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Military sources in Iraq reported Wednesday that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) operational Al Qods arm had planted a command center and five bases in the Iraqi oil town of Kirkuk, after driving the Kurds out. An officer called Haji Ihsan was given this command. DEBKAfile: This is the first military facility Iran has ever […]
Yesterday (Oct. 18), news broke that billionaire philanthropist George Soros had transferred a whopping $18 billion to his Open Society Foundation (OSF) – a liberal-leaning organization responsible for injecting millions into U.S. elections for nearly a quarter century. While the donation had actually been spread out over the past few years, reported The Wall Street Journal today, it was yesterday […]
More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy are scheduled be released, with many experts fearing that such a large release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.” According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing […]
An atmospheric river is poised to funnel gigantic amounts of rain and snow to the Northwest over the next few days.
As much as 15 inches of rain is forecast in the mountains along with several inches in coastal areas, including Portland and Seattle. It could be Seattle's wettest weather since February, the National Weather Service said.
There is also a risk of flash flooding in western Washington and northwestern Oregon on Thursday as a result of the heavy rainfall, the weather service warned.
Snowfall will expand throughout the Washington and Oregon Cascades and parts of the northern Rockies on Thursday - with some light snowfall in higher elevations of northern California. By Friday, snow will continue across the Cascades and throughout the northern Rockies.
On the very tops of the Cascade mountains, a whopping 9 feet of snow could fall, the weather service said.
Some of the rain will make it down to fire-ravaged California in the next few days. However, while a few periods of rain are in store for northern California late Thursday through Friday, a widespread, fire-quenching rainfall is not expected, AccuWeather said.
Another one of these rivers in the sky could funnel rain into Oregon by the weekend.
A Slovenian "artist" breastfed her dogs and fertilized one of her eggs with a dog cell as part of an award-winning three-month art project.
Maja Smrekar lived in seclusion with her dogs as part of the lengthy artistic experiment, which was titled "K-9_topology."
During that time, she triggered her body to produce breast milk by systematic breast pumping. She then breastfed her puppy Ada to explore "the social and ideological instrumentalization of the female body and breastfeeding."
Comment: The only thing this poor woman is 'exploring' is her own disordered psychological makeup. In a sane society, she would be deemed in need of psychological help. In our 'modern' society, she wins awards and is emulated.
Smrekar also took a fat cell from another dog, Byron, and used it to fertilize one of her eggs using a method similar to IVF. The fat cell was a non-sexual cell, so no dog's sperm was used in the project.
The media sounds alarm bells that there is a 30,000 square mile ice hole that opened in the Antarctic sea ice, as if its because of global warming, but they forget to add that this occurred in the 1970's as well. Arctic sea ice continues to grow at record pace and Greenland with massive gains to the top of the charts in the S.E. All of these changes were forecast to occur during the Grand Solar Minimum.
The controversial "Domestikator" sculpture, which many say appears to depict a human being performing a sex act on a four-legged animal, has found a new home after being deemed too "provocative" and "risque" by the Louvre.
The large walk-through sculpture was created by Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout. It houses several smaller sculptures and a bed and was set to be installed in the Tuileries Gardens, near the Louvre, but the famous French gallery decided that it risked "being misunderstood by the visitors to the gardens."
Comment: What's to misunderstand? This is a crude and ugly manifestation of the inner workings of deranged dutch person.
Domestikator will instead be housed very close to the Louvre at the Pompidou Centre Museum.
MI5 boss Andrew Parker: UK terror threat evolving at scale never seen before | 17 Oct 2017 | The UK is facing a "multidimensional threat" that is rapidly evolving "at a scale and pace we've not seen before", the director general of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said the security service is operating at an unprecedented level and has seen "a dramatic upshift in threats this year". "Today there is more terrorist activity, coming at us more quickly, and it can be harder to detect. We're now running well over 500 live operations involving around 3,000 individuals known to be currently involved in extremist activity in some way."
Up to 266 possibly exposed to TB at Durham school | 18 Oct 2017 | As many as 266 students and staff at Northern High School may have been exposed to a student with tuberculosis. Northern High students who may be affected by a potential spread of tuberculosis are being watched and treated for the infectious disease. On Thursday, students who have a class or ride the bus with the student affected will be tested, according to a robocall message to parents from the school principal, Dan Gilfort.
France approves restrictive anti-terrorism law to replace 2-year state of emergency --The state of emergency was imposed in France to combat terrorism in the wake of the deadly 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, and has been extended six times since. | 19 Oct 2017 | The French parliament has approved a new controversial anti-terrorism law, replacing the soon-to-expire two-year state of emergency. The new legislation has prompted fears it will severely limit civil liberties. The French senate approved the new anti-terrorism law on its second reading on Wednesday...It also allows the authorities to confine suspects to their town or city for up to a year and have them report to police every day. Any movement beyond that requires them to wear a tracking bracelet.
Exclusive: As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a “sewer,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars to combat Russian “propaganda and disinformation,” […]
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China poses a threat to stability in the region and the world order, while praised India, calling it a responsible nation. Tillerson made the remarks while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a foreign policy think tank, in Washington, DC on Wednesday ahead of a […]
Colombo University Physical Science Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne confirmed that the bright light and sound which was heard from the Southern Province (SP) this evening was because of an explosion caused by a meteor.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said the explosion was known as a 'fireball explosion' and occurs after an asteroid enters the earth's atmosphere.
"The asteroid could be a size of 50 centimetres. Every asteroid enters the earth's photosphere at a speed of 65 kilometers per second. With that speed one side of the asteroid gets heated up due to friction and the other side does not, therefore causing an explosion," Prof Jayaratne said.
As the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they’re going to take a look into a shady Russian deal that handed Putin 20% of America’s uranium reserves, was approved by the Obama administration during an ongoing FBI investigation into charges of bribery, extortion and money laundering by the Russian buyer and netted the Clintons millions of dollars in donations and ‘speaking fees.”
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners approved the police department’s pilot drone program in a 3-1 vote that will allow the LAPD to fly unarmed drones. Despite ongoing protests, the civilian panel approved the measure with only one person, Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill, rejecting giving the LAPD access to drones.
The mystery is over. After vanishing since last Thursday, wounded Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found... On the set of 'Ellen'.
Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.
The promoters of crypto currencies have gushingly touted them as the mechanism by which the present central banking cabal and the system of nation states which derive much of their power from will be brought down and replaced by digital money.
Three people are dead after a shooting at a business park in Maryland, with the gunman believed to be still on the loose.
The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes. What are SmartNodes? SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole.