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February 16, 2016

Feb 16 11:34

US is triggering new global arms race: American scholar

The United States by threatening to deploy anti-missile systems close to the borders of both China and Russia is propelling the world towards a new and dangerous arms race, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Feb 16 11:32

Hookers for Hillary!

Feb 16 11:28

Russia has no plans to set up naval base in Fiji — defense official

The official dismissed recent media reports that Russia’s seeks to expand military presence in the Asia-Pacific region and Moscow’s s next step could be searching for a submarine fleet support base in the southern Pacific Ocean. "We do not comment on idle speculation. However, we note that this is not the first time we hear ‘horror stories’ about the creation by Russia’s Defense Ministry of "an entire network of naval bases" around the world. Where analysts and experts get this information - it is hard to imagine, and they do not disclose their sources," Parshin said. He said over the past years the activity of Russia’s Defense Ministry has become more open and it is more difficult now to uncover sensations. "But some experts continue doing this showing a special skill of daydreaming." A group of Russian military instructors are currently staying in Suva to train Fiji’s troops to use the new weapons. The weapons were supplied to the island country free of charge, the general said.

Feb 16 11:28

New evidence shows Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen, Amnesty says

This comes as Saudi Arabia admitted on January 12 that its military had used cluster bombs in the aggression against Yemen.

Feb 16 11:28


Prosecutors went to great lengths to keep secret the non-prosecution agreement reached in 2007 with Jeffrey Epstein, attorneys for the victims allege, “because of the strong objection they would have faced from victims of Epstein’s abuse, and because of the public criticism that would have resulted from allowing a politically-connected billionaire who had sexually abused more than 30 minor girls to escape … with only a county court jail sentence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are at least two standards of "justice" in this country; one for the very wealthy and very well-connected, and a far more rigorous, and punitive, standard for the rest of us.

Feb 16 11:26

Britain Is The Global Centre For ‘Dogs Of War’ Mercenary Industry

Since the start of the global war on terror following the 9/11 attacks of 2001 in New York, there has been an increased demand for mercenaries and the private military/security industry has boomed.

Feb 16 11:25

American Military Group Arrives in Moldova

According to the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, today on January 13th, U.S. troops arrived in the Republic of Moldova on a regional tour. The group consisted of 17 people: elected admirals and generals, as well as civil officers of the highest command and staff of the Department of Defense of the United States of America. Their stay in the Republic will last until February 16th.

This visit is a part of the program "Capstone", which ensures the highest composition of commanders on foreign policy and national security. Also during the visit, a group of soldiers from the U.S. will hold meetings with representatives of civil society, the government of Moldova, and will visit some of the monuments of culture of the Republic. Note that this tour includes visits to Germany, Belgium, Estonia and Ukraine

Feb 16 11:24

The quiet rebellion of Conservative England

For all their quiet manners, the members of Walton's Conservative Club have had their fill of the European Union. Many also feel that David Cameron, the Prime Minister who promised voters a radical new deal for EU membership, has let them down.

Looking up from his copy of the Telegraph’s sport section, Clive Gee, 60, says simply: “We are paying too much into the EU and we are not getting enough back.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Of course. That's what all these unions and the New World Order are about. You give us your wealth, and in return, we give you ... ink and paper." -- New World Odor

Feb 16 11:23

Turkish police thwart attack on bus with Russian football fans in Istanbul

Turkish law enforcers thwarted an attack of Fenerbahce FC fans on a bus carrying fans of Russia’s Lokomotiv Moscow FC ahead of the Europa League match between the two clubs in Istanbul on Tuesday night, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene. According to the correspondent, the Turkish fans attacked the bus only several meters from the stadium throwing stones at the vehicle. However, Turkish police reacted promptly clamping down on the assailants and detained at least four Fenerbahce FC fans. "This was an isolated incident as there were no such incidents on the way to the stadium," Sergey Gorelikov, the Russian club’s manager on work with fans, told TASS after asked to comment on the Fenerbahce fans’ attack...

Feb 16 11:22

John Kerry calls for united Europe, including Britain

David Cameron, Angela Merkel and John Kerry have called for Great Britain to be part of a united Europe.

All three were speaking as world leaders met for the Munich security conference today to discuss various issues, but primarily the crisis in Syria and battle against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Mr Kerry, US secretary of state, today said that his country strongly backed Britain staying in the European Union.

Feb 16 11:20

Yemen war: Saudi Arabia accused of deploying illegal, US-supplied cluster bombs in conflict

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of the bombs being used at least five times, including an attack in December last year that injured civilians

Feb 16 11:20

French ex-prime minister: Without Assad, neither EU nor US will be able to end Syrian crisis

Conflicting views over the Syrian crisis are stalling the fight against global terror. Under the pressure of the economic and refugee crises, European unity is too strained. Can the escalation of fighting be stopped - and what are the instruments that are needed to finally solve the problems that EU is facing for months, if not for years? To find out, we speak to a former prime minister of France. Dominique de Villepin is on Sophie&Co today.

Feb 16 11:19

The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people

In 2014, the former director of both the CIA and NSA proclaimed that "we kill people based on metadata." Now, a new examination of previously published Snowden documents suggests that many of those people may have been innocent.

Last year, The Intercept published documents detailing the NSA's SKYNET programme. According to the documents, SKYNET engages in mass surveillance of Pakistan's mobile phone network, and then uses a machine learning algorithm on the cellular network metadata of 55 million people to try and rate each person's likelihood of being a terrorist.

Patrick Ball—a data scientist and the executive director at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group—who has previously given expert testimony before war crimes tribunals, described the NSA's methods as "ridiculously optimistic" and "completely bullshit." A flaw in how the NSA trains SKYNET's machine learning algorithm to analyse cellular metadata, Ball told Ars, makes the results scientifically unsound.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations, no matter how the Obama administration attempts to defend it, is both morally wrong, and holds absolutely no legal standing whatsoever in American law.

And by killing the innocent, the US government creates another group of anti-American extremists who hate this country, and want to find any way to do it wrong, because of the wrong which has been done to their families and friends.

It is a great way of creating more and more terrorist against whom to perpetuate an endless set of wars.

Feb 16 11:19

Old lady interviewed in Germany about migrants

Feb 16 11:18

Turko-Kurdish Rift Spreads to Sweden as Kurdish Man is Shot in Stockholm

Kurdish people are not only being viciously attacked in Turkey and Syria, they’re also being hunted down in other countries: an elderly Kurdish man was shot in Stockholm over the past weekend, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported.

A 52-year-old Kurdish man received gunshot wounds while attending a pro-Kurdish rally in the Swedish capital.

Although the attacker remains unknown, the incident might fuel a conflict between Turks and Kurds living in Sweden, said Paul Levin, a professor of Turkish Studies at Stockholm University, according to Svenska Dagbladet.

Feb 16 11:18

Schroeder: NATO Expansion Toward Russia Destroys Basis of German Ostpolitik

In an interview with Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said that the West should lift anti-Russian sanctions as they harm both Moscow and Europe.

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Feb 16 11:17

Bad Idea? Merkel's 'Reckless' Game With Turkey May Backfire on EU

When it comes to dealing with Turkey and trying to solve the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shouldn’t talk to Turkey on behalf of the entire European Union (EU), French political analyst Didier Billion told Atlantico.

Feb 16 11:17

Cologne rapists WERE refugees: Prosecutor slams reports exonerating migrants as 'nonsense'

Furious lawyer Ulrich Bremer blasted stories which emerged earlier today claiming that just three of the men linked to the horrific sex attacks were refugees.

The reports were circulated online by supporters of mass migration including a senior official at the United Nations (UN).

Feb 16 11:16

Russian lawmaker says mass influx of refugees highly improbable in Russia

"I think Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (who said that Russia is to share Turkey’s lot in term of accepting an influx of refugees fleeing from wars) rather expresses the Scandinavian countries’ concerns over this scenario," he said, adding that such a scenario was highly improbable. "Suffice it to have a look at a map to see that no mass influx of refugees is likely in Russia just because it will be technically difficult for them to reach Russia’s territory." "Those refugees who have reached Sweden, Finland and Denmark, did it via the European Union countries and this flow was really big," Pushkov said. "I believe the European Union countries should think how to solve this problem with the use of instruments the Union has and their internal agreements. In case of Russia, it can be dozens, maybe hundreds of people but not thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people who have reached them via the European Union countries. And there can be and will be no other flow."

Feb 16 11:16

USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal.

The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaska refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify.

The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy’s issues were in Oregon doesn’t it)

Feb 16 11:14

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.

The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.

The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living tissues to repair the body.

Experts described the technology, developed in the US, as a "goose that really does lay golden eggs".

The idea of placing individual human cells in a precise pattern to replace a damaged jaw, missing ear or scarred heart muscle holds much promise.

But the field has been limited by the huge challenge of keeping the cells alive - they become starved of oxygen and nutrients in tissues thicker than 0.2 millimetres.


The team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre developed a new technique that 3D-prints a tissue riddled with micro-channels, rather like a sponge, to allow nutrients to penetrate the tissue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an incredible development which holds a great deal of promise for the medical community.

Feb 16 11:10


Even with global inequality at historic highs and corporate tax evasion in the public spotlight, a new report out Monday shows how a so-called free trade deal between the U.S. and European Union could further threaten tax justice, hampering governments' ability to ensure that critical public services are well funded or to pursue progressive tax practices.

According to the London-based Global Justice Now and the Netherlands-headquartered Transnational Institute, the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "would massively increase the ability of corporations to sue member states of the EU over measures such as windfall taxes on exceptional profits, or use of taxation as a policy instrument such as a possible 'sugar tax'."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... A treaty by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations.

Feb 16 11:07

Cibolo Creek Ranch Airport

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 5300 x 60 ft. / 1615 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt
Traffic pattern: left left

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Scalia met his demise HAS ITS OWN AIRPORT!

So why was Scalia's body not flown to El Paso? Why was it driven away in a van?

Feb 16 11:06

One Third Of Energy Companies Could Go Bankrupt Deloitte Warns As Credit Risk Hits Record High

At 1600bps, the extra yield investors are demanding to take on US energy credit risk has never been higher. However, if a new report from Deloitte proves true, this is far from enough as they forecast roughly a third of oil producers are at high risk of slipping into bankruptcy this year as low commodity prices crimp their access to cash and ability to cut debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The universal volatility of this commodity is a very clear demonstration that the world economy is grinding to one very real halt.

Feb 16 11:04

Ukraine’s Rada registers draft resolution on no-confidence to the government

The document was initiated by Yuri Lutsenko who leads the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction. The text of the resolution is unavailable so far. Yuri Lutsenko has called on lawmakers to vote for the resignation of the government at today’s session.
Ukraine’s prosecutor general tenders resignation: Earlier on Tuesday, President Poroshenko asked Shokin to send in his papers. "Today in the morning, I met with the prosecutor general and had a substantial conversation with him. I asked Viktor Nikolayevich [Shokin] to send in his papers," Poroshenko said in an address to the nation posted on his official website. The president noted that Shokin had reformed the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office but failed to win confidence of society. "That is why resignation of the prosecutor general is on the agenda now," he said. http://tass.ru/en/world/857148

Feb 16 11:04

As Candidates Vie for the ‘Anti-Establishment’ Label, Real Establishment Lives On

This presidential election, every candidate both left and right seems allergic to the word “establishment.” This is a little bizarre since they are all desperate to be elected to the most establishment job in the world. But I get it: if the electorate is in an anti-establishment mood, presidential candidates will hide their resumes, instead of touting them, if that will bring home the win.

Feb 16 11:03

FLASHBACK - Ted Cruz is not eligible to be President of the United States; The meaning of "Natural Born."

Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for President of the United States. He was born in Canada, of parents who were Canadian citizens at the time of his birth. Cruz's mother claims to have been born in Delaware. The State of Delaware claims not to have any records of her. (The authenticity of the Birth Certificate provided by the Cruz campaign is now in dispute.) But even if genuine, it makes Cruz's mother a US citizen, but maybe not Cruz himself!

Ted Cruz was born in Canada in 1970. In 1970, Canada did not recognize the concept of dual citizen. Hence Cruz is Canadian by birth, ONLY Canadian by birth, despite his parents' lineage! The fact that Ted Cruz claims to have renounced his Canadian citizenship proves this!

And there is another complication. In 1970, Canada was still under the Queen's Mandate until 1984, which means ted Cruz was born a subject of Britain!

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Feb 16 11:01

Nasty Republican campaign gets nastier

The name-calling of liar and loser rolls on in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but now there are legal threats being thrown in, too.

Front-runner Donald Trump says he will sue Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless Cruz stops airing what Trump says are "false ads" about Trump.

Feb 16 11:01

Activists in Ukrainian cities demand Yatsenyuk’s resignation

Demonstrators have gathered for protests in 10 Ukrainian cities to demand resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Local media reported that demonstrations are being held in Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Poltava, Khmelnitsky, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Ternopol and Lutsk. Protesters are waving flags of "Svoboda" (Freedom) nationalist party and banners saying: "Marauder premier - to tribunal," "Marauder premier should go," "Yatsenyuk’s government — puppet of oligarchs."

Feb 16 10:59

Weapons of Mass Vaccination? CDC intensifies childhood vaccine schedule to include 74 injections before age 17

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just added three new vaccines to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, bringing the total to an almost unbelievable 74 vaccine doses recommended before the age of 17.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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Feb 16 10:54

Local administration says Donetsk was shelled last night

"Two residential houses were completely destroyed at night near the Trudovkskaya mine. Fortunately, no one was injured as people managed to go down to the basement in time," Donetsk News Agency quoted Zhukovsky as saying. The DPR defense ministry said earlier that Ukrainian forces shelled the settlement of Zhabichevo and Donetsk airport on Monday. The DPR and LPR said that Ukrainian forces violated ceasefire regime 120 times and shelled DPR and LPR territory more than 320 times since December 23 last year.

Kiev plans to close another checkpoint in Donbass on February 17 http://tass.ru/en/world/857055

Feb 16 10:51

Lukashenko satisfied with EU’s decision to lift most sanctions from Belarus

"The foreign minister should thank his colleagues for making such a decision. The EU did good, they understood that it’s high time to move away from this blocking mindset and confrontation with Belarus," Lukashenko said at the session on measures to boost effectiveness of social-economic sphere. "They (EU) made a decision that is absolutely satisfactory for us," he added. The Belarusian president ordered the government to step up work with EU banking structures and potential investors. "We are open for this," Lukashenko noted. EU lifted sanctions from President Alexander Lukashenko and 170 other Belarusian officials on Monday. However, the arms embargo remained in force.

Feb 16 10:48

Damascus calls for lifting sanctions against Syria

"The unilateral sanctions against Syria imposed by the US and the European Union should be lifted," Muallem told UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The minister said the sanctions "aggravated the sufferings of Syrian people." Muallem and de Mistura also discussed deliveries of humanitarian aid to the Syrian cities sieged by the conflicting sides.

Feb 16 10:42

Syrian army advances into Raqqa in major anti-ISIS assault

Syrian army units and paramilitary forces are reportedly moving into Raqqa province, seizing strategically important areas along the Salamiyah-Raqqa road which leads directly into the Islamic State stronghold.

Feb 16 10:41

Russian lawmaker says threat of Turkish-Saudi invasion of Syria is used as leverage

"Naturally, developments in Syria are extremely disadvantageous for Ankara, since those forces Turkey is supporting in Syria, including some part of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are now suffering defeat, and we are fully aware that Turkey has contacts with Islamic State gunmen who are gradually losing their positions," Pushkov said. "Saudi Arabia has similar concerns... Saudi Arabia said it is ready for a military operation but is waiting for consent from the United States. On the other hand, the Saudis have no capable army of their own, i.e. those they can deploy are mostly people who are serving for money, mercenaries. Riyadh has no troops of its own and it is difficult to say now whether its threats to launch a military invasion of Syria are real or a bluff... So far, it can be seen as an attempt to influence the situation by means of threats and political maneuvers.

Feb 16 10:39

Flashback: Who is behind Syrian Observatory for Human Rights? Nimrod Kamer investigates for RT

The two-bedroom Coventry home of Syrian immigrant Rami Abdel Rahman has been the organization’s base and the source of information for major mainstream media on anything Syria-related from the past four years, including the death toll.

Nobody quite knows who Abdel Rahman has on the ground in Syria, but information just keeps flowing on and on, usually in a dramatic fashion and with little detail.

Feb 16 10:38

Russia denies its warplanes hit Medecins sans Frontieres hospital in Syria

Russia has rebuffed claims that its warplanes struck a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Syria in airstrikes the previous day that killed at least nine as Syrian government forces and a predominantly Kurdish coalition made gains against rivals in the country's north.

In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the hospital report was another case in which those who make accusations against Russia cannot back them up.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had said Russian warplanes targeted the hospital in Idlib province on Monday, destroying it and killing nine people.

Feb 16 10:38

Donald Trump has invented a new way to win

The other GOP candidates are finally starting to fight on Donald Trump’s terms, to judge by the slugfest that was Saturday night’s debate. But it speaks volumes — whole encyclopedias — about the ignorance of our political and media elites that they’re only now realizing that much of what Trump’s been doing is just busting balls.

It’s a blue-collar ritual, with clear rules — overtly insulting, sure, but with infinite subtleties. It can be a test of manliness, a sign of respect, a way of bonding and much more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Liberal Elitists are losing ground because after so much pretension and political correctness, the public has stopped wanting to be them. Americans want to go back to being the sort of Americans who actually build things and make the nation work, not sit and talk endlessly about why the disaster is someone else's fault.

Feb 16 10:36

Ukraine's Poroshenko asks PM Yatsenyuk to resign

The embattled Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, faces a no-confidence vote. President Poroshenko has asked for a "complete cabinet reshuffle."

Feb 16 10:35

Russia to bring up the issue of Turkey shelling Syria at UNSC session — diplomat

According to the diplomat from a country member of the UN Security Council, no separate meeting was planned. Instead, the issue will be discussed within the framework of general discussion. Turkish armed forces shelled on Monday positions of the Kurdish forces of self-defense in Syria, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said. He said the fire was opened in retaliation for an attack on a Turkish border point from the territory of the neighboring country. Western media note that positions of Syrian Kurds have been shelled for a third day running.

Feb 16 10:34

UK Plan to Outlaw Boycotts Compared to Support for Apartheid South Africa

The British government's move to outlaw boycotts, including those aimed at Israel, is being likened by critics to former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's support for apartheid South Africa.

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Yeah ... I can see that.

Feb 16 10:31

Proton pump inhibitor heartburn drugs linked to dementia risk

A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and lansoprazole (Prevacid.) They work by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

But German researchers found that people 75 or older who regularly take the medications had a 44 per cent increased risk of dementia, compared with seniors not using the drugs. The study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link.

Feb 16 10:31

Russia submits to UN SC "express review" of gross violations of UN Charter by US, UK

Russia has presented at the UN Security Council on Monday an "express review" of the most flagrant cases of disregard for international law by the United States and the UK. The list covering events from the mid-20th century to the present day has been read out by Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN Pyotr Ilyichev in response to accusations against Moscow over developments in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia... drew attention, in particular, to Britain’s bombing of the Yemeni city of Harib in 1946, noting that the UN Security Council condemned these actions in its Resolution 188 "pointing to the incompatibility of reprisals with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter." "In 1983, the United States carried out an armed invasion of Grenada.

Feb 16 10:31

It's time to end the era of oppressive government censorship of natural medicine, medical marijuana and holistic cancer treatments

In this important note to all Natural News fans and readers, I explain why every branch of holistic and naturopathic medicine will be criminalized or banned if we don't stop the government's 100-year censorship of natural medicine, medical marijuana and healing foods.

Sadly, most people who promote holistic medicine are "progressives" who believe in bigger government with more power and control over everything in society. But the unfortunate result of bigger government is oppressive medicine like what we see with forced vaccine mandates (California SB 277), the medical kidnapping of children by cancer doctors and one day even forced organ harvesting from citizens who never consented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government treats you like PROPERTY!

Feb 16 10:30

Teens, 17, with no medical training taking life and death calls at scandal-hit NHS 111 service

TEENAGERS are being employed to answer urgent medical calls at a 111 call centre even though they aren’t trained on how to assess patients properly.

The 17-year-olds had just done their GCSEs when they started work last year – allegedly in a bid to hit call-answering targets.

Feb 16 10:27


Where is Global Warming when we need it most?

Feb 16 10:25

BEX ALERT - It’s time to kill the $100 bill

What should happen next? I’d guess the idea of removing existing notes is a step too far. But a moratorium on printing new high denomination notes would make the world a better place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, this is a bad idea. In this age of negative interest rates, bail-ins, "haircuts" (scalping), more and more people prefer living a cash existence to protect themselves from the bank robbers who owns the banks. Reducing/banning cash is intended to help the bankers, not the people, by keeping the peoples' wealth where the bankers can grab it when they choose. And let us be brutally honest, banning cash is intended to prevent runs on the banks when this whole ponzi scheme comes crashing down. Banning cash is intended to make us dependent on the banks for every act of commerce, which in turn makes us slaves to the banks. This was exactly the attitude that led to the American revolution.

Banning cash will not stop drug dealers and terrorists, who are already embedded with banks like HSBC to conduct their clandestine financial operations with impunity.

Banning cash means all purchases will be tracked and recorded by the government, to make sure you conform to expected behavior. Even Hitler and Stalin did not go that far!

People who prefer cash will be forced to carry large wads of smaller denomination bills, making the fact that they are carrying cash more obvious, making them potential victims of the criminals who do NOT own banks.

This is a no-win situation for the people and must be opposed.

Feb 16 10:17

Turkish artillery shelled Syrian border settlements — Russian Defense Ministry

"Turkey has been delivering massive artillery strikes from large-caliber guns since the end of last week against Syrian government troops and patriotic opposition forces in border areas. Objective control means have registered more than 100 salvos fired by the Turkish artillery on border settlements in the province of Aleppo," the spokesman said. Turkey has also launched an aggressive information campaign against Russia, he added. "Ankara has started an aggressive information campaign in the world’s leading media outlets against Russia to prevent the loss of its control over the northern and the northwestern parts of Syria where the Turkish authorities have been de-facto absolute masters in recent years," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Feb 16 10:15

Brent falls below $33 per barrel on Moscow Exchange

The price of Brent crude oil futures contract for April delivery falls by 1.77% on London’s ICE to $32.8 per barrel. The ruble started to decline following the oil prices after the reports about the talks between Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and representatives of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member-states in Doha (Qatar capital) that resulted in an agreement to freeze oil production at the level as of January 11.

Feb 16 10:13

Extreme cold freezes 60 percent of lake Erie, most of Niagara Falls

Feb 16 10:12

1.27 Trillion Tuesday – China’s Bad Loans Jump 51% in 12 Months

Bad loans at Chinese banks jumped 7% in the fourth quarter and are now topping 1.27Tn Yuan which is, fortunately, "only" $196Bn but still – that's a LOT of bad loans! And, of course, this being China, those are just the ones they are admitting to. If you include "special-mention" loans, where future repayment is at risk but yet to become nonperforming, the industry’s total troubled loans swelled to 4.2Tn Yuan ($648Bn), representing 5.46% percent of total advances made by banks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many of those loans were for companies to manufacture goods to sell to the United States ... which cannot afford to buy them any more!

Feb 16 10:09

Russian aircraft attack almost 1,600 terrorist facilities in Syria over past week

Aircraft of Russia’s aviation group in Syria have made 444 sorties in the period from February 10 to 16, delivering strikes on almost 1,600 terrorist facilities in the country, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told journalists on Tuesday.

Feb 16 10:09


While sleeping in bed with her fiancé, a former Miss Australia awoke to a police flashbang grenade disfiguring her face and melting her hand. Although she required immediate medical attention, paramedics did not arrive at the scene until 40 minutes later.

Crowned Miss International Australia in 2013, Felicia Djamirze was asleep in bed with her fiancé, Dean O’Donnell last week, when a police flashbang grenade landed in their bedroom. Accused of drug trafficking, the former Miss Australia was placed under arrest as police waited 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. The cops refused to allow Djamirze to see her injuries even though she suffered third-degree burns to her face and right hand.

Feb 16 09:35

EXCLUSIVE: 'He put on my frilly nightie, and danced around playing his sax.' Former Miss Arkansas says Bill Clinton was so-so in bed and confided Hillary was into sex with women. Now she fears Hillary vendetta and sleeps with loaded semi-automatic 

Bill Clinton's lovemaking was largely forgettable, says ex-mistress Sally Miller, but Clinton would rarely disappoint when divulging intimate secrets

Miller, then 44, would leave her back door ajar so her seven-years younger paramour - then Governor of Arkansas - could slip in

Known then as Sally Perdue, she claims during pillow talk he revealed Hillary preferred female lovers

The former singer and radio host, is preparing to dish more secrets of their three-month affair in a tell-all memoir

She is convinced that the Democratic presidential candidate is behind a plot to silence her ahead of November election

Miller insists she has been stalked, spied upon and plagued by anonymous phone calls since word of her memoir leaked out

'There is a vengeful, spiteful ugliness that some women have for other women. Hillary is just one of those women.'

Feb 16 09:30

CIA knew of impending ISIS attack days before Paris: 'System was blinking red' shortly before terrorists slaughtered 130 people in French capital

The CIA knew ISIS was planning an imminent attack just days before the barbaric terror group slaughtered 130 people in Paris.

CIA Director John Brennan told 60 Minutes that the 'system was blinking red' shortly before ISIS launched its horrific gun and bomb attack in the French capital.

Brennan said the intelligence agency was aware of an impending atrocity but was unable to intercept encrypted messages the terrorists were using in the build-up to the massacre.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a renewed push to end privacy for law abiding citizens either by banning encryption or forcing them to use encryption the government can peek into. However, this spying on the law abiding citizens is about spying on the law abiding citizens, and will have no effect on terrorists who will simply create their own systems of encryption. I know, because we did it. Over the course of a year we created six code challenges in which we created our own encryption methods and challenged everyone, especially the NSA, to break them. None were solved, and I am not an encryption expert and only a moderately competent programmer. If I can defeat the NSA, so can real criminals and terrorists. Hence, the push to spy on the law abiding citizens is all about surveillance, to make sure we are not thinking bad thoughts about the fuhrer, to steal our business secrets for political cronies, and to whack off over naked pictures of our spouses and children.

Feb 16 09:25

Downing A Drone To Protect Privacy Is Now Officially Labeled “Criminal Mischief”

By Joe Wright

As hobby drones continue to proliferate across the United States and commercial applications rise, the rules about drone use remain murky, as do the penalties for downing them if you feel your privacy is being threatened...

Feb 16 09:06

'My gut tells me there is something fishy going on': Former D.C. homicide commander weighs in as conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Scalia

A former D.C. homicide commander believes there is something 'fishy' about the circumstances surrounding Justice Scalia's death.

William O. Ritchie, the former head of criminal investigations for the capital's police department, questioned the way the local authorities handled the 79-year-old's passing at a ranch over the weekend.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara announced the veteran jurist died of natural causes, without seeing the body and without ordering an autopsy.

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Feb 16 09:05

Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again

The arson attack by extremist Israeli settlers against the Dawabsha family that killed Baraa’s aunt Riham, uncle, Sa’ad, and their 18-month old baby Ali, left the rural village of Duma in shock. Only Ahmad – Sa’ad and Riham’s four-year-old son – survived the attack.

While the deadly arson attack was over half a year ago, residents in Duma say they must remain vigilant, worried that another similar attack may be just around the corner. The overwhelming feeling in the community is that the Israeli government has done nothing to deter further attacks against the vulnerable rural village.

Feb 16 09:03

BEX ALERT - Ranch Owner Recalls Finding Justice Antonin Scalia’s Body

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In the new and improved story, Scalia is now under the sheets, and the pillow over his head is no longer mentioned.

Feb 16 09:00

Serbian Parliament Gives Jews $1 Million Per Year For “Holocaust” Restitution

According to a recent report published by The Jewish Daily Forward, Serbia’s parliament passed a bill giving the organized Jewish community in the Balkan state just over $1 million per year for the next 25 years for property allegedly seized from Jews during and after WWII. Incredibly, the restitution payments are for properties allegedly seized who do not even have heirs, and the money will simply go to the organized Jewish community occupying Serbia.

Could it be any more obvious how big of a racket the fake “Holocaust” narrative is? The organized international Jewish community is literally raking in billions of dollars every single year by promoting the fake “Holocaust” story, and the vast majority of this money comes directly from taxpayers in the United States and Europe. What an absolute outrage.

Feb 16 08:54

Saudis and Russia agree oil output freeze, Iran still an obstacle

OPEC member Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch rival, has pledged to steeply increase output in the coming months as it looks to regain market share lost after years of international sanctions, which were lifted in January following a deal with world powers over its nuclear program.

"Our situation is totally different to those countries that have been producing at high levels for the past few years," a senior source familiar with Iran's thinking told Reuters.

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh also indicated Tehran would not agree to freezing its output at January levels, saying the country would not give up its appropriate share of the global oil market.

Feb 16 08:53

Israel's Netanyahu pans 'baffling' French peace proposal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the French initiative to hold an international peace conference is "baffling" and bound for failure, casting doubt on the first push for peace between Israelis and Palestinians in nearly two years.
Note: Israel has never ever wanted peace.....ever. Nothing changed.

Feb 16 08:52

Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank

The charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received as much as $81m from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank.

Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva.

Feb 16 08:50

Turkey About to Conclude a Deal With Israel on 'All Issues': Turkish Official

...compensation agreement for the killing of 10 Turkish activists by Israeli commandos in 2010...the Mavi Marmara, which had been trying to breach a blockade on the Gaza strip.
Note: Should read "murder" of activists and breach the ILLEGAL blockade.

Feb 16 08:50

Iran military advisers in Syria on Damscus demand: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iranian military advisers are in Syria at the request of the Damascus government.

Addressing the European Union lawmakers in Brussels on Tuesday, Zarif also dismissed media allegations that Iran has sent troops to Syria to fight for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying Tehran has no “boots on the ground” but only "military advisers" at the request of the Syrian government.

Feb 16 08:48

Washington Post Reporter Detained in Israel for “Provocative Incitement” aka Creating News

A police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, said in a statement: “A passer-by complained that he witnessed a number of people intending to stage a provocative situation and disturbances by young Arabs toward policemen responsible for security in the area, apparently for propaganda purposes. In view of the complaint, the policemen detained a number of suspects in order to clarify the facts in a sensitive and discreet manner at the nearby police facility.”

She added: “When the details of the incident were clarified and no suspicion at all of criminal activity was raised, the detainees were released immediately by the investigating officer without any other steps taken in the matter.”
It should be criminal to stage provocations for the purpose of propaganda or perception management!

Feb 16 08:47

BEX Alert!!! - "Conspiracy theorists suspect poison, Obama, and Leonard Nimoy in death of Antonin Scalia"

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shocked most Americans, but with few confirmed details for the news media to report on, three separate conspiracy theorists have emerged to offer their own shocking truths to explain what really happened.

(Note that this RT article has no "byline" i.e. "gray propaganda")

Feb 16 08:46

How the war in Iraq is haunting the 2016 presidential contest

More than a decade later, the war in Iraq is still haunting those who supported it — especially those running for president.

In the Democratic contest, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has pried open the door on Hillary Clinton’s 2002 vote in support of the war. Despite her public apology for a vote she now says was a mistake, Sanders has said repeatedly that he got that vote right and she did not.

Feb 16 08:34

Justice Scalia’s ‘Natural Death’—Cui Bono? And Why They Did It?

No matter how you look at the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Quite rotten indeed!

Here we go again with another Perfect Storm where law enforcement, the county coroner’s office, the local judge, and even Scalia’s family all made the perfectly wrong moves at the perfectly wrong times.

How does such a high-profile death of the longest-serving SCOTUS jurist get treated with so much neglect and nonchalance, except by calculation? PURE calculation.

There is no question that President Barack Obama’s greatest enemy — OF ALL TIME — was Justice Antonin Scalia. No one, and we repeat, no one even came close to making Obama’s life miserable like Justice Scalia did.

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Feb 16 08:33


Another holistic doctor who was described by his wife as being “hearty and healthy” Dies Suddenly

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Lot of that sort of thing going around right now! :(

Feb 16 08:33

False Flags Are Just a Conspiracy Theor … Admitted Fact

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror
In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

Feb 16 08:31

15 Historical Facts About DARPA That Everyone Should Know

By Jake Anderson

In many ways, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the engine of the military-industrial complex, the heart at the center of the Pentagon that keeps America in constant state of weapons innovation and defense spending. Even before the attacks of September 11, 2001, DARPA kept defense contractors lining their pockets; in our post 9/11 surveillance state, DARPA sits at the nexus of corporate war profits, national security, and military innovation.

Cloaked in clandestine secrecy, DARPA has been called the “Oh God Why” branch of the Department of Defense. In the fiscal year of 2015, their requested budget was $2.91 billion, which doesn’t include classified and black budgets. Even still, through Freedom of Information Act requests and intrepid journalism, some of the historical truths and future plans of this nebulous government agency have come to light in recent years...

Feb 16 08:21

'No incidents, just professionalism' as Russian jets shadow German Tornados in Syria – Bundeswehr

Russian fighter jets permanently monitor Luftwaffe Tornados performing reconnaissance missions in Syrian airspace, Germany’s flying operations center commander told the media. Both sides act professionally and prevent incidents, he added...

. . . The general believes the Russians want to make it clear that “unlike the international [US-led] anti-IS coalition, they operate at the invitation of the legitimate Syrian government.”

Feb 16 08:19

Rubio's 'Morning Again in America' ad is actually Canada

"It's morning again in America," the ad begins with shots of a harbor, busy city street and serene suburban neighborhood. "Today, more men and women are out of work than ever before in our nation's history."

The tone is a much darker one, yes. But Rubio has incorporated another element absent from Reagan's spot: a tribute to America's Liberal Party-run neighbor to the north.

As several discerning Canucks have pointed out, the opening shot of Rubio's American morning is not American at all. It's Canadian.

Feb 16 08:17

Merkel calls for ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the controversial idea of imposing a no-fly zone over northern Syria to alleviate the refugee crisis as the country plays along with Ankara’s demands for the creation of a “buffer area” along its border.

“In the current situation it would be helpful, if there could be such an area, where none of the parties are allowed to launch aerial attacks, that is to say, a kind of no-fly zone,” Merkel told the daily Stuttgarter Zeitung, when asked by the publication about opening up areas to host refugees.

Feb 16 08:13

Was Scalia murdered? Forget “Conspiracy Theory.” This is Real.

By Jon Rappoport

Let’s jump right in with quotes from the Washington Post, 2/15, “Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia”. The Post published extraordinary statements from the Facebook page of “William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police”:

“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia.”


Dismiss the typical accusations of “conspiracy theory.” It’s no theory when key facts are unknown and incompetents supplied the current “information.”...

Feb 16 08:09

On the brink of WWIII: Azaz hospital air raid: 'No terrorists, no fighters, just babies' Syria crisis slips ever closer to WW3

The UN says that 50 people were killed in attacks on at least three medical facilities including a children's hospital in northern Syria on Monday, with one medical charity saying it appeared they had been deliberately attacked by Russian or government jets.
Fears of an escalation of the five year civil war were further sparked as Syrian government forces and Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters reportedly took Tel Rifaat on Monday night, a key town enroute to the city of Azaz where air strikes fell on Monday.
As Turkey shelled Syrian targets across its border for the third day in a row, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday his country would not allow Azaz to fall to Kurdish fighters. Meanwhile, Russia's defense ministry said Turkey's shelling was "open support to international terrorism" reports.

Feb 16 07:55

White House Begins Selecting Scalia Replacement – Short List Includes Current AG Loretta Lynch…

The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama had started preliminary discussions with his team about naming a Supreme Court justice nominee and accused Republicans of “bluster” for saying they would not confirm his pick.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters that Obama would seek a nominee who understands that justice is not an abstract theory but something that affects Americans’ daily lives. Republicans say Obama should put off naming a replacement for conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died this weekend, and leave it to whoever is elected president in November.

Feb 16 07:51

Russia has no ship in Caspian Sea that could hit Syrian hospital with ballistic missile – MoD

Russia has no ships in the Caspian Sea fleet that could have hit the Syrian hospital in Idlib province with a ballistic missile, the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement, responding to accusations leveled by Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu.

“The Caspian Sea fleet has no ships capable of launches of ballistic missiles,” MoD spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Tuesday.On Monday, during a visit to Kiev, Turkish PM Davutoglu said Russia had launched a ballistic missile from the Caspian Sea and hit a medical facility in the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria,

Feb 16 07:50

Turkish forces shell Kurdish camp in Syria, reportedly hit govt forces

The Turkish army has shelled Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwest Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, with a massive attack. It also hit Syrian forces across the border, according to media reports.

Anatolia news agency reported that the Turkish military hit Syrian government forces on Saturday, adding that the shelling had been in response to fire inflicted on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey’s southern Hatay region.

Turkish artillery targeted Syrian forces again late on Saturday, according to a military source quoted by RIA Novosti. The attack targeted the town of Deir Jamal in the Aleppo Governorate.

Feb 16 07:46

How gardening can help your immune system

One of the best ways to protect your children from a lifetime of allergies and autoimmune disorders is to make sure that they – and you – spend plenty of time outdoors getting dirty, scientists are now saying.

Feb 16 07:43

Chinese Exports Plunge 11.2 Percent As Economic Activity Continues To Collapse All Over The Planet

If the global economy is in fine shape, then why does all of the hard data tell us that global trade is absolutely collapsing? The Baltic Dry Index has fallen below 300 for the first time ever, and export numbers are way down for almost every major exporting nation on the entire planet.

Feb 16 07:42

Why this is still the Winter of Disconnect, and the latest rally isn’t Spring as we know it, Jim

While the stock and commodity markets were busy correcting five years of ludicrous over-valuation for most of the last six weeks, the 3% were busy telling us that the markets are insane and “none of this is supported by the data”. After another rally got under way for both stocks and oil yesterday – based on flimsy and forlorn hopes respectively – the data clearly didn’t support it….but by Monday evening Goldman Sachs was saying the worst is over, banks are just fine, and things ‘are returning to nomal’. Which probably explains why Miner Anglo-American lost $5.6bn last year, has stock rated as Division IV junk, and is in my estimation no more than four months away from needing a rights issue. And that’s OK too says Goldin Sacks, because ‘the risk for junk has returned now that investors see the fabulous value they represent’.

Feb 16 07:42

NATO buildup in Black Sea violates Montreux Convention — Russian deputy

Russia’s former Black Sea Fleet commander Vladimir Komoyedov warned NATO on Wednesday that the 1936 Montreux Convention restricted the time of stay of foreign warships in the Black Sea.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier on Wednesday that NATO would continue adapting and building up its military capabilities in the Black Sea region, including its naval forces, intelligence means and possibilities for redeploying reinforcements.

"First of all, the Black Sea is a closed theatre. It is an internal sea, in fact, which is connected to the Mediterranean Sea by straits," Komoyedov told TASS on Wednesday in response to Stoltenberg’s words.

Feb 16 07:40

Geneva Is A Deception: In Syria, Peace Will Be Won On The Battlefield

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher

Peace talks are being held for Syria in Geneva while Syria itself is bleeding because of the so-called moderate rebels’ blasts. Unfortunately, we are used to such reactions from the terrorists since the same thing happens before every peace conference regarding Syria...

Feb 16 07:40

On the brink of WWIII: Syrian crisis “draws everyone taking part in it into a war” Russian PM warns of world war if troops sent in

The world inches ever closer to WWIII this weekend as the Syrian government has confirmed that its army positions were targeted by Turkish shelling on Saturday, which also hit the positions of the Syrian Kurdish militias in the northern Aleppo province.

Turkish shelling reportedly continued Sunday.

The Syrian government has condemned the Turkish shelling of Syrian territory and described it as direct support for “terrorist” groups, Syrian state media reported Sunday, citing a letter to the United Nations reports RT

Feb 16 07:40

Craig Roberts: President Kennedy and His Brother Robert Kennedy Were Murdered By The Military-Security Complex

This gang of traitorous murderers has just about destroyed the USA.

Anyone who thinks that democratic governments would not kill their own citizens is uninformed beyond belief. If, dear reader, you are one of these gullible people, please go to the Internet and become familiar, for example, with Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladio.

Feb 16 07:39

World War III Approaches: Saudi Arabia And Turkey Drop Hints That An Invasion Of Syria Is Imminent

As you read this article, Turkish forces are massing along the border with Syria, and the largest “military exercises” in the history of the Middle East are being held in northern Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are publicly warning that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “will be removed by force” if a political solution cannot be found, and Turkey is claiming that it may have to establish a “safe zone” in northern Syria “for humanitarian purposes”. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and their Sunni allies have poured massive amounts of money and arms into the conflict in Syria, and now that their Sunni insurgents are on the verge of total defeat, they are trying to come up with a way to justify going in there and doing the job themselves.

For the Saudis, their focus is on trying to convince everyone that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an extremely dangerous dictator that must be removed at all costs.

Feb 16 07:37

Carrier Received $5.1 Million in Obama-Stimulus Cash Before Move To Mexico

Heating and air-conditioning company Carrier, which has announced it will move 1,400 Americans’ jobs to Mexico, received $5.1 million from the Obama administration.

Feb 16 07:27

Saudi awaits US order for troops deployment in Syria: Jubeir

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that any decision for the deployment of special forces to Syria would follow the will of the US-led coalition allegedly hitting hideouts of the Takfiri Daesh militants.

"The Kingdom's readiness to provide special forces to any ground operations in Syria is linked to a decision to have a ground component to this coalition against Daesh in Syria - this US-led coalition - so the timing is not up to us," al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh, adding, "With regards to timing of the mission or size of troops, this has yet to be worked out."

The top Saudi diplomat, however, refrained from elaborating further on the issue.

Feb 16 07:13

No Means No!

It's quite simple, really. Russia has said "If any foreign ground forces enter Syria without Damascus' permission, it will be a declaration of war."

Russia says what it means and means what it says; a rarity in today's world.

So the line has been clearly drawn by Russia. Now, it's up to the rest of the world to decide whether or not Russia's statements mean what they actually said?

This is a mistake that many are about to make. The Arabs, ever shifty as a matter of culture, do not realize they are dealing with an absolute. No means no.

The Arabs are acting just plain stupid in this regard. They apparently think if they come into Syria with a big enough force, and fast enough, they will simply over-run the nation.

The idea that their troops will be vaporized by tactical, battlefield, nuclear weapons, didn't even occur to them.

Feb 16 07:07

What's a Cerc? Apartheid Adventures

Feb 16 07:04


Ritchie, a former head of criminal investigations in Washington DC.

Ritchie wrote on his Facebook page:

"My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas. As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia. You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician. You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of peace that no foul play was observed. You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?”

Ritchie also questioned the marshals’ actions:

Feb 16 06:44

Detectives Question Lack of Autopsy In Scalia Death

Homicide Detectives across America are dumbstruck by the lack of an autopsy.

“He’s not at home. There are no witnesses to his death, and there was no reported explanation for why a pillow is over his head,” Tufo said. “So I think under the circumstances it’s not unreasonable to request an autopsy. Despite the fact that he has pre-existing ailments and the fact that he’s almost 80 years old, you want to be sure that it’s not something other than natural causes.”

Bill Ritchie, a retired deputy chief and former head of criminal investigations for the DC police, said he was dumbstruck when he learned that no autopsy would be performed.

“I took a look at the report and I almost fell out of my chair,” Ritchie told The Post from his home in Maryland.

“I used to be an instructor in the homicide school. Every death investigation you are handling, you consider it a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise,” Ritchie said.

“How do you know that person wasn’t smothered?

Feb 16 06:29

NYT’s Editorial Board demands conservatives allow Obama to nominate a justice which would result in the complete gutting of the 2nd Amendment

Most Americans who read any sort of alternative media on a regular basis are aware of the fact that the mainstream media sold out the American people long ago and are currently nothing more than a mouthpiece for government and big business interests.

Feb 16 06:27

Saudis, Russians fail to cut oil production, will freeze output at record January level

We hope that clears up any confusion about where oil is going next, and also about whether OPEC is still a production cartel.

Feb 16 06:12

Body found on Zimbabwe plane was decomposing

The body found on board a US-registered plane (*US Western Global Airlines) that has been impounded in Zimbabwe in an advanced stage of decomposition, it was reported on Tuesday.
The black male adult is understood to have been dead for some time and it is not clear whether he was a stowaway or whether he died due to conditions on the plane, according to tweets from Chris Chivinge of the state Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).

He has not yet been identified.

The four-member crew, said to include a South African, said they knew nothing about the body, according to ZBC.

(* I don't see how they missed the stench !
No pun intended , but frankly , it's beginning to waft from this story )

Feb 16 05:46

FLASHBACK: Kennedy / Bay Of Pigs: The George Bush Connection

The CIA seemed to have the most (and best) motives for the elimination of Kennedy. During the Eisenhower presidency, the CIA came up with a plan to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The thought was that the citizens would hear of the attack and join in to overthrow Castro. Former Cubans were trained by the CIA and the U.S. government fur- nished them with weapons and transportation. Since it was near the end of his administration, Eisenhower put the plan on hold so the new president would not have to deal with any problems which might arise from the mission.

Upon entering office Kennedy decided that the plan's requirement of 16 planes would obviously reveal American backing of the plot. The plan had hoped that American involvement would not become known to the world. The use of 16 planes would make American backing obvious to everyone. Kennedy cut the number of planes down to six. As the date of the invasion neared, Kennedy decided against the plan and announced in the press that the United States would not invade Cuba with the military.

The CIA went ahead with the plan and quickly found that things were not going as they had hoped for. They asked for more planes but were told they would have to be held back until the forces captured a Cuban airport. Then, the planes could be sent and the explanation would be that they were captured planes which the rebels had put into use. The CIA-backed rebels never got that far and were quickly defeated. The citizens of Cuba never joined them in the fight. The CIA, as has been revealed in books by participants, blamed Kennedy for the defeat

Feb 16 05:36


Goldman Sachs’ cozy relationship with the Malaysian government is coming back to haunt the firm and one of its regional chairmen. The fallout from the widening scandal hitting the white-shoe investment bank involves Tim Leissner, the Singapore-based chairman of Goldman’s Southeast Asia operations, who has left that country and relocated to Los Angeles on a leave of absence from the firm.

Feb 16 05:33

FLASHBACK: Bush Family Funded Adolf Hitler

According to research carried out over the last few years, Wall Street bankers (amongst others) financed Hitler's rise to power whilst making large profits at the same time. What is yet still more deplorable is the fact that relatives of the current U.S. president were amongst this group of individuals.

U.S. authors Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Cheitkin reveal in the recently published George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography that Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) and other directors of the Union Banking Company (UBC) were Nazi collaborators.

Feb 16 05:27

FLASHBACK: Did George H.W. Bush Coordinate a JFK Hit Team?

This is not the first time and surely will not be the last that George H.W. Bush, former Director of the CIA and the 41st President of the United States, has been implicated in the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th president.

Feb 16 05:07

George W. Bush Returns To The Campaign Trail

George W. Bush Returns To The Campaign Trail And Blasts Trump Without Saying His Name
After months distancing himself from the others, Jeb Bush has draped himself in the Bush family name.


Feb 16 04:36

It Makes Perfect Sense that Donald Trump Is a 9/11 Truther

NATIONAL REVIEW: In South Carolina on Saturday night, Donald Trump turned into an Alex Jones Show caller. “They lied!” said Trump, talking about the George W. Bush administration. “They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none [false]. And they knew there were none.” Moments later, as Jeb Bush defended his brother’s administration, Trump shouted: “The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign!” And, again: “The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush. He kept us safe? That is not safe.”

(*The rest of the article is about The National Review writer wrestling the demons of his personal nine eleven beliefs , most of which were debunked years ago .
also:“They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none [false]. And they knew there were none.”
'Look For What Should Be There But Isn't'; The length of this article suggests we might get the long awaited answer on Iraq's alleged WMDs , but it's never brought up again . The word [false] was blocked off and interjected only for the sake of the True Belivers in Mohammad Atta , and the 9/11 terrorists .
Essentially The NR reiterates it's fear of Donald Trump , in so many words .)

Feb 16 03:57

The U.S. Surgeon General Said Most Flint Kids Exposed To Toxic Lead In The City's Tap Water Should Be OK

U.S. surgeon general to Flint's trusted voices: Speak up

FLINT -- The U.S. Surgeon General said most Flint kids exposed to toxic lead in the city's tap water should be OK, but 'trusted voices' need to impart critical nutrition and education.

"The problem is, we don't know which kids are going to develop complications going forward," Dr. Vivek Murthy said Monday night on a visit to the city. "And that's why what we have to do is make sure that we are providing as much support to these kids and their families as possible."

Feb 16 03:46

Pilot Flying J’s former president indicted in fuel rebate withholding scheme

Former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood has been indicted on several counts of various fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from Pilot Flying J’s widespread fuel rebate fraud scheme that came to light in April 2013. Hazelwood, who was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 9, on 10 counts of fraud and three counts of making false statements, joins about a dozen other former Pilot employees facing criminal charges in the scam. Also indicted Tuesday was the company’s former VP of Sales, John Freeman. Six other former Pilot employees were also indicted in the Feb. 9 proceedings... Since the fuel rebate scheme was uncovered, Pilot has settled both the civil and criminal cases against the company, doling out $85 million to 5,500 trucking companies to resolve the civil suits and $92 million to the Department of Justice to resolve the criminal charges.

Feb 16 02:34

How Big is the U.S. Debt?

February 15, 2016

Feb 15 23:49

Read and Learn

Feb 15 21:02

UK: Second undercover police officer exposed infiltrating Socialist Party

A joint investigation by BBC Newsnight and the Guardian has uncovered a second undercover police officer, known as “Carlo Neri” who infiltrated the Socialist Party of England and Wales between 2001 and 2006.

Feb 15 21:02

Pro-War GOP Boos Donald Trump

His bigoted comments about Mexicans and Muslims aside, billionaire Donald Trump actually makes some common sense when he talks about working with Russia, Iran and other powers to bring the Mideast wars to an end, rather than pushing for endless “regime change,” Sam Husseini notes.

Feb 15 20:19

‘Dogs of war’: Profiteering military contractors must be regulated, warns charity

Private firms based in Britain are reaping huge profits by exploiting conflict and instability around the world in the absence of proper regulation, a British charity has warned.

Feb 15 19:33

2016 interview with Socrates on human ‘progress,’ winning the endgame of today’s exposure of unlawful empire

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Hat tip: Professor Rufus Fears.

“The strong do what power allows. The weak accept what they must.” - Athenian envoy to the small government of Melos, with the offer to either join Athens’ empire with paying them tribute, or have all men executed with everyone else sold into slavery. Quote from the Melian Dialogue of contemporary historian Thucydides.

Carl: Socrates! Thanks for agreeing to a conversation!

Socrates: Carl! My pleasure; conversations are what I do!

C: Anything you’d like to say to our readers to begin?

S: Yes, thank you, in two topics. First: humans have made little progress in living virtuous lives since my lifetime 2400 years ago. Second: perhaps this lack of progress will make our conversation more helpful to the public.

I’d like to go into detail. Feel free to interject with comments or questions.

Feb 15 19:13

Economists warn about Brexit

An overwhelming majority of economists warn that Britain’s economy would be worse off if voters decide the country should leave the European Union.

Feb 15 18:55

Power outage plunges NY’s Grand Central into darkness

Commuters going through Grand Central had to find their way in the dark, after a broken water pipe left New York’s iconic railway terminal without power on Monday morning.

Feb 15 18:51

GOLD smells panic in the financial lobby!

Feb 15 18:50

Ron Paul: Almost every mass shooter was on psychotropic drugs! Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought

"Mandatory depression screening will not just raise insurance costs. In order to ensure that the screening mandate is being properly implemented, the government will need to create a database containing the results of the screenings. Those anti-gun politicians who want to forbid anyone labeled “mentally ill” from owning a firearm will no doubt want to use this database as a tool to deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights. If the preventive task force has its way, Americans could lose their Second Amendment, and possibly other, rights simply because they happened to undergo their mandatory depression screening when they were coping with a loved one’s passing or a divorce, or simply having a bad day. As anyone who has been mistakenly placed on the terrorist watch list can attest, it is very difficult to get off a government database even when the government clearly is in error.

Feb 15 17:52

The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways

Advocacy group Environment America has “crunched the numbers” in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.

If you ask people on the street who America’s biggest water polluter is, for many, oil Goliaths like Exxon or Chevron might be first to come to mind – but not by a long shot would either of those be the correct answer.

Feb 15 17:29

Download.com and Others Bundle Superfish-Style HTTPS Breaking Adware

It’s a scary time to be a Windows user. Lenovo was bundling HTTPS-hijacking Superfish adware, Comodo ships with an even worse security hole called PrivDog, and dozens of other apps like LavaSoft are doing the same. It’s really bad, but if you want your encrypted web sessions to be hijacked just head to CNET Downloads or any freeware site, because they are all bundling HTTPS-breaking adware now.

Feb 15 17:23

Risk of EU breaking up is 'real', European Council President admits

Donald Tusk warns that talks over the UK's membership in the EU have reached a 'critical moment'

Feb 15 16:53

Insurers’ Push to Restrict Special Enrollment Periods Would Block Uninsured People

Insurers are pressing the Administration to put burdensome new restrictions on special enrollment periods (SEPs) – times during which people who’ve experienced major life changes such as having a child, getting married, moving, or losing other coverage can enroll in marketplace coverage outside the regular open enrollment period.[1] That’s a bad idea.

Feb 15 16:46

That Debate Moment When the Script Is Evidenced…

Do you see anything odd with this screen shot from the live CBS debate?

Perhaps you’ll note – that in order for the CBS production staff to put a Marco Rubio “immigration position” graphic on the screen, at the exact moment when he was questioned about it – there had to be a particular pre-planned intent.

And no other candidate had ANY similar graphic used, at any individual moment, on any individual topic, other than this one. This was the only time CBS put out a candidate position graphic during a candidate response. Are you more curious now?

Feb 15 16:45

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

There’s no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy “experience” has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.

Hillary and Bill Clinton’s close relations with Wall Street helped to stoke two financial bubbles (1999-2000 and 2005-8) and the Great Recession that followed Lehman’s collapse. In the 1990s they pushed financial deregulation for their campaign backers that in turn let loose the worst demons of financial manipulation, toxic assets, financial fraud, and eventually collapse. In the process they won elections and got mighty rich.

Feb 15 16:38

Former Los Angeles County sheriff pleads guilty in jail scandal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pled guilty on Wednesday to allegations that he lied during a federal investigation into the abuse of inmates in the massive Los Angeles jail system. Under the plea agreement he may be sentenced to no more than six months in custody.