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Oct 15 06:30

Time for Patriots to Declare War on Antifa Terrorists

The time for President Trump to take action on ANTIFA in labeling the organization an international terrorist organization is long overdue. It is an international terrorist group, since it also operates in many European countries as well as the United Kingdom aside from the US. ANTIFA is only part of a much larger spiderweb of anti-American terrorist groups, all founded and organized by Barack H. Obama and run via the central organization known as Organizing For Action.

Oct 15 06:28

Cautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds

Amid the usual hysterics of ‘impending genocide’ and ‘brutal betrayal’, the long-expected Turkish operation in northeast Syria is rolling, and Turkish troops accompanied by their Syrian rebel allies quickly advance into the former US occupation zone east of the Euphrates River, pushing the Kurdish nationalist militias away from the border. The American soldiers withdrew from the area by the order of their Supreme Commander (save some Special Forces who came under fire but safely retreated).

Oct 15 05:49

Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes 'Hostage' As Trump Authorizes Sanctions

Amid all the media and pundit outrage since Turkey's President Erdogan launched his so-called 'Operation Peace Spring' into northeast Syria last week, vowing to wipe out Syrian Kurdish forces who've long held the border areas, what's been largely missing is acknowledgement of the uncomfortable fact that NATO ally Turkey has long hosted a major portion of America's nuclear Cold War-era arsenal stored across Europe.

And as Erdogan threatens to "open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants" to Europe while under increased international criticism for the rapidly rising civilian death toll in Syria, The New York Times reports the following bombshell Monday: some 50 US tactical nukes are "now essentially Erdogan’s hostages".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The absolute lack of thinking, on the part of those who are supposed to be counseling President Trump on issues like this, is painfully on full display right now, with this horrific oversight being one of the more glaring examples.

So, what are Turkey and Edrogan, going to do with these weapons?!? Will Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan order some Pakistani nuclear scientists to reverse engineer the damned things, and make sure their Turkish counterparts understand precisely how to make them work, and how to aim them?!?

I don't know just how terrifying this prospect is to you; but it scares the very stuffing out of me.

Oct 15 05:26

Schiff: Public Has No Right To Observe Impeachment Inquiry...Then Kicks GOP Lawmaker Out 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) says that the public shouldn't be allowed to observe hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, as doing so may allow Republicans to then "fabricate testimony" (and totally not because their case is falling apart).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Committee Chair Schiff, a word, please; do you believe, for a moment, that you have the power, solely, and single-handedly, to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and declare yourself "Master of the Star Chamber" in order to serve your own party's thoroughly bent purposes and intentions here?!?

Because if you do, I understand that there are some very pleasant, and classy, homes for the mentally unhinged in DC; perhaps your family can help you chose one very quickly, before you shame and tarnish your Oath of Office any more intensely than you already have.

Or is some of this behaviour courtesy of your having taken some on-line Master Classes in Hubris, from your old buddy, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu, or is it is something in a vial, downed precipitously, when you believe no one is looking?!?

I would very much, and very strongly, like to suggest that Americans are looking, sir, 24/7 at your behaviour here, and are completely revolted by it; as in literally throwing up at these statements.

And because, unless you have managed, single-handedly, to amend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which you know you cannot, then not only does every concerned politician have the right to listen to what you are doing; but also does every single American, including me, sir.

Like many of my American Brothers and Sisters, I am an American first; and am reasonably certain, that most of your constituents in Calif want to believe this as well about you, and are fervently praying, no matter their denomination, (and perhaps, even some atheists), that you have not transmogrified into some low-lying, vile political tool so loyal to his current Party's credo of "Gotcha!!" when it comes to Trump, that you don't give a damn about either about your constituents or the future of this country, and that you are willing to do ANYTHING, including, potentially greenlighting his assassination, or any extra-judicial action possible, in order to get him out of office.

Sir, I am sorry, but your actions at this hearing, have outed you for the monster you have become; I would like to hope and pray (Tom Perez, DNC Chair, are you "feeling me" on this issue this morning?!?) that your colleagues in the House and Senate will walk away from this circus you are attempting to create, and repudiate your behaviour from the rooftops of DC.

Oct 14 22:44

Russian Navy holds military drills off Syrian coast

The Russian Navy’s missile frigate Admiral Makarov held a gunnery exercise in the East Mediterranean, Ship Commander Captain 2nd Rank Anton Kuprin said on Monday.

Oct 14 22:41

Russian Naval Modernisation and the Vital Role of Zicron Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

The Russian Navy is reportedly preparing for a new flight test of the Zicron cruise missile, a hypersonic anti-ship platform which will be capable of approaching speeds of Mach 9 and performing complex in-flight manoeuvres. The missiles are capable of engaging targets at ranges of up to 1000km - unrivalled by existing anti-ship platforms other than the subsonic Chinese YJ-100.

While Russia appears to be neglecting investment in heavy high endurance warships such as cruisers and destroyers, by equipping ships such as the Admiral Gorshkov Class with world leading anti ship missiles it is hoped that these platforms will have an asymmetric advantage over their heavier counterparts deployed by the navies of its adversaries.

Oct 14 22:37

Health Benefits of MSM — A Powerful Sulfur Donor

Sulfur is a somewhat “forgotten” nutrient you don’t hear mentioned very often, but it’s very important for optimal body function and health. You get most of your sulfur from certain proteins in your diet, specifically the amino acids methionine, cysteine, cystine, homocysteine, homocystine and taurine.1

Oct 14 22:30

Rouhani: Video shows Iranian tanker in Red Sea struck by rockets

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said there is video footage of an Iranian tanker being hit by at least two rockets in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

"It wasn't an act by terrorists, by an individual, a group. It was done by a government," Rouhani said. "It was a hostile and treacherous act."

Oct 14 22:28

With Turkey’s invasion of Syria, concerns mount over nukes at Incirlik

But concerns are growing over the reported presence of U.S. nuclear weapons at Incirlik, believed to be about 50 B61 gravity bombs. The New York Times on Monday reported that officials from the State and Energy departments over the weekend reviewed plans for evacuating the nuclear weapons there.

Not surprisingly, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek would not answer questions about possible nuclear weapons at Incirlik and whether they would be moved in a Monday email.

Oct 14 22:22

Fort Worth police officer jailed on murder charge after resigning in shooting that killed woman in home

Good!!!

The white Fort Worth police officer accused of shooting a black woman inside her home over the weekend, killing her, has been jailed on a murder charge, online court records revealed Monday.

The murder charge against Aaron Dean was made public hours after the officer resigned from the force. Bond was set at $200,000.

Oct 14 22:17

One out, another one in: Retreating US military meets advancing Syrian Army (VIDEO)

An unlikely road meeting of US and Syrian troops was captured in northern Syria as the American vehicles were retreating from the Kurdish-held town of Kobani, while the Syrians rushed to protect it from the Turkish-led offensive.
Getting American and Syrian government forces into a single image is quite a difficult task despite the protracted – and illegal – US military presence in the war-torn country.

Oct 14 15:51

ABC News Airs Kentucky Gun Range Footage Claiming It's 'Turkey's Military Bombing Kurd Civilians'

ABC News aired footage from a Kentucky gun range and suggested it was footage of "Turkey's military bombing Kurd civilians" after being "abandon[ed]" by President Trump.

Oct 14 15:50

In Wake Of Assaults On Trump Supporters At MN Rally, Media Fret Whether Somalis Feel 'Welcome'

A host of Trump supporters were violently assaulted by antifa mobs on Thursday night but Minnesota's largest newspaper's main concern is whether President Trump's visit made Somali refugees feel "welcome."

Oct 14 15:48

VIDEOS: Antifa Sucker-Punch Female Trump Supporter Leaving Rally In Minneapolis

New videos have emerged showing antifa rioters sucker punching both a female and a male Trump supporter as they left President Trump's 2020 campaign rally in Minneapolis on Thursday night.

Oct 14 15:39

Project Veritas starts dropping massive CNN exposé claiming to uncover ‘anti-Trump CRUSADE’

Project Veritas has dropped what it claims is a bombshell expose on CNN, including secret recordings of staff at editorial meetings which reveal an “anti-Trump crusade” and "bias” at the highest levels.

In the first clip uploaded by PV, a person who is allegedly CNN President Jeff Zucker tells a staff meeting that he wants them to "stay very focused" on President Donald Trump's possible impeachment.

The video also shows Nick Neville, a media coordinator at CNN saying that Zucker has a "personal vendetta" against Trump.

Oct 14 11:21

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Oct 14 10:06

The Scofield Bible a Zionist forgery with Oxford origins that has created millions of warlike, Judeo-Christian Zionist useful idiots

"The final Apostasy," began with a small very wealthy and determined European political movement. It had a dream, and the American churches stood in its way.

The World Zionist movement, as its Jewish founders called themselves, had plans to acquire a homeland for all Jews worldwide, even though most were far from homeless, and many did not want another home. Not any land would do. World Zionists wanted a specific property that American Christians called "the Holy Land."

World Zionist leaders initiated a program to change America and its religious orientation. One of the tools used to accomplish this goal was an obscure and malleable Civil War veteran named Cyrus I. Scofield. A much larger tool was a venerable, world respected European book publisher — The Oxford University Press.

The scheme was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity.

Oct 14 07:58

ABC News Busted Using Gun Range Footage To Report Turkish 'Slaughter' Of Kurd Civilians

ABC News was just busted using two year old gun range footage while reporting on Turkey 'slaughtering' the kurds in the wake of a US withdrawal from the region.

Oct 14 07:35

Apple Safari browser sends some user IP addresses to Chinese conglomerate Tencent by default

During the last week, the reality that US companies often bend the knee to China has been thrown into the spotlight. Apple, one of the biggest US tech companies, has appeased China by hiding the Taiwan flag emoji and ignoring US lawmakers when choosing to ban a Hong Kong protest safety app. Now it’s been discovered that Apple, which often positions itself as a champion of privacy and human rights, is sending some IP addresses from users of its Safari browser on iOS to Chinese conglomerate Tencent – a company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Oct 14 07:34

Trump thought Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says

President Donald Trump and his advisers had assumed that Turkey wouldn't follow through its threats to invade northern Syria, Axios reported Sunday.

Oct 14 07:21

Father of black woman shot and killed in her own home by a white cop says 'unlike Botham Jean, I don’t want no hug' as family brands her death 'MURDER'

This cop should be indicted,tried,convicted and sentenced to life without parole. His home and assets should be confiscated and his family thrown out onto the streets. The Fort Worth PD needs to be investigated for the plethora of officer involved shootings along with the DA's office.

The father of the black 28-year-old aspiring doctor who was shot and killed by a police officer inside her own home early Saturday morning says her death was 'senseless'.

Marquis Jefferson said that his mother called him Saturday morning to tell him that his only daughter, Atatiana Jefferson, had been shot dead by a Fort Worth officer performing a welfare check at her home at around 2.30am.

Oct 14 04:50

Matt Taibbi: "We're In A Permanent Coup"

I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

On Thursday, news broke that two businessmen said to have “peddled supposedly explosive information about corruption involving Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden” were arrested at Dulles airport on “campaign finance violations.” The two figures are alleged to be bagmen bearing “dirt” on Democrats, solicited by Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman will be asked to give depositions to impeachment investigators. They’re reportedly going to refuse. Their lawyer John Dowd also says they will “refuse to appear before House Committees investigating President Donald Trump.” Fruman and Parnas meanwhile claim they had real derogatory information about Biden and other politicians, but “the U.S. government had shown little interest in receiving it through official channels.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Matt Taibbi has nailed this; what I am seeing here, makes me very nervous, indeed.

Oct 14 04:40

Collins: Schiff wants interviews kept secret because Dems ‘can’t win this in the public eye’

House committees are expected to continue their series of closed-door transcribed interviews as part of their impeachment-related investigation of President Trump this week, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. claims the secrecy is due to the Democratic majority not wanting the public to know that the testimony does not support their narrative.

Earlier this month, former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch went before Democrat-led committees to face questions about President Trump and whether he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. Both sessions took place in closed-door settings. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is re-scheduled for this Thursday after his previous appearance was shut down by Trump.

TOP DIPLOMATS TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM STATE DEPT., WHITE HOUSE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds about right here....

Oct 14 04:37

A Mayan Archaeologist Has Discovered 27 Previously Unknown Ancient Sites—All Without Ever Leaving His Computer

A resourceful archaeologist has made the stunning discovery of 27 new ancient Mayan sites—all without ever leaving his desk.

Takeshi Inomata, an researcher at the University of Arizona, made his discoveries using freely accessible light detection and ranging maps (LiDAR for short) published in 2011 by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico, according to the New York Times.

The organization created the map, which surveys 4,400 square miles of land in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, with an eye toward serving businesses and researchers. An even though the imagery is low resolution, it still suited Inomata’s needs, especially considering it was free. (Inomata recently spent $62,000 on a less fruitful LiDAR map, and even then the price reflected a steep discount.)

Using the technology, Inomata—who specializes in the origins of Mayan civilization and its links to the early Olmec people—identified ceremonial sites never before seen by scholars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to this gentleman and for what he has achieved; discoveries like this, add to the richness of our understanding of human history on this earth.

Oct 14 04:34

The Privatization of US Led Wars. The Pentagon’s Private Contractors

When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, of the $87 billion earmarked for the first year of the campaign, $30 billion was budgeted for private contractors. That’s 34% of the entire invasion-budget. Over the course of the 8-year US occupation of Iraq, the largest private recipient of Pentagon contracts was Kellogg Brown and Root, an engineering and construction company, which grossed $40.6 billion from the occupation. According to a 2011 report by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, at least $60 billion in Pentagon expenditure on private contractors over the period 2001-2011 could be classified as “fraud” or “waste.” This report estimated the level of “waste” at the time of publication at $12 million per day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are pretty damned horrifying and depressing; perhaps not for a government ankle deep in war crimes, as the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika has become.

I remember a time in my life, when I really believed that the US government and its military would never do anything horrible or unethical; then came the Vietnam War, and all the horrors it created, and it became impossible to look at this country other than as the vampire/vulture it had become, expropriating resources to which it had utterly no moral right, then insuring that such resources were only sold in US dollars.

This country may need private armies; but only for the care, and well-being of its citizens, particularly for the most fragile among them; not creating wars which demand mercenary support to win.

And every time the US military hires mercs for a war, they already have absolutely lost the moral high ground; forgive me, but wasn't acting from the moral high ground used to be what this country was supposed to be all about?!?

Oct 14 04:22

Behind Hong Kong’s Black Terror

Deciphering who’s behind the violence leads to a long list of possibilities
By Pepe Escobar
Global Research, October 13, 2019

Still, before the violence broke out, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people had gathered in peaceful protests in June, illustrating the depth of feeling that exists in Hong Kong. These are the working-class Hongkongers that Lai supports through the pages of Apple Daily.

For the black blocs, the burning is all about them – not Hong Kong, the city and its hard-working people. Those are all subjected to the will of this fringe minority that, according to the understaffed and overstretched Hong Kong police force, numbers 12,000 people at the most.

The black bloc matrix.

Oct 14 04:15

Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase

The American military/security complex wants the tensions to increase, because this makes the orchestrated “Russian Threat” even larger and leads to a larger budget and more profits and power for the US military/security complex. The military/security complex about which President Eisenhower warned us, to no effect, has been highly successful in dismantling the arms control agreements made between past US and Russian leaders. This has raised the profits of the US military/security complex at the expense of the security of the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although there are many pieces authored by Engdahl with which I agree mightily, this is not one of them.

Russian President Putin, and the people he has around him, may be many things, but foolish... is not one of them.

I don't think that Vlad and the Gang at the Kremlin, have any doubts about what the US government is attempting to pull here; but we have to take a look at the non-war ways in which Russia is trying to stop this, and here is a beautiful example, today, from zerohedge.com: Russia Considers Energy Exports In Euros, Rubles As Putin's De-Dollarization Continues

And if, ultimately, no one wants what is actually worthless US paper, which has no intrinsic value, as does gold or silver, what happens?!?

We may well see one of two options here; either a complete US economic collapse, or a Third World War, generated by this Last-gasp-of-empire country, the now unhinged, surveilled state of Amerika.

Unfortunately, Russia's military weaponry can run circles around nearly anything the US has produced yet, and they conscript, where the US does not; so how does the US win a war against Russia (and most probably China)
without the money; the troop strength; and the weaponry to make this happen?!?

The short answer is, right now, the US government and military may well not be able to win such a war, and would have to ask for terms of surrender, if there is anything left to surrender from such a war.

Oct 14 03:57

CONVOY ATTACK Turkey ‘bombs convoy of foreign journalists and aid workers killing 14’ in Syria border town

AT least 14 people have been killed in a devastating Turkish air raid on a civilian convoy in Syria yesterday, according to reports.

Five civilians, including a journalist, died after they were attacked as they arrived at the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain, that Turkish-allied forces have seized.

A Kurdish news agency Hawar said one of its reporters was killed in the attack which reportedly left dozens more injured.

Several foreign journalists were with the convoy - which was also carrying aid workers - when it was struck, according to France 2 television's Stéphanie Perez.

She tweeted: "We were in the convoy of Kurdish civilians targeted by Turkish forces and their allies at Ras al Ain. Our team is fine, but some colleagues are dead."

Armed men, who were reportedly guarding the convoy, were among those killed in the bombing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Smooth move there, Edrogan; attempting to "murder the messengers" before the truth could come out about this horrific military confrontation with Syria, I take it?!?

So now, what are you going to do, now that the Kurds have formally aligned with the Syrian Government, and Russia is holding out the option to join forces with the Syrian government, if they need it?!?

You may well have purchased the Russian S-400 defensive weapons system; but you never, for one millisecond, bought Putin's loyalty, which is, most likely, going to put a real "damper" on your expected "victory" against the Kurds in Syria.

Oct 14 03:36

National Security Council Gutted As Establishment Loyalists Undermine Trump

One week after President Trump ordered a serious reduction in staff at the National Security Council, National security adviser Robert O'Brien has announced the size and scope of the cuts, promotions, and other organizational matters following the departure of John Bolton.

O'Brien, John Bolton's successor, framed the cuts as a return to prior staffing levels after the headcount grew from around 100 people under President George W. Bush to over 200 during the Obama administration.

"It just ballooned into a massive, you know, bureaucracy … under the last administration," O'Brien told the Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs.

News of the NSC headcount reduction comes amid a national whistleblower scandal in which a CIA officer working at the NSC, who used to work with former Vice President Joe Biden, approached the House Intelligence Committee to lodge a complaint against President Trump for 'pressuring' Ukraine into investigating alleged corruption by Biden and his son Hunter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot possibly fathom what Tom Perez, DNC chair, and his minions are thinking on this issue; but there is one thing of which I can nearly assure him and his team; if they move forward with this potential "political crucifixion" of President Trump, particularly if they run Hillary against him in 2020, they are creating the entirely perfect storm for creating the "political resurrection" of his career, won through a massive reenergizing of his base which cannot be offset by illegal aliens voting.

And Tom, why in the name of heaven are you throwing your greatest asset in the 2020 race, and that is the candidacy of Ms. Tulsi Gabbard, a Samoan American Vet who has actually seen combat, under the proverbial bus?!?

Is it that your overlords in the military industrial are so collectively terrified that she might have the "male attributes" to lead this country to peace and prosperity without these damnable wars, that they have threatened to double down their campaign contributions on Trump, if she is allowed to run?!?

Just a hunch of mine, Tom. :-)

Oct 14 03:18

'TERRIFYING AND TOTALLY PREDICTABLE': PENTAGON CONFIRMS US FORCES IN SYRIA CAME UNDER TURKISH ARTILLERY FIRE

According to the unnamed Pentagon official, "shelling by the Turkish forces was so heavy that the U.S. personnel considered firing back in self-defense." However, "instead of returning fire, the Special Forces withdrew once the shelling had ceased."

Jesus, this is terrifying and totally predictable.

"A senior Pentagon official said shelling by the Turkish forces was so heavy that the U.S. personnel considered firing back in self-defense."

Turkey "mistakenly" attacks US special forces in Syria https://t.co/DT7h23MCWX

— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 11, 2019
Following Newsweek's report, a Pentagon spokesperson, Navy Captain Brook DeWalt, said in a statement that "the explosion occurred within a few hundred meters of a location outside the Security Mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF any Americans were, in fact, injured or killed by these Turkish incursions, I seriously doubt that the US government or military would want people here to know.

But there is a sister story, out of zerohedge.com, which I feel is important to share here;
"Compromise Or Genocide": Putin's 'Deal Of The Century' Rapidly Unfolding In Syria This article goes on to state:

"Currently Syrian Army convoys — including tanks and artillery — have begun deployment to northern Syrian battlefronts at a moment US troops have been confirmed in retreat. Syrian state media affirmed that Damascus is set to “confront a Turkish aggression” on Syrian territory, after what appears to be a major deal struck between Damascus and the main US-backed Syrian Kurdish groups.

This article is confirmed by a story in antiwar.com, leading with the following headline: Syrian MKurds,, Damascus reach a deal in Russian-backed talks

But here's the REALLY juicy bit:

"Kurds will hand key cities to Syrian Army to defend"

Syrian ground troops are moving north to confront invading Turkish forces per a deal that was reached by the Kurdish SDF and the Assad government, in talks brokered by Russia and held on a Russian air base.

The deal sees the Kurds unilaterally handing over two important cities, Kobane and Manbij, both in the Aleppo Province, to the central government to rule. This means Turkey’s invasion of those cities would be a direct invasion of Syrian cities under government control. Those two cities are also where Syria’s Army is heading first. This would make Turkey attacking those cities more controversial, and also raises the possibility of Russia intervening on the government’s behalf.

I can just see Russian President Vlad Putin, laughing his head off, that the none of the American decision-makers on this war, absolutely never saw this coming, after throwing our multi-year military partners, the Kurds, to the Turkish wolves.

Things are moving at the speed of greased lightning here; please keep your eyes open for the next "US-dealt Russian checkmate" in this confrontation, and you will probably know very quickly what Putin's vision is for the Syrian government, and the future of both the Kurdish, and Syrian people.

Oct 14 03:06

TYPHOON HAGIBIS: TWO DEAD AS MOST POWERFUL STORM FOR DECADES HITS JAPAN

Two people have died and nine others are missing after Typhoon Hagibis brought fierce winds and record-breaking rainfall to Japan.

The streets of Tokyo were deserted as those who remained stayed indoors.

Shops, factories and subways have been shut down as a precaution.

The Japanese government said the storm could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958.

Yasushi Kajihara, from Japan's meteorological agency, said: "Be ready for rainfall of the kind that you have never experienced. Take all measures necessary to save your life."

An earthquake measuring 5.3, according to the US Geological Survey, shook the areas which had been drenched by rainfall. The earthquake was in the ocean off Chiba, near Tokyo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for all who have been affected, and hopes that those in this monster storm's way, make the right choices in terms of taking the best life-saving precautions they can at t his point.

Oct 14 03:01

How Extinction Rebellion climate change zealots - including a baronet's Cambridge-educated granddaughter - are paid £400 a week to bring mayhem to our streets

Extinction Rebellion activists are being paid up to £400-a-week to lead protests
Activists have been paid more than £200,000 since the start of the scheme
The eco-protest group privately fears it could face six-figure tax bill from HMRC
Tory MP calls on HMRC to launch an investigation into the group's tax affairs
By HOLLY BANCROFT and JAMES HEALE FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

PUBLISHED: 17:28 EDT, 12 October 2019 | UPDATED: 21:00 EDT, 12 October 2019

Extinction Rebellion is paying activists up to £400 a week to lead the protests that have brought chaos to the streets of Britain, documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal.

Protesters have received payments totalling more than £70,000 in four months alone.

But the eco-protest group privately fears it could face a six-figure tax bill if the money, which is given as expenses, is deemed to be payment for work done on XR's behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, at the end of the day, this "movement" is all about money; not about saving the planet.

So the questions the Brit courts and their forensic accountants need to be asking, is, who, precisely, is funding this, and what is their hoped-for final agenda here?!?

Oct 13 23:48

The Final Resting Place Of Jesus Unveiled

Thanks to Tom Hanks, Dan Brown, and The Da Vinci Code, the study of religious texts and sects is more popular than ever. While its depiction of life as a Harvard professor of art history and symbology is completely dramatized, and one of those things isn't even a thing, the movie sparked renewed interest in religious relics, the most important of which must surely be Jesus's tomb.

Oct 13 23:47

David Bowie Shared His Invisible Mask

You may remember David Bowie as the innovative and influential English singer, songwriter, and actor who elevated rock concerts to a theatrical level and tragically died in 2016 along with a slew of other beloved entertainers. David Bowie was certainly provocative, creative, and groundbreaking in his professional life, but fans rarely got a glimpse of the notoriously private superstar's personal life. One story that was recently shared about the performer does, however, give us insight into the mind of David Bowie. Here is the story of the time David Bowie shared his invisible mask.

Oct 13 23:46

A Brief History of Europe's Werewolf Trials

Werewolves, or lycanthropes if you're feeling fancy, have been around in myth form since time immemorial, but there was a period in Europe when they were taken entirely too seriously. Not only were they believed to be real, suspected werewolves were subjected to trial in the much the same way as the accused witches of Salem. Let's take a look at the mass hysteria surrounding werewolves, the odd (and occasionally sexist?) relationship between their trials and the witch trials of the same period, and the oh-so-unsurprising link between drugs and madness.

Oct 13 20:44

American frontier |The Gunslingers of Wild West

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912. The folklore mostly concerns the 19th century, especially west of the Mississippi River. Enormous popular attention in the media focuses on the Western United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period sometimes called the Old West, or the Wild West, frequently exaggerating the romance and violence of the period.

Oct 13 20:26

Top 10 Fastest High Speed Trains in the World 2019

Top 10 Fastest High Speed Trains in the World 2019

Oct 13 20:24

Riding AMTRAK's "California Zephyr"

This is a condensed video showing the progress of AMTRAK's "California Zephyr" train from Chicago to Emeryville, near San Franciso, in late December, 2015.

Oct 13 20:14

A WWII Russian prisoner of war remember the Americans who helped him survive

A Russian World War 2 vet wishes the world to know how a group of American prisoners of war risked their lives to help him and his comrades.

Oct 13 16:27

‘Dozens’ of soon-to-be-released videos document political bias at ‘the highest levels of CNN’, Project Veritas claims

Secret recordings of senior staff at CNN reveal a clear political agenda at the network, Project Veritas has declared. The soon-to-be-released tapes have inspired a trending hashtag, #ExposeCNN, on Twitter.

In the coming days, Project Veritas, a conservative watchdog group, plans to release “dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view,” said James O’Keefe, the group’s founder.

O’Keefe said the “hidden camera muckraking” was carried out by a “CNN insider” and that the investigation will likely be “the biggest story of the year” for Project Veritas.The whistleblower – who has yet to reveal his identity – told the organization that he “started at CNN with a dream to work in media, but my dream had become a nightmare.”

Oct 13 14:37

Putin Planning "Deal Of The Century" Between Syria & Turkey As US Exits

If he pulls it off,the Nobel Peace Prize and he will deserve it!

Lebanese Arabic news broadcaster Al-Mayadeen is reporting that Russia has begun organizing "reconciliation talks" between Syria and Turkey, in what would be an unprecedented development, given President Erdogan's position has long been that Turkey won't negotiate with Damascus so long as Assad is in power.

The Middle East broadcaster cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said, "Moscow will ask for start of talks between Damascus and Ankara".

Russia's TASS has also confirmed the initiative, making it the first significant attempt to bring the two sides to the table, given Ankara severed diplomatic ties with Damascus in 2012. Turkey could indeed be ready given it has finally gotten its way in Syria — with a long planned attack on Syrian Kurds along the border in northern Syria, which began Wednesday with an air and ground offensive.

Oct 13 14:34

Turkey Warns Of War As Syrian Army Heads To Turkish Border

update2: A top Turkish official warns of bigger escalation now that Syrian Army units appear to be heading to besieged Kurdish towns along the border with Turkey.

It's as yet unclear what the Russian military's role in supporting its Syrian ally will be; however, we could be witnessing the beginnings of Putin's 'deal of the century' unfolding, as we explained previously.

Putin is capitalizing on the chaotic retreat of the US & Turkey's brutality toward the Kurds in order to assert Russia's leadership. He contrasts how Russia has stood beside its beleaguered ally, Syria, while the US has abandoned both its allies, the Kurds and the Turks. https://t.co/NjBYZzwKCG

— Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis) October 13, 2019
But Russia is most definitely a lead player in the Damascus-YPG (and SDF) reunion that now appears to be unfolding.

Oct 13 14:25

Syrian army begins to move troops to 'confront' Turkey in northern Syria: state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has begun deploying its troops to northern Syria battlefronts to “confront a Turkish aggression” on Syrian territory, state media said on Sunday.

Oct 13 14:23

Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF

They have reached an agreement. Syria is rushing massive reinforcements to confront the Turks and force them out of Syria.

BEIRUT/QAMISHLI, Syria, (Reuters) - The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope for a deal that would halt a Turkish attack.

Oct 13 14:20

Kurdish-led forces retake most of key city in northern Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a swift counter-offensive against the Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria last night.

Oct 13 14:15

Live Updates: Turkey Conducts Offensive in Syria for 5th Day Amid Growing Pushback

22:16
Kurdish-Led Administration, Damascus Agree to Deploy Syrian Troops Along Turkish Border, Repel Ankara's Offensive
The Syrian army conducts mine clearance outside the town of Khan Sheikhoun after its liberation, Idlib province, Syria
Kurdish-Led Administration, Damascus Agree to Deploy Syrian Troops Along Turkish Border
22:08 13.10.2019
Kurdish-led authorities in the northern part of Syria have reached an agreement with the Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian forces along the entire Turkish border to assist in repelling an ongoing military invasion by Damascus.

Oct 13 14:09

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas

Oct. 13, 2019 at 1:47 p.m. PDT
BEIRUT — Syrian government troops began moving into towns near the Turkish border Sunday night under a deal struck with Syrian Kurds, following a chaotic day that saw the unraveling of the U.S. mission in northeastern Syria.

By the time Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper appeared on Face the Nation to announce that President Trump had ordered the final withdrawal of the 1,000 U.S. troops in northeastern Syria, it was already clear that the U.S. presence had become unsustainable, U.S. officials said.

The announcement by the Syrian Democratic Forces that they had reached an agreement with the Iranian and Russian-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad further undermined the prospect of any continued U.S. presence in the country. The deal brings forces loyal to Assad back into towns and cities that have been under Kurdish control for seven years.

Oct 13 14:06

Syrian army units move north to 'confront Turkish aggression'

The Syrian army has dispatched several units to the northern part of the country to confront a ground offensive by the Turkish military and allied militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) on border towns under the control of Kurdish communities.

The new development came after reports emerged noting that representatives from the Damascus government and the Kurdish-led and so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding talks in the strategic Hmeimim air base in Syria's western coastal province of Latakia.

Oct 13 14:03

Turkish warplanes commit new massacre in Ras al-Ayn

13 October? 2019

Hasaka, SANA – The Turkish warplanes committed a new massacre against civilians and journalists in an airstrike that targeted a convoy in “Souq al-Mughlaq” marketplace in the city of Ras al-Ayn in Hasaka’s northwestern countryside.

Oct 13 14:01

Army units move north to confront Turkish aggression on Syrian territory

Hasaka, SANA – Syrian Arab Army units began moving north to confront Turkish aggression on Syrian territory, SANA’s reporter in Hasaka said on Sunday.

Oct 13 13:58

‘Others may want to come in and fight’: Trump calls withdrawal of remaining US troops from northern Syria ‘very smart’

Too late! The Turks have cut off numbers of US Troops!
Donald Trump has ordered an urgent evacuation of remaining US troops from northern Syria, saying that Washington won’t take sides in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds.
“Very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting along the Turkish Border, for a change,” Trump wrote on Twitter. He added that his predecessors “made a bad decision” when they involved the US “into the Middle East Wars.”

Oct 13 13:55

Turkish-backed forces ‘CUT OFF US troops’ after seizing key highway in Syria

Turkish forces have taken control of a key supply route in northern Syria, as Ankara’s offensive against Kurdish militias continues. The seizure cuts off US forces in the region, amid a hasty American withdrawal.

The Turkish incursion reportedly isolates US troops stationed in the Kurdish stronghold of Kobani from those stationed in the eastern reaches of Kurdish territory.

Oct 13 13:53

Syrian army moving to face 'Turkish aggression' in country's north – state media

Tensions are mounting in northern Syria as Damascus started moving its forces to face the Turkish troops that are carrying out an operation against the Kurds in the area, state news agency Sana reports.
The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria said in a statement that an agreement has been reached with Damascus for the Syrian government troops to be deployed along the border with Turkey.

The Syrian army already entered the city of Manbij in the northern province of Aleppo late on Sunday, al-Mayadeen reported. The Kurd militiamen let the government troops pass through their checkpoints unhampered.

Oct 13 13:33

Rep. Tlaib Says Dems Considering Jailing White House Aides Who Refuse to Testify

The Bovine excrement is about to hit the fan! Call out the Marines!

Here's a quick way to a major constitutional crisis and perhaps even civil war.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in an interview that Democrats are seriously considering arresting and jailing White House aides who refuse to comply with subpoenas and testify in the House impeachment inquiry.

The threat is unprecedented and even Tlaib recognizes this.

The Hill:

Tlaib told Deadline Detroit that such an action, known as inherent contempt, would be "uncharted territory" for Congress but added that "serious discussions" about taking the step have occurred within the Democratic caucus.

Oct 13 13:21

On 78th Friday of Great March of Return: 71 Civilians Injured, Including 28 children

Seventy-one Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, were injured due to Israeli soldiers’ excessive use of force against peaceful protestors at the 78th Great March of Return, this Friday, 11 October 2019.

Israeli forces persisted in the use of excessive force against the protestors participating in the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege activities. PCHR’s fieldworkers documented 33 injuries with live-bullet wounds; 3 civilians, including 2 children, with critical wounds; and others with wounds in the upper body due to direct targeting with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

Oct 13 12:59

SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE EXPOSED AS 30,000 KIDS UNDER AGE 10 ARRESTED SINCE 2013

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
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Arrests of children have skyrocketed over the last decade according to the latest statistics published by the FBI. Gone are the days of sending children to the principal’s office for a paddling. Now children as young as 6 are getting arrested in Police State USA.

The statistics, complied from 2013 to 2018, revealed more than 30,000 children under the age of 10 have been arrested, averaging more than six thousand kids per year. Equally disturbing is students 10-12 years of age topped 266,000.

In the past, students and children were disciplined with consequences such as time out and paddling. As more and more schools replace handling things internally with external police state options like school resource officers, children are ending up with arrest records and their fingerprints stored in databases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears a far better remedy than jail time.

School to prison only, unfortunately, doesn't give a kid anything more than a permanent record; and what are we telling the kid about themselves in this manner?!?

That they are broken beyond redemption, period, end of discussion.

Oct 13 11:43

Israeli attack on Iran would have nightmare global consequences — a thriller explains

This is the greatest pleasure of a thriller published this summer, in which a former intelligence analyst imagines what happens when Israel attacks Iran with well-laid plans, and a global humanitarian and environmental nightmare, and near-world-war, ensue. The book puts the lie to such cheerleading.

Oct 13 11:37

Indigenous-Led Protests Rock Ecuador Decrying IMF Deal and Demanding Moreno’s Resignation

Karma for Moreno's treatment of Assange?

QUITO, ECUADOR — “We don’t have a state! We don’t have any state!” The lady’s voice projects through a loudspeaker amid the crowd. She’s not having it. Nor is the groundswell of hundreds, if not thousands who’ve converged at Plaza Grande trolley stop, just meters from Simon Bolivar’s statue at the entrance to Quito’s historic center. They’ve come to express their disquiet over a fresh round of austerity measures declared by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno last week, the backbreaker being the now-infamous fuel subsidy cut, as part of a $4.2 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan package.

Oct 13 11:04

Reactions to My Tweet Reveal the Ignorant Brutality of Young Socialists and Communists

An eye-opening social experiment unfolded on my Twitter feed over the past several days that reveals a lot about America’s new brand of young communists and socialists.

Not to bury the lede: Yes, they are still as repugnantly brutal as their predecessors in St. Petersburg and Phnom Penh – but today they add ignorance and infantilism to the toxic mix.

In other words, it is their professors who are to be blamed.

Oct 13 10:40

Axis of Resistance.The West and its Allies Support al Qaeda and ISIS Globally

The real Axis of Evil consists of Washington-led NATO and its allies. The magnitude of the human and environmental catastrophe is unimaginable in scope. Western governments and their agencies send strong delusion to North Americans, who remain largely ignorant to the reality of the catastrophe being committed in their names.

The Western War Of Terror, to which our governments remain committed, loots public treasuries to commit and sustain an overseas holocaust, wherein the West and its agencies support, command and control the very same terrorism that they proclaim to be fighting.

Oct 13 10:37

EXCLUSIVE: Yemen Runs Out of Fuel and Last Hospitals Close

If you can't defeat their military,murder innocent woman and children.

Yemen has completely run out of fuel.

Imagine how communities across the United States would screech to a halt if gas stations simply ran dry one day. People couldn’t drive to work. Families couldn’t cook food. Homes wouldn’t have hot water to clean or bathe.

For a country living under siege like Yemen, lack of gas also means that hospitals must close.

Oct 13 10:32

Cannabis Cleans Up Nuclear Radiation and Toxic Chemical Waste

Industrial hemp has been used to clean up deadly pollutants before. The most famous use of industrial hemp for phytoremediation was near the site of the deadly nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, Ukraine. In the mid-1990s, a company named Phytotech worked with researchers and a Ukraine-based seed bank to plant thousands of hemp plants in and around Chernobyl.

Phytoremediation is a relatively new process, but it is very helpful.

Oct 13 10:30

ISIS terrorists are fighting alongside the Turkish regime forces in Syria

The TV channel asserted that ISIS terrorists are fighting alongside the Turkish regime against Syrian people. It pointed out that the SDF militia abandoned its task of guarding ISIS terrorists held in prisons in the northeast of Syria.

In addition, Over 700 people ran away from Ain Issa camp towards the Turkish border.

Oct 13 10:28

Texas man brings steer to Petco to test ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

Don’t have a cow, man - unless it's at Petco.

A leashed steer was recently brought into a Houston-area Petco to test the store's welcome policy for pets.

Oct 13 09:53

Iran: Looking Towards a Bright Future

Iran is a modern society with an ancient history. Together with China it is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations. For centuries it was the center of an ancient and vibrant culture, that can trace its origins back at least 7000 years before the Christian era.

A knowledge of and understanding of this proud and lengthy history is central to an appreciation of the stance taken by modern Iranian leaders to the imperialist ambitions of the United States whose post World War II presence in the West Asian region (the ‘middle east’ is an entirely European construct and his little geographical significance or meaning).

Oct 13 09:48

Ellen DeGeneres and the Absolution of War Criminals

U.S. culture is infected by a monopolized media that incentives the worship of celebrities. Ellen DeGeneres showed us all why such worship is entirely problematic and devoid of political principle.

Of course, other stories, such as the Ecuadorian peoples’ resistance to Lenin Moreno’s austerity regime or the fact that the U.S.-backed Saudi blockade of Yemen has caused the last hospital in the war-torn nation to close have largely been excluded from the headlines or latest trends on Twitter. Yet these developments are interrelated. When it comes to war crimes, capitalist elites like DeGeneres and George W. Bush are more than willing to put their differences aside.

Oct 13 09:41

Nevada becomes 1st state to ban most pre-employment pot tests

It is ok to use alcohol at home when you are not working. It should be legal to use Cannabis when you are on your own time and not working!

Even as 11 states, plus Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational cannabis, lawmakers have struggled to find consensus on the question of whether employers could reject an applicant over their pot use. Now Nevada has become the first to push through that protection.

Oct 13 09:34

The Pentagon Threatening to Revive ISIS

ISIS and the Pentagon Coincidences: Do you believe in coincidences? If you do, at which number of repetitive coincidences you’ll start to see a pattern and even worse: a plot?

Former top al-Qaeda commander said: ISIS is the creation of the USA, just like how it created al-Qaeda before. This insider reported that the US released al Baghdadi from an Iraqi jail, gave him $20 – $30 million and helped with military training camps in Jordan. Here’s his interview about this from more than 5 years ago:

Oct 13 09:29

Portland shooting: Is Antifa descending into gang violence?

By Monica Showalter
Antifa, the far-left pukes who've turned politics into a thug act, especially in Portland, Oregon, is getting itself into some kind of death spiral.

Meanwhile, a vehicular hit is a typical gang activity and yes, normally targeted at a leader, which Kealiher was, so a sort of picture is emerging there on that front, too. Kealiher had a stage name, "Armenio" which gang members have, too. And they all like to wear masks.

It just raises the question as to whether Antifa has entered a new sort of stage in its development, pure gangsterism coming out of its nasty politics, and is now emerging as a full blown criminal gang or mafia, fighting amongnst its own if not right-wing gangs for supreme power.

Oct 13 09:21

Portland left-wing activist's death investigated as a homicide

Police identified 23-year-old Sean D. Kealiher as the man killed in connection with a crash and shooting in northeast Portland.

http://theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/13/portland-antifa-activist-ki...

A Portland antifascist activist was killed in the early hours of Saturday in an apparent hit-and-run near Cider Riot, a cidery and taproom popular with the city’s anarchist left that has been the scene of conflict with rightwing groups.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the car involved was fired upon and crashed into a nearby building. Its occupants fled the scene.

Oct 13 09:18

Erdogan wants to gain some permanent hegemony over large parts of northern Syria: Tim Anderson

On Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s objectives, Dr. Anderson said, “Erdogan’s goal seems to be to gain (or retain) some permanent hegemony over large parts of northern Syria, making use of a mixture of Syrians and international salafists who support his Muslim Brotherhood party in Turkey; and using as a target the pretext of what he sees as a PKK base across the border.”

The following is the full transcript of the interview:

Oct 13 09:07

5G – THE GLOBAL HUMAN EXPERIMENT WITHOUT CONSENT

Debra Green, PhD, Children’s Health Defense
Waking Times

5G is the next generation of cell phone infrastructure, yet it is categorically different than its predecessors (4G/LTE, 3G, 2G, etc.). It is not a simple upgrade. It is a major increase – and change – in the type of wireless radiation to which we will all be exposed, without consent, whether we use this service or not.

Oct 13 09:00

U.S. HAS SPENT SIX TRILLION DOLLARS ON WARS THAT KILLED HALF A MILLION PEOPLE SINCE 9/11, REPORT SAYS

The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 peoplesince the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs published its annual "Costs of War" report Wednesday.

The final count revealed, "The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans."

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Oct 13 08:56

Empire Uses Kurds as Pawns in its Imperial Pursuits in Syria

The situation in the North East of Syria regarding the Kurds seems to be a topic of confusion for most. Understandably so as they have been made to appear by US politicians and news outlets as the most effective fighters against terrorism in Syria. Although they have in fact been successful in driving out terrorists in some areas there is information that needs to be discussed that explains the other half of the story that is purposely hidden in the Kurdish and mainstream media news outlets. We have only been hearing from the Kurdish side now it’s time for the Syrians in Kurdish held areas to have their chance to tell us about the hardships they have been put under by the Kurds.

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