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Jun 14 10:11

Mayor Pete: Ban Voter ID Laws

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (D) on Tuesday called for voter ID laws to be banned as part of his plan to “safeguard democracy” for black Americans.

In an op-ed for the Charleston Chronicle, Buttigieg called for a “21st Century Voting Rights Act” becuse “cynicism” about the political “is nowhere more warranted than in the Black community, where systematic efforts are taking away the right to vote.”

Jun 14 10:10

White House Promises Painful Spending Cuts if Democrats Oppose Border Bailout

Two agencies must soon cut spending on airport security, border inspections, and child care centers unless Democrats approve $4.5 billion to manage Central American migration across the southern border, say the agency chiefs.
“We cannot stress enough the urgency of immediate passage of emergency supplemental funding,” says the four-page, June 12 letter from top appointees at the Department of Health and Human Security and the Department of Homeland Security. The letter warns:

If DHS does not receive additional funding, it will be forced to take drastic measures in August that will impact other critical programs … All DHS components, including the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Coast Guard, and portions of CBP supporting legal trade and travel, will be required to redirect manpower and funding to support measures to address the crisis.

Jun 14 10:09

Beijing suggests its snub of Canada will continue until Meng Wanzhou is released

The spiraling diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing "lies entirely with Canada," the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday — suggesting for the first time that its leadership won't speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau until Canada drops extradition proceedings against a Chinese telecom executive.

CBC News reported Wednesday that Beijing ignored a personal attempt by Trudeau earlier this year to arrange a conversation with China's premier in order to intervene on behalf of Canadians detained in China. Trudeau's office confirms that the prime minister requested the meeting, but China ignored and ultimately rejected his request.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told CBC Radio last month she also sought a meeting with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, but was unsuccessful.

Jun 14 10:09

Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns

Twitter Inc on Thursday said it removed thousands of accounts linked to coordinated, state-backed activities it believes were from the Iranian government and archived them to its public database launched last year.

In the latest purge of information, the company said it believes 4,779 accounts were associated or backed by Iran.

Jun 14 10:09

American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them

American Airlines has a plan for convincing consumers that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet are safe for flight: Stick their top brass on them and see how it goes.

Jun 14 10:08

AOC: US Committing ‘Unspeakable Horrors’ Over Citizenship Question

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seemingly found a new atrocity to focus her attention on — the upcoming United States Census.
Yes, the U.S. government’s duty of collecting data about the American population and the economy.

Jun 14 10:08

Medicaid to Begin Covering Sex Reassignment Surgeries

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s Medicaid program to begin covering the costs of sex reassignment surgeries for transgender people.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services will develop administrative rules to offer coverage to people diagnosed with gender dysphoria to pay for genital and breast-related surgeries.

“Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and I’m committed to ensuring our LGBTQ community and all Illinoisans have access to that right,” said Pritzker.

Jun 14 10:07

DOCUMENTATION OF THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY

On June 14, 2000, the CDC and representatives of the vaccine industry met to deal with a joint problem.

They had just discovered they’d poisoned a generation – and now they had to figure out how to cover their tracks.

Whether they get away with it or not depends on you. Share this film widely.

It is the most important and informative film on mercury poisoning – and this applies to you. NOT just autistic kids.

Jun 14 09:52

The F-35 has to keep landing in cold weather. Here’s the plan to fix it.

Amid the cold winds and snow, a ghost is haunting F-35 jets in the far north, and it’s causing pilots to divert flights and land immediately.

The good news: This ghost is digital.

In early 2018, multiple F-35A flights out of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska were disrupted when pilots received warnings that a key battery in the plane was failing mid-flight. The pilots were forced to land as quickly as possible and switch out the battery, wiping out flying hours and raising costs for maintenance — and raising the fear that in an emergency, the U.S. would be unable to scramble its high-end fighter.

The F35, AKA the $110 million flying lemon.

Jun 14 09:47

Amid ‘green glow’ concerns, another issue has emerged for pilots flying the F-35 at night

Engineers and pilots continue to struggle with operating the F-35 jet in low-light conditions, with a new issue emerging that obstructs the horizon line for pilots when flying at night with below-average levels of starlight, according to documents exclusively obtained by Defense News.

The issue, which affects the feed from the night vision camera, appears to the pilot as wonky horizontal lines, or striations, in the night vision display, obscuring the horizon.

Jun 14 09:45

A fix is coming for a problem that left two F-35 pilots in ‘excruciating’ pain

In at least two cases, sudden spikes in cockpit pressure have left F-35 pilots with searing ear and sinus pain, Defense News has learned.

But F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is confident that is has a fix ready for flight test that will correct the problem, which has been known since 2014 and categorized as the most serious type of technical deficiency by the U.S. Defense Department.

Jun 14 09:45

Obama’s WH Deleted ICE Docs Hours Before Trump Took Office: Report

Just hours before President Donald Trump took office in 2017, federal workers were busy pushing the “delete” button behind the scenes, according to a new report.

Jun 14 09:44

Virginia Beach Victim Couldn’t Arm Herself Because of a City Policy. The Shooter Simply Ignored It.

The day before Kate Nixon was killed by Dewayne Craddock in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, she spoke with her husband about taking a gun to her job for protection from Craddock but chose not to because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work.

Jun 14 09:37

550 Palestinians to be homeless after Israel demolishes entire Jerusalem neighbourhood

Israeli authorities are pressing ahead with plans to demolish an entire Palestinian neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, human rights NGO B’Tselem reported, which will leave 550 homeless.

Wadi Yasul, located between the neighbourhoods of Abu Tur and Silwan, is home to 72 Palestinian families.

According to B’Tselem, the Jerusalem Municipality has “issued demolition orders for all the neighbourhood homes so all the families there are facing the threat of expulsion.”

Jun 14 09:36

Settlers setup new outpost in Hebron’s Old City

Illegal Israeli settlers have setup an illegal outpost on Palestinian land near the Gold Souk in the occupied Old City of Hebron, the West Bank, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee has said.

Committee head, Imad Hamdan, said that the settlers intend to build two housing units on the land after they took over the petrol station in Al-Shuhada Street and fenced it.

Hamdan expressed his grave concern over such encroachments upon the properties of Palestinian citizens in Hebron’s Old City, especially in the areas declared 17 years ago by the occupation as closed military zones.

Jun 14 09:35

Senior advisor to EU top court says Israel settlement produce should be labelled

A senior legal advisor to the European Union’s top court said yesterday that products from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory should be clearly labelled as such, reported AFP.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is “considering a request from France’s top tribunal for clarification of rules on labelling goods” from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, as well as the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

According to AFP, the ECJ “is not obliged to follow Advocate General Gerard Hogan’s advice, but the former Irish judge’s legal opinions are seen as highly influential in the bench’s deliberations.”

In his legal advice, Hogan said that “labels must make it clear if products originate in the occupied territories, and in particular if they come from Israeli settlements in those areas.”

Jun 14 09:34

Another Gaza medic has been killed on duty by Israel, but nobody expects justice to be served

Al-Judaily was the fifth paramedic to be killed by Israeli forces during the Great March of Return protests; more than 500 others have been wounded

Jun 14 09:34

Church Hosts Summer Camp to Train Grade School Kids to Be Antifa Activists

The first thing that struck me, before anything else, was the mask-clad, fist-raising elementary school kids in the illustration. Teaching incoming 4th-8th-graders how to riot, become members of antifa, and join a communist revolution seems a bit much—even for Portland, Oregon. Notice the star on the mask and the raised fist. Classic imagery from the USSR, China, and other violent Marxist revolutions in the 20th century.

Jun 14 09:33

11 REASONS Why You Should TRAVEL TO IRAN

Jun 14 09:31

What Crops Are Sprayed with Glyphosate? Over 70 of Them To Be Exact

While many people assume that Roundup is only sprayed on Roundup-ready crops (crops that are designed to withstand glyphosate), this isn’t particularly true. In fact, many farmers use glyphosate on crops like wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest.

But wait, isn’t Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products just for GMO crops? Not necessarily. Roundup is sprayed on GMO crops like corn and soy, because they are genetically engineered to withstand the harshness of the chemical. So wouldn’t glyphosate technically kill a non-GMO crop, as it is not designed to withstand the chemical? You bet.

Spraying glyphosate at the end of the season to kill a crop and/or greenery around it allows for earlier harvest (in the case of wheat), and increases profit.

According to glyphosate.eu, “Pre-harvest treatment of crops with glyphosate helps farmers to harvest their crops more efficiently and at less cost (7).”

Jun 14 09:29

One Family's Struggle to Escape Poverty in the UK

As Thomas glances up to give her his pink voucher, a tattoo becomes visible on his neck: Stacy, his girlfriend's name. She and their children -- Cleo, 10, and Kaydn, 8 -- are also here. They're the ones Thomas is most worried about.

He says, "The Job Center sanctioned us and cut our payments, even though we had two job interviews." The woman in the green apron shakes her head. "That's a nightmare," she says, adding, "I start ranting when I hear this. Don't get me there."

Thomas nods and says that it makes his blood boil when he thinks about it. Many others are in a similar predicament: Millions of Britons struggle to make ends meet and hunger has become rampant in the country. Over 14 million people -- including workers, the unemployed and children -- live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are food insecure. For them, it's a daily struggle to put food on the table. More than 4 million children are affected.

Jun 14 09:28

EU and Russia Reportedly Agree to Ditch Greenback in Bilateral Transactions

The decision comes a few days after Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the US dollar as a tool of pressure while speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission for the Energy Union, have agreed to set up a working group that will deal with a transition to using the rouble and euro in bilateral payments, Russian media outlets reported, citing Siluanov’s spokesman, Andrei Lavrov.

Both sides have reportedly emphasised that the use of national currencies will be mutually beneficial, as it reduces certain risks for entrepreneurs in Russia and the EU.

Jun 14 09:27

Strait of Hormuz and the risk of uncontrolled escalation

The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow shipping lane between Iran and Oman named after the fabulously wealthy ancient kingdom of Ormus, has fascinated oil traders since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Iran has periodically threatened to close the strait to enemy shipping, while the United States and its allies have pledged to keep it open and maintain freedom of navigation, by force if necessary.

The strait has become a symbolic flashpoint in the region-wide confrontation and indirect conflict between Iran on one side and the United States and Saudi Arabia on the other.

Two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, just south of the entrance to the strait, stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States.

Jun 14 09:24

Israel blames “bots” for Eurovision boycott

Last month, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs released a report titled “The Big Scam.”

In it, the ministry claimed to have exposed “bots” and “fake accounts” allegedly used by Palestinians and their supporters during the boycott campaign against the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

Staffed by former Israeli spies, the ministry leads Israel’s “war” against BDS, the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

The report describes BDS campaigners’ supposed methods as “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” aiming “to create the appearance of an authentic and widespread campaign while hoping to manipulate public opinion.”

Jun 14 09:23

The 25 Jewish Neocons Who Got Us Into the Iraq War

A List of prominent Jewish Neocons and their role in getting the U.S. into Iraq and Homeland Security

Everything shown below has been taken word for word from the respective website cited (primarily Wikipedia).

Jun 14 09:23

Bombs made by Chicago company killed Gaza civilians

Israel used “bunker buster” bombs made by a US arms company in two attacks on Gaza in which civilians were killed last month.

The deadly strikes occurred in intense violence between 4 and 6 May during which 25 Palestinians, half of them civilians, and four civilians in Israel were killed.

Remnants of the GBU-39 series guided “small diameter” bomb manufactured by Boeing were found by Human Rights Watch at the site of the Zoroub building in Rafah, southern Gaza. Three civilians were killed in an Israeli attack on the six-story commercial building on 5 May.

Jun 14 09:22

U.S. Could Lose War With Russia, China Without Major Strategy Overhaul, New Report Warns

A new report has warned that America's military planning for potential conflicts with Russia and China is flawed, and argued that Pentagon's enormous budget will be going to waste unless it undertakes a major strategic overhaul.

In the report published Wednesday, Chris Dougherty of the Center for New American Security said America needs to develop a "new way of war" more suited to conflict with the world's great powers.

Though the Pentagon's 2018 National Defense Strategy stressed the need to pivot from a counter-insurgency focus to one of great power competition, Dougherty argued that the Defense Department is still investing its huge resources in "flawed concepts."

Jun 14 09:20

Fox's Ainsley Earhardt defends giant corporations paying no taxes: "So what?"

EARHARDT: Listen, when you create 300,000 jobs, so what if you get a tax break? That's great. We want you to come to New York. Remember when Amazon was supposed to come here, and then it was squashed by all these lawmakers? It's ridiculous. If you hire 300,000 people, they all live in your community, right? Not only are you employing them so that they feel good about themselves, they're working hard, but also they spend money in your community, they buy houses, they pay taxes, they send their kids to school. It's ridiculous. So what if they don't pay as much in taxes as everyone else does?

Jun 14 09:19

SERIES OF MYSTERIOUS ATTACKS ON OIL TANKERS AROUND PERSIAN GULF

After the incident, Iranian state media reported that Iranian sailors had rescued all 44 crew members of the tankers. This statement contradicts to CENTCOM claims that said that 21 mariners from the M/V Kokuka Courageous, were rescued by USS Bainbridge.

There are no confirmed details regarding what actually happened. Mainstream media outlets reported different scenarios that caused the incident: from a torpedo attack to naval mines. Nonetheless, the common point of all these speculations was that Iran was somehow responsible for the incident.

Jun 14 09:18

F-35 Hit With Cluster Bomb Of Damning Reports As Pentagon Eyes Full Rate Production

Less than 48 hours after Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon reached a handshake agreement on the purchase of a whopping 480 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, an absolute cluster bomb of stories has dropped detailing significant technical issues with the jets. The revelations cover ongoing problems for all three F-35 variants, including performance limitations, troubles when operating in very hot or very cold weather, dangerous cockpit pressure incidents, faults in the helmet-mounted display, serious safety concerns in the event of a blown tire, and much more. The new details underscore the Joint Strike Fighter's ongoing troubles as the Pentagon's central Joint Program Office, or JPO, seeks to move the aircraft out of its developmental phase for good, as well as highlighting a worrying, but long-standing lack of transparency about the state of the program.

Jun 14 09:18

MAN KILLED BY POLICE, CAUSING RIOTS IN MEMPHIS, WAS WANTED FOR SHOOTING OF MISSISSIPPI MAN

A black man killed in a shootout with federal police in Memphis was reportedly wanted for armed robbery and attempted murder, authorities confirmed, Thursday.

Brandon Webber, 20, who was killed in a shootout with federal agents Wednesday night. He was suspected of shooting a Mississippi man June 3, then stealing the victim’s car in Hernando, Mississippi, Reuters reports.

Jun 14 09:17

Supersonic speeds could cause big problems for the F-35?s stealth coating

At extremely high altitudes, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ versions of the F-35 jet can only fly at supersonic speeds for short bursts of time before there is a risk of structural damage and loss of stealth capability, a problem that may make it impossible for the Navy’s F-35C to conduct supersonic intercepts.

Jun 14 09:16

Russia vows 'retaliatory strike' to new US troops in Poland

Russia says a new US military deployment to Poland announced by President Donald Trump on Wednesday would force Moscow to take retaliatory steps.

Trump told Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he had decided to send an additional 1,000 troops to Poland to join 4,000 forces already there.

The US will also send a squadron of MQ-9 Reaper Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance drones as well, he added.

The announcement drew response from Russia, which said on Thursday that “its military is tracking these announcements very closely.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow “is analyzing the information, and is doing what is necessary so that such steps in no way threaten the Russian Federation's security.”

Sergei Ryabkov, a Russian deputy foreign minister, said Trump's move probably reflected "aggressive" intentions.

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It is so obvious to me, that Trump, and the US government, are leading this country into a completely avoidable war with Russia, there there are moments when I could just scream.

But screaming... will not help.

What WILL help... is logical, thoughtful pushing this government away from war, and toward peaceful ways of the US getting what it wants without firing a shot.

And Mr. President, if any of your people are out there looking at what we write, and listening to what we say; I think it is high time for the US to have a Department of Peace; and hey, if you would like this, I would volunteer to head this.

You are welcome, Mr. President!

Jun 14 09:13

EU blasted for ever closer cooperation with terror regime in Israel

One hundred and fifty five European researchers and academics have delivered a stinging rebuke to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation.

In a beautifully crafted letter, they express the outrage felt throughout the world, and especially in European countries, including the UK, at the EU’s policy of rewarding the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel. Each new act of unspeakable brutality, each new onslaught of disproportionate force against civilians brings fresh privileges, fresh cooperation, fresh embraces from an enthusiastic EU elite.

Jun 14 09:12

PEPE ESCOBAR: The Unipolar Moment is Over

The Russia-China strategic partnership, consolidated last week in Russia, has thrown U.S. elites into Supreme Paranoia mode, which is holding the whole world hostage.

Jun 14 09:11

At Trump's request, Abe asked Iran to release American captives, source says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked Iranian leaders during his Tehran visit to release Americans detained by the country at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump, a Japanese government source said Friday.

At least four Americans, including a navy veteran who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, are being detained in Iran.

Abe is believed to have requested the releases during his talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday, the source said. It is not known how they responded.

Jun 14 09:08

Gulf of Oman attacks: Only those who want escalation will benefit

A key protagonist in this context of heightened tensions between Iran and its Gulf neighbours has been the Trump administration, whose policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran aims to extract further concessions from the Islamic Republic with regards to its nuclear enrichment programme.

After a year of weaponised narratives directed by neo-conservative hawks in Washington, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tel Aviv against Iran, Trump had hoped that the time was ripe to ask Tehran to return to the negotiating table. But as the revolutionary regime in Tehran had to show resolve after being humiliated by the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal and reimposition of painful sanctions, Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy never had any hope of success.

Jun 14 09:07

Trump enjoys bipartisan support for his plan to eradicate the Palestinian cause

The White House’s prolonged financial bullying of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinians’ government-in-waiting, has reached the point where there are now credible warnings that it is close to collapse. The crisis has offered critics further proof of the administration’s seemingly chaotic, often self-sabotaging approach to foreign policy matters.

Meanwhile, US officials charged with resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have demonstrated ever more blatant bias, such as the recent claims by David Friedman, the ambassador to Israel, that Israel is “on the side of God” and should have the “right to retain” much of the West Bank.

Again, critics view the Trump administration’s approach as a dangerous departure from the traditional US role of “honest broker”.

Jun 14 09:06

MAGA Money: Cities Want Trump Campaign to Pay $800,000 in Past Due Rally Fees

Several cities previously chosen as sites for US President Donald Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaign rallies say the campaign has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars owed in venue security costs, according to a report compiled by a nonprofit organization.

A total of 10 cities are looking to collect $841,219 from the US commander in chief for past event security fees dating back 2016, according to a Thursday report released by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), a nonprofit investigative journalism organization based in Washington, DC.

Jun 14 09:05

Idlib offensive: Stop the bombs or Syrians will ‘break the borders’

The protest was triggered by the intensified, regime-led military campaign on Syria’s last remaining opposition-held region in northwestern Syria. The offensive has been systematically targeting residential areas and civilian facilities, leaving more than three million people with no safe ground inside the country.

As the world remains indifferent to their suffering, civilians in greater Idlib have launched a campaign to “break the borders”, asking people to march towards the Turkish border. This action threatens Western countries, and Turkey, with a major influx of refugees if they do not live up to their responsibilities to stop the mass slaughter of civilians in Syria.

Jun 14 09:04

Leading US Military Magazine Says Russia Years Ahead in Missile Technology

Russian TV regularly reports on the whole array of cutting edge weapons announced by Russia last year which have rendered much of the US arsenal irrelevant. An interesting report.

Jun 14 09:04

Today's Attacks On Ships In The Gulf Of Oman Are Not In Iran's Interest - Or Are They?

Even while Iran rejects negotiations with the U.S. as long as the U.S. keeps up its sanctions, it has no interest in disturbing the current phase of diplomacy. Iran seems to have nothing to win from these attacks.

Is someone else out to nearly literately torpedo the current mediation attempts?

Jun 14 09:02

Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence

In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence.

"This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high-degree of sophistication," said Pompeo, who did not provide any details on the intelligence he cited.

After asserting Iran was also behind a litany of attacks prior to Thursday's tanker incident—once again without presenting any evidence—Pompeo said that,"Taken as a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security."

Jun 14 09:01

DOJ Bloodhounds on the Scent of John Brennan

With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story, says Ray McGovern.

Jun 14 09:01

America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can’t Fight

Here’s something the public didn’t know until today: If one of the U.S. military’s new F-35 stealth fighters has to climb at a steep angle in order to dodge an enemy attack, design flaws mean the plane might suddenly tumble out of control and crash.

Also, some versions of the F-35 can’t accelerate to supersonic speed without melting their own tails or shedding the expensive coating that helps to give the planes their radar-evading qualities.

The Pentagon’s $400-billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, one of the biggest and most expensive weapons programs in history, has come under fire, so to speak, over more than a decade for delays, rising costs, design problems and technical glitches.

But startling reports by trade publication Defense News on Wednesday revealed flaws that previously only builder Lockheed Martin, the military, and the plane’s foreign buyers knew about.

Jun 14 08:59

Prosecutors dismiss all charges in Flint water scandal, probe to start over

Michigan’s attorney general has dropped all pending criminal charges related to the Flint water contamination crisis, opting to restart the investigation. No official has been held accountable for the scandal to date.

Jun 14 08:59

TRUMP – A TREASONOUS & TREACHEROUS TOOL OF THE ESTABLISHMENT, OR AN INCREDIBLY CLEVER & DECEPTIVE OPPONENT?

Jesus Christ says that “A bad tree cannot bear good fruit, and a good tree cannot bear bad fruit; you shall know them by their fruits.” So, what are Donald Trump’s fruits?

Jun 14 08:39

Trump shock: USA told it will LOSE WAR WITH IRAN, and here’s why

DONALD TRUMP’S USA boasts the most powerful armies the world has ever seen – but today military experts warned they would NEVER beat Iran in a military conflict even as the possibility of a hot war between Iran and the USA increased as British and US servicemen raced to the aid of two oil-tankers attacked off the Iranian coast in the Gulf of Oman.

Jun 14 08:38

Turkey vs USA: Turkey issues huge THREAT to US over Russia's S-400 missiles

Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "If the United States takes any negative actions towards us, we will also take reciprocal steps.

"We are determined on the S-400 issue. No matter what the results will be, we will not take a step back.”

The minister added that it is impossible to cancel the order from Russia.

Jun 14 08:38

EU on brink: Emmanuel Macron squirms as Donald Trump orders France leaves EU

EMMANUEL MACRON has dramatically conceded that there have been days when the EU went “faster” in response to an astounding request from US President Donald Trump for France to “leave Europe”.

Jun 14 08:37

Gaza’s health ministry warns of ‘unprecedented’ deteriorated situation

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza yesterday warned of a deterioration in conditions in its hospitals due to the “unprecedented” lack of medicines, Shehab.ps reported.

In a statement, the ministry said that “patients in Gaza hospitals are experiencing unprecedented bad conditions due to the severe lack of medicines resulted of the Israeli siege.”

Fifty-two per cent of basic medicines and medical supplies have now run out in the Strip, the statement said, adding that this “undermines” the ministry’s ability to offer its services.

Jun 14 08:36

The Fed is Between a Rock & a Hard Place

Jun 14 08:36

New York Ended Its Religious Exemption For Vaccines After The Worst Measles Outbreaks In Decades

New York will no longer allow parents to refuse vaccinations for their children because of religious reasons after the state became the center of the worst measles outbreak in decades.

Jun 14 08:36

AOC Had the ‘Green New Deal,’ Is Bernie’s Camp Now Considering a Dem. Socialist ‘Bill of Rights?’

With the Democratic Party continuing its steady march toward socialism, some of its more radical members have become more forthright in stating their intentions to fundamentally transform the U.S. into a completely different nation from what it was founded as.

Jun 14 08:35

Oil tanker attacks: Russia warns against blaming Iran

Russia on Thursday called for normalization with Iran and warned against accusing Tehran of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

In a news conference in the capital Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the situation should not be used to escalate tensions with Iran.

"We need measures to normalize the situation around Iran, we need to calmly and impartially deal with what happened, not to make hasty conclusions. [...] We have recently seen a growing campaign of political, psychological and military pressure on Iran," he said.

"I would take the opportunity to warn against hasty conclusions, against attempts to lay the blame at the door of those we don't like," Ryabkov added.

Jun 14 08:34

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car.

Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death of 20-year-old Brandon Webber, who was killed Wednesday evening after he exited the car holding some type of weapon, authorities said.

Jun 14 08:34

Quarter of Americans are 'worse' now than before Great Recession: survey

The 10-year anniversary of the end of the Great Recession is approaching. A decade after the housing bust, the economy is robust and the unemployment rate is at a 49-year-low. But not all Americans have recovered.

According to a new survey from Bankrate of about 3,000 Americans, 23% of people who were adults when the recession started in December 2007 say they are now financially worse off than they were before the recession hit. That’s just under 50 million Americans. Another 25% say they are doing the “same.” In all, just over half believe their “overall finances” are better than before.

Jun 14 08:33

May deficit surges to $208 billion, 42% higher than last year

The federal deficit in May reached $208 billion, surging 42 percent over last May’s monthly deficit figure, according to new Treasury Department data released Wednesday.

The figure put the cumulative deficit for the eight months of fiscal 2019 at $739 billion, within range of the full 2018 deficit, which amounted to $779 billion, according to the Treasury figures. Treasury estimates that the full deficit will exceed $1 trillion by the time the fiscal year wraps up at the end of September.

Jun 14 08:31

Saudi air defence intercepts five Houthi drones: SPA

Saudi Arabia says its air defence forces intercepted five drones launched by Yemen's Houthis at Abha airport and the city of Khamis Mushait in the latest escalation of conflict in the region.

The air traffic and airspace at Abha airport were operating normally, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said early on Friday.

At least 26 people were injured after Houthis fired missiles at Abha airport on Wednesday, drawing a sharp response from Riyadh which vowed to take "stern action".

Jun 14 08:30

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing 51 people during a shooting spree in March at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty to all charges levelled against him.

A lawyer for Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, said on Friday his client pleaded not guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 attempted murders and one charge of committing a terrorist act. This is the first time a terrorism charge has been brought in New Zealand.

Jun 14 08:29

US WIPES OUT AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES UNIT IN MAJOR FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT

For the second time in less than a month, US forces carried out airstrikes “in self defense” in Afghanistan, only to discover that they were actually attacking Afghan security forces. The Wednesday strike ended up wiping out an entire unit, though officials have yet to disclose the exact number of deaths, beyond it apparently being everyone present.

The previous attack saw US ground troops believing they were under fire, and the warplanes attacking police, killing 18. In this case, too, US officials said they believed the troops came under fire, and the airstrikes targeted the Afghan forces, who had been firing machine guns.

Despite all the talk of self defense and US troops being “under effective fire,” officials insist not a single US casualty occurred. US officials expressed “regret” for the deaths of Afghan partners.

Jun 14 08:28

US, allies accuse North Korea of violating UN sanctions on refined petroleum

The U.S. is accusing North Korea of breaching U.N. sanctions on the import of refined petroleum via illegal ship-to-ship transfers -- a move that marks a contrast to the warmer rhetoric directed at the North Korean regime coming from the White House.

A Security Council diplomat told reporters late Wednesday that the U.S., along with 25 other countries, had complained to the U.N. Security Council sanctions committee monitoring the country’s compliance with sanctions slapped on the country in 2017.

Jun 14 08:27

Trump’s Trade Threats Are Really Cold War 2.0

President Trump has threatened China’s President Xi that if they don’t meet and talk at the upcoming G20 meetings in Japan, June 29-30, the United States will not soften its tariff war and economic sanctions against Chinese exports and technology.

Some meeting between Chinese and U.S. leaders will indeed take place, but it cannot be anything like a real negotiation. Such meetings normally are planned in advance, by specialized officials working together to prepare an agreement to be announced by their heads of state. No such preparation has taken place, or can take place. Mr. Trump doesn’t delegate authority.

Jun 14 08:26

Russiagate Is No Watergate

“History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance,” John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and “Russiagate” which has bedeviled Donald Trump.

But what strikes this veteran of Nixon’s White House is not the similarities but the stark differences.

Watergate began with an actual crime, a midnight break-in at the offices of the DNC in June 1972 to wiretap phones and filch files, followed by a cover-up that spread into the inner circles of the White House.

Three years after FBI Director James Comey began the investigation of Trump, however, the final report of his successor, Robert Mueller, found there had been no conspiracy, no collusion and no underlying crime.

How can Trump be guilty of covering up a crime the special counsel says he did not commit?

Jun 14 08:22

House Panel Approves $733 Billion Military Bill, Drops Low-Yield Nukes

The House Armed Services Committee has passed a $733 billion version of the annual military spending bill. The vote was 33-24, largely along party lines, and will send this version to the House floor for a vote.

Once the House passes a version of this bill, it must be reconciled with the Senate version. That’s going to be a big job this year, as there are some major differences in the bills on some key subjects of debate.

One of the biggest issues is the question of low-yield nuclear weapons. The House bill ends funding for the low-yield nuclear missiles, and bars their deployment. A last minute Republican amendment in committee to preserve the weapons failed.

Jun 14 08:22

SecDef: US Arms Saudis to Prevent Russia, China From Arming Them

Facing growing opposition from Congress on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the Trump Administration’s officials are lining up to dismiss concerns about whether Saudi war crimes and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi might warrant ending those sales.

The go-to administration argument was expressed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday, when he insisted the US must sell the Saudis all the arms they want or risk losing those sales to Russia and China.

Jun 14 08:21

End America’s Illegal Occupation of Syria Now

Washingtonians pretend to be shocked by what President Trump does, but it’s Americans who should be shocked by what Washington does—such as illegally intervening in Syria’s civil war and occupying a third of that country. It’s time for Donald Trump to do the right thing and bring our troops home.

The fabled “Arab Spring” hit Syria in 2011. And as the Middle East’s autocracies wobbled, the Obama administration initially tagged President Bashar al-Assad as a reformer. But he refused to yield political power in the face of popular demonstrations.

Jun 14 08:20

Israeli court upholds Orthodox church land sales to settlers

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled against the Greek Orthodox Church in a long-running legal battle over the sale of three properties in predominantly Palestinian parts of Jerusalem’s Old City to a Jewish settler group.

The ruling handed down on Monday was part of a protracted dispute over the 2004 sale of Old City properties, including two Palestinian-run hotels, to Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli organization that aims to increase the Jewish presence in Palestinian areas of the contested holy city.

Jun 14 08:19

Report: School District Spending $10K To Send Kids to Gay Pride Parade

Maintaining biblical values when it comes to marriage and sexuality, Celebration Church has been a long-time renter of space at the Austin Independent School District’s Performing Arts Center in Austin, Texas, where they hold their Sunday church services.

Jun 14 08:18

2006 Abortion Video Comes Back To Haunt Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden — who currently leads a very large pack of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls — might have a bit of explaining to regarding his stance on abortion come debate time.

Jun 14 08:18

Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident

In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence.

“This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high-degree of sophistication,” Pompeo told the press in a statement.

“The United States will defend its forces, interests, and stand with our partners and allies to safeguard global commerce and regional stability. And we call upon all nations threatened by Iran’s provocative acts to join us in that endeavor,” Pompeo concluded before hastily shambling off, taking exactly zero questions.

Here are seven reasons to be extremely skeptical of everything Pompeo said:

Jun 14 08:17

Israeli PM’s wife accepts plea deal in case of catered meals

Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, struck a guilty plea bargain Wednesday settling allegations that she overspent some $100,000 of state money on lavish meals, state prosecutors said.

Mrs. Netanyahu will pay around $15,000 in fines to quietly close the case, which accused her of running up large tabs at luxury restaurants for friends and family while the official prime minister’s residence employed a full-time chef.

Jun 14 08:16

Thousands in Haiti renew protests, clash with police

Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse clashed with police Thursday as some tried to storm barriers outside the National Palace while others sought shelter as heavy gunfire echoed in nearby streets.

The demonstration came a day after Moïse broke his silence over the country’s recent unrest and rejected demands that he step down over allegations of officials misusing funds from subsidized oil shipments from Venezuela under the Petrocaribe program. He denied any wrongdoing.

Among those who joined the protest, which began peacefully, was 39-year-old Carl-Henry Janvière, who recently lost his job as a delivery man after his company laid people off amid record inflation.

Jun 14 08:16

EU and Russia Reportedly Agree to Ditch Greenback in Bilateral Transactions

The decision comes a few days after Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the US dollar as a tool of pressure while speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission for the Energy Union, have agreed to set up a working group that will deal with a transition to using the rouble and euro in bilateral payments, Russian media outlets reported, citing Siluanov’s spokesman, Andrei Lavrov.

Both sides have reportedly emphasised that the use of national currencies will be mutually beneficial, as it reduces certain risks for entrepreneurs in Russia and the EU.

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This is huge, on the part of the EU.

Jun 14 08:16

Greenwald defiant after 'grotesque' threats over Brazil's Car Wash leaks

US journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he has received "grotesque" threats also targeting his husband and children after publishing leaked chats showing Brazil's justice minister conspired to keep leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 presidential race.

Greenwald told AFP "political violence is a reality" in Brazil and he would not leave the country after The Intercept investigative website he co-founded released explosive material that has cast doubt on Sergio Moro's impartiality when he was an anti-corruption judge.

Jun 14 08:15

Apple: iPhone batteries are wearing out too quickly, and iOS 13 will offer a possible solution

It seems that Apple is aware of this battery wear issue, and is building a new feature into iOS 13 that will try to mitigate some of the damage that the regular charging does to the lithium pack.

The new feature, called "Optimized battery charging," will be turned on by default on devices.

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