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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 26 09:38

City’s Annual Cost Per Inmate Is $168,000, Study Finds

New York City is an expensive place to live for just about everyone, including prisoners.
The city paid $167,731 to feed, house and guard each inmate last year, according to a study the Independent Budget Office released this week.

Dec 26 09:09

GOLDMAN-SACHS CAUGHT MANIPULATING US DOLLAR — NO ONE ARRESTED, SLAP ON WRIST INSTEAD

The same company that paid Hillary Clinton nearly $700,000, for three one-hour speeches, has now been ordered to pay a nine-figure sum for currency market manipulation.

Goldman-Sachs was ordered to pay 120 million, “to settle charges that it often tried to manipulate a global dollar benchmark for interest rate products over a five-year period,” according to Reuters.

The investment corporation was levied the “civil penalty to settle charges that it often tried to manipulate a global dollar benchmark for interest rate products over a five-year period,” the report states.

Citing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s report, Reuters stated Goldman-Sachs engaged in its illegal activity in an attempt to “manipulate the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix benchmark,” and was ordered to cease from doing so in the future by taking measures to prevent a recurrence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only way to bring this kind of behaviour under control is to make this kind of activity punishable by hard jail time for all those who signed off on these practices; this financial wrist slap means NOTHING for a company the size of Goldman Sachs.

Dec 26 08:31

Officer tases 91-year-old at nursing home

Police have released bodycam video of a controversial tasing at a nursing home in Kansas. It shows officers tasing a 91-year-old Alzheimer’s patient because he was reportedly violent.

Dec 26 08:31

Police union demands Amazon to remove 'Bulletproof Black Lives Matter' shirt

The US's largest police union has urged Amazon to remove a T-shirt from its third-party marketplace that says: “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter”.
The Fraternal Order of Police has already succeeded in having garment removed from Walmart supermarkets. But as of Sunday morning it was still available on Amazon.

Dec 26 08:13

DREXEL PROFESSOR: “ABOLISH THE WHITE RACE”

Webmaster addition:Imagine how the corporate media would react if someone said "Abolish the Jews."

When did it become acceptable to be racist against white people?

Dec 26 08:10

Unmerry Christmas: Mass Brawls Break Out Across America's Malls

During this season of joy and celebration, it appears not everyone is full of Christmas spirit. Last minute holiday shoppers have been filmed brawling with each other in New Jersey, Alabama, and Georgia shopping malls ahead of the holidays.

Dec 26 07:28

Anti rape chastity pants 21st century style


Webmaster addition: And what will the would-be rapist do to his victim when he cannot complete the rape? Wouldn't giving the woman a gun be a better solution?'

Dec 26 07:25

Obama Just Positioned Israel and Entire Middle East For a Horribly Bloody War (Video)

Since the day he first took office, Barack Obama has thumbed his nose at virtually every long standing U.S. tradition, upended decades worth of foreign policy decisions that were paid for with the lives of thousands of our nation’s finest as well as trillions of dollars in American taxpayers’ money (back when they all still had jobs), has divided this country in a way unlike anything I’ve seen during my 40 years on this planet, and he’s done all of it with the full support of a grossly corrupt and dishonest mainstream media that didn’t tell Americans the truth about virtually any of it.

Dec 26 04:42

Armed Protest Planned Through Streets of Montana Town In Show of Support For 'Alt-Right' Leader Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer and his wife Nina, who was born in Russia, have been threatened in the wake of the recent Trump victory and National Policy Institute conference in Washington, D.C. Supporters have announced plans for a massive armed march in Whitefish Montana in mid-January. The Washington Post ran a story claiming that Spencer's Jewish opponents have been receiving death threats from Spencer's supporters, yet they conveniently neglect to outline the death threats against Spencer, his wife and even harassment of his mother.

Dec 26 04:07

Tucker Takes On Liberal LA Times Op Ed Reporter Whom Wants To Abolish The Electoral College

The electoral college was just great for the democrats until Hillary lost for the 3rd time in one election.

Dec 26 03:13

First Amendment Guarantees Freedom of Religion, Not Freedom From It (Video)

Like so many other members of the now “un-silent American majority” who voted for Donald Trump to be our republic’s 45th President, over the last few weeks I took great comfort in hearing President-Elect Trump say the words “Merry Christmas” to the American public, and on do so many times on national television. For the last eight years under President Obama’s administration, the entire country was subjected to nothing short of national historic blasphemy while Obama and his band of clapping seals on the far left forced us to endure their relentless assault on the Judeo-Christian values our country has held dear since its founding, along with their attempts to re-write historical fact.

Dec 26 03:07

Interview: Richard and Nina Spencer about threats and media campaigns

In this interview with German journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter, Richard and Nina Spencer speak freely about the recent death threats and smears directed against them. Richard is credited with coining the term 'alt-right.'

Dec 25 22:59

Aleppo celebrates Christmas, shares stories of joy & loss

Syrians in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating Christmas…

‘We had 4 years of pain, of war & blood’

Christians in Syria have largely rallied behind the secular government, seeing it as their protector.

This year, many people in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating for the first time since the war began. RT’s Lizzie Phelan talked with residents of the war-ravaged city now recovering from its wounds.

Dec 25 21:41

Jewish Daily Forward: "What Do Israelis Think About Americans? Start With Disdain."

Though Israel is a famously fractious society, Israelis tend to agree on one thing: Their strongest supporters are an inherently dupable people. “Most Israelis think Americans are pro-Israel and we can sell them anything, especially mud from the Dead Sea,” said David Lifshitz, the lead writer for the Israeli comedy show “Eretz Nehederet,” or “Wonderful Land.”

“Or — just regular mud with a ‘Dead Sea’ sticker on it.” But it’s not just American tourists whom many Israelis see as guileless. American foreign policy is held up to similar scrutiny here, even as Israel receives billions of dollars in foreign aid from the United States each year. “Americans are perceived to be naive, especially when it comes to the Middle East,” said Uri Dromi, who served as a spokesman for the Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres governments. “It is a bad neighborhood and it seems like they just don’t realize it.”

Dec 25 15:02

Future DNC Chair Backs out of Radical Conference

Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison – the rumored next in line to become the chairman of the Democratic National Committee – has decided to opt for some public image cleanup by cancelling his keynote address this coming Tuesday at the Muslim American Society’s annual conference in Chicago.

Dec 25 14:25

Israeli police turn violent on peaceful anti-corruption protest

Israeli police have arrested three people at a peaceful protest in Petach Tikvah, seven miles east of Tel Aviv, on 24 December.

Video footage and photographs show the police wading in heavily into the peaceful protest...>>

Dec 25 14:23

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu.

Dec 25 13:51

Obama Signs Christmas Bill Making Alternative Media Illegal

President Obama has just quietly signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to run an alternative media website in the U.S.

Dec 25 12:49

Alt Media is Winning | 7 Times The MSM’s Narrative Was Destroyed By The Independent Media in 2016

With the recent hysteria in the mainstream media over so-called “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” it is clear that the Western corporate press is lashing out wildly at the threat of the alternative media. Every time the corporate press has put forward a false narrative about Syria, the alternative press has been there to dismantle it. Every time a false flag attack happens to galvanize Americans, the alternative media has been there to expose it. Every time the corporate press chooses to talk about Beyonce instead of massive government scandals, the alternative press has been there to pick up the slack.

Dec 25 12:48

White husband confesses to wife to setting their cars on fire and painting racial slur on their garage door in staged 'hate crime'

A white father-of-four has confessed to setting his own car on fire and painting a racial slur on their garage door in a staged hate crime.

David and Jenny Williams from Denton, Texas, woke up to find their truck and motorcycle ablaze and the vile slur 'n***** lovers' scrawled across their garage door in spray paint on December 12.

Police deemed the incident a hate crime and launched an arson investigation while well-wishers donated money to the family to help repair the damage.

On Tuesday, Mrs Williams however revealed it was her husband who had started the fire.

Dec 25 10:19

CNN Ratings Hit All Time Record Low

CNN, the network so thoroughly exposed by WikiLeaks as a propaganda mouthpiece of the establishment, have recorded their lowest ratings since records began.

Dec 25 09:59

Boogie Woogie Santa

Merry Christmas !

Dec 25 09:29

FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU …

It’s not every year that the calendar twains meet … this year is special. DesertPeace and Associates hope that it will really be a special year finally bringing Peace to Earth …. We can hope!

Dec 25 06:09

MERRY CHRISTMAS! STAY SAFE AS YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. ISIS Has Put Out A Holiday HIT LIST On Churches In All 50 States.

This is a message of joy and hope as Christians celebrate and worship in their church of choice this Christmas. We have accepted that with every day we are fortunate enough to breathe, we are unfortunate enough to have to deal with the threat of terrorism.

Webmaster addition: The "real" news has told us that ISIS blah blah blah churches, yadda yadda yadda .... but so far, nothing.

Dec 25 05:31

Fired Philly's 'Pistachio Girl' Rejects Political Correctness With A Vengeance, Crooning New Christmas Tune 'Donald Baby'

26-year-old Emily Youcis has now gone full-bore into the 'alt-right,' scoring a gig with Red Ice Radio and releasing a new parody song which is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended snowflakes. She actually has a pretty good voice.

Dec 24 19:37

Former CIA Spy Has A Christmas Message For Trump

Submitted by Robert Steele via TheMindUnleashed.com,

Dear Mr. Trump,

I am among the tens of millions who voted for you, and also among the twenty thousand or so that spent fifteen months obsessively devoted to getting you elected. I went to bed in tears on election night, only to be woken at midnight by my wife to watch the miracle unfold. Perhaps someone will read this and in a second miracle, you will hear my voice. I am going to make seven points with seven paragraphs and seven graphics.

Dec 24 17:10

THE CRISTEROS CATHOLIC SOLDIERS OF CHRIST

The 20th century was the bloodiest century in history. The 'century of massacres', 'hell's century', the 'century of martyrs'; just like all the others? No, not just like all the others; it was the great century of martyrs, infinitely more than the others. Never had there been so many martyrs in the space of 100 years, not even in the space of 1,000 years. These tens of millions of Christians, the victims of a century in open revolt against God, remain unknown and unsung. Today I would like to recall for you the Mexican Catholics who, some 70 years ago, rose up against Freemasonry for the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. They were called the Cristeros.

Dec 24 14:31

Top Obama Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Were Part-Time

Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Alternative “Gig” Jobs, Not Traditional Full-Time Jobs

Dec 24 14:30

Russia Hack Story Collapses, Ripped Apart By CBS Atlanta

CBS in Atlanta presents 5 problems with the CIA’s claims that Russia hacked the election to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 24 11:21

Tax Prof Nancy Shurtz Blasts University Of Oregon For Improperly Releasing Error Filled Report As 'Public Retaliation And Shaming'

Tax Prof Nancy Shurtz has released this statement in response to the University of Oregon's release of a report concluding that she violated the university's anti-discrimination policy by wearing blackface to a Halloween party at her home:

Dec 24 11:18

President Obama signs defense bill that could spur new space-based arms race

President Obama has signed legislation that, by striking a single word from longstanding U.S. nuclear defense policy, could heighten tensions with Russia and China and launch the country on an expensive effort to build space-based defense systems.

The National Defense Authorization Act, a year-end policy bill encompassing virtually every aspect of the U.S. military, contained two provisions with potentially momentous consequences.

One struck the word “limited” from language describing the mission of the country’s homeland missile defense system. The system is designed to thwart a small-scale attack by a non-superpower such as North Korea or Iran.

A related provision calls for the Pentagon to start “research, development, test and evaluation” of space-based systems for missile defense.

Dec 24 11:10

Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Guns, Food And Supplies

Fearing Trump’s presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.

Dec 24 11:09

Obama Dismantles 9/11 Terrorist Database To Sabotage Trump

President Obama dismantles U.S. Muslim database registry in place since 9/11 to prevent terrorism to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency.

Dec 24 11:08

FLASHBACK - Here’s why Donald Trump won’t win the Republican presidential nomination

How meaningful is Donald Trump’s impressive lead in the polls, really? Not very meaningful, think most people in the know. Here’s why.

Dec 24 10:52

Leah Remini calls Scientology’s bluff: If I lied about anything, sue me

In an a interview on Larry King Now Thursday, reformed Scientologist Leah Remini challenged the church’s criticism of her reality show Scientology and the Aftermath, arguing if they want to call her and her fellow defectors liars, “they should sue.”

Asked about the Church of Scientology’s statement that Remini is a “bitter ex-Scientologst” and “spoiled entitled diva” lying about the church for attention and recognition, Remini told King she has nothing to say about its position.

“I don’t,” Remini said. “I think that says a lot about this organization. They should sue us, it’s as simple as that. If we’re lying—“

“And listen, they say this on every outlet that can,” she continued. “They have said this about every single person that’s spoke out, and not one lawsuit has been brought to anybody.”

Remini noted Scientologists are “not a group that is scared of a lawsuit.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have recorded, and watched, this series with great interest.

In this documentary, I would characterise Ms. Remeni as a woman of extraordinary intelligence, courage and grit, honestly speaking out about the abuses she has seen, and interviewing others to whom abuse happened, with extraordinary candor.

If you have not seen this series, I commend it highly.

Dec 24 10:49

WOW: Insane Fort Worth Cop Attacks Black Family Who Called Police For Help

[I apologize for putting the wrong link earlier. I have corrected it.] Wow man, I've seen a lot of crazy police abuse videos in my life but this one just about takes the cake. The smart sister recorded and live-streamed this insanity as it went down. All I can say is, John Bad Elk vs. United States comes to mind.

Dec 24 10:40

BADCOP: POLICE TASER 91YO ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT FOR NOT GOING TO THE DOCTOR - VIDEO

A hard to watch video of police tasering a 91-year-old man has just been released showing the nature of Gandhi’s quote above. For refusing to go to a doctor visit, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was tasered and handcuffed — because police were worried about his well-being.

The incident happened in March, however, the body camera footage was not released until Thursday. In the video, we see an undersheriff with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deploy his taser on a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s at a Minneapolis nursing home because the man wouldn’t get in a car to go to the doctor.

To get this man to a doctor for his health, police assaulted him, placed him in handcuffs, and he had to be carried out on a stretcher. This is why cops are not doctors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lasers are NOT "less than lethal"; if they hit someone at just the right point in their heart rhythm, a laser can cause arrhythmia , and even death.

But my question is, why the hell were the police called at all by this alleged "care home" in the first place?!?

Were their orderlies absolutely ignorant about "gentle restraint" techniques, which used to be taught to deal with people with dementia, who would not comply with a nurse's orders?!?

This is one of the most sickening uses of excessive force I have heard of in quite some time, and I would predict that there will be a well-deserved lawsuit against both the local police department, and the care home, in the not too distant future.

Dec 24 10:30

RUSSIA SUPPORTING LIBYAN GENERAL WHO IS A FORMER CIA ASSET

Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), has had a long list of allies. Starting as a participant in Gadhafi’s 1969 military coup, he rose steadily through the ranks before being captured by Chad during the 1987 war. He was disavowed by Gadhafi, but by 1988 was a top figure in the CIA-backed rebels.

The rebel force was short-lived, however, and Hifter was brought to the US as a CIA supported “refugee” in 1990. He participated in at least one other failed rebellion before the 2011 Arab Spring, when he claimed to be the head of the post-Gadhafi military. Power struggles led to him announcing a military coup in 2014 before finally being named the head of the LNA, a faction allied with the Tobruk government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How deliciously ironic that the greatest "winner" in US-backed destabilisation in both Syria and Libya has proven to be....Russia!!!!!

Dec 24 10:22

Police’s secret cellphone-surveillance tool can also block calls by the innocent

It’s no secret that state and local law enforcement agencies have grown more militarized in the past decade, with armored personnel carriers, drones and robots.

But one item in their arsenal has been kept largely out of public view, to the dismay of civil liberties advocates who say its use is virtually unregulated – and largely untracked.

The device is a suitcase-size surveillance tool commonly called a StingRay that mimics a cellphone tower, allowing authorities to track individual cellphones in real time. Users of the device, which include scores of law enforcement agencies across the country, sign a non-disclosure agreement when they purchase it, pledging not to divulge its use, even in court cases against defendants the device helped capture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have concluded that any surveillance of us by any city, county,or any "alphabet soup" Federal security agency is punishment duty; our private communications, text and phone, are both very loving; and very vanilla! :-)

Dec 24 10:14

YOUR RIGHT TO RECORD THE POLICE IS AT RISK

In 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that we have the right to record the police in the public performance of their duties. But what does the right to record the police mean if you cannot exercise it? Not much.

Our society entrusts the police with unusual and extreme powers: the ability to use violence and to deprive us of our liberty primary among them. Recording the police is a tool we can use to make sure officers don’t abuse those powers, and with which to hold them accountable if and when they do. Five years ago, the First Circuit held that this right is protected by the First Amendment. Chilling videos depicting police killing people across the country, released over the past few years with alarming frequency, underscore the importance of securing this right.

Here in Massachusetts, our right to record is at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika: your papers, please!!

Dec 24 10:10

FALSE NEWS BY OMISSION MISINFORMS - POINTING SUCH OUT MAY SOON BE CENSORED

Some Israeli military official claim that Hizbullah is using Armored Personal Carriers in Syria, a correct claim, which it received from the Lebanese Armed Forces, a lie. The carriers in question are way out of date tracked vehicles and the LAF once received some upgraded ones from the United States. Israel makes these claims every once a while.

But as was reported when these claims were made on earlier occasions Hizbullah actually took such APCs from the Southern Lebanese Army which was an Israeli proxy force used during the Israeli occupation of Lebanon. When in 2000 Hizbullah finally kicked Israel out of Lebanon, the SLA dissolved and all the weapons Israel had delivered to it were taken into Hizbullah's stocks. They have since been used to fight Israel and various Gulf states proxy Jihadis in Lebanon and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Classic Israeli disinfo, at its worst.

Dec 24 09:58

NYPD COPS RAID WRONG HOME, POSTING PHOTO OF HANDCUFFED FAMILY TO SNAPCHAT

New York City cops raided a family’s home in Brooklyn at the break of dawn Thursday, handcuffing every family member while searching the apartment unit for three hours before realizing they had the wrong home and leaving.

Next thing the family knew, a photo showing them handcuffed while sitting on the couch appeared on Snapchat with the caption, “Merry Christmas it’s NYPD!”.

Another photo also appeared on Snapchat with the caption “Warrant sweeps Its still a party smh.”

Now internal affairs is investigating, but have refused to release the names of the officers involved.

According to ABC 7, which interviewed the family:

“The worst part was the Snapchats,” Kimberly Santiago said. “That’s what really got to me.”

“The things that he wrote, it’s like, this what you all do?” Santiago said. “If he did that to, picture how many other families he’s done that to. And he was the only one standing there watching us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, NYPD; you are looking at (yet another) lawsuit, courtesy of officer stupidity, and not following regulations.

This has to be a nightmare for all the good, honest NYPD police officers who understand the rules, would never have done this.

Dec 24 09:52

BRITISH GOVT-FUNDED OUTLET OFFERED JOURNALIST $17,000 A MONTH TO PRODUCE PROPAGANDA FOR SYRIAN REBELS

The Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government and is managed by Westerners operating out of Turkey, according to emails provided to AlterNet by a Middle East reporter RFS tried to recruit.

The outlet stirred controversy this November when it released a video at the height of the Mannequin Challenge, a pop culture craze in which people compete for how long they can freeze in place on video. The RFS video depicted a staged rescue by the White Helmets, the Western-funded rescue group that operates exclusively in rebel-held territory. RFS quickly removed the video and issued an apology out of apparent concern that the staged rescue could raise questions about the authenticity of other videos by the White Helmets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that the primary purveyors, and purchasers, of fake news are governments, this time that of the UK!!

Dec 24 09:46

WELFARE JIHAD: DOZENS OF DANISH ISIS FIGHTERS RECEIVED STATE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Denmark has discovered that dozens of its citizens fighting for Islamic State have continued to receive cash benefits. According to local media the government somehow expects jihadists to pay the improperly distributed funds back.

At least 36 people who are known by authorities to have left Denmark to allegedly to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) continued to receive welfare payments, according to the Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

Thirty-four alleged jihadists received cash benefits from municipal authorities, and two others from private but heavily state-subsidized funds. The newspaper obtained the figures from the Danish Employment Ministry through a freedom of information request.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Danish government: how the darned heck did this happen?!?!?!?

Dec 24 09:35

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers: Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his

By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day – about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing.

Dec 24 09:16

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers: Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his

By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day – about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing.

Dec 24 09:16

Troll Causes Panic On Virgin America Flight By Naming Wi-Fi Hotspot ‘Galaxy Note 7’

It is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt, right? Luckily no one was injured during a Virgin America flight on Tuesday when the crew suspected one of the passengers of bringing a recalled Galaxy Note 7 on board the plane. There was no Galaxy Note 7 (our full review, pre-explosion events) handset to be found, only a wireless SSID (Service Set Identifier) indicating the presence of one, presumably as a prank gone wrong.

Dec 24 09:14

EU TERRORISM: Top NATO financial auditor’s “suicide” story unravelling by the hour

A quiet pre-Christmas Friday this is not. As the prime Berlin market atrocity suspect is shot dead in Italy, a Libyan plane is hijacked and flown to Malta.

Dec 24 08:30

U.S. Customs begin asking foreign travelers about their presence on social media

The U.S. government quietly began requesting that select foreign visitors provide their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a move designed to spot potential terrorist threats that drew months of opposition from tech giants and privacy hawks alike.

Webmaster addition: Only a government moron would think that a real terrorist is going to use social media.

Dec 24 08:30

California becomes heart of anti-Trump resistance

California’s political leaders are gearing up to lead progressive resistance to President-elect Donald Trump.
The Golden State, where Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Trump by more than 4 million votes, is a center of political power for the left.

Dec 24 07:55

CIA Refuses To Brief Congress Or The DHS (Who Has Been Accused By The State Of Georgia Of Hacking) In The Accusation Of Russian Interference In 2016 Election. What Is Going On?

What is going on in this Country? First the CIA tries tell us that Russia has hacked the 2016 Election in hopes of helping Donald Trump win. Since when does Donald Trump need help in winning anything?

Dec 24 07:36

Minnesota Pastor Beat Boy, 12, With Electrical Cord Because Child 'Wanted To Test God,' Police Say

The wind chill was well below zero when the 12-year-old boy limped his way through the snow to a stranger, wearing only basketball shorts and a t-shirt.

"Help me," the boy yelled. He later revealed a black eye, large whip marks, scabs on his back and bruising on his arms, back side and legs - one the size of a football, according to police.

Dec 24 07:35

‘It’s a Wonderful Lie’: 9-minute ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ analysis of Federal Reserve fraud to call debt-creation as ‘money supply;’ with OBVIOUS solutions worth $1,000,000 per average US household whenever ‘We the People’ are willing to look, learn, speak

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: What Really Happened

David Knight of InfoWars’ sharp nine minutes:

It’s a Wonderful Life is a seasonal classic reminding ‘We the People’ of our ongoing engagement with a .01% parasitic class using the public as work animals (“cattle” in the story). The story’s protagonist, George Bailey, embraces spiritual insight to continue literal “good Faith” effort for his community to not become slum-renters to antagonist, Henry Potter.

The following data easily prove that “work animal” for a .01% parasitic class neither overstates nor understates the following data, with ~$1,000,000 in benefits for the average US household with reforms easily demonstrated for anyone with the intellectual integrity and moral courage to look.

Dec 24 07:35

Court Rules Police Can Shoot Your Dog If It “Moves” Or “Barks”

A ruling from the 6th Circuit Court serves as a warning to dog owners: Teach your dog to sit still and be quiet or risk police justifiably shooting the dog.
Mark and Cheryl Brown petitioned their local court to hold the city as well as police officers from Battle Creek, Michigan, accountable for killing their dogs during the execution of a search warrant of their home.

Dec 24 07:02

Look Who’s Really Behind Snopes, Facebook’s New “Fact Checkers” (Video)

Since Facebook has hired Snopes.com as one of their new “fact checkers” to put an end to the spread of “fake news” across Facebook, wouldn’t this be a great time to meet the folks behind Snopes? Fasten your seatbelts for this one. How many times have you been talking to someone who rebutted something you said with a comment like, “But Snopes.com said that isn’t true,” or something to that effect, as if Snopes.com somehow is an authority on anything?

For folks to rely so heavily on what Snopes.com says, I can't help but wonder how many people think Snopes.com consists of several floors in a Manhattan sky rise with dozens of employees working tirelessly around the clock to “fact check” everything that runs counter to the liberal ideology. Well, as you’re about to learn, nothing could be farther from the truth. In the video below, you’ll learn that the three employees that make up Snopes.com, are an embezzler, a hooker, and a dominatrix… and no… this is not a joke…

Dec 24 03:09

Dr. Jim Willie: Global Economic Collapse Doesn’t Care About Party Affiliation (Video)

In the video below, you’ll find the continuation of my interview with Dr. Willie from the post titled, U.S. Dollar’s Status as the Global Reserve Continues To Lose Credibility. In the first half of the interview, you heard Dr. Willie voicing his own frustrations with how hard it is to convince people he cares about that dire economic times are on the horizon, especially when on the surface market conditions are giving off the appearance that everything is great, largely because new all-time highs continue to be reached almost weekly!

Dec 23 22:43

It’s Time We the People Starve the Beast (Video)

In the video below, it breaks down some of the main highlights from an article on State of the Nation today about what needs to be done to bring the BEAST, aka the far-left, to its knees and into submission before we see conditions here in the U.S. spiral out of control.

If one thing has become abundantly clear in recent weeks, it’s that the far-left, which includes the mainstream media, Hollywood, and coastal elites, have no intention whatsoever of accepting President-Elect Donald Trump as a legitimate President. Bear in mind, we haven’t even seen what chaos the far-left has in store for the country on Inauguration Day.

Dec 23 18:33

Listen: Former UK ambassador to Syria says British government “has gotten Syria wrong every step of the way”

A former UK ambassador to Syria has castigated officials and the media in Britain for their selective moralising and reporting of the armed conflict in Syria...>>

Dec 23 17:08

Palestine’s Achilles Heel: The Begging Bowl

Poor Palestine – the major Palestinian players, Fatah and Hamas have degraded and set back the liberation movement by crawling with begging bowls to self-interested, absolutely not Palestine-interested, Arab states, and furthermore both are fickle beggars switching loyalties to conform to the US volatile currents in the Middle East.

Dec 23 16:23

FBI Announces $50,000 Reward and National Campaign to Identify East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department held a press conference to announce the launch of a reward and national campaign to help identify the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer, a violent serial burglar, rapist, and murderer who terrorized multiple communities in California throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Dec 23 16:00

Putin shrugs off Trump's nuclear plans, says Democrats sore losers

"I was a bit surprised by the statements from some representatives of the current U.S. administration who for some reason started to prove that the U.S. military was the most powerful in the world," Putin said, referring to State Department comments from Thursday.

"Nobody is arguing with that."

Dec 23 15:47

'No Smoking Gun': Mistrial Declared In LA County Sheriff Corruption Case

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s corruption trial ended after jurors said they were deadlocked when all but one were in favor of acquittal. The judge declared a mistrial, and now Baca is free pending the prosecution’s decision to retry him.

Dec 23 15:42

Dr. Jim Willie: U.S. Dollar’s Status as the Global Reserve Continues To Lose Credibility (Video)

In the following interview with Dr. Willie, we review many reasons Americans should still be very concerned about the economic dangers that lie ahead. The simple fact is that many of the problems are too far along to be reversed by a President Trump, or anyone else for that matter. At one point during Part I of the interview below, Dr. Willie reads a direct quote from this month’s issue of The Hat Trick Letter, his monthly newsletter. Dr. Willie expresses his own frustrations with trying to convince loved ones that all is not as it appears in financial markets.

Dr. Willie reads:

Dec 23 15:20

California Starts Investigating 2 Deadliest Police Agencies

The Department of Justice in the US state of California has launched an investigation into two police agencies in the state which is known as the deadliest agencies in the entire country.

The investigation began on Thursday into Kern County Sheriff’s Office and the Bakersfield Police Department with officials trying to examine excessive use of force and other serious misconduct used by the two departments.

Dec 23 15:19

Florida Supreme Court Orders 150 Death Row Inmates Be Resentenced

At least 150 death row inmates in Florida will need to be resentenced after the state’s supreme court ruled that they had been convicted under unconstitutional laws.

Florida has the second largest population of death row inmates in the US, with nearly 400 people awaiting execution. On Thursday, the state’s supreme court ruled that nearly half of those inmates needed to be resentenced.

Dec 23 14:51

US White Cop Tackles, Arrests Black Woman Who Called For Help

A video has been released showing a white US officer tackling and arresting an African American woman who had called police for help.

Police authorities in Forth Worth, Texas, received a call Wednesday by the woman who reported assault of her 7-year-old boy by a man for alleged littering.

Dec 23 12:14

City Passes Ordinance Mandating CCTV Surveillance By Businesses, Including Doctors And Lawyers Offices

Another government has decided to "protect" local businesses by forcing them to install surveillance cameras. All commercial businesses located here will now be required to install and maintain security cameras or face a fine or jail following passage of a new citywide ordinance by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

Dec 23 11:23

Star Wars: Lucas wrote a ‘false flag’ historical allegory about US devolution to rogue state empire. It’s true: US ‘leads’ ‘developed’ nations to war-poverty murder ~500 million in last 25 years as most evil government in world history

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Star Wars’ Rogue One is a story of rebel leaders’ strategy development to stop a total-evil empire fooling many with “fake news” of bringing “safety and security” to the public after a history of false-flag terrorism (and here). In the story, insiders leak literally explosive data that unfolds to escalating military engagement.

Our real world is a story is exactly the same of a rogue state empire, but with an option for public awakening to Emperor’s New Clothes facts that could end the empire through lawful arrests of .01% criminal leaders.

Edited from what I wrote about Star Wars in 2015:

“How do democracies get turned into dictatorships? The democracies aren’t overthrown; they’re given away... Star Wars was really about the Vietnam War.” - George Lucas, creator of Star Wars

“The (Star Wars) Empire is like America ten years from now.” - George Lucas, 1973

Dec 23 10:51

Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies

Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.

Dec 23 10:28

Nigerian Authorities Seize 2.5 Tons Of Fake Plastic Rice

Nigerian authorities have intercepted a shipment of around 2.5 tons of fake rice, allegedly from China.

Dec 23 09:50

600 Delayed and Cancelled Flights Strand LAX Holiday Travelers

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled out of Los Angeles International Airport Thursday, leaving thousands of passengers trapped in holiday hell on the busiest travel day of the year.

The first of two storms to buffet the region forced the delays or cancellations of 229 flights in and out of LAX between midnight and noon Thursday, said airport spokeswoman Mary Grady. Airport officials said another 400 flights are likely to be delayed or canceled Friday morning.

Dec 23 09:43

Made-in-America Weapons, War Crimes, and the Outcry Over Yemen

As the US limits some arms sales to Saudi Arabia, human rights groups present 'overwhelming evidence' pointing back at Washington.

Yemen’s 21-month war has devastated the country and sparked a humanitarian catastrophe. The UN recorded 4,014 killed and thousands more injured by Saudi-led coalition air strikes between March 2015 and September 2016, carried out with the backing of the US and UK.

The war has displaced 2.2 million Yemenis, while an additional 180,000 have fled the country (refugees are so desperate, some are fleeing to Somalia). Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, was pulled into this crisis after Houthi rebels ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in early 2015. Alarmed by the Houthi rebel advances in Yemen, neighboring Saudi Arabia and its allies in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council called for the United Nations to bring an end to the “coup” (pdf).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, Saudi Arabia, The United States Government, the UK Government and (as reported at this blog yesterday) the Canadian government are neck deep in war crimes.

The House of Saud, apparently, believes that committing utterly genocidal war crimes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, killing scores of innocents n the process, is no big deal.

The Saudi military hits schools, hospitals, and open-air markets, all civilian targets, with impunity.

Their scorched earth approach to this campaign, against their brother and sister Muslims in Yemen, reminds me of what the Papal Legate, Pierre de Castelnau, said to his military in the church's persecution of French Cathars at the siege of Languedoc, upon hearing that women and children were also with the men who had taken refuge there.

And what was that infamous statement?

It was: "kill them all: God will find his own."

I don't quite know how this translates into Arabic, but you catch my drift.

However, the images I am about to share don't lie. And I will warn you: they are intensely graphic, so if you have a problem with real images of the war in Yemen, please go no further in reading this article.

And did I mention that the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports, which means food cannot get into this country, has translated into starvation for thousands of Yemen's kids?!?

At this moment in history, my brother and sister Brits, Canadians, and Americans share more in common than our English heritage; we are all governed by administrations who are complicit in war crimes courtesy of these weapons sales, used for genocide in Yemen, to Saudi Arabia.

I don't know how it makes the rest of you feel; but right now, come January, I think that the citizens all these countries need to have a peaceful, focused dialogue with those who allegedly represent us, and let them know that these weapons sales cannot continue, because their use, in the Saudi war in Yemen, is obscenely immoral, and if they want another term in office, they will, collectively, stop this.

Dec 23 09:42

Unmarried Maid arrested for giving birth to illegitimate baby in Dubai. The police said the hospital should have informed them immediately. “They should not accept such cases of unmarried pregnant women,” police said.

A 30-year-old Ethiopian woman was arrested in Al Qasimi Hospital on Thursday after she confessed that her newborn baby is illegitimate and she is an illegal maid, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News on Saturday

Dec 23 09:42

The United States is returning over 9,000 acres of land on Okinawa to the Japanese government, acreage it has held since the conclusion of World War II

The United States is returning over 9,000 acres of land on Okinawa to the Japanese government, acreage it has held since the conclusion of World War II.
The move is the largest return of land since 1972 and comes amid long-standing controversy over the U.S. military presence on the southern Japanese island, heightened by a string of crimes that includes the murder of a 20-year-old Japanese woman earlier this year. A former U.S. Marine was arrested and charged in the case.

Dec 23 08:58

Brzezinski: Trump told me 'let it be an arms race' on nukes

President-elect Donald Trump told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski that he's fine with a nuclear arms race developing, Brzezinski said Friday morning.
The "Morning Joe" co-host said Trump privately told her he is confident that the U.S. can “outlast” any other country.
“Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass ... and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recounted Trump saying.

Dec 23 08:38

"Deplorables Unite" - (Do you hear the people sing) Trump Anthem with Lyrics

Dec 23 08:31

New Missouri Law makes Grade School fights a Felony, resulting in up to a 4 year Sentence

If you have a child heading back to grade school after the holiday break, the rules on fighting are getting stricter.
There's a new statute going into effect starting January 1, 2017 that ups the punishment when students get into a fight.
The change means that if your student is caught fighting once they return back to school, they will get jail time.

Dec 23 08:31

McDonald's sued because 'Extra Value Meal' is 41 cents more

McDonald's is being sued over the price of its value meals.
According to plaintiff James Gertie, the fast-food chain's "Extra Value Meal" of two cheeseburgers, medium fries, and a soft drink costs 41 cents more than it would if you just ordered each item individually off the regular menu, the Cook County Record reported.

Dec 23 08:02

Edward Snowden: Solution to ‘fake news’ not censorship but critical thinking

Recently, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a Periscope livestream to tackle the notion that “fake news” helped sway the U.S. election in Donald Trump’s favor. The solution to “fake news” was not censorship but rather critical thinking, Snowden said.

Dec 23 07:35

Meet the Chinese Billionaire Who's Moving Manufacturing to the U.S. to Cut Costs

While it has been said for a long time that the U.S. is bleeding manufacturing jobs overseas, particularly to China, some businesses have been moving operations the other way round.
And now, the head of a leading Chinese glass maker making the same move has openly questioned if his country really is such a lucrative destination for offshore factories, reports Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post.

Dec 23 07:35

4 bodies found at property of retired N.Y. cop

Four bodies believed to be the missing men allegedly killed by retired Briarcliff Manor cop Nicholas Tartaglione during a busted drug deal in April were recovered Tuesday on property he rented in Orange County.

Dec 23 07:08

9/11 Truther James Brolin Meets George H.W. Bush

Who knew that George H. W. Bush had a twitter account, anyway!? Brolin and his wife Barbara Streisand met with the Bushes last week. Brolin famously plugged a 9/11 truth website on 'The View' in 2006.

Dec 23 04:30

Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping. Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.

Dec 23 03:28

HOLIDAY HIGH ALERT! Multiple Warnings Issued All Over The World!!

RED ALERT!!

Not one, not two, but THREE major events have recently taken place over the world!!

Dec 22 19:38

Michigan Deputy Arrests Lieutenant For Drunk Driving

Finally a good cop! "NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW," the deputy tells an obviously drunk and obnoxious Lt. Brian Filipak, of Washtenaw County, Michigan. The deputy then arrests Filipak, after threatening to taze him.

Dec 22 18:19

GOOGLE EMPLOYEE SUES THE COMPANY FOR ‘INTERNAL SPYING PROGRAM’

The employee is suing Google, stating that the “spying” policies violate the California labor laws.

According to the suit, Google has several policies in place that make it impossible for employees to give information that may harm the company’s reputation, including illegal conduct and contract breaches that takes place within Google itself.

In fact, employees are urged to report fellow co-workers who they think might be “leaking” information to a third party, including misconduct on the company’s part.

The report also states that employees may not complain about activities they deem suspicious or possibly even illegal to Google’s attorneys for fear of repercussions.

The suit, which was filed by an anonymous Google employee, also claims that Google has a program named Stop Leaks which aims to curb confidential information about the company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My, how completely Stasi of Google!

But then again, what can one expect from a company which routinely forwards private communications to agencies of the US government, at its command?!?

GOOGLE: US GOVERNMENT SPYING HAS TRIPLED SINCE 2010

Dec 22 18:09

GOOGLE EMPLOYEE SUES THE COMPANY FOR ‘INTERNAL SPYING PROGRAM’

This is insane to the point where I would advise all Missouri state residents with kids to get the hell out of the state, or get your child into a private school now.

It has been demonstrated, over and over again, that when kids are given counseling and emotional rehabilitation, the outcomes are far better than those of kids who get jailed.

The Missouri State Legislature has collectively lost its mind on this issue, and wherever possible, parents need to vote with their feet.

Dec 22 18:04

SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE COMPLETE — NEW LAW MAKES SCHOOLYARD FIGHTS A FELONY

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We want to make you aware of a few new State Statutes that will go into effect on January 1, 2017, which may have a drastic impact on how incidents are handled in area school districts.

The way the new statue reads, if a person commits the offense of an assault in the third degree this will now be classified as a Class E Felony, rather than a misdemeanor. If he or she knowingly causes physical injury to another person (hits someone or has a fight with another individual and an injury occurs) – one or both participants may be charged with a Felony.
Gone are the days when teachers broke up fights and sent the kids home, calling the parents and perhaps suspending the kid if it was a serious incident. “School Resource Officers” or local cops now arrest the kids and, if there is any perceived injury (an arbitrary judgment), will charge them with third-degree assault – treating children cooped up in school as if they are violent adults on the streets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane to the point where I would advise all Missouri state residents with kids to get the hell out of the state, or get your child into a private school now.

It has been demonstrated, over and over again, that when kids are given counseling and emotional rehabilitation, the outcomes are far better than those of kids who get jailed.

The Missouri State Legislature has collectively lost its mind on this issue, and wherever possible, parents need to vote with their feet.

Dec 22 17:59

'Please pray for us': Blaze in Manhattan high-rise left a seven-year-old girl in cardiac arrest, trapped nine people on the roof, and injured 18 others

A high-rise fire on the Upper West Side of Manhattan caused a little girl to go into cardiac arrest, left nine people trapped on the roof and injured other 18 people, including four firefighters, before it could be put out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Any second that building will collapse into its own footprint, just like World Trade Center building 7. Any second now ........... Screw it, let's go get drunk."

Dec 22 16:52

Obama's "Midnight Regulations" Will Cost Americans $6 Billion?

President Barack Obama and his administration are about to issue multiple regulations totaling about $6 billion during the “midnight period” between the Election Day and the Inauguration Day.

Dec 22 16:51

These Democrats Want to Abolish Electoral College

Back in November, the Huffington Post reported that two-thirds of Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College while 4 out of 10 responded they would refuse to accept Donald Trump as the legitimate President of the United States.

Dec 22 16:45

Austrian Police Issue “Rape Whistles”

Police in Vienna will distribute 6,000 pocket alarm “rape whistles” to Austrian women on New Year’s Eve to try and prevent another mass nonwhite invader sex attack like that which occurred last year, the Interior Ministry has announced.

Dec 22 16:44

US Cities Step Up Security After Berlin Attack

Authorities in major American cities have increased security measures for the New Year holiday in the wake of Monday’s attack in the German capital of Berlin, where a truck driver rammed his vehicle into a Christmas market, killing 12 people.

Dec 22 15:28

Jet Blue Passenger Kicked Off Plane For Accosting Ivanka Trump and Her Kids

A Jet Blue passenger was kicked off a plane this morning after "accosting" Ivanka Trump and "verbally berating her and 'jeering' at her 3 kids."

Dec 22 15:27

Screaming lawyer chases down Ivanka Trump and yells at her as she sits with her kids on flight to Florida - and his Hillary supporter husband BOASTS about the verbal attack before they're kicked off

Ivanka Trump made it very clear on Thursday that she has no problem staying cool and calm under pressure.

The 35-year-old mother-of-three was travelling with her children to Palm Beach, Florida from New York City on a JetBlue flight when a man began to accost her.

'Your father is ruining the country,' said Dan Goldstein, a lawyer from Brooklyn, who had a child in his arms according to TMZ.

Goldstein then began screaming out: 'Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.'

Dec 22 15:21

Two Muslim Americans Kicked Off Delta Flight For Speaking Arabic

Two Muslim American YouTube stars were escorted off a US airline in London after several British passengers complained when one of them spoke Arabic to his mother on the phone.

Dec 22 15:03

Germans Rage At Merkel As Details Emerge About Berlin Truck Terrorist

Germans rage after learning the Berlin terrorist is asylum seeker on U.S. no-fly list, previously under surveillance and had been jailed numerous times.

Dec 22 14:38

Rapacious consumerism and climate change

Graham Peebles highlights the destructiveness of neo-liberalism – the infinite desire for consumer goods and environmental degradation – and argues for a paradigm shift away from individualism and towards the community.

Dec 22 14:16

“Lines Out The Door”: How Americans Respond When Liberal States Restrict Their Gun Rights

The window is closing on freedom in the Golden State, as liberal government leaders and increasingly bureaucratic laws are being used to strip away the rights of the people.

“When Gov. Brown signed that bill, the first 30 days in July were just insane. It died down for a while but now we are back with everyone trying to get what they can before the end of the year.”

“We have people lined up out the door and around the block,” Terry McGuire, owner of the Get Loaded gun store in San Bernardino, added.

Read more at SHTF

Dec 22 14:14

Bipartisan War – A new study urges more U.S. interventions

Written before the presidential election, the co-authors could not have anticipated a Donald Trump victory, but they might be hoping that the report would serve as a guideline for the new administration.

Hopefully they will be wrong in that expectation, but it is difficult at this point to see where the next White House will be going with its Middle Eastern policy.

There are a number of things wrong with the report from my perspective. Most significant, it assigns to the United States the responsibility to set and enforce standards of governance in parts of the world where the American people have little in the way of actual interests.

Dec 22 14:08

Chilling Speech by Syrian Ambassador to UN

“I’m an eye witness, I work at the UN and I know what I am talking about…”

“The British Intelligence facilitated the creation of this Radical Islamic Movement”

“I am Muslim myself and I am proud to be Muslim, but I have nothing to do with this garbage.” Nothing to do.”

“You will never hear any of this in the Main Stream Media…Reporters from all over the world accredited to the UN, boycott my speeches… when I take the floor, next to the Security Council…, 50 of them disappear, they leave because they don’t want to hear, if they hear, they will have to report.”

Dec 22 13:36

The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy

The real danger may be that a new Trump foreign policy could be hijacked or scuttled by anti-Trump Republicans, not only on Capitol Hill but inside the executive branch itself.

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sees Russian hacking as a way to put a cloud over the administration before it begins. But it is the uber-hawks hereabouts who are after the really big game.

If the War Party can convert this “fake story” into the real story of 2016, then they can scuttle any Trump effort to attain the rapprochement with Russia that Trump promised to try to achieve.

Dec 22 13:35

President-elect Donald Trump NEWS

Trump calls for expanded U.S. nuclear weapons capability

Trump taps RNC's Spicer for White House spokesman

Trump campaign star Conway named as his presidential counselor

Dec 22 13:26

Germany says Tunisian's fingerprints found in Christmas market crash truck

GUESS PEOPLE WERE NOT BELIEVING THE "FOUND ID" CLAIM

Dec 22 12:42

Can the Government Deduce Your Religion Without Asking?

I’m hearing a lot of chatter about President Trump potentially creating a “Muslim registry,” which, as it turns out, already exists. The current system only registers non-residents from certain countries. But how hard would it be for the government to figure out all of our religious beliefs – citizens and non-citizens alike — without asking?

My guess is that the government already uses Big Data to determine our religious beliefs and more. Consider all the information they have.

Dec 22 12:37

Does The U.S. EPA Have ALL Of Monsanto’s Hidden Science Regarding Glyphosate And GMOs?

As you sit down to your various holiday feasts during the next week or so, maybe you ought to think about what’s in your food. Do you really know the chemicals and GMO ingredients, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) probably EVEN doesn’t know many of them due to Monsanto’s…

Dec 22 12:30

Burien, Washington declared sanctuary city by narrow council vote

From Seattle Times: Burien is about to become a so-called sanctuary city — joining Seattle and King County — after the City Council voted narrowly late Monday to bar city employees from asking for documentation of a person’s immigration status.

Dec 22 12:21

Watch Elon Musk Freak as SpaceX Makes History

Last year around this time, SpaceX pulled off the feat of launching a rocket and then having it return safely to Earth after sending its cargo into space. The milestone got plenty of news coverage at the time, but National Geographic TV has now released a video with a compelling inside angle: It shows SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his employees watching the launch unfold—"this is bad," says Musk at one point, worried about impending failure—complete with jubilant celebration.

Dec 22 12:18

A Reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

This year, next week, just after Christmas, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese leader to travel to Pearl Harbor. He and President Obama will visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

“This visit is to comfort the souls of the victims,” Abe said. “We’d like to send messages about the importance of reconciliation.”

The mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945.
The two leaders’ visit comes at an important time. Back in May, both men visited Hiroshima — the first time a sitting American president had come to the place where we dropped the first atomic bomb in August 1945, killing more than 125,000. With these visits we seek to heal old profound grievances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Michael Winship; sir, I live on Oahu, just moments from Pearl Harbor.
Mike and I have been to the Arizona Memorial many times.

One of the most powerful moments there, was watching both Japanese and American Veterans of World War II, who have come to know each other, throw flowers into the water together, and cry at the insanity which is war,and I completely concur with that sentiment.

But that being said, I must thoroughly disagree with you that Trump represents what you characterise as a part of some "...far-right populist movements", or that "nationalism" is a dirty word.

Yes, the US is part of a (terribly dysfunctional) family of nations right now, and we need to get that sorted, in a peaceful, rational way, through intelligent, moral, hard-won negotiations.

But the cold, hard reality is that the transnationalism which has caused Americans to lose their jobs to offshoring and outsourcing, has been very economically great for the corporations shopping work to the lowest bidder, but one oozing gash in the gut for what's left of the American middle class.

It is no wonder that people in terribly economically disadvantaged states voted overwhelmingly for Trump over Clinton. These areas may be euphemistically characterised as "flyover country" by dismissive politicians and their advisors; I can assure you, however, that the people living in these areas are NOT "flyover people"; they wanted their real needs and concerns addressed, and did not see or hear anything from Clinton which made them feel that was going to happen on her watch.

And I do take umbrage at your not terribly thinly veiled dig at Trump as someone who will be the kind of President who will "... force march us into darkness."

I think quite the contrary; in listening to everything the man has said, I hear someone who, at the end of the day, will be judged by history as a no-nonsense centrist, who will work to accomplish peace through trade, and an intelligently strong military, which is used with restraint.

And finally, Mr. Winslip, I would like to politely point out the following; the Obama administration is conducting wars, overt and covert, in Somalia; Yemen (via a Saudi proxy); Afghanistan; Yemen; Syria; Libya and Iraq, that we know of.

I would hardly call these wars a "positive legacy" from his two terms in office, and I seriously doubt that any rational person could either.

Dec 22 11:09

Md. attorney general says nursing homes kicked out patients to boost Medicare payments

A nursing home operator in Maryland aggressively and illegally booted residents from its facilities to maximize payments it collected from public health plans and in many cases dropped the residents off at homeless shelters or inadequate living facilities, the state’s attorney general alleged in a sweeping lawsuit filed Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit asserts that the firm, Neiswanger Management Services (NMS), was acutely aware of the reimbursement differences between federal Medicare and the lesser rates paid by Medicaid, which uses state and federal money to provide health coverage for low-income patients.

NMS’s motive, according to the attorney general: Leave bed space for new Medicare patients, who yield more than $500 a day in reimbursements, compared with roughly half that for Medicaid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am certain that these kinds of practices, to earn more money for nursing home owners, go far beyond the state of Maryland.

I am also reasonably sure that Neiswanger Management Services had their legal folks go over the terms and conditions, regarding discharge of their clients, to the point where these practices just barely skated on the outskirts of "legal".

However, that being said, these practices are both immoral and inhumane.

Many of these patients may have been both physically and mentally disabled, and if they do not have at least one family member to strenuously advocate for them, can get dumped and shuttled into whatever hellholes at which they have been left, without ever being able to make a complaint to the outside world.

These older people who had this done to them were hidden; dumped; maltreated; and simply left to die.

At the end of the day, a society is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable; and among those most vulnerable are those who are no longer able to care for themselves, for whatever reason.

Our fragile elderly need to be treated with respect, kindness, and consistency of care, period, end of discussion; otherwise, we cannot, here in the US characterise ourselves as having a "civilised society".

Dec 22 10:51

HOW THE MILITARY EXCLUDED THE WHITE HOUSE FROM INTERNATIONAL SYRIA NEGOTIATIONS

Russia kicked the U.S. out of any further talks about Syria after the U.S. blew a deal which, after long delaying negotiations, Kerry had made with the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

In a recent interview Kerry admits that it was opposition from the Pentagon, not Moscow or Damascus, that had blown up his agreement with Russia over Syria:

More recently, he has clashed inside the administration with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Kerry negotiated an agreement with Russia to share joint military operations, but it fell apart.

“Unfortunately we had divisions within our own ranks that made the implementation of that extremely hard to accomplish,” Kerry said. “But I believe in it, I think it can work, could have worked."

Kerry's agreement with Russia did not just "fell apart". The Pentagon actively sabotaged it by intentionally and perfidiously attacking the Syrian army.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seem to recall noting last June, that there seemed to be a war going on in Obama's administration between the Pentagon and the White House: this article certainly appears to confirm it.

A rogue US military is a very dangerous thing; and in this period of transition, I cannot foretell what the Pentagon, coupled with the US "deep state" has in mind, to insure that President-elect Trump has a hot war on his hands even before he takes the oath of office, as their "gift" to him.

However, in that leaked memo about Trump's defense priorities, it is very reassuring to know that Russia was not mentioned.

So a short memo to Russia's President Vladimir Putin: please hang in there until Trump assumes the Presidency of the United States.

I have a strong sense that the relationship between our two countries is about to become a lot less stressed after this happens.

Dec 22 10:45

Military Helicopters Over Midtown Were Training to Lift President-Elect Donald Trump Out of New York City: Sources

Low-flying military planes and helicopters spotted over midtown Manhattan last week turned out to be part of a training exercise on safely airlifting the next president out of New York City, law enforcement sources say.

Dec 22 10:40

MAINSTREAM MEDIA ADMITS SYRIAN “REBELS” HAVE BEEN STARVING CIVILIANS IN ALEPPO

The mainstream media has surprisingly admitted that it is, in fact, the rebels in Aleppo who have been starving the city’s civilian population.

The rebel group in question is called Jaish al-Islam (or the Army of Islam in English). This is the same rebel group that has been documented carrying out ISIS-inspired executions, is intent on establishing sharia law in Syria, and cooperates and conducts attacks regularly with al-Qaeda. The group’s former leader has gone on record to say he will cleanse the region of Shi’ites, Alawites, and Zoroastrians. The organization has also been heavily suspected of using chemical weapons and shelling civilians.

It is for these reasons that Secretary of State John Kerry classified them as a subgroup of al-Qaeda, going off-script in the process.

But we’re still at war with al-Qaeda, aren’t we?

Dec 22 10:36

YAHOO EMAIL SCAN SHOWS U.S. SPY PUSH TO RECAST CONSTITUTIONAL PRIVACY

Yahoo Inc's secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings.

The order on Yahoo from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last year resulted from the government's drive to change decades of interpretation of the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment right of people to be secure against "unreasonable searches and seizures," intelligence officials and others familiar with the strategy told Reuters.

The unifying idea, they said, is to move the focus of U.S. courts away from what makes something a distinct search and toward what is "reasonable" overall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the moment, when I email, even though I am a Christian pacifist activist who never advocates violence, I am figuring that various US "Alphabet Soup" intelligence agencies are reading my posts, both on this website and Facebook; my emails; my texts; and occasionally listening in to my cell calls.

I am not being paranoid here; just pragmatic.

But what annoys me, personally, about this violent, and unscrupulous, blanket assault on my 4th Amendment guarantee against "unreasonable searches and seizures," is, I'm really not one of the "bad guys" they looking for!

I'm the director of my English-speaking church choir (we also have a Samoan speaking choir), and Mike and I are very active contributors to two food programs for the food insecure on Oahu through both my church and our sister Catholic church.

I would strongly suggest that the really "bad guys" who are actually intent on doing harm to this country are either so low tech that our security agencies cannot find them; or so brilliantly encrypted in their communications, that our security agencies also cannot find them.

And BTW, if any of those agents surveilling us who live on Oahu happen to sing and sight-read, I have a great church choir for you to join!! :-)

Dec 22 10:19

IRAN IS NOT THE BIGGEST NUCLEAR CHEATER — GUESS WHO IS

If you think Iran presents the greatest danger of nuclear war today, think again.

It is none other than the United States that has consistently violated the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty—and it’s these violations that are one of the main drivers of the spread of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war across the world.

While some worry about inspecting Iran’s nuclear facilities, Americans should be pushing first for inspecting something nearer to home: the embarrassing and dangerous record of nuclear treaty violations committed by the US and its fellow nuclear states.

And there’s something else that bears closer inspection: how the mainstream media’s misreporting about nuclear armaments played a key role in justifying the Iraq war and other recent conflicts.

Dec 22 10:10

Why Social Security Is Doomed: “Birthrate At Lowest Level on Record”… And the Future Is Unfunded

Here’s more evidence that the “recovery” never really happened, and the entire social net structure is doomed to fall apart.

The birthrate, long tied to economic growth, has been dropping to its lowest point in recorded history.

This demographic shift is bad news for the economy – in terms of housing, consumer markets, and especially for the long-term funding of social security, medicaid, medicare and other obligations...

Read more at SHTF

Dec 22 10:05

SYRIA AMBASSADOR REVEALS NAMES OF ALLEGED WESTERN/SAUDI/GCC INTELLIGENCE AGENTS TRAPPED IN EAST ALEPPO

After hearing about how Assad has “barrel bombed,” “tortured,” “burned alive,” and otherwise maimed civilians in East Aleppo (who are themselves committing mass suicide to evade Syrian government forces according to mainstream outlets), the real reason for the increase in hysteria has finally come to light.

The real reason for America’s concern is not because of civilians at all or even because of their terrorist proxies who will soon be totally annihilated in East Aleppo. It is because their own intelligence officers are stuck in East Aleppo, completely surrounded by Syrian military forces, and their capture will not only weaken the Western operation in the country, it will reveal to the world what most already know – that the U.S. and its allies are working hand-in-glove with the terrorists it claims are moderates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised by this development?!?

The leadership of those countries attempting to cause regime change in Damascus, is about to be named and shamed by the Syrian government, as well they should be.

And the agents who got stuck in Eastern Aleppo included nationals from the following countries: Turkey; the USA; Israel; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; and Morocco.

And bravo to Dr. al-Ja’afari, for maintaining such grace under pressure, in his explanation of what was really going on here.

The US government has lost its stated objective of regime change in Syria through its proxy jihadists; the only thing President Obama could do now, but only for the amount of time he has left in office, is to order boots on the ground in Syria, risking war with Russia over such an action.

Dec 22 10:03

Children in 3,000 US Communities Have Lead Poisoning Levels Higher Than Flint

Reuters reveals children in nearly 3,000 U.S. communities have lead poisoning levels higher than Flint Michigan

Dec 22 10:01

U.S. cities with Nativity scenes ignore takedown demands

A historic Hispanic city in New Mexico has one in the center of town on public property. A small farming community in Colorado has another outside of a public park. A West Pennsylvania city refused to take its display down despite a legal threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Dec 22 09:46

Nearly 95% of all new jobs during Obama era were part-time, or contract

A new study by economists from Harvard and Princeton indicates that 94% of the 10 million new jobs created during the Obama era were temporary positions.
The study shows that the jobs were temporary, contract positions, or part-time "gig" jobs in a variety of fields.
Female workers suffered most heavily in this economy, as work in traditionally feminine fields, like education and medicine, declined during the era.
The research by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that the proportion of workers throughout the U.S., during the Obama era, who were working in these kinds of temporary jobs, increased from 10.7% of the population to 15.8%.
Krueger, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, was surprised by the finding.
The disappearance of conventional full-time work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. work, has hit every demographic. “Workers seeking full-time, steady work have lost,” said Krueger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Obama having left Trump his "legacy" of a "great economy"!!

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