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Jan 21 10:51

Tonya Harding's mother says her daughter has 'lied so much' in rare interview

Tonya Harding is having a moment right now. The movie “I, Tonya,” which is about Harding’s life and career, is garnering tons of awards buzz. It even won a Golden Globe on Sunday, for Allison Janney’s performance as Harding’s mother, LaVona “Sandy” Golden.

Jan 21 10:51

North Korea Plans to Defeat the U.S. Army in a War. Here's How.

North Korea seems to believe that it can win using the same tactics that Chinese troops successfully employed in the Korean War.
North Korea Plans to Defeat the U.S. Army in a War. Here's How.
Normal military doctrine says that an attacker should outnumber the defender by at least three to one at the point of attack.

Jan 21 10:50

Billionaire couple who were found hanging in their Toronto home were MURDERED by multiple killers and the wife may have put up a fight, private investigators conclude

Barry and Honey Sherman were believed to have died in a murder-suicide
The pair were found dead in the basement of their Toronto mansion last month
A PI found that both victims had their necks wrapped with leather belts
Those were then used to knot around a handrail running adjacent to the pool
The PIs also believe Honey struggled due to cuts on her lip and nose
The couple's children and neighbors suspect foul play

Jan 21 10:48

The Conservatives are enduring a crisis of identity and purpose. Not for the first time, the work of the great 18th-century philosopher, Edmund Burke, is seen as offering a path to the party’s reinvention.

Moore is referring, here, to an adapted phrase of Burke’s taken from his Reflections on the Revolution in France, which was published in 1790 when the Revolution was still in its moderate phase. It is in this work that Burke offers the reader his version of the social contract: ‘Society is a contract between the generations: a partnership between those who are living, those who have lived before us, and those who have yet to be born.’

Jan 21 10:46

Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Robert E. Lee, 29 May 1890, Richmond, Virginia.

The idea that the ancient Greeks were exemplars of rationality and logic, who worshipped ideas of perfection, beauty and honour, is an enduring one. As a result, many historians and writers, consciously or otherwise, have massaged the stories we tell about the past to fit that preconception.

Jan 21 10:39

RAW VIDEO | James O’Keefe Ambushed By Antifa Mob In NYC

ANTIFA crashed Mike Cernovich's‘Night For Freedom Party' last night, and O'Keefe was ambushed. The Violent Left strikes again. Here's the footage.

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Jan 21 10:38

Yes, Scarlett Johansson was calling out James Franco in her Women's March speech

Addressing the 500,000 Women’s March attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday and even more onlookers livestreaming it at home, Scarlett Johansson began her speech with a pointed barb aimed squarely at James Franco.

Jan 21 10:35

Revealed: The subtle difference between all of the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle's photographs (but can YOU spot it?)

The Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle are constantly photographed
However, there is one subtle difference in the way that they are snapped
While Kate never looks directly at the camera Meghan is known to address it

Jan 21 10:34

Malia Obama is spotted smiling and chatting with her posh British boyfriend who enjoys a cigarette in New York

foremer first daughter spotted enjoying company of beau Rory

the pair caught kissing at a Harvard yals football game in november

couple are the both 19 and met at lvy league school in cambridg,Massachusetts

Jan 21 10:33

Judge Interjects, Tells Jury That God Wants A Not Guilty Verdict

A Texas state judge says that God called on him to intervene and ask the jury to deliver a not guilty verdict in a sex trafficking case.
The Comal County Judge Jack Robison reportedly told jurors last week that when “God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it.”

Jan 21 10:33

12-Year-Old Boy With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies After Virus Test Comes Back Negative

A 12-year-old in Michigan died after exhibiting flu-like symptoms earlier this month.
Jessica Decent-Doll, of Sterling Heights, said her son, Michael Messenger, fell ill while eating dinner with his family on January 9., and began vomiting, The Times Herald reported.

Jan 21 10:32

DA: Captives' journals may hold 'powerful evidence,' girl who escaped showed 'courage'

The California siblings allegedly held captive and tortured by their parents kept journals that likely hold "powerful evidence" in the case, the district attorney said in an interview with ABC News. He also opened up about the "courage" of the teenage girl who made a daring escape from the home.

Jan 21 10:06

NVIDIA Tells Retailers To Sell To Gamers, Not Cryptominers As GPU Shortage Causes Extreme Price Gouging

There are many examples today of how PC gaming is flourishing better than ever. You only have to look towards the eSports market to understand how alive and well the ecosystem is. Games like PUBG are being played by the millions, and naturally, that's making many more want to explore the PC gaming world and the components of a killer gaming rig that are the tools of the trade.

Jan 21 10:05

‘I’m Very Disappointed’: Coffman On VA Hospital

After five years of delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the VA Hospital finally has an opening date. But the new facility doesn’t have enough space, so that the old facility it was supposed to replace must remain open.

Jan 21 10:04

Mass. Sends Bump Stock Letter to Gun Owners With Looming Deadline

Gun owners in Massachusetts are being warned if they own bump stocks, they have two weeks to get rid of them.
The Massachusetts legislature voted last year to ban them and Feb. 1 is the deadline to comply or face criminal charges.

Jan 21 09:55

After A Year Of Trump's Immigration Crackdown, Migrants Living In Fear Are Using WhatsApp To Avoid Deportation

These days, when immigrants living on Long Island see a police checkpoint or immigration official, they all know about it.
While President Donald Trump was preparing to take the oath of office last January, immigrants were thinking ahead to what was to come: raids, deportations, roadside checkpoints, stakeouts, and — for a now-burgeoning group of people — constant uncertainty.

Jan 21 09:55

Make No Mistake, Trump's Government Shutdown Is About Racism

Lost in the shitstorm over “shithole” was another equally damning example of President Donald Trump’s blatant racism and sexism. It was an outward display of a mindset that in many ways has paved the way for the government shutdown we’re facing now.

Jan 21 09:51

Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.
“The white supremacists are American citizens,” Mark Steyn, a regular guest on the network, told Tucker Carlson. “The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.”

Jan 21 09:51

Here’s How a North Korean Nuclear Attack Could Ruin the U.S. Economy

The threat of a nuclear attack on American soil has many citizens scratching their heads in disbelief. Some are outraged or downright terrified. One certainty is that nuclear warfare is possible. Considering Kim Jong Un and President Trump continue to exchange heated threats, fear and paranoia have been cultivated among the American people.

Jan 21 09:10

Fox News host Shep Smith on the shutdown news: Trump and Republicans can't blame Democrats

A Fox News presenter has questioned how the Republicans, who are “in charge of everything”, could blame the Democrats for the US government shutdown, which began today as politicians failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies.

Jan 21 09:10

Why this man who barged in on his cheating wife could go to jail for 15 years

A husband caught his wife cheating, and now he’s facing up to 15 years in jail.
Sean Donis’s wife, Nancy Donis, 38, said she was going to dinner. Donis stayed behind to watch their 5-year-old son. When he couldn’t find his iPad, he turned on the Find My iPhone app to locate it.

Jan 21 09:05

Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner, After Record High Murder Rate

Besieged by the nation’s highest big-city murder rate, Baltimore named a new police commissioner for the third time in five years on Friday, with the mayor saying she was “impatient” for change. The surprise move came as the city struggles to control the violence that took the lives of almost 900 residents during the two-and-a-half-year tenure of the last chief, Kevin Davis, who was fired on Friday.

Jan 21 09:05

NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Jan 21 08:58

Turkish Warplanes Pound Kurds, Thousands of Syrian Rebels Bused to Border

Following up on a flurry of Friday artillery strikes against Kurdish forces in the Afrin District on northern Syria, Turkish warplanes carried out a large number of airstrikes against the small district, with at least 108 strikes reported, leaving the towns’ streets empty, and locals panicking.

Syria’s government complained Turkey hadn’t informed them of the attacks, adding that they “strongly condemn” Turkish aggression. Syria had threatened to target Turkish warplanes raiding their airspace, however, and there’s so far no sign of this happening.

Instead the US-backed Kurds are getting hammered from the air, and Turkey is now not only massing their own troops at the Afrin border, but has bused in thousands of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels to attack the Kurds as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long this will be allowed to continue without US/Russian/Syrian military intervention.

And on the corporatized US "non-news", courtesy of American Presstitutes, the Turkish invasion of a sovereign country, Syria, is treated as though it wasn't happening at all!!

Jan 21 08:55

Disabled teen tortured in horrific 2.5 hour attack

Horrific footage has emerged of the moment a disabled teenage girl was tortured during a brutal attack by three girls.
Attackers lured the 17-year-old disabled girl to a picnic spot in Victoria on Monday morning before they smashed her head into a table and tortured her.

Jan 21 08:54

Christopher Columbus statues across the state splattered with red paint

A Christopher Columbus statue in Trenton's Chambersburg neighborhood has become at least the fourth of the explorer's likeness to be vandalized in New Jersey this week.
Lawmakers, officials and residents discussed the colonizer's place in American history on Columbus Day in October.

Jan 21 08:54

Armed Forces Network to show NFL conference title games despite government shutdown

United States military personnel stationed overseas will be able to watch Sunday’s NFL conference championship games, despite the ongoing government shutdown.

Jan 21 08:54

Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee was let go at law firm after he ‘just didn’t show’

A former Trump campaign worker appointed at age 23 to a top position in the White House’s drug policy office had been let go from a job at a law firm because he repeatedly missed work, a partner at the firm said.

Jan 21 08:48

Russian forces re-deployed from Afrin after Turkey’s offensive - Russia’s Defense MinistryMore:http://tass.com/defense/986083

An operations group of the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides and military police has been re-deployed from Syria’s Afrin to Tel Ajar after Turkey had launched its offensive, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry said that "the command of the Russian military group in Syria has taken steps to provide security of the Russian servicemen, who had been stationed in Afrin canton, where the Turkish Armed Forces have mounted a ‘special operation’ against Kurdish units."

"The operations group of the center for reconciliation of warring sides and military police have been redeployed from the area of Afrin to the area of Tel Ajar in the Tel Rifaat de-confliction zone in order to avoid possible provocations and to ensure Russian servicemen’s lives and health are not exposed to risks," the ministry said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this may be a retreat, but it appears to be a tactical retreat only, to keep Russian soldiers safe, until Putin and Lavrov decide precisely how to approach this Turkish invasion of Northern Syria.

But in the genral theme of things, the optics here cannot appear as through Russia has "backed down" from assisting Syria militarily, or allow Turkey to appear militarily successful in this bombing campaign and invasion.

Jan 21 08:38

The OPEC deal may end in June

A couple of weeks ago, comments from the UAE’s energy minister spurred the oil price rally higher.
What the minister said — or rather, hinted — was that the oil production cut deal that OPEC agreed to at the end of 2016 with Russia could continue beyond its December 2018 deadline. The rise, however, may have been too high for OPEC and Russia’s liking.

In a market that runs on rumor and comments, prices were bound to jump higher after Suhail Al-Mazrouei’s comments and a string of bullish forecasts on oil demand. They are now apparently too high, and OPEC might be considering ending the deal at the June meeting of the so-called Vienna Club that includes Russia and the other countries that agreed to cap their oil production.

A growing number of commodity analysts are predicting that this is how events will unfold>>>

Jan 21 08:37

Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch ‘aims to bring 10,000 km2 of Afrin under control’

The Prime Ministry’s Office of Public Diplomacy has cited the reasons for Turkey’s military operation against Syria’s northern Afrin province in a 12-article note.

The note, titled “What Turkey aims to do with Afrin operation,” was posted on the office’s official Twitter account on Jan. 21. It cited the following reasons for the operation:

* To ensure the Turkey-supported Free Syrian Army (FSA) takes control of a 10,000-square kilometer area.

* Following on from the Euphrates Shield Operation and the operation in Idlib, to completely prevent the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from reaching the Eastern Mediterranean.

* To eliminate the possibility of losing Turkey’s geographical contact with the Arab world.

* To ensure the security of our borders with Syria.

* To prevent the infiltration of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the PKK into Turkey through the Amanos Mountains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that last point: "To counter US support for a terrorist organization", and by that statement, Turkey is referring to all Kurds, not just the PKK.

And that 10,000 square kilometers to which the Turkish government refers, is nearly 3,900 square miles; not an insignificant hunk of Syrian real estate!

But as far as I can see this morning, there has been absolutely zero military response to the bombardment yesterday or invasion today of Syria by Turkey; not from the United States Government; not from Russia, and not from the Syrian military or government.

Jan 21 08:25

Turkey launches major land operation into YPG militants in Syria's Afrin

Turkey has begun a land operation on the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), with troops entering Syrian soil at 11:05 a.m. on Jan. 21, Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m told a group of journalists.

“Our units have entered Afrin from two branches at 11:05 a.m. with the Free Syrian Army. This means the land operation has begun,” Y?ld?r?m said, speaking to the editors of Turkish news publications in a meeting held in Istanbul.

The operation, which came hours after a major air strike on the YPG on Jan. 20, will consist of four phases to create a safe zone with a 30-kilometer depth, he said.

The first phase would be aimed to form a secure zone on the Turkish borders between Azaz and Afrin. Following the first phase, Y?ld?r?m said, the "cleaning" would require an even more thorough work and "there was no need to rush."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Webcrawl on Faux News barely mentioned the Turkish bombing campaign in Afrin yesterday, and has certainly not mentioned the land invasion of northern Syria by Turkey today in any meaningful way.

From the time of the Ottoman Empire to the present,one skill set at which the Turkish government and military continues to be magnificently adept is genocide.

The Turkish Genocide of Armenians

When Yildirm made the observation that "There are around 8,000 to 10,000 terrorists in Afrin,", he is, hubristically, attempting to "groom" the rest of the world to be prepared for an horrifically overwhelming number of dead Kurds from this operation; women; infants; children; and the medically fragile elderly most likely will not be spared.

And what I want to know is, just how many US troops are embedded with these Kurdish troops in and around Afrin, and what happens when those US troops get shot and killed or maimed for life by Turkish forces?!?

Did the Turkish government covertly warn the US government that this was going to happen in time to get those US troops safely out of that area of Syria?!?

No one at the White House seems to be saying anything, and this... is a really bad sign for both innocent, non-combatant Kurds, and for our troops in that region of the world. I mean, a couple of months ago, wasn't the US government attempting to create an independent Kurdistan out of bits of Northern Syria?!?

Specter of Syrian Kurdistan: How US' Covert Plan is Taking Shape

And if this is, in fact was "the US plan" for the Kurdish people, why has President Trump done absolutely nothing to prevent, or at least, mitigate, Edrogan's invasion of Syria?!?

There are way too many questions, and not nearly enough intelligent answers.

Right now, I am praying for the Kurdish non-combatants in Afrin, and hoping for a way in which they can be evacuated to safety; but that would probably need Russian assistance from the Syrian side, and I don't see the presence of any Russian military yet in the region.

Jan 21 08:22

The 13 siblings held captive under horrifying conditions kept hundreds of journals

The 13 California siblings discovered Sunday held captive in deeply abusive conditions were permitted to keep journals, investigators have learned. In fact, authorities have found hundreds of journals in the California home where the malnourished children's parents, David and Louise Turpin, allegedly chained them to furniture, refused to let them outdoors, and gave them only one meal per day.

Jan 21 08:21

Christopher Columbus statues across the state splattered with red paint

A Christopher Columbus statue in Trenton's Chambersburg neighborhood has become at least the fourth of the explorer's likeness to be vandalized in New Jersey this week.

Jan 21 08:21

The 13 siblings held captive under horrifying conditions kept hundreds of journals

The children weren’t allowed to eat. They weren’t allowed to bathe.
They couldn’t play with toys that were kept in the closet, still packaged. They couldn’t go outside. They couldn’t escape.
Their depraved parents allowed them to do only one thing, prosecutors said.
They could write.

Jan 21 08:20

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine

What difference can an ounce make on an airplane?
If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces.

Jan 21 08:04

Q Anon’s promises? Until .01% arrests for assassinating thousands, killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions, and FULL TRUTH, ‘We the People’ must continue ‘patient activism’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Three quotes from Martin King, discussing the great gap between initial public recognition and final resolution of our greatest problems, 1968:

As elation and expectations died, (we) became more sharply aware that the goal of freedom was still distant. Our immediate plight was yet substantially an agony of deprivation.

‘If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin but he who causes the darkness.’ ~ Martin quoting Victor Hugo in that speech

I must admit I'm not totally optimistic. But I cannot accept defeat.

“Q Anon” promises truth, justice, victory over US .01% psychopathic criminals

To date, Q Anon has 566 public posts hinting at being a high-level government insider, and promising .01% arrests for ongoing crimes of the illegal US rogue state empire.

Jan 21 07:41

Suicides in Japan decline for 8th-straight year amid a stronger economy and improvements in counseling programs

The number of suicides in Japan dropped in 2017, marking the 8th-straight year of declines.

The National Police Agency says that 21,140 people in Japan committed suicide last year. That's down 3.5 percent from the previous year.

Jan 21 07:40

'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela - As the country’s economic problems mount, towns and cities have been hit by an outbreak of looting and violence

Amid desperate food shortages Venezuelans are picking up new survival skills.
On the night of 9 January, for example, a hungry mob took just 30 minutes to pick clean a grocery store in the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. By the time owner Luis Felipe Anatael arrived at the bodega he’d opened five months earlier, the looters had hauled away everything from cold cuts to ketchup to the cash registers.

Jan 21 07:32

Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law

Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife, according to a recent campaign donor report.

Jan 21 07:31

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine

What difference can an ounce make on an airplane?
If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces.

Jan 20 21:32

Gone in...7 years: How Nicolas Cage blew his $150m fortune by purchasing multiple houses, a 'haunted mansion', a dinosaur skull and the Shah of Iran's Lamborghini

Cage, 54, acquired a $150m fortune by starring in movies such as 'National Treasure' and 'Leaving Las Vegas'
At one point, the actor owned 15 homes including a $25million waterfront home in Newport Beach, California and a 'haunted' mansion in New Orleans
He's also purchased some extravagant items including shrunken heads, a dinosaur skull and the Shah of Iran's Lamborghini
After owing millions of dollars to the IRS, Cage is now worth about $25million

Jan 20 15:13

Military Deployed As Jamaica Officials Declare State Of Emergency

Foreigners are being asked by their respective governments to exercise extreme caution and stay within the perimeter of their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica, after a wave of out of control violence has overpowered local authorities. On Thursday, the country’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, declared the state of emergency in the St. James parish to “restore public safety,” and also thwart a mass exodus of international investment and tourism.

In response, the government deployed the Jamaica Defense Forces onto the city streets in what is described as a “major military operation.”

Maj. Gen. Antony Anderson, Jamaica’s national security advisor, told CTV News Channel on Friday that authorities imposed a military lockdown of the area, following 335 homicides in 2017, and as reported by CTV that is “twice the tally of any other parish” in the country.

Jan 20 15:10

MATT GAETZ | ‘Mueller Probe Is A Total Sham!'

45 seconds of Matt Gaetz last night ripping Mueller.

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Jan 20 14:20

Petro-Islam: The Nexus between Oil and Terrorism

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All I am trying to suggest is that there are ways to persuade the Gulf’s petro-monarchies to implement democratic reforms and to desist from sponsoring Islamic extremism, provided we have just and upright international arbiters. As in the case of aforementioned Iran sanctions, sanctioning the Gulf states also seems plausible, however, there is a caveat: Iran is only a single oil-rich state which has 160 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and has the capacity to produce 5 million barrels per day (mbpd) of crude oil.

If anything, the Gulf’s petro-monarchies have ‘sanctioned’ the Western powers in the past by imposing the oil embargo in 1973 after the Arab-Israel war. The 1973 Arab oil embargo against the West lasted only for a short span of six months during which the price of oil quadrupled. But Washington became so paranoid after the embargo that it put in place a ban on the export of crude oil outside the US borders — which is still in place — and began keeping 60 days stock of reserve fuel for strategic and military needs.

Therefore, though enforcing economic sanctions on the Gulf states to implement democratic reforms sounds like a good idea on paper, but the relationship between the Gulf’s petro-monarchies and the industrialized world is that of a consumer-supplier relationship. The Gulf states are the suppliers of energy and the industrialized world is its consumer, hence the Western powers cannot sanction their energy suppliers and largest investors.

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Jan 20 13:34

Scott Adams: How to Make Your Opponents Try (and fail) to Prove a Negative

Sometimes you can prove an alleged event did happen, but you generally can’t prove something did not happen. For example, if police have clear video footage of a crime in progress, several direct witnesses, and DNA evidence too, you can say they proved the defendant did the crime. But if your neighbor says an angel visited him in his bedroom at night, and there were no witnesses or physical traces left behind, you can’t prove it didn’t happen. All you can say for sure is that you don’t have any evidence of it happening.

So if you want to drive a political opponent crazy, allege that he or she did something evil, provide no direct evidence, and force them to do the impossible: Prove it didn’t happen.

Jan 20 12:12

Catherine Herridge Interviews Russian Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting; She Calls Dossier ‘Pure Garbage’…

Rare interview. Excellent work from Catherine Herridge...

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Jan 20 12:09

Baby delivered on flight from Paris to N.Y.

"I was pretty tired from jet lag," Dr. Hemal recalled in a post on Cleveland Clinic's website. "I thought I'd just have a drink and fall asleep. As it turned out, I'm glad I didn't drink anything."

Jan 20 12:02

A Sushi Lover Pulled a 5-Foot Tapeworm Out of His Body

A patient at Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center recently came to Dr. Kenny Banh, an emergency medicine doctor, complaining of bloody diarrhea and asking to be treated for tapeworms, Banh recalled on the latest episode of the podcast. Banh said he was skeptical of the man’s self-diagnosis — until he produced some startling evidence.“Next to him, he’s got this little grocery bag,” Banh recounted on the podcast.

Jan 20 12:01

Doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring

A New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce, authorities said Tuesday.

Jan 20 11:31

Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.
“This is not a reflection of how she was raised,” Jill Barbera, mother of Harley Barber, 19, told NJ.com on Thursday. “She’s just degrading herself and it breaks my heart. I hope someone can look at this and learn. I don’t want anyone to feel what I feel.

Jan 20 11:28

13 captive siblings forced to shower once a year, strangled, subject to frequent beatings: Prosecutor

Prosecutors revealed grisly details in a press conference Thursday about the captive siblings case out of California.-- The brothers and sisters were subject to repeated beatings, including strangulation, and were punished by being chained up, often for weeks or months at a time, prosecutors said.-- The victims weren't released from their chains even to go to the bathroom and were only allowed to shower once a year, according to prosecutors.-- The children were rescued Sunday after a 17-year-old escaped and alerted authorities to what was happening.-- Prosecutors said the teen plotted the escape for more than two years.

Jan 20 11:23

DESANTIS | Now We Know Why Rosenstein Fought Tooth And Nail To Cover Up FISA Documents...

This doesn't look good for Rod Rosenstein...

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Jan 20 11:00

An Obese 12-Year-Old Girl Could Be Taken From Her Mother's Care After A Doctor Raised Concerns About Her Health

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken from the care of her mother after a doctor raised concerns about her health.
Council social services bosses have begun family court litigation and a judge is expected to make decisions in the near future.

Jan 20 11:00

State Trooper Charged With DUI After Falling Asleep At Wheel: Police

A Connecticut state trooper was charged with a DUI after police said he fell asleep at the wheel in Brooklyn, Connecticut.
State police said they were responding to a loud noise complaint in the area of Riverwalk Drive in the Town of Brooklyn on New Year's Day just before 2 a.m.

Jan 20 10:45

‘California Is Now Challenging The Integrity of The Union’…

This is pretty shocking stuff.

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Jan 20 10:30

Twitter to tell 677,775 people they interacted with Kremlin-linked trolls

Twitter will inform nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. that they either followed a Kremlin-linked troll account, or retweeted or liked a tweet sent by one of the accounts, the social media company said Friday.

Jan 20 10:29

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

An eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the Senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight deadline neared.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

Jan 20 10:27

Overdose Killed Tom Petty | Check Out The Cocktail of Opiates

Here's the stunning list of drugs in Tom Petty's system when he died.

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Jan 20 10:23

'Buy a flat, meet Trump Jr' offer criticised as 'ethics atrocity' - The developers behind a Trump Towers project near Delhi are offering to fly the first 100 investors in the property to the US to meet Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s eldest son.

The developers behind a Trump Towers project near Delhi are offering to fly the first 100 investors in the property to the US to meet Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s eldest son.
The promotional materials for the project – the fifth in India to take the Trump name – claim the address in the Indian capital is “so powerful, a letter would reach you from any part of the world”.

Jan 20 10:23

The World Has Never Seen an Oil Spill Like This - A tanker that sank off the Chinese coast was carrying “condensate,” a mix of molecules with radically different properties than crude.

Over the last two weeks, the maritime world has watched with horror as a tragedy has unfolded in the East China Sea. A massive Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, collided with a Chinese freighter carrying grain. Damaged and adrift, the tanker caught on fire, burned for more than a week, and sank. All 32 crew members are presumed dead.

Jan 20 10:14

Fierce battle erupts over releasing intelligence report

A battle erupted Friday over a push by Republican lawmakers to release a report they say will reveal high-level government abuse around the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia.

Even as Congress hurtled toward a shutdown, Republicans in the House were buzzing over the contents of a classified memo on alleged surveillance abuses that was produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

Scores of Republicans viewed the controversial memo in secure settings at the Capitol and concluded it contains hard evidence that the special counsel investigation into whether Trump’s campaign officials had improper contacts with Russia were sparked by the politically motivated actions of senior FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials.

Jan 20 10:12

'We are a force and you are nothing': Aly Raisman sheds no tears as she faces Larry Nassar in court, telling her 'pathetic' abuser she has regained her strength and is no longer a victim in astonishing impact statement

Aly Raisman delivered a powerful victim impact statement on Friday, speaking at time on behalf of all the woman abused by Larry Nassar
'Larry, we are a force and you are nothing,' said the six-time Olympic medalist, who showed no sign of weakness and shed not a single tear
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina later told Raisman: 'You're one of the strongest survivors I have ever seen'

Jan 20 10:03

CRAZY VIDEO | Truck Driver Cheats Death…

This is intense...

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Jan 20 10:01

Tianducheng: A Fake Paris in China.

These two photographs of the Eiffel Tower look very similar, but they aren’t the same, which you can probably tell from their different surroundings. One of the Eiffel Towers is the original standing in Paris. The other is a replica located in Tianducheng, in the suburbs of Hangzhou in China.

Jan 20 09:51

Outkick the Coverage: NFL Playoffs Have Lost 23 Million Viewers from 2016

The NFL has 23 million fewer viewers for this year’s playoff action, a new report says.

With the first round of this year’s NFL playoffs in the rear-view mirror, Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis took a look at the TV ratings and found that every game was down by millions of viewers and ratings fell to a ten-year low.

Each of this year’s playoff games has lost over a million plus viewers, Travis said, with the biggest loser being the Saint-Vikings game which lost an incredible 13 million.

Jan 20 09:50

CIA-Connected Amazon Turns Over A Record Amount Of Data To US Law Enforcement

Amazon’s fifth transparency report has revealed that the company provided more customer data to U.S. law enforcement in the first half of last year than in its history with a shocking 1,936 different requests between January and June 2017, ZDNet reported.

Of those 1,936 requests, Amazon complied and replied to 1,200 subpoena requests, 189 search warrants and 76 other court orders – for a whopping 1,465 requests they responded to. That’s 42 percent of all subpoenas, 44 percent of search warrants and 52 percent of other court orders.

Jan 20 09:50

Rodrigo Duterte Bans Philippine Nationals From Working In Kuwait Over Abuse

Rodrigo Duterte ordered the ban after reports emerged about the deaths of several Filipina women in the Gulf state, his spokesman Harry Roque said. An estimated 10 million Filipinos work overseas and the money they send home is a major pillar of the Philippine economy.

Jan 20 09:47

JIM JORDAN | ‘Nunes FISA Memo Will Be Made Public Soon’

Bulldog congressman Jim Jordan with the latest on FISA report...

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Jan 20 09:40

The Twitter President

As my readers at home and around the world know, I supported giving Trump a chance as Trump, and only Trump, addressed the two most important issues of our time for both all of humanity and for Americans: (1) avoiding nuclear Armageddon by normalizing relations with Russia, and (2) restoring the American middle class, on whose success political stability in the United States depends, by stopping the offshoring of US jobs and bringing those offshored home.

If Trump is real, he will arrest Mueller, Comey, Brennan, Hillary, Obama, the DNC, and break the presstitute media monopolies into a thousand pieces. He might also arrest senators and representatives who are engaged in a campaign to overthrow the elected government of the United States.

If President Trump fails to defeat the agenda of those driving the world to nuclear war with Russia (and China), he will be the US President who failed humanity and snuffed out life on earth.

Jan 20 09:36

Turkish Warplanes Begin "Massive Bombing" Of US-Backed Syrian Kurds

In a sharp escalation of Turkey's military campaign against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG, on Saturday Turkish warplanes fired missiles and launched "massive bombing" of Kurdish targets in Syria's Afrin, NTV television reported.

Jan 20 09:29

U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea. Trump Undermines North-South Dialogue

Fearing that peace might break out with the two Koreas talking to each other, Washington instructed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to keep the message about anything but peace. It is not just Trump. A former top official for the Obama administration warned Moon that South Korea was not going to get anywhere with the North Koreans unless they have the “US behind them”. Humiliating, that is like saying that Moon’s “button” is not as big as Kim’s. The metaphor is exactly how the Washington elite see South Korea: as Washington’s obedient proxy state. The official went on to say,

“If South Koreans are viewed as running off the leash, it will exacerbate tension within the alliance”.

Running off the leash! Now more humiliation, is South Korea a US poodle? Instead President Moon Jae-in is showing that he has teeth, and that South Koreans want their country back from US humiliating domination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What concerns me now, in the US government's rush to get a war- any war - going, is the possibility of a false flag at the Winter Olympics, to be blamed on North Korea.

Jan 20 09:29

SENATOR Tells Interesting Story On Trump Schumer Meeting

Lankford relates what happened when Schumer showed up at the White House yesterday.

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Jan 20 09:28

“Who is Running This Admin!”: Tom Fitton Rages Over FISA Memo, Courts Protecting “Massive” Deep State Corruption

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members “a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton is now demanding Congress release the bombshell FISA abuse memo, while taking a swipe at the courts for protecting Deep State corruption.

Jan 20 09:21

DONALD TRUMP JR | ‘It's The Biggest Witch Hunt Since Salem’

Don jr sat down for a rare interview last night with Tucker Carlson, and he is PISSED.

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Jan 20 09:18

Deputy Sheriff, Three Cohorts Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme After Agreeing to Provide Security for Narcotics Shipments

A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who allegedly agreed on two occasions to oversee the delivery of narcotics and other contraband in exchange for cash payments was arrested this morning, along with three other men, on federal narcotics charges.

Special agents with the Federal Bureau Investigation this morning arrested Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Collins and the other three after they arrived in Pasadena, allegedly to provide “security” for the transport of nearly 45 pounds of cocaine and more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine. During the FBI’s undercover investigation, Collins allegedly agreed that he and his team would accompany the narcotics and take calculated steps to prevent legitimate law enforcement from intercepting the drugs – in exchange for cash payments as high as $250,000.

Jan 20 09:09

Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed

Her name is Avgi, and the last time anyone saw her face was nearly 9,000 years ago. When she lived in Greece, at the end of the Mesolithic period around 7000 B.C., the region was transitioning from a society of hunter gatherers to one that began cultivating its own food.

Jan 20 09:08

A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours 13 minutes — the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

Norwegian - the low-cost airline that has made headlines for launching the world's longest low-cost flight - is making waves again.
A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday - the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes.

Jan 20 09:02

The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun

The FISA memo is about to be released and its suppose to be a shocker and Obama and the rest might be in trouble with this. By publishing the memo this could put a halt to the Mueller investigation.

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