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December 19, 2016

Dec 19 09:55

Impressions Of The Australian Conjecture

This is my third visit to Australia in the last 12 months. Aussie friends accuse me, tongue in cheek, of having an undeclared fondness for their country on account of my frequent visits to a country such a long way away for me to get to, which may or may not be true. This time a few of them even suggested it might be time to move Down Under after Trump’s election.

Dec 19 09:51

Will The CIA Regret Its Fight With Trump?

The fight between President-Elect Trump and the CIA over Russia’s alleged interference with the U.S. presidential election could have a major impact on what is set to happen in October 2017. That is the month when thousands of the CIA’s super-secret records relating to the assassination of President Kennedy are set to be finally released to the public, after more than a half-century of secrecy.

Dec 19 09:50

Brazilian President Temer Signs Constitutional Amendment Imposing 20 Years of Austerity

Rousseff was ousted to shift economic policy towards neoliberalism, and now Temer is rewarding the banks and financial investors for backing the legislative coup, says SOAS Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho

Dec 19 09:49

"Gold Is Now Effectively Illegal" In India - The Consequences Of Creating A Cashless Society

Jayant Bhandari warns "there are clear signs that in a very convoluted way, possession of gold for investment purposes will be made illegal" as he discusses India's attempts to create a cashless society (and consequences of it) and why precious metals and geographical diversification are the most viable options investors around the world, not just India, should be taking.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Dec 19 09:49

What to Expect from Monday's Electoral College Vote and Aftermath

Responding to reports of elector harassment and intimidation, Trump tweeted “(i)f my many supporters acted and threatened people like those who lost the election are doing, they would be scorned & called terrible names!”

AP News tried reaching all 538 electors. They canvassed 330, finding only one pledged to trump in Texas defecting.

What to expect on Monday? In all likelihood, Trump will be formally elected to succeed Obama, efforts to deny him failing - phony claims of Russian election hacking the main tactic.

On January 6, a joint congressional session will certify the results, Trump’s inauguration to follow on January 20.

At the same time, nothing is certain given an underhanded campaign to deny him the office he legitimately won, the likes of which never occurred in America before - government agencies and media scoundrels behind it, a coup d’etat attempt to change the election result.

Dec 19 09:48

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in Ankara 'in assassination attempt' - hostages held

NTV said the Russian ambassador was seriously wounded in a gun attack at an art gallery.

Other people have been shot and special forces have been called to the scene.

The gunman is believed to be on the loose and further shots have been heard.

The ambassador has been taken to hospital in the Turkish capital.

Andrei Karlov was made Moscow’s ambassador to Turkey in 2013.

His condition is unknown.

Dec 19 09:45

I REMEMBER WHEN TOSSING AROUND POLITICIZED CHARGES OF TREASON WAS BEYOND THE PALE OF DECENCY:

Democrats already accusing Trump of “treason” a month before he takes office.

Dec 19 09:43

Trump Leads 55-27, As Expected, After First 10 States Vote

Thus far, all electors have voted as pledged. Noon hour sees about a dozen more states, including GA, PA, OH and NC.



Dec 19 09:41

Moscow to Host Crucial Meeting With China, Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan

Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of three-way counterterrorism talks in Moscow December 27, primarily focusing on turmoil-hit Afghanistan.

Russian Ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Dedov disclosed the details in an interview to state-run Pakistani radio.

This will be the third meeting of the “trilateral working group on Afghanistan,” he said, following meetings in Beijing and Islamabad.

“What we see in Afghanistan, unfortunately, is worrisome because it does not bring us optimism. There is a lack of three crucial elements; that is a stable self-sufficient economy, good governance and strong army,” observed Dedov.

A deterioration in security and the emergence of Islamic State affiliates in volatile border regions of Afghanistan have necessitated the trilateral consultations with an aim to form a “regional anti-terrorism structure” to counter “spillover effects” of terrorism, insist Pakistani, Russian and Chinese officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And notice the country which has been singularly "uninvited" to this meeting: the United States, which, after 15 years of occupation, has been impotent to stop the spiraling of violence.

Dec 19 09:41

Gutfeld: Celebrity has-beens' Trump hysteria backfires

Dec 19 09:40

Bill Clinton Blames Hillary's Loss on F**king White Males

Angry white men are back!

President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't know much," former President Bill Clinton told a local newspaper earlier this month, but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."

Dec 19 09:40

Secret terrifying 13 FOOT 'Avatar war' robot learns to walk and mimic human movements

The giant robot, built in South Korea, works by repeating the actions of its pilot sitting inside by moving its enormous arms and legs up and down



Dec 19 09:39

McCain sees Russia hacking as threat, at odds with Trump

McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sunday joined Democrats in calling for a special select committee to investigate foreign cyberattacks, putting him at odds not only with the incoming GOP president but with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who favors allowing the Intelligence committee to take the lead on the inquiry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sen. McCain , as usual, trying to use this stupid news to demonstrate how 'patriotic' he really is, yet he never provide an iota of evidence to the story.

Hillary will be smiling to see Republican leaders like McCain and others are joining the DNC singing chorus of the 'Russian Hacking' song.

Dec 19 09:37

Clinton campaign faults White House response to suspected Russian election hacks

The Hillary Clinton campaign and its allies, rallying behind the contention that cyberwarfare played a role in swinging the presidential election for Donald Trump, are now taking parting shots at the Obama administration, the intelligence community and the media for failing to treat the Russian hacking threat with sufficient urgency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"He shoulda nuked Moscow!!!!" -- Shrillery

Dec 19 09:37

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll
More than half of the population are now food insecure with 7 million enduring hunger
Image Credit: Reuters
A woman puts her malnourished son on a scale at a malnutrition intensive care unit in the RedSea port city of Houdeidah yesterday.
Published: 17:05 December 16, 2016 Gulf News
Reuters

Geneva: Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top UN aid official in the country told Reuters.
“Throughout the whole of this country kids are dying,” said Jamie McGoldrick. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-backed Al Houthi movement has left more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people “food insecure”, with 7 million of them enduring hunger, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, Prime Ministers Cameron, and May, and President Obama, on having made the US and UK complicit in genocide against the Yemeni people and their children, by aiding and abetting the Saudi war against it; looking at images like those below must make you all feel very happy at this "accomplishment".

But then again, it is understood that when a politician comes to power in a country, before that happens, they have their conscience surgically removed, as I am certain you have done:

images starving yemeni children, 2016

And if you don't like me posting these images, to witness to the world the magnitude of humanitarian catastrophe you are creating in Yemen, then stop the bloody enabling of the Saudi military!!

Dec 19 09:36

Brazile pushes back on Obama's claim that he helped stop Russian hacking

Interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile pushed back Sunday on President Barack Obama's recent claim that Russia ceased conducting cyber attacks to impact the 2016 election after he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "cut it out."

Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Brazile said, "No, they did not stop. They came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Pay no attention to the fact that the leak, er. I mean the eeeeevil Russian hack revealed we were cheating. If you are a loyal patriotic American you will be blind to the cheating and only hate Russia, hate Russia, hate Russia!"



Dec 19 09:35

The Hacking Evidence Against Russia Is Extremely Weak

Last week, German security officials said that Russia hacked secret German communications and provided them to Wikileaks (English translation).

But now, German officials say that the communications were likely leaked from an insider within the German parliament, the Bundestag (English translation).

Similarly, when a treasure trove of secret NSA tools were revealed, Russian hackers were initially blamed.

But it turns out that it was probably a leak by an NSA insider.

So claims that Russia is behind any specific hacking incident need to be taken with a grain of salt …

Dec 19 09:32

OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Let's start with some basic concepts. You live in an age of lies. Every day of your life you are literally being drowned in lies. Lies by government. Lies by advertisers. Lies by the corporate media.

Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government is economizing it!

Liars, meaning good convincing liars (i.e. sociopaths, who evince no guilt when they lie) , lie because they are able to get what they want from people, especially if those people are conditioned from childhood to tell and to believe that others will tell the truth.

It may seem that I am stating the obvious, but the point I want to make is that all ruling power is, is the willingness and ability to do things the ruled may not, or have been conditioned to believe they cannot do.

You are taught not to steal, yet government reserves to itself the right to steal, obfuscating the theft with words like excise, confiscation, pillage, taxation, and in the extreme, conquest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ordinary Americans are shocked by the revelation of the scale of lying by the government and the corporate media. The truth is, it's been going on a long time, and is "business as usual."

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Dec 19 09:30

THE EPIC OF CLINTONS-MESS!

The crimes, lies, and frauds of the Clintons are epic in scale, scope, and sheer audacity! Herewith is a by no means all-inclusive telling of the duo of deception, the marriage of mendacity, the couple of corruption!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Hillary lost the election. Not Russian hacking, not "unfair" treatment by the corporate media, not Huma Abedin, and not James Comey.

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Dec 19 09:29

Blackout Britain: Festive electricity cuts and power crisis predicted for the New Year

The National Grid is failing to meet demand as “emergency power deals have become the norm,” according to a new report by a cross-party parliamentary group chaired by Grant Shapps.

Coal power station closures and the building of renewable energy plants will leave the country struggling to generate the required power supplies to feed British infrastructure and homes.

The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) believes the government’s attempt to meet certain climate change targets led to a cut back in capacity margins and extravagant price increases. The “interventionist energy policy,” Shapps believes, has left electricity supplies “dangerously small.”



Owl 1
Dec 19 09:28

HILLARY THE SPY?

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Hillary lost the election. Not Russian hacking, not "unfair" treatment by the corporate media, not Huma Abedin, and not James Comey.

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Dec 19 09:28

America’s Elite Troops Partner With African Forces But Pursue US Aims By Nick Turse

Publicly, the command claims that it conducts its operations to "promote regional stability and prosperity," while Bolduc emphasizes that its missions are geared toward serving the needs of African allies. The FOIA files make clear, however, that U.S. interests are the command’s principal and primary concern – a policy in keeping with the America First mindset and mandate of incoming commander-in-chief Donald J. Trump – and that support to "partner nations" is prioritized to suit American, not African, needs and policy goals.

Shades of Gray

Bolduc is fond of saying that his troops – Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, among others – operate in the "gray zone," or what he calls "the spectrum of conflict between war and peace." Another of his favored stock phrases is: "In Africa, we are not the kinetic solution" – that is, not pulling triggers and dropping bombs. He also regularly takes pains to say that "we are not at war in Africa – but our African partners certainly are."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, US government troops are in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger?!?

Forgive me, but am I having a "senior moment", in recollecting, Constitutionally, that only the US Congress has the power to declare war?!? Well, checking my facts, I found this at Wikipedia:

War Powers Clause

But under the Bushbama Presidencies, and particularly after 9/11, all of a sudden, you have Congress abandoning this responsibility entirely, and from the moment of the passage of the "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq" in 2002, you have seen the ability to start, or enhance wars, swiftly move from the Legislative branch of the American government to the Executive branch.

Africa has an abundance of riches, in terms of its natural resources; and ultimately, all wars are economic.

These military actions in Africa, by the US military, are certainly not about African nations being able to fulfill their own destinies, and develop their economies to take care of their citizens.

They are created to expropriate the continent's resources, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right; make insure that they are controlled by US/Western-centric leaders and corporations; and only sold in US dollars.

Dec 19 09:27

Facebook’s 'Anti-Fake News' Plan Looks Like Effort To Curb Alternative Media

There are serious concerns over a social media giant’s plans to debunk spurious news stories. And many are puzzled about the real agenda at play.

You don’t need to worship at the altar of George Orwell to see where this is going. Under tremendous assault from the American establishment media over the proliferation of what they define as ’fake news’ on the platform, internet behemoth Facebook has finally caved in and agreed to regulate content. While, in principle, the concept sounds relatively noble, the manner in which it’s proposed to implement it merits many questions.

Dec 19 09:27

THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT

In compiling this list I have tried to find as much photographic evidence as I can, but surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) these people in many cases seem to have been erased from the internet!

The following is a partial list of a large number of persons who have recently met their demise in suspicious circumstances who appear to have some connection to the Clintons. I stress partial because new additions are coming in faster than closets can be found to hide the bodies in!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Hillary lost the election. Not Russian hacking, not "unfair" treatment by the corporate media, not Huma Abedin, and not James Comey.

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Dec 19 09:24

Scott Adams: Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside

I often hear from people who are on one side or the other on the topic of climate change. And I think I spotted a new cognitive phenomenon that might not have a name.* I’ll call it cognitive blindness, defined as the inability to see the strong form of the other side of a debate.

The setup for cognitive blindness looks like this . . . .

Dec 19 09:21

MOSCOW ATTACKS!

A senior CIA source tells me ‘with a high level of certainty that Russia’s Vladimir Putin was responsibly for Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, Vietnam and Iraq. This miscreant was also behind 9/11 and ring around the collar.

Not since Dr Fu Manchu have we seen such a wicked genius bent on wrecking the West. Vlad the Bad is so nefarious that he’s managed to rig America’s voting machines and probably the Super Bowl.

Watching the mounting Red Hysteria in the US is bizarre and amusing. But most amusing is the media furor claiming that the Kremlin has ‘meddled’ in US elections. Or even threw the vote to Manchurian Candidate, Donald Trump. If there was any foreign meddling, it came from a Mideast ally, not Russia.

All very childish.

Dec 19 09:20

No Money, No Honey: Ashley Madison To Pay $1.66mn For Data Breach

Extramarital dating website Ashley Madison may be finally out of the dog house following the August 2015 hack of its users’ information. The initial $17.5 million settlement fine with the Federal Trade Commission has been reduced to $1.66 million.



Dec 19 09:17

Tennessee, New Hampshire, Vermont Vote as Expected; Trump Leads 27-7 After Five States

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No surprise upsets so far. The electors are voting in accordance with their state results.

Dec 19 09:12

Clinton’s Defeat And The ‘Fake News’ Conspiracy

There is an astounding double standard being applied to the US presidential election result.

A few weeks ago the corporate media were appalled that Donald Trump demurred on whether he would accept the vote if it went against him. It was proof of his anti-democratic, authoritarian instincts.

Dec 19 09:06

Kerry Blames Russia & Syria For Aleppo, Warns ‘It Will Not End The War’

Channeling US displeasure with the Syrian government regaining control of Aleppo from militants, Secretary of State John Kerry called for a truce and placed much of the responsibility on Russia, while staying silent about US influence with Syrian rebels.

Speaking to reporters at the State Department on Thursday, Kerry accused the Syrian government of “continued, relentless and inexcusable attacks… directed at civilian population of Aleppo, including women, children, humanitarian workers and medical staff.”



Lockerdome
Dec 19 09:01

Podesta: Trump Allies May Have Worked With Russia to Hack Dems

Pushing for more investigations and briefings for the electors of the Electoral College in an apparent last ditch attempt to try to get the outcome of last month’s presidential election changed, former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta today accused members of Donald Trump’s campaign of working with the Russian government to hack the Democrats.

Podesta said he didn’t think President-elect Trump himself was “part of the plan,” but that he thought members of the campaign “went off the reservation” and started working with the Russians, saying that the Electoral College needs to know that before they vote.

“The Russians were trying to elect a lap dog,” Podesta said of Trump’s campaign, saying that the electors have a right to know what “Trump Inc.” knew and when they knew it, along with how closely in touch with the Russian government they were.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to John Podesta; either prove your accusations, or please shut the flip up!!

Dec 19 09:01

Germany Takes More Migrants Than All Other Countries Combined

Germany takes in more of these “migrants” from the Middle East and Africa than all other countries combined.

One should perhaps ask why this is. It is an interesting question for asking, methinks.

The answer, by my account, is rather simple: Germany is the country that the Jews hate the most. Because Germany is the one country that organized against them, and had a plan to remove them once and for all.

Dec 19 09:00

When the ‘fake news’ is the real news

The mainstream’s “news” was supposed to help Hillary Clinton ride Barack Obama’s coattails into the presidency. The supposedly “fake news” of skepticism about an economic recovery is what killed her bid instead. -- But that news is real. It wasn’t the “Russians.” Hillary simply couldn’t sell the message of recovery because no one outside the major cities felt anything close to a recovery.

Dec 19 08:58

Clinton’s Defeat and the ‘Fake News’ Conspiracy

The media have suddenly woken up to the supposed threat to western democracies posed by "fake news". The implication is that it was "fake news" that swept Trump to power. A properly informed electorate, on this view, would never have made such a patently ridiculous choice as Trump. Instead, Clinton would have been rightfully crowned president.

"Fake news", of course, does not concern the systematic deceptions promoted by the corporate media. It does not include the demonstrable lies – like those Iraqi WMDs – spread by western governments and intelligence agencies through the corporate media. It does not even refer to the press corps’ habitual reports – demonstrating a seemingly gargantuan gullibility – that take at face value the endless state propaganda against Official Enemies, whether Cuba, Venezuela, Libya or Syria. Or Russia and now Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this is precisely what opponents of WRH have been attempting to do with their hacking attacks, which, although intense, never has the site down for very long:-)

In the end, the Clinton "Tantrumites" will not prevail, and that drip, drip, drip of lawsuits against Hillary will ultimately converge into a mightily storming river, possibly resulting in jail time.

And should that happen, I will have utterly no sympathy for the woman; she has brought her troubles upon herself.

We all define ourselves through the choices we make; Hillary Rodham Clinton is no different on that issue.



Dec 19 08:58

Ex-Stanford professor: I was pushed out after reporting sexual harassment

Stephen Hinton wouldn’t leave her alone. After Michelle Karnes politely rejected the Stanford professor and former dean, according to her complaint, he didn’t back down.
It was July 2012, and he allegedly told Karnes, then an untenured professor, that he had a “crush” on her and was “tormented” by his feelings. She said she made clear she didn’t want further contact. But Hinton – a powerful faculty member who had hired her – allegedly continued to confront her at the gym, telling her he wasn’t “stalking”, but wanted to talk.

Dec 19 08:49

How we become slaves of ‘The System’

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way.


Thanks to everyone who helped us over this slump.


Dec 19 08:45

MEDIA MATTERS scrambles after Hillary defeat…

The media watchdog was Clinton's biggest defender this election season. Now it's seeking a new identity.

Dec 19 08:44

HOSPITALS IN ITALY ORDERED TO KICK OUT PATIENTS TO MAKE WAY FOR MIGRANTS

Hospitals on the Italian island of Sardinia are being ordered to kick out local patients in order to make way for migrants.

Il Giornale reports that a scandal is brewing after government officials told hospitals to discharge their existing patients so that hundreds of “refugees” arriving in Porto Torres could be sent for health check ups.
The advisory tells staff that they need to send patients home in the morning if possible and in the afternoon by the latest, and that doctors and nurses should prepare themselves for “a load of very heavy work”.

According to the report, “approximately 198 men, 126 women and 68 children” arrived at Porto Torres in one night alone.

Another report described the order as “a communication between madness and total ruthlessness”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Italian voters are sure to remember this, come the next general election.

And what about those patients who were, medically, completely unready to leave?!? Did they just get thrown out of their beds?!?

Dec 19 08:40

Chinese Interbank Lending Freezes, Forcing Massive Intervention By China's Central Bank

China is finding itself in an increasingly more untenable situation, trapped on one hand by its sliding currency (and declining reserves), which as noted earlier it has manipulated higher by forcing overnight unsecured rates to spike, in the process punishing "speculators" and other shorts...

... and on the other, by a banking sector that finds itself desperately in need of liquidity, unable to endure the PBOC's monetary interventions, and on the verge of a liquidity crisis comparable to what Chinese banks suffered in the summer of 2013 when overnight rates briefly shot up above 20% as China pushed aggressively with a failed deleveraging campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks to be a major hiccup for the Chinese economy.

Dec 19 08:38

Germany: 12yo Iraqi Boy Tried to Bomb Christmas Market Twice

German media reported on Friday that a 12-year-old boy was suspected of planning two different bomb attacks in the western German city of Ludwigshafen. The German magazine "Focus" said he had first tried to target a Christmas market at the end of November, before placing a backpack with explosives near a high-rise building containing both city hall and a shopping center.



Dec 19 08:37

Pro-Trump Electoral College Members Inundated With Death Threats

We've officially hit "peak tolerance."

Desperate leftists are now threatening to murder Donald Trump supporting members of the Electoral College.

Dec 19 08:36

FLASHBACK - Americans Claim Role in Yeltsin Win

A team of American political strategists who helped Gov. Pete Wilson with his abortive presidential bid earlier this year said this week that they served as Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's secret campaign weapon in his comeback win over a Communist challenger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which makes the attempt to blame Hillary's loss on Russia hypocritical in the extreme!

Dec 19 08:36

AG Lynch Admits She "Regrets" Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

As yet another member of President Obama's administration desperately attempts to define their own legacy (with words other than "failed", "rigged", or "favoritism"), Attorney General Loretta Lynch put on her gentlest, quietest voice for an 'exit' interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, admitting she "regretted sitting down" with Bill Clinton because "it gave people concern" and wants to be remembered for ensuring justice to "all Americans."

So to be clear, Lynch regrets the meeting only because she was caught and it caused controversy... not because it was clearly a bad judgment call!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics on this just screamed "Coverup/Threat/Don't Charge Hillary!!"

But then again, what should we expect from Attorney General Lynch, when, as Deputy District Attorney for the City of New York, she did not bring any criminal charges against the executives of HBSC for money laundering charges?

Loretta Lynch fumbled on HSBC years ago. Now she can prove no bank is too big to jail

And her predecessor, Eric Holder, did her one better: Report: Holder Blocked HSBC Trial On Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scandal

Unfortunately, under Obama's watch, the US's alleged "Justice Department has been transmogrified into a "Just Us" (as in, the corporate elite never get charged) Department.

Dec 19 08:34

Kuril Islands May Become Unifying Element, Help Tokyo & Moscow Finally Sign Peace Treaty – Putin

Russia’s Kuril Islands, long disputed by Japan, may become a unifying element, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his visit to Japan.


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Owl 2
Dec 19 08:33

A Spy Coup In America?

As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.

Dec 19 08:31

More AJ+ propaganda destroyed

Dec 19 08:28

Assad And Putin Order Their Forces To Again Liberate “The Jewel Of The Desert”

It’s a god-awful situation today in Palmyra. How much of our priceless cultural heritage will be destroyed during the expanding re-occupation by Islamic State (IS)?

This observer has received more than two dozen emails in the past 72 hours asking for details of what is happening in Palmyra. Many scholars and citizens interested in Palmyra and our cultural heritage here is Syria, who I have had the honor to communicate with these past three years while doing research for the volume, Syria’s Endangered Heritage: An International Responsibly to Preserve and Protect are, like most of us, abjectly horrified by Palmyra’s recapture by IS last weekend.

Dec 19 08:27

Democrats Make Massive Move to IMPEACH Donald Trump!

While Democrats are busy blaming Russians for Hillary Clinton’s historic electoral failure, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has announced that she and fellow Senators will introduce legislation to impeach Trump immediately.

On what grounds? They are upset about Trump’s incredible business success around the world. Simply because the Trump Organization has ongoing foreign and domestic projects, they want Trump to divest entirely from anything that even has the remote appearance of a conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the Clinton Foundation was okay, right?



Dec 19 08:22

IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

French judges on Monday found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro ($417 million) state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister.

The ruling risks triggering a new leadership crisis at the International Monetary Fund after Lagarde’s predecessor Dominique Strauss Khan resigned in 2011 over a sex assault scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Demonstrating, yet again, that the folks at the top of the economic food chain are generally more crooked than a dog's hind leg!

Dec 19 08:16

“REGIME CHANGE” in US: A CIA-led COUP Against Trump Unfolding Before The World

The article is a documented and accurate description of a coup that is underway. The extraordinary lies that are being perpetrated by the media and by members of the US government have as their obvious purpose the prevention of a Donald Trump presidency.

There is no other reason for the extraordinary blatant lies for which there is not a shred of evidence. Indeed, there is massive real evidence to the contrary. Yet the coup proceeds and gathers steam.

President Eisenhower warned us more than a half century ago of the danger that the military/security complex presents to US democracy. In the decades since Eisenhower’s warning, the military/security complex has become more powerful than the American people and is demonstrating its power by overturning a presidential election.

Will the coup succeed?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it does, it will likely trigger a civil war.

Dec 19 08:10

TO BUST PEOPLE FOR BUYING CRACK, COPS ARE NOW MANUFACTURING AND SELLING PEOPLE CRACK

A reverse buy bust appears to be in the works for the Albuquerque Police Department, but the details of how they plan to go about catching low-level drug users — by becoming crack cocaine manufacturers — signifies everything inherently corrupt about the U.S.’ war on drugs.

Burque Media exclusively revealed APD’s intentions to become temporary crack manufacturers, after a confidential source shared the affidavit about the impending bust.

“Powdered cocaine may be taken into APD’s Criminalistics Unit to be made into crack cocaine,” reads the Affidavit and Motion to Release Evidence, dated February 25, 2016, and signed by a District Court Judge. In addition to the police-manufactured crack, APD is also permitted to use methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin from its cataloged evidence stores to become drug dealers in order to catch individuals who use those illegal substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of entrapment, and is a stupid, and sick, way to increase drug busts, without ever really addressing the problem.

And of course, the high level drug cartel lords are never prosecuted; they have their drug money laundered by such prestigious institutions as HSBC HSBC, Too Big to Jail... Charged for Laundering Drug Money, and their executives never get charged for doing so.

Additionally, drug lords function at the highest political level in American society. Convicted Drug Felon proudly stands beside his friend, Hillary Clinton, beside the Whitehouse Christmas Tree



Dec 19 08:09

CBS Affiliate DOING ACTUAL JOURNALISM -- Reality Check: 5 Problems with CIA Claim That Russia Hacked DNC/Podesta emails

Reality Check: 5 Problems with CIA Claim That Russia Hacked DNC/Podesta emails... this is a Reality Check you won't see anywhere else

Dec 19 08:06

Syria updates, Terrorists are losing ground

Dec 19 08:05

Feel good video: MSM reporter called out for bias short circuits

It’s also worth noting that both of Eichenwald’s employers came under fire during the election season for a bias toward Clinton in coverage. -- This is what’s wrong with the nation’s media establishment.



Owl 3
Dec 19 08:02

10 Massive Fake News Stories Western Media Has Been Feeding You On Aleppo

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has secured control of Aleppo city after more than 4 years of fighting in what is Syria’s most strategically important city, second to the capital Damascus. Western media has chosen to explain this victory to the world as bad news for the interests of peace and humanity in Syria, claiming that thousands of civilians will now die from government retaliation.

The reason the battle for Aleppo is so significant in the Syrian proxy war is because of its strategic importance to the country of Syria as a whole. Controlling Aleppo would give opposition groups leverage in a situation where Syria is broken into pieces. It is also part of the geopolitical concerns over competing natural gas pipelines which would be built partially in Syria.

The battle for Aleppo has been described inaccurately for years and what follows is an explanation of 10 common lies or omissions which still continue today.

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Dec 19 08:01

UKRAINE NATIONALIZES ITS LARGEST BANK, WHICH HOLDS 36% OF ALL DOMESTIC DEPOSITS

It was just a few short days ago, on Wednesday of last week, that Ukraine's largest lender, PrivatBank, said that reports it will be nationalized were attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation in the country.

Fast forward four days, when late on Sunday night, the "attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation" in Ukraine turned out to be true after all, and whether politically motivated or otherwise, the Ukrainian government announced hours ago that it would nationalize the suddenly very ironically named PrivatBank, unleashing one of the biggest shake-ups of the banking system since the country plunged into political and economic turmoil two years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ukrainian citizens are going to be furious, for having the burden of bailing out a failed financial institution added to the financial stresses they are already dealing with, considering the plummeting rate of their currency against currencies around the world.

Dec 19 08:00

‘Fake News’ Psyop Exposed! Mainstream Media Caught Red-handed! Guilty of Massive Cover-ups!

Volumes of Fake News Manufactured by the MSM to Support USA Warmongering for More Than a Century
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Major Networks and Newspapers of Record have conspired to
cover up numerous acts of high treason, war crimes, genocide,
and crimes against humanity



Taboola
Dec 19 07:55

Unseasonal cold snap catches Tasmanians by surprise

AN unseasonal cold snap, complete with summer snow in highland areas, caught Tasmanians by surprise over the weekend.

Dec 19 07:55

Facebook's internet drone crash-landed after wing 'deformed' in flight

Facebook's plans to beam internet access from drones has crashed, literally, after the company revealed the first flight of its “Aquila” craft ended with a bang.

The United States's National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) late last week published a report about the incident that says “On June 28, 2016, at 0743 mountain standard time, the Facebook Aquila unmanned aircraft, N565AQ, experienced an inflight structural failure on final approach near Yuma, Arizona. The aircraft was substantially damaged.”

Dec 19 07:55

Clinton advisers point fingers at Huma Abedin, inner circle for loss

While many of Hillary Clinton’s top advisers have focused their post-presidential election fury on blaming alleged Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey for Clinton’s loss, some in the so-called “Hillaryland” orbit are looking inward, including pointing fingers at Clinton’s most-trusted aide: Huma Abedin.

“The real anger is toward Hillary’s inner circle,” a Clinton insider told Vanity Fair for a Wednesday feature on Abedin. “They reinforced all the bad habits.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Still avoiding Hilllary's list of crimes as the reason for her defeat.

Dec 19 07:54

How Neocon Propaganda Is Used To Manipulate, Invade & Overthrow Governments

On December 17th, the neoconservative ‘liberal’ American ‘news’ site “The Daily Beast,” headlined one of their typical rabidly anti-Russia ‘news’ reports, “How to Really Punish Russia for Hacking: We must respond to Russia’s hacking—but any response risks escalation.”

Their article opened:

Dec 19 07:53

Israel’s ‘Charity’ Only Leads To Further Annexation

At first glance, it looked like a generous promotional stunt by Israel to aid the Palestinians’ struggling tourism industry. Israeli military authorities published this month a video on social media publicising Palestinian attractions in the West Bank.

Most are Christian, including Jesus’s birthplace in Bethlehem – now the Church of the Nativity – and more obscure locations such as the monasteries of Mar Saba and Wadi Qelt, in mountainous desert terrain few pilgrim coaches ever reach.

Dec 19 07:51

BRITISH CLUSTER BOMBS USED IN SAUDI ARABIA’S YEMEN CAMPAIGN, RESEARCH FINDS

Despite strenuous denials, UK-made cluster bombs are indeed being used by Britain’s theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in its war on impoverished Yemen, according to the government’s own inquiries.

The new details have emerged through a leak to the Guardian from sources which claim that internal investigations support claims in the media that the outlawed munitions are in use.

The source said that the findings had been known by the government for up to a month.

However, the paper has also been told that Saudi Arabia – a major UK ally and one of its top arms customers – has not confirmed itself that the banned munitions are being used.

The revelations seem set to pile even more pressure on the UK to stop selling arms to the authoritarian regime.

The UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty banning cluster munitions, which drop many tiny bomblets from the main device and can create what is in effect a minefield.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, cluster bombs: to little children, they look almost the same, and the coloration on them is identical, to that of humanitarian food packages. And when there is no adult around to tell them not to touch the bombs, they can shred curious children who touch them into almost non-recoverable bits.

images: cluster bombs and food aid packages

This is what cluster bombs have done to children in Yemen: (warning: this image is very graphic and disturbing, but needs to be shared)

Results of Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen

And a small memo to the UK's Prime Minister May; congratulations; the UK is now complicit in war crimes, just as are your American cousins in the US government!

I am certain you are quite proud of your arms industry, Prime Minister, and it is obvious that this illegal sale of cluster munitions made someone in the UK a killing; literally.

But hey, profits uber alles, right?!? No matter how many innocent children and non-combatants these weapons kill, that's the only thing which matters.

You and your predecessor, David Cameron, should be standing in the docks in Old Bailey for crimes against humanity here, in aiding and abetting the Saudi Government by having supplied them with these weapons; all the more so, because the UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty, banning cluster munitions.

Unfortunately, this will only happen when pigs fly, because politically, power protects the criminals who have used it for ill purposes.

You might want to ask Bill Clinton about that, particularly with his little "runway encounter" with Loretta Lynch, to "persuade" her to not charge Hillary Clinton for having mishandled classified documents with her personal email server.

Dec 19 07:50

Cop Busted on Dashcam Showing His Penis, Arrested for Raping a Boy in Burger King Bathroom

New Jersey police officer Jason R. Miller was arrested in 2014 after he was caught on video exposing himself to motorists at traffic stops. Because of his police officer status, Miller was let off with a slap on the wrist and now he’s struck again. This time, he stands accused of sexually assaulting a child in a Burger King bathroom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this guy on prescription anti-depressants?

Dec 19 07:49

US Attorney General Regrets Airstrip Meeting With Bill Clinton During FBI Probe

Attorney General Loretta Lynch regrets her airstrip meeting with former President Bill Clinton because it caused "concern," she told CNN December 18.

Dec 19 07:49

Are You a Deplorable? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Regardless of your ethnicity, class or religion, if you perceive the institutions that govern American life as corrupted, riddled with favoritism and spin or as broken, you're a Deplorable.

Dec 19 07:47

Bitter In Aleppo Defeat, US And EU Seek To Further Demonize Russia

As Russian forces help liberate the Syrian city of Aleppo this week from a four-year terrorist siege, Washington and Europe step up threats of cyber war and economic aggression with sanctions. That’s no coincidence. It is the response of accomplices bitter in defeat.

Perverse isn’t it? Instead of celebrating with the people of Syria over the liberation of Aleppo from terrorists; instead of sending massive humanitarian aid to the tens of thousands of civilians freed after being held under siege for four years by terrorist gangs; instead of commending Russia for its decisive role in restoring peace to Syria’s second biggest city, the US and European Union turn reality on its head and further demonize Moscow.

The perverse behavior by Washington and its European satraps is simply a case of sour grapes. Very sour grapes.

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Dec 19 07:41

NYPD official: Trump security costs 'not fair' to New York City

The New York Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism on Sunday blasted Congress for failing to cover the costs to protect President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 19 07:41

Tor blocked in Turkey as government cracks down on VPN use

The Turkey Blocks internet censorship watchdog has identified and verified that restrictions on the Tor anonymity network and Tor Browser are now in effect throughout Turkey. Our study indicates that service providers have successfully complied with a government order to ban VPN services.

Dec 19 07:41

BREAKING: GA, KY, WV Confirm They Suspect Obama’s DHS Hacked Their Election Networks

And now, Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Aaron Diamond has learned two more states’ election agencies have confirmed suspected cyberattacks linked to the same U.S. Department of Homeland Security IP address as last month’s massive attack in Georgia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, no, no, no, NO!!!! It was the RUSSIANS! Vladimir Putin broke into the Department of Homeland Security and used their computers to plant fake evidence of Russian hacking into the voting systems ... no, wait, that doesn't make sense. Vladimir Putin broke into the Department of Homeland Security and used their computers to ... to ... to ... I'll get back to you on this." -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 19 07:38

BEX ALERT - How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This article in the New York Slimes is so full of bovine excrement even the house flowers stood up and took notice!

Dec 19 07:36

Structural Failure—27 Honolulu Rail Cars heading for Junkyard?

The issue lies within aluminum beams that make up the structure of the rail cars. We’re told the manufacturer has stopped production and 27 rail cars could be affected.

So what’s being done to address the problem? HART says it first learned of the defect last month (Before the election?) and was “officially” notified on Dec. 1. HART also says it will not accept any cars from Hitachi until it is certain there are no defects.

Dec 19 07:35

6 Republicans Who Took Secret Payments From Clinton To Destroy Trump (All-New Wiki Leak)

Every day, the job of President-Elect seems to become more danger-filled for Donald Trump. It can honestly be said that it looks like the entire establishment is out to destroy his presidency before it even gets off the ground. As we have said for months, all signs are pointing to Hillary Clinton working behind the scenes to further this coup.

Today’s revelation is nothing less than a bombshell in the swamp that is our U.S. Government in Washington; with the curtains pulled back, it’s now clear precisely what has happened. Tragically, new evidence has emerged that shows that despite their public differences, both parties are largely different shades of the same corrupt mud.

Dec 19 07:33

CBS News Caught Lying And Slandering WeAreChange And Free Speech

The main stream media has yet again been caught doing lazy journalism with their recent attack on alternative media and free speech with another hit piece this morning. This is not the only problem this independent news organization faces as WeAreChange was just issued a legal notice from our ad company about being labeled fake news with a verified sourced documented article.

Dec 19 07:32

Donald Trump Will Ruthlessly Decimate the CIA for Turning on Him

NBC and CIA have exceeded all bounds in their attacks on Donald Trump and the Americans who freely elected him their president. They clearly have no idea who they are dealing with

Dec 19 07:24

In Aleppo, Syria captured officers and "instructors" from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Turkey, Israel ...

• Apparently it is 14, a well-known Syrian journalist and activist Said Hilal ALŠARIFI states: "It is the officers from the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar and Israel. In a basement in eastern Aleppo discovered the headquarters of high-ranking NATO officers. All were captured alive. Government of Syria was very important to be caught because it will be - in direct negotiations - 'presented' those countries, and the public "

Dec 19 07:23

"THIS IS STUPID" - PENNSYLVANIA ELECTORS TO GET POLICE PROTECTION

While today's Electoral College vote is not expected, by most, to lead to any surprises, and Donald Trump will almost certainly be selected as the next president in a vote that is usually routine but takes place this year amid allegations of Russian hacking to try to influence the election, some states are not taking any chances and following last week's report that Trump electors have seen a flurry of death threats, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that electors in Pennsylvania will have police protection as they cast their ballots on Monday.

One Pennsylvania elector, Ash Khare, told the Gazette that he receives thousands of emails a day trying to sway his vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely typical of the way in which the Clinton Cartel works; if they do not get the outcome they want, even though they have promised that they will abide by the rules, they threaten, and sometimes carry through on those threats.

That the Clintonistas are still in such deep denial about the reality that, because the popular election does not win an election in this country, but the electoral college vote does, is a very scary window into their mindset.

If they did not like the rules of the game, they should have seen to it that the rules of the game were changed before the election, rather than retroactively, because the results did not favor their candidate.

And the most delicious irony here, if you remember the debates, was asking Trump if he would abide by the election results; well, it now appears that it is the Clinton supporters who are pathologically incapable of abiding by the results, when their candidate lost.

Dec 19 07:17

The "Elite" Coup Of 2016

There is an "elite" coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.

The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.

The plan is to use the CIA's "Russia made Trump the winner" nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump's vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue.

Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences.

Dec 19 07:16

Bail-Ins Coming? World’s Oldest Bank “Survival Rests On Savers”

The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third biggest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), is making a last-ditch emergency attempt as the year ends to convince tens of thousands of ordinary Italian savers to help it escape state hands.

Dec 19 07:09

Mainstream Media Just Took Its First Big Hit! See What Just Happened To MSNBC!

The mainstream media is falling apart after unprecedentedly low trust ratings and the initial signs of the fallout are here.

Dec 19 07:03

Ski industry leaders tout record-breaking numbers for 2015-2016 season

The numbers are in, and it looks like Utah set an all-time record for skier visits.

Ski Utah announced Thursday that the 2015-2016 ski season ended with a total of 4,457,575 skier days.

While Utah received some good snowfall this year, it wasn’t a record.

“We had a 5-foot storm over five days at Deer Valley, and I think it got up to 6 feet at Solitude. You can't ask for better timing there,” said Emily Summers, a Deer Valley Resort Communications Manager.

But ski industry leaders have plenty to celebrate.

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Dec 19 07:01

Saddam Hussein should have been left to run Iraq, says CIA officer who interrogated him

Both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2o03 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways prefigure the present moment in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now haunts both Iraq and Syria and looms large in the minds of an Obama administration wary of further intervention in the region's conflicts.

Dec 19 06:51

URGENT: CIA JUST PROVED THEY WERE LYING ABOUT RUSSIA HACKS! THIS IS HUGE

It’s absolutely amazing, isn’t it? Less than a week ago, the CIA was telling EVERYBODY how sure they Russia hacked the election to help Trump.

Dec 19 06:10

WikiLeaks.- Insurance 2016-12

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https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/810813937566543872

Dec 19 05:47

Obama spent $85,029,819 before his last vacation this week. Total will be over $100 million when he gets back from Hawaii in 3 weeks.

Shouldn't he be working for the American people instead of charging them for his so called Legacy?

"LEGACY" ?

Dec 19 05:36

Congress Okays $600 Million for Israel Missile Program

A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, Congress scrambled on Thursday [Dec. 8] to wrap-up unfinished business, voting decisively to send President Barack Obama a defense policy bill, including more than $600 million for missile defense cooperation with Israel. The Senate passed the defense legislation by a wide margin, 92-7, a week after the House overwhelmingly approved the measure, 375-34. The legislation includes the approval of some $600.7 million for US-Israel missile defense cooperation for the 2017 fiscal year ...

Dec 19 05:34

More than half of US aid ‘to entire world’ goes to Israel and it ignores our warnings on settlements

John Kerry offered yet another tough-love talk to Israel at the pro-Israel Saban Forum yesterday [Dec. 4]. The United States gives Israel more than half of the aid that we give "to the entire world" [he said], and Israel simply ignores us when we warn it about new settlements ... "... We, the Obama administration, have put $23.5 billion on the line for foreign military financing. More than 50 percent of the total that we give to the entire world has gone to Israel. We have just signed an agreement for $38 billion over ten years, $3.8 billion a year, up from 3.1." ... Kerry also protested that he has spoken to Benjamin Netanyahu 375 times as Secretary of State, to the point that his wife says he talks to Netanyahu more than to her.
Note: Tough love my ass.......no love at all

Dec 19 05:03

Kellyanne Conway: CIA Would Rather Leak Documents to Media Than Come Forward and Testify

Kellyanne Conway slammed the far left CIA cranks who have leaked selected alleged Russian interference to the liberal media. Kellyanne reminded Howard Kurtz that the CIA refused to testify in Congress this past week on the leaks.

Dec 19 03:10

STRANGER BUYS $30K WORTH OF TOYS FROM WALMART FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

In Gaston County, North Carolina, a man called the local Walmart, spoke to the manager, and stated that he wanted some help picking out toys for kids for the holidays. Michael McDaniel, the general manager, was more than happy to help — until he heard that the man wanted to buy $30,000 worth of gifts.

December 18, 2016

Dec 18 21:04

Will the Electoral College Go Rogue?

Well, tomorrow is the big day.

The Electoral College will cast their votes. They’ll either follow the rules that have governed every election in American history, or they’ll bow to liberal pressure and steal the election from President-Elect Trump. It’s unlikely that enough electoral voters will defect to keep Trump out of office, but the possibility is one that should raise some concern.

To use a sports metaphor, this could be anybody’s game.

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