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May 29 06:40

2-minute analogy: When humanity wins in an 'Emperor's New Clothes' moment over our .01% rogue state criminals, are you prepared for a whole new world?

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Stories, songs, movies that are popular resonate truths people want to feel and express; sometimes these truths are veiled. Consider in two minutes:

It’s just a limited analogy with none perfect even with Disneyfied wishing, of course.

And that said:

Earth’s humanity (Aladdin), in dire poverty, orphaned from connection to Life/One/God, threatened with death by a government scheming for endless sadistic power, develops unique creativity from challenging conditions nobody would choose.
Unbelievable riches (Princess Jasmin) but equally captured on Earth intersects with ordinary humanity for mutual benefit: teamwork to defeat the previously hidden evil that was the power manipulating government, and with victory the amazing possibility of unimaginable creativity in a “whole new world.”
Freedom for the first time to create as we wish in sufficient power and access to hidden truths of what was imagined as “magic” (Genie).

May 29 06:38

How can we best honor the dead veterans on Memorial Day?

The best way to honor our war heroes is to hunt down the Banksters that started these wars and profited from them, hunt them down and execute them, seize their fortunes and rewrite the history books. Rockefeller, Brzezinski have died and it is time the other Neocons like GHW Bush and Family, the Clintons and all the rest, the "Rotchilds", Warburgs, Kuhn Loeb, Goldman Sachs and all these parasites who have fed off of the blood of our men and women and children are shown their graves. Death to the War Merchants!!!

May 29 06:38

JFK @ 100: Two Cheers for John F. Kennedy on His Birthday

An excellent example of fake news IMHO. Breitbart just revealed who pulls their strings IMHO!
Memorial Day marks the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy.

Cast as a liberal martyr, the 35th president actually left a legacy for conservatives to cheer.

Murdered by a communist, liberals spent the better part of the last 54 years blaming Dallas oil men, shadowy CIA operatives, and the John Birch Society for his death. Kennedy’s assassin perhaps understood him better than many of his mourners.

May 29 06:26

Bad News for Gun Grabbers — Concealed carry soars 214% while violent crime falls 21%.

In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.

May 29 02:23

SICK NEW UNDERCOVER VIDEO CATCHES PLANNED PARENTHOOD EMPLOYEES RED-HANDED - NOWHERE TO RUN NOW!

The horrors of abortion were fodder for laughter when abortion providers gathered for meetings of the National Abortion Federation, according to a new video released by the Center for Medical Progress.

May 29 01:39

Trump Budget Finds $0 in Wasteful Pentagon Programs.

In assembling the budget as proposed on Tuesday, the Trump administration dove deep into the weeds of the executive branch, finding programs that it deems wasteful or unnecessary and targeting them for complete elimination. All told, the budget lists 66 programs that would be either completely zeroed out or would lose the overwhelming majority of their spending authority. In all, the budget claims savings of $26.7 billion from what it refers to as “major discretionary eliminations.”

However, the administration apparently has a significant blind spot when it comes to the Department of Defense, an accounting black hole into which some $639 billion is set to disappear under the president’s budget proposal. >>>

May 28 22:56

Trump: Dancing with Wolves on the Titanic

Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles, Trump or, should I say, the people who make decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing that they could do: they ran towards those few who were actually happy with this aggression against Syria: the Saudis and the Israelis. Needless to say, with these two “allies,” what currently passes for some type of “US foreign policy” in the Middle-East will only go from bad to worse.

May 28 17:41

VIDEO: Madness reigns at Evergreen State College as students ‘take over’

A new video has surfaced of students this past week at Evergreen State College yelling and ranting about everything from “racist white teachers” and “white-ass administrators” to “black power!” during a so-called “meeting” with President George Bridges and other college administrators.

May 28 10:22

IN MIDDLE OF TRUMP'S TRIP, TOP WH OFFICIALS SUDDENLY SENT HOME...

The president who, as a candidate, took the art of political counterpunching to a never-before-imagined level is gearing up for a political war without end.

May 28 09:28

Chipotle says ‘most’ of its restaurants were infected with credit card stealing malware

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced that it has identified the malware that was responsible for the credit card hack earlier this year. Alongside the news, it also released a new tool to help customers check whether the restaurant they visited was involved. When pressed by The Verge, Chipotle did not disclose the exact numbers of restaurants affected, but said “most” locations nationwide may have been involved.

May 28 09:25

New Undercover Video Shows An Abortionist Joking About An Eyeball Rolling Down Into Her Lap

...laughs when discussing dismembering fully formed babies

May 28 09:25

"Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans."

Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

May 28 09:06

Lawyer Arrested For Allegedly Telling Rape Victim She’d Be Deported If She Testified

A Baltimore attorney was indicted Tuesday for allegedly pressuring a rape victim not to testify against his client, in part by threatening her with deportation.
Christos Vasiliades, 39, is accused of telling the woman and her husband that they would likely be deported if they showed up in court and offering them $3,000 from the defendant in exchange for not testifying.

May 28 08:54

MANCHESTER BOMBER MAY HAVE BEEN GROOMED BY UK INTELLIGENCEWS

As the worst terrorist attack to hit the United Kingdom since 2005, last week’s bombing of a concert in Manchester has since been a constant fixture of the news cycle both in the UK and abroad. bsent from mainstream media accounts of the event – and the man allegedly behind it – are several key coincidences that have raised concerns, particularly regarding links between British intelligence and the alleged suicide bomber, British-born Salman Abedi.

Absent from mainstream media accounts of the event, however – and the man allegedly behind it – are several key coincidences that have raised concerns, particularly regarding links between British intelligence and the alleged suicide bomber, British-born Salman Abedi.

Media reports have already established that Abedi, a Libyan national, was radicalized in the hotbed of radical extremism that Libya has become since the U.S.-NATO backed invasion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This horrific event is beginning to have all the tell-tale signs of a false flag all over it, created to get Brits to go along with Prime Minister May's war on both the internet and cryptography,


Theresa May wants sweeping new powers to control the internet

UK Tories say they'll exploit Manchester's dead to ban working crypto in the UK

as well as encourage more sympathy for more NATO military intervention in the Middle East.

'Nato needs to do MORE' May to call on Britain's allies to step up fight against terrorism

May 28 08:50

Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data

Google argued that it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to compile and hand over salary records that the government has requested, sparking a strong rebuke from the US Department of Labor (DoL), which has accused the Silicon Valley firm of underpaying women.

May 28 08:33

Woman claims Delta Airlines held her puppy ‘hostage,’ demanded $3,000 for release

A woman in Minnesota claims Delta Airlines, one of the three largest airlines in the United States, recently held her German shepherd puppy ‘hostage,’ refusing to release the dog for 33 hours unless she agreed to pay $3,000 to Delta.

May 28 08:14

ISIS Isn’t Done Targeting Kids After Manchester Attack

Kill the Mushrikin Wherever You Find Them

The default with regards to the blood of mushrikin is that it is permissible to shed, due to the statement of Allah

May 28 08:12

HuffPost has DELETED this Article about Seth Rich and Kim Dotcom, but luckily, I have it Archived

Why Is It Blasphemous for Kim Dotcom to Testify Under Oath in Congress?

Kim promoted this article, it was then deleted later at the Huffington Post

May 28 07:26

TRUMP SHOCKS EVERYONE, GIVES FBI FRONT RUNNER THE AXE

The most high-profile candidate to replace James Comey as head of the FBI has been eliminated from contention as the Trump administration hit the proverbial “reset button” on the search, CNN reported Wednesday.

May 28 07:10

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69

(*More Southern Heritage Taken Away)

May 28 06:59

New York City Teacher Charged With Hate Crime For Allegedly Yanking Off Second-Grade Girl’s Hijab

Law enforcement officials in New York City have charged a substitute teacher with a hate crime after he allegedly snatched a hijab off the head of a second-grade girl.
The teacher at the center of the case is Oghenetega Edah, reports the New York Daily News.

May 28 06:57

Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars For $100 MILLION Over Pork Pepperoni

A Muslim man in Michigan has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Little Caesars because, the man says, he received and consumed pizza laced with pork pepperoni.
Mohamad Bazzi is the plaintiff in the mega-dollar lawsuit, reports The Detroit Free Press.

May 28 06:53

Russia scandal casts uncertainty over Kushner’s future role

Trump's son in law, who's long been above White House infighting , now has to defend his position in The West Wing

May 28 06:43

Warning: We’re Overdue (For another war)

Ah, well, at least we now know what to expect: Another war. I guess we’re about overdue for one. You know, the sticker on the windshield of the car says we’re already 2,000 miles past our regime-change and lube mileage reminder. We have to be careful going over that. The warranty on the government might be voided.

May 28 06:42

Another Ron Paul Victory : Arizona legalizes gold and silver as currency

There is a subtle ongoing realization that no matter what the pundits and politicians claim, there is no easy way out of this mess. The public’s confidence in central banking is clearly eroding, and hopefully, it will be enough to allow a new kind of financial freedom that hasn’t been seen in the United States’ economic system for over 100 years.

May 28 03:55

SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out the wrongful death claims as well as allegations that Clinton essentially slandered the parents of the deceased by contradicting accounts the parents gave of events related to their children's deaths.

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SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED
(*While America Was Distracted http://us.pressfrom.com/news/us/-52713-818-hot-dogs-eaten-every-second... ?)

May 28 00:50

Jack Posobiec: Massive Staff Walkout Planned at House Oversight Committee When Gowdy Takes Over, Chaffetz AWOL

Many senior and long-time staffers of the House Oversight Committee plan a walkout when Congressman Trey Gowdy takes the gavel over from Jason Chaffetz. Gowdy, who led the two-year House Benghazi probe, has secured near-unanimous support among members of the House Republican Steering Committee as well as Speaker Paul Ryan.

Additionally, Jason Chaffetz has not been seen at work “for three months” and generally only appears when cameras are rolling.

May 27 21:12

Portland murderer Jeremy Christian is being presented as an ardent Trump supporter --- The truth is that he was die-hard Bernie supporter

Portland Killer Voted for Bernie, Reported by Trump Supporters to Police, Who Did Nothing (VIDEO)

Jeremy Christian, a man who killed two people in Portland and was shouting about Islam, was not a Trump supporter, nor a member of the new right.

May 27 10:54

Aide: Trump Won’t Roll Back US Sanctions Against Russia

Top White House adviser Gary Cohn today insisted that President Trump no longer intends to make any efforts to roll back US sanctions against Russia, and that “if anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia” in the future.

The Trump Administration has struggled with consistency on its Russia policy, as Trump campaigned very openly on diplomatic rapprochement in 2016, with expectations of rolling back the excesses of Obama’s sanctions. After the election he started talking about wanting some sort of concessions, though these too were eventually abandoned.

Facing political opposition to any improved relationship with Russia, Cohn’s comments are in keeping with other recent reports out of the administration, which vowed to keep the sanctions in place unless Russia gave up Crimea, and made other major moves they clearly would not have any intention of making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, that well-enshrined tenant of the UN Charter , called "peaceful self-determination" (which is what Crimea did, post-Ukrainian putsch) does not apply to Crimea, which left the Ukraine, peacefully, and held a second referendum to determine if the Crimean people wanted to join the Russian Federation, which they did, and then petitioned to join the Russian Federation, which they wanted to do.

Russia in no way "annexed" Crimea; the Crimean government understood, post-Putsch, that there was no legitimate representation in Kiev whatsoever, when it made these moves.

May 27 10:29

JUST IN: FOX NEWS BREAKS ITS SILENCE ON SEAN HANNITY'S SUDDEN VACATION

Fox News host Sean Hannity is taking the rest of the week off amid growing advertiser pressure over his decision to push unconfirmed reports linking slain DNC staffer Seth Rich to WikiLeaks.

May 27 09:55

The death of a Navy SEAL reveals US mission creep in Somalia

It hasn't happened since the infamous Black Hawk Down battle in 1993.

Last month, a US soldier was shot and killed fighting in Somalia. Reports indicate the Navy SEAL was serving alongside his Somali counterparts — not advising from the operating base — as they battled al-Shabab militants.

New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman has covered Somalia for more than a decade, and writes about it in his new book, “Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival.”

Gettleman is skeptical of Washington's official explanation that dozens, perhaps hundreds of US soldiers are in Somalia simply to offer advice.

"Many of us suspect this is not simply advise and assist, that American troops are fighting toe-to-toe with al-Shabab militants," he explains. "The fact that a Navy SEAL was just killed in combat in a spray of bullets fired at a vehicle pretty much confirms what we had always suspected."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our military are obviously not in Somalia as "advisors"; they are there as soldiers, fighting Al-Shabab militants.

And why is the US military in Somalia?!?

Here...is the answer.
Somali natural resources

The tired cycle repeats; regime change the government to one which is western-centric; expropriate that country's resources to which the US government and its corporate minions have absolutely no moral right; and insure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

This is why the US military is in Somalia, period, end of discussion.

May 27 09:44

Bipartisan War Authorization Bill Would Make Trump '21st Century Version of King George III'

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has been used to justify military strikes around the world – dubiously, in the opinion of many legal scholars.

In their place, the new legislation would allow military action against the Taliban, al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, commonly known as ISIS, along with “associated groups,” specifically including Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front), the so-called Khorasan Group, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and al-Shabab.

Military action would be allowed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.

If the president wanted to take military action against additional associated groups or inside countries not specifically named, he would have to notify Congress, which would then have the option of passing a motion of disapproval.

The new war authorization would expire in five years unless it's renewed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way this bill is worded is that it is extra-Constitutional and a rubber stamp for more undeclared wars, because, according to the Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war.

May 27 09:35

US Is Killing More Civilians in Syria Air War Than Assad Is

Exemplified by the hundred and some odd people they’ve killed in the last 48 hours, the US is struggling mightily with the narrative that they are taking extraordinary care to limit the number of civilian casualties in the air war in Syria, and are rapidly losing any pretense of a moral high ground.

Indeed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is noting that the soaring death toll from US airstrikes has now surpassed the civilian toll of the Assad government’s own airstrikes, which the US and other Western nations have condemned as indiscriminate and irresponsible.

Oftentimes, US officials have been so outraged at Syria’s “indiscriminate” air strikes that they’ve demanded regime change, and has railed at Russia and Iran for tolerating their tactics in bombing civilian targets. Obviously, the US never sees the same problem with its own massive killings.

May 27 09:15

Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

May 27 09:08

Leader Of “Fight For $15” Movement Is Paid Almost $150,000 A Year By Powerful Union

The lead organizer for the “Fight for $15” movement isn’t an underpaid fast food worker, but rather a well-paid labor union activist.
“No I’m not,” Kendall Fells said when asked by researchers with conservative nonprofit America Rising Squared if he was paid to attend the “March on McDonald’s” he organized this week in Chicago. As it turns out, though, Fells is paid for his activist activities — and he gets paid a lot.

May 27 09:01

JOHN PILGER: THE WHITE HELMETS ARE A “COMPLETE PROPAGANDA CONSTRUCT”

This was my email to John Pilger on the 27/9/2016. I have no idea if it had any influence upon the comments that Pilger made during his interview but the fact that such a respected and admired analyst has finally, publically exposed the White Helmets – as a primarily British-funded, propaganda, shadow state construct, engineered to facilitate intervention in Syria, should be a powerful ally for independent media in their efforts to reveal the pivotal aspects of the dirty war being waged against Syria.

“I am writing to you as a journalist who believes in all the values you have represented to them for the years they have followed you.

I have, for some time, been working to expose, alongside many others, the “Dirty War on Syria“. I have recently returned from a 4-week journey around Syria, visiting Aleppo and meeting with President Assad, as part of the US Peace Council Delegation. Three weeks of my trip were, however, as an independent journalist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nobel Peace Prize lost any and all legitimacy when it got awarded to the completely morally vile Henry Kissinger.

May 27 09:00

Gary Cohn Relaunches War on Coal: Fuel from America’s Heartland ‘Doesn’t Make Much Sense Anymore’

Cohn’s comments against the coal industry come as he has attempted to steer President Trump in a direction against his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accords

May 27 09:00

Portland suspect in 2 slayings on train is known for hate speech

This is a rather fishy incident.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man accused of aggravated murder in the brutal knife slayings of two good Samaritans on the MAX, "holds some racist and other extremist beliefs," the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Saturday.

His criminal record includes felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, records show.

Christian was a participant in the April 29 "March for Free Speech" on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla. He posted an OregonLive video of the event to his Facebook page, referencing himself as "the Lizard King" as he walked among fellow protesters holding American flags and "Trump Make America Great Again" flags.

May 27 08:36

Al-Qaeda's Godfather Is Dead - Good Riddance

Zbigniew Brzezinski has died at 89

May 27 07:57

Sign about harassing female bartenders deserves a standing ovation

A bar in Exeter, Devon, has put up a sign to tell customers that their female bartender isn't "uncontrollably sexually attracted" to them, she's just doing her job.

The sign was created after a female member of staff in The Beer Cellar was sexually harassed by male customers.

May 27 07:55

Dumbest Criminal EVER Accidentally Loses $500 Million in Drugs

Cody Xiong cracked open his door, saw the investigator on his porch and 'fessed up, authorities say.
“I guess,” Xiong said, “you are here for the opium.”
The investigator wasn't. But suddenly, he was intrigued.
What followed was a massive opium bust, based entirely on a North Carolina poppy grower who thought prematurely that the jig was up.

May 27 07:54

After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

For a century, Americans lived comfortably with the honoring, North and South, of the men who fought on both sides. But today's America is not the magnanimous country we grew up in. Since the '60s, there has arisen an ideology that holds that the Confederacy was the moral equivalent of Nazi Germany, and those who fought under its battle flag should be regarded as traitors or worse. Thus, in New Orleans, statues of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, and General Robert E. Lee were just pulled down ... Behind this remorseless drive to blast the greatest names from America's past off public buildings, and to tear down their statues and monuments, is an egalitarian extremism rooted in envy and hate.

May 26 23:46

Zbigniew Brzezinski has died at 89

May 26 18:48

video - Somali immigrants get their asses whipped by a Finnish girl

Criminal asylum seeker criminal elements get their asses whipped by a Finnish girl

May 26 18:43

Liberal activist judge tosses out life sentences for the DC sniper who killed 10 people in 2002

Federal Judge overturns life without parole sentence for DC sniper

May 26 18:43

Syria’s Military Just Made Massive Gains In The East: Heading Toward ISIS, US Forces – Clash Inevitable?

By Brandon Turbeville

The Syrian military has just made massive gains in the eastern desert areas of the country, foreshadowing a major assault on ISIS positions in the east and southeast and thus an attempt to lift the ISIS siege on Deir ez-Zour. This is a huge deal...

May 26 17:31

On Kalief Browder Way: This Happens Every Day

Thursday, on what would have been his 24th birthday, an intersection in the Bronx was renamed in honor of Kalief Browder, the 16-year-old African-American boy flung into New York’s grisly Rikers Island Prison in 2010 after he was wrongly accused of stealing a backpack and his family couldn’t raise bail. At Rikers, known as a de-facto “penal colony” for its brutal conditions, Kalief endured three years of “documented torture,” including two years in solitary, at the hands of both guards and fellow inmates.

May 26 16:18

It Is All Unraveling And This Is Why Everyone Should Be Nervous

Another insurer is leaving Obamacare. Comey is blaming the Clinton investigation on a Russian document . Trumps slams intel leaks and Jeff Sessions is going to begin an investigation.

May 26 16:08

The Next Syria? ISIS Takes Philippine Town

What a coincidence; Phillipines, Duarte wanted nothing to do with Obama or the US and now ISIS is a problem.

May 26 16:03

Hillary's commencement address is less than a day old, but it already hasn't aged well.

"hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings"

May 26 16:03

‘System Let Me Down’: US Man Who Spent 24yrs In Jail On Wrongful Murder Conviction Speaks To RT

A newly freed man wrongfully convicted of murder at the age of 19 is grateful for friends, family and allies, crediting them for his ability to stave off anger towards the justice system that had locked him up for 24 years.

May 26 15:46

Recently redpilled PewDiePie, along with Tim Pool, JonTron, and Sargon, have been placed on Sweden's hate list

Sweden recently published a database of twitter account they thought as harmful or hateful.

May 26 15:33

Asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion ‘could transform global economy’

NASA scientists are outdoing themselves yet again: by reworking the planned route for a robotic mission to a giant asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion, they’ve managed to cut costs, launch sooner and arrive four years earlier than planned. Not bad.

May 26 15:31

Antifa Bike Lock attacker facing NINE felony charges!!

scroll down for list

May 26 15:30

JUST IN: WHILE TRUMP IS AWAY, PAUL RYAN MAKES BOMBSHELL ANNOUNCEMENT

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he disagrees with President Donald Trump’s stance that former FBI Director James Comey is a “nut job.” Ryans remarks were in response to a New York Times report that Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office that firing “nut job” Comey relieved the “great pressure because of Russia” he was facing.

May 26 15:27

Businessman Martin Shkreli Announces $100,000 Reward for Information on Seth Rich’s Murder

total reward now at a quarter million!

May 26 15:14

George Soros Behind Push to Boycott Sean Hannity

The control of private information on the internet has been a contentious for as long as the people have been online. It has long been the consensus that maintaining internet freedoms is essential for free expression, the exchange of ideas and the ability for proponents of democracy and human rights activists to mobilize and advocate for political, social, and economic reform. Currently, the debate about internet freedom is centered around the concept of net neutrality.

May 26 15:10

Planned Parenthood Abortionist remarks on her reaction to an eyeball falling into her lap

...laughs when discussing dismembering fully formed babies

May 26 14:58

UNGLUED!!! WATCH THIS MSNBC HOST FLIP OUT THE MINUTE GUEST MENTIONS HILLARY CLINTON’S TIES TO RUSSIA

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle came unhinged after her guest brought up Hillary Clinton’s ties to Russia. She allowed her two other guests to gang up on him as well, interrupting him so he wouldn’t be able to finish a sentence.

May 26 13:42

Bahrainis hold more anti-regime rallies nationwide

People in Bahrain hold more rallies nationwide in protest at the Manama regime’s recent bloodshed in the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

On May 23, Bahraini forces raided Diraz, which has been under a military siege for almost a year, and stormed into the home of Sheikh Qassim.

During the raid, regime forces killed at least five demonstrators, wounded dozens and arrested over 280 people during the crackdown on Diraz, which took place shortly after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question of why President Trump is so excellent at making such horrifically bad choices in foreign policy in the Middle East just gives me nightmares.

He's cosied up to one of the worst suppressors of human rights in the region,AKA Saudi Arabia; selling them bombs with which to continue their genocide in Yemen, and ultimately start a war against Iran, which has done absolutely nothing wrong, except develop a truly moderate, Constitutional Muslim democracy, and be the alleged "existential threat" claimed by both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

And the Al Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain?!? Please, don't get me started!!

The Sunni monarchy has been mercilessly persecuting peaceful Shiia protestors who are advocating for a Constitutional Monarchy; they have been jailed, tortured into confessions for crimes they have not committed; convicted by kangaroo courts and given long prison sentences.

Even the first responders who treated these protestors from their injuries and wounds by the Bahraini police have been jailed, tortured, convicted of crimes they did not commit, and committing them to long prison sentences as well.

I have warned the Bahraini government over the years on this blog, that if there was no attempt to achieve a political compromise with their Shiite citizens, there would be a tipping point, and we may well be looking at that tipping point right now.

And it may come at such a price that there will be a violent revolution against the monarchy, and whoever will be in control will be virulently anti-American, because of this country's wholehearted support of this wretched, tone-deaf monarchy, and its government.

At that point, the US 5th Fleet, which is hosted by Bahrain, may well have to find a new home.

May 26 13:24

US nuclear fuel fire may lead to much larger disaster than Fukushima: Study

A new US study has found that government agencies have undermined the risks to the country’s nuclear safety, warning that a single nuclear fuel fire may lead to a disaster “much greater than [Japan’s] Fukushima.”

If spent fuel at one of America’s dozens of nuclear sites is set on fire, it “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists cautioned in a study published in the Friday issue of Science Magazine, censuring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for ignoring the potential danger.

Such a disaster, it said, would lead to “trillion-dollar consequences,” as the hypothetical fire would lead to the contamination of a region larger than the northeast state of New Jersey and compel mass relocations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With a serious deterioration of facilities like Hanford in Washington State, Congress needs to start taking care of the people they allegedly represent, by making sure that critical infrastructure, like the country's nuclear facilities are upgraded and cared for.

Unfortunately, with such a huge portion of Trump's 2018 budget dedicated to the military, I don't think this will happen before it is too late to address the problem.

May 26 13:10

Nancy Pelosi complains Trump not visiting countries in alphabetical order

Has Nancy Pelosi completely lost her mind? Or does she just have to complain about everything President Trump does?

During a press briefing on Thursday, the House Minority Leader criticized the president’s choice of visiting Saudi Arabia first during his inaugural foreign trip.

“I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first. Saudi Arabia!” Pelosi said.

“It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To those who Congresswoman Pelosi allegedly represents in the 12th District; this woman is getting progressively more confused, irritable, and ever more illogical.

And if she doesn't get why President Trump went first to Saudi Arabia, I would be very happy to explain to her why; it was the huge weapons deal he pulled off there.

She has become a complete embarrassment to Congress and to those she allegedly represents.

The California DNC should be talking about replacing her for the next election cycle, and quickly.

May 26 12:54

US PLANS FIRST TEST OF ICBM INTERCEPT, WITH NKOREA ON MIND

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three straight failures. The system has evolved from the multibillion-dollar effort triggered by President Ronald Reagan's 1983 push for a "Star Wars" solution to ballistic missile threats during the Cold War - when the Soviet Union was the only major worry.

North Korea is now the focus of U.S. efforts because its leader, Kim Jong Un, has vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American territory. He has yet to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, but Pentagon officials believe he is speeding in that direction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what is the US military actually able to do about the interceptor's miserable failure rate?!?

This will do absolutely nothing unless it is completely accurate in its interception process, and it looks to me as though it is going to need far more intense engineering, and time, to get these units fully operational.

May 26 12:40

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

The United Nations has called Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians in custody, expressing alarm over reports of "punitive measures by Israeli authorities" against hundreds of prisoners who are on hunger strike for nearly 40 days.

More than 1,500 prisoners launched the action on April 17 to press for an end to administrative detention and solitary confinement, as well as longer and more regular family visits, landlines installed in prisons and better healthcare.

The protest has continued without resolution and the health of hundreds of participating prisoners has began to "deteriorate significantly," Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement on Wednesday.

"I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger strikers, including restricted access to lawyers and the denial of family visits," Zeid said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When these men start to die (and some of them will, even with NG feeding), the Palestinian blowback against Israel may take a very dark, violent turn here.

The bottom line here, when it comes to Palestinian prisoners, there are no standard rules of law, to which truly civilized countries adhere.

"Secret evidence" and indefinite detention is unacceptable, in most judicial practices around the world; it should be unacceptable against Palestinian prisoners as well.

May 26 12:38

The Problem Is Deep: Media Rots Your Brain

Don’t Believe Anything You See In The Media

May 26 12:19

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh and paid fealty to one of the United States’ most enduring allies in the Middle East.

The vast majority of the reports on the topic, however, omitted a rather key piece of context—namely, whom the weapons will be used to kill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These weapons will be used to complete the Saudi genocide in Yemen, and ultimately, the US and Israel are planning to use Saudi Arabia as a proxy force for a war against the Iranians.

Of course, the gorilla, napping, splayed out all over the Bosendorfer Grand Piano, is Russia; Russian civilian and military leadership has consistently promised Iran that it will come to its aid if it is attacked militarily.

A war against Russia over Iran?!?!?

Folks, this potential scenario is just about as serious as is a heart attack, and my assessment is that it is coming, sooner, rather than later.

That President Trump has thrown the US's lot in with a country with so vile a human rights record, that it makes Attila the Hun look downright compassionate in comparison, just boggles the mind.

But of course, both Israel and the Saudi government want regime change in Tehran, so, that is precisely what President Trump is going to attempt to get them, even though a war against Iran will most likely mean war with Russia.

And such a war is a war that the US military might not be able to win, because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

May 26 11:58

SCHOOL UNDER FIRE FOR SICKENING THREAT AGAINST TRUMP PRINTED IN 2017 YEARBOOK

A Minnesota high school has come under fire for allowing students to threaten President Donald Trump in their 2017 yearbook. According to KSDK, a page in the Brainerd High School yearbook was solely dedicated to the question, “How do you feel about (Trump)?”

May 26 11:42

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in central Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. It followed a series of church bombings claimed by Islamic State in a campaign of violence against the Copts.

Islamic State supporters reposted videos from earlier this year urging violence against the Copts in Egypt.

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were in a bus and other vehicles. Local TV channels showed a bus apparently raked by gunfire and smeared with blood.

Clothes and shoes could be seen lying in and around the bus, while the bodies of some of the victims lay in the sand nearby, covered with black sheets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, being a Christian is generally not hazardous to one's health; unfortunately in other countries, like Egypt, it can mean a death sentence for you and your family.

May 26 11:34

Iraqi troops torture and execute civilians in secret videos

Officers of an elite Iraqi special forces unit, praised by U.S. military commanders earlier this year for its role in fighting ISIS, directed the torture and execution of civilians in Mosul in at least six distinct incidents caught on tape.

“That's a murder,” retired Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann told ABC News after reviewing the graphic footage. “There should be punishment for anyone doing it. It's reprehensible and it shouldn't be allowed on any modern battlefield."

The alarming footage was smuggled out of Iraq by a prize-winning Iraqi photojournalist, Ali Arkady, who spent months embedded in combat with the elite Iraqi troops leading the fight against ISIS late last year. Since turning over his cache of photos and videos to ABC News, he says he has received death threats from the soldiers he once considered friends and has now fled Iraq to seek asylum in Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, these Iraqi military personnel learned,and absorbed, the lessons of Abu Ghraib extraordinary well.

US Torture of Iraqi prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib

Of course, the Iraqi government is vehemently denying this:Iraq's Interior Minister issues a video to prove that torture claims are "incorrect".

Unfortunately, there are way too many eye-witness accounts of such events happening for it not to be true.

May 26 11:23

US Bombs East Syria Village Second Day in a Row, Over 115 Civilians Killed

The US has been killing a soaring number of civilians in airstrikes in recent months, occasionally admitting to incidents, but generally keeping up the pretense of “enormous care” taken to not kill even more. While the Pentagon insists targeting rules have not been relaxed, the soaring death toll is clearly raising doubts about US policy.

That today’s attack killed a lot of ISIS family members is likely to add to questions, particularly as President Trump openly advocated killing family members of terrorists as part of the war, complaining that the lack of family killing amounted to a “very politically correct war.” That’s one thing President Trump won’t be accused of, given the number of civilians he’s having killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump's advocacy of the assassination of family members of ISIS (including, I would imagine, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly) very much reminds me of the statement made by the Papal Legate, overseeing the Papal war against the Cathars at the siege of Montsegur in France.

Upon being informed that women and children were also holed up with the men being besieged, his response was, "Kill them all: God will find his own."

May 26 11:13

MICROSOFT WARNS OF ‘ORWELLIAN FUTURE’ AS WIKILEAKS EXPOSES PARTICIPATION WITH SURVEILLANCE

Recently, an installment of WikiLeaks’ Vault7 documents came to light that exposed two CIA malware programs that specifically infect Microsoft computers with the purpose of carrying out tasks on infected computers, checking for scheduled events, and collecting data.

The revelation put Microsoft in the hot seat, with people speculating that the tech giant may have been aware that the CIA works with features specifically built into Microsoft computers to collect data and perform tasks.

Microsoft’s history would suggest the worst, from Edward Snowden’s 2013 leaks that revealed Microsoft had “collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption,” to the NSA bragging about their newly acquired ability to triple the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism just nine months after Microsoft bought Skype.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?!

May 26 11:10

BOSTON BOMBING: FATHER OF CHECHEN KILLED BY FBI SUES OVER 2013 DEATH

The family of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot at least six times by an FBI agent in his Orlando apartment during a routine interrogation in May 2013, is suing federal and state parties they believe to be responsible for the man’s death.

Todashev, who is believed to be an acquaintance of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead during an FBI interrogation in which he was questioned about the terror attack and possible involvement in a 2011 triple murder.

After examining autopsy photos of his son’s body forwarded to him by one of Todashev’s friends, the man’s father claimed his son was shot “execution style,” including six times in the torso and once in the back of the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, Todashev hurled a coffee table at these people, and tried to whack them with a metal broom, as police and FBI claim, where is the photographic evidence of this which should be producible by the police and the FBI?!?

Did it "conveniently disappear", or did it never actually happen?!?

We will never really know, but the bottom line here is that this death reeks of coverup; most likely, Todashev knew something that would be damaging to the government's narrative on the Tsarnaev brothers, shared it, and was extrajudicially assassinated for it, before the information could get out.

May 26 10:58

Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night.

Counter Terrorism agencies were facing questions after it emerged Salman Abedi told friends that “being a suicide bomber was okay”, prompting them to call the Government’s anti-terrorism hotline.

Sources suggest that authorities were informed of the danger posed by Abedi on at least five separate occasions in the five years prior to the attack on Monday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I said in a post yesterday, there are only three possible reasons for this man not getting stopped stopped before carrying out this horrific bombing.

The first is that MI 5 is a bunch of incompetent, professionally impotent imbeciles; but I think the second is perhaps closer to the truth, and that is because the British Deep State wanted something like this to happen, to "numb" their citizens to more of these events taking place, and use the crisis to justify even more draconian surveillance, and a death-grip on the internet in the UK.

Theresa May wants sweeping new powers to control the internet

And post-Manchester, she also wants to ban cryptography outright in the UK.UK Tories say they'll exploit Manchester's dead to ban working crypto in the UK

The third reason would be to to create support for further British military intervention in the Middle East.

Attacks like this, across Europe, have become very unacceptable "cost of doing business" for the financial empires involved in many Middle Eastern countries, like the UK and the US governments.

And the cycle goes like this; publicly accuse a country of something it did not do (Like Hussein's allegedly having "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq); invading; assassinating and regime-changing its government, making sure it is as western-centric as possible; occupy; expropriate resources to which the invaders have utterly no moral right; and sell those resources only in appropriate currencies, to appropriate countries.

Repeat.

I would never condone this horrific act; as a Christian witness, and Christian pacifist activist, I condemn all violence,and my thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this attack, their families, and their friends.

But that being said, those in the bowels of power in both the US and UK magically believe that ultimately, their wars of occupation and plunder will not create a reaction in those people whose families have been maimed and displaced; disowned; thrown in to abject poverty through regime change and war; and no longer in control of their countries any more.

Also, at the end of the day, those in the bowels of power in the West, believe, as an absolute article of faith, that these people have absolutely no right to the rage and emotional misery at these actions, which have been taken against them, and their brother and sister citizens, has caused.

Until, that is, we get a terrible incident like Manchester.

And let's call this by its proper name: blowback, in the face of empires which are too busy counting and acquiring the spoils of war to care what it has done to the people of the countries where those spoils of war come from.

May 26 10:24

EU NIGHTMARE: Brussels could face another Dutch election as coalition talks crumble again

BRUSSELS could face the nightmare prospect of another Dutch general election after a second round of talks on forming a coalition government ended without agreement today.

Four of the country’s main parties, including prime minister Mark Rutte’s conservatives (VVD), agreed to break off the negotiations after no progress was made on key issues.

The Netherlands has now gone 70 days without a government since March’s crunch election, which provided the EU with temporary relief when the eurosceptic Geert Wilders failed to make significant gains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way the EU is structured is that it was never engineered to be fully sustainable.

May 26 10:10

Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.

May 26 10:04

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large

May 26 09:45

Yes, American leaks are bloody annoying but the blame for missing the glaring red flags that should have identified the Manchester bomber before he could commit mass-murder lie much closer to home

I didn’t think I could ever feel angrier than I did on Tuesday when I first heard an ISIS suicide bomber had deliberately targeted, murdered and maimed young girls as they left a pop concert.

It’s impossible to imagine a more heinous, sickening and pathetically cowardly act on so many vulnerable, innocent and defenceless people.

Yet today my initial rage has manifested into cold fury and revulsion that the medieval barbarian who committed this atrocity wasn’t stopped long before he ever had the chance to detonate his death and destruction.

May 26 09:43

‘System let me down’: US man who spent 24yrs in jail on wrongful murder conviction speaks to RT

Thomas had an alibi, but the jury was not convinced. A court dismissed one of his appeals in 1999, and from 2004 to 2009, he unsuccessfully sought help in proving his innocence. His nightmare ended on Tuesday after a court reversed Thomas’ conviction on the basis of newly discovered evidence.

“There was a box that was found by the police department that contained documents that showed that there was an alternate theory of the murder that was never presented, never handed over to the defense,” James Figorski, Thomas’ attorney, told RT.

May 26 09:41

SYRIA - TRUTH SLIPS THROUGH IN THE NEW YORK TIMES - NATO PREPS TO FIGHT IRAN AND RUSSIA

The Islamic proxy forces of the "west", al-Qaeda under its various disguises, Ahar al-Sham and even ISIS are mostly done. The latest especially is no longer a capable military force but is reverting to guerilla levels of operation. Its final defeat will take a long time but it must and will be achieved by local forces.

Despite that the U.S. pressed on NATO members to let the NATO organization join its "fight against ISIS". The single NATO members were already part of the U.S. coalition. But NATO as an organization brings large scale command and control capabilities as well as additional resources. (All under U.S. control.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A larger, regional, if not world war, is coming; we have been in the opening phases of that war for some time now, even though few will acknowledge it.

I am reminded of the second Sherlock Holmes movie, "A Game of Shadows", where the evil Moriarty makes the observation that war is coming, and he has the "lock" on both the bullets and the bandages: so it is with the West's military/industrial complex, which has metaphorically punctured President Trump's throat; swallowed whatever morality President Donald Trump ever had before he took his Oath of Office, and replaced it with the pure, immoral venom of war.

That President Trump has thrown America's lot in with Saudi Arabia, coupled with the huge arms deal he just signed off on, is appalling to me, on every possible level.

This, for a country where its human rights record makes Attila the Hun look downright compassionate in comparison?!?

There is utterly no doubt in my mind that some of those arms will be used to finish the Saudi's on-going genocide in Yemen, then be used against Iran, which is both Saudi Arabia's and Israel's "alleged existential threat" in the region.

And why?!? Because, since the revolution in 79, it has become a moderate, flourishing constitutional Islamic republic, where the rights of religious minorities are protected, and its people are succeeding.

Oh, and don't forget; Israel's government got a little "antsy" over the Saudi deal, so President Trump has just OK'd another $75 million dollars more for "Israeli defense", over and above the $38 billion dollar, 10 year deal deal, signed in December of last year.

PM says US agreed to boost Israel military aid amid concern over Saudi deal

So I give you President Donald "Moriarty" Trump, who firmly believes war is good for business, because our weapons are the only things people from other countries want to buy; and so, war is what he shall have.

Never mind that the US and its allies may well not win this war, particularly against Russia, because this country doesn't have the weaponry; the money, the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a victory in a conventional war against Russia.

May 26 09:05

WALL AROUND OBAMA’S DC HOME COMPLETE

As Barack Obama waxes eloquent about the supposed negative impact of walls on humanity, crews have completed the wall surrounding his Washington, DC home.

Grabien reports:

Sitting alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former President Obama lectured the current administration about its immigration policy Thursday.

While not mentioning President Trump by name, Obama made clear to whom he was leveling his criticism.

“In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves,” Obama said. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

But that’s exactly what Obama is doing in his Washington, DC and Chicago homes.

Crews have completed the brick and metal wall surrounding his home in the tony Kalorama neighborhood in DC.

May 26 08:29

THE TRUTH ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY

Since World War II, the stupid cliche of "thank our veterans for our freedom" was unofficially attached to the day. Of course, American haven't died in defense of freedom since the complicated and nuanced Civil War -- with northerners dying to remain free of the dangers of a Rothschild-divided America; and southerners dying for the right of state sovereignty.
So, this Memorial Day, with all due respect to the veterans, let us dispense with all this "thank you for our freedom" bullshit and declare a more historically accurate "gratitude" to the deserving parties (cough cough).

May 26 08:26

WHILE TRUMP IS OVERSEAS, MAJOR ADMIN OFFICIAL RESIGNS OUT OF NOWHERE

Faced with being forced to testify before Congress, the head of the Education Department’s student financial aid office resigned Tuesday night, irking House Republicans who had been planning to grill him.

May 26 08:11

Middle school teacher and her aide caught on video in vicious brawl in front of students

A Georgia middle school teacher and her aide will be fired after brawling with each other in front of a classroom full of students May 19 — a knock-down, drag-out incident recorded on cellephone video by a student.

May 26 08:02

White high school girls face charges of racism for ‘blackface’ photos. Dad says it’s all a mistake.

Local civil rights organizations in Birmingham, Ala., accused four white high school girls of committing a “hate crime” for allegedly posting photos of themselves in “blackface” and want to see the students sent to therapy. But according to one parent, it’s all a misunderstanding.

May 26 07:56

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s Iraq “War Crimes”

March 1, 2017

Retired Marine General James Mattis, a man who has served over forty years in the Marine Corps, was sworn in as the US Secretary of Defense in January 2017. Before his confirmation, he was under public scrutiny—for instance, for his controversial comments on “political Islam” at the Heritage Foundation in 2015—but, Dahr Jamail reports, the bigger concern is that Mattis “is clearly responsible for carrying out and/or aiding and abetting in several war crimes.”

The November 2005 Haditha massacre was well documented and received international attention, even if Mattis’s role in it has been largely forgotten. After a roadside bomb attack on a Marine convoy, a group of American soldiers rounded up 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians—including women, children, and elderly people—and shot them numerous times at close range. When the Marines were brought to trial, Mattis was the authority that dismissed the charges against them.

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