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"We are become a small people and much lessened by the war. If the people of Virginia, Maryland, Pensilvania, the Jerseys, Connecticutt and New-England who have all put their hand to the Covenant Chain will joyn with the inhabitants of this place we are ready to go and root out the French and all our enemyes out of Canada.... We renew the covenant chain in behalfe of the whole House, the Mohaques, Oneydes, Onondages Cayouges & Sinnekes." -- Benjamin Fletcher, English Governor at Albany speaking to Haudenosaunee, 1696

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March 19, 2017

Mar 19 08:11

'New thalidomide' scandal over 1960s pregnancy test pill: Damning new evidence exposes scale of alleged cover-up of Primodos super-strength hormone tablets, prescribed by GPs 

A pregnancy test pill given to more than a million British women in the 1960s and 1970s may have caused severe birth defects and life-threatening abnormalities in thousands of cases, a shocking investigation has revealed.

Damning new evidence exposes the scale of the growing scandal and an alleged cover-up over Primodos super-strength hormone tablets, given to women by GPs.

A review of archived documents found a study by renowned Professor Bill Inman, who was responsible for helping to revise medication safety regulation following the thalidomide scandal.

He concluded that the 1.5 million women given Primodos were five times more likely to have a disabled child than those who didn’t take the drug.

The findings have renewed hope for the affected families, who have so far not been compensated by the drug’s manufacturer - but could now have a 'strong case' to sue the manufacturer for tens of millions.

Mar 19 08:10

BBC in new fakery row as show made by Richard Branson's son's firm showed 'partying alcohol-ravaged Aborigines' who were actually at a WAKE 

The BBC was last night dragged into a new fakery row after a documentary about Australian aborigines 'ravaged by alcohol addiction' misled viewers by pretending to show a 'party scene' which was actually a wake.

An episode of Hidden Australia presented by Reggie Yates showed mourners having a few drinks and some food after the death of a friend.

But to fit with the show's agenda, producers described it as a 'party scene' after they panicked when they realised they didn't have enough footage of drinking.

Mar 19 08:09

Blair admits he had no idea how many people would come to Britain when he allowed mass EU immigration and gets it WRONG when he tries to claim it happened years later 

Tony Blair has admitted he had no idea how many people would move to Britain when the EU expanded in 2004.

And the ex-Prime Minister appeared to get wrong the facts of what happened to immigration numbers in a major interview to launch his new policy institute.

He said the surge in immigration to Britain did not happen until after 2008 and that Britain could only have imposed controls for four years.

In fact, net immigration leapt in 2004 and other EU nations imposed transitional controls for up to seven years.

Mar 19 08:08

Period of ‘estrangement’: Juncker complains about Trump’s protectionism & chill in US-EU relations

EU-US relations are at historic lows because of the policies of the new US President Donald Trump, Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, has said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Interactions between the US and Europe “have entered a sort of a [period of] estrangement,” Juncker told the German publication, lamenting the cooling in relations between the two strategic partners.



Mar 19 08:08

Germany vows legal action if Trump taxes imports

Germany could take the United States to court if Washington goes ahead with plans to tax imports, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said Friday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel's first meeting with Donald Trump.

"I'm betting partly on reason and partly on the courts" to prevent a damaging trade war, Zypries told Deutschlandfunk public radio.

Mar 19 08:07

Trump says Germany owes NATO 'vast sums'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Germany of owing "vast sums of money" to NATO, and said Berlin should pay Washington more for defense, a day after meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The two leaders showed little common ground Friday over a host of thorny issues, including NATO and defense spending.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!"

Mar 19 08:06

Trump Wins: G-20 Drops 'Anti-Protectionist, Free-Trade, & Climate-Change Funding' Pledge

After delays and hours of discussions amid tensions over 'trade' comments between the United States and the rest of The G-20, it appears President Trump has 'won'. While China was "adamantly against" protectionism, the finance ministers end talks without renewing their long-standing commitment to free trade and rejection of protectionism after US opposition.

The world's financial leaders are unlikely to endorse free trade and reject protectionism in their communique on Saturday because they have been unable to find a wording that would suit a more protectionist United States, G20 officials said.

This would break with a decade-old tradition among the finance ministers and central bankers of the world's 20 top economies (G20), who over the years have repeatedly rejected protectionism and endorsed free trade.

Mar 19 08:06

Marine Le Pen 'WILL NOT WIN' the French presidential election, Jean-Claude Juncker claims

The European Commission president, speaking in an interview ahead of the European Union’s 60th anniversary next week, said he was optimistic about the outcome of the race.

He said: “The European Union will survive Marine Le Pen because she won’t become President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We screwed Scottish Independence. We really came close to screwing BREXIT! We screwed Geert Wilders. And WE ARE GONNA SCREW MARINE LE PEN SO BAD SHE WON'T BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN FOR A WEEK!!!!" -- JC Junked



Mar 19 08:02

Trey Gowdy Finds Out Secret Service Agents Tried To Embarrass Jason Chaffetz

Mar 19 08:01

‘MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!’ Filipino politicians tell EU to STOP meddling in their affairs

Aquilino Pimentel III, the country’s senate president, accused the bloc of attempting to “micromanage” the nation’s political issues after it called for the release of a detained Philippine senator.

He said: “The EU parliament should know its place in the world. It has no right to micromanage Philippine affairs, hence much more no right to micromanage our country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Soros MADE us do it!" --- Eeee Ewe

Mar 19 07:55

CNN: President Trump "Has Spent His Whole Life Bullshitting"

With the "Russians are to blame" narrative fading - due to lack of any evidence - it appears CNN has turned back to ad hominem attack 'reporting' on the Trump administration.

"CNN Tonight" network host Fareed Zakaria proclaimed magnanimously that President Donald Trump has succeeded only by "bullshitting."

Mar 19 07:54

"I Think It's Time For A Split" Jason Chaffetz Roasts 9th Circuit Judge on Injunctions Against Trump



Mar 19 07:49

Is Denmark On The Brink?

The Swedish media, which is quite pro-government and its leftwing policies, does not always report the full extent of the problems in their society. So it is hard to have a very accurate picture of what is going on. But we in Denmark have a good sense. We are very aware of the murders, rapes, riots, violence and the hand grenades that go on there. This does not often make the news but we know it is going on. And we don’t want to go down the same route.

This is the result of decades of policies promoting multiculturalism in Sweden. And what is left is this hollow house. You know, in the Bible it is said that if a house is left swept, tidied and unoccupied it eventually it will be taken over by evil. And I fear that this is what is happening in Sweden. Far from being a multicultural paradise, the problems can no longer remain hidden.

Mar 19 07:48

From Nuisance to Threat: The High Cost of Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

I am convinced that the US, and probably the entire Western world, that is, the American Empire, has entered an era in which respect for truth does not exist in public and private institutions. We have been watching this develop for some time. Think, for example, back to August 3, 2002, a recent time in terms of our present predicament, but a time prior to political consciousness of anyone younger today than 33 years old. In the summer of 2002, the world was being prepared by propaganda for a US invasion of Iraq. On August 3 of that year, the prestigous British publication, The Economist, summed up the consensus of ruling opinion in two sentences: “The honest choices now are to give up and give in, or to remove Mr. Hussein before he gets his [nuclear] bomb. Painful as it is, our vote is for war.”

Mar 19 07:46

As Venezuelan "Bread War" Escalates, Maduro Warns Bakers "You Will Pay, I Swear"

As The BBC reports, the Venezuelan government says it will expropriate bakeries which fail to abide by new government regulations aimed at tackling bread shortages.

In a growing row between the government and bakers, officials said that bakeries could face fines if people had to queue to get their bread. Severe shortages of basic goods mean that Venezuelans often have to queue for hours to buy essential items.

The government says the shortages are caused by an "economic war".

Mar 19 07:45

US landing ship with marines enters Black Sea for drills with Romanian navy

“The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in the Black Sea March 17, to participate in bilateral training exercise Spring Storm 17 with Romania,” the US 6th fleet said in a statement.



Mar 19 07:44

The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

The British-US plan to weaken Iran via the proxy war on Syria has spectacularly backfired. Now they are more desperate than ever to bring Iran to its knees.

Mar 19 07:25

WIKILEAKS Calls Out Tech Companies Who Have Not Responded To Their Offer To Help Against CIA ATTACKS

Wikileaks and Julian Assange are calling out tech companies who have not responded to his offer to help ward off CIA Attacks. Of course, one such company who is shying away from help is Google, but Assange says that may have something to do with government contracts they may have.

Mar 19 07:24

DISEASED REFUGEES Obtain SSN’s and Passports Upon Arrival in US

Actually they are not vetted and they are not the safest people. We’re being told through mainstream media that they are going from 12 to 18 months worth of vetting but in the meetings that I have attended I learned that there was no vetting done at all. They were literally given plane tickets and put on a plane right away within 24 hours. And, they were put on the plane with the clothes on their back.

Many of them come into country diseased. They come in with tuberculosis, leprosy, HIV, giardia, smallpox, polio – communicable diseases apart from giardia which is a parasite. They’re coming in with communicable diseases – highly contagious diseases.

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Mar 19 07:21

We Kill Each Other For PAPER



Mar 19 07:20

Progessive Hack Abby Martin Releases Biopic on Steven Bannon

Continuing to pursue her hard-left progressive agenda at Venezuelan network TeleSur, Abby Martin just released a new biopic on Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist who she depicts as a far-right racist and white nationalist with a lust for war.

Martin goes through some of Bannon’s history in the military, touching on his foray into Wall Street, film-making, and his involvement with Breitbart News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I used to have a lot of respect for Abby, but that just evaporated as quickly as Rachel Maddow's credibility!

Mar 19 07:19

The Five Blinding Myths About Iran

President Trump lines up with the Washington Establishment on at least one point: that Iran is the chief source of terrorism. The only problem is it’s not true, just one of the “Iran myths,” Ted Snider explains.

Mar 19 07:16

Limbaugh: ‘We Are on the Verge of a Genuine Constitutional Crisis’

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned of a coming constitutional crisis should the certain federal judges continue to deny President Donald Trump the ability to institute his policies.

Limbaugh pointed to the precedent set by the federal judiciary’s effort to deny Trump’s travel ban and argued it could lead to other limits on the president’s powers down the road.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are limits on the President's power. It's called "The Law." It is one thing for judges (or Congress) to oppose the President when the President violates the law and quite another for the judges and Congress to violate the law themselves, merely to oppose the President!

Mar 19 07:14

Trump billboard with Nazi-like dollar signs, nuclear mushroom clouds erected in US

A provocative billboard depicting US President Donald Trump surrounded by mushroom clouds from nuclear explosions and dollar signs resembling Nazi swastikas has been erected in Phoenix, Arizona. The US leader also wears a Russian flag lapel pin.

The billboard, placed on Grand Avenue near Fillmore Street, is owned by Beatrice Moore, who commissioned the menacing image to artist Karen Fiorito.



Mar 19 07:06

Trump Flanked by Nazi Symbols

Trump Flanked by Nazi Symbols, Nuclear Mushroom Clouds on Phoenix Billboard
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The controversial billboard went up Friday as part of the annual three-day Art Detour event in downtown Phoenix.

The billboard’s owner, Beatrice Moore, who also commissioned the display, said the banner imagery would remain up as long as Trump is in office.

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Mar 19 05:51

NOT AGAIN! PELOSI JUST SUFFERED ANOTHER TRAGIC PUBLIC MELTDOWN! THIS PROVES SHE’S INSANE!

We asked this a few weeks ago, but seriously, is something wrong with Nancy Pelosi? During a press conference today in which she set out to attack President Trump’s budget outline, she slammed the “stupid economy” as she criticized proposed cuts to federal education programs.

Mar 19 05:46

NY Mayor De Blasio dodges federal charges in campaign fundraising probe

“This conclusion is not an endorsement of the conduct at issue; indeed, the transactions appear contrary to the intent and spirit of the laws that impose candidate contribution limits,”

Mar 19 05:43

Kellyanne Conway explains 'alternative facts' and 'Bowling Green Massacre'

“Excuse me, I’ve spoken 1.2 million words on TV, okay?” Conway said. “You wanna focus on two here and two there, it’s on you, you’re a f—ing miserable person, P.S., just whoever you are.”



Mar 19 05:41

'MUSLIMS OF WALMART': Buying bulk items with Food Stamps. Illegally reselling in their own store.

Screaming "fuck America" and throwing the middle finger. Drives away in Lexus.

Mar 19 05:38

STARCUCKS CEO HOWARD SCHULTZ STEPS DOWN

He "took on Trump" Jan 30th, Steps Down Mar 18

Mar 19 04:01

Former CNN Host Does Not Regret Feeding Clinton Debate Questions

Former CNN host Donna Brazile has finally admitted that she handed the Hillary Clinton campaign debate questions during the primaries last year.

March 18, 2017

Mar 18 22:47

Thousands of soldiers quit the army as morale hits historic low

MORE than 15,000 soldiers quit the British Army last year as commanders struggled against falling morale.

Mar 18 22:46

How Paris has become one of the most dangerous capitals in the world

A recent report said that terror attacks, strikes and floods cost the Paris region tourism industry £644 million in the first six months or so of last year.

As the region gets 13 per cent of its gross domestic product from tourism the huge losses are having an effect on people’s lives and lifestyles.

Last year an estimated 85 million people visited France, generating seven per cent of the country’s GDP, but the country needs millions more to boost a flagging economy.



Mar 18 22:44

REVEALED: Theresa May is planning 'BREXIT DAY' to celebrate EU independence

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to celebrate the UK leaving the European Union with a bash entitled Brexit Day.

And the occasion is set to be marked with an event, similar to US Independence Day, when all new laws will take effect.

Mar 18 19:43

President Trump should say sorry to Obama AND the American people for his unsubstantiated wiretap claims, says Nancy Pelosi



Mar 18 19:38

Gluten-free diets may cause serious health problems including CANCER: Scientists find those who eat specialist diet have twice as much arsenic in their urine

Two major studies from the US reveal that those choosing gluten-free foods have twice as much arsenic in their urine as those who eat gluten.

They also have 70 per cent more mercury in their blood and worryingly high levels of other metals such as lead and cadmium.

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Contamination comes mainly from rice flour, which is used as a substitute in products such as bread, spaghetti and cereals.

Rice is already known to contain relatively high levels of arsenic and the Food Standards Agency has warned parents against giving toddlers rice milk as a substitute for cows’ milk because of the dangers.

Long-term exposure is also linked with skin lesions, weight loss, high blood pressure, muscle wasting and diabetes.

Mar 18 19:03

THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY By Carlo M. Cipolla

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The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that:

Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

At first, the statement sounds trivial, vague and horribly ungenerous. Closer scrutiny will however reveal its realistic veracity. No matter how high are one's estimates of human stupidity, one is repeatedly and recurrently startled by the fact that:
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Mar 18 17:41

The Left’s Latest Wartime Strategy Against Trump: #BlockTheBully

Liberals have devised a new strategy for defeating President Donald Trump. They discovered that if you close your eyes hard enough, you won’t see him. And if you can’t see him, well then surely he will cease to exist.

Mar 18 17:40

Trump Repeats Charge That Obama Ordered Spying On Him

US President Donald Trump repeats his accusation that former President Barack Obama had ordered intelligence agencies to spy on him.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Trump said he and Merkel might find common ground over allegations of wiretapping by the Obama administration.

Mar 18 17:28

HA! MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW JUST GOT BAD NEWS FROM NBC EXECS TODAY OVER HER EPIC TRUMP TAX RETURN FAIL

MSNBC’s big “Trump tax return” scoop has caused friction between the cable news network and parent NBC, according to insiders. “[MSNBC] announced it on Twitter, and [NBC] found out when [the general public] did,” said a source.

Mar 18 17:26

Trump Delivered Documented Evidence of Obama Wiretaps To House Panel (Video)

At this point in time, the public does not yet know the contents of the documents delivered by President Trump’s DOJ to the House Intelligence Committee regarding the wiretapping incident, but presumably since the documents were sent by Trump’s team, it stands to reason that whatever was delivered to the House Intelligence Committee was in favor of Trump's claims, not the other way around.

Throughout his time in office, Barack Obama associated with many political operatives who were real lowlifes, and who often walked a tightrope between the world of what was considered legal behavior (however unethical), and what was considered criminal behavior. There’s an old saying I'm sure you're familiar with that goes:

'If you hang around the barbershop long enough, you're going to get a haircut…’

Are we about to learn next week that Obama got a haircut, and we’re all going to find out????

Mar 18 17:16

'Russian agent' who interfered in US Presidential elections admits it, says, and I quote: ""was a mistake I will forever regret"". And her name is "Donna Brazil"

She rigged the US Presidential election, and got away with it, without any punishment imposed on her by those who she cheated out of a fair election!

Mar 18 17:12

Scott Adams: How Leonardo DiCaprio Can Persuade Me on Climate Change

You probably know that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a climate activist, and he is trying to persuade the world that climate change is both real and serious. Someone asked me on Twitter what it would take for DiCaprio (for example) to persuade a person like me.

I’ll take a swing at that.

Mar 18 16:39

US Kills 42 Syrian Civilians In Bombing Raid During Ceasefire

US warplanes have killed at least 42 Syrian civilians in a mosque during an air raid overnight in a village west of Aleppo.

Mar 18 16:35

Chuck Berry, one of the all-time rock 'n' roll greats, dead at 90

Chuck Berry WAS Rock n Roll! RIP! Or should I say,"Keep on Jammin!

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area west of St. Louis. He was 90.

Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker about 12:40 p.m. found him unresponsive, police in Missouri's St. Charles County said in a statement. Attempts to revive Berry failed, and he was pronounced shortly before 1:30 p.m., police said.

Mar 18 13:38

Gorsuch Not a Sure Vote for Trump in Immigration Crackdown

What a great nominee! Stupidity or on purpose!

Top court nominee sided with man who came to U.S. illegally

Judge attacked doctrine that gives executive branch last word

A Mexican immigrant who twice entered the U.S. illegally has one man in particular to thank for being able to live and work in Oklahoma City with his family -- Judge Neil M. Gorsuch.

Gorsuch, the nominee President Donald Trump is betting on to be his Supreme Court tie-breaker, wrote a 2016 ruling permitting Hugo Rosario Gutierrez-Brizuela to stay in the U.S. and, his lawyer hopes, within a few years become a citizen.

“Without it we were done," said Timothy Cook, the attorney. Had the decision gone the other way, Gutierrez-Brizuela would have been promptly deported, he said.

Mar 18 13:34

Predator Bloodbath: ‘Secretive’ Federal Agency Wildlife Services Kills 1.6 Million Native Animals in 2016

Wildlife Services (WS), a little-known wildlife-killing program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), killed 2,744,010 animals in 2016, 1,594,595 of which were native to the U.S. The agency shared this death toll in its annual program data report released March 15, 2017. Millions of taxpayer dollars fund this deadly program each year, which focuses primarily on eliminating apex predators and other animals that threaten livestock and agriculture.

Reducing the food web, reduces the livable space resulting in genocide.

Mar 18 13:20

EPA gives Flint $100M to help repair pipes

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is awarding a $100 million emergency grant to Michigan to fund infrastructure upgrades in Flint, where lead-contaminated water damaged service lines.

Mar 18 12:07

Globalists Fail Again As Indian Gold Demand EXPLODES!

When Mohdi withdrew the most popular bank notes from India, many industry insiders believed the motive was to stifle Indian gold demand since much of the gold trade in India is conducted in cash.

But the Plan Backfired: Indian Gold Demand Has Gone Through the Roof:

Mar 18 12:05

When The Dam Cracks: "There Are 80,000 US Dams, With An Average Age Of 52"

While some locks and dams are on the president's priority list, a handful of projects however, is only a drop in the bucket of aging, in some cases cracking, U.S. water systems.

Mar 18 12:01

Hideous Witch announces intentions to leave woods; Villagers fear for lives.

Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out

Mar 18 11:57

Billboard of Donald Trump destroying Nazi money (aka Soros). Clever, edgy, and incredible artwork Billboard o

I do not think that is what the billboard is supposed to mean at all. I think it is a negative statement about Trump.

Mar 18 11:08

The Trump/Obama ‘Leak War’

“Hacking” and “leaking” can be either good or bad depending on the motives behind the disclosures and your political perspective. Generally speaking, democracy benefits from transparency and from having a more fully informed citizenry.

Mar 18 11:07

Child Poverty In Britain Reaches Highest Level Since 2010 – Figures

Child poverty has soared in the UK under successive Conservative-led governments, with up to 30 percent of British children now classed as deprived, a third of these from families currently in work, new figures show.

Mar 18 10:55

Is yours on the list? Struggling J.C. Penney announces 138 store closures across the country and 5,000 job losses

For the first time on Friday, J.C. Penney listed the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability.

Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall.
The closures are part of the company's previously announced plans to focus on its best-performing stores.

About 5,000 jobs will be cut due to the closures, J.C. Penney said.
The company had about 105,000 full and part-time employees last year.
Nine stores will close in Texas, the most of any state. Eight will close in Minnesota and seven will be shut in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Liquidation sales at the 138 stores will start next month, and most of the stores will be shut by mid-June, the company said.
The closings will leave J.C. Penney with a total of about 900 stores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is NOT about "online shopping"; this is about America's middle class having no money with which to shop, period, end of discussion.

Mar 18 10:55

Is yours on the list? Struggling J.C. Penney announces 138 store closures across the country and 5,000 job losses

For the first time on Friday, J.C. Penney listed the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability.

Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall.
The closures are part of the company's previously announced plans to focus on its best-performing stores.

About 5,000 jobs will be cut due to the closures, J.C. Penney said.
The company had about 105,000 full and part-time employees last year.
Nine stores will close in Texas, the most of any state. Eight will close in Minnesota and seven will be shut in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Liquidation sales at the 138 stores will start next month, and most of the stores will be shut by mid-June, the company said.
The closings will leave J.C. Penney with a total of about 900 stores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is NOT about "online shopping"; this is about America's middle class having no money with which to shop, period, end of discussion.

Mar 18 10:42

China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushed back against the tougher U.S. line on North Korea, reiterating his country’s view that the only way to rein in its reclusive neighbor is through talks.

Wang spoke at a briefing in Beijing with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who in Seoul on Friday refused to rule out a preemptive strike against Pyongyang if the threat from its weapons program was deemed severe enough. While that’s largely in line with prior U.S. positions, Tillerson’s comments -- and Twitter posts from President Donald Trump -- signal the level of concern over North Korea is rising.

“The most important principle we have identified is that no matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek a peaceful settlement,” Wang said on Saturday. “We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a cool-headed and comprehensive fashion and arrive at a wise decision.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Foreign Minister Wang has it entirely correctly.

The only thing that will de-escalate the situation is for North Korea, the US, China, and South Korea to go to the negotiating table and hammer out a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with very clear language that in exchange for the peace treaty, North Korea ends its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, it appears that the US government wants war against North Korea, soon, and by any means necessary. Tillerson's position that Kim Jung Un has to give up his nuclear weapons program before negotiations can even begin, betrays an absolute cynicism toward any peaceful means of resolving this issue.

And Secretary Tillerson a word, please; if the US military attacks North Korea, China is treaty-bound to defend it militarily.

Have you, sir, wargamed this scenario with Sec Def Mattis?!? If not, I think it would be reasonable to do so. And the reason I am mentioning this is that, right now, the US military does not have the money, the weaponry, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

Mar 18 10:39

Trey Gowdy Looks To See Who Will SING LIKE A BIRD When Indictments Are Served

Mar 18 10:39

Laptop With Trump Tower Floor Plans, Hillary Email Investigation Info Stolen From Secret Service Agent

A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News.

Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning.

Mar 18 10:36

Monsanto Finally Admits What We All Suspected About Roundup & Cancer

Rowland’s relationship with Monsanto was suspicious, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing in San Francisco. Plaintiffs’ attorneys want Rowland to testify and explain his actions.

The attorneys are charging that Rowland leaked a report to the media that claimed there was insufficient evidence to say glyphosate caused cancer. It was written by a committee he chaired. Rowland quit his job at the EPA days after the study was leaked.

“My reaction is when you consider the relevance of the EPA’s reports, and you consider their relevance to this litigation, it seems appropriate to take Jess Rowland’s deposition,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said, according to Reuters.

Monsanto employees were the ghost writers for two reports on Roundup that the committee headed by Rowland relied on for its findings, plaintiffs’ attorneys charged. The reports concluded that glyphosate was not carcinogenic.

Mar 18 10:35

BBC radio host allowed 'paedophile prisoner' to defend sex abuse on air

A BBC radio presenter allowed a phone-in caller to discuss having sex with young children and to claim his victims had enjoyed being abused.

Allan Beswick, host of the Late Night Phone-In programme on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Lancashire, engaged in conversation with the man - who said he was calling from prison - for four-and-a-half minutes without cutting him off.

Listeners were horrified to hear the man repeat details of his alleged crimes and to argue that DVDs of “child sex” should be supplied to adults as a substitute for them abusing children.

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Mar 18 10:32

Putin Prepares For Invasion of Europe With Massive Cuts to Military Spending

Russia announces "deepest defense budget cuts since 1990s". Putin must be stopped before it's too late

Mar 18 10:31

Israeli Media Blames Putin For Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

"The serious exchange of missile fire between Israel and Syria early Friday morning reflects the Assad regime’s attempts to change the unofficial rules of the game."

So begins a column published in Israel's Haaretz.

The newspaper is of course referring to the Israeli jets that "breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra", apparently in an attempt to "aid" Islamic State forces.

According to reports, it's suspected that the Syrian Army responded to this "breach" by firing off a few S-200 missiles.

This flagrant violation of Israel's right to bomb Syria unmolested "changed the rules of the game", writes Haaretz. What game, and what rules? We will leave those two questions for our readers to ponder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you shoot at us when we bomb your country, you anti-Semite Jew-haters who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 18 10:30

It's Time To Get Painfully Honest: Banks Are Evil

I don't talk to my classmates from business school anymore, many of whom went to work in the financial industry.

Why?

Because, through the lens we use here at PeakProsperity.com to look at the world, I've increasingly come to see the financial industry -- with the big banks at its core -- as the root cause of injustice in today's society. I can no longer separate any personal affections I might have for my fellow alumni from the evil that their companies perpetrate.

And I'm choosing that word deliberately: Evil.

Mar 18 10:29

‘I am READY!’ Hillary Clinton plans to 'come out of the woods' and return to US politics

HILLARY Clinton has fuelled rumours of a political comeback as she insisted she is “ready to come out of the woods” and unite US citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would say last year she did the exact opposite, turning men against women, black against white, gay against straight...

Mar 18 10:25

Trump’s One Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Boondoggle. Handing Over Public Assets to Private Corporations

Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan is not an infrastructure plan and it won’t put $1 trillion of fiscal stimulus into the economy.

It’s basically a scheme for handing over public assets to private corporations that will extract maximum profits via user fees and tolls. Because the plan is essentially a boondoggle, it will not lift the economy out of the doldrums, increase activity or boost growth. Quite the contrary. When the details of how the program is going to be implemented are announced, public confidence in the Trump administration is going to wither and stock prices are going to plunge. This scenario cannot be avoided because the penny-pinching conservatives in the House and Senate have already said that they won’t support any plan that is not “revenue neutral” which means that any real $1 trillion spending package is a dead letter. Thus, it’s only a matter of time before the Trump’s plan is exposed as a fraud and the sh** hits the fan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this information is true, I am disappointed beyond what language can convey.

Mar 18 10:23

BEX ALERT - News outlet rising on the right for Russia coverage

Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian meddling in the 2016 election that runs counter to reporting in more mainstream outlets.

For the past week, Circa has been dropping new exclusives on federal investigations into Russian influence on a near-daily basis. Their reporting has coursed through conservative media, where it has been held up as an example of fair and hard-hitting investigative reporting on an issue that has been a flashpoint of controversy between the White House, Congress and the press.

Circa’s Chief Operating Officer John Solomon and national security reporter Sara Carter have appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” almost every night for the past week, giving the outlet a valuable primetime perch on one of conservative media’s most-watched cable news shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never even heard of these people!

Mar 18 10:21

REPUBLICAN SENATORS IMPLORE TILLERSON TO CUT SOROS-FUNDING

In a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, the lawmakers express concern over reports that US foreign aid has been channeled to support “left-leaning parties” and the “progressive agenda”, with reports of similar US interventions in Africa and Latin America as well, according to the senators.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) leading a group of like-minded colleagues are calling on Tillerson to step in and investigate how US taxpayer funds are being disbursed via the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Soros-backed, leftist agitator groups in several Eastern European countries including Macedonia and Albania.

Potentially millions of US taxpayer dollars land with Soros’ Open Society Foundations, in order to fund left-leaning agitators, including the Platform for Citizens Oriented Politics, Journalists for Human Rights, and an LGBT Support Center, all of which go towards promoting civil unrest.

Mar 18 10:16

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

"It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary-general to distance himself from the report and that they will ask him to withdraw it," Khalaf said at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

"The secretary-general issued his orders to me yesterday morning to withdraw the report. I asked him to review his position, but he insisted," she said. "Therefore, I submitted to him my resignation from the UN."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a woman of great moral courage, and has just become my brand new heroine.

Mar 18 10:11

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

"It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary-general to distance himself from the report and that they will ask him to withdraw it," Khalaf said at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

"The secretary-general issued his orders to me yesterday morning to withdraw the report. I asked him to review his position, but he insisted," she said. "Therefore, I submitted to him my resignation from the UN."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a woman of great moral courage, and has just become my brand new heroine.

Mar 18 10:05

Saudi General: Trump Promises Increased Support Against Iran

Saudi Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri today told a group of US reporters that the Trump Administration has made promises to “significantly” increase US intelligence and military support for the kingdom against Iran, with a particular eye of fighting against the “Iran-backed” Shi’ites in Yemen.

Asiri presented the move as a necessary US commitment to “restore” US-Saudi ties after Saudi resentment that built up during President Obama’s time in office. Though he did not elaborate, Saudi Arabia’s main source of anger at Obama was going along with the nuclear deal with Iran.

Saudi Arabia has long presented its invasion of Yemen as being about the Shi’ites there being an “Iranian proxy,” though evidence suggests no real Iranian support for the Houthi movement before the invasion, and very limited support, mostly to spite the Saudis, afterwards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word here please.

Iran has not started a war of aggression in over 300 years.

The IAEA says that Iran has been complying will all facets of the P5+1 Agreement.

If the US and Saudi Arabia start a war against Iran, Russia will definitely come to its defense militarily.

And right now, the US military does not have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

And finally, Mr. President, I would like to politely point out to you that it is not Iran which is slaughtering children, women, and non-combatants in Yemen, or starving them to death; it is your good pal, Saudi Arabia, in whose war crimes in Yemen you have decided that the US government will continue to be complicit.

Mar 18 09:57

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsSome in Pentagon Fear ISIS War Surge Is ‘Mission Creep’

Just a couple of months out from inauguration, President Trump has been pushing for some pretty substantial escalations of America’s involvement in the ISIS war. This is true the world over, with special forces being deployed in growing numbers, but nowhere is it more obvious than in Syria, where the US has gone from a few hundred troops to a few thousand.

As those troops increase, so do the military goals being set out for Pentagon commanders, which has many of them concerned that they are facing large-scale mission creep, and are being pushed in the direction of scrapping previous efforts to make sure local forces were doing all the heavy lifting on the ground, and that US troops were just facilitators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the case of Syria, the US military is invading the country in order to attempt regime change here; let us be very clear on the objective, and the alleged "fighting ISIS" is just the cover story, because the Syrian and Russian troops have been quite effective in beating back ISIS here.

Mar 18 09:57

Man shot dead after trying to steal weapon from soldier at Paris Orly Airport

French soldiers have shot dead a man at Paris Orly Airport after he tried to seize a weapon from one of them. An evacuation of the terminal was ordered after the incident.

An unidentified man tried to seize a firearm from a French soldier at the airport and shots were fired by the French military in the ensuing altercation.

Mar 18 09:56

NVIC Tracking 134 Vaccine Bills Introduced in 35 States

A tidal wave of new bills has flooded 35 states in the U.S., threatening to either limit or completely eradicate vaccine exemptions. Clearly health freedom and informed consent is undergoing full frontal assualt right now. Please read, share, and take action accordingly.

Mar 18 09:50

British soldiers arrive in Estonia as part of NATO’s goal to ‘deter Russian AGGRESSION’

The 120-strong military unit is the first of 800 soldiers who will be stationed on Nato’s eastern border by April.

Mar 18 09:46

Russia urges US comment on reports of fatal Syria mosque strike

The Russian Defense Ministry has urged a comment from the US after photos of a purported US missile fragment found in the rubble of a bombed Syrian mosque emerged online. The Pentagon denies that their forces hit the mosque.
“A photo showing a fragment of an air-to-surface AGM-114 Hellfire missile has emerged. It leaves no chance for the US-led coalition to remain silent as usual and for diplomats to spout anti-Russian rhetoric,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov said Friday.

A general view shows the debris following a reported airstrike on a mosque in the village of Al-Jineh in Aleppo province, March 16, 2017.

The airstrike on a mosque in Syria’s Aleppo province happened overnight into Friday, March 17. At least 40 civilians are feared killed.

“I think we should expect comments from the US partners anytime soon,” Konashenkov noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

I am having a palm to forehead moment at warp speed, upon reading this!!

Additionally, there is even further damning evidence of potential US military complicity in this bombing from theintercept.com on the incident:

Pentagon Denies Bombing Syrian Mosque, But Its Own Photo May Prove That It Did

Mar 18 09:44

Bankers queue up to meet Marine Le Pen believing Front National has chance to WIN

MARINE Le Pen has enjoyed a major popularity boost close to the pending French elections after it emerged fund managers, banks and foreign diplomats are queuing up to meet the Front National leader.

Mar 18 09:38

LAPTOP WITH “HIGHLY SENSITIVE” TRUMP DATA, CLINTON EMAIL PROBE INFO STOLEN FROM SECRET SERVICE AGENT

Even when Hillary Clinton is no longer running for president, laptop "accidents" continue to follow her.

As regular readers will recall, shortly before the election, the FBI revealed that a laptop containing some of Hillary Clinton's emails mysteriously disappeared in transit, while several months later, another laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner just as mysteriously was found to contain emails between his then-wife Huma Abedin and her boss, Hillary. The laptop in question prompted the FBI to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's emails just days before the presidential election.

Now, according to the New York Daily News which cites police sources, a laptop computer containing information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, as well as floor plans for Trump Tower and other national security information, was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in Brooklyn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cui bono!!?!? Who benefits?!?

Mar 18 09:36

DEEPENING EU BANKING CRISIS MEETS EURO-TARP AND TAXPAYERS

Events are moving so fast in Europe these days, it’s almost impossible to keep up. While much of the attention is being hogged by political developments, including the election in the Netherlands, Reuters published a report warning that the European banking sector may face even higher bad loan risks if the ECB begins to scale back its monetary stimulus programs, something it has already begun, albeit extremely tentatively.

The total stock of non-performing loans (NPL) in the EU is estimated at over €1 trillion, or 5.4% of total loans, a ratio three times higher than in other major regions of the world.

On a country-by-country basis, things take look even scarier. Currently 10 (out of 28) EU countries have an NPL ratio above 10% (orders of magnitude higher than what is generally considered safe). And among Eurozone countries, where the ECB’s monetary policies have direct impact, there are these NPL stalwarts:

Ireland: 15.8%
Italy: 16.6%
Portugal: 19.2%
Slovenia: 19.7%

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So, what happens when these toxic loans come due, and cannot be paid, nearly simultaneously?!? These numbers look like the beginning of the end for Europe's "Loanmageddon".

Mar 18 09:32

Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

As policing has militarized to fight a faltering war on drugs, few tactics have proved as dangerous as the use of forcible-entry raids to serve narcotics search warrants, which regularly introduce staggering levels of violence into missions that might be accomplished through patient stakeouts or simple knocks at the door.

Thousands of times a year, these “dynamic entry” raids exploit the element of surprise to effect seizures and arrests of neighborhood drug dealers. But they have also led time and again to avoidable deaths, gruesome injuries, demolished property, enduring trauma, blackened reputations and multimillion-dollar legal settlements at taxpayer expense, an investigation by The New York Times found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These raids usually happen in poorer neighborhoods, and of course, to the Deep American State, and their minions overseeing police departments, the killing of poorer American citizens is really of no concern whatsoever.

And did you ever stop to think that whenever the US government "declares war" on something, drugs, poverty, etc, the problem gets worse?!?

The US government should really look at what happened in Portugal, once they decriminalised the ownership of small amounts of recreational drugs for personal use:

14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like

Of course, what Portugal did...was logical.

Mar 18 09:22

WHICH "WAR TORN" COUNTRY? - U.S. SLAUGHTER IN SOMALIA, YEMEN AND SYRIA

When I saw the above tweet this morning I wondered which "war torn" country those Somalis were fleeing from when they were murdered. The tweet doesn't say. Were they fleeing from the "war torn" Somalia? Or were the fleeing from "war torn" Yemen?

It is a sad world when has to ponder such.

It tuned out these people were fleeing from both wars:

Coast guard Mohammad Al Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab Al Mandeb strait.
An Apache attack helicopter shot up the refugees' boat. There are Saudi, United Emirati and U.S. Apache helicopters in or around Yemen. It is unknown which of them ordered and which executed the strike. These helicopters, their ammunition and the service for them are a favored U.S. export to belligerent dictatorships like Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember something the brilliant comedian (and near-prophet) George Carlin once said, and I am paraphrasing here, but the concept was that the US government, and military, were very adept at killing brown people; unfortunately, that hasn't changed since Carlin's death.

As a Christian Pacifist Activist and witness, I am constantly exhorting my government to resolve its geopolitical disputes through moral, hard-won diplomatic negotiations, rather than through war.

Unfortunately, there is, apparently, a tumultuous river of blood-lust running through the veins of the American Deep State, and a deeply held conviction that killing is always the preferred way of resolving disputes, rather than negotiating. In the minds of the members of the Deed State, slaughter is potent; it creates death and fear.

And it doesn't seem to matter which party is in power; the US government's enthusiastic participation in war crimes remains the same.

The Saudi war crimes in Yemen are atrocious and unspeakable, yet the US government continues to sell the bombers, and the bombs, for this genocide, and provide guidance for the bombing runs. Additionally, because Saudi forces have closed Yemeni ports, the Yemeni people, particularly the children, are starving to death.

This is what the US complicity in Saudi war crimes has "accomplished" for the Yemeni people:

Images: wounded and dying Yemeni children from Saudi bombing strikes

Images: Yemeni children starving to death because of Saudi port blockades

The images you are seeing are real; this is the unspeakably ugly face of this country we are projecting abroad, through these horrific wars, and the US government's complicity in war crimes.

I would like to think my brother and sister Americans have not been so sedated by social media, coupled with drugs and a completely dumbed-down education, that they cannot see what is happening, and in the most peaceful way possible, tell the US government that these wars must stop.

Mar 18 09:18

NANCY PELOSI ASKS PEOPLE WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT OBAMACARE, INSTANTLY REGRETS IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS...

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on the Twitter-verse Monday night to share stories of how the the Affordable Care Act has helped them. What she got in return was not what she was hoping for.

Mar 18 09:12

The Truth is Vault 7 is Empty! Government is Totally Incompetent!

In this video, Vin Armani takes a deep dive into Vault 7 and discovers that the CIA’s technology isn’t nearly as scary as media reports have made out. Most of their “hacking” tools require a tech-savvy agent to be physically in the same room as the target device in order to install malware. And most of their malware is wiped out by the next routine software update by the device maker.

Mar 18 09:07

Deepening EU Banking Crisis Meets Euro-TARP and Taxpayers

Events are moving so fast in Europe these days, it’s almost impossible to keep up. While much of the attention is being hogged by political developments, including the election in the Netherlands, Reuters published a report warning that the European banking sector may face even higher bad loan risks if the ECB begins to scale back its monetary stimulus programs, something it has already begun, albeit extremely tentatively.

Mar 18 09:04

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system. It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

Mar 18 09:02

Israel only country to escape proposed State Department budget cuts

Israel would be the only country to escape the Trump administration's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid, the State Department said Thursday. The proposed budget from the White House includes slashing the State Department budget by up to a third, cuts that would mostly target climate change, democracy promotion and health programs, and numerous foreign aid projects.

Mar 18 09:00

IRS Favors Satan

According to Judicial Watch as per yesterday’s Breitbart, at the same time that Lois Lerner of IRS fame was slow-walking the 501c3 applications for conservatives and Christian groups across the nation, the IRS was fast-tracking an “After School Satan Club” in Tacoma, Washington.

Mar 18 08:55

Tillerson Urges China to Refrain From Retaliation Against THAAD in S Korea

It isn't economic retaliation Tillerson is bleating about. China moved some heavy EW jammers up to where they can jam THAAD making it useless against an NK riposte!
The Chinese say checkmate.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China on Friday to refrain from creating economic policies which could hinder South Korea’s deployment of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system.

"While we acknowledge China's opposition, its economic retaliation against South Korea is inappropriate and troubling. We ask China to refrain from such actions," Tillerson said during a press conference following his talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Mar 18 08:54

The 'Birth Pangs' of a New Middle East, Remixed

You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong, not only about Lebanon and Israel but also Iraq, Syria and the House of Saud.

Mar 18 08:54

Erdogan Urges Turks in EU to Have More Children to Become 'Future of Europe'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish nationals living in European countries to have five children, to enroll children in better schools, to open businesses in order to become "the future of Europe."

Mar 18 08:53

Facts Are Irrelevant. The Information War Against Russia Must Continue

Although none of the assertions that Russia has been conducting a cyber war against America can be substantiated, Washington’s anti-Russia propaganda campaign will continue for the foreseeable future

Mar 18 08:53

Missile fragments found in Jordan after Israeli air raid in Syria

Projectile fragments were found in a village in Jordan’s Irbid governorate near the Syrian border on Friday. The fragments may belong to Syrian anti-aircraft missiles that the IDF says either missed their targets or were intercepted by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) during the latest air raid in Syria.

Mar 18 08:50

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system.

It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

The opening of a Beijing representative office by the Central Bank of Russia was a “very timely” move to aid specific cooperation, including bond issuance, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism measures between China and Russia, said Dmitry Skobelkin, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SOMEONE in the previous administration should have thought that this would be one way that Russia and China would react to the absolutely stupid anti-Russian sanctions for something it absolutely didn't do, which was the "alleged annexation" of Crimea (forgetting that the people of Crimea held two referendums to ask their people if they wanted to leave Ukraine, post-2014 putsch, and join the Russian Federation.)

But then again, I have learned, through many frustrating decades of many US governmental Administrations, that the pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion seems to be a very stringent requirement for going to work for it.

Mar 18 08:48

Students Denounced as ‘Racist’ For Wearing Red, White and Blue Clothing at Basketball Game

Students at an Iowa high school have been criticized for wearing red, white, and blue clothing to a recent basketball game with some calling the patriotic colors “racist.”

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Mar 18 08:42

This Video Contains All The Evidence To Prosecute Hillary Clinton And To Fire FBI Director James Comey Now!

This is an amazing video that has brilliantly been put together. The pieces that were linked together from hearings in Congress in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email case and FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in that case, are really major links in the chain of evidence.

Mar 18 08:29

POSSIBLE FALSE FLAG? Kim Jong-un threatens ‘MERCILESS’ attack on America in retaliation for South Korea drills

He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a sabre-rattling statement released through state media.

The propaganda press agency KCNA indicated the blood-thirsty despot was becoming increasingly agitated by the joint military drills south of the border.

A statement attributed to Kim said: “If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everything we think we know about what is going on in North Korea comes to us via the same corporate propaganda outlets that told us Saddam had nuclear weapons.

We know the US wants a war with North Korea, possibly as a means to limit China's sea lanes of communications while the South Chine Sea islands are invaded.

But the US needs to make it look like North Korea struck first and is the unreasonable party here.

But ...

Remember the Cheosan; sunk by a torpedo blamed on North Korea, until it was realized that the actual torpedo used was not one available to North Korea!

Mar 18 08:28

The Utter Hypocrisy of the Government in the Bundy Ranch Trial

The utter hypocrisy that is being demonstrated in the Bundy Ranch trial by those who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from both foreign and domestic enemies is quite telling as to the level of corruption we are seeing in our land today. Furthermore, it is demonstrating that many of those who have taken that oath not only don’t know what the Constitution says, but also have become the very domestic enemies they proclaim to oppose because of their ignorance.
“In a shocking statement made outside the earshot of the Jury this past Friday, Navarro said that she has no obligation to allow the defense to call the former Special Agent in Charge of the Bundy cattle impoundment to the stand for the purpose of impeaching his testimony to the grand jury.”

Mar 18 08:25

OMG! WHAT THIS SUPER LIBERAL JUST ADMITTED ON LIVE TV HAS TRUMP JUMPING & LAUGHING!

He’s the guy that invented the term ‘whitelash.’ Yeah. That’s Van Jones. He’s a super liberal. Last night when Rachel Maddow and MSNBC tried to sink Trump with his 2005 tax returns, she was turned into the laughingstock of the world.

Mar 18 08:24

Israel only country to escape proposed State Department budget cuts

Israel would be the only country to escape the Trump administration's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid, the State Department said Thursday.

The proposed budget from the White House includes slashing the State Department budget by up to a third, cuts that would mostly target climate change, democracy promotion and health programs, and numerous foreign aid projects.

In all, $17.3 billion would be cut from the State Department budget, which is about $50 billion. Congress is highly unlikely to approve the White House proposal, however, so the impact is still unknown.

Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, said U.S. aid to Israel, which totaled about $3.1 billion this year, would not be touched under the Trump plan. Israel gets more U.S. aid than any other nation.

Aid to every other country will come under review, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Characterise me as completely unsurprised by this.....

Mar 18 08:22

Mike Krieger: "Forget Russia, Donald Trump Works For Wall Street"

The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable at this point. Donald Trump is a phony, who has given his administration over to Wall Street crooks even more enthusiastically than his predecessors, and his predecessors were very enthusiastic.

I’ve written about this many times, and I warned throughout the campaign that my biggest fear was Trump is far too cozy with the finance industry, fake populist statements aside. His latest hire for the number two position at the Treasury Department once again proves the point.

As David Dayen reports in his excellent article at The Intercept, Donald Trump Isn’t Even Pretending to Oppose Goldman Sachs Anymore:

Mar 18 08:20

The Crumbling American Superpower

A Wall Street-driven agenda of globalization of US manufacturing and out-sourcing of production has left America a hollowed-out, crumbling Superpower. Since the 1980’s the United States has significantly under-invested in both new infrastructure and in renewing old. As US multinational corporations moved their factories overseas to cheap labor production in Mexico, then in Asia, especially China, and elsewhere, they found tax loopholes that allowed them to walk away from supporting the country that as recently as the 1960’s was the world industrial economic leading nation. Today US corporations hold $2.4 trillion in overseas profits that they keep abroad to avoid US taxes.

The result of all this neglect is that over the past three decades since the end of the 1980s, federal funding of major infrastructure projects such as dams has dropped by half, from 1 percent to 0.5 percent of GDP.

Infrastructure Report Card......

Mar 18 08:10

Russian parliament backs investigation into U.S. media

this should be interesting

Mar 18 08:08

Fake news says that President Trump declined to shake hands with Angela Merkel

He did decline, or more specifically pretended not to hear her, when she offered to shake hands for the cameras in the oval office

Mar 18 08:01

The 9/11 Faker

Mar 18 07:58

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [MARCH 18, 2017]

Mar 18 07:31

UN official resigns after pressure to withdraw Israel apartheid report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published the report, announced her resignation at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

Reuters reports that Khalaf took the step “after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians.”

“I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report,” Khalaf stated.

Mar 18 07:29

You’re Now Twice as Likely to Achieve the ‘American Dream’ in Canada

The study, authored by Raj Chetty, professor of economics at Stanford University, defined the concept as the ability for children born in the bottom fifth of income distribution to reach the top fifth. In the U.S. the likelihood of that is 7.5%, whereas in Canada children born in that group are twice as likely to rise to the top — at 13.5%. In the U.K. the likelihood of achieving that move from the bottom fifth to the top fifth is 9% and in Denmark it is 11.7%.

Mar 18 07:05

14-year-old boy and his dog hit with U.S. Wildlife Services planted “cyanide bomb,” dog dead, boy injured

Canyon Mansfield, 14, and his Labrador retriever named Casey were playing outside on Thursday when he saw what looked like a sprinkler head sticking up out of the ground which detonated just seconds later when he touched it, injuring the boy and killing his dog.

Mar 18 05:05

Just How Far Did Obama Go To Spy on President Trump?

Recent news of Obama’s invasive and deliberate spying on President Trump demands a serious investigation. How was Obama able to spy on the soon-to-be President during his campaign and what were his motives?

Mar 18 04:14

Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima Meltdown Could Last 250,000+ Years (VIDEO)

If there’s one thing that we can trust governments everywhere to do, it’s to obscure and obfuscate the truth to make themselves look good. Massive global debt-fueled bubble? No problem! Dangerous radiation levels still present from the Fukushima incident? Fake news! Our government has been proven time and time again to be guilty of covering up the truth, and the Japanese government is no different.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at something that the Japanese government and the American government are desperately trying to downplay – the full severity of the Fukushima incident. Until today, the location of the nuclear cores is still unknown and the Pacific ocean continues to be contaminated by radiation. One nuclear engineer estimates that the effects of this disaster could last for 250,000 years. And what are the world governments doing about it? Nothing of course, but then again since when were they overly worried about the plight of the common citizen.

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