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CURRENT EVENTS

May 06 08:38

Judge blasts 'ridiculous' 18-year sentence for marijuana

Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court's chief justice thinks so, and she blasted her colleagues for upholding the punishment.

May 06 08:38

Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national security

Ukraine has banned American action movie star Steven Seagal as a national security threat, making him the latest of several cultural figures to be blacklisted.
The Ukrainian security service said it had forbidden Seagal entry to the country for five years, in a letter published by the news site Apostrophe. The service’s press secretary later confirmed the ban to other media.

May 06 07:57

Marine Le Pen Flees Hecklers As She Trails In Election Two Days Away. Opposing Emmanuel Macron hacked – Clinton All Over Again.

Just two days before the presidential election vote in France, Marine Le Pen bravely flees hecklers. However, they have reason to believe the extreme Right will not beat the opposing Emmanuel Macron. Although he has been compromised as his emails were hacked and leaked…a Hillary Clinton situation all over again, he is ahead in the polls.

May 06 07:48

SATURDAY ALTERNATIVE CARTOONS: MAY 6, 2017

May 06 05:33

The Controlled Demolition of the Independent Media - thecrowhouse


" Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding,” Joseph exclaimed. “If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn’t there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?”

May 05 23:30

Sauron Rules in Washington

A reader asked why neoconservatives push toward nuclear war when there can be no winners. If all die, what is the point?

Their insane plan is as follows: Washington will ring Russia and China with anti-ballistic missile bases in order to provide a shield against a retaliatory strike from Russia and China. Moreover, these US anti-ABM bases also can deploy nuclear attack missiles unknown to Russia and China, thus reducing the warning time to five minutes, leaving Washington’s victims little or no time in which to make a decision.

It is Washington that wants to snuff out human morality and beome the master of the planet. As I have previously written, Washington without any question is Sauron. The only important question is whether there is sufficient good left in the world to resist and overcome Washington’s evil.

May 05 21:24

dump trump

why not?

May 05 20:40

DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hopes to further capitalize on the modern day drug war by ramping up the prosecution of cases involving people who manufacture, traffic and use pharmaceutical substances outside of their medicinal function.

According to National Public Radio, Uncle Sam’s leading drug enforcement hammers quietly announced a plan last month to recruit a slew of new special prosecutors for the sole purpose of nailing drug offenders to the wall. The agency said its intention was to employee as many as 20 legal eagles, all of whom would be paid through funds provided by the pharmaceutical industry, that “would be permitted to represent the United States in criminal and civil proceedings before the courts and apply for various legal orders.”

May 05 20:16

Indian police claim rats drank 900,000 liters of confiscated alcohol

Police in the Indian state of Bihar, where alcohol was outlawed last April, have accused rats of decimating the majority of the stash of booze confiscated over the past year – over 40,000 cases, or about 900,000 liters.

According to the Hindu newspaper, senior superintendent of police of state capital Patna, Manu Maharaj, was informed of the disappearance of contraband from storage in a meeting this week, and was initially skeptical about how rats could have gained access to sealed glass bottles. His subordinates told him that the rodents chewed through the bottle caps, before glugging the drink.

Nonetheless, suggesting that he wasn’t entirely convinced by the explanation, the senior superintendent also ordered regular breathalyzer tests for officers.

May 05 19:27

Robots Read News about North Korea's Kim Jong-un

An occasional web-comic by Scott Adams.

May 05 17:58

Mike Cernovich: Reuters Plagiarized My Saudi Weapons Deal Story

This is a Periscope precursor to Mike’s blog post: Reuters Steals Story from Mike Cernovich, claims Saudi Weapons Deal as an Exclusive!

May 05 17:05

Charges dropped against immigrant teens in high school rape case

They are NOT immigrants. They are both illegal aliens. Fourteen year old girls can't give consent in any state I know about. Although one of these illegal aliens is still charged with possession of child pornography. They will probably drop that charge too.

May 5 (UPI) -- Rape and other charges were dropped Friday against two teens in a Rockville, Md., case that fed into the national debate over immigration.

Prosecutors said they will drop charges against Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, though a case of child pornography possession related to images on Sanchez Milian's cellphone would be pursued.

May 05 16:42

RT Talks To Woman Who Faces 1yr In Jail For Laughing At Sessions’ AG Nomination Hearing

A Washington jury has convicted a Code Pink activist of disorderly conduct after she laughed in a Senate confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She was also charged with “parading,” combined charges that could result in 12 months in jail.

The jury’s conviction of 61-year-old Desiree Fairooz was announced Wednesday.

May 05 13:51

Scott Adams: The Healthcare Confusopoly

Years ago I coined the term Confusopoly to describe any industry that benefits by keeping consumers confused. For example, mobile phone carriers know their offerings are too confusing for consumers to compare one company to another on cost. That is clearly intentional. If consumers could compare offerings it would drive profit margins to zero fairly quickly. By keeping their service and pricing confusing, they keep margins high.

Insurance companies are also confusopolies. So are law firms. And the entire financial services industry is little more than a confusopoly. All of those services can be simpler, but to simplify would invite real competition. No seller wants that.

May 05 13:33

EVA BARTLETT DISCUSSES THE POWER OUTAGE AND DAILY ABUSES IN GAZA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Eva Bartlett is a very responsible writer, and one whose integrity I respect greatly.

The world SHOULD know what is going on in Gaza, and this is part of Israel's "death by a thousand cuts" against the Palestinians.

May 05 13:27

Cinco De Milo Is Today!

THE BITCH IS BACK!

May 05 13:24

Another Hate Crime Hoax: Church Organist Admits He Vandalized His Own Church with Trump and Nazi Slogans

charged the congregation’s own organist, a Hillary supporter and gay activist, for the crime.

May 05 13:07

Scott Adams: The Resistance changes its attack from “Russian Puppet” to “Trump is Crazy” - Which Works Best?

I’m watching this week as the so-called “Resistance” movement changes their attack on Trump from “Russian Puppet” to “Trump is crazy.” This has the look of a coordinated change. Watch how often you will see “Trump is crazy” articles and commentary in the coming weeks as the Opposition Media tests this new line of attack.

May 05 13:05

MacronGate: Docs Link Macron to Possible Tax Evasion

@JackPosobiec

The media can't censor #MacronGate anymore - the people of France have a right to know before they go to the polls

May 05 13:00

BOOM! TRUMP ISSUES SURPRISE ORDERS ON MEXICAN HOLIDAY... LIBS WILL BE IRATE

Under the past two administrations, there has been an official celebration of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo holiday at the White House, but that tradition has come to an end under the current “America First” administration of President Donald Trump.

May 05 12:55

DNC argues in court: We don't owe anyone a fair primary proces

DNC ADMITS THE ENTIRE PRIMARY PROCESS IS FAKE

May 05 12:42

Exposed: FBI Director James Comey's Clinton Foundation Connection

Follow the money, it never fails:

May 05 12:37

How Neonicotinoids Kill Spring Breeding For Bumble Bees

It is believed that when a human experiences a threat such as toxicity, body functions that aren’t necessary for survival might go on the back burner until the threat is removed. If this is true, then it turns out that bees experience the same problems. “Queen bees will only lay eggs when…

May 05 12:35

Comey pressed for anti-Trump dossier in classified Russia report, sources say

the unverified dossier was part of the evidence the FBI used to obtain a FISA warrant for Carter Pag

May 05 12:32

FBI FRIDAY, HILLARY VAULT 9 JUST DROPPED

FBI Vault • Hillary R. Clinton - 9

May 05 12:20

Dad Christopher Wyrick, Finds Out School Is FORCING Islam Down His Son’s Throat!

His #PATRIOTIC Reply Goes VIRAL

May 05 11:56

Safe Zones To Be Implemented In Syria At Midnight

By Brandon Turbeville

It has finally happened. Safe zones are now being implemented in Syria. In keeping with the twilight zone that is 2017, however, this time the proposal was initiated by Russia and allegedly supported by the Syrian government, excluding the United States from both the process and from further aerial bombing in the skies of Syria...

May 05 11:18

Clinton Insider Huma Abedin Deserves a Criminal Investigation.

Comey revealed Abedin mishandled classified docs.

May 05 11:05

China FinMin Unexpectedly Skips Asian Trade Summit To Attend "Emergency Meeting"

Coming a time when traders and analysts are looking with growing concerns toward Beijing, riddled by deja vu memories of the China-induced near-bear market of 2016 when in a similar episode China's credit impulse tumbled - something which even Pimco highlighted earlier this week, when it reposted a chart first shown here in February...

... worries that not all may be well in China - for the second time in two years - grew this morning after the country's Finance Minister, Xiao Jie, unexpectedly skipped a summit conference with his Japanese and South Korean peers on Friday to attend an "emergency domestic meeting", a senior Japanese finance ministry official said quoted by Reuters. The official told reporters during a ministry press briefing that Xiao's absence was not related to any diplomatic matters, adding that Xiao was expected to attend the Japan-China finance dialogue in Japan scheduled for Saturday. He did not elaborate on the nature of the minister's emergency meeting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if this reflects a genuine economic problem for China; economic sabotage against it; or perhaps that sickening, sure and certain knowledge that those in the American Deep State are contemplating a first-strike nuclear assault against it, and that is why the THAAD system has been deployed in South Korea?!?

May 05 10:56

If Trump Nukes North Korea Who Will Be Stuck With The Nuclear Refugees?

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>>> Once a nuclear war has taken place, much of the land will be unlivable for hundreds if not thousands of years.>>>

May 05 10:52

What the North Korean “Crisis” is Really About. Pretext to Nuke Both Russia and China?

So what is the demonization of N. Korea by the presstitutes and Trump administration about?

It is about the same thing that the demonization of Iran was about. The “Iranian threat” was an orchestration that was used as cover to put US anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s borders. An anti-ballistic missile (ABM) is intended to intercept and destroy nuclear-armed ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) and prevent them from reaching their targets.

Washington claimed that the anti-ABM bases were not directed at Russia, but were for the protection of Europe against Iran’s nuclear ICBMs. Insouciant Americans might have believed this, but the Russians surely did not as Iran has neither ICBMs nor nuclear weapons. The Russian government has made it clear that Russia understands the US bases are directed at preventing a Russian retaliation against a Washington first strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For many years now, I have been utterly appalled at the quality of thinking from the American deep state and government, no matter who allegedly "runs" the country (and after President Trump's flipflops, I can assure you, it is NOT our President).

It's like that dream of a slo-mo train wreck, from which I cannot awaken.

But to even be contemplating a nuclear first-strike against both Russia and China is horrifically, insanely hubristic in a way I cannot even begin to articulate.

And to the Russian and Chinese governments: thinking, moral Americans would never, ever want such a war to happen. Please understand that the American people no longer control their own destinies, but those destinies are, in large part,scripted by the American Deep State, where "Hegemony Uber Alles" rules supreme, no matter how many people on the planet will get killed or maimed for life in such a war.

Unfortunately, as has been borne out by history, just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing for the US government to do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

May 05 10:50

Rand Paul Requests Info on Whether Obama Surveilled Him

Appears to build off of President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump tower…

May 05 10:49

Under cover at UC Berkeley Event - Called Refuse Fascism by Sunsara Taylor (she was on Tucker Carlson )

I went Undercover to a Commie Event at UC Berkeley - Called Refuse Fascism by Sunsara Taylor (she was on Tucker Carlson ) by Simi510

May 05 10:40

News Organization Asks Trump To Declassify Obama's "Unmasking" Requests On Political Opponent

Circa has formally requested that the Trump administration declassify records

May 05 10:29

Greater Albania and the Balkans

In the Albanian context, the gnawing phenomenon, one of a terrier insistent on chewing away at the sinews of a larger opponent, has been taking place since Yugoslavia imploded in spectacularly bloody fashion in the early 1990s.

In its broader theatre, Albanian leaders are cunningly playing the pro-Western card to keep western powers on side. This is to be expected, given the shrewdness that resourcefulness entails. As the Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati explained in his April visit to Washington, his country provided an appropriate, stern bastion against Russian influence in the Balkans.

These broader ambitions are not to be taken lightly. Technically, it could see Serbia amputated as far as Niš. This point is perceived as another territorial reassertion, given the expulsion of Albanians from the area during the Serbian campaigns of the 1870s.

May 05 10:23

Updated: Structural Concerns, Intense Vibrations, Leak at Oroville Dam: Could Lead to Catastrophic Dam Failure.

Now there are questions about the structural integrity of the dam itself with a noticeable ‘leak’ in the groin area on the south face above the Hyatt power plant. This brings the total number of failing systems at Oroville Dam to five.

May 05 10:22

Exclusive: US Journalist May Seek Asylum Overseas After Being Re-Imprisoned For Talking To Press

Barrett Brown’s first stint in federal prison outraged free speech advocates, but he says his new re-incarceration, simply for appearing in the media, is the “last straw.” The US journalist tells RT he wants out of the “moral vacuum” America has become.

May 05 10:13

200K SOCKS SHOW UP AT PAUL RYAN'S OFFICE, CAPITOL... WHY THEY'RE THERE IS GUT-CHURNING

Many pro-life conservatives have been sickened by the apparent lack of commitment or urgency on the part of congressional Republicans to once and for all defund abortion-provider Planned Parenthood of taxpayer money, and some of them recently displayed their grievance in one of the most heart-rending ways possible.

May 05 09:57

US House Bill on Port Controls Amounts to ‘Declaration of War’ against Russia

A US House of Representatives bill establishing control over the Russian Far East ports envisions a show of force and thus amounts to a declaration of war, the chairman of the Russian upper house of parliament’s international committee told Sputnik.

“This bill, I hope will never be implemented because its implementation envisions a scenario of power with forced inspections of all vessels by US warships,” Konstantin Kosachev said Friday.

His comments follow the reported passage on Thursday of a House bill enhancing sanctions against North Korea, outlining “inspection authorities” over Chinese, Iranian, Syrian and Russian ports. The latter include the ports of Nakhodka, Vanino and Vladivostok.

“Such a power scenario is beyond comprehension, because it means a declaration of war,” Kosachev underscored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Kosachev's assessment is absolutely correct here.

May 05 09:52

A Victory for Theresa May Will See Britain Dragged Further Towards War with Russia

The demonisation of Putin and Russia

Since Russia intervened at the behest of the Syrian government, the Syrian conflict has swung away from the opposition (terrorist) groups which the US has been supporting to defeat Assad, an ‘unspoken truth’ in the mainstream media (see ‘The Dirty War on Syria‘). However, the US seems increasingly desperate to intensify its military intervention to bring its plan for Syria and the wider Middle East region to fruition. This does not just mean attacking Syrian government forces. It also involves putting pressure on Russia to step aside.

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin was told by the UK ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft that he is on the “wrong side of history” because of his support for the “barbaric” Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Rycroft added that supporting the Assad regime would result in “shame” and “humiliation” for Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"US and NATO being civilising forces in a barbaric world?!?"

What British "Ministry of Truth" intern cobbled THAT bit of codswallop together for Rycroft, I have to wonder?!?

The truth is the polar opposite of this statement, and all one has to do at look, objectively at the US-government generated carnage in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria to understand this.

the hard reality here is, US and UK are utterly NOT on the right side of history, to look at attempting to regime change Damascus; and I shudder to think of just what Russia will do, when that attempt is made, because Russia is in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government.

May 05 09:46

Russia Pushing For De-Escalation Zones In Syria To Shutdown The Deep State

Obamacare is collapsing at the same time Trump passed his health care via the House. Trumps pick for Army Secretary is pro-gun and says Americans should have the same weapons as the military.

May 05 09:43

Trayvon Martin Awarded Posthumous Degree In Aeronautical Science

When I think of aeronautical science, the first person I think of is Wernher von Braun.

You know who I think of second?

Trayvon Martin.

May 05 09:42

Chrissy Teigen Blames Trump For Her 'Crippling Anxiety', 'I'm Gonna Have to Go on Another Med'

Celebrity Chrissy Teigen blamed Donald Trump for the "crippling anxiety" she's experiencing and said she's "gonna have to go on another med," adding "that is not a joke."

May 05 09:42

Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Blames 'Political Situation' Under Trump For DUI

President Trump is driving leftists out of their minds.

May 05 09:33

India troops block Kashmir villages amid rebel hunt

Thousands of soldiers and paramilitaries were engaged in a huge operation in Indian-administered Kashmir, where armed rebels have repeatedly attacked government forces in recent weeks.

Police said government forces had surrounded at least 20 villages in the drive, launched on Thursday, in Shopian district in the volatile south of the disputed Himalayan region.

"It is an unprecedented operation," deputy inspector general of police SP Pani told AFP news agency.

"It is impossible to capture the militants, but we hope there will be contact [exchange of fire] with them in the course of the day."

Suspected rebels are frequently killed in shootouts with security forces in Kashmir, but are only rarely captured alive.

Witnesses said hundreds of residents came out onto the streets in two villages, Sug and Tarkwangan, during the search operations and threw stones at the soldiers.

One said soldiers attacked private homes in his village with sticks and rocks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Government and Military leadership of India, a word, please; through these actions, you are throwing petrol on an already roaring fire.

At the end of the day, in the spirit of sober, honorable, and moral reflection, the issue of the fate of Kashmir must be negotiated by Kashmiris, Pakistani, and Indian leadership.

What you are doing now to the Kashmiri people is an absolute recipe for utter disaster, and may potentially cause a revolution which your military forces may well not be able to put down.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable".

You are close to that moment in Kashmir.

May 05 09:19

Saudi Arabia’s expected military assault on Yemen will almost certainly cause mass starvation

Three years into Yemen’s brutal civil war, the U.N. says the Arab world’s poorest country is suffering one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, and that famine is imminent — a famine that may be accelerated with the help of U.S. President Donald Trump.

For the past two years, the U.S. has provided a Saudi Arabia–led coalition with intelligence and logistical support for its relentless airstrikes against Yemen, which the U.N. says have been responsible for most of the war’s 4,800 civilian deaths. But the U.S. has stopped short of directly assisting in the ground war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Starvation of Yemen's kids through malnutrition, because existing Yemeni ports are blocked, coupled with assassinations of completely innocent non-combatants are no big deal the Saudi military, the House of Saud, or, apparently, the to US government. But here's how that's looking to Yemeni kids and citizens:

Images: Yemeni children being killed and maimed for life as a result of Saudi bombings
Images: Yemeni children dying horrifically from starvation, because Saudis are blocking Yemeni ports

Oh, and did I mention that the Saudi military is using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen?!?Images: Saudi Arabian troops using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

And that these weapons are having the same effect in Yemen that they had in Fallujah, Iraq, with huge spikes of cancers, horrific birth defects, and still births?!?
Images: massive birth defects in Yemeni children,
courtesy of Saudi Arabia's use of DU weapons

Having been complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen for the past two years, the Pentagon will only see the assassinations of innocent civilians with their "victory" at Hodeidah as simply collateral damage, and of no consequence whatsoever.

In fact, the US government's willing participation and complicity in Saudi war crimes in Yemen very much reminds me of the statement made by the Papal legate at the siege of Montsegur against the Cathars. Upon being informed that there were women and children there, as well as men, he gave the command: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

In fact, I am rather astonished that the US military hasn't dropped MOABS over all the major civilian population centers in Yemen by now, to kill every Yemeni civilian who is still breathing, to put an end, once and for all, to the Houthi insurgency.

May 05 09:03

The Triumph of James Comey

This nonsensical Russophobia – like the Red Scare before it – is meant to distract us from the real threat to our democratic process – which comes, not from any foreign enemy, but originates right here at home, with Washington at its epicenter.

This was brought home later in the hearing, when Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), brought up the question of WikiLeaks. Taking up where Sen. Graham left off, Sasse asked if we might expect the alleged Russian invasion of our politics to intensify, and Comey obliged him by answering in the affirmative – “especially” in 2020. The questioning continued along these same lines:

“SASSE: Do you believe any of WikiLeaks disclosures have endangered American lives and or put at risk American interests?

“COMEY: I believe both have been the result of some of their releases.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that famous line from Pogo: "We have met the enemy and he...is us."

What Wikileaks has done has been to bring up the issues of where American agencies have fouled up mightily, and some bureaucrats are highly embarrassed.

But to conflate that with endangering American lives or put American interests in peril?!?!

You've got to be kidding me!!

May 05 08:58

AFTER HILLARY REFUSES TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS, JULIAN ASSANGE LAUNCHES BLISTERING RESPONSE

Hillary Clinton hasn’t made a lot of public appearances since losing the presidential election in November, but when she has spoken about the loss, she uses a familiar refrain: Someone else kept her from being president.

May 05 08:56

Pentagon to Pitch Revised Afghan War Plan to Trump Next Week

The latest in a series of Pentagon proposals on changing US policy in its assorted wars, a series of options are expected to be delivered to President Trump next week on Afghanistan. The options being presented, according to the Pentagon, are meant to “break the stalemate” in Afghanistan.

By “stalemate,” what the Pentagon really means is mounting losses, which have left the Taliban with more territory now than at any other point in the 16-year US occupation. The Pentagon has previously indicated the most ambitious escalation will involve some 5,000 more US troops and 13,000 NATO troops being deployed.

But either way, wars don’t get deescalated by the US these days, so all of the plans being offered are escalations, with the least of the deployments being 3,000 US troops and everything just going up from there. The details beyond that are not all public knowledge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please.

Even if you sign off on a major escalation in Afghanistan, including 5,000 US troops and 13,000 NATO troops 16 years on, when do these Pentagon staffers tell you that the war will actually be "won"?!?

Are the US government and NATO going to spend another 16 years, doing what they have done before, which has not worked, yet expecting a different outcome?!?

That, sir, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

And because our US troops are spread so thinly right now, can you practically do this without reinstating the Draft?!?

There has been enough blood and money spent here, yet the ultimate geopolitical objectives have absolutely not been realized.

What the US and NATO should be doing is pulling their forces out of Afghanistan as quickly as is safely possible, then negotiating with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

You are aware that it was the potential for obtaining these objectives which drove the Bush War Machine into Afghanistan, right?!?

May 05 08:49

AUSTRALIA: When they’re in a non-Muslim country, Muslims believe they are above the law of the land

And you can see it demonstrated here in Australia, when a Lebanese Muslim thug starts a fight with police when they ask to inspect his car. You can hear other Muslims around him screaming to police “F*ck you, dog.”

May 05 08:41

Ex-Fox News staffer says she was fired after following company policy on sexual harassment reporting

Former Fox News Radio correspondent Jessica Golloher filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Fox News this week, claiming that the network fired her after she used their company hotline to report “sexist” harassment.

May 05 08:40

Texas concealed gun owner kills gunman before he could murder more people

A shooting spree was prevented in an Arlington, Texas, sports bar when a man carrying a concealed firearm shot a gunman witnesses say was acting “incoherently.”

May 05 08:33

Man with genitals stuck in penis ring for ‘days’ cut loose by firemen

Firemen had to use a grinder to free a man who had his genitals stuck in a penis ring for “a couple of days.”

The man’s genitals were described as looking “swollen and a funny color” once the sex toy was removed by Ilford firefighters.

May 05 08:23

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsPentagon Seeks to Link Iran, North Korea Citing ‘Similar Looking’ Missiles

Every failed missile test or official warning by North Korean state media against attacking them is a new excuse for the US to offer loud condemnations and new threats, and while the US also likes to threaten Iran, they really haven’t had much in thew way of excuses for doing so in recent weeks.

Pentagon officials are looking to resolve that with testimony to Congress claiming that Iranian missiles look suspiciously similar to North Korean missiles. They don’t offer any proof, of course, that this means anything about them having a common origin, but this is clearly the connection Congress is meant to make.

The attempts at “sort of” connections continued throughout the testimony, with officials citing a North Korean submarine missile launch and noting that Iran is also working on the idea of firing missiles from submarines. Attempts to ratchet up the tensions didn’t stop there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength, John-Luc Picard face-palm moment, upon reading this, and at warp speed

Because, apparently, at the Pentagon, there is not a single solitary soul who understands the concept of form following function.

Because, given what a missile is supposed to do, it would be obvious that the Iranian and North Korean missiles would look "somewhat similar", because they were engineered to achieve the same objective, even without the sharing of technologies!!

And why in the name of Heaven would Iran be reaching out to North Korea for such technology, which the North Koreans have extensive problems with staging, and guidance?!?! I mean, come on; this is ludicrous on the face of such an accusation!!!

But this attempt to demonize an alleged link between North Korean weapons programs and Iranian weapons programs, concerns me greatly, because it signals an uptick in hostilities against both of them, potentially and ultimately leading to war.

May 05 08:12

FORMER PRESIDENT OF MERCK LED SECRET BIOWARFARE PROGRAM, INFLUENCING EXPERIMENTS ON AMERICANS

Merck & Co. is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing corporation, and is one of the largest pharma companies in the world. They created such things as the MMR vaccine, and the HPV vaccine Gardasil.

As a corporation that has affected the lives of almost everyone around us in the Western world, with most people receiving their vaccinations that are known to do damage, we should know their history.

In this article, we will examine Merck’s connection to biological warfare, and the implications of that connection. Merck & Co. is not to be confused with the German “Merck KGaA,” but they both originate from the original German Merck. Merck was founded in 1668, in Germany. By 1887, a US division of Merck called Merck & Co. was set up in New York by George Merck. George Merck moved to NY in 1891.

In April 1917, as the US entered the Great War (WWI), the government announced the seizure of corporations affiliated with Germany.

May 05 08:09

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

The USA uses a lot of prison labor.

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery

With 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s prison population, the United States has the largest incarcerated population in the world. No other society in history has imprisoned more of its own citizens. There are half a million more prisoners in the U.S. than in China, which has five times our population. Approximately 1 in 100 adults in America were incarcerated in 2014. Out of an adult population of 245 million that year, there were 2.4 million people in prison, jail or some form of detention center.

The vast majority – 86 percent – of prisoners have been locked up for non-violent, victimless crimes, many of them drug-related.

May 05 08:06

The GOP’s Take on the Budget Tells Us More than They Might Want

Whatever the final result of the budget bill was, both sides were planning on spinning it as a victory for themselves and a defeat for the opposition; this is the nature of modern politics and is frankly irrelevant to most people who will just look at what the sums are assigned to. But it is still worth examining the “noise” coming out, as it gives a useful indication of what the areas of concern (in terms of image) are for the administration.

May 05 07:53

SEX SLAVERY, ISIS & ILLEGAL ARMS TRADE: LIBYA PLUNGED INTO FAILED STATE AFTER US INVASION

Today’s Libya is virtually unrecognizable from the Libya of years past. Following the violent ouster of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, things have taken a turn for the worse as the north African nation declines further into failure.
One example of Libya’s steep decline has been the proliferation of the illegal arms trade. In 2014, the United Nations named Libya as the primary source of illegal weapons for 14 different countries, fueling a series of international conflicts. More recently, a new report released by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey has also labeled Libya as an international hotspot for illicit weapon sales, examining thousands of attempted trades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; the current, horrific state of affairs is a direct consequence of then-Secretary of State Clinton, who was cheerleading for the ouster of Gaddafi.

It is painfully obvious, looking at her "legacy" here, that she didn't have the intellectual capacity to think the scenario through to its logical conclusion, about what would be the actual consequences for the people of Libya, once Gaddafi's assassination was accomplished, or she didn't give a damn, because the real reason for his ouster was not something publicly stated by the Obama administration.

Gaddafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar

May 05 07:43

"Chicago Is A War Zone": Police Suicide Rate Surges To 60% Above The National Average

During his early days on the force, 30-year-old, rookie Chicago police officer, Scott Tracz, was described by colleagues as an "upbeat" cop who had always dreamed of becoming a police officer to help people in his city. That is, until he sat in a black sports car outside his girlfriend's suburban house late last year, put his gun to his head and took his own life. Per Reuters:

Tracz had long dreamed of becoming a police officer to help others. But working in the violence-stricken Chicago Lawn district, he came face to face with the city's violent crime. The area accounted for 58 of the city's more than 760 murders last year, as well as 228 shootings.

"He would say, 'You can never imagine what the human race is capable of doing,' then he would just put his head down," said his cousin Maciaszek, 46.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This ... is absolutely insane, and I notice that there is not one mention of its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, in this story; but there should be.

Last November, he declared that Chicago was, and would always be a "sanctuary city" for illegal immigrants; I guess he also meant this would apply to members of the notorious gang, the MS-13, from El Salvador.
Gutfeld Rips 'Moron' Emanuel for Declaring Chicago Will Always Be a Sanctuary City

The following article, from 5 years ago, also gives some in-depth insight as to why the gang violence in Chicago has escalated.Why my Hometown of Chicago is so Violent

As with many urban inner-city communities, in Chicago, you have a broken, ruptured infrastructure, and broken, disrupted families; sometimes,the gangs are all kids have to give them a feeling of belonging, and a place in this world.

What this country should do is completely decriminalise all drugs; that takes the profit motive out of being part of a gang.Then, we have to take these kids back to some positive kind of family existence, which is loving, warm, structured, and comforting.

I don't know how it can be done, but just sense it must be done, to prevent a further downward spiral for American urban youth.

May 05 07:14

History Will Remember These 217 House Republicans for Their Inhumanity

North North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd cast an indefensible vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that is so awful that Budd’s fellow Republicans were caught scheming to exempt themselves and their staffs from the measure’s draconian provisions.

May 05 07:14

Uber is under criminal investigation for building software to avoid regulators

Uber is facing a criminal probe from the US Justice Department over a piece of software it used to evade law enforcement and transportation regulators, according to Reuters. The program, known internally at Uber as “Greyball,” was first disclosed by a March report in The New York Times. Uber used the software tool to hide cars from regulators who were attempting to conduct sting operations on drivers in areas the company was not yet licensed to operate, such as Portland, Oregon.

May 05 07:10

Is Trump Really President?

IS TRUMP REALLY PRESIDENT ?

Is Trump being allowed to “play at President” for public consumption, while the generals, spooks, and financial pirates run the show?

May 05 07:09

Elite troops are being worked too hard and spread too thin, military commander warns

The breakneck pace at which the United States deploys its special operations forces to conflict zones is taking a toll, their top commander told Congress on Thursday.

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, called the rate at which special operations forces are being deployed “unsustainable” and said the growing reliance of the U.S. military on its elite troops could produce a dangerous strain.

“We are not a panacea,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We are not the ultimate solution to every problem, and you will not hear that coming from us.”

About 8,000 U.S. special forces are currently deployed in more than 80 countries, Thomas said. Many are at the forefront of advising missions in Syria and Iraq as well as counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan. There are about 500 special operators in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This over stress of our Special Forces is one of the reasons I believe that the US government will be returning to the draft in the very near future.

Please understand: I respect our military greatly, and believe that they should get the best of everything, including the kind of health care Dick Cheney receives; they have earned it.

But that being said, as a Christian pacifist activist, I wish to heck that the US government would frequently employ moral, hard-won negotiations as the way in which to resolve its geopolitical differences, rather than through war.

May 05 06:51

HORRIFYING VIDEO SHOWS MULTIPLE COPS KICK, TASER, CRUSH MENTALLY ILL MAN UNTIL HE DIED

The tragic incident began to unfold on August 3, 2016, when Thompson was arrested. His family and girlfriend reported that Thompson is bipolar and had been off his medication for some time. During the bipolar episode, Thompson, who has no previous criminal record, was arrested on charges of domestic battery.

The clearly distressed man exhibited severe signs of mental distress and was unable to be booked, so he was placed in a holding cell. For hours after being arrested, Thompson jammed his fingers into his ears. He paced, clutched his head and stuffed toilet paper into his ears. He spent hours on the floor curled up in the fetal position before peeling off his scabby skin to use his own blood to draw on the floor, walls, and camera.

Heavily armored deputies in riot gear then raided Thompson’s cell to drag him out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this is how "to protect and serve" is translated by the Reno police, in dealing with severely emotionally disturbed people, I will never, ever go there.

If you are thinking about Reno as a destination for a convention of symposium, please think again; what was visited on this man could be visited on anyone who comes as a tourist to this city, even though they are not doing anything which seems either criminal, or displaying emotionally distraught behaviour.

May 05 06:43

THE FBI DIRECTOR’S UNSETTLING ARGUMENT FOR WHY WIKILEAKS DOESN’T DESERVE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION

FBI Director James Comey offered some of the clearest indications yet that the United States government remains committed to prosecuting WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. He stated WikiLeaks is an “important focus” of intelligence agencies.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey attempted to distinguish WikiLeaks from outlets like the New York Times or the Washington Post. He acknowledged the First Amendment rights journalists have in the U.S. while arguing WikiLeaks does not engage in journalism.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse asked Comey why Assange has not been charged with a crime. Comey did not want to confirm whether there were charges pending but came pretty close by saying Assange “hasn’t been apprehended because he’s inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Wikileaks has done is to both inform the American public about the actions of its government, and embarrassed various agencies for their agendas, and absolute lack of candor, with regard to what they are doing, and why they are doing it; and that is something which the US government, and its agencies, hates to see happen, and will not tolerate.

And Comey's prattling on about his and his crew's alleged respect for the First Amendment "because all of us care deeply about the First Amendment and the ability of a free press to get information about our work and publish it.", is complete, and utter codswallop.

We do not have a free press in this country, whatsoever, because if the conclusions of that press get in the way of the Deep American State agenda, it will be suppressed as much as the US government can, and Comey knows it.

What we have in this country is a fawning, compliant bunch of presstitutes, constantly regurgitating the US government agenda and keeping the American people from being told about what is going on in the world; this is why I encourage our readers and listeners to read the foreign press in English; that way, you will definitely get some little glimmers of what the US government is doing with your money, and in your name.

May 05 06:39

FOX REPORTS: Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection

When Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine earlier this week, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic – with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010.

According to U.S. defense officials, Iran was attempting to launch a Jask-2 cruise missile underwater for the first time>>>

May 05 06:35

BREAKING! The House Just Delivered A Devastating Blow To North Korea!

From The Hill: The House voted Thursday to impose new sanctions on North Korea amid heightened tensions.

Legislation approved handily on a 419-1 vote would target North Korea’s shipping industry and people who employ North Korean slave labor abroad.

It would also require the Trump administration to report to Congress within 90 days on whether North Korea should be reinstated onto the government’s state sponsors of terror list.

May 05 06:29

SAUDI POWER STRUGGLE COULD DESTABILIZE THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST

Political instability in Saudi Arabia is growing as King Salman bin Abdulaziz begins to overhaul the Saudi government, putting a long list of family members into positions of influence while increasing the power of his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. These actions have the potential to lead to a direct conflict with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The expected internal power collision, predicted by many analysts, finally seems to be heating up. The real surprise, however, is that it is taking place while King Salman is still alive rather than during the succession period. King Salman’s royal decrees, in which he has appointed two of his other sons, Prince Abdulaziz and Prince Khaled as Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Ambassador to the United States respectively, has opened up Pandora’s box.

May 05 06:23

WHO ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS FROM THE PUERTO RICO BANKRUPTCY

Back in 2013, markets tumbled (if briefly) on the news that Detroit would file for bankruptcy, at the time the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history with over $18 billion in liabilities. Yesterday, algos barely even bothered to look up when Puerto Rico's governor announced that the US Commonwealth would submit Title III (aka bankruptcy) protection, despite a debt load of more than $70 billion, or nearly four times greater than Detroit's.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Irresponsible bank executives and national leaders have created this disastrous situation for the Puerto Rican people, and I wish they had the horse-sense to "pull an Iceland"; declare the debt odious, and throw the bankers and politicians who did this in jail.

And BTW, are you aware that the Icelandic currency, the Krona, is now the strongest currencies in the world?!?

Icelandic krona crowned world’s best-performing currency

May 05 06:23

Here’s how much you’re really paying for Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago

"Financial records from the U.S. Air Force show that travel costs for just two of Donald Trump’s weekend jaunts to Mar-a-Lago, his beloved Palm Beach club, have reached nearly $1.3 million, according to the government accountability group Judicial Watch."

May 05 06:16

U.S. AND TURKEY ON COLLISION COURSE OVER KURDISH FORCES IN SYRIA

A top adviser for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ilnur Cevik, warned on May 3 that United States troops and equipment risk being destroyed due to their proximity to Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.

Turkey claims those fighters are aligned with the Kurdish militant group the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been waging a guerrilla war in Turkey for years.

In a radio interview on Turkish media, Cevik was asked what would happen to U.S. forces that were working with Kurdish forces that Turkey wants to attack.

“It doesn’t matter whether they are patrolling there. If those PKK terrorists continue their activities within Turkey…you know they are infiltrating from Northern Syria (into Turkey.) That’s the region they infiltrate from,” Cevik replied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how the US is planning to carve Syria up into little fiefdoms, one of which is engineered to exist as an independent Kurdistan.

Neither Erdogan nor Syria's Al Assad are going to be very happy about this, however. And Russian troops on the ground in Syria, appear to be expanding their mission to advise and assist, and we have reports of Russian troops on the ground in Northern Syria.

Russia expands its advise and assist in Syria.Images:
Russian soldiers arrive in Northern Syria.

May 05 06:03

UK'S NEW 'DIGITAL ECONOMY' LAW SOMEHOW NOW GIVES POLICE THE POWER TO REMOTELY KILL PHONE SERVICE

The UK's long-gestating Digital Economy Act has finally gone into force. The law is mainly interested in porn and pirates -- two issues most of the UK public is far less interested in having subjected to intrusive regulation.

But just keeping an eye on who is or isn't availing themselves of porn/torrents isn't the only intrusive aspect of the Act. As Joseph Cox of Motherboard points out, an amendment to the law grants some pretty scary new powers to UK law enforcement, allowing them to kill citizens' means of communication.

[L]aw enforcement agencies can remotely disable or restrict a mobile phone if it is suspected of being used for drug dealing or related to it, and in some cases regardless of whether a crime has actually been committed, according to legal commentators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

George Orwell, the author of "1984", wasn't just a writer; he was a prophet.

May 04 19:57

Liberal Thought Police Keep Getting Scarier... (Video)

Despite the idea of free speech being one of the most sacred foundations of our nation and constitution, the liberal left is slowly waging a war against it, claiming that it is a threat to our democracy. Since outright censorship is not possible, they are going by the route of staging often violent demonstrations against organizations that would host speeches by those they find unacceptable. Case in point: Ann Coulter and the University of Berkeley.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the sad state of affairs surrounding free speech in our country. The left’s rhetoric against free speech by claiming that the ‘inherent value’ of a speech needs to be weighed before it qualifies for free-speech protections are nothing short of absurd. Just like in the economic marketplace, the left cannot compete in the open marketplace; protectionism must be in play at all times.

May 04 15:58

Even MSNBC Mocks Maxine Waters Over Blatant Lie on Television (Video)

Despite they hypocrisy of the left, sometimes one of their own says or does something so egregious that there is no way that they can defend it without looking ridiculous themselves. Such is the case with California Representative Maxine Waters who after repeatedly saying that she was trying to get President Trump impeached, thought that she could backtrack on her comments.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at this amusing situation where after leading an anti-Trump crowd at a Tax Day march in a chant of “Impeach 45” and tweeting that “The President is a liar, his actions are contemptible, & I'm going to fight everyday until he's impeached.” she claimed to have never called for Trump’s impeachment. It’s so bad that even MSNBC hosts mocked her and Politifact gave her a ‘Pants on Fire’ rating. Truly hilarious.

May 04 15:40

The Best Thing That Trump Has Done So Far

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives finally approved a bill that would repeal and replace significant portions of the law that created Obamacare. But it was a very close vote. On Donald Trump’s 105th day in the White House, 217 members of the House voted in favor of the bill, and 213 members of the House voted against the bill.

May 04 15:16

‘Trans-Species’ Fantasy Fan Transforms Himself Into An ELF With £25,000 Of Plastic Surgery

Donald Trump has attacked the director of the FBI before he gives testimony on a probe into links between the President’s campaign team and Russia.

May 04 15:00

HERE'S WHAT TRUMP HAS UP HIS SLEEVE FOR HIS 2ND HUNDRED DAYS

Now that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office are behind him, all eyes are turning to the next 100 days and what sort of major legislation he will be able to get passed.

May 04 14:12

ALERT: DEMS CREATE BILL SOLELY TARGETING TRUMP... THEY CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THIS

Instead of focusing on trying to better life for their constituents by perhaps cutting taxes or rolling back burdensome regulations, Democrat legislators in New York have set their eyes on President Donald Trump’s tax returns because, you know, priorities and stuff.

May 04 11:38

BREAKING: Republicans Ram Through The American Health Care Act

This is a big day for Republicans in Congress. The GOP is again putting forward The American Health Care Act, the alternative to Obamacare, today in the House of Representatives.

May 04 11:24

Swarm Of Deadly Spiders Crawl From Banana, Forcing Mother & Baby From Home

A mother was forced to evacuate her house with her seven-month-old baby after hundreds of highly-venomous spiders crawled out of a banana she bought from supermarket giant Asda.

May 04 11:17

Will the Second American Civil War Eventually Turn Violent? (Video)

The political divide in our nation has grown so large that it has become a chasm. And with a chasm of such magnitude, could we see another second ‘civil war’, this time between the left and the right? Violence has already entered the fray, only this time it’s only flowing one way: from the left to the right. And the authorities are doing absolutely nothing to stop it.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the current state of affairs between the left and the right today. Out of fear of being shamed by left wing liberal media, authority figures are too afraid to do anything to clamp down on violent left wing mobs. Worse still, we see elected officials such as the mayor of Berkeley give direct support for such mob tactics. What will all these lead to?

May 04 10:50

Lies, More Lies, and the IRS “Dirty Dozen”

... And ask yourself this: what else is the IRS (and indeed the rest of the US government) lying to you about?

May 04 10:43

TRUMP JUST CALLED OUT OBAMA'S WEAKNESS IN THE MOST BRILLIANT WAY: 'I ACTUALLY COVERED HIS...'

President Donald Trump on Monday highlighted the difference between a president who talks and one who acts. “I don’t like drawing red lines, but I act if I have to act,” Trump told host Eric Bolling on the premiere of The Fox News Specialists.

May 04 10:22

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism.

May 04 09:57

Louisiana Investigating Fatal Police Shooting Of Alton Sterling

The US Justice Department is handing over to Louisiana its investigation of the Baton Rouge police shooting death of Alton Sterling, after finding no civil rights violations. The state’s review could recommend criminal charges, but activists want an independent prosecutor.

May 04 09:43

JUST IN: MEGYN KELLY'S NEXT MOVE HAS HEADS TURNING - SHOCK REPORT

It appears former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is getting off to a running start over at her new job at NBC. According to an exclusive report from Page Six, Kelly will be traveling to Russia next month to moderate a session with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum scheduled for June 1-3.

May 04 08:55

Revenge of the Global Warming : Hundreds of cows killed or lost in southeast Colorado blizzard

Hundreds of cows were killed or lost during the blizzard that hit extreme southeastern Colorado last weekend. More than 2 feet of snow buried the region.

May 04 08:54

FBI Director Slams WikiLeaks, Calls it "Intelligence Porn," Assange Fires Back

The entire government is turning on WikiLeaks, and this shift began shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration. While the whistleblowing website was releasing information about Hillary Clinton, the right was largely silent and even praised Julian Assange. But the tables have turned since Vault 7’s release, and there’s probably a reason why, but Assange is firing back in the meantime.

May 04 08:50

The Ferguson Effect: Baltimore Millennials' Worst Nightmare

Last week, I wrote an article titled Baltimore Millennials’ “City Life” Narrative Starts To Crack. It appears the crack in the narrative is much larger than we thought. What’s developing in Baltimore is called the ‘Ferguson Effect’. This is a theory where the increased scrutiny of police post 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Trayvon Martin in Florida will lead to higher crime rates. Baltimore is turning this theory into a reality, as the city descends into chaos before the summer start. The rapid deterioration of Baltimore in 2017 has caught the linear mindset of the millennials’ off guard, who thought gentrification was right around the corner.

May 04 08:49

Seeking El Chapo’s billions, US officials 'can’t find a single dollar'

Before Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured last year and extradited to the United States in January, he was believed to have accumulated a fortune in drug profits. US authorities claim his 30-year criminal career garnered $14 billion.
"As of today, US authorities have not found not even one dollar of El Chapo's assets," Mexican Attorney General Raul Cervantes said in an interview with top local broadcaster Televisa, according to Reuters.

Mexican authorities said they have only found minor assets of the notorious drug kingpin.

“His money hasn’t been found, because he didn’t use the financial system,” Cervantes added.

May 04 08:47

More Spying, More Lying — Judge Napolitano on the NSA octopus.

The genius of the Fourth Amendment is that it serves as a two-edged sword. By requiring probable cause before judges can issue warrants to agents for surveillance, the amendment both protects the privacy of those uninvolved in wrongdoing by leaving them alone and compels federal agents to focus their appetite for intelligence and their need for evidence on only those they legitimately feel may have done wrong. In the meantime, Trump knows that he has been the victim of overzealous and unlawful surveillance, and we can expect during the debate over renewal of Section 702 that he will have a more sober and constitutional view of all this than his predecessors have; and that may bring about more freedom and more safety.

May 04 08:36

IN PHOTOS ~~ MAY DAY IN NEW YORK

What was thought of as a forgotten day came to life once again in New York’s Union Square Park …. May Day still lives in the hearts of working men!

May 04 08:34

Massachusetts Considering State Funded 'Safe Injection ...

(*as they drag their feet getting their leagalized cannabis act together )

May 04 08:30

Active TB Increases in Minnesota; 90 Percent Foreign-Born, 11 Refugees Diagnosed Overseas Before Arrival

The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born.

Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in Minnesota in FY 2016. The majority of these refugees came from two high TB burden countries: 1,195 came from Somalia, and 653 came from Burma, according to the State Department’s interactive website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this scourge was allowed to be visited upon the people of Minnesota by a tone-deaf, and thoroughly immoral US government, is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

May 04 08:25

Breaking. Russia Setting Up Military Installations in Northeastern Syria, in YPG-Held Area

A number of Russian troops and vehicles have entered the area of the Afrin Canton controlled by fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), according to photos and videos appearing online.

Pro-Kurdish media activists speculate that the Russian military is going to set up a military base or even a “joint military base” in the YPG-held area near the border with Turkey.

According to more neutral sources, Russian military servicemen are setting up two posts near the border in order to monitor possible clashes between Kurdish militias and the Turkish military.

This comes amid increasing US military activity along the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Kurdish sources in northeastern Syria, US troops have been patrolling the Kurdish-held areas bordering Turkey. Thus, US troops are a buffer force that should prevent Ankara from combating Kurdish militias in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of time before US and Russian ground troops start to confront each other in Syria; and then, what?!?!?

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