Aug 01 00:01

The Real “Fake News” from Government Media

In the end, Facebook, Twitter and Google might want to reconsider relying on the mainstream news media led by the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, and instead include citizen journalists and non-government-sycophant media to provide news and information.

Jul 31 16:05


Last week, the ACLU of Northern California revealed that Amazon’s Rekognition face surveillance software identified 28 members of Congress as people who have been previously arrested for a crime. The only problem? They were false matches. Unsurprisingly, the 28 members of Congress falsely matched to the mugshot database were disproportionately people of color. While Congress is only 20 percent people of color, they were 40 percent of those falsely matched by Rekognition.

Lawmakers reacted swiftly to the report. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) fired off a letter to 39 federal law enforcement agencies, among them ICE and the FBI, demanding information about how they use face surveillance technologies. Senator Markey and Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) also sent a letterto Jeff Bezos himself, asking the billionaire for more details about Rekognition and a list of its government users.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Police departments need to educate themselves as to the potentially horrific costs, with lawsuits piling up, as this version of AI continues to make horrific mistakes in its misidentification of people.

Jul 31 16:02


In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no "democracy" in Israel, if there ever was one, courtesy of the Knesset having passed the "Nation/State Law", turning non-Jewish residents of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem into third-class citizens.

IF you happen to know any students who are looking to profit from disseminating fake news about Israel, please ask them if they have looked at the moral consequences of such activities.

Jul 31 15:56

Ominous 'Fire Cloud' Looms Over California Hellscape As Exhausted Firefighters Battle Fatigue

As California battles its 7th most destructive wildfire in state history, Mendocino County resident Dylan Duarte captured a giant mushroom cloud rising above hills in the distance.

Known as a pyrocumulus cloud, the ominous red weather formations usually occur over volcanic eruptions or forest fires when intensely heated air triggers an upward motion that pushes smoke and water vapor to rapidly rise. They can develop their own weather patters, including thunderstorms with severe winds which then further fan the flames.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for everyone affected, and for the first responders, battling not only the fires, but also enormous physical fatigue.

Jul 31 15:48

Freedom of Navigation Doctrine Challenged: The de facto threat to shipping through the Bab al-Mandab must not be allowed to stand

With all the media focus on President Trump’s recent meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a major event took place last week in the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, which received little notice. The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have acknowledged that they fired a missile supplied by Iran from the vicinity of the port city of Hodeida that hit a Saudi Aramco tanker. In response, even though there was little damage, Saudi Arabia has suspended all its shipping from transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Clearly, the Houthi rebels have seriously challenged the internationally-recognized “Freedom of Navigation” doctrine. The concept is that the internationally-recognized open waters of the world, including all strategic straits, should remain open and free for all commercial shipping. By extension, this includes the peaceful transit of naval forces as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Admiral Lyons, a word, please: just in case you have missed this development, Saudi Arabia has been at war against Yemen for the last 3 years, sir.

It is a war where Saudi war crimes are enabled by the US government, and the US military. These targets include innocent women, children, the medically fragile elderly, hospitals, schools and residences. Children are starving, and dying of (potentially weaponised) cholera, courtesy of Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports.

These images of Yemen are what people should be seeing in their nightly news, but are not: (warning: horrifically graphic)

Images: Yemeni children assassinated in Saudi bombing runs

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen's forgotten war.

As I am a Christian pacifist activist, I have a moral responsibility to witness to these war crimes, and will never fail to do so, as information comes available from independent resources.

Admiral, I understand your concern about oil traffic not getting affected by this war, in light that the Yemeni Houthi saw this Saudi tanker a reasonable target for retribution against Saudi Arabia.

This kind of attack could potentially continue to go for years, as a retaliation for the Saudi bombing creating a genocide in Yemen.

But Admiral, I do have a modest proposal with which I believe that even you might concur.

International Leaders need to get Saudi Arabia to stop dropping bombs on Yemen, and create an environment where a political resolution between the Houthi rebels, the Yemeni people, and the Saudi government here is possible.

THAT, sir, would cure the problem.

And BTW, concerning your accusation that an Iranian missile was used: where, please, is your incontrovertible proof that this was the case?!? Where is the forensic evidence your claim is actually true?!?

Because unless the world can see the forensics, there is no way to know who manufactured the missile, is there, sir?!?

Jul 31 15:46

The end of MoviePass? Discount card hikes prices by 50% and bans users from seeing blockbusters for two weeks in bid to stay afloat

MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks.

The new $15-a-month rate for up to one movie each day still won't make MoviePass profitable.

Because it typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets - which can be $15 or more in big cities - a movie or two can put the service in the red.

Jul 31 15:31

Spotify Welcomes Alex Jones’ InfoWars as Its Latest Podcast, Calling Him a ‘Seasoned Radio Broadcaster’

YouTube is pulling down InfoWars videos and Facebook has suspended Alex Jones’ account. But it looks like Spotify has no problems hosting the right-wing radio show.

The podcast addition surfaced over the past 24-48 hours, apparently in the latest batch of new shows. Spotify has gone so far as to call Alex Jones a ‘seasoned radio broadcaster’ in their description of the Infowars podcast.

This move to host Alex Jones is baffling to many Spotify users, as the company has recently removed songs from rappers like R. Kelly and XXX Tentacion, citing their ‘Hateful Conduct Policy’ as the reason. Alex Jones has been at the forefront of massive right-wing conspiracies, with direct incidents of harm and violence resulting.

Spotify is best known as a music streaming service, but it also hosts podcasts and is aiming to broaden this area.

Jul 31 15:20

Lucky us, Al Franken wants back in

Jul 31 14:49

Peter Thiel On Backing Trump: The Establishment 'Glosses Over' All The Problems In Our Society

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel discussed his support for President Donald Trump in an interview released Sunday in the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche and why he feels we're in an "apocalyptic battle" with a "center-left establishment in both Western Europe and the US" which "glosses over all the short- and long-term problems in our societies."

Jul 31 14:08

Mark Cuban on artificial intelligence: ‘If you Don’t think a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy

Billionaire Mark Cuban didn’t hold back when he recently discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence. Refusing to mince words, Cuban said, “Let me scare the s— out of you, all right? If you don’t think by the time most of you are in your mid-40s that a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy.”

Jul 31 13:33

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’

Jul 31 13:19

Kellyanne Conway admits to collusion.... with voters in Michigan and Wisconsin

Reporters Chase Kellyanne Down To Ask About Collusion – Conway Shows Them Real Collusion | WOMP WOMP

Jul 31 13:15

PIC --- Transvestite reading to children in the Michele Obama library

Transvestite dressed as a the god of lust and hedonism . Nothing wrong here.

Jul 31 13:11

Autonomous robots already replacing Walmart workers tasks, doing inventory

Autonomous robots are now working the aisles at 50 select Walmart stores and are essentially replacing employee tasks by taking inventory and doing various jobs.

Jul 31 13:11

Don’t mention Western aggression! The Economist blames polygamy for wars

According to The Economist, polygamy is a key factor in civil wars and conflict. How convenient to blame it all on ‘the natives’ and their ‘backward’ customs, obscuring the role of the US and its allies in destabilizing regions.
In the 1930 Marx Brothers comedy ‘Animal Crackers’ Groucho Marx proposes to two women at the same time. One protests: “But that's bigamy!” Groucho replies: “Yes and that's big-a-me, too. It's big of all of us. Let's be big for a change. I'm sick of these conventional marriages!”

We know the Economist isn’t a great fan of Karl Marx, and it’s doubtful it would approve of Groucho much either – or at least the idea of him taking two wives. You see, it would probably lead to armed conflict.

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Jul 31 13:07

US Plans to Show No Evidence of Collusion with Russia at Manafort Trial

US special counsel Robert Mueller indicted former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort during the course of the investigation into alleged collusion between the campaign and the Russian government, but doesn’t plan on bringing any evidence to court regarding that charge in the trial starting July 31.

"The government does not intend to present at trial evidence or argument concerning collusion with the Russian government," Assistant US Attorney Uzo Asonye wrote in a document filed with the court earlier this month.

Instead, the most serious charge Manafort faces is bank fraud (and a lot of it). US District Judge T.S. Ellis III is overseeing the trial hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Washington metro area.

Specifically, Asonye said prosecutors planned to furnish evidence showing that Manafort obtained $16 million in loans in a quid pro quo deal with banker Stephen Calk, who wanted to work in the Trump administration and saw Manafort as a path to achieve that goal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait a moment; isn't Mueller's charge in this case to prove Russian collusion?!?

This is a "Slime-by" on the part of Mueller against President Trump, trying to demonize him by way of these accusations against Manafort, which may well be utterly founded.

But President Trump, should, by this point in time, have learned a very hard political lesson with both Cohen and Manafort; you have to vet the people with whom you are going to surround yourself to the max; otherwise, this kind of thing can happen, courtesy of the Never-Trumpers.

Jul 31 12:38

Horrifying moment nurse visiting daughter's grave is fatally dowsed with acid as she is caught in crossfire of violent drug deal row - as teenager is jailed for 17 years for her manslaughter

A remorseless killer who was found guilty of the first acid attack death in the UK hurled abuse at the court as he was jailed for manslaughter, today, shouting 'f*** you bro' at the judge.

Xeneral Webster, 19, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Joanne Rand part way through his trial in April at Reading Crown Court.

He admitted killing the dementia nurse by splashing her from head to toe in acid during a fight with another man in Frogmoor, High Wycombe on June 3 last year.

But as the length of his prison term was read out, he shouted at the judge: 'All of you will probably dead by the time I am out of here, f*** you bro'.
Ms Rand was sitting alone on a bench after visiting her daughter's grave.

Webster was arguing with a man nearby when he took a bottle of acid from his bag. It was knocked out of Webster's hand and splashed Ms Rand from head to toe.

The nurse died eleven days later from multiple organ failure after contracting septicaemia due to the burns.

Jul 31 12:38

Meghan Markle 'is at her wits' end over her father's public outbursts' - but Kate has been a 'pillar of support' amid family drama after the pair bonded over tea and tennis

The Duchess of Sussex has maintained a dignified silence around her father's public outbursts, but behind closed doors she is said to be 'at her wits' end'.

Jul 31 12:12

"I Go Days Without Eating": Some Amazon Workers Left Homeless After Workplace Injuries

Workplace safety incidents have been a major topic of discussion at certain high-flying companies over the last couple of months, but one of the names that hasn’t recently been mentioned has been Amazon. With the release of a new report by The Guardian early this week, that may very well change.

Amazon employees who suffer workplace safety incidents may be forgotten and left behind - with one report of a woman who was literally left "homeless", living in her car in a fulfillment warehouse parking lot and going "days without eating". Other employees claim that Amazon has failed to accept their workman's compensation filings and that the company has tried to "settle" with them for a pittance in a manner that absolves Amazon of all liability.

The new expose published over the weekend came just days after it was widely reported that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth had eclipsed $150 billion after Amazon stock rallied to all time highs after its most recent earnings report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man appears to have all the ethics of a rusty meat grinder; and I am going to get emails from rusty meat grinders for that analogy!!

Jul 31 12:10

BRICTS: Turkey Is Getting Off The US Reservation

This year’s BRICS Summit was a big show. No question. The main event was provided by Turkish President cum Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan wants to a a “T” to the acronym, making them the BRICTS.

Erdogan also made it very clear Turkey’s shift away from the West will proceed faster if the bullying and marginalization continue. For months now, Turkey has struggled with a crashing Lira and sovereign bond market.

The poster child for the unfolding sovereign debt crisis.

The Trump Administration knows that Turkey is slipping from its grasp. Do you ever wonder why certain countries’ currencies get trashed when others with worse balance sheets or balance of trade don’t?

You should. Because asking that simple question will lead you to asking “Why X? Why Now?”

And in Turkey’s case it is for many reasons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, Trump Administration; by pushing Turkey away from the US, you are driving them into an ever-growing relationship with Iran; China; and Russia. Bravo there, well done!!

Jul 31 12:06

NATO Is A Goldmine For US Weapons' Industries

Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump to increase their spending on weapons, and the reasons for his insistence they do so are becoming clearer.

It’s got nothing to do with any defence rationale, because, after all, the Secretary General of the US-NATO military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has admitted that “we don’t see any imminent threat against any NATO ally” and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recorded in its 2018 World Report that “at $66.3 billion, Russia’s military spending in 2017 was 20 per cent lower than in 2016.”

Even Radio Free Europe, the US government's anti-Russia broadcaster, records that Russia has reduced its defence spending.

There is demonstrably no threat whatever to any NATO country by Russia, but this is considered irrelevant in the context of US arms’ sales, which are flourishing and being encouraged to increase and multiply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, is doing very well by this country's military industrial complex.

Jul 31 12:03

Child Brides In Turkey

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute,

Where would you like your daughter to be when she is 13? In school, or in bed with a grown man? The answer to this question is largely beyond argument in much of the world. In Islamic societies, however -- including non-Arab and theoretically secular Turkey -- the answer is anyone's guess. Usually in such states, the police power of the government does not fight the patriarchal tradition; instead, it supports it.

Turkey's president from 2007 to 2014, was a 30-year-old man when he married his wife Hayrünnisa (right) when she was 15 years old. (Photo by NATO press office via Getty Images)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Turkey seriously wants to become fully accepted into the family of 21st century nations, this practice has got to stop, period, end of discussion.

Jul 31 11:58

Trump Considering Unilateral $100 Billion Tax Cut On The Wealthy

We may have an idea what was the (leaked) reason for today's selloff in Treasurys, which pushed the 10Y yield just shy of 3.00%.

According to the NYT, the Trump administration is considering a $100 billion unilateral tax cut meant to mainly help the wealthy, and is hopes to bypass Congress in implementing it "a legally tenuous maneuver that would cut capital gains taxation and fulfill a long-held ambition of many investors and conservatives."

However, despite the NYT's alarmist take, Trump's proposal actually does make some sense: what it calls for is to inflation-adjust one's long-term cost basis when calculating capital gains tax. Considering that various welfare programs like Social Security are already indexed for Cost of Living Adjustments, the idea is probably not that outlandish, especially if inflation were to suddenly explode higher.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "trickle up Trumponomics" for the 1%, I see.

Jul 31 11:35

Stocks, Yuan Surge After US, China Said To Seek Restart Of Trade Talks

With the next wave of US tariffs set to hit as soon as Wednesday, and with trade negotiations stalled for weeks, Beijing and Washington are said to be eager to trying talks in order to avert a full-blown trade war, according to Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the effort.

According to Bloomberg sources, representatives of Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage in negotiations. However, they have cautioned that a specific timetable, the issues to be discussed and the format for talks aren’t finalized, but at least there is agreement among the principals that more talks need to take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me slightly hopeful here: neither country really needs a trade war at this time.

Jul 31 11:34

Turley: Paul Manafort Is Probably Going To Jail; Here's What He's Up Against

Authored by Jonathan Turley via The Hill

Paul Manafort gambles against all odds at trial

Hunter Thompson once decried the fleeting fortunes of gamblers as “tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.” Paul Manafort is about to discover if he is one of those “blinking toads.” The trial of the former Trump presidential campaign chairman in Virginia, on more than a dozen criminal counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and reporting violations, is about to begin. Rather than take a plea, Manafort has taken the gamble of a trial and the lingering chance of a pardon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Mueller is doing here is "Sliming President Trump by association", even though these charges do not appear to have any relationship whatsoever with alleged "Russian Collusion".

Jul 31 11:29

Philadelphia Plunders Its Property-Owners For Cash

So, desperate for revenue, the local government has been relying on an old tactic to get their hands on every spare penny they can.

The city of Philadelphia owns the local gas company - Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). It’s essentially a local government monopoly.

And over the last few years, PGW developed an automated system to comb its billing records, find delinquent accounts, and file a lien on those properties.

If you’re not familiar with real estate law, a ‘lien’ is a formally-registered security interest in which your property serves as collateral for a debt.

When you borrow money from the bank to buy a home, for example, the bank registers a lien over your home for the value of the mortgage.

The lien prevents you from selling the home until you satisfy the debt. It also means that if you don’t pay the debt, the lienholder (the bank, or the gas company) can seize the property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those Philadelphians who can, will start "voting with their feet", and leave the state as soon as possible.

Those who cannot, will be even further marginalized by corrupt and inept city management.

Jul 31 11:23

Iran currency drops 18% in two days

Iran's currency traded at a fresh record-low of 119,000 to the dollar on Tuesday, a loss of nearly two-thirds of its value since the start of the year as US sanctions loom.

The Iranian rial has been crashing in recent days as the country anxiously awaits the reimposition of full US sanctions, starting on August 6.

It hit 100,000 to the dollar for the first time on Sunday and continued its decline, losing 18 percent of its value in less than two days.

On January 1, the dollar was worth 42,900 rials.

The government has been in crisis mode, replacing its central bank chief last week.

The central bank issued a statement on Monday, blaming the currency volatility on the "enemies' conspiracy" and vowing fresh counter-measures "in the coming days".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

August 6th is this coming Monday; one has to wonder what the Iranian government and central bank can actually do to reverse this horrific economic downward spiral.

Jul 31 11:17

"Better Bring Our Own Guns" - Portland Antifa Plotting "Direct Confrontation" At Pro-Trump Rally"

A violent Antifa cell based in Portland, Oregon is planning a "direct confrontation" with participants in a pro-Trump rally next Saturday, according to a call to action on the leftist website "It's Going Down."

“Rose City Antifa has continued their great work of doxxing the Portland area Proud Boys involved in this violence, and is also calling for militant antifascist resistance against Patriot Prayer,” reads the posting first reported by Cassandra Fairbanks of the Gateway Pundit.

The Rose City Antifa group notably clashed with members of Patriot Prayer and the pro-Trump "Proud Boys" in early June, which resulted in a viral video of a member of Antifa being knocked out during a melee started by the violent "resistance" group.

Jul 31 11:17

American inferno: 90 wildfires from Texas to Oregon as deadly Carr fire causes tens of thousands of people to be evacuated

Five people are now known to be dead, two of them children with 17 missing and tens of thousands evacuated as the "Carr Fire" destroys 84,000 acres (34,000 hectares) of land an area three times bigger than the city of San Francisco.

The fire is being fed by strong winds and only 5% of the blaze is contained.
The blaze was one of about a dozen major wildfires burning across California on Saturday and of nearly 90 overall from Texas to Oregon.

According to Reuters, the fires which started Thursday driven by gale-force winds exploded into a firestorm that leapt the Sacramento River and engulfed whole neighbourhoods in and around Redding, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives in a chaotic evacuation.

A private bulldozer operator on the fire line and a Redding firefighter were killed in the conflagration. The nearby town of Keswick, with a population of about 450, was reduced to ash.

Jul 31 11:15

Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza

But the fact is, Israel cannot claim a right to use any force in Gaza — whether moderate or excessive, proportionate or disproportionate; whether protesters are unarmed or armed, don’t or do pose an imminent threat to life. If it appears otherwise, that’s because the current debate ignores critical caveats in international law and abstracts from the specific situation in Gaza.

What International Law Says

To justify its use of force in Gaza, Israel claims the right to prevent alien intrusion into its sovereign territory. An Israeli legal commentator observes that this professed concern for the sanctity of the Gaza “border” is opportunistically selective. Israel invades Gaza at will; only when Palestinians seek to cross in the other direction does the fence become sacrosanct.

The Palestinian people in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza are struggling to achieve their internationally validated “right to self-determination” (International Court of Justice).

Jul 31 11:14

Can Goats Save The Country From Wildfires?

The U.S. is not the only nation with drought-ridden regions that are extremely susceptible to wildfires.

Jul 31 11:08

Heavy Fighting Kills Dozens South of Yemen’s Key Port City

While the first airstrikes against Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah show that fighting is likely to quickly return to focusing on the port itself, in recent days, witnesses say heavy fighting has raged just south of the city.

A lot of the fighting on the ground is in and around Zabid, one of the oldest towns in Yemen and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dozens of fighters were reported to have been killed on both sides of the fight.

The Hodeidah Province was mostly under the control of the Houthi rebels, and the Saudi-led forces are pushing into the area, trying to take over the vital aid port. This is the last aid port under rebel control, and the source of food imports for about 70% of Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The B.O.Y. (The Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Prince Bin Salman) and the US's Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, both want to see disease and starvation, and untargeted assassinations coming from the destruction of this Yemeni port to continue, unabated.

And THIS is what that looks like to Yemeni kids on the ground: (warning: graphic images follow)

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing runs

Yemeni children starving to death, courtesy of Saudi port blockades

And your government is enabling these Saudi war crimes by providing guidance and refueling to the fighter jets causing this genocide.

How does it feel to be a citizen of a country enabling war crimes in Yemen?!? Not very good, is it, living in this (alleged and former) bastion of "democracy", the Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika?!?

It takes all the energy and discipline I have sometimes, to look at events like this, and not just fall apart at the seams. But when I look at the faces of the kids in these photos, dead, and dying, I understand that giving up on being a peaceful, Christian witness to these crimes is something I cannot, morally, afford to do right now.

Jul 31 11:05

Ninth Circuit: Trump Supporters Brutalized By Liberal Mob Can Still Sue San Jose Police Department

Remember the Trump rally in San Jose, California In June of 2016? It was a complete and total disgrace, not because it was a Trump rally, but because hordes intolerant liberals decided it was totally fine to assault people with whom they disagree politically. Punches were thrown, along with eggs, at Trump supporters because, well, they weren’t supporting Hillary Clinton. This is the Left. This is how they all are: intolerant, insufferable, condescending, unhinged, and violent. Wait—what about the San Jose police? Well, they totally lost control of the situation, leading to scores of anti-Trump protesters chasing down Trump supporters. It was mob rule. It’s behavior liberals desperately want in this country: a tyrannical mob beating up people they hate. It’s why the upcoming 2018 and 2020 elections are so critical, folks. We cannot let these despicable people win.

Jul 31 10:57

Suffering starts all over again in Gaza

Fadel Abu al-Qumsan has survived two attacks in the past four years.

Early on 3 August 2014, Israel bombed his home in the Jabaliya refugee camp of northern Gaza. Two of his nieces and his brother-in-law were killed.

In recent months, Fadel, 53, and his family have once again been hurt by Israeli state violence.

On 6 April 2018, Fadel joined the Great March of Return to demand that Palestinians uprooted by Zionist forces in 1948 be allowed to return home.

At approximately 3 pm, he fell to the ground screaming. He had been shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper.

Fadel was roughly 700 meters from the boundary fence between Gaza and Israel at the time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel, particularly with the passage of the "Nation State of Jewish people" law, has quickly become the "assassination nation" of the Middle East, when it comes to Palestinians.

Jul 31 10:53

Nazi Gun Control: 450 Floridians ORDERED To GIVE UP Their Guns

More than 450 people in the state of Florida have been ordered to give up their guns by the state government. Under the new law signed by totalitarian governor Rick Scott, the Risk Protection Order aims to “temporarily” remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.

Jul 31 10:51

Israel seeks to isolate Palestinians from global support

Two Dutch researchers were detained, subjected to humiliating treatment and abuse and then deported by Israel earlier this month.

Their experience is part of Israel’s policy to isolate Palestinians from the outside world and obstruct the work of human rights defenders.

Israeli security forces took Lydia de Leeuw for questioning immediately after she landed at Ben Gurion airport on 20 July.

Before the interrogation started, she was handed a file with personal details and other information already completed, including a decision by the interior minister to deny her entry.

Over four hours, de Leeuw was strip searched, deprived of her phone and other property and denied access to the Dutch embassy or legal assistance. She was then deported.

Her colleague Pauline Overeem experienced even more severe treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The above descriptions represent typical Israeli behaviour, against non-violent peace activists; this is precisely the kind of "greeting' Mike and I would get, if we were ever foolish enough to attempt to enter Israel as tourists.

Again, this is why the BDS movement is so critical; economics is a language spoken, and understood, by all Israelis.

Jul 31 10:45

The Apartheid Prime Minister

There is someone responsible for the nation-state law and that someone is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Although he usually leaves controversial decisions to his political partners, this time Netanyahu positioned himself front and center in support of the constitutional discrimination against Israeli citizens who are not Jewish.

Netanyahu made it clear Friday to Druze leaders who asked him to amend the law that he was prepared to give the Druze economic benefits but would not change the legislation’s discriminatory wording. On Sunday he attacked the left (“They need to do some soul-searching”), and demanded that Likud ministers “fight for the truth,” a barb at his right-wing rival Naftali Bennett, who suggested amending the law to accommodate the Druze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! That this actually came out in an Israeli blog; way to go, Haaretz!!

Jul 31 10:43

US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger

The United States military's Africa Command has confirmed that its forces began deploying armed drones in Niger earlier this year.

The West African country's government granted American forces permission in November 2017 to arm their drones - but neither side had previously confirmed their deployment.

"In coordination with the Government of Niger, US Africa Command has armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft already in Niger to improve our combined ability to respond to threats and other security issues in the region. Armed ISR aircraft began flying in early 2018," Samantha Reho, spokeswoman for US Africa Command told The Associated Press on Monday.

The armed drones are currently deployed to Niger's Air Base 101 in the capital, Niamey. Reho said the effort was supported by Niger's government, describing it as part of the long-term strategic partnership between the two countries to counter armed groups in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why the hell are US troops in Niger?!?

Well, let's start little refresher course on the natural resources of Niger.

A-Z Mining:

The article goes on to state: "The natural resources of Niger include uranium, coal, gold, iron ore, tin, phosphates, petroleum, molybdenum, salt, and gypsum. Niger has some of the largest uranium reserves in the world. It also has a good amount of oil reserves. Experts state that Niger’s exports are likely to expand significantly by year 2016."

The US presence in Niger is simply to insure that its government remains US/Western-Centric; that other dissenting groups cannot come to power; that those resources outlined above are only allowed to be developed by Western-centric global entities; and that they are sold only in US dollars.

Jul 31 10:36

Russian Ambassador Tells Israel: We Can’t Force Iran to Leave Syria

Speaking on Israel’s Channel 10 news, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov told the interviewer that Russia cannot force Iran to withdraw its military from Syria, no matter how many times Israel demands them to.

Israel has been demanding Russian intervention for months, but Iran has ruled out leaving unless Syria tells them to. Russia tried to come up with a compromise where Iranian forces would stay 100 km from the buffer zone, but Israel rejected that as well.

Viktorov told the reporters that Iran’s military presence in Syria “is fully legitimate according to the UN principles and the UN charter.” He added that Russia is “not okay” with any Israeli attacks on Syria, but that it wasn’t up to Russia to prevent them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government loves the "big lie" technique, both to exaggerate their own claims, and also to terrify their domestic population.

It will be interesting to see what Israel does regarding Syria after this announcement; but I would not believe that backing off their attacks against Syria will happen any time soon.

Jul 31 10:32

Korean Generals Meet on Ways to Reduce Military Tensions

Top generals from North and South Korea are to meet Tuesday in the truce village of Panmunjom on various details of how the two nations can reduce military tensions along the demilitarized zone (DMZ). The agreement to ease tensions was reached during a previous summit.

The generals are working on specifics, and that’s likely not to include any hugely unexpected concessions from either side. The number of military guards in Panmunjom may be reduced. Both sides are expected to offer to reduce the number of military posts on their respective sides of the DMZ.

Perhaps the most impactful issue that will be discussed will be the positioning of heavy weapons along the DMZ borders. Both nations are expected to offer to remove some of those heavy weapons, like artillery that threatens to do massive, immediate damage if a war breaks out

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me more than slightly hopeful on this.

But if Kim Jung Un and Moon Jae-In decide on reunification, all bets, in terms of a continuing US military presence in a reunified Korea, may well be off.

Jul 31 10:28

Iran Sees Oil-for-Gold Trade as Viable Solution to US Banking Sanctions

With Sri Lanka already looking to make an “oil for tea” trade deal to keep buying oil from Iran without violating an US prohibitions, Iranian officials continue to explore other barter solutions around the world as an alternative to US-dominated banking.

Hassam Khosrowjerdi, the president of the Iran-Africa Council for Economic Cooperation, suggested that trading Iranian oil directly for gold would be a potential solution that would avoid US banks. Major African gold producing nations would be likely customers.

Ghana was specifically mentioned in Iranian state media reports, noting that Ghana imports oil and other oil products from Iran, and is also the second biggest exporter of gold in all of Africa.

This would not only allow Iran to avoid international banks, but potentially could be a boost for their struggling currency. Iran has been importing gold recently already, according to reports, and a big increase in state-owned gold reserves would doubtless be good for the rial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF other countries are not using banks as a medium of currency exchange, there are a myriad of creative ways to get around US sanctions against Iran; bartering, is surely one of those ways, and there is nothing the Trump Administration can do to stop it, except wage war on every country buying their oil from Iran in this manner.

Jul 31 10:21

US-Turkey to Conduct Joint Patrols in Syria, Pentagon Head Mattis Says

The United States and Turkey will start joint military patrols in Syria in a matter of weeks, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters on Friday.

"I mean, you got to do the training… I think that we’re talking about weeks," Mattis said. "I don’t know how many. Two, four, six, but I don’t think we’re talking months."

Mattis noted there are already Turkish and US patrols on the ground, but they are separate.

"It’s already happening on opposite sides where the two of the patrols go along, and they get to certain points, they wait for the other one to get there," Mattis said. "If somebody gets there first and then they do recognition signals back and forth and they move onto the next one."

Mattis explained all the conditions for establishing joint patrols are being set for them to go forward, and the Turkish and US militaries have put together all the planning while the training equipment has landed at the Incirlik air base in Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Mattis and Edrogan believe that there is no such thing as Syrian territorial integrity.

And what happens when they run into either Syrian or Russian forces?!?

It looks as though the US and Turkish governments are hell-bent to prevent any possible real peace here.

Jul 31 10:15

Western leaders realize Poroshenko unable to keep his promises, says Lavrov

Leaders of Western countries express unflattering things to the current Ukrainian leaders when talking with them behind closed doors, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday addressing the participants in the Territory of Meanings National Educational Youth Forum on Monday.

"When our Western, at least European, counterparts communicate with the leaders of today’s Ukraine behind closed doors, they tell them some quite unflattering things and seek to have some kind of reaction," the minister said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The West, and particularly the US government, must be experiencing "Getter's Remorse" over the well and truly failed Poroshenko regime, 4 years on; and the problem is, there is nothing the west can do about it now, having signed off on the (alleged) Great Liberator, Poroshenko.

Bribery and Corruption Laws in the Ukraine

Why is Ukraine's president afraid of the Anti-Corruption Court?!?

Israeli government arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Jul 31 10:03


The president has criticized Federal Reserve policy for undermining his attempts to build the economy. The best way to make the central bank serve the needs of the economy is to make it a public utility.
For nearly half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the “independent” Federal Reserve; but that was before Donald Trump. In response to a question about Fed interest rate policy in a CNBC interview on July 19, 2018, he shocked commentators by stating, “I’m not thrilled. Because we go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. . . . I am not happy about it. . . . I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.” He acknowledged the central bank’s independence, but the point was made: the Fed was hurting the economy with its “Quantitative Tightening” policies and needed to watch its step.

Jul 31 10:03

Aid sector guilty of 'complacency verging on complicity' over sexual abuse by staff, MPs find

The aid sector is guilty of “complacency verging on complicity” over sexual abuse and exploitation that was an open secret for years before the Oxfam scandal, MPs have found.

The International Development Committee said claims of surprise were “not appropriate” after revelations that senior aid workers had used prostitutes in Haiti and then been able to gain employment in other crisis zones.

A six-month investigation found that abuses by aid workers and United Nations peacekeepers are still happening in developing countries, including in warzones and refugee camps where human trafficking and prostitution are common.

?MPs warned that the cases made public so far are only the “tip of the iceberg” as underreporting makes the true scale of “endemic” abuse across organisations, countries and institutions impossible to define.

Jul 31 10:01


The following post reveals that as of July 27, 2018, the Saudi cleric leader of al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria) Abdullah al-Muhaysini still has his own channel up and running on You Tube. This post is highly important because, not only does it point out that terrorists are being given a free pass by western governments and the Powers That Be in the current age of Internet censorship against western citizens accused of bullying and spreading 'false' news, but it also provides evidence that the leader of al-Qaeda in Syria has been working directly with the White Helmets who are a western funded propaganda construct that has employed terrorists to destroy Syria, terrorists who were recently pulled out of Syria by the Israeli government and are now being repatriated into western countries.

A simple You Tube search provides the evidence that al-Qaeda's leader in Syria is fully operational on You Tube.

Screenshot of currently active You Tube videos of Abdullah al-Muhaysini:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

And yet algorithms for You Tube and Facebook push sites like WRH, which constantly struggles to tell readers the truth, down to where people cannot see us, or hear us, and are subjected to absolute electronic oblivion.

Folks, You Tube and Facebook are simply distractions from the real world, where everything you post is collected and siphoned off to US alphabet soup agencies; it is really better to shun them as though they collectively had the plague.

Jul 31 09:56

The piercing eyes of Ethiopia's elders: Stunning portraits capture the guardians who wash the weary feet of pilgrims after they journey to 900-year-old Orthodox Christian churches carved into the rocky mountainside

These stunning portraits capture the heavily-wrinkled skin, piercing eyes and stern expressions of Ethiopian elders portraits in astonishing detail.
Photographer Roberto Pazzi, 44, of Mallorca, Spain, travelled to Lalibela, in north Ethiopia, where he spent two weeks with a tribe - learning about their culture and taking their photographs.
'To make them feel comfortable around me, I approached them with a smile and spoke to them about their lives and culture before taking any pictures,' he said.

Jul 31 09:54


Michigan officials declared a state of emergency on Sunday after high levels of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) were discovered in Kalamazoo County tapwater, reports

The declaration was made by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R), several days after the toxic compound was found in the water supply of Parchment and Cooper Township.

“This declaration will allow the state to supply additional resources to help with response efforts and ensure the health and safety of residents in Parchment and Cooper Township,” Calley said in a statement, adding "This helps make sure that every resource that is possible is on the table and that we can work as expeditiously together as we possibly can."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Between the water woes of Flint (still unresolved as I input this), and now Kalamazoo County, it appears that the whole of the state of Michigan can be very hazardous to one's health.

Jul 31 09:50


President Trump has become the third president to renew a post-9/11 emergency proclamation, stretching what was supposed to be a temporary state of national emergency after the 2001 terror attacks into its 17th year.

But the ongoing effects of that perpetual emergency aren't immediately clear, because the executive branch has ignored a law requiring it to report to Congress every six months on how much the president has spent under those extraordinary powers, USA TODAY has found.

Exactly 16 years ago Thursday, President Bush signed Proclamation 7463, giving himself sweeping powers to mobilize the military in the days following terrorist attacks that crashed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. It allowed him to call up National Guard and Reserve troops, hire and fire military officers, and bypass limits on the numbers of generals that could serve.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These powers should be immediately rescinded, because 9/11 was an inside job, engineered to get the general public to buy off on an invasion of Afghanistan, because the Taliban refused to lease their oil pipelines for what Bush's DC felt was a "reasonable" amount of money.

9/11 Index of What Really Happened

Jul 31 09:44

Ahed Tamimi, Renowned 17-Year-Old Palestinian Resister, Freed From Israeli Prison After Eight Months

“This is a day of relief, which we hope will blossom into happiness once this brutal military occupation is out of our lives. … I call on members of the international community to uphold their responsibility towards our people and take concrete steps to end this perpetual injustice.”
— Bassem Tamimi on Daughter Ahed’s Release from Prison

Jul 31 09:36

US diplomats secretly met with Taliban without Afghan government

For over a decade, the Taliban have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government, which they view as a puppet regime controlled by Washington. They have instead sought to speak directly with the United States, without Kabul’s mediation. In 2015, the United States sought to initiate peace talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha, but the effort collapsed after the Afghan government denounced it and demanded a seat at the table. The negotiation process has remained dormant since then.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me slightly hopeful on this change of both heart, and tactics, by the Trump administration.

A 17 year long military failure is quite enough, thank you very much.

What needs to happen now, is for the Taliban to become incorporated into the fabric of the Afghani government, have representation politically, so that all parties can look at a real chance to end this insane war, and get the NATO and US soldiers out of the country.

Jul 31 09:34

UK Heatwave Reveals Ancient Archaeological Sites Throughout Britain

A record-breaking heat wave in the U.K. has led to an unexpected bonanza in the field of archaeology. Experts are experiencing what was described in last week’s The Independent as “Gold-rush style excitement” over the development, in which the longest period of scorching weather since 1976 has exposed evidence of historic structures.

Jul 31 09:33

Young mother, 21, who took a 13-year-old schoolboy’s virginity on her kitchen floor avoids jail after judge warns her not to invite ‘teenage lads around for parties’

A woman who had sex with a 13-year-old schoolboy has avoided prison but was warned by the judge not to invite teenagers to her house for parties any more.

Jul 31 09:32

EXCLUSIVE: Horrific moment a thug punches a woman unconscious in vicious attack outside an Essex nightclub

This is the shocking moment a violent man leaves a woman unconscious on the pavement after smashing her twice in the face with his fists.

The confrontation took place outside Faces nightclubs in Gants Hill, Essex, at around 3am on Saturday morning.

During the nine-second clip the woman approaches the man and gets very close to his face as he stands with his arms folded.

The pair then exchange inaudible words before he smashes her in the face with his right fist.

Dazed by the punch the woman, wearing a black top and blue jeans, stumbles forward only to be hit again by the man, also in a black top and jeans.

This shot leaves her unconscious on the floor near the Essex nightclub.

Jul 31 09:31

States Sue to Block Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Instructions

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson leads a group of eight states and Washington, D.C., in suing the Trump administation in case filed in federal court in Seattle. Ferguson alleges that the feds violated both the Administrative Procedure Act and the Tenth Amendment. Besides Washington, attorney generals in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have joined in.

The suit asks for a temporary restraining order nationwide that would cover both the federal government lifting export controls and Defense Distributed from posting the downloads. (Fortune was able to download instructions from Washington State on Monday afternoon.)

Jul 31 09:30

COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy

“[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”

According to Holly’s testimony, she declined, but Morris proceeded anyway.

“[H]e started to place it between he [sic] legs when she raised her voice and said no loudly,” according to the brief.

He was wearing only a pair of bikini underwear shorts during the incident, according to Holly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from the guy who flings "hate group" labels in every direction (including this website).

Jul 31 09:28

Koch Hit Piece Backfires: Medicare for All Would Save ‘Whopping $2 Trillion’ Over Ten Years

“If every major country on Earth can guarantee healthcare to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same.”

(*other countries don't acknowledge that Corporations Are People , Too !)

Jul 31 09:23


he second report of a Russian scientist being charged with state treason came out Monday.

The Moscow Times reported the following:

A second Russian scientist has reportedly been charged with sharing state secrets with another country this month, a week after the high-profile detention of a space researcher on treason charges.

Last week, Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist at one of Russia’s leading space research labs, was charged with state treason for a suspected leak of hypersonic missile technology to a NATO country in 2013.

A member of the Public Monitoring Committee (PMC) prison watchdog said last Friday that a second scientist was found to have been detained on treason charges in July, despite prison wards having previously assured observers that only one scientist was being held.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, allegedly, Kudryavtsev leaked this information 13 years ago, why did it take the Russian government another 5 years to realise that this had actually happened?!?

Something else appears to be going on here, and with Russia so far ahead of the US in their fighter technology, and I have to wonder if it is to frighten those currently working its hypersonic technology into absolute silence, so that no more current info about the program gets leaked.

Jul 31 09:20

Obama's Presidential Library groundbreaking DELAYED again due to ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY!

Groundbreaking for the Obama presidential delayed until 2019

Jul 31 09:12


On June 28, 2018, the Supreme Court (Court) denied a petition by Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht that would have forced the Court to address where government surveillance and the Fourth Amendment intersect online. 34-year old Ulbricht, who is currently serving a double life sentence for a non-violent crime petitioned the Court to review his case; specifically, whether the evidence used to arrest and convict him was seized constitutionally or not. The evidence in question was obtained through warrantless government surveillance of the wireless router in his private home. The Court’s refusal to review Ulbricht’s case affirms an outdated legal precedent that essentially nullifies the Fourth Amendment in the age of the Internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are no longer a nation of laws; we are a nation of people, as this challenge to the Supreme Court regarding 4th Amendment protection proves.

Jul 31 09:03

Alex Jones faces existential courtroom battle over limits of fake news

If the Travis County Sandy Hook case makes it to trial, it could become an epic courtroom showdown, heading into Trump’s re-election campaign, over where to draw the line between free speech and libel in an era of competing claims of “fake news.”

Bankston and Dallas attorney Mark Enoch, representing Jones, will be in a Travis County courtroom Wednesday arguing over Enoch’s motion to dismiss the defamation case under the Texas Citizens Participation Act — a law unanimously passed by the Legislature in 2011 and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry that was intended to protect citizens’ First Amendment rights from meritless claims intended to silence them. Bankston said the law is being invoked in this case as nothing more than a stalling tactic.

Enoch argues that the suit is a “strategic device” to silence Jones “as well as anyone else who refuses to accept what the mainstream media and government tell them, and prevent them from expressing any doubt or raising questions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all must stand with Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig on this, or we will all be targets for the "lawfare" to silence us!

Jul 31 08:04

'Fortnite made me a suicidal drug addict': Dad saves son, 17, from death plunge after he gets hooked on video game

A boy attempted suicide after his obsession with video game Fortnite turned his life into a nightmare.
Carl Thompson, 17, spiralled into debt and drug addiction as he spent almost all of his time playing it – including 12-hour stints.

He hardly ate or slept and says he was “miserable and unable to function”.
Only a few months after first playing the game, he decided there was only one way to escape.

Jul 31 08:03

Man legally changes gender 'so he can get cheaper car insurance as woman' (3 Pics)

A man claims he has legally changed his gender in bizarre loophole to get cheaper car insurance.
The 24-year-old, who has not been named, said he was shocked when he was told his parking tickets and driving record, meant his car insurance quote came in at more than £4,500.

When he enquired how much a woman would have to pay, he heard it would be £1,100 less.
So the man hatched a plan, which means on paper he is a woman.

Jul 31 05:24

President Trump: ‘The globalist Koch Brothers have become a total joke’

President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday fired out a two-part rant into Twitterland in which the commander-in-chief tore into the Koch Brothers who are well-known for opposing a trade-rich economy and tough border security altogether.

Jul 31 04:01

Palestinian Teen Says Has No Regrets After Release from Israeli Jail

Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenage girl who gained international fame for slapping Israeli soldiers, stated that she was deeply changed by her eight-month sentence in an Israeli jail but regrets none of her actions.

Of course my life has been changed a lot. I changed a lot in prison. I became more focused, more aware also. Prison ages a person. In one day you age 100 years," she said in an interview with AFP in the backyard of her home in Nabi Saleh village on Monday.

Asked if she would have done the same thing if she had known it would land her behind bars for months, Tamimi answered “yes”.

"I didn't do anything wrong that I should regret," she stressed, adding that "if I had known I would be in jail eight months, of course I would have done it because it was a natural reaction to a soldier being in my house shooting at people, people from my village”.


Jul 31 01:20

Scientists have discovered the oldest type of BONE in the fossil record, changing our understanding of the evolution of the skeleton

The discovery was made using powerful X-rays to peer inside the fossilised remains of a group of animals known as heterostracans.

Jul 31 01:19

Scientists discover Great Pyramid of Gizacan can focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers

The remarkable electromagnetic properties of the Great Pyramid of Giza could soon inspire nanoparticle designs for highly efficient sensors and solar cells.

Jul 31 01:19

The Mysterious White Trains: How Nuclear Weapons Were Transported during the Cold War

Ever since two atomic bombs were dropped during World War II, the world has been rightly terrified of nuclear war. The idea of several nations using weapons of mass destruction against each other has left civilians uneasy in the following decades. Even with the end of World War II, the Cold War was quick to begin, due to rising tensions between the Soviet Union and the West.
This was a war of ideas, collectivism versus individualism, communism versus capitalism. With both sides suspicious of one another and compounding power, the 45-year-long hostility led to constant fear of nuclear weapons being launched.
Throughout this time period, the United States was under no delusions. Should open war break out with the Soviet Union, the decision to use nukes would be swift and both sides would end up firing their arsenals upon one another.

Jul 31 00:39

One Bad Apple? Entire Police Dept Suspended Multiple Cops Charged with Conspiracy

All too often those who continuously apologize for crimes committed by police officers are able to justify some of the most egregious instances of outright murder by claiming the officer was a bad apple. Almost as often, however, as TFTP has shown numerous times, the bad apple theory is exactly that—a theory—with no evidence to support it.

Jul 31 00:31

America Has Millions Of Millennial Brats That Need To Move Away From Mommy And Daddy And Start Acting Like Adults

If young adults are America’s future, then they better get their sh*t…. er… “act” together. Today, over 30 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds live with their parents or other family members. Meanwhile, marriage rates and fertility rates in the United States have both hit record lows in recent years. Instead of coddling these self-absorbed Millennial narcissists well into their adult years, we need to be kicking them out of the nest and encouraging them to learn to fend for themselves. In many instances, if they do not learn how to act like adults by the time they are 35, they never will. It is time for parents all over America to exercise some tough love, because we are facing a major national crisis.

Jul 31 00:18

Here’s What We’ve Lost in the Past Decade

The confidence and hubris of those directing the rest of us to race off the cliff while they watch from a safe distance is off the charts. The past decade of “recovery” and “growth” has actually been a decade of catastrophic losses for our society and nation. Here’s a short list of what we’ve lost:

Jul 31 00:11

The Madness Gripping Washington (To murder Iranians)

The United States and Israel have been threatening Iran for something like twenty years, using the pretext that it was developing a nuclear weapon initially, but also more recently declaring that Tehran has become a threat to the entire Middle East. Both contentions are essentially lies, concocted by an Israel and Saudi Arabia that would prefer to have Iran removed as a possible impediment to their own ambitions. And they would like the United States to do the removing.

Jul 30 19:36


Authorities in Houston have released additional surveillance video and images from their investigation into the brazen fatal shooting of the onetime doctor to former President George H.W. Bush.

Jul 30 16:51

Transgender 'Woman' Kills Her Own Grandmother With A Knife, Media Decides She's A 'Man'

When is a transgender woman not a woman?

Apparently, when she kills her own grandmother, at which point "she" magically returns to being a "he"!

Jul 30 16:37

Young Wellington girl champions gender equality by challenging gender-specific road signs

A young Wellington girl has championed gender equality by imploring the New Zealand Transport Agency to get rid of gender-specific road signs.

The girl's mother, Caitlin Carew, took to Twitter yesterday to proudly tell the story of her daughter's noble actions.

"So proud of my 7-year-old. She recently wrote to the NZTA CE asking that they replace the 'Lineman' sign with something more 'correct and fair' because 'women can be line-workers too'," she Tweeted.

"The CE agreed and now NZTA is developing a new Line Crew sign. High 5s all round!"

She also included images of the letters sent between her daughter, Zoe Carew, and NZTA chief executive Fergus Gammie.

Jul 30 16:37


Saudi authorities have begun secret trials for a number of detainees including clerics, media figures and academic, social media advocacy group Prisoners of Conscience has reported, warning that the detainees may not be given fair hearings.

Jul 30 16:30


The Russian government has sold off the vast majority of its holdings of US Treasury securities for reasons that remain mysterious, in a dramatic move that experts are calling unprecedented. A US Treasury report released on July 18 shows that Russian holdings of Treasury securities declined by 84 per cent between March and May, down to just $14.9 billion from March holdings of $96.1 billion.

Jul 30 16:03

Zombie Worms Frozen for 40,000 Years Have Come Back to Life

What’s it like to take a 40,000-year-long nap?

After digging up hundreds of samples of frozen soil in Siberia, a group of researchers took the permafrost sections back to their lab, and found tiny worms in the soil. The permafrost sediment was 40,000 years old by the scientists’ estimate. And, they discovered, the frozen worms, called nematodes, were not dead but preserved.

They thawed the nematodes, which are from the Pleistocene era, and are now releasing the news that the 40,000-year-old life forms were, once revived, able to move and eat.

The researchers “slowly thawed them over several weeks,” said Business Insider. “The researchers put them in petri dishes with food, stored at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).”

Jul 30 16:01

What our lives could look like on Mars: Incredible Nasa competition finalists reveal the 3D-printed habitats they believe will allow humans live on the surface of the red planet

Nasa competition finalists have revealed the 3D-printed habitats they believe could be used to colonise the red planet in the coming decades.

Not only do these proposed designs have to look the part, but the competition stipulates they also have the right thickness, heating and pressure to withstand the extreme conditions on Mars.

Of the 18 teams from across the world that entered the competition, five have been taken to the next stage of the competition, which sees them tasked with creating a one-third-scale 3D-printed model of their final design.

There is a $2 million (£1.5m) prize for the winner of the competition, with the final models set to be completed by spring 2019.