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Mueller BTFO! Federal Judge Dismisses Remaining Charges Against Paul Manafort

Amid reports that former Trump campaign executive Paul Manafort has been spending an awful lot of time in the special counsel's office (visiting at least nine times in the last four weeks, according to CNN), the Virginia judge who presided over the summer trial where Manafort was convicted of 8 counts of tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts has dismissed the 10 remaining deadlocked counts against against the political operative, the first indication of how Manafort's efforts to cooperate with prosecutors (turning over information that some believe could lead to one more bombshell indictment from the special counsel) has benefited him.

Manafort appeared in an Alexandria Federal Court Friday in a wheelchair, and his lawyer complained of his client's ill health, and asked that he be sentenced as soon as possible. Judge T.S. Ellis then set a date for Manafort's sentencing was set for Feb. 8.

Manafort will be sentenced February 8th

— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) October 19, 2018

Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, said this expedited sentencing was for Manafort’s safety. Moving up the pre-sentence investigation would allow Manafort to move as soon as possible out of a local jail and presumably to a federal prison, per the Washington Post.

Mueller's team of prosecutors approved the dismissal after Ellis criticized an arrangement between prosecutors in Manafort that would delay dismissal of his remaining charges as "highly unusual" after Manafort pleaded guilty to charges in a separate case in Washington and agreed to cooperate.

Under the deal, the special counsel did not have to decide whether to prosecute Manafort on the remaining 10 Virginia charges until after he was done cooperating. But Ellis called that agreement "highly unusual" and told the special counsel to make a decision now.

Lawyers with the special-counsel probe agreed, saying they would accept a dismissal of the counts and prepare for sentencing as long as it remains possible to refile the charges in the future. (It is also possible for charges to be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning they can never be filed again).

We still don't know what Manafort told Mueller, but reports have speculated that he could have provided information on a range of issues, from the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia to the Republican Party's decision to soften language in its convention platform pertaining to Russia and Ukraine.

PlentyofCatfishing: Prison Inmates Pose as Underage Girls to Extort Money from U.S. Soldiers

Prisoners in South Carolina have been accused of extorting money from US soldiers after sending illicit photos of girls and then demanding payment.

"Countless prisoners" across the state participated in the scheme, according to a search warrant submitted by US Army investigators earlier this month.

The warrant seeks to access email accounts that are believed to have been used to transfer the money.

Prison officials say mobile phones can be dangerous in the hands of prisoners.

According to the warrant application obtained by the BBC, the prisoners met soldiers online using mobile phone dating apps, in particular one called PlentyOfFish.

After communicating through text messages, the soldiers would receive an unsolicited nude image of a girl, a detective with the US Army Criminal Investigation Command described in the warrant submitted to the Charleston federal court on 3 October.

That message would be followed by another from the prisoner, who would then pretend to be the girl's angry father, and would demand money in exchange for not going to the police.

Typhus Outbreak Strikes LA As Leftist-run City Descends Into Filth, Destitution

ALL THINGS COMMIEFORNIA, THE WORST STATE IN THE USSA: (Schools Sued For Refusing To Teach Children How To Read) (Commiefornia Covers Up Their Polution Levels) (No Right To Bear Arms 1) (No Right To Bear Arms 2) (Illegal Alien Felons Protected In Commiefornia, But Not Citizens 1) (Illegal Alien Felons Protected In Commiefornia, But Not Citizens 2) (Cannot Manage Land Properly, Nor Deal With Disasters 1) (Cannot Manage Land Properly, Nor Deal With Disasters 2) (Commiefornia Leads Nation in Poverty Rate) (Despotic Draconian Regulations Galore 1) (Despotic Draconian Regulations Galore 2) (Child Rape Legalized In Commiefornia) (Horrific Abusive Healthcare Policies) (Human Excrement To Be Dumped Into Tap Water Supply) (MAYOR: “There’s Literally Human Shit Everywhere!”) (Commiefornia Has Outlawed Poverty, The Poor Are Being Arrested) (Victims Flee Commiefornia In Record Numbers Due To High Housing Costs, High Tax Rates) (Commiefornia Seeks To Mandate Amazon Third Party Spying In All New Homes) (Hellhole Commiefornia Will Now JAIL People Who Do Not Ration Water)

Descending into filth and destitution, dirty downtown Los Angeles has become a breeding ground for disease. The county Department of Public Health is now warning downtown residents that a new flea-borne bacterial disease is spreading from the city’s garbage heaps and rat population. This flea-borne typhus causes flu-like symptoms. Once infected, humans experience high fever, chills, headache, and rash. The infectious bacteria, Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia felis, are transmitted by fleas. The flea may emit infectious bacteria from their feces. When a person scratches their skin, the bacterium can enter the epidermis and permeate the person’s bloodstream. The fleas are attracted to stray cats, opossums, and the city’s growing rat population. These animals do not get sick, but they bring the fleas closer to human exposure.

Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis said, “Although typhus normally occurs throughout L.A. County, we are observing several cases in the downtown Los Angeles area.” This is because the city cannot control its waste, garbage, and rodent population. Muntu Davis encourages pet owners “to practice safe flea control” and urges city officials in the county “to ensure maintenance of their trash clean-up and rodent control activities.” The county is also urging residents to secure their trash in cans with lids. The situation is so bad, that residents are encouraged to protect their extremities, wear pants, and tuck them into their socks when they are outside.

This typhus outbreak is one of many diseases that easily gets mistaken for the flu. Because there is an aggressive flu vaccine marketing campaign, many people who get sick by this bacteria think they need the “flu shot.” Although many infections are confused with the flu and misreported, this disease is not transmitted from person to person and is not caused by a virus. There are about 200 cases properly reported every year in the U.S. A blood test can help identify this disease.

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VOTER FRAUD: Texas Democrats Caught Handing Out Pre-checked Voter Applications To Illegal Aliens

The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.

“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that’s made its mark policing states’ voter registration practices.

The Texas secretary of state’s office said it, too, had gotten complaints both from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who said they got mailings asking them to register.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to investigate.

“If true there will be serious consequences,” he said.

The PILF publicly released complaints it sent to Hidalgo and Starr counties asking for an investigation. The organization also provided copies of pre-marked voter applications and the affidavit from the man who said his non-citizen relatives received the mailing.

The applications were pre-addressed to elections officials, which is likely what left many voters to believe they were receiving an official communication from the state.

But the return address was from the State Democratic Executive Committee, and listed an address in Austin that matches the state Democratic Party’s headquarters.

The letter is emblazoned with “Urgent! Your voter registration deadline is October 9.” It continues: “Your voter registration application is inside. Complete, sign and return it today!”

UK blames memes for children becoming fat

Hopping on the “blame the memes” bandwagon, UK researchers have sent a letter to Parliament warning that kids are learning poor health habits from the memes they share on social media.

The letter, sent by Loughborough University researchers to a Parliament committee investigating the impact of social media on teens, demonstrates a poor grasp of what exactly a meme is, though one need only read the New York Times’ latest think-piece on memes to see that academia has never really understood the finer points of internet culture.

NEWS FLASH!! Short, Stout Teapot Releases Shocking Autobiography!

A short, stout, tiny teapot has released a tell-all autobiography, in which all the sordid details of its anatomy are being laid out in the open for anyone to read.

During an impromptu press conference announcing the upcoming autobiography, the teapot was quoted as saying

"I'm a little teapot

Short and stout

Here is my handle"

(that's when he put one hand on his hip)

"Here is my spout"

(and he held his other arm out straight)

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper seemed disappointed that it wasn't the same spout he was hoping to see, so he asked the teapot, "what happens if you get all steamed up?"

The teapot replied

"When I get all steamed up

Hear me shout"…

"Tip me over

and pour me out!"

(that's when the teapot leaned over towards his spout)

Fox News has reported that the teapot is not very clever, which the teapot addressed.

"I'm a clever teapot,

Yes it's true

Here let me show you

What I can do

I can change my handle

And my spout"

(he switched his arm positions)

"Just tip me over and pour me out!"

(and again, he leaned over towards his spout)

More details as they become available.

BOOM! Mexico Dispatches Military Police To Curb Illegal Invaders


Mexico has dispatched two Boeing 727s full of federal police officers to its southern border, as the country prepares for the arrival of a migrant caravan of thousands from Central America.

Five hundred federal police officers in riot gear arrived on Wednesday in Tapachula, Chiapas on the border with Guatemala, where some 4,000 migrants are now marching northward.

The presence of federal forces on the southern border of the country is not to stop migrants from crossing the border, but to help immigration officials maintain order, Mexican Federal Police Commissioner Manelich Castilla Craviotto told Noticeros Televisia.

'The INM reiterates its unrestricted commitment to respect the human rights of migrants,' said Mexico's National Institute of Migration, a government agency that controls and supervises immigration.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Thursday that he will use military force to seal the U.S-Mexico border unless Mexico intervenes.

'I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!' Trump wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the massive caravan continued its trek north in a bold attempt to reach the United States, defying threats from President Donald Trump to stop aid to countries that let them pass.

The group reached Guatamala City on Wednesday, about 180 miles from the Mexican border, where Mexican officials greeted leaders of the march.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry said that at the meeting, 'reliable and updated information was provided on the procedures required by the Government of Mexico to allow regular entry of migrants to Mexico and the process to be followed for those who wish to request recognition of refugee status.'

The officials also advised the migrants that there was no transit visa that would allow them to cross to the northern border with the US, according to the Foreign Ministry.


Breaking News! Spout -tipping ensues regardless of drowning attempts by over-eager mods

A short, stout, tiny teapot has released a tell-all autobiography, in which all the sordid details of its anatomy are being laid out in the open for anyone to read.

During an impromptu press conference announcing the upcoming autobiography, the teapot was quoted as saying

"I'm a little teapot

Short and stout

Here is my handle"

(that's when he put one hand on his hip)

"Here is my spout"

(and he held his other arm out straight)

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper seemed disappointed that it wasn't the same spout he was hoping to see, so he asked the teapot, "what happens if you get all steamed up?"

The teapot replied

"When I get all steamed up

Hear me shout"…

"Tip me over

and pour me out!"

(that's when the teapot leaned over towards his spout)

Fox News has reported that the teapot is not very clever, which the teapot addressed.

"I'm a clever teapot,

Yes it's true

Here let me show you

What I can do

I can change my handle

And my spout"

(he switched his arm positions)

"Just tip me over and pour me out!"

(and again, he leaned over towards his spout)

More details as they become available.

France Busted Dumping Migrants Across Italian Border

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an "international disgrace" on Tuesday after French police were caught driving two migrants across the Italian border and dumping them in Italy, reports Reuters.

On Friday, witnesses reported seeing a French police van cross the mountain border at Claviere, near the Italian ski resort of Sestriere, and making two black men get out in a wooded area before driving back the short distance to France. -Reuters

According to French media, the head of the Hautes-Alpes region which shares a border with France acknowledged the crossing, calling the incursion "an error."

Salvini, the head of the far-right League party, brushed off the excuse and demanded to know the identities of the two migrants.

"What happened in Claviere represents an unprecedented offence against our country," Salvini wrote on Facebook. "We are facing an international disgrace, and (French President Emmanuel) Macron can not pretend nothing has happened."

Macron has staunchly opposed Italy's anti-immigration stance while simultaneously resisting taking in refugees tooth and nail. In August the French President said he represents the "main opponent" to economic nationalists like Salvini. Two months prior, a spokesman for Macron's party said that Italy's refusal to accept charity rescue ships from Italian ports "makes me vomit."

Salvini applied the "vomit" standard to the abandoned migrants, writing on Facebook: "I wonder if international organizations, starting with the United Nations and European Union, do not find it vomit-making to leave people in an isolated area, without any assistance," adding "Paris must inform us IMMEDIATELY the identities of the immigrants left in the woods. Names, surnames, nationalities, dates of birth."

Salvini included a picture of a red-faced macron in his Facebook post alongside the text "International shame. Italy won’t accept apologies."

Goldman Sachs: Curing Cancer Is Not A Sustainable Business Model, Goyim!


Curing patients of terminal illnesses, such as cancer, is not a “sustainable business model,” according to a new report by banking giant Goldman Sachs that suggests curing patients is not profitable enough, unlike “long-term treatment.”

The investment firm also urged investors to resist backing pioneering “gene therapy” treatments as “one-shot cures” are bad for business in the long term.

In a report entitled “The Genome Revolution,” the worlds fifth largest bank asks: “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?”

Analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday says that long-term treatments garner far more revenue than “one-shot cures,” saying:

“The potential to deliver ‘one-shot cures’ is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy, and gene editing.

“However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies.

“While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow.”

According to CNBC, Richter cited Gilead Sciences’ treatments for hepatitis C, which achieved cure rates of more than 90 percent.The company’s U.S. sales for these hepatitis C treatments peaked at $12.5 billion in 2015, but have been falling ever since.

Goldman estimates the U.S. sales for these treatments will be less than $4 billion this year, according to a table in the report.

“GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients,” the analyst wrote.

“In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients, thus the incident pool also declines…

“Where an incident pool remains stable (eg, in cancer) the potential for a cure poses less risk to the sustainability of a franchise.”

European Globalists Cower In Fear After Historic Trump-Quake Leaves Germany In Ruins

European Globalists Cower In Fear After Historic Trump-Quake Leaves Germany In Ruins


A thought-provoking new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the fears held by European Union globalists that they occupied a special place in “Trump’s Hell”, were fully realized hours ago when a defiant President Trump appeared in a nationwide television broadcast interview to declare that the United States has no ally worse than the EU—and whose damning words were translated into reality when Trump-loyal forces in Germany destroyed Chancellor Angela Merkel in an historic political earthquake election the likes of which have not been seen in nearly 70 years—that was quickly followed by Trump-loyal anti-immigrant forces in Belgium, also, nearing an historic election win—both of which now have these elite socialist EU globalists cowering in fear over what their fate may be in the rapidly approaching European Parliament elections expected to be held in 23–26 May 2019, where a total of 751 Members of the European Parliament currently representing some 500 million people from 28 member states will be elected by a continent seething in such anger, some experts are now seeing parallels between today and the late-1930’s, which led to World War II. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.],_2019

According to this report, for nearly 70 years, an elitist socialist cadre of Western European leaders enacted a master plan to enslave their entire population by seducing them with cradle-to-grave social services, while at the same removing from these people all of the vestiges of their Christian heritage and centuries long fought for freedoms.

In April-2015, this report continues, and in a furtherance of this enslavement plan, the leftist-socialist German Chancellor Angela Merkel unilaterally suspended the EU’s 1990 protocol that forced refugees to seek asylum in the first European country in which they set foot, thus flooding Europe with tens-of-millions of radical Islamic immigrants who would wipe out this continent’s Christian heritage and national borders forever—but whose shocking action saw the British peoples awakening from their decades long slumber and mounting a last ditch defense effort to save their nation and their freedoms—and is now called the 23 June 2016 Brexit vote to remove the UK from the EU.

Russia Now Selling S-400s To India As Both Prepare To Bypass US Petrodollar

The Russian-Indian time-tested partnership has experienced an upward trend in all areas of cooperation in recent years. Last year, the two great powers marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The leaders meet regularly and hold phone conversations to discuss acute problems. A very important event has just taken place to bring the two nations even closer.

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, approved the $6.2 billion S-400 Triumf deal with Russia on Sept.26. It’s rather symbolic that the final decision to purchase the five cutting-edge air defense systems to protect Indian critical infrastructure sites was taken just a few days before the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India scheduled on Oct.4-5. The Indian government defied the US threats to impose sanctions for buying Russian weapons in accordance with the 2017 “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (CAATSA) the way it did to “punish” China for buying the same systems and Su-35 combat planes.

The law allows making a waiver for India but US officials do not guarantee New Delhi will be exempt. It takes a risk by dealing with Russia. India has signed multiple multi-billion deals with US weapons producers. Defense Secretary James Mattis and State Secretary Mike Pompeo tried to talk India out of the S-400 deal during the 2+2 talks in September. Randall G. Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, has warned that a waiver is not a slam dunk decision. Indeed, if an exemption is made, others will demand waivers too, but with no sanctions imposed, the CAATSA will be deprived of any purpose. The US has put itself into an awkward situation and has to make a hard choice.

Russia and India are in talks on the way to make non-dollar payments. They could resort to clearing options, another currency, such as the Singapore dollar, or a go-between based in a third country. The US uses go-betweens to sell arms to the Syrian Kurds.

The two nations have a 60-year history of military cooperation, with Russia being the single largest supplier of hardware. The sides joined together to develop the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile. India also fields Russia's S-300 air-defense system, and its INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier is made in Russia and uses Russian aircraft.

The list of Russian weapons used by the Indian military is really long. India is finalizing negotiations with Russia to purchase 48 additional Mi-17-V5 utility helicopters. The agreement on the purchase of four frigates may be signed during the upcoming Russian-Indian October summit. New Delhi also wants to lease a Russian nuclear submarine.

Young Commie Democrats Are Angry Because The Boomers Are Still In Control Of Their Party

Ambitious, young House Democrats have a problem: At a time when the party is calling for generational change, there are few opportunities to advance.

Leadership has long been static for Democrats in the House. Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Jim Clyburn, the top three Democrats, respectively, have all been at the top of the House Democratic ladder for more than a decade. And none have shown any signs of leaving; Pelosi has said she expects to be speaker if Democrats retake the House in November.

That stagnation has some Democrats worried that their caucus is bleeding talent, and it has left two options for the party’s rising stars — try to work their way up outside of the traditional leadership structure or head for the exits.

In conversations with BuzzFeed News over the last few months, Democrats have pointed to varying ways that newer members have sought relevance within a party that has traditionally prioritized experience and required members put in time before they get to run the show. Their solutions and complaints show a bubbling frustration with the current system, from who fills the top leadership posts to the party’s choice to prioritize seniority to fill high-ranking committee spots.

“I had been there for four years when I decided to run for the Senate, and I was at the point where I was either going to have to stick around for another 20 in order to become chairman of a committee or look to find another place to make a difference,” Sen. Chris Murphy told BuzzFeed News.

“I thought I was making a difference in the House, but it was not particularly appetizing to look at having to fight for relevance for the next decade before I even sniffed of a significant subcommittee chairmanship,” Murphy said.

He’s not alone in that sentiment. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, a frequent critic of his own party's leadership, said that promising Democrats are leaving the House “all the time” because they see no upward mobility. “They see no path forward, and they’re often not even respected for their contributions.”

Good! Pro-Invasion Italian Mayor Arrested for Immigration Fraud, Treason


"Italy’s world-famous pro-Third World invasion mayor, Domenico Lucano - who was listed by Fortune magazine as one of the “world’s greatest leaders in 2016” - has been arrested for immigration fraud…

"And the hundreds of African invaders staying in his town illegally have been rounded up in preparation for deportation.

"The move follows Lucano’s arrest earlier this month on charges of involvement in organizing “marriages of convenience” for asylum purposes.

"Lucano also made himself guilty of corruption charges when he skipped a tender process to award a trash management contract to a local co-operative which was employing the African invaders - a clear breach of the law.

"Salvini welcomed Lucano’s arrest and the shipping out of the African invaders as “proof that the government of change has declared war on the immigration business.”

"There were 430 Africans in Riace, making up just under one-quarter of the residents. It is not year clear where the Africans will be sent, but Salvini has vowed to ship most of them home."

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Saudi Royal Family Considering Replacement For Crown Prince bin Salman

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny it's faced in its modern history over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — widely believed to have been killed on orders of MbS himself.

The Li Figaro report's unnamed diplomatic source says the Allegiance Council, which is historically the body responsible for approving the order of succession to the throne, is currently meeting in secret (translation from the French):

For several days, the Allegiance Council for the ruling Saudi family is meeting in the utmost discretion, says a diplomatic source to Le Figaro in Paris. The information has been confirmed by a Saudi Arabian contacted in Riyadh. Composed of a delegate representing each of the clans — at least seven — of the royal family, this body, responsible for inheritance problems, examines the situation created by the disappearance, still unresolved, more than a fortnight ago, of the journalist dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The report in France's oldest top three national newspapers further suggests the ruling family is seeking to replace the 33-year old MbS with his much less ambitious and more predictable brother, Prince Khalid bin Salman.

The council was already seen as having broken the customary rules of succession last year when it appointed MbS as the new crown prince over next-in-line to the throne Mohammed bin Nayef; however, the council's authority has tended to be seen as a rubber stamp on already decided succession by the most powerful figures within the ruling family.

The Le Figaro report further cited a Saudi source who explained the transition wouldn't necessarily be immediate, but that Khalid would gradually replace his brother.

Khalid, who's even younger than MbS at 28, is said to be popular both at home and abroad, and is generally seen as someone who can improve the kingdom's image in the West.

He's been Saudi ambassador to the United States since taking the post in April 2017 but was recalled last week, according to The New York Times. He flew directly back to Riyadh where he was present for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's high pressure but brief visit with King Salman and MbS to discuss to Khashoggi disappearance.

If the ruling family is pushing to replace MbS, it's likely to be announced fast (or at least "leaks" of the news will continue) in order to relieve the continued pressure on Riyadh.

Pelosi Admits Democrat Agendas Will 'Screw Some Americans Over' But 'So Be It'

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Well, maybe we can give some points for honesty, though it’s still a pretty crappy thing to say. Who are we kidding? These are Democrats we’re talking about. With the 2018 midterms less than 20 days away, Democrats are feeling good about their chances to retake the House. The Senate is cooked for them. The field is simply too unfavorable. Yet, if they’re successful in retaking the lower chamber, we could see the return of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The thought makes me want to commit ritual suicide, but here we are.

With House Democrats in charge, expect insanity. I mean, we’ve seen it hardcore this year, but jack it up to eleven, with endless subpoenas, investigations, and the grand resurgence of the Red Scare. Yes, Russian collusion nonsense will reach an ever greater fever pitch than it is now. As for the economy, well, high taxes and regulations are going to try and make a comeback. The economy is booming right now. Just watch what happens when you put a Democrat in charge, especially since this party is undergoing a far left facelift. For those who disagree with this route and might get screwed over with this lurch to the Left approach to the economy, Rep. Pelosi was frank: "so be it."


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said over the weekend that her preferred economic policies would entail "collateral damage" on certain groups.

"We owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there is some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn't be our original purpose," Pelosi said.

She wasn’t specific, but we all know whom she was probably referring to with these remarks: Rural voters, Republicans…Trump voters. They don’t care about these people, which is roughly half the country. They only care about the liberal enclaves and the cities. Typical, but also the only areas where liberals reign supreme, peddling their garbage politics with an appalling sense of arrogance, which masks their idiocy. We all know what their economic agenda is; Obama executed one of the cornerstones before Trump stopped it: the clean power plan (aka a jobs and economy killer).

BOOM! Chinese Markets Are Crashing

The Treasury's latest semiannual FX report may have spared China the designation of currency manipulator (for now… in a new twist, there was a section dedicated exclusively to China in the Executive Summary, a clear signal from the Treasury that China is the disproportionate focus of the report stating that 'it is is clear that China is not resisting depreciation through intervention as it had in the recent past'), but the market was not as forgiving.

In the latest shock to Chinese confidence, overnight Chinese shares extended the world’s worst slump as the yuan touched its weakest level in almost two years, testing the government’s ability to maintain market stability and calm as risks continued to mount for Asia’s largest economy.

Two days after we reported that concerns about pledged shares, in which major investors put up stock as collateral for personal loans - a disastrous practice when stock prices are dropping - emerged as a key pressure point for China's market, overnight Bloomberg confirmed that "rising fears of widespread margin calls fueled a 3 percent tumble in the Shanghai Composite Index, which sank to a nearly four-year low as more than 13 stocks fell for each that rose."

The concentrated selloff, sent the Shanghai Composite down 2.9%, closing at session lows of 2,486, the lowest level since November 2014, as China's plunge-protecting "National Team" was nowhere to be seen.

Lots of stuff in the press about China and debt… and much of it casting doubt on the sustainability of China’s economic miracle – including its ability to continue as the major economic partner across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

But first, a diversion… I got taken to task by a US chum yesterday for being pro-Trump in recent comments. Harsh. Whatever I think of him is immaterial. It’s the political process that got him there, the geopolitical forces disturbed by his actions, and the real market effects he creates that matter. Loathe him or loathe him… he’s creating winds that move markets. Markets are about politics.

During the late summer we were treated to an American Aircraft Carrier (the USS Harry S Truman) moored in the Solent at the foot of our garden. A Nimitz class CVA is a great example of power projection. But, historically, the American’s don’t achieve their decisive victories through military muscle. Where they attempt to do so – in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, for instance, they proved the ineffectiveness of using a multi-billion dollar missile against an AK47, and that motivated guerrillas will win every time.

It’s very interesting to compare and contrast Trump rhetoric. In the last few days he’s pulled back from criticism of Saudi prince/thug MbS. He’s unapologetically told the American people that Saudi is a very important source of big defence contracts creating US jobs – therefore he will deal with them. Saudi is not a real threat. At the same time, he’s saying nothing about US jobs he’s willing to trade-off thru his Economic campaign against China.

Where America wins is in terms of economic muscle. The Japanese knew that before Pearl Harbour 80 years ago, the Russians learnt it in the 80’s. And now the Chinese are being treated to a similar lesson today.

The US can withstand declining energy exports to China far longer than Xi can withstand real growth tumbling from the Party’s mandated 7% to closer to 5.5% (or whatever it really is). The government are combating weakness by letting the currency fall – courting further Trump anger at perfidious currency manipulators.

Analysts are looking at a potential cascade crisis in China: falling growth, declining house prices, rising personality cult of Xi, increasing unrest, demographic crisis, nascent corporate debt crisis, banking weakness, and loss of confidence in stock markets. Some of them conclude it’s a binary game China is bound to lose – and a collapse in China will have catastrophic effects on the global economy.

Today the main headlines are about burgeoning China debt over the past years – how much hidden regional government lending is hidden within the financial system and how much has been squandered. Its also about unreported corporate debt linked to regional government and how overextended banks and domestic lenders are to companies now facing slowdown. As the Chinese economy relies heavily on corporate investment for growth, any slowdown caused by a banking crisis or even retrenchment creates a perception of weakness. As I’ve said before, debt is needed to fuel growth, but when it takes over.. its never a good thing.

A China in crisis plays well for Trump, demonstrating the success of his economic campaigns. Sure, he can afford a few job losses, or, who blinks first? Xi knows China won’t win an economic battle with Trump’s US. What other cards does Xi hold? Not enough. Yet.

Eating Too Much Processed Sugar Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Research has found that a high intake of processed sugar can raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that high sugar levels caused by excessive consumption of processed sugars can damage an essential enzyme called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), which is associated with inflammation in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to research, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, which develops as a result of the buildup of abnormal proteins that form plaque and clog the parts of the brain. In turn, these clogs continuously damage the brain, leading to serious cognitive problems. However, although previous research discovered that cellular proteins are harmed by glucose and its products through glycation, the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and sugar is not yet completely understood.

Thus, researchers from the University of Bath and Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, both in the U.K., looked at the brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease by using a method that helps identify the process of glycation.

Results revealed that during the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease, glycation damages the MIF enzyme, which is essential in regulating insulin levels and the immune response. MIF also plays a role in the reaction of glial brain cells to the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. thereby, the researchers suspect that the decrease and prevention of MIF activity due to glycation could be the beginning of the progression of the disease. It also seems that glycation of these enzymes increases as Alzheimer’s advances.

Therefore, the researchers concluded that since sugar damage can reduce the functioning of MIF, this could be a primary risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tips to avoid indulging in processed sugars

Eating too much sugar does not only increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but also other diseases, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and tooth decay. Thus, it really is important to cut your sugar intake. Some experts recommend that the daily added sugar intake should not exceed six teaspoons or 25 grams (g) for women and nine teaspoons or 37 g for men. Here are some tips you can try to cut your sugar intake:

Avoid sugary drinks: Instead of drinking sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks, opt for lower-sugar drink options. These include water, sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice, herbal or fruit teas, unsweetened tea, and black or flat white coffee. Avoiding sugary drinks can greatly reduce your sugar intake and could help you lose weight.

Avoid sugary desserts: Most desserts like cakes, pies, and ice cream are packed with sugar. If you are craving something sweet, opt for fresh fruit, Greek yogurt with cinnamon or fruit, baked fruit with cream, dark chocolate, or dates. These alternatives not only cut your sugar intake, but also increase your fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake.

Read labels carefully: Sometimes, added sugars can be difficult to identify as current food labels don’t differentiate between natural sugars and added sugars. Therefore, you will have to check the ingredients list and note the order in which sugar appears on the list because ingredients are listed in order of the highest percentage first. Added sugar is also disguised in other names, making it more difficult to identify. Here are some of the most common names: high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar or juice, maltose, dextrose, invert sugar, rice syrup, molasses, and caramel.

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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

One slide Dr. Novembre has folded into his recent talks depicts a group of white nationalists chugging milk at a 2017 gathering to draw attention to a genetic trait known to be more common in white people than others — the ability to digest lactose as adults. It also shows a social media post from an account called “Enter The Milk Zone” with a map lifted from a scientific journal article on the trait’s evolutionary history.

In most of the world, the article explains, the gene that allows for the digestion of lactose switches off after childhood. But with the arrival of the first cattle herders in Europe some 5,000 years ago, a chance mutation that left it turned on provided enough of a nutritional leg up that nearly all of those who survived eventually carried it. In the post, the link is accompanied by a snippet of hate speech urging individuals of African ancestry to leave America. “If you can’t drink milk,” it says in part, “you have to go back.”

In an inconvenient truth for white supremacists, a similar bit of evolution turns out to have occurred among cattle breeders in East Africa. Scientists need to be more aware of the racial lens through which some of their basic findings are being filtered, Dr. Novembre says, and do a better job at pointing out how they can be twisted.

OUCH! Hillary Clinton Gets Scortched By Leftist Publication, 'Go The Hell Away Already'

In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton.

The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists was a problem. Now, she’s curious about the reporters covering Trump and has been putting out the occasional feeler.

The under-the-radar overtures have come as Clinton has been re-inserting herself into the Trump story in other, more public ways.

In just one example of the liberal groans that greeted Clinton’s comments, New York Times editorial board member Michelle Cottle blasted the former nominee in an op-ed Thursday, urging her to keep quiet.

There’s also no sign that Clinton intends to give up the spotlight after the midterm elections, when Democrats begin their process of choosing a 2020 nominee and when a pre-existing relationship with the Clintons is widely seen as a vulnerability.

She and former President Bill Clinton recently announced a 13-city arena tour, produced by Live Nation, billed as “An Evening with the Clintons,” which will launch in late November. Tickets to the events are on sale for between $120 and $370, with the proceeds going to the Clintons.

“Just guessing this isn’t the story Democratic candidates were looking for in the homestretch of the midterms,” David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, tweeted in response to Clinton’s answer about Lewinsky.

The strange position Clinton currently occupies is perhaps best illustrated by her relationship with the Andrew Gillum campaign. On election night, Hillary and Bill Clinton both called the Tallahassee mayor, who is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party and who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, to congratulate him and offer themselves as surrogates for anything he needed in his gubernatorial campaign, a source familiar with the call said. Since then, the Gillum campaign hasn’t invited Bill Clinton to do anything—closed- or open-door. And the campaign experienced some blowback from liberals for announcing that Hillary Clinton would campaign for Gillum.

“Even Hillary voters don’t want to see or hear from her again,” Miami filmmaker Billy Corben tweeted.

Most of the incoming requests for Clinton are to raise money, said one former adviser familiar with her plans. She’s been working closely with Gov. Howard Dean, who has partnered with her on her PAC, Onward Together.

But despite being the first woman to clinch her party’s presidential nomination, Clinton is seen as a discordant fit to publicly stump for many young, progressive female candidates. She has received some requests to campaign, in places where she is seen as a surrogate who can move suburban women to come out and vote.

In 2020, however, it remains to be seen who wants to campaign with her, and how much.

BOOM! McCaskill Campaign Hides Planned Parenthood Contributions



Two days after Missouri Senator McCaskill was exposed by Project Verita s as being considerably more communist that she would like her moderate voters to know, issued a demand for an investigation into the fraud she says Project Veritas committed in the making of a series of “sting” videos of her re-election campaign.

After an initial outright denial, McCaskill has claimed since the videos were released that she now remembers someone taking video and trying to get her to make statements on camera that were at odds with her actual positions.

The second video inside McCaskill's Campaign has just been leaked showing how McCaskill is trying to cover-up her ties with the abortion lobby.

Video shows drunk, racist white men attacking Hispanic fans at a Cubs game on Hispanic Heritage Day

An apparently racially-fueled brawl broke out in the Wrigley Field bleachers after Monday night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, with at least one person caught on video shouting racial slurs as security struggled to separate the participants.

One video of the fight was posted on Twitter at 10:19 p.m. by @SonRanto after the team’s 5-1 loss. It was also the team’s Hispanic Heritage Day.

The video shows several people fighting, while others attempt to separate two men from the group. One man is heard repeatedly yelling, “There’s no fighting in the bleachers!”

A woman is heard shouting, “Stop it!” while a man shouts, “He hit me in the face!”

Kleenex to ban mansize tissues due to sexism

Kleenex is scrapping "Mansize" branding from its tissue boxes after 60 years on the shelves as consumers called it out for being sexist.

The company said the tissues would now be called "Extra Large". One customer questioned the firm after her four-year-old son asked if "girls, boys and mummies" can use them. Kleenex didn't confirm a release date but told shoppers to "keep an eye out" for the new boxes. Kleenex For Men first launched in 1956, offering an alternative to large cotton handkerchiefs that were still popular at the time, and claiming to "stay strong when wet".

Online critics tweeted Kleenex to ask them why its products still used the term "Mansize", saying "the world is changing" and that "it is 2018". Kleenex thanked customers for their concern and confirmed the new "Extra Large" labelling. The BBC has approached Kleenex for comment, but the company has yet to respond. However, in a statement given to the Daily Telegraph, a spokesman for its parent company, Kimberly-Clark, said the firm was registering "a consistent increase of complaints on gender concern". He added: "Kimberly-Clark in no way suggests that being both soft and strong is an exclusively masculine trait, nor do we believe that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality.

"Nevertheless, as we remain committed to developing the best possible products for our consumers and take any feedback extremely seriously, we decided to renovate our current product and update the product subbrand as Kleenex Extra Large." The Advertising Standards Authority - which regulates adverts in the UK - told the BBC it had not received any complaints about the product, but it was carrying out "a significant amount of work around gender stereotypes in ads". Plans include setting new standards on adverts that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics, and cracking down on those which mock people for not conforming to stereotypes.

Cosby says other martrys:Malcolm X,Martin Luther King,Mandela prepped him for the pen,teaches cons

“Mr. Cosby said Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela helped him prepare for this chapter of his life,” Wyatt told the publication.

Cosby, 81, is giving advice to other inmates about their situations, referring to them as “residents” rather than inmates. “He has been able to speak with other inmates about their situation and impart advice,” Wyatt told the publication. “Mr. Cosby loves hearing other stories of the inmates whom he calls residents.”

Controversial Streamer Suspended From Twitch, Barred From TwitchCon After 'Harassment'

Last week, controversial Twitch streamer Ali “Gross Gore” Larsen landed himself in hot water after attendees of official Runescape convention RuneFest alleged that he’d harassed women and gotten into a physical altercation with another streamer. Now he says he’s been suspended from Twitch and forbidden from attending TwitchCon, but, he claims, this happened because of a different incident at the Runescape convention.

Larsen, whose Twitch URL now redirects to Twitch’s front page, posted about his suspension yesterday on Twitter.

“Due to past events that happened last week, I’ve been issued a 30-day ban on Twitch & I am NOT allowed to attend Twitchcon,” he said. “No words…”

Chinese light pollution loving city wants to launch fake moon satellite 8x brighter than real thing

The satellite, which is also known as an artificial moon, will be able to illuminate a roughly 6- to 50-mile wide stretch of the southwestern Chinese city with light eight times brighter than that of the real moon. If all goes well, the fake moon will produce enough light to replace Chengdu’s street lamps. According to The Asia Times, Chengdu’s artificial moon will feature a highly reflective coating that reflects the sun’s rays via solar panel-like wings. The angles of these wings can be tweaked in order to create a precise illumination range of several dozen meters.

Wu Chunfeng, head of the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute, unveiled the singular plan at a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship event held last week. Citing the imagined French necklace of mirrors as the impetus for the project, Chunfeng explained that the technology behind the satellite has been in the testing phase for years but is finally near completion.

Although Chengdu, capital of China’s Sichuan province, is set to be the man-made moon’s focus, astronomers across the globe will reportedly be able to spot the satellite’s glow as they search the night sky. Giulio Calenne of Chinese commerce outlet CIFnews writes that the idea has raised concerns amongst those who fear the artificial light could have adverse effects on wildlife and astronomical observation.

Kang Weimin, director of the Harbin Institute of Technology’s School of Aerospace, refutes these concerns, telling Calenne that the satellite will produce a dusk-like glow far too faint to transform night into day.

For now, details on the proposed moon—including further satellite specifications, cost and launch date—remain scarce. As Fortune’s Don Reisinger notes, Chengdu officials hope the project will generate a financial windfall, allowing the city to cut electricity costs and attract tourists.

This isn’t the first time researchers have tried to illuminate the skies with artificial rays. The Telegraph’s Joseph Archer reports that Russian scientists launched a mirror-equipped spacecraft designed to brighten Siberia’s sun-deprived streets back in 1999.

The device, dubbed Znamya 2, collapsed soon after take-off and was subsequently abandoned. Still, the underlying concept embraced by the experiment — which The New York Times described at the time as a test of “the feasibility of illuminating points on Earth with light equivalent to that of several full moons” — remains an enticing prospect. And, by 2020, it may even become reality.

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British academics say Memes contribute to teenage obesity

It's been a bad few weeks for memes.

In mid-September the European Parliament passed a new copyright law that some have dubbed a "meme ban."

Then Sweden's advertising watchdog ruled that the popular "distracted boyfriend" meme is sexist.

Now, academics have told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the UK obesity crisis and doing harm to teenagers on a significant scale.

Memes carry dangerous health-related messages and make light of unhealthy eating habits, researchers from Loughborough University wrote in a letter sent to a British parliamentary committee.

"A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet memes, with both positive and negative messages," they wrote, noting that many "contain inappropriate material."

A picture of an overweight child with the caption "Free food? Count me in!" was sent along with the letter as an example of a meme the researchers found dangerous.

The academics were also concerned by a meme that created a human-like body from pictures of pizzas and hamburgers, with frankfurters used for limbs and a smiley-faced potato for a face.

The body was captioned "me" and placed alongside images of three well-defined bodies for comparison.

"The vast majority of sharers display little, if any, emotion when sharing these memes," the academics commented.

"Just washed this chocolate bar with soap," read the caption to another image included in the letter, along with #cleaneating.

"Internet memes are generally viewed as entertaining but they also represent a body of cultural practice that does not account for the specific needs and rights of teenagers," the researchers warned.

"Unhealthy lifestyles cost the NHS billions every year," they added, suggesting that "the dangers of inaccurate/inappropriate health messages" contained in memes could be a contributing factor.

They also noted that memes "have the potential to normalize undesirable behaviors," and often "contain inappropriate material or ridicule others by race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body shape, religion, diet."


A Toronto children’s hospital proposed policy says that in some cases for physician-assisted suicide for children, parents may not be notified until after the child has died.

"Usually, the family is intimately involved in this (end-of-life) decision-making process,” according to the British Medical Journal's J Medical Ethics paper from doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

“If, however, a capable patient explicitly indicates that they do not want their family members involved in their decision-making, although health care providers may encourage the patient to reconsider and involve their family, ultimately the wishes of capable patients with respect to confidentiality must be respected,” the doctors said.

The doctors created a flowchart of scenarios showing how medically induced death could occur at the Toronto hospital.

The province of Ontario does not require parents to sign off if a “capable” minor decides to refuse treatment. The proposed policy says because minors can refuse treatment there is “no legal reason” for parent involvement in assisted suicide.

“The fact is medical assistance in dying is now legal, and it’s legal in many places around the world,” said bioethicist Bridget Campion. “Now that it is legal, many practitioners are saying, ‘How do we do this?’”

A 2017 survey of more than 1,000 Canadian doctors found that about 33 percent of them believe assisted suicide should be illegal for minors. Half believe “mature” minor should be able to ask for assisted suicide.

The pro-life group Live Action said the proposed policy from the hospital is “sickening".

Couple hospitalized after man gets his head stuck in his wife’s vagina

A couple was transported to the hospital in a very awkward position last night after a man somehow got his head stuck in his wife’s vagina during a strange sexual game.

Tom and Janis Morrison, a young couple from the small town of Greensboro in Alabama, called 911 around 10:00 pm last night to ask for an ambulance.

Samantha Irving, the operator who took the call, says she thought it as a joke when he explained the situation.

“The woman told me that her husband had fallen and that his head was now stuck in her vaginal cavity. I really thought that it was a group of teenagers making a prank call.”

Despite Ms. Irving’s doubts, she sent an ambulance on the site and the paramedics rapidly realized that the situation was in fact very serious.

Bill Austin, one of the paramedics who transported the couple, claims they were lying naked on their bed and partially covered in blood.

“The woman kept screaming out in pain whenever the guy moved, but he had half of his face buried in there and he looked like he was going through Hell!”

The couple was transported to the nearby Hale County Hospital, where doctors were able to separate the couple.

Ms. Morrison suffered from severe internal bleeding but is now stable, while her husband has suffered only a few scratches and bruises.

According to doctors, both could also suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Putin:Russians "Will Go To Heaven" In a Nuclear War, Americans, to hell

Russians will "go to heaven" as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

"We have no concept of a preemptive strike," Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience.

"In such a situation, we expect to be struck by nuclear weapons, but we will not use them" first, he said.

"The aggressor will have to understand that retaliation is inevitable, that it will be destroyed and that we, as victims of aggression, as martyrs, will go to heaven.

"They will simply die because they won't even have time to repent," he said to some laughter from the audience.

Putin last year unveiled "invincible" new weapons that would render Western missile defence systems obsolete.

In 2016 he called for the country to reinforce its military nuclear potential.

Orban: EU’s pro-migration forces want to push everything through before the EUSSR elections in May

Brussels is “going full steam ahead” with its migration schemes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his regular Friday interview to public radio.

Orban said pro-immigration forces currently in power in Brussels want to push everything through before the May European parliamentary elections, since there would be a majority that rejects pro-immigration policies after the vote.

The European Commission has just published its programme on what to implement urgently, which, he said, was antithetical to all that Hungarians stand for.

“It is about establishing a permanent migrant settlement programme, opening legal migration routes and creating a pilot migration programme with African countries and introducing a humanitarian visa.”

He went on to say that it also involved getting NGOs to assess such visas and stripping European Union member states of their border protection responsibilities.

Orban said for this reason there would be a “tough few days” during the upcoming EU summit in Brussels. The prime minister insisted that at the forefront of the European Parliament’s “pro-migration side” were the Liberals – “the strongest group in terms of its financial and media support” – which, he said, tended “to mess with Hungary”.

Breaking News!! Man Discloses The Way He Likes It !!

Fox News- Reports have flooded in that a man has announced the way he likes it. The man, known only as 'K.C.' held an impromptu press conference, in which he (and a backup band) explained the situation to reporters.

"When you take me by the hand

Tell me I'm your lovin' man

When you give me all your love

And do it, babe, the very best you can"

"Oh, that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh

That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh

That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh

That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh"

"When I get to be in your arms

When we're all, all alone

When you whisper sweet in my ear

When you turn, turn me on"

"Oh, that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh

That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh

I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh

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at this point, the man's backup singers told the reporters,

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More details as they become available.

Sen. Lindsey Graham:Saudi leader is a wreaking ball, out with him

Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., and other influential politicians warned of dire consequences on Tuesday, saying the prince, often known as MBS for short, should be removed from his post.

“This guy is a wrecking ball, he had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey, and to expect me to ignore it, I feel used and abused,” Graham said on Fox and Friends. “Saudi Arabia, if you’re listening, there are a lot of good people you could choose, but MBS has tainted your country and tainted himself.”

U. S. President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It’s now become much riskier.

Even if an investigation into what happened to Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul exonerates the prince and the top Saudi leadership, the administration’s deep reliance on him will be severely tested not least because of broad bipartisan revulsion in Congress to as-yet unconfirmed accounts of Khashoggi’s fate. Already, prominent lawmakers from both parties are questioning his fitness to lead the country and suggesting it might be time to rethink U.S.-Saudi relations and sharply curb arms sales.

WAR AGAINST 1ST AMENDMENT: Facebook, Google Declare All Pro-liberty Speech 'Russian Spam'

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If Right-leaning media and commentators thought that the big tech firms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube were censoring them before, they haven’t seen anything yet.

Like the rest of the insane Left, the libs who run the social media behemoths are becoming increasingly frustrated with conservatives and supporters of POTUS Donald Trump over all of his “winning” – the booming economy, the record-setting stock market, historic tax cuts, jobs galore, trade victories, and progress on a number of foreign policy fronts. So rather than woo Americans with superior arguments and better ideas, they’d rather behave like Hitler, Stalin, and modern-day China and quash their political opponents by taking away their voice.

But the effort to censor the Right is more sinister than just shutting out voices. The big tech platforms want direct access to the minds of billions of people, programming them with deep state, authoritarian government propaganda as a means of stealing power rather than earning it.

As Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper noted Friday:

Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It’s just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they’ll soon have unquestioned access to the minds of more than 2 billion people. And this should terrify everyone who wants to be free to question the status quo and to seek a wide range of information.

Hundreds of alternative media site administrators logged onto Facebook to discover that their accounts had been removed. Soon after, many of these sites and their writers found that their Twitter accounts had also been suspended.

Included were very popular and well-trafficked pages belonging to The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans); The Free Thought Project (3.1 million); Press for Truth (350,000); Police the Police (1.9 million); Cop Block (1.7 million); and Punk Rock Libertarians (125,000) – these are just a handful of the many indy media pages that were unpublished.

But why Luther asks? What was the point? (Related: CNN goes insane, claims independent media is a “terrorist” network that should be criminalized and exterminated.)

According to Facebook officials, the page administrators were suddenly in violation of company spam policies. “Today, we’re removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior,” said Facebook public relations staff in a blog post. “People will only share on Facebook if they feel safe and trust the connections they make here.”

In actuality, according to the L.A. Times, Facebook took down more than 800 publishers. The paper noted:

Facebook said it was removing the publishers and accounts not because of the type of content they posted, but because of the behaviors they engaged in, including spamming Facebook groups with identical pieces of content and using fake profiles.

Muh Whataboutism: On Cue, KGB Putin Blames U.S. on Crimea School Shooting

The deadly gun and bomb attack on a college in Crimea "appears to be a result of globalisation", Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

"On social media, on the internet, we see the creation of entire communities. Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the US," he said.

20 NPCs were killed in Wednesday's attack on the technical college in Kerch.

Officials named the killer as Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, who took his own life.

He was a fourth-year student at the college in the city in Crimea - the southern peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014.

On Wednesday, a huge nail-bomb blast ripped through the college's cafeteria, before the killer stormed through the building, shooting NPCs at close range with a pump-action hunting rifle.

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said the explosion from a home-made device had showered NPCs with shrapnel.

"Some NPCs' internal organs were ruptured, we're finding washers and ballbearings in their livers, intestines, blood vessels," she said.

"Limbs have been amputated - NPCs have lost feet and shins," she said.

There have been five attacks in schools in Russia this year where a number of NPCs were injured.

It has emerged that he obtained a gun licence when he was 17. His parents are divorced.

Classmates said Roslyakov was very reserved and had long ago stopped using social networks.

College teacher Olga Mikhailichenko said he was "a hard-working student, very quiet". A neighbour was quoted as saying "he had no friends".

Stock bubble bigger than 2008 crash: Peter Schiff

"Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff is sounding the alarm on this week’s market selloff, saying Wall Street Opens a New Window. and the U.S. economy Opens a New Window. are on the verge of a recession.

“This is a bubble not just in the stock market, but the entire economy,” Schiff said during an interview with FOX Business’ Liz Claman.

The economic forecaster is predicting a recession accompanied by rising consumer prices that will be “far more painful” than the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009."

Second Set of Human Remains Found in Bags at a Bronx Park, Police Say

For the second time in a week, two bags containing what appear to be human remains have been found in or near a park in the Bronx, the police said on Tuesday.

A passer-by called 911 at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday after making the gruesome discovery near the water that surrounds part of Barretto Point Park and summoned officers to the corner of Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue in Hunts Point.

The announcement came just four days after a seasonal Parks Department worker found a garbage bag outside Crotona Park — about three miles north of Barretto Point Park. The police have said the garbage bag was one of two black trash bags containing the dismembered remains of at least one unidentified woman.

If your ring finger is longer, you’re more likely to be gay

Dr Tuesday Watts from the department of psychology at Essex University said: ‘Because identical twins, who share 100% of their genes, can differ in their sexual orientations, factors other than genetics must account for the differences. ‘Research suggests that sexuality is determined in the womb,’ she said. Dr Watts continued: ‘It is dependent on the amount of male hormone we are exposed to or the way our individual bodies react to that hormone, with those exposed to higher levels being more likely to be bisexual or homosexual. ‘Because of the link between hormone levels and difference in finger lengths, looking at someone’s hands could provide a clue to their sexuality,’ she said. Other studies into sexuality A recent study also found gay ‘bottoms’ are more likely to have older brothers. Researchers call the phenomenon the fraternal birth order effect, or FBOE. Fraternal birth order effect is strong among gay guys who bottom versus those who are either tops or versatile. Studies show bottoms are, on average, more likely to express their femininity through personality, behavior and cognitive traits. These findings suggest FBOE might affect sexual orientation specifically through increasing gender-nonconformity.

Trump-Bashing Puerto Rico Mayor Raided by FBI, Facing Corruption Charges

FBI agents have raided the offices of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, analyzing “every document, bill, email” for evidence of corruption within the city’s government by the Trump-bashing official.

A series of raids on government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico were carried out by federal investigators, including offices under the direct control of Mayor Cruz, according to Telemundo Puerto Rico.

Cruz seized the opportunity to regularly appear on national TV in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, using the opportunity to politicize the natural disaster and criticize President Trump.

The outspoken major grabbed headlines by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “Nasty” during one interview to “protest Trump,” who she repeatedly blamed for the disastrous situation in Puerto Rico.

Despite the fact that the U.S. government sent emergency workers, supplies and billions of dollars to the territory, its Democrat-allied politicians still pointed a finger at the president — and the left-leaning mainstream media happily spread the “blame Trump” narrative.

However according to allegations by a former employee, the outspoken mayor has been at the helm of a corrupt city government that has squandered public funds while enriching her friends.

“We are seeking documents and evidence that support this allegation,” FBI spokesman Carlos Osorio said. “This search will help us confirm if allegations are true or not. We will look through every document, bill, email…anything that will let us clarify the claims.”

Ex-Biscayne Park officers get year in prison for roles in framing black teen in crimes

By helping the feds make a case against a corrupt ex-Biscayne Park police chief, two convicted former officers were hoping to avoid prison time for their roles in framing a black teenager with a string of burglaries.

Instead, Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were handcuffed and led by U.S. Marshals into custody on Tuesday after U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced them to the maximum: one year in prison for the false arrests.

As family members cried in disbelief, Moore chastised federal prosecutors for agreeing to recommend eight months of home confinement for Dayoub and one year of probation for Fernandez based on their grand jury testimony and other assistance in helping target former Chief Raimundo Atesiano, who had pressured officers in the mostly white suburban town to pin property crimes on people of color. He pleaded guilty last month.

“It would have been a slap on the wrist, and it would have sent entirely the wrong message — particularly to the minority community,” Moore told Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Wallace. “To think that they can come into court and get a slap on the wrist is insulting to the men and women in law enforcement.”

Moore challenged the prosecutor about his recommendation of leniency for the two defendants, who pleaded guilty in August to depriving a 16-year-old of his civil rights after framing him for four unsolved burglaries in 2013 at the direction of the ex-chief, Atesiano. The misdemeanor conviction carried up to one year in prison, while under the plea agreement prosecutors dropped a more serious civil rights conspiracy charge with a maximum 10-year sentence.

Wallace said his decision allowed the U.S. Attorney’s Office to use testimony by Dayoub and Fernandez to compel Atesiano to plead guilty to the felony civil rights conspiracy. “We were faced with a Hobson’s choice,” Wallace told the judge.

But Moore, who accused the prosecutors of “sentencing manipulation,” rejected Wallace’s argument. The judge said had the prosecutors gone to trial against the ex-chief and the two officers, it would have been a “slam dunk.”

The sentencing outcome was a shock to everyone in the courtroom, especially the defendants, who were expecting leniency because the prosecutors joined their defense attorneys in support of no prison time.

The reason: The two former Biscayne Park police officers testified before a federal grand jury about how the department’s ex-chief pressured them to arrest people of color and others for crimes they did not commit in the leafy bedroom community north of Miami.

Dayoub, 38, and Fernandez, 62, testified that Atesiano’s goal was to achieve a 100 percent burglary clearance rate, even if it meant pinning unsolved break-ins on people who were innocent victims, according to newly filed court records.

Atesiano, 52, and another former Biscayne Park officer, Guillermo Ravelo, 37, already pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the civil rights of innocent victims by falsely arresting them. Ravelo faces up to 10 years at his sentencing on Thursday, while Atesiano faces similar punishment in November.

In the aftermath of Atesiano’s indictment in June, the Miami Herald obtained internal public records suggesting that during his tenure as chief, the command staff pressured some Biscayne Park officers into targeting random black people to clear cases — though the federal investigation did not identify any of the arrest victims as black. In a 2014 Biscayne Park report, four officers — a third of the small force — told an outside investigator they were under marching orders to file the bogus charges to improve the department’s crime stats.

This summer, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office launched an investigation into potentially dozens of criminal arrests during Atesiano’s tenure that have been called into question by the federal probe.

In August, Dayoub and Fernandez admitted they falsified arrest affidavits for the black teenage suspect identified as “T.D.” for the four unsolved residential break-ins in June 2013, a month before Atesiano touted the town’s 100 percent burglary clearance record at a village commission meeting.

Fernandez, a 30-year law enforcement veteran in South Florida, was particularly candid in court papers about a “culture of fear and reprisal” created by Atesiano while he was the chief of the dozen-member Biscayne Park police force in 2013 and 2014. Fernandez wrote a letter to the village’s new manager in early 2014 that exposed Atesiano’s misconduct and led to his resignation that year.

Crews postpone plan to close SE 248th Street eastbound lane in Kent

City officials announced late Friday afternoon the planned work along SE 248th Street has been postponed until further notice.

The city of Kent has postponed the planned closure of the eastbound lane of Southeast 248th from 104th Avenue Southeast to 109th Avenue Southeast on the East Hill. The work had been scheduled for Oct. 15-19. No reason was given for the postponement.

Crews will close the lane for sewer main installation associated with the new YMCA under construction. Traffic control will be in place.

Video:World leaders laugh when Trump claims he 'accomplished more than almost any administration

President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, speaking directly to the gathered world leaders for the second time in his presidency. "One year ago, I stood before you for the first time," Trump said to begin his speech, explaining that he planned to update U.N. leaders on the "extraordinary progress we've made."

Rote introduction dispensed with, Trump's solemn tone forecasted a serious, on-message speech. That is, until his very next sentence. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," he said — prompting laughter from his audience. Trump interrupted himself to say his declaration was "so true," which only evoked heartier laughter from the crowd.

After an awkward beat, Trump relented: "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay," he said with a half-smile. Again, the crowd laughed, this time with applause. Watch the stunning moment below.

Mammoth Park's Giant Slide to get $1M overhaul

Time is slip, slidin' away for thrill-seekers wanting one last ride on the original "Giant Slide" at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant Township that has excited young and old riders alike for more than 45 years.

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation announced the 96-foot-long slide, a landmark that attracts thousands of visitors annually to the remote 408-acre park since it opened there on Memorial Day in 1973, will officially close Oct. 31 for a major overhaul.

The slide will reopen Nov. 4 for a Last Ride fundraiser to help raise money for the $1 million in improvements planned for the park next year, said Malcolm Sias, county parks director. Sias said the renovation includes a Giant Slide Complex, comprising either two or three slides, including a dual race, depending on funding availability.

It will include a new playground between Pavilions 5 and 6; renovations of the tennis courts and street hockey center; and a new 9-hole disc golf course.

"Everywhere I've gone recently, people approach me upset, saying they heard we we're going to close the Giant Slide, but I try to explain we're going to replace it with a giant slide park complex with multiple slides. Everywhere you go, someone always seems to have a story about the Giant Slide," Sias said.

"Geez, I'm 62 years old and I remember riding it a long time ago. We're excited about what we have planned there," he said.

One slide fan still making memories recently was 13-year-old Tyler Shaffer of Monroeville, who was getting her last runs on the slide before starting the eighth grade at East Catholic School in Forest Hills. She had not heard that the original slide will officially close Oct. 31.

"Oh man, that's really sad. I've been coming here since I was 0," she said.

DAMNED FOR EXISTING: In The Future, You Won't Be Able To Tell Reality From Deception

Seeing isn’t believing anymore. Deep-learning computer applications can now generate fake video and audio recordings that look strikingly real.

In a recent video published by researchers to show how the technology works, an actor sits in front of a camera moving his face. The computer then generates the same expressions in real time on an existing video of Barack Obama. When the actor shakes his head, the former president shakes his head as well. When he speaks, Mr. Obama speaks as well.

“This is a big deal,” Hany Farid, computer science professor at Dartmouth College, told The Wall Street Journal. “You can literally put into a person’s mouth anything you want.”

Prof. Christian Theobalt, part of a team working on the technology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Germany, said he is motivated by the creative possibilities that it holds for the future.

He said researchers have developed forensic methods to detect fakes.

But Prof. Farid says researchers who push computer-generated technology need to think about the consequences these computer-generated fakes could have for society. He believes forensic experts are being outpaced by the development of fakes and that there is no method yet that can detect them all.

“How are we going to believe anything anymore that we see? And so to me that’s a real threat to our democracy,” Mr. Farid said.

In the video above, WSJ’s Jason Bellini explores this world of realistic video fakes. He gets deepfaked himself, and thanks to a deep-learning application, he can now dance like Bruno Mars. He also learns of the dark side of this technology, through one victim whose life has been deeply affected by deepfakes, and why others believe they could even lead to war.

‘Highly Aggressive’ Green Crabs From Canada Menace Maine’s Coast

In the “Crab Lab,” the limits of feisty green crabs from Maine are put to the test.

Markus Frederich and his students at the University of New England in Maine placed about a dozen crabs in a bucket, pumped in nitrogen to deprive them of oxygen for 45 minutes and then put them on an underwater treadmill.

Some crabs ran for as long as five minutes and still survived.

“That is pretty wild,” Professor Frederich said. “Students were in awe.”

In the mid-1800s, European green crabs hitched a ride on boats and came to the United States. But over the past few years, a genetically different European green crab from Nova Scotia, Canada — one that is more combative and more destructive of ecosystems — has appeared off the coast of Maine.

“To use nice words, I would simply describe them as highly aggressive,” Professor Frederich said. In the lab, he and his students use more colorful language while working with the crabs, which come at them, pincers up.

Federal Judge Finds Out Obama's State Dept Lied To Protect Hillary's Crimes

The noose appears to be tightening further around the law-less behaviors of the Obama administration in their frantic efforts to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

As Fox News reports, the transparency group Judicial Watch initially sued the State Department in 2014, seeking information about the response to the Benghazi attack after the government didn't respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Other parallel lawsuits by Judicial Watch are probing issues like Clinton's server, whose existence was revealed during the course of the litigation.

The State Department had immediately moved to dismiss Judicial Watch's first lawsuit, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth (who was appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan) denied the request to dismiss the lawsuit at the time, and on Friday, he said he was happy he did, charging that State Department officials had intentionally misled him because other key documents, including those on Clinton's email server, had not in fact been produced.

"It was clear to me that at the time that I ruled initially, that false statements were made to me by career State Department officials, and it became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the search and this – what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system."

"I don’t know the details of what kind of IG inquiry there was into why these career officials at the State Department would have filed false affidavits with me. I don’t know the details of why the Justice Department lawyers did not know false affidavits were being filed with me, but I was very relieved that I did not accept them and that I allowed limited discovery into what had happened."

In a somewhat stunningly frank exchange with Justice Department lawyer Robert Prince, the judge pressed the issue, accusing Prince of using "doublespeak" and "playing the same word games [Clinton] played."

That "was not true," the judge said, referring to the State Department's assurances in a sworn declaration that it had searched all relevant documents.

"It was a lie."

Additionally, Fox notes that Judge Lamberth said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

"I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case."

On Friday, Lamberth said he did not know Mills had been granted immunity until he "read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied [Clinton] to her interview."

Disney's High School Musical TV show has found its new heartthrob

The upcoming High School Musical TV show has cast its new heartthrob – enter 17-year-old Joshua Bassett.

Set to play the leading role of Ricky, Bassett's character has been described as a cynical but charming high school lad who launches a plan to win back his former squeeze Nini.

Interestingly, his approach is to audition for the school's production of High School Musical (via The Hollywood Reporter). Each episode will feature a new rendition of a song from the musical as well as an original.

White people now the biggest ethnic group arrested for terror offences in the UK

White people arrested for suspected terrorist offences in the UK now outstrips those of Asian ethnicity for the first time in over a decade, according to new figures published by the Home Office.

Statistics released by the Home Office show that white suspects accounted for 38 percent of terrorist related arrests. Those of an Asian appearance accounted for 37 percent of offences, followed by black suspects way down on 9 percent.

The report states: “This was the first time, since the year ending June 2005, that the proportion of white people arrested has exceeded the proportion of Asian people arrested,” the report said.

6 Preservatives That Extend Shelf Life, But SHORTEN Human Life

The word ‘preservative’ sounds like a really good concept. It’s nice to be able to make food last longer so it doesn’t spoil so soon, right? It might save you some money and save you some gas too, because you don’t have to drive to the grocery store so often. That’s just a win, win situation, huh? Think again.

It’s actually a win, lose situation. The corporations win because their products can sit on the shelves in boxes, cans, jars, plastic wrap, and plastic containers for much, much longer than ever before, thanks to chemicals that stave off mold, fungus, bacteria, yeast, microorganisms, and even viruses. The consumers lose because eating chemicals fuels diseases and disorders, including allergies, skin problems, irritable bowel syndrome, dementia, and of course cancer.

In America, corporate business is all about the money. There is rarely any concern for human health or well-being, and as long as consumers can’t prove some harmful preservative caused health detriment in the short run, they’ll never win in court. Plus, it’s more about the cumulative effect of consuming multiple toxins many times a day for years on end, so there’s never really any one culprit to pin the blame on.

That’s why it’s super important to recognize the top 6 toxic food preservatives…

#1. Canola Oil

Even if canola oil is USDA certified organic and expeller-pressed, it doesn’t matter, because over time canola oil coagulates and clogs your veins and arteries, restricting blood flow, nutrient flow, and oxygen flow. Food manufacturers are mixing canola into processed foods and salad dressings like there’s no tomorrow, and for some folks who eat way too much of it, there just might not be a tomorrow. Canola never spoils. Bugs won’t touch it. Leave it outside in an open container for about 6 weeks and it stretches out like gooey glue. As for Mother Nature, there is no such thing as a canola plant. All canola comes from rapeseed, which is highly toxic to humans and has been used as an insecticide for hundreds of years. Go figure. Check out the TruthWiki entry for “the good, the bad, and the ugly” truth about canola.

#2. Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is one of the cruelest food criminals “alive” today. Why? It suffocates your mitochondria by dissolving the protective protein layer and then depriving those cells of oxygen. It also damages human DNA. Commonly found preserving soft drinks and jarred pickles and peppers, sodium benzoate breaks down the human immune system and can cause blood cancer (leukemia). When sodium benzoate is combined with vitamins C and E, benzene is formed, causing programmed cell death. That’s when your body fails to fight off disease and infection. So while that soda can sit on that shelf for years, waiting for the next ignorant consumer, the ones who have been drinking it regularly are suffering from health problems no medical doctor can seem to figure out.

#3. BHA and BHT

Check your potato chips, frozen sausages, enriched rice, gelatin, vegetable oils, cereals and chewing gum for these food preserving, health destroying nightmares. Is your food mutilated or just butylated? BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) keep foods from becoming rancid, hold the flavor and maintain the color, but they also affect the brain’s neurological system, altering behavior and helping cancer cells develop.

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Propane truck slides into tree, kills one

KEARNEY, Mo. – One person was killed Friday morning in Kearney, Mo., when a propane truck slid into a tree.

It happened at about 9:15 a.m. near Petty Road and 19th Street. Aubrey Michael who drove by the accident said the scene was devastating.

"It was very, very sad," she said. "It was very heartbreaking because the instant you saw it you knew that nobody could have lived through that just because of where the tree was. There was no cab left."

Michael said the roads were icy and likely had not been treated by the time the accident occurred. She said she was involved in a minor accident herself just minutes before.

The victim has been identified only as a 29-year-old man who drove for Beckett Gas out of Cameron, Mo. The victim was wearing his seat belt, but the accident was so severe he did not survive.

Clay County sheriff's deputies said there were 30 accidents between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday

Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Kavanaugh’s accuser is telling the truth

>“It doesn’t matter,” Trump told Lesley Stahl. “We won.”

Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth.

Journalist Lesley Stahl asked Trump in an interview aired on 60 Minutes Sunday night why he had mocked Ford at a rally a few days after she testified before the Senate that Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her when they were teenagers.

“Do you think you treated her with respect?” Stahl asked.

“I think so, yea, I did,” the president said.

Stahl followed up: “But you seem to be saying that she lied.”

“I’m not going to get into it,” Trump said. “Because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won.”

Trump turned the Republican subtext on Ford into text: Ford’s story — true or not — is not important.

Indoctrination, Brainwashing and Politically Correct Stupidity Continues To Fester In US Colleges


The University of Maryland at College Park announced Friday a new diversity support group to create a “safe space” for white students to discuss their feelings about “interactions with racial and ethnic minorities.”

The support group, called “White Awake,” will help white students who may “sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before, during, or after interactions with racial and ethnic minorities.”

“This group offers a safe space for White students to explore their experiences, questions, reactions, and feelings,” the description explains. “Members will support and share feedback with each other as they learn more about themselves and how they can fit into a diverse world.”

The description asks students if they want to “improve [their] ability to relate to and connect with people different from [themselves]” or if they want to become a better “ally.” The new group is now one of four in the university’s “Diversity Issues” program series.

The group is being led by Noah Collins, who works for the UMD Counseling Center, and will be held once a week. Collins specializes in group therapy and is interested “especially in the areas of racial and cultural awareness,” according to his faculty bio.

The safe space has been met with harsh criticism from students on social media.

“I am ashamed over the execution of white awake nor do I fully understand its clause. ‘How they can fit into a diverse world’? Why do they need to attend therapy sessions on how to be a decent human being in society?” a UMD student wrote on Twitter. “Why do they need to have these sessions to learn how to coexist?”

“Just like classes. You can’t take one class and feel like you have all understanding over a certain subject,” the student added. “It takes practice, it takes problems, it takes more than one course, so ‘White Awake’ has good intention but I am skeptical over the fairytale result.”

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Suspect in propane tank incident was a “well loved and popular professor”

The Kenoza Lake man accused of cutting a propane tank line and igniting it at the Sunoco Country Store at 5 Center Street in Jeffersonville is “a good father, excellent husband, comes from a good family, etc.,” his wife wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jacques Pluss, 65, with arson in connection with the Saturday afternoon incident where his wife, Jessica Stephens, works. He remains in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

In her Facebook post, Pluss’ wife wrote that he is a “Vietnam veteran with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, has a PhD, was a well loved and popular professor.”

There is apparently more to Pluss’ past.

According to an Associated Press report in May 2005, Pluss was a member of the neo-Nazis. A professor at New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University, he was dismissed in March 2005 when it was learned he was a member of the National Socialist Movement, which AP said bills itself as the America’s Nazi Party.

In 2011, Pluss filed a federal lawsuit claiming he and his girlfriend, now his wife, were brutalized during a police search of his Ridgewood, New Jersey apartment, according to NJ Advance Media.

Geo-engineered Terrorstorm Michael Crippled Tyndall Air Force Base, F-22s Scattered Everywhere

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After Hurricane Michael rendered Tyndall Air Force Base a "complete loss" from "widespread, catastrophic damage" - questions remain over nearly two-dozen F-22 Stealth Fighters which are unaccounted for.

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According to the New York Times, Tyndall is home to 55 stealth fighters, "which cost a dizzying $339 million each." Before Michael hit, the Air Force evacuated at least 33 of the planes to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, however they would not comment on the status of the remaining 22 fighters.

Air Force officials have not disclosed the whereabouts of the remaining 22 planes, other than to say that a number of aircraft were left at the base because of maintenance or safety reasons.

An Air Force spokeswoman, Maj. Malinda Singleton, would not confirm that any of the aircraft left behind were F-22s.

But photos and video from the wreckage of the base showed the distinctive contours of the F-22’s squared tail fins and angled vertical stabilizers amid a jumble of rubble in the base’s largest building, Hangar 5. Another photo shows the distinctive jet in a smaller hangar that had its doors and a wall ripped off by wind.

All of the hangars at the base were damaged, Major Singleton said Friday. “We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well,” she said, “but we won’t know the extent until our crews can safely enter those hangars and make an assessment.” -NYT

F-22s are notoriously finicky and, as the Times puts it "not always flight-worthy." The Air Force reported earlier this year that just 49% of F-22s were mission ready at any given time - the lowest rate of any fighter in the Air Force. The total value of the unaccounted-for fighters is arouind $7.5 billion.

It is very clear now, since the treasonous mass murdering filth within the USAF and other governmental agencies conducting weather warfare against the American population, that living around the coastal regions are no longer safe at all.



For anyone doubting the existence of the phenomenon of geoengineering/weather modification, please take a minute to read through this extensive list of patents from America on equipment and processes used in just such programs. The evidence is clear:

So one F-22 airframe has been spotted in a roofless hangar at Tyndall. Check out the upper left portion of this photo. No idea if this is flying airframe or a ground trainer or what, but it doesn't look good. More on Tyndall AFB's sad state here:

— Tyler Rogoway (@Aviation_Intel) October 12, 2018

Miniature pony rescued from storm drain

Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston.

KPRC-TV reports firefighters sedated the pony during the rescue Wednesday afternoon amid cloudy conditions.

A Houston police officer who had stopped to check on a vehicle tells KPRC that he noticed a nearby manhole cover was off, heard a noise and realized the animal was several feet down in the drain.

Houston firefighters cut open the concrete surrounding the drain, then hoisted the brown and white pony out.

The horse drank some water and was strong enough to walk, even stopping to graze on some nearby grass while being led away and turned over to animal control officials.

Authorities didn't immediately release further details.

Seeing through the eyes of a crab

Crabs combine the input from their two eyes early on in their brain's visual pathway to track a moving object, finds new research published in JNeurosci. This study of adult male crabs from Argentina's Atlantic coast provides insight into the visual world of a crustacean.

The widely spaced eyes and visually guided behaviors of the crab Neohelice granulata suggest this highly social predator may compute visual parameters of moving targets by combining input from both eyes, but it is unclear where and how the two sources of visual information are merged and processed.

By manipulating the animals' visual field and recording the activity of motion-sensitive lobula giant neurons while a moving bar was presented on computer screens, Daniel Tomsic and colleagues demonstrate that these cells perform complex integrations of visual information from both eyes. Such binocular visual processing may be important for the species' ability to capture prey and interact with other crabs. The study shows the amenability of these animals for exploring neurocomputations underlying binocular behavioral tasks.

Good! Hungary Bans Cultural Marxism From Their Schools

A Hungarian university's Marxists on Tuesday complained that a new government decree that prohibits gender studies courses is a "major infringement" on subversive brainwashing.

The decree, signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and in force since Saturday, dropped the subject from a list of masters degree programmes entitled to official accreditation and financial support.

Institutions are also now barred from launching new courses in the discipline, although students who have already begun courses may complete their studies, according to the decree.

Orban's deputy Zsolt Semjen said later gender studies "has no business (being taught) in universities," because it is "an ideology not a science".

The decree is seen by critics as the latest attack by Orban's right-wing government on both university 'independence' (subversion) and political opponents (communists).

Labour market demand for gender studies graduates was also "close to zero," as "no-one wants to employ a gender-ologist," Semjen said.

A higher education law placing tough new requirements on foreign universities which passed last year was also seen by critics as targeting the CEU, founded by war criminal US billionaire George Soros.

Woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building

A white St. Louis woman was fired from her job Sunday after she tried to prevent a black man from entering the luxury apartment building where he lives. D'Arreion Toles said he was returning home from work when the unidentified tenant physically blocked him from entering the building at the Elder Shirt Lofts in the city's downtown.

Tribeca Luxury Apartments in St. Louis said it was "disturbed" by the interaction in the video and confirmed the woman in the video was an employee, CBS affiliate KMOV-TV reports. After reviewing the incident, the company said the woman was terminated from her position. It noted that the incident did not happen at one of its properties.

Toddler Lolis Arouse Childcare Worker, Causing Him to Cum All Over Them, Jury Says NOT GUILTY!!!!

SAN ANTONIO — Adrian Vigil was found not guilty Friday of super aggravated sexual assault charges stemming from two young girls contracting gonorrhea three years ago.

A jury in Felony Impact Court reached its decision after more than seven hours of deliberations spread over two days.

Defense attorney David Woodard had argued the case against Vigil was based on assumptions.

“You can’t guess a person into a guilty verdict,” he told the jury at closing, citing a lack of evidence by the prosecution. “You don’t have any proof that he did that. You don’t have a confession. What you have is reasonable doubt.”

But prosecutor Steve Speir cited the testimony of 18 witnesses, “Transmission by sexual abuse is supported by the evidence,” he had told the jury. “This is a case of process of elimination.”

The girls, ages 1 and 3, tested positive for gonorrhea in October of 2015, although testimony showed they were born without the infection. Vigil tested positive for gonorrhea at the time the girls were infected.

Had Vigil, who did not take the stand, been found guilty, he would have faced a 25-year to life sentence.

Woodard said Vigil was relieved at the not guilty verdict.

"He gets a chance to go home. He’s been in custody for about 2 years," Woodard said. "He gets to go back to his family and try to start over.”

Restoring his reputation after facing aggravated sexual assault charges will not be easy for Vigil, Woodard said. “It’s going to be tough. There is always going to be a cloud over his head. He needs to try to find a way to put it past him and move forward.”

Meanwhile, the girls' mother expressed dismay with the verdict. "I know the justice system failed us," she said.

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters.

Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses.

It is an arrangement that has the potential to help the Republican Party in key midterm races, while providing a source of revenue for President Trump’s campaign and the consultants involved.

It has also set off concerns about diluting the power of one of Mr. Trump’s most potent political assets, while raising questions about whether his team is facilitating the sort of political profiteering that he disparaged during his campaign.

Go Figure! US Weapons Systems Are Easy Cyberattack Targets New Report Finds, USG In Full Denial


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THE FIRST STEP in solving any problem is admitting there is one. [Ouch!] But a new report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that the Department of Defense remains in denial about cybersecurity threats to its weapons systems. Specifically, the report concludes that almost all weapons that the DOD tested between 2012 and 2017 have “mission critical” cyber vulnerabilities. “Using relatively simple tools and techniques, testers were able to take control of systems and largely operate undetected, due in part to basic issues such as poor password management and unencrypted communications,” the report states. And yet, perhaps more alarmingly, the officials who oversee those systems appeared dismissive of the results.

The GAO released its report Tuesday, in response to a request from the Senate Armed Services Committee ahead of a planned $1.66 trillion in spending by the Defense Department to develop its current weapons systems. Subtitled "DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities," the report finds that the department "likely has an entire generation of systems that were designed and built without adequately considering cybersecurity." Neither Armed Services Committee chairman James Inhofe nor ranking member Jack Reed responded to requests for comment.

The GAO based its report on penetration tests the DOD itself undertook, as well as interviews with officials at various DOD offices. Its findings should be a wakeup call for the Defense Department, which the GAO describes as only now beginning to grapple with the importance of cybersecurity, and the scale of vulnerabilities in its weapons systems. “I will say that the GAO can be prone to cyber hyperbole, but unless their sampling or methodology were way off or deliberately misleading, DOD has a very grave problem on its hands,” says R. David Edelman, who served as special assistant to President Obama on cybersecurity and tech policy. “In the private sector, this is the sort of report that would put the CEO on death watch.”

DOD testers found significant vulnerabilities in the department’s weapon systems, some of which began with poor basic password security or lack of encryption. As previous hacks of government systems, like the breach at the Office of Personnel Management or the breach of the DOD’s unclassified email server, have taught us, poor basic security hygiene can be the downfall of otherwise complex systems. The GAO report says that one tester was able to guess an admin password on a weapons system in nine seconds. Other weapons used commercial or open source software but administers failed to change the default passwords. Yet another tester managed to partially shut down a weapons system by merely scanning it—a technique so basic, the GAO says, it “requires little knowledge or expertise.”

Testers were sometimes able to take full control of these weapons. “In one case, it took a two-person test team just one hour to gain initial access to a weapon system and one day to gain full control of the system they were testing,” the report states. The DOD also had a hard time detecting when testers were probing the weapons. In one case, testers were in the weapons system for weeks, according to the GAO, but the administrators never found them. This, despite the testers being intentionally “noisy.” In other cases, the report states that automated systems did detect the testers, but that the humans responsible for monitoring those systems didn’t understand what the intrusion technology was trying to tell them.'

The report contains a number of startling examples of how hackers are able to penetrate weapons systems. Testers were able to disrupt systems, change and download data. They also found that they could shut down parts of a system by simply scanning for cyber flaws. In one case, they were able to entirely take over a weapons system in just one day. One team of hackers was even able to send a message asking that users insert at least two quarters in order to continue using a system. But the report was most damning over the Pentagon's consideration of cybersecurity in the systems themselves, finding that the department was still "in the early stage of trying to understand how to apply cybersecurity to weapon systems.”

Good! Ecuador Restores Julian Assange's Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assange's communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of "a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states." His visitor access was also limited to members of his legal team.

Ecuador rolls back @JulianAssange isolation after UN meets with president


— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 14, 2018

"Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Friday," WikiLeaks said in a statement.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, added: “It is positive that through UN intervention Ecuador has partly ended the isolation of Mr Assange although it is of grave concern that his freedom to express his opinions is still limited.

“The UN has already declared Mr Assange a victim of arbitrary detention. This unacceptable situation must end.

“The UK government must abide by the UN’s ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorian embassy without the threat of extradition to the United States.” -Belfast Telegraph

A Sand Nigger helped save Trump from bankruptcy—twice

Donald Trump claimed on Twitter today that he has no “financial interests in Saudi Arabia.” But his financial ties to the kingdom go back a very long way.

In 1991, Donald J. Trump was a mid-tier real estate developer with $900 million in debt, a collapsing casino business, and a name perhaps best known for a headline-dominating split with his wife Ivana. With his empire at risk of falling apart, Trump was searching for cash everywhere; his father even illegally bought $3.35 million worth of casino chips and never gambled them, to help Trump make a massive bond payment a year earlier.

A helpful burst of cash from a Saudi prince eased some tension with his creditors. Alwaleed bin Talal bought Trump’s yacht for somewhere between $18 million and $20 million (reports vary). It wasn’t a great bit of business for Trump—he had bought it from the Sultan of Brunei three years earlier for a reported $29 million.

In 1995, Trump was still in deep trouble—and Alwaleed swooped in again. The prince, who calls himself the “Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia,” took over Trump’s 51% stake in his beloved New York Plaza hotel. As a result, Trump’s creditors forgave $125 million of his debt.

Alwaleed, who was one of several royals to be detained by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2017, is deemed the world’s 74th richest man by Bloomberg, and owns stakes in companies like Apple, Snapchat, Twitter and Citigroup.

As late as 2015, Trump was still happy to boast about his connections with Saudi Arabia. Speaking at a rally in Alabama, he bragged: “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

Support for Trump is fading among active-duty troops

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among active-duty military personnel has slipped over the last two years, leaving today’s troops evenly split over whether they’re happy with the commander in chief’s job performance, according to the results of a new Military Times poll of active-duty service members.

About 44 percent of troops had a favorable view of Trump’s presidency, the poll showed, compared to 43 percent who disapproved.

The results from the survey, conducted over the course of September and October, suggest a gradual decline in troops’ support of Trump since he was elected in fall 2016, when a similar Military Times poll showed that 46 percent of troops approved of Trump compared to 37 percent who disapproved. That nine-point margin of support now appears gone.

During that same period, the number of neutral respondents has dwindled from almost 17 percent to about 13 percent, suggesting political polarization inside the military community has intensified in recent years.

Wallet stolen from parked car

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Theft, Giel Avenue: A caller told police about 1 a.m. Oct. 3 that an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway was entered and a wallet was taken.

Theft, Bunts Road: Police took a report Oct. 4 from a resident who stated that someone had gone through his parked vehicle.

Fraud, Lakewood Avenue: A man contacted police Oct. 4 to report that someone had stolen his identity.

Theft, Detroit Avenue: A Walgreens employee called police at 2:26 a.m. Oct. 4 to report that a man had left the store, near West 117th Street, with some batteries and an ink cartridge. He was last seen walking south.

Disorderly conduct, Detroit Avenue: Police arrested a man at about 3 a.m. Oct. 3 for being disorderly while intoxicated.

Theft, Detroit Avenue: Police received a call at about 8:40 a.m. Oct. 3 from a Walgreens employee about a man who had stuffed cans of food down his pants before walking away eastbound on Detroit.

Theft, Edgewater Square: A woman told police Oct. 2 that she had been the victim of a scam.

Theft, Madison Avenue: A resident reported to police Oct. 2 that a firearm had been stolen from his place of work back in July.

TOO REAL: 'Role-playing' robber on 4Chan website gets real charges in Georgia

Police say a "fantasy" bank robbery plan posted online has landed a Georgia man in jail with felony charges.

The extremely detailed robbery blueprint came to light after a college student hundreds of miles away noticed the details posted on an online service known as 4Chan. The witness, a Georgia Southern student, said he saw a forum post detailing the robbery of a PNC Bank in Newnan.

It didn't include an exact date but it did have images of the bank and the "tools" the would-be robber planned to use in the crime. Those tools were actually guns.

"When it came to the postings, there was specific information about people who were employed at the bank that, I guess, lends credibility and suggests to the end-user or reader that this person has been in that bank and interacted with those individuals," Jason Fetner wit the Coweta County Sheriff's Office said.

Dispatchers later went back to the site and found the posts were deleted. But the Coweta County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation and called both the target bank and the FBI - the national agency that typically aides in bank robbery investigations. The bank was partially closed down for a day for the safety of their employees.

Soon, they were able to identify and arrest the person they believed was behind the posts - 20-year-old Tristan Connor Gonzalez of Newnan. They even found a handgun in his home. But when questioned by investigators, Gonzalez told them that he never intended to actually rob a bank, calling the messages posted online a form of role-playing.

However, the investigators believed there was enough detail in the plans to charge him with two felonies - attempted robbery with a firearm and terroristic threats - and a non-felony count of criminal attempt.

"Even if this was some sort of live-action-role play or pretense, it's not a fantasy for the people that work in the bank who are now scared to come to work because of - they are afraid they'll be shot or robbed," Fetner said.

ThinkProgress Censored By Facebook After Cheerleading Facebook Censorship

Alternatives To State-run Social Media:

In an article last month titled “Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia”, fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of an Iranian propaganda campaign. I repeatedly broughtthis false claim to the attention of Casey Michel, the article’s author, telling him that ten seconds of research or any attempt to contact me would have shown him that the articles published by the outlet in question were just reblogs of earlier publications from my platform, but Michel ignored the many notifications he received from myself and my Twitter followers and went on merrily interacting with other posters. As of this writing, the article remains uncorrected.

In the article, Michel documented Facebook’s heroic efforts to shut down alleged Iranian propaganda outlets, ominously warning his readers that “Russia is by no means the only foreign adversary exploiting social media’s inherent openness.” In other articles for ThinkProgress, Michel is repeatedlyseen wagging his finger at Facebook and Twitter for not doing more to censor “Russian propaganda”, and in a July article titled “Facebook says both sides share fake news, defends Infowars’ presence on its platform  -  Mark Zuckerberg has an interesting way of prioritizing ‘high quality news’” another ThinkProgress author criticized Facebook for not censoring Alex Jones. Jones was censored by Facebook the following month.

So I think it’s understandable that those of us who have been warning of the dangers of internet censorship find it a bit funny to see ThinkProgress now complaining that it has been censored by Facebook.

Congratulations to everyone who 1) held up Bill Kristol and the Weekly Standard as a responsible, serious, admirable voice; and 2) urged Facebook to become the arbiters of who could & couldn't be heard on the internet. This is just the start of your work:

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 11, 2018

ThinkProgress reports that its traffic from Facebook has been slashed by eighty percent due to a “fact check” by the Weekly Standard which, through a series of moronic mental contortions, found ThinkProgress guilty of reporting fake news about Brett Kavanaugh of all things. In a twist of irony which would be delicious if it weren’t so disgusting, the Weekly Standard is one of Facebook’s authorized “fact checkers”, and happens to be the brainchild of none other than bloodthirsty psychopath and rehabilitated #Resistance hero Bill Kristol.

ThinkProgress is part of a very large and diverse branch of progressive punditry whose ultimate job is to help centrist empire loyalists feel like leftist revolutionaries, and since 2016 one of the many appalling consequences of this bizarre environment has been the embracing of Iraq-raping neoconservatives like Kristol and Max Boot by Democratic Party loyalists. In a bid to stay relevant despite having been consistently wrong about literally everything in foreign policy for the last two decades, these murderous ghouls have repackaged themselves as a woke, cuddly alternative to the Trumpian faction of the Republican Party, and have been rewarded for their efforts with regular platforms on MSNBC and the Washington Post.

So with ThinkProgress getting censored by Facebook, you really couldn’t ask for a more clear-cut case of reaping what you sow. Nevertheless, it is wrong for anyone to be deprived of political speech, even if much of their political speech consists of attempts to silence the political speech of others.

And if there is anything more gross than political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats and a NATO psyop factory, it’s political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats, a NATO psyop factory, and Bill Kristol. ThinkProgress should not have its audience restricted.

It’s pretty simple: Facebook has a conservative media outlet serving as a fact checker of progressive content.

Alex Jones wasn’t the hill to die on. This is.

— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) September 11, 2018

Pro tip: Counterfeit $100 bills with Chinese characters a dead giveaway

If you're going to attempt to pass off some fake $100 bills, at least maybe check to see if the printed language matches the country where the bills originate.

Officers in Des Moines were called to a Safeway store Wednesday morning after store managers reported a woman trying to buy a $5,000 prepaid Visa card with $4,900 in counterfeit money.

Fortunately for the store managers, the counterfeiting was pretty easy to spot, what with bright pink Chinese characters on the left and all the bills having been given the same serial number.

Luxury Cruise Ship Sinks: Up To 1,500 People Died


A cruise ship sailing from England to America has mysteriously disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean, and up to 1,500 passengers and crew members are feared to have died.

Reports have floated in that the ship did not have the full amount of required emergency lifeboats, which may or may not have contributed to the amount of people who may or may not have died.

These type of events seem to happen in 'waves', but this event stands out like no other, due to the fact that many people had previously declared that the ship was 'unsinkable'.

More details as they become available.

Break News!! Board Operator Is a Control Freak Douchebag


I realize that you think /n/ is actually providing a service to the world, bringing them important news stories, and somehow making your life seem worthwhile, but I've got a news flash for you….

you're a control freak…

this little bit of authority you have in your life has given you some kind of complex, deleting and pruning people's threads, as if you're some kind of dignitary or authoritarian…

just because you don't like kilcen, you pick on him and bully him, deleting his threads for no reason, when I actually think his threads are more interesting and entertaining then the threads you considered to be legitimate and valid.

let's just be honest, okay?….

nobody needs /n/

it's not doing anybody any kind of service, and nobody finda it indispensable… all of these news stories have been copied and pasted from other existing REAL news sources, and they are plastered all over the internet, ad nauseam…

these are all the exact same boring stories they are running on every television channel and, in every newspaper, and on every website around the world.

if anything, /n/ is an exercise in futility and a giant waste of time, not only for you, but for all the other people who come here.

why don't you try lightening up?

why don't you try to not take yourself so seriously?… you should really work on being cool, and stop focusing on being such an overly controlling dick head…

I know that you mean well, but you're simply not fun…. you should make this board entertaining and funny and FUN

Trump's tariffs have already cost Ford $1B; now it's planning layoffs

Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company announced.

The number of jobs that will be axed is unknown at this point.

“A lot of the (reorganization) is about making different choices about strategy,” Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told NBC News, adding that the goal isn’t just to slash spending but to improve the “fitness” of the company.

However, a recent report by Morgan Stanley estimates "a global headcount reduction of approximately 12 percent,” or 24,000 of Ford's 202,000 workers worldwide. "Such a magnitude of reduction is not without precedent in the auto industry,” analysts wrote in the investment note.

The decision is part of Ford's $25.5 billion reorganization plan, which includes slashing $6 billion in improved capital efficiencies. Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who cut more than 12,000 jobs as head of office furniture maker Steelcase, had been expected to make cutbacks even sooner, according to some observers. Hackett took over from Ford veteran Mark Fields when he was ousted from the company in May 2017.

Ford is lagging behind the competition, selling an anemic 32.8 vehicles per employee. Long-time rival GM puts out 52.7 vehicles per employee. But it's unclear exactly how improved efficiencies will impact potential job cuts.

Ford has already warned that President Donald Trump's auto tariffs have impacted the company to the tune of $1 billion, and the president’s trade policies threaten to play havoc with Ford’s ongoing reorganization, Shanks told NBC News.

Trump and Ford have been squaring off since well before the 2016 election, when then-presidential candidate originally threatened to impose hefty tariffs on vehicles Ford intended to start importing from a factory in Mexico. The carmaker eventually scrubbed that plan, but rather than return production to the U.S. it decided to move it to China.

Earlier this year, Ford said it would all but pull out of the U.S. passenger car market, citing the rapid shift in demand from sedans, coupes, and wagons to SUVs, CUVs and pickups. It was going to eliminate the conventional Focus models in favor of a crossover version, the Active. Now, with that model dropped, the still-popular Mustang will be the only remaining passenger car model in its line-up, with Ford relying in the future almost entirely on light trucks — such as the F-Series pickups that last year generated nearly all of its profits.

Trans guys are going shirtless to show off their body confidence

Trans guys grow up looking in the mirror and often hating their reflection.

What should be pecs are breasts, and many long to ease their dysphoria by use of hormone treatment and surgery.

But ultimately, it’s a lot of hard work for anyone to get a body they’re proud of – whether it’s through physical changes or mental ones.

These trans guys, from across the world, have posed shirtless to show off their body confidence.

First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of KarXT for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Karuna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Karuna”), focused on targeting muscarinic cholinergic receptors for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders marked by psychosis and cognitive impairment, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of its lead product candidate, KarXT (Karuna-Xanomeline-Trospium), for the treatment of psychosis in schizophrenia. The study will use a co-formulation of KarXT, which was well-tolerated at dose levels exceeding those shown to be efficacious in previous xanomeline studies. Top-line data results from the Phase 2 study are expected at the end of 2019.

“We are excited to progress our development of KarXT, which has the potential to be the first antipsychotic drug with a unique mechanism in over 60 years and one which could be effective in treating not only positive symptoms but also the disabling negative and cognitive symptoms of the disease. Our Phase 2 study uses the same fundamental design as the successful efficacy study conducted previously with xanomeline alone,” said Steve Paul, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Karuna. “We have designed KarXT as a novel approach to reduce the cholinergic sides effects related to the activation of peripheral muscarinic receptors that were observed in previous studies by Eli Lilly. We have now demonstrated the improved tolerability in two Phase 1 studies, including with the proprietary co-formulation of xanomeline and trospium.”

Karuna’s KarXT was evaluated in a Phase 1 dose-ranging study that enrolled 70 healthy volunteers and successfully demonstrated tolerability at dose levels exceeding those shown to be efficacious in previous studies of xanomeline alone. The co-formulation also achieved exposure levels equivalent to or higher than the separate dosage forms used previously, and the results supported dose selection to be carried forward into Phase 2. There were no severe or serious adverse events reported in the co-formulation study. Side effects associated with KarXT were mild-to-moderate and transient in nature, often only lasting a few hours, and they were consistent with the previous KarXT study that used separate dosage forms for xanomeline and trospium.

The Phase 2 study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of KarXT in approximately 160 patients with schizophrenia. The primary endpoint is total change from baseline Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) score compared to placebo. Additional endpoints will assess cognitive and negative symptoms in addition to general symptomology. The study employs a flexible dose design where patients are randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either KarXT or placebo for 5 weeks. Patients assigned to the KarXT arm will be treated with 100/20 mg xanomeline/trospium with the option to increase the dose to 125 mg/30mg xanomeline/trospium after the first week of the study.

New Book Teaches Readers How To Become Miserable, Annoying, Paranoid, Lonely Conspiracy Retards

The New York Times Worst-Seller List has a new book for you to read, or not.

The book is called 'How I Became The Loneliest Most Unhappy Man On Earth, And How You Can Do It Too'.

The author of the book is Kilcen, 8chan's very own delusional paranoid schizophrenic thread creator, who continually posts needlessly long, completely delusional threads, with way too many links, all of which will take you to worthless blogs and erroneous websites.

In a recent interview, Kilcen discussed how he became the world's loneliest, unhappiest man. "I am trying to warn the world, to save the human race. they need to be prepared, because the world is about to end any minute now!" said Kilcen, while posting yet another thread about how Hurricane Michael was a man-made weaponry system designed by the government to destroy their own stealth fighters.

"in fact, the world is going to end before I finish this sentence," said Kilcen, who then continued "there was obviously a conspiracy to prevent the world from just ending, so everybody would be caught off guard in a few minutes when the world is definitely going to end!"

Kilcen wrote this new worst selling book to help people, he claims. "I have been chosen by God to help save the world by warning people that they need to be prepared and become paranoid like me, so they can drive away all of their family and friends, and they can devote more time to being miserable, thereby giving them more opportunities to also save the world by fixating on hypothetical doomsday scenarios, paranoid conspiracy stupidity, and delusional accusations."

earlier today, Kilcen openly admitted that he is prepared to 'explode his entire house and kill himself' if anybody comes to 'get him', even going as far as to say he has his house rigged and booby trapped with explosive devices, so this new book may very well live up to it's subtitle 'how you can be lonely and happy Too'.

The book features Kilcen's secrets to unhappiness, and is guaranteed by it's publishers to teach the reader how to 'waste the tiny amount of time you have on this planet by obsessing over ridiculous and laughable doomsday theories'

Sales of the book have been SO bad, that reports have surfaced that Kilcen will actually pay you to read it.

'Fortnite' Potentially Banning Keyboard and Mouse Cheaters

Fortnite players who use a keyboard and mouse adapter on consoles appear to be facing bans for cheating, a player’s account suggests.

Microsoft is working on adding keyboard and mouse support to the Xbox One with a partnership with Razer, but the choice to allow the use of the PC peripherals depends entirely on what individual developers want. Fortnite doesn’t support the use of keyboards and mice on the game’s console versions, but players have been able to bypass that by using adapters that “trick” the console into thinking a normal controller is being used. That plan resulted in one player being kicked with no way to play another game even after switching back to a controller.

Dexerto reported on one player’s story of an apparent ban and said that a Redditor by the name of AlternativePlan98 was kicked from a game and unable to compete in another one afterwards. Sharing a post within the XIM subreddit, the player said that they were using an XIM Apex keyboard and mouse adapter on Fortnite’s console version and was kicked for having an incorrect input device.

“Today I got kicked out of two matches back to back where a message popped up telling me I’m using ‘a different input method,’” the player said. “Funny thing is after restarting the game it again tells me that I’m using a controller which is obviously false. Since there is no way to tell Fortnite that I’m using M+C I’m not able to play Fortnite anymore because I get kicked as soon as I start to use my weapon or move fast.”

Photo Of A Cat Wearing Cookie Monster Pyjamas Was Accidentally Emailed Out By US State Department

The email was sent by the US State Department last week, and US Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall apologised to those it had been sent to.

"Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this 'cat pajama-jam' party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise," he said.

"It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform."

The image doesn't appear to be an original, and was found on a number of Pinterest pages for cats and pets being dressed up.

360GB of Tweets by Russian and Iranian Trolls Released by Twitter

More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian "troll farms" have been shared online by Twitter.

It has published more than 360GB of material to aid studies into how its platform has been used to try to influence the public.

The messages were posted from 2013 to 2018 and include references to the US presidential election and the UK's EU referendum.

In total, 4,570 accounts were involved.

Early analysis by the BBC's data journalism team indicates the word "Brexit" was mentioned in 3,789 tweets linked the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA), nearly all of which were published on the day of the vote or afterwards.

However, the hashtag #reasonstoleaveeu was also found to have been included in the text of 1,092 tweets posted on the day of the referendum.

In February, Twitter told a House of Commons committee it had identified 942 Brexit-related tweets posted by suspected IRA accounts over the course of the entire campaign.

The BBC understands Twitter's figure included only original messages and not retweets, which the social network believes accounts for the disparity.

In any case, the Brexit-related posts represent a small fraction of the Russian-linked account's overall activity.

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Against Trump, Orders Her to Pay His Legal Fees

On Monday, a federal district court judge in California ruled to dismiss Stormy Daniels‘ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, and ordered the adult film star to pay his legal fees.

Daniels filed her lawsuit against Trump in response to this tweet calling into question her claim a man threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the president:

A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the case on the grounds that the tweet was “rhetorical hyperbole” rather than defamation and Daniels claimed.

Trump lawyer Charles Harder released a statement noting that with the lawsuit’s dismissal, the president is entitled to compensation for his legal fees.

“No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels,” Harder said.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ legal representative, referred the the judge’s ruling as “limited” and said that his client’s other claims against Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen will “proceed unaffected.”

DNA Tests Prove Elizabeth Warren Is FULL OF SHIT, 0.001% 'Native American Ancestry'

Democrat race hoaxer Elizabeth Warren wormed her way through Harvard by falsely claiming to be Native American. In 1997, the Fordham Law Review made her the poster child of successful “women of color” even though she’s white. Warren is widely expected to make a run for the presidency in 2020, so the entire fake news media is now trying desperately to clean up her history by finding some evidence that she might have Native American ancestry.

Today, Elizabeth Warren released a so-called “DNA study” that had absolutely no independent chain of custody of her DNA sample, meaning the entire thing could have been easily faked by using someone else’s saliva or tissue sample. Even then, the DNA test revealed that she could be as little as 1/1024th Native America, or about .0976% “Indian.” This number comes from the Associated Press, which had to issue a correction because they got the math wrong in their first version of their report, which desperately tried to claim the DNA test proves Warren correct about her claims of being “Native American.”

Yet most Native American tribes require individuals to be, at minimum, 1/8th Native American in order to qualify. Some tribes require as little as 1/16th. There is no tribe in America that allows inclusion for people who are 1/1024th Native America. The entire left-wing media has deliberately neglected to mention this critical point, claiming that as long as Warren has at least one molecule of Native American blood in her body, then she’s obviously a “woman of color.” (Notably, in a similar story, a biological man who pretends to be a woman just won the women’s cycling championship. Feminists applauded the defeat of women by a man claiming to be a woman. This is the new Left, where a man is a woman, and a white woman is an Indian.)

The average white American has twice as much Native American blood as Elizabeth Warren.

Furthermore, according to a 2014 story from the New York Times, the typical “white” American is .18% Native American, .19% African and 98.6% European.

This means the average white American has twice as much Native American blood as Elizabeth Warren.

In other words, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test merely confirms she’s another white American. Yet the entire left-wing media is claiming her tests prove she’s Native American.

If Elizabeth Warren is Native American, then so is nearly every white person in America, rendering the entire “Native American” designation meaningless. But the Left doesn’t want any rules to be consistently applied. In the same way Hillary Clinton gets a special pass on criminal obstruction and destruction of evidence, Elizabeth Warren receives special treatment on her ancestry that isn’t granted to anyone else.

The same deranged Left, in other words, that now claims Elizabeth Warren is Native American — even though she’s white — also claims that all white people are bad and should be removed from power. Amazingly, such demands never apply to white women like Elizabeth Warren, who receives special protection from the lying left-wing media by claiming she’s a “woman of color” even though she’s whiter than most white people.

Ultimately, the Left is all about the complete obliteration of logic and reason, which is why Leftists are also out to destroy all science and replace it with left-wing hoaxes like transgenderism and climate change. If you believe a biological man can magically transform into a woman, then you might also believe that Elizabeth Warren is a Native American when, in truth, she’s a cheater and liar who falsely claimed to be Indian in order to gain a “victimhood” advantage over her classmates.

Beware of Sodium Benzoate, The Next Toxic Carcinogen They're Adding In A Lot of Foods

Ever wonder why one third of all Americans get cancer at some point in their lifetime, even though hardly anyone got it a century ago? How about leukemia, do you think it’s hereditary? You would be dead wrong. A common ingredient in soft drinks and most jarred peppers and pickles causes leukemia, but no medical doctor in America has been authorized to talk about it, and most of them have no clue anyhow.

What’s the poison? It’s called sodium benzoate, and you’ll find it in popular paint stripper products, permanent spot removers, rubber cements, and lots of U.S. food products all approved by the FDA for human consumption.

Sodium benzoate was banned from the rubber making industry because many workers exposed to it developed leukemia and died.

Sodium benzoate is made by mixing sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid, which gives it highly destructive, solvent qualities. In Europe, the media is screaming to ban this toxic “preservative” as it may be interfering with normal development of children. The U.S. mass media, of course, won’t utter a word about it. Scientists fear conducting research on sodium benzoate, as they might get “suicided” by Big Food and Big Pharma, as so many cancer researchers, holistic doctors, and vaccine researchers have encountered.

Sodium benzoate is a known carcinogen that deprives the human cells of oxygen, breaks down the immune system and causes blood cancer to develop. On product ingredient labels, you’ll see the phrases, “to preserve freshness” or “as a preservative.” That’s so you’ll feel safe and cozy when your brain ingests those happy slogans, but what your body is attempting to digest is a dangerous concoction that’s been synthesized in a laboratory using chemicals.

It gets even worse. When sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C or E, benzene is formed. That’s where the leukemia kicks in full gear. At the cellular level, sodium benzoate deprives mitochondria of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting down the “power station” of your cells. It’s programmed cell death, and when cells are deprived of oxygen, they fail to fight off infection and disease, including cancer – the mutation and uncontrolled division of cells.

Sodium benzoate extends the shelf life of foods and beverages, while shortening the life of humans that consume it regularly.

Check your salad dressings, jams, soy sauce, vinegar, fruit juices, salsa, dips, shredded cheeses, sodas, mouthwash, toothpaste, cough syrups, and hundreds of cosmetic products for the known toxic agent and carcinogen sodium benzoate. It’s the cheapest mold inhibitor on the market, but it robs the human body of essential nutrients, thus aiding and abetting chronic neuro-degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The chemical-laden-food industry of the U.S. is well-protected. No research has been done by the FDA to protect consumers from cancer-causing additives and preservatives in foods, not even on nitrates and nitrites (the latter being the number one group of cancer causing additives). Sodium benzoate is especially dangerous because it destroys parts of your DNA. It specifically attacks the mitochondria – cells that use oxygen to produce energy. Mitochondria control the cell life cycle and cell growth.

Read the labels on everything folks. Know the toxins. Don’t eat cancer! Avoid sodium benzoate, aspartame, sucralose, and canola like the plague.

Confirmed: Face of Charlottesville (((Unite the Right))) protest now a student at LSE

In two separate interviews following the rally, Peter stated that he identified as "white nationalist" however in a later interview he said that these comments had been his "biggest mistake".

The former University of Nevada student rose to prominence as the face of the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville in 2017 where he was filmed marching with a lit torch.

The Unite the Right march was held in protest of the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from Charlottesville.

Thirty people were injured during a clash between the Unite the Right marchers and counter-protesters on the night of the protest.

Communist challenger exposes cracks in Putin’s grip on power

The Communist wunderkind Valentin Konovalov should already be Siberia’s youngest governor, but the elections he’s supposed to win are cancelled every other week.

The virtually unknown 30-year-old rode a wave of protest to win a first-round ballot in Khakassia, a republic in eastern Siberia, last month. The results were an embarrassment for the ruling United Russia party and the Kremlin, which backed the incumbent. But his opponents have found an easy way to keep him from winning the run-off: don’t hold it.

“It’s absurd,” said the candidate, who names Lenin as a political inspiration, over a cup of tea. So far, two of Konovalov’s opponents have dropped out, delaying the vote by two weeks each, and now an elections commission claims he misfiled his paperwork. Konovalov is likely to be disqualified.

“We should have won the elections outright,” he said. “Now they’re trying to keep power illegally.”

With Russia’s ruling party facing a sharp decline in support, local officials have had to scramble in some regions to maintain control. In the far east, another Communist candidate looked set for victory until a suspicious burst of votes for the pro-government candidate. Moscow cancelled the election wholesale for ballot-stuffing, the first time that’s happened since the 1990s.

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Has Dropped in Every State

President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped in every state since he was inaugurated, and in three states it fell from at least 50 percent to majority disapproval, according to a new poll.

Trump saw the biggest loss in Utah, where about 58 percent of residents approved of him when he took office, and now 50 percent disapprove of his job performance and just 45 percent continue to support him, a Morning Consult poll on the 50 states updated last Thursday shows.

“Trump’s presidency has been largely about what people are willing to overlook for what they think is most important,” Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, told the Salt Lake Tribune on Monday.

“Right now we are seeing that even with a conservative Supreme Court nominee, new trade deals and the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, the balance has shifted in the minds of many voters as they react to some of the president’s more controversial qualities,” Perry continued.

In New Mexico, Trump's 52 percent approval rating in January 2017 sunk to 41 percent in September 2018 and his disapproval rating sat at 55 percent. In Arizona, the president's 55 percent approval rating when he entered office fell to 47 percent last month and his disapproval rating was at 50 percent.

Morning Consult conducted more than 1.6 million surveys with registered American voters from January 20, 2017, to September 30, 2018, to find Trump's approval ratings every month. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 2, 2 and 1 percentage points for Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, respectively.

Trump had a net positive approval rating in 38 states when he was inaugurated. The lowest net rating change, eight percentage points, was in Alabama and West Virginia, where Trump had approval ratings of 62 percent, according to the poll.

Good Praxis: Truck with 'Trump 2020' stickers torched in bar parking lot

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A truck bearing pro-Trump stickers was torched after the owner left the vehicle at a bar parking lot in Vancouver, Wash., overnight.

Johnny MacKay told KOIN News the incident occurred late Monday night, after he opted to take an Uber home after having a few drinks, leaving his Nissan Titan pickup in the Garage Bar and Grille’s parking lot.

During the night, Randy Sanchagrin, who lives near the bar, told the local station he heard an explosion. He then exited the house and began filming what turned out to be MacKay’s truck being engulfed by flames.

“By the time I ran back to the street it was so bad there was no getting close to it,” Sanchagrin told the local outlet.

Photos of MacKay’s pickup showed two bumper stickers reading “TRUMP 2020” and “TRUMP: KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 2020.”

MacKay told the station he thinks his stickers made him a target.

He said when he arrived at the bar the next morning to pick up his truck, he also found Trump’s name spray-painted on the vehicle.

“All of a sudden I saw the tires were melted, the windows were shattered, and I was just in shock,” MacKay told the station, while also adding that he had just attached the stickers to his bumper over the weekend.

“If I would’ve known somebody would’ve taken politics this far — I saw [the stickers], I thought they were funny and apparently somebody didn’t get the joke,” MacKay said.

Hungary PM Slams EU: You Condemn Us Because We Are Not A Nation Of Migrants

Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered a fiery speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg in which he claimed his country was being condemned for choosing not to be a "country of migrants", as he conceded that the European parliament was set to trigger the EU’s most serious sanction against his government.

Arriving late to the debate in the chamber in Strasbourg on Tuesday on the country’s courts, treatment of its Roma community and media and academic freedoms, Orban told MEPs that the parliament was “insulting” his nation.

A defiant Orban accused the “pro-migrant majority” of having “already made up their minds” to invoke the European Union Treaty’s Article 7 against Hungary, for its treatment of migrants and minorities, and the ruling party purported abuse of the law and suppression of media freedoms.

"But still I have come heretoday because you are not going to condemn a government but a country as well as a nation. You are going to denounce Hungary that has been a member of the family of Christian nations for a thousand years."

The Hungarian populist nationalist, who won landslide general election victory in April, was addressing the parliament before a vote on Wednesday on a report which has advised it to trigger article 7, which can ultimately lead to an EU member state losing its voting rights in the union’s institutions, according to the Guardian

Orbán stands accused of undermining the independence of its judiciary and media, waging a propaganda and legal war against the Central European University, founded by the philanthropist George Soros, and mistreating asylum seekers and refugees while limiting the functioning of non-governmental organisations who seek to aid them.

"Hungary will not accede to this blackmailing, Hungary will protect its borders, stop illegal migration and - if needed - we will stand up to you,” said Orban.

Calling the proceedings an “insult” to his nation, Orban called Hungary the “defender of Europe” and spoke of its “different view on Christianity in Europe, the role of nations and national culture.”

“These differences cannot be a reason to brand any country and be excluded from joint decisions. We would never go as far as to silence those that do not agree with us,” said the Hungarian prime minister, as the majority of the chamber sat in silence, while his mostly Euroskeptic supporters cheered.

Article 7 is applied if an EU member state presents a “systemic threat” to the bloc’s values, which Hungary was adjudged to have done in a report by Green MEP Judith Sargentini earlier this year, and could result in Budapest losing its voting representation in various European bodies, becoming a pariah state in the union.

It requires for two-thirds of MEPs to vote in favor of accepting the report on Wednesday, after European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his annual State of the Union speech.

This is considered likely, but all the other EU nations would then need to agree unanimously to punish Budapest. Such consensus has never been achieved, meaning that Article 7 has never been implemented, and is not likely this time either, although in an unexpected setback for Orban, Austria’s governing center-right party People’s Party decided to back the report. Hungary’s northern neighbor appeared to be on the verge of joining the Visegrad Group of four anti-migrant European states (which also includes Poland, Czechia and Slovakia) when Sebastian Kurz won the election last year

Hungary has vowed to veto the application of similar sanctions to Poland, under its own investigation, and at least Warsaw will likely return the favor.

“There can be no compromises on the rule of law and democracy and it is therefore important that the accusations that have been made against Hungary are cleared up,” Kurz told Austria’s national television ahead of the MEP vote.

That said, Orban retained the support of one notable Europarliament presence: Nigel Farage.

Mr Orbán should join the Brexit club. He will love it.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 11, 2018

“Thank God there is at least one European leader prepared to stand up for his principles, his culture, his nation and his people in the face of such extreme bullying,” said former UK leader Nigel Farage, who called the proceedings against Budapest “a show trial.”

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>During the 2016 election, Donald Trump famously proclaimed "I love the poorly educated!" Well, if "poorly educated" is a euphemism for "cognitively challenged," new research finds they loved him right back.

>It reports Trump voters, on average, performed more poorly than Hillary Clinton supporters on a standard test widely regarded as a good indicator of intellectual ability.

>"Intellectual factors played an important role in the 2016 election," writes a research team led by Yoav Ganzach of Tel Aviv University. "These results suggest that the 2016 U.S. presidential election had less to do with party affiliation, income, or education, and more to do with basic cognitive ability."

>In the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, Ganzach and his colleagues analyzed data from the American National Election Studies, which included 5,914 participants in 2012 and 4,271 in 2016.

>Besides expressing their attitudes toward that year's presidential candidates, participants took a standard test of verbal ability. Specifically, they were presented with 10 sets of words, and asked "to identify the word or phrase in a set of five that was the closest to the target word."

US Man faked Downs syndrome to con female carers into changing his poopy diapers & wash his cock

Paul Menchaca, 31, allegedly became aroused while being bathed by three different women he met on home help apps Carelinx and over the summer. The school crossing guard posted ads posing as a woman named ‘Amy’ who was seeking help for a loved one with Downs, and met the women at various locations near his home in Gilbert, Az.

One of the women, who did not wish to be identified, told ABC15: ‘He needed shower and grooming, he couldn’t use the bathroom himself, he couldn’t really be alone by himself. ‘He acted like a child; his whole demeanor was childlike. He would act in tantrums, talk like a child, act like a child.’ She said Menchaca would clap and smile while having his diaper changed – and branded the alleged pervert a ‘fetishist.’

The former carer also voiced her outrage at what Menchaca allegedly made her do, saying: ‘Why would you do that? ‘Why would you make us change you knowing you didn’t have to. Why didn’t you give us a choice?

Another carer, who said Menchaca told her he’d suffered a traumatic brain injury added: ‘He did ask me a few times to come over and help him shower, but I was incredibly uncomfortable with that. ‘I feel disgusted and very uncomfortable. As a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) I’m so drawn toward people who need help, vulnerable adults, somebody who can’t even make it to bathroom themselves.

Menchaca’s alleged scheme was rumbled after his first carer became suspicious and followed him to his actual home. There, she knocked on the door, and was told by Menchaca’s parents that he did not have Downs syndrome, and does not need diapers.

Winning! President Trump Keeps Moving Strength to Strength

These days there seems to be even more of a swagger as Donald Trump strides across the South Lawn to board his green-liveried helicopter, Marine One.

Those campaign-style rallies, which have become such a marked feature of his presidency, have even more of a celebratory charge.

The president seems more willing to answer reporters' questions, partly because there is a better story to tell.

Last week he also sat for the first 60 Minutes interview of his presidency, which aired on Sunday night.

The veteran CBS presenter Lesley Stahl, who conducted this cross-examination, was struck by his self-assurance. "Right now," she said afterwards, "he's so much more confident. He is truly president. And you felt it. I felt it in this interview."

His latest Gallup approval rating is also up to 44%, a net rise of 11 points over the past month.

That is higher than Bill Clinton (41%) at a similar point in his presidency and also Ronald Reagan (42%). It is on a par with Barack Obama, who was at 46%.

All of them were two-term presidents.

October has been the most successful month of the Trump presidency so far.

It started with a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico superseding the Nafta trade deal. Unemployment has reached a 49-year low.

The White House is taking credit for the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American evangelical imprisoned in Turkey for two years, who knelt to pray with Donald Trump at the Oval Office over the weekend.

Soon the president will add his felt tip signature to new legislation tackling the opioid crisis, the product of rare bipartisanship between Republicans and Democrats.

His crowning achievement, though, was getting his second nominee onto the Supreme Court, giving America's highest court a decisive conservative majority for the first time in decades.

That alone instantly gives Donald Trump a legacy. Come 2050, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh could still be on the court, maybe sitting alongside other Trump appointees.

Improbable as it once might have seemed, a thrice-married former playboy has made the federal judiciary more socially conservative.

On the personal front, but one which impacts his presidency, Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Mr Trump has been dismissed by a federal judge in Los Angeles - a ruling which the president's lawyer described as a "total victory".

Haines City commission puts paving project on hold

The City Commission voted to table resurfacing of Peninsular Drive during Thursday night’s meeting after the original resurfacing plan didn’t completely satisfy residents.

With Commissioner Roy Tyler and Vice Mayor Don Mason absent, the commission voted 3-0 to allocate $119,000 to resurface Lake Villa Way, Lee Jackson Highway and North Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Streets.

Originally, an additional $263,000 was included in the item to resurface Peninsular Drive. Residents on Peninsular Drive however, said that was not what they were promised. The commission tabled any work on Peninsular Drive until a cost amount came back to the commission with the cost and capabilities to widen and resurface the road.

“If we’re going to do it, let’s do it right,” Mayor Morris West said.

Residents said they were told that the project was to be completed immediately after 10th Street. During a community meeting, residents were presented multiple options and chose one that included widening of the roads, sidewalks, lighting and a larger budget. That was not what was on Thursday’s agenda.

“You’ve made the roads smaller with no sidewalks,” resident Betty Hoffman said.

The project was part of a 10-year paving plan put togethe by a previous staff and with a largely different commission, city officials said. City Manager Deric Feacher said that no work on Peninsular Drive was set to be approved until the 2020-21 fiscal year.

“The staff – this group of individuals – moved it up,” Feacher said. “We went ahead with the paving because it was the easiest thing to do.”

Feacher said the Florida Department of Transportation told the city that it would not be funding the project. Feacher said sidewalks are not yet a reality because the city has yet to acquire the right-of-way. Feacher said additional items like sidewalks and widening were never approved by the commission. The $263,000 for resurfacing was approved by the commission in the 2018-19 fiscal budget.

Green Commies and AfD Nationalists Gain Seats In Recent German Election, Merkel's Party Suffers Loss

Over the weekend, we saw the CSU suffer in Bavarian state elections as it lost its absolute majority, though it still won the biggest share of votes (see bar chart).

Large gains were made on the left by the Green Party (who came second) and on the right by the AfD (who came fourth and now enter the State parliament). The Social Democrats (SPD) were the biggest losers, which continues the trend from the Federal elections in 2017. Current political calculus suggests a coalition between the CSU and the Free Voters, who came third. The Free Voters are made up from many former CSU politicians and position themselves as a protest party and in favour of rural and local issues.

One takeaway is that the trend away from establishment parties continues in Europe. Another is that local and national interests are dominating over international interests (a potential negative for EU-Italy negotiations). The bigger question for the macro community is what this means for Chancellor Merkel, the relationship between the CDU and CSU and the dynamics within the grand coalition with the SPD. At one level, the CSU has been critical of Merkel, and the weekend’s results could provide a boost for her. However, we get the next state elections on 28 October (Hessen), where the CDU will stand, and if the results are poor there, then this could bring renewed pressure on her. As for the grand coalition, given the heavy losses faced by the SPD, it will need to consider whether remaining a coalition partner still makes sense.

A potentially negative course for markets would be for the coalition to break down and new elections to be called. As a reminder, the euro fared poorly after the inconclusive election results of the 2017 Federal elections and during the initial coalition talks with the FDP and Greens (see chart). So far the euro has fared well today, but we need to keep a close eye on developments and need to add Germany to our growing worry list (US stocks, Fed hikes, US-China trade/tech war, Italy, Brexit…).

BIG! Supreme Court To Decide If Public Networks Can Or Cannot Censor User's Political Views

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations.

The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.

That could shape the ability of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google to control the content on their platforms as lawmakers clamor for more regulation and activists on the left and right spar over issues related to censorship and harassment.

The Supreme Court accepted the case on Friday. It is the first case taken by a reconstituted high court after Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation earlier this month.

On its face, the case has nothing to do with social media at all. Rather, the facts of the case concern public access television, and two producers who claim they were punished for expressing their political views. The producers, DeeDee Halleck and Jesus Melendez, say that Manhattan Neighborhood Network suspended them for expressing views that were critical of the network.

In making the argument to the justices that the case was worthy of review, attorneys for MNN said the court could use the case to resolve a lingering dispute over the power of social media companies to regulate the content on their platforms.

BAD! CIA-Mossad ISIS Terror Cells Take 700 Hostage, Putin Warns Nuclear War May Become Inevitable

ISIS has taken 700 people hostage in an area in Syria controlled by US-backed forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed.

The Russian leader said the depraved terrorists had expanded its control in territory controlled by US and US-backed forces.

ISIS issued Russia with an ultimatum and vowed to execute ten people every day.

Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages included several US and European nationals.

Putin told the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi: "They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute 10 people every day.

"The day before yesterday they executed 10 people."

Putin did not specify what the militants' demands were. He said ISIS detained several nationals south of the Euphrates river in war-torn Syria.

Russia has been engaged militarily in Syria since September 2015, but has aligned itself with Bashar al-Assad’s government in opposition to Israel and the US.

Speaking at a policy forum on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin doubled-down on a warning to Russia's geopolitical foes first made earlier this year when he declared that Russia would only use its "unstoppable" nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.

While Russia would undertake a preemptive nuclear strike, Putin said Russia wouldn't hesitate to retaliate if its warning systems spot incoming missiles, even if it would mean the mutually assured destruction of both parties, as ABC News reported. Any "aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitable, and that it will be destroyed" Putin said.

At least Russia can be secure in the knowledge that its citizens "will go to heaven" because they would be on the defensive. Meanwhile, its aggressors would meet a much less desirable fate in the afterlife.

"When we see a coming strike on the territory of Russia, we will retaliate." He acknowledged it will mean a global catastrophe, but emphasized that "we can't be those who initiated it."

"We are victims of aggression, we as martyrs will go to heaven. And they'll just die. Because you can't even repent."

Putin also claimed that ISIS had taken 700 hostages in Syria, some of whom were European and US citizens. And while their governments do nothing, the hostages are being killed off at a rate of 10 a day.

Lavrov emphasized that a third world war is an unimaginable scenario, noting that "everybody would be sane enough not to let it happen." However, the faltering dialogue between the US and NATO hasn't helped calm tensions.

As an example of a recent close call, Lavrov cited a recent incident where a Spanish fighter jet accidentally released an air-to-air missile during a training mission in Estonia, per RT.

What Lavrov described as a "toxic political climate" in Europe and Washington has made mending ties with Russia extremely difficult. While the European Commission remains "trapped" by countries opposing reconciliation with Russia, the American elites are also fueling tensions. "I think it’s silly to remain hostages to the whim of American lawmakers," he said.

While the West continues to slap Moscow with sanctions and trade cuts, Russia’s relations with Beijing and other Asian powers are on the rise. "We needed to compensate for the low level of economic cooperation with Europe," the foreign minister explained. "And we saw growing opportunities for that in China, India, Japan, Korea."

Naked, high North Dakota man climbed into holy water

Police say a naked North Dakota man who was high on drugs climbed into the holy water font during Mass at a church.

Officers in Mandan, which is just across the Missouri River from Bismarck, were called to Spirit of Life Catholic Church at around 9 a.m. Tuesday and arrested the 21-year-old man on drug, criminal mischief and indecent exposure charges. Formal charges were pending.

Deputy police Chief Lori Flaten says the man had been at the church earlier trying to bless people and was asked to leave. She says he later returned, stripped, entered the fountain, and then walked down the aisle performing a lewd act.

Flaten says preschool children were at the service. She says the church plans to drain, sterilize and re-bless the holy water.

Good! Treasury Official Arrested, Charged With Leaking Confidential Info On Ex-Trump Advisers

In the latest indication of the Trump administration's efforts to root out alleged leakers, a senior Treasury Department official working in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN), Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, has been charged with leaking confidential financial reports to the media concerning former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, according to The Hill.

Prosecutors say that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser to FinCEN, photographed what are called suspicious activity reports, or SARs, and other sensitive government files and sent them to an unnamed reporter, in violation of U.S. law. -The Hill

Suspicious Activity Reports are filed by banks in order to confidentially notify law enforcement of potentially illegal financial transactions. The documents leaked by the Treasury official, which began last October, are reported to have been used as the basis for 12 news articles published by an unnamed organization.

While the news organization was not named in the complaint, it lists the headlines and other details of six BuzzFeed articles published between October 2017 to as recently as Monday which they allege were based on the leaks.

BuzzFeed reporters Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier are commonly listed on several of the articles referenced in the government's complaint. (examples here, here and here).

Edwards has been charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of SAR reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclousres of SARs. She will be tried in the Southern District of New York, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on both charges.

When she was arrested, Edwards was in possession of a flash drive which was allegedly used to save the unlawfully disclosed SARs, as well as a cell phone "containing numerous communications over an encrypted application in which she transmitted SARs and other sensitive government information to Reporter-1."

"We hope today’s charges remind those in positions of trust within government agencies that the unlawful sharing of sensitive documents will not be tolerated and will be met with swift justice by this Office," said US Attorney Geoffrey Berman in a statement.

According to the criminal complaint, agents in the Treasury inspector general’s office detected “a pattern” of unauthorized media disclosures of the sensitive financial files beginning in October 2017 and continuing for a year. The disclosures were related to matters being investigated either by special counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York or the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

They included leaks about suspicious transactions made by Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Gates, Manafort’s longtime business partner who also served on the Trump campaign and the transition team. Both individuals were charged in connection with Mueller’s Russia investigation last October with crimes stemming from their foreign lobbying activity. Both have since decided to plead guilty and cooperate with Mueller’s probe. -The Hill

Soros Operative Jailed For Assaulting GOP Staffer

A Soros-funded operative was arrested and jailed on Tuesday after attacking the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt.

Kristin Davison says she was violently attacked by a Democrat operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by globalist billionaire George Soros. reports:

Davison and other officials for the Nevada attorney general’s campaign said the “battery” left her “terrified and traumatized” — and with bruises on her neck and arms.

“Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Davison, 31, told Fox News on Wednesday.

According to the Laxalt campaign and local law enforcement, Wilfred Michael Stark III, 50, was arrested by the Las Vegas City Marshals on Tuesday evening and remains in custody in the Las Vegas city jail.

The city marshal’s office said in a statement to Fox News: “He was arrested by our city marshals last night about 7 p.m. after Kristin Davison contacted them saying Mr. Stark had grabbed her by the arm and pushed her. The arrest is classified as a citizen’s arrest because the incident did not happen in the presence of the marshals.” The office said the incident was “an apparent result of an altercation involving Mr. Stark entering one of the rooms … and attempting to question Attorney General Adam Laxalt.”

This is not Stark’s first arrest—earlier this year, the Democratic tracker was arrested for allegedly assaulting the female press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The latest confrontation took place after a campaign event in East Las Vegas Tuesday evening. Davison told Fox News that a “very large man,” later identified as Stark, “burst into the room where Adam [Laxalt] and I were talking with a camera.”

Canadian Bank Goes Offline, Proving The Dangers of A Cashless Society

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Yesterday, CIBC reported a “systems issue” that prevented customers from logging in to their accounts online for the entire business day. CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, is one of the five biggest banks in Canada. Yesterday just happened to be the day that people receiving welfare, unemployment benefits, social insurance payments (like American social security), Canada Pension payments, and disability payments landed in the accounts of recipients.

Customers could still use ATMs and Point of Sale features but were unable to log into their accounts to check balances, transfer money, or make online payments. The sentiments of normally patient Canadians online were … tense.

The system was restored around 8 pm last night but that wasn’t soon enough for people who wanted to pay their bills by the due date or make business transactions.

Meanwhile, CIBC wants to move everything online.

Ironically, this online banking catastrophe occurred a day after Victor Dodig, the CEO of CIBC, predicted that nearly all transactions would soon be taking place online.

…almost all transactions will soon be conducted remotely, rather than in person, as customers continue to take more of their business and daily lives online.

“We see continued migration of clients to do transactions remotely,” CIBC CEO Victor Dodig said Wednesday during his bank’s institutional investor conference in Montreal. “You’re seeing 87 per cent of transactions now being done remotely. And we think it’s going to get to 96 per cent over the next four to five years.” (source)

But perhaps this migration has more to do with CIBC closing branches. Physical locations where you can walk in and see a teller are going the way of the Canadian penny. (It’s no longer being made because production costs were 1.6 cents per coin.)

Russians 'will go to heaven' in event of nuclear war: Putin

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Russians will "go to heaven" as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

"We have no concept of a preemptive strike," Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience.

"In such a situation, we expect to be struck by nuclear weapons, but we will not use them" first, he said.

"The aggressor will have to understand that retaliation is inevitable, that it will be destroyed and that we, as victims of aggression, as martyrs, will go to heaven.

"They will simply die because they won't even have time to repent," he said to some laughter from the audience.

Putin last year unveiled "invincible" new weapons that would render Western missile defence systems obsolete.

In 2016 he called for the country to reinforce its military nuclear potential.

Chesapeake Bay surveys show striped bass doing just fine

The data are in and the results are official: Juvenile striped bass numbers are healthy in the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries.

Virginia and Maryland say seine surveys conducted over the summer show young-of-year stripers – those spawned this past spring – top historic averages and signal good fishing for commercial and recreational anglers in a few years.

Mary Fabrizio, who heads Virginia’s survey, said annual sampling has important economic and ecological value and helps in managing the species.

“By estimating the relative number of young-of-year striped bass, our survey provides an important measure of annual and long-term trends in the bay’s striped bass population,” Fabrizio said.

Fabrizio is with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, which conducts the survey for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. VMRC manages nearly all the state’s fisheries.

David Blazer, director of Fishing and Boating Services at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, called their state’s results “encouraging” for their efforts to protect and maintain the striped bass fishery.

“Consecutive years of healthy reproduction is a great sign for the future of this iconic species,” Blazer said.

Third World Shithole Germany: Father Arrested For Defending His Daughter From Migrant Rape

Police in Munich, Germany have filed bodily injury charges against a 42-year-old father after he punched an African migrant who sexually assaulted his 21-year-old daughter during Oktoberfest.

The sexual assault occurred at the Hackerbrücke train station and involved a drunk migrant from Eritrea putting both his hands up the skirt of a 21-year-old young woman and fondling her buttocks.

After becoming aware of the sex attack, the young woman’s father punched the migrant in the face, according to German news outlet Merkur.

While Munich police have filed sexual harassment charges against the Eritrean migrant, they have also filed charges of bodily injury against the 42-year-old father.

Breitbart reports:

Many online were outraged that police would bring charges against the father, with some asking why he should sit by and do nothing as the man sexually assaulted his daughter.

Munich federal police spokeswoman Petra Wiedmann said that it was up to police to investigate both “crimes.”

“It is up to the judiciary to assess the case. There is a suspicion that there were two crimes, one sexual harassment and the other a physical injury. The police are required by law to bring up both,” she said.

The attack occurred during Oktoberfest, Munich’s largest festival of the year which has seen a massive increase in security in recent years due to previous sex attacks at other festivals in Germany along with the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

In 2016, the festival saw one of its lowest attendance recorded in years — while reported sex attacks rose –a year after the height of the migrant crisis.

Only a year later in 2017, Bavarian authorities reported a 91 percent increase in the number of migrant rape attacks with migrants making up as many as one in five suspects involved in rape cases in the region.

City settles lawsuit over gay sex sting operations with six-figure payout to each victim

The City of San Jose has just settled a lawsuit with five men who were discriminated against when police arrested them in a series of targeted undercover sting operations.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved a $125,000 payment to each of the five men to resolve a federal lawsuit filed in November 2017. The suit involved a string of undercover gay sex stings operations that happened between 2014 and 2015 at Columbus Park, resulting in six men being arrested and slapped with misdemeanor lewd-conduct charges.

In 2016, a judge dismissed the charges against the men after determining police violated their equal protection rights by practicing selective discriminatory enforcement. Five of those men are plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit filed last year.

The men were represented by LGBTQ rights attorney Bruce Nickerson, who said he was “extraordinarily pleased” with the outcome of the settlement, and commended the City Attorney’s Office and San Jose Police Department for their responses to the concerns aired by the lawsuit.

“I want to give them full credit for their response,” Nickerson said. “They were good faith personified.”