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Dec 07 16:54

How to handle surprise medical bills

Cooper’s experience illustrates a side-effect of the fragmentation of America’s health care system that can hurt patients at their most vulnerable. Nearly a third of privately insured Americans received a surprise medical bill — where their health plan paid less than expected — in the past two years, according to a Consumer Reports National Research Center survey, with the bills often coming from doctors outside their health plan network.

Meanwhile, there is no federal regulation protecting consumers from surprise bills, although legislation was proposed by a Texas congressman this fall. While roughly a quarter of states have laws on the books, they don’t protect everyone in every situation. (Check this map by Consumers Union to see where your state stands.) Preventing such surprises is hard even with care, and the work needed to try to fix them requires time and money.

Dec 07 16:35

SWARM OF FEDERAL INDICTMENTS

I found a detailed listing of the Federal Indictments that have been piling up since Oct.

Dec 07 16:30

End Surprise Medical Bills!

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Check the map at the bottom of the page.

Dec 07 16:26

Video: Mayor Cries After Italian Councilwoman Debunks The Myth Of "White Privilege"

Councilwoman Gina Bauman responded by stating that she was a child of Italian immigrants, that her parents assimulated, and that she worked hard for everything she has. "Because I'm white, you think I was privileged my whole life? Are you kidding?" Bauman says.

Val Johnson, the Mayor of New Brighton, becomes enraged and accuses Gina Bauman of being "racist." The clearly unstable mayor then uses God's name in vain, flails her arms, pointing at Bauman, and threatens Bauman with the false charge of being "out of order."

Dec 07 16:16

Video: Mayor Cries After Italian Councilwoman Debunks The Myth Of "White Privilege"

Councilwoman Gina Bauman responded by stating that she was a child of Italian immigrants, that her parents assimulated, and that she worked hard for everything she has. "Because I'm white, you think I was privileged my whole life? Are you kidding?" Bauman says.

Val Johnson, the Mayor of New Brighton, becomes enraged and accuses Gina Bauman of being "racist." The clearly unstable mayor then uses God's name in vain, flails her arms, pointing at Bauman, and threatens Bauman with the false charge of being "out of order."

Dec 07 15:59

Is the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stifling dissent within the party?

While there are some provisions that progressives may approve of — like mandating campaigns have strong sexual harassment policies and training — other provisions appear to be designed to quell dissent from the growing movement of outsider left candidates who take issue with some of the party’s positions and practices.

Dec 07 15:51

WATCH THIS 54 SECOND VIDEO OF MSNBC HOST GO INSANE WITH CRAZY CLAIM ABOUT THE FUTURE OF TRUMP TEAM

TruePundit reports, As the “noose” of Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump team’s contacts with Russia is “tightening,” members of the administration are starting to understand they’re going “to jail.

Dec 07 15:40

Prominent Liberal Cheers As Rupert Murdoch’s Home Burns In California Wildfire

As California is burning from wild fires and the lives of tens of thousands of Americans are devastated, there is one person who isn’t too upset over the destruction of at least one home.

Neera Tanden, the president of the liberal Center for American Progress and frequent cable news commentator, was more than happy that “karma” had burned down the home of Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox News.

Dec 07 15:10

CLINTON LIED TO FBI DURING EMAIL PROBE BUT WASN'T UNDER OATH: Escaped Perjury Trap

CNN: FBI Agent Strzok Changed Comey's Clinton Language From "Grossly Negligent" To "Extremely Careless"

Dec 07 14:58

CLYDE AND HIS GUNS

Clyde didn't mess around with Tommy guns firing the little ole.45 ACP, his favorite gun was his chopped down John Browning designed BAR in .30-06 caliber. His whippet gun.
Anybody who let Clyde get into action first was dead,which is why Hamer gave them no chance at all. Clyde more or less had a contract put on him by the governor of Texas for busting his buddies out of the state pen and killing 2 guards. Clyde was raped in prison.
Bonny and Clyde were penny ante crooks who robbed grocery stores and gas stations and maybe one bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylhz_WgJzWI&t=2139s

Dec 07 14:32

The deep state would NUKE a U.S. city to murder Trump

There's nothing the deep state won't do to eliminate Trump from office, including NUKING a U.S. city to kill Trump while blaming North Korea.

Dec 07 14:13

Obama Compares President Trump To Hitler, Says 'America Is Heading Towards Genocide'

Former president Barack Obama gave recently a very friendly interview to CBS News’ financial analyst Mellody Hobson which went under mainstream media’s radar for obvious reasons.

Dec 07 14:07

NSA’s McMaster Authorized Surveillance Of Bannon And Trump Family

The Gateway Pundit reports that a former CIA paramilitary officer and member of the Trump transition team, John R. Maguire, reportedly revealed during a fund raising meeting for an intelligence gathering operation in Afghanistan, that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster “authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.”

Dec 07 14:06

Taxpayers paid $17M+ in Congress’ hush-money settlements

The Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) of 1995 requires Congress and legislative branch entities to follow many of the same employment and workplace laws applied to private business and the rest of the Federal Government.

Dec 07 13:25

Consumer Protection Financial Bureau Funnels Money to Liberal Causes

Instead of protecting consumers, the CFPB “has complied record of abuse rivaling that of Washington’s most entrenched bureaucracies and may be operating outside of the parameters of the Constitution.” They cite an example where a mortgage lender called PHH had been appealing a $6.4 million penalty…. when the CFPB arbitrarily decided to create and slap on an additional $105 million penalty out of thin air. “The President and the Congress have no control over this agency,” PHH’s lawyers stated in court. “The only check on this agency is right here, if it isn’t for the judiciary, this agency could do anything it wants.”

And like the Clinton Foundation, the CFPB has been acting as a slush fund for leftist political causes, it’s been discovered.

Dec 07 13:10

Heads Up! Arizona Citizens Tracked In Database In First Step of 'Real ID' Implementation

Arizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license.

Dec 07 13:09

Audit: Texas Paid $5.5 Million In Medicaid Payments To Dead People

Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission paid out $5,521,704 in Medicaid payments to dead people between 2013 and 2015. This is according to a 2017 audit from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Dec 07 12:57

Flynn Case Highlights Deep Political Corruption of US Security Services

Both phone calls took place after the American election. Neither had anything to do with possible collusion regarding the election.

The Flynn case is also a prime example of how the American security services have been politically corrupted, but it is unlikely that Mueller will have any interest in that aspect of the case as the investigation itself has become little more than a political witch hunt in which the Washington-New York Establishment is seeking to explain why its candidate lost in November.

Dec 07 12:47

Obama Suggests Trump Akin to Hitler: '60 Million People Died...You've Got to Pay Attention and Vote'

During a Q&A session before the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday night, Barack Obama suggested President Trump was akin to Adolf Hitler and may kill millions in an American genocide.

Dec 07 12:18

BREAKING: Top DOJ Official Demoted Over Suspicious Contact With Fusion GPS

In a statement to Fox News, a Justice Department spokesperson said, “It is unusual for anyone to wear two hats as he has done recently. This person is going to go back to a single focus—director of our organized crime and drug enforcement unit. As you know, combatting transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking is a top priority for the Attorney General.”

The news comes amid reports Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok played a key role in analyzing the infamous ‘Trump dossier,’ supplied by shady research firm Fusion GPS.

Fox News’ James Rosen also reveals Strzok played a key role in agreeing to pay ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele $50,000 to find evidence to further support the dossier’s explosive claims. FBI officials were uncomfortable with the validity of Steele’s findings, yet they moved forward with FISA surveillance anyways.

Dec 07 10:24

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

As Donald Trump delivered his presidential inaugural address last January, his national security adviser Michael Flynn told a former business associate in text messages that a private plan to build nuclear reactors in the Mideast was "good to go" and that U.S. sanctions hobbling the plan would soon be "ripped up," a whistleblower told congressional investigators.

The witness did not specify which sanctions Flynn was referring to in his texts. But the nuclear project that Flynn and his business associate had worked on together was stymied by U.S. financial sanctions on Russia.

The witness's account, made public Wednesday by the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, raises new concerns about the extent to which Flynn may have blurred his private and public interests during his brief stint inside the White House.

Dec 07 09:23

John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means

Militant nonviolent resistance works.

Peaceful, prolonged protests work.

Mass movements with huge numbers of participants work.

Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box.

It has been done before. It can be done again.

For example, in May of 1932, more than 43,000 people, dubbed the Bonus Army—World War I veterans and their families—marched on Washington. Out of work, destitute and with families to feed, more than 10,000 veterans set up tent cities in the nation's capital and refused to leave until the government agreed to pay the bonuses they had been promised as a reward for their services.

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Tomorrow is the anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon, whose rising influence among young people made him a threat to the government.

Dec 07 09:07

Our Social Structure Is Rigged

“It’s structure vs. agency,” my professor said to me, as if that cleared everything up.

It didn’t. It was my first week of graduate school in sociology, and I had no idea what he was talking about.

Fast-forward three years, and I’m now teaching an into sociology class myself, trying to explain the very same point to my students.

Dec 07 08:54

FLASHBACK - COINTELPRO: The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent

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This scandal happened back in the 1960s. It came close to delegitimizing the government, and Congress was forced to hold hearings. Sadly, looking at today's headlines, the FBI has not changed one bit.

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Dec 07 08:52

GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI

GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community.

The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said.

In the days after the 2012 attack, Obama administration officials initially said it was related to spontaneous Muslim anger over an anti-Islam video tape and not a planned-out act of terrorism.
DeSantis argued the example highlights the politicization of the FBI.

Dec 07 08:52

John Conyers III arrested but not prosecuted in domestic abuse case

John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers Jr., was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him, according to documents first obtained by NBC News.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office cited a "lack of independent witnesses" and concluded that it "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim's injury was not accidentally sustained" while Conyers was disarming her, according to case paperwork.

Dec 07 08:50

Stockman: Why The Deep State Is At War With Trump

If you were a Martian visitor just disembarked from of one of Elon Musk's rocket ships and were therefore uninfected by earth-based fake news, the culprits in Washington's witch-hunt de jure would be damn obvious.

They include John Brennan, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and a passel of deep state operatives -- all of whom baldly abused their offices. After Brennan had concocted the whole Russian election meddling meme to sully the Donald's shocking election win, the latter three holdovers -- functioning as a political fifth column in the new Administration -- set a perjury trap designed to snare Mike Flynn as a first step in relitigating and reversing the voters' verdict.

The smoking gun on their guilt is so flamingly obvious that the ability of the Trump-hating media to ignore it is itself a wonder to behold.

Dec 07 08:45

'I just want to let you know Harvey's a RAPIST': Lena Dunham's damning email to Hillary Clinton revealed - but she ignored it for a year, took his cash and even wanted to be in business with him

Bill and Hillary Clinton's team ignored repeated warnings about Harvey Weinstein from Lena Dunham and Tina Brown, and were planning a lucrative documentary with him in the days before he was exposed.

The former President and First Lady were effectively complicit in stopping the movie producer's history of sexual abuse from coming out, a damning New York Times investigation claims.

Dunham, a writer and actress, and Brown, a magazine editor, both warned Hillary's advisers about Weinstein as far back as 2008, but she and Bill remained friends with him.

Dunham - one of Hillary's biggest celebrity endorsers - emailed her campaign's deputy communications director last year stating: 'I just want you to let you know that Harvey's a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,' and warned 'it's a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved.'

Dec 07 08:44

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SEYMOUR HERSH, JOHN PILGER, AND NOAM CHOMSKY ARE CONSIDERED ‘FAR-RIGHT CONSPIRACISTS’ IN THE SYCOPHANTIC NEW SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM.

Manadel al-Jamadi hung from the rusty rungs of a barred window, his hands behind his back in a style known as a Palestinian hanging. American troops beat him and demanded the unconscious prisoner reveal the whereabouts of a non-existent weapons cache. His face was hidden under a green bag and hanging down over his droopy shoulders, displacing from their sockets from gravity’s force, pushing his limp body down to the cold ground of his cell.

Half an hour passed, and the exuberant Americans soldiers started to think that the sorry Iraqi man was cheating them by playing dead ‘like a possum’, and released him from his stress position. They then realised that the prisoner had no pulse.

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When telling the truth becomes criminal, the truth teller becomes, as have Hersch, Pilger, and Chompsky, anathemas to the Deep State, and are to be punished for having had the audacity to even look for the truth, particularly when that truth does not align with the official, consistently regurgitated, Deep State narrative, which has been created to further its agenda.

Gentlemen, welcome to our world.

Dec 07 08:35

FBI Agreed To Destroy Clinton Laptops To Save Her From Jail, Lawmakers Say

Lawmakers say the illegal arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and staffer Heather Samuelson included providing them with immunity from prosecution and destroying any evidence that would incriminate Hillary. Pro-Hillary FBI agents also agreed to limit the search on any remaining emails to no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

Foxnews.com reports: This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public — in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice, sources said.

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letterMonday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the DOJ and FBI agreed to the restrictive terms, including that the FBI would destroy the laptops after finishing the search.

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Can anyone tell me now, with a straight face, that this was not political corruption of the highest magnitude on the part of the FBI, to make Clinton come off as teflon, where none of her criminal behaviour was allowed to stick, in the form of an indictment, or multiple indictments?!?

Dec 07 08:29

REPORT: BRANDS PAYING FORBES, HUFFPOST, OTHERS FOR POSITIVE COVERAGE

According to a Tuesday report from The Outline, news outlets such as Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post have taken payment from companies in exchange for positive coverage.

Outline reporter Jon Christian claimed that brands have constructed elaborate payment schemes in exchange for positive coverage in popular news outlets such as Mashable, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur.

People involved with the payoffs are extremely reluctant to discuss them, but four contributing writers to prominent publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur told me they have personally accepted payments in exchange for weaving promotional references to brands into their work on those sites. Two of the writers acknowledged they have taken part in the scheme for years, on behalf of many brands.

Dec 07 08:23

Monsanto Sued for False Advertising AGAIN!

Remember when products made with glyphosate sported the label “biodegradable” and Monsanto, the company that makes those products, was sued for false advertising fraud in New York in 1996? Guess what? Monsanto LOST and had to remove the ”biodegradable” label from its product.

Dec 07 08:18

As FBI Directors, Mueller and Comey Ignored Dozens of Female Agents Who Were Sexually Abused by Colleagues and Extorted at Alarming Rate

Spanning more than a decade, former FBI directors Robert Mueller and his successor and protégé James Comey relied on their inner circles to help cover up a surging and troubling amount of sexual misconduct complaints filed by physically violated and emotionally battered female FBI agents.

There is a culture of corruption in the FBI. Or the FBI is a culture of corruption.

“They (Mueller and Comey) didn’t care as long as they were insulated politically,” one female FBI insider said. “It’s rampant. People wouldn’t believe it. Agents are being sexually assaulted and they are terrified to speak out.”

Dec 07 08:12

EX-CIA AGENT: H.R. McMaster Authorized NSA to Spy on Donald Trump Jr. — Sent Intel to Facility Owned By George Soros

Former CIA paramilitary officer and member of the Trump transition team, John R. Maguire, reportedly revealed during a fund raising meeting for an intelligence gathering operation in Afghanistan, that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster “authorized surveillance of Stephen Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.”

Dec 07 07:58

What Donna Brazile Left Out Of The Democratic National Committee Story

Although Brazile has since tried to walk back some of her harshest criticism, her story actually missed one telling point: August 2015 wasn’t the month when the DNC started letting Clinton and her allies drive the bus. That came months earlier, when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), then the DNC chair, asked a handful of Clinton loyalists and establishment Democrats to help run the party’s election strategy.

Dec 07 07:57

Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour engage in “Christmas blackout” to protest US Jerusalem decision

Just days after the Christmas tree lighting in the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, the lights on the giant Christmas tree were turned off at the request of local officials, to protest the US claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

The ‘Christmas blackout’ protest also included the Christmas tree in Beit Sahour and the one in Ramallah set up next to the burial site of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

This was a decision made by local officials, whose leadership is majority Christian.

Dec 07 07:15

EU's tax haven blacklist ruthlessly mocked after bloc REFUSES to include member states

Earlier today, EU finance ministers agreed 17 countries including South Korea, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not doing enough to crack down on offshore tax avoidance schemes.

These countries and American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, now face restrictions on EU funding or potential investments from the European Investment Bank, while the governments of member states are able to impose their own sanctions on the blacklisted states.

However, the blacklist has already been condemned for being “politically led” after EU countries including Luxembourg and Ireland were left off the list.

Dec 07 07:12

Pro-Doug Jones Super PAC ‘Misleading’ Ad Removed By Google ‘at the Request of the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office’

The ad in question suggested the choices voters made on their ballot were “public record” and they first started appearing online late last week.

“If you don’t vote, and Roy Moore – a child predator – wins, could you live with that? Your vote is public record, and your community will know whether or not you helped stop Roy Moore,” a female narrator says.

Not much is known about the Highway 31 super PAC and who is financing its efforts. However, the group reportedly has ties to former Obama presidential campaign associates.

Dec 07 04:24

Raimondo: The Curtain Rises on Trump Theater

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As Trump would put it, it’s “fake news!” Because “recognizing” Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a concept without content: Congress has already voted on several occasions over the years to proclaim such “recognition,” and to demand that the US embassy be moved there from Tel Aviv. Every president since Reagan has vowed to do precisely that – and wound up leaving the embassy right where it is. Trump will prove to be no exception, and here’s why

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Dec 07 03:33

Ron Paul on Israel's Capital: Who Decides?

How will President Trump’s announcement that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital affect US policy in the Middle East? How might it affect our security, as the move will most certainly inflame and cause anger in the Muslim world? Is there a silver lining? We cover this complicated issue in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Dec 06 17:11

Israeli firm Cyberbit illegally spied on behalf of Ethiopia's despots, then stored all their stolen data on an unencrypted, world-readable website

Researchers from the University of Toronto's amazing Citizen Lab (previously) have published a new report detailing the latest tactics from the autocratic government of Ethiopia, "the world's first turnkey surveillance state" whose human rights abuses have been entirely enabled with software and expertise purchased on the open market, largely from companies in western countries like Finfisher and Hacking Team. In Champing at the Cyberbit, Citizen Lab researchers Bill Marczak, Geoffrey Alexander, Sarah McKune, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert disclose how malware developed and sold by the Israeli company Cyberbit (a subsidiary of Elbit) was used to attack members of the Ethiopian opposition, including political exiles in the USA and elsewhere who were forced to leave Ethiopia in fear of their lives.

Dec 06 15:22

War is peace: Trump’s move on occupied Jerusalem

"War in Palestine is peace of mind in Washington. This seems to fit the Trump doctrine. But are the Palestinians really ideal for the role? Israeli commentators believe that Arab and Muslim leaders won’t side with Palestine. The risk is that the Arab and Muslim masses react very differently. The situation could quickly become volatile. And the crucial question that Americans must ask themselves tomorrow morning is how Trump’s “war is peace” makes “America great again”? It doesn’t. This is simply a survival tactic on Trump’s part. It benefits Trump and Trump alone.

As far as I can tell, Trump is doing a great job obliterating what is left of America’s world hegemony. Give Trump another year in office, assuming that the planet can take it, and American prestige and influence will shrink to none. Some may well argue that this alone makes Trump a positive force in contemporary world politics."

Dec 06 14:52

FBI Agreed To Destroy Clinton Laptops To Save Her From Jail, Lawmakers Say

Lawmakers say the illegal arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and staffer Heather Samuelson included providing them with immunity from prosecution and destroying any evidence that would incriminate Hillary. Pro-Hillary FBI agents also agreed to limit the search on any remaining emails to no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

Foxnews.com reports: This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public — in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice, sources said.

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letterMonday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the DOJ and FBI agreed to the restrictive terms, including that the FBI would destroy the laptops after finishing the search.

Dec 06 13:53

TRUMP SETTLES DEBT WITH ZIONISTS - CONFIRMS THAT IRAN'S STRUGGLE IS RIGHTEOUS

President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.

Dec 06 13:52

WHEN DID OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FLAG, BECOME ALL ABOUT THE MILITARY?

The people of the USA have been programmed over the last century, to only think of our anthem and flag as it relates to the military. We have been conditioned for the past 65 years or so to associated our flag and anthem only with the military. The corporate elites have told us that we are enjoying our freedom as Americans because our military has fought for our freedom.Really! Which recent war did the US military fight in, which guarantee our freedoms as citizens of the USA?Was it the wars in Korea; Vietnam; Iraq; or the war in Afghanistan; the war on drugs; the war on poverty? Or maybe the military invasions during the 20th century of Grenada; Panama; Haiti; Nicaragua; Dominican Republic; the Philippines; Lebanon?Which one of these wars and military interventions in poor countries, guaranteed our freedom as American citizens?When was the last time any other nation threatened to invade the USA?

Dec 06 11:54

New Jersey Lawmakers Seek Crackdown On Tipsy Pilots

New Jersey legislators are proposing fines and jail terms for those operating a drone while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The measures form part of a bill cracking down on sex offenders.

Dec 06 11:42

Chuck Grassley Demands FBI Produce All Strzok Text Messages As Part Of Trump Anti-Bias Probe

Following this weekend's shocking disclosure that Peter Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia-Trump election (having previously handled the Clinton email server probe and interviewing Michael Flynn) after allegedly having exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with his mistress (who was an FBI lawyer working for Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe), an angry Senator Senator Grassley - who was previously stonewalled by the FBI and DOJ from getting requested information about Strzok's unexpected removal - has issued a letter demanding FBI documents in advance of an upcoming Senatorial interview with the anti-Trump FBI agent.

Dec 06 11:41

Al Franken To Make An Announcement Tomorrow After 11 Democratic Senators Demand Resignation

Update: 11 Senate Democrats and DNC Chair Tom Perez have now demanded Franken's resignation and his office says in a brief e-mailed statement, Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement tomorrow, without further detail on what the announcement would be.

Sen. Gillibrand
Sen. Hirono
Sen. McCaskill
Sen. Hassan
Sen. Harris
Sen. Murray
Sen. Baldwin
Sen. Casey
Sen. Donnelly
Sen. Brown
Sen. Stabenow

Dec 06 09:05

Report: House Intelligence Committee to Begin Writing Contempt Resolution for FBI, DOJ Officials

The House intelligence committee will begin writing a resolution Tuesday to cite top FBI and Justice Department officials in contempt of Congress after they missed a Monday deadline to turn over documents the committee subpoenaed in late August, according to the Washington Examiner.
The tipping point came after information the committee had been seeking for months was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post during the weekend.

Those stories revealed that top FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the special counsel’s Russia probe after he exchanged critical text messages about President Trump with another FBI agent with whom he was having an extramarital affair.

The committee asked months ago why the FBI removed Strzok but were never told the reason.

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IF true, this is a good start.

Dec 06 08:39

Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup

Video With too many electronic voting systems buggy, insecure and vulnerable to attacks, US election officials would be well advised to keep paper trails handy.

This is according to Dr Matt Blaze, a University of Pennsylvania computer science professor and top cryptographer, who spoke to Congress this week about cyber-threats facing voting machines and election infrastructure.

Among Blaze's recommendations is that rather than rely on purely electronic voting machines to log votes, officials use optical scan machines that retain a paper copy of each voter's ballot that can be consulted if anyone grows concerned about counting errors or tampering. In other words, due to the fact that everything has bugs and flaws, truly paperless voting systems should be a no-no.

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This man is entirely correct in his assessment.

Dec 06 08:21

Nearly Insolvent Illinois Just Issued AAA-Rated Bonds Via This Shady Goldman Sachs Financing Structure

So what do you do when you're effectively a junk-rated credit risk but you need to sell another bond deal to keep your ponzi scheme going a little longer? Well, you turn to Goldman Sachs to help you engineer a shady corporate structure that supposedly gives new bondholders first dibs on sales tax revenue (i.e. you prime other unsecured bondholders)...which is just clever enough to fool the rating agencies into giving it a AAA-rating but, as analysts and investors point out, is unlikely to mean much of anything in a bankruptcy scenario.

Dec 06 08:19

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.

Dec 06 08:18

Republican Rep Just Sent Hillary into All Out Panic Mode — This is NOT Going Away

With each passing day we get more and more confirmation of just how corrupt the Democrats truly are. The latest development came to us over the past few days when we learned that the FBI agent who headed up the Hillary Clinton email investigation had to be removed from Mueller’s witch hunt team because he was busted sending pro-Hillary and anti-Trump texts to Deputy Director Andy McCabe’s assistant, who just happened to be his mistress.

Not only did this guy, Agent Peter Strzok, lead a sham interrogation of Hillary in which he let her destroy evidence and didn’t even put her under oath, but he also was the same dude who took the fake Trump dossier that the Democrats paid for and used it to open this bogus investigation into Trump.

Finally, it looks like the Republicans have some new Representatives in Congress with enough fire in their bellies to go after Hillary like Sessions and the rest of the Repubicans should have been doing all along.

Dec 06 07:59

RETIRED CIA AGENT WORKING WITH BLACKWATER FOUNDER CLAIMS H.R. MCMASTER APPROVED NSA SPY JOB ON TRUMP FAMILY

A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept.

The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire - a Trump transition team member who works for intelligence contractor Amyntor Group, spent over two decades as a paramilitary officer - including tours in Central America working with the Contras. After retiring, Maguire hooked up with Blackwater founder Erik Prince in what has been a long and fruitful professional relationship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these revelations are, in fact, true, they are stunning in their breadth and scope.

And on top of that, the following, stunning bombshell:
NSA’S MCMASTER “AUTHORIZED SURVEILLANCE OF BANNON AND TRUMP FAMILY.” INTEL SENT TO GEORGE SOROS

Again, IF, in fact, these reports are true, President Trump needs to sack McMasters as quickly as humanly possible, and not even allow another 24 hours of this betrayal of his presidency to continue.

Dec 06 07:57

EXCLUSIVE: 'She is a destroyer of women should they get in her way.' Linda Tripp tells how Hillary Clinton became stronger when horndog Bill Clinton was in the dog house

The woman who outed White House intern Monica Lewinsky as Bill Clinton's 'mistress,' paints the former president with the same brush as men like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey – a sexual predator.

Linda Tripp felt compelled to speak out to DailyMailTV after two decades of silence, saying that giving the President 'a pass' for his behavior all those years ago brought us to where we are today.
Tripp has pointed to that time in history as giving men in power the permission to abuse their status in order to satisfy their sexual appetites.

But Bill Clinton wasn't the only one to abuse his power. Tripp calls Hillary, 70, a 'destroyer of women' who would do anything to protect their 'political viability.'

Working at the White House for the Clinton administration for two years, Tripp says she witnessed 'unfathomable' deeds of the 'unscrupulous' couple that makes her confident America 'dodged a bullet' when Hillary lost the presidency to Trump.

Dec 06 07:57

ANOTHER Mueller deputy caught sending anti-Trump message: Top prosecutor told Obama holdover who refused to defend travel ban that 'I am so proud'

A top prosecutor working with special counsel Robert Mueller praised former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates at a moment in late January when she was at loggerheads with newly minted president Donald Trump.

Andrew Weissman emailed Yates ten days into the Trump administration after she refused to enforce or defend an executive order banning incoming travelers to the U.S. from seven terror-prone majority Muslim countries.

'I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,' Weissman wrote to her.

Dec 06 07:53

Israel slams EU over anti-occupation photo exhibit

Israel has denounced the European Union Embassy for planning to host a photo gallery about the suffering of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

Titled "Fifty Years: Fifty Portraits of Palestinians Born in 1967", the exhibition, funded by Israeli rights group B’Tselem, is scheduled to open in the city of Jaffa on Thursday.

"For reasons that are not clear, the EU believes the path to Israel’s heart is by spitting in its face," Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon was quoted as saying Jerusalem Post newspaper on Wednesday.

"We are again witnessing the patronizing attitude of [the EU’s] hypocritical moral preaching, which creates distance rather than closeness and this is sad and unnecessary," he said.

Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, for her part, said she was not surprised by the connection between the EU and B’Tselem.

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Dec 06 07:35

The Dog That Didn’t Bark – Israel Shamir

The media dog keeps silent...

Now the glorious if a tad too long name of the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (or MBS) should join the list of the great solution-makers. He faced the problem of having a broke country, an empty treasury, and a lot of very rich citizens with full coffers.

Trump faces a similar problem; in the US, the top dogs have the whole hog, while the state is in multi-trillion debt.

Dec 06 07:32

Trump's Embassy Move Sets off Decades of Anger for Muslims, Christians, and the Palestinian Peace Process

While some have claimed in response that Palestinians for always being angry, in fact such attitudes reflect a lack of understanding about the injustice at the heart of this issue.

Numerous Middle Eastern and Western leaders and commentators had warned of the unrest the long-anticipated change could cause.

Even as Trump rang regional heads of state on Tuesday to inform them of his decision, Jordan’s King Abdullah emphasized its “dangerous repercussions” for regional stability.

Dec 06 07:29

Former Judge: If General Flynn Was Not Aware Strzok Was Removed for Bias – Case Can Be Dismissed Due to Giglio Violation

Did the prosecution tell Flynn’s lawyer that their main witness against him was removed for bias? Since Strzok led the interview and his testimony would be needed to establish untruthfulness, he is a critical witness not just a prosecutor. If not disclosed, would this not be a Giglio violation? This is the kind of misconduct that can get a case dismissed and a lawyer disbarred. It is a Constitutional violation. This has bothered me since I heard about it.

Dec 06 06:55

Oklahoma’s Opioid Lawsuit Moves Forward

“Through decades of fraudulent marketing campaigns to doctors and consumers, these companies have been the driving force in the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, an epidemic that claimed more than 64,000 lives last year alone.

“Oklahoma continues to suffer greatly because of it. In the last three years, nearly 3,000 Oklahomans have died from overdoses and more than 1,300 newborns have tested positive for substance exposure. The opioid crisis has created a generation of addicts, who continue to struggle on a daily basis.

“These companies put profits over people and we intend to hold them accountable.”

Dec 06 06:53

WATCH: BENNETT: ISRAEL WON’T PAY PRICE FOR JERUSALEM ANNOUNCEMENT

When asked if he worried about a price Israel may have to pay in exchange for US recognition of Jerusalem, Bennett replied, "When you do the right thing, there ought not to be a price,” Bennett said. “We have conditioned ourselves that when the right thing is done, there must be a price, and it’s not true.”

Dec 06 06:28

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

President Donald Trump will announce Wednesday that the United States recognizes occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially threatening regional stability.

Despite warnings from Western and Arab allies, Trump in a 1 p.m. (1800 GMT) White House speech will direct the State Department to begin looking for a site for an embassy in Jerusalem as part of what is expected to be a years-long process of relocating diplomatic operations from Tel Aviv.

Dec 06 06:26

Try, Try Again: Democrats to Bring Impeachment Articles Against Trump Wednesday

A Texas Democratic Congressman has announced that he will be bringing articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the second attempt in as many months.

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said on Tuesday that he will bring the articles to the floor for a vote on Wednesday, adding that prominent Democratic leaders have asked to meet with him to discuss the bill.

"I will meet with them in my office and here's what I will say: I will tell them that impeachment is not about Democrats," Green said during a speech before the US House of Representatives. "That it's not about Republicans. I will them that it's about democracy."

Dec 06 06:24

THAT MISSING $21,000,000,000,000

You know things are in a bad state when an economics professor at one of the country's most prestigious research universities, the Michigan State University, says that there's about $21,000,000,000,000 missing, and when he says that in spite of his best efforts to find out where it went, he meets a stone wall of obfuscation, buck-passing, and missing links. The story has now captured the attention of Mr. Greg Hunter, well-known financial commentator at USAWatchdog.com

Dec 06 06:14

Syria war, Sochi peace – Pepe Escobar

In a well choreographed Sochi summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin defines a peaceful future for Syria after the liberation of the country from militants

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

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

Dec 06 06:09

Is Flynn’s Defection a Death Blow?

Why did he not tell the FBI the truth?

As national security adviser to the president-elect, Flynn had called the ambassador. Message: Tell President Putin not to overreact to President Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats. Trump will be president in three weeks, and we are committed to a new relationship.

Not only was this initiative defensible, it proved successful.

My understanding is that Flynn simply forgot about the one meeting when asked.

Dec 06 06:03

Has Russia-gate morphed into Israel-gate?

From ‘Russia-Gate’ to ‘Israel-Gate’ – Justin Raimondo

I feel obligated to repeat my admonition of the various Beltway careerists who light up the small firmament of anti-interventionism: why no defense of the White House on this vitally important issue?

Given the scope of a special counsel’s powers, and the wide berth he is given to pursue possible violations to the law far removed from his original mandate, perhaps we should have expected that some other foreign connection would come to light.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

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