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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 21 20:15

Verizon Kicking People Off Network

Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month

(*They're Doing Them A Favor !)

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 21 13:35

The Scam Known as Social Security Trust Funds

There is no trust fund. There is only a pile of IOU’s issued by the government.

Sep 21 11:16

International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

Statistical data will not convince people who have made up their minds. They can always find another statistical analysis that agrees with them. Most people have not made up their minds. They can be educated. The more people know about the debate over the Second Amendment, the more likely they are to become Second Amendment supporters.

Sep 21 11:05

The Biggest Lie: The CIA and NSA Produce National Security and Need Secrecy

What we really need for 9/11 truth is to open the files of the CIA, NSA and FBI, and we need it for truth in many other realms too. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have a petition that seeks a new and truly independent investigation. This is a step in the right direction. We need far more than that. We need to penetrate the secrecy of the CIA and NSA on a timely and complete basis, not 50 years after the fact and only partially. Their files have to be opened. We cannot let the government continue to hide behind “national security”.

Sep 21 11:02

"Extraordinary & Worrisome" - WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.

CNN reported Monday that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager from May to August in 2016. The story claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. That warrant lapsed, but the FBI convinced the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to issue a second order as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the election.

Guess who has lived in a condo in Trump Tower since 2006? Paul Manafort.

The story suggests the monitoring started in the summer or fall, and extended into early this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this moment in its history, all that I expect from the Occupied Uhninged Surveilled States of America, is continuous, pathological lying.

That is why it is so important that the Independent Media in this country not lose heart; our day is coming.

Sep 21 10:47

Markets run health care better than government mandates

Patients have no option to switch insurance companies or hospitals because such freestanding entities have long been abolished, and with them, any hope of free-market accountability or efficiency. Abandoning the unique principles our revolutionary nation was founded on runs the risk of betraying those very same people—the poor, weak, and sick—we seek to protect.

Sep 21 10:32

Driving Miss Crazy: Morgan Freeman Declares War on Russia at Rob Reiner's Behest

Social media is awash with outrage after Hollywood megastar Morgan Freeman appeared in a propaganda video issued by a newly-established anti-Russian non-profit group, in which he declares Washington is at war with Moscow.

Morgan Freeman is an almost universally beloved figure in the West, and his famed golden voice almost universally beloved across the West, so it's understandable why the newly-established Committee to Investigate Russia might choose him to front its propaganda campaign.

However, initial reactions to the clip on social media suggest the move might've been a titanic misfire, as even supporters of the #TheRussiansDidIt hypothesis criticizing the group, and slamming the video's incendiary tone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder what a forensic accounting of the group sponsoring this video would reveal about who actually paid for this?!?

The "cozying up" between the US government/military and "Hollowood", over decades, is no big secret.

Shell corporations, posing as non-profits, are a common feature in the American business landscape these days.

Any professional respect I once had for this very capable actor, which was huge, has just been shattered into absolute oblivion.

Did he not realise, upon accepting the gig, which was allegedly fronted by Rob Reiner, that he is actually working for the military/industrial complex of the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika?!?

Because the ultimate "winner" in the ratcheting up of tensions between the OUSSA and Russia, will be only that warmongering gang of thugs which manufacture weapons, in terms of more huge outlays in military spending, as the Deep State is actually planning to go to war against Russia AND China, to prevent the rise of the ruble and yuan against the petrodollar.

Washington plans to Nuke Russia and China

And how many defense companies may be in Rob Reiner's financial portfolio at this moment?!?

He is rumored to be worth 60 million in net worth at this point in his career

Did all of that come only from residuals and socially conscious investing?!? One has to wonder.

Sep 21 10:22

YOU HAVE TO BE IN AWE OF REDNECK ENGINEERING (20 PHOTOS)

Rednecks have never gotten enough credit for their inventions and contributions to the engineering world. Their prototypes may be crude at first glance, but there’s a nugget of moonshine soaked genius in there somewhere.

Get ready, ya’ll, the greatest examples of redneck engineering are coming at ya.

Sep 21 10:07

China says North Korean situation more serious by the day

The situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and cannot be allowed to spin out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his German counterpart, the state-run China News Service said on Thursday.

A resolution to the North Korea issue cannot only rely on sanctions and not talks, Wang said, meeting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting in New York on Wednesday, the report added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Yi is absolutely correct in his assessment.

China absolutely does NOT want to get mired in a war between the US and North Korea, and is very teed off that the confrontation has pushed tensions in the region to a knife's edge.

The US tolerates a nuclear-armed China; a nuclear-armed Israel; a nuclear-armed Russia; a nuclear-armed Pakistan; and a nuclear-armed India; why is it pathologically incapable, under President Trump's watch, of tolerating a nuclear-armed North Korea?!?

These weapons are developed as a deterrent to invasion, and would never be used in a first-strike capability by North Korea, because they understand that should they do so, the US, South Korea. and Japan would have their country reduced to molten glass in a heartbeat.

Sep 21 10:00

Egomaniac Obama refers to himself 96 times during short speech to Gates group

during the roughly 48-minute appearance

Sep 21 09:57

TRUMP FALLS IN LINE WITH INTERVENTIONISM

In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice of low expectations – people praise him for reading from a Teleprompter even if his words make little sense – but there is no getting around the reality that his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly must rank as one of the most embarrassing moments in America’s relations with the global community.

Trump offered a crude patchwork of propaganda and bluster, partly delivered as a campaign speech praising his own leadership – boasting about the relatively strong U.S. economy that he mostly inherited from President Obama – and partly reflecting his continued subservience to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump did NOT inherit "...relatively strong U.S. economy" from President Obama; look at all the corporate bankruptcies which have happened in 2016, and 2017, to begin to comprehend the problems with the US economy, which have seen massive Federal and personal debt increase, coupled with the steady outsourcing/offshoring of jobs which used to be the mainstay of the American middle class.

But the rest of the article is absolutely correct, in pointing out President Trump's embracing everything that has failed, spectacularly, with US foreign policy under Bush's and Obama's regimes.

And it appears he is about to double down with North Korea, Iran, and perhaps even Venezuela.

IF, in fact, the US government goes to war against both North Korea and Iran, and choses to fire the first shot, we may well see China defending North Korea, and Russia defending Iran, militarily.

I wish someone who has the President's ear, other than the official triumverate of Mc Master, Kelly, and Mattis, would politely inform President Trump that the US military does not have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry; or the troop strength to positively militarily engage either country at this point.

After a show of force in Syria, Russia has other countries clamoring for their weapons, because they work as advertised; most American weapons, unfortunately, do not.

Need I remind you of the utter fluster cluck and debacle which is the Lockheed Martin's F-35, which has cost taxpayers billions, but still cannot perform to speck, and may take billions more to ever fix?!?

I rest my case.

Sep 21 09:38

DHS PAYS POLICE MILLIONS TO TICKET AND PROSECUTE MOTORISTS

It used to be the DOJ, COPS, NHTSA and the USDOT were responsible for paying police to ticket motorists.

In the past few years, things have taken a turn for the worse. It now appears that DHS has become the largest cash provider for police departments.

What does that mean for motorists?

It means more tickets.

A recent article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, reveals that the Blount County Sheriff's Office received $91,488 from DHS to create 'specialized enforcement' on The Dragon, a section of U.S. Highway 129 near the North Carolina state line.

Another article in the Tennessean revealed how DHS is giving prosecutors millions to target motorists.

"State Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey was joined by Vic Donoho, director of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, in Dickson on Aug. 30 as one part of a four-city, statewide tour Wednesday to announce $19 million in federal grants for programs to reduce road fatalities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When citations become revenue generators for cities and states, expect them to increase exponentially from now on.

In light of the fact that Mike and I are driving an 18 year old crudmobile, we tend to treat it very gently, and generally drive very conservatively.

But for those out there driving in states where a radar detector is legal to use, it might not be a bad investment right now.

Sep 21 09:37

Obama refers to himself 96 times during short speech to Gates group

Even when he’s appearing with a revolutionary of modern society, Barack Obama can’t help but talk about himself.

A lot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remind me how much they paid him for this speech!

Sep 21 09:29

Group of 10 teenage girls attack and rob a woman on a Philadelphia train 'after she tried to stop them from bullying some younger children'

Shocking video shows a group of teenage girls assaulting a young woman and allegedly robbing the woman of her phone.

Video from NBC Philadelphia shows a chaotic fight scene as a group of at least 10 girls appears to assail a woman.

A witness told NBC that the woman had tried to defend a different set of younger girls that the offensive group was bullying.

Sep 21 09:29

U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS WEIGHS USING “KINETIC WEAPON” ON NORTH KOREA

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was “any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk,” Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.”

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

“Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul,” a reporter asked. “Are we talking kinetic options as well?”

“Yes, I don’t want to go into that,” Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would “involve the massive shelling of an ally’s capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But can this weapon prevent the deployment of heavy conventional artillery, as is commonly known to be dispersed in bunkers all over North Korea, and aimed at South Korea?!?

That is a question I wish some reporter would ask Sec-Def Mattis, and soon.

Sep 21 09:23

Apocalyptic Flood: Puerto Rico River Rises 62ft ABOVE flood stage

Sep 21 09:22

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

Last year, U.S. bottled water sales reached $16 billion, up nearly 10 percent from 2015, according to Beverage Marketing Corp. They outpaced soda sales for the first time as drinkers continue to seek convenience and healthier options and worry about the safety of tap water after the high-profile contamination in Flint, Mich., about a two-hour drive from Mecosta. Nestlé alone sold $7.7 billion worth worldwide, with more than $343 million of it coming from Michigan, where the company bottles Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water and Pure Life, its purified water line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This thievery of what should be clean, public resources for water, should be criminal, and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Unfortunately with Nestle, which I am sure has a thoroughly deserved reputation for buying local and federal politicians, in order to bend them to their corporate agendas, that may well happen only when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Sep 21 09:14

IT HAS STARTED: CREEPING GLOBAL DE-DOLLARIZATION

The issue of when a global reserve currency begins or ends is not an exact science. There are no press releases announcing it, and neither are there big international conferences that end with the signing of treaties and a photo shoot. Nevertheless we can say with confidence that the reign of every world reserve currency has to come to and end at some point in time. During a changeover from one global currency to another, gold (and to a lesser extent silver) has always played a decisive role. Central banks and governments have long been aware that the dollar has a sell-by date as a reserve currency. But it has taken until now for the subject to be discussed openly. The fact that the issue has been on the radar of a powerful bank like JP Morgan for at least five years, should give one pause. Questions regarding the global reserve currency are not exactly discussed on CNBC every day. Most mainstream economists avoid the topic like the plague. The issue is too politically charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the BRIC nations bypassing the dollar completely in their trade, we are seeing the wheels starting to come off the car represented by the petrodollar, and with amazing rapidity.

23 Countries Now Abandoning US Dollar

Picking up some gold and silver (for its melt value, not numismatic value), if at all possible, may not be a bad thing right now.

Karl Marx was right on at least one thing; all wars are economic in origin.

Look at who is getting demonized right now in the corporate presstitute media, outside of North Korea; China, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran. What do these countries have in common?!?

They have stopped using the US dollar in international trading.

Sep 21 08:57

SCIENCE FOR SALE: SHOCKING EMAILS REVEAL EDITOR OF FOOD SCIENCE JOURNAL WAS ON MONSANTO’S PAYROLL AT $400 PER HOUR

(Natural News) Recently released court documents reveal what many people have long suspected: Monsanto had a hand in the retraction of a groundbreaking study that left little doubt about the dangers of glyphosate in a prominent food science journal.

Monsanto will do anything to protect the reputation of Roundup and its other herbicide products – which earned them $1.9 billion in gross profits in 2015 alone – and that includes silencing their detractors.

It has now emerged that the Editor in Chief of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology who oversaw the famous study’s retraction was on Monsanto’s payroll. This is a conflict of interest at best, and possibly something far more underhanded, and they might have gotten away with it had their lawyers succeeded in preventing their internal documents from being released in a class action lawsuit filed against the firm by cancer patients.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seralini sued, in order to reclaim his professional reputation, and won.

Monsanto PR war falls short: Séralini wins lawsuit

One of the most horrific, immoral actions on behalf of scientists is science for sale, to endorse anything for a buck. This includes vaccines, or alleged
treatments that are supposed to make people better, but frequently do not.

Remember, back in the day, when doctors promoted the smoking of cigarettes?!?

I am old enough to remember these adverts.

Vintage Ads of Doctors Endorsing Tobacco


Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

Cigarettes were once "physician tested and approved

More Doctors Smoke Camels than any other cigarette

To create better health for yourself, and those you care about, please ignore, don't buy, and don't eat, GMO food, as though it were the plague.

Talk to the manager of your local big-box store, or your market, and let them know that you are willing to pay more to insure the food you are eating is GMO free, or that you will change where you go to buy your groceries if the store will not offer gmo-free food.

Loss of revenue is something these stores do not want to see happen; if enough of us have that conversation with these mangers, our ability to get GMO free food will be greater.

Sep 21 08:40

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because of fears that it could be used to create babies to order, will deepen understanding of the biology of early human development.

CRISPR/Cas9 can enable scientists to find and modify or replace genetic defects. Many describe it as game-changing.

"One way to find out what a gene does in the developing embryo is to see what happens when it isn't working," said Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientists who led the research at Britain's Francis Crick Institute.

"Now we have demonstrated an efficient way of doing this, we hope that other scientists will use it to find out the roles of other genes."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My primary concern about this technology is that it may well be used to prevent the birth of people who are "divergent" in their intelligence, and ask too many logical questions which world governments do not want answered, because it would unmask the basis for control of their populations.

Sep 21 08:34

LOVING OUR DEBT-SERFDOM: OUR NEOFEUDAL STATUS QUO

Democracy (i.e. political influence) and ownership of productive assets are the exclusive domains of the New Aristocracy.

I have often used the words neoliberal, neocolonial and neofeudal to describe our socio-economic-political status quo. Here are my shorthand descriptions of each term:

1. Neoliberal: the commoditization / financialization of every asset, input (such as labor) and output of the economy; the privatization of the public commons, and the maximizing of private profits while costs and losses are socialized, i.e. transferred to the taxpayers.

2. Neocolonial: the exploitation of the domestic populace using the same debt-servitude model used to subjugate, control and extract profits from overseas populations.

3. Neofeudal: the indenturing of the workforce via debt and financial repression to a new Aristocracy; the disempowerment of the workforce into powerless debt-serfs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the deaths and maimings for life of so many of our brave military service people in Iraq and Afganinstan,ultimately for control of the oil pipelines and mineral resources of these countries, and my nacent, dawning understanding of Karl Marx's statement that "all wars are economic in nature", I can no longer buy into anything the corporate presstitutes are saying. They may get the weather correctly, but even that can be problematic.

The Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled State of America has never been a true meritocracy; it has always been about power, money, and influence, of which I have precious little.

But I have never bought into victimhood or identity politics, which I think, has been a reasonbly healthy way in which to behave. As a 68 year old, still working woman, an equity feminist, and a published composer, I appreciate what I can still bring to the table, in terms of both art and business.

I will not be defined by a corpratocracy which may dictate that I am "over the hill". You would never hear that from the clients for whom I do marketing!! :-)

Sep 21 08:06

Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end

The Syrians with beaucoup Russian support are going to take Syria back from the US and it's terrorists. Get ready for a lot of US casualties.

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

Sep 21 08:02

Hurricane Maria: US mainland is not out of the woods yet

The current forecast does not show a direct hit on the East Coast, forecasters say, but such a path cannot be ruled out this far in advance.

Sep 21 07:55

Homework assignment gone horribly wrong: Teacher asks kids to identify ‘as a member of the KKK’ (5 Pics)

The uncle of a fifth grade South Carolina student went on a one man mission to have a teacher disciplined for a homework assignment on the KKK, and he was successful.
The man, Tremain Cooper, went after Oak Pointe Elementary School teacher Kerri Roberts after she assigned homework that asked students to identify themselves as a member of the KKK and justify the group’s treatment of blacks.

Sep 21 07:54

Johnson & Johnson heiress caught on camera 'losing her temper and trying to kick her horse in the stomach' at Hampton Classic Horse Show

A wealthy heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune has reportedly been caught on camera 'trying to kick her horse in the stomach.'

A video was released of the incident at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in New York earlier this month.

The Chronicle identified the rider as heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton with her horse Joe Cool.

Sep 21 07:53

Hot, single Florida woman creates sexy sign to get power restored, and she REALLY needed it!

A Florida woman had an innovative way to get her power restored in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Kynse Agles posed next to a sign she placed outside of her house that read “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life,” ABC Action News reported.

Sep 21 07:47

Phoenix Will Be Almost Unlivable By 2050 Thanks To Climate Change

Sorry to put such a fine point on this, but even without climate change, Phoenix, Arizona, is already pretty uninhabitable. Don't get me wrong, I spend a fair amount of time there, and I love it—particularly in the fall and winter—but without air-conditioning and refrigeration, it would be unlivable as is. Even with those modern conveniences, the hottest months take their toll on my feeble Southern Californian body and brain. The historical average number of days per year in Phoenix that hit 100 degrees is a mind-bending 92. But that number is rapidly rising as climate change bears down on America's fifth-largest city.

Sep 21 07:47

A Shocking Number Of College Kids Think Violence Against A Speaker Is OK

Results of a survey published this week by the Brookings Institute paint an pretty bleak picture of how college students view free speech in the US. John Villasenor, a researcher at Brookings, asked 1,500 kids enrolled in schools across 49 states and Washington, DC, four questions about their thoughts on the First Amendment and found that not only did they possess a shocking ignorance about one of the country's foundational ideas, but that many condoned violence against people they disagreed with.

Sep 21 07:44

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Wednesday (Sept. 20), battering the U.S. territory with heavy winds and torrential rainfall. Now that the worst of the storm has passed, staff at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory are preparing to start surveying the damage.

Sep 21 07:42

THU 9/21 8:09 AM EDT: Hurricane Maria moving away from Puerto Rico

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Sep 21 07:38

Hours After Irma, Miami-Dade County Officials Do Stupidest Thing Possible

Later Monday afternoon, as Celso was clearing the tree branches, a car pulled up from Miami-Dade County…

Celso Perez: “And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something.”

The code enforcement guy did give Celso something…

Celso Perez: “He said he would have to cite me for having my fence down.”

This warning was slapped on the part of the fence still standing. Celso is a very calm guy. His reaction?

Celso Perez: “I laughed. I thought he was kidding. ‘You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.’ ‘No, I’m not kidding. I have to cite you for this.’ I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!”

Celso was told he got the warning was because the fence Irma knocked over made it easy to access his pool and he needed to fix that.

Sep 21 07:37

School forced child in detention to write she was "one step closer to DEATH" as punishment (5 Pics)

A school has apologised after a pupil who was late to class was punished by being forced to write she was "one step closer to DEATH" - from a passage suggesting she may be "insane or mad".

The teenager was given a one-hour after school detention when she was a minute late for class, her family claim.

Sep 21 07:34

REPORT: President Trump Has Decided to Refuse to Certify Iran's Nuclear Deal Compliance

NBC is reporting , citing several sources, that President Trump will refuse to certify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal, the JCPOA, and he will do so before the October 15 deadline to report to Congress on Iran’s performance.

President Trump is leaning toward decertifying the Iran nuclear deal and putting the decision of whether the U.S. will withdraw from the accord in the hands of Congress>>>

(*reads like a sound bit of strong definitive speculation !)

Sep 21 06:55

Syria is a ‘Laboratory’ for the Air War of the Future

U.S. airmen are rapidly developing and remixing new technologies and techniques in the fight against ISIS, but sometimes you can’t beat the tried and true.

ISIS doesn’t have an Air Force, but the Syrian skies are nevertheless a rapidly evolving “laboratory” for air warfare, said U.S. military leaders, who described how the U.S. is fusing cyber attacks with real bombs and using open-source intelligence to find and strike targets.

>>>

(*How's that working out?)

Sep 21 06:42

North Korea Is Threatening War With The U.S., And It Won't Pay Its NYC Parking Tickets

As if the U.S. and North Korea hadn't had enough bilateral tensions, outstanding parking fines from North Korea’s diplomatic mission to the U.N. add insult to injury. According to NBC New York, the mission owes as much as $156,000 to the city of New York for more than 1,300 unpaid tickets that date back to the 1990s.

Sep 21 06:42

Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich

Africa is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday.
“Africa has tremendous business potential,” Trump continued, while hosting the leaders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Sep 21 06:37

3-minute video: Sandy Hook ‘mom’ and Charlottesville ‘mom’ have identical facial features demanding independent professional investigation

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Among hundreds in alternative media, I’ve documented tragic-comic crisis actors used by the US .01% illegal rogue state empire to manipulate policies for war and gun confiscation (here, here, here), and contributed to the body of evidence that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation for gun confiscation.

Our government’s attempt at gun confiscation was the issue that sparked the American Revolution.

Yogi Tolord’s sharp 3-minute video comparing identical facial features for alleged “mothers” of Sandy Hook and Charlottesville:

Sep 21 06:32

Descent into Barbarism:

Descent into Barbarism: Trump Makes Virtue Out of War And Genocide at The UN
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International war crimes lawyer Christopher Black said Trump’s speech amounted to a stunning self-indictment. The Canadian-based attorney said the American president’s words were a shockingly explicit repudiation of UN principles and international law on several counts.

With regard to North Korea, Black said: “The US president is threatening aggression under the false guise of ‘defense.' By openly stating the US will act alone to use military force is a violation of the United Nations’ Charter. Such unilateral use of military force is also a violation of the Nuremberg principles which condemned Nazi Germany for promulgating similar baseless justifications for its aggression.”

The lawyer also added that Trump’s warning to “totally destroy North Korea is advocating the genocide of an entire people.”>>>

Sep 21 06:19

Paul Craig Roberts: More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea

Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the “policeman of the world” role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over.>>>

Sep 21 06:11

Trump’s “Mein Kampf” Tirade at the United Nations

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Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the “scourge of war” and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was “ready, willing and able” to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people.

The fact that nobody in the assembly moved for Trump’s arrest as a war criminal, or even told the fascistic bully to sit down and shut up, is a measure of the bankruptcy of the UN itself.>>>

Sep 21 06:04

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine Vows Carnage For New Axis of Evil

One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president of the United States, facing the bloated bureaucracy that passes for the “international community,” threatened to “wipe off the map” the whole of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (25 million people). And may however many millions of South Koreans who perish as collateral damage be damned.

Multiple attempts have been made to connect Trump’s threats to the madman theory cooked up by “Tricky Dicky” Nixon in cahoots with Henry Kissinger>>>

Sep 21 05:47

Government Sues Citizens for Requesting Information - #NewWorldNextWeek - corbettreport

Published on Sep 21, 2017Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Agencies Suing Citizens, Journalists Who Seek Public Records
http://bit.ly/2yf3BQ7

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has ‘Gone Missing’
http://bit.ly/2fju1wx

The CIA Preps Their Next JFK Psyop
http://bit.ly/2yr6nmz

Story #2: PM May Warns Tech Firms Over Terror Content
http://bit.ly/2jMe9Eh

Facebook, Google Are ‘Surveillance States’ That Risk Regulation
http://bit.ly/2fbHBy9

Trump, Netanyahu Ready United Assault Against Iran Nuclear Deal
http://bit.ly/2wz57QR

Netanyahu Hails Trump’s ‘Courageous’ UN Speech Blasting Iran
http://bit.ly/2xor3Nx

Netanyahu: Trump Is Changing the World by Supporting Israel
http://bit.ly/2yqHCXq

Sep 21 05:38

President Hassan Rouhani Speech at UN

President Rouhani talked about the 2015 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

"Iran does not threat anybody and the same way will not bend to anybody’s threat." President Rouhani

Sep 21 05:15

Rand Paul: Don't Blow Up Iran Deal

Sen. Rand Paul, who opposed the nuclear deal with Iran two years ago, wants the United States to stay in the agreement — even as President Donald Trump sends clues that he is preparing to derail it.

In an interview Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican said he believes evidence shows that Iran has been complying with the terms of the deal, cut by former President Barack Obama >>>

Sep 21 05:14

"The News" is a Social Construct. It is Used to Program You. - corbettreport


Published on Sep 20, 2017SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24020

If all the "alternative" media ever does is report on "the news" (as decided by the MSM), then aren't they just unwitting participants in the mockingbird media system? Join James for this heady thought for the day as he dissects the idea of "the news" and talks about the real value of an outlet like The Corbett Report.

Sep 21 05:11

Trump Claims to Have Decided on Iran Deal, Offers No Details

A mid-October deadline to decide whether or not to certify that Iran is complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal is fast approaching. President Trump says that he’s already decided what he’s going to say, though what that is remains a secret.

Trump has been overtly hostile to the P5+1 deal, and wanted to declare Iran in violation last time, even though the rest of the cabinet noted there were no actual violations.>>>

Sep 21 05:06

The Turkish town where the poor never go hungry. Restaurants in a small eastern Anatolian town are offering free meals to those in need, a tradition that has carried on for decade

Under the glaring sun of a Saturday afternoon in August, a restaurant in a small eastern Turkish town welcomes its “most valuable customers”.
It is only one of the many establishments across the town where those in need are invited to eat free of charge. This well-preserved tradition has been carried down from generation to generation for decades.

Sep 21 05:06

Deaf Man Shot Dead by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Scream in Horror

A deaf man carrying a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police on Tuesday night as neighbors frantically tried to tell officers that he couldn't hear their commands.
Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was shot and Tasered on a porch on Tuesday around 8:15 p.m. after he allegedly advanced toward officers following a hit-and-run involving his father, Police Capt. Bo Mathews said Wednesday.

Sep 21 04:58

Raimondo: Trump at the UN: The Politics of Rodomontade

Full of sound and fury, signifying not much

What will go down in history as the “Rocket man” speech underscores the confusion, the contradictions, the dangers, and even some of the virtues – however attenuated – of the Trump presidency.

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Sep 21 04:41

Mattis: Budget Uncertainty Endangers US Survival

It’s a time honored tradition for Defense Secretaries to complain about the budget caps imposed in 2011, even though Congress has literally never failed to circumvent those caps. James Mattis followed that trend of alarmism, but seemingly at the worst possible time.

Mattis claimed that budget uncertainty has him questioning “whether or not America has the ability to survive.” The US, of course, spends many-fold more on their military than any other nation>>>

(*and still cant seem to be able to "Get The Job Done" in an efficient manner when we go into any of the impoverished nations we usually choose to pick on)

Sep 20 21:50

US Strategic Command Chief: Iran Fully Adhering to Nuclear Deal

Amid expectations that President Trump is going to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, refusing the admit to Congress that Iran is complying, US Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten has affirmed that Iran is fully complying with the terms of the deal.

Sep 20 19:01

FEMA conducting “mandatory nationwide test” on Sept. 27

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be taking over the “radio, television, cable, and direct broadcast satellite systems”

Sep 20 14:34

Just Say No to Early Christmas Decorations or Bah Humbug!!!!!!

These big-box stores need to put back Christmas displays until after Thanksgiving or at least a week before Black Friday. The early Christmas promotion has become absurd. I remember watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade every year and the last float had Santa Clause. I would not surprise me if Santa Clause appears in the St Patrics parade as the last float while Easter has not arrived yet.. I hope they do not go over the top with promoting Christmas season going to the extreme.

The Big Box store Claire and I go to have their Christmas stuff up already!

Sep 20 13:18

Alleged Nashville Shooting Brings Social Relations Into Relief

The alleged shooting of a homeless man by an apparently well-off young woman in Nashville, Tennessee last month might serve as a metaphor for the growing class inequality in a city that has become one of the most unequal in the nation.

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 11:54

US Teens Slower To Drink Or Have Sex Than Previous Generation – Study

US teenagers are growing up slower than previous generations, avoiding adult activities such as drinking alcohol and having sex until later in life, according to a new study.

Sep 20 11:45

850 jihadists killed as Russian warplanes help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive – Moscow

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.

Sep 20 10:59

Trump Gives CIA More Autonomy on Drone Strikes

Stupid is as Stupid does!

In this case, Trump told CIA Director Mike Pompeo and other officials that he wants an even more aggressive drone posture from the CIA, and granted them broad autonomy in who to kill and when. This included allowing CIA strikes in Syria, something which heretofore hadn’t been mentioned.

Sep 20 08:24

The Democrats Wanted Trump

Yes, Hillary, the media did help Trump win. But so did your team.
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a study by the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy found that during 2015, major news outlets covered Trump “in a way that was unusual given his low initial polling numbers — a high volume of media coverage preceded Trump’s rise in the polls.”

A big chunk of this coverage, the report found, was positive in tone. Of course, that tone would drastically change as soon as Trump won the GOP nomination. It was curious happenstance, but somehow, the preponderance of ugly stories regarding his past began pouring forth only after he captured the nomination. The man didn’t change at all; the coverage did.

(*resubmitted for those who may have missed the result of the study)

Sep 20 08:11

Trump Vomits Hatred All Over The United Nations General Assembly

Does anyone believe that Trump wrote this speech or any other speech for that matter? Trump is a ventriloquist dummy, delivering words scripted by the military industrial complex. It is difficult to imagine how far we have fallen when the president of our nation threatens to savage and destroy 24 million people and the UN applauds this ignorant savage. We should all be appalled and ashamed as our country slips further into fascism. Tom Feeley

Sep 20 08:08

Professor: “We’ll Just Get Rid of All the Whites in the United States”

Baker, who is a Pediatrics-Infectious Disease Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, told a National Meningitis Association panel discussion that a “solution” to the large numbers of white people who refuse to let their children be given vaccines is to “get rid” of white people.

“We’re talking about the minority [of vaccine refusers], and strategies against the minority,” said Baker. “So I have the solution: Every study published in the last five years, you look at vaccine refusers, I’m not talking about people we can talk them into coming to terms, but refusers. Let’s just get rid of all the whites in the United States, because Houston is the most diverse city in the entire United States.”

Baker went on to note how she as a white person was “in the [racial] minority for more than 20 years in the city of Houston,” adding that immigrants are superior because they take their vaccines.

Sep 20 08:07

WAR BEX - Brutal And Inhumane Laws North Koreans Are Forced To Live Under

North Korea’s recent strides towards building nuclear weapons has brought the hermit nation into sharp international focus.
The state’s young dictator, Kim Jong-un, was photographed earlier this month relishing his nation’s progress developing a hydrogen bomb at a lavish celebration, even as the continued tests brought new United Nations sanctions and an increasing threat of war.

Sep 20 08:07

Grandfather Hands Stranger's Toddler $20 Bill In Target For Most Tragic Reason

A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.
Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, says she was visiting the Fort Smith Target with her son Owen when the gregarious child struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper.

Sep 20 07:55

Republican House Speaker pushes for removing Confederate plaque from Texas Capitol

The Speaker of the Texas House is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque in the Captiol in Austin.

Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said in a Tuesday Facebook post that he sent a letter to the State Preservation Board to take down the Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque that hangs on the first floor.

Sep 20 07:52

Maxine Waters pushes Trump impeachment — during eulogy!

The California congresswoman went on a stem winder of a eulogy during comedian Dick Gregory’s funeral on Saturday, quickly turning it political and attacking the president of the United States, instead of remembering her friend.

Sep 20 07:40

Trump, Isolation, UN, Hurricanes and Hillary. Michael Rivero - September 19, 2017

Sep 20 07:29

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People Seized in Single NYC Bust: Prosecutors

Authorities confiscated nearly 195 pounds of fentanyl in a pair of busts that prosecutors said included one sting that netted 32 million lethal doses of the drug, an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin.

Sep 20 07:29

Criminology student, 22, who falsely cried rape at taxi driver is jailed for 16 months

A criminology student who lied about being raped by a taxi driver after he refused to accept a kebab-soaked tenner has been jailed for 16 months.
Wannabe cop Sophie Pointon told police officers that she had been sexually assaulted in the back of the cab she had been picked up in after a night out in Leeds city centre.

Sep 20 06:57

Man's body decomposed for eight months in airport parking while family searched the states

While Randy Potter’s family and friends were searching across states to find him for the past eight months, his body was decomposing in a truck at a nearby airport.
They organised search parties, scoured through local parks and enlisted the help of a private investigator.
But the entire time, Potter was already dead, apparently by suicide, at a location where the family had previously searched for him, his wife, Carolina Potter, said.

Sep 20 06:56

The Daily Show’s Perfect Response Took Trump Down Hard For His Childish UN Speech

The Daily Show had the perfect response to Trump’s UN speech. They put out a video framing Trump as a troubled seven-year-old boy who was allowed to address the UN.
(*Video at source)
The video, even though it was a parody, perfectly captured the tone of Trump’s speech to the UN. Trump is the grown man-child who desperately wants to prove that he belongs with the adults, but can’t save himself from his own childish outbursts.

Sep 20 06:47

HURRICANE MARIA - latest track

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Center of the storm now over Puerto Rico. Still predicted to miss the US mainland although the outer edges of the storm will bring rain to the coastal areas.

Sep 20 06:43

Just Look At The Reaction Of Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Trump’s UN Speech Disaster

Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly was captured with his head in his hands, as he listened to the President threaten to totally destroy 25 million people. http://15130-presscdn-0-89.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

Trump’s speech with a threat to totally destroy North Korea and the decision to call Kim Jung Un “rocket man” was a humiliating disaster, but as Gen. Kelly knows threatening war comes with potentially grave consequences. Remember all of those stories about how Kelly was getting Trump under control and bringing order to the White House? Watch Trump’s speech, and look at Kelly’s reaction. It is clear who is winning the fight between order and chaos, and it isn’t the Chief of Staff.

The Trump speech was a disaster, no matter how much some in the media may bend over backward to justify it>>>

Sep 20 06:34

Mexico City earthquake: Parents and rescuers search for children in rubble of collapsed school

Desperate parents join police, firefighters and volunteers as they work through the night in a frantic search for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school.

Sep 20 06:28

Professors told to report students who make campus ‘less inclusive’ to Behavior Assessment Team

As colleges across the country struggle with questions related to free speech on campuses, some schools have implemented policies that appear to give administrators significant latitude to discipline students for speaking in unpopular ways.

Most recently, the dean’s office of Utah Valley University, a public institution located in the north-central part of Utah, distributed a guidance letter to all faculty encouraging them to report to the school’s Behavior Assessment Team any students who use “inappropriate language,” are “argumentative,” or who speak “loudly.”

Sep 20 06:18

No evidence to link London attack directly to militant groups: U.S. sources

British police and spy agencies have not found evidence that last week’s attack on a London commuter train was ordered or organized by a recognized militant group, according to U.S. and British government sources familiar with the investigation.

Counter-terrorism officers have arrested two men after a crude homemade bomb sent flames shooting through a packed carriage at west London’s Parsons Green underground station during the Friday morning rush hour, injuring 30 people although it apparently failed to detonate fully.

Sep 20 06:07

Norway's pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000

Norway's giant pension fund is now worth over $1 trillion. Yes, 1 followed by 12 zeros.
The fund's managers announced Tuesday that currency shifts had helped push its value above $1 trillion for the first time.

Sep 20 06:07

Woman shouted ‘If you can’t beat them, eat them’ after biting detective

A young woman shouted “If you can’t beat them, eat them” after she bit a detective in a Garda station.
Megan McQuaide (18) was arrested after she was involved in a traffic accident in Barnesmore, Co Donegal, on June 24th.

Sep 20 05:56

The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free

One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Critics from both parties howled that the pie-in-the-sky idea would bankrupt the country. Where, after all, would the money come from?

Those concerns were brushed aside Monday night, as the Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending>>>

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