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Apr 12 15:39

Donald Trump Moves To Rejoining The TPP

Now, however, Trump has announced plans to move back into the TPP even after campaigning against it as well taken Executive action against it.

It ranks as one of the bizarre about faces of any American President...

Apr 12 15:21

Epic NONSENSE At Pompeo Hearing…

Check out this ridiculous exchange from earlier today...

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Apr 12 15:07

FSA terrorists teach children to fake a chemical attack FSA

Apr 12 15:04

Russian MoD holds briefing on situation in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense holds a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday, April 11, on the latest developments in the Syrian crisis and it’s diplomatic unfoldings.

Apr 12 14:45

‘They can go anywhere they want in Douma’: OPCW team arrives in Syria to investigate alleged attack

The truth is Trump's way out of this mess.

"We will facilitate the arrival of the team to anywhere they want, in Douma, to check whether or not there was use of chemical substances," said Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s envoy to the UN in New York, adding that a second team is due to arrive on Friday.

Apr 12 14:30

Anti-GMO mosquito activist dies in a swimming pool

A Florida Keys activist known for fighting off the release of genetically modified mosquitoes near her home died Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Mila de Mier, 45, was found face down in a swimming pool at a hotel at the Washington D.C. Convention Center at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to WJLA.

The D.C. Fire Department says the drowning happened at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center, WJLA reported. Medical crews attempted to treat her but later pronounced her dead.

People across Florida took to social media to pay tribute to de Mier, a seemingly tireless activist who was in D.C. as part of her fight against GM mosquitoes.



Apr 12 14:06

NBC Reporter Claims U.S. Officials 'Fairly Confident' Assad Behind Attack, Changes Story One Minute Later

NBC News' Courtney Kube reported Thursday that anonymous "US officials" say they're "fairly confident" Bashar al-Assad was behind last week's alleged chemical attack in Douma, but then said one minute later the officials "we're not willing to characterize" their level of confidence to her.

Apr 12 14:04

Obamacare is now so bad that nearly HALF of all Americans aren’t even going to their doctor — even when they’re sick

One of the most unforgivable failures of the Republican congressional majority is their inability and/or outright refusal to completely repeal Obamacare. 



Owl 1
Apr 12 14:00

Russia’s Game-Changing Weapons That Putin Did Not Mention

Not all of Russia’s game-changing weapons were mentioned in the president’s landmark speech that the mainstream media keep writing so much about. The president’s address simply could not include all the numerous breakthroughs in military technology Russia has achieved recently. Some cutting-edge systems exist but are not yet operational. A few are already part of the Russian arsenal, although in rather small numbers. But that’s just a start. Many achievements have flown under the media's radar and deserve more exposure. The information available from public sources is worth discussing to get an idea of where things seem to be headed.

Apr 12 13:59

Virginia Senator Richard Black: CIA Is Pushing False Flag In Syria - Claims Hillary Ordered Murder Of Chris Stevens In Benghazi

Our friend Bobby Powell conducted this interview two months ago with Virginia Senator Richard Black. It's not like we haven't been telling people for years the truth about Syria and how the only real problem there is the US funding, training and arming Islamic jihadis to overthrow the Assad regime. And, despite a new president who told you that we didn't need to be there, he's already launched missiles into the country over rumors of an Assad attack with no evidence and is apparently getting ready to attack again with no evidence and no congressional authority as outlined in our Constitution.

Virginia Senator Dick Black exposes the WMD false flag in Syria, which was really carried out by the remnants of ISIS and not Syrian President Assad.

Think. Why would Assad use chemical weapons on civilians, knowing that it would draw world-wide condemnation and US intervention, when the jihadists are surrounded and on the brink of annihilation?

Apr 12 13:50

We’re Being Nuked—What They’re Not Telling You About Fukushima’s Latest Disaster!



Apr 12 13:23

Trump Is Blinking on Syria - Russian Ability to Hit Back Is Too Risky for Him

It is now becoming quite clear that the US and Israel do not hold enough cards in Syria, and have been out-manouvered by Russia/Iran/Syria. The US will either not strike at all, or like a year ago, make symbolic strikes where they have warned the Russians of targets, avoiding any Russian fatalities. All of Trump's terrifying bluster of yesterday was just that, bluster.

Apr 12 12:57

How Much Are Banks Exposed to Subprime? More than We Think

Wells Fargo has $81 billion in exposure to loans that, on paper, it isn’t exposed to.



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Apr 12 12:51

Parents posting 'child shaming' videos of kid's punishments sparks debate

Parents pThe number of parents using social media as a means to curb their child's bad behavior has sparked a heated debate in the parenting community and raised alarm from some child psychologists.
Last month, a Facebook Live video posted by Virginia father Bryan Thornhill, 33, of his 10-year-old son running a mile to school in the rain while he drove slowly behind him went viral.osting 'child shaming' videos of kid's punishments sparks debate

Apr 12 12:46

Irredeemably Flawed and Deeply Harmful US Coalition Cannot Get the ‘Job’ Done in Syria

Mainstream media in the West would like us to believe that US President Donald Trump is in the process of building a coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation strike force attack against the Syrian government.

This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike. This crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating:

A- The War Party built that dubious coalition seven years ago to regime change Syria and failed>>>
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B-- Instead of a one-off strike, as with last April’s tomahawk missile bombardment of Syria, the US seems to be envisioning starting a wave of attacks against Syria using the chemical pretext all over again>>>
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C- This whole saga began when the US and its terror proxies claimed Syrian forces carried out chemical attacks against the rebel-held city of Douma on Saturday. >>>
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G- Away from an acute lack of capability, the US and its allies know that a costly, and inconclusive war in the region will certainly destabilize the planet. Israeli-Saudi involvement assures that the war will quickly include Iranian and resistance forces in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. All of this, as well as the risks of 200 dollars a barrel crude oil and the foolish war expanding across the Yemeni and Syrian borders, has filled the criminals with such fright that a full-scale war is deemed as a bad idea for Washington and a host of lackeys. And that's exactly why the US has embarked on forming a coalition unlike its last year missile strike in the hope that it could convince Moscow to back off and allow a limited strike on Syria. The last time that a nation sought to raise the stakes to convince Moscow to give some room and space to others in Syria was a couple of years ago, when the Russian president proved his skills in using crisis escalation policy and made his Turkish counterpart to extend an official apology for shooting down a Russian warplane. And this is just the beginning and we have not even started talking about Iran's reaction yet. Two senior Iranian commanders were in Syria in mid 2017 and each sent a warning signal to the US and Israel in their statements during their visit to the war-ravaged country, but apparently Washington has treated them as usual words and failed to decipher the message. They need to take a look back to realize that a contained engagement is too small to bring them a share and an effective role in Syria. >>>



Apr 12 12:21

"It's Time to Assassinate Assad": Washington Examiner's Michael Rubin

If you thought Russia interfering in America's elections was a big deal, you might want to hear the Washington Examiner's Michael Rubin's plan for interfering in Syria's affairs.

Apr 12 12:21

Fmr UK Ambassador Peter Ford Says West Is Being Played By Jihadists, Assad Likely Not Behind Attack

Former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford told BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday it makes no sense for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to gas his own people and warned a US strike on Syria could kill "scores" of Russian soldiers and trigger World War 3.

Apr 12 12:11

China to mount navy drills in Taiwan Strait ‘to support Russia’

In surprise move, China to mount live-fire navy drills in Taiwan Strait ‘in show of support for Russia over Syria’
Beijing springs announcement of exercises after staging the country’s biggest navy parade

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Apr 12 11:53

French president Macron says he has PROOF that Assad launched horrifying gas attack in Syria that killed at least 40

Emmanuel Macron has claimed he has 'proof' that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a horrifying gas attack in Syria.
The French President suggested chlorine may have been used in the atrocity on Saturday that left at least 40 dead in the rebel-held town of Douma and prompted Donald Trump to consider launching airstrikes.
Assad denies carrying out the attack and Russia has accused aid workers of faking the incident.

Apr 12 11:51

Video: Syrian School Children In Rebel-Controlled Area Rehearse Faking a Sarin Chemical Attack

Washington’s Blog received the video above from a British organization with ties to Syria. My contact received this video just last night. We will provide details regarding the video as soon as we receive them. We don’t speak a word of Syrian, and so cannot vouch for the translation.
By way of background, there is no credible evidence that the Syrian government carried out the recent or old chemical weapons attack.

We’ve noted for 5 years that the rebels in Syria have access to chemical weapons. The U.N. has testimony that rebels have used Sarin. And see this.

The U.S. State Department has admitted that the rebels have chemical weapons:

Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons.

Apr 12 11:51

'Never said WHEN an attack on Syria would take place': Donald Trump softens his stance on airstrikes a day after he warned Putin 'the missiles are coming'

Donald Trump tweeted that he had 'never said when' an airstrike on Syria would take place
Says attack 'could be very soon or not so soon at all,' pats himself on the back for 'ridding the region of ISIS'
French president Macron says he has 'proof' Assad used toxic gas and will respond 'at a time of our choosing'
Trump escalated Syria rhetoric on Wednesday, telling Russia to 'get ready' for missile strikes
Kremlin said a hotline with the U.S. designed to avoid accidental Syria clashes is in use by both sides

Apr 12 11:50

Mulvaney SCHOOLS Maxine Waters

This is awesome...

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Apr 12 11:38

Satellite imagery: Russia removes its ships from Tartus

The majority of Russian ships have left the Syrian port of Tartus – this is evidenced by satellite images.

If earlier there were 7 ships, 2 diesel submarines and 2 combat boats, then as of April 11 there was only one submarine in the port.

On April 6, Syrian troops began to liberate the city of the Duma from militants. Later, it was reported that a chlorine bomb had been dropped on the town. Trump accused government troops, Russia and Iran – ifr supporting the “animal Assad”. The US, together with its allies, promised to respond to this “aggression.” Moscow considered this a staged provocation – and it’s not the first time.

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Apr 12 11:33

Syria’s Shield: New Air Defense System SHUT DOWN Israeli Missiles Before They Hit Their Target

Apr 12 11:31

Breaking Details of US/EU Strike on Syria

Journalist Elijah Magnier released a statement detail inside information from those with knowledge in the Syrian ranks about the impending US/EU strike on Syria. This will no be a small strike but a massive blow to the Syrian Government. Russia hopes this will pass after 2 days of bombing if it goes longer this could lead to global conflict.

Apr 12 11:30

Did Trump jump the gun with Twitter threat of strikes on Syria? President meets top military brass and national security advisor as the White House tries to downplay threat to launch missiles

Two of Donald Trump's highest-level strategic advisers were at the White House on Wednesday as he weighed whether, when and how hard to strike at Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's regime following his deadly chemical weapons attack on anti-government rebels and civilians.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were all at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for what one official described as an 'all hands' meeting with the president's top-shelf national security advisers.

The group also included National Security Advisor John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence, who White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said chaired the meeting.

The meeting raised questions over whether Trump's early-morning twitter threat to Russia and Syria that he would use missiles which they could not shoot down was made before he had full military advice.

Apr 12 11:30

Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria Without Any Investigation into Alleged Chemical Attack

US President Trump is preparing a military strike on the Syrian government, before the OPCW has been able to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Journalist Patrick Cockburn says the facts on the ground still are not clear.

Apr 12 11:29

Cosmonautics Day: What Yuri Gagarin Meant Then And Now

Today, April 12th, the inhabitants of our planet are celebrating perhaps the most unique holiday: Cosmonautics Day. The point of this holiday is not necessarily to glorify the technological achievements of the Cold War-era superpowers who first stepped into space, but to remind us all that the planet Earth is our common home.

Since its inception, mankind has been accustomed to thinking in terms of antagonism, of dividing the whole world into “ours” and “others.” Ethnic, racial, religious, and social differences and contradictions are often raised to the level of absolutes. Only in the exploration of the cosmos does the common prevail over the individual. Such ideas of cosmic unity were profoundly elaborated in the works of the philosophers of Russian Cosmism, and were later developed in the books of the great American school of science fiction.

Apr 12 11:27

US Intervention in Syria Will Kill Far More Children than Assad’s Alleged Chemical Attack

This week, it seems that the U.S. military may be getting the green light to escalate their war in Syria, after an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, which was consequently blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Most Americans don’t realize it, but the U.S. military has already been at war in Syria for years, with indiscriminate drone strikes that many times kill innocent civilians, with thousands of troops also on the ground. This is a war that has been waged without the knowledge of most Americans and without a declaration of war from Congress.

The coverage that this war has received in the mainstream press—from both liberal and conservative sources—has suggested that the US military is just there trying to help. However, classified State Department documents leaked in 2015 showed that regime change in Syria has been a major goal of the US establishment since well before the Arab Spring when the protests and rebellions in the region began.

Apr 12 11:23

Let's Listen to Jews....

The onslaught against Jeremy Corbyn is a window into the Zionist occupation of the political discourse in this kingdom. Since British MSM ignores these Jews. I'll try to help their voice be heard.

Apr 12 11:23

Secretary Mattis: U.S. Government Not Sure Who Carried Out Chemical Attack in Syria

On Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed to reporters that the United States and its allies are “still assessing the intelligence” about the alleged chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians this weekend.

In response to a question about whether U.S. military forces are “ready right now to conduct a retaliatory strike if ordered,” Mattis added: "We stand ready to provide military options if they are appropriate as the President determines.”

Apr 12 11:22

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Hosts ‘Anal Sex’ Workshop During ‘Sex Week’

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville hosted an anal sex workshop on Wednesday as part of their six-day “Sex Week” event.

On Wednesday, students at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville were invited to attend a workshop called “Butt Stuff 2.0: The Pegging.” According to the workshop’s description, it aims “to clarify how to safely and healthily engage in the act, as well as demystify any misconceptions regarding anal sex.”

Other workshop events during “Sex Week” are just as bizarre. Events include “Your Penis and You,” “Sucking D and Licking P,” “CSI: My Period,” and “Masturbation Nation.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Exactly what jobs are these students being trained for?!?



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Apr 12 11:21

May calls urgent cabinet meeting amid reports of looming military action in Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to brief ministers this Thursday on a "fast-moving week" amid the ratcheting up of tensions over Syria. May’s spokesman confirmed that the meeting will focus on Syria.

May will hold an unscheduled meeting of her cabinet on Thursday, which will involve senior ministers, her spokesman told media. While the agenda of the meeting has not been made public, reports suggest May is going to seek approval for military action in Syria.

Sky News reported that May is expected to ask the ministers to greenlight the UK's participation in an attack spearheaded by France and the US, without consulting the Parliament. Should the approval be granted, the operation could be launched "within hours."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Theresa...

Apr 12 11:20

US: OPCW Mission to Douma Is Nice but Won’t Affect Trump’s Response

Having been invited by the Syrians and guaranteed safety by the Russians, the chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons founded by the Chemical Weapons Convention, is dispatching a fact-finding mission to Douma to investigate the accusations that Syrian army used chemical weapons against civilians.

The US response? An official has told the UAE-based The National that while this was “good” it won’t affect White House deliberations on whether to launch strikes on Syria or not:

In response to the allegations, Syria said it has invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the suspected poison gas attack, which opposition activists say killed 40 people and wounded hundreds over the weekend.

However, a US official told The National, that while “Washington welcomes the OPCW mission, it will not affect the US decision on a response to Syria.”

Apr 12 11:14

Fox offices in London raided by European Commission investigators

European Commission investigators raided Twenty-First Century Fox's London office on Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Sources at the location told the newspaper that authorities were trying to be discreet and had been told to keep details of their mission confidential. The Telegraph reported that investigators will be on site through Wednesday and maybe Thursday.

Shares of Fox fell more than 1 percent in extended trading.

The raid comes amid Fox's drawn out takeover of Sky, which has fallen under intense scrutiny by regulators at the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.

Earlier this year, the agency provisionally found Fox's bid would not be in the public interest. It said there are concerns that the deal may lead to the Murdoch Family Trust wielding too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda.

Fox Networks Group said in a statement to CNBC that it is "cooperating fully with the EC inspection."



Taboola
Apr 12 11:13

Russian Air Force, Navy Prepared to Respond to Possible US Strikes

Russian military sources announced that the country's air and naval forces are fully prepared to show immediate response to any possible US attack after Washington dispatched more warships to the Mediterranean sea near Syria.

The Arabic service of RT news channel quoted a Russian military diplomatic source as warning that any increased military build-up in the Mediterranean will intensify tensions, adding that Moscow is pursuing and assessing the developments.

He stressed that the Russian A-50 reconnaissance planes have been monitoring the guided-missile destroyer the USS Donald Cook's voyage in the past few days, saying, "The Russian warships are able to give a rapid response if necessary."

The source noted that the Russian navy also has deployed submarines in the Mediterranean equipped with torpedoes and missiles to destroy marine and ground targets.

Meantime, Russia's Humeimim airbase in Syria's Lattakia province is equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles of Kh-35 type.

Apr 12 11:12

Exclusive– Sarah Palin on Syria: Why Should We ‘Sacrifice Even One of Our Sons or Daughters?’

“Why in the world we would be willing to sacrifice even one of our sons or daughters who will be sent over [to Syria]?” asked Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour for Breitbart News Tonight.

“It really makes me nervous that there seems to be some enthusiasm for the U.S. to interject ourselves again in a foreign country’s battles when no one has articulated yet what our interest is there,” Palin said. “We should have learned our lesson with Iraq and Afghanistan. I look at it as the blood, the sweat, the toil that has been spent on our end when you can’t really see what the gain is in a lot of respects. We just can’t allow ourselves get back in that mode with Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh my GAWD; she is making sense!!!!!

Apr 12 11:11

Rand Paul Introduces Bill To Balance The Budget In 5 YEARS

Here is Ran Paul himself explaining his new bill...

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Apr 12 11:11

Pro-Trump Congressman: It Doesn’t Make Sense That Assad Would Use Gas

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), one of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in Congress, took to Twitter on Wednesday to drop some logic regarding the situation in Syria.

Apr 12 11:10

BREAKING: Defining Moment for Putin: Stand up to the US / Israel Empire of Chaos or Fold?

Apr 12 11:07

Rutherford Institute Intervenes After Middle School Suspends 13-Year-Old for Drawing Stick Figure of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Holding Swords

Condemning draconian zero tolerance school policies bereft of common sense, The Rutherford Institute is demanding that a North Carolina school district rescind the suspension of a middle school student for drawing a sword-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and other fanciful stick figures. In coming to the defense of a 13-year-old student at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School who was suspended for two days for doodling stick-figure drawings that included a Ninja Turtle holding swords in each hand, another stick figure aiming a rifle, a souped-up car, a magician, and a tower with a bow and arrow, Rutherford Institute attorneys assert that the punishment infringes on the student’s First Amendment right of expression, is excessive and is contrary to district policies guaranteeing children a right to an education.

Apr 12 11:06

BITCOIN SPIKE – CAN YOU LOOK AT THIS & SAY THAT BITCOIN IS NOT MANIPULATED? WHEN ARE THE MANIPULATORS GOING TO CRASH BITCOIN? SOMEBODY TOOK A FAST PROFIT!

Can you say this is not manipulated? Note that immediately after the spike, there was a small drop. That was some big speculator (bank more than likely) taking a quick pump and dump Wall Street con job profit. Bitcoin investors are subject to a Bitcon. America, you’re being played like a fiddle, but the tune has some sour notes, and they may all go bad one day.

Apr 12 11:05

Cuban Missile Crisis the sequel? Russia urged to reopen old Soviet military base near Havana amid US tensions

Tensions between Russia and the US could be ramped up further if Vladimir Putin agrees to reopen the old Soviet-era military base in Cuba.

The base in question, near Havana, was opened in 1962, in response to American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey.

It sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis, considered to be the closest the Cold War came to escalating into full-scale nuclear war.

The base was closed in 2002, but now, two of President Putin's key parliamentary allies are urging him to reopen the unit, just a few hundred miles from the Florida coastline.

Their calls come after the American placing of US missile defence systems close to Russia's borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bingo! I did say that Trump's reversal of normalization of relations with Cuba would lead to this result.

Apr 12 11:03

BEX ALERT - Russia wants to cause 'thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths' in Britain declares Tory Defence Secretary

Russia wants to cause "thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths" in Britain, the Tory Defence Secretary has declared.

Gavin Williamson made the apocalyptic suggestion that President Vladimir Putin could authorise an attack on critical energy supplies to the UK.

The Cabinet minister complained Russians "keep photographing and looking at power stations", and have an interest in gas pipelines and interconnectors that transport electricity.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "The plan for the Russians won't be for landing craft to appear in the South Bay in Scarborough, and off Brighton Beach.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when Phony Tony Blair claimed Iraq could launch biological weapons at Great Britain with just 45 minutes' warning? This is more of the same war bovine excrement.

Apr 12 10:56

COMMENTARY: The entrenched D.C. Swamp launches a war against President Donald Trump

A coup against President Donald Trump and his administration has begun.

Actually, it’s a coup … and a high-tech lynching … and a Joe McCarthy-like witch hunt … and a massive government conspiracy all rolled into one. The unelected deep state and D.C. Swamp are at war with our elected president.

Those mired in the D.C. Swamp tried to fix the election. They failed. They tried to frame Trump with illegal FISA wiretaps. They failed. They tried to frame Trump with Russian collusion. They failed. They tried to stop his tax cuts. They failed. They used the mainstream media to slander Trump with 93 percent negative coverage. They failed. They tried to fool us with fake news and fake polls. They failed.

As Rasmussen has proven, Trump is more popular than ever. The economy is booming. American taxpayers have more money in their pockets. Trump is carrying out his agenda to secure the border. China’s president just cried “uncle” to Trump’s trade war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump needs to put on the Presidential brass knuckles!

Apr 12 10:55

MASSIVE LODE OF RARE-EARTH METALS FOUND IN JAPANESE WATERS

The world is dependent on a steady supply of rare-earth elements such as yttrium, europium, terbium, dysprosium. They go into computers, phones, electric cars, solar panels, batteries, and electronic equipment. China is the world's biggest supplier of rare-earth elements, and uses its monopoly position as an effective bargaining chip. But Japan just announced that it has discovered a massive lode of rare earth materials that could satisfy the world's requirements on a "semi-infinite basis" (love that term).

Apr 12 10:51

HIGHLANDS FORUM: THE DOD FOUNDED THE FORUM TO BE ITS OWN INVESTMENT FIRM

The DOD founded the Forum to be its own investment firm. It invests in everything from technology, training, and ideas. It's most successful venture has been being an initial investor in Google. It was so successful that the CIA created their own investment firm called In-Q-Tel

Apr 12 10:48

California OKs limited troop deployment for Trump’s border request

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump’s request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement.

“This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life,” Brown, a Democrat, wrote in a letter to the Trump administration.

Apr 12 10:45

THE IMMORALITY OF NEOLIBERALISM

If we speak of liberalism, or neoliberalism, in today’s society, it’s usually in a negative sense. And that is remarkable, because liberalism was originally intended to 'liberalize' the citizen, that is, to free him from the ruling elite. How then did modern liberalism become a new instrument of oppression? And why is it time to take a new look at this prevailing system?

Apr 12 10:43

A new target for hackers? Satellites

Government and commercial satellite operators are increasingly the target of hackers, who are looking for inexpensive, but effective ways to limit space capabilities, according to a new report from the Secure World Foundation.

“A growing number of non-state actors are actively probing commercial satellite systems and discovering cyber vulnerabilities that are similar in nature to those found in non-space systems,” the report read. “This indicates that manufacturers and developers of space systems may not yet have reached the same level of cyber hardness as other sectors.”

The report, released April 10 and titled “Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment,” points, among other vulnerabilities, to backdoors in Chinese electronics and Russian software packages used in the aerospace supply chain.

Apr 12 10:42

China could be the wild card if US attacks Syria

So what’s at stake for China in Syria?

As widely reported, Chinese troops are already on the ground in Syria to fight thousands of Uyghur militants, whether in ISIS or the Chinese al-Qaeda. Jihadists launched an attack on the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan in 2016, and Beijing fears that they plan on further attacking China’s territory and its citizens and assets abroad.

If the Syrian government is toppled by US military strikes and the armed opposition consisting of various jihadist groups, including Uyghurs, are allowed a permanent safe haven in Syria, they will continue to be trained and equipped as a more professional fighting force to attack China and partition Xinjiang, similar to the current partitioning of Syria.

Apr 12 10:42

Growing disdain for America’s false democratic ideals

In 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) downgraded the US democratic system. The EIU has an annual Democracy index that provides a snapshot of global democracy by rating countries on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; functioning of government; political participation; and political culture. They are then classified into four types of governments: full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime, and authoritarian regime.

The US is rated as a flawed democracy – one having free elections but weighed down by weak governance, an underdeveloped political culture and low levels of political participation. According to Pew, Gallup and other polling agencies, there is a trust deficit between the American people and the government, which has a corrosive effect on the functioning of democracy.

Apr 12 10:39

The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night stars 'paid £10,000 each by ITV but only £4,000 was raised for charities'

TOWIE's Megan McKenna, former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, Loose Women's Coleen Nolan and BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire took part
ITV only raised only £4,000 for charities including Breast Cancer Now, CoppaFeel! and Breast Cancer Care
It has been claimed that after ITV was contacted, it removed all references from the website that the show was 'in the name of charity'

Apr 12 10:38

Remainer groups launch £1m drive to STOP Brexit by forcing second referendum as negotiations reach crucial phase

Nine Remain groups have joined forces to demand a second Brexit referendum
The new campaign is backed by £1million in funding to try and stop Brexit
The cross party push fronted by Tory Anna Soubry and Labour's Chuka Umunna

Apr 12 10:38

FLASHBACK - Bin Laden died from Marfan syndrome in 2001

Ever since 9/11, Washington, mostly with the servile support of the mainstream media, has made enormous efforts to make the public believe what they themselves know perfectly well is a monstrous lie. First it was 9/11; which has now, for those of us who pay attention, been proven to have been a false flag operation of the largest magnitude. Then it was the entire fascinating story of Osama bin Laden, the CIA cooperator, and his presumed assassination by indomitable Navy Seals in Abbottabad in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

The brave Navy Seals entered a hut and found the man; they drew their swords and slew the dragon. No wait, I think I got the wrong story here. No the man who was dying of kidney and liver disease and who needed regular dialysis in order to survive, suddenly jumped on his valiant horse, rode from his cave in the Tora Bora mountains on the Afghanistan border to Abbottabad, with his also valiant servant, Sancho Panza.

Apr 12 10:36

CHINESE NAVY SHIPS ORDERED TO JOIN RUSSIAN TASK FORCE IN THE EVENT OF US STRIKE ON SYRIA 

Chinese military ships in the Mediterranean Sea are ordered to join the Russian Navy in the case of a massive attack on Syria, sources say.

Rseau International portal, citing French sources has said that Chinese warships in the Mediterranean have been ordered to join the Russian Navy in the case of “massive bombardment” of Syria.

All Chinese warships that are located in the Mediterranean sea at the moment would move towards Syrian Tartus port. Thus, China will take part in repelling the coalition’s aggression.

Apr 12 10:35

This NASA Video Tour of the Moon in 4K Is Simply Breathtaking

Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are not only helping planners with future human missions to the moon, but they are also revealing new information about the moon's evolution and structure.

A new NASA video, posted on YouTube, features more than half a dozen locations of interest in stunning 4K resolution, much of it courtesy of LRO data. NASA also highlighted the individual sites in a Tumblr post that delves deeper into their geology, morphology and significance.

LRO has been circling the moon since 2009 and has made a range of discoveries at Earth's closest large celestial neighbor. [More Amazing Moon Photos from NASA's LRO]

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Apr 12 10:31

Women’s March Defends Child Sex Trafficking Website...

No, this is not a joke...

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Apr 12 10:25

Israeli Forces Target School with Tear Gas

Israeli forces, Wednesday, attacked a school with tear gas canisters in Nahalin town, to the west of Bethlehem, said a municipal source.

The town’s deputy mayor Hani Fannun told WAFA that Israeli forces raided the town, particularly the school area, and surrounded Nahalin Secondary Boys School.

He said that the soldiers fired a barrage of tear gas canisters at the school, causing panic among the students and a number of suffocation cases.

He added that residents attempted to take their children from the school, but were prevented by the soldiers.

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Apr 12 10:14

Sweden proposes to UN a way forward on Syria

A Swedish draft resolution, circulated to council members Thursday and obtained by AP, would also express the council’s determination to establish “a new impartial, independent and professional” investigative body to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

It would ask Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to submit proposals to the council within 10 days.

The draft would also give council support to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ fact-finding mission that Sweden’s U.N. Ambassador Olof Skoog said “is on its way” to Syria to determine whether chemical weapons were used in the Damascus suburb of Douma last weekend.

Apr 12 10:06

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.

"Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled "The Genome Revolution."

"The potential to deliver 'one shot cures' is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies," analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. "While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow."

Apr 12 10:03

Russia & China gradually ditching US dollar in favor of domestic currencies as trade booms

Last year, bilateral trade between Russia and China increased by 31.5 percent, reaching $87 billion. This year, it is expected to reach $100 billion, the Russian Economic Development Ministry told RT.

As trade grows, Russia and China are also promoting settlements in ruble and yuan, bypassing the US dollar and other Western currencies. “It makes it possible to reduce the dependence on the influence of third countries,” the Russian Central Bank told RT.

Apr 12 10:00

Russian gas pipeline to Europe gets thumbs up from Finland

Finland has issued the second and final permit for the construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the Nordic country’s waters, the company in charge of the project said in a statement.

“This is an important day for our project: following a very thorough analysis and extensive engagement, the Finnish authorities have approved our detailed plans to construct and operate the 374km Finnish section of the 1,230km Nord Stream 2 Pipeline,” Permitting Manager Finland at Nord Stream 2 AG Tore Granskog said.

Apr 12 09:59

Sending US missiles to Syria without proof of govt chemical attack is 'fool’s errand' – Ed Schultz

Launching an attack on Syria without evidence that Damascus launched a chemical attack it is a “fool’s errand,” Ed Schultz told RT’s Watching the Hawks, calling it “troubling” that no one in Washington is speaking out.

Schultz said he’s “surprised that there’s not more chatter on Capitol Hill, or more concern on Capitol Hill, especially from the opposition party who can’t stand this president… the Democrats are dreadfully silent.”

“The fact that there are no dissenting voices on Capitol Hill is just as troubling as the president tweeting out – advertising – that the missiles are on the way, we just don’t know when,” said Schultz, who has his own program on RT.

Apr 12 09:51

Rand Paul Asks FBI If Trump Hating Peter Strzok Still Has Top Secret Clearance, Guess What They Said

haters still have Top Secret security clearances which allows them to access sensitive private information!

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