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March 12, 2016

Mar 12 09:58

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [March 12, 2016]

Mar 12 09:51

British Gov’ Thinks David Icke Is An Extremist Who Must Be Silenced – And They Think You’re One Too

It’s clear that Cameron has an agenda. He is subtly planting the seed that those of us who speak out against political corruption are aligned with terrorists. That we are dangerous. That we need to be stopped.

And we are dangerous – to the establishment.

Mar 12 09:46

Ted Cruz: Trump's campaign 'affirmatively encourages violence'

Shortly after Trump canceled a scheduled rally in Chicago due to "security concerns" stemming from protests at the event, Cruz accused the Trump campaign of inciting the unrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, MoveOn stages a mass disruption and Cruz tries to blame Trump for it. Typical Ratfucking!

Mar 12 09:42

NICE ANALYSIS: The Truth About the Anti-Trump Chicago Riot



Taboola
Mar 12 09:38

HEROIN EPIDEMIC HITS HOME IN DELAWARE VALLEY

The heroin epidemic in America is only getting worse every year.

Mar 12 09:35

Donald Trump Will Be Assassinated Before He Can Start a Revolution

Webmaster addition: If Donald Trump is assassinated, that WILL start a revolution!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 12 09:29

Rubio Slams Trump as ‘Anti-Israeli’

arco Rubio took to the podium at a synagogue in his home state of Florida on Friday to caution voters against casting a ballot for Donald Trump, saying his positions are “anti-Israeli”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, more and more Americans see being neutral on Israel as a positive about Trump. Frankly, we are sick of a government more worried about the people of Israel than of Americans (just ask those people in Flint Michigan who have poisoned water pouring out of their faucets).

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

If you are so worried about Israel, Marco, please move there and run for the Knesset!

Mar 12 09:28

CNN Poll of Polls: Donald Trump leads in Ohio, Florida

In Ohio, Trump has support from 36% of voters while Kasich has 34%. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has 17% while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is at 8%.

Trump has a much more substantial lead heading into the Florida Republican primary with 40%, according to most recent CNN Poll of Polls averages. He is ahead of Rubio, who is attracting 26% of the vote, by double digits. Cruz has 18% of the vote and Kasich is at 8%.

Mar 12 09:27

Poll: Rubio Plummets As Trump Surges In North Carolina

Former reality-television host Donald Trump has rocketed into a lead of 20 points in the Republican contest for North Carolina, while support for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has diminished to single digits and fallen well behind the rest of the field, according to a High Point University/SurveyUSA poll released Friday.

The poll shows support for Trump at 48 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 28 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich stood at 12 percent of support, while Rubio took last place at 8 percent. This indicates a precipitous drop since High Point University’s previous survey from early February, which showed Trump enjoying only a slight advantage over Cruz and Rubio. In the previous poll Trump was at 26 percent, Cruz 22 percent and Rubio 20 percent.

Mar 12 09:25

Ohio GOP Polls 2016: Kasich Leads Trump in Latest Poll

In a surprising announcement, the Marco Rubio campaign has urged Ohio supporters to vote for John Kasich. The announcement was made as part of a continued effort to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.



Mar 12 09:18

Palestinian American Lawsuit Targets Philanthropists, Corporations Backing Israel Settlements

Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison and Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among those named in a $34.5 billion civil lawsuit filed this week on behalf of Palestinian Americans against a number of businessmen, philanthropists and corporations helping fund the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of activist Bassem Al-Tamimi and other Palestinians in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges the individuals and entities have been “funding violent settlement activities in occupied Palestine,” according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Mar 12 09:17

Keith Emerson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer Keyboardist, Dead at 71

Keith Emerson, founding member and keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and a prog rock legend, died Friday. He was 71. His bandmate Carl Palmer and the trio's official Facebook confirmed Emerson's death. TMZ reported that police found Emerson with a single gunshot wound to the head, though they could not confirm that Emerson died by suicide.

Mar 12 09:15

Hillary joins the chorus against BDS: On Israel, she aligns herself with the right, and people like Sheldon Adelson

No middle ground for Clinton -- she's come out in support of Israel's most right-wing policies toward Palestinians

Mar 12 09:06

Renowned Scholar Warns Common Core Education Dumbing Down Kids

Educators and parents in the United States are becoming increasingly frustrated by the Common Core States Initiative program, which was deployed in June 2010 as part of President Obama’s Race-To-The-Top (RTTT) program. During the following four years, public schools throughout the states were enticed to integrate the Common Core program as the Federal Government dangled $4.3 billion in funds to reward schools for satisfying certain federally determined performance on standardized tests, with the funds only going to schools which implemented Common Core.

The US federal Government has stated that their goal with Common Core was to make all students “college-and-career-ready”. Sounds great in theory, but Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, thinks that the Common Core program is actually resulting in colleges being flooded with students unprepared to do college level work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But those kids will believe what we want them to believe and they will do what we tell them to do, and THAT is the goal!" -- Official White Horse Souse



Owl 1
Mar 12 09:04

Erdogan accuses journalists of ‘biggest attack’ against Turkey, says court is ‘against country’ too

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at a ruling by the country’s constitutional court that released two journalists who, according to Erdogan, had written a news report attacking Turkey, warning that it may threaten the court’s existence.

“This institution, with the involvement of its president and some members, did not refrain from taking a decision that is against the country and its people, on a subject that is a concrete example of one of the biggest attacks against Turkey recently,” the state leader said at a rally on Friday, as quoted by Reuters.

Mar 12 09:04

Truth behind chemo: ‘These drugs were derived from WWI chemicals’

“During WWII, the Department of Defense had all these stock piles of nerve gas from WWI and they weren’t using them in WWII. And someone at the Department of Defense had this brilliant idea to try and convert this nerve gas into useful therapeutic modalities.

“Very few people realize the whole generation of chemotherapeutic drugs that are being used today – and there are over 100 of them – really developed from poisonous nerve gas developed for warfare.”

Mar 12 09:00

Trump vs neocons

When running for the presidency of the United States, candidates are often asked what kind of foreign policy leader they would be. In this election cycle, being a foreign policy hawk is very much in vogue. Donald Trump is singled out as being a dangerous loose cannon. On this edition of CrossTalk, we have a look at who really supports the Party of War.

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Mar 12 08:58

Congressman McFaddenon the Federal Reserve CorporationRemarks in Congress, 1934AN ASTOUNDING EXPOSURE 

"Mr. Chairman, we have in this Country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks, hereinafter called the Fed. The Fed has cheated the Government of these United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the Nation's debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Fed has cost enough money to pay the National debt several times over.

"This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of these United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Fed and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

Mar 12 08:58

CLINTON INSIDER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

Alex Jones speaks with Clinton insider Larry Nichols as he is rushed to the hospital.

Mar 12 08:56

100 REASONS FOR EU BREXIT

The EU is run by an unelected élite which largely ignores the individual, ignores election results, ignores State sovereignty, ignores debt mountains, ignores currency realities, ignores poverty, ignores its responsibilities and above all, ignores every legal and constitutional obstacle in its way.

It is dominated by a Germany sailing at Full Ahead Both towards a confrontation with co-founder France. It puts the banking system before citizens. It puts corporate shareholder needs before workers’ rights. And it puts The Great Federal Project before any considerations of cost, practicality, Member State rights, social anthropology and freedoms of speech.

In order to achieve ‘escape velocity’ however, the Brexit campaign needs to be cohesive, on the front foot, and persuading all the perfectly decent people out there who are confused, and thus undecided, about the pros and cons.

Mar 12 08:54

‘The only thing to fear is fear itself’: Boris says there are NO downsides to quitting EU

BORIS JOHNSON today insisted there are NO downsides to Britain leaving the EU, as he called on voters to ignore the “merchants of gloom” and opt for Brexit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Order another million of those Diebold machines from America!" -- Number 9 3/4



Lockerdome
Mar 12 08:54

How a Brexit could save Europe from itself

It is those who love Europe, its diversity, its history and its humanity who should be the most enthusiastic about Brexit. A paradox? Not at all. The European Union, as currently constituted, has run out of road. It is doomed to fail, sooner or later, with catastrophic consequences for our part of the world, and the only way forward is for one major country to break ranks and show that there can be a better alternative consistent with Europe’s core enlightenment values.

Mar 12 08:53

Obama: Putin is 'scrupulously polite, very frank and not completely stupid'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very condescending, Mr. President.

Mar 12 08:52

Was Mikhail Lesin Killed by the FBI?

The Russian foreign ministry says the US has not given it any substantive information on the death, even though they have repeatedly requested information through diplomatic channels. Yesterday it was confirmed by the medical examiner that Lesin had died of “blunt force injuries of the head,” as well as “blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities, lower extremities.”

There is reason to suspect Mikhail Lesin may have died while being interrogated by the FBI.

Mar 12 08:50

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Apologizes for 'Baseless' Bataclan Accusations

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes has apologized following controversial comments he made suggesting that the security staff at Paris' Bataclan had prior knowledge of the November 13th terror attack that left 89 people at the venue dead. "My suggestions that anyone affiliated with the Bataclan played a role in the events of November 13 are unfounded and baseless—and I take full responsibility for them," Hughes said in a statement Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jesse probably found his pet murdered in the back yard with a warning note.


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Mar 12 08:45

Highest McClellan Oscillator in 7 Years

On March 3, the McClellan A-D Oscillator hit a reading of +332, which was its highest reading since the +386 reading seen on Jan. 6, 2009. The cause of that high reading has been a big surge in positive breadth days for the NYSE ever since the Feb. 11, 2016 price low. The meaning of it, however, is an open point for discussion.

During uptrends, a really high McClellan Oscillator reading means that there is a surge of liquidity, and it promises higher price highs on the ensuing move. Usually we look to a level of +150 or above on the normal McClellan Oscillator, or +50 and higher for the Ratio-Adjusted McClellan Oscillator (RAMO) shown in the chart above. The RAMO factors out the changing numbers of issues traded, which can affect the amplitudes of the normal McClellan Oscillator, and thus the RAMO is better for making long term comparisons.

Mar 12 08:29

The ECB – A Victim of its own Ignorance?

“Rates will stay low, very low, for a long period of time and well past the horizon of our purchases,” Draghi declared. “From today’s perspective and taking into account the support of our measures to growth and inflation, we don’t anticipate that it will be necessary to reduce rates further.” The ECB cut its main interest rates to new record lows on Thursday as they continue to move into negative territory without a clue as how to reverse the trend.

Mar 12 08:28

Anti-Trump Protesters BLOCK AMBULANCE in Chicago on Way to Hospital with Patient Inside

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A little trick they learned from the Israelis!

Mar 12 08:27

GEORGE SOROS SPENDING MILLIONS TO STOP DONALD TRUMP’S MEXICAN WALL

The outreach, which will be coordinated through a new “super PAC” called Immigrant Voters Win PAC, will be more explicitly political and partisan than past efforts, the strategists said: The goal was to not only turn out committed Latinos already voting Democratic but also find and persuade immigrant swing voters. Ultimately, organizers hope to get at least 400,000 new Democratic voters to the polls in November.

Mar 12 08:26

Obama to Push Passage of TPP Trade Deal Despite Rising Public Opposition

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. The name may sound mild, but don’t be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big multinational corporations. Worse, it would undermine U.S. sovereignty.

ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge U.S. laws – and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers – without ever stepping foot in a U.S. court.



Mar 12 08:25

Facebook admits to continuously eavesdropping on smartphone microphones

Webmaster addition: It may not be Facebook, but the cell phone company, or anyone else with electronic access to your cell phone.

Mar 12 08:25

Central Bankers Hit Panic Button, Rates Going Further Negative

Well, as investors await a Federal Reserve policy decision next week, this week European central bankers stole the spotlight by hitting the panic button. The Bank of England announced emergency measures to flood banks with billions of pounds of cash ahead of the June “Brexit” vote on withdrawing from the European Union. And on Thursday, the European Central Bank rolled out massive new stimulus measures in a desperate effort to revive economic growth.

Here in America, Republican Party operatives have entered panic mode over the likely nominee’s seemingly unstoppable momentum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stimulating the economy by lowering rates when there are no jobs is like turning up the heat on a pan which has lost all of its water!

Mar 12 08:22

Source: Clinton IT specialist revealing server details to FBI, 'devastating witness'

Former Hillary Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano, a key witness in the email probe who struck an immunity deal with the Justice Department, has told the FBI a range of details about how her personal email system was set up, according to an intelligence source close to the case who called him a “devastating witness.”

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Mar 12 08:19

Mook warns of defeat in Ohio, Illinois, Mo., 'outspent, outraised' by Sanders

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, citing Sen. Bernie Sanders' surprise victory in Michigan this week after outspending the Democratic front-runner, is warning supporters that it could happen again Tuesday in Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.

"Bernie outraised us by $12 million in February, then outspent us on TV in Michigan," which the Vermont senator won, Robby Mook emailed supporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 12 08:16

Alasdair Macleod On Draghi’s Bazooka: “It’s Terrifying…$1400 Gold Could Happen Quickly”

With Super Mario Draghi dropping a bomb on global financial markets Thursday, Doc & Dubin welcomed Alasdair Macleod out of London back on the show to break down the implications for the markets, gold, and silver:
On Draghi’s Bazooka QE: “It’s actually quite terrifying…“
On Gold: There is a Golden Cross Underneath a Rising Gold Price, as well as a Pennant Formation! We’re looking at a minimum gold price of $1400, and it could happen quite quickly…

Mar 12 08:10

flashback 2/21/16: Top Cruz team member speaks out against his candidate's 'repeated lies'

Several Republican presidential campaigns have labeled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign as dishonest — and now a Cruz supporter says he agrees.

C. Steven Tucker, a member of Cruz's Illinois leadership team, told the Washington Examiner he could not stay silent about the falsehoods repeatedly uttered by the senator on the campaign trail. Specifically, Tucker takes issue with Cruz's comments about Donald Trump's ideas on healthcare.

"Senator Cruz's quotes are very salacious and incorrect. He says if you vote for Donald Trump, you vote for Bernie Sanders-style socialized medicine; Trump, Clinton, Sanders have identical positions on healthcare," Tucker said. "That is absolutely, 100 percent not true."

>>>

Mar 12 07:43

Is Neil Stevens At RedState And Not Donald Trump Responcible For Violence In Chicago ?

My advice for reporters and protestors visiting Donald Trump events

(*Read The Comments)



Carambola
Mar 12 07:32

A Hero Story….

I know a guy, a local guy, who has an older (1980s vintage) car that he bought with tinted windows. This guy is pretty poor and makes his living driving a truck. He is in his mid-50s and just trying to get by.I ran into him the other day and he had a story for me.

A local Hero issued him a $100 ticket that he can’t afford for the heinous god-awful crime of having tinted windows.

The Hero’s car, meanwhile, has heavily tinted windows.
It is also paid for by the same taxpayers, like my friend, who get fleeced to fund their own fleecing.

And they (the Heroes) wonder why they’re hated.
The argument trotted out is of course, Officer Safety.

It is always about their safety. Never ours.

Mar 12 07:25

Shocker: After Caving To Protests, Mizzou Has HUGE Budget Gap

Who wants to send their children to a place that is unsafe and has a poor learning environment! And is and incompetently run to boot!

The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests.

According to Foley’s letter, MU will have about 1500 fewer students in fall 2016 compared to last year, an unexpected drop that is in turn causing a big dip in the school’s tuition income.

Because of the abrupt and unexpected nature of the shortfall, Foley is taking immediate and severe steps to fix the situation: The school budget is being cut 5 percent across the board, all hiring is being frozen (barring exceptional circumstances), and annual raises have been canceled.

Mar 12 07:03

Dogs Don'tCare About The Money,All They Need Is Love!(26 pics)

I see the homeless on the road everyday in my travels,carrying what little they have left in this life in old packs and more and more in garbage bags. Many of them have their dog with them. It's so sad what we have allowed the Monsters in the district of criminals to do to us.
So many people are mean and blame the homeless for their plight. Not realizing that they are a lost job or sickness away from the same predicament. It makes me so angry that this is happening to America!

Mar 12 07:01

Protesters Are Probably Being PAID To Do This

Marco Rubio On Chicago Trump Rally Unrest: Some Protesters Are Probably Being PAID To Do This

During the chaos in Chicago last night, Megyn Kelly spoke with Marco Rubio by phone about what was happening, why it was happening, and what it means for this country.
(*video at source)
Here’s an excerpt:

I will say no one is blameless here. Um, perhaps … I wouldn’t say Mr. Trump is responsible for the events tonight, but he most certainly in other events has in the past used some pretty rough language, encouraging the crowd saying things like “in the good old days we used to beat these people up” or “I’ll pay your legal bills if you rough them up” so I think he bears some responsibility for the general tone of the things that were happening before ..

As far as what’s happening tonight, I mean clearly this is an orchestrated effort by people, some of them are probably being paid to do this. I just think it’s sad all around.
>>>

Mar 12 06:40

HORROR! Conservative Website REDSTATE Calls on Far Left Protesters to BRING GUNS to Trump Rallies

RedState, a right of center website, formerly managed by Trump-basher Erick Erickson, is part of Townhall Media.
The website claims it has three goals:
1) Educate conservatives
2) Motivate conservatives to get involved in the political process
3) Activate conservatives through RedState’s support and tools

Today Redstate called on all far left protesters to BRING FIREARMS to Donald Trump rallies.

This is a new low for the Trump-hating ‘so-called’ Conservative media.

They can’t beat Trump at the ballot box so now they want his supporters shot dead.
It’s one thing to promote an opposing candidate.
It’s quite another to want him and his supporters dead.

I do hope the FBI is notified about this threat.

Below is a screengrab from Redstate website today.

Mar 12 06:39

Kelly Defends Trump

Megyn Kelly Defends Trump Against Protesters: You Can Oppose Him, But ‘Is This the Way?’
Tonight on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly took protesters who shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago to task, using a similar talking point to that of colleague Bill O’Reilly.

Invoking the First Amendment, she shared her belief that Trump’s rights had been taken from him. She also said that people who came to hear him speak had their rights taken, too.

Mar 12 06:17

Fukushima five years later: “The fuel rods melted through containment and nobody knows where they are now”

Today, Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic and catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, killing 20,000 people. Another 160,000 then fled the radiation in Fukushima.

Mar 12 06:03

Dr. Ben Carson endorses Trump for GOP nominee

Dr. Ben Carson reemerged Friday to endorse Rupublican front-runner Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for President of the United States.

Mar 12 05:55

Obama attends SXSW; says, ‘Americans need to sacrifice privacy for safety’

President Barack Obama spoke to about 2000 tech junkies at the Long Center for the Performing Arts Friday, on the opening day of the yearly SXSW festival, in hopes of coming up with new ideas and platforms that will ultimately bridge gaps between Americans privacy and security

Mar 12 05:55

Opportunist Ted Cruz:"Donald Trump Is Responsible" For Organized Chicago Violence

This is quite stunning even for a politician as low as Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has a prime opportunity to highlight the intolerance of the left. Instead he choses to attack Donald Trump:

Mar 12 05:44

Are Agent Provocateurs Disrupting Trump Rallies?

Disrupting popular movements in America (and elsewhere) using agent provocateurs is longstanding practice.
***
Chicago was the latest venue for disruption. A planned Friday event was cancelled shortly before Trump was scheduled to speak at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion.

Thousands of supporters awaited his arrival inside. Crowds outside protested his appearance. Disruption caused the rally to be cancelled, an announcement, saying:

“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed until another date. Thank you very much for you attendance and please go in peace.”

Protesters cheered. Supporters chanted “We want Trump!” Scuffles were reported inside and outside the pavilion.

>>>

Mar 12 05:19

OPEN LETTER TO TED CRUZ

EXCLUSIVE — Tea Party Founder: An Open Letter to Ted Cruz

I have been fighting for conservative values since 1976 and have been involved as a volunteer in over 40 political campaigns. I have had the honor to have served as a delegate twice to the Republican National Convention.

I am also one of the co-founders of the national tea party movement that began in 2009 and, in addition, I have served on the Tea Party Patriots Board of Directors since October of 2009.
***
I was disheartened to learn that you recently joined progressives and Republican establishment elitists by attacking millions of activists like me that support Donald Trump by calling us low information voters.

I would encourage you to climb down out of your Ivy League tower and find out just who we are and why we decided to support Donald Trump.

>>>

Mar 12 04:59

Don’t Sleep On Illinois And Missouri

Don’t Sleep On Illinois And Missouri — They Could Help Make Trump Unstoppable

March 15 has long looked like the most pivotal date on the GOP primary calendar. And although Florida and Ohio are hogging the spotlight because they are the sites of Marco Rubio and John Kasich’s “last stands,” don’t forget that two other states could help Donald Trump become essentially unstoppable in his quest for the nomination: Illinois and Missouri.

Sure, far more delegates were at stake on Super Tuesday (595) than will be awarded March 15 (367), but the Super Tuesday delegates were all awarded proportionally. By the Republican National Committee’s rules, March 15 is the kickoff of the high-stakes winner-take-all season. Of the five states voting Tuesday1 — Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio — only North Carolina will truly award its delegates on a proportional basis, making it the least valuable prize of the night.

Florida and Ohio are hyped up not only because of their favorite sons (for good reason), but also because they are the only “true” winner-take-all states:>>>

Mar 12 04:43

Conservative magazine National Review endorses Ted Cruz

(*Is Anyone Surprised ?)

Mar 12 04:33

Blue Cross Parent Loses $1.5 Billion

Blue Cross parent lost $1.5 billion on individual health plans last year

Year 2 of the Affordable Care Act was another financial flop for the Chicago-based parent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois but hints of a turnaround are emerging.

Health Care Service Corp.'s financial losses in its individual business, which includes ACA plans, worsened in 2015. The company, which owns Blue Cross affiliates in Illinois and four other states, said it lost $1.5 billion in its individual business, up from $767 million in 2014, the first year of the health law's state exchanges for buying coverage.

In anticipation of ACA-related losses in 2015, HCSC set aside nearly $400 million in 2014 to boost reserves to $680.9 million. The company spent $657.3 million of those reserves to cover the medical expenses associated with ACA plans in 2015.

March 11, 2016

Mar 11 21:24

Republican Pres Candidates:Ground War With ISIS Now!

Check out the pic of Trump and the other 3 candidates....eerie!

The four remaining Republican presidential candidates clamored during their latest debate to be considered most likely to begin another massive ground war in the Middle East, this time in pursuit of an end to jihadist group Islamic State.

Mar 11 19:28

A Flashbang Video Production

Exploring the effectiveness of protesting.

Mar 11 19:25

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan For Ukraine

Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent to America’s President, said, in a little-noticed comment on March 3rd, “Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either.” The article reporting this, at europeonline.magazine, also observed that, “The commission, the EU‘s executive, plays a leading role in accession negotiations between the bloc and aspiring members.”

Mar 11 18:57

House Of Commons Staff Cheated Out Of Tips After Serving British MPs

Despite amassing centuries of wealth and running one of the world’s largest economies, members of the UK Parliament are cheating low-wage catering workers out of their hard-earned tips.

Mar 11 18:42

‘This Is Total Chaos’: Trump Postpones Chicago Rally As Multiple Fights Break Out in Auditorium

Donald Trump postponed a rally Friday afternoon over security concerns after multiple physical altercations between protesters and supporters broke out inside the Chicago arena the event was set to take place at.

In a statement, Trump said that he made the decision to postpone the rally after meeting with law enforcement and determining it would not be safe to move forward. He urged attendees to “go in peace.”

Mar 11 18:14

Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

By Claire Bernish

March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima...

Mar 11 18:08

The Triumph Of The Ratfuckers

The guy is a lib mad about the proposed government shutdown 3 years ago,but he does describe "Rat Fucking",pretty well.

As the Reign Of The Morons enters its third day, let us
pause for a moment to pay tribute to a political visionary whose entire career presaged the current moment,
anticipating the essential dynamic in play in Washington right now in all of
its petulant, kindergartenish glory. Let us raise a morning glass to Donald
Segretti, the ratfucker.

Mar 11 18:04

Recent Assad Torture Report “Caesar” Cited By Mainstream Media Debunked By Researchers

By Brandon Turbeville

On January 20, 2014, only two days before negotiations were set to begin over Syria in Switzerland, a now famous report was released claiming to hold photographic evidence of Bashar al-Assad’s brutality against his own people and institutional torture programs in place by the Syrian government. The report, whose source was an alleged “defector” going only by the name of “Caesar,” and photos he allegedly took at a Syrian government military hospital, was touted as evidence of Assad’s cruelty and an example of how the Syrian president was committing war crimes reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

The report was plastered all across Western media, television screens, and Internet sites in perfect timing to disrupt any hope of a negotiated end to the Western-backed violence in Syria...

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Mar 11 17:26

City Had to Stop Arresting Actual Criminals Because They Filled Up Jail with Non-violent Offenders

By Justin Gardner

Greene County, MO – The epidemic of mass incarceration is coming back to bite authorities in one American city. Because the Greene County jail is completely full, Springfield (pop. 165,000) is unable to arrest more than 12,000 people accused of crimes such as traffic infractions and misdemeanor assaults.

Missouri’s third-largest city has lost almost half a million dollars in less than a year from unpaid fines and fees. These lost extortion fees are likely the biggest concern to city officials...

Mar 11 16:41

Protesters Interrupt Donald Trump for 14 Straight Minutes in St. Louis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Donald Segretti, one of Nixon's re-election henchmen, had a term for these kinds of orchestrated disruptions. They called it "Rat Fucking!"

Mar 11 16:00

Singer of Band Playing During Paris Attacks Says It Was an "Inside Job"; Media Tries to Paint Him as Crazy Right-Wing Gun Nut

The band would've been a handful of a select few people inside the building before anyone else that night, so you would think such a claim would be taken seriously by authorities and investigated as such. According to the "new" reports however, officials at the Bataclan have "angrily rejected" the singer's claim as "senseless" and have stated that he's just saying that because he was "traumatized".

These are the kind of statements that, in the real world, would be thoroughly investigated. If this was, say, an episode of CSI or one of those crime shows, this would have happened in the first ten minutes and then the plot for the rest of the show would be finding out who done it based on this kind of eyewitness account. Even the Scooby Doo gang would have looked into such claims.

In the crazy land of false flags we live in however, such claims are labeled "absurd" and dismissed for reasons that don't hold any water.

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Mar 11 15:32

Sanders talks about trade agreement in Toledo

Bernie Sanders sought to beef up his vote in Tuesday’s Ohio Democratic primary with an impassioned appeal to a northwest Ohio crowd in Toledo.

Some 2,400, many of whom had waited outside the SeaGate Convention Centre since morning, cheered the Vermont senator’s speech.

Mar 11 15:30

Hillary's Hypocrisy: Silent Protester Assaulted and Ejected from Speech

Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she was “distraught and appalled” in response to Wednesday’s assault on a protestor at a Donald Trump rally. In an interview with Rachel Maddow she stated that security at these events should handle demonstrators in an “appropriate manner,” and defended the right to protest. She called the event “distressing.”

But her concern for the right to dissent apparently only extends to her opponents' events.

When a 71-year-old man wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt, stood silently and peacefully with his back turned to her while she gave a speech, she allowed security, directly under her nose, to brutally assault him and remove him. She had every opportunity to say something to stop the assault, and she never paused in her speech. To this day she has expressed no regret, no “distress,” or expression of concern over this February 2011 event.

Mar 11 15:16

Murdered: Coroner Finds RT Founder and Top Putin Aide Died of Blunt Force Trauma to the Head

The guy was found in a D.C. hotel room.

What’s really weird about this is how the media is trying to spin it like it could be anything other than murder. Vice reported, “The injuries seem to indicate Lesin may have been murdered…” Really? “Seem to indicate?” Did he bash his own brains in? Not exactly the way most people (or, really, anyone) commits suicide, is it?

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Mar 11 15:14

When a Young Woman Complains to Reddit Because Her Boyfriend (GASP!) Believes in Conspiracy Theories

Meanwhile, the comments section on this Reddit post in the Relationships section where the supposedly “rational” people are talking about those crazy “conspiracy theorists” is worse than the original post itself.

They keep mentioning JFK, which is the first time the phrase “conspiracy theorist” was weaponized by the CIA as a way to attack anyone who challenged the official government narrative. That’s not a “conspiracy,” here’s the declassified CIA memo to prove it.

Guess what the Select Committee on Assassinations ultimately ruled JFK’s death was back in 1979?

That’s right.

A “conspiracy”.

You don’t say…

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Mar 11 15:04

Russia to disarm world's largest nuclear ballistic missile submarine

In 2016 Russia is set to disarm the missile system of the Typhoon-class Arkhangelsk submarine, the largest in the world. The disarmament will be carried out in accordance with the New START agreement between Moscow and Washington.

Working in accordance with the New START treaty between Russia and US, the country’s leading Zvezdochka shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk will disarm the missile system of the Arkhangelsk submarine, the shipyard’s press service told TASS news agency on Friday.

“We will remove the covers of the submarine’s missile launchers and seal them, thus making it impossible to use the vessel’s missile weapons,” the press service said.

Mar 11 14:31

EXCLUSIVE: Phoenix VA Employee Says Physicians Are Scheming To Keep Veterans Out Of Appointments

An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Phoenix hospital just revealed physicians are blocking off open time slots so they can retain easy schedules, effectively increasing wait times for veterans, some of whom have waited over 400 days for an appointment.

Mar 11 14:19

PROTESTER DROPPED LIKE A BAD HABIT AT MARCO RUBIO RALLY

Here's video of a @MarcoRubio rally where a dude is taken out. Where's the outrage

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Nobody is attacking Rubio for having violent rallies!

Mar 11 14:00

It’s déjà vu all over again: Romney-Ryan filed intention to run for presidency with FEC

The FEC’s website discloses that one month and 8 days ago on January 31, 2016, Mitt Romney and House Speaker Paul Ryan — the GOP’s 2012 nominees for president and vice-president, respectively — had filed precisely FEC Form 1, indicating their intention, once again, to run for the presidency. Their filing number is 1047622. At the bottom of their FEC Form 1 is the notation “Generated Thu Mar 3 21:32:42 2016,” which means that despite Romney’s denials to the press, his intention to run for the presidency remains contemporary and operative.

Mar 11 13:53

Israel planning new war on Lebanon: Report

The Israeli regime is seeking to launch a new war on Lebanon in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to cut its multi-billion-dollar aid to the Lebanese army, a report says.

Mar 11 13:52

Jesse Hughes: Bataclan Security ‘Had a Reason Not to Show Up’ on Day of Paris Attacks

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes said that six security guards who did not report for work at the Bataclan on the day of the Paris terror attacks "had a reason not to show up" that day.

Mar 11 13:51

Ted Cruz: Closet Pentecostal

The name “Pentecostal” derives from the feast of the Pentecost, typically celebrated fifty days after Easter, and identified in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-31 as the day when the Holy Spirit descended in “purifying fire” upon the Apostles of Jesus Christ, inspiring them to go forth from hiding in fear to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pentecostals believe the Apostles of Jesus were aided by the Holy Spirit’s “gift of tongues,” in what Pentecostals consider as “baptism by the Holy Spirit,” deriving from 1 Corinthians 12:14, that gave the Apostles the ability to speak in a “God-enabled prayer language” that Pentecostals believe even today allows the unintelligible human utterances of an Pentecostal evangelist to be understood by foreigners who do not speak the Pentecostal evangelist’s language.

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I can imagine the State of the Union speech being given in "tongues."

On second thought, it might actually be an improvement!

Mar 11 13:39

Burned to death, beheaded’: Cizre Kurds accuse Erdogan’s forces of civilian massacre

Harrowing accounts of an alleged massacre of dozens of Kurdish civilians in the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre have been collected by RT’s William Whiteman, who traveled to the area following reports of a brutal military crackdown on the population.
Reports of Turkish troops slaughtering hundreds of civilians trapped in the basements of Cizre, which is located in Turkey’s Sirnak province, first surfaced in February. Some 150 people were allegedly burned to death in one of them.

That particular claim was made by Turkish MP Feleknas Uca from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, who spoke to Sputnik agency. These and other trapped people were reportedly denied access to food and medical supplies. However, until now, the alleged atrocities committed by the Turkish forces could not be substantiated on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, NATO's and the US government's good friend, the completely genocidal megalomaniac, Recep Erdogan!!

Since when is the killing of women and children become "self defense" for the Turkish government?!?

But don't look for any action from the US or NATO against these kinds of activities; they will simply turn a collective blind eye to this carnage, and there will be utterly no mention of it in the Western press.

But I want to thank RT for having had the collective "male attributes" to publish Whiteman's work and photos, because the world needs to see just what Erdogan is willing to do to his own people,an ethnic community he utterly despises, who he feels he has the legal right to have assassinated.

Mar 11 13:39

Zimbabwe: Mugabe In Singapore, Not India - Govt

President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore where he normally receives medical treatment for cancer and cataracts at the state-of-the-art Gleneagles Hospital.

Mar 11 13:19

PHARMA SHOCK: Indigestion drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid found to raise the risk of dementia by 50%

Every once in a while, attending a dinner party becomes the best thing you've done in days. Great company and amazing food are always the premise of a successful evening, but a delicious meal is not always followed by instant satisfaction. In fact, one in five Americans have to suffer the consequences of heartburn. If it's a common issue, you're already reaching for those antacids. Every drug has its downsides, but did you know that there might be a link between indigestion medication and Alzheimer's?

Mar 11 13:18

Jessica Alba's 'Honest Company' found to be peddling the same toxic laundry detergent chemical used in TIDE... turns out they failed to test their own products!

As a food research scientist and author of an upcoming book called Food Forensics, I'm totally floored to discover that Jessica Alba's "Honest Company" failed to conduct scientific testing of the composition of their own manufacturing ingredients.

Just WOW.

Alba sits atop a corporation valued at $1.7 billion based mostly on her good looks, easy public relations victories with the mainstream media and the (empty) promise that her products completely avoided using toxic chemicals like SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), a chemical frequently found in conventional detergents. But according to an expose published by the Wall Street Journal, Alba's own products were loaded with SLS.

Mar 11 13:16

'US trade deals have cost America 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000'

President Obama is pushing for TPP as part of his legacy, despite the fact than many economists say the deal will result in the loss of manufacturing jobs, the Alliance for American Manufacturing’s Scott Paul told RT’s Ed Schultz.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Wednesday President Obama is fully committed to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], despite predictions the deal would further erode America’s manufacturing base.

Obama stands against the majority of Democrats on the issue - including two Democrat presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

RT: Why is the President so adamant when he knows that most of his party doesn’t like it, and two presidential candidates from his party don’t want it? Even Donald Trump is against it?

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The answer here is a place the interviewee just didn't want to go;the reason for the degree of urgency Obama exhibits in trying to get this legislation passed before he leaves office is at the command of his corporate multinational "masters"; I am sure this is what he promised them when they funded his two campaigns, and that is what he has sworn to deliver; it's just that simple.

These corporate board chairs have absolutely no concern about what the loss of these jobs does to American citizens; they have had their consciences surgically removed, and possess the morals of a dead tree stump.

(I can see it now; I am going to get nasty emails from dead tree stumps, complaining about this analogy!!)

Mar 11 13:03

Rubio: It's OK if my Ohio voters go for Kasich

(*A cold day in H@!! before Rubio permits his votes to Ted Cruz !)

Mar 11 13:01

Washington Wants to Pour Millions of Dollars in This Country

US warhawks have focused their efforts on the further encirclement of Russia, US author Jonathan Marshall writes, adding that Washington is taking aim at Russia's "underbelly."

The Great Game for dominance over Central Asia that started almost two hundred years ago is far from being over, American author Jonathan Marshall notes; this time, Washington is maneuvering to beef up its military presence "on Russia's underbelly."

"Last month, the Pentagon announced plans for $50 million in new military aid to Central Asia — with a focus on Tajikistan — to 'counter the Taliban, ISIL [an acronym for Islamic State], and other regionally-based terrorist groups, and to promote stability in the region.' The aid will also help the US military get its feet in the door by enabling 'interoperability and collaboration' with local partner armed forces," Marshall writes in his article for Consortiumnews.com.

Russian Ties in Central Asia Threaten US Interests - CENTCOM Chief Nominee

Webmaster's Commentary: 

50 million dollars of US military aid to... Tajikistan?!?

Are you flipping kidding me?!?!?

As reported on 17 February of this year at hrw.org:

The Tajik government is arresting, imprisoning, and torturing members of the country’s peaceful political opposition, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. The government is also targeting perceived critics abroad, seeking their detention and extradition back to Tajikistan, and has forcibly disappeared critics abroad only to have them reappear in Tajik custody. Tajikistan’s deteriorating human rights situation worsened dramatically in the last year with the forced closure of Tajikistan’s leading opposition party, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) in September 2015. In March, an opposition figure, Umarali Kuvvatov, was shot dead in Istanbul in circumstances that point to involvement or acquiescence by the Tajik government. “Tajikistan is in the midst of the worst political and religious crackdown since the end of the country’s civil war, with hundreds of people landing behind bars for no other reason than their peaceful political work,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Tajikistan’s human rights crisis is expanding by the day, but the response of Washington, Brussels, and other international partners has fallen seriously short.” Recent research by Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee uncovered a wide-ranging campaign by Tajik authorities to detain, imprison, and silence peaceful opposition activists and perceived critics at home and abroad. Dushanbe has sought the detention and forcible return to Tajikistan of peaceful political activists in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and elsewhere. Since a wave of arrests that began on September 16, Tajik and other observers, including the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, estimate that Tajik police and security services have arrested hundreds of members of the Islamic Renaissance Party on politically motivated charges. A major trial of 16 senior party leaders began on February 9, 2016.

The alleged "President" of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, has a human rights record JUST to the right of that of Attila the Hun; and THIS is the guy the US government wants to deal with here?!?

Apparently, in DC-Speak, "stability" in Central Asia means suppressing political processes in places like Tajikistan.

However, I would very strongly caution the author Johnathan Marshall, that such actions can have a very distinct, and negative blow-back for the US; every Iranian who lived through the 1979 revolution, which kicked out the US-installed puppet Shah of Iran, understands how that can happen.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Mar 11 12:42

‘Flames and Ashes’: Pyongyang Orders More Nuclear Tests

Pyongyang claims to have miniaturized nuclear warhead capabilities, placing the world in North Korea’s crosshairs, but security analysts remain skeptical on how far the Kim regime has come.

Pyongyang claims to have miniaturized nuclear warhead capabilities, placing the world in North Korea’s crosshairs, but security analysts remain skeptical on how far the Kim regime has come.

Amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered a fresh spate of nuclear tests, the country’s state media said Friday. The tests come days after South Korean and US forces began large-scale joint exercises simulating a full invasion of the country, which Pyongyang swiftly denounced.

Since the US-South Korean drills began Monday, Pyongyang has escalated its rhetoric, issuing daily warnings of a nuclear strike that would turn Seoul and Washington into "flames and ashes."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For North Korea, the problem with their missiles historically has been being able to target, accurately.

Unless some rogue nation (perhaps Israel?!? After all, they were ready to sell nuclear technology to the apartheid South African, for heaven's sake!) gives them the technology to fix this, I seriously doubt that the North Korean military can actually hit any target in the US with any degree of accuracy.

And a word to Kim Jung-Un; the joint US/South Korean exercises, which include a mock invasion of North Korea, are engineered to get you rattled, and the US government is hoping that you will do something phenomenally stupid, as the "excuse" to start a war against North Korea.

So just please don't that, OK?!?!?

Mar 11 12:42

G.O.P. Debate: The “Never Trump” Movement Gives Up

At last night’s Republican debate, in Miami, the campaign to stop Donald Trump from within the Party appeared to be all but over. The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, appeared onstage before the debate to reassure the audience that “this Party is going to support the nominee—whoever that is—one hundred per cent.” During the main event, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz seemed to have parachuted in from an earlier moment in the campaign, when the stakes were low and the policy discussions were earnest. “I cannot believe how civil it’s been up here,” Trump observed midway through. “Be smart and unify,” he said in his closing statement. Trump is trying to seem more Presidential. The Party is trying to find a way to live with him.

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Webmaster addition: The Ron Paul approach failed. Will someone try the Robert Kennedy gambit? KEEP YOUR KEVLAR UNDIES ON, DONALD!!!!

Mar 11 12:37

Ted Cruz: Illegal Alien? NO PAPERS (Canada Born - Entered Illegally in 1974)?

Mar 11 12:21

IMF Issues New Warning on Global Economy as Chinese Exports Plunge

The International Monetary Fund warned this week of a further weakening of the global economy following the release of figures showing a significant decline in Chinese and global trade.

In a major speech to the National Association for Business Economics in Washington on Tuesday, the first deputy managing director of the IMF, David Lipton, said that it was “most disconcerting” that the rise in “risk aversion” was leading to a “sharp retrenchment in global capital and trade flows.”

He noted that emerging markets experienced a capital outflow of $200 billion last year compared to a net inflow of $125 billion in 2014. “Trade flows meanwhile are being dragged down by weak export and import growth in large emerging markets such as China, as well as Russia and Brazil, which have been under considerable stress,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the excrement is about to hit the ventilation shaft, and soon, when it comes to the world economy.

The question is not if, but when.

Mar 11 12:15

Washington Steps Up Threats over Iran Missile Tests

Washington has stepped up threats of new sanctions and retaliation against Iran after its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps carried out a second day of missile tests Wednesday.

The Obama administration has indicated that it will raise the missile tests before the United Nations Security Council, while Vice President Joe Biden, on a state visit to Israel, declared that Washington and Tel Aviv were “united in the belief that a nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel,” adding that the US would “act,” not only if Iran broke the nuclear deal, but in response to “their conventional activity outside of the deal … wherever we can find it.”

Mar 11 12:13

ZIMBABWE’S MUGABE GOES MISSING AFTER CANCELED INDIA TRIP

Concern is growing in Zimbabwe after a 92 year-old man was reported missing after claiming on Monday he was traveling to India. The missing person’s name: Robert Mugabe.

The veteran Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power for 36 years and is the world’s oldest serving head of state, was reported to have left the country on Monday to attend the World Culture Festival in New Delhi, which kicks off in the Indian capital on Friday.

Since then, however, his whereabouts have become something of a mystery. Mugabe canceled his visit to the festival on Wednesday, with his spokesman George Charamba citing “substantial inadequacies in protocol and security arrangements” and saying that Mugabe would return home in “a couple of days.”

Mar 11 12:11

Marco Rubio: ‘An agreement with Palestine would weaken Israel’

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio addressed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations during a news conference at a synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. Stating that he did not think the ‘conditions’ are right for a two-state solution, Rubio told the gathered reporters that while the Israeli government had been ‘incredibly accommodating’, the Palestinians have shown ‘no willingness’ to come to a peaceful agreement

Mar 11 12:08

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

Ted Cruz's supporters try to get around "Natural Born" by claiming it simply means any US citizen, an opinion even echoed at Wikipedia!

But if any US citizen could be President, then the qualifier "Natural Born" would not be needed (and is not present in the Constitutional citizenship requirements for Representatives and Senators). Clearly, to the Founding Fathers, "Natural Born" had a specific and obvious meaning, applied exclusively to the Presidency!

The Founding Fathers did not need to define what "Natural Born" meant inside the Constitution as it had been defined in existing legal theory in works such as "The Law of Nations" by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. "Natural Born" was already legally defined when the Constitution was written as "born inside the nation."

Vattel's definition of a natural born citizen: Law of Nations, Book I, Ch. XIX, at § 212:

Mar 11 12:06

Does Not Compute: US Military Asks for Troops to 'Retake' Syrian City

Military brass is now saying that its war against ISIS is undermanned and wants more troops so that it can roll back the terrorist caliphate. That's all rather well and good but for one tiny detail. Neither Iraq nor Syria actually want those troops.

Iraq has already capped US military presence at just under 4,000 troops albeit it is quietly acquiescing to a larger, undisclosed number. Syria of course finds itself on the receiving end of a US regime change effort and so isn't permitting any US troops - not that Washington is asking.

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As originally reported at globalresearch.ca, 19 September, 2014:

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980′s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan. America’s relationship with Al Qaeda has always been a love-hate affair. Depending on whether a particular Al Qaeda terrorist group in a given region furthers American interests or not, the U.S. State Department either funds or aggressively targets that terrorist group. Even as American foreign policy makers claim to oppose Muslim extremism, they knowingly foment it as a weapon of foreign policy. The Islamic State is its latest weapon that, much like Al Qaeda, is certainly backfiring. ISIS recently rose to international prominence after its thugs began beheading American journalists. Now the terrorist group controls an area the size of the United Kingdom.

The US government has, in essence, created this terrorist organisation as the "excuse" to put boots on the ground in Syria, allegedly, to get rid of them, but actually to achieve regime change in Damascus.

And this leads to a very important question, regarding Syria, whose government invited the Russian military in to get all the jihadists who are threatening the Al-Assad regime: if there are US ground troops sent to Raqqa, Syria, just what will the Russian response be?!?

I would really hope that the US government will not do this; unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

And with Muqtada Al Sadr, the Shiite cleric, having rallied over 200,000 followers to protest Iraqi government corruption, and demanding that the government make good on its promise to do so, what happens when there are hundreds, if not thousands, of US troops in Mosul, allegedly to get ISIS out, when the Iraqi government doesn't want them?!?

Please remember; this was the guy who threatened that if the US military didn't leave Iraq precisely when the SOFA agreement said they had to, that all of our military in Iraq would become "fair game" for the Mahdi Army?!?

Those who don't understand the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them, and that appears quite to be what is going with the US Congress and military right now.

Mar 11 11:59

Willey Mortgage Trust Fund

Negotiations with Kathleen’s mortgage company are at an impasse. Her mortgage company, Seterus, Inc. Home Loan Servicing, is a financial predator unwilling to come to any reasonable terms that will allow her to keep her home. In one week, she will be evicted. Kathleen will lose the place where she has lived with her pets for 20 years.

You and I cannot let that happen. Kathleen Willey has an important role to play in the 2016 election. It’s shameful that Bill and Hillary are worth over $250 million while Kathleen has fallen behind in her mortgage.

Working with other women, we have established the KATHLEEN WILLEY MORTGAGE PAY- OFF TRUST FUND. I intend to raise $100,000 to bring her mortgage current to at least stop the foreclosure of her home and hope to raise $386,000 to pay it off entirely.

A CPA in California administers the fund. This is NOT a political action effort; this is a sincere effort by supportive women to save Kathleen’s home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We victims of the Clintons have to stick together!

Mar 11 11:54

Fact or myth? 6 things to know about Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, so set your clocks ahead one hour.

Mar 11 11:52

Sick of It Yet? Hillary’s Big Fat Stinking Piles of Lies Get BIGGER!

Hillary Clinton leaves big stinking piles of lies wherever she goes. It frankly boggles the mind that people cheer her lies and boo anyone who questions her lies.

Lies and damn lies at the Democrats’ debate:

One of the first biggies of the evening we need to touch on was the fact that somebody finally asked Hillary Clinton about the ongoing investigation into her email scandal. Ramos went one step further, however, and asked what so many others have wondered. Would Clinton end her campaign if she is finally indicted? She blew the question off with her duplicitous, stock answer about not having broken any laws and even said she wouldn’t respond when pressed with a follow up. Kessler notes that we’ve heard this song and dance before and it doesn’t hold water.

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Mar 11 11:51

Stranded by the storm

Snow and gusting winds in Nuuk prevented about 1,000 Arctic Winter Games athletes from arriving as planned. The organisers still hope the event can begin on Sunday with only minor adjustments

Mar 11 11:48

Former CIA Official in Donetsk: U.S. taxpayer money is spent to kill civilians in Donbass

Mar 11 11:43

Lynch indicates DOJ not required to charge Clinton

Attorney General Loretta Lynch indicated Wednesday that the law doesn't require the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system, even if the FBI recommends criminal charges.

Lynch was asked in a hearing by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, what her department would do if the FBI were to recommend that step. "If the FBI were to make a referral to the Department of Justice to pursue a case by way of indictment and to convene a grand jury for that purpose, the Department of Justice is not required by law to do so, are they — are you?" Cornyn asked.

Lynch didn't answer directly, but seemed to indicate the department has some wiggle room, and can consult with officials before deciding what to do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, that's it; Hillary Clinton will not be indicted.

I am sure that there will be lower-level operatives who will be blamed, shamed, and tried - and possibly convicted, but it will not be Hillary; the obliqueness of AG Lynch's comments nearly guarantees that Hillary will walk, and that an indictment from the email server scandal will never happen.

Apparently, for AG Lynch "justice" means "just-US"; the elite untouchables, who can never be rightfully accused of the crimes they have committed.

And the FBI has a history of protecting the Clintons from the consequences of their crimes from waaaay back. This will go nowhere.

Mar 11 11:34

GOLD: Warning and Lessons From Canada

Mar 11 11:28

The American Way of War as a Do-Over

On his way into retirement, General Campbell has been vigorously urging the Obama administration to expand its operations in that country. (“I’m not going to leave,” he said, “without making sure my leadership understands that there are things we need to do.”) In this, he’s been in good company. Behind the scenes, “top U.S. military commanders” have reportedly been talking up a renewed, decades-long commitment to Afghanistan and its security forces, what one general has termed a “generational approach” to the war there.

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Perpetual war; the military/industrial complex's wet dream, and the American citizen's worst nightmare.

Mar 11 11:17

Barack Obama says David Cameron allowed Libya to become a 's*** show'

Barack Obama has sharply criticised David Cameron for the UK’s role in allowing Libya to become a “shit show” after the fall of the dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in an unprecedented attack on a British leader by a serving US President.

Mr Obama said that following a successful military intervention to aid rebels during the 2011 Arab Spring revolt, Libya was left to spiral out of control – due largely to the inaction of America’s European allies.

In a candid US magazine interview, Mr Obama said: “When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong… there’s room for criticism, because I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya’s proximity, being invested in the follow-up.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, even for a man pathologically incapable of assuming responsibility when a decision he himself has made, which ultimately goes south!!

Mar 11 11:05

FDA Claims New Genetically Modified Anti-Zika Mosquito is Safe

By Joe Wright

Boy that was quick. Stir up a bit of fear in the media about a disease that is not even proven to be dangerous and what do you get? Several vaccine projects and mutant mosquitoes programmed to mate with Zika-carrying mosquitoes to make them sterile. What could go wrong?...

Mar 11 11:04

RIGGED DEMOCRACY – NEARLY 10% OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPERDELEGATES ARE LOBBYISTS

On July 25, these superdelegates will cast votes at the Democratic National Convention for whomever they want, regardless of primary and caucus outcomes. Democrats like to describe superdelegates as mostly elected officials and prominent party members, including President Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

But this group, which consists of 21 governors, 40 senators and 193 representatives, only makes up about a third of the superdelegates. Many of the remaining 463 convention delegates are establishment insiders who get their status after years of donations and service to the party. Dozens of the 437 delegates in the DNC member category are registered federal and state lobbyists, according to an ABC News analysis.

In fact, when you remove elected officials from the superdelegate pool, at least one in seven of the rest are former or current lobbyists registered on the federal and state level, according to lobbying disclosure records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fix is in here, folks. Unless Hillary Clinton is indicted, or is dealing with a seriously debilitating illness, she will be the Democratic Standard-Bearer at the convention this year, and will be the Democrat's candidate for President.

The only person who could possibly beat her, decisively, would be Donald Trump; yet the Republican establishment, in their panic to preserve the status quo, is desperately trying to figure out how to cut him out of the electoral process as their candidate.

If Cruz or Kasich gets the nomination, Clinton will nail either one of them handily to the floor, in stiletto heels, and we will have yet another toxic Clinton presidency through which we need to survive.

Should Clinton win/steal this election, here will be more wars; more wealth inequality; more offshoring/outsourcing of jogs, and we will be dealing with yet another President bought and paid for by the multinationals, who think that their financial gains, under such a presidency, are their "divine right".

Mar 11 10:51

OBAMA TO PUSH PASSAGE OF TPP TRADE DEAL DESPITE RISING PUBLIC OPPOSITION

The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries. Who will benefit from the TPP? American workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world?

One strong hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft. The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. The name may sound mild, but don’t be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big multinational corporations. Worse, it would undermine U.S. sovereignty.

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Obama is feeling the heat from his corporate "masters" who put him in the White House, and they want this deal consummated NOW, no matter what Americans think of it.

The TTP is a lousy, raw deal for Americans, and with the Federal government drowning in debt (the Federal deficit being nineteen trillion dollars, that we know of, the last time I looked), these lawsuits could ultimately break this country to the point where it balkanized, under the weight of these debts, which would suit the multinational corporations just fine.

It is, ultimately, the instrument for destroying American sovereignty, without a single shot having been fired.

Mar 11 10:43

SWAT GOES TO WRONG HOME, SMASH WINDOWS DEPLOY FLASHBANG ON INNOCENT PEOPLE ANYWAY

Multiple members of Sweetwater County’s Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team made an epic blunder last week when executing a search warrant in search of arbitrary substances deemed illegal by the state, crystal meth. As the heavily militarized team began smashing up the house and deploying flashbang grenades, they realized they were destroying the wrong home.

“It’s our responsibility to be in the right place at the right time; and we failed to do that,” Tom Jarvie, Patrol Lieutenant for the Green River Police Department said.

The SWAT team had the correct address which was 355 Fir Street. However, they were apparently so enthralled with the idea of breaking into someone’s home to arrest them for selling drugs, that they forgot how to work the GPS and arbitrarily picked an innocent family’s home to victimize.

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There are moments, upon waking, that I strongly sense that I have awakened in the wrong country, because I barely recognise the USA as the country I thought I knew.

Mar 11 10:39

Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump

Ben Carson threw his support behind Donald Trump Friday morning, saying the two men had "buried the hatchet" and praising the Republican Party's front-runner as a "the voice of the people to be heard."

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That adds Ben Carson's 8 delegates to Trump's. Is Ben aiming to be Trump's VP?

Mar 11 10:37

CENTRAL BANK ECONOMISTS: BAD CENTRAL BANK POLICY IS INCREASING INEQUALITY

While the leaders of the Fed and other central banks claim that their extraordinary monetary policies haven’t significantly increased inequality, economists with the world’s most prestigious financial agency, the Bank of International Settlements – known as “the Central Banks’ Central Bank” – just released a report showing otherwise.

BIS notes:

Our simulation suggests that wealth inequality has risen since the Great Financial Crisis. While low interest rates and rising bond prices have had a negligible impact on wealth inequality, rising equity prices have been a key driver of inequality …. Monetary policy may have added to inequality to the extent that it has boosted equity prices.

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It is very simple: private central banking is engineered to pump up - and concentrate - wealth into the hands of the one percenters.

The system is set up to do this, but at a tremendous cost to society at large, and will ultimately crash and burn (as happened in the Great Depression).

This is why we are seeing such a rush by US government leaders to get this country into another war (ANY war), so that by the time the economic systems crashes spectacularly, they will attempt to blame the crash on the war, and not the mishandling of the country's finances through the Federal Reserve, which is no more "federal" than is Federal Express.

Mar 11 10:24

flashback 2012: Meet Ted Cruz, "The Republican Barack Obama"

Cruz rose fast through the conservative legal ranks. He clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist after Harvard Law, advised George W. Bush's 2000 campaign on domestic policy, and recruited future Chief Justice John Roberts to join the Florida recount brigade. He served under John Ashcroft as an associate deputy attorney general and later returned to Texas, where in 2003 the state's attorney general, Greg Abbott, appointed him as solicitor general, tasked with handling the state's appellate cases, including those destined for the Supreme Court. "Ted was an intellectual driving force on all of the issues that we worked on," Abbott says
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Of Cruz's eight oral arguments before the Supreme Court on behalf of Texas, five involved the death penalty, with Cruz arguing, at various points, that Texas should be allowed to execute the mentally ill, a Mexican national who hadn't been informed of his Vienna Convention right to speak to his consulate, and a man who raped his stepdaughter.
(*So that cartoon of Trump crucifying "JC" can now be considered DEBUNKED)
Other cases he took on reflected his conservative Christian ideology.
(*Oh for crying out loud !)

Mar 11 10:23

UC DAVIS WOMEN’S CENTER OFFERS ‘MIND SPA SERVICES’ FOR THOSE UPSET BY PRO-LIFE DISPLAY

The University of California Davis Women’s Resource and Research Center (WRRC) recruited student volunteers to distribute bias incident report forms during a pro-life demonstration last week.

“We are calling for volunteers to help make signs, hold content warning information signs, [and] hand out Report Hate and Bias information cards,” the group wrote in an email later posted to Facebook.

In addition, WRRC volunteers were recruited to “provide umbrella escorts for community members” who did not want to stand in the sun while protesting.

According to the group’s Facebook page, the event was organized in collaboration “with the CRRC’s, including the LGBTQIARC and Center for Student Involvement.” Even though the Center for Student Involvement claims to “help groups operate successfully on campus and to support the education experience which organizations provide for student members,” it allegedly partnered exclusively with a pro-choice group rather than a pro-life group.

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To not be able to have an intelligent, low-key conversation about pro-life/pro-choice issues, which doesn't conclude with throwing pro-life literature to the ground, makes these women very ill-equipped to go out and deal with other hard, real-life choices.

These women may be also very emotionally swayed to make what are ultimately lousy life choices without thinking things through to their logical conclusions; for example, many of these students probably think that Hillary Clinton is an excellent choice for President in 2016, without knowing - or wanting to know - the gruelingly sordid reality of her professional record.

This is truly scary, in a society where logic critically needs to matter in our decision-making, for our personal futures, and the national future.

The First Amendment means everyone gets to express their opinion, in a fair and open marketplace of ideas.

Mar 11 10:09

Cruz SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE immigration

Mar 11 10:06

FLASHBACK - Senator Daniel Inouye on the shadow government

Mar 11 10:04

UK FURIOUS AFTER OBAMA TRASHES CLOSEST ALLY

Obama decided to rant about Europe to Jeffrey Goldberg for an Atlantic piece in which he blames his Libyan War on the UK and France and reveals that the only European leader he likes is Merkel (surprise). He reveals that he threatened the "special relationship" between the US and the UK in a talk with the British prime minister, whom he also insults in the piece.

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Dear Obama.

Libya is YOUR mess.

And everybody knows it!

Mar 11 10:03

George W. Bush Has Made His Decision On Whom To Support For President

NOBODY! That’s right, nobody!
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Bad blood between Cruz and Bush go back to when they were on opposite sides of a bitter lawsuit. Bush wanted to spare the life of an illegal alien rapist. Cruz wanted him executed, and Cruz won at the Supreme Court. Texas gave the guy the needle and GWB was still mad. Bush’s words about Cruz? “I just don’t like the guy.”

The decision not to throw his weight behind any single candidate comes a week after 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney – who attacked frontrunning contender Donald Trump – also declined to endorse any single Trump opponent.

(*Neil must really be The Black[est] Sheep of the family !)

Mar 11 10:02

Is Ted Cruz a dominionist?

Ted Cruz is a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church with deep roots in Dominionist theology. His father is a noted Dominionist. Here are a sampling of references to read more about his desire to set up a national and eventually world-wide Christian theocratic government.

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