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Mar 31 23:58

Morgan Ortagus To Be Named State Department Spokesperson

Morgan Ortagus is the latest to go through the revolving door from Fox News to the Trump TV administration. Unlike her predecessor, Fox News host Heather Nauert, Ortagus appears to be qualified for the position of State Department spokesperson.

You may recall that Nauert abruptly announced she would leave the position “to spend more time with family” after her nomination to be ambassador the U.N. (for which she was even less qualified) ran into trouble.

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Mar 31 23:39

Ancient Pet Cemetery Discovered In Egypt

Spearheaded by Marta Osypi?ska, a team of researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences, discovered a pet cemetery while exhuming an ancient trash dump by Berenike.

Mar 31 19:20

Lawsuit: 10-Year-Old Was Drugged, Sexually Assaulted In US Custody

A Guatemalan father is suing two nonprofits that house migrant children for the US government, alleging his 10-year-old son was forced to take psychotropic drugs and sexually assaulted while in custody.

Mar 31 19:20

The U.S. Government's Counterterrorism Center Doesn't Track White Supremacists. Some Think It Should.

Earlier this week, the Justice Department indicted more than a dozen white supremacists in Alaska for a multitude of alleged crimes, ranging from narcotics trafficking to murder. The arrests came less than two weeks after a white supremacist in New Zealand shot and killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, highlighting what many see as a growing terrorist threat from white nationalism.

Mar 31 18:03

Why the State Revels in Crises

By Stefan Kløvning

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. – H. L. Mencken

The fundamental task the State proclaims to serve is that of protecting citizens from violence perpetrated amongst one another. For this, it requires a monopoly on violence, and thus only the State, by definition, can be allowed to perpetrate violence against its fellows if it is to have any practical significance. So, what does this entail? If the citizens are imperfect, what grounds do we have to believe that the leaders have some superior nature, which qualifies them for such a position to rule over others?...

Mar 31 17:53

'An irreparable loss': Natalia Fileva, one of Russia's richest women, dies in plane crash

One of Russia's richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, died today in a plane crash in Germany, the airline operator said.

Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach, a town in southwestern Germany, the airline said in an email.

German police said there appeared to be three people aboard the plane, including the pilot of the flight, which originated in France.

They said the two passengers were believed to be Russian citizens but that positive identification of the occupants would require further investigation

Mar 31 17:51

Fictional Ukrainian president poised to become the real thing

At a Soviet-era circus theatre just days before Ukraine's presidential election, the front-runner in the race held his audience rapt with a mix of "boob" jokes and vaguely patriotic songs.

"What's my favourite sex pose?" comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked, supposedly testing the ability of a "body double" to impersonate him. "Missionary style. Because you like to help people," the body double quipped.

Zelenskiy, 41, shunned stump speeches in favour of skits about ditsy female football referees on a tour of Ukraine with his comedy troupe.

Mar 31 17:50

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for global internet regulations

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.

In a statement that was also published as an op-ed in The Washington Post, Zuckerberg said the company is seeking regulations that would set baselines for prohibited content and require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a minimum.

"We have a responsibility to keep people safe on our services," he said. "That means deciding what counts as terrorist propaganda, hate speech and more. We continually review our policies with experts, but at our scale we'll always make mistakes and decisions that people disagree with."

Mar 31 17:48

(NZ)National Leader Simon Bridges backs hate speech review but warns against limiting free speech

*Can't let a good crisis go to waste...Welcome to Communist NZ lead by a Left Wing Govt*

National Leader Simon Bridges is backing the Government's plans to review New Zealand's hate speech law but is warning against limiting free speech in the process.

Over the weekend, Justice Minister Andrew Little said he would fast-track a review of the Human Rights Act, which could see a crackdown on hate speech.

He said the current hate speech laws were not strong enough and needed to change.

Bridges said he agreed with Little having a look at the law and told RNZ: "I think he is doing the right thing having a review".

But he warned against fast-tracking legislation that would change the law.

Mar 31 14:16

AOC Blames Staffer For ‘Farting Cows’ Document…

Alexandria never accepts blame herself, of course. Includes an interesting clip.

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Mar 31 12:16

Scott Adams: Obstructing Hoaxes, Biden and Bernie, Healthcare, Russia, and Hamas

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Mar 31 11:55

God and US foreign policy

Lawrence Davidson shows how the assertion by politicians, such as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who believes that God rigged the 2016 US presidential election to assure Trump’s election and thereby protect Israel from Iran, has led to death and destruction around the world.>>

Mar 31 11:07

California Ban on Normal Gun Magazines Struck Down, Sales of Mags Resume

San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez declared that laws limiting magazine size violate the Second Amendment. Previously California residents were banned from buying magazines holding more than ten rounds since 2000.

Mar 31 10:16

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions.

Mar 31 10:09

Measles Transmitted By The Vaccinated, Gov. Researchers Confirm

Research reveals that a vaccinated individual not only can become infected with measles, but can also spread it to others who are also vaccinated against it - doubly disproving that the administration of multiple doses of MMR vaccine is "97% effective," as widely claimed.

Mar 31 10:07

Taibbi: On Russiagate & America's Refusal To Face Why Trump Won

Last weekend, I published a book chapter criticizing the Russiagate narrative, claiming it was a years-long press error on the scale of the WMD affair heading into the Iraq war.

Obviously (and I said this in detail), the WMD fiasco had a far greater real-world impact, with hundreds of thousands of lives lost and trillions in treasure wasted. Still, I thought Russiagate would do more to damage the reputation of the national news media in the end.

A day after publishing that excerpt, a Attorney General William Barr sent his summary of the report to Congress, containing a quote filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Mar 31 10:06

De-Dollarization Accelerates: Central Banks Dump Dollar In Q4, Buy Yuan

The dollar’s share of global central-bank reserves slumped to the lowest level since 2013 while holdings of the Chinese yuan rose for the fifth quarter in the past six, IMF data showed Friday.

The U.S. currency accounted for 61.7% of global allocated foreign-exchange reserves in the fourth quarter, down from 61.9% and the tenth decline in the past 12 quarters according to the IMF's Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) for Q4 2018 report. The drop occurred despite a 1% jump in the value of the dollar in the fourth quarter. The euro, yen and yuan each gained as a share of allocated reserves. While modest at just 1.9%, reserve allocation to the Chinese Yuan has been increasing rapidly and is now almost double where it was two years ago.

Mar 31 10:06

More SPLC Employees Step Forward, Claim "Systemic Culture Of Racism And Sexism" 

One week after the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the organization's legal director resigned, more employees are coming forward to tell CNN that the nonprofit group suffers from a "systemic culture of sexism within its workplace."

SPLC Co-founder Morris Dees, former president Richard Cohen, former legal director Rhonda Brownstein
This comes after two dozen employees signed a letter of concern over "allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism following the ouster of co-founder Morris Dees over sexual misconduct claims.

CNN spoke with three current employees of the organization who talked on condition of anonymity because of fears over possible retribution.

It was one of those employees who cited the systemic problems with racism and sexism, and a second employee agreed with that assessment.

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Mar 31 10:05

Watch: Russian Shotgun Drone Shoots Down Test UAV

The unmanned interceptor is a tail-sitting drone and is classified as a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle, meaning that it can take off and land vertically, and then fly horizontally.

Now we have located online videos of test demonstrations showing the interceptor discharging its Vepr-12 Molot semi-automatic detachable-magazine shotgun. Some videos show the drone blasting UAVs and RC planes from the sky, conducting combat maneuvers, and various ground tests.

Mar 31 10:03

New York Agrees To Congestion Pricing, Mansion Tax And Plastic Bag Ban In $175 Billion Budget Deal

After weeks of intraparty bickering, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo agreed to a $175 billion budget early Sunday morning, packed with a bevy of progressive programs, including changes to the cash bail system, a new tax on high-end homes and a novel plan to charge motorists to drive into Manhattan’s busiest stretches.

Mar 31 10:02

Recording Exposes Top Trudeau Aide Leaning On Canadian Attorney General To Drop Case

Try as he might to convince the Canadian people that he was merely looking out for the jobs of thousands of Quebecois, the Canadian Press and Parliament keep poking holes in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's story in a corruption scandal that has tanked his poll numbers and stoked calls for his resignation.

The latest blow landed on Friday when a parliamentary committee published a clandestine recording made by former Canadian Justice Minister and AG Jody Wilson-Raybould of a phone call with former top bureaucrat and Trudeau advisor that clearly substantiates her story that she was "hounded" by Trudeau and his political henchmen, who subjected her to "inappropriate" political pressure over her decision to move ahead with the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, a Quebec-based engineering firm accused of taking bribes from the Libyan government.

Mar 31 10:01

Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx pens explosive op-ed saying she welcomes an investigation into her handling of the Jussie Smollett probe and insists the case against the Empire star wasn't as strong as first suggested

Following a week of intense scrutiny in her handling of the Jussie Smollett scandal, Kim Foxx has welcomed calls for an investigation into her office’s handling of the case, in an explosive op-ed.

Writing in the Chicago Tribune, Foxx insists there’s nothing to hide in the prosecution's decision to suddenly drop all 16 felony charges against the Empire star on Tuesday.

Smollett, 36, was accused last month of staging a racist and homophobic attack in a believed bid to advance his on-screen career.

Mar 31 10:01

"Return To Middle Ages": Venezuela Again Plunged Into Darkness, Red Cross Mobilizes

Ahead of broad opposition protests planned for Saturday, Caracas and other large cities across Venezuela were once again plunged into darkness Friday evening, just as the country struggled to fully recover from prior days-long outages.

The latest blackout began just after 7:00pm, leaving most of the capital as well as Valencia, Maracay, San Cristobal and Maracaibo without electricity, again crippling the country's transport, communication, water, and hospital infrastructures.

Mar 31 10:00

WATCH Palestinian 'March of Return' Rocks Gaza on Protests' First Anniversary

The organisers of the Palestinian protests dubbed the 'Great March of Return' plan to mark the first anniversary along the borders of the Gaza Strip on Saturday with large-scale rallies. The Israeli military reported that they had completed preparations for the Saturday events, reinforcing the southern district with forces and equipment.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited troops concentrated around the Gaza Strip on Thursday. At the end of the trip, he assured that he would not hesitate to launch a large-scale military campaign, if other means did not work.

The so-called the 'Great March of Return' protests have been ongoing on the Gaza-Israel border since March 30 last year. Each week, at least thousands of people from the enclave gather at the border of the Gaza Strip, with the protests often escalating into Palestinians' clashes with Israeli troops.

Mar 31 10:00

Outed CIA agent and vocal Trump critic Valerie Plame reportedly plans to run for the seat being vacated by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico

Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative who was famously outed in an intelligence leak during President George W. Bush's administration is apparently seeking to run for office.

Plame, 55, said she would 'like another opportunity to serve my country,' the Washington Examiner reports, after Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat from New Mexico, announced on Monday he would not be seeking re-election.

The ex-spy told the outlet that she intends to run as a Democrat for the seat, and has a history of being opposed to President Trump.

In 2017 she attempted to crowdfund money to buy a stake in Twitter to prevent President Trump from being able to use the social media platform.

Mar 31 09:59

‘The Lord Is at Work’: How Top US Diplomat’s Religion Shapes US Foreign Policy

In using his own version of Christianity to create US foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has raised fears on Capitol Hill as to the influence of evangelical beliefs on the administration of a nuclear superpower.

"I am confident that the lord is at work here," stated Pompeo, regarding the history of Judaism, during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier in March, even as the influence of evangelism in the American government has been seen to be on the rise, according to a report in The New York Times.

Pompeo's beliefs, similar to those of US Vice President Mike Pence and former President George HW Bush, make no apology for using a Christian belief system to justify foreign policy moves — often within the same sentence — indicating the extent that an evangelical approach to American diplomacy could lead to war with other nations whose populations adhere to different faiths.

Mar 31 09:58

Hundreds march in Washington, DC to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC to oppose the upcoming NATO ministerial meeting in the US capital. The demonstrators also decried the continued US involvement in the Venezuelan political crisis.

The march was aimed at showing "mass popular opposition to NATO, wars, racism and US aggression against Venezuela," the National Mobilization Steering Committee, a loose, ad hoc coalition of activists representing dozens of peace movements and action groups, said in a statement.

Mar 31 09:58

IDF Claims 5 Rockets Launched From Gaza at Israel

According to a statement made by the IDF on Sunday, five rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel.

Explosions were heard and rockets fell in open territory, an Eshkol Regional Council spokesperson said, cited by the Jerusalem Post.

Mar 31 09:57

US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention

Venezuela is America's current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government.

America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.

Venezuela is described as “the country pilots are refusing to fly to,” as per a March 18, 2019, AP article on American Airlines cancelling all flights to Venezuela, containing scary phrases like “safety concerns” and “civil unrest.”

Mar 31 09:57

Washington ascribes its own plans for Venezuela to Moscow – Russia comments on US threats

The US is projecting its own plans against Venezuela on Moscow, surmising about “military contingents” and “operations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that Russian specialists have clear and open goals in the country.

“It looks like Washington is judging by itself, trying to ascribe its own plans it has against this country to Moscow. Yet again, they arrogantly announce they have ‘all option on the table,’” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Saturday. She added that Russian specialists in Venezuela are not “military contingent” which Moscow made clear from the very beginning.

Mar 31 09:56

Teslas keep troves of drivers' personal data, even after they're scrapped – or resold

A Tesla enthusiast hacker has discovered Tesla's onboard computers keep more data than they let on, and proved that data isn't wiped when a crashed car gets junked – or even when it's reconditioned and resold.

Reconditioned Teslas carry the traces of their former owners, from personally identifying contact information to hours of footage of the driver staring blankly ahead as they navigate the road, according to GreenTheOnly, a pseudonymous "white-hat" hacker and Tesla owner who revealed the extent of Tesla's data-hoarding to CNBC. None of that data is encrypted.

Mar 31 09:49

BREAKING: FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases

Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation filed opening briefs in their consolidated appeals with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the ongoing federal litigation challenging the confiscatory “bump-stock” ban rulemaking by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Copies of the briefs and related filings are available at BumpStockCase.com.

On February 25, United States District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich denied motions for preliminary injunction in the matters. The ruling came little over one year after President Trump directed the Department of Justice, at the time headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to “as expeditiously as possible” propose “a rule banning all” bump-stock type devices. The challenged Final Rule was signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and published December 18, 2018.

Mar 31 09:49

NZ Gun Confiscation Nightmare: Gun Confiscation Begins as Police Show Up Unannounced At Homes, Workplaces

A post made on March 25, 2019 on New Zealands’s largest largest firearm forum recounts a gun owner’s run-in with police who arrived at his workplace to question him on the number and location of his guns.

Mar 31 09:48

Inside Trump’s Strategy to Use Mueller on the Campaign Trail

It’s been just four days since the president learned that Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion, but Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer, is no longer in the mood to celebrate. He’s thrilled about the outcome, of course, as is his client. Trump told the former New York mayor that “he’s happier than he thought he would be.” But Giuliani, sipping a Diet Coke on Wednesday morning at the Trump Hotel, said it’s time to focus on the next mission: Find out who started all this—and why.

“We’re now trying to prove who did it,” Giuliani said. “The premise is, somebody had to have started the ‘He colluded with the Russians’” narrative. (Never mind that Trump’s posture toward the Kremlin has long been strange.) Asked whether the president himself wants an investigation to examine this question, Giuliani said, “Goddamn right he [does]. This is not ‘Oh, gee, it’s over, let’s forget about it.’”

Mar 31 09:48

America’s “Medical Deep State”. The Role of the CDC

For over two decades, American families have faced an unscrupulous foe that threatens the public health and welfare. It is a rogue, unmanageable institution within our federal government, now seemingly beholden solely to private interests. Citizens have been horribly mistaken in believing that the nation’s leading health agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), honors its mandate to protect the public from “dangerous health threats,” both domestic and foreign. We are expected to assume the CDC relies upon the most advanced and cutting-edge medical science and data to make its policy decisions. However, the agency’s history of corruption and fraud contradict its own pledge, as outlined on its website. Instead of protecting the “health security of our nation,” the CDC uses bromides and meaningless pageantry to hide its true nature.

Mar 31 09:46

Three lessons for the left from the Mueller inquiry

Jonathan Cook highlights three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry in the US by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump’s camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election. >>

Mar 31 09:42

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods

At least 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) of US farmland were flooded after the “bomb cyclone” storm left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed.

Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri and beyond have been under water for a week or more, possibly impeding planting and damaging soil. The floods, which came just weeks before planting season starts in the Midwest, will likely reduce corn, wheat and soy production this year.

“There’s thousands of acres that won’t be able to be planted,” Ryan Sonderup, 36, of Fullerton, Nebraska, who has been farming for 18 years, said in a recent interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This shows how dysfunctional the US Government has become. They were so fixated on global warming that they failed to realize that the heavy snow accumulated over the winter would result in heavy flooding and they failed to make sure the flood control systems were up to the task. Likewise, the open-borders people are so fixated on brining millions of democratic voting hungry mouths across the border is going to exacerbate the coming food shortages to the point where we might see massive food riots in this country.

Mar 31 09:42

Israel kills 3 Palestinians, fires tear gas at 'Great March of Return' protesters in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians and injured more than 200 others as people of Gaza start their mass protests marking the anniversary of the Great March of Return and the Palestinian Land Day.

Gaza’s Health Ministry said that 17-year-old Adham Amara was killed on Saturday after being shot by Israeli fire in east Gaza City. The ministry said that the teenager had been wounded in the face.

Earlier on Saturday, Gaza health officials said Israeli troops had shot and killed a Palestinian man.

Mohammed Saad, 20, died after being hit in the head by shrapnel. Protesters at the site said he had been taking part in an overnight rally ahead of the massive demonstrations scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Details about the third fatality are not available yet.

Mar 31 09:40

Men outraged after Tinder introduces height verification

Tinder users will no longer be able to lie about their height, and some men are less than happy about it.
On Friday (local time) the dating app announced it would be rolling out a 'Height Verification Badge' (HVB).
The feature would require users to input their "true, accurate height" along with a photo of themselves standing next to any commercial building. Tinder's algorithm would then verify if they're really as tall as they say they are via a badge on their profile.

Mar 31 09:39

US support enabled Saudis to brutalize journalist Khashoggi: WP columnist

A senior journalist writing for the Washington Post has revealed more details about the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic mission in Turkey in October, saying those who carried out the assassination had been trained in the United States.

David Ignatius cited US and Saudi sources in his column published on Friday as saying that some members of the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group that was sent to Istanbul to deal with Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in the city had received training in the US on special-operations capabilities.

“The CIA has cautioned other government agencies that some of this special-operations training might have been conducted by Tier 1 Group, an Arkansas-based company, under a State Department license,” said Ignatius while citing the sources.

Mar 31 09:39

American tourist bashed and taunted in 'terrifying' random attack in Australia

An American tourist has required emergency surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was bashed in a terrifying attack near a tram stop in Melbourne's north.
Police released security camera footage showing the 32-year-old victim, who was beaten unconscious twice as he walked away from a tram near the intersection of Bell Street and Plenty Road in Preston, about 11:20pm on Wednesday.

Mar 31 09:38

High-Profile ISIL Terrorist in Syria Transferred to US Base in Heliborne Operations

The Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website quoted a security source as saying on Saturday that the US forces have launched heliborne operations in Syria near the border with Iraq to transfer a key ISIL terrorist to their bases in the country.

Meantime, an Iraqi source earlier said that the US forces have informed the Syrian Democratic Forces after the SDF's control over the town of Baqouz that ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still in Syria.

Local sources said earlier this month that more ISIL terrorists had been evacuated from Eastern Deir Ezzur by the US forces.

Local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported that the US-led coalition forces staged heliborne operations near Badiyeh al-Tonak region, rescuing the ISIL militants on 3 helicopters.

Mar 31 09:37

SMOLLETTgate: Deep State’s Futile Attempt to Cover-up Operation “Crafty Beaver”

No one has ever seen anything like it.

A highly over-rated but high-profile Hollywood actor pays for and commits a repugnant hate crime in the dark of night, the cops nail him on every angle, and the perp(s) gets off scot-free.

You can hear the baseless justifications from LA to Chicago to NYC: They’ll say it was a victimless crime where the only one hurt was Jussie Smollett himself.

That’s exactly how the Left thinks … especially the Deep State liberals who populate the highest echelons of today’s “Criminal Injustice System”.

However, this Chicago-LA-DC crime spree is a LOT deeper and broader than anyone knows. Here’s the short story as well as hidden back story to SMOLLETTgate.

Mar 31 09:36

Traffic gets tricky as snow, ice pellets, freezing rain hit capital region Saturday

Our friends at Environment Canada have put off spring yet again with a freezing rain warning in effect for at least Saturday.

This covers both the Ottawa North (Kanata to Orléans) and Ottawa South (Richmond to Metcalfe) weather regions.

In short, freezing rain is expected today.

In more detail, it should start snowing early Saturday morning with a few centimetres of accumulation possible. Winds will be out of the east.

Snow had changed to ice pellets by the noon hour, and it was expected to mix with or change to freezing rain.

Mar 31 09:36

Wet weather sweeps Victoria, high country snow as footy fans head to GMHBA Stadium tonight

There are likely to be a few wet bums on seats at the footy tonight, with rain forecast for AFL matches scheduled for later today.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Steven McGibbony said light rain will fall throughout the day and into the evening.

The Essendon v. St Kilda match is at Marvel Stadium this afternoon. The roof will be closed for the match but fans might get wet getting to the ground, while at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, supporters might need their wet weather gear.

Mar 31 09:35

It's March 30. It's spring. It's snowing and 20 degrees below normal.

Hoosiers were greeted Saturday morning with the highest temperatures of the day as a storm front moved across the state. But as the day progressed, the mercury headed south and parts of central Indiana saw snow, sleet and graupel during the early evening hours.

Mar 31 09:33

'The issue of migration will NEVER be resolved by raising barriers': Pope Francis savages Trump's border wall on visit to Morocco, saying it would only stir up 'fear' and deny help to those in genuine need

Pope Francis has slammed Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border, saying migration will 'never be resolved by raising barriers'.

The 82-year-old made the comments as he arrived for the start of a two-day visit to Morocco today, aimed at showing solidarity with Morocco's growing migrant community.

At a welcome ceremony in the capital of Rabat today, the Pope said that a wall would only stir up 'fear' and deny help to those who genuinely need it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I've been to the Vatican. They have a pretty hefty wall surrounding the place!

Mar 31 09:32

Trump’s Stance On The Golan Will Allow Israel To Operate With Impunity Elsewhere

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Referring to a large piece of territory Israel seized from Syria in 1967, Trump wrote: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability.”

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(*that's why I politely declined the FREE! 2020 MAGA Cap offer , so when this business of pushing an agenda thats good for another nation starts , I can full on animal~ly ask "Whats in it for US , Mister MAGA?" )

Mar 31 09:32

DEMS, MEDIA PREPARE CONSPIRACY THEORIES TO DISCREDIT MUELLER REPORT

Democrats and the establishment media are floating conspiracy theories about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in order to discredit his finding of no collusion.

Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General Bill Barr last weekend, and Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the report’s principal findings: no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and no conclusion on obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

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"Robert Mueller is a SPACE ALIEN!" -- ABCNNBBCBSFOX

Mar 31 09:31

A history of Joe Biden’s most touchy-feely moments

He’s the Democratic Party’s hands-on favorite for 2020.

The revelation last week of Joe Biden’s creepy encounter with a young female politician was is hardly the first time the 76-year-old has been accused of being too touchy-feely with women.

Topping the Post’s Gallery of Biden’s Greatest Hit-ons was the time he grabbed the shoulders of Stephanie Carter from behind and whispered in her ear while her hubby Ash Carter gave his 2015 Secretary of Defense acceptance speech.

He awkwardly groped the waist of The Hill’s Amie Parnes at a 2013 holiday party. During a 2012 campaign stop in Ohio he sat so close to a biker chick his forehead touched her temple.

The latest accusations — launched amid an international women’s empowerment movement and as Biden is weighing a run for president — were made by former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores in a New York Magazine report published Friday.

Mar 31 09:31

The New Cash? Why Governments Don’t Like Cryptocurrency

By Nicholas West

Cash is a problem for banks and governments. And, as we know, banks and governments are joined at the hip — each creating policies that strengthen the power of the other. It is no mystery, then, why we continue to see an acceleration in the “War on Cash.” Cash creates a barrier to tracking and control and removes the ability to charge a wide range of processing fees and hidden charges. Cash impedes easy tax collection for governments, and creates the perception that governments are allowing crimes and corruption to occur without the ability to swiftly crack down on “evildoers.” Clearly, such an instrument would become the enemy to these institutions...

Mar 31 09:30

Guaido Set To Enact Uprising Rooted In US Regime-Change Operations Manual

With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions - such as those described in the RED Team document - are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing “regime change” effort in Venezuela.

Mar 31 09:29

US Activist Suspects 'No One Showing Up' for Pro-Guaido Protests in Venezuela

Co-director Of Popular resistance activist group Kevin Zeese, who visited Venezuela earlier in the month with an American delegation, told Sputnik that one of the delegates who remains in the Latin American country, was unable to find any reported protests called by US-backed self-styled president, Juan Guaido.

“One of our delegates is in Venezuela and she was trying to go to these protests, and couldn’t find them. They seem like no one is showing up for these protests. So, Guaido is loosing power as he embraces the United States, as he calls for US troops, as he is tied to this terrorism and the electrical grid attack, he is loosing power. And on the other side, [Venezuelan incumbent President Nicolas] Maduro is gaining power," Zeese said.

Mar 31 09:28

How the Israel Lobby Got its Start

This conference speaks truth to power. We gather here because we support truth and justice in Palestine. We also insist on a free and open discussion of the Israel lobby and its impact on American democracy and world politics.

All of you already know that the Israel lobby is extremely powerful—for the record, it constitutes easily the most powerful diaspora lobby representing the interests of a foreign nation in all of American history—but you may not know how deeply rooted it is. In fact, the extensive lobbying efforts of Zionists and their Jewish and Christian sympathizers in the United States predate the creation of Israel and flourished throughout the first generation of the Palestine conflict.

Mar 31 09:27

The US just ‘invaded’ an island in the East China Sea & no one noticed

Just recently, the US military launched a full-on invasion of an island in the East China Sea to send a strong message to China, and yet barely any mainstream media outlet has covered the story or its massive implications.
Last week, US marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit invaded a tiny island in Japan’s Okinawa archipelago, known as Ie Shima. Ie Shima is approximately 23 sq km, holds an airstrip, a fishing port and a local population of about 4,500 inhabitants.

Colonel Robert Brodie announced the planned operations in a Marine Corps statement last week. According to Colonel Brodie, because the Indo-Pacific region is “incredibly dynamic” the US Marines are preparing and training daily for “real world crises” coming about as a result.

The crises he is referring to is the loss of the Indo-Pacific region to an adversarial state, being China.

Mar 31 09:27

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE HORRORS IN GAZA

Despite the horrors, our children never give up hope

Mar 31 09:26

Bestselling Author’s ‘Anti-Vax’ Post Goes Viral: “I Do Not Consent”

It’s not often that people with a large following speak out ‘against’ vaccinations, despite the fact that many of them may feel a certain way. Sharing thoughts as to why one may not support vaccinations, especially if they are in the public eye, can lead to instant ridicule and character assassination. As a result, not many people are brave enough to speak out, but with more and more information emerging every single day about vaccinations and how they’re not as safe as they are marketed to be by their manufacturers (big pharma), speaking out against vaccinations using facts can no longer be countered or addressed with opposing evidence. There are several clear causes for concern when it comes to vaccinations, which render the idea of forced vaccinations as something extremely wrong and unethical.

Mar 31 09:24

More Children Were Shot Dead in 2017 Than On-Duty Police Officers and Active Duty Military, Study Says

The number of children killed by guns has risen at an alarming rate and to epidemic proportions in the past two decades, according to researchers.
More children were shot dead in 2017 than on-duty police officers and active duty military, a study published in The American Journal of Medicine showed.

Mar 31 09:23

Laptops to Stay in Bags as TSA Brings New Technology to Airports

Air passengers at a growing number of U.S. airports will no longer need to remove electronics, liquids, and other items from their carry-on luggage at security checkpoints as the Transportation Security Administration rolls out new technology.

Mar 31 09:22

What Article 13 Means for the Cryptocurrency Industry

By Kai Sedgwick

First they came for our privacy. Then our data. Finally they took our memes. If the more hyperbolic headlines are to be believed, the EU’s ratification of the controversial Article 13 copyright law will have repercussions for purveyors of highly shareable online content. The reality is less draconian. Nevertheless, Article 13, coupled with last year’s GDPR laws, has ramifications for all tech companies, blockchain projects included...

Mar 31 09:17

Israel kills two teens on Great March anniversary

Amid a festive atmosphere, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza along the boundary fence with Israel on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return.

They were also marking Land Day, the annual commemoration of Israel’s lethal suppression of protests against land confiscations in the Galilee in 1976.

Like every week over the last year, unarmed protesters demanded an end to the decade-long siege of Gaza and asserted their right to return to familial lands now in Israel and were met with lethal force by Israeli occupation forces stationed across the fence.

Adham Nidal Amara, 17, was directly injured in the face and killed as he took part in the rallies east of Gaza City, and Tamer Hisham Abu al-Khair, also 17, was fatally shot in the chest, east of Khan Younis.

Mar 31 09:16

Lebanese President Thanks Putin for Defending Christians in Middle East

President Michel Aoun on Tuesday held talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during which he thanked him for “defending” the Christians of the Middle East.

“We thank you for your stances that defend the Christian minorities in the Levant and we hope you will continue this help,” Aoun told Putin during the Kremlin meeting.

Mar 31 09:16

Clapper Sings – Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Tells CNN Obama Ordered the Trump-Russia Spying Operation

After two years of investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of angry Democrats did not find any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller also did not find any evidence of conspiracy after President Trump fired crooked leaker FBI Director James Comey.

Clapper defended the Obama administration’s spying on their political opposition during the election.

And then Clapper appeared to put blame on Barack Obama for spying on his opponent during the 2016 presidential election.

Mar 31 09:13

Globalism's Last Disgrace: Desperate Macron Sends French Army Against Yellow Vests

There are few people in this world more odious than French President Emmanuel Macron after his behavior this week. I’m sure there are child molesters who are worse. But as a man who is pivotal in the future of hundreds of millions of people, his decision to order the French military to quell the Yellow Vests protests with live ammunition is simply vile.

Mar 31 09:12

The day North Korea talks collapsed, Trump passed Kim a note demanding he turn over his nukes

On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, according to the document seen by Reuters.

Trump gave Kim both Korean and English-language versions of the U.S. position at Hanoi’s Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, according to a source familiar with the discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said.

Mar 31 09:11

Judge Jeanine returns to her Fox News show two weeks after Ilhan Omar hijab controversy and demands 'behind the bars justice' for 'traitorous, treasonous' Trump accusers who pushed Russia collusion theory

Judge Jeanine Pirro made her return to the Fox News Channel on Saturday night after being off the air for two weeks and called for President Trump’s enemies to get ‘behind the bars justice’.

A day after Fox News colleague Sean Hannity said the former Westchester County district attorney had a family emergency that prevented her from appearing on his Friday television show, Pirro returned to the airwaves to her usual 9pm slot on Saturday.

She was absent the past two Saturdays after she accused House Rep. Ilhan Omar of wearing a hijab to show her adherence to Sharia law rather than the United States Constitution.

Mar 31 09:10

Chinese City Offering Rewards for Reporting ‘Illegal Religious Activities,’ Raising Further Concerns for House Churches

Officials in the Chinese city of Guangzhou have announced that rewards are being offered for those who report “illegal religious activities,” a term that applies not only to terrorist activities, or those who “use religion to … undermine national unity,” but also those who “establish religious venues without authorization” or “conduct religious education and training without authorization.”

The announcement, entitled “Measures for the People in Guangzhou to Report Unlawful Religious Activities,” was posted online on March 20 by the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs.

It asks residents to report those who “[p]romote, support, or fund religious extremism, or use religion to endanger national security, public security, undermine national unity, split the country and terrorist activities, violate citizens’ personal rights, democratic rights, hinder social management order, and infringe public and private property.”

Mar 31 09:09

Nevada Senate Committee Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

In a vote of 3-2 along party lines, a Senate committee in Nevada has approved a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the state, sending the legislation now on to the full Senate for consideration.

Senate Bill 165, filed by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, would allow terminally ill patients to request a lethal prescription from their doctor in order to hasten their death.

“A person who suffers from a terminal condition should have the right to determine whether to fight for his or her life using all reasonable care until life’s end, to enroll in hospice care, to seek palliative care, to ingest a drug to end his or her life or to take any combination of those actions,” an introduction to the bill outlines.

Mar 31 09:08

‘Get Out of Syria First’: Moscow Reacts to Trump’s Demand to Leave Venezuela

The Trump administration should make good on its own promise to pull troops out of Syria before telling others where they should or shouldn’t be, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in reply to Washington’s threat over Venezuela.

“Before they have their say in the lawful interests of other nations, I would advise the US administration to fulfill the promises that it had given to the international community,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, referring to US President Donald Trump’s pledge to get American troops out of Syria.

The US is behaving like a “cowboy in the Louvre,” undermining international order with its “chaotic moves and unpredictable behavior,” Zakharova said.

Mar 31 09:08

Western Culture Has Died A Politically Correct Death

It is amazing the power that politically correct kooks have acquired over language, art, and literature. It is a sign that the West is culturally dead.

When high museums rename paintings because some emotional weakling declares the name to be offensive, it becomes obvious that the custodians of Western culture have lost their belief in Western culture.

When universities cover up murials because of a claim they are offensive to people whose presence on the campus is miniscule if present at all, you know that learning is no longer the purpose of the university.

When a people are afraid to use the words and terms of their forefathers, you know they have been intimidated to abandon even their own language and ways of speaking.

Mar 31 09:07

Constitutional Carry Succeeds in Oklahoma, Other States Considering It

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed constitutional carry into law on February 27, removing all licensing and training requirements for handguns.

The first bill that Stitt signed into law, House Bill 2597, doesn’t change anything about who can legally own a gun, it just removes restrictions for those already legally eligible to carry one. Veterans, active duty, and reserve military will be able to carry without a permit at age 18; everyone else can carry if they are 21 and older.

Mar 31 09:06

Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor

“Prison labor” is usually associated with physical work, but inmates at two prisons in Finland are doing a new type of labor: classifying data to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup. Though the startup in question, Vainu, sees the partnership as a kind of prison reform that teaches valuable skills, other experts say it plays into the exploitative economics of prisoners being required to work for very low wages.

Vainu is building a comprehensive database of companies around the world that helps businesses find contractors to work with, says co-founder Tuomas Rasila. For this to work, people need to read through hundreds of thousands of business articles scraped from the internet and label whether, for example, an article is about Apple the tech company or a fruit company that has “apple” in the name. (This labeled data is then used to train an algorithm that manages the database.)

Mar 31 09:06

BREAKING: Poroshenko Orders Militarization Of Voting Stations, Deploys Special Forces To Ukraine’s Streets To ‘Protect Elections’

KIEV has ordered officers of the SBU and the police special forces to take all polling stations in the country under their protection for tomorrow’s major election. This was reported on the website of the Ukrainian SBU, as well as on the international portal of the Rada. The news has also been criticized by opposition parties.

UPDATE: March 31st @ 8:20 – Election day morning – Ukrainian security forces fired on the outskirts of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic of Gorlovka with mortars of 120 millimeters, over a period of 26 minutes, the DPR representative at the joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire regime told reporters.

Mar 31 09:05

US government finances still deteriorating

The federal government released the annual report of the U.S. Government for fiscal 2018 this afternoon. The government’s finances deteriorated significantly, and more recent reports suggest the trend is only getting worse in 2019.

Our measure of the unfunded federal debt rose from $101 trillion in 2017 to $105 trillion at fiscal year-end 2018. Extending that figure to end-of-March 2019 leads to a current estimate of $107 trillion, or about $707,000 per taxpayer (based on individual income tax filings).

Mar 31 09:04

FACT: 95% Of All Plastic In The Oceans Comes From 3rd World Countries

When Democrats rail against environmental issues it is most often done at the expense of the United States. They say America must do this, America must do that, all the while ignoring the actual environmental wrongdoing of other nations who account for far more pollution.

Mar 31 09:03

Anti-Government Speech Is Still Protected Speech: Rutherford Institute Challenges Law Allowing Gov’t to Censor Speech It Finds Distasteful

Pushing back against a law that allows the government to censor speech it finds distasteful or immoral, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal statute that allows the government to reject trademark applications for “scandalous” brand names that some might find offensive. In this particular case, the government rejected as immoral or scandalous a trademark application for streetwear brand “FUCT” (an acronym for “FRIENDS U CAN’T TRUST”) that serves as artist Erik Brunetti’s commentary on the need to challenge government authority and societal assumptions. In an amicus brief filed with the Court in Iancu v. Brunetti, Rutherford Institute attorneys contend that the statute violates the most fundamental First Amendment guarantees by investing the government with the power to act as an arbiter of good taste and censor speech it finds offensive or with which it disagrees.

Mar 31 08:56

Washington told Ukraine to end probe into George Soros-funded group during 2016 US election

(*He , and apparently his bottomless wallet , are Zionist , too . Together they provide the entertainment at Trump rallies
One day , after the Netanyhu/Trump success of making America Completely Dependent on A Third Party Operative Again Soros will probably be honored at a commemoration , of sorts)

Mar 31 08:56

Watch Snowflakes Heads Explode | College Students LOVE Socialism -- Until It’s Applied To Their GPAs

This is truly hilarious stuff - the cognitive dissonance here is mind boggling.

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Mar 31 08:55

Americans can’t afford to buy a home in 70% of the country

Even at a time of low interest rates and rising wages, Americans simply can’t afford a home in more than 70% of the country, according to CBS. Out of 473 US counties that were analyzed in a recent report, 335 listed median home prices were more than what average wage earners could afford. According to the report from ATTOM Data Solutions, these counties included Los Angeles and San Diego in California, as well as places like Maricopa County in Arizona.

Mar 31 08:54

Brazil Opens Jerusalem Office to Serve as 'Part of Its Embassy in Israel'

Earlier, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said it was possible that his country would open a "trade office" in the contested city in the near future.

Brazil has opened a "diplomatic office" in Jerusalem, Israel's acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz has announced.

In a tweet on his official twitter page accompanied by a photo of him shaking hands with Brazilian counterpart Ernesto Araujo, Katz thanked Brasilia for the gesture.

Mar 31 08:53

Here’s what happened when Juan Guaido left his bubble and entered a working class barrio (El Valle) in Caracas

He is a despised figure who had to rely on the security forces of the govt he’s trying to destabilize for his own safety - the ultimate irony.

Mar 31 08:48

Obama Takes Shot at Ocasio-Cortez, Freshman Dems for Costly Proposals

Barack Obama met with a group of freshman Democrats and warned them over the costs of some of their more extreme proposals.

According to those attending the meeting, Obama is presumed to have been referring to a radical wishlist championed by New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

While encouraging the whimsical and ideological new lawmakers to think big, Obama hit them with the harsh reality that nothing in life is free, a concept he abandoned many times throughout his eight years in office.

Mar 31 08:48

Giuliani’s Reaction to Mueller Report Summary: ‘This Is a Complete and Absolute Victory’

Speaking about Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — which found no evidence, after nearly two years of investigation, of any collusion between President Donald Trump or his associates and the Russian government — Rudy Giuliani said bluntly on Sunday on the Fox News Channel, “The president is absolutely correct to be very, very upset.”

He added, “I mean, this is a horrible thing. It is the president of the United States. It is a very tough man — but it is absolutely definitive that he was being investigated for a crime that never happened. There was never any collusion. I can tell you that because I was on that [presidential] campaign.”

Mar 31 08:47

Avenatti Facing A Lot Of Years Behind Bars

Attorney and celebrity Trump foe Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday and faces federal indictments for a range of financial crimes in California and New York.

The separate indictments claim Avenatti attempted to extort millions from a public corporation and embezzling funds to cover debts. The combined maximum for all charged crimes is 97 years in prison.

Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) say Avenatti formulated a scheme “to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met,” according to the criminal complaint.

Mar 31 08:45

MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch Calls Trump the Most ‘Repulsive Human I’ve Ever Seen’

After President Donald Trump called Congressman Adam Schiff a “pencil neck,” MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch attacked the president, by saying he was “one of the most repulsive” looking human beings he has ever seen.

“When he started with the ‘pencil neck’ Adam Schiff, it reminds me, and it’s just — sometimes we laugh. And I’ve said this before on the show, he’s just disgusting to look at,” Deutsch said On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday.
“He’s obese. I wish we could put out that picture of him from behind, playing tennis or playing golf. He’s one of the [most] repulsive physically looking human I’ve ever seen.

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Mar 31 08:44

Charles Barkley: Jussie Smollett Screwed ‘Real’ Victims

NBA analyst and basketball legend Charles Barkley believes that the real victims of the Jussie Smollett saga are people who have actually suffered hate crime attacks. He also lamented the fact that the ‘Empire’ actor put law enforcement in “a bad light.”

TMZ caught up with ‘Sir Charles’ and asked him if he thought Smollett had “skated.”

“That’s an understatement,” Barkley quipped.

The hoops great then unloaded on Smollett, explaining that he isn’t a victim of anything but many other people will suffer because of Jussie’s hoax crime.

Mar 31 08:43

Alex Jones: Instagram refuses to remove right-wing conspiracy theorists' anti-semitic post

Infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was expected to have his Instagram account shut down, or at least have a recently posted photo deleted, after he recently posted an image of an art piece called “False Profits” on his Instagram story.

Mar 31 08:43

13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

Taxes are an unavoidable fact of life, even after you stop working.
Uncle Sam can tax plenty of types of retirement income — including Social Security benefits. And the taxation doesn’t necessarily stop with the federal government.

Mar 31 08:43

Rep. Ilhan Omar Tells Muslims to ‘Raise Hell, Make People Uncomfortable’

Describing Muslims as being treated like ‘second class citizens’ in America, Rep. Ilhan Omar encouraged them to stand up, “raise hell,” and “make people uncomfortable.”

Omar’s rich history of being an anti-Semite could certainly qualify as making people ‘uncomfortable.’

The Minnesota Democrat was speaking at a fund-raising event hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

She offered those in attendance advice on tackling perceived discrimination against the Muslim community.

“I say raise hell, make people uncomfortable,” Omar said.

Mar 31 08:42

Trump Follows Through On Warning, Orders Aid To Be Cut Off From Central American Countries

The State Department announced Saturday it was cutting off aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, home to the thousands of immigrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally.

“At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” a spokesman with the State Department said. “We will be engaging Congress as part of this process.”

The State Department acknowledged it will need to “engage Congress in the process,” meaning it must win the approval of lawmakers before withholdingthe estimated $700 million in aid that would otherwise be given to the three Central American countries.

Mar 31 08:41

Along with me, 130 crore Indians will take oath after election result, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with 'chowkidars' as part of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign from New Delhi’s Talkatora stadium. Several top BJP leaders were present at the event, along with other people who are supporting the campaign.
Besides, PM Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed two rallies in Andhra Pradesh. With the national election just a week away, the political leaders are busy holding rallies across the country.

Mar 31 08:40

Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation`s economic and social crisis.
Electricity has slowly been restored following a blackout on Monday that left most of Venezuela`s 24 states without power. That followed a massive week-long national outage on March 7.

Mar 31 08:40

Six Month-Old Baby Dies Just Five Days After Receiving 13 Vaccines

According to Alisa, the doctor spent a long time deciding exactly which vaccinations Bently should receive and told Alisa that they shouldn’t give him too many. The doctor eventually decided on a total of 13 vaccinations, which Alisa now believes led to Bently’s death just five days later.

If this were not bad enough, the hospital then decided to blame Alisa for Bently’s death and called child protective services (CPS), who immediately removed her two year-old daughter from the home and gave her to the grandmother to care for her.

Fortunately, her daughter was returned a few months later.

Mar 31 08:40

New Middle East Alliance Shakes World Powers

A new bloc is emerging in the greater Middle East with the declared objectives of dominating the entire Arab world, confronting and containing the US and its allies; and controlling and benefiting from the entire hydro-carbon economy, from production to transportation.

The leading members of the new bloc are Turkey, Iran, and Qatar; with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan submitting to the new bloc.

Russian experts call the new bloc “the Middle Eastern Entente”.

Mar 31 08:38

NO REDS UNDER OUR BEDS AFTER ALL

Not since the witchcraft hysteria of the Middle Ages have we seen such a display of human idiocy, credulity and absurdist behavior. I refer, of course, to the two-year witch hunt directed against President Donald Trump which hopefully just concluded last week – provided that the Hillaryites, Democratic dopes and secret staters who fueled this mania don’t manage to keep the pot boiling.

This column has said from Day 1 that claims Trump was somehow a Russian agent were absurd in the extreme. So too charges that Moscow had somehow rigged US elections. Nonsense. We know it’s the US that helps rig elections around the globe, not those bumbling Russians who can’t afford the big bribes such nefarious activity requires.

Mar 31 08:36

Byron York | Rare Interview With Trump Lawyer John Dowd...

Behind the scenes with Mueller – Some VERY interesting quotes here...

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