Category Archives: USA

Pentagon says China’s armed forces are ‘likely training for strikes’ on US targets

China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, according to a Pentagon report released on Thursday.

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened US-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China’s efforts to increase its global influence, with defence spending that the Pentagon estimates exceeded $190 billion in 2017.


Public Housing’s Most Notorious Failure

Revisionist history notwithstanding, Cabrini-Green more than deserved its reputation for crime and squalor.

For writers, it pays to be a contrarian. That is, it’s hard to make a living pitching books and articles that say: “The conventional wisdom about Subject X holds up pretty well.” A more promising approach is to contend that what everybody “knows” about X is wrong: the truth is very different, or at least complicated in ways both surprising and significant.

This second tactic describes journalist Ben Austen’s recent book High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Seven years have passed since the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) tore down the last high-rise in the Cabrini-Green Homes, a public-housing project (named after Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and labor leader William Green) where 23 towers, constructed between 1950 and 1962, provided 3,000 apartments. The towers came to be known almost solely for their crime and squalor. The Chicago Tribune noted that one particular adjective turned up in so many news stories about the project that city newcomers must have assumed that its full name was the Notorious Cabrini-Green Homes.


Inmates across the country will go on strike by refusing to eat and work to protest ‘prison slavery’ and poor conditions

Prison inmates across the country are preparing to go on strike by refusing to eat or work, as a way to protest what they call ‘prison slavery’ and poor conditions.

Though the extent of the planned strike is not known, prisoners in at least 17 states say they will be taking part in coordinated action, which will begin on Tuesday and last through September 9.

Organizers say the strike is partly in response to the April riot in South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution, where seven inmates were killed by other prisoners when gang tensions boiled over.


After “Pretty Boy” Trudeau Takes Cheap Shot At Trump, Canada Suffers Consequences

The Prime Minister of Canada has been celebrated as a new “Obama.” The super-liberal politician has been worshiped by the media, both in Canada and the United States. He’s even tried to upstage President Donald Trump, criticizing him over his policies. But now his country is feeling the sting of his mouth, as a new crisis is growing.


Dem Candidate Rashida Tlaib’s Anti-Israel Comments Too Much Even for Soros-Funded J Street

The George Soros-funded J Street, a leading critic of Israel, has reversed its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic Party candidate for Congress in Michigan who advocated slashing U.S. aid to Israel, called for a one-state solution and expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.


Canada struggling with illegal border ‘crisis’ of its own ahead of crucial elections

As migrants continue to spill over the porous southern border, many politicians are calling the situation a “crisis” and are urging the government to do more.  Some have even proposed putting up a fence along one of the longest borders in the world.

The border in question, however, is not America’s border with Mexico, but Canada’s with the United States. Some estimate that as many as 400 a day are crossing the 5,525 mile border between Canada and the U.S. through non-official ports of entry and with provincial elections looming, the issue is causing political ramifications.


Suspected ISIS member accused of killing Iraqi police officer is captured in Sacramento

An alleged ISIS member was apprehended in northern California on Wednesday after being accused in the 2014 murder of a police officer in Iraq, officials announced.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Omar Ameen, 45, following an Iraqi warrant for his arrest and extradition request, officials said in a news release from the Justice Department.


This is why we need a ‘Space Force’

A mysterious Russian satellite has exhibited “very abnormal behavior” in its orbit, leading the Pentagon to worry that it may be some kind of weapon.

Weapons are banned from outer space by treaty, but it’s believed that there are ways to weaponize lasers and electronic jamming devices to disable or destroy satellites.  China is believed to already have an advanced anti-satellite capability, with the U.S. nearly on par with the Chinese and Russia trailing in the race to develop this vital technology.


Feminist-Celebrated Imam’s Son Ran Terrorist Camp For School Shooters

A camp within the United States where children were being trained to shoot up schools in terrorist attacks should be in the news every day, until every connection is scrutinized.

Already missing from the news cycle is the story of Muslim leader Siraj Wahhaj, who alerted authorities to the squalid conditions in New Mexico in which his son, two daughters, another man and woman, and 11 children were living.