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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 03 11:29

Gen. Mattis Should Be, Not Sec of Defense, But In Jail?

Mattis used his considerable influence to induce US Army to purchase Theranos technology? Mattis had/has financial interest and is on Board of Directors of Theranos?

Dec 03 10:19

MEDIA SILENT: Trump Electors Are Getting Death Threats 18 Days Before The Electoral College Meets!

Where are you Mainstream Media? No one is covering this dangerous breaking news story…not one hot shot media outlet. The real news – Alternative News is reporting on it, as it needs to be out there for the people to read.

Dec 03 09:28

Unemployment rate tumbles to 4.6%, lowest since August 2007

In a stunning development, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just revealed that the US unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.6% in November. This is the lowest level since August 2007.
Economists were expecting the rate to be unchanged from October’s 4.9%.

Dec 03 09:28

Mall of America hires its first black Santa

Shoppers at America’s largest shopping mall will see a new face this weekend: A black Santa Claus.
For the first time in the mall’s 24-year history, a black man will play Santa Claus,The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Larry Jefferson will pose for photos with children and adults alike from Thursday to Sunday as part of the Santa Experience, the Tribune reported.

Dec 03 09:18

Is Donald Trump really only a showman who will prepare the USA for war?

Let me begin by immediately say that I have the utmost respect for F. William Engdahl and that I consider him a person far more knowledgeable of US politics than myself. Furthermore, I want to also make it clear that I am not going to refute a single argument Engdahl makes in support of his thesis simply because I believe that his arguments are fact-based and logical. I strongly urge everybody to read Engdahl’s article “The Dangerous Deception Called The Trump Presidency” in the New Eastern Outlook and carefully consider each of his arguments.

My main argument is much more primitive than Engdahl’s and even more circumstantial: I see clear signs of a *real* struggle taking place inside the US elites and if, indeed, such a struggle is taking place, then I conclude that Trump is not a showman who has been “selected” (to use Engdahl’s words) by the US elites but that quite to the contrary, his election is a nightmare for these elites.

Dec 03 08:59

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Washington cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, expressing its support for Beijing's "

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979, when formal relations were cut.
Mr Trump's transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted "close economic, political, and security ties" in a phone call.
The move risks angering China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province.

Dec 03 08:59

For the first time, more kids age 10-14 have died by suicide than by car accidents.

At age 14, Connor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime.
As a perk of his parents' airline jobs, he got to travel with his family far from their home in Brentwood, New Hampshire, to Europe, South America and Africa.
He loved history and the outdoors, but like millions of teenage boys, he loved baseball more.

Dec 03 08:41

9 reported dead, 13 missing in huge blaze at Oakland venue (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

At least a dozen people were reported missing shortly after a massive fire broke out in a building hosting a warehouse party, prompting fears they became trapped inside during the inferno.

Dec 03 08:14

Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport.

The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger.

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I thought pilots were required to have regular medical checkups to prevent this sort of thing!

Dec 03 08:05

Iceland's president asks Pirate Party to form govt after others fail

The Pirate Party in Iceland, who won seats in parliament earlier this year, have been asked to try to assemble a government coalition, after two other parties with more seats failed to do so.

The radical Pirate Party, headed by Birgitta Jonsdottir, was asked to form a government with other parties by the country's president, Gudni Johannesson, AP reported Friday, citing the president's office.

Dec 03 08:03

Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank

Hackers have stolen 2 billion rubles -- equivalent to $31 million -- from accounts that banks keep at Russia's central bank.
The Bank of Russia confirmed the heist to CNNMoney on Friday.
Hackers tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central banking authority managed to stop them and redirect the funds, according to central bank security executive Artiom Sychev.

Dec 03 08:03

Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot

The socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has had to contend with the collapse of oil prices, corruption and high inflation. For ordinary Venezuelans, that means their currency, the bolivar, has become mostly worthless — mostly, but not entirely. And right now, any value the bolivar does have depends largely on one guy who works at a Home Depot in Hoover, Alabama.

Dec 03 06:24

International Investigators Shut down Mega Botnet

For many years, cyber criminals used the Avalanche botnet to launch phishing attacks, spam and online fraud. Now, an international investigator team succeeds in destroying this criminal activity.

Investigators from 39 countries have succeeded in an international operation against data theft and Internet fraud. Their investigation has revealed probably the world's largest infrastructure for the operation of so-called botnets. The FBI and other US authorities were also involved.

"This was an important and successful operation against the international cyber mafia," said the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius.

The investigation was coordinated by the Lower Saxony authorities which cooperated the FBI and Europol and other agencies in 30 countries all over the world.

Dec 03 06:18

International Investigators Shut down Mega Botnet

For many years, cyber criminals used the Avalanche botnet to launch phishing attacks, spam and online fraud. Now, an international investigator team succeeds in destroying this criminal activity.

Investigators from 39 countries have succeeded in an international operation against data theft and Internet fraud. Their investigation has revealed probably the world's largest infrastructure for the operation of so-called botnets. The FBI and other US authorities were also involved.

"This was an important and successful operation against the international cyber mafia," said the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius.

The investigation was coordinated by the Lower Saxony authorities which cooperated the FBI and Europol and other agencies in 30 countries all over the world.

Dec 02 20:30

'New era of peace': Trump vows to stop US toppling of regimes during 1st stop of 'Thank You' tour

Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.

The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"We will partner with every nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism," Trump told a large crowd at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday evening, as quoted by TASS.

"We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks," Trump said, as quoted by The Washington Examiner.

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"Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It's time," he said.

Dec 02 20:28

Boots on the Ground: Veterans Arrive to Standing Rock to Protect Protesters from Cops

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Cannon Ball, ND — The much-anticipated arrival of veterans to Standing Rock has begun and it’s happening several days ahead of schedule. According to sources in Standing Rock, veterans began arriving last night and have already confronted police on scene.

Dec 02 20:25

Watch Trump Make Obama Look Clueless

Dec 02 18:00

Trending on Twitter: MSM Flips - Trump Risks War With China Because He Called Called Taiwan

The corporate media totally ignores Obama sold $1.83b of weapons to Taiwan and flips out because Trump called Taiwan claiming it will cause a war.

More fake news from the corporate media. Just when you think they can’t possibly lose anymore credibility. You just cant make this stuff up.

The liberal media is flipping out because Trump just made a phone call to Taiwan throw accusations all over the place he at a minimum started a trade war if not an actual war.

Dec 02 16:59

‘Sextortion’: Warnings Issued After Webcam Blackmail Cases Double In Year

The number of ‘sextortion’ cases, where victims are persuaded to commit sexual acts on a webcam and then blackmailed, has doubled in a year, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Dec 02 16:14

The Unemployment Rate is the Definition of "Fake News"

The U.S. Unemployment rate is the definition of “fake news”. 446k left the labor force last month bringing the total out to a record 95 million.

Dec 02 16:08

Ex-Florida Cop Says He Was Fired After Whistleblowing On ‘Illegal’ Racial Profiling Practices

A former Florida police officer says he was fired for “blowing the whistle” on his department’s “unconstitutional” practices of racial profiling that specifically targeted young black males. He has sued the city of Miami Gardens, seeking $75,000 in damages.

Jose Rosado served on the Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) for over seven years, until he was terminated in June 2015.

Dec 02 15:56

Zimbabwe: Seized Farms Collapsed

All the formerly white-run—and prosperous—farms seized and handed over to blacks in Zimbabwe have collapsed and are barely at subsistence level.

This fact has emerged after authorities have admitted that the new “farmers” are unable to pay the most basic tax.

Dec 02 15:54

13 Charts of Obama’s Recovery that Trump Must Deal With

13 Federal Reserve charts outlining the accomplishments of Obama’s economic recovery that Donald Trump will have to deal with.

Dec 02 15:51

Mailboxes being marked with suspicious stickers in Texas

Resident’s of a local subdivision have been reporting suspicious stickers that have been affixed to their mailboxes recently, leading some to believe they are possibly being targeted by someone or some agency.

Dec 02 15:43

Can The Black Panthers Offer Jamaicans Lessons On Checking Police Violence?

Amnesty International’s recently released report documents the murderous and violent behaviour of the police within the island’s African working-class communities. Since the arrival of Africans in Jamaica as enslaved workers straight up to the present period of flag (in)dependence, relations between the African labouring classes and the law enforcement entities have almost always been violent, conflictual and deadly.

Dec 02 15:42

France On Fire

Honestly, I do not know how to watch videos like this without knowing, immediately but also deep down, I would not want to be anywhere near this sort of activity.

Dec 02 15:18

Trump’s New Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland: A Pro-Torture, Anti-Whistleblower Globalist

Not only does she want Wikileaks taken down and Assange prosecuted as a terrorist because he's "waging cyberwar on the United States and the global world order,” but, according to KT McFarland, waterboarding isn’t torture, it doesn’t matter if it is torture because torture works, and if torture works even if it is torture, it’s probably worth doing.

Sounds like we need to get ready for the George W. Bush years all over again.

That woman right there is scary as Hell... and she's Trump's new Deputy National Security Advisor.

Dec 02 15:05

Caught on film — CNN news crew laughs about the Presient-elect’s plane crashing: Reports

According to a DrudgeReport.com headline reading “CNN CREW JOKES ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S PLANE CRASHING…,” a CNN news crew was captured on camera laughing and joking about President-elect Donald Trump’s plane crashing, in what can only be described as a total disgrace of the media.

Dec 02 15:04

UFC commentator Joe Rogan: ‘Not everyone is responsible enough to own a firearm’

“You can’t let some tyrannical dictator decide who can and can’t be armed,” UFC commentator Joe Rogan said on his podcast back in June.

Dec 02 14:46

More Truth About World War III - Stefan Molyneux

Worried about nuclear weapons falling into Muslim hands? NATO did that decades ago!

Dec 02 13:55

Multiple Jobholders Hit New All Time High As Part-Time Jobs Soar

But perhaps even more troubling than the breakdown in November job quality, was another seldom-touted series: the number of Multiple jobholders, or people who are forced to hold more than one job due to insufficient wages or for other reasons. It was here that the red flashing light came on because while on a seasonally adjusted basis, the series rose once again by 61,000 to 7.8 million; when looked on an actual, unadjusted basis, the number of multiple jobholders increased again, rising by 57, and hitting 8,107 million, the highest number this century.

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These numbers, coupled with the reality that 95 million American workers are no longer participating in the labor market, does not augur well for the American economy.

Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

Dec 02 13:45

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP Just Made The Most Awesome "Thank You" Speech To The AMERICAN PEOPLE!

My heart is full of pride right now and awesome dreams of hope are filling my mind. We have a President again...not just any President but one of courage, leadership, and one who truly wants to "make America great again".

Dec 02 13:26

INFOWARS, NEXT NEWS, BEAT FOX, CNN, MSNBC IN EPIC NOVEMBER VICTORY OVER MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Tony Maglio for The Wrap reports November was a great month for Republicans — it was equally successful for the rightest-leaning cable news channel.

Dec 02 13:20

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials.

Following the Senate’s 99-0 vote to renew economic sanctions on Tehran, senior Iranian officials said the United States is in violation of last summer’s nuclear deal and that Iran is prepared to retaliate, which could include abandoning the agreement.

The comments come as the Obama administration scrambles to preserve the deal in its final months in office, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has been assembling a cabinet filled with fierce opponents of the accord.

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This appears to have been a very carefully crafted tactic by the US Senate to anger the Iranians to the point where they walk away from the P5+1 nuclear deal, and restart their nuclear weapons program as the "justification" for the US declaring war against Iran (which will almost certainly mean war with Russia.)

If I could ever craft an amendment to the Constitution it would be this; when all Congressional candidates declare their candidacy, that is the moment that one of their kids must enlist in the Armed Forces, in units most likely to see front-line action.

I am almost willing to bet that this will dampen Congressional ardor and lust for war, because, this time, with their kids tasked to participate in combat, ...it's personal. It's not just "other people's kids", getting killed and maimed for life, ultimately, for corporate profit; but will potentially be their own.

Dec 02 12:48

Kissinger and Brzezinski to Be Honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The leaders of the two institutions declare that they are proud to have succeeded in getting these two diplomats to Norway – and the media of course will be there. The event is sponsored by the California-based company InCircl – a marketing and mobile payment company.

This is the country that, since 1980, has intervened violently in Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosova/Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, i.e. 14 Muslim countries. It has some 630 base facilities in 130+ countries. It has its US Special Forces (SOF) in 133 countries.

It has used nuclear weapons without apology and owns the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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By inviting warmongers and war criminals like Kissinger and Brzezinski to such an event demonstrates that the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute, utter fraud!!

It would really be a joke, had not so many people, in so many countries, died because of the wars generated by these men.

Dec 02 12:10

Cornel West On Keith Lamont Scott Case: Yet Again An Officer Gets Away With Killing A Black Man

In Charlotte, North Carolina, people took to the streets Wednesday night to protest the announcement that police officer Brentley Vinson will not face charges for fatally shooting African American father Keith Lamont Scott. We talk to Dr. Cornel West about the Keith Lamont Scott case and the national issue of police brutality.

Dec 02 11:46

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologizing for bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation.

Ban made his remarks in a speech announcing the U.N.'s new approach to cholera in Haiti, which seeks to provide aid to communities affected by the disease that has afflicted some 800,000 Haitians and killed over 9,000.

"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role," Ban said, speaking first in Creole, then repeating himself in French and English.

"This has cast a shadow upon the relationship between the United Nations and the people of Haiti. It is a blemish on the reputation of U.N. peacekeeping and the organization world-wide," Ban added.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; So the UN's military can spread disease with impunity, with the UN never being liable for prosecution?!?

What the UN allowed to happen here was a crime against humanity, which they allowed to be inflicted on the Haitian people!!

I cannot possibly articulate just how screwed up this is, in so many, horrific ways!

Dec 02 11:33

Shooting Death Of Joe McKnight, Ex-NFL Player, Sends Social Media Into Mourning

An argument in a New Orleans suburb ended in the shooting death of Joe McKnight, a former NFL player. A local standout in high school football, as well as a college star in Southern California, McKnight earned many fans who took to Twitter to share their grief.

Dec 02 11:21

San Bernardino CA District Attorney Michael Ramos went On Radio Discussing Possibility Of Third Shooter in The December 'Terrorist Attack'

Lest anyone think that the three shooters were imaginary, made up, or a "conspiracy" which was "made up" on the part of multiple shooting victims who saw the three shooters, in March of this year, the San Bernardino CA District Attorney Michael Ramos was asked "What's the indication that there might be a third shooter involved in the attack?"
Ramos replies "You know I will tell you this, that the FBI has done a tremendous amount of work in this area, and so has the San Bernardino Police Department and the Sheriffs. But there's still some information out there that a couple of the victims that were in the building themselves said it's possible they thought that there was a third person. Now we don't have any other corroborating evidence that there was a third person, but shouldn't we look at everything? I mean think about it."

Dec 02 11:21

Centcom Commander: US Must Keep Troops in Afghanistan to ‘Send a Strong Message’

Speaking at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s forum today, Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, praised President Obama for not following through on planned drawdowns of ground troops in occupied Afghanistan, saying he wants to keep troop levels at least this high for the foreseeable future.

Gen. Votel argued that keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan more or less permanently was “a very wise move,” and that it would “send a strong message” to the people of Afghanistan that the US believes “the military strategy is working.” The US invaded and occupied Afghanistan in 2001.

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Forgive me, but has US General Votel gone absolutely barking mad, and lost his reality licence, to have made such a statement...in public?!?

Were I able to invite this man over for tea (and I sincerely doubt he would accept the invitation), I would have to ask him, point-blank: what are the metrics to which you can honestly point which indicate, 15 years on, and with the Taliban taking more and more territory here on a daily basis, that the US military strategy is actually "working"?!?

What do you actually mean by that?!?

So I must be brutally honest here; the only element right now for whom this occupation is "working" is the burgeoning Afghani opium trade.

As reported at thefiscalnews.com last month:

Losing the War on Heroin: Poppy Production Soars in Afghanistan

Oh, and it gets worse: not only is the opium trade growing like crazy; US troops are also being tasked with guarding the opium poppy farms.

images: US soldiers guarding opium fields in Afghanistan

So please, General Votel, cut the crud, already; we know why you are keen on keeping US and Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan for as long as possible, and it is not for taking territory away from the Taliban, or insuring the freedom of the Afghani people.

It is to guarantee the continuation, and expansion, of opium production here, to fund various "off the shelf" activities of various US alphabet soup agencies, and insure that Congressional oversight is completely non-existent.

Dec 02 10:55

Obama Supports Making Women Register for Military Draft

Continuing the debate over a massive expansion of the Selective Service, the White House today announced that President Obama is in favor of expanding registration for the military draft to include all women when they turn 18.

The announcement comes ahead of a planned House vote on a bill to study the expansion of the military draft, or to potentially eliminate the Selective Service outright. The White House has repeatedly insisted they have no plans to bring the draft back, but want to force everyone to register anyhow to “foster a sense of public service.”

The administration opened all combat roles to women, and officials say they believe expanding the registration system is a “logical next step,” ensuring “gender equality” in forcing the public to register for potential conscription in future wars.

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"...to foster a sense of public service...", MY ASTROLABE!!

This is about the DOD and Pentagon wanting to bulk up their resources by conscripting women, as well as men, for the wars they are scheming to hatch within the next 50 years.

Dec 02 10:49

Pentagon Again Under-Reports Civilians Killed in Iraq, Syria Airstrikes

The latest in the occasional Pentagon statements on civilian deaths in the air war in Iraq and Syria has claimed 54 civilians slain between March 31 and October 22, continuing the trend of official figures being massively lower than those reported in the media.

This puts the official death toll at 173 civilians for the entire air war, which is far short of estimates from most groups, which put the death toll far higher over the course of the conflict. Amnesty International put the figure at around 300, and others have suggested it was in excess of 500. The Pentagon often declines to investigate reports of civilian deaths, arguing that they are “not credible.”

Even when they do finally manage to get the killings into their reports, the tolls are often dramatically lower than the evidence suggests. A July 18 airstrike north of the Syrian city of Manbij, for instance, was finally included in the report this time around, with “up to 24” killed.

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More "fake news" sold to you, courtesy of the US government and their presstitutes.

Dec 02 10:47

UN: Iraq Troop Deaths Soar With Mosul Invasion

Between Iraq’s military, militias, and the Kurdish Peshmerga, some 50,000 troops invaded the area around Mosul. The Peshmerga is reporting that they lost a large chunk of fighters by themselves, with 1,600 killed and some 10,000 wounded since late October.

That of course is only a fraction of the overall death toll for the month of November, as some 2,227 ISIS fighters were also killed. Among civilians, the UN only counted 926 killed, but the figure is actually several hundred higher, with the UN continuing to exclude deaths in Anbar from their official figure.

All told, that puts the death toll at 5,719 for Iraq in November, which is roughly in line with October. the November figures show a six-fold increase in Iraqi troop deaths, with ISIS casualties on the decline.

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These horrific numbers are the "legacy" of President Bush's war and occupation of Iraq.

I have to believe that there is a special place in hell for people who lie to get their countries involved in pre-emptive wars of conquest.

Dec 02 10:39

Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred onto U.S. soil.

“This is a backroom deal, wheeling and dealing with another country's refugee problem,” Center for Immigration Studies fellow Don Barnett told FoxNews.com. “I don’t believe for a moment it’s a one-time deal. That’s for public consumption.”

The move has also raised a red flag among Congressional oversight members.

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I have posted many times about the horrific conditions on Nauru, and why this was such a "black eye" against the core Australian values of freedom and compassion, and asked for at least some degree of sympathy for these people, particularly for the children, who had no choice but to leave with their parents.

I advocated for the Australian government to consider partnering with various international adoption agencies, to get kids adopted into loving homes which could give them hope, and a future.

But the fact that Obama did this with his normal, graceless hubris, essentially bypassing Congress, does give me pause for concern.

And how great will the vetting be on these people, considering that the Somali immigrant refugee, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who stabbed a bunch of kids recently at Ohio State University, was also vetted by this same US government, which concluded that he was utterly "no risk" to the American public?!?

Dec 02 10:29

SHOCKER: One Year After San Bernardino Massacre, Corporate News Inadvertently Broadcasts REPEATED Footage of Original Police Dispatchers Mentioning "THREE Suspects Have Fled," "THREE Shooters"

Hidden in a very riveting and emotional news report featuring interviewe with many of the first reaponders are two bombshells which were inadvertently left in. The most interesting and revealing part of the news report are two different clips where the police dispatchers refer to the "THREE shooting suspects" and the "THREE fleeing suspects." The public was told that a Muslim couple shot up the Inland Regional Center In San Bernardino, Calif. last December, although multiple victims and witnesses also reported three shooters at the time.

Dec 02 10:29

Despite Scandals, DHS To Continue Using Private Detention Facilities To House Asylum Seekers

An advisory panel has recommended that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continue using private detention facilities to house asylum seekers, despite criticism over inhumane conditions and abuse at the sites.

“Fiscal considerations, combined with the need for realistic capacity to handle sudden increases in detention, indicate the DHS’s use of private for-profit detention will continue,” reads a draft of the panel’s recommendations that was obtained by Quartz.

Dec 02 10:18

Soros blames recent hate crimes on Trump, pledges $10M for opposition

Billionaire George Soros just pledged $10 million in funding to liberal groups in opposition of what Soros says are ‘deeply troubling hate crimes perpetuated by the President-elect Donald Trump.’

Dec 02 10:17

White man who gunned down black ex-NFL player in road rage case released without charges

A man who shot and killed a former NFL player during an apparent road rage incident has been released without charges.

Joe McKnight, a former New Orleans high school star, was shot dead about 3 p.m. Thursday during an argument at an intersection in Terrytown, reported The Times-Picayune.

A witness said she saw a man, later identified as 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, yelling at the 28-year-old McKnight, who was attempting to apologize.

Witnesses said Gasser, who is white, pulled McKnight, who is black, from his Audi, argued with him and then shot him more than once as he stood over him.

“I told you not to f*ck with me,” Gasser said, before firing once more at McKnight as he lay on the ground.

McKnight, who last played in the NFL in 2014, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gasser was taken to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for questioning but was released overnight without charges, reported The Advocate.

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Pardon my Serbo-Croatian here, but what the hell is wrong with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, that this man, who was witnessed committing a cold-blooded murder, was not charged?!?

Were they given "instructions from on high" NOT to charge him, to aggravate an already racially divisive country into riots, leading to the suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law, to "postpone" the inauguration of President-elect Trump?!?

This makes me absolutely furious, and I have to wonder just what the rationale was for not charging this guy.

Who is this Ronald Gasser?!? And why did he appear to receive a "get out of jail free" card?!?

Dec 02 09:35

Germany Bans Cultivation of GM Crops Under EU Opt-Out Law

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Germany’s cabinet just approved a draft law which bans the cultivation of genetically modified crops within their borders.

Dec 02 09:27

About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs

About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs, police chiefs have said.
The National Police Chiefs' Council said a "significant number of calls" had been received after several former players alleged past abuse by coaches.

Dec 02 09:26

Two-thirds of Australians think reef crisis is 'national emergency' – poll: Overwhelming majority of people agree the government should legislate to stop chemicals polluting the Great Barrier Reef

More than two-thirds of Australians think the condition of the Great Barrier Reefshould be declared a “national emergency” and support much stronger measures to protect it than are now being considered.
On Thursday the government released its report on the reef to Unesco, which was a condition of the reef being excluded from the UN body’s “world heritage in-danger” list. The government reported slow progress on the key issue of water quality and the failure of a major plank in the plan – slowing tree clearing in Queensland.

Dec 02 09:13

BILL TARGETING “RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA” PASSES IN HOUSE

H.R.6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed in the House of Representatives on November 30.

The legislation deals with a number of intelligence related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda.

Section 501 calls for the government to counter “measures by Russia to exert covert influence… carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly.”

Definitions include media manipulation, covert broadcasting, disinformation and forgeries, and “funding agents of influence.”

It’s easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used against “fake news” websites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind our readers and listeners that WRH made the list of alleged "Russian Propaganda Outlets." If such an accusation wasn't desperation on the cusp of madness, I would be laughing my head off at the insanity of this characterisation of Mike's site, as well as others which were tarred with this allegation.

I would also like to politely remind our readers and listeners that the US government and corporate presstitutes lied about Afghanistan and Iraq, in order to justify wars against them.

To date, these wars are on-going, with absolutely zero metric one can point to as a military "win" for either conflict.

I would like to politely point out that the US government and corporate presstitutes lied about the situation in Libya, to justify regime change in that country, which has left Libya a failed state.

The independent media works very hard to get its stories right, because it understands, collectively, the degree to which various elements in government, and corporate media want it to fail, and the degree to which they will "poison the well" with false information it hopes the independent media will jump on, in order to kookify the entire movement.

But when the government and corporate media collude in their dissemination of truly "fake news", it is usually about selling an agenda (usually involving war, occupation, and conquest) when the real reason for that war is to expropriate resources from other countries, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right, making sure it is controlled by US-led, or US approved multinational companies, and sold in US dollars.

Please be assured that we will continue to share what we believe to be critically important information to our readers and listeners, because we absolutely support
the people's right to know what the heck their government is doing, even when the US government is utterly terrified (as it is right now) of the people really understanding what they are doing.

And as we also learn from blacklistednews.com today:
Congress is ready to join the crusade against so-called “fake news,” forwarding a measure through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat purported foreign propaganda and disinformation. The news comes after mainstream media have been busy promoting bogus blacklists, lashing out at those who dare question the narrative. The fact that this $160 million, two-year authorization is being advanced through the annual military budget makes it all the more disconcerting. Under the guise of the war on terror, the NDAA has been used to increase Executive authority, and the 2012 version went so far as to authorize the indefinite military detention of U.S. civilians without habeus corpus.

That a collection of small, independent media sites could so terrify this government that the money to "combat" us comes from the DOD, is more than a little unnerving, but it will not stop us.

Dec 02 08:39

Hourly parking in London costs more than the National Living Wage

Hourly parking in London costs more than the National Living Wage, it has been revealed.
The average hourly parking rate in the capital is £8.44, 18 per cent more than the minimum wage even after it was increased to £7.50 in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
New York is the only world city where it is more expensive to park your car other than London, according to research by transport app Ubeeqo.

Dec 02 08:38

Woman creates fake Facebook profile and sends herself threatening messages to try and frame her ex-boyfriend. He was arrested four times before an investigation revealed the truth.

We shouldn’t have to tell you this: Don’t use Facebook to frame your ex-lover for a crime. A woman in Southern California learned this lesson the hard way after she created a phony Facebook profile of her ex-boyfriend to frame him for stalking, kidnapping, and beating her.

Dec 02 08:00

Investigatory Powers Bill: Politicians exempt themselves from new wide-ranging spying laws

Politicians have exempted themselves from Britain's new wide-ranging spying laws.
The Investigatory Powers Act, which has just passed into law, brings some of the most extreme and invasive surveillance powers ever given to spies in a democratic state. But protections against those spying powers have been given to MPs.

Dec 02 08:00

Virginia schools ban 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' for racial slurs

A Virginia school has temporarily banned two American classics after a parent said her high school-age son was negatively impacted by the racial slurs they contain.

Dec 02 07:50

"A Generation That Has Never Been Told 'No'" Daniel Hannan Destroys Anti-Trump Protestors' Safe Spaces

In just two short minutes MEP Daniel Hannan destroys the competitive virtue-signalling farce that is the Anti-Trump protestor, "this is the first generation that has been brought up not to tolerate opinions that they dislike... and they have been taught that the correct response to someone saying something you find 'hurtful' is to try and silence that person..." This is not about Trump, this is about a generation "that has never been told 'no' and can't handle disagreement."

Dec 02 06:46

Trump wins with Carrier deal, factory to stay in U.S.

President-elect Donald J. Trump along with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the Governor of Indiana landed a sweet win-win deal for the American people and more than 1100 workers at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant Thursday, making good on one of Trump’s campaign promises some 50 days ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

Dec 01 21:20

An Important Memo to All Christians

This is so worthwhile for every Christian to consider. Especially supposedly patriotic American Christians; think about what this short video is saying. Imagine that you, unwittingly or not, are paying for the murders of Jesus Christ's blood relatives. Actually, do not imagine it, know it, because it is true no matter how ignorant and manipulated you are. That is the thing about the truth, it knows nothing of 'politics' or 'patriotism', it is what it is regardless.

Dec 01 21:17

An Important Memo to All Christians

This is so worthwhile for every Christian to consider. Especially supposedly patriotic American Christians; think about what this short video is saying. Imagine that you, unwittingly or not, are paying for the murders of Jesus Christ's blood relatives. Actually, do not imagine it, know it, because it is true no matter how ignorant and manipulated you are. That is the thing about the truth, it knows nothing of 'politics' or 'patriotism', it is what it is regardless.

Dec 01 18:14

Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)
Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

Dec 01 17:28

Newsweek Admits They Didn’t Write Or Even Read “Madam President” Issue

Newsweek admits the Madame President was written by a 3rd party and went straight to the press without the magazine ever reading the issue.

Dec 01 16:47

DAPL: GOV’T USING NO-FLY ZONE TO SUPPRESS JOURNALISM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it will be closing federal land north of the Cannonball River on December 5th, and now reports are surfacing that the government plans to use a no-fly zone to prevent journalists from recording the events that transpire. This is following the attacks on Native land protectors and protesters that was caught on video by drone pilots, in which police were seen using percussion grenades:

The no-fly zone, which has been set up by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), applies only to citizens, as law enforcement craft continues to fly overhead. According to experts, the no-fly zone is in direct violation of the First Amendment since the drones belonging to land protectors are being used to conduct journalism.

In a statement from Roy Gutterman, director of the University of Syracuse’s Tully Center for Free Speech:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are sending out notam notices, to keep the press out, what in heaven's name are they planning to do as these protests expand?!?

Dec 01 16:13

More War? New U.S. Troops Arrive in Yemen while Saudis Kill 13 more Civilians

A report says more American military forces have arrived in Yemen’s port city of Aden to join the contingent of U.S. troops allegedly fighting al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south. Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel published footage showing American troops arriving in Aden.

Dec 01 15:11

Twitter Threatens Trump Ban After Claims of “Hate Speech Violations”

Twitter is monitoring Donald Trump and threatens to ban him for violating “harassment or hateful conduct” policies following allegations from the left.

The liberal wing of the corporate media is putting pressure on Twitter and Facebook to answer demands from liberal activists calling on Donald Trump to be banned from their social networks for what they claim to be violations of the hate-speech policies against harassment and hateful conduct.

Facebook has responded by saying that comments from the President-elect should be considered mainstream political discourse.

Twitter, following a purge accounts of outspoken conservative activists, has taken a more aggressive line stating not only are they considering banning Donald Trump but the they are watching his account and will ban him as soon as they feel Trump has crossed the line in violating their policies.

Dec 01 14:18

Democratic donors tell losing party they're not giving any more after it burned through their millions with nothing to show for it

Donors to the Democratic Party burnt out after last month's catastrophic electoral losses.

Democrats lost the White House and failed to take enough seats in the House and Senate to constitute a majority, and their top donors have had enough.
'I may very well be done with political giving entirely,' John Morgan, a top Clinton fundraiser in Florida told The Hill. 'My message to anyone reading this is, "Don’t call me, I’ll call you." '

The losing political party is on a quest to remake its national political operation into one that's more inclusive after an email scandal in 2016 showed party leaders favoring the establishment.
Democrats must pick a new party leader early next year after the president leaves office. Two state party chairs from New Hampshire and South Carolina, a sitting congressman and a former Democratic National Committee chairman are seeking the position.

At least two other heads of liberal organizations and a former governor are considering bids, too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After this last debacle, it will most probably take just as many years for Democrats to seize the Presidency as it did for Republicans after Nixon's disgrace with Watergate.

Dec 01 14:13

Western Nations Under Pressure to Probe Clinton Foundation Spending – Analyst

“The penny has dropped: The governments have decided not to fund Clinton Foundation activities anymore,” Ortel said Tuesday. “Canada, Sweden and Ireland are countries that may undertake investigations or end their practice of contributing large sums to the Clinton Foundation.”

He was commenting after Norway and Australia announced last weekend that they were ending their annual contributions to the charity, founded in 1997 by then-US President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the New York Post, the incoming presidential administration of Donald Trump will ask foreign governments investigate how the foundation spent hundreds of millions of donor dollars that it said went to provide low-cost medicine to treat AIDS patients in Africa, among other programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This couldn't be happening to a more deserving "charitable" organisation!! :-)

Dec 01 14:06

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011.

Dec 01 13:59

VA School Board Member Loses Job Over Anti-Trump, Anti-White Male Facebook Rant

The tables have turned.

Dec 01 13:51

SF’s Millennium Tower Sinking Rapidly, as Seen from Space

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is sinking at an alarming rate, according to satellite analysis taken from outer space.
The 58-story “game of Jenga” has been dubbed the “Leaning Tower of San Francisco” because it is tilting two inches to the northwest. It has reportedly sunk about 16 inches into landfill since it was first opened in 2009.

“What can be concluded from our data, is that the Millennium Tower is sinking at a steady rate,” Petar Marinkovic, founder and chief scientist of PPO Labs — which analyzed the satellite’s radar imagery for the ESA along with Norway-based research institute Norut — told the Associated Press.

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a city agency, reportedly blamed the towers’ “inadequate foundation” for the sinking and tilting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't want to have been the structural engineer, soils engineer, architect, or contractor on this puppy; the lawsuits for remediation are going to be flying fast and furious on this one!!

Dec 01 13:38

‘The View’ Grills Jill Stein on Recount: ‘What Are You Trying to Prove?’

What is really behind former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort?

That was the question that the five hosts of The View set out to answer on Wednesday morning when they spoke to Stein via satellite from Boston. And they were not quick to give her the benefit of the doubt.
“Do you think this can actually overturn the election results? Tell me yes,” a hopeful Joy Behar began.

Stein did not exactly give Behar the answer she wanted to hear, telling her that the thing about voting is “you don’t know until you look.” She explained that counting the paper ballots in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as she intends to do, will tell us whether there was any “tampering,” “machine error,” “hacking” or “human error.”

“We’re not here to help one candidate and hurt another,” Stein added. “We’re really here to help voters feel like we’ve got a system that’s working for us.” But this only prompted Behar to ask, “What are you really trying to prove then?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Stein/Clinton Cartel hoped to do with this was to deny the electoral college the votes from Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, then put the election in play by having"faithless electors" vote against the will of their people, vote for Clinton, thus claiming the Presidency for Clinton over Trump.

As of this morning, this tactic has cratered, utterly.

But I do agree, strongly, with Whoopi Goldberg's last comment in this interview, when she states that this country needs far more than just two parties; what we need are parties which actually represent We the People, not just the monied and corporate interests, which is, sadly, what we have with both dominant parties today.

I am cautiously optimistic about a Trump Presidency; but he has to prove, once he has taken the Oath of Office, that he will, honestly, be a President for ALL the American people.

Dec 01 13:23

Flint Family Claims Retaliation From Navy Over Criticism Of Water Crisis Response

Lee Anne Walters was the first Flint resident to notify the EPA of city’s water problems, but while she fought for her son and thousands of others suffering from lead poisoning, her own husband, a Navy sailor, allegedly faced retaliation at work for her efforts.

Dec 01 12:57

Massive Cyber Attack Hits More Than 900k Routers In Germany

More than 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany were not able to connect to the Internet due to an alleged cyber-attack.

Dec 01 12:41

FBI Expanded Its Hacking Powers, Unprecedented Authority To Hack Into Any Device

Trump says he will let go of businesses to concentrate on the country. Trump hires a Goldman Sachs banker and a Rothschild Central Banker to be on his team.Senate fails to block efforts of the FBI having the ability to hack into any device.

Dec 01 12:26

The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The media influencing operation targeting Russia appears to be an outgrowth of the US State Department’s Counter-Information Team of the Bureau of International Information Programs. The team, established under the George W. Bush administration, was a resurrection of the Cold War-era US Information Agency’s (USIA) Bureau of Information, which was designed to counter «Soviet» disinformation. The truth of the matter was that many of the news reports from TASS, Radio Moscow, and Novosti, branded as «Soviet disinformation» by USIA, were, in fact, truthful reports on CIA covert operations, including political assassinations, biological warfare, and weapons and narcotics smuggling. Today, the media mouthpieces for the CIA and Soros replace Soviet-era media outlets as their main targets for derision with RT television and Sputnik News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WRH made that list, and that made Mike and me very proud!!

What is that old war-time line, "If you're catching flack, you're over the target", and this site has been catching flack for over 20 years now!! :-)

Dec 01 11:55

In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?

The family of Osama Hassan faced a wrenching choice as his tiny body wasted away. Should they use the little money they had, in a time of war, to take the 2-year-old to a hospital? Or should they buy food to feed their other children?

His family chose food.

Outside their hut, Ahmed Sadek grimly observed his frail grandson, who was lying on a wooden cot and staring blankly at the gray sky. His hair was sparse, his teeth decayed, his arms sticklike. He could no longer walk on his spindly legs.

With every raspy breath, Osama’s ribs protruded through his dry skin.

“There’s nothing we can do for him,” Sadek said. “I know he’s going to die.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at that dying kid, held by his grandfather.

And isn't it comforting to know that the US government has been complicit in this kid's death, by militarily enabling the Saudi military, which has blockaded Yemen's ports, and prevents food from getting to desperately poor families like this, in their war against Yemen?!?

In President Obama's world, the death of children through starvation is perfectly acceptable, if the Saudis are ultimately able to grind the Houthi rebels into a pulp, and restore the presidency of Al-Hadi.

They're just "collateral damage"; not human beings, entitled to care, food, the tenderness of a loving family, and the opportunity to grow up to fulfill their destinies.

THIS ... is what President Obama's enabling of the Saudi military has created in Yemen; I am absolutely certain that, as a father himself, he will be absolutely delighted with this images:

Images of starving Yemeni child reduced to bone surfaces on social media

These images are not photoshopped: they are real testaments to the horrific nature of the US-enabled/Saudi fought war on Yemen.

I would like to politely remind both President and the House of Saud that collective punishment is a war crime; and one of the most barbaric collective punishments which can possibly be inflicted upon a people is the death of their infants, through certain and slow starvation because food is just not available.

In both the Bush and Obama administrations, there should have been a plaque behind their desks, boldly proclaiming: The United States of America; a proud partner in war crimes!!"

I am hoping - and praying - that President Elect Trump will be working in both a moral, and trade-friendly way to avoid this happening to our country, under his watch.

Dec 01 11:35

No Charges Against Charlotte Cop After Killing African American

A police officer, who recently killed an African American in the US state of North Carolina, faces no charges as he did not engage in any wrongdoing, a prosecutor says.

Dec 01 11:32

NOT ALL Fruits & Nuts: President Donald Trump Beat Clinton In 25 Counties In California

As an 'old right' conservative born and raised in Los Angeles County, California, (Catholic, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-border, small govt) it's sort of annoying to always hear people characterize California as if everyone there is a far left-wing commie lunatic. I happen to know that there are plenty of libertarians and conservatives all over the state, although I admit not enough, and definitely not in our state legislature.But here's a pleasant surprise! Donald Trump didn't lose California by as wide a margin as you might think. In addition, the official presidential election results from the California Secretary of State reveal that amazingly, 25 counties in California voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Dec 01 11:24

Haaretz Journalist Questioned by Police Over Phone Calls to Lawmaker

Police apparently searched the telephone of Haaretz writer Nir Gontarz and questioned him for more than two hours on suspicion he had harassed lawmaker Yael German (Yesh Atid) with repeated phone calls. The police apparently hacked the reporter's phone to check his conversations.
“The questioning was supervised by Maj. Gen. Meni Yitzhak, the head of the investigations and intelligence branch, as regulations require,” police spokesman Merav Lapidot said. According to the attorney-general’s guidelines for summoning and searching a journalist, the head of the investigations branch must approve the summons.

“I was sure this was some kind of serial stalker; it was a blocked number,” said German, who was surprised to hear that a journalist was questioned in the matter. “I don’t answer blocked numbers; if someone wants to reach me let them send a text message. I filed a complaint with the Knesset sergeant-at-arms two weeks ago. It’s been a while since I’ve even wondered who it was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli government is doing this to a journalist of record for Ha'aretz, you can bet your sweet bippy that they are doing this to every other journalist in print, online, and broadcasting, in Israel.

Dec 01 11:17

The Constitution is our national strategy

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation’s strategy for greatness. The strategy entails invincible self-defense; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; and, entangling alliances with none.
At present, that strategy means returning our troops stationed abroad back to the United States to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means repositioning all of our air and naval forces to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means devoting our cyber warfare capabilities to defending we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. And it means renouncing all of our treaty commitments to defend other nations militarily without congressional declarations of war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: the Constitution IS the original "Contract with America".

Dec 01 11:17

Space station supply craft 'burned up'

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed the loss of an unmanned cargo ship which was heading for the International Space Station.

The Progress MS-04, which launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, was carrying 2.4 tonnes of fuel, food and equipment.

Space agency officials said the spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere, at an altitude of 190km.

Dec 01 11:14

Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

The 86-year-old former astronaut was visiting Antarctica in a tourist group and was evacuated to the US Antarctic Program's research centre.

The White Desert tour company said Mr Aldrin was stable under the care of a doctor.

The evacuation flight was provided by the National Science Foundation who said Mr Aldrin was "ailing".

Dec 01 11:13

Sens. Graham, McCain Unveil Plan to Weaken Saudi 9/11 Bill

While the Saudis lobbied heavily against the bill, and threatened to collapse the US economy over it, it passed easily earlier this year, though even back then Republican leadership was openly talking about gutting the bill after the November election. The election’s gone, and if the “fix” has its way, so are the lawsuits

That’s because the “fix” requires plaintiffs to prove the Saudis “knew” and were “directly” financing the terrorist organization itself. Since the 9/11 Report’s 28 pages show the funding was all done through a convoluted route, it would effectively end any chance of legal repercussions for the Saudis.

Which of course is the point, though Graham insists that what he’s really concerned about is that the existing bill which allows lawsuits over stuff the Saudis actually did, might also open the US up to lawsuits over the many, many things they’ve done.

Dec 01 11:02

The Constitution is our national strategy

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation’s strategy for greatness. The strategy entails invincible self-defense; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; and, entangling alliances with none.
At present, that strategy means returning our troops stationed abroad back to the United States to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means repositioning all of our air and naval forces to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. I

Dec 01 10:59

Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

In 2007, Adm. William Fallon, commander of CENTCOM with four decades of active-duty experience behind him, quickly took the measure of Petraeus, who was one of his subordinates while implementing a “surge” of over 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq.

Dec 01 10:42

Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump has announced Steve Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury Secretary.

Though Mnuchin himself has said little, his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump’s populist campaign. Mnuchin, like his father before him, was a partner at Goldman Sachs before joining the world of hedge funds, including working as a portfolio manager for George Soros.

There are some troubling signs that Mnuchin is unlikely to “drain the swamp” connecting Wall Street to the beltway.

For example, during interviews following the official announcement, he was quick to praise Janet Yellen as having done a “good job,” after Trump spent much of his campaign criticizing the sitting Fed Chairman. He also entertained the idea of following the lead of other countries in possibly issuing 50–100 year bonds government bonds

Dec 01 10:21

FEDS APPROVE NEXUS PIPELINE, THE NEW “DAPL” THAT WILL RUN THROUGH OHIO

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved the NEXUS pipeline project and its environment impact on Ohio communities. (The pipeline will also travel through Michigan to Canada; it was approved in its entirety.) As far as Northeast Ohio is concerned, the natural gas pipeline is planned to run through fairly dense, almost suburban portions of Stark, Summit, Medina and Lorain counties. The 36-inch pipeline covers 256 miles, all told.

Dec 01 10:06

Tony Blair: I've shut down my businesses to fight Brexit and Donald Trump

TONY BLAIR has revealed his plans to set up a new organisation to tackle the “political earthquakes” of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

The former prime minister, who has called for a second EU referendum, announced he is to create a new “platform” to promote the political “centre ground”.

Dec 01 10:02

Man gets 70-year sentence for robberies, calls judge ‘cowardly b*tch,’ gets more time

It was a heated day in a Tippecanoe County courtroom Tuesday, earning a convicted robber even more time behind bars.
Steven Burns, 25, was sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Earlier this month, a jury found him guilty of several charges, including burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, robbery resulting in bodily injury, and criminal confinement.

Dec 01 10:02

Drug-testing of welfare clients fails to yield any positive drug tests

A year-long pilot project to test welfare recipients for substance abuse yielded only one recipient identified for testing -- and that recipient had his or her case closed for other reasons before action was taken, according to a new report by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dec 01 09:51

Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences

Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming — and it’s your fault.

Strategists and party officials say their warnings about the party’s lackluster outreach to rural voters went unheeded by Democratic leaders for years, culminating in this month’s shock defeat to Donald Trump. A presidential candidate who actually performed poorly in many cities and suburbs nonetheless scored an upset victory because of a surge in support from small towns and rural areas.

To these old Democratic political hands — many of whom hail from well outside the cities where most party professionals live — the outcome would have been preventable if the party had developed and sustained an effort to win over these voters. Instead, they say a Democratic Party that focused on only the urban and suburban vote either ignored rural America entirely or badly mishandled the outreach it did undertake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Americans in many rural areas, who have watched their jobs getting offshored and outsourced, where they live is not "flyover country", as many glib Democratic politicians like to describe it; it is their home, and right now, home is very broken because of economic policies which have crippled and nearly destroyed many rural states.

Democratic politicians chose to ignore this reality, and that is one of the many reasons, they lost this presidential election.

Dec 01 09:42

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump ‘Has Endangered’ U.S. Jobs With Carrier Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier Corp. to keep roughly 1,000 jobs at its Indiana plant instead of sending them to Mexico as planned.

The former Democratic presidential candidate ripped the apparent terms of the deal in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

“Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States,” Sanders wrote. “Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Senator Sanders; sir, you really need to get out more.

Because if you did, you would understand that many Americans, who do not make anywhere near the money you make as Senator, are not threatened with the concept of "business friendly" tax deals which keep their jobs right here in the USA.

The offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, which used to be the bedrock of America's middle class, has had an absolutely devastating effect on this country. Homeless camps abound, and are expanding exponentially.

So congratulations on one of your President's "great legacies" to this country:

images of homelessness in America, 2016

Dec 01 09:39

Investigators: Gatlinburg Wildfires Were ‘Human Caused’ - Muslim Terrorism Said "Possible"

I am not shocked to find that investigators of the Gatlinburg fires believe they were arson or cause by humans.

Dec 01 09:31

Kissinger And Brzezinski To Be Honoured By Nobel Institute And Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo. More here.

Dec 01 09:29

SHOCK: Amnesty International Blasts Kellogg’s for Using Child Labor-Produced Ingredients

The new report, “The Great Palm Oil Scandal,” released Wednesday, “investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade.”

Wilmar provides palm oil to Kellogg’s and other producers of consumer goods.

The report states:

Amnesty International found serious human rights abuses on the plantations of Wilmar and its suppliers. These included forced labour and child labour, gender discrimination, as well as exploitative and dangerous working practices that put the health of workers at risk.

To document the use of child labor, Amnesty International interviewed workers, including several children. It concludes:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This isn't the only "image problem' Kellogg is facing right now.

Current scientific reports indicate that its foods are laced with glyphosate, a known carcinogen:

There is a good reason that Kellogg’s spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000).

A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg’s cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins – glyphosate being patented as an ‘antibiotic’ by Monsanto in 2011.

Kellogg’s has been making cereal since 1898, but I seriously doubt its founders ever thought it would be poisoning the world at breakfast every morning.

Dec 01 09:27

Obama says marijuana should be treated like ‘cigarettes or alcohol’

In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.”

Dec 01 09:27

U.S. to Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt in Coming Years

The federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in coming years, according to a report that for the first time projects the full cost of plans that tie borrowers’ payments to their earnings.

Dec 01 09:20

Thousands Of Veterans To Form ‘Human Shield’ For Dakota Protestors

Thousands of veterans are planning to form a human shield around the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protect protestors from police brutality.

Up to 2,000 veterans are expected in North Dakota amid violent clashes between protestors and militarised cops over the construction of an oil pipeline.

The nonviolent intervention by the veterans aims to protect the brave protestors from “assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force”.

Nationalpost.com reports:

The veterans’ plan coincides with an announcement Tuesday by law enforcement officials that they may impose fines to block supplies from entering the main protest camp after a mandatory evacuation order from the governor. Officials had warned earlier of a physical blockade, but they later backed away from that, Reuters said. Protesters have vowed to stay put.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all protestors in this situation: please be careful out there, and stay non-violent. Make sure that all actions, by you, and by the police, are consistently documented on camera, using several cameras,if at all possible.

There is absolutely no telling to what depths of butchery these militarized police have been ordered to sink, courtesy of their corporate masters.

Dec 01 09:13

MODI'S BANK TRANSACTION TAX MAY LEAD TO LARGER CONFLICTS

It now turns out that Modis extremism in not confined to the nationalist bend but includes some crazy economic ideas.

Modi decided to demonetize the country from one day to another. Every bank note valued at over US$7 was taken out of circulation. The rather crazy idea behind this is to move all monetary transactions to some electronic money systems and to then tax each and every transaction. All other kind of taxes would be abolished.

Only a lunatic without any knowledge of actual economic issues can support such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With India and Pakistan on the brink of war over the issue of Kashmir, one would think this might not be the best time to introduce such a draconian change in the way India's economy works.

Potential war with Pakistan, coupled with massive riots over the change in the economic system at home?!?

It is painfully apparent that a number of people in Modi's cabinet suffer from an almost pathological inability to think multiple, concurrent scenarios all the way through to their logical conclusions.

Dec 01 09:12

Did Obama Just Arrange For The Destruction Of Non-GMO Agriculture In The US?

Obama’s recent executive order is a both a globalization of control over “health” and its militarization. Section 1 of the order, ‘Policy,’ lays out what the focus will be for the response plan: “As articulated in the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats and implemented in Presidential Policy Directive 2 (PPD-2), promoting global…

Dec 01 09:10

Hilarious moment Russian bomb squad prepare to blow up ‘suspicious package’ found at a bus stop… only for kittens and a puppy to emerge from the box 

Two tiny puppies and their feline friend had a lucky escape and after they were dumped in cardboard boxes that were almost blown up by police.

Dec 01 09:03

US JUDGES CAN NOW SIGN GLOBAL HACKING WARRANTS

On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.

Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI's inception, an agency that has already embarked on international hacking operations. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has defended the changes, arguing they are crucial for policing crime in an age of anonymization technology such as Tor.

The move centers around Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which regulates when and under what particular circumstances judges can issues warrants for searches and seizures, including remote searches of suspects’ computers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is, the really bad guys have already encrypted their systems to the point that whatever wizbang software is available to these judges is so far behind the times, that locating real criminals will be difficult, if not impossible, even though magistrate judges now have the power to do so.

Dec 01 08:54

Clintons STUNNED as recount falls apart

Hillary’s last ditch attempt at a recount, spear-headed by over six million in donations by heavily Democratic backers to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is facing increasing difficulties and missteps.

Dec 01 08:53

Man whose $11K was seized at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport gets it back -- with interest -- after settlement

More than two years after agents at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport seized $11,000 from Charles Clarke, he got his money back -- and then some.
Clarke agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Government Tuesday that would award him his $11,000 plus interest. Clarke was not awarded any compensatory damages.

Dec 01 08:52

Judge who told alleged rape victim to ‘keep her knees together’ should lose his job, committee recommends

A judicial committee is calling for the removal of a Canadian judge who asked an alleged rape victim why she could not “keep her knees together”.
Justice Robin Camp's comments, including that “pain and sex sometimes go together“ in a 2014 rape trial, were strongly condemned by sexual assault victims and advocates.

Dec 01 08:40

Military experts warn of 'epic' humanitarian crisis sparked by climate change

Climate change could prompt a "humanitarian crisis of epic proportions", causing mass migration, war and threats to national security, military experts warn.

Dec 01 08:40

2,000 Veterans To Form ‘Human Shields’ To Protect Standing Rock Protesters

The protestors of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are about to get some major support.
More than 2,000 veterans have agreed to act as “human shields” to protect protesters from December 4 to 7, according to a Facebook event. They launched the effort, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock on Tuesday and after months of protesters clashing with the police over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Dec 01 08:31

Pilot carrying Brazilian soccer team told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash

The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight.

In the sometimes chaotic audiotape from the air traffic tower, the pilot of the British-built jet could be heard repeatedly requesting permission to land due to a "total electric failure" and lack of fuel, before slamming into a mountainside late Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The statement about fuel may be inaccurate. If the electrical system had failed, the fuel gauges would not work. I assume the electrical failure was not total as the radio was still working.

Dec 01 07:50

'It's A Hate Crime': Black Teens Hospitalize White 'Trump Voter'

A mob of black teens violently assaulted a middle-aged white man in Kansas City because they suspected he voted for Donald Trump.

Dec 01 07:45

3 Dams to Be Removed in American West to Restore Rivers: A new $50 million fund will help communities remove “deadbeat dams,” starting in California, Oregon, & Washington.

Within a decade, the Yakama people of south-central Washington State should be able to harvest salmon once again with spears, nets, and other traditional methods along tributaries of the Yakima River.
“We want to return to serving as stewards of the land,” says Philip Rigdon, the deputy director of natural resources for the Yakama Nation.

Dec 01 07:45

Widow of Hunter S Thompson plans to clone and sell his marijuana stash

The widow of legendary journalist and hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson is working on cloning the writer's personal marijuana stash so it can be sold on the mass market.

Dec 01 07:35

Bombshell: UN Orders Immediate Release Of Julian Assange

The United Nations has dealt a bitter blow to the UK government, ordering them to immediately release Julian Assange from his “illegal detention”.

The UN rejected a UK appeal against its previous ruling in favor of Assange as “inadmissible,” which means that both the UK and Sweden will be forced to free the WikiLeaks founder with immediate effect.

Dec 01 07:32

The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible


What leftists do not know is that they have always been useful idiots for the global elites, and, they will be thrown in the garbage once the elites are finished with them. I hope that every leftist could watch the following interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he examines the process by which free nations are brought to chaos by the elites through the exploitation of the regressive left in order to establish a totalitarian system.

I leave you with this thought — civil war is unavoidable. The left is too crazy, and the right has now been given the weapon of government too enticing to overlook. Consider for a moment which “faction” in the world benefits most from this arrangement and then you will understand that the left is ultimately a distraction from the greater enemy. Remove the globalists from the picture, and the left will sort itself out.

Nov 30 19:30

One Year Ago Today, Cops Who Killed Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis Were Outed On WRH!

After two deputies slaughtered 62-year-old Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, the sheriff and corporate media had refused to name Jack's killers because they were allegedly "afraid for the deputie's safety." This wasn't right, so with the help of some locals, I published their identies. Mike Rivero 'front-paged' the story at WhatReallyHappened.com and within hours the expose had gone mega-viral and the TV news and newspapers, who already knew damn well who the killers were but were too GUTLESS to publish it, were forced to follow suit. Zollman held a press conference that evening with his tail between his legs and a 180 degree coincidental change of heart, and he was (forced) to name KILLERS BRIAN WOOD AND CODY ROLAND, since at that point the whole world knew. This was a great day for the independent media and for 'Justice for Jack.'

Nov 30 18:19

TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM: MEDIA ‘JUST CHASING THE SHINY OBJECT’ OF JILL STEIN RECOUNT EFFORT

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team hasn’t held back its sentiments about the ongoing push for vote recounts initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein has filed for a recount in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, raising more than $6 million thus far as she looks to get a recount in Michigan as well.

Nov 30 16:37

DESPICABLE! THIS CNN ANCHOR JUST DECLARED AN OPEN VENDETTA AGAINST TRUMP ON LIVE TV

The Conservative Tribune reports, there had been hopes following the election that the media may reassess themselves and how they handled covering Trump, but if the words uttered by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo were any indication, we are in for a rather tumultuous ride over the next four years.

Nov 30 15:59

UN ruling to free WikiLeaks’ Assange to stand after British appeal rejected

The United Nations has rejected a UK appeal against its previous ruling in favor of Julian Assange as "inadmissible," thus requiring both London and Stockholm to end the WikiLeaks founder’s "arbitrary detention."

Earlier this year, a case was concluded at the UN, in which the body instructed the UK and Sweden to take immediate steps to ensure the WikiLeaks founder's liberty, protection and enjoyment of fundamental human rights.

The UK has appealed the ruling twice, with the UN rejecting its second appeal on Wednesday by pronouncing it "not admissible," Justice for Assange reported, adding that the decision marks the end to London's "attempt to overturn the ruling."

Nov 30 15:35

Kellyanne Conway in response to Pelosi victory: "What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again."

I had the same thought that Democrats will just keep repeating their old tired formulas and keep on losing.

Nov 30 15:27

Phoenix AZ- Camelback Christmas Tree vandalism or Park Rangers at their SCROOGIEST coverup?

Why a Christmas tree hikers hauled up Camelback Mountain in Phoenix was removed

Less than 24 hours from when a group of about 50 hikers carried a 15-foot Christmas tree to the summit of Camelback Mountain on the day after Thanksgiving,(with PERMISSION from the Park Rangers) someone cut it in half and stole the top and park rangers removed the bottom half, cutting short an annual tradition beloved by many.

(but is that the truth? Did somebody cut off the top and stole it and Rangers removed the rest or did the rangers remove the whole tree but wanted to not be blamed? Knowing Park Rangers - I think this much more likely.)

Nov 30 14:40

WHERE'S THEIR HUMANITY?! Anti-Trump Protesters Laughing, Wishing Trump Supporters' Houses Would Burn Down In Gatlinburg Is Deplorable

The country is obviously way past the scary point when people can be this openly disgusting to each other over something like an election! Wishing people’s houses would burn? Wishing their lives would be destroyed? Or that they would die?!

Over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?!?!

What in the hell has happened to people???

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