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TRUMP, LIKE OBAMA AND BUSH, PURSUES ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN VENEZUELA

[2/21/17]  Based on allegations of drug trafficking, the U.S. government has added Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami to its list of “sanctioned” Venezuelan officials. Unsurprisingly, Westerns journalists uncritically spread the allegations. Borrowing from Einstein, a definition of corporate journalism could be “the practice of uncritically citing the same dishonest sources over and over again […]

THE BILLIONAIRE-OWNED, CORPORATE MEDIA IS AS WORTHLESS AS EVER

[2/21/17]  I think the U.S. citizenry is being afflicted by a sort of mass insanity at the moment. There are no good outcomes if this continues. As a result, I feel compelled to provide a voice for those of us lost in the political wilderness. We must persevere and not be manipulated into the obvious […]

VITAMIX ADDS RFID TO ITS FOOD BLENDERS

[2/21/17]  Vitamix, a blending equipment manufacturer based in Ohio, has integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into its new ASCENT Series of blenders with the goal of improving customer convenience and safety. The company is installing NFCRFID readers into the bases of its machines and providing accompanying food containers with embedded tags, custom-made by Smartrac […]

MAINSTREAM JOURNALIST LIZ CROKIN THREATENED FOR EXPOSING CLINTON CORRUPTION, PIZZAGATE & PEDOGATE

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[2/21/17]  I am posting this video for my own safety. I have been threatened and intimidated since exposing a major Clinton corruption story and I feel targeted more so than ever after I agreed to be involved in a project blowing the lid off of Pizzagate and Pedogate. I know several other people […]

MOTHER LIVID AFTER 8-YEAR-OLD SON HANDCUFFED AT SCHOOL

[2/21/17]  The North Carolina mother of a special needs 8-year-old is calling out school officials for handcuffing her child without notifying her, a traumatic experience that convinced her to move the boy to another school.

The mother, who asked not to be identified, told WTVD her son was involved in a classroom disturbance at William […]

Estonia’s spy chief warns UK against Russian ‘honeytraps’ for British troops in E. Europe – report

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 23:02

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British troops set to arrive in Estonia as part of NATO’s mission to deter an alleged Russian aggression should be prepared to face such threats as “Russian honeytraps” and “staged pub brawls,” Estonia’s spy chief has warned.

Apparently, one of Russia’s daunting tactics in Eastern […]

French waitress drags giant goanna lizard out of Australian restaurant (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:59

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A French waitress showed off the dexterity and know-how of Crocodile Dundee when she confidently dragged a giant goanna lizard by the neck out of the restaurant where she worked.

Samia Lila, 25, who is in Australia on a working holiday, became a viral sensation […]

Dashcam captures moment of fatal Melbourne plane crash (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:57

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The moment a charter plane plummeted into a shopping mall in Melbourne was captured by a dashboard camera from a car approaching the crash site.

The plane can be seen descending onto the Direct Factory Outlet shopping mall.

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All five people onboard died […]

Freak runaway tire slams pedestrian into pavement (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:56

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A casual stroll in Brazil almost turned to tragedy in the most unusual of circumstances when a wheel, jettisoned from a passing vehicle, careened across a road and smashed into a pedestrian, hitting him in the head.

Roberto Carlos Fernandes, 50, was walking in the […]

Trump: Ambassador Churkin played key role in working with US on global security issues

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:08Edited time: 21 Feb, 2017 22:17

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US President Donald Trump has issued condolences over the death of Russia UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin, saying the diplomat played a “crucial” role in working with the US to tackle global security challenges.

“President Donald J. Trump was saddened to […]

Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

Supreme Court justices are likely split over a case in which a US border agent killed a Mexican teen just feet away from American territory. Conservative justices suggested that allowing the lawsuit to advance could allow similar claims by drone victims.

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Hernandez v. […]

Brazil decommissioning its only aircraft carrier, Sao Paulo

São Paulo was meant to replace the carrier Minas Gerais, which was formerly the British Navy’s HMS Vengeance and served that country from 1957 to 2001.

Source: veteranstoday.com

New Yorkers stage ‘I am a Muslim too’ rally in protest to travel ban

Over a thousand people from various faiths declared ‘I am a Muslim too’ as they assembled at the iconic Times Square here to express solidarity with the Muslim community and protest against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Source: veteranstoday.com

Germany to increase army strength as US demands greater commitment from NATO members

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 21:10

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Germany has announced its plans to increase its army by 5,000 troops, with 500 extra reserves and 1,000 civilian posts, aiming to have a total manpower of 198,000 by 2024.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in a […]

Love Affair Fades? Russia’s “Growing Concern That Trump Less Friendly Than First Thought”

Image: Putin, via Kremlin.ru / Trump, via Gage Skidmore, Flickr CC2.0

This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the Economic Collapse blog.

Editor’s Comment: Just when it seemed that cooler heads would prevail, and that death and destruction were less certain with new leadership, it seems that larger events are […]