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Dec 27 19:22

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

Fake news has always been around for humor purposes, but the real “fake news” scares happen when the establishment is so used to getting away with lying, that any alternate narrative is demonized as factually false, irresponsible, and dangerous. “The Onion” was next to “The Economist” in the newspaper stands for almost two decades. “Weekly World News”, which one-ups most British tabloids with regular Elvis sightings and vivid descriptions of two-mile fish orbiting in the rings of Jupiter, is still next to “Foreign Policy” in the same newspaper stands. This was never considered problematic in the slightest. Why, then, is a unified establishment screaming bloody murder about “fake news” all of a sudden?

Dec 27 18:43

BREAKING: NATO INVESTIGATOR WHO REVEALED OBAMA’S CONNECTIONS TO ISIS JUST FOUND DEAD

A NATO auditor, Yves Chandelon, who had uncovered evidence that ISIS was being funded by Western government was found murdered in Belgium.

And Chandelon was not just any NATO flunky.

Yves Chandelon was the Chief Auditor for NATO and he was found dead this weekend in the normally dreamy, tourist-friendly city of Andenne in the Belgian Ardennes. He was found with a gun in his right hand, in an apparent suicide attempt.

Dec 27 18:14

I Needed To Hear Some Good News, And This Is IT - BREAKING: US APPEALS COURT REVIVES HILLARY CLINTON'S EMAIL SUIT!

It seems Hillary Clinton may get what she deserves! In a new legal development over the controversy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, an appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling saying two U.S. government agencies did not do enough to recover the emails.

Dec 27 18:12

Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

Kentucky bills people held in its jails for the costs of incarcerating them, even if all charges are later dismissed. In Colorado, five towns raise more than 30 percent of their revenue from traffic tickets and fines. In Ferguson, Mo., “city officials have consistently set maximizing revenue as the priority for Ferguson’s law enforcement activity,” a Justice Department report found last year.

Dec 27 16:55

AND TRUMP ISN’T EVEN PRESIDENT YET! LOOK WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN OHIO

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have been saying that it is impossible to bring back jobs from China. Even before Trump gets into office, he is bringing jobs back to America.

Dec 27 16:52

Amazon Echo saves all your voice data. Here's how to delete it

Whether you like it or not, Amazon stores any voice commands you say to Echo. Here are two ways to wipe that data.

Dec 27 16:14

Chinese Interbank Funding Freezes Again As Overnight Repo Hits 33%

While we have previously shown the amazing gimmicks the Chinese central bank does with the short end of the offshore Yuan interbank offered rate, which as previously explained, and as shown in the animation below, has become the PBOC's favorite means of punishing currency speculators by making Yuan borrowing costs against shorts crushingly high, forcing short unwinds...... when it comes to more traditional unsecured short-term funding markets, like the simple overnight repo, these reflect overall levels of liquidity in the interbank market, or as the case may be, complete absence thereof.

Dec 27 16:11

Interview With Anti-Vaxxer – Must Read

Interview with an anti-vaxxer. Q: So you’re an anti-vaxxer now? A: Yes. Q: Don’t you worry about your child getting sick from vaccine preventable diseases? A: No, not really. I actually have..

Dec 27 16:10

ECB Lowers Deutsche Bank's Capital Requirements, Allowing It To Pay Bonuses

Fast forward to this morning when the ECB once again rode to the rescue, if not so much of Deutsche Bank the company, then certainly the employees of the German bank, and as Reuters reported overnight, Mario Draghi agreed to lower the minimum capital requirements for Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, "giving the lender more leeway to structure bonus payments and dividends."

Deutsche Bank said the ECB requires it to maintain a phase-in common equity tier 1 (CET 1) ratio of at least 9.51% on a consolidated basis, starting January 2017. This is below Deutsche Bank's current requirement of 10.76 percent, a threshold the bank cannot fall below this year without having to limit dividends, variable remuneration and coupon payments to holders of Additional Tier 1 instruments, the bank said.

The drop in requirements for 2017 comes after a change in the rules. The ECB now expresses parts of its capital demands as voluntary guidance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have the ECB and Mario Draghi collectively lost their minds on this?!?

What if there is some terrible economic catastrophe which comes Deutsche Bank's way (like a global move that triggers a huge move in the derivatives market), which causes the bank to go under, necessitating a bailout from the German government?!?

Dec 27 15:57

Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials.

The administration is still finalizing the details, which are also expected to include covert action that likely will involve cyber operations, the officials said. An announcement on the public elements of the response could come as early as this week.

The sanctions part of the package culminates weeks of debate in the White House about how to revise an executive order from last year meant to give the president authority to respond to cyberattacks from overseas, but which did not originally cover efforts to influence the electoral system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the DNC and President Obama are utterly, pathologically incapable of taking responsibility for attempting to shove the fatally flawed candidate, Hillary Clinton, down the throats of the American electorate, and failing to do so, they have to have someone to blame, even though there is no evidence of any Russian tampering with the elections.

And even more hysterically, on 13 December, 2016, it was President Obama himself who denounced any theories that Russia had hacked the US elections. Obama Crushes Conspiracy: No Evidence that Russia Tampered with Votes in Election

So let me get this straight; after denying that Russia hacked the 2016 elections on the 13th of this month, as of today, the White House is going to "punish Russia" by taking the above-described steps....for something it cannot prove Russia did?!?

All I can say is that the level of intellectual whiplash demonstrated by this Administration must be giving everyone involved with this decision an industrial strength headache. And sorry; I have absolutely no sympathy for them.

Dec 27 15:40

British Generals and Military Advisers in Syria to Recruit Retreating Aleppo Terrorists

A group of British Generals and military advisors have arrived in Syria to recruit and train the terrorist groups which have withdrawn from Aleppo, a Russian daily reported.
The Izvestia newspaper reported that UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon had earlier said that 20 British military instructors have already arrived in Syria to “restore the combat capability of units of the moderate opposition which has retreated from Aleppo”.

Earlier reports, in October, said that Britain had sent its military experts to Syria before Aleppo’s liberation by the Syrian army to train the fresh terrorists for combat, first medical aid and defuse bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Izvestia is usually pretty no-nonsense about what they report; however, IF these reports are true, this "mission" had to have been signed off on at the highest level of the British government.

So, IF these reports are true, this a clear, and thoroughly disturbing, revelation that the British government, from Prime Minister May on down, has collectively lost their mind to the point where they believe that a war with Russia over Syria is a perfectly acceptable outcome of these actions, in order to regime change Damascus.

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Dec 27 15:27

Ukraine in Full-Blown Collapse: Deep-seated Economic, Social Crisis and Environmental Crisis

With all the action in Syria, the Ukraine is no longer a subject for discussion in the West. In Russia, where the Ukraine is still a major problem looming on the horizon, and where some 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees are settling in, with no intentions of going back to what’s left of the Ukraine, it is still actively discussed. But for the US, and for the EU, it is now yet another major foreign policy embarrassment, and the less said about it the better.

In the meantime, the Ukraine is in full-blown collapse—all five glorious stages of it—setting the stage for a Ukrainian Nightmare Before Christmas, or shortly after.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of time before Ukraine implodes, and the US government; the IMF; and the EU will have only themselves to blame.

If we start seeing massive anti-government riots in Ukraine, the main question is on what side will the Ukrainian military rest, on the side of their brother and sister Ukrainians, or the Ukrainian government?

We are already seeing what NATO and the US are doing to deflect international attention from the US's defeat in Syria. As reported at sputnik.com just today:

NATO Ramps Up Ukraine War After Defeat in Syria

One has to wonder just how long NATO will pursue its attacks against Eastern breakaway republics if there is "regime change" in Kiev?!?

Dec 27 15:25

Hot Off The Press - Britain Pulled the Strings Behind Anti Settlement Resolution

Ten days ago, pretty much out of the blue, British PM Theresa May announced that she decided to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and to integrate it into British law. Jews in Britain and all over the world were over the moon. Tonight we learn that May’s declaration was a preemptive move. It was Britain rather than the USA that had been pulling the strings behind the anti Israel Security Council resolution.

Dec 27 15:18

Trump Tower Evacuated – Bomb Squad Investigating “Suspicious Package”

Trump Tower in New York City being evacuated due to a suspicious package which is being investigated by the NYPD bomb squad.

Dec 27 15:15

Israel to Spray Pesticides Along Gaza Border

The Palestinian ministry of agriculture has warned local people that the Israeli occupation authorities are going to spray pesticides along the Gaza border between 25 December and 5 January. The ministry’s statement was reported by a number of media outlets.

“This is an annual Israeli activity which takes place at the end of the year to get rid of unneeded grass in this farming strip along the border,” the General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza, Younis Al-Zaytouniyeh, told Quds Press.

He noted that the Israeli pesticides have a negative effect on Palestinian crops. This sometimes causes huge losses for Palestinian farmers in the besieged territory. Last year, he explained, most of the crops near the border were damaged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if these pesticides contain glyphosate, a known carcinogen, which will not only effect Palestinian crops, but also give a number of Palestinians and their families cancer.

Dec 27 15:09

Breaking: Al Qaeda Rebels Surrender to Syrian Army in Southern Syria

On December 26 and December 27, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force were delivering massive airstrikes on Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) targets in the Idlib-Aleppo countryside, according to local sources. The activity of the Syrian-Russian air power in the area was synchronized with reports about deployment of a high number of Hezbollah and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba and Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fighters for an operation in the area of Hader and Qarassi.

Mass graves of torture victims have been uncovered in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on December 26.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed; this might be a real turning point for peace in Syria.

Dec 27 15:04

The world of gold is about to change

When you look at the price of gold in 2016 you see that the level we have today 1130 USD/oz is only a little bit higher than January’s 1050 USD/oz. Jumping to conclusions we may say that this year was very calm but the reality is far from it.

Dec 27 15:01

China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill

China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan.

Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".

In a statement late Sunday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with the United States over the Taiwan content of the act and expressed its strong opposition.

Taiwan is Chinese territory and purely an internal matter, the ministry said.

It noted that the part of the defense policy bill referring to Taiwan was not legally binding, but said it was an interference with China's internal affairs that China could not accept.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that cooler heads in the Chinese government need to prevail here.

Yes, this was an attempted provocation by the US government; but I would like to politely remind them that there will be a "changing of the guard" in DC as of the 20th of next month.

Perhaps, addressing this through back diplomatic channels once Trump has become our President might well be a more productive way for the Chinese government to express their concerns. And please take a look at how this is worded:

"Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".

The "sense of Congress" uses the world "should"; not the word "will", in that paragraph. And therein lies the difference.

Dec 27 14:55

David Collum: We've Got A Recession Coming

Whether or not you've had time yet to plow your way through David Collum's excellent 2016 Year in Review, our annual podcast with Dave always brings additional color to light -- and this year's is no exception.

Dec 27 14:46

Hell just froze over: the New York Times runs an article saying Zionism is racist

Trump’s election is having fascinating consequences. Today the New York Times ran a long piece titled, “Liberal Zionism in the Age of Trump,” by Omri Boehm of the New School saying that liberal Zionism is a contradiction: liberal American Jews have “identified themselves with Zionism, a political agenda rooted in the denial of liberal politics.”

Boehm’s most startling point is that Zionism has anti-Semitic strains, witness its collaboration with Nazis. Hannah Arendt is happy today.

The piece will greatly increase the pressure on liberal Zionists to choose one idea or the other, and to stop denying the existence of apartheid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a fascinating analysis, and it will be interesting to see if it changes the way Zionists see themselves, and how they perceive how the world sees them.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I would love to see both a thriving Israel, and a thriving Palestinian state, created not by bloodshed, but by hard-won, ethical negotiations.

Unfortunately, the newest, internationally condemned Jewish-Only housing developments, happening in East Jerusalem, and in the West Bank, will make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible; this is by design.

And also, unfortunately, such actions are completely to be expected from the wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy,( with nuclear weapons) which Israel has become in the 21st century.

Dec 27 14:42

Can Laws the Globalist Made Be Used to take Down New World Order’s Treasonous Subversives Under a Trump Administration?

All I can say to our next President. Even though we want him to be tough taking down the traitors and criminals who have undermined our constitutional republic by hook and by crook. We also have to remind the Attorney General and the President that there is a presumption of innocence for the accused no matter how repulsive they are to the American people. They are entitled to the same constitutional rights to a speedy public and fair trial with a jury of their peers with the right to assistance of counsel for a vigorous defense as we enjoy. If we attack their rights, We attack our own meaning we will fall into the pit we are digging too. We must not forget that ever.

History will judge us not by the outcome. But in the way we carry it out. So we must take the moral high ground so we set a good example for future generation to come and not stoop to their globalist level when dealing with these traitors.

Dec 27 14:39

It is time Take Down the Anti American Subversives trying to Destroy The Republic.

These foundations and NGOs that seek to overthrow our Constitution and our Bill of Rights lingering around wreaking havoc will continue unless dealt with. Donald Trump’s plan to restore the republic will be hindered at every turn unless these subversive foundations are brought down. It is time to take down these subversive organizations and foundations if our republic is going to survive. What is your opinion?

Dec 27 14:33

A Trump Victory Means Patriots Are Regaining Their Self Respect As Proud Americans Once Again

Freedom loving Americans no longer tolerate Hillary Clinton’s and George Soros’s brown shirt brigades to harass Trump supporters. No matter what the globalist try to throw at us trying to scare us into submission whether it be an economic crash, martial law or any other doomsday scenario. We have lost our fear of the globalist. We no longer put up with buthurt Hillary supporters rioting and disrupting tactics because Clinton lost the election. We laugh at the cry bullies who did not get their way. Threatening the electoral college did not bear any results. The pro Hillary crowd have lost steam to make any effect to alter the outcome.

What worked in other tyrannical countries using a bunch of ignorant rabid leftist to scare us into submission no longer works anymore. When the government had a monopoly on the information the new media released. it was easy to get away with it.

Dec 27 14:30

Israel Threatens to Give Trump ‘Iron-Clad’ Proof Obama Was Behind UN Vote

Spokesmen for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim to have come upon “iron-clad information” from several sources which pins last week’s UN Security Council vote, which condemned Israeli expansion of settlements in the occupied territories, on a scheme by the Obama Administration.

Spokesman David Keyes insisted Obama helped create the resolution in the first place, and Ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel intends to present the evidence to the Trump Administration “through the appropriate channels.” Dermer encouraged Trump to share it with the American people to prove that the US “was behind this ganging up on Israel at the UN.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Netanyahu actually had proof of Obama's creation, or collusion in the crafting, of this UN resolution, he would be screaming it from the rooftops in Tel Aviv.

In light of the fact that Israel is consistently guilty of choosing to disregard international law, and has stopped paying their required fees to the UN, the UN should simply boot Israel out of the UN, and declare their representative "persona non grata" at their functions.

Dec 27 14:24

US Funding for Afghan Spies Subsidize Abusive Militia Factions

Corrupt politicians and a bribery-centric economy has been the order of the day in US-occupied Afghanistan for many years. But that’s just the big cities, where the corruption is built into the political system. In more rural areas, things are even worse, though no less a function of US subsidies.

Among the many recipients of US billions, Afghanistan’s spy agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) is awash in money from both the Pentagon and the CIA, with the usual lack of oversight that US aid seems to imply in this part of the world.

The NDS has plenty of problems of their own, but the real danger is that the NDS, in trying to “fight the Taliban” in areas less controlled by the government, bankrolls militias and warlords with US-provided funds. Indications are that the NDS doesn’t care how the job gets done, or realistically if it gets done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is the US government, through their lack of oversight here, making the Taliban look good to the Afghani people?!?

The words "Counterproductive in the extreme" keep racing through my head hear,and at warp speed!!

Dec 27 14:19

Germany: Migrants Arrested For 'Setting Homeless Man On Fire On Christmas Eve'

Whereas Europeans celebrate Christmas by lighting up their homes and trees with Christmas lights, cultural enrichment agents from the Middle East light up homeless people to celebrate the season.

No one can say for sure which culture is superior.

Dec 27 14:16

UK: Voter ID Passed to Combat Epidemic of Vote Fraud in Muslim Cities

Voters in cities across the United Kingdom will be required to show their passports or drivers licenses to vote in order to combat voter fraud committed by Muslims.

Dec 27 13:35

Turkey Announces Proof U.S. is Supporting ISIS

Turkey’s President set to release confirmed evidence with pictures, photos and videos proving the United States supporting ISIS.

Dec 27 13:21

SYRIA ROUNDUP: ALEPPO LIBERATED - TURKEY'S PROBLEMS INCREASE

As planned by the Russian forces the liberation of east-Aleppo was completed before Christmas. There are no longer beheadings by Takfiris in East-Aleppo. Instead a Christmas mass could be held in the damaged Elias Cathedral in the Old City in east-Aleppo. A total of about 88,000 people left the area during the evacuation of east-Aleppo. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross some 35,000 (13,000 militants and their immediate families) left to al-Qaeda held areas in Idleb governate. The UN Humanitarian Relief Organization found that 54,000 entered the government held west Aleppo.

Dec 27 12:47

Mainstream fake news: the devious limited hangout Dec27

Big media attacks “fake news.” Independent reporters rightly point the finger at big media as the predominant purveyor of fake news.

Oops.

Here I want to comment on one of the most devious forms of MSM fake news: the limited hangout.

When necessary, news outlets will do a PARTIAL EXPOSURE of a hidden crime. The assumption is, once the story is published and broadcast, everyone will shake their heads and say, “That’s terrible,” and move on. The whole thing will be forgotten in a matter of days, as if the whole truth has been revealed. Limited hangout.

From media’s point of view, a limited hangout means: “We won’t do any further digging. We’ll shut down further investigation.” Vital questions won’t be asked:

Dec 27 12:36

Hillary Negotiating Secret Pardon With Obama’s White House Counsel Who Previously Worked for Clinton Family & White House

Hillary and President Bill Clinton are secretly negotiating framework for a potential pardon from President Barack Obama that would spare Hillary from looming criminal indictments, according to Justice Department sources.

But there’s a catch, as there often is when it comes to legal proceedings and the Clinton family. Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel to the President who oversees and approves all presidential pardons and commutations, was previously employed by President Bill Clinton’s White House as a key lawyer to the former president and Hillary Clinton. Also, Eggleston has previously represented Cheryl Mills, a key Hillary attorney believed to be involved in Clinton’s clemency negotiations.

Even though she has not been charged yet with any crimes, the Obama pardon would shield Hillary from any criminal charges she could face under a Donald Trump administration and a Sen. Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, one has to be convicted of a crime before a pardon can be applied for or granted. Of course, that won't stop Hillary and Obama.

Dec 27 11:46

President Duterte Wants To ‘Burn Down’ UN

Philippines President Duterte says he will “burn down” the United Nations headquarters in New York during his next visit to America.

Dec 27 11:27

MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." -- William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

"There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don't need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level." -- William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

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Dec 27 11:23

Did James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton The Election? We Asked The Late-Deciding Voters.

For months, as the election wound down to its bitter conclusion, Leonard Rainey of Louisiana struggled over which presidential candidate he’d support.

In the past, the choice would have been simple. Rainey, 33, leans Republican. He voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. But like others this cycle, he found the idea of backing GOP nominee Donald Trump repugnant, matched only by the nausea that accompanied the thought of pulling the lever for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

He entertained sitting out the election. But, as he said, “you don’t have a right to bitch if you don’t vote.” So he pored over the news in search of guidance. It became overwhelming. Each WikiLeaks revelation was a new micro-drama; every Trump debate performance an eye-opener.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to huffingtonpost.com: it is well past time to put the issue of Trump's victory behind you, and focus on the pressing issues confronting both this country, and its president-elect, Donald Trump.

And in terms of "Monday morning quarterbacking", I can tell you precisely why Clinton lost the election.

First, she stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders, a candidate a lot of Americans could have gotten behind. And with Sanders deprived of the nomination, and because these voters couldn't stand Clinton's smug aura of entitlement, coupled with the reality that she never really had a platform that began to address the real needs and concerns of Americans, many of them defected to Trump.

DNC Admits They Stole the Election From Bernie Sanders

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

Then, the DNC "anointed" Hillary Clinton as their candidate, a woman whose character flaws, and temperament, made her utterly unfit to lead this country as our President.

She has more financial - and political - baggage than Kim Kardashian on a photoshoot, not to mention that she was a "founding mother" of America's "Narcocracy", where drug money most probably funded much of what she, and her husband, former President Clinton, did.

Hillary Clinton Poses With Drug Dealer Jorge Cabrera

The Clinton Foundation itself has been characterized as an incredible slush fund/money laundering, pay-for-influence operation. Hillary’s Constellation of Scandals

And without the cover of the power of the White House, it appears that Clinton's legal problems are just going to escalate, exponentially, next year.

Unfortunately, the DNC, convinced, through their "magical thinking", that if she just carried large, urban areas of the country, she would be elected president; but the DNC was horrifically wrong in this assessment.

There are many areas of this country which have been hard hit by offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs to cheaper pools of labor. Many in liberal circles blithely dismiss these economically distressed areas as "flyover country"; I can assure you, however, that the people living in these areas are NOT "flyover people", and that is where Clinton's campaign made its huge, irrecoverable mistake.

Trump addressed these people as though he understood the reality of their condition; they didn't want government handouts, just a hand up, toward jobs which paid decent working wages, so that they could get on their feet, economically, again.

Now is not the time for blaming Clinton's loss on outside influences, like the Comey investigation, or Wikileaks; it is time for the DNC and their apparatchiks to do a very complete, sang-foid analysis of why the DNC thought they could shove such a completely flawed candidate like Clinton down the throats of American voters, and imagine, for one second, that she had even the slightest chance of winning the election, by the rules in place at the time, meaning she had to get a majority of electors, rather than winning the popular vote.

And a small memo to the DNC: the Independent Media, which was very influential in this last election cycle, is here to stay, and 2017 may well be the year of the Independent Media.

So please, Donna Brazile; in the future, don't spoon-feed questions to your candidates you received/stole from CNN, as it will come out. New email shows Brazile may have had exact wording of proposed town hall question before CNN

Donna Brazile out at CNN after WikiLeaks reveals she leaked more debate questions to Clinton

Please try to find a candidate less morally and financially compromised than was Hillary Clinton for the 2020 election cycle.

And I have a suggestion for you; it is the Democratic Representative from Hawaii you should be looking at right now for that election. Tulsi Gabbard is a woman; a minority; and a pro-peace Democrat.

And a reminder; if Hillary Clinton had been playing by the rules, there wouldn't have been an FBI investigation in the first place.

Dec 27 11:15

CARRIE FISHER DEAD AT 60

Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning ... days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX ... a family spokesperson has confirmed.

TMZ broke the story ... Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing. People on the plane tell TMZ she appeared lifeless.

A passenger who's an EMT performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in intensive care until her death.

Dec 27 11:07

OBAMA PULLS CYBERCOMMAND CONTROL FROM NSA; CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT WHENEVER

The NSA will have to satisfy itself with being the most powerful intelligence agency in the world. President Obama, rushing through some last-minute presidential business before handing over the title to an aspiring plutocrat, has split up the nation's cyberwar command. This siloing prevents Cybercom from being run by the same military officer who oversees the NSA.

Dec 27 11:00

Consumer Confidence Jumps To Highest Since 2001 As "Trump Hope" Soars

Moments ago, that "other" confidence index reported by the Conference Board, also printed at multi-year highs, surging from its November print of 109.4, and well above the 109 expected, to 113.7. This was the highest print since August 2001. What drove the surge? What else: hope that Trump will make things better...

Dec 27 10:51

Donald Trump Accuses NBC of Purposely Misquoting His Comments about Nukes

President-elect Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to express his anger that NBC misquoted his call for an expansion of the U.S. nuclear program earlier this week, despite reports to the contrary.

Dec 27 10:51

When Assets (Such as Real Estate) Become Liabilities

It will be the middle class that accepted the notion that "real estate is the foundation of family wealth" that will be stripmined by higher taxes on immobile assets such as real estate.

Dec 27 10:48

Bolivian president 'accidentally opens porn' IN COURT in catastrophic bungling scenes

THIS is the embarrassing moment when one of South America’s most powerful men “accidentally" opens porn on his mobile device in a session with international lawyers.

Bolivian President Evo Morales was left red-faced when his mobile phone suddenly blasted out of the sound of a woman sexually moaning.

The humiliating moment was caught on camera as President Morales glanced at his phone during in the almost silent courtroom.

In shock, the Bolivian juggled his phone attempted to silence it, but sends it flying, forcing him to jump up from his seat and grab the phone – still playing the video – from the floor.

President Morales embarrassing moment sent the otherwise quiet courtroom into raptures of laughter as he scrambled to stop the “porn” playing aloud.

Dec 27 10:45

EURO ON THE BRINK: Investors predict currency COLLAPSE as Italy 'worry child number one'

ONE in five investors is predicting a Eurozone breakup, a survey has revealed, amid fresh fears Italian banks could be first to be allowed to go bust.

According to the latest Sentix Euro Break-up Index data captured just before Christmas, 21.8 per cent of 933 investors questioned believe Italy could end up leaving the Eurozone as its banks struggle with a liquidity crisis.

Dec 27 10:41

REVEALED: Britain's £1.1TRILLION liability in the EU and why we must get out NOW

BRITAIN is exposed to an eye watering £1.1 trillion of liabilities while it is still in the European Union.

With concerns mounting over a new major financial crash in the eurozone, the revelations in a Global Britain report have highlighted why the UK Government needs to ensure a speedy Exit from the EU.

If there is a collapse in the eurozone Britain could be asked to help pick up a bill which in effect would double its national debt.

Dec 27 10:39

While Americans Were Celebrating The Christmas Holidays OBAMA Was Busy Working Against Us, Infuriating China Over Taiwan, And Further Arming Of Syrian Rebels Leading Russia To Declare It As A Hostile Act!

I imagine you are wondering why I said Obama was working against the American people by signing in the 2017 Defense Bill. I will explain. This is a huge bill, and he worked in the a provision to establish as US “ministry of truth” and media propaganda.

Dec 27 10:37

Trump: Putin Is Right About Hillary, She Has No Dignity

President-elect Donald Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his honest remarks about Hillary Clinton being a sore loser.

Dec 27 10:34

CBS Reveals The True Origin of ISIS

CBS news reports on the true origin ISIS and how “direct” action funded and armed the terrorists rebels in Syria to launch a 30 year war.

Dec 27 10:32

Israel Pressing Ahead With Settlements Despite UN Resolution

The Jerusalem municipality, undeterred by a U.N. anti-settlement resolution, is due to consider on Wednesday requests for construction permits for hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.

Israel is still fuming over the resolution approved last Friday by the United Nations Security Council that demands an end to settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel has also described as “shameful” the decision of its long-standing ally the United States to abstain in the vote rather than wield its veto. The Obama administration is a strong opponent of the settlements.

An agenda published by Jerusalem City Hall listed applications for at least 390 new homes whose approval looks certain to intensify international and Palestinian opposition to the Israeli settlement-building.

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Given that Israel has stopped its normal share of funding for the UN, and refuses to abide by the norms of international law, the UN's only intelligent answer to this is to expel Israel from the UN; place sanctions against it; and declare that their UN representative is now "persona non grata".

I sincerely hope that this act on the part of the Israeli government energizes the BDS movement, because such actions speak a language both Israeli corporate business owners, and Israeli leadership, understands.

Dec 27 10:21

MOSCOW COURT RECOGNIZES 2014 TURMOIL IN UKRAINE AS COUP D’ÉTAT

A Russian court has ruled in favor of a former Ukrainian lawmaker, recognizing the events in Kiev in 2014, which ended in the ousting of the president and the installation of the current regime, as an illegal coup d’état.

“The main claim of the lawsuit has been confirmed by testimony presented within the case,” Dorogomilovsky Court Judge Anna Shipikova announced on Tuesday in Moscow.

The lawsuit was filed by former Ukrainian parliament member and co- founder of the Ukraine Salvation Committee Vladimir Oleynik. He claimed that when the Ukrainian parliament voted to oust then-President Viktor Yanukovich in February 2014, the stated reason was “self-withdrawal from execution of presidential responsibilities,” but the Ukrainian Constitution did not include this as a reason for impeachment, and was illegally changed without approval from the Ukrainian Constitutional Court.

Yanukovich’s ousting was therefore illegal, as was the subsequent early presidential election in May 2014.

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This coup was orchestrated by the US government; the IMF; and the EU.

In fact, the major US operative in developing this coup, Victoria Nuland, bragged about how much money the US spent to destabilise Ukraine, to send its government into a more "Western-centric orbit" at a presentation in December of 2013:

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

But that was seen, by the US, as only a first step toward toppling Vladimir Putin:

Ukrainian Coup 'Interim Step" in Toppling Putin - Former CIA Analyst

And we have seen how swimmingly THAT has gone, with Ukraine now fraying at the seams, economically, and Putin triumphant in Syria, having gotten the anti-Assad jihadists either running, or killed outright; yet another "imaginary triumph" of Obama's "legacy", I suppose, or at least, that's the way he's going to paint it.

Dec 27 10:14

City crews, residents prepare for another round of snow

It'll be a slick and messy commute to work Tuesday morning, but the City of Spokane has had crews working on the streets for two days now.

Dec 27 10:06

SPOOKED: HOW THE CIA MANIPULATES THE MEDIA, PART 2

Americans are under almost constant bombardment with propaganda. Everyone who wants our money is trying in overt and more subtle ways to shape our views and our spending decisions. We kind of get that.

But we don’t understand very well, or even recognize at all, the constant efforts by elements of our own government to shape how we see things.

Perhaps the most insidious aspect of this is efforts by American intelligence services to influence our media, our cultural, and our storytelling institutions. The goal is to present a version of historical events that suits the purposes of these murky power centers.

WhoWhatWhy has started to take back ownership of our vital information pipelines.

A new book, from which we excerpt below, provides important insights into how the news, movies and other forms of dissemination are quietly shaped to “help” us know what to think.

— WhoWhatWhy introduction by Russ Baker

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It is very simple: just count on everything the US government tells its citizens and the world to be a lie, to advance its agendas and narratives, and life will be a lot simpler, henceforward.

Dec 27 09:38

Visitors To America Must Now Surrender Their Social Media Accounts

The US government now require all visitors travelling to America to surrender their social media accounts to DHS agents who will have the ability to read people’s private messages.

Dec 27 09:38

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, Mulls More Steps Against UN

Israel is pushing ahead with building plans in areas the UN Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against UN agencies as the censure from the international body roils domestic politics.

The Jerusalem municipal planning committee on Wednesday is set to review requests to build hundreds of apartments in East Jerusalem. That would contradict the terms of Resolution 2334, which demands that Israel halt all building in areas it won in the 1967 Middle East war and brands construction there illegal.

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Dec 27 09:37

Defying U.N., Israel Prepares to Build More Settlements

Undeterred by a resounding defeat at the United Nations, Israel’s government said Monday that it would move ahead with thousands of new homes in East Jerusalem and warned nations against further action, declaring that Israel does not “turn the other cheek.”

Just a few days after the United Nations Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements, Jerusalem’s municipal government signaled that it would not back down: The city intends to approve 600 housing units in the predominantly Palestinian eastern section of town on Wednesday in what a top official called a first installment on 5,600 new homes.

Dec 27 09:35

Encryption is a human rights issue: Your privacy and free speech depend on it

On October 23, 1786 — three years before the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, and five years before the Bill of Rights — Congress passed a resolution authorizing the Secretary of Foreign Affairs to open and inspect any letter, when, in his judgment, the “safety or interest of the government requires it.” Suffice it to say, Founding Fathers from the limited government school were not too happy about this.

Dec 27 09:26

US GOVERNMENT CAN LEGALLY ACCESS YOUR FACEBOOK DATA (AND NOW WE KNOW HOW)

The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in.

According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016.

Facebook’s official announcement explained that requests for user data went from 46,710 in the last half of 2015 to 59,229 in the first half of 2016. At least 56 percent of these requests, Facebook added, “contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user.”

Law enforcement agencies from across the globe, Facebook continued, often send restriction requests demanding Facebook remove content from its forums. Fortunately, these requests dropped substantially this year, from 55,827 in the last half of 2015 to 9,663 in 2016 — an 87 percent drop. Most of the 2015 requests revolved around “French content restrictions of a single image from the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks.”

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It gets worse: as reported today at blacklistednews.com:

FACEBOOK DOESN’T TELL USERS EVERYTHING IT REALLY KNOWS ABOUT THEM

Facebook appears to be a government agency, disguised as a social media outlet.

Dec 27 09:21

How the Crackdown on Patriots Will Occur: “Dissent Will Become Unthinkable”

Despite the rise of populism and a resurgence of American values, it has become more dangerous than ever to speak out. A new war on patriots has begun…

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Dec 27 09:20

ENCRYPTION APP ‘SIGNAL’ FIGHTS CENSORSHIP WITH A CLEVER WORKAROUND

On Wednesday, Open Whisper Systems, which created and maintains Signal, announced that it’s added a feature to its Android app that will allow it to sidestep censorship in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, where it was blocked just days ago. Android users can simply update the app to gain unfettered access to the encryption tool, according to Open Whisper Systems founder Moxie Marlinspike, and an iOS version of the update is coming soon.

Dec 27 09:19

Government Destroys Couple’s Rights Over Rainwater: “If You’re Honest, They Take Everything Away”

An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so.

Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office.

Dec 27 09:16

Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

Recall that as we reported in early June, "a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

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There is going to be a fight that goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

Dec 27 09:05

Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With Countries That Voted For UN Resolution

In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.

Dec 27 09:04

LATEST NEWS IN THE WAR ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Now that the fake news meme has gone global thanks to the establishment media, authoritarians are using it to arrest journalists.

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Dec 27 09:03

Thanks to Oliver Stone, Thousands of JFK Assassination Files To Be Released

In 1991, Oliver Stone’s film “JFK” renewed public interest in a probable conspiracy surrounding the events leading to the November 22, 1963 assassination. The massive surge in interest lead to the passage of the 1992 JFK Records Act, which gave the government 25 years to release all documents relating to what happened in Dealey Plaza on that day.

The National Archives annex in Maryland is currently processing, scanning, and preparing for the large trove of files to be released.

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Dec 27 09:01

Mystery Surrounds NATO Auditor General's Suspicious Death

As Auditor General, Mr Chandelon was responsible for internal accounting at NSPA as well as external investigations into money laundering activities and terrorist financing - and more bizarrely it has been reported locally that the gun which killed him was found in the glovebox of the vehicle.

According to local newspaper reports Mr Chandelon was the registered keeper of three weapons however the gun found at the scene did not belong to him, it has been claimed.

Police are currently probing whether he had received any threats that could be related to his work and highlighted that the gun used was not registered in his name.

According to Flemish newspaper 'The Morning', Mr Chandelon's relatives said he attended his office Christmas party the night before he died.

Dec 27 09:00

German government officials get ‘safer’ vaccines

One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer — a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted.

Dec 27 08:53

Russia Warns Any Attempt By Obama To Arm Syrian Rebels Will Be Seen As A "Hostile Act"

Then, overnight, Russia also joined the global opposition to the US defense policy bill when it said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease some restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria.

According to Reuters, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the policy change easing some restrictions on weapons supplies to rebels was set out in a new U.S. defense spending bill signed by Obama while on his last vacation as US president in Hawaii, and that Moscow regarded the step as a hostile act.

Dec 27 08:33

Germany: Idiot Feminist Leads 3000km 'March to Aleppo,' Says It's 'Impossible' They'll be Bombed

An idiot feminist deluded by the lying media's fake news is leading a 3,000 kilometer march to Aleppo in order to "raise awareness that in other parts of the world people are struggling."

Alboth was apparently motivated by fake news reports in the Western media claiming Assad and Putin are massacring children for fun.

Dec 27 08:27

America’s Top Climate Change Expert Sentenced To Jail For Fraud

The United States’ highest paid climate change expert has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison on fraud charges.

Dec 27 08:27

Thousands of U.S. Areas Afflicted with Lead Poisoning beyond Flint's. The Michigan city doesn't even rank among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America

On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting his fingers in his mouth.

Dec 27 08:25

Holiday storm costs city $2 million in snow and ice control

The city spent some extra green cleaning up from a white Christmas.

Coun. Ward Sutherland said it cost the city $2 million to keep crews working during the holiday storm, including $500,000 on snow removal.

“We normally don’t do snow removal, but it was so bad they had to spend a half a million,” Sutherland said. “I did my own driveway five times, so that tells you something.”

Dec 27 08:24

Trey Gowdy calls out the Media for "Fake News"

Trey Gowdy is my spirit animal. And personal hero.

Dec 27 08:21

 128 Research papers supporting Vaccine/Autism Causation - Ginger Taylor, MS

Media reports have claimed that there is no scientific evidence supporting the link between vaccines and autism. Here we provide for the reader research that demonstrates links between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism.

Dec 27 08:19

Clinton suggests she will continue to speak out

"I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, fairer future for our country and the world," Clinton wrote.

"I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!" she added, according to The Hill.

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Dec 27 08:15

RUSSIAN INTERVENTION EXPOSED

Did the Russians really rig the 2016 US election? You bet they did!

Secret documents recently discovered in a bin behind a Kremlin-district 24-hour cabbage and tobacco store reveal for the first time the devious extent of Russian interference. These plans were decades in the making.

Read on, as never-before-seen communiques between Russian agents Sergei Potrov and Dimitri Bienko outline the wicked plot – beginning in 1947, on the day of Hillary Clinton’s birth:

Dec 27 08:14

BEX ALERT - White House: Obama ‘Provided Tax Relief’ in Leading ‘Economic Rescue’ of United States

In a report on President Barack Obama’s record, detailing how he led the “economic rescue” of the United States, the White House says that Obama “provided tax relief” to the typical American family.

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Obama is trying to polish his legacy by re-writing history. There has been no economic rescue, and Obamacare bankrupted not only families but health insurance providers.

Dec 27 08:12

40 shot in Chicago over the weekend

The stress of living in challenging circumstances and the usual ebbs and flows of violence might have been some of the reasons why 40 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, national anti-violence advocates based there told USA TODAY.

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But, but, but, they have strict gun control in Chicago!!!!!!!!! :)

Dec 27 08:11

Blizzard, ice cripple Great Plains, leaving thousands without electricity (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Snow, freezing rain and up to 50 mile an hour winds continued into Monday in the Great Plains, as the harsh winter weather forced airport closings, power outages, and shut off long stretches of highway in the Dakotas.

Dec 27 07:54

Did Obama Orchestrate UNSC Anti Settlement Resolution?

Along his presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump promised to 'make America great again.' For some peculiar reason, the Israelis already know that they have him in their pocket. Is it true? Is this really Trump's vision of American greatness, keeping America a subservient Israeli colony? Soon enough we will be able to answer this question.

Dec 27 07:48

Israel Tantrum Continues, Slashes UN Funds After UN Vote

Israel has responded with anger, taking a number of retaliatory moves after the U.N. resolution was passed.

Following Friday’s U.N. vote where a historic, but largely symbolic, motion was passed condemning the Israel's illegal settlement-building, Israel has retaliated in a number of ways. Most recently, Israel announced Sunday it will be axing all funds to several U.N. institutions.

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Dec 27 07:44

Israel waging war against US government: House Democrat

Israel’s recent claims that the US government was behind a UN measure against illegal Israeli settlements amounts to “the beginning of a war” on Washington, Democratic Representative Jim McDermott says.

“What we’re seeing is the beginning of a war on the American government,” he told MSNBC on Monday, arguing that Israeli officials were trying to make a case against the administration of President Barack Obama and force his successor Donald Trump to fully comply with their demands.

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Trump will not react the way Israel thinks he will.

Dec 27 07:43

UN vote tops Wiesenthal list of top 10 antisemitic, anti-Israel cases

The US abstention from a recent vote against Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual list released Tuesday of 10 worst outbreaks of Jew-hatred and anti-Israel incidents.

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So, not allowing Israel to commit an illegal action is now " Jew-hatred."

Dec 27 07:42

Criminal probe into Israel's Netanyahu 'could be launched within days'

The country's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has already conducted an extensive inquiry into allegations of corruption, money laundering and bribery into Netanyahu since July.

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Dec 27 07:41

AG might order criminal probe against Netanyahu - report

Israel Police believe new evidence that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a bribe will persuade Avichai Mandelblit to order a criminal investigation, reports Channel 2 News.

Dec 27 07:40

FLASHBACK - Angela Merkel received the COUDENHOVE-KALERGI PRIZE in 2010

"Hundreds of Germans are attempting to bring criminal charges against
Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of treason by opening the
borders of Germany to mass migration.

The Federal Prosecutors office in Karlsruhe, Germany, has received over
400 letters calling for it to open an investigation into Chancellor
Merkel, the elected leader of the German government for high treason.
The complaints cite the chancellor’s decision to open the borders of
the nation to all comers in September, since when they claim “an
unhindered flow of refugees have poured into Germany”.

Dec 27 07:38

Pre-9/11 options scam explained

Someone cashed in on a massive airline and banking stock position - and the SEC destroyed the records.

Dec 27 07:36

SCIENCE WARNING: MESSING WITH GENES COULD WIPE OUT GENIUSES FROM THE EARTH

New technology which allows medics to ensure children do not inherit diseases could also mean the likes of Thomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, might never be seen again, according to Dr Jim Kozubek. His claim comes as the US and China prepare to stage mass trials to edit the genes of cancer patients to ensure it is not passed down in their DNA.

Dec 27 07:36

DISGRACEFUL- Only Carter RSVP’d “YES” to Trump's Inauguration

Donald Trump’s inauguration is getting closer and the arrangements are under way. Trump’s administration has been contacting different singers to participate in the event, and the final “lineup” isn’t quite sure yet as some of them agreed while others declined.

Dec 27 07:35

FACEBOOK DOESN’T TELL USERS EVERYTHING IT REALLY KNOWS ABOUT THEM

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets.

Dec 27 07:18

Jimmy Carter to Obama: Before you leave office, recognize Palestinian state.

Former President Jimmy Carter is calling on the Obama administration to recognize Palestinian statehood before leaving office January 20.
Carter, who is strong proponent for Palestinian rights and a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, praised the Obama administration in a New York Times op-ed out Monday for its support for a "negotiated end to the conflict based on two states," but warned this work could be undone with an incoming Republican administration.

Dec 27 07:17

New Google algorithm removes Holocaust denial sites from search results

After facing considerable backlash over its most popular product, Search, Google has made some major changes.
Earlier this week, we reported that the first result for a query in the U.K. on whether the Holocaust happened claimed it did not — and that the result was returned from a white supremacist website. Now, Google has changed its algorithm to remove that result (and other denial sites) altogether.

Dec 27 06:25

New Census Data Shows Why the Job Market is Still “Terrible” (as Trump said), but the Numbers Get Hushed up

Hardly any improvement for individuals since the Great Recession.

Dec 27 06:24

Electors Who Wanted to "Stop" Trump Were in Contact with Clinton Campaign

After her defeat on November 8, Clinton, her advisors, and supporters looked for different ways to discredit President-elect Donald Trump and ensure the electors vote for her in December. However, her plan failed big time as more electors abandoned Hillary than Mr. Trump. But, there were some of them who tried to “stop” Trump and “save” the world and the United States.

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