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March 15, 2017

Mar 15 06:23

COLLAPSING PENSIONS WILL FUEL AMERICA’S NEXT FINANCIAL CRISIS

One of the main reasons California in all its anti-Trump rage isn’t going anywhere anytime soon is because the state knows that it has a massive government employee pension problem and that it will one day have to call on the rest of the United States to “solve” (bailout) this problem for them. Watch. But the rest of the country isn’t in great shape either.

Mar 15 06:09

ADL TO BUILD SILICON VALLEY CENTER TO MONITOR & FIGHT “CYBERHATE”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will build a “a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley” to monitor and fight anything online that it determines is “hate.” The ADL is known for attacking individuals who criticize Israel as allegedly “anti-Semitic.” Its website states: “ADL has always been a strong voice for Israel.”

Mar 15 03:10

THE EU IS CANCER - #NEXIT & #FREXIT - Let's help Europe free itself from their Globalist Enemies!



Mar 15 00:50

Twitter Has Been Hacked! #TwitterHack

Twitter has been hacked, although the direct cause is unknown.

Thousands of accounts per hour were posting the following message:

? #Nazialmanya????#Nazihollanda Bu size ufakbir????#OSMANLITOKADI #16Nisan da görü?mek üzere Nemi yazd?m????????Türkçe Ö?REN #RT

The hacked accounts also posted a link to a video in Turkish.

March 14, 2017

Mar 14 19:20

Our Choice: Government Medical Care vs. Freedom

By Scott Lazarowitz

It should be of no surprise that establishment Republicans in Congress are rearranging the deck chairs from ObamaCare to “ObamaCare Lite,” in their saving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being fully repealed.

But conservative opponents, such as Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee, who want ObamaCare fully repealed, are still not going far enough.

The problem is that other government entitlement schemes are interconnected with ObamaCare, and avoiding the “pain” of change would require repealing the other schemes. After all, the reason why medical care has gotten so expensive is because of government interventions, which distort decision-making by medical care providers, drug makers and patients, and drives up the prices...

Mar 14 19:16

Would we all just follow orders? Most people will hurt others if told to do so by authority in 'Nuremburg' experiment

It is one of history’s most notorious psychological experiments, which horrified the world.

The Milgram experiment of 1961 showed ordinary people were willing to inflict terrible pain on a stranger when ‘following orders’.

It was carried out by Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, who examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials.

Now, after more than 50 years, a re-run of the experiment has produced the same result.



Mar 14 19:12

PIERS MORGAN: There's only one dangerous clown around here, Snoop and it's not the President whose life you just put at risk with this stupid mock assassination

It’s hard to imagine a more incendiary thing to do at a more incendiary time.

Shame on you, Snoop Dogg.

I just hope and pray that no crazed fool now acts on your pathetic stunt and actually tries to shoot a police officer or President Trump.

Mar 14 19:08

Now Trump's White House follows Obama's lead telling court NOT to locate more of Clinton's emails

President Trump's new administration isn't fighting any harder to have more of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails released.

In fact, based off of court proceedings this week, the Trump Justice Department is following the same playbook as President Obama's, with government lawyers saying they will continue to seek a dismissal of a Judicial Watch case that is trying to force them to locate more of Clinton's emails.

'It's incredible,' said Judicial Watch's head Tom Fitton to the Washington Post. 'They're taking the same position as the Obama administration on Clinton.'

Mar 14 19:05

Australian woman badly burned when her HEADPHONES exploded in her face on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne

Pictures show the passenger with black soot all over her cheeks, mouth and nose.

Her hand was also burned and has now blistered and her hair and eyebrows were singed.

The battery and its cover melted to the airplane floor.

The smell of burnt plastic and hair filled the plane for the rest of the light, the woman said.

Mar 14 19:01

Rachel Maddow Releases Trump's Tax Returns in Biggest Over-Hyped Live TV Epic Fail in History



Mar 14 18:13

France: Le Pen fined over Holocaust remarks

Former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has been fined 30,000 euros (£24,000; $34,000) for calling the Nazi gas chambers a "detail" of World War Two.
He was convicted of contesting crimes against humanity.
The former Front National chief was convicted of the same charge in 2012 after saying France's Nazi occupation had been "not particularly inhumane".
France has strict laws against Holocaust denial.
Note: You really didn't think you were going to go for a week without holocau$tamania....did you!

Mar 14 17:09

Brexit Drains Swamp in London, Creatures Head to Luxembourg

Tax planning for a post-Brexit world.



Mar 14 16:50

Two Major US Political Parties Controlled By The Same People: Analyst

The two major political parties in the United States are controlled by the same people and corporate money, according to an American politician and political analyst.

Art Olivier, a US vice presidential candidate in the 2000 election, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked to comment on Ohio Governor John Kasich’s statement in which he said both Republican and Democratic Parties are “disintegrating” because they are not offering anything to people.

Mar 14 16:48

Transition From Policeman to Anti-Prohibition Activist to Voluntaryist

In this video, former police officer Raeford Davis explains his transition from trying to make a better society as cop before seeing the damage of the drug war and then becoming an activist with LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) to now as a philosophical Voluntaryist.

Mar 14 16:45

Kodi users will be threatened with 10 YEARS in PRISON

The Government's Digital Economy Bill could hand copyright trolls the opportunity to threaten online users with prison sentences of up to 10 years.

According to a new campaign page by the Open Rights Group – a digital campaigning organisation that aims to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online – the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement.

Open Rights Group want to change the Digital Economy Bill so that it is more specific.

The Government wants to use the Bill to increase penalties for criminals running websites that allow people to download copyright-protected material.

However the proposed legislation will criminalise any infringement where money has not been paid for copyrighted content, or where it can be proven that there is a "risk of loss".

That could include people who fileshare, or send copyrighted material as a GIF.

Mar 14 16:40

Syrian refugees moved into six-bedroom home after no family found 'could be first of many'

A DECISION to put Syrian refugees into a six-bedroom house in the countryside caused further anger last night as residents were told there may be more refugees on the way.

Inhabitants of the quiet village are furious a migrant family will jump to the front of the queue.

The sprawling £600,000 property in Kent has been empty for a year but will be refurbished and handed over within months.

Those living in the chocolate box village of Eynsford near Sevenoaks claimed the decision was made without consultation and would split the community.

In spite of the feelings of local residents, the council said the refugee family could be the first of many to arrive in the area.



Mar 14 16:37

Swedish minister says returning ISIS fighters should be integrated

A SWEDISH minister has been branded “ignorant” and "amateurish" after she suggested municipalities were expected to help integrate Islamic State fighters to the Scandinavian country.

Mar 14 16:34

Warning as mystery gases in Northern Lights play HAVOC with GPS systems and drones

SCIENTISTS are warning of an unknown "new instability mechanism" that could play havoc with GPS systems, mobile phones and drones following a new study.

Mar 14 16:31

'An act of WAR!' Gina Miller threatens to go BACK to court to demand a vote on Brexit deal

GINA MILLER declared "war" on the UK Government as she threatened to go back to court and demand a final vote on Brexit, just one day after Parliament passed the Article 50 Bill.



Mar 14 16:25

Apple Fighting "Right to Repair" Law in Nebraska

"If LB 67 passes, Nebraska will be the first state to pass this legislation, and it would have a domino effect nationwide," Sen. Brasch wrote on her website. "This legislation will positively impact all consumers, of all ages and income levels, by adding competition to the electronic repair market, and by paving the way for more innovation. I did not realize how important this legislation is nationally until Apple sent lobbyists to my office to oppose it."

Mar 14 16:20

Merkel’s nightmare: Now GERMANS question Chancellor’s dreams of European Union superstate

THE most Europhile country in the entire European Union is feeling its first rumblings of anti-establishment anger as Germans begin to question the intentions of the Brussels elite, a new report has found.

Mar 14 15:52

Will Turkey Unleash The Refugee Masses?

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union.

That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever.

Mar 14 15:31

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Mar 14 15:28

The US Government Now Has Less Cash Than Google

In the year 1517, one of the most important innovations in financial history was invented in Amsterdam: the government bond.

It was a pretty revolutionary concept.

Governments had been borrowing money for thousands of years… quite often at the point of a sword.

Mar 14 15:26

Video Of Brown’s Shooting Death Sparks Fresh Protests In Ferguson

A newly released surveillance video of a black teenager’s shooting death in 2014 has triggered fresh protests in the US city of Ferguson in Missouri.

People gathered in Ferguson on Monday night after news emerged of the new video that challenges the official story about what happened to Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.

Mar 14 15:21

FLASHBACK - THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

In short, the torpedo recovered from the ocean where Cheosan was attacked is NOT the same torpedo shown in the North Korean plans. As I stated above, there are additional differences as well between the blueprints and the actual torpedo, but the actuators are the clincher.

The torpedo recovered fronm the ocean where the Cheosan was sunk is not the North Korean torpedo shown in the blueprints.

Read more: THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/warwithkorea.php#ixzz4bL...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The LAST time a false-flag to start war with North Korea was tried (and failed).

Mar 14 15:18

BOOM! JAMES COMEY IS FREAKING OUT AFTER THE PROMISE TREY GOWDY JUST MADE TO TRUMP

As the House Intelligence Committee gears up for its investigation into allegations of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said FBI Director James Comey will not receive special treatment.



Mar 14 15:11

Kremlin: Fake News Responsible For Anti-Russian Hysteria In U.S.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has issued a scathing attack against the anti-Russian hysteria being perpetuated by the mainstream media in the West, urging Democrats to stop their disinformation campaign.

Mar 14 14:59

Merrimack College, where liberal professor named list of 'fake news' websites, found to have been DENIED accreditation, warn students... 'Please don't come to this hell hole...'

Merrimack College, the hub of liberal hatred and totalitarian censorship dreams that gave rise to crybully professor Melissa Zimdars and her targeting of independent media websites, was DENIED accreditation for its business school, warn its own students.

"When Applying To Merrimack College there were many promises that were made. Such as new accreditation and new Buildings," writes a student at StudentsReview.com. "They were denied the accreditation and have made no progress on a new building."

Another student describes the academics at the school as "pretty much non-existant" and adds, "dont bother being a science major, you wont get a job and you wont have easy access to grad schools either... med schools dont even know what merrimack is... the business program has NO accreditation.

Mar 14 14:59

STUDY: 4-in-5 students can’t read clocks…

More than 150 students took the time-telling survey, which featured 15 questions. Only 31 students passed. Only 15 earned perfect scores.

Mar 14 14:53

NEXIT is front and center as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte debates Geert Wilders

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is the Merkel protege, ready to keep the status quo in tact within the Netherlands and throughout Europe, even as Rome burns.

Geert Wilders is a provocative nation-statist who wants to do away with the neo-liberal, Merkel dogma, and return the Netherlands back to its Dutch identity.

With tensions running high, courtesy of Turkish President Erdogan, the two men hoping to lead the Netherlands, laid out their opposing visions for the EU country in a heated televised debate.



Mar 14 14:45

DML: Captures video of tent city in San Diego!

We captured just one street, but trust me when I tell you there are many streets like it in San Diego.

Mar 14 14:33

Turkey is about to vote its destiny, and Erdogan has a backup plan just in case he loses

At the national referendum on April 16, the Turkish public will vote in a rather autocratic constitution. If Erdogan and his former political party (that he never fully relinquished control over) manage to convince the public, then the offices of head of government and head of state will be represented by one person with more additional powers.

Mar 14 14:30

MORE PC BS : University drops homecoming ‘King and Queen,’ replaces with genderless ‘Royals’…

The University of Minnesota has become the latest university to do away with the traditional Homecoming King and Queen titles and replace them with the gender-neutral “Royals” term.



Mar 14 14:26

Mexico: More Than 200 Bodies Found In Hidden Graves

The remains of at least 242 people have been discovered in mass graves by Mothers searching for their missing children.

Mar 14 14:25

Photos Show ISIS Setting Up Checkpoints In Egypt’s Sinai

By Brandon Turbeville

As terrorism and clashes between Sinai militants and Egyptian security has slowly increased since the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood member Morsi from his position as President of Egypt, so has ISIS activity in the peninsula.

Egyptian security have been facing an increase in activity for some time from the Sinai militants but the introduction of ISIS proper has also caused the situation to worsen. Yet, up until now, the situation seemed more sporadic even if it was increasing in frequency...

Mar 14 14:24

The only downside of Obama being gone? Crashing “Post-Obama Era” Gun Sales Lead To Remington Mass Layoffs

As we noted last summer, the Obama administration’s constant gun control threats did little more than flood American homes with more guns as people looked to stockpile weapons ahead of anticipated new regulations. In fact, both of Obama's elections resulted in massive and unprecedented spikes in gun sales.

Mar 14 14:21

NY Declares State Of Emergency As East Coast Schools Close Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

School and work, along with flights and plans, will be canceled, as cities across the Northeast brace for at least one more snowstorm this winter season. And it may be the most powerful yet, with a state of emergency announced in New York.

Mar 14 14:16

US Ambassador To Israel: “Great Advantage” To Netanyahu

David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement

The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never before incurred such scrutiny or provoked such controversy.

Mar 14 14:14

Reuters Reports Russia Deploys Special Forces To Libya

By Brandon Turbeville

Emerging reports from Western mainstream outlets are now provoking a flurry of accusations and denials from Western, Russian, and African states regarding the allegation that Russia has deployed Special Forces troops to Western Egypt in support of one of the Libyan factions vying for control of the country.

The initial reports came on March 14 from Reuters, citing diplomatic sources from both the U.S. and Egypt. These alleged officials are claiming that any Russian deployment is likely part of an attempt to support Khalif Haftar, the Libyan militia commander who was dealt a blow by an attack on March 3 by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports that his forces controlled...

Mar 14 14:03

New York Drops “RACIST” Literacy Test For Teachurs: “An Outsized Percentage Of Black And Hispanic Candidates Were Failing The Test”

America no longer leads or even makes the Honorable Mentions list for math, science or reading when compared to other countries, and the fact that our teachers will no longer be required to pass a basic reading test to get a job tells us things are only going to get worse for an education system that is nothing short of a complete disaster.

Mar 14 14:00

Who got rich off the student debt crisis

A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education.

In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of debt for Americans – and the best kind for banks and debt collectors.

Today, just about everyone involved in the student loan industry makes money off students – the banks, private investors, even the federal government.

Mar 14 13:59

Canadian Journalist Eva Bartlett Exposes Mainstream Media Outlets For Reporting Falsehoods, Misinformation In Their Stories

Ever since having utterly destroyed a smug mainstream journalist at a UN Summit over corporate media’s claims that they had sources inside East Aleppo, hospital bombings, and other “atrocities” committed by the Assad government, Eva Bartlett has been the subject of a corporate media smear campaign.

Corporate media outlets and their NGO talking heads have maligned her as a “Russian agent,” a “Syrian agent,” and, probably the most ridiculous of all, even a racist (meaning white supremacist). This last one, of course, is a hallmark of the more NGO-funded or mentally handicapped SJW contingency, the usual suspects who compulsively make this accusation. The argument is that saying the alleged “revolution” of bearded jihadist freaks was funded and orchestrated by the West is to deny that Arabs have the ability to orchestrate their own subhuman revolution of savagery. (Yawn.)

Mar 14 13:56

The Elite Are Prepped And Prepared For The Economic Crisis

Bank loans decline rapidly in the US. The creditors in the US have decided to adjust credit scores which allow bad credit individuals to get loans.

Mar 14 13:36

US Says Russia’s Condemnation of Damascus Bomb Attacks Unfair to Suicide Bombers

Russia's Western "colleagues" at the U.N. Security Council make it clear that they have a “different [operating] standard” with regard to Syria which "does not imply an unqualified denunciation of terrorism". Any questions?

Mar 14 13:33

Assange Claims Hillary, Intel Officials "Quietly Pushing A Pence Takeover"

Over the weekend we noted chatter that some saw Mike Pence as "the Deep State's insurance policy," and now, judging by tweets from Wikileaks' Julian Assange, that may well be the Clinton/Intelligence Officials plan...

Mar 14 13:18

Obamacare Lessons from Las Vegas

I have an important message for President Trump and the GOP Congress. Study the lesson of the Nevada GOP.

When people think of Nevada, they think of Las Vegas aka “Sin City.” They think of neon, glitzy casinos, gambling, strip clubs, Elvis and Liberace.

What they don’t think of is politics…or more specifically, Obamacare.

Mar 14 13:18

Who Controls the Money Controls the World

History will repeat itself as long as these bankers and their corrupt politicians are in charge. Save yourself from the upcoming economic collapse of 2012. Please share this important knowledge with your family and take action.

Mar 14 13:16

Judge Napolitano Says British Intelligence Provided Obama Admin With Surveillance Data on Trump Tower Phone Conversations

In a startling segment on the Fox News program The First 100 Days, Judge Andrew Napolitano told viewers that there will be no paper trail linking President Obama to any surveillance of telephone calls in Trump Tower during the presidential transition period. (President Obama called it “wiretapping” even though no wires were involved.) The reason is that British intelligence had access to NSA surveillance data – which captures every phone call in the United States – and were able to provide such intelligence to President Obama without a FISA court warrant or any other paper trail that would expose an American intelligence agency that used the same NSA data. Click here to see the segment in which he explained the scheme, or watch it below:

Mar 14 13:15

The String-Loop Theory That Might Finally Untangle The Universe

AS THE bell rings for the final round, both fighters are in their corners. The heavyweight champion is panting, against the ropes. The underdog is sprawled on the opposite side, bruised, tired but determined.

Mar 14 13:13

New Study Explains Why Hillary Clinton Lost Against Donald Trump.

A new study authored by several political scientists says that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran the worst campaign in recent American politics and likely caused her own loss by poor advertising and a strategy that focused almost entirely on Republican candidate Donald Trump, Fox News reports.

The study — “Political Advertising in 2016: The Presidential Election as Outlier?” — was authored by Erika Franklin Fowler, Michael M. Franz, and Travis N. Ridout and appeared in political research journal The Forum. It concluded that Hillary may have run the worst campaign in modern history.

The study concluded that Clinton’s campaign did not address issues of policy but instead went after Trump almost exclusively on character. It pointed out that her advertising “almost ignored discussions of policy.”

Mar 14 13:00

Sweden Muzzles Its Cops to Uphold Political Correctness

After the example of Peter Springare, a Swedish veteran policeman, who rebelled against overwhelming political correctness and the authorities’ ways of hushing up immigrant crime, the Swedish police have been taking steps to uphold law and order in its own ranks and prevent more dissident outbreaks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is somewhat akin to touching up a patient's x-ray, to assure them that the cancer which they feel is ravaging their body, is really not so bad after all!!

Mar 14 12:57

Cambodia Receives $500 Million Bill From US For Genocide Services Rendered

Wage slavery is very chic in the western world, but imagine if you were a Cambodian who was forced to "pay back" the U.S. for bombing your country and killing 500,000 of your own people nearly fifty years ago. If you are actually Cambodian, you don't have to "imagine" anything — because this is exactly what the United States is demanding right now as we type these words...

Mar 14 12:56

Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about “Recovering from Whiteness”

Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, “Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules about Race.”

The point of her talk was to discuss “the many times during her life where she unfortunately benefitted [sic] from white privilege.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

Mar 14 12:55

Ukraine Might Arrest Russian Singer For Being a Beardless Lady Who Visited Crimea Once

Meet Russia's "provocative" Eurovision contestant: Yulia Samoylova, a lady with no man parts who visited Crimea once. Moscow has caused shock and outrage across Europe after it announced that an actual lady not named after a sausage who visited Crimea once will represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest to be held in Kiev. Does Putin have no shame? As the Washington Post tells it...

Mar 14 12:52

China Initiative Wants To Help Trump's 2026 U.S.A. Vision; British Intelligence Wants To Impeach or Kill Him

Interesting considering the recent revelation that Obama had the Brits spying on Trump.

If the growing number of reports that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet in Florida next month are true, the way is open for President Trump to collaborate with China's global growth and progress driver -- the so-called New Silk Road or Belt and Road Initiative -- as Barack Obama refused to do. The horizon goals Trump set out for America's "250th Anniversary" in 2026 -- peace with nations including our current "adversaries," a renewed modern economic infrastructure, "our footsteps on distant worlds" -- would then have far better prospect of being reached. Those goals are not on the leadership's agenda of either of the United States' warring political parties.

Mar 14 12:48

Pay Attention Europe: Putin Tells Immigrants to Respect Russia's ‘Laws, Traditions and Culture’

During a speech to Russia's Interior Ministry, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on law enforcement to work harder to combat illegal immigration, describing it as an issue that has economic as well as cultural implications. Putin also called on all legal immigrants to respect Russia's "laws, traditions and culture". Russia has a slightly different attitude towards immigrants. Putin famously once said that "Russia doesn't need minorities, minorities need Russia." And while Russia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation, it has a very low tolerance for misbehaving migrants...

Mar 14 12:40

Elon Musk wanted to experiment in Ukraine

Musk has previously promised residents of South Australia,to help the authorities of the state to solve the problem of electricity for 100 days from the date of signing the contract, otherwise he will provide them with free energy storage system using batteries to 100 megawatt-hours, the Guardian wrote earlier. According to the Ukrainian minister, the head of Tesla, such a project can be implemented in Ukraine. Groisman thanked the entrepreneur and expressed his willingness to cooperate. "Thank you, it is a very interesting idea that Ukraine wants to become a testing ground for innovation - Let's talk more about it." - Wrote the Prime Minister on his page on Twitter. In Ukraine, the end of January in Kiev extremists blocked trade with the areas beyond the control of the Junta forces, where the Ukrainian coal plant is stationed. These actions have led to the fact that the government introduced emergency measures in the energy sector with the possibility of rolling blackouts.

Mar 14 12:39

The Full Damage of Facebook Billionaire Sean Parker's Fantasy Wedding

When California regulators told Sean Parker that the elaborate, Tolkienesque set for his wedding wasn't permitted, he went along anyway. Was this just eco-oversensitivity? Nope: Parker's grotesque ceremonial mound was a redwood-damaging, erosion-spilling indulgence.

From a new report by the California Coastal Commission (unearthed by The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal), it's clear that Parker didn't give a damn about the consequences of an artificial castle in pristine woodlands—"Neraida," the company he created just to oversee his wedding, didn't obtain any necessary permits. He and his wife wanted a dream wedding with elven cottages, and they were going to get it, even if it meant settling with state regulators for $2.5 million after the fact. When you help make Facebook a billion-strong global entity, you don't worry about permits, my friend. Permits are for the rest of us.

Mar 14 12:37

Syria: Army Gains More Ground, Aleppo to Finally Receive Regular Water Flows

Syrian Forces made new gains later on Monday all over the country. In the province of Aleppo, Air Force units annihilated dozens of ISIS terrorists, thwarted their supply routes, destroyed their headquarters and installations, located west of Deir Hafer. The latter is known for being the “regional stronghold of ISIS”. Southeast of the town of Al Khafsi, the army regained control of 2 water pumping stations. This brings the number of the available water stations in Aleppo province to 20. It is estimated that the residents of Aleppo will finally receive regular water flows within Tuesday. Sanitation procedures have already been made. New gains were also made in Palmyra...

Mar 14 12:35

If You Notice These Signs, Your Cell Could Well Be Tapped!

Whether we like it or not, most of us have grown used to the possibility of our phones being spied upon. Dystopian novels such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four are so ingrained in our minds that a study carried out back in 2014 concluded that 74% of Americans thought that they shouldn't give up privacy for the sake of safety.

Nevertheless, there's a considerable argument that many of us have given up on their our privacy. And thanks to laws, such as the so-called "Snooper's Charter" in the UK, state surveillance is increasing. However, let's not forget that other parties can tap into your cell phones - most troublingly, hackers and extortionists, but also your employer, an ex-partner, or even, in the case of celebrities, the press. They could be listening to your calls, reading and sending texts and emails, or altering the information on your interface.

Here are six things that you should watch out for.

Mar 14 12:34

THIS DEMOCRAT PULLED OUT PHONE ON LIVE TV & SAID THE 1 THING OBAMA TOLD HIM NOT TO SAY!

Former Ohio Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich told Fox News that Obama wiretapped him when he was talking to a high-ranking Libyan official. Kucinich called it a “brave new world” and said that no one would be surprised if Donald Trump was wiretapped.

Mar 14 12:27

Turkey to inundate Europe with migrants after conflict in the Netherlands?

A conflict between Turkey and the Netherlands has escalated further. The Kingdom's Ambassador to Ankara was banned from entering Turkey. It was stated by the Republic's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus. However, the country offended with acts of the Dutch authorities went on. Kurtulmus reported that all the ministerial state meetings as well as those of higher level with the Dutch representatives were cancelled. Beside that, he recommended the Turkish Parliament to annul friendly agreements between Ankara and Amsterdam. As Pravda.Ru reported, a plane with Head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu on board could not land in the Netherlands... Later the Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya tried to get to the Netherlands by land. However, she was stopped by police and expelled from the country as an "undesirable alien". Europe though fears that it may face migration problems given the conflict with Turkey. As Ankara has contained refugees to some extent.

Mar 14 12:24

Britain to suppress Russian aggression with tanks and drones

As The Times has reported, the UK State Secretary for Defence Michael Fallon ordered to activate deployment of the British military contingent at the Russian border. According to him, troops should be dispatched to Estonia, and in the nearest days. The main task is to prevent Russian aggression. Thus, it is planned that 800 soldiers of the British Armed Forces' 5 Rifles battalion will be deployed along with tactical drones. Fallon also plans to deploy troops in Poland in Romania. As he said, it is the best way to calm down their NATO allies.

Mar 14 12:23

Teacher describes impact of social crisis in Toledo, Ohio schools

Toledo, Ohio is a port city on the western edge of Lake Erie. The city, whose population burgeoned along with its glass-making and auto manufacturing industry in the early 20th century, was the site of the Auto-Lite strike of 1934, one of most pivotal battles in the establishment of industrial unions. For much of the last century Jeep was the city’s largest employer.

Mar 14 12:23

Obama administration spent $36MILLION trying to keep government records secret during its final year 

Number of lawsuits filed by news organizations under the FOIA also surged..
Obama administration received a record 788,769 requests for files last year...
It also spent a record $478 million answering them...
An Obama spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment..

The Obama administration spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs in its last year in office in an attempt to keep government records secret.
For a second consecutive year, the administration set a record for the number of times federal employees said they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
And it set records for the outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "most transparent administration in history, MY ASTROLABE!!

Mar 14 12:22

‘Security Breach’ Probed After Theresa May’s Travel Diary Found On Train

The government is investigating a “serious security breach,” as documents containing sensitive information regarding Prime Minister Theresa May’s travel plans were found by a passenger on a train.

Mar 14 12:21

The Deep State’s Insurance Policy?

Last month, Anti-Media reported on leaked intelligence that forcibly ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn from the Trump administration. Flynn’s successor, General H.R. McMaster, is far more hawkish, and in comparison to Flynn, takes a much more anti-Russian stance. It isn’t too much of a stretch to assume McMaster’s job will be secure if he continues to perpetuate the anti-Russian narrative we have become so familiar with in recent decades.

Mar 14 12:21

Full-scale war with Russia after seizure of power expected in Kiev

Ukrainian radicals keep blocking offices of the Russian Sberbank in Kiev. Security measures have been reinforced until 17 of March. 1,400 security officers have been dispatched to the city centre. The National Corpse and Right Sector concreted entrances to the Russian banks over, while law-enforcement bodies tolerate this. Nataliya Vitrenko, leader of the Ukrainian Progressive Socialist Party: Struggle against the Russian banks has been orchestrated by radicals. They also ordered to reinforce blockade of all the Russian enterprises all over Ukraine, as well as trade blockade with the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. But first of all, it is killing of the Ukrainian economy. Every day the country loses its GDP and begs the IMF for one billion dollars (while five billions have been already lost just because of this blockade). There are a lot of police men with guns in the city center. They stop cars and check everyone. Tense atmosphere is in the air.

Mar 14 12:17

Ukrainian economy to collapse within a few months

Ukrainian politicians and economists say that because of the so-called "European integration" and the blockade of the Donbass, the barely alive Ukrainian economy will collapse in the coming months. Consequences of the collapse of the Ukrainian economy will affect every single Ukrainian national. "Every Ukrainian citizen will suffer. People will become poorer because there will be no money in the budget. There will be no money for economic development either. We will lose many jobs, and there will be shortage of funds for local financing," Ukrainian MP Sergei Taruta told NewsOne TV channel. "I am against the commodity blockade of the Donbass, because it works for Russia. This is absolutely obvious for a normal person. I do not see any positive effect of the blockade. If you give me one argument in favour of the blockade, I will give you ten negative ones that lead to the catastrophe of Ukraine," the MP said. "What's to be done? As long as we have this power, the war will continue.

Mar 14 12:15

Thirteen shocking, little-known facts about Chernobyl disaster

The explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant produced a radioactive output of 50 million curies. This number is equal to the consequences of the explosion of 500 atomic bombs that the Americans dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Ninety percent of nuclear fuel of the ChNPP was released in the atmosphere of the Earth. The explosion affected the total area of ??50,000 square kilometers in 12 regions of Ukraine. In addition, the Chernobyl disaster made 150,000 square kilometers around the station unsuitable for living. The entire population of Pripyat, 47,500 people, had to leave the city the day after the accident. As many as 300 residents wanted to return home a month afterwards. The area, where they settled, was then called the Zone of Alienation. Those people's relatives were not allowed to visit them for 20 years afterwards. In total, 8.4 million people - not only in Ukraine, but also in Belarus and Russia - were exposed to radiation.

Mar 14 12:11

The American Media Hide From The Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

The American print and TV media are servants of the police state. Ths makes the US media the principal threat that Americans face. The US media is the handmaiden of war, the police state, lies, and evil. The presstitutes have no shame over their lack of integrity and the risk of thermo-nuclear war to which they expose humanity.

Mar 14 12:00

Guns 80

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the website of the 80% gun kit dealer who got scammed by NBC news (see below).

Mar 14 11:59

AFTER INSULTING TRUMP AND AMERICA, LOOK WHAT INSANE THING IS HAPPENING TO STARBUCKS…

Starbucks’ is stuck in the mud. They vowed to hire thousands of refugees in order to protest President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. It turns out that it is hurting the coffee chain, according to financial analysts.

Mar 14 11:54

Your money is on fire

Years of using debt to drive economic growth in the developed world has rapidly created the largest global debt bubble in history. And economic watchers say the resulting bust is going to make the 2008 financial crisis look like a walk in the park.

Mar 14 11:51

Roscosmos starts recruitment of cosmonauts for future lunar missions

Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos has declared an open contest for admission to a team of aspirants who will take part in the first space missions on board the Federatsiya spacecraft to the Moon, Roscosmos First Deputy CEO Aleksandr Ivanov told a news conference. "The selection begins today and it will last till the end of the year. The results will be summarized at the end of December. A group of six to eight trainees is to be selected," he said. "The purpose is to select the best specialists who already have certain knacks of operating space or air technologies. They will be the first pilots of Russia’s future spacecraft Federatsiya. All will be trained under the International Space Program and will be the first Russians to fly to the Moon". The applicants will have to undergo several selection stages - testing for education and professional aptitude, medical examination, psychological qualities and physical fitness tests.

Mar 14 11:49

Sunshine Week 2017: The worst government transparency abuses

A thick fog is rolling in over Sunshine Week (March 12-18), the annual event when government transparency advocates raise awareness about the importance of access to public records. We are entering an age when officials at the highest levels seek to discredit critical reporting with “alternative facts,” “fake news” slurs, and selective access to press conferences—while making their own claims without providing much in the way to substantiate them.

Mar 14 11:48

The Internet Will Soon be Under Complete Agenda Driven Control, It’s Time for an Alternative

The internet will soon be a “safe space”, free from “hatred”, free from “Fake News”, free from “hurtful rhetoric” and of course, free from any views or opinions that do not fit the “progressive narrative”.

Mar 14 11:46

Russian scientists to transmit Sun energy to Earth after 2020

Russian scientists will create a system after 2020 to transmit the Sun's energy to the Earth from satellites on its orbit, the State Space Corporation Roscosmos said on Tuesday. "By now, we have finished research work - our scientists have developed an experimental stand with a solar-pumping oxygen-iodine laser. A draft technical assignment for R&D work for this invention has been fully prepared. It is planned that the final stage of developing laser systems for transforming solar energy will be accomplished after 2020," the Roscosmos press office quoted First Deputy CEO of Shvabe Holding Company (part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Sergei Popov as saying. As Rostec said, these systems will be mounted on orbital satellites. "The use of the oxygen-iodine laser Foil with direct solar pumping and a capacity of 1 GWt will help transform stellar energy into laser irradiation.

Mar 14 11:43

George Soros And Desperate Dems Seek To Lower Voting Age To 16

George Soros is investing millions in a ploy to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 across the United States as desperate Democrats urgently seek out new demographics willing to vote for them.

Mar 14 11:43

US Out of Syria — You, too, Trump, says Ron Paul.

President Trump’s escalation in Syria is doomed to failure. He is being drawn into a quagmire by the neocons that will destroy scores of lives, cost us a fortune, and may well ruin his presidency. He must de-escalate immediately before it is too late.

Mar 14 11:42

Turkey seeks Russian loan to buy S-400 system

Turkey has announced its wish to obtain Russia’s loan to buy weapons, including S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems, Rostec state corporation CEO Sergey Chemezov told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Tuesday. "They have voiced their wish to get a loan, but now the issue has not been solved. The Finance Ministry is holding talks, as soon as they sign this and take a decision on allocating a loan, we will already ink contracts on supplies, including of S-400," Chemezov said. The Rostec CEO gave no details on when this decision could be taken. In February, Chemezov said that Turkey had shown interest in the Russian-made S-400 system and was in talks with Moscow on the possible supplies. In November 2016, Turkish National Defense Minister Fikri Isik reported about these talks. China was the first to buy the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. It was announced in the spring of 2015 that the relevant contract had been signed.

Mar 14 11:34

IVANKA TRUMP IS BACK! THIS MAJOR STORE JUST FLIPPED AND NOW LIBERALS ARE IN FULL FREAK OUT MODE

In another sign that the #GrabYourWallet boycott campaign against Ivanka Trump is having little or no effect, Neiman Marcus added her brand back to its sale items only a month after the department store announced it was dropping it.

Mar 14 11:28

Malkin: ‘Deep State operatives are embedded in every corner of the federal government’

Political commentator Michelle Malkin spoke about the “deep state” on Fox News’ Watters’ World Saturday.

Mar 14 11:26

Syrian chief negotiator blames Turkey for opposition’s absence at Astana talks

Turkey as a guarantor of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria bears responsibility for the armed Syrian opposition’s refusal to take part in the Astana talks, Syria's envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari, who heads the government's delegation, said on Tuesday. "This (non-participation of the opposition) once again confirms that it is under control. As a guarantor country, Turkey is responsible for that," Jaafari stressed. "We should ask Turkey why the opposition has not come." The diplomat said the government’s delegation expects the Astana meeting to be fruitful. "We have come here to speak with our allies - Iran and Russia," he said. "We expect a positive outcome of the talks, the success of the Astana process." Astana hosts another round of the international meeting on settling the crisis on March 14-15. On Tuesday, preliminary consultations will take place and on Wednesday participants will gather for a plenary meeting.

Mar 14 11:26

Bringing chaos to America: Obama “running a shadow government” from Washington DC

There is a great deal of concern in some circles about the stealth maneuvers of state that may be in the works.

Mar 14 11:19

Scrubbed from textbooks: The U.S. government’s national experiment in extermination

In desperation to make effective the floundering Prohibition on alcohol, the U.S. government — unable to convince the public consumption of booze constituted a moral transgression — intentionally poisoned the supply in a last-ditch attempt to enforce State-mandated sobriety.

Mar 14 11:18

Russia's economic development minister comments on decline of oil prices

"The reasons for decline of oil prices include several factors - quite aggressive production growth in the US, and rumors associated with a possible change of OPEC tactics. This rumor, of course, affects expectations," he said. According to Oreshkin, the level of oil prices in the updated macro forecast for 2017 will depend on the first quarter’s figures. Oil prices began to decline on March 8 almost immediately after the publication of the data on oil reserves by the US Department of Energy. Thus, commercial oil reserves in the US increased by 8.22 mln barrels from February 24 to March 3, amounting to 528.4 mln barrels with the forecast of growth of 1.97 mln barrels of oil. On March 8-10, price of Brent futures contract with May delivery dropped by almost $5. On November 30, OPEC countries agreed to cut oil production to 32.5 mln barrels per day, which means those countries agreed to reduce their daily average output by 1.164 mln barrels starting January 1, 2017.

Mar 14 11:08

Currencies of developing economies to weaken after March 15 — Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin

Currencies of developing economies will weaken if the US Federal Reserve decides to increase the base rate at its meeting on March 15, Chief Executive of the Russian Center for Strategic Research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday in Twitter. "It is highly probable the US Federal Reserve will increase the rate tomorrow. This will weaken currencies of developing markets in a way," Kudrin tweeted. The US regulator will announce its decision at 21.00 Moscow Time on March 15.

Mar 14 11:07

Federal Courts Say Foreigners, Not US Citizens, Are Entitled To Due Process — Paul Craig Roberts

Trump’s travel ban applies to non-US citizens, primarily to refugees from the Bush/Obama bombings of numerous Muslim countries. Some of these refugees, whose families and countries were destroyed by American troops, could harbor feelings of revenge against Americans. The Ninth Circuit Panel’s injunction against Trump’s executive order gives the Constitution’s protection of US citizens to non-citizens, apparently on the basis of due process and religious discrimination arguments. The panel of judges said that Trump’s executive order “runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”

Mar 14 11:02

Why do leftists and globalists hate tribalism so much?

Social divisions are absolutely rational and healthy, and there is nothing “evil” or totalitarian about organizing only with people that share your values. The real evil comes from those that would suppress our values in the name of “harmonization” — there is no such thing. Globalists and leftists argue for the adoption and toleration of all ideologies and principles as a means to peace, but what they really want in the end is the erasure of all the ideologies and principles they see as disagreeable in order to make way for their own.

Mar 14 11:00

Freeze warning issued for South Carolina

A freeze warning has been issued for The T&D Region from 11 p.m. tonight into 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in Orangeburg to drop to 29 degrees tonight.

Mar 14 10:57

US astronaut’s spaceflight to be financed by Russian corporation as debt repayment

U.S. astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will fly to the International Space Stations (ISS) as a third crew member of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship. His flight will be financed by Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia as debt repayment to US’ Boeing under the joint project Sea Launch, a source in the Russian space industry told TASS on Monday. "Joseph Acaba has been appointed as a member of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship due to be launched to the International Space Station on September 13. Shannon Walker has been appointed as a member of backup crew. Most likely, she will be subsequently chosen as a main crew member of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft due to fly to the ISS in March 2018," the source said. A spokesman for the cosmonaut training center told TASS on Monday the two U.S. astronauts are to begin pre-flight training but did not specify which crews they have been appointed to.

Mar 14 10:56

Corporate Media BEX - Loophole Lets Criminals Buy Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Online

Jeff Rossen, NBC News national investigative correspondent, went online to see how easy it would be to order these gun kits. He quickly found dozens of websites offering the product, and ordered a rifle kit, which he had shipped to former ATF agent Rick Vasquez in Virginia.

All the parts needed to assemble a gun were in the box when it arrived. It took Vasquez a couple of hours to assemble the weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What NBC left out is that a great deal of machining is required to turn the parts into a gun, something a former ATF agent is equipped and trained to do. I still haven't finished the lower receiver sent to me as a gift a year ago (although I will grant it is a low priority and I do not have a surplus of time for hobbies).

Here is the important part. Criminals do not use large guns to commit crimes. They are too obvious. Criminals prefer concealable handguns.

Criminals do not waste time building their own guns. They steal them from law abiding citizens and gun stores, or they get them from Fast & Furious or other gun-runners.

This is just NBC, the Nothing But Crap news network, pushing the gun-grabber agenda.

Mar 14 10:50

List: Malware found preinstalled on millions of Android phones used by 2 companies

Galaxy Note 2
LG G4
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S4
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note 8
Xiaomi Mi 4i
Galaxy A5
ZTE x500
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab 2
Oppo N3
vivo X6 plus
Asus Zenfone 2
LenovoS90
OppoR7 plus
Xiaomi Redmi
Lenovo A850

Mar 14 10:49

Putin yet to see new CNN documentary on him

When asked if the president had already seen the documentary dubbed The Most Powerful Man in the World, Peskov answered in the negative noting that the documentary aired at night. The Russian presidential spokesman also said that judging by the documentary’s fragments, it met the Kremlin’s expectations: "It is completely in line with the recent hysterical allegations which are absolutely groundless, based on fictional beliefs." Peskov added that in the CNN documentary "these beliefs are often presented by people who have already taken back seats." "This is why it is a rather biased documentary, but there is nothing new in it," the presidential spokesman concluded adding that the Kremlin had tried to clarify its stance with some glimpses of it making it into the documentary.

Mar 14 10:46

Kremlin has no information on alleged Russian forces’ deployment in Egypt

The Kremlin has no information on the alleged deployment of Russian forces and unmanned aerial vehicles in Egypt near the border with Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "We do not have such information," the Kremlin spokesman said, commenting on a Reuters report. The news agency Reuters reported earlier, citing diplomatic sources that Russia appeared to have deployed a 22-member special forces unit to an airbase at Sidi Barrani in western Egypt near the border with Libya. The agency’s sources also claimed that Russia had used another Egyptian base farther east in Marsa Matrouh in early February. Russia’s Defense Ministry has rejected this information as untrue.

Mar 14 10:42

Lavrov says he has heard nothing about presence of Russian troops in Egyp

"I did see reports by some foreign agencies to the effect a couple of dozen military specialists were seen in Egyptian territory and that some drones were seen there, too," he told a news conference, when asked about rumored presence of Russian military in Libya. "I have not heard about that from any other sources. In any case, if the rumors concern the military, then go and ask the military. I can only say that I am responsible for diplomats, but there have no diplomats in Libya for a long time. They are forced to remain in Tunisia and address the Libyan affairs from there. In a situation like this the attempts to present the situation in Libya as settled and not requiring the need for a national dialog among all key actors are regrettable," he stated. Earlier, Reuters quoted diplomatic sources as saying Russia had dispatched a group of 22 commandoes to the air base in Sidi Barrani, near the border with Libya.

Mar 14 10:36

How The US Could Solve Its Retirement Crisis

Too many Americans are saving little to nothing for retirement. According to one study, 45 percent of working-age households “do not have any retirement account assets.” Congress could sharply improve the numbers by adopting dynamic scoring of retiree distributions. The move could lead to millions of new accounts, and a fairer sharing of the US’s retirement promise.

Mar 14 10:36

Putin instructs to sign deal on integrating South Ossetia forces into Russian army

The president’s instruction was posted on the government’s legal information web portal on Tuesday. Putin also instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to hold negotiations with the South Ossetian side and sign this agreement on Moscow’s behalf. Under the agreement, the integration of separate units into the Russian Armed Forces implies recruiting citizens for military service in the Russian Armed Forces and sending them to the Russian military base in a voluntary procedure for active duty. Upon concluding such a contract, a citizen must be discharged from military service in the South Ossetian Armed Forces and his further active duty will be regulated by the Russian legislation. The agreement on integrating some units of the South Ossetian Defense Ministry into the Russian Armed Forces is an additional document under the Treaty on Allied Relations and Integration signed by the presidents of both countries on March 18, 2015.

Mar 14 10:35

Sinn Fein Calls For ‘Unity Referendum’ Ahead Of Brexit

Irish nationalist political party Sinn Fein has called for a referendum to leave the UK “as soon as possible.”

Monday’s call was not the first one for splitting from Britain and uniting with Republic of Ireland.

Mar 14 10:30

What News Will Be Buried on March 15th? Debt Ceiling, Dutch Elections and Brexit. The Best Day to Bury Bad News.

March 15th (or the Ides of March) was a bad day for Julius Caesar, but history aside, is something big going to happen on the Ides? As it goes, there are actually already several fairly momentous things taking place, and as the saying goes “a big news day is the best time to bury bad news”.

Mar 14 10:27

Vibrator maker ordered to pay out C$4m for tracking users' sexual activity

The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a £90 bluetooth connected vibrator, which can be controlled through an app. It is marketed as a way to “allow couples to keep their flame ignited – together or apart”. Its app-enabled controls can be activated remotely, allowing, for instance, a partner on the other end of a video call to interact.

But the app came with a number of security and privacy vulnerabilities, which added up to produce something that many would feel uncomfortable about using.

The app that controls the vibrator is barely secured, allowing anyone within bluetooth range to seize control of the device.

In addition, data is collected and sent back to Standard Innovation, letting the company know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity – which, combined, reveal intimate information about the user’s sexual habits.

Mar 14 10:27

Netherlands mainstream media: The Turkey scenario was planned last week

Relevant quote translation:
On Saturday, that minister (Kaya) became the symbol of tenacity on both sides. But the strange thing was: in the middle of last week I was given a detailed explanation in the Hague on how the weekend would proceed. First the (Turkish) minister of foreign affairs blocked from entering the country, next the arrival of another Turkish minister by car - the whole scenario was already known.

[And indeed PM Rutte is now the hero of the day for kicking out those evil Turks, and will probably win the elections tomorrow. If not, there's always vote fraud to fall back on, because while only paper ballots are used that are counted by hand, the final tally is made by computers owned by an English company called Fox-IT, and they are known to be unsafe. http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nederland/politiek/onderzoek-bevestigt-verkiez... ]

Mar 14 10:24

A Time To Break The Silence On Military Spending

Fifty years ago next month Martin Luther King, Jr. warned us in his first public antiwar speech Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence that any nation that continues year after year “to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Arguably that led to his assassination exactly one year later. Since the height of the American War in Vietnam, conditions have worsened exponentially, with military spending escalating unchecked. Each new bloated Pentagon appropriation has become the new normal.

Mar 14 10:24

White House jumper bizarrely told journalist just days earlier that he was responsible for Trump ‘golden shower’ dossier

(INTELLIHUB) — In a bizarre twist to an already bizarre story, the man suspected of breaching the White House’s perimeter Friday night, who was carrying a backpack with a can of mace and a letter for President Trump inside, told a female journalist days earlier that he was responsible for the release of the infamous and libelous “golden showers” dossier by BuzzFeed.

Mar 14 10:12

Kim Jong-un threatens ‘MERCILESS’ attack on America in retaliation for South Korea drills

He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a sabre-rattling statement released through state media.

The propaganda press agency KCNA indicated the blood-thirsty despot was becoming increasingly agitated by the joint military drills south of the border.

A statement attributed to Kim said: “If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is where these threats break down; in the use of the words "ultra-precision strikes."

Unless the DPRK has been able to buy, or develop, some advanced guidance systems from rogue countries which are comfortable about ducking UN sanctions against such things, their guidance has generally been their proverbial Achilles' heel.

And threats like these are truly, geopolitically counter-productive, unless a country can actually back them up, but it is imminently possible that North Korea's guidance and nuclear capabilities have evolved to the point where they can do what they threaten. As reported today in http://www.theaustralian.com.au:

Imagine that instead of friendly, congenial New Zealand across the Tasman we had Kim’s North Korea firing nuclear capable missiles into the sea less than 200km from Sydney or Brisbane, and you get a sense of why Japan and South Korea consider North Korea an existential threat. Seoul has long been in range of North Korean’s short-range missiles and about 8000 artillery ­pieces that could devastate the South Korean capital within hours — not to mention the hundreds of thousands of North Korean troops likely to pour out of massive hidden tunnel systems along the demilitarised zone if hostilities, never formally ended following the 1953 Korean War, were to resume. But the recently acquired ability to arm these missiles with nuclear warheads means that Kim can destroy South Korea as a functioning society, since the south has no effective means of defending against them. Lacking a workable defensive missile shield of its own, it’s hardly surprising Seoul has turned to Washington for assistance by agreeing to host a THAAD battery on its soil, despite domestic resistance and the likely election of the dovish Moon Jae-in to replace the disgraced Park Geun-hye, whose impeachment was last week upheld by the constitutional court. Moon has already conceded it will be difficult to reverse the decision of the interim government to speed up the THAAD deployment. THAAD has been fiercely resisted by Beijing because the powerful X-band radar, which forms the heart of the system, can see thousands of kilometres into China from the outskirts of Seoul, allowing the US to potentially shoot down Chinese missiles, putting at risk China’s missile-centric military strategy in which it has invested billions of dollars. However, China’s threats of retribution are unlikely to delay or derail the planned THAAD deployment to South Korea, which is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of April. Japan and the US have an even bigger problem as the likeliest targets for Kim’s nukes. By launching four missiles simultaneously, Kim has demonstrated a previously unseen capacity to overwhelm Japan’s limited ballistic missile defence system with saturation attacks, threatening Tokyo and other major Japanese cities as well as the 54,000 US military personnel based in Japan and their 40,000 dependents.

I am absolutely not advocating for war with North Korea; that being said, at this moment, the US, China, and South Korea might have an opportunity to get North Korea back to the bargaining table, and replace the existing Armistice with a true peace deal, with the proviso that upon signing this treaty, North Korea would abandon its nuclear weapons program entirely.

In the Chinese language, the ideogram for "crisis" and "opportunity" is one and the same; I would like to hope that the US government understands that, but will not hold out a lot of hope right now.

Unfortunately, as things stand, with the THAAD units in South Korea being completed and operational at the end of April, I see a potential start to a military conflict happening at the beginning of May, unless some intelligent, moral, and hard-won negotiations are put into place to prevent this from happening.

Mar 14 10:02

European Election Info!! Next Major Upcoming Election March 15 Wilders.

Hey brothers and sisters in Europe- We're counting on you to keep the freedom torch burning.

Mar 14 10:02

NO ESCAPE!!! SNOWFLAKES TRIGGERED AS TRUMP FIRES OBAMA ATTORNEYS THEN GINGRICH DROPS A TRUTH BOMB

It didn’t take long for Jeff Sessions’ request for all 46 remaining Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign for liberals to freak out in a wholly predictable fashion. “At a time when Attorney General Sessions has recused himself from major investigations into the Trump campaign, the independence of federal prosecutors could not be more important,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, according to Newsmax. “I’m very concerned about the effect of this sudden and unexpected decision on federal law enforcement.”

Mar 14 10:01

Horrifying Precedent — Court Rules Cops Can Allow Dogs to Maul Innocent People

precedent was just set by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit,

UPDATE: The court ruling is labeled "UNPUBLISHED" which in legalese means it is not usable as a precedent in future court cases.

Mar 14 09:53

IT’S OFFICIAL ~~ ISRAEL IS ON THE ROAD TO FASCISM

Police detained prominent left-wing activist Jeff Halper last Wednesday at the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement, for suspected incitement, saying they acted on a complaint he had “materials related to BDS” in his possession.

Halper, who moved to Israel from the United States in 1973, was picked up after leading a tour of foreigners to the E1 site across the road from the settlement and transported by police van to a nearby station then released without being placed under arrest.

Police officers photographed the posters and maps he was holding before freeing him. Halper denies handing out any material related to BDS during the tour, or even discussing the boycott movement.

Handing out such materials would not have been in violation of the law, even a 2011 anti-boycott law according to which a person or an organization calling for the boycott of Israel, including the settlements, can be sued by the boycott’s targets without them having to prove that they sustained any damage.

Mar 14 09:52

LATEST TOONS ~~ TURKEY, THE ‘OTHER’ MIDDLE EAST DEMOCRACY

Mar 14 09:50

WH Press Corps Sees Conservative Reporters In The Briefing Room As ‘Existential Threat’

White House correspondents upset with the Trump administration’s shakeup of the pecking order in the briefing room are starting to see reporters from conservative outlets as an “existential threat,” according to the March issue of The New Yorker.

“Until recently, the more established White House correspondents have regarded floaters as a harmless distraction—the equivalent of letting a batboy sit in the dugout,” Andrew Marantz writes in The New Yorker, referring to reporters from outlets more or less ignored by prior administrations. “Now they are starting to see the floaters as an existential threat.”

Mar 14 09:42

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

The Chinese government is acutely concerned at the prospect of war on its doorstep involving its ally, North Korea. In unusually blunt language, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, warned that the United States and North Korea were like “accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way.” The Trump administration flatly rejected China’s proposal for a “dual suspension”—of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and massive US war games underway in South Korea—as the basis for renewed negotiations.

By ruling out talks, the White House is setting course for confrontation, not only with North Korea, but also with China. By preparing for military action against North Korea, the US is also menacing China, which it has identified as the most immediate challenge to American global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it will not do it.

I would like to hope that when President Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, that the two discuss setting up meetings between China, North Korea, South Korea, and the US to develop a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with the provision that such a peace treaty will mean that the North Koreans will not continue developing their nuclear weapons.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Mar 14 09:41

PROFESSOR WHO CALLED CONSERVATIVE NEWS SITES ‘FAKE’ OUTED AS SOCIAL JUSTICE ZEALOT

The professor who created a “fake news” research guide choked with conservative-leaning news sites, a list now touted by Harvard University, has been outed as a social justice warrior hell-bent on taking down the “Dark Side,” which is what she calls conservatives.

The Washington Free Beacon (which is on the list despite its mostly straight news reporting) uncovered more details about the guide’s creator, Melissa “Mish” Zimdars, an assistant professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.

Zimdars is a Donald Trump critic whose research areas include “social justice,” and she has organized liberal protest rallies against student debt and refers to conservatives as the “DARK SIDE,” the Beacon reports, adding she created the fake news list right after Hillary Clinton lost her White House bid:

Mar 14 09:32

US deploying attack drones to South Korea

The United States has begun deploying attack drones to South Korea as tensions with North Korea remain high over Pyongyang’s persistence in its missile and nuclear program.

U.S. Forces Korea said Monday that the company of Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will be permanently stationed at Kunsan Air Base, about 150 miles south of Seoul.

“The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the U.S. Army’s strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a press release.

“The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to U.S. Forces Korea and our [Republic of Korea] partners.”

The timeline for the full deployment of the drone company is unclear.
The deployment comes as tensions on the peninsula remain fraught after North Korea’s latest missile test.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that this deployment will come sooner rather than later; it appears that all the pieces are being put into place for a war against North Korea.

North Korea and China do have a mutual defense pact:

Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty

So the question I hope keeps our senior lawmakers and military managers up at night is, how will China respond to a US/Japanese/South Korean attack on North Korea?!?

Living here on Oahu, such a question is very disturbing to contemplate.

Mar 14 09:32

"I Didn't Say That" Sean Spicer Slams NBC reporter for accusing Trump of LYING About Obama Wiretap

"I Never Said That" Sean Spicer SLAMS NBC reporter for accusing Trump of LYING

sean spicer white house press conference press briefing this was taken live nbc reporter peter tries to say trump is lying about the obama wiretap situation and spicer doesn;t fall for the bait, sean spicer is president donald trump press secretary

Mar 14 09:28

ABC News to Face South Dakota Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

Lawsuit claims reporting caused $1.9 billion worth of damage

Mar 14 09:28

EXCLUSIVE: FBI’s Own Political Terror Plot; Deputy Director and FBI Brass Secretly Conspired to Wage Coup Against Flynn & Trump

Mere days before Gen. Michael Flynn was sacked as national security advisor, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gathered more than a dozen of his top FBI disciples to plot how to ruin Flynn’s aspiring political career and manufacture evidence to derail President Donald Trump, according to FBI sources.

McCabe, the second highest ranking FBI official, emphatically declared at the invite-only gathering with raised voice: “Fuck Flynn and then we Fuck Trump,” according to direct sources. Many of his top lieutenants applauded and cheered such rhetoric. A scattered few did not.

This was one of several such meetings held in seclusion among key FBI leaders since Trump was elected president, FBI sources confirm. At the congregation where McCabe went off the political rails and vowed to destroy Flynn and Trump, there were as many as 16 top FBI officials, inside intelligence sources said. No lower-level agents or support personnel were present.

Mar 14 09:26

More than 1,500 children dead in two years of Yemen war: UN

The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 7,700 people, including at least 1,564 children, since a Saudi-led coalition intervened on the government's side two years ago, UN agencies said Monday.

The UN children's agency UNICEF said that by March 10, at least 1,546 children were killed and 2,450 others maimed in Yemen.

Of those killed, 1,022 were boys and 478 were girls while 46 were of "unknown sex", UNICEF said in a statement.

During that same period 1,801 boys and 649 girls were wounded while 1,572 boys were recruited to serve as child soldiers, said UNICEF.

In March 2015, a Saudi-led Arab coalition mounted an air campaign in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi whose authority was being challenged by Shiite Huthi rebels.

The rebels overran the capital Sanaa in September 2014 forcing Hadi to seek first refuge in the southern city of Aden and then exile in Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the last 2 years, the Saudi military have been committing war crimes in Yemen, which the US government has enabled by selling them the bombs, and providing guidance for their targeting; this makes the United States Government complicit in Saudi war crimes.

Additionally, the Saudi military has blockaded Yemen ports which makes it impossible to get desperately needed food aid into the country; consequently, Yemeni children are starving to death.

images: Yemeni children wounded and killed by Saudi bombing strikes

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

Of course, the US presstitute media will never show you these images, because it breaks the narrative that somehow, these Saudi war crimes, and the Saudi creation of genocide in Yemen, are done for a "good and noble cause", to get the Houthis out of the country.

But the real reasons for the Saudi invasion, and hoped for occupation, are far different, and include the following:

Riyadh's Dirty Secret: Saudi Arabia Thirsty for Yemeni Oil, Gas Reserves

And from the US government's perspective:

Yemen : US Naval Base on Occupied Socotra Island

As stated in the following article from globalresearch.ca:

The Yemeni archipelago of Socotra in the Indian Ocean is located some 80 kilometres off the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres South of the Yemeni coastline. The islands of Socotra are a wildlife reserve recognized by (UNESCO), as a World Natural Heritage Site. Socotra is at the crossroads of the strategic naval waterways of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (See map below). It is of crucial importance to the US military. Among Washington’s strategic objectives is the militarization of major sea ways. This strategic waterway links the Mediterranean to South Asia and the Far East, through the Suez Canal, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It is a major transit route for oil tankers. A large share of China’s industrial exports to Western Europe transits through this strategic waterway. Maritime trade from East and Southern Africa to Western Europe also transits within proximity of Socotra (Suqutra), through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. (see map below). A military base in Socotra could be used to oversee the movement of vessels including war ships in an out of the Gulf of Aden. “The [Indian] Ocean is a major sea lane connecting the Middle East, East Asia and Africa with Europe and the Americas. It has four crucial access waterways facilitating international maritime trade, that is the Suez Canal in Egypt, Bab-el-Mandeb (bordering Djibouti and Yemen), Straits of Hormuz (bordering Iran and Oman), and Straits of Malacca (bordering Indonesia and Malaysia). These ‘chokepoints’ are critical to world oil trade as huge amounts of oil pass through them.”

Additionally, Socotra is as close as any military base could be to Diego Garcia, being about 1200 miles away.

This is why the US government doesn't want any talk about a political settlement between divided factions in Yemen; a united Yemen would want its island back, and the US government will simply not allow that to happen, so countless more Yemenis will have to die here.

Mar 14 09:14

Riot police move against Naples protests

Riot police have moved in to quell violent protests sparked by the first major rally in the southern city of Naples by the anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League leader.

Police on Saturday fired tear gas and water cannons against the protesters, who tossed bottles, rocks and Molotov cocktails their way.

The protesters were a violent offshoot of an otherwise peaceful march through Naples by people opposed to Matteo Salvini, who recently travelled to Moscow to forge ties with the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mar 14 09:14

Monsanto attempt to block glyphosate from California cancer list tossed by judge

A California state court has dismissed a legal challenge by multinational agribusiness firm Monsanto that seeks to bar the state from adding glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the company's Roundup herbicide, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

On March 10, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan ruled against Monsanto's challenge to a provision of Proposition 65, a California voter initiative passed in 1986 that requires the state's governor to publicize a list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

Mar 14 09:13

SOROS FUNDED THINK-TANK: RUSSIA AND SYRIA TO SEND RAPEY MIGRANTS INTO GERMANY TO INFLUENCE ELECTION!?

Yes - that's it; Russians are hacking Muslims now, with Syria's assistance - and they'll send an army of rapey migrants into Germany to influence their election by sexually assaulting the populace into voting Merkel out. After all, she does love her North African migrants, and Germans certainly don't like being raped. Coincidentally, a good friend of mine from Hamburg said his city has been destroyed.

Let me get this straight - Angela "Don't touch me!" Merkel wants to keep Germany's borders open, making it really easy for women and children men of fighting age to slip into the country and drive trucks through Christmas holiday crowds, or axe a few people on a train, or engage in mass sexual assaults at public pools - or during New Years Eve celebrations, or make neighborhoods so unsafe for non-Muslims they're considered "no-go" zones. Are you noticing a trend?

Mar 14 09:12

PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

Despite over 15 years of support, the government in Kabul currently controls only 63% of the country. It is likely to lose control of more territory with serious advances by Taliban forces in the last year [PDF]. The government has been rife with corruption primarily related to stealing U.S. development funds and facilitating heroin smuggling. Afghanistan remains the world capital for opium production, and is even hitting new highs.

None of these problems are new. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s own brother was allegedly one of the biggest heroin dealers in the country. And the Taliban have never really been under threat of being outright defeated, so much as temporarily setback.

Mar 14 09:11

America has spent more rebuilding Afghanistan than it spent rebuilding Europe under the Marshall Plan

Large-scale corruption persists, with Afghanistan third from the bottom in international rankings, ahead of only Somalia and North Korea. Adjusted for inflation, American spending to reconstruct Afghanistan now exceeds the total expended to rebuild all of Western Europe under the Marshall Plan; yet to have any hope of surviving, the Afghan government will for the foreseeable future remain almost completely dependent on outside support.

And things are getting worse. Although the United States has invested $70 billion in rebuilding Afghan security forces, only 63 percent of the country’s districts are under government control, with significant territory lost to the Taliban over the past year. Though the United States has spent $8.5 billion to battle narcotics in Afghanistan, opium production there has reached an all-time high.

For this, over the past 15 years, nearly 2,400 American soldiers have died, and 20,000 more have been wounded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses
Row on row.

Mar 14 09:09

US military leak exposes 'holy grail' of security clearance files

A unsecured backup drive has exposed thousands of US Air Force documents, including highly sensitive personnel files on senior and high-ranking officers.

Security researchers found that the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because the internet-connected backup drive was not password protected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WTF?!?

Mar 14 09:08

Denninger Warns On Coming Collapse: “Exactly How This Thing Detonates and Who Dies Is Very Hard To Figure Out”

On Monday House Majority leader Paul Ryan warned that if his health care plan fails to pass then the Obamacare system will collapse. It’s a sentiment that The Market Ticker founder Karl Denninger has shared for years, citing basic arithmetic that shows the Affordable Care Act passed in 2009 simply cannot be sustained.

But before you get excited about the possible repeal of current laws that are to be replaced by Ryan’s new GOP bill, consider that the new bill is destined to fail for the very same reasons. It’s a simple math problem and the math shows there is not enough money to cover the costs for a health care system rooted in corruption and monopolistic tendencies, regardless of what Paul Ryan, President Trump or their opponents in Congress say.

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