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Dec 19 06:35

Dem Whip Admits Impeachment “Is All About” Trump’s 2016 Campaign (VIDEO)

Democrat Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC) said on Wednesday morning that impeachment is all about correcting the 2016 election.

Dec 19 06:34

Rep. Steve King EVISCERATES Democrats and the Biden Crime Family’s Criminal Actions in Ukraine (VIDEO)

Democrats are set to impeach President Donald Trump today based on lies and non-crimes.
Lawmakers are taking turns on the House floor delivering their argument for or against the sham impeachment.

Dec 19 06:34

They’re Still Protecting Hillary! State Dept Confirms FBI Found More Hillary Clinton Emails – Moves to Block Judicial Watch

The FBI, DOJ and State Department are still protecting Hillary Clinton.
The State Department on Wednesday told conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch that the FBI magically found 30 more Hillary Clinton emails.

Dec 19 06:34

Developing: Surveillance Footage Outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s Prison Cell the Night of His Death Is Missing

Prosecutors say the surveillance footage outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s prison cell is missing from the night of his death.

Dec 19 06:33

“The Same Socialists Who Threaten Unborn Life in the Womb!” – BOOM! GOP Rep. GOES OFF ON EVIL ANTI-TRUMP SOCIALISTS ON HOUSE FLOOR (MUST SEE VIDEO!)

Democrats are set to impeach President Donald Trump today based on lies and non-crimes.
Lawmakers are taking turns on the House floor delivering their argument for or against the sham impeachment.

Dec 19 06:29


One has to wonder how much money it would take for the New York Fed to throw at Wall Street before the New York Times reports to its readers on the biggest Wall Street bailout by the Fed since the financial crisis.

Last Thursday, December 12, the New York Fed announced that over the next month it would shower the trading houses (primary dealers) on Wall Street with a total of $2.93 trillion in short-term loans. The money is for a Wall Street liquidity crisis that has yet to be explained in credible terms to the American people and yet the New York Times does not appear to have an investigative reporter assigned to investigate what’s really going on just 11 years after those same trading houses blew themselves up in the biggest financial crash since the Great Depression and took the U.S. economy along for the ride.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As an individual who really tries to be frugal, the numbers being thrown around here, are almost dizzying, both in terms of magnitude, and what they mean for the American economy as a whole.

I am very deeply concerned about two issues here; first, the real possibility of a financial crash which would dwarf that which caused the American Great Depression of the 30s, and secondly, the reality that so far, the US government has gotten out of its financial straits through wars.

And have you noticed all the potential "boogie-man countries" recently against which the US media has been waving its collective warmongering digits ?

Let's see; there is China; Iran; Russia; and North Korea.

I would like to hope that all who want President Trump's first term in office to succeed, will share with him the following, butt-ugly reality here; The US military does not have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength, with which to win a war with any of the above-mentioned countries.

A war with North Korea almost guarantees a war with China; a war against Iran almost guarantees a war with Russia.

President Trump needs, desperately, to understand these very dark realities, and craft a foreign policy which moves as far away from war, as the American answer to these challenges, as he can possibly move that foreign policy.

Dec 19 06:29

Pelosi Sends Letter to Democrat Caucus in Last Gasp Before Hoard of Lemmings Head Off Cliff

Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls for prayers as she praises the Democrat Chairs from the House for pushing through the first sham impeachment in US history based on lies, an unknown accuser, far-left elite legal professors, a secret chamber and no crimes.

Dec 19 06:29

Unhinged Leftists Carry Trump’s Head on a Pike at LA Protest – Alyssa Milano and Throuplet Katie Hill Headline Event

“Hey, you know what’s great?” disgraced ex-congresswoman Katie Hill asked the low energy crowd at L.A.’s pro impeachment rally. “Everything is a blessing and curse right? But tonight, I can be here, and I’m not a member of congress, and this a solemn, solemn thing, but I can say tonight, IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH THE MOTHER F***ER!”

Dec 19 06:22

Ha Ha! DOJ FISA Abuse Report Word Search Doesn’t Recognize “Comey” But Recognizes “CoRNey” 163 Times

James Comey is so full of himself. He claims to be so respected by the FBI but of course this is not true. The FBI and DOJ are laughing at him and disgraced by his time as FBI Director and he doesn’t even know it.

Dec 19 06:18

Demographic Polls for Donald Trump


Dec 19 06:17

IBM announces battery technology breakthrough

Free of heavy metals and able to reportedly outperform existing batteries, the discovery could potentially make lithium-ion obsolete.

Dec 19 06:15

Donald Trump Impeachment – 10 Memes Spoiling The Democrat “Victory”

Donald Trump impeachment? Yes, it has really happened.

But if you scrolled through Twitter within hours or minutes of the vote, you would think that young Democrats thought he was actually being removed from office. (And to be fair, a lot of Republicans young and old thought their commander-in-chief was a goner too.)

That is not how impeachment works.

Dec 19 06:13

Developing: Surveillance Footage Outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s Prison Cell the Night of His Death Is Missing

You just can’t make this up!

Prosecutors say the surveillance footage outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s prison cell is missing from the night of his death.

The New York Daily News reported:

Surveillance footage of the outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s cell at the troubled Metropolitan Correctional Center during his suicide attempt has gone missing, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Swergold admitted nobody can find the footage of the outside of the cell the multimillionaire perv shared with accused quadruple murderer Nick Tartaglione during a hearing in White Plains District Court. Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor cop, faces the death penalty for the alleged murders in a drug deal gone bad.

A spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office and Bruce Barket, an attorney for Tartaglione, confirmed the stunning revelation that the footage was not preserved.

Dec 19 06:11


Congresswoman and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is toying with the idea of not sending the Articles of Impeachment to the U.S. Senate! What does that mean? It means that those articles can hang over Trump’s administration indefinitely with no resolution, and in the meantime it can facilitate a ground swell of anger on the part of those who hate and/or love Trump. It could lead to civil war in the streets. It leaves things unresolved. Imagine the D.A. charges you with a crime, but no trial is ever set – not a good deal is it?

Dec 19 06:11

UK: 12-Year-Old Boy Going on Puberty Blockers, Demands Womb Transplant

A 12-year-old transgender girl has started puberty blocking treatment, as her mother says she “knew from the age of three” that she wanted to be female.

Ash Lammin, who was born a boy, is embarking on a lengthy journey to transition to female at an NHS-run clinic and is one of the youngest in the country to do so.

She has researched the process in depth and says that she eventually wants a womb transplant so that she can be a mother when she‘s older.

Her mother, Terri Lammin, 43, said that Ash “insisted she was a girl from the moment she could speak”.

Dec 19 06:10

UK: Black Who Strangled Young White Barmaid to Death is Now Charged with Her Rape

It’s shocking that a black would rape a woman before killing her.

You just don’t expect such a thing from a people who are celebrated for their exceptional self-restraint.

Dec 19 06:09

The 130,000 Syrians Israel Expelled From the Golan Heights in 1967 Have Been Completely Erased From History

The Druze who remain in the Golan regularly hold demonstrations where they fly the government red-white-black Syrian tricolor (not the green-white-black of the rebels), showcase portraits of Bashar al-Assad, and protest the Israeli support for the Sunni fundamentalist rebels.

Like the Druze in unoccupied Syria they are overwhelmingly pro-government. (The legendary Syrian commander Issam Zahreddine who defended Deir Ezzor against an ISIS siege for over 3 years was a Druze.) The article below wants to paint them as pro-rebel, which is not true (why would the Druze support a fundamentalist Islamist insurgency against a secular government??), other than that it’s a great piece.

Dec 19 06:08

Nadler Accuses Gohmert of Spouting Russian Propaganda on House Floor

During his brief statement in opposition to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said that Democrats, in part, were using impeachment to stop any investigation of Ukraine's alleged interference in the 2016 election, a charge that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) swiftly denounced as "Russian propaganda."

After Nadler denounced Gohmert's remarks, the former judge from Texas returned to the dais and demanded that Nadler's remarks be stricken from the record.

Dec 19 06:08


Many, particularly on the left side of the political aisle, are clamoring for a popular vote to elect the President. Twice in recent memory, a Republican won over a Democrat with the electoral college majority, but not the popular majority. Apart from the fact that each state wants to have some representation when it comes to the election of a President, there is another consideration the “popular vote” people have not considered.

What if an election is really close on the popular vote? What if there’s as little as a 1/10% difference (that does happen in elections) which would, on a national basis, amount to about 125,000 votes, then that would be close enough to warrant a recount. Have the warm and fuzzy leftists figured out how to do a recount nationally? How long would that take?

Dec 19 06:06

How Jews In Jersey City Started A Turf War That Culminated In A Mass Shooting At A Kosher Deli

Now we know why the jewish mayor of Jersey City immediately proclaimed that the recent mass shooting at a kosher market was an ‘antisemitic hate crime‘ even before the police had a chance to investigate it — the mayor already knew there was a turf war going on between the local Blacks and the wealthier Hasidic Jews who were trying to forcefully get them to move out:

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop is calling on a school board member to resign after she called the Jewish community in the Greenville neighborhood “brutes” who have “threatened, intimidated and harassed” black homeowners.

Dec 19 06:06

Farage: Anti-EU Revolt Is Spreading Across Europe

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage celebrated the results of the UK election in the European Parliament, saying they were proof faceless EU bureaucrats are being rejected and that the revolt is spreading.

Dec 19 06:05


In June 1933, a doctor in Soviet ruled Ukraine penned a letter to a friend. ‘I have not yet become a cannibal,’ she wrote, ‘but I am not sure that I shall not be one by the time my letter reaches you.’ And if the doctor did become a cannibal by the end of 1933, she wouldn’t be the only one.

Dubbed ‘the breadbasket of Europe’ before the Bolsheviks seized power, the people of Ukraine were now suffering through one of the worst famines in recorded history. Known as the Holodomor, or ‘the murder by starvation,’ the famine would claim millions of lives over the space of a few years.

‘Since 1968 I fought the left, media, migrants, the courts, in-fighters, political elite; but the struggle for funding was the most soul-destroying.’ ~ Michael Walsh.

Dec 19 06:04


International Rights Advocates filed a federal class action against the five companies in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, where the group is based. The complaint claims that the firms "are knowingly benefiting from and aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of young children" to mine cobalt in extremely dangerous conditions.

The defendants have known for a "significant period of time" that Congo’s mining sector "is dependent upon children," the complaint said, adding that cobalt mined in the region is listed as a good produced by child labor or forced labor by the US Department of Labor.

The world's biggest metal exchange is getting serious about child labor and conflict minerals.

"Further, the horrors of the plight of these children has been widely reported in the media," the complaint said, citing reports about the cobalt pipeline published by the Washington Post, the Guardian and others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people at the heads of these corporations don't really care what happens to these kids, because they have all had their consciences surgically removed, before accepting leadership roles in these companies.

Dec 19 06:04

US Concedes Defeat On Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Even As Sanctions Passed

A new Bloomberg headline reads “U.S. Concedes Defeat on Gas Pipeline It Sees as Russian Threat” just following new sanctions included in the House and Senate passed 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.

But two administration officials tell Bloomberg it's too little too late, despite Trump's heightened rhetoric of calling Germany “a captive to Russia” and charging Berlin with essentially giving “billions” of dollars to Russia:

Senior U.S. administration officials, who asked not to be identified discussing the administration’s take on the project, said sanctions that passed Congress on Tuesday as part of a defense bill are too late to have any effect. The U.S. instead will try to impose costs on other Russian energy projects, one of the officials added.

Dec 19 06:03

Did Any Republicans Vote for Impeachment?

Today, on December 18, 2019, President Donald Trump was impeached. After a long debate, the House ultimately voted to impeach Donald Trump. This was expected, since the Democrats had a majority in the House and this was all that was needed to impeach Trump. And as expected, almost all of the Democrats voted for impeachment and all of the Republicans voted against it. But there were some differences. One former Republican voted for impeachment, but everyone who is still officially a Republican voted against impeachment.

Dec 19 06:01

Angry French Pensioners Cut Power To Central Bank, Hint At More To Come

France's trade unions on Wednesday defended a series of illegal power cuts to 150,000 homes, thousands of companies and the Bank of France in an effort to force the Macron government to quash its wide-ranging pension reform, according to Reuters.

Dec 19 06:00

Train Company to Get Dressing Down From German Authorities After Embarrassing Greta Thunberg

Train company Deutsche Bahn is set to receive a dressing down from German authorities after it embarrassed climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Last week, Thunberg appeared in a photograph which many saw as a staged PR stunt. Surrounded by heavy bags, an angelic light fell on Greta’s face as she sat on the floor of a train carriage.

“Travelling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” she posted, suggesting that not enough money was being spent on ‘green’ transport.

However, train company Deutsche Bahn swiftly responded to correct Greta, tweeting, “It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competently you were looked after by our team at your seat in first class.”

Dec 19 05:59

House impeaches President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction

It all began just after midday with the following…

“Today, as speaker of the House, I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said from the House floor shortly after noon.

“It is tragic that the president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.”

And ended just over eight hours later

Dec 19 05:58


RENO, Nev. -- Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the U.S. government's “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shipped to a security site north of Las Vegas over the state's objections.

The latest filing in a yearlong legal battle asks U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno to reject the government's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit. Nevada is challenging the Energy Department's covert shipment of the highly radioactive material from South Carolina last year.

The department insists the issue is moot because it already has promised that no more plutonium will be brought to Nevada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The effects of this plutonium may be with the residents (particularly those who live in close proximity to this site) of the state of Nevada for quite some time to come; I can completely understand why Nevadans are upset with this.

Dec 19 05:58

Skyrocketing Costs Will Pop All the Bubbles

Dec 19 05:57

Why OK Boomer Should Really Be OK Fed

Much of the cluelessness and economic inequality behind the OK Boomer meme is the result of Federal Reserve policies that have favored those who already own the assets (Boomers) that the Fed has relentlessly pumped higher, to the extreme disadvantage of younger generations who were not given the opportunity to buy assets cheap and ride the Fed wave higher.

OK Fed: you’ve destroyed price discovery, driven housing out of reach of all but the wealthy and hollowed out the economy, all the while patting yourselves on the back for being so smart and fabulous.

Dec 19 05:57

VA Democrat Introduces Bill Terminating Any Officer Who Refuses To Enforce Gun Control

On December 5th, member of the Virginia House Lee J. Carter introduced a bill that would terminate the employment of any officer who refused to enforce gun control laws.

Dec 19 05:53


Virginia – Monday morning, Law Enforcement Today reported on how Tazewell County, Virginia is crafting a militia to defend the Constitution in the state. And within hours, we were flooded with thousands of emails from people across the state – police officers, veterans, and patriotic Americans – who said they are joining.

And it’s a movement that’s gaining traction across the state.

Wrote one man:

“I am Vietnam vet, ex-police, retired and am behind your ideas 100% , anything I can do I would like to help.

I live in Franklin County, which voted down being a sanctuary city being the council is Democratic, a moonshine county giving up their guns is dumb.

The South gave up their flag, their statues and now they want their guns, sounds like Hitler’s Germany.”

Wrote another:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well, potentially, be seeing a movement which could, potentially, go national.

Dec 19 05:40

Putin says reasons for Trump impeachment have been ‘completely fabricated’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he expects President Donald Trump to survive impeachment proceedings and that the legal move against him was a Democratic Party trying to get results “using other methods and means.”

Late Wednesday, Trump became only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, the lower house of the United States Congress. This sets up a trial in the Senate that will decide whether Trump remains in office.

Speaking at an annual press conference in Moscow, Putin said he didn’t expect to see Trump’s reign to end via impeachment as his Republican Party would save him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The House passed both articles of impeachment last night (Tulsi Gabbard voted "present") but Pelosi is refusing to say when or if the articles will go to the Senate, leaving the entire process in limbo.

Dec 19 05:23

“4 More Years! 4 More Years!” – Trump Supporters Line Up in Blustery 17 Degree Cold Weather Hours Before Michigan Rally (VIDEO)

Trump supporters lined up in blustery 17 degree weather in Battle Creek, Michigan Wednesday chanting, “4 more years!”

Dec 19 05:22

BLACKOUT: Mainstream Media Ignore FISA Court Slamming FBI Over Trump-Related Surveillance Applications

The chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) blasted the FBI on Tuesday, slamming the bureau’s handling of surveillance applications against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

Dec 19 05:09


In July 2017 we reported “After 6 Months of President Trump – “Lock Her Up” and “Drain the Swamp” – Need the Most Work – Today an innocent President will be impeached by the corrupt Democrat Party, their corrupt media and their complicit Deep State while the Clintons, the Bidens, Obama and the Deep State gang run free.

Dec 19 05:09

Liar Lindsey Graham Defies President Trump — Vows to Protect Democrats and Deep State Criminals During Senate Impeachment Trial (VIDEO)

In November Lindsey Graham told Sean Hannity he will call in corrupt liar Adam Schiff to testify before the US Senate on his sham impeachment proceedings. Lindsey Graham is a big talker but he has no desire to discover the truth.

Dec 19 05:03

FBI Director Wray Lied in 2018 Statement – Rebutted Nunes on GOP Lawmaker’s Completely Accurate Statement on FISA Court Abuse!

FBI Director Christopher Wray lied in a 2018 statement and smeared Congressman Nunes in an effort to cover for his agency’s FISA abuses.

Dec 19 05:02

Pelosi Silences Impeachment Cheers From Democrats as She Drops Gavel, Adopts Article One (VIDEO)

Democrats voted in a straight party line vote to impeach President Trump for abuse of power on Wednesday night.
228 Democrats voted to impeach.
192 Republicans voted against the sham.

Dec 19 04:59

HUGE! DOJ IG Horowitz Confirms Evidence of Political Bias in FBI Text Messages (VIDEO)

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified to Senators on Wednesday that he found evidence of political bias in text messages sent by FBI officials who were involved in the FISA process targeting Carter Page.

Dec 19 04:58

EPIC MISTAKE: Democrat Party’s Likelihood of Holding US House Drops 7 Points in Last Week!

In early October, President Trump’s chances of being reelected on the PreditIt market was at at 40%.

Dec 18 21:13

Black December: When Sharks Attacks Compelled The Government To Bomb The Ocean

Even the gnarliest, saltiest surfers in the world admit that sharks give them the willies. Thankfully, sharks attacks are so rare that we don't have to worry about them most of the time, but "most of the time" did not include the period between December 18, 1957 and April 5, 1958, known as "Black December." During that short stretch of time, nine people were attacked by sharks along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, six of whom died of their injuries. Believe it or not, that was just the beginning of the weirdness.

Dec 18 20:04

Trump Reacts to His Impeachment

US President Donald Trump, reacting to the historic outcome of the House of Representative impeachment vote while speaking at a campaign rally in Michigan, said that "every single Republican voted for us".

Dec 18 20:01

House votes to impeach President Donald Trump

Read what Pelosi said in the article. She has gone nutzs!

"Without receiving a single Republican vote, and without providing any proof of wrongdoing, Democrats pushed illegitimate articles of impeachment against the President through the House of Representatives," Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said. "Democrats have chosen to proceed on this partisan basis in spite of the fact that the president did nothing wrong."

Dec 18 19:56

House Democrats Pass Partisan Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, making Trump the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

The House passed article one of H.R. 755, which charges Trump with abusing the office of the presidency.

Dec 18 19:53

House Democrats IMPEACH President Donald Trump, case now goes to US Senate

The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” The Republican-majority Senate will now take up the president’s trial.

Dec 18 19:18

They’re Still Protecting Hillary! State Dept Confirms FBI Found More Hillary Clinton Emails – Moves to Block Judicial Watch

The State Department on Wednesday told conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch that the FBI magically found 30 more Hillary Clinton emails.

Dec 18 19:17

“They Were Drinking and Cheering Impeachment!” – Schiff Celebrates Sham Impeachment at Posh DC Restaurant the Night Before Vote (VIDEO)

House Intel Chairman, impeachment ringleader and serial liar Adam Schiff was spotted at Charlie Palmer in DC Tuesday night celebrating with fellow evil Democrat lawmakers.
Washington-based CEO Alex Bruesewitz tweeted a video of Schiff and other House Democrats celebrating at the posh DC restaurant the night before the impeachment vote.

Dec 18 18:11

A woman kept her dead husband's body in a freezer for 10 years and collected his VA benefits, police say

When Utah police arrived at a retirement community to conduct a welfare check last month, they were disturbed to find not only the body of the elderly woman who lived there, but an additional man's corpse tucked inside a deep freezer in her utility room......

Dec 18 17:27

Is A Bull Brewing In Your 2020 Cup Of Jo?

Dec 18 17:10

Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you

The Lord only took 1/3 off the top,they worked only 150 days a year. Serfs drank beer all year round and also had entertainment. Other than a few plagues,The Black Death, the Vikings, a dozen Crusades and that 100 year war thing that lasted for 116 years,a better deal than what we get today.

Plowing and harvesting were backbreaking toil, but the peasant enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the year off. The Church, mindful of how to keep a population from rebelling, enforced frequent mandatory holidays. Weddings, wakes and births might mean a week off quaffing ale to celebrate, and when wandering jugglers or sporting events came to town, the peasant expected time off for entertainment.


Dec 18 16:38

Facebook admits it can track your movements and bombard you with adverts even if users turn OFF location settings

The bombshell revelation went viral on social media with many decrying it as a violation of privacy, including Republican Senator Josh Hawley who called for Congress to take action.

Facebook stops tracking location data specifically when a user opts out but it admits that it can piece together various piece of information to determine where they are.

Tagged photos or locations as well as addresses for purchases on the site's shopping section provide clues to where a user is, as well as IP address information.

Dec 18 16:36

Monopoly money: Google and Facebook's 'dominance' in online advertising - worth a combined £8 BILLION in 2018 - could drive up prices of flights and electronics, competition watchdog warns

Google and Facebook are so dominant in the advertising market they risk pushing up the cost of flights and electronics, a competition watchdog has warned.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it fears the tech giants' large market share could allow them to increase what they charge companies to advertise.

They say these higher charges could be passed on to consumers, pushing up prices.

Dec 18 16:35

Amazon, Apple and Google join forces to make their home products 'speak to each other' to make smart homes a reality

It is a move the technology giants hope will make it easier for consumers as they will be able to use different devices from a variety of companies on the same network.

'We believe that the protocol has the potential to be widely adopted across home systems and assistants', the new group said in a statement.

The royalty-free and open source software standard will have 'security as a fundamental design tenet', according to Apple.

Dec 18 16:33

Anonymous whistleblower reveals $43million fraud scheme at Apple assembly partner Foxconn's biggest iPhone factory in China that 'sold more than 300,000 bootleg phones made from defective parts'

Workers at Foxconn's biggest iPhone assembly plant in China were allegedly running an illegal side business selling bootleg phones made from defective components that would otherwise have been destroyed.

The scheme is believed to have generated an estimated $43million over the course of more than two years.

Local reports say an estimated 300,000 units were sold during the scheme, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models.

Dec 18 16:32

House swiftly advances behemoth $1.4T spending deal

The House Tuesday passed a $1.4 trillion spending pact that would inject federal agencies with $49 billion in extra cash this fiscal year, enact a host of substantial policy changes and avert a repeat of last year's holiday-time government shutdown.

The lower chamber early in the afternoon advanced the first of two year-end funding bundles, passing 297-120 a domestic spending package with money for health, transportation, education and more. The second package, passed 280-138, was a four-bill national security minibus that includes billions of dollars for the military and DHS. Lawmakers pushed through the measure despite opposition from progressives and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who cited funding for the Trump administration’s “immoral“ immigration policies and “unchecked” military spending.

Dec 18 16:30

Tesla shares hit record high after EV maker plans to use cheaper Chinese-made parts for its entry-level Model 3 to compete with U.S. rivals

The price of Tesla stock hit $392.50, jumping 4.3 per cent after sources said the EV maker was exploring a 20 per cent price cut for its Model 3 sedan to compete with rivals.

Tesla aims to lower the base price on Model 3 with more, cheaper Chinese parts that would help the company dodge tariffs, sources told Bloomberg.

Dec 18 15:59

The Big Hole In The China Trade Agreement

Dec 18 15:58


Dec 18 15:46

French strikers cut ELECTRICITY to thousands of homes, companies and even the Bank of France in bid to force Macron to scrap hated pension reforms

Trade unions cut power to 50,000 homes in Bordeaux and 40,000 in Lyon.

Train services across France also remained disrupted as half a million protested.

President Emmanuel Macron is trying to reform pension system to make it equal.

Thousands of French homes, companies and even the Bank of France have been left without power as strikers march through the streets demanding President Emmanuel Macron drops his hated pension reforms.

Trade unions deliberately severed the electricity supply to 150,000 homes across Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes and Cherbourg yesterday, and threatened to repeat the action unless the government backs down.

Clinics, fire stations, and railway stations were also left with the lights off, said the government, as the capital Paris remained wracked by protests and without public transport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that Macron can do something, other than behaving like a spoiled child, due to that fact that the country hates his attempted pension reforms.

Dec 18 15:40

Record Heat In Australia

On this date in 1938, Bourke, NSW began a 37 day heatwave over 100F, which included a week which averaged 116F. Peak temperature was 119F. The hottest temperature in Bourke’s current forecast is 114F.

On this date in 1900, Sydney was 104 degrees (25 degrees warmer than today’s forecast) and Trangie was 114 degrees (12 degrees warmer than today’s forecast.) There were numerous bush fires and the heat and drought was having a disastrous effect on crops.

Dec 18 15:35

Boris Johnson to pass bill making BDS illegal

The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, is allegedly preparing to pass a bill which will outlaw advocacy for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) against Israel, which will make it illegal for public bodies to engage with any group which participates in boycotts of the Israeli regime.

The story, which first surfaced in INews, has now caught wind in the Israeli press and is seen as another win for Israel to have come from Britain’s recent election, with Labor’s pro-Palestinian Jeremy Corbyn losing to his Conservative Party rival.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, that didn't take long at all!!

What Current Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wants from Western leaders, he gets, with a snap of his fingers.

And Boris, now we know... for whom you really work; the smear against Corbyn's party may well have been orchestrated directly from Tel Aviv, because Netanyahu understood that he would get every support possible from you he wanted, no matter how wrong-headed any decision he might have made could be.

And what do the Palestinians get from such actions?!?

Zero; zip; nada; absolutely nothing, except for more misery; more dislocation; and more deaths against innocent, unarmed protestors demonstrating, peacefully, against the apartheid under which they are living.

I would very much like to remind Johnson of the following statements by Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, regarding Israeli apartheid, and the actions taken against him, for not supporting Israel's position on its apartheid against Palestinians:

Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu Banned From Campus Over Israel Criticism

Desmond Tutu: Israel guilty of apartheid in treatment of Palestinians

And believe me, this is a guy who knows apartheid, because he lived through it, in his own country!!! The Anglican church was very smart in ordaining him as Bishop, because the Boetha government couldn't touch him.

I had the opportunity to hear hear him, at a Los Angeles Episcopal Church, St. John's Episcopal, on Adams Boulevard, many years ago.

His passion for peace, not only for African South Africans, but for all South Africans, was nothing short of completely amazing.

Dec 18 15:11

Turkey calls US ending of Cyprus arms embargo ‘dangerous escalation’

Turkey has warned that the United States’ decision to end a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus would be a “dangerous escalation.”

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the US decision “will have no outcome other than hampering efforts toward a settlement on the island and creating a dangerous escalation.”

The US Congress voted Tuesday to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus, which has been in place since 1987. The measure has passed both chambers of Congress as part of a massive defense spending bill, with President Donald Trump likely to sign it.

The bill comes at a time of tensions between Turkey and the US over such issues as Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 system and Washington’s support for Kurdish-led militants in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This ... could get very ugly, very quickly, and someone with some "male Attributes in NATO", has GOT to start working, very hard, and very intelligently, to prevent two NATO members, Greece and Turkey, from assaulting each other, militarily.

Dec 18 15:05

Apple, Google, Tesla profit from child labor in Africa cobalt mines: Lawsuit

Several of the US largest technology firms have been accused of profiting from child labor in Africa cobalt mines, a new lawsuit says.

Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Tesla and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, must pay damages over knowingly profiting from African children laboring under brutal conditions, alleges the suit filed by the nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates this week.

Cobalt is an essential element used in the rechargeable lithium batteries that fuel many electronic devices.

Dec 18 15:03

That’s what the man says: Kremlin backs top general’s assessment that NATO is drilling for large-scale war

The Kremlin has said that it trusts the opinion of a senior Russian general, who has said that NATO's intensified drills this year are an indication that the military bloc is preparing for a major conflict.

Valery Gerasimov, the chair of the Russian General Staff, shared the wary view that the Russian military have about NATO's maneuvers on Tuesday as he gave a year-end briefing to foreign military attaches in Moscow.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the opinion was based on analyses of data collected by the Russian military and should not be dismissed.

"In this case the professional opinion may be the only correct one, so the presidential administration is in no position to put forward its own military assessment," he said.

Gerasimov said the increased number and scale of military exercises conducted by NATO members this year indicates that the alliance "is purposefully training its troops to be engaged in a major military conflict."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russian leadership may be many things; stupid, however, is not one of them.

I would like to very politely, but strongly, urge caution, on the part of NATO, to please define what it believes are its "enemies" with a great deal of care and consideration.

Dec 18 14:56

Germany ‘won’t back down’ under threat of US sanctions over Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia – Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Berlin will not give into pressure from Washington after the US Senate approved a bill sanctioning German companies working on a pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia.
During Wednesday’s Q&A session in parliament, lawmakers asked Merkel about the possibility of the US slapping sanctions on German companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The chancellor said that she firmly opposes such sanctions because they have an extraterritorial effect. They will not push Berlin to abandon the project, however, she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the American comedian Ron White frequently mentions, "You can't fix stupid."

And in terms of being one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly idiotic things President Trump could have possibly done, just after attempting to shake down NATO members for more money, President Trump wins the crown for complete, abysmal stupidity, relative to both Germany and Europe, with this move.

Dec 18 14:48

Deutsche Bahn in Trouble With Berlin Authorities After Exposing Greta Thunberg ‘Train Bluff‘

After the teen climate activist tweeted a picture of herself sitting on the floor of an “overcrowded train” in Germany, the transportation giant reprimanded her for holding back that she had a first-class ticket. As it turned out, Deutsche Bahn might have revealed a bit too much information about her trip.

The German train giant Deutsche Bahn has been called to Berlin’s data protection officer over its sarcastic response to climate activist Greta Thunberg’s tweet about “overcrowded trains”, German media report. Maja Smoltczyk, tasked with watching out for citizens’ privacy, has intervened as the company revealed the teenager’s travel data.

As the official’s spokesman told Tagesspiegel, this fact would lead to “a conversation with Deutsche Bahn about handling passenger rights with regard to personal travel data”. The appointment is planned for within the next few weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This teenager is very adept in manipulating the media; and they just got pilloried... again, by this story!!

Dec 18 14:45

Bolivian Attorney General Orders Ex-President Morales' Arrest

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who, after resigning, received asylum in Mexico, arrived on 12 December in the capital of Argentina, where he was granted refugee status.

Bolivia’s new Interior Minister Arturo Murillo has on Twitter published an arrest order for the country’s former President Evo Morales.

According to the text of the document, the decision to issue a warrant was taken as part of a criminal investigation into incitement to rebellion, terrorism, and financing terrorism.

The interior minister has already vowed to detain the former president, accusing Morales of inciting anti-government protests that, as Murillo claimed, amounted to terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is primarily a very public exercise in futility, as Mora has already been given permanent asylum in Argentina; and I sincerely doubt that Argentina will return him back to Bolivia for what is certain to be, a show trial.

Dec 18 14:40

Left in Misery’: UN Peacekeepers Fathered, Abandoned Hundreds of Babies in Haiti

Personnel enlisted in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) fathered hundreds of babies during their deployment and abandoned the young mothers after being informed of the unexpected pregnancies, a new report published Tuesday by researchers and academics revealed.

“The narratives reveal how girls as young as 11 were sexually abused and impregnated by peacekeepers and then, as one man put it, ‘left in misery’ to raise their children alone, often because the fathers are repatriated once the pregnancy becomes known,” reads the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This ... is just morally ill.

What would I do to prevent the problem?!? When people sign on to become "peace keepers", there should be a clause in that contract that if they get a local woman pregnant, and the baby's DNA matches that of the dad, that the father would be liable and bound for their support until they reach adulthood.

It is not as though these people don't know what a condom is, or how to use it, even if their victims do not.