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Jan 16 17:57

Abolish the CIA

Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.

Jan 16 16:57

Lee Greenwood To Perform His Classic Smash Hit 'God Bless the USA' At Donald J. Trump's Inauguration

"You don't get this invitation very often." He added, "To say no - I can't imagine the embarrassment she might have later on" for passing it up. He called it a "thrill" to witness the peaceful transition of power, at an event that he said was unique in the world. "You need to support him and all the things he plans to do for America, and not bow down to what is said on social media and gossip. I feel sorry for people who would turn down this invitation."...Greenwood said that he was in favor of Trump's election, but did not campaign for him. Trump's campaign team used "God Bless the USA" on the trail, and Greenwood said he "had no trouble with that." He pointed to criticism of Trump he finds unwarranted. He said that "all the talk that Trump wasn't good to women is a bunch of cr*p," and he cited Trump's record of hiring women at his businesses.

Jan 16 16:56

Once a civil rights icon, now a democrat shill.

After skipping Bush's inauguration in '01, @Trish_Regan says there's a pattern of John Lewis's attempts to de-legitimize Presidents! -

Jan 16 15:41

Martin Luther King called for boycott of Coke & Wonder Bread day before he died

"We don't need no molotov cocktails. We just need to go back to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country, and say 'God sent us by here. To say to you that you're not treating His children right." - On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of the last words he spoke. The day before he died, April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King called for a boycott of several products in Memphis; Coca-Cola & Wonder bread among them. You can listen to the 5-minute portion of his speech here.

Jan 16 15:25

F-35 in crisis as Pentagon tests find 276 different faults in $400bn jet's combat system and warn full tests might not even begin until 2019

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been hailed as the 'most expensive weapon in history', costing $400bn.

It has been plagued with delays, prompting Donald Trump to describe it as 'out of control' and demanding a price cut from Lockheed Martin.

Now, a new Pentagon report has warned the jet still has hundreds of faults - and won't be ready to even begin full combat testing until 2019.

The crucial 'Initial Operational Test and Evaluation' tests were scheduled for August.
The deadline represents the latest in a series of pushed-back delivery milestones.

'The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office (JPO) acknowledged in 2016 that schedule pressure exists for completing System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and starting Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) by August 2017, the planned date in JPO's Integrated Master Schedule,' the report says.

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President Elect Trump should do more than demand a price cut from Lockheed-Martin on this absolutely fluster-clucked fighter jet; there should be a clause in every defense contract issued by the US government, that when time and costs spiral out of control, that the executives themselves are looking at hard jail time, for non-deliverance.

Yes, this is, admittedly, a draconian approach; that being said, however, I would almost bet that this will go a long way toward curing the problem.

Jan 16 15:05

Radical Left Group Plot Violence at Trump Inauguration: “Chemical Attack With Butyric Acid”

Will there be widespread riots and less-than-peaceful protest on January 20th? If the statements caught on tape are any indication, there could be something much bigger going on… things could even spiral out of control.

Undercover counter-provacateur James O’Keefe staged yet another video investigation via Project Veritas and exposed one of the radical left’s plans to disrupt the inauguration, using:

“If you had a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it is closing…” says Luke Kuhm. “And this stuff is like very efficient, it’s very very smelly and it lasts a long time.

Read more at SHTF

Jan 16 14:51

WikiLeaks: Email Claims Clinton Murdered Vince Foster

In the email Matthew Powers tells Sean Noonan, “I thought Vince Foster was the only person the Clinton’s killed. How naive I was.”

Jan 16 14:13

Qatar’s backtracking on labour rights and its cooperation with Russia reflect new world order

James Dorsey argues that the rise of populists in the US and Europe and Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the world stage have emboldened Qatar to backtrack on migrant workers’ rights and encouraged it to forge ties with Russia.

Jan 16 13:05

Food Stamp Recipients Can Do WHAT Now?!?!?! (Video)

Stop the madness! Please! No more Obama social experiments! No more Obama experiments of any kind! The absolute last thing the Food-stamp program needs, already known to be an out-of-control, and plagued with fraud government program, is an even more inviting opportunity for more fraud and more abuse.

The article below from Judicial Watch says the new Obama administration’s initiative to allow Food-stamp recipients to use their taxpayer-funded benefit to order online from retailers like Amazon aims to “facilitate the shopping experience for rural and urban residents.” NO! It’s time the people who are funding the out-of-control, fraud laden, Food-stamp program aim to “facilitate the WORKING experience for rural and urban residents,” something Obama and his administration’s policies have been abject failures at achieving.

Jan 16 10:56

Obama Declared An Emergency In Flint One Year Ago. The Crisis Isn’t Over.

One year after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, over the lead poisoning crisis, experts say the city’s water system has significantly improved ? but residents still can’t drink the water from their taps, and there’s no clear end in sight.

On Wednesday, researchers and public officials hosted a town hall meeting in Flint to share the latest water quality data, following a private U.S. Environmental Protection Agency summit in Chicago the previous day. They focused on progress: lead levels in water samples are easily below the threshold to comply with the federal safe drinking water standard, and have been for several rounds of testing.

Other issues with water quality have improved, officials said, citing the ongoing replacement of lead pipe service lines and maintenance of chlorine residuals, a disinfectant used to kill bacteria and other pathogens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama utterly failed the people of Flint, and why?!?

Because this is a poor, marginalized community, with many families on public assistance, who could really do nothing for him, as he transitions to private life among his billionaire golf buddies, and the other very connected one percenters who can help him as he "reinvents" himself.

He didn't give a damn, particularly about the kids here; and although many of them did ultimately get treated, through approaches like chelation therapy, that cannot undo the damage of the lead poisoning they experienced, which will stay with them forever.

Jan 16 10:46

Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it

That headline isn’t an exaggeration. Mike Pompeo, the Kansas congressman and Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, who testified on Capitol Hill earlier today, wants the government to collect all metadata from everyone, regardless of whether they’re suspected of a crime or not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the CIA truly wanted to eliminate "terror", both domestically and internationally, all it has to do is to stop the US government from mucking about in other people's countries, expropriating resources to which it has utterly no moral right, then assuring that those resources are only sold for US dollars.

It's SORTED, folks, and it is just that easy!!

No, Congressman Pompeo, you don't have to thank me! :-)

But this massive rush to "Code Napoleon Law", where all individuals, now, are always considered guilty until proven innocent, stands in direct, and flagrant, contradiction to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, where just the converse is stated.

Unfortunately, Pompeo's problem, as evidenced by his love and lust for metadata collection, is that the really "bad buys" out there have already encrypted their communications to the point where the US government cryptographers cannot possibly keep up, and rest of them are not using telecommunications equipment at all to share information, and do not gather in places which can be physically surveilled.

This would be surveillance for surveillance's sake, on innocent Americans, and there will be a point where the US Federal government will find itself in "data overwhelm", a state where there is so much information that it becomes meaningless and irrelevant.

Jan 16 10:31

SOME ELECTION INTERFERENCE IS MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS – HOW UKRAINE MEDDLED ON BEHALF OF CLINTON

A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings seem pretty damning, and certainly warrant at least some conversation within the American media given the 24/7 obsession with Russia. Nevertheless, most of you have probably never heard of this saga, since when it comes to the corporate media news cycle, some election interference is more equal than others.

Jan 16 10:23

GLOBALISTS TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC ON TRUMP

Matthew Boyle reports for Breitbart: The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump.
“The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday. The gathering will explore U.S. investment and job-creation opportunities for companies that participate in the forum, he said.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fundamental, fatal problem with globalism, is that it only works effectively for people at the very top of the food chain, and not for ordinary working people; and if the "answers" this forum may provide are only about further suppressing the people at the bottom of the food chain, while enhancing the lives of those at the top, this will be completely unacceptable to ordinary citizens.

And I have a message for all the "Davosites"; the anger of those whose lives have been nearly economically crushed and destroyed through the practices of offshoring and outsourcing labor to the cheapest labor pool possible, is palpable.

If your "answers" do not include enhancing the earning capabilities of these people, they are completely useless, and globalism will be, legitimately, seen as "the enemy".

Jan 16 10:14

SOUTH KOREA SEEKS ARREST OF SAMSUNG CHIEF FOR BRIBERY, EMBEZZLEMENT AND PERJURY

South Korea political crisis spilled over into the corporate sector overnight, when the country's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye.

According to Reuters, investigators had grilled the head of Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones, flat-screen TVs and memory chips, Jay Y. Lee for 22 straight hours last week as a suspect in a corruption scandal, which last month led to parliament impeaching president Park.

The special prosecutor's office accused Lee of paying bribes total 43 billion won ($36.42 million) to organizations linked to Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the president who is at the center of the scandal, in order to secure the 2015 merger of two affiliates and cement his control of the family business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The South Korean people are not going to take kindly to this corruption at the top levels of its government at all, even though it may shake the country to its very foundations.

Jan 16 10:10

ACTOR MARK RUFFALO JUST ADDED TO TERROR WATCH LIST BEFORE ANTI-FRACKING DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Actor Mark Ruffalo has just reportedly been added to a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of a documentary that focuses on the alleged dangers of natural gas drilling.
Ruffalo recently drew the attention of Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security after organizing screenings for the documentary Gasland, according to the Guardian.

The Telegraph confirmed that Ruffalo was added to the list, as far back as 2010.

That documentary recently won the special jury prize at this year’s Sundance film festival.

Ruffalo said he was “concerned about the impact of drilling on water supplies.”

For some time now, the well-known actor has addressed the subject, including in the latest edition of of the magazine GQ.

Gasland was directed by Josh Fox. The documentary follows the film-maker’s visits to communities in Pennsylvania where natural gas has been drilled with some clearly disturbing effects on the environment and community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When one attempts to tell the truth in this country, and the narrative is counter that of the deep state and corporate interests, now, in America, you can be branded as a "terrorist" for having done that.

Welcome to our world, Mr. Ruffalo; and if you would ever like to appear on Mike's radio show, we would be delighted to have you as our guest!!

Jan 16 09:28

Fake News” Website BuzzFeed Could Face Legal Trouble

The website, full of cat memes and liberal garbage, was willing to print opposition research on Trump that was so bad, even liberal magazines such as The Nation and the New York Times passed on running it. The 35-page document and the graphic sexual details of a supposed filmed incident at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton sound absolutely ridiculous. And yet even though BuzzFeed could find no way to verify the shocking details, they published it anyway.

That’s not investigative reporting… That is a political smear job. This is BuzzFeed trying to make Trump’s transition as difficult as possible.

Now, legal experts agree: BuzzFeed could be in serious legal trouble!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that NBC owns a significant portion of BuzzFeed, as does COMCAST.

Jan 16 09:24

Radical Leftist Plans To Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration REVEALED!

An extreme leftist group calling itself #DisruptJ20, which stands for disrupt January 20th, is going to try to stop President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The group is planning to “do everything we can to try and stop people from being able to access the inauguration,” according to undercover audio from a January 8th meeting provided to Fox News.

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Including, obviously, a propaganda campaign to scare people away from attending!

Jan 16 08:23

Zuckerberg Thinks Telepathic Social Networks Could Soon Be Reality

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks we’ll eventually be able to send each other thoughts directly and is developing the capability to do so at a hardware division in California focused on brain computer interface technology.
Thank you, no. I already have enough trouble with the government inside my desktop and phone; I don;t need them wired into my brain!

Jan 16 08:08

Obama Points Finger at the Wrong Scapegoat

In his farewell address to the nation this week, President Barack Obama said conservative instigators online and on television were responsible for getting rid of America’s “common baseline of fact.” In his opinion, conservative media outlets have undermined the tradition of journalism and made it impossible for democracy to thrive.

What a sad, clueless man.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not if Obama's view that the "tradition of journalism" was to control the minds of Americans and trick them into doing whatever the elites wanted them to.

Jan 16 07:54

Court Decision: U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

Very few Americans are aware of this historical 1999 civil law suit of the King Family against the US Government. (Shelby County Court), Tennessee

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

From the King Center on the family’s civil trial that found the US government guilty in Martin’s assassination:

After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors reached a unanimous verdict on December 8, 1999 after about an hour of deliberations that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In a press statement held the following day in Atlanta, Mrs. Coretta Scott King welcomed the verdict, saying ,

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At which point the corporate media, which had expressed sympathy to the family for their loss, instantly turned on them, denouncing the King family as hoaxers trying to make a fast buck!

Jan 16 07:51

Fake News: Wash Post Changes Story on Trump ‘Firing’ D.C. Nat’l Guard General

Subsequent to the publishing of the paper’s story making Trump appear incompetent, news emerged that the incoming Trump administration offered to let General Schwartz keep his position through inauguration day, but it was the general himself who refused the offer, preferring instead to quit at 12 noon on January 20, the hour Trump takes his oath of office.

The general then ran straight to the media to “argue his case in the press,” as a recent Fox News report noted.

Jan 16 07:36

Brexit Flip-Flop: Bank Of England Head Says Exit Will Hit EU Harder Than UK

The head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, appears to have switched his stance on Brexit.

Jan 16 07:34

Wikileaks Offers $20,000 Reward For Information On Anyone In The Obama Administration Destroying Documents. Could It Be That “Classified” Documents Have Been Destroyed?

It is a very interesting development showing the passion of Julian Assange's quest for the truth. I am trying to zero in on his exact point. What is he looking for?

Jan 16 07:31

"It Can't Happen Here" - Color Revolution By Force

This has been, all together, a well though out propaganda campaign to reinforce the scheme Clinton and her overlords have been pushing for quite some time: Russia is bad and a danger. Trump is aligned with Russia. Something needs to be done against Trump but most importantly against Russia.

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Jan 16 07:12

WIKILEAKS JUST ALERTED THE WORLD TO THE SICK FATE THEY FEAR FOR JULIAN ASSANGE

WikiLeaks has been in the spotlight for many months after releasing numerous emails that showed the corruption of the Democratic party. Many people have feared for the safety of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange especially after Hillary Clinton had asked if the government could drone strike the embassy that he is in.

Jan 16 07:12

Talk radio hosts and bloggers may be included in White House press briefings

Trump administration’s proposal for new venue and inclusion of non-traditional media follows president-elect’s latest outbursts against mainstream reporters

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You know where to reach me, Donald! :)

Jan 16 07:09

DELETE IT - BEAT IT by MICHAEL JACKSON (PARODY)

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The Clinton Foundation is ending the Clinton Global Initiative (donations seem to have stopped with Hillary's loss) and the shredding machines are on overdrive! :)

Jan 16 07:06

Dorothy Kilgallen and Jack Ruby: A toxic mix

Not only did Kilgallen cover Ruby’s trial, she got to interview him twice. She started to believe that he, like Oswald, might have been a “patsy.” Kilgallen also made a trip to New Orleans to talk with sources. She was zeroing in on what Mob boss Ruby may have been working for at the time of the hit on the president. She began building an investigatory file on the case that she intended to turn into a book that would be the “scoop of the century.”

The book, sorry to say, never happened. Kilgallen was found dead in her townhouse on the morning of November 8th. The police went along with the Medical Examiner’s report that she most likely died from an “accidental” drug overdose of a prescription sleeping pills mixed with alcohol. There was no investigation of foul play.

Jan 16 06:36

WaPo and NYT Prove ‘Fake News’ Is a Good Thing — but Only If It’s Anti-Russian

Journalist Abby Martin was surprised to learn through a fake news story on New York Times that she had quit her former job as a reporter at RT.com due to propaganda.

“I worked at RT for 1 [year] after speaking out,” she tweeted in response, adding she had left the TV channel over other reasons, not “[because] of ‘propaganda.’” RT, or Russia Today, is funded by the Russian government, but instead of confirming their story first with Martin and waiting to hit publish once they knew the author wasn’t simply speculating, the New York Times allowed a fake news article to hit the web. The story was clearly meant to confirm the then-recently released Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)’s report concerning Russia’s alleged effort to change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States. But what it actually did was further damage the mainstream media’s reputation as a source of real news.

Jan 16 06:35

Congresswoman Says US Is Arming ISIS, Introduces Bill to Stop It

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has broken free of the corporate media’s narrative by accusing the United States of funding and arming terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS.

“If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail,” Gabbard tweeted on Saturday.

Jan 16 06:23

More Fake News: Mainstream Media Lies About Trump ‘Evicting’ White House Press Corp

Here’s the facts: Incoming White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, while discussing potentially moving the press corps room from the James Brady Press Room, to the White House Conference Room – in order to add more seating for press to cover President Trump in the White House said:

…If the plan goes through, one of the officials said, the media will be removed from the cozy confines of the White House press room, where it has worked for several decades. Members of the press will be relocated to the White House Conference Center—near Lafayette Square—or to a space in the Old Executive Office Building, next door to the White House.

Jan 16 01:31

Kurt Eichenwald-Fake News

Kurt Eichenwald has a few screws loose and is sick. He has epilepsy. He has a dark past.

Kurt's first big break came with his best-selling book "Serpent on the Rock." It was a scathing grossly inaccurate representation of Prudential Bache's Limited Partnerships.

Case in point, Prudential Energy Income Funds.

Kurt began making misstatements about the investment and smeared Prudential badly. Surely, Prudential should have defended themselves from fake news Kurt but didn't.

It was explained as a business decision. $6 billion dollars were locked up in long term investments. There wasn't a market to liquidate one's ownership easily. Prudential made the business decision to pay $100 million in fines, without admitting any wrong doing. When the partnerships were resolved, and fresh cash was distributed, new commissions could be earned greater than the fine.

Jan 15 20:34

How the government can crack down on anti-Semitism on college campuses

The job of combating hate crimes on campuses falls on an obscure yet important agency in the Department of Education, called the Office for Civil Rights. It has found countless civil rights violations against women and against African-Americans. But when it comes to anti-Semitism on campus, the agency has been paralyzed. OCR has not found a single civil rights violation on any campus anti-Semitism case. It’s an astonishing and troubling statistic and shows the vulnerability of Jewish students across the country. The reason for OCR’s powerlessness is that it is ill-equipped to recognize anti-Semitism when it sees it. That is to say, OCR has no definition of anti-Semitism. Absent a definition, the office is stymied by anti-Semitism cases and is failing in its mission to protect Jewish students.
An alternative explanation is that Jewish students scream anti-Semitism when there actually is none, such as support for Palestine.

Jan 15 20:26

Official: Google makes change, results are no longer in denial over ‘Did the Holocaust happen?’

Google’s been under intense pressure to alter its results after it was found a week ago to be listing a Holocaust-denial site first for a search on “Did the Holocaust happen.” Now, that’s finally changing.
The change is primarily a result of Google altering its algorithm. In a statement it gave to Search Engine Land several hours after this story was written, it said:
Google was built on providing people with high-quality and authoritative results for their search queries. We strive to give users a breadth of diverse content from variety of sources and we’re committed to the principle of a free and open web. Judging which pages on the web best answer a query is a challenging problem and we don’t always get it right.
This kind of propaganda is why I switched to the Yandex search engine.

Jan 15 17:49

Human Rights Watch Place Donald Trump On ‘Threat List’

Human Rights Watch is placing President-elect Donald Trump on a list of people who they deem a “threat to human rights”.

Jan 15 15:43

Watch: Israel’s penetration of the UK's political system exposed

Readers of our website will know that Israel’s penetration of the British political system is deep and all pervasive, with stooges and flag wavers permeating every nook and cranny of the political establishment – political parties, think-tanks and academic institutions.

Now an investigation by Aljazeera TV has exposed for the whole world to see how the Israel lobby influences British politics. A six-month undercover investigation reveals how Israel penetrates different levels of British democracy...>>

Jan 15 15:02

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative

A New York Department of Labor public posting posted on January 12th officially announces the Clinton Foundation is shutting down the Clinton Global Initiative effective April 15, 2017.

Jan 15 15:00

Gaza comedian arrested after video on electricity crisis

Authorities in Gaza arrested a Palestinian singer-comedian Wednesday, a source said, after he made a video about the electricity crisis in the enclave.

Jan 15 14:56

New Radioactive Isotopes Found in Fracking Waste Being Buried In Landfills

A new American Chemical Society study finds fracking waste being buried in landfills contains radioactive materials that had not been previously reported.

Jan 15 12:48

Ulfkotte dead: Europe’s Courageous Journalism Voice Has Passed Away

On January 13, Udo Ulfkotte died, reportedly of a heart attack.
Ulfkotte had been an editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitzung. He published a courageous book in which he said that the CIA had a hand on every significient journalist in Europe, which gave Washington control over European opinion and reduced knowledge of and opposition to Washington’s control over European heads of state. Essentially, there are no European governments independent of Washington.

Courage, once plentiful in Europe, is today hard to find. Charles de Gaulle was the last head of a major European state that maintained independence from Washington. Today we find independence in Marine Le Pen and perhaps in the president of Hungary. But for the most part West and East European heads of state are Washington’s vassals committed to Washington’s wars.

Jan 15 11:46

Ida Auken, a socialist Danish politician, looks to the year 2030 when private property has been abolished, creating dependency on the state and zero privacy, as planned in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

She cheerfully looks forward to the time when, everywhere she goes, she will be registered, and everything she does, thinks, and dreams will be recorded. You should seriously look at this, because this mind set is being created in all government schools of the world and now is far more common than you may think.

Jan 15 10:29

Police to Trump: ‘Help us continue to militarize’

Over the past 30 years police departments across the U.S. have acquired large quantities of military equipment. Moreover, police departments have begun to dress like the military, donning “battle dress uniforms” as opposed to traditional police uniforms. Police have also adopted questionable military tactics like no-knock raids.

While some argue that these changes are desirable, it’s important to understand the critical differences between the police and military. Blurring these differences leads to undesirable outcomes.

The Founding Fathers recognized that the police and military serve very different functions. Police are domestic peacekeepers. Their job is to uphold the law and protect the rights of citizens — both offenders and victims alike. They are to use violence only as a last resort.

The military, by contrast, is tasked with fighting enemies of the U.S. in foreign conflicts. They are trained to use violence to destroy their enemies and advance our interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The militarization of US police has lead to some real tragedies for ordinary citizens in this country, and in my world, needs to be reversed.

Yes, there are some really great, heroic law enforcement officers out there who are morally whole, and sane; Mike and I have a neighbor who is a police officer, and they are just good people, with an adorable toddler.

That being said, hiding behind a badge and a gun cannot be allowed to give police officers the sense that they can abuse their authority with impunity; this leads to assassinations of suspected perpetrators, and the resultant (and sometimes very justified) moral outrage of those who are left behind, which frequently manifest as demonstrations, which then may well become full-blown riots.

But I feel morally obligated to talk about the two primary reasons for the militarisation of America's police officers.

The alleged "war on drugs" has been a war on drugs NOT SOLD by various US "alphabet soup" agencies to fund "off the shelf operations" with no Congressional oversight.

And if this alleged "war on drugs" was supposed to eliminate, or curb, the sale, and use, of illicit drugs, it has been a complete, utter, and epic fail, except for throwing people in jail and getting better conviction statistics in a penal environment which punishes; where drugs are still readily available; but generally never rehabilitates.

The "war on terror" is, by blunt definition, a war on people whose resources the US expropriates, by military or political force, and then controls, making sure that they are controlled by US-centric governments, and only sold in US dollars.

This, too, has been an utter and complete fiasco; witness US/NATO "progress" in Afghanistan 15 years on, and the unending war in Iraq, in which the US government, again, finds itself enmeshed.

Intelligent, enlightened management of the affairs of this country would have opted for the development of alternative power sources that can fuel a tank, or an airplane, which would make both oil (why the US government went into Iraq in the first place) and pipelines (why the US government went into Afghanistan in the first place) a thing of the past, except for the most primitive of countries.

Unfortunately, however, intelligent, enlightened management of the affairs of this country, during the BushBama era, has been anything but.

The BushBama legacies have resulted in more wars; more poverty; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; and a huge gap in income equality, because of all the good jobs gone which had been the underpinning of a decent middle class life in this country.

I sincerely hope Trump is going to be able to turn this around, and understand that there are other, reasonable alternatives to resolving the US government's geopolitical issues, rather than through war.

Jan 15 10:10

Poll: Americans Come Out of Election More Scared of Russia

A new Reuters/IPSOS poll shows a growing number of Americans seeing US-Russia relations as “back to the old days of the Cold War,” with far more Americans seeing the Russian Federation as a bigger threat after the 2016 election campaign.

It should come as no surprise, of course, as the Clinton campaign spent the better part of the election claiming Russia was “hacking the vote,” and hysteria around US-Russia hostilities seemed to grow precipitously every day through the election, and continued as a headline story well after the vote itself.

The polls show exactly what the campaign did to the American psyche, however, with a nearly 10% increase in the number of Americans identifying Russia as a “threat to the United States” between early 2015 and today. It’s worth noting that the early 2015 figures were themselves already heightened by hype surrounding the East Ukraine civil war, and claims by US officials that a Russian invasion of Eastern Europe was imminent.

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Americans have far less to worry about coming from Russia than they do from the "deep state" elements of their own government.

Jan 15 10:04

Settler leaders invited to attend Trump inauguration

Yesha Council hails ‘clear indication’ of different attitude of new administration, weeks after Obama failed to veto UN resolution condemning settlements.

In a sign of the different attitude of US President-elect Donald Trump, the West Bank settlers’ council said Friday it has been invited to send a delegation to the presidential inauguration next week.

It said that Oded Revivi, chairman of the Yesha settlers’ council, will lead the delegation. He will be joined by Benny Kasriel, mayor of Ma’aleh Adumim, a large settlement next to Jerusalem.

This comes three weeks after the Obama administration failed to veto a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a move Israel bitterly condemned. Consecutive US administrations have called the settlements an obstacle to peace, saying they undermine the possibility of a two state solution.

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This does not augur well for peace in the region at all; were any Palestinians invited?!?

I think not.

Jan 15 09:57

The Foolish Optimism of Hoping for Chelsea Manning’s Freedom

One place where Obama appears to show little mercy (besides abroad, under the target sites of drones and bombs in seven countries) is on the issue of whistleblowers and leakers. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was pragmatic to flee the USA after offering Glenn Greenwald and other journalists his bounty of stolen information on the country’s massive spying apparatus. He had a good reason to believe that his fate would be years to decades in prison if he were taken prisoner.

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Manning and Snowden ultimately did the right thing; American citizens need to understand the depths of moral depravity to which their country is capable of sinking, and that is precisely what they did.

No one, to the best of my knowledge, has been killed or tortured for what these people have have shared with the public; but the American public has been educated by these revelations, which is precisely what those in the Deep State in this country absolutely do not want to see happen.

Jan 15 09:52

Federal Judge Drops the Hammer on Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby (Video)

When Freddie Gray was killed in Baltimore in 2015, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby over-inserted herself into the case.

While it is normal for a prosecutor to be zealous about a case, for Mosby, getting the officers allegedly involved in the death seemed something of a holy crusade.

A prosecutor’s job is to work for the truth, wherever that might lead you. The officers involved thought Mosby went beyond her job and sued her. Now a judge has upheld the cops’ right to continue with the lawsuit.

Despite the fact that this is a civil case, expect to hear the race baiters yelling asinine comments like, “She’s innocent until proven guilty…” Hmmmm. First of all, that would only apply in criminal cases, but since when do liberals or race-baiters let facts get in the way of their arguments, right?

Jan 15 09:48

Allies Block Obama’s Bid for Last Big UN Showdown With Russia

With just a week left in power, President Obama is said to be spoiling for one last big “showdown” with Russia at the UN Security Council. Diplomats, however, say the matter is all but dead, with both Britain and France resisting and trying to delay the vote beyond Obama’s term.

The resolution in question is a long-sought effort to impose sanctions on Syria for alleged chemical weapons use early in the Syrian Civil War, and the resolution would also criticize ISIS for its more recent chemical weapons use. The US has imposed unilateral sanctions instead, likely a recognition the UN vote isn’t happening.

The issue is two-fold, with the expectation that President-elect Donald Trump isn’t on the same page with Obama on the resolution a big reason US allies don’t want to push it through in Obama’s last days, fearing it would start relations with the new administration off on a bad footing. The bigger reason though is the January 23 Astana peace talks.

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Fingers crossed that the Astana talks will get some traction, because at the end of the day, the solution in Syria has to be political, rather than military.

And good on the UN for deferring voting on this resolution, particularly when it was proven that Syria did not use chemical weapons against its own people.

Syria did not use chemical weapons against its own people.

Jan 15 09:41

Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a "great day" that would help ensure Poland's security.

Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send a clear message to Russia.
Russia has criticized the continuous deployments as a threat to Russian security.
"It's a great day today when we can welcome, here in Zagan, American soldiers who represent the best, the greatest army in the world," Szydlo said at the ceremony in the snowy western town of Zagan.

Speaking after the Polish leader, Paul Jones, the US ambassador to Poland, said the troops arriving in Poland were "America's most capable force," embodying an "iron-clad commitment" to defend NATO allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good look at the image at the top of this article. And yes, I can see that there's snow on the ground, which isn't that unusual for Poland in the wintertime.

But look at the puny crowd of onlookers, center-left. I have to wonder if they were "forcefully invited", because they were families of Polish military members, or if it was a "rent a crowd" for hire.

The Polish government may want these troops here; the Polish military may want these troops here; but I really have to wonder about the Polish people wanting these troops here.

They have a first-hand history of wars being fought on their soil, and I strongly doubt that they want to see another war on Polish soil, courtesy of a US/NATO false flag against Russia.

Jan 15 09:29

GOP Governors Privately Urging Congress To Reconsider Full Obamacare Repeal

As congressional Republicans move forward on plans to quickly repeal and ? less quickly ? replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, a wide variety of industry and political influencers are trying to slow their progress. Among the most persuasive may be a set of Republican governors who are fearful about losing the substantial health and monetary benefits from the law that their states currently enjoy.

On Friday morning, Politico reported on five such GOP governors who have been publicly calling on lawmakers to consider keeping the portion of the Affordable Care Act that supports the expansion of Medicaid in states that choose to.

Behind the scenes, these same governors are also working to persuade lawmakers from their states and those who have purview over the repeal and replace strategy that it would be wise to keep some portion of the federal matching funds for states that have pursued Medicaid expansion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem here is, if Obamacare is immediately removed, with no replacement policy in place, what happens to people who are getting critically needed care, and the money for that care stops?!?

Is the Trump administration going to opt for involuntary euthanasia in those cases, where people cannot possibly pay for their own care?!?

I know it sounds ridiculous, but it may not be so far off the mark here; and that is what Federal and State lawmakers should be considering, and quickly.

Jan 15 09:24

North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And Kill Protesters

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota are taking aim at protesters with a handful of bills that would make another pipeline protest far more dangerous.

The oil-friendly legislature argues that its constituents are frustrated over the protests, which led federal authorities to halt construction of the $3.8-billion Dakota Access Pipeline as thousands of protesters braved cold weather and violence for months.

A bill that state GOP Rep. Keith Kempenich introduced would exempt drivers from liability if they accidentally hit a pedestrian, according to the Bismarck Tribune. House Bill 1203 was written up in direct response to groups of protesters blocking roadways, Kempenich told the paper. He claims protesters were seen jumping out in front of vehicles.

“It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian,” Kempenich said. “They’re intentionally putting themselves in danger.”

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When I originally read the headline, I thought it had to be a really sick joke, but I was completely, utterly wrong.

Apparently, Representative Keith Kempenich firmly believes that assassination of peaceful protesters, exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceable assembly, is the "new normal".

I sincerely hope his brother and sister North Dakotan legislators prove him wrong.

Jan 15 08:55

THE CLINTON FOUNDATION IS SHUTTING DOWN THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

In a "mass layoff" event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also emerged that long-time Bill Clinton friend Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover, especially after Band emailed Podesta "If this story gets out, we are screwed."

Filed as mandated by the Department of Labor's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, on January 12, the Clinton Foundation's Veronika Shiroka advised the DOL that as part of a "Plant Layoff" it would layoff 22 workers on April 15, with reason for the dislocation stated as "Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Some document shredding and computer wiping companies are about to get fabulously wealthy!!

And are there any bets as to whether the DOJ is going to be able, or willing, to get their hands on crucial documents proving, incontrovertibly, the "pay for play" elements of the foundation's existence?!?

Were I a betting woman, my bet would be....absolutely not.

Jan 15 08:37

George Soros Funded Domestic Terror Group ‘DisruptJ20’ Plans To Shutdown Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The organization #DisruptJ20 already announced at a press conference Thursday its various plans to wreak havoc at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration and in the days leading up to it.

Jan 15 07:52

Fired DC National Guard General was appointed by Bush, failed to defend Pentagon on 9-11, and is afraid Trump will prosecute him if he's under Trumps Command.

Very short FOX vid explaining how Trump offered him to keep his post, but he refused Trumps offer:
The DC National Guard, and the subdivision of the DC Air National Guard, being under the command of Trump, needs no Judges, Supreme Court Justices, Senators or Congressmen for President Trump to investigate the Pentagon hit. And General Schwartz is running scared!

Jan 15 04:39

Can Trump Fix the Economy In 2017?

Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist, journalist, blogger and former civil servant. He reached the height of his government career when he became the United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan in 1981.

Dr. Roberts elucidates how Trump can fix the the Economy.

I cannot assure you that Trump is not another fake like Obama. But it is a mistake to begin with this assumption. Why write off in advance the only person with the courage to put his life on the line and take on the corrupt and evil Washington establishment?

Jan 15 04:36

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative

In a "mass layoff" event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also emerged that long-time Bill Clinton friend Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover, especially after Band emailed Podesta

Jan 14 19:50

Anonymous – Message to the Citizens of the World VII 1/14/17 (Please Share)

Largely in response to the number of people rising up from various countries around the world all expressing their dissatisfaction with highly centralized forms of big government, and the growing global police state, for slightly over a year the group Anonymous has been releasing a series of messages to the citizens of the world.

On January 14th, 2017, they have just released their newest message. It begins as follows:

-- "When criminals have the power of government on the their side, there is no stopping them…
-- History shows that the only way of altering these familiar reigns of terror is stealing the government back from them by any means necessary…

-- No matter how much blood is spilled it will be far less than simply letting the tyrants have their way…

-- By rousing the public to act…"

That is just the beginning of what Anonymous has to say in their latest message.

Jan 14 19:25

Facebook says WhatsApp government snooping “backdoor” is “excepted behavior”

A University of California security researcher has uncovered a WhatsApp 'backdoor' that can be used to intercept and snoop on private encrypted communications sent using the mobile messing service.

Jan 14 17:50

These 13 Corrupt Democrats Stopped Bernie Sanders’ Amendment

The US Senate narrowly voted against an amendment bought by Bernie Sanders and backed by Donald Trump that would have reduced prescription drug prices for all Americans by opening up imports from Canada. Why did such a no-brainer of an amendment fail to pass?

Jan 14 15:28

Merkel Creates Giant EU Army To Defend Against Trump

Angela Merkel has vowed to take charge in creating a new EU army that will defend Europe against the “dangers” of a Trump administration.

Jan 14 13:35

Is Trump Already Finished? — Paul Craig Roberts

January 13, 2017
Is Trump Already Finished?

Paul Craig Roberts

It did not take long before we knew there was no hope of change from President Obama. But at least he went into his inauguration with an unprecedented number of Americans on the Mall showing their support for the President of Change. Hope was abundant.

But with Trump, we are already losing faith, if not yet with him, at least with his choice of those who comprise his government even before Trump is inaugurated.

Trump’s choice for Secretary of State not only sounds like the neoconservatives in declaring Russia to be a threat to the United States and all of Europe, but also sounds like Hillary Clinton in declaring the South China Sea to be an area of US dominance. One would think that the chaiman of Exxon was not an idiot, but I am no longer sure. In his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson said that China’s access to its own South China Sea is “not going to be allowed.”

Jan 14 13:21

Democrats Actually Believe FBI Director Comey Is The Reason "Crooked Hillary" Lost The Election!

I hope Hillary Clinton will be referred to as "Crooked Hillary" for the rest of her life. She is beyond crooked, and she lost the Election because the American people knew that.

Jan 14 13:15

Is Trump About to Debunk the Media’s ‘Putin-gate’ Conspiracy Theory?

So get out the popcorn, and put your feet up: the entertainment is about to begin!

Cold war drama fizzling fast

“It wouldn’t be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War” – that’s how the Los Angeles Times described the sequence of events leading up to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats (“spies”) and the latest face-off between Washington and Moscow.

Indeed the whole episode of has about it a fictional aura, which is, after all, only appropriate, since the entire basis of this latest cold war drama is pure invention.

Jan 14 13:12

The Establishment Is Trying To Steal The Presidency From Trump And the Liberal-Left Is Helping

Where is the liberal-left’s moral conscience?

The US military, the CIA, and their whores in the US media are undemocratically pursuing their own agenda independent of the policy of the president-elect.

We could dismiss Trump’s admission as throwing a bone to the CIA so they can feel vindicated and get off his back, and the statements by Tillerson and Mattis could be dismissed as what has to be said in order to be confirmed.

Jan 14 13:05

US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump Into War with Russia

The big shots who run the country are trying to strong-arm ‘the Donald’ into carrying their water so the depredations can continue...

Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war.

Last week’s 25-page report, that was released by the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, illustrates to what extent intelligence is being “fixed around the policy”.

The Intelligence Community has been coerced into compromising its credibility to incite fear of Russia and to advance the geopolitical ambitions of deep state powerbrokers.

Jan 14 12:59

Risks and Opportunities for 2017

Just a few days into 2017 and we can already say with a great degree of confidence that 2017 will be a historical year. Furthermore, I submit that 2017 will be the “Year of Trump” because one of roughly three things will happen: either Trump will fully deliver on his threats and promises, or Trump deliver on some, but far from all, his threats and promises or, finally, Trump will be neutralized by the Neocon-run Congress, media, intelligence community. He might even be impeached or murdered.

Of course, there is an infinity of sub-possibilities here, but for the purpose of this discussion I will call the first option “Trump heavy”, the second one “Trump light” and the third one “Trump down”.

Jan 14 12:55

Let Trump Be Trump?

Could Trump redefine the presidency?

Donald Trump may be a historic figure, but that does not mean he is easy to understand or anticipate. One thing is for sure – he has a unique style and form of communication.

Jan 14 12:30

Snowden: NSA ‘Unchained’ – Obama Grants Unprecedented Spy Powers

Whistleblower Edward Snowden warns President Obama has just ‘Unchained’ the NSA by granting the agency unprecedented spying powers through executive order just before President-elect Trump takes office.

Jan 14 12:30

Israel bombs Syria – Airport in capitol Damascus engulfed in flames

Just as the Syrian proxy war showed some hopeful signs of finally dying down, the Syrian army command said on Friday that Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions of what it called a “flagrant” attack.

Jan 14 12:27

Buzz Feed published Russia Trump sex memos to expose CNN’s 'fake news'

Buzz Feed’s editor-in-chief tells MSBNC he knew the Russia sex scandal memos were fake but published them to inform the public about the Fake News reports the media was reporting about them them.

Jan 14 11:57

Obama Extends Sanctions On Russia Over Aggression In Ukraine By One Year

U.S. President Barack Obama on January 13 extended all U.S. sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine by one year through March 2018.

The move appears designed to make it harder for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to roll back the sanctions after Obama leaves office on January 20. Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia and would take a second look at the sanctions, although several of his chosen cabinet members said this week that they support the sanctions.

In extending the sanctions, which were due to expire in March 2017, Obama said the Russian government and other people and organizations targeted by the sanctions have "undermined democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine" by their "use of force in Ukraine" and thereby "threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity."

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Russia never annexed Crimea; Obama, and his cronies, just made this lie up, because after the US/IMF/NATO-orchestrated putsch in 2014 where the duly elected President of Ukraine, Yanukovich, was thrown under a bus, and replaced by Poroshenko, Crimean officials understood, very clearly, that there was no legitimate government in Kiev.

In fact, Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State, bragged in a presentation about how much money the US had spent on destablising Ukraine, and the US's intention to install a western-centric puppet as its President.

Victoria Nuland brags about how much money the US has spent to destabilize Ukraine

Funny, Obama seems to have an intense and severe case of SMD (selective memory disorder) on this regime change his administration helped to orchestrate.

But when Crimean officials realized that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, they did two things.

First was an honest and transparent referendum for the Crimean people, to ask if they would rather stay with Ukraine, post-putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to become a part of it. Overwhelmingly, the Crimean people voted to leave Ukraine, and join the Russian Federation; when petitioned by Crimea, the Russian Federation accepted, and Crimea became a part of the Russian Federation through peaceful self determination, as was its right under the UN Charter.

No "Russian annexation" ever happened, period, end of discussion.

And although what Crimea did was perfectly legitimate, it got the Ukraine and US governments steaming mad, so they collectively made up this lie about annexation; and now, the US government is penalising Russia, through this lie, for something it never, ever did.

This was an absolutely vile move on the part of President Obama, during his last days in office, and it will, practically, make it more difficult for Trump to ease relations with Russia.

Jan 14 11:39

Netanyahu Promised Mozes to Stifle Adelson's Daily: 'We Can Legislate It, We'll Set Up a Committee'

Also on Friday, Channel 10 cited senior police officials as saying that they will likely recommend charging Netanyahu in both cases, the first of which touches on his negotiations with Mozes and the second of which focuses on suspicions that he received gifts and benefits from businessman. According to Channel 2, these benefits were worth 600,000 shekels ($150,000).

Meanwhile, the Justice Ministry and the prosecution believe that an indictment is more likely to emerge from the second case, while the first case is less certain, Channel 10 said.

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This couldn't possibly happen to a more deserving politician!! :-)

Netanyahu MAY be able to use the power of the Prime Ministry to make this "go away"; but if he cannot, there may be a snap election in Israel, and perhaps (heaven willing) a different, less volatile; less insane and hubristic; and more pragmatic direction taken by their government.

One can always hope...

Jan 14 11:26

Here Are The Worst Parts Of DOJ’s Damning Chicago Police Investigation

Federal investigators have found the Chicago Police Department routinely violated civil rights of citizens, according to a report issued Friday. Here are some of the most concerning parts of the assessment by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The report includes explicit language. Read more on the report here.

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Welcome to Rahm Emanuel's Chicago!

And it is interesting to notice that this report came out under his watch as Mayor.

If he had any Presidential aspirations, and that was his motivation for becoming the mayor of Chicago, they have all but been crushed by this damning Federal investigation.

Jan 14 11:20

Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: ‘I’d Be Dead’ Without Obamacare

A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare.

“Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans, who identified himself as a longtime Republican who had worked on campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, used to oppose the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment.

As a small business owner, Jeans explained, he doesn’t get health insurance through work like many people do.

“I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance,” he said. And with a pre-existing condition, he likely would have had a hard time buying coverage in the pre-Obamacare U.S.

“I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him,” he said.

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Here is my problem with an instantaneous repeal of Obamacare; what happens to people with urgent health issues, under treatment, when payment for critically needed health services, just stops?!?

What does Trump plan, a massive wave of involuntary euthanasia?!?

And as ridiculous as that may sound, I have to wonder, because I am not hearing a word from top Republican leaders about how they are going to address the issue of people under medical care, who will still need that medical care when Obamacare is repealed.

Jan 14 11:20

Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: ‘I’d Be Dead’ Without Obamacare

A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare.

“Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans, who identified himself as a longtime Republican who had worked on campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, used to oppose the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment.

As a small business owner, Jeans explained, he doesn’t get health insurance through work like many people do.

“I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance,” he said. And with a pre-existing condition, he likely would have had a hard time buying coverage in the pre-Obamacare U.S.

“I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him,” he said.

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Here is my problem with an instantaneous repeal of Obamacare; what happens to people with urgent health issues, under treatment, when payment for critically needed health services, just stops?!?

What does Trump plan, a massive wave of involuntary euthanasia?!?

And as ridiculous as that may sound, I have to wonder, because I am not hearing a word from top Republican leaders about how they are going to address the issue of people under medical care, who will still need that medical care when Obamacare is repealed.

Jan 14 11:13

COURT SAYS TOSSING A FLASHBANG GRENADE INTO A ROOM WITH A TODDLER IS 'UNREASONABLE' POLICE BEHAVIOR

The Evansville (IN) Police Department has seen a drug bust go up in a cloud of flashbang smoke. A search warrant for drugs and weapons, based on an informant's tip, was executed perfectly… if you're the sort of person who believes it takes a dozen heavily-armed officers, a Lenco Bearcat, and two flashbangs to grab a suspect no one felt like arresting when he was outside alone taking out his trash. (via FourthAmendment.com)

The state appeals court decision [PDF] hinges on the deployment of a flashbang grenade into a room containing a toddler. Fortunately, in this case, the toddler was only frightened, rather than severely burned. But it was this tossed flashbang that ultimately undoes the PD's case. The evidence is suppressed and the conviction reversed.

Scattered throughout the opinion are some amazing depictions of the PD's SWAT team at work -- and how those officers seem to believe the violence of their entries during warrant service are somehow just the new normal.

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IF Illinois' officers believe that this is a great example of the phrase "to protect and serve", Illinois residents need to vote with their feet, if possible, and leave the state immediately, because living in this state can DEFINITELY be hazardous to one's health, and the health of one's children.

Jan 14 11:02

POISON FRUIT

In 2014, the first and most comprehensive look at the environmental causes of autism and developmental delay, known as the CHARGE study, found that the nearby application of agricultural pesticides greatly increases the risk of autism. Women who lived less than a mile from fields where chlorpyrifos was sprayed during their second trimesters of pregnancy, as Magda did, had their chances of giving birth to an autistic child more than triple. And it was just one of dozens of recent studies that have linked even small amounts of fetal chlorpyrifos exposure to neurodevelopmental problems, including ADHD, intelligence deficits, and learning difficulties.

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With people now understanding, and acknowledging these findings, DOW should be hit with a class action suit so hard that it is sued out of existence, and the execs touting this chemical, and signing off on its manufacture, should be doing hard jail time, as an example to other chemical manufacturers that poisoning America's children will not be tolerated.

Jan 14 11:01

Ron Paul Classic: "We've Been Neo-Conned!" (2003 Video)

"The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted. The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the size of government. There has not been, nor will there soon be, a conservative revolution in Washington. Political party control of the federal government has changed, but the inexorable growth in the size and scope of government has continued unabated. The liberal arguments for limited government in personal affairs and foreign military adventurism were never seriously considered as part of this revolution. Since the change of the political party in charge has not made a difference, who's really in charge? If the particular party in power makes little difference, whose policy is it that permits expanded government programs, increased spending, huge deficits, nation building and the pervasive invasion of our privacy, with fewer Fourth Amendment protections than ever before?

Jan 14 10:56

CONGRESSWOMAN SAYS US GOVERNMENT IS ARMING ISIS, INTRODUCES BILL TO STOP IT

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has broken free of the corporate media’s narrative by accusing the United States of funding and arming terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS.

“If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail,” Gabbard tweeted on Saturday.

Most importantly, however, is her introduction of the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” which she presented last Thursday. In her presentation of the bill, Gabbard cited prominent publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to show that the rebels the U.S. is supporting in Syria are aligned with al-Nusra (which is essentially al-Qaeda in Syria).

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Wakie, Wakie, DNC!!

If you have two collective brain cells you can rub together, you need to be paying attention to this pro-peace Democrat from Hawaii, and look at running her for President in 2020.

A minority female from Hawaii with some sense of ethics and morality?!?

Hey, it just might work next time around!!!

Jan 14 10:50

TRUMP RECRUITS ANOTHER GOLDMAN SACHS BANKSTER

Donald Trump has announced another Goldman Sachs insider will join his administration.

Anthony Scaramucci, also know as “The Mooch,” will serve as Donald Trump’s liaison to the financial class. The former hedge fund ringmaster will likely occupy Valerie Jarrett’s Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Steve Bannon, Steven Mnuchin (who will head up the Treasury), Gary Cohn, and Jay Clayton worked for Goldman Sachs.

How is the anti-establishment establishment supposed to fulfill its promise to restore the economy if its top people are former banksters and hedge fund managers?

How are guys associated with a firm that packaged and sold toxic securities while betting they would fail and screw over investors good for America? How in the hell are they anti-establishment?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a deep, collective gloom hovering over those who were robbed of the choice of Bernie Sanders, and defected to Trump, because a Hillary Clinton presidency was utterly unthinkable.

But hang in there; we may well, collectively be dealing with some "buyer's remorse" regarding Trump, but with a Trump presidency the only option we could choose, let's give the guy a chance.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am not a "Trumpista"; if it looks as though he is actually making moves to take care of the American people, I will acknowledge him for that.

If it looks as though this Administration reverts to an "Of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations" model, he can expect as fierce a criticism from me as I have heaped upon President Obama.

Jan 14 10:41

GEORGE SOROS: THE MAN BEHIND THE MAYHEM

George Soros states that his overriding cause in everything he supports philanthropically is what he calls the creation of “open societies,” and he states that the one principle he believes can save humanity is pluralism. Without that, he believes we will destroy each other. He witnessed such destruction as a boy in Hungary under Hitler’s occupation where clearly pluralistic cultures were not embraced, and he states those years were formative to his character, as I imagine they would be.

Maybe that is what drives Soros to put enormous amounts of money into squeezing people together through immigration, even though he sees that it is creating stress fractures in his beloved European Union. Given the horrors that he witnessed as a child, his need to force pluralistic societies into being could be pathologically driven.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I, for one, believe that all immigrants from Africa and the Middle East should only be allowed to live on Soros-owned and leased properties, so that he, too can be "culturally enriched".

Wave of violence shakes Germany's calm

Jan 14 10:01

Reality Check: Buzzfeed/CNN DID Push #Fakenews in "Trump Intelligence Memos"

Jan 14 10:00

DODGY DOSSIER: The Trump-Russia Dossier Was Funded by Political Rivals

This week an unverified 35-page document concerning President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia had been published by Buzzfeed. The so-called dossier, that levied unfounded accusations against Trump was initially given oxygen by CNN and included an unsubstantiated sexual blackmail scenario contained within the leaked US intelligence summary.

It is too early to tell exactly what the implications of the leaked intelligence dossier will be – but there’s no doubt that it has compounded an already tense relationship between Trump, the FBI, CIA and Trump’s political rivals moving forward…

Jan 14 09:28

Why Did the Al-Jazeera Expose Fail?

The Brits should certainly ask themselves how come it is left to a Qatari TV network to reveal the shocking news about their democracy being taken over by a foreign Lobby. Should this not be the concern for the BBC or the Guardian? And even after the Al-Jazeera expose, the British media remained silent and the question must be asked: would it have stayed as silent had Shai Masot been a Russian? Would it have stayed as silent if MP Joan Ryan was exposed as an Iranian lobbyist?

Jan 14 09:27

FAKE NEWS: WaPo Did Not Tell Whole Story on DC National Guard Chief’s Resignation

The Trump administration told FOX News of Friday the story is a crock.

Schwartz was offered to stay on his post until after the Inauguration but decided to quit during the ceremony and then he ran to the press to complain.

According to FOX News,

“The Trump Transition team reportedly offered to let him keep his job until the ceremonies were over. Maj. Gen Schwartz refused. It appears he would rather argue his would rather argue his case though in the press.”

Jan 14 08:01

Politically Incorrect Words to Wake and Shake TAXPAYERS - Thanks Rosie O!

Martial Law....individual freedom and Taxation...what do all these have in common?

Jan 14 07:51

King Family civil trial 10 minute video: US .01% assassinated Martin, with corporate media and political ‘leaders’ ongoing criminal co-conspirators after the fact to ‘fake news cover’ US rogue state empire killing humanity’s best, brightest, most loving

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

RT interviewing Bill Pepper for ten minutes:

Obviously, the following evidence demands arrests in our world of the present of those .01% liars in government and corporate media who act as ongoing criminal accomplices after the fact to protect those who assassinated Martin.

The overwhelming evidence of US government complicity found valid by the jury includes:

US 111th Military Intelligence Group were at Dr. King’s location during the assassination.
20th Special Forces Group had an 8-man sniper team at the assassination location on that day.
Usual Memphis Police special body guards were advised they “weren’t needed” on the day of the assassination.
Regular and constant police protection for Dr. King was removed from protecting Dr. King an hour before the assassination.
Military Intelligence set-up photographers on the roof of a fire station with clear view to Dr. King’s balcony.

Jan 14 00:21

US President-elect Donald Trump gives a press conference January 11, 2017 in New YorkTrump: Expect No Immediate Lifting of Anti-Russia Sanctions

US president-elect Donald Trump says he does not plan to immediately lift sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on Russia.

Jan 13 19:50

CDC keeps secret its mishaps with deadly germs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has faced congressional hearings and secret government sanctions over its sloppy lab safety practices, is keeping secret large swaths of information about dozens of recent incidents involving some of the world’s most dangerous bacteria and viruses.

CDC scientists apparently lost a box of deadly and highly-regulated influenza specimens and experienced multiple potential exposures involving viruses and bacteria, according to heavily-redacted laboratory incident reports obtained by USA TODAY. Several reports involve failures of safety equipment. In one, a scientist wearing full-body spacesuit-like gear to protect against lethal, often untreatable viruses like Ebola, had their purified air hose suddenly disconnect — “again” — in one the world’s most advanced biosafety level 4 labs.

Jan 13 17:22

BBC To Help Facebook ‘Crackdown’ On Alternative News

The BBC are to spend millions of pounds of taxpayers money in setting up a new ‘fact checking’ team tasked with debunking and eliminating alternative media websites from social media.

Jan 13 16:00

Day 82 - Where is Eric Braverman? Part 3. Who Killed Monica Petersen? George Webb

THE HEAT IS ON! The goal is to get the prosecution going before the inaguaration. The primary concern is whitewashing this all away for it to only fester and get worse! THIS IS A VERY WIDE NET!

PART 4

Jan 13 15:50

Questions Emerge Why Trump Security Advisor Spoke Repeatedly With Russian Ambassador

Tell us if you have heard this one before. The Washington Post reports that two people familiar with the issue, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claim that President-elect Trump's choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, held multiple phone conversations with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the US announced retaliation for Moscow's interference in the election.

Jan 13 15:45

Confirmed: "Unknown" Republican, Democrat Paid For Anti-Trump Report

"[Steele] told me that he had been retained in early June by a private research firm in the United States to look into Trump's activity in Europe and Russia. The American firm was conducting a Trump opposition research project that was first financed by a Republican source until the funding switched to a Democratic one. He was never told the identity of the client."

Jan 13 15:43

Aggressive Wal-Mart Goon Demands My Reciept, Again

You know what really gets me though? One of my biggest pet peeves- When they have an aggressive guy who stands at the door and acts as if he can demand to see your receipt before you leave. Here's the thing. In America, we have the 4th Amendment. Even a cop can't walk up to you, block your path and demand "SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS! EMPTY YOUR POCKETS!" So some smarmy Wal-Mart employee certainly has no authority to demand ##@@ from me any more than a cop or a homeless derelict would. I've dealt with this at Wal-Mart many times, most recently on Christmas eve.

Jan 13 15:34

NASTY “GOLDEN SHOWER” TRUMP BASHER INSISTS HE’S INNOCENT – BUT LOOK WHAT HE TWEETED OUT LAST MARCH

Rick is a GOP consultant who hates Trump. He attacked and smeared several Trump supporters all year long. His attacks were personal, disgusting and hateful. Because of his Trump-bashing he was frequently invited on CNN and MSNBC to bash the Republican president-elect.

Jan 13 14:22

Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the midst of the presidential ceremony, classified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops are deployed to help protect the nation’s capital during an inauguration he has spent months helping to plan.

“The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something really stinks here, in terms of the timing; and as reported at zerohedge.com today:

“The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration. “My troops will be on the street,” Schwartz, who turned 65 in October, said, “I’ll see them off but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” He said that he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.” Schwartz, who was appointed to head the guard by President George W. Bush in 2008, maintained the position through President Obama’s two terms. He said his orders came from the Pentagon but that he doesn’t know who made the decision. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) blasted the decision to remove Schwartz, especially on Inauguration Day. “It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment,” Mendelson said. He added that Schwartz’s sudden departure would be a long-term loss for the District. “He’s been really very good at working with the community and my impression was that he was good for the Guard.” Unlike in states, where the governor appoints the National Guard commander, in the District that duty falls to the president. Schwartz said that he has not been told why he was asked to step down. “I’m a soldier,” he said, noting that he was following orders and has no regrets. “I’m a presidential appointee, therefore the president has the power to remove me.”

The timing here just does not augur well at all for a "smooth transition", and I have to wonder just who at the Pentagon thought it was that critically important to have Schwartz stand down just as Trump is being inaugurated.

Folks, I hope to hell I am wrong, but I smell the proverbial rat here.

Jan 13 14:00

Bitch Ass "journalists" @CNN (video of the week)

CNN is worse than third world bad. It’s amazing anybody watches it.

Jan 13 13:59

US-NATO ‘Buildup on Russian Border Could Lead to Nuclear War’ – Nobel Laureate

On Thursday, US Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis told a Senate committee in confirmation hearings that NATO must build capacity in eastern Europe to deter Russia’s alleged aggression. This came a day after Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson testified that the United States would defend NATO member states if Russia invaded.

“There is little or no evidence that Russia is being aggressive towards the NATO countries,” Caldicott, co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, told Sputnik. “That is a lie that the United States insists on maintaining.”

Caldicott pointed out, however, that it was the United States and NATO, not Russia, that was building up its armed forces to unprecedented levels in central and eastern Europe and exacerbating tensions in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Caldicott to whom this article refers, is Dr. Helen Caldicott, the founder of the organisation "Physicians for Social Responsibility",and a woman for whom I have the highest respect.

Coupled with NATO's and the US's encirclement of Russia, with troops and materials pouring on to Russia's border, I have that nasty taste in my mouth, indicating that we are getting psychologically "prepped" for a huge false flag to be blamed on Russia, and off we go to World War 3.

Oh, and if you haven't picked up on it, several American and NATO Generals gave a news conference today, and this was what they said:

The US is ready for war against Russia in Europe!!

Just thought you should know, as we are being distracted by various US agencies who are investigating the activities of other agencies regarding the investigations of the Clinton email scandal.

Just like right before we were misdirected ("Conditized") with all the focus on the terrible death of Chandra Levy, a Congressional aide to Gary Condit right before 9/11, we are now getting "Clintonized" to distract our attention from a coming war with Russia.

Folks, something wicked this way comes; please pay attention to what is going on out there.

Jan 13 13:27

An Israeli army tactic: Intimidating Palestinian children in the night

The two wanted individuals were sleeping in the boys’ bedroom, with blue walls and three beds, all of them blue, too. The girls’ room is pink. Tariq woke up in a fright. A soldier grabbed him by the arm. At this point seven soldiers were in the house. One of them took Hikmat to the living room and ordered him to sit on the floor. Six-year-old Mahmoud, in his father’s arms, began to cry, “Daddy, daddy!” Another soldier shut Iman in her room with her two daughters; as he did this, one of them, Shahed, 11, broke into tears. The two wanted brothers were taken to separate rooms, and the doors closed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This vicious intimidation of Palestinian children by masked IDF members is an old stock in trade device.

Wow, it must take a REALLY MANLY MAN to punish innocent kids this way, just for their being Palestinian!!

Jan 13 13:20

Israeli official who plotted to 'take down' British MPs resigns

The Israeli embassy official who was caught on camera plotting to “take down” British MPs has resigned from government service.

Shai Masot, a senior political officer at the embassy in London, resigned several days ago when he was sent back to Israel. The UK Foreign Office and the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs both said that they regarded the matter as closed.

But the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, has called on the Commons foreign affairs committee to conduct an inquiry into the matter, saying it amounted to “improper interference in our democratic politics” by a foreign state.

Masot was filmed by an undercover reporter from Al Jazeera television’s investigations unit as he talked about taking down MPs he considered hostile to Israel, including Sir Alan Duncan, the foreign office minister.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on ya, Al Jazeera; good on ya!!!!!

But a small caveat to the British House of Lords, and House of Commons; please don't think the problem has been cured here because the symptom is no longer there.
At this point, you must fully expect anyone representing the Israeli government who replaces Shai Masot to be looking at attempting to do precisely the same thing he was, just with a little more finesse; this is the way the Israeli establishment thinks, and the sooner you accept it, the sooner you will be more able to prevent its negative impact on the British government.

Jan 13 13:05

US watched ISIS rise in Syria and hoped to ‘manage’ it — Kerry on leaked tape

The New York Times got a hold of the tape back in September and wrote a story about it. So did CNN. More on their accounts later.

The thrust of the conversation was the mutual frustration of Kerry and the Syrians that Bashar al-Assad was still in power and able to commit atrocities with the support of the Russians, who don’t adhere to international law the way we Americans do. I’d recommend listening to the whole tape; but the conversation went something like this:

The Syrians complained we aren’t helping enough. Kerry and his associates said we and the Saudis and Qatar and Turkey had provided huge amounts of aid to the rebels, who unfortunately were sort of aligned with extremists.

“Nusra makes it hard,” Kerry said, referring to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. “Nusra and Daesh [ISIS] both make it hard, because you have this extreme element out there and unfortunately some of the opposition has kind of chosen to work with them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; the US government allowed ISIS to grow to destabilise the Syrian government, believing it would push Al-Assad to the negotiating table, and then would resign; but Al-Assad called for Russian help, which has been the major factor in getting most of the jihadists out of Syria successfully.

And no one in the White House, Pentagon, or State Department saw Russian help coming, if Al Assad asked for it?!?

THAT...was a catastrophic failure of imagination on the part of the US government, and very much demonstrates an almost pathological inability of US government analysts to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

Jan 13 12:52

US Forces Massacred Afghan Civilians ‘In Self Defense’

In early November incident in the northern Kunduz Province of Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of 33 Afghan civilians, a Pentagon military investigation concluded in a new report issued today. The troops ordered airstrikes against the village of Boz, and the bombings killed large numbers of civilians within.

The report was quick to shrug off the civilian casualties, insisting that the troops “acted in self defense,” and that they are clearing the troops of any wrongdoing for calling in airstrikes against civilian homes within a village, presenting it as an appropriate response.

The investigation centered its justification on claims that Taliban forces had fired on troops, and might well have been within any given house in the village, concluding that bombing all the houses was the “minimum force required” to neutralize “various threats” they might conceivably be under.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, slaughter and assassination of innocent non-combatants is defined by the US military as "self defense"?!?!?

This very much reminds me of the response of the Papal legate, during the Catholic Church's genocide against the French Cathars.

When apprised that there were women and children with the men at Mont Segeur, he responded: "Kill them all: God will find his own."

Jan 13 12:46

US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump into War With Russia

Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war. This is the real meaning of the “Russia hacking” story which, as yet, has not produced any hard evidence of Russian complicity.

Jan 13 12:45

Rex Tillerson Wants to Provide Saudi Arabia With More Help to Bomb Yemen

FOR 21 MONTHS, a coalition of nations led by Saudi Arabia has been relentlessly bombing Yemen, using U.S.- and U.K.-produced weapons and intelligence in a war that has devastated Yemen and killed well over 10,000 civilians.

There is abundant evidence that the high civilian death toll in Yemen is the result of deliberate — not accidental — strikes by Saudi Arabia. During its air campaign, Saudi Arabia has bombed endless civilian targets — including homes, farms, markets, factories, water infrastructure, hospitals, and children’s schools — and has even gone so far as to use internationally banned cluster weapons, which are designed to inflict damage over a wide area and often remain lethal years after being dropped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rex, Rex, Rex, REX REX!!!!!!

I am having an industrial strength, palm to forehead moment, reading this, at warp speed!

Are you happy that the US has been complicit in Saudi war crimes by selling them the bullets and bombs to make their destruction of Yemen as complete as possible, including the bombing to death and starving to death Yemen's children?!?!?

Please, for God's sake, tell me no!!

And whoever on the TTT (Trump Transition Team) who is following this blog, please share the following images with Mr. Tillerson, so he "gets it", as to what the real issue here is, which can ultimately only be resolved through political negotiation by all sides.

This is what life looks like to a Yemeni kid these days:

Images: starving Yemeni children, as a result of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen

Images: Killed and wounded children, courtesy of Saudi bombing raids in Yemen

I would like to politely point out that the Saudi "Scorched earth" policy in Yemen has not been working.

And one of the most classic definitions of insanity is to do the same thing, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome; so it is with the US government's enabling the Saudi war against Yemen.

Jan 13 12:39

Dahr Jamail | James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

In November 2005 US marines in Iraq committed a massacre of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians. The slaughtering of unarmed men, women, children and elderly people, shot multiple times at close range, was retribution for a roadside bomb attack on a convoy of marines. The war crimes were extremely well documented and the atrocity garnered international attention.

Mattis went on to dismiss all of the charges leveled against the marines who had been accused of killing the civilians and of the eight originally charged, only one still faces possible prosecution, but one can guess how that will end up.
Mattis was the head of Camp Pendleton's 1st Marine Division in Iraq and played a lead role during both of the US sieges of Fallujah in 2004.
While reporting from inside Fallujah during that siege, I personally witnessed women, children, elderly people and ambulances being targeted by US snipers under Mattis' command. Needless to say, all of these are war crimes.

Jan 13 12:31

Russia is the Principle Threat to the United States' - Pentagon Chief Nominee

The primary threat to America comes from the district of criminals.
This guy is recognized internationaly as a war criminal for Fallujah and letting the marine rapists and murderers of whole families during the Haditha massacre off.

Retired Gen. James Mattis said Russia posed the primary threat to the United States.

Jan 13 11:38

OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Let's start with some basic concepts. You live in an age of lies. Every day of your life you are literally being drowned in lies. Lies by government. Lies by advertisers. Lies by the corporate media.

Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government is economizing it!

...

The historical fact is that all rulers lie pretty much all of the time, and each newly revealed lie ought not to be thought of as a shocking isolated incident, but merely a continuation of standard operating bullshit! In short, the vast majority of what you are told by rulers is a lie, and the rare moment of absolute truth a rare and precious gem worthy of celebration.

Here are some examples from history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporate media is in a panic right now. Ari Fleischer is bemoaning the fact that all corporate media is seen as on the same level with BuzzFeed, and Howard Kurtz is claiming that it is bad for the country when the corporate media loses the "Moral Authority" to mediate disputes (meaning to decide for you what is real and what is not). It isn't bad for the country, just bad for the liars, but to them that is the same thing.


"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
-- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising". former NBC news President Rubin Frank

Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Sun, made this candid confession [it's worth noting that Swinton was called "The Dean of His Profession" by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:

" There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.

If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "


"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box." -- Edward R. Murrow

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Jan 13 11:22

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

What do these pieces of evidence tell you?

The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over.

Pentagon officials say the cold war with Russia is for profit and bureaucracy.

When there was danger of peace breaking out in Syria, the U.S. military acted to prevent it, apparently against the will of President Obama.

The U.S. facilitated a coup in Ukraine, characterized a secession vote in Crimea as an invasion and seizure by force, made unsubstantiated claims about the shooting down of an airplane, opened a missile base in Romania, started building a missile base in Poland, moved more troops and equipment into Eastern Europe than seen since World War II, dropped all pretense that the enemy provoking all this was Iran, and spread the word through endless repetition that Russia was threatening Europe (even though Russia, for all its real crimes and offenses, including bombing Syria, was not threatening Europe).

Jan 13 11:18

Thousands of US Troops, Tanks Advance Toward Russian Border

Having arrived in Germany a few days ago, a mass of over 3,000 US ground troops backed by a large column of American tanks are advancing eastward toward the Russian border today, heading across Poland as part of a major NATO operation called Atlantic Resolve.

Unlike a lot of more specific war-games simulating explicit wars on certain fronts, Atlantic Resolve was initially launched just to spite Russia over the civil war in Eastern Ukraine, and seems to be designed more or less to simply antagonize Russia militarily.

And it’s doing it’s job, in that event, as Russian officials expressed serious concern over the matter, saying they believe the advance of a large number of US troops heading toward Russia is a threat to national security. They also added that they don’t appreciate having a large number of troops massed on their European border by a nation that isn’t even European.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg; your efforts at attempting to "...lock President-Elect Trump into a policy of hostility toward Russia." is headed toward an epic fail.

There's only one week before Trump gets inaugurated, and after that point, he and his team will, hopefully, make the right decisions for the future of this country vis a vis Russia, and I can tell you, with very little fear of contradiction, that their Russian policy will NOT be war-centric, as is NATO's.

Jan 13 11:07

OF WIZARDS AND WASHINGTON AND THE DREARY, UNRELENTING REALITY OF AMERICAN POLITICS

What the controversy engendered by “the Russians did it” has achieved is almost the opposite to what was intended. Dubious claims and pretend evidence have caused lights to shine brightly over what is a blanketing fabric of dishonesty in America’s establishment. The fabric covers everything from foreign affairs and the military to the details of domestic affairs. It is immense, complex, and carefully constructed covering, and those who created it have very little tolerance for any of it being scrutinized under spotlights. Achieving this scrutiny may be regarded as Obama’s final act of failure.

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