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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 30 13:47

Fake Hate Crimes Hit ALL TIME High…

Great report from Brett Baier last night. When will the snowflakes stop lying...

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Nov 30 13:18

BREAKING VIDEO | President Comments On Rex Tillerson

Trump tries to play the poker face, but the subtext is obvious.

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Nov 30 12:50

BREAKING | WH Official Confirms Tillerson To Leave State Dept

Fox News reports a White House official has confirmed that Rex Tillerson is leaving State Department in the next few weeks and could be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.

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Nov 30 12:39

RT EXCLUSIVEBlaming Russia for everything is ‘insane’ & reminiscent of McCarthyism – Oliver Stone to RT

As the US continues to accuse Russia of meddling in its presidential election, RT has spoken to filmmaker Oliver Stone about the ongoing trend of blaming Moscow for everything – from hacking Western politics to planting bots on social media.
Speaking to RT's Sophie Shevardnadze, three-time Oscar winner Stone said the policy of blaming Russia for everything is irrational. "Of course, the United States scares me in the sense that it might lose its self-control and out of a sense of panic and fear, attack.”

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© Randy Credico‘US wants phony Russiagate probe kept alive’: NY comedian summoned over Assange interview tells RT
"This concept that Russia is responsible for everything is insane, but it’s very easy to resort to that kind of early 1950s primitivism like Joe McCarthy did."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stone is entirely right in his assessment, but he doesn't quite go the extra analytical step; demonization of any country is generally a prelude to a war against it, as are inflicting sanctions for stuff a country never did, and in Russia's case, it DID NOT annex Crimea.

But Crimea's having held two referendums to first, determine if its people wanted to leave Ukraine in 2014, after the US sponsored putsch, then petitioning the Russian Federation to become a member, is not at all matching the US government's narrative that Russia "annexed Crimea", therefore, the US had the moral "justification" to punish it with sanctions.

Nov 30 12:30

US Household Debt Is Rising 60% Faster Than Wages, And One Rating Agency Is Worried

In a report released today by DBRS titled "Consumer debt and debt burden", the rating agency which is best known for keep Italian debt eligible for ECB monetization at the peak of the European banking crisis, looks at the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit issued by the NY Fed (discussed here previously) which showed that consumer debt for the third quarter of 2017 was approximately $12.96 trillion, representing an increase of $116 billion over the second quarter of 2017. The debt level for the first three quarters of 2017 has continued to increase above the previous record debt level which was established in the third quarter of 2008 as shown in Exhibit 1 below.

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This is utterly, completely unstainable!!

Nov 30 12:28

Video Shared By Trump Featured US-Backed FSA Commander Destroying Virgin Mary Statue In Syria

While Trump's Twitter activity from yesterday continues to drive media and political outrage, especially in the UK, and with the focus of the frenzied coverage being that the president retweeted a far-right U.K. leader's "anti-Muslim videos", there is actually something much more interesting concerning the context to the “Muslim Destroys A Statue Of Virgin Mary” video.

That particular video shared by the president is from 2013 and shows a Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander named Omar Gharba destroying a Virgin Mary statue as the group invaded a Syrian Christian town. In a geopolitical and deeply ironic twist demonstrating the absurdity and contradictions of US foreign policy, the radical Islamist commander was actually supported by the United States at the time as part of the FSA, which the media and US government deemed "moderate".

Nov 30 12:24

Hawaii Police Order Medical Marijuana Patients To Surrender Their Guns

Federal law prohibits marijuana consumers from having firearms despite .... However, for perhaps the first time ever, a state has compiled a list of firearms owners who are also medical marijuana patients and has ordered them...

Nov 30 12:20

Collecting Russian DNA? Confronting the Threat of Ethnic-Specific Bioweapons

The United States Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing’s molecular biology branch recently was revealed to have been collecting specifically Russian RNA and synovial (connective) tissue samples, prompting fears in Russia of a possible US directed ethnic-specific bioweapons program.

TeleSUR’s article, “‘Ethnic Bomb’ Feared as US Air Force Confirms Collection of Russian DNA,” would report:

Russia has raised its concerns over attempts by the U.S. military to collect DNA samples from Russian nationals, noting the potential use of such biological samples for the purpose of creating new genetic warfare weaponry.

The U.S. Air Force has sought to calm the Kremlin’s concerns, noting that the samples would only be used for so-called “research” purposes rather than for bioterrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF any element of the US government or military says something is not so, it most probably is; we have just become accustomed to their lying so completely that plausible deniability cannot possibly work for them.

And if they are not working on a biological weapon against the Russian people, what other possible motive could they have for doing this?!?

The short answer in, none whatsoever.

Nov 30 12:10

If you’re flying on American Airlines during Christmas week, there’s something you should know…

What a MASSIVE screw-up by American Airlines.

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Nov 30 12:10

Israel to Coordinate with Google, YouTube, to Censor Palestinian Videos of Conflict

The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely, held meetings this week with representatives of YouTube and Google, to find ways of cooperating to censor Palestinian videos from occupied Palestine, videos she dubbed as “inciting violence and terrorism.” Israeli daily Maariv said Hotovely will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and preventing” any publication of materials deemed by Tel Aviv to be “inflammatory.”

Hotovely announced in a Hebrew-only press release that she met with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Google’s Director of Public Policy, Jennifer Oztzistzki, at Google’s Silicon Valley Offices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Palestinians have utterly no justification for being upset, ever, at their treatment by the Israeli military and government's occupation, and all that upsets them must be completely censored from public view.

But don't worry; these stories can, and will, and need to, get out there, and they will.

Not EVER as a basis for violence, but as a testament to what a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons believes it can do to its minority population,and with absolute impunity.

Nov 30 11:53

Is Trump Going to Lie Our Way Into War With Iran?

A decade and a half ago, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush’s administration conjured up not only terrifying images of nuclear mushroom clouds but also of Saddam Hussein plotting with Osama bin Laden to attack the United States.

Mr. Bush himself declared that Mr. Hussein “aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaeda” while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld called links between Iraq and Al Qaeda “accurate and not debatable.”

It wasn’t true, of course. But it helped make the case for war.

That may be why a similar lie is getting trotted out again now, except this time the target is Iraq’s neighbor, Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President would do well to remember; a war against Iran will probably mean war with Russia, whose political and military leadership have consistently, and collectively gone on record as stating that Russia will defend Iran, should it be attacked militarily.

And, as evidenced by their astounding victories in Syria, the Russian military has weaponry which actually works.

Nov 30 11:47

Trump’s Mission Creep in Syria

The U.S. military presence in Syria is set to continue indefinitely:

The justification for this continued presence is bizarre:

An abrupt U.S. withdrawal could complete Assad’s sweep of Syrian territory and help guarantee his political survival — an outcome that would constitute a win for Iran, his close ally.

To avoid that outcome, U.S. officials say they plan to maintain a U.S. troop presence in northern Syria — where the Americans have trained and assisted the SDF against the Islamic State — and establish new local governance, apart from the Assad government, in those areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how long Russia will put up with this nonsense before it responds militarily.

Russia was invited by the Syrian government to assist it in getting rid of the Jihadis; the US government was not.

Nov 30 11:41

North Korea’s Nuclear Power Declaration Could Be a Prelude to Talks

Following Tuesday’s missile test, North Korea has declared itself a full nuclear power, saying they have the ability to deliver a “super-large heavy warhead” anywhere within the mainland United States now.

The declaration is presented by some US officials as just grandstanding, but it might also portend a shift in North Korea’s strategy, and open up the possibility of real negotiations with the United States.

After all, North Korea has been very open about its goals in developing missiles and nuclear weapons being a deterrent force to prevent US attacks on them. This latest missile test may have been the culmination of that.

Analysts note that while there are still questions about North Korea’s missiles, the fact that they could plausibly fire a nuclear weapon at New York City at this point, even if it’s not with 100% certainty, should be enough to deter a US first strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope, with all my heart, that this blogger is correct in his assessment.

But with Kim Jung Un, will....enough deterrent ever be really "enough deterrent"?!?

Nov 30 11:41

James O’Keefe Drops 2nd Sting On Washington Post | Top Reporter Admits Russia Story ‘Maybe Doesn’t Exist’

Project Veritas dropped their 2nd undercover video on WAPO last night, and it's better than the first. Top Russian reporter admits they have found NOTHING on Trump so far.

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Nov 30 11:38

Report: Trump Is Expected to Announce Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Trump is reportedly going to announce that the U.S. embassy in Israel will be moving to Jerusalem:

The Israeli government considers it extremely likely that US President Donald Trump will declare in the next few days that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he is instructing his officials to prepare to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, an Israeli TV report claimed Wednesday.

The Hadashot news report came a day after US Vice President Mike Pence said Trump was “actively considering” moving the US embassy.

Presidents have routinely issued a waiver to block the relocation of the embassy for more than twenty years. Trump signed a waiver to this effect in June, and the next deadline comes up on Friday. Like many previous presidential candidates, Trump had promised during his campaign to relocate the embassy if elected. If this report is correct, it seems that he may follow through.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should he do this on Friday, it will be a clumsy, reckless move, demonstrating, in absolute finality, that the US government is patholotically impotent of being an honest broker of peace in the Middle East.

Nov 30 11:29

North Korea sanctionsDonald Trump asks Xi Jinping to cut off North Korea’s oil supply to stop nuclear programme

US President Donald Trump asked President Xi Jinping to halt all oil shipments to North Korea to stop its neighbour’s nuclear weapons programme following Pyongyang’s test launch of a ballistic missile experts say could reach the US mainland.

“President Trump called Chinese President Xi [Jinping] this morning and told him that we’ve come to the point where China must cut off the oil from North Korea. That would be a pivotal step in the world’s effort to stop this international pariah,” Washington’s United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said.

“We know the main driver of [North Korea’s] nuclear production is oil,” Haley said on Wednesday at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
The Security Council meeting pitted the US, Japan and its other allies against China and Russia, which accused the US of intensifying North Korea’s determination to develop nuclear weapons capability. Haley also accused China of not enforcing existing sanctions against North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to say, regarding stiffening North Korea's resolve to develop a steerable, targetable nuclear missle, capable of hitting the US, the Chinese Ambassador is entirely correct, that the US is completely ignoring the joint Russian/Chines proposal of "suspension for suspension", which may give negotiations a slight chance of moving forward.

It appears, with President Trump, his approach represents a "My way, or the highway!" kind of thinking.

This is absolutely the polar opposite of the approach he, Nikki Haley, Mattis, and Tillerson should be taking, to get some real tangible progress moving here.

Nov 30 11:26

Al Franken Hides Behind Senate Door From Accuser, And The Clinton Mafia Killed Kathleen Willey’s Pets...

This is awesome. Al Franken is running scared.

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Nov 30 11:18

Trump talks to Jinping after Pyongyang's ICBM launch, says US to impose more sanctions on North Korea

The US will impose additional "major sanctions" on North Korea for its latest missile test, President Donald Trump said today as he spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to press Pyonyang to halt its "provocative actions".
During the phone call, Trump underscored the determination of the US to defend itself and its allies from the growing threat posed by the North Korean regime, the White House said.

The two leaders discussed North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, it said.

The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea yesterday, and travelled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan's Economic Exclusion Zone.

"Just spoke to President Xi Jinping of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!" Trump tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder: just what does President Trump have left to throw at North Korea in terms of sanctions?!?

Food?!?

Medicine?!?

The optics of these kinds of sanctions would be thoroughly lousy, but it is possible Trump believes that they are the only methods left to avoid a military confrontation with Pyongyang.

And what of China's real influence here?!? A senior Chinese diplomat flew to Pyongyang a couple of weeks ago, but was rebuffed by Kim Jung Un.
Did North Korea's Kim Jung Un Just Slap China in the Face?!? This was as big an insult as Kim could possibly hurl at their benefactor, China, and yet he believed he could get away with it with impunity.

And if President Trump supports a military solution to the North Korean issue before the US or coalition members are actually attacked, how is China going to respond?!?

Nov 30 10:45

MORGAN STANLEY, WITH A LONG RAPSHEET FOR CORPORATE CRIMES, SAYS JEREMY CORBYN HOLDING THEM TO ACCOUNT WOULD HURT THEM WORSE THAN THE WORST BREXIT

Morgan Stanley is one of the world's largest banks, so naturally it has racked up a long list of frauds, crimes, and misdemeanors, which it has emerged from largely unscathed, thanks to the unwillingness of governments to tackle corporate crime, especially in the finance sector.

So it's not surprising that Morgan Stanley’s European equity team has issued a report warning that the returns to its shareholders will be hurt more by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party taking office than it would suffer as a result of even the most catastrophic, bungled Brexit under the Tories (who never met a crooked banker they didn't love and solicit donations from).

It's a surprising and frank admission from the bank, that its profits rely more on friendly governments than they do on competent ones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet with all their crimes, both in the US and UK, no banking executive ever goes to jail for the crimes they have committed.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING!!

Nov 30 10:40

PRIVATE COMPANIES LOOK TO CASH IN AS HOMELAND SECURITY BRINGS FACIAL RECOGNITION TO U.S. BORDERS

“Technology is far better at matching identities than humans alone,” said Dan Tancier, the CBP Field Operations official in charge of the biometric program for entry and exit into the country. “That’s a given.”

Congress may also make sweeping updates to DHS mandates. Border security legislation, sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, explicitly calls for border security officials to utilize facial recognition technology “to the greatest extent practicable.”

Experts, however, are raising concerns about the potential for abuses and errors — and especially the preservation of privacy. Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, said the DHS’s facial recognition programs “aren’t ready for takeoff.” Rudolph said that the agency has not elucidated specific rules to limit data collection, retention, and reuse with regard to facial recognition technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very soon, Americans can expect utterly no privacy whatsoever, either inside, or outside of their homes.

Every word spoken, not only on the phones but in your homes, will be survielled, collected, and analyzed; every time you take a trip to your local store, your travel patterns will be analyzed; and every keystroke on every computer you use will be logged and stored.

Americans with kids and skills, please get the hell out of this country while you still can; the utterly dystopian future that George Orwell predicted in his novel "1984" is nearly upon us in this country.

Nov 30 10:29

NERVOUS ABOUT TRAFFIC STOPS? I AM. YOU SHOULD BE, TOO

You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.

For instance, it was just a year ago, in the early morning hours of Dec. 1, 2016, when Gregory Tucker, a young African-American man, was pulled over by Louisiana police for a broken taillight.

What should have been a routine traffic stop became yet another example of police brutality in America.

Nov 30 10:25

US BOWS TO ISRAELI/SAUDI ALLIANCE IN BLAMING IRAN

Contrary to common belief, Israel supported Iran’s Islamic Republic for more than a decade in the 1980s before shifting its favors to Saudi Arabia in the 1990s and making sure the U.S. followed suit, recalls Ted Snider.

At first, American officials couldn’t believe it. In 1993, the Israelis began pressuring the Clinton administration to view Iran as the greatest global threat. Only a short time earlier, in the 1980s, Israel had been cooperating with the Iranians militarily and selling them weapons to fight Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, Tel Aviv wants regime change in Tehran, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money.

Nov 30 08:25

Supreme Court To Debate Warrantless Collection Of Cellphone Records

In one of the most important Fourth Amendment battles of the digital age, the Supreme Court is preparing to tackle a case involving law enforcement accessing cellphone records without a warrant.

Nov 30 08:18

Robots to 'take 800 million jobs by 2030'

Up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation, a new report from a consultancy has found.

Nov 30 08:17

Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn

Facebook paid just €30m in tax in Ireland on revenue of €12.6bn last year.
The company has filed accounts here showing that its profit before tax in Ireland has risen from €109.6m to €174.3m, a 59pc increase.

Nov 30 08:15

Cliven Bundy refuses to be released from jail despite judge's change of heart

A federal judge in Las Vegas has granted the release of Cliven Bundy, his two sons, and a co-defendant.

FOX5 was the first media outlet to break the story on Wednesday morning following a sealed hearing in which the judge discussed pre-trial release with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the defendants, and their attorneys.

Prosecutors appeared visibly upset when the judge publicly made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon. Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the jury before announcing her decision but would not discuss what took place during the sealed hearing or why she changed her mind on a decision made in the days leading up to the trial.

Nov 30 06:14

Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a plan intended to go beyond previous frameworks offered by the American government in pursuit of what the president calls "the ultimate deal." ... Mr. Trump and his team make no bones about being pro-Israel. The president has boasted of being Israel's "biggest friend," and Mr. Kushner, Mr. Greenblatt and Mr. Friedman are all Orthodox Jews with ties to Israel ... Still, some analysts think Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Abbas are simply playing along with the goal of ensuring the other is blamed when the process collapses.
Note: How about Israel obeying U.N. Resolutions for starters.

Nov 30 05:26

Looking for an American bipartisan issue? Try the fight against BDS

In fact, nearly half the states in the country - regardless of political majority - support anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation, belying the popular narrative that Israel has become a polarizing issue ... That there are now 24 states in the nation to have anti-BDS laws is a testament to that bipartisanship. With Executive Order no. 261 Wisconsin became the most recent state nationwide to pass a law prohibiting discriminatory boycotts of Israel in state contracting ... Some laws require states to divest public pension funds from companies that boycott Israel. Some prevent states from contracting with companies. Some do both ... The Texas law prohibits any state pension fund from investing in any country that boycotts Israel and no government entity can purchase any goods or services from a company that boycotts Israel.
Note: How can an elected representative with dual Israeli citizenship support the United States? They can't.

Nov 29 19:53

Lawyers Walk Out Of New York Court After ICE Agents Arrest Client

Dozens of defense attorneys staged an impromptu protest outside a Brooklyn, New York courthouse after a Legal Aid Society client was arrested by federal authorities on immigration charges.

Chanting “Stay out, ICE!” and “Shame on you!” attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services protested outside the Brooklyn Criminal Court on Tuesday after Genaro Rojas-Hernandez was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.

Nov 29 15:55

Cancer Researcher Found Dead In NY Hospital Bathroom

The media is reporting that a medical researcher was found dead in an Upper East Side hospital bathroom at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Police are investigating, but believe...

Nov 29 15:06

VIDEO | Watch Savannnah Guthrie Break Matt Lauer News To TODAY SHOW Audience…

I found the clip from this morning when Savannah broke the news to TODAY's audience.

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Nov 29 15:02

Polls: Roy Moore +6 And +5 Over Liberal Democrat Opponent Doug Jones

According to two new polls, anti-establishment candidate Judge Roy Moore has a solid lead over his liberal Democrat opponent Doug Jones in the Alabama special Senate election.

Nov 29 14:49

Tucker Destroys ‘Pocahontas’ In 60 Seconds

Tucker exposes the racism of Elizabeth Warren in under 60 seconds. This is fantastic tv.

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Nov 29 13:25

Garrison Keillor says he’s been fired over alleged improper behavior

Garrison Keillor, the former host of ‘‘A Prairie Home Companion,’’ said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.

Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he said he was fired over ‘‘a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.’’ He didn’t give details of the allegation.

Nov 29 13:06

PRESIDENT TRUMP TROLLS PELOSI AND SCHUMER

Here's some classic video from yesterday where Trump trolled Pelosi and Schumer.

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Nov 29 11:13

HILARIOUS VIDEO | Low Testosterone Brian Stelter Whines About Trump Giving Fake News Trophy To CNN…

So much fun watching media snowflakes complain and whine.

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Nov 29 10:47

BOOM! George Webb Files Lawsuit Against Awan Brothers

George discusses his new lawsuit against Awan Brothers and the Podesta Group.

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Nov 29 10:35

Bosnian war chief DIES after drinking bottle of POISON and yelling 'I'm not a war criminal' after his 20-year prison sentence for campaign against Muslims is upheld at The Hague

A Bosnian-Croat war chief has died after downing poison during his war crimes trial at The Hague, the Croatian Prime Minister has confirmed.

Slobodan Praljak yelled, 'I am not a war criminal!' and drank a dark liquid from a small bottle seconds after losing his appeal against a 20-year prison sentence at the International Criminal Tribunal, in the Netherlands.

'I just drank poison,' he added. 'I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.'

Nov 29 09:00

Obama to Meet Chinese, Indian Leaders on Asia Tour

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama embarked on a five-day trip to China, India, and France, where he will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi before speaking at the introductory session of the Les Napoleons Summit in Paris.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Still trying to be Presidential?

Nov 29 08:58

German Supermarket Launches Gay Chocolate Santa Claus in Rainbow Colors

The German supermarket chain Penny has introduced a new LGBT Santa Claus chocolate figure in rainbow colors just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Near the checkout lines at Penny supermarkets, customers now find special gay Christmas chocolate men, along with the traditional German Christmas treats of Spekulatius and gingerbread (Lebkuchen).

Earlier this month, the supermarket chain informed its 285,000 Facebook friends that this Christmas season customers could expect to find in their stores a special rainbow-colored “Zipfelmann” (“Tip-Man”) in a show of solidarity with the LGBT movement.

Nov 29 08:44

Bellagio casino robbed at gunpoint, suspect on the loose

A poker cage at the Bellagio Resort and Casino was robbed at gunpoint by a Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m., reports say.

Nov 29 08:37

Taibbi: New Drone Strikes Underscore How Much Power We Give Trump

While all of us were preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, the United States was busy preparing an attack on the Yemeni province of Badhya.

Residents later reported that the region spent much of the day under attack from Saudi jets and American drones, which hovered overhead and intermittently fired missiles from above.

The attacks were described as a success in most Western newspapers. The Daily Mail in London highlighted the fact that "10 Al-Qaeda Suspects" were killed in the attacks, as confirmed by government officials.

One minority-ish report by Gulf News Yemen, one of the few on-the-ground sources that covers such attacks, had details of the killings. Quoting an on-the-ground activist, it added:

"The recent US drone strikes have also killed five civilians, displaced residents and caused panic in the two areas."

Drone strikes have intensified since Donald Trump assumed the presidency.

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Nov 29 08:13

Police chief writes up his own officer for parking in a handicap spot

In just a few hours, the photo a Rayville police officer parked in handicap accessible parking spot gets shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The picture was also shared with the chief shortly after.

Nov 29 08:13

Indiana nurse loses job after saying sons of white women 'should be sacrificed'

A nurse at an Indiana hospital was let go after an offensive tweet suggesting that the sons of white women "be sacrificed to the wolves" was traced back to her Twitter account.

Nov 29 07:47

Man tries to pay ticket with pennies, gets choked by guard and defecates self: attorney

When Anthony Sevy got a parking ticket in Royal Oak, he wasn't pleased. When he went to pay his ticket with pennies, he was turned away, choked, and then defecated himself - his attorney claims.

Nov 29 07:47

Parents now spend twice as much time with their children as 50 years ago

PARENTS these days spend a lot more time with their offspring, or at least middle-class parents do. One analysis of 11 rich countries estimates that the average mother spent 54 minutes a day caring for children in 1965 but 104 minutes in 2012. Men do less than women, but far more than men in the past: their child-caring time has jumped from 16 minutes a day to 59.

Nov 29 07:39

Mysterious blasts are being reported across the globe

Mysterious blasts are being heard all over the world and no one can seem to figure out what’s causing them.

From Alabama to Michigan, Idaho to California, Russia to Denmark, experts and non-experts alike are trying to figure out whether these mysterious booms are coming from ground explosions, objects falling from the sky, or something else.

Nov 29 05:18

Trump on Missile Launch: We'll Take Care of It

President Trump’s surprise Tuesday press statement, mere hours after North Korea launched its latest test ICBM, had surprisingly little to do with North Korea, with President Trump prefacing his comments with an assurance that he’ll “take care of it.”

This is unusual, as Trump has tended to offer very bellicose screeds at every sign of North Korean activity, and talks of “totally destroying” the reclusive nation militarily. Trump followed this up with Twitter statements condemning illegal immigration and presenting North Korea’s test as proof it’s more important than ever to fund his agenda.

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Nov 28 16:01

North Korea’s new ICBM is capable of striking Washington, expert warns

There was something different about today’s ballistic missile test: according to a preliminary analysis from the Pentagon, the rocket was an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which was reported to have flown for 50 minutes, on a very high trajectory reaching 4,500 km above the earth (more than ten times higher than the orbit of Nasa’s International Space Station) before coming down nearly 1,000 km from the launch site off the west coast of Japan.

Nov 28 15:48

North Korea fires ballistic missile to the east in “latest provocation”

Reports confirm, North Korea fired a ballistic missile in an eastward direction around 3 a.m. local time Tuesday.

Nov 28 14:56

Former DOJ Prosecutor Exposes Andrew Weissmann: ‘He’s The Poster Boy For Misconduct’

Andrew Weissmann hid exculpatory evidence and threatened witnesses. He acts like a mobster, and he resides on Mueller’s team. This is good tv.

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Nov 28 13:46

SARAH SANDERS ANNIHILATES SNOWFLAKE REPORTER

Sarah destroys reporter in battle over 'Pocahontas' with one sentence. This is fantastic tv.

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Nov 28 13:20

Tucker Carlson Ridicules Mayor Of Sanctuary City To Her Face

When the female mayor of Albany, NY starts quoting the Constitution in her defense of sanctuary cities, Tucker decides to let loose.

Nov 28 12:16

JAMES O'KEEFE STRIKES THE WASHINGTON POST | Undercover Video Exposes EXTREME Anti-Trump Agenda

Here's the new sting video released last night by O'Keefe and Project Veritas.

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Nov 28 11:50

The American Dream Has Been Irreparably Broken

U.S. Senator James W. Fulbright (1905-1995) The Arrogance of Power, 1966.

Despite having met and befriended some fine Americans over the years, my long-held opinion of the U.S. in particular and the American people in general — an opinion confirmed after I read Senator Fulbright’s book in the late 60s — has not only remained doggedly unchanged, but has in fact become more entrenched and pessimistic. Such entrenched pessimism stems from the inescapable truth that regardless of an illusory concept of the “American exceptionalism” that arrogantly presumes to present itself as the “superpower” champion of democracy and human rights, the U.S. is in reality the world’s biggest violator of the very ideals it so hypocritically claims to champion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, post World War II, the "American Dream" has morphed into the American nightmare, with jobs offshored/outsourced, and the former American middle class forced into a downward spiral of diminishng returns, increasing debt, and decreasing possibilites of escape from their economic circumstances.

The growth of the bloated US military around the world, and it's position as "Enforcer" of US government rights to expropriate resources globally to which it has no moral right, is absolutely in inverse proportion to the economic status of American citizens here at home.

Finally, our "alleged representatives" in Washington are only the property of the corporations which own them, and do not at all represent the concerns and wishes of the people who put them in office.

Nov 28 11:42

Can’t You See War on the Horizon?

According to news reports in the British press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Russia’s industries to prepare themselves to be able to make a quick switch to war production.

Clearly, the Russian government would not make such an announcement unless it was convinced that the prospect of war with the West was real. For some time I have emphasized in my columns that the consequence of years of hostile actions taken by Washington and its European vassals against Russia was leading to war.

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The war I see coming is bigger than just between the US government and Russia.

The demonization of Russia, North Korea, and Iran continues apace.

And note, of late, an attempted "linkage" between North Korea and Iran, regarding North Korea's weapons program.

Demonization, coupled with sanctions, are nearly always a prelude to war.

I hope to hell that I am wrong, but I see a world war coming to this planet, within this next year, and one which will bring back the draft, in this country, of both our young men and our young women.

Nov 28 11:41

Obama Inspector General Breaks Silence After Discovering “Top Secret” Emails Passed Through Hillary’s Private Server (VIDEO)

On Monday evening, former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge that the Clinton campaign warned it would fire him after discovering evidence of “top secret,” emails passing through Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Nov 28 11:38

PHOTO | Gropey Joe Biden Strikes Again

He's basically grabbing her boobs in a public photo. This one is ridiculous.

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Nov 28 11:35

Is the Islamic State a “Geopolitical Tool”? US Looks to Southeast Asia to Unleash Its ISIS-Daesh Hordes

Western think tanks have been increasingly busy cultivating a narrative to explain the sudden and spreading presence of militants linked or fighting under the banner of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) across Southeast Asia.

This narrative – these think tanks would have audiences believe – entails militants fleeing Syria and Iraq, and entrenching themselves amid supposedly sectarian conflicts in Southeast Asia. The think tanks conveniently never mention how tens of thousands of militants are funding the logistical feat required to move them to Southeast Asia or sustain their militant operations in the region once they arrive.

Among these think tanks is the so-called International Crisis Group (ICG). In its report, “Jihadism in southern Thailand – A phantom menace,” it claims:

The decline of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the advent of ISIS-linked violence in South East Asia evince the possibility of a new era of transnational jihadist terrorism in the region.

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