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  2. Schiff: Public Has No Right To Observe Impeachment Inquiry...Then Kicks GOP Lawmaker Out Tags: POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) says that the public shouldn't be allowed to observe hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, as doing so may allow Republicans to then "fabricate testimony" (and totally not because their case is falling apart).
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  4. (( Updatiing... )) CityLand's LAND versus SHNG, etc Company/Symbol : -----range----- : xPrice : Div.P : Yield%: PEratio: Earns: DvCov : ShangProp- SHNG: P3.01-P3.59 : P 3.20 : 0.251 : 7.84% : 4.429 : 0.723 : r2.88 City&Land - LAND : P0.52-P1.38 : P 0.94 : 0.028 : 2.98% : 8.289 : 0.113 : r4.05 Cityland ----- CDC - : P0.85-P1.58 : P 0.97 : 0.034 : 3.53% : 6.994 : 0.139 : r4.08 Megaworld- MEG- : P4.21-P5.85 : P 4.64 : 0.062 : 1.34% : 10.97 : 0.423 : r6.82 AyalaLand - ALI - : 36.05- 47.50 : 44.00 : 0.000 : N/a-% : 22.92 : 1.920 : r-n/a  AllianceGlo. AGI - : 36.05- 47.50 : 44.00 : 0.000 : N/a-% : 22.92 : 1.920 : r-n/a  SHNG vs. LAND ... all-data : fr. 1/2016 : zz LAND alone ... update LAND & CDC xx
  5. Former trans-gender person, Walt Heyer, says: "it is Evil... and is Child abuse" The Candace Owens Show: Walt Heyer Walt is over 70 years old, and has much hard-won wisdom/
  6. "Is this a good thing? My answer is yes. We want less children to be born. We want less populated world. " Yes. I suspect Hillary wants some people to have less children. But she wants others, in other countries, to have more, and send then to America - where are immigrants from the third world they may be more inclined to vote for democrats, and keep (vile) people like Hillary and Chelsea in power. Chelsea should get a real job... Then she might learn how the world really functions, unprotected by the Extreme privilege that she shares with her mother ===== Former trans-gender person, Walt Heyer, says: "it is Evil... and is Child abuse" The Candace Owens Show: Walt Heyer Walt is over 70 years old, and has much hard-won wisdom/ Hillary Clinton imho is one of the Top 10 Most Evil women in History, in terms of her impact on the world
  7. Hail to the Chief! Fake Indian Commemorates ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’
  8. drbubb

    No Joke. The JOKER is Wild

    Nolte: Woketard Film Critics Hit Hardest as ‘Joker’ Breaks Box Office Records This might seem difficult to believe, but the American people appear to have no respect whatsoever for the elites who attempted to shame and scare them from seeing director Todd Phillips’ Joker. After its second weekend in release, there is just no question Joker is a legitimate pop culture phenomenon. Although it cost just $55 million to produce (add another $35 million or so for promotion), the same movie that was sentenced to a lonely, twitching death at the hands of a thousand left-wing hot takes, is well into profit. Assuming the breakeven point is around $200 million, Joker has already made that in North America alone ($193 million). This means that everything after $200 million is pure gravy, and a worldwide haul thus far of $544 million is an ocean of gravy. Joker also has something that is known in the business of show as legs. In its second domestic weekend, Joker earned another whopping $55 million, which is a drop of just 43 percent compared to its first weekend’s $96 million haul. That kind of hold is almost unheard of for any movie, much less a front-loaded comic book flick that opened huge. All of this success is even more amazing when you remember Joker is a very, very, very dark, R-rated movie with no super-heroics, no catharsis, just an unrelenting (and glorious) sense of dread and grimness. In tone and payoff, Joker is much closer to a Last House on the Left (1972) or Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) than it is to any comic book movie, including Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009). Nevertheless, thus far, according to Box Office Mojo, Joker has enjoyed the best October opening weekend in history, the second best-ever Fall opening (It: Chapter One is number one), the fourth best opening weekend for an R-rated movie ever, and the numero uno largest second weekend October haul ever, crushing second place Gravity’s $43 million. .. . When it came to Joker, the elite media were in full sabotage mode. Everything possible was done to cancel and blacklist the movie in the crib, and those the media could not shame into staying home, the media instead tried to terrorize with the assurance Joker would result in shooting massacres in movie theaters across the nation. (Fake news alert: despite the media’s best efforts, this did not happen). Reading all of those melodramatic and alarmist hot takes, you would have thought Joker was a dangerous call to arms for red-hatted incels. What real people saw, through, what everyday moviegoers saw, is something very special: a totally unique and original movie-going experience produced for adults — a genre long thought dead. Most of all, movie-goers saw a jaw-dropping central performance from Joaquin Phoenix, stunning cinematography, perfectly-realized world-building (New York City circa 1980), and a story so compelling it casts a hypnotic spell unlike any movie in recent memory. My personal belief is that all those woketard hot takes were inspired by only one thing: the movie daring to put RESIST signs in the hands of Joker’s anarchist followers. That’s it. That’s all it was. A couple of shots of RESIST signs triggered a gajillion crybaby hot takes from a gaggle of thin-skinned losers genetically incapable of dealing with any kind of criticism. Yep, a couple RESIST signs and they all melt down like the stupid, spoiled, entitled 12-year-old girls they all really are.
  9. According to the findings of a new Hill-HarrisX poll, a shocking 32 percent of black male voters would prefer to vote for Donald Trump over a generic Democrat opponent in the 2020 presidential election. The Hill reported the data deceptively by claiming that an “overwhelming majority of black voters” would support a Democrat in 2020 over President Trump. The fake news did not mention Trump’s impressive support among black male voters in their report about the poll.
  10. The above e-news was written by Kayla Brantley for dailymail.com. This writer has twisted the headline to raise eyeblows of readers. And, she did it. Come on, readers of the present posting: The interviewer gave Chelsea a "leading" question, and then Chelsea responded with a "yes". Chelsea did not blatantly verbalise every word. Further, Hilary said it well "generational gaps...". but the much younger interviewer (Decca Aitkenhead) suggested that Hilary is less accepting of generational differences. I summarise my views: 1. Hilary is 15+ years older than me. I am on her side. 2. Chelsea is in her late 30's, which is similar to the age of my (unborn) daughter if I ever got pregnant with my ex-sweetheart years ago. Chelsea represents general views on transgender issues from her generation. My unborn daughter (equally smart of course) would have been on her side. It is no big deal to agree on the point of "a person with a beard and a penis can identity as a woman". Being a PhD in (social and business) psychology, I anticipate that people in Chelsea's generation will face their children increasing to become homosexuals, having legal same-gender marriages, having colleagues who are also gays or lesbians, .... Is this a good thing? My answer is yes. We want less children to be born. We want less populated world. We will not have enough food to feed the world while young people do NOT want to be farmers in Thailand, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, to name a few. Thailand is the biggest exporter on rice in South East Asia. I can see rice prices rocketing up in 5 years' time when Chinese farmers in China are dying out in numbers, with a lack of "talent" in the pipeline, so to speak. Ah, this will be a good opportunity to trade the rice commodity. My trading tip for you in 5 years' time if you still remember.
  11. A SERIOUS Candidate may enter the Dem race Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Signals He Could Jump in 2020 Race if Biden Falters
  12. Liz Warren Will Be A Terrible Nominee. And She’ll Probably Be The Nominee About 90 minutes into Thursday’s forum on LGBTQ issues in Los Angeles, a gay rights leader posed a question to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: How would she respond if a voter approached her and said, “I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman?” Warren (D-Mass.) responded with a theatrical seriousness. “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that,” she deadpanned, pausing a beat for the audience to catch the joke. Then she added, “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman — I’m cool with that.’ ” She finished with a zinger: “‘Assuming you can find one.’ ” How dare she assume his gender. But there’s also this... . . . The glitterati gushed. “The single greatest response to this question, in or outside politics,” wrote actress Minnie Driver. “Made my day,” added actress Alyssa Milano. Javier Muñoz, who recently played the title role in the smash musical “Hamilton,” posted seven emoji of clapping hands. But Republicans and some Democrats warned that the quip at the CNN-sponsored forum would play poorly among a big swath of voters. “It’s about telling people who don’t agree with you that they are backward by definition,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic strategist who advised Bill Clinton’s presidential reelection campaign. The line was a “stab” to those who don’t agree with her, he said, and “it is a battle cry for men to turn out against Elizabeth Warren.” . . . Plus: “Still, one issue for Warren could be how such comments play with black voters, some of whom are socially conservative. Warren probably will need to appeal to African Americans to secure the Democratic nomination and win the White House, but has so far made few inroads with the black community.”
  13. Project Veritas starts dropping massive CNN exposé claiming to uncover ‘anti-Trump CRUSADE’ By: malterwitty Project Veritas has dropped what it claims is a bombshell expose on CNN, including secret recordings of staff at editorial meetings which reveal an “anti-Trump crusade” and "bias” at the highest levels. In the first clip uploaded by PV, a person who is allegedly CNN President Jeff Zucker tells a staff meeting that he wants them to "stay very focused" on President Donald Trump's possible impeachment. The video also shows Nick Neville, a media coordinator at CNN saying that Zucker has a "personal vendetta" against Trump.
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  15. "human garbage" Zucker belongs in the Trashbin - this might do it Failed CNN CEO Jeff Zucker James O’Keefe/Project Veritas BOMBSHELL: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker’s Personal Vendetta Against President Trump — Forces Anti-Trump Coverage 24/7 Cary Poarch, Who Works at CNN’s Washington DC Bureau, Says: “I Decided to Wear a Hidden Camera…to Expose the Bias” Records Zucker’s 9AM Daily Rundown Calls Zucker Emphatically States Fox News is “Beyond Destructive for America” Zucker to Staffers: “Impeachment is the Story,” Ignore Other Stories Employees Ordered by Zuckerto ‘Knock Off’ Their Friendliness Towards Lindsey Graham Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator: “Jeff Zucker…has a Personal Vendetta Against Trump,” “…Then You Get on the 9AM Call and the Big Boss, Jeff Zucker, F**king Tells What to Do” Neville: It’s About ‘Ratings,’ “…It’s, Like, They Pulled Names Out of a Hat and It’s Like We’re Watching the Gameshow Network” CNN Floor Manager Mike Brevna: “It’s the Trump Network, Dog…They Sold Themselves to The Devil” Brevna Recalls Colleagues ‘Sobbing,’ And Says The “Office Was Like a Funeral” After Trump Election Victory CNN Media Coordinator, Christian Sierra, Confesses CNN Prepares ‘Softball Interviews’for Democrats Compared to Republicans, and Suggests “Anti-Trump Crusade” After 2016 Election Top Network Executive David Chalian Says Republicans are ‘Delusional, Defiant, or Silent’ With Regards to Trump’s Impeachment Story CNN Floor Director Hiram Gonzalez: “…We Created This Monster…Media Created the Trump Monster”
  16. Jogging into the Lead Elizabeth Warren, 70, flaunts her fitness as Democratic candidates’ health becomes a debate issue By Janet Hook Los Angeles Times (TNS) WASHINGTON — As hundreds of people gathered for a recent Elizabeth Warren rally in Rock Hill, S.C., the heat built so much that one woman in the crowd passed out before the event started. The 90-degree day did not appear to slow Warren: She bounded up the steps to the stage and gave a kinetic, full-body wave to the crowd. Without saying a word, the 70-year-old presidential candidate sent a message: Her physical stamina belies her age. The age of the leading candidates has become the great, albeit often unspoken, issue of the Democratic presidential campaign. As they prepare for their next debate on Tuesday, Warren’s chief rivals and fellow septuagenarians, Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, and former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, are both facing questions about whether they are too old to run. Sen. Warren (D-Mass.) is taking every opportunity to flaunt her fitness. In the now-famous selfie-photo lines that are the capstone of her campaign rallies, Warren stays on her feet for hours greeting voters individually. Opening her rallies, she typically jogs to the podium. When she raced to the stage at the sweltering Rock Hill rally, she astonished a woman who was decades younger. “I was just amazed that when you first came out here, Sen. Warren, that you ran up those steps the way that you did, and all this energy and stamina that you have,” said Nikita Jackson, a local city councilwoman who joined her on the stage. Warren never mentions the contrast with her rivals. She doesn’t have to. . . . For now, Warren’s energetic style of speaking — pacing the stage, flailing her arms, punching the air — helps to give many voters the impression she is younger than she is. It sometimes seems a bit stagey, but associates say she is an energizer bunny in private too. Fueled by a high metabolism, she tends to snack and eat small meals throughout the day, yet remains rail thin. Even after a full day of campaigning she walks — in a hotel atrium or parking lot if need be. Warren running — not for president, but literally running — has become an internet meme. Her supporters have posted videos of her running to the podium or stage at her rallies; running in a Pride parade; running through Penn Station in New York to catch a train. Nothing spells stamina quite like her photo lines. At every rally she offers to take selfies — actually, they are phone photos taken by her staff — to everyone who wants one. Her one concession to comfort is that she typically dons sneakers before beginning the process. Even at the steamy rally in Rock Hill, hundreds lined up. > https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/news/elizabeth-warren-flaunts-her-fitness-as-democratic-candidates-health-becomes/article_fe634e1c-fda3-538a-ae23-57845ea7f63b.html
  17. USELESS SPAWN' Cannot get a real job, so wants to Lie for a Living (be politician) Chelsea Clinton emphatically states person with beard and penis can identify as woman... Chelsea Covers for Clueless Hillary: ‘Yes’ Someone with a Beard and Penis Can Be a Woman Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are making the rounds to promote their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, which includes a profile of a man who now is living as a woman and calls himself Danica Roem. Roem has been hailed as the first transgender woman elected as a state legislator. The Daily Mail picked up on the Sunday Times story that focused on the generation gap between mother and daughter when it comes to embracing the homosexual agenda: It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo. The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification. In an interview with the Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’ But Aitkenhead reported that Hillary seemed “uneasy” about the subject. === Instead of GUTSY women, why not a book on BALLSY women?
  18. Canadian Cannabis stocks under pressure EXP-etc ... update : +etc : 10d / Last: C$0.15, WEED: $0.00, FIRE: $0.90 Weed stocks plummet after Canadian cannabis company Hexo https://markets.businessinsider.com › News › Stock News 4 days ago - Weed stocks fell on Thursday after Hexo, a Canadian cannabis company, + withdrew its full-year revenue guidance at an investor event Thursday, citing market uncertainty. Shares of Hexo fell as much as 26% on the news. The stocks of Tilray (TLRY), Aurora Cannabis (ACB.t), Canopy Growth (CGC), and Cronos (CRON) also slipped. The weed industry is facing increased uncertainty and the environment will likely continue to be difficult, according to W. Andrew Carter, an analyst at Stifel.
  19. FIRE dropped in price. Cv.Debs too FIRE ... all-data / Last: C$0.90 - 0.01 FIRE.DB ... Last : $76 == Risk ——: UnderV / Company -------- : Coupon : Maturity : Db.Price: Y.T.M. Mod. : AD.DB : 9.53% / Alaris Royalty------: 5.50% : 30-Jun-24 : $ 95.75 : 6.54%: Spec. FIRE.DB : 23.6% / SupremeCannabis 6.00% : 19-Oct-21 : $ 85.00 : 14.4% JE.DB.D : 45.2% / Just Energy----------: 6.75% : 31-Mar-23 : $ 67.50 : 19.8% SUPREME CANNABIS ANNOUNCES Q4 AND 2019 FISCAL YEAR END FINANCIAL RESULTS The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. has released its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. "We end fiscal 2019 as one of the few Canadian cannabis businesses building sustainable operations and valuable brands, reporting $3.2-million in adjusted EBITDA [net income (loss) excluding fair value changes on growth of biological assets, realized fair value changes on inventory sold or impaired, amortization of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets, share-based payments, finance expense, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, unrealized gains or losses on investments, and income taxes] (1) for the fourth quarter," said Navdeep Dhaliwal, chief executive officer of Supreme Cannabis. "Our positive adjusted EBITDA and significant revenue growth in the fourth quarter reflects the rapid scale of our 7Acres business and continued strong sales pricing for our brands from the provinces as we transition our premium supply to recreational sales channels. "With strong confidence in our core business, we began fiscal 2020 with two accretive acquisitions that expanded our addressable markets, provided valuable licensed operating assets and focused expertise," Mr. Dhaliwal added. "As we integrate these businesses and realize further efficiencies from our scaled 7Acres operations, we expect all of our brands to meaningfully contribute to the revenue we have forecasted for fiscal 2020. Amidst the noise of this new marketplace, Supreme Cannabis has taken a strategic and disciplined approach to develop a focused business with clear pillars: best-in-class infrastructure, top consumer brands, advanced intellectual property, and high-impact and capital-light exposure to developing international markets." FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR-END SELECT FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL RESULTS ($ thousands) Three months ended Year ended June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018 June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018 Net revenue $19,005 $3,545 $41,833 $8,855 Operating expenses 11,564 5,114 38,713 15,866 Net (loss) after taxes (421) 234 (14,497) (7,347) Basic and diluted (loss) per common share (0.00) (0.00) (0.05) (0.03) Adjusted EBITDA (1) 3,195 (1,641) (4,452) (6,964) Brands Supreme Cannabis's core recreational flower brand, 7Acres, accounted for the company's marked increase in revenue, growing 443 per cent year over year from $3.5-million in fourth quarter 2018 to $19-million in fourth quarter 2019 and 90 per cent quarter over quarter from $10-million in third quarter 2019. Outlook Supreme Cannabis believes that the company is well positioned to take significant steps forward in fiscal 2020, including: Expected net revenue of between $150-million and $180-million; Expected positive adjusted EBITDA (1) on aggregate over the course of the year; 7Acres to complete its transition from a wholesale business to premium consumer brand by third quarter fiscal 2020, with complete in-house packaging capabilities for all flower products under the 7Acres brand; Pursuing non-dilutive financing with Tier 1 banks and other lenders to provide financial flexibility for future growth initiatives; Fully financed to execute on all planned initiatives. > https://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3aFIRE-2810691&symbol=FIRE&region=C
  20. FIRE dropped in price. Cv.Debs too FIRE ... all-data / Last: C$0.90 - 0.01 FIRE.DB ... Last : $76 == Risk ——: UnderV / Company -------- : Coupon : Maturity : Db.Price: Y.T.M. Mod. : AD.DB : 9.53% / Alaris Royalty------: 5.50% : 30-Jun-24 : $ 95.75 : 6.54%: Spec. FIRE.DB : 23.6% / SupremeCannabis 6.00% : 19-Oct-21 : $ 85.00 : 14.4% JE.DB.D : 45.2% / Just Energy----------: 6.75% : 31-Mar-23 : $ 67.50 : 19.8% SUPREME CANNABIS ANNOUNCES Q4 AND 2019 FISCAL YEAR END FINANCIAL RESULTS The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. has released its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. "We end fiscal 2019 as one of the few Canadian cannabis businesses building sustainable operations and valuable brands, reporting $3.2-million in adjusted EBITDA [net income (loss) excluding fair value changes on growth of biological assets, realized fair value changes on inventory sold or impaired, amortization of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets, share-based payments, finance expense, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, unrealized gains or losses on investments, and income taxes] (1) for the fourth quarter," said Navdeep Dhaliwal, chief executive officer of Supreme Cannabis. "Our positive adjusted EBITDA and significant revenue growth in the fourth quarter reflects the rapid scale of our 7Acres business and continued strong sales pricing for our brands from the provinces as we transition our premium supply to recreational sales channels. "With strong confidence in our core business, we began fiscal 2020 with two accretive acquisitions that expanded our addressable markets, provided valuable licensed operating assets and focused expertise," Mr. Dhaliwal added. "As we integrate these businesses and realize further efficiencies from our scaled 7Acres operations, we expect all of our brands to meaningfully contribute to the revenue we have forecasted for fiscal 2020. Amidst the noise of this new marketplace, Supreme Cannabis has taken a strategic and disciplined approach to develop a focused business with clear pillars: best-in-class infrastructure, top consumer brands, advanced intellectual property, and high-impact and capital-light exposure to developing international markets." FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR-END SELECT FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL RESULTS ($ thousands) Three months ended Year ended June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018 June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018 Net revenue $19,005 $3,545 $41,833 $8,855 Operating expenses 11,564 5,114 38,713 15,866 Net (loss) after taxes (421) 234 (14,497) (7,347) Basic and diluted (loss) per common share (0.00) (0.00) (0.05) (0.03) Adjusted EBITDA (1) 3,195 (1,641) (4,452) (6,964) Brands Supreme Cannabis's core recreational flower brand, 7Acres, accounted for the company's marked increase in revenue, growing 443 per cent year over year from $3.5-million in fourth quarter 2018 to $19-million in fourth quarter 2019 and 90 per cent quarter over quarter from $10-million in third quarter 2019. Outlook Supreme Cannabis believes that the company is well positioned to take significant steps forward in fiscal 2020, including: Expected net revenue of between $150-million and $180-million; Expected positive adjusted EBITDA (1) on aggregate over the course of the year; 7Acres to complete its transition from a wholesale business to premium consumer brand by third quarter fiscal 2020, with complete in-house packaging capabilities for all flower products under the 7Acres brand; Pursuing non-dilutive financing with Tier 1 banks and other lenders to provide financial flexibility for future growth initiatives; Fully financed to execute on all planned initiatives. > https://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3aFIRE-2810691&symbol=FIRE&region=C
  21. drbubb

    No Joke. The JOKER is Wild

    Film Theory: Joker Ending Explained (ft. Pitch Meeting) ==
  22. Well said by President Trump in the previous post. A spokeman of the SDF (with an educated accent) told the TV news media 2 days ago that US had abandoned them. Just as well. SDF must have pocketed financial benefits in the past. Just run with the profits and do not complain to the world. What is SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces)? I pasted below relevant texts from my yesterday posting with a title of "Stateless Kurds deserve.....", which were extracted from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29702440 (dated 9 OCT 2019), for readers who are interested in digging deeper in the present matter. Otherwise, you move on to a different thread. Quote What are kurds? Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Today, they form a distinctive community, united through race, culture and language, even though they have no standard dialect. They also adhere to a number of different religions and creeds, although the majority are Sunni Muslims. ...... Why were Kurds at the forefront of the fight against the IS? In mid-2013, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) turned its sights on three Kurdish enclaves that bordered territory under its control in northern Syria. It launched repeated attacks that until mid-2014 were repelled by the People's Protection Units (YPG) - the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). An IS advance in northern Iraq in June 2014 also drew that country's Kurds into the conflict. The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region sent its Peshmerga forces to areas abandoned by the Iraqi army. In August 2014, the jihadists launched a surprise offensive and the Peshmerga withdrew from several areas. A number of towns inhabited by religious minorities fell, notably Sinjar, where IS militants killed or captured thousands of Yazidis. In response, a US-led multinational coalition launched air strikes in northern Iraq and sent military advisers to help the Peshmerga. The YPG and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades and has bases in Iraq, also came to their aid. In September 2014, IS launched an assault on the enclave around the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee across the nearby Turkish border. Despite the proximity of the fighting, Turkey refused to attack IS positions or allow Turkish Kurds to cross to defend it. In January 2015, after a battle that left at least 1,600 people dead, Kurdish forces regained control of Kobane. The Kurds - fighting alongside several local Arab militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, and helped by US-led coalition air strikes, weapons and advisers - then steadily drove IS out of tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory in north-eastern Syria and established control over a large stretch of the border with Turkey. In October 2017, SDF fighters captured the de facto IS capital of Raqqa and then advanced south-eastwards into the neighbouring province of Deir al-Zour - the jihadists' last major foothold in Syria. The last pocket of territory held by IS in Syria - around the village of Baghouz - fell to the SDF in March 2019. The SDF hailed the "total elimination" of the IS "caliphate", but it warned that jihadist sleeper cells remained "a great threat" to the world. The SDF was also left to deal with the thousands of suspected IS militants captured during the last two years of the battle, as well as tens of thousands of displaced women and children associated with IS fighters. The US called for the repatriation of foreign nationals among them, but most of their home countries refused to do so. Now, the Kurds face a military offensive by Turkey, which wants to set up a 32km (20-mile) deep "safe zone" inside north-eastern Syria to protect its border and resettle up to 2 million Syrian refugees. The SDF says it will defend its territory "at all costs" and that hard-won gains in the battle against IS are being put at risk. The Syrian government, which is backed by Russia, also continues to promise to take back control of all of Syria. Why does Turkey see Kurds as a threat? There is deep-seated hostility between the Turkish state and the country's Kurds, who constitute 15% to 20% of the population. Kurds received harsh treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities for generations. In response to uprisings in the 1920s and 1930s, many Kurds were resettled, Kurdish names and costumes were banned, the use of the Kurdish language was restricted, and even the existence of a Kurdish ethnic identity was denied, with people designated "Mountain Turks". In 1978, Abdullah Ocalan established the PKK, which called for an independent state within Turkey. Six years later, the group began an armed struggle. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. In the 1990s the PKK rolled back on its demand for independence, calling instead for greater cultural and political autonomy, but continued to fight. In 2013, a ceasefire was agreed after secret talks were held. The ceasefire collapsed in July 2015, after a suicide bombing blamed on IS killed 33 young activists in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border. The PKK accused the authorities of complicity and attacked Turkish soldiers and police. The Turkish government subsequently launched what it called a "synchronised war on terror" against the PKK and IS. Since then, several thousand people - including hundreds of civilians - have been killed in clashes in south-eastern Turkey. Turkey has maintained a military presence in northern Syria since August 2016, when it sent troops and tanks over the border to support a Syrian rebel offensive against IS. Those forces captured the key border town of Jarablus, preventing the YPG-led SDF from seizing the territory itself and linking up with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to the west. In 2018, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an operation to expel YPG fighters from Afrin. Dozens of civilians were killed and tens of thousands displaced. Turkey's government says the YPG and the PYD are extensions of the PKK, share its goal of secession through armed struggle, and are terrorist organisations that must be eliminated. Turkey's fear of a reignited Kurdish flame (leads to https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29542040 dated 8 OCT 2019) Unquote
  23. REVEALING the the Real Criminals... They are Dems Dim them to the DRAKness ! The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton 10/13/19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sF_p2QCyb4
  24. CNN to be TOTALLY BUSTED soon? Before leaving a Washington, D.C. stage last night, James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, told his audience: We have one announcement to make real quick. Because of what Eric did, another person came to us. We’re proud to announce the next insider who will blow the whistle. He’s been recording for months, all of his colleagues, his bosses, his senior people. This may be the biggest story Project Veritas has ever broke. Next week, the next insider to blow the whistle on the next organization … is within CNN. O’Keefe, the self described guerrilla journalist, said he will release “dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view.” > https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2019/10/13/james-okeefe-announces-may-biggest-story-project-veritas-ever-broke/
  25. It Takes a Comedian to Explain the Democrats’ Bizarre Impeachment Farce What are they hiding? Lots I’m sure. This pending impeachment is so bizarre that only a real comedian can explain it. From Hypocrite Twins YouTube Channel…
  26. 🔥🔥🔥President Trump: ‘I Don’t Think Our Soldiers Should be There [Syria] for the Next 50 Years Guarding a Border Between Turkey and Syria When We Can’t Guard Our Own Borders at Home’ 🔥🔥🔥
  27. What have they got to Lose? SHOCK POLL: President Trump Gets Support From 32% of Black Male Voters Against Democrat Opponent According to the findings of a new Hill-HarrisX poll, a shocking 32 percent of black male voters would prefer to vote for Donald Trump over a generic Democrat opponent in the 2020 presidential election. The Hill reported the data deceptively by claiming that an “overwhelming majority of black voters” would support a Democrat in 2020 over President Trump. The fake news did not mention Trump’s impressive support among black male voters in their report about the poll.
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