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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 18 08:41

TRUMP ENTHRONES ERDOGAN - DESTROYS ALL TRUST IN U.S. DIPLOMACY

Trump contradicted his speaker, the State Department and his allies by congratulating the Turkish President Erdogan for winning Sunday's referendum vote. He undermined his diplomacy.

Sundays referendum in Turkey makes the presidential office a quasi dictatorial position that leads the executive and can, via decrees, also overrule the legislative and judiciary elements of the state. President Erdogan is now in a dictatorial position. It maybe that a majority of the Turkish voters voted for this change but it is far from certain. The number of votes in doubt because they were not taken in accordance with the legal procedures (2-3 million) is higher than slight majority lead (1.5 million) for the "yes" side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, President Trump, for having inflicted upon the American people yet one more disappointment in an incredible string of colossal disappointments since your inauguration.

Apr 18 08:36

IRS HIRES PRIVATE DEBT COLLECTION AGENCIES TO COLLECT UNPAID TAXES

You won’t just be receiving a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moving forward, but also from debt collectors. The tax collection agency has contracted out the task of pursuing unpaid taxes.

The IRS announced earlier this month that it has hired four debt collection agencies to get their hands on outstanding payments from taxpayers. With the increasing backlog of unpaid taxes, the IRS employed private debt collection firms to contact taxpayers who still haven’t paid previous years’ taxes.

As part of the new debt collection program, a few hundred taxpayers will be receive phone calls and mailings. In the summertime, the number will grow by the thousands.

Ostensibly, the IRS will contact these people several times before they send their information to a private debt firm. Moreover, the IRS will not provide accounts to these agencies in regards to victims of tax-related identity theft, minors and those in combat zones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

“The IRS is taking steps throughout this effort to ensure that the private collection firms work responsibly and respect taxpayer rights,” MY ASTROLABE!

The brutal, churlish, and unethical way collection agencies go about their business, is not going to change.

And just to let you know, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, permitting the taxation of US citizens was never properly ratified by a large number of individual states.

Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment

Apr 18 08:34

Half a million French citizens living outside of the country have reportedly received duplicate polling cards

French authorities have acknowledged the glitch but won’t be investigating it until after the election

Apr 18 08:31

Here's the most disproportionately popular job in every state

Some jobs are disproportionately concentrated in certain states.
Fashion designers flock to New York, Texas has an outsized share of petroleum engineers, and Louisianians are more likely to be boat pilots or captains than are other Americans.

Apr 18 08:31

BOMBSHELL: Inside Canada-USA "Refugee" Trafficking Ring

In this exclusive investigation, Faith Goldy of TheRebel.media reveals that a human trafficking network is bringing fake "refugees" into Canada from the US

Apr 18 08:23

DEMS MAKE SUDDEN MOVE AGAINST IVANKA TRUMP'S HUSBAND

Jack Davis for Western Journalism reports, Using a report in the New York Times as the foundation for their demands, a group of Democratic lawmakers are urging that Jared Kushner have his security clearance revoked.

Apr 18 08:21

Here’s how the U.S. got to $20 trillion in debt

The U.S. is approaching $20 trillion in national debt — the nation is a cool $19.85 trillion in the red as of Monday — and when it crosses that mark, get ready for some finger pointing over who’s to blame.
If history shows anything, it’s that both parties share responsibility for boosting the debt. Fighting wars, big tax cuts and economic stimulus packages have all added to the burden over the years.

Apr 18 08:07

Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had booked non-refundable accommodation in Italy, were told that the next available Easyjet flight was four days later.

Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation a day after a United Airlines passenger was dragged off a plane in the US.

Apr 18 08:05

The U.S. Is On The Verge Of Making An Extremely Costly Mistake (Video)

The situation on the Korean peninsula continues to balance on the razor’s edge, with everybody else playing a game of will they/won’t they; except this game has dire consequences. Already, there are signs that the US is militarily prepared to launch a strike at any moment; military sources say that the bomb buses in Guam are fully loaded, while in Kunsan everything has been geared and loaded up and all Easter leave has been cancelled.

In the following video, Right Wing News takes stock of the latest information and assesses the situation frankly. Militarily, North Korea stands no chance of success against the United States military. They have zero possibility of any sort of military victory. However, if they were able to just get one nuke or artillery barrage against a major South Korean city, the casualties will be catastrophic, and the United States will surely be partially blamed by taking action against the regime. Is this a no-win situation for us?

Apr 18 08:05

AMERICA JUST NOTICED SOMETHING VERY OUT OF PLACE DURING NORTH KOREAN PARADE OF MISSILES

Saturday was the “Day of the Sun” in North Korea, a holiday celebrating the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. It’s the biggest holiday on the calendar in the hermit dictatorship.

It looks like the solid rocket boosters are using these slanted nosecones to separate from the main missole rather than use thrusters. It is actually a clever solution.

Apr 18 08:00

When Will They Ever Learn?

Fifty years ago we were bombing North Vietnam “back into the stone age.” That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Twenty-five years ago we were fighting Iraq and Saddam Hussein. That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Ten years ago we were fighting in Iraq. That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Today we are still fighting in the Middle-East and bombing Syria. A taskforce of ships is threatening North Korea. Who benefits?

When will we learn?

Apr 18 07:50

Credit Card Nation: Why The Facebook Killer And The U.S. Congress Have A Great Deal In Common

Most Americans have seemingly convinced themselves that as a society we will never pay a great price for going into so much debt and that we will never pay a great price for the horrendous crimes against humanity that we are committing on a daily basis.

Apr 18 07:31

Cop Ordered to Pay $415K of Own Money to Family of Unarmed Teen He Killed

An encouraging end to a tragic story comes out of Arkansas this week after a former Little Rock police officer was found liable in the shooting death of 15-year-old boy in 2012. What sets this case apart from the myriad of other civil cases in which police officers are found responsible for killing, beating, and depriving people of their rights, is that this cop was held personally responsible — and will have to pay the victim’s family using his own assets, not the taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sets a good precedent. If cops know they can be held personally liable, they will not be quite so ready to pull the trigger without making sure their target is a real threat.

Apr 18 06:49

Accused Burlington, Washington, Mall Shooter Found Dead in Jail Cell

According to police reports, Cetin had told his ex that his father was connected to "bad people in Turkey." Asked during interviews whether his Turkish relatives had ties to terrorist groups, Cetin said no. He also said he didn't have any contact with those relatives.

Apr 18 06:27

North Korea Is Refusing Communications With China.

This is an interesting development and not a good one. It seems North Korea will not accept China’s offer of a meeting. It sounds like Lil’ Kim is isolating his Country from his closest friend and supporter. China is becoming very troubled over this. I am very troubled over this, as it insinuates a turn for the worse in Kim’s mood and trust in his ally.

Apr 18 04:13

U.S. Deep State Pushing Australia and China Closer to Conflict (Video)

The Deep State has yet to exert significant influence in China and this bothers them. This is why they are now, according to Australian journalist John Pilger, trying to push Australia, a nation which has no contemporary enemies into provoking a nuclear armed China. The justification? The building of Chinese airstrips on disputed reefs and islets in the South China Sea.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at how and why Australia might be provoked into starting a dispute with China. The airstrips in the South China Sea are of course, extremely minor considering the fact that the US has 400 military bases surrounding China, a ‘perfect noose’, and is about to conduct war games with Australia. The war games scenario? An air-sea battle plan for a war with China. Can you imagine what would the reaction be if there were 400 Chinese military bases surrounding the United States?

Apr 18 02:26

The banking industry abuses its customers worse than United Airlines

Last week the Internet was ablaze with disgust after a man was physically dragged off a United Airlines flight.

What’s amazing, though, is that there are countless cases of another industry abusing its customers in far, far worse ways than the airlines.

I’m talking, of course, about the banking industry.

Apr 18 02:13

Trump Grants Military Full Authority To Declare War Unilaterally (Video)

In response to the increasing tensions in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula, President Trump has apparently given the military full authorization to conduct strikes on foreign targets without ‘interference’ from the Congress or the Senate. This authorization moves the military further and further away from civilian control, and we have all seen the fate of nations where that happens. Even scarier, the top military brass have gone on record saying that an upcoming major conflict is ‘almost guaranteed’.

In the following video, Right Wing News unpacks the details from the Army panel where Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley said that a major war between nation states is ‘almost guaranteed’. He pointed to an aggressive Russia and increasingly dominant China as some instability factors. Is this a reasonable forecast or a self-fulfilling prophecy? Of course, it’s the military; when all you have is hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Apr 17 18:01

Infowars’ Alex Jones in Court: Antics Are All an Act as ‘Performance Artist’

Looks like AJ is being screwed.

A child custody lawsuit pits “America’s biggest conspiracy theorist” Alex Jones against ex-wife Kelly Jones, who is seeking payments from the Infowars founder for child support. Kelly claims her husband is “not a stable person,” but the man US President Donald Trump once praised as having an “amazing” reputation is simply “playing a character.”

That’s according to his attorney, who says the antics come with the territory for the “performance artist,” the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Apr 17 17:05

Former Dyncorp VP Charged With Rape Of A Minor

On Friday, April 14th, the Military District of Washington announced that General James Grazioplene (Ret.) was being charged with six specifications of rape of a minor on multiple occasions between 1983 and 1989. The Army said that the investigation remains open.

Apr 17 16:52

Weetabix 'set to be sold to US firm'

UK cereal company Weetabix is expected to be sold to US firm Post Holdings for $1.8bn (£1.4m), reports say.

Apr 17 16:19

Is There a Brooding War Between America and North Korea?

Recent events have indicated that tension between the United States and North Korea are rapidly manifesting.

Apr 17 15:41

BLM ACTIVISTS GOT BAD NEWS AFTER SHUTTING DOWN A PRO-COP PRESENTATION

A group of Black Lives Matter activists at California’s Claremont McKenna College who refused to allow a pro-police activist to speak at a campus presentation may be disciplined by the school for their hostile behavior.

Apr 17 15:11

The Coming War on China: A Conversation with John Pilger


A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current 'contingency', says the Pentagon. Filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, THE COMING WAR ON CHINA reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a 'perfect noose'.

Apr 17 14:30

RUSSIA GIVES US AIRPLANE A NASTY SURPRISE... TRIES TO KEEP MEDIA SILENT

To say that U.S.-Russia relations have become more tense since the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase would be a bit of an understatement, and while there are plenty of jokes to be made about the sudden death of the mainstream media’s “Trump hearts Putin” narrative, in all actuality this is a rather big deal.

Apr 17 14:27

GREAT AGAIN: Consumer Confidence Grows, Beats Analysts’ Prediction

Consumer confidence is continuing to increase in a pro-growth economy during the Donald Trump presidency.

According to the University of Michigan monthly survey of consumers, the Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to 98.0 in April, an increase from 96.9 in March.

Apr 17 13:27

ELIZABETH WARREN IN FULL PANIC MODE AFTER HER NEWEST RIVAL IS REVEALED

Though she was once viewed as the next big star in the Democrat Party, things aren’t looking as good as they used to for Massachusetts Sen. Fauxcahontas, er, Lieawatha, sorry, Elizabeth Warren, as she prepares to defend her Senate seat from Republican challengers in 2018.

Apr 17 13:08

Nothing Will Ever Change In Washington Until This Happens (Video)

Even among those who have done their own research into Pizzagate, there is still a sentiment that it is not as important in terms of immediate priorities. This couldn’t be further from the truth, the fact is that Pizzagate should be and needs to be at the top of the list. Without taking down the DC pedophile rings, the swamp will never be drained, and they will continue to corrupt the direction of this nation.

In the following video, Right Wing News explains just how important taking down the pedophile rings are in combatting the Deep State. This isn’t just about the horrific crimes that are being perpetrated on innocent children; this is also about who is pulling the strings of our politicians. As long as the Deep State is able to corrupt politicians through the pedophile ring, nothing will ever truly change.

Apr 17 12:55

F the USA

I want to scream. I want to scream. To separate from this. This government, this country.

The world shouldn’t have to suffer one more day of American exceptionalism.

I clear the table, put the dishes in the sink, stare at the water running into the drain. Drain the swamp.

I want to scream.

Fuck you. Fuck you, Trump. Fuck you. Fuck all of you with your might-makes-right bellicosity. Fuck Obama. Fuck Hillary Clinton. Fuck George Bush. Fuck Dick Cheney. Fuck all the fucking warmongers. Fuck corporate news. Fuck the war industry. Fuck the war profiteers.

Fuck the United States of Fucking America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't sugar-coat it like that; tell us how you REALLY feel!

Apr 17 12:31

Lawyer Defends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: 'He's Playing a Character' on Air

It Turns Out Alex Jones Is Just Pretending ?

Apr 17 12:12

Facebook Live Killer Manhunt: Ohio Man Claims To Have Shot 15 & Vows To ‘Keep Killing Until Caught’

Cleveland police are continuing a manhunt for a suspect who shot and killed an elderly man during a Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday – and claimed to have killed 14 more people, promising more murders.

Apr 17 12:09

Judicial Watch: "Data Show Counties in 11 States Have More Registered Voters than Eligible Adult Citizens"

Judicial Watch today announced it has sent notice-of-violation letters threatening to sue 11 states

Apr 17 11:55

Conservative Watchdog Group Requests Investigation Into Top House Intel Democrats

called for a preliminary investigation into two top Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee for potentially disclosing classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.

Apr 17 11:50

Reports : Barack Obama has been named in Israeli billionaire's lawsuit

alleging global campaign of bribery, fraud, and defamation by George Soros and Open Society Foundations

Apr 17 11:13

Turkish opposition party demands recount in referendum vote on presidential powers

Erdogan supporters declare victory, with 51% in favor of expanding president’s authority, amid accusations of ‘illegal acts’ by election commission

Apr 17 11:07

War 'Works' - Trump Favorability Hits 50%, Highest In 2 Months

It appears that if you want to be liked by the American public, go to war. After a non-stop plunge to record low ratings for a new president, Rasmussen's most recent data shows President Trump's favorability surging to 2-month highs since he started rattling sabres around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely, totally insane.

The American people should expect reasonable, hard-won, moral negotiations from its government, as the way forward for its foreign policy, and not the imposition of war as the only solution to its geopolitical issues.

Apr 17 11:03

Boeing To Lay Off "Hundreds" Of Engineers

President Trump will not be amused. In a letter to employees, Boeing VP John Hamilton announces that the company will lay off "hundreds" of engineers as soon as this week, affecting Washington and "other enterprise locations."

As Bloomberg headlines show:

*BOEING TO SEND NOTICES FOR INVOLUNTARY LAYOFFS APRIL 21
*BOEING ENGINEERING LAYOFFS PLANNED FOR JUNE 23, 2017
The timing is interesting as the Ex-Im Bank discussions hot up and comes just 2 months after Trump visited Boeing's South Carolina plant.

Standing in front of a new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner passenger aircraft made at in North Charleston, Trump repeated his campaign promises to promote American production that partly fueled his dizzying path to the White House. He warned of a "substantial penalty" for companies that move jobs out of the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a really TERRIBLE sign for the US economy.

Apr 17 10:59

Flashback: Two FBI Agents Involved in Boston Bombing Arrest "FALL" Out of a Helicopter

Remember that Helicopter Scene in the movie "Scarface" ?

Apr 17 10:51

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the "mother of all protests" on Wednesday.

Maduro, who has faced violent protests over recent moves to tighten his grip on power, ordered the military to defend the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by his late mentor Hugo Chavez in 1999.

"From the first reveille (on Monday morning), from the first rooster crow, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces will be in the streets... saying, 'Long live the Bolivarian revolution,'" Maduro said Sunday night in a televised address.

State TV showed images of army units marching in the streets of Caracas as Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino watched.

But there was no sign of soldiers on patrol Monday morning in the capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maduro has to know that this will not end well, nor in his favor.

Were I he at this moment, I would be working the phones, and finding a place of sanctuary for myself and my family which does not have an extradition treaty with Venezuela, and be getting the heck out of Dodge.

Apr 17 10:36

Moments After MOAB Dropped, Look Who Starts Screaming (Video)

Hysteria and hyperbole have always been part and parcel of leftist discourse, as the recent dropping of the Mother Of All Bombs, our military’s largest non-nuclear explosive against ISIS targets in Afghanistan highlights perfectly well. The recent the military elected to use the bomb was of course to destroy the extensive tunnel network which ISIS fighters use, but this is ‘too much’ according to some liberals. Are they feeling sympathy for ISIS?

In the following video, Right Wing News unpacks the convoluted motivations of many on the left, who are torn between hating on ISIS for their numerous human rights violations, and feeling sympathy for these ‘marginalized groups’.

Apr 17 10:07

Hawaii panel asks state to prepare for North Korea attack

- Hawaii lawmakers want state officials to update plans for coping with a nuclear attack as North Korea develops nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can reach the islands.

Additional Links
N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it
The state House Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a resolution Thursday.

Committee Vice Chairman Matt LoPresti says he's not trying to spread fear. But he wants the public to know the government is taking steps to protect them in the worst case scenario.

He's aiming to get state funding to re-equip Cold War-era fallout shelters.

The resolution that moved forward Thursday said that in 1981, Oahu had hundreds of fallout shelters -- "many stocked with medical kits, food, and sanitary kits." But in later years, funding dried up, and stocks were thrown out.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer Toby Clairmont showed lawmakers a response plan from 1985 that hasn't been updated since.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the immense, nearly pathological dysfunction of the various areas of the Hawaiian government, I would encourage every resident of Hawaii not to count on the government of the State to truly be able to do anything concrete to help you, and encourage you to plan - and prep - for yourself, and for the people you care about.

Apr 17 10:07

A Le Pen Win in France Will Seal the Fate of the EU

Marine Le Pen’s Front Nationale has been gaining momentum in the upcoming elections.

Apr 17 10:03

Three-Month-Old "Terrorist Baby" Summoned to US Embassy in London for Interview

Yes, you read that headline right.

Because his grandfather accidentally checked the wrong box on a visa waiver form, a three-month-old boy was forced to appear at the US embassy in London for an interview.

Apr 17 09:56

The Hard Hand of War

This is for the Lincoln Lovers!

On Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, Union forces under the command of General James Harrison Wilson attacked, captured, and sacked Columbus, GA in the last major battle of the War east of the Mississippi. Wilson’s campaign began in North Alabama and quickly moved South.

Union soldiers began ransacking houses, stealing goods, and confiscating food. By 1864, one North Alabama woman remarked that Union soldiers had left her “poor children [with] nothing but a little piece of fried middling, and bread and water.” Fall harvests were seized while many Union soldiers walked away with clothes and shoes from helpless Southern women.

Apr 17 09:49

Trump Invades Somalia

Bookmakers must be wondering how many wars he’ll wage during his tenure.

He continues Bush/Cheney/Obama wars, escalated them in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, likely intends more combat troops for Afghanistan, threatens nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, and targets Somalia for the first time since US forces were withdrawn in 1994.

Sending dozens, perhaps scores, even hundreds of US combat troops isn’t exactly an invasion. Besides, US special forces operated there at times for years – illegally on the territory of another country.

Big things usually start small. US forces in Somalia may signal many more to come. Obama waged a covert drone war on the strategically important Horn of Africa.

It’s near the Bab el-Mandeb strait chokepoint separating Yemen from Eritrea. Millions of barrels of oil flow through it to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The excuse given is just more grade-A bovine excrement.

As are all the other US military "interventions", this is about power projection in the region; expropriating resources to which the US government has utterly no moral right; making certain that the existing government of that country is US/Western-centric, even if that means regime change; and making sure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Oh, and speaking of "power projection" in the Persian Gulf, the US government , with the permission of the former President of Yemen, President Saleh, has "expropriated" two Yemeni islands, upon which they have built two huge naval bases, and those island are Socotra and Masirah.

Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah

Apr 17 09:41

Destroying Palestinian Agriculture? Israeli Planes Spray Herbicides Inside Gaza for the Fourth Time This Year

Israeli planes have been reported spraying herbicides over land inside the Gaza Strip on four occasions in 2017, including twice in the last two days.

Israeli planes sprayed herbicides inside the Gaza Strip for the second day running on Wednesday and the fourth time this year, according to local farmers and Israeli rights NGO Gisha. A video published on Wednesday, allegedly of the crop-dusting, shows a plane flying low and spraying over farmland.

Palestinians who reported the incident said that the planes had dusted near the Gaza border fence, and the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the extent of the damage from the herbicides sprayed over the last two days. Around 840 acres of crops were damaged during the last round of spraying in January 2017, according to Gisha.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli destruction and poisoning Palestinian agriculture is not a war crime, I sure as heck don't know what is.

Apr 17 09:36

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Apr 17 09:35

REPORTER MAKES STUNNING ADMISSION TO KELLYANNE CONWAY - NEVER THOUGHT WE'D HEAR THIS

The media is not fair to President Donald Trump’s administration, one reporter said Wednesday during a “Press and the Presidency” event at the Newseum in Washington.

Apr 17 09:33

America Should Start Exploring How to End All the Wars It's Started

War-whoops and loud applause from foreign policy establishments and their media supporters have greeted President Trump’s missile strike in Syria, the dropping of the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan and the dispatch of a naval task force in the direction of North Korea.

This spurt in belligerence over the last week has as much to do with domestic American politics as any fundamental new development in the rest of the world. Trump needed to defuse the accusation that he was too close to President Putin and too tolerant of a Russian ally like Bashar al-Assad. The resort to military action was largely in keeping with the old Pentagon saying that “defence policy ends at the water’s edge”, meaning that it is politics inside, not outside the US, which is the real decision-maker.

Apr 17 09:27

REPORT: Sen. Schumer Under Investigation For Alleged Ties To 2016’s Failed Coup In Turkey

in addition to Sen. Schumer, the investigation includes former CIA Director John Brennan, and former CIA Deputy Director David Cohen.

Apr 17 09:14

Is Our Political Class Mentally Ill?

I write this on Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection and hope in the Christian calendar, but such a bright promise looks a bit thin given what is going on in our world, our country: what looks like a mass outbreak of mental illness among our political class.

I say this because here is a group of people – journalists, politicians, and other Very Serious Persons – who have hated our new President from the get-go. He’s Hitler, he’s Mussolini, he’s Pepe the frog! He’s this, he’s that, he’s Our National Nightmare! And yet the minute he starts bombing foreigners he’s suddenly not so bad after all. Over at the Washington Post, David Ignatius, the CIA’s journalistic front man, says he’s “becoming a credible foreign policy leader.” Ruth Marcus opines that we’re witnessing “the normalization of Donald Trump.” Finally, she enthuses, “rationality is dawning” on the forty-fifth President! Among the liberal elite, the hosannas were well nigh universal. As Ann Coulter noted:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This mental illness seeps from the American Deep State on down to its politicians, and the presstitutes in the mass media, who always glorify US-generated examples of massive death and destruction, and praise them as being far preferred and superior to smart, hard-won, moral negotiations negotiations.

Apr 17 09:06

McMaster ‘Doubts’ US Will Send More Troops to Syria

In comments today on ABC’s “This Week,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster downplayed the chances of the US sending more ground troops to Syria, saying that it still “remains to be seen” if more troops are needed, but that he doubts the US will have to send any more.

President Trump had appeared to rule out such deployments last week, insisting “we’re not going into Syria,” though of course US forces are already in Syria, and there are proposals still coming in calling for additional US troops to be deployed.

The indications had been that McMaster was leading the push for more troops, however, and had even argued in favor of a deployment of some 50,000 US ground troops to fight in Syria. That McMaster is the one downplaying more troops now may suggest he’s been overruled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This at least temporarily ratchets down the possibility of direct US/Russian military confrontation in Syria; but for how long, if regime change continues not to be accomplished in Damascus, which is the end goal of US foreign policy here?!?

And so far, the arming of both the Kurdish YPG, and various anti-government rebels hasn't worked at all; in fact, these appear to be historically failed US policies.

Apr 17 08:49

Theresa May warns Trump: 'Don't get over excited about North Korea'

THERESA May has warned Donald Trump not to get "overly excited" about attacking North Korea, fearing air strikes would almost certainly spark World War 3.

Apr 17 08:44

U.N. Child Abuse Scandal Is Latest In History Of Sex Crimes Committed By Officials, Peacekeepers

The U.N. has for decades been rocked by accusations of sex crimes ranging from rape and abuse of women and minors committed in war zones to participation in human trafficking, prostitution and even production of child pornography involving senior U.N. officials and members of foreign governments.

Apr 17 08:40

Putin moves missiles to North Korea border as Russia gets ready for WAR

VIDEO footage appears to show Russian military forces being moved on mass to the border with North Korea as the world edges closer to World War 3.Russia has reportedly moved weapons towards Vladivostok, just eight miles from the border with North Korea.The city is within striking distance of Kim Jong-un’s secretive state.

Although unconfirmed by the Russian government, the movement of tanks and missiles was spotted by terrified people living in the border city and posted on social media.According to reports, the military convoy caught on camera included eight surface-to-air missiles, all part of Russian Air Defence.

Vladimir Putin already has a major navy base in Vladivostok.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, we are looking at things getting out of control on the Korean Peninsula very, very quickly.

The distance between Russia and the North Korean border is very short.

The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 kilometres (11 mi) of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border". It is the shortest of the international borders of Russia

Apr 17 08:27

Erdogan Wins Narrow Referendum Victory, Laying Bare Turkey’s Divisions

Supporters of Tayyip Erdogan waved flags in the streets while opponents banged pots and pans in protest in their homes, after a narrow referendum victory gave the Turkish president sweeping powers and laid the nation’s divisions bare.

The referendum will bring the biggest overhaul in Turkish politics since the founding of the modern republic, abolishing the post of prime minister and concentrating power in the hands of the president. Unofficial results, which the opposition said it would challenge, showed a narrow victory with 51.4 percent of votes cast in favor.

Yet the procedures used in both the campaign leading up to the referendum as well as on the day of didn’t adhere to international standards and created an “unlevel playing field,” Tana de Zulueta, head of the team of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe observers present in Turkey, said in a news conference Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Through this referendum, the Turkish people have given Erdogan nearly dictatorial powers; and heaven only knows what he will wind up doing with them.

Apr 17 08:13

Poll shows pot’s growing role in family life

When Michelle, a 40-year-old lawyer from Connecticut, visited her son at college in Colorado, it did not occur to her at first that she would be venturing from a state where recreational marijuana was still against the law to one that had recently voted to legalize it.
But when she did realize it, she decided it would be fun to get high legally — with her son

Apr 17 08:11

NIKKI HALEY HUMILIATES AMERICA, GROVELS BEFORE ISRAEL AT AIPAC SUMMIT

In an unparalleled display of fealty and subservience, the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, sat before an AIPAC (American-Israeli Political Action Committee) and proclaimed all the horrors visited upon the Zionist settler state under the Obama administration as well as all the things the United States has done to support Israel since Trump came to power. In other words, she set up a perfect representation of the narrative that has existed all along; i.e. despite the fact that the Obama administration was an unwavering supporter of Israel, giving historical amounts of money and assistance to the settler state, pledging loyalty to the colony, and actively helping to destroy Israel’s self-made enemies, Obama is still considered a “weak” supporter of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

She is obviously acutely aware that this complete, callous, and utter disregard for Palestinian human rights will serve her well, in her future career, and is precisely the posture President Trump wants her to take at the UN.

Apr 17 08:10

United Airlines Kicks Couple Off Plane En Route to Their Wedding

It’s been a bad week for United Airlines. After a video of a passenger being violently removed from a plane by police went viral, you’d think the airline would be trying to stay out of the headlines.

Apr 17 08:05

Wash. Post Doesn’t Disclose Writer Supporting Syria Strike Is A Lobbyist For Tomahawk Missile Manufacturer

The Washington Post is allowing writer Ed Rogers to push for and praise military action against Syria without disclosing that he’s a lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon, which makes the Tomahawk missiles used in the recent strike.

Rogers is a contributor to The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog, where he wrote an April 8 piece praising President Donald Trump for authorizing the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase that reportedly housed warplanes that carried out chemical attacks against civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More presstitutes, more warmongering.

Now, when you see the names, just disregard the articles; these people are simply doing what they are paid to do; encourage military means of conflict resolution rather than hard-won, common-sense, moral negotiations.

Apr 17 07:55

JUST IN: DONALD TRUMP REFUSES... BREAKS WITH OBAMA LIKE NEVER BEFORE

Jack Davis for Western Journalism reports, The Trump White House has ended an Obama-era practice of publicly releasing edited logs of White House visitors. Releasing the names of visitors began in 2009 after lawsuits challenged the practices of the White House under former President George W. Bush.

Apr 17 07:47

She dressed as a witch to terrorize her grandchild. That was only part of the horror.

“Nelda the Witch,” as she went by, was the character Geneva Robinson, a 51-year-old Oklahoma City resident, used to terrorize her granddaughter for a year, according to local media reports. Cellphone videos show Robinson grabbing the child near the throat, dragging the child and saying she was going to eat her, while another man, her boyfriend, supported her.

Apr 17 07:47

Here's how much the average family in their 40s has saved for retirement

By the time you've hit 40, you should have a solid handle on your finances. This is especially true for matters related to retirement, since your golden years are fast approaching.

Apr 17 07:46

The New Shadow Brokers Leak Connects the NSA to the Stuxnet Cyber Weapon Used on Iran

Researchers have found an hidden gem inside the treasure trove of the new alleged NSA hacking tools dumped by the Shadow Brokers.

The mysterious hacking group known as Shadow Brokers came back on Friday to drop its most explosive—and damaging—dump yet, a collection of alleged hacking tools for Microsoft Windows computers.

Buried among this new treasure trove, there are several mentions of previously disclosed NSA top secret programs and software such as "STRAITBIZARRE," used to control implants remotely, and "JEEPFLEA," a project to hack the money transferring system SWIFT. These provide yet another hint that these are indeed tools stolen from the NSA's elite hacking team.

Perhaps more surprisingly, the dump also included one tool that was used in the famous Stuxnet worm, arguably the world's first digital weapon, used to hit an Iranian nuclear power facility and damage its centrifuges to slow down the

Apr 17 07:43

INTERNET KILLER STEVE STEPHENS ON THE RUN AFTER MURDERING ELDERLY MAN VIA ‘FACEBOOK LIVE’ VIDEO

POLICE ARE HUNTING A KILLER WHO LIVE-STREAMED THE MOMENT HE SHOT DEAD AN INNOCENT MAN IN CLEVELAND AND CLAIMS TO HAVE SLAUGHTERED 14 MORE.

Apr 17 07:28

The income tax and mass confusion

The so-called Internal Revenue Service is the most deceptive system of the twisting of human mentality to create an intimidated and docile people ever devised. No savage and invading army could come close to conquering millions of people and hold them in “voluntary” subjection as has the misnamed income tax scheme.

Apr 17 06:59

'Sixty-eight children among dead' of suicide bombing attack in Syria

These were beautiful babies and children too. These terrorists are Donald Trump's terrorists.He has the USN and USAF supporting these maniacs!

Agence France-Presse in Rashidin, Syria

Sunday 16 April 2017 10.40 EDT
Last modified on Monday 17 April 2017 03.14 EDT

Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitoring group has said.

Saturday’s blast hit a convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fua and Kefraya as they waited at a transit point in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo.

At least 68 children were among the 126 people killed in the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, updating a previous toll of 112 dead.

Apr 17 06:42

Breaking News! China and Russia Send Ships After United States Aircraft Carrier Moving Toward North Korea.

This is news that we just don’t need to hear right now! Nevertheless, it is another piece in the pattern of chaos which is steadily exploding before us. China and Russia have dispatched ships from their navies to track the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is moving toward waters near the Korean Peninsula.

Apr 17 06:37

Robot being trained to shoot guns is ‘not a terminator’, insists Russian deputy prime minister

Russia’s space-bound humanoid robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) is being trained to shoot guns from both of its hands.
The activity will help improve the android’s motor skills and decision-making, according to its creators, who have also tried to address concerns that they’re developing a real-life Terminator.

Apr 17 06:37

Brown University to drop fee for low-income applicants

Brown University will automatically waive the application fee for low-income students.
A group of students from Ivy League schools asked the schools to automatically waive the fee for applicants who are low-income or the first in their families to attend college.

Apr 17 05:13

Steve Bannon Appears To Be Outnumbered

(*Trump is doing Bannon the same way he's doing the rest of us. The best we can hope , is to get a one syllable , rapid released , mockingly sarcastic , steward like , blurt , of a "THANKYOU!" , snapped out of Trump.)

Apr 17 04:28

Remember the Housing Bubble of 2008? Meet the car loan bubble of 2017…

After nearly a decade of being able to borrow money for next to nothing, interest rates are finally beginning to creep higher. Even the relatively small increases seen so far have caused problems in the previously booming automobile industry. The size of the auto loan market has ballooned to a historic 1.1 trillion dollars, and subprime lending has once again become the norm. Teaser offers that allow people to get cars with zero money down and 84-month financing have fueled a wave of irresponsible spending. Americans’ tendency to associate success with having nice things has driven many people who can’t afford to buy a house to get the next best thing — a brand new car.

Apr 17 03:50

Update on YouTube’s New Assault On Free Speech! (Video)

YouTube continues to indirectly censor alternative voices under the guise of being ‘advertiser-friendly’, damaging the livelihoods of content creators who work tirelessly to combat the false narratives being put forward by the mainstream media. For a long time, YouTube’s platform allowed the full spectrum of views and perspectives to exist, but with the new changes, YouTube risks becoming just another mainstream media outlet.

Apr 16 18:08

Defeat of ISIS only a matter of time: US

The defeat of the ISIS in Syria is only a matter of time, but there is a need for a security situation that is conducive to reconstruction in the war-torn country, a top US official said today.
US national security adviser H R McMaster said the forces who will take over after the defeat of ISIS will be critical for establishing security and legitimacy of the population in the country.

Apr 16 15:57

Syria: Horrific Onslaught on Aramaic Christian Community of Ma’aloula at Hands of Western Backed “Moderate” Terrorists

A dear, humble man with the most beautiful smile sang the Lord’s Prayer for us in Aramaic on Good Friday.

Ma’aloula has been a Christian village since there were such things.

But it was almost gone.

America’s “moderate rebels” of the Free Syrian Army attacked it with a vengeance alongside Al Qaeda…as they always do.

Our “moderates” executed many who would not convert to their fake, twisted, violent, completely intolerant version of “Islam”.

Apr 16 15:29

BREAKING; Video emerges of a innocent old man getting killed by headshot. Reports of several others killed in #Cleveland, suspect on the run

GRAPHIC VIDEO - Cops Hunt Man Suspected of killing on Facebook Live Broadcasting

Apr 16 15:26

Berkeley Police Flyer -- "Do You Want Symbolic Arrests?"

This is actually on Berkeley Police Department's Event Planning Checklist for planned protests!

Apr 16 15:17

29 people shot in less than 18 hours in GUN-Free Chicago

Chicago Rings In Easter With 34 People Shot - Keep voting Democrat!

Apr 16 15:03

How to bring down the elephant in the room

The reason why I decided to tackle this issue today is that the forces who broke Trump in less than a month are also the very same forces who have forced him into a political 180: the Neocons and the US deep state. However, I think that these two concepts can be fused into on I would call the “Ziocons”: basically Zionists plus some rabid Anglo imperialists à la Cheney or McCain. These are the folks who control the US corporate media, Hollywood, Congress, most of academia, etc. These are the folks who organized a ferocious assault on the “nationalist” or “patriotic” wing of Trump supporters and ousted Flynn and Bannon and these are the folks who basically staged a color revolution against Trump. There is some pretty good evidence that the person in charge of this quiet coup is Jared Kushner, a rabid Zionist. Maybe. Maybe not.

Apr 16 13:36

Cui bono? Who launched the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib?

Uri Avnery explains why logic dictates that it is the “half a dozen Syrian sects and militias who are fighting against Assad and against each other”, and not the Assad regime, that are responsible for the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib. >>

Apr 16 11:26

Embarrassing Police Stand Down At Berkeley - VIDEO

In this video independent journalist Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange takes you inside the Berkley riot as Antifa and pro free speech activists faced off

Apr 16 11:19

Cargo plane spotted heading west over Cali escorted by 10 jet fighters: Nuclear munitions headed to Korean Peninsula?

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, a large military cargo plane, possibly a C-5 Galaxy, was filmed over California headed west, possibly toward the Korean Peninsula.

Apr 16 11:12

SEN. FEINSTEIN TRIED SLAMMING SESSIONS FOR ENFORCING THE LAW - GETS TAUGHT BRUTAL LESSON INSTEAD

Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reaffirmed the Justice Department will actually enforce the nation’s immigration laws, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., tried to tell Sessions he was in the wrong.

Apr 16 10:40

Did President Trump’s Dinner/Summit With President Of China At Mar-A-Lago Help With North Korea And Other Matters For Americans?

President Trump knew he must work with China to get to North Korea. He is most comfortable in his Southern White House at Mar-A-Lago Resort in Florida. Of course, that is where he chose to have his summit with the President of China and his wife.

Apr 16 09:46

Easter Parade - chin-up songs for World Wars

(A fascinating audio that seems especially poignant and timely this Easter in combining Easter, WAR themes at home and the fronts from WW I and WW II, as we seem to be driven to WW III. Well worth the listen.)

Apr 16 09:35

Pro Trump and Anti Trump People Clash at Protests Gone Wrong

Mayhem ensued in Berkeley, California yesterday when anti Trump Americans gathered in protest to demand that the President release his tax returns. Berkeley police officers reported that fights broke out and fireworks were thrown into the crowds.

Apr 16 09:31

A Government of Morons

Led by a man who can barely read.
Paul Craig Roberts

It has become embarrassing to be an American. Our country has had four war criminal presidents in succession.

Violence is America. America is violence. The moronic liberals blame it on gun owners, but it is always the government that is the source of violence. That is the reason our Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment. It is not gun owners who have destroyed in whole or part eight countries. It is the armed-at-taxpayer-expense US government that commits the violence.

America’s lust for violence is now bringing the Washington morons up against people who can commit violence back: the Russians and Chinese, Iran and North Korea.

Apr 16 09:28

Wow! Look What They Are Doing To The Golden Gate Bridge!

CBS San Francisco reported: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Work officially began Thursday on a net under the Golden Gate Bridge intended to prevent and deter the dozens of suicides that take place at the iconic landmark each year.

More than 1,500 people are thought to have died there over the bridge’s 80-year lifespan.

Apr 16 08:41

Despite The Saber Rattling By North Korea, They Do Not Even Test A Missile. I Thank God, President Trump, And China For That!

I know President Trump’s work with China led to the good behavior of North Korea. Plus, the fact that Trump showed North Korea the United States would not take their threats sitting down was a huge factor in their backing off of even a missile test. I believed late last night that we would not strike NK for only a missile test, but if they harmed a hair on our back, or South Korea, or Japan, a war would be our only choice. I praise God this did not happen.

I wonder if we are about to see a decrease in North Korea’s threats, as China reigns them in. I think President Trump’s work with China’s President made a huge impact in the way China has started to view and treat North Korea. They are getting far closer to good relations with the US and pulling away from their pampering of Lil’ Kim. I think they may have closed the nuclear playground for Lil’ Kim.

Apr 16 08:16

HAPPY EASTER

To all of our true Christian readers, family and friends ….

A most joyous Easter Sunday.

May His message of love and peace drown out the sounds of the bombs we are hearing about daily.

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