Hundreds of Yazidis corpses, including children, killed by Isis discovered in Iraq mass grave #ISIS

Yazidis follow a mystical religion and are considered devil-worshippers by the Islamic fundamentalist group.

The remains of more than 340 Yazidi Kurds believed to have been executed by Isis terrorists have been found in a mass grave outside Mosul.

The gruesome discovery was made by Iraqi army troops in the ancient city of Nineveh, on the outskirts of Mosul, in northern Iraq.

“The mass grave contains the bodies of 340 people and is located in al-Ba’aj town, which was under control of Isis terrorists,” said Iraqi Brigadier General Mohamed al-Shemari.

Full Article: International Bussiness Times UK

Tags: #ISIS #Yazidi #Nineveh, #Mosul #MassGrave

Possible North Korea defectors may be occupants of skeleton-filled ghost ship found on Japan coast #NorthKorea, #Defectors #KimJongUn , #Defectors

A skeleton-filled ghost ship carrying the remains of eight ill-fated seafarers washed ashore on Japan’s North Korean-facing coast, the Japanese Coast Guard said Monday — days after the body of a suspected North Korean man and parts of another wrecked wooden craft were discovered on a Japanese island.

The grisly find could be evidence of desperate defectors trying a new route to freedom after despot Kim Jong Un has clamped down on those fleeing the Hermit Kingdom this year.

Full Article: FoxNews.com

Tags: #NorthKorea, #Defectors #KimJongUn , #Defectors

Hawaii Reinstates Cold-Ear Era Nuclear Attack Warning Signal Amid North Korea Tension

It just seems like a North Korea kinda of a news day. KTIC Radio.com post this story:

Hawaii is reinstating a statewide nuclear attack warning signal in December to prepare for a potential attack from North Korea.

The alarm, which has not been used since the Cold War will be reinstated on Dec. 1 as part of a ballistic missile preparedness program, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA).

Residents are instructed to immediately “Get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned” when they hear the siren. Alerts will be sent to resident’s phones and broadcast on television and radio.

Tags: #Hawaii, #ColdWar, #NuclearAttack, #Nuke, #NorthKorea, #HawaiiEmergencyManagementAgency, #HI-EMA

North Korea’s use of automatic fire violates armistice, Seoul says North Korea

North Korean soldiers who pursued and shot at a defecting soldier in the Joint Security Area are in violation of a U.N. cease-fire agreement, South Korea’s defense minister said.

During a visit to the truce village of Panmunjom on Monday, Song Young-moo said North Korean soldiers violated the armistice because they deployed rapid-fire capabilities at the border, South Korean news service EDaily reported.

Full Article: UPI

Tags: #NorthKorea, #AutomaticFire, #Armistice, #Seoul, #Panmunjom, #SongYoung-moo

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Communications about Former FBI Director Comey’s Controversial Senate Testimony

More pressure is pressing on James Comey and Robert Mueller to show thier coruptions because of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request / lawsuit:

Judicial Watch announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications relating to former FBI Director James Comey’s controversial testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-02316)).

Judicial Watch sued after the Justice Department failed to respond to an August 14, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

All records of communications between the Department of Justice and former FBI Director James Comey prior to and regarding Comey’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 8, 2017.

Fox Newsreported: “A source close to James Comey tells Fox News the former FBI director’s Senate testimony has been ‘closely coordinated’ with Robert Mueller, whom the Justice Department appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.”

Tags: #JamesComey, #RobertMueller, #FBI, #FreedomOfInformationAct, #FOIA, #SenateSelectCommitteeOnIntelligence

Susan Sarandon thought #Hillary would have taken us into #War By Now

The Guardian over the weekend did an interview with Susan Sarandon about her general stance on politics.  I found her stance on how the right attacked her:

“I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the Green party nominee, Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan.

She talked about how she supported Hillary in 2001 and the nut jobs that where call her with threats:

It is often overlooked that in 2001, Sarandon supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the Senate. There are photos of them posing chummily together, grinning. Then Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and it all went downhill. During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, then wouldn’t support Clinton after she won the nomination, and now all the moderates hate her, to the extent, she says, that she had to change her phone number because people she identifies as Hillary trolls sent her threatening messages. “I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave.”

Wait, from the right?

“No, from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’”

The final point of note for was about war and deportation:

Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?

“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”

It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”

Tags: #Obama, #Hillary, #HillaryClinton, #DonaldTrump, #Trump, #Immigration, #Deportation, #War, #Election2016, #SusanSarandon

BuildTheWall – Man found in Md. was decapitated, had heart removed and stabbed by MS-13 members

An MS-13 gang member was arrested Saturday, November 11 in connection with the homicide of a unidentified man whose body was found decapitated, stabbed over 100 times and with his heart removed in Montgomery County, according to authorities.

According to Montgomery County Police, Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, age 19, was arrested and charged in connection with the murder.

The body was found in a shallow grave buried with the victim’s own heart at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue on September 5, according to charging documents.

Full Article: WJLA.com

Tags: #BuildTheWall #MS-13

In the United Kingdom is now illegal to called a woman pregnant because of a United Nations’ rule because the term may offend a transgender person uk un 1984 newspeak

Full Fact.org recently did an summary of an article from the The Sun.

Has the government banned the term ‘pregnant woman’?

“Foreign Office blasted for trying to ban Brits from saying ‘pregnant woman’ — as it may offend transgender parents”

The Sun, 22 October 2017

The term ‘pregnant woman’ is not being banned by the government. It’s not even being discouraged.

The government, the law, and even the Equality and Human Rights Commission routinely talk about pregnant women.

Downing Street went out of its way to emphasise that “of course pregnant women is an acceptable term” after newspapers claimed it wasn’t.

United Nations rule that is cited in the above article:

Article 6. 1. Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.

Within this UN framework each country has a wide latitude of interpretation.  And they may make ‘general comments‘ on how Article 6 could or would be applied to their country.  The UK’s general comments includes:

The UK is generally supportive of paragraph 9, but considers that the third sentence should end after “substantial pain or suffering”; at present the following phrase is both too detailed and also risks restricting the more general text of “substantial pain or suffering”. We further note that in using the term “pregnant woman” the Committee may be inadvertently restricting the application of this paragraph to exclude transgender people who have given birth; this has happened in two recent cases in the UK.

So, if this you call someone pregnant and a transgender person in the UK is around you may create an international incident and could be brought up UN tribunal charges if this is brought to its most ridiculous conclusion.  More likely you get a fine or have to participate in ‘re-education/’

Tags: #uk #UnitedKingdom #un #UnitedNations #1984 #Newspeak #Oceania

CBS News, PBS fire Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations

His opinion made me tear my hair out.  But I could respect him.  That respect severely damages.  Below is part of an article NBC News:

Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was fired Tuesday by CBS News and PBS a day after eight women accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances in a report in The Washington Post.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” said a statement posted to Twitter from CBS News President David Rhodes. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”

#CharlieRose #SexAbuse #SexualAssault #SexualHarassment #WeinsteinEffect #Harassment #Alligations

The FCC has unveiled its plan to repeal its net neutrality rules

Less rules, less cost, more freedom. All good things in my eyes. Here an bit of a story from The Washington Post:

Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.

The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem. The agency’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, has made undoing the government’s net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday’s move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Also here is excerpt of a interview from CNet entitled “Meet the man John Oliver just called ‘doofy’” that talks about Ajit Pai view on deregulating the internet:

Let’s talk about your proposal to rewrite the net neutrality rules. I know you’re unhappy with the Title II classification, which applies utility style regulation to broadband. But I was surprised that the proposal also asks whether the “Bright Line” rules that prohibit broadband providers from slowing or blocking traffic are needed. Do you think we need rules?

Pai: Well, I haven’t made any predetermined judgment, that’s the entire purpose of this proceeding, to start this conversation with the American public. I’ve been pretty consistent about my view that I favor a free and open internet. I’ve said that the Clinton era approach worked really well. At the dawn of the internet age, President Clinton and a Republican Congress had a pretty fundamental choice to make. Are we going to treat this new technology as we do the water company or the electric company or Ma Bell from the 1930s? And they made a very conscious decision not to do that, because they thought consumers would be better off if they had a marketplace that could evolve without these heavy-handed regulations.

True, but DSL was regulated as a Title II telecommunications service until 2005.

Pai: But cable modem, for example, had never been classified as anything other than a Title I [information] service. The Supreme Court explicitly upheld that classification in 2005 in the Brand X case.

Tags: #Deregulation #Internet #FCC #DSL #Broadband #NetNeutrality #Technology #Republican #AjitPai #ISP #CharlesBarkley #FirstAmendment #SetTopBoxes