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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 05 23:04

Facebook Employees Are Quitting Because of Users Being Censored

The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.

Dec 05 20:10

Monday Minisitry- N.W.O.

Dec 05 18:49

THE PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT OF ANGELA MERKEL

Anyone who says she admires Hillary Clinton, as Angela Merkel has said, plainly invites revulsion if not contempt. The lack of judgment broadcast by such words strikes the mind like a grating noise. Clinton's record of behavior literally stinks to high heaven, much as a pile of corpses left to rot in the hot sun, and, as it happens, there are a great many rotting corpses in Clinton’s history.

Dec 05 18:13

Throwing a tantrum like this plays into the Israel lobby's hands

Who would pick a pointless fight with an ally like the New Statesman and hand the Israel lobby an open goal just when Tel Aviv's notorious propaganda chief, Mark Regev, is settling into his new role as Israel's ambassador in London? Answer: the Palestine Solidarity Camaign (PSC), which describes itself as "the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights".

Dec 05 18:09

Mayor de Blasio sending White House $35M bill to cover cost of keeping Trump Tower secure

Mayor de Blasio is sending the Obama administration a $35 million bill for the cost of securing Trump Tower from the time President-elect Donald Trump won the race through Jan. 20 — an average of over $400,000 a day, officials said on Monday.

Dec 05 18:08

More than half US aid goes to Israel and its gov't ignores our warnings on settlements -- Kerry

John Kerry offered yet another tough-love talk to Israel at the pro-Israel Saban Forum yesterday. The United States gives Israel more than half of the aid that we give “to the entire world,” and Israel simply ignores us when we warn it about new settlements.

Dec 05 17:58

California Mom 'Kidnapped by Two Hispanic Women, Branded, Starved to Brink of Death'

A California mom was allegedly abducted by two Hispanic women while jogging outside of her home in Redding and brutally beaten, branded and starved to the brink of death.

After being kidnapped on November 2nd and held for 22 days, 34-year-old mother of two Sherri Papini was found Thanksgiving morning on the side of a freeway with "a metal chain around her waist" and "a bag over her head."

Investigators suspect she was abducted to be trafficked as a sex slave.

Dec 05 16:04

Trump Won 2,623 Counties – More Than Any Candidate Since Reagan 32 Years Ago

Donald Trump won 2,623 counties compared to Hillary Clinton’s 489 which is the largest margin of victory since Ronald Reagan 32 years ago.

Dec 05 14:08

Knockout Game In St. Louis: White Man Viciously Beat 'For No Apparent Reason'

A local musician is recovering from injuries he suffered from an attack for no apparent reason. Tom Hall believes he was the victim of the knockout game.

Dec 05 14:00

Rand Paul: "Anyone else on The Planet" Would Be Better Than John Bolton ForTrump's Secretary of State

Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson last week and said that when it comes to Secretary of State, Trump should pick someone who agrees with the positions that Trump has outlined throughout his campaign- that the Iraq war was a mistake, no nation-building, and focus on our infrastructure here at home instead of meddling in foreign nations. Paul added that Giuliani, Bolton and Romney do not fit that billabill and that in particular, "anyone else on the planet" would be better than John Bolton for Secretary of state, since most people would view war as a last resort whereas war would be Bolton' s first choice.

Dec 05 13:56

Zionism; Humanity’s Mortal Enemy

Zionism is a brutal ethnic-cleansing racist colonial ideology developed in 1896 by Theodore Herzl; an Austrian Jew. Its main goal is the establishment of the Greater Israel Project in the heart of the Arab World, extending from the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq, as a Jewish-only homeland for what is termed the “Jewish People”.

Dec 05 13:28

One-Staircase ‘Labyrinth’: Oakland Fire Survivors Share Accounts, Claims Of Safety Violations Emerge

Survivors of a deadly blaze have shared their accounts of getting out of an artist space dubbed the Oakland Ghost Ship that went up in flames on Friday night. Neighbors and attendees of previous parties at the venue claim it had no fire sprinklers.

Dec 05 10:57

Clairassic Park - 22 years on

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today is Claire and my anniversary, so once again we are having Vogon Video Appreciation. Claire wrote this song for me on our 19th anniversary, and the following year I set it to video.

Here is the card I made up for her today!


Dec 05 10:45

WRH Holiday Card Templates - Free to copy and use!

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Over the years we have created our own holiday cards and have built up quite a library. This page has some selections which do not have our names on them, so you can copy them off and customize them for your own use!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Dec 05 10:43

North Dakota Pipeline Builder: Obama's Move Was A 'Political Decision' & Delay Tactic By "An Adminstration Which Has Abandoned The Rule Of Law."

The White House's directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

Dec 05 10:35

Populism Is Sweeping the Planet, Italy Renzi Gone, Hillary Gone, Hollande Gone and Merkel is Next...

The California Cow Fart Law is a perfect example of why the Globalists are Losing and the Nationalists are Winning.

Dec 05 10:25

Proposed 'Anti-Semitism Awareness Act' is an Unconstitutional Mess

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act which according to a statement on Casey's website is meant to "to ensure the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents" on college campuses.

Citing a recent FBI report stating over half of all reported hate crimes in 2015 were of an anti-Semitic nature, the senators claim their bill is necessary to provide the DOE with the "firm guidance" it needs to determine "what constitutes anti-Semitism."

Seemingly shoe-horned into the end of the senators' statement is this line:

This act is not meant to infringe on any individual right protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

That's a relief, because someone reading the details of the bill who possesses a basic understanding of constitutionally protected speech would likely see it differently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm a Christian pacifist activist, who on occasion, does criticize the Israeli government for things I believe will, ultimately, hurt both their citizens and the Palestinians. I am no "hater"; I just want to see justice done, for all peoples of the earth, and all governments taking the morally responsible "high ground" in their negotiations with other other countries.

But when you look at the apartheid theocracy Israel has become, (and when a guy like South African Bishop Desmond Tutu makes that observation, he knows what he is talking about!), one has to shake one's head in despair, and ask: was this the way the founders of the Israeli nation envisioned their country in the 21st century?!?

But if Israel wants to see a change in the world's attitude toward it, and the antagonism it receives for its choices, which sometime translates in the US as "hate crimes" against American Jews,the cold, hard reality is, they are going to have to change their behaviour toward, and treatment of, the Palestinians.

That will go one heck of a way toward ratcheting down the tensions there as well in the US.

I am against any hatred or bigotry based on faith or ethnicity, period, end of discussion; however, hate cannot be legislated against, because that will not truly resolve the problem.

Dec 05 09:53

Sec Def: US Must Stay in Iraq After ISIS War

For a war which President Obama promised would involve “no boots on the ground,” the ISIS war in Iraq has involved a substantial deployment of ground troops, some 6,000 by most reckonings. Even as officials present ISIS as nearly defeated in Iraq, the US military presence looks to be more or less permanent.

That was the message from Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who insisted that ISIS was heading for “lasting defeat,” but that the US and the rest of its coalition need to keep their troops engaged militarily in Iraq even after this, presenting this as a “sustained” operation.

Carter’s talk of an “enduring presence” in Iraq appears to be in keeping with a lot of officials in the Obama Administration, though with just a month left in office the decision on US troop levels “post-ISIS” will be left to President-elect Donald Trump.

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A permanent US presence in Iraq?!?

Hey, I think that will go just as "swimmingly" as is the current US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan....some 15 years on!!!

Dec 05 09:52

Cop Charged With Manslaughter In Concealed Carry Motorist's Death Was Trained By DHS, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, & National Guard

Officer Jeromino Yanez is being charged with manslaughter for the killing of motorist Philando Castile in Minnesora last July. Official police archives reveal that the St. Anthony police department has recieved funding and training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for over a decade at least, and their website states that their officers are also trained by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and the National Guard. A St. Anthony P.D. bulletin from 2007 notes "the team is trained to operate and be successful in pre-empting a terrorist attack. To this end, officers have undergone extensive training and have been equipped with specialized gear. The equipment and training received has been funded by homeland security and domestic preparedness grants." The current sheriff of the County went to Washington, D.C. last year to ask for more funding for local law enforcement agencies. [See what it gets us? 7 bullets in the chest for nothing!!]

Dec 05 09:37

Countering Justice Dept., Homeland Panel Pushes Use of Private, For-Profit Prisons for Immigrant Detainees

A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation.

The panel, part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, wrote in its first of 14 recommendations that ICE "will continue" to use private jails. The group also recommended that Immigration and Customs Enforcement improve oversight of private jails and try to limit the time detainees are held in county jails to no more than 72 hours.

Several members of the panel objected to the report's overall findings and voted to approve it only after a lengthy discussion about their concerns. One member of the group that wrote the report objected in writing to the conclusion that the government "should, or inevitably must" continue to rely on private jails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the heads of the private prison industry got precisely what they wanted for their money here.

As reported at washingtonpost.com in April of last year:

How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about

Dec 05 09:29

First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness Like A ‘Surgical Intervention’

‘In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs.

Now, as the injustice of the drug war is fully exposed, research is again turning to the amazing, natural power of psilocybin. William Richards at Johns Hopkins University has been dosing people with psilocybin for 15 years, and in 2006 published his first study demonstrating positive therapeutic results.

That study provided the impetus for a rapid expansion in psychedelic research. On December 1, results of the first two major clinical trials were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology – showing yet again psilocybin’s remarkable effect on depression and end-of-life stress.’

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Unless psilocybin becomes patentable by Big Pharma, don't count on it being available to patients who desperately need what this psychopharmaceutical product can do.

Dec 05 09:21

ALL MODERN COLOR PRINTERS PRINT A SECRET, NEARLY INVISIBLE CODE ONTO EVERY PAGE TO ALLOW GOVERNMENTS TO TRACK THE SERIAL NUMBER AND TIMESTAMPS

Printer steganography is a type of steganography – "hiding data within data"[1] where tiny yellow dots are added to each page. The dots are barely visible and contain encoded printer serial numbers and timestamps. Unlike many forms of steganography, the hidden information is not intended to be available from a computer file, but to allow serial number and time of printing to be determined by close examination of a printout.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation stated in 2015 that "the documents that we previously received through a (Freedom of Information Request)[2] suggested that all major manufacturers of color laser printers entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of those printers is forensically traceable....it is probably safest to assume that all modern color laser printers do include some form of tracking information that associates documents with the printer's serial number."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How "comforting".

This is amazingly "old Soviet Union" kind of stuff, where they registered all typewriters sold, so that if there was any "anti-Soviet propaganda" being typed, the government would know precisely who had typed it, and where they were, in order to arrest them.

Dec 05 09:10

THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

The most striking issue is the overly broad criteria used to identify which outlets spread propaganda. According to PropOrNot’s recounting of its methodology, the third step it uses is to check if a site has a history of “generally echoing the Russian propaganda ‘line’,” which includes praise for Putin, Trump, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Iran, China, and “radical political parties in the US and Europe.” When not praising, Russian propaganda includes criticism of the United States, Barack Obama, Clinton, the European Union, Angela Merkel, nato, Ukraine, “Jewish people,” U.S. allies, the mainstream media, Democrats, and “the center-right or center-left, and moderates of all stripes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, telling the truth, and documenting your findings, if they do not converge with the "official narrative", is now "fake news and Russian propaganda"?!?!?

I would very politely like to remind "ProporNot" that the crooked politicians and mainstream media lied to us when they told us that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"; that Afghanistan was behind 9/11; and that Syria's al-Assad "gassed his own people", just when the UN chemical weapons inspectors set foot in Damascus.

I would be willing to guess that none of the people involved in this utterly stupid censorship ploy, had any of their kids die, or get maimed for life, in the wars which resulted from these lies.

And so now, they have the temerity to tell the rest of us, that lies like these, which become the "justifications" for wars, must accepted as "the truth", and acted upon accordingly, because they are being fed to us, like a slow poison, by our politicians and presstitutes?!?

Somewhere on this planet, George Orwell is turning over in his grave, at warp speed, over this codswallop!! This is flipping desperation on the cusp of madness, and something to which no thinking American should pay the slightest bit of attention!!

Dec 05 08:58

Online search reveals gun-wielding man who entered Comet Ping Pong Sunday may have IMDb, may be an actor

The owner of Comet Ping Pong, James Alefantis, came out against “reckless conspiracy theories” Sunday, after a North Carolina man, Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, armed with a rifle reportedly went to investigate the “Pizzagate” saga on his own, before being taken into custody by police about 45 minutes later.

Dec 05 08:55

Deluxe Helps Create Pearl Harbor VR Experience

The day that will live in infamy can now be re-lived in virtual reality.

Deluxe VR has partnered with Time’s Life VR, the HTC Vive and semiconductor company AMD to create “Remembering Pearl Harbor,” a virtual reality experience of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese, ahead of the 75th anniversary.

This is no violent video game-like VR experience either: Deluxe was chosen because it promised to take an empathy-driven approach to the attack, following the story of Lt. James Downing, 103, the second-oldest living American vet to have survive the experience. Instead of the violence and trauma associated with the attack, the experience instead looks at the immediate aftermath, and what happened next as Downing (postmaster on the U.S.S. West Virginia) helped notify the families of those who were attacked.

Dec 05 08:54

Something SO BIG, Yet Hardly Any Attention! A Worldwide Event TAKING STORM!!

In case you haven't known, there have been reports up to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different "cyber attacks" in just this week alone — primarily this past weekend.

Dec 05 08:52

Lawyer sues 20-year-old student who gave a bad Yelp review, loses badly

When 20-year-old Lan Cai was in a car crash this summer, it was a bad situation. Driving home at 1:30am from a waitressing shift, Cai was plowed into by a drunk driver and broke two bones in her lower back. Unsure about how to navigate her car insurance and prove damages, she reached out for legal help.

Dec 05 08:52

A harsh truth about fake news: Some people are super gullible

On Sunday, a North Carolina man was arrested at D.C. pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong after he walked in carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots. Police said the man told them he had come to investigate the false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that we first noted last month, when we took a closer look at why those sorts of fake stories keep resurfacing.

Dec 05 08:39

Congress calls for a war games 'flyoff' between 40 year old A-10 and new $400bn F-35 jets to see which really is the top gun

It is a military showdown that could prove to be very embarrassing.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the world's most expensive weapon, is set to face off in upcoming testing with the Air Force's 40 year old A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The $400bn F-35 has faced massive problems and delays, forcing the Air force to shelve plans to retire it.

Now, congress has called for a series of 'war games' will see which is really best.

The move, outlined in the reconciled $618.7 billion defense policy bill for 2017, is a win for A-10 champions on Capitol Hill, who have been sparring with the Air Force for years over the service’s plan to sunset the venerable Warthog to move precious resources and maintainers to the F-35, according to Aviation Week.

It also fuels speculation that the Air Force will give up trying to retire the A-10 for the foreseeable future, a move several top service officials have recently alluded to in interviews with the publication.

Dec 05 08:38

Exclusive: Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’

In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — who is under consideration to become President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.”

Dec 05 08:38

John J. Choi, Ramsey County, Minnesota Prosecutor: A Very Good Man Who Seeks The Truth

Ramsey County, MN Attorney John J. Choi held a press conference on November 16 announcing that Officer Jeronimo Yanez would be charged with manslaughter for the killing of Philando Castile. Castle was shot 7 times and killed on July 6, 2016 in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter. It's important to watch exactly what Prosecutor Choi outlined in his 28-minute press conference. This is well worth watching and should serve as a template for prosecutors across America. We need to elect more good honest men like John J. Choi, and recognize their valiant efforts. This will go a long way to restoring justice and liberty in our land.

Dec 05 08:38

U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold

U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.

Dec 05 08:36

An abandoned WWII design is being revived to make a new type of engine that uses a THIRD less fuel

The modern combustion engine needs a revamp, and one company believes it has the answer in a 70-year-old abandoned design. Current motors are based on a single-piston design, which has dominated the industry since the very first car was made 130 years ago - but they are fuel-hungry. San Diego-based Achates Power claims that its revitalised a different World War 2-era design that is cheaper, smaller, lighter, and could be 30 per cent more fuel efficient. The engine, known as an 'opposed piston engine' could be used alongside electric motors to power the car if it runs out of charge, but it could also power cars directly.

Dec 05 08:14

VP Pence To A Whiney Stephanopoulos: "We're Gonna Secure The Border, We're Gonna Build A Wall, We're Gonna End Illegal Immigration Once And For All, And Our Neighbor's Gonna Pay For It!"

In an interview Sunday with George Stephanopoulos, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said that President-elect Donald Trump has already had discussions with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to renegotiate NAFTA and that the two leaders had a very productive conversation.
Pence also said that here at home, Trump will incentivize businesses to stay in the USA by immediately creating a business-friendly atmosphere; cut taxes, repeal regulations, and create a system "where the free market can really thrive!" Pence was a formidable opponent to Stephanopoulo's annoying liberalism in this 23-minute interview

Dec 05 07:40

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into ongoing bankster looting of increasing total debt impossible to repay, while ignoring solutions worth trillions (3 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.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)

Dec 05 07:34

Obama Judge Orders Michigan Recount In Midnight Ruling

Following a 3 hour long emergency hearing on behalf of Jill Stein in Federal Courts that ended at shortly after 4 PM yesterday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith appointed by President Barack Obama has ordered a vote recount in Michigan begin by noon on Monday.

Dec 05 07:04

Woman Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Impersonating Ex-Boyfriend on Facebook, Sending Herself Threats

Orange County officials sentenced a woman to one year jail Wednesday after investigating statements she made while falsely accusing her ex-boyfriend of stalking her and making criminal threats on Facebook, charges for which he was arrested four times, authorities said.

Dec 05 07:04

US Economy Loses Up To $411 Billion Per Year Due to Lack of Sleep

A new report has found that the U.S. economy loses up to $411 billion a year due to a lack of sleep among its working population. This represents 2.28 percent of the country’s GDP.

Dec 05 06:15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Is A Former Treasury Secretary Who Actually Cares

Here’s an idea – how about appointing a US Treasury Secretary who actually cares for the ultimate welfare of the American People and the United States of America for a change, as opposed to using his position as a “revolving door” a la the cadre of treasonous “America-last” gaggle of premeditated criminals merely taking a leave of absence from their full-time jobs at Goldman Sachs and Covington & Burling LLP?

The American economy and its engineered 2008 crash wrought by such “financial luminaries” as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Gene Sperling, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, and others, has left a lasting effect, if not almost the total destruction of, the American Economy.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 23:27

Obama Administration Blocks Dakota Pipeline

(*Obama was going to block much earlier , no really he was , but unfortunately , as with the rest of the.nation , he thought Hillary was going to win . Maybe that was all Trump had to say , that he was for it , to get Obama to reverse his stance .)

Dec 04 20:26

Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as the feds block oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land - kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock

The Dakota Access Pipeline will not cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, it was announced Sunday in a stunning victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.

The US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement allowing the pipeline's construction half a mile south of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army, said the federal agency will 'explore alternate routes' in an announcement that came just one day before the Corps was scheduled to cut off access to the protesters' camp.

Thousands of demonstrators at the Oceti Sakowin campsite erupted into cheers and cries of Mni Wiconi - 'Water is life' - went up from the crowd as the news spread.

Dec 04 16:03

Italy To Exit EU, Euro Will Collapse After "No" Vote Wins In Italy Referendum

Multiple media outlets are calling the Italy Referendum as win for the "No" vote which means Italy will exit the EU and the Euro will collapse.

Dec 04 15:38

Veterans Storm Standing Rock To Act As ‘Human Shields’ For Water Protectors

"I signed up to serve my country and my people.” As tensions grow in North Dakota, with multiple eviction orders facing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, U.S. military veterans on…

Dec 04 15:20

Gunman apprehended outsite Comet Ping Pong in Washington D.C.

A suspect armed with an assault rifle inside Comet Ping Pong on Sunday afternoon caused a closure of Connecticut Avenue from Fessenden Street to Nebraska Avenue NW as police swarmed the area.

DC Police say the suspect was quickly apprehended and that no shots were fired.

Dec 04 15:00

End of the EU: NO Vote Leads 63% In Italy Exit Poll

After media warnings a “No” vote will collapse the EU and the Euro, early Italy exit polls show the no vote winning 63% to 37%.

Last week the corporate media ran numerous reports stating a”No” vote in Italy’s referendum vote today will unleash financial doomsday and lead to the collapse of the Euro and the EU itself.

Dec 04 14:37

Transformer Explosion Sees Philly Streets Covered With Foam, 3,000 Residents Without Power

Up to 3,000 residents of Philadelphia are without power after a transformer near a downtown electrical facility blew up.

While according to the Inquirer Daily News thousands of people are reportedly off the grid, some locals have taken to social media to show the bizarre aftermath of the incident.

Dec 04 14:24

How Regulators are Helping the 'Keep It In the Ground' Movement

If fossil fuel opponents can’t “keep it in the ground” and stop oil, natural gas, and coal development, then the next best thing in their anti-energy march is ensuring that energy can't go to where it’s needed.

After President Barack Obama refused to permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponents learned from their success by vigorously targeting other energy infrastructure projects and pressuring regulators to throw up roadblocks. The result, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is billions of dollars in missed opportunities that will hamper the economy:

Dec 04 13:49

Police Brutality: ‘Heads Split Wide Open’ Report Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Activists face extreme police aggression for protesting against the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline on sacred land of Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Dec 04 12:15

Something Strange Is Taking Place In The Mediterranean

For two months, using marinetraffic.com, we have been monitoring the movements of ships owned by a couple of NGOs, and, using data from data.unhcr.org. We have kept track of the daily arrivals of African immigrants in Italy. It turned out we were witness of a big scam and an illegal human traffic operation.

NGOs, smugglers, the mafia in cahoots with the European Union have shipped thousands of illegals into Europe under the pretext of rescuing people, assisted by the Italian coast guard which coordinated their activities.

Dec 04 11:40

OH MY GOD! THE DEMOCRATS ARE DESTROYED AFTER WHAT THEIR DONORS DID TODAY

Apparently, they are VERY unhappy about giving the Democrats BILLIONS of dollars only to lose the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives.

Dec 04 11:24

McCarthyism Is Breaking Out All Over — Paul Craig Roberts

No one knows who is behind the newly created PropOrNot website that came up with the list of 200 “Russian agents,” but it is as likely as not the State Department funded National Endowment for Democracy, which has been peddling propaganda as fake news since its inception. Indeed, it was created for the purpose of destabilizing the Soviet Union. Of course the CIA could be involved, or Israel, or George Soros, or some neoconservative group, or some new government funded organization as a tool of the propaganda war that the Obama regime has vowed to fight.

Dec 04 10:28

Heavy Clashes Among Militias in Libya’s Tripoli

Heavy fighting has been reported in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli over the past two days, with a pair of competing militias engaged in what locals are reporting were the worst round of fighting the city has seen in the past two years, since the time the now Tobruk-based parliament fled the city.

The fighting this time centered in the southeast, with the UN claiming to have brokered a ceasefire agreement, but which doesn’t appear to be doing anything, with locals saying they believed for months that such fighting was going to explode at any moment, as it ultimately did.

Armored vehicles and trucks with guns mounted on them are reported in the area, with snipers and fighters with rocket launchers on rooftops, as the militias linked to two of the many rival factions that all see themselves as the real government of Libya.

Dec 04 10:19

House Passes Massive $611 Billion New Military Spending Bill

In an overwhelming 375-34 vote, the House of Representatives today passed a massive $611 new military spending bill. Though presented as the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017, the bill is only a portion of what the US will ultimately spend on the military in fiscal 2017.

The bill includes bans on any closure of any military bases by the Pentagon, once again rejecting calls by the military leadership to get rid of costly, unwanted bases, and also forbids the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. It also forbids the Pentagon from going through with a plan to reduce the number of active duty soldiers,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps it is quixotic in the extreme, but I yearn for a day when the US government finally figures out how to resolve its geopolitical differences through hard-won, ethical negotiations, rather than through war.

Dec 04 10:18

We Should Really Be Worried About Obama's Secret Deal To Take In Australia's Unwanted Refugees.

Obama will leave his Presidency with this legacy: United States In Complete Decay As Obama Leaves Office.

Dec 04 10:13

Federal judge denies restraining order filed by DAPL protesters against ND law enforcement

Basically this is a frivolous filing. And this Judge is being nice

By Anthony Humes | Posted: Thu 5:45 PM, Dec 01, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The request for a temporary restraining order filed by a law group representing Dakota Access Pipeline protesters against North Dakota Law Enforcement using excessive force has been denied.

Federal Judge Daniel Hovland rejected the request saying that the National Lawyers Guild did not follow rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that efforts were made to give notice of legal action to the defendant or give reason why a notice should not be required.

In court documents Hovland says:

"This is a fact-based case and under the circumstances, the court finds that notice to the defendants for their response is necessary."

Dec 04 09:57

U.S. Attorney General Tries To Defuse Tensions Over Dakota Access Pipeline

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday announced attempts by federal officials to help mend fraying relationships in North Dakota between local law enforcement and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

With winter weather arriving across the Great Plains and after a spate of violent altercations, Lynch expressed hope that Department of Justice officials could mediate between hundreds of Native Americans that oppose the pipeline and the local officials who’ve asked them to end their demonstrations.

“Let me stress that violence is never the answer and that all of us have a responsibility to find common ground around a peaceful resolution where all voices are heard,” said Lynch in a videotaped statement. “Our first concern is the safety of everyone in the area – law enforcement officers, residents and protesters alike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is sound and fury, signifying nothing but attempted window-dressing on Lynch's "legacy" as Attorney General.

She can send as many "Federal Mediators" as she desires; it will not take away the stench of her not prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her crimes as Secretary of State, or the dubious existence, and functionings, of the Clinton Foundation.

At the end of the day, this is all about money to be gained, or lost, by the pipeline's owners and investors. So far, they will not budge, and have already destroyed sacred burial sites of the Standing Souix in the area, in preparation for the pipeline's construction.

The pipeline's very construction may well damage the water resources of the Souix people living in this area; and once that happens, there is no "fix" for soil and water remediation that is not horrifically expensive.

So Lynch knows, before these "mediators" go in that there is no real solution that will satisfy both sides. So what is the reason for her having made this announcement?!?

This is pure political theatre in her attempt attempt to resurrect her image after not having prosecuted Clinton for her crimes, period, end of discussion.

Dec 04 09:39

WHILE YOU WERE DISTRACTED BY THE US ELECTION, THE SENATE OUTLAWED GMO LABELING NATIONWIDE

While attention was diverted to the US election for much of this year, the Senate quietly made null and void state laws that require that GMO foods be labeled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you didn't understand that this government is a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations....wakey wakey!!!!!

Now, you understand what industries are some of the major owners of Congress, and that Congress rarely considers the lousy implications of legislation they pass for their alleged constituents.

Dec 04 09:32

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. The Senate is expected to pass the bill next week.

Until now, the transfer of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, had been implicitly authorized in the absence of an outright ban. Critics, however, view the new provision as tantamount to a policy recommendation for the president-elect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Trump is as smart as I think he is, he will veto this deal, and work with Russia to end this war, as quickly as possible.

I would like to politely point out to Senator McCain that continuing to do the same this, over and over (as in, sending weapons to allegedly "vetted, moderate" Rebels"), yet expecting a different outcome (their getting their collective backsides whipped by the Russians an Syrians) is a classic definition of insanity.

Dec 04 09:26

MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY SHIFT: TURKEY ABANDONING EU FOR SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union «at all costs». Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact. The Turkish leader said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization founded in 2001 in Shanghai. Its members are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan speak Turkic languages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically and geopolitically, for a lot of reasons, it makes far more sense for Turkey to joint the SCO than the EU; Erdogan has called this correctly.

Dec 04 09:25

Fake US Embassy discovered to have been operating in Ghana for the past decade.

A fake US Embassy which has been operating in Ghana for about 10 years has finally been discovered and shut down.
It is not clear exactly when that happened, but a joint task force of both Ghanaian and foreign security operatives shut down the fake Embassy operating somewhere in the capital, Accra, according to information published November 2, 2016 on the website of the US Department of State.

Dec 04 09:25

The police is spying on and blocking Internet access to North Dakota pipeline protesters through cell site simulators without a warrant

The demonstration at Standing Rock, North Dakota is the largest gathering of indigenous people in modern American history. Over 280 tribes and thousands of non-native volunteers have gathered to protect the Sioux's ancestral water supply, which they believe will be poisoned when the North Dakota Access Pipeline inevitably leaks. Most of the coverage you've seen has probably come in the form of Twitter and Facebook rage-screaming in all-caps gibberish, or it looks like this:

Dec 04 09:25

Michael T. Flynn and Islam

This General sussed out ISIS over 3 years ago. One of Trump's best picks!

With a load of bad faith, the Clintonian Press describes Michael T. Flynn, the next National Security Advisor of the United States, as an Islamophobe and a partisan of torture. What’s the truth behind all this?

Dec 04 09:16

OBAMA TV: IS OBAMA PLANNING A "FAKE NEWS" OUTLET OF HIS OWN?

After spending the past month blaming Hillary's loss on the rampant spread of "fake news," because choosing a failed candidate subject to numerous active federal criminal investigations and/or Obama's failed policies couldn't possibly be to blame, Mic is reporting that Obama is contemplating starting a propaganda machine media company of his own after leaving the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After his years of lying to the American people and the world, and supporting a candidate whose sordid past, smug entitledness, and who stole the nomination from a candidate who could have actually beaten Trump,who in their right mind is going to listen to him?!?

Sniveling Clintonistas who supported her candidacy with such uber-religious, cult-like fervor, that they absolutely cannot get their heads around the reasons she lost the election?!?

Dec 04 09:13

General Flynn’s Proposals to Reform Intelligence

General Michael T. Flynn, the next US National Security adviser is in the process of organizing a radical overhaul of the Intelligence Services.

According to our sources, he is getting ready to challenge the big reforms that took place during the Bush and Obama years:

Dec 04 09:13

Online Activist Will Spend 10 Years In Jail For "Spreading False News"

A Kuwaiti online activist will spend 10 years in jail, an appeals court has ruled, for posting messages on Twitter that “insulted the emir” and “spreading false news” that endangered the country. The court on Thursday confirmed the jail term against Waleed Fares handed down by a lower court in May, AFP reported. Fares was arrested in September 2015 for comments under the name “Gibrit Seyassi” about Kuwait’s emir and ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, “offending the judiciary” and “accusing the attorney general and public prosecution of being biased”.

Dec 04 09:07

ONLINE ACTIVIST WILL SPEND 10 YEARS IN JAIL FOR "SPREADING FALSE NEWS"

A Kuwaiti online activist will spend 10 years in jail, an appeals court has ruled, for posting messages on Twitter that “insulted the emir” and “spreading false news” that endangered the country.

The court on Thursday confirmed the jail term against Waleed Fares handed down by a lower court in May, AFP reported.

Fares was arrested in September 2015 for comments under the name “Gibrit Seyassi” about Kuwait’s emir and ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, “offending the judiciary” and “accusing the attorney general and public prosecution of being biased”.

Fares said at his trial he had been beaten and threatened into a confession, according to a statement by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would very politely like to remind Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah of the following, cogent quote from the late President Kennedy; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Dec 04 08:51

Man saves 321 people on China's most frequented suicide spot

Every weekend in the past 13 years, Chen Si would ride an electronic scooter for 20km (12.4 miles) from his home to China's most frequented suicide spot - come rain or shine.
The 48-year-old man, a worker at a logistic company, makes the weekly trips at his own expense to prevent troubled souls from jumping off the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, a gargantuan structure spanning across China's longest river.

Dec 04 08:41

A boom in electric vehicles made by the likes of Tesla Motors Inc. could erode as much as 10 percent of global gasoline demand by 2035, according to the oil industry consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

While battery-powered cars and trucks today represent less than 1 percent of total vehicle sales, they are expected to take off after 2025 as governments move to tackle pollution and costs fall, the Houston-based analyst said. By 2035 so-called EVs may remove 1 million to 2 million barrels a day of oil demand from the market -- in the range of the production cut OPEC and its allies agreed this week in order to end a three-year crude surplus.

Dec 04 07:54

David Icke Explains "The Cruellest Hoax, Israel's Fake History"

In this very interesting 47-minute video, David Icke explains the history of Israel and all of the deceptions presented to the people.

Dec 04 07:46

A new law making it illegal to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 comes into force in Scotland on Monday.

A new law making it illegal to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 comes into force in Scotland on Monday.
Legislation aimed at protecting children from second-hand smoke was unanimously passed at Holyrood in 2015.

Dec 04 07:45

The Satanic Temple Claims Immunity From Rule Requiring Fetal Burials

On 19 December 2016, a new Texas law will go into effect requiring aborted fetal remains be either buried or cremated. But The Satanic Temple, an atheistic activist organization that uses the legal system to counter laws influenced by religion, says their members are immune because the rule violates their tenets.

Dec 04 07:21

REPORT: THE GUARDIAN PUBLISHES FAKE NEWS FROM NOTORIOUS INTERNET TROLL

Mikael Thalen for Infowars reports, A notorious Internet troll reportedly convinced The Guardian to publish a fake news story Monday on his journey to becoming a racist member of the “alt-right.”

Dec 04 06:32

Deputy Secretary Of Defense Calls Trump's Team "Extremely Professional" & Impressive

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told reporters yesterday about the successful and productive transition process currently taking place with the Trump administration.

Dec 03 17:05

Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church sacks Palestinian archbishop

Patriarch Theophilos III of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has sacked Archbishop of Sebastia Attalla Hanna, a statement issued by the office of the Archbishop said yesterday.
“Patriarch Theophilos and his Holy Gathering decided today to stop the salary of Archbishop Attalla Hanna,” the statement said, noting that Hanna is the only Palestinian archbishop in the Greek Orthodox Church.

Dec 03 15:17

Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton has a net total loss of 18,422 votes in from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

In contrast, Donald Trump has a net total loss of 3,289 votes from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

The resulting total difference is a net change of 15,133 votes in favor of Donald Trump after the completion of the 3rd day of the recount.

Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 12:50

Thousands rally for President Park's impeachement in Seoul, South Korea

Protesters have gathered in Seoul to demand the resignation of scandal-plagued South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Dec 03 12:01

What's Up With Gen Mattis and Theranos?

Gen. Mattis has two wars going on and he has nothing better to do than pimp for Holmes? Holmes was at a Marine memorial ceremony beating the bush for government contracts?

Dec 03 11:29

Gen. Mattis Should Be, Not Sec of Defense, But In Jail?

Mattis used his considerable influence to induce US Army to purchase Theranos technology? Mattis had/has financial interest and is on Board of Directors of Theranos?

Dec 03 10:19

MEDIA SILENT: Trump Electors Are Getting Death Threats 18 Days Before The Electoral College Meets!

Where are you Mainstream Media? No one is covering this dangerous breaking news story…not one hot shot media outlet. The real news – Alternative News is reporting on it, as it needs to be out there for the people to read.

Dec 03 09:28

Unemployment rate tumbles to 4.6%, lowest since August 2007

In a stunning development, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just revealed that the US unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.6% in November. This is the lowest level since August 2007.
Economists were expecting the rate to be unchanged from October’s 4.9%.

Dec 03 09:28

Mall of America hires its first black Santa

Shoppers at America’s largest shopping mall will see a new face this weekend: A black Santa Claus.
For the first time in the mall’s 24-year history, a black man will play Santa Claus,The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Larry Jefferson will pose for photos with children and adults alike from Thursday to Sunday as part of the Santa Experience, the Tribune reported.

Dec 03 09:18

Is Donald Trump really only a showman who will prepare the USA for war?

Let me begin by immediately say that I have the utmost respect for F. William Engdahl and that I consider him a person far more knowledgeable of US politics than myself. Furthermore, I want to also make it clear that I am not going to refute a single argument Engdahl makes in support of his thesis simply because I believe that his arguments are fact-based and logical. I strongly urge everybody to read Engdahl’s article “The Dangerous Deception Called The Trump Presidency” in the New Eastern Outlook and carefully consider each of his arguments.

My main argument is much more primitive than Engdahl’s and even more circumstantial: I see clear signs of a *real* struggle taking place inside the US elites and if, indeed, such a struggle is taking place, then I conclude that Trump is not a showman who has been “selected” (to use Engdahl’s words) by the US elites but that quite to the contrary, his election is a nightmare for these elites.

Dec 03 08:59

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Washington cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, expressing its support for Beijing's "

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979, when formal relations were cut.
Mr Trump's transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted "close economic, political, and security ties" in a phone call.
The move risks angering China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province.

Dec 03 08:59

For the first time, more kids age 10-14 have died by suicide than by car accidents.

At age 14, Connor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime.
As a perk of his parents' airline jobs, he got to travel with his family far from their home in Brentwood, New Hampshire, to Europe, South America and Africa.
He loved history and the outdoors, but like millions of teenage boys, he loved baseball more.

Dec 03 08:41

9 reported dead, 13 missing in huge blaze at Oakland venue (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

At least a dozen people were reported missing shortly after a massive fire broke out in a building hosting a warehouse party, prompting fears they became trapped inside during the inferno.

Dec 03 08:14

Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport.

The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought pilots were required to have regular medical checkups to prevent this sort of thing!

Dec 03 08:05

Iceland's president asks Pirate Party to form govt after others fail

The Pirate Party in Iceland, who won seats in parliament earlier this year, have been asked to try to assemble a government coalition, after two other parties with more seats failed to do so.

The radical Pirate Party, headed by Birgitta Jonsdottir, was asked to form a government with other parties by the country's president, Gudni Johannesson, AP reported Friday, citing the president's office.

Dec 03 08:03

Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank

Hackers have stolen 2 billion rubles -- equivalent to $31 million -- from accounts that banks keep at Russia's central bank.
The Bank of Russia confirmed the heist to CNNMoney on Friday.
Hackers tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central banking authority managed to stop them and redirect the funds, according to central bank security executive Artiom Sychev.

Dec 03 08:03

Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot

The socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has had to contend with the collapse of oil prices, corruption and high inflation. For ordinary Venezuelans, that means their currency, the bolivar, has become mostly worthless — mostly, but not entirely. And right now, any value the bolivar does have depends largely on one guy who works at a Home Depot in Hoover, Alabama.

Dec 03 06:24

International Investigators Shut down Mega Botnet

For many years, cyber criminals used the Avalanche botnet to launch phishing attacks, spam and online fraud. Now, an international investigator team succeeds in destroying this criminal activity.

Investigators from 39 countries have succeeded in an international operation against data theft and Internet fraud. Their investigation has revealed probably the world's largest infrastructure for the operation of so-called botnets. The FBI and other US authorities were also involved.

"This was an important and successful operation against the international cyber mafia," said the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius.

The investigation was coordinated by the Lower Saxony authorities which cooperated the FBI and Europol and other agencies in 30 countries all over the world.

Dec 03 06:18

International Investigators Shut down Mega Botnet

For many years, cyber criminals used the Avalanche botnet to launch phishing attacks, spam and online fraud. Now, an international investigator team succeeds in destroying this criminal activity.

Investigators from 39 countries have succeeded in an international operation against data theft and Internet fraud. Their investigation has revealed probably the world's largest infrastructure for the operation of so-called botnets. The FBI and other US authorities were also involved.

"This was an important and successful operation against the international cyber mafia," said the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius.

The investigation was coordinated by the Lower Saxony authorities which cooperated the FBI and Europol and other agencies in 30 countries all over the world.

Dec 02 20:30

'New era of peace': Trump vows to stop US toppling of regimes during 1st stop of 'Thank You' tour

Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.

The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"We will partner with every nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism," Trump told a large crowd at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday evening, as quoted by TASS.

"We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks," Trump said, as quoted by The Washington Examiner.

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"Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It's time," he said.

Dec 02 20:28

Boots on the Ground: Veterans Arrive to Standing Rock to Protect Protesters from Cops

Waking Times Media

Cannon Ball, ND — The much-anticipated arrival of veterans to Standing Rock has begun and it’s happening several days ahead of schedule. According to sources in Standing Rock, veterans began arriving last night and have already confronted police on scene.

Dec 02 20:25

Watch Trump Make Obama Look Clueless

Dec 02 18:00

Trending on Twitter: MSM Flips - Trump Risks War With China Because He Called Called Taiwan

The corporate media totally ignores Obama sold $1.83b of weapons to Taiwan and flips out because Trump called Taiwan claiming it will cause a war.

More fake news from the corporate media. Just when you think they can’t possibly lose anymore credibility. You just cant make this stuff up.

The liberal media is flipping out because Trump just made a phone call to Taiwan throw accusations all over the place he at a minimum started a trade war if not an actual war.

Dec 02 16:59

‘Sextortion’: Warnings Issued After Webcam Blackmail Cases Double In Year

The number of ‘sextortion’ cases, where victims are persuaded to commit sexual acts on a webcam and then blackmailed, has doubled in a year, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Dec 02 16:14

The Unemployment Rate is the Definition of "Fake News"

The U.S. Unemployment rate is the definition of “fake news”. 446k left the labor force last month bringing the total out to a record 95 million.

Dec 02 16:08

Ex-Florida Cop Says He Was Fired After Whistleblowing On ‘Illegal’ Racial Profiling Practices

A former Florida police officer says he was fired for “blowing the whistle” on his department’s “unconstitutional” practices of racial profiling that specifically targeted young black males. He has sued the city of Miami Gardens, seeking $75,000 in damages.

Jose Rosado served on the Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) for over seven years, until he was terminated in June 2015.

Dec 02 15:56

Zimbabwe: Seized Farms Collapsed

All the formerly white-run—and prosperous—farms seized and handed over to blacks in Zimbabwe have collapsed and are barely at subsistence level.

This fact has emerged after authorities have admitted that the new “farmers” are unable to pay the most basic tax.

Dec 02 15:54

13 Charts of Obama’s Recovery that Trump Must Deal With

13 Federal Reserve charts outlining the accomplishments of Obama’s economic recovery that Donald Trump will have to deal with.

Dec 02 15:51

Mailboxes being marked with suspicious stickers in Texas

Resident’s of a local subdivision have been reporting suspicious stickers that have been affixed to their mailboxes recently, leading some to believe they are possibly being targeted by someone or some agency.

Dec 02 15:43

Can The Black Panthers Offer Jamaicans Lessons On Checking Police Violence?

Amnesty International’s recently released report documents the murderous and violent behaviour of the police within the island’s African working-class communities. Since the arrival of Africans in Jamaica as enslaved workers straight up to the present period of flag (in)dependence, relations between the African labouring classes and the law enforcement entities have almost always been violent, conflictual and deadly.

Dec 02 15:42

France On Fire

Honestly, I do not know how to watch videos like this without knowing, immediately but also deep down, I would not want to be anywhere near this sort of activity.

Dec 02 15:18

Trump’s New Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland: A Pro-Torture, Anti-Whistleblower Globalist

Not only does she want Wikileaks taken down and Assange prosecuted as a terrorist because he's "waging cyberwar on the United States and the global world order,” but, according to KT McFarland, waterboarding isn’t torture, it doesn’t matter if it is torture because torture works, and if torture works even if it is torture, it’s probably worth doing.

Sounds like we need to get ready for the George W. Bush years all over again.

That woman right there is scary as Hell... and she's Trump's new Deputy National Security Advisor.

Dec 02 15:05

Caught on film — CNN news crew laughs about the Presient-elect’s plane crashing: Reports

According to a DrudgeReport.com headline reading “CNN CREW JOKES ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S PLANE CRASHING…,” a CNN news crew was captured on camera laughing and joking about President-elect Donald Trump’s plane crashing, in what can only be described as a total disgrace of the media.

Dec 02 15:04

UFC commentator Joe Rogan: ‘Not everyone is responsible enough to own a firearm’

“You can’t let some tyrannical dictator decide who can and can’t be armed,” UFC commentator Joe Rogan said on his podcast back in June.

Dec 02 14:46

More Truth About World War III - Stefan Molyneux

Worried about nuclear weapons falling into Muslim hands? NATO did that decades ago!

Dec 02 13:55

Multiple Jobholders Hit New All Time High As Part-Time Jobs Soar

But perhaps even more troubling than the breakdown in November job quality, was another seldom-touted series: the number of Multiple jobholders, or people who are forced to hold more than one job due to insufficient wages or for other reasons. It was here that the red flashing light came on because while on a seasonally adjusted basis, the series rose once again by 61,000 to 7.8 million; when looked on an actual, unadjusted basis, the number of multiple jobholders increased again, rising by 57, and hitting 8,107 million, the highest number this century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers, coupled with the reality that 95 million American workers are no longer participating in the labor market, does not augur well for the American economy.

Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

Dec 02 13:45

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP Just Made The Most Awesome "Thank You" Speech To The AMERICAN PEOPLE!

My heart is full of pride right now and awesome dreams of hope are filling my mind. We have a President again...not just any President but one of courage, leadership, and one who truly wants to "make America great again".

Dec 02 13:26

INFOWARS, NEXT NEWS, BEAT FOX, CNN, MSNBC IN EPIC NOVEMBER VICTORY OVER MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Tony Maglio for The Wrap reports November was a great month for Republicans — it was equally successful for the rightest-leaning cable news channel.

Dec 02 13:20

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials.

Following the Senate’s 99-0 vote to renew economic sanctions on Tehran, senior Iranian officials said the United States is in violation of last summer’s nuclear deal and that Iran is prepared to retaliate, which could include abandoning the agreement.

The comments come as the Obama administration scrambles to preserve the deal in its final months in office, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has been assembling a cabinet filled with fierce opponents of the accord.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to have been a very carefully crafted tactic by the US Senate to anger the Iranians to the point where they walk away from the P5+1 nuclear deal, and restart their nuclear weapons program as the "justification" for the US declaring war against Iran (which will almost certainly mean war with Russia.)

If I could ever craft an amendment to the Constitution it would be this; when all Congressional candidates declare their candidacy, that is the moment that one of their kids must enlist in the Armed Forces, in units most likely to see front-line action.

I am almost willing to bet that this will dampen Congressional ardor and lust for war, because, this time, with their kids tasked to participate in combat, ...it's personal. It's not just "other people's kids", getting killed and maimed for life, ultimately, for corporate profit; but will potentially be their own.

Dec 02 12:48

Kissinger and Brzezinski to Be Honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The leaders of the two institutions declare that they are proud to have succeeded in getting these two diplomats to Norway – and the media of course will be there. The event is sponsored by the California-based company InCircl – a marketing and mobile payment company.

This is the country that, since 1980, has intervened violently in Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosova/Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, i.e. 14 Muslim countries. It has some 630 base facilities in 130+ countries. It has its US Special Forces (SOF) in 133 countries.

It has used nuclear weapons without apology and owns the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By inviting warmongers and war criminals like Kissinger and Brzezinski to such an event demonstrates that the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute, utter fraud!!

It would really be a joke, had not so many people, in so many countries, died because of the wars generated by these men.

Dec 02 12:10

Cornel West On Keith Lamont Scott Case: Yet Again An Officer Gets Away With Killing A Black Man

In Charlotte, North Carolina, people took to the streets Wednesday night to protest the announcement that police officer Brentley Vinson will not face charges for fatally shooting African American father Keith Lamont Scott. We talk to Dr. Cornel West about the Keith Lamont Scott case and the national issue of police brutality.

Dec 02 11:46

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologizing for bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation.

Ban made his remarks in a speech announcing the U.N.'s new approach to cholera in Haiti, which seeks to provide aid to communities affected by the disease that has afflicted some 800,000 Haitians and killed over 9,000.

"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role," Ban said, speaking first in Creole, then repeating himself in French and English.

"This has cast a shadow upon the relationship between the United Nations and the people of Haiti. It is a blemish on the reputation of U.N. peacekeeping and the organization world-wide," Ban added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; So the UN's military can spread disease with impunity, with the UN never being liable for prosecution?!?

What the UN allowed to happen here was a crime against humanity, which they allowed to be inflicted on the Haitian people!!

I cannot possibly articulate just how screwed up this is, in so many, horrific ways!

Dec 02 11:33

Shooting Death Of Joe McKnight, Ex-NFL Player, Sends Social Media Into Mourning

An argument in a New Orleans suburb ended in the shooting death of Joe McKnight, a former NFL player. A local standout in high school football, as well as a college star in Southern California, McKnight earned many fans who took to Twitter to share their grief.

Dec 02 11:21

San Bernardino CA District Attorney Michael Ramos went On Radio Discussing Possibility Of Third Shooter in The December 'Terrorist Attack'

Lest anyone think that the three shooters were imaginary, made up, or a "conspiracy" which was "made up" on the part of multiple shooting victims who saw the three shooters, in March of this year, the San Bernardino CA District Attorney Michael Ramos was asked "What's the indication that there might be a third shooter involved in the attack?"
Ramos replies "You know I will tell you this, that the FBI has done a tremendous amount of work in this area, and so has the San Bernardino Police Department and the Sheriffs. But there's still some information out there that a couple of the victims that were in the building themselves said it's possible they thought that there was a third person. Now we don't have any other corroborating evidence that there was a third person, but shouldn't we look at everything? I mean think about it."

Dec 02 11:21

Centcom Commander: US Must Keep Troops in Afghanistan to ‘Send a Strong Message’

Speaking at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s forum today, Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, praised President Obama for not following through on planned drawdowns of ground troops in occupied Afghanistan, saying he wants to keep troop levels at least this high for the foreseeable future.

Gen. Votel argued that keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan more or less permanently was “a very wise move,” and that it would “send a strong message” to the people of Afghanistan that the US believes “the military strategy is working.” The US invaded and occupied Afghanistan in 2001.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has US General Votel gone absolutely barking mad, and lost his reality licence, to have made such a statement...in public?!?

Were I able to invite this man over for tea (and I sincerely doubt he would accept the invitation), I would have to ask him, point-blank: what are the metrics to which you can honestly point which indicate, 15 years on, and with the Taliban taking more and more territory here on a daily basis, that the US military strategy is actually "working"?!?

What do you actually mean by that?!?

So I must be brutally honest here; the only element right now for whom this occupation is "working" is the burgeoning Afghani opium trade.

As reported at thefiscalnews.com last month:

Losing the War on Heroin: Poppy Production Soars in Afghanistan

Oh, and it gets worse: not only is the opium trade growing like crazy; US troops are also being tasked with guarding the opium poppy farms.

images: US soldiers guarding opium fields in Afghanistan

So please, General Votel, cut the crud, already; we know why you are keen on keeping US and Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan for as long as possible, and it is not for taking territory away from the Taliban, or insuring the freedom of the Afghani people.

It is to guarantee the continuation, and expansion, of opium production here, to fund various "off the shelf" activities of various US alphabet soup agencies, and insure that Congressional oversight is completely non-existent.

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