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Aug 05 09:46

Manning’s Death Wouldn’t Be Enough for the State

This act of punishing Manning for her failed suicide attempt is just another cog in a brutal machine of torturing Manning for her perceived crimes. Just last year Manning was nearly thrown into solitary confinement for possession of LGBTQA+ reading material and (wait for it) toothpaste. There is no end to the control the state wants over Manning and people like her.

Because Manning symbolizes something that they want to crush: Rebellion.

And a government that is obsessed with control cannot allow Manning to live, or at least not in any real way. In this vein, perhaps the most damaging thing is that the military prison has consistently denied Manning, a trans woman, the necessary medical help so she can deal with dysphoria. This denial is in fact part and parcel of why Manning attempted to commit suicide in the first place among so many other factors none of us can even imagine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The additional punishment, unfortunately, may well ultimately lead to her suicide.

Should that happen,she may well be held up as a martyr by those who value peace, honesty, and transparency in government.

Aug 05 09:43

The US Plays Poker… But the Russians play chess…

That is why the United States government cannot think ahead. They can only think of winning this one hand and what is the probability of drawing that third ace to fill a full house. But the Russians are thinking ten moves ahead and what they’ll do if they manage to capture the American queen and both rooks off the board in a series of gambits planned in advance. The United States thinks it’s got another ace coming. But do we? I’m not seeing it. I think we’re holding aces and eights over here. The Dead Man’s Hand.

Aug 05 09:41

State Department Spokesperson Thinks The Idea They Are Transparent Is Laughable

Aug 05 09:22

Obama Can’t Believe Trump Thinks The Election Will Be ‘Rigged’

President Barack Obama on Thursday appeared half amused and half stunned by Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory, that the election will be “rigged” against him, failing to hide his disbelief when asked about the GOP presidential nominee’s claim at a news conference.

“I don’t even really know where to start on answering this question,” he said. “Of course the election will not be rigged! What does that mean?!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, President Obama, our Cocooned Commander in Chief, who lives in a comfortably parallel universe far from the rest of us, has never heard of the 2000 election, which was ultimately handed to George Bush by the Supreme Court after the terrible problem in Florida with rigged voting machines.

Would some of Rivero's Rangers please buy him a copy of "Recount", and "Hacking Democracy" and send these to him at the White House, accompanied by a link to the website blackboxvoting.org?!?

Thank you very much, folks!!

Aug 05 09:08

Former CIA Chief Smacks Down Donald Trump In Clinton Endorsement

Michael Morell ripped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his lack of experience and relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed Friday.

Morell held leadership roles at the CIA for over three years, serving as the agency’s acting director on two occasions during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. He lauded Clinton in the opinion piece for being “prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument” during their shared time in the Situation Room.

Trump, on the other hand, exudes traits that “suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief,” Morell wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be desperation on the cusp of madness, courtesy of the DNC.

Whatever this man was paid for his assessment, it cannot possibly have been enough!!!

Also, as reported at zerohedge.com today, we see the following stated by Mr. Morell:

Former acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013, Michael Morell has penned a NYTimes' Op-Ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and claiming "Mr. Putin has recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation." But as one commenter details, while Michael Morell portrays himself as some sort of bipartisan warrior, this is not true. He’s been vying for a position in a potential Hillary Clinton administration for three years now. Since he won't disclose his close ties with Hillary Clinton, we will... He was an active participant in painting the Benghazi attacks as caused by YouTube video. When Hillary Clinton says 'best information provided by the intelligence community" she is referring to her man in the CIA: Michael Morel Morell was the CIA official who crafted the "talking points" on Benghazi with the Obama White House according to his own testimony in 2014 to Congress. In emails later uncovered by Congress, CIA Director David Petraeus called the resulting talking-point language 'useless.' In 2013, he left the CIA to join a Wash DC consultancy group with strong links to Hillary Clinton. Beacon Global Strategies, Morell's employer, is a ten-person firm whose co-founders include Philippe Reines, a senior counselor to Hillary Clinton when she ran the State Department. Reines is still her spokesman, serving in that capacity in what New York magazine calls 'a second full-time job. “And if she runs again... Reines will be onboard,” the magazine concluded in Ferbruary 2014. Meaning that Morell, as a senior official at Beacon, will also likely be part of the Clinton spin machine. So with that in mind, here is Morell's Op-Ed "I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton"... During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president. No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president. Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security. I spent four years working with Mrs. Clinton when she was secretary of state, most often in the White House Situation Room. In these critically important meetings, I found her to be prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument.

Apparently, Mr. Morell is either singularly unacquainted with the fact that Osama Bin Laden died of natural consequences in December of 2001, or he is lying through his teeth; the highly staged assassination of some poor schmuck in Abbotabad in 2011 was simply a publicity stunt to make Obama look "Presidential" or "Commander-in Chief-ish".

And one has to wonder why Seal Team 6, which conducted this raid, as stated by Vice President Biden, died "mysteriously", in a chopper crash, after being fired upon (allegedly by the Taliban).

As reported at foxnews.com on 26 December, 2001:

Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader. "The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead," the source said. Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.

Aug 05 08:52

HORRIFIC VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI BORDER POLICE TERRORIZE 8-YO PALESTINIAN GIRL AND STEAL HER BIKE

An Israeli cop has been suspended after a heartbreaking video was posted online showing two officers terrorize an innocent 8-year-old Palestinian girl.

The video, which was taken last week and surfaced on Tuesday, shows two Israeli border officers confronting a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian girl, Anwar Burqan, on Hebron’s al-Ibrahimi St., demanding she stop on the roadside. When the first officer confronts the girl he stomps on her bike and berates her until she runs away screaming and crying.

After the girl runs away, another officer walks up, grabs her bike and throws it into the bushes.

According to Haaretz, large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. Apparently, the girl’s bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, it takes a really MANLY Israeli cop to destroy a little Palestinian girl's bike for inadvertently driving on a portion of a street which is restricted for "her kind" of human, doesn't it?!?

Netanyahu will probably see to it that this guy gets promoted!!

Aug 05 08:46

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE KILLING US – MEET ONE OF THE DOCTORS WHO JUST PUBLISHED A PAPER ABOUT IT

“Any drug causing more side effects than benefits will not be called a medicine. It would rather be called a poison.”

Here, we are talking about antidepressants. Dr. Peter Gotzsche, co-founder of Cochrane Collaboration (the world’s foremost body in assessing medical evidence), is currently working to make the world aware of the fact that the side effects associated with the several pharmaceutical grade drugs are actually killing people all over the world. According to his research, 100,000 people in the United States alone die each year from the side effects of correctly-used prescription drugs. He published many papers reasoning the fact that antidepressants are making people suffer with its harmful effects to a large extent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would far rather take my supplements and exercise than trust any doctor's prescription at this point.

A number of years ago, I had joint pain so intense that I could not play my acoustic piano or harp. The HMO we went to gave me numerous tests, but none that ever got to the source of my discomfort.

I was put on a pain medication by my doctors, which barely managed the pain.

However, I found out later that the drug company which manufactured this drug was paying doctors to prescribe this medication, even if it was "off book" (had never been studied relative to the kind of pain for which it was being prescribed.)

That was probably the big reason I was never given the one test I should have been given to find out what the root of my problem was; for chemical sensitivities.

When Mike and I came back from San Francisco, where he was working on a project, the pain returned with a vengeance. I went to see my orthopedist, had an x-ray done, and this man said he could see nothing in the x-ray to explain the pain I was feeling.

I remember coming home in tears and asking Mike, "Can you please tell me WHEN in my schedule do I have the time to be a hypochondriac?!?"

He did some research on line, and found out that the kind of joint pain I was experiencing frequently came from sensitivity to formaldehyde precursors, which are ubiquitous in lower-end cosmetics and cleaning products. We read labels, and threw out a bunch of cosmetics, and cleansers.

Within 24 hours, I was able to walk without pain for the first time in half a decade.

The next time I went to my orthopedist, I threw the confirming research down on his office table, and told him, "The next time you have a client who comes in with these kind of symptoms, but you see nothing on the x-rays, have them tested for chemical sensitivity! You could have saved me from unnecessary pain and suffering if you and your team had done this from the beginning of my symptoms manifesting!!"

When the Pfizer story got out, the two doctors who had been treating me either "retired", or were summarily fired from my HMO.

This is why, in the future, I will have absolutely no problem asking a physician point-blank if they are compensated for prescribing whatever drug they are prescribing for me; call it a patient's right to know.

Aug 05 08:36

National Guard, DEA & state police just raided an 81-year-old cancer patient's organic garden to 'protect' you

In a gross display of wasted taxpayer dollars, dozens of Massachusetts National Guard personnel, operating under a grant from the DEA, alongside Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week — to protect society from the dangers of his four marijuana plants.

Aug 05 08:26

NICARAGUAN PRESIDENT REMOVES POLITICAL OPPOSITION FROM CONGRESS, NOMINATES WIFE AS VICE PRESIDENT

While Latin America’s love of the political left has decreased as the oily money runs dry (e.g. Venezuela), one leader continues to strengthen his political grip across all corners of his country. Daniel Ortega, the 1980’s guerilla fighter who rose to fame by removing the Somoza dictatorship, is now creating his own version of authoritarianism.

Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November 2016, where Ortega will run for his third term (after changing the constitutional term limits). Evidently, Ortega is the overwhelming favorite given that he banned the main opposition party from running. Moreover, last week he removed all political opposition from Congress, essentially guaranteeing unanimous support from the legislative, judicial and executive branch. He stands alone.

This week, he nominated his wife as his running mate, and guaranteed that the Presidency will remain a family-run business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the United States is absolutely no stranger to political dynasties either, as witnessed by the rise of the Bush family, and the Clintons!!

Aug 05 08:12

FBI SEEKS 'SECRET' CONTROL OF SMARTPHONES

The FBI wants the ability to surreptitiously turn your smartphone into a video- and audio-recording device without your knowledge, and it is calling on the high-tech industry to supply it with an app to perform those surveillance functions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My understanding is that they already have this capability.

Aug 05 07:35

Bahrain's internet shutdown marks a 'new form of information control'

On July 23rd, people in the village of Duraz, Bahrain began having serious internet problems — mobile networks ground to a halt and landline connections were unusable. The outages continued for nearly three weeks, occurring from 7PM to 1AM every night, and they began just three days after residents took to the streets of Duraz in peaceful protest against the government. Bahrain's three telecoms offered no explanation for the localized blackout, saying only that they were working to fix it, but a new report suggests that it was ordered by the government, in what researchers call "a new form of information control."

Aug 05 07:07

1-minute video: Obama smirks, denies election fraud; won’t/can’t address President of American Statistical Association’s report documenting Democratic Primary election fraud. Had enough to demand arrests, or prefer dictatorship?

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“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ Gandhi on British responses to India’s requests for independence, and for British justification of their invasion, military occupation, and theft of resources as “Christian” and helpful (unsourced, and certainly in spirit of Gandhi’s work)

1-minute video:

In smirking denial reminiscent of President W. Bush, President Obama claimed to not know what a “rigged election” means, and a “conspiracy theory.”

Denial is a usual first response of the criminal liar, and certainly more plausible than Obama being unaware of widespread coverage of election fraud in the Democratic primaries. This documentation includes a report led by the President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Fritz Scheuren:

Aug 04 17:58

Clinton claims ‘consistency;’ 13-minute video documents eight huge lies, flip-flops. Americans: this is all you’ll ever get from .01% ‘leaders’ until you end this US rogue state with arrests

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Global Research’s sharp 13-minute video documents Hillary Clinton’s lies and flip-flops on these topics:

Same-sex marriage.
Whether she’s progressive or moderate.
Claimed she turned over all State Department e-mails when that total is less than 1%.
Claims she “went to Wall Street and said cut it out” while she takes money from those she claims to “criticize” (as if “cut it out” represents leadership and legal power to stop illegal activity).
Blames victims of mortgage fraud when those offering the contract are legally responsible for ethical verification.
Former universal health care support in rhetoric, then attack Sanders on that very policy position.
Claims she “mis-spoke” about being “under sniper fire” in Bosnia after being documented making the claim on five occasions.
Supported NAFTA and blocked opposition. Now claims to be a critic of NAFTA and lies about previous support.

Aug 04 15:57

Professor Claims Trump is Inspiring Violent Civil Unrest by Warning of Rigged Election

Ohio State University Professor Dan Tokaji claims that Donald Trump’s concerns over the presidential election being rigged could lead to violent civil unrest.

Aug 04 15:53

UTTER BS : Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ could be punishable racial harassment…

Workplace harassment law has become a content-based, viewpoint-based speech restriction, including on core political speech. A pretty serious First Amendment problem...

Aug 04 14:42

Truman’s True Warning on the CIA

Fifty years ago, exactly one month after John Kennedy was killed, the Washington Post published an op-ed titled “Limit CIA Role to Intelligence.” The first sentence of that op-ed on Dec. 22, 1963, read, “I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency.”

Aug 04 13:44

FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks

The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.

Aug 04 13:40

Gun Control Works! Mass knifing by Somali teen stuns UK… (BAN KNIVES!)

THE Somali teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after a knife attack in central London, where one woman died and five others were injured, has been named by sources as Zakaria Bulhan.

Aug 04 13:28

LA Times Admits: Media Ditching Objectivity to Attack Trump

“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP recently reported. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”

Aug 04 13:19

With Terror and Rape Spreading, “Self-Defense Weapons Permits Hit Record Highs” in Germany

It is sad that Europeans have been so disarmed that they must literally ask their government for permission to defend themselves, but that reality will not stop people from doing what it takes to protect themselves and their community.

Aug 04 13:16

Who Runs America? The Truth About The Secret Government & Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Are we really free? Or have we been conditioned to believe we are? Corporations and mainstream media have us glued to our TV screens, searching for answers, searching for promises that can never be kept. Living as the puppets we are, we’ve become distracted from the truth, our attention diverted to what we want to hear as opposed to what we need to hear.

Aug 04 09:56

Wearing “Don’t Tread on Me” insignia could be punishable racial harassment

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This nonsense has gone too far!

Aug 04 09:51

Hillary Clinton Exposed: Unfit for security clearance

Aug 04 07:39

STUDENT RECEIVES 55 DAY SUSPENSION FOR SAYING ALL LIVES MATTER

Shortly after five Dallas police officers were shot during a Black Lives Matter protest last month, Rohini Sethi posted a tweet that wasn’t all that different from thousands of other tweets made that day. It read, “Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter.” It wasn’t long before Rohini, who is the vice president of the Student Government Association at the University of Houston, received a massive backlash online from her peers.

Aug 04 06:47

The Diary of Anne Frank 5.0, an update

Roemer appealed again, and this time the court asked for the technical services of the official German forensic bureau, the Bundes Kriminal Amt (BKA) that performed a careful analysis of the original manuscript of the diary with microscope and ultraviolet illumination in order to confirm its authenticity — in particular, to determine when it was written.

The BKA found that large portions of the alleged “diary” were written in ballpoint pen — of a type that was not manufactured prior to 1951.The German magazine, Der Spiegel, summarized the report as follows: some editing postdated 1951;Experts had held that all the writing in the journal was by the same hand; and thus – the entire diary was a postwar fake.

Aug 04 06:31

UPDATE - VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack US Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran or Syria or Russia or China (or at least to stop us saying bad things about Hillary)?

Such a cyber false-flag also gives the US Government the excuse to take total control of the internet so that those pesky truth-seeking bloggers don't give the slaves uppity ideas that this is just another war-starting hoax like the attack on the USS Liberty or 9-11 or the Boston bombing. At the very least, the government could return the dissemination of information back to the sole monopoly of the corporate media, so the independent media stops reminding the voters of Hillary Clinton's crimes and corruptions!

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Aug 03 20:44

Clint Eastwood on Donald Trump’s Racism: ‘Just F—ing Get Over It’

“[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

Aug 03 17:50

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Solutions: education for truth, technology, and love to embrace reality and unleash human freedom (12 of 12)

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StormCloudsGathering’s The truth about school in 2 minutes:

Boy in a band’s powerful 3-minute Don’t stay in school rap:

The obvious solutions to a bullshit public education include:

Truth: comprehensive facts that are objective and independently verifiable so our children have the most important information for empowered lives.
Technology: to optimize learning and a thriving future that makes .01% empire history.
Love: Human freedom with truth and optimized technology opens unprecedented opportunity to explore our connectedness with all Life and each other. Living as loving beings also relegates dominating empire to history.
Some questions to consider:

What would Life look like if all the lies of omission and commission were corrected to truth? Where would we go and how would we live with truth?
If technology fulfills its promise to free humans with unprecedented time for creativity, how would Life be?

Aug 03 15:22

National Guard, DEA, State Police Raid 81-yo Cancer Patient’s Organic Garden to “Protect” You

In a gross display of wasted taxpayer dollars, dozens of Massachusetts National Guard personnel, operating under a grant from the DEA, alongside Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week — to protect society from the dangers of his four marijuana plants.

Paul Jackson, 81, of Martha’s Vineyard, grows cannabis to make medicine. His plants, along with several other plants, became the target of law enforcement last week in a crackdown on hardened criminals who’d dare to grow a plant that helps them.

Jackson was in his backyard last Tuesday when plainclothes men and a helicopter descended on his property. With no warrant, and without showing identification, these heroes ripped Jackson’s plants from the ground.

Aug 03 14:37

Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

??Since federal policy efforts have apparently done nothing to increase homeownership, let’s turn to taking a hard look at if we need the federal “homeownership industry” at all. Repealing the tens of thousands of pages of laws and regulations related to promoting homeownership over the past fifty years might be a good start.

Aug 03 14:24

Trump Ad Turns Hillary into Email-Eating Pac-Man

“Crooked Hillary is a lot like Ms. Pac-Man—she’ll keep going and going and going until she’s cornered and caught! ?#?MakeAmericaGreatAgain?,” Trump’s Facebook page wrote. -- The video shows Clinton devouring emails while evading FBI agents before finally being caught. Before being apprehended, Clinton is able to successfully destroy 30,000 emails – an obvious jab at the 30,000 deleted by the former secretary of state.

Aug 03 13:32

53-minute radio interview: Carl Herman explains US lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, requirement of arrests if America is to be a republic with a president rather than empire under dictators, $1,000,000 per household game-changing economic break

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Rense radio’s Raw Deal’s Professor Emeritus James Fetzer (University of Minnesota at Duluth) 53-minute interview with me:

Documentation and discussion:

A “great” America has at least these three required policies:

End lie-started and unlawful Wars of Aggression.
Arrest Left and Right .01% War Criminals and .01% trillions-looting banksters.
Enact monetary reform and public banking for ~$1,000,000 per US household benefits.

Because the documented facts are Emperor’s New Clothes obvious, any US leader, including Trump as president must stop the worst crime a nation’s military Commander-in-Chief can commit, arrest those who engaged in them, arrest banksters for fundamental fraud with tens of trillions in damages, and enact obvious economic reforms.

If Trump as US President will not act for these three policies, he must join those arrested for ongoing US crimes killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

Aug 03 12:28

CHANGE THE LYRICS: Cops Didn't 'Take It Easy' On A Corner In Winslow, Arizona, When they Gunned This Girl Down

"Well I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see.. it's a girl- NO! SLAUGHTERED IN THE STREET OUTSIDE CIRKLE K, SHOT 4 TIMES IN COLD BLOOD!!!" Cop let off the hook as usual. This is what happens when the government "investigates" itself. Here is the latest travesty of justice, the state sanctioned killing of 27-year-old Native American woman Loreal Tsingine

Aug 03 12:22

Man spends one month in jail, loses job and home after police mistake homemade soap for drugs

As Alexander J. Bernstein awaited the results of laboratory tests, he lost his job, reputation, apartment and possessions. He missed having Thanksgiving with his 17-month old son. When the laboratory results were in, they confirmed that the officers were wrong and that their field test had been faulty. The soap was indeed, soap. The state released Bernstein. Even so, Bernstein was left with $32,000 in court costs, a month of his life had been taken away from him, and everything he had was gone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THOSE FIELD TESTS CLEARLY DO NOT WORK!!!!!

Aug 03 11:49

Revealing The Real Rate Of Inflation Would Crash The System

This week, I've noted that Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001 while under-the-radar declines in value, quantity and quality are forms of Inflation Hidden in Plain Sight.

What would happen if the real rate of inflation was revealed? The entire status quo would immediately implode. Consider the immediate consequences to Social Security, interest rates and the cost of refinancing government debt.

Unbiased private-sector efforts to calculate the real rate of inflation have yielded a rate of around 7% to 13% per year, depending on the locale--many multiples of the official rate of around 1% per year.

So what happens if the status quo accepted the reality of 7+% inflation? Here are a few of the consequences:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where Mike and I have noticed it most is every time we walk into our local market, or the big-box store we like in our area.

The price of food is absolutely through the roof, and the quality of the food and portion sizes have gone down; I have to imagine that people with families are feeling the pinch badly here, as they try to select the healthiest, non-GMO foods for themselves and their kids.

Aug 03 11:45

Goldman Fined 0.1% Of Revenue For "Criminal Theft" Of Confidential Fed Information

Last October, we reported that "Wall Street Was Shocked As Feds Bring Criminal Case Against Goldman Banker Over Fed Leaks." Briefly, because as we also reported several months later, nobody actually ended up going to prison for the infamous story of Goldman Sachs obtaining classified NY Fed documents as a result of the revolving, ended up with two workers getting slaps on the wrist in some modest penalties.

Today the story got its closure, when the Fed announced that Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $36.3 million to settle allegations by the Federal Reserve that it obtained and used confidential regulatory materials from the central bank two years ago. This amounts to 0.1% of the firm's 2015 revenue of $33.8 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A slap on the wrist, coupled with a piddly fine, and no one goes to jail?!?!?

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 03 11:39

Julian Assange: Oh, there are lots more hacked Hillary e-mails coming

I’m starting to think that maybe the Trump campaign and the RNC should just take a seat, shut their mouths and let Julian Assange do his thing. The only way to keep Hillary from becoming president is convince the larger electorate what some of us already know - that she is an evil, corrupt, self-serving liar who also happens to be completely incompetent and far more ill-tempered than Trump, despite what you’ve been led to believe.

Some people already understand this, but astonishingly, many do not. For those in the latter category, they’re not going to become convinced by Trump saying so. The mainstream media are not going to tell them about it. But if they read Hillary’s own words - not the ones she scripts for convention speeches but the ones she perpetrates when she thinks the public won’t hear her - that might be the one remaining chance to help people understand just what kind of person they’re about to hand power to.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an education the US public needs, and right the heck now.

The gap between how Hillary presents herself to the general public, and the way she actually conducts her life, is ginormous; and Americans, well before the election in November, need to know this.

And believe me, as an equity feminist, I really WANT to see a smart, qualified, capable woman in the White House; just not this particular woman, thank you very much.

Aug 03 11:32

Be nice to Hillary Clinton online — or risk a confrontation with her super PAC

When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place – confronted by a multi-million dollar super PAC working with Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's well-heeled backers have opened a new frontier in digital campaigning, one that seems to have been inspired by some of the Internet's worst instincts. Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront social media users who post unflattering messages about the Democratic front-runner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's worse than that for many in the independent media, such as WRH.

Hillary's hackers have been attacking Mike's server non-stop, trying to take it completely down numerous times every day.

I have told Mike that it will be this way for us between now and the elections.

And no, I am afraid that I cannot honestly "be nice" about this woman, because of what she has put us through during the last 20 years. Please see the following:

What caused Mike Rivero to lose his career in Hollywood?!?

The only thing I can do, as a Christian, is pray for Clinton's soul.

Unfortunately, however, every time I do this, I swear, I can hear the devil chuckling uncontrollably.

Aug 03 11:26

July Gun Sales Crush Previous Record

“This trend has been going on and will continue at least up to the elections in November, Americans are very worried about their personal safety and security at a time of both heightened terrorism, crime and calls for tougher gun controls including bans on many firearms and accessories by President Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton as well as the platform of the Democrat party,” he said.

Aug 03 11:22

Bombshell: Mind-control engineers drugging children for “Social Justice”

In what sense are the ADHD drugs “social justice?” The reality is, they are chemical warfare. Licensed predators are preying on the poor.

Aug 03 11:21

New UN Report:Tax Meat Until It’s Too Expensive To Eat

They are positively mad. Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International Research Panel. “I think it is extremely urgent,” said Professor Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products."

Aug 03 11:21

Hillary Emails Reveal that New York Times’ Military Correspondent met Secretly with State Department in 2010 to Bury Iraq War Logs

A 2010 correspondence found in the WikiLeaks Hillary Clinton Email Archive reveals that Michael R. Gordon of the New York Times met secretly with US State Department officials prior to the newspaper’s coverage of WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs. The correspondence was made public by WikiLeaks’ release of emails from a private, unsecured server used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

In view of the Times’ long record of parroting the official line of the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies, the revelation that the US government has become the paper’s unofficial editor comes hardly as a surprise.

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THIS is why hundreds of thousands of Americans are turning to the independent media these days; they understand that the purpose of the presstitutes' and waresspondents' job is to promulgate - and defend - the government's agenda and narrative.

Aug 03 11:17

Iraq: Think Nothing can Shock you Anymore? “576,000 Iraqi Children may have Died..”

Today, including sanctions and the Bush/Blair attack of Iraq landmark researchproves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed much higher numbers than previously reported. Counting in Afghanistan and the sanctions prior to the so-called War-on-Terror the horrifying number of fatalities is concluded at somewhere over six million.

In this environment, drone attacks and state sponsored murder such as is extrajudicial executions carried out by the USA and more recently the UK have followed on from truly appalling evidence of coalition abuse of torture and abuse of prisoners, much of it so bad the public were excluded from viewing an orgy of depravity via heavily redacted documents. Read The Torture Report or the first pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee REPORT for some truly shocking facts or indeed “US Stalling Release Of Thousands Of Torture Photos Worse Than Abu Ghraib” by MintPress.

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Remember in a previous post where I spoke of US state-sponsored torture of children?!?

Video games are a way of "normalizing torture", and getting kids perfectly comfortable with it.

Aug 03 11:14

Hillary’s Top 10 “Accomplishments” (Share this list to every establishment leftist you know)

Ever wondered what Hillary Clinton has accomplished in her decades-long career in “public service?” Here’s a list of some of her greatest achievements...

Aug 03 10:46

The Joy of Missing the Dirty Dems’ Convention

C’mon, DT, stop the silly stuff and get this thing over with so the Face of Evil can be put out to pasture. I’ll even tell you the quickest way to do it: First, forget the name calling (other than “Crooked Hillary,” of course) and relentlessly pound away at the 1,287 criminal acts and incompetent things Hillary has done.

Aug 03 10:29

A Terrifying Glimpse of What Hillary in Charge Means

When lunatics run the Washington asylum, horrors follow. Hillary deplores diplomacy, supports Washington asserting dominance forcefully, likely intends escalated the war on humanity to transform all nations into US client states by whatever means it takes.

Aug 03 09:41

Chicago: ‘Deadliest July in 10 Years’ for Gun Control Haven

July 2016 was the “deadliest July in 10 years” for heavily gun-controlled Chicago: Sixty-five individuals were shot and killed.

Aug 03 09:36

Disturbing Video Shows Cops Knock on Door and Kill Innocent Woman’s Elderly Dog as It Ran Away

Kansas City Police officers arrived on Buschman’s secluded property in response to a disturbance call — but when the knocked on her door, she explained, the two cops failed to identify themselves as law enforcement.

Believing the unannounced visitor was a friend or family member, Buschman opened the door without restraining Sierra, who bounded outside toward the two officers with her tail wagging — but became frightened at the unfamiliar, uniformed men, and turned back toward her owner.

As the dog retreated from the cops, one opens fire.

“She is scared, turning around and looking for help from me, and they moved in and gunned her down,” Buschman explained.

Aug 03 09:16

Gosh, It’ll Be a Swell Nuclear War!

I wish there was a way the government could be fooled into thinking a nuclear war was imminent but lost communications and couldn’t retaliate. Then they all went and hid in their bunkers where we could padlock the blast doors with all of those monsters sequestered inside. They’ve got enough food and water and Xanax down there to last a century. We could hold a war crimes trial and call that bunker the appropriate prison to hold those criminals. Then affix a plaque to the door that says: “Here are the monsters that tried to destroy the planet, convicted of conspiracy to commit the murders of billions of human beings.”

Aug 03 09:16

GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE INDUSTRY DATABASE HELPS TRACK BIG BROTHER WORLDWIDE

"Without instruments capable of restricting transfers and shining a light on the companies and the trade, surveillance technologies developed in and traded from the West will further undermine privacy and facilitate other abuses," says report. (Photo: Alan Levine/flickr/cc) Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human rights watchdog organization Privacy International on Tuesday released a searchable database and accompanying report that track Big Brother worldwide.

Aug 03 09:09

Why the DC-Wall Street Axis Hates Trump

We have been at war since 2001. And as one looks on the ruins of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and adds up the thousands dead and wounded and trillions sunk and lost, can anyone say our War Party has served us well?

Aug 03 09:05

Globalism Through U.N.’s Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, And Vision 2050

This is a succinct presentation of the madness contained in the various plans to transform the planet: Agenda 21, Agenda 2030 and now Vision 2050. This is Technocracy at its peak, and the only opportunity we will have to stop it is before it imposes a complete scientific dictatorship.? TN Editor

Four years ago, a man was convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property and served a 30-day jail sentence in Medford, Oregon, while the developing world is trashing their environment at alarming rates, suffocating waterways, rivers, and lakes with trash and refuse.

Aug 03 08:55

Man spends one month in jail, loses job and home after police mistake homemade soap for drugs

As Alexander J. Bernstein awaited the results of laboratory tests, he lost his job, reputation, apartment and possessions. He missed having Thanksgiving with his 17-month old son. When the laboratory results were in, they confirmed that the officers were wrong and that their field test had been faulty. The soap was indeed, soap. The state released Bernstein. Even so, Bernstein was left with $32,000 in court costs, a month of his life had been taken away from him, and everything he had was gone.

Attorney Joshua Karoly is now leading a suit against the state. The lawsuit claims that Bernstein was left homeless and destitute after being falsely accused and imprisoned for cocaine. "[Bernstein] did not so much as receive an apology from the defendants," wrote Joshua Karoly.

"And even then, the FBI, the internet and other media sources will still contain a permanent record of his arrest and the criminal charges upon which he was maliciously prosecuted," the lawsuit states.

Aug 03 08:32

'Socialist experiment' Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues

A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside a supermarket as desperate Venezuelans waited for food.

Baying crowds shouted “We want to buy stuff!” as they grouped outside the store in the country’s capital, Caracas.

BBC journalist Vladimir Hernandez reports that many people approached him to say they had queued for 12 hours without being able to buy what they wanted.

In the short clip, the crew are warned by a demonstrator that they have been spotted by members of the Venezuelan army.

They are soon surrounded by soldiers as the crowd screams: “Let them film!”

Soldiers can then be heard saying: “Delete that video right now in front of me,” as the journalists are moved away from the demonstrations.

During his report on BBC Newsnight, the journalist said: “Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro faces an economic crisis unlike any Venezuela has seen before.

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Conveniently absent in this report is the issue of US sanctions against Venezuela, which is reeling economically because of the severe drop in oil prices. As reported at presstv.com in March of this year:

US President Barack Obama has renewed an executive order that declares Venezuela a threat to the US, extending sanctions against the South American country for one more year. In renewing the measure, Obama said on Thursday that the situation in Venezuela constituted an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" and that he was declaring a "national emergency" to counter that threat. The Obama administration first issued the executive order against Venezuela in March of last year, which provoked a storm of controversy inside the country and a backlash throughout Latin America. Following last year’s decree, Obama ordered sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials, whose economy has been battered by the steep drop in global oil prices. Venezuela has condemned the measure as a sign of Washington’s perpetual hostility towards the Latin American nation. The National Emergencies Act is a tool American presidents possess that allows them to impose sanctions on a country under certain circumstances that go beyond what Congress has approved.

While the sanctions per se would not put Venezuela over the edge geopolitically, they are a tool engineered to make the country fall more quickly and deeply into chaos, in order that "regime change" can happen, and more US-centric government can be installed.

Maduro is in deep trouble right now with his people, and the food shortages, coupled with "forced agricultural work" is not helping at all. As reported at money.cnn.com on 29 July:

A new decree by Venezuela's government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country's severe food shortages. That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful." In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit." "Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas' Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement. President Nicolas Maduro is using his executive powers to declare a state of economic emergency. By using a decree, he can legally circumvent Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly -- the Congress -- which is staunchly against all of Maduro's actions.

Aug 03 08:19

WITH TERROR AND RAPE SPREADING, "SELF-DEFENSE WEAPONS PERMITS HIT RECORD HIGHS" IN GERMANY

Where firearms and guns have been taken away, people are desperate to turn to whatever means of self-defense they can find.

And in the wake of a total crisis from aggressive migrants and lone wolf terrorists, the people of Germany are lining up in droves for permits to carry non-lethal guns that fire flares, shoot blanks or release gas.

Of course, the purchase of pepper spray and tasers have skyrocketed in the past several years, but with recent events, things have reached a whole new level.

While the governments of Europe continue to invite in unlimited numbers, the people of Germany are not about to stand idly by and risk getting raped, or worse.

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Merkel's political career has cratered, courtesy of her tone-deaf approach to an immigration policy which has generated terror at unprecedented level in her country.

I frankly don't think she could run for dog catcher in any German city right now, and win.

Aug 03 08:18

Flashback: Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn - Former CIA officer John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."

Aug 03 08:10

JILL STEIN SMEARED AS ANTI-VACCINE CRANK AS SANDERS SUPPORTERS CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE TO CLINTON

As Hillary Clinton officially became the Democratic Party’s nominee, interest in Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein grew exponentially. Several establishment journalists, including those known for their open contempt for dissent, turned their attention to Stein to marginalize her campaign before it picked up more than a small amount of support from disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters.
One false and slanderous claim against Stein has picked up a huge amount of traction in the press: the idea that Stein is an “anti-vaxxer,” opposes vaccines, or has pandered to individuals who believe vaccines cause autism.

The Washington Post is primarily responsible for this smear. It had two of its reporters, Sarah Parnass and Alice Li, interview Stein. David Weigel, another Post journalist, wrote about the interview, and a Post editor gave it the following headline, “Jill Stein on vaccines: People have ‘real questions,'” which was extremely misleading.

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Because of the way this country's elections are structured, a vote for Jill Stein takes votes away from Donald Trump, and gives them to Hillary Clinton.

Please remember that in November.

Aug 03 08:04

Alton Sterling autopsy results to be sealed – report

A federal court order is preventing Alton Sterling’s autopsy results from being made public. The decision was handed down from the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana. The order to seal the records was also sealed.

All that’s known about Sterling’s death is that the cause was multiple gunshot wounds to his back and chest. Everything else, such as the toxicology analysis, will not be available to the public or journalists.

The decision to withhold this information is just as mysterious. Baton Rouge news station WAFB requested information about the order from the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, only to be told, “We have been issued a second Federal Court Order prohibiting the release of the first court order as well.”

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We have another case of extreme police brutality, the police lying, followed by a cover-up which includes a Federal Court order to conceal the autopsy results ... followed by a second Federal Court order not to release the first Court Order, so that nobody knows who ordered the cover-up.

Aug 03 07:44

Report Reveals Federal Govt Framed Innocent Man for Exposing their Corruption

“This case is by far the worst travesty of justice I have encountered in my 25-year legal career.” said Fairbanks attorney Robert John who was able to exonerate Cox of all charges in the Alaska State case. Writing in a press release in 2014, John lamented, “While our tradition applauds those who stand up and exercise their constitutional rights, the government’s new definition of terrorism condemns such patriotic actions, as this young Alaskan family man Schaeffer Cox, has unfortunately learned.”

Aug 03 07:42

FLASHBACK - U S Demands to Assassinate Assange

Aug 03 06:41

THE BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB vs DONALD TRUMP

The Billionaire Boys Club (which has some girls in it too!) have always sought to bend the raw power of government in order to get subsidies, favors, bailouts, cheap financing, stock manipulation, bad trade deals, corporate welfare, inside information, cheap immigrant labor, unlimited outsourcing and, most of all, a means to beat down their smaller competitors with excessive regulations that the big boys are able to afford, but the upstarts cannot.

In return, preferred career politicians like the Bushes and the Clintons are showered with financial support from the Billionaire Boys Club; and are also given favorable publicity by their wholly-owned TV talking heads and kept university "intellectuals". Together, they all work for a New World Order -- a nightmarish criminal world in which the taxed-to-death and indebted-to-death "human resources" toil in perpetuity for whatever crumbs the fatted Billionaire Boys Club and their underlings drop off of their Globalist dinner table.

Aug 03 06:36

BEX ALERT - 'No evidence of it happening': Experts scrutinize Trump's claims of election rigging

"You'd have to do a lot of shenanigans in lots of different states to tip things," said Hans Noel, an associate professor of political science at Georgetown University. "Because running up the score in one state isn't enough and that would make rigging an election really complicated and therefore unlikely."

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I strongly recommend readers visit blackboxvoting.com, a websbite dedicated to documenting election fraud. There is also a book, "Votescam" by the Collier brothers, which is difficult to finds inside the US, which details massive election fraud during Bill Clinton's campaign.

Then there is a wonderful HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy", which shows how easy it is to hack the electronic voting machines, and features Bev Harris. The documentary ends with a demonstration where an official vote machine is hacked to reverse the outcome of elections.

Hans Noel's claim that too much would have to happen at the local levels to get away with it also fails when one recalls that in the US, the national elections are tabulated by a privately-owned company owned by the major media, which has no government or civilian oversight, and has been caught changing national totals in the past.

Aug 03 06:25

Anti-Semitic NPD ex-mayor's acquittal slammed as 'scandalous'

Saxony-Anhalt's highest court is under fire for a precedent-setting lenient sentence on a former mayor convicted of Holocaust denial. The far-right politician from former East Germany remains unapologetic.

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People who claim Michael Jackson is still alive are not arrested and thrown in prison. People who claim to have been abducted by UFOs do not have their careers ruined. People who claim to have seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster are viewed as harmless eccentrics. Only in the case of the history of WW2 is the slightest questioning of the official story responded to with a middle-ages burning of all heretics who refuse to believe as they are told to believe.

Truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.

One would almost think the defenders of the orthodoxy have something to hide!

Aug 03 06:16

From 'Bring It On' to 'Period of Reflection': Will Britain Ever Brexit?

It's now a full five weeks since the UK voted to leave the EU. And guess what? Article 50 - the formal mechanism for exiting the European Union - has not yet been invoked.

Suspicions are growing all the time that the government, for all its "Brexit Means Brexit" talk, is planning to kick the UK's exit from the EU into the long grass. Last week, we were told that the government does not intend to trigger Article 50 in 2016.

Aug 03 06:13

How the West Extends its Control Over Journalism Worldwide

Political developments are often emotionally charged, and even journalists who are expected to maintain an objective approach to reporting can find themselves swept away by sensational headlines and the temptation to wade into controversy without fully analysing background information that might significantly alter established narratives.

Because of this, some journalists find themselves playing the role of commentator rather than investigator, often leaving out critical information in a rush to contribute to one of two sides amid a political divide. In some cases, journalists may appear to be doing their job by “investigating” deeper into news stories, but do so in a transparently one-sided manner, thus negating their role as an objective observer.

Aug 02 17:06

YAY SOCIALISM! Venezuela in Ruins: 12-Hour Food Lines… (Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month’s pay)

“There’s some food on sale but most people can’t afford to buy it. Venezuela has the highest inflation in the world and it’s hitting the poor the hardest."

Aug 02 15:41

The Attack on the Second Amendment is not Finished

Using the Courts to subjectively reinterpret the Constitution, and subsequently bypass it…under the “color of law” upheld by justices in black robes…less than a dozen, who decide the fate of 315 million Americans. The battle for the 2nd Amendment is far from over for the moment, and the election will determine how that battle will proceed.

Aug 02 15:28

EVERYTHING IS RIGGED: Medicine, science, elections, the media, money, education, search engines, social media… you are living in a fabricated fairy tale

America is now essentially two nations. On one hand, we have the pro-Trump America, filled with people who are tired of being cheated, censored, punished, stolen from and lied to about everything under the sun. Donald Trump supporters are people who realize everything is rigged… and they’re demanding an end to the corruption and criminality of the fascist system under which we all suffer today. Hillary Clinton supporters are people who are too busy chasing political rainbows to realize everything is rigged. They still believe the lies and the propaganda (the “hope and change” that never came, but is still promised by empty politicians). They’re living in fairy tale delusional worlds that have been woven into their gullible minds by the skillful social engineers of the radical left. These people still think the government cares about them… or that CNN only reports truthful news.

Aug 02 15:16

America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets

By now states have had plenty of warning since a damning report by the Brennan Center for Justice about our voting machine vulnerabilities came out last September. Surely matters must have improved since then. -- Well, not exactly. In fact, not really at all...

Aug 02 14:57

If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It

Whether or not you cast your vote in this year’s presidential election, you have every right to kvetch, complain and criticize the government when it falls short of your expectations. After all, you are overtaxed so the government can continue to operate corruptly.

Aug 02 14:43

Trump is Right: Hillary Stole the Nomination and She Will Try to Steal the Presidency

The anti-Trump establishment media is trying to spin Trump’s legitimate concern that Hillary will try to rig the election as an insane, baseless conspiracy theory. Both the Washington Post and Gawker published hit pieces hours after Trump said in a speech and again later during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show that Hillary will try to steal the election just as she stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders.

Aug 02 14:23

FBI Agent Caught Spying For China Draws Comparisons to Hillary ( China gave millions in “speaking fees” to Clinton Foundation)

An FBI employee pled guilty in court for passing along sensitive information to the Communist Chinese government even as known Chinese agent Hillary Clinton is allowed to continue running for president.

Aug 02 14:13

GLOBALIST PANIC: OBAMA WARNS DUMP TRUMP

President Obama slams Republican nominee for president Donald Trump at a joint press conference with the prime minister of Singapore at the White House Tuesday morning. Obama said Trump does not have the judgment, temperament or understanding to occupy the Oval Office. Obama scolded Trump for his "attack on a Gold Star family."

Aug 02 13:53

ATF forgot to comply with policy, “accidentally” creating gun owner database

The government’s top watchdog revealed in a new report that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) essentially maintained a database of law-abiding gun owners by ignoring its own policies. According to Government Accountability Office (GAO) auditors, ATF failed to remove the names of gun purchasers from its Multiple Sales (MS) database and another system called Access 2000 which allowed it to stockpile information on lawful gun owners by scouring the records of out of business federal firearms license holders.

Aug 02 13:34

Voter Fraud is an Act of TREASON!. Any Questions?

The results of election fraud for decades has taken a toll on this nation. People who now hold elected positions from local government all the way up to the halls of power in Washington DC were most likely kept in office by voter fraud. The results of the policies these people carried out has brought this nation to its knees with the American people at the breaking point.

Aug 02 13:02

Americans Are Going to be Disappointed in Election Outcome — Ron Paul

Clinton does not understand that a policy of endless interventionism has brought us to our knees and made us far weaker. Does she really expect us to be the policemen of the world with $20 trillion in debt? Likewise, Republican candidate Donald Trump misses the point. He promises to bring back jobs to America without any understanding of the policies that led to their departure in the first place. Yes, he is correct that the middle class is in worse shape than when Obama took office, but not once did he mention how it happened: the destructive policies of the Federal Reserve. The financing of our warfare/welfare state through the printing of phony money. Distorted interest rates that encourage consumption and discourage saving and investment.

Aug 02 12:55

Crashing Oil Prices Threaten To Destroy Already Fragile Economy: “More Job Loss, Debt Defaults”

This wasn’t supposed to happen. The price of oil was supposed to start going back up, and this would have brought much needed relief to economically-depressed areas of North America that are heavily dependent on the energy industry. Instead, the price of oil is crashing again, and that is really bad news for a U.S. economy that is already mired in the worst “recovery” since 1949. On Monday, U.S. oil was down almost four percent, and for a brief time it actually fell below 40 dollars a barrel. Overall, the price of oil has fallen a staggering 21 percent since June 8th. In less than two months, the “oil rally” that so many were pinning their hopes on has been totally wiped out, and if the price of oil continues to stay this low it is going to have very seriously implications for our economy moving forward.

Aug 02 12:26

Aetna Posts $300 Million Obamacare Loss, Warns May Exit Altogether

After every other major US health insurance provider already admitted to generating substantial losses on the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamcare, earlier today Aetna became the latest to report that its annual loss on Obamacare plans would be more than $300 million, and said it had scrapped plans to further expand its Obamacare business next year. More ominously, Aetna joined the biggest US health insurer United Health in reviewing how, if at all, it would continue providing ACA services in the 15 states it's currently in.

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President Obama had to know that ultimately, Obamacare was engineered to fail;of course, President Obama was just cynically hoping that the failure could be pushed off until 2017, when he was no longer President.

One has to wonder how many other health insurance companies will have to do an "Obamacareectomy", because the losses are too financially intense to take.

And then, what happens to people who lose their coverage?!?

IF you think for one millisecond Obama cares at all about the collateral damage to these people and their wellness when they lose their coverage, in the immortal words of Tony Soprano, "Fuggetaboutit", because he doesn't, and never really has!!

Aug 02 12:17

Grab the Popcorn and Watch Hillary Implode!

If you already know Hillary is a crook, this will solidify your argument and make you a force to be reckoned with at dinner parties. If you are considering voting for her, not watching this movie first is downright negligent.

Aug 02 12:13

Father of Benghazi Victim: Either Hillary Is a Liar or Has a Bad Memory From Head Injury

Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Benghazi soldiers who was killed defending his fellow Americans on the night of September 11, 2012, had something to say to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday regarding her interview on Fox News Sunday. During her conversation with Chris Wallace, Clinton suggested she had not lied to the Benghazi victims’ families and told them the terror attack was actually the spontaneous reaction to an offensive internet video. She held no “ill feeling” toward the family members because their memories must just be fuzzy, she insisted.

When Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer played the relevant exchange for Woods, who was hearing the audio for the first time, he responded indignantly.

“There are two options,” Mr. Woods said. “One, either she is lying, or she has a bad memory because of her age or head injury she’s suffered.”

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Clinton is a sociopath of the highest order, and consistently lies with impunity., because she believes, as an article of faith, in her inevitability as the next President of the United States.

She is an "ends justify the means" politician, even if those ends (like continual wars in the Middle East to satiate Israel's desire for other countries' destruction) are absolutely not at all in the interests of We the People.

The Clintons have done, and will do, anything to obtain power, and hang on to it, including having people "run into problems" which can ultimately turn lethal. And for a little more insight into this, please look at the following:

The Clinton Body Count

Aug 02 11:59

Panic Mode: Khizr Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has deleted his law firm’s website from the Internet.
This development is significant, as his website proved—as Breitbart News and others have reported—that he financially benefits from unfettered pay-to-play Muslim migration into America.

A snapshot of his now deleted website, as captured by the Wayback Machine which takes snapshots archiving various websites on the Internet, shows that as a lawyer he engages in procurement of EB5 immigration visas and other “Related Immigration Services.”

The website is completely removed from the Internet, and instead directs visitors to the URL at which it once was to a page parking the URL run by GoDaddy.

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My goodness, why in the world would Mr. Kahn do that?!?! :-)

Aug 02 11:48

Democratic Party’s Inflammatory Anti-Putin Rhetoric Prepares Escalation of Syrian War

On Friday evening, the New York Times published a lead story under the headline, “Russian Spies Said to Hack Systems Used in Clinton’s Run,” alleging that hackers associated with the Russian government infiltrated computer systems linked with the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

This inflammatory piece was the latest in a series of articles and columns that have appeared over the past several days in the Times and other news outlines claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin is involved in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.

Friday’s report, like those that have preceded it, contained not a single fact to support the explosive allegations made in its headline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This demonization of Russia and Putin was perfectly predictable, as the prelude for more US military activity in Syria, which may bring the US military into direct military conflict with the Russian military, which was invited by the Syrian government.

In fact, as reported at antiwar.com yesterday:

Speaking to reporters today, Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Russia and the Syrian government both halt all offensive operations inside Syria, making no moves against any rebel factions, saying Russia had an obligation to ensure that the Assad government also stopped trying to gain territory in the civil war. Kerry presented this as a self-evident part of the ongoing efforts to resolve the war, saying continued fighting was “very, very troubling to everybody” and raised doubts as to whether or not Russia was serious about ending the war, what with its willingness to back offensives with airstrikes. The comments seem more than a little hypocritical, coming amid a massive US-backed offensive in the north Syrian city of Manbij. Though Kerry insisted in his comments that the US is obliged to keep rebels from launching offensives, there’s been no sign they’ve even attempted to do so.

Again, if internal White House and DNC polling demonstrate that Trump may well win in November in a landslide, Obama's White House is not above starting a shooting war with Russia over Syria very soon, to give Trump an horrific war as his first major crisis, even before he takes the oath of office,

Aug 02 11:38

Barbarians at the Gates

WikiLeaks have once again done the world a great service by publishing smoking gun evidence that the Democratic National Committee – which was supposed to be a neutral body overseeing the Democrats primary election – was doing everything possible to tilt the field against Bernie Sanders. Just one of the ways that was done was by secretly promoting to the media the idea that Sanders’ supporters were violent, misogynist and intimidatory thugs.

One of the major events used to further this trope was the Democratic state convention in Nevada. This is a powerful demonstration of a phenomenon that we are witnessing daily in the UK – the use of the mainstream media to perpetrate the trope, despite the existence of irrefutable evidence that the narrative being put forward by the mainstream media is factually untrue.

Aug 02 11:35

California Civil Law Suit against George W. Bush Et Al: DOJ Blocks Submission of Chilcot Report

In papers filed Monday, August 1, 2016, the Department of Justice opposed the submission of the Chilcot Report to the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit in an ongoing litigation related to the legality of the Iraq War.

The case, Saleh v. Bush, involves claims by an Iraqi single mother and refugee that six high ranking members of the Bush Administration — George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Paul Wolfowitz — waged a war of aggression against Iraq in 2003, and that they should be personally responsible for the consequences of the unlawful invasion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not think that the 9th Circuit will overturn the finding of immunity against the accused, but Ms. Saleh is very brave in requesting this suit be heard, and so is her attorney, Inder Comar.

They both are fully cognizant of the risks of going against the American establishment war machine.

I hope both of them will be wearing their Kevlar undies for a while!!

Aug 02 10:57

The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections

Russians tied to Skolkovo also flowed funds to the Clinton Foundation. Andrey Vavilov, the chairman of SuperOx, which is part of Skolkovo’s nuclear-research cluster, donated between $10,000 and $25,000 (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton’s family charity. Skolkovo Foundation chief and billionaire Putin confidant Viktor Vekselberg also gave to the Clinton Foundation through his company, Renova Group.

Amid all the sloshing of Russia rubles and American dollars, however, the state-of-the-art technological research coming out of Skolkovo raised alarms among U.S. military experts and federal law-enforcement officials. Research conducted in 2012 on Skolkovo by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a “vehicle for world-wide technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, under Clinton's watch, and with her Clinton Foundation coffers exploding at the seams with Russian and US "pay for play" money, she is responsible for dual use technology and possibly US sensitive or classified research getting into Russia's hands, in what can only be characterised at "Russiagate"?!?

John Podesta made a fortune out of his participation here as well. As reported yesterday at breitbart.com:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.

But of course, for Clinton and her cabal, US laws are only obstacles to be flouted and overcome; never observed, save in the breach of them.

Aug 02 10:44

Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Over Election Fraud That Cost Bernie Sanders the Election

We already knew that election fraud had been rampant this election season, but a new racketeering lawsuit that will be filed claims it was so widespread it cost Bernie Sanders the election. We review the details of the suit and discuss why the lawsuit is necessary. The problem, however, is that time is running out.

Aug 02 10:01

U.S. SAYS NEW BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA HAS NO “END POINT AT THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT”

THE U.S. LAUNCHED a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year.

The strikes represent a significant escalation in the U.S. war against ISIS, spreading the conflict thousands of miles from the war zones in Syria and Iraq.

All of these attacks took place without Congressional authorization or even debate.

“We want to strike at ISIL anywhere it raises its head,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. “Libya is one of those places.” He said the airstrikes “would continue as long as [the Libyan government] is requesting them,” and that they do not have “an end point at this particular moment in time.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many years ago, the brilliant comic and sage George Carlin made the observation that the US goes around "killing brown people" Here's a quote from one of his monologues:

"This country is only 200 years old, and already we've had ten major wars. We average a major war every twenty years, So we're good at it.

And it's just as well we are, because we're not very good at anything else. Can't build a decent car anymore. Can't make a TV set, a cell phone, or a VCR. Got no steel industry left. No textiles. Can't educate our young people. Can't get health care to our old people. But we can bomb the sh*t outta your country, all right. We can bomb the sh*t outta your country. Especially if your country is full of brown people. Oh, we like that, don't we? That's our hobby now. But it's also our new job in the world: bombing brown people. Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Libya. You got some brown people in your country? Tell 'em to watch the f*ck out, or we'll goddamn bomb them!"

Unfortunately, it is never about the people in countries like Libya against which the US military practices serial genocide (and calls it "liberation"); it is to wrest control over the natural resources of that country, to which the US and the corporations which own this government have utterly no moral right to control, and insure those resources are only sold in American dollars.

The White House and Pentagon will do what they want to do with impunity in Libya, (in this case, bomb it back to the stone age), because, in an election year, Congressional members don't want to do anything seen as "controversial", which may impact their chances of re-election.

IF members of Congress refuse to even discuss this, as - theoretically -according to the Constitution (anyone remember that, the foundation of our government and system of laws?!?), only Congress can declare war, none of the members of Congress deserve our vote in November.

We need to pink slip the entire lot of these "alleged" representatives in November, as they have collectively proven themselves utterly worthless to take care of We the People, and determine the legitimacy of what wars will be fought by this nation, and why.

Aug 02 09:25

Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures

Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is a strong likelihood that she will win the election in November and then be enthroned as president in January of 2017. I predict that she willwaste no time in launching an onslaught of punitive new policies via executive orders, presidential memoranda, and policy directives promulgated through her cabinet and Federal agencies to eviscerate our Constitutional rights (most notably the 1st and 2nd Amendments). A key goal this campaign will be silencing dissent in the alternative press and the American blogosphere. Given HRC’s history in government “service”, her outlook on life, her socialist agenda, and her vindictiveness, I anticipate that any or all of the following measures will be undertaken by the HRC Administration:

Aug 02 09:24

HILLARY CAMPAIGN HEAD’S COMPANY RECEIVED $35 MILLION FROM “PUTIN-CONNECTED RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FUND” WHILE CLINTON WAS SEC. OF STATE

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.

In 2014, the FBI issued what it called “an extraordinary warning” to several technology companies involved with Skolkovo. “The [Skolkovo] foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application,” warned Lucia Ziobro, the assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office. She added: “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by the government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clinton and her people are so collectively crooked that they have to screw their socks (or pantyhose) on in the morning.

And yet, in terms of indictments for their crimes, they never get touched, because they are "the elites"; the alleged "rule of law" in this country is only for the "little people."

Aug 02 09:17

THE NEW YORK TIMES JUST ACCIDENTALLY PROVED US ELECTIONS ARE ILLEGITIMATE

As Anti-Media recently reported, a new poll from Pew Research Center shows the most ardent voters are not necessarily proud of their own party’s platform; rather, they are simply more scared of the other party’s. “In other words, a voter’s dislike of others is a greater driving force in politics than their affinity for their own party. As the Pew survey found, ‘those who associate three or more negative traits with people in the opposing party (as 37% of Democrats and 44% of Republicans do) participate in politics at the highest rates.’”

This trend can basically explain the entire 2016 presidential election so far. But it still gets even worse.

Aug 02 09:10

OHIO SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN LAW BANNING COPS FROM HAVING SEX WITH MINORS

An Ohio cop narrowly avoided being sent back to prison for having sex with a 14-year-old boy after the state supreme court ruled in his favor last week, stating that a law barring cops from having sex with minors was unconstitutional.

In the 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court determined the law violated the state’s Equal Protection Clause of both the U.S. Constitution and the Ohio Constitution because it imposed a higher standard on cops than it did for the general public.

The Ohio sexual battery law includes provisions that make it illegal for people with “established authoritarian relationships” to have sex with minors, including teachers, coaches, administrators, scout leader, clerics and police officers.

However, the court determined that police officers should not be included with the others because there is “no occupation-based relationship between the officer and the victim.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, it's official: the Ohio Supreme Court has collectively lost its mind.

Aug 02 08:52

U.S. “DEMOCRACY” IN ACTION: REPORT SHOWS 91% OF AMERICANS DIDN’T WANT CLINTON OR TRUMP

A recent report published by The New York Times has pointed out that an overwhelming majority of Americans, 91% of them in fact, did not support or vote for Clinton or Trump in the recent primary elections.

The figures were calculated from statistics that were gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Election Commission, Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, The Sentencing Project, and the Pew Research Center.

The figures illustrate that scores of people living in America are not allowed to vote, they are considered ineligible due to their age, prior arrests, or incomplete citizenship applications.

In total, there 103 million people who are essentially banned from voting, so this demographic would technically fall into the category of people who did not support Trump or Clinton in the primaries, although their actual preference can’t be determined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The electoral process, and system, in this country, just reeks to high heaven.

Oh, we have a lovely, Kabuki-like process, in our American elections, to make people think that THEY actually have some choice in who gets elected; but at that the end of the day, most generally, those who get vetted to run in our national elections are those who have promised their corporate overlords very specific favors, which they will deliver...or else.

Those "favors" generally include offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; special considerations for certain kinds of businesses; and more wars.

Aug 02 08:45

POLICE TO ARREST PEOPLE BASED ON ‘SENTIMENT ANALYSIS’ OF THEIR TWEETS

Researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have developed a ‘Sentiment Analysis’ (SA) algorithm that monitors Twitter and Facebook.

Psychologist, Paul Ekman has worked with the CIA, DOD and DHS for years, helping develop facial emotion detection, click here to read more.

Our government is also using ‘Emotive Analytics‘ (EA), to arrest and imprison innocent people!

Ekman has provided training to a whole series of people who were guards at Abu Ghraib prison, too, in how to extract information and truth without torture. “They used my [facial analysis] work, and it was very successful,” Ekman said.

It’s only a matter of time, before police use Emotive Analytics to arrest Americans.

What is SA?

SA trains algorithms to extract subjective emotions and feelings from texts. SA is based on the ‘Bayes theorem‘ and ‘Granger causality’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

One more reason to never tweet, ever.

And remember, folks; "dangerous sentiments", in the current police state of Amerika is anything the government has defined in those ways.

Aug 02 07:13

FBI Documents Reveal Orchestrated IRS Targeting, Unravel the Negligence Cover Story

Recently released documents show the US Department of Justice was well aware of the Internal Revenue Service’s railroading of advocacy groups as they applied for nonprofit status, specifically those with Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street affiliations. Not only did law-enforcement officials know about the ideological targeting, which began in 2010, they had two years to address the problem before it became known to the public.

The two rounds of documents obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 294 and 105 pages, are the product of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from Judicial Watch.

Aug 02 06:55

A guide to online security for activists

The last year has seen an uptick in digital threats faced by individuals and organizations around the world, and those working on the question of Palestine are no exception.

Over the past few months, there have been attacks on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement websites, threatening emails to activists and new information emerging on Israel’s surveillance capabilities.

Aug 02 00:28

Student-Loan Defaulters in Standoff With Government

The Osbornes say they are the victims of a for-profit school that made false promises and a predatory lender—the government. “Do you think I’m going to give them one penny I’m making to pay back the loan for a job I’m never going to hold?” said Mr. Osborne, 45 years old, who studied to be a health-care worker but can’t find a job as one. The rising number of borrowers in default weakens the economy as underwater homeowners did after the housing crash: by damaged credit, an inability to spend and save for the future, and a lack of resources to move to better jobs.

Aug 01 15:36

AUTOPSY: MAN KILLED BY CHICAGO COPS DIED OF GUNSHOT TO BACK

An 18-year-old suspect who was shot by Chicago police died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to autopsy results released Saturday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that the death of Paul O'Neal of Chicago was a homicide. A third and final officer was relieved of their police powers on Saturday, according to Chicago police. Two officers were relieved of powers on Friday.

The shooting occurred Thursday night during a stolen vehicle investigation in the city's South Shore neighborhood.

Aug 01 12:30

70 YEARS AGO TODAY, WWII VETS TOOK UP ARMS AGAINST CORRUPT COPS AND RAN THEM OUT OF TOWN

Establishment political corruption and election rigging have become so commonplace, the stunning collusion and fraud perpetrated by the Democratic National Committee this year — revealed in several document leaks — seemed virtually inconsequential to vast swaths of the voting public. To some, however, the coordinated plot to install Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee constituted an unforgivable breach of faith, if not outright criminality — particularly since none of those involved will be held accountable. Despite this outrage, a parallel feeling of helplessness also settled in — after all, the disillusioned lamented, what could really be done to thwart such a blatant power-grab?

Aug 01 12:26

Team Trump: Debate schedule instant replay of Dems' blindside on Sanders

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Sunday issued another statement in an apparent effort to end criticism by Donald Trump’s campaign about two of the events being scheduled during televised NFL games -- and suggested Trump is fighting a losing battle.

Aug 01 12:07

The American Empire is Playing a Dangerous Game with its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

Wall Street, the Military-Industrial Complex, corporations and the politicians are willing to lead the world into an Armageddon-type scenario. Washington is confident that they can defeat its adversaries with their military power but the U.S. has never faced countries like Russia, China or Iran. Russia has more advanced military technologies including its air and missile defense systems known as the S-500 which can counter any US-NATO missile or fighter jet at a moment’s notice. Irrational decisions made by Washington’s establishment means two things, first, they must be really politically and historically ignorant on Russia’s stance when it comes to its sovereignty and they must really despise humanity, but one thing is certain; they want the U.S. to remain as the world’s standing superpower. Wars after war, countless lives have been lost on all continents over the last 250 years or so. War is America’s pastime. Wars contribute to the spread of disease and famine.

Aug 01 12:00

Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting Failed Coup in Turkey. US General Described as “The Man Behind the Coup”

The US foreign policy establishment is, moreover, deeply disturbed by the policies Erdogan outlined after the coup, indicating that he was considering an alliance with Russia and Iran. In a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a few days after the coup, Erdogan said that Turkey is now “even more determined to work hand-in-hand with Iran and Russia to resolve regional issues and strengthen our efforts to return peace and stability to the region.” Erdogan is now scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on August 9.

US officials in Aspen insisted that such alliances were unacceptable to Washington. Clapper accused Moscow of trying to “drive a wedge between Turkey and the West, specifically Turkey and NATO.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Unfortunately, in the 21st century, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly thing for the US government and military to do, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it...and badly, I might add.

So the possible upshot here?!?

1. Turkey may well leave NATO.
2. Turkey will pivot to Russia
3. Turkey will use those 5,000 US military as the "bargaining chip" to force President Obama's hand in extraditing the Turkish Imam Gulen. There have been meetings between the US's Joint Chief of Staffs Dunford and his Turkish counterpart, but there has been an absolute blackout on what has been discussed, and there is no sense as to when the forces detained at Incerlik will be released.
5. Turkey may well keep the estimated 50 - 90 NATO nuclear bombs stored at their facility, and not return them to NATO.
6. This means that through true stupidity, in attempting this coup now, the US government may well have created the second nuclear power in the Middle East, outside of Israel.

Well done, Obama Administration! You have just won the award of the Geopolitical Keystone Cops of the Year (perhaps, of the century!!).

Aug 01 11:44

Hillary Clinton is a war criminal, racketeer: US journalist

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is an exposed racketeer, a war criminal who should never be elected president of the United States, American author and radio host Stephen Lendman says.

During her nomination speech on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clinton said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not qualified to be the commander-in-chief of the US military because of his volatile temperament.

She tried to scare the Democratic National Convention audience with the image of a President Trump having the power to call a nuclear strike.

"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," the former secretary of state said before accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Commenting on this Lendman said, “Donald Trump has a lot to answer for in terms of his own policy. He’s no solution to America’s problems. But he has one redeeming feature: He’s not Hillary Clinton.”

Aug 01 11:21

Veteran Commits Suicide Hours After Being Turned Away At VA Facility – Rest In Peace

A former Marine and Army National Guardsmen killed himself after being denied admittance to a VA facility in Iowa City, despite telling doctors that he was having “serious mental issues.”

Brandon Ketchum, 33, killed himself only a few hours after being turned down at the Iowa City VA Medical Center on July 7th. He made an emergency appointment with the facility and spoke to doctors about his struggle.

Ketchum had been struggling with PTSD and substance abuse after returning home from his three tours overseas. He had deployed twice to Iraq as a Marine combat engineer where his job was to clear roadside explosives. He also served once in Afghanistan in the Army National Guard.

After getting turned away, Ketchum created a post on social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The mismanagement at the VA has reached epic proportions, and every time this happens to one of our Vets, I get very angry at a self-serving bureaucracy which only thinks of itself, and its perks, and doesn't give a real damn about the people it is supposed to help.

As reported at the dailycaller.com earlier this month:

Report: VA Spends $20 Million On Art Instead Of Hiring Doctors

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/report-va-spends-20-million-on-art-instead-of-hiring-doctors/#ixzz4G6d2xLBx

How sickly insane is this, and how many more Brandons are not going to get the help they need, before they take their own lives?!?

Please understand that I hate war as a way of the US government's resolving its geopolitical disputes; that having been said, our Vets deserve the best possible medical/emotional care when they are wounded, both physically and emotionally.

They should be getting the precise level of care Dick Cheney gets; they have earned that in terms of having been of service to the US government's geopolitical agenda.

They cannot, and should not ever, be considered "irrelevant", which is how the VA is treating its patients right now.

Buying art instead of hiring doctors?!?

What the hell is wrong with these people?!?

Aug 01 10:50

It’s Getting Scarier

I’ve finally figured out why so many pundits and journalists are signing on to the new cold war with Russia: they weren’t alive during the last one. They have no memory of the Cuban missile crisis, they didn’t grow up in the era of backyard bomb shelters: for them, Fail Safe and On the Beach are just old movies.

Aug 01 10:41

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

FOR ALL THE chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.” The U.S. already transfers $3.1 billion in taxpayer money every year to Israel — more than any other country by far — but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here are the questions people need to ask about this ginormous transfer of wealth from the US to the Israeli government.

Will it cure Israel's pathological inability to get along with its neighbors?!?

No.

Will it encourage Israel to be a more responsible state actor in its treatment of Palestinians, and work with Palestinian leadership to create an equitable two, or one-state solution?

No.

Will it stop Israel's predilection for its serial genocide against the Palestinians, coupled with Israel's robust annexations of lands upon which Palestinians have lived for generations?

No.

I would like to remind our readers that this Israeli aid package comes at a time when our Vets are sleeping, homeless, on our streets; the American infrastructure is crumbling; and decent jobs in this country are disappearing, courtesy of corporate offshoring/outsourcing.

So what does this aid package actually do for We the People?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing; but it DOES make certain that the AIPAC money continues to flow for our "alleged" representatives, who obviously have elevated the welfare of a foreign nation far above any possible concerns of their constituents.

In their eyes, we have no relevance whatsoever; and hacked voting machines, where votes can become so easily turned, as demonstrated painfully clearly in the way Bernie Sanders lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton, can most probably keep vile these people in office indefinitely.

Aug 01 10:25

CIA Chief: May Be Impossible for Syria to Remain One Country

In comments at the Aspen Security Forum, CIA Director John Brennan warned that after five years of bloody civil war, he is no longer confident that it’s even possible for Syria to remain as a whole country, saying it may not be possible to avoid a partition.

This is not the first time US officials have mentioned partition as a possibility for Syria, and indeed Secretary of State John Kerry presented it back in February as “Plan B” if that ceasefire failed. The ceasefire is gone, but Brennan is the first official to bring it up since.

Indeed, US officials have long resisted the notion of even couching partition as a possibility, insisting they want Syria to remain united, and with a powerful central government, albeit a different, more pro-US ruling faction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to CIA Chief Brennan: forgive me, sir, but have you had a conversation with Syrian Bashar Al Assad, the duly elected President of Syria, about this?!?

Breaking Syria into bits may be something both the Kurds and Israelis would like to see happen; but it appears that you are no closer to achieving regime change in Damascus than when you started this illegal, immoral, and covert operation in Syria, completely ignoring that you were violating Syria's sovereignty, and causing untold deaths, injuries, and massive population displacements.

Aug 01 10:08

2016 ‘Horns of a Dilemma’ presidential false choice to be gored Left or Right with wars, looting, lying of the one US rogue state. Alternative: Demand .01% arrests to annually save millions of lives, trillions of dollars

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

dilemma: Greek for “two premises,” likened to accepting the painful and dangerous impaling of your choice of a bull’s left or right horn.

PuppetGov’s sharp 5-minutes of our dilemma:

1-minute of logic with option to creatively respond to the false choice of being on the “horns of a dilemma”:

Americans are faced with the false choice in the 2016 presidential election between the Left and Right arms of one US rogue state. The Left had to steal the primary elections, demonstrated in a report by the President of the American Statistical Association (the single most prestigious and authoritative for statistics), but this is just the latest move of the rogue state.

Americans should reject both the Left and Right horn.

Americans who vote for Hillary or Trump are voting to continue the following policies, with 95%+ who would never agree if honestly briefed on the facts:

Aug 01 09:52

Hillary’s Latest Headache: Skolkovo

he subject of Russia’s influence in American politics has been a hot topic of late, particularly as the MSM continues to link Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and the DNC hack. However, a report published by the Government Accountability Institute presents a new twist in the Kremlin-US political ties. It all started with the 2009 “Russian reset” touted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

One such project was Skolkovo, an “innovation city” of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley. As chief diplomat, Hillary was in charge of courting US companies to invest in this new Russian city. Russia, on the other hand, had committed to spend $5 billion over the next three years (2009-12).

Of the 28 “partners,” 17, or 60%, have made financial commitments to the Clinton Foundation, totaling tens of millions of dollars, or sponsored speeches by Bill Clinton…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So.... the Clintons were not only responsible for "Chinagate"; during her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary was personally responsible for "Russiagate" as well!

Aug 01 09:23

EXPERT REPORT: EVIDENCE PROVES ELECTION FRAUD AND BERNIE WON THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

“The difference between the reported totals, and our best estimate of the actual vote, varies considerably from state to state. However these differences are significant—sometimes more than 10%—and could change the outcome of the election.” ~ Fritz Scheuren, professor of statistics at George Washington University, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was watching Bill Maher's "Real Time", being rebroadcast on HBO yesterday, and there he was, Bernie Sanders, "carrying "Hillary's water", even after he had to know that he had been cheated out of the nomination for President, and I have to wonder; what was the quid pro quo here?!?

Aug 01 08:15

A Georgia town is sending police to black residents’ homes to challenge their voting rights

Jim Crow laws have been off the books for years, but that hasn’t stopped individual states and cities from coming up with new ways to depress minority voter turnout.

Last week, for instance, a U.S. appeals court struck down a North Carolina voter ID law that it said was specifically designed to lower turnout among black voters. And now the New York Times is reporting that a town in Georgia is using its police department to challenge the rights of its black residents to vote.

Specifically, the Times reports that the Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration has been “systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180” black residents in Sparta, Georgia “by dispatching deputies with summonses commanding them to appear in person to prove their residence or lose their voting rights.”

The 180 black residents make up roughly one fifth of Sparta’s total registered voters, the Times notes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Barry Fleming could make that last comment with a straight face is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

One person, one vote; that's the law of the land, period, end of discussion.

And anything which gets n the way of this, like issuing summonses demanding they prove their residence of lose their voting rights, is absolutely illegal, and a damned insult to the people who live in Hancock Country.

Now, asking for some kind of ID during the voting process, I don't have a problem with, to insure that a person does have the right to vote in a particular precinct.

But this process of demanding that people in Hancock country prove where they live, in this way, is nothing less than totally insane.

Aug 01 08:04

CHILD ARRESTED, THROWN IN JAIL FOR BURPING IN CLASS, COURT RULES THIS POLICE STATE MADNESS JUSTIFIED

Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to some of the world’s most dangerous cops. After a recent federal appeals court ruling this week, the world now knows why they are likely never held accountable. In typical police state fashion, the court upheld the arrest and charges of a 13-year-old child — for burping in class.

In what sounds like a piece from the Onion, the 10th circuit court of appeals ruled that the cop who arrested the child and the school staff were entitled to ‘immunity’ from any lawsuit filed against them on behalf of the child. The law the court cited in their ruling prohibits anyone from interfering with the educational process.

The original incident happened in May of 2011 at Albuquerque’s Cleveland Middle School. After repeatedly burping in class, instead of simply disciplining the child, the school called the cops. The 13-year-old boy, who was in 7th grade at the time, was then searched, arrested, handcuffed, and brought to jail — for burping.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, this is what "education" in New Mexico has become; violent, massive police over-reach, coupled with extremely poor judgement on the part of the teacher.

The kid was lucky he didn't get shot.

Aug 01 08:00

Hillary May Act Like a Dictator if Elected, But That Is Not the Worst Problem

Hillary Clinton will likely act like a dictator if elected. But that is not the worst problem.

She has a special selection of character traits that will profoundly deepen whatever polarization accompanies her rise to power – which will surely be substantial.

Many are saying Donald Trump will win the election. But with overwhelming mainstream media support and with easily hacked Diebold machines installed in strategic regions of the US, Hillary has significant advantages The Donald does not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is troubling is that everyone openly admits US elections are fraudulent, yet nobody does anything about it.

Aug 01 07:59

Financial Times Wrong About Experts, Populism and Internet Truth

The elite’s controlling propaganda is failing.

This article that appeared recently in the Financial Times is a perfect summary of both elite memes and their increasing malfunction.

Here’s the crux paragraph:

The populist credo replaces patriotism with nationalism and promotes contempt for traditional institutions. Anyone styled an “expert” is in cahoots with the elites. Everyone has a right to produce their own “facts”.

Jul 31 22:19

The Stolen Nation of Hawaii

Produced by Ken Nichols O'Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unknown story of Hawaii and the hidden Genocide being committed by the American government with the use of 'blood quantum' for the purpose of eliminating the Hawaiian national; and the reason America does this? Because according to their own laws, America never lawfully annexed Hawaii*, therefore according to law Hawaii never became a state, and if the Hawaiian land was never lawfully annexed, the only true claimant to the land, is the Hawaiian national.

Jul 31 18:42

11 minutes of video: Sanders surrenders democracy, justice, to endorse dictatorial election fraud in a rogue state: ‘Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding President, and I’m proud to stand with her tonight!’ Demanding .01% arrests yet?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: The Last Great Stand

TRUTHstreammedia’s powerful 8-minutes:

But Sanders was silent for two months after democracy was crushed at Nevada’s Democratic Convention in May. JayVTV Versace’s 3-minutes:

But this is how both parties dictatorially rigged their conventions in 2012. 4-minutes:

Now, Election Justice USA issued their report of the 2016 primaries, Democracy Lost, with findings that Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primaries, but was denied victory from the following types of election fraud (pg. 95):

1) Targeted voter suppression

2) Registration tampering

3) Illegal voter purges

4) Exit polling discrepancies

5) Evidence for voting machine tampering

6) The security (or lack thereof) of various voting machine types

Their conclusion:

Jul 31 13:04

Trump Campaign, RNC Chair Question Prearranged Debate Schedule

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort continued to push back against the prearranged schedule of presidential debates on Sunday, citing a need to "maximize the audience."

Priebus confirmed that the RNC would back Republican nominee Donald Trump if he were to protest or demand changes to the presidential debate schedule as set by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) last year. Trump claimed Friday that the fall debates have been rigged by his oppo(*Hillary Rodham Clinton)nents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a football game.

(*MEN! We're Being VIOLATED !)

Jul 31 12:35

Cop Loses it, Shoots Up Church in Rampage Over Violence Toward Police — NO CHARGES

A 27-year-old deputy was arrested after he admitted to getting drunk and unloading pistols into a Presbyterian church. Instead of facing charges for dangerously discharging a firearm in public, Sommervell County Sheriff’s Deputy, William Cox was set free.

The incident began on July 13 when officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a maniac shooting up a church. When police arrived they found Cox drunk in the parking lot, who immediately admitted to the crime.

Jul 31 12:18

How Clinton and Sanders avoided a broken convention

(*By Bernie Sanders Having His Delegates STOLEN By Hillary Rodham Clinton , In Plain View !)

Jul 31 09:39

U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans

The United States will not tolerate the countries of the world acting like the United States, senior U.S. officials say.

In particular, according to U.S. officials speaking in a variety of media, the United States will not permit foreign intelligence services to act like U.S. intelligence agencies.

Countries where there is a general consensus that U.S. security agencies, military forces and politicians have interfered with the local political process include Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Columbia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia (including Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia) and Zaire.

Jul 31 09:22

Elderly man, 76, is in critical condition after being shot by state troopers in his own living room - before they realized they were at the WRONG address

A 76-year-old New Jersey man is in critical condition after state police responded to a 911 call to the wrong house — and shot him as he stood in his own living room, authorities said.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about 11:30pm Friday from a location in Cumberland County, but the caller hung up without giving a location.

The call appeared to have come from a house on Centerton Road and two uniformed state troopers responded. At the time, they didn't realize the call hadn't come from that address.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe instead of disarming law-abiding citizens, it is time to disarm the cops!

Jul 31 08:18

EXPERT REPORT: EVIDENCE PROVES ELECTION FRAUD AND BERNIE WON THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

1-minute expert testimony that unaccountable voting machines are a literal “black box” with absolutely nothing to see or count. Please note the distain of the off-screen “official” responding to clear and obvious proof of election fraud:

We’ve documented that the US use of electronic voting machines without a paper trail fails to meet the definition of election because it requires physical votes subject to independently verifiable counting (with videos).

We’ve documented that Clinton belongs in prison for support of lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression in key vocal roles as US Senator and Secretary of State; the worst crimes a nation can commit, as well as election fraud in collusion with the Democratic National Committee.

Now, Election Justice USA issued their report of the 2016 primaries, Democracy Lost, with findings that Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primaries, but was denied victory from the following types of election fraud (pg. 95):

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any yet, such blatant fraud is perfectly acceptable to the Clinton machine, and is cheered by the Clintonistas.

It appears that most of them have had their conscience surgically removed.

Jul 31 08:14

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS BROKERED MORE WEAPONS SALES THAN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION SINCE WORLD WAR II

The numbers should stagger anyone. According to the latest figures available from the Congressional Research Service, the United States was credited with more than half the value of all global arms transfer agreements in 2014, the most recent year for which full statistics are available. At 14 percent, the world’s second largest supplier, Russia, lagged far behind. Washington’s “leadership” in this field has never truly been challenged. The US share has fluctuated between one-third and one-half of the global market for the past two decades, peaking at an almost monopolistic 70 percent of all weapons sold in 2011. And the gold rush continues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the real "Obama Legacy."

Jul 31 08:06

U S GOVERNMENT now CONFISCATING Homes, Cars and ASSETS

Jul 31 08:01

The Scalia Election

The just-concluded Supreme Court term starkly makes the case for why the court should be at the forefront of every voter's mind this November.

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(*The just-concluded DNC , should also Drive Home The Case !)

Jul 31 05:41

Expert report: Evidence proves election fraud and Bernie WON the Democratic nomination. Had enough .01% rogue state crimes to demand arrests, or need more lies, looting, wars?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

"The difference between the reported totals, and our best estimate of the actual vote, varies considerably from state to state. However these differences are significant—sometimes more than 10%—and could change the outcome of the election.” ~ Fritz Scheuren, professor of statistics at George Washington University, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)

1-minute expert testimony that unaccountable voting machines are a literal “black box” with absolutely nothing to see or count:

We've documented that the US use of electronic voting machines without a paper trail fails to meet the definition of election because it requires physical votes subject to independently verifiable counting (with videos).

Jul 31 02:38

Long Live the Queen of Chaos

For those to whom this hasn’t yet occurred, if Hillary Clinton is elected President she will be President. The Democratic Party platform, Bernie Sanders’ program proposals and Mrs. Clinton’s theorized move Left will be but distant memories. If Mrs. Clinton brings with her a Democratic Congress (or not) she will use it to pass the TPP and TTIP ‘trade’ agreements, to launch ‘liberal’ wars across the Middle East and rattle sabers against Russia, she will re-launch the ‘Grand Bargain’ to cut Social Security and Medicare under the pretext of a fiscal crisis and should Wall Street falter, she will ‘hold her nose’ and once again bail out her benefactors. This is the program her supporters are voting for.
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Flip the Democratic Party script for a moment to consider that Vladimir Putin might have a point. Hillary Clinton is the most dangerous person on the planet because she is a neoliberal militarist who is absolutely immune from the consequences of the crises she creates.>>>

Jul 30 17:41

81-minute radio interview: Carl Herman on $1,000,000 per US household monetary reform benefits rather than 20 Americans own more than bottom 50%, .1% own more than 90%, 1% more wealthy than 99%

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

81-minute interview with Byron Dale and Greg Soderberg of WealthMoney.org (the three of us have combined over 90 years of research on this topic):

here

Data, discussion:

The top three benefits each of monetary reform and public banking total ~$1,000,000 for the average American household, and would be received nearly instantly. Fed Chair Janet Yellen publicly acknowledges monetary reform as described below, but continues a history of criminal fraud in her lawful fiduciary responsibility to truthfully provide what you're about to read. The data below include evidence of a .01% oligarchy criminally looting tens of trillions of our dollars.

Jul 30 15:19

Washington let Saudi Arabia commit atrocities in Yemen, then strong-arm the UN into remaining silent

The United Nations has long been bullied by its most powerful members, and U.N. secretaries-general have usually been forced to grit their teeth and take it quietly. But few nations have been more publicly brazen in this practice than Saudi Arabia, and earlier this summer, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon managed to get in a dig at the Kingdom over its blackmail-style tactics. Ban openly admitted that it was only after Riyadh threatened to cut off funding to the U.N. that he bowed to its demand to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, where it has launched a harsh military intervention, from a list of violators of children’s rights contained in the annex of his annual Children and Armed Conflict report. “The report describes horrors no child should have to face,” Ban told reporters. “At the same time, I also had to consider the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously if, as was suggested to me, countries would defund many U.N. programs.

Jul 30 14:46

Hillary's Convention Con

by Ralph Nader

The 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia was a multi-layered, raucous display of political theater. A host of delegates loyal to Senator Bernie Sanders were inside in large numbers exclaiming “No more war” during former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's speech and raising all kinds of progressive, rebellious signs and banners against the Hillary crowd. Although Hillary addressed them directly in her acceptance speech, “Your cause is my cause,” those dissatisfied delegates in the hall saw her rhetoric for what it was: insincere and opportunistic.

She said she’d tax the wealthy for public necessities, but declined to mention a sales tax on Wall Street speculation that could bring in as much as $300 billion a year to support such initiatives. She opposed “unfair trade agreements,” but remarkably omitted saying she was against (*for?) the TPP (the notorious pending Trans Pacific Trade Agreement backed by Obama that is receiving wide left/right opposition).

She paid lip service to>>>

Jul 30 11:49

Steve Wynn: Trump Vs Hillary Is A Distraction From The Real Problem, Which Ends With "Wheelbarrows Full Of Money"

Sooner or later, our political establishment is going to be forced, regardless of party affiliation, to deal with $19 trillion in debt that's climbing by around $1.6 billion a day. That means that in the Treasury auction each month in Downtown Washington, we're printing money at the rate of $40 billion or $50 billion a month which is of course increasing the money supply and directly impacting the living standard or the buying power of the U.S. dollar for people who are being paid like everybody on this call today.

Now, part of the frustration in America is the fact that the deficit is having an enormous impact on the living style and the living standard of Americans, but not all of this is well understood by the folks, to use Bill O'Reilly's term. The folks are being - their living standard being clipped by the deficit and by the printing of money and the increase in the money supply.

Jul 30 11:34

Idaho Attorney General Lets Jack Yantis Killers Go Scot-Free

Very sad and disappointing news today out of Idaho- the Attorney General has released their official whitewash, and announced that no charges will be filed against deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland, who slaughtered 62-year-old rancher Jack Yantis outside of his ranch on November 1, 2015. The Adams County Sheriff's department had called Jack at home and requested that he put down one of his bulls, which had been hit by a car. The deputies then pumped twelve bullets into Jack's chest, stomach and heart in front of his nephew and wife, who immediately had a heart attack.

Jul 30 11:29

Hillary Lead Over Trump Surges After Reuters "Tweaks" Poll

So, as we reported last night, something had to be done. And something was done: Reuters "tweaked" its polling methodology.

As Reuters explained, "in a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of “Neither” candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Many voters on both sides have been ambivalent in their support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, complicating the task of the pollsters trying to track the race. That sentiment may help explain an apparent skew that recently emerged in the Reuters/Ipsos poll results. Given the choice, a relatively large group of voters opted for “Neither/Other” candidate compared with other major polls, leading to an underreporting of several percentage points for one or other of the two major contenders at times in the race."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Clintonistas are desperate; in fact, so desperate that they have to "cook" the language of the polls to make it appear that Clinton is actually ahead, when she is not.

Jul 30 11:21

Merkel on the ropes: Thousands of German protesters take to the streets saying she 'Must Go' and a key coalition ally withdraws support to open-door immigration policy after terror attacks 

Merkel's premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy.
More than 5,000 protested in Berlin and thousands more throughout Germany over the 'open-door' policy that many have blamed for four brutal terrorist attacks that left 13 dead over the last month.
The Chancellor faced a fresh wave of fury after it emerged that two recent terror attacks and a third killing were carried out by men who entered the country as refugees.

Despite the massive waves of criticism, Merkel defended her policy this week, dramatically proclaiming 'we can do it' as she pledged not to let the violent acts guide political decisions.

But now her key ally in Bavaria - which bore the brunt of the attacks - has launched a fresh attack on her leadership, distancing his party from Merkel and straining the coalition that keeps her in power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel has done this to herself, by following an immigration policy which has absolutely backfired on the German people; her tone-deafness on this issue will be her political undoing.

Jul 30 11:07

A New Low in US Presidential Politics: The Anointment of Hillary, the Neocon “War Goddess”

Anointing her by electoral rigging to lead one wing of America’s duopoly system reveals the deplorable state of the nation – tyranny posing as democracy.

A new low in presidential politics was reached with a candidate representing Washington’s lunatic fringe, a neocon war goddess drooling for endless conflicts.

If elected, Hillary risks committing greater high crimes of state than her predecessors, including possible nuclear war – why it’s crucial to defeat her in November. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

Her Thursday night acceptance speech was what you’d expect – featuring rambling lofty rhetoric, dreary and dull pontificating, empty promises, an unprincipled display of dishonesty.

Jul 30 10:42

US, Israel forces stage secret military drill

Israel and the United States have reportedly staged a joint secret war game in southern Israel amid growing military cooperation between the two sides.

Israeli media said on Thursday that the drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley’ was held in Negev Desert to improve cooperation between American and Israeli forces.

The drill, which was said to have been conducted during day and nighttime hours over the past week, involved the US Marine Corps as well as special units from the Israeli air, naval and ground forces.

During the exercise, the troops and commandos took part in drills simulating helicopter landings behind enemy lines, and urban warfare above and below ground. They also practiced close-range combat and military takeover techniques.

Israel’s so-called ‘David’s Sling’ missile system, which targets medium to long-range missiles, was also used in the maneuver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War against whom, please?!?

The Palestinians?!?

The Lebanese?!?

Syria?!?

Iran?!?

Making your most important geopolitical friend a country with history of pathologically being unable to get along with its neighbors cannot, possibly, be a smart move by the US government.

Jul 30 09:51

Chelsea Manning, Army leaker, faces indefinite solitary confinement after suicide attempt

WikiLeaks source Pvt. Chelsea Manning said Thursday that Army officials are considering charging her for attempting to commit suicide earlier this month inside her Fort Leavenworth prison cell.

Manning, 28, is being investigated for charges of “resisting the force cell move team,” “prohibited property” and “conduct which threatens” in connection with her July 5 suicide attempt, according to her attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union.

If convicted, Manning risks punishment ranging from indefinite solitary confinement to an extra nine years behind bars, the ACLU said.
“It is deeply troubling that Chelsea is now being subjected to an investigation and possible punishment for her attempt to take her life. The government has long been aware of Chelsea’s distress associated with the denial of medical care related to her gender transition and yet delayed and denied the treatment recognized as necessary,” ACLU attorney Chase Strangio said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military wants to make a terrible example of this person, in order to prevent further leaks, no matter how obscenely immoral the acts are which that military person has been ordered to do.

Those contemplating further punishment for Manning's suicide attempt are starting to look like monsters.

So, I have a modest proposal; what DARPA needs to do is invent a medication, mandatory for all military members, which will burn each military person's moral conscience out of their brains, permanently, before they report for duty; apparently, that is clearly what the US military wants of their members.

"The end justifies the means" thinking is a very dangerous mind-set into which military, and civilian leadership, seem to have descended at this point in the American narrative.

Unfortunately, my sense is that Manning will continue attempting suicide until she is successful, which means that through her death, the military will have ultimately lost control of the situation.

That will make her a martyr to peace activists, and those who wish our government would resolve geopolitical disputes through good-faith negotiations, rather than war.

I would, therefore, strongly suggest that the US military may not want to go there, by invoking further punishments that will drive her, ultimately, to a successful suicide.

Jul 30 09:31

Erdogan to US Intel Chief: Know Your Place

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily condemned comments from US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, saying it wasn’t up to Clapper to assess the post-coup purge and that he should “know your place.”

Erdogan went on to accuse the US of involvement in the coup, insisting “my people know who is behind this scheme,” and adding that with his criticism Clapper and others “are giving yourselves away.” He added that accused coup plotter Fethullah Gulen was “already in your country, you are already feeding him,” and demanded immediate extradition.

Jul 30 09:26

At Convention, Hillary Clinton Stresses Israel’s Security, Not Quest for Peace

Indeed, in her own speech, Clinton’s only mention of Israel was bragging that the nuclear deal with Iran would protect Israel, and that she was determined to “keep supporting Israel’s security.” Conspicuously absent from the speech was any mention of the settlements, or indeed of the Palestinians.

It’s perhaps unsurprising, as Clinton’s AIPAC speech back in March similarly focused on the idea of bolstering military ties with Israel, while mentioning the Palestinians primarily as “terrorists,” and giving limited lip-service to the idea of getting a peace deal. Indeed, during the presidential primary Clinton’s opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D – VT) faulted her for not being even-handed enough.

Jul 30 08:48

White Noise? What White Noise?

I have no idea whether this video is on the up and up, but it seems genuine enough. This is a California Bernie Sanders delegate who has attended the Democratic Convention all week, allegedly, and like her fellow Bernie people, has been a little vocal in her anti-war, anti-Hillary, anti-establishment sentiments. When this woman and the rest of the Bernie delegation showed up early to claim their seats for the main event last night, Hillary Clinton riding in wearing her white pantsuit, with literally the only thing missing being the white steed on which to ride to the podium, the seats were already reserved by paid seat fillers wearing a Hillary shirt. The price to buy a crowd? $50 a person.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of dirty trick would be totally expected from the Clintonistas.

Bernie Sanders and his supporters are amazingly lucky they actually escaped this convention with their lives.

Jul 30 08:41

Clinton Campaign Also Hacked In Attacks On Democrats: Sources

The computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The hack appears to have been carried out by Russian intelligence services, a federal law enforcement official told the New York Times.

The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.

A Clinton campaign spokesman said in a statement late on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the DNC and used by the campaign and a number of other entities “was accessed as part of the DNC hack.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but is this the best the DNC can do?!? Accusing Russia of these hacks?!?

Either you have incontrovertible evidence, or you don't; and it looks as though they have zero evidence, whatsoever, to link Russia to these hacks.

They just made it up out of thin air, period, end of discussion, do deflect accusations of lousy computer security (just like Hillary Clinton's non-secure, non-governmental servers)!!

Jul 30 08:34

Court Rules That Kids Can Be Arrested For Burping In School

In an astounding decision, a federal appeals court has ruled that it was acceptable for an officer to arrest a 13-year-old seventh-grader for burping at a New Mexico middle school.

According to a lawsuit filed in the case, the unidentified teen was arrested on May 11, 2011 at Cleveland Middle School in Albuquerque after he “burped audibly” in his P.E. class and was taken to a juvenile detention facility in handcuffs.

School officials said the boy interrupted the class by fake burping repeatedly until the teacher sent him into the hall where he continued to interrupt by sticking his head back into the classroom and burping again.

Jul 30 08:33

Rwanda, the Clinton Dynasty, and the Case of Dr. Léopold Munyakazi

The Rwandan government accuses him of genocide crime committed in 1994, but they made no such accusations until after he gave several talks on northeastern college and university campuses in which he said that the Rwandan war and massacres of the 1990s were a class conflict, not an ethnic conflict, and therefore not genocide. These talks constituted a threat to President Paul Kagame’s totalitarian Rwandan regime, to the Clinton dynasty, and to “humanitarian” war ideology.

Jul 30 08:26

IRELAND JAILS 3 TOP BANKERS OVER 2008 COLLAPSE, THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE US DID

“By means that could be termed dishonest, deceitful and corrupt, they manufactured 7.2 billion euros in deposits by obvious sham transactions,” Judge Martin Nolan of Ireland said as he convicted three top bankers on Friday for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. They are among the first in the world to be sent to prison for their involvement in the global meltdown eight years ago.

The longest-ever criminal trial in Ireland lasted 74 days and led to convictions for former Irish Life and Permanent Bank Chief Executive Denis Casey; former finance director at the failed Anglo Irish Bank, Willie McAteer; and former head of capital markets at the Anglo Irish Bank, John Bowe. They received sentences ranging between two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on ya, Ireland!!

Jul 30 08:15

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.

This is the lacerating verdict of the IMF’s top watchdog on the fund’s tangled political role in the eurozone debt crisis, the most damaging episode in the history of the Bretton Woods institutions.

The three main bailouts for Greece, Portugal and Ireland were unprecedented in scale and character. The trio were each allowed to borrow over 2,000pc of their allocated quota – more than three times the normal limit – and accounted for 80pc of all lending by the fund between 2011 and 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what are the real-world implications of this evaluation?!?

Will anyone be tried, fined, or go to jail, and NOT in Europe's version of a Club Fed?!?

My bet would be, absoflippinglutely not.

The apology is all the long-suffering Greek, Irish, and Portuguese people will get, period, end of discussion.

What an aphrodisiac it must be, to wield that much power with zero responsibility, and creating the absolute fluster clucks the IMF has created here!

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