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Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 06 00:53

The $10,000 quadrillion asteroid: Experts reveal how iron, nickel and gold makes 16-Psyche so valuable as NASA prepares to visit it in 2026

16 Psyche is a huge chunk of metal, made up of iron, nickel and precious metals
On Earth, the iron would be worth £8,072 quadrillion ($10,000 quadrillion)
Nasa has brought the mission launch forward to 2022 and it will arrive in 2026
If brought back to Earth, its value would play havoc with commodity prices

Dec 06 00:02

Shocking aerial images reveal extent of SoCal wildfire damage as 45,000 acres burn and more than 27,000 people are displaced

More than 27,000 people have been forced to evacuate in southern California due to the fast-moving Thomas Fire that's killed one person, destroyed more than 150 homes and businesses and now forced the governor to declare a state of emergency in Ventura County.
The Ventura County Fire Department said that at least three firefighters have been injured as more than a thousand battle the blaze that's grown to 45,000 acres in the coastal county which is just north of Los Angeles.
The fire has been captured in apocalyptic and frightening images with flames sometimes taking on the appearance of volcanic eruption. As of 2pm (PT), the Thomas Fire has not been contained.
Gov. Jerry Brown urged residents who are near the blaze to evacuate due to how fast the fire has spread.

Dec 05 23:13

'There's a baby in Mommy's tummy!': Coco Rocha announces pregnancy with help from her two-year-old daughter Ioni

The 29-year-old revealed Monday that she's expecting, posting a sweet Instagram video in which her two-year-old daughter Ioni broke the news.
At the beginning of the clip, Ioni hid behind her mother as the pair of them stood in the toddler's nursery at the family home in Westchester County, New York.

Dec 05 23:10

Revealed: The sunken Roman city that was once the resort of the super rich but now lies beneath the waves with its treasures intact

Baiae was the Las Vegas for the super-rich of ancient Rome and was synonymous with luxury and wickedness
But as the centuries passed, much of it was lost to the sea as volcanic activity caused the coastline to retreat
The quickly retreating coastline forced all of Baiae under water and into the Gulf of Naples in modern-day Italy
The site has since been re-discovered, 1,700 years after disappearing beneath the waves on Italy's west coast

Dec 05 19:46

Eat This Diet If You Want A Massive Increase In Depression Risk

No one wants to be depressed – and no one would pay someone to increase their depression for them. Yet what if something as simple as your next bite of food could place you in a depression risk category? If you eat this diet you have a 51% increased risk of getting...

Dec 05 16:52

Sara Carter | Special Counsel Should Investigate FBI’s Collusion With Hillary And Dirty Agent Peter Strzok...

Sara Carter reports (SURPRISE SURPRISE) that Peter Strzok is the agent who interviewed Michael Flynn. This guy's fingerprints are on absolutely everything involved with Hillary and President Trump. And it's all dirty.

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Dec 05 16:35

Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the alt-right

Jonathan Cook argues that the government of Israeli Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu seems to prefer as allies Christian evangelicals and white US supremacists, who love Israel as much as they appear to despise Jews, than US Jews. >>

Dec 05 16:29

FLASHBACK 1991 - Iraqi Missile Slams Into GIs' Barracks; 27 Killed : Scud attack: 98 are hurt in the deadliest such strike of the war. Quarters were for Pennsylvania reserve unit.

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Flaming debris from an Iraqi Scud missile slammed into a makeshift barracks full of U.S. troops near here Monday night, killing at least 27 soldiers and injuring 98 in a fierce explosion and fire, according to the U.S. military Central Command in Riyadh.

Eyewitnesses said a Patriot missile had intercepted the Scud overhead, but U.S. military officials in Riyadh said they could not confirm that a Patriot had been launched.

"Why did the Patriot have to hit it?" asked a dazed and weeping Specialist Robert Jacobs of Iowa, standing outside the twisted, flaming wreckage. "If it hadn't hit it, it would have passed on by."

This was the deadliest Scud attack of the war. The soldiers were the first Americans to be killed from the Scuds that Iraq has launched against Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Dec 05 16:23

President Of Berkeley College Republicans SUES ANTIFA TERRORIST Yvette Felarca For Almost $200K…

Karma is not being kind to the world's most hated Antifa organizer.

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Dec 05 16:04

Byron York On James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Nunes Fury At Rosenstein, And ‘Dirty’ FBI Agent Peter Strzok...

Good insight from Byron York including details on Nunes' ultimatum to Rosenstein.

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Dec 05 15:40

US Trade Deficit Surges Near Five Year High Despite Sliding Dollar

The US trade balance surprisingly blew out in October, increasing from $44.9 billion to $48.7 billion, as unexpectedly exports decreased and imports increased despite the ongoing dollar weakness, missing estimates of $47.5 billion. October's number was tied for the widest deficit going back to early 2012...

... and marks a stark divergence with the recent dollar weakness which would suggest an improvement in US trade data.

Broken down by components, the goods deficit increased $3.8 billion in October to $69.1 billion. The services surplus decreased less than $0.1 billion in October to $20.3 billion.

Exports of goods and services decreased less than $0.1 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, in October to $195.9 billion. Exports of goods decreased $0.3 billion and exports of services increased $0.3 billion.

Dec 05 15:36

Russia Warns Korean Peninsula "On Brink Of War"

Following the launch of the "largest ever" US-South Korean aerial military drills, and Pyongyang's latest, most impressive, missile test, the Russian foreign ministry issued a warning that "the situation on the Korean Peninsula is on the brink of war," adding that "Kim seeks to raise the stakes before any talks."

The US and South Korea launched their largest aerial drills yet on Monday, less than a week after North Korea tested its new Hwasong-15 missile which military observers said has the capacity to strike Washington DC, or nearly any other location in the continental US. The launched shattered nearly two months of calm as many suspected the North’s benefactors in China were making good on their promises to rein in the restive state’s belligerent behavior.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping (and, as a Christian, praying) that nothing goes haywire before the end of these exercises, and that Kim Jung Un doesn't throw another ICBM into the air right after them.

IF Russia is going to offer itself as an intermediary to ratchet down the tensions here, the US government should graciously accept any assistance in doing so.

But of course, that... would be logical, so it will be immediately rejected out of hand.

Dec 05 15:22

Trump and Netanyahu Conspire to Make Jerusalem Israel’s Capital as They Make Preparations to Attack Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is apparently now close to being indicted for corruption, is becoming increasingly desperate to cover up his alleged financial criminality. His strategy to deflect attention is to conspire with the Trump family for the US to collaborate in changing the status of Jerusalem from an ‘international city affording access to all faiths’, to being the political capital of Israel.

It is also alleged that he is colluding with the White House in making preparations for Israeli forces to attack Iran, presumably together with US troops and American F-35 strike aircraft. That would be a catastrophic political and military error that would have dire consequences for both the Middle East and Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the Knesset has just approved a bill protecting Netanyahu from police being able to recommend charges against senior Israeli leadership

Israel Advances Law barring Police from Making Recommendations on Indictments

Netanyahu faces a country politically turning against him.

Thousands protest against Netanyahu's corruption

As reported in mondoweiss.net, the following article appeared:

The veteran journalist Larry Derfner reports from Israel that “everybody here feels war is coming.” He adds, “There’s so much tough talk from Israel, and the Saudis would love Israel to fight a war for their interests, and the tension is very high — all this is in the news all the time.” Derfner does not believe Hezbollah or Iran would start the conflict, “because they know they’d get crushed.” He explains, “The only one I see starting it is Israel, because Israel is both strong and paranoid.” Bradley Burston, a respected columnist in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, also could not have been more clear the other day. His opinion piece was entitled, “Netanyahu Needs a War. He Needs It to Be With Iran. And He Needs It Soon.” Burston argues that Netanyahu has several selfish reasons for wanting a conflict: 1) The Israeli political reality is turning against him. “He’s desperate now because he’s losing ground fast in the latest opinion polls.” 2) He sees he may be out of power soon, and he’s “obsessed by his place in history.” Burston writes, “Netanyahu still has no legacy beyond the number of all those many years in power.” 3) Netanyahu may also provoke war to distract from the ongoing probes into his corruption: “He’s desperate because police detectives and investigative journalists are closing in on him.”

Dec 05 15:09

CIA Chief: Saudi, Israel May Set Up ‘Joint Military Headquarters’

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia is working directly with Israel on confronting “challenges” in the Middle East, suggesting that the two sides could go as far as setting up “a joint military headquarters.”

Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Pompeo cited Daesh, Iran and “failed states” as posing a challenge to both Saudi Arabia and Israel, advising the two sides to develop their relationship.

“We’ve seen them [Saudis] work with the Israelis to push back against terrorism throughout the Middle East, to the extent we can continue to develop those relationships and work alongside them – the [Persian] Gulf states and broader Middle East will likely be more secure,” he said.

“It is incredibly important that in the Middle East, where we have failed states, where you have ISIS, where you have Iran, that we have got to develop a stronger coalition of countries that are willing to work together to confront these challenges,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CIA Director Pompeo, forgive me please sir, but this is an officially horrible idea, and concretely telegraphs that the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, are all gung ho on attacking Iran, creating "regime change" in Tehran.

So Director Pompeo,I, need to ask a question of you here; should the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia do this, how will Russia respond, in light of the fact that Russian military and political leaders have vowed to protect Iran militarily, should it be attacked?!?

Director Pompeo, I truly believe that you owe all Americans, particularly those whose kids will be killed or mamed for life in such a war, a brutally honest assessment here of what the potential involvement of Russia's military would mean in a war against Iran.

Dec 05 14:53

Kiev Plans to Throw Deniers of “Russian Aggression” in Jail for 5 Years

The People’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko is ready to register a bill to supplement the Criminal Code that suggests to impose criminal liability up to 5 years for the denial of “Russian aggression”.

“In order to protect the information space of Ukraine from Murayev’s activity and to use the force of law, today I signed a bill to supplement the Criminal Code of Ukraine with Article 442-1, which I suggest to impose criminal liability (up to 5 years of imprisonment) for public denial of the fact of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Ukraine. Tomorrow I will register this bill in the Verkhovna Rada and I suggest to put it on the agenda,” wrote Gerashchenko on his page on Facebook.

Gerashchenko noted that currently statements denying the fact of “Russian aggression” aren’t punishable under law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko, a word, please: how, precisely, are you going to define this "alleged Russian aggression", and do you have any comprehension how lousy the optics will be, around the world, should this legislation move forward?!?

Sir, this is "thought crime" writ large, and I would, very politely, suggest that you walk away from this, and right the heck now.

The only possible reasonable resolution to the tensions between Moscow and Kiev, will be have to be negotiated, in good faith, between both countries.

You certainly understand the concept of the "olive branch"; a way of intelligently reaching out to a geopolitical antagonist and recreating a sense of trustworthiness by your gesture.

Surely Kiev and Moscow, after their long histories, must have a way of accomplishing this; because if it is not achieved, the only solution left will be war. I am certain that you have seen, as the rest of the world has seen, Russia's rousing success in Syria, with both their military strategies, and weaponry.

Is Ukraine in a place, sir, where they can compete with that, militarily, in their military history?!?

Sir, I am just saying....

Dec 05 14:50

WATCH | Catherine Herridge With The Latest On Peter Strzok…

90 seconds from the best reporter on tv. She nails every single one of Peter Strzok's multiple conflicts in both the Trump and Clinton investigations.

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Dec 05 14:38

Warnings of Financial Crash as Stock Markets Continue to Surge

As stock markets continue to rise—Wall Street’s Dow Jones index hit a new record high yesterday following the US Senate’s passage of a massive tax cut bill—there are growing warnings that a new financial crisis is in the making.

In its quarterly review of financial conditions, issued on Sunday, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), sometimes known as the central bankers’ bank, said the situation bore similarities to that which prevailed in the lead-up to the 2008 crash.

Increases in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England had failed to choke off risky investments, and financial bubbles were growing, it warned. Financial investors were basking in the “light and warmth” of improving global economic growth, subdued inflation and soaring stock markets, while underlying risks were increasing.

Introducing the BIS review, Claudio Borio, the head of its monetary and economic department, said:

Dec 05 14:08

Masterpiece Cakeshop Goes To The Supreme Court...

Here's a really good video done by Daily Signal interviewing the owner of the cakeshop, and providing all the background on the case. This small business owner seems like a truly nice and gracious man.

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Dec 05 14:00

Feminists' Demands For Censorship Backfire: Women Banned From Facebook For Attacking 'All Men'

Feminists are outraged that the censorship rules they demanded for others are now being used against them.

According to a new report from The Daily Beast, women are being banned from Facebook for attacking men as a group. Even worse, Facebook says the ultimate evil — white men — are now classified as a "protected group" deserving of the same protections as everyone else.

Dec 05 13:44

Yemen: 'Now there will be a new level of civil war'

The death of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition's fight against Houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say.

Saleh was killed on Monday by Houthi fighters - his former allies - and his death is considered a "very big blow" to his forces, said Hakim al-Masmari, editor-in-chief of the Yemen Post.

"His house has been under siege for the last two days and today they attacked the house. He escaped … he was found in a vehicle that had clashed with Houthi checkpoint forces," he told Al Jazeera from Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

"This is where he was killed along with a number of his senior aides."

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing civil war, had called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift the siege it imposed on Yemen in a televised speech on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am fully expecting the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, to order as full and thorough carpet bombing of Yemen as he can conjur, leaving no Yemenis still breathing, and completely destroying what is already hideously destroyed infrastructure behind.

And let's call it by its proper name: genocide, in which the US government and military are blissfully complicit.

Dec 05 13:39

The FBI’s Perjury Trap of the Century

Accordingly, the disinterested Martian would undoubtedly insist: Declassify the NSA intercepts and publish them on Facebook (and, for old timers, on the front page of the New York Times) so that the truth would be known to all.

Of course, that would punch a deep hole in the entire RussiaGate witchhunt because NSA, in fact, did record Flynn’s late December conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. And there was not a single word in them that related to alleged campaign collusion or otherwise inappropriate communications by the incoming national security adviser to a newly-elected President who was three-weeks from inauguration.

Indeed, as explained below, Mueller has effectively told us that Flynn’s communications with Kislyak were clean as a whistle.

Dec 05 13:36

Richard Cordray Announces Plan To Lose Ohio Governor’s Race

Now we know why he made such a public stink last week when he stepped down from the CFPB. He was actually just trying to drum up publicity for a governor's run in Ohio, where he will lose. Here's his first campaign video just released this morning.

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Dec 05 12:46

The website that busted Weinstein and Lauer years ago: How Crazy Days And Nights and its mysterious lawyer founder became a Hollywood gossip bible and claims that Tinseltown has covered up abuse for decades

As more and more famous figures are cast from the limelight over allegations of sex assault, it has left many people wondering who might be next.
But not so for readers of gossip blog Crazy Days And Nights who have often been informed of such scandals years before they hit the press.
The site, and its anonymous attorney founder 'Enty Lawyer', penned pieces on Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Matt Lauer well before the mainstream media.

Dec 05 12:40

Is this the most beautiful girl in the world? Russian child model aged just SIX is hailed the new Thylane Blondeau (and she already has 500,000 Instagram followers)

A six-year-old from Russia has been hailed the 'most beautiful girl in the world' - following in the footsteps of French model Thylane Blondeau.
Anastasia Knyazeva has already amassed a legion of fans online, who have been wowed by her doll-like features and striking blue eyes.
The youngster is a successful child model, having starred in a number of campaigns including for Russian brand Chobi Kids.
It comes after Thylane, now 16, was famously named the world's most beautiful girl at the age of six - and became the youngest model to star in French Vogue.

Dec 05 12:36

HILARIOUS | Watch Fake Republican Ana Navarro Cry About RNC Supporting Roy Moore Again...

RNC announced last night they are financially supporting Roy Moore's campaign again, and fake pundit Ana Navarro is not happy about it. These are some salty liberal tears.

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Dec 05 11:54

WATCH JOY BEHAR EAT SUBSTANTIAL CROW...

Hahahaha, snowflake Joy Behar was forced to apologize on-air yesterday for spreading FAKE NEWS about President Trump. This is good tv.

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Dec 05 10:58

The Power of Hierarchy and the Psuedo-Truth Monopoly

They hide behind Secret Societies, a worldwide network of satanic pedophiles, and use the various and law enforcement and Intel agencies they have created such as the FBI, the CIA to protect and serve their selfish interests.

For example, the FBI is a major RICO organization which specializes in covering up the Ruling Hierarchy’s crimes and fomenting fake and staged terror to create the need for bigger central government and more and more Ruling Hierarchy power.

The job of the CIA is to provide Intel for the Ruling Hierarchy leaders to be used to compromise politicians all over the world, and to start wars which will provide large profits to the Bankers who finance them and to the large stockholders of the defense contractors.

Dec 05 10:43

Ex-Military Members Who Were Serial Killers

People generally think of ex-military members as disciplined, polite, reliable, motivated, loyal, and responsible individuals. What people don’t typically associate ex-military members with are serial killers.

Dec 05 10:43

Alarming Social Security Stats That Reveal a Troubling Future

Retirement can be scary. But these days, there’s an even scary prospect: the inability to retire. As you might have heard, there’s a bit of a retirement crisis on hand in the United States. Although millions of people have been able to rely on the Social Security system over the past several decades, it’s in trouble. On top of that, people just aren’t earning enough money to pay their bills and save for their golden years.

Dec 05 10:25

New York City Processed a Fake Property Deed. THIS Innovative Country Won’t Have that Problem.

New York City approved fraudulent papers which allowed a man to “officially” steal a woman’s house.

The forged deed was homemade, but the city government still processed it. They said stopping the fake deed from being processed would have been like finding a needle in a haystack. It sounds pretty easy to steal someone’s property with forged documents using the government’s system of verification.

After years of effort, the woman, Jennifer Merin, was finally able to hold the man accountable. He is now serving a year in prison.

Dec 05 10:09

CBO: Trump military buildup would cost taxpayers an extra $683 billion

The military buildup President Donald Trump has called for would cost $683 billion more than current spending plans over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

To achieve the buildup, the base budget would have to reach $688 billion by 2027, more than 20 percent larger than peak defense spending during the 1980s, CBO said in a report released Monday.

The CBO score comes as Trump closes out his first year in office without substantially advancing his promise to “rebuild the military” and — with statutory budget caps in place — no clear political path to the massive defense increase required to achieve it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; can we look at spending more intelligently, rather than just spending more money?!?

Because this government has been busily throwing an inordinant amount of money on weapons systems which just don't work at all as advertised.

Please consider this; are political victories, in the name of party and personal power, bought by huge corporate donations, many times from the military industrial complex, worth the ultimate price of their weapons not functioning when our military desperately needs them to work, in order to win military conflicts?!?

There is something fundamentally wrong with the culture of our weapons systems developers, if that is the way they are being allowed to think by this government, and the elements in the government which assign weapons contracts.

That, President Trump... has to change, and change immediately, if our military is to regain its competitive edge.

Dec 05 10:03

‘Columbus murals must go’: Notre Dame activists call for removal of 'racist' artwork

Hundreds of Notre Dame students, staff and alumni are calling on the university president to remove murals of Christopher Columbus from the campus as they depict “the most debasing form of insult” in their portrayal of Native Americans and black people.

Around 600 protesters signed an open letter published in the university's student newspaper, the Observer, opposing the artwork. Branding Columbus an “owner and distributor of humans as slaves,” the letter said that the murals “commemorate and laud the beginning of the centuries-long systematic removal of Native American persons and culture from the United States.”

Dec 05 09:56

US Officials Claim Assad ‘Not Capable of Winning’ in Syria War

With ISIS all but defeated and other rebel forces mostly boiled down to just the Idlib Province and a few smaller enclaves, most people have been saying for months at this point that the Assad government has effectively “won” the Syrian War and will survive the conflict, albeit with some reforms needed at the end.

US officials, however, are insisting that Assad is wholly “not capable of winning” this war, citing massive damage to the national infrastructure, huge casualties the military has suffered, and his growing dependence on his allies.

This prediction of “not winning” is likely to be the centerpiece of future US justifications for keeping large numbers of ground troops in Syria over the express objections of the Syrian government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is the US and its proxies who have actually lost in Syria.

And one has to wonder just how long the Russians are going to put up with this concocted "nonsense" as the justification for US troops remaining on the ground here.

Were I a betting person, I would bet: not very long.

Dec 05 09:51

U.S. Corporations Earn Record High Profits, Pay Record Low Taxes

U.S. businesses have amassed an overseas cash hoard of $2.4 trillion because they aren’t paying their fair share of taxes, according to two think tanks. But that view is at odds with how Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and fiscal conservatives see it. They say the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high.

Dec 05 09:51

Thousands Unfollow Sen. John McCain After He Asks For More Twitter Followers

Sen. John McCain learned just how brutal social media can be today.
Thousands of people unfollowed Arizona senator on Twitter Monday after the he sent out a tweet asking for more followers.

Dec 05 09:47

Victim's Testimony Reveals Establishment-Connected East Coast Trafficking Network

Despite Bucceroni's previous press interviews regarding his claims of abuse, a large portion of what Disobedient Media learned from him has never before been made public. Bucceroni's story is particularly significant because his allegations reveal the intersection of political clout, organized crime and a systematic abuse of children that transcends political affiliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question has to be asked; why do power, personal wealth, and pedophilia seem to consistently converge in this way?!?

In my world, anyone who would do this to a child needs to be tried, convicted, and locked up for life, without any possibility of parole.

Dec 05 09:38

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Malta police arrest ten suspects in connection with car bombing

Home minister Michael Farrugia confirmed the nationalities of the latter two arrests but said he would not go into any more detail because, he said, “I have been already threatened by legal action by the Caruana Galizia family.”

53-year-old Caruana Galizia was murdered on 16 October. Her popular blog had relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines, including around the Panama Papers tax scandal.

Her killing has sparked protests on the island, with thousands marching against what some called the “Mafia state”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a marvellous episode of the TV series, Elementary, where the Sherlock Homes characterises his dad to Joan Watson as an industrial strength "baddy", by charging that his dad "has assassins on speed dial." The way the actor Miller delivers it is hysterically funny, but this is a chilling reality, universally, for those who are members of the "Deep State", in almost any country around the world.

And that is how the Deep State, universally, gets rid of its truth tellers, pointing out extreme corruption in their regimes: assassinations.

Were I a betting person, I would bet that some patsy will be framed and convicted for this murder, because it was most likely done by an assassin for hire by the government of Malta; almost all governments have them, of course.

Look, here in the US, at what happened to Gary Webb, the guy who wrote the series "Dark Alliance" for the San Jose Mercury News, and was subsequently blacklisted for telling the truth, then killed for it.

Gary Webb: murdered for exposing the truth

Dec 05 09:25

These Are the 15 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

Corruption and economic turmoil often go hand-in-hand. In western nations, we often see corruption come to light as the result of whistleblowers or journalistic efforts. But in many other areas of the world, corruption plays a major role in fostering staggering poverty and broken economic systems. Often, this kneecaps a nation’s ability to function.

Dec 05 09:24

Here Is How the Deceptive Tax Reform Bill Cheated America

Early in the Saturday morning hours, the GOP passed sweeping Tax Reform that barely anyone had time to read with the intention of spurring economic growth. The Tax-Reform bill has been hailed by experts as a huge benefit for the nations most wealthy and corporations while overburdening the middle class and working poor. Aside from the fact that experts say this won’t spur any economic growth and will add another trillion and a half dollars to the nation’s deficit, the GOP snuck some pretty shady stuff into the tax reform bill; sometimes in handwritten notes.

Dec 05 09:22

Obama DOJ Didn't Bother To Interview FBI Informant Before Filing Charges In Uranium One Scandal

Do you ever get the sense that with certain investigations, primarily those targeting conservatives, the FBI has a tendency to dot every 'i', cross every 't' and pursue charges at all costs, no matter how minor, but with others (think Hillary's email scandal) even the most glaring violations of federal law seem to go unpunished?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I thoroughly unsurprised by this?!?

Dec 05 09:19

Top Russian General: U.S. and NATO ‘Preparing to Start a War’ with Russia in Europe

“It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

In a piece published by RT on November 8, Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, a former top Russian defense ministry official, pointed to the growing NATO military potential in eastern Europe and claimed that the alliance and Washington were preparing to start a war with Russia.

Referring to NATO’s deployment of tactical groups to the area and their potential expansion into divisions, Ivashov said: “It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Ivashod being excessively paranoid, looking at the current NATO deployments, encircling Russia?!?

I would say, perhaps not, and NATO's dismissal of his fears are not at all grounded in reality.

Paul Craig Roberts, a genetleman of enormous professional integrity in my world, presented the following article in the spring of this year, and it is a rather shocking, yet credible, eye-opener: Roberts has both the connections and smarts to be correct in his assessment.

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Here is a short intro from this same article, and I strongly encourage you to read the whole thing.

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done."

Reading the entire article will cause you to think differently about all the demonization we are seeing, against both Russia and China; demonization, coupled with sanctions, are almost always the duel preludes to war.

Dec 05 09:05

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals.

The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.

The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As tantalizing as something like this might sound to someone seeing President Trump get blocked at every leverl of trying to govern, the question has to be asked: just where, please, would the accountability be, in such a system?!?

Unfortunately, in this scheme of things, nowhere.

Dec 05 09:02

Killer Who Didn’t ‘Give A F–K’ Doesn’t Want To Be Seen In Prison Garb

?A Brooklyn man who said he didn’t “give a f–k” after he was arrested for the cold-blooded fatal shooting of three men cowered in a cell ?refusing to come out ?Monday as he was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison.

Dec 05 09:02

A Dunkin' Donuts Employee Held A Baby At Work, And A Customer Internet-Shamed Her

In not-so-cool news, a woman who works at Dunkin’ Donuts is being shamed online for holding a baby at work.

Dec 05 08:59

The 15 Worst States for Income Taxes in 2017

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them,” lamented Gone with the Windauthor Margaret Mitchell. Uncle Sam’s arm is extended, palm up, and he’s looking directly at you. The average American household pays more than $5,700 in federal income taxes each year. In fact, the nation doesn’t earn enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year until April.

Dec 05 08:59

These Are the Smartest and Dumbest U.S. Presidents and How Donald Trump Compares

Because many presidents died before the advent of IQ testing, we don’t have real IQ scores for most of them. But in a 2006 study, University of California psychologist Dean Keith Simonton attempted to estimate an IQ for every president. Simonton used variables that correlate with IQ. This historiometric approach looked at factors including each president’s academic performance, writings, and other evidence.

Dec 05 08:59

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he 'shares China's cyberspace vision' at an event promoting the country's internet censorship

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has revealed that he shares China's cyberspace vision of 'developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits.'
Speaking at a conference in China this week, Cook said that Apple was 'proud to have worked alongside many of our partners in China to help build a community that will join a common future in cyberspace.'
The news comes as Apple faces criticism from rights groups for bowing to pressure from cyber regulators after it removed hundreds of apps from its Chinese store this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After this revelation, it appears that Tim Cook would sell his own mother for medical experiments to positively enhance Apple's bottom line in China.

But of course, an independent internet, bringing the truth to ordinary citizens, no matter where they reside, has always been an anathema to Big Government; the military industrial complex; the medical industrial complex; and the food industrial complex.

Dec 05 08:53

IN MAJOR VICTORY FOR TRUMP, SUPREME COURT LETS TRAVEL BAN TAKE FULL EFFECT

In a major victory for President Trump, the Supreme Court allowed his controversial travel ban to take full effect while legal challenges go forward, suggesting the court ultimately will uphold the restrictions, Bloomberg reports.

Previously, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and a federal district court in Maryland had said the president could only block nationals from the six majority Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad - if they lacked a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. The high court’s decision now puts those rulings on hold. As a result, Trump will now be allowed to bar entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries - even if they have a relationship with a U.S.-based person or institution, but more importantly, and the reason why Trump is about to gloat on Twitter, this marks the first time the Supreme Court has let his entry restrictions take full effect.

Dec 05 08:49

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SEEKS BIOMETRIC ID FOR ALL MAJOR U.S. AIRPORTS WITHIN 4 YEARS

Despite Customs and Border Protection admitting to ongoing privacy concerns over data retention (currently planned for a 2-week maximum), an article in The Business of Federal Technology highlights that a rapid expansion of biometric airport security is imminent.

Until now, biometric ID has been used or tested at 5 international airports. Although there was a clear assumption of a wider roll-out, it was unclear what the timetable was for implementation and how pervasive the program would become. Apparently, if all goes well for CBP, it will be in ALL U.S. airports within just 4 years, according to statements given to senators by Commissioner Kevin McAleenan:

McAleenan, who is facing confirmation to hold the top CBP job on a permanent basis, told members of the Senate Finance Committee that the agency planned to expand current trials at five international airports to all major airports in the U.S. in four years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For national travel, this is simply going to push people back into their cars on to already overloaded, packed, and in many cases, crumbling US highways.

IF this is the outcome CBP wants this technology to have, then bravo, well done!!

And BTW, CBP: the fastest way to eliminate terror in this country, is to stop mucking about with other countries' resources, expropriating them to the corporations which own this country, and to which they have utterly no moral right, and insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

You're welcome!! :-)

Dec 05 08:44

Irish villagers complain Viagra plant fumes have men and dogs walking around with ‘hard-ons’

RESIDENTS of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.

Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer have produced the erectile dysfunction drug in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for the last two decades.

Villagers claim that Ringaskiddy’s proximity to the plant and its “love fumes” has been giving local men – and even their canine friends – enormous sexual powers.

Barmaid Debbie O’Grady told the Sunday Times: “One whiff and you’re stiff. We’ve been getting the love fumes for years now for free.”

Dec 05 08:42

Two Young Girls Taken by Leader of Utah Cult Found in Storage Receptacle

Two sisters thought to have been in the care of the leader of polygamous sect have been recovered safely from a storage receptacle—although law enforcement said given freezing temperatures overnight it was unlikely the pair would have survived were it not for their timely rescue.

Dec 05 08:42

Google sued on behalf of 5 million iPhone users for privacy violation

Google has been sued by a group of privacy advocates in the UK over improper collection of data from iPhone users. The search giant was sued by a group called Google You Owe Us for alleged misuse of personal data. The group says Google parent Alphabet Inc unlawfully collected personal information of iPhone users by bypassing the default privacy settings.

Dec 05 08:41

White House briefed on ‘microwave weapons’ during meeting on North Korea

The White House was briefed on the use of microwave weapons during a meeting earlier this year on North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Dec 05 08:38

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban.

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show.

The documents suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research and will raise tensions ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday.

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is debating whether to impose a moratorium on the gene research next year and several southern countries fear a possible military application.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guardian, I am absolutely calling you out on this, because that last statement is fundamentally, stupidly incorrect, and you know it.

As reported in presstv.ca on 7 November of this year:

US military says collecting Russian DNA for ‘research purposes’ The article goes on to say:

"US, Israel worked on biogenetic weapons

Biogenetic weapons are defined as biological agents designed to inflict debilitating diseases or other internal bodily afflictions on a specific group of people who share a genetic code.

While it remains unclear if such weapons have ever been successfully developed, the US and Israel are known to have given it a try.

In 1998, the popular US-based technology magazine Wired reported that Israel was working on a biological agent “that would harm Arabs while leaving Jews unaffected.”

Reuters later reported that, according to British scientists, it was possible to develop such weapons given the advances in genetic mapping".

Are you so collectively naive that you don't understand that these genetic extinction technologies are about killing off far more than mosquitos?!?!

Dec 05 08:29

Research shows that a shortage of oxygen in the cells is how many cancer tumors grow

Normalizing the oxygen supply in tumors may inhibit the progression of cancer, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The scientific community has well established the mechanism behind cancer onset. Experts note that the disease stems from a single cell’s DNA mutation, either by chance or due to carcinogenic factors, which is then followed by the rapid expansion of the abnormal cell.

Dec 05 08:27

College Paper Fires Writer Who Called White DNA ‘An Abomination’

A college paper fired a writer who called the DNA of white people “an abomination,” according to a Monday report.

Texas State University student journalist Rudy Martinez said that “white death will mean liberation for all” in the November column and The University Star fired him after previously retracting and apologizing for the column, reported The College Fix.

“The author of this column has jeopardized the atmosphere of inclusivity at this university and will no longer be published in The University Star,” read a correction from the paper’s editorial board.

Along with constructive criticism, the editorial board said that the paper has received death threats and “hate mail,” as well as threats to defund The University Star.

Dec 05 08:27

MUELLER GOES AFTER TRUMP'S BANK ACCOUNTS, SUBPOENAS DEUTSCHE BANK

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, demanding that it disclose details of transactions and documents on accounts help by President Trump and members of his family as the "Russian collusion" probe now turns its attention to Trump's bank accounts. According to Handelsblatt, which first reported the news, the bank received the subpoena several weeks ago. Trump has had a banking relationship with Deutsche Bank dating back nearly two decades and the German lender's $300 million loan accounts for nearly half of his outstanding debt (based on a July 2016 analysis by Bloomberg). Trump's debt to Deutsche includes $170m relating to a Washington hotel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Having found nothing actionable regarding the "Russian Election Collusion", Meuller's alleged "investigation" has simply morphed into a classic "fishing expedition."

I would, therefore, like to politely suggest that Trey Gowdy, who sits on the Committee on Ethics; Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Chairman) Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules;
and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, launch a broad-based investigation of Meuller's financial affairs for at least the last 20 years, to see just how financially "squeaky clean" he has been.

There would be absolute "poetic justice" in such a move, as it would be at least as distracting for Meuller as it is for President Trump, in navigating the leadership of this country.

Dec 05 08:23

Eating Meat Perpetuates "Hegemonic Masculinity", Professor Says

A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.”

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting silly!

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