Doom and Bloom
Nancy Pelosi’s mission on Tuesday was to give a brief speech and not renew questions about her health.
She couldn’t do it.
During Pelosi’s brief 7-minute speech to Refugees International, the House Democratic Leader garbled names, other words and even mispronounced countries. Continue reading
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Archive: TWFTT 4-26-17
Charlotte, NC — Dramatic body camera footage was released this week showing officers pile on top of a suspect, hold a gun to his head, beat him into the earth, and threaten to kill him. The unarmed suspect’s only ‘crime’ was running away from police. To add insult to assault with a deadly weapon, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is defending the actions of the four officers who were caught on camera punching, elbowing, and threatening to shoot the unarmed man, James Yarborough, in the head. Continue reading
The U.S. military moved parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs, triggering protests from villagers and China.
The top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, told the U.S. Congress the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system would be operational “in coming days.” Continue reading
The Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, according to two White House officials.
A draft order has been submitted for the final stages of review and could be unveiled late this week or early next week, the officials said. The effort, which still could change in the coming days as more officials weigh in, would indicate the administration’s intent to withdraw from the sweeping pact by triggering the timeline set forth in the deal. Continue reading
Trump administration delegation is expected to arrive in Israel on Thursday to oversee technical arrangements for a visit by President Donald Trump to Israel in the last week of May.
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that preparations for Trump’s visit were at the advanced stage, although it has not yet been finalized, and told Army Radio, “There’s a feeling that we have a real friend in the White House.” Continue reading
Kim prepares for war: North Korean leader takes the salute as his army fires rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during country’s ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills
Kim Jong-Un’s army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea‘s ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday.
Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created.
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, reducing the number of individual income tax brackets to three — 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent — and easing the tax burden on most Americans, including the rich.
The Trump administration would double the standard deduction, essentially eliminating taxes on the first $24,000 of a couple’s earnings. It also called for the elimination of most itemized tax deductions but would leave in place the popular deductions for mortgage interest and charitable contributions. The estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, which Mr. Trump has railed against for years, would be repealed under his plan.
The Department of Homeland Security has officially opened an office that will provide quarterly reports on the effects of illegal immigrant crime.
The office is called the Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE: Continue reading
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Can you imaging finding something like this? One of the greatest pieces of writings in history has a second copy…in England. Harvard University researcher Emily Sneff came across it back in 2015 when she searched for the Declaration of Independence in Britain. She found something in a West Sussex record office when an item struck her “as odd because it mentioned parchment, a material suggesting a document made for a special occasion and not simply a broadside copy.” From The Guardian: Continue reading
As reported on Tuesday evening, overnight the US Air Force conducted a test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vanderberg Air Force base near Lompoc in California, in what was a clear signal of nuclear deterrence aimed squarely at North Korea.
Col John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, who oversaw the launch of the long range missile, said that “Team V is once again ready to work with Air Force Global Strike Command to successfully launch another Minuteman III missile. These Minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities. We are proud of our long history in partnering with the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to execute these missions for the nation.”
“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
They said scare stories that diary products like butter and full-fat milk pose health risks were misleading as was an obsession with counting cholesterol.
Instead, the best way to protect against stress and stave off killer coronary heart disease was simply to eat “real food” and take a brisk daily walk.
Respected cardiologists Dr Aseem Malhotra, Professor Rita Redberg, of UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco and Pascal Meier of University Hospital Geneva and University College, London, said evidence suggests no association between saturated fat and heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death.
WEB Notes: This lets you know where China stands on the situation if it was not clear enough from past reports. At this point all they need to do is say North Korea launched another missile or performed a nuclear test and they can attack and most of the world will be okay with it. Without any proof whatsoever.
North Korea is nearing the “point of no return” as the reclusive regime prepares for a possible sixth nuclear test, Chinese media reports. Continue reading
WEB Notes: So RT knows where ISIS is moving their fighters and why, but no one else does? No one else can intercept their positions? Everyone knows about this merger? How did it leak out? Who will be the CEO is my question? Maybe we can buy stock? This news is ridiculous.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist groups are changing their tactics, moving fighters to Afghanistan, Yemen and Africa in order to set up a new large-scale terrorist network, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service has stated. Continue reading
Is coming up with a Trump tax plan overtaxing the maestro of negotiation as he tries to conduct his way through congress? An initial clue can be found in his tax-related repeal of Obamacare. The all-important Obamacare repeal got repealed by Paul Ryan — the very person who proposed it — in a matter of days. Who could have guessed reforming healthcare could be so hard? (Everyone but Trump?) Continue reading