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Sep 09 07:46

US faces the return of LEPROSY: Doctor warns it is 'only a matter of time' before it appears among burgeoning homeless

A leprosy outbreak could soon hit homeless populations in the US, a doctor has warned.

Dr Marc Siegel, of New York University's Langone Health, fears it is just a 'matter of time' before the bacterial disease strikes.

He pointed to Los Angeles County as being particularly at risk, with almost 60,000 people sleeping rough in the area.

Although leprosy is not particularly contagious, the combination of poor hygiene, a lack of shelter and inaccessible medical treatment among the homeless creates a 'perfect cauldron' for the disease, Dr Siegel said.

Left untreated, the infection can cause blindness or permanent disability - a 'sure recipe for instant public panic'.
Central and South America have more than 20,000 new incidences a year, with 'sporadic cases continuing to be brought across our southern border undetected', he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When anyone with this disease comes into this country illegally, because they have not gone through a thorough health screening, to determine whether or not they are healthy enough to be permitted to live here, this disease scourge has nothing stopping it from infecting the general US population.

That... is simply fact.

Sep 09 07:36

Netanyahu Fighting for His Political Life

New elections were called after Netanyahu failed to cobble together enough support for reelection as prime minister. He remains interim PM.

On September 17, Israelis go to the polls again to elect a prime minister and Knesset members.

Ten parties are competing for seats. Polls show Netanyahu-led Likud and Benny Gantz/Yair Lapid’s Blue and White party are each projected to win 31 of 120 Knesset seats, according to polls.

Throughout Jewish state history, Israeli coalitions governed, no single party ever winning a majority on its own.

Today extremist right-wing parties dominate Israel’s political landscape, reflecting hardline rule, democracy pure fantasy as in the West.

Netanyahu is desperate to retain power ahead of an October pre-indictment hearing on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust charges, strong evidence against him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; Netanyahu has exactly 8 days in which to create some kind of war which might, under some circumstances, possibly postpone the elections until he feels he has a "safe majority" of coalitions which will protect him, or create an all-out war against Gaza, Iran, and Lebanon, hoping he looks "butch enough" to win the next elections.

However, the Israeli price in blood and money spent for such operations, looks terribly steep, from where I sit; I would respectfully and sincerely caution Prime Minister Netanyahu not take this road. Your people are emotionally exhausted by the steady diet of fear and anger, when there are so many other options which could be pursued, in the name of peace, and prosperity, for both Israel, and all other neighboring countries in the region.

Sep 09 07:19

Erdogan ramps up war talk as Turkey pushes for nuclear weapons after Putin missile row

TAYYIP ERDOGAN claimed he "will not accept" the status quo and believes Turkey should have nuclear weapons after accusing Donald Trump, NATO and Israel of hypocrisy over their outcry at missiles recently delivered to Turkey from Russia.

The Turkish President said it was unacceptable that nations boasting missiles of their own are attempting to restrict Turkey's military operations. Erdogan said: "Some nations have missiles with nuclear warheads — not just one or two. But (they say) I should not have missiles with nuclear warheads. I don't accept this. "There is is almost no developed country in the world that does not have nuclear warheads."

Turkey's pro-government newspaper, Sabah, added fuel to the fire by declaring: "We are carrying out work for nuclear missiles."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also involved in Erdogan's outburst, claiming that the Middle Eastern state tries to intimidate with its own weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, I really don't like this guy, because he refuses to be President of ALL of Turkey's people (like its Christians and its Kurds), and consistently fails to come up with peaceful political ways with which to integrate these communities.

But when Edrogan speaks about Israel's nuclear weapons, being used to "scare" its regional neighbors, he is absolutely speaking the truth.

Sep 09 06:51

Hezbollah Shoots Down Israeli Surveillance Drone Over South Lebanon

Two weeks after the first significant Israel-Hezbollah exchange of fire since the 2006 war, Hezbollah announced Monday it has downed another Israeli drone in southern Lebanon, The Washington Post reports.

A Hezbollah media statement said the group had "confronted" the Israel drone with "appropriate weapons" near the southern town of Ramiyeh, indicating the small drone was shot down. The paramilitary group now has the drone in its possession.

However, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) denied its surveillance drone was shot down, only saying it had crashed in the pre-dawn hours of Monday morning. The IDF affirmed it had been conducting a reconnaissance mission in the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Hezbollah is gaining quite a large degree of sophistication in terms of taking out Israeli drones; one has to wonder just what Israel's next move here will be, because they have always stated that their military superiority over Hezbollah cannot be overcome.

It appears that Hezbollah... has proven Israel wrong.

Sep 09 06:46

Purdue Pharma Expected To File Bankruptcy Amid Settlement Negotiations "Hitting An Impasse"

The makers of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, are now expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks regarding the nation's opioid crisis have "hit an impasse", according to ABC News.

This impasse puts Purdue's federal trial over the opioid epidemic on track to start next month and sets the stage for significant legal drama involving state and local governments.

Purdue had been working for months to try and avoid trial by determining the company's responsibility for the crisis, which has cost over 400,000 Americans their lives. But an email from the attorneys general of Tennessee and North Carolina revealed that Purdue and the Sackler family had rejected two offers from the states over how payments would be handled as a result of a settlement.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein wrote in their message:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Sep 08 11:15

Do Something, Or The Gun Grabbers Will Do It For Us

The problem here is that many of us on the side of gun rights do keep offering things that we can do, but the “do something” crowd shows no interest in anything but curtailing gun rights.

Sep 08 11:06

Trump & GOP Must Not Buckle To Press & Dems Looking to Destroy Second Amendment

Engaging in compromise with those who abhor firearms and who detest those who choose to exercise their sacred right to keep and bear arms will serve only to compromise that right, destroying the Second Amendment.

Sep 08 05:59

Students Prevented From Attending UK School Because They Refuse To Wear "Gender Neutral" Uniforms

Female students at a school in the UK were prevented by officials and police from attending class because they refused to comply with a new “gender neutral” uniform policy.

Around 100 students protested outside the gates of Priory School in Lewes in response to a letter sent at the end of the summer advising they would be mandated to wear trousers at all times.

The school claimed that the policy change was put in place to “address inequality,” and be “inclusive,” but students and parents were outraged.

Paul Embery

@PaulEmbery
Hats off to the girls at a Sussex secondary school who are refusing to comply with new rules requiring them to wear 'gender neutral' uniforms. The gates were closed on them because - shock, horror - they want to continue wearing skirts! All power to them!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This madness has utterly nothing to do with true education (critical thinking, math, and literacy) and everything to do with indoctrination; those who signed off on this program, should be summarily fired, and in short order, period, end of discussion.

Sep 08 05:55

Mueller Helped Saudis Cover Up Involvement In 9/11 Attacks: Lawsuit

Robert Mueller - pitched as an incorruptible beacon of justice when he was tasked with (unsuccessfully) hunting down ties between Donald Trump and Russia - was nothing more than a hatchet man for the deep state, who participated in a coverup of Saudi Arabia's role in 9/11 according to a new report by the New York Post's Paul Sperry - citing former FBI investigators and a new lawsuit by 9/11 victims.

According to Sperry, Mueller stonewalled after FBI agents discovered evidence of "multiple, systemic efforts by the Saudi government to assist the hijackers in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks," while the former FBI director allegedly "covered up evidence pointing back to the Saudi Embassy and Riyadh — and may have even misled Congress about what he knew."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by these revelations.

This man is absolutely a product, and a tool, of the viciously vile, and thoroughly corrupted, US Deep State, which works to accomplish its own agendas, and not those of the American People.

The planning and execution of 9/11 took a vast army of some of the highest members of the American government at the time; should this lawsuit be allowed to move forward (and I am not holding my breath on this), names will be named at a level of government complicity which may shock many Americans, who still believe that the only things that the US government wants to happen, are all for our good; in the case of the aftermath of 9/11, nothing could have been further from the truth than that sentiment.

Sep 07 09:38

US Waives Human Rights Conditions To Release $1.3BN In Military Aid To Sisi's Egypt

Aside from Saudi Arabia's MbS, the other long forgotten about Middle East autocratic ally of the United States known for arresting journalists, authors and activists is President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The strongman known lately for aggressively cracking down on civil liberties, including muzzling journalists and throwing media figures and activists in jail, is also set to rule for another solid decade, given months ago Egyptian parliament approved constitutional changes to allow the sitting president to stay in power until 2030.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if this sends you into a near projectile vomit episode, please remember the following: The US sends Israel billions every year Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $142.3 billion (current, or noninflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding., and of course, there is an absolute waiver of rights on how Israel treats the Palestinians.

Sep 07 07:26

US Army Major (Ret.): We Are Living In The Wreckage Of The War On Terror

Authored by US Army Major (ret.) Danny Sjursen via AntiWar.com,

It has taken me years to tell these stories. The emotional and moral wounds of the Afghan War have just felt too recent, too raw. After all, I could hardly write a thing down about my Iraq War experience for nearly ten years, when, by accident, I churned out a book on the subject. Now, as the American war in Afghanistan – hopefully – winds to something approaching a close, it’s finally time to impart some tales of the madness. In this new, recurring, semi-regular series, the reader won’t find many worn out sagas of heroism, brotherhood, and love of country. Not that this author doesn’t have such stories, of course. But one can find those sorts of tales in countless books and numerous trite, platitudinal Hollywood yarns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are many such stories, yet to be written, by competent, compassionate military leaders; and the more that this information becomes a big part of public "fabric of understanding" about the reasons for, and nature of, wars, I would like to hope that the American public will put full (and completely peaceful) pressure to bear against its government, to "cage the rage, and engage" with foreign governments to achieve their geopolitical objectives, without launching a missile, or firing a single shot.

I have many times volunteered to President Trump to found the first US Department of Peace, tasked with giving this country's government rational alternatives to war; unfortunately, such a US Department does not seem at all to his liking.

Sep 07 07:16

HOW SYRIA DEFEATED THE 2012-2019 INVASION BY US & AL-QAEDA

SOURCE: STRATEGIC-CULTURE.ORG
On August 31st, the brilliant anonymous German intelligence analyst who blogs as “Moon of Alabama” headlined “Syria – Coordinated Foreign Airstrike Kills Leaders Of Two Al-Qaeda Aligned Groups”, and he reported that,“Some three hours ago an air- or missile strike in Syria’s Idleb governorate hit a meeting of leaders of the al-Qaeda aligned Haras-al-Din and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) aka Jabhat al-Nusra. Both were killed. It is likely that leaders of other Jihadist groups were also present. The hit completely destroyed a Haras al-Din guesthouse or headquarter. The Syrian Observatory says that more than 40 people were killed in the strike. The hit will make it much easier for the Syrian army campaign to liberate Idleb governorate.”

Sep 07 07:12

Grieving dad jailed for repeatedly criticizing court system in Macomb County

He lost a custody battle, then his son lost his life. He blames the court system. He voiced his strong opinions on social media and the next thing he knew he was locked in jail.

“He was so full of life,” said Deborah Vanderhagen of her grandson. “I am trying not to cry.”

On September 22 it will be the two-year anniversary of the day Deborah Vanderhagen’s grandson Killian lost his life. She believes her son Jonathan Vanderhagen is justified in feeling the court cost her grandson his life. He died in the custody of his mom after her son asked for sole custody.

“His lawyer said something is going to happen to this child. You need to get him away from the mother. There are too many red flags. And the judge said, oh that is in the past,” said Deborah Vanderhagen.

Judge Rachel Rancilio saw the posts, many of which are publicly targeted at her. She apparently felt uncomfortable and possibly threatened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you still feel that the First Amendment protects free speech, you had better think again, after reading this article.

Losing a kid, particularly under the circumstances in this case, has to be horrific in the extreme; but what Vanderhagen failed to understand, is that the US Court System will vigorously defend and exonerate itself in any way it feels necessary, should charges be leveled against it, no matter that the actual truth of a case may align against it.

I am hoping, and praying, that some attorney with some real guts and moral fortitude, will file an "amicus curiae brief" when Vanderhoven goes to trial.

"Amicus Curiae" (from Google) in Latin, means a "friend of the court.

Frequently, a person or group who is not a party to an action, but has a strong interest in the matter, will petition the court for permission to submit a brief in the action with the intent of influencing the court's decision.

I hope that this man is not convicted, but is mandated to undergo some kind of compassionate counseling, to deal with his loss and grief; however, the judge who gave the kid's mother guardianship, should be concretely reprimanded for not understanding that sometimes, mom is NOT the best person to care for a child, after a split from the Dad.

Sep 07 06:41

South Africans Setting Fire To Other African Migrants In Wave Of Xenophobic Attacks

Xenophobic violence is flaring once again in South Africa, where black South Africans are setting fire to other African migrants and attacking foreign-owned businesses.

“Rioters looted shops, created flaming barricades on roads and engaged in street fights with police, as attacks on immigrants and foreign-owned businesses increase,” reported RT.

“Some 50 businesses were looted and damaged on Sunday alone. It’s the second outbreak of such violence in the country in the space of a week.”

Shocking video shows black South Africans setting fire to other African migrants in the street.

Zari
@ZariTheBosslady
Pray for foreigners in South Africa. No one deserves this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some crucial sister stories regarding these events, one appearing three days ago, and on in May of this year.

Here is the story from three days ago:

Years of impunity for xeonphonic crimes driving the latest attacks

The May story is reported as follows:

South Africa Has An Anti-Immigration Problem, And It Looks A Lot Like America's

With a crucial election looming, populist and nationalist rhetoric put forward by world leaders like President Trump is making xenophobia in South Africa worse.

The article then goes on to state the following: 'African nationals living in South Africa — whether as undocumented migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, or citizens — have long struggled for full inclusion in society. But advocates say that their situation has worsened as elections approach and that the rise of global nationalism, particularly in the US from President Donald Trump, is to blame.

South Africans will cast their votes on May 8 in the first election since a massive corruption scandal took down the country’s last elected president, Jacob Zuma. Immigrant rights advocates worry not only that politicians will continue to use Africans as scapegoats but that the acts of violence committed against them will get worse in the so-called Rainbow Nation.'

But what Ms. Griffin has chosen to do, by blaming President Trump for tensions against both US and South African illegal immigrants, then conflating that concern against all legal immigrants in both the US and South Africa, is intellectually dishonest in the extreme, and let me document why.

Infectious diseases making Border Crisis Worse

And when illegal aliens become a part of the homeless population, there is real, factually documented, evidence is to what is happening here;

Why midieval diseases are hitting cities hard

Typhus and Tuberculosis spreading among America's homeless population

So why should all, or at least a good 99% of America's immigrants be "legal immigrants"?!? FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Newly Arrived Immigrants and Refugees

The article then goes on to state:

'The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to identify inadmissible health conditions. An authorized panel physician in the applicant’s country of origin is responsible for performing the screening examination before departure. Applicants who adjust their immigration status after arriving in the United States undergo a medical screening by a civil surgeon.

A panel physician is a medical doctor practicing outside the United States who has an agreement with a US embassy or consulate general to conduct preimmigration medical screening examinations; >600 panel physicians perform these examinations internationally. A civil surgeon is a US physician authorized by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to perform official immigration medical examinations required for the adjustment of status after arrival in the United States (the process of becoming a permanent US resident). The CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) issues Technical Instructions to panel physicians and civil surgeons and monitors the quality of the premigration medical examination process.

CDC also issues recommendations for pre­migration health interventions for special popu­lations, such as refugees (see www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/overseas/overseas-guidelin...). Recommended health interventions (such as treatment for parasitic diseases) are not required under the INA but may be implemented based on level of risk in the origin country.'

Yes, on occasion, xenophobia is a convenient "flag to wave" against problems created by the presence of illegal aliens, because the government of the country making those charges, is either too lazy, or too impotent, to deal with the issues in a moral, compassionate, and meaningful way.

So I would like to politely caution Ms. Griffin that the only values which will ultimately save both the US and South Africa from the horrendous returns of diseases once thought to have been eradicated, are those of a thorough, and consistent application of medical logic to all immigrants and refugees in both countries.

Sep 07 05:56

Amazon Chaos: "BlackRock Is Literally Reaping Profits As The World's Jungles Burn"

According to a new report from the Friends of the Earth U.S.; Amazon Watch; and Profundo, Larry Fink's BlackRock Inc is one of the top investors in companies "responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world."

The report called BlackRock's Big Deforestation Problem, published on Amazon Watch's website, claims BlackRock is the top three shareholders in 25 of the world's biggest publicly traded deforestation-risk companies; these companies are known for producing soya, beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber and timber, but also have a long track record in burning down forests to clear land for agriculture purposes. The New York-based investment bank is also a top ten shareholder in another 50 of the world's top deforestation-risk companies, the report added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But because of the wealth of their Principals, and how they fund local, national, and international elections, none of the people who have signed off on these investments will ever be apprehended, accused of any crime, or serve any time; they will continue to be horrifically misrepresented as "solid corporate citizens", when all available evidence consistently points to the polar opposite.

What's wrong with this picture?!? BLOODY EVERYTHING!!

Sep 07 05:49

Trucking Recession: Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Collapse, Production Slashed, Cancellation Orders Soar

New reports from the trucking industry show the transportation recession continues to gain momentum through the end of summer, likely to continue through 2019 into 1H20.

The US trucking industry had a blockbuster year in 2018, as high demand for freight allowed transportation companies to expand fleets. But since freight demand was artificial, sparked by importers pulling forward to get ahead of tariffs, the good times were destined to end and end rather sharply.

The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing managers index plunged to 49.1 in August, the first time a contraction has been seen since 2016. Prints below 50 suggest the manufacturing economy is shrinking. Data also showed new orders dropped to a seven-year low, while the production index hit 2015 lows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These... are real numbers, folks; not the "feel-good, data-massaged" codswallop we get from the Federal Government, to make everything seem wonderful, economically, when it absolutely is not.

Sep 07 05:45

"Nobody's F**king Business" - Epstein Buried In Unmarked Grave

Roughly one month after he was found dead of an alleged suicide by hanging at his jail cell in Manhattan, the location of the body of pedophile and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has finally been confirmed.

Epstein's body was buried at the IJ Morris Star of David cemetery in West Palm Beach, the Mirror reports. He was buried next to his parents, Seymour and Paula.

To make it harder for vandals to defile his grave, Epstein was placed in an unmarked grave. Also, the names of his parents were removed from their tombstones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF actually true, that would mean that any Freedom of Information request to have the body exhumed, to enable forensic pathologists to determine the actual cause of death, could not be met; how convenient.

Move along, folks, nothing to see here; but as I have mentioned many times before, the monied rarely eat their own.

Sep 07 05:41

THE INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS TRUMP DECEPTION

EPSTEIN-BARRgate
The Pedogate Scandal Behind the Deep State Conspiracy“

AG Barr will absolutely NOT drain the swamp.
He was deliberately appointed by the POTUS
to protect Deep State. And he’s doing a heckuva
good job.”
— Intelligence Analyst & Former U.S Military Officer
State of the Nation

It’s entirely true: the efforts that are reflexively undertaken to cover up the greatest crimes perpetrated by the U.S. Federal Government are as complex and convoluted as they are incomprehensible.

If the American people knew what really went on regarding notorious pedovore Jeffrey Epstein and his clandestine relationship with Attorney General William Barr, they would retch with utter disgust and revulsion.
stateofthenation2012.com/?p=127454

Sep 06 16:22

Poll: 73% of Conservative college students self-censor to protect grades

According to a new poll by College Pulse, a majority of conservative students are hiding their political views in the classroom. The survey asked students to respond to the following question: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?”

Sep 06 16:13

Socialist Transformation Of America Is Inevitable If Second Amendment Withers & Dies

An Attack On The Second Amendment Is An Attack On The Nation, On The Constitution, On The American People, On The Founders And On The Founders’ Vision For This Nation

Sep 06 08:37

"David Goldberg" Admitted he was Jewish Agent

Thanks to WRH and folks like Mike Rivero and many others!

The rising level of consciousness and truth is a tipping point, either humanity loses or they do. The truth does not reside within them, it resides in humanity. Their time is short, they know it and are getting ever more desperate. They are an anti-logos force and can not hold out against the greater logos force of this and many Universes and Multi-verses.

Sep 06 08:23

US MILITARY SURROUNDING VENEZUELA WITH NEW DEPLOYMENT IN GUYANA

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

The US military has effectively surrounded Venezuela, ahead of a possible military intervention.

We've reported in the past that the Pentagon is jointly working with Colombia, Brazil and other regional partners on how to crush Venezuela's economy so that President Nicolás Maduro would step down.

Now there's a new report that the US military has been deployed to the impoverished South American nation of Guyana, the first time in a decade. The country is located on South America's North Atlantic coast and borders Venezuela to the West.

get very nasty here, and very quickly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what, pray tell, will Russia and China do, if the US attempts a military intervention here?!?

One thing I am betting against, is that neither the Russia Duma, nor the Chinese Parliament are going to be holding hands, and singing "Kumbya" at these developments

And we have a companion story, also appearing in zerohedge.com, which reads as follows: Venezuelan Military holding war games on Columbia's border The article goes on to state:

'Venezuelan armed forces will hold military drills on the border with Colombia, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday.

"I have ordered to hold military drills along the western border on September 10-28," Maduro said in a speech broadcast on Twitter.

Maduro also ordered to strengthen security on the border with Colombia. "I ordered the strategic operational command of the Venezuelan Armed Forces and all military units stationed at the border to declare the orange danger code due to the possibility of an aggression from Colombia toward Venezuela," he said.

Last week the Colombian authorities accused the Venezuelan government of sheltering and assisting members of the militant group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who earlier announced their return to armed resistance'.

Folks, things may be getting ready to get very nasty, very quickly.

Sep 06 08:14

US offered ship captain money in bid to seize Iranian tanker in Gulf: Report

US representative for Iran offered 'several million' to captain of Iranian ship seized off Gibraltar, Financial Times reports.

A senior US State Department official offered money to the captain of an Iranian tanker that was seized off the coast of Gibraltar in early July as part of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign, the Financial Times newspaper reported.

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, offered "several million dollars" to the captain of the Iranian Grace 1 vessel, which was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on 4 July amid suspicion it was going to deliver oil to Syria.

Hook sent an email to captain Akhilesh Kumar four days before Washington imposed sanctions on the supertanker in August, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Either Captain Akhilesh Kumar is a true Iranian patriot; or he had very clear understanding of what would happen to him, and his family, should he have taken US deal.

Sep 06 08:11

US State Dept Program Offers $15 Million for Info on Iran Revolutionary Guards

The US State Department has unveiled a new $15 million “reward program” for anyone who provides information on the financial inner workings of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, in an attempt to further disrupt them.

The program comes after the US declared the Revolutionary Guards “terrorists,” but remains very unusual, in as much as it targets an agency of a national government instead of just some random militant group.

Some analysts say they expect a backlash against the program, as further harming European and other international diplomatic efforts with Iran. US Special Envoy Brian Hook insisted, however, that the US wasn’t trying to harm diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Heavenly Ned, with all the monies already allocated to it, is this the BEST the State Department can do?!?

State Department, please; this is a moment when you should be collectively hanging your heads in shame. Of course, people who work at the State Department have had shame, or any sense of conscience, surgically removed before they accepted their jobs.

Sep 06 08:07

Nunes: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Payments from Clinton Campaign and DNC

“I was often smeared,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News. “And now, what we know is, there’s a link between those who were doing the smearing and Fusion GPS.”

“When we were investigating Fusion GPS, they were actively involved in working to smear me to obstruct justice, to derail our investigation — and so, I’m gonna hold these guys accountable, and this is just one of many steps we’re gonna continue to take,” continued Nunes.
Nunes filed a $9.9 million federal conspiracy lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that the Fusion GPS behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier coordinated with another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this turn of events; we did expect that this information would ultimately come out. It was only a matter of time.

Sep 06 07:38

Fury as police 'act like bouncers' on school gates to 'enforce new dress code' after dozens of protesting pupils were locked out ALL DAY for refusing to wear new gender neutral uniforms

Police and teachers have been criticised for locking school gates to schoolchildren who protested a new 'gender neutral' uniform policy this morning, leaving pupils to wander the streets of a Sussex town.

Angry pupils and parents protested outside the gates of Priory School in Lewes over the clothing policy for the new school year.

But teachers and Sussex Police officers locked the gates on pupils and refused admittance to girls in skirts - and according to one eyewitness officers were actually involved in selecting which students could enter and which would be barred.

Sep 06 07:27

'US TO PULL 5,000 TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN, SHUT BASES WITHIN 135 DAYS'

SOURCE: INDIATIMES.COM
KABUL: The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said on Monday.

The deal, reached after months of negotiations with representatives from the insurgent movement, must still be approved by US President Donald Trump before it can be signed, Khalilzad said in an interview with Tolo News television. "In principle, we have got there," he said.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been briefed on a draft of the accord and will look at details of the deal before giving an opinion, his spokesman said on Monday.

In exchange for the phased withdrawal, the Taliban would commit not to allow Afghanistan to be used by militants to plot attacks on the US and its allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds great; but I am not holding my breath here, until I see a consummation of this agreement from all parties which were signatories to it.

Sep 06 07:24

GOV. GREG ABBOTT ISSUES EIGHT EXECUTIVE ORDERS AIMED AT STOPPING POTENTIAL MASS SHOOTERS

SOURCE: TEXASTRIBUNE.ORG
Gov. Greg Abbott issued eight executive orders Thursday in response to last month’s mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa.

“Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings,” Abbott said in a statement. “I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature on laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, while safeguarding the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans.”

The orders focus largely on strengthening law enforcement’s ability to respond to and prevent future shootings, mainly through improving reporting channels and closing "information gaps" when members of the public or law enforcement agencies worry that a person might be a threat to commit violence. But, Abbott's office added in a news release, "legislative solutions are still needed."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governor Abbott, a word, please; it appears that you feel compelled to "do something" about horrendous mass shootings in your state.

One of the logical things you could do, is to see if any people doing these kinds of acts, are on any chemical medications to treat depression, etc., which means that the name of the person's Doctor needs to be on every gun application for a fire arm which gets inspected for approval, or denial.

I do not know if any of your Cabinet has seen this website, but as you pursue your desire to keep the citizens of Texas safe, please have someone look at the following website:

www.ssristories.org.

When suicidal, or homicidal thoughts happen with people on these kinds of "serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors", it usually when people are just starting, or trying to get off these drugs.

You are welcome, Governor Abbott.

Sep 06 07:12

NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: US VISA CAN BE DENIED IF YOU (OR EVEN YOUR FRIENDS) ARE CRITICAL OF AMERICAN POLICIES

SOURCE: STRATEGIC-CULTURE.ORG
(SC Op-Ed) — There have been several interesting developments in the United States government’s war on free speech and privacy.

First of all, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), which is responsible for actual entry of travelers into the country, has now declared that it can legally access phones and computers at ports of entry to determine if there is any subversive content which might impact on national security.

“Subversive content” is, of course, subjective, but those seeking entry can be turned back based on how a border control agent perceives what he is perusing on electronic media.

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IF you have been in denial about living in a "soft, but hardening" dictatorship", I think the above article should be a very strident wake-up call, that you have been utterly dead wrong about this.

Unfortunately, neither Mike nor I can ever visit Israel; and as a Christian pacifist activist, I would love to go.

But sadly, as people who want to see both a flowering Israel and a flowering Palestine, and do support BDS, because economics is a language Israelis understand well, I understand fully, that this can never happen.

Given this reality, we would probably get so physically beaten up at Ben-Gurion Airport,courtesy of the IDF, and thrown, head first, on a flight back to the mainland, that we would most probably be wheelchair-bound for the rest of our lives, were we idiotic enough to try to go.

Hell, look at what happened to peace activists on the Flotilla of the Mari Marave, 2010: As mentioned in wikipedia.com: Gaza Flotilla Raid, 2010 The article goes on to state:

" The Gaza flotilla raid was a military operation by Israel against six civilian ships of the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" on 31 May 2010 in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Nine activists were killed on one ship during the raid and ten Israeli soldiers were wounded, one seriously. One further Turkish activist died later of his wounds. Three of the six flotilla ships, organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH), were carrying humanitarian aid and construction materials, with the intention of breaking the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel had warned the flotilla to abort their mission, describing it as a provocation.[1]

So, peace activists, desperately trying to bring humanitarian aid into Gaza, and their travels to get there, are characterized by the Israeli government as a "provocation"?!?

Kindly remember this incident, when any Pro-Israeli Influencer you know, tries, desperately to remind you, that "Israel is the 'only democracy in the Middle East'.
And also, take a look at how Israel is briskly annexing lots of land in Gaza, the West Bank,and East Jerusalem, the result of which will be the prevention of a contiguous State of Palestine... from ever being realized.

Sep 06 06:51

STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING ON EPSTEIN ISLAND: DRONE FOOTAGE

SOURCE: VIGILANT CITIZEN

Recent drone footage of Little Saint James reveals strange activity and telling facts about the Jeffrey Epstein investigation since his death. As expected, everything points towards a massive cover-up. Here are the most revealing images captured by drones in the past weeks.

Ever since Jeffrey Epstein’s highly suspicious death in a maximum-security prison, things only got more suspicious. Although the autopsy officially concluded that the cause of death was suicide, a steady flow of facts and revelations are strongly hinting towards a massive cover-up.

HUSTLE AND BUSTLE
Considering the fact that LittLe Saint James was the site of heinous crimes involving powerful people, one would expect the island to be treated like a crime scene that is completely closed off to non-investigators. That is not what is happening.

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The rich seldom eat their own.

And yes, these images are very disturbing.

But please remember: there is an unofficial category of "cleaners", from various of the US alphabet soup agencies, who are designated as "site cleaners", when exculpatory evidence is left behind, to clean up, and obfuscate what really happened as much as humanly possible.

Sep 05 08:28

Another Official 9/11 Big Lie Exposed — Again

The official 9/11 story is the Biggest Big Lie of our time — about the mother of all state-sponsored false flags, dark forces in Washington responsible.

Sep 05 08:02

The Future Of The Spectacle... Or How The West Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Reality Police

Authored (satirically) by CJ Hopkins via Off-Guardian.org,

If you want a vision of the future, don’t imagine “a boot stamping on a human face — for ever,” as Orwell suggested in 1984. Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) and its “innovation ecosystem” of “academic, corporate, and governmental partners.”

The screen of this futuristic device will offer a virtually unlimited range of “non-divisive” and “hate-free” content, none of which will falsify or distort the “truth,” or in any way deviate from “reality.”

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So what about Christian Pacifist Activists, like myself, who never advocate violence, but gently and logically ask their government to find ways of resolving geopolitical conflicts without resorting to war?!?!?

When will we get pulled into the ghettos of the non-politically correct, for the rest of our natural lives?!? When those attempting to tell the truth, albeit hard for most Americans to swallow (like the US enabling of Saudi troops in Yemen, slaughtering thousands of non-combatants in a continuing "killing field" which targets infants; women;and the medically fragile elderly), what happens then?!?

When telling the truth has become an illegal act, it should be crystal clear, even to most thick-headed Americans, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, has made the last, and definitive step, into that dark realm called "soft dictatorship", from which it can never recover.

In fact, we are almost there right now.

And if you have never seen the director's cut of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", please buy it; because, folks, this is precisely where this country has been heading, and for quite a long time. Gilliam is not only a brilliant film maker; in this, he was also truly a prophet.

Sep 05 07:47

diversification attempts - Navy, Marine Corps Begin Arctic War Exercise To Counter Russia and China

The US Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a month-long war exercise in Alaska against the rising threats of Russia and China in the Arctic region.

A massive threat to the US is that Russia and China are trying to establish the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arctic, by developing new shipping lanes that are now more accessible thanks to global warming.

The US must continue to show force in the Arctic and not allow Russia and China from establishing the "Polar Silk Road."

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President Trump, a word, please; just how, can you tell the American people, that you are going to oppose the polar silk road, without a major military confrontation against both China and Russia?!? I cannot believe for a moment, that this is for either Chinese, or Russian consumption, because you; Xi Ping, and Russia's Putin, understand the realities here.

Russia and China are creating far superior weapons to those created by their American counterparts; and one, stingingly humiliating example of this is when Edrogan decided to buy the Russian S-400 Defense system, rather than the American alternative.

Russia and China still conscript; the US does not.

All of this, combined with the reality that the US military doesn't have the budget; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the weaponry to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China, should give you, and the others in the bowels of power in DC, pause to perhaps find a diplomatic solution here, rather than a military one.

And President Trump, please, consider the following realities

Sep 05 07:47

US offered ship captain money in bid to seize Iranian tanker in Gulf: Report

By MEE staff
Published date: 4 September 2019 17:21 UTC
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Last update: 17 hours 23 min ago
A senior US State Department official offered money to the captain of an Iranian tanker that was seized off the coast of Gibraltar in early July as part of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign, the Financial Times newspaper reported.

Sep 05 07:45

Empire America: Why Washington Can't Reduce Its Military Footprint

Thanks to the US Military,America is headed for total collapse,3rd world status and probable dismemberment.
The Founding Fathers warned us about a large standing military.
The officer corps of the US Military is destroying our country!

The U.S. military footprint in a client state becomes as permanent as if it were encased in concrete. Afghanistan is merely the latest arena in which that model is being used.

Sep 05 07:35

Lawyer For Epstein's 'Madam' Says 'Hundreds Of Names' Contained In Upcoming Records Dump

An attorney for Jeffrey Epstein confidant (and alleged groomer) Ghislaine Maxwell told a judge on Wednesday that there are "hundreds" of people named in what is expected to be approximately 2,000 pages of documents ordered unsealed by the federal appeals court in New York, according to Bloomberg.

The lawyer, Jeffrey Pagliuca, told U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska Wednesday that the materials also include an address book with about 1,000 names. Preska is considering how to carry out a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that she must consider unsealing some of the documents. There was no detail at the hearing as to the identity of the people are named in the documents, and they may include women who say they are victims of Epstein, his friends and others. -Bloomberg

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I rather expect that those at the top of the monied world (and most sexually deviant) will find themselves spared; in fact, it will be a bloody miracle if this data tells us anything new, or significant.

I also believe that whatever data which actually gets into the public's hands will have been severely "cherry-picked"; the rich rarely eat their own, so I am not hopeful that this will lead to the prosecutions the women brutalized by this debased "grooming" of under-age girls.

I hope I am wrong, but right now, that is the way the world of the monied works.

Sep 05 07:20

Erdogan: We'll Flood Europe With Syrian Refugees Unless 'Safe Zone' Established

We will be forced to open the gates. We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday while demanding that European countries give political support to his controversial 'safe zone' plan in northern Syria.

Ankara is currently in tense negotiations with the United States over Erdogan's plan to militarily carve out a large swathe of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border which would serve as a buffer zone of sorts where US-backed Kurdish militias could not operate.

Erdogan said one million refugees could settle in the new buffer territory, thus alleviating the crisis on Turkish soil, and ultimately for Europe as well.
Turkey sees the YPG core of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a terrorist extension of the outlawed PKK. Turkey has of late vowed to carve out the proposed 'safe' territory on a unilateral basis if it can't make progress with Washington.

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And right now, the US government and military are in overwhelm elsewhere, a reality upon which Edrogan is counting heavily to have tipped his hand with this threat.

Sep 04 16:37

Don’t Destroy First Amendment to Stop

Mass killings are very rare, even with the media promotion. We should not throw out the First Amendment or the Second Amendment, in emotional attempts to reduce those extremely rare events.

Sep 04 16:31

Emotional Economy of Mass Murder, New Gun Rules Won’t Mean Sh*t

Go ahead and make more laws. We have 23 thousand firearms regulations already. Make all the new rules you want. For a mass murderer, rules are made to be broken, the more the better.

Sep 04 16:24

American’s Gun Rights Under Attack from All Sides, Get Ready to Keep Yours By Force

The dogma from Democrat/socialists is clear, and becoming clearer by the day: When we’re in power, we will come to your home and forcibly confiscate your guns, EVERY ONE OF THEM!

Sep 03 17:16

YouTube says it has shut down more than 17,000 accounts since changing its stance on 'hateful content' earlier this summer

Following a major change in YouTube's policy on 'hateful content' the platform has banned more than 17,000 accounts in a little more than two months.

In a blog post sent out today, YouTube detailed its efforts to remove harmful content uploaded to its platform since changing its user policy in June to better protect against videos that discriminate based on age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Since then, according to the company, it has removed more than 100,000 videos and doubled the number of comments banished from the platform to 500 million.

Sep 03 15:21

‘UK’s out of petrol, justify murdering protesters’: Exam question to get into Eton goes viral

With Remainers denouncing Eton-educated Johnson as a private-school elitist, a question from the school’s 2011 entrance exam surfaced online on Tuesday. Some commenters say it gives a frightening insight into the thought processes of the leaders educated at Eton.

“The year is 2040,” 13-year-old boys competing for the King’s Scholarship were asked. “There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty-five protesters have been killed by the Army.”

“You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.”

Sep 03 07:13

McCarthyism 101: Actors demand ‘blacklist’ of Trump supporters in Hollywood

Entertainment industry figures could soon find themselves on a “blacklist” of Donald Trump supporters if Will & Grace co-stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack have their way. Have we reached peak neo-McCarthyism?

The pair are demanding that the Hollywood Reporter prints a full list of attendees for an upcoming Trump fundraiser in Beverly Hills – an appeal which has drawn natural comparisons to the late Sen. Joe McCarthy’s efforts in the 1950s to rid Hollywood of “Communist sympathizers.”

The difference is, this time the calls for a political blacklist are coming from the Hollywood left itself.

Sep 03 07:08

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers a chilling warning from Julian Assange

Journalist John Pilger has delivered a stark warning from WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who said that his persecution is intended to kill dissent. “Speak up now,” Pilger said, or face “the silence of a new kind of tyranny.”

Sep 02 13:13

Democrats’ real wish list for America: More mass shootings, catastrophic hurricanes and an economic crash… all to blame their political opponents

With Democrats jumping up and down on the graves of mass shooting victims (yet again) to demand a government monopoly on firepower, it’s now abundantly obvious that Democrats want more gun violence in America because it gives them the ammo they need to demand the annihilation of their political opponents.

Sep 02 13:03

(Come and Take it) Beto O’Rourke: Owners Of AK-47 and AR-15 Will ‘Have To Sell Them To The Government’ If He Becomes President

I feel bad for the citizens in Texas for having O’Rouke embarrass them every chance he gets. He does not hesitate to use victims as a platform to promote himself . This sociopath is out of touch with reality if he thinks he is going to become president when he isn’t capable of leading mice. He should crawl back to his hole that he came from.

Sep 02 05:19

Labor Day 2019: Every US household could have $1,000,000 benefits with monetary reform and public banking, BUT .01% ‘leaderships’ in government, money, media keep silent to operate lying, looting, illegal rogue state empire

American families could have ~$1,000,000 per household in benefits from monetary reform and public banking. This is literally the most valuable information you can learn.

Colleagues and I presenting this data have written and presented at professional international economic conferences and have zero challenges to this information, such as this 2015 paper published by The Claremont Colleges for their ~2,000 person international economics conference, and this 2012 paper.

I can also factually assert that I work with ~2,000 Advanced Placement Economics teachers through our discussion board, and that no colleague has ever challenged the factual accuracy of what I am about to explain and document.

These two reforms are easy to learn:

Aug 31 09:39

MARK OF THE BEAST: WORKERS IN WISCONSIN WEAR 'I GOT CHIPPED' T-SHIRTS CELEBRATING NEW IMPLANTS

Employees at the Three Square Market in Rivers Falls, WI actually celebrated by wearing “I Got Chipped” t-shirts after they were implanted with microchips by their bosses.

Aug 31 08:24

DEA AGENTS AMBUSH AMTRAK PASSENGERS WITH CONTROVERSIAL SEARCHES AND SEIZURES

Afew hours characteristically behind schedule, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolls into Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the small station that it shares with the Greyhound bus service on the edge of downtown.

Aug 31 07:40

Colorado teen suspended from school after target practice with mom

A Colorado teen has been told he cannot return to school until authorities hold a “threat assessment hearing” after he went target shooting with his mother. Nate Evans, a junior at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado actually got a visit from police after he posted video of his plinking with his mom Justine according to the Colorado 2nd Amendment group Rally For Our Rights.

Aug 31 07:32

You Can’t Give Away the Right of Self-Defense

It is neither moral nor practical for you to give away the right of self-defense. It isn’t our right of self-defense; it is yours, as in one to a customer. Most of us couldn’t give it away we tried. The idea of outsourcing our defense is so foreign that we hardly know what it looks like.

Aug 29 11:16

Pinterest will direct users searching about vaccines or measles to results from public health groups in major crackdown on anti-vaxx content

Pinterest has announced it will direct users searching for information about vaccines to results from leading public health groups.

The social media giant revealed it will show facts from leading medical bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO).

The site will also ban adverts, comments or recommendations on those pages to avoid any misinformation being shown.

Aug 28 16:12

An Open Letter To The GOP On Gun Control

Every time a tragedy happens, you steal a slice of our rights. A silver here, a shaving there. The result is always the same. We lose our rights for meaningless laws that will not make anyone safer or criminals less dangerous. You sell our right as a PR stunt to win votes.

Aug 28 09:36

The Israeli Lobby Is the Deep State

If Trump was going to sell out to anything, of course it would be to money. Big surprise, the guy that plates his mansions in gold sells out to the vast empire of Zionist wealth. Someone with his kind of money can only be envious of the groups that have more money than him, which for the last 200 years is the Zionist Rothschilds who own Israel. So, when we hear someone like David Ochs talk about the AIPAC funding network, in reality he is talking about the Rothschilds who literally own stakes in the biggest financial institutions on the planet. That is the funding network spoken about, that is why so many want AIPAC money, because it brings them that much closer to those who own the world.

Aug 28 08:34

Did Defense Secretary James Mattis Commit War Crimes in Iraq?

In the years since, Mattis – called a “warrior monk” by his supporters – repeatedly has protected American service members who killed civilians, using his status as a division commander to wipe away criminal charges against Marines accused of massacring 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 and granting clemency to some of those convicted in connection with the 2006 murder of a 52-year-old disabled Iraqi, who was taken outside his home and shot in the face four times.

These actions show a different side of Mattis, now 66, than has been featured in most profiles published since his nomination as President-elect Donald Trump’s defense secretary, which have portrayed him as a strong proponent of the Geneva Conventions and an anti-torture advocate.

Although Mattis argued against the siege of Fallujah beforehand, both international and U.S. law are clear: As the commanding general, he should be held accountable for atrocities committed by Marines under his command.

Aug 28 08:31

Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

This War Criminal should talk! We need a non-intervensionist Foreign Policy and the US Military needs to be reduced to a true defensive force with only about $100 billion a year in spending. Most of the Officer Corps needs to be court martialed and imprisoned for life for their crimes against humanity,The American People and The Constitution of the United States. And they should be forbidden to write books for profit or to serve on the boards of defense contractors or to lobby for same. Disgusting war criminal. Remember Haditha and Falluja!

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration.

Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal.

Aug 28 08:09

Pentagon Opposes Israeli Attacks on Iraq

More lies from the degenerate US Military Officer Corps!

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense released on Monday an official statement distancing the American administration from recent airstrikes in Iraq attributed to Israel, highlighting U.S. support for "Iraqi sovereignty" and opposition to "external actors."

U.S. officials have spoken out against the airstrikes over the past week, but so far mostly speaking anonymously to the media. Monday's statement, published by chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman, is the clearest sign yet that the American administration is troubled by the latest developments.

Aug 27 08:39

Israel’s Infamous USS Liberty Attack

On June 8, 1967, during Israel’s preemptive Six-Day War, an act of aggression, against regional Arab states planned years in advance, IDF pilots and navy attack boats provocatively struck the USS Liberty intelligence gathering ship, about 25.5 nautical miles northwest of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in international waters.

The incident took 34 US lives, another 171 wounded, the vessel severely damaged, lucky to stay afloat.

Aug 27 07:55

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government.

In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to a financial credit score. It aims to punish for transgressions that can include membership in or support for the Falun Gong or Tibetan Buddhism, failure to pay debts, excessive video gaming, criticizing the government, late payments, failing to sweep the sidewalk in front of your store or house, smoking or playing loud music on trains, jaywalking, and other actions deemed illegal or unacceptable by the Chinese government.

Aug 26 16:14

Washington State Gun Owners Under Siege, Can They Fight Back?

An estimated 15,000 people turned out Sunday to see visiting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Seattle; a candidate who recently announced a sweeping gun control scheme only days after a Tacoma City Council member reveal his proposed tax on firearms and ammunition to force gun owners in that city to pay for “gun violence education.”

Aug 26 16:05

Democrats Use Every Excuse to Disarm the Good Guys

Gun-free zones disarm the good guys but fail to disarm violent murderers. We saw this again in the mass murders last month, but this isn’t a new phenomenon. We see example after example as we look at the history of violent attacks. Gun-control politicians don’t care about this history of failure and the media never holds gun-control politicians to account. In fact, Democrat politicians demand more gun-control after each mass murder.

Aug 26 15:59

Poll: 70% of Americans “Angry” at Political System for Only Serving Insiders With Money and Power

“A deep and boiling anger” is the sentiment behind a recent poll conducted this month, showing just how utterly pissed off Americans are with their government. Despite Americans being pitted against each other with divisive partisan tactics rammed down their throats on a daily basis by the political establishment and the media, this recent poll shows they agree on one thing—the government serves the connected elite and no one else.

Aug 26 09:10

A Critical Threshold Has Just Been Crossed, And Things Will Never Be The Same Again...

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Just when things seemed to be settling down a little bit, our conflict with China has suddenly escalated to a dangerous new phase.

This is not simply just a “trade war” any longer, and our relationship with China will never be the same again. As you will see below, President Trump just referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as our “enemy”, and this is something that the Chinese are going to take extremely seriously. In China, the national leader is a representation of the government as a whole, and the government as a whole is a representation of the entire county. So to the Chinese people, what Trump just said will be interpreted as “the United States and China are now enemies”.

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Right now, as a "diplomat", President Trump has very embarrassingly, painfully, and publicly demonstrated, not only to the nation, but also to the world, that he has just about as much class and intellect as does a reeking, greasy-haired used car salesperson, attempting to bully prospective customers into submission.

Jared, Ivanka, you are people the President trusts; can you not please explain to him, with small words, that language has consequences?!?

And that perhaps characterising China's President, Xi Jing-pin, as an "Enemy" might not have been his best approach to the trade impasse at which China and the US now stand?!?

This country is so not ready for a war against China, for the following reasons; our weaponry cannot compete with the current level of Chinese weapons manufacturing; our military troop strength is stretched very thinly, (China conscripts, and the US does not), and we have neither the manufacturing, nor the money, to insure a positive outcome to a conventional strike against China.

And Jared and Ivanka, that comment President Trump made last week, about being The Chosen One", even though he dismissed it as sarcasm, put this Presidency into 25th amendment territory.

Aug 26 08:29

Turkey Affirms Its Claim On Cyprus Oil And Gas

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com,

Turkey will continue exploring for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean waters around disputed Cyprus, and “No project can be realised if Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are not involved,” President Recept Erdogan said, as quoted by Cypriot media.

“We will continue to defend the rights of Turkish Cypriots with the same dedication,” Erdogan said following a meeting with the head of the Cypriot Turks.

Turkey, which recognizes the northern Turkish Cypriot government and doesn’t have diplomatic relations with the internationally recognized government of EU member Cyprus, claims that part of the Cyprus offshore area is under the jurisdiction of Turkish Cypriots or Turkey, and they are entitled to part of the potential oil and gas resources in the area. Turkey doesn’t recognize the agreements that Cyprus has signed with other countries in the Mediterranean over the exclusive maritime zones either.

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Erdogan, for the last several years, appears to be acting wildly erratically, and appears to be much more comfortable with Turkey as a 221st century Caliphate, rather as than as a 21st century democracy, among the family of nations on this planet.

Aug 26 08:13

Can the American Economy Be Resurrected?

Can the American Economy Be Resurrected?

Paul Craig Roberts

I was surprised to be given credit by readers for Trump ordering American corporations out of China and to bring the jobs back to the American workers that the corporations had abandoned. American economists, financial media, and Washington policymakers had never paid any attention to my analysis of US economic decline in terms of globalism and the offshoring of US jobs and technology, and I thought readers hadn’t either. Many readers tell me that economics is over their heads. My economic articles are the least read on my website.

I was again surprised when foreign media, including Press TV in far distant Iran, immediately contacted me requesting an interview about my influence on the White House. What does it all mean?

Aug 25 10:44

DELUSIONAL: Democrats now claim Antifa terrorists are “peaceful” people who are just trying to safeguard liberal cities

In the aftermath of the most recent attacks by Antifa terrorists against conservative groups in Portland, Oregon, some Democrats are now proclaiming that Antifa is actually just a misunderstood, “peaceful” group of resisting patriots that’s merely trying to “safeguard” the city of Portland against far-right Nazis.

Aug 25 10:27

Your TV is spying on you; globalists are child-traffickers; Google is targeting conservatives; and other truths we’ve long warned about that are all coming true

In case you haven’t noticed, so much of what we have predicted over the years is not only now coming true, but is also now being reported by the mainstream media. This proves, once again, that many of the so-called “conspiracy theories” that the independent media is often accused of spreading are actually just cutting-edge truth bombs being dropped long before the establishment chooses to take notice of them.

Aug 25 10:11

Reality Takes A Bite Out Of Beto’s Gun Control Vision

It seems that the gun control ideas of former Congressman and Texas Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke don’t travel well. They didn’t even survive a trip across the Texas state line into Arkansas.

Aug 25 09:39

INTERPOL RESCINDS ARREST WARRANT FOR DISSIDENT CHINESE JUDGE LIVING IN CANADA, CALLING IT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

SOURCE: NATIONALPOST.COM

Interpol has taken the rare step of quashing its arrest warrant for a dissident Chinese judge living in Toronto, saying the “red notice” was likely issued for political reasons and could undercut the organization’s neutral stance.

China had requested the notice in 2014 after charging Xie Weidong, 62, with accepting a bribe to favour one party in a civil dispute he adjudicated.

But the “Commission for the control of Interpol files” ruled there is evidence to back up Xie’s contention that the whole prosecution was instituted for political reasons related to his outspoken criticism of the country’s legal system.

Interpol’s governing constitution bars the law-enforcement network from making any intervention of “political … character” and says it should abide by the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to Interpol for having some collective "horse sense" here!!!

Aug 25 08:15

SECRETIVE WARFARE TRAINING BEING STAGED IN 21 NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, ARMY SAYS

SOURCE: WBTV.COM
NORTH CAROLINA (Mark Price/Charlotte Observer) - A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the public not to be alarmed at the suspicious-looking activity.

Known as Robin Sage training, the unconventional warfare exercises can be likened to live-action role playing in the extreme, with hostile engagement playing out between Special Forces students, volunteer civilians and soldiers out of Fort Bragg. It continues through Sept. 12, said a press release.

Heavily populated counties like Wake, Cumberland and Union counties are among training sites, according to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg.

The students will match wits with more seasoned soldiers, who will “act as realistic opposing forces and guerrilla freedom fighters,” officials said in a release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is pretty obvious, considering the urban nature of such training, that these exercises are leading up to some kind of decap strikes in the very near future; one has to wonder...against whom, and what hostile urban area, is the US's next "target"!?!?!?

I would politely suggest, that such a target is also in Israel's crosshairs, because at this moment in time, President Trump will not sneeze, unless he has permission to do so, from Tel Aviv.

Hell, President Trump has already been informed that Israel will be targeting alleged "Iranian forces" in Iraq; so color him impotent to prevent any Israeli military mischief in Syria; Lebanon; or Iran.

And since these countries have been on Israel's "to do" list for the longest time, please consider that it may be any one of these countries for which the US military is preparing to decap strike next.

However, there is one issue which I strongly urge the US government to consider, particularly in the case of Iran, which has had a close ongoing relationship with Russia for some time. The following statement was made by a senior Russian official, during a diplomatic session:

Iran will not be alone, if the US attacks

The article goes on to state: “Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow."

War with Russia?!? Over...Iran?!? Folks, this is precisely the scenario at which we are looking, should the US government order a decap strike against Tehran.

Aug 24 12:11

US Officials Confirm Israel Behind Unprecedented Airstrikes On Iraq

In an unprecedented escalation which could reshape alliances in the Middle East, American officials have confirmed that Israel was behind an airstrike on an Iraqi ammunition depot operated by a pro-Iran militia last month, according to The Associated Press:

Two American officials said Israel carried out an attack on an Iranian weapons depot in July that killed two Iranian military commanders. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.

The admission comes after two more mystery explosions rocked paramilitary bases in and around Baghdad within the last two weeks, resulting in multiple paramilitary members killed, at least one civilian death, and dozens of injured, and which prompted Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi to close the country's airspace to all “unauthorized flights"

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One has to wonder if Prime Minister Netanyahu BOTHERED to let President Trump know this was happening, or only AFTER it was already a "fait accompli".

Aug 24 11:39

Two Years Into Texas Campus Carry And Professors Who Feared Doomsday Refuse To Comment

A dozen states permit concealed carry on campuses for students, but sadly they remain a minority. This is, in part, due to the Chicken Little predictions by those like Professors Moore, Glass and Carter who don’t vigorously support everyone’s right to self-defense. And don’t would rather spread fear than facts. -- Each year, more states move to approve campus carry for students and staff. -- Faster please.

Aug 24 11:13

Iranian Tanker Showdown Heads To Turkey

The Iranian tanker which had been detained for the past five weeks in Gilbraltar has suddenly switched its ship data to show it is headed to a Turkish port, instead of arriving at waters off southern Greece, as previously planned.

Reuters has cited real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic to show the change in the Adrian Darya's (formerly called Grace 1) destination. This after the US State Department threatened that should Greece provide any aid or facilities to the vessel carrying 2.1 million barrels of Iranian oil, it would be tantamount to "material support to terrorism".

The Unites States says the tanker is controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and thus deems any state's interaction with it support of a formally designated terrorist group. There's still an active US seizure warrant for the vessel.

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Folks, the excrement is about to hit the ventilation shaft, big-time, and quickly.

The US is already officially annoyed with Turkey's invasion and creation of a "buffer zone" which is supposed to help Syrians in Turkey return to their homeland.

Aug 24 11:01

California Governor Blames Texas For California's Policies That Caused The Homeless Crisis

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

California’s authoritarian governor, Gavin Newsom, blamed the state of Texas for California’s homeless crisis. Rather than put the blame directly on the policies California has instituted that stifle free enterprise and punish heavily those who produce, Newsom said it’s the fault of Texas

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Absoflippinglutely Unbelievable!!

Aug 24 10:58

Biden Asks Town Hall: What If Obama Had Been Assassinated?

Dear Lord, what is wrong with this man, and what is wrong with the party which believes he can carry them to victory in 2020?!?!?

Aug 24 10:55

Is The US Becoming A Third World Nation?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) "market" economy.

Back in the day, nations that didn't qualify as either developed (First World) or developing (Second World) were by default Third World, impoverished, corrupt and what we now refer to as failed states--governments that were incapable of improving the lives of their people and the machinery of governance, generally as a result of corruption and self-serving elites, i.e. kleptocracies.

Is the U.S. slipping into Third World status? While many scoff at the very question, others citing the rise of homelessness, entrenched pockets of abject poverty and the decaying state of infrastructure might nod "yes."

These are not uniquely Third World problems, they're symptoms of a status quo that's fast losing First World capabilities.

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Although I respect this author greatly, I would honestly suggest, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, is already a third world, failed nation.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot, ever, endorse violence as a way of "fixing this", although there are some movements in this county, Antifa most specifically, who fervently believe this to be a remedy to all this country's ills.

A Communist & Anarchist Movement That Explicitly Endorses Violence, Antifa is a revolutionary Marxist/anarchist militia movement that seeks to bring down the United States by means of violence and intimidation. As a September 2017 report in The Atlantic notes, Antifa is responsible for “a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. …

I thoroughly believe that the only things which can possibly save this country, will be a return to both fact, and to pragmatism.

And the first issue I feel we, as a nation, need to address, is the cost, both to states and the Federal Government, of illegal immigration.

We, both as a country, and as individuals, tend to have "big hearts", and want to be kind and compassionate to those less fortunate than ourselves; but unfortunately, we have reached a tipping point of nearly no return, regarding illegal immigration.

And as Mike frequently mentions, illegal is neither a race, nor an ethnic stereotype; it is a status of not living in this country legally.

And one must ask, why, within certain circles, is this being "pushed" as the unavoidable "new normal" for this country?!?

The answer is very easy to understand. IF illegal aliens are not only granted free admission to this country, but are also allowed to vote as illegals, without having to show proof of citizenship, they will then skew election results to such a degree, that Americans will be forced to live under a one-party rule in perpetuam.

This will not be a "democratic republic"; this will be a "hard dictatorship", recognizable by both its methods, and its goals.

And post-election, what will happen to these people?!? They will be collectively "thrown under the proverbial bus" and treated as totally irrelevant, by the party encouraging them to vote illegally, because they "no longer matter, once the election is over."

This is all about political power, and the maintaining of that political power, no matter the consequences for the rest of us. Many of these people who migrate illegally, come with zero job skills, for what it will take to work in this country, and are also completely illiterate in English.

So how is this currently "Thirdworldastan culture" manifesting in some of our once-great cities, which used to be the envy of the world?!?

Typhoid Fever, Typhus & Tuberculosis: Are L.A.'s Medieval Diseases Coming To Your City?

Diseased Streets

Seattle Stinks

Although I have to hold my nose at some of the more Draconian elements of Australian immigration law, there is one thing the Ozzies have understood correctly; citizenship, should be looked on as a gift, and a privilege for those being invited to become Australian citizens, and therefore is based on a merit system. These people understand that they must adhere to the laws of their adoptive country; this way, Australia gets "the best of the best of the best", in terms of immigration candidates, both in terms of language skills, and professional capabilities.

So I must ask myself, since when has asking for the best possible candidates for US immigration become some kind of a crime in this country?!?

Because such a desire for excellent immigration candidates, has been transmogrified into a "crime", by the same people who absolutely, could not get over the results of the 2016 election, when all they could offer up as a Presidential candidate was a completely tone-deaf woman, and had more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo-shoot.

And how is their "circular firing squad" doing ahead of the 2020 elections?!?
By how it is qualifying participation in the next Television debate, Tulsi Gabbard is asking for the selection process to be changed, because if not, she will be excluded from the next debate: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign is calling on the Democratic National Committee to revise its list of debate qualifying polls in an effort to help the Hawaii Congresswoman qualify for the upcoming third DNC debate hosted by ABC News

And why would the Dems want her out of the debate?!? Is it, perhaps, because she is a Veteran who has seen combat, and is waaaay to "pro-peace" to satiate the financial desires of the US's military industrial complex?!? BINGO!! I am sensing, at this point of the campaign, we are looking at Biden Vs/ Trump, and President Trump could very well win handily.

And concerning Illegal immigration, the US government also needs to learn to use foreign aid as both a carrot and a stick, encouraging foreign countries to take better care of their own people, with some absolutely verifiable "yardsticks" check by American officials, and if monies are siphoned away by that countries' oligarchs, that aid stops, period, end of discussion.

The other issue is the appalling state of American education; literacy, logic, and numeracy, have been replaced by goose-stepping conformancy, and a vomiting forth of the sound-bites they have been trained to do vomit, rather than being able to think clearly, and independently, about the logic, or illogic of any statement.

The success of private schools, in teaching these values intelligently, is a known fact; so why will public schools not amend their teaching methods to achieve the same outcomes?!?

Because, at this point in its history (yet another symptom of American decline), the US government wants "sheeple" who will believe every bit of codswallop it tries to ram down people's throats, in order to get them to accept everything it says, no matter if it has any relationship with reality, or not.

Aug 23 18:27

BAN THEM! Bicycles Accidents Kill More Children Than Guns, But You Don’t See Calls to Ban Bikes Now Do You…?

As you can see from the illustration, for the last 19 years, from 1999 to 2017, there were 2,467 children killed in fatal accidents involving bicycles, versus 1,994 children killed in fatal accidents involving a firearm.

Aug 23 18:16

Hold Your Tongue & Give Up Your Guns! The Mantra Of The Radical Left Progressives

The radical left spreads hatred and violence, not peace and community as they thrust their value system on everyone else.

Aug 23 18:02

The Dirtiest Anti-Gun Trick, EXPOSED!

The anti-gun crowd loves to distort the position of gun-owners. It’s most often the only way they can win the argument. Often times, the gun-conversation turns into a war of words and statistics. But when the anti-gunners put their Bloomberg funded “statistics,” that have been reported in Huffington Post and “fact-checked” by Snopes, up against FBI data, their argument takes nose dive.

Aug 23 17:45

House Democrats Focus On Straws, Not Solutions

As the argument surrounding gun control and the Second Amendment occupies daily space in the mainstream media, anti-gun zealots must resort to increasingly outlandish claims in order to get the attention they seek. Most recently, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) compared the current campaign to force new gun restrictions through Congress to efforts by some state and local governments to ban plastic straws.

Aug 22 19:19

MORE PC BS : San Francisco board rebrands ‘convicted felon’ as ‘justice-involved person,’ sanitizes other crime lingo

The sanitized language, though unlikely to do much to address the crime problem, may result in some convoluted descriptions of crimes in the future. -- The newspaper noted an individual whose car has been broken into could well be known to police as “a person who has come in contact with a returning resident who was involved with the justice system and who is currently under supervision with a history of substance use.”

Aug 22 10:11

American Apocalypse: The Government’s Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out … without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” — H. L. Mencken

The U.S. government is working hard to destabilize the nation.

No, this is not another conspiracy theory.

Although it is certainly not far-fetched to suggest that the government might be engaged in nefarious activities that run counter to the best interests of the American people, doing so will likely brand me a domestic terrorist under the FBI’s new classification system.

Observe for yourself what is happening right before our eyes.

Aug 22 09:25

Impeachment Time

It is astonishing to observe some Americans twisting themselves into pretzels so they can continue to make excuses to explain the bizarre behavior of President Donald Trump on the world stage. The line most commonly heard is that he has “kept us out of new wars.” The reality is somewhat different. He has kept us in old wars in Afghanistan and Syria that he could have ended while also needlessly ratcheting up tension with countries like Russia, Venezuela, Iran and China that could easily escalate into armed conflict. The situation with Moscow is particularly dangerous as President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned that his country’s defense doctrine includes going nuclear if there is an attack on Russia by a superior force.

Aug 22 09:21

Yemen: Coalition Warships Attack Fishing Boats

(Beirut) – Saudi-led coalition naval forces have carried out at least five deadly attacks on Yemeni fishing boats since 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Coalition warships and helicopters have been involved in attacks that killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen, including 7 children, and the detention of more than 100 others, some of whom were tortured in custody in Saudi Arabia.

The coalition attacks on fishermen and fishing boats appear to be deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian objects in violation of the laws of war. Coalition officials who ordered or carried out the attacks or tortured detainees are most likely responsible for war crimes.

Aug 22 07:34

Seattle residents blame inefficient elected officials for homeless problem, say they've 'lost faith' in system

The District of Criminals bears most of the responsibility for the destruction of America and its' People.

SEATTLE -- The richest man in America calls Seattle home. So do thousands of others who are forced onto the streets because they are too poor, too addicted or too detached from reality. At night, the city's homeless sleep wherever they can -- in tents crammed in parking garages, in parks or under highway overpasses. Some feel victimized by a society that has moved on without them. Others feel preyed upon by politicians eager to push pet projects and scattered initiatives that make themselves look good but do little else. Sick of stepping over used condoms, broken lighters and needles, residents say they are heartbroken to see the city they've loved turn into a dangerous, drug-infested den of filth and human misery.

Aug 22 07:27

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': study

Washington (AFP) - Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

Aug 22 07:22

Roughly Half of Trump Voters Would At Least Partially Blame Him for a Recession

The economics are controlled by the central banksters privately owned federal Reserve,not by Trump or any other politician.
As long as the American people keep voting and voting for democrats and republicans this country is doomed.
We need a repeat of 1776. The chances of that happening with the fat,lazy,ignorant,insouciant,apathetic population we have are zero to nil!
Better get ready for one hell of a Nantucket Sleighride!

President Donald Trump has promised a booming economy as a key part of his 2020 pitch. Voters — including his own supporters — might hold him to that.

Aug 22 06:14

A ‘Fact Checker’ Declares War On Satire

Lies claiming to be objective truth are a problem, and sometimes people mistake satire for fact. But let’s not give up our sense of humor just because some “fact checker” pretends not to have one.

Aug 21 17:40

Can someone slap her please? AOC calls the Electoral College a ‘scam’ and says the system is ‘racist’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has made it very clear that she doesn’t like America as is. She has radical ideas that would dramatically change America, down to our very core. She’s stated she wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She wants to abolish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). And now, she wants to abolish the Electoral College, the very system that was put in place to protect rural Americans from being outvoted by larger, more populous states.

Aug 21 08:43

Tom Perez Holds Fundraisers In Mexico As DNC Struggles To Raise Money

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez will hold three fundraisers for American ex-patriots in Mexico, as Democrats struggle to keep pace with Republicans in fundraising.

Perez will host three events in Mexico City on Sept. 28, Bloomberg reported. One event is a happy hour that will cost $25 to attend. Perez will also host a dinner where tickets are going for between $1,000 and $15,000.

DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa’s confirmed to Bloomberg that the events would be taking place.

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Don't you just love the smell of irony in the morning?!?!?!?

I find this just... hysterically funny!!

Aug 21 08:39

10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall

Behind the scenes, some major events were set in motion last autumn that could soon change the tenor in Washington, at least as it relates to the debunked Russia collusion narrative that distracted America for nearly three years.

It was in September 2018 that President Trump told my Hill.TV colleague Buck Sexton and me that he would order the release of all classified documents showing what the FBI, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other U.S. intelligence agencies may have done wrong in the Russia probe.

About the same time, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under then-Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), voted unanimously to send 53 nonpublic transcripts of witnesses in its Russia review to the director of national intelligence (DNI) for declassification. The transcripts were officially delivered in November.

Now, nearly a year later, neither release has happened.

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Grab the popcorn, folks, this is going to be good! :-)

Aug 21 08:14

BIG CITIES THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH HEPATITIS, TYPHUS, MOUNTAINS OF HUMAN FECES AND MILLIONS OF RATS ARE ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS

SOURCE: MICHAEL SNYDER
Major cities all over America are being transformed into rotting, decaying, disease-infested hellholes, and it doesn’t exactly take a genius to figure out why this is happening. Our actions are the product of our belief systems, and the major U.S. cities where the conditions are the worst are always dominated by a particular political ideology. If the citizens of those major cities like the results that they are currently getting, then they should just continue to do what they have been doing. But if they want real change, then those citizens are going to have to be willing to make fundamentally different choices than they have been making in the past.

Today, large cities all over the country are dealing with mountains of feces, millions of rats and horrific diseases that we once had completely under control. Let’s start our tour in Philadelphia, where cases of Hepatitis A are starting to spread like wildfire…

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Asa native San Franciscan, I have watched the devolution of a once-beautiful, once proud, and diverse city, collapse to the point of no return.

Nationhood is cyclical in its nature, so I would imagine that the life of a city is, as well; it is, however, painful for someone who loves their country, to have to witness this.

Aug 21 08:06

CHINESE SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE PREVENTS 2.5 MILLION “DISCREDITED ENTITIES” FROM BUYING PLANE TICKETS

And please do not believe, for one millisecond, that certain American officials don't want to see this happen right here in the US.

Aug 21 07:37

IN "EXPLOSIVE" LAWSUIT WALMART SUES TESLA OVER SOLAR PANEL FIRES, CLAIMS SOLARCITY PURCHASE WAS A BAILOUT

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Until now, the general public was only aware of the remarkable ability of Tesla cars to spontaneously combust, that is at least when they are not smashing into random things while on autopilot. It now appears that Tesla's solar panels (some may be unaware that several years ago, Elon Musk tried to unsuccessfully pivot Tesla into a solar power company as well as that's where a few billion in government subsidies were to be found) are just as combustible.

On Tuesday, Walmart sued Tesla, after its solar panels atop seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire, alleging breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards. Walmart is asking Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 Walmart locations where they have been installed, and to pay damages related to all the fires Walmart says that Tesla caused.

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I honor this man's genius, but he absolutely needs a "business nanny", who can help avoid incidents like this, by insisting on a strict, unimpeachable quality control protocol, for ANY of the products which bear his name.

Aug 21 07:32

TALIBAN PEACE TALKS MUST NOT IGNORE CIA-FUNDED AFGHAN MILITIAS, REPORT SAYS

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT

After 18 years of war, and months of direct talks, the United States appears to be on the brink of reaching an unprecedented peace agreement with the Taliban that would bring about U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

A draft agreement was reached in March, and negotiators in Qatar have reportedly been ironing out the details ahead of a September 1 deadline — including exactly when U.S. troops will withdraw and when a permanent ceasefire between the parties will take effect. The U.S. is reportedly also seeking assurances from the Taliban that it won’t harbor foreign terror groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda and will engage in dialogue with the Afghan government after the U.S. military leaves.

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As much as President Trump desperately needs a win here, ahead of the 2020 elections, I am not holding my breath,, that an accord will actually be reached, before the 1 September deadline.

And the reason I say this, is that there are too many unexploited resources desired by the world's leaders, that they will really ever be willing to let Afghanistan go.

As stated by a Google Article regarding mining in Afghanistan:

"Afghanistan has over 1,400 mineral fields,[1][2][3] containing barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, precious and semi-precious stones, salt, sulfur, talc, and zinc, among many other minerals.[1][4] Gemstones include high-quality emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby. According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$3 trillion[5] of untapped minerals."

You have to look at this with the sang froid eye of a violently, unhinged, despotic government, which wants to regime change a country, to make it more western centric, and expropriate resources to which the US government has no right, then selling them only for US dollars.

This is the MO the US has taken, ever since the invasion of Iraq, and the consistent pattern is so in your face, that I become thoroughly amazed when Americans don't get it.

Don't get me wrong; I would love for peace to happen for Afghanistan; however, given the embarrassment of riches this country has, I wouldn't expect this peace to last very long.

But a country attempting to stabilize Afghanistan right after the US leaves, will be China.

And the interesting thing about that, is that China, in its growth, doesn't want to fire a single shot;they want to make deals, as their way of broadening their economic reach, and clout.

Slowly but Surely, China is moving into Afghanistan

Feature: Direct flights between China, Afghanistan promote trade, people-to-people exchanges

This should be a "teachable moment", to the US government, but most probably will not be.

And I say that, because relations between China and the US have absolutely plummeted, under the watch of President "Wreck-it Donald" Trump. The issues concerning the South China Sea, and the US treatment of Taiwan,have not earned him much support in Beijing, not to mention the sanctions and tariffs which have been placed against various Chinese individuals and corporations.

Losing Afghanistan, through a series of Afghani agreements with the Chinese, will prove to be one of the most stinging, dismal failures of President Trump's record, if the future trajectory of Chinese/Afghani relations continues to hold true.

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