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Jul 08 18:52

US Army says female soldiers should shower with trans soldiers who have male genitalia

The United States Army is now training active-duty officers to accept transgender individuals into the bathrooms (and showers) of that individual’s preferred gender, according to an excerpt from the official training manual.

Jul 08 18:25

CNN’s Ratings Collapse As Primetime Shows Draw Less Viewers Than Re-Runs Of “Yogi Bear”

As The Federalist notes in the table below, for the week of June 26th – July 2nd, CNN’s primetime shows (Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon) managed to draw about 6% fewer viewers than multi-decade old re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” which air in the same time slots on Nick-At-Nite.

Jul 08 18:21

Republican-Sponsored Citizen Disarmament Bill Headed to Anti-Gun Oregon Governor

“Today the Oregon House approved one of the most dangerous, hateful and mean spirited pieces of legislation ever introduced,” Oregon Firearms Federation alerted members Thursday. “SB 719 A, the product of Republican Senator Brian Boquist’s collusion with the most militant anti-gunners in the legislature, will now allow the police to come to your home and confiscate your firearms and ‘deadly weapons’ with no accusation or conviction of a crime. There is NO question this bill will cost people’s lives.”

Jul 08 17:56

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Jul 08 17:43

VIDEO --- Obama-Putin compared with Trump-Putin

Trump and Obama Look Totally Different Meeting Putin

Jul 08 17:28

Democrat Charged With Hate Crime After Threats Sent To Vt. Democrats' Muslim Chairman

Man Charged With Hate Crime After Threats Sent

Jul 08 16:04

The US State of War – July 2017

This is the state of war in The United States in July 2017

The US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombings of Vietnam , Cambodia , and Laos in the 1960s & 70s>>>

Jul 08 16:03

Not even Melania could break up lengthy Putin-Trump meeting, says Tillerson

The bilateral meeting was scheduled to last 30-40 minutes – however, the two leaders ended up talking for more than two hours.

"Several times I had to remind the president, people were sticking their heads in the door,”said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who, along with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, was also in attendance.

Such was the delay, the president’s aides employed Melania Trump to try and get the leaders to wrap things up.

"They even sent in the first lady at one point to see if she could get us out of there, and that didn't work either," Tillerson said. "We went another hour after she came in to see us, so clearly she failed.”

The meeting ended up lasting 2 hours and 16 minutes in total. Tillerson said the leaders had “positive chemistry” and “connected quickly.”

Trump later described the talks as “tremendous.”

Jul 08 15:24

Trump and Obama Look Totally Different Meeting Putin

VIDEO --- Obama-Putin compared with Trump-Putin

Jul 08 13:34

The poison of commercialisation and social injustice

Graham Peebles recounts the harm done to societies by commercialisation, and says an alternative built on sharing, common purpose and recognition that collaboration, not competition, is the way forward, is beginning to take root.>>

Jul 08 11:23

Donald Trump infuriates EU with private talks with Theresa May for ‘quick’ UK trade deal

DONALD Trump has met Theresa May at the G20 Summit and said a Brexit trade deal can be done "very quickly" with Britain.

The US president hailed the "very special relationship" he had developed with Theresa May as the pair met in Hamburg.

Mr Trump said he expected an agreement on new trading arrangements with Britain that was "very powerful" and would be great for both countries.

Jul 08 11:18

Pope Francis slams Donald Trump’s ‘dangerous’ G20 alliance with Vladimir Putin

POPE Francis has hit out against the potential of a “very dangerous alliance” at the G20 summit among world powers including the United States and Russia.

Jul 08 11:15

Two B-1B Bombers Hold Live-Fire Drills Over Korean Peninsula, Show Off US "Attack Capabilities"

The US sent two B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Guam's Andersen Air Force Base base to the Korean Peninsula, to practice “attack capabilities” with South Korean jet fighters and hold live-fire drills on Saturday, Yonhap News reported, the latest show of force by the US military after North Korea’s first-ever ICBM test launch on July 4. The pair of US bombers flew conducted a simulated destruction of an enemy ballistic missile launcher and underground facilities, the South's air force said, sending a strong hint to its northern neighbor.

The joint exercise included US F-16 fighters jets as well as fighter planes from the South Korean and Japanese air forces, and came a day after Trump said in Warsaw on Thursday that he was considering “some pretty severe things” in response to North Korea’s latest actions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such drills are only going to make Kim Jung Un more defiant about developing his nuclear capabilities as a defensive weapon.

But in order to negotiate, the US, China, South Korea, and Japan need something with which to negotiate.

South Korea's President Moon has stated that he is ready to meet Kim Jung-un any time, any place; I think an honest, frank, meeting between these two leaders would be a great start toward ratcheting down tensions here.

The best chance to get Kim Jung Un to negotiate would be to propose a real peace treaty, with which to replace the armistice, ensure peaceful trade, and remove the sanctions in return for North Korea's dropping its nuclear weapons program.

If there is a will, there is a way; unfortunately, Rex Tillerson has stated that the US government will not negotiate with North Korea until it destroys its nuclear weapons program.

Tillerson rejects talks with North Korea

That is not going to happen, in terms of North Korea stopping its nuclear weapons program before negotiating, which leaves the US position completely rigid and inflexible.

But a war on the Korean peninsula would be devastating, with vast numbers of innocent civilians killed or wounded outright, and may well involve China on North Korea's side.

Jul 08 10:56

Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future

The backdrops to the Putin/Trump meeting are the aspirations of Israel and the neoconservatives. It is these aspirations that drive US foreign policy.

What is Syria about? Why is Washington so focused on overthrowing the elected president of Syria? What explains the sudden 21st century appearance of “the Muslim threat”? How is Washington’s preoccupation with “the Muslim threat” consistent with Washington’s wars against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad, leaders who suppressed jihadism? What explains the sudden appearance of “the Russian threat” which has been hyped into dangerous Russophobia without any basis in fact?

The Muslim threat, the Russian threat, and the lies used to destroy Iraq, Libya, and parts of Syria are all orchestrations to serve Israeli and neoconservative aspirations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope and pray that when each man took the measure of the other, that each respected the substance they saw in the other, and will both signal a willingness to work together for peace and justice; if not, Paul Craig Robert's last statement in the above article may, unfortunately, prove prophetic.

Jul 08 10:42

Scott Adams: International Relations in a Time of Nukes and Plenty

In olden days, if a neighboring kingdom was prosperous and capable, it was a risk to your security. A rich neighbor can assemble powerful armies to capture your resources and enslave your people. In those primitive times, any powerful empire was a real enemy, and you had to treat them as such.

Fast-forward to 2017, and some of those old rules have changed. A rich country with nuclear weapons won’t attack a weak country with nuclear weapons. Economics and national defense are somewhat disconnected in modern times. Nukes changed everything.

Jul 08 10:25

South Korean President Seeks Diplomatic Relations with DPRK

President Moon Jae-in urges improved ties with Pyongyang over confrontation.

Earlier he said

“I’m pro-US, but now South Korea should adopt diplomacy in which it can discuss a US request and say no to the Americans.”

He wants his government taking the lead on policies affecting the peninsula, mostly concerned about preventing war, devastating for Seoul and Pyongyang if launched.

On Thursday, ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, he expressed willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “any time, any place” – despite the DPRK’s nuclear program and July 4 ballistic missile test.

He proposed both North and South resumption of family reunions and mutual cooperation on the 2018 winter Olympic games – to be held in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

He supports responsible diplomacy and dialogue over confrontation to resolve differences between both sides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man has a very matter of fact, escalation-reducing formula for calming the tensions between North and South Korea; the fact that the direction in which he is moving is definitely not to the American Deep State's liking, makes me wonder just how much longer he will be allowed to continue as President of South Korea.

Jul 08 10:15

Police bust child porn ring with 87,000 members who arranged horrific abuse of children and swapped vile images online

German police have busted a child porn website with 87,000 members and arrested a man they accuse of running it.

Officers detained the 39-year-old, who has not been identified, north of Frankfurt. Several suspected users were arrested across Germany and Austria.

They are all accused of involvement in a forum called Elysium, which had operated on the 'Darknet' since the end of 2016.

Jul 08 10:12

US, Israel Furious Over UN Hebron Heritage Designation

Both the US and Israel are reacting with outrage today and threatening to defund UNESCO, following the international body’s recognition that the Tomb of Patriarchs, in Israeli-occupied Hebron, is a World Heritage site, and one that is considered “in danger.”

The Tomb of Patriarchs, also the Ibrahimi Mosque, is believed to be the burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is considered the second holiest site in Judaism, and the fourth holiest in Islam. The UNESCO ruling noted the repeated vandalism and property damage in the area, related to settlements.

The US is mostly outraged because Israel is outraged, with Ambassador Nikki Haley describing the recognition of the mosque as Islamic as “an affront to history” and suggesting that the US might totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, to what are you alluding when you make the statement that this designation of the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a world heritage site might cause the US to "totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process"?!?

Because there is no peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; what is happening here is simply brisk Israeli annexations of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israel which wind up as Jewish-only settlements.

And this is the real "affront" not only to Palestinian history, but also the future of the Palestinian people!!

Jul 08 10:06

A Lose-Lose Summit for Merkel, Hamburg and the World

Will the G-20 summit in Hamburg lead to progress in solving the biggest challenges facing the world, such as hunger, poverty and climate change. Not likely.

Jul 08 10:02

US Plans New THAAD Missile Defense Test Amid North Korea Tensions

Following the successful North Korean ICBM test earlier in the week, the US has announced its intention to carry out a new test of their THAAD missile defense system, an attempt to shoot down an IRBM simulating an attack around the THAADs in Alaska.

The US is eager to make a show of being able to intercept North Korean missiles, but such tests are risky, as the missile defense systems are in practice pretty unreliable, and even in the optimum conditions provided by the tests, often fail, which would be a particularly public embarrassment.

The US has a number of THAADs deployed in Alaska, and two set up in South Korea. North Korea’s ICBM has a theoretical range to Alaska, based on estimates from the test. The Pentagon has repeatedly played up their ability to shoot down an attacking North Korean missile.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Defense Secretary Mattis, a word, please; nothing would be more completely embarrassing right now to the US than a failed THAAD test; until this equipment becomes more robust and reliable, I would politely suggest that you may want to hold off on ordering such a test for awhile.

Jul 08 09:54

Tillerson: Not Many North Korea Options If Pressure Fails

In comments that appeared to contradict yesterday’s by Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the US has few “good options” remaining with respect to North Korea if repeated threats and sanctions don’t work.

That’s because President Trump and other top officials have repeatedly insisted that diplomacy is a “failed” option of past administrations, and despite talking up their “many options,” these appear to all begin and end with some sort of military attack, starting a huge war.

Tillerson’s comments provide additional insight into the US “strategy,” such as it is, revealing that they expect that carefully timed and escalated threats and sanctions will at some point lead to North Korea just unilaterally giving up everything they want.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What global leaders, particularly Russia, China, South Korea and Japan need to do, is to get Kim Jung Un to the negotiating table and offer him something tangible, like a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with iron clad guarantees for trade, and the lifting of sanctions in return for North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons program.

Of course, that... would be logical.

Jul 08 09:48

Pentagon Falsely Claims Only 603 Civilians Killed in ISIS War Airstrikes

The Pentagon’s latest massive undercount of the civilian death toll in coalition airstrikes against Iraq and Syria has shown a significant spike in the death toll, putting the latest official count at 603 civilians between the start of the air war and the end of May.

The figure is rising a lot faster than it used to, growing by scores months now instead of by single digit numbers, reflective of the general trend of soaring death tolls as US strikes concentrate on densely populated civilian targets.

They’re still wrong, however, and wrong in a big way. The official 603 killed is less than one seventh the figure by the Air Wars NGO, which put the civilian deaths through the same period at 4,354. This is because incidents with hundreds killed are often revised downward by the Pentagon to just a handful, and smaller incidents, where only a dozen or so are killed, tend to be ignored altogether.

Jul 08 09:44

White House Caps Increase of US Troops to Afghanistan

Since President Trump handed off the decision on the Afghan War’s escalation to Defense Secretary James Marris, we’ve heard several wildly different figures from different sources, with some reports suggesting that an escalation of 3,000 to 5,000 was too small, and that Mattis might ultimately go much, much bigger.

In reality, however, officials now say that Mattis’ autonomy on the matter has its limits, and those limits are 3,900 more US ground troops. A classified memo is said to be in place which would oblige Mattis to get White House authorization if his escalation is to be any larger than that.

The Pentagon has declined to comment on the matter, noting the memo is classified, but some administration officials are said to have been surprise that any restrictions at all were placed on Mattis for deciding on troop levels in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the classic definitions of insanity is doing precisely the same thing, in exactly the same manner, yet expecting a different outcome; this is what is happening in the US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

There is utterly zero military metric by which the occupation, now in its 16th year, can be judged "a success". We have had military surges and drawdowns, but that has not affected the reality on the ground that the Taliban control even more territory than they have before.

And I have to wonder if President Trump has given Mattis "limited authority" on the troop strength in Afghanistan to be able to blame him when the coming "surge" winds up having absolutely zero effect on the situation on the ground here. Because were I a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that the coming surge will not be enough to really make a difference.

What should the US and NATO do in Afghanistan, then?!? Were I President Trump and the NATO Commander-General Stoltenberg, I would have troops exit Afghanistan as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government was left in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

After all, it was the cost of the pipeline rights which caused President Bush to have the US military invade Afghanistan in the first place.

Why did the US go to war in Afghanistan?!?

Jul 08 09:27

Putin and Trump discuss anti-terror efforts, cyber security, Ukrainian and Syrian crisesMore:http://tass.com/politics/955262

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he discussed the Ukraine and Syria crises, the fight against terrorism and cybercrimes along with cyber security at his talks with US President Donald Trump.

"I have had a lengthy conversation with the US president. Loads of questions have accumulated including both Ukraine and Syria along with other issues, some bilateral issues," Putin said at his meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "We have returned to discussing the fight against terrorism and cybersecurity."

Putin apologized to Abe for making him wait for about an hour.
"Both I and he [US president] owe you an apology," he said.
The 135-minute meeting was held on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Germany’s Hamburg. Until today, the two leaders had had only telephone conversations.

At the beginning of the talks, Putin and Trump spoke in favor of dialogue. The meeting was held behind closed doors and was attended only by the two countries’ top diplomats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somehow, the world seems just a little bit less on the keening edge of a world war than it did before these two gentlemen actually met, and talked.

I see reasons to be cautiously optimistic here.

Jul 08 09:21

LORETTA LYNCH DENIES COLLUDING WITH CLINTON CAMP DESPITE SUPER OBVIOUSLY DOING SO

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch may be in some serious trouble over holes in her official story to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

When Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified info, she said under oath that she never talked to “anyone” on the Clinton Campaign.

The Senate Has Questions

The Senate is investigating a document alleging that Lynch contacted Clinton Camp operative Amanda Renteria to offer assurances that the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email would would appear to refute Lynch’s statement.

Then, there’s Comey’s statement that Lynch gave him a “queasy feeling” when she asked him to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well come back to haunt her - and Hillary Clinton.

Jul 08 09:14

WHISTLEBLOWER: “THE NSA IS STILL COLLECTING THE FULL CONTENT OF U.S. DOMESTIC E-MAIL, WITHOUT A WARRANT … THE NSA CANNOT IDENTIFY FUTURE TERRORISM BECAUSE 99.9999% OF WHAT IT COLLECTS AND ANALYZES IS FORESEEABLY IRRELEVANT”

The man who designed the NSA’s electronic intelligence gathering system (Bill Binney) sent us an affidavit which he signed on the Fourth of July explaining that the NSA is still spying on normal, every day Americans … and not focused on stopping terror attacks (I’ve added links to provide some background):

The attacks on September 11, 2001 completely changed how the NSA conducted surveillance …. the individual liberties preserved in the U.S. Constitution were no longer a consideration. In October 2001, the NSA began to implement a group of intelligence activities now known as the “President’s Surveillance Program.”

Jul 08 09:06

RUSSIA SAYS ISIS PLANNING TO GAS SYRIAN CIVILIANS, FRAME ASSAD, TO JUSTIFY US INVASION

Moscow, Russia – On Thursday, during a weekly press briefing by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained that their intelligence has revealed active terrorist plots to stage chemical attacks in Syria in order to justify and precipitate U.S. strikes and increased intervention in the Syrian civil war.

The information exposes ongoing plans by Syrian terrorist groups to stage chemical weapons attacks, to be blamed on the Assad government, in an effort to justify U.S. attacks against Syrian government forces.

“According to information available [to us], Syrian terrorist groups plan staged provocative actions with the use of chemical poison gases to justify US strikes against the positions of the Syrian government forces,” Zakharova said at a weekly press briefing.

The intelligence reveals that ISIS has deployed laboratories and equipment for manufacturing chemical weapons from its capital of Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor, according to Zakharova.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... was before Russia's President Putin and the US's President Trump met for two hours yesterday. I think the current situation in Syria - and elsewhere - will be a great deal more calm because of this meeting.

Jul 08 09:02

AFTER TRUMP BOWS TO SAUDIS, DECISION TO RELEASE EVIDENCE OF SAUDIS FUNDING 9/11 GETS REVERSED

President Trump’s change in attitude towards Saudi Arabia has apparently had a trickle-down effect, as a federal judge in Miami has reversed her decision to push for the release of crucial documents revealing information on the funding of the 9/11 attacks.

Judge Cecilia Altonaga is now ruling in favor of the FBI, granting the agency’s request to keep large portions of a slide show titled “Overview of the 9/11 Investigation” secret from the public.

The presentation Altonaga is now helping to keep private, includes sections on “Funding of the 9/11 Attacks,” “Early to Mid-2001 Additional Funding,” “Early to Mid-2000: Pilots/Intended Pilots Arrive U.S.,” “Investigative Findings” regarding hijacker “Identification,” and “Financial: Ample Financing was provided.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have just two words with which to describe Judge Altonaga’s flip flop on this: it stinks!!

Jul 08 08:57

NEW YORK TIMES FINALLY CORRECTS BOGUS CLAIM THAT IRAN ‘SPONSORED’ 9/11 ATTACKS

In its reporting on a dubious lawsuit alleging Iranian meta-involvement in 9/11, the New York Times badly misunderstood the case and maintained for more than three years, in the paper of record, that the government of Iran “sponsored” the September 11, 2001, attacks. The belated correction, issued late Wednesday night on two widely spaced articles on the topic, unceremoniously noted that Iran did not, in fact, help commit the 9/11 attacks.

The correction came after a report about a lawsuit last week mistakenly claimed that Iran sponsored 9/11, something that had not been alleged in the suit. The article (6/29/17,archived) originally read:

The government has agreed to distribute proceeds from the building’s sale, which could bring as much as $1 billion, to the families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorist attacks, including the September 11 attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jul 08 08:54

RECRUITERS USE ‘GEOFENCING’ TO TARGET POTENTIAL HIRES WHERE THEY LIVE AND WORK

Carol McDaniel has a perennial challenge: Attracting highly specialized acute-care certified neonatal nurse practitioners to come work for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

They are “always in short supply, high demand, and [it is a] very, very small group of people,” says McDaniel, the hospital’s recruitment director.

So, about six months ago, McDaniel says, the hospital started using a new recruitment tactic: It buys lists of potential candidates culled from online profiles or educational records. It then uses a technology to set up a wireless fence around key areas where the coveted nurses live or work. When a nurse with the relevant credentials enters a geofenced zone, ads inviting them to apply to All Children’s appear on their phones.

The system also automatically collects data from the user’s cellphone so it can continue to advertise to them, even after they leave the geofenced area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This technique has a very "minority report" effect to it, where science fiction rapidly becomes science fact.

Do you remember that scene in the mall where the Tom Cruz character gets inundated with specialised visual ads?!?

We're there, folks!!

Jul 08 08:38

G20 violence escalates, city on fire, supermarkets pillaged

HAMBURG, Germany (INTELLIHUB) — Schwarze Block protesters have gone all out at this year’s G20 meeting as they continue to rove the streets smashing in the windows of businesses and vehicles, setting some ablaze.

Jul 08 08:29

Man trolls racist neighbor complaining about him ‘looking Mexican’ with delicious response

Despite not being Mexican, a man who lived in a gated community was often “accused” of the ethnicity — despite living there for more than 11 years. So when he figured out which of his neighbors kept calling security on him, he decided to do something about it.
Imgur user “SharkswithFriggenLazerBeams” revealed the story of his friend, whose name he didn’t reveal, who was the recipient of racist surveillance from his neighbors.

Jul 08 08:27

US Mint employee leaves noose on black co-worker’s chair and is placed on leave

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has placed one of its employees on leave after they placed a noose on the chair of a black co-worker.
CBS News reports that the employee, whose name has not been released publicly, was caught in internal surveillance footage walking across the factory floor holding a noose that they would subsequently place on their colleague’s chair at their desk.

Jul 08 08:16

Indiana firefighter who shot neighbor 4 times will not face charges, says prosecutor

An Indianapolis firefighter who shot his neighbor four times in the chest after a dispute over a fence acted in self-defense and will not face charges, the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office said.

Jul 08 08:16

Homeless Population Decreasing Thanks to ‘Housing-First’ Approach

Since 2013, Arlington’s chronic homelessness rate has dropped 64 percent, and it was the second community in the nation able to claim to have ended veteran homelessness.
This is no accident, officials say: it’s because of the county’s “housing first” model.

Jul 08 08:10

Israeli Officer Shot Dead During Training Exercise While Pretending to be a Palestinian

Lethal force against Palestinians is common in Tel Rumeida, where roughly 850 Israeli settlers and a heavy military presence occupy Palestinian territory. An Israeli Army officer was accidentally shot and killed by one of his own troops during a training operation in which he was pretending to be a Palestinian at an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

Jul 08 07:51

Sucker punch from behind on city sidewalk knocks out man, 54: ‘This generation, I don’t know.’

William Griffith, Jr. said he was just minding his own business walking home last Saturday afternoon following his job cleaning elderly people’s apartments when he got a very unwelcome greeting from a fellow pedestrian on a Cincinnati sidewalk.

Jul 08 07:49

‘Get out n******’: Immigrant doctors awaken to Trump-fueled racist graffiti on South Carolina home

“In 2017, you don’t expect that,” Toks, the 64-year-old wife of the couple, told the Observer. “We’re a couple that minds our business. We help people in the neighborhood any way we can. It makes you wonder and doubt if people are really true and genuine with us.”

Jul 08 07:21

‘We’re not scared — we’re not ashamed’: Phoenix anti-Semitism victims won’t ‘back down’ from graffiti vandals

“I mean, we’re angry and offended and disheartened, but we’re not scared and we’re not ashamed and we’re proud to be Jews,” she told the newspaper. “We’re not gonna be afraid, we’re not gonna back down, and it’s important people still feel comfortable and proud being who they are whatever religion or minority they are.”

Jul 08 07:06

Judge strikes down Utah law banning undercover farm filming

A federal judge struck down Utah's so-called "ag gag" law Friday, ruling it violates free speech rights.
"Utah undoubtedly has an interest in addressing perceived threats to the state agricultural industry, and as history shows, it has a variety of constitutionally permissible tools at its disposal to do so," U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby concluded in a 31-page ruling.

Jul 08 07:06

After 14-hour standoff, police find house empty

Close to a dozen state police officers in tactical gear stormed a house in Lansing Township Friday afternoon after a 14-hour standoff.
And found it empty.
The suspect, who police say attacked his neighbor with a shovel Thursday night, is being sought on a felony assault warrant, Lansing Township Police Chief Adam Kline said.

Jul 08 06:14

What You Need to Know About the G20 So Far

G20 is short for The Group of 20. It is an international conference that represents the top 20 countries in the world based on GDP. In fact, 85% of the world's GDP is represented at the forum.

The current G20 summit is taking place in Hamburg, Germany right now. Here's what has happened so far.

Jul 07 21:16

Mike Pence ignores Nasa 'do not touch' sign

US Vice-President Mike Pence has made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching a piece of space flight equipment went viral.

Mr Pence was visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida when he placed his hand on a piece of hardware - despite a large sign that read "do not touch".

Jul 07 21:10

Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press. So We Bought One

As thousands of YouTube videos illustrate, the process of extracting rosin at home can be messy and inefficient. That’s why the good folks at Walmart—yes, that Walmart—want to spare cannabis lovers from using hair straighteners and other ad hoc tools.

Alongside its virtual aisles of firearms and Febreze, the world’s largest retailer just added a rosin press. It doesn’t seem too shy about it, either. On its website (the press is only available online) Walmart describes the Rosineer RNR-MV1 as a “dab machine.”

Jul 07 19:26

Mother Brags About Turning Young Son Into Drag Queen On Social Media (12 Pics)

Jorge explained that she was watching VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality show in which drag queens compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar, with her impressionable child (fantastic parenting move number one) when he apparently told her he wanted to "do that also." Naturally, the mother opted to bypass any actual helpful guidance and instead took out

Jul 07 19:24

Amish Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison For Not Having Proper Labeling On Herbal Products

An Amish man was sentenced to six years in prison for obstructing a federal agency and for making and selling herbal health products that were not adequately labeled as required by federal law.
Samuel A. Girod of Bath County, a member of the Old Order Amish faith, was convicted in March on 13 charges, including threatening a person in an attempt to stop him from providing information to a grand jury.

Jul 07 19:23

NYPD officer assassinated by cop-hating schizophrenic while inside police truck in the Bronx

In the summer of 2005, ex-health care worker Miosotis Familia switched jobs to join the NYPD. And ex-con Alexander Bonds continued his criminal ways with an armed robbery bust.

A dozen years later, their divergent paths crossed at 12:30 a.m. on a dingy Bronx block where Bonds wordlessly executed the cop as she wrote in a police logbook.

Jul 07 16:53

U.S. Threatens World Seed Security In Its War On Syria

ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) is one of 15 important international agricultural research centers. It is also the host of a seed bank which contains 150,000 samples in its temperature-controlled seed vaults. Based in the Syrian town of...

Jul 07 16:39

France Makes Vaccines Mandatory In 2018

Europe’s banana republic is at it again after being given a scare by Germany and Italy, France is making sure that it takes the lead as the most authoritarian communo-fascist country in Europe. This is because a new French law will force all parents to vaccinate their children in 2018. According to Prime…

Jul 07 16:01

The Bizarre Case of Bashar: The Syrian regime’s questionable use of nerve gas in Khan Sheikhoun

Uri Avnery highlights the lack of evidence that the Syrian government carried out the Sarin gas attack on its own citizens on 4 April 2017, and laments the media’s complicity in perpetuating an apparent falsehood.>>

Jul 07 15:54

Lavrov gives Moscow's version of Trump-Putin talks

These guys can't even agree to what they said or agreed to.

While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emerged from the sit-down between President Trump and Vladimir Putin claiming the U.S. president confronted the Russian leader on election meddling, it didn't take long for Tillerson's counterpart to provide Moscow's version of events.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday that Trump had actually “accepted” Putin’s assurances that Moscow was not behind the meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump administration officials quickly pushed back, telling reporters at the G-20 summit in Germany that Lavrov's account was not accurate.

Jul 07 14:38

7 things you need to know about the results of the Trump-Putin meeting

1. Syria: The United States, Russia and Jordan will implement and guarantee a ceasefire in south-western Syria, covering Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida.

2. Ukraine–Donbass War and Crimean Peninsula: The discussions will work towards implementing the Minsk agreements for a ceasefire in the Donbass war.

3. Russiagate and Cyber-security: Sergey Lavrov stated that Donald Trump accepted President Putin’s assurances that Russia played no part in any hacking or meddling in the recent US Presidential election.

4. North Korea: Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson will be in close communication over the issue of de-escalation on the Korean peninsula.

5. Russian Ambassadors/property in the US and Russian nationals in US prisons: Donald Trump has promised to work with Russia to expedite the process of bringing new Russian ambassadors and embassy staff to the United States after Barack Obama kicked them out late in Obama’s final period in power.

Jul 07 12:20

Why Am I Facing 75 Years in Prison for Protesting Trump?

by threarening anti-Trump protestors with decades in prison the state is attempting to criminalize civil disobiedience

On January 20 , during the inauguration of Donald Trump The DC Metropolitan Police (MPD) violently , and indiscriminantly attacked scores of protestors journalists , legal advisors , medics , and bystanders, in the vicinity of an an anti-facist , anti-capitalist march .
The MPD trapped or "kettled" more then 200 people , arresting them on a single felony riot charge , with a boiler plate affidavit

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Jul 07 12:12

GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE JUST SHOT CNN IN THE HEART! LOOK WHAT HE DID TO THEM

CNN reported that they have declined to publicly identify the Reddit user who created the Trump CNN wrestling video however they went on to say the following on twitter: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”

Jul 07 10:26

US & Russia agree ceasefire in southwest Syria - Lavrov

This source I trust. US unnamed officials.....NO!

The US and Russia have agreed on a ceasefire in southwest Syria, set to take effect on July 9 at noon Damascus time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced.

Jul 07 09:53

John ‘Pizzagate’ Podesta invites his own demise, attacks President Trump on Twitter

A battle royal ensued on Twitter Friday, after President Donald Trump addressed former Clinton Campaign Chairman and alleged ‘Pizzagate child-sex trafficking ringleader’ John Podesta’s unwillingness to hand over the DNC server to the FBI for investigation into the alleged Russian hacking of critical U.S. infrastructure, i.e. electoral systems.

Jul 07 09:46

Muslim Groups in Malaysia, Indonesia Boycott Starbucks Over LGBTQ Support

Citing Starbucks’ former CEO Howard Schultz’s support for the LGBTQ community, prominent Muslim groups in both Indonesia and Malaysia have begun a boycott against the popular coffee chain.

Jul 07 09:23

‘Phone talks obviously not enough’: Putin & Trump meet on sidelines of G20 summit

Addressing Trump, Putin then said that although the two of them have “several times talked over the phone, including on some very important bilateral and international issues,” phone talks were “obviously not enough.”

Meetings in person are “necessary” if the two countries want to resolve the “most pressing issues,” Putin added.

Jul 07 09:04

U.S. Mint worker placed on leave for putting noose on black colleagues chair

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia put an employee on administrative leave after a noose was found at the plant on the chair of an African-American colleague.
The unidentified employee created the noose with rope used to seal coin bags once they're full, according to the president of the mint workers union.

Jul 07 09:04

Oregon man fired from Home Depot after trying to stop apparent kidnapping

A Portland man says he was fired for doing the right thing — jumping to action when he thought a child was in danger at his store.
On the Friday night before Mother’s Day, Dillon Reagan was working at the Home Depot at Mall 205 when he heard a pounding on the door.

Jul 07 08:51

A New Jersey teacher allegedly took custody of a student after he was kicked out of his home in order to make their relationship more intimate

Rayna Culver, a Trenton educator, took in a city student who had been kicked out of a relative’s house in December 2015.
A year and a half later, Culver would be accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the teenager after she became his legal guardian, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Trentonian in response to a public records request.

Jul 07 08:49

Fisherman charged with murder after allegedly tying his lifeless wife to anchor and dumping her overboard

Christopher Leclair, a commercial fisherman from Pennsylvania, allegedly bound his wife Karen Leclair with fishing rope, then tossed her overboard with an anchor attached her stomach, the New York Post reports.
The incident happened in Lake Erie, near Dunkirk in upstate New York.
Police say on June 10, Leclair used a revolver to shoot her before dumping her body in the lake. Leclair originally told the Coast Guard his wife went missing on June 11, insisting she’d gotten sick on the boat and fell overboard before he could save her.

Jul 07 08:36

'It’s an honour to be with you' – Trump and Putin meet at G20 in Hamburg

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are holding a much anticipated face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

“We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everyone concerned,” the US president said as journalists were briefly allowed in to witness part of the meeting. “It’s an honour to be with you.”

The Russian president replied: “I’m delighted to be able to meet you personally Mr President. And I hope as you have said, our meeting will yield concrete results.”

In characteristically confident fashion, Trump said he and Putin were holding “very, very good talks”.

Jul 07 08:36

The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History

Jul 07 08:04

More than 120 countries expected to adopt first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons despite boycott by all nuclear-armed nations including US

More than 120 countries are expected to adopt the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday despite a boycott by all nuclear-armed nations, including the United States, which has pointed to North Korea’s escalating nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Jul 07 08:04

Former cop accused of stealing cash from dying man

A former Texas City police officer is accused of taking money from Jim Mabe while he was suffering from a heart attack in his car.

Former officer Linnard Crouch, Jr. resigned from the force earlier this year. However, no criminal charges have yet been filed. Frustrated, the Mabe's family is suing the city and the officer.

Jul 07 07:51

CNN collapses to #13 in cable ratings

Jul 07 07:33

‘They had no qualms violating my rights’: Ohio mom says gun militia demanded $10 to walk through mall

An Ohio family says they were harassed and ordered to pay $10 to walk through a mall near their home, while a right-wing group group hosted a “prepper” show there.
In a letter to the editor of the Sentinel-Tribune, Amanda Sharp said she was visiting Woodland Mall on Sunday with her 4-year-old son and his father when men identifying themselves as Oath Keepers security guards stopped them.

Jul 07 07:31

‘Me, myself and my Smith & Wesson’: Woman’s suicide viewed 10k times before Facebook Live took it down

In a video posted Wednesday night, a young woman could be heard weeping inconsolably and saying, “I know everybody got their problems in life and they say God going to help you overcome this and God going to help you overcome that… I’ve been praying. Every time I get close to my goals, they get pushed back. I’ve got so many emotions running through my body, I don’t even know how I feel right now.”

Jul 07 07:28

173,000 DeVry University students will share in $49 million settlement

If you attended for-profit DeVry University, you may have some money coming your way.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday 173,000 former DeVry students will be receiving refund checks as part of a $49 million settlement with the Illinois-based education chain. The checks will average about $280 per students.

Jul 07 07:27

Woman, 25, convicted for making up fake rape claims against 15 innocent men

A British woman who repeatedly claimed of being sexually assaulted and raped by 15 different men – leading one to be wrongly imprisoned – is now facing jail time of her own after she was convicted Thursday of lying about her claims.

Jul 07 06:47

Trump shakes Putin’s hand at G20 Summit

HAMBURG, Germany (INTELLIHUB) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin shook hands at the G20 Summit Friday.

Jul 07 06:31

Stockton program would pay men not to shoot each other

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs condemned the violence in the city over the weekend and is considering a couple different ways to combat crime, including one that pays people not to commit crimes.

Jul 07 06:30

No charges for man who shot, killed neighbor trying to drown twin babies

It was a case that stunned residents in a small Oklahoma city earlier this year – a resident told police he shot and killed his neighbor to keep the man from drowning two young children.
On Thursday, a little more than a month after the shooting, officials announced that the case is closed – the Pontotoc County District Attorney ruled the shooting was a ‘justifiable use of deadly force under Oklahoma Law.’

Jul 06 17:52

Our Political Parties Are Obsolete

When the parties do finally implode, the general mood will be: good riddance. A centralized spoils system is no longer a viable way to govern the nation. Political systems everywhere are facing a choice: Decentralize or die.

Jul 06 17:00

14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken. We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least. Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening. Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor. Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them. And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations. Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation.

Jul 06 16:57

Tax Collectors In Florida Openly Carry Guns, While Public Is Banned From Doing So

Tax collectors in Florida are now publicly announcing the values of being armed when demanding money from citizens. The only problem is that the state bans open carry for civilians that the tax collectors are stealing money from.

Jul 06 16:40

SHOCK CLAIM: Temp Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Warming’…

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

Jul 06 16:33

CNN Threatens To Put Kid’s Life in Danger… For revenge…

CNN has behaved in a manner that crosses the line between petty and criminal. Blackmailing a private citizen, no matter how upset he collectively made a multi-million dollar corporation, is just plain wrong.

Jul 06 16:29

Which completely screwed up healthcare bill do you want?

What I’m pointing out in this article is an ongoing devastation that sits at the bottom of any conventional health plan. All discussions about which national insurance scheme is right for you ignores that devastation.

Jul 06 16:24

Donald Trump vs the 4th Estate

By awarding itself the title of the « 4th Estate », the US Press has claimed equality with the three Democratic Estates, although it is devoid of popular legitimacy. It is waging a vast campaign, both at home and abroad, to denigrate President Trump and provoke his destitution – a campaign which began on the very evening of his election, in other words before he even arrived at the White House. It won huge success amongst the Democrat electorate and in the allied states, whose population is convinced that the President of the United States is deranged. But Donald Trump’s electors are holding fast, and he is proving able to fight efficiently against poverty.

Jul 06 16:18

Will Stocks Crash 25% in 3 Months? See the great investor Ron Paul…

Precariously overstretched equity valuations and the purportedly “data dependent” Federal Reserve’s insistence on raising interest rates could bring about the next market correction as soon as October, former Congressman Ron Paul said during a recent appearance on CNBC’s “Futures Now.”

Jul 06 15:42

Racial Disparity In US Infant Mortality Increasing – Study

The gap between black and white infant mortality rates is growing wider after a decade of shrinking, a new study has found.

Jul 06 14:49

Mother Faces Prosecution for leaving Child in LEGO Store

A mother faces child endangerment charges for letting her 10-year-old child hang out in a Lego Store while she shopped elsewhere in a western New York mall.

Jul 06 13:42

Did John Wayne die of cancer caused by a radioactive movie set?

I'm horrified to have to report this, John, but your girlfriend's claim is only slightly exaggerated. Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada. The whole ghastly story is told in The Hollywood Hall of Shame by Harry and Michael Medved. But let's start at the beginning.

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