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CURRENT EVENTS

Jun 04 07:59

Oregon Man Fined for Doing Math Without a License

As Reason reported earlier this year, Järlström's wife was issued a citation in May 2013 after a red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, caught her clearing an intersection a tenth of a second late. That small amount of time made Järlström—an electrical engineer by training—curious. He started researching traffic light timing in the city.

Jun 04 07:47

STUDY BY MIT ECONOMIST: U.S. HAS REGRESSED TO A THIRD-WORLD NATION FOR MOST OF ITS CITIZENS

America divided – this concept increasingly graces political discourse in the U.S., pitting left against right, conservative thought against the liberal agenda. But for decades, Americans have been rearranging along another divide, one just as stark if not far more significant – a chasm once bridged by a flourishing middle class.

Peter Temin, Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, believes the ongoing death of “middle America” has sparked the emergence of two countries within one, the hallmark of developing nations. In his new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, Temin paints a bleak picture where one country has a bounty of resources and power, and the other toils day after day with minimal access to the long-coveted American dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am seeing how this is playing out on Oahu, and it is not pretty. There are far more homeless than I remember when we arrived here, 20 years ago, and many more panhandlers.

And because we understand how food insecurity is hitting many low income families, and particularly their kids, we contribute to two food bank programs, both co-sponsored by my local church, and in conjunction with a local Catholic church. By the time public funds for food run out (which is usually the third week of the month), there is a "gap" of about a week where these food insecure families cannot buy food, even if they are the wisest, and most careful, of shoppers.

Kids cannot learn if their tummies are growling, because they are hungry.

The way the elementary school program is handled, the kids, who have been certified by the state as coming from food-insecure families, are called away from their classes, and given back packs, filled with basic supplies, like pasta, dried milk, and canned fruits and veggies, to fill the gap. There are a lot of kind-hearted volunteers at both churches who make this happen.

Jun 04 07:22

56-minute video: 100 US College/University secret societies documented with skulls, daggers, devils producing the .01% satanists ‘leading’ lie-filled illegal US rogue state empire

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Truthstream Media’s professional 56-minute documentary of 100 secret societies at US colleges and universities feeding US “leadership:”

Secret societies, ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious lies, crimes

The societies try to be “secret,” but their lies and crimes are Emperor’s New Clothes obvious for anyone caring to apply a high school level of education to look:

The US is a literal rogue state empire led by neocolonial looting liars. The history is uncontested and taught to anyone taking comprehensive courses. If anyone has any refutations of this professional academic factual claim for any of this easy-to-read and documented content, please provide it. Rogue state empire is the most accurate term to describe the US for the following reasons:

People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion:

Jun 04 07:01

Going Against Trump, NYC Mayor Signs Executive Order Committing City to Climate Agreement

The symbolic resistance against Trump's climate agenda took another step on Friday evening, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order reaffirming the city’s commitment to the Paris climate change agreement despite, or rather due to, Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the agreement.

Jun 04 06:58

180 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out: 'The group of mayors, who represent more than 51 million Americans and some of the largest U.S. cities, outlined a plan to align with the other 194 nations that adopted the accord'

The mayors who previously pledged to ignore President Donald Trump’s climate change policies have upped their commitment after he announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord: At least 187 cities are adopting the historic agreement themselves.

Jun 04 06:44

180 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out: 'The group of mayors, who represent more than 51 million Americans and some of the largest U.S. cities, outlined a plan to align with the other 194 nations that adopted the accord'

The mayors who previously pledged to ignore President Donald Trump’s climate change policies have upped their commitment after he announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord: At least 187 cities are adopting the historic agreement themselves.

Jun 04 06:44

Creators of the Faked Planned Parenthood Videos Charged With 15 Felonies, Sentenced to Prison

Two of the individuals responsible for the anti-abortion and anti-planned parenthood recordings of Planned Parenthood employees have been charged with 15 felonies, according to The Associated Press. The two were heavily involved in the recordings that attempted to expose what they believed to be damning evidence against the very popular healthcare organization, although many view their efforts as a bid to mislead and smear the company.

Jun 04 06:29

Remember Clinton & Lynch Secret Tarmac Meeting? It Was Recorded!

By now, many people would have already forgotten about the infamous tarmac meeting between Hillary Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch; a conversation that they claimed was purely about grandchildren and golf. But not the folks at Judicial Watch, who have doggedly filed FOIA requests regarding the Clinton-Lynch communications. Turns out that because all conversations on government planes are recorded, the NSA does in fact have a record of said conversation. But they won’t release it.

Jun 04 03:18

London Bridge: Fatalities Reported After Two Terrorist Attacks in Capital

London is reeling after armed police scrambled to respond to two incidents that have been declared as acts of terrorism — with more than one person reported to have been killed and a number of left injured less than a week before the election.

Jun 03 22:46

Jack Posobiec: Why does CNN cover-up Antifa?

Double-plus ungood. Try it yourself. Seems odd to me.

Jun 03 21:35

Soros is Funding an Enormous Network of Anti-Trump Groups; Shocked? (Video)

As we have said many times before, Trump’s election have sent the globalists into a frenzy. With his nationalist ‘America first’ policies that he is determined to enact, the globalists have been foaming at the mouth as they try to take him down. And none other than billionaire globalist George Soros has been leading the charge from behind the scenes, fueling his money into anti-Trump leftwing political activist groups.

In the following video, Right Wing News takes a look at the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, which openly admits to receiving funds from Soros. The fund also announced at a spring gala that it would be heading up the new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span 32 states and have 48 local partners. And its sister organization, the Center for Popular Democracy, was founded in 2012 and consists of old chapters of ACORN. As always, the globalists are relentless in their quest to bring Trump down; but will they succeed?

Jun 03 19:15

US State Department official’s 19 seconds of stupefied silence after questioned why Iran’s democracy is criticized when US supports Saud family dictatorship claiming to own a whole country, joining 3 previous tragic-comedies attempting to hide US empire

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Career “diplomat” and twice US Ambassador to Middle East countries, 58-year-old Assistant Secretary of State Stuart Jones took 19 seconds to invent an “official” response to a press conference question of how the US can criticize Iran’s democracy while praising the dictatorial Saud family who claims to own a country. Video with James Corbett’s analysis:

Truthstream Media’s 8-minute analysis, including a history of such State Department official double-speaks:

Context: President Trump lies for more illegal Wars of Aggression on Syria, Iran

Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Stuart Jones traveled to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Rome. President Trump addressed the Saud family and associated vassal states on in a literal fire and brimstone speech that repeated criminal threats on Iran and Syria:

Jun 03 17:34

Did You Know It's Possible to Return to Pre-Boycott YouTube Income? (Video)

Do you have a YouTube channel, but you've given up making money with it in the current ad revenue environment? Then we have good news for you! There is no doubt, the past couple months have been rough for all YouTube content creators, including us. Anyone who had grown accustomed to an income from YouTube was smacked with a rude awakening when the ad boycott began back in March. Here at Right Wing News, we come bearing good news!

Thanks to the much-appreciated support from our fans via Patreon, Go-Fund-Me, and PayPal, and thanks to a set of investors (who will be revealed at a later time) who believed both in free speech, and in us here at Right Wing News, we've managed to stay afloat long enough without income (not by much), to allow us adequately research how to work within the new YouTube system.

Jun 03 15:54

3 Suspected Terror Incidents in London ---BREAKING

London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians, witness says

Jun 03 15:51

Van Rams Into Pedestrians On London Bridge Followed By Knife Attack

In what appears to be a repeat of the deadly March 22 terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge in London, on Saturday night a white van rammed into as many as 15-20 pedestrians as "several people mowed down" on London Bridge in central London in what has been dubbed a "major incident." The incident happened at 10.30pm on Saturday. According to preliminary reports there have been at least 6 victims, and a cab driver on the bridge has reported he saw a stabbing man. About five people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.

Jun 03 15:48

LA Mayor Worried: “Immigration Crackdown Could Spark Riots!” (Video)

The sad reality of the immigration debate in this country today is that a significant portion of the population feels that federal law shouldn’t be enforced and that illegal immigrants should not be deported. With President Trump making good on his promise to crack down on illegal immigrants and ICE being empowered to actually do their job for once, there are very real concerns that the whole situation could quickly turn violent.

In the following video, Right Wing News examines statements by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti who feels that his city could be tinderbox following increasing ICE enforcement. Sadly, regardless of Garcetti’s own pro-illegal immigration liberal views, he is not wrong. The situation is indeed very volatile and there is a very real possibility that violent riots could ensue. But will it happen, and how soon?

Jun 03 14:58

Police Departments Preparing For Riots To Combat DNC’s Summer of Rage (Video)

The political divide in America has never been starker, and the simmering tensions between both sides may soon boil over into all out violence. Already we see left-wing protestors more and more inclined to use violence and intimidation to get their message across, which naturally results in similar push-back from the other side. And it’s not just the activist groups that are gearing up; all across the country, police departments are getting ready.

Jun 03 13:32

One America NewsSpeaks with Judicial Watch --- Investigation into Murder of Seth Rich

While One America News conducts its in depth investigation, Judicial Watch is also taking action

Jun 03 11:24

Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Savingby Tyler Durden

The other day I was in my local branch of a Too Big To Fail bank where I have a few accounts. One of them is a savings account in which I keep some of my "dry powder" cash stored.

It had been a while since I had checked what kind of return the savings account offered. I knew it was pretty low, but there have been a few Fed rate hikes since the last time I had checked. So I asked the teller to look up the current rate the account was yielding.

Any guesses?

It's 0.06%.

Not 0.6%. And definitely not the 6% I remember receiving when I was a teenager. 0.06%.

As in, put $100,000 into your savings account and get back a whopping $60 per year.

Jun 03 11:15

Escalated US War on Syria Likely

In March 2011, Obama launched war on Syria, using ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists as imperial foot soldiers.

The aim then and now is destroying Syrian sovereignty, ousting Assad, replacing him with a pro-Western puppet, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating Iran ahead of a similar scheme against its government, and claiming another US imperial trophy.

That’s what the war is all about, orchestrated by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. There’s nothing civil about it – one of many Big Lies about what’s going on.

Russia’s good faith efforts to resolve things diplomatically are consistently undermined by Washington and its rogue allies – NATO, Turkey, the Saudis, Israel and others.

NATO’s announced escalated “fight against terrorism” beyond its current involvement in Syria and elsewhere, along with the enormous arms deal Trump arranged with Riyadh is bad news for hoped for Middle East peace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know what the Vegas odds are concerning US/Russian military starting to trade fire in Syria, but were I a betting person, I would bet that those odds are pretty good for something like this happening, and soon, unfortunately.

I have a really hard time believing that the senior NATO Command really wants a war with Russia over Syria, but apparently, and most unfortunately, this is where things appear to be headed right now.

Jun 03 11:03

Mattis calls North Korea's threats 'clear and present danger,' criticizes ally China

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in no uncertain terms Saturday that North Korea presented a "clear and present danger," while also criticizing China for ratcheting up the tension over contested islands in the South China Sea.

His sharp words for both countries suggested he believed China would, out of self-interest, pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs even as Washington pushes Beijing to change course in the South China Sea.

Speaking at an international security conference in Singapore, Mattis said the Trump administration was encouraged by China's renewed commitment to working with the U.S. and others to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. He also said he thought Beijing ultimately would see Kim Jong Un's regime as a liability rather than an asset.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot tell you the number of huge military aircraft which we can hear coming over the island of Oahu; but those flights have been very intense, of late.

I am expecting the war drums to heat up regarding North Korea in a very short time, and have to wonder if President Trump will give Chinese President Xi Jingping the "100 days to sort the problem" that he promised him, which would theoretically end at the end of this month.

I hope we are not also headed toward a war with China, because Mike and I are situated very close to a first-strike target here!

Jun 03 10:58

Hannity Claims He Is ‘Making Progress’ On the DNC/Seth Rich Case (Video)

Anyone who has examined the real facts behind the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich knows that there is something fishy afoot. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange himself has even implied that Seth Rich was the infamous DNC leaker. Sadly, anyone who even dares question the official narrative behind the murder has been slapped with the all too common ‘conspiracy theorist’ label; a label that is too often used nowadays to silence dissent and destroy credibility. But Sean Hannity isn’t having it.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at Hannity’s recent statements in which he teases that he has been making progress in discovering the actual truth behind Rich’s murder. Despite pressure from corporate advertisers and even Rich’s family themselves, Hannity understands that the implications behind the truth of Rich’s murder is too important for him to be silent. After all this time, will the truth finally be revealed?

Jun 03 10:50

The Atrocious U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Horrific conditions in Yemen continue to grow worse:

Cholera deaths in war-torn Yemen have surged into the hundreds, more than a quarter of Yemenis face famine, and parents are selling girls into marriage to buy food, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-enabled, Saudi-led occupation of Yemen has produced human tragedy, death, and disease in monumental proportions.

Mr. President, I am singularly, morally uncomfortable with my country being complicit in war crimes, as it is in Yemen.

And sir, do you happen to remember how many names were on the ballot when Al-Hadi, the corrupt, former President was "elected" ?!?

Only one; that of Al-Hadi.

Jun 03 10:42

Weather Channel Founder Backs Trump, Tells The TRUTH About Global Warming…

Listen to Weather Channel Founder on How the HOAX Began.
http://thetruthdivision.com/2017/06/just-weather-channel-founder-backs...

It turns out that the government has been manipulating climate computer models. This means that the American tax payers are being charged $4.7 billion a year in taxes that are being used to fund organizations that carry out meaningless studies based on bad science. Basically, the American people are paying fake scientists to lie to them.

Government actions to counter “carbon pollution” have raised the cost of fuel, electricity and food by an average of $1000 per year for an average American family of four. If that family of four would only open their Internet browsers and see that the Antarctic Sea is at an all time high and sea levels are rising at an “alarming” rate of around 6 inches per century, they would feel outraged that they’re being taken advantage of, at least one would hope.

Jun 03 10:29

Maxine Goes Ballistic (Yes... Again!)...

Two words are most appropriate to describe Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters: "batsh** insane." On any given day, "Unhinged" normally works well too! Already when called out on live TV about her previous statements, which are on record (and linked below), Maxine has gone on to emphatically deny them despite all evidence to the contrary, including the videos of her making the statements. Instead of focusing on helping her constituents, Maxine is only focused on one thing: getting Trump impeached.

Jun 03 09:23

UH-OH! A LEGAL FOUNDATION JUST PROVED ONE OF TRUMP'S CLAIMS TO BE TRUE!!!

Around the time of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump sparked controversy by suggesting that millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizens were illegally casting ballots, undoubtedly swaying elections in the close “swing states” where elections can be decided by rather slim margins.

Jun 03 09:14

Air Force Vet Sentenced To 35 Years For Trying To Join ISIS

In a statement on Wednesday, Acting United States Attorney Bridget Rohde told the press the sentence was a powerful message to those who support terrorism. "The defendant turned his back on his country, and the military he once served, to attempt to join a brutally violent terrorist organization committed to the slaughter of innocent people throughout the world," said Rohde.

Jun 03 09:12

EMBARRASSING: Huffington Post Loses Its Mind With Headline Over Trump Paris Accord Pullout

he Left lost its mind following President Trump's press conference yesterday announcing the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Accord. As Daily Wire's Aaron Bandler wrote yesterday, organizations like the ACLU and leftist hacks like Deray McKesson responded to the announcement in their usual melodramatic manner.

Jun 03 09:10

Father Tries To Teach Son Lesson By Doing Heroin, Almost Dies

A father of a drug addict nearly died from an overdose Wednesday in New York City after shooting up his son’s stash of heroin in an attempt to teach him a lesson.

Jun 03 08:28

The Deep State Plans Are In Jeopardy, In Desperation They Are Considering This

Kathy Griffin is now playing the victim card as venues cancel her shows. The world is reeling from Trump removing the US from the Paris Climate Accord. The deep state is now desperate and is planning to retaliate to punish the US in not following what they want to do.

Jun 03 08:14

New Jersey Becomes the 12th State to Consider Right to Repair Legislation

NEW JERSEY WILL PUSH TO MAKE FIXING YOUR GADGETS EASIER.

New Jersey assemblyman Paul Moriarty knows that his office is about to get a lot of calls from the tech industry's biggest lobbyists.
"I assume it goes something like this—people introduce legislation, the industry hires lobbyists that descend upon the statehouse, they kill the bill," Moriarty told me. "If we're the 12th state, they have a well-oiled machine on how to tackle this, but I'm used to that."

Jun 03 08:13

Walmart Is Accused of Punishing Workers for Sick Days

A report released Thursday by a workers’ advocacy group says Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, routinely refuses to accept doctors’ notes, penalizes workers who need to take care of a sick family member and otherwise punishes employees for lawful absences.

Jun 03 07:53

NJ teacher arrested after allegedly using hidden camera to take pictures up female students’ skirts

A New Jersey high school teacher was arrested Wednesday for allegedly using a hidden camera to capture pictures and video underneath the skirts, dresses, and even loose fitting shorts of female students in the school hallways.

Jun 03 07:51

Brooklyn coffee shop removes bathroom sign after being accused of promoting ‘rape culture’

The sign was quickly lambasted on social media, with users accusing the coffee shop of being “sexist,” promoting “violence against women,” and encouraging “rape culture.” But Luca Tesconi, for his part, told DNAInfo it was nothing more than “an innocent stupid sign.”

Jun 03 07:51

Missing the Real Noriega Story

The mainstream media’s obituaries for Gen. Manuel Noriega missed the real story: the U.S. government’s rank hypocrisy in justifying a bloody invasion that deepened Panama’s role in the drug trade, explains Jonathan Marshall.

The death of former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega on May 29 elicited few if any tears. But it should have sparked more reflection in the United States on his ugly history of service to the CIA, the hypocrisy of Washington’s sudden discovery of his abuses once Noriega became an unreliable ally against the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and the George H.W. Bush administration’s bloody and illegal invasion of Panama in December 1989.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The invasion of Panama; Noriega's ouster, faux trial, and imprisonment; and the subsequent massive surge in the sale of cocaine in Panama, can be laid squarely at the feet of the Bush/Clinton Narcopracy.

Jun 03 07:41

In an Unprecedented Court Escalation, Trump Protesters Could Be Facing Decades in Prison for Inauguration Demonstrations

Nearly six months after Donald Trump was sworn into office, more than 200 protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest his inauguration are facing felony charges that carry sentences of 70 to 80 years.

According to Al Jazeera, the 212 protesters were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department and initially charged with felony rioting, a crime that carries a 10-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. On April 27, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia added additional charges that include urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and destruction of property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peaceful protest is enshrined in the language of the First Amendment to the Constitution; that being said, if they were not peaceful, protestors should have known what they were in for before they rioted, and destroyed property, if, in fact, they were able to read.

I am a strong First Amendment person who believes absolutely in peaceful protest, expression, and witness to one's convictions; however, riots, hurting people, and destroy property are big, hairy tacky no-nos, in my world.

Jun 03 07:33

Former State Dept Officials Brag They Derailed Normalization of US-Russia Ties

Obama-era State Department officials engaged in what they are describing as an “intense,” behind-the-scenes campaign to prevent President Trump from normalization US relations with Russia shortly after he took office. The officials, who include former Obama Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, claim to have been the impetus behind the Senate resolution which aimed to forbid easing sanctions on Russia without Congressional permission.

Though President Trump made much of his intention to normalize ties with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, he had publicly abandoned that proposal by the late-January, early-February period during which this effort supposedly happened, insisting he was holding off on sanctions relief on Russia for concessions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such actions are not something about which to "brag", because they set this country on a potential collision course which could lead to a shooting war with Russia, something for which the American military is sorely unprepared.

And I say this because right now, our military does not have the troop strength; the weaponry; the money, or the manufacturing to insure success in a conventional war against Russia.

Jun 03 07:29

Israel Expected to Announce 2,600 New Settlement Units in West Bank: Settler Leaders Condemn Planned Announcement as 'Insufficient'

According to Israeli NGO Peace Now, the Israeli Civil Administration is planning to announce some 2,600 new settlement housing units across the occupied West Bank. This includes 2,500 in existing settlements, and 102 units in the new Amichai settlement.

In addition to the controversial new settlement, some 1,000 of the settlement units are said to be slated for isolated settlements outside of the major blocs, and other areas deep within the West Bank, moves likely to significantly undermine any chances for peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word please; note that after your visit to Israel, and your strong, and publicly expressed desire to see peace happen between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the government of Israel has, collectively and effectively, "relieved itself" in your face, and are telling you it's raining.

With the signing off on these settlements, not only has the Israeli government squelched any possible peace deal you might have wanted to broker, but also, because of the engineering of the locations of these Jewish-only settlements, made it impossible for a contiguous state of Palestine to exist.

With "friends" like Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, who needs enemies?!?

Jun 03 07:28

President Trump signs two more bills to help this group of heroes!

President Trump signs two police-related bills

Jun 03 07:28

Florida man’s home raided by police during Facebook Live session. You have to see how it ends.

22-year-old Breon Hollings, a Jacksonville, Fla. resident, was seen flaunting handfuls of cash during a Facebook Live stream Thursday night when local law enforcement raided his residence and arrested him.

Jun 03 07:27

Man Exposes Government Stupidity With Hilarious Drivers License Photo

His driver's license is crucial to making the ends meet for his household, but there's one big catch.
"Pastafarianism is part of the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which says the World was created 5,000 years ago by a Flying Spaghetti Monster," explained Corbett.

Jun 03 07:20

CIA’s New Iran Chief Is a Sign of Trump’s ‘Hard Line’ on Iran

The CIA has appointed Michael D’Andrea, who is colloquially known as “Ayatollah Mike,” as the new chief of their anti-Iran operations. D’Andrea had previously participated in the hunt for bin Laden, was said to be heavily involved in the CIA’s torture program against al-Qaeda detainees, and then oversaw the CIA drone war worldwide, with its huge death toll of both civilians and “suspects.”

As someone who oversaw torture and widespread killing by CIA forces, and is seen as a particularly aggressive figure, D’Andrea’s appointment to the Iran post is seen as a sign that the Trump Administration is taking a “hard line” toward Iran.

Exactly what a hard line toward Iran means, in the midst of repeated international confirmations that Iran is complying with its requirements under the P5+1 nuclear deal, is not clear, though Trump has repeatedly expressed opposition to the P5+1 deal, and may still be looking for an out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appointment is absolutely sending the wrong message.

President Trump, a word, please.

Iran hasn't started a war in over 200 years. Yes, it is a theocracy, but one which does have elections, and a Constitution.

Israel has no Constitution, after over 60 years of existence.

Over 50% of Iran's scientists are women.

They have managed to grow their economy, even in spite of Western sanctions against it, and its economic growth is somewhere around 5.5% (a lot better than the US economy is doing right now, thank you very much).

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

Mr. President, I am deeply concerned that you have thrown the US's geopolitical lot in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, a country which has a human rights record which would make Attila the Hun look downright compassionate.

And I understand that your anti-Iran rhetoric is being spoon-fed to you right now by both Saudi Arabia, and Israel, which both see Iran as an "existential threat", when all it has done is to create a theocratic, functioning state, and whose people are living very much better than they did under the US puppet, the Shah.

I respectfully request that you re-think this CIA appointment. On American TV, you are noted for two words: "You're fired!" This is what you most probably need to say to Michael D’Andrea, before any further damage can be done to US/Iranian relations (and those relations are bad enough already, sir).

Any military combat against Iran will almost certainly mean a war with Russia, and the US military does not have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia over Iran.

Jun 03 07:15

KATHY GRIFFIN PRESS CONFERENCE TWITTER TWEETS AND MEMES [JUNE 3, 2017]

Jun 03 06:56

HERE'S THE REAL PHOTO KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS KEPT SECRET...

Hollywood D-list “celebrity” Kathy Griffin is trying desperately to recover after her publicity stunt against Donald Trump went horribly wrong. Now, a photo from Griffin’s past proves that while she’s trying to “save face,” the term “two faced” is definitely more fitting.

Jun 03 06:51

NATO Might Invoke Article 5 Over a Serious Cyberattack

NATO officials at a conference in Estonia are discussing the risks of cyberattacks, and talking up the possibility of invoking Article 5, an alliance-wide obligation for member nations to come to the military defense of the attacked nation, in the event of “certain” cyberattacks.

CyberProject Director Catherine Lotrionte said there would need to be a “legal threshold” for the triggering of Article 5, and that such an action would need to only be considered in the case of a “grave threat” which is also “current,” and not in retaliation for something that happened years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is NATO telegraphing a coming computer "false flag" to be blamed on the "villain du jure" ?!?

Take your pick; a DOS attack to be blamed on Russia, Iran, or perhaps North Korea, as an "excuse" to fight back, and with actual military combat?!?

Nothing would surprise me here.

Jun 03 06:45

IAEA: Iran Continues to Comply With Nuclear Deal

The latest quarterly report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is continuing to comply with all of its requirements under the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that its stockpiles of low enriched uranium remain well below negotiated caps.

The IAEA report also confirmed that Iran has made no attempt to construct a heavy water reactor at Arak. Iran is expected to ultimately build a reactor at Arak to produce medical isotopes, though under the P5+1 deal the international community is to offer an alternative design that produces less plutonium as a waste product.

The lack of an active heavy water reactor, along with continued struggles to sell their excess heavy water on the international market, means Iran is once again nearing the “cap” on a heavy water stockpile. The P5+1 deal was supposed to assure Iran an export market for excess heavy water, to help recoup the cost of a production facility no longer needed because of the Arak redesign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if IAEA says that Iran is complying completely with the P5+1 Accords, why is the US still demonizing it?!?

The short answer is, because Israel wants it destroyed and balkanised, as it, allegedly represents an "existential threat" to Israel, even though it has not started a war in over 200 years.

And BTW, if you have not seen it yet, please enjoy the following video, done by a very charming Jewish vidiographer: "Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran"
Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran

This is a very lovely video about the current status of Jews living in Iran, and the short story is, they are thriving here, and not likely to "make aliyah" (move to Israel) any time soon.

Jun 03 06:32

SIGNED AS LAW: NEVADA LEGALIZES COMMERCIAL HEMP PRODUCTION, DESPITE FEDERAL PROHIBITION

Today, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law to legalize commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. Passage into law sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

A bipartisan coalition of 12 legislators introduced Senate Bill 396 (SB396) in March. The legislation would authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp for commercial purposes and the production of agricultural hemp seed in Nevada. The new law expands current law that only allows an institution of higher education or the Nevada Department of Agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes conducted under an agricultural pilot program or for other agricultural or academic research. Under the new law, the state will create separate licensing programs for growers, handlers and producers of hemp seed.

Jun 03 06:29

STUDY: CRISPR GENE-EDITING IGNITES TONS OF UNINTENTIONAL GENETIC MUTATIONS

CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing has been hailed as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of our lifetime.

The technology is often called “molecular scissors” for its ability to “cut and paste” pieces of DNA, thereby removing unwanted traits and replacing them with more desirable ones. CRISPR is being celebrated for its accuracy, but a recent study sheds light on some imperfections surrounding the technology that we should be aware of.

When researchers at Columbia University used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct blindness in mice, they found that the process did successfully edit the gene responsible for blindness. However, it also caused unintentional mutations to more than 1,000 other genes. It’s exactly what critics of the technology have been warning about – that in the process of “fixing” part of the human genome, scientists could actually wind up doing irreparable damage. [1]

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Until these problems are fixed with the technology, it should not be used in human trials, period, end of discussion.

Jun 03 06:25

DNC LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS REPORT RECEIVING NEW OMINOUS PHONE CALLS

Social media accounts belonging to attorney Elizabeth Lee Beck recently reported receiving a voice modulated phone call from a number which matched Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ office. Earlier today, Beck stated via social media that co-counsel, Cullin O’Brien had received threatening anonymous calls.

The Becks wrote that the latest call to their co-counsel Cullin O’Brien had referenced Cullin’s family and mentioned the recent death of U.S. Federal Prosecutor Whisenant, whose body was found on Hollywood beach, located in the same county as Cullin O’brien. Disobedient Media previously reported that Beranton Whisenant’s body was found in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ 23rd district in Southern Florida.

Elizabeth Lee Beck reported further threatening calls.
Attorneys Jared Beck and Elizabeth Lee Beck filed a class-action lawsuit last year against the DNC and former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the DNC leaks exposed deep corruption in the Democratic Party establishment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely how the Clintonista Cartel operates; I remember, very clearly, after the Clintons not only got Mike fired, for publicly asking questions about the image of Vince Foster's body in the staged shot sent to the media, but also blacklisted him by telling CGI houses in Greater Los Angeles, that every bit of work on his demo reel was stolen. Because Mike had a published number, as he wanted to make sure CGI houses could find him for work, the death threats started pouring in.

I would advise the Becks and the O'Briens to hire a security team, and keep recording those death threats. These threats are as serious as a heart attack, and the only way they can be kept from getting real, is to hire a crack security team which has never, ever worked for Democratic operatives.

Jun 03 06:16

EVERGREEN STATE FACULTY TURN ON BRET WEINSTEIN, SAY HE ‘ENDANGERED’ STUDENTS

A letter was sent Friday to students by the faculty at Evergreen State College, saying they stand behind the protesters and wish to pursue disciplinary action against Professor Brett Weinstein.

The Oregon college of about 4,000 students erupted in protests last week after Weinstein, a leftwing biology professor, told student activists he did not agree with their “Day of Absence” plans. The Day of Absence is usually conducted by students of color leaving the campus for the day, to bring awareness to their presence and issues. This year, however, student activists wanted all white students and faculty to leave for the day. Weinstein, who supported the former Days of Absence, called this year’s plan an act of oppression.

The blowup was highly publicized by the media, and the campus was shut down yesterday and today due to a man calling local police, threatening to shoot up the school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Endangering students" by not agreeing to their demands that no Caucasians be allowed on campus for the "Day of Absence"?!?

When in Sam Hill did college education get so messed up?!?

And before ANYONE accuses me of "racism", etc., etc., let me remind you that I graduated from Cal States Dominguez Hills (Compton-adjacent), and we had a "rainbow college community" which just got along beautifully, because we all had our eyes of the prize of a college education which would better our opportunities for work, once we graduated.

And it didn't matter that we were this crazy quilt pastiche of Asians, Hispanics, African-Americans, and...people who looked like me.

Weinstein will probably lose tenure, and get fired, for making what, I think, is a reasonable observation about this "Day of Absence".

And that is a bloody shame; and I say this, because no problem in society, even in college, can be resolved, without all of us, working to make this world a better place, together as a team, no matter what our ethnic background may be.

Jun 02 14:45

Obama's FBI Tried to Bribe Hacker with Cash, US Citizenship, to Say He Hacked Clinton for Trump, Putin

"[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton's inbox for [U.S. President Donald Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Nikulin wrote,

Jun 02 14:30

Miami Mayor can't answer one simple question by Tucker Carlson

This is a perfect example of just how brain dead the left really is

Jun 02 14:18

TKO: ROSEANNE BARR JUST EXPOSED KATHY GRIFFIN FOR WHO SHE REALLY IS! LOOK WHAT SHE SAID…

Comedienne Kathy Griffin posted a photo and video of her holding a severed Donald Trump head. Griffin did it with photographer Tyler Shields. It was disgusting. Look who just stepped up to defend the Trump family. It’s…

Jun 02 13:08

Trump Signs Waiver Delaying Israel Embassy Move

Though he waited until the last possible moment to actually sign the document, President Trump today signed a waiver for the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, delaying the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Trump Administration had been indicating such a delay for weeks, though officially he’d been “undecided” until today, the deadline for the waiver.

White House officials, who were refusing all comment as recently as yesterday, today confirmed that President Trump they are maximizing chances of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians by holding off on the embassy move. The Israeli government is harshly criticizing the delay, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying not moving the embassy would “delay” the peace deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very relieved that he did sign the waiver; to not have done this would have had a catastrophic effect on any possibility of a Palestinian state, and true Middle East peace.

Jun 02 13:05

Trump Moves to Keep CIA Torture Report Secret

The likelihood of the full version of the 2014 CIA torture report compiled by the Senate Intelligence Committee ever being made public has dropped precipitously, as President Trump has begun returning all copies of the still-classified document to the committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R – NC).

Government documents, even classified ones, are supposed to eventually be made public under the Freedom of Information Act, and while the federal government has long gone out of its way to skirt FOIA requirements anyhow, Congress is outright exempt,, meaning if they get all the copies, they likely disappear forever.

Burr’s call to recover all the documents is highly unusual, and Trump’s agreement to do so is even more-so. The 6,700 page document excoriated US torture policies after 9/11, and noted that not a single incident of a terrorist attack had been foiled because of the torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US government signs off on torture, or subcontracts it, what such torture does it to remind both US citizens and the rest of the world, that any notion of the US government respecting the basic human rights of prisoners of war, or any dignity which might be ascribed to them, has been thrown out of the window, by the US government.

This also gives foreign countries which don't like the US very much carte blanche to do the same to American citizens and military members; please think about that, particularly if you have family and friends in the US military.

Furthermore, torture, as a way of extracting information is completely counter-productive, and non-actionable, because the tortured individual will say ANYTHING the torturers want to hear, just to get the torture to stop.

Back in World War II, there was an intelligence officer who only used kindness and support to extract meaningful information. His name is Hans Sharff:

Has Sharff; the German intelligence officer who used kindness as a way to get actionable information

This man was so revered by the US military, that after World War 11, he was invited by the US military to instruct our military in humane and effective information extraction.

This country sure as heck needs another Hans Sharff and right the heck now.

Jun 02 12:49

Russia Preparing Response to N Korea-Related US Sanctions on Russian Companies

Moscow is considering appropriate response to the latest US sanctions against Russian companies but does not want to bring bilateral relations to an impasse, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Thursday.

"We will be determine our answer based on the need not to drive our relations completely to a dead-end and work on the prospect of improving them. Today's actions of the US Treasury do not help accomplishing this task," he added.

Moreover, the Treasury sanctioned Russian, Chinese and North Korean nationals in connection with Pyongyang’s ballistics and nuclear programs. The individuals sanctioned were Igor Aleksandrovich Michurin of Russia, Ri Song-hyok from China and Kim Su-kwang from North Korea.

As a result of the sanctions, all of Michurin and the companies’ assets subject to US jurisdiction are frozen and US companies are prohibited from doing business with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US Treasury Department can prove that these individuals are colluding with North Korea and enabling its weapons program...how, please?!?

Where is a shred of evidence that this is happening, because absolutely nothing has been put into public discussion about why these people, and companies, are being sanctioned by the US Treasury Department?!?

In short, the US Treasury Department is doing this because it can, to further demonize both Russia and North Korea.

Jun 02 12:43

CNN host mocks Hillary: ‘The Russians cloaked WI so she couldn’t find on map’

Now even the Clinton News Network is mocking Hillary’s Blame Tour.

After Clinton pointed a finger at James Comey, Wikileaks, “1000 Russian agents,” prognosticators who played up an “assumption” she was going to win, and several other culprits on Wednesday for her November loss to Donald Trump, it all proved to be too much even for CNN.

During a round table discussion with DC reporters today, host John King dismissed her excuses by saying, “You don’t understand: The Russians cloaked Wisconsin,” referring to Clinton’s ignoring the battleground state until it was too late.

“So she couldn’t find it on a map to get there and campaign there,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The public media tide is slowly turning against Hillary, and her absolutely pathological inability to face the truth of why she really lost in 2016.

This... is good news.

Jun 02 12:41

Kathy Griffin on Donald Trump photo scandal | FULL PRESS CONFERENCE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kathy digs her own grave deeper. Look at the thumbs down count!

Jun 02 12:37

Kathy Griffin Slams Trump Family For Bullying Her On Social Media

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kathy, a word, please.

You appear to take no responsibility here for that "John the Baptist with severed head" image, with you playing the role of Salome, very satisfactorily appearing to hold that severed head of President Trump in your hand.

Images have consequences; this one appears to have you endorsing the assassination of a sitting President. This is illegal, and should President Trump want to pursue it, punishable by law:

18 U.S. Code § 1751 - Presidential and Presidential staff assassination, kidnapping, and assault; penalties18 U.S.C. § 879 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 879. Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons - See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-879.html#sthash.Sta0QEz9.dpuf

Kathy, you are a bright, capable woman, and you have made me laugh many times; a lot of work you have done, I've liked.

Yes, there are many things the Trump administration has done that I utterly despise, like the recent deal to arm Saudi Arabia to the teeth for an ultimate war to regime change Iran; but I do it with logic, and point out the unintended consequences of President Trump's administrations decisions.

And you have the nerve to talk about the family bullying you, when that image, so ironically biblical for a non-believer, appeared to be very much, and very publicly, endorsing the assassination of President Trump?!?

Let's get real, here; who was actually bullying whom?!? And you didn't realise that this would turn you into Kryptonite, from a standpoint of people who might hire you?!?

So Kathy, there are two phone calls you need to make, and right the hell now.

One is to the best crisis management counselor you can find (you need to reach out to the Clintons and the DNC on this one; they have companies like this on speed dial), and the other is to your accountant, to find out how you are going to live if there is no more income from performance or TV shows, coming for a long time into the future.

Jun 02 12:35

Scott Adams: Betting on Climate Change

Did you notice the stock market rising sharply after President Trump announced he would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord and – according to CNN – destroy the entire planet? Markets are irrational, but still, it’s hard to reconcile a decision to destroy civilization with a rise in investor confidence.

What should I make of the fact so many citizens say global warming is an existential danger while the people who have money are (apparently) betting against it? How does that make sense?

Jun 02 12:35

Desperate Communist Democrats grabbing for Straws on the Sinking Ship!

Very bad acting by Kathy Griffin. Its all a Publicity Stunt because she is a dismal failure like Crooked Hillary.

First, If you pick a fight with someone who is way bigger then you are, be sure you can take a punch back before you throw that first punch! Second, after you get punched back getting your A$$ kicked in the process, don’t whine and cry that YOU are the injured one when you started it! These Communist Leftists never cease to amaze and it is way better entertainment then watching a Cartoon, even the Roadrunner and Coyote. BTW, the coyote represents the Democrats in that they never learn either!

Jun 02 12:31

Kathy Griffin: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life' after photo scandal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whine, whine, whimper, whimper...

Jun 02 11:47

JUDGE DISAGREES WITH NYPD CLAIMS ITS LRAD SOUND CANNON ISN’T A WEAPON

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the NYPD for officers’ use of a Long Range Acoustic Device sound cannon at a Black Lives Matter protest can proceed, because “sound can be used as a force.”

The city had sought to get the federal lawsuit thrown out in part on the basis that “the LRAD is not an instrumentality of force, but a communication device,” and that “the officers’ creation of a sound that plaintiffs happened to hear cannot be considered ‘physical contact.'”

The lawsuit stems from a demonstration in Midtown in December 2014 in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, one of several cops who killed Eric Garner in Staten Island. The evening protest bled into early the next morning, and around 1 a.m. at East 57th Street and Madison Avenue, marchers were gathered in the street, and some in the crowd were throwing bottles and garbage at police when two officers with the NYPD Disorder Control Unit activated the LRAD.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sound, velocity of tone, and pitch can be used to create an auditory heaven, or hell, depending on how they are used.

Let's see what the company manufacturing these devices says about their capabilities:

The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing device developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers. LRAD systems are used for long range communications in a variety of applications[1] including as a means of non-lethal, non-kinetic crowd control. They have been called "sonic weapons".[2] According to the manufacturer's specifications, the systems weigh from 15 to 320 pounds (6.8 to 145.1 kg) and can emit sound in a 30°- 60° beam at 2.5 kHz.[3] The manufacturer also produces systems for public address and mass notification use that broadcast 360°.[4] LRAD systems are used by law enforcement, government and defense agencies, as well as maritime and commercial security companies to broadcast audible notifications and warnings over distance. LRAD systems are also used to deter wildlife from airport runways, wind and solar farms, nuclear power facilities, gas and oil platforms, mining and agricultural operations, and industrial plants.

Sounds pretty harmless, from its manufacturers' perspective, right?!?

So what are the documented effects, when these LRADS are used for crowd control in very close proximity to those crowds?!?

The city of Chicago ordered $1 million worth of riot-control equipment including a “sound cannon” that can produce painful sound waves of up to 150 decibels. These devices, also known as LRADs or long-range acoustic devices, are being used increasingly across the U.S. and abroad as a method of crowd control. The LRAD’s power lies in its ability to emit sound beams as if traveling through a tunnel and can reach a target as much as 1600 feet away. For humans, pain is between 110 and 120 decibels. Any exposure to this device at its maximum power could cause irreversible damage and debilitating tinnitus (ringing in the ears) since the sound exceeds that of a jet engine or a gun shot near the ear. There have already been documented cases of irreparable hearing loss caused by exposure to LRADs. Karen Piper, who attended the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, sued the city after allegedly sustaining permanent hearing loss when the city used their LRAD. “The intensity of being hit at close range by a high-pitched sound blast designed to deter pirate boats and terrorists at least a quarter mile away is indescribable. ­The sound vibrates through you and causes pain throughout your body, not only in the ears. I thought I might die,” Piper, now an English professor at the University of Missouri, said in a press release. “It is shocking that the LRAD device is being promoted for use on American citizens and the general public.”

As a published composer and musician, I very much side with the judge in this case, and hope that the plaintiffs are successful in their lawsuits.

Jun 02 11:35

MANCHESTER BOMBING CONNECTED TO INTERVENTION IN LIBYA

Despite initial claims by the British government, it is now clear that Salman Abedi, the man responsible for the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was not a “lone wolf” but a member of terrorist network living in the United Kingdom under the protection of the government.
The UK has hosted a group of Libyan exiles with links to Al Qaeda in Manchester for decades. The exiles were part of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) opposed to the Gaddafi government.

Among that group was Abedi and his family. Abedi’s father, Ramadan Abedi, was a prominent member of LIFG.

Also, Abd al-Baset Azzouz, who left the UK to run a terrorist network in Libya overseen by Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, was part of the group.

LIFG was listed as a terrorist organization connected to Al Qaeda by the United Nations and banned from the UK under anti-terrorism laws.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I absolutely not surprised at these revelations?!?

And who benefits from this horrific carnage?!?

Certainly not the Libyan or British people, whatsoever.

So, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

I would suggest that certain elements of the British Deep State, have "won" on specific agendas they wanted to enforce. Please consider the following:

THERESA MAY TO CREATE NEW INTERNET THAT WOULD BE CONTROLLED AND REGULATED BY GOVERNMENT
UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor

This massacre may have been "allowed to happen" by the MI-5, by whom this man was well known, and upon whom they had a significant dossier, to engender more public British support for further military intervention in Libya, and other areas of the Middle East.

Jun 02 11:24

Search complete, up-to-date public records for criminal and court systems in the U.S.

CourtSystem.org is free, and provides accurate and up-to-date information for local court or prison records or background information on people — as well as details on local government offices.

Jun 02 11:18

AFGHANISTAN: FROM SOVIET OCCUPATION TO AMERICAN ‘LIBERATION’

During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected as the president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the “just war” in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq. In accordance with the flawed distinction, he pledged that he would withdraw American troops stationed in Iraq.

More to the point, however, when President Obama decided to withdraw American troops from the unjust war in Iraq, at the same time, he pledged that he would commit additional American troops and resources into the purportedly “just war” in Afghanistan. And consequently, the number of US troops in Afghanistan jumped from 30,000 during the Bush Administration to more than 100,000 during the supposedly “pacifist” Obama Administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the classic definitions of insanity, is doing the same thing, precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

This is precisely where we are with the US government's policy toward Afghanistan in 2017; doing the same thing, precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

the US policy in Afghanistan has been an utter, epic fail; there is absolutely no military metric by which this 16 year, brutal stalemate of a war, can be adjudged as a "success."

The Cost of War: Deaths in Afghanistan

Of course, it continues to be a great revenue stream for the folks who manufacture the bombs,bullets, and bandages. President Trump seems to be of the opinion that war is "good for business".

Our military waste game suddenly seems prophetic

And also, the alphabet soup agencies who are profiting greatly from the overwhelming growth of the opium poppy business, are very much in favor of the war continuing, because they use the opium poppy profits for "off the shelf" operations over which Congress has absolutely no supervision:


Images: American soldiers guarding the opium poppy fields in Afghan

Everything I used to believe this country stood for, peace, honor, individual and collective responsibility, human rights,and human decency, has been absolutely turned upside down by this insane war, not to mention the credibility of the US government which, through my eyes, has absolutely none, and does not speak to the real needs and concerns of We the People.

It's all about the money, just as it was with Iraq, and its oil pipelines, which are now under a government which is nominally Western-centric, and its oil is only sold in US dollars.

President Trump (and those reading this site on his administration's behalf), a word, please. There are significant, fact-based reasons why this country is called "the graveyard of empires."

The British found this out, with much blood and money spent; so did Soviet Russia.

The uncomfortable, inescapable truth here is, that those who cannot learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. This is the conclusion to which the US government and NATO must ultimately come; I simply hope and pray, as a Christian pacifist activist, that such a conclusion will come sooner, rather than later.

So what should the US government and NATO do at this point in Afghanistan?!?

Remove US and NATO troops as quickly as is safely possible, declare "victory", and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the oil pipeline and mineral rights.

Let's call a spade a spade here; it was the failed negotiation between the Bush administration and the Taliban over the oil pipeline routes which got the Us government into this mess in the first place.

A 1998 memo written by al-Qaida military chief Mohammed Atef reveals that Osama bin Laden’s group had detailed knowledge of negotiations that were taking place between Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban and American government and business leaders over plans for a U.S. oil and gas pipeline across that Central Asian country. The e-mail memo was found in 1998 on a computer seized by the FBI during its investigation into the 1998 African embassy bombings, which were sponsored by al-Qaida. Atef’s memo was discovered by FBI counter-terrorism expert John O’Neill, who left the bureau in 2001, complaining that U.S. oil interests were hindering his investigation into al-Qaida. O’Neill, who became security chief at the World Trade Center, died in the Sept. 11 attack.

Atef’s memo shines new light on what al-Qaida knew about U.S. efforts to normalize relations with the Taliban in exchange for the fundamentalist government’s supporting the construction of an oil and gas pipeline across Afghanistan.

This was the real reason the US military went into Afghanistan; it was not because the Taliban "wouldn't give up Ben Laden" ; Ben Laden died of natural causes in December of 2001:

Bin Laden’s Obituary Notice

That was simply the "excuse", post 9/11, that the Bush administration thought the American people would buy off on, as excuse to invade the country, to control its oil pipelines, and mineral wealth.

Jun 02 11:10

DID GUCCIFER 2.0 FAKE “RUSSIAN FINGERPRINTS?”

The veracity of alleged “Russian hacking fingerprints” reported by cyber firm Crowdstrike on the DNC’s servers have been facing renewed scrutiny in recent weeks. If it can be proven that evidence of “Russian Hacking” had been simulated by the creators of Guccifer 2.0, then the essential fabric of the ‘Russian Hacking’ narrative would unravel. The creation of Guccifer 2.0, and the intent behind its creation, may have a profound effect on establishing the real source of the DNC leaks.

Jun 02 10:51

Gay Man Makes History By Marrying Cop Killed In Terrorist Attack

A gay police officer killed by a gunman in Paris was married in a posthumous wedding that’s believed to be a historic first.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world has gone crazy.

Jun 02 10:36

US HIKES ‘COMBAT POWER’ IN SOUTHERN SYRIA

Pentagon officials are reporting that they are hiking the US military “footpriint” as well as “combat power” in southern Syria in recent days, sending more troops into the area with a specific eye toward fighting against the Shi’ite militias that are trying to advance, hoping to connect Syrian government territory to the Iraqi border.

Shi’ite militias who had been involved in the Mosul invasion in Iraq have been making for the Syrian border, looking to help the Shi’ite militias inside Syria with fighting ISIS. The problem is that US-backed rebels are smack in the middle of these two sides, and the US has even targeted the militias inside syria to some extent to keep them away from the border region, accusing them of “threatening” the rebel territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US attempt at regime change in Damascus is on, and, most likely, this will happen sooner rather than later.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are now on US/Russian military conflict in Syria, but, were I a betting woman, I would think that this possibility is far closer than has been before, with this increase in US troop strength in southern Syria.

Jun 02 10:27

HILLARY CLINTON’S POST-TRUTH CLAIMS ABOUT WHY SHE LOST TO TRUMP

Democratic Party leaders and liberal pundits make a big deal out of President Donald Trump’s tenuous grasp on reality. Trump is often described as a “post-truth” president. Yet, former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has crafted her own alternative reality about why she lost the 2016 election.

This profound hubris, which Clinton intends to publish in a book, is reinforced and encouraged by Democrats and liberal media professionals. It virtually guarantees a subsection of the liberal class, who pledge resistance to Trump, will simultaneously fail to confront the truth of why Clinton did not win and likely engage in the same politics that led to one of the most embarrassing political losses in the history of the United States.

At an invitation-only conference, Clinton was interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, who founded Recode, a site owned by Vox Media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary of State Clinton, a word please. These accusations are making you sound completely unhinged, but I get it; you are pathologically incapable of taking responsibility for anything you have done which has gone badly for you.

So, why don't we take a look at the real reasons you lost, shall we?!?

You lost because you had more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photoshoot; your "pay to play" scheme at the Clinton Foundation had the all the hallmarks of accepting bribes for influence; you constantly reeked of the "inevitability" of your election win, even though you do not have the temperament for the job; you absolutely could not relate to your base; and through the machinations of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, you stole the nomination of the Democratic Party from Bernie Sanders through vote fraud.

And BTW, Secretary Clinton, what other "gruesome twosome" power couple in DC have their very own "dead bodies list"?!?

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

Secretary Clinton, the short answer is, none.

Jun 02 10:25

Targeting Trump – Kathy Griffin in 2016: “my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron.”…

Against the backdrop of Kathy Griffin producing a video where she decapitated President Donald Trump; and yesterday hiring attorney Lisa Bloom to conduct a press conference scheduled for today, it is worth noting an interview Ms. Griffin gave to Vulture Media at the Equality Now Gala in December of 2016:

[…] “So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even the Mafia knows you leave the family alone.

Jun 02 10:23

Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

"We are absolutely convinced that it was a provocation. Assad didn't use the weapons," Putin said. "It was done by people who wanted to blame him for that."
He added that Russian intelligence had information that a "similar scenario" was to be implemented elsewhere in Syria, including near Damascus.

Jun 02 09:56

Woman left with life-threatening heart condition after parents chose prayer over medical treatment

A woman whose life is threatened by heart and lung complications was left permanently disabled after her parents rejected medical treatment and prayed for her recovery instead.
Mariah Walton was born with a small hole in her heart, which could have been repaired in early life, but is now in and out of hospital for her condition, which has become life-threatening.

Jun 02 09:55

States Are Taking Action to Register Animal Abusers Just Like Sex Offenders

We have fantastic news for animals all across the country! A number of United States jurisdictions have enacted an animal offenders registry due to a growing popularity. The registry will publically reveal the names of known animal abusers in a particular area, similar to how sex offenders are registered.

Jun 02 09:55

MDPD Wants to Record Entire County From the Sky Using Iraq War Technology

After the Freddie Gray riots in 2015, Baltimore residents began noticing small planes circling the city. As reporters later uncovered, Baltimore Police had quietly begun using a "wide-area surveillance" system, which deploys Cessna planes to constantly record the movements of an entire metro area. Police never bothered to tell the public they were using the invasive technology, which had been developed by the U.S. Air Force to help soldiers fight in the Middle East.

Now Miami-Dade Police are quietly trying to deploy the same system. In a county document posted online Tuesday, MDPD revealed the force has applied for Department of Justice funds to begin using wide-area surveillance (WAS) tools throughout the county. In a move that echoes Baltimore's lack of disclosure to the public, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has already applied for the grant — and the county is now asking commissioners to sign off on the act retroactively at its next meeting June 6.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to ask; what have been the benefits to the Baltimore PD from this activity, and how does the Miami Dade police expect to actually benefit from the use of this surveillance?!?

There's a war going on in this country to eviscerate what precious few civil liberties we have left, and such surveillance reeks of this process.

Miami Dade Mayor Gimenez understands that, otherwise, he wouldn't have asked his city commissioners to sigh off on this act retroactively.

And if this allegedly about "reducing crime", let me tell you what investments will work far better than a bunch of airplanes surveilling your city as they do in a war zone.

First, create a functional educational system, which will prepare kids for the jobs in the later 21st century, which will look nothing like the jobs we have now, particularly when it comes to manual labor, which will be a thing of the past very shortly, due to automation.

And no matter what language kids speak at home, they must learn a functional English, in order to qualify for the better jobs. In 6 Baltimore schools, not a single student could pass the proficiency test for either English, or math.

Encourage start-ups and entrepreneurs locally, by having a system of taxation which doesn't strangle them just as they are starting out.

And finally, decriminalise drugs, to take the financial incentive out of joining a gang completely away.

Portugal did this, and their progress in the area of preventing drug use in teens and beyond was nothing short of amazing.

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalisation of drugs, from weed to heroin.

Of course, this is apt to happen in this country when pigs discover their ability to fly, as drug money is laundered by some of the world's biggest banks, and they don't want to give up that profit stream.Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses

And many political campaigns are partially funded by drug criminals:
Image: Hillary Clinton posing with convicted drug felon, Jorge Cabrera, at a White House Christmas event

And please don't tell me she didn't know what his background was; she knew, but only the money he was able to provide her husband's campaign mattered, no matter how dirty and drug tainted it was.

Jun 02 09:53

The Crusades When Christianity Pushed Back after Four Centuries of Being Attacked: Charles "The Hammer" Martel

The year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march.

Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709.

The only thing the Frankish and Burgundian European forces have going for them is their leader, Charles of Herstal, grandfather of Charlemagne. He is a brilliant military tactician who, after losing his very first battle, is enjoying an unbroken 16-year streak of victories.

Jun 02 09:38

Kathy Griffin to Hold Press Conference to Address ‘Bullying’ from Trump Family

Kathy Griffin has hired high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom and will hold a press conference Friday to address the firestorm surrounding the viral image of herself holding the bloody, decapitated head of President Donald Trump and the “bullying” she claims she has endured at the hands of the Trump family as a result.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I'm the VICTIM! I'm the VICTIM, dammit!"

(ahem)

Kathy is raising on a busted flush here and only making herself look worse. She needs to let this go.

Jun 02 09:24

BOOM! TRUMPS WALL JUST GOT SOME VERY GOOD NEWS - AND MEXICO IS GOING TO BE FURIOUS

Well, looks like Mexico, and many other countries will be paying for Trump’s Wall after all. A group of House Republicans just introduced a bill that will slap a 2% fee on all money immigrants send back to their homeland.

Jun 02 09:14

‘You cannot impeach a woman of color’: Maxine Waters LOSES it on a CONSTITUENT on video

ONLY WHITE MEN CAN BE IMPEACHED? HOW RACIST!

Watch Maxine Waters come UNGLUED when her constituent tells her she will get her impeached ...

Jun 02 09:10

Executive Editor of the NYT: The Left Doesn't Want To Hear Thoughtful Disagreement

“We don’t want to hear anything — we’ve long said this about this about the Right — but I think the Left, we don’t — I’m not ‘we,’ I’m a journalist — but the Left as a rule does not

Jun 02 09:09

With St. Louis' Confederate Monument Under Fire, Peggy Hubbard Steps Up in Defense

Those demanding the monument's removal outnumbered its supporters, but that imbalance didn't deter Peggy Hubbard from asking the demonstrators to respect the memorial.

A conservative black woman married to a cop, Hubbard had a viral moment in 2015, making international headlines for a Facebook video blasting the Black Lives Matter movement.

But now Hubbard is going beyond moralizing about black-on-black crime. Having raising more than $6,000 dollars through a GoFundMe campaign, she's organized a "Stand Up For America" rally this Saturday to oppose efforts to remove the monument.

Jun 02 09:09

Editorial: In ditching Paris deal, Trump does right by America and the world

In quitting the Paris Accord, President Trump on Thursday did nothing to shift the course of US environmental policy — not even on carbon emissions. But he did put the world on notice that no president can unilaterally commit this nation to such far-reaching agreements.

The Constitution is clear: No treaty is binding on the US government unless ratified by the Senate. That tanked the Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 anti-warming treaty that the Senate rejected 95-0. And it would’ve killed the Paris deal that President Obama signed in 2016 — except that his negotiators shaped an “agreement” that wouldn’t go to the Senate.

But one that still would’ve been used to rewrite US law, if the courts went along. (And a President Hillary Clinton’s judicial picks would have ensured that they did.)

Jun 02 09:06

POLICE STATE: WHY JAILS ARE BOOMING

It’s impossible to discuss reducing incarceration without acknowledging that the bulk of imprisonment happens in local jails. Federal penitentiary rates have dropped since peaking in 2009—though, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that may soon change. State prison rates have come down “modestly” overall, reports the Sentencing Project, and some states can boast double-digit decreases since the turn of the century.

City and county jails, meanwhile, have been bloating. Roughly two-thirds of states have seen jail populations at least double since 1983—a dozen have seen jail populations triple.

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative examines the reasons behind this explosive growth. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s not driven by crime. Crime rates nationwide have dropped over the past few decades, as have conviction rates in court. So then why do jails keep swelling?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American prison system is completely dysfunctional, period, end of discussion; if you don't understand that, look at the recidivism rate for this country:
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has finally released new information on recidivism rates among former prisoners in the U.S.—and while the numbers, aren’t necessarily surprising, experts say, they are disturbing. The study, released Tuesday, tracked 404,638 state prisoners from 30 states who were released in 2005. It found that 67.8 percent of them were re-arrested within three years of their release and 76.6 percent were re-arrested within five years. Of the latter group, more than a third were re-arrested in the first six months after leaving prison, and more than half were arrested by the end of the first year, showing that the rate of recidivism was highest during the first year and declined every year after that.

I have what I would call a "hug and a punch" relationship with the work of film maker Michael Moore; that being said, I found his documentary "Where to Invade Next", released in 2015, to be nothing less than a stroke of genius.

One of the segments was on a prison in Sweden, and how prisoners were treated there. The treatment was humane, and the prison had more of a campus-like atmosphere. Family visits were encouraged, and the big push is for as total a rehabilitation of each prisoner as is humanly possible.Sweden has done for its prisons what the US government will not

The Swedish numbers on recidivism speak for themselves. So at the end of the day, I have to ask myself; why is the American penal system pathologically incapable of learning from systems which are working far better to prevent American criminals, who have done their time, not to re-offend?!?

Jun 02 08:54

?Laptop, tablet ban? Here's why it could actually be good

Another business concept is that airlines will provide loaner laptops. Just what the world needed -- another add-on fee. But at least it's a new line of business. Maybe you'll pay extra to ensure that these loaner laptops are secure too.

Jun 02 08:53

Kathy Griffin Receives Worse News – Fired From Another Job!

Kathy Griffin found a way to unite America. Apparently, no one wants to see a vulgar photo shoot of her pretending to decapitate President Donald J. Trump.

In response, she’s lost her advertising deal with Squatty Potty and her job at CNN, where she used to host their annual New Years Eve show. And after a weak “apology,” she has hired a lawyer claiming Trump officials are bullying her.

But the bad news for Griffin isn’t over yet. Now, the Route 66 Casino, which is close to Albuquerque, New Mexico, has announced they will cancel her show after receiving an “overwhelming negative response” from customers.

Jun 02 08:50

U.S. unemployment hits lowest level since 2001

America's job market may be losing steam.
The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs last month, less than the 174,000 jobs gained in April and lower than expected. Job gains for March and April were also revised down.

Jun 02 08:50

'I call it patriotism': Man accused of murdering two people during anti-Muslim rant defiant in court

The man accused of fatally stabbing two people on a train in the US during an anti-Muslim rant was defiant during his brief initial court appearance on Tuesday, shouting: "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!"

Jun 02 08:27

City bans family from farmers market because they won’t host same-sex weddings at their orchard

For the past six years, one Michigan family has shared their organic fruit at a local farmers market, but now their religious beliefs are standing in the way of that tradition.

Jun 02 08:26

Working Mom Rewrites Daughter's 'Outdated' Homework That Scolds Women Who Work

Like most families who live in expensive areas of the country, Lynne Polvino and her husband, from Queens, New York, both work and coordinate their schedules as much as they can to look after their two children. This isn't uncommon, with the Pew Research Center finding that in 46 percent of families, both parents have a full time job, up from 31 percent in 1970.

Jun 02 07:58

Pro-life 'born again Christian' Madeleine Runkles, pregnant at 18, defends herself after graduation ceremony ban

The 18-year old pregnant student banned by a conservative Christian school from taking part in its graduation ceremony for having pre-marital sex has written a lengthy defence of her position in the Washington Post.
Heritage Academy in Maryland drew a storm of protest including from pro-life groups when it refused to allow Madeleine Runkles, to walk in the graduation procession.

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