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Aug 25 23:19

Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation

The US presidential election this November will tell whether a majority of the US population is irredeemably stupid. If voters elect Hillary, we will know that Americans are stupid beyond redemption.

All we know about Trump is that the oligarchs, who sent America’s jobs overseas, who flooded the country with difficult-to-assimilate immigrants, who destroyed public education, who bailed out Wall Street and the “banks too big to fail,” who sacrificed American homeowners and retirees living on a fixed income, who intend to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, who have given the public killer cops, relentless violations of privacy, the largest prison population in the world, and destroyed the US Constitution in order to increase executive power over the American people, are violently opposed to Trump. This opposition should tell us that Trump is the person we want in the Oval Office.

Aug 25 22:56

Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation

The US presidential election this November will tell whether a majority of the US population is irredeemably stupid. If voters elect Hillary, we will know that Americans are stupid beyond redemption.

All we know about Trump is that the oligarchs, who sent America’s jobs overseas, who flooded the country with difficult-to-assimilate immigrants, who destroyed public education, who bailed out Wall Street and the “banks too big to fail,” who sacrificed American homeowners and retirees living on a fixed income, who intend to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, who have given the public killer cops, relentless violations of privacy, the largest prison population in the world, and destroyed the US Constitution in order to increase executive power over the American people, are violently opposed to Trump. This opposition should tell us that Trump is the person we want in the Oval Office.

Aug 25 17:49

4-minute comedy: War on Terror causes terror so you have more war. Is America ‘too far gone?’ ‘It’s not normal. What have you done? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it!’

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Steve Hughes’ 4-minutes:

Real-world Earth is a tragic-comedy that includes lie-started and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression, including “War on Terror” and OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation).

Steve makes obvious points:

War is terror, which causes more of what the US claims to be warring against.
Terror is not an enemy. Will terror surrender to end the war?
Corporate media report distractions, not news.
Such a condition: “It’s not normal. What have you done (about it)? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it!”

Steve also concludes, “America is too far gone.” Facts of a US rogue state that an objective observer would demand to be stopped to not be “too far gone”:

Aug 25 16:35

Dr. Drew Show Canceled Just Days After He Questioned Hillary's Health

Wow, what an interesting coincidence!

Just days after Dr. Drew Pinsky aired his concerns about Hillary's health and the health care she's receiving his show which was running for 5 years was just canceled!

Aug 25 15:44

Hillary Goes All In: Trump is a Racist, Neo-Nazi, KKK Loving White Supremacist

We may have just witnessed the last stand of the "scream racism" crowd.

While Hillary Clinton's had her surrogates label Trump an evil racist, white supremacist, KKK loving bigot, up until now she never did this herself.

That all changed with today's alt-right speech, where she said Trump was racist multiple times and implied he's a supporter of the KKK and hates black people.

Aug 25 14:47

SICKKK: HILLARY PLAYS KLAN CARD ON TRUMP!

A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Aug 25 13:57

General Mills Sued Regarding Weed Killer In Nature Valley Granola Bars

When is the word “natural” misleading in advertising? That’s the basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, who label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides,…

Aug 25 13:53

Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Put Back On Administrative Leave After Protests

After briefly returning to work following the deadly shooting of Philando Castile, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is back on administrative leave. The city made the decision to once again remove him from duty, partly due to protests.

Aug 25 13:44

Terminal Economy: “Private Sector Will NEVER Recover…This Time, Replacing Humans Altogether”

The outlook from this global strategist at the Macquarie Group is beyond doom and gloom – it is a literal existential crisis.

“The private sector will never recover, it will never multiply money again,” he told Epoch Times in an interview. His main theme is the “declining return on humans,” which means that in today’s digital world, normal humans don’t grow productivity fast enough to justify more jobs and higher wages as the machines are taking over.

“There is no productivity on a global basis... and the state assumes more power, Shvets thinks countries will move toward fascism and communism again

Read more at SHTF

Aug 25 13:21

Scott Adams: Clinton and Trump Switch Brands

Correct me if I’m wrong, but six months ago Donald Trump was nothing but a talking suit full of money and insults. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, was an experienced politician full of policy substance.

Then they switched places.

Aug 25 13:02

Society News Doctors Sue Obama Administration for Forcing Them to Perform Gender Transition Procedures

Five states and a group of religiously-affiliated hospitals and physicians are suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures on adults and children against their medical judgment.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Texas federal court, attempts to roll back a rule imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in May that expanded the interpretation of “sex” under the Affordable Care Act to include “gender identity.”

In doing so, the Obama administration added transgender people to the list of protected classes under the Affordable Care Act, which states that individuals can’t be denied certain federally-funded health benefits because of their “race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.”

The move was part of a broader push by President Barack Obama to further transgender rights in the U.S.

Aug 25 11:44

Huge ‘Flying Bum’ Damaged After It ‘Nose Dives’ During Test Flight Landing

The world’s largest aircraft, nicknamed “The Flying Bum,” crash-landed as it returned to its base in Bedfordshire on Wednesday morning, reports suggest.

The 302ft (92 meter) long Airlander 10 made its maiden voyage last Wednesday and was on its second test flight from Cardington Airfield when it was damaged.

Aug 25 10:54

Black Man ‘Mistakenly’ Shot By Indiana Police Officer

An African American man has been shot by US police in the state of Indiana, where he remains hospitalized to fight for his life.

The 48-year-old man identified as Carl Williams was shot by a senior cop, identified as Christopher Mills, who was called to his home in Indianapolis to deal with a reported car-jacking case.

Aug 25 10:52

Sheldon Adelson Pledged to Give Trump $100 Million, He's Yet to Give Him a Dime

Donald Trump cannot be bought.

Jewish billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson pledged to give Trump $100 million back in May, he's yet to give him a dime.

Aug 25 09:57

Sioux Blockade Succeeds In Halting Construction Of $3.8B Dakota Access Pipeline

Lakota Sioux protesters blockading the planned route of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline won a short-term victory on Wednesday, when the project’s developer, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, agreed to halt construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota for at least a week.

“The decision was made at this time to have the pipeline company workers pull out, for the safety of everybody,” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier told journalists. “They’ll stop until we can get this resolved.”

The hiatus, which follows obstruction of the project by three Lakota Sioux tribes and their supporters, will last at least until a federal court in Washington, D.C., hears a challenge by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which seeks an injunction against federal agencies that approved the pipeline, on Aug. 24.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Lakota Souix.

Far too many times, the needs and wishes of our Indigenous American People have been just thrown under the bus due to decisions by corporations driven by profits, and whose executives are in bed with the US judicial system.

My heart stands with these people on this issue.

Aug 25 09:53

Lyin' Hillary Caught Once Again: 'Knew Aides Were Working With Family Foundation Despite Pledge'

"Hillary Clinton's closest State Department aides were closely involved in coordinating events, talking points, and projects with the Clinton Foundation, according to emails, despite ethics agreements that were intended to create a firewall between Clinton's office and her family's foundation."

Aug 25 09:52

Poll: Trump Beating Clinton in Florida, Getting 20% of Black Vote, 40% of Hispanics

A poll from Florida Atlantic University shows Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton and receiving a surprisingly large amount of black and Latino support.

Aug 25 09:49

Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'

Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.

Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in her first national news interview in nearly a month, Clinton pushed back against Trump's accusations and issued perhaps her most succinct answers on her use of a private email server during her time leading the State Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Clinton claims "smoke but no fire" in the criticism of of the Clinton Foundation.

So, let's see the list of countries from which the Clinton Foundation took money:

List of Middle East Countries Hillary Has Taken Money from that Punish Gays with Death

I will show you where the fire is, Mrs. Clinton, and my dear, you had to know. So, you're supposed to be pro-LGBTQ, and pro-woman, right?!? And yet, astonishingly, you:

1. Took millions from countries which chemically castrate, jail, and execute members of their LGBT communities.

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays

2. Took money from countries which still permit the vile and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

If you do the correlation of this data, you will find nearly every country from Northern Africa and the Middle East which contributed to the Clinton Foundation chemically castrates, jails, and executes members of its LGBT community, and allows the practice of female genital mutilation.

Sorry, my feminist and LGBTQ friends.

But I have to raise this ugly issue up, because, please, tell me, how in the name of heaven can this woman allege to be both a friend to the LGBT and feminist communities if she has taken money from these countries?

See if you Clintonistas can wrap your heads around this. Because, I have to tell you, if she didn't know, and you are trying to plead ignorance in her behalf, that just doesn't wash.

And if she was too ignorant to understand that these practices were going on the countries from which she was accepting money, she is too ignorant to be the President and Commander in Chief; it's just that simple.

Aug 25 09:29

Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance

That was fast.

Yesterday I told you how a consortium of 15 Japanese banks had just signed up to implement new financial technology to clear and settle international financial transactions.

This is a huge step.

Right now, most international financial transactions must pass through the US banking system’s network of correspondent accounts.

But having watched BNP Paribas get blackmailed into paying an absurd $9 billion fine to the US government, the rest of the world’s mega-banks knew instantly that their heads could be next ones on the chopping block.

So they started working on contingency plans.

Blockchain technology provided an elegant solution.

Instead of passing funds through the US banking system’s costly and inefficient network of correspondent accounts, blockchain technology provides an easy way for banks to send payments directly to one another.

I cannot understate how important this technology is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On one thing you can be certain here; those oligarchs protecting the US petrodollar may well not go down without a vigorous fight.

This may well accelerate these coming wars with China and Russia, and by a large margin of time.

Aug 25 09:24

US-TURKEY LAUNCH OPERATION "ISIS SHIELD" TO CLEANSE MODERATE ARABS AND KURDS UNDER THE COVER OF FIGHTING ISIS

Sadly, the Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become the pets and toys of the two-faced gangsters in Washington. If Uncle Sam tells them lay down, they lay down, if he tells them fetch, they fetch.

Aug 25 09:17

EpiPen maker’s stock value plunges nearly $3 billion as investors panic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that makes the EpiPen rescue device — has watched its stock value plummet over the last five days as panicky investors jump ship.

According to U.S. Uncut, outrage over Mylan’s decision to jack up the price of the EpiPen has spooked shareholders, whose departures have reduced the value of Mylan stock by 12.4 percent. On August 19, Mylan stocks went from $49.20 per share to $43.11 on August 24, a net loss of nearly $3 billion for the company.

The EpiPen is a popular rescue device for food allergy sufferers who run the risk of anaphylaxis — a potentially lethal reaction to allergen exposure. The device rapidly delivers a dose of epinephrine to the system, which for severe allergy sufferers can mean the difference between life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving pharmaceutical company!

To put a life-saving device out of the financial reach of those who desperately need it by jacking up the price astronomically is just completely, morally wrong.

Aug 25 09:13

Court: The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines

The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug's sale for medical purposes, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Aug 25 09:13

Muslim intern refuses to remove headscarf, German mayor fires her on 1st day

The mayor of a German town fired a Muslim intern on her first day of work because she refused to take off her headscarf, local media reported.

Aug 25 09:08

Company Gouging Price Of EpiPens Is A Clinton Foundation Donor And Partner

The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”

“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.

But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.

EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.

As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.

The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smells of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

Aug 25 09:03

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN DEA'S CALIFORNIA WIRETAP WARRANT MILL

Former Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach is in trouble, as Brad Heath and Brett Kelman report for The Desert Sun.

A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach after he failed to appear at a court hearing to answer questions about an eavesdropping operation so vast it once accounted for nearly a fifth of all U.S. wiretaps.

"He should have been there," said Jan Ronis, the attorney who subpoenaed Zellerbach. "But he just blew us off. We could have had court today."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, for this man, rules were both made to be broken, and only for the "little people"; in his consciousness, they didn't ever apply to him!!

Aug 25 08:48

A black homeowner called 911 to report a carjacking. He wound up getting shot by police.

An Indianapolis homeowner who called police to report an attempted armed robbery at his house was apparently mistaken for the suspect and shot in the stomach by a responding officer, authorities said.

Aug 25 08:47

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple will spend 40 years in prison

A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept in February.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before finding Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press.

Aug 25 08:20

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton set up email server with 'premedication'

Donald Trump intended to say Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's use of an email server during her tenure at the State Department was an act of "premeditation."

But when he flubbed the line and instead suggested it was due to "premedication," he embraced that possibility as well.

"Hillary Clinton created an illegal private email server -- deliberately, willfully and with total premedication -- premeditation," Trump said, correcting himself. He then added: "Could be the first way was right actually."

"You know, I might like the first way better. 'Premedication,' that's a very -- premedication, I think I like it. Wow," Trump continued as the crowd cheered him on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's one of Trump's qualities, he can think on his feet. He doesn't need a handler to whisper in his ear, "You're okay. Keep talking", the way Hillary does.

Aug 25 08:20

BEXALERT!: Boats Estimated to Come About 300 Yards Away From Destroyer

The US Navy just jumped the Shark!

While presenting the moves as “an interception” and “unsafe and unprofessional,” the video footage showed the speedboats barely visible in the distance, before zooming in to present them as somewhat larger, blurrier shapes in the distance.

Aug 24 20:16

Rescuing Goddess Earth & Her creations: ‘We the People’ as Her warriors of truth, love, justice (an analogy)

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“For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” ~ Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Preface: The biggest questions about Life on Earth are the most difficult to answer with data. The truly educated discover an apparent .01% class who invert all virtue to their own self-service; a parasitic and psychopathic life-force without empathy who annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions through warring, looting, and lying. This, despite technological capacity for a world beautiful and abundant beyond imagination.

After 40 years of civic activism, and hundreds of conversations with the planet’s best people, this essay artistically represents a possible answer to two questions:

“What was/is God thinking to create this place?!”

“What are we the awakened doing here with this apparent Sisyphus task standing for virtue in a world dominated by evil?”

Aug 24 18:14

Reverse Engineering Hillary’s Crimes: Media have it Backwards

The implication is clear. “You want a favor from the State Department? Pay the Clinton Foundation.”

Aug 24 17:16

Media Horrified By Clinton Health Accusations, Treat Trump Health Accusations as Fair Game

Alright, so raising questions about Hillary Clinton‘s health is terrible and those claims are “debunked.” However, raising questions about Donald Trump‘s health is just good-old fashioned “scrutiny”?

Aug 24 17:05

She’s just one of us of course! Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton…

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show.

Aug 24 15:51

A pattern emerges : Clinton Getting Away With Ethics Shorcuts For Long, Long Time…

Then there's something called the Clinton Foundation, without the "Family" part in the title. And the Washington Post reported last week that more than half of the big donors to that outfit--those who have given a million dollars or more--are corporations or foreign groups or governments. The Post tallied them up in a feat of investigative journalism the other day. Among the big givers were the governments of Saudi Arabia, Barclay's Bank in Britain, and American companies like Coca-Cola and ExxonMobil. Not to mention the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria.

Aug 24 15:41

Syria won't reach democracy with Assad, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syria will never "reach democracy" under the leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan made the remarks on Wednesday following a joint press conference with visiting US Vice President Joe Biden and hours after the Turkish military launched an operation on Syrian soil under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The Turkish president also noted that Turkish-backed Syrian militants had retaken the Syrian town of Jarablus from Daesh Takfiri militants following the incursion that involved Turkish tanks and special forces supported by US and Turkish fighter jets.

Aug 24 15:24

Questioning Hillary’s Health is Not Conspiracy Theory

What’s so amusing about the tactics of these self-important pundits is their willingness to do the exact same thing they demonize “fringe bloggers” of doing: playing doctor. Most of those rushing out to confidently ensure the public that everything is just fine and dandy with Hillary Clinton’s health lack any medical credentials. They’re just journalists and pundits who have decided Hillary is fine based on a two-page letter from internist Dr. Lisa Bardack. Does writing for the Washington Post or CNN make them the authority on Hillary Clinton’s health? Of course not. -- To highlight just how unquestioning and extremely biased much of the mainstream media really is, let’s take a look at what comes up as the top story when I search “Hillary health debunked.”

Aug 24 15:18

North Carolina police fatally shoot unarmed deaf man after traffic stop

He appeared to be trying to communicate with the officer via sign language...

Aug 24 15:12

Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

Unfortunately, it appears that the nation as a whole is about to hand the keys to the White House to a radical leftist that has a violent temper that is absolutely legendary. If she gets into power, that might just be the final nail in our coffin. What has already happened to Detroit is slowly happening to the entire country, but we never seem to learn from our past mistakes. So now we will suffer the consequences for our very foolish decisions, and it will not be pretty.

Aug 24 14:57

Utter BS : Black lawmakers accuse Trump supporters of being white supremacists

Doubling down on the liberal narrative that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is a racist, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say he is openly courting white supremacist voters.

Aug 24 14:49

Gun grabbers’ next target: Gun-owning seniors (Let them drive a killing machine of a car, but take their home protection?)

A professor at Johns Hopkins University is urging lawmakers to consider creating new gun laws which require American senior citizens to take competency tests to prove that they are stable enough to own firearms.

Aug 24 14:44

Bill Clinton Took $17 Million from for-profit College (While Hillary vows crackdown on ‘predatory’ schools)

Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company, Laureate Education, Inc. In his role as “honorary chancellor,” Clinton has traveled the world on Laureate’s behalf, extolling the virtues of the school.

Aug 24 14:40

Clinton to be Questioned Under Oath on Origins of Email Server

Hillary Clinton will soon face questions under oath about the reasons she set up and maintained a private email server during her four years as secretary of state. -- Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told the Washington Examiner that his group is preparing a set of written questions for Clinton as part of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that has already extracted hundreds of documents from the State Department.

Aug 24 14:34

Colleges Are Lunatic Asylums

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Aug 24 14:01

State Of Emergency Declared In 20 Washington Counties Over Wildfire

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties where a growing number of wildfires were threatening people and property.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after touring fires in the Spokane region.

Aug 24 13:46

6.2 Earthquake Wrecks Central Italy, Kills At Least 120: “Town Doesn’t Exist Anymore”

Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time. Earthquake watchers have been observing the build up of pressure and worrying... and more events with larger magnitudes (7.1? 8.3? 9.0?) may be coming to an area near you!

The worst hit was the small town of Armatrice, with some 2,700 residents:

Caterpillar Radio2 reported “many collapses” in the town of Amatrice in the Rieti province.

“I’m trying to contact the services. The town doesn’t exist anymore,” he added.

Read more at SHTF

Aug 24 12:51

Anti Vaccination Documentary To Be Made Illegal In California

A new bill up before the California legislature may see anti-vaccination film ‘Vaxxed’ banned in California.

As Vaxxed continues to attract large audiences all over the United States who learn about how the CDC buried key data showing a link between the MMR vaccine and autism – authorities in California have devised a way of burying the film forever.

. . . Now we have a bill, AB 1671, up before the California legislature. If it passes, it could make it a crime to screen Vaxxed or even write an article about it.

Aug 24 12:43

Finland: Video Shows Fight Between Migrants & Locals, 15yo Finn Beat With 'Hard Object'

A 15-year-old Finnish boy was injured after being beaten with a "hard object" outside a migrant center in Forssa, Finland.

Aug 24 11:53

Milwaukee: Rioters burn black woman's house down

Aug 24 10:04

Damascus slams Turkey’s military 'aggression' into Syrian territory

Syria has denounced Turkey’s recent military incursion into the Syrian territory, backed by the US-led coalition, saying the offensive violates the Arab country's sovereignty.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned Turkey’s military operation in a statement released on Wednesday, Syrian media reported.

The ministry called for an immediate end to the Turkish "aggression," adding that the operation is being carried out under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

Aug 24 09:53

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.

The Obama administration has admitted in recent days that the $400 million cash delivery to Iran was part of an effort to secure the release of these American hostages, raising further questions on Capitol Hill about White House efforts to suppress these details from the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, US Congress, if you have the guts to do this, subpoena the President to answer your questions under oath; if he refuses, hit him with a Contempt of Congress action.

Aug 24 09:45

Is Obama Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars?

President Obama has been emphatically warning Americans about the dangers of a Trump presidency. But these warnings divert attention from a much darker reality. His Justice Department is in fact pushing the law in a direction that will enable the next president to declare war against any “terrorist” group or nation without the consent of Congress.

This reality is clear from the Department’s response to a lawsuit challenging the legality of Obama’s war against the Islamic State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at poynter.org in October, 2014:

The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, quickly led to comparisons with his predecessor, President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official portraits in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official portraits in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) PunditFact heard two different comparisons in recent days that we thought we were worth exploring. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker summed it up in one tweet. "Countries bombed: Obama 7, Bush 4." That’s True. We asked Lizza for his list and he sent us this: Bush: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia. Obama: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria. As we fact-checked Lizza’s statement, we found little reason to challenge the nations he named. If anything, he shortchanged both presidents. There is no dispute whatsoever about airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Bush launched wars in the first two countries and drone strikes in Pakistan have been in the news for a long time, with or without official acknowledgment. Airstrikes in those places continued under Obama.

These illegal and immoral wars, under both Bush's and Obama's watch, are going to be the geopolitical equivalent to "Gambler's Ruin" for this country.

The last time I looked at the US Constitution, it states very clearly that only Congress has the right to declare war; not the President of the United States, no matter how "empowered" he or she might feel in this area..

He or she doesn't have the legal right to do this, period, end of discussion.

And I sincerely hope that the incoming Congress, be they ladies or gentlemen, will "grow a pair of male attributes" on this issue, and NOT allow the next President the "luxury" of acting illegally in office.

Aug 24 09:45

Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts refusing clothes - Shame on The Red Cross

So as we are headed back home from the River Center in Baton Rouge volunteering our nursing services, Dawn and I have come to the conclusion that neither of us WILL EVER volunteer or donate to the RED CROSS again.

The Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts refusing clothes, donations and various volunteer services UNLESS they are previously contracted. So what does that mean…. well, 60 boxes of doughnuts were discarded this morning because the delivery vendor was not in contract, hot meals were refused because the entity providing wasn’t contracted, and medical supplies including medications were trashed for same reason.

Aug 24 09:41

Leaked Docs Show George Soros Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Ireland

Leaked documents show Hungarian-born Jewish billionaire George Soros quietly dumped heaps of cash into the coffers of pro-abortion agitators in Ireland.

..."The move was said to be part of a strategy to force the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, potentially setting off a chain reaction in other strongly Catholic countries in Europe."

Aug 24 09:38

Turkish tanks cross Syrian border in military op to retake city of Jarablus from ISIS

Turkey has launched a ground incursion into Syria targeting Islamic State and Kurdish fighters near the town of Jarablus. Ankara says it wants to take the town to stop cross-border attacks, while the Kurds warn that Turkish troops will get into a quagmire.

“At 4:00 this morning, operations started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country, like Daesh [Arabic name for Islamic State] and the PYD [he Democratic Union Party of Syria],” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara, adding that the incursion had been prompted by cross-border attacks originating from Jarablus that should be “stopped.”

Aug 24 09:24

TSA HASSLES 9-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH PACEMAKER, CLAIMING POLICY PREVENTS TERRORIST ATTACKS INVOLVING CHILDREN

In the near decade they’ve flown around the world together the Bergstrom family has never had problems with TSA -- Let alone over 9-year-old Chille’s pacemaker -- until Saturday morning at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. “Usually, they are friendly, they smile, they give him a sticker, a TSA sticker,” Chille’s mother, Ali Bergstrom, of Wyoming, Minnesota, told FOX 9.

Aug 24 09:03

MEDIA WORRIED TOO MANY AMERICANS WILL QUESTION LEGITIMACY OF 2016 ELECTION, BLAME TRUMP

2016 is the year many, many Americans began to question whether or not our elections, and to a lesser extent, our democracy (insert “it’s a constitutional republic, big difference!” here) are rigged. As I’ve argued many times in the past year, there is plenty of evidence suggesting these skeptical Americans are, indeed, onto something with their suspicions.

But the corporate media has come out in defense of America’s “democracy” - and political elites are defending the system, too. In the wake of Trump’s recent rhetoric regarding the “rigged” system, the ruling class of the United States is peddling the fiction that somehow Trump’s irresponsible sensationalism is solely to blame for the newfound feelings of illegitimacy plaguing our elections.

Take, for example, Monday’s POLITICO piece entitled “What if Trump won’t accept defeat?”:

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Let's take a look at reality, shall we, folks?!?

And the reality, as demonstrated by the following articles and videos, is that voting machines are very easy to hack.

America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets

HOW I HACKED AN ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE

The Black Box Voting Machines


Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

How Easy It is To Rig Voting Machines

The list of videos and reports on this subject goes on an on.

But how do we stop this?!?

Easy.

Go back to paper ballots, and make sure it is very easy for citizens in all states to get a simple voter ID.

THAT would cure the problem, and immediately.

Americans have every right to be suspicious of the voting process in this country. Anyone remember what happened in 2000, when the Presidency of the United States was "awarded" to George Bush bu the US Supreme Court, after the debacle in Florida, as dramatized in the film, "Recount"?!?

I rest my case.

Aug 24 08:51

CLINTON DEATH LIST’: 33 MOST INTRIGUING CASES OF ‘COINCIDENTAL, ACCIDENTAL’ AND ‘SUICIDAL’ DEATHS

The Clinton’s dead pool list is growing. Three people who had direct connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton died of unusual circumstances over the last few weeks adding to an already long, suspicious list of accidents and supposed suicides.

Since the Democratic National Committee emails were released by Wikileaks a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under questionable circumstances.

According to WND, when DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down near his affluent neighborhood in Washington, D.C., on July 10, theories exploded in the news media about Rich’s possible involvement in the WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails – some of the messages suggesting that the Democratic Party favored nominee Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders from the start.

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The WND dead bodies list is very incomplete, and the real list can be found here:

THE CLINTON DEAD BODIES LIST

Aug 24 08:45

VENEZUELA’S LATEST RESPONSE TO FOOD SHORTAGES: BAN LINES OUTSIDE BAKERIES

The tragedy of Venezuela continues unabated, but that doesn't mean the government of President Nicolás Maduro has stopped trying to fix problems like the devastating scarcity of food which has led to malnutrition, riots, food truck hijackings, vigilante lynchings of petty thieves, and the starvation of zoo animals.

No, Maduro hasn't admitted the failure of Chavismo — the brand of Bolivarian socialism imposed on the oil-rich country by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez — instead, Venezuela's embattled leader has launched a war on "anxiety."

The National Superintendency of Fair Prices has reportedly instituted a policy of fining bakeries that allow lines to stretch out their front doors, according to PanAmPost. The head of this particular bureaucracy, William Contreras, claims the lines aren't a true indicator of a severe shortage of bread, but rather, a political "strategy of generating anxiety."

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One issue this report assiduously ignores is the reality of US sanctions against Venezuela, which were renewed on 6 March of this year. As reported at presstv.com on 6 March of this year:

US declares Venezuela a ‘threat’, renews sanctions against Caracas

I'm just more than a little baffled; how in the nave of heaven can Venezuela be characterized as a "threat" when its oil-based economy is going down in flames right now, because of the steep depression in oil prices?

Should we not, as an allegedly compassionate nation, actually be offering at least food aid to starving Venezuelans?!?

Apparently, what the Obama administration wants here is regime change, and badly, in Venezuela, so they are delighted that the Venezuelan people are so miserable that they might well revolt against their current government, so someone to the US government's liking can come to power.

That appears to be the game plan for now.

Aug 24 08:31

CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE: JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

The nation’s young people have been given front-row seats for an unfolding police drama that is rated R for profanity, violence and adult content.

In Arizona, a 7-year-old girl watched panic-stricken as a state trooper pointed his gun at her and her father during a traffic stop and reportedly threatened to shoot her father in the back (twice) based on the mistaken belief that they were driving a stolen rental car.

In Oklahoma, a 5-year-old boy watched as a police officer used a high-powered rifle to shoot his dog Opie multiple times in his family’s backyard while other children were also present. The police officer was mistakenly attempting to deliver a warrant on a 10-year-old case for someone who hadn’t lived at that address in a decade.

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What passes for "education" in this country has devolved into indoctrination, and a "Common Core" based curriculum almost guarantees your child will be punished for critical thinking, and for having a larger world view than that curriculum allows.

If you have not considered it before, please think about home schooling for your kids. Chances are that, when they go to college, they will fair far better, in their capacity to learn and think, than will their publicly "educated" schoolmates.

Aug 24 08:31

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

By Brandon Turbeville

On Wednesday morning, Turkey abruptly launched an all-out military assault on Syria, sending in tanks, troops, and engaging in airstrikes, in concert with airstrikes from the United States, to the northern portions of Syria near the Turkey-Syria border under the guise of combating ISIS forces. At this time, the military operations seem focused around Jarablus.

According to the BBC, “A dozen Turkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes.”

Aug 24 08:30

Michigan: Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Public Masturbation, 'Biological Evidence' Recovered

An illegal alien was arrested for publicly masturbating -- in the words of police, "to completion" -- at a shopping center in Pontiac, Michigan.

Aug 24 08:26

WATCH: The Truth About the Syrian Boy Viral Photo

"SyrianGirl" Mimi Al Laham explains the truth about the viral photograph of Syrian boy from war torn Allepo.

The story is really about two boys, one the controlled media wanted you to see, and one they wanted to cover-up.

Aug 24 08:24

4,000 NATIVE AMERICANS IN BUNDY RANCH-STYLE PROTEST AS DHS CUTS WATER SUPPLY — MEDIA BLACKOUT

Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the peaceful “prayer camps” in recent days, prompting state officials on Monday to remove the demonstrators’ drinking water supply.

North Dakota homeland security director Greg Wilz ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the protest encampment, despite the sweltering heat, because of alleged disorderly conduct, according to the Bismarck Tribune, including reports of laser pointers aimed at surveillance aircraft.

“People are getting overheated now already,” said Johnelle Leingang, the tribe’s emergency response coordinator, as temperatures hovered around 90º F on Monday. “It’s very hurtful.”

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Our indigenous American Indian brothers and sisters have been treated horrifically, as this country has grown, and it is high time that when the US Army Corps of Engineers thinks about giving rights for a pipeline which runs through Indian land, that it does ask not only for tribal consent, but also gives those tribes whose territory the pipeline runs through, revenues from the project.

Aug 24 08:17

SOMEONE JUST PUKED $1.5 BILLION OF NOTIONAL GOLD

Makes perfect sense - someone just decided in keeping with their fiduciary duty, 0840ET was the perfect time to unleash $1.5 billion of gold notional into the futures markets....

Over 10,000 contracts dumped in 1 minute... "normal"

Aug 24 08:15

FOR FIRST TIME, EPA DRAWS LINK BETWEEN DALLAS QUAKES AND FRACKING

In a rebuke to Texas regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated for the first time that there is a "significant possibility" that disposal wells for fracking are causing earthquakes in the Dallas area.

Irving, a northwest suburb of Dallas, has been rattled by several earthquakes since April 2014, with the highest magnitude of 3.6 recorded in January 2015. The earthquakes shook the city of 230,000 though there are no active fracking or wastewater injection wells in the city.

The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas drilling, has been reluctant to acknowledge any connection between drilling and earthquakes, despite the conclusions of scientists and regulators in other states. The commission has said that scientific data do "not sufficiently support a causal relationship," according to the EPA.

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Take THAT, you frackoholics!!!

Aug 24 08:06

Kelly File 8/17/16 FULL: Hillary's Top Secret Classified Emails Released

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She had to copy the information to put it on unsecured server

Aug 24 07:56

Our World: Soros’s campaign of global chaos

The Jerusalem Post just came out against Soros!
Israel is backing away from the Darkside!

The first thing that we see is the megalomaniacal nature of Soros’s philanthropic project. No corner of the globe is unaffected by his efforts. No policy area is left untouched.

On the surface, the vast number of groups and people he supports seem unrelated. After all, what does climate change have to do with illegal African immigration to Israel? What does Occupy Wall Street have to do with Greek immigration policies? But the fact is that Soros-backed projects share basic common attributes.

They all work to weaken the ability of national and local authorities in Western democracies to uphold the laws and values of their nations and communities.

Aug 24 07:52

Parents suing State of Mississippi about charter schools receiving public money

Should charter schools receive taxpayer money?
That’s the question that a group of Jackson parents want answered and quickly.
Those parents are suing the state.
The Southern Poverty Law center announced they’ve asked a Hinds County judge for a summary judgement.

Aug 24 07:50

Japanese Father Kills 12-Year-Old Son For Not Studying

A Japanese father stabbed his 12-year-old son to death with a kitchen knife after the boy failed to study for a school entrance exam, officials said.

Aug 24 07:28

FETHULLAH GÜLEN: "I WILL CAST THE AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES IN THE CASPIAN SEA"

The former coordinator of the Gülen movement in the Caucasus Hayati Küçük , who occupied a key position in this movement, and managed Gulen schools in Georgia gave a sensational interview with the Turkish newspaper Sabah.

In an interview H.Kuchuk told that during his gullenist movement leadership he got a call from Baku. The caller complained to Gülen that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the government were pushing and restricting the gullenists. In response Gülen began rattling threats of the Azerbaijani authorities, stating that he will "throw them all into the Caspian Sea."

Aug 24 07:09

Chinese Government Buys Syngenta: Massive Pesticide, Biotech, Pharma Mergers

China National Chemical (ChemChina) is a chemical corporation owned by the Chinese government. Syngenta is one of the world’s largest producers of pesticides, GM technology, seeds, and other biotech products similar to Monsanto or Bayer Crop Science. ChemChina has been bidding for Syngenta for a few months now, seeking to take the corporation…

Aug 24 06:52

On a Positive Note…

It is easy to find ugliness in this election cycle, but I thought I would take a moment to point out two remarkable happenings that you might have missed.

Aug 24 06:15

Scott Adams: Con Man or Hitler?

Heads are exploding at CNN as pundits try to define Trump’s repeated offers to help African-Americans as typical Hitler behavior. As my regular readers know, what we have here is a perfect trap for cognitive dissonance. The anti-Trumpers have created an identify for themselves – and in the media – as opposing Trump because he’s a racist. Then Trump goes and ruins their mental models by acting all non-racist.

This creates a situation in which the pundits either have to change their self-images and admit they were wrong about Trump all along, or they have to reinterpret Trump’s clearly non-racist actions as racist actions in disguise. Cognitive dissonance happens when people are unwilling or unable to modify their self-image to match the observed facts. In this case, to protect their self-images as wise pundits, they are forced to default to pretzel-like explanations of their reality.

For example…

Aug 24 04:41

The West’s Favored Autocrats - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By prioritizing traditional alliances, control of resources and economic ideology, the U.S. turns a blind eye to other aspects of autocratic behavior that contradict its own avowed values, thereby setting up a vivid display of foreign policy hypocrisy. An example is the issue of democracy and the “Other.” Since the 1960s the United States has been struggling with its racist impulses.

Aug 24 01:02

Obama Blocks Congressional Inquiry Into $1.3 Billion Payment To Iran

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

Aug 23 23:28

U.S. Swimmers Did Not Damage Bathroom - Did Not Use Bathroom?

Rio police did not even question swimmers about bathroom? Security guards under scrutiny for illegal use of firearms, threatened swimmers with guns for knocking down a poster?

Aug 23 22:55

Speaker: Russia Continues Anti-Terrorism Flights from Iran's Western Airbase

Putin fakes left,then he fakes right to Iran and tucks it in and goes up the middle. They are playing mind games with some razzle dazzle.
Make war by Deception.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the country's airbase in Hamadan is still being used by the Russian fighter jets to conduct anti-terrorism flights in Syria.

Aug 23 21:57

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis

A massive spike in insulin prices is causing a health crisis for millions of diabetes patients who depend on the lifesaving drug, doctors say.

Now, after years of rapid increases having nothing to do with available supply and not matched elsewhere in the world, those in the U.S. insulin supply chain are blaming each other.

Aug 23 21:49

HOMELESS CAMPS POPPING UP THROUGHOUT FRESNO COUNTY

A homeless camp just outside the city limits is full of people who said they have no place else to go. Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea said the homeless are being driven into areas in the county because of the City of Fresno's homeless crackdown.

Aug 23 21:46

QUAKE IN ITALY DEVASTATES SMALL TOWN, MAYOR SAYS "THE TOWN ISN'T HERE ANYMORE"

Updated 1 min ago
ROME -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice says a family of four is trapped under debris without any signs of life and that "The town isn't here anymore."

Aug 23 21:44

There is snow on Pikes Peak!

KUSA - Welcome to August in Colorado.

While highs reached 81 degrees in Denver Tuesday, on Pikes Peak, there was snow.

Aug 23 17:41

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became so enraged by spate of recent defections that he sent assassins to South Korea & elsewhere to silence the renegades, according to government officials.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became so enraged by a spate of recent defections that he sent assassins to South Korea and elsewhere to silence the renegades, according to government officials here.
They said Kim also ordered hit teams to target South Koreans for assassination or abduction as a tit-for-tat measure.
Kim, chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, issued the edict in response to a succession of high- or mid-level defections, the officials said Aug. 21.

Aug 23 17:39

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation.

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Aug 23 16:29

Hillary Clinton Rakes in Cash From Hollywood Bigwig Haim Saban & More at $100k Ticket Dinner

Hillary Clinton collected campaign cash and participated in a question-and-answer session at a dinner fundraiser held by billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl at their Beverly Hills home Monday night.

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger, Chernin Group founder Peter Chernin, MarketShare CEO Jon Vein, former DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, CAA agent Michael Kives and Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid chief Casey Wasserman served as event co-chairs, according to Variety.

Aug 23 16:28

UPI Poll: Trump and Clinton Virtually Tied

So much for the race being over.

Aug 23 15:15

DEBT RATIO TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1950…

The national debt this year will jump to the highest level since 1950 relative to the size of the economy, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

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