IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case
Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change. Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation. With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.
Trump calls for Pentagon to plan military parade
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” Sanders said. Trump’s desires for a parade were considered a presidential directive following a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and the military’s highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the Washington Post reported.
Tucker Exposes Insanely Creepy Google Patents To Spy On You And Parent Your Kids
“In another patent application from September 2016, Google imagines how it could take control of your parenting, your relationship with your children,” Carlson explained. “Google’s smart home system could detect children near a liquor cabinet for example, or in their parents bedroom, infer that ‘mischief is occurring’ and deliver a verbal warning.” “In another example, Google imagines a hypothetical child called Benjamin. Google’s cameras would be watching Benjamin at all times, carefully. They could see if he’s playing outside or using electronics, presumably they’d also try to use that information to sell him things, at some point, because that’s the whole point of Google.”
U.N. chief plans major disarmament push but U.S. skeptical
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to launch a major push for disarmament talks covering everything from nuclear and cyber war to small arms, braving certain U.S. resistance to such bold initiatives, officials and experts told Reuters. Chances of success are uncertain at best. But with nuclear tensions rising, Guterres may be uniquely placed to oil the wheels of negotiations given a 2009 U.N. Security Council pledge to “create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons”.
Trump Not Expected to Extend DACA Work Permit Deadline
Kelly said that he “doubt[s] very much” that Trump will extend the program, the Washington Post reported. He also said that he was “not so sure this president has the authority to extend” DACA work authorizations. Kelly’s doubt as to the president’s power comes from the opinion, generally propounded by the administration, that the original DACA executive order was an overextension of presidential power. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions put it, the White House considers DACA to be “an unconstitutional exercise of authority” by President Barack Obama’s administration.
France: Turkey and Iran are violating international law in Syria
France’s foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, leave Syria and said that Turkey and Iran were violating international law through their actions in the country. Speaking on BFM television, Jean-Yves Le Drian also said there were indications Syrian government forces were using toxic gas against civilians although the UN would need to confirm that.
Germany coalition talks: Merkel’s conservatives and SPD clinch deal
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have reached an agreement on a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU). A deal on the division of the key ministries was seen as the last major hurdle towards forming a coalition. The agreement looks set to end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September.
Syria: Israel attacks military post on outskirts of Damascus
Israel reportedly attacked a Syrian military post on the outskirts of Damascus early Wednesday, the Syrian army said, adding its air defense system destroyed most of the Israeli missiles. The Syrian army said Israeli fighter jets fired a number of rockets from Lebanese airspace at 3:42am, targeting an army position.
Pence says U.S. to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would soon announce new, tough sanctions to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, calling it the planet’s “most tyrannical and oppressive regime”. Speaking in Tokyo…Pence promised the United States and its allies, including Japan, would keep maximum pressure on Pyongyang until it took steps toward “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation”.
Bennett: We won’t use surgical precision, neighborhoods with rockets are fair game
Israel needs to face Iranian aggression head on: “Khamenei is willing to fight Israel until the last drop of Syrian, Lebanese and Gazan blood.” Amid reports that the Israeli air force struck an Iranian base in Syria overnight Tuesday, security cabinet member Naftali Bennett said he’s advancing a strategy in which Israel will confront Iran directly rather than just going after its proxies.
The West sleeps peacefully because of Israel
While Turkish President Erdogan and Pope Francis were in Rome complimenting each other on Jerusalem and the European Union was rolling out red carpets to Mahmoud Abbas, Israel was protecting the West This small state has hitherto prevented Iran from manufacturing the atomic bomb, it has ruined the nuclear plans of Saddam Hussein and Bashar el Assad thanks to two solitary bombings, it guards the security of Jordan that without Israel would collapse today like a cooked pear, it has foiled attacks by ISIS on European civilian flights and we now discover that Egypt’s el Sisi has recently asked Israel to bomb ISIS’ posts in Sinai.
FBI lovebirds’ newly revealed texts appear to show Obama involvement in Clinton email case
Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016 about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Senate investigators told Fox News this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
Dozens feared trapped in Taiwan after deadly earthquake topples buildings
Dozens of people are missing following a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, with more than 40 feared trapped in a multi-story building in the northeastern city of Hualien that is tilting perilously. The magnitude 6.4 quake struck 22 kilometers (13 miles) north of the city late Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring 243 people. It also damaged bridges and buckled roads in the east of the island.
Trump Calls Out 5 Officials as ‘Liars and Leakers’
President Donald Trump slammed five high-level government officials as “liars and leakers” on Monday morning as part of a Twitter message aimed at House Intelligence Committee member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” the president wrote. “Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”
Mattis Defends Plan to Deploy Small Nuclear Arms
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday the United States will deploy small nuclear weapons on two new missiles to counter growing threats posed by Russia and China.
Russia calls in army after “snowfall of the century” in Moscow
Russian soldiers have been drafted in to help clear the streets of Moscow and the surrounding region after a record snowfall which delayed flights, felled hundreds of trees, and turned some roads and pavements into an obstacle course. More than a month’s worth of snow fell on Moscow within just 36 hours at the weekend as the temperature hovered below zero degrees Celsius, the biggest snowfall in the Russian capital since meteorological records began.
Cape Town braces for civil unrest as city’s water crisis continues to worsen
The picturesque port city of Cape Town, South Africa has long had the distinction of being one of the world’s top tourist destinations. But now, the city is on track to top another list it doesn’t want to be included in: The first major city in the modern era to have its water supply chain switched off.
How much did it snow? It snowed so much that Moscow called a snow day. That never happens
When Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin tweeted late Sunday that schoolchildren should stay home from classes Monday morning because of heavy snowfall in the Russian capital over the weekend, there was a collective gasp on the internet.
Disturbing: Child Flesh Used For Enhancement Pills
“Powdered human baby flesh” marketed as an aphrodisiac is still being smuggled from China to South Korea. The abominable contraband is reportedly in high demand in both countries; moreover, customs officials narrowed down the pills’ sources to four cities in China.
REVEALED: Britain’s Foreign Office Promotes ‘Liberation’ of Hijab in London, Avoids Commenting on ‘Staff Event’
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (FCO) has promoted the wearing of the Islamic veil amongst its London staff, using the February 1st occasion of “World Hijab Day” to promote the head covering and even issue “free scarves” to those who chose to try it.
Judge issues key ruling on ‘same-sex wedding’ cakes
A California judge has refused to advance a social agenda in his state that targets Christians who refuse to endorse homosexuality through their work.
Four Months into FY 2018, Refugee Admissions Plunge to Lowest Level in 15 Years
Four months into FY 2018, refugee admissions into the United States have plunged to 6,708, the lowest level this far into a fiscal year in 15 years.
New “recycling” technology is actually CANNIBALISM: Dead people are liquefied, drained into city sewers, then dumped on food crops as “biosludge”
In a shocking true story that’s part The Matrix and part Soylent Green, a company based in Smith Falls, Ontario has devised a “bio-cremation” system that it calls an “eco-friendly alternative to flame-based cremation or casket burials,” reports Canada’s CBC News. The company is called Hilton’s Aquagreen Dispositions and touts its approach to dissolving dead bodies as “eco-friendly alkaline hydrolysis.”
People Not Having Kids B/c Global Warming
Some couples and individuals are trying to save the next generation from potential climate change disaster by forgoing reproduction altogether.
B-52 Breaks Bombing Record Against Taliban
…Shattering the previous record set in November, the American bomber dropped 24 precision guided munitions during a 96-hour air campaign against Taliban training and narcotics facilities in Afghanistan, Fox News reports. The conventional rotary configuration on board allows the B-52s to unleash hell on the terrorists.
Is the Market Crash More Related to Inflation Fears, Fed Sabotage or Deep State Players Caught and Not Brought to Justice?
Market Crashes as Memo Released Showing Crimes and Corruption in Obama’s FBI and DOJ – Maybe AG Sessions Should Do Something?!
Soros Targeted After White House Rolls Out Revamped Petitions Page
A petition called “Declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations’ assets under RICO and NDAA law” on whitehouse.gov has already gathered over 150,000 signatures. That’s well more than the 100,000 signatures needed to qualify for a response from the president.
“The pyramid of government-and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form-should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected.” —James Wilson
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: February 7
- Volatility Inc.: Inside Wall Street’s $8 Billion Bomb (Read More)
- Wall Street set to fall again after Tuesday’s recovery (Read More)
- Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown (Read More)
- Merkel’s conservatives make big concessions to SPD in coalition deal (Read More)
- What were the chances? U.S. stock selloff sinks Probabilities Fund among others (Read More)
- An Inventor of the VIX: ‘I Don’t Know Why These Products Exist’ (Read More)
- Oil World Turned Upside Down as America Sells Oil in Middle East (Read More)
- With Yellen Out of the Picture, Get Ready for Trump vs. Powell (Read More)
- Democratic House Hopefuls Out-Raise Vulnerable GOP Candidates (Read More)
- Get Ready for Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says (Read More
- UK crops left to rot after drop in EU farm workers in Britain after Brexit referendum (Read More))
- Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier (Read More)
- Snap surges 24 percent after user growth bounce (Read More)
- Kim Jong Un’s Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea (Read More)
- Musk’s Big Questions: Can Tesla Make Model 3s and Burn Less Cash? (Read More)
- German pay deal heralds end of wage restraint in Europe’s largest economy (Read More)
- Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP (Read More)
- Chinese Police Go RoboCop With Facial-Recognition Glasses (Read More)
Headlines – 2/7/2018
Putin and Palestinian leader Abbas to discuss new peace talks format
Abbas: We never said no to resuming peace talks
Palestinian leader says US cannot impose peace deal
The entire issue of “Palestinian national identity” is a giant hoax, intended to be no more than a temporary ruse, until the Jewish hold on sovereignty in the Holy Land – any part of the Holy Land – is prised loose
Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan: Intimidate the Palestinians Into Surrender
Draft Coalition Agreement in Germany Includes Clause Critical of West Bank Settlements – Israel’s settlement policy ‘contradicts international law, makes a two-state solution difficult’
In the West Bank, a violent storm is brewing – With Palestinians losing faith in their leaders and lionizing terrorists
France hits out at Poland’s ‘ill advised’ Holocaust law
Polish president: Enforcing Holocaust law may be ‘unrealistic’
Poland isn’t the only country trying to police speech about the Holocaust
Everything You Need to Know About Israel’s Mass Deportation of Asylum Seekers
Gaza health services face shutdown in 10 days, UN says
Palestinian killed in Nablus clashes as IDF hunts for Ariel terrorist
Israel working with Germany to combat ISIS terrorism in Europe
Police to present recommendations in PM Netanyahu corruption cases next week
In ongoing ‘Diamond week’, Israel to launch diamond backed cryptocurrency
The World Bank’s Red-Dead Sea gamble
Hezbollah threatens Israeli offshore gas rigs with missiles
Paratroopers prepare for full self-reliance in Lebanon war scenario
Bennett: We won’t use surgical precision, neighborhoods with rockets are fair game
Lebanese leaders say Israel threatens border stability
PM Netanyahu, Security Cabinet tour Lebanese border
Netanyahu visits Syria border, issues warning: Israel prepared for any scenario, don’t test us
Israel said to strike targets near Damascus
Syria Says Israel Struck Scientific Military Center for Second Time in 3 Months
Syria says intercepted Israel strikes near Damascus
‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing
UN outrage at Syrian suffering: ‘We can no longer stay silent’
Syria war: UN calls for truce as government pounds rebel enclave
Newborn Babies Reportedly Evacuated From Syrian Hospital Amid Russian Airstrikes
French minister: All Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, must leave Syria
France: Turkey, Iran violating international Law, Syria using chlorine gas
Erdogan says U.S. Should leave Syria’s Manbij as Turkey aims to return it ‘to its true owners’
Turkey says will tell Tillerson it wants to mend trust with US
Egypt to Turkey: We will fight attempts seeking to undermine our sovereignty
Saudi Arabia spends almost a billion dollars in aid to Yemen
Iran Returns Ailing U.S. Citizen to Prison in New Sign of Tension
Iran will abide by nuclear deal even if US pulls out, assures Rouhani
US defends new nuclear stance, slams Russia, China, North Korea
Pence says US to unveil ‘toughest’ sanctions on N. Korea
Winter Olympics security workers hit with vomiting illness; military personnel called in for backup
Coldest Olympics in history? PyeongChang organizers break out the hats and blankets
Trump orders military ‘celebration’ in Washington, DC
Trump seeks military parade to showcase US might
‘Homeland’ in the Trump era tackles the ‘deep state’
Russians already meddling in US midterms, Tillerson says
Trump threatens government shutdown if Congress doesn’t fix immigration laws
Dow closes 567 points higher after crazy market swings
Carl Icahn Says Market Turn Is ‘Rumbling’ of Earthquake Ahead
Icahn: The market will one day ‘implode’ because of these wacky funds using so much leverage
Stock market roars back as White House affirms strength of U.S. economy
The country running out of space for its millionaires
Blackout hits parts of Venezuelan capital
With sports car on top, SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket toward Mars
Deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan
Powerful quake hits Taiwan; aftershocks continue as buildings tilt dangerously
At least five killed, 60 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Hualian, Taiwan
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Hualian, Taiwan
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hualian, Taiwan
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hualian, Taiwan
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Vanj, Tajikistan
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft
Record Heat Brings Mosquitoes Out In Sacramento
People Are Actually Considering Not Having Kids Because of Global Warming
Motherhood on ice: Sharp rise in women freezing eggs for the future
Chinese invent nano-Venus flytrap to supplant antibiotics by catching bacteria in our blood
Fort Worth father now an amputee after flu complications
At least 33 infected with HIV in Uttar Pradesh after “quack” uses tainted syringe: police
First openly transgender teen elected to board of Conservative youth group
Calif. Court Rules Christian Baker Cannot Be Forced to Make Cake for Same-Sex Wedding