Trencher Alert: Our Brother Millard Has Moved On To The Next World

I received an email this morning informing me that our brother Millard had passed away on Saturday.  Millard was very well known in the Trenches.  He and Diggerdan were my friends.  After Digger died it had been Millard’s intent to come to Oregon where we would take his ashes to Gold Beach where Dan grew up.  His failing health made the trip impossible.

Millard was a true friend to me.  Though I never had the privilege of shaking his hand, through email and phone conversations, we had become very close.  I last talked to him I believe it was about a month ago.  I hadn’t seen his comments so I had called him.  He simply said he was okay, but he was backing away for a little bit.  I knew his health was failing.  I wish I could have had the time for just a little more conversation.     Continue reading

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Thanksgiving help for the homeless: ‘We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression’

LA Times

Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park amid calls for donations and volunteers for the rest of the year.

The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless men, women and children, according to Georgia Berkovich, its director of public affairs.   Continue reading

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Make some time to play today

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Happy Thanksgiving From the Trenches!

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US and EU to ‘colonize’ Libya

The civil war initiated in Libya by NATO and its allies has been going on for more than six years. Since it started, the sustainable developing state transformed into a territory torn by various groups including ISIS.

A real fight against the terrorists and armed militants, however, began with the ascend of the Libyan National Army commander Field Marshal Halif Haftar who united those indifferent to the future of their country. Due to his actions, Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, the strategically important Mediterranean town of Ras Lanuf, and the port of Al-Sidr were liberated. Meanwhile Haftar’s achievements are a reason for the western leaders’ concern as if he comes to power all their ‘Libyan’ plans shall fail. What are these plans?   Continue reading

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Family Friends and Reflections.

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Gun Control Activist Wants You To Ask Your Thanksgiving Host If They Have Guns

SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many are planning festivities which include feasts and gatherings with friends and family.  But some others, like gun control activists, seek to make your holiday as miserable as possible.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, used the trending hashtag #ThanksgivingWeek to call on parents to inquire about guns in homes where their child may be visiting this year.   Continue reading

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In the government’s eye

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Thanksgiving, when I count all my Blessings!

When I count all my Blessings

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The sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to heart disease and cancer from publication 50 YEARS ago, damning report reveals

Daily Mail

The sugar industry blocked the release of a study showing sucrose directly increases the risk of heart disease and cancer in 1968, newly-uncovered documents reveal.

The research, which was funded and designed by the sugar industry, was intended to dispel fears that fructose-containing sugars affect blood lipids.

But internal correspondence uncovered by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco, show that industry leaders pulled the plug on its publication after getting wind that it would prove the clearest link between sugar and disease ever found.    Continue reading

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Operation C.A.R.E. is underway by VT State Police

NBC 5 

Vermont State Police will be out in full force from now until Sunday night.

They are working with departments across the nation to enforce Operation C.A.R.E. It’s one of the longest running traffic safety initiatives in our nation’s history. It focuses on speed, impaired driving and seat belt use.   Continue reading

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Read The Letter To Barack Obama Warning About Dangers Of Uranium One Deal

DC Whispers

The warning was issued December 21st, 2010. Barack Obama was President and Hillary Clinton his Secretary of State. A uranium deal that allocated a sizable portion of U.S. uranium reserves had just been awarded to Russian government-controlled interests. The deal made no sense. It weakened American security. It also made the Clinton Foundation very-very rich via donations made by corporate interests directly tied to the deal.

Senator John Barrasso sounded the alarm. Barack Obama, his administration, and much of the Establishment Media chose to ignore the warning. Read the senator’s letter to then-President Obama here:   Continue reading

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Previously Deported Gang Member, Child Sex Offenders Busted Crossing Border

Breitbart – by Bob Price

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector arrested two previously deported child sex offenders and a member of the Sureño 13 street gang illegally re-entering the U.S.

The arrests began on Saturday afternoon when agents working from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station captured a man illegally crossing the border near Naco, Arizona. Agents arrested and transported him to the station for processing. During a background investigation, the agents learned that 34-year-old Abigael Calvo-Calvo, a Mexican national, has a criminal history that includes a conviction in San Mateo County, California, for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14.” The conviction occurred in 2012, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman Rob Daniels.   Continue reading

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A Swarm Of Earthquakes Beneath The San Andreas Fault Is Making Scientists Nervous

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Warner Bros Pictures might want to rethink the shooting of San Andreas II – the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster about a massive earthquake striking the San Francisco Bay Area that starred the Rock, Paul Giamatti and a host of other A-list actors.

Because if the US Geological Survey’s worst fears are confirmed, the seismic devastation depicted in the film might hit a little too close to home. According to the Daily Mail, 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault over the last week – a pace that’s making seismologists nervous.
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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

Sessions said the Nov. 5 shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by Devin Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman who had a 2012 conviction for domestic assault, showed that not all the necessary information was being added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.   Continue reading

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Ratko Mladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of Bosnian Muslims

This article says the killing of 4million Bosnian muslims is the worst European atrocity of the 20th century.


THE HAGUE — A United Nations war crimes tribunal convicted Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, on Wednesday of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

From 1992 to 1995, the tribunal found, Mr. Mladic, 75, was the chief military organizer of the campaign to drive Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs off their lands to cleave a new homogeneous statelet for Bosnian Serbs.   Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Trenchers. Beyond any of the politics or distorted truth of the Thanksgiving holiday I found myself wanting to say something here as I was realizing I am certainly thankful for all of you, and of course, especially for Henry and Laura for providing a gathering place. So much good info is contributed here on a daily basis. I am both humbled and grateful to be learning so much. So, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, and though I do not know who the singer is, here’s a song from me to you:
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Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Kaiser Health News

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found.

Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford administered the shots himself at a Holiday Inn Express and a Crowne Plaza Hotel that were a 15-minute drive from the researcher’s SIU lab. Halford injected at least eight herpes patients on four separate occasions in the summer and fall of 2013 with a virus that he created, according to emails from seven participants and interviews with one participant.   Continue reading

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Top German Judges Slam EU Plans To Create Global Court To Enforce Corporate Sovereignty

Tech Dirt – by Glyn Moody

A few weeks ago, we wrote how many — even the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer — seem to think it’s time for corporate sovereignty, also called “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS), to go. For some reason the European Commission disagrees. As Techdirt readers may recall, after receiving a bloody nose in a public consultation about corporate sovereignty, the Commission announced to great fanfare that it was “replacing” ISDS with something called the Investment Court System (ICS). In fact, this amounted to little more than putting lipstick on the ISDS pig, since ICS suffered from the same fundamental flaw: it gave companies unique rights to sue countries in a supra-national court. The EU is still plugging away at the ICS idea, and it now wants to go further by creating a truly global corporate sovereignty system enforced by a new Multilateral Investment Court (pdf), an initiative formally launched a couple of months ago:   Continue reading

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Vietnam veterans may be dying from slow-killing parasite, study shows

Chicago Tribune

A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.   Continue reading

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Police: MS-13 Members Maimed, Decapitated Man in Maryland Park

NBC News

As many as 10 members of the gang MS-13 stabbed a man more than 100 times in a Maryland park, ripped out his heart and buried him, officials say.

Court documents released Wednesday reveal gruesome details about the killing of a man officials in Montgomery County still have not been able to identify.

Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.   Continue reading

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