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February 3, 2017

Feb 03 11:39

GE's CEO Says the U.S. Economy Is in Investment Recession

Feb 03 11:35

US Defends Yemen Raid as Death Toll Rises

The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 against the home of a suspected al-Qaeda collaborator in Yemen is facing mounting criticism both domestically and internationally, as even the Pentagon concedes that there were civilians deaths in the attack, which ended up destroying nearly an entire village.

The same raid had reportedly been proposed to the Obama Administration and they deferred to Trump. The Pentagon was keen to do the raid on a moonless night to have the element of surprise, but the large US drone presence over the village tipped off the raid long before ground troops arrived and gave locals a chance to organize substantial resistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, killing innocent women and children is cool; hell, our compadres in this fight, the Saudi Military, do it every day!!" - official Trump White House Souse.

And I apologise for the horrifically graphic images I have chosen to accompany this story, but it is the design intent here, that once you see these, you cannot unsee them, to truly understand the magnitude of the moral evils of this horrific war against the Yemeni people.

Images: Yemeni children killed or wounded by Saudi bombing raids

It deeply concerns me that the US government has been a proud partner in war crimes, from the moment it decided to aid and abet Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and into President Trump's presidency.

And as a Christian Pacifist activist, who never advocates violence, throughout all of this, my job is to watch; witness; analyze; and get the facts as straight as I possibly can.

Feb 03 11:19

Look: Now it's -5°C and it's snowing in the UAE

A cold snap brought by north-westerly winds saw the mercury drop to -5 degrees Centigrade on Friday, according to weathermen.

Feb 03 11:15

Pentagon: Houthi Attack on Saudi Ship Intended for US Seacraft

A recent maritime suicide bombing off the coast of the Yemen may have been a “dress rehearsal” for a comparable attack on US destroyers patrolling waterways in the Middle East.

Defense analysts believe that not only might the attack have been a practice round for bigger fish, like the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Cole, but also that the attack was from a manned suicide vessel, as opposed to a missile or rocket strike. Multiple suicide ships may have caused the strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that these alleged Pentagon "analysts" are not sourced.

So I have to wonder; is this "fake news", in order to "groom" the American people to accept a larger role in the horrific, US-enabled Saudi war on Yemen, should there be an "incident" where an American military ship is hit with a false flag, and the Houthi rebels are blamed?!?

The Saudis are consistently committing war crimes with almost unimaginable barbarity, as the following documentation shows; their military are killing children, and causing children to starve, courtesy of their naval blockade of Yemen.

Images: Yemeni children killed and wounded in Saudi bombing raids

images of starving Yemeni children

The US government has been, and continues to be, under President Trump, proudly complicit in war crimes in Yemen; do you not believe that the US government would do anything to "speed up" the process of returning Yemen to the rule of a western-centric government, where resources are sold only in the US dollar?!?

I don't think such an analysis is far fetched at all, in terms of the US government's history of creating false flags, or in terms of what the American Deep State wants, in terms of reasserting its financial power over Yemen.

Additionally, such a false flag may give the US government and military the "excuse" to attack Iran, because Iran is suspected of providing some military assistance to the Houthi rebels.

Of course, this nearly, inevitably, will mean war with China and Russia, as they have flatly stated that an attack on Iran will be an attack on their countries as well.

Finally, please remember: to the American Deep State, killed or wounded American military service members are simply collateral damage, to be used toward strengthening private corporate profit, no matter the price in blood or money.

And in a related and troubling development, as reported in zerohedge.com:

Pentagon dispatches the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen as tensions with Iran rise



Feb 03 10:57

Trump Just Crippled George Soros And His Organizations With A Stroke Of His Pen!

A document from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) indicates that Donald Trump took steps last week to outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable to officially campaign against him over the next few years of his Presidency.
Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to “ensure compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act.” This is an unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election bid until April 2011.

Feb 03 10:52

City Council Member Urges Illegals Not To Cooperate With ICE

An Austin, Texas, city council member is encouraging illegal immigrants not to comply with federal immigration officials.

Addressing concerns over “potential raids of our communities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement” which are rumored to occur this week, district four city council representative Gregorio Casar released an infographic informing illegal aliens how to defy federal law enforcement.

Feb 03 10:51

Putin on E. Ukraine flare-up: Kiev trying to extort US, EU cash by playing the victim

The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to achieve when a nation pretends to be a victim and facing aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
“The Ukrainian leadership today needs money, and the best way to extort money is [to do that] from the European Union, from certain countries in Europe, from the United States and international institutions, presenting itself as a victim of aggression,” Putin said.

The Russian leader made the comments during a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest.

Putin also noted that after supporting a particular candidate in the US presidential elections – apparently hinting at Hillary Clinton – the Ukrainian government is now seeking to establish closer ties with the new administration under Donald Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poroshenko is desperately trying to goad Russia into some kind of an attack posture, and this is absolutely not working on Putin one single bit.

Putin understands that if he can just wait long enough, Poroshenko's government is going to collapse under the weight of its own corruption and misjudgment, and there will not be much the US can do about preventing it from happening, unless its goal is all out war against Russia (a spectacularly idiotic idea).



Feb 03 10:51

Israeli PM seeks parliamentary vote on law legalizing settlements

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a vote at the Knesset (parliament) aimed at legalizing all wildcat settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands.

A statement by Netanyahu’s office said a bill would be sent to the parliament later on Monday “to allow us to regularize once and for all settlements in (the occupied West Bank) and prevent repeated attempts to damage them.”

Wildcat settlements are those built by Israeli settlers without Tel Aviv’s permission.

The prime minister further said the proposed law is “designed to normalize the status of” the Judea and Samaria settlements in the West Bank.

Feb 03 10:50

Defiant Iran Slams Trump: We Won't Yield To "Useless" Threats, Will Conduct More Ballistic Missile Tests

With the US officially warning Iran twice over the past 24 hours in the harshest possible terms yet, when first national security advisor Michael Flynn, and then this morning Trump himself, said Iran has been "put on notice" for "destabilizing activity" after it fired a ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolutions, on Thursday a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by Reuters as saying the country would not yield to "useless" U.S. threats from "an inexperienced person" over its ballistic missile program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Down the page you will see Iran's Foreign Minister say that the US is offering Iran "a few dollars" for Iran to leave its people unprotected from the next Saddam. Iran was already threatening to drop the US dollar over Trump's 90-day travel ban. The sanctions may push them over the line.

Feb 03 10:48

Meet Wilbur Ross, Who Once Bailed Out Trump In Atlantic City and Is Now Trump's pick for Cabinet Secretary

Ross, then an investment banker working for Rothschild Inc., helped bondholders negotiate with Trump, whose finances were unraveling. The final deal reduced Trump’s ownership stake in the Taj but left him in charge, and bondholders were unhappy when Ross presented the plan.

“Why did we make a deal with him?” one asked, according to Rosenberg’s book.

Ross insisted that Trump was worth saving.

“The Trump name is still very much an asset,” he said.

Trump himself proved to be less of a sure bet. Though the agreement allowed Trump to soldier on in Atlantic City, his casinos landed in bankruptcy court twice more.

Feb 03 10:46

RAW: Amona Outpost Settlers Resist Their Eviction By Israeli Police

Clashes broke out between police and protesters as security forces began evicting settlers from the Amona outpost in the occupied West Bank which were ruled to be illegal by a Supreme Court order.
Hundreds of unarmed police officers began the operation to evac



Feb 03 10:45

Democrats Plot Protests At Trump's Speech To Congress; Will "Refuse To Shake Hands"

The sore losers of the Left, after refusing to attend Trump's inauguration, have apparently decided to double down on their childish behavior by plotting a number of protests at Trump's upcoming address to Congress. According to The Hill, House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to make the newly-elected President's first address to Congress as uncomfortable as possible by inviting guests they say will be harmed by his policies, including ethnic minorities, LGBT people, undocumented immigrants and the disabled.

Feb 03 10:44

President Trump visit to Milwaukee canceled

President Donald Trump's plans to visit Milwaukee this week have apparently been canceled.

Milwaukee Business Journal media partner WITI-TV (Channel 6) reported Tuesday that White House sources said the president will not be making a planned trip to Milwaukee. A reason for the change was not disclosed.

Feb 03 10:43

GOP unveils bill to allow political activity by churches

On the same day President Trump vowed to “destroy” a law preventing religious groups and churches from engaging in political activities, Republicans in the House and Senate introduced legislation to make the proposal reality.

The law known as the Johnson Amendment, first enacted in 1954, prohibits churches and other religious organizations from keeping their tax-exempt status if they endorse political candidates or participate in partisan political activities.

Feb 03 10:43

WHAT ‘PRICE’ WILL TRUMP DEMAND FOR REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT?

AUSTRALIA may find President Donald Trump will exact a hefty price for resettling refugees languishing on Naru and Manus — such as sending troops to Iraq.

The new “America First” US president says he is all about deal making and winning. Right now he’s not happy the Obama administration left him with a “dumb deal” to resettle refugees Australia offloaded to Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Mr Turnbull, another businessman-turned political leader, will soon find out what the new president wants as quid pro quo, James Curran from the US Studies Centre told AAP.

“It may take the form of a battalion in Iraq or freedom-of-navigation patrols in the South China Sea,” he said

It would be extremely dangerous for Australia to be trading away key national security interests to shore up what in reality is a minor refugee deal, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American price, under President Trump, for accepting these refugees may well be geopolitically steep for Australia; Prime Minister Turnbull should have thought about the potential if Clinton did not win the election before he made the deal with then-President Obama.



Feb 03 10:40

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased his first casino interests when he acquired 93% of the shares in Resorts International. Resorts International has a sordid history which began in the early 1950’s when it evolved from a CIA and Mossad front company which had been established for the purpose of money laundering the profits from drug trafficking, gambling, and other illegal activities.

On October 30, 1978, The Spotlight newspaper reported that the principle investors of Resorts International were Meyer Lansky, Tibor Rosenbaum, William Mellon Hitchcock, David Rockefeller, and one Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Michael Collins Piper, in his book The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America has done an excellent job of describing the relationship between Donald Trump and Resorts International. The following excerpt sums up the relationship:

Feb 03 10:37

Japan Declare Crisis As Fukushima Reactor May Fall Into Ocean

Scientists at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have declared a state of emergency as one of the reactors is on the verge of falling into the ocean.

Lethal levels of radiation have been detected around the site which scientists say stems from a hole caused by melted nuclear fuel.



Feb 03 10:34

U.S. Job Growth Beats Expectations In January, Wages Soft

U.S. job growth surged more than expected in January as construction firms and retailers ramped up hiring, which likely gives the Trump administration a head start as it seeks to boost the economy and employment.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 227,000 jobs last month, the largest gain in four months, the Labor Department said on Friday. But the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.8 percent and wages increased modestly, suggesting that there was still some slack in the labor market.

Revisions to November and December showed the economy created 39,000 fewer jobs than previously reported. Still, the labor market continues to tighten, which could soon spur a faster pace of wage growth. Federal Reserve officials view the labor market as being at or near full employment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really?!?

At "full employment"?!?

Then how does the Fed account for these numbers?!?

95 million Americans not participating in the labor force as of December, 2016

There is one of two possibilities here; either the Fed, and Reuters, are lying their collective heads off, or the "95 million Americans not participating in the labor force" headline is a lie.

These numbers are mutually exclusive.

Given the propensities of both Reuters and the Federal Reserve to lie to the American people with impunity, I would tend to trust the source for the zerohedge.com article.

Feb 03 10:32

Who Towers Behind Trump?

By Michael Collins Piper

An inquiry into the background of flamboyant American entrepreneur Donald J. Trump provides some surprising insights into Trump’s path to power and influence, for the fact is that Trump’s rise to stardom came as a direct consequence of his having functioned as hardly more than a colorful front man for some very wealthy behind-the-scenes sponsors.

Everyone knows, of course, about Trump’s gambling operations and of the wide-ranging links of the gambling industry to organized crime. But the story is much bigger than that. In his own memoir, The Art of the Deal, Trump proudly described how in 1987 he bought his first casino interests when he purchased 93% of the voting stock in the Resorts International gambling concern.

Feb 03 10:29

Trump Pals Around with George Soros

Not only has Trump funded open borders politicians like Schumer, Durbin, McCain, Graham and Menendez, but he’s also been bailed out by George Soros.

Trump actually spent Christmas Eve with George Soros in 2009, according to the New York Post. But hey, billionaires gotta stick together, you know? Nevermind that Soros is for a One World Order, an anti-Zionist and an anti-constitutional funder of all things unholy.

The funder of all things unholy also funded the Trump Tower in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune:
Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper, a key piece in perhaps the largest construction financing in the city's history, according to real estate sources and public documents.



Feb 03 10:27

U.S. Warns North Korea Of ‘Overwhelming’ Response If They Use Nukes

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if it chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured South Korea of steadfast U.S. support.

“Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at South Korea’s defense ministry, at the end of a two-day visit.

Mattis’ remarks come amid concern that North Korea could be readying to test a new ballistic missile, in what could be an early challenge for Trump’s administration.

North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy South Korea and its main ally, the United States, conducted more than 20 missile tests last year, as well as two nuclear tests, in defiance of U.N. resolutions and sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Sec-Def Mattis; sir, there is an entirely differently way to go about resolving this, rather than threatening war, which will almost inevitably result in war with China, with which, as you should know, the American military is woefully unprepared to cope.

It may well be useful if the US government and military drop its collective bellicosity, and work quietly, behind the scenes, with China, to get North Korea, South Korea, China and the US into negotiations about replacing the Armistice with a full-on peace treaty, guaranteeing trade and freedom of navigation in exchange for stopping their nuclear weapons development program.

And you're welcome for that idea, sir!! :-)

Feb 03 10:22

Berkeley students angry that outsiders came to campus and were violent/destructive. Say it gives the student body, campus a bad name

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This confirms they were outside agitators.

Feb 03 10:20

FBI Investigate Berkeley Mayor For Inciting Milo Riots

The FBI has opened an investigation into Mayor Jesse Arreguin who ordered police to stand down during the Milo riots at UC Berkeley on Wednesday.

Feb 03 10:18

California's Lt. Governor Is Nuts, He Supports The Rioters At UC Berkeley And Blames It All On Milo



Feb 03 10:17

NEW CIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR BRIEFLY RAN BLACK SITE IN THAILAND WHERE DETAINEES WERE WATERBOARDED

Gina Haspel, who once was in charge of operating a CIA secret prison in Thailand where at least two detainees were waterboarded and tortured, was selected by CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the CIA’s deputy director.

Although Pompeo publicly pledged during his confirmation hearing to keep the CIA out of the “enhanced interrogation business,” Haspel’s appointment is an ominous development. It significantly increases the likelihood that the CIA will restore some torture techniques, which were banned by President Barack Obama.

“Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of agency experience to the job,” Pompeo declared. “She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her. We are fortunate that someone of her intellect, skill, and experience will be our Deputy Director. I know she will do an outstanding job, and I look forward to working with her closely in the years ahead.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gina Haspel is precisely the kind of operative the American Deep State loves; someone loyal to the financial agendas it decrees, and will do anything she deems necessary to accomplish those ends.

Anything, regardless of whether is either productive...or moral.

Ms. Haspel, as a Christian Pacifist Activist, and someone not terribly happy when her country commits war crimes through torture, I will be quietly watching...and witnessing.

Feb 03 10:09

THE U.S. PLAN TO TOPPLE ALL 7 COUNTRIES ON TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN LIST

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

According to Reuters, Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would include a temporary refugee ban and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

The list is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. If those countries are starting to sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more I look at the first actions of the Trump presidency, the more I am terrifyingly convinced that the real winner of last November's election was the power-hungry, money mad, and deeply psychotic, American Deep State.

The hard, inescapable reality here is that the American Deep State is all about expropriating resources from countries to which it has no moral right; insuring those countries are run by US/Western-centric governments; and insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

The blood and money spent is of no consequence to those people running the American deep state, as long as their financial/geopolitical objectives are obtained.

And those American military killed or maimed for life in the process of achieving their financial goals?!? Merely collateral damage, for the sake of private corporate profit.

Of course, politicians cannot possibly say that to grieving families and friends of those killed or maimed; they are assured with such nostrums as "They died to protect this country and the American way of life."

No; these military died and were maimed for life to protect and enrich private corporate profit.

That is simply the bottom line here.

Feb 03 10:08

UN envoy Nikki Haley criticises Russian aggression in Ukraine

“Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control of the peninsula to Ukraine,” said Haley, who was formerly governor of South Carolina.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very worrying. And it reinforces my view that Trump's greatest weakness is that his view of the world is based on what he has seen on TV. However there may be something else going on which we will discuss on the radio show today.

Feb 03 10:06

Stunning scientific breakthrough allows DNA “rebirth” of animals from long-dead, partially decomposed tissue samples

To begin their study, the research team tested their newly developed technique on 10 fluid-preserved snake specimens. Almost no genetic material from these snakes could be found in public collections. The scientists then extracted a tissue sample from each snake’s liver, and exposed the tissue to heat. After heating, an enzyme was applied to the sample to digest the tissue. From there, DNA was extracted with ease.

With this new method, scientists were able to extract and sequence DNA from each of the preserved snakes. Some of the snake specimens were more than 100 years old, and one was especially exciting: it was a Günther’s mountain snake from India, which had never before been sequenced.



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US OVER THIS CRISIS.

Feb 03 09:53

Hillary Clinton Brags About Voting For A Border Fence To Keep Out Illegal Immigrants

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 2015, while on the campaign trail, Hillary bragged about voting in FAVOR of building a fence to keep out illegal immigrants.

Nobody rioted!

Feb 03 09:52

Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by “deep state” forces to prevent any rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia under the new Trump administration.

The west-Ukrainian forces under command of the coup government of President Poroshenko started a large attack against the Russian supported Ukrainian self-defense forces in Donetsk and Lugansk governate.

Feb 03 09:51

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARMING KURDISH FANATICS, TERRORISTS; U.S. AND RUSSIA FLOAT KURDISH AUTONOMY IN SYRIA

While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad as what was called for under Obama and Clinton, the new approach to Syria is concerning to say the least.

This is because mainstream news reports have revealed that the Trump administration is going ahead with a plan to arm Kurdish militants in Syria who are battling the Islamic State. Of course, these Kurdish fanatics are interesting in only one thing – independence and the creation of their own Kurdish state that eventually crosses the border of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. They are not interested so much in fighting terror since they have allied themselves with terrorists to achieve their own goals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment here, at velocity.

Are we looking at more "fake news" here, to attempt to sell US citizenry on the narrative that the US needs to be more thoroughly involved in a military solution to the many problems in the Middle East, rather than viable political solutions?!?

And I would politely like to remind President Trump, that doing the same thing, in precisely the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the most classical definitions of insanity.

IF in fact these reports are true, it appears that both the Russian and US governments are hell-bent in balkanizing the Middle East, and bending it to their liking, and have made the decision that an independent Kurdistan will horrifically weaken the political ambitions of Syria; Turkey; Iran; and Iraq.

But what will be the cost in blood and money to make such a military adventure a "success"?!? And how long are the US and Russia committed to pursuing this dangerous game of regime change?!?

Were I a bookie in Vegas, I really would not bet against the resurrection of the draft in this United States right now, possibly coming at the end of President Trump's first year in office.

Feb 03 09:37

TRUMP TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDERS SCALING BACK FINANCIAL REGULATION

On Friday, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis. The order won't have any immediate impact. But it directs the Treasury secretary to consult with members of different regulatory agencies and the Financial Stability Oversight Council and report back on potential changes.

"There are quite a few things that we could do on Dodd-Frank ... that we think will have fairly immediate and dramatic impact," the official said, including personnel changes at regulatory agencies and additional executive orders.



Feb 03 09:37

Montana House Passes Bill to Authorize Firearms on Post Office Property in Defiance of Unconstitutional Federal Restrictions

Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation to nullify in effect an unconstitutional federal firearms regulation.

Rep. Randy Brodehl (R-Kalispell) introduced House Bill 246 (HB246) on Jan. 13. The legislation would allow handguns in U.S. Post Office buildings and on their property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a staged mass shooting by the gun grabbers will happen in five, four, three, two ...

Feb 03 09:36

Lies Promote Trump's Economic War Against Iran

On Sunday, January 29th, the Iranian military apparently tested a ballistic missile. This was not the first test since the signing of the nuclear agreement, but it is one that received a lot of attention by the Trump administration. I think it's important to point out, as I am no expert in these matters, but apparently a ballistic missile is just a missile that goes really high and then uses gravity to come and hit a target. There is nothing inherent in a ballistic missile that makes it part of a nuclear program. Conventional warheads are delivered by ballistic missiles. In fact, most ballistic missiles that are mid-range, and that's what this one was, are used for conventional purposes, not for nuclear purposes. This is not an intercontinental ballistic missile that goes up into the upper atmosphere and usually is associated with a nuclear weapons program. So I think it's an important distinction to make.

Feb 03 09:35

Melania Trump Will Move to White House, Hires Former Bush Staffer

There have been endless rumors that First Lady Melania Trump may stay in New York City for all of President Trump’s Presidency. But she just set the record straight, by planning on moving to Washington, D.C. this summer. And she’s already hired a Chief of Staff!

Feb 03 09:35

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting "Allahu Akbar", police say.

The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre's shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured.

President Francois Hollande said the situation was under control but the "threat of terrorism is here to stay".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, how's that open-borders idea working out for you?



Feb 03 09:32

Hollywood Star Tim Allen Delivers a Powerful Message to Liberals

Feb 03 09:31

Report: Botched Navy SEAL Mission Was Planned Under Obama

New information suggests that the raid in Yemen that claimed the life of Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens as well as some civilians, including an American girl, was planned for months by the Obama administration.

President Trump gave the go-ahead for the mission shortly after taking office, and the mainstream media has been quick to immediately place the blame at his feet.

Feb 03 09:30

POISON FRUIT

The Galindos wish they could have protected their daughter from whatever originally caused her troubles, which began in infancy, when she screamed incessantly. As she got older, Eva was slow to talk and make friends. Nine years ago, when her pediatrician diagnosed her with autism, he told the Galindos that nobody really knew why children developed such problems. And in some ways, that is still true; both the causes of these neurodevelopmental conditions and their increase among American children remain mysterious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The executives who signed off on the development of this poisonous chemical should be tried for promoting an environmental hazard to children, and jailed for the rest of their lives, and not in a club Fed.

That is the only way, in the US, that safety standards will be rigorously imposed, and this kind of developmental danger to children stopped.

Moral responsibility for the consequences of the actions of corporations must be enforced; otherwise, these chemical companies will kill us all for profit.

Feb 03 09:26

Iran FM Javad Zarif responds to a reporter's question regarding Ballistic Missiles

His reply starts at :50. When Iran was being hit with US-supplied weapons from Iraq year after year, nobody would help Iran protect itself. Building their own defenses is their only choice.



Feb 03 09:24

RECORD HIGH FATAL RADIATION LEVELS, HOLE IN REACTOR DETECTED AT CRIPPLED FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR FACILITY

Record high radiation levels that’s lethal even after brief exposure have been detected at a damaged reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Specialists also found a hole, likely caused by melted nuclear fuel.
Radiation levels of up to 530 Sieverts per hour were detected inside an inactive Reactor 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex damaged during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, Japanese media reported on Thursday citing the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

A dose of about 8 Sieverts is considered incurable and fatal.

A hole of no less than one square meter in size has also been discovered beneath the reactor's pressure vessel, TEPCO said. According to researchers, the apparent opening in the metal grating of one of three reactors that had melted down in 2011, is believed to be have been caused by melted nuclear fuel that fell through the vessel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clearly, there is uncontrolled fission going on underneath the ruined reactors.

With all the incredibly shabby and value-engineering done on this plant TEPCO has come very close to having created an ELE here (an "extinction level event"); and both TEPCO and the Japanese government are impotent to stop the damage.

And what is the rest of the world's leadership doing?!? Ignoring it as though this hasn't happened at all, no matter how many people are going to die from this.

In my world, every TEPCO official and Japanese government official who signed off on the horrific design flaws in this plant should be charged with irreversible world endangerment, and probably spend the rest of their miserable lives in prisons run by the Yakuza.

Unfortunately, however, the execs at TEPCO and Japanese government officials live in the world of monied privilege, and that means never having to take responsibility for the results of their actions.

Feb 03 09:20

Is George Soros headed for The Big House?

Is George Soros headed for The Clink? For the sake of humanity we hope so. We can’t think of anyone more deserving than Soros for doing the Devil’ s work. (OK, perhaps we should include the rest of the 1% Elite in that category.) But here is a man that is trying to destroy the very things that created his wealth and power. WoW… talk about an Ego Trip!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 03 09:16

PM staffer removed for Trump post

A STAFFER in the Prime Minister’s office has been suspended after posting anti-Trump propaganda to her social media page.

An executive assistant to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s chief of staff Drew Clarke, has been suspended today over “inappropriate” posts on her Facebook page, 2GB radio reports.

The woman posted a photo and link to a website named ‘Tuck Frump’ in November, before the President was elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know if staffers under under legal restraints on their personal behavior, or sign agreements not to comment to the public. But I have a problem with anyone being punished for what they say or do as a private citizen on their own time and using their own resources.

Feb 03 09:15

A horribly bullied teen committed suicide. Now his former Dairy Queen boss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

High school wasn’t easy for 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner.
“A lot of people, kids, made fun of the way — basically everything about him,” his best friend Lexie Graves testified, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. Suttner was overweight and spoke with a speech impediment: two prime targets for bullies at Glasgow High School in Glasgow, Mo.



Feb 03 09:15

NYPD sergeant guilty of raping 13-year-old girl

An NYPD sergeant has been convicted for raping the 13-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

Feb 03 09:13

In stunning shift, Trump White House says spread of Israel settlements 'may not be helpful' to peace

'The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years. While we don't believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,' according to the White House.

'As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region,' the statement continued.

Then, the statement hedged, saying, 'The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.'

Feb 03 09:12

Israel hits back at US: Settlement expansion is not the problem

Blaming Palestinians for stalled negotiations, deputy FM says government ‘elected to act on Jewish People’s right to build in all parts of our land’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ignoring that tiny detail that Palestine is not Israel's land.

Feb 03 09:08

THE COMING CLASH WITH IRAN

Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn, attacked a Saudi warship, and Tehran tested a missile, undermining “security, prosperity and stability throughout the Middle East,” placing “American lives at risk.”

But how so?

The Saudis have been bombing the Houthi rebels and ravaging their country, Yemen, for two years. Are the Saudis entitled to immunity from retaliation in wars they start?

Where is the evidence Iran had a role in the Red Sea attack on the Saudi ship? And why would President Trump make this war his war?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or is Trump simply gaming the Congress, telling them what they want to hear, until he gets all his confirmations?

Feb 03 09:06

Farage: EU Is Showing Its True Nature Now – Genuine Anti-Americanism

Members of the European Parliament became embroiled today in a heated debate during a special session on President Trump’s travel ban.

Feb 03 09:04

Bangladesh to relocate Rohingya refugees to remote island

Authorities in Bangladesh have controversially decided to encamp tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar at a remote offshore location.

A committee comprising state officials in the coastal districts of Bangladesh has been set up to direct authorities to help identify undocumented Myanmarese refugees and relocate them to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, media reported on Monday.

“The committee will assist transferring both registered and unregistered refugees from Myanmar to Thengar Char near Hatiya Island in Noakhali district,” according to an order issued by the Cabinet Division last week.

The order says all the refugees will be relocated to Hatiya Island and required to stay there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm sorry, but it appears that, according to Bangladeshi governmental officials, these Myanmarese refugees have not been marginalized enough, from their horrific treatment in Myanmar.

Where the hell is the conscience of these officials, that these refugees cannot possibly integrate with local Bangladeshi populations?!?!? Are these people supposed to be some kind of monsters?!?

And what about the kids?!? Will they ever get a chance to achieve an education to elevate their life condition, over and above the grinding poverty to which life in this camp condemns them?!?

Feb 03 08:57

SHOCK REPORT: OBAMA MAY BE POSITIONING HIMSELF FOR MAJOR CONFRONTATION WITH TRUMP

President Trump’s controversial order banning entrance for citizens of seven countries has been rife with opposition. Former President Barack Obama is one of the ban’s latest critics.

Feb 03 08:53

Irreversible Damage - The U.S. Economy Cannot Be Repaired

As I outlined in my article 'The False Economic Narrative Will Die In 2017', the mainstream media has been carefully crafting the propaganda meme that the Trump administration is inheriting a global economy in “ascension,” when in fact, the opposite is true. Trump enters office at a time of longstanding decline and will likely witness severe and accelerated decline over the course of the next year. The signs are already present, and this fits exactly with the basis for my prediction of the Trump election win - conservative movements are indeed being set up as scapegoats for a global economic crisis that international financiers actually created.

Feb 03 08:52

Asininity From McCain "Send Weapons To Ukraine"

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling on President Trump to send lethal aid to Ukraine after attacks this week were blamed on Russia-backed rebels.

“Vladimir Putin’s violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response,” wrote McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Send McCain to Ukraine! They love songbirds over there!

Feb 03 08:51

No End in Sight for a Hawaii Volcano’s Ocean Lava Show

Off the coast of the island of Hawaii, lava is flowing into the ocean like blood from a ruptured artery. From the Kilauea volcano’s Kamokuna ocean entry, it hits the salty water and explodes. Molten rock shoots upward and outward. A steamy cloud of acid rises from below. Beneath the ocean’s surface, lava cools. Rubble forms.

Normally it stacks up, creating a rocky shelf on which the lava settles: a lava delta. But this time, the flow has continued to gush nearly 100 feet down, into the sea, for a whole month.

Feb 03 08:47

Shocking moment two men viciously attacked a Trump supporter while he walked to class in Berkeley less than 24 hours after riots forced a lockdown at the elite school

Jack Palkovic says he was wearing a 'Make America Great Again' cap and on his way to class Thursday when a white SUV slammed to a stop and two young men ran toward him.

One of the men screamed, grabbed Palkovic's hat and pummeled him before the two got back in the vehicle and tried to drive away.

An Associated Press reporter witnessed the attack. Police arrived, blocked their escape and arrested both men.

Feb 03 08:44

SOMETHING SIMPLE

The biggest "question of importance" referred to in the most revealing quote above is:
WHO GETS TO CREATE MONEY FOR A NATION? ..... ITS GOVERNMENT, INTEREST FREE, OR PRIVATE BANKING CORPORATIONS, THAT "LEND" THE MONEY TO THOSE GOVERNMENTS WITH INTEREST ATTACHED.
AND BURY US ALL IN TOTALLY UNPAYABLE DEBT.

Feb 03 08:41

Road clearing for Le Pen? Fillon's chances 'in tatters' after scandal

FRANÇOIS FILLON'S presidential dreams are "over", according to a leading French journalist following “fake job” allegations aimed at the candidate’s wife.

Feb 03 08:36

RT Intl Breaking News, Louvre attack 3 Feb

Louvre evacuated after soldier opens fire at a man.

Feb 03 08:35

Guess which major Hollywood studio has suffered a whopping $913 MILLION loss?

THE BOX OFFICE failure of major Hollywood movies like Passengers, Inferno, Arrival and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk have contributed to Sony Pictures’ epic $913 million (£730 million) loss.

Feb 03 08:34

Protest Netanyahu’s visit on 6 February

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in London to meet Theresa May on Monday 6 February. Join our protest opposite Number 10 Downing Street, between 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Over the last few weeks, Netanyahu has made clear he will ignore the UN resolution 2334 adopted last December, and regards Donald Trump’s election as US president as a green light to expand settlement construction. Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been 6,000 new settlement units announced.

Theresa May must make Netanyahu aware that Britain was serious when it supported UN resolution 2334. The resolution confirmed the illegality of Israel’s occupation and condemned settlement building as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

Feb 03 08:33

'GOOD NEWS!' Farage joyous as latest Brexit legal challenge BLOCKED by High Court

THE High Court has blocked the latest legal bid to tie the UK to the European Single Market post-Brexit.

Feb 03 08:33

David Brock confidential plan to bring down Trump

This document is an act of Sedition by David Brock and Media Matters and EVERYONE needs to now pass this on to their friends and anyone else they know so that people can be aware of where all this turmoil in America is coming from. It comes from those that put this document, and the thinking behind it, together. This individual and anyone associated with this document needs to be put in jail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sent in by a reader. Filled with the usual crap about Hillary winning the popular vote and how the Liberals have the moral high ground.

Feb 03 08:31

Work until you DROP! Ministers WILL raise retirement age to 74 - shock Treasury prediction

BRITONS in their 20s face decades of hard work ahead of them as the Treasury predicts the retirement age will rise by 10 years to 74 as the cost of living longer spirals out of control.

Feb 03 08:25

RUSSIA WARNS: Serbs, beware, plan from hell is prepared for an attack on you

Judging by the information provided by the Russian intelligence provided to our secret services, Albanians are preparing to invade the north of Kosovo, while Croats are preparing the same scenario for the western part of the Republic of Serbian(Bosnia and Hercegovina)!

In this wicked plan allegedly involved some NATO officials.

The plan is to carry out attacks in the next two weeks and at the same time, in order to prevent Serbia to react and protect their compatriots.

Their intention is to direct false motives for the attacks, but the goal is that in the next 24 hours Albanian special forces come to Jarinje, and Croatian Army Republic of Serbian cut in two!

For fear of a possible alliance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, they want as quickly as possible to implement his plan to work, because they realize that this is perhaps the last good moment to attack.

Feb 03 08:24

Uber's CEO Is Leaving Trump's Advisory Council After Facing Backlash From Customers

The #DeleteUber campaign that surfaced over the weekend after the company was accused of trying to capitalize on New York City's taxi union strike At JFK Airport while nationwide protests against Trump's executive order that banned all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries has shaken the company to its core.

Feb 03 08:24

San Bernardino Deputy Caught On Video Threatening To Create Charges

Duncan Hicks was inside the Victorville Sheriff’s Station this month to file a report.
Unsatisfied with how the receptionist and deputy were handling it, Hick’s recorded part of the incident.
“He was very disrespectful, very rude to me,” Hicks said.

Feb 03 08:20

Some 6,000 fighters from Lebanon have joined militants in Syria

More than 6,000 Lebanese and Palestinians have departed Lebanon in the last five years to join armed groups in Syria, with around 1,300 of them killed on the battlefield

Feb 03 08:18

Students At 51 Law Schools Are At Extreme Or Very High Risk Of Failing The Bar Exam

In October 2015, Law School Transparency published an investigation into falling enrollment and admissions standards at dozens of law schools. We concluded that a minority of schools made unethical admissions decisions in response to budgetary pressure.

Feb 03 08:18

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – FEBRUARY 3, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY STORMING KEY GAS FIELDS IN EASTERN HOMS

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) are storming the ISIS-held Hayyan gas fields west of Palmyra in the province of Homs. Government forces are reportedly in control of over a half of the area, but clashes are ongoing.

Feb 03 08:17

Berkeley Rioters Should be Jailed or Executed

The First Amendment clearly states that Americans have the right to peaceably assemble. Peaceful assembly permits coming together in a civil manner and promoting ideals or engaging in civil protests.

Feb 03 08:17

Netanyahu scandals reflect corruption at the heart of Israeli society

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in danger of being brought down, possibly soon, over what initially appears to be little more than an imprudent taste for Cuban cigars and pink champagne.

In truth, however, the allegations ensnaring Netanyahu reveal far more than his personal flaws or an infatuation with the high life. They shine a rare light on the corrupt nexus between Israel’s business, political and media worlds, compounded by the perverse influence of overseas Jewish money.

Of the two police investigations Netanyahu faces (there are more in the wings), the one known as Case 1000, concerning gifts from businessmen worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, is most likely to lead to his downfall.

Feb 03 08:17

Mexico Announce Boycott Of American Goods

Citizens in Mexico have a launched a massive boycott of all American goods, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Walmart following Trump’s executive order for the construction of the wall.

Feb 03 08:16

Pro-Nazi nostalgia flourishes under new Croatia government

“Nostalgia” for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.

Since the ruling coalition took power in the European Union country in January, critics say authorities have turned a blind eye – and even contributed to – concerns over a far-right right surge.

Last week, in response, angry Jewish, ethnic Serb and anti-fascist groups refused to attend a ceremony remembering tens of thousands who died at Jasenovac, the most notorious concentration camp under Croatia’s pro-Nazi Ustasha regime during World War II.

Feb 03 08:10

Patronising EU to tell Theresa May Britain will ALWAYS be JUNIOR partner after Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders are set to round on Theresa May as she tries to give reassurances the UK will be a “reliable partner” after Brexit at an informal summit in Malta today.

Feb 03 08:09

Donald Tusk orders EU leaders to make pledge to SERVE Brussels as project on brink

European Council president Donald Tusk is forcing the 27 member states, excluding the UK, to commit to “an ambitious vision” of “political consolidation” for the future.

EU leaders are meeting in Malta today, where prime minister Theresa May is expected to give an update on her plans for Brexit.

In a draft document circulated ahead of the summit, Mr Tusk acknowledges the “unprecedented external threats” facing Europe and is attempting to unite the bloc amid these pressures.

Feb 03 08:06

IMAGE AND JOKE OF THE WEEK ~~ REFUGEES RESPOND TO TRUMP

Feb 03 08:04

US Press Secretary Sean Spicer Falsely Accuses Iran Of Attacking U.S. Navy Vessel, An Act Of War – Video

The White House press corps wanted to know what being put “on notice” entailed, and Spicer responded by claiming that Iran’s government took actions against a U.S. naval vessel, which would be an act of war. “I think General Flynn was really clear yesterday that Iran has violated the Joint Resolution, that Iran’s additional hostile actions that it took against our Navy vessel are ones that we are very clear are not going to sit by and take,” he said. “I think that we will have further updates for you on those additional actions.”

Major Garrett of CBS News quietly corrected him, saying “a Saudi vessel,” and Spicer then responded almost inaudibly: “Sorry, thank you, yes a Saudi vessel. Yes, that’s right.” He did not in any way address his false claim that it was an Iranian attack, however.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very bad sign. Maybe. More on today's radio show.

Feb 03 07:58

'Germany, not Donald Trump, is biggest threat to the EU'

We were told Germany would never be allowed to rearm. They now have got 300,000-400,000 men and arms, and they are now moving tanks into Lithuania. Why? To confront Russia. But Russia isn’t the threat, Graham Moore, political commentator, told RT.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Wednesday called US President Donald Trump one of the major external threats to the EU.

Feb 03 07:57

Apple missed deadline for multi-billion euro tax payment to Ireland

American tech giant Apple has not paid all the €13 billion ($13.9 billion) owed to Ireland for receiving illegal tax benefits despite passing the deadline, according to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager.

Feb 03 07:57

Pence, German FM Agree on NATO’s 'Centrality' in Ensuring Security in Europe

US Vice President Mike Pence and German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel have agreed to boost bilateral ties and work through NATO to ensure European security, the White House said in a readout on Thursday.

Feb 03 07:55

As Taliban Depends More on Heroin, Anti-Cultivation Efforts Plummet

Efforts to eradicate opium in Afghanistan dropped by nearly 90 percent last year

Feb 03 07:52

At least 2 high level Secret Service agents were forcibly removed from the grounds of the White House for security reasons.

Anyone thinking they might 'JFK' The Donald, wake up and smell the Cheetos.

If you're in the vicinity of Washington DC, and you hear a 'giant sucking sound', that's not our jobs going to Mexico à la Ross Perot's warning about NAFTA back in the 90's, it's the Old World Order apparatchik being evicted from the halls of power, as President The Donald makes good on his campaign pledge to 'drain the swamp'.

Feb 03 07:46

David Seaman: "DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS: Time To Boycott Hollywood, All Year Long!"

Hollywood and Starbucks: you have invoked the wrath of the silent majority. You will be our first target- using compassionate, legal, non-violent boycotts we are going to drain you propagandists and globalist hacks dry. MAGA!

Feb 03 07:45

Palestinians sue Trump adviser, Netanyahu for terrorism

A group of US citizens and Palestinian nationals is suing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and key members of US President Donald Trump’s administration for perpetrating and enabling war crimes.

Their lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, alleges a money laundering scheme that involves the US defendants raising charitable donations to send to Israeli government leaders.

Based on the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Torts Statute, the complaint alleges that the Israeli officials use the money to fund settlements and violent extremism in the occupied West Bank, which the complaint identifies as “international terrorism.”

Feb 03 07:45

Britain should apologize for Balfour Declaration, says Christian group

The statement also condemns Christian Zionism “as a distortion of the Christian faith in its abuse of scripture to oppress Palestinian people.”

Feb 03 07:44

School Librarian Helps Grounded Student Prove Her Innocence Using Google Docs

Whenever you think of school librarians, you generally don't think of someone who's necessarily an ally. They're always telling you to be quiet, or rolling their eyes at your book selections, or stopping you from shooting dice in the old encyclopedia section.

Feb 03 07:44

NATO Warning to Russia German Panzergrenadier Battalion Deploys Next Door to Russia 2017

Feb 03 07:42

This Bus Driver Broke Protocol To Bring Two Stray Dogs On Board During A Massive Thunderstorm

Getting caught in a thunderstorm without cover sucks, but most of us can dive into the taxi, store, or anywhere else that would provide refuge from the rain with relative ease.

Feb 03 07:01

Judge rules local authority can forcibly vaccinate baby boy despite his mother's objections

A local authority has been granted permission by a top judge to forcibly vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother's wishes.

The mum objected to her child receiving the jabs because she said her older children had had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past.

Feb 03 06:09

Before we panic about Trump, see the Left’s past warnings

Summary: The Republic stands on the verge of destruction, again, as a new age of Leftist doomsterism begins. Before again credulously believing and panicking, let’s look at the Left’s past warnings. That should guide our response.

Feb 03 05:46

A GOOD AMERICAN: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BILL BINNEY, AN NSA WHISTLEBLOWER WHO SAYS 9/11 COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

In "A Good American," a new documentary that goes into widespread release today, director Freidrich Moser tells Binney's story from his early days as an intelligence analyst during the Vietnam War to his service as a codebreaker during the Cold War to his visionary program for conducting electronic surveillance with an emphasis on privacy and the rule of law. Binney and his fellow whistleblowers tell the story of how General Michael Hayden, then head of the NSA, sidelined their proposals in favor of a multibillion-dollar boondoggle called Trailblazer, which collapsed without ever shipping -- and how Hayden and his team refused to allow NSA analysts to work in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, literally locking them out of the building while they plotted ways to shift the blame for intelligence failures and use the attacks to build private, well-funded permanent civil service empires.

Feb 03 04:13

Sean Spicer Fields Questions On Easing Russian Sanctions! Freedom Of Speech And Terrorists Threats!

Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefed reporters at the White House and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including one on whether the U.S. is now easing sanctions on Russia to allow U.S. companies to do business with the Russian security service.

Feb 03 04:01

General Petraeus Warns ‘New World Order’ Is Collapsing

Former CIA director General David Petraeus has warned that the “New World Order” is under threat of total collapse.

Feb 03 03:36

EU Demands Ireland Collect €13bn from Apple

The European Commission is demanding that Apple pay Ireland €13bn in back taxes.

Feb 03 03:22

Avdeevka in the sights of Ukrainian propaganda war

I just finished having a long conversation with my friends in Donetsk. I also managed to Skype with residents of Avdeevka who just today managed to leave the city. In summary, I’ve received information on the situation in Avdeevka (a satellite city of Donetsk under the control of Ukrainian armed forces since the beginning of the conflict) and other cities of the Donetsk People’s Republic...

Feb 03 02:09

OSCE observers fraternize with Ukrainian tankers using residential Avdeevka as human shields

Yesterday the residents of Avdeyevka shared photos and videos taken in the afternoon showing OSCE observers having a sympathetic discussion with Ukrainian soldiers near the Ukrainian army tanks that were in the middle of the residential area, at Number 20 Molodyozhnaya Street. While the deputy head of the OSCE mission, Alexander Hug, is trying to have the ceasefire respected (which allowed the repair work of the water treatment plant to take place and to restart), his subordinates in territory controlled by the Ukrainian army protect the Nazis who used artillery and tanks from the dwellings of Avdeyevka to fire on the cities of Donetsk, Makeyevka and Yasinovataya. All this gives the impression that some representatives of the OSCE are trying to aggravate the situation by informing the Ukrainian army of the best places and times to shoot, to reach vital infrastructures, or prevent repairs from taking place.

Feb 03 02:00

Scientists not allowed to land on sub-Antarctic island

Australian authorities did not permit a Russian scientific mission on board the The Academician Treshnikov scientific vessel to make a landing on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring of Russia (Roshydromet) said. "It was planned to make a landing the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, but, unfortunately, the Australian side did not issue the required permits, although scientists from this state actively participate in this expedition," said Alexander Makarov, the deputy head of Roshydromet’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, the ship's owner, earlier said it was the first expedition of this kind. "It is the first round-the world scientific expedition, which will go round the Antarctic to visit the main sub-Antarctic islands," the institute’s press service said.

Feb 03 01:41

Kiev forces launch heavy shelling of southern Donetsk republic’s village

Ukraine’s forces began heavy shelling of the Leninskoye village in the south of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic early on Friday, an acting head of the local administration said. "The Ukrainian military have been shelling Leninskoye for around 40 minutes already," Anatoly Yanovsky told the Donetsk News Agency, adding that no casualties have been reported. Three houses in the village, located in the Novoazovsky district, were damaged on Thursday evening, he added. Late on Thursday, the Ukrainian forces opened fire at the territory of Donetsk from 152mm caliber artillery weapons and the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems. Two civilians were killed and 13 others were wounded during the shellings of the Kalininsky district in the city. Another person was wounded in the Kievsky district of Donetsk.

Feb 03 01:37

Kiev troops shell Russian observers near Yasinovataya

The Kiev troops shelled two Russian observation points of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) near Yasinovataya late on Thursday, said Maj. Gen. Albert Budyshkin, who heads the the Russian mission to the JCCC. "Yet again, the "Yasinovataya" and "Bezymennoye" JCCC observer groups were shelled," he was quoted as saying by the Donetsk News Agency. "The shelling was conducted with the use of 152-mm field guns and mortars. In both cases, the observers had to take shelter in basements." He said the Yasinovataya observation point was shelled four times this week, including from multiple launch rocket systems. Recently, a group of observers from the JCCC and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, led by OSCE SMM deputy chief Alexander Hug, was shelled by Ukrainian troops in Yasinovataya.

Feb 03 01:36

UN reports ‘heavy losses’ among Kiev troops, militia in Avdeyevka

The clashes near eastern Ukraine’s Avdeyevka resulted in "heavy losses" on both sides, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the UN Security Council. He said the organization received "reports of civilian casualties, including at least four deaths since the escalation on 28 January, and heavy losses among the combatants on both sides." The UN also received reports about the "recorded damage to civilian houses and a school" in populated areas of Avdeyevka, which raise "serious concerns about possible violations of international humanitarian law by all sides." "There are now reports of clashes that are directly endangering civilian crossing points, residential areas and crucial civilian infrastructure, such as water purification plants and delivery systems, power lines and heating supply lines," Feltman said... In the past few days, the situation along the line of contact has deteriorated drastically.

Feb 03 01:33

Sanctions should remain until Crimea returns to Ukraine — US Diplomat

The United States should keep its anti-Russian sanctions in place as long as Crimea remains a part of Russia, Washington’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council. "Crimea is a part of Ukraine," she said. "Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine." She added that her country was seeking to improve relations with Moscow, at the same time asserting that Crima’s reunification with Russia was "aggression," "occupation" and "military intervention."

Feb 03 00:08

Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements

Mike was right! Trump is getting fed up with their high handedness!

WASHINGTON – The White House warned Israel on Thursday to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post.

For the first time, the administration confirmed that Trump is committed to a comprehensive two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict negotiated between the parties.

February 2, 2017

Feb 02 21:31

Nordstrom to Drop Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Line, but Says It’s Not Political

Nordstrom didn’t say whether the decision to stop buying the brand was permanent, only that they make buying decisions each season.

Feb 02 21:12

The BBC's 'WTC 7 Collapsed At 4:54 p.m.' Videos

"We've had such terrible loss of credibility, maybe the smartest thing to do is, bury it. And so we made that decision to bury, and then we watched the videos, disappear."

Feb 02 20:41

Former NIST Employee Speaks Out with LTE in Europhysics News

Lo and behold, on page 43 is a startling and extraordinary letter to the editor by a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Peter Michael Ketcham, who worked at NIST from 1997 until 2011.

In his letter, Mr. Ketcham makes it clear that he did not contribute to NIST’s World Trade Center investigation. In fact, it wasn't until last August that he began reading the NIST WTC reports and watching documentaries challenging NIST’s findings. The more he investigated, he writes, “the more it became apparent that NIST had reached a predetermined conclusion by ignoring, dismissing, and denying the evidence.”

Mr. Ketcham closes his stunning 500-word rebuke by calling upon NIST to “blow the whistle on itself now” before awareness of the “disconnect between the NIST WTC reports and logical reasoning” grows exponentially.

Feb 02 20:07

NEW BREXIT BATTLE: Theresa May faces FRESH legal challenge with claim over single market

A FRESH legal challenge against Theresa May’s Brexit plans is being launched at the High Court with a judge being told MPs must vote on leaving the European Economic Area (EAA).

The Single Market Justice Campaign says Britain joined the EEA separately from the EU - with a law in Parliament - and can therefore only leave if MPs pass another law.

If the judge agrees, the Prime Minister will have to ask the Commons to agree to triggering Article 127 of the EEA Treaty, which gives notice of the UK’s intention to leave.

Feb 02 18:39

There isn't a "Muslim Ban"

Feb 02 18:36

LIVE VIDEO STREAM --- They are at it again: As Gavin McInnes arrives, #NYU crowd breaks into shoving and punches.

Video of #punches being #thrown as #Gavin enters #NYU #Sound of #glass #breaking. #Leading to #arrests.

Feb 02 18:26

The Truth About the Berkeley Riot

Feb 02 18:21

UK Government Reveals Strategy For Leaving EU

The British government has formally published the details of its strategy for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

The 77-page “white Paper” was published Thursday, a day after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to trigger the Brexit process.

Feb 02 18:04

British Hackers, Spies & Whistleblowers Could Face 14yrs In Prison Under New Proposals

British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act.

According to the Telegraph, anyone distributing “sensitive information” about the British government, military, or economy could be jailed for more than a decade under new proposals by the Law Commission.

Feb 02 18:03

US House Speaker Says He Backs More Sanctions Against Iran

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan says he would support additional sanctions on Iran over Tehran’s recent missile tests.

“I would be in favor of additional sanctions on Iran,” Ryan told reporters on Thursday at a weekly press conference.

“We need to have a tough-on-Iran policy … We should stop appeasing Iran.”

Feb 02 17:57

TEAM OF ROBOTICISTS UNVEIL BAT BOT, THE WORLD’S FIRST FLYING ROBOT BAT

A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS HAS JUST BUILT THE FIRST ROBOT THAT LOOKS AND FLIES LIKE A BAT. THEY NAMED IT, OF COURSE, BAT BOT.

Feb 02 17:53

GoPro lost $373 million during its awful 2016

Feb 02 17:47

Another Schneider vuln: Plaintext passwords on client-side RAM resolved

Schneider Electric has issued a patch for its StruxureWare Data Center Expert industrial control kit following the discovery of a flaw that could allow remote access to unencrypted passwords.

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"A hacker could use this flaw to penetrate the internal network at a data centre, obtain confidential information, or even cause physical harm," said Ilya Karpov, head of the ICS Research and Audit Unit at Positive Technologies. "A vulnerability such as this threatens the functioning of critical systems on which data centres depend: video surveillance, fire suppression, backup generators and generator control units, switches, pumps, UPS systems, and precision cooling."

Fortunately, Schneider Electric has developed an update that resolves the vulnerability, rated 7.6 on the CVSS v3 scale. The vendor is urging its customers to upgrade all installations of StruxureWare Data Center Expert to version 7.4.

Feb 02 17:44

'Webroot made my PCs s*** the bed' – AV update borks biz machines hard

Workaround is to disable the thing – no fix just yet for unlucky corps hit

Feb 02 17:42

2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

'AND WE MAY NEVER MAKE A PROFIT,' laughs photo-spaff app maker all way to the bank

Feb 02 17:37

Middle-aged adults who take more than 5 pills a day are 3 times more likely to become frail - increasing their risk of falls, disability and even death

Taking more than five prescription tablets a day causes pensioners to become frail, new research suggests.

While consuming more than 10 doubles an elderly person's risk of falls, disability and even death within three years, scientists claim.

Mixing numerous medications causes pensioners to become prematurely weak as they affect the body's ability to function.

Experts say the practice, known as polypharmacy, actually causes all of the drugs to negatively interact with each other.

Feb 02 17:34

Laundry pods are poisoning our kids: 30-fold increase in children burned by the capsules since 2012 - because new designs look tastier and tastier

Researchers found the detergent pacs have caused a 30-fold increase among preschool-aged kids when it comes to chemical eye burns.

The pods were first introduced to the market in 2012, and wide-spread use was adopted due to their being marketed as a more convenient way to do laundry.

But scientists say that the products' packaging and candy-like appearance have resulted in scores of children playing with, and even ingesting, them.

Feb 02 17:28

Cold and flu remedies TRIPLE your risk of having a heart attack, study finds

Researchers analysed claims data from nearly 10,000 patients who were hospitalised for a heart attack over a seven-year period in Taiwan.

The goal was to investigate whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) had an effect on the risk of a heart attack.

While acute respiratory infections, such as a cold or flu, were also monitored in the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The results showed that using oral painkillers during a respiratory infection saw a 3.4-fold heart attack risk.

While that jumped to 7.2 when patients were given the drugs via a hospital drip, according to the researchers.

Conversely, when patients had an infection but didn't take NSAIDs their risk was 2.7 times greater than a healthy person.

However, that fell to 1.5 when they took the drugs while infection-free.

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