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Epstein’s Former Cellmate Begs Judge For Transfer To Another Jail

Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate has asked a New York judge to move him to a new prison after he says prison guards have been threatening him in the wake of the registered sex offender’s death, according to the New York Post.  Hulking ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione — who briefly bunked with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center — has been told by various guards there to “shut up,” “stop talking” and “stop complaining,” as questions swirled about how the accused sex trafficker was able to commit suicide in federal custody, Tartaglione attorney Bruce Barket says in a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas.…

Trump CANCELS meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to discuss selling Greenland

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a meeting with the Danish PM after she unequivocally shot down his dreams of purchasing resource-rich Greenland, a much-memed possibility about which the president was quite serious. Trump thanked PM Mette Frederiksen for being “so direct” and sparing “a great deal of expense and effort” for both countries, which apparently have few pressing matters to discuss absent the gigantic and seemingly absurd real-estate purchase. The meeting, scheduled for two weeks into the future, would be postponed “for another time,” the president tweeted on Monday. Frederiksen refused to even entertain the possibility, calling the purchase…

Leaked Audio Shows Oil Lobbyist Bragging About Success in Criminalizing Pipeline Protests

As a growing number of states move to pass laws that would criminalize pipeline protests and hit demonstrators with years in prison, an audio recording obtained by The Intercept showed a representative of a powerful oil and gas lobbying group bragging about the industry’s success in crafting anti-protest legislation behind closed doors. Speaking during a conference in Washington, D.C. in June, Derrick Morgan, senior vice president for federal and regulatory affairs at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), touted “model legislation” that states across the nation have passed in recent months. AFPM represents a number of major fossil fuel…

Who Inflicts the Most Gun Violence in America? The U.S. Government and Its Police Forces

Yes, gun violence is a problem in America, although violent crime generally remains at an all-time low. Yes, mass shootings are a problem in America, although while they are getting deadlier, they are not getting more frequent. Yes, mentally ill individuals embarking on mass shooting sprees are a problem in America. However, tighter gun control laws and so-called “intelligent” background checks fail to protect the public from the most egregious perpetrator of gun violence in America: the U.S. government. Consider that five years after police shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been no relief from the government’s gun violence. Here’s…

Man Sues CNN’s Don Lemon for Alleged Assault at Sag Harbor Bar

A man claimed in a new lawsuit that CNN host Don Lemon attacked him at a Sag Harbor bar last summer. The lawsuit, obtained by Mediaite, was filed Sunday and seeks unspecified damages for “emotional pain and suffering.” “The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite in a statement. “This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon. Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time.” Dustin…

Visa & Mastercard Pledge not to Block Firearms Purchases as Gun Sales Surge

Unlike some other payment processors who have allowed themselves to become politicized, Visa CEO Alfred Kelly has promised not to block purchases of firearms made through the company. Asked if Visa would continue to facilitate firearms purchases, Kelly told CNBC, “We are guided by the federal laws in a country, and our job is to create and to facilitate fair and secure commerce.” Adding that Visa would continue to “follow the laws of the land,” Kelly emphasized that private companies should not be dictating what people can or cannot buy, so long as it’s legal. “The reality is that it’s…

U.S. immigration agents arrest 680 workers at Mississippi plants

U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite enforcement operation in a single state. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working illegally at the plants. They said they also seized business records as part of a federal criminal investigation. Some of those detained will be released for “humanitarian reasons” and required to appear in U.S. immigration court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Mississippi, which partnered with ICE, said…

9/11 Commission-styled Witch Hunt of “White Nationalists”

Jennifer Rubin, a resident Zionist op-ed writer at The Washington Post, believes it is time for the exceptional nation to take on white nationalists. She cites Freedom House, the supposed non-NGO that receives funding from the US government and specializes in undermining foreign governments. A Freedom House official told me that rarely does the organization address a U.S. domestic issue. “When we do, it is because we feel like the actions of our leaders are threatening the very fabric of our democracy,” she said. “This is a moment like that.” In addition, the chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean,…

Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Shootings Leave 31 Dead

The FBI is warning of the potential for copycat attacks by domestic violent extremists after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio within 13 hours of each other left at least 31 people dead and 53 injured, in what President Donald Trump called “an attack upon our nation, and a crime against all of humanity.” “In one voice, our country must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” Trump said from the White House on Monday morning. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.” Expanding on his earlier tweets, Trump called for new laws on guns…

US-Based Video Game Maker Stocks Take Hit After Trump Blames Industry for Mass Shootings

The shares of some of the biggest names in the video-game industry took a hit after US President Donald Trump partially blamed the industry for contributing to a culture of violence that results in mass shootings, stock prices showed. The shares of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive Software, all US-based companies, each fell by about 5 percent following the president’s remarks on Monday. Activision Blizzard, the maker of video-game series “Call of Duty,” took the biggest hit of the three, seeing its stock price decreasing by nearly 6 percent to a close of $46.10. Electronic Arts shares fell…

Three Mass Shootings Who Cares? When Chicago’s Body Count is at 282

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Windy City so far this year, through the end of July, has logged 282 homicides, and that’s the good news!? Actually, outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, it’s not making much news at all, overshadowed by high-profile incidents in California, El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. For July, the Chicago newspaper reported, “The 43 murders and 231 shootings reported in July alone were also the lowest for the month since 2016, and down from 64 murders and 264 shootings last year, police said.” According to the popular website heyjackass.com, July saw 40 people…

SHITHOLE: Seven shootings reported this weekend in Baltimore amid ceasefire call

As if in defiance of an organized plea against violence announced for this weekend, police reported seven more shootings — including at least one homicide — in Baltimore in less than 24 hours. A 32-year-old woman was found sitting in the driver’s seat of her car in the 4300 block of Seminole Ave. at about 1:37 p.m. Saturday with gunshot wounds to her head and chest, a Baltimore Police Department news release said. Officers attempted to save the woman’s life, but she was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. in the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center. The release said that…

SHITHOLE: 59 shot, 7 fatally in Chicago weekend shootings

Shootings across the city of Chicago this past weekend have left seven people dead and another 52 people wounded. One of the most recent shootings occurred in the city’s Austin neighborhood. Investigators placed down several evidence markers Sunday night on Bloomingdale Avenue near Central Avenue. That’s where police said two men walked up to another man sitting in a parked car and started shooting. The 21-year-old man was shot twice and rushed to the hospital where he later died. Another woman was injured, but was treated and released. The shooting was one of multiple that took place over the past…

Walmart gunman Patrick Crusius, 21, who went on 20-minute shooting spree with an AK-47 in El Paso, killing at least 20 and wounding 26, before surrendering to SWAT team – as police link ‘anti-Hispanic’ manifesto to shooter

At least 20 people have been killed and at least 26 others, including a four-month-old baby, were wounded after a gunman opened fire inside an El Paso Walmart Saturday. One suspect is in custody. He has been identified in press reports as Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old man from Allen, Texas, just outside of Dallas.  Crusius is allegedly the man seen in surveillance footage walking in through the front entrance of the Walmart with an AK-47 assault rifle.  The gunman is seen wearing what appears to be either headphones or ear defenders. A second person was also taken into custody at the…

The Plan To Ban Hunting One Town At A Time…

Much has been made of the vicious three-way battle between New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ)’s front office, anti-hunting extremists and pro-sportsman advocates in New Jersey over the black bear hunt. The hunt, termed Murphy’s “first year mulligan” by respected star ledger columnist Paul Mulshine in a blistering article, has been a constant source of frustration – and for good reason. On the one side, New Jersey’s million-odd sportsmen feel attacked, and rightly so, by an extremist Governor who takes gleeful potshots at sporting enthusiasts and gun owners at every term – taking from them the state lands that their…

The Biopharmaceutical Industry Provides 75% Of The FDA’s Drug Review Budget. Is This A Problem?

The FDA’s objectivity when approving new drugs has been called into question numerous times, and many argue that the agency is indebted to the biopharmaceutical industry. According to reports, the industry pays three-quarters of the FDA’s budget used for the drug review process. This number is simply mind-boggling. No other federal agency is supported to this extent by the industry it regulates. In fact, given this degree of support, it is safe to assume that the FDA would jump through hoops to meet the needs of the biopharmaceutical industry. The groundwork for the relationship between the FDA and the pharmaceutical…

INVESTIGATION: Where HAS all the money gone? The truth is Baltimore can’t account for millions while poverty is rampant and drugs, danger and yes, rats lurk around every corner of the 7th District

It is 2:25 in the afternoon as EMTs struggle to help the writhing man, facedown in the dirt on the sidewalk. They strap him onto a stretcher. His head lolls, his T-shirt rides up exposing his belly and white foam crusts around his mouth. It is hardly a rare occurrence, according to one bystander. ‘This is a high drugs run,’ he explains, gesturing up and down W North Avenue, ‘They OD and fall out all the time.’ Within the next three hours and as many blocks there will be three shootings in this pocket of West Baltimore alone. It is…

Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy Dies After Overdose at Family’s Compound

Saoirse Kennedy-Hill, a 22-year-old granddaughter of slain U.S. Sen Robert F. Kennedy, died Thursday after suffering an apparent overdose at the Kennedy family compound. She was at the Hyannis Port compound, where her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, resides, when emergency responders were called on Thursday afternoon, The New York Times reported. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where she was pronounced dead. Kennedy-Hill was the daughter of Paul Michael Hill, who was wrongly imprisoned for bombings attributed to the Irish Republican Army in 1974. Her mother, Courtney Kennedy Hill, is one of 11 children of the late presidential…

Kamala Harris accused of keeping blacks jailed to provide “slave wage labor” to the state of California

Sen. Kamala Harris loves to talk about criminal justice reform like she means it, but when the rubber meets the road and she is challenged on her record of ‘reform’ while serving as California’s attorney general recently, what she says on a debate stage rings hollow. So hollow, in fact, that the only thing Harris had to say in response to being called out about her hypocrisy on the issue by of her 2020 Democratic presidential competitors, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, was to bypass it altogether and take a jab at polling data. The 24-odd Democrats vying for their…

TV networks sue nonprofit to kill free TV service

The major broadcast networks today sued the makers of Locast, a nonprofit organization that provides free online access to broadcast TV stations. The lawsuit filed by ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC seeks financial damages and a permanent injunction that would shut Locast down. Broadcast TV networks are available for free over the air with an antenna. But selling the rights to retransmit those signals in other ways is a big business. Broadcasters reportedly collected $10.1 billion in 2018 via retransmission fees they charge cable and satellite TV companies. TV providers routinely pass this cost along to consumers in the form of…

Jeffrey Epstein is in danger of being murdered before his trial says victims’ lawyer, who questions if alleged suicide attempt was actually a hit put out on pedophile by a powerful friend

A lawyer who represented three women during the criminal proceedings against Jeffrey Epstein over a decade ago thinks the convicted pedophile may not live to see his trial if he is released from prison or is allowed to mingle with other inmates.Spencer Kuvin said in an interview with The Sun that he does not think Epstein attempted suicide last week, and that his injuries could be the result of an attempted hit by one of his powerful friends. ‘I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt. I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn’t make any sense,’…

Will Trump Let the US Army Stand by While 100,000 Christians Are Killed?

U.S. troops and approximately 100,000 Christians are endangered by a pending Turkish attack on northeastern Syria. The situation has prompted a Christian self-defense force to beg the American army for protection. A partner of the Christian force, the Syriac Military Council, sent a message to Clarion Project asking for help. The SMC’s public statement says: “We urge the Christians in the U.S. to ask that the U.S. Army that is present in North-East Syria will not allow the Turkish army and jihadists to invade North-East Syria. Will the U.S. Army stand by idly while we are killed?” Aram Hanna, the…

‘SHOOT! SHOOT!’ Illegals taunt agents to open fire during tense border clash

llegal aliens are growing more brazen on the border, and new video from the Mexican side shows migrants clashing with CBP agents late last week. The chaotic, shaky video shows migrants fighting with border agents around a concrete barrier topped with concertina wire. “You are shooting, I want to speak with you!” a presumed migrant shouted at agents. One person can be seen stumbling around, likely hit with tear gas. “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” he taunted. “This is not their f*cking rules,” he announced as a taser could be heard. “At about 4 a.m. today[Friday], a group of 47 undocumented…

Gay Democrat who claimed to have removed 77 bullets from bodies of Pulse Nightclub shooting now admits it never happened… she made it all up: What else are Dems faking?

A lesbian leftist who previously told the media that she was a doctor who helped remove bullets from the alleged victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, has since come forward to confess that she made the whole thing up for attention. Elizabeth McCarthy, an LGBTQP Democrat and former candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, is now being charged by the Florida Department of Health for pretending to be a cardiologist, which is a felony in the third degree that carries with it a penalty of $1,000, plus costs, for a first-time offense. According to reports, McCarthy…

DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific

Between 2006 and 2012, opioid drug makers and distributors flooded the country with 76 billion pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone—highly addictive opioid pain medications that sparked the epidemic of abuse and overdoses that killed nearly 100,000 people in that time period. As the epidemic surged over the seven-year period, so did the supply. The companies increased distribution from 8.4 billion in 2006 to 12.6 billion in 2012, a jump of roughly 50%. In all, the deluge of pills was enough to supply every adult and child in the country with around 36 opioid pills per year. Just a 10-day supply…

DARPA To Put Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Detectors In Public Venues

Can you imagine living in a country that puts surveillance devices in every city and public venue? What would be the first country that comes to mind? China or the United Kingdom, right? What if I told you that the United States has joined their ranks? Recent news stories reveal that the United States is installing multiple types of surveillance devices in cities and public venues. A recent news release by the Defense Department’s, Defense Advanced Research Projects Association (DARPA) and Homeland Security reveal that they are installing nuclear, biological and chemical sensors everywhere. The program called,“PReemptive Expression of Protective…

A Bacterial Invasion? People All Over The East Coast Are Suddenly Being Attacked By Flesh-Eating Disease In 2019

Why are we suddenly seeing so many cases of flesh-eating disease all along the east coast of the United States?  For years, flesh-eating bacterial infections were so rare in the U.S. that even a single case would make national headlines.  But here in 2019 the news is telling us that we are seeing flesh-eating infections “at a rate much higher than in previous years”, and this outbreak really seems to have escalated dramatically over the last couple of months.  In fact, I found so many cases as I was doing research for this article that I had to simply stop…

Man caught driving stolen car filled with radioactive uranium, rattlesnake, whiskey, Guthrie police say

Guthrie police had quite the surprise when they pulled over a car with an expired tag – the car turned out to be stolen, and police said they found a canister of radioactive uranium, a rattlesnake, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey. According to Guthrie police, an officer was patrolling the area of the 300 block of Viking Drive on June 25, when he noticed a car with an expired tag. The officer pulled over the car and spoke with the driver, later identified as 41-year-old Stephen Jennings. Police said Jennings’ driver’s license was suspended, and the car…

The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant

Life for the medieval peasant was certainly no picnic. His life was shadowed by fear of famine, disease and bursts of warfare. His diet and personal hygiene left much to be desired. But despite his reputation as a miserable wretch, you might envy him one thing: his vacations. Plowing and harvesting were backbreaking toil, but the peasant enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the year off. The Church, mindful of how to keep a population from rebelling, enforced frequent mandatory holidays. Weddings, wakes, and births might mean a week off quaffing ale to celebrate, and when wandering jugglers or…

Until the Tax Man Do Us Part

Are you planning a wedding for this year? Congratulations! Whether it’s going to be one with hundreds of guests in a grand setting or something much more intimate… like a ceremony on the beach with a few close family members and friends… you have a lot going on now. What to wear, whom to invite, what to serve, where to go on a honeymoon are surely on your checklist. Furthest from your mind is what getting married will mean for your income taxes. But between now and next April, it will pop up. So the sooner you know what to…

Deporting Illegal Aliens Saves Americans Billions in Tax Dollars

Deporting the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States saves American taxpayers hundreds of billions in public costs, analysis finds. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to conduct a mass deportation effort next week, where at least 2,000 illegal aliens who have final orders for removal will be arrested, detained, and deported from the U.S. American taxpayers stand ready to benefit significantly from the deportation of thousands of illegal aliens, all of whom have been ordered deported and have refused to leave. The latest analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research…

US cop fired over deadly shooting ‘rehired to get pension’

A US police officer who was fired after shooting dead an unarmed man was temporarily rehired so he could apply for a pension, local media report. Philip Brailsford, 28, killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of an Arizona hotel in early 2016. He was fired and charged with murder – but was acquitted at trial in 2017. Records show that he was briefly rehired last year so he could apply for a lifetime pension worth more than $2,500 (£2,000) a month. The move meant he could be medically retired – rather than fired – which made him eligible for…

Texas Reporter Watches 300 Migrants Cross Border in Six Hours

A Texas reporter in the Rio Grande Valley took her camera to Rincon Village and witnessed approximately 300 migrants crossing the border and turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents. The crossings occurred Tuesday night between 6 p.m. and midnight. KGBT CBS4 Reporter Sydney Hernandez traveled to the Texas border at Rincon Village Wednesday night at about 6 p.m. The deserted area on the banks of the Rio Grande is a well-known border crossing area. During the next six hours, Hernandez sent out a series of tweets capturing the images of migrants walking up the dirt roads from the border…

Tropical Storm Barry Inches Toward Gulf Coast; Heavy Rain Moves In; Dangerous Flooding Ahead in Lower Mississippi Valley

Tropical Storm Barry will make landfall today along the northern Gulf Coast, possibly as a hurricane. A major threat of rainfall flooding is in play over the northern Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley. New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are among the cities in a high risk for flooding rainfall. Hurricane, tropical storm and storm-surge warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast. Storm-surge flooding will also add to the water worries, particularly along and east of Barry’s track. Power outages are likely in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Tropical Storm Barry will make landfall today, possibly as…

Gargling Mouthwash And Spitting It Back In The Bottle Is The Next Horrifying Internet Trend

So, this happened: Twitter personality Bameron Nicole Smith (@bameronkaii) was filmed taking a swig of Listerine, spitting it back into the bottle, putting it back on the shelf, then prancing away. (1) Has the world gone completely mad? And, Listerine? Ew! This on the heels of another recent viral video, in which someone was filmed licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and putting it back in the grocery store freezer. (2) What is with this constant need for attention? The type of attention doesn’t seem to matter at all… as long as all eyes are on them.  Compromising…

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. World BEYOND War had flooded Congressional offices with the demand for Yes votes. Here is the text of the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act as passed: At the end of subtitle G of title X, insert the following: SEC. 10. REPORT ON FINANCIAL COSTS OF OVERSEAS UNITED STATES…

‘Completely Illegal’: Texas Nuclear Waste Storage Proposals Put Profits Above Public Safety

On Wednesday, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a hearing that included various groups speaking out against the interim nuclear waste storage proposed by Waste Control Specialists in Midland, Texas. Though crucial, this hearing is just one step in a multi-level fight for public safety. A two-day hearing began July 10 with individuals, companies and organizations speaking in favor and against the so-called temporary storage of nuclear waste in Andrews County, Texas. Though the legality of designating a central nuclear waste repository is highly questionable given current federal laws and restraints on the US Department of Energy, the NRC…

Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor that uses bomb-grade fuel

Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb. The intruders jumped a security perimeter fence at the Vallecitos reactor in Alameda County on Wednesday afternoon, a 1,600-acre (647.5-hectare) site about 40 miles (64 km) east of San Francisco, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on its website in a security threat notice. They escaped security…

Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

Scientists have identified a radiation leak on the wreck of a Russian nuclear submarine that sank in Arctic waters in 1989. The Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine sank off Norway’s Bear Island following a fire on board, which resulted in the loss of life of 42 of the 69 crewmen on board. Resting at a depth of 5,577 feet, the submarine’s nuclear reactor and two nuclear warheads are still on board. Scientists recently recorded radiation at the wreck site 100,000 times the normal level for the Norwegian Sea. “Several samples taken in and around a ventilation duct on the wreck of the submarine…

Evacuations Ordered on Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nears

Local officials mandated evacuations Thursday morning in low-lying areas surrounding New Orleans after a system in the Gulf of Mexico, which has since been upgraded to a tropical storm, dumped up to 8 inches of rain on the coastal city in just three hours the day before. The National Hurricane Center predicted that the slow-moving Tropical Storm Barry could become a hurricane by Friday, warning that the biggest danger from the storm was not the wind but sustained heavy rain. It is expected to make landfall on Saturday morning. “The slow movement of this system will result in a long…

Watch: Mother of 19-Month-Old Girl Who Died After ICE Detention Testifies on Abject Cruelty of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

During a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday titled “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,” the mother of a 19-month-old girl who died shortly after becoming sick in ICE custody delivered heartbreaking testimony on the horrific and abusive conditions inside the Trump administration’s detention centers. Yazmin Juárez explained how her and her young daughter Mariee fled violence in their home country of Guatemala in 2018, seeking safety and asylum in the United States. “So, we came to America, where I hoped to build a better, safer life for us,” Juárez said. “That did not happen. Instead, I watched my…

Chase customers have ONE MONTH left to opt out of binding arbitration

Ten years ago, Chase was forced to withdraw the binding arbitration clauses in its credit card agreements as part of a settlement in a class-action suit (the company was accused of conspiring with other banks to force all credit-card customers to accept binding arbitration) (one of the things binding arbitration does is deprive you of your right to join class-action suits!). Last May, the company stealthily reintroduced the clauses, and gave customers until August 7 to notify the company in writing if they do not agree to binding arbitration. You have ONE MONTH LEFT to opt out. Binding arbitration is…

California’s nuclear power plants built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault, setting up catastrophic “Fukushima” event for the West Coast

A Natural News investigation into the geolocation of nuclear power facilities in California reveals that five nuclear facilities were built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault line, with some constructed right in the middle of earthquake zones that have up to a 50% chance of a severe earthquake every 30 years. One nuclear power plant – the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which produces 2,160 megawatts — was constructed on the coast, making it extremely vulnerable to the very same kind of ocean water surge that destroyed the Fukushima-Daiichi facility which suffered a 2011 meltdown in Japan. That…

Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

In the aftermath of the Virginia Beach shooting, the usual gun control debate has come back into the national conversation. The shooting, which witnessed a disgruntled public employee, DeWayne Craddock, kill 12 people at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center was odd in certain respects. Apart from taking place in another gun-free zone, the shooter acquired his firearms legally and also used a handgun with a suppressor. The use of a suppressor in this shooting made the media go wild. Certain Democratic officials like New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez immediately called for a ban on these accessories. Even President Donald Trump…

U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Officially Introduce Directed Energy Weapons Into Warfare

Nearly 4 years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Lasers and Electronic Warfare To Be Used in New World of Drones and Anti-Drones,” wherein I detailed the trend toward using directed energy weapons in warfare. Unfortunately, it appears that much of the speculation at that time about whether or not this was merely the military-industrial complex looking to fund more boondoggle projects that would never see the light of day actually has become reality. Fox News reports: If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing into…

Investigative Journalist: Bill Clinton is Lying About Flying on ‘Lolita Express’ Only 4 Times

An investigative journalist and human trafficking expert says that Bill Clinton is lying when he claims he only flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ four times. Conchita Sarnoff spent over a decade looking into documents and interviewing officials and witnesses surrounding the Epstein case. During an appearance on Fox News last night, she confounded former president Clinton’s attempt to distance himself from Epstein. Clinton released a statement claiming he had not spoken to Epstein in over a decade and that he only took four trips on Epstein’s airplane. Flight logs obtained by Fox News in 2016 show that Clinton flew…

Pentagon solicits virtual reality tech to prep soldiers for ‘battlefield nuclear warfare’

The Pentagon has put out a call for virtual reality training environments with “radiological/nuclear considerations” – another sign that the US’ unhealthy obsession with nuclear warfare isn’t going away anytime soon. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a Department of Defense division focused on countering weapons of mass destruction, is looking for virtual reality systems it can use to train combat forces in a “battlefield nuclear warfare environment.” The agency issued a “sources sought notice” last week, seeking technical specs and other market information on “virtual training and testing programs” for combat troops “performing radiological threat objects find and interdict operations”…

Extensive flooding hits MD, DC-6.3 inches in Fredrick, MD, 4.5 Near Arlington, VA

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House’s West Wing. Government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with wet vacs. Flooding led to electrical outages that closed the National Archives Building and Museum, according to a statement from the National Archives, which said the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were safe and not in any danger. National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter…

‘Protesters as terrorists’: growing number of states turn anti-pipeline activism into a crime…Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests in at least 18 states since 2017 that civil liberties advocates say are unconstitutional

From the Standing Rock camps in North Dakota to tree-sits in Texas, activists have attempted to stop pipeline construction with massive shows of civil disobedience. Now they could be forced to change those tactics, or face heavy penalties under a wave of new anti-protest laws that civil liberties advocates say violate the first amendment. Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests that disrupt the construction and operation of pipelines in at least 18 states since 2017. Seven states have passed laws that ratchet up the penalties for activists protesting or even planning protests of oil and gas pipelines and…

The Large Earthquakes That We Just Witnessed Should Be Taken As A Warning By Everyone Still Living In California

For years, scientists have been warning us that the San Andreas fault is “locked and loaded” and could potentially “unzip all at once”.  Of course the two large earthquakes that we just witnessed in southern California were not along the San Andreas fault, and we should be extremely thankful for that.  Because they happened in remote areas, those two quakes didn’t cause an enormous amount of damage, but they should still be taken as a warning.  The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rattled southern California on Friday night was felt in San Francisco, Las Vegas and northern Mexico simultaneously, but if…

Trump Suggests Opening Migrant Detention Centres to the Media

ollowing new media reports on accusations of unsafe conditions for illegal immigrants in detention facilities, the US president floated the possibility of letting the press go in and see the reality for themselves. US President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants to open the illegal migrant detention centres near the US-Mexico border to the press in a bid to alleviate accusations of unsanitary and dangerous conditions inside. “I’m going to start showing some of these detention centres to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey, according to AFP. “We’re…

Gun-Controlled Chicago: At Least 66 Shot, 5 Killed, over July 4th Weekend

At least 66 people were shot, five fatally, over July Fourth weekend in gun-controlled Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a woman was killed “before dawn” July 4, 2019, on West Wilcox Street. “Another man was killed and three others were wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side” during an 11:30 am drive-by shooting on July 4. A 37-year-old man named Oliver Booth was shot and killed around 2:47 am Friday. Minutes later, at roughly 2:55 am, 22-year-old Akeelah D. Addison was shot in the head and killed “in the 4200 block of South Wells Street in Fuller Park.” Forty-year-old Tory…

Mississippi makes it a jailable offense to call plant-based or cultured-meat patties “burgers”

FDA (totally not in thrall to Big Dairy): we’re going to ban calling almond milk “milk”; Mississippi State legislature (totally not in thrall to Big Ag): hold my beer. Also prohibited: “veggie hot dog”; “tofu dog.” The fact that beef-based hot dogs are not made from dogs is not a problem, apparently. The law would also prohibit the use of “burger” or “dog” in relation to vat-grown, cell-based food, which is made of meat. The statute reserves these appelations for foodstuffs derived from “slaughtered livestock.” The bill, which passed in January and goes into effect now, was celebrated by thoroughly…

Over 1,000 top secret Air Force documents found at Ohio home

The FBI is investigating after more than 1,000 pages of highly sensitive, classified documents from a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base unit were recovered from a Fairborn home. A 33-year-old Air Force contractor for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt admitted to printing out and taking home the files marked “TOP SECRET,” according to a search warrant filed in Ohio’s Southern District. NASIC is a Department of Defense intelligence unit that analyses intelligence on foreign air, cyber and space threats. That includes intelligence on military systems and equipment of other nation states. The Greene County ACE Task Force and…

3,000 earthquakes since July 4, and more big ones likely coming

Southern California could experience another sizable earthquake over the next week, seismologists said Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey has calculated a 27% probability the region will be hit by a magnitude 6 or greater quake in the coming days, according to Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. “We’re likely to see maybe one or two of those in the next week,” he said at a news conference. The USGS estimates that the probability of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake hitting within the next week has fallen to 3%, down from 6% on Friday. “That probability is over the next week, but…

Feds say El Chapo owes the US government $12BILLION…

Federal prosecutors are seeking a staggering $12.7 billion from convicted drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the amount they believe his cartel made from drug sales in the US. Filed by prosecutors on Friday, the motion state authorities are ‘entitled to forfeiture of all property that constitutes or is derived from the defendant’s narcotics-related crimes.’ Based on prices for drugs quoted by various witnesses, Guzman’s 25-year reign atop the murderous Sinaloa cartel netted sales of some $11.8 billion in cocaine, $846 million in marijuana and $11 million in heroin, authorities said. The money was laundered and used to pay the…

Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them

Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports. Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages. Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to…

The Latest: Southern California reels from 7.1 quake

The Latest on Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Small communities in the Mojave Desert are reeling from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake — the second major temblor in as many days to rock Southern California. Authorities say Friday night’s shaker was centered near the town of Ridgecrest — the same area where a 6.4-magnitude quake hit on Independence Day. Mark Ghillarducci, director of the California Office of Emergency Services, says there are “significant reports of structure fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks throughout the city.” He also says…

Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Southern California sparking fires, canceling ball games and leaving multiple injured – a day after the 6.4 strongest quake in 20 years struck the region

A powerful earthquake has rocked Southern California for the second time in as many days. The Friday magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit about 11 miles from Ridgecrest, the town in Kern County which was very close to the epicenter of the magnitude 6.4 quake felt on Thursday.   The quake, which interrupted sports games and sparked fires, was felt in Las Vegas and downtown Los Angeles as a rolling motion that seemed to last at least a half-minute.  Dr Lucy Jones, a seismologist for the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), said Friday’s quake was the most powerful to hit Southern California since…

Missouri Town Admits It Used Ticket Quota

Law enforcement agencies around the country are routinely accused of using ticket quotas to maximize revenue generation. In all but the rarest of cases, officials deny such charges in the strongest term. An exception surfaced last week with a formal statement issued by Diamond, Missouri. “The city of Diamond admits that certain actions taken by its chief of police constitute having a policy requiring or encouraging employees to issue a certain number of citations for traffic violations in violation of Sections 304.125 and 575.320.1 Revised Statutes of Missouri,” read a settlement agreement signed by Mayor Brenda S. Schmitt. Missouri Attorney…

A woman filmed licking a tub of ice cream and returning it to a grocery store shelf in a viral video last week is facing up to 20 years in prison

A woman filmed licking a tub of ice cream and returning it to a grocery store shelf in a viral video last week is facing up to 20 years in prison, police said Thursday. The footage — which has been viewed more than 11 million times — shows the so-far unnamed woman opening a container, running her tongue across the ice cream then laughing as she places the violated dessert back in the freezer, in a branch of Walmart in the city of Lufkin, eastern Texas. Police said on Wednesday they believed they had identified the suspect after “detectives had…

Billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline and 6 others killed in helicopter crash

Chris Cline, the billionaire mining entrepreneur and coal tycoon and benefactor to southern West Virginia, and a reported six others died in a helicopter crash early Thursday in the waters off the coast of the Bahamas, friends of Cline reported to The Register-Herald on Thursday afternoon. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice confirmed reports of Cline’s death Thursday evening in a tweet. Nassau authorities confirmed that a submerged helicopter with seven aboard had been found near Walker’s Cay. Bahamas police verified late Thursday that seven Americans — four women and three men — had died but did not identify the victims.  Friends…

Communists Throw Burning US Flag on Secret Service Officer in Front of White House

Shocking photos show the moment Revolutionary Communist Party protesters in front of the White House Thursday evening lit an American on fire and then threw the burning flag on a nearby Uniformed Division Secret Service Officer. The photos were taken and posted to Twitter by Marcus J. DiPaolo. “Communists burn a flag in front of the White House, toss it on U.S. Secret Service Police, who recoils in pain. Another USSS member comes in with a fire extinguisher and puts it out.” Upon further review, DiPaolo realizes two flags were burned. The other incident, seen from other angles, resulted in…

Largest earthquake in decades hits Southern California, measuring 6.4 magnitude

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, the largest temblor to hit the region in decades. The 10:33 a.m. quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of Kern County about 100 miles from Los Angeles. The quake was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 6.6 Northridge quake, which killed dozens and caused billions of dollars in damage. But the Northridge quake hit in the center of a populated area, while Thursday’s quake was located far from the metropolitan Los Angeles area. It was also a relatively deep quake, occurring more than five miles…

5 reasons Independence Day is for the anti-government rebels

No matter how many things are wrong with this nation, Independence Day is not a time for cynicism and pessimism. Celebrate America, and celebrate it hard. Because the 4th of July is NOT about supporting this government or blind patriotism. Independence Day is about the rebel American spirit that gave a big middle finger to the government oppressors. Yes, the government will try to take this holiday and make it about them. But true rebels know, this holiday is as anti-government as they come. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The equality of all human beings, regardless of race…

Crack Head: Hunter Biden Reacts to Helicopter Over His Home: ‘F*ck you, Mr. President!’

Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter questioned whether Donald Trump was spying on him after spotting a helicopter near his home. “I told Melissa, ‘I don’t care. Fuck you, Mr. President. Here I am, living my life,’” Hunter Biden said, referring to his new wife Melissa Cohen, whom he married in June. Hunter Biden said he recently made those remarks in an interview with the New Yorker‘s Adam Entous after spotting the helicopter. “I said, ‘I hope they’re taking pictures of us right now. I hope it’s a live feed to the President so he can see just how much…

Pentagon Tells US Service People to Say ‘I’m Proud of My Tank’ During 4th of July Parade – Report

US servicemen will take part in Independence Day celebrations in Washington DC this year. The decision to involve the military was reportedly made at the last moment, leaving the Pentagon scrambling to prepare. The US Department of Defense issued a memo for servicemen slated to take part in 4th of July celebrations at the National Mall in Washington DC, telling them what to say and what not to say if approached by reporters or the public. According to photos provided my Mother Jones editor Matt Cohen, the servicemen were issued cards bearing “messages” US soldiers should repeat during the event.…