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Jan 17 12:17

Florida Republicans Back Proposal to Restrict Private Gun Sales, Impose Three-Day Waiting Periods

While Virginians work to block sweeping gun-control measures authored by Democratic lawmakers, Republicans down the coast in Florida are proposing some of those same anti-gun policies.

A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted unanimously on Monday to pass an omnibus bill that would restrict gun sales, ban private sellers at gun shows, impose safe storage requirements, and mandate a three-day waiting period to obtain firearms.

Jan 17 11:55

BREAKING: Refugee Journalist Challenges Ilhan Omar’s Congressional Seat

Ilhan Omar has been a controversial figure in her first term in office.

Another Muslim woman who is also a refugee is looking to unseat Omar, saying that Omar “spends her time in congress sowing seeds of division, actively supporting our enemies.”

Dalia al-Aqidi is running as a Republican from Minnesota to bring people together.

Jan 17 11:38

California WWII veteran, 104, asks for Valentine's Day cards: 'I'll save every one'

Will you be his Valentine?

Maj. Bill White served in the Marine Corps during World War II and survived the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, Fox 40 reports. One of White’s most cherished medals is his Purple Heart, which is awarded to those who were wounded or killed in action.

Jan 17 11:21

Australian Farmer Jumps For Joy As Heavy Rainfall Soaks The Drought Stricken Land

One Australian farmer could not contain himself as torrential rain fell on his drought-stricken property. The rains didn’t just help him though, they were responsible for putting out over 30 large bushfires!

Jan 17 11:19

Florida GOP Senate Leader Votes For Gun Control – Then His 2020 Democrat Skeleton Tumbles Out

We wish we could say the corrupt swamp only exists in D.C. Or that we only find in on the far-left of our government.

But that’s not the case.

What we discover from time to time is that the left can bribe or force Republicans to help them out.

So-called conservative leaders sell out their principles (literally) to push anti-Constitutional bills.

They hope these kinds of actions will slip by unnoticed. That Americans won’t call them out for their schemes.

But they are wrong.

This time, a Florida Republican was pushing a radical gun-control bill. One that few conservatives could support.

Jan 17 11:14

China’s booming new Silk Road trade hits $1.34 TRILLION

China’s trade with countries participating in its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been expanding and totaled 9.27 trillion yuan ($1.34 trillion) in 2019, customs data shows.

It has outpaced the country’s aggregate trade growth by 7.4 percentage points, according to the data.

More than $60 billion in investments have been promised under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said Zou Zhiwu, vice minister of the General Administration of Customs.

Jan 17 10:51

James Bond Producers Confirm Once And For All: He Can ‘Be Any Color,’ But He Will Always Be Male

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson confirmed once and for all that the titular franchise character can be “any color” — black, white, brown — but he will always be a he.

Jan 17 10:51

A Candidate Was Falsely Accused Of Sexual Harassment. The People Behind The Lie Were Just Fined $10 Million By The FCC.

It was 2018, just before the California primary election. The #MeToo movement was in full swing, and Democrats decided that leveling dubious sexual assault and sexual harassment claims could be an easy path to victory.

Jan 17 10:23

SERIOUSLY? Anti-Trump Treasury Staffer’s Criminal Case Is Being Prosecuted by Jim Comey’s Daughter and Other Deep State DOJ Attorneys

Crooked attorneys are running the FinCEN case out of New York where former Treasury employee, Natalie Edwards, pleaded guilty to leaking sensitive information to the press. Just another case of Deep State crooks saving their own.

Jan 17 10:21

Woman Brags About Aborting Twins, Calls Them ‘Goblins.’ This Is The Dark Heart Of The Pro-Abortion Movement.

This is what the “Child Free” folks do. They sit around all day heaping scorn on parents and children, hoping that their contempt will mask the overwhelming loneliness and despair they feel. Everything you read on a “Child Free” forum will be some degree of repugnant. But even by those standards, this one is pretty bad.

Jan 17 10:21

Arrest Warrant Issued On Odell Beckham For Slapping Officer’s Butt During LSU Post-Game Celebration

An arrest warrant was issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Thursday for apparently slapping the back side of a security officer during a post-game celebration in the Louisiana State University (LSU) locker room earlier in the week.

Jan 17 10:20

“You’re a Liberal Hack! I’m Not Talking to You!” – GOP Senator Blasts Fake News CNN Reporter (VIDEO)

Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) blasted fake news CNN reporter Manu Raju on Thursday morning.
“You’re a liberal hack, Manu. I’m not talking to you!” the Republican Senator said after Manu Raju asked her if ‘new impeachment evidence’ would get her to reconsider her position on President Trump.

Jan 17 10:20

BREAKING: US District Court Judge Sullivan Reschedules Gen. Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Hearing by One Month to Feb. 27

Attorney Sidney Powell, who represents retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, filed a motion Tuesday in federal court seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in the Mueller probe.

Jan 17 10:19

Serial Liar Liz Warren Accuses Bernie of Calling Her a Liar following Democrat-Socialist Debate (VIDEO)

The most memorable line from Tuesday’s DNC debate happened after the debate on hot mic.
Before the debate a desperate Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of telling her a woman could never be president.

Jan 17 10:19

MUST SEE: Here’s All The Ignorant Liberals Who Were COMPLETELY WRONG About Trump’s Trade War with China — It’s a Long, Long List…

Yesterday, President Trump signed his historic phase one trade deal with China.
For years, the deranged Democrats said Trump’s China trade policy was going to destroy the US economy and would never work to get a deal with China.

Jan 17 09:32

Jan 16 2020 Call Out for CRISIS ACTOR in Virginia..As GOV Declares State of Emergency

Looks like someone is planning a false flag atrocity.

Virginia has an open casting call right now for "crisis actors"...at the same time a massive pro gun rally is to take place.

AMISSVILLE. VA – SEEKING ACTORS FOR ONGOING "LIVE" ROLE PLAYING PROJECT – CURRENT – PAID

LINK:
https://www.film.virginia.org/hotline...

ONE DAY AGO- VIRGINIA GOV DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AHEAD OF GUNS RIGHTS RALLY, citing "credible" threats of violence

https://www.google.com/search?q=virgi...

Jan 17 09:31

Matt Gaetz on Bogus Allegations by Bitter Florida Republican: “I Have Not Engaged in Any Improper Conduct Alleged Against Me” (VIDEO)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on with Lou Dobbs on Thursday night to discuss the enormous success of the Trump economy and the USMCA and US-China trade deals.

Jan 17 09:31

Man At Center Of New Ukraine Allegations: Democrats Have ‘Their Panties In A Bunch’ Over ‘Colorful’ Jokes On WhatsApp

On the eve of the House Democrats’ vote to transfer their articles of impeachment against President Trump, Democrats heading up the impeachment effort released new documents of evidence they say requires further investigations. Among the materials are a series of WhatsApp messages between Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde — whose name has not previously come up in the impeachment inquiry — in which he discusses supposedly surveilling U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Jan 17 09:30

FBI, ICE and Dept of Education IG Investigating Ilhan Omar For Possible Student Loan Fraud, Immigration Fraud

The FBI, ICE and the Department of Education’s Inspector General are all looking into Democrat Muslima Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to investigative reporter David Steinberg.

Jan 17 09:30

Coup Update: Chief Justice John Roberts Is Sworn In — US Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment Trial

On Thursday morning President Trump’s historic USMCA Trade Deal was finally passed by the US Senate.
On Wednesday President Trump signed his historic US-China trade deal at the White House.

Jan 17 09:30

JUST IN: Reps Jordan, Meadows Send Letter to Judge Boasberg Demanding Answers About David Kris’s Appointment to Oversee FISA Reforms

Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Mark Meadows (NC) on Thursday wrote a 5-page letter to presiding FISA judge James Boasberg demanding answers about David Kris’s appointment to oversee FISA reforms.

Jan 17 09:30

Sen. Blackburn Calls for Dem Senators Running for President to Recuse Themselves from Impeachment Trial

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called for the four Senate Democrats running for president to recuse themselves from the upcoming impeachment trial in the US Senate.

Jan 17 09:28

Flashback: Ukrainian Officials Speak Out — Say Schiff’s Surprise Witness Lev Parnas Is COMPLETE LIAR About Meeting with Zelensky and They Didn’t Believe His Words on Trump

On Monday Democrats released ‘notes’ by Lev Parnas that he claims show Rudy Giuliani ordered him to to call the President Zelensky of Ukraine and tell him aid would not be forthcoming if he didn’t agree to investigate the Bidens.

Jan 17 09:28

Epstein Had Burst Capillaries In Eyeballs, Indicating He Was Strangled, Forensic Pathologist Says

A forensic pathologist says that burst capillaries in Jeffrey Epstein’s eyes are consistent with strangulation, not hanging.
Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, the pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother to investigate his death, examined photographs of Epstein’s eyes during his autopsy, according to The Daily Mail, which reviewed an exclusive clip from a Dr. Oz special set to air on Thursday. Dr. Baden was among physicians in the room when Epstein’s autopsy took place.

Jan 17 09:21

Colorado Finally Files Bill to Protect Weed-Smoking Employees

A new statewide bill introduced in Colorado will prevent employers from terminating workers who consume cannabis while off-the-clock.

Jan 17 09:16

FLASHBACK: Body Organs of Over 15,000 Syrians Sold in Six Years: Coroner’s Office

Director-General of the Syria Coroner’s Office Hossein Noufel disclosed that the body organs of thousands of Syrian civilians have been sold in the international black markets over the past six years.

“We have accurate information that over 25,000 surgical operations have been conducted in the refugee camps of the neighboring countries and in the terrorist-controlled areas in Syria since 2011 to take out the body organs of 15,000 Syrians and sell them in the international black markets,” Dr. Noufel said.

He pointed to the high prices of human body organs in the black markets, and said, “A kidney is sold $10,000 in Turkey while the same kidney is sold for $1,000 in Iraq, but in Lebanon and Syria the price of each kidney is $3,000.”

Jan 17 09:13

With Suleimani Assassination, Trump Is Doing the Bidding of Washington’s Most Vile Cabal

While the media focus for three years of the Trump presidency has centered around “Russia collusion” and impeachment, the most dangerous collusion of all was happening right out in the open — the Trump/Saudi/Israel/UAE drive to war with Iran.

On August 3, 2016 — just three months before Donald Trump would win the Electoral College vote and ascend to power — Blackwater founder Erik Prince arranged a meeting at Trump Tower. For decades, Prince had been agitating for a war with Iran and, as early as 2010, had developed a fantastical proposal for using mercenaries to wage it.

Jan 17 09:12

HAH! Not a Single Jeopardy Contestant Knows Who Adam Schiff Is… Even with a Picture! (VIDEO)

Adam Schiff was recently an answer on Jeopardy and not one contestant knew who he was.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek showed a picture of Adam Schiff and said, “1/53rd of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee Chairman.”

Jan 17 09:11

WALLS WORK: Illegal Aliens Get STUCK On Top Of Trump’s Border Wall! (VIDEO)

Illegal aliens got stuck at the top of Trump’s border wall while attempting to sneak into the United States from Mexico.
During a campaign rally in Milwaukee, President Trump praised the effectiveness of climb resistor technology and told the crowd that the wall has been fully financed.

Jan 17 09:10

REPORT: Homelessness Has Become The Number One Issue For Voters In California

The homeless situation in California is out of control.
Many cities now have massive tent communities and are dealing with the associated health hazards like human waste and disease.
It should come as no surprise that this is now the top issue for voters in the state.

Jan 17 09:10

Another Nothing-Burger: OMB Director Blasts GAO Following Outrageous Opinion on President Trump’s Aid to Ukraine

Earlier today Speaker Pelosi announced that NEW EVIDENCE by the GAO found that President Trump broke the law by not handing over tax-payer dollars to the corrupt Ukrainian government fast enough.

Jan 17 09:10

FLASHBACK: GAO Found Barack Obama Broke the Law in 2014 and Put US Lives in Danger – But No Calls for His Impeachment

Speaker Pelosi switched tactics once again this morning.
Democrats now want to impeach President Trump for not giving tax-payer dollars to the corrupt Ukrainian government fast enough.
Pelosi made the announcement on Thursday morning during her weekly briefing.

Jan 17 09:09

O’Keefe: Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Field Director Bailed Kyle Jurek Out of Jail After Recent Arrest – Were Campaign Funds Used to Bail Him Out?

Project Veritas this week released part 1 and 2 of their “Expose 2020” series showing a Bernie Sanders field organizer praising Joseph Stalin and saying he had a legitimate reason to use gulags.

Jan 17 09:09

Fake News Takes on Fake News: HBO Hires CNN’s Brian Stelter on Documentary on Fake News — A Week After CNN Settles in Covington Catholic Smears

Sandmann’s lawyers filed an $800 million lawsuit against CNN, WaPo and NBC Universal after the outlets used a selectively edited video to make Nick Sandmann and his fellow Covington friends look like they harassed Nathan Phillips, a Native American who attended the Indigenous Peoples March in DC… But it was all a lie so CNN settled with the teen for their horrible smears.

Jan 17 09:08

White House Fires Back Over Absurd Charges From Lev Parnas

The White House on Thursday fired back at allegations from Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born businessman and former associate of the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Jan 17 09:06

Abducted Syrian bishops killed in 2016 by former US-backed rebel group: report

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – A new investigative report released on January 15th by Agenzia Fides revealed that the two Syrian bishops kidnapped by the militants in Aleppo were killed, ending nearly seven years of speculation.

Jan 17 09:03

Killing Soleimani broke international law: former Nuremburg war crimes prosecutor

US President Donald Trump’s order to “take out” head of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani on the territory of Iraq was immoral and constituted a violation of international law, American lawyer and former Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz wrote in a letter to The New York Times.

Ferencz, aged 99, was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial. one of the 12 military trials held by the US authorities in Nuremberg, Germany.
http://www.benferencz.org/

Jan 17 08:57

Key Architect of 2003 Iraq War Is Now a Key Architect of Trump Iran Policy

David Wurmser was a longtime advocate of war with Iraq in the Bush administration. Eventually, he got what he wanted, and it was a total disaster. Now, Wurmser again has the ear of a president — this time, Donald Trump — and his sights are set firmly on Iran.

An influential neoconservative in President George W. Bush’s White House who became a significant force behind the push for war with Iraq in 2003, Wurmser has recently been serving as an informal adviser to the Trump administration, according to new reporting from Bloomberg News. In that capacity, Wurmser helped make the case for the recent drone strike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

Jan 17 08:49

Red Flag Nation: Anti-Gun Laws, Sanctuary Cities and the Second Amendment

Mark my words: gun control legislation, especially in the form of red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people suspected of being threats, will only add to the government’s power.

These laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, are yet another Trojan Horse, a stealth maneuver by the police state to gain greater power over an unsuspecting and largely gullible populace.

Seventeen states now have red flag laws on their books.

That number is growing.

Jan 17 08:48

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Jan 17 08:46

FACT CHECK: It turns out there are almost certainly half a BILLION firearms in the hands of Americans right now… and Dems want to somehow confiscate them all

Not only will Democratic Leftists face a heap of opposition to any such edict, but they’ll also have to stare down lots of firepower as well. As reported by The Truth About Guns, the number of privately-owned firearms in America is staggering — many more than most people even know.

The website noted that one of the more popular gun estimate figures in the U.S. is 300 million, coupled with 12 trillion rounds of ammunition. But another estimate, first publicized in 2017, puts the figure much higher.

Jenn Jacques, writing at Bearing Arms in June of that year, noted:

I’ve also seen one that claims we have over 400 million guns and 24 trillion rounds of ammunition. The fact is, while there is no definitive way to tally all the firearms in the United States, it is commonly accepted and reported that there are roughly 300 million firearms in the hands of law-abiding Americans.

Jan 17 08:43

Buy guns while you can: Hawaii Senate calls for repeal of the Second Amendment and the criminalization of private gun ownership

Democrat legislators in Hawaii, one of the most gun-restrictive states in the nation, are calling on the United States Congress to modify or repeal the Second Amendment as part of their latest insidious attempt at overriding the God-given, constitutional right of all Americans to bear arms.

Known as Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) No. 42, the measure urges Congress “to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms,” calling into question what Hawaii Democrats have dubbed the “individual right theory.”

Jan 17 08:38

Lexington And Concord Redux In Virginia

Tragically, most Americans do not have any idea what it was that actually triggered America’s War for Independence. The primary reason was not “taxation without representation,” or taxes of any kind, for that matter.

“The shot heard ’round the world” in the pre-dawn hours of April 19, 1775, on Lexington Green, Massachusetts, was probably inevitable, but the causes of its occurrence cannot be denied. The primary mission of the British Crown that morning was to confiscate the firearms of the colonists in Lexington and Concord. It sent 800 military troops to fulfill that mission.

Warned of the approaching British troops by Paul Revere and William Dawes, a little over 70 men (mostly from the congregation of the Church at Lexington, pastored by Jonas Clark) stood on Lexington Green, muskets in arm, to face the troops. The rest, as they say, is history.

Jan 17 07:48

Sen. Rand Paul Joins Hannity to Sound the Alarm! GOP Snakes in Senate May Block Trump’s Witnesses in Impeachment Trial (VIDEO)

Senator Rand Paul is continuing to sound the alarm
about
the possibility of some of his Republican colleagues voting to allow only the witnesses called by Democrats during the impeachment trial.

Jan 17 07:46

“I Never Spoke with This Individual – And Frankly I Don’t Trust Any Word He’s Now Saying” – HUGE! – Ukrainian FM Prystaiko Responds to Democrats’ Lev Parnas Stunt (VIDEO)

On Monday Democrats released ‘notes’ by Lev Parnas that he claims show Rudy Giuliani ordered him to to call the President Zelensky of Ukraine and tell him aid would not be forthcoming if he didn’t agree to investigate the Bidens.

Jan 17 07:44

BREAKING: Feds Probing James Comey for Previously Unreported Leaks Involving Wasserman-Schultz and Soros’s Open Societies Foundations

Fired FBI Chief James Comey admitted in June 2017 during Congressional testimony that he leaked memos to his close friend Daniel Richman, a law professor at Columbia University, in order to push a special counsel against President Trump.

Jan 17 07:44

Democrat Impeachment Manager Lost Gun As Police Chief – Is Russian Conspiracist

Orlando Congresswoman Val Demings has become on of the central figures in Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump. If you have followed her tweets or watched her performances on the House Judiciary or Select Committee on Intelligence, you understand that she is your run-of-the-mill deranged Democrat obsessed with removing Trump from office, despite the fact that he has committed no crimes or impeachable offenses.

Jan 17 07:43

Pelosi on Impeachment Process: It’s Not a Question of “Proof” It’s About “Allegations” (VIDEO)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday responded to reporters asking questions about the impeachment witnesses after she signed the articles of impeachment.
For Pelosi and the Democrat-media complex it’s not about proof of any crimes committed by Trump, it’s about smearing him with bogus allegations.

Jan 17 07:42

Here We Go… Pelosi Insists House Dems Have New Evidence in Impeachment Scam — After GAO Rules It’s ILLEGAL to Withhold US Taxpayer Dollars to Ukraine!

Here we go…
Speaker Pelosi switches tactics.
Democrats now want to impeach President Trump for not giving tax-payer dollars to the corrupt Ukrainian government fast enough.

Jan 17 07:41

Brennan Falsely Claims Trump Wrote Note Released by Schiff Saying “Get Zelensky to Announce Biden Investigation”

Former CIA Director John Brennan falsely claimed during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Wednesday evening that President Trump wrote the note released by Schiff earlier this week saying “get Zelensky to announce Biden investigation.”

Jan 17 06:08

Trump Was Right! Israeli UN Ambassador Says Soleimani Was Planning Attacks on US Embassies and US Assets (VIDEO)

President Trump on Friday revealed to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that Iran planned to attack four embassies.
“We will tell you that probably it was going to be the embassy in Baghdad,” Trump told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

Jan 17 06:08

Markets Surge to New Record on Trump Trade News! Up Nearly 267 Points – Investors Ignore Crazy Pelosi’s Sham Impeachment Scam

The greatest stock market rally ever in US History continues. DOW gained 267 points after gaining 91 points on Wednesday – And set another new all-time closing high!

Jan 17 05:41

Kamala Harris Laughs It Up Before Saying Impeachment Trial Is ‘Solemn And Serious Moment’

Democrats are positively giddy that President Trump faces removal from office.
And none is more giddy than the Democratic senators themselves.
Shortly after the two articles of impeachment were read in the Senate in a somber ceremony, Sen. Kamala Harris of California appeared on MSNBC. She simply could not contain her glee.

Jan 17 05:40

US Senate Passes Trump’s USMCA Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico — On Same Morning Democrats Walk Impeachment Papers to Senate

The US Senate is voting this morning on the USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
President Trump signed the deal back in 2018 but Speaker Pelosi sat on it for over a year because she did not want to giver President Trump and the country a win.

Jan 17 05:11

If The Democrats Lose in 2020, They'll Try to Destroy the Country

If the Democrats lose the elections in 2020, I believe they will try and destroy our country.
That may seem like hyperbole, and blowing things way out of proportion, but based on what we’ve seen the past few years, it is almost undeniable.

Jan 17 05:11

Disgusting Impeachment Charade Brutally Summed Up by a Single Cartoon

Yesterday’s impeachment charade was quite the spectacle and circus.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her motley crew of bottom dwelling scum-sucking Democrats made impeachment seem like a cross between a party and a religious ceremony.

Jan 16 22:55

Reading Sun Tzu in Tehran

To completely avoid targeting soldiers at a large military base is no mean feat – it suggests an accuracy within a meter or two – not ten meters – for Iranian missiles.

Isn’t this the point? It suggests that advances in Iran’s guidance systems can land missiles with extreme precision.

The US bases around the region – in short – now represent vulnerable US infrastructure – and not strength. Ditto for those expensive carrier battle fleets. The Iranian message was clear and very pertinent to those who understand (or want to understand). To others, less strategically aware, it might seem that Iran pulled its military punch, and showed weakness. Actually, when you have just demonstrated the ability to upend the military status quo, there is no need for a hail of trumpets.

Jan 16 22:51

The Russian Prime Minister Resigns And No One Knows Why

A curious 'regime change' happened in Russia today as the Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev and his whole cabinet resigned.

This morning President Vladimir Putin held his yearly speech to the Federal Assembly of Russia (English transcript). Putin spoke about Russia's demographic situation, its weaponry and the celebration of the upcoming 75th anniversary of its second world war victory.

But the most important part was about constitutional changes. A summary via TASS:

Jan 16 22:48

Northam Declares State of Emergency in Virginia Because “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol”

The drama in Virginia has escalated again as Governor Ralph Northam declares an official State of Emergency before January 20th’s “Lobby Day” protests.

Jan 16 21:12

EXCLUSIVE: BA captain sends Mayday alert and wears oxygen mask to land plane at Heathrow as co-pilot is 'overcome by fumes' at controls

The incident is the latest in so-called 'fume events' involving flight crew on a BA passenger jet and the Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) is investigating.

Almost 300 'fume events' were reported on BA flights last year and almost 100 cases of alleged 'aerotoxicity' are being brought against the airline.

Jan 16 21:08

'You watched me be abused': Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts takes aim at Naomi Campbell and Ghislaine Maxwell as she tweets 'you saw me at your parties, you saw me in Epstein's homes'

Jeffrey Epstein's former 'sex slave' has shared photos of what seem to be her standing next to Naomi Campbell and Ghislaine Maxwell in a tweet that claims: 'You watched me be abused'.

Virginia Roberts alleges she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times at the homes of his late friend Epstein, who she says trafficked her while she was underage over the course of years of abuse.

The 36-year-old tweeted a message today alleging guests saw her at parties and did not intervene to help. Roberts appeared to be pictured beside supermodel Naomi Campbell at her 31st birthday party in St Tropez, France, in 2001.

Roberts, who now goes by her married name of Giuffre, named Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Naomi Campbell and Prince Andrew in the tweet - though it is not clear who precisely she is accusing of what.

Jan 16 19:16

Poll: Many Americans Oppose Killing Iranian General Soleimani

Most glad Trump didn't escalate attacks to a full war
Jason Ditz Posted on January 15, 2020Categories NewsTags Iran, Trump

A new poll from Politico-Morning Consult shows the American public substantially less on board with escalatory violence against Iran than media coverage of the situation would generally lead one to believe.

The poll showed the decision to assassinate top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was highly controversial. Despite weeks of vilifying Soleimani, only 44% support his killing, and 38% continue to disapprove.

Jan 16 16:54

45-year-old man claims he identifies as 8-year-old girl in child porn defense

A Michigan man facing charges for possessing child pornography defended himself by claiming he identifies as an eight-year-old girl and therefore should have his rights protected under the First Amendment.

Jan 16 13:44

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani.

Yet a bigger bang awaits us throughout the decade: the myriad declinations of the New Great Game in Eurasia, which pits the US against Russia, China and Iran, the three major nodes of Eurasia integration.

Jan 16 13:29

JRR Tolkien's son Christopher dies aged 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien, has died aged 95, the Tolkien Society has announced.

The society, which promotes the life and works of the celebrated writer, released a short statement on Twitter to confirm the news.

The statement said: “Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family.”

Tolkien, who was born in Leeds in 1924, was the third and youngest son of the revered fantasy author and his wife Edith. He grew up listening to his fathers tales of Bilbo Baggins, which later became the children’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit.

Jan 16 13:26

Emigration Center Disappears under Snow

“We’ve never before had snow on this scale,” states Valgeir Þorvaldsson, director of the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós, North Iceland, located in two-story houses that almost disappeared under a thick blanket of snow during the big storm last week.

“When building these houses, it never occurred to us we’d have to shovel [snow] off these roofs. There are, I believe, 9 meters (30 ft) up to the gable of the biggest house, and the roofs are very steep, too,” he continues.

Jan 16 12:48

California: Buying Health Insurance Without Being Slimed

By law, the only period of in the year (barring extreme or life changing circumstances) in which you can start, or change, your health insurance plan ended on December 15, nationwide.

Open enrollment in California, however, continues all the way until the end of January --11:59 p.m., January 31, 2020, to be exact.

Needless to say, Health Insurance companies want as many Californians to think this deadline has passed as possible.

That way, when they find out their plan was "upgraded" and is now prohibitively expensive, they will assume – wrongly – that there is nothing they can do.

A guest post by Corporanon.

Jan 16 12:47

US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off Social Media in Vast Censorship Operation

Darius Shahtahmasebi, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that appear to be in support of the late Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, a company spokesperson recently told CNN.

“We operate under U.S. sanctions laws, including those related to the U.S. government’s designation of the IRGC and its leadership,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

The Iranian government has responded by calling for legal action against Instagram, going so far as to create a portal for the users to submit posts that have been removed by the social media giant. Iran’s government spokesperson, Ali Rabiei called the move “undemocratic.”

Jan 16 12:43

Northam to declare temporary emergency, ban guns from Capitol Grounds

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights.

That's according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them.

One official says the Democratic governor plans to announce the plans at a news conference Wednesday afternoon because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism.

Jan 16 12:41

What’s the Point of NATO If You Are Not Prepared to Use It Against Iran?

Currently NATO is an anachronism as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, but the desire to continue to play soldier on an international stage has granted it a measure of life support. Indeed, the alliance is regularly auditioning for new members. Its latest addition is Montenegro, which has a military consisting of 2,000 men and women, roughly one brigade. If Montenegro should be attacked, the United States is obligated to come to its assistance.

It would all be something like comic opera featuring the Duke of Plaza Toro but for the fact that there are certain things that NATO does that are not really defensive in nature but are rather destabilizing.

Jan 16 12:39

FLASHBACK: U.S. finally admits Agent Orange residue poisoned its own soldiers

After decades of denial, the Department of Veteran Affairs finally acknowledged that Monsanto’s Agent Orange, a herbicide sprayed across Vietnam during the war, was responsible for the health ailments of over 2,100 Air Force servicemen.

Jan 16 12:36

FLASHBACK: This is the face of the ISIS sex slave market

The US Military is responsible for this.

While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves. In a fusion of ancient barbaric practices and modern technology, IS sells the women like chattel on smartphone apps and shares databases that contain their photographs and the names of their “owners” to prevent their escape through IS checkpoints. The fighters are assassinating smugglers who rescue the captives, just as funds to buy the women out of slavery are drying up.

Jan 16 12:34

FLASHBACK: 'CIA created ISIS', says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.

Jan 16 12:32

Iran has a 'shockingly strong' war-crimes case against Trump over Soleimani's killing — and it could win

Iran will pursue war-crimes charges against President Donald Trump at the International Criminal Court in the Hague over the January 3 assassination of its top commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, outside Baghdad's international airport, according to Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, the spokesman for Iran's top judicial authorities.

Jan 16 12:31

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

By William Blum

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

Jan 16 12:29

Communist Sanders 2020 Staffer Talks About Jacobin Revolution in Latest Project Veritas Expose

In the second installment of its “Expose 2020” series, Project Veritas has dug deeper into the far-left views of the Sanders campaign’s Iowa field organizer Kyle Jurek. Describing himself as an “anarcho-communist,” he praised Soviet-era gulags and discussed how he would like to force Americans who disagree with his twisted ideology to undergo “re-education.”

He added that the only alternative to gulags would be to line those opposed to his ideology up against a wall and murder them. But, he also made it clear he’s not the only member of the campaign staff who has been harboring the same leftist viewpoints:

Jan 16 11:03

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter remove accounts and content opposing the illegal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani

The government in the district of criminals is not legitimate. They have destroyed the 1st amendment and they are working on the 2nd.

By Kevin Reed
16 January 2020

In a major escalation of online censorship, Google, Facebook and Twitter have deleted accounts and removed social media posts on multiple platforms that are opposed to the criminal assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani by the Trump administration in a drone missile strike on January 3. There are indications that these censorship moves have been carried out at the direction of the US government.

Jan 16 10:58

Did The US or Israel Hack Iran Air Defenses Taking Down Flight 752?

Did The US or Israel Hack Iran Air Defenses Taking Down Flight 752?
What really happened to Flight 752 over Iran. Who is the mysterious man that just so happen to be up 6 AM filming Commercial airliners in the Dark? Oh did we forget that the US made it legal to lie to Americans in 2013

Jan 16 10:56

FLASHBACK:Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We Would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

No matter who we vote for in this rigged system we get screwed!

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Jan 16 10:53

Who’s To Blame for Flight 752?

Who’s to blame for downing Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752? Everyone’s pointing the finger at Iran. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that it must take “full responsibility,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is demanding an official apology, while even Iranian protesters are calling on Supreme Leader Ali Khameinei to resign.

Jan 16 10:50

Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More to the Story

The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a “terrorist” on a mission to carry out an “imminent” attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so why should one believe anything else relating to recent developments in Iran and Iraq? To be sure, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 departing from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on the morning of January 8th with 176 passengers and crew on board was shot down by Iranian air defenses, something which the government of the Islamic Republic has admitted, but there just might be considerably more to the story involving cyberwarfare carried out by the US and possibly Israeli governments.

Jan 16 10:48

Yes: Reporters Are Bought and Paid for

Udo Ulfkotte’s amazing book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalism) was published by Kopp Verlag in 2014. The book was a sensation and sold 1.5 million copies in Germany, but no major U.S. publisher would bring out an English translation. Finally, last month a small publisher, Progressive Press, published an English language edition titled Presstitutes: Embedded in the Pay of the CIA.

Jan 16 10:42

White House abruptly cancels Iran briefings amid contradictions

When you violate US and International Law and murder a diplomat and then lie through your teeth........

The Trump administration has abruptly called off four classified congressional briefings for lawmakers, who were seeking explanation about contradictory statements of the White House over assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

The State Department cancelled two briefings on the Trump administration's Iran strategy at the last moment on Wednesday, CNN reported.

Another schedule for a separate closed-door session for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was also cancelled.

FBI officials had been about to brief a group of House lawmakers on counterintelligence issues, during the briefing that was added to the calendar late last week.

The Pentagon also scrapped a Thursday classified briefing on Iran.

Jan 16 10:15

Ick! Top 50 U.S. cities for bed bugs

Jan 16 10:10

ABC’s Matthew Dowd: Bernie Sanders Is A Sexist For Running Against Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton

So now the very prospect of running against a woman for president makes someone sexist, according to ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd.

Jan 16 10:10

‘Sad’ Pelosi Grins While Signing Impeachment Articles. Internet Explodes Over Her Golden Pens.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has previously said that she “feels sad” over impeachment, busted out a major grin on Wednesday when she signed the Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Jan 16 10:09

“The Greatest Sino-American Event Since Nixon’s Trip to China” – Presidential Historian Doug Wead Cheers President Trump’s Historic US-China Trade Deal (VIDEO)

On Wednesday morning President Donald Trump will sign an historic trade agreement with the Chinese government officials.
The left and GOP elites said this would NEVER happen. They said Trump was reckless and would ruin the economy.

Jan 16 09:42

Leftists’ Favorite Debate Moment: Atheist Ron Reagan’s Commercial Chortling He’s ‘Not Afraid Of Burning In Hell’

During the CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, a prominent atheist organization reupped its 2014 commercial featuring Ron Reagan Jr, the son of President Ronald Reagan, trumpeting his support for the organization and boasting he was “not afraid of burning in hell,” which elicited an enthusiastic response with leftists across social media.

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