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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 18 13:57

A Domestic Destabilization Is Underway: “The Left Is Fueling And Funding Tensions In Order To Exacerbate Them And Cause A Revolution”

Under the guise of “political correctness,” cities (such as Baltimore, MD) are removing their Confederate monuments one-by-one and under cover of darkness. Here, as reported by CBS News:

“The Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Wyman Park Dell was removed with a crowd watching. The Robert B. Taney monument in Mt. Vernon also came down. Crews are on the site of the confederate Women’s monument at University Parkway to take that one down. This comes just days after the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for the immediate deconstruction of these monuments.”

There it is! Straight out of the movie “The Patriot” with Mel Gibson, as with the character he played, Benjamin Martin: “An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although I respect this author, and have frequently linked to his articles at shtfplan, I disagree with him on this issue, and here is why.

I think that this destabilisation under way is more a product of the Deep State, in an effort to get Trump to declare martial law, and suspend the Constitution and Bill of rights.

Then, the warmongers among them can proceed with all the wars they have hatched, against North Korea; Iran; Russia; and China, and all peaceful, logical criticism of these wars will be forbidden.

If people persist with their criticism, they may well be jailed, or worse.

And if you don't think that the US is preparing for a war against Russia and China, please read the following article by Paul Craig Watson:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Aug 18 13:42

From the State of California's "You Can't Make this stuff up" Department: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun

A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” in a public health, retirement or housing institution.

The bill, SB 219, was proposed by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). It includes several other provisions that require a health facility, for example, to honor the gender identity of a patient, meaning that the patient must be admitted to a room that comports with his or her chosen gender; allowed to use whatever bathroom he or she wants to use; and wear whatever clothing or cosmetics he or she decides to wear. It has gone through several amendments.

CBN News notes: “Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.”

CBN also reports the testimony of the California Family Council’s Greg Burt:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proof positive: the legislature of California has gone completely, barking-dog mad!!

Aug 18 13:36

Dozen US Sailors To Be Punished For Deadly June Collision: Admiral

The commander of a US warship that collided with a Philippine-flagged vessel in the Sea of Japan in June will be punished along with several other sailors, a senior admiral has said.

Aug 18 13:34

Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota

The left’s push to remove controversial monuments and statues across the country may be backfiring, as President Bill Clinton’s alleged victims are now demanding a statue of the liberal icon in South Dakota be removed.

Left-wing activists, including many top Democratic politicians, have been demanding the removal of statues and monuments of Confederate generals across the U.S. — with some event taking it into their own hands and removing them themselves.

But now Juanita Broaddrick, who claims she was raped by Clinton in the 1970’s, is adding a statue of the Democratic icon to the list.

Aug 18 13:23

White House: John Kelly, Steve Bannon Agree Today Is Bannon’s Last Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement on Friday confirming that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his position in the White House.

The statement sent to reporters read simply:

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.

Aug 18 12:58

Balfour’s shameful legacy: UK government must say sorry and protect Christian churches in Palestine

Stuart Littlewood asks UK minister David Mundell why the British government plans to celebrate the injustice it facilitated in Palestine through the Balfour Declaration and why it continues to support Israeli crimes.

Aug 18 12:25

How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?

Amazon has sold out of copies of George Orwell’s authoritarian classic, 1984, and they won’t have more until Feb. 2nd. The book was the number one bestseller on Tuesday and Wednesday. The publishing company, Penguin, is rushing more copies to print.

This surge in sales came after Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway used the creepy term “alternative facts” to explain away some misleading statements in White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statement to the press. (source)
Alas, my hope was short lived.

All sorts of breathless articles were penned, comparing President Trump to Big Brother. (This one, for example.) But then, something else happened. And it isn’t good.

1984 has become an instruction manual.

Aug 18 12:19

"This Is Dangerous": Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites

As social media and internet companies scramble to ban or otherwise cut ties with extremist and far right-wing websites like the neo-nazi Daily Stormer, which were unceremoniously dropped by the likes of GoDaddy, Google and security firm Cloudflare earlier this week after helping to organize last weekend's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, a prominent nonprofit has come forward to defend them.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, best known for its activism surrounding net neutrality has a simple message: even though you don’t agree with their message, banning people from the internet is a slippery slope. Which is why it called on domain-name companies like Google and GoDaddy to “draw a hard line” and not remove or suspend websites based solely on their content.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well done, EFF, well done: bravo!!

Aug 18 12:17

USA Is Now Twice As Likely To 'Default' Than Germany

While the market turmoil (stocks down a few percentage points from all-time record highs) is being pinned on various factors (from North Korea, Trump, & Cohn to terrible retailer earnings and J-Hole anxiety), we suspect the real cause of market uncertainty is starting to peak through - the looming debt ceiling crisis that has now become too big and too imminent to ignore.

Of course, uncertainty in The White House is starting to make investors realize the chance of successfully navigating the debt ceiling crisis without a government shutdown are dwindling...

With the T-Bill market pricing in serious disruption at the end of September, the risk of a technical default for US Treasury debt is starting to rise and is now spiking relative to Germany.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And please remember; September is just a couple of weeks away!

Aug 18 12:03

SHOCK! OBAMA COLLABORATOR EXPOSED! HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT IN TRUMP WH! TIME FOR HIM TO GO!

A 2014 speech by Gen. H.R. McMaster has many calling the man who is now the national security advisor in Donald Trump’s White House a collaborator in Barack Obama’s agenda of minimizing R.I.

Aug 18 12:02

Florida prisons — all of them — on lockdown

All of Florida’s 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about potential rioting, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday.

All able-bodied officers, including new recruits, were ordered to report to work starting Thursday. Graduations have been postponed this weekend so that new officers can assist with staffing and help conduct searches for weapons and other contraband, FDC said. Probation officers, too, have been brought in.

Aug 18 12:00

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’

Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments.

Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry the defacing of a statue representing the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”

“F- Abe Lincoln,” responded Quintin Mitchell, whose comment was “liked” or deemed “funny” by 160 others.

Aug 18 12:00

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: Because Trump held both sides accountable for C...ville violence, the Left accuses him of supporting White Supremacists

What the liberal/progressive/left is trying to do with Charlottesville is to associate Trump supporters with White Supremacists and in this way demonize Trump supporters so that they will not have a voice when Trump is overthrown in a coup. Or it can be put in a different way: Charlottesville is being used by someone to discredit Trump and the people who elected him in order to pave the way for a coup, and the liberal/progressive/left is enabling the plot.

Upon reflection, I think that for most of the liberal/progressive/left the denunciations and one-sided interpretation of Charlottesville are just the ingrained knee-jerk reaction of people brought up in Identity Politics. In Identity Politics, everyone is a White Hat except racist, sexist, homophobic, gun-nut white males. The only tolerable white males are those who accept this characterization of themselves. All others are “white supremacists” or “nazis.”

Aug 18 11:59

Poll: Majority of Republicans Agree with Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence

Overall, 55 percent of Americans disapproved of his response, while only 34 percent approved.

Aug 18 11:48

Napolitano: Do we really want to erase history?

Aug 18 11:48

Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

The New Hampshire Republican Party headquarters was spray painted with the word “Nazis” inside a hand-drawn heart Wednesday night.

Concord Police found the vandalism Thursday morning.

Aug 18 11:40

Georgia Judge Suspended for Comparing Attack on US Monuments to ISIS Actions

In the wake of the Charlottesville mêlée, reactionary ‘social justice’ flash mobs and assorted vigilantes have begun a campaign of attacking and destroying statues and monuments all over the country. The irrational rationale of these activists is that these historic monuments represent oppression and slavery, and therefore they must marked for ceremonial destruction.

Aug 18 11:32

Vehicles As Weapons: Perpetrator still on loose, 13 ppl killed, over 100 injured in Barcelona attack

Aug 18 11:21

PETA seized family dog & euthanized it without consent

According to 13 News Now, Zarate’s case against PETA alleged the dog had been put down before a five-day waiting period, after the group had been called into the neighborhood to help seize stray dogs.

PETA says the death of the chihuahua, Maya, the pet of Zarate’s young daughter, was a “terrible mistake” and will now fork out $49,000 in compensation, reported the Associated Press.

Aug 18 11:21

"Armageddon Risk" Returns: North Korea Predicts "Catastrophe" As Massive U.S. War Games Begin Monday

Traders barely had time to enjoy the lull from the "Armageddon trade" - the rising possibility of a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea, which peaked over the weekend when various US officials said a nuclear war is not imminent, echoed by a statement by N. Korea's state-run news agency KCNA, before a new set of worries promptly took over, chief among them the ongoing slow motion train wreck in Donald Trump's administration coupled with yesterday's double terrorist attacks in Spain. Alas, "nuclear war" risk is about to come back with a vengeance because on Monday US and South Korea are scheduled to begin joint military exercises, a massive show of force which every time in the past has infuriated North Korea, sometimes triggering a show of force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tensions over North Korea may have declined, but they are not over, by a long shot; and this is precisely the kind of orangutanesque, chest-thumping, martial behaviour, on the part of South Korea and the US military, that the North has consistently decried, and asked both countries to stop.

I expect to see something happen militarily from North Korea, before these joint exercises are completed by 31 August.

Aug 18 11:19

Spain attacks: Police shoot dead 5 suspects in 12 hours of terror

A wide-ranging anti-terror operation was under way in Spain on Friday after police killed five men wearing fake suicide belts in a town south of Barcelona, hours after a van mowed down dozens of people in the heart of the city.

Why wear a fake suicide belt?

Aug 18 11:09

Ali`i Nui M?`? Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 8-10-17… “King’s Request for Peace throughout the world”

This was posted on the Kingdom of Hawaii blog. This is a beautifully composed letter, and I feel it is significant that he has “tuned in” to the rest of the planet when he requests a daily meditation/prayer for peace at 11 AM each day. He writes:

“Therefore, let us unite in prayer and meditation that our hearts, thoughts and actions are in accord seeking unity and peace throughout these Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Japan, the West Coast of the United States and the world.

“As such, I humbly request that at 11:00 a.m., every morning for just a few minutes until this crisis is over, that everyone throughout Hawai’i and the world stop and pray for peace, calm and unity to Akua the Great Spirit.”

Aug 18 11:07

Here is the FDR Quote about Robert E. Lee That Liberals Never Wanted You to See

However, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, author of the New Deal, is a secular Saint for liberals. But he attended the dedication of this same statue in Dallas back in 1936, and he said something extraordinary about Lee. WOW!:

I am very happy to take part in this unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee.
All over the United States we recognize him as a great leader of men, as a great general. But, also, all over the United States I believe that we recognize him as something much more important than that. We recognize Robert E. Lee as one of our greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen.

Aug 18 10:58

Xi: China welcomes Trump's visit by year end

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to "properly handle" disagreements with the U.S. and said Beijing welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to visit China by year end, as he met chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

"President Trump and I both highly value China-U.S. relations and are willing to push forward the development of bilateral ties. Though difficulties do exist, rainbows come after storms. I hope the two sides can treat each other with honesty and goodwill, maintain close communication and properly handle disagreements," Xi said, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

Xi asked Dunford to convey his greetings to President Trump, and said China is looking forward to Trump visiting China.

The Chinese president stressed that bilateral military relations are an important part of China-U.S. ties and crucial for the stability of broader bilateral relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me ... at least slightly hopeful here.

Aug 18 10:56

Grand jury expands felony indictment of Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide

A former House IT aide who had access to emails and files of dozens of Democratic lawmakers has been indicted on four counts, including bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.

Imran Awan, 37, an information technology (IT) aide who worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) and dozens of other lawmakers in the House, was indicted on four felony counts Thursday, according to court documents obtained by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who was forced to step down over Wikileaks revelations that she worked against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton, only fired Awan on July 25, following his arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tick...tick...tick....

Aug 18 10:55

VIDEO- Alex Jones assaulted in Seattle with boiling hot coffee!

More violence from the Alt Left!

Aug 18 10:43

NAZI FEARS AND ‘HATE SPEECH’ HYSTERIA ARE BEING AMPLIFIED TO ATTACK CIVIL LIBERTIES

It doesn’t take courage to denounce Nazism. Moreover, it appears many of the people incessantly proclaiming how anti-Nazi they are, happen to be the same folks who have the most to answer for when it comes to all sorts of transgressions against the world over the past couple of decades. That said, I’ll give my my quick two cents on the Nazi, white supremacist hysteria currently being amplified by the corporate media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Caring about your country, and being a true patriot, means that you have the courage, and logic, to praise what your country's leadership may be doing correctly, but also challenge it on what you believe it is doing that is wrong, and immoral.

President Trump has taken a strong stand against illegal immigration, and I applaud that. Illegal immigration has cost this country intensely, and it has to stop.

The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

Sorry, but illegal aliens cost the US plenty

I am, however, deeply concerned about the Trump Administration's having "gotten into bed" with the Saudi royal family, and colluding with the Saudi military in war crimes in Yemen.

The US military is enabling the Saudis in their slaughter of non-combatants:

images: Yemeni children killed and maimed for life, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi bombing attacks

And today, we have this chilling report from the UN:

Leaked UN Report: Saudi Coalition responsible for Math Child Deaths in Yemen

With US military assistance, Yemeni ports have been shut down, meaning that no food can get into the country; this has translated into the deaths of thousands of Yemeni children from complications of malnutrition:

Images:
Yemeni children suffering from malnutrition

And now, as a result from the dual factors of malnutrition, coupled with the Saudis having bombed all of Yemen's water infrastructure into rubble, we have cholera in Yemen.

Yemeni children suffering from cholera

Cholera hits 500,000 people in Yemen

Oh, and have I mentioned that the Saudis are using white phosphorous weapons in Yemen?!?

Saudi Arabia appears to be using U.S.-supplied white phosphorus in its war in Yemen

And what about the Saudis's use of depleted uranium weapons in Yemen?!?

Video show Saudi troops using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Massive uptick in infant Yemeni deformities suggests that the US and/or UK have supplied Saudis with depleted uranium weapons

We no longer have the luxury, as a nation, of being ignorant jingoists, regurgitating whatever propaganda is fed to us by the presstitutes and whorespondents, spewing the official government line on whatever is their "agenda du jour"; we need to become "Seven Day Awareists", intellectually capable of separating the truth of a situation from the fantasy the American Deep State constantly wants to sell us.

I won't kid you; this is hard work, but worth it; this country, and its values, as represented by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, is worth the aggravation of attempting to save by creating a national dialogue about what is done, domestically and internationally, in our names and with our tax dollars.

Aug 18 10:03

Protesters in Atlanta Vandalize ‘Peace Monument’ After Mistaking It for Confederate Symbol

Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue.

Aug 18 09:50

PARENTS CATCH FBI IN PLOT TO FORCE MENTALLY ILL SON TO BE A RIGHT WING TERRORIST

It’s become a near-weekly occurrence. Somewhere in some state, the FBI will announce that they’ve foiled yet another terrorist plot and saved lives. However, as the data shows, the majority of these cases involve psychologically diminished patsies who’ve been entirely groomed, armed, and entrapped by FBI agents. Simply put, the FBI manufactures terror threats and then takes credit for stopping them.

While many of these cases have garnered attention and been exposed in the alternative media, a recent case out of Oklahoma sets a new low for FBI and exposes how insidious these plots can be.

Through the hundreds of ‘foiled terror plots’ the FBI has ‘busted’ over the years, many of them have been focused on people of Middle Eastern descent or people associated with ISIS or Al Qaeda. This time, in the case of Jerry Drake Varnell, the 23-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic, accused of attempting to bomb a bank, the FBI fomented terror from a right wing dialogue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such actions are vile, and should be criminally prosecuted; but such behaviour, attempting to turn, then arrest, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, is perfectly acceptable, to the Fomenting Bowels of Insanity.

Aug 18 09:45

WELLS FARGO RESHUFFLES BOARD WITH SCANDAL-RIDDEN INSIDERS

WELLS FARGO, THE CURRENT poster child for corporate crime recidivism, announced that three of its board members would step down at the end of the year, in a nod to the company’s many incidents of customer abuse. But, in an example of what passes for accountability in the modern age, they did not claw back any compensation from those board members. Instead, the departing board members were allowed to take an early retirement. And the replacements are either already on Wells Fargo’s payroll, or come from close corporate partners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The One Percenters never eat their own.

Aug 18 09:43

TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING WHITE NATIONALIST: VIOLENCE AGAINST FAR-RIGHT ‘NOT A CRIME’

The Berkeley area teacher who pummeled a white nationalist last year, and just recently was arrested on assault charges for that attack, is claiming that “standing up to fascism is not a crime.”

By Any Means Necessary’s Yvette Felarca, who teaches in the Berkeley Unified School District, said at her arraignment that “Standing up against the rise of Nazism […] in this country is not a crime,” and added “We have the right to defend ourselves.”

As reported by The College Fix, Felarca was caught on video in June of last year “punch[ing] the man in the stomach repeatedly, before throwing him to the ground.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My dear Ms. Falarca, a word please: it appears that your alleged "standing up to fascism" always translates into the person whose ideology you cannot stand, getting physically beaten.

I would like to invoke the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, one of my greatest heroes of the 20th century, who created massive positive change without every hitting anyone or without firing a single shot.

Had this man not been a Christian, a pacifist, and a great admirer of Gandhi, God only knows in what direction the civil rights movement in this country could have gone.

What you have done, Ms. Falarca, is to encourage mob violence, which may ultimately result in the suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of martial law; is that your design intent, when you physically beat up people with whom you do not agree?!?

Or did you not realise that your actions may well have these consequences?!?

Are you not constantly advocating against bullying in your classroom?!? Bullying outside the classroom also has no moral justification either; and you are deluding yourself, if you think that there is a difference in your actions, when you punched a man in the stomach, then threw him to the ground.

Aug 18 09:40

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’

It was “in the best interest of my city,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, as she explained why she ordered Confederate monuments removed under the cover of darkness, days after violence broke out during a rally against the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.

“I said with the climate of this nation,” Ms. Pugh said later, “that I think it’s very important that we move quickly and quietly.”

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Aug 18 09:38

Humanity Manifest (20 Pics)

Aug 18 09:38

Eight People Have Been Arrested for Pulling Down Durham’s Confederate Statue—There May Be More Soon

In the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, images of Confederate monuments being pulled from their platforms have taken off on social media. But no image stands out as strongly as that of the statue of a Confederate solider in Durham, North Carolina, collapsed in a crumpled heap after being torn down by a group of protesters on Monday. Now, days after the monument was ripped from its base, several protesters are facing charges, and local law enforcement says that more arrests could be on the way.

Aug 18 09:37

US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records

A leading US supplier of voting machines confirmed on Thursday that it exposed the personal information of more than 1.8 million Illinois residents.
State authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were alerted this week to a major data leak exposing the names, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers, and party affiliations of over a million Chicago residents. Some driver’s license and state ID numbers were also exposed.

Aug 18 09:36

ACLU will no longer defend hate groups that protest with firearms

The American Civil Liberties Union took a new stance on firearms Thursday, announcing a change in policy that it would not represent hate groups who demonstrate with firearms.
ACLU executive director Anthony Romero told The Wall Street Journal that the group would have stricter screenings and take legal requests from white supremacist groups on a case-by-case basis.

Aug 18 09:36

Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville

More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.

Some say they mark history and honor heritage. Others argue they are racist symbols of America's dark legacy of slavery.

A nationwide debate surrounding this issue has been underway since Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015 in an effort to "start a race war." And it flared up again after white nationalists marched last weekend to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counterprotester was killed amid violent clashes between demonstrators.

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Aug 18 09:28

SURVIVORS WIN CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT IN LAWSUIT AGAINST CIA TORTURE PSYCHOLOGISTS

Two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were contracted by the CIA to develop torture techniques, agreed to a confidential settlement with torture survivors.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Mitchell and Jessen on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul Rahman. The lawsuit alleged the CIA contractors committed crimes that included water torture, forcing prisoners into boxes, and chaining prisoners in painful stress positions to walls.

“We brought this case seeking accountability and to help ensure that no one else has to endure torture and abuse, and we feel that we have achieved our goals,” the plaintiffs said in a joint statement posted by the ACLU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a just world, these two pieces of work should be cooling their heels in a jail cell, and not in a Club Fed, for the rest of their miserable lives.

But this is not a just world, and those who purvey torture techniques are honored, and protected, by the governments who put their practices in place with impunity.

The only penalties imposed were financial, and most probably, easily paid off.

Mitchell and Jessen should be shunned, henceforward and forever, by the profession of psychology: they are among the true monsters among us, and the fact that the Bush administration embraced what they offered, makes them monsters as well.

I would like to politely point out the following; when a country signs off on torture, or outsources it, that telegraphs to the world that for all the codswallop about valuing human rights, human dignity, and the protection of prisoners of war, that country observes those values in the breach, and not in the observation, of those values.

It also gives countries which do not like the United States carte blanche to torture US civilians and military personnel.

So please, all of those with family and friends in the military, please chew on that last one for a little while, OK?!?

Aug 18 09:15

PAUL RYAN JUST PROVED HE’S A TRAITOROUS COWARD AFTER ATTACKING PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH THIS SICK TWEET

a never-before released audio of Speaker Paul Ryan on a conference call with House Republicans was revealed in March of this year where the Republican leader told members of the U.S. House of Representatives that he was abandoning then GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump — forever.

Aug 18 09:14

PETA to pay family $49K for euthanizing child’s chihuahua

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is going to pay a Virginia family tens of thousands of dollars after it was found that the animal activists euthanized a 9-year-old girls’ Chihuahua well before the state’s five-day waiting period.

Aug 18 09:14

The DaddyOFive YouTubers could face up to 10 years in prison each

The Maryland couple who gained internet infamy after a video of them playing an expletive-laced prank on their children went viral may face up to 10 years in prison.
Michael and Heather Martin have been charged with two counts each of neglect of a minor after making headlines in April for posting a since-removed video to YouTube that many viewers blasted as abusive.

Aug 18 09:12

LIVE: PM says reports of missing British child amid Spain terror

A manhunt is under way for the driver of a van that crashed into a crowd in Barcelona killing 13 people.

Five suspected terrorists were then killed in a shoot-out with Spanish police in Cambrils as they carried out a similar vehicle attack, killing one person
The Catalan government says the two attacks, which happened hours apart, are linked.

Authorities investigating both attacks believe a cell of at least eight people may have been involved.

Islamic State says it carried out the attack in Barcelona, according to its Amaq agency.

The UK Government is "urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing" who is a British dual national.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for those killed, their family, and their friends.

That being said, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

In the immortal words of Rahm Emmanuel, "never let a good crisis go to waste".

So I am waiting to see how this will be "spun" as the "justification" for the next US invasion of Heaven only knows where.

Aug 18 09:07

Teen alleges man sexually assaulted her on United flight — and the staff just let him walk away

A 16-year-old girl is speaking out after, she says, she was sexually assaulted while traveling alone on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey, last month. She and her mother asked us to protect their identities in an interview you will see only on "CBS This Morning."
It was a big trip for the teen. She had won admission to a prestigious young women's leadership academy at Princeton, but she says her red-eye flight soon took a traumatic turn, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

Aug 18 09:05

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ'S EX-IT AIDE INDICTED ON 4 COUNTS

The federal case against Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, expanded Thursday with an indictment on four counts including conspiracy and making false statements.
He originally was charged with a single bank fraud count; his wife Hina Alvi also was indicted Thursday.

The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.

Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wasserman Shultz and Clinton will walk away, with no criminal indictments against them; Awan and his family will be the "sacrificial lambs" to be slaughtered here (hopefully, only metaphorically), to insure that happens.

Working for the Clintonistas, although lucrative, always has a price attached.

Aug 18 08:58

URBAN WARFARE: NATO ISSUES RFP FOR TRAINING TO FIGHT IN BIG CITIES WITH "DENSE, INTERCONNECTED POPULATIONS"

Throughout the 2016 campaigning cycle, then candidate Trump frequently criticized NATO as “obsolete” and repeatedly knocked allies for not paying their “fair share.”

Then, in a shocking reversal, Trump hosted a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, just a few months after moving into the White House, in which he declared: "I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete."

"The Secretary General and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO could do in the fight against terrorism. I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change. And now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that NATO is looking to assassinate whole populations, in Europe and beyond, into slave-like compliance to their dictates, with this kind of training.

Aug 18 08:52

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About The Total Solar Eclipse On Aug 21st

The countdown to a rare celestial spectacle is on. On August 21st, people within the “path of totality,” a 70-mile wide swath of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina (14 states in all), will witness a total solar eclipse. The shadow of the moon will start in the Pacific ocean and travel at Mach…

Aug 18 08:50

‘We’re not going to f*ck Nazi losers’: ‘Babe’ website flays ‘racist pieces of sh*t’ who say women owe them sex

A website which advertises itself as a voice for women “who do not give a f*ck” has responded to the sexual fantasies of neo-Nazis following violent demonstrations over a Confederate War statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Writing for Babe.net, author Dana Schwartz noted that the white supremacist website Daily Stormer had enourcaged the neo-Nazis and other racists who marched on Saturday night to “go out and enjoy yourselves” later that evening.

Aug 18 08:49

This Supermarket Just Introduced A 'Quiet Hour' For Customers With Autism

There's a slow-growing trend of businesses creating special time slots for customers with autism where they can freely browse without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of crowds.

Like this Australian Zoo that opened an hour early for guests with autism. It was a huge success.

Aug 18 08:47

A Georgia judge has resigned after being suspended for commenting online that opponents of Confederate monuments are “snowflakes” and “nut cases.”

A Georgia judge has resigned after being suspended for commenting online that opponents of Confederate monuments are “snowflakes” and “nut cases.”

Aug 18 08:47

Father and son 9/11 first responders die of cancer months apart

They were father and son. They were first responders on September 11, 2001, and now, their recent deaths are being tied to their heroism on that horrific day, more than 15 years later.

Aug 18 08:28

Amerigo Vespucci

… and we set sail for Spain, with 222 slave prisoners; and we reached the port of Cadiz on the 15th day of October, 1498, where we were well received and sold our slaves (pp. 20-22).

America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. He owned slaves. Liberal logic says he must be wiped from history.

The term "American" must go. All books mentioning America must go. All songs mentioning America must go - goodbye "God Bless America". All films mentioning America must go. All TV shows mentioning America must go. All currency mentioning America must go. All corporations containing the word America must be renamed, e.g. Bank of America & American Airlines. Continents containing the word America must be renamed.

Aug 18 08:13

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly "gave excuse after excuse" for refusing to publish a trove of documents related to corruption within the Russian government

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly "gave excuse after excuse" for refusing to publish a trove of documents related to corruption within the Russian government, according to chat logs obtained by Foreign Policy.

Aug 18 08:13

Man arrested because he had $324K that smelled like cocaine, prosecutor says

When police pulled over a nervous Gerald Flores last June, they found seven bundles of cash wrapped tightly in plastic, tucked away in a hidden compartment in his SUV, authorities said.
When they counted the money, it totaled $324,000, authorities said. What's more, the money smelled like cocaine, the prosecutor said.

Aug 18 08:03

Missouri Senator who Called for Trump's Assassination: "I am not resigning."

Maria Chappelle Nadal, a black woman who serves as a Missouri state senator, defiantly insists shes not going anywhere, even after the governor called for her immediate resignation.
"I am not resigning. When POC are respected by this WH & they are willing to do real work, I'll sit down with them. People are traumatized," she posted on Twitter.

Aug 18 07:44

‘They have caused this’ Nigel Farage blasts European leaders after fatal Barcelona attack

Farage said: “What happens is they all stand up and they say ‘We stand in solidarity with Barcelona, or Brussels, or Stockholm, or Paris, or London or wherever it may be, and this is really truly awful’.

“There is no understanding of why this is going on and not once, not once, do we ever hear a single leader in Europe offer any policy solution whatsoever.

“They are still in denial, and my only guess is that they are so embarrassed by the fact that they have caused this.”

Aug 18 07:02

Schwarzenegger's Absurd Message for Trump on Charlottesville

"I've already donated some money to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named after the great Nazi hunter, who I was lucky to call a friend. I hope you'll join me by supporting your favorite anti-hate organization..." Arnold adds that confederate heroes are "losers" and that Nazi soldiers who served in World War II are now "in hell."

Aug 18 06:59

Canada faces "unprecedented" number of asylum seekers, who have crossed border from the US, officials say

Canada is facing an "unprecedented" number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said.
"We've never seen those numbers," said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. "Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we've never seen such numbers coming in."

Aug 18 06:59

Trump calls for the United States to imitate fake war crimes to fight terrorism

After he struggled to condemn a white supremacist terrorist attack in the United States, reluctantly condemned it, and then pivoted back to the idea that not every participant in a neo-Nazi rally that ended with a woman’s murder was necessarily bad, a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona offered President Trump the more comfortable terrain of talking about Islamic terrorism.

Aug 18 06:30

TERROR ALERT: The Left Plans Next Maneuver

Woodstock Co-founder Michael Lang on Plans to Grow Activism With Lovelight Festival

(*The same liberal group that occupied a farm in upstate New York for three horrific days , August 15 , 16 , 17 ,1969 , to "Protest" and "Torment" the Right's Popular Richard Milhouse Nixon , then POTUS , and manager of a rather sucessful war campaign in Vietnam., which the great unwashed on the left , for no other reason but attention getting grandstanding , pretended to dispise , while holding approximately 400,000 Americans hostage , and deliberately disrupting traffic , on the New York Expressway . while subjecting the residents of Bethal NY to their raucheous making of noise which they insisted was music . The whole world observed and cringed , at the horrors The Left unleashed on the nation on those Three Horrific Days That Shamefully Continue To Live In Infamy)

Aug 17 21:36

Uh Oh, ANTIFA: The Entire State Of Virginia Is Named After A Slave-Trader

Antifa clashed with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but the state itself is named after the woman who brought slavery to the Americas.

Queen Elizabeth I, also known as The Virgin Queen, reigned from 1533 to 1603 and sponsored the expansion of the English slave trade into the British colonies of America and India, according to the national archives of the U.K. When Virginia gained statehood 1788, it owed its name to the late queen.

Aug 17 21:04

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

The US Navy has announced that about a dozen sailors are to be disciplined after seven crew on the USS Fitzgerald were killed in a collision.

The destroyer collided with a Philippines container ship in Japanese waters in June.

The deputy chief of naval operations, Admiral Bill Moran, said the commanding officer and two other senior crew would no longer serve aboard the ship.

He said the Navy had lost trust and confidence in their ability to lead.

Aug 17 20:37

The Left Is Going Crazy With Nazi Fever

Aug 17 18:29

“Black Sky” FEMA drill exposed — coming Aug. 27

YouTuber DAHBOO77, a.k.a. Justin Knight, posted a video Thursday warning people of the semi-secret “Black Sky” drill set to take place on August 27, just two days after the solar eclipse.

“FEMA and other alphabet gangs are all sponsoring this drill dubbed EarthEx2017,” Knight said. “They’re going to wargame the effect and responses to the aftermath of a Carrington-like event or rather an incident that’s going to take America back to the stone age.”

Aug 17 18:27

Feds to wargame “widespread power outages” and “cascading infrastructure failures”

As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy are preparing to wargame so-called “Black Sky Hazards” that could result in a “subcontinent scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures.” Here’s how EarthEx2017 described the exercise:

Concerns have grown over the potential for severe malicious or natural “Black Sky” hazards associated with subcontinent scale, long duration power outages, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures. This creates a grim and difficult dilemma: Restoration of any sector will only be possible with at least minimal operation of all the others.

Aug 17 17:01

“Start Throwing Rocks”: Washington Post Op-Ed Calls For More Violence In The Streets

So how did we get to this place? How did we reach a point where America resembles Wiemar Germany, with white nationalists and socialist thugs battling it out on the streets and killing people?

If I were to pick one culprit for this mess, it would be the mainstream media. They’re the ones who have, for the most part, stood behind leftist ideologues for decades, and allowed them to bury public discourse under a wave of identity politics. They are at the very least, partly to blame. They’ve helped stoke divisions in this country that were once faint, or in the process of healing.

And if you don’t think the mainstream media is responsible for nudging our country towards war in the streets, then you should read this op-ed that was recently published by the Washington Post. It was written by N.D.B. Collins, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University. In it, he appears to shamelessly call for the left to spawn more riots and violence in this country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This definitely smacks of Deep State manipulation, in order to see more unrest, which ultimately will result in President Trump being pressured to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and establish martial law, nationally.

More violence will only beget more violence; I cannot believe, for one moment, that Dr. N.D.B. Collins really believes this is the right path to follow.

But agents of the Deep State can come from surprising backgrounds, and have some interesting agendas.

It appears that whoever is sponsoring this article at the Washington Compost, is hoping such violence will have President Trump invoke martial law, so that
the warmongers in President Trump's cabinet, can get their wars on, with even peaceful protest forbidden.

Aug 17 16:46

Conspiracy or Chaos: “The Farce Of Competing Political Parties Is A Smoke Screen Used By The Deep State To Maintain Their Control” - James Quinn

It ultimately comes down to power and control over the key mechanisms of finance, taxation, legislation and the media. There isn’t one specific group of conspirators working together to rule the world. Is George Soros attempting to influence and control what happens in the U.S. and Europe to benefit his interests? Yes. Are the Koch brothers attempting to do the same with a different end goal? Yes. Are Pelosi and Schumer conspiring to push their left wing agenda? Yes. Are McConnell and Ryan conspiring to implement their establishment vision? Yes.

Aug 17 16:38

Stocks Slammed Amid 'Cohn Of Uncertainty' As Hindenburg Omen Cluster Nears Record

Between Bannon's China trade war threats and fears over Cohn leaving, risk was off today, not helped by dismal Industrial Production data and the utter horror in Barcelona... Trannies were worst but this was an ugly say all around and losses accelerate into the close ahead of tomorrow's OPEX...

Aug 17 16:29

Deadly Mudslide In Sierra Leone Kills Hundreds

After a torrent of heavy rains early Monday morning caused massive flooding, a devastating mudslide completely buried an entire neighborhood and hundreds of people under tons of debris near the capital city Freetown.

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