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December 10, 2016

Dec 10 12:10

Putin BOMBSHELL to West: 'I saw your instructions to NGOs to destabilize Russia

Dec 10 11:57

Trump blasts CNN for ‘fake news’ over Celebrity Apprentice executive producer report

In his latest Twitter tirade, US president-elect Donald Trump rebuked CNN for reporting that he will continue to work as an executive producer for Celebrity Apprentice when he becomes president, a day after one of his top advisers defended him for keeping the role.

Trump received extensive criticism when the story emerged that he would be continuing to work on the reality TV show when he moves into the White House. On Saturday, however, he took to Twitter to vociferously deny the reports.

“I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B [Burnett] & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!” he said, “Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are rediculous [sic] & untrue – FAKE NEWS!”

Dec 10 11:43

Samsung's Note7 kill-switch is deeply disturbing, whether you own one or not

The world—and our devices—are growing more and more interconnected, enabling incredible experiences, some borderline magical. But the Note7 saga shows the ugly underbelly of that connectivity: that your rights as an "owner" of a product are nothing when stacked against the power of the platform it runs on.

And depending on the whims of executives in Seoul or Cupertino, Mountain View or Redmond, that power can shift in a heartbeat.

Dec 10 11:40

FBI sent planeload of agents to frame Assange in Iceland, got snubbed by minister

The US sent a “planeload of FBI agents” to Iceland in 2011 to frame WikiLeaks and its co-founder Julian Assange, according to a former Icelandic minister of interior, who refused them any cooperation and asked them to cease their activities.

In June 2011, Obama administration implied to Iceland's authorities they had knowledge of hackers wanting to destroy software systems in the country, and offered help, then-Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, said in an interview with the Katoikos publication.

However, Jonasson said he instantly became “suspicious” of the US good intentions, “well aware that a helping hand might easily become a manipulating hand.”



Dec 10 11:34

Donald Trump names Australian millionaire the head of US manufacturing council to 'bring the industry back to America'

Donald Trump has tapped Australian-born multimillionaire Andrew Liveris to lead efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

The chief executive of massive conglomerate Dow Chemical will head the American Manufacturing Council, which advises the Commerce Secretary.

Dec 10 11:26

The DOE vs. Ugly Reality

Over at the Washington Post, Chris Mooney and the usual suspects are seriously alarmed by a memo sent out by the Transition Team at the Department of Energy. They describe it in breathless terms in an article entitled “Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings“.

. . . . the Post put up a copy of the memo in the most idiotic form ever—ten separate individual pages, in image form without searchable text, printed sideways. Thanks, guys, it’s clear you’ve only posted them because you have to.

To save your neck from getting a crick from holding your head sideways, I’ve snagged them off the web and OCR’d them so we could all have a look.

Dec 10 11:01

If Everything is so Bullish, Why Are Bank Insiders Dumping Their Shares at Record Pace?

What are they seeing from their perch that we don’t?

Dec 10 10:55

PropOrNot: Evidence of a CIA Psychological Operation

In early 2008, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard scholar and later the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, wrote a paper with colleague Adrian Vermeule titled simply “Conspiracy Theories.” Sunstein and Vermeule argue the existence of conspiracy theories “may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law.”

In addition to proposing outright censorship of information the government considers“extremist theories,” Sunstein and his co-author suggest using “cognitive infiltration” of groups and networks.

Instead of a covert operation resembling the FBI’s Operation COINTELPRO using physical infiltration to disrupt and discredit political groups, Sunstein proposed attacking targeted groups in cyberspace.



Dec 10 10:17

Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

A 1995 federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania may offer some clues to Clinton supporters as to possible legal authority for removing an elected official from office and replacing them with their erstwhile opponent.

In light of late-breaking reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump’s victory, Clinton supporters are furiously in pursuit of remedies.

At 10:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Washington Post broke an explosive story alleging that Russians had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in order to assist Donald Trump in a victory over democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The story reveals that a CIA assessment detailing this conclusion had been presented to President Obama and top congressional leaders last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged CIA "assessment" has been presented as accomplished fact, with absolutely no evidence revealed of how this could have possibly come about.

And in the HufPo Article (or, what passes for journalism at this blog these days) the breathlessness, and lack of any attribution whatsoever, makes this accusation highly suspicious, and stink to high heaven.

A shocking secret CIA assessment has concluded that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election expressly to help Donald Trump win, according to an exclusive report Friday by The Washington Post (the same Washington Post that claimed this website was a Russian propaganda outlet, then admitted the story was fake). Until now, intelligence sources have indicated that Russian hacking throughout the campaign that repeatedly exposed information overwhelmingly embarrassing for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was an effort to undermine Americans’ faith in their government. Now the intelligence community has concluded that Russia was clearly after a Trump victory and manipulated information to that end, according to sources who spoke to the newspaper. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” a senior U.S. official briefed on the CIA assessment told The Washington Post. “That’s the consensus view.”

"...consensus view", MY ASTROLABE! Right now, in this very dangerous geopolitical assertion against Russia, the CIA appears to be "fact free", with no mechanism, and no actual information on how this could have possibly happened.

And who the hell are the alleged "sources" on this?!? The American people deserve to know. Apparently, the WaPo has decided to blatantly ignore the basic tenants of journalism: who, what, when, where, and why.

And CIA, I have a news flash for you: the American people's faith in their government was destroyed quite a long time ago. The real erosion started when, enabled by a presstitute media, President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein's alleged "weapons of mass destruction", as the "justification" for the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and we can all see, today, just how brilliantly that has gone.

Trump Is Right, Bush Lied: A Little-Known Part of the Bogus Case for War

The American people, and the world, understand that the US government lies with impunity, to further its geopolitical, or partisan, agendas; here, we are dealing with a desperate Clinton, and desperate Democratic party, pathologically unable to learn from their mistakes, and willing to do anything to override the will of the people.

I shudder to think what the outcome will be if Trump is not verified as President Elect on the 19th of this month.

Dec 10 10:00

Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

The US secretary of state has called on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to "show a little grace" as their forces close in on the remaining rebel-held area of the city of Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Puh-LEEEZ don;t kill our hired terrorists! We'll never get any terrorists to work for us again if you keep killing them off!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse



Dec 10 09:59

Boom! Dow Chemical CEO Announces New Plant in Michigan at Trump’s Grand Rapids Rally

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris spoke at Donald Trump’s Thank You rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday night.

Liveris will head up Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Council.

Dec 10 09:58

Howard confident alliance with the US would remain strong under Trump

Dec 10 09:55

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

The mainstream media market share is steadily decreasing year on year, while ours increases.

Combine that with the fact that their business model is dying; newspaper sales are in freefall.

This means less advertising revenue. National newspapers reported an 11% fall last year alone, with some titles reporting a 13% fall.

This amounts to a 29% fall in profits for some newspapers.

They aren’t going to go quietly.

Dec 10 09:54

Snow Comes to Abilene

Here in the city of Abilene, as the season's interminable march into winter continues, cold weather seems to be more and more abundant.

However, today's cold weather has been set apart from previous chilly days this year. Because today's weather brought with it the rare, white, fluffy and decidedly cold form of precipitation known as snow, and Abilenians were surprised.

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Dec 10 09:47

M6.1 - 131km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about 575 miles north along the same fault system that is producing all the quakes in the Solomon Islands.

Dec 10 09:46

Hard left group plans massive Trump inauguration disruption as Electoral College voters plan Trump revolt

A group of hard left activists are planning a massive disruption in Washington D.C. on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration with the stated goal of shutting it down.

The group, #DisruptJ20, has posted a manifesto on their website which makes clear that they are planning widespread civil disobedience and possible illegal actions. Calling on “all people of conscience” to shut down the event, the groups website even indicates that they believe they may be able to stop Trump’s ascension to the presidency all together.

Dec 10 09:43

Obama regime positions to retain power, stay in office, as shitstorm develops

Major coordinated attacks on the President-elect’s character and judgement have been launched as of late Friday night, after the New York Times and Washington Post both released major disinformation pieces, citing how the C.I.A. has ruled with “high confidence” that the Russians helped sway the elections, creating Trump’s win.

Dec 10 09:38

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ASKING FOR A GOVERNMENT BAILOUT VIA CENSORSHIP

The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . that Washington is a highly corrupt place full of truly despicable people. For people who make their living on controlling media and information, it was akin to the barbarians breaching the walls of Rome. So the answer is to call for government regulation to combat what will be declared “fake” news or propaganda. It is only the latest effort to convince people to surrender their rights and actually embrace censorship.

– From Jonathan Turley’s: Washington Post Issues Correction To “Fake News” Story

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those most likely to disseminate "fake news" are generally elements of the US government itself, enabled by the presstitutes and whorespondents, who obediently regurgitate their codswallop to the masses, in order to support a specific narrative, frequently involving war.

Who told you that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"?!?

Who told you that 9/11 was the work of the Afghanis, then the Iraqis?!?

And who is NOT telling you how the US is enabling the Saudis in their genocidal war against the Yemeni people?!?

Oh, and BTW on that last one, here is what the US military enabling of Saudi Arabia is "accomplishing" in Yemen:

Warning: horrifically graphic images.

ImImages: Saudi boming raids leave dead and wounded Yemeni children

Yemeni children dying of malnutrition, due to Saudi blockading Yemeni ports

Sure makes one proud to be an American, knowing your country is a proud partner in war crimes, doesn't it?!?

And this, folks, is why the presence of the independent media is more critical to the discussion of what it means to be an American, and what should be going on in our name, and with our tax dollars, and what should not, than ever.

I know that the images I have just posted are gut-wrenching; that is precisely why I have posted them. But what coverage have you seen of this US-enabled war on any of the corporate media outlets?!?

The short answer is, zero, nada, zilch, and that is because the US government doesn't want you to look there at all, or have your mind "troubled" by what it has signed off on.

And also, did you know that the Pentagon has just signed off on a new deployment of 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan?!?

Pentagon to deploy 2,300 more US troops to Afghanistan

Heard a peep about it from the corporate press?!?

Didn't think so.

And please remember: corporate news stations are not required to tell you the truth. One of the most outrageous examples of this is how Fox news fought a lawsuit against two reporters, who was tasked with finding the benefits of bovine growth hormone, but found horrific problems with it instead. As reported at projectcensored.com, 2003:

The Media Can Legally Lie




Dec 10 09:26

Scott Adams: The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You

We’re living in one of the most interesting times in human history. We just witnessed reality forking into two separate paths right in front of us.

As regular readers of this blog know, my background in hypnosis and persuasion has erased my belief that some people can see reality for what it is and some cannot. My worldview is that the human brain did not evolve to understand reality on any deep level because we don’t need that ability to survive and reproduce. If your illusion keeps you alive, it’s good enough. And that brings me to today.

Dec 10 09:25

Hawaii Is Expecting Up To 30 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Hawaii News Now reports that the summits could get 20 to 30 inches of snow through Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Usually the winter snow on those peaks is just a few inches. 30?!? That hasn;t happened as long as we've lived here!

Dec 10 09:23

Glenn Greenwald Reveals How Pro-Clinton Trolls Originated Fake News Factory

In her first public speech since conceding the election, Hillary Clinton on Thursday denounced “fake news,” and called for Congress to essentially censor the internet. The problem with Clinton’s statements however, is that her own campaign led with the widespread use of the same fake news she so roundly decries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"My fake news is GOOOOOD! Their ... news is BAAAAAAD!" -- Shrillery



Dec 10 09:21

Global Warming Protesters Met With Bitter Cold, Snow

About 10 “Keep It In The Ground” activists waved signs next to a busy road in the Denver area, calling for the Obama administration to stop issuing leases so companies can drill on public lands. Activists say drilling only exacerbates global warming.

The irony, however, is activists stood outside about 4 inches of snow with temperatures hovering in the 20s — in degrees Fahrenheit. The official low temperature was negative 10 degrees early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dec 10 09:19

Time to Fight Back: Here’s How to Flag MSM Content As “Fake News” On Social Media

A total war has begun on the 1st Amendment. This is a war we MUST win…

Start by finding a “Fake News” Facebook post from the MSM.

Dec 10 09:18

Russia sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force:We will shut down Israeli fighter jets if they intervene in Syria war

Russian forces sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force after Israeli jets were detected near Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border, Lebanese media outlet As Safir reported Friday.

The warning was issued after a Russian radar system spotted Israeli jets approaching Russian-controlled airspace two weeks ago, a Lebanese diplomatic official said, according to the report.

Russia's defense ministry said Thursday that its forces in Syria had set up a "hotline" with Israel's military to avoid clashes in the sky over the war-torn country.

Dec 10 09:12

A New Cold War Or A New Detente

The U.S. presidential election presented the American voting public with a clear choice on the issue of the New Cold War with Russia, between worsening tensions and a chance for détente.

Hillary Clinton offered a continuation and intensification of the policies of isolation, denigration and confrontation with Russia that President Obama has pursued over the past three years, bringing us closer to nuclear war. Donald Trump favored a policy of outreach to Russia, initially focused on a common struggle against Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorism, but having the potential to mature into a broad constructive relationship.



Dec 10 09:02

Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake

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

Dec 10 08:56

Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills

Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump irked China.

China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to take back what it deems a wayward province.

The Chinese jets flew north to south and entered the Miyako Strait around Japan's southern islands as well as the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, but did not enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone, Taiwan's defense ministry said in a statement.

The drills, lasting for about four hours, involved more than 10 aircraft, including four electronic surveillance planes that flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines.

China, which has in recent years become more assertive in the western Pacific and South China Sea, has carried out similar exercises in the area since September.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a message; the Chinese government does not want any other government (like the US government) messing with the status quo of its diplomatic recognition.



Dec 10 08:56

BEX ALERT - Russia Hacked Republican Committee but Kept Data, U.S. Concludes

American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.

They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I have this right. The same government that has been powerless to stop cybercrime and unable to track down ransomware creators, insists they know for a certainty that Russia hacked the US election based on the word of the very same intelligence experts who assured us Saddam had nuclear weapons and Assad was gassing his own Alawite supporters!

I guess the motto of the US Government is "if at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!"

Dec 10 08:51

OH HELL NO! OBAMA TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM HARD WORKING AMERICANS!

Barrack Obama is at it again, trying to do whatever he can to suck as much money out of hard working Americans as he can before he leaves office.

Dec 10 08:47

Mexico says army to stay in streets

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defense minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment.

Although Pena Nieto acknowledged that the soldiers and marines have been doing law enforcement tasks that "don't correspond to them in the strictest sense," he said the armed forces are "determined to continue" policing the streets.

The military deployment has allowed "cities and regions in our country to return to peace and calm," he said.

Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said on Thursday that the military "didn't ask" to be fighting criminals.

"We don't like it. We didn't study how to chase criminals," the general said.

"Our function is something else and it's been made into something unnatural. We are doing things that don't correspond to our training because there's no one else to do them."



Dec 10 08:46

CNN Fake News vs Real News: First Images of Abandoned Terrorist Facilities in East Aleppo, Not From CNN

During CNN’s coverage of newly liberated areas of East Aleppo on Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Kate Bolduan (who cried profusely over staged ‘Dusty Boy’ Omran image) spoke to her correspondent Fred Pleitgen by telephone (offering no real images, so it’s impossible to verify if Pleitgen was actually in East Aleppo as CNN claimed, more than likely he was not), and Bolduan refers to Pleitgen as “the first western journalist inside East Aleppo,” which is in itself a lie, as RT’s Lizzie Phelan (who is British and therefore western) was already reporting from the East-West green line in Aleppo since late Monday.

Dec 10 08:44

US sending 200 more special ops soldiers to Syria – Pentagon chief

The US is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help drive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Raqqa, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe those US forces are going to fight AGAINST ISIS, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Dec 10 08:42

BREAKING: The CIA Never Ever Lies

At moments like these, when every good responsible and enlightened liberal is recognizing the need to destroy the world in order to save it, by getting World War III started with Russia before Trump can move in and damage anything, I believe it is important to remember a few facts that will strengthen our resolve:

The oligarch who owns the Washington Post has CIA contracts worth at least twice what he paid to buy the Washington Post, thus making the Washington Post the most reliable authority on the CIA we have ever, ever had.

When the CIA concludes things in secret that are reported to the Washington Post by anonymous sources the reliability of the conclusions is heightened exponentially.

Dec 10 08:38

Autumn snow in northern and central Iran



Dec 10 08:35

JOE SCARBOROUGH: ‘HILLARY CLINTON COST HILLARY CLINTON THE ELECTION,’ NOT FAKE NEWS

“When you look at this ‘fake news,’ and you see what happened up at Harvard and you hear everybody writing articles saying millennials cost Hillary Clinton the election, and dogs with three legs cost Hillary Clinton the election, and comets passing in the night– Hillary Clinton cost Hillary Clinton the election. Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff cost Hillary Clinton the election.”

“Listen, if you care about Democrats digging out of the hole that they have put themselves in now, you’ve got to ask yourself; what have Democrats done to so offend Americans that they only have 11 governorships, they’ve lost control of the Senate, they’ve lost control of the House, they lost 900 legislative seats over the past six years?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well said!!

Dec 10 08:33

Free Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which promotes Native American rights. In 1975, during a confrontation involving AIM members, two FBI agents were shot dead. Peltier was convicted of their murders, but has always denied killing the agents.

Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to his trial and conviction. Given that all legal remedies have been exhausted and that Peltier has spent 40 years in prison and is in poor health, please write to President Obama to grant clemency on humanitarian grounds and in the interests of justice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Obama missed Leonard while he was pardoning all those drug criminals!

Dec 10 08:31

Israel National News Against Gilad Atzmon

“Jews can be anti-Semites too!” is the title of Jewish settlers outlet Israel National News' article dedicated to my work by one Manfred Gerstenfeld. Needless to mention that being subject to a smear campaign led by the Israeli ultra nationalist outlet is pretty much the kind of publicity I wish for. However, I would point out to Gerstenfeld that his title is slightly misleading. Jews are not Semites and I haven't even been a Jew for two decades now.

Dec 10 08:30

Forget Russia — The Real Threat to America comes from Israel and the Israel Lobby

The fake news saga is intended to discredit Donald Trump, whom the media hates mostly because they failed to understand either him or the Americans who voted for him in the recent election. You have to blame somebody when you are wrong so you invent “fake news” as the game changer that explains your failure to comprehend simple truths. To accomplish that, the clearly observable evidence that the media was piling on Donald Trump at every opportunity has somehow been deliberately morphed into a narrative that it is Trump who was attacking the media, suggesting that it was all self-defense on the part of the Rachel Maddows of this world, but anyone who viewed even a small portion of the farrago surely will have noted that it was the Republican candidate who was continuously coming under attack from both the right and left of the political-media spectrum.



Dec 10 08:28

CLINTON FOUNDATION EX-CEO STILL MISSING, AFTER 47 DAYS

Braverman became a target of John Podesta and he apparently knew that his life was at risk, so he resigned. He never showed up for his new post as a professor at Yale University.

It was reported widely in the Alternative Media almost 2 months ago that Braverman has unsuccessfuly sought asylum in Russia but this story disappeared as utterly as he did.

This report from investmentwatchblog.com claims that Braverman is actually in Protective Custody with the FBI, in exchange for testimony against Clinton.

Dec 10 08:25

Who IS this Jill Stein?

What is wrong with this impressive, liberal individual who feels that she should be spending several millions of taxpayers’ dollars in each state to recount the votes? Maybe nothing is wrong and she is well intended. However, several inconsistencies/ flashpoints in her biography grabbed my attention.

First, according to her March 2016 financial statement, she has a net worth of $8.5 million dollars. That amount of money is not a pittance, nor does it indicate that she has assumed a modest lifestyle commensurate with the ‘deplorable masses’ which earn a median income of less than 1% of her net worth. There is a bit of cognitive dissonance in her following statement:

“…. We, the people, have to take charge because the political parties that are serving 1% of the population are not going to solve the problems for the rest of us…”

Where exactly does she think she belongs? Among the 99% of blue collar workers or the privileged one percenters? Smells like a phony to me.

Dec 10 08:23

Vatican Paper Says Catholic Priests Should Be Trained To Promote Global Warming Fears

Reaffirming the requirement that seminarians study Catholic social teaching, the document says the education must include a study of climate change and other environmental threats.

Dec 10 08:22

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [Dec 10, 2016]



Dec 10 08:19

‘US to hand out arms like Christmas cookies to preserve terrorist assets in Syria’

President Obama’s waiver of restrictions on supplying arms to militant groups in Syria looks like a desperate attempt to compensate for the loss of Aleppo and preserve terrorist assets elsewhere, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

Dec 10 08:18

How Crack Funded a CIA War: Gary Webb Interview on the Contras and Ronald Reagan (1996)

Dec 10 08:16

John Podesta’s New Global Order – The Role Of ICANN And The Lost Internet.

I knew the censorship of free speech, which is presently a concern on the Internet had to have something to do with the loss of US control of the Internet and ICANN.

Dec 10 08:15

The 9th F/A-18 crashed in less than 6 months, poor quanlity control cost lives

USA crashed its 7th F/A-18 in less than 6 months, and NATO countries loses another 2 F/A-18 within the same period of time, without any combat mission:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The USA now qualifies as a enemy ace!

Dec 10 08:14

Judge Jeanine: There’s an Avalanche of New Information… It’s Time for a Grand Jury!

On Wednesday, Sean Hannity reported on the “avalanche of new information coming in every day” germane to the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s alleged mishandling of classified information.

“It’s time for a grand jury– time for Loretta Lynch to allow [FBI Director] James Comey and FBI to get this evidence before a grand jury,” Judge Jeanine Pirro said on Hannity.

“This thing has been going on the whole year…four [FBI field] offices continue to investigate,” she said, adding that some in the Justice Department are trying to stifle the probe.

“This woman [Clinton] should have been indicted a year ago…this is classic RICO corruption–go to jail!” she said, referring to the federal organized crime statute.

Pirro said Clinton sold America’s national security for her own enrichment.

Dec 10 08:12

Forget the Recount

Voters by a 49% to 39% margin opposed the recounts in a Rasmussen Reports survey late last month, and just 22% believe they are even slightly likely to change the outcome of the election. They’re right: The recounts are going nowhere.

Dec 10 08:10

CCTV captures 'poor civilians getting bombed by Assad/ Russia '

Dec 10 04:28

Trump's TAX PLAN: 12%, 25%, 33% - How it affects YOU

“Reduce taxes across-the-board, especially for working and middle-income Americans”: that was Trump’s campaign pledge.

Dec 10 02:22

WE, Will Destroy The Fake Media!

We are in the middle of the death throes of the old guard, and we need to recognize that. They’re going away. Independent media are taking over. It’s called decentralization.

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

December 9, 2016

Dec 09 23:31

Scott Adams: Watching Trump Create Money from Nothing -- Also some Climate Change Stuff

Trump, the Master Persuader, is rewiring our brains in real time – while we are watching him do it. He wants us to be optimistic about the economy, so he finds the right buttons (Ford, Carrier, Boeing) and he pushes them. He looks for situations that have simplicity and a visual element. It is easy for people to imagine a Ford automobile, a Carrier air conditioner, a factory, a worker, an airplane, and Mexico. Every element of these stories is visual. That’s not an accident. That is technique.

On Climate Change

Trump is also well on the way to changing the public’s thinking on climate change. Trump met with Al Gore, and he’s meeting with climate activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the topic. Trump is looking for common ground and education on the topic, I assume, but he is almost certainly also looking for the persuasion buttons. And this is a hard one.

Oh, I can't wait until he tackles reopening the 9/11 investigation . . . .

Dec 09 20:00

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Lindsey.

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

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

Dec 09 19:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more at SHTF

Dec 09 18:40

Facebook admits to miscalculating more of its advertising metrics

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 17:17

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

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

Dec 09 17:07

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

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

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

Dec 09 17:04

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

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

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

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

Dec 09 16:51

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 16:50

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

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

Dec 09 16:44

Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake

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

Dec 09 16:43

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 16:34

Dozens Of Buildings Collapse After 6.5 Quake In Indonesia

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

Dec 09 16:30

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 16:23

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

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

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

Dec 09 16:21

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

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

Dec 09 16:21

Trump administration taps CU Boulder professor for NASA transition team

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

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DANG!! :)

Dec 09 15:51

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 15:42

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

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

Dec 09 15:32

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 09 15:11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

That has to stop.

Dec 09 15:06

Democrats Attempt to Hide Illegal CIA Torture Methods

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

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

Dec 09 14:33

Nevada ballot recount changes just 15 Trump and Clinton votes

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

Dec 09 14:31

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

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

Dec 09 14:25

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

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

Dec 09 14:18

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 09 14:16

Trump Vs The Media

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

Dec 09 14:13

US Navy Refuses Pentagon Orders to Budget for Spending Cuts

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 14:06

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Folks, this makes me very nervous!!

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:58

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:56

Turkey to submit bill expanding Erdogan powers Saturday

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

Dec 09 13:55

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:50

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

this guy goes absolutely nuts over government violating the constitution

Dec 09 13:39

US needs to improve relationship with China: Trump

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

Dec 09 13:36

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:34

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:25

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

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

Dec 09 13:24

23 Must See Vaccine Documentaries To Watch And Share

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

Dec 09 13:21

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

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

Dec 09 13:21

BIG MEDIA’S CONTRA-COCAINE COVER-UP

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

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

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

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

As reported at prisonplanet.com in December of 2004:

Coroner: Gary Webb's Death Confirmed as Suicide

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:14

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:10

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 13:05

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

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

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

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

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

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

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

Dec 09 12:54

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

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

Dec 09 12:54

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

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

Dec 09 12:54

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

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

Dec 09 12:52

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 12:45

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

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

Dec 09 12:36

Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount

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

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

Dec 09 12:36

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

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

Dec 09 12:35

UK Police Officers Accused Of Sexually Abusing Victims

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

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

Dec 09 12:30

Temperatures next week could struggle to hit zero

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

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Dec 09 12:28

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT PARK IMPEACHED IN CORRUPTION SCANDAL

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 12:25

Dem Lobbyists Cancel Christmas Because Trump Won

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

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Dec 09 12:24

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 12:23

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

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

Dec 09 12:20

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

Dec 09 12:15

Obama Orders Full Review Into Allegations Russia Hacked 2016 Election

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

Dec 09 12:14

Congress okays $600m. for Israel missile defense

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

Dec 09 12:13

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

Dec 09 12:08

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

Dec 09 12:07

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

Dec 09 12:00

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

Stalled Economy Performs Wealth Miracle, reports the Fed

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

Dec 09 11:58

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

Financial freedom could soon be a thing of the past…

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

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

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

Dec 09 11:27

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

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

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

He added the alleged effort was unsuccessful.

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

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

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

Dec 09 11:22

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

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

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

Dec 09 11:22

21st Century Fox makes takeover bid for Sky

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

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

Dec 09 11:20

Hellary's Revenge starts Dec. 15th

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

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

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

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

That’s not the Clinton’s style.

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

Dec 09 11:19

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 10:48

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

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

Dec 09 10:38

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

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

Dec 09 10:36

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

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

Dec 09 10:28

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 10:05

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

Paul Craig Roberts

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

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