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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 28 09:50

Tropical Storm Irma Could Form off Southeast Coast; Tropical Storm Watches Issued for Carolina Coast

An area of low pressure is being monitored off the Southeast coast for development into a tropical depression or storm.

Aug 28 09:38

Antifa Mobs Violently Attack Peaceful Protesters At Berkeley, Police Stand Down

A mob of self-proclaimed "anti-hate protesters" were filmed violently attacking peaceful anti-Marxist, pro-Trump rally-goers at Berkeley with fists, sticks and urine.

Right-wingers had organized a "No To Marxism in America" rally at the Martin Luther King Civic Center Park for Sunday. Giant hordes of violent antifa showed up and proceeded to beat Trump supporters and anti-Marxists of all backgrounds while police stood down.

Aug 28 09:35

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF UPDATE:  Eric Parker and Scott Drexler are free and back home in Idaho

After meeting pretrial release conditions, Eric Parker and Scott Drexler made it back home by Friday.

Andrea Parker posted photos on Facebook of her husband at home with their children.

The jury found them not guilty on most charges last Tuesday and was hung on others (four for Parker, two for Drexler) but likely with 11 jurors considering them not guilty. Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were found not guilty on all ten charges against them and were immediately released to freedom.

Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre in Las Vegas is the lead prosecutor in the Bunkerville Standoff case and he told US District Judge Gloria Navarro that he intends to retry Parker and Drexler for a third time on September 25th.

Aug 28 09:34

Anarchy in Berkeley: A hundred black-clad antifascists with 'no hate' signs storm rally, pepper spray leader of conservative Patriot Prayer group and clash with cops

Violence has broken out between left- and right-wing protesters, after more than 100 black-clad masked antifa broke through police barricades at a 'Rally Against Hate' and assaulted at least four, including the leader of a pro-Trump conservative group.

At least ten arrests were made on Sunday in Berkeley, California after the left-wing 'Rally Against Hate' confronted a handful of right-wing protesters at a 'No To Marxism In America' rally. Antifa is short for 'anti-fascists'.

The arrest charges in the skirmishes at Civic Center Park were various but included assault and violating a prohibition on wearing masks, KCRA reported.

Aug 28 09:34

The story behind the photo of assisted living residents submerged in water

Residents of an assisted living facility in Dickinson, Texas, were rescued Sunday after they waited patiently for help as floodwaters rose around them.

A dramatic photo circulating on the Internet showed the residents of the La Vita Bella sitting in several feet of water as they waited for help.
Kim McIntosh lives in Florida, but told CNN that her mother, Trudy Lampson, who owns the facility just southeast of Houston, took the photo.

Aug 28 09:31

Jason Chaffetz, Former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, "I Know They (Feds) Were Watching (Awan), Where the Information Was Flowing, Before They Arrested Him"

Jason Chaffetz: This is a much, much more serious situation that I think will blossom. I think they probably let him sit there a little bit to see who he is communicating with. But to think this was a lone operator would be naive at best. It is a very, very big story… To be able to follow the trail electronically to where money was flowing, to where information was flowing. I know they’re on top of it. I know they were watching before they actually arrested him. And I do think it is a much, much more serious situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was Awan part of Hillary's spy network?

Aug 28 09:24

Army to release water from 2 Houston reservoirs, flooding nearby homes

The US Army is beginning to release water from two Houston reservoirs which have risen too quickly as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. The move will cause flooding to nearby homes.

The water is being released from the Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou, the main body of water running through Houston.

The move is necessary in order to prevent uncontrolled water flowing from the dams, the US Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement.

Aug 28 09:22

Hurricane Harvey PREPPER REPORT: Sh#t just got REAL

Local towns are experiencing so much flooding that some are cutting off municipal water supplies.

This is on top of the power grid outages, cell phone outages, store closures and widespread road closures that have taken place here in the last 12 hours.

For the time being, everyone is on their own, with little available outside help. I've seen tweets of people pleading to be rescued as their homes flood, and those are the lucky ones who still have bandwidth access. Many people are completely cut off with no services at all: No electricity, no municipal water, no 911 response services, etc.

Hurricane Harvey is a strong reminder that prepping is the best insurance you can buy.

Aug 28 09:16

List of people pardoned or granted clemency by the President of the United States

Robert E. Lee – full rights of citizenship were posthumously restored by Gerald Ford.

Aug 28 09:15

Why Wasn’t Houston Evacuated Before Hurricane Harvey?

Why wasn’t Houston evacuated? Why wasn’t there a mandatory evacuation order for the city? Who’s to blame?

Those are questions people are asking as horrific images circulated of the dire flooding in the city. People begged for help from rooftops, a man was rescued from a partially submerged semi truck, and families pleaded for rescue on social media. One woman reportedly went into labor waiting for help but eventually made it to a hospital. A man’s living room was so flooded he caught a large fish in it, and in nearby Dickinson, seniors were photographed sitting up to their waists in water in a nursing home. You can read some of those accounts here.

Aug 28 09:10

Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner argued on Sunday that an evacuation of Harris County, which is seeing "unprecedented" flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, would have led to a far worse calamity for area residents.

Aug 28 09:09

In Syrian skies, U.S. pilots learn how fast air war can morph

U.S. Air Force pilot Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Renken knew that whatever happened next might escalate the war in Syria.
The 40-year-old father of four was flying his F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet in "a race track" pattern around an Iranian-made drone, which had just tried to kill U.S.-backed forces and their advisers on the ground.

Aug 28 08:50

NORTH KOREA KEEPS SAYING IT MIGHT GIVE UP ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS — BUT MOST NEWS OUTLETS WON’T TELL YOU THAT

THE CURRENT PHASE of the decades-long U.S.-North Korea standoff began this past July 4, when North Korea launched its first genuine intercontinental ballistic missile. In a statement, North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un called it “a gift for the American bastards.”

Meanwhile, North Korea explained that it was examining its options “for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam,” a U.S. territory. Kim later walked this peculiar provocation back, at least for the moment.

But here’s what you don’t know, unless you’re an obsessive North Korea-watcher:

Also starting on July 4, North Korea has been saying over and over again that it might put its nuclear weapons and missiles on the negotiating table if the United States would end its own threatening posture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There was a South American Cardinal (who got assassinated) who made the powerful claim that Americans were among the most lied-to people on earth; unfortunately, the guy was absolutely right, in his assessment here.

There are many, in the US deep-state, bowels of power, in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America, who want see such a war go forward, no matter how many millions of North and South Koreans die in the process.

This would be an invitation to a total catastrophe, should China join the fight on North Korea's side, because at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

The logical thing to do here, is to get North Korean, South Korean, US, and Chinese diplomats, working together, to craft a true peace accord for North Korea, guaranteeing unrestricted, unsanctioned trade, with the proviso that North Korea would stop its nuclear weapons program as the trade off.

But as I said earlier; that...would be logical.

Aug 28 08:46

Esquire: Trump Has No One in Charge of FEMA or the NOAA, Just in Time for Hurricane Season

(*CONTACT ESQUIRE: http://www.esquire.com/about/a2159/sound-off/ we need to flood
the editor and ask if he's ever heard of William Brock , or John Armor !)

Aug 28 08:45

Nuclear Worker: “Imminent flood coming” near nuke plant from Hurricane Harvey…

Canadian engineer Raihan Khondker said his family safely left their home in southeastern Texas, but he was forced to return to the Bay City area as part of a support team at a nuclear power plant. For three days, Khondker, who is from Toronto, has been working tirelessly to manage “one thing after another,” driving through water-choked streets to bring supplies to engineers at the plant who are running out of food. Khondker said houses in his neighbourhood have been turned “upside down,” and rising waters in a nearby river threatens to send a potentially catastrophic flood into the area. “Every single creek in the neighbourhood is full,” he said. “There is an imminent flood coming to Bay City, we just don’t know how much water we are going to see.”

Aug 28 08:41

Houston forecast: ‘Unprecedented’ 50 inches of rain

National Weather Service warns catastrophic flooding to continue for days

Aug 28 08:37

Pakistan FM: Afghan Troops Sell US Arms to Taliban

While US officials continue to blame the Pakistani government for the enduring Taliban opposition to their Afghan occupation, Pakistan has been increasingly firing back regarding US missteps, and the impact those have had on the Pakistani side of the border.

So while US officials argue that the Pakistani government is providing “safe haven” for the Taliban, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif today noted that throughout the 16-year US war, Afghan soldiers have been routinely selling US-provided arms to the Taliban.

This has been a recurring problem in the Afghan War, as the Taliban really are awash in US arms, both a product of sales from corrupt Afghan soldiers, and of Taliban looting of Afghan police checkpoints and making off with entire armories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised, and I have to wonder; just what Sec-Def Mattis has in mind to prevent this in present and future deployments?!?

Aug 28 08:27

‘Turd Reich’: Public Outcry Causes Right-Wing Rallies to Cancel in SF, Berkeley

Right-wing rallies scheduled to be held on Saturday in San Francisco and Berkeley have been canceled following sustained popular outcry from residents and elected officials.

Separate right-wing rallies in San Francisco, California, and across the bay in Berkeley have been canceled after multiple groups, civic leaders and elected officials denounced the events as forums for hate-speech and racism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Antifa's antics at Berkeley are cheered by these same people.

Aug 28 08:21

'Please send help!' Thousands of residents are trapped on their rooftops in flooded Houston as cops ask ANYONE with a boat to help rescue them amid warnings Hurricane Harvey could be as devastating as Katrina

Thousands of people are trapped on their rooftops in flooded Houston and are desperately pleading for help after Hurricane Harvey left much of America's fourth largest city underwater.

Many residents have turned to social media with heart-breaking pleas for help as the Houston police department asked any civilians with boats to join them and assist with the more than 6,000 calls for rescues.

The storm has already dumped a historic 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas - with another 27 inches of rain falling so far and another 23 inches expected to come within the next few days.

Experts said the aftermath of the catastrophic hurricane could equal the level of destruction of Katrina in 2005.

Aug 28 08:21

US Raid Killed Civilians, Not Militants: Somalia Army Chief

A Friday morning raid by US and Somali troops in Barire village left at least 10 civilians dead, including three children. This incident was initially reported by the deputy governor of the region, and confirmed over the weekend by Somalia’s Army Chief.

Army Chief Ahmed Jimale Gedi told reporters he was “shocked” by the incident, and attributed it to distrust on both sides. The Somali government had formally dismissed the report Friday, claiming everyone slain was al-Shabaab militants.

The government’s refusal to admit what happened is an ongoing problem, with the provincial deputy governor confirming that the families have placed the bodies of the slain in storage, and are refusing to bury them until the national government admits what happened and agrees to pay compensation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind those in the bowels of power in DC, that the killing of innocent non-combatants, including children is a war crime.

Aug 28 08:09

YouTube "Economically Censors" Ron Paul, Labels Videos "Not Suitable" For All Advertisers

Former US Congressman Ron Paul has joined a growing list of independent political journalists and commentators who’re being economically punished by YouTube despite producing videos that routinely receive hundreds of thousands of views.

In a tweet published Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a screenshot of Paul’s “Liberty Report” page showing that his videos had been labeled “not suitable” for all advertisers by YouTube's content arbiters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who own controlling interest in Google, do not want their Googleholics doing anything remotely like critical thinking, or even view something which goes in any way against the orthodox, presstitute-generated "belief streams", created by the magical thinking of the US government's "whorespondents whisperers".

And Dr. Paul, if Google is going to continue in indulging in this dark art of complete web censorship, you are most welcome to post on WRH, whenever you feel like it; we both appreciate, and respect, your deep understanding of both politics and finance!

Aug 28 08:08

CNN: Trump has to rely on the 'swamp' for Hurricane Harvey response

(*We're Drowning In Fake NEWS
no pun intended)

Aug 28 08:00

Carl Herman/Jim Fetzer 4-part discussion series: .01% US illegal rogue state empire of Wars of Aggression, looting trillions, lying through corporate media and public education

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher in Government, Economics, and History, also credentialed in Mathematics. Jim Fetzer (podcasts here, here) is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Philosophy Emeritus of the University of Minnesota Duluth; Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth; Editor, Assassination Science; Co-Editor, Assassination Research, and author to over 30 books. Jim and Carl contribute nearly 100 years of academic training and professional experience in this four-part series to reveal among the most obvious lies of omission and commission keeping Americans ignorant of ongoing .01% US rogue state empire.

Jim and Carl factually assert an Emperor's New Clothes condition that Americans can easily see for themselves, if they care to look.

4-part series, with linked documentation:

1. US illegal: history of rogue state empire (56-minute video below, and here)

Aug 28 07:56

Children allowed to handle weapons on field trip to gun shop

The owner of a Cherokee County private school says she's receiving nasty messages after taking children on a field trip to a gun shop and allowing them to handle weapons. Tammy Dorsten says she was just trying to give the first and second-grade students a history lesson when she took them to Hi-Caliber Firearms as part of an American History lesson. She says since the incident, her Facebook page has been flooded with criticism.

Aug 28 07:45

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

The incessant rain covered much of Houston in turbid, gray-green water and turned streets into rivers navigable only by boat. In a rescue effort that recalled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, helicopters landed near flooded freeways, airboats buzzed across submerged neighborhoods and high-water vehicles plowed through water-logged intersections. Some people managed with kayaks or canoes or swam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for all the people in Houston hit by this disaster, and prayers also for the very brave first responders here.

Aug 28 07:42

Why Wasn’t Houston Evacuated Before Hurricane Harvey?

Why wasn’t Houston evacuated? Why wasn’t there a mandatory evacuation order for the city? Who’s to blame?

Those are questions people are asking as horrific images circulated of the dire flooding in the city. People begged for help from rooftops, a man was rescued from a partially submerged semi truck, and families pleaded for rescue on social media. One woman reportedly went into labor waiting for help but eventually made it to a hospital. A man’s living room was so flooded he caught a large fish in it, and in nearby Dickinson, seniors were photographed sitting up to their waists in water in a nursing home. You can read some of those accounts here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government officials are generally in a state of torpor, complacency and denial; they are only "serving" their alleged constituents to fatten their own wallets, and any potentials for natural harm or disaster, like this nearly-Biblical flood, are not ever prepared for in the ways in which they should be.

Aug 28 07:30

Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces

The Trump administration is preparing to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of some surplus military equipment to police departments whose battlefield-style response to rioting in a St. Louis suburb three years ago prompted a halt to the program.

The new plan, outlined in documents obtained by USA TODAY, would roll back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, ammunition and other heavy equipment from being re-purposed from foreign battlefields to America's streets.

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to address the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union, and he may outline the program changes there.

Administration officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the lifting of this military weapons ban, it is very interesting to speculate about what the White House, Pentagon, and national police are expecting to happen in the near term in this country.

Frankly, I smell panic in the air, due to the potential of things collapsing economically in this country, and what that might cause desperate citizens to do.

Aug 28 06:09

US TOWN EXPERIENCES MASSIVE CHANGE AFTER BORDER FENCE GOES UP

Kimberly J Smith for the Conservative Tribune reports, President Donald Trump’s promise to build a border wall has earned him a lot of backlash from the left, but as the liberals continue to moan and complain about the cost of the wall, the endangered or threatened species living along the border and other gripes, new data from one U.S. town revealed a truth that will make critics’ heads spin.

Aug 27 19:47

U2 (Feat. Green Day) - The Saints are Coming

Something for the Trump admin to ponder.

Aug 27 17:39

Hawk takes shelter from Hurricane Harvey and refuses to leave taxi

Published on Aug 27, 2017

A man filmed the moment a hawk wouldn't budge from his taxi cab as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Texas.

Aug 27 16:36

Antifa Riots in Berkely -- Videos

violent thugs attack anyone with cameras-

Aug 27 11:03

Here's How Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Ultimately Voted For Trump

enough to swing the election.

Aug 27 10:46

IT'S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over 'Hate Group' Designation

On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a "hate group," while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.

"We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong," Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. "Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as 'hate' groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter."

Aug 27 10:46

Confederate flag maker ‘overwhelmed’ by orders as tensions flare

Alabama Flag & Banner – described as one of the last remaining confederate flag makers – is benefitting from a surge in demand from US nationalists, according to CBS News.

Tensions around the public display of images associated with the Confederacy, the 11 secessionist states that fought to maintain slave society, have increased recently.

Aug 27 10:28

India Wastes As Much Food As United Kingdom Consumes: Study

An eye opening revelation had been made by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It says “Indians waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes”. In a nation like India where millions still sleep hungry on streets, it’s not a good statistic.

Aug 27 10:28

Should the rich be taxed more? A new paper shows unequivocally yes

Denis Healey never actually said he intended to squeeze the rich until the pips squeaked. The man who would soon be Labour chancellor was referring solely to property speculators when he made the remark during the February 1974 election campaign.

Aug 27 10:28

15 Videos Showing Hurricane Harvey Unleash Hell Upon the Gulf Coast

In a matter of days, Hurricane Harvey evolved from a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 storm, making landfall on Friday night near Rockford, Texas with sustained winds of 130 mph. After making landfall, Harvey immediately stalled, pummeling the same area for hours, before inching slowly north and dropping in intensity.

Aug 27 10:09

Harvey causing catastrophic flooding throughout southeast Texas

Flash Flood Emergency in effect for portions of Southeast Texas including Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and south central Jasper counties.

Aug 27 10:00

68,000 DOCTORS BRIBED BY BIG PHARMA WITH $47 MILLION TO PRESCRIBE DANGEROUS PAINKILLER DRUGS, ANALYSIS FINDS

As America grapples with alleviating the opioid addiction crisis that killed more than 30,000 people in the country in 2015, the debate rages on over the best way to tackle the issue. One aspect many people can agree on, however, is the fact that doctors are overprescribing these dangerous drugs, spurring addictions that can eventually send patients to the street to get their next high once their prescription runs out.

Why are so many doctors prescribing these pills despite the dangers? The answer is simple: money. A study out of the Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine that was published in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that one out of every 12 American doctors has received at least one payment from an opioid pharmaceutical company. It was the first national, wide-scale study that focused specifically on opioid-related industry payments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had firsthand experience with this kind of practice.

A number of years ago, I had horrific, unexplained joint pain, that made simple walking, or playing my keyboard, completely impossible.

The pain could best be described as that of walking over broken glass, but the broken glass was not on the outside, but the inside of my hands and feet.

The podiatrists who were part of my HMO prescribed a drug for my pain. But this never actually worked all that well, and the pain persisted. When I finally went to my orthopedist, who had ex-rays taken, and said that he could find no physical basis for my pain, I remember coming home in tears, and saying to Mike "How do I pencil in the time to be a hypochondriac, please?!?"

Mike, being the wonderful husband he is, started checking on the net for what on earth was the culprit for my pain, and he - unlike my medical team- found the root core of the problem; I am violently allergic to formaldehyde precursors, which, in the US, are allowed to be put into a myriad of products, because it's a cheap preservative, and, theoretically only involves the outside of your body, but should not affect the interior. So we went around the house, looking at products, like scented soaps, and low-end cosmetics, with the offending chemicals, and threw them all out.

The next morning, it was like a switch had been thrown; I could walk, and play my keyboard absolutely without pain; it felt like a miracle had happened, but not one I could attribute to my physicians.

And the one test, that could have prevented this half-decade of agony... was somehow never ordered for me, and that was a test for chemical sensitivity.

I later learned that the drug company making the (alleged) pain killer I was taking was compensating physicians who prescribed this drug; and about 5 months after that, the podiatrists who I had been seeing were no longer on the website roster of my HMO.

So now, if I need to see a physician, and there is a prescription ordered, I have absolutely no shame in looking them straight in the eye, and asking them if they get compensated for proscribing the drug they have ordered for me, and letting them know I understand that the practice is quite common, for Big Pharma.

Clients of medical practitioners should have the right to know, and the absolute right to request a change in medication, if the medication prescribed (and potentially for which your doctors were financially compensated) absolutely doesn't work for them.!!

Aug 27 09:45

IN PHOTOS ~~ THOUSANDS STAND (KNEEL) IN SUPPORT OF NFL PLAYER’S RIGHT TO DISSENT

On Wednesday August 23rd, people gathered at the offices of the National Football League [NFL| in Manhattan NYC. By some accounts 3-4 thousand people attended. The rally was in support of quarterback, Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand for the Star Spangled Banner prior to the beginning of the football game but instead choose to kneel rather than pay homage to the flag that represents the racism which is so prevalent against the Black population in the United States, especially in the murder of Black people by police, a crime that goes unpunished. As a result of his doing this Kaepernick has not been picked as a team player on any of the NFL football teams for the coming season. At this point many other players are also ‘taking the knee’, including young people on college and high school teams.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah. I can see how a guy who makes more than ten million a year might feel discriminated against.

Aug 27 09:41

IRS REHIRES HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES FIRED FOR FRAUD, THEFT, ABUSING TAXPAYER DATA

The Inspector General for Tax Administration has discovered that under Commissioner John Koskinen, the Internal Revenue Service re-hired 212 employees it had previously fired for offenses including tax evasion, theft, and abuse of taxpayer data.

The title of the report makes it clear that the IRS “continues to rehire former employees with conduct and performance issues.” The inspection was requested by a U.S. Senator, who is not named in the report, although Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced legislation to block the agency from rehiring such employees shortly after the report was released.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from the Nobama Holdovers.

President Obama Nominates John Koskinen As Next IRS Commissioner

Aug 27 09:36

THOUSANDS OF WATER RESCUES UNDERWAY AS CATASTROPHIC FLOODING HITS HOUSTON

After evolving into a Category 4 storm from a tropical depression in a few short days, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday night near Rockford, Texas, where it stalled for hours, unleashing sustained winds of over 140 mph and torrential rain. As the storm inched inland, the slowly reducing intensity of Harvey meant that the decrease in wind speed came with a major increase in rainfall.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, the worst case scenario rainfall projections appeared to be coming true. Houston and the surrounding areas were taking on water at a rate of 6 inches an hour with at least one fatality due to flooding in the city already confirmed. Catastrophic rainfall amounts are estimated to end up as high as 40 inches in some areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's hope and pray that a coordinated response from Federal and State Agencies will work here, to get people out of danger, and into safety and comfort.

Unfortunately, unless people have flood insurance, and their homes get wrecked with a huge amount of water damage, they will have lost everything with no money coming back to replace it.

Aug 27 09:29

Is Israel For Real?

Aug 27 08:25

Major Flooding In Houston

Aug 27 07:05

How to Get News Articles to President Trump That General Kelly Won't Let Through

Rest assured that the General is not going to allow Trump to see any alternative news media articles. Here are four workarounds the general public can use to get alternative news to Trump

Aug 26 20:26

Mayweather vs. McGregor LIVE

Aug 26 17:46

2-minute satire video: Call 976-FLS-FLAG; full documentation of factual reality

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Gary King

The Cheverly Brothers' artistic and brilliant two minutes:

You Won’t Fool Me

(to the tune of Let It Be Me)

I hate the tragic error

That flows from false-flag terror

You might fool millions, but you won’t fool me.

On air we see and hear it

The mindless martial spirit

That you’ve engendered, but never in me.

Your dastardly plotting

Is so vile and rotten

We’ve almost forgotten how real life should be.

So let experience school us

Next time you try to fool us

You’ll meet resistance from millions like me

Your dastardly plotting

Is so vile and rotten

We’ve almost forgotten how real life should be

So let experience school us

Next time you try to fool us

You’ll meet resistance from millions like me

David Martin; performed by the Cheverly Brothers as 976-FLS-FLAG.

Home page Poetry Poetry Archive 15 Contact

Aug 26 15:58

Trump’s defining moments

Lawrence Davidson laments the absence of an institutional alternative to the segment of the US public represented by the supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville and who reflexively applaud Donald Trump’s uninhibited utterances.>>

Aug 26 13:01

A fresh detailed look into the crime scene: A first responder’s eyewitness account of 9/11

Patrick Dillon was one of the first responders who arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, and helped to rescue a key survivor who was injured from falling debris while protecting a high-level official in the Emergency Command Center bunker.

Aug 26 11:40

Angry Marine Who Discovered Awan's "Smashed Hard Drives" Breaks Silence, Unloads On Wasserman Schultz

“It pisses me off,” said Taggart, a black Marine who says he votes Democrat. He believes Wasserman Schultz is crying wolf and devaluing the meaning of genuine discrimination, while also exposing herself and the nation to risks.

“I just want to get these [guys] locked up and exposed and now,” Taggart told TheDCNF. “The people who facilitated them should also be locked up, as far as I’m concerned.”

Taggart said he made the decision to no longer be anonymous because he is concerned that his fellow Democrats are making a grave mistake by ignoring a scandal with serious criminal and national security implications.

“I’m absolutely disgusted with everything going on in the country right now, mostly because of right-wing conservatives, but with respect to this situation, political affiliation is irrelevant,” Taggart said.

Aug 26 11:37

Saudi Arabia and Israel Might 'Directly Intervene' in Syrian Conflict

Sputnik Radio discussed this statement with Israel Shamir, a Russian-Israeli journalist and Middle East expert, who said that the Russian Defense Minister could be a "little bit overoptimistic."

"There is a danger that some external forces would not agree with the settlement of the Syrian war. Those forces are Saudi Arabia and Israel," Shamir told Sputnik.

Once upon a time, Syria was a powerful state, he went on. However now it is in disarray, therefore Saudi Arabia and Israel are worried that this change on the ground could be to the advantage of Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, that is how this is going to come down; the US and Israel taking chunks out of Syria,to be "awarded" to the Kurds for an independent Kurdistan, with certain provisions as to who actually controls Kurdish oil,and in what currencies for which it is sold.

Aug 26 11:06

Why America Needs A Wall - Shocking Video Of Mexican Military Versus Drug Cartel Shootout

Dramatic video has surfaced on liveleak.com of an intense firefight between a Mexican military unit and Cartel Del Golfo CDG members in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The video starts out with Government troops rolling up to an intersection only to be met with a hellacious firefight.

Dramatic video has surfaced on liveleak.com of an intense firefight between a Mexican military unit and Cartel Del Golfo CDG members in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The video starts out with Government troops rolling up to an intersection only to be met with a hellacious firefight.

Aug 26 09:54

Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access Pipeline in $300 Million Racketeering Case

Energy Transfer Partners, owner of the Dakota Access pipeline, has filed a $300 million Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace and other environmental groups for their activism against the long-contested North Dakota-to-Illinois project.

In its 187-page complaint, Energy Transfer alleges that “putative not-for-profits and rogue eco-terrorist groups who employ patterns of criminal activity and campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims and other purported misconduct” caused the company to lose “billions of dollars.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The protestors feared what would happen to this part of the planet if drilling began, and their worst fears were realised last May:

Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before it's fully operational

Dakota Access Pipeline has sprung 2 new leaks

What the creators of this lawsuit want to accomplish, is kill peaceful free speech and the right of assembly, protected under the First Amendment, outright.

Aug 26 09:44

US to Hand Raqqa Over to ISIS Affiliates After “Defeating” ISIS

US policymakers have recently announced plans to hand over control of the Syrian city of Raqqa to former Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated officials, Newsweek would report.

In its article, “Syria: Arab Tribes Who Once Supported ISIS Turn to U.S. As Endgame Being In Raqqa,” Newsweek reports:

A top U.S. diplomat in the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has praised recent talks with Syrian tribal leaders slated to play a large role in governing Raqqa once the jihadis are expelled.

But the plan to create a careful balance of local power on the ground in Raqqa that will likely see former ISIS-affiliated officials ultimately in charge could cause a split between the U.S. and its Kurdish allies.

What appears to be ill-conceived policy is in fact the United States providing direct military protection to the remnants of terrorist organizations operating in Syria it has supported, including fighters of the so-called “Islamic State.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

This is the mechanism through which the US military will be staying in Raqqa, and other portions of Syria, for a long time to come.

But I must ask: have Syria's President Bashir Al-Assad and Russia's President, Vladimir Putin gotten the memo yet?!?

Because this US occupation in Syria could well lead to a war against Russia, within Syria and beyond, at any moment.

Aug 26 09:33

In Defense of Lee And Jackson

Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ever since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, took place, memorials and statues of the great men of the Confederacy--along with the flags of the Confederacy--are being vandalized or taken down by municipal governments.

History revisionists flooded America's public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, and traitors.

Aug 26 09:31

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches

The US military bases are there to assert US control over Afghanistan’s mineral wealth. According to Foreign Affairs, “there are more U.S. military forces deployed there [Afghanistan] than to any other active combat zone”, the official mandate of which is “to go after” the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS as part of the “Global war on Terrorism”.

Why so many military bases? Why the additional forces sent in by Trump?

The unspoken objective of US military presence in Afghanistan is to keep the Chinese out, i.e hinder China from establishing trade and investments relations with Afghanistan.

More generally, the establishment of military bases in Afghanistan on China’s Western border is part of a broader process of military encirclement of the People’s Republic of China.–i.e naval deployments in the South China sea, military facilities in Guam, South Korea, Okinawa, Jeju Island, etc. (see 2011 map below)

Pivot to Asia

Aug 26 09:23

NATO says Russia should be transparent about its military drills

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday the alliance would closely watch Russian military exercises in western Russia and Belarus next month, urging Moscow to be transparent about the drills.

The maneuvers, the largest in years, with tanks, naval and air units operating in and around the Baltic and North Sea, have raised NATO’s concern that the official number of troops participating might be understated.

“We are going to be watching very closely the course of these exercises,” Stoltenberg told reporters after meeting Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on a visit to check on the deployment of the U.S.-led alliance’s forces in the country’s east.

“All countries have the right to exercises of their armed forces, but the countries should also respect the obligation to be transparent.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I NATO'S Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, I would not be speaking of "Russian Transparency" in these drills, but rather on the issue of mutual cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Talking, then acting together, in accord, on these areas, will do far better to ratchet down tensions between Europe and Russia than an accusatory statement about the lack of transparency (whatever the heck that is) in Russia's military drills.

Aug 26 09:09

China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defense ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved neighbouring Taiwan and Japan.

The air force carried out further long-range exercises on Thursday, the ministry said, without giving details of where they happened. Japan said it was concerned about bombers flying close to its territory.

Such “normal” drills accord with international law and practices and are part of an “ordinary need” to raise combat abilities and strengthen the military, it added.

“No matter what obstructions are encountered, the Chinese air force will carry on as before; no matter who flies with us, the Chinese air force will fly a lot and as normal!” the ministry added, citing an air force spokesman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can one logically object to this, understanding that the US has been doing "freedom of Navigation" deployments in and around the South China Seas for some time now?!?

The short answer is, no!

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