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Aug 16 02:40

Hell Freezes Over as WaPo Says Russia IS NOT to Blame for Charlottesville Clashes

WaPo scandalously suggest America's shame may not be blamed on Russia. Amazingly there are still things that happen in the Russian-occupied US without being ordained by Vladimir Evilovich Putin. Who knew? Yet even The Washington Post, which has led the charge in exposing Russia's dark hand behind POTUS, now says so. Take the recent Nazi and Bolshevik marches in Charlottesville, Virginia. WaPo first notes that some are holding Russia responsible for Americans attacking Americans: Some observers also saw a far more direct foreign influence at work in Charlottesville.

Aug 16 02:26

Trade Wars Lead to World Wars

For those that dig into and analyze the history of humankind there has been a repeating, almost natural progression from currency wars to trade wars to shooting wars. In basic terms, the yeast that gives rise to currency wars are: too much debt and too little growth. Hence, countries steal growth from trading partners by cheapening their currencies to promote exports and create export-related jobs. Short-term relief at best as in every case eventually currency balances reassert, it is therefore a zero-sum exercise. This no-win situation eventually becomes obvious to those countries involved and they move on to trade wars or in today’s popular parlance - sanctions. This is expressed through punishing tariffs, export subsidies and nontariff impediments to free trade. The same dynamics apply as in currency wars and both sides null themselves out of play.



Taboola
Aug 16 02:21

How Insane Home Prices in Silicon Valley & San Francisco Trip up Jobs Growth

Bay Area housing affordability nightmare hits home, so to speak.

Aug 16 02:14

Ex-president advises Poland to avoid disputes with Germany over WWII reparations issue

A research, carried out by the Warsaw mayor’s order in 2004, established that the damage sustained only by the Polish capital in the World War II could be estimated at $45.3 billion... The incumbent Polish leadership has chosen the wrong time to raise the issue of World War II reparations from Germany, Poland’s ex-president Lech Walesa told TASS on Tuesday. "Of course, our country suffered terrible damage. Some questions have been solved, but I’m unaware of all the details," the Nobel Peace Prize winner said. "Germany is our biggest partner. They support us in many issues. Do we need this confrontation now? Instead of solving all issues calmly and wisely, instead of reaching a consensus, they [the incumbent government] are looking for enemies in order to keep their party in power," said Walesa, who served as the president of Poland in 1990-1995.

Aug 16 02:11

North Korea has ability to make rocket engines on its own — US intelligence official

North Korea has the ability to produce rocket engines on its own, a US intelligence official told TASS on Tuesday commenting on media reports that the Communist state’s recent missile launches could be linked to purchases of Ukrainian-made rocket engines on the black market. "We have intelligence to suggest that North Korea is not reliant on imports of engines. Instead, we judge they have the ability to produce the engines themselves," the official said...



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Aug 16 02:04

Russian watchdog detects over 23,000 websites promoting suicide in 5 years

"Since November 1, 2012, Rospotrebnadzor examined more than 25,000 links to Internet sites," Rospotrebnadzor said. "More than 23,700 of them were found to contain information about ways to commit suicide and/or calls to commit suicide. As part of inter-departmental cooperation, Rospotrebnadzor actively cooperates with law-enforcement bodies in order to promptly exchange information on communities and groups promoting suicidal behavior among children and teenagers online". According to earlier reports, Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor has blocked access to more than 275,000 web pages since the law on restricting access to websites with banned information came into force nearly five years ago. The majority of them - more than 97,000 websites - were blocked on the basis of judicial acts that ruled that the information they contained was banned in Russia. In addition, more than 70,000 websites were banned for promoting drugs.

Aug 15 20:39

Are Protest Events Turning Into Deep State Traps?

Infowars Reporter Millie Weaver had to cancel a protest scheduled outside of the Google office located in Pittsburgh, PA after receiving threats of violence from self-proclaimed members of AntiFa and Black Lives Matter. Originally, there were only a handful of attendees. However, after the Pittsburgh Tribune ran a hit piece titled "Google's Pittsburgh Office Targeted By Alt-Right Protesters" linking the 'Flyover America' tour Facebook page, alleged AntiFa and Black Lives Matter members began leaving serious threats, sharing the event page with other members.

This protest was about corporate dictatorship. AntiFa and BLM have shown their hand. They are puppets of corporate masters. AntiFa should be renamed ProFa as they are clearly pro-fascist.



Aug 15 19:38

Look Who Is About To Be Charged!!

Aug 15 19:34

CNN angry that Trump has a nuanced position based in reality


CNN said robert e lee took up arms against the constitution.
He did the opposite. He took up arms over the right to secession and it was Lincoln who ignored the constitution.

Aug 15 16:51

Al Gore’s electricity bill reveals he consumes 3,400% more power than the average U.S. home

His greedy consumption is so bad, that he blew through more energy in the last year than a “normal” American family would use in 21 years! His home burned through 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy in that year, compared to the national average of 10,812 kWh. Just the heating of his pool uses more energy in a year than it would take to run six average homes.



Aug 15 16:45

Google Cancels Neo-Nazi Website’s Registration Over Terms Of Service Violation

Already dropped by another webhost, white supremacist website Daily Stormer lasted only hours with Google Domains. The bloodshed in Charlottesville brought attention to the neo-Nazi site, which remains online, despite GoDaddy and Google refusing registration.

Aug 15 16:44

American Bar Association to allow illegal immigrants to become lawyers

The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted to allow immigrants in the US illegally to take state bar exams in order to become licensed lawyers. The standard is already in effect in seven states, with the resolution providing guidance for others.

Aug 15 16:41

Iran Threatens to Send Warships to Atlantic and Ramp Up Nuclear Activities if US Continues Sanctions

By Aaron Kesel

Amid Americans’ concerns that North Korea threatened to launch a missile at Guam, Iran is planning on building up a flotilla of warships in the Atlantic Ocean, while Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani has threatened to revitalize the country’s nuclear program if the U.S. continues “threats and sanctions.”...

Aug 15 16:08

Man Falls To Death From London Stock Exchange

A man fell to his death on Tuesday from an upper floor of the London Stock Exchange.



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Aug 15 16:08

As Yemen Cholera Cases Reach 500,000, US And UK Condemned For Complicity

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the number of cholera cases in Yemen had reached 500,000.

“In backing this war with billions of dollars of arms sales and military support, the U.S. and the U.K. are complicit in the suffering of millions of people in Yemen.”

—Katy Wright, OxfamThe WHO also noted that around 5,000 people are being infected with cholera daily, “and nearly 2,000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April.”

Aug 15 16:07

Baltimore: More Videos Released Showing Police Officers “Manufacturing Evidence”

Earlier this month, the Baltimore public defender’s office released footage showing several Baltimore police officers appearing to collude while planting drugs at a traffic stop.

The new video was taken during a traffic stop last November and made public early this month. Shamere Collins, 35, was pulled over after a police officer allegedly witnessed her passenger conduct a drug deal. In the video, several officers are shown to be searching the front driver’s side of Collins’ car, then the camera goes off, then on again, without explanation.

Aug 15 16:05

Pale Moon: The Web Browser Made For You

So these are the points which defines the capability and major difference of Pale Moon browser from rest. In my experience, if you want a browser with fast speed & efficiency then this browser is the choice for you. Most of its feature will fulfill your daily need. It’s main aim is to provide fast browsing with stability.

But if you want more advanced feature than its better to go for any other modern web browser. But I recommend you to give this Firefox-based browser a try. You will surely become its fan.



Aug 15 15:54

Trump Tells The Truth About Alt-Left Violence At EPIC Press Conference; Leaves Leftists 'Literally Shaking'

President Donald Trump just held the most epic press conference of all time Tuesday afternoon and absolutely savaged the lying media for their biased, one sided coverage of the violence in Charlottesville.

Aug 15 15:44

No Surprise As It’s Learned New Hillary Clinton Daily Devotional Prayer Book Based On Plagiarized Material



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Aug 15 15:41

Iran Counters US Sanctions With New War Spending, Warships to Atlantic Ocean

Iranian leaders are responding to the latest round of sanctions signed by US President Donald Trump with a two-pronged approach: increased defense and intelligence spending by roughly $600-800 million and marshaling military vessels to the Atlantic Ocean.

"No military official in the world thought that we can go round Africa to the Atlantic Ocean through the Suez Canal but we did it as we had declared that we would go to the Atlantic and its western waters,” Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said over the weekend, according to local media sources.

"We moved into the Atlantic and will go to its Western waters in the near future," Sayyari added. In April, Sayyari reportedly said, "redeployment in the Atlantic Ocean, intelligence superiority, development of communications, progress in the development of the Makran coast and building new vessels are among the Navy’s plans this year."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iranian President Rouhani, a word, please: Iran's ditching the P5+1 Agreement is precisely what these sanctions are engineered to get Iran to do; please don't fall for it.

You have to know by now that the US will use such a withdrawal as the "justification" for an attack against you, and any escalation of threats to resume to your nuclear weapons program will simply accelerate US hostilities against you.

Sir, as a 68 year old thinking American, the imposition of the Shah in 53 wasn't my doing; I was all of 4 years old at the time.

So I am asking you and the Iranian Majlis not to do something rash which will cause the US government to declare war against you.

And please understand this; American citizens have absolutely no control over the actions of the American deep state, which has its own agendas, and those agendas are frequently inimical to those of the American people.

Most thinking Americans do not want to see war against Iran; unfortunately, this is what Israeli Premiere Netanyahu is constantly browbeating President Trump to do for him (but only at the costs of American blood and American money).

President Trump may well not have adequate information on Iran, because much of it is being "filtered" by advisors who are warmongers.

Aug 15 15:35

Maxine Waters Piles On — Falsely Claims Trump Didn’t Condemn White Supremacists

The California congresswoman took to Twitter today to declare President Trump

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal? Everyone must be careful.

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

“Trump refuses to condemn white suprmacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal?” Waters wrote.

Aug 15 15:34

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Aug 15 15:29

Greetings and Aloha, The Kingdom of Hawaii

Welcome to the website of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government presently operating within the occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands. Since the Spanish-American War, 1898, our Nation has been under prolonged occupation by the United States of America. Our web pages tell you about the range of activities carried out by the Hawaiian Government in developing our relations with the community of Nations in regards to the occupation and the profound economic benefits that arise from its exposure. Click here to download the Strategic Plan of the acting Council of Regency and its Supplement Remedial Plan of Compliance to International Humanitarian Law.

Aug 15 15:28

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands!

After having been suppressed and kept in the dark for over 100 years about the usurpation of our homelands by the U.S., We the People — the surviving remnants of the Hawaiian Kingdom — Ke Aupuni O Hawaii — began the process to regain control of our country and peacefully restore our country’s rightful standing in the world as a lawful, sovereign, independent, neutral nation.

It is an exciting time as we press forward asserting our laws, implementing strategies and gathering and empowering our people to stand our nation up for the world to see once again...

the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands.

Aug 15 15:23

London Protesters Demand Justice For Grenfell Victims

Hundreds of people have marched in London to demand justice for victims of the Grenfell block fire, two months after the tragic incident killed at least 80 people.

The demonstrators marched silently through the streets surrounding the charred tower in West London on Monday.


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Aug 15 15:22

London's Holborn Tube Station Evacuated After Loud Bang, Smoke Fills Platform

A London Underground station has been evacuated after witnesses say they heard a loud bang and smoke started filling a carriage.

An emergency evacuation is underway from Holborn Tube station with a Tannoy announcement stating: “Would Inspector Sands please go to the operations room immediately.”

Aug 15 15:04

Hawaii is not legally a state!

It is easy to find the courage necessary to support a moral position if that position benefits oneself. True moral courage, however, is proven when one chooses to support that which is morally and ethically right even when such a position is to one's one detriment.

The people of the United States find themselves in such a position right now, forced to choose between a moral and ethical position that carries with it the potential for "inconvenience", or supporting the status quo and having to admit to themselves that they are not the champions of justice they imagine themselves to be. By the end of this article, you will know for yourself which one you are.

Most folks have heard that Hawaii is a state, one of the United States of America. Most people, including those who live in Hawaii, accept that statement as a fact.

Aug 15 15:00

Embattled Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio May Be Saved By A Trump Pardon

President Donald Trump is considering pardoning ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio was convicted of disregarding an Arizona judge’s ruling on the policing of undocumented immigrants.

Aug 15 14:39

Actor Aziz Ansari Stumbled On This Truth When He Deleted Internet From Phone

The comedian-turned-actor used to be absorbed with all things social media until he lived without and realized the true nature of...

Aug 15 14:20

Leftist Activists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt

Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.

On Monday, more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to take down the supposedly “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt.

Aug 15 14:13

War Not Only Kills People: It’s The Single Biggest Destroyer Of The Environment

This is the first of a planned series of articles to be gathered under the umbrella title “War Must and Can Be Ended.” All of the pieces will be based on weekly writing assignments I completed as a participant in a spring, 2017 online study course conducted by World Beyond War, a U.S.-based global activist organization pursuing the ultimate goal of an internationally binding abolition of war.



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Aug 15 14:03

Charlottesville Police Escort Man With AR-15 Rifle and Confederate Flag



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Aug 15 14:02

Democrats Fret as Clinton Book Rollout Looms

The losing presidential candidate wants to talk about what went wrong. Her party wishes she wouldn't.

Aug 15 13:52

Trump To Toughen-Up On China’s Intellectual Property Theft, Which Costs America Up To $500 Billion Annually

Finally we have the beginnings of the trade reform with China that President Trump promised on the campaign trail.

Aug 15 13:51

Americans' debt level notches a new record high

Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped. Total U.S. household debt was $12.84 trillion in the three months to June, up $552 billion from a year ago, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

Aug 15 13:42

San Francisco Takes DOJ To Court In Showdown Over Federal Grants

San Francisco, a “sanctuary city,” stands to lose $1.5 million in police-related federal funding, but now the city and California are suing the US Department of Justice over this rule. Some $500,000 of the funding is distributed by the federal government.

Aug 15 13:32

US Pilot Belly-Lands A-10 Warthog (PHOTOS)

A US airman in Michigan was forced to make the least-worst decision out of a set of bad options after radio communication died, the plane’s canopy flew off, and the landing gear wouldn’t release.

Aug 15 13:30

Being in Virginia in Time

In my recent book Being in Time – a Post Political Manifesto, I pointed out that the West and America in particular have been led into a disastrous Identity (ID) clash. This week in Virginia we saw a glimpse of it.

In the book I argue that the transition from traditional Left ideology into New Left politics can be understood as the aggressive advocacy of sectarian and divisive ideologies. While the old Left made an effort to unite us all: gays, blacks, Jews or Whites into a political struggle against capital, the New Left has managed to divide us into ID sectors. We are trained to speak ‘as a…’: ‘as a Jew,’ ‘as a black,’ ‘as a Lesbian.’ The new left has taught us to identify with our biology, with our gender, sex orientation and our skin colour, as long as it isn’t ‘White’ of course.

In Being in Time, I noted that it was question of time before White people would also decide to identify with their biology. And this is exactly what we saw in Virginia last weekend.

Aug 15 13:22

Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman’s Vagina, Found No Drugs

Charnesia Corley was a 21-year-old college student with no criminal record when two cops from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office stopped her in June 2015 for running a red light.

After searching her car, police claimed to have found .02 ounces of marijuana. That was enough, they apparently felt, to justify a full-body cavity search. When Corley refused to remove her clothes in the dimly lit parking lot where she was being detained, one of the officers threw her to the ground, pushed her partially underneath her own car, and yanked Corley’s pants down to her ankles. For the next 11 minutes, dash cam video of the incident shows, she was held down by two officers while being searched. Corley claims that fingers repeatedly probed her vagina and that the officers ignored her protests. A third officer stood nearby holding a flashlight. No drugs were found on Corley person.

Aug 15 13:06

SESSIONS JUST TOTALLY SHUT DOWN EVERY JOURNALIST IN AMERICA WITH THIS RANT THAT’S GOING VIRAL

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to have President Trump’s back. In an interview on Good Morning America this morning, when asked what Trump meant by the “sides” he referred to in his initial statement about the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Va, Sessions said.

Aug 15 13:04

Boston Holocaust Memorial Falls Prey To 2nd Attack This Summer

A glass panel on the Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts, has been vandalized for the second time this summer. A 17-year-old boy is in custody after bystanders held him down until police arrived.

Aug 15 12:56

Quake hits off North Korea — experts rule out nuke test

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea jolted watchers of the country's weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test.

The quake was centered far offshore and very deep while North Korea's past nuclear tests were conducted on land.

Aug 15 12:55

Video: RAW: Giant Nazi Eagle Salvaged From WWII Shipwreck Goes On Auction

Footage shows the recovery of a bronze Nazi eagle embossed with a swastika that was salvaged from the shipwrecked Admiral Graf Spee warship off the coast of Montevideo in 2006.

Aug 15 12:53

What They’re NOT Telling You About The Charlottesville Race Riots

Over a billion dollars has been spent over the last 8 years fomenting racial division, with the purpose of using the manufactured conflicts to take away our rights.

Aug 15 12:52

One in 7 Elementary School Students Will Be Homeless…

There were 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools during the 2015-16 school year, a number equal to the population of Albany.

Aug 15 12:25

Crowd pulls down Confederate statue in North Carolina rally

Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue in response to white supremacist violence to the north.

Demonstrators in the former slave state looped a rope around the bronze soldier Monday evening and pulled it down to the ground. Many spat on the statue, kicked it and proudly posed with the downed monument.

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Aug 15 12:16

"Attack Venezuela!?" Ron Paul Rants "Trump Can't Be Serious!"

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by civilians. He’s surrounded by generals and threatens war at the drop of a hat.

President Trump began last week by threatening “fire and fury” on North Korea. He continued through the week claiming, falsely, that Iran is violating the terms of the nuclear deal. He finally ended the week by threatening a US military attack on Venezuela.

Aug 15 12:16

Criminal charges sought for protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North Carolina

What kind of a Cop stands by and lets people destroy public or private property because they believe these people have a constitutional right to destroy!
UTTER MADNESS!

When protesters, angry over the deadly incidents in Virginia this weekend, decided to take down a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier in North Carolina on Monday, law enforcement stood back and watched.

At no time did officers with the Durham Police Department or deputies with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office intervene as activists brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull it down, according to multiple media reports.

No one was arrested Monday, however, a day later, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced investigators were working to identify the protesters and planned to bring criminal charges against them.

Aug 15 12:16

Mike Krieger On Charlottesville: "Don't Play Into The Divide & Conquer Game"

I’m going to keep this relatively short. I’ve written thousands of articles over the years, and anyone who’s read me for any period of time knows where I stand when it comes to hatred, bigotry and violence. I find all these things repulsive, and think people who gravitate to such behavior to be operating on such a low level of awareness, it’s genuinely hard for me to believe these people exist in real life.

Aug 15 12:16

China Steel Output Hits All Time High, Setting Stage For Escalating Trade War

While the long-term consequences of Trump's first trade war salvo launched today will become obvious only in hindsight, it may have come at an opportune moment: just as China prepares to flood the world with record amounts of steel. Overnight, the National Statistics Bureau reported that even as Beijing intensified its war on smog, local steel output "paradoxically" hit a new monthly record in July, some 74.02 million tonnes, up 10% Y/Y (or 50% more than China's GDP) and higher than the previous record of 73.23 million tonnes set in June.

Aug 15 12:15

Used Car Prices Crash To Lowest Level Since 2009 Amid Glut Of Off-Lease Supply

The U.S. auto market is at an interesting crossroads with used car prices crashing to new lows every month while new car prices continue to defy gravity courtesy of a somewhat 'frothy', if not suicidal, lending market that has seemingly decided that anyone with a pulse is financially qualified for a $0 down, 0% interest, 80 month loan on a brand new $40,000 luxury vehicle of their choice.

As the Labor Department’s consumer-price index data showed last Friday, used car prices once again dropped in July to the lowest level since the 'great recession' of 2009. In fact, since the end of 2015, the cost of used vehicles has dropped in all but three months and are now roughly 10% off their 2013 high.

Aug 15 12:15

"The Goolag Echopeligo"

Warning: SLL is about to put forth two propositions that are so obvious they’re undoubtedly controversial. Readers offended by the obvious but controversial are advised to stop reading.

Proposition one: If Group A and Group B are competing for the same jobs and standards are lowered for Group B but not Group A, on average the members of Group B will not be as good at the jobs as members of Group A.

Proposition two: Men and women are different.
This, when you wade through James Damore’s excruciatingly diplomatic Google memorandum is the crux of what he said.

SLL can say it but Damore couldn’t; Google fired him for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

Aug 15 12:13

Conspiracy Or Chaos?

“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.” – Alan Moore

Aug 15 11:56

Insanity: Denmark Gives Homes And Jobs To Former ISIS Thugs For “Hug A Terrorist” Campaign

There’s a very simple principle that helps form the bedrock of any prosperous and civilized society. When people do bad things, they should be punished for it. The moment that rule is turned upside down, and the wicked and weak are rewarded for their behavior, society will crumble. There’s no way around it. Every society that rewards bad behavior is on the fast track to destruction.

You might think that would be obvious, but there are plenty of nations throughout history that have fallen under the weight of corruption, in one form or another. Our species has made this mistake countless times. We never learn, and we always pay for it.

Aug 15 11:55

Do Our Elections Even Matter?: Study Finds There Are 3.5 Million More Registered Voters In U.S. Than Eligible Voters

All Americans need to ask themselves a very important question. Who really runs this country? Supposedly the answer is us, which is what we’ve been told our entire lives. But that’s becoming increasingly hard to believe as time goes on. How can ordinary law abiding Americans be running this show, if our elections appear to be a total sham? We live in a country where the voter rolls seem to be stacked with illegal immigrants and dead people, and our voting machines are shockingly easy to hack. And not only that, but states like California have hundreds of thousands more registered voters than eligible voters.

Aug 15 11:55

One person was killed and dozen injured after a driver struck a group of patrons outside a cafe in a region east of Paris Monday evening.

An twelve-year-old girl was killed in the BMW attack, and 12 were injured, four seriously, according to France's Interior Ministry. The attack took place at a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, about an hour from Paris, French media outlets report.

Aug 15 11:54

Protesters rip down statue of Confederate soldier that has stood in Durham County, NC since 1924.

Protesters rip down statue of Confederate soldier that has stood in Durham County, NC since 1924.

Aug 15 11:48

Silicon Valley Tightens Its Grip On Free Speech

In a chilling oped published in The New York Times on July 14, Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, argued that so-called “hate speech” is the same thing as physical violence because it may possibly cause emotionally fragile individuals stress — and should be made illegal.

Thankfully, the First Amendment prohibits the federal government from following such advice, but online companies are taking it upon themselves to stamp-out so-called “hate speech,” strangling free speech and the free exchange of ideas in the process.

A number of troubling actions by internet companies — Google most prominent among them — are making it increasingly clear that some in Silicon Valley have proclaimed themselves defenders of the progressive, politically correct faith, and that those firms will silence any and all heretics who challenge those beliefs.

Aug 15 11:44

Fed’s Dudley Drops Bombshell: Low Inflation “Actually Might Be a Good Thing”

QE unwind in September, “another rate hike later this year.”

Aug 15 11:43

Social Media Teaches Neo-Nazis — And Everyone Else — An Important Lesson

The white supremacists who descended on Charlottesville, VA last weekend seem to have forgotten why their grandpappies wore hoods on such occasions: If regular folks find out you’re crazy, they tend not to like you as much.

Aug 15 11:43

Libyan Faction Leader Haftar Travels to Moscow, Asks for Military Aid

Haftar is backed by Egypt and United Arab Emirates. His rivals are backed by NATO, Qatar and Turkey... Prominent Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar, who represents one of the major forces in the fractured country, has visited Moscow. He met top Russian officials, including the foreign and defense ministers. Haftar is a powerful and largely independent figure in the ongoing civil conflict in the country. The veteran Libyan general, who lived for two decades in the United States, played a major role in toppling Muammar Gaddafi’s government in 2011. At the moment, two factions claiming to be country’s national government are operating in Libya – one is based in Tripoli and the other in Tobruk in the east. Meanwhile, multiple independent and partly independent militias, as well as outright terrorist groups, including Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are also vying for power in the war-torn country.

Aug 15 11:40

Ten Years After Financial Crisis, Our Elites Have Learned Nothing

Last week, I heard BBC announce the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the financial crisis. This is dated to the decision by the French bank BNP Paribas to prohibit withdrawals from two hedge funds that were heavily invested in subprime mortgage backed securities. According to BBC, this was when lending began to freeze and house prices began to fall.

Aug 15 11:38

Official says Israeli delegation will try to persuade White House that cease-fire deal should be amended to make sure Iranian forces, Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias are kept out of Syria

A delegation of Israeli defense officials will visit Washington later this week for talks with senior White House and American defense officials. Haaretz has learned that the delegation will be headed by Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, and he will be joined by the head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi, as well as the head of the Defense Ministry's political-security department, Zohar Palti.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mossad Chief Cohen, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi; and Zohar Palti, a word, please: your "defense interests" for Israel have been assured by the United States of America for generations, culminating in the defense aid package given to you by President Obama, to the tune of 38 billion dollars, over the course of a decade.

Obama hands Israel the largest military aid deal in history.

This was again topped by President Trump's aid over concerns of his Saudi weapons deal in May:

Both Presidents Obama and Trump have done this, knowing it is a violation of the Symington Amendment and the Glenn Act, which prohibits any financial aid to any country which refuses to sign the NNPT, and does not allow its nuclear weapons to be inspected: Israel fails, miserably, on both counts, but still, always gets the money it wants, while homeless American Vets sleep in our streets, and kids living in extreme poverty are horrifically food-insecure.

Israel has not been invited to the discussion between the US and Russia about the issue of peace in Syria; Russia was invited by the Syrian government to rid it of all jihadists; Israel and the United States were not.

Israel's greatest problem, is its pathological inability to get along with its regional neighbors in an intelligent, and cohesive manner; therefore, it is always demanding that "Daddy Warbucks" (read: the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America") get it out of its current self-imposed dilemma, whether it is punching up a cease fire agreement, in this case, or anything else, like "regime changing Tehran, but only with American blood and American money.

I frankly hope that the meeting goes absolutely nowhere; it may cause Israel to "play better with others" in the region. And please note: this delegation is not going to Moscow to attempt to get what it wants, from the Syrian cease fire.

Aug 15 11:34

BEX ALERT - Can Anyone Stop Iran From Taking Over Iraq?

Mosul is back in the Iraqi government’s hands and the war against the Islamic State seems to finally be approaching its end. This is the good news. But one of the byproducts of the campaign is that Iran’s reach now extends even deeper throughout Iraq and seems unlikely to go away any time soon.

Aug 15 11:33

Ukrainian agent testifies his group was trained for plottings acts of sabotage in Russia

Ukrainian security service SBU agent Gennady Limeshko, detained by Russia’s security service FSB for plotting acts of sabotage in Crimea, has testified he underwent training as a member of a group of saboteurs tasked to stage acts of sabotage in Crimea and other Russian regions and also in the Donetsk Republic, as follows from a video made public by the FSB. In the video obtained by TASS Lemeshko says the course included physical training, shooting practice, special tactical instruction and the handling and use of explosives. "What were your tasks?" an FSB investigator asks Limeshko in the video. "Reconnaissance and sabotage in the Donesk People’s Republic, Crimea and other areas of Russia," the detainee says in reply...
Ukrainian national detained in Crimea served in Armed Forces http://tass.com/world/960506

Aug 15 11:30

Moscow to respond in kind to new US moves against Russian diplomatic missions

New US steps against Russia’s diplomatic missions will indicate Washington’s readiness to further strain relations and will be met with a tit-for-tat response, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with the Mezhdunarodnaya Zhizn (or International Life) magazine, the full text of which was published on the Foreign Ministry’s website on Tuesday. "We can assume that they [the United States] will now find another pretext to raise tensions further and take new steps to hamper the activities of Russia’s diplomatic missions in the US," Ryabkov said. "If it really happens, they will send us a signal indicating their readiness to further strain bilateral relations. We have warned them many times to avoid such actions," the Russian diplomat added. "I would like to use this opportunity to reiterate once again: God forbid Washington does something like that," Ryabkov went on to say. "In this case, we will immediately respond in kind.

Aug 15 11:30

President Rouhani: If US Continues Threats, Iran Could Quickly Jump Start Nuclear Program

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday his country prefers abiding by the 2015 international agreement on its nuclear program, but that if the United States continues "threats and sanctions" then Iran could quickly revitalize its nuclear activity to an even higher level than before the deal went into effect.

Aug 15 11:29

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal if the US continues to impose new sanctions. Rouhani told the parliament that his US counterpart, Donald Trump, was "not a good partner."

Aug 15 11:25

National IQ Scores - Country Rankings

Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

Aug 15 11:25

Race and intelligence

The connection between race and intelligence has been a subject of debate in both popular science and academic research since the inception of IQ testing in the early 20th century. While tests have broadly shown differences in average scores based on self-identified race, there is considerable debate as to whether (and to what extent) those differences reflect environmental or genetic factors, as well as to the definitions of "race" and "intelligence" and whether they can be objectively defined. Currently, there is no non-circumstantial evidence that these differences in test scores have a genetic component, although some researchers believe that the existing circumstantial evidence makes it plausible that hard evidence for a genetic component will eventually appear.

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Aug 15 11:25

Video: Iran To Spend $520 Mn On Boosting Missile Program & Elite Corps

The Iranian parliament has approved a bill to counter “terrorist and adventurous actions” of the US in the region.

Aug 15 11:23

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Latin American countries oppose US meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

US Vice President Michael Pence has begun his Latin American tour to discuss the Venezuelan crisis with a visit to Columbia. He will arrive in Argentina in Tuesday and then pay a visit to Chile and Panama. However, some Latin American countries reject the idea put forward by US President Donald Trump to use military force against Venezuela, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. Vladimir Davydov, Academic Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Latin American Studies, singled out several aspects of Pence’s Latin American tour in an interview with the paper. "First of all, this is an attempt to go over from the improvisation hitherto felt in remarks made by the top officials in Washington to some degree of systematization in the work on the Latin American track," he emphasized. "Secondly, Pence will have to solve such a ‘technical’ task as translating the language of threats into the language of diplomacy.

Aug 15 11:21

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: French disappointed in Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron's ratings are declining, with his performance approved by just 36% of the population, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes citing the results of a survey conducted by the Ifop research center. Macron’s popularity rating reached a new low, having fallen by almost 20 points compared to July when his performance was approved by 54% of Frenchmen. According to local media, even Francois Hollande, one of the most unpopular French leaders, did not encounter such public discontent during the first 100 days of his presidency. Many tend to link Macron’s growing unpopularity to his reforms, particularly, with the liberal economic agenda and plans to reduce the country’s budget deficit. Macron’s decision to implement the most painful reforms at the beginning of his five-year presidential term looks quite logical, Sergey Fyodorov, Leading Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Studies, told the paper.

Aug 15 11:19

Iran dismisses US claims of unsafe drone flight in Gulf as unfounded

Iran has rejected Washington's claims that it flew an unarmed drone so dangerously close to an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf that it endangered the lives of US pilots.

The Iranian Sadegh drone flew without any warning lights on Sunday night while shadowing the USS Nimitz, the US Navy said on Monday, adding it came close enough to F-18 fighter jets to put the lives of American pilots at risk.

It was the latest in a spate of close encounters between US and Iranian aircraft or warships in the waters of the Gulf in recent weeks that have sparked recriminations as relations sour.

Aug 15 11:16

US mulling new ways of toppling Venezuela’s leader, including military option: US not to leave Venezuela alone for sake of its image

Washington is exploring new options to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, including through the use of force, expert of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) Igor Pshenichnikov said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, the forecasts of those analysts who did not rule out US military involvement in Venezuela are materializing," he noted. "Such tools to exert influence on President Maduro as ‘people’s protests’ and attempted coups do not bring success to the Americans. This being so, Washington is undoubtedly considering some new ways of toppling Venezuela’s president, that is, through military intervention.

Aug 15 11:11

‘Merkel must go’ Angry protesters boo German Chancellor as she tries to win votes

GERMANY’S Chancellor Angela Merkel was booed and jeered as she took to the stage in Gelnhausen, Germany, today - to try and convince voters to back her.

Aug 15 11:09

Rocket factory’s chief says two North Koreans were convicted for espionage at Yuzhmash

Chief Designer of Ukraine’s Yuzhmash rocket-making company Alexander Degtyaryov said on Tuesday that two North Korean nationals had been convicted for espionage at Yuzhmash in 2012 and did not rule out that someone could have made a copy of the Ukrainian engine. "Our engines are highly valued and used all over the world. That is why, I don’t know, perhaps, someone could have managed to make some copies," the Yuzhmash chief designer said in an interview with Strana publication, commenting on an article in The New York Times on Yuzmash’s possible cooperation with North Korea. The Yuzhmash chief designer also said he was confident that "none of the plant’s employees was involved in helping North Korea develop a rocket engine." At the same time, Degtyaryov recalled the 2012 incident when two North Korean nationals working for North Korea’s trade mission in Belarus had been sentenced to eight years for espionage at Yuzhmash.

Aug 15 11:08

Libyan strongman Haftar visits Moscow, discusses restoration of statehood & possible military aid

Prominent Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar, who represents one of the major forces in the fractured country, has visited Moscow. He met top Russian officials, including the foreign and defense ministers.

Haftar is a powerful and largely independent figure in the ongoing civil conflict in the country. The veteran Libyan general, who lived for two decades in the United States, played a major role in toppling Muammar Gaddafi’s government in 2011.

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And now he is pivoting towards Russia!

Aug 15 11:08

Rogue state, what rogue state? Burgeoning EU-Iran relations signal US adrift

The phalanx of European leaders, ministers, and dignitaries, attending the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last weekend was a stunning snub to Washington. It was also a clear signal the US is losing its thrall over Europe.

Think about it. According to US President Donald Trump and the American Congress, Iran is the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism. And yet here we saw European leaders respectfully attending the swearing-in of the country’s re-elected president. A rather big contradiction, don’t you think?

Aug 15 11:07

Crimeans no longer have to pay their debts taken on at Ukrainian banks

The head of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, approved a bill that exempts the residents of the republic of Crimea from payments on loans taken from Ukrainian banks. Amendments to the legislation give the Crimean parliament the right to write off the debts of citizens.

Aug 15 11:06

Experts point finger at Dutch oversight agency in egg scandal

Years of cuts at the Dutch food watchdog agency and a tendency among politicians to put economics ahead of public safety may be to blame for the EU's tainted-egg scandal that has spread as far as Hong Kong.

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms have closed since it emerged on August 1 that eggs contaminated with fipronil, which can harm human health, were being exported and sold.

Aug 15 11:05

Israel issues restraining order against striking workers of Dimona reactor

Israel has approved measures launching emergency regulations against striking employees at the Negev Nuclear facility in Dimona.

For the past few months, scientists and researchers at the facility have been on a slowdown strike over the denial of a wage increase request.

On Sunday, the Tel Aviv regime approved a request by the head of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, Ze'ev Snir, enabling the issuing of restraining orders against striking employees.

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Those workers should start leaking photos of the bomb factory hidden underneath Dimona!

Aug 15 11:04

Malorossia and Novorossia need to return to Russia - Putin's Adviser

The historical lands of Malorossia and Novorossia need to be returned to Russia, otherwise these territories, occupied by pro-American puppets, will constantly threaten Russia's security. This was stated by Putin's adviser Sergei Glazyev. "The people never recognized in any form the current Ukrainian Nazism. Thanks to the wise decision of our president, the Crimea returned bloodlessly, legitimately, with triumph. But, unfortunately, we could not do justice to the rest of the Russian world... I want to say that until we return Little Russia and Novorossia to Russia, we will live with this decaying wound - the captured part of the Russian world where millions of people are trained in anti-Russian hysteria. We will always be under the threat of security and escalation of this hybrid war on the front that is most vulnerable to us," he said during the international patriotic camp-forum Donuzlav-2017. "Today Ukraine is an occupied territory.

Aug 15 11:04

USGS Warns California Needs Close Monitoring Of 8 Active Volcanoes

California could be even closer to a major natural disaster than ever before. With eight active volcanoes and a high state population, the United States Geological Survey says that the Golden State is in desperate need of very close monitoring.

Aug 15 11:03

US Launches Quiet Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies

While all eyes were distracted with the Trump-demeaning headlines of the foreign sanctions bill, few spotted the hidden mandate that foreign governments monitor cryptocurrency circulations as a measure to combat "illicit finance trends" in an effort to "combat terrorism."

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Actually, this is to keep us slaves to the private central bankers!

Aug 15 11:02

The US has become "utterly shameless" building Naval base in Ukraine - Russian Admiral

The construction of the command center by the US in Ochakov near Odessa is evidence that the US has become "utterly shameless." The next step in Washington may be the transfer of old American warships to the Ukrainian Navy. This was stated by the former Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Russia's Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov. "By and large, I do not see danger per se. Moreover, the Black Sea Fleet is now receiving new modern weapons: submarines, surface ships, new types of missiles. I think that the Americans will not match it in this part of the world, but, in my opinion, they have become utterly shameless in their endeavours. They're jumping out of their own skin in order to reach Russia's zone of responsibility..." said Komoedov. The Admiral did not rule out that the US will give warships to Ukraine as they formerly did to the Baltic states. "I think that something old will be given. They have already trained many soldiers. Some kind of personnel potential has been created.

Aug 15 11:02

Soros-Owned And Influenced Anti-American Organizations

Here are just a few of the Soros-influenced and owned outlaw organizations that need to have their licenses pulled because they are promoting and implementing Anti-American activities that often wind up in the streets with paid protesters who advocate the destruction of American values and way of life..

Aug 15 11:01

Will Starbucks test new refugee employees for TB (San Diego off the charts)?

In other words, the incidence of active TB among the 4,280 refugees who were resettled in San Diego County between January 2010 and October 2012 was 327 per 100,000, more than 100 times greater than the incidence of active TB among the entire population of the United States in 2016.

Aug 15 11:01

Israel delays half of Gazans seeking to leave Strip for medical care, WHO says: All those who seek permission are patients whom the Palestinians have allowed to leave Gaza and for whom they’ve committed to pay

The World Health Organization has revealed that Israel delayed about half of those seeking to exit the Gaza Strip to be treated in Israeli hospitals in May, with similar statistics for the preceding months.

According to the WHO examination, of the 2,282 requests submitted to the Coordination and Liaison Administration to the Gaza Strip in May, 47.2 percent were approved, 2.1 percent were refused, while 50.7 percent were held up with no explanation, causing the patients to miss their appointments for examinations or treatments. Often these are people who had previously received exit permits for treatment.

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This refusal to allow sick Gazans to access care is one of the multi-pronged Israeli "final solutions" to the "Palestinian question: assassination by denial of medical care.

Aug 15 10:56

LEAKED EMAILS: SAUDI POWER BEHIND THE THRONE “WANTS OUT OF YEMEN”

THE KEY SAUDI official in charge of the catastrophic ongoing war in Yemen wants it to stop, he told two influential foreign policy figures in Washington this spring.

Mohammed bin Salman, a member of the Saudi royal family who effectively rules the country, made the comments to Martin Indyk and Stephen Hadley. Indyk was a high-level diplomat during both the Clinton and Obama administrations and Hadley a top adviser to former President George W. Bush.

Indyk relayed the conversation to Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, and the man most responsible for aiding bin Salman’s rise in Washington.

“I think MBS is far more pragmatic than what we hear in saudi public positions,” Otaiba wrote to Indyk on the morning of April 20.

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This was in April; if Prince Salman wants Saudi troops out of Yemen, why has he not given the order to draw down?!?

And why, in the same blog, do we have this accompanying story?!?

Airstrikes against Yemen soaring, far surpassing 2016 figure

Aug 15 10:56

Salon calls out MSM and DNC for LYING about Russia. It was a leak not a hack.

SALON BENDS THE KNEE --- A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore

A group of intelligence pros and forensic investigators tell The Nation there was no hack— the media ignores it

Aug 15 10:55

Iraqi Forces Begin Liberating the Last Major ISIS Stronghold in Iraq

Iraqi forces have begun their process of liberating Tal Afar, the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq. On Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed the launch of a major-scale operation, with both, air force and ground units participating. According to an unnamed local source from the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, six powerful explosions have already shook Tal Afar, itself located west of Mosul, amid reports that one of them hit an explosives manufacturing plant, with no information given on the killed terrorists or exact material damage as of yet. The town of Tal Afar is the last remaining major ISIS stronghold in Iraq, and which came under control of the terrorist group back in the summer of 2014.

Aug 15 10:55

Saudi crown prince "wants out" of Yemen war

Saudi crown prince "wants out" of Yemen war

A few facts about the war on Yemen:

Yemen IS rich in natural resources, but they are not yet "developed".

The guy the US wants to run Yemen, named "Hadi" was appointed to a 3 year term, that expired 2 years ago, and tasked with drawing up a new Constitution and holding real elections. Subsequently, Hadi, not having completed either of his tasks, resigned from the Presidency when his term was over.

Hadi, while called "President", is no more President of Yemen than President Herbert Walker Bush is President of the US.

The Saudis have gone to war against Yemen twice before in their short reign, and were soundly defeated each time.

Maps of the Arabian peninsula older than 200 years have the word "Yemen" printed over much of what we call "Saudi Arabia" today. It is also known as "Happy Arabia" or "Felix" meaning fertile Arabia.

Aug 15 10:53

Rogozin: North Korea using Ukrainian engines for its ICBMs impossible without Ukrainian specialists

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin commented on reports of North Korea "copying" Ukrainian rocket engines. According to him, it is impossible to do this without specialists from Ukraine. "What do they mean 'copies of engines'? It's not a painting or a sculpture. In order to make a "copy," you must have either the original engine or its detailed drawings. Yes, and without Ukrainian specialists, capable and ready to deploy production on a foreign technological platform, this can not be done. It comes down to a matter of smuggling in order to bypass all existing international bans," he said on his Twitter page... Earlier, journalists reported that the DPRK was using Ukrainian missiles. The New York Times reports that authorities in the DPRK nuclear program are primarily obliged to Ukraine, citing a new report of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Intelligence Services.

Aug 15 10:52

Hot Spot in a Cold Place: 91 Volcanoes Discovered Below Antarctic Ice Sheet

A new study has uncovered almost one hundred previously unknown volcanoes hidden under the ice in Antarctica, which puts the icy continent on par with Eastern Africa and North America, the former known to house the largest volcano grouping on the planet.

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Aug 15 10:49

FSB detains 4 ISIS militants planning attacks on Moscow [Video]

In recent months, this is the second such special operation in the Moscow region: in May, the FSB reported on the detention of four militants, also citizens of Russia and the states of Central Asia, who were preparing explosions at transport facilities. In both cases, the terrorist attacks were prepared with the participation of the leaders of the Islamic State, who are in Syria... The FSB published an operative video recording of the detention of alleged Islamic state militants who were preparing terrorist attacks in transport and in shopping malls in Moscow. The footage shows, in particular, how the operatives conduct an analysis of the explosives seized from the detainees. "We took samples." According to the samples... this is a tri-peroxide of acetone, a very dangerous initiating explosive," the employee explained.

Aug 15 10:49

Pence: Failed State Venezuela a Threat to US: Says Venezuela Is 'Collapsing Into Dictatorship''

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Colombia, Vice President Mike Pence warned that Venezuela is “collapsing into dictatorship,” and that the country becoming a “failed state” would make it a threat to the security and prosperity of the United States.

Pence was a bit vague on what the US is actually going to do about it, as opposed to President Trump’s threats to attack the country militarily, rather saying the US will use all of its economic and diplomatic power to ensure democracy is restored in Venezuela.

Pence dodged questions about whether this necessarily meant regime change, but other administration officials have made clear they oppose the Maduro government in general, and its recent moves to increase the power of the ruling Socialist Party in particular.

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Mr. Vice-President, a word, please: much of this "failed state" status in Venezuela is a direct result of United States' economic war engineered against it.

Unless you have a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), you will remember that, upon the prodding of the United States, Saudi Arabia lowered its oil price to punish Russia economically.

Want to hurt Russia?!/ Lower the price of oil!

But this oil price reduction not only hurt Russia economically; it crushed the Venezuelan economy as well:

Falling crude oil prices crush Venezuela's ailing economy

Then, President Obama created a series of sanctions against Venezuela:

President Obama slaps sanctions on Venezuela

In 2017, President Trump placed sanctions against Venezuela:

President Trump Sanctions Venezuela

Vice-President Pence, this collective DC upset with Maduro is less about his dictatorship in Venezuela, as the US government has supported many US-centric dictators throughout history, like Pinochet in Argentina, or the Shah in Iran; that is not the issue here.

The issues, sir - and you know this to be true- are about Venezuela's huge oil reserves; establishing a US-centric government to insure that the oil is not sold to Russia or China, nor that they get any hand in its production; and insuring that Venezuela's oil is only sold for the US dollar; that's it, in a nutshell.

Aug 15 10:47

Ukrainian terrorist attack stymied in Crimea

FSB agents seized two TNT bombs, a grenade, a telephone, a saw, and a camera from the detained Ukrainian saboteur, Gennady Limeshko, as well as documents: a Ukrainian passport and a migration card showing the saboteur entered Russia on August 9, 2017. During interrogations on August 12 Limesko said "I received five thousand hryvnias for the assignment," after the attempted attack was stymied by the FSB officers. The Investigation Department of the FSB Agency for the Crimea and Sevastopol has filed a criminal case. The Kiev regional court of Simferopol has put the saboteur in custody for two months. We recall that today the FSB prevented a series of attacks prepared by Ukraine in the Crimea. According to the DSC of the Russian Federal Security Service, an agent of the Security Service of Ukraine, Gennady Limeshko, was detained. Yesterday, Crimean border guards detained and handed over to police officers two Ukrainian citizens who were declared on federal wanted list in Russia.

Aug 15 10:46

Homicide detectives probe man's overdose death at the home of prominent L.A. Democratic donor Ed Buck

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal drug overdose of a 26-year-old man at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that while coroner’s officials ruled Gemmel Moore’s July 27 death an accident, homicide detectives will be conducting a follow-up investigation based on “additional information.” He declined to elaborate.

Initial investigations by deputies and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office did not flag anything suspicious in Moore’s death, sheriff’s Capt. Chris Bergner said, but the new probe was being launched “out of abundance of caution.”

Aug 15 10:45

Saboteurs are being trained by CIA to be sent to Crimea and Donbass

Saboteurs are being trained in Ukraine by CIA instructors to be sent to the Crimea and the Donbass Republics. There's a real 'pipeline' of talent at work - one group is sent after the next group. The process can stop only after the change of the Ukrainian Nazi ruling regime - ex-Verkhovna Rada deputy Oleg Tsarev told "PolitNavigator". "As long as this power exists in Ukraine, it will pose a threat to Russia, to Russian citizens and will in every possible way provoke a war. If they are afraid to go to open military actions, they will do terrorist acts. And, proceeding from the fact that the entire branch of work with Russia, the Crimea, the People's Republic of Lugansk and the People's Republic of Donetsk is supervised by the guys who work directly for the CIA, it will be so. The mechanism is running, and they will send in group after group. The groups are of 6-8 people. Many of them were trained in the United States.

Aug 15 10:38

From India To Copenhagen, Humanity And Sludge: To Give Up Would Be To Give In, To Give In Would Be To Let Them Win

It would be easy to say, “to hell with India.” It is easy to say, “to hell with India.” To hell with the whole squalid scene of humanity crawling through its own sludge.

From Theni, across the southern belt with its searing heat, with its endless advertisements for cement across to Madurai and beyond. Yes, the multi-billion-rupee cement industry hellbent on continuing the ever-expanding unfinished building site of concrete sprawl and ugliness that is becoming India. Reaching out towards the dusty roadside shacks and concrete box dwellings and huts with their roofs of vegetation.

Aug 15 10:26

How Fake Has Terror Become?

- PART 1 OF 3

In today’s show Richard speaks to Dr. Nick Kollerstrom about state fabricated terror

Aug 15 10:14

US, China, Koreas Revisit Diplomacy After Soaring Tensions

A flurry of threats last week had the whole region fearing a new Korean War was about to break out, but Monday gave way to at least a bit of an attempt by everyone involved to revisit the possibility of diplomacy.

That’s not to say that diplomacy is any more imminent this week than war was last week, but as North Korea put its Guam missile launches on hold, US officials against made it very clear they were at least open o a resolution that didn’t involve nuclear war.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un said that US should show itself to be committed to an alternative to the conflict, while US officials continued to reiterate how ready they were for war. Either way, both sides agree it was entirely the other side’s fault, and that it’s entirely up to the other side to stop the provocations.

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However this decision came down from Kim Jung Un to not send his missiles flying in a Guam-centric direction, the world is, collectively, breathing a sign of relief this morning.

The question is, what will the US, China, North and South Korea do now?!?

Will they take advantage of the slight ratcheting down of tensions in order to get to the conference table, and hammer out a true peace deal with which to replace the Armistice, in return for Kim Jung Un abandoning his nuclear program, and let North Korea trade, unimpeded by sanctions?!?

In the Chinese language, the ideogram for "Crisis" and "Opportunity" are one in the same; let us hope the US government takes great advantage of this slight lessening of tensions here.

Aug 15 10:12

South Korea Warns Trump Only It Can Declare War On North

"War must never break out again on the Korean Peninsula. Only the Republic of Korea can make the decision for military action on the Korean Peninsula" said South Korean president Moon in a forceful speech overnight.

Aug 15 10:08

BILL O’REILLY JUST SHUT DOWN THE ATTACKS AGAINST TRUMP WITH THIS KNOCK OUT PUNCH

Bill O’Reilly has a lot to say about what happened in Charlottesville this weekend, and is happening across America, including about what our President said about the violence.

Aug 15 10:08

Diamond And Silk Talk To Alex Jones About Suing YouTube

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