22 July 2017

BROKE: New FEC Report Shows DNC Finished June $3.3 Million in Debt
Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt. They’re broke. Just like their policies.

RT Pokes Fun at Hillary Clinton, MSM in Advertising Campaign
“The longer you watch, the more upset Hillary Clinton becomes,” says another ad. And a third, which reads “Come closer and find out who we are planning to hack next,” clearly references the notion that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Convention networks.

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland
Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land. Kurz said he had told his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano that “rescue missions in the Mediterranean cannot be seen as a ticket to central Europe”, on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Vienna.

Metal Detectors, Security Checks to Remain at Temple Mount Despite Arab Riots
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that recently installed metal detectors will remain in place for now at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount, amid continuing Muslim riots over the security measure.

Three Israelis dead, one wounded in West Bank stabbing attack
Three Israelis were killed and one seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank town of Halamish on Friday evening. The Israel Defense Forces reported that a Palestinian assailant infiltrated a private home in the community of Halamish, also known as Neve Tsuf, north west of Ramallah, and stabbed four Israeli civilians. Three of the victims died as a result of their wounds, and one was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek hospital. The assailant was shot by a neighbor.

Abbas: Palestinians to suspend official contacts with Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces outside the shrine for days and on Friday three were killed when fighting broke out as people protested against the installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount compound that is holy to Muslims and Jews.

Arab MK says third Intifada has already begun
“The government’s brutal actions at the Al-aksa Mosque, changing the status quo by placing metal detectors, will necessarily lead to a third Intifada, that already began today,” Joint List Member of Parliament Taleb Abu Arar, said Friday afternoon. The lawmaker warned of a major Palestinian uprising and accused the police of killing three Palestinians in clashes following weekly prayers in Jerusalem.

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao
Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics say it is part of a wider power grab.

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott
The emir of Qatar has called for negotiations to ease a boycott by four powerful Arab neighbours. In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said any solution must respect Qatar’s sovereignty. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in June over its alleged support for terrorism and ties with Iran, and issued a series of demands.

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years
Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even in Mexico City, long considered a relative oasis from drug gang violence.

Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of nuclear missile strike from North Korea
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is the target of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike.

Police will charge teens who taunted disabled man while filming his drowning
The five teens who taunted a disabled man while videotaping his drowning in a Florida pond earlier this month — never making an attempt to assist him — will now face charges. “That video is disturbing,” Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said during a Friday press conference. “I don’t even know if I can think of words to describe it.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns Following Shooting Of Unarmed Australian Woman
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday, just five days after one of the department’s officers shot an unarmed Australian woman who had just dialed 911 to report a possible crime outside her home.

Palestinians Suspend Official Contact With Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended all official contact with Israel on Friday until it removes new security enforcement at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas announced the decision after a week of sometimes violent demonstrations that have imperiled relations between Israel and the Palestinians. More than 450 people have been injured, mostly by police, and several demonstrators have died.

5-Year-Old Girl Fined Nearly $200 for Holding Lemonade Stand
A five-year-old girl who decided to run a lemonade stand in her East London neighborhood was fined nearly $200 for not having a trading permit. In a Thursday article for The Telegraph, the girl’s father, Andre Spicer, described how four police officers approached the stand shortly after his daughter had begun selling her home-made beverage.

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working
“It’s an economic issue. It has economic implications, but it’s a whole lot more than that…There seems to be a clear indication or a clear connection between [opioid abuse] and the ability to go to a job,”

Is Sweden A Failed State?
The security situation in Sweden is now so critical that the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, has asked the public for help; the police are unable to solve the problems on their own. The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style,fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing…

Germany cannot scare Turkey with ‘threats’: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that prompted Berlin to step up warnings to German tourists and investors.