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December 4, 2016

Dec 04 07:21

REPORT: THE GUARDIAN PUBLISHES FAKE NEWS FROM NOTORIOUS INTERNET TROLL

Mikael Thalen for Infowars reports, A notorious Internet troll reportedly convinced The Guardian to publish a fake news story Monday on his journey to becoming a racist member of the “alt-right.”

Dec 04 07:08

Pearl Harbor Facts and Proof

*hyperlinks live at source*

Robert B. Stinnett, Day of Deceit:  The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (New York, Free Press, 2000)

Dec 04 06:32

Deputy Secretary Of Defense Calls Trump's Team "Extremely Professional" & Impressive

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told reporters yesterday about the successful and productive transition process currently taking place with the Trump administration.



Dec 03 20:23

Oil Has Been Spilling Into the Pacific Since Last Month and It’s Being Totally Ignored

Waking Times Media

Since running aground in mid-October, a small boat has been leaking oil into the Pacific Ocean, and along BC’s Central Coast. Despite the fact that this spill comes in the aftermath of the Royal Visit to the region — a visit that sought to place the health of the coastline and all the life that dwells there within the global lens — there appears to be very little international interest. Making matters worse, there appears to be little interest from Canadian lawmakers on how best to reduce the potential for disasters like this.

Dec 03 20:21

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Autism and Mercury

Waking Times

An international team of scientists has published a study that claims that a fundamental relationship exists between mercury and autism. The research results show that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had significantly higher levels of mercury when compared with healthy control children. A direct correlation was also observed between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autistic behavior. The study, Altered Urinary Porphyrins and Mercury Exposure as Biomarkers for Autism Severity in Egyptian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease.

Dec 03 20:20

Europe’s Forgotten ‘Hitler’ Killed Over 10 Million Africans – But the West Erased it From History

Waking Times Media

Most people have no idea of who is pictured above, but you should. The sight of this man should cause a similar revulsion to that of seeing Mussolini, Mao, Stalin or Hitler, as he committed an African genocide that resulted in the killing of over 10 million people in the Congo.



Dec 03 20:07

US Veterans Rush To Help Dakota Pipeline Protests

US military veterans have joined pipeline protests in North Dakota, following the US Army’s decision to close the area where protesters have been camping for months.

Hundreds of veterans arrived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the small town of Cannon Ball on Friday, to help Native American protesters and activists in their continued movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Dec 03 18:29

Britain Will Send Fighter Jets & Aircraft Carriers To South China Sea

British fighter jets and aircraft carriers will be operating in the South China Sea, one of the world’s most volatile hotspots, by the year 2020, according to the UK’s ambassador to the US.

Dec 03 17:59

SPICY! Carly Fiorina Absolutely DEMOLISHES Bill & Hillary Clinton.

Carly is 100% correct. Hillary Clinton is a power hungry megalomaniac and she would do anything to get into the White House.

Dec 03 17:22

Anti-Russian Sanctions Not Useful, Have To End Them – Austrian Pres Candidate Hofer

Austrian presidential candidate, Norbert Hofer, tells RT about his plans to boost cooperation with Russia – if he wins Sunday’s vote.



Dec 03 17:20

GOOD NEWS: The Great Unwind Unravels Hottest Rental Markets in the US

Now in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and perhaps a city near you.

Dec 03 17:05

Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church sacks Palestinian archbishop

Patriarch Theophilos III of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has sacked Archbishop of Sebastia Attalla Hanna, a statement issued by the office of the Archbishop said yesterday.
“Patriarch Theophilos and his Holy Gathering decided today to stop the salary of Archbishop Attalla Hanna,” the statement said, noting that Hanna is the only Palestinian archbishop in the Greek Orthodox Church.

Dec 03 16:57

More Insured People And Higher Drug Prices Drive Up US Healthcare Spending

The US paid an average of $10,000 in health care per person in 2015 according the Department of Health and Human Services, a 5.8 percent increase over 2014. The increased spending, $3.2 trillion, is partially due to more people receiving insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Dec 03 16:51

USDA Officials Beg Congress To Make it Easier To Fire People

what a joke our government is!'

Dec 03 15:57

5,000yrs Of Battery Life: Nuclear Waste-Formed Radioactive Diamonds Provide Long-Lasting Energy

Scientists have discovered a way to convert nuclear waste into radioactive black diamond batteries which last more than 5,000 years.

Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a means of creating a battery capable of generating clean electricity for five millennia, or as long as human civilization has existed.

Dec 03 15:37

Nick Cannon: Hillary Clinton Attempted Genocide On African-Americans

Nick Cannon has blasted Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood for promoting “modern day eugenics” and trying to stop African-Americans breeding in an attempt at genocide.




Dec 03 15:32

Hypochondriacs & The Placebo Effect: It’s Not Just In Your Head

Researchers have found that about 70 percent of healthy people who worry about developing illnesses may be increasing their risk of heart disease. Another study shows the placebo effect in drug studies can be so powerful as to affect the outcomes.

Dec 03 15:26

Bush’s Iraq Lies, Uncontested, Will Haunt Us Under Trump

The CODEPINK Tribunal taking place December 1 and 2, and live streamed by The Real News, is a historic collection of testimonies about the lies and costs of the Iraq war. It takes on new meaning with the incoming Trump administration, and the hawks who are flocking to join that administration with their sights set on starting yet another war in the Middle East, this time in Iran.

Dec 03 15:17

Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton has a net total loss of 18,422 votes in from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

In contrast, Donald Trump has a net total loss of 3,289 votes from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

The resulting total difference is a net change of 15,133 votes in favor of Donald Trump after the completion of the 3rd day of the recount.

Dec 03 15:13

HERE IT IS! HERE’S THE VIDEO HILLARY WANTS TO HIDE AND TRUMP WANTS EVERYONE TO SEE!



Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 13:33

MEDIA FREAK AFTER TRUMP TALKS TO WORLD LEADERS



Dec 03 13:25

SATURDAY ALTERNATIVE CARTOONS: DECEMBER 3, 2016

Here is the latest round of Saturday Cartoons from Snippits. Enjoy!!!

Dec 03 12:50

Thousands rally for President Park's impeachement in Seoul, South Korea

Protesters have gathered in Seoul to demand the resignation of scandal-plagued South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Dec 03 12:41

Jim Sinclair: We Have Killed Capitalism, Financial Pressure Cooker Bomb Cooking Now

Renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair says, “You have a pressure cooker bomb cooking like the terrorists use. It’s cooking, and it makes gold a storehouse of value and not a currency. It’s just a storehouse of value.



Dec 03 12:26

Squatters Evicted From Building Of Squatting-Prevention Firm In London

A group of campaigners occupying the old headquarters of squatting prevention company Camelot Europe were evicted on Thursday after two months living at the premises.

The residents of the so-called Came Squat told the media their occupation was political, highlighting that while companies like Camelot made a profit out of empty buildings, homelessness in Britain was on the rise.

Dec 03 11:37

Timberg’s Tale: Washington Post Reporter Spreads Blacklist Of Independent Journalist Sites

Craig Timberg, a Washington Post reporter with an interesting history (which we’ll get to shortly), doubled down last night with a new article suggesting that Congressional legislation may be coming to further crack down on independent journalists not properly adhering to the dogma of Washington. Timberg has become the deserving piñata of writers like Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, Ben Norton and Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, Max Blumenthal of AlterNet, Robert Parry at Consortium News and numerous other writers at alternative media.

Dec 03 10:19

MEDIA SILENT: Trump Electors Are Getting Death Threats 18 Days Before The Electoral College Meets!

Where are you Mainstream Media? No one is covering this dangerous breaking news story…not one hot shot media outlet. The real news – Alternative News is reporting on it, as it needs to be out there for the people to read.

Dec 03 10:11

Democrats Define Insanity



Dec 03 10:10

VP Pence Lays Out Aggressive Agenda For First 100 Days

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Thursday that the incoming Trump administration is planning a burst of activity that would take aim at the gridlock in Washington, pressing forward with its goals to overhaul the tax code, health care and immigration laws.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Pence said President-elect Donald Trump is preparing ambitious 100-day and 200-day plans aimed at fulfilling core campaign promises and jump-starting economic growth.

Asked what might surprise voters about the Trump White House, Mr. Pence said: “I think the only thing that will surprise them is that Washington, D.C., is going to get an awful lot done in a short period of time.”

Dec 03 10:09

RUSSIA: WITHOUT PROVIDING AID TO ALEPPO, UK MUST REFRAIN FROM SABOTAGING HELP

Russian daily delivers humanitarian aid to residents of the eastern neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Aleppo, while the UK has not allocated anything for all the time of the war in Syria, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said, commenting on a statement of a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said earlier this week that Moscow was allegedly stopping aid supplies to Aleppo because it would not agree to a ceasefire to allow its safe passage. “All this time, residents of eastern neighborhoods [in Aleppo] have been receiving daily humanitarian aid, medicine and warm clothing from the Russian Center for reconciliation and the Syrian government. The United Kingdom, in the course of all the years of civil war in Syria has not allocated a single gram of flour, a single pill or blanket to help civilians,” Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Dec 03 10:07

DARKNET WEBSITE TAKES DONATIONS FOR TRUMP ASSASSINATION

A website on the Darknet, launched earlier this week, warns of the “political, environmental and social consequences” of the future presidency of Donald Trump and collects donations to allegedly help organize the assassination of both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the Infowars information portal reported on Friday... According to information provided on the website, the group, organized donations, belongs to “a well-known underground organization,” which previously preferred to influence on “crooked governments,” using cyber attacks, but now decided to shift its tactics to physical violence. The website asks to donate Bitcoin, which allegedly will be used for buying equipment and paying bribes to the federal government and even the Secret Service. According to CSO writer Steve Ragan, since March 2016, the group managed to collect more than $88,000 on its Bitcoin wallet. However, since the assassination website was launched, only $119 has been donated.

Dec 03 09:50

Hillary Supporters Get Welcome News As Study Confirms White Population Dying Off Fast In Key Swing States

Disaffected Hillary snowflakes at colleges and universities all around the country, many of whom surely cried themselves to sleep last night, woke up this morning to some of the best news they've received in weeks. According to a new study by the University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy, white people are dying off faster than ever in the U.S. Moreover, the biggest declines are coming in key swing states like FL and PA. Even better, the study expects the "natural decrease" of whites to accelerate in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine what would happen if the media celebrated the decline of the Black population, or Hispanics, or Jews!

Dec 03 09:49

Ace Hardware statement on North Dakota protest and product sales

In an effort to clear any misunderstanding and/or misinformation, Ace Hardware can now confirm that there is no ban on the sale of products at our locally-owned Ace stores; customers should feel free to check with their local store for inventory availability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ACE backed down, or the initial story was a fake.

Dec 03 09:47

Pa Tally Complete: Trump Wins By 45,000 Votes

Pennsylvania final numbers Trump Beat Hillary by over 45,000 votes Decision Desk HQ Trump 2,961,875 Clinton 2,915,440.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the story of 22,000 votes magically appearing for Hillary seems to be true, but Trump still wins my more than the .5% which would mandate another recount. Stein cannot ask for another recount, all she can do is contest the results, to block Pennsylvania's electors from attending the electoral college. Hopefully, the courts will conclude that she is not aggrieved, as a recount cannot change her personal result in the Pennsylvania election, and thus she lacks standing to contest.

Dec 03 09:41

More fake news: Are you ready for the launch of the ‘Obama TV’ channel?

Obama considers media to be a central focus of his next chapter, these sources say, though exactly what form that will take — a show streaming on Netflix, a web series on a comedy site or something else — remains unclear.



Dec 03 09:40

JILL STEIN ADMITS THERE’S NO EVIDENCE OF VOTER FRAUD! CONFIRMS IT’S A HUGE SCAM

The Conservative Tribune reports, Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has been backing an effort to have recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and has raised over $7 million to initiate the recounts.

Dec 03 09:35

Exposed As A “Putin Stooge”, Russia Obliges Paul Craig Roberts’s Request for Passport… Developing

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving that Putin has a sense of humor!

Dec 03 09:32

Trump ‘Received Information' Of Voter Fraud: Top Aide

US President-elect Donald Trump has been “receiving information” about people voting illegally, according to Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump aide.

In the run-up to the November 8 election, Trump repeatedly accused the media of bias for not covering “a large-scale voter fraud” underway during early voting across the country. In addition, he called the election process rigged, and said the media was colluding with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in order to beat him.

Dec 03 09:31

Google’s Biased Search Engine Exposed

Hillary Clinton’s ties to Google, CNN, PBS, and The New York Times illustrate the conspiracy among these organization who tried to help Hillary be crowned leader of the free world. New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has admitted that his paper was unconstitutionally biased and disgraced the very principle of the First Amendment. Sulzberger admits the paper was biased by saying they underestimated Donald Trump’s support among American voters. He then claimed they would “rededicate ourselves” to the newspaper’s standards of “honestly” reporting the news. At least he admitted they were rigging the game.



Dec 03 09:30

Battle For Mosul: Beating ISIS Won’t End Iraq’s Civil War, UK Experts Tell RT

Caught in the crossfire, driven to hunger, held as human shields – civilians trapped in Mosul face a living nightmare, as coalition forces attempt to topple the last urban stronghold of ISIS in Iraq, while meting out sectarian punishments of their own.

Dec 03 09:19

AP Report 22,000 votes found for Hillary, ZERO found for Trump

I find it rather odd that 22,000 votes were found for one candidate but absolutely zero were found for the other candidate. This kind of thing does not even sound right to me. Normally, it would reasonable to think that when 22, 000 votes were found at least someone of them would be for the other candidate.

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Dec 03 09:13

The BBC Film That Exposed Israel's Secret Illegal Nuclear Weapons (FULL Documentary)

Dec 03 09:11

NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Alerts me to this map from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and says: "Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA."

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Dec 03 09:07

Is Sunday's Italian Referendum the Catalyst for a European Banking Crisis?

The populist movement that has been sweeping across the Western world could cement its place in Italy this Sunday.

Dec 03 08:59

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Washington cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, expressing its support for Beijing's "

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979, when formal relations were cut.
Mr Trump's transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted "close economic, political, and security ties" in a phone call.
The move risks angering China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province.

Dec 03 08:59

For the first time, more kids age 10-14 have died by suicide than by car accidents.

At age 14, Connor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime.
As a perk of his parents' airline jobs, he got to travel with his family far from their home in Brentwood, New Hampshire, to Europe, South America and Africa.
He loved history and the outdoors, but like millions of teenage boys, he loved baseball more.

Dec 03 08:53

Donald Trump facing ‘ASSASSINATION’ calls already as US rejects new President

DONALD Trump is being threatened with assassination already as bitter Hillary Clinton supporters reject the new US President.

Dec 03 08:50

HOW TO HAVE HONEST ELECTIONS

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin
Following the Florida election debacle of 2000, Americans were promised a more honest, transparent, and verifiable system of elections. We didn't get it, because the elkection stealers won that election and decided that keeping the current system was their best guaarantee of re-election.

The election of 2016 changed that. The candidate being cheated by the system, Donald Trump, still prevailed thanks to a landslide that overcame the vote rigging. He will see having an honest election system as his best chance for a second term. Hence, there is a real opportunity to throw out the current system, whch is designed to encourage stealing elections, and replace it with a system that hinders cheating as much as possible.

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Dec 03 08:46

Official Washington's "Info-Wars"

One has to wonder if State Department spokesperson Kirby knows that in 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking about RT, declared: “The Russians have opened an English-language network. I’ve seen it in a few countries, and it is quite instructive.”

I also wonder how Mr. Kirby deals with reporters from the BBC, a STATE-OWNED television and radio entity in the U.K., broadcasting in the U.S. and all around the world.

Or the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation, described by Wikipedia as follows: “The corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas… and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.”

Dec 03 08:46

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to survivors leaving Aleppo, what aid is sent in is being seized by the US-backed terrorists.

Dec 03 08:43

Fugitive Ukrainian MP says he handed proof of Poroshenko ‘buying votes’ to US Justice Dept

A former close ally of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is now seeking asylum in the UK and is wanted at home on charges of embezzlement and treason, claims he has passed eye-opening evidence of sweeping corruption in Kiev on to US investigators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Passing evidence of corruption to the US Government is like passing evidence of cannibalism to Jeffrey Dahmer. Don't expect anything to happen.

Dec 03 08:43

Media knocks Trump for opening up lines of communication with important world leaders

While the New York Times would like readers to believe that the President-elect’s early

Dec 03 08:41

9 reported dead, 13 missing in huge blaze at Oakland venue (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

At least a dozen people were reported missing shortly after a massive fire broke out in a building hosting a warehouse party, prompting fears they became trapped inside during the inferno.

Dec 03 08:40

Trump, GOP ask courts to block recounts in Pa., Mich., Wisc.

"The legal antics of that election's fourth-place finisher suddenly meddle with Pennsylvania's electoral participation," attorneys for the state GOP and Trump's campaign wrote in their court filing.

Commonwealth Court has scheduled a Monday hearing on the recount petition.

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Dec 03 08:39

Putin sends warships to Crimea as Ukraine begins missile tests

VLADIMIR Putin's warships have been dispatched to Crimea's western coastline in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, as tensions in the region reach fever pitch.

Dec 03 08:20

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [Dec 3, 2016]

Dec 03 08:18

MORE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LIES EXPOSED

If the reader adds all of the Christian categories together (i.e. Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Protestant, etc.) hate crimes against Christians is close to the same as it is for Muslims. Add Jews and Christians together -- since the nation's founding documents are based on Judeo-Christian principles -- and suddenly 21.9% doesn't seem like an epidemic or the intensity it receives in the White House and in the country's newsrooms.

Dec 03 08:16

‘Heads split wide open’ Anti DAPL protesters complain of police brutality

Dec 03 08:15

Trump's phone call with Taiwan president risks China's wrath

Diplomatic experts predict fraught start to US relations with Beijing after president-elect’s conversation with Tsai Ing-wen

China lodges complaint with US over Trump’s Taiwan phone call

Dec 03 08:15

Edward Heath child abuse investigation 'not a witch-hunt'

Wiltshire chief constable says significant number of people have disclosed claims of historical abuse against ex-prime minister

Dec 03 08:14

Push for hard Brexit led to Richmond Park win, says new Lib Dem MP

Sarah Olney says 21.5% swing in byelection was secured because Tory remain voters felt PM was only focusing on leave camp

Dec 03 08:14

Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport.

The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought pilots were required to have regular medical checkups to prevent this sort of thing!

Dec 03 08:12

BEX ALERT - The years of calm are over. In Donald Trump we’ll have a child at the White House

President Obama’s term passed without a whiff of scandal. But with Trump we face an era of lawsuits, feuds, threats, denials and insults

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Years of calm? Wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

No whiff of scandal? Benghazi, weapons smuggled to ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria, Hillary's private server, pay for play, etc.

This presstitute is either totally clueless, on drugs, or still lives in a world where readers blindly believe what they are told to believe!

Dec 03 08:07

The Shocking Truth About How Barack Obama Was Able To Prop Up The U.S. Economy

Barack Obama is one of the biggest “Keynesians” of all time, but unfortunately most Americans don’t even understand what that means.

Dec 03 08:07

G4S ditches Israel businesses

Following years of boycott pressure, the private security firm G4S announced Friday that it is ending most of its business with Israel.

“Our globally coordinated campaign has had a real impact,” said Rafeef Ziadah of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in a statement.

“We will continue campaigning until G4S ends all involvement in violations of Palestinian human rights,” Ziadah added.

Dec 03 08:06

Ontario lawmakers vote to smear BDS movement

Canadian human rights defenders are condemning a motion adopted by the Ontario legislature on Thursday that tars the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement as racist.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) said it was “deeply concerned and disturbed” that the motion had been approved.

IJV had urged lawmakers to oppose the motion.

Dec 03 08:05

The Month in Pictures: November 2016

Israeli forces killed four Palestinians during the month of November.

Three were killed during separate alleged stabbing attacks on Israeli forces. No Israeli soldiers were injured in any of the incidents which led to the death of the alleged assailant.

One of those killed, Muhammad Nabil Jawdat Salam, was a 14-year-old boy shot at Shuafat checkpoint near Jerusalem on 25 November.

The other slain persons were identified as Maen Nasser al-Din Abu Qaraa, 23, shot near Ofra settlement in the central West Bank on 3 November, and Jihad Muhammad Said Khalil, 48, killed at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah on 22 November.

Another man, 32-year-old Muhammad Amr, was critically wounded during an alleged stabbing attack in the northern West Bank village of Huwwara on 9 November.

Dec 03 08:05

Iceland's president asks Pirate Party to form govt after others fail

The Pirate Party in Iceland, who won seats in parliament earlier this year, have been asked to try to assemble a government coalition, after two other parties with more seats failed to do so.

The radical Pirate Party, headed by Birgitta Jonsdottir, was asked to form a government with other parties by the country's president, Gudni Johannesson, AP reported Friday, citing the president's office.

Dec 03 06:57

House quietly passes bill targeting “Russian propaganda” websites

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against “Russian propaganda fake news“, with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017“, sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes

Dec 03 06:18

International Investigators Shut down Mega Botnet

For many years, cyber criminals used the Avalanche botnet to launch phishing attacks, spam and online fraud. Now, an international investigator team succeeds in destroying this criminal activity.

Investigators from 39 countries have succeeded in an international operation against data theft and Internet fraud. Their investigation has revealed probably the world's largest infrastructure for the operation of so-called botnets. The FBI and other US authorities were also involved.

"This was an important and successful operation against the international cyber mafia," said the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius.

The investigation was coordinated by the Lower Saxony authorities which cooperated the FBI and Europol and other agencies in 30 countries all over the world.

Dec 03 04:46

Real News From Ukraine's Breakaway Donbass Republics

My name is Alexander Chopov and I am the founder of the Donbass Truth Channel. Our goal is to give the people of Donbass, Crimea and South-East Ukraine a voice in English. We don’t just report the news, or show video reels of suffering. We put these things in context, for Western viewers to understand not only WHAT is happening, but WHY it is happening. For example, in our very first video we explain that when hundreds of thousands of people came out to protest the Maidan coup in the Spring of 2014 they weren’t “pro-Russian” or “pro-Putin” – they were first and foremost PRO-DEMOCRACY demanding the federalization of the country, and the right to elect local governments. But that truth would have made it very hard for Western media to demonize them... We currently have 15 videos and are working on new ones. They are from Donbass, Crimea and Moscow. Our latest uploaded video is about the JIT report on the MH-17.

Dec 03 04:42

26 Journalists Sign Open Letter to Donald Trump: How About A Real MH17 Investigation?

26 top European journalists and experts who have been studying the shoot-down of flight MH17, killing 298 innocent, mostly Dutch civilians, sign a letter to president-elect Trump...

Dec 03 04:41

Two Recent Examples of Trump Brilliantly Outsmarting His Critics in the Media

Two recent news items from Trumperica that have stirred the shitlibs and their media friends to a frenzy provide a glimpse into the under-rated genius of Trump and his ability to logic trap his enemies into awkward hypocritical stances...

Dec 03 04:40

The Ongoing Media Propaganda War Against Syria

Thirteen months ago, I highlighted how, after the chaos of Iraq and Libya, the mass media began softening the public up for another illegal military intervention in another sovereign state – this time in Syria. Rupert Murdoch, who has a direct financial interest in regime change in Syria (see Israel & energy independence below) oversaw some of the more overt forms of anti-Syrian propaganda as the following two graphics show...

Dec 03 04:25

US-LED COALITION COLLAPSES: DENMARK PULLS F-16 JETS

The Danish authorities intend to withdraw seven F-16 fighter jets, which took part in an operation of the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. A military commission, which investigated incidents of the US, reported that Danish aircraft participated in an airstrike of the coalition on September 17, when a number of Syrian soldiers were killed. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen and Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen decided to withdraw the fighter jets after publication of these data. Reportedly, the aircraft will return to the country in mid-December. At the same time, the Danish government announced that it is going to expand its assistance to Iraq in counseling on engineering and construction works, which will be carried out by about 150 specialists...

Dec 03 04:21

ISIS MOVING HEAVY FIGHTING EQUIPMENT FROM IRAQ TO SYRIA

Reports have emerged that ISIS started withdrawing their heavy military equipment from from the towns of al-Qa’im, Rawah and Anah in Iraq’s Anbar province, to the Syrian desert city of Raqqa, which is also the terrorist groups defacto capital. Much of the equipment is rocket launchers, battle tanks and armored vehicles. This comes at a time when Mosul in Iraq’s Nineveh province is completely cut off from Syria and the terrorist group being battered by Iraqi forces, including the Kurdish Peshmerga and Shi’ite militias.

Dec 03 04:17

SYRIAN ARMY SETS FULL CONTROL OVER TAREEQ AL-BAB DISTRICT OF ALEPPO CITY

The Syrian army and its allies took control over the entire Tareeq al-Bab Neighborhood in Aleppo city after losing it to militants over 4 years ago. Now, government forces are securing the area in order to continue the advance into militant held eastern Aleppo. Offensive operations are also ongoing in the areas west of the Aleppo International Airport.

Dec 02 23:19

:-) It's the most wonderful time in 8 years - song

Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”
Enjoy!

Dec 02 21:29

The Cruellest Hoax, Israel's Fake History

Dec 02 20:30

'New era of peace': Trump vows to stop US toppling of regimes during 1st stop of 'Thank You' tour

Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.

The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"We will partner with every nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism," Trump told a large crowd at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday evening, as quoted by TASS.

"We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks," Trump said, as quoted by The Washington Examiner.

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"Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It's time," he said.

Dec 02 20:28

Boots on the Ground: Veterans Arrive to Standing Rock to Protect Protesters from Cops

Waking Times Media

Cannon Ball, ND — The much-anticipated arrival of veterans to Standing Rock has begun and it’s happening several days ahead of schedule. According to sources in Standing Rock, veterans began arriving last night and have already confronted police on scene.

Dec 02 20:25

Watch Trump Make Obama Look Clueless

Dec 02 18:04

Trump To Improve Ties With Russia, UK To Follow Lead – British MP

There may be a much-needed shot-in-the-arm for British and Russian relations – as a result of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election victory.

Dec 02 18:00

Trending on Twitter: MSM Flips - Trump Risks War With China Because He Called Called Taiwan

The corporate media totally ignores Obama sold $1.83b of weapons to Taiwan and flips out because Trump called Taiwan claiming it will cause a war.

More fake news from the corporate media. Just when you think they can’t possibly lose anymore credibility. You just cant make this stuff up.

The liberal media is flipping out because Trump just made a phone call to Taiwan throw accusations all over the place he at a minimum started a trade war if not an actual war.

Dec 02 16:59

‘Sextortion’: Warnings Issued After Webcam Blackmail Cases Double In Year

The number of ‘sextortion’ cases, where victims are persuaded to commit sexual acts on a webcam and then blackmailed, has doubled in a year, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Dec 02 16:51

The Iron Heel At Home: Force Matters

I’ve long been taken aback by the readiness of some leading left intellectuals to downplay the role of state violence in the enforcement of social hierarchy and class rule inside the United States. Perhaps you know the argument: thanks to the relative strength of the free speech tradition, outwardly democratic politics, and the related heroic struggles of activists from the abolitionists of the 19th century through the trade union and Civil Rights militants of the last century, the American power elite relies less on force than on “the manufacture of consent” to keep to the citizenry down.

Dec 02 16:44

“Fake News” Has Been a Problem for Thousands of Years … Here’s How It’s Been Stopped

Throughout history, government officials have tried to stop “fake news” through various means before it was published.

The crime of the peddlers of fake news: failing to acknowledge that those in power were perfect saints.

Socrates

For example, Socrates was killed in 399 BC for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: “Failing to acknowledge the gods that the [mainstream media of the day] acknowledges”.

Tyndale

William Tyndale was killed in 1536 for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: Translating the Bible into English so that everyone could read it for themselves, and no longer had to rely on the clergy to tell them what it said.

Galileo

In 1616 and 1633, Galileo was tried for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: spreading fake news that the Earth rotates around the Sun.

Dec 02 16:27

Trump’s Appointments — Paul Craig Roberts

Before I give an explanation, let’s be sure we all know what an explanation is. An explanation is not a justification. The collapse of education in the US is so severe that many Americans, especially younger ones, cannot tell the difference between an explanation and a defense, justification, or apology for what they regard as a guilty person or party. If an explanation is not damning or sufficiently damning of what they want damned, the explanation is interpreted as an excuse for the object of their scorn. In America, reason and objective analysis have taken a backseat to emotion.

We do not know what the appointments mean except, as Trump discovered once he confronted the task of forming a government, that there is no one but insiders to appoint. For the most part that is correct. Outsiders are a poor match for insiders who tend to eat them alive.

Dec 02 16:19

Italian Bank warns 30 times for a ‘bail-in’ if the NO camp wins the referendum

Sunday December 4th, Italians will go to the polling stations to vote on a constitutional reform.

Dec 02 16:15

‘We’ve Been Lied To About Russia For Decades’ – Frmr London Mayor Livingstone

President Putin has delivered the annual State Of The Nation address – highlighting the challenges facing Russia and the rest of the world.

Dec 02 16:14

The Unemployment Rate is the Definition of "Fake News"

The U.S. Unemployment rate is the definition of “fake news”. 446k left the labor force last month bringing the total out to a record 95 million.

Dec 02 16:01

Global Warming / Climate Change - What's it all About?

So, is there, or isn't there, man-made Global Warming? What a Hegelian Mind-fck!

Dec 02 16:00

I can't tell you how bad this is. MASSIVE Samsung home bugging operation.

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.

Dec 02 15:57

Cornel West: Bernie Sanders Is Wrong. The Democratic Party Cannot Be Reformed

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, some progressives are now pushing a shake up of the Democratic Party’s leadership in efforts to reform the party. But Dr. Cornel West says the Democratic Party can’t be reformed. During the Democratic primary, West endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Dec 02 15:47

Obama Signs Waiver To Keep US Embassy In Israel In Tel Aviv

US President Barack Obama has renewed a presidential waiver ordering the US Embassy in Israel to remain in Tel Aviv and not be moved to Jerusalem al-Quds, despite pressure by Congress and Israel to do so.

The outgoing president signed the waiver on Thursday, as he has every six months during his administration, in accordance with every other president over the last 20 years.

Dec 02 15:42

France On Fire

Honestly, I do not know how to watch videos like this without knowing, immediately but also deep down, I would not want to be anywhere near this sort of activity.

Dec 02 15:40

'New Era Of Peace': Trump Vows To Stop US Toppling Of Regimes During 1st Stop Of 'Thank You' Tour

Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.

The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Dec 02 15:40

Police Fire Water Cannons At Papuans Calling For Independence

Police fired water cannons at protesters, the majority of whom were students from the Papua Students Alliance.

Dec 02 15:03

Trump thanks Ohio, gives best speech ever

President-elect Trump thanked the people of Ohio Thursday evening, giving one of his best speeches of all time.

In his speech Trump made it a point to mention

Dec 02 14:51

The Fake News Claims Trump is Inheriting a Strong Economy

Politico, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yahoo and many other fake news organizations are now claiming that Trump will inherit a strong economy.

Dec 02 14:32

Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis got Trump to rethink his position on torture in under an hour

Details about the private conversation are hard to come by, but Trump did reveal an interesting bit Tuesday to reporters at The New York Times when asked about waterboarding.

From The Times:

"'He said, "I've never found it to be useful,"' Mr. Trump said, describing the general's view of torturing terrorism suspects. He added that Mr. Mattis found more value in building trust and rewarding cooperation with terror suspects: '"Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I'll do better."'

Dec 02 14:24

Destroyer Zumwalt Resumes Voyage to California

Repaired — again — with parts from a sistership, the high-tech destroyer Zumwalt left Panama on Wednesday night bound for California, where a more thorough investigation will try and determine why several rather prosaic pieces of equipment have failed several times in the ship’s short life.

Dec 02 13:55

Multiple Jobholders Hit New All Time High As Part-Time Jobs Soar

But perhaps even more troubling than the breakdown in November job quality, was another seldom-touted series: the number of Multiple jobholders, or people who are forced to hold more than one job due to insufficient wages or for other reasons. It was here that the red flashing light came on because while on a seasonally adjusted basis, the series rose once again by 61,000 to 7.8 million; when looked on an actual, unadjusted basis, the number of multiple jobholders increased again, rising by 57, and hitting 8,107 million, the highest number this century.

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These numbers, coupled with the reality that 95 million American workers are no longer participating in the labor market, does not augur well for the American economy.

Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

Dec 02 13:45

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP Just Made The Most Awesome "Thank You" Speech To The AMERICAN PEOPLE!

My heart is full of pride right now and awesome dreams of hope are filling my mind. We have a President again...not just any President but one of courage, leadership, and one who truly wants to "make America great again".

Dec 02 13:43

Erdogan Demands Turks Exchange Their Dollars To Gold, Lira

Early this morning, in yet another session of panicked selling, the Turkish Lira crashed to new record lows to just shy of USDTRY 3.60, momentarily going bidless as the currency plunged nearly 400 pips in seconds, after Turkish President Recep Erdogan said the path for investors will be opened with lower interest rates, and urged the central bank to imitate Japan and U.S. where rates are low: “why should we go around with 14-15 percent?”

The answer is simple: the currency tends to drop when an economy is seen as weak, the political regime unstable, or - yes - a central bank cuts rates, which Turkey, as shown in the chart below, can not afford if it hopes to maintain a stable economy with the lira already at all time lows.

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The question is, how can Erdogan actually FORCE the Turkish people to do this, save for some Executive Decree, under the still existing "Emergency Powers" he possesses, and if he does that, how will he get the Turkish people to comply?!?

House to House raids by the Turkish military?!?

Oh, THAT's just going to be SOOOOO appealing to the Turkish people!!

Dec 02 13:38

Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operation

According to the press service, the Russian field engineers will fly to the Hmeymin airbase in Syria to take part in a humanitarian demining operation in Aleppo. The ministry said that the center’s specialists took part in demining operations in Syria’s Palmyra. "The Russian military destroyed about 18,000 explosive objects and demined an area of 825 hectares. Apart from that, specialists of the Russian International Anti-mine Center demined 8,500 buildings," the ministry said.
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring Palmyra http://tass.com/society/916551

Dec 02 13:37

Deutsche Bank Stock Slides After "Cutting Off" 3,400 "Non-Strategic" Trading Clients

In September, headlines of Deutsche Bank trading clients pulling collateral sparked grave concern over the world's most systemically dangerous bank. Today, the stock is sliding once again as WSJ reports the bank said it would cease providing some coverage for about 3,400 actively trading clients in its global markets division, according to a memo sent to equities staff.

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This looks double plus ungood for Deutsche Bank.

Added to the reality that Italy's banks are in serious trouble, the European economy may be on the way to a terrible spinout, and could possibly take the US economy down with it.

Up To Eight Italian Banks May Fail If Renzi Loses Referendum

Dec 02 13:35

Shocking Method Cures Man's Prostate Cancer, Doctors Still 'Figuring Out How This Works'

An experimental prostate cancer therapy could revolutionize treatment. By “shocking” tumors with large amounts of testosterone and then depriving it of the same hormone, doctors from Johns Hopkins University halted the progression of the disease.

Dec 02 13:26

INFOWARS, NEXT NEWS, BEAT FOX, CNN, MSNBC IN EPIC NOVEMBER VICTORY OVER MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Tony Maglio for The Wrap reports November was a great month for Republicans — it was equally successful for the rightest-leaning cable news channel.

Dec 02 13:20

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials.

Following the Senate’s 99-0 vote to renew economic sanctions on Tehran, senior Iranian officials said the United States is in violation of last summer’s nuclear deal and that Iran is prepared to retaliate, which could include abandoning the agreement.

The comments come as the Obama administration scrambles to preserve the deal in its final months in office, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has been assembling a cabinet filled with fierce opponents of the accord.

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This appears to have been a very carefully crafted tactic by the US Senate to anger the Iranians to the point where they walk away from the P5+1 nuclear deal, and restart their nuclear weapons program as the "justification" for the US declaring war against Iran (which will almost certainly mean war with Russia.)

If I could ever craft an amendment to the Constitution it would be this; when all Congressional candidates declare their candidacy, that is the moment that one of their kids must enlist in the Armed Forces, in units most likely to see front-line action.

I am almost willing to bet that this will dampen Congressional ardor and lust for war, because, this time, with their kids tasked to participate in combat, ...it's personal. It's not just "other people's kids", getting killed and maimed for life, ultimately, for corporate profit; but will potentially be their own.

Dec 02 13:09

Senate Extends Idiotic Iran Sanctions By 99-0 Vote!

Forget that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) agreed between Iran and the so-called P5+1 consisting of the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and the European Union has by all accounts been one of the few real foreign policy successes in the eight years of an otherwise war-dominated the Obama Administration. Forget that the promise of normalizing trade relations with Iran would produce untold wealth – and jobs – for both the US and Iran.

Dec 02 13:08

‘Deprioritizing’ Kids Of Illegal Immigrants For School Places Was May’s Home Office Policy

Theresa May wanted migrant kids to be pushed down lists for school places if their parents were found to be in the country illegally, a leaked Cabinet letter revealed.

The documents, seen by the BBC, show the Home Office – then under May’s leadership – suggesting schools withdraw places or “deprioritize” children from illegal migrants, as well as perform immigration checks on current pupils.

Dec 02 12:55

Gas Pipeline Leak in Franklinville, New York


"Was hunting on state land and walked on gas pipline found leak called and was verified by company there was nothing they could do about it.

Dec 02 12:51

Eastern Aleppo: Chemicals found at Turkmen headquarters

Dec 02 12:48

Kissinger and Brzezinski to Be Honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The leaders of the two institutions declare that they are proud to have succeeded in getting these two diplomats to Norway – and the media of course will be there. The event is sponsored by the California-based company InCircl – a marketing and mobile payment company.

This is the country that, since 1980, has intervened violently in Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosova/Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, i.e. 14 Muslim countries. It has some 630 base facilities in 130+ countries. It has its US Special Forces (SOF) in 133 countries.

It has used nuclear weapons without apology and owns the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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By inviting warmongers and war criminals like Kissinger and Brzezinski to such an event demonstrates that the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute, utter fraud!!

It would really be a joke, had not so many people, in so many countries, died because of the wars generated by these men.

Dec 02 12:45

California Passes a New Climate Law to Regulate Cow Methane

Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just signed a law to require dairy farmers to reduce bovine methane emissions.

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Dec 02 12:42

Planned Parenthood Referred for Criminal Prosecution

Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel announced that they have referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution to the Texas Attorney General on account of its illegal sale of baby body parts.

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Dec 02 12:40

Obama Supports Making Women Register for Military Draft

Continuing the debate over a massive expansion of the Selective Service, the White House today announced that President Obama is in favor of expanding registration for the military draft to include all women when they turn 18.

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That include your own kids, Barry?

Dec 02 12:37

North Korea rejects U.N. resolution, vows stronger self-defense measures: KCNA

North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday it rejects the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposing fresh sanctions against the country for its September nuclear test, saying it denied its sovereignty and right to survival.

The North's foreign ministry said in a statement that the country will be taking stronger self-defense measures in response to the resolution, the country's KCNA state news agency said.

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Congrats, UN, for creating sanctions which are pushing North Korea into the polar opposite direction from where you say you want them to go!! Smooth move, there, folks!

What the UN, South Korea, Japan, China and US SHOULD be doing, at this juncture, is getting Kim Jung-Un and North Korea back to the negotiating table, and presenting a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, which guarantees freedom of trade in exchange for North Korea stopping their nuclear weapons program, and becoming a signatory to the NNPT.

Unfortunately, however, it appears that this solution is....logical.

And I have learned, very painfully, that logic and the geopolitical process, are frequently mutually exclusive.

And, should North Korea accept such terms and conditions, it cannot be used as a "justification" for a US government's "back door war" against China.

Dec 02 12:29

News Alert , Donald Trump Latest News Today 12/02/16

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This is Trump's new direct-to-you YouTube channel.

Dec 02 12:27

Armed man takes 7 people hostage in Paris travel agency – reports

Seven people have been taken hostage in a Paris travel agency office by an armed man, AFP reports citing police sources.

The armed man in question appears to be a robber armed with a handgun, AFP reports.

Dec 02 12:26

‘Being shot on way out was better than staying’: East Aleppo family shares story of escape (VIDEO)

Some of the people light fires to try to keep warm, as it is freezing cold in the region at the moment. Cold, however, isn’t the only life-threatening issue – despite fleeing the terror, many suffer from severe malnutrition and most of the kids have yellowish skin and can barely move.

One of the mothers told RT that it was the rebels who took the food from them in eastern Aleppo.

“The prices for everything were so high! When the aid would come, they [the rebels] would take it and keep it for themselves. They stole it from us. None of my kids have eaten for three days, they are suffering, and the journey here was so difficult!” Majdolene said.

Dec 02 12:16

IDEAS AND TRENDS; CLUES GET WARM IN THE SEARCH FOR PLANET X

SOMETHING out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. Some gravitational force keeps perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large object that may be the long-sought Planet X.

Evidence assembled in recent years has led several groups of astronomers to renew the search for the 10th planet. They are devoting more time to visual observations with the 200-inch telescope at Mount Palomar in California. They are tracking two Pioneer spacecraft, now approaching the orbit of distant Pluto, to see if variations in their trajectories provide clues to the source of the mysterious force. And they are hoping that a satellite-borne telescope launched last week will detect heat ''signatures'' from the planet, or whatever it is out there.

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There is another possibility. To start with, the so-called Cosmic Background Radiation detected by the COBE satellite did not match the predictions from the Big bang model. Instead of being smooth and featureless, it has structure.

Now, any amateur astronomer has probably turned their telescopes on the Ring Nebula in Lyra. Despite the name "Ring" it is actually a Planetary Nebula, meaning a spherical bubble of gas blown off when the star at the center exploded several thousand years ago. The bubble is expanding, and eventually will fade to invisibility as it becomes distended and moves away from the illumination of the remains of that center star.

So, let us suppose that a billion or so years ago, our sun was part of a binary star system, a common enough feature in the universe. And, that companion star, larger than our sun, burned through its fuel more quickly and exploded, creating a planetary nebula. As the bubble shot past our solar system, the planets were bombarded with debris. Today, a billion years later, we see that planetary nebula from our unique position at the center, creating the veil of energy called the cosmic background radiation.

So what the astronomers are looking for with their search (and I took part in one myself when I worked for NASA) is not a new planet at the edge of our solar system but a much larger and more distant dark core of a burned out star; the remains of our binary companion. This would explain why so many searches for whatever is distorting the orbits of the known planets have all failed. In a very real sense, they are looking in the wrong place, too close to home!

Just a thought from out of the box.

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