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Sep 01 19:38

Fmr Atlanta Police Officer Indicted For Killing Unarmed Black Man

A Fulton County grand jury has charged former Atlanta police officer James Burns with felony murder for the fatal shooting of Deravis Caine Rogers. He also faces charges for making a false statement, aggravated assault and violation of the oath of office.

On Wednesday, a grand jury decided that there was enough doubt about Burns’ claim of self-defense in the killing of Rogers, 22, to indict him on felony murder and aggravated assault charges. The Atlanta Police Department did not stand behind Burns, firing him less than two weeks after the shooting.

Sep 01 19:17

Melania Trump sues Daily Mail and US blogger for $150m over sex worker claims

The Daily Mail's retraction, published late on Thursday, insisted it had not suggested the sex work claims were true but said that, even if false, they could affect the US presidential campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, maybe and maybe not. Of the three, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump, which one would YOU want to have sex with?

IMHO Melania will be the hottest first lady in US history!

And to be honest, going from sex worker to politician is a major step downward!

Sep 01 19:12

BREAKING: Tim Kaine Makes Shocking Admission About Hillary Health… Campaign FURIOUS

Kaine advocated disclosure of finances, candidate health, and entanglements that might be a risk to national security. Clinton has failed miserably on all three accounts.

We already have plentiful evidence that she accepted millions of dollars in exchange for political favors. We know she’s been less than forthcoming about her health. We also know she has put this country’s safety at risk when she used an unsecure private email server while serving as secretary of state.

And that’s just skimming the surface.

Sep 01 19:04

Australia Must Choose Between America, China: US Army Official

A senior American military official has called on Australia to confront China’s growing influence if it wants stronger ties with the US.

US Army Assistant Chief of Staff Colonel Tom Hanson told Australian radio on Thursday that Canberra should make a choice between Beijing and Washington, the Reuters reported.

Sep 01 18:37

Kim Jong-un executes education minister by firing squad for not SITTING properly during a meeting

Kim Jong-un has executed a senior North Korean official by firing squad because he did not sit properly during a meeting.

Education minister Kim Yong-Jin, 63, was shot dead after his 'bad sitting posture' in parliament incurred the wrath of the North Korean dictator.

The slouching vice premier was interrogated and found to be an 'anti-revolutionary agitator' before his execution in July, a South Korean official said.

A reminder of what a real dictator does!

Sep 01 17:50

Nobel Winner Stiglitz: Independent Scotland Should Have Its Own Currency, Avoid Euro

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has advised the Scottish National Party (SNP) to abandon the British pound and avoid joining the euro if Scotland wins independence.

Stiglitz, who sits on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Council of Economic Advisers, has suggested Scotland create its own free-floating currency if it leaves the United Kingdom.

Sep 01 15:32

Safe Space Room Debuts At Duke University…

Sep 01 15:27

Problem, Reaction, Solution: How Will MP ‘Death Threats’ Be Used To Manipulate Your Freedom Or Privacy?

At least 25 British MPs have been sent identical messages threatening to kill them and their families, alongside a picture of a severed head.

The death threats sent over the weekend come two months after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in her Batley and Spen constituency in June.

Sep 01 15:27

Ice to see you! Windows 10 fix for freezing PCs finally flung at folks

To install the fix on an afflicted machine, you'll either have to log in using a second administrator account and pull in the latest OS updates, or use the Recovery Console or Settings app from Safe Mode to roll back the anniversary edition and then reinstall the upgrade with the included fix.

Sep 01 15:08

RUSSIA, SYRIA, AND TURKEY HAVE AGREED ON JOINT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA

If Russia wanted to, it could deploy three armored divisions to Syria within 72 hours and thereby permanently solve the problem of Islamist rebels. The US could do the same in its pursuit of removing Bashar al-Assad from power. Therefore, the two powers’ involvement in Syria and the fighting has been done mostly by proxies, while each of the two great powers tries to cheat the other. This balance was disturbed by the Turkish military intervention in Northern Syria. The intervention could have ruined the rules established between the US and Russia. However, things were clarified and there was an unexpected chance to rapidly conclude hostilities in Syria.

Sep 01 14:55

Japan Wants British Weaponry For South China Sea Standoff

Tensions in the South China Sea have led Japan to splurge on British-made hardware to prepare for a confrontation with China. Recent saber-rattling by North Korea has also given Japan cause to restock its armory.

Antagonism between China and Japan over a contested island archipelago has the Japanese Defense Ministry chasing an injection of cash to buy a range of new kit.

Sep 01 14:44

Millions Of Bees Dead After South Carolina Aerial Zika Spraying Despite Toxicity Knowledge

“Nuked” bees. A little known aerial, pesticide spraying campaign in South Carolina led to a devastating instant mass bee death…

Residents had a mere 3 hours to act - that is, if they were on Facebook.

Cornell warned that the spray is highly toxic to...

Sep 01 14:43

Coca-Cola Has Always Had A Connection To The Cocaine Business

When news broke yesterday about the discovery of $56 million worth of cocaine at a Coca-Cola plant in France, the press was all abuzz. But as it turns out, this Cocaine-Cola connection is not entirely new; Coca-Cola has been intimately linked to domestic manufacture of cocaine in the United States for years. A little glimpse into Coke’s history reveals all.

Sep 01 14:43

Children’s Services Probes Anthony Weiner After Sexting Next To Son – Report

Children’s services have reportedly entered the apartment of former congressman Anthony Weiner over his recent sexting, this time because it apparently involved his four-year-old son.

According to the New York Post, representatives of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) have already visited the Manhattan apartment, where Weiner lives with his wife, Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and their mutual four-year-old son Jordan.

Sep 01 14:37

Congress Officially Says "Banks Are the Top of the Pyramid"

Found this in the Congressional archives from 1974 – with details showing that the top 8 banks own most of the media, utility companies, gas & energy and other sectors of the economy... control over the U.S. is assumed, even by the Senate.


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Sep 01 14:36

Jeremy Corbyn To Win Labour Leadership Election: Poll

A new poll shows Jeremy Corbyn is set to win the Labour leadership election in a landslide victory by an even bigger margin than last year.

A YouGov survey for British paper The Times found that of all those entitled to vote in the Labour leader contest, 62 percent would vote for Corbyn and only 38 percent would vote for rival Owen Smith.

Sep 01 14:33

Germany’s Largest Bank Refuses “Deliveries of Physical Gold” After Customer Request

If enough people demand physical possession at one time, the bank or institution could be caught with its pants down, and it is possible that this is a case of avoiding that position by simply refusing to even meet that demand.

Clients of Germany’s biggest bank who have invested in the exchange-traded commodity Xetra-Gold are facing problems when they want to obtain physical gold, according to German analytic website Godmode-Trader.de. Xetra-Gold is a bond on the Deutsche Börse commodities market, and Deutsche Bank is a designated sponsor. On the website, Xetra-Gold says its clients have the right for physical delivery of gold.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 01 14:11

Xetra-Gold's Responds To Deutsche Bank's Failure To Deliver Physical Gold

In the latest stunning development involving a documented failure of a bank to deliver physical gold when demanded, yesterday we reported that according to German website godmode-trader.de, a client of the Xetra-Gold Exchange-Traded Commodity was told the fund's designated sponsor, Deutsche Bank, would be unable to deliver the requested gold. This was contrary to the explict reps and warrantiesmade explicitly in the Xetra-Gold's prospectus, which said that investors are entitled to the delivery of the certified amount of physical gold at any time, and proudly added that "since the introduction of Xetra-Gold in 2007, investors have exercised this right 900 times, with a total of 4.5 tons of gold delivered."

Maybe they should give me a paper receipt from the Federal Reserve or Fort Knox!

Sep 01 13:59

CLINTON FOUNDATION 'FRAUD BEGAN WITH EXPLOITING EARTHQUAKE'

Former President Bill Clinton developed a methodology of exploiting epidemics and natural disasters to raise hundreds of millions in “charitable donations” that in a relaxed regulatory environment could be diverted to personal gain, funding Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns and supporting Democratic Party causes, charges Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who has conducted an in-depth investigation of the foundation’s finances.

Ortel points to Bill Clinton’s involvement with the American India Foundation, which the former president co-founded in 2001 with Rajat Kumar Gupta, the India-born philanthropist who headed the international management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company.

Gupta is now in prison for criminal insider trading.

Sep 01 13:52

Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters

It is no secret that the mainstream media has decided that the threat presented by a possible Donald Trump presidency is so grave that it has suspended even the illusion of objectivity. Writing in The New York Times, media columnist Jim Rutenberg granted permission to his fellow journalists “to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.”

The Observer and others have detailed the ways in which traditional media companies and even tech companies have colluded to maximize negative coverage of Trump and minimize negative coverage of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. But it doesn’t end there. As Rutenberg described, many journalists feel the need to “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.”

Sep 01 13:44

Cables Reveal US Government's Role In Herakles Farms Land Grab In Cameroon

Cables obtained by the non-profit Oakland Institute through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that US government officials pushed the Central African nation of Cameroon to approve a deeply controversial oil palm development owned by Herakles Farms despite full knowledge of the project’s negative impacts on the environment and local communities.

Sep 01 13:33

Turkey Invades Syria, America Spins The Bottle

So within the space of a few days, the United States has, first, commanded the government of Syria to keep its air force away from part of its own sovereign territory, Hasakah, occupied by American soldiers and their Kurdish “partners”; it then, with applause from other NATO countries, provided air support for a Turkish invasion of Syria and seizure of the Syrian town of Jarablus from those “partners.” These are unambiguous acts of war, and Orwellian acts of doublethink aggression.

Sep 01 13:24

Can Americans Overthrow The Ruling Evil?

Paul Wolfowitz and the lies that he told in the high government positions that he held are responsible for a massive number of deaths and massive destruction in seven countries. Wolfowitz has announced his vote for Hillary Clinton. Does this make you feel reassured?

The real surprise would have been Wolfowitz’s announcement in favor of Donald Trump. So why was what was expected news?

Sep 01 13:06

Defend Socialistic China Against Military Intimidation By Capitalist Powers

In October 2015, the U.S. warship, the USS Lassen destroyer sailed through waters, not far from mainland China, that are claimed by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) as its territorial waters.

Sep 01 12:48

Opponents of Dakota Access Pipeline Call For National Direct Action Campaign

By Derrick Broze

On Wednesday, the Red Warrior Camp and the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp issued a press release calling for “Global Weeks of Solidarity Action” aimed at targeting the banks and corporations behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Since early August activists, protesters, protectors, and members of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation have been opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The opposition has come in the form of protests, rallies, prayers, Internet campaigns, petitions, and direct action. The opponents of the pipeline say that the project will put the Missouri River and other bodies of water at risk, as well as disturb important cultural sites...

Sep 01 12:36

Detroit Reverend: ‘Electing A Democrat Doesn’t Mean You Are Safe’

Clinton’s Transition Team includes former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, whose legacy includes austerity and the use of emergency managers, says Reverend David Alexander Bullock.

Sep 01 12:21

Houthi Forces In Yemen Capture Territory in Asir, Saudi Arabia, Close In On Najran Provincial Capital

By Brandon Turbeville

Backed by the Yemeni Republican forces and fighters loyal to former Yemeni President Saleh, Houthi fighters have once again struck a major blow to Saudi Arabia inside Saudi territory. After a string of territory and military bases inside Saudi Arabia being seized by the Houthis particularly in the Najran province, the fighters have now seized several Saudi military posts in the Asir Province.

In addition to the capture of these provinces, the Houthis have managed to capture with them a large cache of American and Canadian weapons that belonged to the Saudi military...

Sep 01 11:38

Vice Photospreads Present ‘Girly, Teenage’ Side Of Israeli Occupation

For the second time in the last five months, Vice has run a bizarre, titillating photo spread of “girlish,” “teenage” Israeli soldiers that manages to be obtuse and borderline creepy at the same time.

Photos From the Everyday Lives of Young Female Israeli Soldiers (3/15/16)
The Defiant Femininity of Israel’s Female Soldiers (8/29/16)

Sep 01 11:19

Original Recipe? $55 Million In Cocaine Discovered At French Coca-Cola Plant

Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a Coca-Cola plant in France last Friday, making the seizure of the drug one of the largest ever on French soil.

Sep 01 11:15

Obama Granted Iran "Secret" Nuclear Deal Exemptions, Despite Claiming Otherwise

One of the recurring criticisms of Obama's landmark Nuclear deal with Iran is that in Obama's scramble to get a formalized agreement, he had implemented many loopholes allowing Iran substantial leeway far beyond what was disclosed for public consumption. And, in the latest blow to US foreign policy under the Obama administration, a new report confirms precisely that. According to Reuters, the United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions.

The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said the think tank’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report. It is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations, who Albright declined to identify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of COURSE, President Obama lied; that's what sociopaths do.

I used to believe that, perhaps, on the Iranian deal, he had, finally, done something right; at the moment, I stand firmly disabused of that notion; but the question is, what does the US and the P5+1 do NOW, to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed nation, in the most peaceful and honest way possible?!?

As William Shakespeare once remarked, "Aye, there's the rub!"

Sep 01 11:07

Apple Ordered to Pay $14 Billion in Europe for Dodging Taxes

Apple is facing a huge tax bill in Ireland. The multi-billion dollar company was ordered this week to pay a record-breaking €13bn in back taxes to Ireland.

The European Commission made the ruling after a three-year investigation that found Apple had only paid $55 in taxes for ever $1.12 million it made in European profits. That essentially made its tax rate 0.0005 percent for the year 2014. The usual rate for corporation tax in Ireland is 12.5%. The €13bn owed equates to roughly $14.5 billion USD.

According to the commission, Apple and Irish tax authorities entered into an illegal tax deal that was allowing Apple to pay a minimum tax rate of just 1%. The deal violated rules on state aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Will you take it in iPhone 6'es???"

Sep 01 11:05

‘Dead Man Walking’: No TTIP Deal With US This Year, France & Germany Say

There will be no deal this year between the EU and US on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), says French President Francois Hollande.

Sep 01 11:04

Scott Adams: Trump’s Immigration Speech - Persuasion Score

Trump gave his much-awaited Immigration speech last night. I’ll let the fact-checkers tell you how much of it was based on reality. That’s not my department. I will focus on how persuasive it was, not the politics.

Trump needed to undo the persuasion that Clinton’s side has been laying on the public for months. Specifically, Trump needed to demonstrate that he is…

1. Not crazy.

2. Not uninformed.

3. Not the wrong temperament to lead.

4. Not scary.

5. Not racist.

By my scorecard, Trump achieved all five objectives in the eyes and of his core supporters, and 3-out-of-5 with his opponents. I’ll break it down.

Sep 01 10:57

Facebook satellite lost in SpaceX explosion at Cape Canaveral (VIDEO)

A Falcon 9 booster rocket exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as tropical storm Hermine bore down on the area. An Israeli satellite that was to provide Facebook broadband to Africa was lost in the explosion, SpaceX confirmed.

Sep 01 10:50

Ericsson Pays Bill Clinton $750,000 for Speech, Wins Iran Sanctions Exemption

According to the Republican presidential candidate, the Obama administration excluded the telecom giant Ericsson from sanctions against Iran after Ericsson paid former US President Bill Clinton $750,000 for a speech.

Sep 01 10:48

Europe Reels As A New Wave Of Refugees Begins To Flood The Continent

Angela Merkel, and Europe in general, had hoped they had managed to move beyond the unprecedented wave of refugees unleashed on the content in 2015 courtesy of the German Chancellor's open door policy, with the fragile March 2016 refugee deal signed with Turkey. Sadly - for both Europeans who have suffered a surge in terrorist attacks as a result and for Merkel, whose approval rating has subsequently plunged - Europe is once buckling under the weight of a new wave of migrants.

According to Reuters, some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions just on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy. The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas. No details were immediately available on their nationalities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US-created and/or enabled wars are driving this migration crisis.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that these wars are going to end any time soon.

Sep 01 10:48

FLASHBACK - Army won’t suspend contracts with Al Qaeda-tied companies, citing 'due process rights'

The U.S. Army is refusing to suspend contracts with dozens of companies and individuals tied to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups out of concern for their "due process rights," despite repeated pleas from the chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, "Due Process." That thing we Americans (especially gun owners) used to have!

Sep 01 10:47

Hero Or Murderer? 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows Faces Life In Prison For Killing Abusive Father

A young girl who shot dead her abusive father now may face life in prison, sparking national outcry over the treatment of domestic violence survivors. On July 28, 14-year-old Bresha Meadows allegedly killed her father, Jonathan Meadows, with a bullet to his head as he slept.

Sep 01 10:44

US Manufacturing Crashes Into Contraction In August, Election Uncertainty Blamed

Following China's rising (official) and tumbling (Caixin) PMI data overnight, US Manufacturing prints this morning were both weak. PMI modestly disappointed, dropping from July's 52.9 and August's preliminary 52.1 to 52.0 final with new orders and employment sliding. Markit's explanation is simple: "there's anecdotal evidence to suggest that this at least in part reflects a slowing in the economy in the lead up to the presidential election." We guess productivity has been declining for the same reason for the last 9 months? ISM had already rolled over in July, and August's collapse (from 52.6 to a contractionary 49.4) has erased the dead cat bounce hopes of Q2. Across the board, ISM factors deteriorated with new orders plunging.

Dead cat bounce is dead again...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not "electoral uncertainty" which is driving this contraction: people and smaller companies just don't have the money to buy products, period, end of discussion.

Sep 01 10:40

Hawaii avoids direct hit from Tropical Storm Madeline; Hurricane Lester looms

Storm system Madeline missed making a direct impact on Hawaii after being downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but the Big Island is bracing for Hurricane Lester over the weekend.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Madeline was last registered to be 150 miles south-southwest of Hawaii with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. A tropical storm warning is in effect until at least Thursday afternoon for Hawaii County and Maui County, including the Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe islands.

Sep 01 10:40

The Last 7 Times (Since 1970) This Happened, The US Economy Entered Recession

The slowdown in US construction spending growth is rapidly becoming another fiction-peddling chart that President Obama, Janet Yellen, and equity market bulls need to ignore...

Since 1970, each time growth has slowed this much, the US economy has plunged into recession...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT is indeed scary.

Sep 01 10:39

Here are the Democratic senators backing Hillary Clinton for president

Though one of their own -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders -- is running against Hillary Clinton, many of his Senate colleagues have lined up behind the former secretary of state.

With months of the campaign past, 40 of the 46 of senators who caucus with the Democrats have endorsed Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vote 'em out!

Sep 01 10:35

A ¥9 Trillion Hole Emerges Inside The BOJ's Balance Sheet: "It’s A Pretty Dangerous Situation"

When it comes to accounting conventions, the Fed and the BOJ differ in one major way: unlike the Federal Reserve, the BOJ counts its bond holdings at the purchase price, minus amortization costs. In the old days before NIRP this wasn't an issue because with positive yields, it meant that with time, the value of any central bank bond purchases would accrete through maturity and never lead to a booked loss; however under NIRP, it means that the BOJ is purchasing hundreds of billions in bonds at prices that are so high they guarantee a loss, meaning that by maturity the central banks will face a cumulative loss on the face value of recent bond purchases.

From a purely accounting standpoint, it means that a gap has opened on the BOJ's balance sheet, representing the difference between the book and face value of the central bank's monetizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering how banks and economies are so closely interlinked, this gap could well create a tsunami effect with other countries' economies as well.

Sep 01 10:32

Supply-Chain Contagion Arrives - "Global Trade" Roiled, Cargo-Owners Panic In Wake Of Hanjin Bankruptcy

When we reported on the stunning collapse of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the country's largest shipping firm and the world's seventh-biggest container carrier, which earlier today was granted court receivership after losing the support of its banks, we speculated that "the global implications from the bankruptcy are unknown: if, as expected, the company's ships remain "frozen" and inaccessible for weeks if not months, the impact on global supply chains will be devastating, potentially resulting in a cascading waterfall effect, whose impact on global economies could be severe as a result of the worldwide logistics chaos."

We did not have long to wait for the aftershocks to emerge. As we first reported last night, just hours after the insolvency news hit the tape, three Hanjin ships promptly found themselves stranded off the California coast, stuck - together with the hundreds of tons of cargo - in legal and financial limbo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, if you live in isolated areas of the country (or don't) NOW would be a good time to stock up on the basics; storable food, water, medications, etc.; the financial and logistical blowback from this could be a real bear, folks!

Sep 01 10:24

Clinton: US should use 'military response' to fight cyberattacks from Russia and China

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential nominee and former US secretary of state, has said that if she becomes president cyberattacks against US interests will be treated "like any other attack" – and that includes military action.

Sep 01 10:17

Wal-Mart to Cut 7,000 Back-Office Store Jobs

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to cut thousands of back office positions around the country, a sign that the retailer’s effort to make its cavernous stores more efficient is also changing the face of its workforce.

The country’s largest private employer is eliminating about 7,000 U.S. store accounting and invoicing positions over the next several months, jobs mostly held by long-term employees, often some of the highest paid hourly workers in stores. The retailer wants those employees working with shoppers, not in backrooms, say company executives. Centralizing or automating much of those tasks is more efficient, they say.

The jobs are coveted as a rare desk job in retail. “You are not running around the store on your feet all day,” and receive decent pay, says a Wal-Mart store accounting employee who earns about $13 an hour, or $27,000 a year. “Everybody wants to get in there. The jobs never open up,” says this person, who has worked at the store for nine years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though these layoffs will come right before Christmas!!

How wonderful for these soon to be sacked Wal-mart Workers!!

Sep 01 10:14

Want a Win10 update? Don't go to Microsoft ... please

Delivery Optimisation was introduced in the Windows 10 November Update and had allowed you to get updates from fellow Windows 10 users on your local network.

Now, however, the circle has grown: you can now get updates from PCs on the broader internet.

With Delivery Optimisation, your PC might also send software updates that you have downloaded to others running Windows 10.

The new feature is turned on by default but can be switched off.

Sep 01 10:07

Team Clinton’s Pathetic Excuses

Mired in scandal, her campaign denies and rationalizes—but no one is convinced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sep 01 10:06

‘Open fire if the Germans approach our trenches’: Newly-released pencil-written military order reveals how Army top-brass tried to prevent the famous Christmas truce of 1914

Opposing troops singing carols as they clambered over the top for a game of football has long been seen as a hallmark of humanity during the horror and bloodshed of the First World War.

However, after more than a century an order has come to light from Britain's military chiefs ordering that any Germans wandering over for a friendly kickabout on Christmas 1914 should have instead be gunned down.

The signal message, sent to troops at 11.15pm on December 24, 1914, has never been seen in public and tells a completely different side of the story.

Battle commanders had become frustrated with soldiers fraternising with the enemy and, fearing it could lead to mutiny, warned that anyone caught would be shot.

Sep 01 10:04

WALMART To Cut 7,000 HIGH PAYING JOBS

Sep 01 10:00

Death in Yemen: British Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, and the “Proper Use” of Illegal Arms

The death toll in Yemen is now so high that the International Committee of the Red Cross is donating “entire morgue units” (1) to hospitals still standing, having so far escaped the illegal Saudi assault, backed, advised and armed by the US and UK.

“The hospitals were not able to cope,” said Rima Kamal, a Yemen-based spokesperson for the Red Cross. “You could have more than 20 dead people brought into one hospital on one single day. The morgue capacity at a regular hospital is not equipped to handle this influx of dead bodies.”

“It is not that common for the ICRC to donate morgues,” she observed. “The fact that we now do is telling of the size of the human tragedy in Yemen.” The ICRC has donated body bags and refrigerated storage facilities to three hospitals with: “More in the pipeline.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The leadership in the UK should be ashamed of this trade in weapons, and the war crimes committed by the Saudi military against the people of Yemen; of course, that "being ashamed" reaction only happens when one has not had one's moral conscience surgically removed.

Sep 01 09:52

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsHillary Clinton, the Podesta Group and the Saudi Regime: A Fatal Ménage à Trois

If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a Trump-thumping, conspiratorial nutcase. But it’s true.

The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government, a government that beheads nonviolent dissidents, uses torture to extract forced confessions, doesn’t allow women to drive, and bombs schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods in neighboring Yemen.

The Podesta Group’s March 2016 filing, required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, shows that Tony Podesta himself oversees the Saudi account. At the same time, Tony Podesta is also a top campaign contributor and bundler for Hillary Clinton. So while one brother runs the campaign, the other brother funds it with earnings that come, in part, from the Saudis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there could be an appropriate tee shirt designed for Hillary Clinton and the Podesta brothers, it should definitely have the following phrase emblazoned on the front and the back, "For Sale To the Highest Bidder: No "Human Rights upsets HERE!"

Sep 01 09:47

Last Remaining U.S. Maker of Cluster Bombs Stops Production

The last remaining United States manufacturer of cluster bombs is ending production of the controversial weapon, citing regulatory scrutiny and reduced orders for the internationally banned munition.

The decision by Rhode Island-based Textron Systems follows a White House order last May to block the transfer of a Textron shipment of CBU-105 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, a move first reported by Foreign Policy.

The White House had come under intense pressure by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International after those groups documented instances in which Saudi-led forces used CBU-105 munitions in multiple locations around Yemen, including Al-Amar, Sanhan, Amran and the Al-Hayma port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This blocked transfer is cosmetic only, as a sop to various human rights organisations who documented this carnage.

The US continues to provide "guidance" and weapons to the Saudi Military, which continue to commit war crimes in the destruction of schools, hospitals, and killing innocent civilians. In fact, the US government has just approved a massive shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia recently:

US approves $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

When I was a kid growing up, I never imagined, for one moment, that a sitting President could potentially have a plaque on their desk, reading: The United States of America: Proud Partner in War Crimes", but yet, at this part of the 21st century...here we are, and have been here since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Sep 01 09:46

Scientists May Have ‘Game Changer’ Drug To Treat Alzheimer’s

An experimental drug could be the secret weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The results gathered from a small subject pool have scientists cautiously optimistic about the drug’s potential in slowing the progression of senile dementia.

Sep 01 09:45

Public Relations Firm Claims to Have Ghost Written Thousands of Op-Eds in Major U.S. Newspapers

Laura Bentz of Keybridge Communications describes her company as "a boutique PR firm -- founded by a former writer for the Wall Street Journal -- that specializes in writing and placing op-eds. With some of the country's most influential trade groups and global corporations as clients, we run many of the major op-ed campaigns in the U.S. We place roughly 3,000 op-eds per year."

On its website, Keybridge openly claims to be able to "brand a CEO" by putting op-eds into newspapers in "virtually every major city."

Less openly, Keybridge carefully markets its services with a PDF that names people for whom it claims to have written and placed op-eds.

Sep 01 09:44

Fury and fear in Paris: Wealthy residents outraged as huge wooden migrant camp is built directly opposite £3million apartments in elite neighbourhood of French capital

Paris residents have reacted with fury to the building of new camps in the city that are set to be full of thousands of UK-bound migrants by next month.

It came as a £4m one designed primarily for vulnerable women and children reached completion in one of the city’s most upmarket districts.

Two wooden buildings out of five containing 24 housing units each have already gone up next to the Bois du Boulogne, the historic wood in the 16th arrondissement.

They are situated next to palatial apartments worth up to £3 million each – prompting intense anger from neighbours who say they will turn into a ‘new Sangatte’.

Sep 01 09:43

Elites having a party in Norway

The old politicians are celebrating them self in Norway.
- Butlers
- Food
- Wine and alcohol
- Police guards
- Military guards

All at the expense of tax payers money. This is what you get when voting for Hillary Clinton.
According to Norwegian news. The Norwegian elites have donated 410 million kroner to the Hillary Clinton campaign. 410 million kroners = 49 million dollars.

Sep 01 09:36

Israel should ratify nuclear test ban treaty in 5 years: UN

A senior UN official says Israel, which is widely believed to possess hundreds of atomic bombs, should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years.

“I'm putting five years as the longest it should take now based on the positive sign that I'm seeing from Israel,” Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO) Organization said Wednesday.

Sep 01 09:36

Eton boys given private audience with Vladimir Putin

A group of boys from Britain's prestigious Eton College have met Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Kremlin.

The rare meeting, held in a state room, apparently lasted at least an hour, during which Mr Putin discussed world affairs with the 11 boys.

One of the boys present, David Wei, said on Facebook he had sent more than 1,000 emails to set up the meeting.

He said Mr Putin, renowned as a tough leader, had shown "his human face".

Sep 01 09:34

BEX Alert!!! - "Gun sale bans for medical marijuana users constitutional, US appeals court rules"

Gun restrictions applying to medical marijuana patients don’t violate any constitutional rights, a US appeals court has ruled. The decision comes in response to a Nevada woman, who accused the government of breaching her Second Amendment rights.

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously voted 3-0 in support of the government’s power to ban medical marijuana card holders and users from buying arms.

Senior District Judge Jed Rakoff said that the ban was justified because using marijuana "raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated,” according to the Associated Press.

Sep 01 09:33

U.S. washes hands of rights violations at Okinawa helipad site

The U.S. State Department, the federal body tasked with promoting human rights overseas, is refusing to censure Tokyo over its aggressive tactics to force construction of new helipads for the U.S. Marine Corps in northern Okinawa.

Since July, the Japanese government has been conducting a massive police campaign in the Takae district of Higashi village that has left at least five demonstrators hospitalized, infringed upon press freedoms and been condemned by Gov. Takeshi Onaga, media unions and local residents.

Asked for comment on the injuries and blocking of reporters, the State Department referred The Japan Times to the Japanese government and U.S. Department of Defense. Anna Richey-Allen, spokesperson for the department’s East Asia and Pacific Bureau spokesperson, then issued a stock statement unrelated to the inquiries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the US government does it's alleged "pivot to Asia", one would think that the US government might be a little less tone-deaf to the concerns of the Okinawan people; unfortunately it appears not to be the case here.

Sep 01 09:28

Another Senior DNC Staffer Gone Following Emails Leaked by WikiLeaks

By Amando Flavio

The damning emails published by WikiLeaks, revealing how senior officials of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) conspired to ensure that Hillary Clinton secured the nomination of the Democratic Party, is still ravaging the party. More and more people are tendering their resignation letters, stepping aside from the governing body of the party.

Before senator Bernie Sanders left the Democratic Party, he said the publication by WikiLeaks showed a corrupt DNC that cannot be trusted anymore. The Vermont senator then called for a total overhaul of the DNC.

At the time Sanders called for a completely new DNC, the then-chairperson of the body, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had resigned. Many other junior officials of the DNC also later resigned...

Sep 01 09:28

When Putin Bailed Out Obama

Three years ago, when a reluctant President Barack Obama was about to launch an attack on Syria, supposedly in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad crossing a “red line” against using chemical weapons, Obama smelled a rat – or rather he sensed a mousetrap.

Advised by some of his intelligence advisers that the evidence blaming the Syrian government for the lethal sarin attack was weak, Obama disappointed many of Washington’s neocons and liberal war hawks, including those in his own administration, by deferring action. He tossed the issue to Congress, thus guaranteeing a delay.

Precisely at that key juncture, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the pressure off Obama by persuading the Syrian government to destroy its chemical weapons, which Assad did – while still denying any role in the attack at Ghouta, just outside Damascus, on Aug. 21, 2013.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) When it comes to American neocons, no good deed goes unpunished; that's precisely what happened to Russia with the US-enabled putsch in Ukraine.

Sep 01 09:24

Israel Approves Hundreds of Homes in West Bank Settlements

Adding to international criticism of Israel’s construction in the occupied West Bank, the government has approved several hundred additional homes in the settlements there, both approving plans for 284 new homes to be constructed and retroactively legalizing some 179 homes built in violation of Israeli law in the Ofarim settlement.

The new plans were criticized by Israeli watchdog Peace Now, saying that the current government is building settlements all over the West Bank, and also sending the message that illegal settlements can continue to be built and can expect to be legalized after the fact.

The US State Department issued a statement saying they were “deeply concerned” by the acceleration of settlement construction, and in particular about the growing trend toward retroactive legalization, allowing Israel to expand settlement activity in “a potentially unlimited way.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's calculus on the timing of this announcement is that lame-duck Obama's Administration won't do anything more than whimper, indignantly, but will actually do nothing concrete to even attempt to block this move.

Sep 01 09:24

President Dilma Rousseff Impeached, New Government to Pursue Right-Wing Agenda

This is a moment of triumph for those who used the government to shield themselves from very serious corruption charges, revealing the failure of Brazil's so-called democratic institutions, says Harvard University professor Sidney Chalhoub

Sep 01 09:23

Austria joins calls to stop TTIP trade deal with US

Austrian politicians have added their voice to calls to halt negotiations between the EU and the US on the free trade deal known as TTIP.

Sep 01 09:20

Erdogan says post-coup crackdown boosts judiciary

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended Ankara’s massive post-coup crackdown on thousands of judges and prosecutors, saying the measure will bolster the country’s judiciary.

Sep 01 09:16

Turkey Won’t Accept Any Ceasefire With Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik today ruled out any situation in which the government agreed to a truce with the Syrian Kurdish YPG, insisting that Turkey is a “sovereign state” and that it was impossible for them to enter into any agreement with a terrorist organization, which it considers the YPG.

Kurdish officials claimed a deal had been reached with Turkey yesterday, and that a ceasefire was in place in northern Syria. Turkey denied the deal at the time, while Syrian rebels allied with Turkey claimed it was a coincidental pause, and that attacks on the Kurds would resume soon.

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, though initially targeting the ISIS-held city of Jarabulus, was done primarily to expel Kurdish forces from the west of the Euphrates River. ISIS is expected to be targeted over the course of the fighting as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Turkish government has decided to indulge in more serial genocide against the Kurds, who the US government, after incredible sacrifice in behalf of the US government and military, appear to have been dropped by that same US government and military like the proverbial hot potato.

This proves, incontrovertibly, to the rest of the world, that the US government cannot be trusted when they call you "their friend", and will stab you in the back for any conceivable gain they may get by so doing.

And, as reported in theintercept.com yesterday:

FIVE YEARS AFTER the start of Syria’s uprising, the Turkish military directly entered the fray last week, sending troops to occupy the northern Syrian town of Jarablus, previously held by the militant group the Islamic State. Turkey’s intervention represents a significant escalation of the conflict, as well as a sign that the country is likely to take a more aggressive approach to foreign policy following July’s failed military coup and subsequent purge. But Turkey’s intervention is also an indication that the U.S. strategy of empowering Kurdish groups to fight the Islamic State in Syria has helped trigger an entirely new conflict, this time between U.S.-backed militias and a NATO ally. Turkey launched its recent incursion both to take territory from the Islamic State and also to halt gains by the Syrian Democratic Forces and People’s Protection Units, Kurdish-led groups backed by the United States. The government in Ankara fears these groups will set up an autonomous Kurdish zone on its border, emboldening separatists within Turkey. While many predicted Turkey’s government would become more inward looking following the failed coup, it seems as though the opposite may be the case. In a statement last week, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the country would be “more active in the Syria issue in the coming six months.” Turkish-aligned rebel factions recently won a major battle to break a Syrian government siege in the northern hub of Aleppo, a region with historical ties to Turkey. With Turkish forces now directly operating on Syrian soil, it seems the conflict is entering a dangerous new phase of regional involvement.

Sep 01 09:08

Global Supply Chains Paralyzed After World's 7th Largest Container Shipper Files Bankruptcy, Assets Frozen

... today the largest casualty finally emerged on Wednesday when South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the country's largest shipping firm and the world's seventh-biggest container carrier, filed for court receivership after losing the support of its banks, leaving its assets frozen as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels.

Hanjin Shipping is Korea's largest and one of the world’s top ten container carriers that operates some 70 liner and tramper services around the globe transporting over 100 million tons of cargo annually. Its fleet consists of some 150 containerships and bulk carriers.

As Reuters reports, banks led by state-run Korea Development Bank withdrew backing for the world's seventh-largest container carrier on Tuesday, saying a funding plan by its parent group was inadequate to tackle debt that stood at 5.6 trillion won ($5 billion) at the end of 2015

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This event may be the start of a global economic death spiral.

Sep 01 09:04

Was Albert Gore Sr. a Crook?

Was Albert Gore Sr. a Crook?
No, but he was sleazy enough to embarrass Junior.
By Timothy Noah

Presidential campaigns have a way of loosening political skeletons from the closet. Lately, the press has made a run at the presumptive Democratic nominee's father, Albert Gore Sr., a former Tennessee senator who died in 1998.

The exercise of rummaging through Albert Sr.'s dirty laundry has value—not as a way of assessing Al Jr.'s moral compass, but as a way of assessing his psychology. The son is, after all, someone who always made clear that he would never follow in his father's footsteps. For a time, he renounced politics altogether; when he changed his mind and ran for Congress, he projected a public persona that was cautious, wooden, and intellectually pretentious—the polar opposite of his father's hot-tempered, fiddle-playing populism. Though Albert Sr. seemed to love the gaudy side of politics, Al Jr. has always seemed merely to endure it. What is Al Jr. recoiling from?

Sep 01 09:03

COLOUR CODED PALESTINIANS

Defense Ministry will produce a map of the West Bank marking in green and red the areas where, respectively, “good” and “bad” Palestinians live.

Sep 01 09:03

Obama Extends Libya War, Will Keep Warships Off Libyan Coast

On August 1, the Obama Administration ordered attacks on ISIS in the Libyan city of Sirte, starting another American war. Officially, Congress was informed that this would be a 30-day operation, but even when it started officials were conceding that there really was no “end point” for the war in any plans.

Unsurprisingly we’re now 30 days in, and there’s still no end point, so President Obama felt obliged to confirm a 30-day extension of the war, with officials saying it was done at the recommendation of senior military leaders. As before, this stated length is little more than a bureaucratic placeholder, and there is no reason to believe the war won’t just continue o indefinitely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would imagine that the war-hawks and the heads of corporations for the military industrial complex have a nickname for President Obama; perhaps something like St. Barak, the Warmonger/Profit-Bringer in Chief?!?

These endless, undeclared wars are going to be the death of this country, and create permanent outrage, translating into more jihad and more wars.

But perhaps, that is just the point.....

Sep 01 08:58

‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

In parts of South Carolina, trucks trailing pesticide clouds are not an unusual sight, thanks to a mosquito-control program that also includes destroying larvae. Given the current concerns of West Nile virus and Zika — there are several dozen cases of travel-related Zika in South Carolina, though the state health department reports no one has yet acquired the disease from a local mosquito bite — Dorchester decided to try something different Sunday.

Sep 01 08:47

Pentagon Dispels Kiev's Alarmism Over Possibility of Russian 'Invasion'

While the Poroshenko government continues to beat the war drums over a non-existent Russian "menace," hinting at the need to impose martial law and declare mobilization, Pentagon officials signal they don't see any signs of an "immediate threat" to Ukraine.

Sep 01 08:44

7 Out Of 10 Millennials Are "Disengaged" From Meaningful Employment

Gallup recently released what it described as the "most robust and comprehensive study of the millennial generation" combining more that 30 separate studies involving more than 1 million respondents. In summary, the report found Millennials to be disengaged, aloof and completely incapable of prioritizing their own workload all while requiring constant pats on the back from management. Well, we could have told you that (and we have on many occasions) without doing any research at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are seeing another "Lost Generation" of young people who have grown up with the constant reminder that it doesn't matter how hard they work, their lives will not get any better ... so why bother?

Sep 01 08:43

Global Supply Chains Paralyzed After World's 7th Largest Container Shipper Files Bankruptcy, Assets Frozen

After years of relentless decline in the Baltic Dry index today the largest casualty finally emerged on Wednesday when South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the country's largest shipping firm and the world's seventh-biggest container carrier, filed for court receivership after losing the support of its banks, leaving its assets frozen as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels.

Sep 01 08:42

Latest Guccifer Leak Reveals What Democrats Really Think Of Black Lives Matter

The hacker known as "Guccifer 2.0" recently uploaded new material to his website which he claims to have received courtesy of Nancy Pelosi's PC. The new release includes several internal memos from DCCC staff as well as talking points on various topics.

Among the most interesting of the new disclosures is a memo from Troy Perry with talking points on how candidates and campaign staff should address various topics related to the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo notes that "presidential candidates have struggled to respond to tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement" and refers to the group as a "radical movement to end "anti-black racism." Perry also warns not to use "trigger" phrases like "all lives matter" or "black on black crime."

Sep 01 08:39

Deutsche Bank Refuses Delivery Of Physical Gold Upon Demand

As Oliver Baron reports, those who ask for gold delivery at this moment, "could encounter difficulties." The reason is that according to Baron, a reader of GodmodeTrader "sought physical delivery of his holdings of Xetra-Gold. For this he approached, as instructed by the German Borse document, his principal bank, Deutsche Bank."

At that point then he encountered a big surprise: the Deutsche Bank account executive informed the investor that "the service", is no longer offered, namely exercising physical delivery at Xetra-Gold, for "reasons of business policy" and therefore the order form provided by Clearstream Banking AG for exercising Xetra-gold is no longer available.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, despite the claim by the company that each paper ounce of gold is matched with a physical ounce, they have over-printed the paper, running their gold scheme on a fractional reserve basis, only holding enough gold for a "reasonable" expectation ot demands for delivery. For most people who bought these paper contracts, the gold is not actually there.

If you invest in gold, take it in physical. Buy a safe (and a shotgun). Keep it under your control.

Sep 01 08:35

3.7-billion-year-old fossils may be the oldest signs of life on Earth

Scientists probing a newly exposed, formerly snow-covered outcropping in Greenland claim they have discovered the oldest fossils ever seen, the remnants of microbial mats that lived 3.7 billion years ago.

Sep 01 08:34

Supreme Court denies North Carolina appeal to enforce its voter ID rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned away an emergency appeal from Republican leaders in North Carolina who were hoping to reinstate new voting rules that were struck down in July as racially biased.

The justices said they were deadlocked 4-4 and would not intervene, leaving in place the state’s rules for casting ballots and early voting that were used before 2013. The vote split on ideological lines.

The court’s decision is a victory for civil rights advocates and Obama administration lawyers who had challenged North Carolina’s rules as violating the Voting Rights Act. The outcome also may give a slight boost to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, who will need strong support from minority voters to prevail in November.

Sep 01 08:33

Trump Is Right: Progressives Took Blacks from the Cotton Fields to the Urban Ghetto

Hillary Clinton must be worried that black America is about to be onto her party’s grand hoax. Donald Trump’s statement of the patently obvious, that black Americans “have nothing to lose” by trying out something different and voting for the businessman instead of the crook, has created an earthquake as the media rush to cover up for the story they never told.

The story of the misery of black America under Democrat rule – and nowhere is it clearer than in America’s urban ghettos.

Sep 01 08:32

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: BEES DIE IN SOUTH CAROLINA ZIKA SPRAYING

There's been some collateral damage in the fight against Zika - millions of honeybees in South Carolina.

News outlets report that Dorchester County officials have apologized for killing the bees when the county failed to notify local beekeepers about mosquito spraying last weekend.

Four travel-related cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the county northwest of Charleston. Aerial mosquito spraying operations were conducted Sunday morning.

Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply in Summerville lost more than two million bees,. Company co-owner Juanita Stanley says the farm "looks like it's been nuked." Andrew Macke, a hobby beekeeper, says he lost thousands of bees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dorchester County needs to do more than "apologise": the literature is very clear about Naled insecticide's toxicity to bees. As recorded in an abstract from Cornell University in 1993:

Effects on Other Animals (Nontarget species) Naled is highly toxic to bees.

The County of Dorchester should replace these hives, gratis, because this has been a known problem for the last 23 years.

It is apparent that the employees of Dorchester County who made the decision to spray, using this pesticide, were absolutely pig-ignorant of the potential for damage here.

Sep 01 08:30

Bill Clinton used tax dollars to subsidize foundation, private email support

Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found.

Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

This investigation, which is based on records obtained from the General Services Administration through the Freedom of Information Act, does not reveal anything illegal. But it does offer fresh evidence of how the Clintons blurred the line between their non-profit foundation, Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the business dealings of Bill Clinton and the couple’s aides.

Sep 01 08:27

ATF Nitrocellulose Addendum: Authorized Practices Not Affected

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ATF backs off of ammunition makers.

Sep 01 08:25

Saudi measures to alleviate financial crisis failing

Saudi Arabia’s drastic measures to alleviate its cash crunch through loosening lending rules and direct money injections are reportedly doing little to solve the country's worst financial crisis in years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of this goes back to that hair-brained plan to crush oil prices to try to wreck Russia's economy, which backfired and caused more damage to the US and its allies!

Sep 01 08:23

'Euphrates Shield': Turkish Operation to Reshape Balance of Power in Syria

The Turkish-led "Euphrates Shield" operation is likely to swing the balance in favor of Washington, some analysts say, while others warn that the US may alienate its Kurdish allies in Syria. They agree, however, that Ankara's involvement will dramatically change the course of the war.

Sep 01 08:22

Trial by Fire? Marines to Use F-35’s First Action to See What Still Needs Fixing

To determine what aspects of the F-35B still need fixing, the US Marines have decided the best way to perform diagnostics is to throw the fifth-generation fighter into the field.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sep 01 08:20

Water Weapon In Syrian War: Terrorists Cut Aleppo Supply Lines, Residents Find Ways To Survive

Terrorists have recently cut off water pipes going into West Aleppo.

Sep 01 08:14

New Mexico Passed a Law Ending Civil Forfeiture. Albuquerque Ignored It, and Now It’s Getting Sued

Albuquerque resident Arlene Harjo, 56, is paying off a loan for a car she doesn't have, because the city seized it for a crime it readily admits she didn't commit, under an asset forfeiture program that is supposed to be banned.

After her son was pulled over for drunk driving, Harjo became one of roughly a thousand people every year who have their car seized by the city of Albuquerque in a process heavily weighted against the property owner. But unlike the vast majority of those cases, she's not rolling over. A new lawsuit filed Wednesday in state court by Harjo and the Institute for Justice, a libertarian-leaning public interest law firm, argues the city's lucrative vehicle seizure program stands in direct contradiction of recently passed state laws and "is driven by a pernicious—and unconstitutional—profit incentive" that deprived Harjo of her 14th Amendment due process rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are thinking about moving to Albuquerque, DON'T.
If you are thinking about relocating your business to this city, DON'T.
If you live in Albuquerque, MOVE.
If you are thinking about hosting an event or symposium in this city, DON'T.

And please send a nice letter to Mayor Berry, copied to the Chief of Police Eden as to why you are not moving there/ moving away from the city/not relocating your business there, or not hosting an event there.

When an economy starts to hurt, badly, and a city may get sued out of existence, politicians and police may well start to obey the law.

Sep 01 08:11

Don't anger Black Lives Matters activists by mentioning 'black-on-black crime': What Democratic staff were told 

In the midst a spate of Black Lives Matter protests that put presidential candidates on the spot during speeches last year, a staffer for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee coached Democratic staffers on how to avoid antagonizing the group.

The memo, which was published on the web site of hacker Guccifer 2.0, provides step-by-step guidance on how candidates can avoid ticking off protesters.

'Do not say 'all lives matter' and nor mention 'black on black crime,'' it advises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not disturb their fragile fantasy world!

Sep 01 08:10

Impeach Hillary Clinton NOW: Campaign group which forced her emails into the open say she could be tried by Senate before election over 'lies' 

Hillary Clinton isn't immune from congressional impeachment proceedings just because she's out of office – and the Democrat could be subject to an impeachment inquiry even while she campaigns for the White House, a leading open government expert tells DailyMail.com.

Tom Fitton, president of the conservative open government group Judicial Watch, made the startling disclosure even as a leading House committee chairman have written the FBI seeking an investigation into whether Clinton committed perjury during testimony about her emails before a House Benghazi committee.

'One of the dirty little secrets in Washington is that Mrs. Clinton can be impeached now,' said Fitton in an interview. 'A federal official leaving office does not end congressional jurisdiction over impeachment for misconduct in that office.

'And if she was convicted by the Senate the sanction could be ineligibility for future office.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"In other news, the entire US Senate was found dead in Fort Marcy Park in what officials are describing as a mass cult suicide!" -- ABCNNBBCBSFOX

Sep 01 08:05

Libya forces pushing to liberate last Sirte district from Daesh

Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are on the verge of liberating the northern city of Sirte from Daesh, as only one district in the coastal city is said to be under the control of the Takfiri terror group.

The forces said that they “completely liberated” neighborhood Number One residential area in central Sirte on Monday as they entered the final phase of their months-long operation against Daesh.

Spokesman Rida Issa said the brigade fighters were “in the process of clearing any remnants of Daesh” from the area.

According to hospital officials, at least six fighters were killed and 12 wounded in the Monday offensive, which saw Daesh terrorists using mines, car bombs or artillery to slow the advances of Libyan troops.

The forces, however, continue moving tanks and other vehicles towards other positions.

Last week, the brigades announced a pause in the fighting to let women and children leave the battle zone before the final push to fully liberate Sirte.

Sep 01 08:03

Rally for Refugees Is a Dud

A pro-refugee rally was held at the Washington Monument at the National Mall on Sunday. “DC Rally 4 Refugees” was organized by the Tides Foundation with the help of many different groups, including the usual suspects: CODEPINK, The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Campaign.

The signs were condescending, the speakers incoherent, and the organizations backing it all subversive, but there is good news: attendance was low. For a rally about one of the Left’s favorite topics, launched by groups with such deep pockets, located on the National Mall, and held on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., I thought thousands would show up, but there could not have been more than 300 people. The event was planned well in advance too–I first heard about it two weeks ago–and the organizers even made special t-shirts for the event.

Sep 01 08:03

Phoenix Sheriff Arpaio wins easily in primary

The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix trounced three rivals Tuesday to win his Republican primary in what could be the toughest campaign in his 24 years in office as he faces a storm of legal troubles stemming from his immigration patrols.

Sep 01 08:03

US STRIKING ISLAMIC STATE "LEADERS" IS MEANINGLESS, SUPERFICIAL AMID A WAR MEANT TO LAST

The United States has boasted responsibility for allegedly killing Islamic State spokesman and supposed senior leader Mohammad al-Adnani in northern Syria. The reports, like many of its kind, remain unconfirmed with evidence forthcoming.

The BBC in its article, "Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'," would claim:
The Pentagon said an air strike had targeted Adnani in the town of al Bab and the results were being assessed.

Reports of his death come as IS is suffering a series of military reverses in both Syria and Iraq.
Such announcements appear aimed at portraying the US military as engaged in military operations to combat and defeat the Islamic State, a terrorist organisation that sprung forth from Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These assassinations are meant to pave the way for perpetual war in the Middle East, which is very much to the liking of this country's military/industrial complex.

The extrajudicial assassinations, of which President Obama is so very fond, not only kill off the alleged guy who "needed killing"; it also takes out children, moms, aunties, grandparents, and the medically fragile elderly.

And if THIS is not going to radicalize people toward jihad, then, what is?!?

Sep 01 08:01

Glenn Greenwald: Clinton Believes Obama Has Not Been Militaristic Enough

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald looks at the foreign policies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Sep 01 07:57

'Propagandising for War' - Gareth Porter Responds to BBC Today Programme On Syria

A report published by the London School of Economics last month found extreme levels of bias in BBC reporting. The 'impartial' BBC's early evening news was almost five times more likely to depict Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a negative light. In the time period studied (September 1 - November 1, 2015), no headlines on this key news programme presented Corbyn in a positive light.

Sep 01 07:56

US intends to break up Iraq for Israel’s interests: Activist

Press TV has talked to peace activist and former US Marine, Ken O’Keefe, to get his take on the remarks made by the Secretary General of the Iraqi resistance movement Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (HHN), saying the Middle East region’s woes have only worsened ever since the onset of the US “war on terror”.

Sep 01 07:43

Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot

Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening maelstrom of scandals engulfing her presidential bid. And while Clinton delights in bloviating about a decades-long “vast, right wing conspiracy” against her, the fact is that it’s the Clinton political machine’s long and storied track record of criminality, duplicity, and corruption that haunts her like Lincoln’s ghost silently skulking through White House bedrooms.

The latest in a string of embarrassing scandals is centered on the powerful Clinton Foundation, and the obvious impropriety of its acceptance of large donations from foreign governments (and wealthy individuals connected to them), especially those governments universally recognized as oppressive dictatorships whose foreign policy orientation places them squarely in the US orbit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think the corporate media polls numbers are accurate. I think it is more lies to support Hillary.

Sep 01 07:39

Hillary wants war, but Putin is smarter

The main question which those following the Ukrainian crisis can ask themselves boils down to one word: “Why?” Why have they done this? Answering this question is easy if we take for granted that the decision to send saboteurs to Crimea was taken not in Kiev, and didn’t even factor in the interests of Ukraine or the Kiev regime. One can easily see the greasy fingerprints of Hillary Clinton and her supporters in this provocation who are largely found among the American intelligence services and diplomatic corps. They have very recognizable handwriting.

The goal of the Crimea operation was clear: achieving what didn’t happen in 2014, i.e., a full-fledged war.

Sep 01 07:37

Bill Clinton's alleged ex-lover comes out with bombshell claims

An alleged ex-lover of Bill Clinton is providing an racy inside look at the relationship between the former president and current presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton-- including Bill Clinton being a self-described "sex addict"

The reveals are from a new bombshell book titled "Hillary the Other Woman." Author and former Dallas attorney Dolly Kyle claims to have been in a "a decades-long affair that lasted despite marriages and politics all the way to the threshold of the White House when she became a political liability."

Now, Kyle is spilling all the beans in the controversial tell-all book.

Sep 01 07:36

Avoid Paper Gold – “Gold Delivery” Refused By Gold Exchange Traded Commodity

“Delivery of gold” has been refused by a popular German gold exchange traded commodity (ETC), Xetra-Gold, which is offered by Deutsche Bank, in the latest example of the risk of owning gold exchange traded commodities (ETCs), exchange traded funds (ETFs) and indeed most institutional gold investment offerings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Sep 01 07:35

Pound jumps as UK manufacturing activity rebounds

The value of the pound has jumped after a survey indicated the UK's manufacturing sector rebounded sharply in August.

The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector rose to 53.3 in August from July's figure of 48.3. A figure above 50 indicates expansion.

The weakening of the pound following the Brexit vote boosted exports, the survey found.

Sep 01 07:31

Please Get Your Russia Conspiracies Straight

Another public hacking episode is in the news this week, and naturally, Russia is being blamed for it.

Not that there appears to be much evidence as of yet that Russia is truly responsible. And such evidence is unlikely to be found, even if they did do it. Hacking cases are notoriously difficult if not impossible to definitively attribute. And attribution becomes even more unlikely if you’re assuming the hackers have the effectively unlimited resources of a nation-state to fund very sophisticated attacks.

Sep 01 07:30

MERKEL U-TURN: Now German leader vows to STEP UP migrant deportations

ANGELA Merkel performed a stunning u-turn on her open door migration policy today as she vowed to step up the deportation of failed asylum seekers.

In a stark contrast to her controversial pledge to roll out the red carpet to the Middle East last month, the German leader is now insisting “not everyone can stay” in Europe.

Sep 01 07:29

Clinton Plan To Destroy Russia

Leaked emails are filling in the picture of a Bill-and-Hillary-Clinton plan to destroy Russia — a plan which had originated with U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1990, and which has been followed through both by his son George W. Bush, and by both of the Clintons, but which has only recently started to become documented by leaked publications of personal communications amongst the key operatives who were the insiders running this operation behind the scenes, and who include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Victoria Nuland, Jeffrey Feltman, Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman al-Saud, and the Emir of Qatar.

Sep 01 07:28

Double standards Juncker! EU boss under spotlight over HIS tax deals after Apple debacle

Under his tenure McDonald’s is accused of avoiding a €1billion (£850m) in tax by routing revenue from across Europe through the tiny state, where it is claimed it was given a special deal to lower its tax rate.

Amazon faces similar claims it lowered its tax bill by making sales to European customers through an arm of the company in Luxembourg.

In 2014, the online retailer’s UK business paid £11.9million in tax on £5.3billion of sales to British shoppers.

McDonald’s and Amazon both deny any wrongdoing.

Sep 01 07:25

British Airways to resume direct flights from London to Iran

BRITISH Airways has announced it will resume direct flights to Iran after the lifting of sanctions.

Sep 01 07:19

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket EXPLODES on launchpad

A SPACEX Falcon 9 rocket has blown up on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, according to eyewitness reports.

The unmanned rocket was undergoing tests when it it apparently burst into flames.

Sep 01 07:18

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Sep 01 07:18

Terror attacks 'redrawing travel map' as millions of tourists shun Turkey and France

TERROR ATTACKS across the European Union have changed the travel plans of millions of tourists - leaving some once thriving areas fearing for the future.

Sep 01 07:17

‘You're not on this planet!' Donald Tusk rants at Euro elite...wonder who he’s on about?

EUROPEAN Parliament chief Donald Tusk has railed against the out of touch EU elite today in a thinly veiled attack on his boss Jean-Claude Juncker.

The top eurocrat was scathing about the attitude of his Brussels colleagues, who he accused of being totally unable to relate to the lives of ordinary people.

His blistering broadside will be seen as a direct attack on bloated bureaucrat Mr Juncker, who is seen by many as the epitome of the out of touch EU’s woes.

Sep 01 06:54

Funding terrorist and laundering money as the world stands by and does nothing

The IMF released back in June 2016 a document discussing the global scourge known as drug money laundering and the financing of terrorist organizations.

Sep 01 06:51

Defense contractors tell investors World War III is great for business

The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are

Sep 01 06:50

Are you prepared to use your gun for real? “Would you freeze under pressure?”

Editor’s Comment: There is no scenario more tense than one in which you might have to use your gun – a real life, life-or-death threat – in which you will have to distinguish between bad guy, innocent bystander and which situations you are justified in firing in order to defend yourself or others.

Sep 01 05:49

Israel tells Palestinians: Our textbooks or no funding

Occupied East Jerusalem - As tens of thousands of Palestinian children across occupied East Jerusalem begin a new school year on September 1, teachers, parents and human rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial funding proposal that would only benefit schools that drop the Palestinian curriculum in favour of an Israeli equivalent.

Sep 01 01:18

Trump Says He'll Deport Illegals Who've 'Evaded Justice' -- Might Even Include Hillary!

The absolute madman has done it again!

Webmaster addition: Doesn't sound all that mad to me!

Sep 01 00:07

Trump Knocks It Out Of The Park With Powerful Immigration Speech

After banking a huge victory with his trip to meet the president of Mexico, Trump flew to Arizona and delivered a powerful speech against illegal immigration.

"To all the politicians, donors and special interests, hear these words from me today," Trump said. "There is only one core issue in the immigration debate and it is this: the well-being of the American people. Nothing even comes a close second."

"Hillary Clinton, for instance, talks constantly about her fears that families will be separated. But she’s not talking about the American families who have been permanently separated from their loved ones because of a preventable death. No, she’s only talking about families who came here in violation of the law."

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