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Aug 24 12:11

US Officials Confirm Israel Behind Unprecedented Airstrikes On Iraq

In an unprecedented escalation which could reshape alliances in the Middle East, American officials have confirmed that Israel was behind an airstrike on an Iraqi ammunition depot operated by a pro-Iran militia last month, according to The Associated Press:

Two American officials said Israel carried out an attack on an Iranian weapons depot in July that killed two Iranian military commanders. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.

The admission comes after two more mystery explosions rocked paramilitary bases in and around Baghdad within the last two weeks, resulting in multiple paramilitary members killed, at least one civilian death, and dozens of injured, and which prompted Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi to close the country's airspace to all “unauthorized flights"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if Prime Minister Netanyahu BOTHERED to let President Trump know this was happening, or only AFTER it was already a "fait accompli".

Aug 24 12:05

Kunstler: The "Resistance" Ship Is Lost At Sea

In these horse latitudes of late summer, with the seas becalmed and the riggings a’creak, the Resistance’s ship-of-the-line (a.k.a. the Democratic Party) drifts ever further out of sight of land. Even so, a few of its crew members have jumped ship:

New York’s mayor, stowaway Bill de Blasio, may have been shoved overboard.

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper walked the plank clutching the lifebuoy of a sure-thing senate seat.

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee went mad drinking seawater and dove in after hallucinating a school of beckoning mermaids.

Months from now, the accursed vessel may be discovered mysteriously deserted, prompting tales of mutiny and cannibalism, like the brigantine Mary Celeste of legend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more I look at members of Congress, what I see is a bunch of individuals who have been "acquired" by major corporations, to do their bidding.

The American people can be left to rot in the fields of lies, half-truths, and downright destruction visited upon people of the earth, whose only "crime" was living over, or adjacent to, resources the US government wants to expropriate.

That is why, unfortunately and most probably, the US Government, will never leave Afghanistan; there are still too many treasures to loot, to give the Afghani people any opportunity for peaceful self-determination.

Natural Resources of Afghanistan

Aug 24 11:53

The New Arms Race Begins: Putin Orders Military To Respond In Kind To Post-INF US Missile Launch

After last Sunday's first ever Pentagon test of a previously banned ground-launched cruise missile with a range of over 500 km in a post-INF treaty world, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he has ordered a reciprocal response, meaning the Kremlin will likely soon conduct its own highly visible land-based missile test.

In his remarks before Russia's Security Council on Friday, Putin was scathing in his reaction to the US missile test as well as American Defense Secretary Mark Esper's recent signalling of a possible missile deployment to Asia "sooner than later". Putin said any planned Asia-Pacific region US deployment "affects our core interests as it is close to Russia's borders".

"All this leaves no doubts that the real intention of the United States (in exiting the INF pact) was to... untie its hands to deploy previously banned missiles in different regions of the world," Putin said.

Aug 24 11:39

Two Years Into Texas Campus Carry And Professors Who Feared Doomsday Refuse To Comment

A dozen states permit concealed carry on campuses for students, but sadly they remain a minority. This is, in part, due to the Chicken Little predictions by those like Professors Moore, Glass and Carter who don’t vigorously support everyone’s right to self-defense. And don’t would rather spread fear than facts. -- Each year, more states move to approve campus carry for students and staff. -- Faster please.

Aug 24 11:13

Iranian Tanker Showdown Heads To Turkey

The Iranian tanker which had been detained for the past five weeks in Gilbraltar has suddenly switched its ship data to show it is headed to a Turkish port, instead of arriving at waters off southern Greece, as previously planned.

Reuters has cited real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic to show the change in the Adrian Darya's (formerly called Grace 1) destination. This after the US State Department threatened that should Greece provide any aid or facilities to the vessel carrying 2.1 million barrels of Iranian oil, it would be tantamount to "material support to terrorism".

The Unites States says the tanker is controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and thus deems any state's interaction with it support of a formally designated terrorist group. There's still an active US seizure warrant for the vessel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the excrement is about to hit the ventilation shaft, big-time, and quickly.

The US is already officially annoyed with Turkey's invasion and creation of a "buffer zone" which is supposed to help Syrians in Turkey return to their homeland.

Aug 24 11:01

California Governor Blames Texas For California's Policies That Caused The Homeless Crisis

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

California’s authoritarian governor, Gavin Newsom, blamed the state of Texas for California’s homeless crisis. Rather than put the blame directly on the policies California has instituted that stifle free enterprise and punish heavily those who produce, Newsom said it’s the fault of Texas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely Unbelievable!!

Aug 24 10:58

Biden Asks Town Hall: What If Obama Had Been Assassinated?

Dear Lord, what is wrong with this man, and what is wrong with the party which believes he can carry them to victory in 2020?!?!?

Aug 24 10:55

Is The US Becoming A Third World Nation?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) "market" economy.

Back in the day, nations that didn't qualify as either developed (First World) or developing (Second World) were by default Third World, impoverished, corrupt and what we now refer to as failed states--governments that were incapable of improving the lives of their people and the machinery of governance, generally as a result of corruption and self-serving elites, i.e. kleptocracies.

Is the U.S. slipping into Third World status? While many scoff at the very question, others citing the rise of homelessness, entrenched pockets of abject poverty and the decaying state of infrastructure might nod "yes."

These are not uniquely Third World problems, they're symptoms of a status quo that's fast losing First World capabilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although I respect this author greatly, I would honestly suggest, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, is already a third world, failed nation.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot, ever, endorse violence as a way of "fixing this", although there are some movements in this county, Antifa most specifically, who fervently believe this to be a remedy to all this country's ills.

A Communist & Anarchist Movement That Explicitly Endorses Violence, Antifa is a revolutionary Marxist/anarchist militia movement that seeks to bring down the United States by means of violence and intimidation. As a September 2017 report in The Atlantic notes, Antifa is responsible for “a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. …

I thoroughly believe that the only things which can possibly save this country, will be a return to both fact, and to pragmatism.

And the first issue I feel we, as a nation, need to address, is the cost, both to states and the Federal Government, of illegal immigration.

We, both as a country, and as individuals, tend to have "big hearts", and want to be kind and compassionate to those less fortunate than ourselves; but unfortunately, we have reached a tipping point of nearly no return, regarding illegal immigration.

And as Mike frequently mentions, illegal is neither a race, nor an ethnic stereotype; it is a status of not living in this country legally.

And one must ask, why, within certain circles, is this being "pushed" as the unavoidable "new normal" for this country?!?

The answer is very easy to understand. IF illegal aliens are not only granted free admission to this country, but are also allowed to vote as illegals, without having to show proof of citizenship, they will then skew election results to such a degree, that Americans will be forced to live under a one-party rule in perpetuam.

This will not be a "democratic republic"; this will be a "hard dictatorship", recognizable by both its methods, and its goals.

And post-election, what will happen to these people?!? They will be collectively "thrown under the proverbial bus" and treated as totally irrelevant, by the party encouraging them to vote illegally, because they "no longer matter, once the election is over."

This is all about political power, and the maintaining of that political power, no matter the consequences for the rest of us. Many of these people who migrate illegally, come with zero job skills, for what it will take to work in this country, and are also completely illiterate in English.

So how is this currently "Thirdworldastan culture" manifesting in some of our once-great cities, which used to be the envy of the world?!?

Typhoid Fever, Typhus & Tuberculosis: Are L.A.'s Medieval Diseases Coming To Your City?

Diseased Streets

Seattle Stinks

Although I have to hold my nose at some of the more Draconian elements of Australian immigration law, there is one thing the Ozzies have understood correctly; citizenship, should be looked on as a gift, and a privilege for those being invited to become Australian citizens, and therefore is based on a merit system. These people understand that they must adhere to the laws of their adoptive country; this way, Australia gets "the best of the best of the best", in terms of immigration candidates, both in terms of language skills, and professional capabilities.

So I must ask myself, since when has asking for the best possible candidates for US immigration become some kind of a crime in this country?!?

Because such a desire for excellent immigration candidates, has been transmogrified into a "crime", by the same people who absolutely, could not get over the results of the 2016 election, when all they could offer up as a Presidential candidate was a completely tone-deaf woman, and had more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo-shoot.

And how is their "circular firing squad" doing ahead of the 2020 elections?!?
By how it is qualifying participation in the next Television debate, Tulsi Gabbard is asking for the selection process to be changed, because if not, she will be excluded from the next debate: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign is calling on the Democratic National Committee to revise its list of debate qualifying polls in an effort to help the Hawaii Congresswoman qualify for the upcoming third DNC debate hosted by ABC News

And why would the Dems want her out of the debate?!? Is it, perhaps, because she is a Veteran who has seen combat, and is waaaay to "pro-peace" to satiate the financial desires of the US's military industrial complex?!? BINGO!! I am sensing, at this point of the campaign, we are looking at Biden Vs/ Trump, and President Trump could very well win handily.

And concerning Illegal immigration, the US government also needs to learn to use foreign aid as both a carrot and a stick, encouraging foreign countries to take better care of their own people, with some absolutely verifiable "yardsticks" check by American officials, and if monies are siphoned away by that countries' oligarchs, that aid stops, period, end of discussion.

The other issue is the appalling state of American education; literacy, logic, and numeracy, have been replaced by goose-stepping conformancy, and a vomiting forth of the sound-bites they have been trained to do vomit, rather than being able to think clearly, and independently, about the logic, or illogic of any statement.

The success of private schools, in teaching these values intelligently, is a known fact; so why will public schools not amend their teaching methods to achieve the same outcomes?!?

Because, at this point in its history (yet another symptom of American decline), the US government wants "sheeple" who will believe every bit of codswallop it tries to ram down people's throats, in order to get them to accept everything it says, no matter if it has any relationship with reality, or not.

Aug 24 10:21

These 15 Animals Are War Heroes That Helped Militaries Fight Their Battles

Since the dawn of war, humans have utilized animals to fight and die alongside them. From Genghis Khan's horses to the anti-tank dogs of World War II, the military never run out of ideas to enlist animals to help them fight their battles.

Aug 24 10:15

James Smithson: Who Was the Guy Who Gave Us the Smithsonian Institution?

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is known as “America’s attic.” Here, many of the most important artifacts and memorabilia for the country’s history are housed and displayed for the public to enjoy. Since 1846, the massive museum has been one of the most revered places in the United States. But, what do you know about the man for whom the Smithsonian is named? Let’s learn about James Smithson and how “America’s attic” came to bear his name.

Aug 24 10:12

War Elephants Were So Scary, They Created War Pigs

Always keen to get a leg up on the enemy, military leaders have often looked to animals to give them a wartime advantage. Horses, naturally, were trained to carry soldiers into battle. The stories of Hannibal taking war elephants over the Alps during the Second Punic War are legendary. But did you know that several other animals were also used in ancient warfare? Monkeys, dogs, rhinoceroses, and even cats were used for military purposes. It was the enormous elephants...........

Aug 24 09:50

Scott Adams: China, Kanye, Outrage Theatre, Zombies, Goofy Warren, Google vs PragerU

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1165262862631129088?s=20

ALL Americans have a COMMON ENEMY…Fentanyl China
Is our Commander in Chief…able to “order” US out of China?
Economically, China IS a “villain”…AND pushing Fentanyl on us
PragerU goes to Ninth Circuit Court fighting YouTube’s suppression
Will the discovery process make their algorithm available?
Elizabeth Warren’s dancing and fitness levels are age-impressive
Do WOMEN think she dances “goofy” like men do?
Kamala Harris game hasn’t improved over time
Elizabeth Warren in contrast…has learned and improved
Drug problem + Mental Health Problem = Homeless Zombies
The “zombie class” is growing fast
Kanye's TEST dome-shelters, California says tear them down
Kanye TRIED, he’s working a good systems approach
Build some TEST domes…see how they work out
If they work, build more…if not, modify and try again

Aug 24 08:35

Obama Buys $15 Million House

Aug 23 19:04

Bill Gates Refuses to Explain Why He Flew on “Lolita Express” With Jeffrey Epstein in 2013

By Tyler Durden

Former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates may not be able to escape Epstein-gate after all, after it was revealed last week that the billionaire traveled with Jeffrey Epstein on his infamous ‘Lolita Express’ Boeing 727 in 2013 – four years after Epstein served time for pedophilia.

According to the Daily Mail, “Flight records reveal that Gates flew with Epstein from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013, one of the few flights that year where pilot Larry Viskoski recorded the name of a passenger.”

If you’ve ever asked yourself “Would Bill Gates fly on a convicted pedophile’s private plane?” the answer is a resounding yes...

Aug 23 18:27

BAN THEM! Bicycles Accidents Kill More Children Than Guns, But You Don’t See Calls to Ban Bikes Now Do You…?

As you can see from the illustration, for the last 19 years, from 1999 to 2017, there were 2,467 children killed in fatal accidents involving bicycles, versus 1,994 children killed in fatal accidents involving a firearm.

Aug 23 18:16

Hold Your Tongue & Give Up Your Guns! The Mantra Of The Radical Left Progressives

The radical left spreads hatred and violence, not peace and community as they thrust their value system on everyone else.

Aug 23 18:02

The Dirtiest Anti-Gun Trick, EXPOSED!

The anti-gun crowd loves to distort the position of gun-owners. It’s most often the only way they can win the argument. Often times, the gun-conversation turns into a war of words and statistics. But when the anti-gunners put their Bloomberg funded “statistics,” that have been reported in Huffington Post and “fact-checked” by Snopes, up against FBI data, their argument takes nose dive.

Aug 23 17:45

House Democrats Focus On Straws, Not Solutions

As the argument surrounding gun control and the Second Amendment occupies daily space in the mainstream media, anti-gun zealots must resort to increasingly outlandish claims in order to get the attention they seek. Most recently, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) compared the current campaign to force new gun restrictions through Congress to efforts by some state and local governments to ban plastic straws.

Aug 23 12:09

Suspicion Grows As Experts Suggest That Amazon Fires Were Intentional

By John Vibes

As news reaches around the world that the Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, people are beginning to ask questions about who is responsible. In the past week, since August 15, over 9,500 new forest fires were reported in Brazil, most of them spread across the Amazon basin...

Aug 23 10:51

Scott Adams: Trump’s China Tweet on Overstock CEO

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1164920964200583168?s=20

*** WARNING *** This video is F-bomb heavy *** WARNING ***
Is China using 50,000 American Fentanyl deaths per year…
…as a bargaining chip for a trade deal?
China said they would take care of the Fentanyl pushers…and didn’t
Two problems: China Fentanyl and immigration
One solution: Move production to South America
President Trump: “Our great American companies are hereby ordered”

Aug 23 10:38

Stocks Plunge After Trump Lashes Out at China, Vows to Retaliate “This Afternoon”

By Tyler Durden

Anyone who was hoping for a quiet end to the week is currently having a panic attack, as first China announced new tariffs on the US, then Powell’s J-Hole speech came and went, and then, as we expected, Trump responded to China’s trade war escalation when in a barrage of 4 tweets he lashed out at Beijing, saying, “We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them“, and ordered “Our great American companies… to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

He also ordered “all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE, all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t.”...

Aug 23 10:27

The successes of Russian diplomacy in the Middle East

The political changes which have been transforming the Middle East for the last two months are not the result of the destruction of any of the protagonists, but the evolution of the Iranian, Turkish and Emirati points of view. Where the military might of the United States has failed, the subtlety of Russian diplomacy has succeeded. Refusing to comment on the crimes of one party or the other, Moscow is slowly managing pacify the region.

Aug 23 10:24

Lindsey Graham’s Blank Check. Why a Defense Agreement with Israel Would be a Disaster for Americans

Two world wars began because of unconditional pledges made by one country to come to assistance of another. On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country’s complete support for whatever response Austria-Hungary would choose to make against Serbia after the June 28th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia. This fatal error went down in history as Germany’s carte blanche or “blank check,” assurance to Austria that led directly to WW I.

Aug 23 10:21

All along the watchtower: The follies of history

The ultimate American imperial dream is to engineer a Chinese vassal state

Aug 23 09:28

U.S. Army Tries to Calm Residents About Upcoming Wave of Military Drills in North Carolina

By Nicholas West

Nothing calms the public quite like gunfire in heavily populated areas. Nevertheless, the U.S. Army has plans to do just that starting August 30th and continuing to September 12th in 21 select counties in North Carolina...

Aug 23 09:12

Hasan Piker of The Young Turks Declares That ‘America Deserved 9-11,’ Praises ‘Brave Soldier’ Who Took Rep. Crenshaw’s Eye

Hasan Piker of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur’s nephew, shockingly declared that “America deserved 9-11” during a recent livestream where he was commenting on Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience.

Aug 23 08:49

Bill Maher Fires Back After Rashida Tlaib Calls For A Boycott Of His HBO Show

Bill Maher Fires Back After Rashida Tlaib Calls For A Boycott Of His HBO Show

Aug 23 08:48

Cindy McCain Trashes Trump Admin Policies – Says Her Late Husband Would be a “Voice of Reason” in Politics Today

Almost a year after her husband passed away, Cindy McCain said the current Republican party is “not the party of Abraham Lincoln … nor the party of Ronald Reagan.”

Aug 23 08:36

Godless Democrat Sworn Into Office Using Dr. Seuss Book

Godless Democrat Kelli Dunaway from Clayton, Missouri was sworn into office as a St. Louis County councilwoman using a Dr. Seuss book this week.

Aug 23 08:36

Never-Trump Globalist Mitt Romney says He’s No Longer “Part of the Republican Establishment” — Then Slams Trump

Freshman Senator and Trump-basher Mitt Romney told an audience on Monday that he no longer considers himself a “part of the Republican establishment.”

Aug 23 08:27

VIDEO: 'The Young Turks' commentator says America deserved 9/11 attack, mocks Dan Crenshaw's war injury

A commentator from the far left progressive "The Young Turks" group opined that the United States deserved the 9/11 attack and mocked the war injury of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas.), and it's all on video.

Aug 23 08:27

The Economist: Poor people are living longer because they can afford meat, 'but it is bad news for the environment'

The Economist raised eyebrows this week while promoting an article about the benefits of people rising out of poverty and being able to afford meat, after suggesting that such progress "is bad news for the environment."

Aug 23 08:21

The New York Times Officially Becomes A Joke Newspaper

There was a day, not so very long ago, when one newspaper shone brighter than all others: The New York Times.

Aug 23 08:20

Facebook Is Hiring Corporate Media Veterans to Continue Crackdown on Conservatives and Push Fake News

It’s no secret that Facebook and the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives.
Facebook has been eliminating traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election.

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