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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 08 10:30

WATCH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY WON’T VOTE ON WAR IN YEMEN

THE BRUTAL WAR in Yemen has intensified in recent days, with the Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States increasing its bombing campaign and blockade of ports. Meanwhile, the architect of the war, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has launched a widespread purge of the government, while using a missile launched from Yemen as a pretext to threaten war with Iran.

Yet American lawmakers are still avoiding a vote on authorizing U.S. involvement in the conflict.

Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the U.S. military for intelligence sharing, refueling flights for coalition warplanes, and the transfer of American-made cluster bombs, rockets, and other munitions used against targets in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one factor that Mr. Fang misses in this article and video, and the other reason why Congressional representatives may be "punting" on this; they may be making a "killing", literally and figuratively, from their investments in the military/industrial complex which have sold Saudi Arabia billions of dollars worth of weapons since the war began in 2015.

Congressional representatives are not bound by American law to put their financial estates into a blind trust, when they assume office, as is the President, so can make beaucoup bucks through tips and inside trading.

Nov 08 10:23

Saudi Airstrikes Kill Over 30 Civilians in Northern Yemen

Saudi warplanes targeted a residential area in Yemen’s Hajj Province Tuesday, leveling a large building that served as housing for an extended family, killing all within. Over 30 people were killed in the attacks, overwhelmingly women and children.

The attacks took place against a village not far from the Saudi border, and left a number of other civilians wounded. It’s not clear why the attacks were carried out in the first place, and Saudi officials have not commented on the matter.

Saudi airstrikes have been killing dozens of civilians on a regular basis since early 2015, leading to a massive death toll. This has fueled international criticism of Saudi war crimes, and both the US and British governments for selling the Saudis such arms when they’re used so recklessly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is simply a matter of revenge against the Houthis, who lobbed a Yemeni home-made missile at Riyadh, which was intercepted, a couple of days ago.

The killing of innocent women, children, and infants is standard stock in trade for the Saudi military; but this senseless act of murderous revenge will only inflame Houthi resolve to hit Saudi Arabia harder, unfortunately.

Nov 08 10:15

The JFK Cover-up Continues: Jacob Hornberger on The Corbett Report - Corbett Report Extras


Published on Nov 8, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24850

Jacob Hornberger, President and Founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation and author of The Kennedy Autopsy, joins us today about the JFK files (un)dump that (didn't) happen last week. We talk about the ongoing cover up of the JFK files, what cookie crumbs researchers have found so far, and what they tell us about the criminal nature of the deep state.

Nov 08 10:12

US CREDIT CARD DEBT RISES ABOVE $1 TRILLION AS STUDENT, AUTO LOANS HIT ALL TIME HIGH

Earlier in 2017, using the latest Fed data newspapers and financial media reported that US consumer credit card debt had risen above $1 trillion for the first time since the financial crisis. Ironically, just a few months later the Fed revised its data series sending the revolving credit total back under this "psychological number." At least until today, when the latest consumer credit update from the Fed disclosed that in September, consumer credit rose by $20.8 billion, more than the $17.5 billion expected, of which $14.4 billion was non-revolving, auto and student loans, and $6.4 billion was credit card debt. Total consumer credit rose by 6.6% Y/Y, rising to $3.788 trillion as of Sept. 30. This was the single biggest monthly increase since November 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely unsustainable.

Nov 08 10:09

TAX CUTS WILL BALLOON US DEBT TO 120% OF GDP, BUT BOOST TO ECONOMY WILL BE “SHORT-LIVED

It’s uncertain what if anything in the mix of tax cuts and tax increases being kicked around in Congress will become law. But Fitch Ratings believes that some combination will make it, and that it will sap US government revenues. “Under a realistic scenario of tax cuts and macro conditions,” the US deficit would rise to 4% of GDP next year, and balloon the US debt to 120% of GDP by 2027.

And that might be the best-case scenario.

That debt-to-GDP ratio just shot up to 105% – based on annualized Q3 GDP of $19.5 trillion and the US gross national debt of $20.5 trillion that had spiked by $640 billion in eight Weeks, following the suspension of the debt ceiling in September. The debt-to-GDP ratio was 103% earlier this year.

Fitch said in the report that it expects some version of the package to pass the US Congress, and that it “will be revenue negative, even under generous assumptions about its growth impact.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these numbers are correct, this doesn't appear to be a great tax plan whatsoever, in the long term.

Nov 08 10:06

WHAT THE PARADISE PAPERS TELL US ABOUT GLOBAL BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ELITES

The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specialises in offshore services reveal how the global elite avoids paying taxes. Even the name has the same ring to it as last year’s Panama Papers expose. But the Paradise Papers are different, reflecting the complexity of the global offshore tax system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The rules" are only supposed to work, and be "bent slightly" for the elite; never for We the People.

Nov 08 09:54

Black student activists demand criminal charges for hate-crime hoaxer

When police declined to charge a black man for a hoax involving threatening racist messages on his car, Kansas State University’s Black Student Union objected.

The group released a shocking statement late Monday demanding that criminal charges be filed against Dauntarius Williams for his supposed “Halloween prank,” saying it was “appalled, disgusted and hurt” by his actions, which constitute “hate speech” regardless of his race:

Nov 08 09:27

America's "Abject Servitude" Is Now Exposed

These are the poisoned fruits of a neofeudal system in which power, wealth and political influence are concentrated in the apex of the wealth-power pyramid.

Stripped of pretense, ours is a culture of rape. Apologists for the system that spawned this culture of rape claim that this violence is the work of a few scattered sociopaths. The apologists are wrong: The system generates a culture of rape.

The engine of our culture of rape is the elevation of the entitled-insider class to untouchability: they are above the law, and more equal than others in their freedom to impose every sick sociopathology known to humanity on the powerless peasants imprisoned in our noxious neofeudal system.

For the true sickness of our society and culture is measured not in the vile crimes of our entitled-insider class: it's measured by the armies of enablers, protectors, enforcers and apologists who protect the entitled-insider class from exposure and justice.

Nov 08 08:38

Trump: Year One – Justin Raimondo

Trump is neither monster nor savior, and that is surely evident on this first anniversary of the Trump victory

As the one year anniversary of Trump’s triumph approaches, the pathetic remnants of American liberalism still haven’t recognized its meaning, or reconciled themselves to their loss of State power. They dream of impeachment, or even an outright coup: their contempt for the Great American Middle – “the deplorables!” – defines their politics, which, by now, are almost entirely negative: anti-Trump, anti-Russia, anti-bourgeois.

Nov 08 08:28

‘Private security guard’ Troy Goff no longer protecting Campos, nowhere to be found

Crowdsource the Truth’s Jason Goodman revisited Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos’s home Tuesday where he confirmed that Campos’s private security guard Troy Goff was nowhere to be found.

Nov 08 07:58

Folks Are Sharing How Much They’ve Changed In The Year Since The Presidential Election

Wednesday marks one year since the 2016 presidential election. But for some people, the 12 months following President Donald Trump’s victory have felt much longer.

Nov 08 07:58

Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal

A Pennsylvania man was arrested after police say he murdered his female friend when she rejected his marriage proposal, according to NBC Philadelphia.

Nov 08 07:56

Trump Pentagon pick says its 'insane' for civilians to own semi-automatic weapons

No difference between Hillary and Trump now. Support America and the Constitution not corrupt politicians.

President Trump’s nominee to lead the military health system said Tuesday he thinks it is “insane” for civilians to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one a gunman used to kill 26 people at a Texas church.

Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University and retired Air Force colonel, made his remarks during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Service committee, according to the Washington Examiner.

“I may get in trouble with other members of the committee just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used,” Winslow said. “I think that's an issue not as much for this committee, but elsewhere.”

Nov 08 07:53

Some companies still paying Puerto Rico employees despite closed stores after hurricanes

Some companies with locations in Puerto Rico, where hurricanes have caused unprecedented death and destruction and power is not yet restored in many areas, have continued paying their employees despite store closures.

Nov 08 07:53

Mass. Trooper Sues Police Leaders After He Was Told To Alter Arrest Report Of Judge's Daughter

Massachusetts State Police are defending their actions after a trooper filed suit alleging that top police commanders disciplined him and forced him to revise an arrest report for a judge's daughter.

Nov 08 07:47

FILM WRONG! DILLINGER NOT KILLED BY FBI! FACT: HOOVER COVERUP!

by Jay Robert Nash

Will there never be an end to this? Probably not, since the FBI (and no one else) has ever refuted the FACTS (far beyond my theory) I presented in several books about the shooting at the Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

It was not out of Melvin Purvis' grandiosity, but his expediency to appease J. Edgar Hoover's grandiosity, that Purvis, the FBI agent in charge that night in Chicago, allowed the wrong man to be killed. You must know how all this worked in those days. When Hoover took over the Bureau in 1924, replacing William Burns, the Bureau was a corrupt instrument of the Harding administration, with FBI agents like Gaston Bullock Means conducting widespread blackmail and extortion from a corner office in the Bureau and Hoover had a hell of a time getting rid of Means and others.

Nov 08 07:04

Suspected Illegal Alien Shoots At Cars On I-35 With Assault Rifle, Hits 7yo Girl In The Head, 4 Others

A non-citizen and suspected illegal alien went on a shooting spree with an AR-style rifle at Interstate 35 in Texas on Saturday morning.

He shot a 7-year-old girl in the head and four others. The girl is reportedly in critical condition.

Unlike Sunday's shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, this mass shooting barely made the news.

Nov 08 07:03

GOP Establishment's Ed Gillespie Trounced In VA, TIME Mag Hails Demographic Shift For "Boosting Dems"

Republican establishment candidate Ed Gillespie was trounced by Democratic establishment candidate Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor's race on Tuesday.

Nov 08 06:05

Where Are We Going? | The Fall of Three Shields (3) - Suspicious0bservers


If the conclusion of the research is correct then we are about to enter a region of the galaxy where there is no dust and no protective magnetic sheild. Indicators suggest we may be about to witness a pole shift in the near future. A geological mystery solved?

PART 1: Sun's Motion In The Galaxy https://youtu.be/hilN8eNp930
PART 2: Exodus From The Cloud https://youtu.be/wovUYvAX59s

Nov 08 05:39

Israeli kindergarten raid terrifies Palestinian kids

Occupied East Jerusalem - Teachers and parents have decried a raid on a school by Israeli forces that resulted in the arrests of the school's deputy principal and three teachers. Israeli police entered the Zahwa al-Quds kindergarten and primary school in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina on Monday and made the arrests because staff refused to follow Israel's education standard, according to school staff. "Israel is attempting to force our school to adopt the Israeli education curriculum," Ziad al-Shamali, head of the school's parent committee, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday. "We are refusing this. So they decided to raid our school and scare our children."
Note: Please insert ILLEGAL...ILLEGAL in front of occupied every time you see it!

Nov 08 03:57

GOTCHA!! HORRIFIC HATE CRIME

Dauntarius Williams won’t face charges for filing a false police report about the n-word graffiti and threat he painted on his own car near Kansas State University, The Kansas City Star reports.

Riley County Police said that because Williams admitted he was behind the graffiti and was “genuinely remorseful,” it would “not be in the best interests” of the community to charge him.

Nov 08 02:31

Trump's Best New Policy in the Mideast Would Be No New Policy

President Trump’s stance on conflict in the Middle East is a mixture of bellicose threats and demonisation of opponents combined with rather more cautious and carefully calculated action or inaction on the ground. Leaders in Baghdad, Damascus, Riyadh and Tehran face the same problem as those in Tokyo and London, uncertain where the rhetoric ends and the reality begins and unsure if Trump himself distinguishes much between the two.

The debate about Trump in the Middle East does differ from that in the rest of the world in one important respect: the need for an answer here is more urgent because of the greater likelihood of a crisis, which Trump might provoke or exacerbate.

When he was first elected, the urgency seemed very great but there has been no major new crisis that put him to the test. For all his denunciations of President Obama for his supposedly feeble defence of American interests, US strategy in Iraq and Syria has remained very much the same.>>>

Nov 08 02:29

Ryabkov: Russia Never Supported Total N Korea Embargo, There is an Alternative

Russia has never supported a total embargo of North Korea, the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said, commenting on Trump's call on the world to abandon support for Kim Jong Un’s regime.
"We have never supported the idea of a total embargo of the DPRK, like any other country. We believe that the real problem of violation of a series of UN Security Council resolutions by Pyongyang and Pyongyang's provocative actions occurred in the past should be resolved in a completely different way," Ryabkov said.

"Pushing, pressure, sanctions, especially the blockade, embargo" are not the way Russia acts in the global arena, Ryabkov added.

Earlier in the day, Donald Trump called on the world — calling out by name Russia and China — to stop supporting the North Korean regime>>>

Nov 07 17:11

Is Weinstein a Scapegoat Messiah?

E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine, discusses the connection between Harvey Weinstein and John 11:50 where Caiaphas, the high priest, counselled the Jews: "That it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not."

Nov 07 16:46

Ambassador Haley Says US Will Leave U.N Unless Israel is Treated Fairly!

Ambassador to what country?

Nov 07 16:32

Child porn found on former Democrat Radnor commissioner's iPad

Photos from as young as the age of 2!

Nov 07 16:25

Yemen's Houthis threaten to hit ports, airports in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement, which aids the country's army in its fight against Saudi Arabia’s deadly military campaign, has threatened to launch more missile attacks on ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in retaliation for the massacre of thousands of Yemenis.

“All airports, ports, border crossings and areas of any importance to Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be a direct target of our weapons, which is a legitimate right,” the Houthi political office said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We will not stand idly by, we will seek more radical means to prevent both the tightening of the blockade and all acts aimed at starving and humiliating the people of Yemen,” the statement added.

The development came a day after the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen announced that it had “decided to temporarily close all Yemeni air, sea and land ports.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please note that it was not an Iranian official making this threat; it was a member of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Nov 07 16:14

Clinton Loyalists At Foggy Bottom Are Outraged Over Tillerson Push To Fulfill FOIA Requests, Here's Why...

Nearly a month ago, in an October 17th email to all State Department employees, Rex Tillerson announced his decision to ramp up FOIA processing to clear a backlog of requests. As part of the new effort, Tillerson set an ambitious—some say implausible—goal of clearing the massive backlog by the end of 2017.

Of course, while more transparency, rather than less, from government entities is generally considered a positive thing, the army of Clinton loyalists still occupying career positions at the State Department are suddenly concerned about efforts to speed the disclosure of documents from the Clinton era and say it's nothing more than a political witch hunt. From Politico:

Tillerson says his goal is transparency. But many State workers fear the real reason is political: expediting the public release of thousands of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s official emails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Clintonista loyalists still hanging on in the Trump administration; if you didn't want to get caught, you should not have committed unethical behaviour; it is just that simple.

And if you get named and shamed, so be it; you brought it on your own heads.

Nov 07 16:11

The Economy Is Okay?! U.S. Retail Store Closings Hit New Record High As West Coast Homelessness Soars

Whenever I write about our “retail apocalypse”, many try to counter my arguments by pointing out the growing dominance of Amazon. And I certainly can’t deny that online shopping is on the rise, but it still accounts for less than 10 percent of total U.S. retail sales. No, something bigger is happening in our economy, and it isn’t receiving nearly enough attention from the mainstream media.

Back in 2008, a plummeting economy absolutely devastated retailers and it resulted in an all-time record of 6,163 retail stores being closed that year.

So far in 2017, over 6,700 stores have been shut down and we still have nearly two months to go! The following comes from CNN…

More store closings have been announced in 2017 than any other year on record.

Since January 1, retailers have announced plans to shutter more than 6,700 stores in the U.S., according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer is Hell, no!!

Nov 07 16:03

Criminal War Propaganda 

The Pentagon budget alone for illegal war propaganda is about $626,000,0001 per year. Generous taxpayers relinquish these funds so that the Pentagon can contaminate the public mindset to the detriment of humanity, foreign and domestic.

The contamination of the public mindset is a necessary precondition to aggressive, criminal warfare in furtherance of a self-devouring political economy. Once the public is convinced that there is a War On Terror (which is a Big Lie), further astronomical transfers of money from the people to the oligarchs and narrow vested interests – all to the detriment of the vast majority of the population – are easy to justify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember; the government's job is to lie to you to further its geopolitical agendas.

These agendas are generally involved with regime change; making a country's government more US and Western-centric than it was in its previous incarnation; and expropriating resources to which the multinationals contributing to both US political parties, have utterly no moral right.

Rinse, repeat.

The entire goal is to put as much of this planet under US hegemonic control as possible, and insure that the money paid for the resouces of that country are only US dollars, and only to countries the US government feels is sympathetic to to its goals and financial/geopolitical outcomes.

Americans are among the most lied-to people on the face of this earth; but now, I think that there is a great awakening coming, particularly with all the current political scandals and revelations coming out of the DNC's shenanigans in last year's elections.

Nov 07 15:42

“Unparalleled Catastrophe”: The Possible Use of Nuclear Weapons by the US Within Months? Why?

– President Trump’s speech to and about Iran and the nuclear deal was not only totally unacceptable in terms of US-Iran relation and his – fake – image of Iran; in all its primitive anti-diplomacy thrust, it also sent a signal to everybody in Pyongyang that there is no point in trying to achieve a written agreement with the U.S. because, simply, you cannot trust it;

– today’s US does not have a unified, consolidated foreign policy and much less a cohesive strategy or doctrine. We see helter-skelter procedures and ongoing fight among the White House, Congress, Pentagon, State Department, CIA and other so-called intelligence services – something that can only add to the increasing danger;

– there is no clear taboo in the US against the US using nuclear weapons. A recent scientific study reveals that a clear majority of men and women in the US would find it OK to kill 2 million civilian Iranians if that could save the lives of 20.000 US soldiers in trouble in that country;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those people do exist; they just do not get invited to positions of power, because they might have a contravening opinion which could, potentially, shake up foreign policy in a direction the globalists and money junkies do not like.

Nov 07 15:34

US-ROK Alliance Commit to Continuing Military Exercises; U.S. Lawmakers Push to Prevent First Strike on North Korea

The U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs agreed last week to bolster their joint military capabilities against North Korea. At the 49th annual US-ROK Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) held on October 28 at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, Secretary James Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo released a joint statement committing both countries to increase the scale of future joint military exercises. The statement also included plans to expand the presence of U.S. strategic assets in and near the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

The defense chiefs praised past joint naval exercises, including the most recent exercise in October, which featured U.S. nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. The two countries plan to enhance naval exercises near the Northern Limit Line — the contested maritime demarcation boundary separating North and South Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing these moves are going to do, is push Pyongyang harder, and more quickly, toward a viable nuclear deterrent.

Nov 07 15:29

NATO Intensifies Its Preparations for War with Russia

In the document entitled “Progress report on the Alliance’s Enhanced Deterrence and Defence Disposition,” leading military figures call for a major boost to military capabilities in order to conduct a so-called “Major Joint Operation Plus.” The abstruse terminology in fact stands for a war involving the main military organisations of all NATO countries, i.e. hundreds of thousands of soldiers. Der Spiegel notes: “The period of the peace dividend is past, the command structures of the Cold War are returning.”

The secret report states that NATO must be able to “quickly strengthen one or more threatened allies, underpin peace and wartime deterrence, and support allies in the event of an attack.” The mobilisation of the necessary troops requires “robust military logistics and capabilities”. The lines of communication would have to extend from North America to the eastern and southern borders of the NATO Alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) If there was ANY time in its history that NATO, Europe, and the US government needed a Department of Peace, it is right the heck now!!

Nov 07 15:26

Is Saudi Arabia Engaging Iran in a New Regional Conflict?

While Hariri stepped down in a televised address from Saudi Arabia and blamed Hezbollah and Iran for meddling in the country’s internal affairs, this might only be a prelude to a new Hezbollah-Israel war—something that might enable the Saudis to force Iran to shift its focus away from Iraq and Syria.

This is how things might be forced to turn ugly in Lebanon. The Saudis, by pulling Hariri out of his office, seem to be hoping to ensure that Hezbollah gets stuck with the blame and responsibility for Lebanon’s challenges, from caring for Syrian refugees to wiping out Al Qaida and ISIS affiliates. This will probably require Hezbollah to assume more control in Lebanon—something that Israel is most likely to sees as a red-line. A stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon means a stronger Iranian presence close to Israel, forcing Israel in a conflict with them.

Nov 07 15:16

Saudi Arabia Says Lebanon, Iran Declare War

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired by north Yemeni forces at their capital city. The missile was identified as a Burqan 2H, a Yemeni design, and Yemen’s Defense Ministry confirmed firing it.

Rather than just the latest retaliation in Saudi Arabia’s two and a half year war in Yemen, however, Saudi officials seem to be looking to turn the incident into the start of a region-wide war, saying it amounted to a declaration of war against them by both Lebanon and Iran.

This claim centers on Saudi claims, which appear to have started Monday but weren’t mentioned over the weekend when the interception happened, that the missile was an “Iranian” missile, fired at the Saudi capital by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, which is part of the Lebanese government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane; this charge has been proven absolutely wrong by its identification by Saudi and Yemeni military as a Burqan 2H, of Yemeni manufacturing, and Yemeni design.

This is not an Iranian designed or manufactured missile.

But we have a two week huge military exercise by Israeli and "coalition" forces,in one of the most dense, integrative natures ever conducted by the Israeli military; the purge of Saudi royalty and businessmen who didn't like where Prince Salman was going; and the resignation of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, which is going to leave that country in great geopolitical turmoil.

And I hope President Trump understands that even though Prince Salman and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu have been "cheerleading" for regime change in Tehran, it will primarily be bought, if Trump is foolish enough to sign on to this, at the costs of American blood and American money.

Think about it, Mr. President, please, before you sign off on this; and please remember that Russian military and political personnel have long pledged to come to Iran's aid militarily, should it be attacked.

And on top of this, comes this very sad statement about how President Trump is characterizing this purge:

Trump Endorses Saudi Crackdown to "neutralize" Iran.

Nov 07 15:08

Eva Bartlett Exposes the Lies on Syria - Corbett Report Extras

Published on Nov 6, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24821

Today we're joined by Eva Bartlett of InGaza.wordpress.com to discuss her reporting from Syria. We talk about the lies, propaganda and outright fabrications that have attempted to paint the terrorist insurgency as a "civil war" led by "moderate rebels," including the use of children like Omran Daqneesh and Bana Alabed as unwitting icons for the fake narrative. We also discuss recommended sources for real information about what's happening in Syria.

Nov 07 14:46

Texas Survivor | Killer Walked Up And Down Church Aisle Shooting Anything That Moved...

Short interview with the son of a woman who was shot multiple times, but survived. He paints a pretty vivid picture of the horror that unfolded inside the church.

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Nov 07 13:56

SNL VIDEO | Larry David Causes Outrage With Weinstein Jokes On Sexual Harassment In Concentration Camps…

A jew joking about the Holocaust and Harvey Weinstein causes outrage. Here's the video from Saturday Night Live - decide for yourself if he went too far.

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Nov 07 13:21

VIN SCULLY | I Will NEVER Watch Another NFL Game Again!

Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully on the NFL protests. I found the raw video.

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Nov 07 12:56

DEFEATED ELSEWHERE, SAUDI TYRANT DECLARES WAR ON LEBANON

The Saudi clown prince Mohammed bin Salman is purging all potential internal resistance and solidifies his dictatorial position. (The move includes a huge money grab. All assets of those accused of corruption are confiscated by the state which, in Saudi Arabia, is the tyrant himself.) The internal consolidation of power is the prelude for a larger external venture.

At the same time as the internal purges proceed, MbS implements an extremely aggressive foreign policy agenda targeted at Iran and its allies. Having been defeated in Iraq and Syria and at stalemate in Qatar and Yemen the Saudi ruler decided to try his luck in Lebanon. The Saudi declares war on Lebanon and will put enormous economic and political pressure on it. But all of that will be to no avail. The war will only cause Lebanon to move deeper into the "resistance" camp and join its forces with Syria, Iran and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, please; don't panic here.

But do plan.

The situations in both the Middle East and Asia are getting about as serious as is a heart attack, and you need to make contingency plans in order to keep your family as safe as possible.

If you do not already have resources in place for long term storable food and water, and any medication you and the family needs, get them now. If the cell system goes down, you will need long-range, walkie-talkies. Start working with them now, and make sure you are comfortable, so that if you need to use them, you can.

IF you and the family get separated, have a plan to get back together. Have a bugout kit, which gets reviewed episodically, to make sure your equipment, or food, has not expired. Non-leaking batteries are a must on the equipment side.

If you have kids in school, find out their policy regarding taking them out of school before the end of the school day, if you see that you are looking at some kind of emergency coming forward.

IT is always better to have and not need, rather than need and not have...

Nov 07 12:50

BIZARRE VIDEO | Megan McCain Vs. Keith Olbermann

I can't stand either of these 2 luddites, but this is pretty interesting watching them fight over Trump on The View. McCain actually stands up for the president.

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Nov 07 12:45

CHURCH GUNMAN ESCAPED FROM MENTAL HOSPITAL IN 2012

In the missing person report, Kelley was described as "a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking fire arms onto Hollomon Air Force Base." The report said Kelley "was attempting to carry out death threats" he had made on his military chain of command.

Nov 07 12:43

"EXPLOSIVE" LEAKED SECRET ISRAELI CABLE CONFIRMS ISRAELI-SAUDI COORDINATION TO PROVOKE WAR

Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom.

The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:

On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to shake my head and ask: how are Saudi Arabia and Israel defining "regional subversion"?!?!? Is there anything concrete at all to this?!?

And a quick question; do both Netanyahu and Prince Salman understand, even remotely, that such an attack against Iran will most probably bring Russia into the war on Iran's side, as its military and civilian leadership has long promised to come to Iran's aid if attacked militarily?!?

War with Russia over Iran?!? Gentlemen, please think about it...long and hard.

And to President Trump, a word, please; the Saudis and Israelis are cheerleading for regime change in Tehran, but primarily at the costs of American blood and American money.

Mr. President, those Americans who put you into the White House last November, simply will not tolerate yet another war, this time for the conquest of Iran's oil, when all the previous military misadventures over the last 16 years in places like Niger; Libya; Aftghanistan; Iraq; and Somalia have gone so miserably badly for the American military.

Nov 07 12:29

A LIST OF SAUDI OFFICIALS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND…AND THEIR TIES TO PODESTA GROUP

The Duran reported yesterday that happened over the weekend in Saudi Arabia wasn’t just a “deep state” coup or counter-coup (depending on one’s angle), but a brilliant plan straight out of the movies where an up-and-coming young leader disrupts the entire power structure in his country by jailing its top oligarchs and then redistributing their wealth to the masses via ambitious socio-economic programs.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had to make sure that all of the targeted individuals were in the capital at the same time, which would ordinarily be very difficult to do considering that most of them likely have foreign penthouses and other better priorities than to come together on a random occasion for a cup of tea in the Kingdom.

Considering that he was dealing with oligarchs, however, Mohammed Bin Salman knew that the best way to get them all in one spot was to appeal to their inner greed, and that’s exactly what the recent tech-investment forum in Riyadh accomplished.

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My, how times change!!!! Looks like Prince Talal is about to experience a "reversal of fortunes", big time.

Nov 07 12:23

Texas National Guard Has Spy Devices On Planes

Devices capable of accessing calls, photos and text messages on cell phones were installed on two Texas National Guard surveillance aircraft. The project was funded by over $300,000 from drug-related asset forfeitures.

A contract between the Maryland-based Digital Receiver Technology Inc. and the Texas National Guard shows that two DRT 1301Cs were installed in National Guard aircraft in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The $373,000 purchase was made with state drug-asset forfeiture money, the Texas Observer reported.

Nov 07 12:05

A Society Ravaged By Pathological Violence

A small town in Texas was the scene of a horrific mass shooting Sunday morning. A lone gunman, wearing black tactical gear and a ballistics vest, and toting what authorities described as an “assault-type rifle,” opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, population about 700, southeast of San Antonio, killing 26 people.

Nov 07 11:56

RAW VIDEO | An American Hero Yells ‘CNN Is Fake News!’ At Anderson Cooper During Live Shot…

This is pretty hilarious for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

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Nov 07 11:35

Brazile book title change: What REALLY Happened

Ms Brazile's publisher should have made a last-minute title-change and called the book What Really Happened. As is customary with the Clinto Nostra, Donna is now being accused of being a squealer and a turncoat: As the union heavies say in On the Waterfront, you're supposed to stay D'n'D - deaf and dumb. Ms Brazile, of course, was previously head of the DNC, which is dumb'n'complicit.

~Political memoirs are almost always boring, self-serving, committee-written and unreadable - Hillary's What Happened being merely an especially bloated example. So Donna Brazile, hitherto one of the Clintons' loyalest acolytes, might have been expected to turn in a more or less typical insider account of a flop campaign, worth neither your time nor money. Instead, she has confirmed what some of us charged at the time - that the Democrat establishment succeeded in doing to Bernie what the GOP establishment tried but failed to do to Trump: steal the nomination away from the insurgent.

Nov 07 11:32

PHOTOS | Hope Hicks Wears A Tuxedo To Japan State Dinner

Yowza. Hope Hicks is President Trump's secret weapon on foreign trips. She wows dignitaries, makes them weak, then Trump moves in for the kill. Just kidding of course, but she is an impressive woman in more ways than one. Great photos.

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Nov 07 11:08

INTERVIEW VIDEO | Hero With An AR-15: Stephen Willeford Describes How He Stopped The Texas Church Massacre

Incredible first interview with the REAL hero from Texas. Former NRA instructor, Stephen Willeford grabbed his AR-15, but had no time for shoes. Fantastic tv.

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Nov 07 09:14

Hillary Files, JFK Files, Paradise Papers, Trump, and Trudeau. Michael Rivero - November 6, 2017

Nov 07 07:41

Passenger punched, teeth shattered after trying to defend another woman being harassed on bus

A Winnipeg woman says she was standing up for another woman who was being harassed on a Transit bus when a single punch from a stranger shattered seven of her teeth.

Nov 07 07:40

Father Kills 14 Year-Old Son: 'He Would Rather Have a Dead Son Than a Gay Son'

A Nevada father shot and killed his 14-year-old son because he couldn’t accept his son's sexual orientation, according to the son's former foster mom.

Nov 07 06:58

Prince William argues for urgent depopulation efforts in Africa

Prince William recently warned that the population growth in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the natural world and driving many species of animals to extinction.

Nov 07 06:44

On the verge of catastrophe: Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declared war

As expected, Saudi Arabia has cast itself as the victim of external Shia plotting after its internal weekend of chaos which included a missile attack from Yemen, the deaths of two princes and other high officials within a mere 24 hours, and an aggressive crackdown against dissent in the royal family which saw close to a dozen princes placed under house arrest. And as Al Jazeera noted, in this Saudi version of ‘Game of Thrones’, the 32-year-old Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) shows that he is willing to throw the entire region into jeopardy to wear the royal gown.

Nov 07 06:13

Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons

A day after a gunman massacred parishioners in a small Texas church, the Air Force admitted on Monday that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that could have blocked him from buying the rifle he used to kill 26 people.

Nov 07 06:13

Washington Post, A.V. Club, Flavorwire boycotting all Disney screenings over LA Times blacklisting

The Times is currently barred from attending advance screenings of Disney movies.
On Monday, culture site The A.V. Club and entertainment site Flavorwire joined a Washington Postwriter in pledging solidarity with the Los Angeles Times until Disney drops a temporary ban on access for the newspaper.

Nov 07 06:05

Shooting - Mass Ave Boston

Nov 07 05:16

Trump Asks Congress For Another $5.9 Billion For Military, Citing North Korea

In the course of his tour of the Pacific, President Trump is talking up more US deployments in the region, and is asking Congress to tack another $5.9 billion in spending to the already record military budget for 2018.

This money is going to include $4 billion for even more missile defense systems on the Korean Peninsula. These appear to be additional THAAD anti-missile systems above and beyond the ones already announced.

Another $700 million of the request is for repairs to a pair of ships, the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald,which is the past year both crashed
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The $1.2 billion remaining may be the most informative, as President trump is seeking that to pay for 3,500 more ground troops in Afghanistan

Nov 07 02:58

Schools Installing Cameras In High School Bathrooms; Parents Outraged Over Disgusting Privacy Violation

Windsor Charter Academy in Colorado is under fire by parents of students for its decision to install cameras in its high school bathrooms, KDVR Fox reported.

Nov 07 02:32

Second Amendment Enabled Armed Citizen To Intervene In Texas, Says SAF

For the third time, a legally-armed private citizen has intervened in a church shooting, once again underscoring the importance of the right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

Nov 07 02:27

Law Abiding American Gun Owners, It’s Not You, It’s Them

While that is true, the left wants you to believe that by virtue of the fact that you are simply a gun owner, you are directly complicit in the actions of evil. That somehow because we are lawfully armed Americans that we bear responsibility for the actions of evil and must defend our gun ownership.

Nov 07 02:25

Visiting Japan, Trump Pushes Abe to Buy US Arms

Visiting Tokyo, President Trump is making a big push to secure more weapons sales deals for top US arms-makers, something which has been a high priority for US presidents on foreign tours for years.

President Trump was very transparent about his interest in selling more arms to Japan, hyping the threat of North Korea and playing up the idea that the best way for Japan to defend itself would be to buy “lots of additional military equipment from the United States.”

Trump hyped the notion that Japanese officials would be shooting North Korean missiles out of the sky with ease using US-made defensive missiles>>>

(*A Testimony to Trump's magnetic Power Of Persuasion)

Nov 07 00:34

<sarcasm>Huge Surprise</sarcasm> Bremerton Shipyard Workers Exposed to Dangerous Toxins for Years

Civilian workers at the Navy shipyard in Bremerton were exposed to harmful poisons like cyanide and chlorine, but it took seven years for the shipyard’s managers to take action.

Nov 06 19:11

Man Who Chased After Texas Suspect: 'Why Wouldn't You Want To Take Him Down?'

When Johnnie Langendorff witnessed a shootout between the suspected gunman wanted in the massacre at a Texas church and a neighbor, he decided to help. He ended up following the alleged shooter down a highway for 11 miles.

Nov 06 19:11

America’s misinformation problem, explained

On the heels of a presidential election defined by “fake news” and a Russian misinformation campaign, we’re left wondering whether politics can still be anchored to something like a common reality. There is so much noise, so much nonsense, that it’s increasingly hard to distinguish fact from fiction, truth from falsehood.

Nov 06 19:08

Fake Hate: Manhattan Man Admits to Defacing His Own Car With Racist Graffiti

Dauntarius Williams admitted Monday he was the one who marked his own car with racist graffiti and swastikas.

Nov 06 18:17

Local Heroes Chase Texas Gunman After Bloody Rampage

A Texas man who happened to be near Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shortly after the fatal shooting described how an unnamed local hero got into the car and both gave dramatic pursuit to the suspected gunman.

Nov 06 15:55

Intel Committee Demands Fusion GPS Bank Records; Suspects Journalists Paid To Spread "Russian Collusion" Claims

Fusion did not deny making payments to journalists but simply cited First Amendment protection and confidentiality.

Nov 06 15:21

No Charges For US Officers In Killing Of Black Man

Two Indianapolis officers, who fatally shot an unarmed black man in June, will not face criminal charges, a special prosecutor has ruled.

Nov 06 15:09

Hilarious Clip | Texas Congressman Falls For Internet Hoax And Tells CNN The Shooter Is Sam Hyde…

And the CNN anchor did not correct him. 4Chan wins again.

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Nov 06 14:54

Drone stalking several women in rural Port Lincoln community part of growing list of UAV concerns

A group of women living in a rural setting near Port Lincoln on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula have been woken at night by a drone looking into their homes.

Police are yet to find the offender, and some of the women have told the ABC they are living in constant fear of another visit which usually happens late at night or very early morning.

One of the women, who like the rest of the group did not want to be identified, was asleep and alone at home on her relatively remote hobby farm.

She was woken by a bang on her bedroom window and when she looked out into the darkness was confronted by a camera attached to a drone, hovering within centimetres of her window.

Nov 06 14:37

Revealed: Texas church gunman was able to buy firearms despite having no license and being court-martialed for domestic abuse while in the Air Force because his military discharge DIDN'T show up on his background check

The Texas church gunman was able to buy firearms despite having no gun license and being court-martialed for domestic abuse while in the Air Force because his military discharge didn't show up on his background check.

Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, purchased the Ruger AR-556 rifle, used in the deadly attack, in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, according to a law enforcement official.

The weapon was used in the tragic shooting that left 26 people dead and injured at least 24 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Kelley served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010-2014. But he was court-martialed in 2012 on charges of assault on his spouse and his stepson. Kelley assaulted his stepson so bad that he fractured the child's skull.

Nov 06 14:19

VIDEO | Donna Brazile Tells Democratic Critics ‘To Go To Hell’

Funny clip. I am thoroughly enjoying this Clinton circular firing squad.

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Nov 06 14:05

RAW VIDEO | Italian police discover 24 million opiate tablets inside ISIS shipping container…

That's quite a discovery. Here's raw video of police finding the boxes.

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Nov 06 13:37

PHOTO | JULIAN ASSANGE TROLLS HILLARY CLINTON

So funny...

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Nov 06 13:35

On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned

Monday, November 6, 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the glorious back day in 2012 when Colorado and Washington voted to become the first two US states to legalize recreational cannabis.

Since then, the data generated by those two states have refuted pretty much every dire fear that the nation’s drug warriors predicted would come to pass. Legalizing and regulating cannabis has made for a safer and more just society, while ushering in the beginning of the end of a costly, massively corrupt, and wholly counterproductive war on a largely beneficial plant.

Nov 06 13:22

TEXAS HERO CHASED DOWN CHURCH KILLER AT 95 MPH

Great interview with Johnnie Langendorff, one of two heroes in Texas who chased down the church killer in his truck at speeds of 95 mph.

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Nov 06 13:15

Australia's surging population to hit 25 million next year

34 YEARS earlier than experts predicted thanks to a massive influx of migrants

Nov 06 13:04

Tucker Loses It, Ends Interview With DEMOCRAT Lawyer: ‘I Hope You NEVER Get Near Power’…

Tucker debates lawyer LaDawn Jones who supports the racist Ed Gillespie ad in Virginia race for Governor. This interview gets heated quickly.

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Nov 06 12:23

Russian general reveals truth about 9/11

Konstantin P. Petrov (August 23, 1945, Noginsk, Moscow Region - July 21, 2009, Moscow) - Soviet and Russian military leader, a Russian social and political activist. Candidate of Technical Sciences. Member of International Informatization Academy. Major-General. Prematurely discharged from the Armed Forces in November 1995. Chairman of the Presidium of the Central Council of the political party "Course of Truth and Unity." Head of the department at the Udmurt State University.

Nov 06 11:57

FOIA Documents: FBI Scrambles To Preserve Records In Clinton ‘Uranium One’ Scandal - Mac Slavo

New FOIA documents are showing proof that the FBI was investigating the “Uranium One” scandal back in 2015. Now, internet sleuths are doing the job of the mainstream media, and have discovered Hillary Clinton’s IT guy trying to strip the former presidential candidate’s name from emails – and that isn’t all.

Months after the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash exposed the Russian collusion scheme, along with an article in the New York Times which laid out allegations of criminal malfeasance by the Clintons, their charitable foundation, and several associates, new FOIA documents are shedding light on the scandal being ignored by the mainstream media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is huge, and one hopes, will be the metaphorical nail in the coffin of Hillary's political ambitions, which are as of yet ,undampened.

Nov 06 11:46

Tony Podesta Lobbied For Russia’s ‘Uranium One’ And Did Not File As A Foreign Agent

Tony Podesta’s lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama’s administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined.

Podesta collected lobbying fees of $180,000 from Uranium One, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, that discloses lobbying documents filed with Congress. The uranium company states on its web site it is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller already is scrutinizing Podesta and his firm for allegedly failing to register as a lobbyist for the European Center for a Modern Ukraine, a Ukrainian government entity. His role there is tied up with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort who was indicted on 12 counts on Oct. 30, including the failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Nov 06 11:33

Trump begins 12-day Visit to Asia to Build War Coalition against North Korea

Donald Trump, accompanied by a coterie of minders and corporate executives, departed yesterday for a 12-day tour of what US foreign policy strategists now officially designate as the “Indo-Pacific.”

This will be one of the longest official trips to Asia ever undertaken by an American president, and its objectives are clear. In the short-term, Washington is seeking to stiffen the backbone of its allies for a catastrophic and potentially nuclear war against North Korea. In the longer term, US imperialism is seeking to maintain its waning global dominance by exerting military and economic pressure on China in order to undermine, and ultimately shatter, its growing influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This coming war with North Korea will horrific, if war is chosen as the method of "pacifying" North Korea away from its nuclear stance.

And living on a first-strike target here on Oahu which China can hit, because all military comms run through here eastward, does make Mike and me very nervous!!

Nov 06 11:24

Israel Begins “Largest-Ever Aerial Military Drill”, As Saudis Consider Missile Strike (Allegedly) by Iran as “Act Of War”

Air-forces from nine countries with about 50 planes are now starting to drill in the most southern region of the country utilizing Ovda Air Base in Israel.

Teams from India, the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Italy and Germany with be flying over 300 sorties simulating ‘real war’.

According to Israel Defense,

Throughout the first week of the two-week-long exercise, the international aircrews will acclimate themselves to the base and get to know each other. Throughout the second week, the participants will rehearse complex scenarios and coalition flights.

During some of the sorties, the participants will fly against the “Flying Dragon” Squadron, the IAF’s aggressor squadron, which will simulate enemy forces via “enemy” aircraft, SAM (Surface-to-air missile) batteries and MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the situation in the Middle East is getting to be just about as serious as is a heart attack.

These huge exercises are due to last two weeks, during which I believe that the Israeli/US-led coalition, in concert with Saudi Arabia (which doesn't want to be named, for obvious geopolitical reasons), will be making a go/no go decision for a decap strike against Tehran.

Here is a map of the Middle East;

Map of the Middle East

Eliat, the Israeli resort at Israel's southernmost tip, is closely located to the Ovda Air Base in Israel. This airbase, from which these exercises will take place, borders Aquaba, Jordan.

With Lebanon in geopolitical meltdown, after the resignation of Prime Minister Harriri; Saudi Arabia claiming that Iran shot a missile into Riyahd; Syria mopping up the last of their jihadis; and Iraq still in geoppolitical shock from the continued occupation, the shortest way into Iran appears to be a skip through Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi airspace.

Nov 06 11:19

What We Know About Alleged Gunman Devin Kelley

A man identified in some media reports as Devin Patrick Kelley has gunned down 26 people and injured at least 20 more in an attack on Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, before he was found dead in his car. Here is what we know about the alleged attacker.

Nov 06 11:07

Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child

Shocked former classmates who attended middle and high school with Texas church gunman Devin Patrick Kelley described him Monday as being heavily medicated and someone who kept to himself -- despite a deluge of posts on his apparent Facebook profile about weapons and atheism.

A former middle school classmate told Fox News that Kelley would complain about his parents and medications during school.

“His parents had him on high doses of ‘psych’ meds from 6th to 9th grade, the time I knew him,” said the student, who only wished to be identified as Reid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bingo!

Nov 06 10:51

Mattis, Tillerson Want Blank Check to Wage Illegal War 

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 30 that the Trump administration has all the legal authority it needs to kill people anywhere in the world. But just in case Congress wishes to update its old Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), Mattis and Tillerson told them how to do it: Write a blank check to the president.

The October 4 killings of four US soldiers on a “routine training mission” in Niger brought the committee’s hearing into sharper focus. It turns out the presence of these troops in Niger was unlawful.

Mattis claimed the four dead US soldiers were just there on a train-and-advise mission. “I think it was reasonable to think they could go out there and train these [Niger] troops without the idea they’re going into direct combat; but” he admitted, “that’s not a complete answer. I need to wait until I get the investigation to fully appraise it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Mattis and Tillerson, a word, please: in the Constitution of the United States (a document which is the cornerstone of American law, and with which you might want to re-acquaint yourselves) it states very specifically that only Congress can declare war.

Only Congress can Declare War

Not the President; not the Secretary of Defense; not the Secretary of State, but it is Congress which must declare war.

What you gentlemen are proposing is both extraconstitutional, and illegal; there can be no "blank check" given to any President of the United States to declare war, which, given the emotional (and financial) proclivities of some of our Presidents, could turn into an unmitigated disaster.

This cannot happen, legally, without a Constitutional Amendment being ratified in all 50 states, , and I don't think that is going to happen.

Nov 06 10:39

LEBANESE PRESIDENT WON'T ACCEPT PM'S RESIGNATION UNTIL HE RETURNS

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on television while visiting Saudi-Arabia, leaving the validity of his abdication unclear.

Lebanon's president will not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor.

Hariri left Lebanon for Saudi Arabia on Friday and resigned on Saturday in a televised statement that took the Lebanese political establishment by surprise.

A resignation would thrust Lebanon back into the arena of regional rivalry between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, an ally of Hariri, and Shi'ite Muslim Iran, which backs Hezbollah.

President Michel Aoun, a political ally of Hezbollah, will wait to accept or reject Hariri's resignation until he returns to Lebanon to explain his reasons, sources at the presidential palace said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, Lebanes President Ayoun has to consider the very real possibility that Harrari will not return to Lebanon, because he feels his life is at risk, should he do so.

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