Turkish authorities have arrested more than 13,000 people believed to be tied to the coup attempt and have gutted the country’s civil services sector suspending over 60,000 educators, judges and police.
“‘Why should I keep them and feed them in prisons for years to come?’ – that’s what the people say,” said Erdogan. “The people now have the idea, after so many terrorist incidents, that these terrorists should be killed, that’s where they are, they don’t see any other outcome to it.” Continue reading »
Three journalists have been expelled from India including Xinhua’s New Delhi and Mumbai bureau chiefs in what many view as a diplomatic attack against Beijing.The Hindustan Times reports that India has expelled three Chinese journalists working with the Chinese-owned Xinhua news agency following “concerns” flagged by intelligence agencies. The journalists’ visas were revoked and the individuals were banned from re-entry into India – a move that can worsen relations between the two countries at a time when tensions are at a fever pitch. Continue reading »
Sacramento, CA — California law will no longer look the other way on homemade guns, or “ghost guns,” as gun control advocates call them. Building a gun from parts or a 3-D printer will soon require a background check. It will also require that a state-provided serial number be permanently fixed to the weapon.
Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed Assembly Bill 857 into law on Friday, much to the chagrin of gun rights groups. Brown had vetoed similar legislation in 2014, according to the Sacramento Bee. Continue reading »
You know it makes sense — air conditioners are as dangerous as suicide bombers. They must be stopped. Next up, refrigerators…
Here’s a petition you can support: Do it for the children, for the future.
Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.
WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, Continue reading »
With nincompoops like this in charge, I fear for civilization itself.
“Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State,” says this article.
Kerry wants to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is one of the U.S.’s lead negotiators in the discussions in Vienna, says The Washington Examiner. “She said Thursday that one of her goals is to move the HFC agreement into force by the end of the year.” Continue reading »
It was only a few weeks ago that I told you about the government’s annual report on Social Security.
It was a veritable death sentence for the program.
The Board of Trustees for Social Security (which includes the US Treasury Secretary) wrote that major parts of the program have already run out of money, and the rest of Social Security will run out of money in the next decade.
Amazing. Even Social Security knows that they’re bankrupt and unable to keep their promises to taxpayers.
This is going to cause an unbelievable crisis in the United States.
Think about it: half of Americans have ZERO retirement savings and will be fully dependent on the Social Security once they retire. Continue reading »
t turns out that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is not such a bad idea after all. Though Mexico’s current and former Presidents have both lambasted Trump for implying that a wall would curb immigration, it turns out that Mexicans like the idea.
There is one small caveat, however. Mexicans don’t want to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but rather, they want to stem the tide of immigration into their own country by building the wall on their southern border with central America: Continue reading »
Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS “soldiers”, President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country’s lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State “by every means“.
“We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us,” Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. “We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy.”
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 26, 2016
Hollande was speaking in a lightning visit to the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, just hours after the attack took place. Shortly after he spoke terror group Isis claimed responsibility saying that its “soldiers” had carried out the attack. Continue reading »
The London-based group said some of those being held were being “subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, in official and unofficial detention centres in the country”.
Amnesty said more than 10,000 people have been detained since the attempted coup, and the group called for independent monitors to be granted access to detention sites across Turkey. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Surely not! Who could think such a heretic thought?”
– Ex-congresswoman claims Israel behind European massacres (Times of Israel):
A former US congresswoman claimed on Twitter that an Israeli photographer had been on hand for massacres in Nice and Munich, proving that Israel had a hand in both attacks. Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat and former member of the US House of Representatives from Georgia, posted a video on Twitter with the message: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?…”
The video claimed that Richard Gutjahr, a German journalist married to former Israeli Knesset member Einat Wilf, had been present for both a rampage by a truck driver in Nice, France, earlier this month that left 84 dead, and a shooting at a mall in Munich in which nine teenagers were killed.
Over the weekend, Wikileaks posted a treasure trove of emails from various members of the Democrat party which has laid ruin to any hope for civility at the DNC’s convention in Philadelphia. That said, Hillary’s campaign seems to be even more concerned about what may be leaked next.
Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary’s communication director, recently told reporters:
“The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention, I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate. We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this. People need to understand — when these leaks happen — what they’re designed to do.”
Palmieri added that the Clinton campaign was not worried about it’s own email security…which we’re sure the American people will find very reassuring in the wake of that pesky little FBI investigation in which we learned just how secure Hillary’s email account was. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Smoke-screening? Disinformation? Hidden Agenda?
Can we believe anything at all where there is any connection with USA/CIA/MI6/Mossad? Anything at all?
Aren’t we better off mumbling and bumbling in the bushes, picking berries?”
For me it was a staged ‘coup’ designed to fail.
The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation.
The most important political moment of the night came when Sanders delivered the full-throated endorsement that the Clinton campaign had longed for.
“Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” Sanders told delegates, spurring a cascade of cheers. Continue reading »
Democratic US Representative Hank Johnson says Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements are destroying Palestinian homes like “termites.”
“There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself,” the Georgia lawmaker said Monday, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
He made the remarks during an event in Philadelphia, sponsored by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Continue reading »
Two men armed with knives took several people hostage at a church in Normandy, northern France on Tuesday, before being “neutralised”. Unconfirmed reports say the priest was killed by the attackers.
- Two knifemen take several people hostage during mass. The hostage-takers are believed to have been shot dead by police
- Unconfirmed press reports say the priest was killed after having his throat cut. AFP quote police sources who say one hostage was killed
- President François Hollande heading to scene
- Counter terror specialists reportedly called in to investigate
In the latest European assault to take place just over the past hour, two knifemen raided the Church of the Gambetta in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen in the département of Seine-Maritime (see map below) at 10am on Tuesday, taking between 4 and 6 hostages and allegedly killing a priest before being killed by police. According to subsequent unconfirmed reports the priest had been beheaded.
Another worshipper is said to have been seriously wounded. Continue reading »
See my commentary down below.
How should France answer to the horror in Nice? The country is now deeply entrenched in a long-term war with few hopes of dodging future attacks. The anger of the French population is understandable. But booing a prime minister at the commemoration ceremony for the loss of innocent lives is not the smartest idea. No intelligence service could have prevented the Nice attack as nothing in the profile of the lunatic who drove over 84 people could have suggested a potential link to terrorism. – Al Jazeera
We’ve been writing regularly about the meme of “evil Islam” and our perspective that it is propaganda – a dominant social theme – intended to create military tension, further authoritarianism and even, eventually, wider wars setting the West against Islam.
The lie is that Islam of itself is a terrible threat to the French – and Western – way of life.
The lies are propagated by a tiny group of people who organize fallacious themes that then become Western policy.
Global warming, the economics of central bank – and the dangers of Islam – are all examples of these themes.
The lies are regularly expanded and deepened. Continue reading »
Not the greatest start to Hillary’s homecoming week. Outgoing Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed and heckled at a Florida delegate breakfast, with attendees shouting “shame.”
Man this is brutal: DWS being booed this morning at the Florida Delegation Breakfast ahead of the DNC: https://t.co/nhdCpyMrZO
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 25, 2016
A senior French police officer has claimed that the interior ministry “harassed” her into altering a security report from the deadly terrorist attack in Nice.
Sandra Bertin, the officer in charge of Nice’s CCTV control room, told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper on Sunday that an unnamed interior ministry official contacted her after the attack and pressured her into altering her report for the night of the incident.
On July 14, a truck driver plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 200 others. Continue reading »
Following the latest allegedly terrorist incident to take place on German soil late Sunday at a music festival in the Bavarian town of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, when a 27-year-old man identified as a Syrian refugee blew himself up near the entrance to the event, injuring 12 others, Germany has been put on edge after an unprecedented series of four attacks in the last week left many dead and wounded, placing pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to stem the violence. Continue reading »
Not content with implementing a state of emergency which has given Erdogan unlimited powers to continue an unprecedented purge of political enemies which has seen over 60,000 workers sacked, over 13,000 arrested, among them soldiers, judges, prosecutors, teachers, deans, hospital workers, and as of today, 42 journalists, in the aftermath of the staged failed coup, which also includes the closure and seizure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations, 19 trade unions, 15 universities and 35 hospitals Turkey’s latest target are those who refuse to question the official script. Continue reading »
The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack.
According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper. Continue reading »
The long ignored suffering of the Kashmiri people carries with it the world’s greatest risk of full-scale nuclear war between two long-standing adversaries.
Tensions have reemerged in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a Muslim-dominated region that has long been controlled by India, but whose population longs to be reunited with their brethren in Pakistan exacerbating longstanding tensions between the two nuclear powers. Continue reading »
- Fears over spread of Zika after Miami reported case of woman infected without traveling overseas
- So far, the 1,300 infections in the US have come from mosquitoes in regions with the infection
- New graphics put into context which states have Zika, cities at risk, and how far the mosquitoes can reach
As increasing numbers of Zika infections are reported across America, worried people will be asking how far the virus will spread and whether they are at risk.
At least 1,300 people have been diagnosed with Zika in the US – including 400 pregnant women and seven babies – contracted from foreign mosquitoes, sex or pregnancy. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“I think not. The parrots were only doing as they were told. I still believe the populace were herded into Brexit under a false ‘identity/immigration’ banner.
For years now, because the core of the Rothschild dynasty is resident in England, logically, they would want it to be the base for the future of their next economic structure.
This article kind of sets off down that road, but also points to israel becoming more entrenched as a major player than certain forecasts predict.”
I believe London, as well as Frankfurt (former Rothschild residence), will be destroyed.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“As predicted, Brexit WILL be used to trigger the economic collapse starting with a UK Banks “Bail Out” followed by a “Bail in” as the snowball of economic inactivity gathers momentum.
Brexit is the perfect ploy, even though it won’t happen as the 52% had hoped.
Ignorance of the internal workings of the PTB have made us all look stupid, but will we learn?”
It seems that it is payday for the banksters.
As a new bailout is being prepared by the Bank of England, there are questions about what, if any, actions will actually be taken to leave the European Union under the new prime minister, who actually campaigned for ‘Remain’ but has so far appointed pro-Brexit cabinet members.
The new Prime Minister in the UK, Theresa May has announced that she will not pursue Article 50 proceedings to leave the EU anytime during 2016, setting the stage for putting off the split that the referendum called for.