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Mar 28 10:28

Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well

Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle

Mar 28 10:19

Cheney: Russian Cyberattack On Election Could Be Viewed As ‘Act Of War’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a speech that there’s “no question” Russia attempted to manipulate the U.S. presidential election and that many would consider that “an act of war.”

George W. Bush’s former No. 2 explained Monday at The Economic Times’ Global Business Summit in New Delhi that he thinks the “major concern” now facing America is national security. Cheney pointed to Russia’s “cyber warfare, a cyberattack on the United States — the fact that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] took his capabilities in the cyber area and used it to try to influence our election.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vice-President Cheney, a word please; given that you lied outright, through your teeth, to "sell" the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the American people, what in the name of heaven (or hell) makes you think you have any credibility whatsoever, with this baseless charge?!?

The short answer is, none, sir.

Please go back to that dark, airless cave from which you emerged to make this speech, never to lie to the American people again.

Mar 28 10:10

AIPAC IS BACK IN TOWN!

Spring in Washington would not be complete without the city’s famous cherry blossoms and the annual “Policy Conference” meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The 15,000 plus participants began arriving on Sunday and will be here at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center until tomorrow morning, at which point many of them will descend on Congress like a swarm of ravenous locusts to make sure that our Solons on the Potomac are doing what is right by Israel.

AIPAC is the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington. It’s annual budget exceeds $77 million plus it has an endowment of $100 million. It has nearly 400 employees and also supports local chapters and initiatives throughout the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But this year, something is different; a smell of change in the air, which I hope grows. As reported yesterday by presstv.com:

Americans hold protest in Washington against Zionist lobby

And to those Jewish Americans/peace activists who protested peacefully: bravo, well done!!

Mar 28 09:53

AFTER DRAMATIC OBAMACARE FAILURE, TRUMP NOW FACES A LOOMING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PREVENT

If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next. The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th. Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around.
April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional calendar has so many “holes” in it, there is actually not very much time for Congress to act.

If you can believe it, there are only 12 “legislative days” between now and April 28th, and if something is not done on one of those 12 days the government will shut down on April 29th.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is truly one of the most dysfunctional moments in American government I have ever witnessed; and in light of the fact that I turn 68 in a couple of months, I have seen a lot of these!!

Mar 28 09:48

U.S. TO SEND HUNDREDS OF PARATROOPERS INTO MOSUL

On Sunday, reports began emerging that the Pentagon was intending to send more combat troops into western Mosul, the latest in a long line of escalations of US military involvement in the battle over Mosul, with an eye toward getting Iraq’s stalled offensive back on track.

Yesterday, the Military Times finally got the specifics of the deployment, with officials saying that two infantry companies and a route-clearance platoon will be sent to Mosul, paratroopers numbers somewhere around 300 fighters, which will officially be labeled an “advise and assist” operation.

And a “temporary” deployment. Officials have labeled thousands of the ground troops in Iraq as “temporary” to avoid putting them in the official count of how many US troops are deployed to Iraq, even though in this case, as in so many others, there is no specific deadline for ending the deployment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; this is an open-ended deployment which may last well after Mosul is retaken by the Iraqi government, and we have not a clue as to how many are actually being deployed, or where they might be deployed post-Mosul.

Mar 28 09:40

GOVERNMENT MANDATORY HEALTH CARE IS STILL TYRANNY

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that pulling the GOP leadership's bill to overhaul the US healthcare system from the House floor meant Obamacare would remain "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future.

Government Mandatory Health Care Is Still Tyranny

The failure of the GOP to repeal Obamacare proves once again that the establishment power structure maintains their grip on political policy. The incompetence of Paul Ryan is more closely described as a propensity to be a faithful stooge for the corporatist agenda. It is because of this assessment, which reflects the current state of conduct where nothing ever changes or actually improves society that keeps the malevolent system in place. Regretfully, Big Government is now the GOP Platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What our readers, and listeners, need to do, is to educate themselves about nutrition and exercise, which sounds really basic, but there is absolutely a lot to learn, that your doctors won't tell you, because they are not profitable if you learn to keep yourself as well as possible; it is just that simple.

For example, has any doctor you have ever visited mentioned that turmeric appears to stop and slow the rate of cancer growth in the human body?!?

Turmeric's medicinal properties

Turmeric

Potent Spice Works To Block Growth Of Melanoma In Lab Test

Thought not.

And please, about diet; eat as organically as humanly possible. Yes, I know it will cost more; but isn't a long-term investment in your wellness worth it?!?

Mar 28 09:30

THE OVERLAPPING CRISES ARE COMING, REGARDLESS OF WHO'S IN POWER

No leader can reverse the dynamics of mutually reinforcing crises.

Commentators seem split into three camps: those who see Trump as a manifestation of smouldering social/economic ills, those who see Trump and his supporters as the cause of those ills, and those who see Trump as both manifestation and cause of those ills.

I think this misses the point, which is the overlapping crises unfolding in this decade-- diminishing returns on skyrocketing debts, the demographics of an aging populace, the erosion of the social contract and the profound disunity of political elites--will continue expanding and feeding on each other regardless of who is in power.

Historical analysis seems to swing between the "Big Man/Woman" narrative that views individuals as the drivers of history, and the "Big Forces/it's all economics" narrative that sees individual leaders as secondary to the broad sweep of forces beyond the control of any individual or group.

Mar 28 08:41

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”

Internet data pinballs across national borders, and for Canadians this means potentially exposing it to eavesdropping by US-based corporations and the National Security Agency.

Now, an interactive mapping tool named Internet Exchange Mapping (IXmaps), re-launched for public use today, will show you how—and how easily—you data can be spied on by tracing the oftentimes byzantine routes data takes when traversing the internet.

Mar 28 08:39

‘TREATED LIKE DOGS’: MOM SLAMS ‘POWER TRIPPING TSA’ OVER PAT DOWN (VIDEO)

A US mother says her family were “treated like dogs” and “deliberately” kept from their flight by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport security, who carried out a pat down screening on her child.

Jennifer Williamson’s angry Facebook post said her family had “been through hell” after her son Aaron - who suffers from a neurological disorder - was pulled aside by agents from the Transportation Security Administration and subjected to a security screening.

Williamson said TSA agents delayed the boy for over an hour, thus missing their flight and being re-routed.

“We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for well over an hour at DFW,” she posted. “We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules. He has SPD and I didn’t want my child given a pat down like this.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have been patted down in such a manner flying from Kauai back to Oahu, and it was all I could do to just hold my tongue, and not scream obscenities at the wretched individual doing the pat down.

I kept saying to myself, almost like a mantra, "Remember, Claire; this is a woman pathologically incapable of getting a job at a fast food place; that is why she wound up as a TSA agent!!"

Mar 28 08:35

Mother films 'horrifying' pat-down of her disabled teenage son by 'power tripping TSA agent who left him traumatized for several hours'

A furious mom has blasted the TSA officers who she says gave her disabled son an 'unnecessary' and 'horrifying' pat-down in a Dallas airport on Sunday.

Jennifer Williamson says that her son Aaron, who has sensory processing disorder, was detained for more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport despite not setting off the metal detector.

And although she asked the TSA agent not to perform a pat-down, saying it would upset the boy, the agent went through with it anyway.

Mar 28 08:35

Don’t Expect To Live Much Longer — US Navy Prepares Decapitating Attack Against Russia

As history teaches, an arms race will never make anybody victorious. Nobody gains, everybody loses. It took a series of risky crises, like the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and several cycles of an extremely costly arms race to realize how dangerous the nuclear threat is. The history of arms control reveals the wisdom of Soviet (Russian) and US leaders finding ways to cap their arsenals even in the heat of the Cold War. Now all the efforts applied in the past may go down the drain as the US is going back to the once tried policy of seeking nuclear dominance. Now it starts again at the time the whole system of arms control is on the brink of collapse. The tide must be turned. Nuclear arms control treaties should have become a top priority of the bilateral relationship.

Mar 28 07:54

The Evil of Political Correctness

I believe I first heard the term “political correctness” used on a Saturday Night Live show back in about 1980. And I thought it was just a joke—like most of the things on SNL. But it turned out to be a real thing, and it’s been building momentum, for at least the last two generations. Where is it going to end? I’m not sure, but it’s just one more termite eating away at the foundations of Western civilization itself. People that go along with this stuff aren’t just crazy. They’re actually evil. They’re the same types who rallied around Robespierre during the French revolution, Lenin during the Russian Revolution, Hitler in ‘30s Germany, and Mao in China. It’s a certain personality type.

Mar 28 07:42

Trump was wiretapped "a zillion times"And so were you

Computer expert Dennis Montgomery developed software programs that could breach secure computer systems and collect massive amounts of data.

That system, THE HAMMER, according to the audio tapes, accessed the phone calls, emails and bank accounts of millions of ordinary Americans.

The tapes also reveal that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, 156 other judges, members of Congress, and Donald J. Trump were targeted by the HAMMER.

One of the audio tapes made public by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow revealed that Brennan and Clapper particularly targeted and wiretapped Donald Trump a “zillion times.”

Mar 28 07:27

New Law Means You Could be the Subject of a Vaccine or Medication Experiment Without Your Informed Consent

A new law quietly passed last December contains a waiver of informed consent that eliminates the requirement of pharmaceutical companies to let you know if a medication or vaccine given to you or your child is experimental. -- Wow. One last Christmas surprise from President Obama.

Mar 28 07:15

What Are the Republicans Waiting for? Nothing, and here’s why…. They’re thieves and liars like the Dems!

We have a bloated, invasive, intrusive, destructive monstrosity called the U.S. federal government that is out of control. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a welfare state that LBJ could only have dreamed of. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a national debt approaching $20 trillion. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a federal budget of $4 trillion. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? The Constitution is violated on a daily basis. When are the Republicans going to do something about it?

Mar 28 04:28

Concealed Weapon Detection System Being Implemented For The First Time. Coming To A Neighborhood Near You?

I envision a lot of law-abiding citizens being approached by security and then being asked to leave the property, simply for concealing their legal firearm. Alternatively, they could be asked to leave their firearm in their car, opening it up to theft. Or, as many casinos have, they will let visitors store their firearm in a safe deposit box on property. Lots of good it’ll do, though, if you need it.

Mar 28 04:04

Report: FBI’s Facial Recognition Database Is ‘Out of Control’

“Approximately half of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their knowledge or consent, in the hunt for suspected criminals,” reported The Guardian on Monday. -- “About 80% of photos in the FBI’s network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from driver’s licenses and passports.

Mar 28 03:50

Digital Spies in Your Home (Not Mine)

I have no need to control my appliances by voice command. I have no need to monitor them. I am not going to pay for the privilege of having government agencies and private companies invade my home and record my activities. I suggest you adopt the same attitude.

Mar 27 19:07

2-minute video: Hawaii's government overthrown by US rogue state empire for military dominance, profit. Cultural devastation is all 'We the People' will ever ever ever have until .01% arrests for lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.

JuiceMedia's sharp 2-minute history of US government overthrow:

IodProductions90's 2-minute video: US imperialism 1800 - 1900:

The US overthrew the Hawaiian government in 1893 and then annexed the territory against Hawaiian will in 1898. This was in clear violation of treaty, admitted as an unlawful war by US President Cleveland in 1893, and that the “provisional government” created by US oligarchs was both wrong and racist:

Mar 27 16:37

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up $16,748,620,000—or about 3.2 percent--from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

Mar 27 15:22

Twitter Temporarily Censored Drudge Report Tweets Behind ‘Sensitive Content’ Filter

Earlier today, users on Twitter reported that tweets from the official account of the Drudge Report were being hidden from users behind a “sensitive content” filter.

A screenshot published on the British news site Westmonster revealed the filtering of the Drudge Report, one of the largest and highest-profile conservative sites on the web.

Mar 27 15:13

Soros-Funded Group Gave $50K to Radical Group Antifa Who Provoked Berkeley Riot

The Alliance for Global Justice is funded by a Soros-backed charity called the Tides Foundation, who gave $50,000 to help fund a radical-left group called “Antifa,” who used extreme violence to shut down the event at UC Berkeley featuring Milo Yiannopoulos.

Mar 27 13:27

Did the government spy on Trump? Of course. It spies on all of us!

There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been “incidentally collected” by the U.S. government. If true, this means that someone authorized the monitoring of Trump campaign communications using Section 702 of the FISA Act. Could it have been then-President Obama? We don’t know. Could it have been other political enemies looking for something to harm the Trump campaign or presidency? It is possible.

Mar 27 13:04

Coming To An Inner-City Uprising Near You: The "Ultimate Riot Control Truck" Of The Future

One upon a time, the benevolent future was supposed to bemuse with hoverboards, flying cars and interplanetary travel. Instead, according to the folks at Slovakia's Bozena Riot Security Systems, the dystopian future has arrived, and it is made of armored plates and riot gear.

Mar 27 12:58

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”

The headlines are awash with the recent tensions with North Korea, and most are focused intently upon this act of the play that has been running hot for several years, now. Akin to the proverbial frog in cold water, however, we are not paying as much attention to the surveillance state that is continuing to wrap its tentacles around us. Eurasia is our ally, Eastasia is our enemy…and nobody notices that the chocolate ration has been diminished. While everyone focuses on what is reported in the headline news, everybody misses what is happening right before their eyes.

Mar 27 12:56

Is Twitter Now Censoring Drudge Report?

In an extraordinary development, Westmonster has found that the world famous Drudge Report has been marked as “sensitive material” by Twitter, with some users now having to OPT IN in order to see tweets. Hardly any tweets from Drudge were visible today when we first logged in.

Mar 27 12:43

Mother 'livid' over son's treatment by TSA at DFW Airport

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess we know where all the pedos go after they get kicked out of the church!

Mar 27 12:41

FBI FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY HAS 'NO LIMITS,' CONGRESSIONAL HEARING REVEALS

If Congress doesn't take legislative action, the FBI's vast and growing facial recognition database could someday soon allow the government to track Americans' "every move" in a breathtaking, nationwide violation of the Fourth Amendment.

That was the takeaway of a scathing hearing in the Congressional Oversight Committee on the FBI's use of facial recognition technology last week.

In June, the FBI's use of such technology was the subject of a damning report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which revealed that the agency's use of the technology was much more far-reaching than privacy advocates had suspected: 30 million photos are contained in the database, and the agency has access to hundreds of millions more—and the majority of subjects committed no crimes.

Mar 27 12:38

Both Judges Who Blocked Trump’s Travel Ban Made Decision Based on Fake News

Evidence that has been central to the two Federal judges behind the March 15th revoking of President Trump’s travel ban was recently found to be false.

Mar 27 12:33

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Set To Outdo Obama On Military Adventurism

When asked about Trump attitudes toward war, MIT professor and renowned linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky told MintPress News that the idea that he was an anti-war candidate “was based on his criticisms of the Iraq and Libya attacks (which, contrary to his lies, he supported) and his ambiguous statements about reducing tensions with Russia – a good thing, if he meant it. But his actual policies are extremely dangerous.”

“[This includes] the sharp increase in the military budget, the weakening of restrictions on drone strikes, and the wild charges about Iran,” Chomsky said, adding that what really worries those who pay attention to these issues “is his megalomania and unpredictability…we know how someone who goes berserk over minor slights might react in a moment of crisis.”

Mar 27 12:00

Breaking: Washington Sponsored State of “Great Kurdistan” To Be Created in Syria And Iraq.

This report is yet to be fully confirmed (GR Editor)

Inside Syria Media Center has obtained proofs of plans to create a state of Great Kurdistan.

According to the documents at our disposal, the U.S. authorities and the Syrian Kurds reached an agreement past week on the boundaries of the Kurdish autonomy in the territory of Syria, which had been guaranteed to Kurds in case of capturing Raqqa and Al-Tabqah (34 miles to the West of Raqqa). This confirms the reports about the U.S. plans to divide Syria.

In addition, Washington has already defined the boundaries of the new state of the Great Kurdistan on the territory of Syria and Iraq. It is to be created after ISIS defeat and the final collapse of Syrian Arab Republic. According to the U.S. military, Kurds remain the only force capable of defeating ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this report is true, I have to wonder: has the leadership in Baghdad or Damascus been consulted about their involuntarily losing bits of their countries to establish an Independent Kurdistan?!?

Have either of these countries consented to this balkanisation, which is precisely what Israel wanted as an outcome from the US invasion and occupation of Iraq?!?

I have to think that the short answer is, no.

And will this new nation become yet another place from which the US military will be projecting more military power in the Middle East?!?

Mar 27 11:36

US General: 5,000 More Troops Needed for Afghanistan

Gen. Nicholson now says he wants another 5,000 US and NATO troops, saying he believes the US needs that many to “break the stalemate” in the war. Nicholson has repeatedly labeled the conflict a “stalemate” in recent weeks, which appears to be an overestimation of the situation, with the Taliban continuing to gain ground against Afghan security forces.

The US has repeatedly run into this problem in Afghanistan, with the government’s forces unable to stand up to the Taliban by themselves, and NATO growing weary of continuing to prop them up. This has led to escalations and deescalation for years, constantly trying to save the Afghan government from outright defeat.

Nicholson argued that because 9/11 involved Afghanistan, a loss in the country would embolden terrorists globally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Nicholson, a word, please.

As you well know, Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11: it is the self-perpetuating lie/narrative that the US government continues to flog as its "justification" for having invaded, and continuing to occupy this country with US and NATO troops.

Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11

There is, after 16 years and counting, absolutely zero military metric by which Afghanistan can be characterised as a military success.

The invasion, and occupation was all about rights to pipeline routes and the rights to that embarrassment of natural resources Afghanistan which Afghanistan possesses.

Pipeline to Afghanistan

Afghanistan's mineral wealth

And lastly, sir,I have an incredible set of concepts which would stop any terrorism against the US or any of its assets overseas, and most probably very quickly:

1. Create working alternative energy which does not leave the US dependent on fossil fuel.

2. Stop mucking about in other people's countries to expropriate resources to which the US government has no moral right.

3. Stop regime changing those countries to become western-centric.

4. Stop insisting that those resources only be sold in US-denominated currency.

YOU'RE WELCOME!!! :-)

Mar 27 11:15

Defense Secretary Seeks Deeper US Involvement in Yemen War

Defense Secretary James Mattis is said to be pushing for the White House to remove all restrictions, placed during the waning months of President Obama’s presidency, on US military support for the Saudi invasion of Yemen, seeking deeper direct US involvement in fighting the Yemeni Shi’ites.

Mattis is said to be pushing National Security Adviser HR McMaster to agree that US support would combat the “common threat” the US and Saudi Arabia face in Yemen, which appears to be continued Shi’ite autonomy in the northern half of the country.

The US, of course, has already been directly involved in the Saudi war in Yemen from the beginning, providing in-air refueling for Saudi warplanes and participating in a naval blockade that has caused massive food shortages across northern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec-Def Mattis, a word please: by participating in the Saudi genocide in Yemen, which has involved the assassination of wide swathes of civilians, including children; starving Yemeni children to death with malnutrition from the port blockades, and the poisoning of children in the womb through the Saudi's use of depleted uranium weapons, the United States government is complicit in its war crimes.

Mike and I are way too poor, and too old, to be accepted as a citizen of any other country at this stage in our lives; because right now, if Mike and I could, we would!

That being said, I find it morally reprehensible that both you, and President Trump, have absolutely no qualm of conscience about continuing to aid and abet these horrific acts on the part of the Saudi military.

Mar 27 11:01

US Sends More Combat Troops to Mosul in Latest Escalation

Iraqi officials had previously predicted they’d have western Mosul fully “liberated” by the end of March. With just a few days left, the offensive remains largely stalled however, with the offensive moving at a snail’s pace. Hoping to speed things up, the US has announced another escalation, sending more combat troops into the city.

The size of this escalation is as yet unknown, with the Pentagon only announcing that the deployment was being ordered, putting more combat troops into the city for “advise and assist” operations. These appear to be some of the troops previously tapped to go to Kuwait.

The only clue officials would give to the size of the new deployment is that it would not “reunite the entire brigade,” which means that the new deployment is at least less than 2,500. The troops are being considered “temporary,” like many of the troops in Iraq, which means they aren’t part of the official count.

Mar 27 11:00

The Useful and the Useless

It will come as a surprise to many, but governments cannot suspend reality. Their arsenal, when things break down, comes down to their arsenal: the capacity to coerce. Violence or its threat enables governments to exact compliance. Proponents of government power invariably see themselves exercising it. Once the ship hits the iceberg, it will be obvious that governments’ guns are not wands, freeing citizens from the necessity of producing as much or more than they consume. They cannot compel innovators to innovate or producers to produce. While coercive power comes from one end of a gun, none of the powers that produce progress (and the gun) magically materialize at the other end.

Mar 27 10:50

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS GATHER IN MASSIVE PROTEST TO US SPONSORED SAUDI TERRORISM IN YEMEN

Sana’a, Yemen — Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a to protest the second anniversary of the invasion by Saudi Arabia, as well as the ongoing military offensive by the loosely U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition of nine nations attempting to crush the Shia Houthi rebellion.

“I participated in the protests against the aggression (by the Saudi-led coalition), maybe our voice will be heard by the world over to stop the war,” the Associated Press quoted protester, Ahmed Mohsen, who, along with war-weary throngs of others — participated to try to call attention to the U.S.’ other major conflict.

“Two years of wanton violence and bloodshed, thousands of deaths and millions of people desperate for their basic rights to food, water, health and security,” railed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, “enough is enough.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only are the Saudi troops murdering and starving children in Yemen:

Images: wounded and killed children by Saudi bombing raids in Yemen

images: Yemeni children starving to death due to Saudi ports blockade

The Saudis are also poisoning the people of Yemen, and causing massive amounts of child deformities and deaths through the use of depleted uranium weapons.

Increase in infant deformities in Yemen suggest that the US/UK supplied Saudi Arabia with depleted uranium weapons

Media coverage of uranium weapons and the spiraling sickness has been meager. Malak Hamden said when she and colleagues published the 2010 Fallujah study, “CNN said something, but no newspapers touched the story.” A BBC reporter told Williams the public doesn’t want to know about uranium weapons. In the meantime, the United States continues to build them. Williams notes that U.S. Patent Office records show Lockheed Martin and Raytheon hold patents for enhanced bombs and cruise missile warheads that include uranium options. Related Stories Putin’s Reckless Nuclear Saber-Rattling Is Just Show Secret Indian Nuke Site Sparks New Arms Race Is Putin’s Half-Baked ‘Secret' Super-Nuke Torpedo For Real? For Soldiers With Gulf War Illness, a Clue to the Mystery in Their Cells Today, with the U.S., Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and Russia bombing Syria, and with the Saudis bombing and the U.S. firing drones into Yemen—with some of the same kinds of weapons unleashed in Iraq—it is likely that the people living there, along with fleeing refugees, will suffer just as the Iraqis and veterans have. As Busby notes, uranium oxide dust is like a bomb that keeps going off. “People’s genes are damaged for generations. Scientists found this in 22 generations of mice, after Chernobyl. The only way mutated genes disappear is when carriers don’t have children.”

Warning: horrifically graphic video of Yemeni children born with severe birth defects, generated by Saudi Arabia's use of depleted uranium in Yemen.

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

I think there must be a very special place in hell designated for the people who manufacture these weapons, sign off on the use of these weapons, and use weapons like this.

Poisoning children in the womb is one of the most morally vile, and reprehensible forms of child abuse I can imagine; it not only destroys the child and the child's family: it also destroys the future of a country, because it frightens young couples into not having children, because there is no remedy against this toxic substance, and the damage depleted uranium does to human DNA.

And if you look at the children in the video, you will see that the damage is very similar, or nearly identical to, the damage the US military created in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, where depleted uranium was also used.

(warning: very graphic images)

Images: Fallujah children born with massive birth defects resulting from the US military using depleted uranium weapons

Mar 27 10:44

"They're Like The Praetorian Guard" - Whistleblower Confirms NSA Targeted Congress, The Supreme Court, & Trump

NSA whistleblower William Binney told Tucker Carlson on Friday that the NSA is spying on "all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House."

Binney, who served the NSA for 30 years before blowing the whistle on domestic spying in 2001, told Tucker he firmly believes that Trump was spied on.

"They're taking in fundamentally the entire fiber network inside the United States and collecting all that data and storing it, in a program they call Stellar Wind," Binney said.

"That's the domestic collection of data on US citizens, US citizens to other US citizens," he said. "Everything we're doing, phone calls, emails and then financial transactions, credit cards, things like that, all of it."

Mar 27 10:44

"Much Worse Than Watergate", Former CIA Officer Admits Trump 'Wiretapping' Likely True

The "political appointees" in the intelligence community knew exactly what they were surveilling for, former CIA officer Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News, adding that the case is "much worse than Watergate by an order of magnitude."

Mar 27 10:15

SAS ON THE STREETS SAS troops ‘to be deployed to London’s streets permanently’ in wake of Westminster attack in bid to bolster security in capital

SAS TROOPS are to be deployed to London’s streets permanently in the wake of the Westminster attack to bolster security in the capital, it’s been reported.

Specialist soldiers will reportedly be placed on standby at a secret location in the city centre for at least the next year.

It comes as a ring of steel was erected around London’s landmarks to strengthen defences and prevent another attack.

Elite officers, normally based in Hereford, will be on an “immediate notice to move” and be armed with special “take-down” bullets, according to the Daily Star.

They’ll also reportedly be able to enter buildings using explosives or “fast-rope” from helicopters on to roofs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears as though the British government is trying to appear to be "doing something" to stop further attacks, but I strongly suspect that these efforts will not be effective.

And the reason I say this, is that what truly drives radicalisation and the ensuing terrorism rising from this radicalism, will never, ever get truly addressed.

The US and UK have a very martial appetite for invading countries; expropriating resources from those countries to which they have no moral right; making sure that the regime changes in those countries produce only Western-centric governments; and insuring that those resources are only sold in the "correct" currencies, i.e., (soon) the British Pound and the American dollar.

And those individuals in those countries for whom such actions are a really raw deal, have no voice; and if they protest, or become radicalised against this miserable imperialistic treatment, they are shot and killed. Innocents get shot at killed, like the innocent civilians in Mosul who were assassinated by US troops last week.

U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians

To the thinking of those who profit mightily from empire, such deaths are simply "collateral damage", and of no consequence whatsoever; but to the people who have lost innocent loved ones, or whose loved ones have been maimed for life, as has happened in the extrajudicial assassinations by US drones in Afghanistan, these murders are a moral outrage.

How long does it take for that moral outrage against the deaths of innocents to be manipulated into revenge, and what form will that revenge take?!?

This is the question that no one in either the UK or US governments want to address; it's the geopolitical equivalent to kryptonite, because neither country wants to admit complicity in creating the problem in the first place, in this resource war.

But I do have a remedy for this, Prime Minister May and President Trump, and I encourage you to listen closely to what I am about to suggest.

The UK and the US have some of the finest universities and engineering minds on this planet. There should be dedicated funding, and joint collaboration of the top researchers in the US and UK on alternative energy resources that can move a tank, or enable a jet to fly.

Only then will both countries be able to end their resource wars, and focus on repairing internal infrastructure; and perhaps healing some of the intense damage these resource wars have done to hapless countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. The harm from the use of depleted uranium weapons in the last two-named countries will last for generations, as you well know.

Increase in Infant deformities in Yemen suggests USA/UK has supplied Saudi with depleted uranium weapons

Mar 27 10:14

Trump Budget Has Some Good Cuts… But it raises spending on the merchants of death…

It’s interesting that Trump & Co. have cut funding for US allies, culture, education, the poor, and just about everything else except the Pentagon and Israel. Not a penny was reduced from Israel’s recent grant of $38 billion in arms spending over ten years. Not a peep about this from Congress or Trump. An honest war tax would show Americans the real cost of their imperial adventures and spare their children from having to pay for such dumb wars as Afghanistan and the Mideast.

Mar 27 09:42

You have one day to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote, and if the House also votes to repeal the rules, the bill will go to President Trump, who is expected to sign it.

The consequences of repeal are simple: ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Charter will be free to sell your personal information to the highest bidder without your permission — and no one will be able to protect you. The Federal Trade Commission has no legal authority to oversee ISP practices, and the bill under consideration ensures that the FCC cannot adopt “substantially similar” rules. So unless the bill fails in the House, the nation’s strongest privacy protections will not only be eliminated, they cannot be revived by the FCC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although my browsing history is pretty "vanilla", I am astounded at the arrogance of this government and major corporations, who believe I do not have the right to privacy, as afforded me by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.

And at this point in my political understanding of how this country works, I fully understand that am no longer represented by my alleged "Congressional Representatives"; they are, generally simply professional whores, available for sale to the highest corporate bidders.

The one local exception to this is Hawaiian Congressional Representative Tulsi Gabbard, for whom I have the highest regard and respect.

Mar 27 09:35

ORWELL ROLLS IN GRAVE AS POLICE ROLL OUT UNPRECEDENTED DRONE AIR FORCE TO “TRACK ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR”

The Devon and Cornwall police force, tasked with the patrol of the largest geographical area in England, are pioneering perpetual drone surveillance by establishing an unprecedented 24-hour drone surveillance of its patrol area set to begin this summer.

The police drones, also identified as “unmanned aerial systems,” have undergone smaller tests last year. Multiple reports state that the drones will mostly be used for locating crime suspects and missing persons as well as surveillance of crime scenes.

Drones indeed have a unique ability to scope areas that officers cannot approach on foot. A report published by the Cato Institute acknowledged that drones “allow police to investigate dangerous situations such as bomb threats and toxic spills.” These devices can seen as an advantage for civilians in peril, but they also serve as a troubling mechanism of undermining the personal privacy of a large population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmm.... that phrase "anti-social behaviour" can be translated in an incredible number of ways.

I am a Christian witness, and a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates violence, but constantly exhorts her government to resolve its geopolitical problems through ethical, hard-won negotiations, rather than through war.

To the warmongers and presstitutes who constitute the American deep state, do these attitudes and actions make me "guilty" of alleged anti-social behaviour?!?

Unfortunately, at this time in the American republic's history, the short answer is, yes.

Take a good hard look at the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act.

NDAA

Under this law, I can be jailed, indefinitely, with no due process whatsoever for simply thinking about geopolitical issues differently than does my government, and posting it on Mike's blog, even though I never, ever advocate violence as an answer to anything.

Mar 27 09:24

EU SET TO TOUGHEN UP CAPITAL CONTROLS IN GREECE, AS THINGS GO FROM BAD TO CATASTROPHIC IN EU MEMBER STATE

It is not common knowledge (as the EU tries to suppress news that sheds light on the misery of being an EU member state), but Greek citizens have been living with capital controls since 2015.

What does this mean? Simply put it means that Greek people, EU citizens, cannot withdraw more than a designated amount of cash from their own bank accounts.

In the case of Greece, you can only withdraw €840 every two weeks from a bank ATM or in person at a bank teller. If you wish to withdraw more than the designated €840, then you need special permission to access your money held at the bank of your choice.

It was supposed to be a temporary safeguard to avoid capital flight amidst a pathetic Tsipras driven EU revolt, but the capital controls remain to this day and now news is trickling in that the controls will not only last longer, but may even toughen up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I, personally, am waiting for the intelligent political leaders to pull an "Iceland", declare the country's debt "odious", and put the banksters and politicians into hard jail time for the misery and pain they have collectively inflicted on the Greek people.

Mar 27 09:21

TOP BRITISH UNIVERSITIES FOUND PRODUCING ‘FAKE RESEARCH’

Hundreds of allegations of “fake research” conducted at some of the UK’s top universities were reported between 2011 and 2016, figures show.

According to figures released by 23 of Britain’s 24 Russell Group universities following Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by the BBC, the scale of fraudulent research is much higher than official Research Councils UK (RCUK) statistics suggest.

The figures reveal at least 300 allegations including plagiarism and fabrication.

Official data, however, suggests about 30 cases were reported between 2012 and 2015.

In response, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry to reassure the public that its monitoring system is “robust.”

Committee Chairman Stephen Metcalfe stressed the importance of reassuring people that public funds are being invested in accurate and trustworthy research.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Mistrust" and a healthy skepticism are very necessary intellectual qualities to have in this part of the 21st century.

Mar 27 09:14

US admits killing 200 civilians in Mosul air strike while world focuses on London terror attack

Amid the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the UK’s Parliament, which killed four people including a police officer, another mass casualty further afield has been buried in the headlines.

Over the weekend the US Pentagon has admitted to another air strike in Mosul, which is believed to have killed more than 200 civilians including women and children.

It has been described as a “humanitarian disaster” by Iraqi Vice President Osama Nujaifi, and United Nations officials said they were “profoundly concerned” by the attack.

Isis' losses in Syria and Iraq will make it harder for it to recruit
The Pentagon released a statement, saying it had targeted Isis fighters and equipment “at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties”.

“The coalition respects human life, which is why we are assisting our Iraqi partner forces in their effort to liberate their lands from ISIS brutality.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...respects human life...", MY ASTROLABE!!

The stark, and unassailable reality here, is that the US military will kill ANYONE who, even accidentally, gets in the way of Iraq continuing to be led by a western-centric government, and with all the oil being sold only in US dollars.

And let us not forget that other inconvenient truth about war in the region:

The US Government created Al Qaeda and the ISIS terror group

Mar 27 09:13

Sweden is to vote on the 4th of May to force vaccination on all population.

LEADER. The two MPs Sofia Arkelsten (M) and Jesper Skalberg Karlsson (M) wants to introduce forced vaccination in Sweden. Social Committee prepared the proposal yesterday and Riksdag takes decisions on May 4, 2017. The proposal can now create a public outcry against forced medication with vaccines delivered by one of the most criminalized large companies - GlaxoSmithKline - which gave Sweden narcolepsy.

Text: Torbjörn Sassersson, Refresh. at 20:50

Since the forced vaccination is the same as forced medication, the proposal should be considered very controversial especially after narcolepsy scandal not led to increased security around the dangers of vaccines. Neither the health authorities or the Government has set specific requirements of the industry to eliminate the exogenous additives and residues contained in the vaccine.

Mar 27 09:06

The Deep State’s Dominant Narratives and Authority Are Crumbling

There is indeed a Deep State, but its control of dominant narratives, and thus its source of control and power, is crumbling. The gap between the narratives and the evidence that supports them has widened to the point of collapse.

Mar 27 07:25

Legislation Would Bring Speed Cameras to California

You helped us defeat AB666, the Devil's Bill that would have eliminated your rights when fighting a red light camera ticket. Now there is a new threat to your rights. Assembly Bill 342 would allow speed cameras to be used in California for the first time. And like AB666, the bill makes the vehicle owner responsible for the ticket, not the driver and takes away your right to a trial. While some might view the use of speed cameras as a tool in promoting roadway safety, AB-342 is seriously flawed. It eliminates virtually all current protections afforded to motorists in speed related cases and allows jurisdictions to run speed traps in their cities, ensuring that the program will be used as a revenue generation scheme, not for public safety. You can read here about all the terrible things that will happen if AB-342 becomes law.

Mar 27 06:59

Bill in West Virginia would BAN homeschooling, treating it as child abuse

A new bill proposed in West Virginia could make the act of homeschooling equal to that of child abuse. Lawmakers feel that parents are denying their children an appropriate education. If passed into law, Bill SB 528 would prohibit homeschooling and order CPS investigations for children who had ten or more absences without an acceptable excuse.

Mar 26 09:48

Introducing CCTV-studded, teargas-shooting, water-cannon-ed riot-control killdozer

Are you an urban police force thinking about how to control your fellow humans? Look no farther! Your pals at Bozena have an all-new RIOT system, a crowd-control killdozer for all your protest-suppressing needs!

Mar 26 09:44

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Escalation of the War on Syria

? During the 2016 GOP presidential primaries and on through to the end of last year’s general election campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump repeatedly derided the fact that the United States had spent upward of $6 trillion dollars on wars in the Middle East because we, in his words, “have nothing to show for it.” One might then have reasonably expected Trump to begin the process of unwinding our overstretched positions in the region when he became president.

But alas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That there is utterly zero debate on this (and on the US government's enabling of Saudi Arabia's invasion and occupation of Yemen) disgusts me thoroughly.

Our "alleged" Congressional Representatives collectively have the moral sense of a dead tree stump (and you KNOW I will get enraged emails and texts from dead tree stumps on this analogy!).

But what really, deeply concerns me is, how willing is the US government to go to war with Russia over Syria?!?

Because should the US military escalate even further, it is nearly a dead moral certainty that this will happen.

Russia has been invited by the Al Assad government to get rid of the jihadists, and combined with the Syrian military, are doing just that rather successfully.

The US military has not been invited here, and such a conflict appears to be to be a question of when, and not if.

I just hope and pray that Sec Def Mattis understands that at this point in its history, the American military doesn't have the weapons; the manufacturing; the troop strength, or the money to ensure a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Mar 26 09:13

Netanyahu Rejects US Proposal on Reining in Settlement Growth

After four solid days of negotiations, the US-Israel talks on a deal for slowing settlement construction in the occupied West Bank still does not appear to be close to resolved, with all indications that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to reject all specific proposals.

Netanyahu actually initiated the talks as a way of trying to resolve a disagreement over the rate of settlement expansion with the Trump Administration, and he is said to have agreed “in principle” with the idea of slowing construction. Getting him pinned down on exactly what that means is another matter.

Netanyahu already made the announcement that the deal, which hasn’t been reached, won’t include any restrictions on construction in occupied East Jerusalem. The most recent US proposal would’ve conceded that point and given a specific metric on construction in the main settlement blocs in the West Bank, but Netanyahu rejected it because it called for halting expansion in the isolated settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word please; focusing your foreign policy efforts on exercises in futility will not move your foreign policy forward.

May I strongly suggest that you move away from the Israeli/Palestinian issue for this very reason, at least at this moment in Israeli history.

You need to wait until the people of Israel regain their collective geopolitical sanity, and vote him out of office.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is the kind of interesting, and belligerently hubristic, piece of work human being who will "relieve himself" in your face, then insist it must be raining.

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 26 09:03

American Corporate MSM Is Merged With CIA And Has Been Since The 1950s

With the recent back and forth seemingly taking place between two different factions of the American Deep State and playing out before the entire country, a few alternative media outlets have begun to question whether or not certain mainstream media outlets are actually connected to the Deep State, most notably the CIA. With an unimaginable scale of disinformation being released and promoted throughout mainstream channels on a daily basis, all propagandizing the public to go along with the desired direction of the American establishment, few could assume otherwise. However, such connections between American mainstream outlets and the CIA are more than mere conjecture, they are well known and have been documented for some time.

Mar 26 08:58

Russia and China Catch Security Council in a Devastating Lie

Security Council members expressed “unanimous concern” about Islamic State's use of chemical weapons in Iraq — then blocked a Russia-China resolution to investigate. Why?

Mar 26 08:49

BOMBSHELL SCANDAL! Republicans Have The SMOKING GUN That Will Put Obama In JAIL!

Republicans on the Intelligence Committee said Nunes has a “smoking gun” that will “leave no doubt” about Obama spying on Donald Trump for political reasons!

Mar 26 08:39

War on Terror Unites Trump and the Establishment

It’s conventional wisdom that Washington, DC is a city marked by gridlock. Republicans obstructed President Obama’s agenda on principle, as Democrats are attempting to do now with Donald Trump. To give even an inch is a sign of political weakness. Trump is, admittedly, a polarizing figure, and there is certainly plenty of dissent in today’s political environment on a host of issues. The War on Terror, though, continues the same trajectory it’s been on for the better part of this century. President Trump, like President Obama before him, has mainstream support for his terror policies and approach to the conflicts in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had hoped that at least, in terms of foreign policy, a Trump Presidency would give our country, and the world, a more nuanced approach, featuring a real push in the direction of hard-won, moral negotiations and a return to something approximating true diplomacy.

Unfortunately, so far, it has been painfully apparent to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together, that this is not happening, and that the US government's attempted, and unhinged, martial conquest of all the world's resources continues, unabated.

Mar 26 08:31

NSA Whistleblower: Trump Was Right On Wiretap Bill Binney – Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News 3/24/17

Mar 26 08:30

NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans, according to secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

Mar 26 07:22

THEY CAN SEE A ‘STICK OF BUTTER FROM SPACE’ — THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY AGENCY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

While most Americans would consider the CIA, and perhaps the NSA, household names, one U.S. spy agency — whose headquarters surpasses the U.S. Capitol in size — has managed to keep to the shadows while possessing cutting edge tools of the surveillance trade.
Called the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), even former President Barack Obama didn’t know of its existence when he first took office — despite that the agency employs some 15,400 people.

“So, what do you [do]?” Obama asked a customer at a Washington, D.C., Five Guys hamburgers in May 2009.

“I work at NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,” he answered.

“Outstanding,” then-president Obama asserted. “How long have you been doing that?”

“Six years.”

“So, explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial …” Obama asked, unable to recall the agency’s full name.

Timidly, the man replied, “Uh, we work with, uh, satellite imagery.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that this operation was done to give the illusion, and create the narrative, that Seal Team 6 actually assassinated Ben Ladin, when he really died of complications from an illness in 2001.

Proof Ben Laden died in 2001

So what we have here is another alphabet soup spy agency whose primary task is to use technology in creating fantasy as government narrative, which US citizens are supposed to absorb as gospel, and sheepishly believe.

But after 9/11, and the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, I cannot believe anything the government tells me, because I understand that it is lying to support a specific geopolitical agenda, and that is most generally centered around expropriating resources to which it has utterly no moral right; insuring that the government of the country from which those resources are taken is Western-centric; and insuring that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Forgive my sang-froid on this, but that is simply the reality here.

Mar 26 05:43

2-minute video: ‘We the People’ owe $20 trillion to .01% demonocracy? Demand monetary reform & public banking for $1,000,000 per US household benefits, and .01% arrests for massive fraud to call debt ‘money’ OR kiss your assets goodbye

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Demonocracy’s sharp 2 minutes of the tragic-comic mathematical certainty for a society that creates what is used for money as debt; just as certain as adding negative numbers forever causes only and always increasing aggregate debt until a system collapse:

We the People endure endless criminal actions under a .01% rogue state empire, with rhetoric by both political parties’ “leaderships” most accurately defined by bestselling Yale Professor emeritus Harry Frankfurt as bullshit: the inversion of objective factual reality.

This can also be characterized as corporate media “covering” a “Big Lie” .01% crime with “fake news.” The great news, as usual, is that we have technical solutions to end all real problems. In this case, Benjamin Franklin is one of hundreds of America’s best and brightest who clearly document that monetary reform with public banking allows government to operate without taxes with abundant funding.

Mar 25 19:21

BREAKING: Vince Foster’s Body Vanishes From Morgue

Vince Foster is back in the news today after it was discovered that his body, which was exhumed to be autopsied at the request of Congressman Trey Gowdy, had disappeared from the morgue. The autopsy, which concluded yesterday, had already determined that the cause of Foster’s death should be ruled a homicide.

usapoliticsnow.com is a hoax website and this story is totally bogus' an attempt to distract from Watergate: The Sequel!

Mar 25 17:23

Now Brussels set to slap ANOTHER Brexit bill on UK with demands for €100BN for ‘EU army’

THE European Union is demanding members states spend an extra €100billion (£86billion) to fund its controversial army battlegroups.

And Brussels will attempt to force the UK taxpayer to contribute to the fund, which includes winding up failing operations in Africa, despite Britain preparing to leave the bloc.

Mar 25 10:21

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War... And No One Is Talking About It

Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington has noticed. Americans have a right to know what Trump is planning and whether this will lead to an Iraq-style occupation of Syria for years to come.

Without any official notification, Trump sent 500 new American troops into Syria, ostensibly to take part in the upcoming assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. News reports suggest this deployment may just be the tip of the iceberg, with some saying that the plan is for hundreds more American troops to be added to the fight in the coming weeks. No one actually knows how many troops are inside Syria now, because the administration has largely tried to keep the build-up a secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Murphy, a word please; WRH has been following, and reporting on, as best we can, the escalating situation in Syria, and we share your concerns.

However, there is one issue which you chose not to address in this article, and that is, Russian troops are in Syria, dealing with the Jihadists, at the behest of the Syrian government; the US troops are NOT there upon the invitation of the Syrian government.

So what is going to happen, as it almost inevitably must, that US forces start tangling with Russian forces?!? This could set off a chain reaction which would result in a US/Russian war over Syria, and THAT, Senator, would be a big, fat, hairy no-no.

And I say that because, at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Mar 25 10:12

Pope Francis Warns Against Other Countries Leaving The EU

Pope Francis warned world leaders on Friday that the European Union “risks dying” without a clear vision for the future.

The pontiff addressed European Union leaders at the Vatican ahead of the bloc’s 60th anniversary celebrations, scheduled to take place in Rome on Saturday.

“When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying,” Francis said.

Celebrations marking 60 years of Europe’s economic and political cohesion have been dampened by Britain’s impending departure from the union. EU leader Jean-Claude Juncker called the country’s 2016 decision to leave the bloc a “failure and a tragedy.”

“We are not in the best form and shape we could be in,” he admitted in an interview with the BBC on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pope Francis, a word please; you are supposed to be the Supreme Leader of your faith; but are you not venturing way out in the realm of geopolitics, and presenting yourself as a "globalista" in making these statements?!?

Both Italy and Greece have economic woes which will make future participation in the EU nearly financially impossible, And Deutsche Bank can barely hold itself together.

And Holy Father, one last, and very reasonable, question; how many of these immigrants has the Vatican taken in and absorbed within its city walls?!?

Would the short answer possibly be, NONE?!?

Thought so!!

Mar 25 09:16

WIKILEAKS PUBLISHED A LIST OF CONSUMER ELECTRONICS "TARGETED" BY THE CIA — YOUR SMART PHONE AND COMPUTER ARE PROBABLY ON IT

Wikileaks has now posted “Identifying Hacking Targets of the CIA” which lists out “companies, products, tools, and terms that are mentioned in the Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed publication to date,” in order to inform people as to whether or not their smart phones, computers, gaming systems, television sets etc. can easily be turned into covert surveillance devices by the Central Intelligence Agency.

We are trying to determine which are CIA hacking targets and need help reviewing the documents associated with each company/product to determine if it is vulnerable to CIA hacking.

Hint: the majority of modern consumer tech is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete absence of) shock!!

Mar 25 09:08

US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history

Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier today, at 12:25 Eastern March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted on S.J.Res 34, and will use the Congressional Review Act to strip away broadband privacy protections that kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecoms from selling your internet history and app data usage to third parties. S.J.Res 34 was first introduced by 23 Republican Senators earlier this month and its blitz approval is a giant blow to privacy rights in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Privacy? You don't need no stinkin' privacy! We OWN you! Get used to it. We only allow you to exist so that we can make money off of you ... any way we care to do it!" Got that, slaves?" -- Das FED

Mar 25 08:36

SWAT Raids Man’s Home over $100 in Pot, Shoot at Him 57 Times, Paralyze Him, Then Lie About It

Julian Betton’s offense was to sell $100 worth of pot to a friend. For that, South Carolina police battered down his door, fired 57 shots at him and hit him nine times, leaving him paralyzed and without the use of several major body organs. The cops then lied about the circumstances of the raid to make it seem as if Betton deserved every bullet. When Betton awoke from a coma, his leg was shackled to the hospital bed. Prosecutors then charged him with several felonies — enough of them to put him in prison for the rest of his life, should he survive his injuries. For those two sales of pot totaling $100, Betton will not only be saddled with paralysis and debilitating injury, he’ll also have a felony record. The cops who broke down his door, filled him with bullets and then lied about what had happened will suffer no punishment at all.

Mar 25 08:27

Rest of EU must not be CONTAMINATED by Brexit, says Schauble

BRUSSELS does not want to punish Britain over Brexit but must look after the European Union’s remaining member states, according to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble.

Mar 25 07:19

The Unaccountable Military Industrial Complex Is Destroying America and the Rest Of The World Too

On Jan. 17, 1961, US President Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex.

He warned, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 24 19:45

MY LAST EVER VIDEO?

Mar 24 14:44

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Doctors in Yemen have reported an increase in children born with deformities as a result of the two-year war that has left the country on the brink of famine.
The al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital in the capital, Sana’a, has seen an increase in babies being born prematurely and with deformities, which doctors say is a result of the war and the Saudi-led coalition’s bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are these Saudi monsters,enabled by the US military, using DU weapons, like US forces did in Falujah, Iraq?!? The level, and nature of these deformities reminds me very much about what we saw after the American military used depleted uranium weapons in Iraq.

Now, I am going to guarantee you that this image of an Iraqi child, ravaged in the womb, by DU, looks identical to the image of the child you see in the article above:

Image: Iraqi child suffering from DU exposure

Mar 24 14:42

(NZ)Police swoop on $10k bank account deals

Police say new rules key cog in crackdown on financial crime but change ignites fears of privacy erosion.

Banks will be forced to provide police with customer details on all cash transactions over $10,000 in a fresh crackdown on money laundering and the potential financing of terrorism.

Under new rules to be introduced from November, banks will give police sensitive information including names, locations and even phone numbers.

Police say it is a crucial step in gathering intelligence - but it has prompted fears of more erosion of privacy.

And banks say they can't rule out passing on the cost to customers in fee hikes.

New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties spokesman Thomas Beagle told the Weekend Herald police seemed to be gathering data without reason to suspect a crime.

"It's particularly worrying, police will be collecting all this information without the need for a warrant," he said.

Mar 24 12:40

Watch These Geopolitical Flashpoints Carefully: “There Are Always Triggers And Warning Signs”

In the survivalist community there is a philosophy – there is no such thing as a crisis for those who are prepared. This is true for prepared individuals as much as it is true for prepared communities and prepared nations. The only way a society can fall is when it becomes willfully ignorant of potential outcomes and refuses to organize against them.

By extension, it would make sense that by being prepared for a particular crisis or outcome an individual or group could not only survive, but also profit. It is not crazy or outlandish to entertain the idea that there are groups in power (perhaps for many generations) that aggressively seek to predict or even force particular outcomes in geopolitics for their own profit. And, by profit, I do not necessarily mean material wealth. In many cases, the power of influence and psychological sway over the masses might be considered a far greater prize than money or property.

Mar 24 12:18

Will Washington Risk World War III to Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate?

The relentless demonization of Vladimir Putin is just one part of Washington’s multi-pronged strategy to roll-back Russian power in Central Asia and extinguish Putin’s dream of a “Greater Europe”. Along with the attempt to smear the Russian president as a “KGB thug” and “dictator”, the media has also alleged that Moscow intervened in the US presidential elections and that Russia is a serial aggressor that poses a growing threat to European and US national security. The media onslaught, which has greatly intensified since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, has been accompanied by harsh economic sanctions, asymmetrical attacks on Russia’s markets and currency, the arming and training of Russian adversaries in Ukraine and Syria, the calculated suppression of oil prices, and a heavy-handed effort to sabotage Russia’s business relations in Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer to that rhetorical question at the top of this article is, HELL, yes!!

Mar 24 11:03

‘America Reloaded’: FBI Posed as Film Crew to Access Bundy Ranch Militia

As armed militants descended upon Bundy Ranch in Nevada to support a rancher during his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 2014, undercover FBI agents posed as documentary filmmakers to collect statements from the militia.

Mar 24 11:00

CIA’s NightSkies tool can hack, remotely control iPhones without user knowing

WikiLeaks has revealed the CIA’s alleged ability to infiltrate and control iPhones through a tool called NightSkies, which is physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones and allows the CIA to monitor and download files from targets’ phones undetected.

The revelation is part of WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release named ‘Dark Matter.’

NightSkies works in the background and grants “full remote command and control,” to the CIA, allowing it to upload and download files from iPhones, including details from the owner’s phonebook, text messages and call logs, and to execute actions on the phones as it wishes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going back to a pre-NSA phone!

Mar 24 10:47

Constitution is BANNED in Federal Courthouse

The trial for the Political Prisoners in Las Vegas, Nevada continues this week. The prosecution has presented their case over 5 weeks, even extending it beyond what they originally stated.

Judge Gloria Navarro has allowed the prosecution much leeway, but has ruled that the defendants will not need the same concessions. She has micro-managed the defense case repeatedly and has now decided the six defendants will only need a week to present their case.

The government’s case, though it was scheduled to be completed already, does not expect to rest until this Friday, March 24, 2017. The court will then take a week off. The defense is expected to begin their case on Monday, April 3rd.

Mar 24 10:39

UN: Sanctions on North Korea Hindering Food Aid

A new report from the top UN official in Pyongyang is warning that the growing array of international sanctions against North Korea is having a serious deleterious impact on humanitarian aid shipments, saying they are facing a “radical decline” in donations because of sanctions fear.

In addition to the fear of accidentally violating sanctions with such donations of food, there is considerable diplomatic pressure not to feed the North Koreans, with South Korea’s government arguing that the North Korean government is using money not used on food for missile tests.

While that is true, North Korea’s government doesn’t appear to be interested in spending the money on food either way, and the UN is warning that about 41% of the population is undernourished at this point, with young children suffering from the most chronic malnutrition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The starvation of children, allegedly to "soften a country up" for invasion and/or occupation, is not a new tool of the West; the US and Saudi Arabia have been very effectively causing Yemeni kids to die of malnutrition over these last two years, courtesy of shutting down all Yemeni ports, so food cannot get in. Here's what THAT looks like:

Images: Yemeni children dying of malnutrition

Mar 24 10:33

US General: Russia ‘Perhaps’ Supplying Taliban

In the past few months, US officials have increasingly found it convenient to blame Russia for anything that goes wrong, no matter how little credibility such an accusation has. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, may have gone the farthest, however, saying that it was conceivable that Russia was providing unspecified “supply” to the Afghan Taliban.

Gen. Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he had “seen the influence of Russia of late,” and that “perhaps” this included supplies, though he neither offered any details on what sort of supplies he was accusing Russia of “perhaps” giving the Taliban, nor any evidence that anything he said was true.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gen. Scaparrotti, a word, please; trying to blame the nearly 16 year old, utterly failed US/NATO occupation on Russia, and providing absolutely no evidence with which to support your claim, is, shall we say diplomatically, completely counter-productive.

Mar 24 10:27

US Army Orders Multimillion Contract for Support Services at Kuwait Base

Pentagon reported that Vectrus Systems had received a more than half a billion dollar US Army contract to provide services for Kuwait base operations.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Vectrus Systems has received a more than half a billion dollar US Army contract to provide services for Kuwait base operations and security support, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

"Vectrus Systems Corporation [of] Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $521 million modification… contract for services for Kuwait base operations and security support services in the Kuwait area of responsibility," the announcement stated on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's look at a map of Kuwait:

Map of Kuwait and surrounding countries

There are 10 US military bases in Kuwait:

And as reported at globalsecurity.org in 2012:

The Associated Press reported in June 1012 the precise numbers on US forces in Kuwait, a presence that Pentagon officials has only reluctantly acknowledged. There were 15,000 troops stationed at Camp Arifjan, Ali Al Salem Air Base and Camp Buehring, in Kuwait. The U.S. uses Kuwait in its war planning as “staging hubs, training ranges and locations to provide logistical support” and to give it “flexibility” should the White House decide on a “pre-emptive” military strike against Syria or Iran. The U.S. military is maintaining at least 10 bases around the tiny emirate, including a command headquarters, a logistics center and two Air Force bases. During the two decades since U.S. and Coalition forces liberated Kuwait, a robust US presence -- military and civilian -- has become virtually a fixture in Kuwait. This posture has been encouraged by a welcoming host government that has seen its own long-term security linked to a significant USG presence, particularly on the military side. The generally hospitable official Kuwaiti environment, expressed in material terms by over US$1.2 billion annually in such benefits as free access to bases, waived port and air support fees, customs waivers, subsidized fuel and other services, rendered Kuwait an indispensable ally in the conduct of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and the US presence in Kuwait significantly facilitated US operations in the AF/PAK theater. US military operational flexibility here was governed by the favorable terms of a Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) with the Government of Kuwait signed in 1991 and extended for ten years in 2001; at the conclusion of the extension, the DCA continued in force indefinitely unless terminated by either side on one years' written notice.

So, if the US government is beefing up these bases now, and Kuwait is a place for power projection into the Persian Gulf, and construction is supposed to be completed in March of next year, what is the US military planning for the spring of 2018?!?

I do not know; but my gut is telling me, something wicked this way comes.

Mar 24 10:21

Gun Owners of America: Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Still Contains Gun Control

Trump is becoming a nightmare!

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is warning that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.o still contains measures that will allow doctors, insurance companies, and the ATF to use medical records to further a gun control agenda.
The first thing GOA points out is that Ryan’s bill “needs to be amended to prohibit the ATF from trolling the national health database, or Medicaid, or any new entitlement program for persons with PTSD, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, or merely ‘anxiety.’” GOA says the recently repealed Social Security gun ban allowed such trolling, which opened the door to the ATF growing the list of the persons prohibited from gun ownership based on otherwise private information gathered from health records.

Mar 24 10:06

Jihadi terror manuals on how to use a car as a 'tool of war' for mass murder can be found in just two minutes on Google and Twitter

Guides to mounting a car terror attack were available on Google and Twitter last night.

The vile manuals were online despite widespread warnings that UK jihadists use them for training.

Fanatics are urged to deploy large vehicles as ‘tools of war’ before going on a stabbing rampage – the template for Wednesday’s atrocity in Westminster. Boris Johnson accused social media websites of inciting terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What this man did was horrific, hideously immoral, and inexcusable.

But the bigger question that this article in the dailymail.co.uk did not want to answer is, why did this man become so radicalised, to the point where he felt he had no other possible response to his anger but the slaughter of innocents, who had done him utterly no wrong whatsoever?!?

I think that, at least, part of the answer to this is the way American, and Western foreign policy has been conducted for quite some time.

The US government, as does the UK's, has a pathological appetite for militarily subduing parts of the planet with the resources it wants; expropriating those resources to which it has no moral right; insuring that the leadership in the countries from which they are being extracted is Western-centric; then insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

And those living in the countries where this is happening, who do not see this arrangement as being good and positive for the citizens of that country?!?! They get assassinated with extrajudicial assassination drone strikes, which have killed thousands of innocents; children, women, and the medically fragile elderly.

The US and British governments, collectively, cannot say with a straight face that there is no blood on their hands through its military misadventures in places like Yemen; Syria; Africa; Iraq; and Afghanistan, to get those resources it believes that further wars will require. And this, too, is horrific, hideously immoral, and inexcusable.

But they wrap these wars in a cheap, Chinese-made flag of patriotism, and tell the kids going off to fight them, that these wars are about duty; honor; courage and defending their "way of life", when these wars are ultimately only about improving the corporate profits of those companies involved in the military/industrial complex, and expropriating foreign resources through more wars of conquest.

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic, he was definitely on to something.

So what is ultimately to be done here?!?

I have a very lovely, bright, and spiritually clear first cousin, about 20 years my senior, who is a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law for a major university.

He says that by the US and the UK government spent a fraction of the money it has spent on these horrific wars, many of which the US military is still finds itself enmeshed, and spent it on the development of workable alternative energy which actually can drive a tank, or power an airplane, or a rocket, this would make these wars of conquest unnecessary and irrelevant.

I think my first cousin is entirely right; if the US and UK really want to stop terrorism dead in its tracks, they must stop mucking about in other peoples' countries, and not create the fury and radicalisation over 3rd world exploitation which can manifest like this horrific attack at London's Parliament.

But if the US and UK do not do this kind of development of alternative energy, so that we are not dependent on fossil fuel into the future, then you have to realize that, to those elites in both governments, attacks like this against their hapless citizens, against which these governments cannot protect against, are simply "the cost of doing business", and these damned, perpetual wars will continue, as will the rage that will continue to manifest as murderous violence against both their soldiers in country, and against our citizens.

Mar 24 09:40

Trump’s son-in-law funds Israeli settlement projects

Big conflict of interest for Kushner and Trump!

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and trusted confidant of US President-elect Donald Trump, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organisations and institutions located in illegal West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

Kushner’s family donates a few million dollars a year on average to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, which Jared sits on the board of along with his brother and two sisters. The foundation was established in 1997.Another key beneficiary of Kushner charity in Israel is the Israeli army. Between 2011 and 2013, the foundation donated a total of $315,000 to Friends of the IDF, on whose board Jared serves.

Mar 24 09:17

Washington Talks End Without Agreement On Israeli Settlements

Most countries consider Israeli settlements, built on land captured in the 1967 Middle East war, to be illegal. Israel disagrees.

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

The four days of high-level meetings in Washington marked the latest step by President Donald Trump’s aides aimed at opening the way to renewed peace diplomacy between Israel and the Palestinians, despite deep skepticism in the United States and Middle East over the chances for success.

Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, who recently returned from a visit to the region, led the U.S. delegation in what were described as “intensive discussions” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff Yoav Horowitz and foreign policy adviser Jonathan Schachter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice how that mainstream corporate presstitutes have been ignoring these meetings as though they represented the plague itself.

And President Trump, a word, please.

Exercises in futility will not bring credibility to your foreign policy

Israel has demonstrated, since its inception, that it is pathologically incapable of being a good neighbor to any of the countries surrounding it, and also refuses to state, clearly, what the State of Israel's borders are, and that is because of the following reason.

This is because of their"vision" if you will, of creating what is called in Israel "Eretz Israel" or Greater Israel, which will run from the Nile to the Euphrates.Let's take a look at a map, and see what bits and pieces of other countries have to be ceded in order to make that happen:

map: Eretz Israel

We've got hunks of Jordan; Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia which will have to go in order for Israel to accomplish this; and these countries won't let that happen without a fight.

And so, what is Israel doing right now to claim more territory closer to home, and by any means necessary?!?

It is practicing serial genocide against the Palestinians; it has ramped up a brisk annexation program in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, throwing out Palestinians whose families have lived in those homes for generations.

This is the country which will not declare it is a nuclear armed country, even though it is; will not sign the NNPT (which, I might add, Iran has done), and refuses to have its nuclear weapons inspected.

This is the country which attempted to frame Egypt for the deliberate Israeli attack against the USS Liberty; this is the country which cheer-led the disastrous US military attack against Iraq (because it was an alleged "existential threat" against Israel, because of its great standard of living under Saddam Hussein), and continues to advocate for a US-led military strike against Iran (again, because it is an alleged "existential threat" to Israel). This is the country bombing Syria, unprovoked, and uninvited, in order to attempt to accomplish regime change there.

President Trump, it is time to cut your losses with Israel, and move on to something that can truly be accomplished; and unfortunately, a just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians will only happen after pigs have discovered the ability to fly.

Mar 24 08:48

WHAT IS CROWDSTRIKE? FIRM HIRED BY DNC HAS TIES TO HILLARY CLINTON, A UKRAINIAN BILLIONAIRE AND GOOGLE

As usual, the rabbit hole gets much deeper the more you look.

In yesterday’s post, Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question, I examined how CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC to look into its hacking breach, had been exposed as being completely wrong about a separate attack it claimed originated from the same group it claimed broke into DNC systems, and supposedly works for Russia’s military intelligence unit, GRU. Here’s some of what we learned:

An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election.

The whole things gets even more disturbing the more you look.

For example, Counterpunch put out a very important article earlier today on the topic, adding several crucial nuggets of information.

First there’s this:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here, as far as I can see, is that there is no "there" there, in terms of Russian hacking of the 2016 election.

Mar 24 08:42

LAWSUIT: POLICE DESTROYED FARM HOUSE TO CAPTURE HOMELESS MAN ARMED WITH AN ICE CREAM BAR

Is it possible to arrest an unarmed homeless person without destroying the residence he's hiding in? To the Fresno County Sheriff's Department and Clovis PD (and far too many other law enforcement agencies), the question remains rhetorical.

David Jessen's farmhouse felt the full, combined force of two law enforcement agencies and all their toys last June. According to his lawsuit [PDF], a homeless man was rousted from a nearby vacant house after he was discovered sleeping in the closet. He left peacefully but was soon spotted by the construction crew breaking into Jessen's house. The construction worker, god bless him, called the police because he thought they could help.

Now, the officers might have been concerned the homeless person had armed himself with one of Jessen's weapons, despite his assurances they were well-hidden/unloaded. Even so, they had plenty of options available that didn't include doing all the things they did instead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was not about "to protect and serve'; this was about "to search and destroy with impunity", and it appeared that the local cops did this with the sure and certain knowledge that they had the right to create as much property damage as they possibly could.

Mar 24 08:33

HAS ERDOGAN GONE FULLY ROGUE?

Over the last 20+ years, America has applied the nebulous term ‘rogue state’ with a bit of impunity.

So when discussing what makes a rogue state, it is better to construct a new, more neutral definition than rely on the American application of the word to any state which doesn’t dance to the NATO/US tune.

Let us define a rogue sate as: a state whose government pursues unilateral aggressive policies which result in the country’s sudden or gradual isolation from regional neighbours, former allies and those beyond.

But what about Turkey? Turkey is a great state, a powerful state, and a regionally important state with an economy to be reckoned with, in spite of recent downturns.

But Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly going rogue.

Mar 24 08:27

FBI has uncovered 'evidence of treason' among alt-right websites, says George W Bush's ethics lawyer

The man who served as former president George W Bush's most senior ethics lawyer has suggested that the FBI is "uncovering evidence of treason" by far right US news websites over their links with Russia.

Richard Painter tweeted a link to an article suggesting that the Bureau was looking into news outlets like Breitbart News, InfoWars and the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, to see whether they worked with Russian-backed operatives to disseminate stories favouring Donald Trump during the presidential election. at times when his campaign appeared to be struggling.

Sources told US publisher, McClatchy that online "bots" had created created millions of social media posts linking to articles on the sites, some of which were completely false, while other contained a mixture of fact and fiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This strikes me as desperation on the cusp of madness.

I have linked to all the resources indicated above, when I have been able to vet that the information came from multiple sources, and believed, to the best of my knowledge, that the information presented was factually based.

But when it becomes, "alleged treason" to tell the truth, the best you can, on a blog, you know your government has gone full tilt-boogie Orwell on you.

And that George Bush even had an "ethics layer", in his lying about the reasons reasons the US government had to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, is hysterically hypocritical, and worth a great laugh, but Richard Painter CANNOT expect to be taken seriously by any thinking American on these charges, after the dark, and brutal, legacy of Bush's presidency.

So now, this now thoroughly embarrassed, morally bankrupt, and completely irrelevant man is desperately attempting to forward the US Deep State Narrative of Russia being the "bad guy" in the geopolitical arena, and a country the US government and military needs to wagewar against.

I have to wonder just how much of Painter's stock portfolio is invested in companies which comprise the US Military/Industrial Complex, to make these accusations.

Mar 24 08:12

THE DEEP STATE'S DOMINANT NARRATIVES AND AUTHORITY ARE CRUMBLING

This is why the Deep State is fracturing: its narratives no longer align with the evidence.

As this chart from Google Trends illustrates, interest in the Deep State has increased dramatically in 2017. The term/topic has clearly moved from the specialist realm to the mainstream. I've been writing about the Deep State, and specifically, the fractures in the Deep State, for years.

Amusingly, now that "Progressives" have prostituted themselves to the Security Agencies and the Neocons/Neoliberals, they are busy denying the Deep State exists. For example, There is No Deep State (The New Yorker).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple; after Bush's "j'accuse" against Saddam Hussein, that he had alleged "weapons of mass destruction" to sell the invasion and occupation of Iraq, no one can take ANYTHING the Federal Government says seriously any more.

The great lies have been unmasked; US citizens realise that all wars are economic in nature, and the American people have become war-weary, and war-skeptical.

Our alleged "Congressional Representatives" no longer represent We the People; they represent the interests only of those large corporations which fund their campaigns.

Voters have become...irrelevant, as long as those campaign coffers remain full.

Mar 24 08:10

Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)

Yesterday we reported that an international group of hackers claim they have breached Apple’s iCloud user database and stolen 300 million usernames and passwords. The group has threatened to initiate a widespread factory reset on April 7th, 2017, potentially wiping out data on tens of millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts should Apple fail to pay a ransom.

But that breach by nefarious hackers, while serious, is nothing compared to what your trusted operating system provider may be doing on your personal computer.

According to a recent report, if you are a Windows 10 user then every single keystroke you have ever typed on your computer may have been logged and sent to Microsoft.

Mar 24 08:04

AFTER US REFUSED TO CHARGE THEM FOR LAUNDERING TERRORIST MONEY, MEGABANKS BUSTED AGAIN

An investigative reporting coalition recently released a report alleging a multi-billion dollar money laundering operation that has affected hundreds of banks and companies in 96 countries including the repeat offender, HSBC.
In 2012, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, settled with the U.S. Government, avoiding criminal prosecution of its executives, for helping to launder money for Mexican drug cartels as well as Al Qaeda. According to the US Senate’s report, which investigated the matter, HSBC provided a “gateway for terrorists to gain access to U.S. dollars and the U.S. financial system.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, this is SOP (standard operating procedures) for the TBTF (too big to fail) banks; I'm not surprised, and unless and until the executives who signed off on these actions get prosecuted and jailed (and I am talking about hard time, and NOT a "Club Fed"), such practices will continue.

When all prosecutors like Lynch do is a slap on the wrist, through fines, and not prosecuting individuals who thought these kinds of actions were "a good idea" persist, nothing will change.

Additionally, the rich very rarely eat their own; I do not know what the lady's net worth may be, but I don't think she left her position as Attorney General a pauper

Mar 24 07:51

COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF POLICE WHO POUNDED ON WRONG DOOR, DIDN'T IDENTIFY THEMSELVES, THEN KILLED INNOCENT MAN FOR HOLDING A GUN

According to a federal appeals court, police will not be held accountable for banging on the wrong door at 1:30 am, failing to identify themselves as police, and then repeatedly shooting and killing the innocent homeowner who answered the door while holding a gun in self-defense. Although 26-year-old Andrew Scott had committed no crime and never fired a single bullet or lifted his firearm against police, he was gunned down by police who were investigating a speeding incident by engaging in a middle-of-the-night “knock and talk” in Scott’s apartment complex.

In ruling in favor of qualified immunity for police, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has given law enforcement agencies further incentives to engage in aggressive “knock and talk” practices, which have become thinly veiled, warrantless exercises by which citizens are coerced and intimidated into “talking” with heavily armed police who “knock” on their doors in the middle of the night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassinating ordinary citizens by police has become the order of the day, and this decision highlights the reality that now, police the right to do this with impunity.

This was a truly lousy ruling, in terms of siding with true justice in the United States, and demonstrates, very clearly, that US jurisprudence is rapidly slouching down the road of Code Napoleon law, where individual citizens were considered guilty until proven innocent.

Mar 24 07:44

SURVEILLANCE STATE GOES AFTER TRUMP

Since Donald Trump’s election, former Special FBI Agent Coleen Rowley has been alarmed over with how Democratic hawks, neocons and other associates in the “deep state” have obsessed over “resurrecting the ghost of Joseph McCarthy” and have built political support for a permanent war policy around hatred of Russia.

Rowley, whose 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11failures, compared the current anti-Russia hysteria to “the

‘Red Scare’ fear of Communism” famously associated with legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover who collaborated with Sen. Joe McCarthy’s hunt for disloyal Americans in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hatchet job on both Trump and Russia has got to end, so that this country can get the REAL, and pressing problems it faces sorted, like illegal immigration; the crumbling of America's infrastructure, and a military which spends huge sums of money for equipment and services it buys, but doesn't get very much "bank" for its buck, at the end of the day.

A magician would call this McCarthy-esque "witch hunt" against both Trump and Russia "misdirection"; taking the focus of what they are doing, and placing that focus somewhere else.

Mar 23 17:04

The Season of Sacrifice

With the attack in London yesterday the season of sacrifice has begun. Take the time to listen to this broadcast about this time period of the year. Pay attention to all of the events that have happened in this time period over the years. It's a pattern that can be clearly seen when one's eyes are open to it. Remember ladies and gentlemen, it does not matter if you believe in this, the powers that shouldn't be do. To have any chance of winning a battle one must fully understand the opponent.

***FROM THE SHOW DESCRIPTION***

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back to the broadcast close friend, and occulted knowledge specialist Mark Passio. The two of them cover “The Season of Sacrifice” that takes place every year in the beginning of April, it’s origins, and what it means to the powers that shouldn't be. They showcase how many different tragedies have happened during this time period.

Mar 23 14:28

FEC Dems again eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

The campaign by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission to regulate the internet, from Twitter and Facebook to Drudge, is back after some liberal commissioners threw in the towel amid GOP opposition.

Seizing on an exit report card of the agency by ex-Commissioner Ann Ravel, the left is complaining that the internet isn't being regulated for political content and spending, but should be.

Mar 23 14:21

Trump's Labor Secretary nominee faces questions over why he cut a deal with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein instead of indicting him on federal sex crimes

Alexander Acosta is facing questions over plea deal he oversaw for pedophile
Billionaire sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, pleaded guilty in 2008 to Florida charges of soliciting prostitution and was sentenced to 18 months in prison
Lawsuit questions why Acosta, whose confirmation hearing is this week, cut deal with Epstein a decade ago instead of pursuing a federal indictment
Acosta defended decisions as best outcome given evidence available at the time

Mar 23 10:54

Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System

President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as “THE HAMMER,” according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery.

Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US Naval facility.

Mar 23 10:35

The NSA & Your Data: If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear

Welcome to the Domestic Surveillance Directorate

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Our value is founded on a unique and deep understanding of risks, vulnerabilities, mitigations, and threats. Domestic Surveillance plays a vital role in our national security by using advanced data mining systems to "connect the dots" to identify suspicious patterns.

Mar 23 10:28

Prosecutor Lee Klayman "Comey Lied about Trump Surveillance" - Founder of Judicial Watch

Comey should be hauled back to testify before the committee on March 28th - Klayman to be present at hearing

Mar 23 10:09

THE WORST RETAIL CATACLYSM EVER: SEARS WARNS IT IS ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE AS PAYLESS PREPARES TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

More than 3,500 retail stores are going to close all across America over the next few months as the worst retail downturn in U.S. history gets even deeper. Earlier this week, Sears shocked the world when it announced that there is “substantial doubt” that the company will be able to “continue as a going concern” much longer. In other words, Sears has announced that it is on the verge of imminent collapse. Meanwhile, Payless stunned the retail industry when it came out that they are preparing to file for bankruptcy. The “retail apocalypse” that I have been warning about is greatly accelerating, and many believe that this is one of the early warning signs that the economic collapse that is already going on in other parts of the globe will soon reach U.S. shores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sears is the proverbial "canary in the coal mine."

When it is about to go under, we will probably see a tsunami of other retail establishments falling in its wake.

And online buying is not the villain here; people just don't have the expendable income with which to shop, and they are keeping a very close eye on credit card usage, now that the Fed has upped their rates.

Mar 23 10:03

NOW CAN WE ADMIT THE WAR ON TERROR HAS FAILED?

In the wake of the terror attacks in England, France, Germany and elsewhere, can we finally admit that the war on terror is an utter and complete failure?

10 WAYS TO REDUCE TERRORISM

So if the war on terror has failed, what should we do to stop terrorists?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very logical, well- thought out, rational approach to the issue; but because it is logical, the US government will not pay absolutely zero attention to it, because it prefers to do the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid things it can to keep terrorism continuing.

And why?!?

Because of the profits terrorism creates for the military/industrial complex, and for the banks, and the ability of terroristic acts to create fear in their people, so that they are easily manipulated to give up more of their freedoms and liberties!!

Karl Marx said some very odd things, and the main critique I have of communism, is that it takes all of society to be living saints to actually make it work; and in this lifetime, I have seen very few living saints.

But when he made the point that all wars were, ultimately, economic in their origin, he was one hundred percent correct.

So I have to ask, about the terrible attack in London at Parliament yesterday, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!? And how many more draconian laws are going to be placed against British subjects, and how much more of whatever freedoms they have left will be taken away, in its wake?!?

Mar 23 09:51

David Rockefeller & a dark legacy in Brasil – A critical obituary

On March 20, David Rockefeller died at the age of 101. As the obituaries for one of the world’s richest men gush over his philanthropy, it needs to be pointed out that he was a major player in several Latin American coups, supported extremely corrupt military dictatorships, post-dictatorship neoliberal policies that greatly exacerbated income stratification and poverty and that his dark legacy will continue to influence the region long after his death.

The Rockefellers’ arrival in Brazil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man had a very dark legacy, no matter his what his philanthropic profile looked like!!

Mar 23 09:45

NEW DOCS EXPOSE BUSH SR. ILLEGALLY DESTROYING EVIDENCE OF US CRIMES WHILE HEAD OF CIA

Documents recently dredged from the CIA’s massive database expose an effort by the former director to destroy documents evincing the agency’s illegal activities and operations.

That director — George H.W. Bush, who served in the role from January 1976 until January 1977 — went on to become the 41st President of the United States.

As MuckRock reports,

“In 1976, Congresswoman Bella Abzug wrote to CIA Director George H.W. Bush about the existing moratorium on the destruction of CIA files. As the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Rights, which had jurisdiction over government information policy including FOIA and the Privacy Act, she wanted the moratorium extended — specifically, she wanted to ensure that Congress had time to enact legislation in response to the Church, Pike, and Rockefeller hearings and the resulting reports.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

Mar 23 09:39

Super Snowden Whistleblower Releases 600,000,000 Pages Of Illegal NSA Spying

Mar 23 09:29

Mainstream Media In Total Collapse

Few any longer believe the “mainstream media,” that is, the presstitutes. This has put the presstitutes into a panic as they lose their value to the ruling elite if they cannot control the explanations in order to justify the self-serving agendas of the ruling elite.

To fight back against the alternative media that does tell the truth, a secret group, PropOrNot, as well hidden as an an offshore money-laundering operation, published a list of 200 websites accused of being “Russian agents/dupes.”

PropOrNot’s effort to discredit truth-tellers was hurt by the site’s anonymity.

Consequently, the next list appeared on the website of the Harvard University library, where it is attributed to a Melissa Zimdars of whom no one has ever previously heard. The websites on the list are also on the PropOrNot list, but those of us on Zimdars’ list are no longer “Russian agents/dupes,” merely purveyors of “fake news.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reader wrote in to point out that while whatreallyhappened.com is on the Harvard list, none of Alex Jones' websites appear anywhere!

Mar 23 09:27

ABOUT HALF OF DETROIT CAN'T READ

America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate.
The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary.

Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks."

Various estimates of the scale of need for basic skills services in the region convey a crisis-level order of magnitude.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; but of course, illiterate and innumerate people are incapable of critical thinking, or "doing the math", when it comes to politicians manipulating them, and politicians love it when people cannot do either.

I would suggest that this failure of the Detroit educational system is not accidental, but deliberately institutional.

So I can absolutely imagine that the local, state, and Federal politicians, looking at these numbers, are rejoicing at what they see!!

Parents in Detroit and elsewhere, whose kids are going to public schools, please do NOT count on your schools to educate your children, because most likely, THEY WILL NOT. Horrifically bad teachers will not be removed because of union protection.

Start reading to your kids, getting them reading as well, and start them on simple math, TODAY. Start a club, or a group, which does this after school, and make it fun!!

I was enormously lucky, in many aspects to have been born into the family I was. Language, and reading, were very strongly stressed by my parents, and when I was in high school, my Dad took me to EVERY Shakespeare play done at the local community college, as if to tell me, "The English language is your heritage, my dear; LEARN IT AND USE IT WELL!!"

Mar 23 09:12

WIKILEAKS RELEASES "NIGHTSKIES 1.2": PROOF CIA BUGS "FACTORY FRESH" IPHONES

The latest leaks from WikiLeaks' Vault 7 is titled “Dark Matter” and claims that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers. The full documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all by its lonesome, the CIA has decided to eviscerate the 4th Amendment to the Constitution; and the Judicial, Executive and Legislative portions of our government are collectively impotent to stop them?!?

Folks, here's the deal for me.

I am a Christian Witness/Pacifist Activist who never advocates violence as a response to anything this government doe, but exhorts her government to resolve its geopolitical disputes with negotiations rather than through war; I am a published composer of religious music, and a choral conductor at my local Methodist church.

So will someone please explain to me, in a way that seems reasonable, as a completely non-violent, loving, and logical human being, why I should be targeted for surveillance?!? Is the short answer, "Just because they CAN??"

And the really hysterical/ironic part of all this, is that the actual baddies have already encrypted cell and other communications to the point where they are "bullet-proof" to all of the US's "alphabet soup" intelligence agencies.

Mar 23 09:01

Tillerson Confirms US Plans For Long Term Military Presence In Iraq

(*vindicating my personal point of view , when presented with Bush the second was delusional when he declared Mission Accomplished , in Iraq .
When looked at one way , yes! , he was as much a knucklehead , as Trump is naive .
My point of view is Bush was honest , for a change . After his dad made that mess , in the original Gulf War presented by the US Government, and CNN , the 'mission' , for Bush Jr. was to get us back IN , PERMANENTLY . making it easier for Tillerson amd Trump , to keep the thumb on those people .)

Mar 23 08:36

Trump's Labor Secretary nominee faces questions over why he cut a deal with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein instead of indicting him on federal sex crimes

Another BAD appointment by Trump! Trump's appointee gave a serial child molester a pass!

President Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee is facing questions over the unusual plea deal he oversaw for billionaire sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, while serving as US attorney in Miami.

Alexander Acosta made a deal with Epstein which meant he avoided federal prosecution and a potential life prison sentence when he was found guilty of soliciting prostitution in 2008.

He is now at the center of a lawsuit, which names President Donald Trump as a witness, which accuses him of mishandling the case a decade ago.

Critics, including attorneys for some underage victims of financier Epstein, claim the plea agreement was a 'sweetheart deal' made possible only by Epstein's wealth, connections and high-powered lawyers.

The story resurfaced just hours before his confirmation hearing for the secretary of labor was set to start.

Mar 23 08:32

Wikileaks Releases "NightSkies 1.2": Proof CIA Bugs "Factory Fresh" iPhones

The latest leaks from WikiLeaks' Vault 7 is titled “Dark Matter” and claims that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers.

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SELL YOUR APPLE STOCK NOW!!!!!!!

Mar 23 08:09

A Very Nice, Evil Man — Gary North on David Rockefeller.

So, I will not miss David Rockefeller. I suppose I should speak well of the dead, but I'm going to make an exception in this case. I don't want to lie. I am also not going to stay silent. He wasted his time. He wasted his money. He wasted his life. He was my favorite modern example of Mark 8:36. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

Mar 23 07:53

If the US Senate Weren’t a Gang of Thieves — Andrew P. Napolitano on questions for Judge Gorsuch.

One of the reasons Justice Scalia gave for rejecting as an interpretive tool the statements made by members of Congress when they passed any legislation under scrutiny is the truism that politicians have only one goal in their work, no matter what they are saying — to get re-elected. The senators examining Judge Gorsuch are probably more concerned with that than with doing the right thing for the court. I hope that in this respect, I am wrong, as I have been before.

Mar 23 07:38

Sen. Feinstein finds the Founders’ views on the Constitution ‘troubling’

Of course, Feinstein doesn’t really care about the Constitution. But she’s not alone. As I’ve written many times, politicians — with only a handful of exceptions — do not care about the Constitution and generally see it as an impediment to their objective. What she truly finds “troubling” is that it impedes — in whatever small sense — her from her objective to steal guns from Americans or enslave them in other ways.

Mar 23 07:17

Vault 7: Projects - Dark Matter

Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

Mar 23 00:06

Nuclear War: Hopefully Just A Bad Dream

Go here
for the full text of my description, with images as closely resembling as I could find.

From the conclusion:

Notably, there were two types of nuclear scenarios with which The Powers That Be in my dreamworld had not seen fit to torture me, and with which I therefore had not had the misfortune to have had any familiarity. One of them is the aftereffects, environmental and political, of a modern-day First Strike by the United States....

Excerpts:

Dreamt, last night, that WW3 started.

And we may have started it.

Mar 22 16:06

NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal

The department could not locate legal authorizations for its surveillance operations

Mar 22 15:50

Top Obama Administration Officials Show Total Lack of Self-Awareness on Twitter

Several top officials from the Obama administration woke up and decided to join Twitter now that they were out of jobs. It must have been like turning on the TV news for the first time after coming out of an eight-year-long coma because none of them can seem to grasp the concept that they were the ones actually in charge of a world seemingly spinning out of control.

Mar 22 15:48

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Delay Bill

(*The People Of The Coomonwealth Voted FOR Legal Recreational Marijuana . The Republican Govorner , Charlie Baker , on November 20 2016 , Made It Clear He Didn't Like The Bill .
Today He Made It Clear The People Can Blow Smoke , eh , Pound Sand!)

Mar 22 15:13

Turns out Trump was hacked… sort of

It is yet another reminder that the federal government’s various law enforcement agencies continue to conduct warrantless mass surveillance on millions of innocent Americans. If Trump’s irritated by having his personal privacy violated, perhaps he should lead a charger to reinvigorate the nation’s 4th Amendment.

Mar 22 14:26

Gun Control and the Second Amendment

There should not be gun-control laws anymore than there should be shovel-control laws or broom-control laws. Guns should be treated as commodities just like bananas, apples, and oranges. It is what you do with a gun that is important, not that you buy, sell, or own one.

Mar 22 14:21

Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left?

If the investigation of Russiagate turns up no link between Trump and the pilfered emails, Democrats will have egg all over their faces. And the Democratic base will have to face a painful truth. Vladimir Putin did not steal this election. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama lost it. Donald Trump won it fair and square. He is not an “illegitimate” president. There will be no impeachment. They were deceived and misled by their own leaders and media. They bought into a Big Lie.

Mar 22 14:04

Facebook Expands Roll-Out of Fact-Checker in ‘Fake News’ Crackdown

Facebook has expanded the roll-out of its fact-checker tool to combat ‘fake news’ as more users report the appearance of the ‘disputed’ message alert. The pop-up lets users know when a story’s accuracy is questionable before they share it.

Mar 22 13:52

Living the DREAM : Americans Are Dying With an Average of $62K of Debt

You’re probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credit.com by credit bureau Experian. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Without home loans, the average balance was $12,875.

Mar 22 13:43

In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell once said that “in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Since he offered those words decades ago, we have seen deceit become a pervasive and global problem, where the general public really has no clue what is happening around the world. The truth is, we live in a world of secrecy, and many prominent figures throughout history have been trying to tell us this for years. Even President Theodore Roosevelt warned us of the secret government, revealing that “behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

Mar 22 13:08

Stop the presses!

The headline above is not my demand. It is my plea. Please, stop the presses, stop the propaganda, stop the lies. The mainstream news is giving me migraines. At the end of the day I know less than when I woke up in the morning. Obama versus Trump is being constructed as a story of good versus evil, light versus darkness, hope versus hopelessness. If the far left sell this lie, the Fourth Estate is more dangerous to America than Donald Trump could ever be.

Mar 22 12:31

The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard of

On a heavily protected military base some 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., sits the massive headquarters of a spy agency few know exists. Even Barack Obama, five months into his presidency, seemed not to have recognized its name. While shaking hands at a Five Guys hamburger restaurant in Washington in May 2009, he asked a customer seated at a table about his job. “What do you [do]?” the president inquired. “I work at NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,” the man answered. Obama appeared dumbfounded. “So, explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial…” he said, unable to finish the name. Eight years after that videotape aired, the NGA remains by far the most shadowy member of the Big Five spy agencies, which include the CIA and the National Security Agency.

Mar 22 12:20

GOP lawmaker: Trump communications may have been 'monitored'

One more time. It was the NSA with their net that catches everything that was the source of the leaks. Right before he left office Obama signed an E.O. that has the NSA pass what they Hoover up, to 16 other Federal Agencies.
There is where the leaks are coming from and it is on paper legal under Obama's E.O. If Trump hasn't canceled that E.O. He had better do so pronto!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly including President Donald Trump himself — may have been "monitored" after the election as part of an "incidental collection."

Mar 22 11:57

Xi Jinping urges two-state Palestinian solution in talks with Israeli PM

Beijing on Tuesday called for peaceful coexistence between Israel and an independent Palestinian state “as soon as possible”.

In a meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Xi Jinping said a stable Middle East was in the interests of both China and Israel.

“The conflict between Israel and Palestine has had a long lasting impact on the Middle East,” he was quoted by CCTV as saying. “China appreciates that the Israeli side will continue to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the “two-state solution”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Xi Jinping, a word, please: I have a very strong sense that you said this "for public consumption", but would suggest that this will only happen when pigs discover how to fly.

At some level you need to understand that Israel does not want peace in the Middle East; they want territory, and by any means necessary, as far as the Israeli government is concerned, and regional destabilization is the only way they believe they can achieve it. Please remember what the term "Eretz Israel" means to Israeli hard liners; a country stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates River.

Here's a map of how this larger Israel would look:

Map: Eretz Israel

And notice the bits of other countries which come under Israel's control, if this came about; large hunks if Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia would have to be ceded, before this happened.

The Israeli government bombed the USS Liberty, and attempted to blame Egypt for it, nearly causing a Third World war; they cheer-led the US's catastrophic war against Iraq; they are cheer leading for a US-backed war against Iran; they are attacking Syria, uninvited and unprovoked; they are committing serial genocide against the Palestinians, and doing brisk, illegal annexations of Palestinian territory in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

After evaluating all this, can you rationally, and reasonably believe that the Israeli government wants to create a two-state solution with the Palestinians?

I am afraid, Sir, the short answer is, "absolutely not!"

Mar 22 11:24

BREITBART AND INFOWARS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR TIES TO RUSSIA

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, according to a new report.

The Hill reported the probe is focused on discovering whether Russian operatives used conservative outlets to help spread stories favoring now-President Trump, McClatchy said Monday after confirming with two people familiar with the inquiry that the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division is driving the investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This so looks like McCarythyistic desperation on the cusp of madness, I hardly know where to begin.

And yes, having read, and occasionally linked to both blogs, I would characterise them as "conservative"; but "ultra-right?!?

In November's election, I really felt as though I had very little choice whatsoever than Trump, in light of the fact that the Democrats shoved Clinton down the voters' throats to the point of massive, collective regurgitation, and "arranged" for Bernie Sanders to lose its party's nomination.

Wikileaks proved primaries were rigged; the DNC undermined democracy

Busted! Document proves DNC, Clinton rigged election

Racketeering Lawsuit Exposing Nationwide Vote Rigging in DNC Primaries Could Derail Clinton

But unless and until the DNC is able to "get over" the reality that the American voters saw, in Clinton, a spoiled, wealthy corrupt warmonger who was pathologically incapable of identifying with everyday working people; until they are able to "get over" the reality that people knew she massively botched both Libya and Benghazi, and that her alleged "foreign policy chops" never met a war she didn't like, we are going to see more Federal tax money wasted on continuing investigations of this nature, full of sound and fury, and at the end of the day, most probably, signifying absolutely ....nothing.

Mar 22 11:05

A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a critical vulnerability that allows the CIA to use a simple command to remotely execute malicious code that takes full control of the devices. There currently is no fix.

WikiLeaks publishes docs from what it says is trove of CIA hacking tools
Cisco researchers said they discovered the vulnerability as they analyzed a cache of documents that are believed to have been stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. The flaw, found in at least 318 switches, allows remote attackers to execute code that runs with elevated privileges, Cisco warned in an advisory published Friday. The bug resides in the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP), which uses the telnet protocol to deliver signals and commands on internal networks. It stems from a failure to restrict telnet options to local communications and the incorrect processing of malformed CMP-only telnet options.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YIKES!! And there is no "fix" for this?!?

Mar 22 10:54

DONALD TRUMP IS FILLING TOP PENTAGON AND HOMELAND SECURITY POSITIONS WITH DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

President Donald Trump has weaponized the revolving door by appointing defense contractors and their lobbyists to key government positions as he seeks to rapidly expand the military budget and homeland security programs.

Two Department of Homeland Security appointments Trump announced Tuesday morning are perfect examples.

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I am profoundly disappointed by these developments; we need people in these positions who insure, through an audit process, that all the money spent by the US government intelligently, and that the "bang" for its weapons development dollars is a profoundly positive one.

Throwing more money at a failed system will not fix the problems of a failed system, the corporate governance of which believes it is perfectly acceptable to deliver flawed, so late in delivery as to be obsolete, and vastly over-budget products.

Mar 22 10:49

EU Official: We’ll Force Members To Accept Refugees

The commissioner for the European Union’s “Common Immigration and Asylum Policy” said the bloc can force member states to accept refugees, the Associated Press reports.

The commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said that the bloc has the “tools, the means and the power,” to force member states to comply. Avramopoulos’s comments came during a visit to Poland, which has opposed EU efforts to resettle refugees. Poland argues that many of the refugees in Europe came to improve their economic prospects, rather than fleeing a dangerous war-zone.

Avramopoulos’s comments are the latest in a series of threats by EU officials to countries that refuse to accept refugees or challenge the EU’s quotas. “The Commission might start infraction procedures” against resistant nations, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans declared in early February. He expressed his hope that “peer pressure” would force countries to comply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the EU believes it can FORCE member nations to absorb thousands of violent young men into their countries?!?

These two have, by these statements, looking at all the horrific violence which has accompanied this unvetted immigration has created, spoken the death knell of the EU.

And I have a grand idea; why don't EU member nations FORCE their leadership in Brussels to accept these immigrants in their own homes, particularly if they have teenage girls in their homes?!?

Let the "cultural enrichment" of EU officials, and their families, begin, and right the heck now!!

Mar 22 10:41

OUR HOPELESSLY DYSFUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY

Democracy in America has become a hollow shell. The conventional markers of democracy--elections and elected representatives--exist, but they are mere facades; the mechanisms of setting the course of the nation are corrupt, and the power lies outside the public's reach.

History has shown that democratic elections don't guarantee an uncorrupt, functional government. Rather, democracy has become the public-relations stamp of approval for corrupt governance that runs roughshod over individual liberty while centralizing the power to enforce consent, silence critics and maintain the status quo.

Consider Smith's Neofeudalism Principle #1: If the citizenry cannot replace a dysfunctional government and/or limit the power of the financial Aristocracy at the ballot box, the nation is a democracy in name only.

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As crystallized in the following video:

Mar 22 10:35

FLASHBACK - 5 Minute Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox News

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