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Dec 18 02:32

Half of Total Trump-GOP Tax Plan Benefits Go to Richest 5%

It's simple. Profit-hungry corporations get a permanent windfall and the rich receive massive cuts. Everyone else—sooner or later, like it or not—gets to help pay for it all.

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Dec 18 02:25

US 'World Champion of Extreme Inequality', UN Envoy Warns

The United Nations monitor on poverty and human rights has issued a devastating report on the condition of America, accusing Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress of attempting to turn the country into the “world champion of extreme inequality”.

Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has completed a two-week official tour of the US by releasing an excoriating attack on the direction of the nation. Not only does he warn that the tax bill currently being rushed through Congress will hugely increase already large disparities between rich and poor, he accuses Trump and his party of consciously distorting the shape of American society in a “bid to become the most unequal society in the world”.

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Dec 17 20:21

Emergency at Atlanta Airport: Fire, power outtage, prompts, lights, systems to go down down, travelers stranded

Something was afoot at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Sunday, as airport staff, airlines, travelers, and officials struggled for over 6 hours to regain power to critical systems after a substantial portion of the electrical room was reportedly destroyed by a fire which has since been extinguished.

Dec 17 18:54

Court Rules Front Yard Garden ILLEGAL But Plastic Flamingos Are Okay

Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal just claimed that it is okay to fill your yard with plastic flamingos but if you plant vegetables, it’s illegal...

Dec 17 14:33

Trading Jerusalem for war on Iran

James Dorsey examines how Saudi and UAE complicity in President Trump’s decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital so that the Saudis could pursue their sectarian conflict with Iran could turn the Arab region into a firestorm – again. >>

Dec 17 12:50

Body of British diplomat who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut is found by the side of a motorway as murder probe is launched

Rebecca Dykes was found dead by the side of the road after she was strangled
She started working for the government in 2010 and was a diplomat in Lebanon
Authorities are investigating whether Ms Dykes was sexually assaulted before

Dec 17 12:41

AI brain chips will 'evolve' humanity into a 'community of ZOMBIES' who are indistinguishable from robots, expert claims

Those implanting microcomputers into their mind risk merging with machines
Brain implants could mean that machines start to take on or imitate human traits
This could mean humans and androids become indistinguishable, expert claims
It was recently revealed that a tech company backed by Elon Musk is developing a 'brain-computer interface'

Dec 17 11:43

BREAKING BOOM! Top FBI Officials Will Be Subpoenaed

Jim Jordan broke the news last night on Judge Jeanine. Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, and Nellie Ohr will all be called to testify. This is fantastic tv.

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Dec 17 11:36

Ancient Greece was infested with human parasites: Archaeologists find oldest evidence of parasitic worms described 2,500 years ago by Hippocrates

Researchers analysed soil from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea
They discovered eggs from two species dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age
The parasites were first described by Hippocrates – a medical practitioner from the Greek island of Cos, who lived in the 5th and 4th centuries BC

Dec 17 11:32

Debunking the Flagwaving Myths About an Attack on North Korea

All the threats coming out of US politicians are nothing more than delusional hot air. The current barrage of US threats to engage in yet another genocidal war are both illegal under international law and politically counter-productive. The fact is that the US is unlikely to be able to politically survive a war against the DPRK and that it now has no other option than to either sit down and seriously negotiate with the North Koreans or accept that the DPRK has become an official nuclear power.

Dec 17 11:19

The mother who knows her child will die moments after birth but has vowed to carry her to full term so she can donate her organs as a 'Christmas gift to other babies'

Hayley Martin, 30, found out at her five month scan her baby would be stillborn
Her daughter, Ava Joy has bilateral renal agenesis - a rare genetic disorder
The mother-of-three will keep the child, and donate organs to other babies
Mrs Martin from Hull has even vowed to donate her own kidney to help others

Dec 17 11:17

The Enemy Within – Justin Raimondo

It’s called the “intelligence community”

Of course it was the purest coincidence that no less than three major media outlets got the Trump email story wrong. Yes, those “multiple sources” sure were busy.

It’s absurd to think that this episode is a case of simply getting it wrong: this was undoubtedly a deliberate lie, planted in the media by the same rogue “intelligence community” that invented Russia-gate. It didn’t matter that the truth would eventually come out: look at how many times the original story was tweeted and retweeted over social media, and then consider how many people don’t know it’s been debunked.

Dec 17 11:13

Jerusalem in My Heart – Israel Shamir

The Palestinians do know and do remember, how they were thrown out of their homes, and how the Jews moved in.

Trump is not different from his predecessors. All American Presidents declared Jerusalem – the eternal united and indivisible capital of the Jewish state. Obama did it, and so did Bush. True, they said it while running for the office, and they avoided repeating the mantra while in the White House, but they never repudiated it, either.

Ninety out of a hundred US Senators approved of Trump’s statement. Ten abstained, probably being unable to support Trump for any reason at all. Still, it was a most-approved step of the President.

Dec 17 10:58

You’ll Never Believe How Many American Presidents Went Broke

The current yearly salary for the U.S. Commander in Chief is $400,000. Although the salary falls short when compared to the millions CEOs rake in each year, presidential pay is far better than it used to be. In 1789, President George Washington received a $25,000 yearly salary and had to dip into his own pockets to pay his staff.

Dec 17 10:58

10 Vehicles With Perfect Safety Records On U.S. Roads

Every few years, we get reports on the cars and trucks that proved deadliest for drivers on U.S. roads. Running down the list can be a gruesome exercise, but it is valuable information for consumers on the market for a used car with a solid safety record.

Dec 17 10:32

Rape trial falls apart after accuser’s 40,000 texts are revealed

A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser.

Dec 17 10:32

What If Everyone Got A $1,000 Check Every Month From The Government?

What would you do with an extra $1,000 per month? For a lot of Americans, it would go straight into the bank — either toward an IRA, an emergency fund, or some stocks and bonds. For even more of us, however, it would probably go toward some type of frivolous spending. We’d probably go out and make some ridiculous purchases, or go on vacation.

Dec 17 10:32

These 15 States Are Home To The Hardest-Working Americans

Americans take pride in their work ethic. There’s a reason, after all, that we talk about “hard-working” or “red-blooded” Americans in our political discourse. And it’s hard to deny there are millions of people out there who give it 110% all day, every day. There are, however, many people who are fine with skating by — with sitting on the sidelines, playing video games or collecting checks.

Dec 17 10:03

Liberals Take Aim At White People Again As Soros-Funded Panel Attacks The Very Idea Of White Womanhood

Another day, another piece of news pointing to the now strikingly obvious fact that the hard-left is attempting to further divide the country along racial lines while painting anyone that disagrees with their liberal views as racist.

Appearing on the Sirius XM Progress Channel’s Make It Plain, three organizers of the anti-Trump “Women’s March” spoke about the need to confront white womanhood itself while attacking any white person who didn’t vote for anti-gun Democrat Doug Jones in the recent Alabama Senate election.

“More white women voted percentage wise for Roy Moore than did for Donald Trump,” the panel’s host breathlessly claims. “So this is why this is such an urgent conversation, such an urgent panel to have quite frankly.”

As Infowars.com noted, “The panel largely centered around making white women feel guilty for their alleged complicity in upholding white supremacy.”

Dec 17 10:00

Maria Bartiromo: Dow 24,000 And The Trump Boom…

At least someone is willing to tell the truth about Trump's success.

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Dec 17 10:00

The Fastest-Growing Jobs in America Paying $75,000 or More

Forecasted to fall below 4% in 2018, the unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since 1969. While such low unemployment numbers symbolize a strong labor market, they also symbolize an extremely tight one. And in the midst of President Trump tooting his horn about the bright economic forecast for 2018, many professionals are just hoping to find a job.

Dec 17 10:00

The 15 Worst States for Emergency Preparedness

The quality of your state’s emergency preparedness efforts could mean the difference between successfully weathering the storm or becoming a storm victim. We took a look at research conducted by WalletHub to analyze the states that are least prepared when it comes to an emergency.

Dec 17 09:56

73 years ago, the Nazis launched their last great western offensive of World War II — here are 13 photos of the Battle of the Bulge

An unidentified young American soldier, captured by German troops during their counterattack in the Belgian Ardennes region, leads a march of prisoners at an unknown location in December 1944.

Dec 17 09:42

Catherine Herridge | Peter Strzok Used Non-FBI Phone To Discuss Clinton Case Without Being Traced

Great report last night from Catherine Herridge.

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Dec 17 09:30

You Ain't Gettin' Shit (For Xmas) - Emily "Boo Boo" Miller

Dec 17 09:25

Teacher fired after applying to marry 16-year-old male student.

Teacher fired after applying to marry 16-year-old male student

An Oklahoma high school gave a teacher the pink slip after she filed for a marriage license with a 16-year-old student. Davis High School officials fired Cassandra White, 34, the day after she went to the courthouse with a male sophomore to apply for the license, according to news station KFOR. “The district is currently cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of these allegations,” the school said Friday to news station KTEN. “The teacher in question is no longer employed by Davis Schools.” Court records revealed that the teen’s dad signed off on the marriage to the teacher Wednesday at Cleveland County Courthouse. Under state law, a 16-year-old can get married with a parent’s

Dec 17 09:22

There Are Actual Secession Movements in America: Here Are the Biggest Ones

With the United States becoming more polarized politically than ever before, it’s probably high time someone decides to separate from the federal government. Surprisingly, there are many active separatist movements throughout the United States that seem like they could work.

Dec 17 09:22

The 8 Crazy Ways North Korea Makes Money Despite Sanctions

In case you’re not paying attention North Korea has been in the news a lot lately. As usual, it’s for all the wrong reasons.
Continuing to develop of nuclear missiles that threaten the United States. A bold assassination of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un. The lavish diet and creature comforts he enjoys while most North Koreans go hungry.

Dec 17 08:40

The Many Ways Gas Stations Can (and Do) Take Your Money

If you take the prices and routine at gas stations for granted, join the club. Most people have more to worry about than the global price of oil and how that affects the cost you pay at your local pump. After all, these things all pass through federal and state regulations, right?

Dec 17 08:40

13 Surprising Companies That Still Give Out Pensions

We all dream of retiring comfortably one day, with enough money to support a life of relaxation, travel, or pursuing dreams we’ve had on hold. But just how we will get to that type of golden years lifestyle is often in question. Will there even be Social Security left? Are we putting enough into our 401(k) plans? Will our employers really have money to pay out the pensions they promised over the years?

Dec 17 08:27

Man faces life in prison for killing girlfriend's molester, says he's 'not sorry'

A Louisiana man who faces a mandatory life term in prison after confessing to the brutal killing of his girlfriend’s convicted molester said he is “not sorry” for what he did.
The Advocate reported that Jace Crehan was found guilty Thursday in the 2015 stabbing and strangling death of Robert Noce Jr, who was 47.

Dec 17 08:27

Texas first grader writes letter to Santa asking for food and a blanket.

A first grader's heartbreaking letter to Santa has spurred a flood of donations, after her teacher shared the humble wish list on social media.

Dec 17 08:19

'Special site' for Bronze Age burials is found near Loch Ness after the discovery of a second 4,000-year-old mystery grave containing a gift for the afterlife

A 4,000-year-old grave has been found near Loch Ness, which archaeologists increasingly believe was a 'special site' for Bronze Age burials.
The grave has been found in the Scottish village of Drumnadrochit in the same area a stone-lined grave was found two years ago.

Dec 17 08:11

Dangerous Phase of Terrorism: Trump’s Israeli Connections Proved

Editor’s note: From time to time I meet with counter-terrorism officials, Americans and others. Many are dedicated but misguided, with no real understanding of the players, the history or the dynamic.

This is a vital read, one that very efficiently sets the record straight. Send this around, ask those who read it, and we mean political and military leaders, how they might at some point actually incorporate reality into their programs of national defense.

Behind what is written is a backstory, one that explains the willful ignorance or America’s Department of Homeland Security and Pentagon. It is time issues of treason enter the discussion…Gordon Duff ]

Modern history of terrorism shows that it has gone through distinct phases, with shifting missions, messages, and means of mobilizing. But, owing to the US President Donald Trump’s Israeli connections, terrorism has entered the dangerous phase.

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Dec 17 07:58

Rare Aztec map gives an incredible glimpse into life between indigenous people and the newly-arrived Spanish in 1500s Mexico

The map, fewer than 100 to survive from this time, shows the landholdings and ancestry of one family
The family is identified as 'de Leon' and descended from a political leader known as Lord-11 Quetzalecatzin
Known as the Codex Quetzalecatzin, the map covers an area between Mexico City and Puebla
This fascinating manuscript is one of the most important indigenous documents from the Americas

Dec 17 06:07

Hillary Clinton still wears a ‘medical’ boot two months after ‘breaking her toe’

On October 15, 2017, we were told that while on her book tour in the UK, 70-year-old Hillary Clinton broke her toe “running down the stairs” in heelsand falling backward, never mind the fact that during the presidential campaign last year, she could barely walk without assistance.

Dec 17 04:58

5 things you should know about Trump's new national security strategy

(*4)How is it different? Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. focused on the “big 4 plus 1,” which is threats from China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, plus terrorism. The Trump strategy also names China and Russia as “revisionist powers," and North Korea and Iran as “rogue regimes.” But it also defines the threats in terms of economic competition, not just military strength.

The Trump document calls on America to defend its economic interests with its military, including trade deals and military alliances. And it stresses those alliances must be a two-way street in which allies contribute their fair share and don’t depend on the U.S. to do all the heavy lifting. Think NATO.

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Dec 17 03:54

Decision Time on Iran

President Trump faces a Middle East reckoning in 2018.

(*THE NATIONAL REVIEW) Very soon, President Trump will have to decide whether America should remain a bystander to Iranian expansionism or take steps to confront this menace to international security and sponsor of global terrorism.

In October, when the president failed to certify Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a.k.a. the Iran nuclear deal, he began a process that is almost certain to force him to make controversial decisions in the coming months.

Congress has had 60 days to propose measures that would <<punish>> Iran for its misbehavior and strengthen the JCPOA. It has not done so.>>>

Dec 17 03:38

Can the President Obstruct Justice?

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Trump’s personal lawyer, John M. Dowd, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz denied last week that a president could ever commit obstruction of justice in the exercise of his constitutional authorities. While Dowd bluntly argued that a president “cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer,” Dershowitz espoused a more nuanced view: “A president can be charged with obstruction if he commits criminal acts beyond his constitutionally authorized acts.”
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Dec 17 03:05

U.S. arms sold to Saudis are killing civilians in Yemen

U.S. arms sold to Saudis are killing civilians in Yemen. Now the Trump administration is set to sell them more
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The attack, one of the deadliest for civilians in the coalition’s relentless air war against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, helped persuade the Obama administration in December to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to the Saudi military until it addresses problems with its targeting.

But the hold was lifted last month, when President Trump announced a $110-billion package of proposed military sales to the kingdom, part of an effort to shore up a regional alliance against a resurgent Iran. The decision has left many among Yemen’s increasingly desperate population feeling abandoned and betrayed.

(*even though the logic fits , it comes from The LA Times )

Dec 17 02:53

UNSC to Consider Palestine-Drafted Resolution Monday on US Decision on Jerusalem

The UN Security Council will on Monday consider a Palestine-drafted resolution over the recent US decision to recognize the city as the Israeli capital.
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According to the source, the document drafted by Palestine was submitted to the UNSC by an Egyptian delegation. The draft renounces legal force and validity of any decisions that change the status and demographic composition of Jerusalem. It also urges other states to ignore the actions that violate the relevant resolutions.

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Dec 17 02:19

Haley slammed for attacking Iran's 'lawless behavior' while ignoring plight of Yemeni civilians

The US envoy to the UN was slammed on social media over a speech blaming Iran for a missile launched at a Saudi airport last month. Some accuse Nikki Haley of lying, while others say she's ignoring Yemeni civilians' struggles.

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Dec 16 23:58

Mystery as four ancient child graves are uncovered in Egypt - with one having suffered 'severe injuries'

Archaeologists discovered four child burials at the ancient quarry site in Egypt
The children are all estimated to be under 10 years old at the time of death
While some were buried with artifacts and carefully wrapped, one was not
The fourth burial indicates the child, 5-8 years old, was buried 'without care'

Dec 16 22:53

Animal lover, 22, is mauled to death by her OWN pit bulls after taking them out for a walk: Father finds killer dogs guarding his daughter's remains two days after she went missing in woods,

Virginian Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found dead in a wooded area
Her father found her body being aggressively guarded by her two pit bulls
Her body showed signs consistent with being mauled by animals

Dec 16 22:23

PRIESTS COULD HAVE SEX UNDER AUSTRALIAN PROPOSAL TO END CHURCH CHILD ABUSE

A five-year investigation of thousands of child abuse victims in Australia has led to one stunning recommendation: that the Catholic Church should allow priests to have sex in order to curb child abuse.

Dec 16 18:16

Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says

Daughter of survivor of brutal experiments ‘nervous’ to speak out after non-disclosure demand

PLUS WATCH - Brainwashed :

MK Ultra & The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada

Dec 16 15:10

Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial

A federal investigator is alleging prosecutors in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial covered up misconduct by law enforcement agents who engaged in "likely policy, ethical and legal violations."

In an 18-page memo to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Special Agent Larry Wooten said he "routinely observed ... a widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct" among agents involved in the 2014 armed standoff.

He said his investigation indicated federal agents engaged in excessive force, civil rights and policy violations.

Dec 16 14:23

Ajit Pai Probably Shouldn’t Have Done This Video

This borders on cringeworthy from the FCC Chairman.

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Dec 16 12:57

'Islamic State' is fighting with weapons made in the EU: study

A significant proportion of the guns and ammunition in "Islamic State's" (IS) cache were manufactured in the European Union, according to the study published Thursday by Conflict Armament Research (CAR).

In its 200-page investigation, the weapons tracking organization claimed that more than 30 percent of the arms used by IS extremists on battlefields in Syria and Iraq originally came from factories in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Germany.

Russia and China produced more than half of the weapons held by the terror group, the report added.

Dec 16 12:36

UPS loses inheritance of nearly $1M -- then offers $32 refund

UPS lost a bank draft containing a Canadian family's $846,000 inheritance, and then initially tried making things right by offering to refund a mere $32 shipping fee.

Dec 16 12:08

Former US Attorney: 'James Comey Sold His Soul to the Devil'

Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said he believes former FBI Director James Comey, along with senior Justice officials in the Obama administration, "threw the case" against Hillary Clinton over her private email server.

On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," DiGenova pointed out that not only was Comey’s draft statement on the Clinton email probe highly edited to play down the bureau's findings, but that statement was drafted two months before Clinton and some of her top aides were even interviewed.

"Comey sold his soul to the devil," DiGenova said, claiming that he has heard from current FBI agents who can't believe what's happened at the bureau in recent months.

Dec 16 12:06

At this point, it is easier to find someone on Mueller’s team that doesn’t have a conflict of interest

Let this article be Rod Rosenstein’s wakeup call...

Another day, another hearing and the America public learn more about the mountain of evidence pointing towards the entire Mueller special counsel team being filled with conflicts of interest.

Dec 16 12:02

Time for the GOP to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won 2016

As evidenced by the outcomes of both the Virginia gubernatorial race and the Alabama Senate special election, no matter what, Democrat voters are going to be extremely motivated in 2018 to take back Congress.

For, this is no time to panic.

Instead, it is time for Republicans to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won the election in 2016. That is, cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, appoint conservative judges, get better trade deals, slash regulations, curb illegal immigration and build the southern border wall. Also, no bad deals on DACA amnesty. The wall is not enough; chain migration has to be ended.

Dec 16 11:59

Full-fledged martial law may be coming to Chicago in the near future, county commissioner requests the United Nations to police city streets

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and his team meet with the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations on Friday to request the organization deploy armed troops into the streets in an effort to curb violent crime and sidestep Posse comitatus which bars the U.S. military to be deployed on domestic soil.

Dec 16 11:58

The Enemy Within – Justin Raimondo

It’s called the “intelligence community”

Of course it was the purest coincidence that no less than three major media outlets got the Trump email story wrong. Yes, those “multiple sources” sure were busy.

It’s absurd to think that this episode is a case of simply getting it wrong: this was undoubtedly a deliberate lie, planted in the media by the same rogue “intelligence community” that invented Russia-gate. It didn’t matter that the truth would eventually come out: look at how many times the original story was tweeted and retweeted over social media, and then consider how many people don’t know it’s been debunked.

Dec 16 11:42

President Trump Claims The FBI Is Tainted And Its Reputation In Tatters. This Graph Shows He’s Wrong.

“It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI,” President Trump told reporters yesterday, calling the bureau’s conduct “really, really disgraceful.” He was building on criticisms he’d levied earlier this month, when he labeled the Federal Bureau of Investigation “tainted” and said its reputation was “in tatters.” The president claimed that ideological bias was behind the FBI’s decisions about criminal investigations involving Hillary Clinton and Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing special counsel investigation.

Dec 16 11:42

U.S. Vs. North Korea: How Much Money Would A War With Kim Jong Un Cost?

The rhetoric between President Donald Trump’s administration and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is continuing to ramp up, and a Korean War feels closer than it has since, well, the first one.

Dec 16 11:40

Miss Iraq forced to flee country over Instagram photo alongside Miss Israel

So much for diplomacy by selfie.
Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month.Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel reported.

Dec 16 11:20

Gowdy Eviscerates Andrew McCabe: "I'll Be Surprised If He's Still An Employee Of The FBI By This Time Next Week"

Once again echoing the dinner conversations of a growing number of American households around the country, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) ripped into FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Fox News regarding text messages released earlier this week between Agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page that revealed an FBI plot, allegedly hatched in McCabe's office, to prevent a Trump presidency at all costs. Among other things, Gowdy said he would be somewhat shocked if McCabe was still an employee of the FBI "by this time next week."

"I'm still trying to figure out why 3 FBI agents are discussing politics in the Deputy Director's office because you're not supposed to discuss politics on Federal ground. And FBI agents aren't supposed to engage in politics for Hatch Act reasons."

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Mc Cabe is about to get crucified publicly in these hearings next week; and were I Hillary Clinton, I would be ordering my minions to research the best place to live, and immediately, with which the US has no extradition treaty right now.

Dec 16 11:18

He's a Christmas corker! 12lb baby is the biggest to be born at a hospital in a decade (but he doesn't seem too chuffed. with the honour) .

Brodey Young was born on Tuesday in hospital in Grimsby weighing 12lb 13oz
He is the heaviest baby delivered at the Princess of Wales Hospital in 10 years
Parents Sheralyn and Robert say there were no abnormalities during pregnancy

Dec 16 11:13

CONSPIRACY THEORISTS WERE RIGHT: CORPORATE MEDIA FINALLY FORCED TO ADMIT AMERICA ARMED ISIS

While the mainstream media opted to protect the United States government by treating anyone who dared to question the government’s role in the rise of ISIS as crazy conspiracy theorists, a new report is forcing the MSM to admit that those “conspiracies” were true all along.

Now, mainstream media outlets such as Reuters and USA Today are suddenly reporting that the United States and its close ally, Saudi Arabia, were instrumental in supplying weapons and ammunition to ISIS. Both reports cite an investigation conducted by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), which looked at 40,000 items recovered from Islamic State militants between July 2014 and November 2017.

A final report from CAR titled “Weapons of the Islamic State,” concluded that the vast majority of the weapons used by ISIS were supplied in the thousands, given their origin and the fact that they were found “in numbers far beyond those that would have been available to the group through battlefield capture alone.”

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There you have it; the US government resorted to any and all means, including hired mercs, to bring down Bashar al Assad...and failed miserably, as Putin's military out-thought, out-maneuvered, and outdid ISIS on the battlefield.

Dec 16 11:00

EXCLUSIVE: Audrey Hepburn's will revealed! Breakfast at Tiffany's star bequeathed two Russian icons to favorite designer Givenchy and diamond brooch to Yul Brynner's daughter - but only two silver candlesticks for lover Robert Wolders.

The actress' son Sean Hepburn Ferrer, 57, has sued Audrey Hepburn Children's fund over trademark infringement and improper use of his mother's likeness

Dec 16 11:00

Protester with no legs is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza

Pictures and video of the man,including him making his living washing cars before the Israelis murdered him.
Trump just loves Israhell!

Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as three other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.

Another 150 were hurt as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital enter their second week.

Disabled Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29, was taken to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after being shot by troops but was later pronounced dead.

Dec 16 10:25

Mother 'Poisoned Son To Avoid Trip To Syria With Jihadi Husband'

A mother repeatedly gave her son anti-psychotic drugs and poison in a desperate attempt to avoid being forced to travel to Syria by her jihadi husband, a court has heard.

Dec 16 10:25

‘This Is America. Use English Only.’ Woman Rants At Korean Student In Starbucks Video

For South Korean international student Annie An, a tutoring session at a Walnut Creek Starbucks last weekend turned into a nightmare.

Dec 16 10:25

Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can help

Company acknowledges ‘passive’ consumption of material can make people ‘feel worse’ but argues more engagement could improve wellbeing

Dec 16 09:46

To Fix The Tax Plan’s $1.4 Trillion Hole, Republicans Will Target Medicare and Social Security

Congressional Republicans are on the cusp of achieving their biggest goal: Passing a tax reform bill. While the bill itself is, in no way, tax “reform”, it does offer tax cuts for certain individuals and businesses. This has been the dream of Republicans in both the House and Senate for years, and it’s an issue on which they’ve used to separate themselves from Democrats who they claim to want higher taxes and bigger government.

Dec 16 09:46

The 1 State You Don’t Want to Raise Kids In, According to Experts

More than 700 million kids — 1 out of every 4 around the world — are being robbed of their childhood, according to a report by nonprofit Save the Children. Child labor, child marriage, malnutrition, extreme violence, and a lack of education are among the “childhood enders” that deprive kids of the chance to be safe, happy, and healthy, according to the organization.

Dec 16 09:45

'Enough chit-chat, Santa, let's get down to business': Pushy children's hilarious letters to Father Christmas are enough to get them put straight on the naughty list.

Strange requests include a 'nicer brother', a new McDonalds and an assault rifle
Some kids offer cookies to keep Santa happy while others threaten him
Reddit users have been sharing the funniest Christmas letters online

Dec 16 09:43

Swedish Brothers Rape Children Over 1,000 Times. The Sentence They Get is Shocking.

Two brothers in northern Sweden in their mid-thirties have been convicted of sexually abusing five children between the ages of three and 14 over 1,000 times — and the harshest sentence they got was 14 years in prison.
The victims were apparently children who had been bullied in school or whose lives at home were difficult; the brothers plied them with drugs, alcohol and money, as testimony was given in Ångermanland District Court.

Dec 16 09:42

Feminist lawyer reportedly promised cash to Trump sexual harassment accusers

Lisa Bloom, who represented four Trump accusers – two of whom came forward – told the women she could arrange paid media appearances and secure cash from donors in exchange for their public accusations, two of her clients told The Hill.
The California attorney told one woman, who ultimately decided against coming forward, that a donor was willing to shell out as much as $750,000 for the accusation and promised another woman a donor agreed to pay off her mortgage, according to contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill.

Dec 16 09:27

Troops Won’t Have Christmas Trees this Year Thanks to Trump Administration Regulations

Local groups are trying to send Christmas trees, stacked with handmade ornaments, gifts and letters to U.S. soldiers overseas—but the federal government won’t let them.

Dec 16 09:27

California Drivers Ranked The Worst in the United States in Annual Study

California drivers are the worst in the United States, thanks to gridlocked freeways, smartphone use and an increase in drunk driving, according to an annual study by an insurance marketplace.

Dec 16 09:10

Tax cut bill goes public as GOP slashes rates for the wealthy, nixes Obamacare penalty, expands child tax credits, dramatically lowers corporate taxes and opens up new Alaska oil drilling.

Lawmakers released the full text of the Republican leadership-backed tax cut Friday evening
The Senate is expected to vote Monday and House is expected to vote Tuesday
Top income tax rate drops to 37 per cent from 39.6
Corporate tax rate slashed to 21 per cent from 35 per cent

Dec 16 09:04

Police open fire in room full of people at swingers costume party — despite being told ‘The Joker’ wasn’t a threat

Two revelers at a swingers’ costume party who were shot by police while engaged in an “intimate act” are speaking out about the ordeal for the first time, the Herald Sun reports.
Dale Ewins, 35, was dressed as comic book villain The Joker while his date, Zita Sukys, 37, was dressed as Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn when they were shot by police in Victoria, Australia in July. Ten officers dressed in tactical gear stormed the nightclub and opened fire 32 seconds later.

Dec 16 08:57

Torture used by U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay despite being banned, UN says

The use of torture has persisted at the U.S. military-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba despite it being banned by both U.S. and international law, according to information obtained by a top United Nations human rights investigator.

Dec 16 08:57

CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

Dec 16 08:50

Since Feeding the Homeless is Now Illegal, A Group Carried AR15s to Give Out Food—It Worked

Feeding and clothing the homeless in the land of the free has now become a revolutionary act. Luckily, however, there are still good people willing to carry out that act. A large group of well-armed good samaritans took to the streets this week to openly break a bad law to help the homeless and those less fortunate.

Dec 16 08:24

The FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video may violate copyright law -- The agency apparently didn't get permission to use the song

This is a bit ironic. When FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Paiuploaded a video this week detailing all the things we'll still be able to do after he killed net neutrality, he apparently forgot one key step: asking permission.

Dec 16 08:24

Scholars Find $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Government Spending

Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015.

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