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Jul 13 04:57

What Bugging Out from Venezuela Is Really Like

Picking up and leaving your lifelong home after a lengthy financial collapse that has drained all your resources isn't that simple. 

While bugging out might seem to be the obvious answer, Venezuelans love their home just as much as we love our country and unless a family left before things got bad, they may no longer have the resources to do so. 

Most of us have never thought about what it would be like to leave your home forever, with no money and only the things you can carry. In this article, Jose shares what that is really like for millions of Venezuelan migrants.

Jul 13 03:50

Flashack: Is­rael & anti-semi­tism: That “shitty lit­tle coun­try

As Is­rael pre­pares to ex­pel its Arab helots from Pales­tine, its “amen cor­ner” world­wide is also on the march, ex­co­ri­at­ing any­one who looks cross-eyed at Ariel Sharon as an “anti-Semite.” The lat­est front in this cam­paign is Eng­land, where Bar­bara Amiel, wife of me­dia mag­nate Con­rad Black, went on a ram­page in the Tele­graph, claim­ing that, at a re­cent din­ner party, the French am­bas­sador re­ferred to Is­rael as “that shitty lit­tle coun­try,” and won­dered why the world had to be dragged to the edge of World War III on ac­count of it. On the ba­sis of ev­i­dence gleaned at ritzy cock­tail par­ties, says Ms. Amiel, the world is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a re­vival of anti-Semi­tism, which is now “re­spectable” again.

Jul 13 03:43

Jewish Groups Slam Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Jewish groups responded fiercely to U.S. President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Trump's nomination of 53-year-old Kavanaugh aimed to entrench conservative control of the court for years to come with his second lifetime appointment to the nation's highest judicial body ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) expressed concerns about his positions on key social and civil issues. In a statement released by the ADL, concerns over the protection of LGBTQ, voting, immigration and women's rights were addressed ... "We cannot let Justice Kennedy's retirement jeopardize hard-fought progress in securing our civil rights and civil liberties," the ADL wrote.
Note: The Jewish population of the United States is approximately 1.4%!

Jul 13 03:36

The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the "miracle" of making the country's "desert bloom." That heavily promoted narrative - which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region - has often been used as a legitimizing factor in Israel's establishment ... There is, however, another side to this story, one that shows that the "blooming desert" of Israel is a convenient disguise for the degradation and destruction of Palestine's natural resources, a means of obfuscating the worst of occupation by wrapping it in the cloak of Zionist mythology ... Thus, it was land theft that was largely responsible for Israel's initial agricultural production, not the labor or agricultural expertise of Zionist settlers.

Jul 13 03:23

Germany agrees to $88 million more for Holocaust survivors

The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros ($88 million) to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday that brings total funding next year to 480 million euros [$561 million] to help survivors as they grow older and more frail ... Germany also agreed to increase pensions paid to 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe, and expand eligibility for child survivors. The Claims Conference carries out continuous negotiations to make more people eligible for compensation. Since 1952, Germany has paid more than $70 billion.
Note: The largest and longest running extortion racket in existence. At least having to pay all that money can't we investigate the holocau$t without going to jail!

Jul 13 03:18

The Liberal’s Lament Over Israel

I find it exceptionally irritating when I hear liberals worry about whether Israel will be able to remain a "Jewish and Democratic State" if it retains control of occupied Palestinian lands. It's irritating because Israel is not now a democratic state nor has it ever tried to be one. A state that prioritizes rights for one group of citizens (in this case Jews, who comprise 80 percent of the population) over the rights of another group (Arabs, who are 20 percent of Israel's citizenry) cannot be democratic. Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens in law, social services, funding for education, and in everyday life. So although the concerns of liberals in the West are about the future of Israeli democracy, what they ignore is the reality of Israel, in practice.

Jul 13 03:14

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

Kerry met regularly with Obama in the Oval Office. During one of those meetings, Kerry placed the maps on a large coffee table, one after another, so Obama and his advisers could study them. Ben Rhodes, one of Obama's longest-serving advisers, said the President was shocked to see how "systematic" the Israelis had been at cutting off Palestinian population centers from one another ... Alarmed by Israeli actions depicted in the maps, Obama decided to abstain on a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the settlements, clearing the way for its passage. It would be Obama's final act of defiance against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, before Donald Trump took office and put in place policies that were fare more accepting of the settlers.

Jul 12 23:11

Trump tells Theresa May her soft Brexit plan will 'kill' any US trade deal after Britain leaves the EU, adds Boris will make a great PM and blames Sadiq Khan for terrorism in explosive start to UK visit

Trump said the PM has ignored his advice on Brexit negotiations, explaining: 'I would have done it differently'
Sources close to president earlier warned lucrative transatlantic trade deal cannot happen with a soft Brexit
It comes after May used a lavish welcome dinner for Trump at Blenheim Palace to press her case for a deal

Jul 12 21:52

Driver arrested after fleeing the scene when an 800-pound BOULDER fell off his truck and killed mother, 67, and her 32-year-old daughter

Karen Christiansen, 67, and daughter Jena, 32, killed by 800-pound boulder
The boulder had slid off a truck on Minnesota road onto their car, crushing it
Four firefighters were needed to get the boulder off the Toyota Avalon
Truck driver Joe Czeck, 33, has been arrested. He did not stop at the scene

Jul 12 20:39

Obama loses 2 million of his fake Twitter followers

Former President Barack Obama lost 2 million of his fake bought and paid for Twitter followers on Thursday with the social media giant’s recent crackdown on fake account.

Jul 12 20:15

A Turning Point in NYC’s Fight for Ocean Health

The introduction of bill No. 936 by New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal, Jr. marks a veritable tipping point in the spread of single-use plastic straw bans across the globe.

Jul 12 20:08

Nicaragua's Daniela Ortega Leads Violent Clampdown amid Fears of Coup, Civil War

The forces used live ammunition to fire on the demonstrators, causing an unknown number of injuries, local human rights activists told the DPA wire service. Mr. Ortega celebrated the assault as “good news for trucks and trailers.” He noted dryly that “traffic in that zone has been normalized.”

Since April 19th, 386 Nicaraguans have died from political violence, over 2,00 0ahve been seriously injured, and several hundred are still missing. Nicaragua only has a population of 6 million.

Jul 12 19:58

Nicaragua: State repression has reached deplorable levels

"The message sent by the highest ranking Nicaraguan authorities is that they are willing to do anything to silence the voices of those who demonstrate against this violent repression.

Jul 12 18:24

DOJ seeks to appeal approval of ATT/Time Warner deal

I'm not really surprised. Stupid AT&T management increased the price of DIRECT TV NOW pretty much immediately after the close. Now DOJ can use it as a new evidence to argue again that the merger would be negatively impact the consumers except this time they got a solid proof.

Jul 12 17:48

Activists predict 'Cambrian explosion' of 3D printed guns after DOJ rules files need to make them can be shared online without regulation

The US Department of Justice has ruled that it's legal to distribute blueprints of computer-designed 3D gun models.

The decision brings an end to a multi-year legal battle, brought by free speech and gun rights activist Cody Wilson, and allows Wilson to re-launch his site Defcad.com, where he hosts firearm blueprints, according to Wired.

It means that digital firearm files can now be uploaded onto the web without any regulation.

Jul 12 17:42

Elon Musk vows to fix Flint water problem and says he will personally fund a solution to put filters in every house that needs them

Residents in Flint whose homes still may need new water lines due to lead contamination may have a new benefactor in Elon Musk.

The tech billionaire caused a stir on Twitter Wednesday, tweeting Wednesday that he was committing to 'fund fixing the water in any house' with contamination above federal levels.

'Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding,' he said.

Later, he set up an email address for residents to send requests for water filters to.

Jul 12 17:14

"I Think You Are Losing Your Culture": President Trump Warns EU Against Migrant Influx

President Trump warned Europe that the migrant influx to their countries is "changing the fabric" of their nations and causing them to lose their culture.

Jul 12 14:38

Amnesty International Calls for Investigation Into UAE Torture in Yemen Prisons

Human rights group Amnesty International has accused the United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces allied with them against the Houthi government of torturing detainees at a number of secret prisons in the south of Yemen, calling for a war crimes investigation.

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, the US, supported by allies in Yemen and others, have been engaged in bitter war against the Houthis since they seized control of the government in the capital of Sana'a on September 21, 2014.

The United Nations estimates that more people will have died by the end of 2018 as a result of the conflict than Jews died during the Holocaust, primarily noncombatant deaths due to practices of forced famines, although a cholera outbreak resulting from destruction of infrastructure from bombing campaigns has also taken many lives. In addition, a number of men have been disappeared by Emirati and Yemeni militias "operating outside the command of their own government," AI said in a report Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an investigation will happen only... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Jul 12 14:34

ALERT: “This Happened Prior To 6 Of The Last 7 Recessions”

“This less-followed indicator has a good enough relationship with recession risk during the last 50 years that it should not be ignored,” warned Jim Paulsen, Leuthold’s chief investment strategist, in a note to clients this week.

Having warned last week that “it’s been too quiet, for too long,” Paulsen now sees the potential catalyst for the market’s next move as low-rated investment-grade credit spreads blow out beyond an historically crucial level.

As Bloomberg reports, for the first time since just prior to the 2007-2009 recession, premiums on the lowest-rated tranche of investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds have risen to 2 percent after being below that level, according to data compiled by the Minneapolis-based research group.

The analysis looks at the gap in yields between corporate debt rated Baa by Moody’s Investors Service and those on 10-year Treasuries.

Jul 12 14:27

Watch Live: Hearing Devolves Into Chaos After Strzok Refuses To Answer Questions

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90-minute takeway from Strzok hearing: Democrats have forged new strategy for shutting down oversight. Interrupt, call points of order, argue over points of order, demand recorded votes, eat up time, protect the witness. Hope Republicans are taking notes.

Strzok hearing has devolved into shouting match between Democrats and Chairman Goodlatte. Nadler trying to adjourn the hearing, as R's criticize Strzok for not answering questions. Strzok says he's been instructed by FBI counsel not to answer. Goodlatte insisted that Strzok must answer since he is appearing under subpoena. Strzok replied that he was instructed by FBI attorneys not to answer questions about an ongoing investigation (Gowdy had asked Strzok how many people he interviewed during the summer of 2016 in connection with the nascent Trump probe).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These hearings have just scraped the bottom of the political barrel, and I am absolutely disgusted with the way in which the Democrats are behaving here.

It is apparent that they don't care what the optics of these hearings look like, ahead of midterms this year, as long as they can continue their "Gotcha!" political game.

Jul 12 14:21

"This Is A Very Scary Scenario": Restructuring Legend Warns Of Coming "Perfect Storm"

Two months ago, we brought to your several very concerning quotes from some of the nation's top restructuring bankers, of which the most dire warning came from Bill Derrough, the former head of restructuring at Jefferies and the current co-head of recap and restructuring at Moelis who admitted that: "I do think we're all feeling like where we were back in 2007. There was sort of a smell in the air; there were some crazy deals getting done. You just knew it was a matter of time."

What he is referring to is not just the overall level of exuberance, but the lunacy taking place in the bond market, where CLOs are being created at a record pace, where CCC-rated junk bonds can't be sold fast enough, and where the a yield-starved generation of investors who have never seen a fair and efficient market without Fed backstops, means that the coming bond-driven crash will be spectacular.

Jul 12 14:15

‘They Bombed Trapped Civilians’: Amnesty’s Damning Report on UK, US, France Destruction in Raqqa

UK, US, and French bombs inflicted mass loss of civilian life in ISIS-held Raqqa, according Amnesty International. A new report has also accused coalition forces of bombing areas where they knew civilians were trapped.

During the four-month operation to eradicate the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the US-led coalition – which includes British forces – killed hundreds of civilians and injured many more, says Amnesty International.

According to its damning report into the coalition forces, residents were trapped as fighting raged in the streets between IS militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who were supported by coalition airstrikes. Escape routes for civilians were riddled with IEDs, put there by Islamic State, which also positioned snipers to shoot those trying to flee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More US, French, and British war crimes, this time in Syria.

Jul 12 14:12

The Starving Children of Yemen

Henrietta Fore of UNICEF reports on the appalling conditions in Yemen:

As Fore reminds us, a Yemeni child dies from preventable causes every ten minutes. That adds up to almost 50,000 dead children every year in a war that has dragged on for more than three years. These children are perishing because of starvation created by the Saudi coalition blockade and bombing campaign and from outbreaks of preventable disease that the blockade and bombing campaign have made much harder to combat. The blockade impedes delivery of essential food and medicine and makes them prohibitively expense for most people in a country whose economy has been devastated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; the US government and military are complicit in the Saudi genocide and war crimes in Yemen.

How does it make you feel to understand that you are a citizen of a country complicit in war crimes?!?

I must tell you; it makes me physically ill to understand this. And as a Christian Pacifist Activist, as long as I have breath in my body, I will continue to peacefully witness to what is going on here.

And here are images of what is happening in Yemen, ultimately supported by your tax dollars, and committed in your name.

Images, 2018: Yemeni children dying of malnutrition

Please take a good hard look at these images; then please send this link to your Congressional Representatives, and tell them (peacefully and politely) that you can no longer support US war crimes in Yemen, or those Congressional Representatives who support this.

They understand that this is going on; but now, they need to learn that we also understand now what is going on, and are peacefully and politely asking your Congressional Representives to stop it.

Jul 12 14:02

European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust with “America First” Policies Mount

As Western capitals brace themselves for Wednesday’s two-day NATO summit, Iranians and Europeans alike are hoping EU leaders can finally put their money where their mouth is and unshackle themselves from U.S.-imposed hegemonic bondage.

While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties with Iran without the use of the U.S. dollar.

The move would be a clear sign that the foremost European hegemons – France, Germany, and the United Kingdom – plan to protect the interests of companies hoping to do business with Iran, a significant regional power with a market of around 80 million people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the very bright people who comprise the IAEA tell me, and the world, that Iran is completely in compliance with the P5+1 agreement, I would tend to believe them.

This coming sidlining of the US dollar by Europe and Iran in their trading, is yet another unintended consequence of President Trump's withdrawing the US from the treaty.

And what is President Trump going to do to stop this, literally go to war with every country trading with Iran, including Russia?!?!?

That... would be absolute madness.

But unfortunately, just because a move the US government could make is the most ham-fistedly, big-headedly stupid move it could make, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

Jul 12 13:53

NATO Summit Declaration. Hostile to Russia, Signed by All Member States

Following day-one of July 11 and 12 summit talks in Brussels, NATO issued a declaration, signed by all member state leaders, including Trump and Turkey’s Erdogan.

It’s unacceptably hostile to Russia – “accusing us of provocative activities and…gnashing its teeth,” according to its Foreign Ministry.

The lengthy declaration, prepared ahead of the summit, accused Russia of occupying Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. It turned truth on its head claiming Moscow “illegitimate(ly) annex(ed) Crimea.” A further litany of Big Lies about Russia followed.

The summit declaration criticized Moscow’s legitimate defensive military activities in its own territory, threatening no one – unlike US-dominated NATO, threatening world peace and stability, waging endless wars of aggression against sovereign nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has everyone who signed this large piece of genuine, bonafide codswallop gone collectively barking mad?!?

I would suggest that every single one of the signatories desperately needs a psychiatric evaluation, and right the heck now, for continuing to accuse Russia for doing things it has not done, and then punishing Russia with sanctions for accusals which have absolutely no basis in fact.

But what I am sensing, as I read these bold-faced lies represented in this Declaration, is the coming of a US/European war against Russia.

I cannot tell you when; but the tone of this Declaration seems to make the avoidance of such a war a near-impossibility.

I am hoping like hell that Trump will be able to defuse this during his meeting with Putin, but I am certain that the US Deep State will attempt to prevent this (a stance for peaceful cooperation between the West and Russia) from actually happening.

Jul 12 13:40

Whither Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism?

James Dorsey analyses the structural societal and political obstacles to Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s professed desire to reform and modernise Saudi Arabia and place it on the path of an undefined “moderate Islam”.>>

Jul 12 13:22

Helsinki: How About a Fresh START?

As US President Donald Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s critics continue to inveigh against what they consider an illicitly close relationship between the two, a perspective stemming from the “Russiagate” scandal drummed up by supporters of Hillary Clinton to explain her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.

Russiagate or not, this summit may represent the two countries’ last, best opportunity to halt or even reverse a decade of backsliding toward frigid Cold War relations. And Trump has a ready template at his disposal for pursuing warmer relations with a formidable, but hopefully former, foe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an absolutely reasonable stance for both countries to be taking at this time, and will definitely ratchet down the tensions here.

Jul 12 13:18

British PM Wants Trump to Confront Putin at Upcoming Summit

Since the planned Trump-Putin summit was announced, NATO nations and other US allies have been expressing serious concerns, fearing that Trump is liable to make deals to improve US-Russia relations, and undermine NATO’s recent years of hostility toward them.

While most are just complaining, British Prime Minister Theresa May took a different tack on Wednesday. She endorsed the idea of a summit, while demanding Trump use it as a chance to confront Russia over its “malign activity.”

May was in particular hopeful that Trump would highlight the British allegations of Novichuk poisoning on British soil. She also mentioned “Kremlin-linked cyber attacks,” without specifying what the Kremlin was actually accused of doing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "malign activity"?!? Would Prime Minister May care to articulate that to those people who cannot see it whatsoever, like me?!?

Porton Downs Research Labs cannot prove that the nerve agent which poisoned two Russian ex-pats in Britain, then allegedly killed another woman more recently, is actually related to Novichuk, or identify from where it came.

So Prime Minister May, let me politely suggest to you that you had better have your facts both transparent, and in order, before you urge President Trump to bring those accusations to the Summit in Helsinki on Monday.

Jul 12 13:11

US Embassy in Haiti requests more Marines, security personnel amid violence

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has requested additional security personnel including Marines as the Haitian capital has been gripped by days of protests over a government plan to raise fuel prices and cut food subsidies, according to multiple reports.

A request made by the embassy includes a Marine Security Guard Augmentation Unit consisting of about 13 Marines and other personnel to reinforce existing embassy security, CNN reported Tuesday.

The request has been approved by Trump administration officials, the network added.

Staff at the embassy have been instructed to shelter in place by State Department officials, and a travel advisory urging U.S. citizens to stay away from the airport unless absolutely necessary was issued Tuesday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is about to get nasty.

Jul 12 13:07

SOROS-FUNDED NONPROFIT’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL GETS A PASS ON COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ALLEGATIONS

Right Wing Watch, a left-wing nonprofit aimed at exposing the “extreme agenda” of conservatives, owns a YouTube channel that consists entirely of other people’s videos, yet after several copyright disputes, YouTube has yet to delete the channel.

The nonprofit is owned by People For the American Way, which is funded by George Soros’ Open Society Initiative. The Daily Caller News Foundation review of the Right Watch’s channel found that of the almost 450 videos, not one of them appears to be its own original video.

This by itself would not be a problem if Right Wing Watch provided commentary to the clips they upload, but the channel is completely void of it. The videos are simply clips of other, many times copyrighted, videos.

Videos Right Wing Watch often re-uploads include from channels like Fox News, InfoWars, small Catholic television networks, and various popular conservative personalities on YouTube.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, apparently being George Soros means never having to say you're sorry... even if what you are doing is wildly illegal!!

Jul 12 13:07

Strzok hearing chaos: House chair threatens to hold FBI agent in contempt

A House Judiciary Committee hearing quickly spiraled into chaos on Thursday when FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok said he couldn’t answer a question related to the Russia investigation because the FBI’s lawyers had instructed him not to, leading the committee’s chairman, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to threaten to hold Strzok in contempt.

Jul 12 13:06

The Woman Accused Of An Axe Attack Had "The Love Drug" In Her Blood, A Court Heard

The substance found in Evie Amati's blood increases emotional bonding and is known as "the love drug", an expert pharmacologist said.

Jul 12 13:05

After Bailing on Subpoenaed Testimony, House Judiciary Chairman Threatens to Hold FBI Attorney Lisa Page in Contempt

Embattled FBI Attorney Lisa Page was expected to testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill today, but failed to comply with a congressional subpoena by refusing to show up.

According to her attorney, Page wasn't given ample time to prepare for the hearing. She was expected to answer questions about her relationship with FBI Agent Peter Strzok and a series of text messages from 2016 about stopping Donald Trump from winning the White House.

"Through her actions and words, Lisa has made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate with this investigation. There is no basis for claims that Lisa has anything to hide or is unwilling to testify. The [House Judiciary and Oversight] Committees' bullying tactics here are unnecessary. We expect them to agree to another date so that Lisa can appear before the committees in the near future," Page's attorney, Amy Jeffrees released in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't bet against Ms. Page having already done the due dilligence on those countries which do not have an extradition treaty with the US, and is off and running in a private jet to "Get out of Dodge."

Jul 12 13:01

FLAKE STOPS OBSTRUCTING TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEES, PAVES WAY FOR CRUCIAL CIRCUIT COURT CONFIRMATIONS

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday dropped his plan to obstruct President Trump’s judicial nominees after a symbolic Senate vote on tariffs.

In a narrowly divided Senate, Flake’s automatic no vote on appeals court nominees as a way to demand a vote on Trump’s tariff policies effectively stalled confirmations. While the Arizona senator picked circuit court nominees to use as leverage, he told the Arizona Republic he would not use that as a basis to hold up President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

“That [was] always the deal. Get a vote [on tariffs] and it’s dropped,” Flake told The Hill.

The nonbinding bill, passed 88-11, provides for the inclusion of language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs put in place for national security reasons, according to The Hill.

The vote margin is enough to override a potential Trump veto and emphasizes Senate concern about the issue.

Jul 12 12:59

IRELAND’S SENATE APPROVES BILL TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL GOODS

Yesterday’s bill passed primarily due to votes from opposition and independent legislators. It had originally been proposed by independent Senator Frances Black who spoke before the vote and brought Palestinian farmers to be present in the Seanad for the occasion.

She said:

In the occupied territories, people are forcibly kicked out of their homes, fertile farming land is seized, and the fruit and vegetables produced are then sold on Irish shelves to pay for it all. These settlements are war crimes, and it’s time for Ireland to show some leadership and refuse to support them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Ireland; good on you!

Jul 12 12:55

WALMART PATENTS "BIG BROTHER-STYLE" SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY TO EAVESDROP ON WORKERS' CONVERSATIONS

Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance.

According to the patent document filed with the U.S. government, Walmart is calling the invention "listening to the frontend." The patent reads, in part:

Many different types of sounds result from people in a shopping facility. For example, guests of the shopping facility may talk amongst each other or with employees of the shopping facility. Additionally, guests and employee movements and activities can generate additional sounds. A need exists for ways to capture the sounds resulting from the people in the shopping facility and determine performance of employees based on those sounds.

Jul 12 12:49

BLACK TENNESSEE FARMERS ALLEGE SEED COMPANY SOLD THEM DEFECTIVE SEEDS TO RUN THEM OUT OF BUSINESS

Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, asserted that the blame lied with the seed company as “mother nature doesn’t discriminate.”

In an interview with WMC Actions News 5, Burrell opined,

It doesn’t rain on white farms but not black farms. Insects don’t [only] attack Black farmers’ land … why is it then that white farmers are buying Stine seed and their yield is 60, 70, 80 or 100 bushels of soybeans and Black farmers, who are using the exact same equipment with the exact same land, all of a sudden, your seeds are coming up 5, 6, and 7 bushels?” “

They [the farmers] were effectively duped,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact these allegations are proven true, this seed company should be sued out of existence.

Jul 12 12:15

'This is about survival': The Indonesian clan still harpooning sperm whales to feed their families because the alternative is to starve

The pictures, show a hunt on the islet of Lembata in the remote Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, where the villagers are said to have been spearing sperm whales by hand for at least six centuries.

In the images, taken by Swiss photographer Claudio Seber, hunters can be seen brandishing spears and diving into the water to catch and kill the whales as dozens of others haul them ashore.

The fishermen use huge wooden spears to impale the giant whales. After they are caught the crew members carve them up by the water's edge in a bloody ceremony.

Jul 12 12:10

Cops Bulldoze Unarmed Man to Death Because they Suspected Him of Growing Marijuana

Pennsylvania State Troopers are under fire this week following a deadly officer-involved incident Monday whereby a man was killed by a bulldozer commandeered by one of their officers. Gregory Longenecker (51) was run over by the bulldozer and killed as the PA State Trooper and the dozer operated by the PA Game Commission were supposedly attempting to flush him out.

Jul 12 11:15

EXCLUSIVE: 'Tell Daddy, enough!' Ivanka and Jared's wealthy neighbors hold protest outside their Washington DC home over the Trump administration's failure to reunite separated migrant families

Dozens of people took the street outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's home, in the upmarket neighborhood of Kalorama, on Wednesday evening
Mainly local neighborhood residents, they held candles and signs which read 'Love thy neighbor', 'Tell Daddy, enough!' and 'Reunited'
Protest came just a day after it was revealed that the Trump administration wouldn't meet its federal court ordered deadline to reunite migrant families
Trump's failure to reunite migrant families has sparked protests across America
Around 100 protesters also confronted Ivanka while she was visiting a school in Syracuse, New York on Monday, chanting 'Shame!'

Jul 12 11:07

The Donald arrives for four-day red carpet visit: Trump and Melania set foot on UK soil for first time as President and First Lady - as he gives 'very complimentary speech on England' to Embassy staff

US president has landed at Stansted Airport with First Lady Melania at around 1pm as he starts four-day trip
10,000 police officers have been drafted in to protect him from protests - biggest number since 2011 riots
Mr Trump accompanied by 1,000 of own staff plus planes, helicopters and cars including bomb-proof 'Beast'
Not official state visit but red carpet is being rolled out as he meets the Queen at Windsor and PM at Chequers
Thousands expected to protest against him as he tours UK and giant 'Trump baby balloon' will fly over London
But he said in response: 'I think it's fine. A lot of people like me there. They agree with me on immigration'

Jul 12 10:50

Jean-Claude Juncker stumbles and is helped by leaders at NATO gala

The European Commission President was attending a dinner at the NATO summit in Brussels attended by US President Donald Trump and a number of other world leaders. Juncker was stumbling and swaying to the extent that the presidents of Finland and Ukraine, among others, had to help keep the 63-year-old upright. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also stepped in to guide Juncker.

Jul 12 10:49

World running out of gold & there’s no substitute, experts warn

People responsible for supplying the world with gold are sounding the alarm, saying discoveries of the precious metal are shrinking and there’s no reasonable substitute.

Mining companies are no longer finding new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is currently facing a major crisis. The country’s mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money.

Jul 12 10:47

Watch Live: The Emmy Award Nominees For 2018 Are Being Announced

The nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards, television's highest honors, are being unveiled in Los Angeles.

Jul 12 10:46

Shepard Smith Gives Dark Warning About Trump's 'Unprecedented' Attacks On NATO

In response to President Donald Trump’s breakfast rant at the NATO summit in Brussels, Shepard Smith devoted the first segment of his Wednesday show to reminding Fox News viewers of the importance of the NATO alliance.

Jul 12 10:42

No more ‘hot women’ - FIFA wants fewer images of attractive female fans in stadiums

FIFA's Head of Sustainability and Diversity Federico Addiechi has urged broadcasters to show less cutaways of beautiful women in the stands as part of efforts to tackle sexism in football.

Jul 12 10:30

Air Force begins controversial war games fly-off between 40 year old A-10 and new $400bn F-35 jets amid claims 'grossly inadequate' tests are rigged

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the world's most expensive weapon, has begun its much anticipated and highly controversial 'fly off' against the Air Force's 40 year old A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The series of tests is designed to find out if the $400bn F-35, which has faced massive problems and delays, is better than the A-10 for close air support and combat search and rescue missions.

However, there are claims military bosses are manipulating the tests to favor the F-35

'Our troops deserve better than a surreptitious test rigged in favor of a weapon that can't do the job and against the one that can,' Dan Grazier of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) wrote.

Jul 12 10:28

Outrage as Kylie Jenner superfans start GoFundMe campaign to help her $900million fortune hit a BILLION

Fans of the 20-year-old member of the Kardashian clan launched a page calling for donations to gather the extra £75m required for her to reach billionaire status

Jul 12 10:23

NASA 'needs a backup plan' to get American astronauts to the International Space Station as report warns of 'likely' delays to Boeing and SpaceX manned capsule plans

American astronauts could be stranded without a way to get to and from the International Space Station, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report has warned.

It warns NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules from Boeing and SpaceX

Both companies have been aiming for test flights by the end of this year, but the GAO says further delays are likely.

If postponements keep mounting, the GAO fears there could be a gap in U.S. access to the International Space Station.

Jul 12 10:22

The wife who made the ultimate sacrifice for a 3,000-year loving embrace: Man and woman found together in Ukrainian grave after she was buried ALIVE with her dead husband

An ancient man and woman have been found locked in a loving embrace for 3,000 years in a grave in Ukraine.

The woman was willingly entombed alive in order to accompany her husband to the next world, archeologists believe.

Jul 12 10:18

Natural Disasters & Unnatural Markets | Mike Rivero (7/11/18)

Jul 12 10:07

PITY THE POOR DOUCHBAG

Norman Finkelstein offers his support for Alan Dershowitz as he has become a social refugee in elite resorts across the Northeast due to his support for the Trump Administration.

Jul 12 10:02

Did Richard III murder the two children of his predecessor, Edward IV? Scientists say DNA could finally solve the 500 year-old 'princes in the tower' mystery

Finally geneticists have obtained a sample of DNA that could settle one of Britain's most curious cold cases.

It has long been believed the medieval English King Richard III murdered the two children of his predecessor Edward IV in the Tower of London in 1483.

Jul 12 09:55

Papa John's Tumbles After Report Of Founder's Racist Remarks

Shares of Papa John's tumbled on Wednesday to $47.80, the lowest price since February 2016, after after outspoken chairman and founder John Schnatter came under fire following a report from Forbes that he used the N-word and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a conference call in May designed by marketing agency Laundry Service as a role-playing exercise for Schnatter in an effort to prevent future public-relations snafus."

Following the conference call incident, Laundry Service cut ties with Papa John's - telling staff in a May 31 letter that it was ending its work with an unnamed client thanks to "the regrettable recent events that several employees of Laundry Service witnessed during interactions with a client’s executive," according to a copy of the letter obtained by Bloomberg.

Papa John chairman and founder John Schnatter

Jul 12 09:52

THE MAXINE WATERS MARXIST MINSTREL SHOW

"When you attack a Black woman for speaking out about injustice, and when you call for ‘civility’ in the face of blatant racism, you invoke a long history of white supremacist power.”

So reads a letter in defense of the call by Rep. Maxine Waters to harass Trump administration officials.

“The concept of respect is culturally mediated; there is no single, objective standard,” it concludes.

There are clear objective standards. They include not harassing the people you disagree with in their private lives. The only people who think that standard is “culturally mediated” are leftist thugs.

But the lefty letter, which claims thousands of signatories, is not unique. Nor is its message.

A New York Times op-ed declares that civility is the “misguided obsession” of “white America.” According to a CNN analysis, not being harassed while you’re having dinner is a form of “privilege”.

Jul 12 09:51

‘They Profiled My 11-Year-Old’: Cops Called on Black Mom, Son, Delivering Papers

Social media is up in arms after police were called on an 11-year-old boy delivering newspapers in Columbus, Ohio – only the latest case in a slew of viral incidents in which police have been called on African Americans simply going about their daily lives.

On Friday, Brandie Sharp posted about the interaction she and her son, Uriah, had with police in the upper-class Columbus neighborhood of Upper Arlington. She had encouraged her son to take on a paper route to raise some extra money for his hobbies, she told Sputnik News on Wednesday.

Jul 12 09:48

‘I Kill Motherf*ckers’: Chicago Cops Caught ‘Taunting’ Black Residents (VIDEO)

A viral video posted to Facebook of a Chicago police officer’s heated exchanges with two black men sparked an investigation into the cop’s actions by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the office said Monday.

The video was filmed by an African American man walking with his friend. As the video begins, an officer in an unmarked vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road. He tell the two African American men as they walk past that he "kill motherf*ckers." The man filming accuses the officer of trying to run him over.

According to a Friday press conference, the Chicago Police Department added "more than 1,500" officers to their regular patrol for the holiday on July 4, the day the video was shot. "These officers saturated neighborhood parks, downtown and lakefront areas."

Jul 12 09:41

California Mayor Paying Residents Not To Commit Violent Crimes

He’s providing a guaranteed basic income to some of the poorer residents, no strings attached. Another project focuses on those “most likely to commit a violent crime.” By paying them a stipend of up to $1,000 per month, the theory is that they’ll be less likely to get into trouble.

Jul 12 09:38

EXCLUSIVE: 'Tell Daddy, enough!' Ivanka and Jared's wealthy neighbors hold protest outside their Washington DC home over the Trump administration's failure to reunite separated migrant families

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's neighbors gathered outside their Washington DC home in silent protest against the Trump administration's immigration policy and failure to reunite migrant children with their families.

Dozens of people took the street outside the first daughter's $5.5million family home, in the upmarket neighborhood of Kalorama, on Wednesday evening.

Jul 12 09:17

Papa John's Chairman Resigns After Racist Comments Revealed

Following today's much publicized report that just a few months after Papa John founder and Chairman John Schnatter quit the CEO last November for “divisive” remarks when he criticized the NFL for its handling of players’ national-anthem protests, saying it hurt the pizza chain’s sales, he used the N-word and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a conference call, moments ago the company announced that that the company had accepted Schantter's resignation.

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA)today announced that the independent directors of the company have accepted the resignation of John H. Schnatter as Chairman of the Board. Olivia Kirtley acts as the company’s Lead Independent Director. Papa John’s will appoint a new Chairman of the Board in the coming weeks.

Jul 12 09:07

Why you should care about NATO

According to the Washington Post, the boy discovered the dead bodies of Matthew Edwards, 42, and his wife Julie Edwards, 41, along with the couple’s children, ages 6, 4, and 3. (Police have not named the children.) They had all been fatally shot.

Jul 12 09:06

US says all eligible youngest children, families reunited

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.

Jul 12 09:04

Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club, attorney says

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested during a Wednesday night performance at a strip club in Ohio, according to her lawyer, who called the arrest a "politically motivated" setup.

Jul 12 09:02

Rap Sheet: 305 Acts of Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters by Leftists, 60 Graphic Videos

More than 300 acts of violence and harassment against Trump supporters have been documented, with more than 60 graphic videos! The media is complicit as it encourages and foments attacks on conservatives.

Jul 12 08:32

Orange Order members parade after night of sporadic violence

Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland after a night of sporadic violence in the region.

Masked men hijacked and torched vehicles in and around Belfast amid loyalist anger about moves to reduce the size of two loyalist Eleventh Night bonfires, while in Londonderry republican youths engaged in a fifth successive night of disorder in the Bogside area, throwing petrol bombs at police.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd condemned those involved.

“The disorder we have seen has been caused by a small minority of people who have no regard for their communities,” he said.

Jul 12 08:31

'There are Nazis in our neighborhood:' New billboard in Tacoma draws attention

A new billboard in Tacoma is drawing a lot of attention along Pacific Avenue and 72nd Street.

The billboard says, “There are Nazis in our neighborhood.”

Neighbors in the group, “Tacoma Against Nazis” said they're fighting back against what they feel is white supremacy invading their community.

"Nazi activity and white supremacy is not welcome in Tacoma,” said Hope Teague-Bowling who lives in the neighborhood and is in the group Tacoma Against Nazis. “You're not welcome here to do business, you're not welcome to live here and we don't want you around."

Jul 12 08:23

Bill Mahr and Michael Moore call for Civil War

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michael Moore goes on Bill Mahr’s Politically Incorrect show to call for Civil War. Watch them as they fear monger and try to get the brain-dead liberal millennial‘s to hit the streets and cause mayhem while they sit in their ivory towers safe and sound under the protection of armed guards.

Jul 12 08:21

Is Israel becoming a promised land of impunity for crooks and fraudsters?

Israel isn’t just a sanctuary for the world’s Jewish victims of persecution, it has also become a haven for financial fraudsters. Dealers in binary options and the like find law enforcement officers who are lenient or complicit, legislators who champion the illegal practice, and tax policies that encourage such conduct. Since Israel is a close ally of the US, it is unlikely that it will face sanctions from foreign governments, so it is up to Israel itself to clean its own house. Until it does so, it will have a welcome mat out for both homegrown and foreign fraudsters.

Jul 12 08:20

Thanks to pervasive Israel-centric myths, Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Amid occupation and blockade, Palestinians count on international aid to get by. But now, thanks to pro-Israel talking points on how the PA distributes money, Australia has decided to end its direct aid program. In Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s words, Palestinians should no longer be able to “use our aid to free up money in its budget for state-promoted terrorism.”
Note: There is not a single country that is not controlled by the Jewish nation of Israel. Power unlimited/

Jul 12 08:15

Elor Azaria Receives Hero’s Welcome at Scene of Hebron Shooting

Elor Azaria shot a seriously injured, unarmed Palestinian in 2016 and served a short sentence in prison. When he returned to the scene of his crime, he was treated not like a criminal, but like a prince. Palestinian life is clearly of little value to Israel and many Israelis.

Jul 12 08:13

The ‘ultimate deal’ that Jared Kushner is proposing for Palestine would strip the people of all their dignity

Is there no humiliation left for the Palestinians? After Oslo, after the “two state solution”, after the years of Israeli occupation – of “Area A” and “Area C” to define which kind of occupation the Palestinians must live under – after the vast Jewish colonisation of land thieved from its Arab owners, after the mass killings of Gaza, and Trump’s decision that Jerusalem, all of Jerusalem, must be the capital of Israel, are the Palestinians going to be asked to settle for cash and a miserable village? Is there no shame left?

Jul 12 08:08

Senate committee approves AIPAC bill to give Israel $38 billion over 10 years, with additional perks

A bipartisan majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the legislation, allowing it to proceed to the full Senate floor. The bill also authorized the president to establish a US-Israeli counter-drone program, expand collaboration on the peaceful exploration of space, extended loan guarantees to Israel, etc. Rand Paul called for phasing out aid to Israel.
Note: This is treason!

Jul 12 07:39

Alt-Left Melts Down Over "Unmasking Antifa" Act

Introduced in the House last month by Rep Dan Donovan (R-NY), H.R. 6054 is a response to a spate of violent attacks provoked by masked members of Antifa, and would punish anyone wearing a mask who "injures, oppresses, threatens or intimidates" a person "in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege" with a fine and up to 15 years in prison.

The law is effectively a modern take on anti-mask laws dating back to the mid-20th century in order to stop the violent activities of the Ku Klux Klan - and the left is predictably pissed.

Jul 12 07:23

Police: Stormy Daniels grabbed backside of undercover Columbus officer

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested in Columbus.

That's according to her attorney Michael Avenatti who tweeted the news early Thursday morning.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing at Sirens Adult Entertainment Club on Cleveland Avenue in north Columbus. According to an arrest report, Daniels began dancing around 11:30 Wednesday night. During her performance, officers in the club said they witnessed Daniels using her bare breasts to smack patrons. The officers also said they observed Daniels fondling the breasts of female patrons.

The report states that when the officers approached the stage, Daniels held the face of the female officer between her breasts. It also says she did the same to a male officer. The report goes on to say Daniels fondled the buttocks and breasts of another officer. At that point, court documents state that a fourth officer exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, actual physical contact between strippers and patrons is forbidden (except for tucking bills into g-strings, of course). No doubt Liberals will scream that their star accuser against Trump was entrapped, but I think Stormy's fifteen minutes of fame just went down in flames!

Jul 12 07:01

PEDOPHILES ARE NOW CALLING THEMSELVES ‘MINOR ATTRACTED PERSONS’ AND WANT INCLUSION IN LGBTQ MOVEMENT (Who saw that coming?)

Pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBT+ community, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month. The “MAP/NOMAP community” tries to pull at people’s heartstrings by claiming that pedophiles are misunderstood marginalized people, and that as long as their attraction to children is not acted upon — or in some cases when they get permission from the child — that they should not be villainized

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the United States of America has descended to, thanks to liberalism!

Jul 12 06:11

Trump To NATO: "I'm A Very Stable Genius" (Video)

After congratulating Croatia on its' soccer victory, President Trump explained to a Croatian reporter yesterday at a NATO press conference that he is "very consistent" in his tweets and that he's "a very stable genius."

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