Pakistan Says the US Is No Longer Its Ally — and It’s a Much Bigger Deal Than You Think

(ANTIMEDIA) — Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by simultaneously demonizing both Iran and Pakistan on Twitter has already backfired tremendously. Following threats that the U.S. would withhold aid to Pakistan, the U.S. confirmed it would withhold $255 million in aid (which has now become $900 million) and is now reportedly threatening a roughly $2 billion more, as well. “We’re hoping […]

Oprah 2020 Is Not the Answer

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On Sunday evening at the annual Golden Globes award ceremony in Los Angeles, Oprah won hearts and minds with a rousing speech about speaking truth to power and advancing the position of women in society. It was an objectively powerful oration, and social media was promptly flooded with calls for Oprah to be the country’s next president. […]

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US Army’s New Video Game Will Train Teachers to Defend Against School Shooters

(ANTIMEDIA) — Using software designed for the development of video games, the United States Army and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are creating a computer simulation to train teachers on how to respond during active shooter scenarios. “With teachers, they did not self-select into a role where they expect to have bullets flying near them,” Tamara Griffith, a chief engineer on […]

Fear Mongering Intensifies: CDC to Teach US Public How to Prepare for Nuclear War

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Sometimes it feels as if the mainstream media works in concert with government agencies to manufacture a perpetual atmosphere of existential terror. Reminiscent of the color-coded alerts issued by the Homeland Security Department during the early years of the War on Terror, we now get daily updates of a feud between two world leaders […]

Ron Paul: Just Say No to Jeff Sessions

(RPI) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off the New Year by reversing the Obama-era guidance for federal prosecutors to limit their enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. In what is almost certainly not a coincidence, Sessions’ announcement came days after California’s law legalizing recreational marijuana sales […]

Jared Kushner Gets $30 Million From Israeli Firm — There’s Just One Problem

“Are you comfortable with having Jared Kushner be the beneficiary of huge amounts of Israeli financing at the same time he’s overseeing U.S. foreign policy on Israel?” (COMMONDREAMS) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is once more under intense scrutiny after new reporting revealed that his lucrative financial relationship with Israel has deepened even as […]

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World’s First Floating Tent Will Make You Want to Live in Nature — Indefinitely

(TMU) — Could there be a more idyllic way to spend time in nature? We think not. Thanks to the Ohio-based company SmithFly, it’s now possible to sleep in a tent, on water. The Shoal Tent, the world’s first floating tent, is approximately eight feet by eight feet, measured from outside to outside. A person 6’3” tall can lay down or […]