Mar 17 21:48

Republicans Want to Cut Food Stamp Rolls by 20 percent say House Democrats

House Democrats, still reeling from a historic tax win on the right, say Republicans are working to cut the social safety net by kicking 8 million, about 20 percent of all participants, off of the food stamps program.

Mar 17 21:46

Google spent about $270K to close pay gaps across race and gender

Google says there are currently no 'statistically significant' pay gaps at
Google says there are currently no 'statistically significant' pay gaps at the company across race and gender. This is based on the company's most recent pay analysis, where it looked at unexplained pay discrepancies based on gender and race and then made adjustments where necessary, Google wrote in a blog post today.

Mar 17 18:54

Chemical weapons expert says nerve agent used to poison Russian spy could not have been smuggled in his daughter's bag as it would have ‘killed hundreds on the plane’

The poisoning happened a few miles from the government's research laboratory at Porton Down, he said.

'Seventeen years ago in the same small town of Salisbury, where Skripal was poisoned, under mysterious circumstances, another Russian defector, biologist Vladimir Pasechnik was killed,' he said.

'The deaths of local, British scientists are taking place there with a frightening frequency.'

He did not give examples but tarred Skripal with smuggling chemical weapons.

'Perhaps he needed money, and given his past in the secret services, he somehow participated in the smuggling of chemical weapons?

'This version cannot be excluded. At the very least, it explains why traces of the warfare agent were found not only in the restaurant, but also at Skripal's house, on his things.'

Mar 17 14:02


Interesting hit this morning from Roger Stone...


Mar 17 13:01

REPORTER | ‘The totality of what Andrew McCabe has done hasn’t been disclosed to the public’…

Reporter Adam Housley drops an intriguing hint of what is still to come out on McCabe.


Mar 17 11:33

5-Year-Old Cries as He Watches His Mom Walk Down The Aisle

It was a an unforgettable moment.

A 5-year-old boy was overcome with emotion as he watched his mother walk down the aisle at her Ohio wedding.
Tearra Suber said she didn’t notice her then 5-year-old son, Bryson, was so emotional until she got closer to the altar at her 2016 wedding.

Mar 17 11:32

Linda Perry talks lack of respect, representation for female producers: 'If I were Rick Rubin, they wouldn't have done that'

Linda Perry performs at the Townsend on March 13 in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
Linda Perry started off as a ’90s rock trailblazer with 4 Non Blondes, then established herself as one of the most successful producers and songwriters in the business as she worked with fellow strong women like P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Adele, and Courtney Love. But Perry is an anomaly in the business: A famous study from 2010 claimed women accounted for less

Mar 17 11:31

'Exhausted' Toys 'R' Us suppliers weigh options as huge retailer shuts

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Toys 'R' Us secured a $3.1 billion bankruptcy loan in September, toy makers were reassured they would be paid for goods delivered to the company as it tried to emerge from Chapter 11.

Mar 17 11:11

Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected

Russian media reported on Friday that its military snuck nuclear attack submarines near US military bases and left undetected just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin hyped up his country's nuclear capabilities.

Mar 17 11:10

Xi Jinping reappointed as China's president with no term limits

China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

Mar 17 11:10

Trump White House associate George Nader was convicted of child porn charges in Virgina: "And in 2003 he was convicted on 10 counts of sexually abusing underage boys in the Czech Republic, the AP reported"

The Lebanese-American businessman who features prominently in special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry was once sentenced to six months on child pornography charges in Virginia, Newsweek has learned.

Mar 17 11:00

A student was suspended after staying in class during walking out. Here’s what actually happened.

Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio, was in fact suspended. But not because he chose not to join his classmates and the hundreds of thousands of students across the country who walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence in the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. It was because he didn’t go to a designated area of the school where the non-protesters were supposed to be, and instead stayed by himself in a classroom.

Mar 17 11:00

Alaska Airlines pilot accuses co-pilot of rape in lawsuit, calls it a 'not-dealt-with issue in our industry'

An Alaska Airlines pilot who is suing her employer, claiming that she was drugged and raped by her co-pilot during a layover, said she believes that what happened to her is an industry-wide issue that is often "swept under the rug."

Mar 17 10:59

US Army veteran is fighting deportation after getting denied citizenship

A U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan is in danger of being deported following a years-old drug conviction that sparked ICE's taking him into custody.
Miguel Perez Jr., a native of Mexico, came to the United States legally when he was 8 and grew up in Chicago as a legal permanent resident. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan prior to being discharged from the Army in 2010 with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago.

Mar 17 10:55

UK, Slovakia, Sweden, Czech Republic among most probable sources of ‘Novichok’ – Moscow

“The most likely source of origin of the toxin are the countries which have been carrying out intense research on the substances from the ‘Novichok’ program, approximately since the end of the 1990s until the present time, and this project is not the creation of Russia or the Soviet Union,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday. She listed the UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Sweden among the countries involved.

The US should also “be put under question,” Zakharova said in an interview with the state broadcaster VGTRK.

“How did they come to the conclusion about a Russian ‘footprint’ if they didn’t give us those samples? Logically they shouldn’t have this substance. Which samples have they compared with to draw such a conclusion?” she went on. “Questions arise: then, they should have samples, which they conceal, or it is a lie from start to finish.”

Mar 17 10:52

Chicago GOP to File Lawsuit Against Chicago Public Schools: Student Walkout ‘Political Indoctrination, Pure and Simple’

The Chicago Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over its decision to organize students to participate in Wednesday’s student walkouts that promoted gun control.

“It’s appalling that 10 to 14-year-old kids would be coerced, by their teachers, to participate in a political demonstration,” said Chris Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago GOP, in a statement. “A 10-year-old kid isn’t going to have an informed opinion on these political matters, and shouldn’t be expected to have the fortitude to hold a different opinion from everyone else in his or her classroom. This is political indoctrination, pure and simple.”

“It’s a violation of CPS policy, of state law, and of the First Amendment for a government-run school to organize a political demonstration and pressure students to participate in it,” he added.

Mar 17 10:49

Syrian War For Dummies - Three Versions

As the Ghouta campaign continues to unfold, we should expect that both politicians and mainstream media will give us - in the words of philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr - "necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications" intended to shape our perceptions of events.

This worldview is what BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis accurately characterized as a 'goodies and baddies' dualistic vision of global events which keeps the Western public under the illusion that its own political leaders are perpetually driven by concern over human rights, defending the weak and oppressed, and spreading democracy over and against the unenlightened megalomaniac dictators of the world who are simply bent on brutalizing their own people.

Mar 17 10:44


I’m happy to report some good news coming out of New Orleans thanks to the excellent investigative reporting of Ali Winston with The Verge.

As I reported two weeks ago, Winston helped to uncover a secret predictive policing program that had been ongoing for 6 years by the New Orleans PD in cooperation with CIA-connected Palantir Technologies. The program had been designed to operate behind the cover of a philanthropic partnership orchestrated by political operative James Carville so as to avoid having to disclose the details to citizens and even to their elected representatives in the city council. Now it appears that the intrepid reporting of Ali Winston has led to the abrupt cancelling of the program just a short time after the initial article was published.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is investigative reporting, done right; bravo, Mr. Wilson, bravo!!

Mar 17 10:42

Ohio student suspended for staying in class during National Walkout Day

Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, said he didn’t want to take sides in the gun-control debate consuming the country. If he went outside for the walkout, he said, he would be supporting gun control. If he stayed in the common area of the school, he said, he would be seen as supporting gun violence and disrespecting the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla. High school shooting the month before.

Mar 17 10:41

Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing

Former CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at
Former CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at President Donald Trump on Saturday morning.
In a blistering tweet, Brennan blasted Trump for celebrating the dismissal of former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Mar 17 10:41

China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.

People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday.

Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions, said the statements which were dated March 2.

It added that the rules would come into effect on May 1.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for such rules starting to take effect here in the US, in the not too distant future.

But hey, there's always an upside, right?!?

Look for car ownership in China to begin to spiral like crazy, if public transport is out of the question, because of some real - or imagined- slight against its Central Government.

Mar 17 10:40

Malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia flings off tourists in horrifying viral video

A ski lift at a resort in Georgia malfunctioned this week, creating a
A ski lift at a resort in Georgia malfunctioned this week, creating a horrifying scene and injuring at least ten skiers.

Mar 17 10:37

Miami bridge: Meeting over crack held hours before collapse

Florida officials were told "there were no safety concerns" about a crack in a Miami university bridge, hours before it collapsed killing six people.

Florida International University said a meeting on Thursday morning involved the engineering and construction companies, as well as Florida's transport department.

An engineer told officials it "did not compromise the structural integrity".

The bridge fell on eight vehicles about three hours later.

In a statement, the university said the "engineer of record" from the contractor FIGG gave a technical presentation regarding the crack, in a meeting which lasted about two hours.

It comes after it emerged that Denney Pate, the lead bridge engineer, had warned of a crack in the structure two days earlier in a voicemail left with the state's department of transport.

Mar 17 10:37


Two of the largest parts of a journalist's job are waiting and making phone calls. When you're waiting, it's likely for someone to return a call. When you're making a phone call, it's likely to set up an interview, or interview someone over the phone, Skype or whatever.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

She lied; the reporter was going to call her out on that lie, and HE is the person arrested here?!?

I used to believe that Canada was a very cool place; Mike and I visited a number of times when we lived in Washington state.

But its rising level of political correctness, coupled with a massive assault on journalists, now makes it a place I would never want to visit again.

Mar 17 10:31


As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, a jaw-dropping independent investigation has revealed that hundreds of children, some as young as 11-years-old, are estimated to have been drugged, beaten, and raped over the last several decades in a single town. According to the investigation, the abuse was allowed and is continued to be allowed because authorities look the other way. Now, TFTP has confirmed that this is indeed the case.

The investigation claims that allegations dating back to the 1980s were mishandled by authorities, who repeatedly failed to punish a network of abusers, according to the Telegraph.

According to a new report, it appears police were told from within their own department—via an internal memo—claiming that “in most cases the sex is consensual.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only the monied, in any country, who can carry on with these kinds of bestial abuses of children with impunity, and suffer no consequences for their behaviour.

If you have young children, and are thinking about going on holiday in the UK, you really should think again.

Mar 17 10:30

U.S. national debt exceeds $21 trillion for first time

About a year ago, President Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt "over a period of eight years." But for the first time in history, the national debt surpassed $21 trillion this week, according to the U.S. Treasury.

Mar 17 10:29

Facebook suspends Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, citing policy violations.

Mar 17 10:26


A group of US lawmakers led by Senator Bob Menendez told the State Department in a letter that any sale of Russian S-400 air defense system should lead to new punitive measures as stipulated in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

“We are writing today to specifically inquire about reported negotiations between Russia and certain countries over sales of the Russian government’s S-400 air defense system and whether these reported deals could trigger mandatory CAATSA sanctions,” the letter said on Friday. “Under any circumstance, a S-400 sale would be considered a ‘significant transaction’ and we expect that any sale would result in designations.”

The lawmakers also requested that the State Department provide detailed analysis on the current status of Russian S-400 talks with China, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and any other country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In that last statement, Senator Menendez is definitely heading into "" territory.

Does the Senator suffer from such a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), that he cannot remember that in 2014, the US sponsored the coup in Ukraine which unseated the duly elected President Yanukovich, and replaced him with Western Centric Poroshenko, a gentleman most likely with family mob connections, and assassins on speed dial?!?

President Obama admitted as much, as reported from in the following article:

Obama admits that the US brokered a deal in support of regime change in Ukraine

Now, as to preventing other nations in dialogue with Russia about the S-400 weaponry, such as China, Turky, India Saudia Arabia and Qatar; the system works far better, and is a lot cheaper than anything the US has to offer.

As described in Wikipedia:

The S-400 has been described, as of 2017, as "one of the best air-defence systems currently made."

The fact that the US's military industrial complex appears to be incapable of producing anything, to date, which can best it, is not Russia's fault.

To deny these countries access to it, is a form of international restraint of trade, and sanction Russia for selling this to them, creates insult added to injury, as though relations with Russia are not bad enough at the moment.

I would politely suggest, Senator, that what you COULD do, from an American perspective, is go on a fact-finding mission, as to why the American military complex, at this point, has nothing really to compete with the S-400, and just what they intend to do about it.

Of course, THAT... would be logical.

Mar 17 10:15

Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing

Former CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at President Donald Trump on Saturday morning.
In a blistering tweet, Brennan blasted Trump for celebrating the dismissal of former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Mar 17 10:14

Homeless family of 4 found dead in parked van in California

A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a shade to block out the light outside a Southern California strip mall, police said Friday.

Mar 17 10:09


Louisville, Kentucky – Three innocent men have been released from prison after serving a combined total of more than 50 years for crimes they did not commit, and they all have one thing in common—a homicide detective who they blame for their wrongful convictions.

Edwin Chandler spent nine years in prison after he was convicted of shooting and killing store clerk Brenda Whitfield during a robbery in 1993. However, he was exonerated in 2010 after it was determined that another man, who was already serving 20 years on an unrelated assault charge, was responsible for the robbery and the murder.

Chandler sued the city of Louisville and the police department and received $8.5 million in damages. However, the officer who he blames for forcing him to give a false confession faced no repercussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What kind of ba*tards is the State of Kentucky hiring as its police officers?!?

IF this is how Kentucky police interprets the phrase "to protect and serve", were I a resident of that state, I would be voting with my feet, and getting the hell out of there, and immediately.

Mar 17 10:06


The UN has decided it's possibly Facebook's fault things are going so badly in Myanmar. Muslims have been fleeing the country in droves thanks to Myanmar security forces engaging in widespread acts of violence (including rape) against them, urged on by hardline nationalist monks.

For all intents and purposes, Facebook is Myanmar's internet. Loosening of restrictions on social media access has resulted in a large portion of the population getting all their news (along with all the hate speech the UN is complaining about) via the social media giant. The UN is looking into genocide accusations but has decided to speak up against Facebook first.

Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, told reporters that social media had played a “determining role” in Myanmar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of wiping out logical opinions which differ from that of the "official narrative" in this country, perhaps Facebook should be focused on wiping out true hate speech against the Rohingyas on line in Myanmar.

And speculatively, was some kind of "financial arrangement"created by the government of Myanmar with Facebook to insure that the hate speech against the Rohingyas stayed up, and did not get self-censored?!?

Just curious.

Mar 17 09:57


A Democratic lawmaker on Saturday offered to hire former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe in an effort to help McCabe qualify to receive his pension after being fired from the agency two days before he qualified to receive it.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) was responding to a tweet from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who said the former FBI official might still be able to receive his pension if he’s hired by a member of Congress.

“Andrew call me. I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C.,” Pocan tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It figures; the chronically corrupt rarely eat their own.

Mar 17 09:55

Ex-FBI Asst. Director Says Upcoming Inspector General Report Is "Pure TNT"

Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker said today that a highly anticipated report from the DOJ's Inspector General Michael Horowitz will contain "some pure TNT." Horowitz has been investigating the conduct of the FBI's top brass surrounding the 2016 election for over a year. He also uncovered over 50,000 text messages between two anti-Trump / pro-Clinton FBI employees directly involved in the exoneration of Clinton and the counterintelligence operation launched against the Trump campaign.

Swecker: “The behavior if it’s manifested in the action with your thumb on the scale of a particular investigation, one way or the other, that’s borderline criminal behavior — manipulating an investigation. I think this IG report is going to be particularly impactful, more so than any of these useless congressional investigations. I think you’re going to see some pure TNT come out in this IG report.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe this when I see it.

Mar 17 09:51

Russia Claims US Deploys Warships For Imminent Attack On Syria, Trains Militants For False Flag Attack

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact what General Rudskoy is stating is true, we are seriously looking at war with Russia over Syria.

The "President Whisperers" around President Trump have gently fed him the koolaid over time, probably on an industrial-strength IV drip, that the US could actually triumph over Russia in this circumcumstance, which is not at all certain, given the Russian military's understanding of terrain, and superior weapons systems, which have been tested, successfully, in Syria.

I am completely disgusted at a US government and American Deep State, which still believes they can lie to the American public with impunity, and get away with it; NOT THIS TIME!!

Because the logical question to ask is, why would Al Assad order a chemical attack against his own people, when his, and the Russian militaries, are winning the fight against the jihadists?!?!

The logical answer is, he would not, and has not.

Mar 17 09:49

The Shocking Diplomatic Incompetence of Theresa May and Boris Johnson

Since 1977, UK diplomatic history has been, to one extent or another, a history of fantastic blunders.

Mar 17 09:03

Teen scientist wins USD 250,000 with late blight prediction model

Benjamin 'Benjy' Firester, 18, of New York City, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors in the United States.

Mar 17 09:03

Ex-CIA director slams Trump after McCabe firing: You'll be remembered as a 'disgraced demagogue'

Former CIA Director John Brennan tore into President Trump for celebrating the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying Trump will be remembered as “a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”

Mar 17 08:39

The Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Could Eliminate Hunger Among Homeless...

(*the homeless must fend for themselves , but may~bee; we could buy them some guns , you know , so they can 'chomp on a barrel' , if they get hungry enough )

Mar 17 08:18

By Trump’s Logic on Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Big Pharma Should Be First

On Thursday someone with ties to the Trump administration leaked information which indicates the president plans to execute drug dealers in an attempt to curb the national overdose death crisis. But absent from the president’s yet-unannounced policy is any accountability directed toward the billion-dollar pharmaceutical pain-killer industry >>>

Mar 17 08:04

German Teen Murdered by Asylum Seeker After She Refused to Convert to Islam

A German teenager was found dead this week and her Afghan failed asylum seeker boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of killing her; her friends claim he was angry she would not convert to Islam.
Ahmad G., 18, was arrested this week after police suspect he may have stabbed 17-year-old Mireille B. who was murdered on Monday night in the German town of Flensburg, Bildreports.

According to a friend of the victim’s family, Ahmad G. had been angry with her over her refusal to convert to Islam.

Mar 17 08:03

White Canadians Apologize for Having ‘Unfairly Benefited’ from Skin Color

School administrators in British Columbia are trying to fight racism by posting a series of white-shaming posters on school walls, in an effort to educate students on the evils of “white privilege.”
The posters, based on a similar billboard campaign mounted last summer in Saskatoon, bear messages encouraging students to “confront racism” and to not “be blind to the invisible system I am a part of.”

Mar 17 04:56

IHOP apologizes for waitress who asked group of black teens to pay upfront

Melvin Escobar, who manages the Auburn, Maine, location, said it has encountered teenagers in the past who ate without paying for their meals, The Associated Press reported. But that’s no excuse for asking anyone to pay first, Escobar told the AP, adding “this is the first time it happened, and that will be the last time." Rebelez, the IHOP president, echoed that sentiment, saying in his statement, “this isolated incident is not reflective of that ongoing commitment” to “create a warm and hospitable dining experience for all guests.”

Mar 17 04:08

Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat

According to a deep dive into Jared Kushner’s introduction into the family real estate business, former tenants who lived in the first apartments the teen Kushner purchased — with family money — recall living without heat and problems with raw sewage that no one saw fit to repair. The Boston Globe spoke with tenants who lived in apartment complexes in the city of Somerville, northwest of Boston, who remember when Kushner, then an undergraduate at Harvard began purchasing properties and converting them into condos.

Mar 16 20:44

Russian Terror Or False Flag?

Mar 16 20:36


Just hit the wires about an hour ago. Full story including statement from Jeff Sessions and an angry response from McCabe.


Mar 16 15:53

Chick Fil A Employee Breaks Out In Patriotic Song...

This is pretty cool stuff. It's not about war or imperialism, just about being FREE.


Mar 16 15:41

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database

rom the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

Mar 16 15:23

SARA CARTER | Inside Scoop On Contreras Strzok Bombshell

Sara has much more detail on this story that broke this morning...


Mar 16 15:13

Are Soros and the Deep State Updating an Old PSYOP to Depose Trump?

Revisiting the Vietnam Era: Are Soros and the Deep State Updating an Old PSYOP to Depose Trump?

Mar 16 15:02

California: Woman Fakes Car Trouble, Has Armed Kids Rob Good Samaritan Who Stopped to Help

Flavia Ambriz, 42, is accused of planning the attack, pretending she needed help, then robbing the man who came to her aid. She used two kids as her accomplices, each armed with a handgun.

Mar 16 14:58

Somali Migrants Have Taken Over Minneapolis High School

It's getting pretty violent at this Minneapolis high school, AND nearby neighborhood.


Mar 16 14:51

If You've Got a Ticket From One of These Four HPD Officers, Today's Your Lucky Day

Rudolph Farias, John Garcia, Robert Manzanales and Gregory Rosa.

If you've got an outstanding traffic citation from HPD, you'll want to check to see if any of these officers scrawled their name on your ticket. In light of an internal investigation into charges that the officers ran a ticket-rigging scam, bilking the department for thousands of dollars in overtime pay, HPD and the city attorney's office have opted to dismiss some 6,000 traffic tickets.

"In the interest of justice and in fairness, it's the right thing to do," HPD Chief Charles McClelland told reporters yesterday. "If there's any perception that these citations may be tainted or somebody questions the legitimacy or credibility of those, it is better to dismiss them."

Mar 16 14:37

Obama Exposed In Blockbuster New Report…

Obama Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From The Gun Background Database...


Mar 16 14:17

Mark Levin Goes Off On Public Schools | ‘Leftist Propaganda Mills’

Partial transcript included. This is excellent.


Mar 16 13:50

HILARIOUS Jim Acosta Accosted…

Acosta gets punked by someone he thinks is a fan...


Mar 16 13:30

Just Watch What Happens During This Speech By Jordan Peterson

This is PHENOMENAL. I'm not going to give away the surprise...


Mar 16 13:07

New Texts Reveal FBI's Peter Strzok Had Relationship With Recused Judge In Flynn Case

Judge Recused From Michael Flynn Case Is Friends With Peter Strzok

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican, posed two “fundamental” questions raised by the text messages: “Why did [DOJ] make it hard for us to figure this out? Why did Contreras ultimately recuse himself?”

Mar 16 13:07


Chuck Schumer gets called out aggressively in WH presser...


Mar 16 13:02

3D Printed House For $4,000 In Less Than 24 Hours, First In US

America has a “first” to be truly proud of. The first permitted 3D printed house in the U.S. was just completed in Texas in less than 24 hours and costs less than $4,000.

Mar 16 12:42

LOL | Pelosi Is Officially TRIGGERED By The Wall

I'm not going to spoil the punch line...


Mar 16 12:06

FULL TRANSCRIPT | Mark Levin WRECKS Adam Chicken Schiff

Full video and transcript for people who can't watch at work. Everyone should read this.


Mar 16 12:05

Drums Along The Potomac

The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually is to completely losing its shit. Friday morning’s front-page headline in The New York Times appears to have been written by Pee Wee Herman:

"Finally, Trump has something bad to say about Russia."

I can just hear Vlad Putin blowing a raspberry out of the Kremlin: “Nyah, nyah, nyah… I know you are, but what am I…?” We’re also informed today by that august journal that U.S. Accuses Russia in Cyberattacks on Power Plants. (Oh, wait a second, they changed the headline at 8:02 to Russia Wormed Its Way Into Access at Power Plants, U.S. Says.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hunger for a war against Russia is reaching a very intense place in the Bowels of Power in DC; not because it is morally right, but it might be something with which the US government wants to distract us. There is a financial collapse coming, and one might say, relatively soon.

But the US government is having one hell of a time, because this time, the American people are very skeptical, as they have every right to be, when it comes to its leadership declaring war, or just starting to attack, the allegedly bad government it doesn't like.

But the lost credibility of this government is causing its people to never believe anything it says, ever again. Credibility is delicate; and once it has been broken, and shown to be a sham, that goverment loses it forever.

Mar 16 11:53

SANCTUARY STATE RUN AMOK | California’s ILLEGAL Office Holder Was Arrested At U.S. Mexico Border

Lizbeth Mateo, the illegal alien who was appointed to state office in California on Wednesday, was arrested for trying to cross back into the United States after “self-deporting” to Mexico.


Mar 16 11:47

Neocon Specter of John Bolton Looms Over Trump White House

John Bolton as National Security Adviser, with Nikki Haley in Bolton’s old job at the U.N. and fundamentalist Christian dominionist Mike Pompeo moving from CIA director to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, means that the neocons — never happy with the prospects of a Trump administration – will, once again, be in the driver’s seat of American foreign policy after a nine-year hiatus. Bolton’s tenure at the U.N. was punctuated by his own undiplomatic outbursts, as well as those of his spokesman, Richard Grenell, Trump’s nominee to be US ambassador to Germany. Bolton strenuously pushed the neocon foreign policy line, as spelled out in the charter for the movement founded in 1997, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this happen, this will be officially horrible.

Mar 16 11:46

Parent: Students Paddled After Participating in Walkout

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Some Arkansas students have been disciplined with a paddling after taking part in Wednesday's National Walkout Day.
That's according to a Twitter post by a parent.

Mar 16 11:45

At least 4 dead in catastrophic FIU pedestrian bridge collapse; 9 rescued from rubble

A pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed Thursday, just days after crews had dropped an elevated 950-ton span in place on a signature project that was intended to give Florida International University students a safe route across the busy roadway.

Mar 16 11:44

Britain is now threatening to seize Russian oligarchs' luxury real estate after ex-spy's poisoning

As British investigators examine the theory that a deadly Soviet-developed nerve agent was put into the luggage of Yulia Skripal before she flew from Moscow to Britain on March 3 to visit her father, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, the aftermath of their March 4 poisoning is spreading throughout Russia and the West. The Skripals, father and daughter, were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, and 12 days later they are still in critical condition at a hospital. Britain blames the Kremlin for the brazen nerve agent attack.

Mar 16 11:39

Saudis in Secret Peace Talks With Yemen’s Houthis

Publicly, Saudi Arabia has shown no sign of looking for a negotiated end to the war in Yemen. Behind the scenes, however, they’ve been in secret talks with the Shi’ite Houthis for the past two months.

Three years into the Saudi invasion, signs are that there is some war weariness, and that they’ve been making secretive approaches to the Houthis, by way of neighboring Oman, for the past two months. Diplomats say the Houthis are eager for a diplomatic agreement.

One senior Houthi confirmed that the talks have been underway, with spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam repeatedly traveling to Oman for meetings with Saudi officials, and trying to carve out a “comprehensive political solution.”

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IF, in fact, these reports are true, there may be a reason for hope in Yemen.

Mar 16 11:37

BOOM | ‘Pure TNT Is Coming For Comey And McCabe’…

Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker puts Comey and McCabe on notice, based on his inside sources in the IG office...


Mar 16 11:33

Return of the Neo-Cons: Mike Pompeo and the Death of Diplomacy

Secretary Tillerson was far from an ideal choice, but his anointed successor at the State Department – Mike Pompeo – may ditch diplomacy all together and start a war!

We both attended West Point. That’s where the commonalities end. I’ve been a soldier opposed to (endless) war; he’ll be a statesman opposed to peace. That should give us cause for pause.

So who is Mike Pompeo? The short answer: a startlingly hawkish Tea Party Republican oilman with a penchant for combative rhetoric and a near hysterical hatred for Iran. But he’s smart – valedictorian of his West Point class and a graduate of Harvard – and that makes him even more dangerous. His primary qualification, though, is his loyalty and propensity for mind-melding with his boss, Donald Trump. For the last year, he often personally delivered Trump’s presidential daily briefing (PDB) at the White House each morning and they agree on just about everything; as Trump says of Pompeo: "we’re always on the same wavelength."

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Under Pompeo's watch, we may well be looking at more wars, until we wind up in a war with Russia.

I would not be surprised at seeing an attempt at the reinstitution of the draft in this country, this time, coming for our young women as well as our young men.

Mar 16 11:24

GOP Leaders Want to Delay Yemen War Powers Vote

Expectations are that the Senate War Powers vote on the Yemen War, SJ Res 54, will come up for debate and a vote next week. That may not happen if the Republican leadership gets its way, however, as many are opposed to the bill, and are trying to stall a vote.

Some leaders are arguing the issue is too “divisive,” and that the matter should be sent back to a committee for closer study. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), by contrast, endorsed the Pentagon’s argument, saying the US does so much military engagement around the world that it would be dangerous to think the War Powers Act could apply to all of it.

But of course the whole point of the War Powers Act is that it does apply to any commitment of US forces overseas. It’s just that in recent years, presidents have relied on catch-all authorizations with vague limits to join some wars, and other times simply assumed Congress wouldn’t mind, as they generally have not minded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reality of this situation is, having armed, and provided guidance and mid-air refueling to the Saudi military, the US government has colluded in Saudi war crimes in Yemen:

There is nothing "divisive" about this; it is as real a statement of fact as are all the other horrible facts about this sordid military campaign in Yemen, 3 years on, and with no resolution in sight:

Saudi coalition killed hundreds of children in Yemen, confidential UN report claims

Because Yemen cannot grow its own food, and it has to be imported, the Saudis, with US military assistance, have blockaded the ports, meaning that malnutrition is causing death, and a massive health crisis for the country.

Cholera (perhaps weaponised?!?) and diptheria now haunt Yemen:
Images: Yemen malnutrition has generated a cholera crisis

The skyrocketing increase in massive fetal abnormalites, cancers and stillbirths in Yemen indicate that the Saudis have used depleted uranium, with the predictable results on Yemen's children:

Image: Yemeni child exposed to du in the womb (image courtesy of RUPTLY

In my world, the poisoning of a child in the womb with this atrocious weapon, is criminal and inhuman beyond belief. And what gets me, is that the man who ordered this campaign, is not at all an uneducated man; Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, is very bright, university educated, has a law degree, and wound up 2nd in his class.

But could his hatred of the Iranian Shiias, who are acting as advisors to the Houthi rebels, be so great as to compel him to order the death, by direct military assaults; starvation, and disease, of non-combatants, and Yemen's children?!?

Sadly, the short answer here is "Yes"; and as a Christian pacifist activist, I will have to continue to bear witness to these atrocities on this site as long as I have breath.

When you destroy the children of a country, you destroy that country's future.

History will not be kind to this man; I understand that he is known by many honorifics in Saudi Arabia, because he is Saudi royalty.

History, however, will remember him as the Butcher of Yemen.

Senator Corker, the US government has to stop this madness; as you are perfectly aware, according to our Constitution, only Congress can declare war. It has not done so in Yemen.

I don't know what your portfolio holds in terms of weapons stocks, but I do know approximately, your net worth: Google has scrubbed the articles on this, but there are always other places to go to find such facts:

Senator Corker Undervalued his Wealth by Millions The story, from 2015, stated the following:

And Senator Schatz, whose office I called last week, to encourage you to vote for this bill, you, sir, owe me a return phone call!

Or have your alleged constituents with a point of view on this war different from that of your own, become....expendable and irrelevant in the State of Hawaii?!?

Just checking, sir.

Mar 16 11:04

California high school teacher on leave after questioning ‘double standard’ in walkouts

A high school teacher in California was placed on leave on Wednesday after she questioned what she said was a "double standard" in the nationwide school walkouts. “We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” Rocklin High School teacher Julianne Benzel told the CBS affiliate in Sacremento. Benzel said she did not discourage students from taking part in the walkout. “And so I just kind of used the example, which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time — a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area ...

Mar 16 11:01

Teacher Posts Salary on Facebook, Asks Why She's Paid so Little Even With a College Degree

Fed up with low pay and nearly meaningless salary bumps, an Arizona teacher posted her salary to Facebook alongside an exasperated message, according to multiple reports this week. Whispering Wind Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich wrote her pay was not a living wage.

Mar 16 11:00

Shepard Smith Says Fox News Opinion Personalities 'Don't Really Have Rules'

Shepard Smith derided the journalistic rigor of Fox News opinion programming in an interview with Time magazine, arguing that Fox employees “on the opinion side” can “say whatever they want” because they’re expressing their opinions and not facts.

Mar 16 10:56

BREAKING BOOM | Now We Know Why FISA Judge Rudolph Contreras Was Removed From Flynn Case…

Story just broke a few minutes ago -- Strzok And Page Conspired To Collude With Contreras… Text Messages Were DELIBERATELY Withheld From Congress…


Mar 16 10:54

Horrifying New Details About The Woman Who Was Raped In An Airplane Bathroom And Why The Man Responsible Still Hasn't Been Arrested

Aubrey Lane, a 31-year-old married mother from Colorado, said she was assaulted while on a red-eye flight from Phoenix to New York this past June. The man who sat next to her on that flight appeared to be drunk.

Mar 16 10:54

A 14-year-old girl owes $20,000 in damages after a house party - and her parents are on the hook

After using her parents’ credit card to rent a house in which to throw a wild party, a Canadian 14-year-old is in major trouble — $20,000 worth, actually. That’s the amount of damage the teens caused, and which her parents must now pay.

Mar 16 10:49

Ariz. teacher posts salary on Facebook, fueling teacher pay discussion

Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary, and her frustration, on social media.
Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year, according to the document.

Mar 16 10:49

Pennsylvania High School to Issue Over 200 Detentions to Students That Took Part in Protest

More than 200 students who walked out of Pennridge High School on Wednesday as part of a nationwide call to end gun violence will face Saturday detentions for their actions, according to Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan.

Mar 16 10:46

McMaster: US Troops Will Stay Until Syria Is Stabilized

Despite conceding that the US and others had effectively liberated “100%” of ISIS-held territory in Syria, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster dismissed the idea that US forces might withdraw from the country any time soon.

“We have more work to do,” McMaster insisted, saying the US will stay “until ISIS is fully defeated, population centers are stabilized, and refugees can safely return home.” This vision of stability also appears to depend heavily on imposing a regime change in Syria.

Underscoring the focus on regime change, McMaster demanded that “all civilized nations” come together to punish both Russia and Iran for backing the Syrian government. He warned Assad would not have impunity, and neither would Russia or Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation of McMasterese: the US is going to "neutralize" Syria before it tackles regime change in Tehran, even if that potentially means war with Russia.

Mar 16 10:44

SARA CARTER | Should Jeff Sessions Be Fired After He Cited The WRONG Law In Recusal From Russia Probe?

The bad news doesn't stop for embattled Sessions...


Mar 16 10:40

Syrian army captures key rebel stronghold in Eastern Ghouta as 12,500 civilians evacuate

The Syrian army captured the Hamouriyeh district in the capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta countryside after the withdrawal of the Failaq al-Rahman rebel group as 12,500 people evacuated that area on Thursday, a monitor group reported.

The Syrian government forces have started deploying in Hamouriyeh and set up their positions in that area amid an ongoing evacuation process of civilians from that area, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

This comes amid heavy shelling from the government side on the remaining posts of Failaq al-Rahman in the towns of Jisreen, Zamalka, Kafar Batna and Saqba, said the London-based watchdog group.

The observatory added that 12,500 civilians have left the areas of Failaq al-Rahman rebels through Hamouriyeh on Thursday, marking the largest wave of evacuation from civilians since the Russian-backed humanitarian pause for the civilian evacuation started two weeks ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Syria, with Russia's help, is winning this on the ground, and the Western/US jihadis are being expunged.

This is why you can most probably expect to see yet another chemical attack against civilians, to be blamed on the Syrians and Russia, as the US pretext for going in, full bore, and invading the country.

This means that we will most likely wind up in a shooting war with Russia in Syria, and it may well be a war that the US military cannot win; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria.

Mar 16 10:33

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database

The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at "tens of thousands," after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.

The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.

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This is one of the things about Obama, besides his faux populism, which used to drive me up the wall; he was sneakily enormously punitive to people he didn't like.

And how better to welcome an incoming president, not YOUR choice, he thought, than make sure that 50,000 or more criminal fugitives were still on the streets, and not getting arrested for their crimes?!??

This idea must have given him great pleasure.

After all, he massively increased the number of extrajudicial drone assassinations committed by US forces overseas way beyond those of his predecessor; it must have given him a real sense of power over life and death itself, even when he had to realize that the drone assassinations were creating more radicalized individuals among the survivors, leading to a nearly perpetual state of war in the Middle East and Africa, as we are seeing now.

Mar 16 10:32


A New Mexico police officer has filed a lawsuit against a woman whose 6-year-old son was killed when the officer slammed into their vehicle. The countersuit was called “offensive” by the woman’s lawyer.

Albuquerque Police Officer Jonathan McDonnell, who has been reprimanded in the past for on-duty crashes, filed a civil suit on March 2 against Antoinette Suina, whose son Joel Anthony Mumaw was killed during the 2017 crash. McDonnell claims that Suina “failed to yield to an emergency vehicle” when she turned in front of his speeding patrol vehicle.

Mar 16 10:30

Oops, ProPublica Makes HUGE Mistake…

ProPublica is apologizing for a pretty massive error...