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'Unmasker in Chief' Samantha Power spewed anti-Trump bias in government emails

'Unmasker in Chief' Samantha Power spewed anti-Trump bias in government emails

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power may share an unflattering stage with a text-loving FBI agent and his Donald Trump-hating paramour from the bureau. Fired agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page are infamous today for texting on FBI phones their anti-Trump sentiments while allegedly having an affair. They played key roles in the now-debunked Russia collusion investigation. It turns out that Power - the diplomat whose authority inexplicably was used to unmask hundreds of Americans' names in secret intelligence reports during the 2016 election - engaged in similar Trump-bashing on her official government email, according to documents unearthed by an American Center for Law and Justice lawsuit. The conservative legal group is run by Trump defense attorney Jay Sekulow. The discovery could add a new dimension - a question of political bias - to a long-running congressional investigation into why Power's authority was used to unmask hundreds of Americans'...

BEST OF THE WEB: The 5G Dragnet: Backbone of Totalitarian Surveillance

BEST OF THE WEB: The 5G Dragnet: Backbone of Totalitarian Surveillance

Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. But the world of 5G is a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another. The dark truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity. For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode. For those interested in audio quality, CLICK HERE for the highest-quality version of this episode (WARNING: very large download). Watch this video on BitChute / DTube / YouTube or Download the mp4

Unexplained boom heard across Hamilton, Ontario remains a mystery

Unexplained boom heard across Hamilton, Ontario remains a mystery

The mystery boom in the wee hours Saturday was a literally moving experience for Bryan Adlam. "I heard the boom - it was quite loud - but I also felt it. I felt my house move," said the real estate agent, who lives in the Crown Point neighbourhood near the escarpment. Turns out bewildered residents across the city heard the same thing after 2 a.m. On the beach strip. The Mountain. Even Ancaster. Adlam posted a question about the sound blast on Facebook that quickly spawned 500-plus comments, theories and, obviously, fart jokes. But so far, the source of the thunderous bang remains a mystery. Was it a supersonic jet? An industrial accident? A skyquake? Nobody seems to know.

Residents concerned after they hear, feel loud boom in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Residents concerned after they hear, feel loud boom in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

People living in the New Tripoli area of Lehigh County want to know what caused an explosion Tuesday morning. They say they heard or felt a blast, but authorities say they can't determine a cause. Micki Tapper says she was awake at 7:30 a.m. That's when she heard it. "There was just a really loud boom. My house shook, my windows shook," Tapper said. The sound is picked up by her security camera microphone. You can hear a noise, but you can't discern much about it, or how far away it was. Still, it was alarming. Tapper says she went outside to look around her home because she thought a tree fell on her house. Comment: You can hear the booming sound starting at :25 in WTMZ's video coverage.

Iran: Message sent - message delivered

Iran: Message sent - message delivered

It is clear that Iran is sending the U.S. a stern message. And that message is we can hurt you asymmetrically as much as you hurt us. Over the weekend Iran's leadership made it clear there was no mistake in their actions last week. They purposefully shot down one of our most advanced drones to send the U.S. a very clear warning. 'Our capabilities far exceed your tolerance for withstanding them.' The more we learn about this incident the more the initial story concocted by the U.S. looks specious. Drone in international airspace? Most likely not. Trump said someone made a mistake? No, completely deliberate. The drone that was shot down, an RQ-4A Global Hawk, was the cream of our surveillance drones. It was flying in tandem with an anti-submarine Poseidon P-8 spy plane, which, according to Elijah Magnier was carrying far more than its normal crew of 9. Try 38. That was not reported at first either in the initial flush for war. Iran then revealed just how loose with the truth the U.S....

The Indian-Turkish embrace of Russia's S-400 is a punch to the gut of US "Full Spectrum Dominance"

The Indian-Turkish embrace of Russia's S-400 is a punch to the gut of US "Full Spectrum Dominance"

India and Turkey's recent embrace of Russia's advanced S-400 defense system represents a major turning point in the international battle now underway between two opposing paradigms of global affairs. Both nations are standing up to immense pressure by an Anglo American empire which has been working desperately since 2007 to build a vast military infrastructure around Russia under the utopian doctrine of "Full Spectrum Dominance" (aka: the belief that a nuclear war can be won with a first strike monopoly). This missile shield began to target China and Russia's South Pacific flank in 2011 when Obama unveiled the military branch of the anti-Chinese "Pivot to Asia" (1). The S400 Solution to Full Spectrum Dominance However if nations like India, and Turkey who were meant to be participants of the encirclement of Russia and China were to adopt next generation defensive radar/missile systems like Russia's S400, then the entire formula for unipolar dominance breaks down. Already, China has...

'Obvious religious hatred': Muslim man in India forced to chant Hindu slogans then lynched, dies

'Obvious religious hatred': Muslim man in India forced to chant Hindu slogans then lynched, dies

A 10-minute video shows dozens of men beating Tabrez Ansari in the latest suspected case of religious violence. Indian police say they have arrested 11 people over the torture of a Muslim man who later died of his wounds, in the latest suspected lynching in the country by Hindu vigilantes. A 10-minute video shows Tabrez Ansari, 24, being beaten by a group of men last week over accusations he had carried out a burglary in Kharsawan district, in Jharkhand state. Tied to a pole, Ansari is also forced to shout "Jai Shri Ram" (Hail Lord Ram), a slogan increasingly used by Hindu far right groups, according to the footage, which has gone viral. Kartik S, a local police chief, told the AFP news agency that two police officers have also been suspended over the handling of the lynching of Ansari. The villagers beat Ansari for nearly 12 hours, police said, before he was taken into custody and then hospital. He died in hospital of his injuries on Saturday, four days after he was attacked.

Mueller agrees to publicly testify before Nadler and Schiff led committees

Mueller agrees to publicly testify before Nadler and Schiff led committees

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before open House committee hearings on July 17 following issuance of a subpoena compelling his appearance, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced Tuesday night. (UPDATE at end: each committee will hear from Mueller separately the same day.) "I am pleased to announce that @HouseJudiciary and House Intel will have Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify in open session on July 17, pursuant to a subpoena issued this evening. We look forward to having Mr. Mueller testify, as do all Americans."

India mulls offering incentives to companies moving from China

India mulls offering incentives to companies moving from China

India is weighing offering incentives to attract companies moving out of China amid its trade war with the U.S., a person familiar with the development said. Financial incentives such as preferential tax rates and the tax holiday provided by Vietnam to lure companies are among measures being considered, the person said, asking not to be identified as the discussion is still private. Industries identified for incentives include electronics, consumer appliances , electric vehicles, footwear and toys, according to a trade ministry document seen by Bloomberg. Economies, including Vietnam and Malaysia, have benefited from businesses trying to sidestep tariffs, while India has largely missed out on any investment gains. The trade ministry's effort is part of a larger plan to cut reliance on imports, while boosting exports, and needs Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's approval.

War looms between unstable, warmongering, rogue nation and Iran

War looms between unstable, warmongering, rogue nation and Iran

World-A potentially deadly conflict appears to be looming between an unstable, rogue, warmongering nation and Iran. The nation that seems to be teetering on the brink of war with Iran is the only one on the planet that has nuclear weapons and has used them on civilians. The country has aggressively intervened in foreign conflicts for decades and seems not to respect the sovereignty of any nation.

What ancient humans live on in our DNA?

What ancient humans live on in our DNA?

When the Neanderthal genome was first sequenced in 2010 and compared with ours, scientists noticed that genes from Homo neanderthalensis also showed up in our own DNA. The conclusion was inescapable: Our ancestors mated and reproduced with another lineage of now-extinct humans who live on today in our genes. When the Denisovan genome was sequenced soon after, in 2012, it revealed similar instances of interbreeding. We now know that small populations from all three Homo lineages mixed and mingled at various times. The result is that our DNA today is speckled with contributions from ancient hominin groups who lived alongside us, but did not survive to the present day. Genes from Denisovans and Neanderthals are not present in everyone's DNA - for example, some Africans have neither, while Europeans have just Neanderthal genes. But, these genetic echoes are loud enough to stand out clearly to scientists. On one level, it's not shocking that DNA from other human groups resides within...

Russia reinforces Iranian air defense, mobilizes advisers for support

Russia reinforces Iranian air defense, mobilizes advisers for support

The Russian General Staff has reinforced the air defences for Russians at the Iranian nuclear reactor complex at Bushehr, on the Persian Gulf, according to sources in Moscow. At the same time, Iran has allowed filming of the movement of several of its mobile S-300 air-defence missile batteries to the south, covering the Iranian coastline of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. More secretly, elements of Russian military intelligence, electronic warfare, and command and control advisers for Iran's air defence systems have been mobilized to support Iran against US and allied attacks. The range of the new surveillance extends well beyond the S-300 strike distance of 200 kilometres, and covers US drone and aircraft bases on the Arabian peninsula, as well as US warships in (and under) the Persian Gulf and off the Gulf of Oman. Early warning of US air and naval-launched attacks has now been cut below the old 4 to 6-minute Iranian threshold. Counter-firing by the Iranian armed forces...

Russian Parliament approves law on growth of opioid plants for drug production

Russian Parliament approves law on growth of opioid plants for drug production

A government-sponsored bill that makes legal the growth of opioid plants for raw materials in pharmaceutical firms in Russia has been fully approved by legislators. It is meant to prevent possible cuts in supply due to sanctions. The draft law was greenlit on Wednesday by the Russian senate. The State Duma, the lower chamber of parliament, passed it in the third reading last week. Once signed into law by the president, it will allow the government to license larger-scale growth of plants like opium poppy, which would then be delivered to Russian drug producers. At the moment only small-scale growth is allowed for scientific research, teaching purposes or use by forensic experts in their work. The government introduced the legislation in January, saying it was necessary to ensure that Russian drug producers won't find themselves short on supply if foreign nations producing precursors for opioid painkillers impose sanctions on Russia. There are 13 domestically produced drugs,...

Trump's pick for Sec of Defense is staunchly anti-Chinese, aims to be 'ready for full spectrum of conflict'

Trump's pick for Sec of Defense is staunchly anti-Chinese, aims to be 'ready for full spectrum of conflict'

US President Donald Trump continues to surround his administration with people who - when it comes to the issue of China - will be nothing but "yes men" who agree entirely with his administration's policies towards Beijing. For someone who platformed his election campaign on ending unnecessary wars and focusing more on making his country "great again," Donald J. Trump sure does voluntarily opt to appoint some of the most hawkish people who exist in Washington's circles as part of his advisory team. I could write an entire essay on this fact alone, but the infamous past of the likes of John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Elliot Abrams is fast becoming common knowledge anyway. Trump's latest warhawk, who appears all set to enter the fray which has to be one of the most cursed administrations of all time, is Mark Esper, currently the Army's civilian chief. Esper is Trump's favorite to lead the US military, following the resignation of James 'Mad Dog' Mattis some time ago. Apparently, no one...

The high cost for US war with Iran: $250 oil and a repeat of Afghanistan

The high cost for US war with Iran: $250 oil and a repeat of Afghanistan

Iran's downing of a US military surveillance drone last week predictably led to another flare-up in tense relations between Tehran and Washington. What could be the implications of a potential conflict between the two nations? Right after the Global Hawk UAV was shot down, the New York Times reported that US President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran, but then changed his mind. Let's start by saying that the decision to launch a military operation against Iran (which is what this is really about), including the specific time and place, would have to be taken by a very small group of top US political and military officials. At such meetings, no leaks could possibly occur by definition. Now, let's take a look at some of the details. The difference between a 'strike' and an 'operation' is quite significant, at the very least in terms of duration, and forces and equipment involved. It would be nice to know if the NYT actually meant a single airstrike or an entire air...

Financial blacklisting: Far left orgs and Soros-backed group press Mastercard to censor political right

Financial blacklisting: Far left orgs and Soros-backed group press Mastercard to censor political right

A coalition of far-left political activist organizations known for peddling smears about conservatives held a protest at Mastercard's annual general meeting (AGM) today, aiming to pressure the international credit card giant to financially blacklist wider sections of the political right. The groups' proposal to form a "human rights committee" did not sway shareholders, who voted the measure down. At Mastercard's AGM this morning, the far-left groups SumOfUs and Sleeping Giants circled the venue with a mobile billboard stating: "Putting hate groups out of business? #Priceless." According to a press release published by the two organizations, this was coupled with a speech from Sleeping Giants co-founder Nandini Jammi, "addressing the need for Mastercard to take swift action by cutting off its services to these hate groups." Sleeping Giants, whose founders initially refused to take accountability for the organization's words and actions by remaining anonymous, was set up in 2016 by...

Navy source reveals that UFO sightings were 'daily occurrence' across multiple squadrons in 2014-15

Navy source reveals that UFO sightings were 'daily occurrence' across multiple squadrons in 2014-15

One of the biggest questions surrounding the most recent known spate of UFO encounters with U.S. Navy pilots - those that occurred off the southeastern seaboard of the United States between 2014 and early 2015 - pertains to how persistent they actually were. We know Super Hornet aircrews from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), the Red Rippers, detected unknown objects multiple times on radar and one aircrew even had a close encounter visually with one of them, but what about the rest of the many Hornet squadrons based at Naval Air Station Oceana, not to mention the E-2 Hawkeye squadrons from nearby NAS Norfolk? We have the answer to this question and it is remarkable. A source with knowledge of the events has made it clear to The War Zone that presence of the mysterious objects in the restricted training airspace off America's east coast was so pervasive that it was largely common knowledge among local flying units. They noted that the majority of the Super Hornet squadrons...

Russia, US, Israel trilateral talks results: Alignment on Syria, division on Iran

Russia, US, Israel trilateral talks results: Alignment on Syria, division on Iran

National security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US have met in Jerusalem to discuss the situation in the Middle East. While they have managed to find some common ground on Syria, the talks were marred by disputes over Iran. US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met for talks with their Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat in Jerusalem on Tuesday. On the surface, the historic trilateral meeting, that took place at a time when relations between Moscow and Washington are in dire straits, has ended on a positive note as all three sides hailed the fact that they managed to formulate some common goals and find shared interests. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who led the trilateral meeting that lasted for more than two hours, thanked both the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump for agreeing to hold the meeting he called "historic" and said he "deeply values [the] strong...

UAE: Convincing evidence lacking regarding Gulf tanker attacks

UAE: Convincing evidence lacking regarding Gulf tanker attacks

The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that "clear, scientific and convincing" evidence was required on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region. Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was speaking in Moscow at a press conference with his Russian counterpart that was broadcast on Al Arabiya TV, also called for de-escalation of tensions in the region. "Expanding international cooperation to protect ships in waterways was discussed," the UAE official said. He added that the UAE is interested in keeping sea routes open. "We discussed with Russian officials recent attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are subversive operations." UAE foreign minister had discussed escalating tensions between the US and Iran with Russian officials in Moscow today. "Gulf countries should be included in any new deal on Iran's nuclear programme in order to ensure its success," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow...

Melania Trump's chief of communications, Stephanie Grisham, chosen for WH press secretary, com director

Melania Trump's chief of communications, Stephanie Grisham, chosen for WH press secretary, com director

First lady Melania Trump's chief spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has been tapped to replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the next White House press secretary, the first lady announced Tuesday. Grisham, who had served as the East Wing press secretary since March 2017, will also become the White House communications director, according to the first lady's tweet. The first lady said in a tweet that she and President Donald Trump "can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country." Melania Trump added that she is "excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse." In a text message, Grisham confirmed to CNBC that she will still be working for the first lady even as she takes on her new roles.

Putin: US political system stymies Trump from implementing his plans

Putin: US political system stymies Trump from implementing his plans

The structure of the US political system does not allow President Donald Trump to implement many things, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. "We see that the nature of the system makes it impossible to do many things that he would like to do. Although, of course, much depends on the political will," Putin said on the air of Russia's NTV broadcaster. At the same time, Putin expressed confidence that Trump was making decisions on his own. The United States has been toughening sanctions against Russia and introducing new ones, which followed accusations of Russia's alleged cyberattacks and meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has repeatedly said that he would like the US-Russia relations to be normalised and expressed intention to develop cooperation in various spheres of mutual interests. The bilateral relations are in particular exacerbated by numerous anti-Russian initiatives and legislative acts by the US Congress, where the leverage of the US president is...

Black markets show why socialists can't overturn economic laws

Black markets show why socialists can't overturn economic laws

If we consider economics to be an objective science, its rules should also have universal significance and use, despite differences in societal order. However, socialists of the materialist camp are committed to the idea that common ownership of the means of production would change the way economic laws unfold under socialism. Basically, they reject the notion of the universality and objectivity of economic rules by suggesting that the laws would change along with a change to the social formation. Thus, communists adhered to the Marxian idea that socialism would rectify a "surplus value" law, end the "exploitation" of workers, and efficiently regulate the production, distribution, and consumption aspects of the economy. They sought to eliminate the market regulatory mechanism and replace it with directives of the central planning authority. Bolsheviks enthusiastically got down to business: they eradicated private property, collectivized everything and everyone, and implemented an...

US Congressman in federal court for abuse of campaign funds, falsification of records, wire fraud

US Congressman in federal court for abuse of campaign funds, falsification of records, wire fraud

A California congressman accused of misusing campaign funds spent some of the money on extramarital affairs, prosecutors said in court papers that indicated his wife could testify against him at trial. A grand jury in August 2018 indicted U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican, on charges of prohibited use of campaign contributions, falsification of records, wire fraud and other criminal counts. Hunter, who represents an inland area of San Diego County, and his wife, Margaret, are accused of spending beyond their means and taking more than $200,000 in campaign funds to pay for such expenses as private school tuition for their children, a holiday in Italy and restaurant meals that often cost hundreds of dollars. The six-term congressman, who won re-election in November despite being under indictment, has pleaded not guilty and said prosecutors are politically biased against him.

A nervous Obama personally thanks Trump for taking the blame for pesky photos of immigrant children in cages

A nervous Obama personally thanks Trump for taking the blame for pesky photos of immigrant children in cages

Former president Barack Obama called the White House today to personally thank Donald Trump for taking the blame for a recently circulated set of photos of immigrant children detained at the border that actually depicted the consequences of immigration policies in place during Obama's tenure. Obama was concerned that people on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms might make the connection that many of the photos, facts, and figures people were upset about were from the years when he was president. "I was really nervous the lid was gonna blow off that whole thing," Obama admitted. When Obama realized that he was in the clear, and that Trump would be receiving the full brunt of the online outrage and blame for policies that had gone completely ignored during his own presidency, the former leader of the free world decided some thanks were in order. The friendly phone call was a few minutes long, and consisted of light banter and finally an expression of deep gratitude...

Senior Guatemalan official says aid rarely makes it to the poor - understands Trump's decision to cut funding

Senior Guatemalan official says aid rarely makes it to the poor - understands Trump's decision to cut funding

A senior Guatemalan official said his nation was aware President Donald Trump was going to cut funding to his nation, saying he understands the decision as the majority of funds designated to aid his nation's poorest through development projects and other charities rarely reaches those who need it most. It is a stunning admission by Guatemala's Secretary of Strategic Intelligence Mario Duarte, who says the funding needs to be thoroughly accounted for by both the United States and Guatemala. He spoke to me on my latest podcast at the Sara Carter Show. He discussed everything from U.S.-Guatemala relations, illegal immigration, terrorism and fighting narco trafficking organizations. He added that the funding being cut will not affect his nation's work and cooperation with the United States to curtail the growing security threats posed by narco traffickers and other major security issues, like the illegal immigration crisis. Duarte emphasized that the funding cuts will not be...

Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to ISIS - US says they were on their way to Mexico

Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to ISIS - US says they were on their way to Mexico

Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan police said. The identities of three of the men matched those of suspects featured in an alert attributed to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) warning that three possible terrorists had recently arrived in Central America. In a statement, Nicaraguan police said two of the men were Egyptian nationals and the other two were Iraqi. The four were due to be deported back to Costa Rica, it added. The Egyptians were named as Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, while the Iraqis were Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41 and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29. The first three men were named in the HSI alert published by Mexican media on Monday, which identified them as possible members of Islamic State headed for the United States.

Breaking barriers or dangerous for women? Dutch tech university opens 'female-only' teaching positions

Breaking barriers or dangerous for women? Dutch tech university opens 'female-only' teaching positions

A Dutch engineering university unveiled a plan to hire only women for some of its teaching positions, as a solution to combat gender biases at work. RT has heard different opinions on whether the method actually helps the cause. In hopes of boosting diversity and fighting "implicit gender bias," Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands opened permanent teaching vacancies "exclusively" for women in one of its programs. Men can be considered for the job only if no suitable female candidates are found in six months.

US Navy combat ship collides with Canadian freighter

US Navy combat ship collides with Canadian freighter

An advanced U.S. Navy combat ship that is slated to be commissioned as the U.S.S. Billings collided with a berthed freighter in Montreal on Monday, FreightWaves reported. Both ships were damaged as a result, but their crews were safe. The U.S. Freedom-class littoral combat ship hit the M/V Rosaire A. Desgagnes at about 2PM on Monday, according to Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson, a Navy spokesperson. The Billings is 378 feet long and sustained damage below the waterline as a result. The damage to the 452 foot dry bulk vessel it collided with has not been fully assessed yet. The bulk vessel is owned by Quebec-based Transport Desgagn├ęs. The U.S. Navy is reportedly still investigating the incident and despite the fact that the Billings was "capable" of making it to its Florida homebase, it is being kept in Montreal for additional damage assessments.

O'Keefe says more Big-Tech insiders about to blow the whistle

O'Keefe says more Big-Tech insiders about to blow the whistle

Project Veritas head James O'Keefe says more insiders are about to blow the whistle on Big Tech following yesterday's revelation that Google is actively manipulating its algorithms to prevent Trump winning re-election. Jen Gennai, head of responsible innovation at Google, was filmed by Project Veritas admitting that Google is using AI and algorithmic manipulation to meddle in the next presidential election. "We're also training our algorithms if 2016 happened again....would the outcome having been different?" asked Gennai, adding, "We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn't just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we're rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again."

No free lunch: Bernie's #CancelStudentDebt is a dangerous scam

No free lunch: Bernie's #CancelStudentDebt is a dangerous scam

This week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that it was "literally easier" for her to win the congressional election than pay off her student loan debt-which says something unfortunate about both the cost of college and the electorate's choices. Ocasio-Cortez was commenting on Sen. Bernie Sanders' new plan to eliminate $1.6 trillion in student debt and transform higher education into a "free" and "fundamental right." "This proposal will make it possible for every person in America to get a college education no matter what their financial situation," Sanders explained. This might surprise some people, but every person in America can already get a college education no matter his financial situation. Most poor Americans, in fact, can attend college for a relatively reasonable price tag. Sanders' socialization of the university system would be far more helpful for high-earning individuals. One Georgetown University study, for example, finds that a bachelor's degree is worth $2.8...

PACE confirms full restoration of Russian voting rights - Ukraine sulks, walks out

PACE confirms full restoration of Russian voting rights - Ukraine sulks, walks out

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted a resolution confirming full restoration of all rights and voting powers of the Russian delegation, prompting the Ukrainian delegation to withdraw in protest. Moscow's voting rights had been stripped in 2014, after Crimea voted in a referendum to rejoin Russia, but PACE ruled on Monday that all member states have the "rights to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies shall not be suspended or withdrawn in the context of a challenge to or reconsideration of credentials."

Energy expert: Chances of US-Iran war are at least 50%

Energy expert: Chances of US-Iran war are at least 50%

There's at least a 50-percent chance that the rising tension between the United States and Iran could escalate into a conflict that would disrupt supplies, Fereidun Fesharaki, a former energy advisor in Iran in the 1970s and now chairman at consultancy Facts Global Energy, told CNBC. Earlier this month two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the open seas. The daily flows of oil through the Strait of Hormuz account for around 30 percent of all seaborne-traded crude oil and other liquids. While Iran vehemently denies involvement in the attacks on the two oil tankers, the U.S. is blaming the Islamic Republic of being behind the attacks. Days later, Iran shot down a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz, claiming it had violated Iran's air space. The U.S. says that the drone was in international air space. The U.S. had apparently prepared a response to the downed drone with strikes...

Multiple jets losing GPS signal in Israeli airspace - 'unexplained disruptions'

Multiple jets losing GPS signal in Israeli airspace - 'unexplained disruptions'

Israeli authorities are at a loss to explain multiple instances of pilots losing their connection to global positioning satellites around Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. On Wednesday, the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) confirmed reports that "many" pilots had been losing their Global Positioning System (GPS) signals mid-air, and that the problem has been occurring for weeks.

China tells Canada to stop meat shipments over fake export documents

China tells Canada to stop meat shipments over fake export documents

China said on Tuesday it wants the Canadian government to stop allowing meat shipments to China after bogus export certificates were discovered. The announcement comes just four days before China and the United States are due to sit down to work on settling a trade dispute that has caught Canada in the crossfire. An investigation into Canada's export certificates has revealed as many as 188 "counterfeit" veterinary health documents and the existence of "obvious safety loopholes," the Chinese Embassy in Canada said in a statement on its website. Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in a statement that the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed it had found "inauthentic export certificates."

Homeostasis: How the active maintenance inherent in biological processes showcases Intelligent Design

Homeostasis: How the active maintenance inherent in biological processes showcases Intelligent Design

Nature is filled with processes that maintain an ordered state. Perhaps you have seen magnetic toys that keep an object suspended in the center of a space, such that any slight movement makes it snap back into position. Gravity keeps planets in orbits, and compresses stars into spheres. The gyroscopic effect keeps a bicyclist upright. Sand dunes maintain their shape due to the angle of repose of piled sand grains. Centripetal force keeps hurricanes and tornadoes circling around a center. The Coriolis effect maintains wind patterns. These familiar examples can be explained with reference to natural laws. There's a different kind of maintenance in biology, called homeostasis. It is the subject of biologist Scott Turner book, Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. This kind of "dynamic equilibrium" is maintained by machinery acting on other machinery. No natural law can maintain that kind of order. Indeed, natural laws would...

SNP Remainer Ian Blackford says Boris Johnson 'has made a career out of lying'

SNP Remainer Ian Blackford says Boris Johnson 'has made a career out of lying'

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford spoke out against both Tory leadership contenders as he called on Theresa May to "admit that neither of the candidates for office should ever be elected prime minister". Mr Blackford criticised both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt during PMQs, claiming the "Tory dream is to drag us out of the European Union no matter what the cost". His comments were brushed aside by Mrs May who argued that Mr Blackford had "voted effectively for no-deal" in refusing to back her Withdrawal Agreement for Brexit.

Google attacks alternative health information by burying Mercola in their latest search engine update

Google attacks alternative health information by burying Mercola in their latest search engine update

Over the years, the government and business monopolies, including the likes of Big Tech, have formed a global alliance hell-bent on protecting and concentrating member profits. The price for keeping business going as usual is personal liberty and freedom of speech that may impact these fascist government-industrial complexes. The major industries colluding to take over the government and government agencies include banking, military, agriculture, pharma, media and Big Tech. The leaders of these industries have organized strategies to buy off politicians through lobbying and to capture regulatory agencies through revolving door hiring strategies and paid-for media influence through advertising dollars. Big Tech has joined the movement, bringing in a global concentration of wealth to eliminate competition and critical voices - voices that bring awareness to the frightening future as our rights, freedoms and competition erode into a fascist sunset, all disguised as a means to protect...

Court hands sex predator Jeffrey Epstein another break, prosecutors tells abuse victims plea deal will stand

Court hands sex predator Jeffrey Epstein another break, prosecutors tells abuse victims plea deal will stand

Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein is a free man, despite sexually abusing dozens of underage girls according to police and prosecutors. His victims have never had a voice, until now. Suspected sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was handed another break by the Department of Justice on Monday when federal prosecutors rejected his victims' efforts to throw out his plea deal and prosecute him for abusing dozens of underage girls. In the 35-page motion, filed in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia, federal prosecutors said that there is no legal basis to invalidate Epstein's non-prosecution agreement - and they warned the federal judge in the case against doing the same. U.S. Attorney Byung "B.J." Pak said that because Congress did not outline specific penalties in the Crime Victims' Rights Act when it was created by Congress, Epstein's victims have no right to demand anything from the government - not even an apology. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that the...

Strange sounds heard over Paris, France

Strange sounds heard over Paris, France

On June 20, 2019, YouTube user 'Dawud Khan' posted video footage of strange sounds he heard over Paris, France:

Project Veritas expose: Google whistleblower exposes efforts to influence 2020 election against Trump - UPDATE

Project Veritas expose: Google whistleblower exposes efforts to influence 2020 election against Trump - UPDATE

Google interferes with search results, censors conservative views and even directly manipulates facts in the name of 'fairness', according to internal video and documents a whistleblower has turned over to Project Veritas. The internet giant has a near-monopoly on web searches globally and owns the most popular video sharing site, YouTube. The alarming information provided to the conservative transparency activists shows the company's executives putting their thumb on the scale in an effort to "prevent the next Trump situation," as one of them put it. Monday's expose includes an undercover video of Jen Genai, Google's head of 'Responsible Innovation', outlining the measures already being taken to fight the US president in the upcoming 2020 election.

Disturbing trend: Teen tourist sickened during vacation in Dominican Republic

Disturbing trend: Teen tourist sickened during vacation in Dominican Republic

A teenage girl from Argentina has gone into a coma while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, with doctors pointing to a life-threatening diabetic condition - even though her family says she has no history of diabetes. Candela Saccone, 15, had been scheduled to return home from Punta Cana on June 19 after traveling there earlier in the week, but she reportedly got sick that morning. Her mother, Natalia Knetch, told CNN's Spanish-language news channel that she rushed the teen - who was displaying symptoms of dizziness, dehydration and vomiting - to a local medical center, where doctors diagnosed her with diabetic ketoacidosis. The condition is described online by the Mayo Clinic as a "serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones." It normally develops "when your body can't produce enough insulin," the clinic says.

Over 60% of college grads regret their education after being bogged down with student loan debt

Over 60% of college grads regret their education after being bogged down with student loan debt

Nearly two thirds of US college graduates have serious regrets about their education, with many resentful of taking on huge student loan burdens or pursuing worthless humanities degrees, a recent survey has found. More than a quarter of college graduates with at least a Bachelor's degree regretted taking out unaffordable student loans more than anything else, according to Payscale's online salary survey, conducted in April and May and published on Tuesday. Millennials were especially rueful of their poor financial choices, though Generation X came in a close second, and even some Baby Boomer respondents fingered debt as the source of their regrets. With student loan debt set to surpass $1.6 trillion this year, exceeding even Americans' prodigious credit card debt, it's easy to see why so many grads are wishing they'd never signed their loan papers, especially as tuition for even public colleges has surged by 62 percent in the last decade. Over a third of students attending private...

Dutch police seize 2,500 kilos of crystal meth in Europe's largest drug bust

Dutch police seize 2,500 kilos of crystal meth in Europe's largest drug bust

Dutch police have made the largest seizure of crystal meth in European history, finding 2,500kg (5,500lbs) in a hidden crawlspace at a warehouse in Rotterdam. The drugs, with an estimated street value in the hundreds of millions, were discovered last week during a raid on a business premises. Officers noticed the upper floor of the building was far smaller than it appeared from the outside, and eventually discovered a hidden compartment stuffed with the highly addictive drug, according to a Dutch police press release. The police wasted no time in incinerating the seized drugs. Meanwhile, the investigation led officers to another warehouse in Utrecht where they discovered 17,500 liters of chemicals used to produce cocaine and other drugs. The inquiry into this extensive drug syndicate is ongoing and police believe the vast trove of crystal meth was destined for export.

New Mexico mother who boiled puppies and forced her children to watch arrested on abuse charges

New Mexico mother who boiled puppies and forced her children to watch arrested on abuse charges

A New Mexico woman is accused of running a house of horrors where she tortured and beat some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she boiled their puppies alive, authorities said Tuesday. One of Martha Crouch's seven daughters told investigators that after one of the family's dogs gave birth, the mother "took the puppies and put them into a giant pot and boiled them, making all the kids watch," according to court documents. The 17-year-old girl said the horrific incident happened on the same day that her dog Pip was shot and killed by her mom. San Juan County sheriff's office investigators heard the stomach-churning allegations and others of abuse and neglect when they opened a probe following the arrest of one of Crouch's adult children on assault with a deadly weapon. Since then, the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department has received hundreds of pages of reports with complaints about Crouch and her husband Timothy from social services agencies in multiple...

'Flying salt shakers of death': How a zombie fungus affects cicadas

'Flying salt shakers of death': How a zombie fungus affects cicadas

If cicadas made horror movies, they'd probably study the actions of their counterparts plagued by a certain psychedelic fungus. West Virginia University researchers have discovered that a cicada fungus called Massopora contains chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. The fungus causes cicadas to lose their limbs and eccentric behavior sets in: Males try to mate with everything they encounter, although the fungus has consumed their genitals and butts. Despite the horrid physical state of infected cicadas, they continue to roam around freely as if nothing's wrong, dousing other cicadas with a dose of their disease. You've heard of "The Walking Dead." This is "The Flying Dead." "They are only zombies in the sense that the fungus is in control of their bodies," said Matt Kasson, assistant professor of forest pathology and one of the study's authors.

Investigation launched after Air Canada passenger is left sleeping on an empty plane

Investigation launched after Air Canada passenger is left sleeping on an empty plane

A sleeping passenger was left on board an Air Canada flight earlier this month hours after the plane had landed and the crew disembarked. Tiffani O'Brien, of Ontario, Canada, said she fell asleep in an empty row of seats on her short flight home from Quebec City to Toronto. She awoke hours later around midnight still strapped to her seat and all alone on a cold, dark plane. "It was completely pitch black," O'Brien said in an interview Monday with CTV News. "I thought, 'This is a nightmare, this is not happening!'" O'Brien said she texted her friend, Deanna Dale, who drove her to the airport in Quebec City earlier that day. Dale told CTV News she called customer service at Toronto Pearson International Airport to tell them her friend was trapped on the plane. But then O'Brien's phone lost battery power and a "sheer sense of hopelessness" came over her, she told CTV News.

'Repulsive': Trump accuser says most people think of rape as 'sexy' in controversial CNN interview

'Repulsive': Trump accuser says most people think of rape as 'sexy' in controversial CNN interview

An advice columnist who has accused Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s has raised eyebrows online after telling CNN host Anderson Cooper that most people think of rape as "sexy." Jean. E Carroll was appearing on Cooper's show on Monday night when he asked her why she didn't like to use the word rape. "I was not thrown on the ground and ravaged. The word rape carries so many sexual connotations. This was not sexual. It just hurt," she said, before things took a turn for the bizarre. "I think most people think of rape as being sexy - think of the fantasies," Carroll continued, before an uncomfortable Cooper stumbled and quickly cut to a commercial break.

No more 'Trump bump'? Media ratings slip as Orange Man Bad fatigue sets in

No more 'Trump bump'? Media ratings slip as Orange Man Bad fatigue sets in

Mainstream US media reportedly admit that flogging outrage about President Donald Trump doesn't pay like it used to, but spin this as Trump's fault and not their own. But will the media change their tune? The term "Trump bump" has been used since the 2016 election to describe the rise in subscriptions and ratings for media outlets that have made it their mission to obsess about the White House's current resident, generating an ever-escalating spiral of outrage, clicks and revenue. At some point in the past year, however, that approach seemed to stop working, and news executives are now talking about a "Trump slump," according to Axios. The New York Times, for example, has boasted that their subscriptions soared after Trump criticized them as fake news. Yet their chief operating officer Meredith Kopit Levien admitted to Axios in March that this boom was pretty much over by mid-2018.

Putin wants you to do your own thinking - that's all

Putin wants you to do your own thinking - that's all

What does Putin really want? Well, whatever it is I just hope the New York Times will finally get the Russian leader's master plan for humanity right soon. Another story in the world's most famous newspaper has me wondering if anybody to the west of Lavry, in Pskov Oblast has a clue. Here are some notes on the most recent misinterpretation of Russian policy. I am sorry to say, I cannot tell you exactly what the most recent New York Times Putin profile says, because I reached my free limit of articles and was asked to pay $1 per week to be a subscriber. If only the publishers there in New York could stop forcing liberal world order propaganda down my throat, $4 dollars a month might be a good price. Sadly, this most recent Putin demonization can only go out to publisher A.G. Sulzberger's devoted news zombies. The good news for NEO readers is, other liberal elite news outlets are accessible to the general public.

Saudi Special Forces capture leader of Yemeni branch of Daesh

Saudi Special Forces capture leader of Yemeni branch of Daesh

Saudi special forces have arrested the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Daesh* terrorist group, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. According to the report, Abu Osama al-Muhajer, along with several other members of the organisation, were captured on 3 June. Weapons, ammunition and telecommunication devices have been seized during the operation, the SPA reported. In April, the terrorist group Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi police station northwest of Riyadh that left four militants killed.