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December 9, 2016

Dec 09 20:00

Could Obama's Russian hacking probe overturn the US election results?

Republicans seek to probe Russian cyber-intrusions during the election. "I am going to lead the charge to investigate Russia's role, not only in the elections, but throughout the world," said South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in an interview with CNN on 7 December, "I'm going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Lindsey.

It looks like Obama is going to claim that Saddam has nuclear weapons ... sorry, I mean Russia hacked the US election and give the White House to Hillary!

That will probably trigger a civil war, or possibly a Soviet Union style collapse of Washington DC.

Dec 09 19:53

Cover-up Admitted: Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast With “Disturbing Fingerprint of Fukushima”

The entire Pacific Coast of the United States, Canada and Mexico has been contaminated with radioactive particles from Fukushima.

And finally, it is being officially acknowledged. This is really happening…

“Radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster detected on Oregon shores”

Seawater samples indicate radiation from the nuclear disaster but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.

Worse – clearly officials have always known, but have pretended to believe in a "fake news" hysteria over Fukushima...

Read more at SHTF

Dec 09 18:40

Facebook admits to miscalculating more of its advertising metrics

Facebook said in a blog post on Friday that it has been miscalculating more of its viewership metrics for advertisers.

One miscalculation is a discrepancy between the number of likes and shares Facebook shows for web links through its Graph API for advertisers and through its mobile search field.

Facebook has also been miscalculating the number of likes and reaction emojis that page owners see for their live videos.

This is the third time Facebook has admitted to misleading advertisers since September, when it was revealed that the social network had for years been inflating a key video-viewing metric.

Dec 09 17:17

QE in the EU: Dario Marghi & the Taper that Never Was. Or not.

Anyway, there’s Mario Draghi, Europe’s most unaccountable banker, the Prince of Darkness and President of the European Central Bank, sitting in front of lots of cameras, hacks and scribbling hands. It is, as David Coleman used to say, The Big One.



Dec 09 17:07

Ex-Trump adviser: Ukraine, Crimea coverage is example of ‘fake news’

“The recent history of Ukraine in general and Crimea in particular over the past several years may be among the most egregious examples of ‘fake news’ in recent memory,” he told RIA Novosti.

“The level of misinformation which has guided related decisions by outside actors and their impact on this country is tragic. I am confident that there will be new possibilities to resolve these misperceptions and the wrong direction it has created for Ukraine.”

Dec 09 17:04

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth's orbit.

The tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire, is designed to slow the debris, pulling it out of orbit.

The innovative device was made with the help of a fishing net company.

Dec 09 16:51

'There are big problems' Outrage as migrant rapes soar by 133% – in just ONE YEAR

The number of sexual assaults committed by migrants living in Austria rose by a staggering 133 per cent in 2016, figures obtained by The Freedom Party of Austria from the Ministry of the Interior have revealed.

Austrian interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said the chilling increase was deeply worrying, as it was a sharp rise on last year when 39 migrants were identified as suspects.

By September, at least 91 refugees had been confirmed as suspects in sexual assaults.

The majority of suspects were originally from Afghanistan - which had an increase from 16 to 47 suspects within one year.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, a further 438 Austrians were involved in other sexual assaults.



Dec 09 16:50

UK-Based Banks Mull Post-Brexit Switch From London To Paris

Leading international banks based in Britain are planning to shift some operations from London to Paris following the Brexit vote, in order to maintain access to the European Union financial markets, France’s senior financial regulator says.

Dec 09 16:44

Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake

Having passed it around to foreign diplomats as a real thing, and tweeted it on Tuesday with the claim it proved Hezbollah’s “war crimes,” the Israeli military today was forced to admit that a map of “Hezbollah positions” around southern Lebanon was actually totally fabricated by the military itself, and not based on any intelligence.

Dec 09 16:43

Sweden CHAOS boils over: Cars go up in flames as violent thugs attack police officers

SPECIAL units in Sweden were forced to rush out to aid Gothenburg police on Thursday after a gang of thugs launched violent attacks on deployed officers.

The violent assault on the police came after they attempted to search a home in the northeastern part of the city.

It is not known why officers were ordered to the premises, however the attending officials were unable to carry out the order as the thugs turned out in force to hinder the search.

Around 50 people amassed in the streets to cause havoc as they tossed firecrackers at the police, as well as the police cars.

Dec 09 16:34

Dozens Of Buildings Collapse After 6.5 Quake In Indonesia

More than 20 people have been killed and many are feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful 6.5 earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Dec 09 16:30

Rudy Giuliani will NOT serve in Trump's White House - amid claims president-elect told him: 'You're fired'

Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York mayor, will not serve in a Trump White House, it was announced Friday afternoon.

Sources told NBC and CNN that Donald Trump told the former New York City mayor he wasn't getting the job.

Trump said in a statement Friday afternoon that Giuliani told him on November 29 that he no longer wanted to be considered.

It is unclear why the announcement was not made until Friday afternoon.

Dec 09 16:23

Lawyer: Students were caught up in Babson College 'witch hunt' following Donald Trump win

Two Babson College students accused of racist, homophobic slurs while celebrating Donald Trump’s victory at Wellesley College were cleared of the most grievous allegations against them in a campus police probe that Babson refuses to release, school officials told the lawyer representing one student.

In the letter obtained by the Herald, attorney Jeffrey Robbins — who represents accused Babson student Parker Rand-Ricciardi — tells Babson lawyers he is “gravely concerned” about the way the college has handled its disciplinary probe into the incident, which set off a social media firestorm.



Dec 09 16:21

Supreme Court rules against exposing Israel's role in Bosnian genocide

Citing potential damage to Israel’s foreign relations, the Supreme Court rejects a petition calling to reveal details of the government’s arms exports to the Serbian army during the Bosnian genocide.

Dec 09 16:21

Trump administration taps CU Boulder professor for NASA transition team

University of Colorado Boulder Professor Jack Burns has been appointed to the NASA transition team by the incoming Trump administration, according to a news release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DANG!! :)

Dec 09 15:51

The Hidden Impact Of ‘Fake News’ The Mainstream Won’t Tell You

I built RINF Alternative News around 12 years ago… it’s always been an independent news website, and I have always maintained it.

Recently the site found its way onto that list of supposed ‘fake news’. The same list that’s currently dominating the news.

Corporate media organisations attempted to smear every website that’s listed, and now there are even calls for the law to be changed that would stop us from presenting a counter-view to the mainstream offering.




Dec 09 15:42

Obama Has More Damage To Do Before He Leaves Office - He Orders A Full Review Of The 2016 Election Cyberattacks.

President Obama has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a “full review” of the cyberattacks during the 2016 election before he leaves office, White House homeland security adviser said.

Dec 09 15:32

Activist Who Served on George Soros-Financed Boards Behind Scheme to Take Trump’s Electoral College Votes

Harvard law professor and progressive activist Larry Lessig has announced that he is teaming up with a California-based law firm to offer “free and confidential” legal services to any members of the Electoral College who will vote against President-elect Donald Trump in violation of state law.

Lessig, a one-time presidential candidate, has served on the boards of numerous groups financed by billionaire George Soros.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This comes under 'aid/abet/counsel/procure' a criminal act. Could also be an 'incitement to commit'... or even a conspiracy depending on the facts.

Dec 09 15:11

Orange Coast College Student Threatened With Expulsion After Recording Professor’s Anti-Trump Tirade

A political discussion in a college class touched off a firestorm.

A college professor went off on president-elect Donald Trump in her Orange Coast College class.

There are now threats of expulsion and threats of legal action.

CBS2’s Stacey Butler listened to the controversial rant. The human sexuality teacher — Olga Perez Stable Cox — called Trump’s election “an act of terrorism.”

“Our nation is divided. We have been assaulted. It is an act of terrorism,” she told the students.

She added, “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that the people who are committing the assault are among us.”

That was part of the teacher’s rant about Trump.

One student was so offended by the speech, he recorded it with his cellphone.

She also criticized Trump’s cabinet picks, advisers and the vice president-elect.

“A white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for this kid, to recognise propaganda when he sees it, and document it!!

If this kid IS really threatened with expulsion, I hope he gets the best pro-bono, first Amendment lawyer who will just rake this college over the coals in such a way as it hurts, badly, economically.

For Olga Perez Stable Cox, to express this privately is one thing; after all, there are people who believe they have received secret messages from Elvis Presley, in the mothership, and it is perfectly their prerogative to do so, under the First Amendment.

That being said, for Soto to make it part of her classroom curriculum, as though what she was even was even close to the truth, which I cannot buy, was an abuse of her power as a teacher.

That has to stop.

Dec 09 15:06

Democrats Attempt to Hide Illegal CIA Torture Methods

A significant report into CIA torture will not be released, according to Representative Adam Schiff.

The 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report contains details of waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’, widely considered to be acts of torture and a violation of international laws.



Dec 09 14:33

Nevada ballot recount changes just 15 Trump and Clinton votes

A recount of ballots from five Nevada counties turned up just 15 erroneous votes between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, and no change in the results of the Nov. 8 election.

Dec 09 14:31

Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount request: Federal judge to rule by Monday

Federal Judge Paul Diamond plans to rule by Monday morning on whether or not a partial Pennsylvania recount should move forward. Attorneys representing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein are seeking a forensic analysis of voting machines in six counties, including Philadelphia, as well as a hand recount of paper ballots from a single precinct in 17 other counties.

Dec 09 14:25

Market Insanity Reaches Record Highs As Investors Flock Into The Biggest Bubble In History

Investors have forsaken all reason, logic and wisdom by rushing into the biggest stock and financial bubble in history.

Dec 09 14:18

Bipartisan Bill Would Forbid US Funding ISIS, al-Qaeda Affiliates

The Stop Arming Terrorists Act (SATA) has been introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – HI). The bill is a bipartisan effort, co-sponsored by Reps. Peter Welch (D – VT), Barbara Lee (D – CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R – CA), and Thomas Massie (R – KY) which would forbid the US government from using taxpayer dollars to arm, fund, or train terrorist organizations.

Rep. Gabbard noted that it has been against the law for years for individual Americans to fund terrorist organizations, but that the US has been routinely doing so for years in Syria, providing arms to many terrorist-linked groups within Syria’s rebellion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii's Own Representative!

The CIA is not going to like you for having introduced this legislation, but you had the guts to do this, knowing who you were up against: bravo, my dear!



Dec 09 14:16

Trump Vs The Media

The trench warfare continues: Mainstream media’s coverage of president-elect Trump has changed little since the campaign ended.

Dec 09 14:13

US Navy Refuses Pentagon Orders to Budget for Spending Cuts

With Congress having today passed the 2017 military spending bill, most of the Pentagon is hard at work preparing another massive military spending bill in 2018. That does not include the US Navy, however.

Ordered by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to prepare a budget that incorporates $17 billion in cuts over the next five years, the Navy is outright refusing to do so, with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus declaring the cuts to be “intolerable.”

At the center of the issue is that the Pentagon wants the cuts to center on major new shipbuilding programs, while the Navy is determined to see the number of ships they are fielding at any given time grow. This eagerness for more ships has led the Navy toward programs like the Littoral Combat Ship, a small coastal ship that officials have argued is mostly useless, but does count as a ship in between its many breakdowns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President-elect Trump has to crack down on fraud, and weapons, ships, and fighter jets which do not perform, and have to be refitted at staggering costs, when they break down.

And the contracts for these weapons systems should contain the rider that should these items fail, the contractor will be obligated to fix it at their own expense.

And if that is not enough, potentially hard jail time for the Presidents and Board members of those companies whose weapons chronically fail.

Yes, I know these measures sound quite draconian; but so help me, Hieronymus Bosch, they will cure the problem the US is having with equipment which fails consistently, and quickly.

Dec 09 14:06

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNo Evidence, But Pentagon Tries to Convince Turkey Iran Killed Their Troops

A late November attack on Turkish soldiers in northern Syria, which killed four troops, was initially and falsely blamed on a Syrian airstrike by Turkish officials. Turkey met with Russia over the matter, who confirmed that this wasn’t the case, and indeed that the indication was that the attack wasn’t an airstrike at all, but an ISIS suicide bombing.

ISIS was quick to take credit for the bombing the day it happened, so it wasn’t clear why Turkey needed a solid week to concede that their initial claim of an airstrike was wrong. The Pentagon, however, is trying to sell Turkey on the idea that everyone is wrong and Iran attacked them for no apparent reason.

Unnamed Pentagon officials quoted in the Turkish press offered no evidence of Iranian involvement, but noted that the site of the attack, which again apparently was an ISIS suicide attack, was sort of close to some places where Shi’ite militias are located, and since Iran is a Shi’ite state “it might be Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the Pentagon has become in the 21st century; a fact-challenged, conspiratorial false narrator, attempting to anger Turkey against Iran, when there is not a shred of evidence to support it's claim.

Folks, this makes me very nervous!!

And who are these alleged "Pentagon officials" which made this accusation ?!?

IF in fact Turkish officials spoke to them, I want them named, and interviewed by responsible independent journalists.

Want to talk about fake news and fake accusations?!?

The US government takes the cake, hands-down, on this!!.

Dec 09 13:58

MSNBC Host Apologizes For Falsely Claiming Fox News Held Its Christmas Party at Trump Hotel

This morning, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle accused Fox News of holding its Christmas party at President-elect Donald Trump’s recently opened Washington hotel.

The comment was part of a discussion revolving around potential conflicts of interest the incoming POTUS may have when it comes to his businesses. The only problem was that Fox News has not even held its annual party yet and the upcoming party they’ve scheduled will be at a different hotel that isn’t affiliated with Trump.

During the 2 PM ET broadcast of MSNBC Live, Ruhle delivered a statement explaining that she was wrong and apologized for the mistake.



Dec 09 13:56

Turkey to submit bill expanding Erdogan powers Saturday

Turkey’s ruling AKP party to submit bill to parliament Saturday to make constitutional changes switching Turkey to executive presidency, giving Erdogan more power.

Dec 09 13:55

US Hawks Lay Out Plan for Getting Into a War With Iran

United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), an organization packed to the gills with a bipartisan who’s who of hawkish figures, held an event on the “Future of Iran Policy” in Washington DC. Unsurprising, given the list of attendees, the future they envision is war, and lots of it.

The event headlined by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R – FL) and former Sen. Joe Lieberman saw calls to “restore coercion” against Iran, with several figures advocating that the US accept the limits of sanctions alone by sinking Iranian naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.

This call, pushed by Lieberman and Foundation for Defense of Democracies head Mark Dubowitz, who sought to parlay those intermittent events in which the US warships parked off Iran’s coast complain Iran’s boats, inside Iran’s territorial waters, are “too close” by simply attacking and sinking those boats at every opportunity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has long been demanding some kind of US attack against Iran, even to the point of threatening to do it themselves, which will inevitably lead to US into war against both Iran and Russia.

"Israeli speculation over Iran strike reaches fever pitch"(Guardian, August 14, 2016)

One has to wonder if that huge military aid package from the US to Israel U.S. $38B military aid package to Israel sends a message was the secret component of a quid pro quo for Israel not attacking Iran.

But the Israeli firsters are not giving up, and this call to "restore coercion" against Iran is nothing less than total insanity; I am sorry, but these folks have collectively lost their reality licenses,to be advocating such reckless US military actions, and need to be gently housed in soft, locked facilities with soft toys preventing any choking hazards.

The P5+1 deal may be many things, and is certainly not perfect, by anyone's standards; but going to war against Iran (which will almost inevitably mean going to war with Russia), right after Trump is inaugurated, is one of the most idiotic things I have heard

Dec 09 13:50

Everyone Should See This Man's Epic Outburst On The House Floor

this guy goes absolutely nuts over government violating the constitution

Dec 09 13:39

US needs to improve relationship with China: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for the improvement of relations with China, the country he previously censured for its economic policies and alleged violation of trade rules.



Dec 09 13:36

Optimism on economy, stocks surges since Trump election: CNBC survey

The election of Donald Trump has brought with it a surge in optimism in the United States over the economy and stocks not seen in years.

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey for the fourth quarter found that the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get better in the next year jumped an unprecedented 17 points to 42 percent, compared with before the election. It's the highest level since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008.

The surge was powered by Republicans and independents reversing their outlooks. Republicans swung from deeply pessimistic, with just 15 percent saying the economy would improve in the next year, to strongly optimistic, with 74 percent believing in an economic upswing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly hope, that after Trump is inaugurated, that he will earn that optimism.

I think that if American people give this guy half a chance, they will find him infinitely more of a centrist, and infinitely less of a warmonger, that Hillary Clinton would ever have been.

Dec 09 13:34

All 63 Russian blood samples from Sochi 2014 were re-analyzed as negative – IOC

The first part of the McLaren report was published on July 18 this year, and led to a near-blanket ban on Russian track and field athletes participating at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as well as a total ban on Russian athletes for the Rio Paralympics.

The probe was based on accusations made in the New York Times by Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, who himself said he was part of the sample swapping system.

Dec 09 13:25

‘Gladio B’ False Flag Attacks In Europe To Be Blamed On ISIS As Terrorists Return From Middle East?

CIA was established, after NATO was established, uh, NATO together with the CIA they created this paramilitary units uh, covert paramilitary units uh around the world, mainly in Europe, uh some in the Middle East, um, to basically counter the Soviet Union and the spread of communism as an ideology.

Dec 09 13:24

23 Must See Vaccine Documentaries To Watch And Share

In no particular order, here are 23 highly informative, must-see vaccine documentaries that you could share with your firends. They all have to do with various factors of vaccination – evidence,, efficacy, injuries, health effects and medicinal politics. They come with a brief description..



Dec 09 13:21

US students are getting worse at math as science and reading skills stagnate

This is what happens when school administrators are concerned that everyone receives a participation trophy and coddle special snowflakes. Maybe they should focus more on real education instead of worrying about which bathrooms transgenders should use.

Dec 09 13:21

BIG MEDIA’S CONTRA-COCAINE COVER-UP

Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling, says Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry

Amid the mainstream U.S. media’s current self-righteous frenzy against “fake news,” it’s worth recalling how the big newspapers destroyed Gary Webb, an honest journalist who exposed some hard truths about the Reagan administration’s collaboration with Nicaraguan Contra cocaine traffickers.

Webb’s reward for reviving that important scandal in 1996 – and getting the CIA’s inspector general to issue what amounted to an institutional confession in 1998 – was to have The New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times lobby for, essentially, his banishment from journalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I put the phrase "committed suicide" in quotes, because Webb did not commit suicide; it was simply the most "convenient explanation" for his death by those in government who never wanted his Iran/Contra story to get out, even though it was the truth.

As reported at prisonplanet.com in December of 2004:

Coroner: Gary Webb's Death Confirmed as Suicide

The article goes on to state: "We're still treating this as very suspicious. They have flip-flopped AGAIN. First it was multiple gunshot wounds, then it was just one and now it's multiple again. The coroner is right we have seen multiple wounds before in suicides, but only in Arkansas. Would somebody stealing your motorcycle really drive you over the edge? Remember what 'Freeway' Ricky Ross said? "The last time I talked to Gary he was excited and happy about life. He was thriving and looking towards the future." We owe it to Gary to exhaust all possibilities, that's what he would have wanted being the meticulous researcher he was."

So, we are supposed to swallow the absolute impossibility that this guy shot himself TWICE?!?!?

BULL BISCUITS!!!! He was taken down in an extrajudicial assassination, most likely, courtesy of elements of the US government who have their assassins on "speed dial".

Dec 09 13:14

Homeless People To Be Fined Up To $1,300 For Sleeping On Sidewalk

Homeless people could be fined up to £1,000 for sleeping in doorways near popular tourist spots, under new rules launched by a London council.

It’s not clear how destitute rough sleepers are expected to pay.

Dec 09 13:10

The Attack on “Fake News” Is An Outright Campaign for Censorship of the Truth

As someone who travels the world, I often walk by a television program and it’s called program for a reason, with the local media and can’t even believe what I am seeing or hearing.

And, the US and every other Western media is no different.

It is literally top down propaganda and bears little to no resemblance of reality. And, if there is any truth to it, it is so highly skewed to the local agenda that it really should be labelled as fiction.

Meanwhile, on the internet, millions of people worldwide have been easily debunking and exposing nearly all the mainstream propaganda.

And, for this reason, the US and European governments have taken a play out of Orwell’s book and decided to label the real information as “fake”... and as governments often do, they’re going to use violence (government law) to try to force it out of existence.



Dec 09 13:05

ISIS LEADER TERMINATED: RUSSIAN KILLER ROBOT GUNS DOWN HEAD EXTREMIST AND 4 OTHERS

A machine-gun-wielding Russian robot was sent in to “take out” an ISIS emir and four other militants in a raid this week designed to stop terrorist attacks in the Republic of Dagestan, according to Russian security services. A video showing the killer robot indicates that the mechanical shooter was maneuvered into position and received supporting fire from a special forces unit.

The Sun reported this week that Russia has acquired a new soldier in the ongoing war against ISIS terrorists — a robot. The device, equipped with a machine gun, rolled into battle against the extremists in Makhachkala, Dagestan, where ISIS emir Rustam Aselderov was reportedly holed up with members of his terrorist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is also developing these kinds of capabilities, as demonstrated by the used of an armed robot in July of this year to gun down an armed suspect tied to 5 fatal police shootings.

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

But I see a disturbing parallel in both the Dallas and Dagestan, as the military and police of both countries were using these weapons domestically, rather than internationally.

Such weapons are, unfortunately, the future of both warfare, and domestic extrajudicial assassinations; this is simply the reality here.

Dec 09 12:54

Black Man Murders 14yo White Boy in Philly, National Media Doesn't Care

A 19-year-old black man murdered an innocent 14-year-old white boy in Philadelphia, but the national media doesn't care.

Dec 09 12:54

Study: 70% Of Olive Oil Is Fake – Stop Buying These Brands

More than two-thirds of common brands of extra-virgin olive oil found in American grocery stores aren’t what they claim to be, according to a University of California at Davis study.

Dec 09 12:54

Danes Perform Teeth & Bone Tests to Determine Ages of 'Child Migrants,' Find 74% Are Adults

The Danish Immigration Service has questioned the age of some 800 asylum seekers who said they are younger than 18. In almost three out of four cases, 'unaccompanied minors' proved to be adults, according to a report.



Dec 09 12:52

The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys

Xiao Fang thinks she’s one of the luckier workers making Barbie dolls for the Christmas market at the Mattel toy factory in Chang’an.

True, she says, she works 11-hour days, six days a week, and shares a dormitory with nine other women and gets to see her husband only once a week. She had to leave her three-year-old daughter back home in Sichuan. And there is only a communal bathroom, and if they want hot water they must fetch it from another floor. But at least she has a job, she says. And others have it worse.

Xiao is one of thousands of workers in Chinese factories making some of this year’s must-have Christmas toys.

An investigation with the US-based NGO China Labor Watch reveals that toys including Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Hot Wheels were made by staff earning as little as 86p an hour.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is where the American consumer has to be using a lot of what my late grandfather called "horse sense", and not allow themselves and their kids to be propagandized as to what is the "must have" toys are for this Christmas, when the toys are made through the practice of nearly slave labor conditions.

The issue of propaganda is very clear to see in commercials; buy the toy, use the product, and you will be happy, as though acquisition, and conspicuous consumption, is the "drug" that will get you there.

But the problem with this drug is, it always wares off,leaving you and your kid hungry for another "fix".

Talk to your kids, if they are of appropriate age to understand, about the fact that the toys they may have their heart set on, are made in slave labor conditions, and you cannot support buying that toy for this reason, but will find a wonderful treat for them somewhere else.

There are many local artists, in many areas, of this country, who make dolls and crafts; why not focus on something like that instead?!? It will probably last longer than any mass-produced toy, be a small way of getting money back into the American system, and be a unique, and treasured part of your kid's life for a long time.

IF you google "American hand made dolls", you will be very surprised at what you find.

If the child is old enough, share with them about alternative giving, and why it is a good thing. Make it a habit to share the gift of caring with them, by donating to a local food bank, or another local charity with which you have a strong resonance, this Christmas season.

Kids who learn to care about others early, and how important it is, grow up to be adults who care for others in this world, and act accordingly.

Dec 09 12:45

Heroin Deaths Exceeded Gun Murders For 1st Time Last Year – CDC

The epidemic of heroin and opioid related deaths in the US continues to grow, surpassing gun homicides in 2015, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows. Nearly 5,000 more people died from opioids in 2015 than in 2014.

Dec 09 12:36

Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount

A federal judge refused to halt Wisconsin's presidential recount Friday, telling President-elect Donald Trump's supporters that the recount probably won't change anything anyway.

Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. With the recount more than 82 percent complete as of Wednesday, Clinton had gained only 61 votes.

Dec 09 12:36

Putin On Goals And Dreams: I Want To Successfully Complete My Career!

Struggling to manage your work/life balance? Not sure what a president is? Ask Putin!

Dec 09 12:35

UK Police Officers Accused Of Sexually Abusing Victims

Hundreds of British police officers have allegedly got away with sexually assaulting crime victims because authorities fail to take action against the officers, a report has revealed.

A study by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) described the scale of the sex abuse as the most serious form of corruption.

Dec 09 12:30

Temperatures next week could struggle to hit zero

The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting the first widespread below zero temperatures by Saturday morning across much of the Northland, with highs only in the single digits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 09 12:28

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT PARK IMPEACHED IN CORRUPTION SCANDAL

Overnight, political turmoil migrated to Asia after South Korean lawmakers voted 234-56 to impeach President Park Geun-hye over accusations of bribery, abuse of power and violating her constitutional duties, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.

The impeachment motion was carried by a wider-than-expected margin in a secret ballot in parliament, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed removing her. The votes of least 200 members of the 300-seat chamber were needed for the motion to pass. The Constitutional Court must now decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.

"I solemnly accept the voice of the parliament and the people and sincerely hope this confusion is soundly resolved," Park said at a meeting with her cabinet, adding that she would comply with the court's proceedings as well as an investigation by a special prosecutor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that Chinese diplomats in serious talks right now with North Korean diplomats, about how this would be a double plus ungood time to attack South Korea, in the midst of its political turmoil; I would suggest that the deep state in US government would love nothing more than a war, generated by the North Koreans, as its "justification" for a full-blown attack against it.

Dec 09 12:25

Dem Lobbyists Cancel Christmas Because Trump Won

A P.R. firm that worked with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined another P.R. firm to formally cancel Christmas parties throughout the 2016 Christmas season, according to Page Six.

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Dec 09 12:24

ELECTORS SUE TO BE FREED FROM VOTING ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IN THEIR STATES

Just like that – these “electors,” who were elected to a job where they knew the rules, now want to change the rules – because the candidate they personally preferred didn’t win. WAAAAAHHHH! I didn’t get my way, so we have to change the rules.

Essentially, they’re asking to make irrelevant the votes of more than half the voters in their states – because they’re unhappy.

If electors are just going to vote their personal preference, then why even hold a national vote?

Dec 09 12:23

M6.9 - 87km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

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Largest of the many aftershocks following the 7.8 yesterday. No tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Dec 09 12:20

@Wikileaks Strikes Again, This Time Is Even Worse Then Ever!

Dec 09 12:15

Obama Orders Full Review Into Allegations Russia Hacked 2016 Election

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From the same people who assured you Saddam had nuclear weapons!

Dec 09 12:14

Congress okays $600m. for Israel missile defense

Defense Bill provisions include cooperation on research and development programs, procurement of Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow 3

Dec 09 12:13

Germany in shock: an Arab migrant with foot in the back "pushed" down the stairs German lady in the Metro

Dec 09 12:12

Black Homeless Woman Says Trump Let Her Live In Trump Tower Rent Free For Years

Dec 09 12:08

East Aleppo civilians having a street party with Syrian secular army after being freed

Dec 09 12:07

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Smokes CNN Shill: 'US Is Funding Terrorists' in Syria

Dec 09 12:00

Who the Heck are these Households that are Worth $90 Trillion?

Stalled Economy Performs Wealth Miracle, reports the Fed

One thing is working in this economy that has been stuck for years in a slow-growth mire: the inflation of asset prices. And the Federal Reserve, which has been engineering this miracle so adroitly, just released its latest progress report.

Dec 09 11:58

The Worst Thing to Happen to the U.S. Dollar Since 1913

Financial freedom could soon be a thing of the past…

At Casey Research, it’s our job to tell you about situations that threaten your financial well-being. Usually, these are direct threats to your wealth. Think a stock market crash or bond market collapse.

But occasionally, we'll tell you about other kinds of threats. Today is one of those days…

In this issue, we’re going to talk about the “War on Cash.” As you may know, this is an ongoing effort by governments to eliminate paper money. This war is being waged across the world…and it's picking up steam.

Dec 09 11:27

Did Homeland Security HACK the election? Georgia accuses the federal organization of trying to break into its state-wide system to mine voter information

The charge was leveled against the organization by Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday.

Kemp claimed a computer traced back to the federal agency tried to break through the state office's firewall just one week after the presidential election.

He added the alleged effort was unsuccessful.

At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,' Kemp wrote.

'Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network.'

Kemp's letter went on to speculate what he described as a 'large unblocked scan event' could have been some sort of security test.

Dec 09 11:22

TRUMP TO TAKE DOWN OBAMACARE - President Elect Trump Claims ObamaCare Will Be Gone Soon!

A federal appeals court on Monday brought to an end President Barack Obama's bid to overturn a ruling that threatens to gut his signature healthcare law by putting the case on hold until after President-elect Donald Trump, who aims to repeal Obamacare, takes office.

Update: A political coalition called "Protect Our Care" is being formed to obstruct Trump. It should be more properly called "Protect Our Profits!"

Dec 09 11:22

21st Century Fox makes takeover bid for Sky

21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, the owner of Sky News.

The cash offer values Sky shares at 1075p each - less the value of any dividends paid subsequently by Sky - putting a valuation on the company of £18.48bn.

Dec 09 11:20

Hellary's Revenge starts Dec. 15th

The Clintons are like herpes,” actor Tim Allen said last month, “Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.”

As if on cue, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come back to life with a new plan to continue her family’s political dynasty – and she’s anointing her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, as our country’s next leader.

Hillary stopped sobbing over her defeat long enough to speak at Harry Reid’s retirement this week, where she announced that she’s throwing a “thank you” dinner inside the Plaza Hotel’s elegant Grand Ballroom on December 15.

Of course, she’s not thanking her voters like President-elect Donald Trump is.

That’s not the Clinton’s style.

Instead, Hillary is making the event ultra exclusive, inviting only the most elite of her financial donors to the six-figure gala.

Dec 09 11:19

The Hunt for Med October: US Navy searching for Russian 'carrier killer' submarines feared to have been sent after NATO warships in the Mediterranean

NATO forces in the eastern Mediterranean are reportedly hunting for Russian submarines which are capable of sinking aircraft carriers.

US Navy P-8 Poseidon jets, operating from a base at Sigonella, Sicily, are said to be looking for one or two Russian Navy submarines operating underneath a NATO flotilla not far from the coast of Syria.

The Aviationist said the Russian submarines were believed to be Oscar II class vessels, which are known as 'carrier killers'.

The US might sink one of their own ships to frame Russia and launch WW3 for real!

Dec 09 10:48

Record 2016 Snowfall in North American Cities Matches Maunder Minimum Cooling Areas

With first snows of the season being totaled across North America, record after record has fallen. If we look back at the last 8 years we see a clear trend of increasing snow totals year upon year that match with the grand solar minimum of the 1600's.

Dec 09 10:38

Rather Than Exposing Propaganda, WaPo Shows How It’s Done

As the Hillary Clinton campaign slogged toward victory in the long primary campaign against Sen. Bernie Sanders, word came from WikiLeaks that it had scored a trove of hacked emails to and from the Democratic National Committee. Among other things, they proved that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, along with their organizations, had been working hand-in-glove to skew the primaries in Clinton’s favor.

Dec 09 10:36

Snowden Exposed Mass Surveillance To Show It’s For Control, Not Counterterrorism – Oliver Stone

The majority of the US public is not aware of what exactly was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden because media coverage focused on the messenger, not the message, the director of the biopic ‘Snowden’, Oliver Stone, told RT.

Dec 09 10:28

PROPORNOT NOT ONLY SMEARS JOURNALISTS, BUT ADDS FUEL TO NEXT COLD WAR

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history knows the US intelligence services are not above targeting their own citizens for disinformation campaigns. In perhaps the most famous case, the CIA employed a cadre of journalists to spread disinformation during the Cold War under a program known as Operation Mockingbird.

The program was supervised at the time by the publisher of The Washington Post, the late Phil Graham, and included approximately 3,000 writers, editors, and publishers.

The network was not just large, but pervasive throughout the mainstream media. According to Carl Bernstein, the network included: CBS, Time Inc., The New York Times, NBC, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps?Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the New York Herald-Tribune.

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If you want to find out which countries the "deep state" in the US government aches to invade next, take a look at who the presstitutes and whoresspondents are demonizing, and chances are those are the countries on their war agenda "to do" list.

Right now, were I a betting woman, I would bet Russia, China, and Iran are very high up on that list.

Russia and China are in the crosshairs because of their economic growth, making them a threat to the US dollar, and their evolving weaponry; Iran is in the crosshairs because Israel wants it destroyed, but only using the US military as a proxy force to do the dirty deed, and because a lot of folks in the bowels of power in DC still have an axe to grind, courtesy of the 1979 revolution against the US puppet, the Shah.

Just look at the current demonization against these countries in the "fake news" of the lamestream, US government-agenda-regurgitating media, and I think you will most likely come to the same conclusion.

I would also like to politely suggest that now is a lousy time for the US government to be pushing war, because our military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to such wars (particularly if Russia partners with China against the US).

I would also like to politely suggest that the US government decide to resolve its geopolitical differences with honest, ethical, hard-won negotiations, rather than through wars.

I have family and friends who serve in our military, and I get it; peace through intelligent strength; excellent training, and superlative weaponry.

However, that being said, from the debacle which was Vietnam forward to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia, it appears that the US government, no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office as President, much prefers pre-emptive military conflict than negotiations as the only way through which to resolve its geopolitical differences.

The monumental costs, in blood and money, has been far too great, both for the country as a whole, and its people; and I would like to hope that a Trump administration will figure out alternative ways to achieve its geopolitical agenda other than war.

Dec 09 10:05

Big Money Intends To Shut Down Our Website — Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Big Money and the US government controlled by Big Money intend to close down Internet truthtellers. As Trump intends to reduce the tensions between nuclear powers, the 200 List prepared by the shadowy Internet site, PropOrNot, is in Trump’s way. Either Trump will be apprised and convinced of the “Russian threat,” or the dissident websites will be promoted to “Muslim apologists” and fall under the ire of Trump’s Iranophobic generals.

Dec 09 10:04

Congressman Calls Fox's Tucker Carlson A Russian Agent On Prime Time Television

This is a remarkable, must watch interview between Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and California Congressman Adam Schiff.

More than anything else, the primary takeaway is the completely clownish and pathetic manner in which Mr. Schiff represents himself and his office. The only reply he has to Carlson, which he uses on at least three occasions, is to blurt out “party of Reagan” in a childish attempt at guilting Tucker into a mutual embrace of neo-Cold War jingoism.

Dec 09 10:04

Illegal alien wanted for killing two in hit-and-run was previously deported 8 times

On the night of October 22nd, two Louisville KY women were on the side of the road following a minor traffic accident. Sadly, a man named Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, was driving a truck that night. Hit struck, and killed, both women. He then escaped the scene on foot.

Authorities are currently searching for Villasenor-Saucedo, but none of this needed to happen. That’s because they’ve had their perpetrator in custody before. As the DOJ informs us, Villasenor-Saucedo is a known illegal immigrant who has a long history of legal troubles…

Dec 09 10:00

Thanks, Jill: Michigan House passes voter-ID bill after vote-fraud hyperbole

Michigan’s Republican-led House on Wednesday night approved a strict voter identification proposal over strenuous objections from Democrats who argued the plan could disenfranchise properly registered voters.

Michigan voters without photo identification could still cast a provisional ballot under the controversial legislation, but they would have to bring an ID to their local clerk’s office within 10 days of an election in order for their vote to count.

Dec 09 09:59

Censored Photos From Inside U.S. Japanese Concentration Camps

The military seized her photographs, quietly depositing them in the National Archives, where they remained mostly unseen and unpublished until 2006

Dec 09 09:57

OBAMA’S FINAL VACATION BILL WAS SO HUGE THAT ALL OF AMERICA IS SICK TO THEIR STOMACH!

All I can say is WOW. I mean I thought Obama was bad but the insane amount of taxpayer money he spent on all his vacations a president is just…WOW!

Dec 09 09:55

Is the U.S. Workforce Nearing Full Recovery? Don’t Trust the Unemployment Rate for the Answer!

Today’s economy doesn’t offer much of an encouragement.

Dec 09 09:55

Bombshell Dropped in Federal Court: Proof of a Silver Market “Mafia” Among Big Banks

Lawyers representing traders who allege they were ripped off by a group of colluding global banks filed eye-popping evidence in a Manhattan Federal Court yesterday showing that even as global banks were being criminally probed for rigging currency markets, they continued to engage in rigging the silver market, with a UBS trader referring to the group as the “mafia.”

Dec 09 09:49

70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica

An ominous crack in an Antarctic ice shelf as wide as a football field is long takes on an otherworldly beauty in a new aerial image.

Snapped by scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission, the shot shows a rift in Larsen C, an ice shelf that is floating off the Antarctic Peninsula. When the crack eventually spreads across the entire ice shelf, it will create an iceberg the size of the state of Delaware, according to IceBridge. That's around 2,491 square miles (6,451 square kilometers).

Dec 09 09:48

Foolish to Trust the CDC on Vaccines

In 2016 over 100 Freedom of Records Act (FOIA) requests have finally forced the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to admit a widely-used vaccine preservative is the equivalent of a neurological Armageddon. The deceitful agency finally had to reveal what they have known for years, that thimerosal, which was banned in 1999, but still used in over 60 vaccines, causes autism.

Dec 09 09:47

Turkish judges urged not to drop charges against Israeli officers

An Istanbul court remained in session until midnight last Friday as a panel of judges considered whether the case brought against four senior Israeli military officials accused of ordering the lethal raid on the flotilla to Gaza in 2010 should be dropped.

The judges failed to make a decision, scheduling another hearing for 9 December.

Dec 09 09:46

Israeli forces kill another Palestinian teen at checkpoint

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian youth at a checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday.

“The suspect did not heed their call to stop, continued to move in their direction and at one point whipped out a knife and began running towards them. The forces opened fire at the terrorist,” an Israeli police spokesperson told media. No Israelis were reported injured.

A short video clip taken from a passing car appears to show the youth standing still, with his arms by his side, as a group of soldiers standing several feet away point their guns at him:

Dec 09 09:37

THE ULTIMATE “FAKE NEWS” LIST

The mainstream media is the primary source of the most harmful, most inaccurate news ever

Dec 09 09:17

Regulation Nation: Where Independence Is Illegal without a Permit

These days, you need permission from the government to do just about anything. The government is aware of their own pending obsolescence and that's why they're so desperate to regulate every darned thing.

Dec 09 09:09

‘US weapons will absolutely end up in the wrong hands again’

Obama’s decision to lift restrictions on aiding “moderate” militant groups in the hope that they will fight ISIS will only empower terrorists, prolong the Syrian conflict and inevitably undermine Russia-US negotiations, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.

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"Yeah? So?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 09 09:08

‘Madness must end’: US lawmakers introduce bill to cut aid & funding for terrorists

American lawmakers have introduced a so-called Stop Arming Terrorists Act that aims to protect US taxpayers’ dollars from being spent on supporting and arming international terrorist groups through covert operations and third states.

Dec 09 09:01

Clinton To Congress: Take Action Against ‘Epidemic Of Fake News’

Defeated US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on Congress to take action against the “epidemic of malicious fake news” that she said represents a “danger” to the “lives of ordinary people.”

Dec 09 08:55

HILLARY 'Fake News' QUEEN (Clinton Says Free Speech Dangerous)! Censorship PLAN!

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This from Mrs. "Vast Right-wing Conspiracy" herself!

Dec 09 08:54

'Fishing Expedition': Pennsylvania Fights Green Party Recount Bid in Federal Court

Calling it a "fishing expedition," Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the Nov. 8 presidential election and an inspection to determine whether election software was hacked.

The state attorney general's office, representing Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat, attacked the recount effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as an effort to undo the presidential election won by Republican Donald Trump.

Dec 09 08:54

Ron Paul: Here’s How You Can REALLY Bring Jobs Back to America

Dr. Ron Paul tells Ameera why he thinks President-Elect Donald Trump shouldn’t be dealing with individual companies like Carrier and should instead be focused on broader economic reforms, including tax cuts.

Dec 09 08:51

NPR Finds ‘Godfather’ of Fake News Is a Liberal Democrat in California

Coler’s company, Disinfomedia, owns many faux news sites — he won’t say how many. But he says his is one of the biggest fake news businesses out there, which makes him kind of like a godfather of the industry.

Once Coler agreed to an interview, he told NPR that the purpose of starting his fake news empire in 2013 was “to highlight the extremism of the white nationalist alt-right” — or, in Coler’s exact words: “The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly false or fictional stories, and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction.”

Dec 09 08:49

A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs

When Nance – MSNBC’s “intelligence analyst” – issued his “Official Warning,” he linked to a tweet that warned: “Please be skeptical of alleged #PodestaEmails. Trumpists are dirtying docs.” That tweet, in turn, linked to a tweet from an anonymous account calling itself “The Omnivore,” which had posted an obviously fake transcript purporting to be a Hillary Clinton speech to Goldman Sachs. Even though that fake document was never published by WikiLeaks, that was the entire basis for the MSNBC-inspired claim that some of the WikiLeaks documents were doctored.

Dec 09 08:46

Terror suspect with loaded Kalashnikov & ISIS flag arrested in Rotterdam – reports

Police have arrested a man in the Dutch city of Rotterdam suspected of planning a terrorist attack, local media reports. Law enforcement found a Kalashnikov assault rifle and an Islamic State flag while raiding the man’s house.

According to various Dutch media outlets, the suspect in question was arrested back on Wednesday, when an anti-terrorist unit raided his house and found a Kalashnikov assault rifle with two full magazines.

An Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) flag was also found in the 30-year-old man’s apartment.

Special forces also seized four boxes containing explosive materials, the suspect’s mobile phone, and some 1,600 euro.

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Looks like someone's false-flag is now at half-staff! :)

Dec 09 08:45

Russian telecom giant repels DDoS attacks on country’s 5 largest financial institutions

Russian telecom giant Rostelecom has thwarted DDoS-attacks on the five largest banks and financial institutions in the country, the company said in a statement.

All the attacks were recorded on December 5, 2016, the longest of them lasting for over two hours, Rostelecom said on Friday.

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Looks like someone is throwing a tantrum! And given Joe Biden's comments about cyber attacks against Russia a few months back, I think we know who!

Dec 09 08:44

Post-Truth: Facts Pale by Comparison

By Susan Boskey

Chuckling to myself, I could not pass up the opportunity to highlight the Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year for 2016, post-truth, an adjective defined as:

"relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief" ...

Dec 09 08:42

Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House

US President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver for restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the Arms Export Control Act.

A White House press release Thursday announced that foreign fighters in Syria supporting US special operations “to combat terrorism in Syria” would be excused from restrictions on military assistance.

“I hereby determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States,” President Obama affirmed in the presidential determination and waiver.

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Arming terrorists to fight the war on terror. It doesn't get more Orwellian than that!

Dec 09 08:41

WASHINGTON POST JUST CAUGHT RED HANDED IN MASSIVE FAKE NEWS SCANDAL!

This is really one of those funny, beautiful moments in history when a big, old, and unreliable news source like the Washington Post gets caught red handed in their own web of lies.

Dec 09 08:41

East Aleppo civilians report torture, executions by ‘moderate opposition’ - Russian military

Civilians who fled from militants in east Aleppo say the so-called “moderate opposition” used torture and executed people, the Russian General Staff announced.

“Civilians who escaped from terrorists are reporting about new crimes committed by the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ fighters in east Aleppo. There is confirmation of the facts of abuse, torture, public executions, as well as wanton killings of the population," said the head of operations for Russia’s General Staff, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy.

Dec 09 08:39

ISIS “ACCIDENTLY” LAUNCHES LARGE-SCALE OFFENSIVE NEAR PALMYRA AMID US-RUSSIAN TALKS ON ALEPPO

On December 8 ISIS terrorists launched multiple offensives against Syrian government forces near Palmyra.

SIS used a high number of car bombs and infanghtry fighting vehicles.

ISIS seized notable areas northwest of the city, including Jazal, set a full control over Qasr al-Halabat south of Palmyra.

The tactical goal of the ISIS operation was to encircle Syrian troops in Palmyra, cutting off the Homs-Al-Salamiyah-Palmyra highway.

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Just one day after Obama orders more weapons be sent to the Syrian rebels, bypassing the legal limits on arms exports!

Dec 09 08:35

Disgraced ex-NBC ‘fake news’ journalist Brian Williams on crusade against false reporting

Journalist Brian Williams has become the latest person to slam ‘fake news,’ claiming it influenced the US election. But there’s some irony in his apparent defense of quality journalism, as he was let go from his NBC gig last year for… reporting fake news.

Dec 09 08:34

CONFIRMED: Banks Rigging Silver Market

According to the plaintiffs, records surrendered by Deutsche Bank show traders and submitters coordinating trades in advance of a daily phone call, manipulating the spot market for silver, conspiring to fix the spread on silver offered to customers and using illegal strategies to rig prices.

“Plaintiffs are now able to plead with direct, ‘smoking gun’ evidence,’ including secret electronic chats involving silver traders and submitters across a number of financial institutions, a multi-year, well-coordinated and wide-ranging conspiracy to rig the prices,” the plaintiffs said in their filing. The new scheme “far surpasses the conspiracy alleged earlier.” – Bloomberg.com, December 7, 2016

Dec 09 08:33

FAKE NEWS SHUTDOWN PROVES SOMETHING BIG ABOUT TO HAPPEN

In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports that the Orwellian Fake News Shutdown Effort by Mainstream Media Sources Like YouTube Only Proves Something Big is About to Happen.

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Actually, it feels like panic more than anything else.

For decades, the politicians and corporate media deluded themselves into thinking that the bloggers were a fringe group, interesting but not a threat to the established order.

As a prior example, I recall my experience in computer animation. Back in the 1970s and 1980s mainstream Hollywood viewed the computer animation shops as interesting and even occasionally useful, but never a threat to the established order. Then in 1993 there was a watershed moment called Jurassic Park, and the established Hollywood powers woke up to the fact that technology had made them obsolete. The old way of making films was obsolete. As a result, they panicked. Some of the people who made the few mechanical dinosaurs used in the film actually tried to claim the CGI dinosaurs were there work, there were articles in the industry press about how costly CGI was (which was true at the time) and how difficult it was to work with these upstart outsiders, etc. Today, of course, computer animation is a mainstay of the industry and anyone trying to go back to the former methods is a fool.

The same thing has happened today. The 2016 election was the watershed moment when the liars in government and the corporate media woke up and realized that technology has made them obsolete. The old way of ruling the people is obsolete. And as a result, they are panicking.

Yet another historical precedent is when Gutenberg rediscovered movable-type printing, which made books affordable to the middle classes. The established order panicked back then as well. But literacy eventually prevailed, just as CGI prevailed, and just as a new distributed citizen media will prevail.

One cannot stop progress, any more than one can stop the climate from changing!

Dec 09 08:29

Syrian Forces Evacuate Civilians From Parts Of Aleppo’s Old City

Footage has emerged showing the moment that Syrian forces liberated civilians from an area inside Aleppo’s Old City.

Dec 09 08:28

Owner Of ‘Really British’ Shop Shocked At Critics Claiming He’s Racist

The owner of a shop that specializes in British-themed products has rejected accusations of prejudice, accusing his detractors of “reverse racism.”

Small businessman Chris Ostwald said his North London shop ‘Really British,’ which sells only products with a British angle, has been subject to unfair criticism from locals.

Among Ostwald’s wares are Prince Charles’ favorite socks, Union Jack cushions and chairs, as well as UK-produced ‘beer mustard.’

Dec 09 08:27

Drones Better Option Than Airstrikes & Invasions In Terms Of Casualties – Obama

In his final national security speech, outgoing US President Barack Obama addressed drone warfare, the rise of the Islamic State under his watch, as well as the future of counterterrorism and other foreign policy issues to a military audience at the MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Florida, headquarters of the US Central Command.

Dec 09 08:26

California Cities Weigh a ‘Netflix Tax’ for Online Video Streaming

Government is on the verge of completely destroying the economy all because those in power are incapable of managing even a bubblegum machine.

Dec 09 08:19

Watch Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Chief, Decimate The EPA In Congressional Testimony: (It's HILARIOUS That Trump Picked This Guy, He's One Of Us!)

In testimony before Congress, Pruitt outlined a laundry list of offenses and illegal overreaches by the EPA. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he wasn't going to stand for it. In the video, Pruitt refers to acts taken which were "outside of the authority granted to the EPA by the law" and adds that decisions should "be made at the local level rather than at the federal level." In May of this year, Pruitt wrote about "Brave men and women stood up to that oppressive government." He really "gets it."

Dec 09 08:18

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Whose Country Is Freest of Them All?

And what about the United States? We’re ranked #24, which certainly is decent considering that there are 159 countries that are scored, but obviously not worthy of superlatives.

Dec 09 08:17

Record UK exports drive huge narrowing in trade deficit

Record exports drove a significant reduction in Britain's monthly trade deficit in October, setting a "solid base" for growth in the final quarter of the year.

Exports of goods rose by £2.1bn to £26.8bn in October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is the highest level since records began in 1997, and was boosted by strong goods exports to non-EU countries, which jumped to a record £14.4bn.

The increase also pushed up total exports of goods and services to a record level of £46.4bn, though this was driven solely by goods.

Recent surveys suggest the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote has helped exporters to become more competitive.

Dec 09 08:15

South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye

South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

Dec 09 08:13

A BY NO MEANS COMPLETE LIST OF FAKE NEWS STORIES FROM THE SELF-DESCRIBED "REAL" MEDIA!

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Dec 09 08:08

Paris under siege: Parks closed including Eiffel Tower as rat population explodes

There are now some six million in central Paris, or roughly 2.5 for every person living in the capital.

Dec 09 08:05

Site smeared as ‘Russian Propaganda’ demands Washington Post retraction

The progressive finance and economics website Naked Capitalism has demanded a retraction and apology from the Washington Post for its “astonishingly lazy report” smearing independent news outlets as “Russian propaganda.”

Dec 09 08:05

David Cameron predicts the END OF THE EURO in major blow to the crumbling European Union

THE FAILED European single currency could come crashing down in a matter of years, according to former prime minister David Cameron.

Cameron told a gathering of students at DePauw University in Indiana, US, about his concerns over the Euro, and said: “It is not working as it was intended."

In his first major speech since resigning at the Tory leader, Cameron said: “I see more trouble ahead… I wonder how long it can last.

“Some countries have seen decades of lost growth - those countries have a single currency but they don’t have a single fiscal system, a fiscal tax system. It creates bigger differences.”

“You in the United States have ways to make sure that if you have a bad year you pay less in taxes and offset federal programmes. There are no such arrangements in Europe.”

Dec 09 08:03

Ladies on The View attack Trump’s National Security Adviser and his son over ‘fake news’

here are “dangers counting on your Twitter feed for news,” The View’s Whoopi Goldberg said on a recent broadcast.

Whoopi went on to report that Trump’s National Security Adviser’s son Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn son retweeted a story that “caused a man to open-fire in a pizzeria” Monday.

Dec 09 08:02

Washington Post exposed for pushing ‘fake news,’ credibility tarnished

Failed researchers that the Washington Post touted as “experts” in a Nov. 21 article titled Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say, got it all wrong when the alluded that the shadowy group PropOrNot had identified 200 news websites as “Russian Propaganda,” and has since issued somewhat of a retraction.

Dec 09 08:00

Youtuber Mark Dice schools the failing New York Times over ‘fake news slander’

Youtuber and author Mark Dice was recently slammed by the failing press agency known as the New York Times, or “New York Slime” as Dice puts it, who called Dice’s video reporting nothing but “fake news.”

Dec 09 07:52

LinkedIn notifications in Windows will be a special kind of hell

As part of Microsoft’s finalized acquisition of LinkedIn, the Windows maker this morning outlined a series of goals it has for its new social network. One of those goals includes the implementation of LinkedIn notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center, so you will never again miss the note telling you that a complete and total stranger is trying to connect with you.

Dec 09 07:49

Going On Trial In Amsterdam, Dutch Populist Leader Fights For His Freedom Of Speech Being Portrayed As "Hate Speech".

It seems citizens of the world are facing a government onslaught of attacks on freedom of speech. Right now in the United States many are fearing the threat to our freedom of speech on the Internet.

Dec 09 07:44

Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

Malware writers whose wares are used by separate attackers to pop Russian national infrastructure could end up fined and in jail, if a new Russian bill become law.

The bill (Number 47571-7, Russian) reported by local media threatens those involved in the manufacture of malware subsequently used in damaging attacks against telecommunications, transport, or energy with up to a decade in jail, forced work for the state, or up to a million rubles (US$15,765, £12,526, A$21,145) fine.

Authors would not need to be directly responsible for attacks: merely having written "deliberately nefarious" tools required to pull off the hacks would be enough for a conviction.

Dec 09 07:31

BREAKING: LAWMAKERS HIT STEIN WITH HORRIBLE NEWS… MOVE TO CONFISCATE RECOUNT WAR CHEST

Dec 09 07:30

Obama Admits To Trump That US Helped Create ISIS

In the final weeks of his Presidency, Barack Obama has finally admitted to Donald Trump that the U.S. helped to create ISIS.

Dec 09 07:28

Safety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?

Analyses of data and hidden agenda behind repeated failed outcomes of cancer research and therapy, status of American health, safety concerns for HPV vaccines and future research considerations are summarized in this commentary. A closer look at cancer science reveals that highly power structure (system) in medical establishment vs. anti-system and chaos in cancer research (‘medical/scientific ponzi schemes’) is potent recipe for failed therapeutics that kills patients but generates huge corporate profit. American health status ranks last among other developed nations despite the highest amount that USA invests in healthcare. This is a wake-up call to make sure that the evil part of human being does not prevent the health services that the public deserves.

Dec 09 07:25

California State Senator Files Legislation To Create "Safe Zones" For Illegal Immigrants

Only in California. California State Senator Kevin de Leon has introduced a bill, SB-54 or the "California Values Act" (because if you disagree with this legislation then you're obviously just an immoral, racist asshole), that explicitly prohibits "state and local law enforcement agencies" from investigating, detaining, detecting, reporting or arresting people for "immigration enforcement purposes." Moreover, the bill would force "public schools, hospitals, and courthouses" to establish "safe zones" that "limit immigration enforcement on their
premises."

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Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

"Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."

Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

* knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.

Dec 09 07:23

Hillary Reemerges, Slams "Dangerous Epidemic" Of Fake News

Speaking on Capitol Hill, Clinton said that “the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences." Like, perhaps, poring through thousands of emails which the co=opted and captured mainstream press - especially those who had dinner with John Podesta to offer their PR services to the Clinton campaign - would not touch, revealing the crony and illicit dealings of the Clinton Family foundation, leading to - among other things - Clinton losing the presidency?

One can almost see why Hillary is not a fan of the "fake news."

Dec 09 07:22

Police tie black man to chair and beat him until he loses vision in one eye

A black man in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against his local police department after he was beaten by police so badly that he lost vision in one eye.
Frankie Taylor was arrested for alleged drink driving on 10 August last year. He was taken to the police station, restrained, tied to a chair and savagely beaten.

Dec 09 07:21

Portland to raise taxes on companies where CEO earns 100 times what workers do

Portland, Ore., city council passed a law Wednesday that will charge businesses a higher tax rate if their chief executive officer gets paid more than 100 times what the average worker at the company does.

Dec 09 07:18

Legal fees mount as Duluth Diocese bankruptcy case hits one-year mark

The diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Dec. 7, 2015, in wake of a $4.9 million verdict in the first case to go to trial under the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifted the statute of limitations for victims of decades-old abuse cases to file suit.

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Some black hearts lurk under those white robes.

Dec 09 07:15

UH-OH! Michigan Recount Just Uncovered Hillary’s WORST NIGHTMARE! Trump was RIGHT!!

The irony is, Democrats attacked Republicans for being on guard against election fraud in Detroit.They called Trump’s questioning of Detroit’s voting machines “absurd” and “dangerous”.

Isn’t it a coincidence that an overwhelming amount of districts that voted for Hillary are now having “issues”? Once again our president elect has been proven right!

Dec 09 07:11

How Trump Can Bring Outside-the-Box Thinking to Bear on the Fed

President-elect Donald Trump will soon have the opportunity to put his stamp on the Federal Reserve. And that is making the elite body of central bankers nervous.

On the campaign trail, Trump harangued Fed chair Janet Yellen for pumping up financial markets with cheap money – accusing the Obama appointee of being politically motivated.

Dec 09 07:06

Are We Being Set Up For A Crash? Stocks Hit A Level Only Seen During The Bubbles Of 1929, 2000 And 2007

Will the financial bubble that has been rapidly growing ever since Donald Trump won the election suddenly be popped once he takes office? Could it be possible that we are being set up for a horrible financial crash that he will ultimately be blamed for?

Dec 09 06:52

Former Clinton staffer launches new anti-Trump site: corrupt.af

A former senior staffer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign has launched a new website to highlight Donald Trump’s alleged corruption, with a foul-mouthed URL to match its mission: corrupt.af.

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