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Jim Bakker. Again. In light of his latest round of bullshit, I missed this little whiny complaint. Along with screaming for people to buy his yuck inna bucket, hes also been busy hawking christmas crap, ornaments, cheap gifts for too much money, and so on.
Bakker said that he has been searching for Christmas ornaments that feature Jesus instead of Santa because Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ and complained that he wants to be able to buy a Christmas tree instead of a holiday tree.
They outlawed Merry Christmas a few years ago and you know it, he said. You couldnt even say Merry Christmas at Walmart and the Walmart greeters told me they werent allowed to say it. But we all started writing and what did we do? We changed it. We changed it. We all worked together. You dont have to lay down for it.
Uh huh. Its so easy to prove youre a liar, Jim. I did a quick search for Jesus ornaments. Theres a veritable fucktonne of them. Interestingly enough, they are listed as available at Wal-mart. So are Christmas trees, the list of which goes on and on. You need to stop lying, Jim, its not nice. I think its a sin, too.
Saying Merry Christmas has never been outlawed, and you damn well know it. Wal-mart is a private corporation, and their rules do not apply to the whole country, you dipshit. Theres nothing stopping you saying Merry Christmas or whatthefuckever you want. If your big problem is not every single person in Ustates saying merry mixmush, you are privileged beyond belief, and need to shut the fuck up, and help those who are not so unbelievably privileged.
You arent remotely concerned with christmas, Jim. All you care about is selling your cheap gimrack, so you can stuff more money in your pockets. Youre all about Giftmas. Your christmas tree has nothing to do with your idiotic religion. Thats pagan in origin. What would you being doing with one? And please, shut up about it already, its still six days until Brumalia, for pitys sake.
In the fifty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Kommersant, Vedomosti, and Ekspress Gazeta. He discusses the increased political and economic cooperation between Russia and the governments of the Caribbean states as a Russian long-term response to the U.S. meddling in Eastern Europe. He also discusses the press conference that the Russian president Vladimir Putin gave at the recent APEC summit in Vietnam and his praise of the U.S. president Donald Trump. In addition, Professor Kovacevic addresses the rumors about the potential break-up of the Russian state-owned natural gas and oil giant, Gazprom. Lastly, he examines how the first Russian foreign minister after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Andrei Kozyrev, a well-known pro-Western liberal, is seen in Russia today, including by the president Putin.
Izvestia November 10, 2017
Kommersant November 13, 2017
Vedomosti November 10, 2017
Ekspress Gazeta November 13, 2017
A Pennsylvania couple is suing local police after a SWAT team raided their home and held them at gunpoint for growing hibiscus.
Why has the PR team hired by Mandalay Bay been pushing bogus conspiracy theories clearly meant to discredit legitimate inquiry into the Las Vegas shooting?
It isn't possible to know definitely whether the Trump administration intends to strike first against North Korea. The official threats of such a strike can be discounted as obviously related to an elaborate -- if somewhat crude--psychological warfare campaign. But more twists and turns in US policy can be expected in the coming months, and the desperate desire to coerce Pyongyang may have given rise to wishful thinking.
A former state-sponsored scientist revealed that he was ordered to alter his findings on the links between fracking and earthquakes.
It Is Now Easier to Kill HUNDREDS of MILLIONS Than to Control Them
There is a clear organization structure that is emerging in a very public manner that every American needs to be concerned about. This organization is multidimensional but there is a key level of command and control that is identifiable.
President Trump just completed a 12 day, multiple nation tour allegedly to drum up support for engaging North Korea in a nuclear war. It is not that this particular conflict will not end up involving a nuclear exchange, however, there are more pressing reasons on why Trump found it necessary to be out of the country.
The United States, and in particular, the office of the President is the target of a definitive coup attempt by the Deep State.
Trump was out of the country, so he could be isolated under military protection during a coup which was decidedly going to turn violent. It is no secret that Trump has become, to some degree, the lap dog of the military. Why? Because hes buying protection from being either assassinated or overthrown. For every day that Trump stays in office, he is continuing to trigger the Great Awakening all across America. Three years ago, there were tens of millions of Americans who had never heard of the New World Order, who now are aware of the Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations and despotic George Soros. Now we can add Moveon.org, Black Lives Matter, Antifa to the new vocabulary of the American lexicon. Despite what the fake polls say, the same fake polls that had Hillary winning the election by 12%, Donald Trumps base of support continues to grow.
The global elite, at one time, preferred to a bloodless transfer of power in this country. They wanted to takeover an infrastructure that was intact along with the prolific skill sets of the American labor force. The...
After his son was executed by police, a veteran is now using the settlement he received from the city to call for a new investigation into his son's death.
After a news anchor accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) of sexually assaulting her in 2006, some of those in the press have reacted rather bizarrely. Heres a list of the most insane responses yet.
MSNBCs coverage of the photo of Franken leaning in to grab Leeann Tweedens breasts without her consent as she sleeps was, shall we say, interesting. Kasie Hunt described the incident as Franken mock groping Tweeden. Watch.
MSNBC's Kasie Hunt claims Franken was "mock-groping," not "groping" not how Leeann Tweeden described it. pic.twitter.com/Si9evlh6QR
Rich Noyes (@RichNoyes) November 16, 2017
Apparently thats because, in MSNBCs mind, the intention behind the unwanted grope matters.
Can someone please explain to me what "mock groping" is? Do people get "mock assaulted?" "Mock harassed"? Have you all truly lost your minds?
Brielle Ann (@brielleann) November 16, 2017
MSNBCs Joy Reid gave Franken a pass because his apology seemed sincere.
This is, I have to say, a welcome and very different response to these kinds of allegations. Men rethinking what they have for so long presumed they could get away with is a start. https://t.co/obiCgB28bb
Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 16, 2017
An apology doesnt change what he chose to do.
Kate Harding, a feminist who studies rape culture, wrote over at The Washington Post that expelling Franken from his Senate seat over these allegations would be a bad idea because hes not the only pervert in the De...
The USA Liberty Actwhich is the opposite of its namesakehas moved forward in Congress with overwhelming support from the House Judiciary Committee.
SAN DIEGO On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriffs Deputy. The woman said Deputy Richard Fischer groped
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What the hell do I mean I'm against Thanksgiving? Can't I find something worse to be against? How about famine, cholera, war, slavery, rape, murder, torture, environmental collapse, refugee crises, evil heartless lying scheming governments, oil spills, slick propaganda, mass incarceration, entrenched apathy, bigotry, greed, or sadism?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The beating of a handcuffed woman by a Jacksonville police officer that caught national attention last year has spurred a lawsuit that the womans attorney said will
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Utopian fantasies vs. a better world
What happened to the Republic? Democracy happened
By Jon Rappoport
When you come to the subject of who should fix things, the government or private individuals, you could throw up your hands and confess that neither choice works, in which case youre left with a terminal disease, and a fine excuse for doing nothing; or you could refer back to the principles of the Republic, and understand why the Founders put chains on government, and you might a find a clue for navigating out of the maze. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
This piece is for anyone who can understand itbut its also for THE ENTREPRENEUR, who in his soul wants to do something large and bright and radical and successful, to turn the tide of human affairs in an enormously good direction and, yes, still make a substantial profit.
And no, the universe doesnt rule out those two motives existing side by side.
The United States was created as a Republic.
That meant severely limited central government.
Because the Founders knew the long experience of Europe: overarching tyrannies; bloated kings emboldened with the doctrine of divine right to rule; theocracies; gigantic theft of land; force, coercion; slavery.
The new 18th century American central government, through enumerated powers and checks and balances, had to be limited and even hamstrung.
On that basis, individual freedom would be maximized.
That was the whole point of a Republic.
The individual would be free to do whatever he wanted to, as long as he didnt interfere with the life and liberty of others.
INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMTHE HALLMARK OF A REPUBLIC.
However, in order for a Republic to have a chance of success, the population would have to remain small. A Republic is not for an enormous population. The people are too remote from the federal center of power.
And there needed to be a population of moral people, who understood basic rights and wrongs, beyond legislation and law.
As the American population swelled, there should have been many Republics founded on this continent. Unfortunately, that never happened.
Instead, men in and around central government conspired to multiply their own power through a variety of means, thus creating monopolies of great strength, in government and business and money.
And gradually, these men and their descendants came to see they could foist a grand illusion on the people: they could promote the idea that the peoples wishes were paramount and should be served at all times.
Thus arrived Democracy.
Rule by everyone. Rule by popular decision. Rule by meeting needs, whatever they might be.
Meeting needs, of course, necessitated a more powerful and extensive governmentshattering the severe limits originally imposed in the Constitution.
Marry these demo...
(INTELLIHUB) Fire Captain John Lord speaks out about the recent California wildfires and explains how the fires could not have been created naturally.
The fires spread to over 16 locations and even crossed an eight-lane highway before burning down an entire Kmart store in just hours. Cars were found melted. Houses were found dustified.
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by Mike Sygula,
A good friend of mine, Gavin Nascimento from A New Kind Of Human emailed me this video, few days after it appeared online. I was blown away! I must say that I havent seen anything so good for a while. (Scroll down to watch it now). Truth Theory published the first article on it and you can check it out HERE. The film has been written, directed and produced by Lubomir Arsov and for more info just check out their website: Inshadow.net. Here are few points that the film is trying to make:
We all wear masks.
One of the underlying aspects of our society is the fact that most of us wear masks. People often think one thing and say something else. Probably everyone does it sometimes.
Manipulation and control of the entertainment
Mainstream singers are often puppets who have to play according to the rules given.
Television as the propaganda tool, tv shows that are
manipulated to control public opinion or to dumb down
(INTELLIHUB) This three-minute long video is rather revealing and shows the raw emotion of the man who stopped the shooter.
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Warning: Rape, Anger,
This is not an attempt to equivocate. The victim of an assault is the victim and nothing anyone ever says can or should reduce in any way the victims subjective assessment of what theyve experienced.
That means nobody gets to come along and say suck it up or itll be OK. Im afraid that the best you can do is help them heal however you can, and show them that you respect their choices and try to understand.
Some of what Im going to talk about, Im going to skate by details. Its not because I dont know the details, but because the details are victims stories, and not mine to tell. One thing I absolutely do not tolerate is when someone is assaulted, and another person tries to minimize their experience, or worse to imply, sneakily, that maybe they are just mis-remembering or exaggerating, or maybe it was not that bad. Let me be completely clear about this: if you say something like that around me, my mental imagery becomes sticking a long, sharp, knife into the speakers stomach, and whispering, minimize this in their ear. Because, like a knife in the guts, a persons experiences are entirely subjective unique to them. I know a guy who got shot in the neck in Vietnam and he said it wasnt bad [sazz]. I know a woman who was sexually assaulted by someone who was supposed to be watching over her, and it devastated her mind and she says it took her ability to love anyone ever again. Read my words carefully: I am not saying either of those wounds is worse. Im saying you cant put wounds on some kind of spectrum and tell someone to suck it up or snap out of it.
With a very few exceptions, every woman I know has been sexually assaulted.
I was talking the other day with a friend and she said she didnt consider herself to have been sexually assaulted because she was never held down and raped or anything like that. She just had to deal with teenage gropings, shouted abuse, and (thanks to intersectionality I can now understand this better:) racialized verbal sexual aggression. She only had to deal with a lifetime, so far, of that. Others of the women I know had different experiences. There was the one who, at the last minute, didnt show up for an event I invited her to an old friend, I had hoped to see it turned out that she had been dragged off at knife-point and raped, and couldnt come to my silly party because she was in the emergency room and police offices, getting interrogated dismissively and scornfully by cops. We had been lovers, once, and I remem...
The deep divisions within the US not just between liberals and conservatives but also within each of the two major parties are giving Americans the glimpse of a chance to rid themselves of the entrenched two-party system responsible for a big part of the countrys current malaise.
Granted, its still a long shot but, for the first time in generations, there is an opportunity to upset the balance of political power in a meaningful way. In fact, there are two opportunities.
First, we need to briefly look at how we got here: Over past decades, the partisan divide in the US has increased. This is also reflected in Congress, where Republicans have gotten much more conservative on average since 1980 and Democrats somewhat more liberal in particular on social issues.
Before the gap started widening, there was a sizeable contingent of lawmakers who were in the political center, i.e., moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats. This faction is now nearly extinct, which means that American voters whose views fall in the middle of the political spectrum are no longer represented.
One of the results of the congressional polarization is that less has gotten done. The two parties simply are too different now to agree on anything. In the rare case that a lawmaker crosses the aisle to vote with the enemy, a primary challenger will surely wait in the wings to try to get him or her kicked out of office. And, since its usually the hard-core voters who show up for primaries, such challengers often succeed and Congress becomes a bit more partisan again.
These victories against moderate voices have also emboldened those on each partys flank. The Tea Party now is strong enough to effectively hold the rest of the GOP hostage. On the left, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party is moving toward a position where it could soon do the same. Research shows that its 2016 primary voters were m...
An undercover FBI informant in the Russian nuclear industry who was made to sign an illegal NDA by former AG Loretta Lynch, claims to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money related to the controversial Uranium One deal according to The Hill investigative journalist John Solomon and Circas Sara Carter.
The informant, whose identity was revealed by Reuters as energy industry consultant William D. Campbell and is very ill battling cancer is testifying before Congress next week after the NDA which carried the threat of prison time was lifted.
As previously reported, Campbell was deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry where he gathered extensive evidence of a racketeering scheme involving bribes and kickbacks.
The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions, a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. The Hill
Campbells attorney, former Regan Justice Department official Victoria Toensing, previously told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs He can tell what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made.
Sara Carter and John Solomon sat down with Fox News host Sean Hannity to discuss:
Sarah Carter: Hes very sick and hes been battling cancer and going chemo. He is in a battle for not only his life but in a battle against what he perceives as people within the US government that dont want this story to come out.
But theres so much information that he is willing to share with the public to set the record straight and believe me were gonna get it out there. He is going to have his say. His voice will be heard.
Hannity: He knew about the bribery, kickbacks, extortion of Putins agents in the US?
Sara Carter: Yes, and he will be able to lay that all out for everyone, and he will do that for Congress. John and I have been working on this for months and months and months. He came to the [Obama] DOJ with this information.
John Solomon: He is goi...
All the Christopher Columbus Boulevard big box stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Ikea, Staples, Home Depot, Lowe's and Best Buy, have destroyed most Pennsport mom and pops, but what are you going to do? Small businesses gone, the city tried to build casinos in Pennsport, but locals blocked the plan.
Alternatively: Bites off more than she can chew, etc. Meghan Murphy, the intellectual bankrupt fountain of bile running Feminist Current, recently took a swipe at trans historian Cristan Williams. Williams is no stranger to trans exclusionary feminist bullshit, however, and published a comprehensive fact-check of Murphys nonsense:
I began encountering the TERF is a slur slogan in 2013, around a year after the political Right experienced a measure of success with its 2012 homophobe is a slur campaign.
The case was made that when discussing anti-queer hate in the news and anti-bullying efforts in schools, the term homophobia should not be used to describe the very specific type of anti-queer hate and oppression faced by LGBTQIA people because the term was an offensive slur.
By the end of 2012, the Associate Press banned the term homophobe from its news coverage and right-wing religious groups were working to ban the term in anti-bullying school materials because, they claimed, homophobe was a made-up term that promotes hate and contempt for Christians.
Without terms like homophobe and homophobia, the queer communitys ability to communicate and reference a specific anti-gay culture is hobbled, caged inside of rhetorical parameters defined by those who work to empower anti-gay culture. After homophobe and homophobia were deemed by a heteronormative culture to be too toxic to use, the queer communitys languaging of the hate it faced each day disappeared from most mainstream media use.
Around this time, TERFs began pushing the false history that TERF was coined by trans people as a slur. Note how this rhetoric closely mimics the 2012 right-wing rhetoric that homophobe was a made-up term that promotes hate and contempt for Christians.
Makes ya think.
Read more here.
21st Century Wire says
Perhaps one of the most enigmatic and feared (by Israel & its US coalition allies) military and political entities in the world today, is Hezbollah. The following quote was taken from a review in The Middle East Quarterly of Amal Saad-Ghorayebs book Hizbullah Politics and Religion:
Most notably, Saad-Ghorayeb gives an exceptional perspective of Hizbullahs world vision. In contradiction to the Sunni concept of Dar al-Harb (the abode of war) and Dar al-Islam (the abode of Islam), Hizbullah focuses on oppressors (mustakbirun) and oppressed (mustadafun). The oppressed are not exclusively Muslims but rather all those who are oppressed on earth, (28:5) socially, economically, politically, and culturally. According to Saad-Ghorayeb, these terms are borrowed from Marxism and the Quran infused with a sense of moral dualism and millennialism in its division of mankind into good and evil forces.
Hizbullah considers Israels existence an act of terrorism, and therefore most, if not all, acts of resistance directed against Israel are legitimate. Hizbullah considers all land west of the Jordan River occupied, demanding the dismantling of the Zionist entity. Additionally, Saad-Ghorayeb explains Hizbullahs view that Israel is based on a racist, colonialist ideology that embodies a Western expansion into Muslim lands, that strives to expand its territory from the Nile to the Euphrates, and clearly is attempting to wreak havoc on the lives of all Arabs and Muslims.
Finally, Saad-Ghorayeb lucidly explains that Hizbullahs public enemy list is comprised of three concentric circles. The inner rung includes America and the Zionist entity. The second rung includes countries that it considers illegally to occupy land (i.e. England vis--vis its policy in Northern Ireland). Finally, the last rung includes regimes that are...
Hezbollah has raised its military readiness on the whole Lebanese territory in the last few days and put its forces on high alert in the light of the threats it has received from a number of countries, and especially from Israel and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah forces have been mobilised in the event of any hostile activity on the borders or in the country, notwithstanding the ongoing conviction of its leadership that Israel will not wage war in the near or distant future.
According to well informed sources, Hezbollah fears the possible assassination of a well-known Lebanese figure, Sunni or Christian, similar to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The aim would be to re-mix the cards on the Lebanese scene, accuse Hezbollah and to embarrass President Michel Aoun.
Aoun has raised the challenge against Riyadh during the recent events related to the televised resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and he has accused Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri as a hostage (for more than two weeks), defining the Prime Ministers submission to this act as unconstitutional and illegitimate.
Moreover, Hezbollah, in coordination with Iran, has issued orders not to transfer weapons sent to it from Iran via Syria to Lebanon for clearly motivated reasons:
1: There is no longer a reason to store weapons in Lebanon because the Lebanese-Syrian front has become united. Hezbollah needs to maintain accurate and long-range missiles in Syria, confirming what Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Syrian President Bashar Assad have said, that Syria is one front against Israel in the next war.
2: Hezbollahs weapons stores in Lebanon are full, its warehouses are overflowing. Hezbollah therefore could maintain a long war if Israel did decide to attack Lebanon, and has the capability of launching hundreds of rockets and missiles daily.
Human being are causing a rapid increase of greenhouse gases in
the atmosphere, with carbon dioxide and methane gases being the
most well known.
But how have increasing greenhouse gas influenced the weather and climate we experience today? What current effects are unequivocal, right now?
Why did a U.S. Navy pilot draw a penis in the sky over northern Washington with a chemtrail?
Is this Navy Pilot telling us we are F^%$ed?
It would appear so, because for all the press and coverage this airplane stunt got, the main question or purpose went unnoticed.
Seems the controllers are blatantly pushing this in our face .knowing the sleeping masses are just that .sound asleep!!!
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During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia.
We produced three multi-part series, Political Prisoners, Networks of Resistance, Alternative Economies & Community Currencies, and interviewed local Greek folks as well as heard from participants of frontline struggles and creators of alternative societies across the globe. Click on the pictures below to view the articles and media that accompany each subject.
We started our coverage with Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism Introduction which laid the groundwork that contextualized the rest of our special reports. From the austerity brought on by the economic crisis has come alternatives to the systems as we know them, being practiced in the open. Anarchists and anti-authoritarians have created free healthcare and housing for their community and refugees that have fled Western-led wars.
Action of Solidarity With Squats and Against Evictions On Friday, June 24, a coordination of refu...
In-Shadows is a Masterful short film from Lubomir Arsov which touches on wage slavery, sexual depravity, the pharmaceutical culture and societies attempt to turn us into mindless consumers. The incredibly powerful short film is disturbing, enlightening and motivating to heal our broken relationship with ourselves and the planet.
The film starts with the opening of a box which seems to represent the planet and a broader box than the western world is currently living in.
The film then enters the shadows of modern day society
In- Shadow Full Film
The films powerful imagery touches on boxes we have allowed to be placed upon ourselves
The Statue of Liberty, more correctly titled, "Liberty Enlightening the World", is a powerful archetypal symbol for Americans. Can her secrets lead us back to our roots of respect for the feminine?
In a time of universal deceit, telling the Truth Is truly a revolutionary act, and that has never been more apparent than in todays hyper-partisan climate, where facts no longer hold sway, and ones opinion is now only as strong as the crowd that surrounds it. It has been conditioned over many years into the 
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The nation state as we have known it in the 20th century, is in decline. Mainly because the sorts of issues that affect people are now out of the control of states, including economic forces, global political violence, global warmingpeople see less and less legitimacy in the stateso I think the question is what replaces that system?
By all accounts, Carne Ross has led an interesting life. After serving for 15 years in government as a British Diplomat, in 2004, Ross left the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office after testifying against the United Kingdom in an inquiry about the war in Iraq. Up until that time, Ross had described himself as essentially a quintessential neoliberal, believing in government and neoliberal economics. By turning against his government, Ross walked out of his job as a diplomat but in doing so inspired a book by novelist John le Carr and thrust himself into the limelight, appearing on everything from The Colbert Report to Russell Brands podcast over the years.
But beyond just coming out against the war in Iraq and challenging the narrative of Western states, Ross also began to immerse himself in social movements, namely Occupy Wall Street when it kicked off in 2011. The same year, Ross published his second book, The Leaderless Revolution, which captured many of the themes of Occupy. In 2017, Ross also was at the center of the documentary, Accidental Anarchist, which touched on everything from anarchists in the Spanish Revolution, to the current situation in Rojava, with Ross arguing that the form of the nation State was no longer able to address the problems humanity faced.
In this episode, we start off by discussing Rosss history, but moreover we attempt to get inside the minds and psyches of people that operate within government and how they v...
Taxation is theft plain and simple...or perhaps a more accurate description is to say taxation is extortion! In the wake of the paradise papers leak where 13.4 million documents pertaining to secret offshore tax havens have recently been released, countless media pundit on just about every Canadian news station have been doing their part to "expose" the names of those mentioned for using loopholes to avoid paying taxes. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante about the paradise papers leak and the true agenda behind it's release!
Sexual assault is one obvious assertion of dominance. Other forms include economic bullying and the stoking of bigotry to gain political power. Trump epitomizes it all. The revolt against Trump is a backlash against bullying in all its forms. Powerful and wealthy men who have felt free to impose their will on others, regardless of the pain they cause, may be in for a rude awakening.
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Video compilation of recent graffiti and riots in Argentina to commemorate Santiago Maldonado, an anarchist comrade who was recently kidnapped and murdered by the Argentine military police.
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A local politician showed up and over half the encampment came to the front to heckle him by name until he left. Someone was playing Chumbawambas Anarchy on a set of speakers. This is incredible, I told my friends. Im never leaving Olympia again.
November 17, 2017, a year and a day since the eviction of last years blockade of a train carrying fracking sand from the Port of Olympia.
I got home from work at 5pm and had about a million text messages all telling me the same thing: theres a fracking train blockade downtown. Same place as last year. Come down.
I was exhausted, cold, and wet from work, and had plans to do Shabbat with friends, but I wouldnt miss a railroad blockade for the world. Shabbos at the blockade!, I told my friends. If stopping a train full of materials used in the destruction of the environment and genocide of Indigenous people isnt Tikkun Olam, I dont know what is.
I hopped in the shower, changed into dry clothes, grabbed an energy drink, and trekked downtown. The barricade on the tracks and around the camp was already big and sturdy when I got there, and through the night it continued to grow. Inside the camp I found a pop-up canopy with food, zines, and bedding, numerous tarps to keep off the perpetual Pacific Northwest rain, couches, a roaring barrel fire, and a shit-ton of people, many with faces covered. A local politician showed up and over half the encampment came to the front to heckle him by name until he left. Someone was playing Chumbawambas Anarchy on a set of speakers. This is incredible, I told my friends. Im never leaving Olympia again.
The atmosphere at the encampment was both festive and post-apocalyptic. Pizzas and pallets flowed in throughout the night. A truck or van would pull up with supplies and instantly a crowd of people would unload it and take materials where they were needed. People were playing chess and cards, dancing, fortifying and painting the barricades, snacking, talking to new friends. I was reminded of the stark contrast between the brutal grinding horror of trains, resource extraction, genocide, capitalism, and the State, and the joy of sharing, friendship, crime, and anarchy.
A crew of my friends showed up. We lit a pair of candlesticks stuck into the...
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This time last year, comrades took to the streets of Oakland, Pittsburgh to express anger over Trumps election and demand an end to tuition hikes and student debt. Campus and City police responded to our action by kettling us in Towers lobby, beating us with batons, threatening us with police dogs, pointing rubber bullets at our faces and ultimately arresting two march participants. The school condoned the police violence, congratulating the cops for maintaining University order. For simply wanting a more just school and society, the University enacted an assault on our bodies, minds, and spirits.
But we already knew the University to be fundamentally positioned against our free existence. Weve seen the campus police stop and ID comrades for nothing more than dyeing their hair, piercing their bodies or kissing their queer partners. Weve seen them harass students at Black Lives Matter protests and die-ins. The brutality that took place in Towers was just further affirmation that the University is a colonial machine that exists to uphold the capitalist State.
As anarchists we challenge any institution that perpetuates classism, racism and gendered violence. So we turn to our University and question the rising tuition...
For far too long, dogs and other animals have been used in oftentimes cruel medical research. Today there is no need to use animals so cruelly as there are other non-animal protocols available. Sadly the Cleveland VA and others have either not gotten the message or choose to ignore it.
KHMEIMIM /Syria/, November 18. /TASS/. Russian officers have delivered more than 2,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the populated locality of Al-Shakrahiyah in the Syrian region of Daraa, Chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria General Sergei Kuralenko said at a daily briefing on Saturday. The Russian center 
Source: AnonHQ Just when you think the police cant sink lower, a Texas cop proved our thoughts to be wrong. Houston Deputy Andrew C. Sustaita was arrested after his bosses at the Harris County Sheriffs office discovered he 
A billion years before the first multi-celled life, microbes and bacteria learned to cooperate on a large scale. Biofilms protect colonies of bacteria and help them to explore their environment more efficiently, seeking resources. Signals like nerve impulses help coordinate the bacteria's collective behavior.
The Corbett Report community held a vigorous discussion on the future of Artificial Intelligence this past summer, and the results are in: No one understands the question (myself included). Now, to be fair, I didnt do a very good of framing the debate so, as is typical with this particular topic, it quickly became the standard AI 
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) If you have been following my reports on the Las Vegas Shooting than you are likely aware of my helicopter theory which I presented in great detail on The Alex Jones Show Halloween day.
On the broadcast, I presented a portion of the information I possessed at the time as a theory in order to fill in the blanks for the listening audience by explaining exactly how an advanced air assault and extraction were indeed possible despite the fact that I already had seen enough evidence at the time to conclude in my mind that helicopters were indeed operating within the airspace around the vicinity of the venue before, during, and after the massacre took place.
9:47 p.m. A southward bound Airbus EC130 helicopter displaying the callsign MH854 arrives just to the west side of the Mandalay Bay and appears to hover, according to archived flight data from FlightRadar24.com.Screenshot via FlightRadr24.com
9:49 p.m. Two minutes later, a second southward bound Airbus EC130 helicopter displaying the callsign MH848 arrives just to the west side of the Mandalay Bay and appears to hover, according to archived flight data from FlightRadar24.com....
The things which go on while Im under my rock. Perhaps its just me, but none of the men in the above look to be lacking in masculine qualities. This, of course, calls into question as to what those necessary masculine qualities might be, and Im not sure I want to know. The concepts of masculinity and femininity are, for the best part, damn silly, and for the worst part, terribly toxic and harmful. We arent extruded bits of plastic labeled Ken and Barbie. We come in a wide variety of everything. Ah well, on with the show.
Popular figures among the alt-right and users of right-wing internet forum boards such as 4chan frequently used the term soy boy to attack their liberal critics, using the term to label their targets as politically or physically weak. Alt-right YouTube pundit James Allsup claims to have invented the term soy boy, which experienced brief mainstream exposure through right-wing pundits such as Mike Cernovich.
The weakness, it is argued, comes from increased estrogen levels experienced when consuming soy products and the alleged resulting feminine behavior.
Oh for pitys sake. Soy has to be one of the most studied and investigated plants on the planet, considering its versatility and utility. There are no studies which show that soy consumption effiminizes the poor menfolk. For most people, soy is quite beneficial, and no, it has no impact on those precious testosterone numbers, dudes. Your testosterone is safe with soy.
In a video uploaded to his YouTube account yesterday, Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars editor, attempted to explain how the consumption of soy products is to blame for decreased testosterone levels and lower sperm counts in men, resulting in depression and feminine behavior.
Men with high estrogen take on feminine traits. They find it harder to handle stress. They become less assertive. They become low energy. Their voices get higher. Their genitals shrink. They lose muscle tone, Watson said.
Goodness me. Youd think there would be panic in the streets! Media would be wall to wall coverage of the great penis shrink of 2017. Talk shows would have sobbing men behind screens, talking about the horrible degredation of testicle loss and puberty voices. Interestingly enough, there have been a high number of men lately who have not handled stress well at all. These are masculine men, too. The ones who have histories of abusive, assertive, nay, aggressive behaviour. They tend to take o...
writes about two recent cases where people came across the
bodies of dead people but then dumped them, thinking that they were
mannequins put out as pranks. She is the owner of a funeral home
and she says that part of the problem is that too few people spend
any time at all with their deceased loved ones, thinking that they
must quickly shunt them off to funeral homes, and thus have little
idea of what a dead person looks like.
How could this happen twice in the span of two years? The answer lies in our strained, often non-existent relationship to the dead body. In the Western world, Halloween mannequins are more of a reality than a real dead body. The misidentification of a corpse by civilians is not a surprising outcome, it is the only outcome.
I opened my latest book with the story of a daughter who wanted to keep her mother at home after she died. The hospice nurse, well intentioned though she may have been, erroneously told the daughter that to do this would be illegal, that the funeral home had to come take away the body immediately. The daughter feared that something she desperately wanted for her own healing was morbid and wrong.
Meeting our dead, in their natural state, is something Americans practiced for hundreds of years before the rise of the modern funeral industry (and the chemical preservation and makeup that came with it). Anyone who has cared for their own dead knows it is a simple transition back to that time past. Our dead have almost magic powersan outsized, powerful, and unexpectedly profound effect on the grieving individual. Even if we fear them, we must see them for what they aretreasure, not trash.
If you had asked me before whether I could tell the difference between a dead person and a mannequin, I would have said of course. But after reading this, I am not so sure. When I have been to open-casket funerals of people I have known, they do not look quite like what they did when alive. Given the increasing life-like appearance of mannequins these days, maybe I could get confused too.
Content note: Sexual harassment and sexual assault (especially at the linked stories)
More and more stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault is coming out.
It has been happening for at least the last 36 years at the US olympic sports organizations
More than 290 coaches and officials associated with the United States Olympic sports organizations have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct since 1982, according to a Washington Post review of sport governing body banned lists, news clips and court records in several states. The figure spans parts of 15 sports and amounts to an average of eight adults connected to an Olympic organization accused of sexual misconduct every year or about one every six weeks for more than 36 years.
The figure includes more than 175 officials convicted of sex crimes as well as those who never faced criminal charges and have denied claims, such as Andy Gabel, an Olympian and former U.S. Speedskating president banned from the sport in 2013 after two women alleged he forced himself on them; and Don Peters, the 1984 Olympic gymnastics coach banned after two women alleged he had sex with them when they were teenagers.
It happened at TED
I was a member of TEDs Office Culture Task Force, a committee of people appointed to help make the office a desirable place to work. While I think we did a great job planning fun activities, the committee functioned beyond its intended scope. It was the default HR team TED didnt have HR for most of my time there.
While in that role, many people told me in confidence how they were harassed. We all felt conflicted do we tell our stories and risk losing our job at TED and the community surrounding TED that we love so much, or do we carry on and deal with it as best we can?
It also happened at DC comics
Eddie Berganza, a top editor at the company who oversaw Superman and Wonder Woman properties, faces allegations from several colleagues
And of course it happened at Hollywood, at Fox, at Congress, and everywhere else. Now, it seems like it might have consequences ( but then, Trump is still the elected president of the US)
Sunday Wire host Patrick Henningsen delivers another blow to the Resistance exposing the Shakespearean tragedy of the Russia Hacking hoax and explains why Hillary Rodham Clinton might have very well been one of the worse presidential candidates in US history as well as why its wrong for US federal government to brand RT America as a foreign agent. Enjoy the rant
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Came across this tweet, and thought Id I share it
Alone in the rain, 95-year-old Greek resistance fighter Manolis Glezos imprisoned for a total of 12 years, first by the Nazis during WWII, then by the Nazi collaborators after WWII, later by the Colonels during the dictatorship honors the dead of the 1973 student uprising pic.twitter.com/Rdj6zrobMG
Jerome Roos (@JeromeRoos) November 18, 2017
Wikipedia has a fairly good article on the 1973 student uprising.
On Monday, I wrote about Roy Moore and whether or not the allegations against him will lead to his downfall.
On Wednesday, I wrote a satirical Swiftian modest proposal suggesting the only way to obtain world peace is to wipe out humanity.
Also, Morgans sick, so there probably wont be a Biskeptical Podcast this week.
But still, enjoy!
A former Maui Police Department officer is facing federal charges alleging he stole money from a man during a traffic stop two years ago and conspired with others to bribe
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An Amarillo police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman while on-duty has been fired, police said in a news release. Officer Micah Meurer, initially placed on administrative leave,
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By Rachel Blevins The opioid crisis has killed thousands in the United States, and as more than 100 Americans die every day, opium poppy cultivation...
By Aaron Kesel Residents in Okanogan County, Washington are outraged after pilots flying United States Navy aircraft created a graphic drawing of a giant penis...
By Catherine J. Frompovich The below sky writing art appeared above Okanogan County, Washington, the morning of Thursday, November 16, 2017 and it has most...
Are you planning to travel for the holidays? If so, you may want to reassess the intended destination, for 2018s Travel Risk Map reveals which countries are the most dangerous and which are the safest to visit. It turns out, most of Africa is very dangerous in terms of road safety and security. The safest, on the other hand, are Finland, Norway, and Iceland.
This map, by International SOS and Control Risks, shows the places most likely to put your health at risk. Low risk countries are marked in green, medium in yellow, high in orange, very high in red and those that have a rapidly developing variable risk, such as Brazil and Russia, are marked in light brown
The Daily Mail reports that the countries in the low category for health risks include Canada, most of Europe, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Countries you may want to look out for as they were deemed to have rapidly developing variable risk when it comes to hea...
This is not the first time the love of trophy killing has gone all the way to the White House. President George H.W. Bush, former Vice-President Dan Quayle and the late Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. were proud members of Safari Club International (SCI)--the bloodthirsty group that sponsored dentist Walter Palmer's murder of Cecil an African lion in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in 2015
Why wouldn't our president at least challenge this dangerous foreign threat to our people's democracy? "Well, look," Trump meekly replied when asked this question, "I can't stand there and argue with him." Really? Well, since you're not up to the job, please get out of the way so we can find a president who will stand there and argue with the Putins and Dutertes of the world.
Do you suffer from overwhelming stress? Are you sick of relying on pharmaceutical drugs which seem to create more symptoms than they cure? If so, it may be time you try cannabis.
The natural herb which is now legal for medicinal use in 27 U.S. states has been cultivated and used by humans for thousands of years. And believe it or not, 0 people have died from using it in that time. Big Pharma, on the other hand, cannot make that claim. This is because drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2015, for instance,...
CHARLESTON, S.C. A former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on
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Bill ONeill was elected to serve on the Ohio Supreme court, the
only Democrat on the seven judge panel, all the others being
Republicans. Yes, the fact that in Ohio, even judges to the Supreme
Court are not only elected but are nominated by political parties
should tell you that I live in a pretty weird state. The rules
require judges to retire at the age of 70 but they can stay on
until they complete their terms of office which for ONeill meant
January of 2019, and he decided to run for governor of the state in
the election to be held in November 2018.
Up until yesterday, there was no little indication that ONeill was anything out of the ordinary. But then he released an extraordinary Facebook post that has to be seen to be believed.
Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males. As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time. In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females. It ranged from a gorgeous personal secretary to Senator Bob Taft (Senior) who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn in Gallipolis and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head who was a senior advisor to Peter Lewis at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland.
Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis. I am sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago.
There are so many things wrong with this that it is hard to know where to begin. Lets start with his presumption that he speaks for all heterosexual males, a grandiose claim if there ever was one. Then let us move on to the fact of his giving enough information to identify two of the 50 women that he says that he had sex with. That is reprehensible because there is no reason why those women and their families should have been dragged into this.
Then we have what is obviously boasting about his sexual liaisons with 50 very attractive females. What has that got to do with anything? He says that he is releasing all this information to pre-empt people from dgging into his past to find dirt on him as part of the current national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago. But what is being discussed are not the sex lives of people or their sexual indiscretions but sexual abuse, a completely different thing. ONeill seems to have taken this opportunity to boast about his sexual prowess, behavior so tacky as to defy belief.
I thought that the maybe he had done this to get publicity for his run. If so, he cert...
Deep State is the widespread belief that there exists in many countries an entrenched and largely hidden infrastructure that really controls the national narrative and runs things. It explains why, for example, a country like the United States is perpetually at war even though the wars have been disastrous failures ever since Korea and have not made the nation more secure.
Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers will not be charged after killing a Charlotte man in September who carried an unloaded gun but had his hands raised when he was shot, Mecklenburg
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Its a standoff that has cost North Miami taxpayers close to $175,000, left the city with one less senior police officer, and remains a sticking point for a city trying
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By Charles Hugh Smith In other words, well be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and approved dissent. Weve all heard that the...
LAS VEGAS Lawyers representing victims of the 1 October shooting were in court Friday in an effort to start sorting out the estate of the shooter, Stephen Paddock whos worth millions. But during the hearing that lasted all of five or 10 minutes, there was an unexpected attendee.
Eric Paddock didnt have a lot to say.
Please help us understand why youre here, Reporter John Langeler asked Eric Paddock, Stephen Paddocks brother.
However, Eric didnt have a lot to say.
Via Las Vegas Now
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Two boys were killed Thursday evening after they were struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department vehicle that was involved in a crash while responding to a radio call
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By John Vibes For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in...
Its Jim Bakker, again. The title of this post is a bit unfair; I couldnt resist. You cant honestly say something is or isnt biblical, given the sheer amount of different versions and interpretations. Its just a god mash hash. This recent tearful plea by Jim has to do with The Great Tribulation, upon which, there are many versions and interpretations, and a number of different beliefs.
If they kill our president or they destroy him or whatever, if we elect the other side, Bakker said, this is it. I think maybe Trump is here to give us time to get ready because all hell is going to break loose. Were not going to have the Antichrist show up to get the sign of the Mark of the Beast on our forehead or hand, it wont happen without hunger. Hunger is going to be the main thing. Most people dont get it, they dont want to get it, but that is why I am so obsessed with you all being prepared.
Horrendous Hyperbole, Jim! Electing democrats is not the same as murder. Really truly. It is fun to see how much you change your narrative from one appeal to the next. So now the Tiny Tyrant isnt the Jehovah blessed saviour, hes just a little sort of hourglass? How the mighty fall. I hate to break into this melodrama, but people who have enough money to buy your yuck inna bucket are in no danger of going hungry. There are people in this world who are going hungry. A great many people have already been displaced by climate change, and can no longer sustain themselves in their homelands. There are plenty of people living in poverty right here in Ustates, who not only cant afford nutritious food, theyre stuck in food deserts. All manner of children cannot concentrate in school because they are consumed by hunger. And here you are, hawking your absurdly expensive crap inna bucket. There isnt a shred of decency in you, Jim. There certainly isnt so much as a tattered remnant of shame anywhere to be seen.
Bakkers wife, Lori, warned that Christians who dont think they would ever accept the Mark of the Beast will inevitably do so when they see that their children or grandchildren are starving, which prompted Bakker to bring out his newborn grandson, whom he cradled as he wept, saying, I hear them crying, Ive heard them crying...
Between 2000 and 2015, at least 207,468 minors were married in the United States. As Statistas Martin Armstrong notes, despite an overall fall in child marriage since 2000 (25,583 to 9,247), there are still a shocking number of young children legally married in the country. Only 14 percent married other minors, meaning 86 percent wedded 
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A San Antonio police officer was suspended for three days without pay after he allegedly used a homophobic slur against a man during a confrontation at the Travis Park Confederate
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If police want your DNA, you don't have to give them permission for them to access it, you won't even know if they get it at all.
An undercover FBI informant in the Russian nuclear industry who was made to sign an illegal NDA by former AG Loretta Lynch, claims to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money related to the controversial Uranium One deal according to The Hill investigative journalist John Solomon and Circas Sara Carter. The informant, whose identity was revealed 
After an arduous 12 month-long investigation involving both Houses of Congress, a Special Counsel, and a small army of high-paid Washington attorneys, the only straw Brennan has found to hold on to, is a few innocuous advertisements posted on Facebook and Twitter that had no noticeable impact on the election at all.
It is often been said that the enemy of enemy is my friend. Therefore, in this moment, Peter Thiel is my best friend because you will not believe what he is doing to Google. This is absolutely awesome.
As the opioid crisis breaks records by killing more than 100 Americans every day, opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high in 2017. (TFTP) The opioid crisis has killed thousands in the United States, and as more than 100 Americans die every day, opium poppy cultivation has hit a record high in 
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Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist from AC/DC is dead. According to NBC, the member of the Australian hard rock band was 64. The official AC/DC Facebook page announced his death on Saturday but offered no details. In 2014, Young was diagnosed with dementia. NBC reported that he died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. The 
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) A businessman who was staying at the Delano Hotel on the night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival massacre claims that he heard secondary gunfire close by and smelled gunpowder inside the Delano Hotel sometime after all gunfire had ceased at Mandalay Bay.
The businessman identified only as Chuck told investigative reporter Jake Morphonios recently that he had been up on the 63rd-floor of the Delano Hotel in the Skyfall Lounge earlier that night for a drink but had decided to go down to the casino to play a few machines around 10:15 p.m. where Chuck said he encountered a heard of screaming people running toward him.
I didnt know what was going on in there [the casino] at first but it was absolute pandemonium, he said. Then you see a SWAT team come in looking for a shooter. They were telling everyone to run because they were saying that there was a shooter down there in the complex.
Chuck told Morphonios that he is sure there was more than one shooter that night because Stephen Paddock could not have been in two places at once.
Well, first of all, they say that the guy on the 32nd-floor was done shooting by around 10:15 p.m. but the SWAT team that was engaging the shooter downstairs, the part that I personally saw, was not happening upstairs, he explained. They were screaming about a shooter who was downstairs.
This guy clearly had at least one accomplice because  they came through the casino. I think there was more than that because these SWAT,  or some kind of law enforcement, were over at the Delano side yelling at us to run because there was still an active shooter. This was after the stuff over in the casino, he said.
The businessman confirms the gunfire he heard was much closer than the gunfire that was coming from the 32nd-floor.
Much closer, he explained. Im talking very close.
Chuck said that he believes the gunfire likely came from inside the corridor that connects the Delano and the Mandalay Bay and that the gunpowder in which he smelled could not have possibly come from the 32nd-floor.
Astonishingly, Chucks report dovetails with another eyewitnesss account which can be found in the November 7 Intellihub report titled...
A Perfect Circle The Doomed. This should be the new anthem of America. Theyre on tour, click the link for dates and tickets.
Behold the new Christ
Behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering
New beginning, new word
And the word was death
And the word was without light
The new beatitude:
Good luck, youre on your own!
Blessed are the fornicates
May we bend down to be their whores
Blessed are the rich
May we labor, deliver them more
Blessed are the envious
Bless the slothful, the wrathful, the vain
Blessed are the gluttonous
May they feast us to famine and war
What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
Behold the new Christ
Behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering
New beginning, new word
And the word was death
And the word was without light
The new beatitude:
What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
What of the righteous, what of the charitable?
What of the truthful, the dutiful, the decent?
Doomed are the poor
Doomed are the peaceful
Doomed are the meek
Doomed are the merciful
For the word is now death
And the word is now without light
The new beatitude:
Fuck the doomed
Youre on your own!
Russia questions what the US goal in Syria has become. US military intentions in Syria have never been exactly transparent, but are becoming ever less so, as Pentagon officials loudly declare ISIS to have been defeated in the country, but insist that they intend to remain. This is a potential major legal issue, because Syria never authorized 
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Being convicted of driving under the influence means more than not being able to drive for a few days, paying a fine, and attending a class. The conviction will have consequences that affect your life for a long time. Before you are tempted to think that little will change once the verdict is in, consider 
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A police officer responding to a call this week allegedly lost control of his SUV sending it plowing into a family on the sidewalk, killing two children.
The promised snow has fallen in the Cascades, allowing a number
of ski areas to open, including Stevens, Crystal Mountain,
Whistler, and Mt. Baker. In fact, our current snow pack is
well above normal.
Here is plot from NOAA showing the the snow depth last year (left) and this year (right) for today (Nov 17). A LOT more snow this year than last.
A relative of the Killeen police department shot and killed a man in broad daylight, it was recorded on video and he is still walking free.
It must be tricky to critique flat Earth stories, which are risibly goofy and in defiance of the evidence, when you personally believe in young Earth stories, which are just as idiotic, but Danny Faulkner of Answers in Genesis tries. He attended a flat earth conference, and whats remarkable about his essay is how gingerly he treads. Make no mistake, Faulkner does not believe in this flat earth crap, he gives a few specific criticisms of some of their rationalizations, and it is not currently the policy of Answers in Genesis to support flat earth claims (they say the Bible does not claim the Earth is flat), but give them time if flat-earthers become numerous enough to be fleeced, expect even more niceness from AiG.
Its just the irony of it all. Faulkner was getting a little taste of how loony these fringe Bible kooks look to the rest of us, with their weird claims that flout all the evidence, but are fervently held solely because they connect them to their religious beliefs. No, the Bible doesnt flat out state that the Earth is flat, but it is a reasonably inferred part of the mythology, and there are all kinds of hints that the ancient authors modeled the world that way; it also doesnt come right out and say that the Earth is only 6000 years old, but it is also clear that the ancient authors had no concept of deep time, and so AiG has inferred and imposed a set of interpretations on the Bible that bolster their preferred preconceptions. There is no difference between flat-earthers and young-earthers in their methodology or their biases or their abuse of science.
Theres also the lack of perspective. Ive attended creationist events, and this is exactly what they sound like: disappointingly vague, reliant entirely on religious testimonies and that damnable Christian persecution complex.
I was a bit disappointed by the content of the conference. I had expected that I would hear and see information about flat-earth that I hadnt encountered already, but that wasnt the case. Many of the presentations largely were personal testimonies of how people had come to believe in flat earth. Hence, I didnt learn much about the flat-earth model that I didnt already know. However, I did learn much about the flat-earth movement itself. In conversations and in the presentations, I learned how people came to lose jobs, friends, and even family members once they, in their own words, came out of the closet about flat earth. Therefore, many of the people in attendance clearly viewed the meeting as a safe refuge where they could meet ostracized people like themselves. This clearly brought joy to many attendees, and I suppose the last thing these people would do would be to castigate someo...
PEORIA, Illinois A former Peoria police officer found guilty last year of possessing child pornography will know soon what his sentence is. The sentencing hearing for John McCavitt, 36,
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The strange saga of Roy Moore's senatorial bid in Alabama has made one thing clear: Nobody should doubt that the GOP is the modern political party most eager to rig election results -- even when the target is a fellow Republican. The GOP has once again seized the spotlight as the party most enthusiastic about rigging elections -- or doing whatever it takes to get the outcome they seek.
Prison officials, after using an unwitting female inmate as bait to nab a randy corrections officer, made her life miserable once she refused to cooperate, a federal lawsuit charges. Prisoner
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In the wake of sexual assault allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, a small-town Alabama police chief took to Facebook this week to joke that hed been molested by
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The Black Death is thought to have originated in the dry plains of Central Asia, where it then travelled along the silk Road, eventually reaching Crimea by 1343. From that point, it was most likely carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on various merchant ships. Then this Black Death spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe.
The Black Death is estimated to have killed 3060% of Europes total population. All together, the plague may have reduced the population of the world from an estimated 450 million down to 350375 million in the 14th century. The world population, as a whole. did not recover to pre-plague population levels until the 17th century. This was largely due to the fact that the plague recurred as outbreaks in Europe until the 19th century. Now, humanity is looking at the potential for a similar scourge. This is not a statement to made lightly because the devastation lasted over 300 years. The most amazing thingg about the spread of the pathogen, was that the enormous number of victims, as well as the vast geography that the disease covered, was accomplished without the aid of carriers spreading the disease without modern air travel.
The disease cannot be eradicated, thus leaving a feeling of helplessness among humans seeking to eliminate the plague. Writing for The Conversation, Professor Allen Cheng, infectious disease expert at Monash University, described the airborne plague as unusual due to the number of cases reported in major cities. Cheng stated Its not possible to eradicate plague, as it is widespread in wildlife rodents outside the sphere of human influence.
The plague has spread to at least 10 nations, probably more. As healthcare officials scramble to treat patients, experts believe the highly lethal ...
Three pastors have been indicted on charges of child sex-trafficking for recruiting, grooming and soliciting girls as young as 14 years old.
As the opioid crisis breaks records by killing more than 100 Americans every day, opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high in 2017.
Two ominously dressed cops with masks over their faces tried to unlawfully shakedown three young men, but an angry mom came out and shut them down.
The US Government has been cagy about the degree to which the US is assisting Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen; a war which includes area bombing and terror-strikes against civilians. And, because the US has managed to lull its population into accepting anything anti-terror as acceptable, there has been hardly any public outcry at all.
In order to manipulate public opinion, the US Government has delivered carefully mixed messages around what support means. For example, a year ago, there was some pro-forma hand-wringing about maybe curtailing weapons sales because of civilian deaths. [reuters]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabias campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters
The United States will also revamp future training of the kingdoms air force to focus on improving Saudi targeting practices, a persistent source of concern for Washington.
The decision reflects deep frustration within President Barack Obamas government over Saudi Arabias practices in Yemens 20-month-old war, which has killed more than 10,000 people and sparked humanitarian crises, including chronic food shortages, in the poorest country in the Middle East.
That was back in 2016. Notice how it sounds like the US is trying to get the Saudis to stop using their US-made F-16s to drop US-made bombs on towns in Yemen? What actually happened was that the Saudis bought a $750 million training package from the US, to help teach their pilots to drop bombs better. If that sounds to you a bit like a payoff, it sounds that way to me, too.
WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia is engaging in a $750 million, multiyear training program through the American military to help prevent the accidental killing of civilians in the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The additional training and new safeguards effectively amount to important new conditions on the $110 billion in proposed arms deals that the United States is preparing to seal with Saudi Arabia, which Mr. Trump announced during his trip.
These conditions may also have played a role in the Senates narrow approval of t...
The tax overhaul plan that passed the House on Thursday would grant a staggering $1.5 trillion in cuts to corporations and households.
But only those unfamiliar with US politics would consider this legislation a boon to struggling families, cash-strapped students and mom-and-pop shops. As has almost come to be expected of any major Republican tax law, it is mainly corporations and the wealthiest Americans that will benefit handsomely from the tax windfall.
To finance the $1.5-trillion reduction in revenue, House Republicans eliminated many individual tax breaks, including student loan interest and a slew of tuition-assistance systems. Graduate students in federal work-study programs are no longer tax-exempt under the new bill.
Proponents of the proposal argue that sweeping cuts would generate enough growth in the economy to make up for any lost tax revenue, and that corporate tax cuts would prompt businesses to invest more, hire more and raise worker wages. Many economists find that prognosis too rosy.
What is certain is that tax cuts for individuals, unlike corporate cuts, are temporary, and that some households that counted on deductions that are now cut might see their taxes rise, not fall. The Joint Committee on Taxation, a bipartisan referee on tax policy, predicted that the House-passed tax bill would raise taxes for more than 20 percent of households by 2023.
The congressional committee projected that, under the Senate tax proposal, Americans earning $30,000 or less would face tax increases by 2021.
Businesses, on the other hand, would receive two-thirds of the $1.7 trillion cut, along with a permanently lower tax rate (35 to 20 percent) a cut that will cost the government roughly $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
TFTP| For the state to make war, it must convince the populace that killing other people is just and necessary. Many different rationalizations have cropped up over the millennia from controlling resources to exterminating races to fighting terrorism but murdering strangers requires a particular obedience to authority.
Fifty years ago, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the Milgram experiment, which measured the willingness of study participants to hurt others, even when it conflicts with their personal conscience, in the interest of obeying authority. The results, published in 1963, showed that a very high percentage of participants were willing to follow orders and cause serious injury to others.
The researchers recruited 80 participants (40 men and 40 women), with an age range from 18 to 69, for the study. Participants had up to 10 buttons to press, each a higher shock level. The results show that the level of participants obedience towards instructions is similarly high to that of the original Milgram studies.
They found that 90% of the people were willing to go to the highest level in the experiment.
Study co-author Tomasz Grzyb noted that the vast majority of people claimed they would never behave in such a man...
Via| The Future of Life Institute (an AI watchdog organization that has made a name for itself through its campaign to stop killer robots) released a nightmarish short film imagining a future where smart drones kill. The short is called Slaughterbots, and it channels the near-future dystopias depicted in Black Mirror in an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of autonomous weapons.
According to disclose:
You cant actually stop autonomous weapons. They are pretty much guaranteed at this point.
And for anyone who thinks little drones like these are not possible machine learning has already helped small drones teach themselves to perform aerial maneuvers that human controllers cannot possibly perform.
Slaughterbots is a disturbing short film by the group the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.
If this isnt what you want, please take action at http://autonomousweapons.org/
Power beyond mind control: Exit From The Matrix
by Jon Rappoport
November 18, 2017
Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.
In any arena of life, and especially when it comes to the mind, perception, power, empathy, and so on, there is always a status quo. Its merely the place where a person says, Well, thats enough. Ill settle for what I have. Ill stop here.
Sooner or later, this leads to boredom, frustration, problems, and conflict. It leads to a decline.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, weve flattered reality enough. It doesnt need any more. Imagination creates new realities.
You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually youll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can steer that boat anywhere you want to.
The lowest common denominator of consensus signals an absence of imagination: everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and then that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.
Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.
There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, youd never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. Youd keep on painting.
The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy.
When we re-learn to live through and by imagination, we enter and invent new space and time.
With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.
Imagination isnt a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. Its a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited...
Turkey and Iran helped Iraqi Shi'a forces to attack the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) region of Barzani and Talabani mafia organization as loyal to Turkey and Iran, while the US looked another way. Barzani and Talabani mafia families lost 51% of KRG land now. The Peshmerga forces of mafia families lasted only a few hours of the war.
Sixty-nine years after Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, a "shrine" dedicated to his killer Nathuram Godse was set up in Guwalior by the Hindu Mahasabha on Wednesday (November 15), Hindustan Times reported.
Bob Avakian addresses, with substance, science, and humor, the question of which system is the real nightmare for humanity. An excerpt from BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less!, a film of a talk given by Avakian in the fall of 2012.
At the time of this posting, people are gathering at the downtown Olympia intersection of 7th Ave & Jefferson to block a train full of fracking proppants headed out from the port.
Mike (@georgetownmike) November 18, 2017
Police are currently standing by with riot gear. Comrades are requesting that more people show up, and if you can bring:
Stay tuned for more information! Block the ports! All power to the communes!
Read and listen to coverage from the anti-fracking blockade in Olympia last year here.
Number Of Mysteriously Dead Scientists, Microbiologists And Holistic Health Practitioners Suggest Something Extremely Nefarious Is Going On! by Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline
Back on November 5th, we published a story on ANP titled There Is Something Dark And Disturbing About This Outbreak Bizarre Coincidences And Deadly Proficiency within which we reported numerous bizarre coincidences and unnerving facts about the outbreak of the Black Death plague now striking Madagascar. As we reported then, the rapidly spreading disease was showing no signs of slowing down and as the Daily Mail reports in this recent story, experts are now warning the deadly virus WILL reach the US, Europe and the UK and their great worry now is the disease could mutate to become untreatable.
According to this new story from the Daily Star, no one is safe from this epidemic of black death as they warn it is spreading across cities like wildfire, possibly spiraling out of control, and as this new story over at The Sun confirms, there is very little that anybody will be able to do to stop it now from going global. And now as we read in a bizarre new story shared in the 1st video and in much more detail below, some doctors are now warning a mutation cause this disease to kill in as little as 3 hours.
While medical experts warn that the black death plague now causing such a scare begins with flu-like symptoms and that those whove contacted the deadly disease who dont take antibiotics within the first 24 hours afterwards will most likely die, we take a look within this brand new ANP story at a...
Nominating Alexander Azar to run Health and Human Services is like pinning a sheriff's badge on Billy the Kid. For all his polish and small-town charm, when it comes to pharmaceutical predation, the mild-mannered Azar puts blowhard "pharma bros" like Martin Shkreli to shame. Now, unless his nomination is blocked, he's about to be handed the keys to our nation's health.
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Imagine paying money to attend a public university. Now imagine at that university, a teaching assistant, someone who grades your papers and teaches classes and who is paid with your tax dollars is a literal neo-Nazi. Now imagine that through that same neo-Nazis social media account, it encourages his friends and followers to literally destroy people that bring to light his racist and white supremacist ideals, leading to a flood of harassment, death, and rape threats. This person would be fired, right?
At Virginia Tech, the opposite has happened.
Over a week ago, IGD ran a short protest roundup article about a demonstration against Mark Daniel Neuhoff, a neo-Nazi working as a teaching assistant at Virginia Tech. In recent months, Neuhoff has been exposed for being a white supremacist, primarily through his posts on social media. In one online rank Mark wrote, I want white supremacy. Not white nationalism, which is ethnic cleansing by its very nature, but white supremacy. Whites must be in control if we are to preserve western culture. Categorically, no other race can do it. We must be in charge or we will wander aimless in the badlands of aliens. Mark also railed against Jews and glorified the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.
However, after recent protests on campus, Neuhoff was quoted in the local media and The Washington Post as saying that he would not be returning for the coming semester, due to the demonstrations. Despite this, Neuhoff wrote in email to IGD several days after the publishing of our article to state that he was in fact not leaving the campus, and that he would continue to be employed by the University as a researcher for the chair of the English Department, and according to him, would be researching free speech.
Neuhoff also went on at length about his political views, the Nazi party, his associations with other neo-Nazis, and even ironically claimed that he was in fact married to an Asia...
Alabamians have been receiving robocalls from someone claiming to be "Bernie Bernstein of the Washington Post" offering to pay for salacious stories, which, curiously enough, is the same line that Breitbart and other defenders of mall-stalking goobers are taking, i.e., that the media are paying people to smear good old Roy.
"We should be raising the alarm and shouting this from the rooftops," Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said. "The conversation about when life begins belongs with our scientists, our clergy, and our families. The last place it belongs is in our tax code."
I have heard of pyramids in Mexico and South America, and the ones the space aliens made in Africa, but it took a piece of spam email to make me learn about the pyramids in Bosnia.
Naturally, anything pyramid-shaped has magical powers, because the aliens who taught the Egyptians how to make them explained something very powerful that the Egyptians forgot to write down. Stupid Egyptians! They were so busy keeping detailed records of trade and diplomatic communications [wik] that they didnt get around to explaining how putting your soap bar under a pyramid will make it foamier. I bet thats why the aliens left: we are wasting our time with these guys, lets go try the Bosnians.
There are problems with the entire story: the Bosnian Pyramids date back to well before the invention of civilizations capable of piling rocks on top of eachother. Which is OK because the Bosnian Pyramids are just natural rock outcroppings.
But there are artifacts which also happen to be rocks. Like this foot rock. [bih] If you follow that link, do not blame me if your brain implodes.
Its part of a whole network of pyramids. A Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids I kid you not.
There is even (at the top) The Temple do Notre Mere La Terre (the temple of mother earth) which is a rock-shaped rock that doesnt look like a pyramid from any angle, therefore its part...
The political turmoil in Zimbabwe is a product of both domestic factional rivalries and broader international political intrigue. Dont let the corporate media impose its usual superficial narrative on the events in Zimbabwe; as with all things Africa, theres so much more than meets the eye. On November 14, 2017 military forces in Zimbabwe took 
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Wouldnt it be great if Congress was absolutely packed with strong constitutional conservatives that consistently fought for true conservative values? It has been said that our government is a reflection of who we are as a people, and the only way that we are going to take our government back is if we fight for it. I have talked to so many conservatives that are sick and tired of being betrayed by Republicans in name only over and over again, but the only way that we are going to break this cycle is if good people start running and if we get behind them. Personally, I am in a very tight race in Idahos first congressional district, and the only way that I can win is if it is a total team effort. There is no way that I can do this alone, and fortunately we have had some absolutely extraordinary people get involved in the campaign as volunteers. But if you dont have the time to serve as a volunteer, you can still contribute to the campaign in other ways. Today we are launching our 2016 Money Bomb, and the deadline for participating is November 30th. If you would like to donate, you can do so here
Our first tier goal for the money bomb is $4,500, which will help us cover the cost of desperately needed campaign materials. The good news is that there is an overwhelming demand for campaign materials all over the district, but now we are running low on almost everything. Our county chairs are telling us that they need more signs, more bumper stickers and more brochures, and we are working hard to get them everything that they need.
Our second tier goal for the money bomb is $15,000, which will help us get our message directly to the voters. Thanks to cutting edge voter outreach technology, we can reach voters much more cheaply than my opponents can. For just...
This week the news cycle was flooded with mainstream headlines suggesting doctors were claiming have discovered the first marijuana overdose. Doctors claim babys 2015 death was caused by marijuana overdose, a Fox News headline claimed. Baby boy is first marijuana overdose death, doctors claim, wrote AOL and the New York Daily News. Local Colorado NBC affiliate 9 News headlined their article Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose 
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Society doesn't like victims. Victims make us uncomfortable. It's probably a vestige of our Darwinian instinct for survival: the monkey clan prospers when its members are healthy and lucky, but finds life perilous around those who are sick and unfortunate. We turn away from the unlucky, the homeless man, the woman whose face bears burn scars, the black guy getting choked to death by cops -- not our problem.
By Aaron Kesel The international whistleblower group WikiLeaks confirmed the website Wlsearch.tk mentioned in a biased Atlantic hit piece against the organization and President Donald Trumps...
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I recently read Neal Shustermans Scythe. Its a fast, easy read, with an interesting premise and engaging characters. We humans certainly spend a great deal of time striving for the ideal; we never quite give up on the idea of an utopia. Thats delivered in Scythe. AI broke through in a big way, it was not the monster doom people always thought, and now, society is perfect. Theres no poverty, no hunger, no inequality, no disease, and almost unlimited healing. All the things which routinely killed people before? No more. A person can launch themselves off a tall building, go splat, and wake up in perfect condition a few days later. Theres rejuv tech, so people can decide to turn a corner as they age. As many times as they like. One thing which is not perfectly ruled: breeding. No laws, no restrictions, and people can breed for hundreds of years. So, a very small percentage of the world population is randomly selected to die now and then. The people who perform this duty are known as Scythes. You get the picture.
This is not a deep philosophical treatise on achieving eden; nonetheless, Mr. Shusterman does not shy away from many of the questions which would surface in such a world. The book makes for an excellent launch point into serious discussions. Probably what bothered me the most was the compleat inability of anyone to decide they wanted to die and to carry that out successfully. (Scythes are the only people allowed to suicide. Scythes are also prohibited from taking the life of anyone who wishes to die.) I dont like the idea that a perfect society would consist of one in which my final act of autonomy was removed. But then, Im not overly keen at not being in control.
Part of the book reminded me of Terry Pratchetts Reaper Man, and the duel between Deaths, and why that duel took place. Theres a similar theme in Scythe.
Its a good read, recommended.
If a full investigation of US officials proceeds as requested, it "would send a clear signal to the Trump administration and other countries around the world that torture is categorically prohibited, even in times of war, and there will be consequences for authorizing and committing acts of torture," according to Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU's Human Rights Program.
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In Wabash Valley, Shaka Shakur is maintaining his hunger strike, demanding an end to guard abuses and the isolation of active prisoners in camera cells. We spoke with his wife, Akili Shakur, who provided context for the struggle undertaken by Shaka and other prisoners, along with background on his imprisonment and the role of guards in targeting prisoners and stoking conflict. She also explains the importance of the hunger strike as a tool for prisoners to fight for their dignity and survival.
Updates on the movement at Wabash Valley and Shakas hunger strike can be found at idocwatch.org. IDOC Watch reports that there is still a request to call in and support the prisoners protest.
Sergio Canavero has been blustering for years about how hes going to do a complete human head transplant. His most recent shenanigans was the horrible two-headed rat, in which he decapitated a little rat, killed a big rat, and stitched the two circulatory systems together to allow the big rats heart to keep the little rats unconscious brain alive for a few hours. It was a stupid waste; the big problem is and always has been to reconnect a nervous system in a functional way, and hes not even trying to do that.
But now he has announced that he has successfully transplanted the head from one human being onto the body of another. Successfully. What does he mean by that?
He has successfully transplanted the head from one human cadaver to the torso of another human cadaver. No word yet on whether the patient has recovered consciousness or how he is feeling.
Are you impressed yet?
What will impress me is when these gullible newsrags wake up and realize that Canavero is a fraud, and they stop giving him free press for every ghoulish act of necrophilia he commits.
Debbie addresses the items in the title and more. Despondency and silence are not the answers. She discusses the actual censorship ongoing and getting rapidly worse, and also shows how we inadvertently feed into "the system." I appreciate many a writer on various sites, but DL seems to cover facts and overal context like no one else.
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Having shoved Trump into the militarist camp, his enemies have turned on Trump as an unstable, volatile person who might push the button. Senator Bob Corker (R, TN) and Senator Chris Murphy (D, CT) are using the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to portray President Trump as a quixotic person who shouldn't have his finger on the nuclear button.
As a part of its Muslim ban, the Trump administration has promised to subject all foreign visitors from certain, majority Muslim nations to what the president calls extreme vetting. Part of that process, according to the Department of Homeland Security, will involve surveillance of non-citizens internet use, including social media. Heres how the Brennan Center describes the plan:
The Extreme Vetting Initiative is Immigration and Custom Enforcements (ICE) plan to monitor much of the internet, including social media, to automatically flag people for deportation or visa denial based on broad, ambiguous criteria. As described in ICE documents, the program will make determinations via automation about whether an individual will become a positively contributing member of society or contribute to the national interest even though those terms are undefined in American immigration law.
This week, the Brennan Center and a coalition of over 50 civil rights groups and over 50 technologists published letters asking the government to scrap the proposal. The technologists warn DHS that using artificial intelligence (or machine learning) to determine who should and shouldnt enter the country would be a mistake.
In other terrifying artificial intelligence news, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots made the video below to warn us all about what could happen if we dont act to ban killer autonomous robots. Warning: It contains graphic violence and other disturbing content. The creepiest thing about this video is that all the technology required to build and operate these little killer robots already exists.
Despite Jeff Sessions surprising insistence during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week that theres no factual basis to appoint a special counsel to investigate actions by Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, a plurality of voters believe special prosecutors should be investigating both the Clinton and Trump campaigns, according to 
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This week was supposed to be the exciting, triumphant debut of the latest Star Wars video game, Star Wars Battlefront II. Following on the heels of its very underwhelming predecessor, Battlefront II was advertised as giving you a chance to play with your favorite heroes and villains across all eras of the Star Wars universe on planets and in ships from the classic movies, the prequels, and the newest generation of films. However, the reality is quite different.
Most every Star Wars fan would love to play Battlefront as Darth Vader. Why not? Hes one of the best bad guys in all of cinema, and to slaughter digital Rebels with your lightsaber and force chokes is great fun. Unfortunately, you cant do that out of the box. You have to earn him.
When the beta of the game came out recently, players picked up on this and complained. Loudly! EAs plan was to have people pay real money for an in-game currency that allows players to purchase Loot Crates that provide random rewards for the game, which may or may not include something a player wants.
Sounds similar to loading coins in a slot machine, pulling the lever and hoping to hit it big, doesnt it? Theres the problem. Many think that this system is akin to gambling, and they might be right. The Dutch think so, and their authorities are now investigating the matter to determine if loot crates can be classified as online gambling. If they are, its likely the end of the loot crate money grab that is becoming all the rage in gaming these days. Cross your fingers!
The reaction to Battlefronts real-money loot crates has been vociferous, and inescapable. EA has been pounded by the gaming community for this, and last night they finally relented. In a statement issued on Twitter, the company said, We hear you loud and clear, so were turning off all in-game purchases. With the change, all progression will be earned through gameplay. That means that instead of purchasing Darth Vader, your opportunity to play as him will only come through playing Battlefront until your thumbs bleed.
Today, we turned off in-game purchases for #StarWarsBattlefrontII. The game is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Read the full update: https://t.co/asGASaYXVp pic.twitter.com/vQSOmsWRgk
EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) November 17, 2017
By Tony Cartalucci In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company now known as Chiquita Brands International faced labor issues in Colombia, it...
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An investigation found that Flint, Michigan ranks nowhere near the top when it comes to lead in the water, thousands of areas are far worse.
The contentious Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after a 210,000-gallon oil leak was discovered in South Dakota. According to local ABC News affiliate KSFY: Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada. The leak was in the Keystone 
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Range anxietythe fear that an electric vehicle has an insufficient charge to reach its destinationis one of the most common, but fair, concerns about EVs. Just think, what if you and your car get stuck in the middle of a desert and have nowhere close by to juice up? Ultimately, if we want to spread the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, then were going to have to make them easier to charge.
Thats why Teslas latest additions to its Supercharger network is kind of a big deal. On Wednesday, the electric automaker revealed it has opened its largest Supercharger stations in the U.S. to date, according to a news release provided to EcoWatch. The 40-stall stations in Kettleman City, Calif. and Baker, Calif. each feature covered solar parking and the Tesla Powerpack System.
The new stations sit on two of Teslas most popular travel routes, between the Bay Area and Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Las Vegas, respectively. This means traveling around with an electric car (or at least around California in a Tesla) just got a little easier.
Our commitment to fast, reliable, ubiquitous charging along travel routes and urban areas alike remains our priority, the press release stated. As we significantly increase the size of Teslas charging networks, more sites will include solar and Powerpack storage to ensure sustainable energy generatio...
LAKE COUNTY (INTELLIHUB) It appears that a Florida judge has thus far ruled in favor of critically acclaimed Sandy Hook researcher Wolfgang Halbig after he was brought to court by the reported father of deceased Sandy Hook student Noah Pozner who is seeking damages.
It came out on Wednesday that the plaintiff wanted to punish Halbig with a hold in contempt for recording a previous court hearing which is legal in the State of Florida.
Essentially, the plaintiff is suing Halbig over posting the plaintiffs already public information online which is not a crime.
The case is ongoing and Halbig has been ordered to respond to some of the plaintiffs questions by December 15.
Its almost as if the judge was counseling Lenny Pozners attorney because it was done in a very sloppy manner, an eyewitness to the preceding said.
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Neo-Nazis and KKK members are stating that they will rally at the University of North Florida in support of Ken Parker, a former Grand Dragon of the KKK and a current member of the National Socialist Movement (NSM). The NSM is currently one of the largest neo-Nazi organizations in the US, and was one of the groups that made up the Nationalist Front, which engaged in violence and murder at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on August 12th.
According to The Tab:
Ken Parker, the former Grand Dragon of the KKK and a current Neo-Nazi, was exposed by The Tab as a UNF student last month.
He was suspended for threatening a student this week he posed in topless in his bathroom mirror, holding a rifle as he talked about confronting his classmates.
Parker is appealing his suspension and meeting with UNFs President this coming Monday. His Neo-Nazi supporters are organizing a rally for him at the same time.
Speaking to The Tab, Parker confirmed a protest was in the works, although he declined to comment further.
A counter-protest is set to take place, as students are campaigning for Parker to be permanently kicked out.
A spokesperson for the organizers, Students for a Democratic Society, said: SDS will be there in support to...
We dont have good guardrails and norms for what is appropriate interplay between colleagues and whatnot, Hemingway said. Some stuff is so clearly over the line, just absolutely awful. And other things, you kind of get the sense you need more context to understand.
They also consider the lines between the public and private space as it applies to Twitters responsibility to regulate users speech.
We have such a massive administrative state right nowthere is very little purely private, or purely public. There is just this massive space in between, Hemingway said.
Listen to their full conversation here:
GMOs are ubiquitous throughout the United States and many other nations, making them difficult to avoid. Although presumed safe or GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by governmental authorities and GMO manufacturers, studies have shown that a number of problems can occur in animals as a result of eating a GMO diet, including physiological issues and excessive 
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Timoci Naulusala is a 12-year-old schoolboy from Tailevu province in Fiji. In a passionate speech this week, he called on world leaders to commit climate action to protect his home, as well as the homes of all Pacific Island children.
Climate change is like a thief in the night, said Timoci. It not only steals, but kills and destroys. If we dont act now there might not be a future for the entire human race.
In September, Timoci participated in a nationwide speech competition in Fiji and his success earned him a place at the COP23 global conference an annual event which addresses the UN convention on climate change. A Unicef Pacific spokesperson said that Timoci had seen first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change in Fiji from Cyclone Winston.
My home, my school, my source of food, water,
money was totally destroyed. My life was in chaos, Timoci said. My
once beautiful village is now a barren and empty wasteland Climate
change is here to stay unless you do something about it. Timocis
powerful request for urgent action earned him rousing applause
before shaking hands with some of the most powerful people in
the UN. Watch Timocis speech here:
Greetings one and all! Before the mandatory brain-deadness of the Christmas season descends on everyone, here are some important reminders to keep tucked away:
Lebanon is being accused by 5 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries, and a growing list of allies regionally and globally, of declaring war on Saudi Arabia.
In an unprecedented move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system. The pill, called Abilify MyCite is an antipsychotic drug which treats bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depressive disorders.
So, how does it work? Well, when the pill touches the stomach it sends an electronic signal to record whether or not a patients has ingested the pill. The sensor is able to track when the pill was taken, the dosage as well as a number of other metrics (heart rate, sleep patterns and activity levels). All of this information is available for medical professionals to view via a smartphone app which uses Bluetooth. To curb concerns about threats to privacy, patients can voluntarily give access to the information to their doctor and family members.
Nonadherence to antipsychotic medication is a growing concern. Dr William Shrank, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre explains that: When patients dont adhere to lifestyle or medications that are prescribed for them, the...
Disturbing video has just been released showing how an 86-year-old man was needlessly tasered by cops for walking backward, leaving him severely injured.
The trees are ugly, but the forest is even worse. At a time when we desperately need to rebuild America, Republicans have ignored real, pressing unmet public needs to shovel more money to the rich and corporations. If this bill becomes law, it will force immediate cuts across the board, including a $25 billion cut to Medicare.
No human wants to live their life in a cage. So why do we carelessly subject animals such as rats and mice to the same fate? With todays technological advancements, there is no longer any reasons animals need to be experimented on. Fortunately, this attitude is becoming more common.
One individual who believes all animals should be free is Rachele Totaro. Last summer, she spent her time photographing ex-lab rats and mice who breathed fresh air for the first time ever. She wrote on Bored Panda: My little models were test animals, just saved by La Collina dei Conigli, Italian charity based near Milan. Every year in Italy, hundreds of thousands of animals die in laboratories. Some are used for lethal tests, but most could be saved: many are used for experiments from which they could easily recover and restart normal life, others are not actually used in test, but are kept in laboratories as a surplus of safety or control, and once the experiment has ended they become a useless expense for labs....
An 86-year-old black man injured after being jolted by a white officers Taser will get a $900,000 payout one of the most significant for a stun gun case in
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Imagine if the $5.6 trillion that it is now estimated to have been spent on 16 years of US global wars had been put to better use. Imagine how families would have been able to afford education if the value of the dollar had not been inflated away to fund the military industrial complex. The 
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Since my arrival in Greenville two-and-a-half years ago, my communications with the world have been made incredibly difficult and at times impossible. I have been repeatedly denied books, magazines, letters and pictures. Its standard operating procedure that my mail be it my email or snail mail is habitually days, weeks and even months late. It is not at all uncommon for my mail, both incoming and outgoing, to simply never arrive.
Ive been. Ive even been denied copies of my own book, Always Looking Forward, which I wrote in prison and is approved for me to have.
It has also become impossible for me to adhere to my Vegan diet, because none of the so-called meat options offered at Greenville, Illinois are even close to Vegan. Because of this, I have been forced at great cost to my friends, family and supporters to pay outrageously for foods from the commissary that continue to be an inadequate version.
I have tried now for over a year to obtain a transfer from FCI Greenville, Illinois closer to New York City where I intend to live upon my release, but I have been denied this as well through petty and irrelevant disciplinary reports.
Despite all of this, I have maintained years of patience, quietly awaiting my freedom. But, my cooperation has got me nothing. So in the tradition of A.L.F. activists before me, such as Barry Horne, I am going on hunger strike. I will not eat anything and will starve until these issues are remedied.
Im asking everybody in the Animal Rights and Anarchist communities to stand with me with your protests and actions of solidarity.
You can reach the institution concerning my health and my
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) Anyone who has been closely following the Las Vegas shooting investigation knows that Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, for whatever reason, has not been fully forthcoming about all of the events which took place on the night of October 1.
One glaring detail that throws a wrench in the entire Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Departments official story in which authorities claim Stephen Paddock acted alone is the fact that the door which adjoins rooms 135 (Paddocks suite) and 134 (a queen suite next to Paddocks) was locked and had to be breached by SWAT after Paddocks suite was secure.
If the adjoining door was locked and Paddock was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, then who locked the adjoining door to room 134 where the second window was broken out?
If SWAT had to breach the door it had to be locked from the opposite side. If thats the case, then who rented room 134? Did they exit into the hallway Campos was in?
More importantly, who put the cart in front of the door which leads from into room 134 from the hallway and who ran the wires from the camera on the cart into room 134 under the door?
Keep in mind, as of yet, we do not know exactly who rented room 134. Although an Austrailian man by the name of Brian Hodge reportedly told The Courier-Mail that he was staying in room 32134 he may have been mistaken because receipts obtained by journalists after the fact reveal that Hodge was staying in room 32143, and not room 32134.
As you may already know, on Nov. 1 Intellihub was the first to publish the precise video timestamp and a screenshot of what appeared to be a single muzzle flash emitting from the room adjacent to Stephen Paddocks 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite but now an independent ballistic analysis confirms the flash was, in fact, actual gunfire.
In the video, a flash can clearly be seen (at the 6:52-second mark) coming from room 32-134.
You can best view the flash by enlarging the video to full screen.
Dr. Walter Greason joins the podcast to discuss his Racial Violence Syllabus, which attracted worldwide attention following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Greasons syllabus was translated into seven languages and reached millions of people, driving the public debate surrounding the removal of Confederate memorials across the United States.
Dr. Greason tells us what motivated him to share the syllabus as well as his experiences in the early 2000s teaching it in a class on the legacy of white terrorism. He walks us through some of the history of racial violence chronicled in the syllabus, including incidents in Cincinnati in 1829 and Philadelphia in 1834. He feels these particular examples are important because they show white supremacy is a national phenomenon and not restricted to the American south. We also discuss how Black communities have organized against acts of racial violence and in self defense.
We talk about how police brutality and other forms of state violencereplaced mob violence after the passage of civil rights laws in the 1960s and the emergence of the prison industrial complex.
The rate of police killings in the 21st century [has] exceeded the rate per year of lynchings at the peak lynching period of the late 19th century, Dr. Greason said. When I came across that data point, I just realized we were seeing things on television and through our media generally, even newspapers and now digital outlets, that were just tolerant of morassan abyss of organized violence that just kills thousands and thousands of people with no real attention or outrage and in really unjustified ways that violate their fundamental human rights.
Our conversation touches on the role of Black churches as spaces for safety and collective action that have been targeted throughout history for white nationalist violence. We also discuss how free speech and assembly rights have been used to defend white supremacist incitements to violence.
Finally, Dr. Greason tells us about his new book, Planning Future Cities, which explores how the places in which we live are created through the evolution of institutions.
Dr. Walter Greason is the dean of the Honors School at Monmouth University. His research focuses on the comparative, economic analysis of slavery, industrialization, and suburbanization. Dr. Greason serves as the Treasurer for the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, and with a variety of co-editors, he has published Planning Future Cities (2017) an innovative look at architecture, urbanism, and municipal design as well as The American Economy (2016) a provocative examination of race, pr...
About 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, drawing fierce outcry from pipeline opponents. The leak, the largest spill to date in South Dakota, comes just days before Nebraska regulators decide on whether its controversial sister project -- the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline -- will go forward.
Strong Towns staff members Chuck Marohn and Bo Wright check in on the final day of our 2017 Member Drive to talk about their hopes for the future of the Strong Towns movement. They discuss the intentional choices that the Strong Towns organization has made about how we disseminate our message and push for change, and they talk about our vision for reaching more communities to transform the cultural conversation in America. (Here's a map of all our members across the world.)
Chuck and Bo also share some of the organization's plans for 2018, including creating some platforms and opportunities that our members have specifically requested. Take a listen to find out what's in store for next year.Listen to the podcast
If you've been procrastinating this week, now is the time when we really need you to step up. Take a minute to join this movement as a member of Strong Towns. We're doing big things together and we want you to be part of it!Join the movement
The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members. The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and 
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The National Archives and Records Administration has just released 10,744 new JFK assassination files from the FBI.
From a NARA press release:
All of the documents released today are from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Of the documents released today, 8,336 documents are released in their entirety and 2,408 are released with limited redactions. Also, this is the first release for 144 of the documents. Released records are available for download.
The versions released today were processed by the FBI and, in accordance with the Presidents guidance, are being posted expeditiously in order to make the documents available to the public, even before the March deadline established by the President on Oct. 26, 2017. Any information that has been redacted from the records in this public release remains subject to further review by the FBI and the National Archives in accordance with the Presidents direction.
In accord with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, all previously classified documents related to the assassination were set to be released on October 26, 2017. This included documents that were never seen before, as well as documents that were released but with redactions. However, when the 26t...
The aim of the article is primarily to examine late medieval wall paintings in the church of Espoo that include women with some form of diabolical entity. The paintings under examination include five different motifs: the milking and churning, the Journey to Blkulla, Skoella and Tutivillus.
The milking scene in Espoo shows a woman with a cow and a man-size demon with horns, hoofs and a tail observing the task (Fig. 1). Immediately above the woman milking a cow
another woman is seen riding on a broom, holding a pouch-like object in her left hand and a horn in her right (Figs. 1, 3).
On the south side of the church, the milking scene continues with a scene representing a demon assisting women in churning the butter (Fig. 2). Skoella scene represents a demon passing a pair of shoes to a woman on the west wall above the entrance (Fig. 7), and above, three demons are seen twiddling with a parchment (Fig. 9). This motif is referred to as Tutivillus. The analysis of the motifs begins with the examination of the images at their visual level in which the content of the images is explained. The analysis then proceeds to the examination of the motifs in their cultural and historical context. The article discusses the origin of the different motifs and compares them to similar ones found among other early
sixteenth-century wall paintings in Finland. The methodological approach combines art historical analysis and cultural-historical contextualisation.
A fascinating look at the pairing of women and demons, where a woman-centered activity is involved. Demons, always so much more interesting than saints and gods, even in churches. The paper may be read here.
President Trump has nominated a former lobbyist and executive of a major pharmaceutical company to be U.S. Health Secretary. On Monday, Trump announced his pick for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for 
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Early Wednesday morning water protectors from Camp Makwa stormed an Enbridge construction site, and delayed progress on the last unfinished Wisconsin segment of their proposed line 3 pipeline project. One individual from the Din Nation descended into the muddy trench, climbed onto the pipe, and locked himself to welding equipment. A Leech Lake Tribal member then climbed atop an excavator and attached himself to a hydraulic arm. Construction was halted for approximately six hours, costing the company thousands of dollars, as the individuals put their bodies on the line to protect the water and the futures of their children.
Later in the day two more water protectors were arrested, while standing on the side of the public road. They were both tackled to the ground by Sergeant Kirchhoff of the Superior Police Department. For one of the arrests, when asked on what grounds he was acting, officer Kirchhoff cited a warrant that he could not produce. Later investigation found that the warrant he cited was unsigned and improperly filed. Last Week Sergeant Kirchhoff received media attention for tackling a woman to the ground without warning at a similar protest. The womans charges were later dropped.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 15th 2017Contact: Campmakwaline3frontlinecamp@gmail.comWater Protectors Shut Down Wisconsin Line 3 Construction and Warn Enbridge to Stay Out of Minnesota Early Wednesday morning water protectors from Camp Makwa stormed an Enbridge construction site, and delayed progress on the last unfinished Wisconsin segment of their proposed line 3 pipeline project. One individual from the Din Nation descended into the muddy trench, climbed onto the pipe, and locked himself to welding equipment. A Leech Lake Tribal member then climbed atop an excavator and attached himself to a hydraulic arm. Construction was halted for approximately six hours, costing the company thousands of dol...
By Matt Agorist Pittsburgh, PA A belligerent and violent cop was recently convicted of violating the civil rights of a teenager by savagely beating...
After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on Americas highways. Local officers, county deputies and
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By Michael Maharrey Last month, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana within the city limits, a step toward effectively nullifying...
A man was held at gunpoint, detained, and handcuffed by police at an airport for carrying a bright pink dildo in his gun holster.
Nicolas J S Davies
Seventy-seven million people in North and South Korea find themselves directly in the line of fire from the threat of a Second Korean War. The rest of the world is recoiling in horror from the scale of civilian casualties such a war would cause and the unthinkable prospect that either side might actually use nuclear weapons.
Since the first Korean War killed at least 20 percent of North Koreas population and left the country in ruins, the U.S. has repeatedly failed to follow through on diplomacy to establish a lasting peace in Korea and has instead kept reverting to illegal and terrifying threats of war. Most significantly, the U.S. has waged a relentless propaganda campaign to discount North Koreas legitimate defense concerns as it confronts the threat of a U.S. war machine that has only grown more dangerous since the last time it destroyed North Korea.
The North has lived under this threat for 65 years and has watched Iraq and Libya destroyed after they gave up their nuclear weapons programs. When North Korea discovered a U.S. plan for a Second Korean War on South Koreas military computer network in September 2016, its leaders quite rationally concluded that a viable nuclear deterrent is the only way to guarantee their countrys safety.
What does it say about the role the U.S. is playing in the world that the only way North Koreas leaders believe they can keep their own people safe is to develop weapons that could kill millions of Americans?
The Changing Face of War
The Second World War was the deadliest war ever fought, with at least 75 million people killed, about five times as many as in the First World War. When the slaughter ended in 1945, world leaders signed the United Nations Charter to try to ensure that that scale of mass killing and destruction would never happen again. The U.N. Charter is still in force, and it explicitly prohibits the threat or use of military force by any nation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Police in St. Louis who have dealt with dozens of protests in the two months since a former officer was acquitted in the death of a
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Picked from the desert, Im gazing at the tiny pieces of Jeans. These are whats left of real lives. They had hopes and dreams of better and safer futures. (Virginia Wenzel)
There is a wealth of heartbreak at The Migrant Quilt Project, but its heartbreak all should feel. No one should be able to turn a cold heart and hateful mind to the mute witness of so much death.
A New York Times reporter is claiming that the myriad of images and videos of Joe Biden inappropriately touching kids is 'fake news' and should be censored.
(INTELLIHUB) We have not even made it to the rise of the machines era yet and already technology is getting quite scary, to say the least.
A good example is Boston Dynamics latest model of the Atlas robot which can hop, skip, and jump. Oh, did I mention Atlas does backflips too?
But what happens when this technology gets into the wrong hands one day? Or better yet, imagine fully robotic police forces, security dogs, guards, etc. They can all be hacked! It could go on and on.
The rise of the machines is almost here people. Brace yourselves!
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The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Floridas most populous
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None of the good and all of the bad we were promised about Keystone happened with the oil leak.
The social media giant has only just begun to remove the coveted blue check marks from accounts that violate its policies, starting with those of white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler.
Trump has outsourced the job of filling judicial court vacancies to the Koch-aligned Federalist Society. And thats just the tip of the iceberg.
This article explores why so many in Trumps closest circle were easy targets for Russians.
Saadia Madsbjerg writes, The value of our personal data is primarily locked up in the revenues of large corporations. Some, like data brokerages, exist solely to buy and sell sets of that data. Why should companies be the major, and often the only, beneficiaries of this largess?
Zaid Jilani writes, The House of Representatives on Monday voted...
Kristina Compher worries that her three children are not the same people they were a year ago, before their father Christopher Murphy died after an auto accident and subsequent encounter
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Here's some added perspective to the Al Franken / Leeann Tweeden narrative. Leeann Tweeden has accused Franken of forcibly kissing her. Franken has apologized and she accepted his apology. But there's more to this story that the MSM is not showing. Tweeden is not a neutral party, politically. She's been a repeat guest on the Sean Hannity show.
There are times I idly wish some form of underworld existed; when it comes to mouthy, obnoxious, immoral christians, I could get on board with the notion of hell. At least for a time. I cant ever get past that tortured for all eternity business, its just too much. No matter which particular underworld, any treatment would pall after a sufficient time. Anyroad, Liz Red Shoes! Crokin had something of a pity party the other day.
Liz Crokin declared recently that she is not worried about her career suffering due to her obsessive efforts to prove that countless government, business and entertainment leaders are involved in a massive satanic pedophile ring because she knows that she will be rewarded by God for her work.
I wonder, does it ever dawn that there has been no reward? It has to occur at some point. No wonder theists then take refuge in the afterlife!.
In an interview with the America First Media Group last week, Crokin said that while she has suffered personally and professionally because of her crusade to expose supposed rampant pedophilia and child sacrifice, she would rather be poor and getting the truth out there and being on the right side of God and history.
Thats nice. Its easy to be on the right side of a god, when said god is a figment of your imagination, and of course believes everything you do, and shares all your hatreds. As for history, ah, that one is not quite so easy to deceive. It is remarkably arrogant of Ms. Crokin to think shell make the history tomes of the future. Im afraid the majority of humanity never gets close to being recorded for all posterity.
Judgment Day is coming and not only is God going to unleash His wrath on the pedophiles, Hes also going to unleash his wrath on the people that knew about it and covered for it, Crokin said. People like us will be rewarded by God People like us who have been censored and punished for having politically conservative viewpoints, supporting Trump and especially the people that have hurt us for trying to help children and save children from predators, there wi...
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. A former Brevard County sheriffs deputy was locked up Monday. Joseph Pallante was sentenced to two life prison terms, and decades more, for sex crimes against
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One of the astonishing features of the current spate of
revelations about the way that men have been sexually harassing
women is how many of them seem to have expected the women to
welcome their advances, even if they had absolutely no
reason to think so. A most glaring example comes from Minnesota
where state representatives Tony Cornish and state senator Dan
are accused of harassing two women, one a lobbyist and the
other a fellow legislator.
While the actions of Cornish against the lobbyist were more egregious, it is the case of the other accuser Erin Maye Quade that I found noteworthy.
I am not alone in experiencing harassment at the Capitol, said Rep. Erin Maye Quade, DFL-Apple Valley. She said Schoen texted her repeatedly asking her to meet soon after she first became a candidate for a House seat and that Cornish texted her during a House floor debate commenting on her appearance.
Maye Quade, first elected in 2016, provided the Star Tribune with a text message from Cornish in May 2017 in which he wrote that he got busted for staring at you on the House floor Haha. I told him it was your fault, of course. Look too damned good. Ha. I must be more gentlemanly when I run for governor.
What is astonishing is that Maye Quade is married to another woman and that is well known because when she ran for the legislature in 2016, her Republican opponent made a big issue of her being a lesbian and also of the fact that her father is black. Quade still won but those two aspects of her private life were very much in the news and known to everyone.
Here is a photo of Cornish.
Here is a photo of Maye Quade (on the left) and her wife.
So what made Cornish think that Maye Quade would welcome advances from him? The only thing I can think of is that he had such an inflated opinion of his own looks and personality that he felt that she would be unable to resist the attraction, so much so that she would change her sexual orientation because o...
The FDA is now pushing to ban the highly beneficial plant kratom, which is curing opioid addiction. If we look deeper, we can see why they want it illegal.
A Texas sheriff considering a run for Congress caused a social media firestorm on Wednesday after he threatened charges against the driver of a truck with a big anti-Trump sticker.
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(Child Abuse Recovery) : European royals killing naked children for fun at human hunting parties :
This is one in a series of articles taken from eyewitness testimony before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels.
Five international judges are examining evidence of child rape, torture, murder and kidnapping allegedly done by global elite members of the Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network.
Regular Ninth Circle child sacrifices were said to take place in the catacombs of Catholic Cathedrals, the Vatican, on private estates and groves and government military bases in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, Ireland, France, England and the US.
At least 34 child mass grave sites were identified in Ireland, Spain and Canada and refused excavation by the respective governments, Crown of England and Catholic Church. Named as present in Ninth Circle activities were Pope Francis, former Pope Ratzinger;Anglican, United Church of Canada and Catholic Church officials including Cardinals; members of European royalty including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip; officials of the Canadian, Australian, UK and US military and governments including the USAs CIA, plus prominent government ministers, judges, politicians and businessmen from the US, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland and the UK.
The pharma drug cartel has become not just a total joke to medicine and science, but increasingly a threat to the health and safety of the American people. In the latest medical hoax to generate profit from the mass medication of nearly everyone, the American Heart Association a quack medicine front group for the pharmaceutical industry announced a new definition of high blood pressure that means half of U.S. adults suddenly have a disease requiring treatment with high-profit pharmaceuticals.
This total quackery of disease definition creep is one of the favorite ploys of the profit-driven drug cartels in the United States. (Its called Disease Mongering.) A few years ago, high cholesterol was redefined as part of a tactic to boost statin drug sales (which now generate billions in revenue each year). Suddenly, doctors all across the country were prescribing statin drugs to patients who, just a week earlier, had no disease at all. But thanks to the AHAs collusion with the drug industry to artificially lower the acceptable level of cholesterol in the body, tens of millions of Americans were spontaneously diagnosed with high cholesterol.
Overmedication of the population, you see, has become Big Pharmas primary business model. And to achieve higher sales, the drug companies have to convince more and more people that theyre sick (even when theres nothing wrong with them at all).
Drug companies, you see, are no longer in the business of merely treating truly sick people, but rather moving the goal posts of disease to ensure more and more otherwise healthy people qualify for drug treatment. The AHA, of course, goes right along with this scam.
Its all explained in this CBS News opening paragraph which accidentally spills the beans on this prescription drug scam:
New guidelines lower the threshold for, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
Notice that CBS News goes right along with the quackery, stating that high blood pressure now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. But last week, no such plague existed at all. So what changed overnight? The definition of high blood pressure, of course. Suddenly, its a plague, according to CBS News (which of course takes money from Big Pharma).
What you are witnessing in all this is a massive medical hoax being perpetrated on the American people by a legal drug cartel involving the AHA, drug companies, pharma-funded mainstream...
Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Counterterrorism Division released a 12-page law enforcement sensitive report entitled, Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement. Fresh on the heels of what many in the nation called a terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va. the report leaks to the public and causes panic in the black 
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While some men know their way around a jewelry store, others feel anything but at home. You can help by selecting a few pieces of jewelry that your man is sure to enjoy. If you are hesitating to make decisions like this, consider how you could be doing him a great favor. here are a 
This weekend, Im headed to the inaugural Data for Black Lives conference at MITs Media Lab for three days of focused discussion about how data science can create concrete, measurable change in the lives of black people and marginalized communities. On the agenda for the conference are conversations about datas role in the use of force by police, political power, and public health, as well as how well people of color are represented within the field of data science.
Im looking forward to discussing all of these issues, with a particula...
In today's edition, you can become a citizen cosponsor of the HONEST Ads Act, WikiLeaks might cause more trouble for the extended Trump family, Colorado Springs is looking for feedback on its open data policy, journalism is risky in Thailand, and more.
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.
The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.
By Matt Agorist In a testament to how the US government views its military service men and women, for decades, troops were used as experimental...
By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani interviews author and staff writer for Activist Post Brandon Turbeville about his recent trip to Syria to...
By Brandon Turbeville After continually launching airstrikes inside Syrian territory against Hezbollah and the Syrian military in favor of Western-backed terrorists, Israel is threatening to...
By Activist Post Story artist for film and television, Lubomir Arsov, has just released his most recent creation titled In Shadow. It is a 13-minute...
By Aaron Mackey and Sophia Cope A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitutions protections for anonymous speakersand simultaneously...
By Grant Smith But crusaders backed by foreign interests shape policy. On November 3, professor John Mearsheimer made a short and stunning presentation at U.S....
By Michael Maharrey The Texas Bullion Depository took a step closer becoming operational earlier this month when officials announced the location of the new facility....
By Shaun Bradley As the transition towards a blockchain-based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to...
By Brandon Turbeville Shortly after the Saudi crackdown began and was followed up by the resignation of Lebanese president Saad Hariri, it was noted by...
By Aaron Kesel U.S. President Donald Trump contradicted the Pentagon which has claimed the only way to secure North Korea is through a ground invasion....
By Brandon Turbeville Over the past few days, a series of events have occurred which rocked the geopolitical scene and have affected a number of countries specifically...
By Matt Agorist In what can be referred to as a smoking gun, on Tuesday, Israeli News Channel 10 published a leaked diplomatic cable confirming...
By Derrick Broze Civil liberties advocates are worried about the fate of an American citizen accused of fighting for ISIS in Syria who has been...
By Jon Rappoport Devin Kelley, the Texas church shooter, was convicted of crimes by a military court in 2012. Mainstream press outlets are reporting this...
By Truthstream Media Aaron and Melissa Dykes explain what is happening behind the scenes while the media obsessed about more alleged mass shootings. You ready...
By Catherine J. Frompovich How do you think consumers, taxpayers, local governance and enforcement agencies would react if a federal or state law were passed...
By Aaron Kesel Windsor Charter Academy in Colorado is under fire by parents of students for its decision to install cameras in its high school...
By Charles Hugh Smith If the ownership of bitcoin is as concentrated as some estimate, then the liquidity issue distills down to the actions of...
By Jay Syrmopoulos For decades after a French village was struck by mass insanity and hallucinations in 1951, it was widely believed that a local...
By Aaron Kesel What is the probability that a helicopter crashes carrying Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, after the arrest of several other high-ranking officials of...
By Matt Agorist Porterville, CA The State knows no empathy, logic, or reason and will enforce its most asinine decreeseven if it means targeting...
By Justin Gardner I would look outside my window just scared to death I would see a police officer and CPS here to take my...
By Isaac Davis By many economic indicators, the world is seeing an unprecedented boom right now. While this may seem like great news in generalized...
By Aaron Kesel In a move straight out of Minority Report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to develop advanced facial recognition technology...
By Brandon Turbeville It has long been known that Israel is acting in direct support of terrorists in Syria by virtue of routine aerial assaults,...
By Brandon Turbeville In the same week an NSA secret document was released which revealed that the terrorists in Syria were directly under the command...
By Chris Kanthan Geopolitics becomes a lot easier if we can discern repeating patterns. For example, the common thread through the crises in Ukraine, Libya...
By Isaac Davis Now officially a national federal emergency, the opioid crisis is gutting America. The roots of this complex issue lie in supply, not...
By Rachel Blevins One month after the Las Vegas shooting, there are a number of remaining questions about what led up to the massacre and...
By Aaron Kesel John Kapoor, 74, board chairman of Akorn Pharmaceuticals and CEO of Insys Therapeutics Inc. and several others have been indicted and charged with...
By Derrick Broze An endangered indigenous community has reiterated their willingness to die while defending the Brazilian Amazon rainforest against mining operations. Several new reports...
By Activist Post The Rutherford Institute has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to prohibit police from using license plate readers as mass surveillance tools to...
By Rachel Blevins A critical piece of information has emerged in the case of a terrorist attack that killed eight people in New York City...
By Aaron Kesel Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) urged fighting crackpot conspiracy theories during a speech on Monday night despite for years being one of those people who...
By Matt Agorist Tuesday afternoon, a suspect, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, according to two law enforcement sources, rented a pickup truck, drove it onto a...
By Charles Hugh Smith Imagine Harvey Weinstein wielding a top secret stamp to block any exposure of the uncomfortable truth and you have the FBI,...
By Aaron Kesel Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Department of Justice may crack down on people who grow and sell marijuana, even in...
By Catherine J. Frompovich Big Pharma ostensibly is having its sails trimmeda little too late, but its about time! The recent opioid scandal; perennial prescription...
By MassPrivateI Last week, COBAN Technologies (CT) and Digital Barriers (DB) announced that they are working together to install facial biometrics in police dash cams. Coban Technologies Inc.,...
By Jay Syrmopoulos In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal there has been renewed media attention being given to the numerous reports...
By Catherine J. Frompovich Currently, theres a great deal of rightful speculation and scientific concern about the push for 5G wireless, including the unbelievable number...
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