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Jun 05 12:58

China lodges stern representations with U.S. over Tiananmen comments

China has lodged stern representations with the United States, its foreign ministry said on Monday, over comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging it to come clean on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a regular briefing in Beijing.

Pompeo, speaking ahead of the 29-year anniversary of the day Chinese troops and tanks quashed the pro-democracy student-led demonstrations, called for Beijing to make a full accounting for those killed, detained or who went missing in the crackdown

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Sec State Pompeo has a very selective memory; does he not remember the Ohio State National Guard massacre at Kent State, where Federal charges against those firing the shots were dropped, and which the US government has consistently refused to investigate afterward?!?!?

U.S. refuses request to probe 1970 Kent State shooting

The article goes on to state: "Eight guardsmen were originally charged in October 1974 with depriving the students of their civil rights. But after the prosecution presented its case, U.S. (Federal) District Judge Frank Battisti granted the defendants’ motion for acquittal, ruling the government had not proven the charges."

Jun 05 12:45

Spinning Rwanda in the Grand Cult of US Empire

Recall that as the horrors of the genocide came to light, it became plain that someone, somewhere, messed up big time; it was inevitable, too, that all scrutinizing eyes would soon enough land on Washington, that bloated imperial octopus with an arm everywhere. Seeing the writing on the wall, the Clintonistas may have decided that the only way to dominate the conversation was to plead guilty, at the top of their lungs, to the relatively minor offense of "failing to stop" Rwanda’s genocide. Perhaps to make this a credible admission of guilt, they also contrived a dubious story about how their strategic uses of violence really could have saved Rwanda, if only they had mustered the will to follow through. Likely by design, this phony mea culpa has for decades served to deflect attention from Washington’s actual and more heinous offense: backing the Tutsi marauders who sparked a genocidal backlash.

Jun 05 12:39

Senate Dems Threaten Legislation to Undermine North Korea Nuclear Deal

A letter from a number of ranking Senate Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is setting out a series of demands for any denuclearization deal with North Korea. The letter suggests they intend to undermine any sort of deal made in the Trump-Kim summit next week.

The letter demands any denuclearization deal be complete and “permanent,” and threatens legislation to prevent any sanctions relief without their approval. They also demand that Trump force China to play a role in enforcing the deal.

This closely mirrors the way Congressional Republicans undermined the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, as reached by President Obama. This ultimately led to the US withdrawing from the deal just a couple of years into it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of this is thoroughly predictable, from a party which has lost all moral compass, and has no real plan for moving this country forward, with peace and prosperity for as many Americans as possible. Of course, I consider your "worthy opponents", the Republicans, not much better on this issue.

And hey, Democratic Chair Tom Perez: the "Get Trump by Any Means Possible" thing... has grown old, and decrepit, and the American people are not paying attention. They have some very real needs and concerns which desperately should be addressed, but are not being addressed by Congress.

IF you and your minions had two brain cells to rub together, you would be grooming Hawaii's own Representative Tulsi Gabbard for the 2020 Presidential race. She is smart, a Vet, a minority (Samoan/American), and pro-peace.

Unfortunately, because of so much money earned by the US military industrial complex, and how much the heads of those corporations use to own you and your cohorts, to keep the wars going indefinitely, she will most likely not even be considered.

And that is profoundly unfortunate; in 2020, a pro-peace candidate would have a great shot at winning the presidency.

Jun 05 12:27

Nicaraguan Protests Leave 15 People Dead, 199 Injured Over 24 Hours

A total of 15 people have been killed and 199 others have been injured during protests in Nicaragua over the past 24 hours, Health Minister Sonia Castro said on Thursday.

"[Doctors] provided 199 people across the country with medical assistance, 15 more people were killed," Castro said at a press conference, as quoted by the Nueva Radio Ya broadcaster.

The protests in Nicaragua erupted on April 18 after the country’s government proposed a reform increasing social insurance payments for employers. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega cancelled the reform but the protests are still underway.

The Organization of American States condemned an outbreak of violence in Nicaragua.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the US government is planning "regime change" in Nicaragua, and the tone of this article from the Washington Compost, datelined 24 may, seems to confirm this:

Daniel Ortega’s familiar path of repression in Nicaragua

Jun 05 12:16

Maduro Confirms Venezuela Exiting From OAS

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the ongoing session of General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) would become the last one for the country, as Caracas was withdrawing from the organization.

"This is the last OAS General Assembly where the Venezuelan foreign minister participates, we criticize the OAS and we withdraw," Maduro was quoted as saying by the Globovision channel.

Maduro noted that the US government launched a campaign against Venezuela within the OAS.

Caracas Slams New US Anti-Venezuela Sanctions as 'Crime Against Humanity'
On Monday, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the OAS members to increase pressure on the government of Venezuela and to impose additional sanctions. He added that suspending Venezuela from the organization would send a powerful message to Venezuelan leader.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't blame Maduro for doing this, looking at the way the US government has manipulated the actions of the OAS against Venzuela.

Jun 05 12:13

Trump Appoints Austin Miller to Command US Forces-Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. General Austin Miller to replace General John Nicholson to command US Forces-Afghanistan, the Defense Department said in a press release.

"Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has announced that the president has made the following nomination… Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller for appointment to the grade of general, and assignment as commander, Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan," the release said on Tuesday.

Earlier, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the United States has failed to stabilize Afghanistan despite 16 years of occupation and billions invested in stability programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man may be a great soldier, and I have do doubt that he is, but this Trump nomination for the head of military activities... is somewhat akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

The sensible thing to do, would be to evacuate all US and NATO troops from the country, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the oil pipeline rights, rare earth minerals development, and purchasing of opium poppies, the production of which has skyrocketed under US/NATO occupation.

Of course, such a move would be logical, which is why it has been rejected out of hand by this, and former, administrations.

Jun 05 12:07

Kurds left in the cold as US & Turkey agree on ‘roadmap’ for Syrian city pullout

Ankara and Washington say they have agreed on details of a withdrawal of US-backed Kurdish militia from northern Syria, as visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared further US support to the Kurds “unacceptable.”

Cavusoglu was in Washington on Monday, meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Syria as well as US-Turkish relations. The State Department confirmed the agreement on a “road map” for the city of Manbij, using dry diplomatic language.

At the press conference following the meeting with Pompeo, however, Cavusoglu was far more direct. The city of Manbij would be secured by both Turkish and US forces, he said, and the roadmap will be implemented in other parts of Syria as well, according to Reuters and several Turkish outlets.

Further US support for the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) militia was “unacceptable,” the Turkish FM declared.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Turkey and the US government have just agreed to balkanize Syria, in Mambij, as the "base" for attempting further destabilization against Al Assad and Damascus.

So we find, yet again, that the Kurds are getting both screwed and demonized by both countries; just where, please, are the Kurds supposed to go, if they are getting thrown out of both Turkey and Syria, particularly those who are not advocating, or participating, in any violence against either Turkey or Syria?!?

Jun 05 11:59

Houthis in Talks to Cede Yemen Aid Port to UN

As Saudi-backed Yemeni forces continue to approach the key port city of Hodeidah, the lone source of food for millions of people in the rebel-held north, there are reportedly talks ongoing at the UN about avoiding the attack.

Martin Griffiths, the UN mediator for Yemen, says that there are talks ongoing with the rebel Houthis to place the port city directly under UN supervision. This would take the city off the battlefield, but leave it available to be used to import food and medical aid.

Since the Houthis are losing ground around the city, this may be their best bet for avoiding the mass starvation that would result from Hodeidah falling outright to the pro-Saudi forces. Other ports are only used to bring in supplies to the government-held south.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

this wiould be a terrific thought; but unfortunately, the UN Security Council, which is bought and paid for by the US government, will never allow this to happen.

Once the port is overtaken, expect to see much more starvation, and death by disease in Yemen, because these war crimes are part and parcel of the US/ Saudi "Master Plan" for the country, when it ultimately gets completely overtaken by US/Saudi forces.

The introduction of starvation and disease, is one of the oldest tactics in the book, through which foreign governments wield their power against conquered nations.

Jun 05 11:54

UN Report Condemns Trump Admin For "Deliberately" Creating Devastating Inequality

It is no secret that the United States has among the worst levels of inequality, poverty, and infant mortality of all wealthy nations, but a scathing new United Nations report (pdf) concludes that President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress are “deliberately” working to make these already devastating crises worse by waging war on the poor while lavishing the rich with massive tax cuts.

Jun 05 11:48

UN Special Rapporteur: Millions of US Citizens Live in 'Third World' Conditions

More than 40 million US citizens live in poverty and some five million live in third world conditions because of inhumane government policies, UN investigators revealed in a report.

"For one of the world’s wealthiest countries to have 40 million people living in poverty and over five million living in ‘Third World’ conditions is cruel and inhuman," UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston said in the report released on Monday.

The Trump administration’s tax reform bill is facilitating inequality by attacking the US welfare system, Alston added. Poverty in the United States, he said, appears to be fueled by contempt along with a "winner takes all" mentality.

Jun 05 11:40

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS TELLS GOV’T THEY “HAVE TO” USE PROPAGANDA ON AMERICAN

The Council on Foreign Relations delivered an Orwellian presentation recently that unsurprisingly went unnoticed in the mainstream media, in which CFR’s Richard Stengel forwarded the notion that governments “have to” direct “propaganda” at their own domestic populations.
The Council is recognized as one of the United States’ oldest and most establishment think tanks of the American power-elite, and it often sets the agenda on important policy questions—or, as former senior editor at the Washington Post, Richard Harwood, in a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists,” approvingly described the Council as, “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, Mr. Harwood, the Independent Media in this country and beyond, will very happily deconstruct that war-centric propaganda in a heartbeat!! :-)

Americans are war-weary, and war-skeptical, sir; it is time to stop this endless war, and for the US government to start developing the assets and resources which will end, once and for all, its continued expropriation of other countries' resources, to which it has no right, and insure that those resources are sold only in US dollars.

Jun 05 11:34

DHS SCRAMBLES TO FIND TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ON MILITARY BASES, BORDER STATIONS

Just weeks after the US Department of Homeland Security introduced a new policy that allowed ICE agents to separate children and adults crossing the border, NBC News is reporting that the rapidly rising number of minors being housed at the border is forcing DHS to scramble to find new accommodations as the administration continues to separate migrant children from their parents.

In May, President Trump introduced his "zero-tolerance" policy, saying that parents and migrant children would be separated at the border. The Department of Homeland Security then inflamed the situation by revealing that it had lost track of some 1,500 children. Since then, demands for more oversight at DHS have intensified.

As of Sunday, 300 of 550 children currently in custody at US border stations had spent more than 72 hours there, having reached the time limit for temporary detention. These stations often lack the resources necessary to house children, including bedding and other resources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, this is a prime, stinking example of the Trump Administration not thinking things through to their logical conclusion.

So, the US government is going to "punish" illegally immigrating families by separating the children from their parents, then housing their kids.

But what, please, is supposed to happen after this separation of the parents from their kids, in terms of those kids' futures?!? Are they going to be put up for adoption, and given them to families which can provide love, structure, and the kind of encouragement which leads to great life outcomes?!?

Or are they going to be made permanent wards of the US government, locked away into horrific"group homes", which will only encourage crime, gangs, and drug running?!? What is to be the outcome for these kids after they have been detained their allotted "72 hours" in DHS housing?!?

Both the White House and DHS appear to be absolutely mum on this; and I would strongly suggest that they have utterly no back-up plan for the future of these children, who followed their parents, because they had to.

Let me be clear; as the adult who came from a number of legal immigrants to this country I do not support illegal immigration; but that being said, as someone who believes in the basic humanity and value of all humans on the planet, this policy doesn't pass the "smell test" for practicality, because there appears to be no plan in place for these children after the 72 hours of detention.

It would have been better, and infinitely more reasonable, if all families were repatriated to their countries of origin, along with their kids, and every country of origin getting foreign aid from the US in these countries, would get that aid docked the precise amount of money necessary for that repatriation.

As reported at Wikipedia: "As of fiscal year 2017, foreign aid between the U.S. State Department and USAID totaled $50.1 billion, or just over 1% of the budget.[8]"

That is still a lot of money, and can be intelligently used as a "weapon of choice" against illegal immigration.

Jun 05 11:18

U.S. AIRSTRIKES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN “WAR OF ANNIHILATION” IN RAQQA, SYRIA, SAYS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AS THE BATTLE for Raqqa, Syria, raged last October, a family in the Harat al-Badu neighborhood bunkered down in their home in an attempt to survive the fighting between the U.S.-led coalition and Islamic State militants. Mohammed Fayad, a man in his 80s, had lived in the same home in Harat al-Badu for the past 50 years. When the fighting began, Fayad refused to flee the property that he had put a lifetime of labor into, remaining in the home with his daughters and other relatives. As coalition airstrikes began pounding the city, Fayad’s home also became a refuge for other terrified neighbors and their families seeking safety from the attacks.

Their safe haven would not last. On the night of October 11, a coalition airstrike hit Fayad’s home. As Ali Habib, a local man who had been sheltering his family with Fayad, later told researchers from Amnesty International:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US war against Syria, in its attempt to effect regime change in Damascus, is both immoral, and insane; unfortunately, the US government does not care what destruction its war crimes leave in the wake of attacks like this.

In the mindset of the the US government, "The end justifies the means".

Now, let me see; from where have we heard that before?!?!

And here is a companion piece, this one from theindependent.co.uk:

US, Britain and France inflicted worst destruction 'in decades' killing civilians in Isis-held city of Raqqa, report says There is a very difficult video to watch here, but I encourage all thinking Americans and Brits to see this; this is what has been done to Syria, with your tax dollars, and in your name.

Jun 05 11:14

IRAN BEGINS TO BUILD ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES

Iran has begun working on infrastructure for building advanced centrifuges at its Natanz facility, Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said today.

Iran’s nuclear activities would remain within the framework of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, Salehi said.

Salehi also said Iran had developed infrastructure to produce electricity at Natanz.

Last month, the US pulled out of what it referred to as the “defective” nuclear deal signed between the P5+1 states in 2015. The move has put the future of the deal at risk and left European leaders scrambling to ensure Iran complies with its terms and companies wondering if they should do business with Tehran as the US threatens to apply unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the IAEA, which is still inspecting Iran's facilities, and is comprised of a bunch of very bright people, tells the world that this work complies with the P5+1 deal framework, I would tend to believe them.

Of course, the US, Saudia Arabia and Israel will scream that Iran is getting ready to produce nuclear weapons, even if this move is simply for developing additional energy resources,and use it as their "justification" for an attack against Iran.

Were I the heads of these countries, however, I would seriously want to explore what the Russian response would be, before beginning any such attack; historically, Russia has promised to support Iran militarily against any foreign attacker, and as we have seen in Syria, Russia's military capabilies are very formidable, at this point in its history.

Jun 05 11:07

CITIBANK, DEUTSCHE BANK, ANZ TO FIGHT POSSIBLE “CRIMINAL CARTEL” CHARGES IN AUSTRALIA

Amid an ongoing investigation in Australian banks, insurers, financial service providers and pensions funds for everything from rate-rigging to mistreating customers and questionable consumer lending practices, two major global banks are now facing criminal charges in the country.

Prosecutors are now expected to lays “criminal cartel” charges against Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and the Australian bank (ANZ) over a $1.9-billion share of ANZ’s stock, according to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

More specifically, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is expected to charge the three banks and a number of individuals over “alleged cartel arrangements relating to trading in ANZ shares following an ANZ institutional share placement in August 2015”, ACCC chairman Rod Sims was quoted as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I will almost be willing to bet you one thing; none of the corporate bigwigs who signed off on this deal, will ever spend a day in an Australian jail.

The penalty will be only financial in nature, and that... is the real crime here.

Jun 05 11:04

FRANCE'S FAKE NEWS LAW WILL BE USED TO SILENCE CRITICS, WIN ELECTIONS

There is really only one reason a law would be put into place to stifle so-called ‘fake news’ and that is so the real purveyors of fake news, like CNN, can continue to push theirs.

The people at the top of the pyramid who are actually running the entire show appear to have it all figured out. In a world where down is up and up is down fake news appears almost everywhere but the real fact of the matter is that most of it comes from mainstream sources, like CNN. So, withal, I have to ask: Will the new laws be used to crackdown on sources like CNN that always publish garbage or will the powers-that-be let agencies like CNN roll with whatever smut they like while other smaller but more trustworthy outlets get targeted over ‘fake news’? Will the powers-that-be use the law as a weapon to remove controversial reports?

The AFP out of Paris reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the notion of "libertie, egalite, et fraternite" is about to get well and truly flushed in France.

Jun 05 11:01

ISRAEL IS NOW HELPING SAUDI ARABIA DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The Israeli government has begun selling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia information on how to develop nuclear weapons, according to a senior official at the Israeli military organization iHLS (Israel’s Homeland Security). Ami Dor-on, a senior nuclear commentator at the organization — which is partially funded by U.S. weapons-giant Raytheon – came forward because of his concern over the emerging nuclear arms race in the region. The cooperation between the two countries in helping the Saudis to develop a nuclear weapons program is just the latest sign of their warming relationship, with Israel recently calling the Saudi crown prince “a partner of Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great, just what the world needs; another nuclear power in the Middle East, with a twitchy trigger finger, particularly as it continues to confront Iran, both economically, and ultimately militarily.

Jun 05 10:56

DHS TO GIVE ANTI-GOVERNMENT STORIES 'SENTIMENT' RATINGS

I once thought the police state couldn't get any worse but then I read an article in Media Lite and discovered that I was wrong, very wrong.

According to the Media Lite, DHS plans on giving ant-government stories 'sentiment' ratings.

"A DHS spokesperson told Mediaite in a discussion that awareness of whether a report is positive or negative would help decision makers to monitor how the public feels about certain policies and if needed, clear up misconceptions."

According to DHS, story “sentiment” is exactly what its database will track. Sentiment analysis will help DHS decide how the public feels about the government.

DHS wants to track "any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event."

DHS: Critics are “conspiracy theorists”

DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton, claims critics of their new spying on the media policy are "tinfoil hat-wearing, black-helicopter conspiracy theorists."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, DHS, Press Secretary Houlton, here is the deal for me.

I am a Christian Pacifist Activist, who is constantly,and peacefully
( never advocating violence), exhorting her government to find ways other than war to achieve its geopolitical objectives.

The US government responds by upping its war propaganda. It appears to be preparing for endless wars around the world, and for the following reason.

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in their origins, he was entirely correct.

The US consistently wages wars to expropriate resources from other countries, to which it has utterly no moral right, and to insure that those resources are only sold in the US Petrodollar.

Take the war in Iraq, into which the American people were lied into believing, by the Bush Administration, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction; he never did, but that was the premise upon which that war was sold to the American people.

And of course, the real "winner" of that war, this year, was BP, which won the rights to develop the biggest oil fields in the country earlier this year, and only sell Iraq's oil in US dollars, rather than Euros, or other international currencies.

BP signs deal to develop Kirkuk Oil

This US Federal government is, and has been, for some time one collective, lying sack of excrement.

Propaganda is spewed by corporate presstitute media to advance a Federal Governmental narrative, in a very Orwellian manner, which is almost always war-centric.

Let's take Crimea, for example.

President Obama admitted that the US was part of the 2014 Putsch which threw the legally elected Ukrainian President Yanukovych, under the proverbial bus, and "installed" President Poroshenko Ukraine's President.

President Obama admitted that Washington was behing Ukrainian coup, and had brokered a deal in support of regime change

He did this very publicly, in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakiria.

When Crimea's leadership realized that there was no legitimate leadership in Kiev, they did two things; they held a referendum, asking Crimea's people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post-Putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member. Overwhelmingly, in a free and fair referendum,, the Crimean people chose to leave Ukraine, and petition the Russian Federation to become a member, and the Russian Federation accepted that petition. It was done completely legally, and completely in accordance with the UN Charter (to which, Mr. Houlton, the US is still, allegedly a signatory), which guarantees the notion of peaceful self-determination for any people.

But when that happened, Russia was, and still is, accused by the US and NATO of "annexing" Crimea, an action which never, in fact, happened. Russia has been severely economically punished by the US government, through sanctions, for something it did not do.

As we both know, the coupling of sanctions with demonization are generally a prelude to war. And there are those in the bowels of power in DC, who have their bunkers well and safely in place, who see a nuclear war against Russia and China as real, doable, and inevitable, as the only way to insure the continued hegemony of the US dollar.

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington plans to nuke Russia and China

I can assure you, Mr. Houlton, that this man is just about as sound and serious as is a heart attack. He is utterly no nutter, but a respected contributor to the US government in the areas of economic policy, and respected publications and blogs.

So in conclusion, Mr. Houlton, the real conspirators and tin foil hatters are you, and the US government officials, whose actions you are paid to protect and defend, which are generally in complete opposition to the real needs and concerns of the American people.

This government is broke, in large part, through its participation in these horrific wars, and the American people are both war-weary and war-skeptical.

And with the rise of the independent media, Mr. Houlton, your lies have the shelf-life of the time represented by an egg timer.

So, you could stop lying to the American people and the world about the true agendas of the Federal government; of course, for sociopaths addicted to power (and they come, of course, from both sides of the aisle, and from the corporations which have purchased them), that is seriously difficult.

But understand, sir; the lies of this government are going to be continuously unmasked, no matter who is in power in DC. And if I have any hand in doing that, peacefully and logically as I have done in this article, I will continue to witness to the destruction of those lies, whatever they may be, against We the People.

Jun 05 10:08

9/11 VICTIMS BATTLING OVER 70 FORMS OF CANCER - THEIR FATE IS IN CONGRESS’ HANDS : EIGHT DAYS AFTER 9/11, FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR CHRISTINE WHITMAN TOLD NEW YORKERS THAT THE DUST-FILLED AIR THAT FILLED NEW YORK CITY’S SKIES WAS SAFE TO BREATHE

Eight days after 9/11, former EPA administrator Christine Whitman told New Yorkers that the dust-filled air that filled New York City’s skies was safe to breathe. We now know how shockingly false this declaration of safety was.
In fact, more people may have died from healthcare complications resulting from breathing in toxic debris than people who died in the 9/11 attacks nearly 17 years ago. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 500,000 people are battling cancer and other diseases linked to the toxins that poured into the air following the attacks. Of the 500,000 exposed, NIOSH estimates 35,000 will develop cancer at a rate 21 percent higher than the general population.

And unless Congress acts, these victims won’t get compensation for years of injury and irreparable damage endured from prolonged exposure to these toxins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Whitman did was criminal; but then, of course, she was working for that unholy, criminal trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, so felt any statement to get first respondeers to immediately respond, even though it was an horrendous, outright lie, was perfectly legimimate. Now, people are suffering and dying because of this.

Congress, thinking Americans are watching what you do here; these people are NOT expendable; their courageous work should be honored with the best medical care this country can provide. Unlike former Vice-President Cheney, who, mysteriously, wound up at the top of the charts for a heart translplant (which was amazing, because, come on, now, who new he even had one?!?) they have earned it.

Jun 05 09:55

HACKED: 92 MILLION ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR DNA TESTING SERVICE MYHERITAGE

When you sign up to a website handling sensitive information, perhaps a medical service or social network, one of the basic things you’re probably hoping for is that the site can keep control of its users’ data. Unfortunately for customers of MyHeritage, a genealogy and DNA testing service, a researcher uncovered 92 million account details related to the company sitting on a server, according to an announcement from MyHeritage.

The data relates to users who signed up to MyHeritage up to and including October 26, 2017—the date of the breach—the announcement adds.

Users of the Israeli-based company can create family trees and search through historical records to try and uncover their ancestry. In January 2017, Israeli media reported the company has some 35 million family trees on its website.

In all, the breach impacted 92,283,889 users, according to MyHeritage’s disclosure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only is information on your DNA subject to hacks: please be aware that Ancestry.com takes your DNA rights away from you, to use them as they please:

Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives

The article goes on to state: "There are three significant provisions in the AncestryDNA Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to consider on behalf of yourself and your genetic relatives: (1) the perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide license to use your DNA; (2) the warning that DNA information may be used against “you or a genetic relative”; (3) your waiver of legal rights."

Jun 05 09:50

The American Military Empire: Is Trump Its Would-be Emperor?

“Fascism may be defined as a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood, … in which a massed-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.” Robert Paxton (1932- ), American historian, (in his book The Anatomy of Fascism, 2004)

“When and if fascism comes to America, it will not be labeled ‘made in Germany’; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, “Americanism.” Halford Edward Luccock (1885–1961), American Methodist minister and professor, (in Keeping Life out of Confusion, 1938)

Jun 05 09:24

Welcome to Police-State America, Weary Traveler

My wife Joyce and I came home last week from a three-week trip to Manila in the Philippines, and to Hong Kong and Beijing in China.

Even though Philippines President Rodrigo Dutarte has an ongoing program of murdering drug dealers on the streets, and China has a penchant for locking up critics of the regime — even Nobel Laureates — and beating up and arresting journalists, there was only one place on that jaunt where I personally felt like I was entering a police state at the immigration checkpoint: the USA.

Jun 05 06:23

Working conclusion after 41 years of civic activism: ~95% of humans really are ‘sheeple’ without sufficient capacity for freedom from lying, looting rogue state empire. That said, Divine intervention of some kind MUST exist with a loving God :)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Bro, you’re a hero and I love you. But you’re never going to end poverty, fix education, or reform economics. You have no idea how powerful cognitive dissonance is: people will do all kinds of mental gymnastics to deflect facts colliding with important beliefs. But there seems no better life than trying. (smiles) And hey, I have been wrong before!” ~ a Ph.D psychologist

I’d like to share my working conclusions from working with tens of thousands of people in education and civic activism for 41 years, and address four questions:
1. ‘Sheeple’? How did people become so weak, stupid, and servile to evil?
2. Does this mean ‘We the People’ will lose Earth and all inhabitants to evil???
3. What do you mean ‘God allows/wants evil’?! Why would a loving God create and love evil???
4. ‘We the aware’ are here to offer choice to ‘We the People’: no more, and no less.

What I conclude after 41 years of civic activism:

Jun 04 09:49

IF YOU OWN A PHONE THIS MEANS YOU: AND IT IS SO VERY MUCH WORSE THAN THE FACEBOOK SCANDAL

I am publishing below an excerpt (called the 'main point') from my post with exhaustive links called YOUR PRIVATE LIFE JUST SUDDENLY EXPLODED. The rest of the post and a complete bibliography of links is at the source.

YOUR PRIVATE LIFE JUST SUDDENLY EXPLODED.

Evidence surfaced recently -- proof -- that each of us, that every one of us with a cellphone, might as well have a corresponding dot moving and blinking in real time, geolocated on a map somewhere. Did I say might as well? I mean does. (Yes that map is real.)

Find links below.

Let that sink in. THAT GIANT MAP IS REAL. It is a map of all connected devices. If you have a phone, or laptop, or tablet, or router for that matter, you are on it. I mean that absolutely literally.

If you own a cell phone, this means you.

[snip]

First we learned that our private location information may be, and is, easily retrieved, without a warrant, or our informed consent, and with little to no oversight, at the will, or even whim of almost any police officer in America...

Then, we learned that, until recently, your location information could be retrieved by absolutely anyone with your phone number.


I repeat, up until may 17th, 2018, it was trivially easy for absolutely anyone to locate absolutely anyone else's phone WITH ONLY THE NUMBER…

… and it very probably still isn't that hard.

Jun 04 07:45

California on front line as STDs run rampant in US

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -
A billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood screams out a stark warning: "drug-resistant gonorrhea alert!"

The words are set against a black background and accompanied by a microscope shot of the gonococcus bacteria, which causes the illness now running rampant in California.

Sexually transmitted diseases have made an alarming resurgence across the United States, where 2016 saw a record two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, including 628 cases of congenital syphilis.

Jun 04 07:04

President Trump ponders his own pardon

It’s well known among top legal analysts in the political world that the President of the United States reserves vested authority to pardon his or herself if he or she sees fit, and on Monday President Trump did just that when he took to Twitter.

Jun 03 16:39

(NZ) Human Rights move endangers our free speech

Anyone hoping that the current purge of the Human Rights Commission will go far enough to flush out the hubris at its core is likely to be disappointed.

Indeed, despite staff changes, and a damning report into its culture, the commission will continue with its march towards introducing a damaging change to our society: its plan to make what it calls "disharmonious speech" aimed at religions an offence.

What makes this audacious and unwanted encroachment on our right to speak and think freely all the more insidious is that this proposed ban on "disharmonious speech" would not apply equally to the criticism of all religions.

Jun 03 09:13

The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill | The New Yorker

Craig Atkinson’s short film includes documentary footage of police-training seminars that embrace the “warrior cop” mentality.

Jun 03 07:36

Now It’s Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day

Permanent water rations in California mean that it's basically against the law to do a load of laundry and take a shower on the same day. To do so, one would risk massive fines.

Jun 03 05:22

Peace is a Cliché: When the West Cannot Control the World Unopposed it Means War

The West likes to think of itself as a truly “peace-loving part of the world”. But is it? You hear it everywhere, from Europe to North America, then to Australia, and back to Europe: “Peace, peace, peace!”

It has become a cliché, a catchphrase, a recipe to get funding and sympathy and support.>>>

Jun 02 19:15

Boston University professor 18-minute interview: everything you know about the Sphinx are lies. Me: everything you know about the US other than it’s an ongoing illegal rogue state empire are lies

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Intellihub

Joe Rogan interviews Boston University professor Robert Schoch in this 18-minute excerpt that the Sphinx in Egypt is much older than we’re told, has underground rooms, and used to have a larger and different head:

Lies from ancient to modern history: the US is a lying, illegal rogue state empire

More central and important in our world of the present, the United States is the most dangerous illegal rogue state empire in human history. Among the damning facts:
People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.
Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them.
These US armed attacks have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men (and here). The US has war-murdered more than Hitler’s Nazis.

Jun 02 15:11

Concerns raised over protection from hate speech in NZ's legislation

Police and the Ministry of Justice are considering new ways of recording crimes in an effort to combat racism.

But concerns have been raised over suppressing New Zealanders' right to free speech.
Unlike in the UK, hate crime is not a specific offence in New Zealand.

They are coded under existing crime categories but police have started consulting with community leaders to consider the pros and cons of recording the data separately.
The consultation is taking place via the Police Commissioner's Maori, Pacific and ethnic advisory forums.
"Police take all reports of crime seriously, especially when the actions of individuals attack a person or group of people directly," a spokesman told the Herald on Sunday.
"The changing demographics in this country has required police to seriously consider a wider discussion which focuses on the rights of individuals to be safe and feel safe regardless of who and where they come from."

Jun 02 09:33

64 Yr Old's Life Savings Confiscated from Flight Carry-on by Customs

In 2017, over $2 billion in assets were stolen from people by federal authorities. Asset forfeiture also justifies the government’s acquisition of property, in addition to money. They can basically rob you of whatever they want if they find a way to justify it, or the particular agents of the state who do it are in a bad mood.

If you compare that $2 billion confiscated to the estimated annual loss of people’s property and money collectively from residential burglaries in the United States, it’s not far off.

Jun 02 06:55

2-minute video: if you’re missing President Obama, you’re missing the same psychopathic lies promised over and over. Wake up: US Presidents are puppets on the Left and Right arms of one illegal, looting, lying rogue state empire requiring arrests, NOT stu

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

I was among the first and sharpest critics that Donald Trump is closer to tragic-comic corrupt Roman Emperors than competent candidate for President (~40 essays here). That said, if you think Obama was different, consider this two-minute reminder:

Presidents as puppets of .01% rogue state war-murdering neo-colonial looting liars

I know: you think “global empire” is something in modern fiction or past history.

It is not. Rogue state empire is the most important context to view our world of the present, and so-called Presidents as puppets on either the Left or Right arms of a .01% class of looting liars.

Don’t believe me, or anyone. Look:

US war law is easy to understand, and perhaps the best way to expose US “leaders” as neo-colonial looting liars using false orders for naive military to invade, suppress, and occupy resource-rich targets. In detail here, and in simple points:
Two world wars killed ~80 million people.

Jun 02 06:18

US Supreme Court: ‘law’ passed to do something illegal is void. Because war is illegal, all Americans and military MUST refuse/reject forever ‘terror wars’ and demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS illegal Wars of Aggression

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Fraud: the intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of money, property or a legal right. This includes concealment of what should have been disclosed.
Fraud in the inducement: misleading the other party as to the facts upon which he/she will base his/her decision to act.

Void: no legal effect. So-called “law” in violation of the US Constitution is void.

In 2012 I reminded you of one of the US Supreme Court’s most cited and primary decisions of Marbury v. Madison:
‘Law’ passed by Congress in violation to the US Constitution is immediately void and with zero legal authority.

Jun 01 14:18

CA GOP Promotes Arch-Zionist Woman In Response To America 1st Anti-Israel Candidate Patrick Little

On 2/4/18, Erin Cruz wrote "How is Israel Spilling our Blood? .... You stand against Israel, you stand against God's chosen people, you stand against God. It is that simple."

On 5/17/18 she wrote: "Half of my family are Jews & came to USA escaping the Holocaust from Austria. Anti-Semite Patrick Little & his supporters hate Israel & hate Jews, Gods Chosen people. Help me fight the evil in Cali."

Little replied, "You hate America if you love or serve the #TerroristState of #Israel." The primary election is June 5.

Jun 01 08:14

Lawsuit Exposes How The Government's "Justice" System Keeps The Poor, Poor

The ACLU of North Carolina, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have slapped the state of North Carolina with a federal lawsuit over the state’s practice of suspending drivers’ licenses over unpaid tickets.

According to Splinter News, in North Carolina, the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is required by state law to automatically revoke a license after it receives notice from the court that a person has failed to pay their fines or penalties or associated costs. The lawsuit alleges that this state law violates the Fourteenth Amendment.

Jun 01 07:24

‘Save the Internet’ – EU Moves to Monitor Uploads, ‘Censor’ Memes, ‘Tax’ Website Links

The European Union (EU) is less than a month away from voting to introduce aggressive new online copyright laws and “widespread censorship” measures, which critics say could strangle new media websites and stifle satire and online meme culture.

Unelected European Commission bureaucrats have drafted legislation which detractors say could force online platforms to monitor and control all uploads to some platforms with “content recognition technologies”. They are also said to have proposed what has been termed a ‘link tax’, which could compel blogs and other websites to pay just to reference content.

The full effects of the legislation are still unclear, but critics allege that memes, remixes, and other types of user-generated content could be put at risk, as these could technically be seen as breaches of copyright — and so could sharing content on popular websites like Reddit, Tumblr, and Gab.

May 31 14:13

The Tate Murders were a False Flag and the Greatest Unknown Success Story of Project CHAOS

I am not denying that MKUltra existed, or that it worked on mind-control, but in the case of the alleged Tate murders and Kennedy murders, the mind-control theories are all on a par with the Satanism theories. They are sucker links, planted to misdirect you. If these murders are fake, and if most of the main characters are paid agents, then we don't need anyone to be mind-controlled. This is why the government doesn't mind seeing conspiracy theories that include mind-control or Satanism: those theories still include real murders and real corpses, so the desired story is kept intact. You are allowed and encouraged to theorize along those lines all you want, with Mae Brussell and others. The only theory you are not allowed to pursue is the correct one: the murders were faked.

May 31 11:03

'The Troika would have to march into Rome': German MEP says Brussels could take control of Italy's finance ministry if populist parties form a Eurosceptic government

Markus Ferber said the EU Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund may have to 'march into Rome' if the 5-Star Movement and League parties push ahead with their proposed programme of tax cuts and spending rises.

The two parties, which are the largest in Italy, have been trying to form a populist government but have so far been blocked by President Sergio Mattarella over their choice of a deeply Eurosceptic finance minister.

The parties campaigned on policies of a universal income for Italy's poorest and a flat tax rate of 15 per cent, which would cost the government an estimated total of £85billion per year.

If the moves go ahead they raise Italy's debt level way above limits the country agreed to as part of its Eurozone membership.

May 31 09:35

Fine-Tuning The Surveillance State

We have been watching the shift of society and all of its components to collectivist thought and action in preparation for the step into a full-blown totalitarian state.

Already the Constitution and our rights enumerated within it have been relegated to impotency and practically abrogated.

The key to this has not been the use of force, but the molding of thought and behavior over the decades within the schools, within the fostered predictive programming of pop culture and television, and within the lying, Marxist, mainstream media.

May 30 18:31

Iran To Bring International Lawsuit Against "ISIS Founder" America Based On Trump Statements

Iran says the US is responsible for the rise of ISIS, and is therefore indirectly to blame for twin terror attacks that rocked the Iranian parliament building and a popular religious shrine in June 2017, which left 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded, according to Iranian media figures.

“During the presidential campaign, Trump clearly spoke about the performance of his rival, Mrs. Clinton, saying that the US has created the ISIL,” Abolfazl Aboutorabi, a member of parliament’s judicial commission, announced on Tuesday in comments carried by Iranian state media. “The public prosecutor has also filed a lawsuit in this regard,” Aboutorabi added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hang on to your popcorn, folks, THIS.... could get interesting!!

May 30 18:28

Resident Evil? DARPA Unveils Genetic "Tuning" To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks

In an oddly open and honest press release this week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - the U.S. military’s top research and development laboratory - explained how it has begun a new program - PREPARE - with the goal to change human genetics to defend against specific threats.

As DARPA explains so disquietingly, "PREPARE aims to develop new class of generalizable medical countermeasures that safely and temporarily tune activity of protective genes."

The "PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements" program is aimed at exploring ways for the human body to protect itself against biological, chemical, and radiological threats by “temporarily and reversibly tuning gene expression to bolster the body’s defenses.”

For now, however, the military lab is exploring four current health challenges as part of its “proof of concept” stage:

influenza viral infection,
opioid overdose,
organophosphate (e.g. pesticides) poisoning, and

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if DARPA is planning on using crispr gene editing technology to do this; but color me concerned on these experiments.

And how the heck can a subject be fully informed as to the outcome of these experiments, given that the scientists don't really know how the genes will behave, under such treatment?!? Could this ultimately wind up hurting people, when human trials begin?!?

May 30 18:16

The Islamization of England and the Arrest of Tommy Robinson

Robinson will be lucky if he manages to survive his 13 month sentence. That’s because British prisons contain a high percentage of Muslim inmates—many of whom would love to kill Tommy Robinson. According to several commentators, that’s the general idea. They suggest that the British authorities would be happy to have Robinson out of the way without having to do it themselves. It’s the latest iteration on “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” Indeed, four years ago, Robinson was arrested for the minor crime of exaggerating his income on a mortgage application, sentenced to 18 months, and thrown into a prison cell with Muslim inmates who proceeded to beat him savagely.

May 30 11:13

Ambien Side Effects

lack or loss of self-control

Psychiatric
Common (1% to 10%): Depression, abnormal dreams, sleep disorder, insomnia, exacerbated/aggravated insomnia, hallucinations, agitation, nightmare, drugged feeling, confusion, euphoria, memory impairment, amnesia, anterograde amnesia, nervousness, disorientation, anxiety, psychomotor retardation, binge eating, depersonalization, disinhibition, mood swings, stress symptoms, apathy
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Decreased cognition, detached, difficulty concentrating, emotional lability, illusion, sleeping (after daytime dosing), irritability, drunk feeling, reduced alertness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Impotence, abnormal thinking, aggressive reaction, decreased libido, delusion, dementia, feeling strange, hysteria, intoxicated feeling, manic reaction, panic attacks, personality disorder, somnambulism, suicide attempts, neurosis, perceptual disturbances, restlessness, libido disorder, rages, inappropriate behavior

May 30 10:55

All in the family: Valerie Jarrett and the Chicago communists

In Chicago, Jarrett’s family joined a circle with some other interesting characters:

Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American born in Kansas in 1905 who eventually moved to Chicago and joined Communist Party USA. Notably, he joined the party after the signing of the Hitler-Stalin Pact, a time when many American communists, particularly Jewish-American communists, left the party. They left because Stalin’s signing of the pact facilitated and enabled Hitler’s invasion of Poland and start of World War II. Frank Marshall Davis, however, was undeterred. He joined after the pact.

May 30 10:53

FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.

Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows.

May 30 10:51

Valerie Jarrett’s Communist Ties Confirmed by Judicial Watch

On Monday, Judicial Watch (JW), a conservative government watchdog group, released its findings that President Obama’s closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, has had close ties to Communists for decades. Thanks to files released to JW by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Jarrett’s father, grandfather, and father-in-law all “had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals.”

Jarrett’s father, Dr. James Bowman, worked closely with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled the country after being charged with espionage.

May 30 09:23

Nerve agent

Nerve agents and antidepressants have something in common!

Nerve agents, sometimes also called nerve gases, are a class of organic chemicals that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs. The disruption is caused by the blocking of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Poisoning by a nerve agent leads to constriction of pupils, profuse salivation, convulsions, and involuntary urination and defecation, with the first symptoms appearing in seconds after exposure. Death by asphyxiation or cardiac arrest may follow in minutes due to the loss of the body's control over respiratory and other muscles.

May 30 08:51

SHOCKING new details surface exposing LVMPD’s 1 October helicopter sniper mission

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot Bryan Woolard and Henderson (Acting Tactical Flight) Officer J. Oberding were reportedly at the hanger facility on the night of 1 October and were operating LVMPD’s MD-500 helicopter under the call sign “Air 5” (#N911WY) when they received a call from a Lieutenant K. Delzer who ordered the two eager officers to respond to an active shooter incident at the “Route 91 venue,” according to an Officer’s Report (See page 81 and 82) filed with the department four days after the massacre.

May 29 11:53

Poland offers $2bn for permanent US base, Moscow warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences

Poland is reportedly willing to pay $2bn for permanent presence of US troops in the country. Moscow called the initiative “dangerous”, saying it won’t benefit European security.
The document dubbed ‘Proposal for a US Permanent Presence in Poland’ by the country’s Defense Ministry was leaked online by local media and Politico Europe group at the weekend.

The 39-page document discusses how “extraordinarily strong” Poland-US relations throughout history have been: how Polish people were “remarkably pro-Western” during the Cold war, how they fought against communism and disliked the Soviet Union.

To prove the point, the ministry draws examples of Donald Trumps’ statements, in particular his “landmark” Warsaw address, calling to confront “dire threats to our security.” “A permanent presence of a US armored division in Poland – on dedicated US military installations – will help achieve that goal [set by Trump],” the document read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why Poland, that is ridiculous; I mean, to imagine that the US could actually build a military base in Poland for only a measly two billion dollars, that is!!

Yes, Poland threw off its Communist yolk years ago; but Russia today is not the old Soviet Union; it has reinvented itself in a modern, progressive way, and there is no threat that Putin would even begin to, or want to, annex Poland.

I think this knee-jerk gesture, on the part of the Polish government, is not seeing Russia for what it has become, but seeing it through the lens of its past activities, and its Soviet history, in the 20th century.

May 29 11:45

Fake News: Top Liberals Blame Trump for ‘Awful’ Photos of Obama’s Migrant Detention Centers

Democratic politicians, journalists, and top staffers in Barack Obama’s White House whipped themselves into a frenzy Sunday, attributing “disturbing” photos of migrant detention centers to President Donald Trump — before discovering the photos were taken during Obama’s second term as president.
The first wave of viral photos, showing immigrant minors sleeping inside enclosed cages, were featured in an AZCentral.com article — but that didn’t stop far-left activists from decrying the photos.

Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau urged followers to “look at these pictures,” adding that the forcing the Trump administration to return the children to their parents was the “only debate that matters” right now.

Farveau, who later deleted the tweet, admitted to sharing photos taken under his former boss’s watch — but still found a way to shift blame onto the Trump administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the pathological fact-free "logic" of the left, knows no bounds.

May 29 11:42

ITALY - THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE EUROPEAN UNION - BY DEBS IS DEAD

The news out of Italy over the last two days has the potential to completely change the game as it could end in the destruction of the EU.

The original Euro Community was an admirable ideal as it emphasised the rights of all citizens of member states, guaranteeing them a range of protections from unjust and stupid demagogues. Unfortunately the neolib corporatist globalists took over the machinery and turned it over to a gang of cold-hearted technocrats who used the once estimable governance structure to enforce a draconian monetarist policy. - see Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given its recent history, it was only a matter of when, and not of if, the EU would fail, spectacularly, which it appears to be about to do.

May 29 11:39

Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.

Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.

Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.

In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.

Judge Madge told the assembled judges, barristers and court staff: “These offences often seem motiveless – one boy was stabbed because he had an argument a couple of years before at his junior school.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has to be Britain's equivalent Department to the US government's "You Can't make this Stuff UP!!

Does this mean that tougher cuts of meat will now be outlawed in the UK, which have to be cooked for a long time to become tender, and must be carved with sharp knives in order to eat them?!?

NO, Judge Madge, there is a "culture war" going on in UK schools, and that is what has to be fixed, between immigrant children, and the native born Brits. Unless and until that is sorted, the knife crime will continue, unabated.

May 29 11:32

TOMMY ROBINSON: AN UNWELCOME DEVELOPMENT BEING GROOMED BY AN INCREASINGLY TOTALITARIAN STATE

In the same way – although I do see him more as a rabble-rouser than a racist fanatic – the bizarre denialism of the British Establishment in relation to the nature of Jihadist violence and cultural Islamic rape has helped build the high profile of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.

In case you didn’t know, by the way, Tommy Robinson is not his real name. He was born Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, and he has also had two other aliases, Andrew McMaster and Paul Harris. His family are themselves immigrants – from Eire.

The British Left denies the dysfunctionality of Islamic culture because the vast majority of such immigrants vote Labour. The Conservative Government denies the same thing because it does not wish to lose the disgusting arms trade it has with the unspeakably cruel Saudi royal family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have posted this because I believe, IF in fact the facts here are true, that it presents a more balanced, nuanced vision of how and why this incident happened, and why Robinson got locked away by a very dysfunctional British court system and government.

If I didn't know better, I would suggest that Prime Minister May, might have metamorphosed into the spirit of Chancellor Adam Sutler from the film "V for Vendetta"!! (And NO, thank you, I don't believe in violence as a way to resolve things!)

May 29 11:09

AMAZON ALEXA INSTANTANEOUSLY JUSTIFIES YEARS OF SURVEILLANCE PARANOIA

I'll admit that I traditionally haven't been as paranoid as many people in regards to the surveillance powers of digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Yes, putting an always-on microphone in your home likely provides a wonderful new target for intelligence agencies and intruders to spy on you. That said, it's not like a universe of internet of broken things or smart TVs aren't doing the same thing, before you even get to the problem with lax to nonexistent privacy standards governing the smartphone currently listening quietly in your pocket and tracking your every location.

That said, nobody should ever labor under the false impression that good opsec involves leaving always on, internet-connected microphones sitting everywhere around your house.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would never have a device like this in our home, period, end of discussion.

May 29 11:07

UK ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL HIT PEAK, AS PRINCE WILLIAM PLANS VISIT TO JERUSALEM

British defense companies made a record amount of money from selling weapons and military hardware to Israel, anti-arms campaigners’ data shows. New figures were revealed ahead of the royal trip to the country in June.
According to Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), defense contractors made at least £221 million ($294 million) last year from deals with Tel Aviv. That is a significant increase compared to £86 million ($114 million) in 2016. Export licenses to Israel issued by the UK government and tracked down by CAAT cover a wide range of military equipment, ranging from missile components and explosives to body armor and weapon sights.

The news emerges just days after Prince William announced the date of his forthcoming trip to Israel and Palestine. He will arrive on June 25, and is scheduled to travel to Israel’s capital Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is based. His tour will be the first-ever official trip of a British royal to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; is the now three-times father Prince William going to Israel and Palestine, to get a better idea of what has been going on in this conflict, or is he shilling Tel Aviv to buy more British-made weaponry?!?

I would like to hope the reason is the former, rather than the latter, but only time will tell.

May 29 11:02

RON PAUL: AMERICA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING INFLUENCE

It seems the world has grown tired of neocon threats from Washington. Ironically the “communist” Chinese seem to understand better than the US that in capitalism you do not threaten your customers. While the US is threatening and sanctioning and forbidding economic relations, its adversaries overseas are busy reaping the benefits of America’s real isolationism.

I’ve often spoken of the unintended consequences of our aggressive foreign policy. For example, President Bush’s invasion of Iraq only helped Iran – our “enemy” – become more dominant in the Middle East. But it seems new consequences are emerging, and for the neocons they must be very unintended: for all of its bellicosity, threats, demands, sanctions, and even bombs, the rest of the world is increasingly simply ignoring the demands of Washington and getting on with its own business.

May 29 10:59

GENE-EDITED SUPER-CROPS TO BE GROWN IN UK FOR THE FIRST TIME

Gene-edited super-crops are to be sown in Britain in a European-first after scientists exploited a legal loophole.

The Government has quietly approved the farming of gene-edited (GE) Camelina oilseed crops as part of a trial to super-charge the plants to produce Omega 3 fish oils, one of the most popular food supplements.

The pilot was approved because, unlike genetically modified (GM) plants, the Camelina oilseed crops contain no foreign DNA. Instead, they had their genetic code altered in a way that could have happened naturally.

Scientists say gene-editing can cut the time it takes to engineer new plants from decades to months. They argue embracing the new technology is vital if Britain is to benefit from GE crops and help maintain a sustainable source of fish oils in face of depleted ocean stocks

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Instead, they had their genetic code altered in a way that could have happened naturally."

But if it DIDN'T happen naturally, how do the scientists believe it "could have"?!?

Playing with the basic building blocks of life (genetic engineering) could well result in an absolute, agricultural, and human, catastrophe here, both to the land, and to the people who ingest this oil.

May 29 10:53

Drugmakers Blamed for Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices and Cost the US Billions

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found.

As part of President Donald Trump's promise to curb high drug prices, the Food and Drug Administration posted a list of pharmaceutical companies that makers of generics allege refused to let them buy the drug samples needed to develop their products. For approval, the FDA requires so-called bioequivalence testing using samples to demonstrate that generics are the same as their branded counterparts.

The analysis shows that drug companies that may have engaged in what FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called "shenanigans" to delay the entrance of cheaper competitors onto the market have indeed raised prices and cost taxpayers more money over time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations... and most definitely, drug manufacturers... have the morals of a dead tree stump (and I am going to get emails/texts from dead tree stumps on this one!!).

This is simply, one element of this moral decay. But the other thing, which is perfectly legal in this country, is allowing doctors to prescribe "off book" uses of drug manufacturers' products which have never been tested on a particular condition the patient has, then getting compensated by those drug companies for so doing.

It is a more common practice than you might imagine. At this point in my life, I have no qualms about asking a physician about a prescription, if it is not generic, regarding whether the doctor is getting compensated in some way for prescribing it in an "off book" manner.

May 29 10:40

‘DON’T CHOKE HIM!’: WITNESSES WATCH IN HORROR AS COPS TASER, CHOKE UNARMED MAN UNTIL HE DIES

West Melbourne, FL — Dramatic cell phone video has emerged of a police involved death this month that took place in broad daylight in front of dozens of witnesses inside a Publix grocery store.

Last Monday, Donald Edward Whitmer Jr. became unresponsive after police placed him in a choke hold and began tasering him. During the altercation, Whitmer lost consciousness and moments later he would be pronounced dead.

The incident began earlier this month at a Publix grocery store in West Melbourne. The manager of the store noticed Whitmer “acting strangely,” so he called police. The first call was at 10:40 a.m., after which Whitmer left.

Several minutes later, however, Whitmer would return and the manager would call police again. The manager told police that Whitmer seemed to be “very confused” and possibly on drugs.

“He’s questioning things but can’t come up with a coherent question,” the manager told 911 dispatchers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attorney General Sessions, white courtesy telephone, please!!!

Because unless and until you can prevent incidents like this from happening, courtesy of police departments around this country, you will need to understand, and statistics bear me out on this, there is no war against the police; there appears to be, however, a war against citizens by some members of the police.

There are good cops around this country, and I know because my brother, now retired, was one of those, God bless him. But ALL of America's cops have to play by the rules, and by the book, to prevent this kind of incident from happening.

May 29 10:33

US FORCES CYPRIOT BANKS TO CRACK DOWN ON ACCOUNTS OF RUSSIAN CLIENTS – REPORT

Russians keeping their cash in Cypriot banks have been caught up in a massive audit of accounts by lenders and watchdogs in the island state. The step was reportedly triggered by pressure from Washington.
Banks in Cyprus now require Russian customers to confirm earnings and tax payments, to produce bank statements for the past year, as well as estate documents, title deeds of business ownership, and a detailed description of their enterprise, according to financial writer Elena Tofanyuk, as quoted by Russian daily Business FM. Previously, Russian clientele were required to produce only a passport and utility bills.

Cypriot banks offer their Russian customers a choice: either to close their accounts or to transfer their funds to Russian Commercial Bank, a subsidiary of Russian state-run lender VTB, the reporter said, citing interviewees who have bank accounts in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More Russian harrassment/demonization, this time in the Cypress banking system, courtesy of the US government.

What deeply concerns me is how frequently demonization of this kind becomes a prelude to a shooting war, which many in Congress and the Deep State want to have happen against both Russia and China, and soon. Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Paul Craig Roberts is no "Chicken Little", declaring that the sky is going to fall; he is one of the most sober-sided, peace-centric political analysts around, and if he is making statements like this in public, it is because he absolutely, and incontrovertibly, believes this to be true.

May 29 10:23

Soros acknowledges Europe’s existential financial crisis, offers solution

Heartless billionaire George Soros told attendees of a speech in Paris on Tuesday that Europe is suffering from an existential financial crisis of great magnitude from which it may never recover before the world-class purveyor of chaos offered a solution.

May 29 09:55

BELGIUM SAYS DEADLY ATTACK IN LIEGE WAS TERRORIST ATTACK

A stabbing and shooting attack in the eastern Belgian city of Liege has left two police officers and a passer-by dead. Authorities have launched a terror investigation. Belgium remains on edge following several years of extremist Islamist activity.

A gunman stabbed and shot dead two police officers before killing a bystander in the eastern city of Liege on Tuesday, Belgian authorities said. Belgium has been on alert since suicide bombers killed thirty-two people at Brussels airport and in the subway system in 2016.

The media in Belgium reports the following:

The attack happened at around 10.30 a.m. local time (08.30UTC) near a cafe in the Boulevard d’Avroy, located in the administrative district of the city.
The attacker, who was armed with a knife, approached the two female officers from behind and stabbed them several times, before seizing one of their weapons and shooting them dead, prosecutors said.
He then shot dead a 22-year-old man in a vehicle parked nearby.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Belgium; how's that unrestricted, unvetted immigration system, chock full of rage-enabled Muslims with a strong desire to murder, for utterly no logical reason, working out for you?!?

May 29 08:55

‘UK behaving like Saudi Arabia’: Geert Wilders calls for release of Tommy Robinson

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders has criticized the arrest of Tommy Robinson, who was detained last week after drawing attention to a trial of an alleged Muslim child abuse gang,“ as an attack on free speech.

"I am here because I am shocked and outraged. What happened in the United Kingdom last week is an absolute disgrace,” the Dutch parliamentarian said while standing outside the UK Embassy in the Hague. “Freedom of speech is being violated all over Europe, and also in Britain. The lights of freedom are going out. Islam critics are taken to court, jailed, or targeted with fatwas.”

May 29 07:56

People Call On White House To Pardon Oregon Ranchers Steve & Dwight Hammond

A couple of years ago, I introduced you to the Hammon family, a rancher family out of Oregon that was targeted after the patriarch in the family and his son went to jail for doing what ranchers do, setting fires to protect property and livestock. However, in the day and age of unmitigated "terrorism" charges, once they served their sentence the federal government went after both men for more time inside their prison for profit system. Their story ultimately led to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest, which led to the murder of LaVoy Finicum. Now, many who have seen what took place both in the Oregon trials and the Bundy Ranch trials are calling on President Donald Trump to issue a pardon for Steve and Dwight Hammond.
According to the White House petition on behalf of Dwight and Steven Hammond by Protect The Harvest:

The Hammond case is viewed by many in the West, and indeed across the nation, as a manifest miscarriage of justice akin to double jeopardy.

May 28 18:47

Judge Judy On School Shootings: "Children Should Not Have Guns"

With the encouragement of Megan Kelly, who keeps trying to get in jibes at Trump, judge Judy says that no one under 21 should be allowed to buy a gun, and that parents who allow their children access to guns should be criminally prosecuted.

May 28 12:04

Carter Page Speaks Out: This Is How The FBI Ruined My Life

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page claims that the FBI has ruined his life - telling the New York Post that "the crimes that have already been committed against President Trump, myself and the entire Trump movement are much worse" than Watergate.

Page details how "Spygate" cost him his business, his income and even his girlfriend.

Page tells The Post that during the media barrage he faced in late 2016, he visited his girlfriend at her London flat, where she was “freaking out with the fake news about me.” -New York Post

“Talking with her later in the evening after dinner, she told me that she didn’t want me staying there anymore, and that our relationship was over... So late that night I booked a last-minute hotel reservation as part of this early chapter of the redefinition of my life.”

May 28 11:29

EU EXTENDS SANCTIONS AGAINST SYRIA FOR ONE YEAR

The European Union has decided to extend sanctions against Syria by one year, until June 1, 2019, the EU Council said in a statement on Monday.

“On 28 May 2018, the Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2019. Given the ongoing repression of the civilian population, the EU decided to maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters, in line with the EU strategy on Syria,” the document read.

The European Union introduced sanctions “against Syria and persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population” in May 2011, during the Arab Spring protests, which led to the ongoing civil war in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Sputnik; the ongoing demonstrations and resultant civil war was funded and supported by US funds, training and equipment!!

I am rather surprised that Sputnik got the situation so wrong; it normally is better than this, which is rather... dismaying.

May 28 11:25

CANADIAN BANKS SAY ‘FRAUDSTERS’ STOLE INFORMATION FROM AT LEAST 40,000 CUSTOMERS

Two Canadian banks warned customers on Monday morning that the personal and financial information of at least 40,000 clients was accessed by criminals.

The affected banks are Simplii Financial—a recently-created brand owned by banking giant CIBC, and which formerly operated as President’s Choice Financial, a grocery store brand—and the Bank of Montreal (BMO). Simplii Financial reportedly has over two million customers, and BMO has more than 12 million clients across its services.

In a statement, Simplii Financial said that the bank is alerting affected customers after it received a tip on Sunday that “fraudsters” may have “electronically accessed” personal and account information for around 40,000 clients. The Bank of Montreal said in a statement that the “fraudsters” themselves contacted the bank on Sunday to let them know they “were in possession of certain personal and financial information for a limited number of customers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Canadian banks are no better at protecting the privacy of their customers than are their American counterparts!!

May 28 10:49

A Memorial Day Tribute: Three Veterans Who Made a Difference to Our Country

Today I pay my respects to my father, Gary Byler and Bill Pawelec. I have written extensively about my father’s work as he was involved in the top secret project to rewire the Combat Information Center on the aircraft carrier, FDR, as it was prepared to receive the first nuclear weapons to be placed on board a naval ship. Then, my father was reassigned to work with captured German scientists in order to reverse engineer their advanced knowledge of physics and how they could be applied to weapons systems and transportation. Since I was a boy, learning to hit pitches from my father, he was my hero and still is.

May 28 09:23

Leaked Emails: Obama’s WH Used Emotional Propaganda To Push For Gun Control

In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, many assumed then President Barack Obama’s tears were insincere; and it turns out, they were right. Leaked emails prove the Obama White House was using emotional propaganda to brainwash the public into accepting the degradation of their human rights.

Propaganda isn’t new to politicians, but it’s nice to have confirmed what most of us already know: gun control is literally being pushed on us by using emotional brainwashing. Obama advisers sought to “tap people’s emotions” for a huge gun-control push after the Sandy Hook shooting.

May 28 06:41

FOX NEWS CONFIRMS TOMMY ROBINSON SENTENCED 13 MONTHS FOR REPORTING ON PEDOPHILE GROOMING TRIAL

The head of UKIP says the gag order was beyond authoritarian.

“What kind of police state have we become?” tweeted U.K. Independence Party leader and European MP Gerard Batten.

“I am trying to recall a legal case where someone was convicted of a ‘crime’ which cannot be reported on.”

“Where he can be cast into prison without it being possible to report his name, offence, or place of imprisonment for fear of contempt of court,” he added.

May 28 06:24

Hillary says she would love to be Facebook’s CEO so she could control the news altogether

Attorney General Maura Healey (MA-D) recently asked Hillary Clinton what company would she like to be CEO of if she could choose — and so — without any pause, the failed 2016 presidential candidate said ‘Facebook‘ — of course.

May 27 11:39

Puppet Putin?

Interesting article making the case for Marionette Putin.

May 27 11:11

video FREE TOMMY ROBINSON DOWNING STREET STORM THE GATES

PART 2 OF 2
PEOPLE DEMAND TOMMY BE RELEASED AND TRY TO CLIMB THE GATES OF DOWNING STREET

May 27 10:23

Britain Makes it ILLEGAL To Report On Tommy Robinson In Prison

UK Headline On Tommy Robinson Arrest Due To Media Ban: [Redacted] Arrested for [Redacted] Outside [Redacted]

May 27 05:42

VIDEOS -- Unreal support for #TommyRobinson -- Over 6K march in support

#FreeTommy now Protest. The Great Rebellion begins.

May 26 22:44

stumbleupon.com Traffic Statistics

Stumble was bought out by a company that owns Mix.com. To keep the stories up stumblers have to transfer over to Mix.com by June 30th when stumbleupon is no more.

Stumbleupon is currently rated at 2155 globally and 1052 in the US.
Mix.com is rated 36,597 in the US. They are rated 162,501 globally.
The site IMHO is slow and convoluted. Folks will have a heck of a time finding anything.
I think this is another example of corporate censorship.

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