WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The History The US Government HOPES You Never Learn!
Dec 20 10:57

'You cannot make up my life': Hillary Clinton's ties to impeachment inquiries against three presidents

In the 243-year history of the republic, just four U.S. presidents have faced impeachment inquiries. In a bizarre plot twist that reads like bad fiction, Clinton – a former first lady, senator, secretary of State and almost-president – is connected to three of them.

Dec 20 10:57

Tractors clog Dutch streets as farmers & builders protest over govt’s nitrogen policy

Dutch farmers and builders are protesting throughout the country over the government’s nitrogen emissions policy, causing major traffic disruptions as demonstrators maneuver heavy machinery along major routes.

The protesters have managed to block some roads for a time with slow-moving or parked convoys of vehicles, including the A1 highway near the German border.

In other places, police have blocked off access to activists. The roads to local government buildings in the city of Groningen have been closed by police to block protesters. Farmers forced their way into the building during similar protests in October.

Dec 20 10:56

Biden Clears Low Debate Bar, Likely Coming Out On Top Striking The Right Notes

Thursday night was the final and, likely decisive, debate held among Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls. So who came out on top? By most estimates, former Vice President Joe Biden gave a showing that may serve to cement his position as front runner.

In the past, Biden’s debate performance has been viewed as tepid, at best. Coupled with perception that his campaign is lacking passion, this low bar for Biden made it an easy task for him to clear Thursday night.

Biden dismissed accusations that his son, Hunter Biden, had acted improperly in Ukraine; instead, he focused on how Trump has tarnished the reputation of the United States around the world. He put forth the promise that, under a Biden presidency, this would change.

Dec 20 10:55

US envoy to UN slams resolution on illegality of Israel settlements 

The US Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council, Kelly Craft on Wednesday slammed United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 issued in 2016, which demands Israel immediately halt settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories including East Jerusalem.

Speaking at the Security Council headquarters in New York, Craft described the resolution as “one-sided” and “unfairly critical of Israel”; reiterating the full support of the US administration for Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Dec 20 10:53

How Israel controls Palestinian bodies, both living and dead

Since 1967, hundreds of Palestinian bodies have been held by Israel: some in freezers, and others believed to be in the notorious “cemeteries of numbers”. Families of the martyrs have been trying to bring them back home.

Yet, the first demand of Palestinians is not for Israel to return our bodies; it is to stop killing us in the first place. Stop taking land, displacing families, incarcerating entire generations, and enabling a foreign population to take over what little remains of Palestinian cities, only to punish anyone who says “enough”.

Dec 20 10:52

The beginning of the end of the United Kingdom

Thursday was a busy news day, what with Trump’s impeachment and the Queen’s speech in Westminster, but another item given less coverage in UK mainstream media was arguably more significant than anything else making the headlines. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech, formally asking the UK Prime Minister to transfer the powers to hold a referendum on independence from Westminster to the Scottish parliament, may well go down in history as the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

Dec 20 10:52

Video: Military Intervention in Libya and Turkey’s Grand Game in the Eastern Mediterranean

During the past week, the situation significantly escalated in Libya, with Turkey expanding its military involvement in the conflict.

In late November, Turkey signed with the Government of National Accord (GNA), which controls only a small part of northern Libya, deals on security cooperation and maritime jurisdiction. By this move Ankara, the main backer of the GNA and pro-GNA militants, tried to legalize its economic zone claims in the eastern Mediterranean and thus legalize its controversial drilling activities in the region. At the same time, Turkey sees its involvement in the Libyan conflict as a tool of expansion of its own influence in the entire region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a companion piece to this, written early December, from the independent.co.uk, which sheds a little more light on this story.

Putin has turned his attention to the war in Libya as part of his aim to undermine Nato, by Ahmed Abdoulouh

The article goes on to state: "Whatever the morals over such a push, President Putin has played his hand right. The Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic compound in 2012, which resulted in Ambassador Christopher Stevens’s death, left a psychological scar in the US policy towards Libya, and Washington seems unable to find a way out of it.

This along with the chaos caused by numerous factions fighting for their own ends, shaped a perfect environment for Russia to step in. Libya, after Syria, is further proof that the policy of inaction that the Trump administration looks to employ is the biggest strategic asset Putin has. He is trying to make sure Moscow fills the gaps in leadership left behind."

Putin seems to always be thinking light-years ahead of both US leadership, and NATO. This seems to be one of those moments when his outlook is nothing short of brilliant.

Dec 20 10:51

Blue State Blues: Senate Should Charge Nancy Pelosi with ‘Obstruction of Congress’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is refusing to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that the House of Representatives passed on Wednesday evening to the Senate for a trial.

She is, in the words of the articles, guilty of “obstruction of Congress.” And unlike President Trump, Speaker Pelosi has no constitutional basis whatsoever for refusing the request of one of the two houses that make up the legislative branch.

For weeks, Democrats have insisted that the president needed to be impeached and removed from office as soon as possible. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), in his House Intelligence Committee report, declared: “Given the proximate threat of further presidential attempts to solicit foreign interference in our next election, we cannot wait to make a referral until our efforts to obtain additional testimony and documents wind their way through the courts.”

Dec 20 10:50

Shocking moment two Carnival cruise ships crash into each other in Mexico prompting an evacuation that left one person injured

Two Carnival cruise ships have crashed into each other at a port in Mexico.

Carnival Glory was manouevering to dock in Cozumel around 8.30am local time on Friday when it struck the Carnival Legend, which had already moored behind it.

Carnival Cruise Lines said one person suffered a minor injury on the Carnival Glory when a group of guests was evacuated from the dining room.

Dec 20 10:49

Article I: Remove This Beast from My Sight!

In the history of politics, there is no precedent for the media’s entire focus to be on undoing the last presidential election.

True, the left has wanted to impeach every Republican president, but at least they used to wait a decent interval between the inauguration and concocting some preposterous “impeachable offense.”

With Trump, it’s never been about anything he’s done. It’s him they can’t stand. The technical grounds for their impeachment is: REMOVE THIS MONSTER FROM MY SIGHT!

Dec 20 10:30

Is the UK government set to define the boycott of Israel as 'antisemitic'?

One of the first bills to be introduced by Britain’s new Conservative government will reportedly stop "local authorities from boycotting individual companies", a move described as targeting the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

The Conservative Party election manifesto did indeed pledge to “ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, disinvestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries”, on the grounds that such moves “undermine community cohesion”.

Dec 20 10:29

The Hidden Military Use of 5G Technology

The possibilities offered by this new technology are explained by the Defense Applications of 5G Network Technology, published by the Defense Science Board, a federal committee which provides scientific advice for the Pentagon –

“The emergence of 5G technology, now commercially available, offers the Department of Defense the opportunity to take advantage, at minimal cost, of the benefits of this system for its own operational requirements”.

In other words, the 5G commercial network, built and activated by private companies, will be used by the US armed forces at a much lower expenditure than that necessary if the network were to be set up with an exclusively military goal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, the other "dark side" of this technology is probably much more, and more intense surveillance against perfectly innocent people, who are doing absolutely nothing wrong.

Dec 20 10:29

Bolivia: A coup for Israel too

Shortly after left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales was ousted in a US-supported coup in November - disguised as a noble reaction to alleged electoral fraud - the self-appointed, fanatically right-wing Bolivian “interim” government announced the renewal of diplomatic relations with Israel.

These had been severed by Morales in 2009 during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, which killed some 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 300 children. Though Israel naturally cast itself as the singular victim of the affair, the ratio of Palestinian civilian to Israeli civilian deaths was 400:1.

During a subsequent Israeli-inflicted bloodbath in Gaza in 2014, this one by the name of Operation Protective Edge and entailing the slaughter of 2,251 Palestinians (including 299 women and 551 children), Morales denounced Israel as a “terrorist state” - a perfectly accurate assessment, given the circumstances and Israel’s track record.

Dec 20 10:27

From the Old City to Tel Rumeida Hill: Israel’s Takeover of Hebron Forges Ahead

It often seems that Israel’s actions in the West Bank are spurred by little more than a desire to compensate for lost opportunities and settle old scores, and Hebron is no exception writes Miko Peled.

Dec 20 10:26

REPORT: Immigration Data In Census Could Quickly Shift Electorate In Democrats’ Favor

When Democrats talk about immigration, whether legal or illegal, they always frame it as a humanitarian issue.

The truth is that it’s really about winning elections.

Immigration has happened so greatly and quickly, that it could rewrite the congressional map in the Democrats’ favor.

Dec 20 10:26

BREAKING BIG: John Durham Is Investigating Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Role in 2016 Election Interference and His LIES TO CONGRESS! (Video)

The New York Times reported tonight that federal prosecutor John Durham is investigating former CIA Director John Brennan’s role in the 2016 election. Durham has called for Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents.

And Durham is investigating John Brennan’s lies to the US Congress on the use of the Clinton Dossier to spy on Donald Trump during the election and after.

Dec 20 10:25

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Suggests Senators Can be Disqualified from Upcoming Impeachment Trial if they are Not Impartial

During her questioning Justice Ginsburg suggested that US Senators could be disqualified from the proceedings if they are not impartial.

Justice Ginsburg: “The House indicts, and the Senate tries. Should a trier be impartial? Of course, that’s the job of an impartial judge.”

Allahpundit wrote at HotAir about Ginsburg’s careless comments.

If Schumer or Pelosi (or whoever might have standing) sues McConnell and Graham, arguing that they’ve disqualified themselves from the trial, presumably SCOTUS could choose to hear that appeal. Could Ginsburg take part in that case now, having already stated her opinion that senators have a duty to be impartial as the triers of fact in impeachment? “I would not be surprised if some members of the Senate quoted RBG’s remarks to criticize their colleagues neutrality,” Blackman noted at one point in today’s post. Indeed. Ginsburg is now a player in this dispute, inadvertently or not, not just a potential adjudicator. Way to go.

Dec 20 10:24

China Premier Warns Of Economic Turmoil In 2020, Continued Deceleration Means Global Rebound Unlikely

Bloomberg has compiled a list of long-time China watchers that are warning about an extended slowdown.

George Magnus, a research associate at Oxford University's China Centre and author of "Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy:"

In the spirit of self-criticism, I'd say my best call on the economy was an early spot of the huge demographic shift that kicked off in earnest in 2012, an abiding assertion that China's elevated growth rates could not be sustained, and anticipation of a financial crisis that turned up in 2015-16. Worst call was thinking that crisis might turn into a 'Minsky Moment' for China, as per 2007-08, and failing to integrate properly the tools the state has to prevent catastrophic failure.

Dec 20 10:24

How The Deep State Sunk The Democratic Party

The House Democrats continue to party on their Titanic voyage even as there are clear signs that the impeachment iceberg will sink them:

President Trump’s job approval rating has ticked up 6 percentage points since the Democrats' impeachment inquiry began, according to a new survey.
The Gallup poll released early Wednesday found Trump’s approval rating at 45 percent, up from 39 percent when the inquiry was launched in the fall. The new findings mark the third-consecutive increase in Trump's approval rating, Gallup noted.

Dec 20 10:24

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Is Just an American Lap Dog

A spate of leaks from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international inspectorate created for the purpose of implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention, has raised serious questions about the institution’s integrity, objectivity and credibility. The leaks address issues pertaining to the OPCW investigation into allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7, 2018. These allegations, which originated from such anti-Assad organizations as the Syrian Civil Defense (the so-called White Helmets) and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), were immediately embraced as credible by the OPCW, and were used by the United States, France and the United Kingdom to justify punitive military strikes against facilities inside Syria assessed by these nations as having been involved in chemical weapons-related activities before the OPCW initiated any on-site investigation.

Dec 20 10:23

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

So you live in an oligarchy.

A word usually associated with deranged Russian oil tycoons is suddenly front and center in many American’s minds thanks to a new study by researchers at Princeton and Northwestern. The analysis of 1,779 recent policy outcomes found that “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy,” while average citizens “have little or no independent influence.”

In other words, the U.S. is an oligarchy: a system of government where a small number of elites rule. Everyone else? Not so much.

Dec 20 10:22

Trump Impeachment Trial in Doubt as a House Leader Suggests Withholding Articles

The future of the House’s impeachment case against President Trump hung in doubt on Thursday, after the third-ranking House Democrat raised the possibility that the chamber could permanently withhold the articles from the Senate if it did not get assurances of a fair trial.

The morning after the House impeached Mr. Trump nearly along party lines, Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, said he was willing to wait “as long as it takes” to transmit the two impeachment articles approved Wednesday night. The House charged Mr. Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to his campaign to pressure Ukraine to smear Democratic rivals.

Dec 20 10:21

Barr Says Comey Lying Over Attempt To Distance Himself From FBI Quagmire

James Comey's claim that the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation was run "seven layers" below him is a total lie according to Attorney General William Barr, who said that the FBI's probe was actually handled by a "very small group of very high level officials."

Dec 20 10:21

The International Zionist Conspiracy

A recent article by Philip Weiss on the Mondoweiss website lays out an argument that most liberal Jews, like Weiss, are hesitant to support, namely that Jewish power, and more to the point its money, as exercised through the so-called Israel Lobby in the United States and elsewhere, has been the principal enabling force behind the international pariah that the state of Israel has become.

Dec 20 10:21

"Pig Ebola" Is Now Running Wild In Indonesia, And Has Already Killed A Quarter Of The World's Swine

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

The global pig population is being absolutely decimated by a disease that does not have a cure. African Swine Fever, also commonly referred to as “Pig Ebola”, is raging out of control in dozens of countries all over the globe. It has a mortality rate of close to 100 percent, and once it hits an area even the pigs that are able to survive the disease are killed off in order to prevent it from spreading elsewhere. Unfortunately, African Swine Fever just continues to pop up in more locations. As you will see below, it is now sweeping through the heavily-populated nation of Indonesia.

Nearly 270 million people live in Indonesia, and they are heavily dependent on pork as a source of protein. But of course the same thing could be said about almost all of the countries where African Swine Fever is currently raging.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have heard not a word on this from our corporate media at all; but looking at the numbers, this is a huge problem, and very much apt to get worse.

Dec 20 10:20

US Will `Curb Malign Iranian Behavior' if It Doesn't Stop

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States renewed its offer to engage in talks with Iran on Thursday but warned it will do everything in its power “to curb malign Iranian behavior” if Tehran continues to destabilize the Middle East.

Dec 20 10:19

Her Name Is Tessa Majors: White 18-Year-Old Female College Student Murdered in "Robbery Gone Wrong" in New York City By 3 Black Teenagers

What are the elites in New York City trying to cover up? They’ve already dubbed it a “robbery gone wrong.”

We know the three teens involved in the murder of Tessa Majors (a white female attending Barnard College) were black. Why? Because the corporate media in the world’s most important city have done everything possible to keep this story quiet and from truly exploding into an orgy of racial sensationalism.

“Thou shall not promote black-on-white murders” is one of the main commandments the Society of Professional Journalists dictates as gospel.

Dec 20 10:17

"Their Obsession With Weapons Is Crazy" - Gorbachev Warns US Is Bent On "Absolute Military Supremacy"

Authored by David Brennan via Newsweek.com,

Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has urged President Donald Trump's administration to re-engage with Russia on landmark arms control treaties, warning that the collapse of Cold War-era nuclear weapon limits threatens global catastrophe.

Russia has also since suspended participation in the INF Treaty, prompting concerns of a new arms race. The infographic below, provided by Statista, shows the estimated global nuclear weapons arsenals as of December 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gorbachev is entirely correct in his assessment here; but I think the real reason President Trump wanted out of this most recent walkaway, was understanding just how far ahead Russia and China are ahead of us, in terms of advanced weaponry.

Dec 20 10:12

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Faster Than Ever, Leaving Scientists Baffled

Earth’s magnetic north pole is moving at unprecedented speeds and scientists are still unsure of why this is the case.

What makes these recent changes so interesting is the sheer speed at which they are occurring.

Some fear that the rapid movement of the magnetic north pole could cause problems for Global Positioning Systems (GPS), military operations, airliners, and other navigation systems that rely on pinpointing where precisely the pole is located.

Migratory animals such as birds, butterflies, and whales also use the magnetic field for directions.

The latest report from NOAA, the “World Magnetic Model” for 2020, shows the pole rapidly speeding in the direction of Siberia. However, the trajectory of the pole will likely change.

Dec 20 10:10

"You Should Not Get Closer To Our Borders" - Russia Deploys Hypersonic Missile Fighters To Arctic

Russia has deployed hypersonic missile fighters along the Arctic and Pacific coasts to protect its maritime borders, reported Izvestia.

Mikoyan MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jets have been outfitted with the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ("Dagger"), a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, and deployed to the Kola Peninsula and Kamchatka regions of the country, a powerful move that will send shockwaves through Washington as Russia is now prepared to take control of the Arctic.

The air-launched hypersonic missile is one of the most advanced weapons in the world, even sophisticated air defense systems have difficulty defending against its Mach 10 to Mach 12 speed.

With the deployment of the hypersonic missile fighters, one fleet in the Arctic and another in the Pacific, Russia will be able to deploy a rapid response countermeasure or even defensive maneuver across the Arctic and the North Pacific.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that, until the US has weaponry which can exceed what this fighter can do, that this country's leadership NOT try something stupid with either Russia, or nations it has (Syria) or may (Iran) well defend in the near term.

Dec 20 10:07

'It feels like a corner has been turned': Tax expert sacked over transgender tweet hails 'astonishing' support from JK Rowling as more celebrities including Sharon Davies and Duncan Bannatyne back her

The tax expert sacked after tweeting 'men cannot become women' has thanked JK Rowling and others who have backed her, including Sharon Davies and Duncan Bannatyne.

The Central London Employment Tribunal upheld the dismissal of Maya Forstater, 45, after she shared her views on reforms to Gender Recognition Certificates, with Judge James Tayler describing her beliefs as 'not worthy of respect in a democratic society'.

Harry Potter author Mrs Rowling, 54, voiced her support for Miss Forstater, amplifying the already significant debate around the validity of her views and her dismissal from the Centre for Global Development think tank.

Miss Forstater today posted an update on her Crowd Justice page, which has £93,000 pledged to it, up from £83,000 yesterday, saying the '50,000' who tweeted in support of her had highlighted how important this issue is.

Dec 20 10:05

Belgium’s army is forced to use drivers no taller than 5ft 7in for its armoured vehicles after refit reduced the size of the interior (and the typical Belgian is 5ft 10in!)

An expensive upgrade to a fleet of armoured vehicles in Belgium will disqualify most soldiers from using it because the modifications have drastically reduced the size of the interior.

With some of the tallest people in the world, an average Belgian man measures 5ft 10in but the internal cabin will hold no one above 5ft 7in.

In a drive to improve safety of their fleet of 44 Pandur armoured cars, the Belgian military spent £26 million but made them too small.

Dec 20 10:03

Pardon Assange and Snowden

The Washington Post has just released a trove of previously secret records documenting that the U.S. war in Afghanistan has been based on a multitude of lies and deception. It is beyond dispute that the Pentagon and other elements of America’s deep state were determined to keep those records secret from the American people.That’s because it took three years and two federal lawsuits to force deep-state officials to finally release the records.

No one is accusing the Post of publishing lies. It is undisputed that what the Post has published is the truth.

Why then did the deep state oppose release of the records? Why was the deep state so insistent that they be kept secret?

The answer is: Because the deep state knew that the records recounted the truth, and the last thing the deep state wanted was for the American people to know the truth about its war in Afghanistan — that “Operation Enduring Freedom” was built on lies, just like the Vietnam War was.

Dec 20 10:02

The FBI's Systematic Dishonesty

Former FBI Director James Comey initially portrayed last week's damning report on the bureau's investigation of alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia as a vindication. This week Comey admitted that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz discovered "real sloppiness," which is "concerning."

That characterization does not begin to cover the problems described by Horowitz, which yesterday prompted a highly unusual public rebuke from the court that reviews secret warrant applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The FISA court called the FBI's conduct "antithetical to the heightened duty of candor" that applies in such cases.

Dec 20 10:02

British Academic Wants To Ban The Insults "Nerd" And "Geek" As Hate Crimes .........no, this is not The Onion or Babylon Bee!

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

An academic in the UK says that the insults “geek” and “nerd” should be criminalized as hate crimes because they cause distress to people with high IQs.

Psychology lecturer and psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck says that “anti-IQ” insults are hate crime’s last “taboo” and that they should be legally treated the same way as homophobic and racist slurs.

During her research, Falck says that people being called “nerd” or “egghead” or “brainiac” contributed to them “being set apart as being different to others and feeling like they’re a misfit and they don’t belong.”

So in other words, these individuals developed high IQs partly as a result of being taunted as “nerds,” suggesting the insults actually helped them in life.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From....the UK department of "You cannot make this stuff up!!"

Dec 20 10:01

Surveillance video of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide attempt found, prosecutor says

Surveillance footage of Jeffrey Epstein's first apparent suicide attempt in July — which happened when he was sharing a cell with a former police officer facing charges for quadruple homicide — has been found, according to officials.

Federal prosecutors initially believed the video either was missing or was never preserved. The government confirmed with staff at the Metropolitan Correctional Center that it was in process of obtaining a copy, according to a Thursday letter to a federal judge from Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Dec 20 10:00

Palestinians can claim restitution for 'occupation,' 160 UN nations say

Palestinians have a right to claim restitution for their loss of natural resources due to the Israeli occupation, the United Nations General Assembly said on Wednesday.

It approved by 160-6, with 15 abstentions an annual resolution called “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.”

Dec 20 10:00

SYRIAN ARMY LAUNCHED LARGE-SCALE ADVANCE IN IDLIB, SU-57 JETS DEPLOYED, WAR REPORT

Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets have successfully passed a second stage of testing in Syria, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov revealed. During the second stage of testing in Syria, the Su-57s completed all the planned tasks. No further details were provided. In February 2018, two Su-57 fighter jets were temporarily deployed in Syria, where they passed combat tests. The second stage of the testing likely took place in 2019.

Meanwhile, the Russian Navy and the Syrian Armed Forces have held joint naval and coastal defense drills in the eastern Mediterranean. The drills involved the Russian Naval group deployed in the region, aircraft from the Hmeimim airbase and forces of the Syrian Navy and Coast Guard. The sides practiced fighting unmanned aerial vehicles, illegal armed groups, as well as working on localization and elimination of consequences of attacks on the port of Tartus.

Dec 20 09:59

Decade in tech: The greatest innovations and the biggest flops

In the latest episode of Jason Squared, ZDNet's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow talk about what they believe are the greatest innovations and biggest flops of the past decade.

You can watch them talk above, or read through the video's transcript below.

Dec 20 09:58

Is Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats?

“We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted).”

Thus did the member from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, declare last January to be the goal of the 2019 House Democratic Caucus.

Wednesday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered the goods.

The House impeached President Donald Trump on a straight party-line vote. Not one Republican signed on to the most partisan impeachment in U.S. history.

Yet, as we head for trial in the Senate, Democrats seem to be having nervous second thoughts over what they have done.

Dec 20 09:57

House-Senate Impeachment Impasse Would Mean Trump Wasn't Impeached At All: Harvard Law Prof

While Nancy Pelosi threatens to withhold articles of impeachment passed Wednesday night by the House, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman says that President Trump isn't technically impeached until the House actually transmits the articles to the Senate.

Feldman, who testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment proceedings earlier this month, argues in a Bloomberg Op-Ed that the framers' definition of impeachment "assumed that impeachment was a process, not just a House vote," and that "Strictly speaking, "impeachment" occurred – and occurs -- when the articles of impeachment are presented to the Senate for trial. And at that point, the Senate is obliged by the Constitution to hold a trial."

If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn’t actually impeached the president. If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say that he wasn’t truly impeached at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that this would be the very first time that this has happened in American history.

But the incredible damage to the political process done by Pelosi, et all, will be with us for quite some time to come, and that will not be expunged quickly.

Dec 20 09:57

Sneer Campaign: 'Richard Jewell'

There's no post-credits scene at the end of director Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, a good-acting, bad-faith dramatization of the plight of a wrongfully accused security guard at the 1996 Olympic Games.

But if you stay put through all of them, patiently sheltering in place until minute 132, you'll strain your eyes to read this advisory: "The film is based on actual historical events. Dialogue and certain events and characters contained in the film were created for the purposes of dramatization." Jewell, a 33-year-old who'd been dismissed from jobs as a campus police officer and sheriff's deputy, discovered a bomb in Atlanta's Centennial Park. He was helping to evacuate the area when the device exploded, only to find himself publicly identified as the prime suspect. (Jewell was ultimately cleared of wrongdoing, after being put through the wringer of public scrutiny.)

Dec 20 09:53

Kalanick Set To Liquidate Entire Uber Stake After $2.5 Billion Dump

Uber's former chief executive Travis Kalanick has dumped 90% of his stock since the ride-hailing app's initial public offering in May. Most of the unloading came in the last two months, where Kalanick dumped $2.5 billion worth. The Financial Times says the "scale and pace of his share sales" has suggested that Kalanick is on track to liquidate his entire position in the coming weeks.

Kalanick has used the proceeds to fund a new project called CloudKitchens, a real estate development firm that leases space to restaurants serving food delivery apps. SEC filings show Kalanick sold $383m worth of Uber stock this week. His remaining position is now worth $250 million, expected to be dumped by as early as next week.

Since peaking in June, Uber shares have lost nearly 43% of its value, likely following Kalanick's lead as confidence in the company to make money is dim.

Dec 20 09:52

York students demand ban on violent JDL

Following last month’s attacks against anti-racist activists at Canada’s York University, students are demanding that two extremist groups be banned from campus: the Jewish Defense League of Canada, and Herut, a Canadian affiliate of a far-right Israeli party.

This comes after the Toronto university bowed to pressure from right-wing politicians and Israel lobby groups and suspended the privileges of both Herut and campus group Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA).

SAIA members were attacked as they protested a 20 November event which brought Israeli soldiers to their campus. They were then smeared as anti-Semites by Herut and JDL Canada.

Instead of taking action against the anti-Palestinian groups and protecting its students against such attacks, York’s administration proposed a mediation process between Herut and SAIA.

Dec 20 09:52

Retailpocalypse - A Record 9,300 Stores Closed Across US In 2019

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times,

A report found that more than 9,300 stores have closed or are closing across the United States in 2019, including locations operated by Payless, Gymboree, Fred’s, Walgreens, Family Dollar, and many more.

According to a report (pdf) by Coresight Research, which released its year-end report on the closing stores, 5,844 stores closed in 2018. In 2019, 9,302 stores were reported to have been shut down or were going to be shut down, which is a 59 percent increase over 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that frequently, numbers like these, from heavily discounted retailers, are blamed on on-line shopping, but that is not the only cause for these closures; people just don't have any additional income to spend, period, end of discussion.

Dec 20 09:50

NASA Says Boeing Starliner Will Not Be Able To Reach Space Station

On Friday morning, Boeing's Starliner spaceship was launched via an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The Starliner spaceship is designed to shuttle astronauts back and forth from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS). The test flight has no one on board and is being used to check out the flight systems.

Dec 20 09:49

Only The Damage To America Is Real

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

Lots of news outlets labeled yesterday’s House vote to impeach President Trump “historic”. It was. But what was historic about it was not that Donald Trump became the third president to be impeached. What was historic was the way it was done. That was a first.

Because it was not the House that impeached President Donald Trump, it was the Democratic Party. Which just happened to have the majority in the House. They appear to think that this is all that’s needed, which is a big mistake and an even bigger gamble. A gamble on the value and future of the US Constitution and the entire political system.

Dec 20 09:46

US Steel Shares Plunge, Dividend Slashed, Buybacks Halted, 1,500 Workers Cut Amid Deepening Manufacturing Recession 

President Trump told a crowd of steelworkers in Illinois in July 2018 that "After years of shutdowns and cutbacks today the blast furnace here in Granite City is blazing bright, workers are back on the job and we are once again pouring new American steel into the spine of our country."

While US Steel's Granite City might be operational for the time being, the steel producer has just announced it will shut down a "significant portion" of its Great Lakes Works facility, slash its dividend, terminate 80% of its share buyback program, and layoff 1,500 workers.

Great Lakes Works is expected to halt operations by April 2020. The mill rolls slabs into sheets of steel and has been battered by the manufacturing recession and trade war. The facility laid off 200 workers earlier this year, with another 1,500 in the near term, reported 247 Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the lousy, butt-ugly reality of this situation is, these people have no where else to go to look for decently paying jobs, if there are any left.

And Mr. President, please; do not continue to tell the American people that the economy is doing well, when it is only doing well for people like yourself, who are flush with money and holdings, for whom the economy is doing well.

Dec 20 09:27

Is It Time to “Duck and Cover” in the Eastern Med?

How badly does Washington want NATO to survive? Bad enough to betray the Greeks again and to reignite the Cyprus killing fields, that’s how bad. News the US Congress is expected to approve a bill lifting an arms embargo on Cyprus, which has been in place since 1987, can mean only one thing.

According to the news from Washington, the embargo on arms sales will be lifted once Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020. Once President Trump signs the bill, US exports to the Republic of Cyprus of “defense-related” materials will add guns to what has always been a volatile situation. Recent Turkey-Greece friction already signaled a rekindling of old war fires, and now the US comes out and flatly admits that the Republic of Cyprus needs to be part of the “Partnership for Peace” NATO program.

Dec 20 09:25

Commentaries on Trump’s Impeachment

A pox on the establishment fourth estate. Its propaganda machine never rests.

It resembles what Orwell’s 1984 novel called the Ministry of Truth — in charge of controlling the message, eliminating conflicting views.

On issues mattering most, establishment media report the official narrative, truth and full disclosure absent.

Dec 20 09:21

The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 “Protest Movement”?

Almost nine years since the beginning of the war on Syria in March 2011, so-called “progressives” have supported the so-called “opposition”, which is largely made up of Al Qaeda affiliated mercenaries. A US-NATO led war of aggression is portrayed as a “civil war”.

President Bashar Al Assad is casually described as a dictator who is killing his own people. The millions of deaths resulting from US-NATO led wars are not an object of concern.

The anti-war movement died in the wake of the Iraq war (April 2003). Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and counterterrorism prevail.

The war on Syria started more than nine years ago in Daraa on the 17th of March 2011.

The following article first published in May 2011 examines the inception of the jihadist terrorist insurgency.

It recounts the events of March 17-18, 2011 in Daraa, a small border town with Jordan.

Dec 20 09:08

YouTube Deletes Viral Yuri Bezmenov Lecture On Communist Subversion For 'Hate Speech'

Google-owned YouTube has deleted Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov's viral lecture on the process of subversion for "hate speech."

Dec 20 09:07

Alan Dershowitz Suggests Allegations Of A Jeffrey Epstein-Mossad Connection Are 'Paranoid Drivel'

Jeffrey Epstein's defense attorney, Alan Dershowitz, was asked on Monday about Epstein's connections to Israeli intelligence by a caller on C-SPAN.

Dec 20 09:06

Amy Klobuchar: 'We Are Not Gonna Be Able to Succeed in The World If We Do Not Invite Everyone to Be Part of Our Economy'

White Americans should embrace becoming a minority because our economy cannot succeed without unlimited immigration, so says Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar.

Dec 20 08:56

The trans ideology is a threat to womanhood

Heck! The Feminist Idiotology is a threat to women too.

On Saturday 2 November, a few dozen protesters gathered outside the Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver chanting, ‘No TERFS, No KKK, No fascists’. One young white woman held a sign saying, ‘White feminism ain’t shit’. The equally as white woman next to her carried a guillotine made out of cardboard, with the words, ‘Step right up, TERFs’, written on it. The brave young soul wore a ski mask to protect her from accountability. Those under threat, of course, do not share the same privilege.

Dec 20 08:52

Elderly In Japan Are Wearing Exoskeletons To Continue Working Into Old Age

I need me one of these,especially for my knees.

(TMU) — While powered exoskeletons may seem like something out of the movies—think Alien, Avatar, Elysium, and how could we forget Iron Man—the concept has increasingly found favor in various applications, ranging from the battlefield to the assembly line and even to restore function to paralyzed people’s body.

But now, elderly citizens in Japan are preparing to potentially step into powered exoskeletons so that they can continue laboring into their old age and stall retirement for as long as possible, New Scientist reports.

Dec 20 08:48

Democrats chant ‘No one is above the law!’ after giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens

Thousands in New York and New Jersey marched in a “No One Is Above the Law” march as a show of condemnation for President Trump hours after the two states granted drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.

“The law is the law and everyone needs to follow it!” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said while marching in the important event. “That is of course, if it’s a law that we agree with and you’re from the United States. People who aren’t from here are above laws that we don’t like.”

Dec 20 08:46

Dems shocked to find their lives still suck after Trump impeachment

Many Democrats are flying high today after the culmination of more than three years’ of partisan work and straw-grasping ended in the House of Representatives voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

But some are coming back down to earth as they realize that the impeachment doesn’t mean that Trump has been removed from office, that it will likely get canceled when it goes for a vote in the Senate, and they’re still hopeless losers.

Dec 20 08:44

The Coup Becomes a Civil War – Trump Impeached

The Democrats declared war yesterday. Not on Donald Trump but on the United States and the Constitution.

What started as a coup to overturn the 2016 election has now morphed into a Civil War as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces) presided over the passage of a bill which creates a clear Constitutional Crisis.

And that means we have multiple factions vying for control of our government, the definition of a Civil War.

In passing these articles of impeachment against President Trump Congress has arrogated to itself powers it does not have.

Dec 20 08:41

The Worst Global Depression Is Nigh

Dec 20 08:40

Russia has become world's NUMBER 1 exporter of wheat & other agriculture – Putin

Russia’s agriculture sector is booming and the country has surpassed the US and Canada to become the world's top wheat exporter, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during his annual year-end press conference.

Dec 20 08:32

Trump’s Abominable, Reprehensible And Downright Tyrannical Executive Order

I’ll make this column short and to the point.

Trump's executive order—deceptively called “An Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism”—issued this past week, will empower the federal Department of Education to withhold funding to college campuses that do not squash anti-Israel rhetoric. In other words, it is now official government policy to deny college students and faculty members their Natural and constitutional right to criticize—especially and primarily if they criticize any and all things Israel. This will also doubtless include speech that supports Palestinian rights.

Trump also declared that the religion of Judaism is a nationality or ethnicity and is beyond criticism. Can you imagine the outcry if he had declared Christianity to be a nationality?

Dec 20 08:30

High-Level Police Commander and Wife Indicted on 150 Counts for Child Sex Ring, Sex With Animals

Livingston, LA — A high level Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy — who commanded the SWAT team — and his wife have been indicted this week on more than 150 felonies for unspeakable crimes against children. Dennis Perkins, 44, and and his wife Cynthia Perkins, 34, are accused of multiple counts of child rape and the production of child pornography, among other disturbing charges.

In October, the couple was arrested after a months-long criminal probe headed up by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Then on Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Dennis Perkins on 78 felonies and his wife, Cynthia Perkins, on 72 felonies.

Dec 20 08:27

High Noon For Trump: The Impeachment Charade

The Trump deception has been one of the Jews’ most brilliant accomplishments. And it seems they’ve induced across the land a debilitating cognitive dissonance. “How can Trump possibly be a bad guy,” many across America are now asking, “if the likes of Nancy Pelosi can’t stand him?”

ARCH STANTON : Trump has just given Israel the international green light to do whatever it deems necessary to protect its interests in the Near East — and the Near East its getting nearer all the time. He has armed the Jewish House of Saud with nukes and other high tech weapons. Those nukes, combined with Israel’s nukes, make the Jews not only a monstrous regional threat, but a global menace as well.

Dec 20 08:22

Trump Impeachment… Slapstick Diversion From Reality

Fittingly for the jolly season, the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Trump was more pantomime than serious politics.

“Oh yes, he is!.. Oh no, he isn’t!..” and so it went on for nearly 10 hours of to-and-fro between Democrats and Republicans. Eventually, the finale came when black-clad Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hammered the gavel, announcing President had been impeached – only the third-ever in two-and-half centuries of 45 presidents.

What was truly sad, however, is how the impeachment fiasco dominated other news, thereby drawing the curtain on several far more significant events.

Dec 20 08:19

The Afghanistan Fiasco and the Decline and Fall of the American Military

A devastating investigative report was published in the Washington Post on December 9th. Dubbed the “Afghanistan Papers” in a nod to the Vietnam War’s famous “Pentagon Papers,” the report relied on thousands of documents to similarly expose how the US government at the presidential level across three administrations, acting in collaboration with the military brass and civilian bureaucracy, deliberately and systematically lied repeatedly to the public and media about the situation in Afghanistan.

The story should have been featured all across the US as Afghanistan continues to kill Americans and much larger numbers of Afghans while also draining billions of dollars from the United States Treasury, but the mainstream media was largely unresponsive, preferring to cover the impeachment saga.

Dec 20 07:55

Shock Video as Russians Enter Syria’s Raqqa, a ‘2nd Dresden’ After US Saturation Bombing

More US War Crimes.

The CIA and Mossad created and funded ISIS, which they used to invade Syria, and then, when the jig was up and they had to pretend to be on the right side, they bombed a few Syrian cities back into the stone age, not to destroy ISIS, which fled well in advance with ample warning from their friends, but to make sure the Syrians had nothing left. The infrastructure of Raqqa is non existent, they’d be better off if it was just sand. That’s how Israel plays the game. Time for the Western voters to wake up and realize who has them by the tail.

Dec 20 07:52

Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Synagogues?

Another Chabad link to these mass shootings.

Almog Peretz, left, wounded during a shooting at a suburban San Diego synagogue in April is suing Chabad of Poway. Peretz says that the synagogue did not have proper security despite a rise in anti-Semitic attacks nationally and that it did not use a $150,000 grant to upgrade security.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA