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  1. Sex crackpot, liberal left Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's close connection to the Obamas and Clintons

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Hollywood producer and liberal left hero Harvey Weinstein has become toxic as a New York Times expose detailed decades of sexual harassment of aspiring actresses. Big surprise, who would have thought that liberal left Hollywood elites are complete hypocrites. One power couple Weinstein was particularly found of was the Clintons. We can see why Weinstein and Bill Clinton would get along. The conversations they must have had. Weinstein was one of Hillary Clinton's biggest donors, having…
  2. Turkish President Erdogan announces operation in Idlib, northern Syria

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to deploy the country's soldiers to Syria's Idlib, where the Free Syrian Army rebel fighters backed by Ankara have launched an operation. "We intend to further enhance our steps in providing safety to Idlib now. There is a serious operation in Idlib today and it is going to continue," Erdogan said as quoted by Anadolu news agency, adding that the "Turkish soldiers are not there yet." He also vowed support for "our brothers in…
  3. 'Black-identity extremists' seeking retaliation for police shootings - says FBI report

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Controversial police shootings of African-Americans and an apparent lack of justice are causing "black-identity extremists" to target white officers, a declassified FBI report says. Critics argue the term is racially biased. The term 'black-identity extremists,' used in the report, refers to both individuals and a loosely defined movement seeking to establish "wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society,"…
  4. Two Democratic and GOP Senators concur: Gun control laws don't work, would not have prevented Las Vegas shooting

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Leah wrote about Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) admitting that gun control laws don't work, which is a tacit admission that nothing would have stopped Stephen Paddock from killing 59 people and wounding another 527 in Las Vegas on October 1. Now, on the Republican side, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) also said on Hugh Hewitt this morning that there is not a single policy that Democrats have offered that would have stopped an event like this. Here's a partial transcript [emphasis…
  5. U.S. continues to top world polls as 'greatest threat to world peace,' Americans remain oblivious to reality

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The United States will expand its already enormous military outlay, sending a clear message to the world. Last week Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro described the United States as, "the most criminal empire in the history of mankind". Whether such a statement is true, one cannot deny the US has repeatedly topped polls of international opinion on the subject: Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today? Time and again the global community have…
  6. Trump talks about 'calm before the storm' after meeting with military officials

    10.07 / 14:33 sott.net Sott.net - World
    President Donald Trump issued an unprompted, cryptic message Thursday after meeting with military officials at the White House, saying about the gathering, "Maybe it's the calm before the storm." "We have the world's great military leaders in this room," Trump said to reporters after uttering his remark during a photo-op in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Pressed on what he meant, the president said, "You'll find…
  7. California billboard depicting Trump as a Nazi lasts less than 24 hours

    10.07 / 14:33 sott.net Sott.net - World
    NOTE: This isn't the normal fare for WUWT, but it has happened in my town, and this website is still connected to the local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, where it got it's start, so I'm covering it. UPDATE: It gets worse. The website for the store sells T-shirts depicting cop killings see below In less than 24 hours, a billboard comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler was installed and removed at East Third and Mangrove avenues. The advertisement, paid for by local clothing…
  8. You PC, bro? College investigates students over offensive memes in closed Facebook group

    10.07 / 14:33 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Students at Pomona College came under investigation last month for posting offensive memes in a closed Facebook group. Today good sense prevailed and the college decided not to punish the kids for their speech. The group is called "U PC BREAUX"-a funny way of spelling "You PC, bro?," which is a South Park joke about the fratty enthusiasm and militance of some campus social justice types. Launching an investigation over some un-P.C. meme-sharing is exactly the kind of overreaction that…
  9. Symbionts - Viruses are being redefined as more than just pathogens

    10.07 / 13:18 sott.net Sott.net - World
    One of the best estimates we have for the average total number of cells in the human body is 37.2 trillion.1,2,3 It sounds like a lot, until you consider that the average number of microbes in an adult human is estimated at 20 times the number of cells in the body.4 That would equal approximately 744 trillion microorganisms. In other words, we humans are vastly more microbial than cellular in nature.4 Each of us is, essentially, one giant germ. Some scientists have estimated the average…
  10. Insanity! The media is now using the post-9/11 response toward war as an argument for gun control

    10.07 / 13:18 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The old refrain of "We must do something" has a new corollary affixed to it: "After all, we did something after 9/11." I cannot imagine a worse argument for any policy. Yet in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, some high-profile people have embraced this idea like it's a revelation. "When planes flew into the World Trade Center, did we say now is not the time to talk about terrorism?" asked Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. We didn't, but maybe we should have. Todd has apparently…
  11. Storm 'Xavier' kills 9 and shuts down transportation across northern Europe

    10.07 / 11:16 sott.net Sott.net - World
    According to the Associated Press, high winds from the storm dubbed Xavier killed seven people Thursday in Germany and two in Poland on Friday. Officials say the storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of households in Poland after falling trees brought down power lines. In Poland, the storm was responsible for the death of a 67-year-old man trying to secure the roof to his house and a 58-year-old woman, who was killed by a falling tree. On Thursday, the storm was responsible for…
  12. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - The cure for the neocons idiotism: A story of true leadership

    10.07 / 11:16 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Russian President Vladimir Putin turns 65 on October 7, 2017 Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg) on October 7, 1952. His father Vladimir Putin (1911-1999) had been a submariner before World War II. In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. First, he served in a mobile internal security battalion of the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs - the then equivalent of the Interior Ministry), and then in the 330th infantry regiment of the Red Army's 86th…
  13. Hidden 'megathrust' could cause massive earthquake in New Zealand

    10.07 / 06:10 sott.net Sott.net - World
    An 8.4 magnitude quake off the East Coast of New Zealand could release 2000 times more energy than the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, experts say. It could cause a "megathrust" earthquake, and the dangers it poses are being discussed at a summit in Napier this week - with local councils, iwi and civil defence involved. The potential risk comes from the Hikurangi subduction zone, a massive fault line running from Marlborough and right past the East Coast where the Pacific and Australian…
  14. John Pilger: The Rising of Britain's 'New Politics'

    10.07 / 06:10 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to notice a video playing in the main entrance. The world's third biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, supplier to Saudi Arabia, was promoting its guns, bombs, missiles, naval ships and fighter aircraft. It seemed a perfidious symbol of a party in which millions of Britons now invest their political hopes. Once the preserve of Tony Blair, it is now led by Jeremy Corbyn, whose career has…
  15. Mueller moving the Russia "investigation" into uncharted territory- now researching limits of presidential power to gran

    10.07 / 06:10 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Reports that the FBI's special counsel's team is researching President Donald Trump's pardon power are the latest indication that the Russia investigation is moving into unexplored terrain. Robert Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May after Trump fired the FBI Director James Comey, is tasked with examining Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, including whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the race in his favor. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that…
  16. 3 mass shootings that the US government would rather you forgot - Because they were responsible for them

    10.07 / 02:49 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The Las Vegas shooting has been called "the deadliest shooting in US History," but there are several mass shootings from the past that have killed many more As the death toll continued to rise from the Las Vegas shooting, media outlets were quick to call it "the deadliest shooting in U.S. History." However, that title was soon changed to "the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. History," as tales of past mass shootings on American soil were unearthed. Here are three mass shootings in the…
  17. Large 'pro-life' movement held in 34 Russian cities, calls attention to the "dry statistics of abortion"

    10.07 / 00:50 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Pro-life opponents of abortion will hold the "They Could Have Gone to School" event on September 14 to mark the start of the academic new year. The event will be held in 34 cities throughout Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Krasnodar, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Orenburg, reports RIA-Novosti. "Members of the all-Russian movement For Life! will try to draw public attention to the fact that Russia loses the…
  18. NY Times sees potential for Russian ideological propaganda in puppy ads

    10.07 / 00:50 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The U.S. mainstream media is determined to prove Russia-gate despite the scandal's cracking foundation and its inexplicable anomalies, such as why Russia would set up a Facebook "puppies" page, writes Robert Parry. What is perhaps most unprofessional, unethical and even immoral about the U.S. mainstream media's coverage of Russia-gate is how all the stories start with the conclusion - "Russia bad" - and then make whatever shards of information exist fit the preordained narrative. For…
  19. Inside America's modern slavery: The world of court-ordered corporate labor camps

    10.07 / 00:50 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Under the guise of getting addicts treatment, courts are sentencing people to slave labor in the service of corporate interests. Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery (CAAIR), which is supposed to provide people with addiction treatment in a rural setting, has become a court-prescribed worker pipeline for an Oklahoma chicken farm and factory, according to a piece in Reveal, the magazine of The Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal reporters poured over court documents, tax…
  20. Warmongering Kiev wants UN to send "peacekeeping" forces - otherwise known as NATO bombers - into Donbass

    10.07 / 00:50 sott.net Sott.net - World
    At the recent meeting of the UN Security Council, Ukraine's envoy, Vladimir Yelchenko, announced that the peacekeeping contingent to be deployed to Donbass should be equipped with combat aircraft and vehicles. Yelchenko also added that peacekeeping forces should be guaranteed necessary funding and advanced reconnaissance technologies. If we assume the hypothetical possibility of such a proposal being approved, then the history of peacekeeping operations will be "enriched" with a new…