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MSM BLACKOUT: Gun Owner Shoots Maryland Highschool Shooter, Saving Lives!
Reports indicate a resource officer at Maryland’s Great Mills High School “exchanged gunfire” with the attacker Tuesday morning to end the threat.
Breitbart News reported news of the shooting and indicated that St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office was on scene and FBI and ATF agents were en route.
Injuries are reported as three, including the shooter.
ABC 7’s Brad Bell tweeted:
#BREAKING confirmed with sources at #greatmillsshooting : 3 students injured. 1 is the shooter. A school resource officer was on duty and took action to end threat. No final word on conditions.
— Brad Bell (@ABC7Brad) March 20, 2018
NBC’s Christina Ginn tweeted:
BREAKING: School resource officer exchanged gunfire with shooter at MD school shooting. #GreatMillsHighSchool Live coverage on @MSNBC. @NBCNews
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) March 20, 2018
WTOP reports that the shooting began with a single shot fired at “a girl in the hallway” at the start of the school day at Great Mills High. It is unclear how many more shots were fired as “students and staff” alerted the resource officer. That officer then moved to engage the shooter, ending the threat.
WSAV/WRC reports that two students were reportedly injured and are hospitalized in critical condition as a result of the shooting. They confirmed that the shooter was also in critical condition after being engaged by the resource officer.https://archive.fo/GPT93http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/20/good-guy-gun-opened-fire-md-high-school-shooter-end-threat/
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Victims Flee Commiefornia In Record Numbers Due To High Housing Costs, High Tax Rates
PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR THE SAME KIND OF SCUMBAGS IN OUR STATES COMMIES! WE DO NOT WANT ALL OF AMERICA TURNING TO THAT SAME KIND OF SHITHOLE!
Commies still love the beautiful weather and beaches, but more and more they are fed up with the high housing costs and taxes and deciding to flee to lower-cost states such as Nevada, Arizona and Texas.
"There's nowhere in the United States that you can find better weather than here," said Dave Senser, who lives on a fixed income near San Luis Obispo, California, and now plans to move to Las Vegas. "Rents here are crazy, if you can find a place, and they're going to tax us to death. That's what it feels like. At least in Nevada they don't have a state income tax. And every little bit helps."
Senser, 65, who previously lived in the east San Francisco Bay region, said housing costs and gas prices are "significantly lower in Las Vegas. The government in the state of California isn't helping people like myself. That's why people are running out of this state now."
A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll of Californians last fall found that the high cost of living, including housing, was the most important issue facing the state. It also found more than half of Californians wanted to repeal the state's new gas tax, which raised fees by 40 percent.
"The rate at which California has been losing people to other states has accelerated in the past couple of years, in part because of rising housing costs," said Jed Kolko, chief economist with employment website Indeed.com.
He said the latest Census Bureau data, from July 2016 to July 2017, show "more people moved out of California to other states than moved in from other states. In other words, California lost people due to domestic migration."
During that 12-month period, California saw a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people. Arizona gained more than 63,000 residents, and Nevada gained more than 38,000.
Data from United Van Lines show some of the most popular moving destinations for Californians from 2015 to 2017 were Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Other experts also said Nevada remains a top destination.
Regardless, some people still want to move to California but are finding it tough to do so because of the high cost of housing.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/californians-fed-up-with-housing-costs-and-taxes-are-fleeing-state.htmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180320180341/https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/californians-fed-up-with-housing-costs-and-taxes-are-fleeing-state.html
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LEAKED! Syrian Forces Intercept Truckload Of Weapons & Ammo En-Route To Terrorists
The Syrian army has intercepted a truck full of goodies, including smoke grenades from Salisbury, England, which was heading for terrorists in Eastern Ghouta
The military operation was carried out after Syrian intelligence received information about the transfer of a large batch of weapons, ammunition and equipment for armed groups in the region.
The Syrian armed forces carried out a successful operation intercepting a truck containing weapons and ammunition intended for terrorists, a representative of Syrian intelligence told Sputnik:https://archive.fo/pRVCnhttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201803161062613867-syrian-army-untercepts-truck-eastern-ghouta/
“We organized an ambush, as a result of which a large truck carrying ammunition and weapons has been intercepted; some of the equipment is made in America. Also there were medicines and equipment for satellite communication there. All this was intended for militants in Ghouta,” the spokesman said.A video that appeared online shows ammunition and weapons found in the truck, including smoke grenades with the inscription “Salisbury England.”
According to the officer, it is not the first time that the Syrian army manages to intercept a cargo intended for the militants.
A few days earlier, Syrian forces intercepted a car that was carrying ammunition, mortar shells, guns and missiles to the region.
The success of the operation will be a serious blow for the terrorists and will contribute to the weakening of armed groups in Eastern Ghouta, the spokesman concluded.RELATED:
(Syrian CrISIS & European Destabilization Project)
(Syrian CrISIS: The Busted Bad Actors)
(Can't Mossad The Assad / Bad Actors Lose)
(Cleanup / Bad Actor Exposure)
(Mainstream Media Forced To Expose Bad Actors)
(Blowback: Good Actors Now In Full Control)
(Cleanup / More Bad Actor Exposure)
(Declassified CIA Report Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria)
(James Mattis Admits No Evidence Assad Used Chemical Weapons!)
(US Continues War Mongering Buffoonery)
(Russia Providing Humanitarian Aid To Syria)
(US/Israel Deploying Warships To Strike Syria Before Next False Flag)https://archive.fo/gRZZMhttp://yournewswire.com/syrian-forces-intercept-truckload-of-weapons-ammo-en-route-to-terrorists/
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Good! Record Americans Cutting The Cable Cord, TV Viewership Collapsing, Less People Believe The Deception!
According to a new study, subscriptions to streaming TV services exploded by 450 percent in less than a decade. This has resulted in surge of cord-cutting, those who cancel their cable or satellite packages (pay TV). The result is that pay TV household penetration has collapsed from a years-long hold of 75 percent, to just 63 percent in 2017.
In 2009, only 10 percent of homes subscribed to a streaming TV service (Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc.). By 2017, that number surged to 55 percent, or a 450 percent increase.
With the much cheaper (and commercial-free) option of streaming, this is having a devastating effect on the pay TV service. And this is very good news.
Much of the power and influence of the far-left entertainment and media industry comes from pay TV and has nothing to do with merit, popularity, or value.
The reason your cable bill is $100 a month is because left-wing outlets like ESPN, CNN, MTV, and the like, make money off of your cable bill even if you never watch all the toxic programming each produces to destroy everything you believe in. If CNN is on your cable package, you are funding CNN. Same with a bunch of others.
This is how CNN stays afloat. If CNN was forced to survive only on merit (i.e. advertising revenue based on viewers), the anti-Trump channel would be out of business in a year.
So the cable and satellite TV system has been rigged to ensure that ratings and viewership do not matter. Which means that every canceled pay TV package is a paper cut to the left’s golden goose.
My wife and I cut our $140 a month cable cord almost exactly two years ago. Best decision we ever made. We are no longer funding our own destruction, that toxic sludge is not allowed into our home, and those 20 minutes of commercials every hour are not missed at all. There is nothing we miss about cable TV. Quite the contrary. All the news we want is online, all the entertainment we want is much cheaper (and commercial-free) through a streaming service.
For $25 a month, we have access to more TV than we could possibly want to watch through Netflix, Amazon, and a British service. Our Roku player is our new cable box, and it offers hundreds of completely free options for TV and movie watching with limited commercials.
We also hooked up a simple antenna to pick up over-the-air networks. If you live in a city, you will be amazed at what is available for free with the simple installation of a $30 digital antenna.https://archive.fo/WTZyShttp://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/03/20/america-cuts-cord-cable-tv-household-penetration-collapsed-double-digits-2017/
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RED ALERT! US Congress Working To SHUT DOWN All Image Boards, Pastebin Sites, Alternative Social Media Platforms
US CONGRESS ARE WORKING TO DESTROY THE ENTIRE FREE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT, SO ONLY MAJOR TECH MONOPOLIES CAN EXIST!
The US House of Representatives has just passed a bill called FOSTA (the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act”). This bill is headed to the senate. It needs to be stopped.
This bill is, as the name implies, ostensibly intended to fight sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is awful, and should be fought. But a lot of sex trafficking experts think that this bill won’t have that effect. That it will actually make things much worse for sex workers. For example, those sex trafficking victims that are supposed to be protected may suddenly find it illegal to talk about their experiences. Whoops.
That’s probably reason enough not to pass it, or at least to go back and take another look. But that’s not the end of the story.
An amendment slipped into the bill also proposes to override section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Without overstating the case in any way, CDA 230 is the reason small companies like ours can exist. It protects us from liability for the actions and content of our customers. That means if you don’t like what one of our customers has to say, you can’t sue us about it. The First Amendment is great, and we love it, but in everyday practice, CDA 230 is what keeps rich people and companies from filing nuisance lawsuits to force us to either censor our customers at their behest or drown in legal fees. They know that, and they hate it.
As the EFF has pointed out, if this protection is weakened, pretty soon the small voices will be silenced. Not because what they have to say is illegal, but simply because it might be. Fear of liability will force providers like us to either moderate all the content that appears on our service — massively Orwellian and expensive — or simply proactively disallow anything that might possibly create liability. Or just shut down and leave the Internet to the likes of Facebook.
In that climate, the only people who will be able to have websites will be people who can afford teams of lawyers and people who only say things so boring that they don’t run any risk of creating liability. Remember when mass communication consisted of three broadcast TV channels and everything said on them had to be approved by the channel’s “Standards & Practices” department, which censored much more than any law required them to because that was cheaper than fighting? Do you miss those days?
If you’re not that worried about us, that’s fine. Here’s why you should still care. Does your website have a forum? Does your blog allow comments? Do you have a feedback form? A wiki? Could someone post spam anywhere on your site offering sex for money? If so, enjoy your ten years in Federal prison. (And yes, we’ve seen several cases where people engaging in illegal activity find unmonitored corners of sites that allow user-contributed content and use them to communicate. We act to shut that down when we find out about it, but we’re strongly against sending the operators of those sites — or us — to prison for “facilitating” those communications.)
This sort of crackdown on online communication has been attempted several times in the past, usually around intellectual property. (Remember SOPA, PIPA, etc.?) But intellectual property owners, despite being good lobbyists, aren’t very sympathetic public figures. Sex trafficking victims are.
That is definitely reason enough not to pass it. But that’s still not the end of the story.
If you live in the United States and you ever took even a high-school level civics class, you probably ran across the concept of an ex post facto law. This refers to a situation where, if I’m in government and you do something legal that I don’t like, I make a law against it, I make that law retroactive, and then I use it to prosecute you for what you already did. That’s not how law works, and it’s not allowed.
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Former French President Sarkozy In Police Custody Over Illegal Campaign Funding
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into custody at the judicial police station in Nanterre over illegal campaign financing.
He will be questioned over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign.
In April 2012, the investigative website Mediapart published a document it said was signed by a senior Libyan official stating that Libya approved a payment of €50m to “support” Sarkozy’s election campaign.
According to Le Monde, this is the first time Sarkozy has been questioned in relation to the investigation, which was launched in April 2013.RT reports: https://archive.fo/O2IrYhttps://www.rt.com/news/421768-sarkozy-french-president-custody/
“It’s me who made him president,” Gaddafi said in an interview recorded in 2011. Gaddafi was speaking in Tripoli in mid-March, just a few days before the first Western strikes that led to his downfall and killing by militias in October, 2011.
Claims that Sarkozy allegedly received backing from Gaddafi first surfaced in 2012, when Mediapart news agency accused him of accepting €50 million from the Libyan leader to fund his 2007 campaign.
The agency published a statement signed by former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa asserting that the claim was true. Sarkozy accused the organization of slander, dismissing the claims as “grotesque.”
The former president’s alleged ties with Gaddafi came under the spotlight again in November 2016. In an interview with Mediapart, Ziad Takieddine, the man who introduced Nicolas Sarkozy to Muammar Gaddafi, confessed to having brought several suitcases containing €5 million prepared for the Libyan regime to the Ministry of the Interior in late 2006 and early 2007.
“It was a case like that. It opened like this. And the money was inside,” Takieddine said in a film released by Mediapart.https://archive.fo/y54ddhttp://yournewswire.com/former-french-president-sarkozy-in-police-custody-over-illegal-campaign-funding/
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Third World USSA: Death Toll Tises In Collapse of Unmaintained Miami Bridge
The death toll rose overnight in the catastrophic collapse of a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County, as a search for survivors became a mission to recover bodies, police said before dawn Friday.
At least six people are confirmed dead, Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters at the scene along a normally busy, eight-lane thoroughfare where the 174-foot-long bridge came down Thursday afternoon.
Five people died at the scene and another person died at the hospital, Zabaleta said.
At least one of the deceased was an FIU student, Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez said during a second press conference Friday morning. Students had been on spring break and the campus was less busy than usual this week.
Authorities withheld victims’ names. The death toll could rise, Zabaleta warned.
“There is the possibility, the sad possibility, that under the concrete there may be additional vehicles.” Zabaleta said.
At least eight vehicles were beneath the broken concrete slabs, officials have said.
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said for the time being, they would not provide information about casualties.
“We’re not going to talk numbers anymore,” Perez said about sweeping tallies of the injured and the dead under the rug. “We expect to find other individuals down there. So what’s probably best is we wait to find all the vehicles and we’ll give you a grand total of the fatalities and the magnitude of this event.”
This is a perfect example of what happens when taxpayer money is wasted on insolvent bureaucracy rather than building and maintaining infrastructure. When trillions in debt are spent on wars rather than making sure our domestic infrastructure is funded properly.
Expect much more of these deadly incidents to unfold in the future as the USSA enters third world territory.https://archive.fo/1DtqBhttp://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/miami-dade/fl-reg-fiu-bridge-collapse-20180315-story.html
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Uber CEO Halts All Autonomous Car Tests After Deadly Crash
As we detailed earlier, Tempe, Arizona police report that a self-driving Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode when it was involved in a deadly crash overnight.
As ABC15 reports, the crash occurred near Mill Avenue and Curry Road early Monday morning.
The Uber vehicle was reportedly headed northbound when a woman walking outside of the crosswalk was struck.
The woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.
Tempe Police says the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and a vehicle operator was also behind the wheel.
Police added in a statement that the woman’s “next of kin has not been notified yet so her name is not being released at this time. Uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation.”
In a brief statement from an Uber spokesperson, they confirm:
“We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”
And Bloomberg reports that Uber will now halt all autonomous car-testing in all cities (including San Francisco, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh).
Two questions come to mind - was the women crossing the road on Facebook at the time (Zuckerberg's fault) and/or was the car hacked by Russia? (HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!).
This is the first pedestrian killed by an autonomous vehicle.
As Tiffany Li - (@tiffanycli) notes, who should be liable for this death? Uber? The car manufacturer? The software programmers? Tech lawyers have debated this question for decades. If this goes to trial, we'll soon have an answer.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted of the "incredibly sad news"...
Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. https://t.co/cwTCVJjEuz
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) March 19, 2018https://archive.fo/jvdtRhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-19/uber-halts-all-autonomous-car-tests-after-deadly-crash-overnight
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Next On The Police State Agenda: Banning Mail, Forcing Amazon Drone Deliveries?
MEET MR. CIA HIMSELF, JEFF BEZOS THE MAN WHO HIRED THE NEXT UNIBOMBER!
Following the fifth bombing in less than three weeks, Austin police - as well as federal agents with the FBI and ATF - are no closer to solving the mystery of who is sending these bombs, and why?
After initially entertaining the theory that the bombings could be racially motivated, a more racially diverse victim base in recent attacks has discounted this theory. In each bombing, the weapons have been loaded with nails and shrapnel. Domestic terrorism has also been discussed as a motive, according to the Associated Press.
As an aside, the AP also clarified that it was unable to confirm reports that one FedEx employee had been injured in Tuesday morning's blast.
While the first three bombings all occurred east of Interstate 35, a section of town that tends to be more heavily minority and less affluent, Sunday's was west of the highway. The differences in where the blasts have occurred, the lack of a motive and other unknowns make it harder to draw conclusions about a possible pattern, further unnerving a city on edge.
Fred Milanowski, an ATF agent who's working the case, said investigators have followed up on more than 500 leads. Police have asked anybody with surveillance cameras at nearby homes to come forward with their footage, hoping that one of the cameras might've captured something suspicious.
With students preparing to return to Austin following Spring Break, police are telling residents to be extra cautious.
Meanwhile, the PGA's Dell Technologies Match Play tournament is scheduled to begin in Austin on Wednesday, bringing dozens of the world's best golfers to the state capitol.
"I'm pretty sure the tour has enough security to keep things safe in here. But this is scary what's happening," said golfer Jhonattan Vegas, already in town.
But after five bombings in the span of five weeks, investigators have no solid leads.
That should be incredibly concerning to all residents of the Austin area.
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Sad! Toys R Us Files Bankruptcy Over Declining Birth Rates
This week, Toys R Us officially filed liquidation papers. It will shutter or sell each of its 735 stores across the US.
The toy chain's sales have declined in recent years, largely due to competition from online retailers like Amazon, some $4.8 billion worth of debt, and a rise in labor costs. All of these factors are laid out in Toys R Us' most recent annual filing, published in April 2017.
In the filing, the company also mentions another, more unexpected threat to its business: declining birth rates.
"Most of our end-customers are newborns and children and, as a result, our revenues are dependent on the birth rates in countries where we operate," the filing reads. "In recent years, many countries' birth rates have dropped or stagnated as their population ages, and education and income levels increase. A continued and significant decline in the number of newborns and children in these countries could have a material adverse effect on our operating results."
In the US, births started to decline rapidly after the Great Recession (which began in late 2007 and ended in 2009), and have continued to fall since then. Meanwhile, the average life expectancy has stayed relatively high at 78.6 years.
Some economists say the US is at risk of becoming "a demographic time bomb," which means fertility rates are falling at the same time that longevity is increasing. Japan — where 2017 marked a 118-year low for fertility and people are living longer than ever before — is regarded as the poster child for this phenomenon.
According to the most recent CDC data available, US births hit a record low in 2016, bringing the general fertility rate among women aged 15 to 44 to 62 births per 1,000 women. https://archive.fo/skpALhttp://www.businessinsider.com/why-did-toys-r-us-close-declining-birth-rate-2018-3
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Sick! Bill Gates is helping India win its war on human waste
October, 2, 2019 is an important date for India's government.
Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, it marks the proposed finish line for "Clean India," the country's ambitious plan to install 75 million toilets around the country.
Right now, 600,000 of the world's 1.7 million who die annually from unsafe water and sanitation (due primarily to open, unclean toilets) live in India. As billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently wrote on his blog, those kinds of conditions make a plan like Clean India worthy of both praise and financial support.
Over the past several years, The Gates Foundation has donated millions in aid and grant money to both federal governments and private companies. Some of those donations were used to created high-tech toilets for use in low-income countries.
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Russia Responds: Russian Nuclear Subs Quietly Reach Commiefornia Coast
Russian nuclear submarines have quietly reached the Californian coastline, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.
The submarines were conducting an exercise near American military bases with the objective of avoiding detection, a submarine squadron commander told Zvezda (a Russian military TV network).Rt.com reports: https://archive.fo/w7tclhttps://www.rt.com/news/421471-russian-nuclear-subs-us-drills/
According to a submarine officer filmed in the show, the Navy command ordered to take position in the vicinity of US military bases during exercises.
“This mission has been accomplished, the submarines showed up in the set location in the ocean and returned to base,” the commander of the submarine squadron, Sergey Starshinov, told Zvezda.
Asked if the submarines had managed to stay off the radar during the mission, Starshinov replied: “Yes. This is our objective – to come and go undetected.” The Navy commander said the Russian vessels came “close enough” to American shores but did not violate US maritime borders, remaining in neutral waters.
The date and location of the covert mission have not been disclosed, but the channel said the Russian nuclear-powered submarines “reached the very coastline of the US.”
Shchuka-B submarine has been commissioned for the Soviet Navy in 1986. The nuclear-powered sub is capable of launching Kalibr or Granat cruise missiles, engaging underwater targets with its 553mm torpedoes, and staying submerged for up to 100 days, according to open sources.
As with many Russian nuclear submarines, the information of their status as well as current and past deployments is sparse. It is understood that several submarines of this class are being operated by the Russian Navy or undergoing modernization. One Shchuka-B submarine was leased to India, where it entered service under the name INS ‘Chakra’.
In 2016, a senior US Navy official complained the military branch cannot ensure full awareness of Russian submarine deployments which were at the level unseen since the Cold War.
“The submarines that we’re seeing are much more stealthy,” Admiral Mark Ferguson, commander of US Naval Forces in Europe at the time, told CNN. The Russians “have more advanced weapons systems, missile systems that can attack land at long ranges,” and their operational capabilities were getting better “as they range farther from home waters.”https://archive.fo/haOXAhttp://yournewswire.com/russian-nuclear-subs-californian-coast/
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UK Despots Backstab Voters, Burn Brexit To The Ground, Britian To Remain Subjugated Vassal State Under EU Dictatorship
The United Kingdom will agree to follow all European Union rules after Brexit and keep the nation’s borders open for the duration of the transition period to 2022, with further bad news for fisheries and communities in Northern Ireland as a new agreement was reached in Brussels Monday.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made the announcement in a joint press conference with Britain’s David Davis in Brussels, where the pair presented what was introduced as a “legal text which constitutes a decisive step” towards a final agreement. Revealing the enormous extent to which Theresa May’s government has sold out the Brexit-voting British public, Barnier and Davis spoke on a number of key policy areas including immigration, British control over British laws, and regaining control over British fishing waters.
Speaking first at the meeting with journalists, French politician Barnier said Britain had agreed to continue following all Brussels laws for years after the offical Brexit date of March 2019 under the guise of a transition period, but would not be able to challenge or make decisions on that law itself.
Rees-Mogg’s Ultimatum to May: If Britain Bends to EU on Trade Policy It Will Become ‘Joke Nation’ https://t.co/V1V2eakFy6
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 19, 2018
Sugar-coating the fact that Britain won’t be free from the yoke of EU legislation for years to come, Barnier said: “the United Kingdom will no longer participate in EU decision-making processes because after the 30th of March 2019 you will no longer be a member state.”
“Nonetheless, it will preserve all the benefits and advantages of the single market, the customs union, and European policies and will, therefore, be required to respect all European rules just like member states do.”https://archive.fo/tPsN7http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/19/surrender-uk-and-eu-reach-brexit-transition-deal-britain-to-obey-all-brussels-laws-no-control-of-fisheries/
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Good! Based Vlad Wins Russian Election By Landslide
Incumbent Russian leader Vladimir Putin is set to secure a resounding victory in the Russian presidential election, according to partial results made public by the electoral commission.
Vladimir Putin is now leading with over 76 percent of the vote, well above the simple majority needed to avoid a run-off.
Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin is running second with close to 12 percent of the vote, while veteran nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who first ran against Boris Yeltsin in 1991, rounds out the top three with about six percent.
None of the other five candidates is on track to receive more than two percent of the vote.
The early results are in line with exit-polls conducted by Russian polling agencies FOM, which predicted Putin would take 77 percent of the vote, and VCIOM, which forecast a final share of 73.9 percent for the current president.
Ella Pamfilova, head of the Russian Central Election Commission, has said that there were no major violations during the vote, and that only “minor and local complaints” were received.
Shortly after the first results were announced, Vladimir Putin addressed his supporters at a massive anniversary rally in Moscow’s Red Square, marking Crimea's reunification with Russia, and talked to reporters in his election campaign HQ. He thanked his backers and answered questions on the hottest political issues.
Putin was first elected to the Kremlin in 2000, and again four years later. Constitutionally barred from serving more than two consecutive terms, he did not run in 2008, the same year presidential terms were extended from four years to six years. Putin won 63.6 percent of the vote in 2012, and, if the early results are confirmed, he will now stay in his post until 2024, the year he turns 72.https://archive.fo/2ALSnhttps://www.rt.com/news/421639-russian-presidential-election-results/
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More Damning Information About Parkland False Flag Shooting: Authorities Had All The Evidence...
More Damning Information About Parkland False Flag Shooting: Authorities Had All The Evidence To Prevent This ShootingRELATED:https://archive.fo/J0Zby
(Active Shooter Drills, Multiple Shooters Witnessed, FBI Was Aware of Killer)https://archive.fo/OwFuo
(Trump Blasts FBI For Not Taking Action Against Parkland Shooter)https://archive.fo/7gLNY
(Citizen Journalist Blows Truth About Parkland Shooting Wide Open)https://archive.fo/FP6V4
(FBI and Cops Warned Multiple Times About Shooter, Deputies Stood Down During Shooting)https://archive.fo/EgWD6
(Local Police and FBI Knew of Shooter's Social Media Threats, Did Nothing)https://archive.fo/EzqrU
(Emergency Medical Teams Ordered To STAND DOWN After Shooting, While Students Bled Out And Died)https://archive.fo/kmPsX
(Police Radio Recordings Prove Cover Up, Sheriff Refuses to Release Surveillance Footage, SWAT Officers Suspended For Not Standing Down, FBI Admits They Knew About Deadly Threats And Failed To Take Action)FACT: There were already laws in place to prevent this shooting and to confiscate the shooter's guns. Neither did the FBI (who were tipped off about Cruz) NOR the local police (who were also tipped off about Cruz) do anything! Therefore the failures are NOT constitutional protections, but the lack of policing current laws and taking protective measures against a KNOWN dangerous armed individual!
In yet another failure by officials which could have prevented last month's Florida school massacre, Parkland school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that suspect Nikolas Cruz be involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility for a mental evaluation, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.Under the law, having been committed would have made it more difficult, if not impossible for Cruz to have legally obtained firearms.
The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school. -AP
A psychological assessment service initiated by Cruz's mother, Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH), show high school resource officer and Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson along with two high school counselers recommending that Cruz be committed for mental evaluation under Florida's Baker Act - which allows for the involuntary commitment of a person for at least three days. Peterson resigned after his failure to enter the building as shots rang out.
#BREAKING: Broward County Sheriff's Office releases security video showing Deputy Scot Peterson's actions during the February 14 shooting. pic.twitter.com/gs9kAbfgRq
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 15, 2018
Florida law would have allowed Peterson to initiate Cruz's commitment under the Baker Act.
Cruz, 19, faces the death penalty for the February 14 murder of 17 students and teachers, and the wounding of 17 others alleged in a 34-count indictment. Cruz's public defender Melisa McNeill says he would seek a life sentence in exchange for a guilty plea if convicted.
The documents from HBH reveal that Cruz's mother Lynda had fresh concerns about Nikolas's mental state after he punched holes in the wall. After staff from the behavioral clininc came to interview Cruz and the family, Cruz admitted to punching holes but said he did so over breaking up with his girlfriend. He also admitted to cutting his arm with a pencil sharpener.
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Good! Home Depot to Train 20K Veterans, Young Americans for Construction Jobs
President Donald Trump’s tight labor market — through efforts like stricter interior immigration enforcement — is leading to corporations investing in construction jobs for U.S. veterans and young Americans, rather than relying on cheap, illegal alien workers.
An exclusive report by USA Today reveals that Home Depot is planning to invest $50 million in training 20,000 American veterans and soldiers, young people, and disadvantaged youth for construction work as the industry has tightened in Trump’s era of economic nationalism.
The corporation is looking to train a new generation of Americans for the construction industry as a series of events have slowed employment in the industry, including Baby Boomers retiring, workers leaving the industry for other trade industries, and the unavailability of illegal alien workers.
Pro-American immigration reformers, who want to see less overall immigration to the U.S. to boost the wages and quality of life of America’s working and middle class, say the Home Depot announcement is the result of the labor market not being flooded with foreign workers.
Home Depot to donate $50M to train construction workers, address severe shortage https://t.co/v57RCZmXUa
That's what happens when you don't open the immigration/work-visa floodgates.
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) March 9, 2018
For instance, the construction industry has the largest share of illegal alien workers, according to Pew Research. There is a likelihood, though not quantified, that the high employment of illegal aliens in the construction industry has fallen as Trump’s stricter immigration enforcement has led to increased wages in the industry and more competition for companies to retain and hire workers.
This year, for example, 14 illegal alien construction workers were arrested and detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in the Boston, Massachusettes, area.
Home builders over the last year have repeatedly complained of not having their usual continued flow of illegal alien workers to shuffle around the construction industry.
In California, specifically, wages in the construction industry have been kept down by a flood of illegal and legal immigrants taking to the industry, not giving companies an incentive to raise pay.https://archive.fo/eIvIghttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/11/home-depot-to-train-20k-veterans-young-americans-for-construction-jobs-in-trumps-tight-labor-market/
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Bombshell Book About To Come Out Exposing Treason By US Politicians To Sell Out America's Power, Wealth To China
On Thursday, the New York Post published an exclusive excerpt of the soon-to-be-released investigative blockbuster Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer.
In this excerpt, Schweizer reveals that former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry scored a $1 billion deal with the Bank of China’s Bohai Capital just 10 days after Vice President Biden and his son Hunter Biden returned from their 2013 trip to China.https://archive.fo/ydJiRhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/15/ny-post-explosive-secret-empires-book-uncovers-joe-biden-john-kerry-billion-dollar-china-bombshell/From the New York Post:
Joe Biden and John Kerry have been pillars of the Washington establishment for more than 30 years. Biden is one of the most popular politicians in our nation’s capital.
His demeanor, sense of humor, and even his friendly gaffes have allowed him to form close relationships with both Democrats and Republicans. His public image is built around his “Lunch Bucket Joe” persona. As he reminds the American people on regular occasion, he has little wealth to show for his career, despite having reached the vice presidency.
One of his closest political allies in Washington is former senator and former Secretary of State John Kerry. “Lunch Bucket Joe” he ain’t; Kerry is more patrician than earthy. But the two men became close while serving for several decades together in the US Senate. The two “often talked on matters of foreign policy,” says Jules Witcover in his Biden biography.
So their sons going into business together in June 2009 was not exactly a bolt out of the blue.
But with whom their sons cut lucrative deals while the elder two were steering the ship of state is more of a surprise.
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Better Keep Track Of Your Favorite Sites, Search Engines To Be Censored By EU's Dictators
Roughly nine months after Google's parent company Alphabet was slapped with a 2.4 billion euro fine for "abusing its dominance in search," Brussels bureaucrats are reportedly preparing to take things a step further and unleash Europe-wide regulations for search engines and other online platforms and apps. According to the Financial Times, which broke the story, the regulations are meant to protect companies that rely on Google, Apple or Amazon to sell their services or products.
European policymakers have been exploring ways to target "harmful" trade practices as many small firms in the region have complained that tech behemoths like Google have skewed search results to favor its own services over the services of its competitors. The issue has so far been left for members states to deal with. Of the largest European states, France has distinguished itself as among the most aggressive in trying to push back against the US-domiciled tech giants and their allegedly anti-competitive tendencies.
The regulations are also notable in that they represent the most stringent rules governing search engines' behavior by a developed Western power.
Case in point: Earlier today, the French government warned that it could take legal action against Google and Apple over their "abusive" business practices.
"I believe in an economy based on justice and I will take Google and Apple before the Paris Commercial Court for abusive business practices" against French start-ups, said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on a local radio program.
"I consider that Google and Apple, as powerful as they are, shouldn't treat our start-ups and our developers in the way they do today," said Le Maire, calling the situation "unacceptable".
The news didn't have much of an impact on shares of Google, Apple or their megacap-tech brethren.
The EU’s strike against what it refers to as "online intermediation services" was delayed in December so it could be tweaked to cover search engines, according to the FT, which obtained a draft of the regulations.
"Online intermediation services can hold superior bargaining power over their business users, enabling them to behave unilaterally in a way that is capable of harming the businesses using them," the draft says, adding that search engine rankings are also potentially unfair and capable of causing economically significant harm."
Under the new rules, tech companies would be required to supply companies with more information about how their ranking algorithms work. They also would need to provide a formal complaint to any company or app if Google decides to demote or de-list them from its search results.https://archive.fo/7FuQUhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-14/eu-preparing-unleash-first-ever-regulations-targeting-search-engines
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Millions Of Unsuspecting UK Citizens Were Used In Secret BioWarfare Tests
A British Government report published in 2002 confirmed that the Ministry of Defence sprayed the UK public without their knowledge between 1940 and 1979.
It revealed that large parts of the country had been used as a public laboratory to carry out secret germ warfare tests on the public.
Behind closed doors it was agreed that parts of the county could become a testing ground as scientists tried to discover how clouds of bacteria would spread if released towards Britain.
The report said that military personnel were briefed to tell any ‘inquisitive inquirer’ that the trials were part of “research projects into weather and air pollution”.
Families claim the experiments have led to their children suffering birth defects, physical handicaps and learning difficulties.The Guardian reports: https://archive.fo/4nxNI
Many of these tests involved releasing potentially dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms over vast swaths of the population without the public being told.
While details of some secret trials have emerged in recent years, the 60-page report reveals new information about more than 100 covert experiments.
The report reveals that military personnel were briefed to tell any ‘inquisitive inquirer’ the trials were part of research projects into weather and air pollution.
The tests, carried out by government scientists at Porton Down, were designed to help the MoD assess Britain’s vulnerability if the Russians were to have released clouds of deadly germs over the country.
In most cases, the trials did not use biological weapons but alternatives which scientists believed would mimic germ warfare and which the MoD claimed were harmless. But families in certain areas of the country who have children with birth defects are demanding a public inquiry.
One chapter of the report, ‘The Fluorescent Particle Trials’, reveals how between 1955 and 1963 planes flew from north-east England to the tip of Cornwall along the south and west coasts, dropping huge amounts of zinc cadmium sulphide on the population. The chemical drifted miles inland, its fluorescence allowing the spread to be monitored. In another trial using zinc cadmium sulphide, a generator was towed along a road near Frome in Somerset where it spewed the chemical for an hour.
While the Government has insisted the chemical is safe, cadmium is recognised as a cause of lung cancer and during the Second World War was considered by the Allies as a chemical weapon.
In another chapter, ‘Large Area Coverage Trials’, the MoD describes how between 1961 and 1968 more than a million people along the south coast of England, from Torquay to the New Forest, were exposed to bacteria including e.coli and bacillus globigii , which mimics anthrax. These releases came from a military ship, the Icewhale, anchored off the Dorset coast, which sprayed the micro-organisms in a five to 10-mile radius.
The report also reveals details of the DICE trials in south Dorset between 1971 and 1975. These involved US and UK military scientists spraying into the air massive quantities of serratia marcescens bacteria, with an anthrax simulant and phenol.
Similar bacteria were released in ‘The Sabotage Trials’ between 1952 and 1964. These were tests to determine the vulnerability of large government buildings and public transport to attack. In 1956 bacteria were released on the London Underground at lunchtime along the Northern Line between Colliers Wood and Tooting Broadway. The results show that the organism dispersed about 10 miles. Similar tests were conducted in tunnels running under government buildings in Whitehall.
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Bad! Rosenberg sees near-term US importer challenges in shrimp, crab, lobster
Strong farmed shrimp supply means a positive outlook for revenue for US importers in 2018, but also margin pressure, said Bryan Rosenberg, the CEO of Tri-Union Frozen Foods, which trades as Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods (COSFF).
Along with thin margins on shrimp, Rosenberg, who sold his stake in US importer COSFF to Thai Union Group in October 2016, but stayed on as top executive, anticipates “headwinds” on blue swimming crab, snow crab and lobster. Shrimp makes up over 50% of COSFF’s business, with blue swimming crab; snow crab; lobster; finfish, and scallops making up the bulk of the rest.
“I’m optimistic about the relative value of the shrimp category this year. The supply forecast looks strong, and that generally leads to more consumption and opportunities. But I am not as optimistic about importer margins, which are under pressure,” he told Undercurrent News.
“When you have an oversupply condition, everyone in the middle of the supply chain is under pressure. The shrimp market is so fragmented--there are so many people in it and offering it,” he said.
A rosy shrimp supply picture was presented during the Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) in Miami, Florida, organized by the US National Fisheries Institute.
Strong growth from India, a recovery in China and increased production from other Asian and Latin American countries will drive global shrimp production past 3.5 million metric tons in 2018, according to the shrimp panel at the GSMC.
The panel is more bearish than the production level presented during the 2017 Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) in Dublin, Ireland, however. During GOAL, a level of close to 4.5m metric tons was presented for that year.
India -- which supplied 213,956t of shrimp to the US in 2017, worth $2.17 billion -- is forecasted to grow dramatically in the coming years, according to the GSMC panel.
Indian government data shows production of 497,622t for the 2015/2016-year, with the GSMC shrimp panel estimating 566,000t in 2016/2017, 697,000t in 2017/2018 and 757,000t in 2018/2019. India is bullishly targeting 1m metric tons of production in 2020.
This can be tapped by Thai Union and COSFF. Thai Union has started processing in its new, state-of-the-art joint venture plant with Avanti Feeds. The plant, Avanti Frozen Foods, will give COSFF more shrimp to sell into the US market with a vertically integrated story behind it, said Rosenberg.
Rosenberg’s comments on the strong supply picture for 2018 are backed up by forecasts for Indonesia, Ecuador, China, Vietnam and Thailand presented during the GSMC.
Indonesia, which is the next largest supplier to the US market after India, also dramatically increased production in 2017 and should also up the level in 2018, according to the GSMC panel.
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Mad! Global TriMethylol Propane Market Size 2018- ( Chang Chun, Perstorp, Oxea, Mistubish gas, BCC, Polioli and Lanxess)
The research report on Global TriMethylol Propane Market 2018 keenly identifies important facets of the industry. The analysis covers TriMethylol Propane market size, current trends, drivers, challenges, opportunities, as well as key TriMethylol Propane market segments. It is based on historical data and current TriMethylol Propane market needs. Also entails different TriMethylol Propane business approaches adopted by the decision makers. That strengthens TriMethylol Propane growth and make a superior stand in the industry. The TriMethylol Propane market will grow with a significant CAGR during 2018 to 2022. The report isolates the entire TriMethylol Propane market on the basis of key players, regions, applications, and types.
To begin with, it figures out major TriMethylol Propane industry frameworks, rules, regulations, and policies. Then presents an estimation of TriMethylol Propane market share, market dynamics, and leading players. Later, it lists out new TriMethylol Propane propositions to improve business values. In addition, it discovers the TriMethylol Propane market status, current/future projects, consumption and growth rate. It also looks for world TriMethylol Propane market chain analysis, cost and price of raw material. Moreover, it reveals TriMethylol Propane downstream/upstream analysis, and import/export details.
The study provides basic details of the product such as TriMethylol Propane scope, segmentation, overview. Likewise, it covers demand/supply statistics, TriMethylol Propane investment feasibility, and factors that inhibit the growth of an industry. Particularly, it presents TriMethylol Propane product demand, annual revenue and growth aspects of the industry. The upcoming TriMethylol Propane market sections along with the current ones help key players, decision makers, and readers to plan various TriMethylol Propane business approaches accordingly.
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USSA & Israhell Planning Next False Flag Attack In Syria, Warships Already Deployed To Strike In Advance
(Syrian CrISIS & European Destabilization Project)
(Syrian CrISIS: The Busted Bad Actors)
(Can't Mossad The Assad / Bad Actors Lose)
(Cleanup / Bad Actor Exposure)
(Mainstream Media Forced To Expose Bad Actors)
(Blowback: Good Actors Now In Full Control)
(Cleanup / More Bad Actor Exposure)
(Declassified CIA Report Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria)
(James Mattis Admits No Evidence Assad Used Chemical Weapons!)
(US Continues War Mongering Buffoonery)
(Russia Providing Humanitarian Aid To Syria)
Last April, in one of the Trump administration's first "diplomatic" ventures, the US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria, in stated retaliation for the latest alleged chemical attack by the Assad administration, the same "false flag" excuse which was used by the US to officially enter the conflict back in 2013 when military tensions between the US and Russia nearly resulted in a regional war.
Well, it appears that Assad is a relentless glutton for punishment, because not even a year later, the WaPo reported two weeks ago that the US is considering a new military action against Syria for - what else - retaliation against Assad's latest chemical attack, which took place several weeks earlier.
How do we know Assad (and apparently, Russia) was behind the attack? We don't: in fact, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a moment of bizarre honesty, admitted that he really doesn't know much at all about "whoever conducted the attacks." But hey: just like it is "highly likely" that Russia poisoned the former Russian double agent in the UK - with no proof yet - so it is "highly likely" that a clearly irrational Assad was once again behind an attack which he knew would provoke violent and aggressive retaliation by the US, and once again destabilize his regime.
And so we now wait for that flashing, red headline saying that US ships in the Mediterranean have launched a missile attack on Syria, just like a year ago. Only this time Russia - which is allied with the Assad regime - is not planning to be on the defensive, and according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, "US instructors" are currently training militants to stage false flag chemical attacks in south Syria, i.e., the catalyst that will be used to justify the US attack on Assad. The incidents, the ministry said, will be used a pretext for airstrikes on Syrian government troops and infrastructure.
“We have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria,” Russian General Staff spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy said at a news briefing on Saturday.
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Bad! Church in Australia Perpetrates Blasphemy, Bans The Name Jesus
A church in Australia was told to remove the word “Jesus” from its signs ahead of Easter Sunday. It was deemed "too offensive."The Daily Mail reported: https://archive.fo/1oNhe
A church has been forced to remove the word ‘Jesus’ from its signs ahead of Easter because it has been causing offence.
Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading ‘the greatness of His Power’.
Pastor Martin Duffy told 2GB radio that shopping centre manager Lendlease objected to the signs and forced them to be changed to read ‘Risen Christ’ instead of ‘Jesus’.
‘The phrase ‘Jesus is alive’… is the core message of the Christian faith and what Easter’s really all about,’ he said.
‘It’s a good message. I think there’s a minority group out there that are constantly distorting the message of Jesus Christ. It’s just going on and on.’
Elim Church is a West Gosford evangelical church located north of Sydney.https://archive.fo/usPM1http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/jesus-banned-christian-easter-advertisement-offensive/
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Good! 76 Arrested, 13 Children Rescued, In Major 8 State Pedophile Ring Bust
Thirteen children have been rescued from an eight-state pedophile ring that led to the arrest of 76 abusers creating and distributing “extremely violent” child pornography involving infants and toddlers, according to North Carolina authorities.
Of the 76 arrested, eight men were in North Carolina and ranged in age from 32 to 73, according to N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. Eight of the 13 children rescued in the multi-state sting were in North Carolina.NC Patch reports:https://web.archive.org/web/20180317192809/https://patch.com/north-carolina/charlotte/nc-child-sex-exploitation-ring-bust-nabs-76-arrests-13-rescues
During the pedophile investigation 1,255 digital devices were seized, 235 of which were mobile phones. The arrests stemmed from cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and online undercover investigations.
In North Carolina, agents executed 27 search warrants, 56 “knock and talks,” and seized 190 digital devices and 178 DVDs and CDs.
NC SBI said examples of cases include:
Agents tracked down a 21-year-old cyber stalker in Rowan County who is accused of sextortion after demanding nude photographs of a 17-year-old girl in Canada.
In Monroe, N.C., police officers executed a search warrant prompted by a tip and found a 7-year-old girl in an abusive situation.
An arrest of an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador living in the Durham area used a fictitious Facebook account to entice a 14-year-old girl from Virginia to produce sexually explicit videos of herself.
Arrest of Richard Wayne Bell, 73, of Moyock, N.C., who agents charged with child pornography. Bell worked as a church daycare program administrator and served as a church deacon.
A 36-year-old man Macon County man was accused of hands-on sexual offenses against up to five children in crimes that allegedly occurred in North Carolina as well as other states.
In Cherokee County, Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 37-year-old registered sex offender who had failed to report an address change and was found living less than 300 feet from a high school. Authorities said they had evidence that he was selling drugs and using minor girls to traffic drugs.
Detectives in Guilford County, North Carolina found child pornography on seized digital devices belonging to a registered sex offender working as a magician in Guilford County.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces Task Force is comprised of more than 230 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other related criminal justice agencies and prosecutor’s offices. The operation was a coordinated effort between 45 local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies in North Carolina.https://archive.fo/ThhoBhttp://yournewswire.com/76-arrested-pedophile-ring/
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Good! Corrupt FBI Agent McCabe Fired Before He Can Retire, Loses Pension, Lawyers Up Over Collusion Crimes
After former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by the Justice Department late on Friday night just two days before his retirement, because he lied under oath or as AG Sessions said, McCabe "lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions… all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal", McCabe has decided he won't go down quietly in what he has dubbed the Trump administration's "war on the FBI."
McCabe, who briefly led the agency after Director James Comey was fired, said his dismissal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday night was the latest attack on his credibility. He has claimed he's being singled out because of what he witnessed in the aftermath of Comey's ouster.
Of course, some - such as ethics officials belonging to the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility - beg to differ: after all it was they who recommended McCabe's dismissal on Thursday for lying to the Inspector General in the course of a government investigation. As CBS News justice correspondent Paula Reid noted, McCabe's termination takes place just days before the highly anticipated release of the Inspector General's report which is expected to show that he leaked information with the media about the agency's investigation into the Clinton Foundation, and lied under oath.
McCabe has pushed back hard, saying his firing is yet another attempt by the administration to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election process, and allegations that Mr. Trump's campaign colluded with those efforts. In a statement, McCabe wrote that he was, "being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey."
McCabe said in his statement that the inspector general's report was fast-tracked after he told the House Intelligence Committee he would corroborate Comey's accounts of conversations he had with the president. Comey has testified that Trump asked if he would end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
As for the full OIG report due any day now, recall that the former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said that it will contain "some pure TNT", so that's something else to look forward to as the public decides if the yearlong attack on McCabe's credibility - which started with the WSJ's October 2016 report that a "Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife" - is justified.
Ex-FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker puts Comey & McCabe on notice: 'Some pure TNT' will come out in the Inspector General report. pic.twitter.com/QdS3WkiTJ7
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 16, 2018
McCabe also said that "to have my career end in this way, and to be accused of lacking candor when at worst I was distracted in the midst of chaotic events, is incredibly disappointing and unfair. But it will not erase the important work I was privileged to be a part of, the results of which will in the end be revealed for the country to see."
Some, like the president, would disagree.
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
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Trump May Pay For the Border Wall By Withholding Sanctuary City Funds
A border wall with Mexico could initially be financed by withholding federal funds from rogue 'sanctuary' cities, counties, and states - an idea that is being floated by President Trump and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).
"In the upcoming omnibus budget bill, Congress must fund the border wall and prohibit grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that threaten the security of our country and the people of our country," Trump said yesterday during his visit to California to inspect border wall prototypes. "We must enforce our laws and protect our people."
"California sanctuary policies put the entire nation at risk. They’re the best friend of the criminal. That’s what exactly is happening. The criminals take refuge in these sanctuary cities, and it’s very dangerous for our police and enforcement folks."
The president asserted that he may even veto the spending bill if it provides funding for sanctuary cities - regardless of whether there are also provisions for the wall.
President Trump checking out the border wall prototypes. #BuildTheWall pic.twitter.com/FYlW5D8201
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) March 13, 2018
Representative Meadows echoed the president's sentiments during an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight.
"On March 23, we have an omnibus coming up that will fund the entire government, and I believe that we need to put money in for the wall," Meadows said. "Perhaps one of the pay-fors would be this: let's take some of that money that is going in to these sanctuary cities and sanctuary states - who refuse to uphold the rule of law and make sure that their communities are safe - perhaps we take that money back and use it on a down payment on the wall."
Build The Wall: @RepMarkMeadows: @realDonaldTrump is committed to building the wall, we just need to pay for it. Let’s take federal money from sanctuary cities and use it as a down payment on the wall. #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/hx5J2R3igP
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) March 13, 2018
While President Trump has repeatedly vowed that Mexico will ultimately cover the cost of building the wall - a goal that can be accomplished myriad different ways, despite Mexico's protestations - its construction should and can begin as soon as possible, regardless of the initial financing scheme.
Additionally, the wall could quickly pay for itself if it provides even modest results in stemming the tide of illegal aliens crossing the southern US border, as new research published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) projects.
"The findings of this analysis show that if a border wall stopped a small fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings from having fewer illegal immigrants in the country would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall," explains Steven Camarota, director of research at CIS. "Based on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine data, illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of approximately $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall."https://archive.fo/Szrpnhttps://newswars.com/trump-pay-for-the-border-wall-with-sanctuary-city-funds
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Gun Confiscation Begins In Florida: Resident's Firearms, Ammo Confiscated After Psychiatric Treatment
TIME TO AVOID HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS ONCE AGAIN, AS DONE DURING THE OBAMA-ERA!FLASHBACK! Obama Turns Healthcare Into Communist Police State To Grab Guns: https://archive.fo/79uD1
The guns and ammunition of a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point, Florida, resident were confiscated by police in what is reportedly the first such seizure under gun control laws signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) last week.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that “four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition” were taken from the man, and he was “taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment.”
The seized firearms were listed as “a Ruger LCP .380 pistol, an M2 Mauser .45 pistol, a Charter Arms .357 mag snub nose revolver and a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.”
The paper notes that “the civil ruling removing his access to guns and ammunition was granted under … new legislation — which permits confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by Broward’s Chief Judge Jack Tuter.”
The confiscatory order also bars the man from making new firearm or ammunition purchases.
On March 9, Breitbart News reported that Gov. Scott signed a $400 million gun bill that includes orders which allows a family member or law enforcement to petition a judge to order the seizure of an individual’s firearms. The bill also put waiting periods in place for long gun purchases, raised the minimum purchase age for long gun purchases (from 18 to 21), and banned bump stocks.
When asked about the confiscatory order that resulted in the seizure of the Lighthouse Point resident’s firearms, Mayor Glenn Troast said, “This is not about the Second Amendment and it’s not about the NRA. We need commonsense gun laws and this is a commonsense gun law that gives police officers new tools they need to help us protect our community.”https://archive.fo/5jQalhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/16/begins-florida-firearms-ammunition-confiscated-gun-control-law/
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New York City Passes First Bitcoin Mining Ban In US
In sleepy upstate New York, one small 'post-industrial' (third world) city has adopted what's widely believed to be the first bitcoin mining ban in the US. On Thursday evening, the city council in Plattsburgh New York voted unanimously to impose an 18-month moratorium on bitcoin mining, per Motherboard.
As we pointed out earlier this month, two large-scale bitcoin mining operations in the town had become a tremendous drain on the local utilities. This is a problem because,according to the Municipal Electric Utility Association, since the 1950s, the city is allotted a certain amount of inexpensive hydropower generated on the St. Lawrence River. Bitcoin miners are often drawn to areas with inexpensive hydro-power, like the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest.
Mining is the extremely energy-intensive computational process that secures the Bitcoin blockchain and rewards miners with bitcoins, and increasingly, environmentalists are worried that the tremendous amount of energy required to power the bitcoin network could adversely impact the environment. Already, the bitcoin network uses more energy on a daily basis than many countries, including the Republic of Ireland...
The Bitcoin moratorium was proposed by Plattsburgh's Mayor Colin Read earlier this month after local residents began reporting wildly inflated electricity bills. But unfortunately for residents, the moratorium affects only new commercial Bitcoin operations and will not affect companies that are already mining in the city.
"I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints that electric bills have gone up by $100 or $200," Read said. "You can understand why people are upset."
Thanks to a hydroelectric dam on the St. Lawrence River, Plattsburgh has some of the cheapest energy in the US - its mayor claims it's among the cheapest electricity in the world.
To wit, residents pay only 4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (the US average is a little over 10 cents). Industrial enterprises, including Bitcoin mines, pay even less, often just 2 cents per kilowatt-hour.
But there's a catch: The problem is that Plattsburgh only has an allotment of 104 megawatt-hours of electricity per month. The biggest Bitcoin mining operation in Plattsburgh, operated by a Puerto Rican company called Coinmint, uses roughly 10% of the city’s total power budget.
The heavy power use forced city employees to purchase electricity on the open market in January at far higher prices. Those prices could be as high as 37 cents per kwh. That cost was distributed among city residents, with some paying between $100 and $200 more for their electricity that month. While this does occasionally happen during the frigid winter months, this year's winter has been relatively mild.
"We could use 100 megawatts in two months’ time if we opened up the floodgates," Read told Motherboard. "And then there would be no cheap power left for our residents. Some of the proposals we’ve been seeing, they want to take 20 or 30 megawatt bites of power, and we don’t have that."
In the next 18 months, city officials promised to work with locals and newcomer miners to develop a solution. Read suggested a number of possible solutions, such as making miners pay for any overages, or increasing the rate for miners.
According to one miner, either of these arrangements would be welcomed by the mining community, which includes a few locals.
"It would never cost the Plattsburgh citizens any more money to let more miners come in here because the miners are willing to pay for those overages when it's super cold," Tom Pillsworth, a Plattsburgh local and partner at the second largest Bitcoin mine in the city, told Motherboard. "The miners are more than willing to pay."https://archive.fo/zDaiThttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-16/weve-been-hearing-lot-complaints-city-passes-first-us-bitcoin-mining-ban
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Theresa May Deploys Warships To Russia As WW3 In The Plans To Set Up West's Demise
British Prime Minister Theresa May has deployed Navy warships to the Russian coast as tensions between Russia and the UK reach boiling point.
The large-scale military exercise, being led by NATO forces, is being done in a desperate effort to combat “increasingly aggressive military activity” by Moscow.Express.co.uk reports: https://archive.fo/uV0YQhttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/932008/World-War-3-Theresa-May-warship-combat-Russia-threat-Vladimir-Putin
Dubbed “Dynamic Manta 2018”, the operation will involve the US and the UK along with 8 other members of NATO.
Admiral Foggo, the commander of the US’ Naval Forces Europe, skewered the Kremlin for its “increasingly aggressive military activity” ahead of scheduling this war drill.
As part of the show of strength that will surely enrage Vladimir Putin, six submarines, 10 maritime patrol aircraft and nine surface ships will take part in Dynamic Manta.The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer and HMS Duncan have been sent towards Italy’s cost.
Why is Italy being forced to pay for the UK's aggression?
Over 5,000 military staff are also set to appear. The operation is set to be completed tomorrow.
Yet another example of brazen foolishness and war hawking, which most people CARE NOT be involved with, let alone thrust into a nuclear war the West is guaranteed not to win! After all, we rely on countries like China for most of our military technologies to be manufactured, not to mention a lot of supplies! The West has trillions of dollars of DEBT while Eastern nations are holding the majority of gold, silver and other commodity stockpiles (as well as the industry which goes hand-in-hand). The unbelievable level of ignorance and arrogance continues, the last stages of Empire at its finest!
You can read about many more serious problems our military now faces here: https://archive.fo/ylFdm
Here are some serious recommendations, you really should prepare to protect you and your loved ones: >>>/endtimes/7
Remember, those who are trying to disarm you ARE YOUR ENEMIES. Foreign or domestic! I will NEVER fight by the side of those who attempt to disarm me, but against them!https://archive.fo/ymI5hhttp://yournewswire.com/theresa-may-warships-russia-ww3/
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Mr. Putin, I Do Too, I Do Too
Vladimir Putin had to protect himself with firearms due to criminality in Russia during the pro-market reforms of the 1990s, and even considered taking a side-job as a taxi driver, the president revealed in an interview.
The revelations emerged in a documentary about Putin, made by Russian journalist Andrey Kondrashov. In the film, one of the president’s friends, famous cello player Sergey Roldugin, said Putin used to keep a firearm near his bed during the 1990s.
In an interview for the documentary, the Russian leader said modern crime drama tended to exaggerate the level of lawlessness in the country at that time.
“In my country home, I had to put a pump-action shotgun near my bed, this is true. But these were the times back then – better to be safe than sorry,” he said.
OP too sleeps with a shotgun next to his bed, only not in the USSR, but in the USSA.https://archive.fo/q4HSFhttps://www.rt.com/politics/421380-putin-pump-shotgun-interview/
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TYRANNY: Facebook Bans 'Britain First' Posts After Leaders Jailed For Political Dissent
Facebook has taken down the pages of "Britain First", a far-right group that entered the headlines last year when President Trump retweeted its videos, and those of its leaders as the company cracks down on posts that purportedly violate its rules about 'hate' speech.
Per Bloomberg, Britain First’s Facebook page, and the pages of its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were taken down after they repeatedly posted content that was deemed to be "hate speech."
The Britain First page had more than two million likes. Facebook didn't confirm what posts were specifically responsible for the ban, but did say the group would be barred from creating a new page.
"We do not do this lightly," said Facebook, "but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups, which disqualifies the Pages from our service."
Back in December, President Trump bristled at this characterization of Britain First as a "hate" group when he elicited condemnations from UK Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders after he retweeted videos initially tweeted by Britain First. One video showed a Muslim migrant attacking a Dutch man; another showed a man smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. A third showed a man being pushed from the top of a building in Alexandria.
Trump even canceled what was supposed to be an informal visit to the UK over the backlash.
As the Guardian reported, Britain First was deregistered as a political party in November 2017.
And last week, Fransen and Golding (pictured above) were jailed for a series of hate crimes against Muslims. The pair, who received 36 weeks’ and 18 weeks’ imprisonment, were arrested in May 2017 as part of an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and online videos posted during a trial at Canterbury crown court in the same month.
Despite all the backlash, a report released earlier this month by Hope Not Hate, an "anti-hate" group, showed that BF had the "second most liked Facebook page in the politics and society category in the UK – after the royal family."So in the UK, the police continue to cover-up pedophilia and rape of innocent children. Muslims continue to attack and kill innocent civilians while no one is allowed to defend themselves, nor will the police defend you either. And if you dare speak out, you get jailed!
The UK has been confirmed a totalitarian SHITHOLE.https://archive.fo/HpinBhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-14/facebook-bans-britain-first-despite-once-being-retweeted-trump
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Russia Responds To UK Fiasco, Expels UK Diplomats
Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.
After the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two, Britain has pointed the finger at President Vladimir Putin and on Thursday May gave the 23 Russians who she said were spies working under diplomatic cover at London’s embassy a week to leave.
The diplomats are due to leave London on March 20, RIA news agency quoted Russia’s ambassador to Britain as saying.
Russia has denied any involvement in the Skripal case. It has cast Britain as a post-colonial power unsettled by its impending exit from the European Union, and even suggested London fabricated the attack in an attempt to whip up anti-Russian hysteria.
Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital Astana if Moscow would expel British diplomats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said: “We will, of course.”
Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain the attack. U.S. President Donald Trump said it looked as though the Russians were behind it.https://archive.fo/f0Xno
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Angela Merkel Orders The Genocide of Germans To Make Room For More Migrant Waves
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P.E.I. propane prices tumble
The price of propane took a big tumble, while gas was down a little and heating oil remained steady, in the mid-month price adjustment from P.E.I.'s Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
Propane prices were down different amounts depending on the dealer. Here are the changes in the bulk delivery price.
Irving: Down 4 cents to 82.9 cents/litre.Kenmac: Down 9 cents to 80.5 cents/litre.Superior: Down 8.4 cents to 81.5 cents/litre.
The price of regular, self-serve gasoline, including taxes, fell to a minimum of $1.149, down 1.9 cents.http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-petroleum-prices-march-15-1.4577203
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WHY DID TONS OF AMERICAN DORE SILVER BARS FALL OUT OF A RUSSIAN PLANE?
In the west there is "helicopter money." In Russia, they do "airplane gold."
Gems, precious metals and diamonds worth hundreds of millions rained over Russia’s coldest region when a Russian plane with ten tons of gold, platinum and diamonds lost a significant part of its cargo upon taking off from an airport in the Russian region of Yakutsk, famous for its rich natural resources and diamond deposits.
The precious rain then continued as the aircraft gained height.
The Nimbus Airlines AN-12 cargo plane hit problems during takeoff, resulting in a breach in the hull that allowed its precious cargo to fall all over the runway.https://archive.fo/89otp
While it has been known that China and Russia are relentlessly stacking gold, a recent turn of events point to something big going on under the surface with silver.
Tie Hugo’s presentation in to those sweet pics we saw of Russia’s stack, and what was there to notice?
That’s right: The Russians have been busy stacking mad amounts of silver: https://archive.fo/Mlj1M/33151f49223767b5d86d7dc99d8842d2818bde75.jpg
Why is Russia stacking silver?
The United States used to have a silver stack, called a “strategic stockpile”, but that has since been depleted.
Yesterday in an interview with Greg Hunter, David Morgan talked a little about that.
Back on track. Two summers ago, Hugo Salinas Price told the Russians how to introduce a Silver Ruble. This is important to understand – not a silver-backed ruble, but an actual silver coin!
The Russians, either directly or through some type of “agent buyer” are just being efficient and getting prepped silver bars.
Buying the melt bars instead of bags of 90% coins also serves the purpose of not having an accident which could turn into a geo-political blunder at best or a powder-keg nightmare at worse by giving the perception that the Russians are removing pre-1965 silver coinage from the United States.
If the Russian plan is to launch a Russian Silver Ruble, and if the formula for this Russian Silver Ruble launch is to use a 90% silver alloy, well heck, those melt bars are exactly what the Dr (Hugo Salinas Price) ordered!
Take a good look at this bar that fell out of the recent Russian plane: https://archive.fo/Mlj1M/9234ab54540711066920d367c8e15a8f854844e1.jpg
That’s NOT a 1000 oz .999 fine COMEX silver bar. Oh no.That looks like a dore bar, which would be a type of crude quick cast bar of lower purity, as in perhaps a 90% melt bar from the United States?
Scroll back up and look at those silver bars in Russia’s stack – they have Russian writing on them.
That dore bar directly above, on the other hand, has what looks like an English “A” as well as some English numbers.
Now, this article was originally going to be a “Helicopter Money Russian Edition” Thursday Humor post, because a cargo plane in Russia literally dropped a bunch of gold by accident on take-off.https://archive.fo/Mlj1M
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Some Good News In A World Gone Mad (For Syrians)
(Syrian CrISIS & European Destabilization Project)
(Syrian CrISIS: The Busted Bad Actors)
(Can't Mossad The Assad / Bad Actors Lose)
(Cleanup / Bad Actor Exposure)
(Mainstream Media Forced To Expose Bad Actors)
(Blowback: Good Actors Now In Full Control)
(Cleanup / More Bad Actor Exposure)
(Declassified CIA Report Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria)
(James Mattis Admits No Evidence Assad Used Chemical Weapons!)
(US Continues War Mongering Buffoonery)
For the first time since entrapped for five years, held hostage by US [and Israel]-supported terrorists in East Ghouta, thousands of Syrian civilians safely left the enclave though Russia’s humanitarian corridor – from newly liberated areas.
According to Russian General Vladimir Zolotukhin, “withdrawal of civilians from the settlements of Hamuria, Sakba and Khazze south of the city of Douma is being carried out along the humanitarian corridor opened on March 15.”
“At present, more than 4,000 people have been withdrawn from Hamuria. The withdrawal of civilians continues. By the end of the day, at least 13,000 people are expected to leave.”
They’re receiving hot meals, fresh water and medical treatment as needed. On Thursday, a humanitarian convoy delivered 137 tons of food and medicines to Douma – lots more heading for liberated East Ghouta areas.
Sergey Lavrov said Russia will continue working to enforce Security Council resolutions, requiring respect for Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Contrary to its obligations, Washington seeks regime change and destruction of Syrian sovereignty, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing it.
Around four weeks after entering East Ghouta, Syrian forces separated US-supported terrorists into three surrounded pockets, over 70% of the enclave liberated.
Total liberation is coming unless US warplanes attack Syrian forces. Russia warned against it, vowing a harsh response.
A statement by Russia’s embassy in Washington warned the Trump administration “to refrain from irresponsible (actions) and plans that can lead to an irreversible escalation of the conflict,” adding:
“We warned Washington several days ago against being tempted to use provocations by Syrian militants, who use chemical weapons against civilians, to justify an attack on Damascus.”
“Threats by the US ambassador to the UN…are apparently meant to reconcile everyone with its inevitability.”https://archive.fo/1038Vhttp://stephenlendman.org/2018/03/good-news-world-gone-mad/
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Australia To Offer Asylum To White South African Farmers
Australia is ready to offer special visas to white South African farmers who are currently being tortured and murdered as their corrupt government illegally seize their land.
Peter Dutton, Australia’s home affairs minister, said his department was preparing a range of methods to allow farmers flee persecution from the murderous South African regime.Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/F6jnIhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/14/australia-examining-fast-track-visas-for-threatened-south-african-farmers/
As Breitbart News has reported, South Africans are increasingly worried that the government’s plans to expropriate land from white farmers without compensation could destroy the economy and the country’s fragile democracy.
South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to pursue the same course as Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe in expropriating farmland from white farmers without compensation.
President Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma after years of corruption scandals finally forced the 75-year-old from office, was cheered in the South African parliament as he pledged to “accelerate our land distribution programme … to redress a grave historical injustice [and] make more land available to our people for cultivation.”
Such is the level of violence in South Africa that thousands of mainly white, Afrikaans-speaking farmers have taken to the streets to protest and plead for help.
Last year the October 30th #BlackMonday protests were organised after civil rights group AfriForum released figures claiming the murder rate for South African farmers was 156 per 100,000 — putting it well above the already high national average and making farming arguably the most dangerous occupation in the world outside a warzone.
At the same time, the number of slain farmers, farm workers, and family members — most of them white — had hit 71, surpassing the estimated death toll for 2016.
Now Australia stands ready to offer help.
“If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts, it’s a horrific circumstance they face,” Mr. Dutton told the Telegraph.https://archive.fo/e98FAhttp://yournewswire.com/australia-asylum-south-african-farmers/
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Oy Vey! Pakistan Is Building Barbed Wire Border Fence to Keep Out Terrorists
Pakistan is building a border wall with Afghanistan, after decades of unsuccessfully controlling the flow of terrorists and criminals who quietly slip back and forth across the porous 1,500-mile border between the two countries, evading capture.
The wall is not concrete, but consists of a comprehensive border system that includes two layers of 12-feet-tall barbed-wire fencing, surveillance cameras, solar lights, an intrusion detection system, and hundreds of manned forts and thousands of observation posts. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
Last week, Breitbart News and two other news outlets were escorted by the Pakistan military into the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to one observation post along the border near the Pakistani village of Miran Shah and just about 30 miles from Khost, Afghanistan – once considered a terrorist hotbed.
There, shiny double-layered fencing could be seen zigzagging the hilly terrain for miles between observation posts, spaced three to five kilometers apart. They are currently being manned by the Pakistan Army Frontier Corps.
Pakistan’s top military officer, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, conceived of the idea when he took command in November 2016 as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff. Construction began last June.
According to the Pakistan military’s top spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, it has “phenomenally reduced the unchecked border crossings.”
The fence is being constructed at a critical time between U.S. and Pakistan relations.https://archive.fo/yTptthttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/14/pakistan-is-building-a-wall-to-keep-out-terrorists-simplest-solution-in-the-history-of-the-world/
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UK Expels 23 Russian Diplomats, Freezes Russian Assets, Suspends High-Level Contacts, Russia Promises Response
The UK was braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent.
Russia, which denied any involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military, said it was not responding to May’s ultimatum until it received samples of the nerve agent, in effect challenging Britain to show what sanctions it would impose against Russian interests.
“Moscow had nothing to do with what happened in Britain. It will not accept any totally unfounded accusations directed against it and will also not accept the language of ultimatums,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday according to Reuters. He added, however, that Russia remained open to cooperating with Britain in investigating the poisoning, blaming the British authorities for refusing to share information.
Theresa May announced that Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats who are "undeclared intelligence officers", i.e., spies. The retaliation comes as part of a range of measures in response to the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.
Speaking to parliament, Theresa May said the Russian state was culpable in the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and is the reason for the expulsion of 23 diplomats: "All who been identified as undeclared intelligence officers. They have just one week to leave," she said.
UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats over nerve agent poisoning #Salisbury pic.twitter.com/1geAdkrZ58
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 14, 2018
"This will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years and it will reflect the fact that this is not the first time the Russian state has acted against our country" she added.
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As Western Societies Collapse Under Tyranny And Debt Insolvency... China And Russia Form Uranium Partnership
China and Russia are teaming up for a joint uranium mining project in Western Russia.
The ARMZ Uranium holding subsidiary of Russian state owned energy giant Rosatom will be partnering with the Russia-China Investment fund (RCIF) on the $325 million project in the Zabaikalsky region.
The Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union will reportedly own 51% of the new project, while ARMZ will hold the remaining 49%. The majority of the financing will come from the China National Nuclear Corporation with a $282 million investment, while the RCIF will put up the rest.
The mine has a total reported reserves of 40,000 tons of uranium ore, with an annual capacity of 850,000 tons expected - and will break ground by 2023.
China is the first foreign country allowed to invest in Russian uranium mining, which the Kremlin has been aggressively pursuing as part of a "uranium dominance strategy" uncovered by undercover FBI whistleblower William D. Campbell, who supplied the agency with information from the highest levels of Russia's nuclear industry.
The strategy included the purchase of Canadian-based Uranium One, which gave the Kremlin rights to 20% of American yellowcake uranium.
Campbell told lawmakers the purchase of the Uranium One assets and the securing of billions of new uranium sales contracts inside the United States during the Obama years were part of the “Russian uranium dominance strategy.” -The Hill
Campbell, despite being severely ill with cancer, testified before Congress about his undercover work - telling them of a scheme to route millions of dollars to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) through lobbying firm APCO, which was expected to funnel a portion of its annual $3 million lobbying fee to the charity.
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.“ -William Campbell
Officials with APCO - the lobbying firm accused of funneling the money to the Clinton Global Initiative, told The Hill that its support for CGI and its work for Russia were not connected in any way, and involved different divisions of the firm.
Meanwhile, Russia's Rosatom expects to sign foreign contracts worth $26 billion in 2018 for the construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants in India, Iran, Egypt, China and several other countries - including 16 plants in Saudi Arabia.https://archive.fo/kzssShttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-14/china-and-russia-form-uranium-partnership
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Hungary's Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Petrodollar Debt Insolvency
A country's sovereignty is becoming the driving force of so many changes in the geopolitical sphere, today. Whether it is Brexit, surprise electoral victories in central Europe or a change in trade deals, sovereignty is at the forefront of so many of these decisions.
One of the first indicators that there was a change in the water when it comes to globalisation and international cooperation was through central bank gold buying and repatriation.
For some time now many central banks have been working on building up their gold reserves and ensuring they are stored on soil it believes to be safe and trustworthy.
The most recent central bank to make this change is that of Hungary. Last week it was announced that it intends to bring 100,000 ounces of its very limited 5 tonnes gold reserves, back home from the Bank of England.
This is not an unusual move. In recent years we have seen the likes of Germany, Venezuela and the Netherlands each repatriate their gold from various locations. The pace does appear to have been picking up since the late Hugo Chavez decided to bring home 180 tonnes of gold in 2011.
Furthermore, huge central banks namely Russia and China have been adding to their gold hoards, one more publicly than the other. Both have also been encouraging the use of gold as a means of payment in international trade as a means of avoiding US dollar hegemony.
The decision to place more focus on gold reserves is a statement by central banks and their governments to reduce the counterparty risk on their reserve assets. When holding another country's currency you are vulnerable, the same applies to when a third-party holds your gold at a time when their own assets are perhaps more exposed than you're comfortable with.
Hungary's decision on gold repatriation was not something that made the mainstream news. After all, 100,000 ounces is very little when you consider than Russia increased its physical gold exposure by 20 tons in January 2018 alone.
Hungary decision is, however, a major comment on the current mindset of countries that feel they need to start working to protect their finances and borders. Hungary's political changes are widely known and have been criticised extensively by both the EU and wider Western world.
The decision to bring gold home is a statement that says Prime Minister Viktor Orban would rather have the country's assets close to home rather than in the hands-off a country that perhaps does not have his own best interests at heart.
This is a common theme, not just reflected in gold repatriation decisions but also in gold purchases.
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Good! Natural News Ready To Sue Google If Youtube Channel Not Restored
In the most egregious demonstration yet of outright tyranny and oppression of free speech, YouTube terminated the entire Health Ranger channel (“TheHealthRanger”) without explanation over a week ago. Since then, the internet has expressed increasing outrage toward YouTube for blatant censorship of a channel with over 350,000 subscribers, 1700+ videos and over a decade of video content covering natural medicine, home gardening, laboratory science and liberty podcasts.
The blatant censorship purge being carried out by tech gatekeepers like Google, YouTube and Facebook can only be called “techno-fascism,” and it’s rooted in radical left-wing ideology that has disturbingly morphed into an intolerance cult of totalitarian nut jobs. These people believe that censoring all political opponents is a “victory” for their twisted ideology, and they have now weaponized their power to censor into a campaign of oppression that’s so dangerous, even the creator of the World Wide Web is now calling for the tech giants to be urgently regulated to protect free speech.
“What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms,” warned Tim Berners-Lee in this Web Foundation post. “This concentration of power creates a new set of gatekeepers, allowing a handful of platforms to control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared.”
“What’s more, the fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponise the web at scale,” Lee added. He’s referring to the tendency for concentrated power to be exploited and abused by those who wield it. Today, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pose a very real danger to democracy and freedom, and they are selectively targeting independent media voices for termination or suppression.
Watch Ben Swann explain it, if they don’t ban his video by the time you read this: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=4503ZDmzfoM
(now mirrored @ /saved/)
Today, my legal team has issued a demand letter to YouTube, seeking justification for why the channel was banned and demanding the channel be restored. When YouTube terminates your channel and memory holes all your videos, they provide no evidence whatsoever to justify their decision. They don’t name a video that was in violation, and they have no process for appealing the decision or defending yourself against false accusations.
YouTube’s censorship process is the very definition of techno-tyranny: You’re deemed guilty merely by being accused, even without a shred of actual evidence against you. That’s why we’ve demanded that YouTube present evidence of a violation of their community guidelines. Because, truth be told, no such evidence exists. YouTube faked the “violations” accusation in order to terminate my video channel for political reasons alone.
This is exactly what Google did over a year ago to blacklist the NaturalNews.com domain from the Google index for six days. They fabricated a completely fake technical reason, then deleted the entire Natural News website. Six days later, the site was turned back on, without explanation. Never in this entire process did Google provide a single shred of evidence of any technical violation having occurred. In fact, thousands of webmasters reviewed the Natural News website during that dust-up, and there wasn’t a single webmaster who could locate any technical violation that would have justified Google’s blatant censorship of the NaturalNews.com domain.
That’s why it’s no surprise that YouTube — owned by Google — pulled the same shenanigans a week ago, terminating The Health Ranger channel utterly without justification or rational explanation. A close review of Health Ranger content — now available at this Vimeo channel — reveals no violation whatsoever of legitimate community guidelines.https://archive.fo/FKhXJhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-13-health-ranger-lawyers-issue-demand-to-youtube-show-justification-for-termination-or-reinstate-video-channel.html
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Elderly woman saved from flames
Exploding propane tank blamed for fire in Cathedral City RV resort
Cathedral City, Calif. - A fire that spread from a mobile home to a recreational vehicle in Cathedral City Friday afternoon is being blamed on an exploding propane tank.
The owner of the mobile home says he was firing up his grill to cook some food, when the blast happened. His elderly wife was still inside their home, which caught fire quickly.
Neighbors and firefighters rushed in to save his wife.
While the fire was out within minutes, the mobile home and the RV that was parked next door were seriously damaged.http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-in-cathedral-city-rv-resort/702829103https://archive.fo/sTA9Y
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New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On Almost Everything As It Nears Financial Disaster
Last week we noted that in what was a radical U-turn to what other public pension funds have been doing in recent years - most notably Calpers - the struggling New Jersey public pension system decided that instead of lowering its expected rate of return, it would raise it, from 7% to 7.5%.
The simple reason behind this odd increase in projected returns was an accounting sleight of hand which would allow the state of New Jersey to save some $238 million in pension contributions as a result of the higher discount rate applied to the fund's liabilities. And with a pension funding level of only 37% for the 2015 fiscal year, the worst of any state in the US, New Jersey would gladly take even the most glaring accounting gimmickry that would delay its inevitable death.
Unfortunately, being the not so proud owner of the most distressed and underfunded public pension fund in the US is just the start of New Jersey's monetary woes, and as Bloomberg reports, New Jersey's fiscal situation is so dire that new Governor Phil Murphy has proposed taxing online-room booking, ride-sharing, marijuana, e-cigarettes and Internet transactions along with raising taxes on millionaires and retail sales to fund a record $37.4 billion budget that would boost spending on schools, pensions and mass transit.
The proposal which is 4.2% higher than the current fiscal year’s, relies on a tax for the wealthiest that is so unpopular it not only has yet to be approved, but also lacks support from key Democrats in the legislature, let alone Republicans. It also reverses pledges from Murphy’s predecessor, Republican Chris Christie, to lower taxes in a state where living costs are already among the nation’s highest.
Murphy, a Democrat who replaced term-limited Christie on Jan. 16, said his goal is to give New Jerseyans more value for their tax dollars; instead he plans on bleeding them dry. He has promised additional spending on underfunded schools and transportation in a credit-battered state with an estimated $8.7 billion structural deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
“If we enact another budget like the one our administration inherited, our middle class will continue to be the ones shouldering the burden, while seeing little in return,” Murphy said Tuesday in his budget address to lawmakers. His solution? Socialist wealth redistribution: "A millionaire’s tax is the right thing to do –- and now is the time to do it."
A better way of putting it, as Bloomberg has done, is that New Jersey's budget "would raise taxes on almost everything."
Of course, that is not a politically palatable thing to say, so let's first crush the millionaires; the same millionaires who - like David Tepper in April 2016 - have decided they have had enough and departed for Florida long ago, taking with them hundreds of million in foregone taxes. Because what New Jersey fails to grasp, is that the truly rich can pick up and go at a moment's notice, and transfer to any place in the country (or outside of it) that actually does not endorse daylight robberies.
Guaranteeing that the state's hedge fund residents would promptly flee, the budget would also "gain" $100 million by closing a carried-interest loophole on hedge-fund income.
“He must be kidding,” Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., a Republican from Westfield, said after the speech. “I don’t think anybody could have anticipated this level of tax increases.”https://archive.fo/yJL4Zhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-13/new-jersey-prepares-raise-taxes-almost-everything-it-nears-financial-disaster
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German Government Admits They Gave Homeless Teenagers To Known Pedophiles
Germany has been forced to admit that welfare authorities routinely handed over young homeless teenagers to known pedophiles as part of a sickening social experiment.
Under the ‘Kentler Experiment’ in the 1970’s, Berlin’s city-state government financed a secret pedophile foster programme in order to 'better understand pedophilia.'Irishtimes.com reports: https://archive.fo/AZ28Nhttps://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/germany-s-secret-paedophilia-experiment-1.2897942
Starting in 1969, Berlin welfare authorities handed over the care of at least three homeless teenagers to Dr Helmut Kentler, a sex researcher from Hanover. He placed the youths with known paedophiles, including one who already had a criminal record for child abuse, believing that it would give troubled teens a social anchor while giving the paedophiles a chance to become caring foster parents.
Berlin’s youth-affairs minister, Sandra Scheeres, didn’t mince her words when she presented the report. “It was a crime to put these people into this kind of care,” she said. “It is simply unimaginable that something like this happened with state oversight.”
The first details of the ghoulish experiment emerged last year, prompting Berlin’s state authorities to commission a youth researcher to review the files and write a report. “The results are sobering,” said Dr Teresa Nentwig of the University of Göttingen.
In most cases the paedophiles were asked to care for 13-, 14- and 15-year-old drug addicts and prostitutes, of which there were about 1,000 in 1970s West Berlin.
But how many children precisely were placed with paedophiles, what ages were they and how much did the city pay the paedophiles? “We don’t know,” Nentwig said at the launch of her report, explaining that city archivists blocked access to crucial data, claiming variously that files were missing, unsorted or sealed for data-protection reasons. “We would have wished for more co-operation in clearing this up,” the researcher said.
Despite the official stonewalling, Nentwig found clues that one of the youths still suffers from the effects of abuse and that two others slid into criminality.
The city government says it has no idea who in West Berlin’s welfare agency agreed to the so-called Kentler Experiment. It has set up a hotline for former participants.
One young man brought into the programme in 1969, named Ulrich, was unable to read or write and worked as a prostitute at West Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station.
Kentler placed him with a known paedophile and later wrote that four years there had taught the youth “how to survive”. Ulrich stopped the drugs and petty crime, the researcher wrote, but remained a “suffering person”.
Kentler, who died in 2008, left papers describing the entire experiment as a “success”, but he admitted that it was clear to all involved that placing youths with paedophiles broke the law.
While Berlin was publicly funding that paedophile programme, many children were being abused at Odenwald boarding school, near Frankfurt.
The school was one of West Germany’s most famous progressive and reformist institutions. It later emerged that a former school director, Gerold Becker, was a paedophile who, along with at least seven other staff members, had abused at least 132 pupils over the three decades between 1965 and 1998.
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Israel Is Trying To Drag US Into World War 3 Retired US Army Colonel Warns
A retired US colonel has warned that Israel is trying to suck the United Stated into a war with Iran that could destroy what’s left of the Middle East and ignite world war.Original source: http://mondoweiss.net/2018/03/america-lawrence-wilkerson/
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, made his remarks as the Israel lobby group AIPAC is pushing hard for action against Iran in Syria.Video: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=NXOSJU80A00Darius Shahtahmasebi via Mint Press News reports:https://www.mintpressnews.com/retired-us-colonel-israel-is-dragging-the-united-states-into-world-war-iii/238812/
Wilkerson, a retired army colonel who now teaches at Washington-area universities, didn’t hold back in his critique of where the status quo is leading the United States via its client state, Israel.
At the annual Israel lobby conference at the National Press Club, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, Wilkerson explained that Israel is headed toward “a massive confrontation with the various powers arrayed against it, a confrontation that will suck America in and perhaps terminate the experiment that is Israel and do irreparable damage to the empire that America has become.”
One of the principal antagonists begging for a war with Iran that Wilkerson identified was none other than Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Russian-born Defense Minister. Wilkerson stated:
Lieberman will speak in April in New York City at the annual conference of the Jerusalem Post. The title is, ‘The New War with Iran.’ It is clear that he’s [at] the forefront of promoting this war.
And nowhere does my concern about such a war focus more acutely at the moment than Syria. As [the] president of France Emmanuel Macron described it recently, ‘The current rhetoric of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel is pushing the region toward conflict with Iran.’”
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s incessant denigrations of Iran, including claiming the greatest danger facing the Jewish state is the Islamic republic — a country he accuses of fanning the flames of anti-Semitism — Wilkerson blew these accusations out of the park using simple logic. He said:
This antisemitism bit, of course, as we’ve heard today, is almost always a weapon of choice for Israeli politicians under stress hurled, in this case, at the country whose Jewish population — by the way, the largest in the Middle East outside of Turkey and Israel — lives in Iran in reasonable peace.”
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Trump's DOJ Outlaws Bump Stocks
On Monday, President Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they are declaring bump stocks to be “machine guns” in order to ban them.
A bump stock is not a firearm; it is a firearm accessory. The DOJ is declaring them to be “machine guns” in order to ban them.
A March 12 press release put forth by the DOJ, says:
The Department of Justice is supporting President Trump’s absolute commitment to ensuring the safety and security of every American by submitting to the Office of Management and Budget a proposed regulation to clarify that bump stock type devices are machine guns under federal law, which will effectively ban the manufacture, sale or possession of these devices.
The push to ban bump stocks began in Congress almost immediately after the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack. On October 6 — just five days after the attack — Breitbart News reported that 11 cuckservatives supported some action on bump stocks. Those 11 were:
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) – On October 5, Speaker Ryan said legislation banning bump stocks is “clearly” something Congress must look into.
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) – Flores admitted he did not know what a bump stock was until this week, yet he says he looked into them and is backing gun control via a ban on them.
Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) – On October 5, Yoder put out a press release in which he inaccurately claimed that bump stocks “convert legal firearms into an automatic weapon.” They do not. They are an accessory, not a conversion device. It is unclear whether Rep. Yoder used the term “ convert” in a colloquial or technical sense, but previously, under the Obama Administration, Rick Vasquez, former acting chief of the Firearms Technology Branch of the ATF, told USA Today that bump stocks were legalized because they are “an accessory, not a conversion device.”They do not. They are an accessory, not a conversion device. Nevertheless, Yoder supports gun control via restoring the ban on the devices.
Rep. Mark Meadow (R-NC) – Meadows is the head of the House Freedom Caucus and according to the New York Times, he “would be open to considering a bill” that reinstates a ban on bump stocks.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) – NYT reports that Curbelo is drafting gun control legislation to banbump stocks “conversion kits.” (apparently referring to bump stocks as “conversion kits”) – which the Obama Administration said they were not.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) – On October 4, Breitbart News reported that Cornyn said a hearing on a bump stock ban would be “worthwhile.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) – On October 4, Politico reported that Johnson said, “Automatic weapons are illegal. If … [the bump stock] facilitates that, to me it would be subject to the same ban. If that actually gets on the Senate floor, I’d vote for it.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – NYT reports Graham “would be open to considering legislation on bump stocks.”
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) – NYT reports Hatch “would be open to considering legislation on bump stocks.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – Rubio said he and his colleagues “would always be open” to addressing “vulnerabilities in federal law.”
Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) – During an October 5 on CBS This Morning, Kasish was asked if he supported gun control via a ban on bump stocks and he said, “Oh, yeah of course.”
But the American people did not rally behind a bump stock ban, and the legislative pushes soon faded awaybut a push for the ATF to ban bump stocks by regulation remained alive. but hopes for regulatory gun control, via the ATF, stayed alive. For example, the NRA encouraged Congress not to pass new laws while, at the same time, encouraging the ATF to re-evaluate bump stocks. The NRA’s position was that “devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”https://archive.fo/5AHuihttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/12/trumps-doj-declares-plastic-bump-stocks-machine-guns-order-ban/
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NYPD Removing Armed Officers From Schools In Hopes Of Another Mass Murder Attack
NYPD removed one of the last armed officers from city schools, even as armed protection of students takes center stage nationwide.
Sgt. Raul Espinet, one of the last armed officers, was removed from his post at Francis Lewis High School around the same time that the February 14 Florida school shooting occurred.
The New York Post reports that armed officers in schools are being jettisoned in light of “Mayor de Blasio’s new community policing units.” Such units “will visit schools while patrolling the neighborhood” but full-time, designated school assignments are over.
Francis Lewis PTA co-president Linda Lovett railed against the decision to remove full time officers and quickly gathered over 1,000 signatures on a petition in support of bringing an officer back. Lovet said, “It’s ridiculous. All over the country they are telling you ‘arm the teachers, get an officer in your school.’ New York City had a designated officer and they are actually cutting the program . . . they are making us less secure.”
Lovet added, “You are talking about 5,000 people in a one-block radius, and you’re telling me you can’t designate one officer?”
It is entirely possible another false flag school shooting is being prepared within New York City and the federal government and law enforcement are yet again, preparing to stand down.https://archive.fo/hE3sXhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/13/nypd-removes-armed-officers-schools-amid-national-push-armed-officers-schools/
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NBC Highly Censors Putin Interview, Russians Release Whole Interview Unredacted
NBC Highly Censors Putin Interview, Russians Release Whole Interview Unredacted
Megyn Kelly recently interviewed Russian President Vladamir Putin to air on NBC. Howver when released on March 10th, NBC redacted about 90% of the interview and only left small clips inbetween massive amounts of propaganda from both MSNBC and Obama's former CIA director.
Fortunately Putin must have made sure the Russian media had a copy of this interview as well. Unlike the American media, the Russians simply released the whole interview unredacted as-is.
The full interview is linked above and is loaded with information about recent news events.
You can download these videos @ >>>/saved/
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Britian Govt Blames Russia For Gas Attacks, Russian Govt Requests Proof
Russia has refused to respond to the British "ultimatum" about a clandestine Soviet chemical weapon allegedly used in an ex-double agent’s poisoning until a sample of the agent is provided, the Russian foreign minister said. As reported on Monday, British PM Theresa May said a chemical weapon developed under a secret Soviet program dubbed Novichok was used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. May demanded that Russia provide details of the program, saying otherwise London would consider the poisoning an attack directed by the Russian government.
On Tuesday, Moscow balked at this demand, with the Russian Foreign Ministry saying that it had summoned British Ambassador to Moscow Laurie Bristow.
“We have certainly heard the ultimatum voiced in London,” Russia's top diplomat Sergey Lavrov said. “The spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry has commented on our attitude to this,” he added referring to Maria Zakharova branding of May’s appearance in Parliament as a “circus.”
Lavrov said that a case of alleged use of chemical weapons should be handled through the proper channel, being the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons of which both Russia and Britain are members.
“As soon as the rumors came up that the poisoning of Skripal involved a Russia-produced agent, which almost the entire English leadership has been fanning up, we sent an official request for access to this compound so that our experts could test it in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention [CWC],” Lavrov said. So far the request has been ignored by the British side, he added.
The minister assured that Russia has nothing to do with the poisoning of Skripal and would assist Britain in the investigation, provided that London meets its own obligations as to how such probes are to be handled.
The OPCW rules allow Britain in this case to send a request to Russia on the suspected Russian-made chemical weapon and expect a response within 10 days, Lavrov explained. If the response is not satisfactory, Britain would have to file a complaint with the organization’s executive council and the conference of CWC member-states, he said.
Russia's diplomatic sparring aside, according to BlueBay Asset Management’s Timothy Ash, U.K. “countermeasures” mentioned in Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement likely mean new sanctions.
"Significant sanctions against Russia seem likely, and I would expect the U.K. to request support from its NATO and EU partners with this." Naturally, this would also mean that Russian LNG is suddenly not obtainable during the next British deep freeze.What a perfect excuse for Britian to buy oil from the US.https://archive.fo/TfkqJhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-13/russia-refuses-respond-uk-ultimatum-until-it-receives-nerve-toxin-samples
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Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department.
"I am confident (Pompeo) is the right person for the job at this critical juncture," Trump said in a statement. "He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
Trump will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel will take over as director of the agency.
Trump announced the removal of Tillerson on social media Tuesday morning.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018https://archive.fo/CKKZs
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America's Safest Town Requires Citizens To Own A Gun
A town in Georgia has solved America’s gun crime problem by legally requiring all citizens to own and carry a gun.
The Kennesaw, Georgia, law states that “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm.”
Dailycaller.com reports: “It was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent,” Kennesaw Police Lt. Craig Graydon, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, told CNN.
“It was also more or less a political statement because the city of Morton Grove, Illinois, passed a city ordinance banning handguns from their city limits.”
As for would-be criminals looking for an easy mark, judging by the crime statistics it seems most have bypassed the Georgia town and moved on to easier targets. Even CNN was forced to admit that Kennesaw, populated by 33,000 people, has only had “one murder in the last six years and a violent crime rate of below 2%.”
“But,” writes CNN, “it’s unclear whether that has anything to do with the gun law.”
Kennesaw’s mayor sees it differently.
“If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal — are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen?” asked Mayor Derek Easterling.
“It gives me the ability to protect myself as opposed to being somewhere where you weren’t allowed to have a firearm or it was frowned upon,” said Wayne Arnold, a local resident who is a fan of the law.
With the gun issue being in the spotlight of late, town officials have been getting plenty of attention from all over the world about their law.
“We get a lot of calls, conversation, and it seems to keep crime control, gun safety, things like that on the minds of many of the residents, because people are constantly talking about the gun law,” Lt. Graydon told CNN. “So that’s been somewhat of a benefit to us.”
Arnold noted the expectation of a “Wild West” environment with everyone walking around “with a firearm strapped to their side.”
“And it’s not like that,” said Arnold. “It’s strictly a home defense system type of deal. There’s no shootouts down the street.”
And a lot less crime than your average American city.https://archive.fo/EFBPxhttp://yournewswire.com/georgia-safest-town-own-gun/
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Bad! Trump White House Declares Support for Commiefornia-style 'Red Flag' Gun Confiscation Orders
TRUMP BACKSTABS CONSERVATIVE VOTERS!
The Trump White House released policy papers Monday declaring full support for California-style firearm confiscation orders.
Breitbart News has a copy of the release and it urges states to adopt Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Such orders allow firearms to be confiscated with a judge’s approval.
The White House suggests that ERPOs “allow law enforcement, with approval from a court, to remove firearms from individuals who are a demonstrated threat to themselves or others and temporarily to prevent individuals from purchasing new firearms.” They stressed that the orders “should be carefully tailored to ensure the due process rights of law-abiding citizens are protected.”California adopted similar gun confiscation laws in 2015 and Southern California Public Radio reports that 190 orders requiring confiscation were issued 2016-2017 alone.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed California-style confiscation orders into law on Friday and the White House is urging other states to follow suit.
On March 1, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence took pains to focus on the need to guard “due process” in issuing ERPOs. Trump responded to Pence’s statement by saying, “Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court.”https://archive.fo/2sW2Mhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/12/trump-white-house-declares-support-california-style-gun-confiscation-orders/
Meanwhile... despite Commiefornia's 'Red Flag' laws, three people were recently shot and killed in a veteran's home.
Breitbart News reported that the Veterans Home came under attack Friday morning and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the facility was placed on lockdown around 10:40 am local time.
Reports throughout the day indicated three hostages were being held and law enforcement reached the hostages around 6 pm to find them deceased. The Press Democrat identified the three victims as “Pathway Home’s executive director, Christine Loeber, staff therapist Jen Golick and Jennifer Gonzales, a psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.”
The alleged gunman, 36-year-old Albert Wong, was also dead.
California has every gun control pushed in the wake of the February 14 attack on Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The state’s gun controls include an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks, firearm confiscation laws (Gun Violence Restraining Orders), firearm registration requirements, firearm owner safety certification requirements, a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, and “good cause” limitations on the issuance of concealed carry licenses.
The state also has ammunition controls which require Californians to buy ammunition from state-approved vendors and bar residents from buying ammo out-of-state.None of these gun controls prevented the attack on the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.https://archive.fo/WKc5qhttp://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/03/11/three-shot-killed-at-veterans-home-despite-stringent-california-gun-controls/
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Pedophile AntiFA Leader Found Guilty Of Raping Children
ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter leader, Micah Rhodes, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of an underage girl and will be sentenced to prison on Monday.
Rhodes, 24, who received funding from George Soros as part of the Antifa Portland Resistance group, was found guilty by a Washington County Circuit Court jury on Friday.
The girl’s personal details have been withheld to respect her privacy. The jury’s 10-2 verdict came after a 1.5-day trial, according to reports.https://articles.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2018/03/portland_protest_leader_micah.amp
Rhodes will be sentenced in May, however he is also scheduled next week to go to trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court in a separate case relating to sex with an underage boy.
Court papers say Rhodes groomed the boy on the internet and the boy wasn’t able to consent because of his age.
Rhodes faces four counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.
The Antifa leader was on supervision by the Oregon Youth Authority for sexual abuse and sodomy at the time he was charged for alleged abuse in both counties, authorities say. Juvenile records aren’t public, so details of the earlier case aren’t available.
Rhodes had been required to register as a sex offender at the time he was charged in the Multnomah and Washington county cases, however that didn’t stop Antifa from allowing him to work closely with underage boys and girls.
It also didn’t stop George Soros from pumping millions of dollars into the movement.
As an Antifa leader, Rhodes was frequently seen at marches and sitting in on meetings at Portland City Hall. He also was a leader of Portland’s Resistance, a group that formed after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016.
He helped organize people during night after night of violent and destructive protests immediately after Trump’s victory.
Rhodes is facing as many as five years in prison for the statutory rape of the underage girl if the prosecution successfully argues that Rhodes’ felony was particularly egregious. The court case regarding the accusations of rape of an underage boy begin next week.https://archive.fo/r3pRPhttp://yournewswire.com/pedophile-antifa-leader-girl/
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Modern Soviet Union Threatens To Sue UK If Trump Exempts British Steel Industry From Tariffs
The European Commission has warned that it will sue the UK if President Trump exempts Britain from tariffs on steel and aluminium.
The U.S. President suggested that the tariffs will not be applied to all of America’s allies, angering EU bureaucrats who fear Britain will get a more favourable deal with the U.S.
Breitbart.com reports: But the European Commission — the unelected body with acts as the EU’s executive as well as the sole initiator of EU-level legislation — has reacted with fury to British trade secretary Liam Fox suggesting that the United Kingdom will try to “maximise the UK’s case” for a similar exemption and threatened to sue the country if it does not suffer along with the rest of the bloc, the Telegraph reports.
“The UK has to respect the rules,” declared a senior official. “I don’t think there’s any question that if Mr Fox was going to decide to negotiate on this issue, he would be acting against the rule of law, against the rules of the EU.”
Jyrki Katainen, one of the European Commission’s vice-presidents, added: “We expect the whole EU to be treated as a trading bloc … We cannot accept that the EU is divided into different categories. All our member-states are bound to the same set of rules when it comes to trade.”
While it is true that EU member-states are not allowed to strike their own trade deals (one of the key arguments for leaving the bloc, according to Brexit campaigners) it is not clear that there were any rules requiring Britain to subject itself to the same third-country tariffs as other EU members, even if those third countries did not insist on applying them to Britain — until now.
The United States is an important export market for Britain’s small steel industry, accounting for over 15 per cent of exports — although it is not any real threat to American workers, making up only a very small percentage of total imports.
For Germany, the EU’s dominant member-state and number eight in America’s top ten sources of steel imports, it is a different story — which might explain the EU’s hostile line.https://archive.fo/QdWLThttp://yournewswire.com/eu-sue-uk-trump-steel-tariffs/
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Italy Blacklists Freemasons For Infiltrating Highest Levels Of Government
Italy has blacklisted the Freemasons after a police investigation revealed that top politicians were ordered by the secret society to influence government policy.
Under new laws, politicians will be forced to publicly declare if they are a freemason. Failure to do so could result in a prison sentence.
Thetimes.co.uk reports: The legislation is being proposed after police raids on the four largest freemasonry orders in Italy discovered 193 mob-linked masons on the orders’ secret membership lists in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy.
The findings were published last month by the Italian parliament’s anti-mafia commission, which alleged that mobsters used secret lodge meetings to do business with politicians and entrepreneurs. Laws proposed by the commission would ban magistrates from joining the masons and compel public officials to say if they are members.
Rosy Bindi, the commission president, said she also hoped to compel masons to compile proper membership lists. “About 25 per cent of the names that were found on their lists were just initials or in code,” she said. “There was no transparency and we believe societies should keep proper records.”
The threat to end masonic secrecy provoked a storm of protest from members who claim that the law is inspired by the ban on the orders put in place by the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1925.
“These new proposals are a throwback to the fascist ban and are a wider threat to democracy as a whole,” said Stefano Bisi, grand master of the Grande Oriente d’Italia, Italy’s largest order, which has 23,000 members.
Mr Bisi, 60, a former journalist, oversees the order from its headquarters in an elegant, 17th-century villa surrounded by palm-lined gardens near the Janiculum hill in Rome. Pride of place at the villa is a portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi, who fought to unify Italy and was a head of the order. “If any mafiosi have infiltrated our order we have a good record in kicking them out,” Mr Bisi said. “One hundred and ninety three cases among 17,000 members and applicants in Sicily and Calabria is about 1 per cent,” he added.
Mr Bisi said Italian masons were right to keep their membership secret due to prejudice against them in Italy dating back to fascism but also linked to hostility from the Roman Catholic church. “They excommunicated us in 1738, yet we never burned anyone,” he said. He admitted that the reputation of Italian masonry suffered in the 1970s with the discovery of the ultra-rightwing P2 lodge, which was implicated in corruption, linked to the suspected murder of the banker Roberto Calvi in London and included secret service chiefs and a young Silvio Berlusconi on its books.
Italian masons were, however, more involved in charity work today, he added. “Every citizen has the right to state publicly or not whether he attends a church, a mosque, a lodge or even the boy scouts,” Mr Bisi said. “Why should there be an obligation to declare it?”https://archive.fo/pK0Jehttp://yournewswire.com/italy-blacklists-freemasons/
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Oakland's Homeless Americans Die Uncounted As Mayor Protects Illegal Immigrants
It should go without saying that homelessness elevates an individual’s risk of illness, injury and death. Having little access to health care or healthy food, even homeless people living in milder climates like, for example, the Bay Area, pass away decades earlier than people who have access to housing and health-care.
According to data provided by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the average age of death for a homeless person is 50 - which was the average age of deaths for all Americans in 1900, before the discovery of modern antibiotics.
But while the bitter reality that homeless people face is evident to every American who feels the sting of guilt every time they ignore a panhandler on a busy city street,, few state and local governments accurately collect comprehensive data specifically identifying a deceased individual as homeless - meaning that the data is incomplete.
In rapidly gentrifying Oakland, an investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle determined that thousands of homeless who die within the city limits aren’t officially identified as homeless on their death certificates, making it easier for public officials to ignore a worsening crisis as rising property values and rents increasingly push the most vulnerable individuals out onto the streets.
Meanwhile, Mayor Libby Schaaf is more concerned with protecting undocumented immigrants, even immigrants with violent criminal histories than she is with ensuring the city’s most vulnerable legal residents are attended to - or, at least, that some degree of outreach or acknowledgement is extended to this steadily rising population.
In its story, the Chronicle, opens with the example of Larry Bothelo, whose dead body was discovered decomposing in his truck, which he kept parked near the Oakland Airport. Nothing in Bothelo’s documents indicated that he was homeless. In fact, the corner listed his address as the streetcorner from which his truck was eventually towed away.
It had been weeks since Larry Joseph Botelho was spotted outside the box truck he lived in and kept parked near the Oakland airport. By the time someone asked police to check on him, the 63-year-old homeless man’s body was decomposing on a makeshift bed in the truck.
The Alameda County coroner’s office determined he died of natural causes. An investigator tracked down doctors, social workers and former employers, ran fingerprints, reviewed government records and an ancestry website, but found no relatives.
Botelho was cremated as an indigent — his ashes sent to Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, and his truck towed. Coroner’s case No. 01378 was closed.
Nothing in the official record shows he died homeless. His death certificate lists a home address: the spot on 98th Avenue where his truck was parked.
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Maryland Beurocrats Want To Force Homeschoolers to Submit to Warrantless Home Inspections, Trampling Privacy Rights
Under the guise of preventing child abuse, lawmakers in Maryland have introduced a bill that will allow the state to intrude in the lives of innocent families, keeping tabs on them, and destroying their right to privacy.
The bill, HB 1798 – County Boards of Education – Home Instruction Program – Observation of Instruction and Reporting of Abuse and Neglect, lays out some fairly ominous requirements that will persecute otherwise entirely innocent families for doing nothing other than teaching their children at home.
According to the bill’s text, it will establish grounds for parents to essentially register with the state and be subjected to some of the same constraints as the public education system. But that is only the beginning. This bill also lays out the framework for involuntary home inspections in which state agents will enter a family’s home multiple times a year—likely unannounced—and observe and inspect the homeschooling process.
This bill would require parents to annually inform their county school boards of their homeschool child’s primary instructor and of the primary location where homeschooling is taking place each year. Furthermore, in order to legally homeschool in the state of Maryland, parents would be required to allow a representative of the county board to observe instruction at the family’s primary homeschooling location at least twice a year. Finally, this bill would require county school board employees who observe a family’s instruction and who believe a homeschool child has been subjected to abuse or neglect to report their suspicion to the proper authorities.
This bill, like the similar one proposed in California last month, was a reaction to the horrific scene that unfolded in mainstream media in the case of David and Louise Turpin. The couple is facing 12 counts of torture after police learned that their 13 children were severely malnourished, forced to stay chained to their beds, and living in horrific conditions, among other forms of torture that have been ongoing for several years.
Because they were registered homeschoolers, the state is now blaming all homeschoolers.
Instead of realizing the problem of child abuse has nothing at all to do with homeschooling, lawmakers across the country are using this moment to demonize parents who wish to teach their children outside of the State.https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/state-to-force-homeschoolers-to-submit-to-warrantless-home-inspections-trampling-rights.htmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180312202311/https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/state-to-force-homeschoolers-to-submit-to-warrantless-home-inspections-trampling-rights.html
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EXPOSED: UK Police and Social Workers Ignored Massive Human Trafficking Ring For 40 Years
Up to 1,000 children could have suffered in Britain’s worst known abuse scandal - where sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11.
The rape hell of vulnerable young girls in one town - Telford - went on for a shocking 40 years, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.
As many as 1,000 children could have suffered at the merciless hands of perverts and torturers in Telford since the 1980s.
Girls as young as 11 have been lured from their families to be drugged, beaten and raped in an epidemic that, say victims, is still ongoing.
THREE people were murdered and two others died in tragedies linked to the scandal.
Despite similar high-profile cases in Rochdale and Rotherham, authorities in Telford repeatedly failed to stamp out a network of abusers.
The Mirror’s 18-month investigation reveals abuse on unprecedented levels. We found:
Social workers knew of abuse in the 1990s but police took a decade to launch a probe.
Council staff viewed abused and trafficked children as “prostitutes” instead of victims, according to previously unseen files.
Authorities failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of “racism”.
Police failed to investigate one recent case five times until an MP intervened.
One victim said cops tried to stop her finding out why her abusers had not been prosecuted because they feared she would talk to us.
Tonight Telford’s Tory MP Lucy Allan demanded a public inquiry and said our findings were “extremely serious and shocking”.
She said: “There must now be an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford so that our community can have absolute confidence in the authorities.”
Specialist child abuse solicitor Dino Nocivelli, of Bolt Burdon Kemp, said: “These children were treated as sexual commodities by men who inflicted despicable acts of abuse. The survivors deserve an inquiry. They need to know how abuse took place for so long and why so many perpetrators have never been brought to justice.”
One 14-year-old, groomed and abused after her phone number was sold to paedophiles, said: “I hated what was happening and my abusers made my skin crawl but I was told that if I said a word to anyone they’d come for my little sisters and tell my mum I was a prostitute.
“Night after night, I was forced to have sex with multiple men in disgusting takeaways and filthy houses. I must have been getting the morning after pill from a local clinic at least twice a week but no one asked any questions.
“I fell pregnant twice and had two abortions. Hours after my second termination, I was taken by one of my abusers to be raped by more men. The worst moment came just after my 16th birthday when I was drugged and gang raped by five men. Days later, the ringleader turned up at my house and told me he’d burn it down if I breathed a word of what had happened.”
Documents which will be passed to the Home Office reveals authorities knew of the horrors a decade before investigating – and shows how they tried to hamper our probe.https://archive.is/CXveN
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Be On Alert Texans: Someone Is Sending Bombs To Random Suburban Addresses In Texas
Just hours after an earlier deadly blast killed a teen and injured a woman, ABC News reports that a second explosion has rocked Austin, Texas. According to Austin PD, the reported explosion took place in the 6700 block of Galindo Street.
APD responding to a reported explosion in the 6700 block of Galindo Street. The incident number is 180710681. The call came in as a nature unknown urgent at 11:50 this morning. PIO is en route and will tweet briefing time and location once determined. NOI
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018
The two package explosions come on the heels of another deadly package explosion on March 2. Austin police announced Monday morning the first two package explosion fatalities are linked, according to the Associated Press.
ABC notes that the first blast, reported about 6:44 a.m., killed a male teenager and injured a woman in her 40s.
APD responding to a reported explosion in the 4800 blk of Oldfort Hill Dr. The incident number is 180710340. The call came in as a nature unknown urgent at 6:44 this morning. PIO is en route and will tweet briefing time and location once determined. NOI
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018
It occurred at a single-family house in the northeast section of the city and appears to have been caused by a package that had been placed on the porch of a home rather than delivered by a mail service, police said.Police believe the explosion happened after residents took the package inside to open it.
The second explosion injured another woman and authorities are evaluating whether a second person was also hurt, according to the Austin Police Department.
Local Fox13 reports that police are responding to another reported explosion in the 6700 block of Galindo Street on Monday.
According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a woman in her 70s has been transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with potentially life threatening injuries.https://archive.fo/27UnRhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-12/austin-rocked-second-explosion-hours-after-blast-deadly-kills-one
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Trump Comments On Gun Control, Will Allow Courts To Decide Age Restrictions, Supports Tougher Background Checks
After the White House announced last night declared that it would back a new Justice Department program to help states train teachers and other school personnel to carry guns, President Trump has weighed in personally in a series of tweets, saying the White House would "watch court cases and rulings" before making a final decision on whether to raise age limits for rifle purchases.
Trump touted the "very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks" - a reference to the bipartisan "Fix NICS" bill that the administration has said it would support- and said "legislation would be moving forward," adding that "bump stocks will soon be out!"
Also, "highly trained expert teachers" would be trained by the state to carry concealed weapons.
Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully backed by White House. Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to conceal carry, subject to State Law. Armed guards OK, deterrent!.......
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
....On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting. States are making this decision. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
Trump just reiterated that schools being "gun-free" zones leaves them vulnerable to mass shooters - who wouldn't dare to attack a place if they knew people with guns were there.
If schools are mandated to be gun free zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter. Almost all school shootings are in gun free zones. Cowards will only go where there is no deterrent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
Last night, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she will chair a government commission exploring steps to prevent school violence, per Politico.
"We are committed to working quickly because there’s no time to waste," DeVos said on a conference call with reporters. "No student, no family, no teacher and no school should have to live the horror of Parkland or Sandy Hook or Columbine again."
The commission's work is expected to be completed within a year.
Trump's comments about the age-limit legislation represents yet another position-shift. Trump initially promised that the NRA would sanction lifting age limits, but was then forced to walk it back.
However, Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed a bill raising the age limit on rifle purchases to 21 in his state after it initially faced opposition from Republicans.https://archive.fo/QO1CVhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-12/trump-comments-gun-control-will-wait-court-acting-age-restrictions
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Treason: Democrats Plan To Turn US Into Mexico, Calling To Abolish ICE and Border Protection
Senior Democrats have announced plans to completely abolish ICE if a Democratic candidate wins the presidential election in 2020.
According to sources within the DNC, the abolition of the nation’s immigration enforcement agency looks likely to become a primary campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary.
Dailycaller.com reports: Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”
“Should ICE exist?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday. Harris’s answer — “certainly” ICE should exist — sparked a backlash among some liberals.
Liberal writer Jack Mirkinson on Friday slammed Harris for her answer in an article titled, “Not Good Enough, Kamala Harris.”
“Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough,” Mirkinson wrote on Splinter, a left-wing website.
“Kamala Harris is very likely running for president in 2020. It should be a political problem for her that she is not willing to take her criticisms of ICE to their logical conclusion and call for its abolition. She should be asked, over and over again, why exactly she is willing to uphold the legitimacy of such a racist, corrupt, and thuggish organization,” Markinson concluded.
“Anyone else who decides to run—Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Garcetti, you name it—should be asked the same question.”
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Thursday that Democrats are being misleading about the illegal immigrants that his agency is deporting.
“Nine out of every 10 aliens we arrested [in the last fiscal year] did have a criminal history,” Homan told Fox News.
“They don’t want to know the facts. They want to keep playing this political game and put smoke and mirrors up about what ICE is actually doing.”https://archive.fo/5F5M2http://yournewswire.com/democrats-abolish-ice-2020/
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Blockchain Just Became Obsolete, The Future is Hashgraph
Considered the greatest technological innovation since the internet: Blockchain technology emerged in response to the collapse of several banking institutions in 2008 with the release of a whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto titled: “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.”
“…blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body …”
– Don Tapscott
Blockchain is simply a database that is public (no one owns it), distributed (no centralized server), is continuously updated, and is secured by the art of cryptography.
This is why Jamie Dimon is freaking out. Banks will soon be obsolete.
Hashgraph is a superior distributed ledger technology system that eliminates the need for massive computation and unsustainable energy consumption like those of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Most importantly, it is able to reach a consensus. (I’ll explain why this is so critical)
50,000 Times Faster: limited only by bandwidth – 250,000+ Transactions Per Second (Pre-Sharding)
As of now Bitcoin is limited to 7 transactions per second.
More Fair: mathematically proven fairness (via consensus time stamping) meaning no individual can manipulate the order of the transactions.
In the blockchain world, a miner can choose the order for which transactions occur in a block, can delay orders by placing them in future blocks, even stop them entirely from entering the system.
Consensus time stamping prevents an individual from affecting the consensus order of transactions.
Once an event occurs, everyone knows about it within a couple of minutes. Only the effects of the transaction are necessary in storing, everything else can be discarded. This shrinks the amount of storage currently needed (Bitcoin: 60GB) to a fraction of 1GB, allowing a smart phone to now act as a node.
Improved Security: Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant: No member can prevent the community from reaching a consensus, nor can they change the consensus once it has been reached.
With Byzantine, a consensus can be reached, whereas in the blockchain world, it is only a probability that increases over time.
If no consensus is ever reached, conflicts will always occur. This is why hard forks that result in alt coins, such as Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold are occurring.
100% Efficient: No mined block ever becomes stale.
In the blockchain, transactions are put into containers (blocks) that form a single, long chain. If two miners create two blocks at the same time, the community will eventually choose one and discard the other.
In hashgraph, every container is used and none are discarded.https://archive.fo/O25unhttps://squawker.org/technology/blockchain-just-became-obsolete-the-future-is-hashgraph/
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CIA Infiltrating Democrat Party for 2018 Midterm Elections
An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.
If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress.
Both push and pull are at work here. Democratic Party leaders are actively recruiting candidates with a military or intelligence background for competitive seats where there is the best chance of ousting an incumbent Republican or filling a vacancy, frequently clearing the field for a favored “star” recruit.
A case in point is Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA operative with three tours in Iraq, who worked as Iraq director for the National Security Council in the Obama White House and as a top aide to John Negroponte, the first director of national intelligence. After her deep involvement in US war crimes in Iraq, Slotkin moved to the Pentagon, where, as a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, her areas of responsibility included drone warfare, “homeland defense” and cyber warfare.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has designated Slotkin as one of its top candidates, part of the so-called “Red to Blue” program targeting the most vulnerable Republican-held seats—in this case, the Eighth Congressional District of Michigan, which includes Lansing and Brighton. The House seat for the district is now held by two-term Republican Representative Mike Bishop.
The Democratic leaders are promoting CIA agents and Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. At the same time, such people are choosing the Democratic Party as their preferred political vehicle. There are far more former spies and soldiers seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party than of the Republican Party. There are so many that there is a subset of Democratic primary campaigns that, with a nod to Mad magazine, one might call “spy vs. spy.”
The 23rd Congressional District in Texas, which includes a vast swathe of the US-Mexico border along the Rio Grande, features a contest for the Democratic nomination between Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force intelligence officer in Iraq, who subsequently served as an adviser for US interventions in South Sudan and Libya, and Jay Hulings. The latter’s website describes him as a former national security aide on Capitol Hill and federal prosecutor, whose father and mother were both career undercover CIA agents. The incumbent Republican congressman, Will Hurd, is himself a former CIA agent, so any voter in that district will have his or her choice of intelligence agency loyalists in both the Democratic primary and the general election.
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Fascist War Crimes: Israeli Police, Disguised As Journalists, Abducting and Shooting Palestinian Students
Israeli police have been filmed abducting and shooting at Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank, disguised as journalists.
Undercover agents from Israel’s Border Police stormed the Birzeit University campus, beating and arresting numerous students for no apparent reason.
Electronicintifada.net reports: The university said Wednesday night that two students were injured by Israeli gunfire during the incursion and were being treated at the hospital.
Birzeit University condemned what it called a “barbaric intrusion.”
It said the assault was part and parcel of Israel’s “systematic destruction of Palestinian educational life by targeting academic institutions.”
During the incident, according to the university, students and campus guards confronted the occupation forces, but the Israeli soldiers confined the guards to their quarters.
Earlier, the university posted a video on YouTube showing several Israeli gunmen beating and kicking Kiswani and brandishing their guns at other students.
The university also tweeted the video, stating that it shows “Israeli forces kidnap university student, fire shots on campus in broad daylight.”
The undercover Israeli agents – so-called mistaravim – dress up as Palestinians to abduct, injure and infiltrate groups of civilians, often during protests against Israel’s military occupation.
Israel has even used mistaravim to kidnap and kill Palestinians inside hospitals.https://archive.fo/esAKzhttp://yournewswire.com/israeli-police-disguised-journalists-shoot-palestinian-students/
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New amendment to the Constitution removes all your rights under the Constitution.
New amendment to the Constitution removes all your rights under the Constitution.
Text - H.J.Res.48 - 115th Congress (2017-2018)
: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
It removes all your rights because all persons are registered as corporations when they are born. (This has been amply researched. Do not believe it, research it yourself).
The bill removes all the rights under the Constitution of those who are corporations.
Thus, everyone in the U.S., practically, under this bill, will loose ALL RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION.
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Man has his life threatened for exposing crimes of Deep State.
QANON - POLICE AT HOME!!! - SPREAD ALL MY VIDEOS - TWEET TO PRESIDENT TRUMP!
Man has his life threatened for exposing the crimes of The Deep State.
Please help spread this far and wide so the news will get to Trump
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SHITHOLE! Commiefornia Governor Jerry Brown Orders Human Excrement To Be Dumped Into Tap Water Supply
Commiefornia Governor Jerry Brown has approved new measures Tuesday that will allow the addition of human excrement in drinking water.
The new rules will allow sewage waste to be “recycled” through the state’s reservoirs, and will go into effect by 2023.
Foxnews.com reports: “This is a type of indirect potable use — it’s not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone’s house,” said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. “It’s highly treated.”
She says the new regulations could potentially affect all 36 of California’s reservoirs that serve as the main source of the state’s municipal drinking water.
The regulations are the result of a two-year public review process in which an expert panel decided that the regulations were necessary for public health and to supplement existing drinking water supplies with recycled water.
San Diego is at the forefront of a sewer-to-reservoir operation that the rest of the state will likely follow.
The board is working to implement “direct potable reuse” – a process by which treated recycled water is added directly into a drinking water system.https://archive.fo/6uDIWhttp://yournewswire.com/california-jerry-brown-excrement-tap-water/
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Parkland False Flag Shooting Updates
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Get Ready For Change: Trump's Trade War Will Be BOTH Good and Bad For The US
FIRST THE GOOD!
Job growth will continue to rise for domestic factories and production nationwide.
Dusty Stevens, a superintendent at Century Aluminum Potline in Kentucky, said that new tariffs would help his factory ramp up production to full capacity.
“This is going to bring over 300 jobs to the surrounding community,” he said.
“It’s huge for our community,” said James Powell, another superintendent from Century Aluminum. He commented that he was unaware of any current politician making such an impact on his industry. He specifically cited an old job he had in Texas at a steel smelter before it shut down.
“It devastated the community, I was pretty much hopeless, didn’t know what to do,” he said. He said later found a job at Century Aluminum.
Sonya Johnson, another worker from Century Aluminum, agreed.
“These are very exciting times for us,” she said, pointing to more lines of production that were already planned for an increase.https://archive.fo/AQSVrNOW FOR THE BAD!
EU and China will likely strike back, causing major price inflation for ALL economies, including the US.
Mr. Trump said that he would soon levy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from every foreign country, a move that sent stocks tumbling through the end of the day. On Friday, he ramped up his rhetoric in the face of criticism, saying on Twitter that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.”
Many economists say the opposite: that even the prospect of a trade war will hurt the economic expansion that is underway and that Mr. Trump loves to take credit for.
“Industries that buy steel and aluminum, not to mention agricultural exporters, employ many times more people than the industries that the president wants to protect,” said Peter A. Petri, an economist and trade expert at Brandeis University’s International Business School. “Whether we go through with his approach is anyone’s guess, but business investment depends on predictable policy, and relentless chaos takes its toll even if cooler heads prevail on the policies that the president is tweeting about.”
On their own, the tariffs appear unlikely to affect growth or inflation to a great degree, economists said. Mr. Trump’s tariffs “would by themselves have only a small macroeconomic impact,” said Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics and a vocal critic of Mr. Trump’s trade agenda during the campaign.
What worries many economists, particularly on Wall Street, is the prospect that Mr. Trump is set to launch a broader trade war. The national security grounds he is invoking as rationale for the tariffs could provoke swift retaliation from trading partners such as Canada, which will be affected far more by the measures than China will.
“This is likely to escalate trade tensions,” economists at Goldman Sachs wrote on Thursday, “particularly as it looks likely to apply to a broad group of countries including to some allies of the U.S. We expect further disruptive trade developments over the coming months.”https://archive.fo/mNxYf
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After Years of Hooting Against Russia, Democrats Now Calling For Peace Negotiations
During a routine Congressional hearing on Wednesday, US military leaders publicly admonished Russian President Vladimir Putin for unveiling six powerful new weapons during his annual address to lawmakers, including what's believed to be a modified Iskander ballistic missile capable of defeating US and NATO anti-ballistic missile systems. Using Putin's escalation as one more justification for asking that all of the appropriations requested in the Defense Department budget be assiduously met.
Commander of US Strategic Command Gen. John Hyten, said Putin's declarations were "not surprising" and that he was "disappointed" the Russian leader would use these weapons tests to "further intimidate and coerce" the US.
"A US-Russia Strategic Dialogue is more urgent following President Putin’s public address on March 1st when he referred to several new nuclear weapons Russia is reportedly developing, including a cruise missile and a nuclear underwater drone," reads a letter signed by US Senators Edward J. Markey Jeff Merkley Dianne Feinstein and Bernie Sanders.
The letter was addressed to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and in it, the (mostly Democratic) senators stressed that while "significant" disagreements exist between the US - including both the allegations of collusion and election meddling, as well as Russia's annexation of the Crimea - these differences shouldn't prevent the two countries from engaging in diplomatic talks (of course, President Trump has already met Russian President Vladimir Putin in his official capacity as leader of the free world).
"Due to these policy rifts, not in spite of them… the United States should urgently engage with Russia to avoid miscalculation and reduce the likelihood of conflict."
Their main recommendation? Lawmakers are concerned that some of the brand-new Russian nuclear weapons are not covered by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, commonly known as the New START - and therefore, the US should consider pushing to broaden the treaty.
These weapons include a cruise missile with virtually no range limit and a nuclear-powered underwater drone.
Rumors had recently circulated that Tillerson would meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for bilateral talks while the two are in Africa, where Tillerson recently left for his first trip to the continent as Secretary of State. But both the State Department and Lavrov have denied these reports (which, as we learned with North Korea during the Olympics, doesn't necessary preclude some backchanneling and jockeying to make the talks happen).
During his state of the union speech, Putin stressed that Russia would not have needed to develop these cutting-edge weapons had its legitimate concerns been heeded by the US and its allies.
"Nobody wanted to talk to us about the root of the problem. Nobody listened to us; so listen to us now," Putin taunted.https://archive.fo/9SWKdhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-09/senate-democrats-us-should-urgently-engage-russia-avoid-military-miscalculation
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Democrats Flip Middle Class Workers The Finger: Release Huge Tax Increase Plan
Here are a few of the gems:
Increase the top marginal income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. This nearly 3 percentage point increase in the top personal rate is not only a hike in the top bracket levy, but it's also a direct tax increase on small and mid-sized businesses. The 30 million companies which are organized as sole proprietorships, partnerships, Subchapter-S corporations, and LLCs pay their business taxes on their owners' 1040 personal tax returns. Hiking the top tax rate is a small business tax increase.
Increase the corporate income tax rate from 21 percent to 25 percent.
Bring back the alternative minimum tax (AMT) for 4 million families.
Cut the "death tax" standard deduction in half.
All of this is very confusing given that the new tax cuts are supported by a majority of the American people and is growing in popularity. A good chunk of people haven't even yet realized they've received a tax cut, so the favorable numbers should continue to grow.
Instead of figuring out how to raise taxes, Congressional Democrats would do better to work in a bipartisan manner to make the middle class and pro-jobs tax relief just passed into law permanent. Try cutting wasteful governmental spending, as we all know there is plenty of that!https://archive.fo/M5YpNhttps://archive.fo/9ssHL
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NRA Sues Florida Over New Age Limit Law For Buying Semi-autos
The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21.
"We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18- to 21-year-olds," said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., were working on the complaint Friday afternoon, and filed the complaint moments before the court's deadline.
The suit was filed just over an hour after Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law. He expected opposition from the gun lobby.
“I’m an NRA member, and I was an NRA member when I became governor. I’m going to be an NRA member when I’m not governor,” Scott said at the bill signing. “I’m sure there are NRA members that agree with this bill, some that don’t agree with this bill.”
The lawsuit names Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rick Swearingen, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Scott's office said he was reviewing the lawsuit.
The complaint says the new law prohibits law-abiding citizens between the ages of 18 and 21 from lawfully purchasing a firearm of any kind.
"This blanket ban violates the fundamental rights of thousands of responsible, law-abiding Florida citizens and is thus invalid under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments," it says.https://archive.fo/dkKXRhttps://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/03/09/nra-sues-florida-over-gun-bill-same-day-gov-scott-signed-law/412365002/
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College Censorship of Speech To Soon Be Outlawed In Florida, Campuses That Censor Students Will Face Huge Fines
Throughout my career as a journalist and political scientist, I’ve never come across any historical evidence indicating that our Founding Fathers sought to limit Americans’ free speech rights to certain areas.
And yet that’s precisely what many colleges and universities do. Administrators have adopted policies creating “free speech zones” where they essentially funnel students and speakers who espouse political, social, and cultural viewpoints with which they disagree.
Thankfully, more and more states are waking up to this speech suppression, and that includes Florida.
The Sunshine State is set to enact new protections for free-thinking, liberty-minded, largely conservative students on campus who have been increasingly shunned, persecuted and harangued by Marxist university administrators and professors.
As reported by The Washington Times, state lawmakers recently passed the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018, with votes in the House and Senate of 84-28 and 33-5 respectively. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, now has it on his desk.
The Times noted:
Introduced by state Rep. Bob Rommel, Naples Republican, the bill contains a provision that prohibits public universities from establishing so-called “free speech zones” and instead designates generally all outdoor campus areas as “traditional public forums,” effectively keeping colleges from restricting protest activity to certain areas.
“I’ve received thousands and thousands of calls from students that feel that their right to speak freely where they want to in outside areas has been infringed upon and how can they stand up to the big university when they’re just a student struggling to get by,” Rommel said, The Gainesville Sun reported.
If Scott signs the bill, Florida would instantly become the latest of only a handful of states that have passed laws that ban public colleges and universities from establishing free speech zones.
“Attempting to limit the First Amendment rights of students by tucking them into the hidden corners of campus is not only unconstitutional but goes against the very concept of what a college education should be about,” Demetrius Minor, the coalitions director of the Florida office of Generation Opportunity, a right-of-center group that supported the bill, told the Times.
The Sun reported that Democrats in both chambers of the Florida Legislature tried but failed to strip out Rommel’s language from the bill. They claimed to be concerned about language that might open up universities to litigation and also give controversial groups such as neo-Nazis and white supremacists a platform on campus.https://archive.fo/Opb0fhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-08-florida-stands-up-for-the-first-amendment-by-eliminating-college-free-speech-zones.html
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Trump Administration To Release Obama-Era Fast And Furious Documents
We may finally get some answers to the high-level Obama administration’s gun-running scandal dubbed “Fast and Furious.” The Trump administration is promising to release the documents pertaining to that scandal that were withheld by former Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Operation Fast and Furious was the Obama-era operation in coordination with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them as they were transported into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy.
“For over six years, the House Oversight Committee has fought for additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Today, the Committee finally reached a conditional settlement with the Department of Justice,” Amanda Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement to Fox News.
“The Committee seeks all relevant facts so we can learn from the mistakes made by the Justice Department. We have a responsibility to uncover why they worked so hard to hide this information from the Committee, the family of [slain border patrol agent] Brian Terry, and the American people.”
Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant with a weapon used in the botched Operation Fast and Furious. Terry died in a gunfight between Border Patrol agents and members of a six-man cartel “rip crew,” which patrolled the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border looking for drug dealers to rob. The cartel member suspected of killing Terry was apprehended in 2017.
Terry’s brother, Kent Terry also wants the scandal investigated.
#FastAndFurious @realDonaldTrump Sir it's been 7 yrs .my family ask you reopen Obama's gun scandal that cost my brother his life..I talk to you back on the campaign trail here in Michigan and you offered to reopen the books into this senseless scandal .thank you.God bless
— Kent terry (@terry_superman) March 3, 2018
“We need to find out the truth, exactly what happened, how it happened, why it happened,” Kent Terry said on Fox & Friends Tuesday.
“We need Mr. Trump, President Trump, to unseal the documents, reverse executive privilege so that we know what happened, and that we can hold the people accountable that are responsible.”
According to Fox News, the Justice Department entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The settlement agreement was filed in federal court in Washington D.C. and ends six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce records requested by the committee.
“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Wednesday. “This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”https://archive.fo/imjBThttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-08/trump-administration-release-obama-era-fast-and-furious-documents
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Globalist Commandos Throw Pissy Fit Over Putin Upgrading Russia's Nuclear Defenses
During a Wednesday meeting with members of Congress to testify about the Pentagon's latest budget request, one US military leader told lawmakers that he was "disappointed" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent unveiling of a powerful nuclear weapon, adding that the Russian leader will likely use it to "further intimidate" the US and its NATO allies, per RT.
"I think the statements made by Russian president Putin while not surprising were nonetheless disappointing. While we have been aware of the development of Russia’s capabilities and watching with concern some of the development that has occurred in terms of Russia’s doctrine and exercise program, it is nonetheless disappointing to see that the president of the Russian Federation chose to feature these capabilities in a way that he did," John Rood, under secretary of defense policy, told the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, during the discussion.
Another leader, Commander of US Strategic Command Gen. John Hyten, said Putin's declarations were "not surprising".
"Putin’s statements are not surprising and only reinforce Russia’s commitment to develop weapons designed to intimidate and coerce the US and its allies," Hyten said.
During his annual state-of-the-nation address to Russian lawmakers last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the world - grabbing headlines in US and other western media - by unveiling a new intercontinental missile that Putin claimed is capable of evading US missile defenses. Putin accompanied this announcement with a presentation showing footage of weapons testing, as well as digital representations of what a launch would look like.
Putin once again blamed the US for Russia's decision to develop its newest weapons, claiming that George W Bush's decision to withdraw from the anti-ballistic missile treaty in 2002.
In response to Putin's demonstration, a Pentagon spokeswoman said last week saying that "the US has known for a long time that Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems..." and that the US is "fully prepared" to handle the advances threat. On Wednesday, Hood echoed that statement, admitting that Russia's new weapons systems had probably been in development for "quite some time.
"Those capabilities have obviously been in development for quite some time. President Putin talked about their maturity. They are clearly not the capabilities that were developed in the last few months or the last year," Rood admitted.[BTW, thank the Clintons for selling 20% of American Uranium to Russia in the first place! $$$]https://archive.fo/v6yc3https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-08/pentagon-disappointed-putin-will-use-new-weapons-intimidate-and-coerce-us
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Remember The 13,000+ Sealed Indictments? Jeff Sessions Admits They Are NOT Mueller’s ...
Remember The 13,000+ Sealed Indictments?Jeff Sessions Admits They Are NOT Mueller’s But From A Prosecutor “Outside of Washington”
There has been a great deal of consternation, directed toward AG Jeff Sessions surrounding the ongoing FISA abuse scandal and the larger issues of unlawful DOJ and FBI conduct in their political investigation of candidate Donald Trump. It is a matter of great division amid people who follow the details.
That said, AG Jeff Sessions revealed tonight in an interview with Shannon Bream, that he previously appointed a DOJ official to investigate the issues delivered by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (House Judiciary), prior to receiving the request for a Special Counsel from Chairman Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy.https://hooktube.com/watch?v=M_3xGquX9ZQ
Transcript @00:15 (emphasis mine) “Well, I have great respect for Mr. Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte, and we are going to consider seriously their recommendations. I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.
Also I am well aware we have a responsibility to insure the integrity of the FISA process, we’re not afraid to look at that. The inspector general, some think that our inspector general is not very strong; but he has almost 500 employees, most of which are lawyers and prosecutors; and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure that it’s done properly, and we’re going to do that. And I’ll consider their request.”
Well, there you have it. There is already an appointed person, likely a prosecutor, from “outside of Washington”, in place prior to the recent request for a Special Counsel by Goodlatte and Gowdy. That was exactly what an objective analysis of the events previously outlined – and we previously noted.
Attorney Jeff Sessions is noting the existence of an outside prosecutor who has been in place for quite a while, exactly as we thought. All the evidence of this was/is clear if you follow the granular details closely. Here’s how we figure it out; and also the reason why no-one in Washington DC -including congress and the president- was previously aware.
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Democrats Considering Dropping Undemocratic 'Superdelegates' Altogether
Democratic officials are considering a new proposal to effectively eliminate all superdelegates, a move that would go beyond recommendations put forward late last year by the commission tasked with making the party's presidential nominating process more fair.
Under the current system for choosing a Democratic nominee, around 700 people called “superdelegates” are entitled to their own delegate to award to the candidate of their choosing, regardless of votes cast
— making up about 30% of the 2,382 delegates needed to clinch the party’s nomination. These superdelegates include members of the Democratic National Committee, Democratic elected officials, and "distinguished" party leaders like former presidents and vice presidents. Superdelegates were a major point of contention during the 2016 primary — with many supporters of Bernie Sanders arguing the system unfairly favored Hillary Clinton.
The Unity Reform Commission, formed by Sanders and Clinton to review the party’s nominating process, has since proposed a new system to effectively reduce superdelegates by about 60%: Elected officials and distinguished party leaders would remain “unpledged” superdelegates, able to cast their vote for any candidate. The remaining superdelegates, namely the 447 members of the DNC, would have their delegates “bound” to the their state’s primary or caucus vote. (In the case of a second round of voting at a Democratic convention — historically a rare occurrence in the party’s presidential nominating process — all superdelegates would be unbound.)
The 21 members of the Unity Reform Commission agreed upon the superdelegates proposal at a meeting in early December, following four lengthy gatherings over the course of seven months. Those recommendations then moved to the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee, where members were given a period of six months to put forward a set of final proposals.
In the weeks since the final Unity Reform Commission meeting, Democrats have considered going a step further — eliminating superdelegates altogether in the main convention vote.
The idea became a subject of debate here this week at a DNC meeting, where members of the Rules and Bylaws Committee engaged in a lengthy, granular back-and-forth on Thursday over language to either "reduce," "substantially reduce," or "eliminate" superdelegates.
"'Reduce' covers 'elimination,'" said Leah Daughtry, one member of the committee. "It would give us enough elbow room, enough latitude, to get to zero — if that's what we want to get to."
"I think we're leaving it open. We're saying 'reduce or eliminate,'" said committee cochair James Roosevelt III. "We're gonna reduce, but we just don't know how far we're going.”https://archive.fo/ykHzVhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/democrats-are-weighing-a-proposal-to-eliminate
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New Youtube Platform For Conservatives Announced, Real.Video (Will Be Going Live Soon)
Every time the techno-tyrants try to destroy free speech, it backfires on them. When YouTube terminated my entire Health Ranger channel last Saturday without any justifiable reason whatsoever, it became obvious to me that the time had come to pull the trigger on a p2p file distribution technology I’ve been researching for several years.
Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are at war with human freedom. They’ve decided to selectively terminate content based purely on political bias, wiping out extremely valuable channels of human knowledge and freedom in the process. Understand that freedom of the press is now being utterly destroyed by these techno-tyrants that have been infested with radical left-wing crybullies and snowflakes who now serve as “trusted flaggers” to selectively censor their targets.
There’s no denying it: the technology dictatorship is upon us. Their actions are disgusting — and even dangerous for any free society — yet they also spur innovation and resistance against tyranny and centralized oppression.
That’s why this week, I’ve announced a teaser for a new project called Real.Video. Visit the website here.
Real.Video uses p2p file sharing technology to bypass YouTube censorship
Real.Video is a p2p file sharing infrastructure for videos and other content (it also supports audio files, PDF files, text files and HTML files). Importantly, Real.Video is not a video hosting site because any centralized hosting platform would be subjected to intense censorship, legal harassment, government raids and all the usual tactics pursued by totalitarian regimes (i.e. the “left cult” in America today) to silence opposition and crush free speech.
Rather, Real.Video provides a way for people to receive free speech videos, podcasts and documents which are specifically not hosted on any central server anywhere. Thus, they cannot be easily censored or shut down.
Content creators — i.e. independent writers, broadcasters and indy news leaders — are being invited to create channels in this system. Any videos or podcasts they publish to their channels are automatically replicated through the entire system, achieving delivery to your Windows PC, Mac laptop, Android or iPhone device. This bypasses censorship and brings you files which you can then archive for long-term safety and privacy.
We already have many top indy media channels that have confirmed their participation, including:
Next News Network
The Gateway Pundit
Note that what these channels all have in common is that they are being mercilessly targeted for censorship and termination by YouTube / Google and other techno-tyrants.
If you are an indy media content creator and would like to have a channel, simply request an invitation at Real.Video.
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Dianne Feinstein Threatened Legal Actions Against Facebook, Unless They Censor News and Politics
Facebook has begun censoring President Donald Trump’s posts on their platform as part of a clampdown on “controversial content.”
In January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to deprioritize news from the newsfeed – admitting that users would no longer see updates from most of the news outlets they follow.
However, hidden in the small print was additional plans to also deprioritize the Trump Facebook account.
Westernjournal.com reports: Since the announcement, Trump’s official Facebook page saw a 45 percent decline in total engagement, dropping from over 4.7 million engagements to approximately 2.6 million engagements, Breitbart reported.
Average engagement on the president’s Facebook posts also dropped by about 38 percent, from 71,228 average engagements to 44,465 average engagements.
The number of times Trump has posted on Facebook has not declined.
Before the algorithm change, Trump made 67 posts in 13 days without a drop in engagement.
Trump posted at about the same rate the 13 days after the change and saw a decline in engagements, as shown in Breitbart’s graph above.
When compared to Democrat political figures like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Trump’s engagements seem to have taken the hardest hit.
It is important to note that while Sanders and Warren could have also seen a decline in engagements, the impact would not be comparable because they already had fairly low engagements when compared to Trump.
When asked by Breitbart, Facebook acknowledged that the algorithm change could have caused the decline, and pointed to their announcement post.
“Pages may see their reach, video watch time and referral traffic decrease,” the post read. “The impact will vary from Page to Page, driven by factors including the type of content they produce and how people interact with it.”
After Trump’s election, the media, politicians and even Facebook employees accused Facebook of helping the president-elect win by spreading fake news.
Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said to the platform, “You’ve created these platforms, and now they’re being misused, and you have to be the ones to do something about it … or we will,”
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WTF? Many Companies - Including The NRA - Cut Advertisement Ties With Infowars
CNN has taken it upon themselves to contact companies whose advertisements have been played on the InfoWars-linked Alex Jones Channel on YouTube, resulting in a flood of major brands blacklisting the channels for future ad spending.
CNN has discovered ads on InfoWars' channels from companies and organizations such as Nike (NKE), Acer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, the Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia (EXPE), Alibaba (BABA), HomeAway, Mozilla, the NRA, Honey, Wix and ClassPass.
Even an ad for USA for UNHCR, a group that supports the UN refugee agency UNHCR, asking for donations for Rohingya refugees was shown on an InfoWars YouTube channel.
Many of the brands -- including Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba and OneFamily -- have suspended ads on InfoWars' channels after being contacted by CNN for comment. The companies, with the exception of Alibaba, which declined to comment, said they had been unaware their ads were running on The Alex Jones Channel. CNN discovered the HomeAway advertising shortly before publishing this story, and has not yet received a response from that company.
The various brands purchased ad campaigns from marketing agencies or directly through YouTube parent company Google - which direct advertisements at specific demographics. Companies often don't know where their ads are displayed, however they can use exclusion filters to black list channels or content they don't wish to advertise with.
Scores of conservative and "conspiracy" YouTube channels have been hit with strikes and bans over the last several weeks following the Parkland Florida School Shooting. In particular, videos suggesting that survivor David Hogg was being coached or is a paid crisis actor have been struck from the platform and measures taken against uploaders.
YouTube admitted they had been overly aggressive in their recent enforcement, blaming "newer members" of its 10,000 large team of moderators.
"As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals," wrote a YouTube spokesman in an email. "We’re continuing to enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous content, they have not changed. We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error."
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Go Figure: CNN Caught Paying Anti-gun Activists
Clare Schexnyder, the “concerned mom” who organized gun control protests and school boycotts in the wake of the Florida shooting, was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by CNN.
The Georgia mother is getting huge amounts of national press attention over her National School Walkout protest – but what the mainstream media is failing to report on is the fact that she worked for nearly two decades at CNN as a senior producer.
Truepundit.com reports: Wait. Anti-gun rally. And CNN, the gun control cable news network.
And CNN and their mainstream media cohorts — in both print, on the web and television — have been giving Schexnyder’s national walkout and other gun-control protests fantastic press.
Perhaps Schexnyder has the best of intentions, as she is raising awareness about school shootings and garnering thousands of students who plan to walk out of their schools in March. One could debate the manner of protests but what is disturbing is the woman’s career at CNN, a network infamous for its fake news. For decades.
And Schexnyder was part of that soiled environment for 17 years, working in numerous roles, including:
Senior Producer for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Medical Unit 2001 – 2004
Senior Producer, “Inside Politics”, Political Unit 1996 – 2001
Executive Producer, “Daybreak” 1997
Producer, “TalkBack Live”, 1994 – 1996
News Producer, 1991 – 1994
News, Associate Producer 1989 – 1991
Production Assistant, Political Unit 1988
Clare Schexnyder, a Decatur mom, heard about the massacre on the radio. Then she saw the videos the students recorded inside their classrooms during the carnage. “Then I heard the same continued bullshit from our political representatives of thought and prayers and mental health and I thought, ‘This is never going to stop.’”
She started a secret Facebook group with 400 members to discuss ways to respond to the latest shooting. She went to bed and the next morning it had 2,500 members from all over the country. That group eventually morphed into the 15,000-member strong National Stop School Shootings NOW Facebook group. It has members from around the country and they are planning a nation-wide school walk out on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. People are also encouraged to walk out of work and their homes during this time as a show of support. The event is being held in coordination with organizers from the Women’s March, Schexnyder said.
The organizers of the national walkout want “students, teachers, administrators and parents walk out of local colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and pre-schools” to storm out of their classrooms, along with their parents.
But shouldn’t Schexnyder inform those students, teachers, and parents who are following her lead that she worked for the anti-Trump news network before whipping everyone up into a national frenzy first? And then folks can decide if this walkout is grass roots, or an extension of the liberal news media.
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Good! Federal Judge Overrules Commiefornia Judge: Trump Within His Authority To End DACA
Moments ago, president Trump tweeted "Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that “President Trump has the right to end DACA.” President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the hills!"
What he was referring to is that on Monday, a Maryland federal judge gave the Trump administration a win over a lawsuit challenging the DOJ's ability to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Judge Roger W. Titus ruled that Trump had the legal authority to rescind the executive order former President Obama announced in 2012. The order - designed to protect illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors - was rescinded by Trump for a period of six months until Congress could find a more permanent solution.
"This decision took control of a pell-mell situation and provided Congress — the branch of government charged with determining immigration policy — an opportunity to remedy it. Given the reasonable belief that DACA was unlawful, the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational," wrote Judge Titus, adding "As disheartening or inappropriate as the president’s occasionally disparaging remarks may be, they are not relevant to the larger issues governing the DACA rescission. The DACA Rescission Memo is clear as to its purpose and reasoning, and its decision is rationally supported by the administrative record."
President Trump knocked Democrats over DACA on Monday - tweeting "It's March 5th and the Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA. Gave them 6 months, they just don't care. Where are they? We are ready to make a deal!"
It’s March 5th and the Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA. Gave them 6 months, they just don’t care. Where are they? We are ready to make a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
The administration had originally set a March 5 deadline for the end of DACA.
Despite the decision being a major win for the Trump campaign, it doesn't change the current status of DACA - which is still in place due to several injunctions which require the program to remain intact while legal efforts to challenge Trump's decision to end the program are ongoing.
Current DACA recipients are allowed to apply for renewal while the cases are pending, however no new illegal immigrants who qualify for coverage may apply.
Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that “President Trump has the right to end DACA.” President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the hills!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
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Russia Comes To Britain’s Rescue With Tanker Of Gas After Cold Weather Chaos
Russia is sending more gas to Britain to help out after the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma’ depleted their supplies.
Russia’s LNG cargo firm agreed to bring liquefied gas from Russia’s Yamal energy plant in Siberia, yet the British media have barely managed to mention how Russia was helping out.
The move came just weeks after the UK’s defense secretary accused Russia of planning attacks on power stations that could kill “thousands and thousands and thousands.” He said the possible mass murder of Britons could happen if a Russian cyber attack crippled infrastructure and energy supplies, causing panic and chaos across the UK.
Last week, the National Grid warned that the UK would not have enough gas to meet demands as the temperatures plummeted and imports were hit by outages.
RT reports: There was extensive media coverage when Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson unleashed his scare story about Russian spies eyeing up attacks on Britain’s power infrastructure, warning that Moscow was planning ways to murder “thousands and thousands and thousands” of people. Not much of the analysis seemed to consider that perhaps the warning was overwrought.
Now, there is a real-life example of the pragmatic reality of the UK-Russia relationship. A delivery of Russian gas is being sent to stabilize the UK’s precarious energy security, and make sure Brits are able to keep warm. The liquified natural gas (LNG) is coming from Siberia’s Yamal energy project, in order to relieve the UK after a week of abnormally low temperatures that led to unstable gas supplies. The LNG will reportedly be picked up and delivered by British giant Royal Dutch Shell.
The price of gas spiked in Britain because of the freezing weather front dubbed the ‘Beast from the East,’ (a title which also sums up the usual media coverage of Russia) so an injection of Russian gas was needed quickly. There is no sign of Williamson stepping in to prevent that gas arriving over fantastical concerns it could kill ”thousands and thousands and thousands.”
The imminent delivery sums up the myth vs the reality of the relationship between London and Moscow. The myth of Russia provides a useful bogeyman for defense secretaries who need extra funding for the military, or who have just been outed as having had an inappropriate relationship (forgot to mention that). Russia is useful when a government is struggling to deal with a political situation like Brexit. Moscow provides both something to blame, and also something to distract attention.
On the other hand, Russia can provide secure energy when it’s needed, and float its businesses on the London stock market like any other, and is happy to do so. It will even allow its citizens to invest in English football clubs. In other words, the evidence is that Moscow is more likely to keep thousands and thousands and thousands of people warm, wealthy and entertained… as opposed to killing them.
Sanctions? What Sanctions? A SECOND batch of Russian gas has arrived in the US, despite despite the US-imposed sanctions against the majority owners Novatek operating the Russian facility pic.twitter.com/CaZQvNthPN
— RT (@RT_com) March 2, 2018
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Despotic UK Government Says Terrorists Are Not The Threat, Their Citizens Are!
The UK government has said that people with right-wing leanings pose a bigger threat to the British public than the Islamic State (ISIS).
As American Conservative and Christian voices have taken a hammering in the USA following the Parkland shootings, so fearmongers, pushing the “answer” of censorship, have been equally active in the UK over the last few days.
“Hope not Hate”, the controversial “watchdog” of “extremism”, has just released its annual report.
It claims that far-right terrorism is now an expanding concern and blatantly states:
“The UK should be prepared for more terrorist plots and the use of extreme violence”
For those who consider “Hope not Hate” to be connected to MI5, these words read with a sinister undertone.
But these concerns are certainly being expressed from the heart of the UK government. Mark Rowley, outgoing head of UK counter-terrorism, says that since the 3 successful Islamist terror attacks in the spring of 2017, four “far right” terror plots have been foiled, alongside ten Islamist terror plans. And surveys show 42% of Britons trust Islam less since last year, while 25% of those on the government de-radicalisation programme have “far-right” views…
Concern has been particularly heightened since the Darren Osbourne trial. Osbourne drove a van into a group of Muslims outside Finsbury Mosque, and ever since, media has been blamed for “radicalising” him, as previously covered by Your News Wire.
Certainly, any critic of Islam in UK social debate has faced constant attack by “twitter mobs” etc and had to endure hysterical “reporting” against even the mildest statements, causing the loss of jobs and platforms. Names like Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson are hated by the UK mass-immigration fanatic left. And Osbourne did read some of their tweets.
It’s quite clear where Hope not Hate want to go. Nick Lowles says:
“Prominent right-wing figures including American commentator Ann Coulter, ex-Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos, Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson, EDL founder Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Lennon), and former newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins are reaching millions of people through their social media posts and videos.
All have seen followers and views spike in the wake of Isis-inspired massacres, with campaigners accusing the far-right of “exploiting terror attacks for its own benefit”.
Because most of the material posted by high-profile figures cannot be proven to call for violence, it has mostly evaded criminal law and guidelines on social media sites. “While these people are not directly inciting violence, it is the logical conclusion of their rhetoric.”
Here the article is saying that these people are engaged in lawful NON-VIOLENT speech warning about the social problem, but because the problem is real, and the government is doing nothing credible about it, people get the idea to do something themselves… The solution being pushed here is very clear. Hope Not Hate should be able to speak, people it is doesn’t like, should not. Government has no responsibility to actually tackle the core issues: it’s the citizens who should shut up about it.
And the UK governments guilty conscience is a big factor here. They do not want the British people as a whole to realise they have used British passport holding Jihadi’s for years as mercenaries to fight convenient enemies in countries like Libya and Syria.
Now these Jihadi’s have come home to free houses, benefit payments, and a status as “untouchables”. The world has changed: Donald Trump is not Obama, or Clinton, and is not going along with Neo-Cons using ISIS to manipulate the Middle East. Which leaves these British Jihadi’s, with all their evidence of what the government has been up to, with massive leverage: they are the proof of UK government War Crimes.
Being unable to tackle the hard core generating UK jihadi radicalisation, the government has instead decided to shoot the messengers. But its not working.https://archive.fo/OCnGThttp://yournewswire.com/uk-government-right-wing-dangerous-isis/
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Retired Green Beret Warns Communism Has Already Infiltarted America, If You Desire Freedom Prepare For War
BE PREPARED: >>>/endtimes/7
History: It repeats itself and is consistently ignored before it does so.
Ignored are the elements that lead up to the repeated event, although they blossom akin to flowers right before the eyes. One of the problems is doubting it, the “doubting” that the event is happening...is really happening. One of the elements that leads to that doubt is the event transpires almost imperceptibly, with such incremental slowness that it is not recognized as a single event that is happening.
In this case we are talking about the conversion of our society in the United States to full-blown dictatorship or a complete loss of rights guaranteed under the Constitution... such a loss that eventually leads to a dictatorship or a tyrannical, oppressive government. History shows us, and we ignore it.
The Founding Fathers have been degraded and ridiculed by the new society the media and their Communist masters are creating. Their mortal weaknesses are upheld at every chance in substitution for the enormity of the sacrifices they made to form the basis for our nation’s government. The Constitution of the United States of America took more than 11 years to create.
These Communists would have you believe that the Founding Fathers were a pack of illiterate morons who could not control their own lascivious appetites... who owned slaves and were elitists. These Communists have been infiltrating the United States for a hundred years... destroying the moral fabric of our society by destroying the family. The Communists infiltrated our government and camouflaged themselves with the names “Liberal” or “Progressive,” or some (such as Bernie Sanders) declaring softly, “I’m a Socialist.”
The government is infested with Communists, plain and simple, and these Communist/Socialist traitors have denigrated our nation and sunk it into an abyss. Aided by their lackeys, such as the Cloward and Piven, Abbie Hoffman, Saul Alinsky, the Trumka’s and other union leaders... they further destroyed it by what they allowed. These Senators, Congressmen, Justices, and those in successive Presidential Administrations, bolstered by oligarchs and other magnates…what they did not foster or create, they allowed in the media and in Hollywood to be rammed into our eyes and ears.
These Communists have destroyed the family structure, the borders, the culture, the religious and social traditions, and the history that has given us identity and solidarity with one another.
The bottom line: J. Edgar Hoover and Joseph McCarthy had it right… 100% right.
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Trump: We'll Remove New Tarrifs From Mexico & Canada Once NAFTA Re-negotiated
President Donald Trump continued to talk tough on trade on Monday, defending his announced steel and aluminum tariffs.
“NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A.,” Trump wrote. “Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed.”
Reuters reports that representatives from Canada and Mexico will meet on Monday to discuss NAFTA as both countries seek a waiver from Trump’s proposed tariffs.
Trump specifically called out Mexico and Canada for their failures to address problems for the United States.
“Canada must treat our farmers much better. Highly restrictive,” he wrote on Twitter. “Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. They have not done what needs to be done. Millions of people addicted and dying.”
On Sunday, Trump said that the United States was on the “losing side” of trade deals.
“Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead,” he wrote. “Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed. Also, Canada must..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
…treat our farmers much better. Highly restrictive. Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. They have not done what needs to be done. Millions of people addicted and dying.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
To protect our Country we must protect American Steel! #AMERICA FIRST
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
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Good! Populists Sweep Italian National Elections, 5-Star Movement Big Winner
In what is being called “the mother of all anti-establishment votes,” populist-nationalist parties hammered parties identified as being part of the old guard in Italian elections Sunday, radically altering Italy’s political landscape.
The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement emerged as the biggest party in both Houses of Parliament while the anti-immigration League has taken over from Berlusconi’s Forza Italia as the largest single party on the political right.
The results will not be final until Monday evening, but exit polls point to a remarkable shift in Italian politics away from conventional parties to anti-establishment groups looking to shake up business as usual. The real victors were Luigi di Maio of the 5-Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of the League, in an election that saw voter turnout at over 73 percent of the voter population, essentially debunking forecasts of low turnout due to supposed indifference and disillusionment.
Perhaps the most significant force in the new Italian politics was the southern vote, with Di Maio’s 5-Star group taking nearly 50 percent of the vote in the area comprising Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria. The 5-Star Movement ran on a Euroskeptic platform, along with promises of transparency and an end to political corruption and careerism.
On the right, Berlusconi’s insistence on coalition leadership essentially “backfired” according to Italian analyses. Sunday saw an important internal reconfiguration of powers within the center-right coalition, from a group dominated by Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party to a bloc centered on the League, which only recently morphed from a small regional party into a national contender.
While in total votes the center-right group only gained some 2 percent over the elections of 2013, the internal shift is far more dramatic. The new League moved from 4 percent to 18.6 percent of the national vote—a jump of more than 400 percent—while Forza Italia fell from 21.5 percent to 13.5 percent.
If ballot projections are confirmed, leadership of the center-right coalition will pass to Salvini, meaning that he will also emerge as the coalition’s candidate for prime minister, replacing Antonio Tajani, whom Berlusconi has favored.
Centre-right coalition (Forza Italia/Northern League): This had been touted as a likely option heading into the election. However, that’d been under the assumption that Forza Italia would outperform the Northern League. Since this has not been the case, serious questions have been raised over the possibility of this partnership being formed as Berlusconi (Forza Italia) is unlikely to want to play junior to the Northern League or back its leader Matteo Salvini as a candidate for PM. Therefore, some serious compromises would need to be made in order for this option to go-ahead.
Grand coalition (Forza Italia/Democratic Party): Heading into the election, this had been touted as the most likely outcome. However, the below-par performance by the Democratic Party makes this option mathematically difficult without involving the support of one of the more radical parties; an unlikely outcome. Furthermore, the poor performance of the Democratic Party makes the prospect of a centre-left coalition unviable.
Populist Government (Five Star/Northern League/Brothers of Italy): Such a coalition would depend on the willingness of the Five Star Movement which at this stage appears to be unlikely (despite a recent softening of their opposition to coalitions) given their anti-establishment views. Furthermore, despite being of the populist mould, the coalition would hold fairly wide-ranging views.
Repeat elections: Should all of the above options fail, Italian voters would be sent back to the voting booths in an attempt to break the deadlock. During this period, the current Gentiloni government would operate on a caretaker basis but the ongoing political uncertainty would likely act as a negative to Italian assets.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin Responds To Mueller Probe: I Will Never Extradite Russians To Any Nation
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will “never” extradite a group of Russian nationals indicted in February by special counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Putin also denied that the Russian government was involved in election meddling, in an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly that aired Sunday,
Kelly asked Putin about Mueller’s indictments of 13 Russian nationals who are accused of using fake personas to plant political ads and promote political rallies on American social media sites. Mueller issued indictments for the operatives as well as three companies involved in the effort.
“I know that they do not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities,” Putin told Kelly.
“What they did specifically, I have no idea. I do not know what they were guided by.”
Putin called for American authorities to provide the Russian government with evidence linking the propaganda campaign to the Kremlin.
“Let them provide some materials, specifics and data. We’ll be prepared to look at them and talk about it,” he said.
But when Kelly asked whether Putin would extradite the accused if evidence backs up the Mueller indictment, Putin said he would not.
“Never. Never. Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone, just like the United States. Does the United States extradite its citizens to anyone?” he asked.
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Keynesian Utopia: Thousands More Stores To Close Down As US Heads Into Third World
Every year, it seems like more and more retail outlets are going out of business, resulting in the loss of jobs and local supplies. Last year, hundreds of stores closed, and this year, even more shops are scheduled to shut their doors for good.
This year, in an effort to save their businesses, the following retailers will close hundreds of their stores, according to Fox Business:
Abercrombie & Fitch: 60 more stores are charted to close
Aerosoles: Only 4 of their 88 stores are definitely remaining open
American Apparel: They’ve filed for bankruptcy and all their stores have closed (or will soon)
BCBG: 118 stores have closed
Bebe: Bebe is history and all 168 stores have closed
Bon-Ton: They’ve filed for Chapter 11 and will be closing 48 stores.
The Children’s Place: They plan to close hundreds of stores by 2020 and are going digital.
CVS: They closed 70 stores but thousands still remain viable.
Foot Locker: They’re closing 110 underperforming stores shortly.
Guess: 60 stores will bite the dust this year.
Gymboree: A whopping 350 stores will close their doors for good this year
HHGregg: All 220 stores will be closed this year after the company filed for bankruptcy.
J. Crew: They’ll be closing 50 stores instead of the original 20 they had announced.
J.C. Penney: They’ve closed 138 stores and plan to turn all the remaining ones into toy stores.
The Limited: All 250 retail locations have been closed and they’ve gone digital in an effort to remain in business.
Macy’s: 7 more stores will soon close and more than 5000 employees will be laid off.
Michael Kors: They’ll close 125 stores this year.
Payless: They’ll be closing a whopping 800 stores this year after recently filing for bankruptcy.
Radio Shack: More than 1000 stores have been shut down this year, leaving them with only 70 stores nationwide.
Rue 21: They’ll be closing 400 stores this year.
Sears/Kmart: They’ve closed over 300 locations.
ToysRUs: They’ve filed for bankruptcy but at this point, have not announced store closures, and have in fact, stated their stores will remain open.
Wet Seal: This place is history – all 171 stores will soon be closed.
And these are just the people who have announced store closures so far. In an environment hostile to brick and mortar businesses, more are sure to come.
Tens of thousands of jobs will be lost.
Even if you don’t like to shop, this is a sign of economic trouble. The malls that sit empty are a sign of massive unemployment.
Jobs in the retail sector are the most prolific in America, employing 4.3 million workers as salespeople and 3.3 million workers as cashiers. (source) The current store closures mean the end of employment for tens of thousands of workers.
All in all, the collapse of the retail industry could, at some point, put the livelihoods of more than 7 million people in jeopardy. Perhaps the doomsaying economists like Peter Schiff and Dave Kunstler are right when they warn that a Great Depression the likes of the one in the early 1900s is upon us. That means not only massive unemployment but also massive hyperinflation, making it nearly impossible to stay fed.
Let’s add to rising retail unemployment the move to more self-checkout, more AI, and more computerized systems instead of human staff. It’s not too hard to understand why people could soon be dependent on a Universal Basic Income and a return to an almost feudal society.https://archive.fo/qjKgShttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-04/thousands-more-stores-are-now-2018-retail-apocalypse-death-list
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REAL PROGRESS: Florida Senate Rejects Semi-Auto Ban, Passes Bill To Allow Teachers To Carry Instead
The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban semi-auto rifles, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers weeks after the deadly flase flag operation was carried out in a Parkland High School.
An amendment that would have banned most rifles attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the alledged high school killer (which the FBI and local police knew about and refused to prevent).
The full bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is expected to pass the state Senate on Monday, then go to the Florida House. An amendment to remove a provision to train and arm some teachers failed.
The bill raises the minimum age to buy a rifle or a shotgun to 21 from 18 and bans the use, sale or possession of bump stocks, which were used in the Oct. 1 shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas. The device can make semi-automatic weapons mimick fully automatics.
The bill includes $400 million in funding for schools to address mental health issues, the Herald reported.https://archive.fo/chPeVhttps://therealnews.com/florida-senate-rejects-ban-semiautos-150000001.html
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Bad! Trump Backstabs Conservative Voters BIGLY, Supports Gun Confiscation of Alledged Dangerous Individuals
THIS IS A BROKEN CAMPAIGN PROMISE
President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain dangerous individuals, even if it violates due process rights.
“I like taking the guns early like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.
Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.
“Allow due process so no one’s rights are trampled, but the ability to go to court, obtain an order and then collect not only the firearms but any weapons,” Pence said.
"Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court," Trump responded.
Trump met with lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss gun laws and school safety in the aftermath of a Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.
The alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was able to legally purchase the AR-15 used in the shooting despite numerous calls to law enforcement about his violent behavior.https://archive.fo/wTOwYhttp://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376097-trump-take-the-guns-first-go-through-due-process-second
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The Terrorists Win: Marine Le Pen Faces Prison For Criticising ISIS Online
French EU critic Marine Le Pen is facing a lengthy prison sentence for criticising Europe’s soft stance on ISIS on social media.
Le Pen was officially charged with distributing “violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity,” despite the fact the images she shared were truthful depictions of Islamic terror.
Futurism reports: This is not the first case of consequences for sharing social media content. Yonatan Tesfaye, a former spokesperson for Ethiopia’s opposition party, was sentenced to more than six years of jail time last May for encouraging terrorist acts on Facebook.
In the U.K., there is a proposed tax penalty for leaving up violent images or extremist content, forcing companies to take action or pay the price. Additionally, in Russian,sharing certain depictions of Putin is now considered “extremism.” New regulations have already led to arrests.
In this case, Le Pen shared images that were captioned “Daesh is THIS” (Daesh is the Arabic acronym used for ISIS). She shared an image of the beheaded body of American journalist James Foley, which was later taken down after outrage from Foley’s family. She also shared an image of a man being run over by a tank and another of a man being burned alive in a cage.
Le Pen admitted no guilt to AFP, saying “I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh. In other countries, this would have earned me a medal.”
Legal taken in response to behavior on social media is a relatively new phenomenon. It is unclear whether those who like or retweet these shared images will also face penalties — though it seems unlikely.
Additionally, these charges raise the question of whether U.S. politicians could be convicted of similar crimes. President Trump drew harsh criticism from the U.K. after sharing extremists posts containing violent imagery, but it seems highly improbable that any legal action will be taken.
Le Pen potentially faces up to three years in jail as well as a fine of €75,000 (about $92,000). This could set a new precedent in the West for responding to such social media behavior and, in the future, could theoretically spark further convictions.https://archive.fo/KBYUQhttp://yournewswire.com/marine-le-pen-prison-isis/
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UK Falls To Third World Levels As Broke Millenials Trade Sex For Rent
It is now time to sound the alarm bells on the economic prospects for the Millennial Generation in the Western world, but more importantly, in the United Kingdom. This generation of citizens aged 18 to 36, is the first in modern developed economies on course to have a lower standard of living than their parents.
Housing affordability and a decaying job environment are some of the most pressing issues affecting Millennials. The future is bleak for this avocado and toast generation, as Western world economies have likely plateaued regarding economic growth. Surging debt and rising government bond yields are producing an environment that could lead to more hardships for this lost generation.
Landlords in the United Kingdom have taken full advantage of broke Millennials by offering “adult arrangements” for a roof over their heads. Yes, you heard this correctly, Millennials are trading sex for a place to sleep — unearthed in a new documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which provides a chilling insight into just how bad the Millennial generation has it.
BBC reporter Ellie Flynn went undercover to expose the scale of the ‘Rent For Sex’ issue in the United Kingdom, in which landlords on Craigslist are advertising “free” accommodation in exchange for sexual acts.
Ellie portrayed herself as a broke, 24-year-old nursing student with very little alternatives. She confronted one man in a Newcastle cafe who defended his actions and told cameras: “I’m not doing anything wrong… it’s not just about sex, it’s about companionship.”
“BBC Three’s Ellie Undercover: Rent For Sex also met up with a landlord who had built a log cabin in his garden where tenants could sleep if the agreed to have sex in return for a ‘physical arrangement once a week,” the Daily Mail reported.
“The man offers to show Ellie around after saying: ‘That’s where you sleep, it’s a log cabin, alright,” the Daily Mail reported.
He later denied knowing the practice of asking for sex in exchange for housing is a serious offense in the United Kingdom, saying: “I don’t know, I can’t truthfully answer that .”
One landlord put Ellie in touch with a former tenant who told of “how he tried touching her while she was staying rent-free with him,” said the Daily Mail.
“I would just feel almost paralyzed every time he tried to touch me but he didn’t force himself on me,” said the unnamed woman.https://archive.fo/ZWPs2https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-03/rent-sex-landlords-exploit-thousands-broke-millenials
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Italy Trying To Rig Elections? Glitches, Lost Ballots and Voting Suspension Burried In Recent Report
Voting is underway in Italy in an election that could bring political gridlock after a campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and destabilization.
The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looks set to be the biggest single party, feeding off discontent over entrenched corruption and growing poverty, while the ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) is seen limping home in third place.
Many waited in line for more than an hour to vote, only to then be baffled by confusing ballots and the process to cast them
- which for the first time required an anti-fraud check by polling authorities.
"You feel as if you have gone there prepared but it's not that clear," complained Sister Vincenza as she cast her ballot on Rome's Aventine hill before heading to Mass.Some polling stations remained closed in Palermo two hours into election day because the wrong ballots were delivered and 200,000 new ones had to be reprinted overnight. Similar ballot glitches were reported elsewhere, forcing the suspension of the vote in two towns in Alessandria.
More than 46 million people were eligible to vote on Sunday, including Italians abroad who already mailed in their ballots. Exit polls were expected after polls closed at 11 p.m. (2200 GMT; 5 p.m.), projections sometime thereafter and consolidated results on Monday.https://archive.fo/jupk8
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Federal Court Seeks EPA Ban On Water Fluoridation Nationwide Due To Toxicity
A federal court has requested the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban water fluoridation nationwide due to its toxicity on humans.
In a victory for fluoride opponents, a judge in the Northern District of California has denied a motion by the EPA that sought to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to completely ban fluoride under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Activistpost.com reports: The lawsuit was brought forth by Food and Water Watch Inc. and a coalition of health organizations and individuals concerned about fluoride. Under section 21 of The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) citizens are allowed to petition the EPA to regulate or ban individual chemicals. Food and Water Watch filed the lawsuit after the EPA rejected a citizen petition calling for the EPA to ban the addition of fluoride chemicals to the drinking water supply.
As the lawsuit proceeded the EPA interpreted the language of the law to mean the judge should be limited to reviewing the information the EPA provided when it decided to reject the petition on February 17, 2017. “The disagreement is whether, in reaching its own decision, the court can consider information that the EPA did not have access to e.g. expert testimony, new studies, documents obtained in discovery, etc.,” Michael Connett, the attorney representing the coalition told Bloomberg Environment before the ruling.
National Law Review reported on the ruling:
In denying the EPA’s motion, the court specifically held that the phrase “de novo proceeding” indicates that Congress intended a broad scope of review because the word “proceeding” encompasses all regular activities of a lawsuit, including discovery beyond the administrative record. Because the purpose of the TSCA is to protect the public from chemicals that pose unreasonable risks to health and the environment, the court held that “[a] de novo proceeding in district court modeled after traditional trial-like proceedings would not conflict with the purpose of the TSCA, but would instead effectuate it.”
The court’s ruling means that the trial will now have larger implications for the legality of water fluoridation. If the coalition of fluoride opponents is successful in their lawsuit, the EPA may be forced to reconsider the petition to ban water fluoridation.
What is Fluoride?
The substances added to municipal water supplies known by the name fluoride are actually a combination of unpurified byproducts of phosphate mining. In the United States thousands of tons of fluorosilicic acid is recovered from phosphoric acid plants and then used for water fluoridation. During this process the fluoride ion is created.
This process of taking waste from the phosphate industry and putting it into drinking water has long been criticized for its effects on human health and the environment. It is well known that water fluoridation has led to dental fluorosis for millions of children. This discoloring of the teeth was called “cosmetically objectionable” by the Centers for Disease Control.
Beyond the cosmetic effect there have been several studies indicating overwhelming health issues related to fluoride, especially for children. Another study found a connection between exposure to water fluoridated at relatively low concentrations and a reduced IQ among children.
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Trump Will Be One Term President If He Signs Any Gun Control Bill Into Law
Bruce Willis has warned President Trump he will be a “one term president” if he makes the “monumental mistake” of abandoning his base and his respect for the Constitution by coming for our guns.
“I really hope he realizes he’s going to lose half his base by doing something this stupid,” Bruce Willis said, firing a warning shot across the bows. “I voted for him because he was strong on the Constitution, strong on the Bill of Rights,” Willis said to audience members after his appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where he was promoting his new film Death Wish.
“What he said the other day totally betrays the ideals of the people who got him elected. I’m hoping someone pulled him into a back room and said ‘Hey man, you are betraying the ideals of our founding fathers, this is not going to end well.‘”
Asked by an audience member if he really thought gun control would “end badly“, Willis doubled down, stating that he has “no doubt it will end badly. For him [Trump] and for the rest of us.“
“These are our rights, they are not privileges that can be taken away from us like we are kids because of some psycho nutcase in Florida or wherever,” said Willis, “If he pushes through with these reforms I will be voting for another candidate in 2020 and I know for a fact that millions of other people will too.”
In an open meeting with congressional Democrats and Republicans Wednesday, Trump appeared to embrace the idea of raising the age limit on purchasing weapons and suggested that law enforcement should be allowed to confiscate people’s guns before going through due process in a court.https://archive.fo/y20mqhttp://yournewswire.com/bruce-willis-trump-guns/
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YouTube Hit With Lawsuit Over Racial Discrimination Against White and Asian Americans
A new lawsuit alleges that YouTube stopped hiring white and Asian males to technical roles last year as they didn’t help the company improve employee diversity.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a former YouTube human resources employee has alleged in a new lawsuit that the company stopped hiring white and Asian male employees to technical roles at some point in 2017 to improve employee diversity rankings throughout the company. Arne Wilberg worked at Google for 9 years, four of which were spent at YouTube as a recruiter. Wilberg alleges that Google set quotas for the hiring of minorities at the company which resulted in discrimination against white and Asian male employees. Wilberg’s lawsuit claims that YouTube recruiters were told to cancel interviews with applicants that weren’t female, black or Hispanic and to “purge entirely” any applications that did not fit those criteria.
A Google spokesperson has stated that the company plans to defend itself entirely against the lawsuit, “We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity,” said the spokesperson.
However, many of the claims made in Wilberg’s lawsuit seem to corroborate Breitbart News’ previous reporting. One Google employee told Breitbart News, “Witch hunts are a well-known cultural problem at Google. The company is currently facing a Federal complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board in April for interfering with employees’ legal right to discuss ‘workplace diversity and social justice initiatives.’ The complaint alleges that Senior Vice President Urs Holzle and numerous managers in his organization actively stoked up witch hunts in 2015 and 2016 intended to muzzle low-level employees who raised concerns about the company’s practices.”
Wilberg’s lawsuit alleges that he faced discrimination from Google over his sex and race and retaliated against his complaints by firing him, violating antidiscrimination laws in the process. Wilberg claims that he made multiple complaints to managers about YouTube’s hiring process and escalated these complaints to superiors at Google before being fired last November. Wilberg’s lawsuit alleges that in the first quarter of 2016, YouTube recruiters were told that they were expected to hire five new employees each. Each of these new employees allegedly must have been from an underrepresented group, and recruiters used what was known as a “diversity tracker” to keep a count of the number of minorities hired.
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Ukraine Freezes As Russia Halts Gas Deliveries Because Socialists Refuse To Pay Their Bills
Last week, Russia's state-run gas giant and quasi-monopolist when it comes to European natgas supplies, Gazprom, announced it would not restart shipments of natural gas to Ukraine's Naftogaz starting March 1 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement, Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev, told journalists.
Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were supposed to restart on Thursday following a foreign court ruling aimed at ending years of disputes between Kiev and Moscow, including two halts to Russian gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. But Gazprom unexpectedly refused to resume deliveries, returning the prepayment for supplies made by Kiev, claiming amendments to a contract had not been completed.
The decision came as the sides reportedly failed to extend a supplemental agreement to the current gas contract, RT reported.
“So far, the supplemental agreement to the operating contract with Naftogaz has not been approved, and that is a compulsory condition for launching the shipments,” Medvedev said. "So, we have to recover the amount paid by the company in full. And it is obvious that the shipments in March won’t start."
In response, Ukraine's state monopoly said that Gazprom had failed to deliver prepaid gas. Naftogaz is reportedly planning to claim damages for supply failure from the Russian energy major.
And while the long-running dispute may, but likely won't, be resolved in court, Ukraine has suddenly found itself without heat and on Friday urged schools to close and factories to cut production, while residents shivered as the country strained to save on gas supplies.
The decision coincided with freezing temperatures all over Ukraine, and the government called on Friday for measures to reduce consumption.
"Starting today, we recommended ... to stop the work of kindergartens, schools and universities," Ukraine energy minister Igor Nasalyk told lawmakers, while urging Ukrainian companies to adjust their operations to save gas, while power companies were ordered to switch to fuel oil where possible.
Nasalyk said these savings measures would be in effect until Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to rise.https://archive.fo/wk9OWhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-03/ukraine-freezes-after-russia-halts-gas-deliveries
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Communist Movement Comes Roaring To America
According to the latest findings from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 50 percent of today’s American millennials view socialism or communism as the ideal political ideology. Half of them have found their heroes in dictators such as Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong. Lenin, Che, and Kim Jong Un.
The country that grew into the wealthiest on earth through capitalism is showing alarming signs of turning away from its roots.
Much of this trend is due to historical illiteracy and a failure to teach an entire generation about the destruction that have been perpetrated by previous communist regimes. At the same time, they are uninformed about the failures and desperations experienced in current communist countries, such as Venezuela and Cuba. Today’s millennials are hard-pressed to even define socialism and communism. They feel at odds with capitalism and simply feel any alternative would be better, although many haven’t started working or become a part of the workforce thanks to the failed Keynesian monitary abuse practiced by the Federal Reserve.
One of the lures of socialism is the same one proselytized by Karl Marx: the division of wealth. High earners and inherited wealth are seen as unfairly depriving the rest the population of their “fair share,” although most millennials are unable to elaborate clearly on the concept. A mere third of millennials can even correctly define socialism. Only half can identify capitalism as the free market economic system that lured millions of their ancestors to American shores.
For those who thought the Cold War is at an end, these trends are a disturbing wakeup call. This time, however, the chill is not across the Atlantic. Socialism is on the rise as a threat to America, but the threat is coming from America’s own newest generation of voters, who weren’t even born when the Berlin Wall magnificently collapsed to the cheer of millions. They were, ironically, raised during one of history’s most prosperous periods while being indoctrinated into ideologies their grandparents died to obliterate.
Communist regimes have risen by the dozen since Lenin’s marched into Moscow. And they have collapsed in almost equal numbers. Only a few struggling and starving Communist countries are still hanging on by a fraying thread, oblivious to the misery of their masses.https://archive.fo/SbRFa
How far left is the Democratic Party headed? Look to California, where last month’s state party convention went off the deep end.
The first sign of lunacy was the delegates’ refusal to endorse impeccably liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
She lost out by 37 percent to 54 percent to Kevin de Leon, president pro tempore of the state Senate, who promises mainly to be obsessively anti-Trump.
Similarly, the delegates put former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last among the party’s four candidates for governor — even though he’s tied in polls of Democratic voters with former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who came out on top at the convention.
Villaraigosa’s sin? As mayor, he supported charter schools and jousted with the teachers unions, rightly calling them “the largest obstacle to creating quality schools.”
Finally, the convention took a sharp anti-Israel turn, adopting planks in support of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement and slapping the Israel Defense Forces.
Historically, the Golden State has been a harbinger of national trends. If that holds true, the whole Democratic Party is headed right . . . er, left . . . off the cliff.https://archive.fo/X1FuU
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http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-feinstein-reacts-with-glee-after-trump-1519859544-htmlstory.html>Sen. Dianne Feinstein shook with glee on Wednesday after President Trump suggested an assault weapons ban should be included in a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on gun sales.>The California Democrat, who became mayor of San Francisco after the shooting deaths of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in 1978, authored the original assault weapons ban in the 1990s and has been pushing to reinstate it since Congress let it expire in 2004.>Amid a nationwide reckoning over the latest mass shooting at a school, Trump said during a White House meeting with lawmakers Wednesday that he wants a comprehensive gun bill, something Congress has repeatedly struggled to get done.>Feinstein, who sat next to Trump, went to the meeting armed with a letter to the president that argued for a new assault weapons ban. Feinstein told Trump it would be possible to include the ban in a bigger bill “if you help.”>Trump then asked Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.), the authors of the bipartisan background check bill, if an assault weapons ban amendment could be added to their bill, which has repeatedly failed to pass since it was proposed in 2013.>Are you ready, Joe?” Feinstein said, with a laugh.>Manchin rubbed his eyes. Toomey laughed.>"In my view, she can have an amendment ... and then everybody can vote,” Toomey later told reporters at the Capitol.
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Good! New Czech PM Stands Firm Against EU's Amnesty, Destabilization Demands
Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world.
Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive.
“It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in our country,” local media reported him saying.
“We consider it absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is nonsense,” Babiš added, regarding the EU’s decision to sue the Czech Republic alongside Poland and Hungary over their refusal to take part in the quota scheme.
Passed in 2015, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the continent’s borders, the controversial rule dictates that asylum seekers who arrive in Europe seeking a new life are “fairly” redistributed across the bloc through a quota system.
Highlighting other contributions the Czech Republic has made to solving the migrant crisis, which includes having sent extra police officers to Hungary and Bulgaria to help protect the external EU border, Babiš pointed to the 35 million euro contribution from Visegrád 4 nations to help Italy crack down on people trafficking from Africa to Europe.
Commission: EU Too White, Mass Third World Migration Must Be ‘New Norm’ https://t.co/dSpA8FQcP0
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 18, 2017
Accused by Brussels of lacking “solidarity” in the face of the migrant crisis for their refusal to take in a quota of new arrivals, Visegrád nations argue the scheme does nothing to solve the problem of illegal immigration.
The EU should instead concentrate on securing the bloc’s external borders, according to leaders of the four countries, with Czech President Miloš Zeman in January warning that Brussels’ failure to do so would result in up to 10 million Africans heading to Europe in the coming years.
However, as Breitbart London previously reported, the European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos recently insisted it would be “unacceptable” for unwilling nations to not take part in the migrant redistribution scheme.https://archive.fo/EeKNxhttp://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/02/czech-migrant-quotas-no-way/
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After New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Trump Vows Trade War: RECIPROCAL TARIFFS (As EU Strikes Back)
Despite what seems like the entire world going full 'chicken little', President Trump has doubled and now tripled-down on his efforts to put America first.
Having earlier doubled-down with his comments on "trade wars being good and easy to win"
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
Which followed condemnation from most countries - including Canada, China and much of Europe, and also eliciting outraged howls from economists and pundits, who argue that the tariffs will make American goods less competitive, and will dethrone the US from global trade flows as shown schematically in the chart below.
And now Trump has tripled-down, advancing another leg to his trade-war plan - Reciprocal Taxes...
When a country Taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we Tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart. We will soon be starting RECIPROCAL TAXES so that we will charge the same thing as they charge us. $800 Billion Trade Deficit-have no choice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
Perhaps WSJ is correct that this is "the biggest policy blunder of his presidency"? But for now, Trump appears all-in - or is this just 'the art of the deal'?https://archive.fo/I7zjyhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-02/trump-triples-down-we-will-soon-be-starting-reciprocal-taxes
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BLOWBACK: Georgia Lawmakers Erase Tax Breaks for Delta After It Cut Ties With NRA
Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday to do away with a tax break for Delta Air Lines after it joined in a political boycott, severing ties with the NRA.
The tax break consisted of a $50 million jet fuel tax exemption.
Fox New quoted Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, saying, “Businesses have every legal right to make their own decisions, but the Republican majority in our state legislature also has every right to govern guided by our principles.”
On February 26 Breitbart News reported that Cagle pledged to end the tax cut for Delta unless they reversed their decision against the NRA.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
Delta attempted to quell the backlash against its decisions by saying, “Delta’s decision [to sever ties with the NRA] reflects the airline’s neutral status in the current national debate over gun control amid recent school shootings. Out of respect for our customers and employees on both sides, Delta has taken action to refrain from entering this debate and focus on its business. Delta continues to support the 2nd Amendment.”
Delta is headquartered in Atlanta and “employs 33,000 Georgians.” Governors in New York and Connecticut are trying to lure Delta to relocate to one their respective, gun control-friendly states.https://archive.fo/y3ddahttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/02/georgia-lawmakers-erase-tax-break-for-delta-after-it-cut-ties-with-nra/
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Where Is The FBI? Antifa Recruiting Mentally Ill Students To Commit and Incite Violence
Antifa, the anarchist group backed by George Soros has found a new recruiting angle.
The extremist organization have decided to take full advantage of the widespread epidemic of mental illness as they seek to recruit and train the mentally ill in Texas to commit violent acts against conservatives.
A Texas Antifa student group reportedly hosted a six month health program to “politicize” students with “mental illnesses”
Natural News Reports: This self-proclaimed “anti-fascist” (Antifa) group recently developed a creepy new action plan for invoking societal “change” that’s based on the book “Turn Illness Into A Weapon” – a communist manifesto, of sorts, that draws from the beliefs of the Germany-based “Socialist Patients Collective” group, which blames all forms of mental illness on “capitalist oppression.”
To overcome this, Revolutionary Student Front is seeking to create a “health care system” that it says will kill two birds with one stone by not only aiming to treat students with mental illness, but also to “mobilize” them to “fight capitalism.”
“The primary method of combating the symptoms of mental illness that we face under capitalism must be organizing those suffering to come into violent class conflict with the system that creates their illness,” reads the group’s manifesto.
“The goal of every initiative and program launched by a revolutionary organization should be for the purpose of recruiting fighters into its ranks and forging them in the fiery furnace of class struggle.”
Leftists openly admit they don’t care about helping people: It’s all a smokescreen to recruit violent activists who will help to overthrow free society
One doesn’t even need to read between the lines much to see that the whole point of Revolutionary Student Front (and other groups like it) isn’t to help people with mental illness – or really help anyone at all, for that matter. The goal is to exploit people who are sick and recruit them into being used as human capital in the overthrow of free society.
This is what terms like “violent class conflict with the system” mean, especially when couched in language that blames mental illness on things like capitalism, which is what communist groups like Revolutionary Student Front are openly trying to destroy.
In case you aren’t convinced about the seriousness of this, consider that the group reportedly holds weekly “self-defense” classes in which cult followers are taught that “bricks belong best thrown at pigs heads” – pigs, in this regard, referring to people who embrace capitalistic ideals.
Austin seems to be a hotbed for this type of extremism, as last year we reported on another radical communist group known as “Red Guards Austin” that blames the “capitalist-imperialist system” for all of society’s problems.
Red Guards Austin doesn’t believe that voting has any importance, and just like Revolutionary Student Front believes that violence is the only way to bring about the type of “change” that they wish to see in the United States. And they’re not alone, as several other groups including “Serve The People – Austin” and “Defend Our Hoods – Austin” are also reportedly onboard.
“The primary goal of this program was to address the mental health needs of students in a way that would primarily serve to politicize and strengthen them, to become more committed to revolution and more capable of carrying it out,” reads the recruitment material for the so-called “Revolutionary Mental Health Program (RMPH).”https://archive.fo/7E3jShttp://yournewswire.com/antifa-recruiting-mentally-ill-students-to-commit-incite-violence/
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If Attacked, Russia Will Respond With New "Unstoppable" Nukes
A day after his foreign minister accused the US of violating the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked his audience during his annual state of the union address to his country's political elite by claiming Russia had developed new nuclear weapons that cannot be shot down by US anti-ballistic missile defenses, according to the Sun.
The missiles, Putin said, are capable of striking almost any point on Earth.
Russia is testing the new line of strategic, nuclear-capable weapons, the president said, as he showed video and animation of Russian ICBMs, cruise missiles and other weapons that he said have been developed by Russia as a result of the US pulling out of the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty, the Guardian reported.
In what sounded like an implicit threat, Putin said Russia has repeatedly warned Washington not to go ahead with anti-missile systems that Moscow fears could erode its nuclear deterrent. However "nobody listened to us. Listen now," he said, to a loud ovation from the crowd of legislators, officials and dignitaries.
While he stressed that Russia isn't "threatening anyone," he asserted that, if attacked, Russia wouldn't hesitate to respond with a nuclear strike. Per the Guardian, the Russian president's remarks risk sparking an arms race between the Russian Federation and the US reminiscent of the US-Soviet arms race during the Cold War, according to RT.
"Our nuclear doctrine says Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons only in response to a nuclear attack or an attack with other weapons of mass destruction against her or her allies, or a conventional attack against us that threatens the very existence of the state."
"It is my duty to state this: Any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, be it small-scale, medium-scale or any other scale, will be treated as a nuclear attack on our country. The response will be instant and with all the relevant consequences," Putin warned.
Describing the missiles abilities in explicit detail, Putin said they barrel toward their target "like a meteorite" adding that Western efforts to contain Russia have largely failed, according to Bloomberg.
"Efforts to contain Russia have failed, face it," Putin said in a nearly two-hour address he illustrated with video clips of the new arms, which included underwater drones, intercontinental missiles and a hypersonic system he said "heads for its target like a meteorite."
The speech is one of Putin's first of the campaign season. He's widely expected to win a fourth term as Russian president on March 18.https://archive.fo/u8GYPhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-01/putin-if-attacked-russia-will-respond-new-unstoppable-nukes
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Facebook Is Spying... Even On Those Who Don't Use Their Service!
Facebook regularly collects data on its 1.4 billion daily active users worldwide — here is how to find the information they have collected on you.
The Daily Mail reports that Facebook may be tracking your Internet habits even if you’ve never registered an account on the site.
Facebook states that this information is used to target specific advertising towards users and for other "security reasons" — explaining why you may suddenly see ads on Facebook for a new lawnmower right after you searched the internet for “gardening supplies.” Although it is not really possible to stop Facebook tracking your internet habits, Facebook users can download the information that Facebook collects, so at least you have a firm grasp on what the Silicon Valley giant knows about you.
Facebook tracks user activities on more than 10,000 websites using invisible trackers called Pixels, these record information about users when they visit one of the sites and transmit it back to Facebook. Information collected by these Pixels include your IP Address, computer operating system, where you’re located, which sites you visit the most and what you do on these websites.
[This is one major reason to use Tor or at least a private encrypted VPN service and a browser agent spoofer.]
Nick Wingham, a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, downloaded his personal file from Facebook and discovered a huge collection of data captured by the social media platform. The file included old videos he had taken on his phone, copies of tenancy agreements, bills for his internet service and screenshots of bank transfers. The file also contained basic chat logs and other site activity records.
Getting a copy of your own personal data file is quite easy. Simply log into Facebook and follow these steps:
Click the drop-down arrow beside the question mark icon on the toolbar and select the “Settings” option/
This will bring you to a “General Account Settings” page, at the bottom left of this page you should be able to see text reading “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” Click this to begin downloading the information that Facebook has collected on you.
Facebook has come under fire for their tracking of Internet users in the past. In February, a Belgian court ruled that Facebook must stop tracking users that don’t have an account registered on the website or face a fine of up to $305,000 a day. European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) spokesperson Johannes Kleis stated at the time, “This is a big win for internet users who don’t want tech companies to monitor every step they make online. What Facebook is doing is against Europe’s data protection laws and should be stopped throughout the EU.’https://archive.fo/X8bEGhttp://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/03/01/facebook-keeps-secret-files-on-internet-users-habits-heres-how-to-find-yours/
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Jeff Sessions Should Be Terminated ASAP.
Jeff Sessions Should Be Terminated ASAP
Eric Holder was involved in a blatant obstruction of justice and Jeff Sessions has done NOTHING about this. Why is he not being charged with any crime?
JEFF SESSIONS IS DOING NOTHING ABOUT:
① The IRS scandal.
They have done nothing on this.
② ERIC HOLDER – FAST & FURIOUS
- held Congress in contempt. The statute of limitations is running-out and they have done NOTHING.
③ The e-mail scandal. Hillary Clinton. Refuses to prosecute.
④ The Clinton Foundation. Refuses to prosecute.
⑤ Jeff Sessions is not allowing lady justice to administer justice.
⑥ Brian Pagliano case – Pal of Hillary
- Jeff Sessions refused to submit sub-poena, refused to prosecute him. He told Jason Chavez he would not prosecute Brian Pagliano.
⑦ Jeff Sessions attempted to block the release of The Memo.
⑧ Jeff Sessions is ignoring FISA Abuse.
⑨ Jeff Sessions is complacent with Mueller and his kangaroo court.
⑩ Rosenstein committed a crime by signing the fake FISA requests and Jeff Sessions praises him.
WE HAVE A CRUMBLING JUSTICE SYSTEM
We have a CORRUPT JUSTICE department
' and a corrupt revenue agency.
Jeff Sessions must go now.
He is being paid and not doing his job. Evidence is ample.
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Get Ready For A Youtube Alternative For Conservatives
As every informed person is well aware, Google / YouTube has been on a censorship rampage against conservative voices, not just demonetizing accounts but deleting them altogether. The radical Left’s “speech purge” is well under way, and their goal is the complete extermination of all pro-America, pro-Trump, pro-liberty voices.
In doing this, Google emerges as the single most evil entity in our modern world, and all those individuals who work for Google are complicit in these heinous crimes against liberty and the First Amendment. In pursuing this mass silencing of political speech they don’t like, however, Google has also opened up a huge opportunity for independent video sites to rise up and gain an enormous following of content creators.
That’s why I’m reminding all patriots across America to save your video files and get ready to upload them to our new video site that’s launching this year. This new video site — the name isn’t ready to be released yet — welcomes all those voices of liberty and reason that are being blacklisted by YouTube.
This new pro-liberty video site features the following overall structure:
No censorship of content unless it’s illegal (calling for killing someone, for example) or deemed grossly inappropriate according to our standards (which will ban porn, for example, or videos promoting communism or Antifa).
No surveillance or tracking of users. Session cookies are necessary for temporary visits, but no metrics will be tracked on users across multiple visits or multiple sites.
Selected videos will be syndicated across the 200+ websites that we currently publish, providing massive exposure for your video content, where the topics are relevant to article content we’re syndicating across our network.
There will be no earnings or financial revenues to video content creators. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is that such a structure would put us under the control of the IRS in terms of gathering social security numbers, reporting annual earnings, etc. Since we don’t want to work for the IRS, we aren’t going to get involved in writing checks to content creators. To cover our costs, the site will carry respectful ads (no pop-ups), and any profit achieved by the site will be poured into upgrading the site infrastructure, redundancy, bandwidth and reach. As we see it, our job is not to pay you money but rather to give you a solid, resilient free speech platform and defend that platform from DDoS attacks, censorship attempts, Google blacklisting, etc. To support your own website and projects, you will be able to place clickable links in your video description.
Support for all popular browsers, most mobile devices, most popular video formats, etc.
User comments for videos.
DDoS-resistant network structure, multiple redundant video servers spanning multiple geographic regions and nations.
Our long-term goal is support for live streaming, but this is technically very challenging so will likely take some time.
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Iran Bans Use Of US Dollars In Trade
RELATED PETRODOLLAR DEMISE: >>>/b/15354
In what may be a preemptive move against further US sanctions, Tehran announced that going forward, merchant purchase orders that are denominated in US Dollars would no longer be allowed to go through import procedures.
According to the state-owned IRNA news agency, the policy is in line with an official request by the Central Bank of Iran and is meant to address fluctuations in market rates of the US dollar. Quoted by IRNA, the central bank director of Foreign Exchange Rules and Policies Affairs, Mehdi Kasraeipour, said the move had "become effective from Wednesday by virtue of a letter sent to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade."
The central banker further explained that the decision "wouldn’t create major trouble" for traders because the share of the greenback in Iran’s trade activities is already negligible.
"It’s been for a long time that Iran’s banking sector cannot use the dollar as a result of the sanctions," said Kasraeipour. As part of a trade embargo, US banks are banned from dealing with Iran.
"Considering that the use of the dollar is banned for Iran and traders are literally using alternative currencies in their transactions, there is no longer any reason to proceed with invoices that use the dollar as the base rate," Kasraeipour added.
As part of the transition, Iranian merchants will need to inform their suppliers to change the base currency from the dollar to other currencies so that the related import documents could be processed at Iran’s entry points. It was unclear if cryptocurrencies are acceptable units, and whether Iran is developing its own version of the Venezuelan Petro.
Merchants will also need to specify whether they would proceed with their payments through banks or currency exchange shops.
Ever since the crackdown on the Iranian banking sector by the US and SWIFT some 5 years ago, Tehran has sought to switch to non-dollar based trade. It has already signed agreements with several countries and is in talks with Russia on using national currencies in settlements.
Last December, Iran announced that it would eliminate the dollar from all bilateral trade with China, which has fast emerged as one of Iran's largest crude oil clients.
Previously, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in November, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the best way to beat US sanctions against the two countries was joint efforts to dump the American currency in bilateral trade. He told President Putin that by using methods such as eliminating the US dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties, the sides could “isolate the Americans.”
De-dollarization for Beijing, Moscow and Tehran has become a strategic priority. Eliminating the unlimited spending capacity of the Fed and the American economy means limiting US imperialist expansion and diminishing global destabilization. Without the usual US military power to strengthen and impose the use of US dollars, China, Russia and Iran have paved the way for important shifts in the global order.https://archive.fo/4F9XFhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-01/iran-bans-use-us-dollars-trade
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False Flag Update: Emergency Medical Teams Ordered To STAND DOWN After Shooting, While Students Bled Out And Died
You’ve probably been thinking to yourself, “Something doesn’t add up” about the Parkland, Florida school shooting. It’s becoming increasingly obvious to every intelligent observer that someone wanted to maximize the body count from the shooting. Consider the irrefutable evidence that’s been widely reported across the media:
#1) Deputy Scot Peterson stood by and refused to enter the school building even though he was armed and on-site during the entire shooting rampage. This is not in dispute.
#2) In all, four sheriff’s deputies stood down, hiding behind their cars and refusing to enter the building, according to numerous media reports including CNN’s own Jake Tapper.
#3) Their boss, Sheriff Scott Israel, is a known anti-gun Democrat who has been accused of public corruption for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to conduct “positive spin” P.R. campaigns to make himself look good. He also compares himself to Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
#4) Even the Coral Springs police who rushed to the scene (and rushed into the building) accused the Broward County sheriff’s deputies of “dereliction of duty.” This was reported by CNN and dozens of other sources.Now, we learn that emergency responders were ordered to delay entering the building as students bled out, adding to the casualties.
Emergency responders were ordered to stand around and do nothing while students were bleeding out… WTF is going on here?
As reported by Brian Entin from Fox Affiliate WSVN in Miami, emergency responders were orders to stand down, delaying their entry into the school building while students were bleeding out.
An emergency responder told Entin, “We were asking to go in… why are we all standing around? …law enforcement… would not allow medical personnel in…” (see full response in tweet, below):
"Everything I was trained on mass casualty events says they did the wrong thing." I spoke with a seasoned emergency medical responder who was one of the first to the Stoneman shooting. He doesn't want me using his name for fear he will get fired. Here are his exact quotes. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/t9trsOEaek
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) February 24, 2018
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Twitter Censoring Parkland Shooting Survivors Who Support Second Amendment
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. survivor who supports the Second Amendment says Twitter is refusing to verify his account in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Kyle Kashuv, a 16-year-old Parkland shooting survivor, has been extremely critical of Broward Sheriff’s Office in the wake of the shooting – much to the dismay of liberal media outlets and social media giants.
Twitchy.com reports: Kyle was on Fox News earlier today where he called out Sheriff Scott Israel for “virtue-signaling against the @NRA and against guns when he didn’t even act properly”:
.@KyleKashuv, Florida school shooting survivor: "On the @CNN town hall, we had the sheriff who was virtue-signaling against the @NRA and against guns when he didn't even act properly. The armed officer outside… let my classmates die when he stood outside and waited." pic.twitter.com/3ApK6wO3OU
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2018
Again, nailed it.
Kyle, who lists himself as a 2nd Amendment supporter in his bio, has many friends who are gun supporters, but they think laws should be changed in Florida:
After Parkland, underneath survivors' emotions, it appears gun values still remain. "A lot are still gun supporters but they realize something has to be done," 16-year-old Kyle Kashuv said when I asked him if his friends have changed their minds on gun control laws as he has. pic.twitter.com/ypRc0aT1ot
— Hope King (@lisahopeking) February 23, 2018
It’s an honest view:
Kashuv says of his own inner conflict: My previous opinion was everyone under the Constitution should be able to have their own gun — "It represents a national ideal." But currently I've seen that we have to have some restrictions on people who are not mentally stable pic.twitter.com/NN5GBLJLnP
— Hope King (@lisahopeking) February 23, 2018
Now, with that said, why isn’t Twitter verifying this very legitimate voice in the discussion?
Listen to this Parkland survivor @KyleKashuv. He should be verified Twitter. https://t.co/5s3vQo0PZg
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 25, 2018
hey @twitter, you forgot to verify this one, sure it was an oversight
— Christine (@cmdeb) February 25, 2018
He seems like a perfect fit to bring the right and left together:
Protecting Lives MUST be a bipartisan effort. #NeverAgain
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) February 25, 2018
The media lives for this:
I cannot thank @Book4Senate enough for her amazing work. Authentic. Hardworking. Although our opinions differ on certain issues, she's a democrat I truly admire. Godspeed pic.twitter.com/TlryRVxxjA
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) February 23, 2018
Come on, Twitter! Give Kyle the blue check and let’s hear more from him!https://archive.fo/KWjHlhttp://yournewswire.com/twitter-verify-parkland-survivor-second-amendment/
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US Supreme Court Rules Illegal Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylum seekers, do not have the right to periodic bond hearings.
It's a profound loss for those immigrants appealing what are sometimes indefinite detentions by the government. Many are held for long periods of time — on average, 13 months — after being picked up for things as minor as joyriding. Some are held even longer.
The case, Jennings v. Rodriguez, has implications for legal permanent residents whom the government wants to deport because they committed crimes and for asylum seekers who are awaiting a court date after turning themselves in at the border. Immigrant advocates contend that many of these immigrants have a right to be free on bail until their case is heard.
But the court wrote in its 5-3 opinion Tuesday, "Immigration officials are authorized to detain certain aliens in the course of immigration proceedings while they determine whether those aliens may be lawfully present in the country."
The majority opinion was penned by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by the court's conservatives. (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate. She recused herself, stemming from work she had done as former President Barack Obama's solicitor general.)
The decision reversed a Ninth Circuit ruling, but this is not the last word and could come back to the high court.
The Supreme Court sent the case the back to the lower court with two questions unresolved. First, whether indefinite detention without a chance for bail is unconstitutional. Second, whether the challenge to that no-bail provision can be brought as a class action, instead of as individual cases.
Stanford Law professor Lucas Guttentag says that in practical terms, the class action question is enormously important because most of the immigrants affected by Tuesday's decision don't have lawyers.
"If they're required to proceed individually, many of them will never be able to pursue their claims," he says. "A class action provides protection to everyone, not just to those who have a lawyer who can file a lawsuit."https://archive.fo/8rvYEhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/27/589096901/supreme-court-ruling-means-immigrants-can-continue-to-be-detained-indefinitely
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Official Who Helped Anti-Trump Dossier Author Was Exec at Lobbying Firm for Russians Who Bought Uranium One
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Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.
In 2010, Rosatom infamously purchased a controlling stake in Uranium One, the Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the U.S. The purchase was approved by the Obama administration in a decision that is currently being probed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
In a statement to Breitbart News, APCO Worldwide, where Winer served as senior vice president from 2008 to 2013, denied that the firm’s work for Rosatom’s subsidiary Tenex was related to the purchase of Uranium One or to the acquisition of uranium in general. Instead, APCO said its work for Tenex, which took place in 2010 and 2011, focused on sales of fuel to the U.S. energy market. APCO also denied that Winer did any work related to Tenex.
After his name surfaced in news media reports related to probes by House Republicans into the dossier, Winer authored a Washington Post oped in which he conceded that while working at the State Department he exchanged documents and information with dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele.
Winer further acknowledged that while he was working at the State Department, he shared with Steele anti-Trump material passed to him by longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, whom Winer described as an “old friend.” Winer wrote that the material from Blumenthal – which Winer in turn gave to Steele — originated with Cody Shearer, who is a controversial figure long tied to various Clinton scandals.
While writing in the Washington Post of his concerns about Russian influence in the U.S., Winer failed to disclose that he worked for a firm that did lobby work for a nuclear company whose parent is owned by the Russian government.
Steele was commissioned to produce the dossier by the Fusion GPS opposition research firm, which was in turn paid for its anti-Trump work by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The Steele dossier was reportedly utilized by the FBI as part of its probe into Trump and unsubstantiated claims of Russia collusion. According to House Intelligence Committee documents, the questionable dossier was also used by Obama-era federal agencies to obtain a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, who briefly served as a volunteer foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign. The political origins of the dossier and issues relating to Steele’s credibility as a source were kept from the FISA court, a House Intelligence Committee memo documents.
From 2008 to 2013, Winer worked at APCO Worldwide, where he served as senior vice president.
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Italian Scientists Raided By Fascist Police State After Finding Unlabled Deadly Toxic Contaminates Inside Vaccines
Two Italian scientists who proved vaccines contain autism-causing properties that are not listed as ingredients have had their property raided by police and their equipment seized on the orders of a judge.
The esteemed Italian scientists, Dr. Gatti and Dr. Montanari, found that vaccines on the mandatory vaccination schedule contain contaminants in the form of metals that are not supposed to be there – as well as proving vaccines contain dangerous protein aggregates that are an effect of copper and aluminum binding to vaccine antigen.
Lead, stainless steel, iron particles and other inorganic material were found in a sample of 44 common vaccines, according to the study by the National Council for Research of Italy and the US International Clean Water Institute. Some of the vaccines are for diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, measles-mumps-rubella, chicken pox and meningitis.
Reporting their findings in the International Journal of Vaccine and Vaccinations, the researchers said: “The quantity of foreign bodies detected and, in some cases, their unusual chemical compositions baffled us.
“The inorganic particles identified are neither biocompatible nor biodegradable, that means that they are biopersistent and can induce effects that can become evident either immediately close to injection time or after a certain time from administration.”
“Inorganic foreign bodies”, which had not been declared in product ingredients, were discovered in all of the vaccines. In all samples they found particles of lead or stainless steel. Tungsten and other material including iron were also discovered.
The researchers say that the results of their investigation suggest a new “quality control” is needed in vaccine production to improve vaccine safety.
However while publicizing the results of their scientific study, Dr. Gatti and Dr. Montanari attracted the attention of the Italian government that has been rolling out a deeply controversial mandatory vaccination law. Rather than accept the scientific advice, a judge ordered police to raid the scientists’ property and seize all evidence relating to their study.
The Italian government recently accepted over one billion dollars from Big Pharma before rolling out new mandatory vaccination laws in the country, and it appears scientific confirmation of the risks and dangers inherent in vaccines, even from respected scientists, will not be tolerated.
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NRA Membership Soars To Record High As Corporate Attacks Against NRA Backfires
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have joined the National Rifle Association in the past week, pushing membership of the oldest civil rights association in the country to an all-time record high.
The NRA now boasts over 5.5 million paying members, up from just over 5 million before the liberal outrage mob decided to blame the organization for the Florida school shooting and pressure corporate sponsors to cut longstanding ties with the association.
A dozen corporations who offered discounts to NRA members have cowered in the face of liberal mob bullying and ended their association, but the corporate boycott is beginning to backfire and it appears the companies ending their relationships will have no lasting effects on the NRA — and seem to be actually help the pro-Second Amendment organization expand its membership.
Before last week, membership in the National Rifle Association meant gaining access to a broad range of discounts from corporate partners including Delta, United Airlines, and Hertz.
In response to the NRA boycott, thousands of people are posting on social media they have decided to join the NRA because they believe in freedom, the Second Amendment and stand opposed to the liberal outrage mob unfairly placing responsibility on the NRA for the Florida shooting.BOYCOTT ALL THESE LISTED COMPANIES PRAISED BY COMMUNIST MAINSTREAM MEDIA: https://archive.fo/jv2M6
Others posted they had upgraded their memberships to higher levels.
Since the boycott the NRA’s phones have been ringing off the hook. Call center workers who usually sign up a few people per day now have a few people on hold at all times. They are signing one person up after another.
The #TweetYourNRAMembership hashtag contains thousands of posts and the number of people joining the NRA is swelling. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined the NRA because of the boycott, and it appears the boycott will only help the NRA — not hurt it.
Tonight, I joined the NRA.
It was $30 and came with a free gift to choose from – I chose the pocketknife.
A small sacrifice for a big deal; our Constitution. pic.twitter.com/SsSZx9Tv82
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) February 26, 2018
I'm not a "join the club" kind of guy but thanks to MSM (in particular CNN), #BoycottNRA & companies who turned their backs on #NRA members, I'm now one of the NRAs newest members.
Shout out to the Loesch clan for their tireless work. @DLoesch @ChrisLoesch#TweetYourNRAMembership pic.twitter.com/cyXuTJkXay
— Frank Basher (@FrankBasher) February 24, 2018
#TweetYourNRAMembership 5 year membership, baby 😎 pic.twitter.com/yde3JEmp2o
— New Dixie Nation (@NewDixieNation) February 25, 2018
Joined yesterday morning. #TweetYourNRAMembership pic.twitter.com/1pPO3aUBFb
— gooseycheeks (@gooseycheeks) February 25, 2018
I just took a personal stand for my freedom by joining NRA! You should too! https://t.co/K4usHvo8Wp
Part of my gift to my beautiful teacher wife. #TweetYourNRAMembership
— Frederick Adam Koch (@FrederickAdamK3) February 25, 2018
Got my membership👌🏼🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #TweetYourNRAMembership #NRA #NRABoycott pic.twitter.com/Ztcv17Fx8W
— 🚨Your Mom Is A Bot🚨 (@jaimemaga45) February 25, 2018
I stand with the oldest civil rights organization in the country. #TweetYourNRAMembership pic.twitter.com/jKfwScE1gJ
— Ben Adams (@benjaminadams) February 24, 2018https://archive.fo/WgLtuhttp://yournewswire.com/nra-membership-record-high/
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Despotic Utopia: Commiefornia Has Outlawed Poverty... If You Are Poor, Prepare To Be Arrested Just Because!
Raising rent prices and low wages have resulted in thousands of people across the city of Los Angeles becoming homeless, many of them now living in cars and RVs if they were able to keep it together that well.
According to the most recent counts by the KPCC, there are at least 7,000 people live in their cars in Los Angeles.
Many of these people still maintain jobs and try to live the most fulfilled lives that they can, but they are constantly facing problems from authorities.
It is such a common issue that many churches have opened up their parking lots to people living out of their cars. For example, the New Beginnings Counseling Center opened up their parking lot for a “Safe Parking program,” which was intended to provide a safe and welcome parking place for people living out of their cars. Unfortunately, under new legislation passed in Los Angeles, programs like this will be illegal, because sleeping in cars and RVs have been entirely outlawed.
Under the new laws, it is illegal to sleep in a car or RV that is parked in a residentially zoned area from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Areas within one block of a park, daycare, or school are entirely off limits. Fines will range anywhere from $25 to $75 which is impossible to pay for most people in these situations.
In 2014, LA lawmakers attempted to pass a similar bill but it was shot down in a federal appeals court. The judge in the case ruled that the legislation was “broad enough to cover any driver in Los Angeles who eats food or transports personal belongings in his or her vehicle. Yet it appears to be applied only to the homeless.”
The policy is up for debate and reconsideration in July, where homeless advocates are expected to strongly protest for an appeal.
Policies like this can have disastrous consequences, in Canada where laws like this have been implemented for some time, one man racked up over $110,000 worth of fines for essentially being homeless.
Last year, The Mind Unleashed reported that the city of Seattle was planning to set up razor-wire fencing to keep homeless populations from camping. Then, earlier this year we reported that San Francisco was using Robots scare homeless people away from encampments and report them to police.
Not soon after that, the city of San Francisco spent $8,700 installing large boulders under overpasses to prevent homeless people from setting up camps. There were numerous homeless encampments in the area until they were recently forced out of the area, and now the City’s government is doing everything they can to keep the camps out of the area.https://archive.fo/4WyMthttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-23/la-has-criminalized-poverty-making-it-illegal-sleep-cars-and-rvs
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Amazon Makes Billions, Pays 0% In Taxes
Jeff Bezos is (allegedly) the richest person in the world, with a personal net worth of $108 billion. In 2017, Bezos’ company, the internet retail giant Amazon, reportedly took in $5.6 billion in U.S. profits.
So, how much did Amazon pay in income tax on that bounty? Hang on, we’re getting some news...what? What’s this? Amazon effectively paid zero dollars in federal income taxes in 2017? Oh.
Amazon is projecting a $789 million windfall from Republicans’ tax bill, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which may have factored into its reason for witholding taxes this year. Bezos—like many other nominally liberal capitalists—claims to disagree with Donald Trump’s policies, while quietly lapping up the Republicans’ regressive tax breaks.
You may be asking: How is this legal? Isn’t Amazon an American company? Aren’t companies required to pay federal income tax? Hello?
Amazon’s global headquarters is not in Seattle, but in the tiny landlocked nation of Luxembourg (Amazon employs more than 40,000 people in Seattle, compared to 1,500 people in Luxembourg.). The European Union has accused Luxembourg of giving illegal tax breaks to Amazon and has ordered the country to recover $295 million in back taxes from Amazon.
As Matthew Gardner at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy writes, Amazon was able to effectively zero out its federal income tax burden by leveraging various tax benefits. Here’s what Amazon had to say in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing (emphasis mine):
Our provision for income taxes in 2017 was lower than in 2016 primarily due to excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation and the provisional favorable effect of the 2017 Tax Act, partially offset by an increase in the proportion of foreign losses for which we may not realize a tax benefit and audit-related developments.
Jeff Bezos’ obsession with avoiding taxes goes back to Amazon’s inception. In 1995, Bezos originally wanted to build Amazon’s U.S. headquarters on a Native American reservation near San Francisco because it offered a tax break. But California stopped the deal from going through.
Now, Bezos is looking to do the same thing all over again. Amazon is in the process of choosing another U.S. city for a second headquarters, an offer so lucrative that it’s compelled cities into garishly competing with each other in a tax break pageant.
Personally, Bezos has also lagged behind fellow ultra-rich guys like Bill Gates in establishing a charitable foundation to eventually redistribute his massive fortune. While he has given a relative pittance to charities in the past, there is no structure in place to help distribute his unthinkable wealth to people who badly need help.
This call out of course goes without mentioning Amazon’s own workplace horror stories. In January, a study found that more than one in 10 Amazon employees in Ohio rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy groceries. And SNAP is... a government program... funded by... tax revenue.https://splinternews.com/amazon-made-5-6-billion-in-profits-last-year-and-repor-1823329221https://web.archive.org/web/20180227204650/https://splinternews.com/amazon-made-5-6-billion-in-profits-last-year-and-repor-1823329221
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Australian Government To Release Herpes Virus In Water Supply In Mass Murder Gambit
The Australian government have announced plans to release the herpes virus into its waterways by 2019, despite fierce opposition by the scientific community.
In an effort to fight “invasive fish species”, the herpes virus is expected to wipe out the common carp. However, scientists have warned that the virus may become a major public health risk to humans too.
Globalnews.ca reports: Australia has long been trying to control the population of the common carp, an invasive species that was first introduced in the 1800s and now makes up for 80-90 per cent of the fish biomass in the nation’s largest river system.
Carp are prolific breeders that compete with native fish. They also feed at the bottom of rivers, causing erosion and reducing water quality. The Australian government said it costs the country’s economy up to $500 million a year.
In 2016, the government allocated $14 million in a plan to release the herpes virus into the nation’s largest river system to kill the carp species. It would then infect carp with a strain of herpes called CyHV-3, which damage the kidneys, skin and gills of fish and killing up to 95 per cent of the species.
Australian Science Minister, Christopher Pyne said the virus would have no impact on humans, but the clean-up would be costly. Thousands of carp are expected to die after the virus is released.
The event is being labeled as “carpageddon.”
“Suddenly, there will be literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tonnes of carp that will be dead in the River Murray,” he said in a BBC article.
The government plans to release the herpes virus as early as 2019.
On Friday, six researchers published a letter in Science arguing that releasing the virus into Australia’s waterways is unlikely to be effective.
The effectiveness of the virus depends on environmental factors, such as having water temperatures between 16 C and 28 C. Carp that survive the initial viral epidemic in hot or cold spots would be able to replenish the population quickly, the authors stated.
According to The Guardian, British scientists also published a warning about the virus in the Nature Ecology and Evolution journal on Feb. 21.
The researchers said the “irreversible high-risk proposal” could have “serious ecological, environmental, and economic ramifications.”https://archive.fo/XTurthttp://yournewswire.com/australian-government-herpes-water/
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New internet censorship law disguised as YET ANOTHER anti "sex trafficking" law
The parts that are worrying are those saying that a website is responsible for all content posted by its users. Meaning falseflagging kikes, shitposters and the related ilk can get a website erased and the likes by just pretending to be trafficking sex slaves and the like.
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Trump Weighing 'Red Flag' Orders to Take Guns Away Quickly From Those Deemed "At Risk"
Stolen from 8cripplecucks but IDGAF it's important news>The White House is considering the idea of using restraining orders to take firearms away from people considered dangerous as part of its response to last week’s massacre at a Florida high school, two people familiar with the matter said.>Under extreme risk protection orders, which are also known as red flag laws or gun violence restraining orders, firearms can be confiscated from people found to be at risk.>The White House is studying an Indiana version of the law, and is considering other measures as well, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss policy deliberations. Four other states also have such laws.>At the White House on Thursday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi described to President Donald Trump similar efforts underway in her state to allow law enforcement to seize firearms from someone who is deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.>“Good,” Trump responded.>At a Florida town hall on CNN earlier in the week, Marco Rubio, one of Florida’s two senators, said he supported restraining orders.>While the concept has bipartisan support, some gun-rights groups have embraced it because it does not impose new regulations on firearms themselves. It is one of a range of proposals, including mental health initiatives, that are under consideration by the White House.>California, Connecticut, Indiana, Oregon and Washington have laws that allow the authorities to temporarily strip people believed to be a danger to themselves or others with their weapons. Anyone subject to such an order would not be allowed to buy or obtain more guns while the order was in effect.>The Trump administration is looking at encouraging states to enact the legislation, possibly by tying grant money as a reward for those states to adopt the idea, one of the people said.>Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said at a press briefing on Thursday that the White House was looking at red-flag laws. “I think some states have had these red-flag laws, for example, that remove firearms after you go to a judge for potentially dangerous individuals. That’s something that’s being done right now in a variety of states, right? They have due process rights for these individuals. It seems to be working in certain areas. That’s something that we’re looking at and other places we’re looking at,” Shah added.>The proposal came as the White House has been casting about for a response to widespread demands for action, including new gun laws, in the wake of the shooting last week in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.>Earlier on Friday, the president was applauded at the Conservative Political Action Conference when he reiterated support for training members of school staffs to carry concealed weapons. He said armed faculty members could have stopped the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.>“A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened,” Trump said.>Trump said he spoke Friday morning to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a response to the school shooting. “People are looking to really energize,” he said.>Trump repeated on Friday that he would support stricter firearms regulations, including a proposal to strengthen the federal background check system and raising the minimum age for buying a semi-automatic weapon to 21, something the powerful National Rifle Association has said it opposes.http://archive.is/ZexEE
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Police seek help in identifying propane tank thief
Fayetteville police are trying to identify a man they say stole 12 propane tanks from a convenience store on Legion Road.
The theft happened about 11:40 p.m. Monday at the Legion Mart at 2425 Legion Road, a police news release said.
Investigators said the locks to the propane storage bin were cut, giving the man access to the tanks.
The man drove away in an older model Nissan Maxima.
Police have released photos taken from surveillance cameras and are asking anyone with information to call the Police Department at 703-1058 or Crimestoppers at 483-TIPS (8477).
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Opus Dei Busted For Running Child Sex Slave Ring
Senior members of the secretive Catholic organization Opus Dei have been put on trial for running a child sex slave ring in Paris.
Two members of the sect are accused of treating a disciple as a “brainwashed sex slave,” according to French prosecutors.
Rfi.fr reports: Plaintiff Catherine Tissier says she was forced to work as a servant for the group for virtually no pay.
She says worked 14-hour days, seven days a week, cleaning and serving.
The case brought against Opus Dei in Paris follows a nine-year investigation into the organisation’s practices.
The head of a school and the head of a religious retreat north of Paris are the defendants in the case.
Tissier joined the school in 1985, aged only 14, and says she was forced to take her vows and was subject to brainwashing
The defendants deny her accusations and insist she was adequately paid for her work.
Opus Dei has some 85,000 members worldwide and, while it has the backing of the Catholic church, critics believe it is a secretive, manipulative conspiracy.https://archive.fo/94Uiwhttp://yournewswire.com/opus-dei-child-sex-slave-ring/
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False Flag Update: THEY KNEW! This Shooting Was Allowed To Happen To Push The Gun Confiscation Agenda
Amid public demands for transparency, the Broward Police have released the full list of 23 calls for service to the home of attacker Nikolas Cruz, in a desperate bid to deflect criticism over handling the Parkland school shooting. The final call, however, just like the transcript from the January 5 call discussed below, shows that serious concerns were not acted on.
“In the interest of full transparency, we are making available the list of all 23 calls for service at the Cruz home,” the sheriff’s office said in a Friday tweet. “18 involved Nikolas Cruz. None appeared arrestable under Florida law. However, two of the calls remain under internal investigation.”
As color coded in the list, the most serious warning came on November 30, 2017, when a caller located in Massachusetts advised that Cruz was collecting knives and was likely to conduct a school shooting. The caller was concerned Cruz would kill himself and “be a school shooter in the making.” They believed that Cruz’s weapons were kept at a friend's house.
The incident was categorized as ‘suspicious’ by Broward County Police but no report was initiated, according to the document. That call is now under Internal Affairs review and investigation, the document shows
In two incidents from 2012, Nikolas fought with his brother, Zachary, and hit his mother, Linda Cruz, with a plastic vacuum cleaner hose. In 2013, Linda told police Nikolas threw her against a wall because she confiscated his Xbox games console. The following year, he punched the wall after she took away the Xbox again. Later, in 2014, a neighbor reported Nikolas had shot at his chickens with an airsoft rifle, a replica of a real gun that shoots plastic pellets. In a "suspicious incident" recorded in 2016, an Instagram report said that Cruz was going to “shoot up a school.” The Instagram post involved a picture of guns.
A pdf of the full list of service calls can be found at the following link: https://app.box.com/s/m0jzfwsuriv9yq9qtrjp9ztxxz1j0pjjhttps://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/2018/02/23/fbi-transcripts/assets/fbi-transcript.pdf
A person close to Nikolas Cruz, the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentines day, warned the FBI she was concerned Cruz would "get into a school and just shoot the place up," according to a leaked transcript of her call to the bureau's tip line one month before the massacre.
The transcript, seen by the Wall Street Journal, provides chilling detail about the woman’s efforts on January 5, just over a month before the February 14 tragedy, to warn authorities about Nikolas Cruz’s propensity for violence and his troubled past.
Tragically, the FBI was busier with other things.
“You know, it’s just so much,” said the caller. “I know he’s—he’s going to explode.” The woman said she was making the call because she wanted a “clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up,” according to the transcripts which were reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
The caller also mentioned that Cruz dressed up as a ninja or an ISIS fighter, according to the WSJ.
While the FBI last week acknowledged receiving such a call, the transcript, and the stark nature of the caller’s precise warnings about Cruz’s disturbing actions and volatile temperament, previously hasn’t been made public.
“It’s alarming to see these pictures and to know what he’s capable of doing and what could happen,” the caller continued. “He’s [been] thrown out of all these schools because he would pick up a chair and just throw it at somebody, a teacher or a student, because he didn’t like the way they were talking to him.”
She also said that Cruz was due to inherit $25,000 a year, from a life insurance policy, and she was worried that he would spend it on guns.https://archive.fo/jnaDXhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-23/fbi-tipster-transcript-leaked-cruz-will-get-school-and-shoot-place
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South Africa To Cut All Diplomatic Ties With Israel
The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday.
Pandor informed parliamentarians of the government’s resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he delivered last week.
“The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people,” she said.
The comments were made in response to opposition leader Kenneth Meshoe, who had argued that it was disappointing that national and provincial authorities in South Africa had refused help from Israeli companies to address the country’s current water crisis.
However, the proposal was applauded by parliamentarians and Pandor, who is expected to be appointed vice president in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet, was given a standing ovation as she left the podium.
The government’s decision was further confirmed on the South African Parliament’s official Twitter account.
#Pandor: The majority party has resolved that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel #SONADebate
— Parliament of RSA (@ParliamentofRSA) February 19, 2018
South Africa has been a staunch ally of the Palestinian struggle and regularly spoken out against the atrocities committed by the Israeli government.
Last month, the South African representative to the UN told the Human Rights Council that Israel is the “only state in the world that can be described as an apartheid state”, just days after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party called for government ministers to strengthen the country’s visa restrictions with Israel.
Last year, the government also resolved to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office, and cautioned Tel Aviv for blacklisting supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which included prominent figures of the ANC.
The BDS South Africa campaign has witnessed significant support from the nation’s public, with universities and churches backing a cultural and economic boycott of Israel affiliated organisations.https://archive.fo/WXZcChttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-24/south-africa-cut-all-diplomatic-ties-israel
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The Cloud Act
week, Senators Hatch, Graham, Coons, and Whitehouse introduced a bill
that diminishes the data privacy of people around the world.
Clarifying Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act expands American and
foreign law enforcement’s ability to target and access people’s data
across international borders in two ways. >First, the bill creates an
explicit provision for U.S. law enforcement (from a local police
department to federal agents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to
access “the contents of a wire or electronic communication and any
record or other information” about a person regardless of where they
live or where that information is located on the globe. In other words,
U.S. police could compel a service provider—like Google, Facebook, or
Snapchat—to hand over a user’s content and metadata, even if it is
stored in a foreign country, without following that foreign country’s
the bill would allow the President to enter into “executive agreements”
with foreign governments that would allow each government to acquire
users’ data stored in the other country, without following each other’s
example, because U.S.-based companies host and carry much of the
world’s Internet traffic, a foreign country that enters one of these
executive agreements with the U.S. to could potentially wiretap people
located anywhere on the globe (so long as the target of the wiretap is
not a U.S. person or located in the United States) without the
procedural safeguards of U.S. law typically given to data stored in the
United States, such as a warrant, or even notice to the U.S. government.
This is an enormous erosion of current data privacy laws.
bill would also moot legal proceedings now before the U.S. Supreme
Court. In the spring, the Court will decide whether or not current U.S.
data privacy laws allow U.S. law enforcement to serve warrants for
information stored outside the United States. The case, United States v.
Microsoft (often called “Microsoft Ireland”), also calls into question
principles of international law, such as respect for other countries
territorial boundaries and their rule of law.
this bill would expand law enforcement access to private email and
other online content, yet the Email Privacy Act, which would create a
warrant-for-content requirement, has still not passed the Senate, even
though it has enjoyed unanimous support in the House for the past two
The CLOUD Act and the US-UK Agreement
CLOUD Act also creates an unfair two-tier system. Foreign nations
operating under executive agreements are subject to minimization and
sharing rules when handling data belonging to U.S. citizens, lawful
permanent residents, and corporations. But these privacy rules do not
extend to someone born in another country and living in the United
States on a temporary visa or without documentation. This denial of
privacy rights is unlike other U.S. privacy laws. For instance, the
Stored Communications Act protects all members of the “public” from the
unlawful disclosure of their personal communications.
An Expansion of U.S. Law Enforcement Capabilities
CLOUD Act would give unlimited jurisdiction to U.S. law enforcement
over any data controlled by a service provider, regardless of where the
data is stored and who created it. This applies to content, metadata,
and subscriber information – meaning private messages and account
details could be up for grabs. The breadth of such unilateral
extraterritorial access creates a dangerous precedent for other
countries who may want to access information stored outside their own
borders, including data stored in the United States.
argued on this basis (among others) against unilateral U.S. law
enforcement access to cross-border data, in our Supreme Court amicus
brief in the Microsoft Ireland case.
data crosses international borders, U.S. technology companies can find
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New Pathetic Freakout Exposes Modern Americans Don't Even Know Basic Math, Only Political Correctness
GOD HELP THIS COUNTRY!
Police were called to Louisiana’s Oberlin High School on February 20 after a student suggested that a “math symbol looked like a gun.”
The incident occurred approximately one week after 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the symbol was widely discussed and one student’s comments that the square root symbol “looked like a gun” fueled speculation of a “terroristic threat.”
Police went to the student’s home and searched it but found “no guns or any evidence that he had any access to guns.” Moreover, the Bee indicated they found “no evidence the student had any intent to commit harm.”
The Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office observed, “The student used extremely poor judgment in making the comment, but in light of the actual circumstances, there was clearly no evidence to support criminal charges.”https://archive.fo/f7zkThttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/24/police-called-school-math-symbol-looked-like-gun/
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False Flag Updates: FBI and Cops Not Only Warned Multiple Times About Shooter, Deputies Stood Down During Shooting
Coral Springs police officers were "stunned and upset" to learn that four Broward County Sheriff's Deputies were stationed outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had not entered to face an active shooter, sources with the Coral Springs, FL police department told CNN.
As the details behind the Police response to the Valentines Day massacre emerge, it appears that the Coral Springs Police department - which sent 130 officers to the scene - put their lives on the line while Broward County officers simply waited for backup as the scene unfolded, in what some Coral Springs officials perceived to be a derilection of duty.
Some Coral Springs police were stunned and upset that the four original Broward County Sheriff's deputies who were first on the scene did not appear to join them as they entered the school, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. It's unclear whether the shooter was still in the building when they arrived.
The four Broward Sheriff's deputies, including fired High School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, had their pistols drawn from behind the safety of their vehicles, and "not one of them had gone into the school," according to shocked Coral Springs police.
The Coral Springs officers, meanwhile, entered the building soon after they arrived on scene to confront the shooter, while the four Broward County Sheriff's deputies remained outside until two more officers arrived on scene along with an officer from neighboring Sunrise city.
What these Coral Springs officers observed -- though not their feelings about it -- will be released in a report, likely next week. Sources cautioned that tapes are currently being reviewed and official accounts could ultimately differ from recollections of officers on the scene.https://archive.fo/k3NPOhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-23/shocked-and-outraged-four-broward-deputies-waited-outside-school-children-were
Broward County deputies received at least 18 calls warning them about Nikolas Cruz from 2008 to 2017, including concerns that he "planned to shoot up the school" and other threats and acts of violence before he was accused of killing 17 people at a high school.
The warnings, made by concerned people close to Cruz, came in phone calls to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, records show. At least five callers mentioned concern over his access to weapons, according to the documents. None of those warnings led to direct intervention.
In February 2016, neighbors told police that they were worried he “planned to shoot up the school” after seeing alarming pictures on Instagram showing Cruz brandishing guns.https://web.archive.org/web/20180224022407/https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/23/florida-school-shooting-sheriff-got-18-calls-cruzs-violence-threats-guns/366165002/?from=new-cookie
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Apple To Hand Over Sensitive Encryption Keys To Chinese Government
REALITY: When Apple Inc. next week begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partner’s servers, it also will take an unprecedented step for the company that alarms privacy specialists: storing the encryption keys for those accounts in China.
The keys are complex strings of random characters that can unlock the photos, notes and messages that users store in iCloud. Until now, Apple(AAPL) has stored the codes only in the U.S. for all global users.
While Apple claims they will ensure that the keys are protected in China, privacy experts and former Apple security employees worry that moving the keys to China makes them more vulnerable to seizure by a government with a record of censorship and political suppression.
"Once the keys are there, they can't necessarily pull out and take those keys because the server could be seized by the Chinese government," said Matthew Green, a professor of cryptography at Johns Hopkins University. Ultimately, he says, "It means that Apple can't say no."
Apple says it is moving the keys to China as part of its effort to comply with a Chinese law on data storage enacted last year.
BULLSHIT PROPAGANDA PEICE BY APPLE INC: http://www.morningstar.com/news/market-watch/TDJNMW_20180224187/apple-to-store-sensitive-encryption-keys-in-china.html
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Treason Begins: Commiefornia Gestapo Seizing Guns, House To House
Senior Special Agent Sam Richardson’s team is engaged in treason against the United States.
A bald Tennessean, Richardson runs a six-person team of Commiefornia Justice Department agents who are coming for your guns after the communists tightened firearm laws in increments over the years.
His division is the only law enforcement agency in the country assigned specifically to track down and take guns from those whose Second Amendment rights have been denied.
The program makes Commiefornia’s gun-control policy perhaps the most aggressive in the nation.
A dozen years ago, the state set up a database that flags law enforcement officials when a registered gun owner is convicted of a felony, deemed mentally ill, has received a restraining order or committed one of 37 qualifying misdemeanors.
The list is known as the Armed Prohibited Persons System, and while it has failed to prevent mass shootings in San Bernardino, Isla Vista and other cities in the state, it has taken tens of thousands of guns out of the hands of people prohibited from having them.
There are 10,226 people on the list statewide. Of those, about 2,000 are in Los Angeles County, a vast urban desert covered by only Richardson’s team and one other.
Last year, state Justice Department agents seized 3,999 pistols and long guns, investigating more than 8,500 people in the process. The list has never dipped beneath 10,000 people since its earliest days.
“All of this takes time and real resources,” said Xavier Becerra (D), California’s attorney general, who said he is requesting more money for the program this year. “As quickly as we get these guns off the street, others are getting guns.”
Last week, Richardson’s team went to the Temple City home of Steven Ponder, a 57-year-old convicted more than a decade ago of counterfeiting — and owning a machine gun. He had four guns registered in his name.After being invited inside
, the team found and seized 28 firearms, including 11 homemade “ghost guns” that carry no serial number, and 65,000 rounds of ammunition. One of the “ghost guns” was fully automatic.NOTE: DO NOT TALK OR INVITE ANYONE INTO YOUR HOME! DO NOT EVEN ANSWER THE DOOR!https://archive.fo/GKnmB
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Socialist Gestapo Now Arresting Americans Over Unpaid Debts (Even Though There Is No Law Outlawing Bankruptcy)
Thousands of Americans have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28 according to a new report published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).The practice is in violation of many US state and federal laws, which prohibits the jailing of debtors.
(Socialists - unlike capitalists - do not believe in allowing bankruptcy or default. They either bailout institutions via taxpayer money or they jail individuals.)
Around 77 million people have debts that have been transferred to and chased up by private collection agencies.
RT reports: In one case cited in the report, a disabled woman who wears a prosthetic leg was shackled by her waist and feet by two armed US marshals before being put in jail overnight.
“They had a warrant for my arrest and I asked them for what, he didn’t say what it was for. He said, ‘He’ll tell you later,’” said Tracie Mozie of Dickinson, Texas.
Law enforcement officials had entered Mozie’s bedroom to arrest her over a $1,500 federal student loan she took out in 1986 to pay for truck-driving school. The loan had mushroomed to $13,000 with interest and fees. Monzie was unable to pay because she is unemployed and lives on disability benefits.
The ACLU examined more than 1,000 cases in which civil court judges issued arrest warrants for debtors. In some instances the amounts were as small as $28. Letters were sent over bounced checks as low as $2, the ACLU found.
The report is the first ever to analyze the cooperation between courts and the private debt collection industry across the US, according to the ACLU. Private debt collectors use the criminal justice system to try to compel repayments, even when the debts are disputed or when the debtor cannot repay. More than 6,000 debt collection firms operate in the United States, collecting billions of dollars each year.
Following their arrest, debtors may remain in jail for several days until they can pay the bail. In some cases, the ACLU found some people were locked up for as long as two weeks.
This practice violates the many state and federal laws as well as international human rights standards that prohibit the jailing of debtors.
The report finds that the long-term consequences of arrests for both courts and people can be profound and scarring. Arrest warrants can be entered into background check databases which mean they can jeopardize future employment, housing applications, education, and access to security clearances.
In one case in Maryland, an elderly couple were jailed because they did not appear at a district court hearing for which they had never been served notice. Isaac, 83, and his wife Doris owed $2,342.76 to their homeowners’ association and $450 in attorney’s fees. They had never been served with notice of the hearing, which had itself been scheduled because they failed to appear at a post-judgment proceeding for which they also had never been served. While in detention, Isaac began vomiting blood and became non-responsive, according to the report.
While debtors’ prisons were outlawed by Congress almost two hundred years ago, in reality the practice seems to live on.https://archive.fo/IIHFehttp://yournewswire.com/thousands-of-americans-are-in-jail-over-debts/
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George Soros Exposed In The UK, Backing Secret Plot To Thwart Brexit
George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who “broke the Bank of England”, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.
The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.
It also plans to target MPs and convince them to vote against the final Brexit deal to trigger another referendum or general election, according to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group.
The document says the campaign, which will begin by the end of this month, must “wake the country up and assert that Brexit is not a done deal. That it’s not too late to stop Brexit”.https://archive.fo/RS9Q3http://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/02/07/george-soros-man-broke-bank-england-backing-secret-plot-thwart/
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China Will Not Attack The Dollar Directly, But Is Surrounding It For Death Knell
“US allies would then need to choose between the two: the collapsing dollar, with no backing to shore it up, or a gold-backed renminbi.”
This image typifies how many countries outside the US see the US approach to diplomacy: https://archive.fo/dBkvJ/02a413b0c3baedebb996bfe6ec1c9e245172bd54.jpg
Whilst, typically, US diplomats wear suits and appear businesslike in their manner, their message is often considerably different. If the US states what it wants from another country and that country then chooses to decline, the response by the US is often an “in your face” approach not unlike that associated with the image of a wild-West sheriff.
The message received from the sheriff is often along the lines of, “We’ve decided what your role in the world should be, so get with the programme or you’ll feel our boot on your neck.”
It should be said that it makes no difference to the country on the receiving end whether it is a left boot or a right boot; whether the current US president is a democrat or republican is of no consequence. The country feels the boot equally, whichever party is in power. And the message and the objectives remain the same, regardless of which party is presently in control.
As offensive and reprehensible as this approach is, the countries of the world often simply cave in to such behaviour. They understand that if a country’s leader were to decide to, say, cease to trade in US dollars, his country might be attacked for trumped-up reasons and the leader could end up in a pine box. (This approach has been employed on more than one occasion in recent years.)
The threat from the US sheriff is therefore very real.
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Its Official: New Gernations of America Are BROKE, We Are Heading Into Third World Territory
THERE IS NO REASON TO GO TO COLLEGE ANYMORE. FORGET IT. FIND WORK, SAVE UP AND PREPARE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
How long can our debt levels keep growing much, much faster than the overall economy?
We haven’t had a year of 3 percent growth for the U.S. economy since the middle of the Bush administration, but we keep borrowing money as if there is no tomorrow. Much of the focus has been on the exploding debt of the federal government, and that is definitely something I plan to address once I get to Washington. But on an individual level, U.S. consumers have been extremely irresponsible as well. In fact, one new survey has found that more than 80 percent of all American adults are currently in debt…
It’s no secret that America is a nation that runs on debt, but it may surprise you to learn that the overwhelming majority of U.S. adults owe money in some way, shape, or form. According to new data from Comet, here’s how many Americans have debt at present:80.9% of Baby Boomers79.9% of Gen Xers81.5% of Millennials
For most of us, it starts very early. We were told that going into debt to get a college education would not be a problem because we would be able to pay those loans off with the good jobs we would get after graduation.
Unfortunately, those good jobs never really materialized for many of us (thanks to the outsourcing of jobs), and now millions of former college students are absolutely drowning in debt…
A study released Friday by the Brookings Institution finds that most borrowers who left school owing at least $50,000 in student loans in 2010 had failed to pay down any of their debt four years later. Instead, their balances had on average risen by 5% as interest accrued on their debt.
As of 2014 there were about 5 million borrowers with such large loan balances, out of 40 million Americans total with student debt. Large-balance borrowers represented 17% of student borrowers leaving college or grad school in 2014, up from 2% of all borrowers in 1990 after adjusting for inflation. Large-balance borrowers now owe 58% of the nation’s $1.4 trillion in outstanding student debt.
In addition to owing more than a trillion dollars on student loans, Americans are also now carrying more than a trillion dollars of auto loan debt and more than a trillion dollars of credit card debt.
Corporations have been incredibly irresponsible as well. Corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, and corporate bankruptcies have been rising steadily in recent years. All it would take for the dominoes to really start falling is some sort of a major economic downturn.
Local, state and federal government debt levels are all at record highs as well. It is now being projected that our national debt will hit 30 trillion dollars by 2028, and those projections are probably too optimistic.
My guess is that we will almost certainly hit the 30 trillion dollar mark far sooner than that.
Debt is economic cancer, and as Lance Roberts has pointed out, if we continue to allow debt levels to grow like this eventually it will kill our entire economy…
Debt is, by its very nature, a cancer on economic growth. As debt levels rise it consumes more capital by diverting it from productive investments into debt service. As debt levels spread through the system it consumes greater amounts of capital until it eventually kills the host.https://archive.fo/FUT2yhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-19/debt-cancer-more-80-american-adults-owe-somebody-else-money
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ALERT! Be Careful What You Publish On Personalized Social Media, New State Laws May Target You For Gun Grabs
In the last two months, law enforcement authorities in Commiefornia took a gun away from a 38-year-old man who had threatened to kill himself, his wife and their young child if she left him. They removed three weapons from a 23-year-old ex-Marine who, the authorities said, had developed a paranoia that all males wanted to harm him. And they took a handgun from a 39-year-old man whose terrified neighbors reported that he was firing his weapon in the backyard; the man, who said he thought he was aiming for raccoons and rats, was found to be intoxicated, the police said.
Commiefornia is one of only five states with “red flag laws” or extreme risk protection orders allowing the police to temporarily take away guns from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous, often after a family member or acquaintance raises concerns. Similar measures are being weighed in more than a dozen additional state capitals from Pennsylvania to Hawaii, and are drawing new attention after the deadly shooting this month at a Florida high school in a case where the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had numerous troubling run-ins with the authorities over many months. Florida has no red flag law.
It is difficult to measure the effectiveness of red flag laws, in part because it is impossible to count mass shootings, or other tragedies, that were avoided. That said, the authorities in states with the laws, including Connecticut, Indiana, Oregon and Washington, say they have seen patterns: upticks in the use of such laws after mass shootings in other places.
The measures were also used in situations far different from the mass shooting scenarios they were originally conceived to prevent. Most often, guns were removed from people not seen as threats to large groups or public gatherings, but as risks to themselves or to their families, or suffering from debilitating illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or alcoholism.https://archive.fo/LDGNz
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STRANGE: Mueller Indictments Based On A Russian Publication About A Russian Internet Research Agency?
A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), an alledged state-sponsored “troll factory” in St. Petersburg.
But much of the information Mueller published on Friday about the agency’s efforts to influence the election had already been published last October — in an article by a Russian business magazine, RBC.
In a 4,500-word report titled “How the 'troll factory' worked the U.S. elections,” journalists Polina Rusyaeva and Andrey Zakharov offered the fullest picture yet of how the “American department” of the IRA used Facebook, Twitter and other tactics to inflame tensions ahead of the 2016 vote. The article also looked at the staffing structure of the organization and revealed details about its budget and salaries.https://archive.fo/i5SSIhttps://www.rbc.ru/magazine/2017/11/59e0c17d9a79470e05a9e6c1
Zakharov agreed to answer some questions for WorldViews about his reaction to the details about the IRA in Mueller’s indictments (Rusyaeva left journalism after the story came out, although she stresses she did not do so because of a reaction to the story). Zakharov explained how it was a strange feeling seeing something he had so closely investigated become a major issue in the United States, when it had not been a “bombshell” when he published his report at home.
The transcript below has been edited for length and clarity.
WorldViews: You’ve read the Mueller document. What was your reaction to it?
Andrey Zakharov: Well, of all the people who are mentioned there, only some people were the real top managers of the troll factory.
Like [Mikhail] Bystrov, who’s been the head of all its legal entities for a long time. He’s a former policeman. Another guy is [Mikhail] Burchik. We wrote about him. He was the executive director of the troll factory for a long time. And the last guy is Jeyhun Aslanov. He was and I think he’s still with the head of American department.
Both Aslanov and Burchik always denied that had something in common with the factory, Bystrov never commented it.
The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections. Like Krylova, she didn’t work there then. [Aleksandra Krylova is one of the two named Internet Research Agency employees the indictment said traveled to the United States in 2014.]
It looks like they just took some employees from the that American department whose names they could get. But the American department was like 90 people. So my reaction was that, for me, it was like that curious list of oligarchs and Kremlin authorities where they put the whole Forbes list and the whole Kremlin administration on it. It’s very strange.
Read the rest of this insanity here: https://archive.fo/kQtKb
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Trump Breaks 2nd Amendment Promise After Recent False Flag, Will Ban Certain Firearm Devices
BUY WHATEVER YOU NEED OR WANT NOW, IF YOU DON'T ALREADY OWN IT!
BREAKING: President Trump says he’s directed AG Sessions to clarify if bump stocks are illegal and to propose regulations to “ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.” pic.twitter.com/cnZ2mc08TF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2018
While speaking on Tuesday, President Trump announced that he signed a memo “directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.”
Trump said, “[A]fter the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, I directed the attorney general to clarify whether certain bump stock devices, like the one used in Las Vegas, are illegal under current law. That process began in December. And just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon.”RELATED: >>>/news/6556
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Former CIA Chief: Its OK For America To Meddle In Foreign Elections... But No One Else Should Do That!
Former CIA chief James Woolsey appeared on Fox News to push the Deep State narrative of how dastardly those 13 Russian Facebook users were in “disparaging” Hillary Clinton and “meddling” with America’s democracy.
Woolsey did his Deep-State duty and proclaimed the evils of so-called “expansionist Russia” and dropped dubious ‘facts’ like “Russia has a larger cyber-army than its standing army,” before he moved on to China and its existential threats.
But then, beginning at around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the real debacle of the conversation begins as Ingraham asks Woolsey, “Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?“
He responds, surprisingly frankly, “Oh probably… but it was for the good of the system...”
To which Ingraham replies, “We don’t do that now though? We don’t mess around in other people’s elections?“
Prompting this extraordinary sentence from a former CIA chief…
“Well…hhhmmm, numm numm numm numm… only for a very good cause… in the interests of democracy.“https://hooktube.com/watch?v=SpWai3kZ-gM
So just to clarify – yes, the CIA chief admitted that Democracy-spreading CIA meddles in the Democratic elections of other nations “in the interests of democracy.”
In case you wondered which ones he was referring to, here’s a brief selection of confirmed meddling since 1948:
2016: UK (verbal intervention against Brexit)
2014: Afghanistan (effectively re-writing Afghan constitution)
2014: UK (verbal intervention against Scottish independence)
2011: Libya (providing support to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi)
2009: Honduras (ousting President Zelaya)
2006: Palestine (providing support to oust Prime Minister Haniyeh)
2005: Syria (providing support against President al-Assad)
2003: Iran (providing support against President Khatami)-
2003: Iraq (ousting of President Hussein)
2002: Venezuela (providing support to attempt an overthrow of President Chavez)
1999: Yugoslavia (removing Yugoslav forces from Kosovo)
1994: Iraq (attempted overthrow of President Hussein)
1991: Haiti (ousting President Aristide)
1991: Kuwait (removing Iraqi forces from Kuwait)
1989: Panama (ousting General Noriega)
1983: Grenada (ousting General Austin’s Marxist forces)
1982: Nicaragua (providing support
1971: Chile (ousting President Allende)
1967: Indonesia (ousting President Sukarno)
1964: Brazil (ousting President Goulart)
1964: Chile (providing support against Salvador Allende)
1961: Congo (assassination of leader Lumumba)
1958: Lebanon (providing support to Christian political parties)
1954: Guatemala (ousting President Arbenz)
1953: Iran (ousting Prime Minister Mossadegh)
1953: Philippines (providing support to the President Magsaysay campaign)
1948: Italy (providing support to the Christian Democrats campaign)https://archive.fo/AaYKwhttp://yournewswire.com/cia-meddles-elections-democracy/
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DHS Finds Vast Evidence of Election Fraud by Illegals, Trump Calls For Immediate Investigations
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI are preparing to release a report that confirms several million illegals voted for Hillary during the 2016 election.
According to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI, the Democratic Party were actively engaged in massive voter fraud in order to try and influence the outcome of the election and defraud the American public.
Infowars.com reports: On Jan. 3, 3018, President Trump signed an executive order disbanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, largely because states controlled by the Democrats refused to cooperate.
Many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief, thinking President Trump had given up his effort to uncover and correct the decades of Democratic Party voter fraud.
Little noticed was a provision in the executive order that tasked the Department of Homeland Security to review the presidential commission’s initial findings and to determine next courses of action.
Equally unnoticed by the mainstream media were news releases on Feb. 15 from the DNI and from DHS that briefings were being held with election officials in all 50 states on Feb. 16 and Feb. 18 to inform them of the initial conclusions of their on-going investigation into voting fraud during the 2016 election.
The outcomes of the DNI, DHS, and FBI investigations are expected to be disastrous for the Democratic Party, revealing precisely why Democratic-controlled states refused to cooperate with Trump’s presidential commission.
When Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicated last Friday some 13 Russians for trolling the Internet as the only evidence of “Russian Collusion” he could find after months of investigation that spent millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, the intelligence operative known as QAnon posted a preview of the DNI, DHS, and FBI conclusions.https://archive.fo/1T3gB
President Trump has ordered an immediate investigation into Barack Obama and members of his administration for meddling in the 2016 election.
Hot on the heels of the DHS announcement that several million illegals voted for Hillary, the President lashed out at the previous administration, demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller investigate Obama immediately.
‘If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation?’ Trump asked on Twitter.
‘Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!’ he added.
Dailymail.co.uk reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has shown no sign that he’s interested in probing whether the Obama administration was lax in its follow-up once Russia’s interference was detected.
Trump had blasted Obama on Tuesday for downplaying the role Russians had in trying to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
He quoted the former president saying on October 18, 2016 that America’s elections couldn’t be ‘rigged.’
‘There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, there’s no evidence that that has happened in the past or that it will happen this time, and so I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and make his case to get votes,’ Obama said then.
Trump quoted him in full in a tweet, and then claimed in a follow-up that Obama at the time ‘thought Crooked Hillary [Clinton] was going to win and he didn’t want to “rock the boat.” When I easily won the Electoral College, the whole game changed and the Russian excuse became the narrative of the Dems.https://archive.fo/wKGJq
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Commiefornia Routinely Denies Healthcare Based On Skin Color, Lawsuit Reveals
WHO ARE THE REAL RASCISTS?
Former medical director for insurance giant Aetna in California has admitted under oath that white people are routinely denied healthcare in California because of their race.
Medical director Dr. Jay Iinuma said the task of approving or denying care was delegated to nursing staff, who would “routinely deny whites healthcare coverage while approving those for blacks.“
According to current and former employees of Aetna in California, whites in California are four times more likely to have their claims with Aetna denied than blacks.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after receiving a copy of the Dr. Iinuma’s testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna. According to Jones:
“If the health insurer is making decisions to deny coverage without a physician actually ever reviewing medical records, that’s of significant concern to me as insurance commissioner in California and potentially a violation of law.”
Aetna, the nation’s third-largest insurance provider with over 23 million customers, claims it looked forward to “explaining (their) clinical review process” to the commissioner. However, current and former staff at the insurance giant describe a purely arbitrary claim process in California, riddled with institutionalized racism against whites.
A former staff nurse, who regularly handled claims, said on condition of anonymity:
“I mean there were thousands and thousands of claims a day that each one of us had to handle, there was just simply no way that anyone could run through that much detail. So I just figured if you’re black or Latino, chances are, you need all the help you can get.”
“We even had a saying at the office, ‘If they’re black, have their back, if they’re white, they’ll be alright.‘”
RSJ reports: According to Iinuma’s testimony, he claimed to have been following Aetna’s training, in which nurses reviewed records and made recommendations to him. Jones said his expectation would be “that physicians would be reviewing treatment authorization requests,” and that it’s troubling that “during the entire course of time he was employed at Aetna, he never once looked at patients’ medical records himself.”
One such white patient who needed help but slipped through the cracks was 23-year-old Gillen Washington. Washington, a college senior who suffers from a rare immune disorder, was repeatedly denied coverage for an infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) when he was 19. He is now suing Aetna and alleging the company’s “reckless withholding of benefits almost killed him.”
Washington’s pre-authorization denial of care was signed by Iinuma, who admitted that he had never read Washington’s medical records and that he knew nothing of his disorder. Instead, Iinuma had based his denial entirely on a nurse’s recommendation. It is unclear if Washington’s denial of care was racially motivated.
But Washington’s case is not an isolated one.
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Citizen Journalist Blows Truth About Parkland Shooting Wide Open
Citizen journalist Jenny Moonstone has interviewed Parkland survivors who reveal that the Secret Service held drills at the the school prior to the shooting that left 17 dead.
According to Moonstone, multiple witnesses describe a 2nd shooter, FBI raids in town on Thursday night, and Secret Service drills last month at the school – all of which challenge the official narrative. Might this hold answers as to why the FBI failed to do anything about Nikolas Cruz?
While the massed Wagons of the Mainstream media waited patiently in Parkland Florida to be told what official story to report, the brave young you-tuber Jenny Moonstone was out getting the scoop.
In this video, she runs through what everyone has been saying in the town: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=mh0vLii-gBU
Jenny Moonstone happens to be an alternative you-tuber who found herself on the inside of the story when massacre came to her town of Parkland, Florida.
She got her phone out on Friday morning and shot this footage as she ran through everything she had learned.
She talks of multiple reports of second shooters, and this has been corroborated by people coming forward this weekend, like Alexa Miednik.
Alexa says she was talking to Nikolas Cruz as they left the school, she actually joked with him that she would have thought he would be behind something like this, to which Cruz is supposed to have reacted dumbfounded: and then heard MORE shots – afterwards!
And she’s not the only student reporting this, see video HERE: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=MoNM6ovPgeM
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While The US Govt Is Busy With False Flag Operations To Disarm Americans, Russians Are Preparing For US Dollar's Collapse
Russian Central Bank Gold Reserves Rise to 1,857 Tons in January, Passing People’s Bank of China’s 1,843 Ton Gold Hoard.
Russian gold reserves are now the fifth largest in the world.
Russia added 600,000 ounce of gold (18.66 tons) to reserves in January.
Russia added a record 224 tons of gold to reserves in 2017.
Since June 2015, the Central Bank of Russia has added over 576 tons of gold to reserves.
Overall Russian reserves rose from $432.742 billion in December to $447.735 in January.
Russian holdings of U.S. Treasuries top $100 billion for ninth in a row.
Gold reserves worth $80.4 billion constitute 17.95% of overall Russian reserves.https://hooktube.com/watch?v=0j4lR2tur_w
Russian Gold Reserves
After adding 6,700,000 ounces (208 tonnes) of gold to her reserves in 2015, the Russian Central Bank added 6,400,000 ounces (199 tonnes) in 2016 and another 224 tons (7,202,000 ounces) in 2017.
The Central Bank of Russia ended 2016 with 1838.21 tonnes of gold on their balance sheet.
Central Bank of Russia added 7.2 Million ounces (approximately 223.945 tonnes) in 2017.
The chart below shows the Central Bank of Russia’s Gold Reserves by month with tonnage rounded to the nearest metric ton.
The Central bank of Russia has added about 576 tons of gold to her reserves from June 2015 – to January 2017.
What about the US and Gold Purchase?
Oh right. The USG is too busy with false flag school shootings.https://archive.fo/27WHWhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-21/russia-surpasses-china-massive-gold-purchases-january
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Broward Sheriff (A Known Democrat) Admits The Need For Guns: Florida Deputies To Be Armed On School Grounds
Broward County Deputies will begin carrying rifles on school grounds in the wake of last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
“This morning, I implemented a practice within the Broward Sheriff’s Office and spoke to Mr. Runcie and he’s fully cooperative of my decision, that our deputies who are qualified and trained will be carrying rifles on school grounds from this point forward,” Israel said in a Wednesday press conference.
"Schools as soft targets need to be fortified," said the Sheriff, who said that officers would safely secure weapons when not in use. "When they are not carrying the rifle, until we look for gun locks and gun lockers, the only place when they're not slinging the rifle, that will be allowed to be stored, will be in their locked police vehicle," Israel said.
The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. https://t.co/M0gteqMa6Z
— KION News 5 46 (@KION546) February 21, 2018
When asked by a reporter if AR-15s will be carried, Israel said that some would. "It will be done safely," replied Israel, "We need to be able to defeat any threat that comes onto campus."
Israel also discussed the fact that Marjory Stoneman Douglas' School Resource Deputy was on campus the day of the shooting:
“Deputy Peterson was on campus. As you all know, he’s the School Resource Deputy. He was armed. As our command staff moves forward in this investigation the response and actions of Deputy Peterson will be looked at and scrutinized as will everyone.”
The Sheriff's full press conference can be viewed here.
Last week's shooting ignited a fierce debate over gun control, with several students from the Stoneman Douglas drama department making frequent appearances on national television to advocate for gun control.
On Tuesday, students traveled to the Florida state capitol to urge lawmakers to outlaw assault weapons, however within hours the gun-friendly legislature struck down the motion.
As we previously noted, President Trump announced that he had directed the Justice Department to propose a ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire much more rapidly - and which were used by Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock.https://archive.fo/EDZDOhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-21/broward-sheriff-deputies-will-now-carry-rifles-school-grounds
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Communists Ask Banks To Block Customers From Purchasing Firearms, Intend On Bankrupting American Firearm Retailers
In order to skirt around the Second Amendment issue – Democrats are now asking banks and credit card companies to block U.S.customers from being able to purchase firearms.
In a shocking Op-Ed for the New York Times, Democrat Andrew Ross Sorkin urges the big financial corporations in America to take matter in their own hands and block consumers from being able to purchase guns.
NY Times reports: What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America?
Collectively, they have more leverage over the gun industry than any lawmaker. And it wouldn’t be hard for them to take a stand.
PayPal, Square, Stripe and Apple Pay announced years ago that they would not allow their services to be used for the sale of firearms.
“We do not believe permitting the sale of firearms on our platform is consistent with our values or in the best interests of our customers,” a spokesman for Square told me.
The big financial firms don’t even have to go that far.
For example, Visa, which published a 71-page paper in 2016 espousing its “corporate responsibility,” could easily change its terms of service to say that it won’t do business with retailers that sell assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, which make semiautomatic rifles fire faster. (Even the National Rifle Association has said it would support tighter restrictions on bump stocks.)
If Mastercard were to do the same, assault weapons would be eliminated from virtually every firearms store in America because otherwise the sellers would be cut off from the credit card system.https://archive.fo/Rv8i2http://yournewswire.com/democrats-banks-block-firearms/
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While Gun-confiscation Advocates Argue Against Safety Measures In Schools, Teachers Now Arming Up
An odd thing has happened. Advocates for gun control have actually begun arguing against practical measures addressing school security. Rather than take strategies that can be implemented virtually immediately, and which address the dangers in a specific place in a common-sense way, gun control advocates would rather focus on a political victory at some point in the future and continue to leave schools without proper security measures.
The general argument is that any effort at meaningful security is unacceptable because it turns schools into "fortresses."
Numerous examples of this line of reasoning can be found on Twitter. They are often remarkably similar in message which is "forget school security, just ban guns!"
Ah yes, the "ban guns" solution. It certainly worked in Latin America. And, of course, as soon as they're banned, everyone will immediately turn theirs in to the authorities and no one will have them anymore. Security of any sort will immediately and forever be rendered unnecessary. At least, this is how the thinking goes.https://archive.fo/Udwlnhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-20/gun-control-advocates-are-now-arguing-against-safety-measures-children
Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard K. Jones offered free concealed carry training for 50 teachers and 250 teachers responded within 24 hours.
Breitbart News reported that Jones began advertising the free training on Sunday and the immediate response was 50 emails within 20 minutes:
On February 20 Fox 91 reported the response had jumped to 250 teachers who wanted training. Jones reveled in the opportunity to instruct them, saying, “We have 250 and growing fast. We will start training fast, next week.”
He stressed that he wants teachers to understand what they can do with a gun if an armed attacker enters the classroom. And while he cannot delegate the authority for teachers to carry on a given campus–that is a school board decision–Jones said he wants the teachers to be ready if their school board so chooses.
He said, “If the school boards want to give the authority to teachers to be armed…[they] can do that, they have the authority to do it, but I’m going to do my part, and I assume I’m probably the only one in the state of Ohio that’s doing that – but something has to happen.”https://archive.fo/4Z2U0http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/20/250-teachers-sign-50-seats-concealed-carry-training-session/
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Oxfam Loses Thousands of Donors Over Haiti Sexual Abuse Scandal
Oxfam’s leadership apologised Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations.
Addressing British lawmakers, Oxfam Great Britain CEO Mark Goldring apologised early and often for a lack of transparency and urgency in handling the original allegations.
“I am sorry, we are sorry, for the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support,” he said.
The committee called the urgent session amid fury over Oxfam’s response to allegations that some of its staff in Haiti used prostitutes, including some who may have been minors. The scandal has shaken the aid group to the core, with the government suspending funding for the agency.
In addition, Oxfam said Tuesday that about 7,000 individual donors have cancelled regular donations in the past 10 days and some corporate sponsors are reserving judgment.
Seven Oxfam workers were fired or resigned after a whistleblower accused staff members of misconduct while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. Government officials and Britain’s charity regulator have said that Oxfam didn’t tell them the allegations included sexual misconduct until Britain’s Times newspaper revealed details of the case earlier this month.
Goldring said that with hindsight, the charity’s leaders made the wrong call at the time of their initial investigation about how much information to give to the public and government authorities. But he said he believed those decisions were made in the interest of continuing vital aid to desperate people.
British lawmakers also questioned officials from Save the Children UK amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organisations because of the chaotic environments in which they work.
CEO Kevin Watkins said the organisation had produced two reports warning that “predatory men” were seeking to use aid work as an opportunity for abuse. The reports underscored the imbalance of power between gatekeepers of food, shelter and security and that those in need of aid.https://archive.fo/TfOb7http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/20/oxfam-loses-thousands-donors-sexual-abuse-scandal-haiti/
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CNN Gets Thrown Out of Russian Internet Research Agency Property After Caught Digging Through Their Garbage
Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals on Friday for (unsuccessfully) attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election, CNN sent one of its most intrepid reporters to the St. Petersburg "troll farm" uncovered by Mueller's ever-widening and totally legitimate investigation.
Chief International Correspondent Matthew Chance (had his cameraman) literally dig through the garbage outside of an office building which is home to the alleged Russian troll farm for clues.
“This is the office in which that atmosphere of chaos was stoked from the Russian side,” Chance told guest host Jim Sciutto. “That’s why 13 Russian individuals, including the financial benefactor, the person who bankrolls that organization, have now been indicted in the United States.”
“You looked through the trash there?” Sciutto asked. “What did you find?”
“Yes, we did,” Chance answered, sheepishly. “We came here expecting this office to be empty, but, in fact, all day here, we’ve been here throughout the course of the day, people have been going in and out.”
“We went to the trash can to see what we could find with old people dumping rubbish there. New computers are being delivered here and they are throwing it away with the rubbish.”
Later, Chance spoke with an actual Russian troll - who appears to be about 250 lbs underweight for his alleged profession, who blew smoke in his face. When the CNN crew attempted to then enter the "troll farm" they were promptly told to leave.
CNN goes to Russia so they can dig in the trash to try to find proof of Russian collusion.
They can't find any so they ask a Russian who works there if he's a troll, he blows smoke in their face and walks away.
They follow him into the building and get thrown out. pic.twitter.com/kkV71rcBTe
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 20, 2018https://archive.fo/q0Z1Xhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-19/cnn-roots-through-russian-garbage-getting-tossed-out-russian-troll-farm
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Michael Moore Participated In Russia-Sponsored Anti-Trump Rally, Yet Ignored By Mainstream Press
Progressive director Michael Moore participated in an anti-Trump protest in New York that was organized by Russians, according to information released Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein announced indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller Friday against 13 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 election, highlighting how the Russians used social media to stir up strife and anger on social media using memes and unwitting Americans to do their bidding. One Russia-sponsored event was a protest of then President-Elect Donald Trump on Nov. 12, 2016, called “Trump is NOT my President,” and it involved Moore.
On the day, Moore tweeted:
At today’s Trump Tower protest. He wouldn’t come down. Here’s my Facebook Live coverage: https://t.co/FzxOyljoK5pic.twitter.com/PxjoALcyn8
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 13, 2016
On his Facebook page, Moore embedded a long video of him “reporting” from the Putin-organized event, calling Trump a “sociopath” and a “racist.”
Moore’s Facebook page is littered with charges that Trump and Republicans are Russian tools and enemies of the American people.
about 3 months ago>The Republican Party is the enemy of the American people. The Senate just passed the Trump Tax Increase, 1:50am, enriching the 1% & concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Capitalism & Fascism. The coup is underway. Make no mistake about it. EVERYONE OFF THE BENCH! 11/6/18! For the rest of this weekend we need to get into the streets. Nonviolence. Tomorrow (Sat & Sun) take a homemade sign and a bunch of friends to the local federal building, to your Senator’s office, to the town square and make your voice heard!
In advance of the Electoral College vote making Trump the 45th president, Moore wrote a long post appealing to Republican electors to refuse to support the president-elect because of “Russian hacking” of the election.https://archive.fo/nFwRahttp://dailycaller.com/2018/02/19/michael-moore-russian-anti-trump-rally/
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San Francisco Declared One Of World’s Filthiest Slums
San Francisco has been declared one of the world’s filthiest slums, with conditions dirtier than slums found in third world nations such as Kenya or India.
According to an NBC investigation, great swathes of the city are covered in feces and needles, as hospitals overflow with patients that have fallen ill due to the contamination.
NBC reports: How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by Van Ness Avenue, Market Street, Post Street and Grant Avenue – is also home to City Hall, schools, playgrounds, and a police station.
As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to citiy hall.
“We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched.”
In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana’s responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.‘There’s Poop in There’
“The floor is dirty,” said A’Nylah Reed, a 3-year-old student at the preschool, who irately explained having to navigate dirty conditions on her walks to school.
“There is poop in there,” she exclaimed. “That makes me angry.”
Kim Davenport, A’nyla’s mother, often walks her daughter to the Compass preschool on Leavenworth Street in San Francisco. She said she often has to pull her daughter out of the way in order to keep her from stepping on needles and human waste. “I just had to do that this morning!”
The Investigate Unit spent three days assessing conditions on the streets of downtown San Francisco and discovered trash on each of the 153 blocks surveyed. While some streets were littered with items as small as a candy wrapper, the vast majority of trash found included large heaps of garbage, food, and discarded junk. The investigation also found 100 drug needles and more than 300 piles of feces throughout downtown.Dried Feces can Lead to Airborne Viruses
“If you do get stuck with these disposed needles you can get HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and a variety of other viral diseases,” said Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease expert at University of California, Berkeley. He warned that once fecal matter dries, it can become airborne, releasing potentially dangerous viruses, such as the rotavirus. “If you happen to inhale that, it can also go into your intestine,” he said. The results can prove fatal, especially in children.
Riley has researched conditions across the poorest slums of the world. His book titled, “Slum Health,” examines health problems that are created by extreme poverty.San Francisco Compared to Some of the Dirtiest Slums in the World
Based on the findings of the Investigative Unit survey, Riley believes parts of the city may be even dirtier than slums in some developing countries.
“The contamination is … much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India,” he said. He notes that in those countries, slum dwellings are often long-term homes for families and so there is an attempt to make the surroundings more livable. Homeless communities in San Francisco, however, are often kicked out from one part of town and forced to relocate to another. The result is extreme contamination, according to Riley.
Read the rest:https://archive.fo/hdBwPhttp://yournewswire.com/san-francisco-filthiest-slums/