Dec 15 06:59

There Are Lots of Good Reasons to Kill Net Neutrality; Also, to Keep It

So let’s reduce the issue to its simplest form and try to explain why both options are bad.


Dec 15 06:12

CA, NY & WA taking steps to fight back after repeal of NN

The Federal Communications Commission may have voted to roll back net neutrality rules, but some state lawmakers and attorneys general say they'll battle the feds to make sure online traffic is treated equally.

Dec 15 06:11

UPS loses Family’s $846K Inheritance, Offers to Refund $32 Shipping Fee

A Canadian man says he’s broke after the United Parcel Service lost track of his inheritance.
The intended $846,000 delivery was a bank draft from TD Canada Trust, which still hasn’t refunded the lost fortune 10 months later. Instead, UPS offered an apology and $32 to pay for the mailing costs, according to a CBC News report.

Dec 15 05:54

How Matt Lauer seduced a Today PA into dressing room 'hostage-style' sex sessions when she asked for career advice and later sabotaged her future in media

Addie Zinone was a 24-year-old PA at Today fresh out of college when she began to have a sexual relationship with Matt Lauer she writes in an essay for Variety
It began after she asked him for career advice and he took her to lunch, then asked her to meet him in the dressing room at work for sex
The relationship ended weeks later with Lauer asking Zinone to meet him for sex one last time in a bathroom at a convention center in California during the DNC

Dec 15 05:51

'Just be­cause I'm on benefits shouldn't mean they miss out': Mother-of-six defends spending £2,000 to give her children 11 Christmas presents EACH as she says 'it's our money so b****r off'

Mother-of-six Claire Young receives an average of £850-a-week in benefits
She revealed on This Morning that she's splashed out £2,000 on Christmas gifts
She defended her spending saying 'it's our money...so people can b****er off'
She buys 11 presents for her six children - spending £300 on each of them

Dec 15 05:36

Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince… the Wunderkinds Wreak Havoc

Trump’s rash declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so out of whack with global opinion and decades of international legal rulings, one has to surmise that the initiative stems from dubious inspiration.

Turns out that the likely authors of the harebrained idea are Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner (36), and 32-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS).

Kushner, a dodgy property dealer with no diplomatic experience, is Trump’s unelected top aide, assigned to seal the “deal of the century” – meaning bring peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Like the Saudi Crown Prince, with whom Kushner is said to be close friends, the two neophytes think of themselves as “creative innovators”. Wunderkinds.

Numerous critics disagree>>>

Dec 15 05:21

The FCC Officially Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

Yes, Net Neutrality Is Being Stolen From Us in a "F"-ed Up, Undemocratic Heist

Dec 15 05:09

America’s Painful Self-delusion

America is the only nation brought forth by a set of beliefs, and those beliefs, captured so eloquently in our founding documents, are some of the most powerful and inspiring ever conceived. We consider this to be the land of the free, where the individual is supreme and nothing prevents us from going as far as our talents can take us. That image of America – that “brand” – is incredibly strong.

However, there’s a very large gap between that long-held image and the reality of America today.>>>

Dec 15 05:05

NASA finds a second solar system as big as ours: Google AI hunt finds an EIGHTH planet orbiting distant Kepler 90 star in breakthrough in hunt for aliens

NASA has discovered an eighth planet around a previously discovered distant star system
Means Kepler 90 system now ties with our own in number of planets orbiting its star
The system, Kepler 90, was previously tied with Trappist-1 for number of planets around the star
The latest find was made using artificial intelligence from Google, which will help find habitable planets
The satellite has been searching the stars for distant worlds since 2014, and has so far found thousands

Dec 15 04:52


The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in August and October obtained emails and documents through the Freedom of Information Act confirming that CBP revoked Global Entry memberships for hundreds of travelers from Arab and Muslim-majority countries – many of them U.S. citizens — earlier this year. And ADC’s own records show that the number of revocations exceeds what CBP has acknowledged.

Global Entry is one of four CBP Trusted Traveler Programs that allow vetted U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and nationals from nine countries expedited entry through airport security and customs. In order to obtain Global Entry clearance, applicants must provide biometric records and undergo interviews and background checks. Days after President Donald Trump signed a hotly contested executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, about 30 Muslim and Arab travelers in the United States reported to ADC that CBP revoked their Global Entry clearances, according to immigration attorneys Andrew Free and Greg Siskind, who filed a lawsuit on ADC’s behalf.

“What has happened, in practice, is that people who were once able — by the virtue of Global Entry — to escape the constant racial and ethnic profiling they faced when traveling have now been suddenly, and without explanation, denied that privilege”>>>

(*Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.)

Dec 15 04:20

‘Netanyahu is calling shots as US beats drums of war vs Iran' – CIA veteran

The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, was dancing to Israel’s tune by calling for a Western coalition against Iran while posing in front of the wreckage of a missile, former CIA officer Ray McGovern told RT, saying the spectacle was aimed at distracting attention from Yemen.

“I think that Netanyahu is calling the shots. Look, Jerusalem has just been recognized as the capital of Israel, Nikki Haley is getting on this bandwagon. She sees this as being very propitious for her, politically,” McGovern said.
The supposed proof provided by Haley of Iran’s alleged violation of the UN resolutions pales when compared to the scope of violations committed by US-backed Saudi Arabia, Iran’s archrival, McGovern said.

“It’s giving hypocrisy a bad name>>>

Dec 15 04:05

Will The Globalists Use The New Net Neutrality Rules To Shut Off Access To Alternative News Websites?

Many are applauding the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality, but I believe that this is a huge mistake.  Hopefully the worst case scenarios will not play out, but if they do we could be looking at the end of the Internet as we know it today.

Dec 15 03:53

'I hope you break your leg’ - fans bombard US Olympic skier with angry messages over Trump comments

US alpine skiing Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn has talked about the backlash she received following her recent interview on CNN, saying that Trump supporters wished that she would ‘break her neck.
None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same ‘team.’ My recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being ‘anti-Trump,’” she added.


(*The Trump Base' Inquisition expands to the world stage)

Dec 15 03:32

Bitcoin Terror Financing - Here come the regulations!

No surprise.... This will be the angle used to reign in cryptos

Dec 14 18:52

Long Island Woman Indicted For Funding ISIS With Bitcoin

With intriguingly coincidental timing, as cryptocurrencies reach mainstream and grab the world's attention, the US Justice Department has unsealed a grand-jury indictment that shows a Long Island woman has been indicted on charges that she tried to funnel money to ISIS using Bitcoin.

Dec 14 18:43

Trump and Putin discuss North Korea chaos over phone call

The pair discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement this evening.

Both leaders agreed to continue contacts, the Kremlin added, but did not provide further details.

Dec 14 16:16

BOMB THREAT JOLTS FCC AS INTERNET RULES ROLLED BACK Regulators abolish 'net neutrality' rules in heated hearing that was stopped because of a BOMB threat as protesters rallied outside

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that intended to ensure a free and open Internet, as protesters gather to oppose the change.

The 3-2 ruling sets up a court fight over a move that opponents fear will recast the digital landscape.

Dec 14 14:40

Congressman DeSantis Asks Rosenstein | ‘Why Did Peter Strzok Say We Need An Insurance Policy Against Trump?’

DeSantis is on fire questioning Rosenstein. Fantastic tv.


Dec 14 14:08

WATCH | Omarosa Tells Michael Strahan She Was Not Dragged From White House…

Here's Omarosa's interview this morning on Good Morning America. She denies reports that she created a scene at the White House when she was fired/resigned yesterday.


Dec 14 13:43

Michael Rivero "The US Government Has Been Under The Control Of Israel For Quite A Long Time

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." -- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

Dec 14 13:25

Someone Calls In A Bomb Threat Right Before Net Neutrality Vote…

Happened about 90 minutes ago right as Ajit Pai was speaking before the vote.

Update: I found the video.


Dec 14 12:59


The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals bought a "security robot" to harass homeless people at its Mission District offices, a move that the city has banned and threatened $1,000/day fines for.

Dec 14 12:43

WATCH | New Trailer For ‘HOMELAND’ Season 7…

And check out the theme for the new season - The President Must Be Stopped. More proof that Hollywood will do absolutely anything to destroy Trump.


Dec 14 12:39

Judicial Watch President: "Forget Mueller," The Real Question Is "Do We Need To Shut Down The FBI?"

Echoing the thoughts that are undoubtedly running through the minds of many Americans following startling revelations of an "insurance policy" crafted by FBI agents Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok to prevent a Trump presidency at all costs (something we covered here: FBI Texts Reveal "Insurance Policy" To Prevent Trump Presidency), Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on Fox News last night to say it's time to move beyond discussing whether or not it's appropriate to shut down Special Counsel Mueller's investigation and move on to consider whether it's now time to consider shutting down the entire FBI after "it was turned into a KGB-type operation by the Obama administration?"

Dec 14 11:59

Jim Jordan Drops Bomb On Rosenstein: ‘You’ve Got 2 Choices’…

90 seconds of Jordan laying the entire corrupt scheme out there in front of Rosenstein.


Dec 14 11:57

Students wearing MAGA hats booted from “safe space” coffee shop

The real world is going to be a bit challenging for certain snowflakes.

Dec 14 11:52

Judicial Watch President: "Forget Mueller," The Real Question Is "Do We Need To Shut Down The FBI?"

Echoing the thoughts that are undoubtedly running through the minds of many Americans following startling revelations of an "insurance policy" crafted by FBI agents Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok to prevent a Trump presidency at all costs (something we covered here: FBI Texts Reveal "Insurance Policy" To Prevent Trump Presidency), Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on Fox News last night to say it's time to move beyond discussing whether or not it's appropriate to shut down Special Counsel Mueller's investigation and move on to consider whether it's now time to consider shutting down the entire FBI after "it was turned into a KGB-type operation by the Obama administration?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer is, HELL, YES!!

Dec 14 11:49

Grassley Fires Off Scorching Letter To DOJ After Anti-Trump Texts Reveal Burner Phone, "Insurance Policy"

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley fired off a letter late Wednesday to the DOJ, asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain several disturbing revelations contained within anti-Trump text messages sent between FBI investigators Peter Strzok and his FBI-Attorney mistress Lisa Page - both of whom were central to the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe, and both of whom were removed from Robert Mueller's Special counsel when their text messages came to light. Rosenstein appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to answer questions about Strzok, Page and Mueller's investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issues in Grassley's letter need to be addressed thoroughy by the FBI, if it is to ever have any credibility ever again.

Dec 14 11:45

Robots Purge Homeless From San Francisco Sidewalks

As the homeless crisis on America’s West Coast forces many cities to the financial brink, one innovative animal shelter in San Francisco is using a low cost, high-tech robot security guard to shoo away the homeless outside its facilities, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
The San Francisco branch of the SPCA (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) contracted Knightscope to provide a k5 robot (the same model which in July commited suicide at a mall fountain) for securing the outdoor spaces of the animal shelter. Knightscope’s business model allows the SPCA to rent the robot for around $7 an hour, which is about $3 less than the minimum wage in California. According to San Francisco Business Times, the robot was deployed as a “way to try dealing with the growing number of needles, car break-ins and crime that seemed to emanate from nearby tent encampments of homeless people.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This only pushes homelessness, crime, and disease to another part of the city; so where is the real resolution here?!?

This cannot be a sustainable answer!!

Dec 14 11:39

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reporters had to know what they were getting into; hopefully, their respective governments will get negotiations going to get them out of this dictatorship, and back home safe and sound.

Myanmar can be hazardous to one's health, if one is of an ethnic minority not of the goverment's liking, or a reporter, intent on getting the story straight on its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas.

Dec 14 11:33

Nikki Haley vows to present 'irrefutable evidence' Iran 'deliberately violated international obligations'

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, is set to lay out Thursday what the Trump administration claims is "irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations," her office said in a statement Wednesday.

The announcement will come as the U.N. presents a report today on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231. That's the resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and calls on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles for eight years as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, while the IAEA has stated consistently that Iran has been consistently in compliance with this agreement?!?

Hailey and President Trump, in making these accusations, are making the US government look like the netherside of a jaysap, and I, for one, am embarrassed about this.

The IAEA is comprised of very smart, talented, and disciplined people, who would have the expertise to know if Iran was violating the agreement, and they haven't said anything about any Iranian violations of this deal whatsoever.

Please understand; this is about Israel wanting regime change in Iran; however, Netanyahu and his cabal want this to happen only at the costs of American blood, and financed with American money.

The agenda here is war with Iran, which is why the lying narrative of Iran having violated the agreement, is being put forward at the UN.

I do hope that President Trump and his triumverate of "President Whisperers", Kelly, McMaster, and Mattis, will take a grave and sober assessment of what American interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Niger, and Lybia have "accomplished" so far, before they commit to war against Iran.

Oh, and did I mention; a war against Iran will most likely mean war with Russia, as its leadership has committed to defending it against outside attacks?!?

And as we have seen in Syria, Russia has military equipment which does work as advertised.

Dec 14 11:31

SICK! Liberals Cheer Suicide of Rep. Dan Johnson ‘Roy Moore Should Follow His Example’

As previously reported, Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, committed suicide on Wednesday evening.

Johnson vehemently denied the charges and was never charged criminally.

Evil liberals cheered Johnson’s suicide. He was a father and grandfather.

Dec 14 11:29

For first time, APD teams with store security to catch shoplifters

Eight Anchorage police officers spent a day inside one of the city's larger retail stores this month patrolling for shoplifters.

Over eight hours on Dec. 1, police arrested six people at a Fred Meyer store on Abbott Road. Police say the six separately tried to steal more than $1,100 of merchandise in all.

It was the first instance of Anchorage police teaming up with a retail store with the goal of catching shoplifters in action. The initiative reflected broad frustration among local retailers about what's been characterized as a sharp rise in property crime in the past two years. Dozens of new officers have been hired in recent years, which allows police to dedicate more time to proactive policing, said Capt. Kevin Vandegriff, who leads the department's crime suppression unit.

But Vandegriff said police had also been hearing reports from private security groups around the city that thefts were coming more often with the threat of violence.

Dec 14 11:19

‘Leftist’ Israeli general threatens to ‘tear the Palestinians apart’ and ‘toss them across the Jordan’

Amiram Levin, a retired Israeli general, is a strong supporter of Labor leader Avi Gabbay.

Recently Levin unfurled his murderous views about Palestinians in an interview with Maariv (Hebrew), which will be published in full this coming weekend. In it, he opined that “the Palestinians deserved the occupation”. He said that “we justly conquered Judea and Samaria [sic]. They did not accept the partition borders [referring to UN Partition plan 1947] and opened a war. They don’t deserve anything”.

Levin speaks about ‘peace process’, saying that “peace is hope”: “We need to conduct strict negotiations and not return to 1967 lines”. He speaks of a time after Palestinian President Abbas, about a young Palestinian leadership that “sat in jail and saw that we [Israel] can’t be defeated.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely the kind of thinking, and behaviour, which one can expect froma citizen from a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Dec 14 11:13

On Saudi Media, «Israeli» Minister Threatens to Strike Lebanon Like Syria

In an interview with Saudi media on Wednesday, the "Israeli" entity's so-called Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz threatened to attack Lebanon to prevent an Iranian military presence, as he invited Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit the entity.

Saudi Arabia and the "Israeli" entity had recently been normalizing ties, although both countries do not share diplomatic ties.

Describing Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Arab world, Katz proposed that the kingdom would be a sponsor of the so-called "Israeli"-Palestinian "peace process". Katz added that the entity would be happy to participate in such negotiations.

Katz said the entity is aware that Iran has been building alleged weapons plants in Lebanon. "We have information that Iran is building advanced missile plants in Lebanon, and I want to emphasize that we have drawn a new red line, and we will not allow them to do this at any cost."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's telegraphing of war against Iran and Lebanon is risky, in light of the reality that if Israel does press ahead with war against Iran, Russia will most probably assist it militarily, as its leadership has committed to do many times over the last several decades.

And as we have seen in Syria, the Russians do have both tactics and weaponry which perform brilliantly well.

Dec 14 11:04

UN Expert: US Continues to Torture Detainee at Gitmo

UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has issued a new statement on Wednesday claiming information that Gitmo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi continues to be subjected to torture by US forces, including treatments banned under international law.

Though the US nominally banned torture 10 years ago, Melzer indicated that the information he has is that Baluchi continues to be subjected to sleep deprivation and other mistreatment, and not given access to proper medical care for the torture he suffered in the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, understanding how the US government lies about everything, and every evil deed it has done, and continues to do, my tendency would be to believe in the veracity of Melzers' report here, rather than the US government's denial that this has been taking place.

Dec 14 10:57

US Expected to Sanction Iran Because of Worsening Conditions in Yemen

With thousands dead in a Saudi air war against Yemen, and potentially millions facing starvation because of the Saudi-led naval blockade against Yemen, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to act: against Iran.

Iran has little to nothing to do with the Yemen War, of course, but Saudis have pushed the narrative that the Shi’ite Iranians are backing the Shi’ite Houthi movement, even though they’re different types of Shi’ites, and the factions had no known contacts before the Saudi invasion.

House officials are eating up the Saudi allegations, however, pushing a bill that threatens to punish Iran even further if they don’t “stop” arming the Houthis, which would be difficult for Iran to prove since there’s little evidence they’ve ever armed the Houthis more than a token amount.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just please give me a moment to wrap my head around this; in spite of the fact the US government and military are complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, the US House of Representatives is keen to sanction Iran... for something it really has't done, like arming the Houthi rebels?!?

Folks, this... is desperation on the cusp of madness!!

Dec 14 10:52

Saudi Airstrikes Against Yemen Capital Kill 39

The latest in a long series of Saudi airstrikes against targets inside Yemen, Saudi warplanes on Wednesday reportedly attacked a military police camp and adjoining prison in the capital city of Sanaa.

At least 39 people were killed in the seven strikes against the facility, and over 90 others were wounded. Details on the split between police, bystanders, and prisoners in the casualties are as yet not available, though the Houthi movement said at least four of the presumed killed haven’t been recovered yet.

The Saudis offered no details on the attacks, including why a prison was targeted int he first place. The Houthis reported the prison holds some 180 prisoners, though they didn’t say what sort of prisoners they are.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudi Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Salman, will not be content until he has murdered every single Yemeni non-combatant civilian still breathing, and is probably ordering more bombing runs as I type this, with which the American military are aiding and abetting his war crimes in Yemen.

Dec 14 10:50

PBS Suspends TRUMP CRITIC Tavis Smiley After Accusations He Forced Multiple Women To Have Sex With Him To Keep Their Jobs…

Full details including a clip of Judy Woodruff being forced to break the news about Tavis Smiley to her audience. Awesome.


Dec 14 10:47


Spleeters suspected that the tubes, trigger mechanisms, and fins of the new rockets were all the work of ISIS engineers, but he thought the warheads likely came from somewhere else. After discovering similar weapons over the past six months, he has grown to believe that ISIS may have captured the warheads from anti­government militias in the Syrian civil war that had been secretly armed by Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And from where is ISIS getting this "explosive ordinance"?!?!?

Take three guesses, and the first two don't count!!

Dec 14 10:24


The latest on Roy Moore and why he's not conceding. Here's the video he released.


Dec 14 10:24

American hero or the biggest rat in NYPD history? New documentary explores the controversial legacy of the late Robert Leuci, whose turn undercover led to more than 50 indictments of 1970s New York cops .

Brooklyn native Robert Leuci was a narcotics cop in the notorious Special Investigations Unit, which were known as untouchable 'Princes of the city'
He went undercover to expose dirty cops taking bribes, stealing drugs and setting up businesses themselves

Dec 14 10:11


Yale Law School students have requested a US court to permit a class-action lawsuit on behalf of US Air Force veterans who responded to the catastrophic 1966 hydrogen bomb accident in the Mediterranean Sea, but who have been denied disability benefits.

The 1966 accident occurred when a USAF B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with a USAF KC-135 tanker aircraft during a mid-flight refueling exercise. The refueling nozzle hit the fuselage and caused a major explosion seen by another B-52 pilot a mile away. All four airmen on the FC-135 were killed along with three of the four airmen on board the B-52.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please show this article to anyone thinking about enlisting in any branch of the US military.

These men were treated by the VA as irrelevant, useless, and thoroughly worthy of the horrific illnesses and deaths they endured.

This cavalier treatment of our Vets cannot be allowed to stand, period, end of discussion; every Vet in every branch of our service should get the same medical care as does Former Vice President Dick Cheney; they have earned it.

Dec 14 10:05


Thousands of text messages between two top FBI investigators have been turned over to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including anti-Trump messages that reveal a desire to start the probe into Russian collusion as an “insurance policy” should Donald Trump win the presidency.

Among the damning texts between investigator Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page is an excerpt describing the Russia investigation as an “insurance policy” meant to ensure Trump’s overthrow should he win the presidency.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” — an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok told Page in a text from August 15, 2016.

“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . . ”
Strzok was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation last summer without explanation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is pure theatre, and witchhunt, calculated to get President Trump impeached, and thrown out of office by an out-of-control Democratic Party which is only concerned about power,money, and the protection and preservation of the narcocracy.

Dec 14 10:04

Nicola Sturgeon imposes a 'tartan tax' as she puts a penny on income tax for earnings over £24,000 a year but claims only the wealthiest pay more .

Higher tax plans unveiled in a draft Scottish Budget announced at Holyrood
Sturgeon already faces claims she has broken a manifesto promise with plans

Dec 14 09:58


Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee about how his department is implementing one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. Despite repeated bipartisan requests, Director Wray refused to tell the Members of the Committee how many Americans have been impacted by Section 702, enacted as part of the FISA Amendments Act. This isn’t the first time the FBI has refused to answer to Congress.

EFF has long held that Section 702 is being used to violate the privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. Section 702 authorizes the acquisition of foreign intelligence information; however, because many Americans communicate with foreign persons outside the United States every day, our communications are also being captured and read without a warrant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the head of the FBI lies to Congress about the 2016 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the United States v. Mohamud case regarding backdoor searches, you have to know something stinks to high heaven here.

Dec 14 09:52

How Government Agents Troll Online to Divide and Confuse

The real story of online deception isn’t about the Russians. Sure, the Russians certainly have their own programs to disrupt and steer online discourse. But how quickly the public has forgotten about the U.S. government’s own internet troll program.

Edward Snowden leaked documents used by the “Five Eyes” alliance of governments. The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia–basically Oceania from 1984–get together to spy on each other’s citizens. That’s how they cleverly get around laws against spying on their own citizens.

The leaked documents included a presentation about how government agents should disrupt online discourse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why I do not spend a lot of time on social media, and everything I post is generally vanilla, because I understand that the trolls are out there, in order to create narrative to further the agenda of the American Deep State.

And that agenda most generally comes down to war, and defending war as the only way in which the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika can acheive their geopolitical goals.

Dec 14 09:44


Residents of a small Oklahoma farming town near the Kansas border fear the federal government will be using them as lab rats if it carries out plans for biological warfare testing in the area next month.

The Department of Homeland Security is set to release what is says are inert chemicals into the atmosphere near an abandoned school in Newkirk, Oklahoma. It aims to gauge how the chemicals travel through the air and whether they could infiltrate buildings and homes where people were seeking shelter in the event of a biological attack.

“This helps responders and emergency managers decide how to respond and save lives. It helps in planning for evacuations...and other tactics,” the department’s science and technology directorate spokesman, John Verrico, told Newsweek in an email. “It also helps us to understand how materials settle and stick to surfaces,” which can aid in recovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a resident of Newkirk, Oklahoma, at the time these tests were to happen, I would be fleeing out of town for the duration of those tests as long as was financially possible.

You can never believe the Federal Government on anything, particularly if they describe a chemical they are going to use in any test as "inert".
The U.S. Military Once Tested Biological Warfare On The Whole Of San Francisco

I know this may sound like science fiction; it is, however, science fact.

Dec 14 09:34

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said.

Officials are also building a database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged between 12 and 65 in Xinjiang, adding to controls in a place some experts have called an “open-air prison”.

The region is home to over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic minority, and is occasionally hit by bouts of violence.

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The data can be used for “surveillance of persons because of ethnicity, religion, opinion or other protected exercise of rights like free speech”, according to Human Rights Watch.

Part of the collection is being done through government-provided medical checkups, and it is unclear if patients are aware the exam is also designed to transmit biometric data to the police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be reasonably certain that these kinds of procedures will soon be mandated here in the United States, particularly for Christian pacifist activists like me :-)

Logically advocating that my government find peaceful alternatives to its current martial stance, and resolve its geopolitical differences other than with bombs and bullets?!?


Dec 14 09:26


Australian government and intelligence whistleblowers -- and potentially even journalists -- may face up to 20 years in jail for disclosing classified information, under the most sweeping changes to the country's secrecy laws since they were introduced.

As far as news organizations are concerned, while it is true that Australian titles may think twice before publishing leaked government documents, there are plenty of other outlets around the world that won't. Even if other newspapers are reluctant to risk the wrath of the Australian government -- perhaps because they have offices and journalists in the country that would be vulnerable to retaliation -- it is easy to set up a dedicated site for the leaks, and then use social media to spread the word. That's essentially what WikiLeaks does, which is unlikely to take any notice of the new law either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question for me is, what, precisely, is the Australian government doing that they are so terrified of the Australian people finding out?!?

I've been to Sidney, when Mike was working on a project there, and found the Australian people to be both very warm-hearted, and forthright; they don't mince words when they have an opinion on something.

So I cannot, for the life of me, imagine why the current Australian government is so scared of its own public on this issue, unless what they are doing is so underhanded as to be illegal.

Dec 14 09:19

Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized

Is water a free and basic human right, or should all the water on the planet belong to major corporations and be treated as a product? Should the poor who cannot afford to pay these said corporations suffer from starvation due to their lack of financial wealth? According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.
The company notorious for sending out hordes of ‘internet warriors’ to defend the company and its actions online in comments and message boards (perhaps we’ll find some below) even takes a firm stance behind Monsanto’s GMOs and their ‘proven safety’. In fact, the former Nestle CEO actually says that his idea of water privatization is very similar to Monsanto’s GMOs. In a video interview, Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe states that there has never been ‘one illness’ ever caused from the consumption of GMOs.

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When I talk about CEOs having their consciences surgically removed before taking power, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is the absolute poster child for this reality!!

Dec 14 09:14

Rohingya crisis: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed in one month, say Doctors Without Borders

International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Burma's security forces.

The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday that it had conducted the survey in refugee camps in Bangladesh and estimated that at least 6,700 Rohingya died in Burma's Rakhine state between 25 August and 24 September. About 630,000 Rohingya have fled Burma into Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called “ethnic cleansing.”

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has proven herself to be an absolute zero when it comes to human rights in her country, right up there with noted war criminal Henry Kissinger, who was also awarded the same prize.

She should be stripped of every peace prize she has ever won, and the country of Myanmar be adjudged for what it has been allowed to become, under her watch; a wretchedly apartheid nation which commits genocide on all its "others" and its less fortunate.

Dec 14 09:05

Leaked E-mail Shows Even The FCC's Own CTO Thinks Gutting Net Neutrality Harms The Public

from the dysfunction-junction dept
So by now we've pointed out how 200 engineers, internet legends, nearly 1000 startups, countless internet companies, 30 small ISPs, and millions of American consumers have told the FCC its plan to repeal net neutrality is extreme and will harm competition, innovation, and the health of the internet. But we've also pointed out repeatedly how this makes absolutely no difference at Trump's FCC, which appears mindlessly dedicated toward one singular purpose: pleasing entrenched telecom duopolies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

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War is peace...idiocy is intelligence...free speech is terrifying, and, therefore, must be censored.

Dec 14 09:04

Munchausen by proxy: Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 surgeries

In his eight years of life, Christopher Bowen has been to the hospital 323 times and underwent 13 major surgeries.

Dec 14 08:16

UPS loses family's $846,000 inheritance

Bank draft goes missing and TD Canada Trust is in no rush to issue new one

Dec 14 08:02

US torture continues at Guantanamo Bay, warns UN expert

The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN's expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among "the most serious international crimes."

Dec 14 08:00

‘Snowflake students’ get University to apologize for calling snow white

University College London was forced to apologize after a “dreaming of a white campus” tweet was deemed racist by “snowflake students.” The tweet had been intended to let students know the campus was still open as some parts of Britain remained covered by 13 inches of snow.

The tweet said: “Dreaming of a white campus? Our campuses will be open and operating fully today, Monday 11 December, so please make your way in as planned. (We can’t guarantee snow but we’ll try!) #snowday #londonsnow.”

One twitter user replied: “You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting.” Kumail Jaffer, a PPE student at Warwick University urged UCL to “retract and apologize.” He added that if anyone does not understand why the comment is offensive, they should “look into the history of the oppression of the PoC [People of Color]," according to the Telegraph.

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Dec 14 08:00

N. Korea: Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade

US President Donald Trump is taking an "extremely dangerous" and "big step" towards nuclear war by seeking a naval blockade, North Korea has stated, according to the official KCNA news agency.

Pyonyang also said it will take "merciless self-defensive" measures against any blockade, as it would consider such a move an "act of war.">>>

Dec 14 07:41

Key Takeaways From Putin's Press Conference

From Trump to Presidential Race: Key Takeaways From Putin's Press Conference

This Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his signature annual press conference, where he faced a myriad of questions that touched on a wide range of issues, from foreign policy highlights to certain domestic issues.


Dec 14 07:36

'Moore's Alabama Senate Defeat Could Be Political Death of Trump'

Political science professor Jeanne Zaino told Sputnik why Roy Moore's stunning defeat in the solidly Republican state of Alabama is a political disaster for the president .


Dec 14 07:22

Yes, The Neocons Are Back

Which brings us to the latest shuffle in the Donald Trump cabinet and what it is likely to mean down the road. Multiple sources are predicting Tillerson out and Mike Pompeo in at State Department with Pompeo replaced at CIA by Senator Tom Cotton. The White House is denying the story, calling it “fake news,” but it is clear that Trump is uncomfortable with the current arrangement and Tillerson will be gone sooner or later
>>>Pompeo would like to turn the United States into an unleashed wrecking ball directed against the enemies of the American Way and he appears intent on starting that process in the Middle East.

And Pompeo will be replaced as CIA Director by Tom Cotton. The less said about Tom the better, but I will attempt to summarize in 8 words here: Tom is completely owned by the Israel Lobby.>>>

Dec 14 07:08

Fisk: Trump Says Recognising Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Will Bring Peace – it Will do Quite the Opposite

Goodbye Palestine. Goodbye the two-state solution. Goodbye the Palestinians. For this new Israeli “capital” is not for them. Trump did not even use the word “Palestine”. He talked about “Israel and the Palestinians” – in other words, of a state and of those who do not deserve – and can no longer aspire to – a state. No wonder I received a call in Beirut last night from a Palestinian woman who had just listened to the Trump destruction of the “peace process”. “Remember Kingdom of Heaven?” she asked me, referring to Ridley Scott’s great movie of the 1187 fall of Jerusalem. “Well it’s now the Kingdom of Hell.”

It’s not the Kingdom of Hell, of course. The Palestinians have been living in a kind of hell for a 100 years>>>

Dec 14 06:47

US to Sanction Iran Because of Worsening Conditions in Yemen

With thousands dead in a Saudi air war against Yemen, and potentially millions facing starvation because of the Saudi-led naval blockade against Yemen, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to act: against Iran.

(*the logic escapes the paragraph , so let's read it again , shall we ?)

With thousands dead in a Saudi air war against Yemen, and potentially millions facing starvation because of the Saudi-led naval blockade against Yemen, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to act: against Iran.

(*That's what I thought Saudi Arabia did it / punishment goes to Iran !
STILL; the logic escapes the paragraph )

Dec 14 06:28

Jerusalem Decision Rubber-Stamps 70 Years of Israeli Violations

For Arabs and Muslims worldwide, Jerusalem has become a powerful symbol representing a century of betrayal by the West

President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was irresponsible and dangerous for more reasons than I can count. Let me outline just a few of the principle concerns.

While we have all grown weary of hearing the overused mantra “this is the end of the peace process,” Trump’s decision may, in fact, be the nail in the coffin for any negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the first place, there is no peace process. It has been replaced, instead, by a breath-holding exercise with Israelis and Palestinians waiting for Trump aides to cook up “the deal of the century.” It is presumed that when “the deal” is presented negotiations will begin.

The unilateral American recognition of Jerusalem not only prejudges one of the conflicts most sensitive issues, it does so in Israel’s favor.>>>

Dec 14 06:18

Trump Signs Into Law US Government Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. From a report:

The ban, included as part of a broader defense policy spending bill that Trump signed, reinforces a directive issued by the Trump administration in September that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days. The law applies to both civilian and military networks. "The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue," said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen>>>

Dec 14 06:07

Nikki Haley Vows to Present 'Irrefutable Evidence' Iran 'Deliberately Violated International Obligations'

The announcement will come as the U.N. presents a report today on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231. That's the resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and calls on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles for eight years as well.

It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will seek to punish Iran for the alleged "violations," but Haley's announcement comes a month before the Jan. 13 deadline by when President Donald Trump must again certify whether or not Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal, which was negotiated under the Obama administration, and also decide whether to extend a waiver on sanctions.


Dec 14 05:11

Do You Know What Is In The Tax Bill That Congress Is About To Pass?

A conference committee has been merging the tax bills that were passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, and even though we could still see some minor changes, it looks like the major parameters of the final bill have now been agreed upon. 

Dec 14 05:00

Medical marijuana has NO public health risks and should not be withheld from patients, WHO declares after months of deliberation .

The WHO has declared medical marijuana is beneficial for cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases
The organization found the drug is not addictive and holds no public health risks

The World Health Organization has declared that CBD - the relaxant property of cannabis used in medical marijuana - should not be a scheduled drug.

Dec 14 04:09

Girl, 3, who was crushed in a horrific car accident made a miracle recovery moments before doctors were to take her off life support

Lacey Jane Ayers, three, was in a car accident on Saturday while coming home from Christmas shopping with her mother, father and two-month-old brother
The family sustained minor injuries but Lacey Jane was airlifted to Alabama Children's Hospital three hours away from her home in Russellville
While doctors waited for her mother to arrive at the hospital before taking Lacey Jane off life support, she began breathing on her own and moving slightly

Dec 13 23:23

Looking for safe hands: Lock picked by burglars during infamous Watergate break-in that resulted in President Richard Nixon's downfall goes to auction with bids starting at $50,000 .

Five burglars broke into the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972 in an effort to vandalize the Democratic National Committee's headquarters
Richard Nixon's culpability in the incident resulted in his resignation from the presidency in 1974; as of yet, he is the only US president to resign from office
Part of the break-in involved picking a lock from stairwell #2 at the Washington D.C. complex
That lock is now being auctioned off by Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders for $50,000. The auction will be held December 14

Dec 13 22:48

How you can use hairspray and Red Bull to stop your Christmas tree from losing its needles

There are a few neat tricks to help keep your Christmas tree fresh and last longer

Dec 13 17:18

'Pay Us': Black Women Request Payment For Helping Doug Jones Win Alabama Election

"Black women" became one of the top trending topics on Twitter throughout the night on Tuesday and into the morning after exit polls showed 97% of black women voted for Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election.

Nearly all the most popular tweets had one thing in common: demands for payment.

Dec 13 16:20


Nicely done...


Dec 13 15:18

BREAKING BOOM! | Bill O’Reilly Tells Glenn Beck 'Anti-Trump Attorney Offered $200K To Woman To File False Sex Charges Against President'...

And here's the best part, there's an undercover tape of the lawyer making the offer. This story is going to blow wide open soon according to O'Reilly.