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Aug 21 04:13

A City Lost For Centuries Has Been Uncovered By Archaeologists in Rural Kansas

"Lots of artifacts have been taken from here. Now we know why. There were 20,000 people living here for over 200 years."

Archaeologists have made a groundbreaking and unlikely discovery in the Great Plains of Kansas: a sprawling, centuries-old lost city.

Aug 21 04:09

Bedlam: The Real Horror Story Of The Bethlem Royal Hospital

Learn about the real Bedlam, the Bethlem Royal Hospital insane asylum so notorious that it entered the English language as a word for confusion and disorder.

If you were to visit the Bethlem Royal Hospital circa the 15th Century, it would look like a scene out of American Horror Story. Bethlem was the only institution in Europe that handled society’s “rejects”–namely the mentally or criminally ill–for the vast majority of European history.

Aug 21 01:08

Can You Hear Me Now?

Ex CIA director John Brennan is now complaining loudly and often that Trump is stifling his freedom of speech.

Aug 20 20:40

The 15 Creepiest Ghost Ships Ever Found On The High Seas

The mysteries surrounding these ghost ships involve everything from sulphuric acid to a famous yacht race.

In maritime history, there are numerous stories that sound eerily similar, stories of vessels appearing out of the blue, with not a single soul aboard and no sign of what happened to the crew.

Aug 20 17:42

Censorship is the New Front in the War on Consciousness

At its core, consciousness is the awareness of being aware. Which is extraordinarily relevant to today’s conversation about the internet censorship being openly carried out by big tech and big government.

Aug 20 17:40

The List of Products and Foods that Have Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate

The following list of products that have tested positive for glyphosate is quite unsettling, and the retailers who sell these products would do well for themselves to take the lead in calling for an outright ban on glyphosate.

Aug 20 14:30

Social Media Censorship—Here Are The Deep Basics

The obvious answer staring us in the face is: Google and Facebook and You Tube, for example, the largest social media corporations, are not “free companies.” -- They’ve been in bed with the intelligence community for a long time, and they favor wall to wall surveillance of the population. They favor the “liberal” version of a policed State, where correct opinions are let in the door and incorrect opinions are shut down.

Aug 20 14:13

3 shot at peace picnic in Chicago

Aug 20 13:59

Response to BBC report of 16th August 2018

On 16th August 2018, BBC released a report that is based upon a misunderstanding of a sermon delivered at the Mosque by the use of exerts taken out of context and we are in the process of obtaining legal advice concerning this report.

Such sensationalist reporting is not helpful to the Muslim community or the wider community, and only further damages good community relations.

Aug 20 13:36

Trump says it's 'very dangerous' when Twitter, Facebook self-regulate content

Major social media firms have for months been answering to calls of conservative censorship.

Trump's latest comments come just two weeks after major tech firms suspended or banned conservative radio host Alex Jones.

Aug 20 12:33

In memorium: Uri Avnery

Redress Information & Analysis joints the Israeli Peace Bloc Gush Shalom in mourning the death of Uri Avnery, founder-member of the bloc, founding-member of the Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, former publisher and editor-in-chief of Haolam Hazeh news magazine, and thrice member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, who has died at the age of 94. >>

Aug 20 12:12

Venezuela’s New Bolivar is Anchored to Cryptocurrency and It Just Went Into Effect

The new bills (2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500) are already in the hands of public and private banks. The Sovereign Bolivar will be anchored to the cryptocurrency Petro, which is backed by the oil reserves of the Caribbean country.

Aug 20 12:10

Wisconsin Company is Injecting RFID Microchips Into Hands of Employees – “They Love It”

The implant, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is also found in credit cards, debit cards, key fobs, and smartphones

Aug 20 12:08

Iran Defends Eurasia Integration By Unveiling New Fighter Jet

Iran served as a critical bridge in the ancient Silk Road, connecting the East and the West. It also has enormous potential to play a significant role in the new Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

With the threat of hot war almost a monthly occurrence, the Trump administration has unleashed economic warfare on Iran, as it has become clear: Iran is a significant piece of the BRI.

The assault of sanctions, launched after Washington’s unilateral pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, “should be interpreted as an advance gambit in the New Great Game at whose center lies in China’s New Silk Road–arguably the most important infrastructure project of the 21st century—and overall Eurasia integration,” said Pepe Escobar, a Brazilian journalist with focus on Central Asia and the Middle East.

The Trump administration’s economic warfare on Iran is evidence of how China’s New Silk Road, or BRI, threatens the American global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I type this, I am taking a peak at my calendar; it is 20 August, 2018.

The world (according to President Donald Trump), has only 75 days before his international and unilateral imposition of a ban against the buying of Iranian oil, which is Sunday, 4 November. Tuesday, 6 November, are the mid-term elections in the US.

Some countries, like China and Turkey, have already scoffed publicly at his threats of punitive sanctions, and other "or else!" language to which he turns his tongue, and are working their way around those threats.

I am seeing a major uptick in US articles demonizing Iran, claiming, for example, that it has "sleeper cells" in the US to wage the kind of mayhem which would make the horrors of 9/11 seem minor, in comparison.

Of course, when you trace those stories back to their origins, they generally have been concocted by none other than "Memri", a division of Mossad which is dedicated to mistranslations, or outright fantastical inventions, concerning what various Iranian leaders are allegedly supposed to have said.

I am deeply concerned about a potential US/Mossad "false flag" to be blamed upon Iran, as a justification for a major military action against it, right around that time, with a complete US Naval blockade of the Persian Gulf, preventing Iranian oil from getting shipped anywhere.Choke Points: Persian Gulf and East Asia, 2017

I understand that a quarter of the oil the world uses is shipped from this area.

I hope President Trump is cogent enough to realize that a war against Iran will most probably lead to wars with Russia and China as well, with them on Iran's side, and the US, NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other.

This will be attempted to regime change Tehran (Israel and Saudi Arabia's alleged "existential threat"); to make sure Iran's oil is only sold for US dollars, and to insure that Belt and Road Initiative, so critical to Eurasian integration, and in which China has become so heavily invested, cannot take place.

I would like to quietly and politely suggest to President Trump, that the needs and desires of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Israel, are at times, not at all in sync of those of We the People; the potential costs, in blood and money, completely outweigh the alleged "benefits" of such a war.

Aug 20 11:55

Ukraine — Russian!

Ukraine was under Russian sovereignty for three centuries. Only the collapse of the USSR made it an independent state

Back from Kiev and Odessa, we can say that utter calm prevails in Ukraine, except for the bloody armed conflict in Donetsk. But beware of the water that sleeps.

Ukraine is bankrupt and its current corrupt rulers that came to power following the Maidan Square coup d’état — that the CIA was behind, as Putin said during his long interview with the famous American journalist Oliver Stone in 2017, and as brought out in a Mediapart forum also in 2017 — lead a disgruntled country where the majority of inhabitants are pro-Russian, in a geopolitical US-Polish impasse.

All Ukrainians without exception speak and understand Russian, which is the dominant language in major cities such as Kharkiv, Kiev, and Odessa. Until the Tartar-Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century, Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian formed only one common language. Ukrainian, very close to Russian, is written with the same Cyrillic alphabet. In fact, only Galicia, for a long time Polish or Austro-Hungarian, looks further west than east.

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Aug 20 11:53

The “Festival of Sacrifice” will take place for 50,000 Muslims at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis tomorrow.

Eid al-Adha also called the "Festival of Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and considered the holier of the two.

Minnesota: Muslims say they will show their power next week at Vikings stadium

Aug 20 11:31

Power-Hungry Amazon Sticking Rural Americans With Tab For Data-Center Expansions

Amazon, through negotiated tax incentives and secret deals with power companies and politicians, has perfected the art of sticking rural Americans with the tab for their power-hungry data centers, reports Bloomberg.

Power companies, like politicians, actively pursue Amazon. In that way, the company fits into a long U.S. tradition of shifting costs from businesses to poor residents, who already pay about three times more of their income on utility bills than do wealthy households, according to a 2016 ACEEE study. The difference these days is that data-center operators, unlike manufacturing plants, can’t claim to be engines of job growth, says the ACEEE’s Elliott. -Bloomberg

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me unshocked at this revelation.

Aug 20 11:27

Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Linked To Autism In Children

Pregnant women with higher levels of a banned pesticide that’s still found in many foods today are more likely to have children diagnosed with autism, a new study finds.

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, is an insecticide widely used after its development in the 1940s. It’s particularly known to help prevent malaria, typhus, and other insect-borne diseases. Of course, it was also extremely useful for farmers and anyone else who found themselves frequently bugged by insects. The pesticide became commonly used across the world, but by the late 1950s, its dangerous effects on the environment and wildlife began to come into light; consequently in 1972, as it became clearer that it was unhealthy for human exposure, the Environmental Protection Agency banned its use in America.

Aug 20 11:21

"In Saying Papadopoulos Lied, FBI Reveals It's Also Lying Or Incompetent"

To say that George Papadopoulos’ lies (or inaccurate memory of the events, as his wife puts it) prevented the FBI from questioning, detaining, or arresting Joseph Mifsud is unbelievable.

Aug 20 11:21

Torture and Abuse in America’s Global Gulag

Societies are best judged by how they treat children, the elderly, the infirm, their most disadvantaged and prisoners.

America and Israel are the only developed nations officially permitting the practice.

The Bush/Cheney regime “Torture Memo” discarded all legal restraints.

It authorized extreme interrogation methods amounting to torture, including infliction of “intense pain or suffering” short of what would cause “serious physical injury so severe that death, organ failure, (loss of significant body functions), or permanent damage.”

It swept away habeas rights, due process, and equal protection under law – core legal protections for everyone charged, detained or imprisoned.

The Obama regime continued illegal torture and abusive practices. So do hardliners in charge of Trump regime’s geopolitical policies.

America’s gulag prison system operates at home and abroad, including unknown numbers of global black sites in numerous countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A country which tortures, or outsources torture, has lost both its moral compass, and its very soul.

Aug 20 11:18

Watch - Goon's Man Handle Elderly Lady Over Immigration Question - Trudeau : 'Racism has no place' in Canada

Why does prime minister trudeau continue to call Canadians racists?

Aug 20 10:56

Hypocrisy ALERT - BREAKING: Leading voice in #MeToo movement Asia Argento has paid $380,000 in settlement with male actor

Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento accused of sexual assault

Aug 20 10:52

Pentagon Spokesman: US to Stay in Iraq as Long as Needed

Col Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the US-led coalition in Iraq, says that US troops are intending to remain in Iraq “as long as we think they’re needed.” He says this is vital to the stabilization efforts in post-ISIS Iraq.

This is in keeping with other comments out of the Pentagon, where officials more or less uniformly envision a permanent US military presence in Iraq, and have not been shy in saying so. President Trump, however, disagrees, and has said he’s keen to withdraw troops once ISIS is defeated.

It’s not unusual for President Trump not to see eye to eye with the military brass on long-term troop deployments. Iraq seems to be unusual, in that instead of openly disagreeing with the president, the Pentagon’s comments appear to totally discount his opinion, and present their own plans as a foregone conclusion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Col. Sean Ryan, a word, please: has anyone run this "We'll be in Iraq forever" memo past Iraq's current elected leader, Muqtada Al Sadr?!?

Aug 20 10:50

Meghan Markle's dad says royal family is 'cult-like': They are ‘like Scientologists or the Stepford family'

“Maybe they have a secret handshake too!” he exclaimed. “You cannot ask a question of them — as they won’t answer.”

Aug 20 10:50

Congress, White House Reaching Breaking Point On Yemen?

Soon after a Saudi-led coalition strike on a bus killed 40 children on August 9, a CENTCOM spokesperson stated to Vox, “We may never know if the munition [used] was one that the U.S. sold to them.” This feigned ignorance is particularly fatiguing. CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel professed the same know-nothingness in March when he told Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that CENTCOM cannot track whether coalition missions burning US fuel and firing US munitions are responsible for strikes against civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war in Yemen is ANYTHING but a civil war; Saudi Arabia has attempted, with US enabling, to put down the Houthi rebellion for over 3 years now, with precious little success.

And the steerable bomb, used in this assassination of children, was supplied by the US. Jim Carrey got it right with his cartoon:

Jim Carrey Takes Aim at Yemen School Bus Bombing as Crime of US.

Here is the image of packaging for the bomb:

Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

But you see, this isn't the first time children have been assassinated in Yemen, courtesy of US bombs, used by the Saudis in Yemen, using US "guidance", or mid-air refueling: and I warn you; the images are very graphic.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing runs.

Congress should show some collective "male attributes" and repudiate the use of US forces or weaons for these actions; but chances are, President Trump being President Trump, that Congress will be over-ridden by an Executive Order, continuing these practices.

After all, Trump's two BFFs in the Middle East are the Butcher of Yemen (Saudi Arabia's Prince Bin Salman), and the Butcher of Gaza, Prime Minister Netanyahu. There is something about the sheer raw power necessary to order people assassinated which fascinates, and attracts, this President.

Aug 20 10:45

FDNY firefighters brawl ‘one of the most severe beatings seen on tape’: insider

just like many of their brothers in blue - they're crooked + thugs

Aug 20 10:25

Ongoing Purge Of Dissenting Voices Almost Claims Another Victim

Since Julian Assange was gagged earlier this year, state-sponsored censorship has attempted to snuff out the light of independent and alternative media voices from across the political spectrum. In the first half of August, this process appeared to escalate drastically. As Disobedient Media reported earlier this week, outlets from Infowars to Telesur have faced the wrath of technocratic social media giants.

The escalation of establishment censorship has been stunning. Just last week, former State Department official and whistleblower Peter Van Buren's Twitter account was suspended under dubious circumstances. Consortium News wrote of his suspension:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who are the corporate presstitutes other than "pushers" of the US Deep State agenda, which is generally a narrative preparatory to justifying some new war?!?

Van Buren simply stated the obvious, with his challenge, and was summarily punished for it.

And the reason for the timing of this purging has to be to subvert and silence as many anti-war independent voices as possible, in preparation for the coming war against Iran.

Aug 20 10:20

WATCH: CITIZEN ANNOUNCES HE'S RUNNING AGAINST CORRUPT SHERIFF, HIS HOME IS RAIDED, WIFE KIDNAPPED

In the land of the free, practicing democracy is often futile and even more often, highly corrupt. Illustrating the corrupt nature of this process is a case out of Georgia in which a sheriff with a history of alleged criminal activity is accused of harassing, intimidating, and even arresting innocent people who challenge his authority.

On August 10, Robert Hawes, a former deputy with the Clayton County sheriff’s department, announced that he would be running against the incumbent Sheriff Victor Hill. Days later police would be in his home, kidnapping his wife.

“This sounds like an effort to intimidate a potential political opponent, which is in my mind, not an appropriate use of law enforcement powers,” Harvey Newman, professor emeritus at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University told AJC. “We want people to feel able to speak truth to power. But this appears to be an effort to, if not silence that, to at least intimidate it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this kind of behaviour is amazingly common in this country, for those with any power to wield.

Aug 20 10:16

Secrets of the black sarcophagus revealed: Skeletons of a man in his 30s, another in his 40s and a woman in her 20s, are found inside bathed in sewage alongside gold plates covered in artwork

Three skeletons have been found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.
Nadia Kheider, from Egypt's Antiquities Ministry, revealed the skeletons belong to a woman in her early 20s, a man in his late 30s and a man in his early 40s.

Aug 20 10:16

Dramatic footage shows the moment the Genoa bridge collapsed as it is revealed experts knew corrosion had weakened highway by 20 per cent

This is the dramatic moment the Genoa highway bridge, which collapsed last week killing 43 people, comes crashing down onto the streets below.
CCTV footage shows concrete blocks and debris falling onto the roads, just seconds after a man is seen walking in the same spot, filling the screen with white dust.

Aug 20 10:15

Mothers breastfeeding in a council swimming pool are furious after staff asked them to leave the water because it 'breached their food and drink policy'

Two mothers who were breastfeeding in a council swimming pool have been left furious after staff asked them to leave the water because it breached their food and drink policy.

Aug 20 10:15

JUDGE IN BROWARD COUNTY DOCUMENTS CASE DECIDES THE FIRST AMENDMENT DOESN'T COVER THESE PUBLIC RECORDS

Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said the newspaper flouted her order that portions of a school district report about Cruz should remain shielded from the public. In the future, she declared, she will consider listing exactly what the newspaper can and cannot print.

What's worse is the judge stated in court the Sun Sentinel did something devious to expose the supposedly-redacted information, when it was actually the Broward County School Board that failed to do its job properly.

“You all manipulated that document so that it could be unredacted,” Scherer said. “That is no different than had they given it to you in an old-fashioned format, with black lines, and you found some type of a light that could view redacted portions and had printed that. It’s no different.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; just what is this judge so keen about the public not knowing regarding this school shooter?!?

Would it be prior interactions on the part of the school with Cruz, or the possibility that he was on - and/or trying to quit - some form of SSRI medication?!?

Aug 20 10:09

DEA MAKES SHOCKING MOVE, ORDERS INCREASE IN CANNABIS PRODUCTION BY 500% TO FIGHT OPIOID CRISIS

In an interesting turn of events, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a ruling which will greatly increase the amount of marijuana that can be grown legally for research purposes. In the same report, the DEA announced that they will be attempting to reduce the production of problematic opioid pharmaceuticals.

The amount of marijuana that can be grown previously had been roughly 1,000 pounds, but will be increasing to 5,400 pounds in 2019.

According to the filing, these numbers are quotas that “reflects the total amount of controlled substances necessary to meet the country’s medical, scientific, research, industrial, and export needs for the year and for the establishment and maintenance of reserve stocks,” DEA said.

Aug 20 10:07

FACEBOOK SUSPENDED A LATIN AMERICAN NEWS NETWORK AND GAVE THREE DIFFERENT REASONS WHY

it was unexpected when Telesur English blinked out of existence on the 13th, and even stranger when Facebook struggled to explain its own actions. At the time of its suspension, Telesur received this boilerplate message from Facebook:

Hello,

Your Page “teleSUR English” has been removed for violating our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorised individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

The Facebook Team

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a two word remedy for this kind of behaviour from Facebook: abandon Facebook!!

There are media platforms which do not do this; find them, use them, and avoid Facebook as though it were the plague.

Aug 20 10:02

APPLE REMOVES THOUSANDS OF APPS IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT

Apple has removed around 25,000 apps from its service after the Chinese government criticized the company for not doing enough to monitor content.

As the company makes further commitments to China amidst the ongoing trade war, the stakes are getting higher.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. companies are paying close attention to the messages they get from the Chinese government and the state media in this sensitive trade environment, said Ben Cavender, a director at China Market Research Group who focuses on consumer technology and retail.

“They are going to move very quickly to try to rectify that problem, because this is a situation where there could be a lot more backlash in the government in terms of regulations,” Mr. Cavender said.

As big tech companies move across the globe, internet regulations in the EU and China are impacting users in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apple's deplatforming of individuals who may be opposed to certain actions of China's government, and the evaporation of views not specifically held by the Chinese government, will be quick and brutal, in Apple's desire to corner the Chinese market; even far worse than what is going on here in the US at this point in time.

Aug 20 10:01

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

Michigan has become the first state to ban the National Security Agency’s intrusive data collection practices by passing a law that prohibits law enforcement and state agencies from turning over personal data to the federal government without due process.

The Fourth Amendment Rights Protection Act, or HB4430, will go into effect next month after it passed the Michigan state legislature with overwhelming support and only one “no” vote.

The text of the bill states that its purpose is “to prohibit this state and certain other governmental agents, employees, and entities in this state from assisting a federal agency in obtaining certain forms of data without a warrant; and to prohibit certain uses of certain data collected without a warrant.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Enforcement may be a problem.

Aug 20 09:57

LAND SEIZURES BEGIN IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER OWNERS REFUSE GOVT LOWBALL BUYOUT OFFER - REPORT

South African authorities have reportedly started seizing white-owned land after negotiations on buying out the properties stalled. The first seizures are targeting game farms in the Northern province of Limpopo.
The government had tried to buy the lands owned by Akkerland Boerdery Ventures for one-tenth of the land’s value, reports City Press, a Johannesburg-based news outlet. The company, which has been running a 3200 hectare (32 square kilometers) game farm, reportedly asked for 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land while the government was ready to offer them just 20 million rand.

“Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state,” reads the letter received by Akkerland Boerdery earlier this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

South African farmers had to see this coming, and should have left 20 years ago; the Zimbabwification of South Africa has started in earnest now, and there is no escape, even for farmers whose families have been there for well over a century.

Investors will leave the country, immediately and outright, and food shortages are about to manifest here in earnest.

Aug 20 09:53

Former NSA Contractor Faces “Longest Sentence” Ever Under Espionage Act

Former NSA Contractor Faces “Longest Sentence” Ever Under Espionage Act
A woman in Georgia is facing what some observers are calling “the longest sentence” ever imposed on someone convicted of leaking sensitive federal data to news outlets.

Perhaps the most famous of the whistleblowers was Edward Snowden. As mentioned earlier, he too was an NSA contract employee when he leaked thousands of documents to reporters. He fled to Russia for asylum, and has been living there since 2013.

Snowden sees the president’s prosecution of Reality Winner as an extension of the previous administration’s war on whistleblowers.

“The war on whistleblowers continues under a new White House: the first journalistic source prosecuted under Trump, Reality Winner, was denied a defense, jailed over 5 years. Her ‘crime’? Showing us @NSAGov suspected Russia of hacking an election vendor,” Snowden tweeted.

Aug 20 09:52

Clapper Turns On Brennan: "John And His Rhetoric Have Become An Issue" 

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threw former CIA Director John Brennan under the bus on Sunday, telling CNN's "State of the Union" that "John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself," adding "John is subtle like a freight train and he's gonna say what's on his mind."

Aug 20 09:43

SATELLITE SHOWS SPRAWLING ‘RE-EDUCATION CAMPS’ FOR CHINESE MUSLIMS IN XINJIANG REGION

More proof has emerged confirming that China has erected expansive ‘re-education centers’ for up to a million or more ethnic Uighurs in what a recent United Nations statement said resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”.

The minority Turkic speaking ethno-religious group concentrated in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang has found itself under increased persecution and oversight by Chinese authorities of late as their mostly Sunni Islamic identity and separatist politics have resulted in historic tensions with the Communist government.

A U.N. panel examining human rights inside China wrapped up last week and included a Chinese delegation of about 50 officials which formally denied that prisons have been set up for the Uighur population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying about a factual situation in one's country with a guaranteed lousy optic, is not specific to the US government, it appears here.

Aug 20 09:42

Honeypot pornography lawyer pleads guilty

A US lawyer could be jailed for up to 10 years for helping to upload porn films to file-sharing sites and then sue people who downloaded them.

Paul Hansmeier has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering for his part in the Prenda Law piracy scheme.

Prenda is believed to have made about $3m (£2.3m) from the scheme.

His guilty plea is part of an agreement that will ensure he does not receive a sentence longer than 150 months.

Aug 20 09:42

Trump unleashes on deep state cronies in 7-part Twitter tirade

President Donald J. Trump went ballistic in an all-out tirade against operatives of the deep state on Monday after becoming fed-up with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest shenanigans which took Mueller and his dysfunctional team 30 man hours to question White House Counsel in a move permitted by the president.

Aug 20 09:28

Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President.

Hayden made the comment on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked about a recent op-ed from retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his piece, McRaven issued a stunning rebuke of Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, whom the former naval officer called "a man of unparalleled integrity." He added that he "would consider it an honor" if Trump also took away his clearance "so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."
Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper if he too would be honored to lose his security clearance, Hayden said, "Well, to be included in that group? Sure."

Aug 20 09:11

NFL players are just as upset about new tackling rule as everyone else

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson gets tackled by Houston Texans defensive back Andre Chachere in a preseason game featuring lots of questionable flags. (Getty Images)
Another week of preseason football, another week of head-scratching flags being thrown. Welcome back, NFL.

Aug 20 09:10

Woman who fell off cruise ship rescued after treading water for 10 hours: 'I am very lucky to be alive'

A British woman was pulled out of the Adriatic Sea on Sunday after falling off a cruise ship and treading water for 10 hours.
The woman was on the Norwegian Star near Croatia when she fell overboard, according to the cruise line.

Aug 20 09:08

Trump Speechwriter Fired After He's Linked To White Nationalist Event

A White House speechwriter for President Donald Trump was fired last week following media inquiries about his appearance at a conference featuring prominent white nationalists.

Aug 20 08:59

TRUMP: “Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director?”

Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!

Aug 20 08:53

Chris Cuomo Interviews Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Inexplicable Noises Ensue

fwd half way 4 the good stuff

pretty funny

Aug 20 08:49

Melania Trump warns: Social media can be “destructive and harmful” to children

First Lady Melania Trump speaking at an anti-bullying conference Monday warned crowd goers that although social media can have some positive effects on children it can also have its negative effects.

Aug 20 08:49

WHAT IF THE WORLD STARTED USING US LOGIC IN RELATIONS WITH AMERICA ?

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You’re sanctioned! You’re bombed! You’re invaded! The US has plenty of punishments lined up for states which it claims are doing things wrong. But what if the rest of the world held the US to the same standards?
Last Thursday was quite an unusual day. The US didn’t impose new sanctions on anyone. Not unless I missed it while I was lying on my sofa with tendonitis (cured after a day, I’m pleased to say, by my wife’s ‘Two-Pointing’).

At present the US operates active sanctions programs against almost 20 countries: from Belarus to Zimbabwe. And guess what? By and large the reasons the US gives for sanctioning these countries could just as equally be used to sanction the US.

Aug 20 08:21

WARRIOR FOR PEACE: URI AVNERY PASSES AWAY AT 94

Avnery suffered a stroke in the second week of August this year, and died at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv on Sunday night, just three weeks prior to his 95th birthday.

Aug 20 08:20

Institutionalizing Intolerance

As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to—or even allow for the existence of—other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can’t get along.

Here’s the thing: if Americans don’t learn how to get along—at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other’s right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different—then we’re going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals).

In such an environment, when we can’t agree to disagree, the bullies (on both sides) win and freedom suffers.

Aug 20 08:15

FBI is asking for the public’s help identifying this man who was in a child porn video.

One is a sketch, the color photo is from the actual video !

Aug 20 08:12

VERY FAKE NEWS ---Brennan told NBC News’ that Russians began hacking Clinton’s emails on the day Trump joked about it

John Brennan Cites Fake News Date for Russia 'Collusion'

Aug 20 08:05

Tesla shares nosediving as Elon Musk's privatization plans leave market unimpressed

Shares in electric carmaker Tesla continued falling on Monday. The company has lost a third of its value in two weeks since CEO Elon Musk announced privatization plans. Analysts say Musk hasn’t secured the funding.

Tesla's stock price fell to $282 per share during pre-trading on Monday. Company stock peaked at $379 per share after Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private.

A negative report by JP Morgan is adding pressure on the company’s stock. The bank predicts that Tesla’s stock will slide about 35 percent this year.

Aug 20 07:06

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties

Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven’t been convicted of wrongdoing.

Aug 20 05:07

The Engineered Collapse of Venezuela Was the Beginning of a War on the Free World

Jose, our writer from Venezuela, believes that the collapse of his country was engineered...and that it was the beginning of a war on the entire free world.

Aug 20 04:04

Not just a Victorian disease! New evidence reveals ROMAN CHILDREN had a problem with rickets because they were spending too much time indoors, claim scientists

Scientists have found evidence that Roman children were affected by rickets because they were not being exposed to adequate levels of sunshine.
The disease, which is caused by a lack of vitamin D, was more common in Britain than anywhere else in the Roman Empire.

Aug 20 04:03

Cocaine deaths quadruple in seven years prompting call for urgent investigation to tackle the 'scandalous' rise

The government has come under increased pressure to investigate the spike in deaths from cocaine use, which has almost quadrupled in seven years.

Aug 20 04:02

Final death toll from Genoa bridge collapse stands at 43 as authorities say all the missing have been found and begin their mammoth clean-up operation

Authorities searching for bodies after the Genoa bridge collapse have called off the operation, saying all those missing have now been accounted for.
The death toll from Tuesday's disaster, when a 200-yard section of the Morandi bridge caved in, stands at 43.

Aug 20 03:24

Seattle's air quality 'worse than Beijing' as wildfires scorch eastern Washington

As wildfires continue to rage throughout eastern Washington, officials said on Tuesday that air quality in Seattle had gotten worse than that of Beijing.

Aug 20 03:23

Incredible fear: How a change in U.S. asylum policy hurts victims of violence

Grace, an indigenous woman from Guatemala, came to the United States this summer to flee an abusive partner who, over the course of their 22-year relationship, regularly beat and threatened to kill her and her children, even after she tried to leave him.

Aug 20 03:22

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo, Lee Soo-nam, 76, shows photos of his brother Ri Jong Song in North Korea during an interview at his home in Seoul, South Korea. Lee is among about 200 war-separated South Koreans and their family members who are crossing into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives they haven’t seen for decades.

Aug 20 03:19

Brennan Says He's Willing to Go to Court to Prevent Trump from Revoking Additional Clearances

Former CIA Director John Brennan announced that he's willing to consider legal action against the Donald Trump administration to block the president from revoking other officials' security clearances.

Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that several lawyers have contacted him to discuss the possibility of filing a complaint against the White House after it revoked his security clearance last week.

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Aug 20 00:58

For Most U.S. Workers, Real Wages Have Barely Budged In Decades

Perhaps part of the problem in wages (beyond inflation) is the fact that most of the "new" jobs created in the US over the past decade have been low wage and part-time service sector jobs, while higher paying jobs have been slowly but surely eliminated. Also, the fact that around 96 MILLION working age people in America are no longer counted as unemployed because they have been out of work for so long they don't get welfare benefits anymore might play a part in the wage issue. Employers know there is actually a LARGE pool of people who might be willing to jump back into the workforce for low wages at anytime. The great lie in employment today is that "there are not enough people to fill existing positions". This is utterly wrong. There are almost 100 Million people ready to roll into what few garbage positions exist, hence, it is still an employer's market, not a workers market.

Aug 20 00:52

Survey Says 66% of Americans Don’t Want to Live in “Smart Cities” Due to Cybersecurity and Privacy Concerns. So How Many Don’t Want to Be Exposed to Hundreds of Small Cell Towers, Wireless Sensors, etc.?

According to an August 13, 2018 guest post on SmartCitiesDive.com, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in a “Smart City” because -- Americans like their communities -- Americans are worried about cyberattacks -- Americans are deeply concerned about the mass collection of personal data collection

Aug 20 00:42

65 Years Ago Today, the CIA Conspired with the UK to Overthrow Iran on Behalf of Big Oil

What was once considered a conspiracy theory is now a fact as the government has since admitted to carrying out Operation Ajax that was planned by the CIA in conjunction with MI6 in the UK to exploit the Iranian people and steal their oil on behalf of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) – the British state-owned oil company established in 1908 with this objective in mind and the forerunner of today’s global oil conglomerate BP.

Aug 20 00:34

The Technocratic Global Government Of The Future Is Here

Enter the futuristic space kingdom of Asgardia, endorsed by NASA, and preaching a familiar message of one world government run by elite technocrats … all for the common good and “social justice” of course. But since it’s a kingdom, who will be the monarch? What does this new constitution say about individual rights under technocracy?

Aug 19 15:46

Rep. Alcee Hastings makes disturbing joke referencing Trump’s death

Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL) made a rather worrisome comment at a rally in Sunshine, Florida, on Sunday where he told an old joke about a non-swimming President Donald Trump falling into the Potomac River and nobody saving him as the crowd clapped and cheered in glee.

Aug 19 15:27

Trump's Caliphate: Prolonging Unnecessary Wars in Muslim Heartlands

In yet another sign that the US government has no intention to withdraw its occupying troops from Syria, the Trump administration says it has raised $300 million to “stabilize” the part of Syria under US control and occupation.

This funding included $100 million from Saudi Arabia. US officials also insist this won’t mean a military pullout. In other words, the Trump Caliphate and its cronies are not in Syria just to end the central government in Damascus. They are there to also occupy the country forever, “contain Iran”, and destabilize the entire region for a foreseeable future.

Lest we forget, if it weren’t for Yemen, it might be hard to imagine a more miserable place in 2018 than Syria. Since 2011, when the US and company planned to unseat President Bashar Assad>>>

Aug 19 13:03

Hurricane Lane to Hit Hawaii | 1-Week Forecast


This video shows 7 days forecast from the GFS model, using Windy.com

Aug 19 11:14

Multimillionaire Superdry co-founder gives record £1million donation to campaign for a referendum on final Brexit deal

A multimillionaire fashion label founder has pledged his financial backing to the People's Vote campaign.
Julian Dunkerton, one of the people behind Superdry, has reportedly donated £1million to the group fighting for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

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