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January 13, 2017

Jan 13 08:08

Trump Victory Over Fake News Reaches Landmark... Can MSM Sink Any Lower? Yes

Donald Trump is not done beating the news media at their own game and he completely demolishing the fake mainstream media.

Jan 13 08:07

FLASHBACK - BBC Caught Red Handed Hoaxing Russian T-72?s Invading! They Were Junk Tanks Bought By Ukraine for Propaganda!

A couple of weeks ago, Ukraine bought some old T-72?s from Hungary at the scrap price of about $8,500 dollars each which is their value as scrap metal. Ukraine does not use the T-72, it uses the later t-80 and t-84. But Russia still uses the T-72. It seems that the only purpose that Ukraine bought these junk tanks for is to create a false flag or for more lies from the fake news that Russia is invading!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

Is Obama going to use these Hungarian T-72s, repainted in Russian markings, to stage another "Gleiwitz Incident"; making a fake invasion by Russia to launch WW3 for real?

PLEASE REPOST THIS ON ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!

Jan 13 08:05

Most cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed

A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use.

Jan 13 08:05

Judge orders police officers possessions to be auctioned off in order to pay out to man shot and paralyzed for riding his bicycle into the street

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Sergeant's personal property is now in the hands of the federal government, waiting to be auctioned to begin paying Dontrell Stephens, 23. In 2013, Stephens was shot and paralyzed by Sergeant Adam Lin after he was stopped for riding his bicycle into traffic.



Jan 13 08:02

Is Communism Dead? A 1947 COMIC BOOK REVEALS THE TRUTH

Here is an old anti-Communist comic book from 1947.
If its predictions sound quaint and silly to us now, then Communism is indeed dead.
However, if the subversive tactics have come to pass or are still in use, then perhaps this warning from 66 years ago is not so silly after all:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This one will give you the willies!

Jan 13 07:59

THE INSANE CIRCUS NOW GOING ON IN WASHINGTON – A SAD PARODY OF JOSEPH MCCARTHY WAVING FISTFULS OF BLANK PAPER IN THE EARLY 1950s, INSISTING THEY WERE LISTS OF RUSSIAN SPIES

The single most important point to keep in mind about the “Russians did it” three-ring circus underway in Washington - after the essential fact that still no proof has been provided to support accusations coming from the highest level - is that there is no issue around the contrived notion of interfering in an American election or endangering American security. None.

Jan 13 07:58

ISC squishes BIND packet-of-death bugs

BIND administrators, get patching: there are three irritating flaws you need to splat.

The denial-of-service vulnerabilities in question are CVE-2016-9131, CVE-2016-9147, and CVE-2016-9444.



Jan 13 07:58

It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

It just got a lot harder to evade browser fingerprinting: a bunch of boffins have worked out how to fingerprint the machine behind the browser, using only information provided by browser features.

Jan 13 07:46

U.S. appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple

over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store

Jan 13 07:45

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

Security gurus are right now tearing strips off Trump's cyber-wizard pick. Top hacker Dan Tentler was first to point out the severely out-of-date Joomla! install.

"It speaks volumes," Tentler told The Register, referring to Giuliani's computer security credentials, or lack of, and fitness for the top post.

"Seventy-year-old luddite autocrats who often brag about not using technology are somehow put in charge of technology: it's like setting our country on fire and giving every extranational hacker a roman candle – or, rather, not setting on fire, but dousing in gasoline."




Jan 13 07:17

You’ve probably never heard of this creepy genealogy site. But it knows a lot about you

You can relax. I ran myself through this thing and about half the information was wrong.

Jan 13 07:15

Syrian Army: Israel Bombed Military Airport in Damascus

According to the Syrian Army, our "greatest ally" just bombed a military airport in the capital of Syria.

Even though Donald Trump bent over backwards to please these people, it appears they're trying to ensnare us in another war.

Jan 13 05:34

C-SPAN Taken Over By RT (RUSSIA TODAY) For Ten Minutes Today - Very Interesting Feed From RT.

It must have been quite exciting at C-SPAN today. Representative Maxie Waters was on the House Floor speaking, when suddenly the live feed went straight to RT.



Jan 13 03:57

Review of The CIA As Organized Crime

The kind of revelation that Valentine has provided needs to be presented judiciously and dispassionately as it is shocking to the uninitiated.

If you want to learn about the CIA as a deep state within the surface state, read this book.

Priceless explanations abound in paragraphs. Valentine writes that the government wages psywar against the American public in various ways for various purposes.

Jan 13 03:54

The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

This is a political coup d’etat...an attempt at removing Donald Trump from the White House.

After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.

It all began with CNN published an article entitled “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him”

Within one short week we went from allegations of “Russian hacking” to “having a traitor sitting in the White House”

Jan 13 03:50

Why I Am Worried About Trump, When Obama Sends 1,000's Of U.S. Troops To Russia's Doorstep



Jan 13 03:24

California Lt. Gov Vows To Block Trump’s Wall “By Any Means”

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to do everything in his power to block Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Jan 13 01:35

New Israeli missile attack on Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus

The air force of the Israeli enemy hit al-Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus just after midnight. A military source told SANA that several missiles were fired from the Lake Tiberias area and landed in the surroundings of al-Mezzeh airport at 12:25 after midnight, causing a fire to erupt. The source said the new Israeli attack came in support of the terrorist organizations “to raise their morale”. The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces has warned the Israeli enemy of the repercussions of this “flagrant attack”, said the source. The Command pledged to continue its war on terrorism “until eliminating it and cutting off the arms supporting it,” the source added. Al-Mezzeh military airport came under a similar Israeli attack on December 7 of last year, where several ground-to-ground missiles were fired from inside the occupied Palestinian territories to the west of Tall Abu al-Nada (hill).The missiles hit near the airport and caused a fire to break out but no casualties.

Jan 13 01:33

Ten people killed, many injured in terrorist attacks in Damascus, Idleb, Hama and Aleppo

A terrorist suicide bomber blew himself up near al-Muhafaza Sports Club in Kafrsouseh area in Damascus on Thursday evening, leaving 8 people dead. Six more people were also reported injured in the terrorist attack, according to a source at Damascus Police Command. The terrorist used an explosive belt in the attack, the source said. Chief of Damascus Police Command Gen. Mohammad Kheir Ismael said in a statement to SANA that the suicide bomber entered al-Hamriyeh neighborhood in Kafrsouseh and blew himself up in a densely populated area at around 20:15 pm. Gen. Ismael confirmed that the attack left 8 people dead and a number of people injured, adding that houses and cars in the site sustained material damage due to the bombing. Meanwhile, a woman was killed and 8 persons were injured in a terrorist attack on al-Foa’a and Kafrya towns in Idleb countryside.



Jan 13 01:28

SOUTHFRONT ACCUSED OF SUBVERTING POLISH GOVERNMENT

At issue is the Internet page Southfront.org. It published an article suggesting that the dismissals of Polish generals are the effect of the negative atmosphere within Poland’s Ministry of National Defense which supposedly prevailed after Antoni Macierewicz took over ministry. The author of the text slandering the Polish army and the defense chief is a Polityka reporter, and the text was translated and commented on by J.Hawk [That’s me!!! I’m famous now.] known in the Internet from pro-Russian activity [I prefer to think of it as simply reporting the news the CIA doesn’t want people to know]. Southfront.org is a platform headed by Putin trolls (sic), spreading Russian propaganda (sic), clearly anti-Western materials (sic), where it is difficult to find any criticism of the Putin regime (sic).

Jan 13 01:21

MILITARY SITUATION IN IRAQ ON JANUARY 12, 2017 (MAP UPDATE)

The map provides a general look at the military situation in Iraq on January 12, 2017.

Jan 13 01:18

ISRAEL DELIVERS MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST AIRPORT NEAR DAMASCUS

Israeli forces delivered military strikes against the Mezzah military air facility near the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Friday. The strikes targeted an ammunitions hub, producing an enormous explosion, according to reports. There are no confirmed reports about casualties among Syrian military personnel that were deployed there. The airport is a major logistical asset used by the Syrian government to transit troops and military supplies. The Israeli strikes followed a suicide bombing conducted by the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist group which claimed lives of at least nine people. The Syrian army has warned that there will be repercussions for Israel for the “flagrant attack” on the airport. The Syrian military also linked the alleged strike to Israel’s “support of terrorist groups.”

Jan 13 01:14

"Who is to blame for killing of Russian ambassador to Turkey?" by LJ-molonlabe

I am inclined to think that the terrorist was acting alone. Such a terrorist act does not require any human or material resources, all that is needed is one person who decides to do it. So, we need to discuss what drove his decision. 1) The terrorist managed to inform us of his motive, shouting about revenge for the suffering of the inhabitants of Aleppo. 2) It is unlikely that a Turkish law enforcement officer had personally traveled to Aleppo to witness the "suffering" with his own eyes. He must have been shown “war crimes” by those who wanted some psychos to develop a deep-seated hatred of Russia. 3) There are two forces that are actively promoting the theme of "residents of Aleppo suffering under Russian bombs". The first is the [An-Nusra] terrorists themselves, the second is the US government and its allies. The former create fake ‘evidence’, the latter attract international attention to it...



Jan 13 01:09

The first week of the new year: A shameful embarrassment

January 10, 2017. How many terrorist attacks have there been so far this year? Have a long think about it. You might recall the attack in Istanbul on January 1, because it is the nearest to western Europe. In fact that was one of eight attacks on the same day, worldwide and in the first ten days of this month there have been no less than thirty-six different attacks occasioning the death of some 344 innocent civilians and security personnel, plus dozens of terrorists and countless numbers of wounded...

January 12, 2017

Jan 12 22:09

Planned Violence: Organizer of Trump inauguration mass riots doesn’t believe in “peaceful transition of power”

Legba Carrefour, an organizer for DisruptJ20, told Reuters Wednesday that her group planned predawn blockades and disruptions during the evening inaugural balls on top of the protests during the actual inauguration.

“Some 300 DisruptJ20 volunteers will work to mobilize demonstrators for a series of protests the group has dubbed the “Festival of Resistance,” reported Reuters.

“We are not in favor of a peaceful transition of power, and we need to stop it,” Carrefour continued.

Jan 12 21:09

You Are NEVER Going to Believe What Is Sold Out In America (Video)

If there was ever a doubt that the mainstream media has failed in its responsibility to provide the American people with honest and relevant news, this ends that debate right now. In a time when virtually everything we see or hear on both social media or the news is held up for scrutiny to determine whether it is “real” or “fake” news, I truly wish what you are about to learn was fake. Sadly, it is not.

For well over a year, many of the world’s leading financial experts, men like Bill Holter, Jim Rogers, Dr. Jim Willie, Peter Schiff, Jim Rickards, and countless others have been warning people about a coming global financial reset, the likes of which the world has never seen. One of those experts even refers to the coming global reset as something that will be so big, he says it will be remembered as the single biggest event in all of human history. So, we’re not talking about a minor economic correction by any means.



Jan 12 19:35

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into 2 central lies for more illegal war on Iran: ‘threat to Israel’ and ‘nuclear program’ EVEN AFTER 12 YEARS of anyone checking the facts soooo easily refuting these claims as known lies (8 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Jan 12 19:26

‘Profound Dismay’: DNI Clapper Meets With Trump Over ‘Unverified’ Dossier Leak

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a rare statement that he met with President-elect Donald Trump to express “profound dismay” at the recent leak of intelligence documents.

At the heart of the matter is a document first published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday, which Clapper stressed was “not a US Intelligence Community product” in his press release Wednesday evening.

Jan 12 19:12

Obama gives US intelligence greater access to warrantless data on foreigners

Barack Obama, in one of his final acts on national security, has permitted US intelligence and law enforcement agencies far greater access to raw communications data warrantlessly collected on foreign targets, a move that has alarmed privacy advocates.

Under an executive order, the CIA, FBI and other security agencies will be able to access unfiltered surveillance aimed at foreigners abroad, before information identifying or revealing Americans they may be in contact with gets censored out.

Jan 12 19:04

Russian tech expert named in Trump report says US intelligence never contacted him

A Russian venture capitalist and tech expert whose name and company are mentioned in the now-notorious document alleging connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian hackers says no intelligence officers have ever contacted him about the accusations, which he says are false.

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The salacious innuendoes in the periodic reports about Trump’s personal life dominated social media headlines. The mention of Webzilla and Gubarev was among the more specific allegations: that XBT and affiliates “had been using botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data and conduct ‘altering operations’ against the Democratic Party leadership.”

Gubarev said he operated 75,000 servers across the globe and got real-time information if there had been hacking or illicit activity tied to his businesses. There is no evidence of that, he said, adding that no one has contacted him.

Jan 12 17:11

FBI: Hillary Clinton Committed Espionage Against United States

The FBI’s latest release of Hillary Clinton emails make it clear that the former Secretary of State committed espionage against the United States.

Jan 12 17:02

After Tanks the Boots: Thousands of US Troops Touch Ground in Europe on Way to Russian Frontier

A US armored brigade (3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division) is on the move to Russia's Baltic border. After its equipment begun arriving in Europe last week so now have its soldiers.

The move is so big it will require 37 trains and over one thousand rail cars to transport from Germany to Poland.

A US armored brigade fields over 400 tracked and over 1300 wheeled vehicles including 80 62-ton Abrams tanks, 140 Bradley armored fighting vehicles and 400 humvees.



Jan 12 16:56

Girl streams her suicide on FACEBOOK

Jan 12 16:53

Putting an anti-vaxxer in charge: Trump’s latest delusions

I was taken back to that conversation this week with the news that U.S. president-elect Donald Trump had asked Mr. Kennedy to chair a commission on “vaccine safety and scientific integrity.” Those were the words of Mr. Kennedy, who was the one to announce his appointment after a meeting with Mr. Trump – someone he once called “a dangerous … deceptive … demagogue.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Big Pharma is scared that Trump will take away their cash cow!

Jan 12 16:42

Are You Prepared For the Revolution That Starts in 8 Days?

On January 1st, World Net Daily’s Garth Kant asked, “Could the left really attempt a violent revolution to overthrow the U.S. government, and overturn the American way of life?” Douglas V. Gibbs, who has appeared as a commentator on Fox News and is a radio talk-show host in Los Angeles responded by saying not only COULD they, but they absolutely WILL try. Gibbs even went one step further when he said:

-- “They [the far-left] are in full preparation for social and economic collapse, or a violent revolution.”

This week, in addition to reports confirming that several veteran Communist groups including The Workers World Party and the Revolutionary Communist Party (a violent Marxist-Leninist group) will be in attendance promoting anti-Trump mayhem for Inauguration Day, the spokesman for the #DisruptJ20 movement came right out in public said some of the group's stated goals on Inauguration Day include:

Jan 12 16:39

Is This The Coup In America? “U.S. Troops On Russian Border” To Start War Before Inauguration ? By Mac Slavo

Is there a coup underway, while America is in the transition period, and before Trump swears in as the 45th president of the United States?

How real is the clash between the rogue Manhattan billionaire and the intelligence gang behind the throne? Who will win the struggle for power over foreign policy? These are serious times and require serious considerations.

The U.S. sent an entire armored brigade to the Russian border, and Vladimir Putin is preparing as if for war. Missile defense systems are raised; tall claims and serious charges have been leveled; diplomatic relations have chilled to a permafrost. Several Russian diplomats have turned up dead recently, including one murdered in front of cameras during a dramatic assassination in Turkey. Russia has bucked U.S. order in the Middle East, and carved out a potential peace deal in Syria without their consultation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This scenario is not as outlandish as you might want to believe; the pieces are in place as I type this commentary, and all it will take is either one catastrophic wrong move (or a deliberate false flag) to get things rolling before Trump even has the opportunity to take the Oath of Office.

I am watching the feed from Faux News, and McCaul is stating that "there must be consequences for what Russia is doing", when there is absolutely zero proof that Russia has done anything to either swing last year's election in Trump's direction, or blackmail Trump to do its bidding.

And what really has gotten the hair at the back of my neck up, and has gotten it break dancing (a very odd feat for the hair of someone who is right handed/left eye dominant)is the following article:

Russia puts Moscow S-400s on combat alert: Video

The two words which alarm me in that headline are: "COMBAT ALERT".

Whatever the Russian government is expecting, it must be pretty horrific for this equipment to be deployed, just outside of Moscow.

Jan 12 16:38

War? Obama Amassing Soldiers, Tanks At Russia's Doorstep In Poland

Is Obama going to start a war with Russia to sabotage Donald Trump?

Why is he doing this when he only has eight days left in office and he knows Trump wants to make peace with Russia?

Jan 12 16:32

Israeli warplanes attack Syrian Army in Damascus

Minutes ago, the Israeli Air Force struck a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ammunition depot inside the Mezzeh Airbase in rural Damascus.

According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent near the Mezzeh Airbase, the Israeli warplanes specifically targeted this ammunition depot, causing a massive explosion that could be heard from Syria's capital city.

Jan 12 16:30

Hugo Salinas Price: The president elect of the US, Mr. Trump, does not know what he is doing when he proposes protectionist measures

With so many people around the globe worried about what the planet faces in 2017, multi-billionaire Hugo Salinas Price just issued this dire warning to the world

Jan 12 16:17

Ew: DC Restaurant Serves “Golden Showers” Pee-Themed Burger in “Honor” of Trump, Donates Proceeds to Planned Parenthood

Because nothing says “Boy am I hungry” like a food that imitates prostitutes urinating…

Oh wait, that’s probably true in DC.

Oooooh Buuuuuurn!

Jan 12 16:15

Obama Used His New Executive Order for the First Time, Officially Classified US Election System as “Critical Infrastructure”

Remember when DHS head Jeh Johnson announced Homeland Security might have to take over and "protect" our elections as critical infrastructure (a scary prospect at the time considering how partisan/progressive/pro-Hillary Obama's entire administration is)?

Well now they have one more layer of bureaucracy under which to do so in the future.

Jan 12 16:13

New York City Correction Worker Arrested for Prostitution

A city correction department employee could see how it’s really like behind bars after she was arrested at one of Brooklyn’s motels for moonlighting as a prostitute.

Jan 12 16:08

UK’s Atomic Weapons Workers To Stage Two 48hr Strikes In January

Atomic weapons workers will stage two 48-hour strikes from Wednesday next week over what they claim are “broken promises” over pension cuts, Unite the Union announced.

Six hundred staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s two sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield – both in Berkshire – will strike for 48 hours from January 18 and then for another 48-hour period from January 30.

Jan 12 16:06

Massive Security Preparations Underway For Trump Inauguration Amid Protester Threats To "Paralyze The City"

With just 8 days left until President Trump's inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C., a massive security force, including 7,500 Guardsmen and 3,000 police officers, is preparing for the worst as the event is expected to attract up to 750,000 protesters, some of whom have vowed to "paralyze the city." Certainly if the protester presence at the Senate confirmation hearings over the past two days is any indicator of what is to come, then next Friday should be an interesting evening.

More than three-dozen law enforcement agencies are working together on security and safety plans in anticipation, including the Capitol Police, FBI, Secret Service and National Guard.

Roughly 7,500 Guardsmen from across the country will come to Washington, along with about 3,000 police officers from various states, with the Secret Service taking the lead on security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am, very honestly, praying for snow, and the swearings-in to take place in the safety of the White House proper!!

Jan 12 16:02

Desperate Eurozone to borrow BILLIONS to fund Greece rescue amid fears of crash

THE eurozone's bailout fund is borrowing tens of billions so it can fund a rescue plan for Greece, amid fears the country's debt crisis could once again send shockwaves through the bloc.

The Luxembourg agency responsible for doling out rescue money - the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - is turning to markets to raise the extra cash needed for the Greek debt relief programme.

The ESM is now issuing €57billion (£49.5bn) in long-term bonds - up 14 per cent from original plans - to cover the bail-out programme.

However, Athens remains at loggerheads with creditors over the long term measures of the deal for fresh cash and debt relief - and the stand-off could last for weeks, as the two sides refuse to back down over controversial austerity measures.

Last month, the ESM froze short-term debt relief for the country, after prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced a one-off Christmas bonus for low-income pensioners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Austerity is always great for the banks, but lousy for the people it hits, like the Greek Pensioners.

And what happens if the ESM just cannot get the money, and the market is skittishly bearish on the concept?!?!?

Jan 12 15:57

British PM In Denial About Healthcare Crisis: Corbyn

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of being “in denial” over the ongoing crisis gripping the country’s National Health Service (NHS).

During this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons on Wednesday, May and the opposition leader clashed on a variety of issues, but it was the NHS that took the center stage.

Jan 12 15:53

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

Jan 12 15:53

Closest Ever: NASA Captures Image Of Saturn’s Spooky ‘Death Star’ Moon

On its closest-ever flyby of Saturn’s moon Mimas, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured what may be the most detailed image to date of the celestial body.

In a picture released on NASA’s website, it’s not hard to see how Mimas got its nickname – the enormous Herschel Crater dominates both its surface and the image, making the icy moon look like the Death Star, a fictional mobile space station / galactic super-weapon created by the “Star Wars” movie franchise.

Jan 12 15:49

DHS CREATES THE 'NATIONAL LIVESTOCK READINESS PROGRAM' TO CONTROL OUR FOOD SUPPLY

DHS wants to control our food supply, this sounds like a 'fake news' story but unfortunately it's all too real.

Last year, DHS gave the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC) $331,118 to develop the 'National Livestock Readiness Program'.

Don't we already have two government agencies that control disease outbreaks in animals?

The government created the FDA and the USDA to control disease, foodborne pathogens etc., why do we need a national livestock program run by DHS? (click here to read about mad cow disease.)

The very name Department of Homeland Security should give people pause. Many of us have watched DHS turn America into a police state ruled by fear. DHS has created fear of each other (See Something Say Something) fear of drugs, fear of drunk & drugged driving, fear of terror and now fear of hate crimes.

The endless wars and fear of everything is the only reason DHS exists.

DHS and the Feds to control our food supply

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to look to buy local, as much as I can, without my produce being sprayed with glyphosate and other carcinogens.

That the DHS is looking to control the American food supply scares the stuffing out of me, and I will do everything to purchase healthy, local food over which it has zero control.

Jan 12 15:27

Demonstration In Germany Against Deportations To Afghanistan

More than a thousand people protested last Saturday in Frankfurt against the German government’s deportation of refugees to Afghanistan. After a rally at the central Opernplatz square, a growing number of people joined the peaceful demonstration in the downtown area.

Jan 12 15:27

If Obamacare Is Repealed, Advocates Expect “Meaner And Skimpier” Replacement For The Poor

As Republicans in the newly sworn-in 115th Congress are moving swiftly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature healthcare law, we continue our extended interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a primary care physician and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Jan 12 14:53

Ex MI6 Spy Who Compiled ‘Golden Showers’ Report Was FBI Source for FIFA Scandal

The man behind the unsubstantiated ‘Golden Showers’ report on President-elect Donald Trump’s supposed ties to Russia is a former officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), and was the FBI’s source in the FIFA corruption scandal.

The operative, identified as Christopher Steele by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, is a former Russian operations officer for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, Reuters reported. After leaving M16, Steele worked with the FBI, providing intelligence on the world soccer association’s ties to suspected Russian gangsters.

Jan 12 14:18

Protesters In DC Call On Obama To Close Guantanamo Prison Before Leaving

Police have arrested over a dozen activists in Washington, DC protesting to mark the 15th anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

A coalition of groups of protesters and activists marched from the Supreme Court to the Senate on Wednesday, demanding that President Barack Obama close the prison before leaving the White House on January 20.

Jan 12 13:57

FLASHBACK - Obamacare Website Costs Exceed $2 Billion, Study Finds

The federal government’s Obamacare enrollment system has cost about $2.1 billion so far, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis of contracts related to the project.

Jan 12 13:52

Let's Pass A War Powers Resolution For Meddling In Other People's Elections

Let’s pass a War Powers Resolution for “election meddling” in other people’s countries. In other words, let’s pass a law that before the executive branch can meddle in elections in other people’s countries; a proposal to do so has to be debated and authorized — or rejected — by Congress.

Jan 12 13:52

Britain Preparing ‘Official’ Anti-Moscow Campaign – Russian Embassy

The Russian embassy in London says that the British authorities are looking to launch an official campaign against Moscow, based on what senior diplomats in Britain reportedly called a “concerted drive by Russia to undermine the UK.”

The embassy posted a statement on its website apparently meant as a follow-up to an article published by the Sunday Times in mid-December. The newspaper reported Whitehall’s growing concerns over Russia, including a perceived cyber threat, an alleged increase in spying, and the deployment of “useful” MPs and “propaganda.”

Jan 12 13:49

No Charges For California Cop Who Fatally Shot Man Holding E-Cigarette Device

The San Diego County police officer who fatally shot a distressed black man who was “acting erratically” and holding a vape pen that police mistook for weapon will not be charged with a crime, the county district attorney has announced.

Jan 12 13:49

British Pound Hits A 31-Year Low Against US Dollar

The UK’s currency has fallen to a record 31-year low against the dollar, amid a sudden strengthening of the US currency.

The British sterling dropped to $1.20 before rebounding slightly to just above $1.21 by the time the London market closed on Wednesday evening.

Jan 12 13:47

UK child-abuse whistleblower sentenced to two years by kangaroo court held in secret

On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children's Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.

The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.

Jan 12 13:40

UK snow: Severe weather sweeps across country

Large parts of the UK have already been hit by heavy snow,

Jan 12 13:37

Report: Obama Intel Officials Used ‘Russia Blackmail’ Claims to Warn Israel About Trusting Trump

U.S. intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts not to trust President-elect Donald Trump with intelligence secrets, citing alleged fears that Russia held blackmail information over Trump, according to a report today in Israel’s respected Yediot Ahronot daily newspaper.

Jan 12 13:32

The Trump effect on Greenback

Investors are reconsidering the effects of Donald Trump’s presidency. Markets have been on a bull run since the real estate tycoon was elected president in November.

Jan 12 13:29

Anderson Cooper, "We have not talked about any details on the air." [I have CNN video that says otherwise.]

If a simple minded person were to watch this they have a reason to believe it. CNN can play word hockey all they want but they know what they really did. Which makes it all the more satisfying that Trump delivered a verbal smackdown to these unprofessional buffoons

Jan 12 13:25

Democrats press U.S. housing nominee Carson on potential Trump conflicts

potential conflicts of interest between the agency he is set to run and properties in which the president-elect may hold a financial stake

Jan 12 13:22

A DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY SPELLS THE END OF THE GEORGE SOROS SHADOW GOVERNMENT PLANNED WITH HILLARY

HUNGARY PLANS TO CRACK DOWN ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS LINKED TO BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS NOW THAT DONALD TRUMP WILL OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE, ACCORDING TO THE DEPUTY HEAD OF PRIME MINISTER VIKTOR ORBAN’S PARTY.

Jan 12 13:20

Vancouver Looking at 50-80% Drop in Peak Real Estate Prices? Hilliard MacBeth

Canadians Getting Around New Mortgage Rules

Jan 12 13:10

Obama’s ‘Farewell To Arms’ As War Presidency Ends

Self-declared liberal Americans consider Bush to be a warmongering disaster, yet somehow they hail Obama as some kind of progressive «peace president».

Eight straight years of warmongering come to an end as US President Barack Obama bows out with his «farewell to the nation» speech this week, as fawning American media dubbed his valediction.

In reality, Obama’s outgoing address should have been billed as a «farewell to arms» made by arguably one of the most belligerent presidents to ever have occupied the White House.

Only in exceptionally delusional America could such a pernicious paradox be presented as something honorable and sentimental.

Jan 12 13:07

Fed Pays Banks $12 Billion on “Excess Reserves,” Taken from Taxpayer Pockets

Circuitous hidden wonders of paying interest on “excess reserves.”

Jan 12 13:05

Stephen F Cohen: Who Are the Real Enemies of US National Security?

If anti-Trump American forces are behind untrue allegations of this magnitude, those forces are the primary enemies of US national security and should be investigated fully and publicly.

Cohen raises the following issues, which he and Batchelor discuss:

Two conflicting interpretations are suggested, says Cohen. Either Trump is about to become a potentially seditious American president. Or powerful US forces are trying to destroy his presidency before it begins, perhaps even prevent him from taking office.

Jan 12 13:00

WaPo’s Factcheck Of WikiLeaks Highlights Paper’s Strange View Of Facts

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Fox News, 1/3/17) again denied that the leaked e-mails he published during the election came from Russia—an assertion contradicted by many anonymous US intelligence officials. “We can say, we have said repeatedly over the last two months, that our source is not the Russian government, and it is not a state party,” Assange told Sean Hannity.

Jan 12 12:56

The Entire World Is “Fake News”

Imperialist demagogues, as well as religious fanatics, are known to live in their grotesque realities. They erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the public relentlessly with self-promoting messages.

Jan 12 12:48

1.7% INFLATION?

We know for a fact that home prices are now at 2006 highs. We know for a fact that rent has been going up at an annual rate of 3% to 6% for the last few years. We know for a fact taxes, tolls, and government fees have been going up at 5% to 10% per year. We know for a fact that our healthcare costs are going up by 10% to 50% per year.

Jan 12 12:44

How to travel from visa-free Belarus to Russia?

Belarus now allows foreigners short-term, visa-free entry into the country. But what does this mean for the Russian-Belarusian border crossings, and how will citizens of third countries be able to enter legally into Russia from Belarus? Regarding third-party foreigners, a legal crossing of the Russian-Belarusian border is only possible if he or she travels by air and has a visa issued by the country he or she is flying to. Traveling from Belarus to Russia using any form of ground transportation has been and remains illegal. While there are no international border crossing points between the two countries, vehicles can be stopped. Russian border control occasionally stops cars at random, and shuttle buses can be stopped to check passengers' passports. A foreigner without a Russian visa cannot buy a ticket in Belarus because he must show his passport at the time of purchase.

Jan 12 12:43

Why websites will probably know your card details without you telling them

WE'VE ALL been there. Card lost or stolen, and suddenly you have to update every website with your new details.

Except now, some websites are actually updating your card information for you, before you've even got the replacement card.

Mastercard and Visa have both introduced services which offer websites details of customers' replacement cards automatically, and while it's no secret, it seems cardholders aren't always aware that the likes of Amazon might know your card details before they do.

Jan 12 12:41

Rosie O'Donnell Supports 'Martial Law' to Delay Trump's Inauguration

According to Rosie O'Donnell, martial law is the only chance to stop the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Jan 12 12:33

7 things you probably didn't know about the Soviet war in Afghanistan

There was no official Afghan War. There was no invasion of Afghanistan, as the western powers always accused. Instead, a limited contingent of Soviet troops was officially invited by the government of Afghanistan. The decision to send in Soviet troops was not an easy one. Nevertheless, the Politburo made the decision on December 12, 1979. One could possibly say, however, that the Soviet Union was lured into this conflict. According to former CIA Director Robert Gates, on July 3, 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed a secret order to fund anti-government forces in Afghanistan. Zbigniew Brzezinski later said, “We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.” In the 19th century, the Russian and British empires fought for control of Afghanistan in what historians call, “The Great Game.” The Afghan conflict from 1979-1989 was a continuation of that “game.” Riots and uprisings on the Soviet Union's southern border could not go ignored...

Jan 12 12:30

Jerry Brown says state faces first budget deficit since 2012 – a $2 billion deficit

Why is it always a revenue shortfall and never a spending problem? That’s a rhetorical question, of course.

Jan 12 12:28

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Update Installs Chrome Browser Extension

Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser.

The installation process is covert, but the next time users open their Chrome browser, they'll be notified by Chrome's security systems that a new extension has been added.

Jan 12 12:24

Britain’s Ambassador To France Says UK Will Not Talk To Marine Le Pen

UK ambassador to France Ed Llewellyn says the UK will not forge ties with far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen because it is not government policy.

Llewellyn told MPs that Britain had a long standing policy of not engaging with Front National, despite Le Pen polling in second place behind ex-prime minister Francois Fillon.

Jan 12 12:23

Beijing Not Amused After Tillerson Says US Will Block Chinese Access To South China Sea Islands

During his confirmation hearing as Trump's SecState, Rex Tillerson said a failure to respond to China had allowed it to “keep pushing the envelope” in the South China Sea and added that "we’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed."

Jan 12 12:23

‘Trump Is Right’: Bernie Sanders Hopes To Make Drug Pricing Deal With President-Elect

President-elect Donald Trump and former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) don’t always see eye to eye, but the democratic socialist is praising Trump’s recent comments on the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of achieving reform.

Jan 12 12:20

America's Glaring Biological Warfare Vulnerability

The threat is biological warfare against the US and EXACTLY that issue has appeared in recent media reports. By that, I mean that the US has a delivery system for biological weapons against itself. In other words, the capability to commit a massive biological false flag attack. For some background, take a…

Jan 12 12:19

DOJ watchdog investigating FBI decisions in Clinton email probe

The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday it would examine whether the FBI followed proper policies and procedures in connection with its probe of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

The department's Office of Inspector General said its probe would focus in part on actions leading up to or related to public communications by FBI Director James Comey regarding the Clinton investigation, and whether underlying investigative decisions may have been based on "improper considerations."

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Gee, ya think?

Jan 12 11:56

Shadow Play: the New Great Game in Eurasia

On his return to the Asia Times fold, veteran columnist and author Pepe Escobar writes that the West's Divide and Rule approach to global rivals may no longer cut the ice in an age of New Silk Roads...

Jan 12 11:53

160 million Americans can't afford to treat a broken arm

The study's results add to previous evidence about the tightening personal finances of Americans.

Jan 12 11:48

Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in DC for months

In October, Mother Jones magazine described how a former Western spy — assigned to look into Trump's Russian ties

Jan 12 11:47

“Trump Memo”—Media Technique Revealed

The “Trump Memo” furor is an example of how the controlled media manufactures fake news by using a devious technique known as “leading with rebuttal”— whereby defamatory, unproved, and unprovable allegations can be publicized without fear of legal action, a former journalist with one of the large media corporations has revealed.

Jan 12 11:47

You Won't Believe What CNN and the Mainstream Media Are Doing Now... (Video)

With abysmal ratings, and after being embroiled in yet another “fake news” controversy, it’s not unreasonable for people to begin wondering if CNN or other left-wing media outlets are EVER going to learn their lesson, and begin to at least ACT like they’re attempting to exercise some journalistic integrity, or if they’re content to lose the few remaining viewers and readers they still have to what they refer to as” “fake news” websites.

By now, most people have heard about the fireworks that went off yesterday during President-Elect Trump’s first official press conference. What you may not know, is that other left-wing media outlets, like USA Today, are deliberately altering the sound on their version of what took place, or that the reporter involved in the dust-up, Jim Acosta, has been lying on the air at CNN about what really happened.

Jan 12 11:46

Dance instructor charged with lewd acts on a student

The victim said other incidents between the two occurred both at the dance studio and in DeBenedetta's home. She also said DeBenedetta purchased her a prepaid cellphone so the two could communicate.

Jan 12 11:43

CVS generic competitor to EpiPen, sold at a 6th the price

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers.

The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment compared to EpiPen, which can cost more than $600.

Jan 12 11:43

Ex-U.S. customs officer admits taking cash, sexual bribes to allow human smuggling

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes of cash and sexual favors in exchange for his willingness to wave through car loads of unauthorized immigrants at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Jose Luis Cota, 50, a 15-year veteran of the border agency, also submitted a resignation letter Tuesday.

Jan 12 11:40

WATCH: Kellyanne Conway, Anderson Cooper Debate Whether CNN is Fake News

Kellyanne Conway had a "heated discussion" with Anderson Cooper Wednesday over CNN's coverage of BuzzFeed's dodgy dossier.

Conway insisted CNN was culpable in releasing the report, while Cooper insisted they were pure as snow.

Jan 12 11:38

Russia responds to US troop deployment in Eastern Europe [Video]

What "freedom and democracy" is the US defending in Europe, when it is the single most armed and unruly army on earth? How many cases in point will it take - Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya? Nevertheless, Mr Obama goes out with a bang.

Jan 12 11:38

Trump CIA Pick Pompeo: Russia 'Doing Nothing to Aid in the Defeat of ISIS'

Tea-o-con Mike Pompeo claimed with a straight face Russia is "doing nothing to aid in the defeat of ISIS."

Jan 12 11:38

Russia Deploys S-400 Missile Regiment Near Moscow On Combat Duty

While the stated reason behind its deployment has not been disclosed, Russia has put on duty a surface-to-air missile regiment equipped with the brand-new S-400 air defense system, Russia’s most advanced, in Moscow’s suburbs on combat alert.

“The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system into service, and have gone on combat duty for the air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia,” the Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communication told Interfax. The new SAM battery arrived at its destination in the Moscow Region from Kapustin Yar in the south Russia last December, the Defense Ministry noted.

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The troubling question here is that of timing; why now?!?

Is the Russian government expecting some kind of blitzkrieg false flag, to be blamed on them, right before Trump is inaugurated, against which they will be forced to retaliate?!?!?

Jan 12 11:35

SHOCK WARNING: US facing CIVIL WAR because Trump's rivals cannot accept him as president

DONALD Trump’s election rivals cannot accept they lost the election pushing the US to the brink of civil war, a former ally of Angela Merkel has warned.

Willy Wimmer, a former CDU defence spokesman, said the Washington elite are working hard to make it impossible for Donald Trump to govern.

Mr Wimmer accused the establishment of launching a smear campaign against the president-elect just days before his inauguration.

In a bid to stop Mr Trump changing foreign policy, Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans are building up a network of resistance to the billionaire’s increasingly warm relations with Russia.

Mr Wimmer told RT: “When you see the situation in Washington, I think they are not willing, those who lost the election, to accept the new president whose name is Trump… What’s going on in Washington sounds like the beginning of a civil war.”

Jan 12 11:34

The Effort to Undermine Trump Continues

What is getting really interesting is just how desperate many in Washington seem to be about Trump.

Jan 12 11:34

Kremlin sees deployment of US armor in Poland as threat

"Any country can regard a buildup of foreign military presence near its borders negatively and it will do so. This is precisely the way we see it," Peskov said...
The deployment by the Obama team of additional forces in Europe lately is a destabilizing factor for European security, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum... http://tass.com/politics/924595
"I want to stress that we have no plans of being drawn into a new arms race," Shoigu said giving a lecture for the top officials of the ministry and representatives of the public... http://tass.com/defense/924594

Jan 12 11:33

MERKEL MUST GO: Furious protesters demand Angela LEAVES as she receives honorary award

PROTESTERS have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest for beleaguered Angela Merkel to step down as German Chancellor just before she receives an honorary award.

Angry campaigners held placards with slogans reading "Merkel not welcomed" and "Merkel must go" following a spate of terror attacks against Germany.

Jan 12 11:32

The sun is ripping apart! NASA image shows vast 'hole' spreading across the solar surface

An elongated coronal hole stretching across the face of the sun sent solar wind particles gushing toward Earth last week.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has revealed a stunning animation of the phenomenon, showing the massive dark patch marring the surface of our star.

Space-weather forecasters warned that the resulting geomagnetic storm, while minor, could have some effects on satellites and the power grid.

And, the activity brought breathtaking auroras dancing across the sky in the higher latitudes.

Jan 12 11:31

Trump Blasts CNN's "FAKE NEWS", Says "Credibility Will Soon Be Gone!"

One day after totally shutting down CNN's Jim Acosta at his first press conference as President-elect, Trump continues to hammer CNN tweeting that they're "in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!"

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A memo to President-Elect Trump: the presstitutes have already lost their credibility completely, years ago, when they lied about Saddam Hussein having "weapons of mass destruction", sir!!

Jan 12 11:30

Trump says does not think Obama went too far with sanctions against Russia. Senator says Moscow will react to new US administration's steps not declarations

U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not think the outgoing President Barack Obama had gone too far when authorizing anti-Russian measures over the cyber attacks the U.S. officials ascribe to Moscow. "I don't think he went too far. No," Trump said. He declined to say whether or not he planned to keep the anti-Russian sanctions in effect...
The Russian authorities will react to the practical steps the incoming U.S. Administration will be making, not to the declarations the contents of which often stem from transitory calculus, Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of defense and security committee in the upper house of Russian parliament said on Wednesday. http://tass.com/politics/924551

Jan 12 11:28

Mice are transformed into aggressive 'zombie' hunters after scientists flick a killer switch in their brains

By selectively manipulating the different types in the amydala, they found that one set of neurons controlled pursuit, and another controlled the kill.

The experts' experiments involved inanimate stand-ins for prey, such as sticks and bottle caps and animate bug-like toys, as well as live insects.

When the laser was turned off the animals behaved normally, but when it was turned on, the mice took on the qualities of 'walkers' from 'The Walking Dead', pursuing and biting almost anything in their path, including the bottle caps and wooden sticks.

Jan 12 11:26

'Protectionist' Obama Escalates Trade War, Slams China With Subsidized Aluminum Complaint

With all the partisan narrative defining Trump as a tariff-setting, anti-trade, economy-buster, we thought it ironic that free-trade-wunderkind Obama just escalated trade wars by bringing his administration's 16th trade-enforcement complaint against China with WTO, urging tariffs on subsidized Chinese aluminum, after accusing them of funneling artificially cheap loans from state-run banks to producers.

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You might think President Obama would have had the decency to wait until Trump had assumed the office of President, and figure out how he wanted to handle it; unfortunately, however, this is another classic, passive/aggressive ploy on Obama's part to ratchet up the tensions between the US and China to an even higher degree than it already is.

And I have 3 words with which to characterise this action, 8 days before Trump takes the Oath of Office; childish; churlish; and petulant.

Jan 12 11:20

Russian Foreign Ministry promises to take into account US activity in Baltic states

"We noted the deployment to the Baltic states of US special operations’ servicemen, this issue could not have remained unnoticed," the diplomat said. "We view these actions as another example of provocative military activity close to Russia’s borders in the framework of a notorious line towards containing Russia." The diplomat said it is clear that the goal of these efforts is the attempt of the outgoing Barack Obama administration to "complicate as much as possible the situation in bilateral relations and make the new US authorities a hostage of its systematic and rather unfriendly policy towards Russia. We will be forced to further take into consideration in our defense planning the US military preparations aimed against Russia, including in the Baltic states," Zakharova stressed. "We hope that the new US government will not toe the mark of this apparently deadlock line that provokes confrontation between our countries," she said.

Jan 12 11:20

Gen. Mattis: "Russia Is The Principal Threat To US Security"

“Our Armed Forces must remain the best led, best equipped, and most ready force in the world,” Mattis told the Senate. “We must also embrace our international alliances and security partnerships. History is clear: nations with strong allies thrive and those without them wither.”

“My watchwords will be solvency and security in providing for the protection of our people and the survival of our freedoms,” Mattis said. “America has two fundamental powers. One is intimidation,” Mattis told Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan). “The other power, which we’ve used less in the last 20 years, is the power of inspiration.” The US should not be turning to military power as the answer to all of its concerns around the world, the retired Marine general added.

Here are some of the key highlights so far:

Russia Is "Principal Threat" To US Security

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I would be curious as to understand in what context Mattis believes Russia is our "principal threat"?!?

Because in looking at Putin's behaviour, I just don't see it. What I see is a master chess player, who has generally been one hundred moves ahead of his American and European counterparts.

Jan 12 11:18

Mattis stands for US permanent military presence in Baltic states

The United States should ensure its permanent military presence in the Baltic countries, James Mattis, US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for defense secretary, said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. When senator John McCain asked a question concerning Washington’s military presence in the Baltic states, Mattis only said "yes" without further elaborations.

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