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April 4, 2017

Apr 04 15:03

Fake News: CNN refuses to acknowledge Susan Rice controversy

Reports this week that Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice may have had a hand in “unmasking” members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team in classified documents exploded this week. Despite the reports being taken seriously by members of Congress, multiple news outlets and the president, CNN says there’s nothing to report.

Apr 04 15:02

Who Was Behind The St. Petersburg Bombing And What Was The Motive?

By Brandon Turbeville

It has now been a day after the attacks in St. Petersburg and the Western world is once again showing their hand as a result of their callous, stern responses. These public responses stand in direct contrast to their grandstanding and expressions of “solidarity” with any Western nation or Israel when a terrorist attack takes place or, more realistically, is allowed or directed to happen by Western governments...

Apr 04 14:50

Rand Paul ‘Very Optimistic’ About Repealing Obamacare After Golfing With Trump

President Donald Trump golfed with Sen. Rand Paul this afternoon, together with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

“We had a great day with the president. Played some golf, and we talked and we talked about a little bit of health care,” Paul told reporters after the game. “I continue to be very optimistic that we are getting closer and closer to an agreement on repealing Obamacare.”



Apr 04 14:49

5 Suspects Charged After 20 People Brutally Attack Teenage Asylum Seeker

Five people have been charged with a brutal attack on a 17-year-old asylum seeker in Croydon, south London.

They will appear before the Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Apr 04 14:33

Chaffetz Vows to Continue Pursuit of Obama-era Corruption

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) discuss their continuing efforts to unearth Obama-era corruption.

Apr 04 14:31

When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls

For too long now, the American people have been persuaded to barter their freedoms for phantom promises of security and, in the process, have rationalized turning a blind eye to all manner of government wrongdoing—asset forfeiture schemes, corruption, surveillance, endless wars, SWAT team raids, militarized police, profit-driven private prisons, and so on—because they were the so-called lesser of two evils. -- No matter how you rationalize it, the lesser of two evils is still evil.



Apr 04 14:24

Turkey Dismisses 45 More Judges, Prosecutors in Post-Coup Purge

Since July 15, at least 113,000 people have been suspended or sacked from their public sector roles, or detained in connection with the group accused of trying to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, New Arab reported. Ankara has accused US-based opposition leader Fethullah Gulen with ordering the attempted putsch, claims he strongly denies. According to the Hurriyet daily, over 4,000 prosecutors and judges have been dismissed over alleged links to Gulen's Islamic movement since July. Those suspended in the latest round by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) include the three judges who ordered the release of 21 suspects in a trial of Gulen's "media structure" last week, state-run news agency Anadolu said. The HSYK is a key judicial council that appoints and removes personnel in the judiciary. Hours after the order on Friday, the suspects were not released because the ruling was challenged and new arrest warrants were issued, Anadolu reported.

Apr 04 14:22

Over 250 Turks with Official Passports Request Asylum in Germany

Turkish media said Germany has received a total of 262 asylum requests from Turkish citizens who have worked as diplomats or soldiers. Germany's interior ministry said that 151 of the applications came from diplomatic passport holders, while the remainder came from people holding passports issued to government employees and their dependents, Hurriyet Daily News reported. German newspaper Der Spiegel said the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had not yet made a decision regarding the applications. The news comes amidst a bitter political row between Germany and Turkey. Meanwhile, Turkey has enforced an unprecedented crackdown on public servants, dissidents, journalists, and academics in the wake of an attempted coup last July.



Apr 04 14:20

90 Percent of Displaced Residents Return back to Eastern Mosul

“90 percent of the displaced civilians returned back to Eastern Mosul. Social and security stability is obvious there,” said the governor’s technical adviser, Abdel Sattar Habbou, Iraqi News reported. “Basic services like electricity, drinking water and schools returned back to normal in the city. Other services will be provided when funds are available for reconstruction of freed regions,” he added. “Liberated buildings in West of Mosul will come into service, in case funds are allocated by the federal government and international donors”. ISIL militants have both shot at and executed civilians attempting to flee areas under their control, according to aid groups and security officials who also said that civilians are being used as human shields. The existence of civilians at battlefields has been one reason behind the slowdown of operations at some stages.

Apr 04 14:19

Israel Starts Exporting Palestine’s Gas to EU

Reports revealed Israel has signed a $4 bn agreement to sell the gas extracted from the Palestinian seashore to the European Union. The installed pipeline will transfer the gas from the occupied Palestinian seashore to the EU states passing through Cyprus, Greece and Italy and will rival the Russian gas which passes through Turkey into Southern Europe, Al Manar reported. Lebanon also will be affected by the Israeli-EU agreement which will deprive the country from a major market to sell its gas resources. Oil exploration in Lebanon is scheduled to start soon in order to protect the Lebanese resources from any Zionist infringement and to find suitable markets for the country’s production.

Apr 04 14:17

San Fran Politician Considers Legislation To Tax Robots



Apr 04 14:07

THEY’RE CRIMINALS! NEW EVIDENCE COULD CONVICT OBAMA AND RICE IN PHONY TRUMP-RUSSIA ‘SCANDAL’

Do you suspect that the noise over Trump campaign contacts with the Russians is just a political hit arranged by Obama insiders before they left? You got fresh evidence of that Monday, with news that then-national security adviser Susan Rice was behind the “unmasking” of Trumpites in transcripts of calls with Russian officials.

Apr 04 14:04

Attackers Of Iranian Teenager Appear In UK Court

Five British youths have appeared in a court over a brutal assault that left an Iranian teenager with a broken skull and a blood clot on his brain.

Daryl Davis, 20, Danyelle Davis, 24, Barry Potts, 20, George Walder, 20, and Jack Walder, 24, appeared in Croydon magistrate court on Monday after being charged with violent disorder.

Apr 04 14:03

Silence Is Not An Option: Rev. Barber On Dr. King’s Historic “Beyond Vietnam” Speech 50 Years Later

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking speech against the Vietnam War.

Apr 04 13:59

VIDEO: Ex-Obama Staffer Who Urged Spying On Trump Predicted ‘Quick’ Impeachment Weeks Before Election

Speaking at a conference two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama administration official, predicted that if Donald Trump won the presidency he would “be impeached pretty quickly or somebody else would have to take over government,” Breitbart News has found.



Apr 04 13:54

Reviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria

Here it comes again. As the enemies of peace continue to pressure a new US President into deeper war commitments overseas, and as Washington’s Deep State work relentlessly opposing Russian moves in Syria at every turn, the war drums have started again – beating harder than ever now, clamouring for a new US-led attack on Syria. This morning we saw a familiar theme emerge, and just in time to provide a convenient backdrop to this week’s Brussels ‘Peace Talks’ and conference on “Syria’s Future”.

The US-led ‘Coalition’ prepares to make its end-run into Syria to ‘Retake Raqqa,’ and impose its Safe Zones in order to partition Syria, more media demonization of Syrian government appears to be needed by the West.

Apr 04 13:52

DNA testing needed to identify 4 casualties of St. Petersburg metro terror attack

The Investigative Committee of Russia published a list of the victims at its website. Identities of ten people have been established to date. "Visual identification of another four dead appears to be impossible and that’s why DNA testing is required," the report said.

Apr 04 13:46

House Intel Panel Asks Susan Rice To Testify

will she plead the Fifth?



Apr 04 13:46

Transnistria asks Russia to recognize documents it issues to its citizens

The unrecognized republic of Transnistria has asked Russia to officially recognize documents it issues to its citizens, according to a resolution passed on Tuesday by the republic’s Supreme Council, or legislature. The Council held hearings on Russia’s present-day policy towards compatriots living in Transnistria. The hearings were attended by members of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Artyom Turov and Alexei Silanov. "We adopted a resolution where we ask Russia to recognize documents issued by the Transnistrian Republic," parliament speaker Alexander Shcherba told journalists. Apart from that, in his words, the resolutions informs Russia’s leadership about Moldova’s and Ukraine’s preparations for the deployment of a joint border checkpoint at the Transnistrian border section and about "politically-motivated efforts to squeeze the Moldovan State District Power Plant owned by Russia’s RAO UES of Russia from Moldova’s energy market.

Apr 04 13:45

AG Sessions Requests Delay In Baltimore Police Reform

The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge for more time to review the Baltimore Police Department as part of its relationship with local law enforcement under President Donald Trump’s new policies.

On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion requesting a 90-day pause to “review and assess” a proposed agreement to reform the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).

Apr 04 13:41

Rice SPYING and UNMASKING Trump for Obama -- by Rush Limbaugh



Apr 04 13:29

Obama officials caught red-handed in most explosive abuse of power in U.S. history… bigger than Watergate… is Susan Rice going to prison?

This is ten times bigger than Watergate… and it will likely see high-level Obama officials spending years in prison.

The #SurveillanceGate story is blowing up all over the Democrats today as it is now revealed that Susan Rice, Obama’s former national security advisor, was part of a massive criminal conspiracy to surveil and “unmask” President Trump campaign officials in an effort destroy Trump’s chances of either winning the election or governing after achieving office.

The Daily Caller is now reporting that Susan Rice ordered spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” with unmasked names and identities of Trump Team officials. This is a felony crime and a gross abuse of power at the highest levels, dwarfing the Nixon-era Watergate scandal.

Apr 04 13:21

Video: Rice Squirms When Asked If Willing to Testify to Congress

New video shows Rice squirming in her seat
and acting nervous when asked if she'd be
willing to testify in front of congress.

Apr 04 13:19

U.S. Out of Korea

The future is dictated by the corruption and collapse of the government. Trump and BREXIT were merely the effect of symptoms of the decay in government. We are past the point of no return. There is no going back. The storm of political change is upon us. The cards have been dealt. It’s time to turn them over one at a time. No one will be able to fix or stop this trend. Since World War II, politicians have ruled only for their self-interest. They have made promises that will never be kept and far too many people have believed in them. The system is just not sustainable.

Apr 04 13:02

Seeing your own reflection is triggering now.

A high school has done away with mirrors in its girls' bathroom

and substituted signs of affirmation

Apr 04 12:57

Poll: Majority of California Voters Don’t Want Feinstein to Run for Reelection in 2018

responses show that California voters want a new senator.

Apr 04 12:57

2,070 Refugees Arrived In U.S. In March; 54% Drop From February

The number of refugees admitted to the United States dropped in March to its lowest monthly tally of the current fiscal year, even as the implementation of President Trump’s latest immigration executive order continues to be held up by federal courts.

Apr 04 12:53

FLASHBACK 2013 - U.N. Has Gathered Testimony Indicating That Syrian Rebels Have Used Sarin Gas, Says Investigator

U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

Apr 04 12:47

GNU Operating System

GNU is an operating system that is free software—that is, it respects users' freedom. The development of GNU made it possible to use a computer without software that would trample your freedom.

Apr 04 12:43

UK Sends Troops To Train Jordanian Military As Theresa May Begins Middle East Charm Offensive

British troops will be deployed to Jordan to train local forces in bombing tactics. The announcement comes as UK Prime Minister Theresa May begins a diplomatic tour of the Middle East to shore up alliances ahead of Brexit.

Apr 04 12:42

US Won’t Accept Assad Participating In Elections: Haley

In a departure from earlier official statements, the United States has said it cannot accept Syrian President Bashar al-Assad running in future elections.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made the remarks during a news conference held on Monday at UN headquarters in New York City to mark the US presidency of the UN Security Council for April.

Apr 04 12:41

Indiana’s Abortion Ultrasound Mandate Blocked By Federal Judge

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana state law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion, finding that it creates “clearly undue” burdens on women and is unconstitutional.

Apr 04 12:34

Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal

Her interest was not in national security but to advance the political interests of the Democratic party.

The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations.

Remember that.

Apr 04 12:33

Video: North Carolina Claims It Repealed HB 2, But LGBTQ Activists Say New Law May Be Just As Dangerous

Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the anti-LGBT law HB 2, known as the “bathroom bill.”

Apr 04 12:32

House Votes To Label North Korea As State Sponsor Of Terror

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to label North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism Monday amid rising tensions over the nation’s nuclear weapons program.

Apr 04 12:18

Asked If She Would Testify, Susan Rice Freezes Up, Stammers, Then Changes Subject to Russia

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Susan Rice on Tuesday if she would testify before congress as Rand Paul requested, Rice responded by freezing up, stammering and then changing the subject to Russia.

Apr 04 12:18

Record Number Of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship, And It’s Not Because Of Trump

These men and women aren’t running away in droves because of our new commander in chief. Instead, they are fleeing thanks to America’s bizarre tax laws.

Apr 04 12:13

Illegal immigration down 67 percent under Trump

Illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border has continued to fall under President Trump, dropping 67 percent through the end of March, the former border commissioner told Congress on Tuesday.

Apr 04 12:12

Visualizing the Flow of Asylum Seekers Into the Industrialized World

Based on data from the UN Refugee Agency, approximately 4.4 million asylum applications were submitted to 44 industrialized countries between 2013 and 2016. The map below shows the flow of these asylum seekers from their country of origin to the country in which they applied for asylum. Each point represents 500 asylum seekers.

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Apr 04 12:11

Fresh evidence the Russia ‘scandal’ is a Team Obama operation

Rice certainly wasn’t politically naive about the political uses of intelligence information. She was, after all, the Obama official who famously made the rounds spouting the false “Our intel says it was about the video” line on the Benghazi attack back during the 2012 campaign.

Apr 04 12:07

Elizabeth Warren’s Female Staffers Make 71% of Male Staffers’ Salaries

, according to the analysis of publicly available Senate data.

Apr 04 12:07

Liberals Now Believe The Deep State Are ‘Good Guys’

Hillary Clinton supporting liberals now trust the Deep State, claiming that agencies such as the FBI and CIA are the “good guys.”

Apr 04 12:06

Penny-Pinching Germans Won't Cough up 70 Billion Euros For US Crusade Against Imaginary Threat

Speaking to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Brussels, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Washington is deluded if it thinks that Germany would fork out more money to defend against a threat that doesn't really exist. Germany might cry wet crocodile tears about the dangers of Expansionist Russia, but rearmament is not happening: Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was neither "reachable nor desirable" for Germany to spend the agreed NATO target of two percent of member states' economic output on defense. NATO allies have until 2024 to do that. "Two percent would mean military expenses of some 70 billion euros. I don't know any German politician who would claim that is reachable nor desirable," Gabriel told the first meeting of NATO foreign ministers attended by Tillerson.

Apr 04 12:04

Judge Napolitano on Susan Rice: She committed espionage

Napolitano: If Bush had done this to Obama, the political earthquake would still be palpable today.

Apr 04 11:44

US Launched 20 Airstrikes In Yemen Since Late February: Pentagon

The United States military claims that it has launched 20 airstrike against terrorist positions in war ravaged Yemen since February 28.

The Pentagon vowed Monday to continue the fight as the impoverished country continued suffering from a massive aerial aggression by neighboring Saudi Arabia, backed by a number of African and Persian Gulf Arab states.

Apr 04 11:43

Proposed #CollegeForAll Plan Would Tax Wall Street To Destroy Student Debt Crisis

In a progressive push-back to the Trump administration’s right-wing agenda—and amid rising inequality—Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday unveiled their legislative plan for tuition-free public colleges to lift the burden of “crushing debt.”

Apr 04 11:42

Save the date! 29 April - more anti-Putin protests planned

On 29 April, Russia is set to witness another wave of unsanctioned protests "against corruption" and the current government as a whole. In the week of March 26th, Western media-darling Mr. Navalny held a series of opposition protests, largely aimed at tearing down Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister. In the upcoming series, the campaign targets the country's President, Vladmir Putin. It is being organised by "Open Russia" NGO, which is headed by none other than Mikhail Khodorkovsky - an oligarch who in the 1990s robbed the Russian people via 'venture capitalist' loopholes, served time for his crimes, and run away to the West to complain about it...

Apr 04 11:40

No Evidence That Khan Sheikhoun Gas Attack Resulted From Aerial Bombardment

The news of the incident were allegedly forwarded by the controversial White Helmets and the Syrian Observatory for Human Right. Both NGOs are notorious for their association with the terrorist groups... The village of Khan Shaikhoun itself is located on the administrative border between the provinces of Hama and Idlib. The notorious organisation White Helmets published photo and video material, claiming that gas attack caused deaths of more than 50 civilians, mostly adolescents due to suffocation from chemical substances that were “fired from the air”, while blaming the Russian and Syrian Air Force. However, it failed to provide evidence that the gas attack was the result of an aerial bombardment. In the meantime, the Turkish government closed the Bab Al Hama border crossing, thus refusing ambulances, coming from the direction of Khan Sheikhoun, to enter Turkish territory.

Apr 04 11:33

Popov: St. Petersburg terror is part of Western plan to remove Putin

ISIS, the main Islamist organization on the planet, has not claimed responsibility for this terrorist attack. Perhaps something will change and we still have yet to hear of an Islamist trace. Nevertheless, we regard the terrorist attack of April 3rd to be preparation for disrupting the presidential elections scheduled for March 18, 2018. This conclusion is based on the many oddities of this terrorist act. Perhaps it really was carried out by a Kyrgyzstan native, but is an Islamist internationale the one that ordered this crime? The history of international terrorism is full of examples where fanatical killers or suicide-bombers were “shadily” used by governments’ intelligence services or, on the contrary, those ordering terrorist acts were covered under the veil of Islamic terrorism (recall September 11th, 2001). But the most important point allowing the version of an Islamist terrorist attack to be regarded skeptically is something else.

Apr 04 11:31

Trump says government can 'work with' illegal immigrants ...

(*...if they join the military , and serve honorably , they get amnesty .)

Apr 04 11:29

Marine Le Pen: Citizens Worldwide Are ‘Waking Up’ To The Illuminati

French presidential favorite Marine Le Pen claims the elites are “panicking” due to the fact that citizens around the world are finally “waking up” to their evil ways.

Apr 04 11:26

Pentagon - and Daesh - Target Iran

CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel channeled his full Dr. Strangelove in front of the US House Armed Services Committee this past Wednesday.

Iran 'Precedent' for Middle East Countries 'Imposing Sanctions Against US'
"We need to look at opportunities where we can disrupt [Iran] through military means or other means."

As Orwellian as our times may be, this still ranks as a declaration of war. With the inbuilt consequence of smashing to bits the UN nuclear deal struck with Iran in the summer of 2015.

The easy way out would be to characterize this juvenile mobster-style outburst as brought to you by the House of Saud petrodollar fund.

Or to be reminded that Joseph Strangelove was addressing the very same crowd who despite acronym-laden 17 multibillion dollar intel agencies telling them over and over, via National Intelligence assessments, that Iran did not have, and was not planning to have, nuclear weapons, still mightily denounced Iran's "nuclear threat."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

According to the IAEA, which has been inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities, as of March of this year, they have been abiding by the terms of the P5+1 deal.

Iran abiding by the P5 +1 deal, one year on.

And in terms of Putin meeting Rouhani, Putin chose the venue for his meeting with Rouhani very carefully; the place of this meeting, one of the most beautiful palaces in Moscow, was to send a very public message.

Images: Grand Kremlin Palace

Any attack against Iran will be construed as an attack against Russia.

And any jihadis attempting to destabilize Iran will meet the same fate as did those in Syria, who got killed and clobbered by a combination of Syrian/Russian military might.

Apr 04 11:25

Syrian government troops destroy terrorists’ chemical weapons depot in Idlib

The Syrian government troops have destroyed a terrorists’ chemical weapons depot in the town of Khan Shekhoun in the northwestern province of Idlib, the Al-Masdar web portal reported on Tuesday, citing a source in Syria’s armed forces. As a spokesman for the Syrian government troops said, the operation involved Sukhoi Su-22 fighter bombers that cannot carry chemical weapons. The news agency Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that an air strike by Syrian or Russian jets had allegedly killed 58 people, including 11 children. As Reuters said, the air strike could have been carried out by the Syrian government forces in a suspected gas attack. The Syrian army denied any allegations, saying "it is not using and has not used any chemical weapons."
Syrian Defense Ministry places responsibility for chemical attacks in Idlib on terrorists http://tass.com/world/939375

Apr 04 11:24

Susan Rice ordered unmasking of Trump team in intel, Bloomberg View reports

Susan Rice, who Newsweek once described as former President Barack Obama’s “right-hand woman,” was at the center of unmasking Trump administration officials, a new report concludes.

Eli Lake, who broke the story for Bloomberg View, wrote on Monday morning: “White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

“The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on ‘unmasking’ the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like ‘U.S. Person One.’

Apr 04 11:18

US demands to arrest Ukrainian VIP-officials

The US special services, and the FBI in particular, are interested in Gontareva, a well-known Ukrainian journalist Aleksandr Dubinskiy wrote on his Facebook page. The aim of investigation according to him is to hold responsible those guilty of stealing financial aid from the US and the IMF and find out where that money was transferred. In particular, all the operations of a range of banks with the Austrian Meinl and Winter are being investigated. An influential MP of the Poroshenko's party and a business partner of the President Igor Kononenko will also be tried. The US representatives demand Ukraine to create an Anti-Corruption Court which would conduct such trials promptly and impartially...

Apr 04 11:14

Russian National Guard serviceman neutralised second 1-kilo TNT bomb in St. Petersburg metro

A serviceman of the Russian National Guard (formerly known as OMON) prevented another explosion in the metro of St. Petersburg on April 3. The serviceman was on the site where the bag with the explosive device was found. The man did not wait for a team of sappers to arrive and neutralised the bomb using his knowledge of disarming explosives. Noteworthy, the bomb was equivalent to one kilo TNT. If the bomb had exploded, it would have killed a lot more civilians and law-enforcers during the evacuation of passengers from Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. Most likely, the bomb would have seriously damaged the station itself too, experts said. "The aftermath of his act is obvious: lives have been saved, many more victims have been prevented, this is the most important thing," a representative of the Russian National Guard told Pravda.Ru. The name of the serviceman who neutralised the powerful bomb has not been exposed yet.

Apr 04 11:12

St. Petersburg suicide bomber had two accomplices. Masterminds of St. Petersburg attack hide in Moscow

Earlier, representatives for the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber. The person was identified as Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in 1995, a native of the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Jalilov obtained Russian citizenship in 2011 with the help of his father, who had been working in Russia for many years. Sources from law-enforcement agencies told Pravda.Ru that the Kyrgyzstan-born suicide bomber was acting with the help of two fellow countrymen, a young man and a woman 20-22 years of age. His accomplices were put on a wanted list... Sources at security agencies of Kyrgyzstan believe that organisers of the terrorist act in St. Petersburg are currently located in Moscow, where they may work with other potential suicide bombers. http://www.pravdareport.com/news/hotspots/terror/04-04-2017/137357-pet...

Apr 04 11:10

FLASHBACK 2014 - MIT study of Ghouta chemical attack challenges US intelligence

A new MIT report is challenging the US claim that Assad forces used chemical weapons in an attack last August, highlighting that the range of the improvised rocket was way too short to have been launched from govt controlled areas.

Apr 04 11:09

The Federal Reserve Conspiracy and Rockefeller (1952) By Emanuel Josephson

“Since commerce and money are the livelihoods of nations and their peoples, the control of money is the obvious key to the control of nations and the world. …Rome’s successor the Holy Roman Empire dissimulated its interest in money and its power. This was in accord with its professed tenets of Nazarene, theistic Communism.

“Under ecclesiastic Canon Law, even profits in business transactions were decreed to be the cardinal sin and capital offense of ‘usury’ As late as the sixteenth century, one hundred businessmen were burned at the stake in Geneva, as a penalty under Church law, for making profits in their business transactions. Title to all wealth , as well as to the person and lives of all the earth, are claimed by the Church, on the ground that their ownership is divinely vested in the Pope as the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.

Apr 04 11:08

More Serious Than Problem of THAAD': US, Allies Eye Island, Upset China

"The ongoing naval drills between South Korea, the United States and Japan may add to a possible security crisis which may be even more serious than the problem of THAAD," Ko Gwonil, Chairman of the All-Korean Committee to Counter the Creation of a Naval Base on Jeju, told Sputnik Korea.

In an interview with Sputnik Korea, Ko Gwonil, Chairman of the All-Korean Committee to Counter the Creation of a Naval Base on Jeju, warned of "a much more serious security crisis than the problem of THAAD," which he said may stem from the ongoing naval drills between South Korea, the United States and Japan.
On Monday, the three countries started a combined naval exercise against North Korea's growing submarine threat, Yonhap News Agency quoted the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The establishment of the US naval base on Jeju was completed, and the port was opened, in February of last year.

But it is a point of US military power projection in Asia, which, logically, has to have China concerned.

And Gwonil is entirely correct when he states, that should there be a joint US Navy/Japanese/South Korean effort to restrict the movement of Chinese military vessels, particularly from the port in Jeju, South Korea, all hell could break loose in the region.

Apr 04 11:07

Why So Many People Believe the FBI Killed Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stood for peace and encouraged everyone to not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

The personal attacks that MLK suffered at the hands of the FBI are well documented, though they sound like conspiracy theories to the unaware.

The FBI investigation into King started as a national security issue, with the official stance of the FBI being that King was a communist sympathizer with close ties to card-carrying members of the communist party. On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated, King gave a speech in which he denounced the Vietnam War, which the FBI took as proof of his communist affiliation.

Apr 04 11:03

BREAKING: Judicial Watch obtained 695 Pages of Obama IRS scandal Documents

[First Batch of 7,000-Page Cache]

Apr 04 11:00

GOP: Obama Aide Susan Rice Should Be Arrested For Spying On Trump

A Republican lawmaker claims that Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, could be arrested following revelations she illegally unmasked members of the incoming Trump administration.

Apr 04 10:58

There have been multiple mass shootings of Americans by Muslims in America, but Muslims think THEY are the victims

They even recruited a representative of Homeland Security, paid for by American taxpayers, to talk to them about what to do about an active shooter. I wonder how many potential Muslim active shooters were in the audience?

Apr 04 10:54

2 Choke To Death In Pancake & Huge Donut Eating Contests Within 24hrs

A 20-year-old college sorority sister in Connecticut and a 42-year-old man in Colorado both choked to death within a 24-hour period after separate eating contests. One was a charity benefit involving pancakes, and the other was a huge donut challenge.

Apr 04 10:52

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

For those of you who have completely fallen in line with the thought that President Trump is the panacea to all our problems, it’s advisable that you rethink that stance. Firstly, there are interests behind the throne that are neither controlled by nor parallel to the interests of the administration. Secondly, the “transition period” is not over. It is far from over, and the lines that are developing…both of intra and inter-party dissension domestically…and the “Second Cold War” lines throughout the world…have materialized. They are beginning to solidify, and they are becoming fortified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I am seeing, looking at the world situation, is very much like that archetypal dream of witnessing a slow-motion train wreck which one is incapable of stopping, despite one's best efforts.

So the best advice I can give our readers and radio listeners is, please don't panic: plan.

This means having long-term, storable food and water with you; extra medications for yourselves and your pets; and having a bug-out kit, and plans about how to get yourself away from mass areas of panic or hurt, should it come to that.

You also need to find a way of protecting yourself and your family with which you are comfortable, because if people even suspect that you are prepping, they will want to tear down your door, and loot your supplies from you in a heartbeat.

Find like-minded friends in your community with whom you can work, and barter.

A really excellent prepper newsletter comes from a very sage lady by the name of Daisy Luther, and you will get tips for prepping, and yes, a little advertising as well. But if you are new to the concept, what she has to say can be invaluable.

Mike sees only two possible, ultimate outcomes from all that is going on; either a world war, or a complete collapse of the US economy, and a collapse of the Federal government, none of which would be pleasant scenarios through which to have to survive.

But looking at the magnitude of what is going on, survival will be the name of the game, and most probably in relatively short order.

Apr 04 10:51

BEX ALERT - Pro-ISIS Group Draws Up ‘Kill List’ Of US Targets, Threatens Trump

ISIS warlords have drawn up a hit list of more than 8,700 people urging their brain-washed followers to “kill them wherever you find them.”

The pro-Isis United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hacking group has released a video message threatening the US, President Trump, Brits and thousands of others.

Webmaster addition: The Democrats are desperate to bury the Susan Rice story and are flooding the news with all sorts of distractions; ISIS kill list, Syrian gas attack, terrorist bombings, etc. Next they'll claim they finally captured a UFO or something silly like that!

Apr 04 10:49

Youtube Boycott and Obamagate Scandal with Susan Rice unfolding

Mike Cernovich has explained that his sources for the Susan Rice story were people within Bloomberg and The New York Times, who refused to run the story in an effort to protect the Obama administration.

Apr 04 10:46

Andrea Mitchell interview Lying Liar Susan Rice--- MSNBC Video

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

full interview

Andrea Mitchell....the wife of Swamp Monster Alan Greenspan.

Apr 04 10:41

Man cited for eating pizza at SF bus stop

In addition to all the other things that are against the law, there is eating at a bus stop.
A man who bought pizza for his companion on her birthday was cited for eating pizza at a bus stop at Market and Seventh streets in San Francisco.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California has gone totally bonkers!

Apr 04 10:36

CNN's Cuomo: Susan Rice Report Is A 'Fake Scandal'

CNN's Chris Cuomo said Tuesday the bombshell report showing Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice "unmasked" the identity of Trump campaign associates who were being spied on by US intelligence agencies is a "fake scandal."

Apr 04 10:33

Why Trump’s First War Is Probably Going to Be a Conflict With North Korea

The first definite sign that the current administration was going to take a different approach to North Korea, was when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated emphatically last month that “all options are on the table.”

“Let me be very clear. The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson told reporters during a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday.

“Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” Tillerson said.

However, he went on to say that “if they (North Korea) elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then, that option’s on the table.”

He added that a “comprehensive set of capabilities” is being developed to deal with the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a third outcome this writer does not mention, and that is, to work with China to get North Korea; South Korea; China; and the US into negotiations about replacing the armistice with a true peace treaty, with the quid pro quo that North Korea would stop its nuclear weapons program.

IF major nations of the world can take away the "fear factor", which is driving Kim Jung Un's relentless moves toward guideable, nuclear missiles as a deterrent, then perhaps peace does have a chance here.

Much is riding on the meetings this weekend between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping: I hope these meetings are dedicated to positive outcomes to the mutual issues the US and China wish to resolve, and peace on the North Korean peninsula has to be darned near the top of both of their lists.

Apr 04 10:33

TRUMP CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT THE NYPD JUST DID TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK CITY!

David Gonzalez was arrested by ICE and Milton Chimborazo was inquired about by ICE and the NYPD obliged. If you remember, Bill De Blasio pledged that New York would remain a sanctuary city!

Apr 04 10:32

How the Federal Reserve is robbing us blind.

Apr 04 10:32

Media Attack Trump for Donating His First Paycheck to the National Park Service

According to the media, President Trump can do no right, even when he's giving his paycheck away.

Apr 04 10:32

Rather Than #PrayForRussia, Media Accuses Putin of False Flag

No buildings were lit up, nor were any calls to "Pray for Russia" heard after yesterday's deadly terror attack in St Petersburg.

Instead, without offering any evidence, the media is accusing Vladimir Putin of staging a false flag.

Apr 04 10:27

Flashback: America’s deadly gift: U.S. gave Saudi Arabia skin-burning white phosphorus. Questions remain about how it’s being used in Yemen

The Washington Post reported last week that a Saudi-led coalition that has waged war in Yemen for 18 months appears to be using a dangerous chemical called white phosphorus, supplied by the United States. A U.S. government official confirmed to the Post that a photo shared on social media appears to show U.S.-made white phosphorus, but did not trace it to a particular sale.

The way that this material is being used remains unclear, however. White phosphorus can be used in a nonlethal capacity to create smoke screens or signal to other troops. When used as a weapon, on the other hand, white phosphorous can burn through skin down to the bone, and essentially cannot be put out with water.

Apr 04 10:25

Flashback: Saudis Using Banned Chemical Weapons In Yemen

Witnesses and aid workers said white smoke rose from Saudi terror-bombing. Injured victims experienced suffocation, nausea and diarrhea.

Days earlier, Houthi rebels intercepted Saudi trucks carrying chemical agents.

Yemeni General Khalid al-Barayemi said they were heading for areas controlled by terrorists.

Substances seized is used for producing lethal sarin gas. Al-Barayemi believes Turkey is complicit in supplying chemical agents under the cover of humanitarian aid.

World leaders able to stop this horror support it – mindless of naked aggression harming defenseless civilians most of all.

Apr 04 10:23

Flashback: Saudi Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons against Yemen

The use of chemical weapons is another sign of an ongoing crisis in the Saudis’ camp. The Saudis believe that the more they hurt the Yemeni people, the easier it will be to defeat them but this strategy has proven to be counter-effective. Nonetheless, they are still following it in a bid to turn the course of the war to their advantage.

Although the use of chemical weapons against civilians is supposed to be a US-drawn red line, Saudi Arabia and its allies are using it freely. Amid international silence and lack of action against the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, the red lines that are allegedly drawn to protect the innocent during wartime are being crossed blindly simply because there is no world power ready to hold Riyadh accountable for its actions.

Apr 04 10:21

CHUCK TODD IS WEEPING AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP RIPPED OFF HIS MASK THIS MORNING!

Donald Trump is on a frickin’ rampage and he just went to war with the mainstream media and their fake reporting about the Russian “scandal.” Trump then attacked Chuck Todd and said, “When will sleepy eyes Chuck Todd and NBC news start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?”

Apr 04 10:21

Flashback: Chemical Weapons Used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen Kill Scores of Civilians

Saudi warplanes used toxic gas during Saturday's strikes on markets and civilian areas in Sa'ada, leaving a number of people injured and dead, Iranian media reported.

Yemeni locals said that the Saudi warplanes used prohibited weapons in their airstrikes on the Fag Attan area in Southern Sana'a on Friday.

Those who were injured during the attacks said they have been suffering from suffocation, nausea and diarrhea since the start of the attacks.

The Saudi Arabia led coalition has been attacking Yemen for 24 days now to restore power to President Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led operation has so far killed over 2655 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Apr 04 10:14

World War III nightmare scenario brewing in the East China Sea

While the world watches mounting military tensions in the South China Sea, another, more ominous situation is brewing in the East China Sea that could be the trigger point for a major war between the superpowers. At the heart of tensions are eight uninhabited islands controlled by Japan that are close to important shipping lanes, rich fishing grounds and potential oil and gas reserves. China contests Japan's claims and is escalating its military activity in Japan airspace. In response, Japan has been doubling its F-15 jet intercepts.

The situation increases the risk of an accidental confrontation — and could draw other countries, like the United States, into a conflict. It's a topic President Trump will likely bring up with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hopeful that this week's meeting between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping will calm down the tensions in the region, as well as tackle the situation with North Korea.

Neither President wants war; but at the same time, these men cannot be seen, either at home or abroad, as "losing face" as the outcome of this meeting.

Apr 04 10:08

Declining Living Standards In The U.S.; Myth Or Reality?

We often hear the economists raising the most profound questions of declining living standards in the U.S. We have analyzed this issue and here is the analysis build using various sources.

Apr 04 10:06

St Petersburg Metro bomb suspect identified as Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

Kyrgyz security service names suspect believed to have killed 11 people as Akbarzhon Jalilov.

Apr 04 10:04

Susan Rice on Surveillance: 'I Leaked Nothing to Nobody'

(*THATS A DOUBLE NEGATIVE !
in other wprds , Rice either leaked something to somebody , or Susan Rice Leaked Everything To Everybody)

Apr 04 09:58

US War Strategy: Destroy, Partition, Occupy and Control

Since the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia, US wars were waged to replace independent governments with pro-Western puppet ones.

Strategy involves destroying, partitioning, occupying and controlling one country after another.

Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo is America’s largest European military base since the Vietnam War era – established for regional control, US bases in other war theaters for the same purpose.

Washington intends a permanent military presence in all its war theaters. The Brookings Institution’s policy paper laid out a strategy for Syria, applicable for other nations America attacked, titled “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederated country.”

It’s a diabolical destroy, divide, partly occupy and control scheme – unknown to the public, unexplained by media.

Other countries America attacked face the same possible diabolical fate, part of a grand plan to redraw the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And BTW, have you heard that the US military has annexed a couple of islands which used to be part of Yemen and Oman, before the "Coalition" war against Yemen?!?

As reported on 28 January, 2012 from abovetopsecret.com (originally from Debka.com):

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.

And as elaborated upon in beforeitsnews.com, on 31 January, 2012:

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz. Socotra is situated 80 kilometers east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometers southeast of the Yemeni coastline. It lies athwart the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. A military base there is in a position to oversee the shipping moving in and out of those strategic naval waterways. Lushly verdant, Socotra is approximately 120 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide. Its population of 55,000 has its own distinct language and culture. Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. The Socotra facilities are so secret that they are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities in this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra in the United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short flying distances from Iran….

Apr 04 09:54

Senator Rand Paul Calls Unmasking Report a 'Smoking Gun,' Says Susan Rice Must Testify Under Oath

(*Article from the corporate media's silver lining FOX NEWS
NEWSWEEK on same subject
Intelligence Reports: Republicans Attack Obama Official Susan Rice without any Evidence to Back Up Their Claims
https://www.yahoo.com/news/intelligence-reports-republicans-attack-oba... )

Apr 04 09:43

Jerome Corsi: Leaked Documents Show That NSA Spied On Trump Since At Least 2004

Apr 04 09:42

Victory! Judge Orders Removal of Gas Pipeline from Native American Property

Seventeen years after the expiration of an easement, a federal judge has ordered an energy company to completely remove its pipeline from the properties of 38 Native American landowners — none of whom have been compensated for the company’s use of their land since the year 2000.

Apr 04 09:39

Fundraisers will help Atlanta residents stabilize buildings crushed by heavy winter snow

The Atlanta School in Atlanta is hosting an online fundraiser. All of the proceeds will go toward stabilizing two of the former Idaho mining town’s iconic buildings, the Atlanta Club and The Hub.

Apr 04 09:38

Say it ain’t snow!

A disturbance that will move in from the southwest late on Wednesday is going to provide us with a lot of rain to start out, but it's the colder air that moves in behind it that gives us the possibility for snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Apr 04 09:38

Carson Blog: Yup, It's Gonna Snow Again

I'm going to keep this shorter and in bullet points because I'm sensing via social media there are only about 5-10% of Mainers left who are enthused about additional snow.

Apr 04 09:38

Spring has come to Kurdistan but it’s still snowing in the mountains

Apr 04 09:35

2017 Retail Bankruptcies Soar To 'Great Recession' Highs

As U.S. equity markets continue their march back toward all-time highs, courtesy of the latest BTFD binge trade, at least one 'small' segment of the U.S. economy does not seem to be participating in the rally as 9 brick-and-mortar retailers have already filed for bankruptcy protection in 1Q 2017 alone. That volume of filings matches the total number of retail bankruptcies for all of 2016 and puts the industry on pace to exceed even the 'great recession' highs.

Apr 04 09:35

Iceland's Jailed Bankers Are Back, Demanding They Were Crisis Scapegoats

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, one country stood out: Iceland was the one nation in the world which not only let its banks fail, but convicted the bankers responsible for the collapse of the country's financial system (incidentally, since then Iceland has been one of the world's economic success stories, with the economy growing over 7% last year). Now, nearly a decade later, Iceland’s ex-bankers, once reviled as symbols of crony and rogue capitalism, say they were scapegoats: and having been "improperly" jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they’re now taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You are not ALLOWED to jail a banker!!!!" -- Das FED

Apr 04 09:34

US to balkanize Syria under Kurdish pretext

As early as 2013, Western powers have been rooting for the balkanization of Syria as the best possible outcome of the war tearing apart the country since 2011.
Trends
Islamic State, Syria unrest
Since the war against Syria is significant in this period of imperialism, watching how it was led by the US, imperialist proxies and their so-called allies, one can fully understand that the war against the Syrian Arab Republic has been decades in the making.

Throughout history, the imperialist powers have been facilitating and empowering the most intolerant, bigoted ideologies and groups in the region starting from the Balfour Declaration, passing through the infamous Sykes-Picot agreement and ending in the invasions of Iraq and Libya before making their way into Syria. The latest group to gain the full support of the US on the ground in Syria is the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces (People's Protection Units).

Apr 04 09:33

Bahraini king grants military courts right to try civilians

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has granted the country’s military tribunals the right to try civilians, initiating yet another wave of crackdown against the opposition in the island country.

Apr 04 09:32

Computer Logs Left Behind Show Rice’s Interest in Gathering Intelligence on Trump --- Accelerated AFTER Election

The Democrats were in shock after Trump won the election. It appears that they were scrambling to get as much information on Trump’s transition team as possible

Apr 04 09:32

Russia, Trump, Hillary, Flynn and WikiLeaks. Michael Rivero - April 3, 2017

Apr 04 09:30

Gorsuch wins approval from Senate panel on party-line vote, setting up historic filibuster

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, won approval Monday on a party-line vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee, setting the stage for a filibuster showdown on the Senate floor later this week.

At the same meeting, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware announced he would provide the crucial 41st vote need to support the threatened Democratic-led filibuster of Gorsuch.

The committee's 11 Republicans all endorsed Gorsuch as a well-qualified conservative judge whose record "falls well within the mainstream," as committee chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) put it.

Apr 04 09:29

Arizona Senate Passes Bill Taking On State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

By Michael Maharrey

Today, the Arizona Senate unanimously passed a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations...

Apr 04 09:29

Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No wonder the corporate media is in a panic!

Apr 04 09:28

GOP Rep: Susan Rice should face criminal investigation

FBI officials should investigate whether former President Barack Obama's national security adviser broke any criminal laws by requesting the identities of Trump campaign officials caught up in foreign surveillance, according to a Republican lawmaker.

"Congress needs to get to the bottom of this and the FBI should be investigating whether any laws were broken," Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said Monday.

Apr 04 09:26

MSNBC: Covering Trump Surveillance Story Helps Russia ‘Undermine’ American Democracy

So desperate to discredit a bombshell Bloomberg report that former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice sought to unmask Trump transition officials caught up in intelligence surveillance, on Monday afternoon, MSNBC host Katy Tur outrageously suggested that simply reporting on the story was helping Russia “undermine our democratic institutions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 04 09:25

Google's video recognition robots are easily deceived, research shows

Google's ability to use its computer systems to spot extremist videos online has been called into question after researchers managed to easily deceive software that the internet giant uses to identify clips.

The program can be tricked by humans with little technical knowledge by inserting individual frames into the videos, according to researchers at the University of Washington.

They managed to convince Google's "cloud video intelligence" tool that a video about animals was about a car by flashing a frame of one every two seconds. The images are too quick to be seen by the human eye but were enough to fool the software into wrongly classifying the video.

Apr 04 09:22

Arrest over Apple hacking threat

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in London in connection with a shadowy hacker group that has threatened to remotely wipe hundreds of millions of Apple iPhones, Macs and iPads.

Apr 04 09:17

Feds and UN Dumping “Unvetted, Diseased Refugee Men” on Taxpayer

A Missouri woman who has attended official meetings on resettling migrants is blowing the whistle on United Nations and federal schemes that she says are quietly flying in huge numbers of unvetted, diseased “refugees” from across Africa and the Middle East — many of whom do not even have a known name — and immediately handing them passports, Social Security numbers, and a vast array of tax-funded benefits. Noting that the overwhelming majority of the migrants she observed were men, she suggested the schemes were an “intentional device” to “invade the United States of America.”

Apr 04 09:17

SECRET MEETING BETWEEN UAE, RUSSIA AND BLACKWATER FROUNDER ERIK PRINCE INVESTIGATED BY FBI

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Erik Prince, the founder of a private security company, and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin. The meeting was first reported by the Washington Post, which said that Prince met with an unnamed Russian emissary close to Putin, and that the meeting was an effort to convince Russia to stop backing Iran.

Apr 04 09:17

Nintendo Switch consoles are BENDING in docked mode (and they've only been out for a month)

After reports of dead pixels, now Nintendo Switch users are claiming yet another issue with their devices; bent consoles.

Pictures posted on both Twitter and Reddit by disgruntled customers show warped devices after heavy play.

Reports suggest the device starts to bend while in dock mode for 40 - 50 hours.

Other reports suggest it gets 'very hot' while playing Nintendo adventure game Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Apr 04 09:16

Rand Paul Calls For Susan Rice To Testify On Unmasking Trump Officials

GOP Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he believes former National Security Advisor Susan Rice should testify before Congress on her request to unmask the names of Trump transition officials collected during routine intelligence-gathering operations.

Paul argued the situation should not be downplayed, saying reforms need to be made to prevent individuals from being blackmailed on personal aspects of their lives through unmasking. He noted there was nothing stopping the former administration from looking through Trump officials and national security advisors’ conversations during the transition window.

Apr 04 09:15

Are 401K Holders About To Feel A Savers Pain?

There’s an old truism people forget all too often. It has many variations and is attributed to even more, its core meaning goes something like this:

“If the government can give it to you, than it can also take it away.”

Some of you might be wondering if I’m talking about the current “tax” advantages that have made these vehicles so popular over the years. To that I’ll say no, not at this current time. But I feel that will be the least of worries coming down the pike in the not so distant future.

No, what I’m directly addressing is what is now emanating from the one and only non-government, privately held institution, directed by a consortium of non-elected, Ivory Towered, policy wonks: The Federal Reserve.

And those emanations are anything but 401K holder friendly. Let me explain…

Apr 04 09:14

Dallas Mayor Pulls Support For "Massive Taxpayer Bailout" Of Police Pension

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has finally reached his maximum willingness to throw taxpayer dollars at the Dallas Police and Fire Pension (DPFP) system and has pulled is support for a bill that, if it passes, will undoubtedly prove to be yet another futile effort to save the system from insolvency. Despite support for the original legislation introduced by Dan Flynn, chair of the pensions committee in the Texas House of Representatives, Rawlings apparently took issue with a last minute addition to the bill that would have taxpayers fund the pensions of "phantom employees" based on a target Dallas police force of 3 officers per 1,000 residents.

Apr 04 09:14

Why Special Interests Sacrifice The Future For Short-Term Gain

The special interests that dominate politics dominates to produce a form of economic warfare. The more some can manipulate the political machinery, the more they can feather their own nests. They even use similar propaganda techniques.

In wartime, we are always defined as the good guys, ennobled by our moral cause. "They" are the bad guys, to be demeaned and dehumanized, so few will be bothered by what is done to them. Similarly, in domestic politics, representatives of each group paint themselves as particularly worthy or needy, making their advocacy morally superior, contrasted with their opponents whom they tar as selfish or unprincipled.

However, advocates for such causes do not always occupy the moral high ground they try so hard to create. They advocate coercing those who have done no harm to others to justify it. Further, the policies proposed often benefit existing members of a group, but harm those who will be members of that group in the future.

Apr 04 09:13

Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives

This is one of the tricks that keeps every good conspiracy theory going. Nobody wants to be the one claiming the emperor has no clothes the day His Highness walks out naked. And this Russia thing has spun out of control into just such an exercise of conspiratorial mass hysteria.

Even I think there should be a legitimate independent investigation – one that, given Trump's history, might uncover all sorts of things. But almost irrespective of what ends up being uncovered on the Trump side, the public prosecution of this affair has taken on a malevolent life of its own.

One way we recognize a mass hysteria movement is that everyone who doesn't believe is accused of being in on the plot. This has been going on virtually unrestrained in both political and media circles in recent weeks.

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