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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 27 13:33

VIDEO | Pelosi Calls Conyers ‘An American Icon,’ Says Franken Shouldn’t Resign, Gets Busted For Hypocrisy On Bill Clinton

Here's Pelosi's Meet The Press appearance yesterday that caused all the outrage.

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Nov 27 12:36

MILO YIANNOPOULOS ANNIHILATES FEMINIST WINDBAG

This is so good. Milo has his 'A-Game' here. It's not even a fair fight.

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Nov 27 12:00

John Conyers Resigns Position As Top Democrat On House Judiciary Committee…

This 'touch my penis' geezer has been in Congress for 52 years, and his wife spent 3 years in federal prison for bribery and racketeering.

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Nov 27 11:43

Pakistan Protests Swell Into Nationwide Chaos: Islamabad Protests Spreading Precipitously

In early November, from 2,000 protesters from the Tehreek-e Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLY) began a sit-in in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The protesters, led by cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, were originally provoked by a minor change to the oath for election candidates.

Though the government has already reversed the oath change, the TLY has kept the protest going, with Rizvi saying they want the resignation of the Law Minister, and that they need to “defend the honor of the Prophet.”

Officials had for weeks tried to placate them, offering talks, and even an apology from the Law Minister. On Saturday, however, police and paramilitary forces tried to push them off the streets, and that went very poorly.

After violent exchanges in the streets, more protesters are in the streets than ever, and Islamabad’s protest is now just the largest of several protests across the country, threatening to bring multiple cities grinding to a halt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are we looking at a potential regime change in Islamabad?!?

This is who these people are, what they believe, and what they are demanding of the government:

The Tehreek-e-Labaik

They are looking for a complete return to Sharia law in Pakistan, through legal process, and to fight back against any human rights gains made by Pakistani women in the last couple of decades.

Nov 27 11:35

MAN GETS 20 YEARS AFTER $35 ROBBERY

Nov 27 11:32

Saudi-led ‘Arab NATO’ declares total war on terrorism; Iran, Iraq & Syria not invited

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman has vowed to “wipe” terrorists from the “face of the earth” using resources available to the Islamic Military Alliance, a so-called ‘Arab NATO’ which claims to be targeting a “faceless enemy,” rather than any particular “sect” or “country.”

Formed in 2015 by then-deputy Crown Prince and defense minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, the IMA has so far only functioned on paper. Now the Crown Prince wants to take his brainchild to the next level by declaring a total “war against terrorism,” during the Sunday summit of IMA, also referred to as the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) or the “Arab NATO.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OH, REALLY?!?!?

Forgive me, but I am nearly close to choking from nausea, invoked by the glaring hipocrisy of the words coming out of this guy's mouth, relative to the hellish realities on the ground he has created for the people of Yemen.

So please: when does Prince Salman intend to announce the end of the terror he and his coalition are raining down on Yemen with these damnable bombing raids, which are killing civillian women, children, and the medically fragile elderly here?!?

When will he stop the US-enabled blockades of Yemeni ports, leading to massive deaths by malnutrition?!?

And when will he get a reasonable, and rapid, medical response going to the horrific outbreak of cholera, which is killing thousands in Yemen?!?

Prince MBS, if you want to stop a lot of terror in the region, you had better damned well take a good, long look in a mirrior first.

Nov 27 11:25

Morrissey Would Kill Donald Trump for Humanity / Defends Kevin Spacey

Morrissey is making headlines for defending Kevin Spacey against allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. The former frontman of The Smiths told Spiegel last week that Spacey was being “attacked unnecessarily . . . .

Nov 27 11:18

THE DARK INEVITABILITY OF ZIONISM

Put broadly, BDS is an effort to help save the positive potential inherent in modern post-colonial society: the civilizing potential to be found in international law, in human and civil rights, in a benevolent and egalitarian rule of law for all of us.

So successful has BDS been to date, and so much potential does it have to help force Israel down the same road as white-ruled South Africa, that Israel and its surrogates in the U.S. and Europe are willing to undermine the very laws and rights that help uphold what freedoms there are within the public realm. For instance, in the U.S., the very right to engage in such a boycott is under Zionist attack, and by extension, so is the constitutional protection to free speech. American Zionists seem willing to subvert their own constitutional protections in order to support a racist foreign state.

Nov 27 11:11

SAUDIS WOO TORY MPS WITH LAVISH DINNERS & HOTELS AS 20 MILLION YEMENIS STARVE

The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation, but some UK parliamentarians prefer not to notice, instead filling up their bellies with the help of royal hospitality of Riyadh, measuring in tens of thousands of pounds.

According to the Middle East Eye, members of UK parliament have accepted some £94,189 ($126,939) worth of luxury hotel stays, lavish dinners, business class flights, donations and other forms of hospitality from the Saudi government this year alone.

So far this year, 13 Conservative MPs have accepted the royal welcome, as well as one Labour MP, who reportedly got a donation worth £6,722 ($8,964), from the Saudi Kingdom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

-Proving again that American politicians aren't the only ones for sale, or who have had their conciences collective surgically removed!!

Nov 27 11:04

SAUDI ARABIA’S COALITION CRUMBLES IN YEMEN. 5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM A FAILED WAR

Middle East Eye editor-in-chief David Hearst notes that “All in all, the first military venture to be launched by the 32-year-old Saudi prince as defense minister is a tactical and strategic shambles.”

The Saudi war is heavily backed by the United States and the United Kingdom.

Zerohedge reports on MBS’ disastrous and illegal military adventure in Yemen that is killing millions of civilians and bankrupting the Saudi Kingdom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good that the coalition appears to be crumbling.

I, very frankly, hate being a citizen of a country colluding with Saudi Arabia in war crimes in Yemen. And I link back to these images again and again, because I think the American people need to be having a very honest dialogue about what is being done, with our tax dollars and in our names in the Middle East.

It is financially very profitable for the US merchants of death to continue to supply Saudi Arabia with the bombs and bullets which kill, and maim for life, innocent infants, toddlers, women, and the medically fragile elderly.

These same corporations, the heads of which have all had their consciences surgically removed before taking office, contribute generously to both parties, so why shouldn't the assassinations of Yemeni innocents continue, as long as they are profitable?!? That is the only thing that matters anymore in American society, profitability, right?!?

Here is what that "profitability" is looking like to Yemeni kids these days:

Images:Yemeni children being killed and maimed for life in Saudi bombings

More images: Yemeni children being killed and maimed for life from Saudi bombings

Nov 27 11:01

Keystone Spills Massively Exceed Pre-Construction Estimates

The operators of the 2,147-mile Keystone pipeline underreported the risks of oil spills to regulators, internal documents have revealed, casting a shadow over the proposed Keystone XL expansion.

Nov 27 10:54

Why Trump Gets An A+ For Judicial Nominees…

Winning big in the Judiciary while the media chases Trump's latest tweet.

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Nov 27 10:50

U.K. Begins Another Gun Surrender Initiative Amid Increase in Gun Crime

The United Kingdom's National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is conducting a new gun surrender program from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26 after gun crime in England and Wales increased by more than a quarter in the past year.

The Office for National Statistics found a 27 percent increase in crimes involving firearms during its most recent review of crime data. Despite a near ban on the civilian ownership of handguns the review found crimes committed with handguns increased by 25 percent and accounted for the majority of gun crimes. The agency said the increases in 2016 were part of a multiyear trend.

"The latest rise continues an upward trend seen in firearms offences in the last few years, however, offences are still 31 percent below a decade ago," the most recent annual report from the agency said. "Over the last year, over two-thirds (32 of the 439) of police forces recorded a rise in offences involving firearms."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the knotheads in NABIS; the baddies will not surrender their guns, making the next rise in gun crime after this "surrender" a dead moral certainty!!

Nov 27 10:45

AMERICA’S SECRET WEAPON IN THE OIL WAR

As Saudi Arabia spins from crisis to crisis, U.S. oil hasn’t missed a beat. It’s stronger and more resilient than ever--and it has nothing to do with OPEC oil production cuts.

In this war, U.S. oil wins, and the recent purge of billionaire princes in Saudi Arabia is icing on the cake.

But when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrested key members of the royal family on corruption charges two weeks ago all of them his rivals--oil shot up. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spiked more than $2 a barrel, closing around $57 a barrel—a nearly two-year high.

OPEC cuts have done little to boost oil prices, and Royal Family arrests are welcome news for oil tycoons the world over, but it’s still not what’s kept the U.S. on the winning side in this war: Fracking bust the U.S. through the front line, and major advancements in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are cementing the victory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this technology works as advertised, this will be a major, positive step for the oil industry.

Nov 27 10:43

Van Tries To Cut Off President’s Motorcade…

The Resistance has no shame - expletives and middle fingers included.

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Nov 27 10:42

Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

The Canadian company is now seeking to expand the pipeline system linking Alberta’s oil fields to U.S. refineries with its proposed Keystone XL project, which has U.S. President Donald Trump’s backing.

The existing 2,147-mile (3,455 km) Keystone system from Hardisty, Alberta, to the Texas coast has had three significant leaks in the United States since it began operating in 2010, including a 5,000-barrel spill this month in rural South Dakota, and two others, each about 400 barrels, in South Dakota in 2016 and North Dakota in 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised by this?!?

Nov 27 09:24

Susan Sarandon Says 'We Would Be At War' If Hillary Clinton Had Won

Actress Susan Sarandon doesn’t seem to have any regrets over her staunch opposition to Hillary Clinton during last year’s election.
“I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president],” she told the Guardian. “It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”

Nov 27 09:23

3 Teens Plotted to Kill New Classmate Who 'Disrupted' Social Order: Police

Three teenagers were discovered to have allegedly plotted to murder a classmate who they said “disrupted the flow” of social order at their Washington State school, authorities said.

Nov 27 08:14

Homeless veteran who received over $360K now wants to pay it forward, 'I just want to do the right thing'

A homeless veteran, who received a reward he never expected after he spent his last $20 to help a stranded woman buy gas, now says he wants to touch other people's lives the way his was touched.

Nov 27 08:14

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

Nov 27 08:11

Founder of non profit “Unlocking Autism” found dead in canal ruled days later as accident

Beck was traveling with her son, who is autistic. Police say she went outside to smoke but never came back. The next night, police found her deceased in a canal behind the Rodeway Inn where they were staying. 1 Police said almost immediately they do not suspect foul play, which many experts have found absurd.

We have talked to several in Beck’s camp, one of whom said that if she were murdered, they do not believe it had anything to do with her autism advocacy.

Nov 27 07:51

Holocaust survivor: I'm giving $1 million to help wounded American veterans, to express my thanks

At 83 years old, I am one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors – thanks to the American troops who rescued me in what seems like a lifetime ago.
Since World War II, I’ve felt a deep connection to American troops for saving my life – a feeling that resurfaces every year on Veterans Day and throughout the holiday giving season.
And so this year I’m saying “thank you” to the American soldiers of the 1940s by donating $1 million to organizations serving wounded American veterans today.

Nov 27 07:50

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.

Nov 27 07:40

They're Trying to Ban Another Harmless Plant That Helps People - Truthstream Media


There is a solution to these buttheads that has been around for awhile. Ole Étienne de La Boétie wrote it out some time ago in his "The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude"

https://mises.org/library/politics-obedience-discourse-voluntary-servi...

Nov 27 07:37

Liberal media airs segment calling for entire Republican Party to be jailed

During a segment on Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” the liberal network allowed a Democratic pollster to call for his political enemies to be arrested and put in prison for failing to adhere to a variety of left-wing viewpoints.

Nov 27 07:31

California Church Pressured to Stop Serving Meals to the Homeless Because it Lures the Needy

A church in the upscale neighborhood of Malibu, California has been told by officials to stop serving food to the homeless because they were attracting too many homeless people.

Nov 27 07:30

More Than 180 Women Across the US Have Reported Sexual Assault at Massage Envy

A new investigation from BuzzFeed News found that more than 180 U.S. women have filed sexual-assault lawsuits, police reports, and state-board complaints against Massage Envy, the country’s largest massage franchise that promotes affordable services at its 1,200 spas nationwide. The reports have been filed against the national company, individual spas, and their employees.

Nov 27 06:46

Mail carriers accuse USPS of faking Amazon delivery records so customers don't get free stuff

Getting an Amazon package after it's due may come with a silver lining.

CBS46 is uncovering how post offices in every corner of metro Atlanta are running behind schedule on deliveries, and if you're expecting to get something important in the mail, it's frustrating.

Nov 27 06:46

Norway's $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Steps Up 'No' Votes on CEO Pay

When Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said it wanted companies to curb excessive and opaque top-management pay, it meant business.

Nov 26 20:52

What to expect when ‘We the People’ win over illegal .01% US rogue state empire: 1) temporary depression, 2) massive Truth, 3) unimaginable inspiration/breakthroughs. Are you ready?

*hyperlinks live at source*

The US is an lying and illegal rogue state empire (full documentation and video walkthrough here). This is ongoing history of empire: taking over as much of the world possible to control resources (natural and humans as work animals), and with propaganda in corporate media and public education for pretense of a constitutional republic. Importantly, the Roman Empire devolved from a republic into tragic-comic .01% oligarchic “eat their own” self-destruction, as did ancient Greek democracy voting for the death of Socrates rather than face his obvious questions about virtue within that wanna-be empire.

There are three possible outcomes of this human condition:
The empire wins, with tighter control over We the People to serve them.
We the People win, after an Emperor’s New Clothes breakthrough of truth and .01% arrests for obvious crimes centered in war, looting, and lying.

Nov 26 14:42

Where is Zionism taking us?

Lawrence Davidson says given the Zionist lobbies' hold on governments and their subversion of human rights institutions, the onus is on organised civil society, mainly BDS, to end apartheid in Israel and restore Palestinian rights.>>

Nov 26 10:26

Desperate for electricity, Puerto Rico children's hospital goes solar

Puerto Rico is slowly rebuilding its electrical grid and the generating stations damaged by hurricane Maria, but for some residents the sun holds the best promise of restoring light.

Nov 26 10:26

World's richest are waging war on the poor, says Columbia University professor

The world's richest people are waging a war on poor people, a Columbia University economics professor has said.
Jeffrey Sachs urged Republican senators not to support tax cuts or proposed changes to health care, which he warned were examples of "populism by the super rich."

Nov 26 09:53

Judge Jeanine Has A Solution To Sexual Harassment In Congress

This should solve the problem pretty quickly.

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Nov 26 09:47

Colorado Man Sentenced To Longest Human Trafficking Sentence In U.S. History

A convicted child sex trafficker from Colorado was sentenced to 472 years in prison on Tuesday, the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in U.S. history.

Nov 26 09:47

‘Organic’ Eggs Don’t Require Chickens To Have Open-Air Pens, USDA Says

Strolling through a flock of free-roaming rust-colored hens, Christopher Nichols admits that no one truly knows whether his chickens are happier because they can strut around and wander outside.

Nov 26 09:24

Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child

The minister accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl had sex with her at least four times and fathered the child of the girl, who had just turned 15 when she birthed the child in September, new police documents reveal.

Nov 26 09:24

US tobacco companies forced to run ads admitting cigarettes are addictive and smoking kills

Millions of Americans have opened their Sunday morning newspapers to find full page advertisements from tobacco companies with statements saying that smoking kills and cigarettes are intentionally designed to get people addicted.

Nov 26 09:18

Alan Dershowitz On Possibility Flynn Could Turn On Trump

Excellent case analysis. This is good tv.

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Nov 26 09:17

Judge Jeanine: Washington is a swamp in more ways than one

Fox News host Judge Jeanine laid her plan to tax the “deviants” in Washington for what their scandals have cost the American people on her Saturday broadcast of “Justice.”

Nov 26 09:16

Camouflaged Police With Assault Weapons To Patrol NT Streets At Night To Reduce Youth Crime

The Northern Territory's Police Commissioner has revealed plans to send a unit of camouflaged, specialised police with military-grade assault weapons to patrol Darwin and Alice Springs at night.

Nov 26 09:16

Nazis Are Just Like You And Me, Except They're Nazis

“The water is almost ready,” he said, bending down to look for the little bubbles. “Once you see the bubbles rising to the surface, you know the water is hot enough to cook the pasta.”

Nov 26 09:04

11/25/2017 — ALABAMA MYSTERY “BOOMS” SOLVED — “BAMA BOOMS” FROM SEISMIC PRESSURE TRANSFER

“Residents in Alabama were shaken Tuesday afternoon when a mysterious boom jolted the central part of the state.

AL.com reported that NASA scientists were stumped, but reported that evidence points to a sonic boom from an aircraft or a meteor.”

Nov 26 08:59

'I'm Tired of You All.' Man Kills 8-Year-Old Twin Boys and Himself in Fire, Police Say

Greek police say an air force non-commissioned officer has set fire to his apartment, killing himself and his 8-year-old twin boys.

Nov 26 08:59

Amazon Workers Go On Strike Just As CEO Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth Reaches $100 Billion

On one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, Black Friday, thousands of Amazon employees decided it was also a good day to walk off the job. Warehouse workers in several distribution centers in Germany and Italy took the day off to demand higher wages and better treatment. In sharp contrast, on the same day, the net worth of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos hovered around $100 billion, easily making him the wealthiest person on the planet.

Nov 26 08:53

Millions of donkeys 'beaten to death with hammers' to make traditional Chinese medicine

New footage released by animal rights group PETA shows donkeysin Chinese farms being hit on the head with a sledgehammer in a bid to make ejiao, a medicine made from donkey skin.

Nov 26 08:52

NYPD cops tried to intimidate teen accusing officers of rape, lawyer claims

An 18-year-old woman who accused two NYPD cops of raping her in the back seat of their police van was visited by a group of their co-workers in her hospital room in a bid to bully her out of bringing sex assault charges, her lawyer claims.

Nov 26 08:25

ISIS Last Stand; End Times for the Caliphate

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On Monday, Lebanese media reported that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), joined by combat troops from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah, recaptured the city of Abu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province. The city was the last bastion for the terrorist group, ISIS, which, at one time, controlled a vast swathe of land stretching from northern Iraq to central Syria. Now the group has been chased from its last urban hideaway and scattered across the arid wastelands like a nomadic tribe wandering the dessert. Abu Kamal was ISIS’s “last stand”, the final chance to fend off the advancing loyalist forces and reverse the course of the war. But the three-pronged attack proved to be too much for the demoralized jihadists who fled the city northward or surrendered to Syrian troops on the perimeter. Thus, ISIS no longer occupies any of the major towns or cities that once comprised the emerging Wahhabi proto-state. The group has been soundly defeated, its leadership is in tatters and the star-crossed Caliphate has met its end.

What happens next in Syria is of critical importance.>>>

Nov 26 08:19

Syria War, Sochi Peace

The main take away of the trilateral, two hour-long Russia-Iran-Turkey summit in Sochi on the future of Syria was expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“The presidents of Iran and Turkey supported the initiative to convene an All-Syrian Congress for national dialogue in Syria. We agreed to hold this important event at the proper level and ensure the participation of representatives of different sectors of Syrian society.”

In practice, that means Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministries and defense departments are tasked to “gather delegates from various political parties, internal and external opposition, ethnic and confessional groups at the negotiating table.”
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In Danang, Putin and Trump may not have held a crucial bilateral. But Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson did issue a joint statement on Syria – without, crucially, mentioning Astana; instead, the emphasis was on the slow-moving UN Geneva process (a new round of talks is scheduled for next week).

An extremely divisive issue – not exactly admitted by both parties – is the presence of foreign forces in Syria. From Washington’s perspective, Russian, Iranian and Turkish forces must all leave.

But then there’s the Pentagon, which is in Syria without a UN resolution (Russia and Iran were invited by Damascus).

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