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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 17 17:28

@HenryMakow -- It is NEWS any time a liberal departs from the script.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah slams disgraced FBI adulterer Peter Strzok for setting up a GoFundMe page seeking to raise $500,000

Aug 17 16:38

Fish & Game cuts off bear’s head, removes jaw from man’s leg who shot the beast after bitten

New Mexico resident, rancher, and big-game hunter Bridger Petrini apparently learned his lesson after getting to close to an overly aggressive bear while exercising his dogs last month, reports KRQE News 13.

Aug 17 16:38

Fish & Game cuts off bear’s head, removes jaw from man’s leg who shot the beast after bitten

New Mexico resident, rancher, and big-game hunter Bridger Petrini apparently learned his lesson after getting to close to an overly aggressive bear while exercising his dogs last month, reports KRQE News 13.

Aug 17 15:23

Trump: I Will Revoke ‘Disgrace’ Bruce Ohr’s Security Clearance ‘Very Quickly’

Trump: I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace.

Aug 17 14:57

One of Brennan’s major concerns at this point has to be whether “honor-among-thieves” ethos will prevail

or whether some or all of his former partners in crime will latch onto the opportunity 2 “confess” to investigators: “Brennan made me do it.”

There’s more than meets the eye to President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearances that ex-CIA Director John Brennan

Aug 17 14:29

NYT doubles down, now claims anyone expressing any interest in Bruce Ohr is hostage to "conspiracy theory."

And media wonders why it is so disliked and untrusted. Huh.

Aug 17 14:26

CNN Just Sued The Government For Names And Home Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

BREAKING *** Judge Ellis just revealed in open court that he has been threatened over the Manafort case and refused to reveal the names of jurors.

Aug 17 14:24

Corbyn’s UK Labour Party is being made to fail – by design

Jonathan Cook says by adopting the full Zionist definition of ‘anti-Semitism’, the UK Labour Party “will jettison the principle of free speech and curtail critical debate about… Israel’, and with it betray its grassroots supporters and Palestinian victims of Israeli crimes. >>

Aug 17 14:24

"You look like an idiot": Defense secretary Mattis fires back at ‘anonymous source’

who claims military parade is postponed over $92M cost

Aug 17 13:37

The State of New California

New California is a new state in development exercising its constitutional Right to form from the State of California as codified under Article IV Section 3 of the United States Constitution and in the United States Declaration of Independence.

Aug 17 13:22

Nurse Has One-Year Old Son Stolen By Social Services Because Toy Car Too Small For Him!

A nurse has had her one-year-old son taken from her after a social worker complained about the way she let him sit in a toy car. The Social worker said that the toy car was inappropriate for his age and told a family court judge how she had concerns about the nurse's "basic parenting skills" after observing her with the child in a play area. Judge Eleanor Owens heard how the social worker also felt that the woman had not fed the boy appropriately and had not changed his nappy appropriately. I never knew that there was a government manual on feeding and changing babies and that to deviate from it could see your child stolen from you. Did you?!? I mean what the fuck like? The little boy has now been sent to live with relatives. His mum will have supervised visits.

Aug 17 12:53

Iowa High Court Nullifies Horrible U.S. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment Precedent

A recent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court effectively nullified bad U.S. Supreme Court precedent in the state. The decision was a win for privacy and demonstrates the how state-level action can undermine overreaching federal power.

The case revolved around a police search of Bion Ingram’s car that led to drug charges. Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the search was considered constitutional. But instead of trying to fight the battle in federal court, Ingram’s attorneys chose to challenge the search in state court under the Iowa state constitution. Ultimately, the Iowa high court found that the search violated Article 1 Sec. 8 of the Iowa Constitution.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable seizures and searches shall not be violated; and no warrant shall issue but on probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons and things to be seized.

Aug 17 12:34

What is with 3rd world men, and having sex with animals?

horrible story, scroll down

Aug 17 12:24

High Court Says No To Gender-Neutral Passports In Victory For Common Sense

Non-gendered rights campaigner Christie Elan-Cane was politely told to run along now by a High Court judge this morning. Thank God for common sense. She was told that there would be no X option available to passport applicants in the UK in the foreseeable future. So the non-gendered/non-binary will have to continue to choose between male and female when filling out the forms. Happy days, but it's only one small victory for common sense in this era of gender identity madness.

Aug 17 12:17

Political Correctness Is Totalitarianism On Steroids & Will Be The Death Of Free Speech If We Let It

The forces of political correctness have had a fabulous few weeks. As I write this the tears are streaming down my face I am laughing so hard. Honestly I'm not exaggerating, I do find it hilarious. Yes it's deadly serious too, I know that. Political Correctness ends in uniformity of thought and behaviour and ultimately the criminalisation of anything that doesn't conform. It's a mainstay of Cultural Marxism and is totalitarianism on steroids. Well my friend, the ante has been upped in the last month. Here are a few examples. Prepare for belly laughs!

Aug 17 11:20

Second Social Media Giant Blocks Republican Elizabeth Heng’s Ad

— Because Her Family’s Story Contains “Inappropriate Content”

Aug 17 11:08

Chronic Homelessness in one of the World’s Richest Countries

Homelessness is a continuing problem for America, even though it is one of the world’s richest nations and the wealthiest country on the North American continent.

Aug 17 11:06

A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

We are seeing today what the ‘kill switch’ really looks like. It really is more of corporate/government affair that targets unwanted information. This is the true form of the internet kill switch as it appears in 2018.

Aug 17 11:04

The 3 Trigger Terms Being Used to Stop Critical Thinking

Today, we find that thinking is a diminishing art, and in its place, sound bites and stop-thought terms are used to put the brakes on the mind. These terms are widely used as signals to prevent minds from looking too deeply at a topic or issue.

Aug 17 10:43

Woman, 28, quit the jetsetting world of private banking to launch a VERY flirty lingerie brand that combines sexiness with comfort - and now she's on course to make £1.1M by the end of this year

A woman who gave up her high-flying career in private banking to launch a lingerie brand is now on course to make £1.1M by the end of the year.

Aug 17 10:42

Invaluable Chinese art dating back to the Ming dynasty is being looted 'on order' from galleries across Europe amid claims Beijing could be to blame

Invaluable Chinese art has been stolen from museums all over Europe in a series of heists carried out over several years, and experts say they are ending up in the private collections of Beijing billionaires.

Aug 17 10:40

Husband appears shackled in court after the bodies of his missing pregnant wife and their two daughters whom he confessed to killing are found at the Colorado oil field where he worked

The husband accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, and then making an emotional televised appeal for their safe return, has appeared in court for the first time.
Christopher Watts, 33, was led into the court room in Weld County, Colorado on Thursday in an orange jumpsuit and shackles. He was denied bail during the appearance.

Aug 17 10:35

SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE UNVEILED AT ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL

Members of the Satanic Temple held a "Rally for the First Amendment” yesterday at the Arkansas State Capitol, where they unveiled an 8.5-foot bronze statue of Baphomet with two adoring children at his side to the Arkansas State Capitol. The Satanic Temple is suing the Federal Government for the right to permanently install the statue on the Capitol grounds, arguing that since the Capitol has a Ten Commandments monument, other religions must be allowed to display their symbols there, too.

Aug 17 10:17

Rand Paul talks Russia trip, Brennan security clearance

Aug 17 09:40

‘Illegal Rubber-Stamp’ Of Keystone XL Stalled As Federal Court Orders Full Review

Rejecting what critics have called the “illegal rubber-stamp” of the Keystone XL pipeline, a federal court in Great Falls, Montana has sided with opponents of the project and mandated a full...

Aug 17 09:35

A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.

(CNN)The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.

Aug 17 09:33

The Queen so mean she gave her friends old flowers: What’s more, Queen Mary never loved her husband George V and couldn’t stand Princess Margaret, as her biographer’s secret notes reveal

When it comes to frugality, the Queen cannot compete with her beloved grandmother. Queen Mary, the consort of George V, would recycle flowers from her vases as gifts when she visited her friends.

Aug 17 09:32

The first evidence for LIFE on earth has been identified in Australian fossils that contain tiny bacteria dating back 3.4 billion years, experts claim

Tiny fossilised bacteria dating back 3.4 billion years could be the first evidence of life on Earth, say scientists.
The microscopic remnants provide experts the opportunity to see at what the world looked like when it was barely one billion yeas old.

Aug 17 09:23

‘Too Big to Fail’: RussiaGate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack

One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism.

Aug 17 09:20

Canada Bans Bee-Killing Neonics While US Moves Backward

While Canadians are celebrating Canada's recognition of "the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides,” there is a catch. The U.S. meanwhile has...

Aug 17 09:13

Erdogan Claims CIA, Mossad Planning to Rescue US Pastor Andrew Brunson

Turkey's president claims the CIA and Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency, are planning a rescue mission of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Turkey's president Recep Erdogan reportedly told A-Haber TV, a channel owned by Erdogan's son-in-law, that members of the CIA and Mossad are staying in houses and apartments near Mr. Brunson's home.

Aug 17 09:05

You Probably Wont See this MSM Reporter Back on C-span Any Time Soon

Washington Times' Cheryl Chumley on Political News of the Day

cspan host tries and tries to push this lady back in to the media box, Unsuccessfully

CALLER TOPICS INCLUDE ALEX JONES + SETH RICH/ASSANGE

Aug 17 08:41

Mozilla/Firefox goes all in for EVIL… pushes corporate news collusion to silence independent media

Remember the day you found out Google was steeped in pure evil? So you sought out a different browser to escape the evil overlords that run Chrome.

Many of us sought out Firefox from Mozilla, an organization with a strong history supporting free speech and open access to information.

Aug 17 08:37

Investigators find bodies believed to be 2 young daughters of father arrested for murder

Colorado investigators believe they have found the bodies of two young girls whose father is accused of killing them, officials said.

Aug 17 08:36

Arrested teen says his teacher called the police on him for wearing a bandana to school

The police were called on a high school student who refused to remove his bandana. (Photo: Getty Images)
A group of high school students launched a peaceful protest to support a classmate whose teacher reportedly called the police on him because he wore a bandana.

Aug 17 08:35

Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade

President Trump on Friday blamed local Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.

Aug 17 07:08

Retired Navy Admiral Asks Trump To Revoke His Clearance, Too!

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Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

>>>

(*he made his statement to The WAPost )

Aug 17 06:58

Mysterious X-37B military space plane nears one year in orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane has winged past 340 days in orbit performing secretive duties during the program’s fifth flight.

Aug 17 06:49

Tearful Elon Musk's meltdown: Tesla CEO asks for someone to take his job, admits he relies on Ambien and that friends worry about his health - but claims he was 'not on weed' when he sent privatization tweet amid concerns about his drug use

Elon Musk has given an extraordinary interview during which he burst out in tears, asked for someone to take his job as Tesla CEO and admitted he relies on Ambien to sleep.

The 47-year-old is facing mounting pressure and an SEC investigation over a tweet sent last week claiming to have 'secured funding' to take Tesla private.

Today's interview with the New York Times is likely to increase that pressure after he admitted to a raft of personal problems, exhaustion and says his friends are concerned for his health.

Musk described the past year as 'excruciating' and the 'most difficult and most painful year of his career'.

Aug 17 06:42

Facebook misled advertisers with inflated ‘potential reach,’ lawsuit says

Intellihub editor’s note: Finally, someone figured out that Facebook’s advertising program is a total waste of money and now Facebook may have to answer.

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Facebook allegedly misled advertisers on its platform by demonstrating it had a far larger audience size in U.S. cities and states than it actually had, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Aug 17 00:26

American fascism

Few people ever come to the realism that big government in cooperation with big business (fascism) work together to perpetually extract labor, wealth and liberty from the people.-- The key to this conspiracy is to keep the people dependent on the government under what is euphemistically called “public policy.”

Aug 17 00:23

Sen. Schumer and cronies officially ‘declare’ that mainstream media is not the enemy

The Senate on Thursday went on record declaring “that the press is not the enemy of the people” – a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who declares the opposite on a regular basis.

Aug 17 00:07

Mozilla / Firefox goes all in for EVIL… pushes corporate news collusion to silence independent media

It’s time to dump Firefox. Like all the other tech giants, Mozilla is going to abuse and exploit its position of market dominance to control what you read, watch and hear. That’s pure evil, and it’s the kind of evil we’ve all now come to expect from Google, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Now you can add Mozilla to that list.

Aug 17 00:01

Modern Censorship Is Voluntary

Censorship is an enormous problem that the internet temporarily freed us from. Now we’re seeing the State leverage the tech giants to once again control the flow of information. All of us that are aware of this problem have the solution in our hands. Instead of worrying about it and complaining about it we should migrate off the websites that are being used as blinders and discover new platforms that are building a business around privacy and openness. These tools are available and the more quickly we all migrate to them the move value we will all receive from them. It’s time we all did our part. Just be prepared to read, see and hear ideas that one might not like.

Aug 16 23:27

Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Intrusive Subway Security – All Riders Will “Volunteer”

Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers they are subject to body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary, Wiggins said, but customers who choose not to be screened won’t be able to ride on the subway.

Aug 16 17:56

Would you buy a self driving car? Researchers find nearly half of all Americans WON'T

The Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility Study found that consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed - but that people still want to be able to drive themselves.

49 per cent of respondents said they would never own a fully-autonomous car, known in the industry as a Level 5 vehicle, researchers found, up from 30 per cent in 2016.

It also found 84 per cent want to have the option to drive themselves even in a self-driving vehicle, compared to 16 per cent who would feel comfortable letting an autonomous vehicle drive them without the option of being able to take control.

Aug 16 15:31

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: 'Don't vote for the ching-chong!'

...but Trump supporters are the racists.

Aug 16 15:20

Creepy Porn Lawyer with a restraining order by his ex-wife says he can beat President Trump in 2020. Get ready to laugh

Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti Tells Iowans He's 'Exploring A Run For The Presidency' | TIME

Aug 16 15:20

Turkey Stocks, Lira Slide After Mnuchin Threatens More Sanctions

The Lira and Turkish stocks are sliding notably after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned that Washington is preparing more sanctions for Turkey due to the lack of progress on the release of Pastor Brunson.

Following a Turkish court's refusal yesterday to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, Mnuchin warned at a White House cabinet meeting today that U.S. has more sanctions prepared for Turkey if Brunson isn't quickly released.

Additionally, as Bloomberg reports, President Donald Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday that Turkey hasn’t turned out to be a great friend to the U.S., and he complained that his administration secured the release of a Turkish citizen from an unnamed country on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s behalf.

“We got somebody out for him,” Trump said, from “some place,” but Turkey continues to hold pastor Andrew Brunson. It’s “not right” and a “terrible thing,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I might suggest that Turkey's Edrogan back down here; if economic destabilization does not work, look for DC to try something more drastic.

Aug 16 15:16

Matt Taibbi Warns Censorship Does Not End Well

After Trump’s shocking win in 2016, everyone turned to Facebook and Google to fix “fake news.” But nobody had a coherent definition of what constitutes it.

Many on the left lamented the Wikileaks releases of Democratic Party emails, but those documents were real news, and the complaint there was more about the motives of sources, and editorial emphasis, rather than accuracy.

When Google announced it was tightening its algorithm to push “more authoritative content” last April, it defined “fake news” as “…blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information.”

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It isn’t clear, but within short order, a whole range of alternative sites (from Alternet to Truthdig to the World Socialist Website) started complaining about significant drops in traffic, apparently thanks to changed search processes.

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Aug 16 15:12

Pompeo Forms "Iran Action Group" To Coordinate All Iran Strategy, Reports Directly To White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States has formed an "Iran Action Group" within the State Department to guide Washington's post-nuclear deal policy. The group will coordinate all activity and policy related to Iran, including inter-agency initiatives after President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May.

Pompeo told reporters the action group would be "directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity."

It is to be headed by current State Department director of policy planning Brian Hook, who will in turn report directly to Pompeo. Hook has been a lead negotiator attempting to pressure European allies to significantly alter prior commitments related to the international deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for the brilliantly coordinated demonization propaganda to start rolling out of the White House, Pentagon, State Department in huge fertilizer tubs soon, most probably after the Labor Day holiday.

What the hell has Iran actually done to deserve so much attention from the US government?!?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing; but of course, that will not be good enough for Israel, which wants to see Iran regime changed and balkanized.

But of course, Israel is ordering these actions from the US government only at the costs.... of American blood and American money.

Aug 16 15:03

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win."

The annual report to Congress, released Thursday, highlights China's growing military, economic and diplomatic clout and how Beijing is leveraging this to rapidly build its international footprint and establish regional dominance.

In the case of China's air power, the report states that Chinese bombers are developing capabilities to hit targets as far from China as possible.

"Over the last three years, the PLA (People's Liberation Army) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and allied targets," the document states, noting how China is pushing its operations out into the Pacific.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, the US military is planning no such strikes against China or her allies in the Pacific?!?

Are we to congratulate the Pentagon for its magnificent grasp of the obvious?!?

Aug 16 14:57

Detroit Democrat Bettie Cook Scott on Her Asian Opponent: “Don’t Vote for the Ching-Chong”

Democrat Bettie Cook Scott stood outside the polling stations on Tuesday and urged voters not to cast a ballot for her Asian opponent.
Scott told the voters, “Don’t vote for ching-chang!” and don’t vote for “ching-chong.”

The Metro Times reported:

More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Sen. District 1. Chang won the election with 49 percent of the vote; Scott came in third with 11 percent of the vote.

What a lovely gal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am appalled at this behaviour, on the part of Scott and her supporters.

Is THIS what the political process in this country has become, post the 2016 elections?!? Then God help us all!!

Aug 16 14:45

Turkey Ready for War, Says Erdogan, US Involved in Financial Warfare against Turkey

According to the Islamist Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit quoted by Ahvalnews, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is ready for war.

“The secret to successful states is their readiness for war. We are ready with everything we have,” said Erdo?an on Monday in a meeting with ambassadors in Ankara.

According to reports, the US has instrumented a currency war targeted against the Turkish lira.

“Erdo?an’s comments come as the Turkish currency continues to slide against the U.S. dollar following Washington’s announcement of sanctions against Ankara this month”. Ahvalnews

The decline is indicated in the chart below (Bloomberg), from 4.85 Lira to the dollar on July 16 to approximately 5.94 Lira to the dollar on August 16.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Erdogan, a word, please: if one follows the injunction of Hammurabi's code, which advocated "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth", one winds up with a population which is blind and toothless.

So please, let's take a step back from the brink; you cannot get your NATO brothers to stand with you against the US; you do not have the resources
or wherewithal to fight the US militarily; so the only issue with which to "fight", if one can use that word, is economic.

And on that ground, you are losing, mightily.

I would respectfully suggest that Turkish and American ambassadors start speaking with each other, to ratchet down this war of words.

In the end, this posture on your part will only serve to cause the US government to attempt more destabilization against your country, possibly by inciting your Kurdish population to revolt; and if that were to happen, what would happen to your power base?!?

Aug 16 14:36

Israel Again Tests Chemical Weapons on Gaza Protesters

Also on Friday, a 14-year-old child inhaled an unknown neurotoxin that has left him in a coma.

The child’s father released this statement August 14th:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would be so proud of these Israeli "medical experiments" on Palestinian kids!!!

Aug 16 14:31

US to Send More Marines to Norway, Angering Russia

In a move Russian officials immediately labeled as “unfriendly,” the Norwegian Defense Ministry has announced that the US will be more than doubling the number of Marines stationed inside Norway, bringing yet more combat troops to Russia’s northern border.

Officially, the US says the troops are there only for “training purposes.” Initially this was presented as a chance for the Marines to learn how to ski, in the event they are at some point doing alpine conflict. Norway’s officials similarly say this is not intended to target Russia.

Yet the US has, for years, been adding more and more troops to countries all along Russia’s frontier, and these deployments to Norway are expected to last at least five years, a long time to learn how to ski if they don’t figure that might include skiing into Russia for a war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh.... to teach US marines skiing?!?

This doesn't pass the "smell test"; sorry, Pentagon.

Aug 16 14:27

'You Won't See Your Kids': Reza Aslan Reveals He Was Detained by Shin Bet at Israeli Border

Aslan posted on Twitter that Peter Beinart's expose of his detention by the Shin Bet while entering Israel has prompted him to tell his own detention story.

(THREAD) Peter’s experience has spurred me to share mine.

2 weeks ago, as I was crossing back into Israel from Jordan, I was separated from my family and detained by Shin Bet. “We can make it so you don’t see your kids for a long time” I was warned.

The Shin Bet lady, who already knew everything about me and my family’s journey around the world, began with “You think because you’re a public person I can’t do whatever I want with you?”

I was floored. This is how interrogations begin in police states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My dear Mr. Aslan, did you not understand that Israel has become one of the most Stazi-like nations on earth, and has devolved into an horrifically apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

How in the world could you NOT have known this?!?

But the question I would raise here, is... what else will you do with your new-found knowledge?!?

Most probably, if you want to keep your job, absolutely nothing; as we well understand, criticism of Israel, even for any absolutely legitimate reason, is the journalistic equivalent of swallowing the Koolaid.

Mike and I would love to see Israel, but because of the honest criticism we have leveled at the actions of its government against the Palestinians, even if we got to Ben Gurion Airport, we would most probably be beaten up within an inch of our lives, and turned back around.

Aug 16 14:04

US Military Spending Bill Could Target al-Jazeera as ‘Foreign Agent’

Foreign-owned media outlets that don’t always tow the line in the US could find themselves under dramatically increased scrutiny under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with analysts predicting that al-Jazeera will be the first news media outlet to fall victim.

The NDAA provisions were designed by groups openly hostile to al-Jazeera, and are aimed at forcing the news outlet, and others, to register as “foreign agents” because of their ties to overseas governments, and especially because of their content.

Al-Jazeera is already facing hostility across the Middle East, because they’re based in Qatar, and Saudi Arabia really doesn’t like Qatar. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others called on the Justice Department to investigate al-Jazeera in particular for being “anti-semitic and anti-Israel,” saying they believe that makes it a ‘state-controlled propaganda arm.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this government.

I would very much suggest to our readers and listeners that they read the foreign press in English is much as they can; it will give you some kind of clue about what the US government is doing that domestic outlets won't dare to mention (like the current US-enabled Saudi genocide in Yemen.)

Aug 16 14:01

YouTube Retracts Strikes From Stefan Molyneux's Account

the empire is on the run

Aug 16 13:58

Saudis Spinning the Optics of Dead Schoolchildren

Why do Americans help manage their PR? This week in particular, our role has been shameful.

It has been a trying couple of weeks for Saudi Arabia. First, a tweet from an account associated with the Saudi government appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack if they continued to “stick their nose where it doesn’t belong.” The infographic within the tweet featured an Air Canada jet flying towards the Toronto skyline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the Saudis, with US "guidance" and mid-air refueling, bomb hospitals, schools, and school buses all the time in Yemen; in their minds, the assassination of innocent school children is utterly no big deal.

To paraphrase the American poet Gertrude Stein, "A genocide... is a genocide.. is a genocide.", pure and simple.

And with a genocide, you kill everyone you possibly can kill, right?!? Schoolkids, women, and the medically fragile elderly; all grist for the US-enabled Saudi death machine, right?!?

I don't know about you, but the cold, hard reality that the US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen, troubles me very deeply.

Unfortunately, Mike and I are too broke, and too old, to take up residence in a country with the kind of moral compass which would never allow such a thing to happen.

And given that the Yemeni Houthi rebels have proven so resilient over the last 3 years, I have to wonder just why the B.O.Y. (AKA the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia's Prince bin Salman) has not ordered a complete carpet bombing of the country; I am quite sure that his BFF, Amerika's Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, would authorize Raytheon's selling him thousands more bombs in a heartbeat if he wanted them... with which to kill more school children; women, and the medically fragile elderly.

And we have a companion piece to this, also courtesy of antiwar.com:

Slain bus full of children raises questions about the US role in Yemen war

Looks for those questions to go completely unanswered by this administration, which very much believes in killing for profit, and by the mantra "War is good for business!!"

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