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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema or Republican Martha McSally? Voters still don't know the outcome of a key U.S. Senate race.
Its an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.
The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.
My daughters cat, Midnight, was declawed not by us, we adopted him from a shelter and its a terrible practice, barbaric and cruel. Poor old beast, first that indignity, and now he has to share his humans affections with a brand new baby.
But heres one bit of good news, too late for Midnight: New Jersey is banning the declawing of cats. One state down, 49 more to go.
when discussing physician suicide, we ignore the elephant in the room: capitalism. We are unable to recognize how the exploitation and alienation of physicians is integrally connected to this dominant economic system, but nothing could be more poignant, given in the state of the world today.
(MEMO) The head of investigations at Turkeys Sabah newspaper, Nazif Karaman said audio recordings obtained from inside the Saudi consulate reveal that journalist Jamal Khashoggi suffocated to death after a plastic bag was placed on his head, Al Jazeera TV reported. Im suffocating Take this bag off my head, Im claustrophobic, Khashoggi is said to have pleaded with his 
The recent midterm elections offered an opportunity for Americas moneyed elites to spend their ridiculous wealth on a catalog of their favorite causes and candidates. We are locked in a vicious cycle, where billionaires continue to amass wealth due to policies their influence has bought, which in turn enrich them with even more resources with which to shift the American polity in their favor. Part of the problem is that billionaires control over our democracy is largely invisible. As a recent study by The Guardian showed, high-profile wealthy elites like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates are anomalies. To that point, [M]ost of the wealthiest US billionaires have made substantial financial contributions...
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal. According to government procurement data, the DEA has paid a Houston, Texas company called Cowboy Streetlight Concealments LLC roughly $22,000 since June 2018 for video recording and reproducing equipment. ICE paid out about $28,000 to Cowboy Streetlight Concealments over the same period of time. Its unclear where the DEA and ICE streetlight cameras have been installed, or where the next deployments will take place. ICE offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio have provided funding for recent acquisitions from Cowboy Streetlight Concealments...
Why does the American media suck? Heres a hint in an article that is discussing how the press should respond to the farce that the White House press briefings have become. The author is against a walkout or boycott or whatever the media is calling the imaginary response that wont happen anyway.
The White House is a lousy source of information about itself, but it is also the best available source.
Wait, what? Its probably the worst available source the White House is not going to fess up to any perfidy. Theyre going to tell you a bunch of lies and cover up any problems. Unless your story is Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied again today, the real story, the facts of what is going on, are buried underneath whatever message theyre peddling in the briefings. In stuff like this:
The real story of Trumpism is probably found not in the White House or even in Washington but in Ohio, in Texas, along the Mexican border, in refugee camps the world over, in Afghanistan, in Yemen, and in the Palestinian territories.
Yes. And also in Washington, in the actions the principal actors there take. Not in what they say theyre doing, but what theyre actually doing. The press briefings have become tools of disinformation, where they say whats happening, and can trust the lackeys of the media to happily echo their story, because digging into the actual facts of what theyre doing is hard work.
But the story of how the Administration functions must still be observed up close. Walking away would give this White House exactly what it wants: less contact with the media, less visibility, ever less transparency and accountability. Walking away would feel good, but it would ultimately be a loss. Would the loss in information be greater than the gain in solidarity? Thats a hard question, but my guess is that the answer is yes.
This is nuts. What Trump wants is more attention. But he also wants to control what the media says about him, and that is what these official White House press briefings are for.
And what information would we lose? Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied again today is basically only one bit of information.
The Trump Administration has the media in a vise. On the one hand, most of what comes out of White House mouths is poison to the public conversation: because its a lie, or an expression of hate, or both. Simply reporting Trumps lies and incendiary comments, however critically, serves to entrench his world view as a part of our shared reality. At the same time, he is the President. His Twitter pronouncements find a sympathetic audience among tens of millions of Ameri...
Toward the end of September, Ramon Antonio Monreal Rodriguez obtained $650,000 worth of cocaine from smugglers along the Arizona border. The 32-year-old Tucsonian made two exchanges of drugs and money over the course of two nights, and ensured 41 kilos of coke got into the US from Mexico without any problems. Monreal and the traffickers met up at a prearranged spot in a patch of desert near the San Gabriel Gate. Monreal knew the area well. After all, he had been working in the vicinity since he joined the US Border Patrol a decade earlier. The FBI, which had Monreal under surveillance, arrested him on Sept. 25; Monreal resigned from his role as an agent later that day.
Facebook is actively engaging in the removal of pages who dare to hold police accountable for their actions, a damning precedent, indeed.
Activists claim the official was not initially forthcoming. They say they noticed a man arriving in a hurried fashion in a white jeep. The man got out of his vehicle and then took photos of the protest caravans. He then tried to leave very quickly. When activists approached him, he identified himself as an official from the Fermanagh and Omagh District Councils planning office. Activists told The Canary the official said he was taking photos to build a file on the camp. The official informed them, they said, that the landowner might have to remove the camp, as they dont have planning permission for the two caravans on site. When they asked why the council took nine months to approach them, the official reportedly said it had only recently found out about it through social media.
Russia and Venezuela are among the countries the EU, including Great Britain, has imposed sanctions on. Both nations have been targets of Londons vigorous attacks, being blamed for numerous nefarious things they have allegedly done. The UK insists that everyone play by the rules. Meanwhile, London is making mockery of commonly accepted norms in the international relations. The government of Venezuela is seeking to eventually repatriate at least 14 tons of gold held at the Bank of England (BOE). It has recently asked to release the gold bars worth about 420 million or $550 million. This is the right and timely move as the new round of punitive measures recently imposed on Caracas by Washington showed.
November 07, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - A just-released Midterm Elections Scoreboard shows that Israel partisans have dominated Congress over the past 10 years, despite the preference of American voters, who consistently wish evenhanded policies and feel the U.S. gives Israel too much money. The detailed scoreboard on candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives* shows that 28 pro-Israel PACs and numerous pro-Israel individuals have given candidates millions of dollars in campaign contributions. There are currently no pro-Palestine PACs (although one of the pro-Israel PACs supports some Palestinian positions). The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel, some openly drafted by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
HBCU scandals dont die, they multiply like vultures stalking a starving child. Black misleaders prey on Black students and faculty for their own advancement. Pretending they represent autonomous Black institutions, independent values, and cooperative development, they are, on the contrary, an embarrassment in how they wield respectability politics to discipline Black youth for purported future success. These college leaders openly preside over bankrupt educational standards, sexual impropriety, theft of students financial aid, repression and misdirection of student activists in pursuit of personal wealth. The heat is on.
In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in Americas post-2001 wars in a three-part Intrepid Report series I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people. I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates of the numbers of combatants and civilians killed were likely to be only one fifth to one twentieth of the true numbers of people killed in U.S. war zones. Now one of the NGOs responsible for understating war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it was underestimating them by at least five to one, as I suggested in my report. One of the sources I examined for my report was a U.K.-based NGO named ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project), which has compiled counts of war deaths in Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Clinton set to re-brand herself and take on Trump again, according to former advisor.
The fight to restore net neutrality is heating up in the wake of the midterm elections. Every Democrat in the House of Representatives who supports reversing the Trump administrations decision to repeal popular net neutrality rules has held on to their seat. House Democrats also secured a majority in the lower chamber, setting the stage for a potential showdown between Congress, the White House and the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over how the government should regulate powerful internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Cox and Comcast. Democratic state attorneys general, who have been united in challenging the Trump administrations effort to end net neutrality in federal court, now hold a majority of state seats nationwide.
Vine Deloria, Jr., the Native author, theologian, historian, and activist, was a star of his time.
Though an estimated 113 million US citizens got to vote in the midterms, thousands more were left out unable to vote or even register because of laws that consider them mentally incapable of doing so.
These state laws affect the thousands of adults in the US under guardianships people who, because of a disability, have been determined legally to be incapable of performing necessary daily tasks for themselves, and therefore are in need of a guardian to help them.
The status of their right to vote much as for convicted felons is determined by the state they live in. However, unlike the widely publicized disenfranchisement of felons, many people are unaware of the problems facing those under guardianship.
This is an issue that, for the large part, I think, flies under the radar if you are not working on it, Michelle Bishop, voting rights specialist for the National Disability Rights network, told WhoWhatWhy. Its not being talked about. The average American doesnt know this type of thing happens, that you can have your right to vote denied based on having a disability.
People can be placed under guardianship, or conservatorship, as it is known in some states, or interdictions, the equivalent in Louisiana, for a surprisingly wide range of reasons. The umbrella covers everything from mental illnesses, like severe schizophrenia, to cognitive disabilities like Down Syndrome, and even physical disabilities, such as a lack of motor function in their limbs that prevent individuals from going about their daily lives without assistance.
There is no legal distinction between a guardianship for someone with a mental disability and one for someone with physical disabilities. If the law in a particular state prevents people under guardianship from voting, the ward cant vote. If the probate judge overseeing the guardianship hearing finds that the person isnt competent regardless of the judges reason for making that call the ward cant vote.
In many states, those who are placed under guardianship are deemed to fit the legal definition of either mentally incapacitated or mentally incompetent.
Mental incompetence and mental incapacitation are legal terms, but they are not defined uniformly throughout the United States. Nevertheless...
There is something even honorable in the loyalty they each show, one to her family and the other to the military. Still, both would be well advised to avoid saying they will 'never forgive.'
The idea that Europe needs an army to defend itself against the United States demonstrates a hitherto unknown level of hostility by an allied leader.
A number of very good young men stepped up without a thought for their own well-being to protect and usher others to safety during the shooting at Thousand Oaks, California.
Matt Yglesias's tweet saying he can't sympathize with Tucker Carlson's wife hiding from a mob outside her home was obviously wrong-minded and dangerous.
When language such as 'postmodern ideology,' 'intersectionality,' and 'radical feminism' are being deployed in a very conservative wing of a denomination like the Southern Baptist Convention, well, those are fighting words.
According to her lawyers, Christine Blasey Ford is still unable to resume her teaching responsibilities at Palo Alto University, and her family cannot safely return to their home.
Voters in Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia chose the un-flashy Republicans over the celebrity-backed Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterms.
How else can we fully integrate felons who have served their time back into our society? We can do better than just giving them the right to vote.
Moderates assumed that replacing Obamacare meant Republican lawmakers had embraced the mantra of universal health coverage, and would maintain most of the benefits.
Expressways, neon lights, and concrete slabs might have a thing or two in common with our rising digital wasteland, littered with ads and pointless content.
Tribal members are doing the dirty work and not being compensated, rewarded or acknowledged.
Pairing old-school defense with attention to real-life problems gets people out of jail.
11/10/2018 / By JD Heyes
Last week when he was still at the Fox News studios in Washington, D.C., preparing for his nightly program, Tucker Carlson began getting frantic text messages on his cellphone.
It seemed that something was terribly wrong at his home: A group of people were gathering there and shouting obscenities and other things as his wife and children retreated in fear inside the house.
It turns out that the group of people were more Antifa thugs and had gathered at the conservative hosts place of residence to violently intimidate him and his family simply because he has a political perspective that differs from theirs.
Its important to point out that these thugs did not show up at Carlsons home to protest. During their initial assault, some Antifa terrorists banged and beat on his front door so hard that it cracked, as others spoke openly of bringing a pipe bomb the next time they came.
I called my wife, Carlson told The Washington Post. She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.
He went on to say that his wife believed she was about to be victimized by home invaders, so she locked herself in the pantry and called 911. Tucker and his wife have four kids, but fortunately none of them were home at the time, the Post said.
The paper then reported:
But it wasnt a hom...
There are several key ways that Western powers could and should support the people of Iran, while exerting well-deserved pressure on the ruling regime.
Steve Quayle was the featured guest on the CSS. He provided the audience with the most lucid account of what is currently transpiring and where everything is going.
Two days before French President Macron called for a European Army to be formed to resist China, Russia and the United States, Steve predicted that when Russia and China jointly attacked the United States they will be joined by France and Germany.
Steve also breaks down the coming conflict at the border and how it will quickly spread all across the country.
True to form Steve Quayle reminds that we will be involved in a civil war at the same time when were are going to be attacked. We are also opposed by demonic entities and their very strange little creatures. We are literally entering a form of hell on earth.
This is a must listen interview as Steve Quayle was at his very best!
She will not let two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.
Acosta and his employer filed a lawsuit and are expecting a court hearing in the upcoming week.
The group advertised that it is seeking supporters who are either in Florida or who can travel there.
This couldnt be any more ironic!
A decade ago, I sat down and wrote a series of blog posts, inaugurating a space that would eventually grow into the worldwide phenomenon known as Strong Towns. Much has happened in the intervening yearsso much since I was that lone voice in the wildernessbut one thing has remained constant: its our audience that turns these ideas into a movement.
This week is our fall member drive. Were sitting at just under 2,500 members, an astounding number by historical comparison, but relatively small compared to the 1.3 million unique people weve reached over the past year. Its always a small handful of people that change the world. Today, let yourself become one of them.Become a member of Strong Towns!
(Natural News) Theres no question that eating meat is highly beneficial: Meats like beef and chicken are a complete source of protein and deliver a good amount of iron and vitamin B12. Unfortunately, meat can also become detrimental to your health. When damaged by heat or oxygen, the...
(Natural News) Researchers from different parts of the world are setting their sights on moringa (Moringa oleifera), a plant native to India and widely cultivated in different parts of Asia, and its potential health benefits, with many being focused on its antidiabetic effects. To describe diabetes as widespread is a gross understatement. The World Health Organization
Valley of the Heart, which opened this week and runs through Dec. 9 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, is the story of two immigrant families and the ill treatment the Japanese received during World War II. Created by Luis Valdez (Zoot Suit), his new stage production tackles immigrant history in Californias rich 
To bring power and joy to politics. People instead of PACs. Communities instead of corporations. Polls and consultants left to the wind and hopefully to the past. To have the confidence to move with the courage of our convictions. To open our hearts to one another. To not allow our differences of party, of geography, of race or anything else to divide us. To not know how it would end but to know that we had to give it our best
How could the voices of reason, logic, truth, conciliation and long range historical perspective be ignored and even totally drowned out in a state with 28 million people? How could a supposed majority of voters in Texas be swayed by mere talk of guns and taxes, even those who bought into the idiotic rhetoric that a vote for Beto's opponent was a vote against abortion, and all of those dangerous Mexican rapists & drug dealers?
On November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Stacy Bannerman of Military Family Speaks Out and author of "911 Homefront: How Families of Veterans are Wounded by War" attended the Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia, PA to return her Freedom Medal. Former Vice President Joe Biden was giving the Liberty Medal to George W. and Laura Bush for their commitment to veterans. Former President Bush gave the Freedom Medal to Stacy Bannerman. Hear her compelling testimony on why she is giving it back to him.
More than a decade before the New Deal, a wildcat strike wave during WWI brought about extensive concessions including right to organize, mandatory arbitration for employers, higher wages, and shorter work weeks. As we approach the anniversary of the end of WWI the history of this little-known period of class conflict has many critical lessons for us today. Above all, the lesson is that class conflict drives reform not the other way around as is commonly argued.
The New York Times tells a story about law enforcement failing and struggling to deal with white supremacy. The elephant in the room, unmentioned by reporter Janet Reitman or any of the sources she chose to cite, is that U.S. law enforcement doesnt do enough about violent racists because as an institution, U.S. law enforcement is violently racist and contains explicit white supremacists in its ranks.
Trumps bizarre vendetta against Sessions has apparently disguised for some the fact that the president couldnt have asked for a more loyal underling than Sessions, his recusal aside. One need only do a quick survey of Sessions handiwork over the last two years to see why. In other words, Sessions continued occupancy of the attorney generals office was vastly more detrimental to democracy and the rule of law than the closing of Muellers investigation ever could be. No one should be nostalgic for his tenure.
The Domestic Operational Law (DOPLAW) Handbook for judge advocates is a product of the Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO). The content is derived from statutes, Executive Orders and Directives, national policy, DoD Directives and Instructions, joint publications, service regulations, field manuals, as well as lessons learned by judge advocates and other practitioners throughout Federal and State government. This edition includes substantial revisions. It incorporates new guidance set forth in Department of Defense Directive 3025.18 (Defense Support of Civil Authorities), Department of Defense Instruction 3025.21 (Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies), numerous new National Planning Framework documents, and many other recently updated publications. It provides amplifying information on wildfire response, emergency mutual assistance compacts, the role of the National Guard and Army units in domestic response, and provides valuable lessons learned from major disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The Handbook is designed to serve as a working reference and training tool for judge advocates; however, it is not a substitute for independent research. With the exception of footnoted doctrinal material, the information contained in this Handbook is not doctrine. Judge advocates advising in this area of the law should monitor developments in domestic operations closely as the landscape continues to evolve. Further, the information and examples provided in this Handbook are advisory only. The term State is frequently used throughout this Handbook, and collectively refers to the 50 States, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The same is often referred to as the 54 States and territories. Finally, the content and opinions expressed in this Handbook do not represent the official position of the U.S. Army or the other services, the National Guard Bureau, the Office of The Judge Advocate General, The Judge Advocate Generals Legal Center and School, or any other government agency.
A Dual Status Commander maintains a commission in both a Title 10 and Title 32 capacity which helps to unify the effort of the Federal and National Guard personnel involved in the response to a major disaster or emergency. The National Defense Authorization Act for 201261 stated that when Federal forces and the National Guard are employed simultaneously in support of civil authorities,appointment of a Dual Status Commander should be the usual and customary command and control arrangement. This includes Stafford Act major disaster and emergency response missions. The use of Dual Status Commanders is becoming more common for incident response, and they have been used for planned and special events since 2004. Dual Status Commanders receive orders from both the State and Federal chains of command, and thus serve as a vital link between the two. Dual Status Commanders can be ap...
Around here, the big news is that everything is on fire!
Well, the fire is a bit too far away for me to personally to be in danger. Nonetheless, its impossible to ignore. See, the air quality took a sharp downturn. You can smell it in the air, see it in the sky, and people roam the streets with N95 masks. Businesses are all proceeding as usual, but personally, as an asthmatic, Ive been trying to avoid going outside. My partner and I decamped from our bedroom because something about the ventilation is allowing dust particles into that room.
I dont know what to say. People died, and cities were burnt to the ground. Not much entertainment to squeeze out of that, except maybe a few sad puns about Paradise lost.
Oh I know, we could look at what horrible thing Trump has said. Maybe that will brighten things up.
So on Twitter, Trump blamed the mismanagement of forests, and vaguely threatened to withhold federal emergency funds.
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
PZ made it out like it was a non-story, because Trump is always being an asshole. But I was left wondering, perhaps theres a grain of truth in what Trump says.
See, 60% of California forests are managed by the federal government (and one third is under private control). So is Trump admitting that his own administration is responsible for everything being on fire?
Its not that much of a stretch. In the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, Republicans cut funding for the US Forest Service by 118 million dollars. The USFS has a total budget of about 5 billion, for reference, so its a small fraction, but not nothing. Arguably, the budget for USFS should have gone up, given the growing risk of wildfires from climate change and drought.
On the other hand, it should be mentioned that wildfires arent just a forest thing. They burn through brush too. And whole cities.
Broward County election head gets Loomered!
The smoke released by the California wildfires are toxic And for people relaxing on the beach in Santa Monica, it is like if they were watching a volcanic eruption.
Above Photo: It looks like a volcano erupting in Santa Monica, California? via InstagramThis plume of ash and gases is from a dangerous wildfire burning everything on its path. via Instagram
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If the US were actually serious about peace and humanitarian aid for Yemen, the US could exercise leadership in the UN Security Council to force a peace process. The US could unilaterally take immediate and forceful actions to stop the war. US policy in Yemen continues to be based on profound lies with no moral justification.
The Pennsylvania grand-jury report in August 2018 about priest-sex-abuse and cover-up by certain American Catholic bishops prompted Garry Wills, himself a practicing Catholic, to diagnose the problem of the bishops and priest-perpetrators as stemming from the church's debatable teachings about sex and sex-related issues -- which he refers to collectively as The Big Crazy. But the bishops are now scheduled to meet in Baltimore.
In the ninety-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Izvestia, and Pravda. He examines the implications of the strengthening of economic and military cooperation between Russia and Cuba. Professor Kovacevic also looks into the reasons why the Paris summit between 
Google in the old Stasi building would say that fits! says civil rights activist.
Broward County election head violated Constitution, according to judge.
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I normally do not watch commercial TV but for the past six
weeks, I have been watching season 3 of The Good Place on
NBC rather than waiting for about a year to watch all the episodes
commercial-free on Netflix. As expected I have found the
commercials to be annoying though I understand the business model
that requires TV networks to use them to pay for the programming. I
just wish the commercial breaks were not so frequent. Maybe fewer
but longer breaks, say one at the beginning of a half-hour episode,
one in the middle, and one at the end.
Some of the ads are quite good actually when you see them for the first time but they quickly lose their novelty and become tiresome because sometimes they are repeated within the same half-hour time span. I also notice that later I often remember some features of the ad but rarely remember the product they are selling. I am not sure if this is a failing of the ad or just reflects the fact that I am not the target demographic that consists of younger viewers.
The ads that I really enjoy are the ones for various drugs. They are required by law to list possible side effects and it is hilarious to watch the people in the ads having a good time while the voiceover says that taking the drug could cause them to go blind, lose the functioning of major organs, and raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
But the worst part of the ads is how the volume of sound suddenly increases when you switch from the program to the ads. Presumably the advertisers do this to catch your attention but I dont see the point since you were watching anyway. Are they hoping that you will still hear the ad as you quickly pop over to the kitchen to get a snack or what? I recall reading some time ago that congress or the FCC was thinking of passing regulations prohibiting this practice but clearly nothing has happened.
I also came across this article about a Vietnamese private airline that uses bikini-clad flight attendants in its ads.
Having attractive, scantily-clad women pose next to a product like cars has long been an advertising staple. But in this case, apparently some flights actually have flight attendants wearing bikinis. I am not sure why anyone would choose to make a major purchase like a car or pick an airline because of such ads. When I think about flying somewhere and choosing an airline to do it, pretty much the last thing on my mind is what the attendants are wearing.
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the...
By Andrew Moran The eurozone could not borrow from the momentum of the U.S. economy in the third quarter as economic growth slumped to a...
By B.N. Frank If the general public doesnt understand science and technology, then who is making all of the decisions about science and technology that...
Left wants to dissolve America into borderless communist dystopia.
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/10/18). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth 
Just as Serbia set events in chain then, so too could Iran today. Trump and Pompeo have spoken of crushing Iran. But Russia and China don't want Iran to be erased. Neither do Syria (pro-Iran) or Iraq, which even Trump gave a waiver because trade with Iran is crucial to its future.
White Helmets terrorist factions, supported directly by the US and its allies including Canada, are currently operating missile detection systems in Idlib, Syria.
We see them out there, all summer and fall, the men and women who build and resurface roads. This poem is a tribute to them.
One hundred years ago today, an armistice was signed to end the War to End All Wars. Unaware, the troops went right on killing, raping, and plundering. But the Great War led to an up-wising, as people the world over figured out that they had been snookered into a murderous, devastating, tragic and pointless world war. In 1928, the US led the world in outlawing all future war, with the Kellogg-Briand Pact. This treaty remain
The crimes against humanity committed by Saudi Arabia are piling up but this country is not facing any sanctions or embargoes. It has to be stopped.
Abrams trying to force Georgia run-off despite mathematical impossibility of win.
Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson pushing for illegals to vote in U.S. election.
Josh Shapiro is proving himself far more dangerous than Gab. It is he who should be investigated -- and hopefully shut down.
Republican attacks on the counting of provisional and absentee ballots are just an attack on the right to vote. Provisional ballots are the last line of defense against Republican-sponsored voter suppression efforts, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff.
What is more sick about U.S. society? 1) It's totally 100% acceptable to make cruel stupid jokes about people's appearance. 2) There's an exception. You shouldn't do it if the thing you're making fun of relates to their participation in mass murder.
In a recent pre-recorded interview on the CSS, Steve Quayle stated: When Russia and China invade the United States, France and Germany will be joining them! And just like Steve had a crystal ball, two days later, French President Macron, in effect declared war on the United States. (Editors Note: Steves interview with Dave will air Sunday evening) and will be available I-Tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Youtube and later this week on the CSS. The show will air live on the Global Star Radio Network beginning at 8pm Eastern).
President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia, Trump tweeted Friday....
GOP Rep.-elect delivers powerful message about veterans.
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(Natural News) A new study declares air pollution to be the top cause of death in Africa, with air-pollution-related health conditions killing more people than either AIDS or malaria. The study revealed that as a whole, air pollution cau...
Dan Crenshaw appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' to bury the hatchet with Pete Davidson and executed a brilliant troll.
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British performance artist Robert Newman delves deep into the world wars and real politik, with this brilliant and creative journey through Newmans unique theatre of the mind chronicling the exploits of the Anglo-American Empire over the last hundred years with oil as the central protagonist. In it, he questions the supposed liberal media propensity to side-skirt important issues, in a Festen-style conspiracy of silence administered by groupthink and ruled the corporations who own media and politicians. Definitely a thought-provoking one man performance. Watch:
Run time: 45 min
Director: Sean Grundy
Written by: Rob Newman
Location : Hoxton Hall Theatre, London
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As far as the disrespect Trump showed to the American war dead at Aisne-Marne by canceling his visit due to rainy weather, Lord Soames, the grandson of Winston Churchill, who previously called Trump a "daft twerp," tweeted: "They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate Donald Trump couldn't even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen."
These are my recollections of a life behind the iron curtain. I do not aim to give perfect and objective evaluation of anything, but to share my personal experiences and memories. It will explain why I just cannot get misty eyed over some ideas on the political left and why I loathe many ideas on the right.
Last time I visited this theme I mentioned the logic that was presented to us in order to argue that means of production in our socialist country do belong to the people. What was never mentioned, and what took a really long time to me to realize, is the fact that even in capitalism is a lot of people who do indeed own the means of production. I do not mean the corporate overlords, the robber barons of modern era, but people who actually really work.
For example lets say that I either decide that I do not wish to be a corporate drone anymore, or my supervisor finally decides that my expertise is not enough for him to put up with my quirks (like honestly and without beating around the bush telling him when his department designs crap, or being rather cranky when I miss a meal). My backup plan in such a case is to try to make custom knives for sale.
It is possible to make living that way, others have managed it
so why not me? However should it come to that, there are three
1) I flop and after a time of trying to establish myself on the market I will have no other option than to get employed again.
2) I will get a foothold on the market big enough to live by for reasonable time, perhaps even until retirement.
3) I will get a good foothold on the market to the point that I will not be able to satisfy the demand for Charly made knives on my own, so after a while I might need to employ for example part-time employees to help with some lower-skill jobs whilst I myself would concentrate on the high-skill jobs. Like the Finnish knife-maker about whom I posted a video a few weeks ago.
This example shows the transition between a small-scale producer and a big scale producer. In scenario 2 there is no ambiguity whatsoever the person who uses the means of production owns them. In the scenario 3 it gets a bit murky the owner of the means still does work rather a lot, but their employees do not own the means of production at all. And really, would it be fair in such a case for me to give them a portion of my shop in addition to the wages? I do not think it would.
However of course then there is the american dream, where one makes it through the stage 3 to stage 4, where one does only the employing, and not the actual working. I personally would never wish for that, but there are people who do. And then there is the stage 5, where one does not have a hand in making anything ever but simply inherits the company, or buys it wholesale.
Like so many other things in life, this is not black-white, there is actually a nearly continuous spectrum of options....
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In case you havent seen the real news today, the left-wing mobs are now activated and working to terrorize conservative journalists:
Antifa Cracked Tucker Carlsons Front Door, Spoke Of Using Pipe Bombs; Wife Feared Home Invasion InformationLiberation.com
Tucker Carlsons wife was at their DC home Wednesday night when an unhinged leftist mob suddenly tried to smash their door down before screaming we know where you sleep at night!
Carlsons front door was reportedly cracked and the mob spoke of wanting to bring a pipe bomb to Tucker Carlsons house.
From The Washington Post:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
There was some sort of commotion happening outside his home in Northwest D.C.
I called my wife, Carlson told The Washington Post in a phone interview. She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.
His wife, thinking it was a home invasion, locked herself in the pantry and called 911, Carlson said. The couple have four children, but none were home at the time.
But it wasnt a home invasion. It was a protest.
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This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE with host Patrick Henningsen bringing you all the top stories from the US, Europe and internationally. This week were joined in-studio by UK Column editor Mike Robinson, for a critical look at Remembrance Day, what it really means and why the western Establishment are so keen to ramp-up talk of world war again in the 21st century. Well also talk briefly about the amazing independent documentary film, War School. In the first hour were joined by special guest, author Alex Krainer, to discuss his new book already banned by Amazon, Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Actand Anti-Russian Sanctions, where he exposes one of the biggest geopolitical deceptions in modern history, focusing on the dubious activities of the Wests anti-Russian poster boy, Bill Browder, wanted in Russia for his links to monumental financial scam, and how Browder has been able to lobby the U.S. Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012 which needlessly damaged the relations between the U.S. and Russia. After than well talk with perfor...
It looks like Fargo out there, everything coated in white with a stiff breeze and sub-zero temps, so Im going nowhere today. Instead, Ill sit in my office and invite the world to come tell me thrilling storiesnoon central time, right here:
If youre interested in being on your webcam with me, drop me a line, maybe Ill send you a linky.
You accuse one skeptic of rape, and next thing you know youre the guy wholl accuse anyone of rape. I get mentioned in this article about Tchiya Amet, the woman who is saying Neil Tyson raped her. She sounds credible. I can believe something happened. She definitely experienced some trauma around that time that led to her dropping out of grad school. She definitely believes she was the victim of a non-consensual sexual assault by Tyson. But
I expect a little bit of corroborating evidence. Unfortunately, there isnt any. A friend who testifies to her distress at the time, signs of a pattern of abuse by Tyson to others, anything. Theres nothing. Apparently, a news organization (Buzzfeed, maybe?) tried to investigate, but hit a wall where there was a complete absence of any indications that hed been a predatory dudebro back in the day. That was where I was stuck, too. I dont have any investigatory ability, and all I had was this one persons words.
She doesnt help her case with her willingness to invent patterns where there are none. She confronted him at a talk; she interprets him talking about black holes in an astronomy talk before the Q&A as some sleazy reference to having sex with her, even before she asks a question. When she gets to the microphone, shes wearing a feathered headdress and Indian warpaint, and she raises a foot-long ankh before saying,
Today is national sexual assault awareness day, during national sexual assault awareness month, and Im here because when I was a grad student at UT Austin in 1984, you raped me. Im here to speak for all the people youve raped, assaulted, molested, violated, denigratedand all the pain and suffering youve inflicted on them, and their parents and families and their children, including myself.
The presentation does not inspire confidence. When she says, all the people, Id like her to name names to an investigator, because if its true that he perpetrated all these crimes, thered be more evidence than a lone woman in an Indian costume waving an Egyptian symbol to support her accusation.
David Gee thinks there should be an investigation. It seems hes even hired a private investigator to look into it.
Reporters could be hesitant to talk about this because of their love for Tyson, or because of their distrust in spiritual individuals, but no matter what, it is completely unacceptable. Im not saying you should believe Amet 100% and take her story at face value because Im not doing that. All Im asking for is a real investigation, so we can find out what really happened.
If you knew Tyson and/or Amet during this period, or you have info...
he Trump administration is proposing to lump many social programs under a new agency with the word "welfare" in its title. A recent White House report on imposing work requirements, for example, put Medicaid, food assistance, and housing aid into a rebranded program called "noncash welfare."
Tuesdays midterm elections put Democrats back in control of the U.S. House while strengthening the Republican hold on the Senate. The big picture is that, two years after Donald Trump replaced the GOPs old arsenal of racial code words and dog whistles with blaring white supremacist bullhorns, majorities of U.S. whites are firmly committed to an openly white nationalist political program under the leadership of a billionaire huckster who speaks their vile language. Although the GOP remains a minority party -- Democrats outpolled them in House races by 7 to 9 percent...
Denmark was not part of WWI, except in the lucrative profiteering role, so WWI is not really covered much in history classes or at least, it was not when I was a kid. I have tried to make up for this, but I feel that I am not as knowledgeable of WWI as I should be.
One thing I know, however, was that it was an absolutely horrible war, with large numbers of young men getting killed. Reading books about life in the trenches, it becomes clear what an absolute nightmare it was to be there.
I dont think I have ever come across anything that illustrates this better than this recording.
Even knowing that peace was just a minute away, the armies kept fighting, until silence comes, as the agreed upon time is reached.
Why? It is unfathomable to me why anyone would keep trying to kill other human beings once it has been agreed that there will be an armistice. Yet, the sound clip clearly shows that people kept fighting to the very end.
A hundred years ago, the guns fell silent, and people hoped it would be the last great war. This unfortunately wasnt the case, as everyone knows, and as Putin, Trump, Brexit and other factors are de-stabilizing global politics, it is easy to fear that another great war is in the making.
Neoliberal House Democrats will collaborate with Trump unless grassroots pressure prevents them. Now that the midterm election is over, what can we do to preempt that collaboration? We need to shift from a short-term electoral to a long-term community and union focus, and shift from preaching to the choir to expanding our base. To build the multiracial working class coalition it will take to win in the face of climate crisis and neofascism, we must make a real commitment to solidarity and lift up a vision of a transformed society with democracy and dignity for all. Only we ourselves can save us.
By Steve Brawner, 2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.
The Republican Party of Arkansas victory party Tuesday had a crowd, food and beverages, and a rock-and-roll band. One thing it lacked that would have made it a lot more fun: suspense. Read the rest
To be law-abiding and breathing: These are, generally speaking, two commendable qualifications for a candidate to meet when seeking public office. But, as our republic occasionally reminds us, they are not requirements.
For the indicted and the dead have been elected before, and likely will be again. This past election was no different, providing several notable examples of criminal defendants being elected to office, as well as a congressman who sued an elderly constituent for defamation. And, of course, this list would not be complete without the dead pimp who won a race in Nevada.
While it is unusual for such candidates to win elections, it is not unheard of, particularly in Congress. Analysis found that at least 25 sitting congressmen since 1987 have been elected despite being under indictment.
Despite being under indictment on federal insider trading charges, incumbent Republican Chris Collins narrowly defeated his Democratic opponent Nate McMurray by 2,910 votes, or 1.1 percent of the vote.
According to prosecutors, Collins learned of failed drug trials involving Innate, an Australian biotech firm, then immediately called his son to tell him to sell $1.4 million in company stock. Collins was captured on video making the call during a June 22 congressional picnic on the White House lawn. At the time, Collins was already the subject of an ethics investigation because of his dealings with Innate.
By Steve Brawner, 2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.
The election is over. The good news is, there will be another one in two years.
Thats the good news? Yep. Elections annoying, divisive and cacophonous are one reason we live in a free and prosperous country. Read the rest
The media swiftly rebuked Republican concerns of potential fraud or misconduct as conspiracy theories.
A major newspaper again used the annual Country Music Association Awards to push gun-control politics onto the industry.
The half million figure accounts for both combatant and civilian deaths from direct fighting and war violence,...
Remedy now, or no more Fed payments! Trump tweeted on Saturday morning.
Ever since getting my camera Ive been expanding on my lens arsenal. After getting the tele last year, I wanted a wide angle one. With a little bit of unexpected money I finally got myself one and took it out for a stroll. Sadly the day was overcast and the light faded too early, but I like what you can do with it.
That little pond is probably 3m across. You can also see that at 10mm, I have to decide between a UV filter or a CPL filter because both are too much.
Part of my daily walk. The little green building is a water station.
One of the fun things: shooting up trees. The lens makes it look like the trunk is 100m high.
By Luke Miller,
Today is 11/11/11 (2+0+1+8=11) and a portal for transformation and the bridging of new ideas. In this case 11 is to the power of 3 and 3 is the holy trinity of The Father (God), The Son (Jesus), and The Holy Spirit. But the trinity also has its suppressed feminine counterpart The Mother (The Virgin Mary), The Daughter (Mary Magdalene), and The Holy Sophia.
Currently there is a split taking place on Earth. One side is toxic masculine and feminine with fear driving division, exploitation and hatred. The other side is divine masculine and feminine with love driving unity, equality and acceptance. If you look at the news, you can see that this is not just a spiritual observation. But a real life divide that is widening daily. Never in recent times have things been so split between groups. So much hatred being spewed out and encouraged by those under the spell of fear. This leads us to the belief that we are not responsible for our own suffering. When the reality is those who trigger us our just mirrors. On the other side of this we have genuine light work happening on a scale not seen before. This is evident in collective consumption choices that are driving industry into new directions. Also simple acts of kindness and open expressions of love which were less prevalent just 6-7 years ago.
The thing about this split is there is a small group on one side and a small group on the other side. Then many in between who have work to do. That is why this year has been so hard. Accelerated karma is no joke. It causes immense suffering over a short period and is incredibly hard to deal with. But this is a reaction to our intentions and if we choose love and want to step into the divine, we need to clear out all the toxicity. In the end it is worth it and there is a bright light at the e...
by Caroline Power,
Almost one year to the day that my Sea of Plastic post went
viral, I was called to assist a rescue of baby sea turtles washing
ashore in a mat of Sargassum seaweed. Sargassum is a pelagic
seaweed that drifts on ocean currents in tropical and temperate
seas. It is a crucial habitat that provides food and shelter to
more than 240 species of fish, crustaceans, sea birds,
commercially important species such as tuna, and even sea
turtles. In the open ocean, sargassum is an oasis. When it washes ashore, it can
trap the animals that call it home, burying them alive.
When I arrived, I was horrified. The seaweed was filled with plastic, much of it from Guatemala and Honduras. It was easy to identify the well known products used in this region. Coke bottles, Pepsi labels, single use sachets of shampoo, Clorox bottles, Aguazul water bags, crocs childrens toy, and so many plastic bags. Bags of every shape and color; not shopping bags but ones used for packaging consumer goods.
Up to 40% of the global plastic production is used in packaging. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo., Unilever, Nestl, and Procter and Gamble are responsible for much of the plastic packaging found in our oceans.
In total, volunteers saved 18 recently hatched sea turtles from the plastic. They were taken to a local rescue center where they are all alive and well and waiting to be released. Sadly, not all of the turtles found were alive. A necropsy was performed on one of the dead sea turtles that washed ashore. Eight of the thirteen objects found in its digestive tract were plastic. The turtle was less than two weeks old.
Let us not allow these turtles to have died in vain, to allow this plastic disease to continue. It is a global problem that requires a global solution. Each and...
"When of thy Earthly goods thou are bereft,
And from thy slender store, two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and with the dole,
Buy hyacinths (or take a trip to the surfing competition) to feed thy soul."
SUNDAY HOMILY: The familiar story of "The Widow's Mite" is not about the widow's generosity. It's about her exploitation by a clergy every bit as corrupt as the popes, bishops and priests caught up in the Catholic Church's pedophilia scandal.
Many wonders over the desert skiesboth known and unknowngive reason to be out on cool autumn nights, celebrating rituals. Tonight we address the real reason for Halloween (and how you can celebrate it on Nov. 21), tell monster stories around the campfire, and share the glad tidings of Oumuamua, the alien space probe that shot by Earth last year.
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About a week ago at The Hague, many birds died spontaneously, falling dead in a park. You likely havent heard a lot about this because it seems keeping it quiet was the plan all along.
However, when about 150 more suddenly died bringing the death toll to 297 some started to take notice.
And if you are looking around that park you might have seen what is on the corner of the roof across the street from where they died: a new 5G mast, where they had done a test, in connection with the Dutch railway station, to see how large the range was and whether no harmful equipment would occur on and around the station.
And harm happened, indeed. Immediately afterward, birds fell dead from the trees. And the nearby ducks that were swimming seemed to react very oddly as well; they were simultaneously putting their heads underwater to escape the radiation while others flew away, landing on the street or in the canal.
Again, almost at the exact same time that those animals died, near the station, Holland Spoor was tested with a 5G transmitter mast.
If they all got heart-failure with an healthy body, no signs of any virus, no bacterial infection, healthy blood, no poisons found etc. etc. The only reasonable explanation is, that it is from the new 5G Microwaves having an huge effect of all birds hearts! It heavily resonates with certain ERRATIC PULSED Microwaves (millions per second!) which can be proven to have biological effects on organs! Am not kidding here!
Some people assume Microwaves at lower wattage can not harm because it does not cook you that very flawed logic is what they want you to repeat over and over! Search in Google Scholar Search Site: Biological Effects of Non-ionizing Microwaves and be ready to be shocked how stupid most sheeple really are in believing blindly the so called experts & authorities of FCC, Telecom & Wireless Industry propaganda! John Kuhles, founder of Fb.com/groups/Stop5G & Fb....
(ANTIWAR.COM) One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the country, has come to an end over the weekend. US and Saudi officials both confirmed this program has halted. US officials offered few specifics on the decision, but Saudi state media claimed that they 
Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou. (CN Opinion) Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made a dramatic announcement this month that almost nobody in America paid any attention to. Grassley released 
Fox News is pushing RFID chip implants, encouraging people that the tech is safe and good for medical by stating its similar to getting a tetanus shot.
Recently in Sweden, thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted. Fox highlights this news expressing that a company called Biohax has already installed around 4,000 chips into customers.
The article then goes onto explain how awesome it is to have a chip in ones hand, stating that those chipped can open secure doors, pay for tickets, and share emergency medical information.
Years ago, it was seen as a conspiracy theory that the elite wanted to microchip the populace. Now, its right in our faces constantly; its no longer a secret. Ill start by repeating the words of the great Aaron Russo, Rockefellers best friend: Do not take the chip.
NBC has previously said blatantly, your kids will receive the microchip for their safety.
There is absolutely nothing safe about allowing your kids to be microchipped. All this is being prepackaged as a way for law enforcement to rescue or find lost, kidnapped and missing children. They always seek to use the children.
Let me tell you, the elite care so much about the children that in the UK they wanted to lower the age of consent to four years old. I would like to know who bankrolled all these positive microchip stories.
In any event, this isnt the only way they are trying to push people to get the chip. Over the years there have been various commercials trying to push the chip. One showing a concert, another showing a doctor using it to diagnose patients disorders, and several other mentions of the chip in the media.
However, a story this writer will never forget is about a Saudi inventor that had a brilliant idea to make a chip with a lethal dose of cyanide in it.
(MEMO) US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday claimed that Saudi Arabia used Israeli spyware to target murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Addressing a conference in Tel Aviv via a video link, Snowden claimed that software made by an Israeli cyber intelligence firm was used by Saudi Arabia to track and target Khashoggi in the lead up to his murder on 
The existence of humanity is endangered by thermonuclear weapons possessed by 9 countries. The US dominates the world militarily. Global warming is being addressed in a half-hearted manner. There is no real movement to deal with overpopulation. Due to the near disappearance of American labor unions, immigration, and the export of industry, income of working people is very low. The super-rich control both major parties.
Part 3 of the series "Hurricane Florence Hits the Carolinas..." Hurricane Florence's wind and storm surge hit NC's barrier islands Sept. 14, breaching sand dunes, inundating islands with sandy water, washing away beaches, and dramatically changing the shape of NC's coast in some places. Will people's need for recreation, natural beauty, leisure time be driven by profit or to preserve the natural environment?
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In response to an obnoxiously common attitude that science is all about truth and reality and all those good things, this is the first in a video series that attempts to explain some problems with that pollyannaish idea that actually science is a philosophy that tries to build a coherent model of how the world works with empirical evidence, but that it is done by human beings who have flaws and biases and who tend to impose unwarranted levels of certainty on certain interpretations, and that in particular we tend to attach greater meaning to conclusions that favor conformity to cultural assumptions on the evidence.
We also have a framework, or lens, through which we view the world, and we tend to take it for granted. For instance, I have scientific training in neurobiology, genetics, development, and evolution, and Im also an atheist with an ultimately reductionist perspective theres nothing but matter, energy, and information in the universe. That means Im perpetually tempted to just assume phenomena can be distilled down to interactions between atoms, and I definitely am confident and believe that that is true, but what I cant justify is the assumption that we, as scientists and human beings, KNOW how all those interactions work. We dont. The one thing we know for sure is that theyll be far more complex than we expect, and that there will be surprising and unpredicted side effects and causal connections.
Far too many people confuse science, which is a process for investigating reality, with reality itself.
This is quickly going to become a tangled argument because, in addition, our modern culture tends to favor scientific explanations, so its really easy to get in a loop. Scientists search for evidence that, for instance, our culture is the superior human culture, and then society turns around and claims that the idea that their culture is superior has now been reinforced by Science, which then increases the incentive for scientists to bolster that bias. And it goes on and on until youve got loud nitwits in the public sphere proudly announcing that its a scientific fact that Africans have an average IQ of 70.
This is not to argue that flat-earthers and creationists (or scientific racists) have valid points, or that science is merely a matter of opinion: they dont, and it isnt, and there are levels of certainty, and the age and shape of the earth are not debatable conclusions. But some aspects of science have acquired a kind of epistemic arrogance that has been seized upon by certain deplorable aspects of society as an excuse to make extreme claims of conf...
Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti representing foul-mouthed individual.
Abrams' legal team is fighting to count every ballot -- including those provisionals, as well as the piles of absentee ballots rejected under Kemp's rules -- to force Kemp into a run-off. The fact that Kemp is blocking legitimate requests for provisional ballots will make the push for a re-run that much harder.
Bad things are going on in Broward Country, really bad things, says President Trump.
Something is rotten in Palm Beach County, where Democrats want to count the votes of non-citizens.
By Mayukh Saha
Working out is one of the things that should be an indispensable part of our lives yet we always avoid it to the extent we can. All of us wait to start the exercises till we reach the threshold, i.e. unless we get potato belly or getting out of the shape, feeling weak and lethargic due to the restrained body movements, etc. However, the fault is not entirely yours. If the work out plans be as cool and entertaining as the shows you binge-watch you would surely stick to the regime for like forever. Wouldnt you?
Thus, here is a place known as Crunch in New York City where you can sweat, strengthen and condition your body in the most fun way possible. Famous as the POUND class, this place uses light-weighted drumsticks known as Ripstix for cardio purposes where you pretend to play drums. The class is the combination of cardio, yoga, strength training and Pilates-inspired movements.
A video on Pound went viral in 2007 having 54 million views. This inspired two female recreational drummers who were also former college athletes to open a workout space in 2011, where people can lose fat while they shake their bo...
TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY Humankind goes around in circles, what goes around, comes around. After three hundred thousand years of existence, should we not be doing better? Just take a look at the world around you. A column of desperate people migrating northwards through Mexico is classified as an invasion force and thousands of troops are sent 
Just weeks ago we reported that China will be launching an artificial moon into space using satellites to create illumination. The official story is that theyre hoping to launch the artificial moon into space in order to save money on street lighting and also increase tourism by brightening the streets.
Now were learning that Chinese scientists have come up with a bizarre plan to change the weather by using satellites to shift rainclouds. What is going on???
The Sun reports:
Six satellites will form a ring to spot water-laden clouds and create an atmospheric corridor to allow them to move to the arid regions, state media said.
Satellites will seek out and then surround rain cloud hot spots before unspecified technology will guide the clouds to their targets by creating an air channel.
Tianhe which translates as Sky River is being developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and will reportedly be launched in 2020.
Chinas damp southern regions often flood while the north suffers drought.
But the problem is having enough rain clouds to instigate downpours with.
Now state scientists and researchers are pursuing weather modification techniques to guide clouds north to the Yellow River basin, which is particularly dry.
The idea of controlling the weather is far from new in China....
(Natural News) Are you looking for an opportunity to do a really good deed while making a positive contribution to the greater animal kingdom? If so, then check out the amazing story of Tommy the Tortoise, and help...
(Natural News) Researchers have found a novel benefit from the acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), as its seeds have been found to prevent and treat renal hypertension and its symptoms. In their study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the team...
As soon as President Donald Trump installed Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general, media outlets began mining his appearances as a radio and television pundit and discovered he had repeatedly denigrated the Mueller investigation, which he now will be overseeing, and claimed there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
A UN World Food Program grain facility, responsible for milling about a quarter of the wheat flour that the WFP distributes to Yemens hungriest people, was destroyed after being hit with more than 10 airstrikes as well as targeted shelling. HODEIDA,YEMEN At least 15 civilians were killed on Thursday after Saudi-led coalition aircraft and artillery carried 
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Under Gingrich, Republicans would oppose popular legislation they previously might have supported. Then Republicans would point a finger at the Democratic leadership and accuse Congress of doing nothing. They'd tell the voters that Democrats won't fix your problems so you need to elect Republicans. Never mind that Republicans caused the obstruction in the first place.
San Francisco, CA Oral arguments began Friday morning in San Francisco Superior Court where weed Nazi, Bethany Sherman, is seeking to unmask anonymous antifascist researchers for publishing articles outing her as a neo-Nazi. Sherman had been the CEO of OG Analytical, a legal cannabis
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If one wants to know the origin of hate in this country, one does not need to veer very far from leaders of some Evangelical churches like the Second Baptist Church of Houston's leader Dr. Ed Young. He made derogatory statements about Democrats, many of who are in his congregation. They must force him out for creating discord and hate speech. He has the right to say as he pleases but as the leader of a Megachurch lyingly calli
Harris County exploded into oblivion all stereotypes about its inclusivity. Residents elected Lina Hidalgo, a millennial, by a substantial margin to become the county judge.
Coverage of the Mueller probe and the closely related Russiagate controversy has been central to the Democrats strategy of casting themselves as the antithesis to Trump. WASHINGTON, D.C. President Trumps post-midterm election decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions has predictably resulted in mass protests in cities throughout the country due to fears that Sessions removal from 
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Violence in the port city of Hodeida erupted as the United States called for a cease-fire between the US-Saudi-led Coalition and Houthi Rebels in Northern Yemen, but instead of winding violence down in this conflict Yemen has seen its deadliest week in a long time. The port city of Hodeida is vital to Yemen as over 70% of 
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Update II: And President Trump has chimed in again, accusing Democrats of trying to STEAL two big elections. Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida! We are watching closely! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018 * * * Update: Broward County has reportedly approved recounts in four Florida races, according to CNN, while the 
Well, another cycle of (s)election hysteria has come and gone in the disUnited States of Amerikkka, Inc., and, as you well know, everything in the world has transformed overnight. Now that the Demopublicans are in control of the House and the Republicrats have kept the Senate, we have all seen the drastic changes in our 
The day after the midterm elections, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointed Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker, who has criticized the Mueller probe in the past, could fire Robert Mueller or defang his investigation.
Pro-life patriots protest at Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas.
It has happened again: strong, dry offshore-directed winds
have initiated large wildfires over California.
Fires that have covered much of California with smoke, destroyed thousands of homes, and tragically killed nine people as of this writing.
Importantly, the winds were again highly predictable, poor warning were given to the communities, a failing electrical system may have contributed to one of the fires, and many of the people affected were living in the wildland-urban interface.
This blog will examine the meteorology of the event.
The Current Fires
There are two major fires burning right now. First, is the Camp Fire in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada east of Chico, CA, which is burning towards the southwest and has destroyed the town of Paradise. Nine people have died and approximately 7000 structures have been lost. The town of Paradise is essentially gone. (see map below--acquired here).
Even though Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem, deports last living Nazi?
Trumps criticism of voter fraud in Broward County terrifies Dems.
Reporter targeted by the Chinese gov't has some advice for US press corps and the rest of us.
By Kerry McDonald Lets say you and some of your friends decide to gather your young children together a couple of days a week for...
By Jeff Einstein Brave New Digital World: The Revelation packs more common sense and clear insight into 45 minutes than the entire Silicon Valley ...
Chinas state-run news agency Xinhua has unveiled new artificial intelligence anchors digital composites created from footage of human hosts that read the news with synthesized voices. It is not exactly clear what technology was used to create the anchors, however, they are in line with the most recent machine-learning research. Xinhua used footage from 
Honestly I wasnt paying that much attention this month, so there arent too many links.
Fellow FTBlogger Great American Satan needs some money, and is taking art commissions!
Asexuality in Japan: An interview (video) Vesper has a great interview with a couple asexuality activists in Japan. Interesting tidbit: what we call asexual in the English community is usually divided into two groups in Japanese, with asexual referring to aromantic asexuals, and nonsexual referring to romantic asexuals. If that interests you, watch the interview to learn more.
Catfishing and Conspiracy in Groves This is a human interest story about a very young openly gay councilmember in a small town in Texas. Someone got their hands on some nude photos that he exchanged consensually on Grindr, and released them to the media. Other councilmembers filed a petition to get him recalled. The town comes off looking rather bad. And the pastor who insists that its not about homophobia gives the most unbelievable excuse. I looked up the outcome later; he was recalled.
Pronouns (video) Contrapoints offers analytic arguments for why calling a trans woman a he is just false, and not merely rude. If I were to address the topic, I would probably not make much in the way of analytic arguments, I would just say Im not having any of it. Well, Im glad we have Natalie around.
Less than a week after US Secretary of State Secretary Mike Pompeo told Fox News Sunday that the Iranians are responsible for the starvation of Yemeni civilians hes again issued hugely provocative words, telling the BBC during an interview that Iranian leadership has to make a decision that they want their people to eat in reference to the latest round of US 
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"Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests." Henry Kissinger rephrased it: "America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests."This applies to Russia which hosted the Taliban for peace talks in Moscow attended by Afghanistan, India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five Central Asia States with the US as observer.Tellingly, the Taliban is banned from operating in Russia.
The plight of a 47-year old Christian woman, Noreen Asia better known as Asia Bibi, adds to Pakistan's reputation as a highly radicalised nation, intolerant of minorities. The danger to her life is still loud and clear. But she is not allowed to leave the country though the lawyer, who had defended her, has escaped to the safety of Netherlands
This links the eulogies for John McCain and Ken Burns' documentary on Vietnam as insidious propaganda supporting US militarism and global imperial depredations.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded in February 2016 that the governments of the UK and Sweden had forced WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange into a condition of arbitrary detention in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been since 2012.
Come meet Debbi Singer in person at a FREE artist reception at the Upper West in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
By Catherine J. Frompovich Has it finally happened: Probable confirmation 5G can kill wildlife? Starlings roosting in trees in a park in The Hague, Netherlands,...
My new drill press arrived yesterday evening and I just installed it instead of the old cheapo one in my workshop. I must say that my first impression is absolutely great. I cannot definitively say whether it was a good investment or not ask me again in a few years, because new devices tend to have some crucial mechanical parts (like gears etc.) out of plastic that wears out rather quickly and subsequently the whole machine has to be tossed but on the surface the machine looks really great. Someone has actually thought about the design and, a rare occurrence in todays world, the design is very functional and sensible. Use is very intuitive and all levers and settings are easily accessible. I worry a bit that the wheel might be too small to provide adequate leverage for drilling steel, but we will see. That is the only worry I have on first sight though.
The drill has a digital display that actually shows the rpm, which is very nifty I will not have to guess by the sound. It has two main gearing settings and a continuous rpm regulator, so it covers very wide range of rpm on a nearly continuous scale without me having to flip v-belts. That is probably at the cost of some efficiency, but the max power (710 W) is higher than on other drill presses that I could choose from, so that might not be a problem for actual use, although it might be a problem regarding power consumption. But it is not a device that will run more than a few minutes at a time, so slight inefficiency is not as big of a deal as it woudl be for, say, bench belt sander.
As a knife maker I fell instantly in love with the quick-span/release chuck that is standard attachment. The chuck is simply ideal for holding down flat stock, something very obviously crucial for a knife maker.
And the laser cross! A LED light illuminating the worked area was just a final bonus on top of that. It was always a bugger to find and hit the tiny black dot on black piece of steel now those troubles are, hopefully, over.
And of course it does not wobble in all directions so I hope I need not fear anymore drilling tiny holes and breaking two drill bit...
by Jon Rappoport
November 10, 2018
Some years ago, I gave a talk about certain imagination exercises I was developing. More than 50 of these exercises are now included in my mega-collection, Exit From the Matrix.
In my response to questions after the talk, this is what I said:
Im talking about a new level of life here. Not for me. For you.
You know, you can create energy. But you need a way to demonstrate that to yourself. Thats one thing these exercises do. You dont have to think about it. Youll get that feedback from practicing the techniques.
Another thing: you want to invent a future for yourself that goes beyond what youre doing now. You need to be able to imagine it, roll it around in your imagination, see it, feel it, and give it lots of fresh energy. Of course, work will be involved, but at the source youre bringing that future into being. Youre creating it. The exercises help you in this regard. You feel and experience the power of your own imagination. Its realer than real.
Doing the exercises gives you a center from which you project realities. This is a powerful first-hand lesson. Again, its something you experience. You gain a great deal of confidence from this.
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The Democrats' victory in the House is important not only in the immediate sense that it will provide a check on Trump but also because it could mark the beginning of the end of this nightmare. Trump's strategy for political survival (which appears to be practically his only concern) is to continuously throw red meat to his supporters.
Denver, CO In the mid-1800s in the United States people could access abortion drugs at the pharmacy without fear of public scrutiny. Nowadays if someone wants to get abortion drugs or an abortion procedure, or goes to a reproductive health center for one of
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The second game in the 12-game contest between champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana is currently underway in London. The first game was a marathon seven-hour game with 115 moves that ended in a draw, with analysts feeling that Carlsen had a chance of winning while playing black but blundered late in the game.
You can watch the second game via a livestream below along with commentary by two analysts. The actual board is in the small box with the large board being used by the analysts who seem, along with Carlsen, to have been taken by surprise by the 10th move by Caruana who is playing black. There is also a live blog of the game
It has been a long time since I played chess seriously, or at all for that matter. I am not sure of the rules of these championships. Given the power of computers now, are the players during their breaks allowed to consult computers and friends or are they kept isolated from all contact with the outside world? I would expect the latter but just dont know.
IMAGE: Julian Assange pictured in 2010
21st Century Wire
If youve been following the travails of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
recently, youll know that moves are afoot by the US and Ecuadorian
governments to try and draw a line under this eight year standoff.
Whats essential to know about this situation is the very point
which our bought-and-paid-for corrupt mainstream media industry are
not telling us that Assange is caught at a crossroads in the
history, holding the line for real press freedom. Whichever way
this story goes will be a defining moment for the concept of the
Rather disingenuously, US officials are repeatedly referring to WikiLeaks as a non-state hostile intelligence service (as if saying it enough times will make it real). Like most statements coming out of the mouth of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, this too is a bold-faced lie. US officials, along with their legion of constitutional lawyers, know very well that Wikileaks is in fact a publisher, which means the organization falls squarely under basic press freedom protections. What the corrupt wing of US Establishment and its syndicate partners are cynically attempting to do is to rewrite the law, effectively amputating a key provision of their own constitution. To allow such an affront to Americas founding principles to stand unchallenged will surely hasten the demise of the United States as a Constitutional Republic, and aid it steadily along the path of an embryonic fascist technocracy were any dissent or challenge to the authority of the state is no longer allowed, much less protected by prima facie law.
Its beyond ironic that WikiLeaks former fan Donald Trump could now be weapons-free to prosecute Julian Assange for exposing among other things, US war crimes in Iraq. Naturally, the media are aloof to this development. Based on their own laissez-faire treatment of this important issue, it would appear that CNN and other apologists at the New York Times and the Washington Post, are more than happy to nudge America and Europe further down this dystopian path. Anyone with a hint of sobrie...
A joke that is making the rounds is that for Democrats this has been more of a Hanukkah election than a Christmas one in that each new day seems to bring new gifts.
Maine had introduced ranked-choice voting, something that should
be adopted everywhere. This is where people mark their ballots in
order of preference for candidates. If no one wins 50% of the vote,
then the second choices of the voters who voted for the last place
finisher are taken into account, and if that does not produce a
clear winner, then the third choices, and so on. There are various
ways of doing this but all these methods enable people to vote for
the people they like best and not fear that they are wasting their
vote by voting for someone who has little chance of winning and
thus enabling the person they hate most to win.
In the second congressional district in Maine, we see the system in action.
Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden is favored to beat U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in a ranked-choice voting count that could decide the tight race in the 2nd Congressional District, according to exit polling conducted by the Bangor Daily News.
With 95 percent of precincts reporting to the BDN, Poliquin, a two-term Republican, had 46.2 percent of votes to 45.7 percent for Golden, a Democrat. Because no candidate earned a majority of the first round vote, the election is moving to a ranked-choice count that Secretary of State Matt Dunlaps office has begun today in Augusta.
It means the spotlight is now on the 8 percent of voters who picked a nonpartisan candidate as their first choice in the 2nd District race. Their later-round choices between Golden and Poliquin likely will decide the election when Dunlaps office finishes the count next week.
Meanwhile Josh Marshall writes that the election was indeed a referendum on Donald Trump and that Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives this time has a better chance of staying intact than the previous time it happened.
Especially in the House, it almost didnt matter how good or
flawed a candidate was. If President Trump had lost the district,
the Democrat was almost certainly going to win. If the president
had won it by more than five points, the Republican was a near-lock
The good news for Democrats is a fair amount of their new House seats are in districts that should stay with their party if the 2020 election doesnt end up looking much different from 2016 unlike their last House majority, which was built heavily on heavily conservative rural districts that Democrats had no busine...
A recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania found that use of social media can make people sad and lonely and turning it off reverses the effects.
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As a precursor to what is going to be discussed in this article, I have a few questions for my fellow human beings who happen to support the Democratic Party. As an aside, I am compelled to state that I am no lover of the Republicans, in fact it is fair to say that I hate political organizations in general. The major problem that I have with the Democrats and Republicans is that they put party over country, party over families, party over morality and party over God. However, and in particular, there is one party where abject and uncompromising evil resides in America today and it is in the Democratic Party.
I am directing this comment at you, Democratic supporters. There is no doubt that some of you have children and I found myself frequently wondering how any moral and sane person could ever support the Democratic Party and then subsequently look their children in the eye and tell them you expect them to do the right thing and be a good person. From a spiritual perspective, Satan controls the direction of the Democratic Party. Democrats who are parents, perhaps you should try a little honesty and when your children are old enough to understand perhaps you should explain how you can support people like Pelosi, Clinton, Wasserman Schultz, Sinema, Warren, Schumer, Jackson-Lee, Franken, et al?
This is the party that has advocated for the murder of over 60 million babies and how some of the more radical fringe of the Democratic Party are openly supporting the murder of handicapped children AFTER they are born. And you wonder if the radical fringes, like the man who started Obamas political career (ie Bill Ayers) would ever make good on their promises to bring genocide to our country?
The Clinton crime syndicate has created a trail of bodies longer than the line trying to get into the 2019 Super Bowl.
The Democratic Party has become synonymous with terrorism. I have documented on this site how Hillary was on the Board of Directors of Lafarge when they provided ISIS with the money they needed to grow their terrorist organizatio...
A former supervisor at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Casper will serve six months in jail followed five years of probation after admitting that he groped a female inmate
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A federal grand jury has indicted a Camden County police officer who was caught on video punching a man 12 times in the head after stopping him on a Camden
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Voters in Porter County, Indiana, waited four days for election outcomes thanks to a near-total failure in election administration on Tuesday. Polling locations opened late. Ballots arrived at the last minute. Official documentation listed the incorrect addresses for polling locations.
The mistakes were so outrageous that they violated federal law. No details have been shared about what happened at a Thursday meeting between local election officials and the FBI.
It is a mess, Jeffrey Chidester, chair of the countys Democratic Party told the Chicago Tribune. Its just as big of a mess as the polls not opening.
One first-time poll worker, Michelle Senderhauf, reports arriving at her assigned precinct where there were neither the expected poll site inspectors, nor ballots. The sheriff delivered those just in the knick of time.
Then, Senderhauf reports, voters assigned to a precinct outside that sites jurisdiction started showing up, claiming this was their assigned location. Not the case: the county had published an incorrect address. The local paper published the error unknowingly. But at the correct address, poll workers were locked out and unable to set up shop.
The day proceeded. But the absentee ballots that were supposed to arrive some 15,000 countywide never showed up: poll workers expected to receive them to include in the counts. After much back and forth, inspectors instructed poll workers to close their locations.
The absentee ballots would go directly to the courthouse along with in-person ballots. But the question remained: where had the absentee ballots disappeared to all day?
Then it got worse. With 0% of precincts reporting, election officials began to call results. The public was up in arms especially on social media. Senderhauf explained her day on...
A Toronto police officer who ate a marijuana-laced chocolate bar seized in a pot shop raid has pleaded guilty to attempting to obstruct justice. Const. Vittorio Dominelli says he is
The post Judge Calls Toronto Cop Who Ate Cannabis Chocolate on Duty a Complete Idiot appeared first on Filming Cops.
By The Conscious Resistance Fox 26 Houstons Isiah Carey sits down with journalist Derrick Broze to discuss the 5G roll out taking place in Houston...
A federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked all further work on the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision to reverse a prior decision by the Obama administration and to approve the tar sands oil delivery project. It was a striking victory for environmental advocates who have spent over a decade fighting the project to carry tar sands oil from Canada to markets in the United States and had turned the KXL line into a litmus test for climate action. Environmental advocates, landowners along the pipeline's route and indigenous rights groups hailed the ruling.
I cant be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Ultimately, Republicans picked off several red-state Senate seats while Democrats won back the House and at least seven governorships. A Democratic House will serve as a badly needed check after two years of aggressive Republican monopoly, but I cant help feeling uneasy. For one thing, I cant shake the last days of the campaign. For a while, Republicans merely lied about their policy agenda. Rather than campaigning on the $2 trillion tax cut for rich people they actually passed, they promised a middle class tax cut they never even had a bill for.
The training the U.S. provided to the Azov Battalion is coming back to roost in the U.S. as the neo-Nazi group is training and radicalizing U.S.-based groups with similar ideologies steeped in hatred and a belief in white racial supremacy.
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President Nicolas Maduro announced a new set of measures in the Venezuelan gold industry to combat the U.S. imposed sanctions, which he described as crazy and criminal, accusing the North American country of blocking, and raising the price of food and medicine imports into the country. The U.S. government announced a new set of sanctions against the Latin American country last week, potentially limiting their gold exports, as announced by the national security senior advisor John Bolton. The sanctions already prohibited institutions, business and anyone from giving any kind of financial support to the Bolivarian Revolution. Maduro answered Boltons comments during a televised speech, saying Venezuela is currently certifying 32 gold fields.
There has been intensive economic exploitation of the rural hinterlands but rarely stable levels of human habitation. Lands have been raped and pillaged - logged, drilled and strip mined. Once their indigenous occupants had been removed, they were often left abandoned, untended, and empty - ready to become invented wildernesses subject to a romantic narrative that proclaims them inhospitable and anathema to the human presence
A top Colombian official told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo that its government will support Brazilians far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if he wants to overthrow the socialist government of Venezuela. According to Folha, a top diplomatic official said that if [President-elect] Bolsonaro wants to help overthrow Maduro with a military intervention, he will have the support of Colombia. According to the anonymous source, Colombian President Ivan Duque and his political patron, the hard-right former President Alvaro Uribe, would agree with a military intervention. If it is [United States President Donald] Trump or Bolsonaro are the first to set foot in Venezuela, Colombia will follow suit without hesitation, the diplomat told Folha.
Thats true: we must show solidarity with all journalists in the face of attacks on fundamental press freedoms. Trump went on to make up accusations that Acosta placed his hands on a young female White House staffer. And then the president revoked his press pass. All of Trumps actions here are wrong and dangerous. However, our solidarity should include Acosta not end with him. The establishments demonisation of groundbreaking journalism Julian Assange, for example, is the founder of a publication that has won almost 20 prestigious journalistic awards. But he could end up facing the death penalty under the US Espionage Act simply for exposing the actions of the powerful.
Revelations that the United States is conducting widespread detention of immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border sparked national outrage. Reports of the inhumane conditions and treatment drew shocked criticism, and the images of children in cages as well as the recordings of children screaming for their mothers resulted in the majority of the public disapproving of the cruel and unnecessary treatment of immigrants. Much of the criticism has been aimed at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, with rising calls to abolish the agency in its entirety. #AbolishICE has become a movement as people have reacted to the horrific behavior overseen by ICE officials.
By Mayukh Saha,
For those who have a phobia of spiders, it is best to avoid this article. Im usually okay with most creepy crawlies but if I ever saw this spider, Id become an Olympic level runner in seconds because I dont think I could ever be far enough from it.
Most of us would instinctively want to kill it. However, we are supposed to love all creatures even if we find them scary and disgusting.
I mean, many of us would also love a good plate of steak or a burger. We wouldnt say no to chicken nuggets and pepperoni pizza. But it is still important to be aware and nice to animals and insects when the opportunity presents itself.
One person who sticks to her beliefs in this regard is Betty who runs Barnyard Bettys Rescue farm. She posts regular updates online about the creatures she has encountered and saved from an unhappy fate.
One such creature that she recently rescued was quite out of the ordinary. Most of us wouldnt have touched it with a ten-foot pole. But this one was a frickin gigantic, terrifying monster of a Hunstman Spider and it is no wonder that many of her followers got into a tizzy.
There are tens of thousands of different kinds of spiders but most of them are fairly harmless. For instance, out of all the spider varieties in America, those that are harmful to humans are just the black widow and the brown recluse spiders.
But Charlotte, as she is now called, is a spider that looks like it regularly hits the gym and pumps itself with protein powders because it wants to be the worlds greatest bodybuilder.
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