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Sep 07 11:02

Dutch ex-PM calls visiting Netanyahu ‘war criminal’ amid anti-Israeli protests in The Hague

Instead of rolling out a welcome mat for Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who kickstarted his visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday amid huge pro-Palestine protests, the Dutch should “send him right away to the International Criminal Court,” Dries Van Agt said.
Ahead of Netanyahu’s two-day visit to the country, Van Agt, who served as Dutch PM from 1977 to 1982, labelled the Israeli leader a “war criminal” in an televised interview with the NPO1 national TV channel on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Palestinians place a red carpet between the ruins of houses, that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, before they display a film on the war in the east of Gaza City May 12, 2015. © Mohammed Salem‘Nothing to hide’: Israel prepares for first-ever ICC visit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Agt is absolutely correct on this issue.

And he is not even touching the extrajudicial assassinations of Palestinians; the torture against Palestinian children in Israeli jails; and the indefinite detentions of Palestinian prisoners.

Sep 07 10:55

Bad Luck and Worse Manners Tarnish Obama’s Asia Trip

Mr. Obama is dealing with other headwinds, not least that he is a lame-duck leader in the last five months of his term. Back home, his struggles are viewed through the unforgiving lens of election-year politics. Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee, tweeted that the Chinese snubbed Mr. Obama and that Mr. Duterte called him a “?‘son of a whore.’ Terrible!”

For a president eager to burnish his legacy, the trip has in fact yielded progress on several fronts, most notably climate change. But the miscues illustrate how poor planning, or even plain bad luck, can undermine a president’s performance abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are a couple of really, unforgivable gaffes on the President's part at the G-20 which NYT refuses to discuss, and they are as follows:

Obama Crashes G20 by Warning Beijing of ‘Consequences’ in the South China Sea


This was the geopolitical equivalent to "relieving oneself" in a host's pool or tub, then assuring them it was raining.

And then, he had the following exchange with Russia's President Putin:

Obama Threatens Cyber War on Russia at G20

Why, in the name of heaven, and in the hosting country of China, he could have been so terribly, brazenly petulant at the leaders of both China and Russia is a mystery.

But there is one scenario in which these accusations and insults make sense; and this is, if the White House and DNC polls show Trump winning the election in November by a landslide, the current administration would love to "gift" President Trump with one or perhaps two wars, before he has even taken the Oath of Office.

Sep 07 10:42

Janet Yellen Is Choosing the President: Rate Hike Would “Give Trump the White House”

The next president is not being determined by voters, but by the elite.

I don’t see how Yellen can raise rates between now and Election Day… if Trump can win.

If she did, it would tank the stock market, nail the economy and give Trump the White House.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 07 10:27

“IT’S WORSE THAN THE GREAT DEPRESSION” – ONE IN SIX PRIME-AGED MEN HAS NO JOB

While Obama has repeatedly touted the sub-5.0% unemployment rate (4.9% most recently) as confirmation his “economic recovery” has been successful, what has received far less media attention has been the unprecedented surge in Americans no longer in the labor force, which as of August stood at a near-record 94.4 million

And while the traditional response by economic apologists and the media has been that this number is the result of a demographic change in US society, with mostly older workers no longer in the labor pool, we have over the years argued that that is misleading, and that millions of prime-aged workers have fallen out as a result of drastic changes to America’s job market, coupled with structural lack of demand for legacy jobs, which has – for example – sent the number of employed waiters and bartenders to all time highs even as the number of manufacturing workers is lower than it was in December 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama lies about the real rate of unemployment just as he lies about everything else.

His alleged "economic recovery" has only been for the 1%, who are already fabulously wealthy.

Sep 07 10:23

EXPOSED: ONLINE COMMUNITY LEAKS IDENTITY OF DAKOTA PIPELINE DOG ATTACKERS

The Saturday attacks on Native-Americans who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) gained national attention in social media over the weekend, spurring an outcry for justice. As a result, many citizens have demanded the identity of the privately hired security forces who attacked unarmed citizens – including a child and pregnant woman – be exposed, and through the collaboration of the online community, that’s exactly what happened.

Ashley Nicole Welch, the woman pictured in the photo above, has bore much of the brunt of people’s anger as she was the main aggressor among the hired security, according to witnesses. It appears she was the first to be exposed out of the group:

Citizens are now demanding that Welch and her accomplices be held accountable for their actions, preferably through legal means, however it has been commented that a peaceful public shaming is in order, as well. We here at Anonymous are happy to oblige.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please be aware that one child and 5 adults were bitten at these protests.

Protesters, Including Children, Mauled As Private Mercenaries Attack Native American Pipeline Protest

One has to wonder whether Ms. Welch, and Bob Frost, owner of Frost Kennels had done their internship at somewhere like Abu Ghraib.

Oh, and let's not forget the mercenary corps most likely running the show:
G4S

As reported today at blacklistednews.com:

G4S is one among several private security companies protecting the pipeline construction, a spokesperson told teleSUR. G4S, a U.K.-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at “remote sites” where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive by private security companies and state officers deployed under a state of emergency. The security company has been under fire for providing services to Israeli prisons and settlements, expanding across the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iraq and operating juvenile detention centers and handling deportations from the U.S. In an email to teleSUR, G4S Communications Director Monica Lewman-Garcia wrote, “G4S Secure Solutions is providing fewer than 10 security officers, assigned to remote sites, providing limited short-term unarmed patrol services.” G4S recently published a new job opening for an armed custom protection security officer in Mandan, North Dakota—next to the campsites—which was reposted on Facebook by Lakota Sioux Tribe member Olowaan Plain. Lewman-Garcia said that “there are other names” of security companies but failed to name any others. She would not answer other questions and was not available to speak by phone. Organizers told teleSUR that 10-Code LLC, a local veteran-run company, is also providing security, but they were not able to be reached. A direct action to stop construction on Saturday ended in security deploying dogs, who bit six people including a pregnant woman and a child. The private security forces also maced 30 people, activists said. G4S officers “were not present and not involved at the location where the incident occurred,” wrote Lewman-Garcia.

At least, that is what they are alleging, for the moment.

Oh, and a little side note about G4S, as reported at mic.com:

Seriously, this place is massive. They are the second largest private employer of people behind Walmart. Let’s let that sink in for a minute. They employee some 625,000 people. They operate in over 125 countries. They gained some notoriety for holding what many called "Animal House" style parties in Kabul, Afghanistan. There was also that little problem with having Afghan drug lords on their payroll, whoops!

Sep 07 10:00

NOT SO MAGIC: DISNEY WORLD STARTS SCANNING FINGERS OF KIDS ‘AS YOUNG AS 3’

Children in Orlando, Florida as young as three may get a little Disney magic right at the entrance to the park, as they will now be required to have their fingers scanned, local media reports. The anti-fraud measure has been slammed as a violation of privacy on social media.

“Walt Disney World has begun requiring children from 3 to 9 years old to have their fingers scanned when they enter the theme parks, just like older kids and adults,” the Orlando Sentinel, the first to report on the measure, said.

According to the paper, this measure was introduced in order to “block the use of stolen and shared tickets.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just have to wonder where the data goes once the kids' fingers have been scanned?

FBI? CIA? NSA? Pentagon? State Department?

Were I a parent, concerned about privacy violations, I would write a letter to Roger Iger, Disney's President, asking him politely about where the data goes after these kids' hands are scanned.

Because the "good reason" and the "real reason" for these scans, I would suspect, are worlds apart.

Sep 07 09:48

THE WILD WEST OF MONEY IN POLITICS’: DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE BUILDER SPENDS MILLIONS TO INFLUENCE ELECTIONS

The corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline also operates its own political action committee that has a record of donating to the campaigns of candidates who support the company’s pro-corporate, pro-fossil fuels agenda in Congress.

However, the political war chest of the Energy Transfer Partners PAC amounts to pennies compared to the wealth of Kelcy Warren, the chairman and CEO, who has spent millions becoming one of the most politically powerful oil tycoons in Texas.

“Unlike the federal system, here in the state of Texas, for state candidates, there are no limits on campaign contributions. We call it the Wild West of money in politics,” Andrew Wheat told MintPress News.

Wheat is the research director for Texans for Public Justice, an Austin-based nonprofit that tracks the influence of money and corporate power in Lone Star State politics, and he identified Warren as one of the state’s most influential donors.

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Sep 07 09:33

JULIAN ASSANGE: THIS IS THE REAL REASON BERNIE SANDERS DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE

It’s no secret that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has great disdain for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shortly before the Democratic National Convention, the activist released incriminating email showing that the DNC had worked against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of a Clinton nomination.

Though that did much to shake up supporters of the American political system and infuriate supporters of Sanders, the Vermont Senator pledged his support to Clinton nonetheless. He cited that it was important to unify the party and prevent a Trump presidency. Rigged or not (and it’s most definitely rigged), is this truly the reason Bernie Sanders gave up the good fight?

According to Assange, Bernie Sanders was threatened. During an interview with Australian journalist John Pilger, who is based in the United Kingdom, Assange disclosed some very concerning information. Pilger, who is working on a documentary about Assange, asked:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these allegations prove true, this is standard operating Clinton Cartel behaviour.

Threats, harassment, blackmail, and sometimes even assassinations are their stock in trade, but never traceable back to them, specifically; such threats against Sanders, his family and friends, would have been normal Clinton behaviour.

Sep 07 09:26

Aerial Spraying for Zika Stirs Controversy in Miami Beach

Miami Beach City Commissioner Mike Grieco is very upset over the announcement and has called for a special meeting Wednesday to cancel the scheduled aerial spraying.

Grieco said the aerial assault on mosquitoes could be a threat to everyone.

"It's a neurotoxin. We don't know the risks. It's been outlawed in Europe since 2012. It's something that has not been used in Miami, historically," said Grieco.
According to a spokesperson for Mayor Gimenez, Naled, which is EPA approved, has been used in Miami-Dade County since the 1970's.

On Tuesday, county workers started spraying the streets of Miami Beach with a chemical called BTI using specialized trucks. The city announced its use of Buffalo Turbine trucks in its fight against the Zika virus in an email Monday.

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As reported at nospray.com:

Long-term exposure also caused AChE inhibition; reduced AChE activity occurred in dogs exposed orally to 2 mg/kg per day for 1 year and in rats exposed orally to the same dose for 2 years. In addition, the long-term study with dogs found that doses of 2 mg/kg per day also caused mineralization of the spinal cord. Naled’s breakdown product dichlorvos inhibits the activity in rats of a nervous system enzyme called neuropathy target esterase. In experiments conducted by biochemists at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (India), doses of 6 mg/kg per day reduced the enzyme’s activity by about 40 percent. Inhibition of this enzyme causes partial paralysis of the hind legs followed by incoordination. Toxicity Caused by Breathing Naled Naled is more potent when exposure occurs through breathing than when exposure occurs through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Toxicologists at the University of California found that inhalation was 20 times more toxic to rats than oral dosing (dosing through the mouth) of naled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came to a similar conclusion based on tests submitted to the agency by naled’s manufacturer: the dose required to cause cholinesterase inhibition through inhalation exposure was less than 1/6 of the lowest oral dose causing the same effect. An additional study by the University of California researchers mentioned above found that small droplets of naled (the size produced by ultra low volume sprayers often used in mosquito spraying) were about four times more acutely toxic than larger droplets. Dibrom Concentrate (EPA Registration No. 5481-480) contains the inert ingredient aromatic hydrocarbon solvent (Chemical Abstract Services number 64742-94-5), also called solvent naphtha. This solvent contains two aromatic hydrocarbons, naphthalene and 1,2,4- trimethylbenzene. Dibrom 8 Emulsive (EPA Registration No. 5481-479) contains naphthalene. Dibrom 8 Miscible (EPA Registration No. 34704-351) contains solvents4 whose ingredients can include naphthalene and trimethylbenzene. Naphthalene has been classified by EPA as a possible human carcinogen because it caused lung tumors in mice following inhalation.

Any way you cut it, this is nasty stuff, and I am quite certain that the product manufacturers contribute to politicians heavily to make sure it does not get off the EPA-approved list of mosquito abatement chemicals.

Sep 07 09:12

Disney to Scan Fingers of 3 Year Olds to Prevent Fraud

Walt Disney World has begun requiring children from 3 to 9 years old to have their fingers scanned when they enter the theme parks, just like older kids and adults.

Sep 07 08:55

Industry insiders estimate EpiPen costs no more than $30

Mylan says middlemen and suppliers have forced them to jack-up the prices on EpiPens by hundreds of dollars, but two industry insiders say the company pays no more than $30 per device.

Sep 07 08:38

DOJ Threatens To Rip Up HSBC's "Get Out Of Jail Free" Card

The DOJ is considering whether to void a previously signed "deferred-prosecution agreement" with HSBC on claims it didn't comply with terms of the agreement. Voiding the agreement would open the bank up to criminal charges in the U.S.

Sep 07 08:28

As Gynnya McMillen coughed and gasped for air, shaking in a seizure while taking her final breaths, a Kentucky juvenile detention youth worker stood outside her isolation cell watching, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the 16-year-old’s estate.

As Gynnya McMillen coughed and gasped for air, shaking in a seizure while taking her final breaths, a Kentucky juvenile detention youth worker stood outside her isolation cell watching, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the 16-year-old’s estate.

Sep 07 08:27

Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy for 2 months straight: 76 days and zero fossil fuels.

Costa Rica ran on 100 percent renewable energy for 76 straight days between June and August this year, according to a new report, demonstrating that life without fossil fuels is possible - for small countries, at least.

This is the second time in two years that the Central American country has run for more than two months straight on renewables alone, and it brings the 2016 total to 150 days and counting.

Sep 07 08:26

Just Released! 2nd Donald Trump Anti Hillary Clinton Ad

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Sep 07 07:11

Hillary Clinton Email Archive

On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016.

Sep 07 06:35

Exposed: Online Community Leaks Identity of Dakota Pipeline Dog Attackers

The Saturday attacks on Native-Americans who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) gained national attention in social media over the weekend, spurring an outcry for justice. As a result, many citizens have demanded the identity of the privately hired security forces who attacked unarmed citizens – including a child and pregnant woman – be exposed, and through the collaboration of the online community, that’s exactly what happened.

Sep 07 05:57

Amy Schumer Says She'll "Move to Spain" If Trump Wins!

Amy Schumer has joined the long list of celebrities promising to self-deport if Donald Trump wins the presidency!

Sep 07 04:24

Britain to Build Giant Concrete 'Trump Wall' to Keep Migrants Out

The British government is going to build a Trump wall to keep Calais migrants out, showing once again Trump is the man with the plan.

Sep 07 03:52

SHOCK VIDEO: Gang Members Film Friend Attacking White Female Store Clerk With Back Turned

Thugs film themselves celebrating assault, call woman "motherf**king b*tch."

Sep 06 23:04

The Tyranny of 9/11: The Building Blocks of the American Police State from A-Z

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption, and abuse. The citizenry’s unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded.

Sep 06 22:51

A 20th Century History of Infringement (On Gun Rights)

It’s fashionable at present, to assert that the Second Amendment makes some allowance for “reasonable regulation” of the individual right to own and carry weapons, even though the word “regulate” carries a very different meaning today than it did in the 18th century. It does no such thing. Instead, it outlaws any “infringement” of that right, which means sneaking up on it and nibbling it away, a little bit at a time. Regulation is infringement, and no gun law of any kind is tolerable to a free people.

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Sep 06 17:49

What 80 million unexploded American bombs can do to a country. Jesus Christ, why don't they hate us more?

Some 80 million unexploded bombs are scattered across the country -- the deadly legacy of what became known as America's "secret war" in Laos -- a CIA-led mission during the Vietnam War.

Sep 06 17:46

Car loans now top $1 trillion as delinquency rates rise

Americans are borrowing more than ever for new and used vehicles, and 30- and 60-day delinquency rates rose in the second quarter, according to the automotive arm of one of the nation's largest credit bureaus.

Sep 06 16:48

Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors

“It looks like they are being dragged kicking and screaming into any disclosure at all about their foreign (government) donors, and ultimately still failing to live up to the letter of the law"

Sep 06 16:32

FUNNY : Clinton Camp Cuts Off Press When Asked About Poll Showing Her Trailing Trump

Tuesday on her campaign plane, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri cut off a reporter asking about a CNN national poll showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leading her 45 percent to 43 percent.

Sep 06 16:27

America’s Debt-Based Paper Economy Crumbling: “Manufacturing Cities In Advanced State of Decay”

You might be thinking that government jobs are “good jobs”, but the truth is that they don’t produce wealth. Government employees are really good at pushing paper around and telling other people what to do, but in most instances they don’t actually make anything. In order to have a sustainable economy, you have got to have people creating and producing things of value. A debt-based paper economy may seem to work for a while, but eventually the whole thing inevitably comes crashing down when faith in the paper is lost.

Sep 06 16:17

Campaign Claims Pollen Caused Hillary’s “Worst Coughing Fit Ever”… Despite a Clear Forecast

By now, everyone should know. Hillary is either too sick, or too evil to be trusted in another position of power, especially the highest office in the land. Clearly there is a cover-up (and much more) at work here. Strangely, despite having very “low energy” support among the actual American population, Hillary’s every flaw is covered up, blacked out or justified by the corporate media. There remains the clear suggestion that this is not an election, per se, at all, but something more like an arranged marriage between a tyrant and a population that has lost to the levers of control. Hillary isn’t the only one who needs a doctor; the country is in desperate need of care, but the only provider in the area is under Obamacare.

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Sep 06 15:50

Mainstream Media Turns Against Hillary

Hillary Clinton is starting to lose support from the mainstream media as her numerous scandals and health issues grow too big to conceal. Several mainstream articles published on Tuesday followed the same trend: Hillary is losing ground against Trump and may very well lose the election, which is an unusual admission from pro-Hillary media.

Sep 06 15:47

Moral idiocy in the halls of power

Lawrence Davidson explains the absence of civilised behaviour in postwar international relations through the psychological concept of moral idiocy – the “inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them”.

Sep 06 15:41

EmailGate and the Mystery of the Missing GAMMA

Last week’s Federal Bureau of Investigation release of materials relating to their investigation of Hillary Clinton has reignited the political firestorm surrounding EmailGate. How the Democratic nominee mishandled her emails while she was secretary of state is again front-page news, which is bad news for Hillary. Particularly because the FBI’s data dump demonstrates clearly that Clinton is either dumb or dishonest—and perhaps both.

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Sep 06 15:30

Three Blind Mice Now Two Blind Mice, See How They Run — Homeowner Defends His Property From Three Burglars

Three burglars were confronted by a business owner who discovered them loading one of his air compressors onto the back of their truck. When he confronted them, one of the burglars advanced towards him and the owner shot him in the chest and legs. The other two fled the scene immediately.

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Sep 06 15:23

Emails Suggest Clinton Rigged Benghazi Hearing Questions…

Newly released emails suggest a senior Hillary Clinton aide stage-managed her first hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack by feeding specific topics Clinton wanted to address to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

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Sep 06 15:21

TRUMP: Fed created ‘false economy’…

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has previously accused the Federal Reserve of keeping interest rates low to help President Barack Obama, said on Monday that the U.S. central bank has created a "false economy" and that interest rates should change.

Sep 06 15:06

CHICAGOLAND LOGS 500TH HOMICIDE…

"It's not a police issue, it's a society issue," Johnson told reporters outside police headquarters after a long weekend that saw 65 people shot, 13 of them fatally. -- "Impoverished neighborhoods, people without hope do these kinds of things," he said. "You show me a man that doesn't have hope, I'll show you one that's willing to pick up a gun and do anything with it. (BUT.... BUT.... GUN CONTROL!!! Where did the bad guy get it from!?)

Sep 06 15:02

WASH POST: ENOUGH COVERAGE! Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?

The Washington Post wants to STOP talking about this, so you MUST! I say send THIS ARTICLE (an entire compilation of her hacking in 2016) to all your friends!

Sep 06 15:00

Man Allegedly Added Hydrochloric Acid To Lubricant Dispenser In Sydney Gay Club

A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly putting hydrochloric acid inside what is understood to be a lubricant dispenser at a gay club in Sydney’s north-west.

Police said the 62-year-old man went into the Bridge Street premises in Rydalmere on Saturday, filling a dispenser inside a room with the highly corrosive acid.

Sep 06 14:52

'World Watching' as Tribal Members Put Bodies in Path of Dakota Pipeline

“I am here to protect the water for the children…and to protect our ways of life,” said Iyuskin American Horse of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, who was arrested Wednesday.

United Nations official echoes call for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to have say with regard to $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

Sep 06 14:52

Hacking Hillary: A complete timeline of 2016 coughing fits

Hillary Clinton goes through public coughing fits more than maybe any other politician in modern history. Below, we have created a timeline of every one of Clinton’s coughing fits this year.

Sep 06 14:47

How To Solve the Immigration Problem — Not one welfare penny for any immigrant, ever, says Ron Paul.

How to tackle the real immigration problem? Eliminate incentives for those who would come here to live off the rest of us, and make it easier and more rational for those who wish to come here legally to contribute to our economy. No walls, no government databases, no biometric national ID cards. But not a penny in welfare for immigrants. It’s really that simple. Good Point...

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Sep 06 11:02

40,000 Students In Limbo, 8,000 Employees Fired As ITT Suddenly Shuts Down

The long-running tragic saga of ITT Education Services, which was established nearly 50 ago and operates the ITT Technical Institutes for-profit college chain, finally came to a end this morning with both a bang and a whimper, when it announced that it is shutting down effective immediately, leaving the fate of 40,000 students currently enrolled in limbo, and some 8,000 workers without a job.

The company said the closure is due to an investigation and sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.

"It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service," the company stated Tuesday. "Effective today, the company has eliminated the positions of the overwhelming majority of our more than 8,000 employees."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really feel for these students; this has got to be a nightmare moment for many of them.

Sep 06 10:51

Trump Campaign: FBI Should Release More Records on Clinton’s Email Investigation

Donald Trump’s campaign is calling for the FBI to release additional records on its interview with Hillary Clinton and the investigation into her use of a private, personal email server during her time as secretary of state.
The Trump campaign press release on Monday states that the FBI’s redacted interview notes, which were released late on Friday before the Labor Day weekend, raise questions on whether or not Clinton’s emails, which were under subpoena, had been intentionally destroyed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Campaign Trump is absolutely correct to ask this question; unfortunately, that may only happen when pigs fly.

Sep 06 10:47

Clinton Campaign Dogpiles NBC Reporter for Covering Hillary’s Coughing Attack

A member of the Clinton campaign ganged up on an NBC reporter after he wrote about Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing coughing attack in Cleveland Monday, joining left-wing bloggers and a former White House speechwriter to shame his writeup of a public event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, telling the truth, about Clinton having had a coughing fit in Cleveland, is now completely criminalized by the Clinton Campaign?!?

Although, with this group of sociopaths, it always has been this way; it's just more transparent now, as Hillary gets caught in lie after lie after lie.

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Sep 06 10:42

Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors, by Mark Greenblatt

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has the power to force the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative to publicly disclose the names of foreign governments and the millions they donate each year to the charities but he’s not doing it, a Scripps News investigation has found.

Schneiderman’s failure to require compliance with New York law and written instructions from his own office keeps the public in the dark about whether the foreign governments that gave money to the Clinton charities also had special access to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state, experts in private foundation law say. New York state has long required more transparency from non-profits operating within its borders than many other regulators.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has just demonstrated that he is less than useless in the alleged pursuit of criminals; but offering attractive perks is part of how the Clinton Cartel gets away with what it gets away with (along with character assassinations coupled with covered-up real assassinations).

He had his price; it got met. Any questions?!?

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Sep 06 10:35

Clinton Camp Cuts Off Press When Asked About Poll Showing Her Trailing Trump

Tuesday on her campaign plane, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri cut off a reporter asking about a CNN national poll showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leading her 45 percent to 43 percent.

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Typical.

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Sep 06 10:25

Landmark Study Shows Some British Hospitals Where Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo -- not by Cancer

Patients should be warned about the dangers of chemotherapy after research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals.
For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer.

Sep 06 10:25

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Nothing to Do With the Military: The military doesn’t “give” us the right to protest. The Constitution does

Last night, joined by his teammate Eric Reid, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in continuation of his protest against police violence.
His effort to shine a light on our broken system was met with boos from the San Diego crowd at a game that had been long advertised as “military appreciation night.” The fans registered their disapproval, despite the fact that Kaepernick’s protest has nothing to do with the military.

Sep 06 10:18

The US is Sabotaging Venezuela’s Economy with a View to Triggering “Regime Change”

Now, President President Nicolas Maduro has extended a state of emergency in the country for another 60 days and accused Washington of plotting against him, as US intelligence has claimed the country is heading for meltdown.

The article would also claim:

An economic state of emergency has been in force in Venezuela since January, including rationing of food and other goods. The country is facing economic [crisis] largely because of the crash in oil prices.

The paper also admits:

…observers of the region point out that the US has a long history of seeking to interfere in the politics of Venezuela, as well as elsewhere in Latin America.

In addition to supporting those who ousted Mr Chavez in 2002, the US poured hundreds of thousands of dollars to his opponents via the so-called National Endowment for Democracy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on 6 March, 2016, at presstv.com:

US President Barack Obama has renewed an executive order that declares Venezuela a threat to the US, extending sanctions against the South American country for one more year. In renewing the measure, Obama said on Thursday that the situation in Venezuela constituted an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" and that he was declaring a "national emergency" to counter that threat. The Obama administration first issued the executive order against Venezuela in March of last year, which provoked a storm of controversy inside the country and a backlash throughout Latin America. Following last year’s decree, Obama ordered sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials, whose economy has been battered by the steep drop in global oil prices. Venezuela has condemned the measure as a sign of Washington’s perpetual hostility towards the Latin American nation. The National Emergencies Act is a tool American presidents possess that allows them to impose sanctions on a country under certain circumstances that go beyond what Congress has approved. The executive order also authorizes the US Treasury Department to impose additional sanctions on those found to have committed either "actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions" or rights violations against persons involved in anti-government protests, the White House said.

Would someone please take a moment to explain to me the ways in which Venezuela could possibly qualify as a "threat" against the United States, with a staggeringly bad economy, and their standard of living on an horrendous downhill slide?!?

This is pure madness, but an engineered madness, calculated to push the government of Venezuela over the edge, so that a more US-centric government can be anointed and installed.

Sep 06 10:08

Measles Vaccines Kill More People than Measles, CDC Data Proves

First published by Natural News and Global Research in February 2015

Parents concerned about their vaccinated children potentially contracting measles from unvaccinated children may want to consider the fact that the bigger health threat is technically the vaccine, not the disease itself. Comparative data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reveal that nobody has died from measles in more than 10 years, while at least 108 deaths reported in VAERS during the same time frame have been linked to measles vaccines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I prefer my science fact-based, thank you very much.

Sep 06 10:03

'Is That Not Genocide?' Pipeline Co. Bulldozing Burial Sites Prompts Emergency Motion

In a last ditch attempt to protect burial and prayer sites, North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux late Sunday filed for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say has already caused "irreparable harm" to the sacred plots.

"On Saturday, Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners brazenly used bulldozers to destroy our burial sites, prayer sites and culturally significant artifacts," said tribal chairman David Archambault II in a press statement.

"They did this on a holiday weekend, one day after we filed court papers identifying these sacred sites," Archambault added. "The desecration of these ancient places has already caused the Standing Rock Sioux irreparable harm. We're asking the court to halt this path of destruction."

The emergency motion came after security forces hired by the pipeline company attacked Indigenous demonstrators with dogs and pepper spray on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Routinely marginalizing and throwing indigenous Americans under the proverbial bus for profit is nothing new in this country.

However, if these protests grow and spread (and there seems to be no sign of Standing Rock Nation slowing down on this), I have to wonder just when, from a standpoint of scheduling, Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners are going to instruct their thugs to terminate Standing Rock Sioux with extreme prejudice.

And if such a case ever goes to trial (and I would seriously doubt that it would), the narrative from the part of the security company, DAP, and ETP will be that "The Souix started this" and "we were afraid for their lives".

After all, Homeland Security has already cut water to their tribal area:

Homeland Security Cuts Water Supply To Native Tribes Protesting Pipeline

Congratulations, Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson: you must feel absolutely triumphant about that move!

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Sep 06 09:32

Oops! FEMA Emergency Alert System “Wrongly Orders Evacuation” Of Congested, Isolated Long Island

A false alarm issued by incompetents manning the FEMA alert system nearly panicked millions of people into fleeing Long Island – with nearly 2 million residents and an already clogged with traffic system.

Federal officials in New York are investigating an emergency alert system after a mistakenly truncated message about storm system Hermine wrongly advised TV watchers on Long Island of an ordered evacuation, authorities said Sunday.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 06 09:26

Good Samaritans Rescue 26 People from Sinking Boat

Good Samaritans helped rescue 21 passengers and five crew members from a sinking fishing boat that crashed into rocks early Saturday morning near the coast of San Diego.

Sep 06 09:26

Virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury

Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury.

Sep 06 09:24

India to replace some pellet guns with chilli-filled shells in Kashmir

Indian security forces will use shells full of a chilli compound as an alternative to shotgun pellets, to control crowds in Kashmir, the interior minister said on Monday, after widespread use of the weapons wounded thousands and inflamed public anger.

More than 3,800 people have been wounded and one killed by shotgun pellets since protests against Indian rule erupted in the disputed territory in early July, with more than 100 left partially or fully blinded, official figures show.

Doctors say most cases go unreported, and critics want the government to use less harmful ammunition.

"The committee has given its suggestions and the alternative of the non-lethal weapon has been suggested as PAVA shells," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters as he led an all-party delegation to Srinagar, the summer capital of India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Home Minister Rajnath Singh: sir, forgive me, but you are missing the point entirely.

You have a restive population in Kashmir which has been promised an opportunity for a referendum on its status for decades, which the Indian government has never allowed to go forward.

IF India continues on this path of repression, and does not honor the principal of peaceful self-determination by allowing the Kashmiri people to choose their own fate, you may well have a civil war on your hands, and that could get ugly, and very quickly.

Such a civil war, when you have the logical, peaceful tools through which to avert it, would be an horrific, moral stain on one of the most diverse democracies on this planet.

Please tell me you don't want that, won't you?!?

Sep 06 09:12

Phyllis Schlafly, Conservative Leader and Foe of ERA, Dies at 92

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, best known for being the voice of opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed by her son John, who said she died of cancer at her home in St. Louis.

According to The Associated Press, Schlafly's self-published book, A Choice Not an Echo, brought her into the national spotlight in 1964. The news service reports the book, which sold 3 million copies, became a manifesto for many conservatives and boosted Sen. Barry Goldwater's bid for the 1964 GOP presidential nomination.

Sep 06 09:04

UK journo: Syrian kidnapper who shot me twice is now a CIA-vetted “moderate”

Still more proof that the Obama administration can’t distinguish “moderates” from “extremists.” And how could it possibly do so, when it refuses even to admit the existence of the ideology of Islamic jihad?

UK journo: Syrian kidnapper who shot me twice is now a CIA-vetted “moderate”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 11:20 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER 18 COMMENTS

Still more proof that the Obama administration can’t distinguish “moderates” from “extremists.” And how could it possibly do so, when it refuses even to admit the existence of the ideology of Islamic jihad?

Anthony Loyd

“British Journo: Syrian Kidnapper Who Shot Me Twice Is Now a CIA-Vetted ‘Moderate,'” by Patrick Poole, PJ Media, September 3, 2016:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

So THESE are the people the US government, the CIA and military are backing in Syria, with your tax dollars, and in your name?!?


Heaven help this country!!

Sep 06 09:02

Islamic State bans burka in northern Iraq after veiled woman kills 2 jihadists

In a seeming U-turn, the Islamic State (Isis) has reportedly banned women wearing the burka in northern Iraq after claiming that its fighters have been targeted by a veiled female. The hard-line faction has previously beaten and killed women for not wearing a veil covering their face and hair in public.

Sep 06 09:01

A revolutionary drug that melts away cancer in some stage four patients has been given fast-track approval in the United States.

A revolutionary drug that melts away cancer in some stage four patients has been given fast-track approval in the United States.

Melbourne-developed Venetoclax is one of a new generation of targeted drugs which attack specific cancer-causing biological factors like cell-structure mutations.

Sep 06 08:54

Obama Threatens Cyber War on Russia Turning G20 Summit Into a Political Event

President Barack Obama took a hardline during discussions with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit parroting the theory of Hillary and the Democrats that Moscow has nothing better to do than intervene in America’s election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive me, but I must ask: was there any world leader at the G-20 who you FAILED to insult?!?

This ill-timed, petulant challenge to Putin is NOT going to gain you any cooperation whatsoever on those issues where the US and Russian governments desperately need to be working together.

And sir, in making that statement "And frankly, we’ve got more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively.", it is apparent that I need to politely remind you of the following, just in case you are suffering from SMD (selective memory disorder):

RUSSIANS DISABLE U.S. GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER

Russian Jamming System Blocks All NATO Electronics Inside Bubble 600 Km in Diameter over Syria

Pentagon: Russia, China Closing Tech Gap In Conventional, Asymmetric Warfare

US Worried That Military Advantage Over Russia, China Getting Ever Smaller

US worried that Military Advantage over Russia and China are getting even Smaller

The last two articles were written this year, sir.

So, Mr. President, if, in fact, these incidents happened (which they did, under your watch, sir), and the US military is getting very worried about losing any kind of electronics and weaponry superiority against Russia and China, (which they are, under your watch), who, sir, is to blame for the US's sorry state of military weaponry and electronics?!?

You are, sir, as our Commander in Chief; and no amount of petulant dissing of a very significant world leader, Russian President Putin, will change this in any way.

Sep 06 08:44

Police Chief In Office During Dallas Shootings To Retire

Dallas Police Chief David Brown will soon retire. The 33-year force veteran did not give any reasons, but had been in talks with the city about retirement prior to the July 7 shooting that left five officers dead.

Following a difficult summer, Police Chief David Brown announced on Thursday that his last day on the force will be October 22, after serving as police chief since 2010. Brown oversaw the Dallas Police Department through the July 7 attack on law enforcement that left five officers dead and eight people injured.

Sep 06 08:19

Trump Takes Lead Over Hillary 45-43 in CNN/ORC Poll, 20 Point Lead With Independents, 17+ Point Enthusiasm Gap

Donald Trump has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in the latest CNN/ORC poll.

Trump is at 45% to Clinton's 43% and he's leading among independents by 20%. He also has high voter enthusiasm while Clinton's is garbage.

Sep 06 08:14

Obama: 'Gaps of trust' preventing Syria cease-fire

President Obama said Monday that negotiations between the United States and Russia to reach a peace deal in Syria are hampered by "gaps of trust."

"We haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work," Obama said after he met for 90 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Typically the tone of our meetings is candid, blunt, businesslike. This was no different."

Obama, speaking at a news conference in Hangzhou, China, at the end of the Group of 20 economic summit, said the two leaders failed to make a breakthrough for a cease-fire in the 5-year-old Syrian conflict. Obama said he instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to continue meeting with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, to work toward an agreement in the coming days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

His Duplicitousness, President Obama, calls the inability to reach an understand about a peace deal in Syria the result of "gaps of trust", when the real reason for this problem is not this at all.

The Obama Administration's agenda is regime change in Syria, ASAP, and by any means necessary.

This is why the US has continued to fund, equip, and train the alleged "moderate rebels" (of which there are none).

The Russian Government's agenda is to stabilize the Syrian government, and get rid of all jihadists, no matter if they are US funded, sponsored, and equipped or not.

Russia is in Syria at the request of the Al-Assad government: the US government has not been invited.

The Russia military has done a pretty good job of getting rid of a large swath of rebels.

The big question, now that Turkey is cooperating with Russia, just where that is going to go from here, and what is the US going to do with the Kurds, now that they appear to have "outlived their usefulness" for the American government?!?

Sep 06 07:33

THE HOPE AND CHANGE CON?

Consider Obama’s record on human rights: one of the first steps he took upon getting into office was to backtrack on his own fervent vows to investigate and stop CIA torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. Over 100 detainees had died in US custody, several in truly horrific circumstances. For instance, Gul Rahman was beaten, stripped, shackled to a wall at very low temperatures where he froze to death. Manadel al-Jamadi was beaten, shackled, and with five broken ribs, couldn’t breathe and died. An investigating army general concluded there was “no doubt” war crimes had been committed — the real question was would there be an accounting?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At every turn, and by every possible metric, President Obama has been an epic failure as our President.

I feel very frustrated by a political process which rarely gives the American people the best and the brightest choices.

Our elections are most generally a complete sham, electronically hacked, and a Kabuki-like exercise in the illusion of choice.

Because at the end of the day, we choose those candidates best vetted by the corporations to make sure their profits will continue to expand; We, the People, have become nearly completely expendable and irrelevant to this process.

This November's election, however, is critical to the future of this country.

There are things which are offsetting about Donald Trump, and yes, sometimes, he does behave a bit like a blunt instrument. Do I like everything he says? No. But do I think he offers the American people a choice of something which is NOT "business as Usual", which translates into politicians lining their pockets with corporate cash, and being completely tone-deaf to the real needs and concerns of We the People?!? Absolutely.

However, that being said, I encourage people to think about what a Clinton presidency will bring to our nation's future; more horrific corruption; more "pay to play" favors for foreign nations; more lies; more wars; more offshoring and outsourcing of American jobs; possible conscription; and a nation mired in poverty and inequality.

Oh, and BTW, did I happen to mention that every North African and Middle Eastern Country which donated to the Clinton Foundation, without exception, chemically castrates, jails, or executes its LGBTQ community, and permits the female genital mutilation of their women?!?

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

And all you Clintonistas out there, don't you dare tell me she "didn't know"; If I was able to do the research here, and make the correlations, why couldn't some hired researcher have come to the same conclusions I did, and tell her that there could be problems down the road from accepting this money from these countries, because somebody was going to discover this, and it could be a major headache for her campaign?!?

So, let's go to the second premise: she knew full well about these abuses, but took the money anyway.

How can one claim to be pro-LGBTQ and pro-women, and do this, knowing these abuses in these countries continued, unabated, and still accept their money at the Clinton Foundation?!?

The short answer is, Hillary Clinton has utterly no moral center: it is all about power, wealth, and using that power and wealth to amass more.

That's it, folks; Hillary Clinton is just one more empty, very expensive talking suit, ravenously glutenous for more power, more wealth, and more corruption.

Sep 06 07:31

Potential Military Coup In Mexico?

Military convoys are also being reported moving through several major cities and civilian traffic is being blocked outside major airports.

Recently, Mexico’s President met with Donald Trump and there’s been massive controversy over it there since. A few disgruntled generals maybe behind this. It could just be a warning to the president or maybe something more.

Sep 06 07:30

The DEA And The Assassination Of Common Sense

this quote from one of many articles I’ve been reading about the plant medicine called kratom: “A patient requiring constant medication is, from a business standpoint, preferable to people getting pain relief from a plant.” The list of things we can’t do according to the law is getting longer and longer….

Sep 06 07:06

THE NSA’S BRITISH BASE AT THE HEART OF U.S. TARGETED KILLING

For years, journalists and researchers have speculated about what really goes on inside Menwith Hill, while human rights groups and some politicians have campaigned for more transparency about its activities. Yet the British government has steadfastly refused to comment, citing a longstanding policy not to discuss matters related to national security.

Now, however, top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept offer an unprecedented glimpse behind Menwith Hill’s razor wire fence. The files reveal for the first time how the NSA has used the British base to aid “a significant number of capture-kill operations” across the Middle East and North Africa, fueled by powerful eavesdropping technology that can harvest data from more than 300 million emails and phone calls a day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) These extrajudicial assassinations have absolutely no place whatsoever in the basis of American law. And in President Obama's having so favored this technique, seeming to move this country away from due process internationally (which is at the heart and core of American jurisprudence), I have to wonder just how soon the US government and judicial system will move away from due process here at home.

I think this a fair, and legitimate, question.

What these assassinations seem to be very good at accomplishing, however, is encouraging more jihad, because they kill not only the target, but potentially the target's mom, kids, and fragile elderly uncles.

Perhaps this is the real point of extrajudicial assassinations; creating a state of perpetual war, which causes the military industrial complex to thrive.

Unfortunately, this is what our country has become; a fiscally bankrupt, geopolitical monster, hungry for the blood of foreign wars which brings obscene wealth to the warmongers and weapons makers.

I used to think I understood this country; not any more.

Sep 06 07:01

CNN National Poll: Donald Trump Now Leads Hillary Clinton by 2 Points

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton start the race to November 8 on essentially even ground, with Trump edging Clinton by a scant two points among likely voters, and the contest sparking sharp divisions along demographic lines in a new CNN/ORC Poll.

Trump tops Clinton 45% to 43% in the new survey, with Libertarian Gary Johnson standing at 7% among likely voters in this poll and the Green Party's Jill Stein at just 2%.

Sep 06 06:56

AUSTRALIA’S PRIME MINISTER, AN EX-GOLDMAN SACHS BANKER, WARNS G20 TO “CIVILIZE CAPITALISM”

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies have been warned that they must “civilize capitalism” as they seek to revive economic growth and address growing public scepticism about the benefits of free trade and globalisation.

Officials present during closed-door sessions said US president Barack Obama, UK prime minister Theresa May and her Australian and Canadian counterparts emphasised the need to placate public discontent. According to the officials, Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, warned his peers of the need to “civilize capitalism”.

One G20 official said there was a high “degree of awareness” among heads of government that globalisation could be thrown into reverse. “It has taken the rise of populists across the world for them to realise this,” he said. “If we do not address the issue of fairness, [it] could endanger the global economy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Malcolm Turnbull: you cannot "civilize" globalization, because at the end of the day, the millions of people who are disenfranchised will ultimately revolt against a system which insures they are marginalized, working at slave labour wages, and without the true benefits of a fully participatory society.

As we say in our colloquial American English, the deck, sir, is stacked in your and your colleagues' direction; and ultimately, that has to stop, or there will most likely be a world-wide revolution against a system so blatantly and transparently unfair to ordinary working people.

Sep 06 06:50

ANOTHER VACCINE “BOMBSHELL” GLYPHOSATE – THINK MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP – CONFIRMED IN MOST VACCINES

Research scientist Anthony Samsel has confirmed that glyphosate, a key active chemical in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup®, has been found in most vaccines! In this video, we hear Dr Samsel reciting his findings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Sep 06 05:19

'Tolerant' Leftists Celebrate Phyllis Schlafly's Death on Twitter

Tolerance is the highest virtue, unless someone's a Republican, in which case they deserve to die.

Sep 06 05:18

France: Antifa Writer Attacked by Muslims, Called A 'Filthy White'

An "anti-fascist" got a taste of his own enriching medicine after a group of Muslims brutally attacked him and his son because he wrote a bestselling fiction book featuring Muslim drug dealers as characters.

Sep 06 05:16

Hillary Goes Into ANOTHER Coughing Fit on Plane, Scurries Away From Press, Handler Resurfaces

Hillary Clinton ditched the press in the middle of a statement after suffering from another large coughing fit aboard her new plane.

Sep 06 05:15

Google Gives Random Site Top Search Result For 'Jihad,' Says It's 'A Misunderstood Concept'

Free Speech Defense and Jihad Watch have accused Google of skewing their search results to promote a post from the Islamic Supreme Council defending Jihad as a "misunderstood concept" when searching for "jihad."

Sep 06 04:16

Phyllis Schlafly, a Conservative Activist, Has Died at Age 92

Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist, lawyer and author who is credited with almost single-handedly stopping the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and who helped move the Republican Party toward the right on family and religious issues, died Monday at her home in St. Louis. She was 92.

Sep 06 01:57

Coffee with Scott Adams and Why Trump Doesn’t Scare Him

This could also be a video-companion for Scott’s blog post, today: Why Trump Doesn’t Scare Me.

Sep 06 00:56

GETTING WORSE: CLINTON COUGH VIOLENTLY RETURNS HEALTH STATUS UP IN THE AIR

Hillary Clinton struggled to fight back a coughing fit while campaigning in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday.

Sep 05 21:23

Fact-Check — Top 20 Lies in Hillary’s ‘Alt-Right’ Speech

In his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!, Andrew recalled how he warned the Tea Party what lay ahead for them: “I said that they’d be labeled racists and hate mongers and violent criminals, that they’d be depicted as the dregs of society, people to be excluded from dinner parties because of their made-up closet KKK status. They were about to be targeted.”

Andrew added:

“They need to marginalize and demonize those that would stand up to their hardball, toxic, and antidemocratic tactics … But it won’t work. Given a fair hearing, given just the slightest exposure — and the American people will rise to the occasion. They see these tactics for what they are.”

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Sep 05 18:40

Brutal legacy of the Vietnam War: US bombs are still littering the fields and homes of Laos four decades after the conflict as Obama becomes the first President to visit

As Barack Obama becomes the first president to visit the country, he is expected to announce more funding to help clear leftover US bombs and conduct Laos' first national survey on unexploded ordnance.

During the Vietnam War, the US dropped more than 270 million bombs in Laos.

The bombings were part of a CIA-run, secret operation aimed at destroying the North Vietnamese supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh trail and wiping out its communist allies.

They also left a trail of devastation in the country, which US planes used as a dumping ground for bombs when their original target was unavailable and planes could not land with explosives.

Sep 05 17:05

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Obama 'Son of a Whore'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a "son of a whore" on Monday as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos.

Sep 05 16:58

September 11 and the Niggerization of a Nation. Part I

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The 9/11 so-called “official” story in less than five minutes from Jim Corbett (~3 million views):
https://youtu.be/yuC_4mGTs98

According to legend, folklore, and the 9/11 Commission Report, on the beautiful morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 19 Muslim kamikazes commandeered four jumbo jets and flew them into the iconic WTC twin towers and the Pentagon. Later that day, WTC 7, a 47 story tall building, collapsed like an accordion due to scattered office fires and falling debris. The fourth plane was stopped from reaching its target, possibly the White House, by heroic American passengers who yelled, “Let’s roll.”

Sep 05 14:19

No second referendum on Brexit, says newly-appointed minister

UK Brexit secretary David Davis says there will be no second referendum and that Britain will leave the European Union as planned.

“There will be no attempt to stay in the EU by the back door. No attempt to delay, frustrate or thwart the will of the British people. No attempt to engineer a second referendum because some people didn’t like the first answer,” he told UK MPs on Monday.

“Both sides of the argument must respect the result,” said Davis, who was addressing the parliament for the first time since he was appointed on July 13.

Sep 05 13:05

Dr. Drew Asked To Retract Hillary Health Comments - Received "Scary, Creepy" Phone Calls

Eight days after Board-certified medicine specialist and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky expressed his grave concern over Hillary Clinton’s health and the healthcare she was receiving, his popular show on HLN, the sister channel of CNN, was cancelled.

Appearing on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning, Pinsky said he and his colleague Dr. Robert Huizenga became “gravely concerned……not just about her health but her health care” after analyzing what medical records on Hillary had been released.

Pinsky pointed out that after Clinton fainted and fell in late 2012, she suffered from a “transverse sinus thrombosis,” an “exceedingly rare clot” that “virtually guarantees somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system.”

According to sources close to Pinsky, the medicine specialist had been asked to retract his statements on the democratic nominee’s health and also received a series of nasty phone calls and e-mails over the his comments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Dr. Drew: this is precisely how the Clinton Cartel operates.

Right after Mike and I got married, word came out of DC that Vince Foster, an attorney for the Clintons, has just "committed suicide."

At the time, Mike had an image cap function on his editing bay at home, and printed out the picture of the dead body. As someone whose job was knowing what looks real in film, he immediately noticed what was wrong with the picture, in terms of it being a purported suicide.

He took the image with him to work the next day, and at lunch, was pointing out everything to his co-workers that seemed to be out of whack with what the image was supposed to represent, a suicide; some CNN personnel, who rented space in the same building, were listening, very carefully to what Mike had said.

Within 24 hours, he was fired from his job, and the death threats started coming to our home via phone.

But not only was Mike fired; every single computer animation studio within driving distance in Greater Los Angeles was ordered not to hire him, and that everything on his demo reel was an absolute and complete fake, stolen from other artists.

Fortunately, I was working at the time, and Mike got occasional gigs out of the country, so we were able to keep things together.

But at the end of the day, with the pressures of Mike not being allowed to work in the industry he helped create, coupled with the death threats, we made the decision to leave LA.

We exited quietly, and not even my closest family knew, for some time, that we had relocated to Washington State.

That Christmas, I called my brother and sister in law, and their two daughters and their mom were singing "Silent Night" in harmony over the phone; I was choking down tears, listening, because this was the first Christmas I couldn't be with my family in 20 years because of the threats and having had to move, and just kind of disappear for a while.

Mike ultimately got his film career back, working for a Japanese company here on Oahu which produced the first all computer-animated film.

So, do I have, perhaps, a legitimate reason for outrage at the Clintons, because Mike's honest questions about the state of Foster's body jarringly not matching the government's "official narrative", and that caused them launched a vendetta intended to destroy us, emotionally and economically?!?

One could say, yes.

But now the question is, as a Christian pacifist activist, what am I going to do about it?!?

I am going to use calm logic between now and the end of the Presidential campaign, and in the most logical and peaceful ways possible, I am working to document that this woman is owned by the Narcopracy, Wall Street, the bankers and the military/industrial complex.

As documented by her FBI testimony, she is "recklessly careless; as testified to by Huma Abedin, she is "frequently confused", and in her FBI testimony, responded " I cannot recall" 26 times.

Clinton Told FBI She Couldn’t Recall Key Details 26 Times

What has happened to us, and to Dr. Drew, is standard operating procedure for a Narcopracy (i.e., a drug cartel-funded government), where the truth of any situation is at odds with the official narrative, and the careers of the people telling the truth, are destroyed as thoroughly as possible.

And then, there is the Clinton Dead Bodies list. What presidential candidate (other than Bill Clinton) has a dead bodies list attached to them?!?

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

I am not after retribution here; I am for stopping one of the most dangerous political dynasties in this country from retaking the Oval Office, which will be an complete, unmitigated disaster for We the People.

Sep 05 11:57

DEA Plays Dumb After Eviscerating Criticism Of Kratom Ban: Kratom March Is September 13

The DEA extended its authority far past what this weary public will tolerate. Trying to ban kratom is a futile death knell of the drug war, futile if only we continue standing up and flexing our rights. Public outcry, an unrelenting bombardment of opposition is here to…

Sep 05 11:50

Trump’s Labor Day Message As Unemployment Nears 25%: “The American Worker Is Getting Crushed” by Mac Slavo

Watch Donald Trump’s Labor Day message to Americans:

The American worker built the foundation for the country we love and have today. But the American worker is getting crushed.

Bad trade deals like NAFTA and TPP… such high and inexcusable taxes and fees on small businesses that employ so many good people.

This Labor Day let’s honor our American workers – the men and women who proudly keep America working. They are the absolute best anywhere in the world. There’s nobody like them.

I’m ready to make America work again and to make America great again. That’s what we’re going to do on November 8th.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those huge trade deals, like NAFTA and (potentially) TPP, are only great if you are already one of the one percenters!

Sep 05 11:46

The Greater Depression - Part 1

The corporate mainstream media faux journalists scorn and ridicule anyone who makes the case we are currently in the midst of another Great Depression. They are paid to peddle a recovery narrative to keep the masses ignorant, sedated, and distracted by latest adventures of Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians. An impartial assessment of the facts reveals today’s Depression to be every bit as dreadful for the average American as it was in the 1930’s.

Sep 05 11:37

Abe "Strongly Protests" After North Korean Ballistic Missile Launch Into Japan's Air Defense Zone

Just a month after Japan ordered its military to a "state of alert," and as world leaders gather in China for the G-20 summit, AP reports that North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Abe "strongly condemned" the actions, as the missiles fell into Japan's air defense zone, declaring the launch a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

As AP reports, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the three missiles, launched from the western North Korean town of Hwangju, flew across the country before splashing in the waters off its east coast, but officials did not describe the range of the missiles.

Before the firing, on Monday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticized the North for what she called provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing ties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kim Jung-Un is using some nasty brinkmanship in his attempt to get the world's attention, and it could - literally - blow up in his face, resulting in an invasion by South Korea and the US, perhaps supported militarily by Japan.

I don't know what his advisors are telling him, or what he is thinking, to be doing this at this time.

I would like to hope that if China still holds any influence whatsoever over this guy, that Chinese diplomats quietly tell him that they do not want a military confrontation with Japan, the US and South Korea at this time, and to stop these bombing runs.

Sep 05 11:26

Hillary Is Either A Liar Or She's Grossly Incompetent: "There Is No Other Interpretation Possible"

Finally there is evidence in the record that her server was deliberately wiped after a subpoena was served on everyone involved in the server’s maintenance and creation by the US House, including Hillary and her contracted firm. Once you are in possession of such a legal document you have a lawful duty to be “hands off” in terms of any act that might modify any portion of that which is being sought. Tampering with same, whether that’s ordering someone to do it or doing it yourself, is nearly always a criminal offense in the form of either obstruction of justice, evidence tampering or both.

Sep 05 11:17

US-Trained Special Ops Fighter Is The Islamic State's New Top Commander In Iraq

Just days after the news hit that ISIS' main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State's most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over who had taken him out), the power vacuum that formed at the top of the Islamic State has been promptly filled, after former Tajik Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov became the top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq, after defecting last year and swearing jihad against the West.

Khalimov is set to take the position vacated by Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who was killed in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. in early July and whom the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What aspiring jihadist in training WOULD'T love to be trained by the Americans, in their tactics and intelligence, to ultimately use that knowledge against the US?!?

I am reminded of one of those great one-liners by the wonderful American Comedian, Ron White: "You can't fix stupid."

And in this constant training of alleged "pro-US, moderate" jihadists who ultimately turn against the US, it is painfully clear to me that US foreign policy in this area has been more stupid than a rock.

(I am going to get texts and emails from angry rocks on this one!!)

Sep 05 11:16

What Melania Trump’s Lawsuit Against Webster Tarpley Means for Alternative Media

As reported last week the wife of Donald Trump has initiated a lawsuit against author, blogger, and radio talk show host Webster Tarpley and the British newspaper the Daily Mail. A $75,000 defamation suit was filed after Tarpley and the Mail posted a story claiming Melania Trump worked for an escort service prior to marrying the billionaire presidential candidate. Trump claims the story references “unfounded rumors and innuendo.”

Sep 05 11:10

Tensions Rise As French Citizens Blockade Calais Port Calling For "Demolition" Of Migrant "Jungle" Camp

French farmers, truckers and police have all united in a major protest in Calais, France calling on President Hollande to announce specific plans for the demolition of the "Jungle" camp which houses around 7,000-9,000 refugees primarily from Northern Africa and the Middle East. Farmers and truckers have parked their trucks and tractors on major freeways effectively creating a blockade of the Calais port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However this goes down, it will NOT go down well for President Hollande.

Sep 05 11:08

As Merkel Support Slumps, Benefit-Claiming Refugees Soar 169%

Following her humiliating loss in German state elections on Sunday, coming in third place to the anti-immigration, eurosceptic AfD party in her own home state, Chancellor Angela Merkel's support may well decline further. As Reuters reports, the number of migrants claiming German welfare benefits soared by 169 percent last year, data showed on Monday, a figure likely to further boost anti-immigrant groups such as AfD.

It appears the German electorate is none too pleased with Merkel's immigration policy... (as MishTalk's Mike Shedlock explains)

Merkel came in third place, to the anti-immigration, eurosceptic AfD party in her own home state in statewide elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To say that the German people are none to happy with Merkel's immigration policy is like saying the Titanic hit a bit of ice!!

Sep 05 11:06

"Who Is He To Confront Me?" - Philippines President Unloads On "Son Of A Bitch" Barack Obama

What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the US president not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when the two presidents meet at a summit in Laos in the coming days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, there is one thing to be said for Duterte: you know precisely where he stands!!

But for Obama to even BEGIN to lecture Duterte about extrajudicial assassinations, when the US has an assembly line going for such a process internationally, under Obama's "He Needed Killin' " decree (with actually no legal precedent to stand on), smacks of hypocrisy of the highest order.

Duterte had probably better start wearing his Kevlars; the US government, after this very public humiliation, could well decide that such criticism of President Obama should result in Duterte's "neutralization".

Sep 05 11:02

FLASHBACK: US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong

Posted in regards to the elections just held in Hong Kong.

Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called “Arab Spring” began spreading chaos across the Middle East that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong.

Sep 05 10:52

The Next Escalation: Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

The Syrian conflict has been an object study in murkiness and orchestrated dissimilitude. Its prolongation signals, not so much clarity as readjustment for the next intervention, the next interference. The big powers continue to soil themselves; smaller powers hope for some look-in in a potential redrawing of the Syrian map.

Turkey’s operation was bound to overcook the new found value between Ankara and Moscow. The Jarablus operation could hardly have had the imprimatur of Moscow. There was more than a touch of irritation registered in such channels as Kommersant, which tends to take its draught from semi-official, if not official sources. “The operation in Syria, not coordinated with Moscow, threatens to complicate the process of normalization of bilateral cooperation” agreed between Turkey and Russia in St. Petersburg on August 9.[4]

Sep 05 10:47

Who Owns the Zika Virus?

First published in February 2016, this incisive article by Guillaume Kress is of extreme relevance in relation to unfolding events.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on February 1st, 2016 without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information:

This sexually-transmitted virus has been around for 69 years and is marketed by two companies: LGC Standards (headquartered in the UK) and ATCC (headquartered in the US).

And who owns the patent on the virus? The Rockefeller Foundation!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazing!

Sep 05 10:43

The Secret Ingredients in Monsanto’s Roundup That May Be Killing Human Cells

Most scientific studies on Roundup (not sponsored by Monsanto) have focused on the effects of the primary ingredient. However, a French research study published a year ago revealed that the “inert” ingredients in Roundup actually increase its toxicity, even at very low concentrations. The study was led by Gilles-Eric Seralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen who has done extensive research into GMOs and pesticides. What they discovered was alarming, to say the least. For example, one of the “inert” ingredients in Roundup is polyethoxylated tallow amine, or POEA. This is a substance derived from the fat of bovine species. It is used as a surfactant, or emulsifier. Amazingly, the USDA allows POEA in “certified organic” products, and the EPA has determined that it is environmentally safe and poses no threat to public health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for the US government still allowing this poison to continue to be used in this country is very simple; the "alleged" representatives of this country do not give a damn about the health of its citizens, but only the profitability of those companies which contribute to their political campaigns.

Companies creating GMO and GMO-related products are big contributors to the political game in the US.

Having products which can cause hormone disruption, miscarriages, or birth defects around doesn't bother these people one whit, because before they became Congressional Representatives, they all have had their conscience surgically removed.

THEY know the dangers, so they steer clear of products like this, and make sure their families do as well.

But constituents who do not have this knowledge, and suffer horrifically because of from the effects of this poison, are simply...collateral damage to politicians; not even worth mentioning, or paying attention to.

We the People have become completely irrelevant in their thinking.

Sep 05 10:33

Turkey pushes plan for establishing no-fly zone in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeated his previous call for establishing a no-fly zone in Syria, saying it would be needed to stop the flow of Syrian refugees into Turkey and other places.

Sep 05 10:28

Sadr loyalists stage strike in Iraq for new govt

Thousands of civil servants loyal to firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr went on strike on Sunday in the latest sign of escalation against the Iraqi government.

On Friday, the Shia cleric urged employees -- except for security forces -- to stage a two-day strike on Sunday to pressure Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to form a technocrat government.

He also called on Iraqis to launch a hunger strike inside mosques, shrines and churches as of Friday as a way of piling pressure on al-Abadi to replace his government.

According to Anadolu Agency reporter at the scene, employees have gathered outside government institutions waving anti-corruption banners.
“We have begun our strike in response to al-Sadr’s call,” Ibrahim Falih, one of the striking employees in the capital Baghdad, told Anadolu Agency.
“We will continue our strike until Monday in line with al-Sadr’s directions,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I have to speculate what: happens when Al Sadr supports simply oust the Al-Abadi government, through a popular uprising, and hold elections in which Al Sadr becomes the new President of Iraq?!?

What will the US government do then?!?

Massively re-invade the country, because it picked a President not of its liking?!?

And how does the American President sell THAT to the American people, after all the blood and money spent to "anoint" the Al-Abadi government, after the assassination of Saddam Hussein?!?

And please note; to the best of my knowledge, no corporate presstitutes are going any where near reporting this to the American people.

But Americans need to know what is going on here, and right now, that Obama's foreign policy in Iraq is failing utterly, and if Al-Sadr winds up taking the reins of government, it's very possibly game over for the US in Iraq.

Sep 05 10:16

Would America Really Go to War Over the South China Sea?

So then the hard question must be answered. We can imagine the scene in the Situation Room. The diplomatic and strategic advisers remind the President that this is not about someone else’s islands or waters: America’s credibility and the future of its leadership in Asia is on the line. Stepping back and allowing China to defy Washington’s warnings would fatally undermine the entire U.S. position in Asia, and reinforce China’s. The stakes are therefore enormous, and argument for military action is correspondingly clear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...preserving U.S. primacy in these regions was the non-negotiable goal of US policy." ?!?!?

The cost, to the US government, in terms of blood and money already spent to enforce its alleged "U.S. supremacy", through such polices and conceptual codswallop, has been staggering.

The cost to the American people, who have lost family, and friends, or seen them maimed for life, in wars for global conquest of resources, has been staggering.

Every bit of military spending dead-ends the economy, as the US infrastructure is absolutely crumbling.

The country has a war-weary, war-skeptical electorate which understands, painfully clearly, the depths to which the US government lied about "Saddam's weapons of mass destruction" in order to "sell" them a war which was ultimately about the corporate control of Iraq's oil, and in what currency that oil will be sold.

The scenario with China isn't terribly different; although having witnessed some bumps in the road economically, and experiencing difficulty with financial reporting issues, China does seem to be on the ascent, economically.

It now offers a gold-backed yuan, which is not at all convertible to US dollar currency.

The US government wants to see China's economic ascendancy broken, and by any means necessary; one of those means, obviously, would be a war against it.

I am certain that some of their thinktankers (like the Rand corporation) have already laid out numerous possibilities for "selling" the American people on the necessity for this war, and the logistical issues which must be addressed to potentially create a successful war.

Of course, it's never "their kids" who get killed and maimed in war; it's always "other people's children", which makes them simply irrelevant, and their collateral damage simply the "cost of doing the business of war."

However, in looking at the "miredness" of the US government and our military, in these current wars, overt and covert, in places like Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, and Somalia, I would like to hope that these chronic, EPIC military fails might give politicians and the corporate heads of the military/industrial complex, who drive American foreign policy, just a little moment to pause here.

Because if the US-enabled Saudi military is unable to "win" against the people of Yemen, can someone please tell me how the Sam Hill the US government believes it can win a shooting war against China?!?

China conscripts, and has a huge edge in terms of troop strength.

China's recent advances in weaponry and warfare electronics is nothing short of amazing (of course, President Clinton aided and abetted this "great leap forward" by authorizing that transfer technology, courtesy of Loral, which has come to be known as "Chinagate").

Simply put, this time in its history, the American Military does not have the money, the troop strength, the weaponry, or the manufacturing to insure a successful conventional war with China.

Therefore, I would strongly caution our President, our Pentagon, and the corporate heads of the military/industrial complex that now would be a lousy time to pick a military fight with China, because the US government may well lose, because of those facts I have articulated above.

The results of such a war could be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Sep 05 10:14

‘Get Him, Baby!’ White Supremacist Runs Over, Kills Black Teen As Girlfriend Cheers

A white supremacist mowed down an African-American teenager with his car and smashed youth’s head into the window of a convenience store as his girlfriend cheered him on. Both have been indicted for murder.

Larnell Malik Bruce, 19, was charging his phone outside a 7-Eleven in Gresham, Oregon, just before midnight on August 10, a female acquaintance told local police.

Sep 05 09:22

Syrian Kurds to Fight to Death to Stop Turkey 'invading Their Land'

The Syrian Kurdish leadership vows to defend their de facto state in north east Syria to the end, but is fearful of a growing understanding between the Syrian and Turkish governments in opposition to Kurdish separatism at a time when US support for the Kurds is faltering.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, a senior Syrian Kurdish official says that the Kurds will fight to the death to stop Turkey “invading the region” and speaks of possible reconciliation between Damascus and Ankara on the Kurdish question.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Kurds have every good reason to believe that the US government will throw the Kurds under the proverbial bus, if it suits their geopolitical agenda.

Sep 05 09:15

Clinton emails wiped clean after NYT story

A number of Hillary Clinton’s private emails were erased weeks after The New York Times published a story reporting on her use of a private email server while secretary of State, according to notes from the FBI’s investigation released on Friday.

The notes include an entry that says that someone mistakenly deleted Clinton’s archived mailbox from her server and exported files.
The deletion took place between March 25 and March 31, the FBI learned in a May 3 interview. The name of the person who deleted the emails was redacted from the FBI’s notes.

“In a follow-up FBI interview on May 3, 2016, ------ Indicated he believed he had an 'oh s--t' moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015 deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from PRN server and used BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton;s e-mails,” the FBI notes released on Friday stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: were the wipes ordered AFTER the computer information was subpoenaed?!?

This shows criminal intent.

Sep 05 09:11

US Preparing Electronic Warfare for 'Force-on-Force Conflict in Europe'

Having looked at the Russian military’s cyber warfare modernization, the United States rushed to develop similar capabilities that could be used in the event of a “large force-on-force conflict in a place like Europe.”

On August 11, the US Army announced the creation of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office to prevent “capability gaps” that have formed within the American military in recent years.

“Our adversaries are modernizing at a rapid rate, and in some cases, our capabilities are inadequate to keep up, to maintain our edge,” Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who is in charge of the operations in the new office said in a statement. "We need to … make sure that they are offset from us, not the other way around.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And why and how have these "gaps" evolved?!?

Because the US weapons and electronics contracts procurement process is thoroughly incestuous.

The same weapons and electronics defense contractors who get the contracts, "lubricate" the political campaigns of congressional representatives who green light these contracts in the first place with generous donations .

How that generally translates, once equipment is field deployed, is that this equipment does not function as advertised; is hideously over budget; or, by the time it is field deployed, is already obsolete.

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who hates the idea of war as a way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences, and constantly exhorts this government to resolve disputes through hard-won, good faith negotiations.

That being said, when our military needs the best in weaponry and electronics possible, they should never have to do with anything less, period, end of discussion.

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