Times Square Terrorist Planned Attack For Years, Told Police “Motive Was Revenge”

PICTURED: Hero Port Authority Officer Jack Collins, who arrested and stopped the 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, from carrying out his attack, pic.twitter.com/S4g77ohI2d
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) December 11, 2017

Updat (2 pm ET): In a harrowing account of today’s Times Square terrorist attack, the New York Post interviewed several witnesses who shared their accounts of the immediate aftermath of the attack, which triggered a small stampede out of the narrow subway tunnel where Akayed Ullah detonated his homemade pipe bombs.
‘I heard a kaboom. It was shaky,’ said Jamar Moore, 39, who was near a turnstile when he felt the explosion.
‘There was a little rumble. Everyone just hit the stairs and started running. People were losing their pocketbooks. Once we heard that pop, everybody was out.’
In the mad scramble to flee after the would-be suicide bomber’s explosive device erupted underground, people at the station were falling over each other, trampling on others and losing their shoes, Moore recalled.
‘People started getting trampled. I see about three to four people falling,’ he said.
Sarah Benelli, 35, was on an A train that had pulled into 42nd Street/Port Authority when the bomb detonated, shaking the whole train and causing frightened commuters to jump on board to try to get away.
‘I had headphones on, but I felt this rattle in my chest. I pulled the headphones out, and it sounded just like thunder. It reverberated for a couple seconds, and it was really loud,’ said the Inwood resident.
‘As I heard the rumbling, I heard people on the platform running on the train. There were a couple expletives; people were obviously scared. A few people ducked down in the train, and people were shouting to get away from the doors so the doors could close. They wanted to get out of there.’
As we noted earlier, Ullah told police that his attack was an act of vengeance against the US for bombing his home country of Bangledash.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 11, 2017.


In 2015, when writing his dissenting opinion against FCC 15-24 – formally known as the Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, but commonly referred to as ‘Net Neutrality,’ – Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai had this to say:
‘This is not only a radical departure from the bipartisan, market-oriented policies that have served us so well for the last two decades. It is also an about-face from the proposals the FCC made just last May. So why is the FCC changing course? Why is the FCC turning its back on Internet freedom? Is it because we now have evidence that the Internet is not open? No. Is it because we have discovered some problem with our prior interpretation of the law? No. We are flip-flopping for one reason and one reason alone. President Obama told us to do so.’
The singular reason why this-so called ‘Net Neutrality’ came to the forefront is because then President Barack Obama ordered it. And who was prodding Obama to do so? Google. Microsoft. Facebook. Twitter. Amazon.
The Tech Left, funded largely by George Soros, had decided to champion under the banner of a benign-sounding ‘Net Neutrality’ campaign and seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab the moral high ground in their determination to allow the giant edge providers to censor the Internet to suit their ideological preferences – ridding the Internet of conservative and libertarian content.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 8, 2017.

Breaking: Roy Moore Accuser Beverly Young Nelson Admits She FORGED Her Yearbook As ABC News Reporter Openly Coaches Her

In what has become a bombshell admission, Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson has now openly admitted that she forged a portion of her infamous high school yearbook that was used as ‘proof’ of the disgusting accusations against the Alabama Senate candidate.
During an interview with ABC News, Nelson made the bombshell admission which was immediately glossed over by the mainstream media reporter who acted as if her admitting she forged at least part of the yearbook was no big deal.
As Breitbart reported, ‘In yet another blow to the credibility of ABC News, the disgraced, left-wing network downplayed the bombshell by presenting this admission of forgery as adding ‘notes’ to the inscription. Worse still, the reporter actually coaches Nelson, puts words in her mouth, downplay the enormous significance of her deceit.’
Beverly Young Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, tells @GMA it ‘sickens’ her to think what might happen if Moore is elected. pic.twitter.com/lcp5OY4x3A
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 8, 2017

This post was published at shtfplan on December 8th, 2017.

Putin’s Here To Stay – Will Seek Re-Election In 2018

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— (@barabanch) December 6, 2017

Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to run for a fourth term as Russian president in 2018.
Ending months of speculation over his plans to rule Russia, Putin made his announcement at the GAZ factory in Nizhny Novgorod after being asked by a worker to confirm his intentions, after declining to do so earlier Wednesday at a youth rally in Moscow:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 6, 2017.

More Details Emerge Of Yemeni Rebel Cruise Missile Launch On Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant

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More details have emerged concerning the reported December 3rd firing of a cruise missile by Yemeni Houthi rebels toward a nuclear power plant under construction in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The cruise missile has been identified as a ‘Soumar’ missile, an Iranian-modified version of the Soviet-made Kh-55 cruise missile. With an operational range of 2500 km, the Kh-55s are equipped with guidance systems that allow them to maintain an altitude lower than 110 meters from the ground, thereby avoiding radar detection.
Local Yemeni sources confirmed that the cruise missile did not hit the target, having crashed in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. The UAE stated that it possesses an air defense system capable of dealing with any threat of any type or kind, adding that the nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi was well-protected, state news agency WAM reported on its Twitter account. The crash reasons are still unclear, but most likely it was a technical failure.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 6, 2017.


Here is data showing how @ABC News crashed the market on fake news.
This is real.
This matters. pic.twitter.com/AaGKVlTYEO
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 2, 2017

Despite the fact that trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low, reports from the media can still have major international repercussions – even when they are false. In fact, in just 24 hours, false media stories caused financial stocks to crash and led to an airstrike that could have provoked a war.
Former U. S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. ABC’s original report claimed that Donald Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russian officials during the 2016 election when he was still a candidate.
However, Trump actually ordered Flynn to contact the officials after he became president-elect. The original claim was made by ABC News Investigative Reporter Brian Ross, who said he was quoting an anonymous source. This method was used by the mainstream media throughout the election to push exaggerated claims with no evidence.
While ABC brushed off the mistake as nothing more than issuing a simple correction to one of their reports, the allegations from their ‘anonymous source’ had serious repercussions. Ross made the claim during a ‘Special Report’ from ABC News at 11 a.m. on Friday. Within minutes of the report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 350 points.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 5, 2017.

Ventura California Is Actively Burning: ‘Prospects For Containment Are Not Good’

April Vizzo-Tackett, who has lived in Ventura her whole life, told me this is Hawaiian Village Apartments, a large apartment complex. It’s burning. Smoke billowing from the roof. #ThomasFire pic.twitter.com/ohiVEwR1Ar
— Jaclyn Cosgrove (@jaclyncosgrove) December 5, 2017

About 27,000 people have been evacuated and 150 structures destroyed in another raging fire in California. The fast-moving, wind-fueled wildfire swept into the city of Ventura early Tuesday, burning 31,000 acres so far.
Of the 150 structures engulfed by the flames, was at least one large apartment complex. Engulfed in flames, the Hawaiian Village Apartments collapsed about 4 a.m., local time. Water gushed down North Laurel Street as firefighters worked to put out the flaming complex and residents watched with their cameras and cellphones out. Residents could hear the sound of propane tanks bursting. Many other buildings are threatened as the fire crept about a quarter-mile away from City Hall. Traffic jams were also reported as many fled their homes.
The blaze started at about 6:25 p.m. Monday in the foothills near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a popular hiking destination. It grew quickly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn’t burned in decades, Ventura County Fire Sgt. Eric Buschow said.

This post was published at shtfplan on December 5th, 2017.

Houthi Rebels Take Over Yemen Capital After Killing Ex-President Saleh

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Images of what seems to be former President of #Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh dead . pic.twitter.com/6HEgVbOrZI
— Ahmad Algohbary (@AhmadAlgohbary) December 4, 2017

After years of fighting, the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, has reportedly fallen under control of Houthi rebel fighters, according to media citing the Interior Ministry. The Iran-backed group has allegedly retaken the city after killing former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose death was just confirmed by a party official.
Al Arabiya quoted a source in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress as saying he was killed by sniper bullets. A Houthi video distributed on social media showed what appeared to be Saleh’s body, clad in grey clothes and being carried out on a red blanket. The side of his head bore a deep wound.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2017.

Episode #212 – ‘London Fascism Week’ guests Ian R. Crane, Mike Robinson, Basil Valentine

Episode #212 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Dec 3rd 2017 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you this week’s LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) – covering all the top news stories worldwide…
5pm-8pm UK Time | 12pm-3pm ET (US) | 9am-12am PT (US)
This week the SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE as host Patrick Henningsen is joined by in-studio guest host Mike Robinson from UK Column covering this week’s stories from the US, UK and internationally. This week we’ll discuss an exclusive story that we broke at 21WIRE – about UK government funding of terrorists in Syria. We’ll also cover Trump’s wild Twitter fest and fall-out with Theresa May, as well as ‘The Assad Files!’. In the second hour we’ll travel to a field in North Yorkshire, England to talk with activist Ian R. Crane on the front lines of the fight against fracking and the visible corporate fascist takeover of the British state. In the final hour we’ll catch up with Sunday Wire correspondent for culture & sport, Basil Valentine, to discuss the odds of climate change happening this Christmas. Enjoy the show…
Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

This post was published at Spreaker on DECEMBER 3, 2017.

So It’s All OK With Obama, Hillary, Bill And Holder?

You pretty much have to decide here folks.
I’m down to a very short list of people I will associate with. I’ve already eliminated anyone who supports what Hillary Clinton did with classified information or thinks it’s “no big deal” and shouldn’t have led to her being indicted — and still doesn’t.
It’s even worse if you think Trump shouldn’t be indicted now but think Hillary should be, or vice-versa, particularly after this little escapade from President Trump himself on Twitter, in which it appears he incriminated himself, literally giving the finger to the rule of law in public. Having figured out this morning (apparently) that he really stuck it to the pooch’s cornhole with that tweet the backpedaling has become so furious that you can actually feel the air being sucked out of the room as Trump tries to bury what certainly appears to me to be a public admission of not only an impeachable offense but a criminal felony by the President himself.
Maybe the truth is that I have no “Tribe” as there’s no rule of law left and everyone in this nation is willing to excuse outrageous criminal conduct by one person or another so long as they’re a member of their favored political group. If that’s the case then I think it’s time for me to go find a nice secluded piece of dirt somewhere, put up a fence with “The hell with the dog, beware the owner!” signs all over the place, buy a few chickens and goats and live out whatever time I have left with me, myself and I, saying “**** you” to everything and everyone.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-12-03.

Trump Twitter Meltdown: President Goes To War With FBI, Urges Suing ABC For “Bad Reporting”

This weekend may set a new record for number of Trump tweets and retweets. Starting with his congratulations on the Senate’s passage of Tax Reform, Trump has interacted no less than 17 times with his social platform, although things seemed to accelerate following his Saturday noon tweet in which Trump responded to Flynn’s plea agreement in which the president said that “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 3, 2017.


In recent weeks, Congress has grilled Twitter, Facebook and Google about their role in allowing foreign interests to place ads and articles intended to divide the electorate and spread false information during the 2016 election.
Now a number of people in and out of government are calling for federal regulation of social media.
Lay down some rules, the thinking goes, and we would be able to prevent the infestation of bots and fake news from our news feeds and ads. Democracy would be saved – or, at least, foreign interference in our elections kept in check.
However, as someone who has studied and taught the First Amendmentfor decades, I would argue that if such regulations were enacted, the main victims would be not the purveyors of fake news, but our freedom of expression. In my view, the result would do far more damage to our democracy than any foreign misinformation campaign ever could.
Free speech being attacked from all sides
The First Amendment is under a lot of duress.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 28, 2017.

Top Democrats “Abruptly” Pull Out Of White House Meeting After Trump Twitter Attack

Following this morning’s tweet, in which Trump said that he was meeting with top Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to keep the government open, but because “they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked”, he “doesn’t see a deal“, and which sent the T-Bill market turmoiling as mid-December government shutdown odds surged, moments ago the top two Democratic leaders in Congress pulled out “abruptly” (in AP’s words) of the previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump.
Instead of meeting Trump, Schumer and Pelosi shot back with a statement asking for talks with top GOP leaders in Congress. The top democrats said they’d skip a ‘show meeting’ at the White House and instead ask for a meeting with their Republican counterparts, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
‘Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead,’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement.
Some Democrats have called for any year-end spending deal to include legislation that would codify an Obama administration policy providing protection against deportation for young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Trump, who announced in September he was ending the program, has said any deal protecting the so-called ‘Dreamers’ should be paired with funding for a border wall and legislation that would reduce legal immigration.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 28, 2017.

Bush-Era Intel Chief Blasts Trump: “If This Is What We Are, Then I’ve Wasted 40 Years”

President Donald Trump stirred up yet another twitter shitstorm over the weekend when he once again slammed his favorite fake news network – CNN – for using its international arm, CNN International, to spread fake news across the world.
At the same time, the president praised Fox News, claiming his favorite news network is ‘much more important’ in the US.
The exasperation this tweet provoked cannot be understated, as liberals and anti-Trump conservatives joined forces to blast the president for his blatant disregard for the first amendment (to be fair, Trump said nothing about shuttering CNN or revoking its license to operate). But one voice that cut through the noise was that of Michael Hayden, a former general who ran the NSA and then the CIA under President George W Bush and has directed national intelligence agencies under the previous three presidents, as the Hill pointed out.
Hayden blasted Trump for his ‘outrageous assault’ on the first amendment, saying ‘if this is who we are or who we are becoming, I have wasted 40 years of my life.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 27, 2017.

“Jones Would Be A Disaster” – Trump Tweets “The Last Thing We Need In Alabama” Is A Democrat

The last thing we need in Alabama and the U. S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2017

President Trump has been active on Twitter this morning, taking aim at the Alabama Senate race…
President Trump’s de facto endorsement of Roy Moore comes after his comments last week that “We don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat … [Moore] totally denies [the accusations].”
And as Duane Norman from the Free Market Shooter blog explains, it is the extreme platform of Roy Moore that has been lost amid the Roy Moore saga.
In spite of an endorsement by President Trump, Luther Strange was defeated by Roy Moore in the Republican primary on September 26th for Alabama’s special Senate election, to fill the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 26, 2017.

Should Donald Trump Be Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year?

Should Donald Trump be named ‘Person of the Year’ by Time Magazine just like he was last year? This has become the biggest controversy in the mainstream media over the past couple of days, but there really shouldn’t be any controversy at all. According to Time Magazine, the ‘Person of the Year’ is supposed to be ‘a person (or people) who has had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months.’ If that standard is objectively applied, of course Donald Trump would win again, and I can’t think of anyone that would be even close.
And according to President Trump, it appears that Time Magazine was indeed at least considering him for Person of the Year again. On Friday, Trump posted the following message on Twitter…
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named ‘Man (Person) of the Year,’ like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
Subsequently, Time Magazine posted this response…
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on November 25th, 2017.

Trump Condemns “Horrible And Cowardly” Egypt Mosque Attack As Death Toll Hits 235

Update: After holding an emergency cabinet meeting, Egypt’s el-Sisi, speaking publicly about today’s attack for the first time, vowed that the perpetrators wouldn’t go unpunished. El-Sisi earlier declared a State of Emergency and three-day morning period following the attack.
However, many on twitter blamed el-Sisi’s policies for emboldening the militants.
Worst thing about the massive terror attack in #Sinai ?
It will give justification to the likes of #Sisi and #Trump and their so called War on Terror.#Egyptians will pay with more loss of freedom- if that is at all possible.
— Amr Khalifa (@Cairo67Unedited) November 24, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 24, 2017.