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Feb 11 10:25

RUSSIA TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET AS PART OF A PLANNED TEST

Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week.

The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament in December 2018.

A first draft of the law mandated that Russian internet providers should ensure the independence of the Russian internet space (Runet) in the case of foreign aggression to disconnect the country from the rest of the internet.

In addition, Russian telecom firms would also have to install "technical means" to re-route all Russian internet traffic to exchange points approved or managed by Roskomnazor, Russia's telecom watchdog.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin knows what is coming and, as usual, is at least 30 chess moves ahead of his American counterpart; he is doing everything possible to insure the survival of the Russian people, should there be some form of aggression against Russian assets, anywhere in the world.

Feb 11 10:25

Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy: GOP Aims to Force House Vote on Born Alive Abortion Survivor Bill

McCarthy explained Republican House members’ effort to force a vote on the Born Alive Survivors Act. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is the sponsor of the bill that was introduced in December 2017.

He said Democrats have a “radically, calloused position about life.” He pointed specifically to a new late-term abortion bill in New York and efforts in the Virginia legislature to pass a similar measure. He added Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent comments effectively endorsing infanticide.

McCarthy said Republicans began the week asking for unanimous consent to put the bill up, but Democrats avoided the opportunity. He said Republican Reps. Steve Scalise and Ann Wagner each called for unanimous consent on the bill this week. He said Republicans would continue to do so every day. He added that they will introduce a discharge petition. Six Democrats previously voted with Republicans, according to the minority leader.

Feb 11 10:21

THE CYNICISM OF EMPIRE: SEN. RUBIO TELLS VENEZUELANS TO OVERTHROW THEIR GOVERNMENT...OR STARVE!

There is a sad disregard for human life among the neocon regime-changers. The devastation of Iraq, with its million dead, was a mere stepping stone to a "re-making" of the Middle East. A Libya turned into a modern day slave market after neocon-backed "liberation" is off the radar screen. Who cares, right?

Syria suffered a half million dead after a US backed jihadist insurgency - strongly backed by the neocons - and not a word of remorse.

In fact, in a remarkable act of chutzpah, neocons have taken to blaming the victims in Syria, with the Washington Post's Josh Rogin branding Assad, who fought and ultimately defeated US-backed terrorists (and in so doing saved Syria's ancient Christian community) an "enemy of humanity." One need not join the Assad fan club to come to the easy conclusion that an al-Qaeda-controlled Aleppo, for example, was a living hell while an Aleppo liberated by Assad very soon was on its feet again as a multi-confessional and multi-cultural center of Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Rubio, a word, please: of all the people in South America, Venezuelans are among the most conscious of their history, and wish to make their own forward trajectory from the horrific place where they are now (largely driven by US sanctions) to their collectedly decided-upon future.

And this is why I can guarantee that they will NOT be "throwing flowers" at American Troops' feet if we invade; they will be throwing everything and anything to hand at the American invaders, until they ultimately leave.

Also, as you well know (or should, as a 2019 member of Select Committee on Intelligence), Russia has already dispatched a contingent of around 400 Special Forces in late January Russian Mercs reportedly descend on Venezuela to help protect Maduro Regime

You have to love that phrase "descend on Venezuela", but... I digress.

IF you are thinking seriously, about going head to head with both Russian and Venezuela troops in Venezuela, I would strongly caution you against such an act.

War with Russia, over the Venezuelan oil reserves?!?

Sir, I would ask you to consider the following: just because an act by the US government and military, could be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this government and military could possibly do, is no guarantee that they will not do it.

A war against Venezuela and Russia at this time, would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do at this point; this is because our Military does not have the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing necessary with which to create a positive outcome to a war with Russia.

If you truly "care about the troops", then you and your colleagues should push away from any martial approach here, and consider reasonable negotiations with the Venezuelan government; now that... would be logical.

You are welcome, Senator Rubio!!

Feb 11 10:10

Teen Gets 35 Years to Life for Murdering Spring Garden Dad Gerard Grandzol in Front of 2-Year-old Daughter

The 18-year-old gunman who shot a beloved Philadelphia community activist in the head during an attempted carjacking will serve 35 years to life in prison.

Feb 11 10:09

U.S. Colleges Raise $47 Billion in Ninth Straight Record Year

U.S. colleges raised $46.7 billion in the 12 months through June 2018, the ninth straight record year, as the lengthy bull market for stocks helped spur contributions.

Feb 11 10:09

Defiant Leaker Amid White House Probe Reveals Trump Still Ticking Off 'Executive Time'

Despite a reportedly intense White House investigation to unmask the individual who spilled Donald Trump’s private daily schedules to the media, a defiant leaker has popped up again to reveal the president is still spending about half of his days in unstructured “executive time,” Axios reported.

Feb 11 10:08

Cindy McCain Racially Profiled and Accused Innocent Family of Human Trafficking

Where to begin…?

Well, let’s start with the lies.

Cindy McCain declaratively told the world:

“By God, she was trafficking this kid,” and…
“She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.”
Wow. What a hero Cindy McCain is. What amazing instincts she has. Except…

None of it is true.

None of it.

The Phoenix police, in fact, released a statement that does not mince words about just how untrue it is.

Feb 11 09:47

AUSTRALIA CALLED TO ACT AGAINST CHINESE DETENTION OF UIGHURS

Melbourne, Australia - Members of the UighurMuslim community in Australia are renewing calls for action from the government amid reports that a number of Australian permanent residents are effectively trapped in China's Xinjiang province.

The Guardian reported on Monday that at least 17 Australian residents are being held under house arrest, in prison or detained in so-called "re-education" centres in the far western region of Xinjiang, also referred to by some Uighurs as East Turkistan.

They are thought to have been detained while on trips to visit relatives in China and some have family members who are Australian citizens.

"As soon as they arrive, their passport is taken away because they're holding a Chinese passport, even though they have permanent residency," Nurgul Sawut, the Uighur-Australian activist who provided The Guardian with the details of the 17 affected, told Al Jazeera.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I part of this group, I wouldn't hold my breath that Australia will do anything for the cause of the Uighurs in Western China. The reason?!?

Australian Trade with the Worlds was up 11 - to 763

The article goes on to state: "China valued at $183 billion (up 16% on 2016), accounting for 24% of total trade. China remained Australia's largest two-way trading partner, export market and import source."

Unfortunately, trade tends to "rub out" human rights considerations, and this is why we will not hear a peep out of Canberra, regarding possible Uighur human rights offenses by the Chinese.

Feb 11 09:38

How About A Red, White And Blue New Deal?

I know many Americans are chomping at the bit to turn our entire economy over to a bunch of coastal blue city hipsters and college professors, along with all our money and our personal freedom, because of a dubious moral panic over future weather, but I’d like to suggest a better idea. I call it the Red, White and Blue New Deal, and it’s a little different than the proposed Green New Deal that seems to benefit only virtue signaling limo libs, crony capitalists, and aspiring commissars. The Red, White and Blue New Deal would, instead, be directed at benefiting Normal Americans – you know, those people who built our country, feed it, fuel it and defend it. People like you and me. So, here it is. All of it:

Feb 11 09:36

‘ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS’: ILHAN OMAR SPARKS TWITTER BACKLASH OVER ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ POST

Rep Ilhan Omar’s tweet that US politicians’ support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby’s influence.
The controversy kicked off when Omar shared, and responded to, a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald about Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatening punishment against her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for their support for the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.

It's all about the Benjamins baby ???? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
Journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon swiftly reacted, wondering who Omar thinks “is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel,” and accused her of making an “anti-Semitic trope.”

“AIPAC!” the congresswoman responded, referencing the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby group, which spent $3.5 million on pro-Israel lobbying in 2018, and $3.4 million in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rep Ilhan Omar will likely be a one-term Representative; the Israeli and AIPAC's intel units here, will make sure that by the time her term is ended, if she goes up for re-election, that they will have pulled so much...crud on her, and pledge support to anyone who is opposing her, that she will most likely not get re-elected.

Having said that, I have to ask; is it anti-Semitic for an American member of Congress to simply state what everyone in government knows to be absolutely, painfully obvious, about how Israel and AIPAC control US foreign policy?!?

I would think, not at all; but I would, apparently, be dead wrong.

Feb 11 09:24

REDDIT GETS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM CHINESE CENSORSHIP COMPANY

Reddit, which censors dissidents in America, is now being funded by Tencent, a multi-billion dollar company which censors dissidents in China.

From NewsBusters, "Chinese Censorship Company Invests Millions in Reddit":

What happens when the front page of the internet is funded by the company that made the Great Firewall in China?

Reddit, the internet forum for communities, posts, and news, is currently fundraising to keep itself afloat, with a $300 million goal. Half of that goal has already been met, thanks to a massive investment of $150 million from Chinese censorship company Tencent. The company is in charge of blocking, blacklisting and preventing internet access to certain groups, sites, and information in China. Ironically, Tencent is responsible for the banning of Reddit in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like we don't have entities in the US doing precisely the same thing, by deplatforming, and making it all but impossible to find a post with a negative view of these perpetual wars?!?

The unholy Triumvirate of Facebook, Google, and Twitter, do this kind of work the US government wants them to do; so why blame China for doing the same thing?!?

Feb 11 09:24

6 Popular Dog Breeds Before And After 100 Years Of Breeding

The Science of Dogs blogged a series comparing your favorite dog breeds from the 1915 book "Dogs of All Nations" to their present counterparts. Many dogs have been developed to be more disease prone than before.

Feb 11 09:21

Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Soldiers Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Although they fought on opposite sides, the Union and Confederate forces shared a common enemy: smallpox.
At the battle of Chancellorsville, fought May of 1862, nearly 5,000 Confederate troops were unable to take their posts as the result of self-vaccination from smallpox.

Feb 11 09:19

‘ENEMY CAN’T ASK US TO LEAVE, THEY MUST LEAVE’: IRAN CALLS FOR US TO WITHDRAW FROM THE REGION

Tehran has brushed off US calls to pull its forces out of Middle East countries, saying that it is the ‘enemy’ Washington who should go back home. It comes as Iran marks 40 years since the Islamic Revolution.
As the US’ own forces start to withdraw from Syria, Washington is increasingly worried that Tehran is getting too entrenched in the war-torn country. The US has repeatedly lambasted Iran for its presence in Syria, where Tehran maintains ‘military advisers.’

On Monday, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired back at Washington: “The enemy cannot ask us to leave the region. They must leave the region.”

“We will help any Muslim anywhere in the world,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami added.

It’s not the first time that Iran has rejected US demands to curb its ‘influence.’ Last week, a senior aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, warned: “Whether they want to or not, the Americans must leave Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word please; last time I checked Russia and Iran had been invited by the government of Syria to assist it in getting rid of the western funded, trained, and supported jihadists: the US government was not invited to this particular party, in case the memo never reached you.

In fact, this US occupation of Syria falls under the heading of " a major crime against sovereign state."

And sir, this stated objective that the US has to stay in Syria to watch Iran?!? I don't know if any one has mentioned this to you, but even though you have pulled the US out of the P5+1, Iran, as declared through the IAEA's certifications, Iran is still keeping its part of the deal.

Has Iran started a war in the last two hundred years?!? The short answer is no, Mr. President; they have not. So why in the world is the US "watching them" from Syria?!?

Surely, there has to be another reason. Perhaps creating a false flag in Syria, blame it on the Iranians, and off we would be going, into an Israel-favored war?!? I would like to hope - and pray - that this is not the design objective of the US staying in Syria.

And Mr. President, there is another issue which the American people would like to have explained; why is it, sir, that Iran has signed the NNPT, but Israel has not, meaning, of course, that they are not entitled to any money or weaponry, according to the Mann Act and the Symington Amendment?!?

Isn't the US violating its own law, every time Israel gets more money, or weaponry from the US?!? Can you explain this to us, please?!?

And your excuse for staying in Syria being that we must "protect Israel" with our Syrian occupation?!? President Trump, can you enlighten us on the latest and greatest package passed by Congress for Israeli aid?!?

U.S., Israel Sign Historic 10-year, $38-billion Military Aid Deal

Sir, forgive me, but at this massive cost to the US government (while homeless Vets still sleep rough in our streets, and our infrastructure is crumbling around us), one might imagine that possibly, just possibly, with all that illegal cash, that Israel is receiving from the US, Israel would be fully capable of protecting itself.

So the answers you have provided ring utterly hollow, as the "reasons why" the US military is still in Syria. What you and Israel may have in mind for Syria and Iran, I shudder to contemplate.

Feb 11 09:06

Um, No Thanks — Why One Travel Pro Isn't Falling for Airlines' Checked Bag Fees

It seems almost every year that airlines are increasing the cost of a checked bag. What used to be included in your airline ticket can now cost you upwards of $50 per bag, per flight. To many, this is a deterrent, but that’s when I like to remind others that a carry-on is a viable option and one you shouldn’t be overlooking. I’ve gone on three-week business trips and taken only a carry-on bag with me with no problem.

Feb 11 09:06

The U.S. Navy's New Stealth Destroyer Is Super Expensive and Has No Clear Mission

What were merely three DDG-1000s good for, despite their nifty stealth features and propulsion? The advanced destroyers lacked ammunition for their guns, anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine torpedoes, and long-range area-air defense missiles.

Feb 11 08:39

Australia signs $50bn submarine contract with France, ends 2-year squabble

Australia signed a production contract with French shipbuilder Naval Group on Monday for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth AU$50 billion (US$35.5 billion). The move ends a two-year wrangle that cast doubt over one of the world’s most lucrative defense deals. Australia selected the French builder as its preferred bidder for the fleet of submarines in 2016 ahead of other offers from Japan and Germany. Final contracts, however, were delayed amid domestic media reports of cost blowouts and production delays.

Feb 11 08:38

Roger Waters Condemns 'Illegal Attacks' on Julian Assange by Western Governments

Waters, 75, has never shied from speaking his mind, and has vocally questioned many Western government policies. Last week, he called US actions in Venezuela a "coup"; earlier he challenged Donald Trump on immigration and called for the boycott of this year's Eurovision in Israel.

Roger Waters, the founding member of Pink Floyd and an avowed social justice activist, has endorsed the upcoming demonstrations in support of Julian Assange and demanded that the whistle-blower be given a safe haven in his native Australia.

In a letter to Australia's Socialist Equality Party, published on the World Socialist Web Site, Waters lauded Assange as a "real hero", whose WikiLeaks project "helped expose to the world the hidden machinations of the real criminals in our society: the oligarchs, who in their insatiable quest for more and more wealth, would destroy the fragile planet we call home".

Feb 11 08:34

'Savage': Donald Trump Jr. hits back over Native American reaction to dad's jab at Elizabeth Warren

President Trump took to Twitter after Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign on Saturday to continue mocking her for her claim of Native American ancestry. In the process, he appeared to joke about the Trail of Tears as well, sparking a backlash from Native Americans, who are not amused.

Feb 11 08:34

Police used stun gun 11 times, Arizona couple's lawsuit says

A man and his wife are suing a Phoenix suburb and three of its police officers, alleging they used excessive force during a 2017 traffic stop.

Feb 11 08:31

ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN ROGER WATERS CALLS ON PEOPLE TO DEMONSTRATE IN AUSTRALIA TO DEFEND JULIAN ASSANGE

World-acclaimed musician and song-writer Roger Waters has sent the following endorsement of the demonstrations that the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia has called in March to demand that the Australian government immediately act to secure the freedom of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. The rally in Sydney will be addressed by respected journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger.

Roger Waters, 9th February 2019

Switzerland

Julian Assange is a national Australian treasure. He is a brilliant, brave, honest, humane, relevant, genuine, journalist and publisher of immense influence and significance on the world stage. He has shown himself to be an enormous power for good in a world that is sadly, with some notable exceptions, (Yes John Pilger, I mean you among others,) starved of his ilk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have precisely four words with which to respond to Roger Waters' call here; and these are, "God Bless you, sir!!"

Feb 11 08:30

Warren apologizes again over Native American heritage claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) apologized again over her claims of being of Native American heritage, saying she is not a "tribal citizen" and should have been "more mindful of the distinction."

Warren was responding to a Washington Post report noting she had identified herself as American Indian on her registration card with the State Bar of Texas decades ago.

She also told the Post she was sorry that she had identified herself as a Native American in the past.

“Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers,” Warren told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when asked about her Texas' state bar registration, according to Politico.

Feb 11 08:21

Texas City Councilman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez A 'Bimbo' After She Criticizes Trump

A Texas elected official was roundly slammed after he called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) a “bimbo” for criticizing President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Feb 11 08:21

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax calls on FBI to investigate sexual assault claims as pressure mounts to resign

Virginia's lieutenant governor called on the FBI to investigate two claims by women who say he sexually assaulted them, defying pressure to resign from most leading state and national Democrats.

Feb 11 08:02

Vintage Snapshots: World War II Soldiers Showering or Bathing

Between battles soldiers were able to bathe in makeshift showers and in rivers, lakes and streams.
These personal snapshots of World War II soldiers bathing and swimming are a record of the unselfconscious camaraderie between young men at war. Troops were encouraged by their superiors to form close “buddy” relationships, and these bonds were often cemented through horseplay.

Feb 11 07:52

'Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy': Grocery store riles up shoppers with ad

A family-owned Christian grocery store is facing questions from some customers who felt it crossed a line with a political message on immigration in a recent ad.
Mac’s Fresh Market’s store circular typically includes a religious or political message at the top, but this particular assessment on the U.S.-Mexico border wall appears to have set off shoppers.

Feb 11 07:51

Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Supporters of President Donald Trump’s proposed border security measures gathered to form a human “wall” along a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico on Saturday.

Feb 11 07:07

Eric Holder Flays Trump For Whitaker Hearing Criticism: 'Are You Out Of Your Mind?'

Eric Holder blasted President Donald Trump for his criticism of Democrats’ behavior during a hearing for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, asking whether he’d lost his mind.

Feb 11 07:06

Virginia leader accused of rape will have to resign if claims are true: governor

Virginia's embattled governor insisted he will not resign over a racist yearbook photo, but he said the state's lieutenant governor would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him are found to be true.

Feb 11 05:32

The Most Isolated Lighthouse in the World

Precariously perched on a rock pillar in the Westman Islands in Iceland, the Þrídrangaviti lighthouse is arguably the most isolated lighthouse in the world. The structure, sitting some 120ft above the raging North Atlantic sea was built in 1939 (without the use of helicopters), which makes imagining how they ever built this place, even more impossible.

Feb 11 05:31

These Were the Popular Christmas Gifts 70 Years Ago

This collection of Macy’s best-selling holiday gifts of 1948, compiled by LIFE magazine shows use just how much things have changed since then.

Feb 11 05:16

Brief History Of The Lobotomy

Psychosurgery, as properly defined, is the treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery. Psychosurgery can be loosely defined as the gray area between neurosurgery and psychiatry. It has been known to exist in some form since the Stone Age when evidence of craniotomies emerged dating as far back as 5100 BC. Archaeologists discovered evidence that prehistoric witchdoctors performed brain surgery by drilling or cutting a hole into the skull. It is incredible to think that even that long ago, there was an interest in mental health and the brain itself.

Feb 11 03:36

TEHRAN (FNA)- Trump Requesting Visit to Tehran through Mediators

Senior diplomatic sources in Tehran revealed that US President Donald Trump is seriously attempting to open a channel to hold direct talks with his Iranian counterpart and travel to the country.

The US is not so much serious in the current sanctions given the waivers granted to certain countries… and it is trying to make a communication bridge to Iran," Amir Moussavi, a former Iranian diplomat, told the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Friday.

"Based on information I have, a message was sent from Washington (via mediators) for direct talks with Mr. Rouhani. Even Mr. Trump has voiced readiness to visit Tehran," he added.

Moussavi said that Iran has rejected Trump's demand for a visit to Tehran>>>

Feb 10 19:46

Man’s testicles tasered during horrific police arrest (VIDEO)

Disturbing bodycam video shows Arizona cops tasering a man 11 times, including on the testicles, as his horrified family scream for them to stop. The police are now being sued for “excessive force and torture.”

Feb 10 12:28

Telltale Signs of Recession

One characteristic that never makes it into the abstract statistical representation of recession is the light switch phenomenon: business suddenly dries up, as if someone turned a light switch off. This is especially visible in discretionary purchases, which include everything from smart phones to vehicles to eating out.

Feb 10 12:12

Female Concealed Carrier In Chicago Shoots At Would-be Robber

Surprise, buddy. Armed citizens are out there, even in Chicago, and they’re refusing to be your victim.

Feb 10 11:48

Debt Trifecta At All-Time Highs – Billionaires Panic

The “trifecta” of national, corporate, and consumer debt has reached all-time highs, and could prove to be catastrophic if a recession hits. -- Let’s start by quickly bringing each part of this debt trifecta up to date as much as possible…

Feb 10 11:42

Secrets of Meghan’s letter revealed: Note to her father saying her heart has been ‘broken into a million pieces’ reveals she is a ‘narcissistic showman whose self-control is wavering’, say handwriting experts

The letter saw Meghan accuse Thomas of breaking her heart with press leaks
MailOnline has spoken to handwriting experts to reveal what it reveals about her
Examined 'highly stylised' writing and said it revealed aspects of her character

Feb 10 11:39

Shady “NewsGuard” organization aims to censor all independent media so that false narratives of establishment media can no longer be challenged

A shady organization of intelligence operatives, propagandists, and their pawns have come together to become the official judge and jury over the internet’s 7,500 most influential websites. This organization, called NewsGuard, will rate each and every news site and warn consumers about “untrustworthy” independent news sites. NewGuard propagandists analyze each site and stereotype its content by either writing an article to promote the site or writing a hit piece to demonize the site.

Feb 10 11:17

Scott Adams: Green New Deal (GND), Universal Basic Income (UBI), Trump Tweets

Green New Deal (GND) contains Universal Basic Income (UBI)
UBI is money for free…for everyone, even if “unwilling to work”
The payoff for working remains: more resources and a better life
It’s almost guaranteed that in my lifetime, UBI will happen
UBI is to allow minimal survivable life capability, a safety net
like…Social Security, food stamps, welfare
GND might not contain anything that’s practical or possible
But GND is directionally positive
The Congressional border budget plan won’t be supported…
…by the border control experts
Congress is NOT a functional body for this issue
Declaring a national emergency solution…supported by the experts
Congress isn’t able to provide a solution supported by experts
CNN isn’t as rabidly anti-Trump lately, what changed?
8,000 lies in two years supposedly, did any of them matter?
There’s no examples of damage from POTUS hyperbole

Feb 10 09:15

Global Elitists Are Not Human

It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.

I am of course talking about globalists.

Feb 10 09:14

'You don’t get to authorize US military interventions' – US Rep. Khanna to Venezuela’s Guaido

After self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido said he might 'authorize' a US military intervention, he was rebuffed by Congressman Ro Khanna, who told him he doesn’t get to make the call on "US military interventions."
“Mr. Guaido, you can proclaim yourself leader of Venezuela but you don’t get to authorize US military interventions,” Khanna tweeted on Saturday, adding that only the US Congress can greenlight sending troops overseas.

“We will not,” the Democrat from California added.

Feb 10 09:07

Iconic African Animals Covered in Snow After Freak Sub-Saharan Blizzard (PHOTOS)

South African animals accustomed to desert heat braved icy conditions after freak blizzards hit the country last week. Now, the rare sight of giraffes, antelopes, rhinoceroses, elephants and other animals covered in snow have been widely shared on social media.

Feb 10 08:40

Leading British surgeon calls for transgender women to have life-changing womb transplants so they can have their own children with IVF

A top British surgeon has called for transgender women to get life-changing womb transplants so they can have children of their own.

It comes after doctors in Brazil delivered the world's first baby from a womb transplant that was given to a woman from a deceased donor last year.

Now surgeon Christopher Inglefield, founder of the London Transgender Clinic, believes transgender women deserve a uterus implant.

He says the procedure is 'essentially identical' to the one performed on women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gestating a child involves more than having a womb. There are all sorts of hormones and enzymes the mother must provide the embryo for proper development. I shudder to think what might come out of those transgender transplanted wombs!

Feb 10 08:39

'I want to execute. I want to behead,' says US man arrested at airport on way to Pakistan to join LeT

A 29-year-old New York City man has been arrested while he was about to catch a flight to Pakistan to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in a dangerous sign that the Pakistan-based terror group, which carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has expanded its tentacles in the US.

Feb 10 07:45

Photos Of The Massive Lun-Class Ekranoplan or Flying Ship

In 1987, the very first 350-ton Ground Effect Vehicle (GEV) from the series of Soviet battle missile carriers was created. This massive "ship" was called Lun (also called Project 903), after the Russian bird of prey, harrier.

Feb 10 07:36

Lucky British Soldier Shows Off His Damaged Helmet, 1917

You wouldn't think a soldier who has been shot in the head would have much to smile about, but in 1915 steel helmets had just been introduced. This soldier was feeling very grateful for the protection his British Mk 1 Steel Brodie Helmet offered him - it managed to dissipate enough energy from the bullet that hit him that in spite of the helmet being pierced he only received a minor injury.

Feb 10 07:33

Chand Baori: World's Largest and Deepest Stepwell

Chand Baori is the oldest stepwell in Rajhastan, India and the deepest and biggest in the entire world.
Stepwells are built with steps on the side which allows people to easily reach the water below. Chand Baori is shaped like a square, measuring 13 stories, and is approximately 100 feet deep. The stair groupings looked like small pyramids.

Feb 10 03:13

10 Things You May Not Know About John F. Kennedy

1. IN ADDITION TO CAROLINE AND JOHN, JR., THE KENNEDYS HAD TWO OTHER CHILDREN.

Feb 10 03:08

Photos Of An Uncontacted Amazon Tribe That Doesn’t Know Our Civilization Exists

Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert had to reroute his helicopter flight because of a storm, but this detour led to a series of incredible photos of a remote rain forest tribe.

Feb 10 03:00

400-Year-Old Statue Destroyed By Tourist Taking a Selfie

The statue of Saint Michael stationed at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon was knocked to the ground - shattering it beyond repair - by a Brazilian tourist who was trying to snap a selfie with it.

Feb 09 23:01

JOE ROGAN #1242 - Tim Pool

Feb 09 16:49

Hero Security Guard Shoots Man Who Began Firing Into Crowd After Argument

Could this have turned into a mass shooting? Absolutely. The one thing that stopped this teen from continuing was a good guy with a gun, no matter how anyone looks at this situation.

Feb 09 15:02

December 2018 NICS Background Checks make Second Highest on Record

With Nancy Pelosi the Speaker, and a Democrat House of Representatives in Congress, we can expect the introduction of numerous restrictive gun laws: I do not expect the highly restrictive infringements on Second Amendment rights to pass. I expect them to give the gun industry a bump.

Feb 09 13:09

Oregon Anti-Gunners Launch Attack; 20 Rounds a Month in One Bill!

Under provisions of SB 501, receipt of a firearm without a valid permit could land someone in jail for up to 364 days, and impose a fine of up to $6,250. Failure to secure a firearm with a cable or trigger lock, or in a locked box, could result in 30 days behind bars and a $1,250 fine. -- But the most alarming tenet of the bill is a restriction on the amount of ammunition someone can purchase in any 30-day period. SB 501 would limit someone to getting 20 rounds a month. Critics say this ammunition limit is nonsense, as it would effectively preclude practice for competitors, and would be a burden on hunters, especially those who hunt waterfowl or upland birds.

Feb 09 12:48

The Court-Packing Threat to the Second Amendment

You might think that with the confirmation of two pro-Second Amendment justices under President Donald Trump, that the Second Amendment is reasonably safe. Well, think again. Those who would seek to take our rights away are not going to just give up. In fact, they have a new plan to deal with a pro-Second Amendment majority on the Supreme Court.

Feb 09 12:17

Not Crazy at all! The real Democrat agenda unveiled: Murder the babies, demolish all buildings, ban guns, block the sun, kill free speech, ban all airplanes and declare a new UTOPIA

Yes, Ocasio-Cortez is clinically insane. But her ideas — which are almost all rooted in communism and fascism — are shockingly popular among the drooling left-wing idiots who now run the tech giants, the media and the U.S. House of Representatives. If these people are allowed to gain power over the country, they will plunge America into an era of unprecedented human suffering, starvation and destitution.

Feb 09 12:05

How To Make Saltpeter

Saltpeter is the common name for potassium nitrate (KNO3). Using urine is an old school method for manufacturing saltpeter. To make saltpeter from urine you need only a couple of ingredients. Urine and organic matter such as straw, straw being nothing more than cut grass. However, as you can guess it isn't as simple as just mixing urine and grass. No, this is a long long process that takes months.

Feb 09 11:57

Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be disagreed with on many grounds. They weren’t crazy. Today’s administration would seem unwholesome in a New York bus station at three in the morning. They are not normal American politicians.

In particular they seem to be pushing for war with Iran, China, Russia, and Venezuela. And–this is important–their behavior is not a matter of liberals catfighting with conservatives. All former presidents carefully avoided war with the Soviet Union, which carefully avoided war with America.

Feb 09 11:47

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launches a targeting operation in Sanaa

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched a targeting operation in the Houthi-held capital, Sanaa, Saudi state TV reported on Saturday.

The operation targeted a location for storing and preparing drones and launch vehicles in Sanaa.

The coalition added that the operation conformed to international law and that measures were taken to protect civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice the cold, almost clinically detached, tone of the reporting.

And notice also, no images of the attack,with carnage raining down from the skies; and no mention of the number of civilians maimed for life or killed, many of them just infants and toddlers.

And that last statement "The coalition added that the operation conformed to international law and that measures were taken to protect civilians.", was simply cosmetic, to "save face" for when local first responders get to the site, and try, desperately, to untangle the living from the dead.

So Yahoo and Reuters, here is what life looks like in Yemen, courtesy of this Saudi-generated, US-enabled war against this country: (warning: very graphic images)

Images:
Dead, dying, and maimed for life kids, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi Bombing Runs

Images: Yemeni children dead, or dying of cholera, possibly weaponised, and with water resources deliberately destroyed by US-enabled Saudi military

Images of Yemeni children dying from malnutrition, because a US and Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports.

President Trump, I would have never thought for a moment, when you were campaigning, that you would continue to sign off on US aided and abetted Saudi war crimes in Yemen; and yet, you absolutely appear to have utterly no moral qualms whatsoever, about the assassinations of the innocent here, not to mention that your good friends in the weapons industry, are making such a killing, both literally, and financially, through this grinding war.

To the American Congress, which is the only body in the US government which can legally declare war, you must, lawfully, and peacefully, reclaim your power in this regard.

It is high time for both a very public, peaceful conversation about this Saudi-led, US-abetted war to happen, followed through upon, with veto-proof legislation Congress passes to get our contribution to this horrific genocide ended.

Feb 09 11:21

US Airstrikes Kill 15 in Somalia; General Warns Airstrikes ‘Not Enough’

AFRICOM claims al-Shabaab was trying to 'illegally tax' civilians
Jason Ditz Posted on February 8, 2019Categories NewsTags AFRICOM, Somalia
US African Command (AFRICOM) has reported that airstrikes against targets in Somalia have killed at least 15 “fighters” from al-Shabaab. Both strikes were in the Lower Shabelle region, with 11 killed Wednesday and 4 killed Thursday.

These are the latest in an ever-growing number of strikes inside Somalia. The US strikes have increased substantially in the past few years, and this year’s bombings have been even more frequent than the last year.

Following the strikes, AFRICOM head Gen. Thomas Waldhauser warned the Senate that despite the escalations, airstrikes were “not enough” to defeat al-Shabaab, and that Somalia’s local forces need to get more deeply involved in the conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder, at what point General Waldhauser will call for "more American troops" in Somalia, if these air strikes continue to be "not enough."

Feb 09 11:17

Venezuela’s Guaido Won’t Rule Out Authorizing US Military Intervention

With the power struggle between Venezuela’s President Maduro and US-backed interim-president Juan Guaido continuing, Guaido now says he will not rule out personally authorizing a US military intervention to force Maduro out.

Guaido says he will “do everything that is necessary,” saying his goal is to generate “governability and stability to deal with the emergency.” He admitted that a US invasion is a “very controversial subject.”

That’s putting it mildly. Maduro’s ability to maintain power for years has rested on having the support of the military, and portraying his opponents as US puppets trying to foster a coup. With Guaido, the US is now very public about how much they endorse his rule, and how open they are to attacking Venezuela to make that happen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, two words, please, on this possible scenario, and sir, they are "HELL, NO!!"

As you are aware, Russian troops (Either private mercs, or Russian Special forces) have been imbedded with the best of Maduro's military, as of late last month.

Russia has huge financial interests in Venezuela; should those interests be potentially compromised by a US invasion/occupation, there will be hell to pay, sir.

And the other consideration here is, unlike many Americans who are completely ignorant of the real origins of their country, and how those origins came about, the Venezuelan people have a strong sense of their history, and how their country came into being.

Any US government invasion will cause these people to rise up, and cost the US government not only any shred of international credibility it may still have, but also the negative optics of such an invasion, here at home may well cost you re-election in 2020.

Mr. President, in order to win a war which transfers into a lasting peace, the aggressor has to be "on the right side of history"; in a potential invasion of Venezuela, the US government is on the polar opposite path.

You are welcome, sir!

Feb 09 11:09

Scott Adams: The News is Becoming Friendlier to President Trump Lately

Border budget negotiators report they might approve 2Billion
Tell us what the EXPERTS say we need, and what it costs
Is what you’re approving…what the experts say is needed?
Nobody cares about “percentages of crime”, when they’re a victim
I’ve been robbed but it’s okay. I’m in a low crime area
Annexing Mexico into America, should we?
The cartels are running the country to a large degree
“Turnaround Groups” for stabilization of failing countries?
UN controlled, a country applies to them for assistance
A neutral organization of turnaround specialists goes in
Limited time, they do a government reorganization
NO outside military presence imposing new government
Mike Cernovich and the New Green Deal
Mike says the New Green Deal is brilliant
They’re big ideas that we have no idea how to accomplish
The fact that it’s impossible is what focuses energy

Feb 09 10:57

POMPEO ATTEMPTS TO LINK IRAN, HEZBOLLAH TO CRISIS IN VENEZUELA

During a Wednesday night interview with FOX Business host Trish Regan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made several statements that raised eyebrows, such as claiming that Cuba had invaded Venezuela and “taken control” of the Venezuela’s “security apparatus” and that U.S. sanctions illegally imposed on Venezuela “aren’t aimed at the Venezuelan people.”

However, the most surprising claim Pompeo made in the interview was that Hezbollah and Iran were “active” in Venezuela, presenting a national security “risk for America.”

After accusing China, Cuba and Russia of interfering with U.S. efforts to install U.S.-funded opposition figure Juan Guaidó and oust current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Pompeo made the following assertion:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has this man gone absolutely bonkers, and swallowed the Koolaid, in order to make that assertion?!?!?

But I can imagine, after Pompeo's having made such a ludicrous statement, what the follow-through action is going to have to be; something in Venezuela, or an American asset overseas, will be hit with a US-generated false flag, to be blamed both on Iran and Venezuela, and off we'll go.

Pompeo and President Trump have to know that, after all the lies about US intentions overseas, coupled with the hard economic truth of why we have invaded so many countries, Americans are both war-weary, and war-skeptical.

If Pompeo stops making reference to this, perhaps it was just a lousy attempt to somehow tie Hezbollah and Iran into this destabilization in Venezuela; but if he continues harping on this, you can bet your sweet bippy that something wicked this way comes, even if the US government has to fabricate it.

Feb 09 10:53

BREAKING: Surveillance video captures FBI directing CNN camera man at Roger Stone raid; it’s all THEATER

Stunning new video footage released exclusively by InfoWars.com shows FBI personnel directing the CNN camera man who filmed the armed raid of Roger Stone. The new footage exposes the pure theater of the armed “Gestapo” raid on Roger Stone, which was carried out by 29 armed, geared-up FBI agents who now function as Robert Mueller’s domestic terrorism mercenaries.

The shocking video footage proves that the corrupt FBI was complicit in the theatrical staging of the arrest for CNN’s cameras, further proving that CNN was tipped off by someone in Robert Mueller’s office. Leaking this information to the media is a felony crime, demonstrating that Robert Mueller’s deep state mafia is, itself, a criminal operation engaged in domestic terrorism tactics against Americans.

Feb 09 10:52

Liverpool has a Buried Underworld and No One Knows Why

For fifteen years, retired Liverpudlian locals and curious volunteers have been digging up a vast network of 200 hundred-year old tunnels and cellar systems beneath their streets, not knowing how far they go, where they lead to and why they are even there.

Feb 09 10:48

Court Rules Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Body Parts As Authentic

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Texas can strip taxpayer subsidies from Planned Parenthood, primarily based on evidence found in undercover videos of the abortion provider’s involvement in harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts for profit.

The undercover videos in question were first released in 2015 by David Daleiden, founder and project lead at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), and scrutinized by Planned Parenthood and members of the media as “deceptively edited.”

“Planned Parenthood for years has been smearing us trying to say the videos were not accurate or somehow misleading,” Daleiden said in an interview with Federalist contributor DC McAllister. “The Fifth Circuit explicitly found in their ruling last night that the Center for Medical Progress’ videos are authentic…and could be relied upon by Texas and by others as the regulatory and other enforcement proceedings.”

Feb 09 10:48

Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.

On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer’s parent company explicitly threatened to publish intimate photographs of Bezos and his mistress, which were apparently exchanged between the two through their iPhones, unless Bezos agreed to a series of demands involving silence about the company’s conduct.

In a perfect world, none of the sexually salacious material the Enquirer was threatening to release would be incriminating or embarrassing to Bezos: it involves consensual sex between adults that is the business of nobody other than those involved and their spouses. But that’s not the world in which we live: few news events generate moralizing interest like sex scandals, especially among the media.

Feb 09 10:44

VENEZUELA: AMERICA'S 68TH REGIME-CHANGE DISASTER

The US government has been opposed to Venezuela’s socialist revolution since the time Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998. Unbeknownst to most Americans, Chavez was well loved by poor and working class Venezuelans for his extraordinary array of social programs that lifted millions out of poverty. Between 1996 and 2010, the level of extreme poverty plummeted from 40% to 7%. The government also substantially improved healthcare and education, cutting infant mortality by half, reducing the malnutrition rate from 21% to 5% of the population and eliminating illiteracy. These changes gave Venezuela the lowest level of inequality in the region, based on its Gini coefficient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Propaganda, economic sanctions, and low-key military destabilization; all of these are the toolcraft of US wars, most generally fought for resources of another country (Like Venezuela's most-probable regime-change in the not so distant future).

When Karl Marx observed that all wars are economic in their origin, he has been proven absolutely correct, in following all the wars which the US government has created, and in which this country has been enmeshed since World War II.

I would love to see Mike and I become citizens of any other country on this planet which doesn't indulge in war crimes, but unfortunately, we are both too broke, and far too old, to make that happen.

Feb 09 10:44

Charles-Henri Sanson: The Royal Executioner Of 18th-Century France

On Jan. 5, 1757, King Louis XV of France departed the Palace of Versailles. While he was walking toward his carriage, a strange man suddenly shoved past the palace guards, striking the king in the chest with a penknife.

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