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Jun 01 16:12

Gold is extremely cheap on historical basis

Jun 01 15:59

High level government health officials now pushing use of cannabis in medical treatments

Within the next couple of weeks I will be interviewing a couple that produces and retails CBD oil. The focus of the conversation will be on dosage, usage and most of the questions that many of you have swirling around your brain. Medical marijuana is one of the biggest subjects, far bigger than cryptocurrencies, that has come along in decades.

Jun 01 15:53

Ireland's Population Is Falling, It's Ridiculous To Legalize Abortion

Ireland isn’t having enough kids to ensure it will be able to replace its population in the long run, but the nation voted in May to legalize abortion anyway.

Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) reported that Irish women are having an average of 1.8 children altogether. That number sits below 2.1 children per woman, which is the number of children Irish women would need to have in order to replace the population.

Jun 01 15:52

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration For Abandoning Investigation into Dangerous Pesticides

By Derrick Broze

A coalition of conservation and public health groups have filed suit against the Trump Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal government of foregoing an assessment of a pesticide known to have harmful health effects, as well as suspending training for pesticide handlers. The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform filed suit against the EPA head, Scott Pruitt, accusing him of failing to protect endangered wildlife and the environment by abandoning a safety assessment of the pesticide malathion...

Jun 01 15:50

Jury gives 4 cents to family of black man killed by Florida cop

In 2014, two officers with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office in Florida went to Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr.'s home for a noise complaint.

Hill, a 30-year-old black man, had been blasting an expletive-laden song by Drake, according to court testimony reviewed by CNN, and an unhappy woman who heard the song called officers to complain. The two deputies, including Christopher Newman, arrived to the house and knocked on the garage door, which Hill opened.

Jun 01 15:47

Trump Supporter? Careful, Google Might Label You A “BIGOT”

Trudy Wade is a Republican state senator from North Carolina and an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump.

But if you search “Trudy Wade” on Google, the search giant displays an old photo in the “knowledge panel” of its search results with “BIGOT” superimposed in big red letters.

Jun 01 15:42

Sean Hannity Criticizes Trey Gowdy After FBI Support

What was Trey Gowdy thinking?

That’s what many Trump supporters are asking after the South Carolina congressman offered words of support for the FBI after it was revealed that the Bureau had an informant on the Trump campaign. (RELATED: Trey Gowdy Is Completely Clueless on Russian Collusion).

Gowdy defended the FBI’s use of Stefan Halper to gather information on Trump campaign officials. Gowdy never actually reviewed the relevant material to the FBI’s operation, and many questioned why he felt the need to comment on the matter at all. You can see all of Gowdy’s remarks in the interview below:

Jun 01 15:26

Mueller’s Heinous Investigation Has Wasted $17 Million Of YOUR MONEY

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has racked up over $17 million in expenditures according to figures released by the Justice Department on Thursday.

ABC News reported that from May 17, 2017, when the special counsel was appointed, to March 31, 2018, the total spent was $16,742,319.

Jun 01 15:20

The Mainstream Media Won't Tell You That Trump Has Put 3 Million People Back To Work

The good economic news just keeps rolling in.

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a positive May jobs report, announcing the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 2000, dipping to 3.8 percent.

While this report shatters expert predictions by nearly 30,000 jobs and continues to show signs of a strong economy, it also makes clear that as people continue to leave the workforce, employers will need to step up their game in order to attract workers to fill open positions.

Jun 01 15:17

Zuckerberg Denies Bias Against Conservatives Despite Overwhelming Evidence

At Facebook’s recent shareholder meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg again faced allegations that the platform is inherently biased by the prevailing liberal ideology at its California headquarters.

While he has previously acknowledged the partisan proclivity among a majority of Silicon Valley residents, Zuckerberg challenged the perception of one attendee during Thursday’s meeting in Menlo Park.

Jun 01 15:15

EU Law Would "Destroy The Internet As We Know It"

The European Union proposed a copyright regulation that Save Your Internet, a digital rights campaign, said would “destroy the internet as we know it,” and it’s not the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The EU is considering legislation, first proposed in 2016, that would force all content uploaded on the internet to pass through a content filter that would automatically block content potentially violating pre-existing copyrights, giving the European Union a watchful eye over nearly everything on the internet.

Jun 01 15:09

Incredible nuclear battery that lasts for 100 YEARS could help power everything from pacemakers to a mission to Mars

Scientists at Russia's Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Moscow, insist the technology is safe for everyday use.

The battery is powered by beta radiation – electrons and positrons – which is not dangerous to keep inside the body because it is unlikely to be absorbed by our cells.

Professor Vladimir Blank, director of the research, said: 'The results so far are already quite remarkable and can be applied in medicine and space technology.'

Nuclear-powered batteries have been around for a century, but are usually too large to be of any practical use.

The Russian cell uses a new structure to make it much more compact, meaning it puts out 3,300 milliwatt-hours of power per gram – ten times more than commercially available chemical cell batteries.

Jun 01 15:05

Hillary Clinton Is "Horrified" By Trump, But Not By Her Own Crimes Or Her Husbands Crimes

Hillary Clinton is often horrified. Not at anything illegal she or her husband have done, but mostly at things Trump-related. Could it be because he kicked her ass in the election?

Probably.

Jun 01 15:01

Michael Moore, Desperate For Exposure, Chimes In On Roseanne Ordeal, Like An Idiot

Just when it seemed that Michael Moore had finally left the national stage for good, the liberal filmmaker and activist took advantage of comments made this week by comedian Roseanne Barr and President Donald Trump to place the public spotlight squarely back on himself.

Jun 01 15:00

Debt is Only Money that Pays Interest

Jun 01 14:59

TBS scrubs entire episode of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ from all platforms after uproar

TBS pulled Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' episode, which included comments about Ivanka Trump on Wednesday. TBS removed the episode from its homepage as well as the show's YouTube channel. The episode is also no longer available to stream on Amazon Prime, Vudu, or iTunes. (Getty Images/TheBlaze composite)

Jun 01 14:58

Ailing $350m US weather satellite sends back stunning 'blue marble' image as engineers scramble to fix overheating issue that could kill it

Despite a serious cooling problem, the newest U.S. weather satellite has produced a sharp snapshot of Earth.

Jun 01 14:54

The Global Economic System Is Being Setup To Crash

Dubai will start using the blockchain technology for 50% of its transactions, China is embracing the blockchain, the world is now moving towards the blockchain away from the central bank.

Jun 01 14:54

Facebook kills off trending topics in battle to stop 'fake news'

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated 'trending' news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.

The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular.

Jun 01 14:52

The Syria connection to Iran, Afghanistan and China

Iranian academic spells out Iran’s position in the Middle East and questions US policy toward the region; amid reports that the Qods force is unlikely to disband, and that Daesh (ISIS) is being moved the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Jun 01 14:51

Knife Crime Epidemic Proves Guns Aren't The Problem

In China, where firearms are tightly restricted, it’s probably no surprise that those who want to hurt people found another way to do it. The dramatic rise of knife attacks around the world shows that the problem these days isn’t with guns. It’s with people.

Jun 01 14:50

China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020, and says it will be open to scientists from around the world

According to China's Ambassador to the UN, construction of the space station is already underway and the craft will be open for scientists around the world to use from 2022.

Like the International Space Station (ISS), the China Space Station (CSS) would orbit 250 miles (400km) above Earth.

China hopes the space station will be operational for around a decade, supporting astronauts for 180-day stints.

This means it could outlive the ISS which may lose its funding from the White House as soon as 2024, according to the latest documents.

Jun 01 14:48

Coming Soon: Facebook Testing Imposing Their Version Of Sanitized News In Your Feed

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.

The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world.

Jun 01 14:48

Up close to a dwarf planet: NASA's Dawn probe send back stunning new image of the cratered surface of Ceres

It may be the largest object in the asteroid belt that sits beyond Mars, but the dwarf planet Ceres has been surprising scientists ever since it was discovered.

Now, NASA's Dawn probe has sent back its closest ever look at the surface of Ceres.

Jun 01 14:46

Just One Stock Was Responsible For 35% Of The Dow's Gains In May

May was all about Apple, which accounted for 23% of the S&P 500's gains last month, and 35% of Dow Jones' upside.

Jun 01 14:41

‘Why does Israel get impunity?’: US vetoes UNSC proposal to ensure protection for Palestinians

The US was the only council member to vote against the proposal. There were 10 votes in favor and four abstentions (Poland, the UK, Netherlands and Ethiopia). A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, Russia, China, France or the UK in order to be adopted.

“The message given by the council today, as it votes against this, is that the occupying power enjoys an exception,” the Kuwaiti representative said, after the proposal was vetoed.

"Why do Palestinians continue to suffer? Why does the international community fail to act? Why does Israel enjoy impunity? Why are all these lives lost and all this blood is shed?” he asked.

Jun 01 14:40

The Government's Cure for the Opioid Epidemic May Be Worse Than the Disease

Across the country, overdoses and crimes attributed to drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and fentanyl are up. Heroin, once an exotic and expensive drug, is now widely available and reportedly as cheap as $5 a pop. Politicians, law enforcement, and the medical community are scrambling to respond. Media coverage abounds.

Jun 01 14:39

Caught On Tape - Deputy Sheriff Sexually Assaults Child

A uniformed sheriff’s deputy was arrested last week after he was caught on video sexually assauling a 14-year-old girl inside a Panda Express restaurant. Although he originally got away with it, one of his fellow cops was the one to turn him in.

Jun 01 14:31

'Baseless claim': Taliban denies US general’s statement on secret Afghan peace talks

The Taliban say they “categorically reject” a statement made by the US commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan about secret talks taking place between the Kabul government and the insurgents. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement, distributed to the media on Friday, that Gen. John Nicholson’s remarks, made to reporters at the Pentagon from his Kabul office, were a “baseless claim,” AP reports. Nicholson said Wednesday that “mid-level, senior-level Taliban leaders” are “engaging with Afghans.” Mujahid says that the US general “is making such fabricated statements to divert attention from his failures and keep the Washington media busy with false claims instead of exposing the failed Trump [administration’s] strategy” in Afghanistan.

Jun 01 14:27

Sorry Bro, You’re Busted…

You gotta give some props to this guy for creativity in illegal border crossing...

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Jun 01 13:59

Woman hit with defamation lawsuit by doctor over negative Yelp review

Yelp reviewers, beware.

A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers.

And the litigation has only just started.

“I gave an honest review of my experience to warn others, and he is trying to silence me. It’s a nightmare,’’ Michelle Levine told The Post.

Jun 01 13:38

This HBO footage of Ben Rhodes on election night is as bad as people said it was

Obama lacky Ben Rhodes on President Trumps election night win.

Is this the moment he knew they are about to be exposed.

Jun 01 13:32

FBI Releases Docs Showing Hillary’s State Department Shopped Benghazi Story to Compliant WSJ Reporter One Week After Attack

The FBI released new documents Friday showing Hillary’s State Department pitched a Benghazi story to a Wall Street Journal reporter who enthusiastically complied.

Hillary Clinton also lied straight to the parents of the victims of Benghazi. The parents of two of the Americans killed sued Hillary in federal court claiming she is liable for their deaths, the Washington Times reported.

Hillary’s State Department shopped a Benghazi story to then-Wall Street Journal reporter, Adam Entous about a week after the horrific terrorist attack which claimed the lives of four Americans.

Adam Entous enthusiastically complied.

Jun 01 13:22

Some F-35s gathering dust waiting for repair parts

The Marine Corps' F-35B fighters are among the oldest operating aircraft to come out of the Joint Strike Fighter program, and they're beginning to run into some maintenance issues. While many of the repairs being made to the aircraft are upgrades to bring them in line with the latest software releases and accompanying hardware upgrades, a fair share is for typical aircraft maintenance issues—and those issues are leading to an increasing number of aircraft left grounded waiting for parts.

Jun 01 13:05

Catherine Herridge Update…

Some new developments in SpyGate...

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Jun 01 12:49

Chevron wins $38m from Environmentalists behaving badly

An Oil Company Just Earned A Huge Settlement After Environmentalists Brought False Charges: extortion, fraud, witness tampering, corrupt practice

Jun 01 12:45

Feds reportedly find surveillance tech around White House

sophisticated surveillance devices that intercept cellphones near the White House and other sensitive locations

Jun 01 12:41

MIT Biologists Show That Fasting Can Boost Stem Cell Regeneration and Help Digestive Function

New research shows that fasting may be very beneficial to the body's overall digestive health. Stem cell regeneration allows the body recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect digestive function.

Jun 01 12:40

Neuroscience Shows Why Breath Practices During Meditation Help with ADHD

Neuroscientists show that breath practices are a potential non-pharmacological treatment for attention-compromised conditions.

Jun 01 12:36

Twitter Launches War Against The 2nd Amendment

In an effort to protect their users from “abusive behavior,” Twitter has taken down Kaitlin Bennett’s pro 2nd Amendment photo sporting two pistols and placed her on a 12 hour ban.

Jun 01 12:36

Breathtaking Chart On Record Margin Debt

Jun 01 12:15

This won’t be anywhere near CNN’s headlines today

Syrian Christians mark the end of the month of Virgin Mary with a beautiful celebration at the Latin Parish of St. Francis Church in Syria’s liberated Aleppo.

Jun 01 12:07

Purdue Pharma Covered Up OxyContin Abuse in 1996

An explosive New York Times report has revealed that manufacturers of the drug OxyContin knew it was highly addictive as early as 1996, the first year after the drug hit the market.

The Times published a confidential Justice Department report this week showing that Purdue Pharma executives were told OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but still promoted it as less addictive than other opioid painkillers.

Jun 01 12:05

New York Plans To Sue Big Pharma

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this year that the city would sue manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the city's ongoing deadly opioid epidemic. Firms named in the suit include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and McKesson Corporation.

Jun 01 12:03

BREAKING | Trump Announces NKorea Summit Is Back On…

Just hit the wires. Here's raw video of Trump making the announcement.

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Jun 01 11:52

Uber Driver Kills Passenger In Denver Shootout

Just as Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi launches his new advertising campaign to promote the friendlier new face of the tech-taxi company, the firm takes another PR hit as an Uber driver in Denver "exchanged shots" with his passenger who is now dead.

Jun 01 11:50

More Evidence of Political Coverup in Dem IT Security Scandal

More evidence has surfaced about the disturbing political coverup of grave national security violations committed by the Pakistani who ran House Democrats’ information technology. His name is Imran Awan and last year he was arrested on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. while trying to flee to his native Pakistan. Even after getting fired by some members of Congress for stealing computers and data systems, Florida’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, kept him and let him have access to her emails and files as well as the password to the electronic device she used for DNC business. At one point, Awan had access to the computers of dozens of members of Congress, including those on the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees. Judicial Watch has launched an investigation and is pursuing public records.

Jun 01 11:42

GOOGLE Says NAZISM Is The Ideology of The Republican Party

Google went one step too far, and Congress is pissed.

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Jun 01 11:34

How The Government Uses Taxes To Control People

We talk about taxes, obviously, the history of income taxes in the United States and how they are now used as a means of control. We also learn how he got involved in politics, get his take on midterm elections, and media bias.

Jun 01 11:13

Toxic Oil And Gas Wastewater Used To Treat Roads Contains Radium

Toxic Oil and Gas Wastewater Used to Treat Roads Way More Toxic Than Previously Thought – Spills Into Waterways...

Jun 01 11:11

Mnuchin's Name Moves Up On The List

ADP releases their latest employment report and the job market is cooling off, of course these are the manipulated numbers.

Jun 01 10:57

Israeli snipers shot to death 21 year old paramedic

Israeli snipers shot and killed Palestinian nurse Razan Najjar during the 'Great March of Return' protests in Gaza on Friday. Razan was on duty when she was shot in the upper parts of her body: while saving lives, the Israeli occupation took her life.

Jun 01 10:51

Stunning failures found in Global Train and Equip counter-terrorism programs

As billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars continue to flow into projects aimed at increasing counter-terrorism capabilities for countries from Jordan to the Philippines and Romania, a new government watchdog report raises questions about how effectively the Pentagon and State Department are overseeing these projects.

The Global Train and Equip program was first authorized as part of the 2006 defense bill.

It has since bankrolled training, weapons and other supplies for local forces via hundreds of projects around the world, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.

But the Pentagon continues to struggle with the task of ensuring the right gear is going to these indigenous forces and that such projects are sustainable, according got the GAO.

Jun 01 10:50

US defense firms are at risk of losing their edge to new rivals

Despite a growing defense budget, U.S. defense and aerospace companies are at risk to be superseded by emerging competitors, a new PwC sector trends report cautions.

Not only are established companies receiving domestic pressure from emerging innovators like Elon Musk’s SpaceX, but also Chinese and Russian companies backed by state funding. The PwC report notes “China is making a big push to develop military artificial intelligence technologies, and China and Russia are developing sophisticated air-to-air missile systems that use advanced imagery and sensors to thwart enemy intrusions before they pierce the skies.”

The defense sectors reluctance to take risks by investing their own funds in research and development also is a major impediment. Despite their large budgets, aerospace and defense companies spend less on R&D than nearly every other industry.

Jun 01 10:50

This malfunction has the Army inspecting its M4s and M16s

The Army is investigating after an unintentional firing of an M4A1 carbine while its selector switch was moved between “semi” and “auto.”

The problem has affected at least 881 carbines, and it requires adding a function check on all converted M4A1s and modifying shooter immediate action drills.

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command sent out its first safety message on March 26, noting the selector switch firing.

“The M4A1 was charged and the weapon’s selector was positioned between ‘semi’ and ‘auto.’ When the weapon’s trigger was pulled, the weapon did not fire. When the selector was then moved into either ’semi’ or ’auto,’ the weapon fired without a trigger pull.”

The malfunction was found on three weapons during on-site testing at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Jun 01 10:44

Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blocking escape routes

Lava continues to blast from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, and it's cutting off escape routes for people trying to evacuate.

The massive amount of lava in Leilani Estates is spreading fast. It has burst more than 25 stories high, and reaching temperatures of nearly 2,000 degrees.

"The scientific aspect of this is fascinating but it's tempered hugely by the fact that this is a neighborhood and people have lost homes," said Scott Rowland, a geologist with the University of Oregon.

Jun 01 10:39

An Important Message To All Black Americans…

This is outstanding...

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Jun 01 10:33

Imran Awan Allegedly Tried ‘To Hide His Money’ While DOJ Negotiates With Him

House ethics disclosures, the Awans were subject to restrictions on outside income did not report any outside companies.

Jun 01 10:26

Payment chaos as Visa system crashes across Europe stopping card transactions from working

Some Visa card payments are failing in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, the company confirmed.

Visa said this afternoon it is investigating what has caused the disruption across the continent.

The extent of the disruption is currently unclear but customers have been complaining on Twitter about denied payments.

VisaNewsEurope Tweeted at about 5pm: 'We are currently experiencing a service disruption which is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed. We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation. We will keep you updated.'

Jun 01 10:21

Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He’s A Pedophile

bragged in website posts about raping his late ex-wife.

Jun 01 10:14

Authoritarianism Is Destroying Our Democracy

The European peoples whose governments were paid to sell out the sovereignty of their nations to the EU are experiencing great difficulties in being permitted to govern themselves.

Jun 01 10:12

California Cities Signed Up For Pensions They Can't Afford

It's rare that a politician will say something that is praiseworthy and anger-inducing in the same breath. Nevertheless, Gov. Jerry Brown accomplished that unusual feat when he released his May revised budget, and told cities that the state government isn't in a position to help them with their soaring pension costs. "They have to handle that themselves," he explained during a briefing in the state Capitol.

Jun 01 10:06

Double Standards: Calling Michelle Obama A Cunt Would Be Career Suicide

TBS comedian Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” in a segment targeting her for posting a photo with her daughter over the weekend.

Jun 01 09:58

EU slams Israeli decision to demolish West Bank Bedouin village

The European Union on Thursday urged Israel to reconsider its decision to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, saying it undermines "prospects for a lasting peace".

A statement from the EU denounced the intended destruction of the Khan Al-Ahmar village which comes at the same time as the construction of more Israeli settlements on occupied land.

"Building new settlements for Israelis while demolishing Palestinian homes in the same area will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict," the statement said.

Jun 01 09:56

500 tons of marijuana was produced for sale in Colorado last year

Colorado’s legal marijuana grows produced tons of cannabis last year — nearly 500 tons to be more exact.

And Colorado’s cannabis consumers ate, smoked, vaped and dabbed that right up.

Colorado’s marijuana shops sold 11.1 million edibles, 411,000 pounds of flower and a sharply increasing amount of marijuana concentrate last year, according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division’s 2017 annual report that was released Friday.

Jun 01 09:55

Israel to invest in neglected Palestinian areas in Jerusalem

The Israeli government on Thursday unveiled what it billed as a groundbreaking program to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in long-neglected Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

The "Leading Change" program aims to reduce the huge social gaps between the Palestinian neighborhoods and the overwhelmingly Jewish western part of the city. Palestinian neighborhoods suffer from poor infrastructure, neglect and subpar public services, and nearly 80 percent of the city's Palestinian families live in poverty.

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"Invest" my astrolabe!

Jun 01 09:52

Judicial Watch: State Department Records Show Obama Administration Helped Fund George Soros’ Left-Wing Political Activities in Albania

Judicial Watch obtained 32 pages of records showing the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a group backed by billionaire George Soros, which used the money to fund left-wing political activities in Albania, including working with the country’s socialist government to push for highly controversial judicial “reform.” The records also detail how the Soros operation helped the State Department review grant applications from other groups for taxpayer funding.

The records were obtained in a May 26, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) after both the State Department and USAID failed to respond to March 31, 2017, FOIA requests (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:17-cv-01012)). Judicial Watch agreed to dismiss the lawsuit after it received the documents and payment of attorneys’ fees.

Jun 01 09:46

Gaza Palestinians plan for mass protests to end the blockade and occupation; call for supporters around the world to mobilize in solidarity

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Protests marking two historic dates are planned along Israel’s massive “security fence” in Gaza June 5 and 8. June 5 is the 51st commemoration of the Israeli invasion and occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and on June 7 of the same year, Israel seized control over Jerusalem's Old City. The committee of Palestinians coordinating the ongoing, mass protests in the Gaza Strip are calling on human rights advocates around the world to mobilize June 5 and 8 in solidarity.

Jun 01 09:40

Television Academy To Honor Samantha Bee For 'Inspiring Social Change' After Ivanka Quip

The Television Academy, the same group that puts on the yearly Emmy Awards, is set to award Samantha Bee's show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," for its contributions to social change, even after Bee let loose on the program Wednesday night, calling Ivanka Trump a "c***" and implying Ivanka and her father are in an incestuous relationship.

Jun 01 09:39

France promotes rifles used in Gaza massacres

The maker of rifles used during Israel’s recent massacres in Gaza will soon exhibit its products at an arms fair sponsored by the French government.

Amnesty International’s investigations have identified the Tavor as likely to have been one of the main guns fired by Israeli snipers attacking Palestinian demonstrators over the past two months.

As the manufacturer of that rifle, Israel Weapon Industries ought to be blacklisted by every country which professes concern for human rights.

France is one such country. Emmanuel Macron, its president, officially condemned the killing of more than 100 Palestinian demonstrators since 30 March.

His condemnation was hollow. It came as preparations were underway for the Eurosatory weapons fair in Paris.

Jun 01 09:34

The Navy’s Brand New Aircraft Carrier Has (Yet Another) Major Problem

According to Navy Times, problems “reside in the mechanical components associated in turning steam created by the nuclear plant into spinning screws that power the ship through the water,” although Naval Sea Systems Command spokesman Bill Couch asserted that the new problem was different from an earlier problem identified by the crew in January and publicly disclosed this month. NAVSEA told Bloomberg that shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls identified the issue as a “manufacturing defect” rather than an overall design flaw.

Jun 01 09:32

Abbas Refused to Meet Democratic Delegation, Led by Pelosi, That Visited Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with a delegation of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives that visited Israel two months ago, in protest of the Trump administration’s policies toward Israel. Abbas’ refusal to meet the delegation caught its members by surprise, because many of them are constant critics of the Trump administration, and they were hoping to hear the Palestinian point of view about Trump’s policies while visiting the region.

The delegation, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, visited Israel and Jordan in late March. It comprised 11 representatives, including two members of the House Intelligence Committee. They held lengthy meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan. In addition, they met with representatives of civil rights groups in Israel that are fighting against the government’s plan to deport African asylum seekers.

Jun 01 09:25

US Opposes Protecting Gazans from Excessive Israeli Force

On Friday, a Kuwait-drafted Security Council resolution to be voted on calls for protecting Gazans from Israeli high crimes, citing “excessive use of force” against (peaceful) demonstrators by IDF soldiers.

Washington intends vetoing it. Neocon extremist US UN envoy Nikki Haley falsely called it “grossly one-sided…only serv(ing) to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace” – bald-faced lies!

The US and Israel deplore peace and stability, waging endless undeclared wars of aggression, civilians in affected theaters harmed most – Gazans viciously abused for 11 years under suffocating blockade conditions.

According to PA UN envoy Riyad Mansour, Washington intends vetoing the Kuwaiti draft resolution unless it’s unacceptably amended.

Instead of even minimal Israeli accountability for horrendous high crimes, the Trump regime wants pro-Western UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to submit undefined “recommendations” on Gaza within 60 days.

Jun 01 09:22

Spooks Spooking Themselves

With the news that a Cambridge academic-cum-spy named Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign, the role of the intelligence agencies in shaping the great Russiagate saga is at last coming into focus.

It’s looking more and more massive. The intelligence agencies initiated reports that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia, they nurtured them and helped them grow, and then they spread the word to the press and key government officials. Reportedly, they even tried to use these reports to force Trump to step down prior to his inauguration. Although the corporate press accuses Trump of conspiring with Russia to stop Hillary Clinton, the reverse now seems to be the case: the Obama administration intelligence agencies worked with Clinton to block “Siberian candidate” Trump.

Jun 01 09:21

Gaza's Great Return March massacre: A turning point?

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May has rubbed salt into gaping wounds.

As "presidential adviser" Ivanka Trump stood gleefully next to a triumphant Benjamin Netanyahu at the heart of the illegally annexed city, Israel was engaging in yet another massacre less than 100km to the southwest. Dozens of people were killed in Gaza and thousands injured in the six weeks of the Great Return March, between Land Day and Nakba Day, and many of the injured still languish in Gaza’s ill-equipped hospitals.

The siege of Gaza, whose population largely comprises refugees, continues to choke the region, in what has been described as an “incremental genocide”.

Ongoing Nakba
This is what Palestinians mean when they say the Nakba is ongoing. The wrongs against us were not perpetrated just once, in 1948; they continue to this day, with more displacement, more land theft and more mass killings.

Jun 01 09:20

Assad: Syria Must Get Rid of US Troops, by Force if Necessary

In an interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said it is vital for Syria to expel US troops from its territory. He said the first option would be to get the US to agree to leave, but said Syria was “going to resort to liberating those areas by force” if necessary.

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The US will never agree to leave.

Jun 01 09:18

U.S. Navy Announces 26th Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

Jun 01 09:14

Israel approves more than 2,000 settlement units in West Bank

Since US President Donald Trump came to office, Israel has approved construction of more than 14,000 settlement units.

Jun 01 09:07

Eight million bottles' worth of Champagne grapes wiped out by freak hailstorms

Champagne has become the latest French wine growing region to feel the wrath of the heavens after freakishly violent hail storms wiped out the equivalent of eight million bottles of grapes and roughly €125 million (£110m) of fizz.

The extent of the damage emerged barely a week after hailstones “the size of pigeons’ eggs” devastated thousands of acres of prime vineyards in Bordeaux, prompting the French government to promise support for winegrowers, some of whom have lost their entire crop.

Jun 01 08:52

No conclusive evidence Russia behind MH17 downing: Malaysia transport minister

There is no conclusive evidence to confirm that Russia was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday (May 30).

Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said last Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. All 298 people onboard died.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday, Mr Loke said: "There is no conclusive evidence to point at Russia under the JIT (Joint Investigative Team) evidence."

Jun 01 08:49

BREAKING BOOM | John Solomon Drops A MASSIVE Hint On SpyGate, And It Leads Straight To Obama

This is must-see tv from last night. Bombshell will be dropped later today.

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Jun 01 08:39

Is the world on the verge of an antibiotic crisis? Shortages are set to worsen as supply chains approach collapse, report warns

The world may be facing an antibiotic shortage, and the supply chain that provides some key ingredients could be on the verge of collapse, a report released Thursday cautions.

There are only a very limited number of manufacturers for the key active ingredients in many antibiotics.

Already, one form of penicillin is unavailable in 30 countries, including the US, Australia, Germany and Canada - and it has been since 2015.

Shortages and supply chain breakdowns could quickly spiral into outbreaks of disease that were once easily treatable and antibiotic resistance, a new Access to Medicine Foundation report warns.

Jun 01 08:36

Residents are ordered to ‘evacuate or risk ARREST’ as lava continues to blast from Kilauea volcano blocking escape routes and getting hotter than ever

Dangerous 'vigorous' lava eruptions have prompted a strict mandatory evacuation order for the Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano.

Those who snub the order risk being arrested, as the Big Island's mayor, Harry Kim, declared a roughly 17-block swath of the lava-stricken Leilani Estates subdivision off-limits indefinitely, and gave any residents remaining there 24 hours to leave.

Jun 01 08:29

The EU threatens to tax Harley Davidsons and BOURBON while China blasts US 'protectionism' over steel tariffs as Juncker welcomes the Chinese foreign minister to Brussels

The Trump administration yesterday announced a 25% tariff on steel imports 11% tariff on aluminium imports.

It chose not to exempt Canada and the European Union - the largest sources of foreign aluminum and steel respectively - sparking angry criticism that the move risks a global trade war.

The EU has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on 'symbolic' US products such as Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Levis jeans, cranberries and bourbon whiskey.

While many countries share U.S. frustration over Chinese trade and economic practices, critics say Trump risks a global trade war by alienating the European Union, Canada and Mexico with its new tariffs.

Jun 01 08:20

PSYCH DRUG America: More than 8 million children now on mind-altering psychiatric medication

The journal Pediatrics reports that poison control centers saw more than 150,000 calls related to people younger than 20 being improperly exposed to such meds from 2000 to 2014. Some of the drugs that are commonly prescribed for ADHD include Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta.

It’s not surprising when you consider that around 6.1 million children aged 2 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and six in ten of these children are taking medication for the condition. The numbers rose by 2 million between 2003 and 2011, and it looks like the problem isn’t going away any time soon. As a matter of fact, the risk of a three-year-old being diagnosed with ADHD is now more than 40 percent, showing how wildly overdiagnosed this condition is. Overall, more than eight million American children take some type of psychotropic drugs.

Jun 01 08:14

Lawsuit Exposes How The Government's "Justice" System Keeps The Poor, Poor

The ACLU of North Carolina, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have slapped the state of North Carolina with a federal lawsuit over the state’s practice of suspending drivers’ licenses over unpaid tickets.

According to Splinter News, in North Carolina, the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is required by state law to automatically revoke a license after it receives notice from the court that a person has failed to pay their fines or penalties or associated costs. The lawsuit alleges that this state law violates the Fourteenth Amendment.

Jun 01 08:14

Comey Grilled As Feds "Seriously" Consider Charging McCabe In Criminal Referral

Federal investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney's office recently interviewed former FBI director James Comey as part of an ongoing probe into whether former FBI #2 Andrew McCabe broke the law when he lied to federal agents, reports the Washington Post.

Investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office recently interviewed former FBI director James B. Comey as part of a probe into whether his deputy, Andrew McCabe, broke the law by lying to federal agents — an indication the office is seriously considering whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, a person familiar with the matter said. -Washington Post

What makes the interview particularly interesting is that Comey and McCabe have given conflicting reports over the events leading up to McCabe's firing, with Comey calling his former deputy a liar in an April appearance on The View.

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