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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 04 11:35

Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel needs peace with Palestinians before it can form alliance with Arab states – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Kutchner may be well-intentioned, but it is inexplicable to me that this gentleman is pathologically incapable of reading the facts on the ground, as Israel has manipulated them, to make it impossible for a contiguous, whole, state of Palestine, to exist.

And he needs to start by fully comprehending the realisation that Israel does not want peace but territory, and territory by any means necessary.

Has no one ever shown him, or does he not have the intellectual curiosity, to understand what the very notion of "Eretz Israel means, in terms of territorial expansion, and this is what the Zionists have been pushing for ever since the founding of Israel?

Let's take a look at what that territorial expansion, if realized, would mean for other countries around it, shall we?!?

Map: Eretz Israel, or greater Israel

Notice how many bits and pieces of surrounding territory get "gobbled up" by such an expansion?!?

Israeli Settlements Make 2-State Solution Impossible

Israel: 50 Years of Occupation abuse

The Israelis also make critically needed medical care for most ill Palstinians impossible:

Israel's Deadly Restrictions on Palestinian Patients

Israel routinely imprisons and tortures children, in order to "extract" confessions from them on what their older relatives may be doing or thinking, and have them sign those confessions in a language they cannot speak, Hebrew.

Military detention and torture routine for Palestinian children

Israel tortures Palestinian children and keeps them in outdoor cages in winter

It is threatening war against Lebanon, because of the presence of Hezbollah there:

A new ware could erupt as tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon

IF Mr. Kuchner cannot see that all of the above is not the behaviour of a civilized country, truly wanting peace with the Palestinians and its neighbors around them, but the behaviour of a country only wanting territorial expansion, at the cost of robust displacement and genocide of the Palestinian people, President Trump is getting some very lousy advice from him, and Kutchner should be sacked, and as immediately as possible.

Dec 04 11:29

BREAKING | Trump Throws Full Support Behind Roy Moore…

Story just hit the wires. Trump is now solidly in Roy Moore's corner.

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Dec 04 11:07

ALAN DERSHOWITZ | Arrest Of Flynn Shows ‘True Weakness’ Of Mueller’s Case Against Trump...

Great clip. Dershowitz makes a very good case on Mueller.

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Dec 04 10:46

Mummified iceman is set to become world's oldest movie star in new film detailing the life of the 5,300-year-old Stone Age hunter

A mummified Neolithic male whose corpse was discovered in a glacier 26 years ago will be the focus of a film giving a fictional account of his life.
Ötzi's body was found by German couple Erika and Helmut Simon, who stumbled across the remains, complete with tools and clothing, in the Ötztal Alps of southern Tyrol, Italy.
Its skin - covered in 60 tattoos - and other organs were intact and the hikers initially believed the corpse to be new, until forensic scientists found it was the world's oldest known human mummy at about 5,300 years old.

Dec 04 10:35

Trust in media grows under Trump, amid partisan split: survey

Good example of Faux news.

Washington (AFP) - Americans' overall trust in the news media has increased since the election of Donald Trump despite a rise in those who believe the president's claims of "fake news," a survey showed Monday.
The survey prepared for the Poynter Institute found a sharp partisan divide on the media, with Republicans and Trump supporters skeptical about news organizations and others more confident.

Dec 04 10:34

Bacteria Are Turned Into Nanobots Inside The Body To “Fight Cancer”

The news has little to say about these scientific discoveries, but did you know that researchers have been experimenting with programming bacteria to essentially become nanobots and transport chemicals to people’s organs? Researchers in 2017...

Dec 04 10:30

BREAKING | New York Giants Fire Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Just hit the wires a few minutes ago. He didn't even last the full season.

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Dec 04 10:27

What Life Is Like for a Million People in Puerto Rico Who STILL Don't Have Power

If you ever wondered what it would look like if the grid collapsed here on the mainland, the island of Puerto Rico is a tragic, real-life case study. These stories show us what life is like for more than a million people who STILL don't have power and running water nearly 3 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated their communities.

According to a website showing the status of utilities on the island, four months after two hurricanes wrought havoc, 32% of Puerto Ricans are still without power and nearly 10% are still without running water. However, even those who have running water must boil it.

But statistics don't tell the real story.

Dec 04 10:11

After Steinle verdict, rep unveils bill to imprison officials who shelter illegal immigrants

There is already a law on the books. In the case of a death, the penalty is life. Indict SF officials and put them on trial for a life sentence!

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324
Try enforcing this law. Governmental officials can be indicted now for harboring illegal aliens.

EXCLUSIVE – A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

Dec 04 09:56

America’s Puerile Preoccupation: Sex, Sex, Sex and more Sex!

As long as no one is held captive to the act and can walk away from the incident intact, it should be regarded for what it is, a temporary annoyance or an exercise in bad taste, which, as shocking as it may seem, we have all been guilty of at one time or another.

When I hear of adults confessing and shedding painful tears over some harmless act that may have occurred years ago, I become suspicious. If they were so severely damaged psychologically or physically by some unwanted assault, why didn’t they create a trail of complaints before surprising everyone years later with their accusations?

Dec 04 09:42

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day

White House national security adviser HR McMaster said Saturday that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the United States" and that the potential for war with the communist nation is growing each day.

"I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem," McMaster told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California when asked if North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday had increased the chance of war.

President Donald Trump remains committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, McMaster said, adding that there are nonmilitary ways to deal with the issue, such as calling on China to impose greater economic sanctions against Pyongyang. McMaster noted that Beijing's "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HR, a word, please; what, precisely, please, does China get from the US for exerting its "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea to get it to denuclearize?!?

And just in case, sir, you are dealing with a really stubborn case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), are you having difficulty remembering that a couple of weeks ago, when China sent one of its top level diplomats/Negotiators to North Korea, Kim Jong Un refused to see him?!?

Kim Jong Un Refuses to see top Chinese Amgassador

I would also like to politely remind you that the US has, historically, begrudgingly acknowledged, and lived with, nuclear nations for whose leadership our leadership didn't hold much of a positive thought; Pakistan comes to mind here. The bottom line here, is we have learned to live with nuclear armed countries we don't like, and whose leadership doesn't particularly like that of the US.

That the potential for war war between the US and North Korea getting uglier, and from your perspective, more close, on a daily basis, is not solely the fault of North Korea, but also the faults of the choices the US government has made, over the last 60- plus years of the Armistice, to not negotiate a true peace treaty with North Korea, unlimiting and unsanctioning trade, and working with North Korea to enter into dialogue about their weapons program.

It originally worked with Iran, although Israel's Netanyahu is cheerleading for a US-led war against it; there is no logical reason that it cannot work with North Korea, except that the US government is hell-bent against really giving it a logical try.

This week, as you well know, there is a huge war game, with South Korean and US troops doing what can only be interpreted as a "dry run" for a bombing campaign against North Korea. This campaign ends this Friday.

During this time-frame, I would not bet against some kind of a "false flag" happpening, to be engineered to appear that North Korea did it, as the "justification" for mounting a full-scale military campaign against it.

But you are going to have to ask yourself, Mr. McMaster, in the most bluntly honest way you can conjur, if this false flag can be done in such a way that it appears credible to the Chinese government; because if it does not, this most probably means war with China over North Korea.

Just a few thoughts, sir.

Dec 04 09:20

Donald Trump pulls US out of UN global compact on migration

The Trump administration has pulled out of the United Nations’ ambitious plans to create a more humane global strategy on migration, saying involvement in the process interferes with American sovereignty, and runs counter to US immigration policies.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, informed the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at the weekend that Donald Trump was not willing to continue with an American commitment to the UN global compact on migration.

The announcement of the US withdrawal from the pact came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on migration scheduled to begin on Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What has got to stop are these perpetual wars, courtesy of the US government, which are causing these mass displacements to the point where accepting countries are dealing with a massive rise in rapes, murders, and suppression of the local cultures, faith expressions, traditions, and language.

Dec 04 09:20

Jewish community in Iran: all you need to know

Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3000 years, has the Middle East’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel.

Dec 04 09:14

Iran's Jewish community in Esfahan: We 'feel at home'

Esfahan, Iran (CNN)If you're looking for the Jewish community in the Iranian town of Esfahan, you won't have to search for long.

The main synagogue is on Palestine Square, right in the heart of Iran's third largest city. There are public prayers several times a day -- sometimes with more than a hundred people in attendance.

The Jewish community in Iran does not hide its heritage. At the synagogue, Michael Malakon leads the prayer service. He says he is proud of his Jewish identity. And even in a country that is so hostile towards Israel, Malakon says he can practice freely and that he has many Muslim friends.

Dec 04 09:12

COPS BEAT MAN — UNTIL HE DEFECATES HIMSELF — FOR PAYING $10 FINE IN PENNIES [VIDEO]

A Michigan man is seeking damages after court officers physically assaulted and choked him to the point of defecation for trying to pay a $10 traffic fine with pennies.

Sevy had gone to Royal Oak’s 44th District Court in February to pay his parking fine with his credit card, but the $10 fine would have cost him a $1.75 transaction fee.

So, he got a bag of $10 worth of pennies and submitted them to the clerk. But the clerk turned down the money. When he asked why they refused to allow him to pay in pennies, the clerk verbally abused Sevy. An officer then intervened, instructing him to leave the premises.

According to U.S. Law Code 31.5103, “United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues.” Those in government who refuse to take legal tender such as these pennies are not acting lawfully.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this is how Michigan cops interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", the citizens of this state have only one alternative; move yourselves, your families, and your businesses, and your tax base, OUT of that state, and immediately.

And do inform Governor Rick Snyder that you are now completely awakened to the dark reality that living in the State of Michigan can be extremely hazardous to your health.

Literally.

Dec 04 09:03

"ACCUSING SOMEONE YOU DISAGREE WITH OF BEING A RUSSIAN TROLL IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE NO ARGUMENT"

I shouldn’t have to write this article. And yet, here we are...

I don’t care who you are or how much Palmer Report you read: accusing someone who disagrees with you of conducting psyops for a foreign government is never, ever a normal or acceptable way of conducting political discourse.

I tweeted the above yesterday after noticing another uptick in the bizarre habit establishment loyalists have of labeling anyone who disagrees with them as Russian trolls. And, though I didn’t address it to her and made no mention of her, Louise Mensch took it personally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These non-logic arguments demonstrate desperation on the cusp of madness.

Dec 04 08:57

ELECTORAL COUP ATTEMPT IN HONDURAS

The current National Party government derives from the 2009 military coup which overthrew President Manual Zelaya. When Zelaya was kidnapped in the coup, he was flown directly from Tegucigalpa to the US Palmerola Air Base just 40 miles from the capital. After time on the ground there, with the coup leaders presumably consulting with Washington, the kidnapped President was taken to Costa Rica. In the face of massive resistance to the coup government, five months later there was a sham election which, according to Secy of State Hillary Clinton, made the coup a “moot point”. The election was widely boycotted within Honduras but given the seal of approval by Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stealing, or "nudging" foreign elections has been a CIA-stock-in trade for years; I would imagine that if the election has not gone to the liking of the current administration, it will be manipulated in another direction.

Dec 04 08:38

Planned Parenthood Is in Deep Trouble With the Law. This Could Be a Turning Point.

Just as news of the FBI inquiry broke, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to revisit its ruling that the state of Arkansas can redirect Medicaid funds away from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which the state is completely justified in doing considering the ongoing baby parts scandal.

These two major breakthroughs would have been inconceivable under the Obama administration, which repeatedly abused federal power to prop up the abortion industry.

President Barack Obama’s aggressively pro-abortion administration put the “bully” in “bully pulpit.” Under Obama, the Justice Department became a tool to harass and intimidate pro-life advocates, labeling them domestic terrorists alongside groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Instead of investigating Planned Parenthood for the shocking, potentially illegal practices exposed in the videos, pro-abortion Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided to investigate the whistleblowers.

Dec 04 08:37

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of generating its own AIs.

Dec 04 08:37

Texas prisons ban The Color Purple and Monty Python – but Mein Kampf is fine

Books including The Color Purple, Freakonomics and Monty Python’s Big Red Book are banned in Texas state prisons – but Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf and two books by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke are not.

Dec 04 08:36

A New Bill Wants Jail Time for Execs Who Hide Data Breaches

IT'S BEEN A rough week for a lot of people, but particularly for Apple. On Tuesday, a security researcher tweeted information about a dire bug in the company's macOS High Sierra operating system that allowed anyone being prompted for system user credentials to bypass the authentication by simply typing "root" as the username and leaving the password blank. Apple rushed to push out a necessary update on Wednesday, but botched it a bit; if you hadn't yet updated to macOS 10.13.1, but had gotten the patch, your eventual jump to 10.13.1 would reintroduce the "root" bug. Not ideal!

Dec 04 08:20

“We Have A District Attorney Who Consistently REFUSES To Prosecute Powerful Sexual Predators” New York Prosecutors Accused Of Stalling Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is “dragging its feet” in its investigation into rape allegations against disgraced liberal Hollywood figure Harvey Weinstein, with the lawyer for the accuser noting that the cities district attorney already has a history of refusing to file charges against powerful sexual predators.

Actress Paz de la Huerta first accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her on two different occasions in her New York City apartment in a widely read Vanity Fair piece which led to an investigation being launched by police who originally publicly stated that there was indeed a case against the alleged predator.

Dec 04 08:06

NSA SECRETLY HELPED CONVICT DEFENDANTS IN U.S. COURTS, CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS REVEAL

During Kurbanov’s trial, the government notified him that his conversations with an alleged Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan associate based in Pakistan had been intercepted. The spying, federal prosecutors said, had been authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which regulates the monitoring of agents of foreign governments and terrorist organizations. Kurbanov was convicted at trial and sentenced to 25 years in prison, after which he’ll be deported to Uzbekistan. He is an apparent success story for U.S. counterterrorism officials. If there was any doubt about Kurbanov’s propensity for violence, he eliminated it by stabbing a prison warden in California, an act for which he is now facing additional charges.

Dec 04 07:54

Golden Krust CEO killed himself over tax debt, fears of probe

The founder of the Golden Krust Jamaican beef patty empire killed himself amid fears the feds were investigating him for evading millions of dollars in taxes, The Post has learned.

Dec 04 07:54

Badass Nanny Takes Down Alleged Package Thief, And It Was All Caught On Video

An alleged package thief got more than she bargained for when an eagle-eyed nanny intercepted her.
Surveillance footage shows a woman hopping out of the passenger seat of a vehicle in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, and then running toward a home and returning to the car with a large package.

Dec 04 07:04

A Chinese girl, adopted by an American family after her birth parents were forced to abandon her 22 years ago, is miraculously reunited with her biological parents after a series of improbable coincidences

Twenty-two years ago, a heavily pregnant Qian Fenxiang hid herself and her three-year-old daughter on a houseboat on a secluded Suzhou canal, 120km away from her home in Hangzhou, and waited.

Dec 04 07:04

Of the 56 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 45% are not considered safe by WHO standards. Most of the unsafe abortions take place in countries with restrictive abortion laws.

Despite advances enabling the provision of safe abortions at the primary care level, unsafe abortions persist and lead to a high burden of complications, maternal death and substantial costs, according to a recent global analysis.

Dec 04 04:21

Republicans prepare for war with FBI, DOJ: To file contempt action over anti-Trump bias

Five weeks ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan accused the DOJ and FBI of “stonewalling” the House Intelligence Committee’s wide-ranging subpoena for all pertinent information about how the largely unsubstantiated “Trump dossier” played into the DOJ’s decision to launch the infamous Trump collusion investigation. At the time, the speaker said the agency was preparing to turn over the information requested by the committee, but despite his assurances, the promised documents never materialized.

Dec 03 20:38

Divers find the body of missing three-year-old Mariah Woods at the bottom of a remote creek 25 miles from her home - hours after her mother's boyfriend was charged with 'concealing her death'

Divers have recovered the body of 3-year-old North Carolina girl Mariah Woods
Dive teams found her body around 5.30pm Saturday in a Pender County creek
Mariah's mother's live-in boyfriend Earl Kimrey has been charged in the death
Toddler had been missing since Monday and Kimrey was the last to see her alive

Dec 03 14:00

The myth of one Jewish nation

Uri Avnery says “the entire relationship between Israelis and diaspora Jews is built on a lie: the belief that they are the same people:, and that the “sooner the two sides recognise this... the better it is for both”. >>

Dec 03 12:43

Back Of The Car (ft. Nate Henricks) Lyric Video RAC

Published on Jul 13, 2015
On June 28th 2015 we embarked on a 3000+ mile trip across the southwest of the USA. It was a blast and I decided to use some of my own footage to make a lyric video for my new single "Back Of The Car". Hope you like it!

Dec 03 12:28

Heretical Greek text of 'Jesus' secret teachings to his brother James' is discovered by biblical scholars in Oxford after being lost for 1,600 years

Fragments of a 1,600-year-old Greek document describe Jesus' teachings
He passes on knowledge of the heavenly realm and future events to James
The text is from the heretical Gnostic story the 'First Apocalypse of James'
Gnosticism is an early and mysterious form of Christianity that was mostly stamped out by orthodox Christians

Dec 03 10:53

Western Media Finally Wake Up to Libyan Slave Trade, but Completely Whitewash all Western Responsibility for its Emergence

Western Media Finally Wake Up to Libyan Slave Trade, but Completely Whitewash all Western Responsibility for its Emergence

Twenty-first century slave markets. Human beings sold for a few hundred dollars. Massive protests throughout the world. The American and British media have awakened to the grim reality in Libya, where African refugees are for sale in open-air slave markets. Yet a crucial detail in this scandal has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate media reports: the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in bringing slavery to the North African nation.

Dec 03 10:29

RAW VIDEO | Check Out The Mall Of Somalia… I Mean America

Check out this multimillion-dollar mall the Chinese built in Somalia as part of their resource sharing agreement…just kidding, it’s the Mall of America.

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Dec 03 10:00

ABC NEWS SUSPENDS BRIAN ROSS FOR FAKE NEWS

BOOM! Ross is punished for the Flynn bombshell that was all made up.

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Dec 03 09:46

TED CRUZ VS. BERNIE SANDERS...

This is fun to watch.

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Dec 03 09:41

Progress report on the US-Russian war

I am often asked if the US and Russia will go to war with each other. I always reply that they are already at war. Not a war like WWII, but a war nonetheless. This war is, at least for the time being, roughly 80% informational, 15% economic and 5% kinetic. But in political terms the outcome for the loser of this war will be no less dramatic than the outcome of WWII was for Germany: the losing country will not survive it, at least not in its present shape: either Russia will become a US colony again or the AngloZionist Empire will collapse.

At the end of the day, political regimes can only survive by the consent of those it rules. In the United States this consent is clearly in the process of being withdrawn. In Russia it has never been stronger.

Dec 03 09:20

Netanyahu and CIA Director Pompeo Threaten Iran

Washington, Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise a sinister alliance against Iran, risking greater regional war than already.

Last month, Netanyahu vowed to prevent Iran from using Syria “as a base from which to destroy Israel” – invoking the long ago discredited canard.

Iran threatens no one, not Israel or any other countries. The Big Lie persists to justify unjustifiable US/Israeli/Saudi hostility toward the Islamic Republic.

Following Israeli warplane terror-bombing of a Syrian military target overnight Friday, naked aggression by any standard, Netanyahu released a disinformation statement, roaring:

“Let me reiterate Israel’s policy: We will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons.”

“We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US citizens have been lied into two wars in recent memory, the Iraq war, and the Afghanistan war; we will not sit still for being lied into a third against Iran, for which Saudi Arabia and Israel are cheerleading, but fuly expect that the costs of "victory" (if there is one) will be exclusively borne by American blood and American money.

And I hope, if President Trump, signs off on such a military misadventure, as has been Afghanistan, Lybia, and Iraq, that he will seriously consider the following hard reality; Russia has vowed to come to Iran's aid, if attacked militarily.

Dec 03 09:07

US and South Korea Begging for War with North Korea. Preparation for Military Onslaught under Operation “Vigilant Ace”

On November 23, the U.S. and South Korea confirmed that they will be deploying yet another menacing military demonstration against North Korea, with 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and F-35 aircraft, 12,000 U.S. personnel, with the participation of the U.S. marines and navy. This preparation for military onslaught against the DPRK, called “Vigilant Ace,” will begin on December 4, and this “Sword of Damocles,” which the U.S. and South Korea hold over North Korea is a perpetual form of terrorism. Confronted with these constant and deadly military threats and intolerable provocations, the DPRK had no alternative but to increase its defense, and on November 28 tested another ballistic missile.

Dec 03 08:59

US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital will destroy peace process – Palestine & Arab League

The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League have warned the US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, saying it would increase instability and put an end to the peace process. Armed group Hamas threatened more violence in the city.

“The world will pay the price” for any change in the status of Jerusalem, Mahmoud Habash, one of the top advisors to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Saturday. Habash, who was speaking in the presence of Abbas, added that the recognition of the city as the Israeli capital will lead to “complete destruction of the peace process,” as cited by Ynet News.

Also Saturday, Abbas spoke on the phone with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, French President Emmanuel Macron and Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, asking the leaders to put pressure on US President Donald Trump to give up on his plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Abbas really doesn't understand the agenda here at all; I am perplexed that he doesn't realize by now that Netanyahu is one of President Trump's most trusted "President Whisperers".

The purpose of this coming recognition, is to create a situation where massive Palestinian violence ensues, giving Netanyahu the "justification" for creating mass genocide against Palestinians, men, women, and children.

That is precisely the outcome Netanyahu, and President Trump, want to achieve through this recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 03 08:47

IN MAJOR VICTORY FOR TRUMP, SENATE PASSES TAX-CUT BILL WHICH NOBODY READ: HERE'S WHAT'S IN IT

Shortly before 2am on Saturday, the Senate passed "the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, slashing the corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax-rate cuts for most Americans" handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory. Senators voted across party lines in a 51-49 vote, ending days of debate and "hand wringing" as leadership worked frantically behind the scenes to win over holdouts and get the proposal in line with the chamber’s rules.

Dec 03 08:42

EBONY AND IVORY …..

Saw this on FaceBook and loved it ….

Dec 03 08:40

San Diego opens giant tent to house 350 homeless people to help contain a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 20

San Diego on Friday opened the first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless as part of the city's efforts to contain a hepatitis outbreak stemming from the deplorable conditions people were living in on the streets.
About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women.

Two other giant tents will open later this month - one for families and one for veterans. The tents will house a total of 700 people.

The city turned to tents to get people off the streets and contain a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 20 people in the past year, marking the worst epidemic of its kind in the US in 20 years. The virus lives in feces.

'There's going to be a marked different in what we see on the streets today and what we see at this time next year,' said Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project, the nonprofit group that will operate the tent that opened Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is way too little, and way too late; I am very concerned that even this desperate measure by the city of San Diego, is not going to stem this outbreak significantly.

Dec 03 08:24

Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

A review of thousands of internal company documents and witness statements published on Tuesday points to the Anglo-Dutch organisation’s alleged involvement in the brutal campaign to silence protesters in the oil-producing Ogoniland region in the 1990s.

Amnesty is urging the UK, Nigeria and the Netherlands to consider a criminal case against Shell in light of evidence it claims amounts to “complicity in murder, rape and torture” – allegations Shell strongly denies.

Shell stopped operations in Ogoniland in early 1993 citing security concerns but “subsequently sought ways to re-enter the region and end the protests by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Mosop”, claims Amnesty.

On 30 April the same year troops guarding Shell’s contractors opened fire on protesters injuring 11 people, and a man was fatally shot at Nonwa village in a separate incident several days later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, outsourced murder, rape, and torture are all in a day's work for any major corporation,in the process expropriating resources to which it has no moral right, and for which the local population gets no recompense whatsoever!" - Official Shell Souse.

Dec 03 08:16

HOW A DUBIOUS BBC REPORT GAVE ISRAEL THE "GREEN LIGHT" FOR LAST NIGHT'S ATTACK ON SYRIA

Syrian state television has confirmed that Israel attacked a military base outside of Damascus overnight on Friday, which Israeli media reports involved both surface-to-surface missiles and airstrikes, while Syria says its air defense systems were engaged and intercepted two missiles. Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. Though the extent of the damage or casualties is not yet known, Syrian media has confirmed material damage to the base, and other reports indicate mass power outages in some of parts of Damascus occurred immediately after the attack, which SANA says happened at 12:30am local time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is going to be a point past which Russia is going to need to stop Israel from these unprovoked attacks against Syria; the only questions are, when, and how dramatically this will happen.

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