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Jul 29 09:06

RUSSIAN SCIENTIST CAUGHT LEAKING KEY HYPERSONIC MISSILE DATA TO NATO (VIDEO)

The Russian Federation’s VESTI news program “60 minutes” reports that one of their missile development scientists, 74 year old Dr. Viktor Kudryavtsev, an aerodynamics and hydrodynamics expert, was arrested by the FSB two months ago on charges of espionage in connection with passing along classified information about the breakthrough Avangard and Kinzhal hypersonic missile technology to NATO operatives.

The report further details what is described as proof of the new missile technology with a brief film clip of a missile launch and a strike on a target in the Sea of Okhostsk.

The West has been slow to accept that the Russian Federation truly has developed hypersonic weapons technology, and the Vesti commentators were sharp-witted in pointing out this fact.

Dr. Kudryavtsev is presently being held in the Lefortovo detention facility while his behavior is further being investigated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that the Russians have this technology, is not the question here; the real question is, why are American weaponry experts so behind the proverbial curve on the development of this hypesonic technology?!?

One of the reasons is the corporate culture of the executives of these companies.

Because so much money flows so lavishly to both sides of the aisle for elections, which weapons and fighters manufacturers do to insure that they get the future contracts for these weapons systems, the heads of the military industrial complex believe that it is perfectly acceptible to deliver weapons late to the point that they are obsolete upon delivery; that they do not function as advertised when delivered, and that developing huge cost overruns on all projects are just the way the world works.

That corporate culture has to change, and abruptly, before the US gets its edge back in weapons/fighter technologies. And unfortunately, given the way the system works, it is difficult to see how soon that can happen.

Jul 29 08:41

The Madness Gripping Washington

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. Iran is the hottest of all hot spots in the American view, but the tendency of the White House to threaten first before engaging in negotiations has meant that most nations have come to see the United States as the greatest threat to peace worldwide.

Jul 29 08:26

Israel Sponsors Booth at Berlin Pride Parade; LGBT Community: It's Pinkwashing

'Instead of working for equal rights at home they are courting the LGBT community abroad,' activists say...Members of Israel's LGBT community were up in arms Sunday over a Foreign Ministry-sponsored booth at the Gay Pride Parade in Berlin. The booth handed out gay pride flags with a Star of David in the center, and...

Jul 29 08:21

The counter terminology to Holocaust Denial should be Holocaust Belief

WHAT IS THE HOLOCAUST? It's a belief, nothing more. If you try to get hold of it, touch it, find where it exists, you discover you can't and it doesn't. It's words, it's stories, it's narrative. It's more similar to religion than to history. The 'history' has been built up after the fact around the religion, or belief, to give it greater plausibility.
The Holocaust is a few photos from a few very selective places taken in 1945 after the Allies gained total control of the air and bombed the hell out of everything in Germany.

Jul 29 06:05

Army on standby for Brexit chaos: Troops will deliver food, medicine and fuel if Britain crashes out of EU without a deal as supermarkets issue warning to stockpile essential items

Supermarkets have also warned suppliers to start stockpiling fuel, food and medicine

A Ministry of Defence source acknowledged that there was 'a blueprint for us supporting the civilian authorities' but said they had received 'no formal request' to supply aid.

Ministers have repeatedly played down the risk of shortages in the event of a sudden hard Brexit next March.

There are fears a no deal Brexit could stop imports of food and other supplies, such as medicine, to Britain.

Last week Brexit secretary Dominic Raab insisted there would be adequate food supplies.

Asked whether the Government was considering stockpiling food to cope with a 'no deal' Brexit, Mr Raab said: 'It would be wrong to describe it as the Government doing stockpiling.

'What we will make sure - and of course the idea that we only get food imports into this country from one continent is not appropriate - but we will look at this issue in the round and make sure that there is adequate food supply.'

Jul 29 05:20

The London Wedding of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate

Liz and Dick. Jackie and Ari. Warren and Julie. The Sixties were a decade of Super Couples — and one of Hollywood’s most talked-about twosomes was Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

The Polish film director (who scared the bejesus out of moviegoers with his 1968 horror masterpiece Rosemary’s Baby) and the stunning actress epitomized the decade’s swinging, go-with-the-flow vibe. Photographer Peter Evans would describe the couple as “the Douglas Fairbanks/Mary Pickford of our time … Cool, nomadic, talented, and nicely shocking.”

Jul 29 05:19

US town abandoned due to 1962 underground fire that continues to burn to this day

In the state of Pensylvania, in Columbus County, there is a near-ghost town through which an abandoned highway laced with graffiti runs, and smoke can sometimes be seen rising from the land. To some, it might look like the gateway to hell. But the true reason there is an empty lot in a place where a vibrant town once stood has something to do with the area’s former enterprise ? coal mining.

Even though a settlement existed here prior to the 18th century, it was not platted as Centralia until the mid-19th century. The town was kick-started by engineer Alexander Rae, who arrived in 1842 and soon attracted others to join in the coal mining effort.

Pretty soon the town blossomed, its economy centered around the coal production business. The town soon numbered over a thousand inhabitants, including a large population of Irish migrants who formed the core of its workforce.

Jul 28 23:24

Business tax payments plunge, while workers pay more

Workers are shouldering a rising share of federal revenue, while tax payments by businesses are plunging toward record lows.

Jul 28 23:23

Woman, her two great-grandchildren found dead in California fire

REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) - Human remains believed to be that of a missing elderly woman and her two great-grandchildren were found at a home destroyed by a monster wildfire raging in Northern California, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll from the blaze to five.

Jul 28 23:22

5 kids and their mom die in Michigan motel fire

Hotel residents Cassundra Clements, left, and Sarah Sanders comfort one another after a fire at the Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township, Mich., on Saturday, July 28, 2018. A fire swept through the southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday, killing several members of the same family, including a woman and her children, authorities said. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Jul 28 23:17

TSA tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program…

Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency.

Jul 28 20:30

Cohen willing to work with Mueller to oust Trump in probe: Reports

It’s no big secret that former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohn is willing to work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for some sort of a plea deal that will ultimately offer the rat immunity for his testimony against the sitting U.S. president.

Jul 28 16:41

Women should not be automatically entitled to senior roles because of their gender, Paula Bennett tells party conference

Paula Bennett has criticised the Government's approach to gender equality, saying women should not be automatically entitled to senior roles because of their gender.

Speaking at the National Party conference in Auckland this morning, Bennett spoke about the importance of supporting women in politics and in business.

She spoke about how Former National Prime Minister Sir John Key "held the door open" for her by making her a senior minister.

But she railed against the Labour-led Government's gender quotas and its focus on women in executive positions rather than women in the poorest households in New Zealand. Women's Minister Julie Anne Genter this week set a goal of having women make up half of all state sector boards by 2021.

Bennett, who is National's women's spokeswoman, said: "I get that argument and trust me I do want to see more women on boards.

Jul 28 13:41

In Bizarro Academia, telling students they ‘know’ something shows the curriculum is ‘white’

Frankly, it annoys me. Maybe I don’t know something (should I have?) and it feels a bit paternalistic to imply I’d feel embarrassed or slighted if you didn’t reassure me that I know something.

So I get why students may be irritated when a professor prefaces a statement in class with “as you know.” What I don’t get is why this is a racial issue.

Something called the “Equality and Diversity Network” at the U.K.’s University of Bath held a meeting in May – apparently just being noticed in mid-July – where the short film Why Is My Curriculum White? was screened. One of the students in the film says being told “as you know” leads to “self-doubt.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way to avoid that feeling of self doubt is to know more, i.e. STUDY HARDER!

Jul 28 13:22

9 Smart Ways to Save Money at Costco — Every Time You Shop

Costco has a staggering 93 million members around the world. They all essentially make the calculation that the Costco membership price is worth the cost because it provides access to special deals and saves them money over the long run. But how can you make sure you’re maxing out every cent of savings the chain has

Jul 28 13:18

Authorities 'hopeful' missing University of Iowa student is 'still alive' as search enters 10th day

Authorities 'hopeful' missing University of Iowa student is 'still alive' as search enters 10th day originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
It's been 10 days since 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts mysteriously vanished in a rural Iowa town, but investigators say they haven't given up hope that they will find her alive.

Jul 28 13:17

Dress you up: Meet Maripol, the woman behind Madonna’s early, iconic look

Thirty-five years ago, on July 27, 1983, a woman named Madonna Louise Ciccone released her self-titled debut album, and it soon launched not just a music revolution, but a fashion revolution as well. The disc’s stark black-and-white artwork — Madonna clasping her unforgettable face between bracelet-stacked hands on the front, wrapping a thick dog-chain necklace around her throat on the back — comprised some of the most striking pop imagery of the ’80s. It wasn’t long before every little girl in the world wanted to be Madonna (or a “Madonnabe”), bedecking themselves with oversized lace hair bows, crucifixes, stacks of rubber bangles, and, much to their parents’ chagrin, “Boy Toy” belts and visible bras.

Jul 28 13:09

Naked beachgoers watch in bewilderment as dozens of African migrants storm the Spanish shore

Naked beachgoers watched in bewilderment as more than 30 African migrants invaded the shore of Spain’s Del Canuelo beach on a Zodiac-style motorized raft.

Jul 28 12:33

Tornadic wildfires threaten 92,000 city residents, 5000 homes in California

Tornadic wildfires are a current threat to 92,000 residents and over 5000 homes in the city of Redding, California, and officials have urged evacuations in the communities of Igo, Ono, Gaspoint, and elsewhere after over 500 structures have already been turned to ash.

Jul 28 12:29

In Bizarre Response, Twitter Tells Trump It Does Not "Shadowban" While Admitting It Does

In response to growing outrage over the practice of "shadow banning" conservatives, as confirmed last week by the liberal publication VICE and promptly tweeted about by President Trump, Twitter issued a strange explanation to "set the record straight," where they explicitly state that they do not engage in the practice - except then they describe how they do exactly that.

Jul 28 12:17

20-Year-Old Arizona Cop Killer With No Criminal History Was "On Medication For Anxiety And Depression"

The suspect, a 20-year-old black male named Isaac D. King fought the officers and got control of trooper Rodecap's gun, and shot both Dorris and Edenhofer. Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who only graduated the police academy 2 months ago, was killed. AZ DPS spokesman stated that the suspect had no prior criminal record, but had a history of "mental health" issues, and "was on medication for anxiety and depression."

Jul 28 12:08

'My boss will call your boss!': Aer Lingus pilot gets into comical stand-off with New York air traffic controller after being made to circle the airport for an hour

An Aer Lingus pilot and air traffic control got into a heated exchange after taking off from New York's JFK airport on Sunday
The pilot was made to circle the airport for an hour after opting not to take the flight path because he thought the weather was unsafe
Air traffic controller became increasingly agitated as he told the pilot that all other flights were flying through an approaching storm

Jul 28 12:07

Energy giants could use new smart meters to cut power to homes and force customers to pay their bill before turning it back on... as former energy minister reveals he got rid of his

Energy giants can use smart meters to cut the power supply to homes and force customers to pay their bill up front.
The Daily Mail can reveal that suppliers have the power to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house.

Jul 28 11:58

ENTIRE police department is suspended: North Carolina force is put on administrative leave after the chief and lieutenant were arrested for moonlighting

An entire North Carolina police department was placed on paid administrative leave after a city's olice chief and a lieutenant were detained on Thursday for double dipping while on the clock.

Southport Police Chief Gary Smith, 46, and 48-year-old Lt. Michael Christian Simmons were charged with conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, willful failure to discharge duties and obstruction of justice.

Jul 28 11:53

Energy giants could use new smart meters to cut power to homes and force customers to pay their bill before turning it back on... as former energy minister reveals he got rid of his

Energy giants can use smart meters to cut the power supply to homes and force customers to pay their bill up front.
The Daily Mail can reveal that suppliers have the power to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house.

Jul 28 11:52

Powder Keg Paris: As a devastating report reveals 300,000 illegal migrants are living in one French suburb... ANDREW MALONE explores the tensions in a community at odds with mainstream society

Andrew Malone ventured into the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis for a week
The neighbourhood is home to as many as 300,000 illegal immigrants
Many rely on crime or the 'black economy' to get by and live in poverty
He found rule of French law, equality, religious freedom, was lost in the suburb
There are more mosques there than anywhere else and 35 known jihadis

Jul 28 11:51

'I'm hoping for a pot of gold': Retired civil servant, 67, who discovered a well underneath his home 30 years ago... is STILL digging in a bid to find treasure

Couple discovered 33ft-deep hole built in middle ages beneath their living room
Colin Steer wants to find out what lies at the bottom of the centuries-old well
So far he has unearthed a wooden sword and two German incendiary devices

Jul 28 11:16

DRUG COMPANY GAINS ACCESS TO 23ANDME'S MASSIVE DNA LIBRARY

Major pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has inked a four year deal with 23andMe, a genetic testing company that has a massive database of DNA information.

The partnership, announced Wednesday, will focus on the development of new drug treatments, beginning with a focus on possible treatments for Parkinson's disease.

Roughly 5 million people have submitted a DNA sample to 23andMe to discover their ancestral background as well as general information about their health, such as certain conditions and diseases they might be predisposed to.

Customers won't be required to participate in the $300 million deal, however.

"Our top priority is our customer, and empowering each individual with the options to participate in research. As always, customers choose whether or not to participate in research," 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki wrote in a blog post. "Customers can choose to opt-in or opt-out at any time."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We will see how much that "opt out" option really works; I hope it is very carefully spelled out in the contract.

What you're re-giving away in those home DNA tests

Jul 28 11:12

EGYPT SENTENCES TOURIST TO EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT VACATION ONLINE

When she went to Egypt for vacation, Mona el-Mazbouh surely didn’t expect to end up in prison. But after the 24-year-old Lebanese tourist posted a video in which she complained of sexual harassment—calling Egypt a lowly, dirty country and its citizens “pimps and prostitutes”—el-Mazbouh was arrested at Cairo’s airport and found guilty of deliberately spreading false rumors that would harm society, attacking religion, and public indecency. She was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The video that el-Mazbouh posted was ten minutes long, and went viral on Facebook, causing an uproar in Egypt. In the video, el-Mazbouh also expressed anger about poor restaurant service during Ramadan and complained of her belongings being stolen. Egyptian men and women posted videos in response to her original video, prompting el-Mazbouh to delete the original video and post a second video on Facebook apologizing to Egyptians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The answers here are very simple; if you go to Egypt, never complain about the country, until you are out of that country, permanently.

Perhaps the best thing to do would be to avoid Egypt for a vacation entirely.

But 8 years imprisonment after the removal of "...a blod clot from her brain which impaired her ability to control anger"?!?

Can Allah (and the folks who represent his religious brand in Egypt), not, perhaps be a little more merciful?!?

Sorry, Egyptian government and judicial system; the optics here are horrific, and I hope you can do better than this.

What the woman needs, and all of us, being 21st century humans, understand this, is counseling, coupled with some natural supplements to help her remain more calm. IF I were part of this woman's family, that would be the kind of treatment for which I would be advocating.

Jul 28 11:11

Court Rules Lawsuit Against San Jose Officials By Trump Supporters Beaten to a Bloody Pulp by Violent Leftists Can Proceed

Fourteen victims of anti-Trump rioters at a Trump campaign rally in San Jose, California in June 2016 filed a class action federal civil rights lawsuit in July against San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Police Chief Edgardo Garcia, the City of San Jose and several named and unknown attackers.

Dozens of Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs.

One female Trump supporter was egged and spit on by hundreds of Mexican nationalists chanting “F*ck you!”
Another Trump supporter was cold-cocked with a bag of rocks while walking to his car and left bleeding.

Jul 28 11:06

Doctors Tell My Mom She Has the Body of Someone Half Her Age—This Is Her Secret

My 70-year-old parents are my superheroes. And while I used to think of their age as something to be feared—something scary that could only represent sadness, or, more morbidly, accelerated tragedy down the line, I’ve since learned to celebrate and appreciate it. Both my mom and dad overflow with richness—constant curiosity, eerily on-point perceptiveness, and a non-relenting thirst for life, which, I’m convinced is why they look and act half of their age—especially my mom. (So sorry, dad.)

Jul 28 11:05

CANADIAN MAN CHANGES GENDER ON DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR CHEAPER INSURANCE

A man from Alberta, Canada legally changed his gender in order to receive lower car insurance rates given to women – and the transgender community did not appreciate it.

In a Reddit post titled, “I saved 15% or more on car insurance by switching my gender,” the man, identified as David, said, “I am now a woman. I now pay $1100 less for auto insurance. I won. The end.”

Previously, citizens had to provide evidence of genital surgery, but regulations put in place in 2015 allow Albertans to amend their birth certificates if they “submit a signed affidavit stating the gender they identify as, along with a supporting letter from an accredited physician or psychologist.”

Jul 28 11:04

'We all agree to love': Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds seeks a bridge to tolerance with LoveLoud Fest

Like the title of his band’s hit single, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is a believer. Having grown up in a conservative Mormon family, he knows firsthand about the strong cultural ties that religion can create within an individual’s psyche — and how difficult it can be to find oneself in a position where one is rejected by one’s faith, as well.

Jul 28 11:04

MAGIC MUSHROOMS: NEW RESEARCH ON PSILOCYBIN AND ITS BENEFITS

Much like the carefully orchestrated de-legalization of cannabis during the 1930’s, there was a powerful decades-long misleading campaign against psilocybin mushrooms which caused a deep-rooted fear and a subsequent public rejection of this substance.

Just as cannabis is now finally seeing an increase in public trust, several studies have been published which show extremely promising results for the use of psilocybin mushrooms in patients who suffer from anxiety and depression, or are battling addiction, and for patients who are terminally ill, helping them to alleviate their fear of death.

Psilocybin can also be exceedingly helpful for individuals who don’t have full blown depression or anxiety. The pace and structure of modern life is creating symptoms of these disorders in practically everyone, and the number of people afflicted is constantly on the rise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It really bugs me that this, and cannabis, are not medically available for our Vets, who suffer with PTSD, and are given a raft of drugs with horrific side effects, like SSRI drugs.

Jul 28 11:03

Duck boat captain checked weather, discussed life jackets before sinking: NTSB report

The captain of the ill-fated duck boat that sank in Missouri earlier this month had checked the weather reports and discussed safety procedures, including the location of life jackets, an initial report from the National Safety Transportation Board showed.

Jul 28 11:00

COMPANIES THAT HAVE MORE MONEY THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES

The annual revenues of some corporations are so colossal that they dwarf the economies of many countries across the globe. However, the world’s most profitable and successful businesses do not always have stellar reputations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is because of the following; such companies have a phalanx of tax people and attornies, who understand how to squeeze every loophole in the law in order to get the maximum tax advantage; they contribute to political parties so laws are written in their favor; and they generally treat employees like excrement, and in the US, these employees frequently have to rely on medicare for healthcare, and food stamps, in order to eat, meaning that the public is subsidising them.

Jul 28 10:56

BANNON SETS UP FOR EU SHOWDOWN WITH GEORGE SOROS

Steve Bannon plans to lead a populist revolt throughout Europe which, if successful, will crush George Soros and his network of open-border NGO's to smithereens, according to the Daily Beast.

And just how does the former White House chief strategist and Goldman Sachs alum plan to do this?

Bannon will set up a Brussels-based non-profit NGO called "The Movement" which will go head to head with Soros - with the goal of uniting like-minded European parties and various conservative think tanks along with other support structures.

The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets.

Bannon’s ambition is for his organization ultimately to rival the impact of Soros’s Open Society, which has given away $32 billion to largely liberal causes since it was established in 1984.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will be a real David (Bannon) and Goliath (Soros) clash; let us hope, for the sake of the countries and parties rejecting unfiltered immigration, that David wins.

Jul 28 10:53

REPORT: IBM WATSON AI RECOMMENDED UNSAFE CANCER TREATMENTS

IBM has put its Watson artificial intelligence system to work on a variety of problems, including caring for cancer patients.

Watson's oncology system has helped care for more 84,000 patients around the world, and while the tech company says the program is a success, a Stat News report said internal documents tell a different story.

The publication reviewed the documents from 2017 in which medical experts discuss "multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations."

In one example, a patient was recommended a drug that could lead to severe or fatal hemorrhage while he was already dealing with severe bleeding due to his condition. In another example, a Florida doctor who reviewed the system told the company that the technology is "a piece of shit."

IBM engineers and doctors who helped train the AI provided Watson with data about hypothetical patients and treatments instead of data from real, living patients, the report says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I to come down with cancer, I would definitely not want to be diagnosed by AI. In the future, I think AI can assist with suggestions, but I would want to talk to an oncologist who also very much encouraged complementary medicine.

I would also want to see what the best numbers were from local medical institutions, and be able to use statistics, intelligently, to let me know which institutions had the best success rate.

AI is here to stay; but I hope that it is deployed in ways which can best help humankind, and not in ways which are unsafe, or could be downright hurtful.

Jul 28 10:48

RECORD MURDERS PLAGUE MEXICO IN FIRST HALF OF 2018: "THE FIGURES ARE HORRIBLE"

Mexico’s next president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor and outspoken critic of the political establishment - has a significant uphill battle once he is inaugurated as President on December 01: deadly violence in the country is intensifying and has hit an all-time high.

Mexico posted its highest homicides on record, with a new government report Sunday showing murders in the country rose by 16 percent in the first half of 2018.

The Interior Department said there were 15,973 homicides in the first half of the year, compared to 13,751 killings in the same period of 2017.

According to the AP, the record-breaking homicides have surpassed the violence seen during the dark years of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, along with exceeding all government data since records began in 1997.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The drug cartels appear to be in complete, total control in many areas in Mexico.

It used to be a great place for Americans to vacation; not any more.

The one thing incoming President Obrador could do to stop the drug violence, would be to decriminalize all drugs, as Portugal has done, to take the financial incentive out of drug-selling.

The problem with that, of course, is that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika would have to go along, and there are far too many people on this side of the border (including banks) who are making far too much money off illegal drugs to allow that to happen, unfortunately.

Jul 28 10:29

Barack Obama admits he was ‘the first sitting American president to come from Kenya’

Former President Barack Obama returned to Kenya in mid-July where he admitted during a speech that he was “the first sitting American president to come from Kenya.”

Webmaster addition: Out here in Hawaii we have this erupting volcano causing a lot of damage. We also have a tradition that the only way we have to stop a volcano is to take a top leader born in the islands and toss him in.

Obama is just playing it safe! :)

Jul 28 09:53

VIDEO: Violent Brawl In Hollywood CA Between Anti-Trump & Pro-Trump Supporters

This video, shot last night near Trump's recently vandalized star on the Hollywood walk of fame, is insane. It should be noted, that kicking someone in the head, which has unfortunately seemed to become commonplace during fights in recent years, is a very dangerous battery that could easily kill the person. The people on all sides are too easily led into hysteria over politicians who in reality, don't give a sh@# about any of us.

Jul 28 09:52

The View From Olympus: Paradigm Shifts

The Establishment’s hysterical reaction to President Trump’s successful summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is driven not by outrage but by fear. The Establishment knows how to succeed in obtaining what it cares about, power and money, within the current paradigms. Those paradigms include America as the only real world power, before which all other nations must bow; an endless supply of money; Wilsonianism, i.e. forcing “democracy” down all other countries’ throats; and cultural Marxism, which seeks to put women over men, blacks over whites, and gays over straights (where they conflict, cultural Marxism takes precedence over democracy). But those paradigms are all beginning to shift. President Trump represents, at least in part, new paradigms which leave today’s Establishment irrelevant, isolated, and powerless. In response, the Establishment howls in fear and in hatred, especially hatred of a President who represents the heartland instead of the coastal elites.

Jul 28 09:49

Greece fires: TERROR police called in to Mati area - why are they there?

GREECE wildfires continue to devastate towns on the Greek coast as authorities battle to contain the blazes. Over 80 people are now dead, and terror police have been called in.

Jul 28 08:55

ISIS terrorist jailed over murder plot on Prince George is 'stabbed by inmates in Strangeways prison'

ISIS fanatic Husnain Rashid who planned to poison Prince George has been slashed in the face by inmates in Strangeways Prison in Manchester.

The attacker used an improvised weapon fashioned from a toothbrush with an embedded razor blade to cut the 32-year-old convicted terrorist.

Witnesses said Rashid suffered a huge gash which started at his right ear.

Jul 28 08:23

FBI caught collaborating with far-left political arm

The far left’s political arm known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) appears to have ties to the FBI and has collaborated with the federal agency on different occasions over the years showing political bias.

Jul 28 06:57

2018 interview with Socrates: What is ‘evil’? How should ‘good’ people respond? How are YOU responding to good and evil? (7 of ?)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“We cannot fix the exact point at which our empire shall stop; we have reached a position in which we must not be content with retaining but must scheme to extend it, for, if we cease to rule others, we are in danger of being ruled.” ~ Alcibiades in 415 BC according to Thucydides, arguing for Athenian empire similar to current US “leadership” rhetoric today for more war in Syria, Iran, etc., etc., etc.
language warning: Socrates and I speak in the same direct language that caused his execution for “corrupting the young.”

Socrates (arms open, broad genuine smile): Carl! Welcome back!

Carl: Soc! (bro hug)

S: How may I be of service?

C: I’ve been contemplating the meaning of Life (and here), Soc, and wanted to include you in this public inquiry. I know we’ve discussed this before, with your emphasis that the purpose of Life on Earth is exercising virtue for growth, truth, and service.

Jul 28 06:11

Exclusive: 1 October shooter still alive after second 32nd-floor breach

SWAT radio communications from the night of the 1 October attack on the Las Vegas Strip reveal that a shooter (identity unknown) was still alive and “still going” on the 32nd-floor following the second explosive breach into the adjacent room 134.

Jul 28 00:14

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths

Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook, line and sinker. Some fairy tales for adults. It’s time to wake up.

Jul 28 00:08

3 Things Happening RIGHT NOW That Could Wreak Havoc on the Economy

These conditions could be troubling for farmers and ranchers. California produces a tremendous amount of the food grown in the United States and the Midwest and Southwest are studded with farms and ranches. Again, we could be looking at a massive increase in prices as shortages arise due to weather conditions. This is a shortage that would normally be overcome by importing the foods, but wait – since there’s a trade war, you can expect those imports to have an extra 25% cost slapped on them. Look out, economy. None of these things alone would be enough to collapse the economy, but together, they’re a perfect storm.

Jul 27 23:58

Shhhhhhh! Don’t mention the CIA record of meddling in other countries’ elections

Since World War II, during a supposed golden age of peace, the United States military has killed some 20 million people, overthrown at least 36 governments, interfered in at least 82 foreign elections, attempted to assassinate over 50 foreign leaders, and dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries. The United States is responsible for the deaths of 5 million people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and over 1 million just since 2003 in Iraq.

Jul 27 23:39

Us Preparing For War Against Iran

President Donald Trump and his neocon advisors have been trying to provoke a war with Iran and Syria for many months. The neocons are echoing Cato the Elder’s cry, ‘delenda est Carthago!’. Iran must be destroyed.

Jul 27 23:32

This Really Sucks

Where’s the compassion for Children separated from their parents when arrested over having plastic straws? This is what you get when voting Democrats into office.

Jul 27 21:25

Donald Trump Jr. shares photo of 9-year-old son carrying a gun on hunting trip

While speculation over his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer ramps up and his new girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, combats claims that she was forced out at Fox News over inappropriate behavior, Donald Trump Jr. is courting some controversy of his own.

Jul 27 21:21

'You won't see me giving up hope': Mother of missing Iowa woman

You won't see me giving up hope': Mother of missing Iowa woman originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Laura Calderwood said she refuses to give up hope.

Jul 27 17:02

Citizens of Quebec File Class Action Suit Against EMF and RFR Producers

In an effort to highlight the potential harm of electromagnetic pollution, a class action lawsuit was filed in Superior Court, Province of Quebec against EMF and RFR producers.

Jul 27 16:26

6 unanswered questions regarding the 1 October Las Vegas shooting

The following 6 questions were brought up by UFO Hunter UK YouTube channel in a video published Friday:

Jul 27 15:32

Twitter shares plunge 20% over shadow banning controversy

Twitter shares plunged 20.54% on Friday after it was exposed in a newly reemerged viral video how the social media giant has been shadow banning right-wing alternative media figureheads to the likes of Infowars founder Alex Jones and Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas as a means to suppress their common ideology of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

Jul 27 15:16

Can NASA take America back to the moon? As the space agency hits 60, experts warn it is struggling to relive its glory days

Now, NASA is struggling to redefine itself in an increasingly crowded field of international space agencies and commercial interests, with its sights set on returning to deep space.

These bold goals make for soaring rhetoric, but experts worry the cash just isn't there to meet the timelines of reaching the moon in the next decade and Mars by the 2030s.

And NASA's inability to send astronauts to space - a capacity lost in 2011 when the space shuttle program ended, as planned, after 30 years - is a lasting blemish on the agency's stellar image.

While US private industries toil on new crew spaceships, NASA still must pay Russia $80 million per seat for US astronauts to ride to space on a Soyuz capsule.

Jul 27 14:04

Sketches of Two of John Wayne Gacy’s Victims Made Public in Hopes of Finally Identifying Them

The arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in 1978, followed by the discovery of more than 20 dead bodies under his ranch house in metropolitan Chicago, was one of the most sickening, heartbreaking chapters in American history. Gacy was eventually convicted of murdering 33 teenage boys and young men.

“This is the worst crime of the century,” said a deeply shaken investigator of the Gacy crimes as the bodies were being unearthed, one by one, in the documentary Crime Stories: John Wayne Gacy.

Gacy was put under surveillance after a 15-year-old boy disappeared and his parents convinced police that their son could not possibly be a runaway. The boy, Robert Piest, had said he was going to meet an adult man about a contracting job. He turned out to be local businessman, civic leader, and volunteer party clown John Wayne Gacy.

Jul 27 13:32

Alex Jones: CNN is “lying” about and “bullying” Infowars

King of the Alternative Media Alex Jones explained during his show on Friday how CNN has been “lying” about and “bullying” the outspoken talk show host and his popular Internet-based news agency Infowars in recent days.

Jul 27 12:42

3 Things Happening RIGHT NOW That Could Wreak Havoc on the EconomyDaisy Luther

There are three events happening in the economy right now that could, alone, cause the prices of everything from food to the materials to make replacement parts for your vehicle to skyrocket. But if you combine them all together? We could be facing a perfect storm of economic havoc.

Iran is blocking oil exports from Saudi Arabia

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced that they were halting oil exports through a specific lane in the Red Sea due to attacks by “Yemen’s Iran-aligned rebels.” Reuters reported:

The trade war is getting more heated every day.

As soon as President Trump slapped tariffs on products from China, the EU, and even Canada, he opened the door to our exports also being subject to tariffs. While I think the intentions were good – to bring production back to the United States – the whole thing could turn out to be very, very bad for many Americans. We are going to see the prices of almost everything we buy increasing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree with all three elements Daisy Luther cites as potentials for putting our economy - and lives - out of whack, and quickly.

What she does not mention, however, is the relentless 3 year US-enabled Saudi genocide of Yemen, where innocent people are being killed by Saudi military through direct airstrikes; starvation, and the potentially weaponised cholera, which is sweeping the country. The Houthi have not attacked Saudi oil vessels for absolutely no darned good reason; and while I hate violence, as a way of resolving anything, one can understand the Yemeni fury which drove these attacks.

Jul 27 12:34

Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine: Lisa Egan

Radioactive particles from the Fukushima disaster have been detected in – of all places – California wines.

Inspired by tests conducted in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, researchers at France’s National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, decided to test a series of California wines dating between 2009 and 2012. They looked for traces of radioactive particles, specifically cesium-137, a man-made isotope.

Smithsonian.com reported on the team’s findings:

Their findings, newly published in the pre-print online journal Arxiv, suggest that currents and atmospheric patterns carried radioactive particles across the Pacific, where they settled on grapevines growing in California’s wine regions. The team writes that bottles produced following the nuclear meltdown contain increased levels of cesium-137, with the cabernet revealing double the amount of pre-Fukushima radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you happen to have a resonance with California wines, look at the lable for the date of the vintage, and chose accordingly.

Jul 27 12:34

Ferguson Fire continues to grow, Yosemite National Park guests evacuated

As the Ferguson Fire continues to grow, major closures are happening to help with the massive firefight.

The National Park Service closed the Yosemite Valley and the Wawona areas, as well as the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to visitors as the fire creeps closer. Thick smoke has made the air in many parts of the National Park unhealthy and could lead to unsafe driving conditions on Highway 41, the main route between Fresno and the park.

As of Thursday morning, the Ferguson Fire has burned 43,299 acres, and containment is up to 27-percent. There are currently 5,236 structures threatened by the fire.

Jul 27 12:30

Americans' Intentions To Buy A Car Collapse As High Rates Crush Home-Buying Plans

We hate to be the ones to steal the jam out of President Trump's donut but UMich consumer sentiment slumped to six-month lows in June, despite the surging economic growth, as trade anxiety weighed on current conditions.

“Consumers who had negative concerns about the tariffs voiced much more pessimistic economic outlook,” Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan consumer survey, said in a statement.

“These negative economic expectations could quickly disappear if the trade issues with Europe are promptly settled and immediately followed by agreements with China, Canada, and Mexico.”

Jul 27 12:29

In Bizarre Response, Twitter Tells Trump It Does Not "Shadowban" While Admitting It Does

In response to growing outrage over the practice of "shadow banning" conservatives, as confirmed last week by the liberal publication VICE and promptly tweeted about by President Trump, Twitter issued a strange explanation to "set the record straight," where they explicitly state that they do not engage in the practice - except then they describe how they do exactly that.

"People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not. But let’s start with, “what is shadow banning?”

The best definition we found is this: deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster." -Twitter

In other words, Twitter says they don't shadow ban - it's just that tweets from people you follow may never appear unless you click directly into their timeline.

Jul 27 12:26

Mattis Rejects Viral Australian Report On Impending US Iran Strikes

A day after an Australian ABC report went viral with the claim that the White House has drawn up plans to strike Iran's alleged nuclear facilities as early as next month, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Friday morning it's a "complete fiction".

The Australian Broadcast Corporation report cited high level defense and intelligence figures: "Senior figures in the Australia's Turnbull government have told the ABC they believe the US is prepared to bomb Iran's nuclear capability," and perhaps most alarmingly added, "The bombing could be as early as next month."

Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin questioned Mattis about the report on Friday:

I asked Mattis about report US preparing strikes against Iran.

MATTIS: "I have no idea where the Australian news people got that information. I am confident it is not something that is being considered right now. I think it is a complete, frankly, it's fiction."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, I would tend to believe the reports by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, over what Mattis is saying; I believe, however, that they got their timing wrong.

Please remember; 4 November is the "drop dead date" which President Trump has imposed upon the entire world, for not buying Iranian oil.

That date is the Sunday, before the US primaries, which occur Tuesday, 6 November.

I think it very likely for the Trump administration, using Israel intel, to do some kind of definitive military action against Iran either on the 4th, or the 5th of November, to insure that the GOP hangs on to their majority come election day.

Jul 27 12:21

Trump-Supporting Veteran Violently Attacked By LA Mob

A viral video from Thursday night shows a violent mob attacking a Marine veteran who was wearing a Trump shirt near President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The video begins with an enraged man shouting at Los Angeles-based journalist Elijah Schaffer, who showed up with singer Joy Villa and the veteran, wearing pro-Trump attire. The man, shouting at Schaffer, repeats the phrase "I can say nigger if I want to," before Schaffer tells the man to "get out of my face."

Then, a scuffle breaks out between an Asian man and an individual referred to as a Marine veteran, reports Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson.

The anti-Trump agitator throws the first punch at the veteran and then the man involved in the first confrontation physically assaults the veteran and Schaffer.

Other anti-Trump agitators join in the fight before one of them launches a kick at a man filming the scenes on a large camera.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are moments when I miss our former home in Greater LA; but hearing about this incident makes me very grateful that we no longer live there.

Physical violence, as a way of expressing one's political opinions, has become a critical tool of the left's articulation of its positions.

But not having a rule of law to thwart such behaviour is mobbocracy; and mobbocracy was the absolute polar opposite of what the framers of the Declaration and Bill of Rights had in mind when they created this country.

Jul 27 12:14

"This Will Make The French Revolution Look Like A Simple Colonic"

Round The Bend

The political insanity roiling the USA only gets worse, with no end in sight. On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass), made the astonishing statement on CNN that “the American people wanted a confrontation, not a conversation,” between Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki.

Really? We wanted a mud wrestling bout and all we got was some lousy chit-chat? Next time, maybe Mr. Trump will bring a fungo bat to the room and “tune up” his counterpart - a popular negotiating technique from the rough-and-tumble New York City construction scene back in Mr. Trump’s halcyon days. Some people you just can’t reason with, especially the hell-spawned man-beast who personally directed Russian “meddling” and “interference” in our election and stole certain victory from president-designee Hillary. (I know this because The New York Times and The Washington Post said so.)

Jul 27 12:12

US Wheat Exports Losing Ground To Russia As Mexico Seeks 'Alternatives'

Russia briefly surpassed the United States as the top global wheat supplier in 2016, and the two top global suppliers have been neck and neck since, but recently the US market share has been on a dramatic decline due to Mexico increasingly turning to alternative suppliers like Russia amidst escalating trade tensions with its northern neighbor. This despite soaring Russian prices and a new setback to the Russian crop from drought.

The US has been Mexico's primary supplier since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, but American suppliers are alarmed as Mexican millers begin looking elsewhere with the threat of tariffs looming, a trend since Donald Trump famously labelled NAFTA "the worst trade deal ever" signed by the US, followed by his April 2017 threat to pull out and has since called to renegotiate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, this is double-plus ungood for American farmers who do not want charity, but want to be able to sell their product at reasonable prices.

Jul 27 12:08

Israeli police raid al-Aqsa mosque after clashes; two dead in Gaza

Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside.

The rare raid, on a site that is an emblem of Palestinians' statehood hopes and a frequent catalyst of their conflict with Israel, came as medics in Gaza said Israeli army gunfire killed two people - including a boy - during a weekly border protest.

A police spokesman said the troopers were sent into al-Aqsa after suspects who had barricaded themselves in after running confrontations in the surrounding compound, during which masked men launched firecrackers from handheld canisters.

There was no immediate word of any violence in the mosque, whose older male worshippers said they had been allowed to exit after being searched. Witnesses later saw around 20 younger men detained by police, and said mosque prayers later resumed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously hope Abbas is completely wrong about that last statement; this is the last thing the Middle East needs right now.

Jul 27 12:04

Putting Boots on Mars Requires a Long-Term Commitment, Experts Tell Senators

A group of senators heard expert opinions during a committee hearing on Wednesday (July 25) about what will be required — logistically and scientifically — to safely land humans on Mars.

The hearing was coordinated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness. "Mars is today the focal point of our national space program," Cruz said during opening remarks. "If American boots are to be the first to set foot on the surface, it will define a new generation — generation Mars."

But right now, NASA's focus seems to be split between the moon and Mars — a point raised by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, who asked whether the NASA budget is being "robbed" because efforts aimed at a journey to the moon are drawing resources away from the real priority of Mars. [Path to Mars Should Be Flexible, Experts Agree]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am always delighted when US Senators actually listen to people who know what the heck they are talking about!!

Jul 27 11:59

Palestinian Truth-Telling Criminalized by Israel

Palestinian journalists daring to expose Israeli high crimes face extrajudicial arrest and imprisonment on the phony pretext of threatening national security.

Israeli violations against Palestinian media freedom are rampant. According to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), violations occur regularly, 62 reported in June alone – including by PA authorities acting as Israel’s enforcer.

Earlier in July, Israel shut down Al-Quds TV, banning its operations, prohibiting journalists from working with it on the phony pretext of inciting terrorism – code language for truth-telling the Netanyahu regime wants suppressed.

MADA denounced what’s going on, saying the latest “assault comes within a systematic and aggravated Israeli policy to suppress media freedoms and silencing journalism in Palestine by all forms of assaults, particularly, shutting down media institutions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think a moment; if everything the Israeli government and military are doing against the Palestinians is absolutely honorable and moral, why are they suppressing the reporting of it?!?

Jul 27 11:55

Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics

Tariq Ali, whilst having a lunch in Knightsbridge with the Pakistani cricket colossus, Imran Khan, suggested that retirement should not be too problematic for him. (Khan had seemed gloomy, deep in thought about post-retirement prospects at the age of 30.) Consider, posed Ali, film, or at the very least funding for a film institute. “You could be an enabler or you could act. A film with you in it would be a surefire hit and help fund more avant-garde productions.”

Khan did not bite. He preferred politics, an area which has its fair share of thespians staking their wares. His stewardship of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) has been in years in the making, a gradual yet relentless push into the limelight since its establishment in 1996. When first assuming the mantle of politician, he was a clear target of ridicule.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that this guy does get Pakistan moving into a more positive direction; for decades, the Pakistani people have deserved better than they have received, in terms of political leadership.

Jul 27 11:49

Teenaged girl shot by Israeli soldiers to walk again

A Palestinian teenage girl, who was shot by Israeli soldiers during anti-occupation rallies on Gaza Strip, will be able to walk again, her doctor said.

Meryem Abu-Matar, 16, who lives in Gaza’s Rafah city, was brought to Istanbul for medical treatment.

Since March, Abu-Matar has been through 42 phases of surgery, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said on Thursday.

The girl can now walk with the support of a walker.

She will soon be able to move without any support, said Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin, her surgeon, who identified her wound as "severe".

He added that the treatment will last a year.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Abu Matar said: “I was targeted because I carry a Palestinian flag. I will continue my struggle."

“My message to the world is that the Palestinian people are unfairly under blockade. We will continue this struggle until we are free," she added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me get my head around this: this 16 year old young woman was shot, not because she attempted to hurt any IDF member, but because she was carrying a Palestinian flag?!?

I have, BTW, just fired off an email to the charity helping this young woman, asking if Americans can, without legal repercussions against them, contribute to this charity. If so, I will create a link at WRH to their organisation. Their website can be found here:

https://www.ihh.org.tr/

Jul 27 11:47

U.S. Marine, Trump supporter, jumped by L.A. thugs, holds his own to protect Trump’s Hollywood star

A U.S. Marine who also happens to be a Trump supporter was jumped by a group of thugs Thursday night near Trump’s Hollywood star after one of the thugs addressed the soldier by calling him a “nigga. Miraculously, the entire altercation was caught on video showing just how far the alt-left will go to retain their power.

Jul 27 11:10

Syria's Assad says Russian military needed in Syria long term - agencies

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday Russian forces were needed in the country long-term and for more than just fighting terrorism, Russian news agencies reported, citing an interview with the leader.

“Russian armed forces are needed for balance in our region, at least in the Middle East, until the global political balance changes. And this might not even happen, we do not know. So it is important and necessary,” Interfax news agency cited Assad as saying in an interview with Russian media.

He added that Syria’s agreement with Russia over the Hmeimim military base was signed to last over 40 years, indicating that the relationship between the two countries was of a long-term nature, Interfax reported.

The rapid return of refugees to Syria is the main issue being discussed between Damascus and Moscow, Interfax news agency cited Assad as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Assad is absolutely correct in his assessment.

Jul 27 11:08

Trump team preparing economic plan as part of Mideast peace proposal - official

A long-awaited Middle East peace plan from the Trump administration will include what the White House is calling a robust economic plan to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an official has said.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoys are also working on the most detailed set of proposals to date for the overall plan, the White House official said in a briefing with reporters on Monday.

The plan thus far has no release date. Trump had hoped to reveal it early this year but his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the embassy there, reversing decades of U.S. policy, inflamed tensions in the region.

The Palestinians have said that they have lost faith in the Trump administration to act as a fair mediator and have boycotted the process since last December’s Jerusalem announcement.

The White House has offered few details on a peace plan that has drawn widespread scepticism even before its unveiling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: you and your Envoy, Jared Kushner, keep deliberately, and horrifically akwardly, missing the point here.

For the Palestinians, a peace deal with Israel is NOT about economic development; had it been just that, this would have resolved itself long ago.

The issue, gentlemen, is a viable homeland for the Palestinian people, and a recognised state, living in harmony, and trading with Israel.

This is what I am betting your "proposal' is missing in its entirety.

And until, and unless, this is resolved to the point where the Palestinian have a legitimate, recognized homeland, Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank will continue to be embroiled in low-intensity, high Palestinian casualty combat against Israel, with Israel continuing to fight stones... with sharpshooters' bullets.

Jul 27 10:58

Yemen 'on brink of new cholera epidemic', charity warns

Thousands of people in Yemen could be affected by a new wave of deadly cholera in the coming weeks, an international charity says.

In a press release on Thursday, UK-based Save the Children warned the hot summer months are ideal conditions for cholera to spread rapidly.

It added that almost 3,000 suspected cholera cases were reported in the first week of July across the country - the highest number since the start of the year.

"Cholera could spread like wildfire in Yemen, potentially infecting thousands of children and completely overwhelming an already-crippled health system," the charity's CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt said.

"Many hospitals have been reduced to rubble, and those that are still standing are barely functioning. Doctors have not been paid, pharmacies are understocked, and power cuts happen constantly."

More than one million people were infected with cholera last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But you have to understand; this is the precise outcome the Butcher of Yemen (A.K.A. Saudi Arabia's Prince Ben Salman) wants to see happen here.

More illness, more starvation, more polluted water, means more deaths, without having to use more American bombs and bullets; that's the math, people!!

And has the cholera infecting and killing Yemenis been weaponised here by the US and Saudis?!?

I can tell you that it has in the past, and that may be what is going on now. Here is an article from 2017, which may shed some light on the history of its use as a weapon.

US and Saudi Arabia using cholera to kill Yemenis

The article goes on to state:

"According to the Library of Congress, Science Reference Services, chemical/biological warfare is the term used to describe the use of chemical or biological agents as weapons to injure or kill humans, livestock, or plants. Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that cause disease. Pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins (poisons produced by animals or plants).

William M. Boardman via Readers support news reports:

Since March 2015, the US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their criminal war of aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes, especially against civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims. Cholera is caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholera and has been weaponized by the US, Japan (in World War II), South Africa (under apartheid), Iraq (under Saddam), and other states. To be most effective, cholera must be spread through water supplies. That’s what’s happening in Yemen now. More than two years of bombing has largely destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure, water and sewage systems are destroyed, hospitals and clinics are destroyed, and the population of about 25 million has almost no protection against the spread of cholera. The UN says Yemen’s cholera epidemic is “the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began.”

When any country succeeds in weaponizing an illness, and uses it successfully as the US did with cholera, please understand, and with an absolute, and dreadful certainty, that they will use it again.

And the question you have to ask, going back to an earlier post I created this morning, is why, if this is the worst humanitarian crisis the world is facing right now, are you not being told about it by the presstitutes and warmongers at FOX; CBS; ABC: MSNBC?!?

It is very simple; you are not supposed to know about it, because the military industrial complex, now making billions from its sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, and the US Deep State don't want you to know, because you might somehow think that this genocide against the Yemeni people, is at all on the right side of history.

Jul 27 10:42

Assange’s Freedom, Democracy’s Last Line of Defense

Over 50 years ago, in his letter from the Birmingham Jail, addressing a struggle of the civil right era, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people." His message is now more prevalent than ever in the current political climate surrounding WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks stepped onto a global stage with release of a huge trove of classified documents, revealing crimes and corruption of governments. After the publication of war logs that exposed the atrocities committed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reaction of the Pentagon quickly escalated into a war against the First Amendment. WikiLeaks was subjected to unlawful financial blockades and there has been an ongoing secret grand jury against the organization and its associates since 2010.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Assange is not my enemy, nor the enemy to the people of this country; he is someone who brought the dark machinations of the US's and other countries' Deep States into the Light, where they could be seen for what they were.

And for this, he will probably spend the rest of his life in jail, if he is not assassinated first, in some way that makes it look like an "accident".

When the telling of the honest truth becomes transmogrified into treason or espionage, the society in which that has happened, has become a full-tilt, dictatorship, on steroids.

George Orwell's novel, "1984", was a cautionary tale; not a how-to manual!!

I would hope that those in the bowels of power in this country, in whose hands now lie the fate of Julian Assange, remember this.

Jul 27 10:34

Watchdog: US Wasted More Than $15.5 Billion in Afghanistan

Responding to requests from members of Congress, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has made his first attempt to calculate exactly how much money the US wasted in Afghanistan.

After 10 months of research, SIGAR said they could document $15.5 billion in waste since SIGAR’s inception in 2008. This is 29 percent of all of the spending audited by the SIGAR, who concedes the figure is probably low.

Current SIGAR John Sopko says that the figure is “likely only a portion of the total waste, fraud, abuse, and failed efforts.” He warned that the $4 billion in stabilization programs only “enabled corruption and bolstered support for insurgents.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this government.

Jul 27 10:32

Senators Threaten Action If Europe Ignores US Sanctions Against Iran

A group of 10 Republicans senators have issued a joint letter to the ambassadors from Britain, France and Germany saying they are “troubled” by European efforts to evade newly imposed US sanctions against Iran.

President Trump withdrew the US out of the P5+1 nuclear deal, of which all three of those European nations are still party to. The US thus considers the deal over, and wants all the pre-deal sanctions back in place. The European nations, and the EU in general, are trying to save the deal, irrespective of US opposition.

The letter demands that the European nations “comply with all American sanctions,” and warns that continued attempts to avoid doing so could be met by “congressional action” against the Europeans for resisting them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, and these 10 Republican Senators (all high recipients of AIPAC money, I might imagine), a word, please, gentlemen; what are you going to do to every nation which refuses to go along with these sanctions?!?

This giving the world a "drop dead date" (4 November of this year, I believe) by which the world was commanded by the US to NOT buy Iranian crude oil, was utterly not thought through.

And I would imagine that some countries are going to come up with very creative ways to not allow US sanctions to impinge their buying of Iranian oil (cryptocurrencies, perhaps, that the US would not be able to touch.)

Then what, gentlemen?!? Go to war with Iran, and the rest of the world which needs to buy their oil?!?

And please, in all this rush to demonize Iran (potentially ahead of a military strike against it), I hope someone in the bowels of power is asking themselves this question; what will Russia do, in the case of a US/Israeli attack against Iran?!?

Will the Duma and Putin just sit on their hands, singing "Kumbyah"?!?

I would strongly tend to doubt this.

Also, what will Turkey do, which actually shares a common border with Iran, and the government of which has stated that it will absolutely not observe the US boycott on Iranian oil?!?

I sincerely hope that someone in DC is losing sleep over this. It was NOT a tactic calculated to bring the Iranians to the negotiating table, after President Trump withdrew the US from the P5+1 agreement, which the IAEA, comprised of very bright people, said was working.

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