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Dec 27 12:16

The Great Cover Up

The great puzzle thus far has been the lack of prosecutions, despite ample evidence. The FBI agents are all guilty of crimes that have been detailed in public documents and the IG reports. There is now proof that Comey perjured himself many times. Just from a public relations perspective alone, rounding up these guys and charging them with corruption seems like a no-brainer. Almost a year into his tenure and Barr has charged no one with a crime.

Dec 27 12:13

War Criminal Trump an International Thief, Supporter of Terrorism

Trump escalated aggressive war on Syria — in its 9th year with no prospect for resolution any time soon because US hardliners reject peace and stability in the war-torn country and others Washington preemptively attacked.

Begun against Damascus by the Obama/Biden/Hillary regime, it’s all about wanting Syria transformed into a US vassal state, using ISIS and other jihadists as Pentagon/CIA foot soldiers — supported by Pentagon-led terror-bombing, responsible for massacring tens of thousands of civilians.

Dec 26 11:04

Trump’s EPA Goes to Bat for Bayer as Company Fights $25 Million Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case

resident Donald Trump‘s Environmental Protection Agency—already accused of being “pesticide cheerleader”—threw its weight behind chemical company Bayer AG on Friday when the agency asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court’s ruling in favor of a man who said the company’s Roundup weedkiller was responsible for his cancer.

The case centers on Edwin Hardeman of California, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 after using the glyphosate-based pesticide, made by Monsanto, for years on his property. Bayer acquired Monsanto last year.

A federal jury in July ordered the company to pay Hardeman roughly $25 million in damages, a lower amount than the $80 million a federal judge had ordered months earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF any one of us were to advocate the consistent dosing of the families of EPA members with the amount of Roundup to which this man had been exposed, we would be charged with "terroristic threatening".

And if it hasn't dawned on you by now, it's official: President Trump, and the cronies he has chosen to run this government, are just as much a swamp creatures as those who he excoriates in his rants and addresses.

Dec 26 10:49

Video: Turkish-based ‘Syrian Government’ Threatens Damascus with Military Action

Late on December 23, the Turkish-based “Syrian Interim Government” (an entity funded by Turkey in an attempt to legalize its actions in Syria) threatened the real Syrian government with a military action.

In a released statement, it claimed that forces that participated in Turkey’s Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield operations are now moving to Greater Idlib in order to support their counterparts in repelling an attack by “regime forces, Russia and Iranian militias”.

It remains unclear what “forces” the barely existing “defense ministry” is planning to send to Idlib because Turkish-backed militant groups are already supporting al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the battle against the Syrian Army. The Turkish-backed coalition of militant groups, the National Front for Liberation, has always been a useful partner for al-Qaeda in Idlib.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Erdogan, are you flipping kidding us, with this potential threat against Russia forces in Syria?!?

And sir, if you think you can do this on your own, please go ahead; But do you really believe that NATO will back you against Russia in Syria?!?

Was there some under-the-table quid pro quo, between you and Israel, or between you and the US, that such an act against Russia would be supported in any way?!?

Because if such has not happened, and you are out there, all on your lonesome, expecting NATO to come and rescue you, from your own catastrophic stupidity, and it refuses to do so, WHAT THEN, PLEASE?!?

Dec 26 10:36

The Trump-Biden and the Russia-Ukraine Saga: The Game is About Eurasia

Regarding the Bidens’ role in this fiasco, one surprising aspect is that it took so many years for the controversy regarding Burisma Holdings to go viral, even in alt-media. The facts that not only Hunter Biden but also Devon Archer, a former John Kerry campaign manager, sat on Burisma’s board of directors, and that Burisma was extensively invested in shale-gas extraction in the vicinity of the Donbas war-zone, had been public knowledge in the Russian-speaking world ever since 2014.

Dec 26 10:31

AFTER HAFTAR SEIZES TURKISH VESSEL, ERDOGAN DEEPENS MILITARY ROLE IN LIBYA, ANGERING RUSSIA

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
As we predicted the Libyan war 2.0 has spilled into the Mediterranean and now standings on the brink of becoming a major renewed international proxy conflict bringing in regional powers, especially Turkey, Egypt, and potentially Russia.

The pro-Haftar Libyan National Army (LNA), based in the war-torn country's east, announced late Saturday it seized a Turkish vessel and briefly detained several Turkish crew members while the freighter was searched for weapons. "A vessel under the flag of Grenada, with a team of Turkish citizens on board, was detained," the LNA press service said. It was seized “because it entered Libya’s territorial waters without prior permission,” the LNA spokesman added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a deliberate confrontation by Turkey, against Russia, through their proxy, Haftar, and may well go full-on war, before the end of the year.

Dec 26 09:37

Report: FISA Court Has Not Ordered FBI to Check FISA Applications Beyond One Lawyer

The court that granted the FBI surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has only ordered that the FBI review all warrant applications related to one FBI attorney and not all FBI agents involved in misconduct, according to a report.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) earlier this month ordered the FBI to re-verify all previous Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications involving Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI attorney who falsified evidence in the FBI’s efforts to seek a renewed surveillance warrant against Page.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazing, how the concept of US "Justice" has morphed into "Just US!!!" in recent decades, hasn't it?!? So what we have here, is an extremely limited hangout, courtesy of the FISC.

Dec 26 09:30

IRAN AGAIN BLOCKS INTERNET & MOBILE SERVICE AHEAD OF PROTESTERS' FUNERALS 

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Fearing the potential for renewed protests and violent clashes with police, Iran has again blocked internet and mobile access to broad section of the country on Wednesday.

This as several funerals will be held over the coming days for protesters killed last month amid a severe government crackdown, which also witness an unprecedented nationwide internet blockage which lasted for a week or more in some provinces.

Citing Iranian state media, Bloomberg reports, "The mourning services are scheduled to begin on Thursday. The independent Shargh newspaper said five unidentified provinces will be subject to the blackout, while ILNA said internet users in those areas will have access to a limited number of state-approved Iran websites and applications."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't it amazing that, according to the US government, Iranian live fire on peaceful demonstrators is bad, but Israeli life fire against peaceful Palestinian protestors, is good, and never gets condemned?!?

Just more than a little curious about that!!

Dec 26 09:10

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL CONTROL: HOW SILICON VALLEY SERVES THE US STATE DEPARTMENT

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is in the spotlight for “dining with far-right figures,” and their influence over the information that appears in your feed is apparent. However, Facebook isn’t the only Silicon Valley firm that’s masquerading as nonpartisan as it curates the “facts” you see in ads, posts, or searches: Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and others are deeply wedded to the U.S. security state and the billionaires it upholds.

Walter Lippmann’s groundbreaking 1922 study of the news media, “Public Opinion,” begins with a chapter titled, “The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads,” in which he presents the media as a bottleneck through which information about the world beyond the perception of our senses must pass. Aside from the question of which stories get passed through that bottleneck, which information about an event that survives the crucible of condensation into an article, news bulletin or wire is determined by the biases of the writer and editor.

Dec 26 09:07

ISRAEL TO REINSTITUTE ‘ASSASSINATIONS POLICY’

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday said Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reports.
In statements he made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and work to eliminate them.”

He stressed: “Intelligence efforts are currently focused on determining who is responsible for ordering missile launch instructions in order to work to eliminate him.”

On Wednesday evening, Israel’s iron dome anti-missile system intercepted a missile reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip towards the country’s south while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attending an election rally in Ashkelon province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; was Wednesday's alleged attack close to where Netanyahu was campaigning, done to give the Knesset a "raison d'etre" for bringing back assassinations as the "new normal" for Israel?!?

Understanding just how good these folks are with geopolitical theatre, I, right now, would not bet against this possibility.

Dec 26 09:02

MIKE BLOOMBERG EXPLOITED PRISON LABOR TO MAKE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PHONE CALLS

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT
FORMER NEW YORK CITY mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. Through a third-party vendor, the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign contracted New Jersey-based call center company ProCom, which runs calls centers in New Jersey and Oklahoma. Two of the call centers in Oklahoma are operated out of state prisons. In at least one of the two prisons, incarcerated people were contracted to make calls on behalf of the Bloomberg campaign.

According to a source, who asked for anonymity for fear of retribution, people incarcerated at the Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, a minimum-security women’s prison with a capacity of more than 900, were making calls to California on behalf of Bloomberg. The people were required to end their calls by disclosing that the calls were paid for by the Bloomberg campaign. They did not disclose, however, that they were calling from behind bars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mikey, Mikey, Mikey... if your people cannot fact-check how a company sources its campaign phone calls, should you, by some miracle, get nominated and elected, how can the rest of America expect you to protect us from harm's way, if there is a real danger at our doorstep?!?

The short answer is, they cannot, sir; you've just proven it to them, with this debacle.

Dec 26 08:57

HUNTER BIDEN ACCUSED OF $156M UKRAINE MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME IN COURT FILING

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

A new filing in an Arkansas lawsuit against Hunter Biden claims that the former Vice President’s son "is the subject of more than one (1) criminal investigation involving fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme."

Filed by private investigator Dominic Casey of D&A Investigations on behalf of Lunden Alexis Roberts - with whom Hunter fathered a child, Monday’s "Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence" alleges that Hunter Biden and associates Devon Archer and John Kerry stepson Christopher Heinz engaged in a money laundering scheme which accumulated over $156 million between March 2014 and December 2015.

According to the document, Biden, Archer and Heinz became directors of consulting firm Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC in order to "conceal their family members ownership," establishing financial accounts at Morgan Stanley and China Bank, the latter of which was used in a money laundering scheme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tom Perez, courtesy telephone, please; this issue will NOT go away for either the Democratic Party, or for the "Famile Biden"; if Biden does, by some kind of miracle, win the nomination, the Republicans are going to dog that nomination with these accusations right up until the day of the election itself.

Warren's numbers for "medicare for all" are blowing up in her face; the country is singularly unready for a Bernie Sanders Presidency; and Hillary, your two-time epic fail, is Kryptonite who comes across with all the warmth and compassion of a Dr. Who Dalek; so what do you do?!?

Tom, I have mentioned before, (and I would almost bet that you have someone tasked with the "punishment" of looking at this blog on a daily basis); you have understand that Presidential candidates are created, not necessarily born. So what you need to do, is to look at what is left after you seperate the "non-electable" from the most likely electable candidates, and this gives you two names; those of Tulsi Gabbard, and Pete Buttegieg.. Both are Vets who have seen active duty service, and because of that, are not the warmongers your military/industrial complex likes to see, even through, these people will always get their proverbial "pound of flesh" from Congress, because of the candidates they support, overtly and covertly.

Tom, it's time for a little horse-sense here. Running Hillary for a third time, with no change in the Electoral College set up, nearly guarantees (even with all the possible vote fraud factor included), that the Democrats will implode come November, and from self-inflicted wounds.

Please try for a couple of candidates who can make sense for the American people this time, and who can be made to at least appear to "have the backs" of the very quiet "American center", please?!?

Dec 26 06:43

VACCINE FAIL: “WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAK CLOSES TEXAS SCHOOL DESPITE 100-PERCENT VACCINATION RATE: OFFICIALS”

SOURCE: GREEN MED INFO
Despite a 100% vaccination rate, a Texas school closes early for winter break due to a whooping cough outbreak. Clearly the vaccine is failing to work as advertised.

If ever there was convincing proof that vaccination does not equate to bona fide immunity, it is at St. Theresa Catholic School in Texas…

Reported by FoxNews.com on Dec. 19th, the school experienced an outbreak of whooping cough, causing them to close their doors and start their winter break early.

On Dec. 4th, St. Theresa Catholic School in Memorial Park, reported its first case to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Since then, the outbreak has continued to escalate — and not because of the abuse of religious and medical exemptions, and so-called “anti-vaxxer” parents.

According to the FoxNews report, the school vaccine uptake rate was at 100%:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As vaccine failures go, this one was utterly epic.

And we have a companion piece, also at blacklistednews (originally published at sputnik.com), which is no harbinger of vaccine freedom, for any reason;

MIT Develos Tattoo ID, to track who has veen vaccinated.

The article goes on to state; "SOURCE: SPUTNIK NEWS
MIT researchers have struck on a novel, and for many surely unsettling, method of keeping track of who has and hasn’t had a particular vaccination – creating an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and only visible using a special infra-red application.

The invisible “tattoo” is a pattern made up of tiny semiconducting crystals that reflect light and thus glows under infra-red light. The pattern will be delivered alongside the vaccine into the skin via hi-tech dissolvable microneedles made of a mixture of polymers and sugar.

“In areas where paper vaccination cards are often lost or do not exist at all, and electronic databases are unheard of, this technology could enable the rapid and anonymous detection of patient vaccination history to ensure that every child is vaccinated,” MIT researcher Kevin McHugh said in a statement.

Strikingly, the research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – in fact, the project came about following a direct request from the Microsoft founder himself, who has been personally and somewhat controversially involved in efforts to eradicate polio and measles via vaccinations worldwide."

This funding... was no accident. And neither is the reality that getting vaccinated against measles, is not a guarantee that a child will not get measles;
Seven of My Vaccinated Kids Have the Measles Right Now
The article went on to state: "According to Mrs. Pearl, the health department official also told her that measles vaccine failure is common and that about half the people getting measles in the current measles clusters in Brooklyn are fully vaccinated.

Mary Holland, a Harvard-educated lawyer on the faculty at New York University and co-author of two books about vaccines, says she’s not surprised.

While the CDC reports the efficacy rate after two doses of the measles vaccine at 97 percent, some experts, like Holland, believe that number is inflated.

“The measles component of the MMR suffers from primary and secondary failure,” Holland says. “In other words, it simply doesn’t work in some individuals and in other individuals the protection wanes. One size just doesn’t fit all.”

Dec 26 06:38

Mysterious drones flying nighttime patterns over northeast Colorado leave local law enforcement stumped

A band of large drones appears to be flying nighttime search patterns over northeast Colorado — and local authorities say they don’t know who’s behind the mysterious aircraft.

The drones, estimated to have six-foot wingspans, have been flying over Phillips and Yuma counties every night for about the last week, Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliott said Monday.

The drones stay about 200 feet to 300 feet in the air and fly steadily in squares of about 25 miles, he said. There are at least 17 drones; they emerge each night around 7 p.m. and disappear around 10 p.m., he said.

“They’ve been doing a grid search, a grid pattern,” he said. “They fly one square and then they fly another square.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't believe that they don't know what the drones are doing; they have just been ordered, by those flying the drones, not to say anything about their use.

Dec 26 06:35

COLLEGES ARE TURNING STUDENTS' PHONES INTO SURVEILLANCE MACHINES, TRACKING THE LOCATIONS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

SOURCE: SLASH DO

Colleges are tracking students' location to enforce attendance, analyze their behavior and assess their mental health. One company calculates a student's "risk score" based on factors such as whether she is going to the library enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a student in this part of the 21st century, when inspecting a college for future attendance, I would ask point blank, if it was an established policy to do such surveillance of their students, without their permission.

If the answer was yes, I would thank the person showing me the campus, and leave, scratching that particular school of higher surveillance off my list, as a place I would want to go.

Dec 25 18:46

Trump Says He Can Ignore Medical Marijuana Protections Passed By Congress

Let's just hope this is just a;"If I want to, I can."

In a statement attached to a large-scale funding bill he signed into law on Friday, President Trump said in effect that he reserves the right to ignore a congressionally approved provision that seeks to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference.

It is the third time Trump has said in a signing statement that his administration doesn’t necessarily have to abide by the medical marijuana provision. He included similar language when signing off on annual appropriations bills last year and in 2017, though he did not do so in 2018.

In August, the president reiterated his support for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference.

Dec 25 16:58

YouTube just deleted a wildly popular video featuring a former KGB agent detailing how communists have taken over America’s culture and government – but you can still watch it at Brighteon.com

Rare video footage of a powerful interview with Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov has been banned by YouTube as part of the Google-owned tech giant’s latest censorship efforts against “hate speech.”

A former KGB agent, Bezmenov had some not-so-nice things to say about the horrors of communism. He also warned that communism would eventually creep its way into the United States if Americans failed to spot it and deal with it.

This interview with Bezmenov took place back in the 1980s, by the way – and just as he warned it would, we’re now seeing communism go mainstream. And ironically enough, one prominent example of its tactics of subversion is the escalating assault on free speech by YouTube and other Big Tech companies.

Dec 25 10:37

An End to the World as We Know It? Congress and the White House compete in year-end stupidity sweepstakes

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, has been in Washington lobbying for the additional military assistance. He has had considerable success, particularly as there is bipartisan support in Congress for aid to Kiev and also because the Trump Departments of Defense and State as well as the National Security Council are all on board in countering the “Russian threat” in the Black Sea. President Trump signed the NDAA last week, which completed the process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The behaviour of both Congress and our President, with these "bundles of joy" attached to their spending legislation, very much reminds me of a very funny American comedian by the name of Ron White, who made the comment in one of his stand-up routines: "You can't fix stupid."

I can't be the only one out there, very negatively responding to all of the above; why, in the name of heaven, cannot this government find ways to use collaboration, instead of confrontation, to calm down geopolitical squabbles, other than with war?!?

And it doesn't matter which party is in power; the idiocies of both US foreign and domestic policy suffer from a permanent, and almost pathological inability of the crafters of these obtuse, and occult bits of legislation, to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion, or understand what the "crash and fail" results of this behaviour will be, when these actions happen, simultaneously, in real time.

Dec 25 10:12

Morales claims US orchestrated 'coup' to tap Bolivia's lithium

Former Bolivia president Evo Morales told AFP on Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d'etat aimed at gaining access to the South American country's vast lithium resources.

Demand for lithium is expected to grow globally as it is one of the key components in batteries used in high-tech equipment such as laptops and electric cars.

Morales resigned as president on November 10 after almost three weeks of protests against his controversial re-election to an unconstitutional fourth term in a poll widely denounced as rigged.

His resignation came after then-chief of the armed forces General Williams Kaliman publicly stated the former trade union leader should step down.

But since then, Morales -- Bolivia's first indigenous president -- has claimed to have been the victim of a coup d'etat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy, who was known for really trying to lift the Bolivian people out of poverty, is entirely correct in his assessment.

Dec 25 10:03

Mercenaries flock to Libya raising fears of prolonged war

A new wave of mercenaries from Sudan is fighting in Libya, deepening concerns that the conflict in the north African state has descended into an intractable international war that could destabilise much of the region.

Leaders of two different groups of Sudanese fighters active in Libya have told the Guardian that they had received hundreds of new recruits in recent months. Both groups were fighting with the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar against the internationally recognised government in Tripoli.

“A lot of young men [are coming] … we even do not have the capacity to accommodate these big numbers,” said one commander who is based in the south of Libya.

The commanders said that there are at least 3,000 Sudanese mercenaries now fighting in Libya, significantly more than most previous estimates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cheese Louise, Guardian, playing fast and loose with the facts yet again?!?

Jason Burke and Zeinab Mohammed Salih, are you two collectively suffering from a lousy case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), as this article appears to reflect?!?

Well, gentlemen, as just a little bit of fact checking would have saved you from the embarrassment of getting Gaddafi's assassination so completely wrong, here is the truth of what led to Gaddafi's assassination, and I will assure you that the folks here got it correctly.

Hillary’s War Crime: The Murder of Muammar Gaddafi. “We Came, we Saw, he Died.”

The article goes on to state: "Gaddafi’s independence from Washington is what brought him down. Earlier in life Gaddafi’s goal was to organize Arabs as a bloc that could withstand Western depredations. Frustrated, he turned to Pan-Africanism and refused to join the US Africa Command. He wanted to introduce a gold-based African currency that would free Africans from American financial hegemony.

Washington organized mercenaries, termed them “rebels” as in Syria, and sicced them on Libya. When it became clear that Gaddafi’s forces would prevail, Washington tricked naive and gullible Russian and Chinese governments and secured a UN no-fly zone over Libya to be enforced by NATO. The express purpose of the no-fly zone was to prevent Gaddafi from attacking civilian targets, which he was not doing. The real reason was to prevent a sovereign state from using its own air space so that the Libyan Air Force could not support the troops on the ground. Once the gullible Russians and Chinese failed to veto the Security Council’s action, the US and NATO themselves violated the resolution by using Western air power to attack Gaddafi’s forces, thus throwing the conflict to the CIA-organized mercenaries. Gaddafi was captured and brutally murdered.

Ever since, Libya, formerly a prosperous and successful society, has been in chaos, which is where the Obama regime wanted it.

All sorts of lies were told about Gaddafi and Libya, just as lies were told about Saddam Hussein and are told today about Syria and Russia. A British Parliamentary Report concluded unambiguously that the Western peoples were fed lies by their governments in order to gain acceptance for the destruction of Libya, and that Libya was destroyed because Gaddafi was regarded as an obstacle to Western hegemony."

But there was a further reality for which Gaddafi was assassinated, and this article also comes from globalresearch.ca:

Hillary Emils Reveal that NATGO killed Gaddafi to stop Libyan Creation of a Gold-Backed Currency

First published on June 13, 2017

Hillary’s emails truly are the gifts that keep on giving. While France led the proponents of the UN Security Council Resolution that would create a no-fly zone in Libya, it claimed that its primary concern was the protection of Libyan civilians (considering the current state of affairs alone, one must rethink the authenticity of this concern). As many “conspiracy theorists” will claim, one of the real reasons to go to Libya was Gaddafi’s planned gold dinar.

One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

The email in question was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”.

So gentlemen who so studiously avoided the real reasons for Gaddafi's death; if I am able to access this information, why were you unable to do this?!?

Or did you just not want to go there?!?

I would politely suggest that the later better reflects the truth.

Dec 25 09:55

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

In the early 1980’s Donald Trump was an up and coming real estate developer in New York. There was no connection between the Trump name and casinos or gambling. The obvious nature of the name Trump and its definition related to gambling and card games foretold of the massive empire which would develop in the coming years.

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased his first casino interests when he acquired 93% of the shares in Resorts International. Resorts International has a sordid history which began in the early 1950’s when it evolved from a CIA and Mossad front company which had been established for the purpose of money laundering the profits from drug trafficking, gambling, and other illegal activities.

On October 30, 1978, The Spotlight newspaper reported that the principle investors of Resorts International were Meyer Lansky, Tibor Rosenbaum, William Mellon Hitchcock, David Rockefeller, and one Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Dec 25 09:23

Israel prevents hundreds of Gaza's Christians from Bethlehem Christmas pilgrimage despite lifting ban

Christians from around the world have arrived in the West Bank town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas day, while hundreds of Palestinian Christians from Gaza have been blocked by Israel from undertaking the pilgrimage.

Over 3.5 million tourists visit the city during this time, queuing to visit the grotto inside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, believed to be the exact site where Jesus was born.

Palestinian tourism minister Rula Maaya told AFP it had been a good year, but fewer Christians from the Gaza Strip were in attendance than in previous years.

Wadie Abunassar, an advisor to and spokesman for church leaders in the Holy Land, said out of the 951 applications from Gazans so far, only 192 had been granted.

This comes after Israel announced on Sunday that it will allow Christians in the Gaza Strip to travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas, reversing an April decision to ban them from leaving the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oh, sure, all Gazan Christians can come to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas; all they have to do is get the proper permits, which we will make almost damn near impossible!!!" Official Tel Aviv Souse.

Dec 25 09:01

Saudi Artillery Strikes Kill 17 at Yemen Border Market

Cross-border shelling by Saudi Arabian forces against a popular marketplace on the Yemeni side of the border killed at least 17 people, according to locals. Indications are that everyone killed was a civilian, and the Saudis have not commented on why they attacked.

The sources said 12 Ethiopian migrants were among those killed in Yemen, and that 15 people were wounded and taken to hospitals for treatment. The market has been attacked several times by Saudi forces.

The market doesn’t seem to have any military significance, but it is in Saada Province, which is the main province of the Houthi movement. This seems to be reason enough for the Saudis to regularly attack them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I was a kid in public school, I never imagined, in my wildest dreams, that the US was anything but the "good guy" in its dealings with other countries.

Then came the insanity of the Vietnam War, and that.... was an industrial-strength wake-up call that challenged my former evaluation of the US government's actions internationally forever.

Fast forward to the Trump Administration, and here is what we see; the US government, in collusion with Saudi Arabian government in their war crimes, to bomb Yemen to back beyond the stone age; military interventions in countries around the world, in order to expropriate their resources, to which we have no moral right; and threatening the awakening economic and military powerhouses of Russia and China with a shooting war, because it's just great for the US military/industrial complex.

I have a friend who once confided that she believed we were actually living through the "End Times" of Biblical prophecy; and looking at the pathological inability from the US government to do something remotely intelligent, as in learning from its mistakes over the decades, I have to wonder if she doesn't have a valid point here.

Dec 25 08:46

Israel says filing error to blame for strike that killed nine members of al-Sawarka familyIsraeli army says the home of the Palestinian family was not a military compound as it was previously categorised

In November, Israel conducted a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip after it assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad commander and his wife.

The Palestinian armed group retaliated to the assassination by launching a barrage of rockets into Israel, before the two parties agreed on a ceasefire following joint Egyptian and UN mediation.

‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives
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During the two days of air strikes, at least 34 Palestinians were reported killed and more than 100 wounded.

No Israelis were killed during the same time period.

The deadliest of these attacks was carried out on the home of the al-Sawarka family, killing eight members of the family, including children.

A week after the strike, a ninth member of the family, Mohammed al-Sawarka, died from injuries sustained in the bombing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was no "computer error"; this was "genocide by increments", wiping out a few Palestinian families, and their children.

It is a favorite tactic of the IDF, who, after the slaughter, say, "Geewhiz, gang, our bad! It was a clerical error which caused the slaughter of these innocent families, really, you have to believe us, honest, it was just a mistake!"

This is why the peaceful, non-violent course of BDS is the right, and moral course, for the rest of the world to follow against Israel for these horrific assassinations; Most Israelis speak Hebrew, and some may speak some English; but all Israelis are very bi-lingual when it comes to economics.

Dec 24 18:46

NZ Electrician fired for refusing to use facial scanning system wins $23,000

An electrician who was fired after refusing to use a facial scanning sign-in system has won more than $23,000 from his former employer.

Tim Fensom worked for eight months in 2018 as a leading hand electrician for KME Services NZ, a contractor on a building project at Christchurch Hospital Hagley.

But that October KME dismissed him for "serious misconduct" after he twice refused to clock in using a facial scan, citing concerns about how his data would be stored and used.

He has now been awarded $23,286 by the Employment Relations Authority for unjustified dismissal, hurt and humiliation.

*Every other person did not read or did not care what they signed except for this one person. Very sad. It turns out that the company lied as to why they wanted it.*

Dec 24 18:42

Federal study finds racial bias of many facial-recognition systems

Facial-recognition systems misidentified people of colour more often than white people, a landmark United States study shows, casting new doubts on a rapidly expanding investigative technique widely used by police across the country.

Asian and African American people were up to 100 times more likely to be misidentified than white men, depending on the particular algorithm and type of search. The study, which found a wide range of accuracy and performance between developers' systems, also showed Native Americans had the highest false-positive rate of all ethnicities.

The faces of African American women were falsely identified more often in the kinds of searches used for police investigators, in which an image is compared with thousands or millions of others in hopes of identifying a suspect.

Dec 24 10:39

The USMCA, Virginia & Possible Deployment Of UN Troops Against Gun Owners

Just remember Trump pushed the USMCA which is nothing more than UN Agenda 21/30 in new clothes.

As the situation in Virginia continues to escalate the possibility that they are deliberately trying to lure patriots into committing acts of violence must be considered. It is the Hegelian dialectic at play ? create the problem by criminalizing legal gun owners, provoke the reaction and offer the solution. The final solution is, the merging of the United States into a one world order headed by the United Nations. As crazy as that sounds the groundwork for such a merger is well established as the United States committed itself to United Nation objectives with the signing of the United Nations Participation Act in 1945.

Dec 24 10:34

Warning! What Men Need to Know Before Eating Impossible Whoppers from Burger King

Men, before eating your next Impossible Whopper from Burger King, I would kindly suggest you read this.

Is Burger King at the forefront of population control?

Do I sound crazy?

Now, let’s compare the estrogen hormone in an impossible whopper to the whopper made from hormone implanted beef. The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen. Now let me refresh your metric system. There are 1 million nanograms (ng) in one milligram (mg). That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper. Just six glasses of soy milk per day has enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male.

Dec 24 08:15

THIS IS AMERICA: 10 EXAMPLES THAT SHOW HOW DRAMATICALLY THE U.S. HAS CHANGED AS WE APPROACH 2020

SOURCE: MICHAEL SNYDER, GUEST POST
One thing that you can count on in life is that things are going to change. And these days the pace of change in America is absolutely breathtaking. Our culture is in the process of being radically transformed, and the direction of that change has not altered very much at all no matter which political party has been in power in Washington. Many of the values that are now embraced by a solid majority of the population run directly counter to the values that once dominated our society, but only a small minority of Americans seem alarmed by that fact. It appears to be exceedingly unlikely that there will be any deviating from the path that our nation has chosen, because at this point the American people seem quite satisfied with the dramatic “progress” that is taking place.

So what do you think?

Are we on the right track as a nation?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My short answer to this question about "Are we on the right track as a nation?" would be a resounding "HELL, NO!!!!!!!

And the primary (but governing) reason is the following; pro-peace, national candidates from both parties will never see daylight as President or Vice President, because their pro-peace stances will translate into billions lost by the military industrial complex; so our alleged "choices" for President and Vice President are orchestrated by this lewd tango between the military industrial complex and the US deep state, both of which have nearly never seen a potential war, or potential regime change they didn't just love, no matter the horrific costs to our men and women in uniform.

The paupacity of true education and true understanding in this country, is embarrassingly amazing, but it is done purposely: programs like Common Core, are enabled to keep people from thinking, and using their God-given common sense.

Because when people are numerate; literate; and capable of true critical thinking, that huge ooze of codswallop we are supposed to swallow whole, courtesy of the corporate Presstitutes whose almost every word is dictated by this country's deep state, to support a war-centric agenda, very much falls apart, under even the most casual scrutiny.

This leaves US citizens easily confused, and torn apart to the point where we cannot even talk about political issues without that devolving into a real shouting match, in many families and friendships.

A house divided against itself cannot stand; so while we are distracted by every single, possible distraction, including those provided by our media, and arguing among ourselves, the US Deep State and military industrial complex provides us with enemies du jour, and wars we, of course, MUST fight to "contain (fill in country's name here) that country's alleged "aggression" against us.

So here is the process; regime change any governments not to the US government's liking; install a puppet regime which will enable US-centric multinational companies, to come in and expropriate that country's natural resources, to which this government, and these corporations have no moral right; ; and only sell those resources in US dollars.

Follow the money; follow the resources, and it is pretty easy to see how this happens, and is happening seemingly endlessly, on the part of this government.

What do we need to do to change this?!?

First, we need to have a peaceful, reasonable, and national conversation about these endless wars, and why our military is fighting in them in the first place.

The first of these which comes to my mind, is our governments'partnering in war crimes and the biggest humanitarian disaster in recent history in Yemen, by supporting Saudi Arabia against the Houthi rebels here. Every single rational article I have read about this conflict, indicates that it has to be resolved not by more bullets and bloodshed, but by moral, intelligent, and hard-won negotiations.

So we have to ask our leadership; is there no other way than wars with which to obtain those geopolitical concessions which the US seeks from other countries?!? I am convinced that there is; but there has to be a will in the Bowels of Power in DC, to make that happen, which currently does not exist.

I want to see this country go back to hand-written ballots which cannot be electronically altered.

I want to see a "none of the above" on every Presidential ballot, so ultimately, We the People will have actual choices on candidates, not candidates "pre-digested" by the military industrial complex, and the US Deep State.

And finally, I would like to see an amendment to the Constitution, stipulating that any national candidate who wins the Presidency, Vice-Presidency, or Congressional race, must have their kids enlisting in the military, if they are of appropriate age, and must be trained with combat units most likely to see action on the front lines of whatever war the US government has decided we are fighting.

Now, I understand, as well as a grown person, that such an amendment might only happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic; that being said, however, I wouldn't bet against such an Amendment slowing down the US Government's lust for wars, when the people ordering those wars understand that it most probably will be their kids who may well die in the first stages of those wars.

Dec 24 07:11

MI5 GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD TO ALLOW INFORMANTS TO COMMIT CRIMES

HUMAN rights campaigners today vowed to appeal against a “knife-edge” divided tribunal ruling which allowed MI5 to continue authorising informants to commit serious criminal offences.

Privacy International, Reprieve, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and the Pat Finucane Centre took legal action against the government over a policy the groups claim “purports to permit agents to participate in crime” potentially including murder, kidnap and torture.

The campaign groups said the policy effectively “immunises criminal conduct from prosecution” and asked the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to declare the policy unlawful and grant an injunction to restrain further conduct.

But the tribunal today ruled the policy lawful by a 3-2 majority.

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “The IPT’s knife-edge judgment, with unprecedented published dissenting opinions, shows just how dubious the government’s secret policy is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight: UK intelligence agents are now formally authorized to commit torture, if they deem it necessary to extract life-saving information, and there will be no lawful repercussions for having done this.

I have to wonder just how far they are going to have to "grandfather" this protection in for people in intelligence work, who have already been accused of this kind of behaviour.

But the big, ugly question here is timing; why now?!?

What sort of "horrible, hideous international incident" is the British and/or US going to throw at us this time, to distract us from what is going and for when is this being planned?!?

I would politely suggest, that the timing of this ruling is anything but accidental.

Dec 24 06:57

Can China Dethrone The US Dollar As Global Reserve

As a result of this ‘trade war’ China has let the yuan slide versus the USD which is a warning to Trump, specifically Mnuchin, popularly known as one of the most slippery dealers (IndyMAC and One West) to ever walk the earth (and China knows that). China is hoping that a lower yuan will offset tariffs just as the US has ‘weaponized’ the dollar and has imposed sanctions and tariffs on China. Because the sums are so vast with China holding so much US debt, and because China depends on exports to the west, China is somewhat boxed in.

Dec 24 06:43

Turkey Can't Handle New Refugee Explosion & Greece Will Be First To Feel Impact: Erdogan

At a moment Erdogan has his hands dirty in Syria and is preparing to get more militarily involved in Libya, Turkey's president has yet again threatened Europe with a refugee horde so large no country will be able to handle it. He's now specifically threatened Greece as being among the first to bear the brunt of the first waves of refugees unleashed by Turkey.

His threats are now centering on the major uptick in airstrikes by Russia and Syria on Idlib province, said to number in the "hundreds" since a new operation began on Dec.16. Since then, tens of thousands of civilians living under al-Qaeda's Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have reportedly fled.

"Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, warning that European countries will feel the impact of such an influx if violence in Syria’s northwest is not stopped," Reuters reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people for whom I feel sorry the most, in this whole, sordid mess, generated by the US in a continuing (and failing) bid to unseat Al-Assad, are the people displaced by the fighting.

What is happening to them, should not be happening at all, but to the US government, these folks are simply "collateral damage", with no real human value at all.

Dec 24 06:36

European Firms Stop Work On NS2 Pipeline As Gazprom Readies Own Ships 'Immune' To US Sanctions

Trump's signing the 2020 NDAA into law on Friday, and with it sanctions targeting European and Russian companies laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, had the immediate impact of forcing a work stoppage over the weekend as Allseas, the Swiss company that is Nord Stream’s main contractor, confirmed its workers as well as partner contractors have laid down their tools.

And Russia is now hitting back, first by promising Washington will not impede the project, and further with reports that Moscow is drawing up retaliatory sanctions against the US, while not citing specifics.

Majority stakehold Gazprom has indicated it's already taken measures to complete the project while circumventing the US measures. The WSJ continues:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To a small child, everything it it sees, is a nail, just waiting to be hammered in.

So it is with Trump's sanctions, which will only have the effect of pushing Europe ever more deeply into Russia's economic embrace, and insuring that Europe doesn't really want to have anything more to do with the Unhinged; surveilled State of Amerika.

Dec 24 06:26

Buchanan: Today France, Tomorrow America?

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

As that rail and subway strike continued to paralyze travel in Paris and across France into the third week, President Emmanuel Macron made a Christmas appeal to his dissatisfied countrymen:

“Strike action is justifiable and protected by the constitution, but I think there are moments in a nation’s life when it is good to observe a truce out of respect for families and family life.”

Macron’s appeal has gone largely unheeded.

“The public be damned!” seems to be the attitude of many of the workers who are tying up transit to protest Macron’s plan to reform a pension system that consumes 14% of GDP.

Macron wants to raise to 64 the age of eligibility for full retirement benefits. Not terribly high. And to set an example, he is surrendering his lifetime pension that is to begin when he becomes an ex-president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have a companion piece to this on this Christmas Eve, also from Zero Hedge, titled as follows:

Half Of France's National Train System "Grinds To A Halt" As Labor Unions Strike On Christmas Week

Dec 23 17:53

Establishment journalists call for big tech to censor everyone else

In a major threat to what’s left of press freedom, establishment journalists are calling for Big Tech to censor those who won’t parrot the government-approved official narrative. Journalist Sulome Anderson has publicly called for censorship of a site because it’s an independent news source.

Anderson publicly requested that Google de-rank the independent news site The Grayzone. Anderson, who, according to her bio on her Twitter page, has published with news outlets such as The Washington Post, Newsweek, New York Magazine, and Foreign Policy, labeled a recent article by Grayzone contributor Rania Khalek as “dangerous”. For her part, Khalek called Anderson’s comments to Google a “dangerous threat to press freedom.”

Dec 23 09:41

Zuesse: Proof That America's "Deep State" Exists And Controls The Government

(5:50-) It’s a Brennan operation. It was an American disinformation, and the fucking President, at one point when they even started telling the press — they were back[ground]-briefing the press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press, the fucking cocksucker Rogers, telling the press that we [they] even know who in the Russian military intelligence service leaked it. All bullshit.

In other words, besides the information from Bill Binney, who was an NSA whistleblower who took early retirement so he wouldn’t have to continue doing what people such as John Brennan demanded, Seymour Hersh there provided yet additional confirmation to this account from the also-early-retired whistleblowing UK Ambassador Craig Murray — a close friend of Assange — who claimed that he had “met” the person in DC who supplied the thumb drive (USB stick), which then was delivered (he didn’t say how) to Assange:

Dec 23 09:29

Sweden: The Wages Of Self-Loathing Is Civil War

Authored by David Archibald via The American Thinker,

The Danes have put extra resources into controlling the country’s links to Sweden because of bombs going off in Denmark due to people coming from Sweden. The people from Sweden are Islamist criminals. The Swedish government reacted to the Danish move by calling the Danes Nazis. Swedish society has changed for the worse, and the Swedish people are aware of what they have lost.

All this is known, but what is interesting is that a former head of the Swedish truck-maker Scania, a Mr. Leif Ostling, has said Sweden is headed for civil war because of the problem of its violent migrants who have no inclination to integrate into Swedish society. As a successful businessman, his views can’t be dismissed as being from some sort of antisocial loon living in his mother’s basement.

All in all, there are plenty of guns to go round to have a civil war with. This won’t be a brutish affair conducted with knives and sticks.

Dec 23 09:21

FISA Court Refuses Review Of FBI Deception

Submitted by anonymous attorney and journalist Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog), emphasis ours

This week, Presiding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Judge Rosemary Collyer, released two stern Orders taking the FBI to task for its repeated failures, omissions, and misrepresentations in its application and subsequent renewals to surveil Carter Page.

And while one FBI employee has received a criminal referral for doctoring evidence in the scheme to defraud the court, key players with oversight responsibilities - under penalty of perjury - have been given a pass.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And you perhaps, expected for things to turn out differently?!?

Not a chance!!

Dec 23 09:17

Saudi Arabia Sentences Five To Death For Khashoggi Murder As MbS Aides Walk

The criminal trials of the 11 scapegoats men formally accused of participating in the killing and dismemberment of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi are now over, and the end result was exactly what most expected. That is, several royal aides implicated in the killing were let go without punishment, while five others who are probably only tangentially related to the case (if at all) have been sentenced to death.

As a reminder, in Saudi Arabia, a death sentence means one thing: A very public beheading.

Most of those arrested in relation to Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul will eventually go free, but most members of the global community expected that, as the process was seen as tainted from the beginning, and those men truly responsible for masterminding Khashoggi's murder would eventually walk free.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump seems to have a very great affinity for men who can order assassinations, and never seem to get tarred by their happening; after all, his two BFFs in the Middle East, are the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Bin Salman; and the Butcher of Gaza, Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Dec 23 08:55

Muilenburg Fired As Boeing CEO

In what was not entirely surprising, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has "resigned" and will be replaced by current Chairman David Calhoun.

CNBC's Phil LeBeau has a slightly different take:

"This was the decision of the board. .. He was fired."

The Board of Directors decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the Company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders.

Under the Company's new leadership, Boeing will operate with a renewed commitment to full transparency, including effective and proactive communication with the FAA, other global regulators and its customers.

"On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I am pleased that Dave has agreed to lead Boeing at this critical juncture," Mr. Kellner said. He added,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation from Corporatese into English; Boeing is now going to be the "Poster Corporation" for Damage Control.

And yet, for the horrific problems with the 737 MAX, no one goes to jail?!?

Dec 23 08:41

NY gov blocks some federal judges from officiating at weddings — because they might be Trump nominees

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a non-controversial bipartisan bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state because some might have been nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump.

"I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo's veto message stated, the New York Post reported.

"President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers," the Democratic governor added on Friday. "The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Mayor Cuomo could have possibly been more demeaning to those judges appointed by President Trump, but I will be darned if I can think of any other way that would be such such a thoroughly nasty swipe against the President.

I would like to ask the Mayor of New York why, when, and how being slightly centerist (which I think Mike and I are these days) had become a crime, punishable by....snubbing.

Dec 23 08:34

NY gov blocks some federal judges from officiating at weddings — because they might be Trump nominees

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a non-controversial bipartisan bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state because some might have been nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump.

"I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo's veto message stated, the New York Post reported.

"President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers," the Democratic governor added on Friday. "The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Mayor Cuomo could have possibly been more demeaning to those judges appointed by President Trump, but I will be darned if I can think of any other way that would be such such a thoroughly nasty swipe against the President.

I would like to ask the Mayor of New York why, when, and how being slightly centerist (which I think Mike and I are these days) had become a crime, punishable by....snubbing.

Dec 23 06:51

Leaked Information on Trump’s No-Peace/Deal of the Century

On Monday, Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen television reported what it called information on what’s in Trump’s so-called deal of the century.

From what’s reported, it establishes the illusion of a “New Palestine” state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza, short of the real thing Israel and the US reject, both areas connected by an elevated highway.

It excludes 70% or more of West Bank land controlled by Israel, including the Jordan Valley, closed military zones, exclusive Jewish commercial areas, tourist sites, no-go areas, and illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, Jerusalem to remain undivided, the city “shared between Israel and New Palestine.”
Haaretz quoted an unnamed congressional source, saying “(o)ne argument against (the budget request is that) no one thinks (Trump’s) peace plan is coming out any time soon, so why devote money to it,” adding:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What this does, is simply to solidify and legitimize Israel's choke hold over the Palestinian people, which is a way to cause the crisis to worsen, exponentially, if the elements of the plan are put in place without Palestinian approval, which will not be forthcoming.

Dec 23 06:33

America the Shrunken”

There are still some rich cities in America, and even some glitzy ones, but when we pull back the curtains and survey the entire stage, today we see a preponderance of decay. Detroit, Chicago, many California cities, much of Florida, and so many more with not only neighborhoods but entire counties and larger areas rotting from the inside. The great corporations are gone, the jobs are gone, the wealth is gone; only decaying skeletons remain to remind us of what once was. So much of America today is just junkyards, abandoned homes, lifeless slums, empty lots, rusting carcasses of factories, and homes full of despair.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We live in a lovely, small community, where people know their neighbors, and smile, and say hello to them frequently.

But in our nearest "larger neighbor to the West", one sees boarded up businesses; young people, and sometimes kids, reaching out for some kind of hand out, just to keep body and soul together.

This is absolutely NOT the America I grew up to expect, at this point in the 21st century; At 70, I am very blessed to be working. But that so many people are having tough times all around us, is very disconcerting.

President Trump cannot be talking about a "great economy", when the real numbers say something else entirely different; this country is very close to losing what used to be the middle class, as the decently paying jobs are outsourced to Asia, or wherever else the labour is the cheapest.

People who used to be able to afford house payments, because of those former middle class jobs no longer can; they have been shoved into bone/brain crunching jobs at places where cheap labor is the norm.

And unless there is some remedy to these conditions, and soon, in this country, we may well see collective unhappiness morph into seething anger.

Where that anger will take this society, I cannot tell; but it is very close to happening soon.

Dec 23 06:09

In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children

Major food companies like General Mills continue to sell popular children’s breakfast cereals and other foods contaminated with troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup.

The weedkiller, produced by Bayer-Monsanto, was detected in all 21 oat-based cereal and snack products sampled in a new round of testing commissioned by the Environmental Working Group. All but four products contained levels of glyphosate higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children’s health with a sufficient margin of safety.

The new tests confirm and amplify EWG’s findings from tests in July and October of last year, with levels of glyphosate consistently above EWG’s children’s health benchmark. The two highest levels of glyphosate were found in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, with 833 parts per billion, or ppb, and Cheerios, with 729 ppb. The EWG children’s health benchmark is 160 ppb.

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Please share this with every concerned person with a kid around, and let the company (and its CEO, Jeff Harmening) know and understand that you will not put up with its products potentially poisoning their kids.

IF they have any of these products on their shelves, they need to toss it very quickly.

Dec 23 05:54

'Some crimes speak for themselves': ICC probe brings back raw memories in Gaza

Palestinian survivors of the 2014 war welcome the International Criminal Court's investigation into Israel, but ask why it has taken so long.

They wouldn't bring back our children'
Ahed Bakr, a father, grandfather and uncle of four children who were killed on a Gaza beach in a deadly attack on 16 July 2014, says it is "promising that there are finally international steps taken to at least recognise Israel's crimes against Palestinians after all this silence".

"What have they been waiting for, for more than five years, to finally take action? Everything was already documented by cameras," he says.

Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakariya Ahed Bakr, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakr, 11, and Ismail Mahmoud Bakr, aged nine, were killed when Israeli forces shelled a beachfront in the west of Gaza City, during Operation Protective Edge.

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The question I have, is how are the ICC members supposed to get into Gaza, other than fly into Ben Gurion, where they are almost certain of getting kicked off the flight, and placed in a flight right back to where they came from?!?

Dec 23 05:43

Queen's Speech: Is the UK moving closer to Israel under Boris with new 'anti-BDS law'?

After the usual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the annual Queen's Speech on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined his government's plans for the coming year.

Among the priorities announced by the government was planned legislation aimed at curbing the activities of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a grassroots pro-Palestine campaign that has taken university campuses and trade unions by storm across the UK and beyond.

"We will stop public institutions from imposing their own approach or views about international relations, through preventing boycotts, divestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries and those who trade with them," a government briefing on the Queen's Speech said on Thursday.

"The UK Government is responsible for foreign relations and determining the best way to interact with its international neighbours... Public institutions should not be pursuing their own foreign policy agenda with public money."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

I'm gobsmacked, at the audacity of such potential legislation, where freedom of speech is curtailed when you are criticising the actions of a country, not a faith tradition per se.

To conflate the two, that the Jewish religion is the same as the Israeli government, is walking down a terribly dangerous road, in terms of where such legislation may lead; think, "Thought Police", from the Tom Cruz blockbuster, "Minority Report"; it is sometimes terrifying to see how quickly science fiction melds its way into science fact.

I would like to suggest that criticising the government of Israel, when it does something morally wrong, (particularly against Palestinians) is something which should be done, in the most logical, fact-based way possible; but to say that "boycotts have legitimized antisemitism" is an outright lie.

BDS only hurts wallets, and is a completely peaceful way of focusing attention on negative actions by the Israeli government and its agencies.

Dec 23 05:17

Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy

Islamabad, Pakistan - A court in Pakistan has convicted a university lecturer of blasphemy and sentenced him to death in a case rights groups have long cited as emblematic of fair trial concerns in such prosecutions in the country.

Junaid Hafeez, a lecturer at the Bahauddin Zakariya University in the central Pakistani city of Multan, was accused of having insulted Islam's Prophet Muhammad and its holy book, the Quran, verbally and on Facebook in 2013.

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Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy
University professor Hafeez found guilty of having insulted Prophet Muhammad and Quran verbally and on Facebook.

by Asad Hashim
21 Dec 2019
Amnesty International, a UK-based rights group, called Saturday's verdict 'a travesty' [Asim Tanveer/AP]
Amnesty International, a UK-based rights group, called Saturday's verdict 'a travesty' [Asim Tanveer/AP]

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We are very fortunate in this country to be able to practice a religion (or not) as we see fit; with other places on the planet, which only seem to embrace the 21st century through their acquisition of state of the art weaponry, this is a very different issue indeed.

Dec 23 05:10

'Tolerant' UAE revokes citizenship of dissidents' families: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Sunday accused the United Arab Emirates of taking punitive measures against relatives of dissidents, including revoking their citizenships and banning them from travel.

The government of the oil-rich Gulf state has revoked the citizenship of 19 relatives of two dissidents and at least 30 relatives of six dissidents are barred from leaving the country, the rights group said in a report.

"UAE authorities, in their determination to crush dissent, have allowed their state security apparatus to use its near-unchecked power to continually punish the families of activists, both detained and living abroad," said Michael Page, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at HRW.

"The authorities should cease these vindictive attacks, which amount to collective punishment," he added.

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It was rather ironic that when one googles Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, one immediately gets a FLOOD of ads, touting it as a beautiful, incredible, place to vacation; unfortunately, with these moves against people who may think differently than their leadership, Abu Dhabi is a place which I will shun the rest of my life, as through it were Kryptonite, putting it right up there with Riyad, Saudi Arabia, as places I would not ever, ever visit this lifetime.

Dec 23 05:01

India protests rage on as death toll rises to 24

Thousands of people joined fresh rallies against a contentious citizenship law in India on Saturday, with 24 killed so far in nearly two weeks of widespread unrest.

The death toll jumped one day after demonstrations turned violent on Friday in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, where at least 15 people were killed including an eight-year-old boy who was trampled to death.

One protester died Saturday after clashes in Rampur, also in Uttar Pradesh, as police armed with batons used tear gas against a stone-pelting crowd, police told AFP.

Anger has been growing over the law, approved by parliament on December 11, which gives religious minority members from three neighbouring countries an easier path to citizenship -- but not if they are Muslim.

Critics say the law discriminates against Muslims and is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist agenda, a claim his political party denies.

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That Indian legislators actually passed this bill, is a demonstration of absolute, collective tone-deafness, which boggles the mind.

Dec 23 04:37

As Seoul loses faith in Trump’s approach on North Korea, China is poised to step in

As 2019 draws to a close, unease is growing in South Korea over US methods in dealing with North Korea, which has threatened a possible missile launch or nuclear test referred to by officials as a “Christmas surprise”.

Scepticism has deepened over Washington’s ultimate aims for the Korean peninsula, given the pressure on Seoul to buy more US arms and increase its share of costs to keep 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea.

The South is already Washington’s fourth-biggest weapons market, spending US$6.23 billion between 2009 and 2018, and recently deployed a fleet of US F-35A stealth fighter jets, a move condemned by Pyongyang as a breach of last year’s inter-Korean summit agreement.

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President Trump's US foreign policy trajectory, may well have the world deeply concerned about the possibility of more missile, and nuclear missile manufacturing by North Korea.

The four party talks might be the only answer to a potential expansion of North Korea's offensive missile capabilities; it would be a wonderful moment, if President Xi can make this happen, and President Trump actually becomes a part of this process, although it will be a "hard sell" to his base, in this coming election year.

Dec 23 04:24

Sanctioned Muslim nations weigh trading with gold to bypass restrictions

Malaysian leader’s proposal at Islamic nations’ summit receives warm reception from Iran, Turkey and Qatar, who are currently facing a host of economic embargoes.

Iran, Turkey, Qatar and Malaysia are weighing trading among themselves in gold and other currencies in an effort to combat current and future sanctions imposed against them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday.

“I have suggested that we re-visit the idea of trading using the gold dinar and barter trade among us,” the Reuters news agency quoted Mohamad as saying at the conclusion of a summit in Malaysia for Islamic states. “We are seriously looking into this and we hope that we will be able to find a mechanism to put it into effect.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a reasonable response to US sanctions and embargoes.

What President Trump has done, with these issuances of trade restrictions, has been to:

1. Cause nations around the world to dump the dollar.
2. Move nations toward gold backed currencies
3. Pull nations away from the US orbit, and put them into the orbit of Russia and/or China. economically and and defensively.

Bravo, Mr. President, well done! - If in fact these reactions to your sanctions and embargoes were supposed to accomplish these outcomes.

IF not, Mr. President, you have managed to tick off some formerly friendly nations, and have risked putting our country into the jeopardy of more endless wars, which started out as trading disputes.

Dec 23 04:06

Tareq Hajjaj and Pam Bailey'Blinding the truth': Israeli snipers target Gaza protesters in the eyes

To date, Gaza's Ministry of Health reports that 50 protesters have been shot in the eye by Israeli soldiers since the demonstrations began last March leaving them permanently blind.

Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was blinded in his left eye after he was hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in the West Bank.

However, Amarneh was far from unique; Israeli snipers targeting participants in Gaza's weekly Great Return March protests have aimed for the legs – and eyes. To date, Gaza's Ministry of Health reports that 50 protesters have been shot in the eye since the demonstrations began March 30, 2018 – leaving them permanently blind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IT has become painfully apparent, that President Trump just goes absolutely bat-excrement crazy for Middle Eastern rulers who can (literally) get away with ordering murders and mutilations, and there is utterly no penalty for them to bear by so doing.

And who are his BFFs in the Middle East?!?

Bibi Netanyahu and the Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, of course!!

Dec 22 22:29

Diminished Combustion

It didn’t work last time – but this time is different.

Last time, the method deployed to get rid of cars – or at least, cars for us – was emissions standards. The plan was to lay down requirements so severe that cars couldn’t be made to comply with them.

Dec 22 10:25

“America the Shrunken”

In May of 2014, Frank Bruni wrote an article for the NYT titled ‘America the Shrunken’, in which he detailed what he called “the downward arc of a diminished enterprise” that was the USA, quoting friends who claimed their children would live in a more impoverished America, that the reign was over and the slide was inevitable. The optimism and the arrogant swagger are mostly gone.

One American commenting on an article in the Wall Street Journal, wrote the following:

Dec 22 10:11

His Name Is Levi Cole Ellerbe: White Six-Month Old Kidnapped, Burned Alive and Murdered by Black Woman

White lives don’t matter.[Woman arrested in Natchitoches baby’s death, KTBS.com, 7-23-18]:

Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Office along with the Natchitoches Police Department arrested Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 25. She has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Levi Cole Ellerbe. Ellerbe had been set on fire and was discovered off of Breda Avenue in Natchitoches.

Dec 22 09:18

Kurt Nimmo: Trump Institutionalizes Zionist World Tyranny

It’s official. If you find the dispossession, murder, torture, and slow-motion ethnic cleansing of Palestinians disgusting and criminal, you’re an ‘antisemite’.
If you organize like-minded folks and urge others to boycott Israeli products, you may end up in prison.
Yukon Jack December 21, 2019 at 7:10 am | Permalink

Trump has done two things:

1. Exposed himself as an agent of Zion. So there can no longer be any support of Trump from anyone who claims to love freedom, liberty, decency, patriotism, Constitution. Trump is the enemy unless you love tyranny.So watch and see who now still sticks with Trump.

I will tell you who:

1. morons and/or republicans

2. Evangelical crazies

3. Zionists

4. Dual citizen traitors.

5. Baptists, Seventh day Adventists, Church of God

6. Bolsheviks, statists, first amendment haters,

7. Friends of Dick Cheney, Neocons, swamp snakes, jackals, and hyenas

Dec 22 09:09

THE STAGE HAS BEEN SET

Trump will surely win in 2020. It is clear that his sponsors have very big plans for his second term. Are we watching the West, in slow motion, fall to a Noahide tyranny?

Dec 21 15:59

Tens of thousands of Australians engaging in 'Agenda 21' conspiracy on social media

Tens of thousands of Aussies are lapping up a "ridiculous" conspiracy theory — that climate change is a United Nations-led hoax to aggressively depopulate the world.

Social media platforms are being used to push the theory, known as Agenda 21, and, in the past four weeks alone, hundreds of Australians have engaged in posts about it.

A joint investigation by news.com.au and social media intelligence agency Storyful over the past month has found only a handful of these posts take place on fringe sites such as Gab and 4chan.

The bulk of Agenda 21 conversations are on mainstream platforms Twitter and Facebook — where tens of thousands of Aussies have liked and followed Australian-based pages dedicated to the conspiracy.

*The hit piece is in! Read the very last 2 paragraphs to understand that there may be more truth to it than one realises judging by the 'clone' response*

Dec 21 13:46

Ten Disturbing Facts About Justice Scalia’s Death

[Feb 29, 2016] In conclusion, we have established a clear motive in a dangerous climate of tyranny and treason with a victim left all alone in one of the most isolated remote locations in the country without any of his usual security guards. We have a third-string Justice of the Peace declaring death by natural causes without even visiting the location, without any medical examination, without any coroner involvement, and pronouncing it way faster than this process normally takes even though the victim was one of the most powerful men in America. The hotel owner turns out to be a major donor to President Obama, refuses to reveal the name of the victim to the local Sherriff, tells the Sherriff he has no authority in his own county, instructs him to turn it over to federal agents, and then acts as the primary liaison for them. Then all the evidence was promptly destroyed as the body was embalmed without any autopsy.

Dec 21 10:55

The Child that Christmas Forgot: How Would Jesus Fare in the American Police State?

What if, instead of being born into the Roman police state, Jesus had been born at this moment in time? What kind of reception would Jesus and his family be given?

When confronted by those in authority, Jesus did not shy away from speaking truth to power. Indeed, his teachings undermined the political and religious establishment of his day. It cost him his life. He was eventually crucified as a warning to others not to challenge the powers-that-be.

Can you imagine what Jesus’ life would have been like if, instead of being born into the Roman police state, he had been born and raised in the American police state?

Consider the following if you will.

Dec 21 09:21

North Carolina man's speech at city council meeting about gun rights goes viral

A North Carolina man's speech about gun rights is going viral after it was shared on Facebook by Congressman Mark Walker.

Dec 21 09:09

Thousands of Liberians could gain pathway to U.S. citizenship under a bill Trump just signed

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that could legalize the status of thousands of Liberian immigrants like Clark whose protections from deportation have or are set to expire.

Although estimated to cover a comparatively small population, the creation of the legalization program represents an improbable feat for immigrant advocates under the Trump administration, which has overseen a crackdown on both legal and unauthorized immigration.

Dec 21 09:05

House approves Trump's flagship US-Mexico-?anada trade deal, day after impeachment vote

This is a thinly disguised implementation of UN Agenda 21/30.

The US House of Representatives has given the green light to a trade deal between the US, Canada and Mexico that would replace NAFTA, known as the USMCA, passing the bill on to the Senate for another vote.

The sweeping trade deal was passed in the House on Thursday 385-41 and is set for a Senate vote sometime after the new year. If signed into law, the deal would establish new rules for commerce between the three countries, supplanting the longstanding North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. https://theamericanawakening.org/usmca-promoting-un-agenda-21-for-sust...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCNsLL9F8rg

http://iagenda21.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/USMCA-Redux-Reprint-1.pdf

Dec 21 08:53

President Trump Calls for Red Flag Laws in Wake of Mass Shootings

Would violating the Second Amendment as well as the due process clause in the 5th and 14th amendment be a High Crime?

Red flag laws may sound benign on the surface, but when implemented, generally have the reverse effects. Take, for instance, what happened in Maryland after their red flag law was implemented last fall: an innocent 61-year-old man was killed by police.

Dec 21 08:47

Israel and Trump’s Executive Order Killing Free Speech

Would violating The First Amendment be a High Crime?

It’s official. If you find the dispossession, murder, torture, and slow-motion ethnic cleansing of Palestinians disgusting and criminal, you’re an antisemite. If you organize like-minded folks and urge others to boycott Israeli products, you may end up in prison. It’s OK to criticize official enemies—Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Russia, China—for imaginary crimes such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Russia’s meddling in elections rigged and prearranged by a hidden elite, but you are flirting with serious danger when you talk truth about Israel. Trump worked around this scheme of prearranged elections and this has resulted in mass mental illness now known as the “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Dec 21 08:44

TAKE ACTION AGAINST TRUMP’S “END OF FREE SPEECH” DECREE!!!

President Trump’s recent Executive Order IS THE TEXT of the Jewish ADL’s “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, S852, recently denied US Senate Committee consideration. See the Senate Bill here:, and See the Executive Order here: S852 can make a "hate criminal" of any student, teacher, administrator or even employee of U.S. Public Education who strongly criticizes Israel. It says they can be arrested for the crime of “anti-Semitism" and “intimidation" of Jewish students on campus. They then can be punished under the harsh “anti- discrimination” rules of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dec 21 07:05

Top US General Denies That US Troops Died in Vain in Afghanistan

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley sought to defend the Afghan War on Friday, despite the Afghanistan Papers showing systematic official lies about the failed conflict, insisting that the documents were a “mischaracterization” of the war, and that there was no unified decision to deceive the public.

Rather, the position here seems to be that hundreds of Pentagon officials took it upon themselves and each individually decided to deceive the public a little bit, culminating in a colossal lie which couldn’t be explicitly blamed on anyone.

Gen. Milley insisted the war had been a success in that there hadn’t been any specific terror attacks out of Afghanistan for the war’s duration, and particularly objected to the idea that anyone had died “in vain” in the conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gen. Milley, I will not allow my great respect for the American military be destroyed by one man's solipsistic, and arrogant rant about "no one having died in vain"; this war was simply unwinnable, and those in civilian government did not hesitate to put our brave men and women in uniform in harm's way, thinking that the Afghani people could actually be "pacified" to the point where Afghanistan's great embarrassment of resources could be expropriated, with very little "fuss" from the locals.

Their premises, to even believe that such a feat was doable, were completely unhinged from reality; and the sooner you, and your colleagues in places of high command, understand this, the better you are going to be able to advise leadership, both present and future, about the limits to what "military muscle and equipment" alone can accomplish, if you cannot change the hearts and minds of the people whose country you have just invaded, who must now live through the misery of their country's occupation.

Dec 21 05:38

Thousands renew protests in India against citizenship law

Thousands of people took to the streets in India again on Wednesday against a new citizenship law based on religion that has touched off violent unrest, and a southern state imposed curbs on public gatherings to pre-empt further demonstrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government says the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is intended to address the persecution of non-Muslim minorities such as Hindus, Sikhs and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Those groups, many of whom have been languishing in India for years without rights, will now get an automatic path to Indian nationality if they came from these three countries before 2015.

India's Supreme Court turned down a plea on Wednesday to halt implementation of the law but said it would hold hearings next month on the sweeping measure, which critics have described as anti-Muslim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are enormously lucky, here in the US, where one can practice a religion (or not ascribe to any religion), most generally, without death threats or demonstrations; unfortunately, in other places in the world, this is not so simple.

Dec 21 05:26

JAPAN BRIEFS IRAN ON PLAN TO SEND FORCES TO MIDDLE EAST

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo’s plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels, a Japanese official said, Reuters reports.

Rouhani said in response that he understood Japan’s intention to contribute to navigational safety, the official told a media briefing after the two leaders met in Tokyo.

“I’m highly concerned about tensions running high in the Middle East,” Abe told Rouhani at the start of the meeting.

Friction between Tehran and Washington has increased since last year when US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six nations and re-imposed sanctions on the country, crippling its economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Abe's intentions are good and pragmatic; but I hope that there is no "false flag" against any of these Japanese vessels, so as to make them, and their crews, the "sacrificial lambs" to be used by the US and Israel in their desire to regime change Iran.

Dec 21 05:19

ISRAEL SET TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR WAR CRIMES IN PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, ICC ANNOUNCES

A full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories is to be launched by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, prompting a fierce backlash from Israel.

Fatou Bensouda said the probe could result in charges against both Israelis and Palestinians.

“I am satisfied that ... war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,” she said in a statement on Friday.

Bensouda added that because the Palestinian Territories had requested the intervention of the court she did not need to request approval from judges to start an investigation.

However, she has asked the ICC’s pre-trial chamber to rule on what geographical location it can investigate. The probe will be launched pending a decision on geographical jurisdiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question she needs to ask, and have answered, is how is she, and/or her associates, actually going to be able to get to Gaza, East Jerusalem, or the West Bank, without having to travel through Israel?!?

In looking at the borders here, that is going to be very difficult to do, without going through "IDF-enhanced" customs at Ben Gurion Airport, and potentially getting thrown right back on the plane she came in on, to wherever she normally resides.

IF she thinks that her status as a member of the ICC will cut her some slack with Israeli officials, I am deeply concerned that she is headed for an absolute world of hurt, even before the moment her plane lands at Ben Gurion.

Dec 21 04:52

FORMER NYPD COP GETS PROBATION FOR SHOOTING RIVAL IN THE FACE AND PLANTING FAKE EVIDENCE ON HIS VICTIM

SOURCE: SHANE TREJO, LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE NEWS
Former New York City Police Department (NYPD) sergeant Ritchard Blake has received five years of probation after being caught on surveillance camera shooting a man in the face and planting evidence on him.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun made his final sentence last week, giving a slap on the wrist to Blake that is a shocking example of how law enforcement personnel experiences a different standard of justice than ordinary civilians.

Blake, 40, was recorded on Aug. 2, 2018 firing two bullets toward Thavone Santana’s jaw and then planting a blade next to Santana as he laid on the ground. He would later return to the crime scene and pick up the knife. According to a civil lawsuit filed against the city, Blake acted out in a jealous rage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) As long as cases like this continue to go very unpunished, it is no wonder that the people of New York feel as though they can no longer trust any cops they encounter, even if they happen to be good, and fair, police officers.

Dec 21 04:47

WHILE ALL EYES WERE ON IMPEACHMENT HEARING, HOUSE RE-AUTHORIZED PATRIOT ACT

SOURCE: BREAK THE MATRIX
House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill – voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program.

A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reaching surveillance capabilities to the very same president they’re trying to impeach.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but thoroughly true!!!

Dec 21 04:44

THE REAL LESSON OF AFGHANISTAN IS THAT REGIME-CHANGE DOES NOT WORK

SOURCE: NICOLAS DAVIES VIA COUNTERPUNCH

The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public for 18 years. The “Lessons Learned” papers, however, are based on the premise that the U.S. and its allies will keep intervening militarily in other countries, and that they must therefore learn the lessons of Afghanistan to avoid making the same mistakes in future military occupations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only place here, where Davies misses the mark, is in not crediting the role the independent media has played, in working assiduously, to get the truth out there, for those who would actually take the time to read, and/or listen to it.

This nearly 20 year horrific and catastrophic failure, on the part of the US government, no matter who was in charge, caused many a person holding even a slightly unconventional view on this war, based on what facts emerged, to be branded as "an idiot", or worse.

Folks, the butt-ugly truth about Afghanistan is the following; the only guy who was able to conquer, and hold, this region through a series of dynastic alliances and marriages, was Alexander the Great; and that was only for a relatively short time.

Yes, the country sits over an embarrassment of riches, between the pipelines, and rare earth elements; but the Afghani people have got to have the opportunity to create a new country and a new society from within.

The sorry state of corruption in which the US has left this country, not to mention our ex-military who are dying with cancer, because their housing was occasionally placed right on top of chemical dumpsites, with zero thought to their safety, has to be remedied.

But instead of billions for war, the US government should be spending money on treating our Vets, and focusing on allowing Afghanis the opportunity to emerge as whole as possible, given a chance to educate their kids, and sleep in peace.

The bottom line here is, this was "unwinnable" from its very inception, and it is high time for Americans to come home, permanently.

Dec 20 13:03

At Least 61 US Veterans Who Guarded 'Contaminated' Ex-Russian Base Died Or Have Cancer

At least 61 US special operations forces who were deployed to a former Soviet base just a few hundred miles from the Afghanistan border have either died or have cancer, according to a new report by McClatchy DC's Tara Copp.

The deployment, which began shortly after the 9/11 attacks, were to a military site in Uzbekistan called Karshi-Khanabad, known as K2. It was leased by the United States from the Uzbek government weeks after the 2001 terrorist incident, as it was in close proximity to al Qaeda and Taliban targets.

The US troops were greeted by "radiation hazard" warning signs, 'black goo' oozing fro the ground, and pond water that glowed green, according to the report.

K2 was contaminated with chemical weapons remnants, radioactive processed uranium and other hazards, according to documents obtained by McClatchy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Veterans' Affairs Department Head Wilkie, get these Vets the care they need and deserve; and right the heck now!!!!

Dec 20 12:10

Are Israel and Iran preparing for war?

(Darius Shahtahmasebi is a New Zealand-based legal and political analyst who focuses on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Asia and Pacific region. He is fully qualified as a lawyer in two international jurisdictions.)

While the US has proven somewhat reluctant to directly strike Iran or its forces, there is another power in the Middle East that appears to be increasingly willing and able to do so on Washington’s behalf: Israel.

Just last month, Israel made a rare admission that its military had carried out a “very intense” attack against Iranian forces and Syrian Army targets in Syria, killing at least 21 fighters and two civilians in the process.Earlier, the IDF destroyed a weapons depot for Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and allegedly undertook drone strikes on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has given Netanyahu carte blanche to do anything he wants in the Middle East; unfortunately, such liberties given to Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life, after a series of corruption charges were brought against him, was completely unwise, and absolutely not thought through.

And there is a new bill, which will most likely to hit Congress when it reconvenes in January, which Secretary of State Pompeo and Netanyahu conjured up during their last meeting, to bring the US and Israel even closer in terms of a defense posture for the US regarding Israel:

And how will this proposed pact affect the US/Israel, and the entire Middle East?!?

The following article, from digitalnews.com, spells it out for us:

Netanyahu and Pompeo push ahead with US Israel defense pact

The article goes on to state: "Netanyahu trying to use US connections to stay in power

Netanyahu is actually claiming that the deal shows he needs to stay in power because of his unique ties to the US. Details of the pact have not been released beyond the fact that it will commit the US to war to defend Israel. Those who know about the fact say that it in no way restricts Israel's practice of unilaterally attacking targets across the region. Israeli attacks on Syria and Iraq could continue."

HOLD ON, WHAT THE HELL WAS JUST STATED HERE?!? "THAT THE US WOULD GO TO WAR TO DEFEND ISRAEL?"

Forgive me, but Israel has one of the finest military on the planet; the top of the line defense weaponry; and nuclear weapons; why in the name of heaven should the US be saddled with having to defend it from its nearly pathologically wrong-headed inability to get along with any of its neighbors in the Middle East?!?

A Russian diplomat made the following promise to Iran last summer, which, of course, got no press in the US. Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

Watch for an even deeper demonization of Iran and Russia from the US presstitutes; and God help this country if this "defense pact" is ever approved of by Congress; when this passes (if the primary essense of this pact is not done by Executive Order), look for the US to be "defending" Israel not only from Iran, but Russia as well.

Dec 20 11:14

Int'l Criminal Court Has No Jurisdiction to Investigate in Palestinian Territories - Netanyahu

The prime minister's statement came shortly after the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would open a full investigation into "the situation in Palestine" as it had been determined that war crimes had been committed there.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the International Criminal Court's intention to probe the situation in Palestinian territories. According to Netanyahu, the ICC has no jurisdiction to conduct an investigation in Palestine.

"The court has no jurisdiction in this case. The ICC only has jurisdiction over petitions submitted by sovereign states. But there has never been a Palestinian state," Netanyahu said on Friday.

The court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda earlier in the day said that she would not require the authorisation of the Pre-Trial Chamber to launch the investigation as Palestine had asked for a probe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, that second to the last paragraph from this article caused our BED (Bovine Excrement Detector) to rekit, and die an horrific death.

Mr. Prime Minister Netanyahu, every time you let a whopper like this out of your mouth, we are going to have to bill you, personally, for its replacement.

And sir, just let me ask; if there was never a Palestinian state, how and why does Palestinian coinage exist, please?!?


Coins from the British Palestine

This woman spearheading the investigation... has sand. She is at least asking the questions most people dare not ask, certainly not regarding Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Dec 20 10:52

Video: Military Intervention in Libya and Turkey’s Grand Game in the Eastern Mediterranean

During the past week, the situation significantly escalated in Libya, with Turkey expanding its military involvement in the conflict.

In late November, Turkey signed with the Government of National Accord (GNA), which controls only a small part of northern Libya, deals on security cooperation and maritime jurisdiction. By this move Ankara, the main backer of the GNA and pro-GNA militants, tried to legalize its economic zone claims in the eastern Mediterranean and thus legalize its controversial drilling activities in the region. At the same time, Turkey sees its involvement in the Libyan conflict as a tool of expansion of its own influence in the entire region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a companion piece to this, written early December, from the independent.co.uk, which sheds a little more light on this story.

Putin has turned his attention to the war in Libya as part of his aim to undermine Nato, by Ahmed Abdoulouh

The article goes on to state: "Whatever the morals over such a push, President Putin has played his hand right. The Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic compound in 2012, which resulted in Ambassador Christopher Stevens’s death, left a psychological scar in the US policy towards Libya, and Washington seems unable to find a way out of it.

This along with the chaos caused by numerous factions fighting for their own ends, shaped a perfect environment for Russia to step in. Libya, after Syria, is further proof that the policy of inaction that the Trump administration looks to employ is the biggest strategic asset Putin has. He is trying to make sure Moscow fills the gaps in leadership left behind."

Putin seems to always be thinking light-years ahead of both US leadership, and NATO. This seems to be one of those moments when his outlook is nothing short of brilliant.

Dec 20 09:57

House-Senate Impeachment Impasse Would Mean Trump Wasn't Impeached At All: Harvard Law Prof

While Nancy Pelosi threatens to withhold articles of impeachment passed Wednesday night by the House, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman says that President Trump isn't technically impeached until the House actually transmits the articles to the Senate.

Feldman, who testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment proceedings earlier this month, argues in a Bloomberg Op-Ed that the framers' definition of impeachment "assumed that impeachment was a process, not just a House vote," and that "Strictly speaking, "impeachment" occurred – and occurs -- when the articles of impeachment are presented to the Senate for trial. And at that point, the Senate is obliged by the Constitution to hold a trial."

If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn’t actually impeached the president. If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say that he wasn’t truly impeached at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that this would be the very first time that this has happened in American history.

But the incredible damage to the political process done by Pelosi, et all, will be with us for quite some time to come, and that will not be expunged quickly.

Dec 20 09:49

Only The Damage To America Is Real

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

Lots of news outlets labeled yesterday’s House vote to impeach President Trump “historic”. It was. But what was historic about it was not that Donald Trump became the third president to be impeached. What was historic was the way it was done. That was a first.

Because it was not the House that impeached President Donald Trump, it was the Democratic Party. Which just happened to have the majority in the House. They appear to think that this is all that’s needed, which is a big mistake and an even bigger gamble. A gamble on the value and future of the US Constitution and the entire political system.

Dec 20 09:46

US Steel Shares Plunge, Dividend Slashed, Buybacks Halted, 1,500 Workers Cut Amid Deepening Manufacturing Recession 

President Trump told a crowd of steelworkers in Illinois in July 2018 that "After years of shutdowns and cutbacks today the blast furnace here in Granite City is blazing bright, workers are back on the job and we are once again pouring new American steel into the spine of our country."

While US Steel's Granite City might be operational for the time being, the steel producer has just announced it will shut down a "significant portion" of its Great Lakes Works facility, slash its dividend, terminate 80% of its share buyback program, and layoff 1,500 workers.

Great Lakes Works is expected to halt operations by April 2020. The mill rolls slabs into sheets of steel and has been battered by the manufacturing recession and trade war. The facility laid off 200 workers earlier this year, with another 1,500 in the near term, reported 247 Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the lousy, butt-ugly reality of this situation is, these people have no where else to go to look for decently paying jobs, if there are any left.

And Mr. President, please; do not continue to tell the American people that the economy is doing well, when it is only doing well for people like yourself, who are flush with money and holdings, for whom the economy is doing well.

Dec 20 09:01

How “Dumbed Down” Has America Become? Here Are 30 People That Actually Believe Trump Is No Longer President

I knew that Americans were dumb, but I didn’t think it was this bad. In the hours after President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives, thousands of people immediately began wildly celebrating on social media because “Trump is not the president anymore”. But of course that is not true at all. Two-thirds of the Senate will have to vote to convict Trump in order to remove him from office, and at this point that seems exceedingly unlikely. Anyone that has received even the most basic education about the U.S. Constitution should know this, so how is it possible that there are vast hordes of people out there that actually believe that Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States?

Dec 20 08:56

The trans ideology is a threat to womanhood

Heck! The Feminist Idiotology is a threat to women too.

On Saturday 2 November, a few dozen protesters gathered outside the Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver chanting, ‘No TERFS, No KKK, No fascists’. One young white woman held a sign saying, ‘White feminism ain’t shit’. The equally as white woman next to her carried a guillotine made out of cardboard, with the words, ‘Step right up, TERFs’, written on it. The brave young soul wore a ski mask to protect her from accountability. Those under threat, of course, do not share the same privilege.

Dec 20 08:46

Dems shocked to find their lives still suck after Trump impeachment

Many Democrats are flying high today after the culmination of more than three years’ of partisan work and straw-grasping ended in the House of Representatives voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

But some are coming back down to earth as they realize that the impeachment doesn’t mean that Trump has been removed from office, that it will likely get canceled when it goes for a vote in the Senate, and they’re still hopeless losers.

Dec 20 08:44

The Coup Becomes a Civil War – Trump Impeached

The Democrats declared war yesterday. Not on Donald Trump but on the United States and the Constitution.

What started as a coup to overturn the 2016 election has now morphed into a Civil War as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces) presided over the passage of a bill which creates a clear Constitutional Crisis.

And that means we have multiple factions vying for control of our government, the definition of a Civil War.

In passing these articles of impeachment against President Trump Congress has arrogated to itself powers it does not have.

Dec 20 08:32

Trump’s Abominable, Reprehensible And Downright Tyrannical Executive Order

I’ll make this column short and to the point.

Trump's executive order—deceptively called “An Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism”—issued this past week, will empower the federal Department of Education to withhold funding to college campuses that do not squash anti-Israel rhetoric. In other words, it is now official government policy to deny college students and faculty members their Natural and constitutional right to criticize—especially and primarily if they criticize any and all things Israel. This will also doubtless include speech that supports Palestinian rights.

Trump also declared that the religion of Judaism is a nationality or ethnicity and is beyond criticism. Can you imagine the outcry if he had declared Christianity to be a nationality?

Dec 20 08:27

High Noon For Trump: The Impeachment Charade

The Trump deception has been one of the Jews’ most brilliant accomplishments. And it seems they’ve induced across the land a debilitating cognitive dissonance. “How can Trump possibly be a bad guy,” many across America are now asking, “if the likes of Nancy Pelosi can’t stand him?”

ARCH STANTON : Trump has just given Israel the international green light to do whatever it deems necessary to protect its interests in the Near East — and the Near East its getting nearer all the time. He has armed the Jewish House of Saud with nukes and other high tech weapons. Those nukes, combined with Israel’s nukes, make the Jews not only a monstrous regional threat, but a global menace as well.

Dec 20 08:22

Trump Impeachment… Slapstick Diversion From Reality

Fittingly for the jolly season, the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Trump was more pantomime than serious politics.

“Oh yes, he is!.. Oh no, he isn’t!..” and so it went on for nearly 10 hours of to-and-fro between Democrats and Republicans. Eventually, the finale came when black-clad Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hammered the gavel, announcing President had been impeached – only the third-ever in two-and-half centuries of 45 presidents.

What was truly sad, however, is how the impeachment fiasco dominated other news, thereby drawing the curtain on several far more significant events.

Dec 20 08:19

The Afghanistan Fiasco and the Decline and Fall of the American Military

A devastating investigative report was published in the Washington Post on December 9th. Dubbed the “Afghanistan Papers” in a nod to the Vietnam War’s famous “Pentagon Papers,” the report relied on thousands of documents to similarly expose how the US government at the presidential level across three administrations, acting in collaboration with the military brass and civilian bureaucracy, deliberately and systematically lied repeatedly to the public and media about the situation in Afghanistan.

The story should have been featured all across the US as Afghanistan continues to kill Americans and much larger numbers of Afghans while also draining billions of dollars from the United States Treasury, but the mainstream media was largely unresponsive, preferring to cover the impeachment saga.

Dec 20 07:52

Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Synagogues?

Another Chabad link to these mass shootings.

Almog Peretz, left, wounded during a shooting at a suburban San Diego synagogue in April is suing Chabad of Poway. Peretz says that the synagogue did not have proper security despite a rise in anti-Semitic attacks nationally and that it did not use a $150,000 grant to upgrade security.

Dec 19 18:35

By Impeaching Trump, Democrats have Made Him more Powerful than they Could ever Imagine

This is an affront to the Constitution and to The American People,No matter what your feelings are about Trump.
What is going on in Virginia now is part and parcel of this whole thing. They start a New American Revolution if they continue in their madness.
Maybe this is the appropriate place for it to start, Virginia,The Old Dominion State. The State that gave us Washington,Jefferson and Madison along with The Constitution,The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Independence.

Dec 19 18:05

Militia Rises in Virginia to Fight State’s Anti-gun Tyranny

Anti-gun leftists have long maintained that the Second Amendment only references a militia’s right to bear arms. So when your state proposes onerous gun-control laws, accompanied by an unofficial threat to use the National Guard to enforce them, what do you do?

If you’re a group of smart patriots, you form a militia.

Dec 19 18:03

House of Representatives Passes USMCA Integration Scheme

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, by a vote of 385 Yeas to 41 Nays, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 5430) to approve and implement the USMCA regional integration scheme.

Of those who voted against the sovereignty-crushing regional merger scheme, Representative Justin Amash (I-Mich.) tweeted earlier on Thursday:

Dec 19 13:49

Cancer Cases on Sharp Increase in Iraq's Al-Anbar after US Use of Banned Munitions

Medical authorities in al-Anbar province in Western Iraq report a sharp rise in the number of registered cases of cancer diagnosis as a result of the US military's use of banned munitions at the time of occupation.

"The radiation of prohibited ammunition used during the US occupation of Iraq is the most important cause for the heightened number of cancer patients in al-Anbar province," an oncologist in the province was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language Afaq news channel on Wednesday.

He noted that people in al-Anbar are facing different problems risen from the Americans' use of banned weapons and munitions, and said that cancer is a disease whose treatment is much costly, while people in the province cannot afford it, and even the few that could bear the huge expenses are facing shortage of cancer drugs.

The US troops used white phosphorus in the offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja in 2004, the US said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...very sparingly...", MY ASTROLABE!!

To be a citizen of a country with absolutely zero shame about using prohibited weapons, such as white phosphorous, when its ability to create cancer is undisputed, is a very bitter, and difficult, reality for thinking people who care about this country's future.

Color me one of those people.

Remember the way we were programmed, as kids, into believing that this country would never do something immoral, just for the sake of expediency?!?

These war crimes (and those still being committed, as in Yemen) make an absolute mockery of the concept of the US government as responsible, valuing human life, or moral; those running this government don't give rat's anus about anything over and above the financial outcome of these endless wars with which to protect its financial hegemony.

And when we know about such things happening as a result of US foreign policy, and do nothing, we are ultimately responsible for these war crimes, even if we didn't commit them ourselves, because we didn't have the courage to (peacefully and rationally) confront those who gave the orders to commit those crimes.

Dec 19 11:25

Crossing the Rubicon?

Now here's where I get myself kicked off Google/Blogger. Because I'm suggesting that CW 2 might be the least worst option facing America's Whites. Look at it this way. The way things are going Whites will become a voting minority in the not-too-distant future. When you consider what's been inflicted on them when they're the majority can you imagine what minority status would entail?

Dec 19 11:12

AFGHANISTAN WAR – THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY

Congress and especially Congressional leadership of both parties are all as guilty as the three lying Administrations. They were part of the big lie, falsely presenting to the American people as “expert” witnesses only those bought-and-paid-for Beltway neocon think tankers.

What is even more shocking than the release of this “smoking gun” evidence that the US government wasted two trillion dollars and killed more than three thousand Americans and more than 150,000 Afghans while lying through its teeth about the war is that you could hear a pin drop in the mainstream media about it. Aside from the initial publication in the Washington Post, which has itself been a major cheerleader for the war in Afghanistan, the mainstream media has shown literally no interest in what should be the story of the century.

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