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Feb 19 08:57

Chabad Lubavitch Identified as Supremacist Criminal Cult in League With Mossad

The Rabbis in Israel consider Chabad a cult and not Jewish,but close.

Chabad Lubavitch is a nasty Jewish supremicist cult that serve the Illuminati. Despite only having 200,000 followers, it has intimate ties to nearly every powerful government leader on earth.

Chabad's power derives from two services they provide the Illuminati:

1. They work with Israeli intelligence in criminal and intelligence operations.

2. They promote a supremacist ideology that encourages Zionists to do dirty deeds.

Feb 19 08:49

ISLAMIC TERRORIST RELATIONS AT THE BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Most American law enforcement agencies are engaged in protecting the communities they preside over from Islamic extremists who are threats to those communities. However, in the Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Scott Israel, Islamic extremists are embraced. And not only are they embraced, but they are brought into the Sheriff’s department, itself.

Feb 19 08:47

Sheriff Scott Israel: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sheriff Israel is the first Jewish sheriff in Florida history. Prior to taking on the role had been a 30-year police veteran in South Florida with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the North Bay Village Police Department. Upon his election, Sheriff Israel promised to tackle, among other thing, the levels of gun violence in the region. Directly under Sheriff Israel is his under service, Colonel Steve Kinsey.

Feb 19 08:43

The Jewish sheriff at Florida shooting cites Talmudic verse as his motivation

JTA — As he leads the police response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is likely enduring some of the toughest days of his career. And he’s probably looking to his Judaism to guide him through it.

Israel told the Sun-Sentinel that he attends the Parkland Chabad, and he is comfortable in churches as well as synagogues. His wife, Susan, is Christian, and they raised their children in both religions.

A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2012 and reelected four years later. The county is home to a large Jewish population. In the 2016 campaign flier, he mentioned fighting gun violence as one of his top issues.

Feb 18 22:45

But I Like My Nihilism

There’s an article floating around by a self-described millennial army veteran who is now a pacifist. It has the F-word in the title because we now live in Idiocracy and monosyllabic grunting is considered profound public discourse.

The gist of this article is that the constitution is vague and since kids are being killed in school shootings we need to get rid of certain kinds of guns – with the exception of the government – they can have whatever weapons they want.

Feb 18 18:32

The Jewish sheriff at Florida shooting cites Talmudic verse as his motivation

Israel told the Sun-Sentinel that he attends the Parkland Chabad, and he is comfortable in churches as well as synagogues. His wife, Susan, is Christian, and they raised their children in both religions.

A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2012 and reelected four years later. The county is home to a large Jewish population. In the 2016 campaign flier, he mentioned fighting gun violence as one of his top issues.

Feb 18 18:16

Sheriff Scott Israel: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The sheriff of Broward County has described the February 14 high school shooting in his jurisdiction as “Catastrophic. There are really no words.” Sheriff Scott Israel has been in office since January 2013 having been elected to the office on a Democrat ticket the previous month.

Sheriff Israel is the first Jewish sheriff in Florida history. Prior to taking on the role had been a 30-year police veteran in South Florida with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the North Bay Village Police Department. Upon his election, Sheriff Israel promised to tackle, among other thing, the levels of gun violence in the region. Directly under Sheriff Israel is his under service, Colonel Steve Kinsey.

Feb 18 15:48

Family of shooting victims, clergy gather outside Broward Medical Examiner's Office

Rabbi Avraham Friedman, of Chabad of Coral Springs, comforted and assisted grieving relatives, and gave special dispensation for autopsies, which ordinarily are prohibited in the Jewish faith. He said five victims were Jewish, and four were affiliated with Chabad of Coral Springs and Chabad of Parkland.

Feb 18 13:28

Sandy Hook victim teacher Victoria Soto -- a crisis actress with a background in porn?

Sandy Hook school teacher, "Victoria Soto" is absolutely identified as "Karups DB" model; Kati Majorova or Elise Brown by the incredible micro facial lines that match up perfectly! Of note; micro secondary dimple line, 4th tooth gap, eye lines and shape, eyebrows, flat spot on the nose bone, small bald spot in the sideburns. Ear shapes. She is the only model in 100,000+ that have eyes like THAT! --C

Feb 18 12:42

Fire the FBI Chief

Did a preventable massacre go unprevented because of bureaucratic failure?
American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.”

The guiding principle of American law enforcement is that it is easiest to enforce the law on law-abiding people, while enforcing the law on outlaws is something that looks terrifyingly close to hard work.

Feb 18 10:29

Rosenstein and Mueller Running for Cover Leaving Brennan Exposed

Paul Craig Roberts

Now the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein confirms what I told you in my previous post. Mueller found no evidence that Russia had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/bitter-john-brennan-reacts-mue...

So what was Russiagate all about?

Feb 18 10:21

Overthrowing Governments 101, CIA Coups

Having a lot of trouble posting today.I am under some kind of attack.

Feb 18 10:17

Former CIA Agent Tells: How US Infiltrates "Civil Society" To Overthrow Governments

Coups
The CIA and the Agency for International Development (AID) would have key roles in this program as well as a new organisation christened in 1983 — the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Actually, the new program was not really new. Since its founding in 1947, the CIA had been deeply involved in secretly funding and manipulating foreign non-governmental voluntary organisations.

These vast operations circled the globe and targeted political parties, trade unions and business associations, youth and student organisations, women's groups, civic organisations, religious communities, professional, intellectual and cultural societies, and the public information media. The network functioned at local, national, regional and global levels.

Feb 18 10:15

Mapped: The 7 Governments the U.S. Has Overthrown

The era of CIA-supported coups dawned in dramatic fashion: An American general flies to Iran and meets with “old friends”; days later, the Shah orders Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh to step down. When the Iranian military hesitates, millions of dollars are funneled into Tehran to buy off Mossadegh’s supporters and finance street protests. The military, recognizing that the balance of power has shifted, seizes the prime minister, who will live the rest of his life under house arrest. It was, as one CIA history puts it, “an American operation from beginning to end,” and one of many U.S.-backed coups to take place around the world during the second half of the 20th century.

Feb 18 10:13

How To Overthrow A Government

Having studied the techniques of the CIA and related organizations, I am pleased to announce the following simple steps in overthrowing a democratically elected government.

Feb 18 09:32

The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home

The Federal Reserve is ruining us...

Feb 17 13:22

Ethiopia: Final days of the ruling regime

Graham Peebles welcomes the demise of the Ethiopian regime, arguing that the people have a common foe, a unified cause and a shared purpose and, no matter what the regime does, this time they will not be stopped.>>

Feb 17 12:08

Expert says 'active shooter' drills are good for even young students

This is Lunacy. According to many students they were told they would have an active shooter drill at the high school in Florida.

PORTLAND, Ore. — We all know what to do during a fire drill, but today, students face a whole new battery of drills that most adults never had to worry about.

In the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida, it's clear that those drills will become a normal part of many students' routines.

Feb 17 10:32

ISRAEL MOVES TO CREATE PUNITIVE ‘BLACKLIST’ OF CITIZENS WHO BACK BDS

Israel’s Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is “set to approve in the coming days new regulations to prevent organisations and individuals who support a boycott of Israel from receiving various tax breaks or from participating in government bids”, newspaper Haaretz has reported.

According to the report, Israeli officials in the strategic affairs ministry “expect a list of Israeli citizens and organisations who support BDS” to be compiled, in addition to “the existing list of foreign groups that promote BDS”.

The paper continued that “if and when the new regulations are approved, an inter-ministerial team will begin work on” a list “for local groups and activists under the supervision of legal advisers”.

Sources in the strategic affairs ministry “said that the effort would focus on central groups and activists – including Israelis – and not on people who are critical of Israel and believe Israel should be boycotted”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this draconian law is passed, it means that BDS is working, as a peaceful, non-violent way of protesting Israeli apartheid against Palestinians.

And if Isaeli citizens are supporting it, this may be just a little light at the end of a tunnel of Tel Aviv's intransigence on the issue of the existence of the Palestinian state.

I wouldn't bet on it; but at least, this gives one hope.

Feb 17 10:25

State Department Nominee Confirms FBI Was Blocked From Arresting Chinese Security Officials

The nominee for a key State Department Asia policymaking post confirmed Thursday the State Department took part in preventing the FBI from arresting Chinese intelligence officials for conducting illegal activities in New York recently, but asserted she did not take part in the decision.

Susan Thornton, a career foreign service officer widely viewed among Republicans as favoring conciliatory policies toward China, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that if confirmed, her policies toward China at State would closely resemble the soft-line policies of the Obama administration.

Thornton, currently acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs was nominated for the key China post by Trump in December.

While acting secretary, she has taken positions toward China that sought to avoid upsetting relations with Beijing, according to administration officials who have taken part in interagency discussions with her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, please; no more holdover Clintonisas or Obamists!!

They are simply going to never listen to you on foreign policy, and simply pursue their own goals, to the complete detriment of your agendas.

Feb 17 10:21

Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Andrew Weissmann Busted for Withholding Evidence in Previous Case

The top attorney in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s office was reported to the Department of Justice’s Inspector General by a lawyer representing whistleblowers for alleged “corrupt legal practices” more than a year before the 2016 presidential election and a decade before to the Senate Judiciary Committee , this reporter has learned.

Described by the New York Times as Mueller’s ‘pitbull,’ Andrew Weissmann, a former Eastern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney, rose through the ranks to eventually become Mueller’s general counsel at the F.B.I.

In 2015 Weissmann was selected to run the Department of Justice’s criminal fraud section and was later handpicked by Mueller to join the ongoing Special Counsel’s Office investigation into the alleged obstruction and alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is certainly interesting, the company Meuller keeps.. and hires, even with known deficiencies and outright obstruction have occurred.

Feb 17 10:16

FIVE MAJOR REVELATIONS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS IGNORING ABOUT THE FLORIDA SHOOTING

One of the deadliest school shootings in American history took place this week in Parkland, Florida and the suspected gunman has since confessed to this most heinous act. As details unfold, however, the mainstream media is failing to ask the hard questions which need to be answered.

While the media frantically attempts to use Nikolas Cruz to push their political agenda, bombshell revelations are being ignored, perhaps deliberately.

While corporate media continues to use this incident to ram divide down society’s throat and push for gun confiscation, those of us in the alternative media world are asking questions that matter. The Free Thought Project has compiled a list of five major details about the shooting that took place Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that the media is conveniently choosing to ignore.

5. CRUZ WAS REPORTEDLY TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have never taken a journey to this blog, I strongly suggest you do, particularly if your medical professional (a.k.a, a "legal drug pusher") is advising you that your teenager desperately needs anti-anxiety medication, and right the heck now. This site can be seen at:

www.ssristories.com

What the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been documented to do, is cause suicidal, or homicidal thoughts, which can get translated into very real, horrific destruction of life, as we saw in the Florida shooting last week.

Please remember; many Doctors are given "compensation", either covert, or overt, for prescribing various drugs from the pharmaceutical companies which manufacture them, some times for uses the FDA has not approved.

It is a completely reasonable question to ask, when these kinds of drugs are suggested for your child: is the prescribing physician being compensated for prescribing these drugs by the drug manufacturer?!?

Remind your doctor about the dustup when Pfizer was compensating Doctors to push Neurontin for off-label uses (Gabapentin)

Gabapentin Side Effects

The article goes on to state: "Pfizer, the manufacturer of the brand name Neurontin, got into major trouble when it marketed this drug for off-label uses. A company has historically not been allowed to promote a medicine for things that the FDA has not approved. In Pfizer’s case, these unofficial uses for Neurontin included bipolar disorder, alcohol withdrawal, migraines and pain. The company eventually paid $430 million in penalties and admitted to fraudulent promotion.

And here is a companion piece you probably should read as well:

Mind-Altering Drug Makers Fund Anti-Gun Agenda

"It isn’t surprising the mainstream media – and late night entertainers – focus on guns instead of SSRIs linked to mass shootings given that they’re well-funded by drug makers.
Virtually every suspected mass shooter was on psychiatric drugs, yet the mainstream media – which is funded by Big Pharma ad revenue – conveniently buries this fact.

That’s likely because Big Pharma spent nearly $6 billion on TV, magazine and digital advertisements in 2016 alone, a healthy sum ad-dependent news outlets cannot ignore.

In fact, the media is so dependent on this ad revenue that some outlets have even launched “health content businesses” to attract consumers targeted by Big Pharma."

Feb 17 09:51

Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

Brazil’s President Michel Temer justified putting an Army general in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces to contain a rising tide of violence by saying that the circumstances required extreme measures.

In a televised address on Friday evening, Temer explained the decree he had signed earlier in the day which puts the state’s police forces under military control. The intervention, which requires congressional approval, will last until the end of the year, according to the decree.

"We will not accept passively the deaths of the innocent," he said. "Our prisons will no longer be offices for thieves, our public squares party halls for organized crime."

The move, the first of its kind since Brazil returned to democracy in 1985, is a response to growing demands ahead of the October general elections for a crack down on crime and violence.

Feb 17 09:48

MUELLER INDICTMENT PART OF CYCLE OF INFORMATION WARFARE AND ELECTION MEDDLING BETWEEN U.S. AND RUSSIA

Thirteen Russian nationals allegedly involved in an information warfare operation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictment [PDF] claims the Internet Research Agency engaged in a conspiracy from 2014 to the present that was funded by Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin and companies he controlled, including Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering.

Beyond already known allegations related to Russians creating false U.S. personas on social media, it alleges the Russian nationals traveled, or attempted to travel, to the U.S. Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova and Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva stopped in Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and New York to “gather intelligence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, other than sanctioning businesses these people own, how, please, does Meuller expect to prosecute these people, when it is a darn near moral certainty that Russia will not extradite them for court appearances in the US?!?

Is this not a rather pyrrhic victory for Meuller, when he knows he cannot prosecute, and so far, I can see nothing that even smacks of being "evidence" which ties these individuals to the Russian government.

That is what Meuller, with the millions of dollars spent on this investigation, so far has been incabable of proving.

And unless he can and will prove a true Russian government connection to this infowar, I would politely suggest that he hold off on sanctioning the country of Russia per se.

Feb 17 09:35

INNOCENT 84YO GRANDMOTHER ASSAULTED BY POLICE AS THEY DID A WELFARE CHECK ON HER NEIGHBOR

A family has just learned the hard way what calling police to help a relative can often look like as their grandmother is now in the hospital after a welfare check. Showing their incompetence, the welfare check was for another family member but the police assaulted the innocent grandmother anyway.

Ashlee Hahn detailed the alleged assault in a dramatic Facebook post which showed the extent of her grandmother’s injuries. Hahn’s grandmother was hurt so bad during the check that she had to be hospitalized.

According to Hahn, her grandmother “is recovering from her fourth stroke and is confused, cognitively impaired & barely physically able to stand on her own because of uncontrollable shaking.”

Hahn’s mother had called in a welfare check for a different family who lived on her grandmother’s property. Police were even given specific instructions not to disturb the 84-year-old.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflipping unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from Mainland police at this point in America's history.

Somehow, our policing in this country has morphed back to Code Napoleon law, where every potential suspect is believed innocent until proven guilty.

The officer who did this, then tried to cover it it up with lies, should be fired, and NEVER allowed to do police work again, anywhere, period, end of discussion.

I am very grateful to the officers here on Oahu, who helped us with filing out the paperwork on our stolen Honda; they were courteous, kind, and paid great attention to detail.

We are very lucky to have the calibre of police we do here on this rock.

Feb 17 09:25

HAWAII BILL WOULD REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PARENTS WHO HOMESCHOOL

Legislation has been introduced in the Hawaii State Senate which, if passed, would require homeschooling parents to undergo background checks.
State Senator Kaialii Kahele’s bill is a reaction to several “high-profile abuse cases,” according to World’s Leigh Jones. The state’s Child Welfare Services would conduct reviews on parents wishing to homeschool their children.

“If a parent that has a history of abuse and neglect wants to pull the child out of school and remove them from that layer of protection, this piece of legislation would close that loophole,” Kahele said.

Currently, the 50th state requires parents who homeschool to meet state curriculum standards, submit annual progress reports, and maintain records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Home schooling is not the problem; the vile state of education in Hawaii is the culprit, and a big issue here is how schools are funded.

Why Hawaii Schools are No Paradise for Teachers

The article goes on to state:

"Because the DOE’s budget comes out of the state’s general fund, public schools are chronically underfunded, which leads to low teacher salaries, high turnover, and poor student outcomes, Rosenlee says. (Of course, disparities in property values also have contributed to vastly unequal funding for the nation’s public schools.) According to WalletHub, which adjusts for cost of living, Hawaii pays its teachers the least of any state.

This is partly why Hawaii has so much trouble finding teachers. According to the most recent data, only 52 percent of the state’s public school teachers are still teaching after five years. “The amount of teachers that are leaving our system is dramatically increasing, [while] the amount of teachers that are going into the profession in Hawaii is dramatically decreasing,” Rosenlee says. “[Some students] will go years without having a licensed teacher in the classroom.”

By the time kids graduate from most public schools, they barely know how to read or write English.

Feb 17 09:15

ISRAEL HITS TARGET IN GAZA WITH TANK FIRE AFTER ‘DEVICE EXPLODES’ NEAR IDF PATROL

An Israeli tank fired at an observation post located in the southern Gaza Strip, the country’s Defense Forces (IDF) said. The shelling followed an explosive device being detonated near the Israeli patrol in the area.

IDF troops were patrolling an area near the security fence in the Gaza Strip, the military tweeted. It is still unclear if the explosion resulted in any casualties. In response, the IDF used a tank to target an observation post in the area.

On February 10, more than 50 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli forces, which used live ammunition to suppress the 10th ‘Friday of Rage’ rally. The latest major clash between the Israeli military and the Palestinian armed groups occurred in November when the IDF used tanks and jets to attack Hamas positions following the mortar shelling of an Israeli outpost by another militant group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless."

- Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi

Feb 17 07:59

George W. Bush Doesn't Deserve the Media's Efforts at Rehabilitation

(*bone crunching body slam delivered by The Hill to one of The Swamp's more elusive , vile , creatures)

Feb 17 07:40

Why Some Cops Go Rogue When the SHTF (And How to Survive When You Encounter Them)

Jose explains why some police officers and soldiers go rogue when the SHTF and shares from his experiences in Venezuela how to survive a potentially unpleasant encounter with them.

Feb 16 19:07

FLASHBACK: The FBI Allowed the 1993 WTC Bombing to Happen

THE NEW YORK TIMES

* * * * *

Thursday October 28, 1993 Page A1

"Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart
Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast"

By Ralph Blumenthal

Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

Feb 16 19:02

Mass school shooting staged for SWAT training

East Bridgewater Police Sergeant Michael W. McLaughlin scripted a large scale active shooter training scenario last week at the old East Bridgewater High School for the South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s SWAT team. The training exercise was staged to simulate realistic scenes in preparation for any real scenarios.

As the script reads, John Smith—a fictitious 18-year-old student created by Sgt. McLaughin— was still reeling from a break-up with his ex-girlfriend, a junior at East Bridgewater High School. So Smith decided to teach her a lesson. Shortly before 7 a.m., he detonated a home-made pipe bomb at the school’s entrance, seriously injuring a school bus driver and two students, then he shot and killed the school resource officer and another student.

Feb 16 18:54

FLASHBACK:Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Feb 16 18:52

FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents today, ten times what they had on the roster back in 1975.

If you think that’s a few spies too many — spies earning as much as $100,000 per assignment — one doesn’t have to go too deep into their track record to see their accomplishments. Those agents are responsible for an overwhelming amount of terrorist stings that have stopped major domestic catastrophes in the vein of 9/11 from happening on American soil.

Another thing those agents are responsible for, however, is plotting those very schemes.

Feb 16 18:51

FLASHBACK:Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.

THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.

But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. Suspects naïvely played their parts until they were arrested.

Feb 16 13:11

Florida governor calls for FBI Director's resignation over missed Parkland shooter tip

The FBI is staging these shootings as part of the coup against Trump!

Florida Governor Rick Scott has called for the FBI director to resign in the wake of the high school shooting that killed 17 students.
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Florida school shooting

Scott is responding to the news that the FBI didn’t follow proper protocol in following up on a tip about the shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

"The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable....The FBI Director needs to resign," said Scott in a statement.

Feb 16 12:46

Congress must act now to block access to semiautomatic weapons: Ex-CIA chief

This is the guy behind the attempted coup against President Trump and the guy behind the mass shootings here in the USA.
Blatant isn't he! A traitor who is trying to overthrow the US Constitution and The Bill of Rights! Treason most foul!

A former director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, has called on US lawmakers to pass legislation “to prevent access to semiautomatic weapons."

Brennan said on Thursday, a day after a bloody shooting incident at a South Florida high school, that it was imperative to address the “scourge of gun violence in the US.

Feb 16 12:21

Over 5,000 elementary school kids suspended in Toronto for out-of-date immunization records

A total of 5,063 public elementary students were suspended in Toronto this school year after getting caught in what one doctor called, a “1970s-style, cumbersome process” over immunization records.

The number of students suspended amounted to 7 per cent of the 73,262 elementary students in 586 Toronto public elementary schools assessed by Toronto Public Health from July to mid-December 2017. That’s a jump from 5.6 per cent last year.

“All of the students who were suspended either didn’t meet the immunization requirements as they were not up-to-date, their records were not filed on time, or they did not have a valid exemption,” said Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer at Toronto Public Health.

Feb 15 11:45

Syrian air defenses confront Israeli spy drones

Syrian anti-aircraft guns have confronted Israeli reconnaissance aircraft over the southwestern Quneitra province, forcing them to retreat.

"Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra, forcing them to leave Syrian airspace," the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Wednesday night.

The incident comes just a few days after the Syrian military downed an Israeli F-16 warplane over Syrian territory.

Feb 15 11:35

Corporate Giant Demands Crackdown on Independent and Alternative Internet Content, Call for Online Censorship

he drive to censor the Internet took another step this week with a public statement by Keith Weed, the chief marketing officer for the London-based multinational Unilever, threatening to withdraw advertising from social media platforms if they fail to suppress “toxic content.”

Weed reportedly told an annual leadership meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Palm Desert, California that the company “will not invest in platforms or environments” that “create divisions in society, and promote anger or hate.” He added,

“We will prioritize investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society.”

Excerpts of Weed’s remarks—the most explicit of their kind from a major corporate executive—were leaked to several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. They were immediately featured on NBC News and other major American news outlets on Sunday. The Journal’s report was accompanied by an interview with Weed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: corporations and governments hate the independent media for telling the truth!

Feb 15 10:59

Putting annexation row behind them, Netanyahu, Trump set March meet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US President Donald Trump next month when he visits Washington for the annual AIPAC confab, a White House official said Wednesday.

The meeting will come after the White House shot down Netanyahu’s assertion Monday that the US and Israel were discussing proposals for Israel to annex West Bank settlements, marking an unprecedented rebuke of the prime minister by the Trump administration.

The AIPAC conference, an annual gathering of pro-Israel figures, is scheduled from March 4-6 in Washington.

An official told Israel’s Hadashot news that the annexation kerfuffle “is already water under the bridge and has no consequence to our relationship with Netanyahu.”

Netanyahu’s comment Monday was made at a faction meeting of his right-wing Likud party, whose top body unanimously passed a resolution in December urging its leaders to formally annex parts of the West Bank and allow unlimited construction in the settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time an Israeli Prime Minister makes the pilgrimage to DC, I get somewhat nervous; but this particular meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, has me literally close to an industrial-strength panic attack.

And why?!?

First, because Netanyahu may be charged with corruption charges, which makes him a politically wounded animal; and the "human animal" is at their most dangerous when they are politically wounded.

The same holds true for Netanyahu; and that will probably escalate the timetable for more attacks on Syria; Lebanon, and perhaps Iran.

Secondly, it is at these kinds of meetings where the President "signs off" on just how much mayhem he or she would "greenlight" for Israel in their next phase of grabbing more territory to itself.

This meeting comes in about 3 weeks; and these two have a very tight friendship.

But I very strongly caution the President about making any moves to greenlight any actions against Iran, or commiting to US troops to fighting in order to accomplish regime change in Tehran.

Tel Aviv wants to see this happen; however, primarily at the costs of American blood, and American money.

We'll know what transpired between the two probably the middle of next month, courtesy of movements both in the air, and on the ground in the Middle East, in terms of military activity we see by either Israel and/or the US.

Feb 15 10:14

Animosity Toward US Brings Turkey, Russia, and Iran Together for Summit on Syria

The leadership of Turkey, Iran, and Russia have all agreed to attend an upcoming summit in Istanbul on the topic of Syria, with the date for the meeting to be decided soon. Looming large over this is US relations.

Those three nations have met in the past on trying to get a peace process going in Syria, but right now the big issue on all their minds is increasing hostility from the US.

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syrian Kurdish territory has them facing potential conflict with US troops embedded in Manbij. The Pentagon has made clear their presence in Syria is at least in part intended now to fight Iran, and over the past week, US forces killed scores of Russians in the east.

These three nations weren’t seemingly all seeing eye-to-eye on Syria, but the acrimony with the US risks being a major unifier for them, with countering the US agenda in Syria likely a top priority for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The invasion of Syria by the US military demonstrates just how lousy US foreign policy, seemingly driven by wanting a "revenge death match" against both Al Assad and Putin, for kicking out US-backed jihadists in Syria, is now going from bad to unimaginably worse.

My sense is that the refusal of the US military to get its troops out of Manbij, where they are embedded with Kurdish fighting forces, is going to translate into a situation where these troops will become the US government's "sacrificial lambs" with which to justify further incursions into Syria, and direct military conflict with Russia, and potentially against Turkish troops in Syria as well.

NATO members met yesterday and today, in a series of meetings chaired by NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.

NATO meeting held 14-15 February, in Brussels.

I am sure that Turkey - and its invasion of Syria - is very much on their minds.

Will NATO ultimately vote to intervene in Syria militarily, should the US ask it to?!?

Stranger things have happened.

Feb 15 09:46

Top US Admiral: North Korea Plots to ‘Reunify’ Korean Peninsula

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, testifying Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee, accused North Korea of making its recent military advances exclusively with an eye toward forcibly unifying the Korean Peninsula “under a single communist system.”

Admiral Harris scorned the idea that North Korea had gotten nuclear arms to try to protect North Korea from a US-imposed regime change, saying he believes Kim’s ambitions are to “blackmail the South and other countries in the region, and us.”

He was led into this answer by Committee chair Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), who said the only reason anyone believes Kim is getting the weapons for deterrence is because “alternatives are too terrible to contemplate.”

But Admiral Harris seemed fine echoing this view, despite North Korea being very public about deterrence being a top priority, and despite North Korea’s recent diplomatic overtures making no sense at all if Kim’s exclusive goal is to conquer South Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harris, a word, please.

If Kim invited South Korea's President Moon to Pyongyang, do you think for one minute Kim's goal is to hold him as his prisoner, in order to extract some kind of geopolitical "price" from South Korea, knowing that it would goad the US into some kind of retaliatory measures?!?

Admiral, Kim is many things; but irrational and unreasonable are not among them.

Regurgitating the old, tired US Deep State's propaganda on North Korea, as a narrative to justify invading it, cannot possibly sway the US populace to embrace such a decision; we have all had our fill of US-generated wars, which appear to be going nowhere; Afghanistan; Libya; Iraq; and Somalia come very quickly to mind, sir.

And I would like to politely remind you; we have lived with nuclear-armed governments which the US just has had a hard time liking, in any way, like Pakistan.

It has nuclear weapons, and even though it has now been put on the US "funds terrorist groups" Watch List, I seriously doubt we are going to invade that country any time soon.

And why?!?

Because it has nuclear weapons as a deterrent, Admiral: it is just that simple.

Feb 15 09:19

POLICE RECOMMEND NETANYAHU BE INDICTED FOR BRIBERY ON TWO CHARGES

Israel Police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases Tuesday night, Israel's Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported.

After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced on Tuesday that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair" and Case 2000, the "Yediot Aharanot Affair."

The prime minister, in the past, rejected both allegations claiming that "it is not illegal to accept gifts from friends" and that "Nothing will happen because nothing happened."

At this stage, the prosecution and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will examine the evidence that police collected throughout the investigations, and will later decide whether to actually indict the prime minister or not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these corruption charges against him, Prime Minister Netanyahu is about to become as geopolitcally dangerous as is a wounded animal.

Watch for these charges accelerate everything Netanyahu may be thinking about doing militarily in Syria; Iran; and Lebanon.

President Trump, just please be aware that this might be happening, and soon.

Feb 15 09:03

US DRONE DESTROYS RUSSIAN TANK IN SYRIA, KILLING THREE

As details continue to emerge of last week’s US attacks on pro-Syrian forces, it appears that dozens, or by some accounts scores, of the slain were actually Russian military contractors working for the Syrian government. The raises the stakes about US attacks in Syria fueling a direct conflict with Russia.

Over the weekend, the US struck again, with officials now confirmed that a US MQ-9 Reaper drone attacked and destroyed a Russian T-72 tank in Eastern Syria, in what US officials are claiming was an act of “self-defense.”

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian says the drone saw the tank “that took a shot at us,” and that he believes the US rules of engagement allowed for the tank to be destroyed in self-defense to protect the drone. Three people within were killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government and military appear to be inching toward a direct conflict with Russia in Syria; this appears to be by design.

And I would like to remind our readers that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to work with their military to remove the jihadists from Syria.

What the US government has done, and there is no way to put lipstick on this particular geopolitical pig, is invaded a soverign country which has NOT invited the US military for assistance.

Despite whatever name the military and government give to its military action in Syria, this is about partitioning the country, period, end of discussion.

Even Sergei Lavrov, that usually mild mannered Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, said it out loud, and exasperatedly, this last Tuesday:

The US is Trying to create a quasi-state in Syria

The article, from RT, written on 13 Feb 2018, goes on to state:

"The US has likely taken a “course to create a quasi-state” in the Kurdish SDF militia-held regions of Syria, despite the proclaimed adherence to the territorial integrity of the country, Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov said.

The US activities in Syria are driven by undertaking “dangerous, unilateral steps” instead of trying to “achieve a common understanding” between all the parties, Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday.

He warned that Washington’s true goal might be the partitioning of Syria. The recent steps of Washington, including the creation of the so-called Border Security Force (BSF), operating under the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have prompted even more questions in Moscow."

Folks, we are being "frog boiled" into a major confrontation with Russia over Syrian territory.

This US invasion of Syria was completely illegal; but then again, what should we expect from a US foreign policy has devolved into "Invasions R Us", from the Bush regime to the present.

We had better start asking our (alleged) Representatives in Congress some rather pointed questions, including why we are really in Syria in the first place, and what the hell are we doing, colluding with Saudi Arabia in war crimes in Yemen.

If we do not, I expect a relatively quick return to the draft in this country, coupled with even more repressions of American civil liberties, up to, and including, the invocation of martial law here, so that the American Deep State can go on conducting its endless wars with absolute impunity, dealing with no protests against them whatsoever.

Feb 15 08:40

DEAD MALE PROSTITUTE, PILES OF METH FOUND IN CLINTON MEGA-DONOR’S HOME—NO ARRESTS

The family and friends of Gemmel Moore, 26, are fighting an uphill battle to bring the man they say is responsible for his death to justice. Not surprisingly, the fact that Moore, who worked as a male escort, was found dead at the home of 63-year-old Ed Buck—who’s donated hundreds of thousands to Hillary Clinton—has received very little media coverage.

While it is entirely possible that Moore was simply staying at Buck’s house as a ‘friend’ and accidentally overdosed while there, the following information paints a far more ominous picture.

One of the witnesses interviewed by police said Moore told her that someone whose name is conveniently redacted tied him up “over a year ago” and “held him against his will at the residence in West Hollywood.”

But that’s not all. Moore also kept a journal in which he described in graphic detail how Buck forced him to do meth and got him addicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clintonistas have this unwavering faith that they are "above the law"...until it comes back to bite them, as I hope will be happening to Hillary Clinton with the Uranium One deal, and relatively soon.

Feb 15 08:32

Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies

Kyle Schwarting is a farmer by trade, and a hacker by necessity. His farm, about 20 minutes outside the city limits of Lincoln, Nebraska, is full of tractors and agricultural equipment, which he picks up in various states of repair from fellow farmers, fixes up, and resells.

“I would say what I’m doing is hacking,” Schwarting tells me, gesturing to a Windows laptop and a USB-to-tractor cable he Frankensteined himself.

The plan is to hook the laptop up to a gigantic John Deere combine, which, like all farm equipment, has become increasingly difficult to repair as companies have introduced new sensors and software into nearly every component. Schwarting has found a hacked version of John Deere’s Service Advisor software on a torrent site, which he can use to diagnose problems with the equipment and ultimately repair it. Without this software, even minor repairs will cost him thousands of dollars from a licensed John Deere repair person and more importantly, time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can't say that I blame the guy; the "right to repair" should be fundamental, and not place a farmer into unpayable debt everytime something goes wrong with his equipment.

Also, with agriculture, particularly around harvesting season, time is money.

Feb 15 08:28

THE PHARMA BILLIONAIRES WHOSE FAMILY COMPANY CREATED THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC ARE DISINTEGRATING INTO A BICKERING MESS

The Sackler family is best known for the buildings adorned with their names thanks to their acts of philanthropy, which is either motivated by a public spirit, or by the desperate need for some reputation washing as the public becomes increasingly aware that the family fortune was built on the perfection of shady techniques for marketing addictive drugs, which reached its zenith when Perdue, the family pharma business, created the Oxy epidemic, by falsifying addictiveness research and aggressively recruiting doctors to hook their patients on their lethal products.

The Sacklers are your basic Koch-style family of evil billionaires, handing out charitable grants with one hand, and using the other hand to secretly fund initiatives to kill public education.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

I hope they get sued out of business, and that these class action attorneys will bring them, collectively and financially, to their knees.

Feb 15 08:00

Soros & Vestager Versus The Free Internet

With his investments, Soros has become a billionaire. Unfortunately for many years he interferes in the political and demographic developments in Europe and financially supports the ethnic exchange. Now he turns against CSU, Facebook and Twitter because they endanger his leftist revolution.

Feb 14 15:08

The Causes of the “Civil War” in the Words of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

“When [the states] entered into the Union of 1789, it was with the undeniable recognition of the power of the people to resume the authority delegated for the purposes of that government, whenever in their opinion, its functions were perverted and its ends defeated . . . the sovereign States here represented have seceded from that Union, and it is a gross abuse of language to denominate the act rebellion or revolution.”

–Jefferson Davis, First Inaugural Address, Montgomery, Alabama, February 1861.

Lincoln asserted that it was not voluntary, and was more like what future generations would come to know as the Soviet Union – held together by force and bloodshed.

Feb 14 15:04

Southerner Sessions: 'Slavery' alone caused the Civil War

Doesn't know anything about Cannabis or American History it would seem. PC for sure though.

https://mises.org/library/lincolns-tariff-war

Jeff Sessions, a son of the South and President Trump’s attorney general, celebrated former President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday with a blunt and bold statement that clashes with some of his fellow Alabamians and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Speaking Monday at the Union League of Philadelphia’s Annual Lincoln Day celebration, he said slavery alone was the cause of the Civil War.

Feb 14 14:30

“US Foreign Policy Is the Greatest Crime Since WWII,” Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark

The US Secretary of State’s criminally insane back handed remarks favoring a civil war, with all the probable loss of lives a civil war would bring, seems to fit as appropriate within a US foreign policy of world domination. Human suffering has never been of any consequence to the financial interests of that 1/10 of 1 per cent of Americans who, to one degree or another, rule us all.

That is the way it has been since the end of the Second World War, a war made possible by US investments and joint ventures in the rearming of Nazi Germany,[ 2] a war that made the USA rich and the first all powerful single superpower.

Feb 14 11:16

Why Russian Chief Rabbi Stands by Vladimir Putin

Lazar’s work, his Russia boosterism and his ties to the Kremlin — he is sometimes called “Putin’s rabbi” — has helped Chabad’s Russian branch eclipse all the Jewish groups vying to reshape the country’s community of 250,000 Jews. Now Lazar heads a vast network that comprises dozens of employees and plentiful volunteers working in hundreds of Jewish institutions: schools, synagogues, community centers and kosher shops.

But Lazar and Putin’s relationship seems to go deeper than political expediency. In 2012, Lazar led the Russian leader on a tour of Jerusalem’s Western Wall. And last year Putin made Lazar a member of Russia’s prestigious Merit to the Fatherland order, the country’s highest civilian decoration and one that is rarely conferred on people who were not born in Russia. (Lazar became a Russian citizen in 2000.)

Feb 14 10:52

2018– Year of the Slave

You are a slave. You probably do not realize it, but you are.
Movies and public school like to portray slaves as bound by chains and beaten with whips, creating a polarized image of slavery that can be pointed to with the comment, “You are not like that, therefore you are not a slave.” But history shows that slaves have been treated in all manner of ways, some more cruel than others, yet even with the most kind treatment, a slave remains a slave.

Setting aside the stereotyped image of a slave as a bleeding chain-bound wretch, slaves throughout history are often hard to recognize. In some cases, such as the Medieval Serfs, they were held slaves to the rulers by religious belief, and did not see themselves as slaves even though they were treated as such.The favored slaves of Asian potentates wore jewels to make a movie star gasp, yet were still slaves for all their finery and comfort.

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Feb 14 10:39

American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world

As the wealthy continue sucking the country dry, the question now isn’t if the US will cease to provide a decent standard of living for its people. Rather it is how many people will be sacrificed on the way down.
In America, the richest nation in the world when measured by raw GDP, children are getting sick from living by open pools of raw sewage. This was one of many shocking findings by the United Nations late last year, following a two-week investigation into extreme poverty in the US.

The UN report was issued last December by a team of investigators who visited California, Alabama, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington DC.

Feb 14 08:17

France sticks by plan for new compulsory 'national service' for young people

Two decades after it scrapped its compulsory military service France will introduce a mandatory "national service" for all young people, the government said Tuesday, confirming a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron took the country by surprise a year ago when he announced that, if elected, he would make all young people spend a month getting "a direct experience of military life with its know-how and demands".

He billed it as a way to build social cohesion and patriotism in a country battling deep divisions, by bringing young people from different backgrounds together in a barracks.

But the proposal raised hackles in the army, which is already stretched thin by anti-terrorism operations in the Middle East and West Africa as well as patrols against jihadists at home.

Feb 13 22:07

Milwaukee Jail Staffers Charged in ‘Appalling’ Death of Inmate Denied Water

Three Milwaukee County Jail staffers were given felony charges Monday for their involvement in the 2016 death of a mentally ill inmate, Terrill Thomas, who was denied water for a week as punishment for bad behavior.

At the time of Thomas' death, the jail was overseen by conservative activist Sheriff David Clarke, who retired in August 2017 to join a committee supporting US President Donald Trump.

Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Evans, the jail's former commander, was charged with felony misconduct in office and misdemeanor obstruction after lying to investigators about how long Thomas was denied water and withholding surveillance video that showed water being cut off to Thomas' cell and not being turned on again.

Feb 13 21:32

Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade

After Jeff Sessions stepped up his attack on state-legal cannabis, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner decided to retaliate by freezing the Trump administration’s Justice Department nominees. It’s now a month into the blockade, and Sessions is steaming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uSTOHa4Im4

Feb 13 18:00

COP WHO ARRESTED NEWS2SHARE’S FORD FISCHER CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING

When News2Share’s Ford Fischer was arrested in Baltimore, it sent shockwaves through the indie news community. Even though Ford’s footage winds up all over the major networks, he’s one of us. Always has been. Fischer was arrested in Baltimore by Daniel Hersl for simply filming and doing his job during the riots. The indie media community cried foul, tried to apply pressure to get Ford out of trouble, and bring Hersl down for an egregious violation of civil rights. While Ford was released, it seemed no justice would be served. Journalists at TFC network affiliate, The Pontiac Tribune, pulled no punches running the headline: “Baltimore cops abduct journalist, falsify charges”.

Feb 13 11:19

What Does Ukraine Need? Dictatorship For The Sake Of Democracy

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"I understand that my provocative thesis will not be fully accepted by all, but with regarding democracy: what we have now in the state, I can not call a democracy, even a weak one. And the only way that I see possible is, on the contrary, a dictatorship for the sake of a future democracy. Unfortunately, the swamp that now exists in Ukraine is the weak state, that many people spoke about today, but without calling things by their right names," Tuka said.

Speaking about the situation around Donbass, Tuka noted that Moscow constantly and persistently urges Ukraine to have direct dialogue with the Donbass, but the Ukrainian authorities do not intend to even discuss "dialogue with militants".

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Feb 13 11:03

TAXPAYERS SHELL OUT $175K FOR BRAVE COP FIRED BY DEPT. FOR REFUSING TO KILL A MAN

eirton, WV — As TFTP reported last year, former Weirton police officer Stephen Mader sued the city after he was fired for not killing a suicidal man who needed help.

It was reported this week that Mader will be receiving $175,000 in a settlement as a result of his unnecessary firing.

“At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” Mader said. “The events leading to my termination were unjustified and I’m pleased a joint resolution has been met

“My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this again,” said Mader, who still lives in Weirton with his family but now drives trucks for a living, according to WPXI.

As we reported at the time, on May 6, 2016, Mader responded to a domestic call about a suicidal person. When he arrived on the scene, Mader confronted 23-year-old Ronald D. Williams who was armed and mentally distraught.

Madar said that he began talking to the young man in his “calm voice.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This cop did absolutely the right thing here, and HE GETS PUNISHED BY LOSING HIS JOB FOR IT?!?

In my world, this former officer deserves a medal, and a position with any local police department whose superviser wants their peace officers to "do the right thing", and learn to "talk people down" when it is humanly possible.

I have (retired) police in my own family, and know them to be loving, devoted family people, who would never want to hurt or kill somebody if there was a fraction of hope that there another possible way out of a bad situation, but would never allow themselves or their partners get hurt.

I frankly think this country could do well to have more police officers who have been trained in the concept of "talking people down", when they are agitated, and can tell the difference between someone who is a real threat in their agitation...and who is not.

Feb 13 10:45

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Human rights groups condemned the Philippine president on Tuesday for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes.

The left-wing group Karapatan said President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of international humanitarian law."

Duterte's remarks "are but the latest of the series of this madman's display of tyranny, lunacy and machismo," Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.

The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch said the remark last week was the latest in a "series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women" that encourage state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflicts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the Philippine people have elected their own Caligula, one who delights in visualising bloodshed, horrifically brutal physical incapacitation, and destruction, but orders other people do the actual dirty work.

The Madness of Caligula

Whatever happened to the concept of peaceful, moral, hard-one negotiations to give more people a "seat at the table" in the Philippine government, without violence?!?

Apparently, these concepts have completely vanished from the workings and desires of the Philippine government, and particularly with Duterte, a man who obviously loves, and most probably lives, on fantasies of bloodlust, and female mutilation.

I am sorry, but the Philippine people deserve far better than this guy; there's GOT to be someone out there on the political scene with some shred of sanity, dignity, and morality who could do one heck of a lot better for them then this guy.

Feb 13 10:25

Venezuela fears ‘invasion’ after U.S. military chief visits Colombia

Venezuela on Monday accused neighboring Colombia of planning a bombing campaign or a “military invasion” amid heightened tensions in the region and a mass exodus fueled by Venezuela’s collapsing economy.

“In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, according to the state-run AVN news agency. “We will not allow it.”

Saab didn’t provide proof of his allegations, but other regional allies pointed to the weekend visit to Colombia by Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of U.S. Southern Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Tidd has been in Columbia, or made an assessment , of, what is likely going on -or may be going on - in Columbia's neighbor, Venezuela.

Southcom commander warns Congress of growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, 2017

And take a look at his twitter feeds, from 3 days ago:

Admiral Tidd's Twitter feeds

What do these tell us?? that Admiral Tidd was in the Columbian city of Turnaco, meeting with Columbia's Vice-President there, Oscar Naranjo, to discuss "security measures", and also met greeted Columbian security forces there.

But the significance is the meeting with Naranjo. It appeared that he had discussions with Columbia's Vice-President, but not with Tidd's military counterparts.

And of course, the situation in Venezuela has become very intense, and the standard of living of ordinary Venezuelans has devolved into near back-breaking, horrific poverty., due to US Sanctions, and lousy planning and economic decisions taken by the current government.

But the timing of this meeting?!?

Venezuela is due to have its national election on 22 April of this year.

Maduro will be running again, and will be facing scant opposition, looking for another 6 year term.

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

The talks between Tidd and Naranjo probably centered on the aftermath of this election, and what happens if and when Maduro, probably by stealing it, wins this next election.

IF the US cannot get Maduro out of power through elections, the question is, what can they do to foment and galvanize the opposition to do something "dramatic", and who could be tapped to lead such an effort?!?

It is clear that the US doesn't want to be accused as the country leading the charge here, so expect it to make it look like a "nation popular movement" to dethrone Maduro, just as they did in Ukraine in 2014 with the "dumping" of the duly elected Yanukovych, and replacing him with Poroshenko.

Unfortunately, such a move will have US government fingerprints all over it, because of all the "regime changes" the US government has created in the past, particularly in Central and South America.

Expect a number of people to die here, in this "psuedo-revolution", but to the US government and military it will simply be written off as "collateral damage".

Remember; what the US wants here, beside "regime change" is a US-Centric government, which only sells its vast reserves of oil in US dollars, and will accept no other currency for it.

Feb 13 09:02

INTERNET USERS SPOKE UP TO KEEP SAFE HARBORS SAFE

SOURCE: EFF
Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe. We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureaucratic requirement that could cause websites and Internet services to lose protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). And we asked them to help keep Congress from replacing the DMCA safe harbor with a mandatory filtering law. Internet users from all over the U.S. and beyond added their voices to our petition.

Under current law, the owners of websites and online services can be protected from monetary liability when their users are accused of infringing copyright through the DMCA “safe harbors.” In order to take advantage of these safe harbors, owners must meet many requirements, including participating in the notorious notice-and-takedown procedure for allegedly infringing content. They also must register an agent—someone who can respond to takedown requests—with the Copyright Office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To other independent blogs out there, please; keep aware of the ever-changing nature of these laws on the net, engineered to destroy the independent media, and keep us from telling the truth as we see it.

Feb 13 08:58

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them.

One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or shortly after takeoff.

That amount includes $61 million to continue the laser-on-a-drone program, called the Low Power Laser Demonstrator, or LPLD, and $5 million to scale up its laser to sufficient destructive power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that Kim Jong Un's Sister just handed a letter to South Korea's President Moon, inviting him to Pyongyang, is it just possible that such a weapon will not be needed, because it looks to me as though there is a distinct possibility of peace, and possibly, reunification, breaking out between the two Koreas?

Were I the chairperson of the committee with the power to approve this line item or not, I would certainly want to delay its implementation, to see what dimplomatic process evolves here, after the Winter Olympic Games, which are still in progress, and will not end until the 25th of this month.

Feb 13 08:56

Russia In the Crosshairs

How many times did Putin announce victory in Syria, pull out, and then have to go back after Washington’s forces had recuperated? Why does Putin refuse the reincorporation of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine? He allowed Crimea back in because of the Russian naval base, but he has refused the Russian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. Consequently, the Russian people in these provinces continue to be subject to attack, and Washington has now armed its Ukrainian nazi state with weapons to reconquer the breakaway republics.

Whether or not Russia wants to acknowledge it, Russia is in a fight for her life. There is evidence that top Russian leaders are unaware of this.

Feb 13 08:50

THE WORLD'S WORST MONEY LAUNDERERS ARE THE UK, SWITZERLAND AND THE USA

The USA has moved up in the Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index to number two, behind Switzerland; in reality, though, the UK is the world's worst money-laundry, but because its laundering activities are spread out over its overseas territories -- taken as a whole, the UK leads the world in helping criminals and looters hide their fortunes.

America's role in money-laundering is well-documented; the ease of incorporating anonymous shell companies has been key to making fortunes disappear -- and they also constitute the wide end of the funnel for dark money in US politics.

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Why am I not surprised here?!?

Feb 13 08:48

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Feb 12 11:56

Russia in the Crosshairs

Eric Zuesse notes that only Syria and Russia complain about Washington’s illegal occupation of Syrian territory, an occupation that has no UN authorization and is a complete and total violation of international law, and Israel’s continual attacks on Syria.

Washington’s continuing support for war against the legitimate government of Syria and support for Israeli and terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces are undermining Russia’s efforts to bring peace to the region. Zuesse also notes that Washington and its UK puppet block all UN action against Washington’s illegality.

Zuesse is correct. But is the continuation of Washington’s campaign against Syria and Russia largely the fault of Russia? Stephen Lendman makes a case that it is Russia’s fault.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would argue that Russia doesn't wish to get into direct military conflict with the US in Syria, because it understands that this could well generate more wars with the US, which for reasons I will articulate later, which the US and NATO appear to be gung-ho to fight, putting Russia in the position of being forced to fight both in Syria, and in Ukraine.

Putin is moving heaven and earth to avoid that happening, understanding full well that the current anti-Russian hysteria in Congress and beyond, may well be a prelude to the larger war he is trying to prevent.

Putin has a very real world understanding of just what a world war does to the people who fight it; the civilian populations enduring it and the bitter physical results to places which have been utterly destroyed by wars; and because he has a very clear understanding of what World War II did to his country, he does not want to see it repeated, not in Ukraine, Syria, or Iran.

Steve Lendman, whose work I greatly respect, and frequently link to, needs to understand the following; like a giant ant, the US government is "trapped in the amber" of an absolutely unrepayable debt load, toward which the current spending legislation is adding, big-time.

The US government desperately needs a war with which to attempt to "misdirect" the American people about the reasons why their standards of living have slipped horrendously, as US government debt grows, unchecked,and there are many in the "bowels of power" in DC, who believe that a good war will be just the ticket to get the US government out of its debtload, and back on its feet.

Israel, with its recent attacks on Syria, against Syrian and the (alleged) Iranian presence will hardly stop now. They will continue these attacks until someone strikes back, or, allegedly has struck back, courtesy of an Israeli/US generated false flag.

Sooner or later, the US military will be called upon by Israel for a general invasion of Syria, "to defend Israel's right to exist", and to affect regime change in Damascus; The optics here mean that Iran most probably will not let this stand, so we will see Iran join the fray as well, on Syria's side.

For Russia, it painfully clear that the breakaway former areas of Ukraine, and Ukraine itself, are preparing for another round of military conflict.
Monitors warn of Preparations for a Fresh Surge in Fighting in Ukraine

This is where NATO will most likely be assisting the Ukrainians militarily, to attempt to gain back some of their purpose and credibility, and the US has already sided with Ukraine should the conflict escalate. After all, President Trump has signed off on supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons.
US to send anti-tank missiles to Ukraine By now, those weapons should have been delivered to the Ukrainian military.

So we will, I believe, have Russia - and the US - fighting on several different fronts, with NATO fighting against Russia in Ukraine, assisted by the US; Syrian, Iran, and Russia, fighting the US and Israel in Syria (and possibly against Iran) in a major war there.

I would like to hope to hell that I am absolutely wrong on this assessment; however, current events, particularly the major strike by the Israel's IDF against Syria last week, compels me to conclude, at the moment, that this is how the geopolitics of the next great war are going to play out.

Feb 12 11:12

HomeWorld NewsSeoul won’t rush to renew joint military drills with US as new intra-Korean summit solidifies

South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly rejected a call from Japan to quickly resume joint US-Korean military drills. Moon has been invited to visit Pyongyang for what may become the first top-level summit in over a decade.
At a bilateral summit on Friday, Moon called on the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to wait before resuming the drills, Yonhap reported, citing a government official. The drills have been paused for the duration of the Winter Olympics, as part of Seoul’s attempt to mend relations with Pyongyang. North Korea considers the drills a major threat to its national security, saying they may be used to conceal a build-up for an invasion.

According to the report, Abe argued that the time to delay exercises scheduled for spring was not right and that Pyongyang had to change its behavior before receiving concessions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Call me cautiously optimistic here...

Feb 12 11:04

Trump Unsure If Israel Genuinely Wants Peace With Palestinians

Speaking to the Israel Hayom newspaper, President Trump has made comments all but unheard of among top US officials, openly questioning whether Israel “is genuinely seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

While Trump took his usual “we’ll have to see what happens” attitude of offering few details, he did caution that Israel’s continued expansion of settlements in the occupied territories are seriously complicating peace efforts.

Criticizing settlements is a pretty normal position for US officials to take, but question Israel’s willingness to make peace, despite many in Israel’s government openly opposed to making peace, is nearly unheard of, and likely to provoke a backlash, even though Trump did qualify it by saying he’s sure the Palestinians don’t want peace either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive my surprise at this but, can it be humanly possible you have just stumbled upon the realization that the Israelis don't really want peace with the Palestinians?!?

Well, sir, better late than never.

So now that you have come to this "Buddha on the Road moment", how are you going to approach your BFF in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and change his mind about how to make this happen; or are you even going to mention it to him at all?!?

Feb 12 10:56

City Fines Landlord $2 Million Because They Offered Homeless & Disabled Veterans Cheap Rent

In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Because they’ve split the units into much smaller ones, the couple is able to provide these veterans with very cheap housing. The contribution to society hasn’t gone unnoticed by the city, however, who couldn’t care less about the dozens of previously homeless veterans now off the streets thanks to the couple.

Feb 12 10:45

Koreas Defy Naysayers on Winter Olympics Diplomacy

Diplomacy at the Winter Olympics has been an event covered like no other, and while some media outlets are in awe at the amount of progress that, by most accounts, has been made, there are also a lot of naysayers casting doubt on whether it amounts to anything.

The official US position has been to simultaneously downplay the talks, and to make some fairly high-profile efforts to undermine them. That seems to have been picked up by a lot of analysts as gospel truth.

The historic visit by a North Korean delegation that included both the parliamentary president and the sister of Kim Jong Un, handshakes, talks, and an invitation to South Korean President Moon to visit North Korea, have all been shrugged off by many as some sort of combination of a North Korean trick to undermine US interests, and one officials insist will fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both North and South Korean leadership want peace, even if the two Koreas cannot agree on a reunification process; the only International actor in the region which DOESN't appear to want want such peace to happen... is the United States.

And - at antiwar.com this morning, right underneath this breathless headline, come the following headlines:

North Korea invites South Korea's President tio Pyongyang

and...wait for it...

Secretary of Defense Mattis: North Korea cannot divide the US from South Korea

Forgive me, Sec Def Mattis; it appears, as my late grandmother would say, "The Horse is Already Out of the Barn." on this issue.

And sir, the optics of any attempt to squelch this newfound ratcheting down of tensions between North and South Korea, are going to be perceived by the rest of the world, as a barbarically martial and repugnant on the part of the US government.

I mean, can you seriously be thinking in this direction?!?

One would hope to heck, NOT!!

Feb 12 10:17

US: CALLS FOR LORDE’S SHOW TO BE CANCELLED OVER SUPPORT FOR BDS

Lawmakers in Florida have called for New Zealand singer Lorde’s upcoming concert to be cancelled in protest of her support of the boycott against Israel, according to the New Zealand Herald.

On Thursday, State Representative Randy Fine cited a Florida law that says no state or local government can conduct business exceeding $1 million with any organisation engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Lorde cancelled her Tel Aviv show last year after an open letter called on her to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and show solidarity with the Palestinian people. The New Zealand singer-songwriter replied to the letter in a tweet: “Noted! Been speaking [with] many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me I am learning all the time too.” She cancelled her show two days later.

In a statement on Thursday, Fine said that Lorde’s decision meant she could be refused under the state’s anti-BDS legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That a state in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, can refuse an artist a venue because of her support of BDS is an absolute travesty.

Are we not supposed to be the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave", where expressing a minority opinion about human rights for Palestinians should at least be tolerated?!?!?

Apparently, in the state of Florida, not so much.

That Israel has so much control over state and Federal regulations, to regulate public opinion to the degree where expressing one's opinion about Palestinian human rights is a crime, is an intolerable legislative imposition, and the law needs to be struck down by the Florida Supreme Court, as absolutely antithetical to the First Amendment; if not the Federal Supreme Court ultimately coming to that conclusion.

Criticizing the government of Israel's policies is NOT anti-Semitism, although Tel Aviv has, in its own Orwellian way, has managed to twist the English language in order to conflate the two.

And Representative Fine, a word, please: the BDS cannot destroy Israel; it might, however, "pinch" financially enough, that the Israeli government might come to the table honestly, and begin negotiations which will enable a Palestinian state to exist.

It is a form of peaceful protest; nobody gets hurt, but it does draw attention to the constant trampling over Palestinians' rights, both legislatively in the Knesset, and courtesy of the IDF.

And sir, I am talking about incidents like those documented in the following articles:

The Israeli military detention of Palestinian Children

IDF Security forces abuse Palestinian Children

Palestinian minors arrested, suffer abuse

400 Palestinian Children held in Israeli Prisons prisons

Representative Fine, I am asking you, honestly, for one moment, to imagine how you would feel if such horrific treatment was meted out to your kids, and had done nothing wrong.

But you won't, or you can't, because you will always see Palestinians as "the other", not even worthy of breath.

Odd and, historically ironic, that response; there was a guy in Germany, back in the 20th century, who hated all he defined as "The Others" with such a passion, that he had them carted off to slave labor camps, where many of them died under horrific conditions.

Feb 12 07:45

CITY FINES LANDLORD $2 MILLION BECAUSE OFFERED HOMELESS & DISABLED VETERANS CHEAP RENT

San Francisco, CA — In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Herrera comes off as a moral monster here, no matter what the law says, just wanting another conviction to provide yet another "notch in his belt" to insure future promotions.

The criminalisation of homelessness, particularly if they are our Vets, continues apace.

As a native San Franciscan, I can say unequivocably, that the city has lost both its mind... and its soul, if this conviction is allowed to stand.

Feb 11 10:00

Israeli warplane downed by Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles

IAF chief Tomer Bar reveals F-16 intercepted following strike in Syria was likely shot down by barrage of surface-to-air missiles, shot by Syrian armed forces and made, supplied by Russia; mission 'a complete operational success' despite downing, Bar stresses; stray missiles from the barrage may have reached Israel's Central District—missile trails spotted in region.

The Israeli Air Force's leading conjecture on the F-16 plane that was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on Saturday morning is that Syrian forces used a Russian made SA-5 Gammon medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile to intercept the Israeli aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Israeli military doesn't know if it was a Russian SAM which shot down the Israeli F-16, but they will tar Russia for it anyway.

I would almost be willing to bet real money that this coming week, , the link between alleged "Syrian/ Iranian Agression" and Russia will be the mantra of the presstitutes in the corporate news.

Feb 11 09:50

THE OPEN WAR WITH IRAN HAS BEGUN

(Please be aware: this op-ed is how the Jpost is covering the events of yesterday. It takes outright lies and shapes them into propaganda, somewhat akin to what a magician does to create balloon animals, to advance their agenda of an open war against both Syria and Iran. ckr).

"This was long in the making. Years ago, the Iranians came to the rescue of Bashar Assad in Syria and, together with Russia, ensured his survival. The problem is that they haven’t left. On the contrary – even though Assad is today in control of the majority of Syria, Iran is staying put and trying to establish an even greater presence within the country. On Saturday, we saw how determined it is to do just that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday, Russia's President Putin warned Israel's Netanyahu that there needed to be "restraint" on the part of all parties here, and that the Israeli bombings should not be permitted to endanger Russia Troops on the Ground.

Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid escalation in Syria.

Yesterday, Netanyahu made the following statements:

Netanyahu Vows To Defend Israel Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest developments in the region.

Netanyahu says Saturday that he informed Putin of Israel's intention to continue defending itself against any aggression and to prevent Iran from establishing a presence "in Syria or anywhere else."

The questions come to mind: What precisely is Iran doing in Syria which causes Netanyahu to play the "self-defense" card, when it is essentially Israel which is the aggressor here?!?

When you invade a sovereign country, like Syria, and shoot bombs to destroy targets on the ground, is that not an act of war, rather than alleged "self-defence"?!?

By weasel-wording his language, (how Orwellian of Netanuahu, but he is sooo damned clever at this, as we have observed over the years), he is defining Israel aggression as acts of "defense"; and that, by international standards, should be indefensible.

Where is the incontrovertible proof, please?!?

But of course, neither Netnayahu, or the author of this codswallop, wants proof and truth; they want to escalate this into a full-blown regional war, until there is regime change in Damascus, and Tehran.

And of course, when it comes to actual blood and money to be spent on achieving those objectives, Tel Aviv thoroughly wants it to be American blood and American money spent; not Israeli.

Feb 11 09:15

MEET THE US ARMY'S LATEST KILLER-ROBOTIC HUMVEES

In the coming months, the United States Army is sending its first robotic Humvee to a field training exercise to see if the autonomous combat vehicle can accurately destroy targets, as part of a new experimental program to weaponize robots.

The killer Humvee, which is called the ‘Wingman,’ is part of the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, or JCTD program, where engineers have developed autonomously piloted weaponized vehicles in hopes it will provide direct and indirect fire support for ground troops trapped in dangerous situations on the battlefield.

According to the Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC program, the goal behind the “Wingman” is to train soldiers and weaponized robotic vehicles to work together on the battlefield to confront America’s enemies. Army engineers say it will be Soldiers, not computers, which decide when the robotic Humvee fires a round.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I rather wish that the 20 million spent on this would have been invested in training government employees in the kind of logical, scenario-embracing moral thinking which leads to great, hard-won negotiations with other countries.

This would mean far less of our money going to the Merchants of Death for these kinds of weapons, and fewer wars would be fought by this country, because people hired by the government could think intelligently enough to prevent them!!!

Feb 11 09:04

71 KILLED AFTER RUSSIAN PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES NEAR MOSCOW

A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the countryside near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian Interfax news agency reported. 65 passengers and six crew members were onboard the plane which disappeared from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, TASS reported.

The plane - a 7 year old, short-haul regional Antonov AN-148 - was bound for the Russian city of Orsk in the Orenburg region that borders Kazakhstan, according to Reuters. The plane was first operated by Rossiya Airlines, including on international routes, and then was leased to Saratov Airlines.

Flightradar tracking of the plane ended at 11:27AM UTC when the plane suddenly tumbled from a height of 6000 feet at an airspeed of 332 knots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly would really want to look at the manifest for passengers' names.

The plane wasn't very old; I have to wonder if this was just a tragic accident...or an assassination made to appear as a tragic accident.

Time, and a thorough forensic examination of the wreckage, may tell.

Feb 11 09:00

$20 BILLION HIDDEN IN THE SWAMP: FEDS REDACT 255,000 SALARIES

The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries. It’s a classic case of the bureaucracy protecting the bureaucracy, underscoring the resistance faced by the new administration.

Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information. We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 years. For the first time, we found missing information throughout the federal payroll disclosures. Here’s a sample of what we discovered from the FY2017 records:

254,839 federal salaries were redacted in the federal civil service payroll (just 3,416 salaries were redacted in FY2016).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet totally predictable from this government.

Transparency, MY ASTROLABE!!!!

Feb 11 08:33

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

(*From The Corruption Free Half Of The Bush/Clinton Duopoly)

Feb 11 08:04

42-minute video: Jacque Fresco (Venus Project) explains humanity’s history of technological abundance subverted by lying ‘leaders’ choosing ongoing rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Jacque Fresco (1916-2017) founded The Venus Project to document technological solutions available here and now for a world that works for everyone with no-one left out. I was a friend of near-contemporary Bucky Fuller (1895-1983) with similar public communications.

Jacque’s brilliant 2010 42-minute public talk:

For complete documentation of technical solutions, his 2016 97-minute documentary, The Choice is Ours:

My documentation that our current condition is psychopathic, lying, illegal, rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

**

Feb 11 07:21

17-minute UFO/ET video: same ‘leader-liars’ of US empire annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions tell us ‘be afraid’ of aliens coming for empire killing millions, harming billions, costing trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

As a National Board Certified Teacher of History, Economics, Government, also credentialed in Mathematics and honored by two Los Angeles Mayors as among the best teachers in Central Los Angeles (~20,000 teachers in that area), who has also spent over 10,000 hours in research for analysis of our most important facts in the challenge of being humans on Earth, please consider three factual claims:

1. Megalithic architecture is literal rock-solid evidence of prehistoric Earth civilizations with technologies greater than so-called “modern” humans. This is just one area of objective evidence that Earth’s history is very different from what is published in our texts and told to us by corporate media. Here is a start with several helpful links.
2. The US is an illegal neocolonial/rogue state empire lying to annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

Feb 10 12:47

Shock: News Corp CEO Wants The Alternative Media Censored So Mainstream Media Companies Can Control The Flow Of Information, Make More Money

In a shocking admission by a high-level mainstream media operative, the CEO of News Corp. has revealed that major media corporations are pushing the likes of Google and Facebook to censor the alternative media despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans have little to no trust in the establishment press.

The comments, made by the CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s publishing arm, Robert Thompson, were revealed in an AFP article about the so-called “dysfunctional” online environment which in reality actually refers to a free internet where independent reporters can reach the masses themselves.

Feb 10 12:11

DOMESTIC TERRORISM BILL TARGETS PATRIOT GROUPS AND CITIZEN MILITIAS

To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

Feb 10 08:12

Stock market collapse? Great! Wall Street’s .01%’s rigged-casino parasitizing real American’s work and offering zero usable goods/services must end before monetary reform & public banking allow ~$1,000,000 per US household in near-instant benefits

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Secondary market: securities sold by and transferred to one speculator to another.

Speculator: purchase of an asset with hope that it will become more valuable. Many speculators pay little attention to the fundamental value of a security and instead focus purely on price movements (my note: 99% of Americans, yes?)

The most important context to consider the US stock market:
Americans are neo-slaves to lying sacks-of-spin asset holes psychopathically crushing life from all Earth’s inhabitants. The best description of these .01%’s “leadership” is rogue state empire, with those of us pointing to the uncontested and comprehensive history unaware of any attempts to refute this label of OBVIOUS crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

The most important conclusion to draw from this context:

Feb 10 08:01

Report Finds Widespread Human Rights Violations in Nursing Homes

In its first-ever nursing home report, Human Rights Watch slams the "massive" nonconsensual drugging of residents, enabled by a government enforcement system that coddles violators. The report is a comprehensive overview of the reasons for, and outcomes of, the terrible overuse of psychotropic drugs as chemical restraints to sedate and subdue residents.

Feb 09 14:16

Turkey bombs US-backed militants in northern Syria

Turkey has bombed US-backed Kurdish fighters in Afrin with impunity, just after Washington cited an alleged attack on the militants to target pro-government forces in Syria.

The Turkish army said in a statement on Friday that the overnight strikes destroyed 19 targets, including ammunition depots, shelters and gun positions, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven US-backed militants with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as well as two civilians were killed in the attacks.

Turkey began the attacks on January 20, but halted them after terrorists downed a Russian jet in the northwestern Syria province of Idlib, in order to allow Moscow to reinforce its air defense system.

The offensive is aimed at the YPG, which Turkey says bears ties with anti-Ankara militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels to me to be getting more dangerous by the moment.

The US has stated that it will NOT move its troops embedded with the Kurds at Manbij, which he Turks have stated they will invade next.

I really think that the US, by having a physical presence in Syria, is setting our military up at Manbij to become "sacrificial lambs" for a bloody display of a false flag to be blamed on Syria, so that the US has another "justification" for a full-on invasion of Syria.

Feb 09 14:03

Moody's Threatens US Downgrade Due To Soaring Debt, "Fiscal Deterioration"

Back in 2011, Standard & Poors' shocked the world, and the Obama administration, when it dared to downgrade the US from its vaunted AAA rating, something that had never happened before (and led to the resignation of S&P's CEO and a dramatic crackdown on the rating agency led by Tim Geithner).

Nearly seven years later, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) this time it is Warren Buffett's own rating agency, Moody's, which on Friday morning warned Trump that he too should prepare for a downgrade form the one rater that kept quiet in 2011. The reason: Trump's - and the Republicans and Democrats - aggressive fiscal policies which will sink the US even deeper into debt insolvency, while widening the budget deficit, resulting in "meaningful fiscal deterioration."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YIKES!!!

Feb 09 13:53

News Corp CEO rails at 'dysfunctional' online environment

News Corp's chief executive on Thursday took a swipe at Google and Facebook for fostering a "dysfunctional" and "debased" online environment which harms the news media and responsible journalism.

Robert Thompson, CEO of the publishing arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, stepped up his criticism of the online giants as the company released its quarterly earnings.

Thompson said the steps announced by Google and Facebook to stem misinformation and improve the quality of online news were "modest steps toward changing a digital environment that is dysfunctional at its core."

"The bot-infested badlands are hardly a safe space for advertisers, whose brands are being tainted by association with the extreme, the violent and the repulsive."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

MR. Thompson, a word please: a lot of the independent media completely distanced from Google and Facebook, do a very creditable job of reporting the truth, and this is why you are losing viewership, and we ( at sites like WRH) are gaining.

Our reporting is neither debased nor chaotic; it is as factual as humanly possible, and not supportive of either US government narratives, leading usually to wars, or US government agendas, the primary purpose of which to achieve US world hegemony and domination.

Feb 09 13:12

US, South Korea Openly Disagree on North Korea Diplomacy

Weeks of diplomatic efforts with North Korea have the South Korean government upbeat, and presenting the Winter Olympics as the next step toward even better bilateral ties, and new opportunities to come.

While the US had previously been loathe to publicly clash with South Korea about the matter, the fact that the diplomacy is ongoing is clearly irking the administration, and has them now openly taking an opposite position to the South.

Where South Korea sees opportunities to improve ties, Vice President Mike Pence is very clear that he sees an opportunity to worsen them. South Korea seeks sports diplomacy at the Winter Olympics, and Pence wants to use it as a pretext for more sanctions and acrimony.

This public split is casting a long shadow over the Olympic games, where South Korea will have to manage Pence’s visit while also trying to keep him from doing too much damage to their diplomatic efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hopeful that the South Korean government does a successful job in "managing Pence's visit"; anyone with two braincells to rub together will see that it is obvious that officials from North and South Korea are having a reflective time, to see what can be done to mend relations, not further exacerbate them.

Feb 09 13:05

Japan ruling party body pushing for Article 9 revision draft within month

The Mainichi Shimbun reports that a body of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will try to draft a proposed revision of Article 9 of Japan’s pacifist constitution as early as this month.

The effort is in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s desire to define legally the existence of the country’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) as part of the document.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Japanese Prime Minister is looking to get this passed before the end of this month (and folks, the end of February is only 19 days away), it does not augur well for peace between North Korea and her neighbors, particularly South Korea and Japan.

Timing, for getting this bill pushed through Japan's legislature before the end of the month is not accidental, and may well be telegraphing that the plans for an assault on North Korea in the early spring, perhaps March or April of this year, are close to getting greenlit.

I am hoping and praying that President Trump is listening to Sec Def Mattis on this one, and choses to avoid an outright military confrontation against North Korea; the aftermath could be more horrific than anyone can realise, and most likely, should the US govenment do a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, China will most likely side with North Korea militarily.

Feb 09 12:47

THE CLOUD ACT: A DANGEROUS EXPANSION OF POLICE SNOOPING ON CROSS-BORDER DATA

This week, Senators Hatch, Graham, Coons, and Whitehouse introduced a bill that diminishes the data privacy of people around the world.

The Clarifying Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act expands American and foreign law enforcement’s ability to target and access people’s data across international borders in two ways. First, the bill creates an explicit provision for U.S. law enforcement (from a local police department to federal agents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to access “the contents of a wire or electronic communication and any record or other information” about a person regardless of where they live or where that information is located on the globe. In other words, U.S. police could compel a service provider—like Google, Facebook, or Snapchat—to hand over a user’s content and metadata, even if it is stored in a foreign country, without following that foreign country’s privacy laws.[1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senators, Hatch, Graham, and Coons, I would like to politely suggest that you collectively re-read the opening statements to the the Bill or Rights, particularly the 4th Amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things ..."

This law absolutely does not conform to the protections afforded American citizens under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which constitute the real, and only, "Contract with America" and the hearings on this legislation should be abandoned.

But sadly, in this portion of the 21st century, this is precisely the kind of thinking one must expect from those in the Bowels of Power in DC; this is
the kind of legislation which can only come from a government deeply fearful of its own people.

Because of all the ugly Federal Government revelations moving now at breakneck speed, Americans are going to start get angry at what has been done by a broken and corrupt system.

I would like to hope that they will use that anger in the most peaceful, calm, calculated way possible, which gets the b*astards who have put the US in its current state, voted out of office, never to return to a position of public trust or power, which they no longer deserve.

Feb 09 12:33

TRYING TO DELIVER "FAILING" GRADE TO BETSY DEVOS, TEACHERS LOCKED OUT OF EDUCATION DEPT

Teachers' groups, parents, and students were barred from entering the Department of Education on Thursday, the anniversary of Betsy DeVos's confirmation as Education Secretary, to present her with a "Failing" report card alongside tens of thousands of comments from teachers who disapprove of her performance leading the nation's public education system.

"This is a remarkable moment...this is the first time that I have ever been to this building where we were not let in."—Randi Weingarten, AFT President

In categories including protection of civil rights and equality in schools and ensuring funding for low-income students and children of color DeVos received "F" grades across the board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I found this blocking teachers from the building in which DeVos works more than a little heavy handed.

But let's back up, and think this one through, shall we?!?

What have popped up , dotting the US landscape in the last 20 years, are private schools, used by caring parents to "fill in the gaps" in their kid's education, or get their kids learning better, when the public schools have failed their children miserably.

And so what if these schools are franchised, when their approach seems to be doing the job of educating kids, and well?!? I have no problem with this.

Kumon Schools and Mathanasium come to mind, but there are many others.

Why not create one private school in a city like Baltimore, or Detroit, where public education has gone horribly awry:

In public Detroit schools, 93% are not proficient at math; 96% not proficient in Reading

In Baltimore School, Grade Rigging Scandal Escalates, School's CEO issues a memo to Respond

IF programs like those offered by private schools can actually work in cities like this, THEY CAN WORK ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY.

And remember; these very unionized teachers are utterly terrified of losing their jobs if the privatization go forward.

And do you have any idea of how hard it is get a non-performing union-member teacher to be fired from a public school?!?

The short answer is, painfully hard.

Feb 09 12:10

GLYPHOSATE IN L.A. RIVER CAUSES CONTROVERSY, LAWMAKER RESPONDS

Glyphosate poisoning of the L.A. river has become so bad and such a contentious issue that a congressman from the area has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop using the weedkiller.

Over the last few years, the use of glyphosate to control weeds and other vegetation around the L.A. river has become controversial, with many concerned over the links to cancer, birth defects and reproductive issues.

The EPA claims that glyphosate is not carcinogenic but pretty much everyone else disagrees and it is likely that the EPA would approve agent orange for use as a fertilizer if Monsanto ramped up its lobbying efforts just a little more.

Representative Adam Schiff of Burbank wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the agency to stop using glyphosate and look toward using safer alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to wonder with what Monsanto bribed or threatened the decision-makers at the FDA with, to claim that "glyphosate is not carcinogenic."

I would like to invite everyone who believes that everything the FDA tells us is absolutely true, to look at the following article:

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

The article goes on to state:

"Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet.

Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the long term toxicity potential of eating Monsanto’s GMO corn along with the inherent exposure to Roundup."

Seralini and his team are among my pantheon of heroes from the Scientific Community, for having had the "male attributes" to continue with this study, and take it to its logical conclusion.

Of course, Monsanto attempted a "hit job" on Seralini's reseach and credibility
( read: character assassination by pressuring a respected medical journal to redact Seralini's research), he and his team came out vindicated.

And House Representative Schiff, even though I deplore your Trump-bashing in Congress, and the utter nonsense you have spewed with which to attempt to verbally assassinate this President, you are welcome to use this information in your dialogue with the Army Corps of Engineers.

I remember Burbank very fondly, and in THIS instance, believe you are doing the absolute right thing.

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