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CURRENT EVENTS

May 16 08:30

Chinese mother who refused to give up disabled son nurtures him all the way to Harvard

A man who was born disabled in central China has beaten expectations by being been admitted to Harvard University in the United States.
Ding Ding, aged 29, attributed his success in his academic studies as well as overcoming many of his physical handicaps to his mother’s persistence and endless devotion, the news website Xinhuanet.com reports.

May 16 05:27

Trump Leaking Secrets is Nonsense – I Heard “The Secret” from CNN First

Once again, the media and political classes have seized onto a story that they claim could “Topple the Presidency”. Headlines declare that Donald Trump has effectively leaked secrets to the Russians, and that this is the biggest disaster of his short service.

May 16 00:58

Major Bombshell: Susan Rice Seeking Immunity Deal! (Video)

Trump said that he would drain the swamp and much to the surprise of his detractors, he appears committed to his campaign pledges. Comey’s unceremonious but well deserved firing was a warning shot across the bow, and it appears that former National Security Advisor to Obama, Susan Rice, has heard the shot loud and clear.

For the record, let's be very clear here. Regardless what nonsense the Democrats or the mainstream media will be spouting in the coming days ahead (and there will be plenty of it), make no mistake, it will all be pure B.S., and it will all be in an attempt to distract Americans from what is easily going to be the largest scandal in our nation's history...

May 15 20:27

BREAKING!! Seth Rich WAS "emailing" w/ WikiLeaks prior to death

Breaking news on the mysterious murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Family's private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich contacted WikiLeaks prior to death

May 15 18:45

The Ocean Cleanup: Amazing Technology Will Launch Within 12 Months!

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Boyan Slat, CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup (www.theoceancleanup.com), announced The Next Phase to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Initially, Slat predicted clean up would begin in 2020, but with the new modifications and funding, he promised today to begin clean up within the next 12 months!

May 15 18:26

US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting law

The US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a severe blow to a North Carolina voting law widely seen as discriminating against African Americans.
The Supreme Court opted not to hear the case, thereby leaving in place a ruling by a federal appeals court that had struck down key parts of the legislation enacted by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2013.

May 15 16:03

GE Moths To Be Released In New York State?

Cornell University has applied for a permit to execute the world’s first open-air trial of a genetically engineered diamondback moth (GDM). The purpose of this new GM insect is to reduce pest populations of diamondback moths through engineering a new female lethality trait (female larvae die, and males go on to reproduce…

May 15 14:58

AFTER TRUMP THREATENED COMEY WIKILEAKS JUST DROPPED A BOMBSHELL THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!

WikiLeaks offered $100,000 on Friday for the alleged “Trump-Comey” ‘tapes’, which are now at the center of the Comey-firing media hysteria. Trump warned Comey in a tweet about possible ‘tapes’ of their conversations.

May 15 14:05

Jimmy John’s Founder Denies He’s The Naked Trophy Hunter Straddling Shark

Jimmy John’s founder Jimmy John Liautaud is in the public eye again as a circulating photograph of what appears to be a naked trophy hunter straddling a freshly killed shark is drawing speculation that it might be him. However, there is also speculation…

May 15 14:02

Is It Time To Turn On Trump? Coulter and Other TrumpTrain Riders Grow Restless

Trump is still a great negotiator. But the game has changed. He is entering a new industry. He is without the experience he once had. Without the useful connections he once utilized. Things are done differently in government. But that’s why we voted for him. For a change. Real change. The end of the status quo.

May 15 14:00

When Chicago Cops Moonlight, No One Is Watching

At 11 p.m. on September 7, 2013, Chicago Police Officer Kenneth Walker went from his regular nine-hour shift to his second job as a security guard at a West Side public housing complex.

Walker had been working 16 hours straight when he saw Marlon Horton at 6:30 a.m. the next morning, trying to sleep in the apartment lobby. Horton, unarmed and apparently intoxicated, left the building and began urinating near Walker’s car. Surveillance camera video shows Walker try to kick Horton’s legs out from under him, setting off a brief confrontation. Minutes later, Walker fired a single gunshot into Horton’s chest, killing him.

May 15 13:53

Senior member of Trump team said to tell Israelis: Western Wall is not your territory

In a bitter diplomatic incident, a senior member of the US delegation making preparations for Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week angrily rejected a request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany the president when he visits the Western Wall, and then sniped at his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank,” Israeli television reported on Monday night.
Note: None of belongs to Israel unless you believe stealing something makes it theirs!

May 15 13:42

"Are You Ready To Die?" (Video)

Did you know that the United States of America is preparing a nuclear first strike against Russia? While this might be the first time you may have ever heard of such a thing, Russian media has been speculating on this possibility for weeks. According to the Russian Times, Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, stated at the Moscow International Security Conference that the Operations Command of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington is preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia.

May 15 13:27

Video: College Student Has 2 Minute Freak Out After Being Triggered By Trump Sign: “She’s Going Nuts!”

Within milliseconds of crossing paths with the sign the unnamed student is triggered to such an extent that she shrieks at the top of her lungs -- highlighting just how difficult a time liberal snowflakes were having with their new reality.

May 15 12:54

A Tool of Political Suppression (The eternal FBI)

The FBI has long been an enemy of the citizens of the United States and abused their authority by suppressing dissent and intimidating political opposition to the government. But now, the FBI risks becoming the exclusive tool of one political party, at which point others in government and politics may be targeted! Can’t we all agree that the proper target of the FBI is the peasantry and not the political classes? -- The FBI has always been political, and always will be. Trump’s choice will not be inherently better or worse for the American people than picking someone who is not a politician. But Trump’s choice will be pretty scary for those in the government on the left.

May 15 12:52

Scott Adams: A Quick Look at President Trump and the Big Picture

Let’s take a look at the things that are going well for President Trump, and the things that are not, and see if there is a pattern. Here I will include topics that are not necessarily the president’s accomplishments or faults. I’ll simply describe the current state of things.

May 15 12:46

African American Family Kicked Off JetBlue Flight Over Birthday Cake

An African American family has been kicked off a JetBlue flight for carrying a birthday cake that flight crew said posed a “safety risk.”

The incident took place at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 3, when Cameron Burke, his wife and their two children tried to board a Las Vegas-bound flight en route to a birthday party for the mother.

May 15 12:38

Are You Ready to Die? — Paul Craig Roberts

If you convince someone that you are going to kill them, they are going to kill you first. A government, such as what exists in Washington, that convinces powerful countries that they are targeted, is a government that has no respect whatsoever for the lives of its own people or the peoples of the world or for any life on planet Earth. Such a government as Washington is evil beyond all measure, as are the media whores and European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states that serve Washington at the expense of their own citizens.

May 15 12:32

Scott Adams: How to Know You Won a Political Debate on the Internet

Do you remember the time you changed a stranger’s political opinion on the Internet by using your logic and your accurate data?

Probably not. Because that rarely happens. If you were paying attention during the past year, you learned facts don’t matter to our decisions. We think they do, but they don’t. At least not for topics in which we are emotionally invested, such as politics. (Obviously facts do matter to the outcomes. But not to decisions.)

So how do you win a political debate on the Internet when people refuse to change their opinions? I propose the Cognitive Dissonance test.

May 15 12:28

MAJOR BEXALERT!!! : Syrian regime using crematorium to 'cover up' mass murders, State Department says

This is pathetic.The snow is melting so the building is a crematorium! Gotcha!

The Syrian regime is using a site outside Damascus to cremate the bodies of thousands of prisoners it has abducted, jailed and murdered during the country’s long-running civil war, the U.S. State Department alleged Monday.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones showed surveillance photos that -- combined with intelligence assessments and other reports -- officials believe show Bashar Assad’s government is complicit in covering up evidence of mass killings at the Sednaya Prison. Located near Damascus, the prison previously has been called a "human slaughterhouse" by Amnesty International.

Jones also charged that the “atrocities” were carried out “with unconditional support” from Russia and Iran.

The U.S. conclusion is based in part on photos that show snow melting near the building believed to be the crematorium.

May 15 12:19

Ron Paul urges President Trump to scrap top generals’ war plans

President Trump’s Generals all seem to be pushing for a major U.S. military escalation in the Middle East and south Asia. The President goes back and forth, one minute saying “we’re not going into Syria,” while the next seeming to favor another surge. He has given the military much decision-making latitude and may be persuaded by his Generals that the only solution is to go in big. If he follows such advice, it is likely his presidency itself will be buried in that graveyard of empires.

May 15 12:15

Just so you know, the U.S. has no debt

Now every writer in the land harps on U.S “spending,” “debt,” “trade deficit,” etc. Everybody is in shock and awe of “the U.S. debt.” They are looking at a myth and think that they see the real world. The money creators are laughing.

May 15 11:28

Fake News Story Claiming Tucker Carlson Died Goes Viral (Video)

Over the weekend, a "fake news" story was created which claimed Fox News host Tucker Carlson had been killed in a car crash. The story went viral and was not only shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook, but also remained a top search on Google, long after the story was confirmed a hoax. It also enabled the hoax to generate a follow-up story aimed to create a stir with the right, claiming the fatal crash could have even been a planned assassination tied with Clinton and Comey.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the hypocricy of social media giants and their promise to put the axe to fake news (although their filters apparently allow the left to continue their spread of nonsense) . Critical thought and analysis must always be behind the basis of our political opinions, or we are no better than the left.

May 15 11:12

Is The Deep State Holding The World For Ransom?

Trump is continuing creating chaos and will most likely be letting more people go. The Russian cyber attack writes a letter stating the FBI promised him money, citizenry for saying he was part of the Russian cyber attacking on the US.

May 15 11:04

Vintage Trump: Win Map of Electoral College Going Up in West Wing (Video)

If there’s anything President Trump is good at, it’s definitely his ability to get under his opponents’ skin. With his brash, no nonsense and straight talking demeanor, so contrarian to the fake façade that most politicians put up, his political opponents simply have no idea how to deal with him. And as a competitive businessman, Trump likes to win, and to remind others that he won.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at a report which alleges that President Trump is planning to put a map of his electoral college win somewhere in the White House. While the PC brigade will likely call this out as ‘callous’ or ‘uncouth’, it is worth reminding the people in their ivory towers that attitudes like that were exactly the reason they lost in the first place.

May 15 10:17

It Is Not Over - WannaCry RansomWare Attack – There Is A Version 2.0 – Kill Switch Only Slows It Down.

The update on the WannaCry RansonWare Attack is: Multiple security researchers have claimed that there are more samples of WannaCry out there, with different ‘kill-switch’ domains and without any kill-switch function, continuing to infect unpatched computers worldwide.

May 15 09:42

Germany’s Multicultural Disaster

Hagen joins us for a lively discussion on the current state of affairs in Germany. To begin, Hagen explains how he came to be involved in nationalist politics and alternative media. Next, we switch gears to discuss Germany. Grell tells about the absurdity of German hate speech laws, and how most major political parties agree on all of the core issues. We then consider Alternative for Germany, a center-right political party that is, contrary to the claims made by the establishment, actually quite moderate. The first hour also covers immigration, demographics, and ethnic loyalty.

May 15 09:27

HAHA!!! TRUMP JUST TROLLED THE MEDIA WITH A TAX RETURN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HAS LIBTARDS FURIOUS

President Donald Trump’s tax returns have been a lightning rod for liberals since he began campaigning for president and bucked tradition by refusing to release his tax returns, arguing that he wouldn’t because he was under audit by the IRS.

May 15 09:09

Germany Confiscating Homes To Use For Migrants

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.
Some Germans are asking what is next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?

Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the German people haven't revolted by now, this move may well have them at the throats of the bureaucrats who ordered this done.

May 15 09:00

Bullying Video Surfaces of 8-Year-Old Boy Who Committed Suicide

The video footage discussed in this article may be disturbing to some.
A surveillance video that shows the bullying of an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy who eventually committed suicide has surfaced, prompting the reopening of an investigation. Gabriel Taye was beaten and bullied in a school bathroom earlier in the year, and then hanged himself just days later.

May 15 09:00

After James Comey Got Fired, His 9-Year-Old Neighbor Delivered Homemade Cookies

Fired FBI Director James Comey had a long, hard week, and at the end of it he likely needed a cold one—of milk.
That's because one of his neighbors, a Virginia 9-year-old named Abby Grace, baked him chocolate chip cookies to help him start feeling better, as the girl's mom told NPR exclusively on Friday.

May 15 08:55

Theresa May’s Conservatives threaten social media crackdown if elected

If Theresa May and the Conservative Party retain control of the government in the June 8 U.K. elections, they vow to beef up online protections for U.K. citizens, threatening fines against social media companies who fail to safeguard their users.

They want to introduce a new measure that could fine or punish internet firms which fail to adequately flag and take down content harmful to minors or “direct users unintentionally to hate speech, pornography or other sources of harm,” according to a press release.

“The internet has brought a wealth of opportunity but also significant new risks which have evolved faster than society’s response to them,” May said. “We want social media companies to do more to help redress the balance and will take action to make sure they do.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister May, a word, please: do those "other sources of harm" (a phrase so ambiguous, one could pilot a frigate through it), include telling the truth about what the British government is actually doing, which don't even get a breath's worth of of coverage at the bbc, like the following headlines?!?

Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

Most Britons believe selling arms to Saudis is unacceptable

href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/28/100m-arms-deal-turkey-blind-eye-rights-abuse">UK’s £100m weapons deal with Turkey ‘turns blind eye to rights abuse’

href="http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/02/24/british-foreign-policy-and-uk-weapons-trade.html">British Foreign Policy and UK Weapons Trade

Because when foreign policy objectives (which seem to include the UK's arming some of the most repressive governments in the world)align with economic opportunity for your very lucrative weapons industry, the outcome is generally civilian slaughter and genocide, as we are seeing with Yemen.

I would imagine that these stories are those you don't want your brother and sister Brits worrying their little heads about, and would scream that these stories constitute the "other harm" to which this legislation refers.

Prime Minister May, the UK gave the world the Magna Carta; you can do far better than this horrifically worded, loose, one size fits all, legislation, which intends to repress honest, fact-checked free speech.

May 15 08:34

Israel arrests Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamesh

Israeli forces have carried out raids on homes across the occupied West Bank and detained at least 14 Palestinians on Sunday, among them a prominent intellectual and former political prisoner.

Suha Barghouti, the wife of Ahmad Qatamesh, said "a large force" of Israeli soldiers arrived at their home in the West Bank city of al-Bireh at 4:30 am local time and detained her husband.

General strike against detention of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails
"Until now, we don't know what is going on or where he is," she told Al Jazeera by telephone on Sunday morning, explaining that Israeli soldiers also searched her brother-in-law's nearby home.

In 2013, Qatamesh, a prominent 66-year-old writer, was deemed a "prisoner of conscience" by Amnesty International while he was in an Israeli jail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get my head around this, please; Israelis (who claim to have the alleged "only democracy in the Middle East), can lock up Palestinians indefinitely for renewable six-month intervals with no trial or charges?!?

In other words, Palestinians can be held indefinitely with no due process, but Jewish Israelis cannot be held in this manner?!?

What is wrong with this picture?!?

FLIPPING EVERYTHING!!

May 15 08:32

EVERY DAY IS MOTHER’S DAY IN PALESTINE ~~ TOONS OF THE DAY

May 15 08:20

The Alt-Right Holds MASSIVE Rally To Defend White Heritage In Charlottesville

Identity Evropa, League of the South, Traditional Workers Party, American Vanguard, and TRS showed up in Charlottesville to honor the legacy of Southern war heroes and to pledge not to fight anymore pointless brother’s wars.

May 15 08:11

WATCH Israeli Soldiers Caught on Tape Looking on as Settlers Throw Stones at Palestinians

Israeli soldiers have been caught on tape standing by while settlers were throwing stones at Palestinians in the West Bank.

In the videos, shot on Friday near the village of Burin in the West Bank, the soldiers are seen standing meters away from the settlers, who are throwing the stones unimpeded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the "new normal" for Palestinians, courtesy of the IDF!!

May 15 08:09

More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor’s OK

Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can’t bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor’s note.

May 15 08:09

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen: The Death Toll Has Just Hit 115 and It's Rising!!

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed the lives of 115 people while some 8,500 others are suffering from the infection, medics say. A state of emergency has been declared in the capital Sana’a.

May 15 08:09

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNorth Korea Says Tested Missile Capable of Carrying Heavy Nuclear Warhead

North Korea’s state media has claimed that yesterday’s successful missile test was aimed at proving the nation’s capability of carrying a “large scale heavy nuclear warhead,” quoting leader Kim Jong-un as saying the United States mainland is in “sighting range for strikes.”

The missile flew 787 kilometers, landing between Russia and Japan. The Pentagon insisted that the missile was “not consistent” with an ICBM of the sort capable of traveling far enough to hit the US. Moreover, this is a rare successful test for North Korea, whose missiles have several times exploded during takeoff recently.

The claim of nuclear-capability is of course still a huge deal, however this too isn’t really proven by a missile test launch, as North Korea’s ability to miniaturize their nuclear weapons into a warhead is very much still in doubt, though clearly with tensions soaring in the region it is in their interest to claim they have such retaliatory capabilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea's missiles most probably cannot hit the mainland; they may, however, be able to hit Hawaii.

The US government "sacrificed" Hawaii once before to get public sentiment behind joining World War 11; would they perhaps, sacrifice the Hawaiian islands again to get public sentiment behind a military attack against North Korea, let's say, with a false flag attack against them, to be blamed on North Korea?!?

I would not bet against this, right now, were I a betting woman.

May 15 08:09

Amazon is now worth two Walmarts - On the 20th anniversary of its IPO, Amazon’s market cap stands at $459 billion. Walmart’s? $228 billion

It took Amazon 18 years as a public company to catch Walmart in market value. It took less than another two years for Amazon to be worth twice as much.
On the 20th anniversary of Amazon’s IPO, Amazon’s market cap stands at $459 billion before the market opens for trading. Walmart’s? $228 billion.

May 15 08:01

Russia, Turkey and China Mean to Plot the Globalist Revival of the Silk Road

This Sunday saw the coming together of Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan and China’s Xi Jinping to hammer out the details of the latest Globalist adventure. They want to use the Silk Road as a transcontinental free trade zone that they suggest will benefit corporations and national economies worldwide. But the reality is that this is just another TTP, and its aim is to enforce corporate interest on Sovereign States.

May 15 07:49

U.S. MILITARY IS WORLD’S LARGEST POLLUTER – HUNDREDS OF BASES GRAVELY CONTAMINATED

Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills, it underscores an important yet little-known fact – that the U.S. Department of Defense is both the nation’s and the world’s, largest polluter.

Producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined, the U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among others.

In 2014, the former head of the Pentagon’s environmental program told Newsweek that her office has to contend with 39,000 contaminated areas spread across 19 million acres just in the U.S. alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely insane, and must be fixed as quickly by the US government as is possible.

May 15 07:46

"PROBABLY MORE" LINKS BETWEEN CLINTON & RUSSIA THAN TRUMP, GOPER EXCLAIMS

A clearly frustrated Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday that there are "probably more" connections between Hillary Clinton and Russia than there are between Moscow and President Trump.

During an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on New York's AM 970, The Hill reports that the lawmaker said:

"I am not aware of any evidence whatsoever of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or between Russia and the Trump campaign,"

"There is probably more evidence of links between Russia and the Clinton campaign than anyone even could imagine between Russia and people involved in the Trump campaign,"
Whether this was a response specifically to this week's New York Times' "Russia-Trump Nexus" op-ed desperation, or more generally the tack that Democrats nationwide seem to remain focused on is unclear. However, as Investors.com's John Merline details below, Rep. King may not be far off the facts...

May 15 07:39

TOM ENGELHARDT: AMERICA’S GLOBALIZATION OF MISERY

On the initial day of the offensive to recapture the city, the Pentagon was already congratulating the Iraqi military for being “ahead of schedule” in a campaign that was expected to “take weeks or even months.” Little did its planners — who had been announcing its prospective start for nearly a year — know. A week later, everything was still “proceeding according to our plan,” claimed then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. By the end of January 2017, after 100 days of fierce fighting, the eastern part of that city, divided by the Tigris River, was more or less back in government hands and it had, according to New York Times reporters on the scene, been “spared the wholesale destruction inflicted on other Iraqi cities” like Ramadi and Fallujah, even though those residents who hadn’t fled were reportedly “scratching out a primitive existence, deprived of electricity, running water and other essential city services.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those in the bowels of power in the Unhinged States of America call this "victory"; and in the parlance of the verbal war-porn of the Vietnam war, the Iraqi and US forces have "destroyed the city in order to save it."

But the alleged "victory, is not for the Iraqi people; it is for the American deep state, which has managed to insure that the government in Baghdad is still nominally Western-centric, and that the oil coming from this country is only sold in US dollars.

The genocide of innocent men, women, and children, by bullets, starvation, or maiming to death of these individuals does not matter to the deep American state, or the financial people; this is all about the oil, and all about the money, no matter the human cost here.

There is a rhythm and an energy here, and once you see the pattern, it becomes quite obvious; invade; destroy; regime change; make sure resources are only sold in US dollars, and repeat.

This is the essence of current American foreign policy, all wrapped up in a pretty, cheap, American flag, until and unless it is stopped, before the planet is vaporized in a nuclear holocaust.

May 15 07:30

Microsoft president blasts NSA for its role in 'WannaCry' computer ransom attack

A Microsoft executive sharply criticized a U.S. spy agency Sunday for its role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers and used to launch history’s largest ransomware attack.

May 15 07:29

One million hours of UK police time a year 'wasted enforcing cannabis prohibition' - Liberal Democrats want to legalise it, on grounds the ban is an enormous waste of time and money

One million hours of police time are being wasted each year on policing the ban on smoking cannabis, the Liberal Democrats say.
Research by the party drawn from official figures shows a total of 87,247 police caseloads relating to the drug were opened in 2015, with the average cost to the taxpayer per case estimated at £2,256.

May 15 07:21

OVER 200 ANDROID APPLICATIONS TRACK USERS THROUGH TV ULTRASOUND BEACONS

Over 200 applications on the Google Play store contain software which uses inaudible sounds from TV commercials to obtain data about the end user. The developer, Silverpush, abandoned and denounced the intrusive software a year ago, but are unable to stop application developers from using their open-source toolkit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How bloody wonderful!!

Just what all Android users least expected when they bought their phones for all the neat things it could do!

May 15 07:13

HUNGARY UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIFIED BORDER WALL, WATCH TOWERS, AND GUARDS WITH MACHINE GUNS

The country of Hungary, 95% of whose citizens opposed European Union migrant quotas in a recent referendum, has reportedly electrified key portions of their border fence.

According to Index.hu, when approaching the border outside of authorized border crossings, those attempting to enter the country will be met with warning signs in Hungarian, Serbian and Arabic advising them that the fence has been electrified.

Kit Daniels reports:

It may not be a full fence shield, but there are fixed wires running parallel to the ground,” reported journalist András Földes. “The 12 wires mounted on insulated points are visible on both fences of the double fence, with insulated portions on the inside of the fences since it’s assumed they [the migrants] will only come from the outside if they come in.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, for the Hungarian government, they take the issue of illegal immigration just as seriously as they would a heart attack; and frankly, I do not blame them.

But what ultimately has to stop are all the horrific wars which are driving people out of their home countries!!

May 15 06:59

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS STRONGLY SUGGEST THE END OF UNIPOLAR WORLD ORDER

With Moon Jae-In’s victory in South Korea, the period of tension on the Korean Peninsula is likely to end. With the rise to power of the new president, South Korea can expect a sharp decline in hostilities with North Korea as well as a resumption of dialogue with China. An expected and highly anticipated victory was confirmed in South Korea on May 9, with candidate Moon winning South Korea's presidential race over his rivals Hong Joon-pyo (Liberty Korea Party) and Ahn Cheol-soo (People's Party). After the resignation and arrest of former President Park Geun-hye over an immense corruption scandal, public opinion turned away from her party in favour of the main opposition representative, a center-left lawyer specializing in humanitarian issues.

May 15 04:57

What Is America’s Goal in the World?

... Since 1991, we have lost our global preeminence, quadrupled our national debt, and gotten ourselves mired in five Mideast wars, with the neocons clamoring for a sixth, with Iran. With the New World Order and global democracy having been abandoned as America's great goals, what is the new goal of U.S. foreign policy? What is the strategy to achieve it? Does anyone know? ... Like the British and French empires, the American imperium is not sustainable. We have issued so many war guarantees it is almost assured that we will be dragged into every future great crisis and conflict on the planet. If we do not review and discard some of these war guarantees, we shall never know peace. Donald Trump once seemed to understand this. Does he still?

May 15 00:21

Indict and Arrest These Two Already! (Video)

As FBI Director, James Comey was nothing short of incompetent and his firing was long overdue. In a meritocratic corporate world, he would have been unlikely to get the job in the first place. But gross incompetence is the least of James Comey’s crimes, and evidence has emerged that he may have been actively involved in obstruction of justice. Ironic, considering his previous job.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the case of whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, who delivered hard evidence to Comey that Obama had indeed wiretapped Trump. What did Comey do with the information? Nothing, of course. And now watchdog group Judicial Watch has gotten involved, with its founder Larry Klayman issuing an open letter for Comey to be indicted for obstruction of justice. Will this ever happen?

May 15 00:17

Rumors Swirl: Secret Indictment Issued Against President Donald Trump (Video)

Ever since Trump won the election, his enemies on the left have been crying the words ‘impeachment’ so often that it has become tired. But as Trump moved into office and actually began trying to fulfill his campaign promises, those calls have only gotten stronger. And today, rumors from credible sources are swirling that a sealed indictment has already been granted against Trump.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at a report from investigative journalists Louise Mensch and Claude Taylor that a sealed indictment has been granted against the President. Due to the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, until Trump is impeached, he cannot be prosecuted. Is that the next move right after a potential impeachment? Details are foggy right now, but make no mistake, the stakes have never been higher.

May 14 19:31

Intelligence sources report that a secret indictment has been issued against President Donald Trump

A new report circulating on left-leaning internet channels says that a secret indictment has been issued against President Donald Trump. Details surrounding the indictment have yet to be released, but should it actually exist, would likely be related to alleged connections that President Donald Trump has ties to Russia.

May 14 19:20

Cyberattacks expected to spread Monday as Europol fears computer systems simply won’t start

Update: confirming our earlier report that Monday could get ugly for global computer system, the WSJ writes on Sunday afternoon that Cybersecurity experts are expecting another wave of computer-system attacks that encrypt files and demand ransom to unlock them on Monday, as companies and government agencies are seeking to restore normal operations and figure out the roots of the attack.

May 14 18:09

Martin King assassinated by US government: new 36-minute interview of King Family civil trial verdict

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you (full 1967 speech to end the Vietnam War):

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of Martin's assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript (to more fully explain the following summary of trial evidence, here is the best article I've found).

May 14 17:36

Mom Calls Out Teacher For Letting Students Smack Trump Piñata. Things Get Ugly Quick.

Last Friday, a parent posted a message on Facebook calling out a public school teacher in Johnstown, Colorado, for holding a tasteless Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring students smacking around a piñata with Donald Trump's face on it. The post set off a politically-charged firestorm in the relatively quiet town, resulting in the teacher being suspended, parents and students unloading on each other online, and the whistle-blower mother becoming the subject of coordinated harassment on social media.

May 14 17:34

Elizabeth Warren Tells a Bad Joke, Bullies Her Critics And Encourages Heavy Drinking … All In 15 Minutes!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) used her time at the podium giving acommencement speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to slam the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding President Donald’s Trump decision to fire James Comey as FBI director and the Department of Justice’s effort to replace him.

May 14 16:18

Deportation fears stop some LA County immigrants from applying for EBT program

I’m all for giving assistance to those legally in this country who truly need help. But if you are here illegally, fuhgeddaboudit…

May 14 15:02

As a Harvard Law Student, Barack Obama Said Becoming Donald Trump Was The American Dream

This quote came to light following the publishing of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

May 14 14:33

Organic Farm to be Forcibly Sprayed with Roundup

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May 14 13:46

Donald Trump and David Duke Believe Bomb Threats Against Jewish Americans are False Flags!

In this ‘Dollemore Daily’ Jesse addresses Donald Trump's 'anti semetic' belief that the more than 100 bomb threats and hate crimes against JCC's and Jewish Day Schools across the country are a false flag operation (the same opinion as former Grand Wizard of the KKK, David Duke.) Well Jesse, looks like Trump and the Grand Wizard of the KKK were 100% correct! Does this mean an end to Jewish false flag events, like 911? Lets take a closer look.

May 14 12:59

Monetary reform hero, Stephen Zarlenga, passes. His 38-minute last remarks for ~$1 million per average US household benefits, 9-minute 2012 interview to replace the Federal Reserve

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Stephen Zarlenga wrote the best book on monetary history and reform I’ve encountered, The Lost Science of Money, created the largest and most influential organization (The American Monetary Institute), and organized 12 annual conferences.

Stephen’s 38-minute talk at the 2016 Monetary Reform conference that summarizes the history of framing reforms I’ll document in this article at ~$1 million per US household (there are some auditory gaps, but you’ll get the points):

RT’s 9-minute interview regarding ending the Federal Reserve:

May 14 12:13

The Man in Seat 61... : A ride on the Trans-Mongolian Express Moscow to Beijing by train

This is an account of a Moscow to Beijing journey on Trans-Siberian train number 4, the weekly Chinese train from the Russian to the Chinese capital via Mongolia. For an account of the Moscow to Vladivostok journey, see here.

Day 1, evening: Yaroslavski station, Moscow. Trans-Siberian trains leave from this distinctive station in central Moscow. Train 4 to Beijing leaves Moscow Tuesday nights.

Train 4 is a Chinese train, each carriage proudly displaying a destination board marked "Moscow-Ulan Bator-Beijing". You'll find plenty of westerners on board, with a party atmosphere all the way. There'll be plenty of Chinese, Russians & Poles to meet, too.

May 14 11:40

Illegal GMO Roundup Ready Corn Found Growing In Bolivia

The NGO, SOS MAIZ BOLIVIA has reported that genetically engineered Roundup Ready maize has been found growing illegally in the Bolivian village of Charagua, in the south of Santa Cruz department. The illegal intrusion was discovered on March 17 2017, when “an expedition of agronomists, sociologists, economists and journalists organized by SOS…

May 14 10:37

MASSIVE CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION OF LOCAL NEWS UNDERWAY

In a deal that will allow one broadcasting company to reach 72 percent of U.S. households through ownership of local news stations, it was reported this week that Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Tribune Media for nearly $4 billion.

Such a move wouldn’t have been possible a few weeks back, but Donald Trump’s new Federal Trade Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, just began implementing sweeping changes to previously established media ownership rules. Bloomberg explains:

“A Sinclair-Tribune merger was made easier last month when the FCC restored a rule that allows TV station groups to count just half of their coverage area for Ultra High Frequency stations to comply with a 39 percent nationwide cap set by Congress.”

Reporting on the news, Democracy Now invited the president and CEO of Free Press, Craig Aaron, to comment on the significance of the purchase.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why you need to be paying all the more attention to what you are getting from independent media resources, as the Sinclair/Tribune merger will mean that the Deep American State has handed its corporate presstitutes even more power to regurgitate the propaganda necessary to sell you both more wars, and more personal disenfranchisement, at every level of your life.

I will adamantly refuse to accept more poverty and more wars as the "new normal", thank you very much!!

May 14 09:41

NASA Live - Earth From Space (HDVR) - ISS LIVE FEED


Started streaming on Apr 5, 2017Live (2017) NASA Earth from Space - "International Astronomy Day" , ISS HD Video is presented. NASA Live stream of Earth seen from space powered by NASA HDEV cameras aboard the International Space Station. Watch the Earth roll Captured by HDEV cameras on board the International Space Station.

May 14 09:17

JAMA ADMITS 30% OF DRUGS APPROVED BY FDA-APPROVED ARE SERIOUSLY DANGEROUS

Close to one-third of drugs approved by the FDA are found to have safety problems, according to a research report from The Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA’s report stated that these safety issues, known as “postmarket safety events,” are “common after FDA approval, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring of the safety of novel therapeutics throughout their life cycle.”

The study sought to identify the “frequency of postmarket safety events” of FDA-approved drugs. It revealed that 222 “novel therapeutics” were approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010. Out of those 222 FDA-approved products, there were 123 safety issues later found in 71, or 32 per cent, of the approved drugs. Actions taken for the 71 drugs included withdrawal of the substance, new safety announcements highlighting discovered risks, and issuing “black box” warnings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How do we get the attention of the CEOs of those companies continuing to make pharmaceuticals with intense problems in use?!?

Possibly, making the marketing of unsafe drugs a felony, which gets coupled with jail time for the execs who sign off on these drugs, knowing that there may well be intense problems for patients taking the drugs down the road?!?

Because a 30% problem rate with drugs is simply unacceptable, period, end of discussion.

And this study demonstrates that the manufacture, and sales of these drugs is not about health; it is about money, period, end of discussion.

May 14 09:11

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games.

Xi used a summit on the initiative, attended by leaders and top officials from around the world, to bolster China's global leadership ambitions as U.S. President Donald Trump promotes "America First" and questions existing global free trade deals.

"We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy," Xi told the opening of the two-day gathering in Beijing.

China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global development since Xi unveiled the plan in 2013, aiming to expand links between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping has got this absolutely right, and hopefully, President Trump and his advisors will see clear reason to get on board with this, at least to some form of engagement.

In my world, trade trumps war every time.

May 14 09:09

Man dies during fight at motel with Rohnert Park police officers

A man died after he was shot with a Taser during a fight with two police officers attempting to arrest him Friday at a Rohnert Park motel, authorities said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like the taser shock landed right on the T wave of the cardiac rhythm cycle. The Repolarization phase. Death. His brother also died from being tased a year earlier.

May 14 09:06

CENTCOM BREAKS "FREE PASSAGE" DEAL - ITS ALLIES WILL HAVE TO BLEED FOR THIS

On Friday the U.S. "Inherent Resolve" command of its operations in Syria and Iraq released an statement that points to unnecessary intensified fighting about the city of Raqqa and elsewhere.

The Syrian Arab Coalition and their Syrian Democratic Force partners completed the liberation of the Tabqah Dam, as well as the city of Tabqah and its nearby airfield May 10.

The Kurdish forces obviously made a deal with the ISIS rearguard. They offered free passage (safe conduct) to the ISIS fighters if those would dismantled their demolition charges on the Tabqa dam and leave their heavy weapons behind. The ISIS group accepted and fulfilled its part of the deal. The dam was saved. The ISIS forces withdrew.

The Kurdish commander had made the right decision. Any fighting around, on or within the dam structure could have led to a catastrophic dam failure which would have killed ten-thousands (at least) further down the Euphrates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what we have here is catch and release, make a deal, then kill later?!?

May 14 08:58

High School Ends Anti-Drug Program After Parents Find Scientology Link

Santa Monica High School canceled an anti-drug program after parents learned that it is affiliated with the church of Scientology.
The Foundation for a Drug Free World recently held three assemblies at Santa Monica High School. But the principal scrubbed the rest of the series on substance abuse prevention.

May 14 08:58

Here's Why U.S. Special Forces Want Russian Machine Guns

Why would U.S. special forces want to manufacture Russian machine guns?
Just watch any video of a conflict such as Iraq and Syria, and the answer becomes clear. Many of the combatants are using Russian or Soviet weapons, or local copies thereof, from rifles to rocket launchers to heavy machine guns mounted on pickups. Which means that when U.S. special forces provide some of these groups with weapons, they have to scrounge through the global arms market to buy Russian hardware as well as spare parts.

May 14 08:40

Erdogan lashes ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Muslims to throng to the Temple Mount in a show of solidarity with Palestinians as he issued a string of challenges to Israel, which he called "racist and discriminatory." ... "Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us," he added, at the opening ceremony of the International Forum on al-Quds Waqf in Istanbul, Turkey's Hurriyet news reported ... In the blistering speech, which also criticized Israeli legislation and US plans to move their embassy to Jerusalem, Erdogan also called Israel's treatment of the Palestinians "racist and discriminatory" and said the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip "has no place in humanity."

May 14 08:00

This Police Sergeant Alleged Racist Harassment After Finding Out He Was Part Black

After a 47-year-old police sergeant found out that he was part black from an Ancestry.com DNA test, he sued his police chief and the city of Hastings, Michigan, where he's employed, seeking at least $500,000 for alleged racial harassment.

May 14 07:51

Mom Arrested After Allegedly Hitting Child For Making Grandma A Mother's Day Card And Not Her

A South Carolina mother allegedly hit her son multiple times after the boy made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother and not her.
Shontrell Murphy, 30, allegedly smacked the boy multiple times on Thursday because she was upset.
Police said that when they arrived at the home, the child’s grandmother was standing with two children, one of which was crying.

May 14 07:51

Torch Wielding White Supremacists Chant "Russia is our Friend" in Virginia

Torch-wielding white supremacists rallied around a Robert E. Lee statue slated for removal and chanted “Russia is our friend" in Virginia Saturday night.
The group surrounding the Confederate statue in Charlottesville’s Lee Park extinguished their torches and left as cops swarmed the street just before 9:30 p.m., according to the Daily Progress newspaper.

This smells like a staged event. Also, Claire and I noticed there is a lot of both Russia and North Korea bashing being woven into TV shows like "What on Earth."

May 14 07:17

Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that people with Type 2 diabetes don't deserve to have health insurance because they gave themselves diabetes.

While speaking at Stanford University, Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney classified diabetes as a bad lifestyle choice, “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.”

May 14 07:17

Pastor eaten by crocodiles while trying to walk on water like Jesus

A pastor who tried replicating the Biblical story of Jesus Christ walking on water has been eaten by crocodiles.
The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the Last Days Church, tried the demonstration at a river known as Crocodile River.

May 14 07:09

EXCLUSIVE: California State Professor Brings Her 7-Year-Old To Lecture The Los Angeles Police Department

elina Abdullah – a professor at California State-LA who also leads the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter – brought her three children to a recent Police Commission meeting to chastise LAPD during public comment.
“Lots of people have died because of you,” Abdullah’s 10-year-old daughter told LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “I think it’s horrible that you don’t care what you have done, and killed so many young children.”

May 13 16:34

North Korea Open To Talks With Trump

#Trump is a #MasterPersuader, This happened because Trump said that he would be honored to meet Kim Jong-un. Enjoy your #CognitiveDissonance.

May 13 16:13

JUST IN: COMEY WRITES LETTER TO FBI STAFF AFTER GETTING FIRED, HERE'S HIS RESPONSE TO TRUMP...

Recently terminated former FBI Director James Comey admitted in a letter sent to his staff Wednesday that President Donald Trump retains the right to fire anyone in the position of director at his discretion.

May 13 16:10

North Korea launches ballistic missile despite warning from international community

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday despite warnings from the international community, according to the South Korean military.

May 13 15:41

Why did Trump fire FBI director? - Scott Rickard VS Jew Brent Budowsky

In one of PressTV's most revealing interviews to date, Scott Rickard, a political analyst and former American intelligence linguist, from Tampa, and Brent Budowsky, a columnist of The Hill, from Washington, discuss US President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

May 13 14:33

Israel – a curious national home

Uri Avnery examines how attention-seeking Israeli politicians are racing to propose laws so outrageous that the media cannot possibly ignore them, the latest being a bill on "Israel – the National State of the Jewish People”.>>

May 13 10:03

Comey declines to testify before Senate committee

Ousted FBI Director James Comey will not appear in a closed session before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday.

Comey had been invited by Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and top Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia. Their panel is investigating Russia’s election meddling and allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Warner announced that Comey would not be appearing before his panel in an interview on MSNBC Friday.

The session would have provided Comey a first chance to discuss with lawmakers the circumstances of his firing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch this move from "invited" to "subpoenaed" in a heartbeat.

May 13 09:55

Turkish PM: US Promises Kurds Won’t Stay in Raqqa

Speaking to reporters today during an official visit to London, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says that the United States has assured Turkey that even though the Kurdish YPG is being used to invade ISIS’ capital city of Raqqa, they will not keep control of the city after the battle.

These assurances appear to have been made to try to placate Turkish outrage over US plans to arm the YPG with heavy weapons for the Raqqa battle, and for the US choosing to back the YPG in the offensive against ISIS in general, something Turkey has repeatedly condemned.

Kurdish officials have never said anything about conquering Raqqa for somebody else, and it would be unusual for the group to be willing to commit so heavy to the invasion of a city if they didn’t have designs on incorporating it into their self-declared autonomous region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why would the Kurds be fighting at all, if not for an independent Kurdistan?!?

The US government and military need to be very clear as to their ultimate intentions here; otherwise, they may well find Turkey leaving NATO, and leaving them with a vast hole in their garrisoning of the Middle East.

May 13 09:48

Trump Warns New South Korea President Against Call for North Korea Talks

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made clear he wants to get reconciliation talks going with North Korea, and took a bit of a shot at US sanctions pushes in comments yesterday, saying he thinks sanctions should only be considered as a tool to get North Korea to the table for talks.

The Trump Administration has insisted in recent weeks they consider diplomacy to have “failed,” and President Trump appeared very dismissive of the new push for diplomacy today, saying he would only accept discussion with North Korea “under certain circumstances.”

Trump didn’t make clear what those circumstances would be, naturally, but did appear to reject the need for talks in the near term, bragging that he’s handling North Korea “very well, very firmly” without diplomacy. The State Department added that they want North Korea to “cease all illegal activities” for the possibility of talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word here, please: your ultimatum to South Korean President Moon reeks with hubris.

And please remember; ultimately, without negotiation and diplomacy, there is absolutely no opportunity to move forward toward peace, and away from war.

May 13 09:46

Gilad Atzmon -"Being in Time" talk, LA May 8, 2017

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can order Gilad's book, "Being in Time", HERE!

May 13 09:37

SYRIA - "THE REGIME WILL BE THERE" - U.S. CONCEDES RAQQA ... AND THE SYRIAN EAST?

A new Wall Street Journal piece, primarily about the ISIS held city of Raqqa on the Euphrates, casts doubt on long term U.S. plans for such an occupation. Its core quote:

"We won’t be in Raqqa in 2020, but the regime will be there."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this article is correct, there are reasons to be hopeful about the ultimate outcome in Syria.

If it is not, we are looking at a direct military conflict in Syria with Russia, and that would be horrific.

May 13 09:10

$500 TRILLION IN DERIVATIVES “REMAIN AN IMPORTANT ASSET CLASS”: HILARIOUSLY, THE NEW YORK FED

Oh, and the unintended consequences of trying to regulate a monster.

Economists at the New York Fed included this gem in their report on a two-day conference on “Derivatives and Regulatory Changes” since the Financial Crisis:

Though the notional amount [of derivatives] outstanding has declined in recent years, at more than $500 trillion outstanding, OTC derivatives remain an important asset class.

An important asset class. A hilarious understatement. Let’s see… the “notional amount” of $500 trillion is 25 times the GDP of the US and about 7 times global GDP. Derivatives are not just an “important asset class,” like bonds; they’re the largest “financial weapons of mass destruction,” as Warren Buffett called them in 2003.

Derivatives are used for hedging economic risks. And they’re used as “speculative directional exposures” – very risky one-sided bets. It’s all tied together in an immense and opaque market interwoven with the banks. The New York Fed:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the economic dam bursts, and we know this is a case of when, and not if, those derivatives will economically sink the institutions which hold them.

May 13 09:03

US APPROVES $2 BILLION MISSILE SALE TO UAE

It looks like the weapons manufacturers win again as the US approves selling weapons to a foreign military known for terrorist actions.

The United Arab Emirates’s recent military decisions include violently ending democratic protests in Bahrain and participating in Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen. There have recently been massive protests against the Saudi Arabian/UAE terrorism against Yemen civilians, including using US supplied chemical weapons. The UAE participated in the terrible crimes that some call a genocide, and now they will be armed with another $2 billion dollars worth of US supplied weapons.

The Pentagon has issued a statement today confirming that the US State Department has signed off on a $2 billion sale of US-made Patriot missiles to the United Arab Emirates, adding to the tiny Gulf nation’s ever-growing military arsenal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How wonderful that US weapons manufacturers are making a killing under President Trump's watch, both literally and figuratively.

May 13 09:03

Phoenix Billboard Depicting Trump as Nazi Was Funded by Taxpayers

according to Judicial Watch.

May 13 09:02

Russian Military to Launch Drills That Could Defeat NATO Forces in Less Than Two Days

Canada is preparing to deploy troops to Latvia as part of a NATO plan to bolster the Western military alliance's borders with rival power Russia, but Moscow has plans for a show of might that will likely dwarf NATO's efforts.

May 13 09:01

Missouri State Congressman Claims "Homosexuals" and "Human Beings" Are Different

believe it or not, there is an American congressman who genuinely does not understand the definition of human being. Missouri state Representative Rick Brattin, revealed that he believed there is a "distinction" between human beings and people who are gay during a debate over a bill protecting the state's LGBTQ community from discrimination.

May 13 09:00

THE ‘SOFT COUP’ OF RUSSIA-GATE

Where is Stanley Kubrick when we need him? If he hadn’t died in 1999, he would be the perfect director to transform today’s hysteria over Russia into a theater-of-the-absurd movie reprising his Cold War classic, “Dr. Strangelove,” which savagely satirized the madness of nuclear brinksmanship and the crazed ideology behind it.

To prove my point, The Washington Post on Thursday published a lengthy story entitled in the print editions “Alarm at Russian in White House” about a Russian photographer who was allowed into the Oval Office to photograph President Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Post cited complaints from former U.S. intelligence officials who criticized the presence of the Russian photographer as “a potential security breach” because of “the danger that a listening device or other surveillance equipment could have been brought into the Oval Office while hidden in cameras or other electronics.”

May 13 08:56

video - LIVE AT THE BOSTON FREE SPEECH V ANTIFA

Tim Pool Stream TIMCAST

May 13 08:55

MASSIVE CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION OF LOCAL NEWS UNDERWAY

In a deal that will allow one broadcasting company to reach 72 percent of U.S. households through ownership of local news stations, it was reported this week that Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Tribune Media for nearly $4 billion.

Such a move wouldn’t have been possible a few weeks back, but Donald Trump’s new Federal Trade Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, just began implementing sweeping changes to previously established media ownership rules. Bloomberg explains:

“A Sinclair-Tribune merger was made easier last month when the FCC restored a rule that allows TV station groups to count just half of their coverage area for Ultra High Frequency stations to comply with a 39 percent nationwide cap set by Congress.”

Reporting on the news, Democracy Now invited the president and CEO of Free Press, Craig Aaron, to comment on the significance of the purchase.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please stay aware and conscious by reading WRH!! :-)

May 13 08:36

Susan Rice Denies Senate Request To Testify In Hearing On Russian Election Interference

Susan Rice, the Obama administration official made infamous for sending dozens of requests seeking to reveal the identities of Trump’s associates, has something to hide. Citing a ‘non-bipartisan invitation’, she, via her lawyer, declined Senator Lindsey Graham’s request to testify in front a Senate judiciary subcommittee next week on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the case of Susan Rice, who is clearly afraid of being forced to testify under oath. How ironic, considering that her unconstitutional requests for unmasking Trump’s associates were under the justification of national security and now she is refusing to testify on Russian interference, which is a matter of national security as well. Why the hypocrisy?

May 13 08:32

Trump Was Mad Comey Wouldn’t Utter Three Important Words (Video)

Many relationships have been broken up over the refusal of one party to say three important words, and it looks like the same might have happened between Trump and Comey. No, it has nothing to do with love, but the Russian connection, or rather the lack of one. The three important words that Comey refused to tell Trump; “There’s no ties”.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the report, which claims Comey’s unwillingness to publicly say there were no Russian ties to the Trump administration infuriated the President. Despite Comey’s high profile public persona, he refused to make an official statement, which will no doubt continue to fuel the mainstream media’s obsession on this non-issue. Was this really the straw that broke the camel’s back or was there something else?

May 13 08:27

Metal detectorist rewarded with nearly £2m after unearthing Britain’s biggest Viking treasure

A metal detectorist has learned he has hit a £2m jackpot after uncovering Britain's biggest ever Viking treasure.
Derek McLennan unearthed the 10th-century collection of rare Viking artefacts in a field in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland's south-west in 2014.

May 13 08:27

8-Year Old Muslim Girl Has Hijab Ripped Off by Substitute Teacher

An 8-year old girl allegedly had her hijab ripped off her head by a substitute teacher in her Bronx, N.Y., elementary school, the New York Post reports.

May 13 07:14

Judicial Watch Congratulates President Trump For Firing James Comey. More Reasons Surface Incriminating James Comey.

The highly respected legal organization, JUDICIAL WATCH, has given a statement as to their opinion on James Comey’s firing by President Trump.

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