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White Helmets accompany large delivery of poisonous chemicals to militants in Syria - MoD | 28 Aug 2018 | A large supply of chemicals has been delivered to the militants in Syria's Idlib with the assistance of the White Helmets aid terrorist group in order to stage a provocation and blame the Syrian government, Russia's Defense Ministry said. The Russian military has received information from several sources in Idlib Province that "a large supply of poisonous agents has been brought to the city of Saraqib on two trucks from the village of Afs," Major-General Aleksey Tsygankov, head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria, said in a statement. The chemicals were delivered to an arms depot, used by the militant group Ahrar al-Sham, "accompanied by the eight members of the White Helmets organization," Tsygankov said, adding that the cargo was met by two high-ranked Ahrar al-Sham commanders.
Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data | 25 Aug 2018 | The Seventh Circuit just handed down a landmark opinion, ruling 3-0 that the Fourth Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters. Smart meters collect energy usage data at high frequencies--typically every 5, 15, or 30 minutes--and therefore know exactly how much electricity is being used, and when, in any given household. The court recognized that data from these devices reveals intimate details about what's going on inside the home that would otherwise be unavailable to the government without a physical search. The court held that residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in this data and that the government's access of it constitutes a "search."
Kansas government didn't tell Wichita-area residents their water was contaminated for 6 years | 26 Aug 2018 | The state allowed hundreds of residents in two Wichita-area neighborhoods to drink contaminated water for years without telling them, despite warning signs of contamination close to water wells used for drinking, washing and bathing. In 2011, while investigating the possible expansion of a Kwik Shop, the state discovered dry cleaning chemicals had contaminated groundwater at 412 W. Grand in Haysville. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment didn't act for more than six years.
Lanny Davis Says He Was a Source for CNN's Trump Tower Story --Davis, Cohen's lawyer and spokesperson, said he also regrets lying about his involvement in the story on CNN's air last week. | 27 Aug 2018 | Attorney Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source in a July CNN story that reported his client, Michael Cohen, had privately claimed that President Trump had advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting between his son and Russians -- contradicting Davis's own words on CNN's air last week. In the story, Cohen was reported to claim he had personally witnessed Donald Trump Jr. informing then-candidate Trump about the June 2016 meeting. Such a claim from Cohen would directly contradict Trump's statements about his knowledge of the meeting, where Russians were set to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton. CNN's July 26 story has come under fresh scrutiny in recent days after Davis acknowledged he had served as an anonymous source for multiple news outlets who were seeking to confirm the CNN article in the hours after it published.
US plans to use fake chemical weapons attack to strike Syria - Russian MoD | 27 Aug 2018 | The US may have plans to use a fake chemical attack in Syria to hit government forces with airstrikes, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. Washington is already building up strike capability in the Middle East, it said. The warning comes a day after the Russian military said it had information about a looming provocation in Syria's Idlib governorate, which would involve a staged chemical weapons attack. The US earlier warned it would respond to a chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces with retaliatory strikes, which would be stronger than those conducted by the US, the UK and France in April.
'Foreign specialists' may stage chemical attack in Syria in 2 days to frame Assad - Russian MoD | 27 Aug 2018 | "Foreign specialists" have arrived in Syria and may stage a chemical attack using chlorine in "the next two days," the Russian Defense Ministry said. This will be filmed for international media to frame Damascus forces. Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said the operation is planned to unfold in the village of Kafr Zita in Syria's northwestern Hama Province in "the next two days." Konashenkov said that "English-speaking specialists" are already in place to use "poisonous agents." While a group of residents from the north has been transported to Kafr Zita and is currently being prepared "to take part in the staging of the attack" and be filmed suffering from supposed "'chemical munitions' and 'barrel bombs' launched by the Syrian government forces."
Suspect, 2 others dead after mass shooting at Jacksonville video game tournament | 26 Aug 2018 | A gunman killed two people and wounded several others before taking his own life Sunday at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., authorities said. The suspect has been tentatively identified David Katz, 24, from Baltimore, who was in the area to attend the Madden NFL 19 tournament at Jacksonville Landing. Katz is believed to have opened fire with at least one handgun around 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday inside the restaurant where the tournament was taking place...At least seven others suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to local hospitals, and two additional victims received other injuries.
Tropical Storm Lane retreats from Hawaii, leaves over 45 inches of rain behind | 26 Aug 2018 | Lane remains a tropical storm on Sunday morning with sustained winds of 40 mph. Its current storm position is 255 miles west-southwest of Honolulu and moving due west at 8 mph -- slightly faster than it was Saturday morning. Weakening will continue with forecasts predicting that Lane will be a post-tropical low on Monday. Since Wednesday, Lane has dumped 45.8 inches of rain on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Fluoridation is mass medication, NZ Supreme Court rules | 28 June 2018 | Water fluoridation is compulsory mass medication, in breach of human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled by a majority vote. It confirmed that fluoridation is a medical treatment as claimed by opponents for over 60 years. It is not a supplement "just topping up natural levels", as claimed by the Ministry of Health. The impracticality of avoiding fluoridated water makes it compulsory in practice, the majority also ruled. Three judges held that there was conflicting scientific evidence, confirming that the science is NOT settled. Chief Justice Sian Elias then held that fluoridation was not prescribed by law (i.e., is unlawful), applying section 6 of the Bill of Rights Act.
Breaking: Multiple fatalities in shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say | 26 Aug 2018 | A mass shooting at a shopping-dining complex in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, resulted in multiple fatalities, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday afternoon. "Multiple fatalities at the scene, many transported. #TheLandingMassShooting," according to Jacksonville Sheriff's twitter page. "One suspect is dead at the scene, unknown at this time if we have a second suspect. Searches are being conducted," according to another tweet from the sheriff's office. The shooting occurred at the Jacksonville Landing complex during a qualifying event for the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar, according to the Twitter of CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams.
Breaking: Florida police respond to mass shooting reports at video game tournament in Jacksonville | 26 Aug 2018 | Officers are responding to a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, according to local media. Initial reports say as many as four people have been killed and 10 others injured. The incident was referred to as a "mass shooting" in a tweet by Jacksonville's Sheriff's Department, which said that one suspect is dead. A search is being conducted to determine whether there was a second suspect. The Department also tweeted that "we are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing," asking those individuals to "stay calm" and remain hidden."
Flashback: McNasty | 13 June 2008 | Retired Army Colonel Earl Hopper, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, contends that the information that [John] McCain divulged classified information North Vietnam used to hone their air defense system. Hopper’s son, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Earl Pearson Hopper was, like McCain, shot down over North Vietnam. Hopper the younger, however, was declared "Missing in Action." According to the elder Hopper, McCain told his North Vietnamese captors, "highly classified information, the most important of which was the package routes, which were routes used to bomb North Vietnam. He gave in detail the altitude they were flying, the direction, if they made a turn… he gave them what primary targets the United States was interested in." Hopper contends that the information McCain provided allowed the North Vietnamese to adjust their air-defenses. As result, Hopper claims, the US lost sixty percent more aircraft and in 1968, "called off the bombing of North Vietnam, because of the information McCain had given to them."
Flashback: John McCain: When 'Tokyo Rose' Ran for President --What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam? | 09 March 2015 | Shocking claims were made that McCain may never have been tortured and that he instead spent his wartime captivity collaborating with his captors and broadcasting Communist propaganda, a possibility that seemed almost incomprehensible to me given all the thousands of contrary articles that I had absorbed over the decades from the mainstream media. ...However, those new doubts about McCain were still in my mind a few months later when I stumbled upon Sidney Schanberg's massively documented expose about McCain’s role in the POW/MIA cover up, a vastly greater scandal...According to him, it was hardly a secret in veterans' circles that McCain had spent much of the war producing Communist propaganda broadcasts since these had regularly been played in the prisoner camps as a means of breaking the spirits of those American POWs who resisted collaboration. Over the years, other Vietnam veterans have publicly leveled similar charges, and Schanberg had speculated that McCain’s leading role in the POW cover up might have been connected with the pressure he faced due to his notorious wartime broadcasts.
White House flies flag at half-staff as the body of Senator John McCain is prepared to lie in state at the US Capitol before his life is honored at the National Cathedral
White House flies flag at half-staff as the body of Senator John McCain is prepared to lie in state at the US Capitol before his life is honored at the National Cathedral | 26 Aug 2018 | Flags were flying at half-staff at the White House on Sunday morning following the death of U.S. Senator John McCain after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The 81-year-old maverick senator's body was given a police escort as he was taken to Phoenix from his Arizona ranch after he passed away Saturday night. McCain will now lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda before his life is honored in a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. He will also lie in rest at the Arizona Capital in Phoenix ahead of being buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
Flashback: Rand Paul sparks firestorm by revealing that John McCain posed with ISIS-linked jihadists in Syria --Rand Paul said McCain 'did meet with ISIS, and had his picture taken, and didn't know it was happening at the time' | 19 Sept 2014 | Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul was walloped on Thursday by a series of media reports that concluded he was wrong to claim fellow GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona unwittingly met with ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] terrorists when he held a secret 2013 meeting with rebel leaders in Syria. 'Here’s the problem,' Paul told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. 'He [McCain] did meet with ISIS, and had his picture taken, and didn't know it was happening at the time.' On the Senate floor Wednesday, Paul doubled down. 'We don't even know who is in charge of the Free Syrian Army,' he said '...There are estimates that half of the Free Syrian Army has defected to al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] and ISIS.'
Ebola outbreak now at 105 cases, and bordering countries are on alert | 24 Aug 2018 | An Ebola outbreak centered in Congo's North Kivu province is responsible for 105 confirmed or suspected cases, including 67 deaths, according to Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has just returned from the area..."The scary thing is that we are above 100 cases already," said Michelle Gayer, director of emergency health for the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that is helping in the region.
Majority of Clinton Related Emails on Weiner's Laptop Never Examined | 24 Aug 2018 | New evidence suggests that former FBI Director James Comey was incorrect when he told Congress that the bureau had "reviewed all of the communications" from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin on her disgraced husband, Anthony Weiner's laptop. The communications had been discovered just days before the pivotal 2016 presidential election and forced the FBI to reopen their investigation into the Clinton email scandal...Comey later told Congress that "thanks to the wizardry of our technology," the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as "duplicates" of emails they'd previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, then worked "night after night after night" to scrutinize the remaining material. But virtually none of his account was true, a growing body of evidence reveals.
Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity' | 24 Aug 2018 | The Trump Organization's finance boss, Allen Weisselberg, has reportedly been granted legal immunity in the probe into Michael Cohen. He was summoned to testify earlier this year in the investigation into Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer, US media report. Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to handling hush money for Mr Trump in violation of campaign finance laws. Mr Weisselberg, Chief Financial Officer, is the latest to get immunity.
David Pecker, CEO of National Enquirer Publisher, Granted Immunity in Michael Cohen Case | 24 Aug 2018 | David Pecker, the chief executive of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen and President Trump in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. In exchange for immunity, Mr. Pecker, the CEO of American Media, Inc. and a longtime friend of Mr. Trump, has met with prosecutors and shared details about payments Mr. Cohen arranged in an effort to silence the two women who alleged sexual encounters with Mr. Trump, including Mr. Trump’s knowledge of the deals, some of the people said.
Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus and provide pretext for US strikes - Russian MoD
Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus and provide pretext for US strikes - Russian MoD | 25 Aug 2018 | The US and its allies are preparing new airstrikes on Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that militants are poised to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to frame Damascus and provide a pretext for the strikes. The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. USS 'The Sullivans,' an Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was already deployed to the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he added...In order to stage the attack, some eight canisters of chlorine were delivered in to village near Jisr al-Shughur City for the terrorists' use, he added. A separate group of militants, prepped by private British security company Olive, have also arrived in the area. The group will be disguised as volunteers from the White Helmets group and will simulate a rescue operation involving locals purportedly injured in the attack [the usual scheme], according to the military official.