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Jan 04 23:18

Islamophobia Rising: FBI Warns ‘Militia Extremists’ Are Targeting Muslims

Check out the FBI's Poster boy. Can you say Agent Provocateur and now Ammon Bundy's guard!

WASHINGTON — While the mainstream media showers attention on any crime with even the slightest hint of a connection to ISIS or other Muslim extremists, less attention is being paid to a growing number of threats against everyday Muslims in the United States despite the FBI raising the alarm.

The FBI issued an intelligence bulletin in May, warning that “militia extremists” are increasing their violent rhetoric against Muslims and even potentially making concrete plans to target them for violence. “The FBI makes these assessments with high confidence on the basis of a large body of source reporting generated mainly since 2013,” noted the bulletin.

Jan 04 20:51

Yelp Review:Bureau of Land Management

Yes! You can write your own review and let people know how you feel about BLM.
Be civil! And remember BLM without the L is just plain old BM!

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The BLM police are the reason for this review. I'm sure their ineptitude can be attributed to the BLM as a whole, but the criminal thugs they enlist under the guise of federal police officers are the sole reason for this review......

Jan 04 19:42

US Government Pledges Citizen Assets And Labor For Additional Spending Video

Each one of us, including our children, are considered assets of the bankrupt United States which acts as the “Debtor in Possession.” We are designated by this government as human “resources” or human “capital“.

The creditors of the United States were getting nervous by the mid-1960?s. President Nixon had to collateralize more debt. He settled upon a plan to quietly set aside huge tracts of American land with their mineral rights in reserve to cover the outstanding debts.

Jan 04 19:37

America Foreclosed

A free society is, of necessity, a society in which the government must come to the people for its operating budget. A government that must depend on the people for its source of income is one that must listen to what the people and their representatives have to say. The United States was originally structured on the strict premise that the government be limited in land and resource ownership.

Jan 04 19:34

US Citizens & Their Property Collateral for US Debt

From the grave!

The Bankruptcy of The United States
United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993
Vol. 33, page H-1303

The Speaker is Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

Jan 04 18:04

How BLM sells out America's land to foreign interests

"The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street," Calvo said. "The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? [sic] Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place."

Calvo said some were telling him that the BLM was categorizing Bundy's land for future collateralization or to sell it outright.

"In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here's the part that is more sinister and crazy," Calvo said. "The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors. I have a laundry list of deals that have been approved just in the last year."

Jan 04 17:38

FLASHBACK: The Mining of Our Aquifers: As Long As BLM Can Make A Buck Who Cares If the Water Is Gone!

How could all of this happen? Believe it or not, the current law is the General Mining Law of 1872, which declares mining the best use of public land, gives miners access to that land for bargain-basement prices, and doesn’t mention cleanup.

Meanwhile, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is rounding up our wild horses with a vengeance because there’s “not enough water for them to drink.” (A horse only drinks about 10-15 gallons of water a day.)

Jan 04 08:50

Two more top banks getting away with paying NO corporation tax in the UK: Credit Suisse and Citigroup are latest to admit using previous losses to slash their bills

Two foreign investment banks with major businesses in Britain are paying no corporation tax, it emerged last night.

Citigroup and Credit Suisse disclosed in the past fortnight that their main British subsidiaries paid zero corporate income tax in 2014.

It means there are now seven foreign investment banks in London paying no corporation tax. They also include JP Morgan Chase, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

They used huge losses from previous years – including fines and lawsuits – to slash their tax bills. The revelation follows the controversial decision by the Financial Conduct Authority to shelve plans to investigate pay and behaviour in the banking sector.

Jan 01 09:37

How the Super Rich Ruling Class Designed the IRS to Rob Everyone Else for Their Personal Gain

By Claire Bernish

While most of us are saddled with the burden of taxes, income tax, sales tax, etc., ad infinitum, the über-wealthy in the U.S. have essentially created their own I.R.S. — gaming the system so adeptly, it has essentially become their employee. But, wait, you might be thinking, those ultra-wealthy billionaires worked hard for those riches! Though that might certainly be true to an extent, how they’ve put the I.R.S. to work for them — manipulating the State to gain an advantage almost incomprehensible to most of us — makes these currency-movers and law-manipulators a special brand of leech...

Dec 30 21:17

Here's How Many People Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana Last Year

Kim Bellware Reporter, The Huffington Post

With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:

Dec 30 18:05

Shock Video: Cops Torture and Sodomize Man in Public for Rolling Through a Stop Sign

Lee County, FL — A video uploaded to Facebook shows a gang of cops from the Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office brutally violating a man on the roadside, after pulling him over for a rolling stop.

Screams of agony can be heard echoing from the trees as the man’s arm is twisted almost to the breaking point and his rectum is invaded by the gloved hand of a drug war enforcer.

The cops can be heard saying, “Stop resisting! Just relax!” as the victim continues to scream and kick in pain.

Dec 30 14:25

Syria: It’s Not a Civil War and it Never Was

The weapons are foreign, the fighters are foreign, the agenda is foreign. As Syrian forces fight to wrest control of their country back and restore order within their borders, the myth of the “Syrian civil war” continues on.

Dec 30 11:24

IRS Employee Whose Job Was Assisting Victims Of Identity Theft Charged In $1 Million Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Federal officials today announced arrests and charges in a stolen identity tax-refund scheme believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims and run by an IRS employee who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft.

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Dec 29 08:20

Dem calls for temporary tax to pay for ISIS war

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is proposing a temporary surtax to pay for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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There is no such thing as a "temporary" tax in Washington DC. Once they get the tax, they keep it! Let the people who WANT war pay for it (and let their children die in it).

Dec 29 07:27

LOOK: This Billboard’s Message To Welfare Recipients Has Some Saying It Should Be ‘All Over America’

The sign is reminiscent of one of the display most seen at Tea Party rallies, one that insists “Taxed Enough Already!”

It is also an echo of another sign that made the rounds last year that read, “I used to be called a taxpayer, now I’m called a right-wing extremist.”

But when it comes to taxes and the welfare payments that too many today feel they should be used for, perhaps founding father Benjamin Franklin put it best.

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it,” Franklin wrote in 1766. “In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

Dec 28 21:19

The Rise of Crony Capitalism and Corporate Welfare - Stefan Molyneux

why earn the money when buying politicians is cheaper and more likely to yield high returns?

Dec 25 08:03

A Stealth Default on Social Security

Wow, that’s brazen. They took “file and suspend” out back and shot it dead. No warning at all.

We figured this technique to maximize Social Security benefits would be safe at least until the next president took office and Social Security’s looming bankruptcy would be too big to ignore.

Instead, it wound up in the fine print of the “zombie budget” Congress and the White House agreed on last week.

So how did we get here?

Webmaster addition: See BILL CLINTON LOOTED SOCIAL SECURITY TO CREATE HIS FEDERAL BUDGET SURPLUS

Dec 24 06:21

The IRS can nix your right to travel: “They could revoke your passport on your honeymoon”

Never mind the fact that the IRS itself has been unconstitutionally taxing most Americans for the past century.

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Dec 23 09:45

Five top banks paid no UK corporation tax last year: JP Morgan and Bank of America among names using tax breaks and saying they have made loses to avoid huge bill

Five of the world’s biggest investment banks paid no corporation tax in the UK last year, despite making millions of pounds in profits.

JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura Holding and Morgan Stanley all said their main British arms paid no corporation tax.

An analysis of figures filed by the banks showed they used tax breaks and losses generated during the financial crisis to reduce their bills.

Some paid no tax in the UK because they said they had made losses in London – while reporting profits in much smaller arms in lower-tax countries.

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Dec 20 19:10

Apple a tax avoider? That's total rubbish, rants boss Tim Cook as he claims it is 'not reasonable' for the tech giant to pay the full rate

Apple’s chief executive has said criticism over the company’s refusal to pay its taxes is ‘political c**p’.

Tim Cook said that is was not ‘reasonable’ for the tech giant to pay the full rate and claimed that outdated tax codes were the problem.

Cook said that he would not comply with the law like most other businesses and individuals have to - until it was overhauled.

Dec 20 19:04

Netflix is latest multi-million-pound global company that does not pay UK corporation tax despite generating £200m of revenue in Britain

It did, however, pay tax in Luxembourg last year totalling £573,396.

Figures obtained by The Sunday Times showed that its Dutch arm - Netflix International BV - had a net turnover of £415million and profits of £11.3million.

British customers, who typically pay £5.99 a month for the service are given contracts from Netflix BV.

This means that profits generated by Netflix International BV - which was Dutch-based until 2014 - included UK subscriptions.

In contrast, Netflix Services UK, the British arm of the firm, was given an income tax credit of £35,000.

Dec 18 14:09

1940: Fr. Charles Coughlin Reveals "The Federal Reserve Banking System is a privately owned corporation. It is not a Government owned corporation as some persons believe."

In the late 1930s, Catholic Priest Fr. Charles E. Coughlin of Michigan had one of the most popular weekly radio shows in the country. On April 7, 1940, Coughlin gave a scathing rebuke of the Federal Reserve, explaining how it 'thrives on misery' and is 'leading this country into chaos.' He begins "On December 23, 1913, 27 years ago - a Federal Reserve Act was approved by the Congress of the United States. This Act permitted bankers to establish a bankers' bank- or, to be more precise, 12 bankers' banks situated one in each regional division of the United States of America... In other words, the Federal Reserve Banking System is a privately owned corporation. It is not a Government owned corporation as some persons believe.

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Dec 17 09:41

Bedroom tax: Nearly half of people affected have had to cut back on food spending, DWP study reveals

78% of people affected by removal of the spare room subsidy regularly run out of money by the end of the week or month

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Dec 15 14:20

103 Years Later, Wall Street Turned Out Just As One Man Predicted

As our country burns to the ground: trapped in a post 9/11 (inside job) never ending war on terror that only benefited Israel; impoverished by an economic collapse engineered by an unprosecuted banking cabal; homeless, penniless, jobless; imprisoned in a high-tech DHS police state, spied upon by space-based and weaponized drones; living in an open air toxic waste pit: vaccinated, GMO’ed, chem-trailed, fracked and Fukushima irradiated, remember this: it all started with the formation of private money trust.

Dec 15 09:16

Wastebook: 7 Ridiculous Ways The Feds Blew Your Tax Dollars Last Year

The feds spent millions last year putting college students into fat suits, filming monkeys running on a treadmill, and attempting to get hipsters to quit smoking. Those projects are only three of 100 ways the federal government wasted your tax dollars, which are detailed in Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Arizona) 286-page report, entitled “Wastebook: The Farce Awakens.”

Though Flake’s report has a unique Star Wars-themed flair, the Wastebook falls in line with now-retired Sen. Tom Coburn’s tradition of releasing an annual list of the feds’ worst spending offenses.

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Dec 13 14:19

15 Ancient House Designs That You Can Build Really Cheap or Free

How would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me.

You’re not alone, in fact today most people in “civilized” parts of the world don’t own their homes but are indebted to banks or rent from a landlord. But it has not always been this way, as Henry David Thoreau so truthfully writes in his book Walden:

Dec 13 14:11

City of Fort Worth Levies $3,000 Fine to Raw Milk Dairy, Located Outside of City Limits

More Criminal government!

FORT WORTH TX – Eldon Hoolely, who runs a small, family operated dairy farm is being summoned to court on Monday after some of their raw milk product was found inside the city limits of Fort Worth. The City of Fort Worth is now claiming that Rosey Ridge Farms, which is located nearly 40 miles south of city limits has somehow committed $3,000 worth of city ordinance violations.

Elmer DePaula, a health superintendent for the city claims that Rosey Ridge Farms was operating an illegal food establishment within the city limits. When in actuality, a food cooperative was purchasing the raw milk and transporting the product back to Fort Worth to distribute to it’s members.

Dec 13 12:17

It’s Time to Stop “Supporting Our Troops”: Thirty Million People Killed by U.S. Since the End of World War II

As both a West Point graduate and critic of the American Empire, to me the “support our troops” sentiment has long outworn its propagandized welcome. US Empire has been using that contrite expression to brainwash Americans and justify its wars and violence for far too long. It sprang up during this last decade’s protracted war losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. Never was it ever heard during the Vietnam War when our combat veterans returned home feeling defeated and suffering from untreated PTSD symptoms, shunned by a nation that had bitterly turned against them and their war, particularly by their own peer group. Fast forward to four decades and three war defeats later, and our government is still sending Americans off to fight and die inAfghanistan (9800 currently) and Iraq (3500 with another 100 on the way), and now inSyria (50 just proposed with more on the way while war-hawk Bobbsy twins McCain and Graham are calling for 20,000 more troops in Syria).

Dec 13 10:09

Man Arrested After Trying To Pay Taxes With $1 Bills

Last week, a man was arrested while he was attempting to pay his property taxes in $1 bills. According to the police report, 27-year-old Timothy Andrew Norris attempted to pay $600 worth of property taxes in intricately folded one dollar bills. The tax officials refused the payment because it would make their job more difficult. Norris was then asked to leave by a police officer who was at the office.

Dec 11 08:05

U.S. Passport Revoked!

There’s no judge. No trial. It’s a simple administrative procedure. Like that… poof… you can be stripped of your passport.

But if you think that’s vile, here’s the craziest part:

They actually included a nifty little ‘get out of jail free clause’ for the government officials who are involved in the process.

Dec 10 13:51

Goldman Sachs CEO: "It's Our Job To Accelerate And Lead The Trend Towards Fighting 'Climate Change'

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein is determined to be a leader in fighting 'climate change' and has released a number of videos discussing the company's 'updated Environmental Policy Framework, highlighting our expanded target to deploy $150 billion to finance clean energy by 2025.'

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Dec 08 07:36

US-led coalition airstrike on SAA position in Deir Ezzor (Photos)

Below are pictures of the aftermath of the aggression of the US-led coalition on a location of the Syrian army in Deir Ezzor.

The bombardment from the missile was directed accurately to cause the destruction of vehicles and mechanisms of the army, the fatalities of soldiers and the wounding of others. The elite forces in the Syrian army managed to repel the ISIS attack immediately after the bombing stopped, which led to many terrorist losses of large equipment and many personnel, with the attack being disrupted.

Dec 08 07:20

The unavowable project for a pseudo-Kurdistan

Paris and London are multiplying their categorical declarations against Daesh, its programme of ethnic cleansing and its terrorist attacks. And yet they are preparing in secret for the ethnic cleansing of Northern Syria with a view to creating a pseudo-Kurdistan, and the re-localisation of Daesh to Al-Anbar in order to create a « Sunnistan » there. Thierry Meyssan analyses this plan, and underlines the numerous contradictions in the official discourse.

However, according to the experts of the Research Service of the Library of the House of Commons, this is entirely false. After a careful study of the legislation concerned, Arabella Lang states that the resolution in no way authorises the use of force, but enjoins everyone who has the legal possibility to do so to redouble their efforts [3]. This means that the resolution only applies to states which have been requested to intervene by Iraq and Syria.

Dec 07 21:48

Navy two-star fired for public drunkenness, nudity

One of the Navy's top supply officers has been fired and rebuked for drunkenness and nudity that was fueled by hard drinking at a trade conference in Florida, becoming the Navy's most senior officer removed from their post this year.

On the night of April 7, Baucom attended a dinner with about 70 conference attendees and imbibed all or part of at least eight drinks, according to an investigation released by the Navy after inquiries from Navy Times.

Baucom, 56, became so intoxicated that he was unable to stand and had to be brought by a hotel employee back to his room. Later, he was discovered wandering naked through public areas of the hotel, seeking a towel to cover himself, the investigation found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppynM1lcst8

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Dec 07 16:04

Senate approves bill repealing much of ObamaCare

The Senate on Thursday passed legislation repealing the core pillars of ObamaCare, taking a major step toward sending such a bill to the president’s desk for the first time.

Republicans hailed it as a political messaging victory and a fulfillment of their promise from the 2014 midterm election to force President Obama to veto the landmark healthcare reform law named after him.

Dec 07 13:05

U.S. Donors Gave Settlements More Than $220 Million in Tax-exempt Funds Over Five Years

Registered non-profit groups are lavishly funding with tax-deductible U.S. dollars the same West Bank settlements the Obama administration considers obstacles to peace./strong>

Dec 07 10:39

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Dec 05 13:15

Climate change is UN-led hoax to create 'new world order' – Australian PM's adviser

The Australian prime minister's chief business adviser says that climate change is a ruse led by the United Nations to create a new world order under the agency's control.

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1. 9/11 and related false flags provide the pretext for the global police state, the confiscation of wealth from the people via the "war industries", the means of subordinating by force independent nation-states to the oligarchy's totalitarian New World Order and private banking debt peonage, the pretext the confiscation of all weapons from the people to make resistance impossible.

2. The Global Warming hoax provides the pretext for controlling the personal lives of all the world's people (top to bottom) in the oligarchy's genocidal, neo-Malthusian depopulation agenda.

Dec 04 15:28

Mexico Bracing for Massive Default That Could Set Off Global Debt Bomb: “Perversely Ironic Twist”

Struggling governments are on the cusp of default across the developing world and a debt bomb is about to go off.

Read article at SHTF plan

Dec 03 22:49

Security Theater: Customary Federal Pointlessness

Fred on Terrorism and Government!

A few cheering thoughts on terrorism. This column specializes in cheering thoughts.

The notion that the government can prevent terrorism suggests studied inattention to the obvious. To begin, the intelligence agencies have proved useless. NSA did not prevent the first attack on the Twin Towers in 1993, nor the successful one.

It is interesting to remember that terrorism is not bad for everybody. For the Pentagon, Nine-Eleven was a windfall, providing wars and new drones; for NSA, a massive expansion in its powers; for Israel and AIPAC, the destruction of Israel’s arch-enemy, Iraq; for the arms manufacturers, hundreds of billions; for the federal government in general, near-dictatorship and, for jihadists, the involvement of the US in crippling and endless wars. Which is what they wanted. Everybody profited except the American public.

Dec 03 09:10

What No One Is Telling You About Mark Zuckerberg Donating 99% Of His Fortune To "Charity"

The vehicle for his beneficence will be the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, a family-run foundation that he controls and through which he will maintain control of Facebook for "the foreseeable future."

Which basically means:

Mark Zuckerberg will transfer ownership of his Facebook stock without paying capital gains taxes. He will also benefit from the possibility that his foundation will live beyond him, with his heirs and their heirs at the helm, untouched by estate taxes.

Dec 03 08:10

FLASHBACK:U.S. wants to revive terror scare in order to keep up the terror war industry - FBI whistleblower

ISIS overseas,mass shootings here,all have the same author...The District of Criminals. Only by keeping the country in a constant state of fear and war can they keep and increase their power.
It ought to be clear that the same terorist tactics used by the district of criminals in foreign lands, is being used here to get us to give up our lives,liberty and property without a fight!

SE: To answer the question briefly, the ISIS is what is the U.S. media and the propaganda creators behind the media decided to create. I mean, tomorrow or 3 months from now we will start hearing another name, that we’ve never heard of, and within a month they can make that the world’s greatest or the most dangerous threat. And, again, that is the main concept here, and I know the Western media, U.S. media, the Western media, they have been playing it as such, but they did exactly the same thing with Al-Qaeda.

Dec 02 21:32

FLASHBACK:The World's Foremost Terrorist - The US Government

I asked. "Why would a tough special ops soldier be crying? Loss of a fellow soldier, loss of a leg or limb, or God-forbid his genitals, or face unrecognizable anymore?"

Response: "Because of what they were sent to do, once they figured out what the real mission was."

I asked "Like what? What was enough to make the toughest US soldiers cry? Protecting the high and mighty Americans from the "terrorists"?

Response: "No, they were sent to be the terrorists and it is why they were sent that had them crying. Some of them were afraid that God would never forgive them, and, I think they might be right at times. There were some attacks on the US soldiers by people who do not want us there and some 'pay back' attacks after US forces had attacked them, but for the most part what I was being told about was the US conducting intimidation and terrorism operations against civilians. to get their oil and gas."

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

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Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/irans-ayatollah-pens-letter-w...

For those of a cynical persuasion, it’s difficult to ignore the similarities between Islamic State’s brand of puritanical Islam and Saudi Arabia’s propagation of Wahhabism. Put simply, indoctrinating the masses with an ultra orthodox ideal that breeds intolerance sows the seeds of extremism and on that score, Riyadh and Raqqa are really no different.

To the Youth in Western Countries,

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.

Nov 30 11:24

Passports Required For Domestic Travel In 2016, But IRS Can Revoke Passports For Taxes

Think you only need a passport to board an international flight? In 2016, some fliers better have one to fly domestic, which means they had better be paying their taxes. It now looks as though your passport could be cancelled if you owe the IRS. The Real ID Act created a national standard for state-issued IDs. It hits air travel in 2016. Some states initially refused to comply, fearing that the feds would make a national database of citizens. Others cited high administrative costs and a 50% increase in fees for drivers. Most states are OK, but millions in Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York may have to start using a passport to fly domestically.

Nov 30 09:14

Obamacare's woes will disrupt 2016 presidential race

Obamacare is in trouble, and its problems are poised to disrupt the 2016 presidential race.

Not only will the law's mounting problems play a role in both the Democratic and Republican primaries, but complications surrounding the law are likely to explode into the public view next summer, just as the general election is beginning.

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Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 24 13:57

Politicians slam tax-avoiding Pfizer-Allergan deal

U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc's deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.

Democrats heaped the most criticism on the New York-based drug maker, with Hillary Clinton accusing Pfizer of using legal loopholes to avoid its "fair share" of taxes in a deal that she said "will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag."

Nov 23 09:04

Texas family struggles to keep health insurance – and survive cancer

UnitedHealth, the country’s largest health insurer, said on Thursday that it is considering leaving the exchanges in 2017 because of what its CEO described as unsustainable losses.

“I think the carriers have lost money on the exchanges in general but lost money in particular with PPOs and I think the thing that’s been the biggest problem for them is allowing people to have access to out-of-network providers,” said Kathy Hempstead, director of coverage issues at the Foundation.

Nov 20 06:50

Meet The Family That Just Spent Half Its Annual Income Paying For Obamacare

Not a week passes without some incremental revelation showing precisely what happens when Congress passes a bill just to see what's in it.

Now we can add one more thing that "was in it": soaring deductibles, which give the fake impression of contained, low all-in costs... until one actually needs expensive medial help (and these days there is no other kind).

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Nov 20 06:49

Obamacare's Latest Casualty: Largest Health Insurer On Colorado Exchange Abruptly Collapses

According to AP, the health insurer announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established.

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Nov 20 06:47

Obama Promised Healthcare Premiums Would Fall $2,500 Per Family; They Have Climbed $4,865

Employer-based health insurance premiums climbed 4.2% this year for family plans, according to an annual Kaiser Family Foundation report. That’s up from 3% the year before.

Since 2008, average family premiums have climbed a total of $4,865.

The White House cheered the news, saying it was a sign of continued slow growth in premium costs.

“We will start,” Obama said back in 2008, “by reducing premiums by as much as $2,500 per family.”

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The White House is cheering because as premium costs go up, so do the tax revenues ... they think.

The problem is that Americans are so broke that to pay for the health insurance premiums, they have to forego something else, so the actual net change to tax revenues is actually nil! Government and corporate policy is still operating in a fantasy world where there is plenty of wealth here in the hands of the people, if they can only figure out another way to take it from us.

Nov 20 06:43

The Stunning "Explanation" An Insurance Company Just Used To Boost Health Premiums By 60%

It may not have been easy for Blue Cross Blue Shield to admit to their clients their premiums are set to rise by 60% due to Supreme Court-mandated tax known as "Obamacare" but it would have been the right thing.

Instead, in justifying the boost to the two-month medical premium from $867 to $1.365, the health insurer decided to use the following excuse: "With advances in medical technology, prescription drugs and ways to treat injuries and illnesses, Americans are living healthier lives. [i.e., living longer] Because of these changes, we must adjust your premium to stay in line with increased costs."

In other words, if you want lower costs, and avoiding 60% healthcare inflation, just do everything in your power to prevent Americans from "living healthier lives."

Nov 20 06:42

In Latest Obamacare Fiasco, Most Low-Income Workers Can't Afford "Affordable Care Act"

The insurer failed because it would fail to be profitable, in the process burning through $23 million in taxpayer-funded loss that would not be repaid. "Taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in loans given out to the CO-OP, money that will likely never be repaid," U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said in a statement after the announcement.

And while many had anticipated from the beginning that the Obamacare tax was merely a subsidy for the large insurance companies (or rather, their public shareholders), few had expected a far more sinister consequence of the "Affordable" care plan: that the employer mandate would turn out to be unaffordable for a vast majority of low-income workers - the very people who were supposed to benefit from it.

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Nov 19 09:24

Martin Armstrong Rages "It's Time To Knock Off The BS About 'Surveillance For Terrorism'"

The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, text messages and our total loss of privacy is all about taxes – NOT terrorism.

With all this power and the demand that encryption be outlawed, not any of this surveillance has stopped one terrorist act. There was the Boston bombers, two kids using cell phones. They didn’t catch that either. Then there was the two guys dressing up as women who attacked the NSA itself. They didn’t know about that. Then Charlie Hebdo, that too was a surprise. Now we have an all out assault on civilians in Paris carried out by 3 suicide squads and again they were clueless.

This surveillance does not work because they are really monitoring the people for taxes or they would not be storing everything forever.

Nov 19 07:41

UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare Markets in Blow to Health Law

The U.S.’s biggest health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare, a month after saying it would expand its presence in the program.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is scaling back marketing efforts for plans it’s selling this year under the Affordable Care Act, and may quit the market entirely in 2017, because the business has proven to be more costly than expected. It’s an abrupt shift from October, when the health insurer said it was planning to sell coverage in 11 new markets next year, bringing its total to 34. The company also cut its 2015 earnings forecast.

A pull-back would deal a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. While UnitedHealth has been slower than some of its rivals to sell Obamacare policies since new government-run marketplaces for the plans opened in late 2013, the announcement may indicate that other insurers are struggling, said Sheryl Skolnick, an analyst at Mizuho Securities.

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Nov 16 21:02

BREAKING: Clinton Foundation Files 4 Years of Amended Tax Returns to Fix Errors

The Clinton Foundation has voluntarily filed four years of amended tax returns after an error was brought to the organization’s attention.

Back-peddle . . . back-peddle . . . back-peddle!

Nov 16 15:21

Experts say states lack legal authority to block refugees

This story needs some nice comments!

DETROIT (AP) — Several U.S. governors have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week's attacks in Paris, even as experts counter they lack legal authority to block the relocations.

Nov 15 13:25

McCain Poses With Alleged Terrorists -- Proof That Involvement in Syria Is a Bad Idea

AP
The photo of John McCain posing with terrorists and kidnappers in Syria encapsulates, perfectly, everything wrong with the position of McCain and others that the U.S. ought to insert itself into Syria's civil war.

It was revealed this morning that McCain, during his personal mission to Syria to meet with rebels, appeared in photos with Mohammed Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two members of the Sunni "Northern Storm" brigade, which kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims, who were on their way back to Lebanon, from Iran. The group is still holding nine of the hostages.

This should give everyone pause when it comes to ramping up support for the rebels by arming them.

Nov 13 10:57

Obamacare is imploding and Republicans are unprepared

Many problems predicted by Obamacare opponents are becoming reality, but Republicans are not ready to deal with the consequences should one of their candidates win the White House.

To be clear, any fantasies about Obamacare "collapsing under its own weight" and thus relieving Republicans of the responsibility of governing are just that — pipe dreams. Whatever the problems facing Obamacare, the law won't simply go away on its own. By the time the next president takes office, it will still be covering millions of Americans and imposing a raft of regulations on individuals and businesses.

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Many a bad law are perpetuated because someone's name is on them! Obamacare. The Brady Bill, etc.

Nov 12 06:56

Tahoe is Back: Skiers Making Turns Weeks Ahead of Schedule

It’s snowing again right now, a bad Tuesday morning for area commuters, but great news for skiers and snowboarders. Almost two feet has fallen in the past week, and temperatures have also allowed them to start augmenting Mother Nature with snowmaking in full force. The mountains aren’t just gearing up, they are gearing up way ahead of schedule.

Nov 11 16:14

Report: Raiders player being investigated for taunting a police dog

Your mother was a Chihuahua and your father was a Heinz 57 who ate his own poop!

Before the Raiders’ game Sunday in Pittsburgh, Oakland’s Ray-Ray Armstrong allegedly taunted a police dog!
The Sherrif’s office said Armstrong could have been arrested on the spot!

According to the Post-Gazette, Oakland’s Ray-Ray Armstrong lifted his shirt, beat his chest and barked at the German shepherd before telling a female K-9 deputy to release the dog.

Taunting a police dog is a third-degree felony in Pennsylvania.

“Legally, he could have been arrested on the spot,” Kraus told the Post-Gazette. “We believed that there was sufficient probable cause to make an arrest.”

Nov 11 10:06

MIZZOU HUNGER STRIKER Claims He’s Oppressed, Rips ‘White Privilege’ – Comes From Family Worth $20 Million

Pathetic! A little Saul Alinsky then a little truth!

Jonathan Butler, the University of Missouri graduate student who went on a weekend hunger strike, comes from a family worth $20 million. His father is a railroad vice president and made over $8 million last year.

Nov 10 18:02

How Jimmy Carter and I Started The Mujahideen

Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:50

FLASHBACK: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

A little disingenuous or CUDP on the blowback angle but I like the pics and the vids!

Preface: The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:

Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Odom also said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here). Background here.

Nov 10 17:44

FLASHBACK: Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

Not to worry. Cause they are back. Those pesky Russkies are are enemy once again. Moderate terrorists are our friends!Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

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Nov 09 12:59

Ann Wright: "No More Military Aid for Israel!"

A spirited protest action in front of the White House, on Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2015, gave Israel’s controversial Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, an earful. He was meeting with President Barack Obama, supposedly to seek multi-billions of dollars in new financial aid. Currently, the right-wing Zionist state extracts about $3.5 billion annually from the beleaguered U.S. taxpayers.
Participating in the White House protest action were members of the ANSWER Coalition, the Neturei Karta International, pro-Palestine groups, and various other organizations. Speaking on camera is Ann Wright, a Peace & Justice activist with CODE PINK.

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 09:12

2 officers arrested in shooting of 6yo autistic boy in Louisiana, accused of 2nd degree murder

Good! Put them in general population!

Two marshals are facing second-degree murder charges in Louisiana for allegedly killing a six year-old boy and seriously injuring his father during a shooting Tuesday. The state’s police chief called the incident “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.”

Six year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was autistic, was killed and his father Chris Few was wounded when marshals opened fire on the vehicle they were traveling in Tuesday evening in the central Louisiana town of Marksville.

Nov 06 13:46

Where’s the COLA and It’s Not the Beverage

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Regrettably, Social Security Administration bigwigs decided not to give Social Security recipients a COLA – Cost of Living Adjustment – for 2016, which had senior citizens, veterans and others, who desperately count on Social Security benefits, panicking as to how they would meet the mounting increases in costs for food, Medicare health insurance premiums, plus a ‘boat load’ of other rising costs, e.g., the coming winter heating season, utilities, prescription drugs, etc.

How in the world anyone could postulate that a COLA was not warranted for 2016 defies logic...

Nov 06 12:27

Metro Detroit part of Obamacare sign-up challenge

The White House said on Friday that metro Detroit will be among 20 U.S. communities competing to see which can reduce the percentage of uninsured people the most during the current open enrollment period for coverage under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

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Nov 06 08:51

Sports Military Worship Propaganda Exposed – Senate Report Admits Millions Spent On Psyop

By Bernie Suarez

A Senate oversight report just blew the lid on the U.S. military worship ceremonies we all see at sporting events all over the United States. We see this military worship all the time at college and professional sports events. These staged ceremonies are designed to psyop young men and women into joining the military. They are also designed to sell war and make young adults think that the road to honor goes through a military lifestyle...

Nov 06 08:46

EXCLUSIVE: Cop who faked his own murder went into sex addiction rehab for forcing colleague to perform oral sex and watch him urinate - after targeting her through her son's youth group

A crooked police mentor who stole public funds before faking this own murder also abused his position to bully a junior colleague into sex, Daily Mail Online can disclose.

Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, was mourned as a fallen hero in Lake County, Illinois after he was gunned down by ‘armed suspects’ on the eve of his retirement.

But investigators revealed this week that the 30-year veteran shot himself in the chest and staged the crime scene because he feared his corruption was about to be exposed.

Gliniewicz was facing allegations he embezzled a 'five figure sum' from the Explorers youth training scheme and instead spent it on vacations, mortgage payments and adult websites.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3305986/Money-laundering-Illin...

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