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CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 07 06:31

Stockton program would pay men not to shoot each other

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs condemned the violence in the city over the weekend and is considering a couple different ways to combat crime, including one that pays people not to commit crimes.

Jul 07 06:30

No charges for man who shot, killed neighbor trying to drown twin babies

It was a case that stunned residents in a small Oklahoma city earlier this year – a resident told police he shot and killed his neighbor to keep the man from drowning two young children.
On Thursday, a little more than a month after the shooting, officials announced that the case is closed – the Pontotoc County District Attorney ruled the shooting was a ‘justifiable use of deadly force under Oklahoma Law.’

Jul 06 17:52

Our Political Parties Are Obsolete

When the parties do finally implode, the general mood will be: good riddance. A centralized spoils system is no longer a viable way to govern the nation. Political systems everywhere are facing a choice: Decentralize or die.

Jul 06 17:00

14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken. We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least. Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening. Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor. Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them. And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations. Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation.

Jul 06 16:57

Tax Collectors In Florida Openly Carry Guns, While Public Is Banned From Doing So

Tax collectors in Florida are now publicly announcing the values of being armed when demanding money from citizens. The only problem is that the state bans open carry for civilians that the tax collectors are stealing money from.

Jul 06 16:40

SHOCK CLAIM: Temp Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Warming’…

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

Jul 06 16:33

CNN Threatens To Put Kid’s Life in Danger… For revenge…

CNN has behaved in a manner that crosses the line between petty and criminal. Blackmailing a private citizen, no matter how upset he collectively made a multi-million dollar corporation, is just plain wrong.

Jul 06 16:29

Which completely screwed up healthcare bill do you want?

What I’m pointing out in this article is an ongoing devastation that sits at the bottom of any conventional health plan. All discussions about which national insurance scheme is right for you ignores that devastation.

Jul 06 16:24

Donald Trump vs the 4th Estate

By awarding itself the title of the « 4th Estate », the US Press has claimed equality with the three Democratic Estates, although it is devoid of popular legitimacy. It is waging a vast campaign, both at home and abroad, to denigrate President Trump and provoke his destitution – a campaign which began on the very evening of his election, in other words before he even arrived at the White House. It won huge success amongst the Democrat electorate and in the allied states, whose population is convinced that the President of the United States is deranged. But Donald Trump’s electors are holding fast, and he is proving able to fight efficiently against poverty.

Jul 06 16:18

Will Stocks Crash 25% in 3 Months? See the great investor Ron Paul…

Precariously overstretched equity valuations and the purportedly “data dependent” Federal Reserve’s insistence on raising interest rates could bring about the next market correction as soon as October, former Congressman Ron Paul said during a recent appearance on CNBC’s “Futures Now.”

Jul 06 15:42

Racial Disparity In US Infant Mortality Increasing – Study

The gap between black and white infant mortality rates is growing wider after a decade of shrinking, a new study has found.

Jul 06 14:49

Mother Faces Prosecution for leaving Child in LEGO Store

A mother faces child endangerment charges for letting her 10-year-old child hang out in a Lego Store while she shopped elsewhere in a western New York mall.

Jul 06 13:42

Did John Wayne die of cancer caused by a radioactive movie set?

I'm horrified to have to report this, John, but your girlfriend's claim is only slightly exaggerated. Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada. The whole ghastly story is told in The Hollywood Hall of Shame by Harry and Michael Medved. But let's start at the beginning.

Jul 06 12:46

New Ben Garrison: "Hitting the Hornet's Nest"

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Jul 06 12:24

NY Post: It’s Time to Investigate John Podesta’s Russia Ties

Lawmakers failed to seize on an alarming development in the Russia collusion story last week, one that should spark serious and immediate congressional inquiry.

But it didn’t involve President Trump or his administration.

Jul 06 11:07

/pol/: CNN claims, without proof, people were bused in to praise Trump in Poland.

But CNN ignores proof that illegal voters were bused in to vote.

Jul 06 11:03

Must watch: Rare on-the-ground reporting on violent (US backed) right-wing opposition in Venezuela

Rare on-the-ground reporting on violent (US backed) right-wing opposition in Venezuela

Jul 06 11:01

Here is the PIC that Pissed Off CNN

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Jul 06 10:50

BREAKING: TRUMP CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING

Key Trump administration officials reportedly spent Independence Day in emergency meetings following North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some worry may be able to reach Alaska.

Jul 06 09:55

Minneapolis Airport TSA fails 95% of security tests for smuggling of bombs, weapons, and drugs

When put to the test, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport failed 95-percent of security tests conducted at the airport last week, according to Fox 9 sources.

Last Thursday, what’s referred to as the “Red Team” in town from Washington D.C., posed as passengers and attempted to sneak items through security that should easily be caught.
In most cases, they succeeded in getting the banned items through. 17 out of 18 tries by the undercover federal agents saw explosive materials, fake weapons, or drugs pass through TSA screening undetected.

Jul 06 09:54

Man says the FBI agents who sold him a machine gun and silencer also urged him in mass shooting plot

Lawyers for a man charged in a mass shooting plot in downtown Milwaukee say their client refused to participate when urged by FBI informants they say harassed him for months.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/2tBoKp9 ) reports that lawyers for 25-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh claim entrapment in the case and have asked Hamzeh be released from jail on bail pending his February trial.

Jul 06 09:28

The Twilight Of Unipolar American Power

In 1962 the former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson quipped that: "Britain had lost an Empire and yet to find a role". Well, perhaps the same can now tentatively be said of the United States in these early, but profoundly debilitating days, of the Trump administration and its chaotic, incoherent foreign policy. The Trump administration's approach to traditional American allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia has been belligerent, nonsensical and highly neurotic. American foreign policy is a complete mess and the only people and country this is inflicting real damage on is the United States.

Jul 06 09:06

Trump On CNN Blackmail Scandal: "I Think They've Hurt Themselves Badly -- Very, Very Badly"

During a press conference Thursday in Poland, Trump was asked what he thought of the CNN blackmail scandal which came in the wake of his WWE-meme tweet.

Jul 06 08:50

The Mindless Hawkish Response to North Korea’s Missile Test

The WSJ editors assert that “three U.S. administrations have tried diplomacy and failed,” but that misrepresents the consistency of the U.S. effort and it misleads their audience about how things have turned out this way. Diplomacy with North Korea did have some success in limiting their nuclear program over twenty years ago, but the Bush administration’s attempt to force even bigger concessions through increased pressure backfired spectacularly and led to North Korea’s withdrawal from the NPT and their first nuclear weapons test. Since then, the U.S. has been trying to contain the fallout from that bit of short-sighted hard-line posturing. Pursuing an even more aggressive policy now isn’t going to succeed, and it might very well plunge the Koreas and the U.S. into a major war that would be a disaster for all involved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only reasonable thing here is negotiation; but the US must present something to negotiate with.

I have long suggested a real peace deal for North Korea, replacing the armistice, where free trade, and the lifting of sanctions would be honored in exchange for North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons program.

Of course, that...would be logical.

And unfortunately, the US government's relationship with logic, in its foreign policy of the last 20 - odd years has not been that intense.

Jul 06 08:45

St. Louis will drop minimum wage from $10 to $7.70.

Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle, but it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis, Missouri.
Amer Hawatmeh's family-owned restaurant in downtown St. Louis is struggling.

Jul 06 08:44

Hobby Lobby to pay $3 million fine, forfeit smuggled ancient artifacts

Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit thousands of artifacts from modern-day Iraq and pay a $3 million fine to resolve a civil action the Justice Department brought against the company, according to court documents.

Jul 06 08:42

Even a US ‘Surgical Strike’ Against North Korea Could Lead to Full-Scale War

Even administration officials readily admit that a full-scale war with North Korea is “a war we don’t want.” After almost 70 years of armistice, North Korea has retaliatory capabilities that would devastate South Korea, killing millions, and the large US military contingent in South Korea would be sitting ducks.

At the same time, the Trump Administration is eager to play up their readiness for war, and belief that they have myriad military options, which is raising concerns about the possibility of a limited engagement, or some sort of surgical strike.

Experts, however, seem virtually unanimous in their opinion that a limited military exchange wouldn’t be limited for long, with North Korean retaliation likely in the case of any attack, with the situation progressively escalating into the full-scale war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only good option, even though it might be limited in scope, is that of negotiation, in order to ratchet tensions down; unfortunately, President Trump does not really understand how to do this here, so what we are seeing is bluster and threat, which can, potentially have some very real, and negative, consequences.

All it will take to get a regional war going, is a stupid miscalculation, or mis-reading of information on either side, and we are off and running, potentially toward a nuclear war.

Jul 06 08:20

102 SHOT, 15 FATALLY, IN CHICAGO OVER JULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The violence plaguing Chicago made international headlines Wednesday, after a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend. Of the 102 people shot since Friday night, 15 have died. Police said most of the shootings happened Monday night on the South and West sides of the city."You just destroyed somebody's family," one of the victim's relatives, John Davis, said. His uncle, 56-year-old Tyrone Burdine, was fatally shot Tuesday evening in front of his home, with children narrowly escaping the gunfire."Here comes this car speeding through the alley, shooting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the watch of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, gangs have been allowed to take over Chicago, and the people of the city are helpless against it; I have lived too long to believe in "coincidence" any more.

Jul 06 08:20

Kremlin fears meddling as Russian youth say 'enough of Putin'

Watching gleefully as Washington gets bogged down in the "Russia thing", lawmakers in Moscow are looking at ways to prevent the West from interfering in Russia's presidential election.

Jul 06 08:20

France will 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040'

France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country's new environment minister has announced.
Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he unveiled a series of measures as part of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make the country carbon neutral by 2050.

Jul 06 08:11

CHINA'S SURVEILLANCE PLANS INCLUDE 600 MILLION CCTV CAMERAS NATIONWIDE, AND PERVASIVE FACIAL RECOGNITION

Two of the recurrent themes here on Techdirt recently are China's ever-widening surveillance of its citizens, and the rise of increasingly powerful facial recognition systems. Those two areas are brought together in a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal that explores China's plans to roll out facial recognition systems on a massive scale. That's made a lot easier by the pre-existing centralized image database of citizens, all of whom must have a government-issued photo ID by the age of 16, together with billions more photos found on social networks, to which the Chinese government presumably has ready access.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would seriously doubt that the US government is very far behind the Chinese in these endeavors.

Jul 06 08:08

MADURO THUGS STORM VENEZUELA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, BEAT OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS, DEFAULT RISK JUMPS

Venezuela celebrated 206 years of independence in a manner uniquely befitting Latin America’s socialist paradise: A gang of armed Maduro supporters broke into the National Assembly and viciously assaulted opposition lawmakers, nearly killing one.

Pipe-wielding government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Wednesday, witnesses said, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during a political crisis.

The melee, which injured seven opposition politicians, was another worrying flashpoint in a traumatic last three months for the South American OPEC nation, shaken by opposition protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know what the Vegas odds are of Maduro staying in power much longer, but I would not probably rate them as being excellent, right now.

Of course, that being said, I am quite certain that both the Trump Administration and the Deep State of the Unhinged Surveilled State of America, have their very own "government in a box", ready to spring on Venezuela when the time is right.

And the "price" the Venezuelan people will be expected to pay, for having supported a socialist government for so long, is more austerity; more hunger; and far less freedoms.

Jul 06 08:00

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal.
The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world's biggest economic areas.
However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time.
Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into Japan.
The outline plan was signed in Brussels after a meeting between the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on the eve of a meeting of the G20 group of leading economies in Hamburg.
It comes hard on the heels of the collapse of a long-awaited trade agreement between Japan, the US and other Pacific ring countries, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was scrapped in January by US President Donald Trump.
'Countering' Brexit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hopefully, when the details kick in, this will be a truly "win-win" situation for both Europe and Japan.

Jul 06 07:56

SYRIAN KURDS EXPECT WAR WITH TURKEY ‘WITHIN DAYS’

Citing a continued military buildup along their frontier in northern Syria, the Kurdish YPG’s leadership says they believe an attack by Turkey, leading to open warfare, is imminent, and will likely begin “within days.”

Turkey and the YPG are hostile toward one another, with Turkey repeatedly declaring the Kurds “terrorists,” and attacking Kurdish targets in Afrin District. YPG commanders have openly talked about invading Turkish-held parts of Syria and “liberating” them into the Kurdish autonomous region of Rojave.

Turkish Deputy PM Numaan Kurtulmus denied that Turkey was “declaring war” against the YPG, but did insist that they are “making preparations” to protect Turkish independence from the “threat” posed by the continued existence of the YPG on their border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The main flaw in US war planning here, was the "illusion" that the US could, in any way, control the Kurd's desire for a real homeland, carving up bits of Syria to obtain it, and that Turkey would allow that to happen.

Unfortunately, this is followed up by a very troubling article out of blacklistednews.com:

Turkey warns it is ready for a Military Intervention in Syria

Jul 06 07:55

Rep. Steve Scalise Admitted Back Into Intensive Care

It appears Rep. Steve Scalise is not out of the woods yet.

The Republican Congressman who was hit by a leftist would-be assassin’s bullet last month is still struggling to survive his injuries. Late Wednesday night the hospital announced that he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit because of new concerns of infection. His condition was downgraded from “fair” to “serious.”

Jul 06 06:16

'F**k White People' Art Poster Is Not Racist, South African Court Rules

An "art poster" plastered on the wall of Iziko South African National Gallery which says "F*ck white people" repeatedly is not racist or hate speech, according to a Cape Town magistrate's court.

Jul 06 06:15

Trump In Poland: 'The West Will Never, Ever Be Broken,' 'Our Civilization Will Triumph'

During his speech in Poland on Thursday, President Trump stood up for "our people" and "our civilization" and vowed that "the West will never, ever be broken."

Jul 06 05:51

5.8 earthquake hits Western Montana

One of the largest earthquakes to hit Montana in decades rocked the Western region of the state Thursday, registering 5.8 on the Richter scale.

Jul 05 18:16

HOLY CRAP! THIS CNN HOST JUST HAD A BRUTAL MELTDOWN ON TV OVER TRUMP’S TWEET AND WE’RE ALL LAUGHING!

A CNN panel had a complete meltdown on Sunday when a Trump supporter defended the President’s anti-CNN tweet as a ‘tongue-in-cheek, satirical video’. Sally Kohn looked like she was in dire need of a visit to a therapist after this discussion.

Jul 05 17:10

Emergency Coffee with Scott Adams - Reddit vs. CNN

So, did everybody see the news . . . ?

Jul 05 16:25

Ted Cruz Says CNN Exposing Reddit Meme Maker Violates Georgia Law.

What has it come to?  This is ridiculous, and it is just another war between mainstream media and alternative media.  CNN is over the edge, and they have may have even violated the law.

Jul 05 15:49

CONGRESS GOES AFTER KRATOM, ATTEMPTS TO EXPAND DRUG WAR

In Congress, a new bill entitled Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, aka SITSA, was introduced to both the Senate and the House.

Not surprisingly, a major sponsor of the bill is Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) long known for her hatred of human rights. And Senator Charles E. Grassley.

In an emailed statement, Feinstein said:

This bill provides federal law enforcement with new tools to ensure those peddling dangerous drugs, which can be lethal, are brought to justice.
Feinstein is sponsoring her chamber’s version of the bill which has moved on to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Feinstein is the top-ranking democrat on this committee and Grassley is its chair.

Jul 05 15:42

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists 

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.

It is thought the toxic medication switches on a repair mechanism in the body which ultimately allows tumours to grow back stronger. It also increases the number of ‘doorways’ on blood vessels which allow cancer to spread throughout the body.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cancer patients, and the people who love them, have known about this for quite some time; yet, doctors keep silent about what the nasty effects of chemo can ultimately be.

Additionally, there are very few doctors who understand the relationship between nutrition and wellness, and are able to suggest complementary supplementation to keep their patients' systems healthier.

Jul 05 15:32

Raising Robots: Can Morals Be Taught To AI Through Parenting Skills?

It is a dimwitted fantasy to treat Artificial Intelligence and robots as sentient human beings, when they are not, nor can they ever be. Yet, as Japanese men are having sex with silicon dolls, others are trying to teach morals to robots using ‘parenting skills.’ ? TN Editor

Intelligent machines, long promised and never delivered, are finally on the horizon. Sufficiently intelligent robots will be able to operate autonomously from human control. They will be able to make genuine choices. And if a robot can make choices, there is a real question about whether it will make moral choices. But what is moral for a robot? Is this the same as what’s moral for a human?

Jul 05 15:16

A Sign? A Badly Wounded Bald Eagle Was Rescued On The Streets Of Washington D.C. Right Before The 4th Of July

I don’t know if you believe in signs, but I do. So when I heard that a very badly injured bald eagle had been found wandering the streets of Washington D.C. right before the 4th of July, that definitely got my attention. Today, bald eagles are actually quite rare. There are only about 5,000 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states, and it is especially uncommon to spot one in one of our major cities.

Jul 05 14:52

Haley: US Will Use Military In North Korea "If It Must"

The war drums are beating louder, and as US Ambassador to the UN Nicky Haley said moments ago as she speaks live (webcast), the North Korea launch is clear, sharp military escalation and the US will use the full range of its capabilities in North Korea including military force, "if it must." Her key soundbites from Reuters and Bloomberg:

HALEY: PREPARED TO USE THE FULL RANGE OF ITS CAPABILITIES TO DETER NORTH KOREA, INCLUDING MILITARY FORCE "IF WE MUST"

HALEY: U.S. WON'T HAVE PATIENCE FOR WATERED DOWN UN RESOLUTION

She also said that an escalated response needed in wake of ICBM launch, and sent a clear warning to China over supporting N. Korea whose launch shows North Korea "does not want to be part of a peaceful world":

HALEY SAYS COUNTRIES ALLOWING TRADE WITH NORTH KOREA IN VIOLATION OF U.N. SANCTIONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TRADE WITH U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is getting about as serious as is a heart attack, and escalating rapidly.

IF the US uses force, outside the limits of whatever Security Council Resolution is created, stemming from this emergency meeting, we are potentially looking at war with China, and this would be horrific indeed.

President Trump and his advisors could step down the rhetoric, by offering a little bit with which to negotiate with North Korea, perhaps by not having as many joint drills with the South Korean military, or eliminating them completely.

But President Trump and Rex Tillerson will not agree to this.

What could be offered to North Korea would be getting South Korea, North Korea, the US, and China to the negotiating table to agree to a complete peace deal, normalizing trade, and dropping financial sanctions, with which to replace the armistice, with the quid pro quo being that North Korea stops its nuclear weapons development program, with inspections to verify compliance, as is happening with Iran.

Unfortunately, this... would be logical. I don't know what Ambassador Haley's rhetoric is signaling, but it does not appear to me to be a peaceful, rational way of dealing with the issue of North Korea's weapons development program.

Jul 05 14:46

What did the mainstream media fail to tell you about the dozens of convenience stores recently raided by ICE?

President Trump unleashed ICE at the end of May, deploying its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit, along with the DEA to arrest dozens of convenience store owners across 4 states.

Jul 05 14:35

Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa President Proposes Land "Expropriation Without Compensation"

With every passing day the formerly booming nation of South Africa is getting ever closer to the formerly banana republic of Zimbabwe.

On Wednesday, South Africa's ruling African National Congress proposed at its 5th annual national policy conference that in addition to potentially nationalizing the country's central bank, that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where it is "necessary and unavoidable," President Jacob Zuma said.

Ordinary South Africans are meanwhile keeping close tabs on the policy conference, adamant that the ANC come up with solutions to overcome deep poverty, the uncontrollable rise in unemployment and inequality.

The ANC should once again become "the party that people voted for so many years ago," says Mbali Nyando, lamenting that 22 years into democracy, the living conditions of the people, black people in particular, are "deteriorating rather than improving."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I predicted this turn of events many years ago; and the problem is, without education on how things work, this expropriation of businesses and land cannot possibly work. It is doomed to be an epic fail, worsening the situation in South Africa to the point where there well be a revolution against the ANC, because it has not delivered to its people, in over 22 years.

Jul 05 13:48

MAN SAYS THE FBI AGENTS WHO SOLD HIM A MACHINE GUN AND SILENCER ALSO URGED HIM IN MASS SHOOTING PLOT

Lawyers for a man charged in a mass shooting plot in downtown Milwaukee say their client refused to participate when urged by FBI informants they say harassed him for months.

Jul 05 13:37

Dallas Hotel Evacuated, SWAT & Police Respond To Active Shooter Call

Police in Dallas, Texas, responded to reports of an active shooter inside a Wyndham hotel, where rooms were evacuated. One man was taken into police custody, and another man was seen being taken into an ambulance, which was followed by officers.

Jul 05 13:25

Just In Time: Latest Project Veritas Video Is Up!

We needed more evidence such as this for the great meme war that is upon us.

Jul 05 13:21

Scott Adams: Solving the North Korea Situation

I have some spare time this morning so I thought I would solve the North Korean nuclear threat problem.

The current frame on how all sides are approaching the problem is a win-lose setup. Either North Korea wins – and develops nukes that can reach the mainland USA – or the United States wins, and North Korea abandons its nuclear plans, loses face, loses leverage, and loses security. Our current framing of the situation doesn’t have a path to success.

So how do you fix that situation?

Jul 05 12:50

Deadliest July 4 weekend in Chicago in years, over 100 shot despite extra police

Over 100 people were shot over the four-day weekend in Chicago, with a dozen killed. This is despite more than 1,000 extra officers being deployed on the streets during the holiday.

Jul 05 12:47

Russia, China: N. Korea Must Freeze Nuclear Activities, US Halt THAAD Deployment

Moscow and Beijing have agreed that North Korea should freeze its nuclear and missile programs, while the US and South Korea should abstain from holding war games in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Jul 05 12:14

BREAKING: CNN May Have Targeted The WRONG Meme Creator Over Trump's WWE Tweet

after nearly a full day of promoting a story labeling the redoubtable Reddit meme generator HanA**holeSolo the source of President Trump’s WWE vs. CNN logo wrestling gif, it turns out that CNN may have botched the story

Jul 05 11:58

BREAKING: New #AmericanPravda: @CNN video is out now! #CNNBlackmail

A follow-up to Project Veritas' American Pravda: CNN video again exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN's New Day saying he doesn't think he "said anything wrong."

Jul 05 11:53

U.S. Outmaneuvers Itself In Syria Over Damascus-Baghdad Highway

By Brandon Turbeville

As the Syrian military makes massive gains throughout the country, particularly in the east, it is now painfully obvious that the United States and its Western allies are desperately trying to prevent the Assad government from reaching the Iraqi border and unifying Syria.

One need only look at the strategic positioning of U.S. and allied troops as well as Western-backed terrorists to see that this is the case...

Jul 05 10:38

Sen. Cruz, just found a Georgia law that outlaws what CNN did.

Want to guess where CNN is based out of?

Ted Cruz Thinks CNN Got Reddit Users IP address ILLEGALLY..

Jul 05 10:20

TRUMP IN DANGER! MAXINE WATERS JUST WENT ON STAGE, OPENED HER PIEHOLE AND PROVED SHE’S BAT$HIT CRAZY

Democrat leader Maxine Waters went off on President Trump and his cabinet officials in a speech on Saturday at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Waters called Attorney General Jeff Sessions a “racist” who “loved the KKK” during her remarks despite the truth that Jeff Sessions actually prosecuted Klan members while serving in Alabama.

Jul 05 09:33

Trump: Toward War in the Middle East

Now comes President Donald Trump. His policies for the Middle East are similar to those of the previous two administrations but on steroids. Trump has already escalated the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. When Trump sends his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to solve the seventy-year-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu cannot hide his happiness with the appointment. The Democrats and the media are too busy with election results, hacking, and the Russian probe to pay much attention to Middle East policy, with one exception – Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However, this time, unlike the situation in Iraq, there is a 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bosendorfer, regarding further American military misadventures in the Middle East; it goes by the name of Russia, and will, should Iran be attacked, to Iran's aid militarily.

IF, in fact, the US goes to war against Iran, to appease its Israeli handlers, look for the reinstitution of a draft, for both men and women; an horrific decline in the US economy; and the possibility that the US military may well not be able to emerge victorious from the conflict.

Jul 05 09:23

RIGHT AFTER TRUMP BODYSLAMMED CNN THE PEOPLE HIT THEM EVEN HARDER WITH ANOTHER VIRAL ATTACK

A new meme is dominating the twittersphere this week that promises to trigger libtards into convulsions. Previously Trump enraged the media when he tweeted this......

Jul 05 09:22

Pentagon Withholds Nuclear Base Inspection Results

Pass-Fail results of Pentagon inspections of America’s nuclear weapons facilities have historically been a better of public record, and one which has proven a repeated embarrassment, as those inspections have repeatedly shown substandard performance and disastrously bad security.

Officials seem to have figured a way around that, as they have begun withholding inspection results, including the very basic pass-fail details that the media usually knows about. This was apparently an internal policy recommendation as a reaction to all the embarrassing failures.

The real goal seems obvious. Facts about the systematic failures within America’s nuclear weapons program lead to embarrassing media coverage, and keeping those facts secret is ultimately much simpler than actually making improvements so the inspections are all passed.

Jul 05 09:20

Mass Execution of Turkmen; 230 Killed in Iraq

On Tuesday, Iraqi Maj. Faris Aboud reported that a single field hospital servicing the Old City neighborhood in Mosul received 300 wounded during just one day recently. And, many of these wounded were newly orphaned children, who had lost entire families. However, the United Nations figures for the whole of Nineveh province, where Mosul is located, were 289 killed and 93 wounded during June. The large contrast between these figures highlights the problematic nature of quantifying the dead and injured in this conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attempt at redrawing the map of the Middle East will only cause more chaos than already exists, if that is at all possible.

That Simpering Chimp, AKA, George Bush, should be cooling his heels in prison, facing a war crimes tribunal in the Hague, for the evil he has done to Iraq, and beyond.

Jul 05 09:12

Federal Agents Just Paid a Visit to Kathy Griffin — And Grilled Her for Over an Hour

When Kathy Griffin posed for a photoshoot holding a fake decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump in June, she likely didn’t think about the wide-reaching implications of her so-called “joke.”

While her controversial stunt resulted in some serious professional consequences, it also earned her a lengthy visit from the U.S. Secret Service.

Secret Service agents reportedly tracked down Griffin and interviewed her in person for more than an hour. Further, the investigation into the bloody head debacle remains open.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The First Amendment is part of what defines this country as unique.

That being said, a representation of the assassination of a sitting President is just .... not OK.

I probably share some of Griffin's frustrations about President Trump; but I share them with logic and responsibility on this site, and would never advocate for violence against him, first because it would be morally/spiritually wrong, and secondly, this government is extraordinarily adept at putting down violence "with extreme prejudice".

What I really don't get, however, is that the photographer who took this picture didn't have a clue about what the religious/historical antecedents for such an image were, and how this might make President Trump look more sympathetic because of it. Apparently, the man has had utterly no education in art history whatsoever.

Images:
Salome holding the head of John the Baptist

Jul 05 09:04

Stunned passengers have to strap down drunken Russian flier covered in blood after he screams and punches the seat in front on flight to Turkey

Shocked passengers were forced to strap down a ' drunk ' man who was covered in blood and screaming on a flight to Turkey, it is reported.
The Russian flier was filmed yelling and repeatedly punching the seat in front of him while horrified families with young kids watched.
The upsetting incident happened on a packed Red Wings flight from Moscow to Antalya.

Jul 05 08:56

Pentagon vows to protect US & allies after Pyongyang’s ‘escalatory ICBM test’

The Pentagon has vowed to defend the US and its allies against any possible North Korean threat after Washington confirmed Pyongyang’s claim that it has developed the technology to potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to the US mainland.
The Pentagon has concluded that North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can potentially strike the United States. Initially, the US military had assessed the missile fired Tuesday morning to be of an intermediate-range category.

“We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies and to use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat from North Korea,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement. White also condemned Pyongyang’s "escalatory launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the problem: Russia and China have put forth a completely reasonable proposal Russia, China: N. Korea must freeze nuclear activities, US halt THAAD deployment, which the US government has utterly rejected out of hand.

Unless there is a little conciliation, on the part of the US government, there is zero incentive for North Korea to come to the negotiating tables, and hammer out a peace agreement, with no trade restrictions or sanctions against North Korea, in exchange for it abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

If negotiations prove impossible, according to the current administration's thinking, that leaves only one option; a military attack against North Korea, which would leave thousands of South Koreans dead and wounded, and most probably insure that China would come to the military aid of its client state, North Korea.

Jul 05 08:45

‘These pimps are ruining these kids’ lives’: 18-year-old California woman sentenced for pimping teen girls

Two days after turning eighteen, a California woteen was sentenced to 13 years in prison for human trafficking of younger girls.

Jelinajane Bedrijo Almario, 18, of Hanford, CA was tried as an adult on felony charges of human trafficking of a victim under 18-years-old, sending threatening letters with intent to extort and participation in a street gang.

Jul 05 08:45

SAUDI ARABIA ‘TOP OF THE LIST’ OF FOREIGN FUNDING FOR BRITISH TERRORISTS – THINK TANK 

Britain’s major trade and security partner in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, is the main source of funding for Islamist extremism in the UK, a damning new report by the neo-conservative Henry Jackson Society (HJS) claims.

According to the HJS, money donated to terrorist organizations operating in Britain can be traced back to the Gulf states.

It says the Saudis’ 60-year commitment to the diffusion of Wahhabism, a hardline version of Islam, has led to the funding of British mosques and institutions linked to the wave of attacks in Europe over the last few years.

“There is a clear and growing link between foreign funding of Islamist extremism and the violent terrorism we have witnessed across the UK and Europe,” said the report’s author, Tom Wilson.

“The key now is to get ahead of the issue and find out the full extent of what has been going on. A public inquiry would go some way to informing the debate.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And one of the biggest areas of trade between the UK and Saudi Arabia has been in weapons.

Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

The UK has made 10 times more in arms sales to Saudi Arabia than it's given in aid to Yemen

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

As long as the money is made, the UK's government, and the UK merchants of death, do not give a rat's anus as to how, or against whom, those weapons are used. Let's look at the genocide Saudi Arabia is inflicting in Yemen, shall we?!?

Saudi campaign has killed 1,400 Yemeni kids, UNICEF says (It is now July, 2017; we can be reasonably certain that the figure is considerably higher at this point).

And the domestic cost of violence and death is simply a small price to pay, according to the UK government, courtesy of radicalised youth who suddenly act out against their neighbors, or the general population as a whole.

Jul 05 08:43

Denied U.S. visas, all-girl Afghan robotics team to watch their creation compete via Skype

Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday they were mystified by the decision, as the contest's organizers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas.

Jul 05 08:43

26-year-old man charged with raping family friends' one-year-old baby

A Missouri man has been charged with statutory sodomy of a one-year-old, but not before he received a beating from the infant’s father.
Jayson Newlun, a 26-year-old family friend who was babysitting for friends, was caught inappropriately touching the child while pleasuring himself after being left alone with the baby for just 10 to 15 minutes, according to local media.

Jul 05 08:41

Congress Goes After Kratom, Attempts To Expand Drug War

With the 4th of July holiday having just passed, there’s nothing to remind Americans of their freedom more than the staggering speed at which their government has taken and continues to take it away. After having come under attack by one of the most useless organizations in the federal government – the DEA…

Jul 05 08:24

SAUDI ARABIA ‘TOP OF THE LIST’ OF FOREIGN FUNDING FOR BRITISH TERRORISTS – THINK TANK 

Britain’s major trade and security partner in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, is the main source of funding for Islamist extremism in the UK, a damning new report by the neo-conservative Henry Jackson Society (HJS) claims.

According to the HJS, money donated to terrorist organizations operating in Britain can be traced back to the Gulf states.

It says the Saudis’ 60-year commitment to the diffusion of Wahhabism, a hardline version of Islam, has led to the funding of British mosques and institutions linked to the wave of attacks in Europe over the last few years.

“There is a clear and growing link between foreign funding of Islamist extremism and the violent terrorism we have witnessed across the UK and Europe,” said the report’s author, Tom Wilson.

“The key now is to get ahead of the issue and find out the full extent of what has been going on. A public inquiry would go some way to informing the debate.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

It's all about the money to be gained from arms sales to the Saudis (and we know that they have been using DU weapons in Yemen).

And Prime Minister May, if it comes out that it was the UK who sold Saudi Arabia this horrific weapon, I will hold the government of the UK reprehensibly responsible for this horrific choice.

Image: Yemeni child born deformed due to exposure to DU in the womb

The poisoning of a baby in the womb, by exposing it to DU, is one of the most cruel forms of child abuse I can imagine.

Jul 05 08:15

HAMBURG POLICE DEPLOY WATER CANNONS AGAINST G20 PROTESTERS (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Riot police have used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters rallying in Hamburg against the upcoming G20 summit.

Footage shared on social media shows dozens of police officers in full riot gear descending on the activists. Behind the police, lines of water cannons that are being used against the protesters.

As thousands of protesters converge on Hamburg to protest the G20 leaders summit, city authorities have introduced unprecedented security measures. Security forces expect around 8,000 potentially violent protesters, according to Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.

In recent days, authorities have been cracking down on numerous protest camps that have mushroomed across the city. Police also seized a large assortment of homemade weapons that anti-capitalist demonstrators have allegedly planned to use to disrupt the summit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About what in the world could these people be so upset, other than the massive displacement , courtesy of the West's consistent wars for natural resources, from horrific waves of immigration by people who do not value national standards; rape and pillage with impunity; and cannot contribute because they do not have the skill set to allow them to contribute to society?!?

The West ignores this anger, and frustration, from people who believe that their rights and very ground of being have been destroyed by this, at its peril.

Jul 05 08:05

FALSE FLAG: A NEW REPORT IN SWEDEN REVEALS ERDO?AN ORCHESTRATED JULY 15 COUP IN TURKEY

Last year’s failed coup attempt in Turkey is nothing but a false flag orchestrated by Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayip Erdo?an and his henchmen to create a pretext for a mass persecution of critics and opponents in a state of perpetual emergency, a new detailed study titled ‘July 15: Erdo?an’s Coup’ by Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) concluded.
Based on publicly available data, the coup indictments, testimonials in court trials, private interviews, reviews of military expert opinions and other evidence collected by researchers, SCF is fairly confident that this attempt did not even qualify a coup bid in any sense of military mobilization which was unusually limited in numbers, confined in few cities, poorly managed, defied the established practices, tradition, rules of engagement and standard operating procedures in Turkish military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The aftermath of this "false coup" gave Erdogan the political "cover" he needed to push his hard-line, autocratic regime into full power control mode.

This was an absolute tragedy for freedom, and for the Turkish people.

Jul 05 07:51

Judge tells woman, who has sued dozens on frivolous lawsuits, that she is no longer welcome in court

It won’t be easy for Althea Reyes to drag another person before a judge. The one-time beauty queen has been declared a “vexatious litigant” for repeatedly abusing Ontario courts with frivolous lawsuits.
The rare designation means she cannot continue or begin any new cases in any level of court in Ontario without first getting permission from a judge.

Jul 05 07:51

France to make vaccination mandatory from 2018 as it is 'unacceptable children are still dying of measles'

Parents in France will be legally obliged to vaccinate their children from 2018, the government has announced.
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said it was “unacceptable” that children are "still dying of measles” in the country where some of the earliest vaccines were pioneered.

Jul 05 07:37

Man turns into 'human fireball' after smashing car packed with gas canisters into ex-girlfriend's living room (6 Pics)

A man erupted into flames after he allegedly smashed his car – packed with highly flammable propane gas – through his ex-girlfriend's living room.
Carl Philbert, 31, drove his white four-door sedan through the front windows of the apartment when he reportedly became "upset" with his former lover.
He died at the scene on Tuesday afternoon

Jul 05 07:36

Alabama roofing company faces backlash for giving away FREE AR-15 assault rifle to every customer in July 4 promotion

An Alabama roofing company giving away a free assault rifle to every customer is facing a backlash over its July 4 promotion.

Digital Roofing Innovations has promised a free AR-15 semi-automatic weapon to everyone who purchases a roof in the state.

Jul 05 07:35

US vows it will 'never accept a nuclear North Korea' after new missile test

They already have nukes Rex. Trump,dissing China by tweet isn't going over well either.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed Tuesday that the U.S. would "never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea" while U.S. and South Korean forces held joint ballistic missile drills after the Communist nation successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Jul 05 07:17

Hate Crime? Man Sucker Punched 'For No Reason' While Walking Down The Street In Cincinnati

A Cincinnati man was sucker punched from behind while walking down the street and minding his own business in what appears to be the latest "knockout game" attack.

Jul 05 06:50

Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

Few could argue with what the Raspberry Pi has achieved. As well as inspiring countless youngsters into computing, the tiny affordable gadget is beloved by amateur and professional techies alike.

Yet a completely batshit crazy petition, even by change.org standards, begs to differ. One "NoRottenPi" is calling for a boycott of the charity on the grounds it apparently promotes "a gay agenda". The issue appears to be a small rainbow featured on the website.

Jul 05 06:18

At UN Meeting Near Auschwitz, Israel Calls for Minute’s Silence; Cuba Requests One for the Palestinians

Cuba’s delegate at a U.N. meeting an hour’s drive from the site of a Nazi extermination camp in Poland objected Tuesday to an Israeli request for a minute’s silence for Holocaust victims – then called for another one, for the Palestinians. The meeting of the U.N. Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage committee had earlier passed an Arab-initiated measure denouncing Israeli activity in Jerusalem’s Old City and declaring it an “occupying power” in the city. Israeli ambassador Carmel Shama HaCohen noted the proximity of Auschwitz to the meeting and linked modern-day efforts to separate the Jewish people from their ancient capital to Hitler’s campaign.
Note: Except it wasn't an extermination camp. They had 11 orchestra, a hospital, soccer field, brothel, script money to purchase articles. When will this end. When you say it does.

Jul 05 05:18

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. The CIA's role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh and cemented the control of the shah, was well-known by the time the State Department offered its first compendium on the era in 1989. But any trace of American involvement in the putsch had been wiped from the report, causing historians to call it a fraud ... The 1,007-page report, consisting of letters and diplomatic cables, shows U.S. officials discussing a coup up to a year before it took place.

Jul 05 05:13

Make No Mistake, We Are Already at War in Syria

the reality is that a broad consensus has developed in the United States that enables serial interventionism with hardly a squeak of protest coming from the American people ... We are already at war with Syria even though the media and Congress seem blissfully unaware of that fact. We are also making aggressive moves intended to create a casus belli for going to war with Iran, and are doubling down in Afghanistan with more troops on the way, so Donald Trump's pledge to avoid pointless wars and nation-building were apparently little more than glib talking points

Jul 05 05:10

Germany okays deal to sell nuke-capable submarines to Israel

Germany's national security council approved the sale of three more nuclear-capable submarines to Israel for a combined price of some $1.3 billion, in a deal marred by controversy surrounding corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli Navy currently maintains a fleet of five state-of-the-art German underwater vessels of the Dolphin Class, which can be equipped with nuclear warheads, with a sixth due for delivery this year ... Submarines, unmatched in their ability to hide from enemy navies, have long been a major facet of Israel's defense policy. Israeli subs are reportedly armed with cruise missiles topped with nuclear warheads, affording the tiny Jewish state "second strike" capabilities ...
Note: And a first strike ability.....scares the hell out of me!

Jul 05 05:04

IAEA: Iran Complying with Nuclear Deal

The United Nations said Thursday that Tehran is in compliance with its obligations under an international nuclear deal, but U.S. envoy Nikki Haley disputed that.

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