not to," he told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a word, please; as a country which is a signatory to the UN, for which the concept of peaceful self-determination is enshrined in its charter, does the Spanish government have any possible clue about how geopolitically lousy the optics are of these moves against the Catalonian referendum?!?

I am having a double Picard facepalm, at warp speed, upon reading this!!!

Not allowing this referendum may well place Spain in the peril of having a civil war; and that, sir, is something no sane Spaniard would want to see happen!!!

Sep 27 09:27

WAS FACEBOOK PRESSURED INTO FINDING ‘SOMETHING’ TO IMPLICATE RUSSIA?

Robert Parry of Consortium News just published an extremely important article picking apart The Washington Post’s latest attempt to convince readers that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. election. In this case, by purchasing a measly $100,000 of Facebook ads.

The Washington Post, which has a history of falsely claiming certain alternative media websites work for the Kremlin, is owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, which has a $600 million contract with the CIA. When it comes to Russia hysteria, the paper is in a class of its own.

What follows are some key excerpts from Parry’s piece, WPost Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing. You should read the entire thing and share.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised by these revelations?!?

Folks, this was desperation on the cusp of madness, and there is no "there" there!!

Sep 27 09:18

¡Dios mío! Spain blocks DNS to silence Catalan independence vote sites

As a controversial referendum on the independence of Catalonia draws near, the Spanish government has expanded efforts to shut it down, even blocking access to some websites.

After a number of .cat websites covering the referendum were aggressively shut down by the authorities, pro-independence groups set up new websites at different addresses, including referendum.party and ref1Oct.eu.

Now it appears that those websites are being partly blocked within Spain – putting informational websites on a par with copyright infringing sites like The Pirate Bay and extremist Islamic websites.

Sep 27 09:12

U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP QUIETLY SIGNS LAW TO ALLOW WARRANTLESS SEARCHES IN PARTS OF VA, DC AND MD

As former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” While everyone was worried about the hurricanes, U.S. President Donald Trump signed away the Fourth Amendment buried in a new bill. He set a precedent by empowering the police state to allow warrantless searches in parts of VA, MD and D.C. near the Metro train system.

The new safety commission will take over from the current Federal Transit Agency (FTA), which has been in charge of safety oversight for the Washington Metropolitan Area Interstate Compact (WMATA) since October 2015.

“We’ll set this up and get the FTA out of Metro. They are happy to get out, and we’re happy to get them out,” Metro Board of Directors Chair Jack Evans told Bloomberg BNA. “I’m glad we got this thing. If nothing else, we’ll get our money.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Sep 27 09:07

THE "RUSSIAN INFLUENCE" STORY FALLS APART - A NEW FAIRY TALE IS NEEDED

The Obama White House and some Democratic officials pressed Facebook to find evidence for alleged "Russian interference" in the U.S. election. When Facebook found none, the pressure increased. Facebook went back, again found nothing and political pressure increase further. Congress threatened to investigate. Senator Warner flew to California and demanded the "right" results. Eventually Facebook gave in:

By early August, Facebook had identified more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the United States between 2015 and 2017 and that appear to have come from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency.

All hailed Facebook - finally there was something they could build their anti-Russian campaign on.

Sep 27 02:41

Washington Has Initiated Military Conflict With Russia — WW3? Article by Paul Craig Roberts.

With the public in its pocket, the military/security complex will increase its reckless provocations of Russia until we are all dead.

Sep 27 00:40

Clinton Compares Trump to Putin: ‘Hopefully He Hasn’t Ordered the Killing of People and Journalists’

Hillary Clinton said Monday on Bloomberg News that President Donald Trump has "tendencies toward authoritarianism," adding that she hopes he has not "ordered the killing of people and journalists" as Russian President Vladimir Putin has been accused of doing. Clinton’s appearance on "Charlie Rose" coincides with the recent release of her campaign book, What Happened. In the book, she called Trump a "creep" and described Russian involvement as a major reason why she unfairly lost the election. (Right...)

Sep 26 23:05

Weeks Before His Assassination, JFK Ordered Full Withdrawal from Vietnam

The idea that Kennedy would push for an end to the United States’ corrupt and troubled involvement in Vietnam is not surprising, considering his ongoing war with the Central Intelligence Agency. However, the fact that Kennedy was pushing for full withdrawal from Vietnam just weeks before he was assassinated, should be noted and remembered. Less than one year later, the Gulf of Tonkin incident served as the perfect false flag to send the U.S. into a war that killed over 58,000 Americans.

Sep 26 22:42

Not a Snowflake Day Care — Walter Williams on American colleges

Many colleges have become hotbeds of what might be labeled as enlightened racism. Students at the University of California, Berkeley created “safe spaces” for people of color. Resident advisers at Scripps College posted two signs to educate students about “emotional labor,” one aimed at white students and one for “people of color and marginalized backgrounds.” University of Michigan students demanded a “designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” That was after the university caved to student demands and spent $10 million to build a multicultural center.

Sep 26 16:50

U.S. President Donald Trump Quietly Signs Law To Allow Warrantless Searches In Parts Of VA, DC and MD

As former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” While everyone was worried about the hurricanes, U.S. President Donald Trump signed away the Fourth Amendment buried in a new bill. He set a precedent by empowering the police state to allow warrantless searches in parts of VA, MD and D.C. near the Metro train system. The government can now openly enter and search private property without a warrant in parts of Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

Sep 26 14:41

In New York, major crime complaints fell when cops took a break from ‘proactive policing’

When New York police officers temporarily reduced their “proactive policing” efforts on low-level offenses, major-crime reports in the city actually fell, according to a study based on New York Police Department crime statistics. The researchers also noted that proactive policing is often used disproportionately in communities with high poverty rates and large numbers of people of color.

Sep 26 14:34

It’s time for Trump, GOP to lose the distractions and get busy on tax reform

A new poll out Tuesday shows that the Trump administration and the GOP-controlled Congress could win major confidence points with Americans on both sides of the political divide if Washington delivers on a reform package to simplify the tax code and provide cuts for the middle class. According to the polling data out from the American Action Network, 73 percent of Americans believe comprehensive tax reform legislation should be a major priority for Congress.

Sep 26 14:06

Trump, Rajoy united against North Korea actions, Catalonia referendum

Sept. 26 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy held a joint press conference Tuesday and during it condemned threats from North Korea and a planned independence referendum in Catalonia.

Sep 26 13:58

The Single-Payer Disaster

If we let the Left win, America will be fundamentally changed in a matter of decades. That new America would be less healthy, less prosperous, and less free.

Sep 26 13:23

FLASHBACK: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus. Jan 28 2017, 9:15am

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.?

...

"Pretty much every message that Trump put out was data-driven," says Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix

Sep 26 11:06

NFL TEAMS STAYED IN LOCKER ROOMS FOR ANTHEM UNTIL 2009—THEN DOD BEGAN ‘PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM’

What many people are missing in this debate is the fact that prior to 2009, NFL teams did not generally stand for the anthem. While having the option to do so individually if they chose to, most of the time they stayed in the locker room during this pregame ritual.

“NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed this morning the practice began in 2009, adding, ‘As you know, the NFL has a long tradition of patriotism. Players are encouraged but not required to stand for the anthem.’”

Additionally, it has come to light that many of the “patriotic” pregame displays in the NFL are simply propaganda displays that were paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Guard – meaning that these displays were actually paid for by the American taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

At least, now we know.

Sep 26 10:59

THE CDC’S STRANGE CASE OF POUL THORSEN, MD, PHD, VACCINE DATA MANIPULATOR “EXTRAORDINAIRE”

A few months ago after reading the book Master Manipulator, I wrote an article about Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD, the Danish medical researcher who produced the ‘premiere safety study’ that vaccines do not cause Autism; however, the study was produced fraudulently, but the CDC still promotes it and has not retracted it from vaccinology research, as science protocol requires.

One of the questionable studies involved is “A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism” co-authored by Poul Thorsen, See comment in PubMed Commons below N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1477-82. It’s the study CDC particularly likes to point to regarding vaccines and Autism, and is published online here. The research was about ethylmercury in Thimerosal attributing to and/or causing Autism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In an age where science can increasingly be "bought", to enhance a pharmaceutical company's bottom line, please be very careful when your prescribing physician suggests a brand new, just out of the box treatment or vaccine for whatever ails you.

Because I have personally been a victim of a pharmaceutical company's "buying" the allegiance of my former physician by paying them for "recommending" certain prescriptions for my joint pain (which never really worked as advertised), at 68, I have absolutely no difficulty in asking a prescribing physician if they are getting compensated, in any way, for prescribing a medication for me.

Trust should never be an absolute; trust has to be earned.

Sep 26 10:29

Man convicted of terror offence for refusing to give police phone and laptop password

The director of an advocacy group has been convicted of a terror offence after refusing to give police passwords to access his phone and laptop at Heathrow Airport.

Muhammad Rabbani vowed to appeal the first verdict of its kind after being handed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £620 in costs at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The director of Cage was stopped under the Terrorism Act on 20 November last year after returning home from a wedding in Doha, Qatar.

Officers demanded access to his phone and laptop under wide-ranging powers granted by Schedule 7 of the law.

It allows police and immigration officials to stop, search, question and detain anyone at British ports and airports to determine whether they were involved in the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism” – with or without reasonable suspicion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like all the other erosions of our civil liberties this law will do nothing to stop real terrorists, who know not to use the internet for communications or to keep sensitive data on their phones and laptops.

The above hollowed-out coin can hold a micro SD card. Micro SD cards can hold huge amounts of data, topping out at 400 Gbytes; more than a third of a terabyte.

Real criminals and terrorists will use devices like this to protect their secrets, while law abiding citizens who simply desire their right to privacy are harassed and, as in this case, arrested.

Sep 26 10:09

SPANISH SUPPRESSION OF CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

Disobedient Media previously reported on the suppression of the Catalan independence movement in Spain. Since our first coverage of the issue, repressive tactics in Spain have continued to escalate. Disobedient Media’s report on the issue was also disingenuously smeared by Spanish media outlet El País. The press outlet also heavily criticized Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for having expressed concern on the matter.

That El País would perceive an independent news source like Disobedient Media as damaging enough to warrant such a response illustrates the deep insecurity the Catalan independence movement has stirred in Spain. El Paísdevoted a large, inaccurate chart to our coverage of the events:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Disgusting on the part of the Spanish media and government, but thoroughly predictable.

And by the way, does the incumbent Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, want his country to remain in the UN?!?

And I say this, because he, at the moment, is having a "SMD" moment, (selelctive memory disorder moment) because he needs, and right the heck now ,to remember, that as a signatory to the UN, and an alleged advocate of its charter, the concept of "peaceful self-determination" is a value which is thoroughly enshrined in that charter.

Sep 26 10:01

SPYING BICYCLES LET POLICE KNOW WHO AND WHERE YOU ARE

Can you recall when your parents bought your first bicycle? Can you recall how thrilled you were when you didn’t need training wheels?

Those were great memories right?

Now imagine a future, where parents are forced to buy a bicycle that uploads all your kids data to a NASA spy satellite that knows exactly where they are are at all times.

This can’t be real, I’m joking right?

Sadly, this is no joke.

Tomes Software, is working with the Ford motor company to develop a device that will alert vehicles that a cyclist is close to you and vice-versa. The company claims, their device will cut down on bicycle, vehicle collisions.

A recent article in the Detroit Free Press reveals, that Tomes Software is working with Ford, Trek and NASA to develop bicycles that collect and transmit all kinds of personal data. (Click here to learn more about NASA spy satellites.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question has to be asked; at what point will Americans be able to buy a bike or car, which doesn't spy on you?!?

In our case, Mike and I are going to buy a car from the 50s, and adopt a Cuban mechanic!! :-)

Sep 26 09:47

'ISRAELI FLAGS WON’T SAVE YOU': ERDOGAN THREATENS IRAQI KURDS WITH FAMINE OVER REFERENDUM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Iraqi Kurds will “not be able to find food” if Ankara decides to halt the flow of trucks and oil into the region, adding that all military and economic sanctions are on the table.

“[They] will be left in the lurch when we start imposing our sanctions,” Erdogan said in a speech broadcast live on television on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.

“It will be over when we close the oil taps, all [their] revenues will vanish, and they will not be able to find food when our trucks stop going to northern Iraq.”

Erdogan also warned that “flying Israeli flags” would not save the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from regional isolation.

“If the only support for the KRG’s referendum is given by Israel and if the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK starts celebrating [the results] even before the polls close then there can be neither innocence nor legitimacy,” Erdo?an said, as quoted by Hurriyet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the response to the referendum was positive (and we still don't know precisely how the vote went, because results have yet to be revealed) I am very concerned about massive further violence as a result in this part of Iraq.

The Kurds have been formidable US allies in terms of stomping on ISIS in Syria; but even if the US has stopped short of endorsing this referendum, where does this referendum put the US position vis a vis Turkey, Iraq, and a (soon) nearly created Kurdish state, rich with oil?!?

And don't the Kurdish people believe that such service to the US should have translated into their having their own country?!?

The US government has placed itself, Iraq, and Turkey, into a very sticky wicket, as our British cousins would say, by supporting the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Syria, but not supporting a potentially soon-coming independent Kurdistan, simultaneously potentially carving bits out of Iraq to create this new nation.

What were those in the bowels of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America thinking?!?!? The bottom line is here, they just weren't.

Apparently, not being able to think a scenario through to its logical conclusiion, has to be a prerequisite for working for the Federal government these days.

Sep 26 09:44

SPYING BICYCLES LET POLICE KNOW WHO AND WHERE YOU ARE

Can you recall when your parents bought your first bicycle? Can you recall how thrilled you were when you didn’t need training wheels? Those were great memories right? Now imagine a future, where parents are forced to buy a bicycle that uploads all your kids data to a NASA spy satellite that knows exactly where they are are at all times.

Sep 26 09:32

Monsanto Caught Ghostwriting Stanford University Hoover Institution Fellow’s Published Work

Newly-released documents, dubbed the Monsanto Papers, give the public a behind the scenes look into how far Monsanto will go to control public perception, news media and scientific research into the key ingredient in its Roundup product, glyphosate.

The documents, which include internal emails and memos, reveals among other things, how Henry I. Miller, a Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, allowed Monsanto to ghostwrite an editorial he published in Forbes.com and claimed as his own in 2015.

The 2015 editorial attacked the decision by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization, to classify glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Monsanto, in the 21st century,has become the personification of utterly despicable corporate evil.

Sep 26 08:30

SPANISH SUPPRESSION OF CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

Disobedient Media previously reported on the suppression of the Catalan independence movement in Spain. Since our first coverage of the issue, repressive tactics in Spain have continued to escalate. Disobedient Media’s report on the issue was also disingenuously smeared by Spanish media outlet El País. The press outlet also heavily criticized Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for having expressed concern on the matter.

Sep 25 22:29

Survey: Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

A sizable portion of the American public seems to show little interest in the fabric of the country’s government and history, a new survey finds. Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) surveyed over 1,000 American adults, finding a shocking lack of knowledge as it pertains to U.S. politics among the general populace.

Sep 25 18:03

How to end the North Korea problem

Here’s how to solve the seven-decade old crisis: pull all U.S. troops out of North Korea; end all military exercises on the North Korean border; encourage direct talks between the North and South and offer to host or observe them with an international delegation including the Russians and Chinese, which are after all Korea’s neighbors. The schoolyard insults back and forth between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are not funny. They are in fact an insult to all of the rest of us!

Sep 25 17:57

MSM: Trump and the National Anthem are both relics of white supremacy

So perhaps the most important conversation the nation ought to have isn’t about whether the nation has a racist past (it does), but about how we can reverse a bloody present and future for the disadvantaged people living in its poorest (and most heavily Democrat controlled) neighborhoods. None of those 508 dead people in Chicago would have been saved if the nation scrapped the National Anthem altogether. Though, some of them may have been saved if we’d scrapped the predatory political machines running their neighborhoods into the ground for so long.

Sep 25 17:50

Deplorable Women — Hillary freaks over female Trump supporters, especially those who shout “lock her up.”

Hillary Clinton said that women who support President Donald Trump are ‘publicly disrespecting themselves’ and that he is doing ‘worse than I thought’.

Sep 25 12:17

Patriots fans rain boos on own players for anthem protest ...

Before Sunday’s Texans-Patriots matchup in Foxborough, Mass., about 20 Patriots players, according to ESPN, took a knee during the national anthem, the first time anyone on the team had joined the growing protest.

In return, a loud chorus of boos was heard sandwiching the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

(*for the "Experts": So Which Is Worse Taking The Knee or Booing during The Anthem ?)

Sep 25 10:05

Why Trump's Foreign Policy May Result in 25 'Chernobyls' in Asia-Pacific

The US' foreign policy may lead to a nuclear nightmare in Asia Pacific, compared to which the Fukushima disaster is a "firecracker," an expert told Sputnik, adding that in his UN speech Donald Trump had repeatedly contradicted himself by calling upon nations to maintain their sovereignty while at the same time threatening to destroy North Korea.

US President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea in case the US is "forced to defend itself or its allies" means a potential atomic Armageddon for the Korean Peninsula, Konstantin Sivkov, a Russian military analyst and president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems, told Sputnik China.

Sep 25 09:58

NATO's Dragon-17 Drills: 'Dangerous Dreamers Dreaming of Real War With Russia'

Some 17,500 troops and 3,500 vehicles kicked off five days of drilling in Poland on Monday, the exercise coming on the heels of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 drills, which Polish officials and media described as preparations for an invasion of Europe. Speaking to Sputnik, political analyst Konrad Rekas said the hypocrisy was delicious.
The NATO drills, whose active phase runs until Friday, involve troops from Poland and NATO allies the US, Lithuania, Latvia, the UK, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, as well as NATO hopefuls Georgia and Ukraine. Ahead of the exercises, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said the drills would carry a "very aggressive" character, and involve 122,000 troops, rather than the aforementioned 17,500.

Sep 25 09:41

After the ISIS Caliphate, Rojava

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of “Rojava” is to create a Kurdistan straddling the two states, as the Pentagon has been publicly stating for the last four years.

According to US grand strategy, as defined by Admiral Cebrowski in 2001, and published in 2004 by his assistant Thomas Barnett, all of the Greater Middle East must be destroyed except for Israël, Jordan and Lebanon.

Consequently, the imminent victory against Daesh will change nothing of the Pentagon’s intentions.

Donald Trump has composed his administration of ex-senior civil servants from the Obama administration, a number of opportunistic politicians, many improvised representatives, and very very few trustworthy personalities.

Sep 25 09:31

20 PASSAGES FROM GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984 THAT HAVE BECOME REALITY

1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of Negative Utopia.

Sep 25 09:30

Trump at War with Dissent

Trump continues finding ways to disgrace himself, the latest episode Friday evening, criticizing legitimate dissent.

It’s the highest form of patriotism, the comment attributed to Thomas Jefferson, whether or not he actually said it.

In 1961, The Use of Force in International Affairs publication used the phrase, asking

“(i)f what your country is doing seems to you practically and morally wrong, is dissent the highest form of patriotism?”

During the height of the Vietnam war in 1969, New York Mayor John Lindsey said

“(w)e cannot rest content with the charge from Washington that…peaceful protest(s) (are) unpatriotic…The fact is that this dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

The late Howard Zinn and other distinguished figures said the same thing in similar or identical language.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacivist activist, I dissent from the OUSSA's official narrative, engineered to continue to legitimize the wars it fights; to continue the outsourcing of American jobs; and continue its general attitude of bullying, both at home and around the world.

I do it peacefully, never advocate violence, and always do my best to speak the truth.

While I would probably not kneel during the playing of the national anthem (at 68, I'd probably need a tractor to pull me up to vertical again!), I sincerely believe that individual professional athletes do have the right to dissent peacefully in this manner.

President Trump should not have invested at all in this argument, as he has bigger fish to fry, both domestically, and internationally right now; this is a major distraction from the real issues he is confronting.

In fact, it almost reminds me of the "missing Chandra Levey" case, featuring Congressman Gary Condit as the alleged bad guy, in the summer of 2001, right before 9/11.

So I have to wonder; from just what, please, is the OUSSA trying to distract us at this moment?!?

Sep 25 09:23

FRANCE’S COUNTERTERRORISM BILL NORMALIZES POLICE STATE

France’s draft counterterrorism bill is now in its final stretch before becoming law. The fast-tracked bill is widely expected to pass a vote in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly on October 3 – despite concerns that it encroaches on people’s rights. The bill doesn’t prolong France’s two-year-long state of emergency, which will formally be over when it becomes law.

Sep 25 09:16

New Research Links Flint Water Crisis to ‘Horrifyingly Large’ Spike in Fetal Death Rates

Shedding new light on the human costs of the ongoing Flint water crisis—as well as underscoring the need for regulatory oversight—a new working paper links the city’s now infamous switch from the Detroit system to the Flint River as a water source with a decrease in fertility rates and a spike in fetal death rates.

The paper (pdf) from researchers from the University of Kansas and West Virginia University is the first to look at lead-poisoned water’s impact on fertility and birth outcomes. It compares birth and fetal death rates, which refers to miscarriages after 20 weeks of gestation, in Flint with those in other Michigan cities from 2008 to 2015—before and after the 2014 water switch.

Following the change in the water source, women in Flint aged 15-49 had a general fertility rate (GFR) decease of 12 percent. Fetal death rates for the group increased by 58 percent—a magnitude the researchers describe as “horrifyingly large.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single city, county, and state official who signed off on this switch in water resources, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, tried, and convicted , and thrown into jail.

People should not be allowed to do this to any community in this country, period, end of discussion!!!!

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