A Drawing From the Trenches

Mary, Flee, Norm, and Hal Apeeno are sponsoring a drawing for From the Trenches World Report.

Mary has provided four prizes.

The first drawing will be for a pair of Midland Talker Two-Way Radios.   Continue reading

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Man held down by police on scorching hot pavement during arrest receives third-degree burns


A California family is demanding answers after a man sustained life-threatening injuries after being pinned to the ground by police during his arrest on a 101-degree summer day.

KTXL reports that James Nelson, 28, has been in a hospital burn unit for 29 days with second and third degree burns covering 45 percent of his body following his June arrest at a KFC restaurant in Citrus Heights, California.   Continue reading

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10th person dies in Texas human-smuggling case, suspect due in court

ABC News

A Florida man is expected to appear in federal court today after 10 people died in San Antonio, Texas, in what officials called an immigrant-smuggling attempt “gone horribly wrong.”

A total of 39 people, including children, were recovered from the stifling hot tractor-trailer parked outside a San Antonio Walmart this weekend. Ten people, all adult men, died, and 29 people were being treated at hospitals, officials said. Many experienced heat stroke and dehydration, officials said.   Continue reading

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FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

The Daily Caller – by Luke Rosiak

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.   Continue reading

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AIPAC Still our Biggest Foreign Agent

Anti-War – by Grant Smith, July 18, 2017

Alleged Russian meddling in the US electoral process will be the subject of a Senate Judiciary Hearing on Wednesday. The hearing is titled “Oversight of the Justice Department’s (Non) Enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act: Lessons from the Obama Administration and Current Compliance Practices.” In 1938 the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Agents Registration Act to mandate disclosure of the activities of non-diplomatic foreign agents in the United States propagandizing for war, swinging public opinion, and obtaining foreign aid and other economic benefits through congressional lobbying without disclosing that their activities were conducted on behalf of foreign principals.

The first panel of witnesses for Wednesday’s Senate hearing will include Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Justice Department Adam Hickey, Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI Bill Priestap and Inspector General of the Justice Department Michael Horowitz.   Continue reading

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Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight to take him to U.S. for treatment


LONDON — A five-month legal battle to take terminally ill baby Charlie Gard to the United States for experimental treatment ended Monday after his parents told a British court they were withdrawing their legal challenge.

Charlie Gard’s parents, supported by an American neurologist and Italian medical researchers, had wanted the 11-month-old to be given the legal right to receive an untested therapy in the U.S. that they admitted was unlikely to work. The child has a rare, incurable genetic disorder.   Continue reading

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US oil industry pushes back against “Buy American” policy

Bloomberg – by Jennifer A Dlouhy

Donald Trump’s allies in the oil industry are warning the president that his bid to boost U.S. steelmakers could backfire against their efforts to achieve his goal of “American energy dominance.”

The intense lobbying effort comes as the Commerce Department faces a Sunday deadline to give the president a plan to require oil and gas pipelines use American-made steel, an idea Trump embraced in the initial days of his presidency. While the U.S. has imposed “Buy American” rules on government purchases for decades, it would be unprecedented to force those obligations on privately funded, commercial projects.   Continue reading

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All the Plenary’s Men

Worth the 60 minute watch time.

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Comedian or Terrorist? George Carlin Gets A 12-page FBI File

Anonymous News – by CoNN

George Carlin was an awesome comedian, and more than that he was one who got his laughs by doing what most others would not; by constantly poking the very irritable and VERY dangerous bugbear that is the government. And not simply by pointing out the physical flaws of the politicians, or parodying their harmless but annoying quirks (an easy way to milk the crowd for cheap laughs). That would have been far safer, because that sort of routine does not reveal anything incriminating about them OR the system…

He actually made people laugh with the truth. Entertaining with the truth isn’t just extraordinarily difficult, considering how people tend NOT to be entertained by such serious/boring/depressing issues (though this sort of comedy had the advantage of already being a dirty joke without requiring much effort). It is also very dangerous.  Continue reading

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Chicago to Give Back Millions in Traffic Camera Fines

Reason – by Scott Shackford

Chicago’s use of red light cameras to shake every possible cent out of its citizens took a hit this week. The city has agreed to a $38.75 million settlement to end a class action suit by people who say they hadn’t been given adequate notice of violations to respond to them.

The Chicago Tribune reports that as many as 1.2 million people may get refunded half of what they paid to the city.   Continue reading

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Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees

KSTP 5 News

A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.

Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants.

“It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it,” Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.
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Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time for getting a vasectomy


Yes, you read that right. Inmates in White County, Tennessee, can shave 30 days off their jail sentence if they undergo an elective birth control procedure.

Both male and female inmates can volunteer for the new program. Women receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm, which provides up to three years of continuous birth control. Men undergo a vasectomy. The procedures are free and conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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NC apartment fire suspect was in the country illegally, report says

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A 20-year-old man accused of torching a North Carolina apartment building that left 130 people homeless last week was in the U.S. illegally, the sheriff’s office told the Charlotte Observer.

Jesus Reyes Lopez, who was arrested Thursday in connection with the fire at the Woodscape Apartments, is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and is wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the paper reported.   Continue reading

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California finds new gun laws are much easier to pass than enact

Business Insider – by Michael McLaughlin, The Trace

For advocates of stricter gun laws, a sweeping package of new legislation signed by California’s governor in July 2016 — and a similar set of measures approved by the state’s voters in a referendum four months later — served as rare bright spots in a year that they would otherwise rather forget.

The new restrictions included an expanded version of the state’s assault weapons ban, designed to close a loophole that had been exploited just months earlier by ISIS-inspired gunmen; a prohibition on owning high-capacity magazines; and a requirement for background checks on sales of ammunition. California’s beefed-up laws came as many other states, including Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee, moved in the opposite direction, loosening restrictions on who can legally carry weapons, and where they can carry them.
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Pentagram Study: The Empire Is Collapsing. Its Solution? More Of The …

Giza Death Star – by Joseph P Farrell

Mr. P.K. saw this article and passed it along, and it’s worth some careful consideration, for it seems that the US Pentagram…er…Pentagon, is admitting that the dream of a unopolar pax Americana simply cannot be sustained. So what’s its solution? More of the same: more surveillance, more arms, more more more…:   Continue reading

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Ken O’Keefe’s Latest Drama Update — 20/7/2017

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For Farmers Without Land, a Long Island Lawn Will Do

New York Times – by Arielle Dollinger

BAY SHORE, N.Y. — Jim Adams met his wife on a trip to Uganda a decade ago. Rosette Basiima Adams, 35, grew up in Kasese, a town, she said, where “everything we ate, we grew.”

“I went to see the gorillas in the Congo,” Mr. Adams, 42, recalled recently. But he left his tour group and ended up meeting Rosette, who was working at a hostel where he stayed.

Today, the couple are trying to grow a business cultivating crops on suburban lawns on Long Island. Their business, Lawn Island Farms, is the result of research and a desire to find a way to farm on the island.

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D.I.C.E.D. – The UN’s Environmental Constitution For The World

Technocracy News – by Ileana Johnson

I am sure there are many Americans who have no idea nor care what “The Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development” (DICED) is. They should. The Draft Covenant is the “Environmental Constitution of Global Governance.” 

The first version of the Covenant was presented to the United Nations in 1995 on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. It was hoped that it would become a negotiating document for a global treaty on environmental conservation and sustainable development.
The fourth version of the Covenant, issued on September 22, 2010, was written to control all development tied to the environment, “the highest form of law for all human activity.’  Continue reading

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Ten Myths About Israel

Global Research – by Dr. Ludwig Watzal

Particularly, in the US and some European States, the Israeli and Zionist versions of history are widespread. Israel’s narrative relies on a collection of myths aimed at bringing the moral right and the ethical behavior of the Palestinians into twilight and making their claim to their country appear as illegitimate. Israel’s negation of Palestinian existence in the Land of Palestine is, however, a falsification of history.

“Ten Myths About Israel” came out in Germany in 2016 under the title “What’s wrong with Israel? The Ten Main Myths of Zionism”. The mainstream media ignored it, which could also be the case in the US. It’s sad but that how media power works in favor of Israel.   Continue reading

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Homeless, 84-year-old war veteran twins helped by Veterans Affairs, donations from community

Fox News – by Travis Fedschun

Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who’ve survived fighting in the jungles of Vietnam and ended up sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home, say they’re “grateful” for the outpouring of support they’ve received since their story went national.

Born in the Netherlands, Clifford and Gary grew up under Nazi rule before coming to the U.S., where the brothers worked in Hollywood and then served their new country at war. But the brothers faced a new challenge in October, when they ended up sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home.   Continue reading

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Potential Botulism Risk: Recall of Bush’s Baked Beans

The Organic Prepper

Bush Brothers and Company have issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of their famous baked beans.

The reason for the recall? There is a quality issue with the side seam of certain cans which was discovered when the products began to leak out the seams.

As any home-canner knows, this kind of issue means that the product within is at a high risk for botulism. Botulism is a potentially deadly form of food poisoning, and if the victim survives, they can suffer lifelong neurological issues.   Continue reading

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