Russian security forces kills three terrorists in Gubden

Three terrorists were killed by Russian security forces in the village of Gubden (Republic of Dagestan) this morning, after they barricaded themselves inside a building and resisted arrest by firing upon law enforcement.

One of the terrorists killed (Aligadzhi Khamutaev) was also wanted for the murder of eight people and multiple attacks on police. Various firearms, grenades and ammunition were seized at the location, and there were no casualties among civilians or security personnel during the operation.


8 dead after suicide bomber & gunner attack a Church in Pakistan

At least eight people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist Church in Pakistan. Armed men stormed the church, which was packed with Sunday-goers at the time, in Quetta, a city close to the Afghan-Pakistani border. Thus far, Daesh (IS) has claimed responsibly for the recent attack in Pakistan.⠀

German authorities will now have arriving refugees “firmly reminded” of “Germany’s responsibility to the Jewish state” due to the Holocaust

After multiple anti-Israeli protests, German authorities will now have arriving refugees “firmly reminded” of “Germany’s responsibility to the Jewish state” due to the Holocaust. Anti-Israel/US rallies, and the sight of both flags being burned on the streets of Berlim, have resulted in German politician’s taking action; prompting them to ban them from rallies to prevent flag burning. “All people who live in Germany must understand its historical responsibility to Israel,” German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

“This responsibility does not end for the people who were born after the Holocaust and has no exceptions for the immigrants,” he said, adding that it’s “not a subject to discussion for anyone living in Germany or willing to live there.” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that the issue of the Holocaust “should be a central part of the German integration courses for refugees and migrants. I believe it is absolutely necessary to make Holocaust and its significance for our society a central topic in our integration courses,” Maas said.

“Lessons learnt from the Holocaust must become the key message of those courses,” he added. The minister pointed out that German authorities “would not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism, including that brought to Germany by refugees and migrants from the Middle East.

Racism has no place in Germany, so everyone who wants to stay in Germany for the long term needs to be clear that we fight the Neo-Nazis’ anti-Semitism and we won’t tolerate any imported anti-Semitism from immigrants either,” Maas said.

“Those who call for ‘death to Jews’ should not be allowed to take to the streets but should be taken to court instead,” he added.

New Mexico High School shooter lived White Supremacist lifestyle

On December 7th, a Thursday, two students were killed in another school shooting at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico. The suspected shooter is also dead. No other injuries reported.

Aztec Police got a call about the shooting about 8 A.M., officials said, and students were in class at the time. Aztec is a small town located in northwest New Mexico.

At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, “If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apeshit, then blow my brains out.” Online this 21-year-old New Mexico resident lived a white-supremecist life style making various hard to read comments and threats hidden by the label of “trolling.” Despite local law enforcement’s claims that he wasn’t a known threat, and a visit from the FBI in 2016, Atchison spent most of the last half-decade glorifying school shooters on alt-right websites and posting plaintive appeals for help in fixing his life, according to hundreds of posts analyzed by The Daily Beast.

Atchison has been banned from alt-right sites before.

The new GOP tax bill continues to be Socialism for the rich & crony capitalism for the poor

Time after time we hear that giving the top 1% tax cuts will create jobs, yet we never see the result. These same corporations are the same ones paying NOTHING in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES, therefore leaving us the working class the tab to pay.

Why are workers defending the corporations when they’re the ones lobbying for these laws? Back under Eisenhower Income taxes on the top 1% was 90%, only affecting those making $200,000 a year & couples making $400,000 a year thus putting more money into our economy instead of sitting on it.

Today that’s roughly an individual making $1.7 million & a couple making $3.4 million. Todays highest tax rate is a measly 39.6%, and the new GOP tax scam plans to cut the corporate tax rate to 21% which is absolutely absurd.

For example Verizon not only did this telecommunications giant avoid pain federal income taxes on $42.5 billion in United States profits from 2008 through 2013, but it also received a text rebate of $732 million.

How about another example, General Electric. When I comes to dodging Texas, GE brings good things to the table. From 2008 through 2013, while GE made nearly $34 billion in profits, it received tax refunds of nearly $3 billion.

Meanwhile, during the financial crisis of 2008, GE received a $16 billion bail out from the federal reserve while it’s chief executive officer at the time was serving as a director of the New York federal reserve bank.

And then finally how about IBM, no big blue has a long record of outsourcing good paying jobs, slashing pensions, and cutting retiree health benefits. In 2015, IBM made nearly $6 billion in profits in the United States.

So not only did IBM pay nothing in federal income taxes that year, it also received a $321 million tax refund from the IRS, while also receiving $1.35 billion in government contracts. And from 2008 to 2015, IBM avoided $17.8 billion in United States taxes by operating subsidies in 16 offshore tax savings.

So I really can’t find a good reason to give the same corporations a bigger tax break when they already are avoiding paying taxes as it is.

Britain First leader Paul Golding has been arrested

The leader of Britain First, Paul Golding, has been arrested in Belfast whilst accompanying deputy leader Jayda Fransen to court, where she was due to appear over “hate speech charges”. Police confirmed that Golding was arrested by detectives “investigating speeches at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally” last August.

A police spokesman said: “Detectives investigating speeches made at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally on Sunday 6th August this year have arrested a 35-year-old man today … in the Belfast area.” He added that Golding was taken to the Musgrave Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Station. Fransen was arrested last month by the PSNI in south-east London, and currently faces two charges relating to “behavior intended or likely to stir up hatred”.

She is due to appear in court on 9/January, but before her return to London, officers sought to “have her banned from taking part in any public rallies, due to concerns there would be further offences and also concerns about public order,” police said.

Four Iraqi citizens compensated for their illegal detention & torture

Four Iraqi citizens have been given thousands of pounds in compensation for their “illegal detention and for torture by the British military” during the Iraq war. Now, these four cases set the tone for 600 other claims being brought against the British Ministry of Defense. (MoD).

Earlier this morning, a judge in London compensated the four Iraqi citizens, with one set to pocket more than £30,000 ($40.2K), after he was “deprived of sleep, sight, and sound” whilst in captivity. Justice Leggatt ruled that the four Iraqi men were “entitled to compensation under the Human Rights Act”.

Now, there’s just under 600 unresolved claims, known as the Iraqi Civilian Litigation, in which “unlawful imprisonment and ill-treatment” by British army personnel is alleged. “This judgment follows the first full trials of these claims in which the claimants themselves and other witnesses have testified in an English courtroom,” Leggatt said.

“Four cases have been tried as lead cases. There is no assumption that these four cases are representative of others, but the conclusions reached on the legal issues and some of the factual issues raised are likely to affect many of the remaining cases in the litigation. The decision sends a clear message that no-one, including the British Government, should be above the law”.