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Jan 19 01:49

Photos of Dog Carts and Milk Women from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

You are on the outskirts of the town, you met country women on their way home to a farm several miles out. When they left home early morning those big, shiny copper cans were full of milk.
For years and years, this quaint scene of little milk carts drawn by such big dogs with shaggy hair was nearly universal. But this mode of transporting milk from the dairy farms to the city customers is passing out of fashion; the woman's daughters will hardly follow the picturesque custom.

Jan 19 01:46

Friends & Brothers Captured Together During the American Civil War

This collection of 19th-century photos were taken during the American Civil War. They are photos of unknown soldiers who had chosen to be captured together with a friend or a brother because of the very high odds they’ll never see each other again.
The striking element that gives the photos more touching and sentimental note is the display of affection between the soldiers; they can be seen holding hands, linking arms, or wrapping arms on shoulders.

Jan 19 01:41

The First Smile Ever Photographed: 'Willy' Smiling, 1853

According to experts at the National Library of Wales, the photograph below is the first ever recorded photo of person smiling. The photograph is simply labeled “Willy.” It features a young man with close-cropped hair and dressed in fine clothing, including a collared shirt and jacket. Willy is looking at something amusing off to his right, and the photograph captured just the hint of a smile from him.

Jan 18 16:00

A company worth supporting. Egard Watches CEO stands up to Gillette with powerful video.

"What is a man? A response to Gillette"

Jan 18 15:55

The National Security Agency Is A Criminal Organization

Unfortunately for Americans, there are many Americans who blindly trust the government and provide the means, the misuse of which is used to enslave us. A large percentage of the work in science and technology serves not to free people but to enslave them. By now there is no excuse for scientists and engineers not to know this. Yet they persist in their construction of the means to destroy liberty.

Jan 18 15:32

State Secrets and the National-Security State

I’ve got a better idea: Let’s just dismantle America’s decades-long, nightmarish Cold War-era experiment with the totalitarian structure known as a national-security state and restore a limited-government republic to our land.

Jan 18 15:10

Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

This isn’t to say that the media never covers these topics. But it is fairly safe to say that beyond publications intended specifically for business readers, ordinary media outlets have rarely showed much interest in examining the plight of small business owners in a way similar to how they’ve been covering the effect of the current shutdown on federal workers. Rarely does mainstream coverage emphasize the daily problems that small business owners face in providing payroll for workers (and themselves), meeting customer demands, and keeping the lights on.

Jan 18 14:59

The beauty and the beast: Gilad Atzmon on Rachel Riley

In recent weeks Rachel Riley, a British TV celebrity, has tossed the anti-Semitism slur in the direction of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Aaron Bastani, yours truly and others.

In her first extended Channel 4 interview it became clear that Riley isn’t exactly an astute political philosopher.

But first watch and listen to my analysis of Riley’s long and tedious interview...>>

Jan 18 14:54

Tsunami: History, Tips for Preparation, and What the Future May Bring Us

I was born within the Pacific Ring of Fire. Where I grew up in the North Cascades, I could see volcanos from basically every room in the house. Sauk Mountain you could sometimes see the indentation at the top. Mount Baker was nearby, and steam was sometimes seen coming out of it. Of course, there was Mount Rainier as well, towering over Seattle. Part of the reason my Dad thought it was a good idea to move back to his home state of North Carolina was that between floods and all the possible volcanic eruptions, it did not seem like a great place to be in the long term.

Jan 18 14:48

Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi's CODEL

What Trump Just Wrecked by Canceling Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan

Jan 18 14:39

Amos Oz and the real Israel

Lawrence Davidson examines the contradictions of the late liberal Zionist Israeli writer Amos Oz which placed him at odds with democrats who shun the idea of an ethnic/religious states as Israel is, and Zionists whose beliefs are underpinned by imperialism combined with racism.>>

Jan 18 14:37

What Happened? Michael Cohen Spotted in New York With a Black Eye, Arm in a Sling

You can’t make this stuff up. The day the BuzzFeed story drops Michael Cohen is seen with his arm in a sling and sporting a black eye

Jan 18 14:00

Happy birthday Robert E. Lee

During a tour through the South in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt told the aged Confederate veterans in Richmond, Virginia, “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.”

Saturday January 19, 2019, is the 212th birthday of Robert E. Lee.

Robert E. Lee, a man whose military tactics have been studied worldwide, was an American soldier, Educator, Christian gentlemen, husband and father.

Jan 18 13:59

‘They Are Starving Us to Death’: Cubans Protest Food Shortages

Cubans from the eastern city of Holguín defied state security forces to protest the widespread food shortages still plaguing the communist-controlled island

Jan 18 13:42

Unborn Baby Eagles

The esteem in which we hold unborn baby eagles is remarkable. The protection which the law affords them is noble and inspiring. If only unborn human babies had feathers…perhaps we would not kill them.

Jan 18 13:06

Scott Adams: Cohen, Beto, Ohr, Kim, Pelosi, Heller

Childish Pelosi behavior vs. President Trump’s childish counter-punch
Attack the President, expect the counter-punch
SOTU now has new, better options
CNN hit piece on Beto, saying his attention is due to “white male”
CNN is picking off their non-preferred candidates
Bruce Ohr told congress he fully informed the FBI of conflicts
Told them Steele dossier was political doc from DNC
Told them his wife worked for Fusion GPS
YouTube adds Wikipedia link to my videos on climate change
The Wikipedia page believes climate change is real
Why not do same concept for self-radicalized terrorists?
Border control plan, Dems should show us their plan
What DO they want to protect the border?
Some Dem factions are cannibalizing others on topic
Some Democrat has a major attention getting opportunity
Show us a border control plan and budget

Jan 18 12:48

So not only did one of the reporters behind the #FakeNews Buzzfeed story publicly admit that he hasn’t actually seen any evidence

to back the story up, it turns out the second reporter has a long history of getting major stories very wrong.

Donald Trump Jr.

@DonaldJTrumpJr

Jan 18 12:10

Toxic Masculinity; Man-Splained. - Politically Correct

comment: The next gillete commercial will be bearded men in skinny jeans shaving their beards asking if their toxic masculinity makes their butt look fat!

Jan 18 11:57

Too Late to Buy a Yellow Vest?

An urgent alert to all Americans: Prepare for emergency action in the 3D world.

New information has come to light that indicates the “final solution” of the globalist agenda to destroy America and enslave its citizens is drawing near.

The entire corporate-run media is a fact-free mental poisoning operation that fabricates fake news on a daily basis to lie about vaccines, GMOs, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and everything else that’s poisoning your body and mind. The lies about President Trump go even beyond the “usual” lies, consisting of wholly fabricated delusions about Russia that utterly lack any shred of evidence or factual basis. The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BuzzFeed and all the rest are committing orchestrated treason against America, and they’re following orders from a rogue branch of the CIA which has, for decades, specialized in toppling foreign regimes and installing political puppets as “leaders.”

Jan 18 11:56

It Happened Again: DEA Agent In Colombia Stole Millions, Hosted Yacht Parties With Hookers

Instead of fighting cartel criminals in Colombia, one US narcotics agent has been implicated in a multi million dollar money laundering scheme involving them. Jose Irizarry, a once heralded DEA agent, is now accused of conspiring with an informant to launder more than $7 million in drug money, sometimes using an underground network called the black market peso exchange, according to a new report by AP.

Officials who spoke about the case called it "one of the biggest black eyes in the history of the DEA", which has been plagued with scandals over the last few years. They also believe that the case could compromise undercover operations that are ongoing in South America and in the United States.

Jan 18 11:37

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S TROUBLING COLLABORATION WITH UK & US INTELLIGENCE

SOURCE: MINT PRESS

Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran, China, Venezuela, Nicaragua, North Korea and more. Those reports amplify the drumbeat for a “humanitarian” intervention in those nations.

Amnesty’s stellar image as a global defender of human rights runs counter to its early days when the British Foreign Office was believed to be censoring reports critical of the British empire. Peter Benenson, the co-founder of Amnesty, had deep ties to the British Foreign Office and Colonial Office while another co-founder, Luis Kutner, informed the FBI of a gun cache at Black Panther leader Fred Hampton’s home weeks before he was killed by the Bureau in a gun raid.

Jan 18 11:35

MALAYSIA TO GOLDMAN: PAY US $7.5 BILLION AND WE WILL DROP 1MDB CHARGES

The Malaysian government has a message for Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon: Your disingenuous, blame-deflecting apology for Goldman's role in one of the biggest financial frauds ever perpetrated in Asia isn't going to cut it.

According to Bloomberg, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told reporters on Friday that Malaysian prosecutors might consider dropping the criminal charges brought last month against the bank, several Asian subsidiaries and two of its employees (who have also been indicted in the US) if the bank agrees to pay back the total amount that the Malaysian government believes was looted during the fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how this progresses; the wealthy seldom eat their own.

Jan 18 11:33

MONSANTO/BAYER MOVING TO GENOME EDIT FRUITS AND MORE

Not surprising, Monsanto, today hidden behind the Bayer logo, as the world leader in patented GMO seeds and the probable carcinogenic Roundup herbicide with glyphosate, is attempting to quietly patent genetically modified or GMO varieties of fruits using controversial gene-editing. The “beauty” of this for Monsanto/Bayer is that in the USA, according to a recent ruling by the US Department of Agriculture, gene-edited agriculture needs no special independent testing. The developments are not good for human health or safety, nor will it do anything to give the world better nutrition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, what could possibly go wrong with this?!?

GMO veggies and Frankenfruits; if I have a choice, I will not eat them, thank you very much.

Jan 18 11:32

NEW Hatred of the White Hetero Male (4/7)- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Herland Report TV

Herland Report TV (HTV): "What happened in the US was the liberal-Left wing class ceased to represent the working class against the capitalist exploit employer. They created a new victim group and a new exploiter: the white heterosexual male", says Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. SUBSCRIBE to The Herland Report TV Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HanneNab...

Dr. Roberts is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy, former editor of Wall Street Journal and a well-known author of many books. He is awarded the Treasury Department’s Meritorious Service Award for “his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy.

Jan 18 11:30

ZIMBABWE CUTS INTERNET AMID CRACKDOWN

Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging amid a deadly crackdown on days of violent protests.

A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum accused the authorities of cutting off the internet "to mask the massive human rights violations".

The protests were sparked on Monday by a sharp rise in the price of fuel.

Africa Live: More on this story and others from the continent
Despair, anger and anxiety in Zimbabwe's fuel queue
The government has blamed the opposition and political rights groups for the protests, which has seen riot police clashing with protesters in the capital, Harare, and the southern city of Bulawayo after they lit fires and blocked roads using rocks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: how long Zimbabwe's military will continue to take the government's side, or will there be a moment, when alliances will shift?!?

Jan 18 11:26

‘SOMEONE WILL MAKE MONEY BY STOKING FEARS’ – RON PAUL ON NEW US MISSILE DOCTRINE

The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military-industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery upon multiple nations by fueling an arms race, ex-US Congressman Ron Paul said.
Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part of his administration's Missile Defense Review is an unnecessary and hard-to-implement project that is sure to enrich the military-industrial lobby, Paul told RT.

"The biggest issue here is someone is going to make a lot of money on it. It reminds me of Star Wars. They've never really developed it, but people got excited about it," Paul said, drawing parallels between President Donald Trump's new endeavor and former President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has truly devolved into the borg of America's military/industrial complex; for him, resistance was, and is, futile, courtesy of the marvelous support for him, by this industry, due to soaring profits from these never-ending wars.

Jan 18 11:21

FBI REFUSES TO DISCUSS DETENTION OF AMERICAN IRANIAN TV ANCHOR MARZIEH HASHEMI

The U.S. Justice Department and FBI continue to refuse to comment on the jailing of Marzieh Hashemi, a documentarian and news anchor on Iran’s English language station, Press TV.

The 59-year-old Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans, is an American citizen. She was in the U.S. filming a documentary on Black Lives Matter and visiting family when the FBI suddenly arrested her.

Hashemi is being held in Washington DC’s Correctional Treatment Facility. According to a Department of Corrections worker, she is in court now, but phone calls to DC district courts failed to find her.

Hashemi was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her family. She has complained of ill-treatment. Authorities forcibly removed her headscarf and took her away in handcuffs.

Her son says he was told that she is being held as a “material witness.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder to what end the FBI is holding this woman, and what kind of "confession" she is supposed to give, to enable Americans to do their "2 minutes of hate" appropriately, against her adopted country.

And she is allegedly a "material witness"; to WHAT, please, that she has been treated with all the execrable brutality the American Police State can offer?!?

This reeks of set up.

Jan 18 11:19

A Manifesto For A ‘Deplorable’ Party

The “deplorables” now include vast swaths of citizenry around the world: everyone who voted for Trump in the U.S. (and all those who haven’t virtue-signaled their contempt for everyone who voted for him); everyone who voted for Brexit in the U.K. (and all those who haven’t virtue-signaled their contempt for everyone who voted for Brexit), and more recently, everyone who wears a yellow vest in France, and everyone who has yet to virtue-signal their contempt for the yellow vest dissenters.

So why not establish a political party for the “deplorables,” one whose sole aim is to reveal the facts of the matter and let the consequences manifest?Longtime correspondent Simon Hodges has penned a proposed Manifesto for just such a ‘Deplorable’ Party, which is published here in its entirety.

Jan 18 11:14

FACEBOOK IS NOW CENSORING TALK ABOUT POLITICS AND RELIGION AT WORK

It's not just social media users that are being censored, now its social media employees.

According to a new report by Business Insider, citing an internal company memo, Facebook is now telling its employees what they can, and can't, talk about at work.

Business Insider reviewed an internal company memo where Facebook's CTO claims to have put together "a set of ground rules for open and respectful communication at work, and a central moderation model."

The memo states: "We're keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don't insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don't try to change someone's politics or religion. Don't break our rules about harassing speech and expression."

Facebook uses Workplace, an app that allows chat, for internal communication. Employees use it for work related projects, but also occasionally for small talk. The app is targeted as the main area where these new rules will apply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "Facebookification" of standard language, which is about to become the "norm" in office communications, reminds me why I am so happy to be an independent, with what I do, professionally.

Jan 18 11:09

"STAR WARS" RETURNS: US MILITARY TO DEVELOP SPACE-BASED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

In what looks to be a highly ambitious and even more highly cost-prohibitive scheme, President Trump has announced his intention to greatly expand US missile defense systems, with a major focus on putting them in space.

During his announcement Thursday at the Pentagon, Trump set out his goals, saying that he wants “to ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States – anywhere, anytime, anyplace.”

The Pentagon has had space-based interceptors on its wish list for some time, but between that and drones with lasers on them, they were far short of the sort of total, planet-wide coverage that President Trump is talking about.

A space-centric missile defense system must inevitably draw comparisons to the Strategic Defense Initiative, commonly called Star Wars, of the 1980s, a controversial and hugely expensive program that also sought space-based interceptors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please.

What about being responsible for a foreign policy which engages, rather than enrages, the two major players in this game, China and Russia?!?

Now, THAT... would be an incredible legacy, which you are still capable of creating, notwithstanding a potential impeachment threat from the house, which the Senate will utterly not allow to happen.

And how about, please NOT accusing Russia of something it absolutely did not do, as in the alleged "annexation" of Crimea, which NEVER happened in fact?
President Obama admits that the US brokered a deal in support of regime change in Ukraine

Mr. President, when you took office I was hopeful that perhaps you actually meant what you said, when you spoke of disengaging from these immoral, horrific wars by which our military has been consumed; now, in looking at your record as President, you seem to be hell-bent on getting this country even more enmeshed in military misadventures.

And please, don't even talk to me, about the reality that the US military is complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen;America is Committing War Crimes in Yemen and don't give me any reason why in the name of heaven, American troops are in Syria, an engagement to which the US government was never invited in the first place?

The Planned U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria: Here's the Latest

Mr.President, due to the actions of your predecessors, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America, is at an historic turning point, right now; please do not let the dream of the creation of this country turn any more into a nightmare than it already is.

Jan 18 11:06

Medieval hostage-taking and prisoner swaps are back in vogue

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Do its member states take the UN Charter seriously any more? The United Nations was originally set up “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained”. However, since those heady days when international law commanded respect and due reverence from East to West, it now seems that the Charter is no longer worth the paper it’s written on.

An alarming demonstration of this is provided by the number of innocent citizens, many with dual nationality, who are being held hostage by various countries around the world. Indeed, there appears to be an outbreak of hostage-taking by states who are using people as bargaining chips or, in the case of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, something much, much worse.

Jan 18 10:48

REPORT: PENTAGON SECRETLY TRAINED UAE FIGHTERS FOR COMBAT IN YEMEN — THEN LIED ABOUT IT

On Wednesday, Yahoo News revealed new documents from late 2017 that show, contrary to the Defense Department’s insistence that it is neutral in the bloody conflict in Yemen perpetrated by a coalition of Saudi Arabia and its allies, the U.S. appears to have provided training to forces from the United Arab Emirates, which is part of the coalition:

The United States is “not a participant in the civil war in Yemen nor are we supporting one side or the other,” Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said last month, echoing a long-held position in the Pentagon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even the US's military lies, and with impunity.

The alleged "leadership" in this country crafts never-ending wars with which to keep Americans distracted, while foreign countries find the US government, or its minions are creating regime change, to insure that a more US-centric model; expropriates their resources; and making sure that those resources are all sold to "appropriate" countries, and only for the US dollar.

Wash; rinse; repeat.

The pattern, now, is perfectly predictable.

Jan 18 10:05

Defying Trump Administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California Will Pay Federal Workers During Shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration has told states they can’t offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are required to report to work without pay during the government shutdown.

Jan 18 10:05

How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker.

Jan 18 09:26

Irish diplomats visited US Marine accused of spying in Russia

Irish consular officials visited Paul Whelan in a Moscow jail and evaluated his detention conditions as “normal,” according to Whelan’s brother.

Jan 18 09:16

Trump’s Anti-Iran Campaign & NDAA Clause Behind ‘Inhumane’ Detention of PressTV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

The government’s failure to comment on Hashemi’s detention makes it difficult to analyze specifically what her arrest means. However, her detainment should serve as a chilling wake-up call for journalists, Muslim Americans, and all U.S. citizens.

Jan 18 09:12

Man gets banned from Royal Caribbean Cruises after jumping off ship for viral fame

A group of men aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship got banned from the cruise line for life, after one of them jumped from the 11th floor of the ship while it was docked in the Bahamas.

Jan 18 09:12

Lawyer Claims Man Who Punched 11-Year-Old Girl Was Defending Himself

David Steven Bell, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound man facing charges for punching a preteen girl at a North Carolina mall, was acting in self-defense and suffers from various medical conditions, according to his lawyer.

Jan 18 09:04

Nigeria has lost 96% of its forests

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Mutari Aminu-Kano, says Nigeria is losing about 400,000 hectares of its land to deforestation annually.
Aminu-Kano also stated that Nigeria had many environmental issues to contend with, including having the highest rate of deforestation in the world.
The DG spoke at the 17th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme, ‘A quiet revolution – Faith and the environment’, in Lagos, on Thursday.

Jan 18 09:03

Buddhist poker player wins $600G, donates all to charity

A Canadian Buddhist poker player is being hailed as the “people’s hero” after vowing to give away more than a half million dollars in prize money from a high-stakes gambling tournament in the Bahamas.
Scott Wellenbach, who came in third at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in the Bahamas, won $671.240 – and he’s donating it all to charity.

Jan 18 09:00

Singapore plans to buy F-35 jets ‘for evaluation’ – defense minister

Singapore’s defense minister has said that Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets were the most suitable replacement for its F-16 fleet, and it planned to buy “a few planes first” for evaluation.

Jan 18 08:53

Driver attempts to destroy giant snowman, not realizing it's built on a large tree trunk

When a driver decided to destroy a giant snowman in Petersburg, Ky., on Monday, the culprit got a rude awakening. Instead of poor Frosty being murdered, the snowman got its revenge, since its base was a giant tree trunk in the yard of Cory Lutz.
Lutz was hosting his fiancée, Lucy, and her sister, Laura, who were visiting from Mississippi this weekend when Lucy experienced the “biggest snowfall she’s ever seen.” Naturally, Lutz wanted to make it special for the visiting women.

Jan 18 08:39

Read the email Elon Musk sent to Tesla employees explaining the need for job cuts

Tesla (TSLA) Chief Executive Elon Musk sent an email to employees on Friday announcing the company would cut full-time staff by around 7 percent.
In the note, Musk says the firm faces a "very difficult" road ahead in its long-term goal to sell affordable renewable energy products at scale, noting the company is younger than other players in the industry.

Jan 18 08:31

World economy headed for recession in 2019?

A new report authored by Michael Snyder suggests that the world may be headed into an economic recession in 2019 if things don’t change.

Jan 18 08:12

Metro (Washington DC) is losing $400,000 per day due to the government shutdown

In a letter addressed to four U.S. Senators in Maryland and Virginia Thursday, Metro says that ridership has dropped 16 percent on Metrorail and eight percent on Metrobus during the partial government shutdown, according to a preliminary analysis.

Jan 18 08:11

Wisconsin woman died after ambulance was prevented from going to the best closest hospital

As she got ready to work the breakfast shift at the Medical College of Wisconsin cafeteria, Tiffany Tate didn’t feel well.
Tate, 37, was a fixture on the cafeteria’s “hot line,” where she worked behind a steaming grill. She knew the names of many workers and their kids, always sharing smiles and small talk.

Jan 18 08:07

Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder Than Diamond Discovered In Israel

Geologists and the public alike are marveling at the recent discoveryof an entirely new mineral by the precious stone mining company Shefa Yamim in northern Israel this week.

During mining in volcanic rock in northern Israel’s Zevulun Valley near Mt. Carmel, the mineral was found embedded in sapphire and aptly named “carmeltazite” for the site of its discovery. After density testing, it was shown to be harder than diamond.

Jan 18 08:00

Anastasia Romanov: How The Daughter Of Russia’s Last Czar Became One Of History’s Most Elusive Women

On July 17, 1918, the last Czar of Russia Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, and their five children were brutally murdered by revolutionaries known as the Bolsheviks. Though the Bolsheviks claimed to have murdered the entire family, their bodies had been so marred and later buried in unmarked graves, that many speculated the youngest daughter of the five Romanov children, Anastasia, had escaped.

Jan 18 07:45

Shaka: The Controversial King Of The Zulus Hailed As The “African Napoleon”

Shaka, chieftain of the Zulu tribe, was described as the “African Napoleon” for his military genius and consolidation of hundreds of South African tribes under the Zulu Empire. Though short-lived, Shaka left quite a legacy following his turbulent and by some accounts, cruel, reign.

Jan 18 06:58

The Shutdown Show: How Sending Out Food Stamp Benefits Early Could Cause Another Problem in a Few Weeks

As I’ve written before, the government shutdown is a perfect demonstration of our politicians participating in partisan showmanship, with poor people as the victims of their theater. As individual states desperately attempt to take care of the people depending on them by sending out food stamp benefits early, the theater in Washington DC continues, completely unconcerned about the havoc being wrought.

Regardless of your thoughts about people who are on government assistance, it’s incontrovertible that people are seeing the rug yanked out from under their feet quite suddenly.

Jan 18 05:27

When Jewish Leaders Decide to Harass College Kids - To 'Support' Israel

In 2015, the Jewish community's strategy shifted. Leaders who favored aggressive confrontation with perceived enemies, particularly critics of Israel, won out. Jewish and pro-Israel groups both in the U.S. and Israel used significant resources to direct hard-line, often secretive tactics against their targets. In recent months, the Forward has reported on how this strategy played out: An online blacklist called Canary Mission, which went live in 2015, targeted college students critical of Israel. Professional pro-Israel operatives posed online as college students. Pro-Israel campus groups hired top-tier professional Washington, D.C. political consultants and sent them to work on college campuses. An Israeli spy firm pitched U.S. Jewish donors with a proposal to covertly undermine the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel.
Note: Please read this article slowly and absorb the evil.

Jan 18 05:13

The Diaper Derbies of the 1950s: Where Babies Became Crawling Legends (14 Photos)

Between 1946 and 1955, the Diaper Derby was America’s most loved sports event. The race is a cutthroat competition among future triathletes as they bear crawl past flashing cameras and gushing spectators towards the finish line of lined-up stuff toys.
Babies from all over the country would convene at Palisade Park, New Jersey for this cutest and most adorable race in sports history.

Jan 18 05:07

10 Vintage Versions of Modern Technology

Sometime people comes up with ideas and inventions that are just way ahead of their time. Like these familiar but curious designs from the past that were actually early prototypes of today's most advanced technology.
Often these pioneering designs, ideas and inventions that were just way ahead of their time, were put back in the shelves for decades, until new innovators and technology could re-discover and finally make them a reality...

Jan 18 04:56

Revealing The Contents Of A 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

In 1913, in an effort to help the Oklahoma City’s First Lutheran Church buy a new pipe organ, a group of people organized a fundraiser called the “Century Chest” - a time capsule that will only be opened after a century. To raise money, space in the chest were auctioned off to people, whoever wants their memorabilia included in the chest will have to pay for the space.

Jan 18 00:35

The President And The Mole People

No doubt U.S. presidents use their position of power to do some strange things, but John Quincy Adams just may win the award for the weirdest appropriation of tax dollars. Believe it or not, John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, authorized an expedition to the center of the earth to search for the mole people who he believed inhabited the bowels of the planet. Here’s the story of the President and the Mole People.

Jan 18 00:27

Amphibious supercar concept design would let its owners beat traffic by taking to water instead of roads (but it will set you back £2.5 million)

The Amphi-X supercar would allow mega rich drivers to avoid urban traffic by taking to the waterways in style
It would have the same capabilities and sleekness of a premium sports car but also travel fast on water
Its creators claim it could reach speeds of more than 260 mph on road and 90 mph on water
The car would come with a price tag of £2.5 million and be a competitor to the Bugatti Veyron

Jan 18 00:18

President 'ordered Michael Cohen to LIE to Congress about the extent of his involvement in Moscow Trump Tower project and wanted to visit Putin during 2016 campaign to help negotiations'

Two federal law enforcement officials claim Trump personally instructed Cohen to lie to Congress about when the negotiations for the tower ended
Report claims Trump, as well as Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka, also received regular updates about the development
Trump also allegedly wanted to visit Russia during his presidential campaign to personally meet with Vladimir Putin and begin negotiations on the tower
Trump reportedly hoped the tower could bring him $300million in profits

Jan 17 18:43

LA Teachers Strike: 73K Is Not Enough

Unfortunately for those who seek the truth, the coverage is void of facts.

For instance, what is often absent in the discussion is the political representation. L.A. has a Democratic mayor, California has a Democratic governor, Democrats have a supermajority in the state legislature, and the courts are left-leaning. The right cannot be blamed for this one.

So, it’s really the left that is engaging in a war on teachers? Not exactly.

Let’s begin with the makeup of the school district: It boasts a $7.52 billion budget and more than 60,000 employees, including about 26,000 teachers, with the average annual salary being $73,000. While employment has gone up 16% since 2004, enrollment has dropped 10% in the same period.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Betsy De Vos, Director of Education: a word, please.

I can tell you precisely what these teachers are afraid of; a growing movement in this country is realizing the depth of failure in terms of overall student performance in public school.

Notice the reality that these horrendous attacks we've been seeing at the public schools, and not at the private ones; go figure.

You, my dear lady, needs to be talking with the highest CEO's of places like the Kumon School; the Montessori Schools, and the Wardorf Schools, and develop a program where kids will be taught in public schools, grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade, but by one of these three methods.

And set it in a neighborhood which is distressed and disadvantaged. See how the performances compare at every level.

Oh, and another thing about this: the teachers at these private schools are not unionized, but of course, you would want to present a reasonable, and fair package of benefits.This will put unionized teachers squarely on notice that when kids do well, teachers should be rewarded; if they are not "hitting the mark", they may be replaced by someone who is.

Jan 17 18:21

Zimbabwe: President Claims Protests ‘Fizzling Out’ as Death Toll Climbs

Reports suggest that at least eight people have died in protests against skyrocketing gasoline prices in Zimbabwe as of this Wednesday, which continued into the day despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly claiming the demonstrations were “fizzling out.”

Riots throughout Harare triggered violent disputes and threatened businesses as opposition leaders called for only peaceful demonstrations against the ruling Zanu-PF party, which Mnangagwa has run since the forced removal of dictator Robert Mugabe in 2017. The government responded, according to opposition leaders, by beating and arresting opposition leaders and protesters. Some witnesses claim that police went door-to-door in opposition-held neighborhoods looking to beat and threaten men believed to be sympathetic to the protests. The government also temporarily shut down access to the internet in the country, arguing that opposition groups were succeeding too much at using social media to galvanize protesters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think, ultimately, this will come down to who in his military will be loyal, and prevent, or contain, these demonstrations.

But the second that trust and support fizzle, and the military sides itself with the people of Zimbabwe... It will be all over.

Jan 17 18:17

WATCH: Rand Paul Spars With Brian Kilmeade Over Pulling Out Of Syria, Afghanistan

Senator Rand Paul appeared Thursday morning on Fox and Friends to discuss his meeting with President Trump on pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan.

Jan 17 16:14

Ray McGovern: "I Don't Do Evidence" - Brennan, Comey, & Hoover-ing Trump

Was former FBI Director James Comey pulling a Hoover on Trump to keep him in line?

Jan 17 16:14

Youtube Bans "Dangerous Pranks"

Jan 17 15:03

Off the Bus Little Adam Schit

Jan 17 14:43

Scott Adams: Pelosi’s SOTU Strategic Blunder

Brief bonus broadcast today!

Jan 17 14:12

pic -- Nancy's crew stuck on a bus while her staff frantically calls White House -MY SIDES!

about letting her go on the foreign trip.

Jan 17 13:45

Student Loan Debt Is A Crisis That’s Also Impacting The Housing Market

Student loan debt is a fundamental crisis. Students are borrowing money to pay for school at an alarming rate. But as the problem worsens, it seeps into other sectors, such as the housing market, putting the entire economy on edge.

Jan 17 13:39

Scott Adams: How CNN Creates Bad News so They Can Report It

If the news was reported fairly, how would things be different?
CNN is creating bad news…and then reporting it
Examples of CNN shading, creating problems and news
What was the gender mix of the Gillette meeting for their ad?
The ad is sexist, it condemns an entire group (men)
Was there intention to fake climate science? Not likely
The force field that protects the earth

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085914292581392384

Jan 17 13:37

Commie NYC Mayor Announces Plans To Steal Private Property

The communist mayor of New York City has announced plans to literally steal the property of landlords he doesn’t like in the big apple. The city government would be allowed to steal the buildings of landlords who force tenants out. De Blasio’s opponents say this plan amounts to “straight communism,” and that’s a fact.

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