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Apr 11 14:39

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They are going to hit Syria with nukes! MADNESS!

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Primary Function: Communications relay for fleet ballistic missile submarines (A and B models) and airborne command post for U.S. Strategic forces (B model).

Apr 11 13:59

Russia Insider Website Under DDoS Attack Since Tuesday Evening

Apparently we have been doing our job too well recently, and somebody REALLY doesn’t appreciate it!

Traffic on the site has exploded over the past few days, and is about 3X its usual level - until about an hour ago.

Our site was down for about 2.5 hours yesterday evening EST, and has been intermittent this afternoon, due to a sustained and relatively sophisticated DDoS (denial of service) attack.

It took me about an hour of trying to publish this article, and I still can't load an image with it. I've sent out this same message via our email newsletter list. If you haven't signed up for that yet, please do, it may be the only reliable way to stay in touch with you if they keep disrupting the site.
I've heard that other sites, Fort Russ, and Southfront have also been under attack.

Apr 11 11:57

Israel Vows To "Wipe Assad Off The Map" If Iran Launches An Attack From Syrian Territory

After they launched a lethal strike (from Lebanese airspace, no less) against the T-4 airforce base in Syria in retaliation for the a chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian village - killing several Iranians in the process - senior Israeli officials have finally confirmed what many have long assumed since the country started escalating its military operations within the borders of its crumbling Levantine neighbor.

That is, if Israel even so much as suspects that Iranian agents are planning an attack against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who ends up on the receiving end of a preemptive strike from the IDF, per the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that line attributed to the now-mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, never let a good crisis go to waste?!?

But I am very curious as to whether Russia's Vlad Putin has received this message, and just what they indend to do, should Israel haul off on Damascus?!?

Apr 11 11:53

Syrian Pro-Government Forces Evacuate Airports, Military Bases Ahead Of Airstrikes

In light of this morning's jawboning by Trump, who vowed that an attack with US missiles "nice and new and “smart!" is imminent, and following overnight unconfirmed reports that US warplanes are massing over the Syria-Iraq border, it will hardly come as a surprise that Syrian soldiers and pro-government forces are getting the hell out of dodge.

According to Reuters, which cites the (highly conflicted) Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian pro-government forces are evacuating main airports and military air bases ahead of possible U.S. strikes.

While the report has yet to be confirmed, amusingly Reuters clarified that "the Syrian army could not be immediately reached for comment." It's also not immediately clear what they would say: "yes, we are retreating, have a good day."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has telegraphed his intentions, very loudly, to the world, and there will be utterly zero surprise in these attacks.

Apr 11 11:49

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, No One Actually Died

The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack:

The Syrian government is probably not guilty

The sources claiming there was a chemical weapons attack are pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda outlets

The incident was probably staged, and it is likely that no one actually died

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is a guy who can most probably ferret out the truth about this incident, it would be Peter Ford.

Apr 11 11:43

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

Update: The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports:

Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers.

The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there.

The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Currently, as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, there are about 15 warships and vessels providing the Black Sea Fleet, including the carriers of the Caliber cruise missiles Frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, as well as submarines that repeatedly struck at the targets of terrorists in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Russians know what is coming, and are preparing for it, off the coast of Syria.

Apr 11 11:38

Facebook Has DOZENS Of Former Obama And Hillary Staffers In Senior Positions - Mac Slavo

Mark Zuckerberg notably failed to mention the recent revelations about the Obama 2012 campaign’s exploitation of the platform’s weak pre-2014 data protections toharvest masses of data from non-consenting users. But when looking deeper at the number of former Obama staffers and former Hillary staffers in senior positions at the social media giant, it becomes a lot easier to see the “why” behind the obvious and glaring question.

It isn’t a secret that Facebook has been censoring anyone with a non-left political ideology. Even Diamond and Silk have had a run-in with censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hardly surprised by this.

Apr 11 11:21

On the Brink of a Full Blown War? Reports of Nuclear Submarines on the Way to Syria

Star and Stripes reports an additional Navy battlegroup are departing the US this morning (11th April) to join the other US destroyers:

“The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. The destroyers USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans will join the strike group later, a Navy statement said. The strike group, carrying 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One, will cruise alongside the German frigate FGS Hessen. It remains unclear what the upcoming strike group deployment might entail.”

The Russian naval facility in Tartus is a leased military installation of the Russian Navy located on the northern edge of the seaport of the Syrian city of Tartus. According to CNN Turk, US destroyers were at a distance of 100 km from the port of Tartus, as of Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US/UK military action against Syria will begin close to this weekend, when citizens of both countries are distracted with sports and other activities.

If the attack is delayed, until all the US assets are in place, we well be looking at a decap strike against Damascus itself.

At almost 69 years old, I have never, this lifetime, felt myself so completely distressed at being so thoroughly ignored by a government which, allegedly, is supposed to represent my interests and needs, and those of my brother and sister Americans; not those of Israel, and not those of the country's military/industrial complex.

The costs of such a war will have horrific repercussions internationally and ecomomically, and make the United States even more of a target for those international leaders who would like to see this country balkanize and collapse.

It appears to me that there are only two things left to do right now, because Oahu is definitely a first-strike target for either Russia or China, to take out, because of all the military communications flowing east from this rock; pray, and prepare, the best we can.

Apr 11 11:00

As Trump considers military action on Syria, Pentagon worries it could put Russian soldiers in the crosshairs

As Pentagon planners ready a possible military response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria, one danger has sparked special concern — whether U.S. airstrikes may inadvertently kill Russian soldiers in Syria and escalate the regional war into a confrontation between Washington and Moscow.

The chances of a potential clash would increase if President Trump opts for a heavy bombardment, employing not only Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from Navy ships offshore — as he did last year after a previous chemical attack — but also manned bombers and other warplanes to strike multiple targets in Syria, current and former officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those international chemical inspectors better get on the ground in Syria, and double time quickly, as in, yesterday!!!! We need a time machine here, or at least Dr. Who's tardis.

And if Pentagon officials are worried that the US may inadvertently kill or maim members of the Russian military, they need to talk President Trump out of this madness, and right the hell now, because there will almost be no way to avoid this, as embedded as the Russians are with their Syrian military counterparts.

Of course, we have Israel's military leadership cheerleading for a US war against SyriaIsraeli commanders push for an offensive against Syria. but President Trump needs to understand, fully, and consequentially, that these Israeli military officials fully expect that the costs of such a war will only be borne in American blood, and with American money.

We also have Saudi Arabia's B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen),Crown Prince bin Salman, suggesting that Saudi Arabia could conceivably join the fray Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman mentions that Saudis could take part on a US-led attack on Syria. Considering just how non-brilliantly their military campaign is going in Yemen, even with US military assistance, which can only be characterized as a wanton genocide against the Yemeni people, President Trump should refuse their help; the US should NOT be colluding with the Saudis in any more war crimes, this time against the Syrian people, thank you very much!!

That Congress is, colletively, sitting idly by, and allowing such insantity to move forward, when only Congress has the power to declare war, derrived from the American Constitution, suggests that they are all completely worse than useless, and should be completely sacked sacked at the next round of elections to which they are subject.

Apr 11 10:47

A Wedding That Became a Funeral

On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a counterterrorism operation in rural Yemen. The strike killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others, 6 of them seriously.

Yemen authorities initially described all those killed in the attack outside the city of Rad`a as “terrorists.” The US government never officially acknowledged any role in the attack, but unofficially told media that the dead were militants, and that the operation targeted a “most-wanted” member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who was wounded and escaped.

Witnesses and relatives of the dead and wounded interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Yemen said the convoy was a wedding procession. They said everyone in the procession was a civilian, including all of the dead and injured, and that the bride received a superficial face wound.

Apr 11 10:44

Google's File On You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook's - Here's How To View It

With all the attention paid to Facebook in recent weeks over ‘data breaches’ and privacy violations, even though what happened with Cambridge Analytica is part of their standard business model, it’s easy to forget that there are four other Big Tech corporations collecting just as much - if not more - of our personal info.

Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are all central players in “surveillance capitalism” and prey on our data. New reports actually suggest that Google may actually harvest ten times as much as Facebook.

Apr 11 10:44

The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001

The headline—“Bride and Boom!”—was spectacular, if you think killing people in distant lands is a blast and a half. Of course, you have to imagine that smirk line in giant black letters with a monstrous exclamation point covering most of the bottom third of the front page of the Murdoch-owned New York Post. The reference was to a caravan of vehicles on its way to or from a wedding in Yemen that was eviscerated, evidently by a US drone via one of those “surgical” strikes of which Washington is so proud. As one report put it, “Scorched vehicles and body parts were left scattered on the road.”

Apr 11 10:41

US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq

The U.S. military said Thursday that it intentionally bombed a hospital in Mosul, Iraq as part of its efforts to "eradicate" Islamic State (ISIS) fighters.

The attack on the Al Salam hospital complex took place Wednesday at the request of Iraqi forces, with coalition aircraft using "precision-guided munitions," Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, told reporters.

He said "it's very difficult to ascertain with full and total fidelity" that there were no civilian casualties, whether in the building targeted or elsewhere within the hospital complex.

Apr 11 10:40

'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a "troubling pattern of behavior," from Ukraine to Salisbury.

"We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that's exactly what our decision-making is governed by," Gottemoeller told Russian daily Kommersant in an interview published in Russian on Tuesday. However, her message was far from reconciliatory as she went on: "But we can't leave without reply Russia's illegal acts: from the annexation of Crimea, to destabilization in Donbass, to election meddling, or the latest events in the UK."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nato Deputy Secretary Gottemoeller, you are lying about the Skribal poisoning; alleged election tampering in the US; destabilization in Donbass; and the alleged annexation of Crimea.

And what is worse, the world knows you are lying with a straight face.

But I can promise you one thing; should President Trump move forward with this insane rush to war in Syria, there will most likely no way for NATO to escape a military confrontation with Russia, and you know it.

So what will NATO and the EU do in that case, institute a European draft?!?

Oh, I would so like to see you try that!! :-)

Apr 11 10:38

Baghdad hospital bombed

US aircraft hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings today, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said.
The attacks occurred at 9.30am (0630 BST) and caught motorists by surprise as they ventured out during a lull in the bombing. At least five cars were crushed and their drivers burned to death inside, Reuters correspondent Samia Nakhoul said.

Patients and at least three doctors and nurses working at the hospital were among those wounded.

The missiles obliterated wings of Baghdad's trade fair building, which lies next to a government security office that was apparently missed in the bombings.

Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, told a news conference that overnight bombings by US-led forces killed 24 civilians and injured 186 across the country. In Baghdad, he said, 10 civilians had been killed and 90 wounded.

Apr 11 10:36

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. — warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least nine of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported the New York Times.

Apr 11 10:35

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A crowded hospital in the embattled city of Kunduz that treats war wounded came under attack on Saturday and the American military acknowledged that it may have killed 19 patients, staff members and others at the facility while firing on insurgents nearby.

The attack, which the military said in a statement might have been “collateral damage” that occurred while engaging militants, drew a fierce international outcry. The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemned it and called for a “thorough and impartial investigation.” It also renewed scrutiny of the United States military’s record of causing civilian casualties, which has alienated the Afghan public and often undermined relations with the government here.

Apr 11 10:32

Trump Builds Coalition for War Against Syrian Government: UN Security Council rejects motion to investigate before striking

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.

French President Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and British PM Theresa May
Officials said as early as Sunday that the claimed Saturday attack would lead to a US military strike, and President Trump indicated this would happen “very soon.” Instead of a one-off strike, as with last April’s tomahawk missile bombardment of Syria, the US seems to be envisioning starting a whole new war over it.

This new US-led war in Syria doubtless suits much of the administration just fine. After all, this time last week US officials were trying to talk President Trump out of ending US military involvement in Syria. Now, they seem to have a pretext for an open-ended conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This rush-to-war madness, just at the moment President Trump desperately needs a distraction from the Meuller investigations, which has led Meuller right into the gutter of the Stormy Daniels allegations, coupled with a crippled US economy (except for the one percenters) must not be allowed to go forward.

We have had sexual predators in the Oval Office before; that... is nothing new to the power-mad creeps in the bowels of power in DC, who fervently believe that their power and authority gives them carte blanche to abuse people with impunity.

So, to all the Riveros Rangers out there, please call your Congressional Representatives, POLITELY, and tell them that if they support this move, you would rather vote a dog,cat, or monkey into their seat, come the next election cycle, than have them continue allegedly "representing" you, because this war is NOT what the American people want at all.

Apr 11 10:28

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Trump is nuts! What else can you say!

Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

3:57 AM - Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 11 10:20

CBO UPDATE: TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS TO ARRIVE TWO YEARS SOONER

According to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released on Monday, the U.S. economy is going great guns. But that growth, no matter how robust, will never catch up with government spending. Hence, despite that growth, annual deficits of a trillion dollars will arrive two years sooner than originally projected.

That previous projection, made by the CBO last June, showed a deficit of $563 billion for 2018, rising to $689 billion next year. Now, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act behind them, the CBO projects this year’s deficit to be $804 billion and next year’s to be just a touch below a trillion dollars, at $981 billion.

The CBO is considered by many to be less partisan than most government entities and as likely to create more accurate projections than those coming from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It covered itself with this disclaimer:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: most of Trump's budget goes to the military, and military/industrial complex, which has absolutely not fixed the problems with its reckless, unaccountable spending, or fixing a mentality, in the minds of the corporate masters of our weapons industries, that it is perfectly fine to deliver products late; with huge cost-over-runs, that will never work as advertised.

And a huge, glaring example of this problem is the Lockheed-Martin's weapons equivalent of the failed "Edsel", the F-35, which, after all the taxpayer money thrown at it to fix it, may never, ever function as promised.

Apr 11 10:09

THE CAUSE OF LONDON’S SURGE IN VIOLENCE IS OBVIOUS — BUT NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT

As the United States continues to experience sensational mass shootings and many Americans call for gun control, the London is dealing with its own rash of violent crime, mostly in the form of knife attacks.

Countless memes circulating on the internet have pointed out that despite the British government’s harsh gun laws, criminals have still found ways to commit violence and murder. Despite this, the government is clamping down further, attempting to restrict knife possession even more than it already has in its fruitless attempts to stop the wave of crime (in 2014, for example, a teenager was restricted from buying spoons, a measure that has apparently failed to reduce crime).

But there is more to the story, and what’s missing from the mainstream conversation further discredits the actions of the British government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The allowance of small amounts of recreational drugs, coupled with an enlightened drug policy, which would decriminalise drugs, would just pull the rug out from under drug crime, as Portugal has done:

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, this is a completely logical move, which is why the UK will dismiss it out of hand.

And besides that, there are too many people, including politicians, the owners, and investors in, private prisons, and bankers, who are very happy with the current status quo, because they are raking in the money from the results of current drug policies in both the US and UK.

So do not expect to see utterly failed drug policies change in the near future in either country.

Apr 11 10:02

TOO BIG TO LET OTHERS FAIL US: HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG BLAMED FACEBOOK'S PROBLEMS ON OPENNESS

Facebook’s first reactions to the Cambridge Analytical headlines looked very different from the now contrite promises Mark Zuckerberg made to the U.S. Congress this week. Look closer, though, and you'll see a theme running through it all. The message coming from Facebook’s leadership is not about how it has failed its users. Instead it's about how users —and especially developers —have failed Facebook, and how Facebook needs to step in to take exclusive control over your data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Clintonesque of Zuckerberg!!

Apr 11 09:59

NESTLÉ'S PLASTIC INITIATIVE CALLED 'GREENWASHING' BY GREENPEACE

The environmental impact of the world's plastic consumption is profound. Plastic trash and the tiny pieces that chip off it can be found everywhere—oceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too.

To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged Tuesday to make all its plastic packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. The Swiss food giant envisions a world where "none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter," it said.

"Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach," Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said in a statement.

Nestlé joins a number of major international corporations, such as rival Unilever, making similar commitments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as Nestle believes it can get away with this, it will continue to do this..

It will It will only be when laws are strengthened in these areas, and someone like Nestle's CEO, currently Mark Schneider, could acetually be looking at hard jail time for failing to comply, that you will see a real change.

Of course, that will most likely happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic, as Nestle's purchasing power stretches to the highest level of international politicians, including our own in the US.

Apr 11 09:52

IRAN LIMITS FOREIGN CURRENCY HOLDINGS OUTSIDE BANKS

Iran has limited the amount of foreign currency citizens can hold outside of banks to €10,000 ($12,350) in an effort to control the falling rial and control the country’s severe dollar shortage.

In a statement, the central bank said Iranians have until the end of April to sell excess foreign currency or deposit it in banks.

The decision comes as part of the Iranian government’s measures to overcome losses to the local currency. The rial has lost almost half of its value since September. Iranians have been purchasing foreign currency and gold coins in anticipation of the US pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal which promised an end to sanctions on the oil rich state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because an action is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is, unfortunately, no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

And to the Iranian people, should it come to this, I must apologise to you for what the US government appears to be getting ready to do, which is to, first, withdraw from the P5+1 agreement, then figure out some way to institute regime change in Tehran, because the Israeli government has decreed Iran to be its "existential threat".

The American people are not in control of their government in any way shape, or form, and that is a very dangerous place for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic, to be, because its "leadership" believes it can do anything it wants with impunity.

Oh yes, we have the Kabuki-like drama of campaigns, and a national election; but at the end of the day, we only have the choice between one corporately purchased candidate, or the other; there is no other real choice for American citizens but this.

The American people are very sick and tired of getting lied into war, as it appears ready to bomb both Syria, and Russian assets within Syria, and beyond, on a trumped up charge that the al Assad government used chemical weapons on its own people, when it has almostcompletely obliterated the US-backed jihadists, with Russian help.

Apr 11 08:12

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Trump is insane and anybody who still supports this NUT!

Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

3:57 AM - Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 11 07:56

The US Has Lost Global Power, and Is Now Just Faking It

It’s a hard job being a global hegemon and the world’s sole superpower.

You have to keep the entire planet in line. Every country needs to be taught its place, and kept there, by force if need be. Now and again a country or two has to be conquered or destroyed, just to teach others a lesson. Plus you have to relentlessly meddle in other countries’ politics, rigging elections so that only US-friendly candidates can win, run regime change operations and organize colored revolutions. Stop doing this, and some countries will start ignoring you. And then the rest will quickly realize that you are losing control and go their separate ways while ignoring you.

Apr 11 07:41

Something Stinks with the Facebook Fallout

Watching Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg answer questions yesterday by a congressional inquiry and saying he is open to regulations on his company is like watching my long-time suspicions play out in real-time, on live T.V.

Facebook may just become the de facto Real I.D. of a Satanic Beast System. No Joke. How you may ask, well let’s look at that.

Google, Youtube, Facebook, Amazon, etc. have not only become the online gateways to accessing the internet, they have actually become the internet itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But a baker who refuses to make a wedding cake for gays gets driven out of business!

Apr 10 21:52

THE FULL LIST OF U.S. MILITARY – WARS AND INTERVENTIONS FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA: A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

by Dr. Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014.

Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions.

The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation.

COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.

Apr 10 21:48

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars


Written and spoken by Michael Rivero. A video by Zane Henry Productions I've made a new version of ‘All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars’ that contains a lot of new animations.

Apr 10 11:18

Warships With Cruise Missiles To Mediterranean

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) is being deployed to the Mediterranean Wednesday, where it will join the USS Donald Cook off Syrian territorial waters.

The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), as well as the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). The Destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) will join the HSTCSG later, according to a statement by the US Navy.

The Sachssen-class German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) will also operate as part of the strike group during the first half of the deployment.

In addition to USS Donald Cook, the U.S has now dispatched USN Carrier Strike Group 8 to the Mediterranean/#Syria:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians and Syrian governments and military know what's coming, and are probably preparing accordingly.

Apr 10 11:13

Homeland Security Hires "Media Monitoring Services" To Compile 'Media Influencer' Database

Update: After the listing saw public news coverage, DHS spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton quickly tweeted to calm fears of government over-reach and the creation of a real 'Ministry of Truth'...

Despite what some reporters may suggest, this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media. Any suggestion otherwise is fit for tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists.

Phew - thanks for clarifying. And don't forget America, it's for your own good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Believing anything any spokesperson at DHS says might be an approximation of the truth is thoroughly hazardous to your mental health, in terms of it being a logical statement, related in any way to keeping us safe.

Apr 10 11:04

On the Threshold of War. “Entirety of Russian Military on High Alert”. Unconfirmed Reports

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction.

A Russian Government Press Release:

False information is being planted about the alleged use of chlorine and other toxic agents by the Syrian government forces. The latest fake news about a chemical attack on Douma was reported yesterday. These reports are again referenced to the notorious White Helmets, which have been proved more than once to be working hand in glove with the terrorists, as well as to other pseudo-humanitarian organisations headquartered in the UK and the US.

We recently warned of the possibility of such dangerous provocations. The goal of these absolutely unsubstantiated lies is to protect the terrorists and the irreconcilable radical opposition that has rejected a political settlement, as well as to justify the possible use of force by external actors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that Helmer may well be correct, looking at the avalanche of bovinely excremental fake news being shovelled at Americans by the corporate presstitutes, as though we had utterly no right to question the US government's motivations in this.

Apr 10 10:56

Winds of War Heading Toward Syria. Preplanned US Aggression, Confronting Russia

Washington and its allies use the Security Council as a sound stage platform for their imperial agenda – rule of law principles ignored, the UN Charter, other international law and America’s Constitution discarded.

Time and again the same or similar scenarios unfolded on the world stage, as well as in Washington and other key NATO capitals.

Facts don’t matter, only a pre-planned imperial agenda, naked aggression its defining feature. The die appears cast in Syria. Regime change is Washington’s long-sought objective.

Things appear heading toward something similar to US-led aggression on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, smashing these countries, eliminating their leadership, installing illegitimate pro-Western puppet regimes.

Russia wastes time and energy demanding an independent probe into the fake April 7 Douma incident.

Apr 10 10:45

US will act against ‘monster’ Assad with or without UN ? Haley

The US will act against the Syrian government with or without a UN blessing, US envoy Nikki Haley told the Security Council, blaming Russian “obstructionism” for allowing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond.
“We are beyond showing pictures of dead babies. We are beyond appeals to conscience. We have reached the moment when the world must see justice done,” Haley declared to the Security Council on Monday, accusing Russia of backing the “monster” [Bashar] Assad, who was murdering children with chemical weapons.

“The Russian regime, whose hands are all covered with the blood of Syrian children, cannot be ashamed by pictures of its victims. We’ve tried that before,” Haley said, adding that “no civilized government would have anything to do with Assad’s murderous regime.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley has obviously been greenlit to double down on accusations completely devoid of any facts; but then again, with such an Israeli-centric President as we have in President Trump, the idea is to regime change Damascus, then regime change Tehran.

Of course, what needs to be remembered, on the part of both Israel and Saudi Arabian leadership, the expectation is that this will be done primarily at the costs of American blood and American money.

It will be interesting, given the current circumstances, to see just how far Russia will allow the US go before doubling down, militarily, in both countries.

And Russia, as has been proven in the Syrian theatre of war, has weapons which actually work successfully.

We have seen how badly the US government's military misadventures have gone in Afghanistan; Iraq; Somalia; and Libya; unfortunately, we can certainly expect more of the same insanity in Syria.

Apr 10 10:35

RUSSIA THREAT: Putin warns US ‘you are in violation of EVERYTHING’ - Washington on ALERT

RUSSIA has issued the US with a dire warning after Donald Trump imposed a raft of harsh new sanctions. The Kremlin told Washington this afternoon the US is in violation of “anything and everything”.

Russia issued the fiery statement after the US issued its harshest raft of new sanctions against Vladimir Putin as Russia battles controversy in Europe and the Middle East.

After Moscow's stocks plummeted following the sanctions announcement, the Kremlin lashed out at Washington with an accusation of breaching “everything”.

Russia said: “This is outrageous from the standpoint of legality and violates anything and everything.”

The Kremlin said they were considering “a large variety of options” - a thinly veiled threat to Donald Trump and his White House administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like the White House hasn't been threatening Russia over things it has not done, like poisoning Skripal, allegedly forcibly annexing Crimea from Ukraine, and generating a chemical attack in Syria?!?

Let's get real here!

I am very worried about a potential shooting war with Russia in Syria; our military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia in Syria.

This administration is behaving like a hormone-driven adolescent, bouncing off the walls with no logic or fact being used, and threatening both Russia and Syria with false accusations.

The repercussions of such actions could be devastating to the US, and I am praying for all of our deployed right now, even if I believe how they are being used by this Administration is absolutely, and obscenely, morally wrong.

This was absolutely NOT the President Trump I had hoped we would get.

Apr 10 10:23

UK To Jail Viewers Of "Far-Right Propaganda" | Amber Rudd

Apr 10 10:22

MERCENARIES UNLEASHED: BRITAIN IS GLOBAL LEADER IN PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY

In the years since the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of first Afghanistan and then Iraq, the world has witnessed an enormous proliferation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) seeking to profit from instability and conflict. Hundreds of companies have been established in the past few years alone, and there now exists a vast private industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Sadly, rather than introducing binding regulation of the industry, the British government has decided to allow the mercenaries to regulate themselves.

The UK is an important hub for the PMSC industry. At the height of the occupation, around 60 British companies operated in Iraq. Now there are hundreds of British PMSCs operating in areas of conflict around the globe, working to secure government and corporate presence against a range of ‘threats’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These organisations are not creating global "stability"; they can be counted upon to create even more global instability, for massive profits, of course.

Apr 10 10:18

'MERGER FROM HELL' REPORTEDLY APPROVED BY DOJ, PUSHING AGRICHEMICAL CHOKEHOLD ON FOOD SYSTEM

Watchdog groups sounded alarms on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the proposed mega-merger of Bayer and Monsanto has cleared its final regulatory hurdle in the U.S.

The reported approval from the Justice Department came "after the companies pledged to sell off additional assets," the Journal reported, and despite concerns raised by hundreds of food and farm groups. It also comes weeks after the European Commission gave its thumbs up.

"The approval of the third supersized seed merger, after ChemChina-Syngenta and Dow-DuPont," said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, "leaves farmers vulnerable to price gouging for seeds and other supplies and strengthens the hold a few dominant corporations have over the entire food system."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder how many members of the DOJ approving this merger hold stock in these companies, even if they would never, ever eat the food grown from those seeds.

Apr 10 10:15

VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI INTERROGATORS MAKING THREATS AGAINST FAMILY OF PALESTINIAN TEEN AHED TAMIMI

A VIDEO SHOWING the interrogation of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was released by her family on Monday, with footage of Israeli interrogators threatening and intimidating the 17-year old. At a press conference the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Ahed’s father Bassem Tamimi announced the release of the video, taken from an interrogation that she underwent on December 26 of last year, after she was detained for slapping an Israeli soldier during a raid on her house.

In the footage released to the public, Ahed Tamimi is shown sitting at a desk in an interrogator’s office, a week after she was detained in a raid on her home by Israeli forces. Two Israeli interrogators are seen questioning her about her involvement in recent protests. The men also make comments about her white skin and threaten to detain her family members if she fails to cooperate with them.

Tamimi repeatedly refuses to respond to interrogators questions or their comments about her physical appearance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

but then, what can one expect from the military of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons?!?

And why did Ahed Tamimi lash out in this manner?!?

Buried at the bottom of an article by the BBC, is the following statement:
She said she lashed out at the soldiers whom she said she had seen in a video of her 15-year-old cousin being shot in the head with a rubber bullet that same day.

Take a good, hard look at the images of this kid below:

Images: Ahed Tamimi's cousin, shot in the face with a rubber bullet.

I will allow the readers of this blog to draw their own conclusions about why Ahed behaved the way she did, upon seeing the video of this assassination attempt on her cousin.

Apr 10 10:04

TRUMP CANCELS SOUTH AMERICA TRIP TO "OVERSEE" SYRIA MILITARY RESPONSE

At the start of the month we reported that according to White House sources, Trump was pushing for a Nafta deal "over the next two weeks", which was expected to be unveiled "in principle" at the Summit of the Americas in Peru on April 13-14.

Alas, a Nafta deal announcement will not happen - or anything else for that matter - because moments ago the White House announced that Trump has canceled his South America trip to oversee the US Syria military response, which is expected to be announced - or launched - momentarily.

TRUMP WON'T ATTEND SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS IN PERU: SANDERS
In lieu of Trump's, VP Mike Pence is now scheduled to go to Peru:

TRUMP CANCELS PLANNED TRIP TO PERU, COLOMBIA, PENCE TO GO
Sarah Huckabee Sanders' full statement below:

President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to summing up the complete insanity which has overtaken those in the Bowels of Power in DC, few sum it up better than does Paul Joseph Watson, who states:

"This is not “America first,” this is the deep state first.

What is Trump doing, falling for this lunatic, Deep State false flag attack?

We can only help cooler heads prevail, because a full scale Trump-US attack on Syria would result in a disastrous, wider world war with nuclear implications.

Meanwhile Stephan Molyneux exposes the clear motivations behind the latest Syrian chemical weapons hoax pushing Trump towards war with Syria, Iran and Russia.

Molyneux helps us take note that Trump is in a “Mueller” bind, and Democrats hate Russia…

“They loved Russia when Russia was communist, and international, and seeking to overthrow and destroy capitalism around the world.”

“They hate Russia now that Russia is Christian, somewhat capitalist (has a very low tax rate), and is nationalistic.”

Via Zerohedge…

Russian officials say they have found no trace of chemical weapons use while searching through Syria’s Douma region – and say that photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fabrications, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.

As well documented by Disobedient Media and elsewhere, the White Helmets are an organization funded by the United States which operates throughout various regions within Syria to “help” the anti-Assad effort while snapping convenient photos of Assad’s alleged regime-change-worthy atrocities."

Apr 10 10:00

UBER ACQUIRES ELECTRIC BIKE SHARE COMPANY THAT TRACKS PEOPLE IN REAL-TIME

Yesterday, it was announced that Uber acquired Social Bicycles Inc., or Jump Bikes an electric bike share company from New York.

What's wrong with Uber acquiring an electric bike share company you ask?

Jump Bikes is much more than an electric bicycle company.

Jump Bikes tracks customers calories burned and the miles they traveled and lets people share or view other bicyclists personal information, encouraging them to post their results on Twitter and Facebook.

"You may also share your own trip maps and statistics via certain third-party sites such as Facebook or Twitter or by email."

Uber plans to put their electric bikes in smart cities everywhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can tell you this; you would never get me on one of those bikes for love or money!!

Apr 10 09:56

USS DESTROYER APPROACHES RUSSIAN NAVAL BASE IN SYRIA, WITHOUT NOTIFYING RUSSIA

US Navy Destroyer, USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles, as well as the Aegis missile defence system, is fast approaching the port of Tartus in Syria.

The port of Tartus is the location for the Syrian logistics base of the Russian Navy.

On Monday CNN Turk reported that the US destroyer was at at a distance of 100 km from the Russian Navy port in Syria.

The destroyer left the Cyprus port of Larnaka for the Syrian shoreline, and was reportedly buzzed by Russian warplanes which circled above the US warship four times.

Most troubling part of this advancement into Syrian waters (and within striking range of the Russian base) is the fact that the U.S. Navy destroyer approached Syria WITHOUT notifying Russia.

Trump and his war hawk White House is pushing the world to complete nuclear destruction, all in support of Al Qaeda and White Helmet-ISIS propaganda.

Zerohedge reports…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this administration is taking this country to a war the American people do not at all want.

Watch for the next steps here to be the reinstitution of the draft in this country, and the suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; because this is precisely where we are headed.

Apr 10 09:49

California state senator who pushed vaccine mandate now seeks to CRIMINALIZE “fake news” about medicine, politics and government

In the latest stunning assault on the freedom to think, California state senator Richard Pan — known as the “Mercury Joker” super villain for pushing mandatory vaccines into law via SB 277 — now wants to criminalize all bloggers and independent journalists who dare question the official narratives on vaccines, medicine, politics and government.

The quest for absolute authoritarian control never seems to end with these left-wing zealots. And California looks more and more like North Korea with each new law. (Is Richard Pan the long-lost cousin of Kim Jong-Un?)

Ever seeking to limit public debate, crush independent journalism and control all speech, Richard Pan has a new thought control bill entitled, “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.” While the title seems to target social media websites, the language of the bill clearly applies the law to all blogs, news websites, video sites and podcasts. From the proposed law itself:

Apr 10 09:47

TOM FITTON: FBI Notifies Judicial Watch It Needs At Least THREE YEARS To Turn Over Strzok-Page Communications

On Monday, the FBI notified Judicial Watch that the bureau will need at least three years to hand over “releasable,” communications between anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Apr 10 08:04

HARVARD TO INTERROGATE PROFS ACCUSED OF ‘MICROAGGRESSIONS’

Harvard University will soon investigate professors accused of “microaggressions” after students reported being subjected to in-class “verbal or nonverbal slights/insults.”

Seven classes at the Harvard University School of Public Health have been “flagged for special attention and review” after each class drew three or more student reports of microaggressions, The Harvard Crimson reported Thursday.

"We have workshops for our faculty that help them think about how to manage sometimes difficult, but important, conversations in classrooms around diversity and inclusion." Tweet This

85 students responded “yes” to a question on whether they had experienced in-class microaggressions, according to data that school dean Nancy Turnbull provided exclusively to Crimson reporter Luke Vrotsos.

Apr 10 07:47

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert resigns

This fellow got fired for questioning the Neocon/Israel Warmonger narration!

Bossert’s resignation comes just days after an appearance on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday, during which he questioned the “timing” of Saturday’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which came only days after President Trump promised a withdrawal of US forces from the country.

“American troops aren’t going to fix the six or seven different ongoing conflicts and wars going on in the Middle East or in Syria at this stage,” he said. “We need regional partnership increased and we need US presence decreased.”
https://thesaker.is/his-masters-voice-or-how-an-obedient-dog-goes-to-war/

Apr 09 17:06

(NZ)Taxman's robots to hunt out cash jobs

Taxpayers beware! The roll-out of Inland Revenue's new $1.9 billion transformation project will significantly increase the risk of detecting cash jobs, under-reporting income or over-claiming deductions.

But it could also see significantly increase compliance costs for small and medium-sized businesses, which comprise a large chunk of New Zealand's economy.

A sizeable portion of IR's $1.9b budget will be spent on improved computer technology. With this level of investment, it will expect a return. As part of the transformation project, staff numbers will be cut by about a third. This gap will be filled by smart technology, analytics of new data-lakes of taxpayer information and analytics of comparable taxpayers.

IR has given itself greater powers to obtain larger quantities of information about taxpayers and better tools to use that data.

Apr 09 12:20

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Chabad wants to bring about Armageddon.

Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it.

Apr 09 12:15

Chabad-Lubavitch, Vladimir Putin and the globalist End Times script (+ a message to the non-Cabalist Jews)

It’s also important to note that when Putin came to power, he brought Chabad-Lubavitch into power with him. Together with the Cabalist oligarchs, they pushed aside the existing Jewish community so Chabad could reign supreme in Russia. Here is an account of how that happened from The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry, by Marshall L. Goldman…

https://i.amz.mshcdn.com/MXscb5pWM0DcafZ-n_B8MaH-5Jw=/fit-in/1200x9600...

Apr 09 11:33

ISRAEL TOLD US OFFICIALS ABOUT PLANS TO STRIKE SYRIAN AIR BASE

While the US didn't directly order the airstrike against Syria's T-4 airbase late Sunday night (Russia and the Syrian government had initially blamed the attack on the US), American officials reportedly confirmed to NBC News that the US had been informed of the impending strike by its ally, Israel.

Israel carried out the strikes against Syrian base, two U.S. officials tell @NBCNews, and the US was informed of the forthcoming strikes in advance. https://t.co/FKrc4V1ZM1

— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 9, 2018
The pre-dawn attack was intended as retaliation for a poison gas attack on the last rebel stronghold near Damascus. That attack has been blamed (with no supporting evidence) on the Syrian regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An open letter to President Trump about the uptick in tensions with Syria and Russia: President Trump, please don't be neoconned into a corner here by the warmongers around you.

First, there is utterly no proof, nor any logic to, Al-Assad having given the order to gas his own people. His chemical weapons were destroyed a number of years ago, in a Russian-negotiated deal, if you might remember correctly.

Why would al Assad have ordered this, when his and the Russian military have all but wiped out the rebel forces?!?

The short answer is, he would not have done this, under these circumstances.

Also, the American people understand that the rebels both had, and knew how to use, chemical weapons.

I am watching the Faux news crawl as I type this, and the crawl says that a "The Us will be making major decisions in 24-48 hours." I guess that is when your pollsters will be working overtime, to judge the response of the American people to a potential war in Syria against Russia.

Mr. President, if those pollsters are telling you the truth, they will tell you that the American people are both war-weary, and war-skeptical at this time, having been lied into a number of both overt and covert wars,none of which were actually fought for the reasons the Federal Government has given us, during the last 20 years, and are tired of it; they want a President with the horse-sense to understand that ordering such a war would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly idiotic thing this government to do right now.

And I tell you this, because at this point in its existence, the American military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war with Russia in Syria.

The prowess of Russia's military hardware has been very much documented in Syria, and the world is beating a path to Moscow's doorway to buy these weapons.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that weapons manufacturers in this country donate so much to both parties, the corporate groupthink in these companies believes that it is just fine to deliver weapons which are obsolete even before field testing; that they can charge obscene cost over-runs on their products; and that products which may never work completely as advertised are just fine to deliver, the F-35 being a case in point.

If the US is to win on the battlefield, these notions must change, and immediately.

President Trump, I want you to succeed as President; that means making intelligent, rational choices; going to war with Russia over Syria is not one of those intelligent, rational choices. You will be positioning this country for an horrendous potential loss, premised, on yet another lie, with absolutely no tangible proof that the Syrians did this, and we can ill afford that happening right now.

Apr 09 10:57

CRISPR’D FOOD, COMING SOON TO A SUPERMARKET NEAR YOU

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has given free passes to at least a dozen gene-edited crops, ruling that they fall outside its regulatory purview. But on Wednesday, March 28, the agency made its relationship status official; effective immediately, certain gene-edited plants can be designed, cultivated, and sold free from regulation. “With this approach, USDA seeks to allow innovation when there is no risk present,” US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Editing plant DNA is playing with the building blocks of life, without any real testing, or knowing what negative effect this food may have on the people who consume it.

I am going to bring this article to the manager of produce at both stores from which Mike and I buy our fruits and veggies, and tell them if what they are offering me is not organic, I will not buy it, thank you very much.

That is something we all need to do.

Apr 09 10:52

Diamond & Silk: Facebook Says We're "Unsafe

This is a hilarious rant on Fox news.

"We ain't laying out in the street, we ain't no thugs, we don't belong to no gangs, so how are WE unsafe??!!... it's offensive, it's appalling, it taints our brand, it taints us, as women ... Facebook is supposed to be an entity that wants equality, equality for women. Well why are you censoring two women? two women of color?"

Apr 09 10:49

MEXICO’S MIGRANT “CARAVAN” ORGANIZERS PUT “ICE ON TRIAL” IN U.S.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the main group sponsoring the caravan of Central American border crashers, is staging communist-inspired “People’s Tribunals” in U.S. cities to put the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) on trial and call for an end to illegal alien detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People with such contempt for US immigration laws, coupled with not speaking the language at all, needing public assistance, and having no job skills to speak of, other than manual labor, have no business immigrating here illegally.

Yes, I remember, as a kid in high school, singing the lyrics of Emma Lazarus, emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty, which begin with the words:

"Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shores...."

But you have to consider the United States to which she dedicated that poem, which was the United States of the late 19th century, where manual labor, plus some smarts and decent luck, could still earn a guy a respectable living.

That is not the case in today's United States, and that is why people with H1N1 visas, who speak English nearly flawlessly, and have skills, are in high demand, because they generally outperform American-educated job seekers at every level. Ask any employer; although this is harsh, it is generally true.

Plus, this country is heavily broke, to the tune of $20 trillion in debt that we know about. Social Security is running out of money, thanks to Bill Clinton's looting it to allegedly "balance the budget", and the fund will soon be broke, and unable to pay out to those who paid into it.

So will someone please tell me where the money is going to come from to feed, house, clothe, and educate yet another mass illegal migration to this country?!?

Because from where I sit, the answer is, nowhere!!

Apr 09 10:35

Parallels Between The Civil Rights Movement And Denials Of Self-Determination Regarding Vaccines

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Just as blacks were physically, emotionally and legally abused, so does the administration of toxic vaccines mandate what amounts to assault and battery for those who do not want to partake of toxic vaccinations for themselves and/or their children, or are legally prosecuted, especially when their right to self-determination is stipulated as a civil and political right...

Apr 09 10:32

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.

In Xinjiang, a part of western China that a Muslim minority population calls home, the government forces residents to install an Android app that scans devices for particular files. Now, cybersecurity researchers have found that the so-called JingWang app has horrendous security practices for transferring data, and uncovered more details on what exactly the app does to phones.

China experts say the app is a continuation of China’s surveillance and oppression of the some 11 million-strong Uighur ethnic group, in an area fraught with some of the most broad human rights violations in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you believe that this kind of intrusive surveillance cannot possibly come to the United States in some form or another, then you need to think again.

Apr 09 10:20

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."

The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful," according to a government document.

The program is due to be fully operational by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people already. The scheme is mandatory.

Apr 09 07:53

Supreme Court Rules Cops Can Kill Non-Threatening People As Long As They Say They Were Scared

In a ruling that will be used to a reinforce a disturbing pattern practiced by police officers across the United States, the Supreme Court has determined that officers who shoot non-threatening citizens are completely justified and cannot face consequences for their actions—as long as they express to the court that they feared for their safety.

The case of Kisela v. Hughes originated from a police shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in 2010. Police Corporal Andrew Kisela heard a report over police radio about a woman using a kitchen knife to hack a tree and acting erratically in public. He responded to the scene with two other officers.

Apr 08 15:12

FAKE NEWS #AntiSchool

1:40 in. Do not hurt yourselves.

The media is owned by 6 corporations.
We need to break the conditioning.
They want you weak, divided, controlled.
Think for yourself.

Apr 08 07:55

Trump Slams Putin, Iran for Backing "Animal Assad" Amid Chemical Attack Claims

One of President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisers has said that the US will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Apr 08 07:22

Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located

Trump has already threatened Vladimir Putin personally. Madness!

"Hoaxes on attacks using chlorine or other poisonous substances by Syrian government forces are continuing to emerge. Another such hoax that has supposedly taken place is the alleged chemical attack in Douma yesterday. At the same time, references have been made to the notorious NGO "White Helmets," which has been repeatedly caught acting with terrorists, as well as other so-called humanitarian organizations based in the United Kingdom and the United States," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry went on to say that it had repeatedly warned about possible provocations involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Their major aim is to accuse Syrian government forces of chemical weapons use and justify possible military intervention in Syria from abroad, according to the ministry's statement.

Apr 08 07:08

Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

You all ready for WW3. Israeli loving neocon stooge!

Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

President Trump has responded to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018

Apr 07 17:12

Department of Homeland Security is compiling a database of journalists and influencers for 'media monitoring'

The Department of Homeland Security wants to compile a database that would contain the information of hundreds of thousands of journalists, editors, bloggers and other media influencers, a contract request by the department reveals.

On April 3, a DHS request surfaced on FedBizOpps.gov saying the department was seeking 'media monitoring services'.

According to the posting, the NPPD/OUS (National Protection and Programs Acquisition Division/Office of the Under Secretary) want 'to monitor traditional news sources as well as social media, identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.'

Apr 07 09:09

Corbett Report 51-minute video on MLK assassination best yet to show King Family civil trial verdict of US government guilt. Motive: stop Martin’s ‘Occupy DC’ movement until ‘forever wars’ ended and those funds directed to end poverty

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?” ~ Bob Marley, Redemption Song

“We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”~ Coretta Scott King, Martin's wife, King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

"We as a family have done our part. We have carried this mantle for as long as we can carry it. We know what happened. It is on public record... Any serious researcher who wants to know what happened can find out.” ~ Dexter Scott King, Martin's son and King Center CEO, remarks on the verdict

Apr 07 06:36

HOMELAND SECURITY TO COMPILE DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS, MEDIA INFLUENCERS

The Department of Homeland Security posted a contract request this week for "Media Monitoring Services," which will compile a database of hundreds of thousands of journalists, bloggers and "media influencers" for the federal government. After an outcry on social media, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman tweeted "this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media."

Apr 07 05:32

Israel's Internet Censorship War - If Americans Knew

Apr 06 13:33

US will get out of Iran deal and reimpose sanctions: Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the United States will probably get out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Haley made the remarks on Thursday during her lecture titled, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the terms of the 2015 historic nuclear agreement and went on to say that the Europeans are closing their eyes on this but added that the United States would not do that.

Discussing the background of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, Haley said, “Iran was being a destabilizing country that was causing threats and the international community decided that we needed to come together to find a solution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sometimes ache at the collective, foreign power-pushed (read: Israeli) lies of the US government.

The people at the IAEA are very smart people; if they tell me that Iran is complying with the P5+1 agreement, I seriously doubt that either Ambassador Haley or President Trump can actually come up with evidence to the contrary.
And yes, Nikki Haley does have a college degree; however, that degree is a BS in accounting: not atomic science!!

Or maybe it is just... in BS, to be making these accusations.

And why are they even trying?!?

To create a "justification" for a US/Israeli?Saudi decap strike on Tehran, in order to facilitate regime change.

But I would like to politely suggest that if Iran gets attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

And we have seen, in the war theatre in Syria, that Russians do have weapons which work marvellously well.

Apr 06 13:29

Flashback: Rand Paul Calls For the ban of the Confederate Flag Yet Flies Israeli Flag On His Campaign Website

he also says that the "eleven million" illegal aliens don't have to go anywhere. Despite his occasionally good rhetoric, don't ever forget who Rand Paul is.

Apr 06 13:23

Part-Time Jobs Added: 310K; Full-Time Jobs Lost: -311K

One look at recent trends in the payrolls data, especially the important numbers beneath the headlines, and one will be left with the impression that there is an unprecedented amount of (political) data goalseeking, if not outright manipulation, taking place at the Bureau of Labor Services.

Case in point, last month we reported that in addition to the strong Establishment Survey payrolls number, which was revised even higher to 326K this month, there was an even more impressive number: a record 1 million full and part-time jobs were added according to the Household Survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No matter what the talking heads on television say, this country is not in any kind of real recovery, whatsoever, and these numbers prove that.

As of April 2017, 1.6 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for six months or longer, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly a million have been jobless for over a year.

Apr 06 13:18

Stocks Tumble As China Urges Americans To Rise Up Against "Unscrupulous" President

The war of words between President Trump and 'everyone else' continues to heat up, with market conniptions managed for now by Kudlow's "good cop" headlines to Trump's "bad cop" histrionics.

China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S.

But it appears China's Xinhua news - unofficial mouthpiece of the Party - has sparked some more concerns as an op-ed calls for open rebellion against President Trump...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war of words can escalate, very quickly, into a shooting war, and the US military is singularly and spectacularly unprepared for a war against China.

Apr 06 13:09

Psych Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix

The most infamous of those psychiatric drug-induced criminal behaviors happens to be the uniquely American epidemic of mass school shootings, of which the Parkland, Florida shooting is just one of the most recent ones. Not usually so well-publicized are the many acts of asocial behaviors, poor judgments (or actual crimes) which includes such actions as impulsive thefts, inappropriate sexual conduct, physical assaults, homicidal thinking, suicidality, drug-induced psychotic episodes, drug-induced mania, drug-induced OCD symptoms, drug-induced anxiety or depression, drug-induced, crazy-making sleep-deprivation, etc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just check out the following website, if you want find out just the extent of damage these drugs can cause:

www.ssristories.com

Apr 06 13:05

Video: “The Art of Warfare”: US-NATO Military Occupation of the EU. The Shengen Area Taken Over by NATO Forces

The European Commission presented the Action Plan on Military Mobility on 28 March. “By facilitating military mobility within the EU, – explains the foreign representative of the Union, Federica Mogherini – we can be more effective in reacting when challenges arise”. Even if she does not say so, the reference to “Russian aggression” is evident.

The Action Plan was actually decided not by the EU, but by the Pentagon and NATO. In 2015, General Ben Hodges, commander of US gound forces in Europe (US Army Europe), called for the establishment of a “military Schengen Area” so that, to face “Russian aggression”, US forces could move quickly from one European country to another, without being slowed down by national regulations and customs procedures. (Manlio Denucci)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the narrative is in Italian, with subtitles in English, it is painfully obvious that we are seeing more demonization of Russia, by this plan for a "Military shengen" in Europe.

I would like to be able to say that a potential meeting between Putin and Trump might de-escalate the preparations for war in Europe, but looking at this video, I am vary unsure that it will.

Apr 06 12:54

US Has Over 400,000 Troops in Asia-Pacific Region – Russian Intelligence

The United States has deployed more than 200 military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where over 400,000 servicemen are stationed, First Deputy Chief of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Igor Kostyukov said Thursday.

“To implement its guidelines, including creating conditions for the projection of force through the rapid deployment of troops anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States has created a contingent of more than 400,000 troops. At the moment, more than 50 large military bases are operating in the region, there are more than 200 US military facilities,” Kostyukov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).

READ MORE: US Expands Military Capabilities in Northeast Asia — Russian Envoy to Seoul

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those are one heck of a lot of military assets to keep maintained, and at key readiness.

Apr 06 12:49

UK opens permanent military base in Bahrain

The United Kingdom opened a permanent military base in Bahrain on Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported.

The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Britain’s Prince Andrew.

Britain announced in 2014 it had sealed a deal to expand and reinforce its naval presence in Bahrain, allowing it to operate more and bigger ships in the Gulf.

The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet is also based in Bahrain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the UK, as is the US, formally supporting yet another Sunni tin pot dictator in the Middle East, whose views on any potential Shiia human rights, mean that they have none.

So far, demonstrations in Bahrain have been peaceful, as the Shiia Bharainis have been advocating to see a Constitutional monarchy replacing its existing monarchy.

So how have the monarchy and government been reacting to this?!?

The Al-Khalifa monarchy has put down any peaceful demonstrations with extreme prejudice; its police and military have violently attacked and tortured such peaceful demonstrators and the first responders who kept them alive, then sentenced them in kangaroo courts to outrageous sentences which had utterly no justification in the facts of their actions.

And the British monarchy, represented by Prince Andrew, has put its "stamp of approval" on this behaviour by the Bahrain government by presenting him as their front man for this event?!?

Prince Andrew, I am sorry, sir, but in light of how the Al Khalifa monarchy is treating its people, you should be ashamed of yourself for participating in this event; the UK could have found some other place to establish a larger military presence in the Middle East which at least had some notion about, and protection of, human rights.

That would have sent a very powerful, moral message to the human rights movement here; of course, right now, with the UK's internal problems and Brexit, I guess Prime Minister May's government couldn't be bothered.

I am deeply concerned that this decision, on the part of the UK government and military (as well as those of the US government and military) may well come back to haunt them.

Apr 06 12:26

Civilian Casualties and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

In 2017, the United States military said that it carried out more than 120 strikes in Yemen, more than three times as many as strikes as 2016. For many years, we at the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights documented the impact of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen through detailed field research. In 2017 we investigated eight drone strikes and ground operations and found that U.S. operations were responsible for the deaths of at least 32 civilians – including 16 children and six women – and injured ten others, including five children. (The results of these investigations will be released in a forthcoming report.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was a way to insure perpetual war, to satiate the monied blood-craving elites of the US military/industrial complex, the US government has certainly gotten this recipe down to a science.

And from Reuters, we have a companion piece, about the US government approving more weapons sales to Saudi Arabia with which to perfect its genocide in Yemen:

U.S. State Dept approves possible $1.3 billion artillery sale to Saudi Arabia

Doesn't it just make you feel ever-so-proud to be an American, understanding that your government has absolutely zero problem partipating in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

Apr 06 12:21

Heavier Violence Threatened as Friday Gaza Protest Looms

Between the Israeli gunfire at the border on Friday itself, and other incidents, at least 21 Gazans have been killed in the past week. This centered around week one of the Land Day protests, but many are expecting that the violence around the protests could get more severe as the weeks go on.

This Friday’s protest, dubbed the “day of tires,” has both Hamas and the Israeli government threatening responses beyond simple border protests, and the bloody cracking down on such protests, Israeli officials have indicated that the use of live fire on demonstrators was needed to defend the border fence.

Israel’s far-right government has tried to position its killing of protesters as “self-defense,” while portraying them as terrorists. Israeli military officials are expressing growing concern that the policy could backfire, saying they aren’t confident that they have the crowd control capacity to deal with tens of thousands of Gazans if they force the issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government, in its usual fog of hubris, just does not at all comprehend how horrific the optics here already are.

And they will get far worse, particularly if such demonstrations are led by women, children, and infants, in their fathers' arms.

Apr 06 12:17

Cleaning House, Enabling War

Think about it for a second. An embattled, scandal-ridden administration suddenly fires two hawkish, though tenuously mainstream, foreign policy advisers and replaces them with off-the-grid warmongers. Connect those dots and it gets scary, fast. In fact, the situation is starting to resemble a Hollywood-style, Wag-the-Dog, drum-up-a-war-to-distract-the-populace scenario.

With whom? Given the proclivities of Pompeo and Bolton, the obvious candidate is Iran. After all, as their records suggest, both the incoming secretary of state and the national security adviser suffer from acute cases of Iran hysteria and have been beating the Islamic Republic war drum for years now. So look for Trump and his two new subordinates to strike a less than substantial deal with nuclear North Korea (to show their cuddly diplomatic side) and then pivot toward tearing up the Iran nuclear deal in May and heading for military action against non-nuclear – and so more vulnerable – nuclear-pact-adhering Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but these two appointments, taken together, are causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up straight, and do Zumba; and I move like a brick!!

Apr 06 11:57

RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS VILLAGE HAVE 60 DAYS TO SURRENDER GUNS OR FACE $1000 A DAY FINE

Residents of Deerfield, Illinois have 60 days to turn in their “assault weapons” or face fines of up to $1000 dollars a day.

Earlier this week, the The Village Board of Trustees passed an ordinance which banned certain types of “assault weapons” and large capacity magazines, including the the Ruger 10/22, which can accept magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Semi-automatic pistols that can hold more than 10 rounds have also been banned. Law enforcement and retired law enforcement members of the community are exempted from the ban.

Residents will have to either sell the weapons, transfer ownership to someone living outside of the town, turn them into police or pay the exorbitant fines, which range from $250 to $1000 per day per gun. The deadline is June 13.

Authorities justified the ban by pointing to the recent spate of mass shootings, including last year’s Sutherland Springs shooting, which was stopped by a man who used one of the very guns Deerfield has now banned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but have these city authorities ever read the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution?!?

The disputation of this law should go all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Apr 06 11:52

SANDBERG: FACEBOOK USERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO OPT OUT OF SHARING DATA

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that while Facebook doesn't sell or give away its users' information (it just allows third party apps to do that), the company still "depends on your data," and if users wanted to completely opt out of all of the platform's data-driven advertising, they would have to pay for it.

Sandberg made the comments in an interview with Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie in an interview set to air Friday morning.

So "we don't have an opt-out at the highest level," she acknowledged. "That would be a paid product." -NBC News

The Today interview was one of many Sandberg gave on Thursday as part of a massive damage control and image rehabilitation campaign in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very interesting that Ms. Sandberg did not quantify what the cost for leaving Facebook would be.

How incredibly hubristic; this person may be a female of the species, but appears to also have been endowed with titanium "male attributes", which click when she walks (that ... has to be at least a little disconserting to her corporate colleagues!! :-))

Apr 06 11:47

'IF MY PLANE EXPLODES, ASK THE CIA’ – DUTERTE AFTER REQUESTING ARMS FROM RUSSIA & CHINA

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t ruling out that the US might be very annoyed and consider his decision to procure weapons from China and Russia a threat, after Washington refused to supply Manila with arms.
The Philippines has been seeking modern weapons and small arms to step up combat against ISIS-linked Islamists, ever since Duterte assumed office in June 2016. However, Washington’s refusal to sell assault rifles, over concerns about the country’s human rights record amid the ongoing war on drugs, has forced Duterte to seek new suppliers. Manila, which has long depended on the US for weapons, turned to China and Russia to fill the gap.

READ MORE: Philippines ‘very seriously’ concerned that US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘threat to democracy’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Duterte has a very clear grasp of how the United States government deals with governments it does not like.

Apr 06 11:44

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The United States has spent more than $800 billion on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects haven't gone well, and a $60 million power system in northeast Afghanistan that doesn't provide any power is just the latest example.

According to a new report from John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) mismanaged the project so badly that its powerstation isn’t connected to a power source, hasn’t been tested, and “may be structurally unsound and pose a risk to Afghans who live near transmission towers and lines,” or who work at the station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but purely predictable from this government and its misuse of our military.

The Afghani people have been so betrayed by the US invasion and occupation of their country, under completely false pretenses, which was undertaken for the control of the pipeline routes, and control of its opium poppies, I hardly know where to begin.

Apr 06 11:39

WASHINGTON AND RIYADH'S TERROR ENTERPRISE

What began as a means for the House of Saud itself to establish, expand, and eventually consolidate political power on the Arabian Peninsula in the 18th century has now become a finely honed tool of geopolitical power integrated into Washington's foreign policy.

A remarkable admission was recently made in the pages of the Washington Post in an article titled, "Saudi prince denies Kushner is ‘in his pocket’."

The article would quote Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stating (emphasis added):
Asked about the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism, the austere faith that is dominant in the kingdom and that some have accused of being a source of global terrorism, Mohammed said that investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked Saudi Arabia to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War crimes, and the hush-money to "paper them over" in the corporate, presstitute media; this is what the US government, Saudi Arabia, and Israel had in common, before the advent of the independent media.

And I will be very happy to tell THE B.O.Y. to his face,(AKA, The Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia'sPrince Salman) that I am profoundly unhappy with the US colluding in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

If we were younger, and had the money, I would love for Mike and me to be able to immigrate to a country which doesn't indulge in these obscenely immoral activities (I hear that the Principality of Andorra is just lovely, and expats from other countries can get extended visas).

Unfortunately, we are too old, and too broke, to make that happen.

I have no power in the Bowels of Power in DC, as I am neither monied, nor connected in any meaningful way; but as long as I have breath in my body, I will continue to peacefully witness to any war crimes in which the US government and military are involved, and share that information with the rest of the world.

Apr 06 11:24

NEW SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SOFTWARE ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO IDENTIFY GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN REAL-TIME

Imagine walking down a public street on your way to dinner with your family, now imagine police knowing exactly who you are and the names and ages of every family member.

But wait it gets worse, because the surveillance doesn't stop there.

Once you have entered the restaurant, police can use Project Green Light, Project Nola or any other police cam-share program to spy on you while you are eating.

The above video warns everyone that police smartphones could store up to one million faces and their laptops could have access to 50 million faces. (To find out more about police facial recognition smartphones click here.)

What makes this video truly frightening is how it reveals that a police department's server could have access to a staggering one billion faces! There aren't even close to one billion people in the U.S., so why would a police department need access to that many faces? (Look for the answer below.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF any governmental, or policing, website, wants to know what I am thinking, they only have to read my posts on Mike's blog! :-)

I am a Christian Pacifist Activist, meaning that I am constantly, gently, exhorting my government to resolve its geopolitical differences with moral, rational, hard-won negotiations, rather than through war.

But I have to ask; since when has my position on this....someone who tries to tell the truth as she sees it, advocates logic, and never, ever advocates violence...caused me to be viewed as any kind of a criminal, or enemy of the state to my government?!?

That, my friends... is where this surveillance starts to get really scary.

Neither Mike nor I would willingly hurt a brother or sister human being. So why would we be targets of such surveillance?!? Because we cannot, logically, go along with a government narrative that promotes war as the only answer to this country's problems, at all costs?!?

Sadly, the short answer to the last rhetorical question I have asked, is most certainly, yes.

Apr 06 11:11

DHS CONFIRMS PRESENCE OF CELL-SITE SIMULATORS IN U.S. CAPITAL

The Department of Homeland Security has finally confirmed what many security specialists have suspected for years: cell-phone tracking technology known as cell-site simulators (CSS) are being operated by potentially malicious actors in our nation's capital.

DHS doesn't know who's operating them or why, or whether these fake cell towers are installed elsewhere in the country. While EFF has its hunches, one thing is certain: the federal government and cell-service providers have been sitting on their hands for far too long. Now is the time to fix the underlying problems with our worldwide cellular communications infrastructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the DHS and NSA are impotent to identify these alleged "malicious actors" and stop this?!?

THEN SACK THE LOT, AND RIGHT THE HECK NOW!! There are people in this country far more qualified, and capable, and patriotically motivated, to keep this country safe from this kind of nonsense, and they should be allowed that opportunity

Apr 06 11:06

WATCH LIVE: 5 WOUNDED BY LIVE FIRE ALONG GAZAN BORDER AS "GREAT RETURN MARCH" PROTEST BEGINS

After more than 20 Palestinians were killed during protests along the Gaza border fence last Friday, all of whom were subsequently labeled as violent terrorists by the IDF, and hundreds more were wounded (many of them under the age of 18), thousands of Gazans marched to the border for the latest in a series of planned demonstrations leading up to the anniversary of Israel's founding on May 15.

Palestinians have a much different interpretation of that day: For them, it's the anniversary of the Nakba (literally "catastrophe") when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their land during the establishment of Israel.

The demonstrations, deemed "the Great Return March" by their organizers, are meant to agitate for "the right of return" - the ability for Palestinians to return to their ancestors' land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Palestinians understand the optics of these demonstrations far better than do their Israeli counterparts.

And because of this, I am very fearful that the next wave of Palestinian demonstrators... may well be women and children.

Hamas, please; do not allow this to happen; the IDF is very keen about exterminating the future of a potential Palestinian state, and the IDF would love nothing more then to have the opportunity to kill Palestinian women and chilren without mercy.

Apr 06 10:58

SIX TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN STABBED WITHIN 90 MINUTES IN ANOTHER NIGHT OF VIOLENCE ON LONDON’S STREETS

Six teenagers have been stabbed within 90 minutes in another night of violence on London’s streets.

A 13-year-old boy was among the victims of four separate knife attacks, which took place as protesters gathered elsewhere in the capital to demand action to prevent young people dying.

Earlier, Tottenham MP David Lammy said violence in London was the “worst I’ve ever seen it” and warned there was “absolutely no sign” of an end to the bloodshed following a spate of murders as drugs drive turf wars between gangs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Londonistan, under the watch of Mayor Sidiq Khan, is not faring well at all, with regard to youth violence; and he has got to appear to be doing something, or he will wind up a one-term mayor.

What the UK should be doing, is to follow Portugal's lead, and just pull the rug out from under the drug gangs, by legalizing small amounts of drugs for personal use, but giving people counseling to get them off the drugs.

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, in the UK, that will happen after pigs discover they are aerodynamic, as the cartels managing the street gangs are making too much money, and money fuels both money laundering, which the banks love, and very covertly and quietly, election cycles.

And if you don't believe me, please take a good look at the following image:


Hillary Clinton Poses With Drug Dealer Jorge Cabrera

Apr 06 10:42

HOW GUN CONTROL LAWS FOR “MENTALLY ILL” COULD DISARM THOSE WHO QUESTION AUTHORITY

In the growing debate surrounding the natural right to self-defense, one of the most popular proposed methods of gun control has been restrictions on gun-ownership for those who are deemed to be mentally ill. This is a measure that is often suggested by liberals and conservatives alike, but it is important to stop and consider what something like this might entail.

When any collective group is banned from owning a gun, they are effectively turned into second-class citizens. In the case of mental illness, that classification is so vague and open to interpretation that it could possibly be applied to over half of the population, depending on which criteria you use.

Mental illness can be very hard to identify since there is no kind of official test for most conditions, most people are diagnosed according to the subjective opinions of the doctors that observe them. Even the most severe conditions, like schizophrenia, can be very difficult to identify and is often misdiagnosed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the reality for me, and thinking Americans like me.

I simply understand that the US government has lost its ability for moral, hard-won negotiations as a way in which to resolve its geopolitical differences, and has surrendered these capabiliites to those war hawks in government who believe that war is the only way in which to achieve the US government's agendas, which may well not be the agendas of its hard-working citizens.

Particularly after the US war criminal, President Bush, proclaimed that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction as the "justification" for the war in Iraq, I can never believe anything that the US government has to say again, ever, even if it is about the weather, where sometimes, it just may, possibly, get correctly.

I am thoroughly exasperated that the US government continues to collude with the Saudi government in war crimes in Yemen.

The assassination of innocent non-combatants, including infants, women, and the medically fragile elderly; the attempts at starving of a people into submission, with which the US military assists by blocking Yemeni ports; and the possible introduction of weaponised diseases, such as cholera, and diptheria, are all war crimes.

The US presence in Syria, in order to destablilise the country, and create regime change in Damascus, is unbelievably morally obscene, and makes one realize that President Trump is getting his marching orders on this from Tel Aviv and Netanyahu.

It is a known reality that the US government has armed and trained armed mercs to attempt to destabilise the country. The US military has "dug in", and shows no sign of leaving soon, even though President Trump has made noises in that direction.

This is not a President in control of his government.

All of the above are facts, not conspiracies.

I would like to be hopeful about the allegedly upcoming summits with North Korea and potentially, Russia; but given the US government's history in the 21st Century, I can only believe that they will be of value to ratcheting down international tensions when I see it.

Apr 06 09:55

HERE’S WHY ZUCKERBERG WON’T LOSE HIS JOB ANY TIME SOON

Equifax, eBay, Yahoo, Target — if you patronize these companies and do business online, there’s a chance your data was exposed in one of the largest breaches of the 21st century. Thinking Facebook should be on that list? Here’s why it’s not.

Facebook is indeed guilty of exposing data about 50 million users without their authorization, but the people who acquired that data didn’t hack a single line of code. Instead, they hacked the system. They used social engineering in the most apropos setting you can imagine: the world’s biggest social network.

The plan worked. It might seem like Facebook is in hot water now, but don’t go looking for sweat on Mark Zuckerberg’s gray T-shirt. The boy-wonder CEO has one hell of a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Stolen, Fair and Square

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be a really good time to leave Facebook, never to return, because it has absolutely betrayed the trust of its users.

The tools are available on line as to how.

Do it now.

And to the advertisers still on Facebook; look forward to never be approached by its users again.

Apr 06 08:05

25,000 sealed federal criminal indictments: White and Black Hat endgame scenarios

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

~25,000 sealed federal indictments since October 2017 is 50 times more than usual, and therefore game-changing news seeming to mean one of three sets of facts:
a) .01% arrests for ongoing illegal rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions, OR
b) .01% patriot arrests to remove our voices from revealing the illegal rogue state empire (.01% = ~30,000 Americans), OR
c) yet another disinformation rogue state PSYOP to waste patriots time and energy.

Let’s consider all three scenarios (full adult language, especially how I imagine .01% rogue state leaders gleeful in victory).
Scenario 1: Patriots victory!

White House Press Briefing Room with President Trump, various officials and media packed in the room.

Trump: Ladies, gentlemen, children of America, along with viewers from around the world: you are free!

This briefing will summarize our perspective in “draining the swamp”:

Apr 05 14:46

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE BRAGS JARED KUSHNER HANDED HIM U.S. INTELLIGENCE

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged of receiving classified US intelligence from Jared Kushner and using it as part of a purge of 'corrupt' princes and businessmen, DailyMail.com can disclose. The de facto ruler of the Middle East's largest economy is currently on a US tour which has seen him meet President Donald Trump in the White House, hold talks with a string of the country's richest and most influential people and book the entire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for himself and his entourage.

Apr 05 10:37

Crazy California State Senator Proposes Bill Regulating Internet Content & 'False Information'

A California Democrat who authored SB277, the notorious law which eliminated non-medical vaccine exemptions for California's public schoolchildren, is at it again. State Senator Richard Pan, a 52-year-old pediatritian and Harvard graduate from the Sacramento area, introduced SB-1424, which states, in part, "This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information."

Apr 05 09:50

German prosecutors lodge a formal application for the deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to be extradited to Spain

German prosecutors are seeking to extradite former Catalan president to Spain where he could face trial over an independence referendum.

Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25 as he attempted to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he currently resides.

Prosecutors in the northern town of Schleswig said they have asked the regional court to formally put him in pre-extradition custody.

The move follows 'intensive examination' of the European arrest warrant issued by Spain's supreme court on March 23.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Democracy, European style!

Apr 05 08:59

HSBC Swiss Bank Whistleblower Detained in Spain

Herve Falcani, an IT expert at HSBC's Swiss bank, got access to customer files in late 2007 and leaked secret bank account documents, which revealed that HSBC's Swiss banking subsidiary helped its clients to dodge millions in taxes, conceal assets and obtain untraceable cash.

Herve Falcani, a former employee of the Geneva branch of the HSBC bank, who was convicted of espionage after leaking bank clients' data, was arrested by the Spanish police in Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. An international arrest warrant was issued for him in Switzerland.

Apr 05 08:40

U.S. and Its Press Lie Americans Into Invasions Routinely

The 2003 invasion of Iraq is the best-known example of America’s Government and press lying to fool its public to invade a foreign country that actually posed no threat to U.S. national security (so that America’s Defense Department was obviously America’s Aggression Department, and even its very name was a lie). However, that fraud and its resulting mega-violence were unfortunately typical, not at all exceptional, for the brutal American regime. This crucial but ugly fact will be documented here, so as to destroy (by clear facts) the lying U.S. regime’s supposed credibility — and this refers to both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party wings (and their ‘news’media), of our ruling aristocracy. (Same for America’s lapdog, UK.)

Apr 05 08:40

Americans Trust ‘Our’ Intelligence Agencies. Should We? Government by Deceit Cannot be Democracy

Something’s deeply wrong here. Government by deceit, cannot be a democracy. And, yet, the public still don’t get the message, that we don’t live in a democracy, even after it has (though only by implication) been delivered to us in history-books. By then, it’s no longer in the news, and so only few people really care about it. The message of history is thus not learned. The public still accepts the ongoing lies — the new lies, in the new ‘news’, to justify the new atrocities. One reason why, is that America’s historians fail their obligations: America’s historians have an obligation to the American public to state clearly that the U.S. is now a dictatorship. This is the current reality. But the myth, that this country is a democracy, continues to be spread, even by historians, who should, by now, know better.

Apr 04 09:59

Most Americans think Big Brother is spying on them

If you think Big Brother is watching you, you’re not alone.

An astonishing 82 percent of Americans believe the United States has become an Orwellian dystopia in which the government spies on our every move, a new poll has found.

The report, released Monday by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, also found that nearly three out of four Americans believe in the existence of a shadowy “deep state” cabal that secretly runs the government.

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