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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 23 07:14

Breitbart News blacklisted by ad tech company for violating hate speech rules

Major online ad technology company AppNexus will blacklist rightwing media outlet Breitbart, saying the company is in violation of its hate speech rules. Breitbart was run by President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, until this summer.

Nov 23 07:13

Trump wants to dump the Paris climate deal, but 71 percent of Americans support it, survey finds

Since the election of Donald Trump as president, climate change has rushed to the front of the news because of Trump’s pledges to wipe away major U.S. attempts to address it. Of particular concern to scientists and environmentalists around the world is Trump’s vow to “cancel” U.S. participation in the Paris climate agreement, negotiated by nearly 200 countries late last year and the foundation for a global push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, country by country.

Nov 23 07:11

Whoops: Anti-Trump Protesters Run Into The Marines

Nov 23 07:10

Anti-Trump college protesters labeled clueless

A conservative group contends that radical socialists are behind some of the recent campus protests against President-elect Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Students who participated in the walkout, which was promoted by the Cosecha Movement (Movimiento Cosecha), were also demanding "sanctuary campuses" to protect illegal immigrant students.

Nov 23 07:09

Anti-Trump protest leaders say police are fed up, arrested them out of spite

The feud between the leaders of Portland's protest community and Mayor Charlie Hales came into full focus Tuesday as critics accused the mayor of engineering their arrests the night before because he's fed up with their brand of activism.

In a tumultuous day of traded statements and accusations, anti-Trump protesters mostly kept off the streets and instead launched a war of words aimed at Hales and police.

Nov 23 06:42

Ron Paul on Trump's Promise To Audit the Fed

In this latest version of the Liberty Report, Ron Paul and his former legislative director Norm Singleton discuss the upcoming GOP Congress and Trump presidency, and whether they will audit the federal reserve. Singleton points out that during his campaign, Trump tweeted that the federal reserve will be audited in the first 100 days of his administration; so he is on record in support of such a measure.

Nov 23 05:51

thank you Hillary

Nov 23 05:11

WASHINGTON IS NEXT

The quiet war has begun with silent weapons
And the new slavery is to keep the people
Poor and stupid; "Novus Ordo Seclorum"

Nov 23 01:57

The War on Cash Escalates… With disastrous results for non-bankers…

In the last year several countries have, as a part of the War on Cash, begun removing larger banknotes from circulation in order to force people to perform all economic transactions through the banking system, ensuring that the banks would gain total control over the movement of money. Of course, the banks could not admit their true goal to the public. They instead used the governments to claim that the measure was being undertaken to restrict crime (money laundering, drug deals, black marketing, terrorism, etc.).

Nov 23 01:48

When It Comes to Fake News (The US government is the champion)

The powers-that-be don’t want us skeptical of the government’s message or its corporate accomplices in the mainstream media. They don’t want us to be more discerning when it comes to what information we digest online. They just want us to be leery of independent or alternative news sources while trusting them—and their corporate colleagues—to vet the news for us.

Nov 23 01:39

College Snowflakes and Their Enablers

If one needed more evidence of the steep decay in academia, Donald Trump’s victory provided it. Let’s begin by examining the responses to his win, not only among our wet-behind-the-ears college students, many of whom act like kindergarteners but also among college professors and administrators. These college snowflakes and their professors see themselves as our betters and morally superior to ordinary people. George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them.”

Nov 23 01:26

Israeli Firm Can Steal Phone Data in Seconds

It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Israeli firm Cellebrite's technology provides a glimpse of a world of possibilities accessible to security agencies globally that worry privacy advocates.

The company has contracts in more than 115 countries, many with governments, and it shot to global prominence in March when it was reported the FBI used its technology to crack the iPhone of one of the jihadist-inspired killers in San Bernardino, California.

There have since been reports that Cellebrite was in fact not involved, and the company itself refuses to comment.

Nov 23 00:54

Food and beverage cargo tops most-stolen list in recent Thanksgiving weeks

Food and beverage items accounted for 31 of the 107 reported cargo thefts. Thefts of electronics, metals and clothing followed with 12, 11 and 10 reported thefts, respectively. During the four-year period, Texas was the most-targeted state with 35 thefts, almost double the amount of the next highest state. California logged 20 thefts during the period, followed by Florida with 18, Georgia with 12 and New Jersey with 7

Nov 22 21:21

Now removed Craigslist ad looking to pay people to protest at West Acres

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live): Protesters lined the sidewalks of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead Wednesday night. And it appears the fight in the FM against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, the focus now shifting to possibly the West Acres Mall later this week.

“This Friday, lets meet at the West Acres Mall and shut it down” reads part of the Craigslist post titled “Paid protesters needed #nodapl”, urging those opposing the pipeline to gather. Whoever made the post is offering you a nice little chunk of change too. The person behind it says they’ve quit their job and cashed in their 401k, offering $1,000 cash if you quit your job and join them full time in protesting. But if you would rather keep your day job, showing up at the mall could net you a cool $50, the post offering it to any adult even if they don’t agree with the message.

Nov 22 21:01

Time to shut down unlawful protest

As the number of arrested and wounded mount, as the property damage increases and as the cost to taxpayers skyrockets, it’s time to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline protests. Local and state officials should never have let it get this far in the first place.

Sure, people have the right to be heard and protest. People do not have the right to squat on others’ land or on federal property off limits to other citizens. They do not have the right to shut down roads and bridges. They do not have the right to menace law enforcement authorities and expect not to be arrested or worse.

Realistically, now most of the DAPL protesters aren’t even protesters – they are rioters, including many who are paid to riot by the same folks who are paying society’s detritus to riot across the country.

Nov 22 20:26

Protester undergoes surgery for injuries

Flashbangs don't produce shrapnel. They are made essentially of paper and cardboard. If the woman has no flash burns and metallic shrapnel removed from her arm you are looking at a pipe bomb not a flashbang.
And the BATFE is investigating.

Wayne Wilansky and several involved with the protest are alleging Sophia Wilansky's injuries were caused by a concussion grenade thrown by police that exploded as it hit her arm while she was delivering water to protesters at 4:30 a.m. The medic council is pointing to a lack of charring of flesh at the wound site and grenade pieces that have been removed from her arm in surgery as evidence.

Law enforcement spokespeople have said no concussion grenades or flashbangs were used.

Nov 22 20:18

Explosion at protest site bears investigation

Law enforcement is investigating a Monday explosion at Backwater Bridge, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Officers reported hearing an explosion around 3 a.m. during Dakota Access Pipeline protest activity early Monday.

Investigators with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found three one-pound propane cylinders, including one that appeared to be intentionally punctured, as well as large rocks and glass jars consistent with the design of Molotov cocktails.

Nov 22 16:45

This Is What Actual Racism Looks Like : Warning Graphic Content

This is what happens when one presidential candidate and a complacent media turns half of the country against the other -- while providing moral-cover to do so.

http://www.cyberdurden.com/coffee-with-scott-adams-10-25-2016/

Nov 22 16:19

'Worst Nightmare': Multiple Children Killed In School Bus Crash In Tennessee

Tennessee officials confirmed that there are fatalities in a school bus crash in Tennessee’s fourth largest city of Chattanooga. The bus driver has been charged with five counts of vehicular manslaughter.

Nov 22 14:50

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

In the wake of the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo against the army fighting the terrorists.

Nov 22 13:31

Fall and Rise of the Forgotten ‘Deplorables’

We’re in for a few surprises, for better or worse...

As might be anticipated, in the wake of Trump’s historic victory — a win that for all sorts of reasons has shaken the Beltway establishment and beyond to its core, and one that political junkies will be fixating on for years — there’s been much handwringing about how so many folks got the outcome so wrong. All of this has been accompanied by the obligatory hyperventilating and existential angst about what Trump’s election portends for the future.

Nov 22 12:45

When Americans Shall Say ‘Peace And Safety’…

Millions of Americans are expecting a new “golden age” for America under Donald Trump, but is that what they are going to get? There is always optimism when a new president is elected, but I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like the euphoria that many Trump supporters are expressing right now.

Nov 22 11:01

GODZILLA destroys TRUMP TOWER at Anti Trump Protest HILARIOUS !

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said, not exactly presenting a positive public image!

Nov 22 10:57

Amnesty: UK 'utterly disingenuous' about human rights in Bahrain

British ministers have acted like overexcited cheerleaders for Bahrain’s woefully inadequate human rights reforms, Amnesty International has said, ahead of an expected visit next month by Theresa May on the sidelines of the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

Ministers ought to be confronting the awkward reality that the institutions set up in Bahrain with UK support “are seriously flawed and widely seen as a PR exercises”, Amnesty said.

The bodies, the ombudsman of the ministry of interior and the special investigations unit within the public prosecution, were established in 2012 following a fierce crackdown by the Bahraini government on protests the previous year.

The then foreign secretary Philip Hammond said Bahrain had been making significant reform, telling the House of Commons it was “a country which is travelling in the right direction”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the British government has been historically willing to "look the other way" on torture, when there's money to be made, right, House of Commons and House of Lords?!?

As reported at rt.com in September of 2015, regarding the British Arms Fair:

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE will be among the countries participating in London's 2015 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition next week. RT takes a look at this year’s potential biggest buyers, whose record has often stirred controversy. Customers at this year’s arms fair may not always see eye-to-eye on geopolitics, but one thing they do hold in common is a desire to keep their armories well stocked. Countries such as Bahrain and Israel need guns to put down the meddlesome elements within their borders, while nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates need arms to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen. Over the course of next week, military buyers from around the world will rub shoulders at the world’s biggest arms fair in London’s EXCEL exhibition center to shop around for the deadliest deals. This year’s DSEI will welcome some of the world’s most repressive regimes. Among the guests are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, all of which have been condemned for human rights abuses and violating international law.

And if the British and American governments were happy with what your weapons makers sold to these regimes, let me acquaint you with precisely what Saudi Arabia has been doing with these weapons against the people of Yemen: I am sure you are going to be just as happy with the following images:

Images of children killed by Saudi bombings in Yemen

Oh, and of course, there's that Saudi Naval blockade of Yemen, causing the slow, painful deaths of Yemeni children: if you liked the preceding image, you're gonna LOVE this one:

Images of dead and starving Yemeni children, 2016

Oh, and here's an image relating to current "human rights" in Bahrain:

Torture the norm in Bahrain to elicit confessions

So, to the UK and US government: these arms sales to despotic countries which attack schools, hospitals, open air markets, and kill kids, and torture political prisoners has made both governments complicit in war crimes.

I used to be very proud to be an American; but these days, being a citizen of a country addicted to pre-emptive wars; which tortures prisoners of war to obtain false confessions; which abets and enables countries which maim, murder, and torture civilians...this is not who I am, and not what I signed up for, as a citizen of the United States of America.

I think many of our readers will resonate with this thought.

What I have reported, in terms of the British government's glossing over Bahrain's atrocious human rights records, and the US/UK sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, is no "conspiracy theory"; it is hard evidence and fact, documented by the images and information I have chosen to share with our readers today.

And to my American brothers and sisters, and my English cousins, let me say this; we have to work together, in the most peaceful ways possible, to end this enabling of despots around the world by our respective governments.

Nov 22 10:51

'Multiple' deaths reported as more than 20 injured in Tenn. school bus crash

Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like the driver screwed up.

Nov 22 10:29

'Are Jews People' Was an Actual, Real Discussion Topic on CNN: Is this Trump's America?

I am Jewish, but am I human? Sounds like a pretty ridiculous question, but apparently, it's not in 2016. That's right: A very real CNN chyron (TV news lingo for headline on the lower part of the screen) on Monday afternoon read "Alt-Right Founder Questions If Jews are People."

Nov 22 10:29

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS: Wal-Mart, Target, CVS sell aloe without appearance of plant.

The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all.

Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water.

Nov 22 10:03

China says would consider Turkish membership of security bloc

China said on Monday it was willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his country could join.

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001 to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Turkey was already a "dialogue partner" of the regional bloc and had for a long time closely cooperated with it.

China attached great importance to Turkey's wish to strengthen that cooperation, he told a news briefing.

"We are willing, together with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and in accordance with the rules of its legal documents, to seriously study it on the basis of consensus consultation," Geng added, without elaborating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deftly played,Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang!

With the coming breakup of Europe, post-Brexit, the SCO has to be looking pretty attractive to other countries, including Turkey, right now!!

Nov 22 09:57

Rohingya villages 'destroyed' in Myanmar, images show

More than 1,200 homes have been razed in villages inhabited by Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority in the past six weeks, Human Rights Watch says.
The group has released a batch of new satellite images that it says show 820 structures were destroyed between 10-18 November.
The military is conducting security operations in Rakhine but the government denies it is razing homes.

The Rohingya are one of the world's most persecuted minority groups.
The BBC cannot independently verify the extent of destruction in Rohingya villages as the government has blocked international journalists from visiting the area, from where tens of thousands of people have fled.
But a BBC correspondent on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has spoken with fleeing Rohingya families who described what was happening in northern Rakhine as "hell on earth".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last statement is complete, Grade-A bovine excrement.

With all the other persecutions of the Rohingya going on at the hands of the Myanmar government, the torching of their homes, apparently, has become the government's "new normal".

And if you claim that no atrocities are being visited on these people, why do you forbid reporters from going where they (formerly) lived?!?

What is happening to the Rohingya is nothing short of ethnic cleansing, and serial genocide against them.

and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councellor of Myanmar, and recipient of the Rafto Prize; Sakharov Prize; Nobel Peace Prize; Jawaharlal Nehru Award; Order of Australia; US Congressional Gold Medal; and Presidential Medal of Freedom: your devastating silence on this issue brands you a hypocrite of the highest magnitude.

SHAME ON YOU FOR SAYING NOTHING, AND ALLOWING THESE ATROCITIES TO CONTINUE!!

As reported on the 17th of this month at cnn.com:

Women wail in the background as the camera pans across the scene. "Oh brothers, look at this, look," the narrator says, as he films the remnants of a burned house, bodies clearly visible sticking out of the mud and ash. The disturbing video is one of a handful that have emerged from northern Rakhine State, in Myanmar, where human rights groups warn of widespread human rights abuses. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in multiple villages amid an ongoing crackdown by the Burmese military following violence last month, according to Human Rights Watch. Burmese authorities claim the fires were set by local militant groups, and have disputed HRW's account. Authorities in neighboring Bangladesh said dozens of people have attempted to flee across the border in recent days.

I frankly doubt like hell the Human Rights Watch has got this wrong, because it rarely does.

Nov 22 09:39

America’s Spiral Into Permanent War Seems More Foolish Than Ever

Danner – an award winning journalist, professor, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations who has covered war and revolutions on three continents – begins Spiral with the aftermath of a 2003 ambush of U.S. troops outside of Fallujah, Iraq.

The insurgents had set off a roadside bomb, killing a paratrooper and wounding several others. “The Americans promptly dismounted and with their M-16s and M-4s began pouring lead into everything they could see,” including a passing truck, he writes. “By week’s end scores of family and close friends of those killed would join the insurgents, for honor demanded they kill Americans to wipe away family shame.”

The incident encapsulates the fundamental contradiction at the heart of George W. Bush’s – and with variations, Barack Obama’s – “war on terror”: The means used to fight it is the most effective recruiting device that organizations like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Shabab, and the Islamic State have.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US foreign policy seems to be engineered to keep these wars of conquest going perpetually; I do not think that this is by accident.

Nov 22 09:35

Trump’s Tulsi Gabbard Factor

Two weeks after Donald Trump’s shocking upset of Hillary Clinton, the imperious and imperial neoconservatives and their liberal-interventionist understudies may finally be losing their tight grip on U.S. foreign policy.

The latest sign was Trump’s invitation for a meeting with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on Monday. The mainstream media commentary has almost completely missed the potential significance of this start-of-the-work-week meeting by suggesting that Trump is attracted to Gabbard’s tough words on “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
Far more important is that Gabbard, a 35-year-old Iraq War veteran, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries because of his opposition to neocon/liberal-hawk military adventures. She starred in one of the strongest political ads of the campaign, a message to Hawaiians, called “The Cost of War.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a great deal of respect for this lady, and hope that Trump can work with her to outline and accomplish a foreign policy that makes real sense, as the foreign policy for the last 16 years absolutely has not; unless one is a money junkie with lots of money invested in the military-industrial complex, that is....

Nov 22 09:30

Tensions Mount in Northern Iraq, PM Insists Kurds Must Give Seized Territory Back

Since early in the ISIS war, there has been a suspicion that its resolution within Iraq is just going to lead into yet another war, this time between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The tensions between those sides are already rising even as the fighting over ISIS’ largest city rages.

Iraq has never been entirely comfortable with autonomous, oil-rich Kurdistan, and the KRG leadership has made public their secessionist ambitions, with their leaders saying that outright independence will be discussed as soon as the ISIS fight is over. Yet the biggest source of tension right now is territory.

On paper, KRG territory consists of an area in northern and northeastern Iraq. Yet during the ISIS war, when Iraqi troops were in full retreat, the Kurdish Peshmerga entered the oil rich city of Kirkuk, and declared it part of KRG territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was this, one has to wonder, the "quid pro quo" of the American government for the Peshmerga's help in fighting ISIS; that in return, they could seize Iraqi territory, and the US government would turn a blind eye to this?!?

It appears that the balkanization of Iraq may well have begun, with this Kurdish move.

As long as the US government controls to whom the oil is sold, and in what denomination, the Kurds most probably have nothing to fear.

Nov 22 09:15

Trump Tells Japan PM A Really Funny Joke: "You'll Love This One."

"A pirate walks into a bar," said the President-elect cheerily to Shinzo Abe during his historic recent visit to Palace Trump....

Nov 22 09:13

WHEN IT COMES TO FAKE NEWS, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST CULPRIT

“We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg
Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy materialpeddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "The Matrix" for real, folks!!!!

Nov 22 09:08

MEDICS DESCRIBE HOW POLICE SPRAYED STANDING ROCK DEMONSTRATORS WITH TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS

As police unleashed streams of icy water Sunday night against Dakota Access pipeline demonstrators, Linda Black Elk, a member of the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, was helping care for injured demonstrators. The council estimated that 300 people were treated for injuries, including 26 who were taken to area hospitals.
“What it was like was people walking through the dark of a winter North Dakota night, some of them so cold, and sprayed with water for so long, that their clothes were frozen to their body and crunching as they walked. So you could hear this crunching sound and this pop-pop-pop, and people yelling [to the police], ‘We’ll pray for you! We love you!” Black Elk said, describing the scene as police sprayed protesters with water and fired tear gas and rubber bullets during the more than six-hour standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the video here:

Police used fire hoses on Dakota Access Protestors in Freezing Weather, it appears that what were described as water cannons were, in fact, fire hoses.

However, that being said, the heavy torrent of water coming down from a fire house can easily knock a person over, when it is sprayed directly at them.

The way in which the police sprayed the protesters seemed to be done to attempt to induce hypothermia in as many protesters as possible; it was NOT about "... keeping everybody safe."

Nov 22 08:42

WATER PROTECTOR IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER DAPL POLICE GRENADE BLEW APART HER ARM

Sunday night’s no-holds-barred offensive by police from multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Highway 1806’s Backwater Bridge — in which at least 167 suffered injuries — sent two elders into cardiac arrest, left a 13-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet to the head, and now, one woman will almost certainly lose her arm.

Sophia Walinsky stood among the crowd of around 400 water protectors as the police launched an all-out assault, firing ‘nonlethal’ projectiles, tear gas, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and concussion grenades — one of which reportedly exploded on her left arm, tearing through flesh and exposing bone, and leaving her facing possible amputation.

She is reportedly being cared for in a hospital in Minnesota, and at the time this article was published, the fate of her arm was still unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Morton County Sheriff's Office and Governor Dalrymple: if this is an example of how you, collectively, interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", there should be both a snap election, and a mass firing of everyone involved in these incidents.

It appears that the Morton County Sheriff's office is collectively, thoroughly, and cluelessly pig-ignorant on the concept of "de-escalation".

I can assure you that creating martyrs here is only going to make these protests grow exponentially.

If that is what you desire to accomplish, then by all means, continue with these behaviours.

And President-Elect Trump, you have some phone calls to make; and these would to the Tribal Elders of the Rock Sioux; the government, and this sheriff's department. Some real leadership is needed here, sir, and I would like to hope that you will provide it.

Nov 22 08:23

1-minute video: Trump starts ‘fake news’ by refusing executive enforcement of Clinton felonies to operate & hide rogue State Dept., loot & launder $2 billion through Clinton Foundation

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: ZeroHedge:

1-minute from Morning Joe:

A US President’s sworn duty is to enforce US federal law. US President-elect Trump, acting upon apparent ongoing threat to his life, initiated his status as Puppet in Chief and teleprompter reader in Orwellian rejection to uphold the law against Hillary Clinton’s operation of secret rogue State Department as Secretary from 2009 to 2013 connected to looting ~$2 billion in “donations” to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for US government tax-paid contracts. This includes rejection to prosecute Clinton and the DNC for stealing the primary election from Bernie Sanders.

It is “fake news” to call Trump’s action anything other than the Orwellian opposite of law enforcement.

Up to ‘We the People’ to ‘Make America Great Again’ by demanding arrests of .01% rogue state criminals

We the People's choice is to either:

Nov 22 07:56

Barefoot woman chases man who stole a stranger's dog, returns dog to owner

After she spent 35 minutes chasing a dog thief she recognized from Facebook on foot and by car, and after the dog was restored to its owners, whom she does not know, Alyssa Sanderford, who is 34 years old and 5 feet, 3 inches tall, had to tell her boyfriend what had happened:

Nov 22 07:56

Protecting Donald Trump costs New York City more than $1 million a day

Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials.
And those costs won't necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House.

Nov 22 07:25

‘Fake news’? CIA Director admitted to US Senate ~400 agents dictate fake news to manipulate Americans for rogue state empire, easily documented as ongoing ‘corporate media.’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

FisherOfMen’s revealing 14-minute video, beginning with CIA Director Colby’s testimony to the US Senate for the 1975 Church Committee admitting the CIA directs corporate media how to lie to the American public:

As We the People journey closer to the core of what and who the .01% are within an easily-documented rogue state US empire, one component exposed is criminally-complicit corporate media for propaganda. The 2016 "jump the shark" election ‘coverage’ (and here) had many Americans jolted awake, with follow-up attack that alternative media documenting lying corporate media is “fake news.”

We the People's choice is to either:

Demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, bankster looting in the tens of trillions, and constant lying, OR

Nov 22 07:01

John F. Kennedy's Secret Society Speech Shortly Before His Death

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarrented concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating it's arbitrary actions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."

Nov 22 06:50

Homeopathy 'treatments' must be labelled to say they do not work, US government orders

There is a huge market in the US for homeopathic remedies. In 2007 alone, it was estimated Americans spent more than $3bn on a controversial system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, and which has long been dismissed by mainstream science.

Nov 22 06:50

82% of middle schoolers can’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story

Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.

Which is why we don't allow sponsored content here at WRH.

Nov 22 00:20

Here's Where Food-Stamp Use Has Increased the Most

2 HOURS AGO Ryan McMaken
In an earlier post we looked at nationwide growth in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps."

Nov 22 00:02

GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

Those hoping for the Trump presidency to somehow derail this Fourth Turning are delusional. Fourth Turnings never de-intensify. They build to a bloody crescendo, with the existing social order left in tatters and clear winners and losers. I think it is useful to describe this Fourth Turning in terms everyone should understand. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the midst of the last Fourth Turning. It’s not a coincidence the heroic figure of Gandalf the Grey saves the day during the Battle of Helm’s Deep. He was the Grey Champion.

Nov 21 22:04

Cannonball Elder wants Protesters who started Riot to Leave the Camp

Last night about 400 protesters illegally trespassed on the Backwater Bridge, trying to pass the blockades.
About a dozen fires were set near the bridge and the Red Warrior Camp.
Law enforcement officers remained on the scene until the bridge was cleared, early Monday morning.

Terry Martinez is an elder at the camp.

Terry Martinez: I joined them because, as a spiritual leader, you have to be with your people. So I too was spray, canonized, concussion cannon. I was shot with rubber bullets.

He says the riot was started by eight DAPL protesters.

Nov 21 21:21

Ranchers Speak Out About Butchered, Missing Bison

BISMARCK, ND - We have heard complaints about missing and butchered livestock throughout the Dakota Access protest, but now, one rancher is speaking out.

Ernie and Beverly Fischer are worried about their bison.

"We are missing a fairly large amount of Bison, we believe that 13 of them have been butchered, killed," said Ernie Fischer.

He thinks protesters are killing his animals. Ernie says a full grown bull can sell for about $5,000. He's not sure how he can recoup his losses.

Nov 21 21:14

DAPL protester says things aren't what they seem at the protest camps

In a nutshell,Alinskyite tactics.

CANNON BALL, N.D. - A protester of the Dakota Access Pipeline says things aren't what they seem down at the protest camp site.

"I have seen protesters actually try and incite the police. They have instructed people on how to get arrested, and part of their team is also telling people that, 'don't worry if you are brutalized or whatever, even if it is your fault, because we can sue,'" says Thompson.

Nov 21 19:49

Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents.

However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land.

Nov 21 19:43

FLASHBACK: Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

If things don't get messed up we have great things to do here on Planet Earth and beyond!

In what could certainly be one of the boldest infrastructure developments ever announced, the Russian Government has given the go-ahead to build a transcontinental railway linking Siberia with North America. The massive undertaking would traverse the Bering Strait with the world’s longest tunnel – a project twice the length of the Chunnel between England and France. The $65 billion project aims to feed North America with raw goods from the Siberian interior and beyond, but it could also provide a key link to developing a robust renewable energy transmission corridor that feeds wind and tidal power across vast distances while linking a railway network across 3/4 of the Northern Hemisphere.

Nov 21 18:48

Our Site Got SHUT DOWN for #Pizzagate Podesta Wikileaks Story

Earlier today The Daily Sheeple was shut down after a third party DCMA violation over a screencap of an Instagram photo post — not the photo itself, but a *screen capture* of the Instragram post of the photo — was sent directly to our website host to terminate our account, bypassing us completely.

The site was suspended within 72 hours over the weekend and was offline today. We were forced to remove all traces of that image file from our server, not just from the article itself. It would appear this is an attempt to censor a story featuring allegations regarding the John Podesta Wikileaks scandal that has come to be known as #PizzaGate.

Nov 21 17:26

Officer Shot ‘Twice In Face’ During St. Louis Ambush, Manhunt Underway

An officer was ambushed and shot in the face while sitting in his police car in St. Louis, leaving him in critical condition, according to the city’s police department. A search is underway for the suspect.

Nov 21 17:03

BREAKING - Earthquake Just Struck Fukushima Again – 7.3 Magnitude Tsunami Threat – Nuclear Cooling Failure

An estimated 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Japan today triggering a tsunami warning where waves could crash the coast at any moment. Residents in and around Fukushima are fleeing the coast as panic sets in. According to Asahi Shimbun, there were no immediate reports of injury or damage at 5:59 a.m. (time…

Nov 21 17:03

Obama And Merkel Say Globalization Is Here To Stay

US President Barack Obama strongly defended globalization during his visit to Germany on his final European tour before leaving office.

Nov 21 15:49

Not a Flashback: Fukushima 2.0! 10+ FT Tsunami After Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima

  • NHK: First 3 Foot Tsunami Hists Port of Soma
  • Officials: Evacuate, Warn 2nd and 3rd waves will be higher.
  • NHK Tsunami reports coming in all over Japan.
  • TEPCO: Water circulation as FUKUSHIMA Cooling pools has stopped - NO "IMMEDIATE" Danger - DEJA VU that's what they said last time.

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Nov 21 15:28

GOOGLE IS FUNDING A "MINISTRY OF TRUTH" WITH CORPORATE MEDIA OUTLETS KNOWN FOR DEADLY DECEPTION

While establishment Democrats trumpet all sorts of excuses for Hillary’s loss, few are willing to admit that she represented the alliance of bureaucratic corruption and corporate greed people are sick of.

There is no solace in the prospect of Donald Trump using big government to carry out his “law and order” pledge – ramping up domestic surveillance, increasing the militarization of police, undoing modest efforts at reducing prison populations, and possibly even cracking down on legal cannabis.

Back to Clinton, the most insidious excuse being pushed by the establishment Left (consisting of party leaders and much of the mainstream media) is the so-called “fake news” trope.

No one denies that publishing articles about made-up events, and presenting that as real news, is a terrible thing, which unfortunately gets “shared” without people taking the responsibility of verifying information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple; you just can no longer believe ANYTHING the presstitutes say, period, end of discussion!!

Nov 21 15:10

No Hate Crime Charges For Thugs Filmed Beating 'White Boy' Trump Voter in Chicago

Despite violently assaulting a man because he was a "white boy Trump supporter," no hate crime charges are being filed against four thugs who were filmed beating and carjacking an innocent man in Chicago earlier this month.

Nov 21 14:42

More Police Violence at Standing Rock

Waking Times

At the ongoing Standing Rock civil disobedience action in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, some 167 people were injured last night by militarized police forces who assaulted a bridge occupied by peaceful protestors including men, women, children and elderly persons.

Nov 21 13:11

Think Tank Urges EU to Force Officials to Report About Sputnik, RT Appearances

The report, published by the UK think tank Henry Jackson Society, urged European parliaments to introduce new legislation, which would force politicians to report about their appearances in Russian media, as well as in Sputnik news agency and radio and the RT broadcaster.

The official launch of the report, written by Andrew Foxall, the director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, will be held on Wednesday in the UK House of Commons.

Alleged Ties of UK Right-Wing With Sputnik, RT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really?!?

So, according to Andrew Foxhall, freedom of speech should only permitted ...when it is both convenient, and not from a Russian news outlet.

The nasty, name-calling, ad-hominem attacks against the people in the RT office in Edinburgh knows no bounds, apparently.

As reported at "toinformistoinfluence.com:

Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross are fronting Sputnik news agency Critics claim Russian outlet is a ‘propaganda machine’ for the Kremlin Broadcaster allegedly running controversial stories to ‘destabilise UK’. These are the glamorous women fronting a new Russian news agency in Britain that experts say is tasked with spreading conspiracy theories. Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross work for Sputnik, which critics claim is a propaganda machine set up by the Kremlin to destabilise the UK. Among the controversial stories the service generated was the suggestion that the murder of MP Jo Cox was linked to EU remain supporters.

I would like to suggest to the authors of this piece of codswallop that just because a question is controversial does not make it wrong.

As reported at telegraph.co.uk, regarding Thomas Mair, the man who assassinated Cox:

The man accused of murdering Jo Cox sought help for his mental health problems the night before she was killed - but was told to make an appointment and come back the next day. The disclosure comes as it emerged that Thomas Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US, which explained how to construct a home-made gun and munitions. There were also reports that police had found ‘Nazi regalia’ at his home. Mr Mair, 52, visited an alternative therapy centre in Birstall on Wednesday evening, the night before Mrs Cox was killed, where he explained he wanted treatment for depression. The owner of the Birstall Wellbeing Centre told Mr Mair to return the next day for an appointment but he never went back. The claims that Mr Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US was uncovered by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organisation in the US. It said Mr Mair made the purchases between 1999 and 2003. Receipts for items also included Ich Kämpfe, an illustrated handbook issued to members of the Nazi party in 1942. In total, SPLC said Mr Mair had spent £430 worth of books and manuals from the National Alliance, a white separatist movement which shut down in 2013.

So, the US Southern Poverty Law center knew about this very much mentally unglued guy for some time, looking at the dates of the purchases he made; so why in the hell was he NOT on Scotland Yard's "watch list radar" as someone who could be a potential danger to himself and others?!?!?

Or was he?!?

It is a known fact that he had been treated for psychiatric problems. As reported at dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">In 2010, the alleged gunman had spoken to a local newspaper of how volunteering at a park near his home on the Fieldhouse estate in Birstall had helped improve his mental health. 'I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world,' he told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

And understanding that the UK has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet, and that he himself had had both counseling and medication for his condition, how did this guy get the gun with which he killed PM Jo Cox?!? As reported in guardian.co.uk just one hour ago:

The man accused of killing Labour MP Jo Cox watched a YouTube video of someone loading and firing a sawn-off rifle, the Old Bailey has heard. Thomas Mair watched the 41-second film of an American man shooting the .22 calibre gun on 7 June - nine days before Mrs Cox's murder, jurors heard. The jury was also told that Nazi-related material was found when police raided Mr Mair's home. The 53-year-old denies murdering Mrs Cox, 41, in Birstall, near Leeds. Mr Mair, from Birstall, also denies grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon - a dagger. Earlier in the trial, the jury was shown an image of a sawn-off .22 Weihrauch bolt-action rifle, alleged to have been recovered when Mr Mair was arrested. They were told Mrs Cox's blood was on the barrel.

There was a lot of money, tons of it, riding on a "Remain" vote; and and political assassinations are not unknown in the UK.

Jo Cox was, unfortunately, the perfect poster person to be assassinated for her support of "Remain", to garner British sympathy for voting that way; and Thomas Mair, the perfect, "quiet loner", easily manipulatable patsy, for carrying out the crime.

I have to wonder if he was on some kind of mega-load of SSRI medications right before this happened; who prescribed it; and what kind of medication it was.

The trial has begun, in fact, at Old Bailey in London recently.

I seriously doubt that the Crown prosecution is going to mention anything about any medications he may have been on.

Could the receipts for the neo-Nazi stuff have been faked, as part of a set up, with which to tar his personality as a lone nutter? Just read the comments his family made, after the arrest happened, again from dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">Reginald, who is believed to be from Grenada, and Mary had married when Mair was around 16. The couple lived with Duane and Mair's younger full brother Scott, while Mair stayed with his grandmother. Reginald died in the 1980s. It is not known if Mair's father, named locally as James, is still alive. Speaking from his home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, he added: 'He's never expressed any views about Britain, or politics or racist tendencies. I'm mixed race and I'm his half-brother, we got on well. He never married. The only time I remember him having a girlfriend was as a young man, but a mate stole her off him. He said that put him off [women] for life.' He added: 'It feels like a dream that I want to wake up from. I couldn't believe it when I saw a picture of him on the news in handcuffs.' Mair's brother Scott, 50, said: 'He has a history of mental illness, but he has had help. My brother is not violent and is not all that political. I don't even know who he votes for.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

There are still too many questions here to completely discount MP Cox's death as a potential assassination, ultimately to gain sympathy for the "Remain" campaign; these are, obviously questions a number of uber-Establishment Britons do now want to be asked, nor answered.

Nov 21 12:54

Scott Adams: Persuasion Versus Populism

The Master Persuader filter says Trump didn’t identify and match the preferences of the people so much as cause them to think the way they are thinking. My filter on the election says that Trump’s skill for persuasion could have given him the victory with DIFFERENT policies than the ones he championed – such as Bernie Sanders policies. And Trump would look like a populist in that case too.

Nov 21 12:13

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

President-elect Donald Trump in his April 27 foreign policy speech, in which he said:

“My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.

“We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in The New York Times or being watched on television.”

Nov 21 12:10

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook

The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 21 11:58

“Obama Set Up the Next President For a Major Recession”… And A Giant Crash Is Coming

We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash

by Michael Snyder

Since Donald Trump’s victory on election night we have seen the worst bond crash in 15 years. Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead. The general consensus in the investing community is that a Trump administration will mean much higher inflation, and as a result investors are already starting to demand higher interest rates. Unfortunately for all of us, history has shown that higher interest rates always cause an economic slowdown. And this makes perfect sense, because economic activity naturally slows down when it becomes more expensive to borrow money. The Obama administration had already set up the next president for a major recession anyway, but now this bond crash threatens to bring it on sooner rather than later.

Nov 21 11:58

Trump Prepares to Take Over the Fed

Now their little party is coming to an end.

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

Nov 21 11:56

Hackers Force “Bank ATMs to Spew Cash”: Grid Vulnerabilities System-wide

Cybercriminals who once earned millions by breaking into individual online bank accounts are now targeting the banks’ own computers, with often-dramatic results.

In Taiwan and Thailand earlier this year, the criminals programmed bank ATMs to spew cash. Gang members stood in front of the machines at the appointed hour and collected millions of dollars.

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. banks of the potential for similar attacks.

The FBI said in a bulletin that it is “monitoring emerging reports indicating that well-resourced and organized malicious cyber actors have intentions to target the U.S. financial sector.”

The FBI bulletin cited software used by a Russian gang known as Buhtrap. Sometimes the hackers break into the systems that process transactions on banking payment networks; other times they have hit ATM networks directly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is happening in Russia and Asia, it is only a matter of time before it happens here in the US.

Nov 21 11:48

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles In Retaliation To NATO "Threats"

While the detente between Russia and US president-elect Donald Trump could not have come at a more tense time, the Kremlin appears to be accelerating its head-on collision course with NATO, and as a highly placed defense official said on Monday, Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, confirming previous media reports of Russian intentions to once again blanket central Europe with potential nuclear ICBM coverage.

While Russia has previously said it periodically sends Iskanders to Kaliningrad, until now it has always said these were routine drills. Moscow has not linked the moves explicitly with what it says is a NATO military build-up on Russia's western borders.

Nov 21 11:33

Myanmar’s New “Democratic Dictator”: Aung San Suu Kyi

The Western media is portraying Myanmar’s recent elections as historic. One commentator described Myanmar as an “exuberant nation prepared for a new era of democracy and political freedom.” But one wonders what sort of democracy and political freedom can be borne of elections in which nearly a million voters were banned from casting their ballots and with the apparent victor already declaring herself above the law.

Sidestepping these inconvenient facts, the West is nonetheless excited about the prospect of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) taking power in Myanmar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow!! I never thought in my lifetime, I would ever have to say, "Watch out: here come the Buddhists!"

But unfortunately, for the Islamic Rohingya minority residents of Myanmar, who have been living here for hundreds of years, that seems to pretty much be the case right now.

Call me silly, but I frankly don't think that Buddha would very much approve of this at all; not one bit.

Nov 21 11:00

Overnight 'riot' leads to clash between pipeline protesters, law enforcement at bridge site

The burned out vehicles were the same ones the protesters burned on the bridge several days earlier. They are also killing local ranchers livestock! Alinskyite tactics people!

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Pipeline protesters attempted to remove burned out vehicles blocking the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806, which led to an hours-long standoff with police using fire hoses to repel protesters on Sunday night, Nov. 20.

Nov 21 10:57

Scott Hennen: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aided, trained by Seattle pros

How about some balanced coverage.

FARGO—It's been more than three months, and the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters who claim to be defending tribal lands and water have only escalated their tactics in Morton County, N.D.

Between setting fires that have made a bridge impassable, throwing Molotov cocktails at law enforcement and killing local livestock, these protesters have been causing fear, terror and economic devastation.

What I've also noticed is that these eco-terrorists seem well trained and well organized, as if professionals were helping them. Who might these professionals be?

The other day, I noticed someone in Bismarck wearing a fleece vest with a logo for "Pyramid Communications" and decided to look up who they were. Pyramid is a Seattle-based communications firm that claims to give "voice to good causes."

Nov 21 10:50

RON PAUL Calls Out The Real "Fake News" Sources And Journalists!

Ron Paul has compiled a list of the the real fake news sources and journalists. One thing you can say about Ron Paul is that he is an honest man.

Nov 21 10:49

POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN AMBUSH STYLE ATTACKS IN TEXAS, MISSOURI AND FLORIDA

A police officer was killed in Texas and another wounded in Missouri in apparently unrelated ambush-style shootings, while a third officer was shot and wounded in Florida, authorities said on Monday. The latest attacks on U.S. law enforcement revived painful memories of deadly ambushes targeting police in July in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Nov 21 10:48

Pakistan: India shells kill three children in Kashmir

An official in the Pakistani-administered area of Kashmir has accused Indian forces of firing mortar shells that targeted a village along the disputed Line of Control, leaving three children dead and three others injured.

"Two girls and their brother died when mortar shells fired by Indian troops hit their house in Kotli district along the Line of Control (LOC)," Raja Arif Mehmood, a local administration official, told AFP news agency on Saturday.

He said the eldest girl was aged 10 and the youngest girl was five.

"All belonged to the same family," he added.

Kashmir: Shelling forces thousands to flee their homes

Indian news sites citing government sources have also reported ongoing clashes in another Kashmir district, Pulwama, but made no mention of the three child deaths in Kotli.

The reports from Indian Express and Times of India claimed that armed men in the Kakapora area of Pulwama opened fire at Indian security forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi: sir, you have an opportunity to do something which is both morally right, but extremely politically dangerously for you.

So I would strongly encourage you to consider offering the Kashmiri people a referendum, as to whether they want to stay a part of India; align with Pakistan; or become independent.

This will not stop the bloodshed overnight, as we both understand, but will go a long way toward alleviating it, and give the Kashmiri people the chance to heal old wounds, and old political rivalries.

Not doing this risks escalating the probability of nuclear war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

Nov 21 10:44

POLICE LAUNCH HOURS-LONG ATTACK ON DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE RESISTANCE, INJURE OVER HUNDRED

Police in North Dakota surrounded hundreds of water protectors fighting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on a highway bridge and fired a water cannon, tear gas, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. During the assault, which lasted for hours, the police also threatened the group with a long-range acoustic device to further disorient them. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s emergency medical services deployed to treat dozens of individuals with injuries. For months, protests, including nonviolent direct action, have taken place with indigenous people, who will suffer the worst impact, at the forefront. An encampment called Sacred Stone Camp near the Standing Rock reservation has stood as a grand example of resistance.

Nov 21 10:35

STEVIE VAN ZANDT CALLS OUT CAST OF HAMILTON FOR BULLYING ITS AUDIENCE

Stevie Van Zandt, longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, actor, and activist, doesn’t have much in common politically with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, but apparently Mr. Van Zandt has even less in common with what he described as bullying tactics by the cast of the Broadway play Hamilton. The iconic rock guitarist blasted the Broadway ensemble for its lack of respect and then pushed back against anyone who thought that behavior was acceptable.

I Am A Patriot by Stevie Van Zandt. Listen to the words!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAoml0hC3Yw

Nov 21 10:26

Newborn Baby Died In Jail After Staff Refused Help To Laboring Mother, Former Inmate Says

A woman who was nine months pregnant and held at the Milwaukee County Jail in July said she notified a corrections officer that she was going into labor, but the officer laughed at her. Her newborn died later in the day, she says in a legal filing.

Shadé Swayzer, 30, has filed a notice of claim against the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, run by Sheriff David Clarke, alleging that the jail staff refused to respond to her request for medical attention when she said, at around midnight, that her waters had broke nand she was going into labor. She says she gave birth at around 4am, but did not receive attention for another two hours.

Nov 21 10:22

Gold Star Family Of Dead Soldier Booed By "Disgusting" Passengers On Flight To Meet Son's Remains

For unknown reasons, Perry said, the flight to Phoenix was 45 minutes late. The crew feared the delay might cause the Perry's miss their connecting flight.

So, when the plane landed in Phoenix, the captain made an announcement for all passengers to remain seated and to let a “special military family” exit the aircraft first, Perry said.

Several passengers in first class began to boo and complain, Perry said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shame on those first class passengers!

Nov 21 10:08

Why Are State Sponsors of Terrorism Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Dollars?

On Tuesday, in one of the first post-election warning shots fired across Team Trump’s bow, Senator John McCain warned the president-elect not to trust “a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America’s allies and attempted to undermine America’s elections.”

“At the very least, the price of another ‘reset’ would be complicity in Putin and Assad’s butchery of the Syrian people.

“That is an unacceptable price for a great nation. When America has been at its greatest, it is when we have stood on the side [of] those fighting tyranny,” McCain added. “That is where we must stand again.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Establishing a "no-fly" zone in Syria would translate as a war between Russia and the US; it would be one of the most stupid blunders President-Elect Trump could possibly make, and he knows it.

McCain is characteristically fact-deprived here, in his blithely ignoring the reality that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to mop up all the jihadists, including those trained and funded by the US

The other hard fact here is, there is no such thing as a "moderate jihadist" in Syria, as witnessed by so many of them incorporating into even more militant groups, and surrendering US-delivered weapons to them.

Nov 21 10:08

Riot Police Fire Water Cannon, Rubber Bullets at Unarmed Water Protectors

By Derrick Broze

Police have once again used violent tactics on water protectors as the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues into late November.

Since August, North Dakota police have employed many violent tactics against the Standing Rock Sioux and allied “water protectors” who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Sunday November 20, we witnessed an increase in the totalitarian tactics as the Morton County Sheriff’s office used rubber bullets, tear gas, and for the first time since conflicts began, a water cannon. There were also reports of “concussion grenades” or stun grenades being thrown by police...

Nov 21 10:04

White nationalists dress up and come to Washington in hopes of influencing Trump

Inside a beige meeting room at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the buttoned-down millennials, in their dark suits and ties, settled in for the long conference day ahead.

Nov 21 10:04

Man sets himself on fire in Akron after post-election rant

A Vietnam veteran is being treated for burns after he set himself on fire in Akron Saturday morning.
Police say the man ranted about post-election protests before dousing himself in gasoline.

Nov 21 09:44

Israel Officials Cheer Trump’s ‘Pro-Israel’ Security Picks

Israeli officials quoted by the nation’s Army Radio are said to be quite pleased with President-elect Donald Trump’s early foreign policy related picks, Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R – KS) as CIA Director, seeing both as “supporters of Israeli policy.”

Pompeo appears to be the main focus of these comments, with his outspoken hostility toward Iran, and his repeated calls to immediate end the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. Ironically, this has secured him the position of “pro-Israel” despite Netanyahu being opposed to tearing up the P5+1 deal.

Flynn’s position on Israel is less clear, as he hasn’t spoken on them in great detail. Israeli media outlets suggested the government is likely keen on him because of a past Islamophobic Tweet, in which he declared fear of Muslims to be “rational.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If my read on this situation is correct (and I sure to heck hope it is not), we will see more serial Israeli genocide against the Palestinians, and the most complete destruction of Gaza humanly possible.

This will be coupled with more brisk annexations of West Bank and East Jerusalem, and a monumental building program for Settlers on what is legally described, internationally, as Palestinian land.

IF this is what Trump settles for in Israel, it will be a profound disappointment to all Palestinians, and to all the countries in the Middle East.

But worse, such a decision will, again, demonstrate that despite a change in government in the US, ultimately, the US government is either impotent to change Israel's behaviour, or that it just doesn't really care about ratcheting down tensions in the region which could, potentially, fuel yet another war in the Middle East.

Nov 21 09:08

Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From HBO's "The Newsroom." It was a great series, and I wish they would bring it back.

Nov 21 09:08

Second Chinese Firm in a Week Found Hiding Backdoor in Firmware of Android Devices

Security researchers have discovered that third-party firmware included with over 2.8 million low-end Android smartphones allows attackers to compromise Over-the-Air (OTA) update operations and execute commands on the target's phone with root privileges.

Mobile experts from Anubis Networks discovered the problem this week. This is the second issue of its kind that came to light this week after researchers from Kryptowire discovered a similar secret backdoor in the firmware of Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd..

This time around, the problem affected Android firmware created by another Chinese company named Ragentek Group.

Ragentek firmware uses an unencrypted OTA update procedure
Researchers say they've discovered the issue after one of their researchers bought a BLU Studio G smartphone from Best Buy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The security implications are intense here for Android users.

Nov 21 09:04

MIKE PENCE’S ROLE MODEL IS DICK CHENEY

I wonder what libertarians who supported the Trump campaign think now.

Trump’s vice president holds the neocon warmonger Dick Cheney in high regard.

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Pence admires vice presidents who are “able to take the vision of the president and champion that on Capitol Hill,” ABC News reports.

Cheney did not take George W. Bush’s “vision” to Congress. Cheney and his cabal of neocons used Bush and his administration to launch the war on terror, invade Afghanistan and Iraq (more than a million dead in the latter), direct the CIA to create an unmanned aerial assassination force (that has killed Americans without due process), and accelerate a police and surveillance state at home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The difference here, and thank heaven for this, is that President-elect Trump is NOT George Bush, and as of right now, I firmly believe that he will not allow himself, or his vision for the country, be manipulated.

But should I see this shifting, once Trump has taken the Oath of Office, I will find myself profoundly disappointed with the reality that, once again, the American people will have been "had" by a candidate who said anything he thought would get him elected, then turn on that electorate by doing the polar opposite of what he promised to do.

Nov 21 08:53

WHY BILLIONAIRE “PHILANTHROPIST” BILL GATES LOVES INDIA’S DEMONETIZATION PROGRAM

But in India, a large cross-section of the professional classes supports the government’s anti-corruption drive, in spite of the disruption it has caused. How long they remain supportive will entirely depend on the legislation’s impact on corruption at the top of Indian society as well as the government’s ability to restore some semblance of order.

Another person who has come out strongly in favor of the government’s actions, for very different reasons, is the world’s richest (official) billionaire, Bill Gates, who just happened to be in India on business a few days after the government’s decree.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The death of cash will result in a thriving underground barter system, with its own values and practices.

And also, the death of cash will not end corruption, because corruption will just find another high tech way to thrive without cash; after all; criminals have some of the most highly encrypted, highly evolved computer security systems in the world right now, which are impervious to outside attempts to hack into them.

Nov 21 08:52

Mike Pence Shows True Class Discussing 'Hamilton' Booing

Pence on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. This is good leadership.

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Nov 21 08:42

Is Glyphosate – Think Roundup® – On Your Dinner Plate?

As we sit down to eat dinner, do we ever think of what’s in our food besides vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein, roughage and calories? Very few of us, I’d imagine, are aware of the fact that more than we know, not only lurks in most of the food chain, but also…

Nov 21 08:41

ABQ POLICE DEPT WAS JUST CAUGHT ILLEGALLY DELETING & EDITING VIDEOS OF THEM KILLING PEOPLE

On March 16, 2014, Albuquerque police officers executed James Boyd for illegal camping. The entire incident was captured on the officer’s body cam which led to the now-retired Officer Keith Sandy and Officer Dominique Perez being charged with the murder of the 38-year-old homeless man suffering schizophrenia in August last year. It also started a firestorm of backlash against police and a nationwide demand for cops to wear body cams. However, the additional accountability of police filming themselves has been brought into question as the Albuquerque police department has just been caught ‘deleting, encrypting, altering, and destroying’ these very videos.

The department’s former records supervisor has alleged in a sworn affidavit that Albuquerque Police Department officials have altered and, in some cases, deleted videos that showed several controversial incidents, including at least two police shootings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Apparently, the State of New Mexico has morphed from "The Land of Enchantment" to the "Land of Disenchantment", when it comes to policing standards and practices.

Knowing this, I would never want to vacation there again, or attend a symposium in this state at all, because I understand the degree to which doing so could be extraordinarily hazardous to my health, even if I would not be doing anything illegal.

Nov 21 08:01

‘Trump is president … they’ll deport you soon’: Man filmed unloading on Arab Uber driver

A man was recorded on video lashing out at another motorist while at a stop light in a New York neighborhood.
The man, who was driving a white sport-utility vehicle, can be heard calling another driver an “Arab, a “terrorist” and a “loser.”
“Trump is president, [expletive]! So you can kiss your [expletive] visa goodbye, scumbag,” the man said. “They’ll deport you soon. Don’t worry, you [expletive] terrorist.”

Nov 21 08:01

Police, citing ‘ongoing riot,’ use water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in freezing weather

Tensions over the Dakota Access oil pipeline flared again Sunday when North Dakota law enforcement used water cannons to disperse a group of about 400 protesters trying to move past a barricaded bridge toward construction sites for the controversial project.

Nov 21 06:52

YUUUGE! 700,000 Strong This Should Be An Inspiration To The World. Protest Video From South Korea.

This is mind blowing! I know we have had some big movements in DC but I have never seen anything like this.

Nov 21 06:52

Washington pot sales surpass $200M in one quarter

Sales of marijuana products are nipping at the heels of hard alcohol and have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter.
Residents and visitors bought more marijuana than ever before in the second quarter of 2016, based on an analysis of purchase and tax records from two state agencies.

Nov 21 06:51

Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also said he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia.

Nov 21 05:17

TMZ's Harvey Levin's 38-Minute Interview With Donald Trump

Attorney Harvey Levin recently conducted a fast-paced interview with President-elect Donald Trump. Levin is the former host of 'The People's Court' and creator of the Hollywood gossip show TMZ.

Nov 20 20:36

Trump’s top Pentagon pick said settlements were creating ‘apartheid’

This guy,they aren't mad about so to speak.

Retired Marine Corps general James Mattis, seen as front-runner for defense secretary post, also insisted the US pays a price in Middle East for its support of Israel

Nov 20 20:25

Report: Israel Welcomes Trump’s Security Picks

The Times of Israel reports: Israel welcomed US President-elect Donald Trump’s new round of appointments to top administration positions, a source in Jerusalem said Saturday, as a former general known for his anti-Islam rhetoric and a strident opponent of the Iran nuclear deal were tapped for top defense positions.

www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-said-to-welcome-trumps-pro-israel-secu...

Nov 20 20:14

Snoping Snopes: Site Reports On Trump University Without Fact Checking Fake Liberal News

The so-called "legitimate fact checker" fails to do a fact check on liberal propaganda and instead reports on Trump University with liberal bias.

As the mainstream media runs amuck with it's crackdown on fake news critics are claiming the crackdown is nothing more than a free speech crackdown on conversation speech.

Facebook CEO has outlined a plan for cracking down on fake news which urges users to use "legitamte fact checking organizations" such as Snopes and Politifact to verify the authenticity of a story.

Critics note, however, that that the fact checking from these organizations have been been just as highly biased against Donald Trump and in Hillary's favor as the corporate media coverage.

Nov 20 17:54

San Antonio Police Officer Executed Outside Headquarters

Obama and Black Lives Matter own this crime...

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Nov 20 16:49

Kayne West Blasts Media In Epic Rant – This is a Matrix Moment Ya’ll Been Lied To

Kayne West goes on another epic rant informing his fans the media has lied to them over and over again and tells the crowd they need to come to terms with reality.

In another epic rant Kayne West told his crowd in Sacramento last night that we are in “a moment in the matrix” and people need to “admit their own falsehoods” to to come to terms with reality because the media has lied to “them over and over and over again.”

In the rant Kayne expressed humility and humbleness and called for unity and like mindedness for every to engage in the the kind of thinking that is needed to Make America Great Again so and strive to build a Utopia on earth within the next 100 years.

In his rant he blasts Hillary Clinton as a relic of the past and the media is following her old ways and if they don’t change they media will get “Hillary Clintoned”

Nov 20 15:46

BIAS IN EDUCATION -- San Fran Schools Teaching A Curriculum That Says Trump Is Sexist And Racist ...

We need to drain the academic swamp. This is pretty ridiculous on its face.

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Nov 20 15:39

Nassim 'Black Swan' Taleb Sums Up Obama's Legacy In 3 Painfully "Real" Tweets

Having previously exposed the "intellectual-yet-idiot" class, Nassim Taleb unleashes his acerbic tone in 3 painfully "real news" tweets on President Obama's legacy...

Obama:
Protected banksters (largest bonus pool in 2010)
"Helped" Libya
Served AlQaeda/SaudiBarbaria(Syria & Yemen) https://t.co/bcNMhDgmuo

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) November 19, 2016

2) (Cont) But in the end what Obama did that is unforgivable is increasing centralization in a complex system.

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) November 19, 2016

3) Don't fughet Obama is leaving us a Ponzi scheme, added ~8 trillions in debt with rates at 0. If they rise, costs of deficit explode...

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) November 20, 2016

Nov 20 15:01

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

James Dorsey explains why changes to workers’ conditions introduced by Qatar as part of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights have yet to convince many that they are only the beginning of a process that will ultimately lead to true reform.

Nov 20 14:25

Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for attorney general alarms cannabis industry officials

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

Marijuana industry officials reacted with alarm Friday to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, citing the Alabama lawmaker’s hostile attitude toward cannabis and MJ legalization.

Industry leaders attending this week’s Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas voiced concern that Sessions would lead a new crackdown on marijuana business in states that have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana.

Nov 20 14:19

Ari Emanuel Meets With Donald Trump, But Not for a Cabinet Position

WME/IMG co-CEO Ari Emanuel chatted with Donald Trump as the president-elect held a series of meetings at his New Jersey golf club on Sunday.

Despite some speculation, however, the meeting was not in regards to a potential cabinet position for Hollywood big-wig Emanuel, a source tells Variety. Rather, Emanuel simply wanted to meet with Trump to address some concerns, and provide his point-of-view to Trump as he forms his new administration.

Emanuel is a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. His brother Rahm Emanuel was President Obama’s chief of staff and is now the mayor of Chicago.

Nov 20 13:59

Stop Neocon Nikki Haley From Being Appointed By President Trump

As you may have seen on the national news in the past several days, South Carolina's NeoCon GOP governor, Nikki Haley, is attempting to weave her way into an appointment in the Trump administration. This is the LAST THING that true conservatives need. Nikki Haley is a proven NeoCon and will be a tool of the globalists to undermine everything that you sent President Trump to Washington to accomplish.

WE MUST NOT ALLOW NIKKI HALEY TO BE APPOINTED TO ANY KEY POSITION.

This is time sensitive. You must act immediately if you want to prevent this. The appointment could come within hours.

Friends and Fellow Patriots,

I have been asked by my friends in South Carolina to share a very important message with you today about the dangerous NeoCon Nikki Haley.

Nov 20 13:05

Netanyahu to Tell Trump Not to Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal

Listen to this guy Donald. Those guys you appointed,not so much!

Israeli officials have told reporters that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking with his national security team on making plans for exactly what they’re going to demand President-elect Donald Trump do to Iran. Surprisingly, it’s not going to include killing the P5+1 nuclear deal.

Nov 20 12:31

FBI Alert Police Of Thanksgiving Terror Attacks... Shopping Malls, Special Events

FBI Warns Of Thanksgiving Terror Potential; Walsh Says No Specific Threat To Boston

Nov 20 12:24

Twitter Verifies Muslim Brotherhood Account After Purging Conservatives

Twitter just verifed @Ikhwanweb as official Muslim Brotherhood account “Jihad is our way” but conservatives are purged. Let this sink in.

Not only have conservative accounts been purged on Twitter, numerous social networks and the corporate media have launched a campaign to smear numerous conservative websites as being fake news and are making platform changes to censor their free speech and economically disable their sites.

Nov 20 12:19

Russian government spokesperson says 'the Jews' knew Donald Trump would win US election

Nope! Putin and Lavrov have not been fooled.

Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman has claimed “the Jews” knew Donald Trump would win the US election.

Maria Zakharova told a TV chat show in Russia that to gauge such political outcomes in the future, “don’t read the mainstream newspapers”.

“Our people in Brighton [Beach] will tell you everything,” she said, referring to a district of New York which is home to a large number of Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union.

Putting on a mock-Jewish accent, the 40-year-old said Jewish people had told her: “‘Understand this – we'll donate to Clinton, of course. But we'll give the Republicans twice that amount.’

“That was it. The matter was settled for me, personally.”

Nov 20 12:15

Neocon ‘Blasts from the Past’ Threaten to Undermine Trump Presidency

During his uphill campaign for the Republican Party presidential nomination and subsequent race for the White House, president-elect Donald Trump called NATO «obsolete», implied that Russia had not committed «aggression» by re-incorporating Crimea following a popular referendum in that region, and proclaimed he would be an «honest broker» in negotiations between Israel and Palestine. These may be mere words, not backed up by U.S. foreign policy changes, if Trump continues to bring discredited neo-conservatives – neocons – from the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush into his inner circle of advisers and, potentially, into senior national security and foreign policy positions in his administration.

Nov 20 10:50

Donald Trump's message to Jerusalem rally

We have been had. This is real news! I thought we needed a President who was first,second and last for America,not Israel!

Nov 20 10:06

Turkish Media Lights Up with Gen. Michael Flynn’s Call to Extradite Gulen

Check the comments.

Turkish media have picked up an opinion piece by key Trump foreign policy adviser Gen. Michael Flynn calling for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, while at least one Turkish official has expressed eagerness to work with an incoming Trump administration to have the cleric returned to his home country.

Nov 20 10:01

Malaysian protesters march against Prime Minister Najib

Tens of thousands of protesters, undeterred by the arrests of opposition leaders, marched in Malaysia's capital on Saturday demanding that Prime Minister Najib Razak step down.

Protesters clad in yellow shirts marched through the heart of Kuala Lumpur bringing traffic to a standstill in several tourist spots, wrapping up peacefully in front of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers after an initial plan to assemble at Independence Square was thwarted by police.

Najib has faced criticism since the Wall Street Journal reported last year that around $700 million from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was diverted into the personal bank account of the prime minister.

Najib ran into further trouble when lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July said over $3.5 billion was stolen from 1MDB, which was founded by Najib, and that some of those funds flowed into the accounts of "Malaysian Official 1", whom U.S. and Malaysian officials have identified as Najib.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks to me as though Najib's government itself is the extremist and corrupt element here.

Nov 20 09:59

TURKISH CLIENT PAID TRUMP ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S COMPANY “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF DOLLARS FOR LOBBYING

DONALD TRUMP HAS repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption. The new ethics pledge he announced Wednesday would prohibit registered lobbyists from working for his transition team or administration.

But Trump’s supposed aversion to lobbyists has not harmed the fortunes of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s earliest and most visible supporters, now a vice chair of the transition team and a rumored frontrunner for the influential post of national security adviser.

On election day, Flynn published an opinion piece for The Hill urging U.S. support for Turkey’s controversial strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and pushing for the extradition of Erdogan’s political rival, Fethullah Gülen, who now resides in Pennsylvania.

Nov 20 09:56

Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.

PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.

In a 2014 letter, Pompeo accused Snowden of “intentional distortion of truth that he and his media enablers have engaged in.” Pompeo supports virtually no legal barriers to having the NSA spy on Americans, and has alarmed civil liberties advocates with many of the positions he has taken while serving on the House Intelligence Committee. Not only has he argued that the NSA should resume its phone records program, he has called on Congress to “pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, as Pompeo asserts that what CIA torturers do to their victims to obtain confessions is absolutely not torture, I would politely invite him to have it done publicly to his most immediate family while he is observing these actions, and then make the determination as to whether or not it is torture.

Nov 20 09:46

The West Is Finally Fighting Back against Militant Islam

General Michael Flynn has been offered the post of national security adviser in Donald Trump’s administration. Flynn is a senior intelligence officer and during the election campaign he was vociferous in his denunciation of Hillary Clinton, even leading the chants for her to be locked up.

He is also a long-standing critic of Obama’s military policies – or what he regards as the lack of them. In particular he has called for a fiercer response to Islamic State.

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You mean the Islamic state that was covertly being funded and armed by Obama and Hillary? THAT Islamic State?

Nov 20 09:44

The U.S. Remains Deeply Complicit in the War on Yemen

The atrocious U.S.-backed war on Yemen hasn’t ended. The New York Times reports on the use of U.S. weapons sold to the Saudi-led coalition to attack critical infrastructure and purely civilian targets:

But instead of defeating the rebels, the campaign has sunk into a grinding stalemate, systematically obliterating Yemen’s already bare-bones economy. The coalition has destroyed a wide variety of civilian targets that critics say have no clear link to the rebels.

It has hit hospitals and schools. It has destroyed bridges, power stations, poultry farms, a key seaport and factories that produce yogurt, tea, tissues, ceramics, Coca-Cola and potato chips. It has bombed weddings and a funeral.

The bombing campaign has exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in the Arab world’s poorest country, where cholera is spreading, millions of people are struggling to get enough food, and malnourished babies are overwhelming hospitals, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here, folks, is what your US government has enabled, and endorses in Yemen: massive starvation of Yemeni kids:

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war

No, folks, these images have not been photoshopped; this is the outcome President Obama, a father himself, thinks is a perfectly fine outcome for Yemeni children, death by starvation.

Are you angry yet?!? If not, you should be; enough to call your senators and congressional representatives-elect, and tell them, STOP THIS GENOCIDE!!

Nov 20 09:37

Gold Star family exiting plane to meet soldier's remains is booed by first class passengers

Perry, an ex-Marine who lives in Stockton, said the flight to Phoenix was 45 minutes late and the crew, fearing the Gold Star family could miss their connecting flight, made an announcement for passengers to remain seated to let a "special military family" deplane first.

Perry said several passengers in first class booed, complaining that it was "baloney" and that they paid first-class fares. He said he doesn't know if the passengers from Sacramento knew there was a Gold Star family on board or whether people sitting in the coach section complained.

"It was just disgusting behavior from people in first class; it was terrible to see," Perry said.

Perry, 30, and another American soldier died of injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device Nov. 12 inside Bagram Airfield.

The husband and father of two young children died a hero, his father said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is truly a window on the mind set of the money junkies, traveling first-class.
They don't want to understand that all wars are economic, and it is our military who ultimately pay the price. All of you who read this blog know that I abhor war as a way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences.

But when our soldiers die, in this country's wars, and loved ones are attempting to collect what is left of them, dammit, be respectful!! That the first class passengers' response to a small delay was to boo the grieving family is so completely declasse', childish, and out of touch, one hardly knows where to begin.

But then again, that's the money junkies for you!!

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