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Apr 29 14:19

Bison Anticipated To Become Official US Mammal, Bill Awaits Obama’s Signature

The bison appears on two state flags and old nickels, but the largest land mammal of North America isn’t officially recognized as a national symbol. That, however, is expected to change since Congress passed the National Bison Legacy Act.

Apr 29 14:18

Innocent Couple Would be In Jail Had they Not Secretly Recorded this Corrupt Cop Extorting Them

By Matt Agorist

An innocent couple exonerated themselves after secretly recording a Clayton County cop trying to shake them down.

Earlier this year, Mike and Michelle Pierce, who run a thrift and salvage business in Griffin, decided to buy a car from an auction; a decision that would later haunt them. It turned out that the car was stolen.

The Pierces had no clue the car they just purchased was stolen, but as soon as they found out it was, they called 9-1-1 and handed the car over. However, after they turned the car over, police gave it back and then arrested them for having it...



Taboola
Apr 29 14:04

VIDEO: MOB TEARS DOWN BARRICADES, DEMANDS TRUMP’S BEHEADING

A mob of anti-Trump activists were trying to break through riot police lines and Secret Service security while calling for the GOP frontrunner’s beheading.

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Apr 29 13:52

WILL 2016 BE THE YEAR OF THE MULTINATIONAL BANK BAIL IN ?

One of the recent top stories in 2016 so endemic and explicative of what is going on in banking involves the Austrian financial institution Hypo Alpe Adria, which incidentally was taken over by Austrian Government authorities in 2009 and placed into receivership under an entity named Heta Asset Resolution. Flash forward to about March of 2015, whereby it was revealed that the equivalent of US$8.5 Billion Dollars has disappeared from the balance sheet and as a result that entity has now been taken over by Austria's Financial Market Authority. So here is the first question: what were these people doing for almost 7 years? I know there was some football championships (soccer for the Americans) on television that might have diverted attention for awhile, but 7 years?

Apr 29 13:50

Donald Trump Full Speech in San Francisco, CA - Friday 04-29-16

Donald Trump's keynote speech at the California Republican Party Convention's Kickoff Lunch Banquet in San Francisco, CA- Friday, April 29th (speech just ended.)



Apr 29 13:34

Boehner Pops The Bag On Cruz

John Boehner talks election, time in office

“You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything,” said former Speaker of the House John Boehner
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When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd.

“Lucifer in the flesh,” the former Speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”



Apr 29 13:33

UK Labour Party in grip of Zionist inquisition

Stuart Littlewood says Britain’s Labour Party is irredeemably riven with Israel's stooges and challenges it to match its pledge of zero tolerance on anti-Semitism with zero-tolerance of those who use the party as a platform to promote Israel's interests.

Apr 29 13:09

Texas Middle School Students Suspended for Two Days for Taking Confederate Flag Selfies

Seven middle school students have been suspended for two days for taking a picture of themselves with a Confederate flag.

Andrew Birdwell, who thinks his son was motivated to take the picture because the students are currently learning whatever version of Civil War history that school decides to teach its students, was told by school officials that his son did not say any "hateful language," so the suspension was due solely to taking the picture.

History is being warped and sanitized in our public schools to fit a politically correct agenda, cursing our nation's students to be dumbed down from being able to actually draw anything from its lessons.

“It was kind of tough for me to explain why he’s getting assignments from school with a Confederate flag on it, yet he can’t hold one,” Birdwell said.

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Apr 29 12:59

‘Privatize Biased BBC Before It Becomes Irrelevant’ – Think Tank

A free-market think tank has called for the privatization of the BBC, calling the broadcaster “no longer fit for purpose” and accusing it of a left-leaning bias.

A report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), an influential London-based think tank, said the BBC’s funding model, a compulsory fee paid by all UK residents with a television set, is out of date.

Apr 29 12:59

Accusations In Beloved Yellowstone Grizzly’s Death Provoke Tensions With Local Tribes

Confirmation from Montana wildlife officials that one of Yellowstone National Park’s most beloved grizzly bears, Scarface, was illegally killed by a hunter has reignited tensions between tribal and non-tribal hunters.

Apr 29 12:56

Trump enters hotel speaking venue via grassy knoll, as protesters block main entrance.



Apr 29 12:50

Syria war: Second medical facility bombed in Aleppo after dozens killed at Al Quds Hospital

Another medical facility has reportedly been bombed in Syria just days after dozens of people were killed at a hospital in Aleppo.

Apr 29 12:27

CLINTON, TRUMP & CORPORATION TRUST CENTER

You know things are bad when the leading contenders for President in both political parties use the same phony Delaware address as Walmart, Coca Cola, American Airlines & Apple to avoid paying taxes. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump own companies registered at 1209 North Orange Street, Wilmington, DE in a two-story building known aptly as the Corporation Trust Center. More than 285,000 companies use this very same address to avoid taxes, making it the most densely populated mailing address on earth.

Apr 29 12:24

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

A small mammal has sabotaged the world's most powerful scientific instrument.

The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That happened to JPL when I worked there. Some furry critter got inside one of the main power distribution transformers, caused an arc, and blacked the entire lab out (except for SFOF which has emergency generators).

Apr 29 12:23

Trump Urged to Drop 'America First' Slogan Due to anti-Semitic Past

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged Trump to reconsider the phrase Thursday citing its "anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II."

According to a statement released by the Jewish watchdog, the most leader of the “America First Committee” was Charles Lindbergh, who "sympathized with the Nazis and whose rhetoric was characterized by anti-Semitism and offensive stereotypes, including assertions that Jews posed a threat to the U.S. because of their influence in motion pictures, radio, the press, and the government."

Apr 29 12:17

OREGON INTELLIGENCE COP SPIED ON DIRECTOR OF STATE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE FOR TWEETING BLACK LIVES MATTER

In Oregon, these toxic ingredients combined to produce racist, illegal surveillance of a government employee’s First Amendment protected speech. Specifically, a police intelligence officer assigned to the local “fusion center” compiled a report on the Director of the state Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division’s tweets, warning his superiors that the civil rights Director’s commentary about police violence against Black Americans constituted threats to law enforcement. The memo describing these tweets was ultimately passed to the Attorney General, who immediately called for its author to be put on leave and commissioned an independent investigation. The results of that investigation were published in an April 6, 2016 report. The remarkable document shines a light into a place most Americans don’t have access to, but which has an outsized influence in 21st century American life: the shadowy local surveillance infrastructure established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.



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Apr 29 12:09

Internal Poll Numbers Show Cruz Collapsing In Indiana…

Webmaster addition: "Basketball ring!"

Apr 29 12:07

Fla. sheriff's officer caught on video beating handcuffed woman

A rookie Jacksonville sheriff's officer was arrested and fired after being caught on video beating up a handcuffed strip club employee.

Video shows probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade repeatedly hitting 31-year-old Mayra Martinez on Wednesday at the Duval County jail.

Apr 29 12:07

Why Did This Young Apple Software Engineer Just Commit Suicide at His Company's HQ?

A 25-year-old software engineer named Edward Mackowiak who worked for Apple has reportedly shot himself in the head at the company headquarters in Cupertino. His death was quickly ruled a suicide just hours later after police found no evidence of foul play at the scene.
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Apr 29 12:06

Trump Rally Violence LIVE COVERAGE Updating in real time

Protesters break through barriers, rushing hotel where California GOP convention is taking place -

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't that large a crowd. But the media are making a big deal about this and trying to claim this is all Trump's fault.

Apr 29 12:04

Members of Congress Call for End to Mass Voter Suppression and Insecure Elections

Congressional briefings are typically dull affairs, usually with only a few dozen participants, but it was standing room only in a House Judiciary Committee hearing room on April 21, when nine members of Congress, their staff and 200 activists gathered to address the present crisis in US democracy: voter suppression and the manipulation of US elections.

In 2016 - the first presidential election since the US Supreme Court's gutting of the Voting Rights Act - a slew of new malicious laws and tactics are disenfranchising millions of Americans, even as the private control of US vote-counting technology has come under renewed scrutiny in a primary season marked by allegations of fraud and election rigging.

Apr 29 12:01

Undercover Video Proves That Men — Not Transgendered People, but MEN — Can Use the Women's Restroom Now

Over a million people have now boycotted the store over this. Target is straight up allowing men — that’s right, men, not transgendered men who live their lives as women, but MEN — to use the women’s bathroom ‘if it makes them feel more comfortable’.

Has anyone asked Target if they care whether or not the little girls in there feel more comfortable with a strange man in the bathroom?

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Apr 29 11:39

OUTRAGEOUS! FOX Host Blames Trump Camp for Mexicans Beating Supporters and Flipping Cop Cars

Martha MacCallum confronted Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson for the rioting Mexicans outside of the Trump Costa Mesa rally on Thursday night. The open border goons beat Trump supporters bloody and flipped cop cars.


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Apr 29 11:39

We Need To Consciously Spark, Amplify And Harness Mass Protest

The following excerpt is the conclusion to This Is An Uprising:

By 1963, the Dorchester retreat center near Savannah, Georgia, had emerged as a buzzing hub of activity for the civil rights movement in the American South. The site where Project C was hatched was also the home of a thriving social movement ecology.

Apr 29 11:38

Varoufakis: Brexit Would Speed Up EU Disintegration

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis talks with David Gura about what he sees as potential Brexit fallout for the European Union and EU's ability to withstand another shock similar to the financial crisis of 2008.

Apr 29 11:35

Former Greek Finance Minister: Massive IMF Bailouts Are “Ponzi Austerity” Scheme

As the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures

Apr 29 11:33

Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release: ‘Not in Our National Interest’

Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions.

Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world:

“I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.”

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Apr 29 11:29

‘Brazil Is One Of The Most Unequal Countries In The World’

The situation in Brazil—where President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment charges spurred by legislators, many of whom are themselves under investigation for corruption—is hard to grasp at a glance, but glances are all we get in US media. And when it comes to Latin America, elite media haven’t been shy about their disaffection for leftist governments, sometimes going to great lengths to paint them as delusional and dangerous to the region, and somehow to the US.

Apr 29 11:12

Chilly, soggy feel doesn’t equal precipitation; snow possible today

It’s almost May, but it was snowing in Rye Thursday evening. The NWS said the Steel City may see a few flakes today.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Pueblo, Walsenburg, Canon City and Trinidad until midnight. The forecast calls for 2 to 6 inches of snow.

Apr 29 11:11

It was SNOWING last night in Mayo

Residents in Mayo last night may have been a little confused last night when they looked outside their windows to see that it was snowing.

And not just sleeting or a light dusting that melted before it hit the ground - it was properly sticking too.

Knock Airport shared this video on their Facebook page that shows the surrounding countryside covered In a white blanket of unseasonal snow.



Apr 29 11:08

Pot, Kettle: UK Urges Saudis To Speed Up Yemen Inquiry, Despite Its Own 6-Year Chilcot Wait

In a rare bout of public criticism of the Saudi regime, a UK minister has urged the theocracy to speed up an inquiry into its brutal war in Yemen.

Apr 29 10:54

When has negotiating with Israel ever helped the Palestinians

Past peace “processes” have resulted in Israel confiscating even more Palestinian land. Nothing positive has ever happened for Palestinians.

Apr 29 10:48

From Talk To Action: Turkish MPs brawl over plans to strip them of immunity

Meanwhile a session in the Turkish parliament turned physical as lawmakers went from talk to action. Scuffles erupted in a heated debate over constitutional reform, which could see MPs stripped of their immunity from prosecution.

Apr 29 10:37

Why They Attack Us

the blunt truth is that the United States has been at war for years—at least a decade, since we launched a war against Iraq in 1991,
even though Iraq had done absolutely nothing to harm the United States or any American. Our bombing attacks onIraq certainly caused civilian casualties

Apr 29 10:33

President Obama cannot explain why the economy is not doing well, instead he is blaming everyone else



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Apr 29 10:29

Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

"The Golan Heights will forever remain in Israel's hands, "After 50 years, the time has come for the international community to finally recognize that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel's sovereignty permanently."
Note: MISCONSTRUED! Israeli officials said Netanyahu's statements had been misconstrued. How the hell do you misconstrue that!!!

Apr 29 10:21

Ammon Bundy offered guilty plea if armed Oregon protesters were let go

The leader of the armed group that took over a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon reportedly offered to plead guilty to federal criminal charges if other protesters were let go and relieved of their charges.

According to the Oregonian, federal prosecutors ultimately rejected Ammon Bundy’s offer to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge, which was made about three days after he was arrested. Bundy led more than two-dozen armed individuals when they took over the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon this past January, an occupation that lasted 41 days.

At the time his offer was made, the occupation of the reserve was still ongoing, though 26 others were eventually charged over the incident.

In a court motion seeking to delay filing deadlines in Bundy’s trial, the 40-year-old’s attorney Mike Arnold said Bundy "was willing to sacrifice his broader interests and risk his liberty for his fellow protesters.”

Apr 29 10:11

Widespread rain, higher terrain snow forecast for northern NM

Pacific storm system is moving across the state with potential for widespread rain, a few storms and higher terrain snow across north and far east New Mexico Friday.
View: Interactive Doppler Radar
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristos until midnight.
Interstate 25 has reopened in both directions from Raton to the state line after crews cleared snow packed roads Friday morning.
Through the day, we'll continue to see the chance for scattered showers and more snow in higher terrain.

Apr 29 10:10

South Africa’s Zuma faces corruption charges again

A South African court has revised a 2009 decision to drop graft charges against President Jacob Zuma, saying he should again face a trial over a controversial arms deal in 1999.

“The decision... to discontinue the charges against Mr Zuma is irrational and should be reviewed and set aside,” Judge Aubrey Ledwaba ruled on Friday, adding, “Mr Zuma should face the charges as applied.”

The verdict allows prosecutors to re-open charges against Zuma in connection with a multi-billion dollar arms deal 17 years ago. The embattled leader has denied allegations of accepting bribes from international arms manufacturers at the time.

Apr 29 10:06

Fracking in the US causing global surge in dangerous gas, study finds

Levels of ethane in the atmosphere had been falling since the 1980s, but in 2010 a sensor in Europe picked up a surprise increase.

The boom of fracking, a controversial process used to recover gas from within shale by fracturing the rocks, in the United States was viewed as the prime suspect.

Now a single oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, the Bakken Formation, has been found to be emitting about 250,000 tons of the gas – about two per cent of the total produced worldwide.

Apr 29 10:04

TTIP could cause an NHS sell-off and UK Parliament would be powerless to stop it, says leading union

The UK Parliament may not have the power to stop or reverse the privatisation of the NHS if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership passed at EU level, Unite has warned.

The union cites a letter from Lord Maude of Horsham, the minister for trade and investment, in response to a query from a constituent of Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick about how TTIP would pass into law in the UK.

In the letter, Lord Maude of Horsham says that the UK Parliament could delay the ratification of the final text of TTIP “indefinitely” by repeatedly voting against it in the House of Commons and the Lords.

Gail Cartmail, Unite assistant general secretary, said that it was “a scandal” that MPs may not have the democratic power to stop TTIP, which she said “threatens the irreversible sell-off of our NHS”.

Apr 29 10:02

George Galloway says Ken Livingstone should not be suspended over 'historic facts' about Hitler and Zionism

'They're trying to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, there's a slow motion coup. The real target is Jeremy Corbyn'

Apr 29 09:59

Damascus views deployment of 150 US troops to Rmeilan air field as aggression

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned on Thursday the deployment of 150 US troops to the city of Rmeilan in the northeast of the country.
"This intervention is rejected and illegitimate, it happened without the Syrian government’s approval," the SANA news agency quotes the ministry’s statement as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GEE, YA THINK?!?!?

The serious question which must be asked, is, why is the US government pushing so hard for war against Russia in Syria in an election year?!?

The answer is two-fold. First, the American economy is about to crash into a wall, and the Obama administration wants a war upon which to blame the crash.

The second is, if in fact, Trump does get elected as President, the Democrats want to hand him the ugliest and most unpalatable plate of economic and geopolitical misery they can conjure.

Apr 29 09:59

Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible

Central banks have transformed the market–in stocks, bonds, commodities and risk–into the signaling mechanism that tells us all is well. Even though the real-world finances of the bottom 95% continue deteriorating, a rising stock market and suppressed measures of risk signal that the economy is doing well. If you’re not doing well, it’s your personal problem; the status quo is fine and needs only minor tweaks.

Elevating the market into the oracle of economic health creates a systemic risk:If the market tanks, the status quo is called into question. People start asking, is it truly a wonderful arrangement that benefits us all, or is it really just a skimming machine that funnels money and wealth from the many into the voracious maws of the few?

Central banks thwart this existential danger to the status quo by rescuing the market every time it approaches the market clearing event level. (see chart) In a market clearing event, risky loans and bets are liquidated, credit dries up, risk soars and the price of assets falls to levels that once again make fundamental sense.

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Apr 29 09:54

Watch Obama's Arrogance As He Issues A DIRECT THREAT To British Voters Not To Leave The EU

The arrogance of President Obama knows no bounds. This is a very interesting clip for anyone who hasn't seen this yet.

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Apr 29 09:51

Yanis Varoufakis: Bailouts Of Greece Are Pretense For Massive Payout For German And French Banks

We continue our conversation with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures, following President Obama’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week.

Apr 29 09:50

Russia's foreign minister warns Sweden off Nato

Lavrov said Russia would feel compelled to take action if Nato’s military infrastructure stretched to Sweden.

“It’s every country’s right to decide what form its security should take, but one must understand that if military infrastructure approaches Russia's borders, we would of course have to take the necessary military-technical action. There’s nothing personal in it; it’s just business,” Lavrov told Dagens Nyheter (DN).

When asked what measures Russia was likely to put in place, he said:

“That’s not my job. It’s up to the military, the defence ministry, and the Russian general staff. When they see what potential there is at the other side of the border – right at our border or a little further from our border, then they know what capacity exists there and what can be expected if Nato suddenly decides to stop us in a ‘hot’ way.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Swedish Government: Lavrov is not bluffing, folks. He has weighted his words very carefully, and is talking tough geopolitical cause and effect here.

And to the paper who published this interview on-line; Russia did not "annex' Crimea.

When Yanukoviych got thrown out and under the proverbial bus, during Ukraine's US/ECB/IMF-backed "revolution" Crimea knew it had no legitimate government in Kiev.

It then, in a free and fair referendum, with observers, the Crimean people asked Russia if they could rejoin the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted that proposal. There was not one bit of force, not one bit of "annexation" by Russia. This was a request by the people of Crimea.

That you seem to be unable to get your facts straight on this issue compromises the integrity of everything Dagens Nyheter publishes, either on line, or on paper, and makes it suspect

Apr 29 09:49

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters Are A “Mobilized Force That Could Change The Country”

During an event Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident.

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Apr 29 09:41

Where Are the Other 10 Million Panama Papers?

When I posted my scepticism that we would be given the full truth about the content of the Panama Papers by the mainstream media outlets who were controlling them, it went viral and became the first individual article to be read by half a million people on this blog alone, and a multiple of that as it was posted all round the web, translated into several languages.

I also attracted some derision from establishment propagandists. I had contented that the fact the papers themselves were not made available, but we were rather fed selected information by the western and corporate state media, would limit and slant what the public was told. The initial concentration on Russia, Iran, Syria etc seemed to confirm this. But it was urged that more was to come, and I should wait, and it was suggested I would look foolish when they finished publishing. “Wait and see” tweeted the editor of the lead newspaper, the Suddeutsche Zeitung, in response to my post.

Well I waited, and what happened? The story fizzled out.

Apr 29 09:39

White House struggles to explain weak economy as Obama boasts of job growth

The White House labored Thursday to explain a first-quarter economic report showing the weakest growth in two years, even as President Obama was trumpeting his mastery of the economy in a New York Times Magazine interview.

The Department of Commerce reported that U.S. gross domestic product rose 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the third straight sluggish start to a year. Consumer spending and business purchases both fell, continuing trends that could have ominous implications for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as she tries to claim the mantle as Mr. Obama’s successor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason Obama can boast about "... his mastery of the economy." is very simple; he is completely delusional, and divorced from what the consequences of his economic, and geopolitical, choices have been for the American people.

Good, hard-working Americans whose middle-class lives had been the result of manufacturing in this country have seen their lives destroyed, courtesy to the ever-growing outsourcing/offshoring of those jobs to the cheapest possible labor pools in the world.

And let's face reality here, folks; at the end of the day, President Obama is no less beholden to his corporate masters than are his Republican colleagues, and that's the truth, period, end of discussion.

Apr 29 09:38

Russia's Organic Wheat Takes World by Storm, GMOs Spark Downfall for US

Apr 29 09:37

Where Gun Control Ought to Start: Disarming the Police

On February 5, 2015, Jeremy Lett was physically attacked, then shot in the torso five times while walking outside his apartment. He died in the hospital the next day. His attacker, David Stith, had a history of violent, erratic behavior – at one point a little over a year earlier, Stith entered a Girl Scouts of America office and began “acting aggressively and screaming obscenities”. On February 27, a grand jury cleared Stith of all wrongdoing in the shooting.

David Stith was (and still is) a police officer.

Apr 29 09:37

Hanford, Not Fukushima, is the Big Radiological Threat to the West Coast

There is a dangerous radiological threat to the West Coast of the United States that puts the health of millions of Americans at risk. It includes dangers to public health, dangers to the food supply, and dangers to future generations from long-lived radionuclides, including some of the most toxic material in the world. It is not Fukushima, it is Hanford. While radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns is reaching the West Coast, carried across the ocean from Japan, the radiation from Hanford is already there, has been there for 70 years, and is in serious risk of catastrophe that could dwarf the effects of Fukushima even on Japan.

Apr 29 09:36

"It's Hard To Believe" - Establishment Stunned As Trump Gains 'Wealthy, Well-Educated' Voters

Not only is Donald Trump likely to gather the most votes of any GOP Presidential nominee ever, having swept the East Coast and crushed the anti-Trump alliance between Kasich and Cruz even before it made the news cycle; but now, as Reuters reports, the GOP establishment faces an ever bigger problem. Wealthy, well-educated voters helped carry the Republican front-runner to victory this week - a demographic the famously blunt-spoken billionaire had struggled to attract in the past.

Apr 29 09:30

When Google Photos Auto-Generated an Album From My Trip to Palestine and Called It ‘Trip to Israel’

The pictures and videos I captured during my first trip to Palestine in October 2010 came at a cost that included several hours of detention and interrogations at the Tel Aviv airport, courtesy of the fine members of the Israeli military, Shin Bet and the Ministry of the Interior. After a 13-hour international flight, I was held for hours without food or water — and I was forced to use the single-toilet restroom with the door cracked open and a roomful of men on the other side.

And that was just the beginning of incessant stops, searches and other harassment I was subjected to throughout my trip because of the scarf I wear on my head (the non-Muslims in our group did not face the same treatment).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will not have been the first time in which Google has engaged in blatant pro-Israeli propaganda, and this lady has every reason to feel outraged by this treatment.

I wish her well, and hope she is very much able to get her story out there, as well as the narrative of the Palestinian people.

Apr 29 09:24

Obama-Netanyahu Rift Impedes U.S. Offer of Record Aid Deal for Israel

President Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain deeply at odds over a figure for the assistance despite months of negotiations.

American officials have balked as their Israeli counterparts insisted on more generous terms for a new 10-year military aid package that could top $40 billion. The divide, which could have broad national security implications for both the United States and Israel, is exacerbated by the pent-up animosity between Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu, which has been stoked by their radically divergent views of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is the game Netanyahu is playing, let us hope and pray that the next President is Trump, and absolutely not Clinton.

Also, I would very much like to politely remind the Obama administration that ANY aid to Israel is illegal, because under the Symington Amendment, the US government is not allowed to give any financial or military aid to any country which does NOT sign the NNPT agreement (which Israel has not), and have their nuclear sites inspected (which Israel will not allow).

Apr 29 09:17

$25k Reward For Pike County Killer Revoked Due To ‘Complex Criminal Developments’

A reward of $25,000 offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer responsible for eight deaths in Piketon, Ohio has been withdrawn. The Cincinnati restaurateur behind the reward cited “complex criminal developments.”

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Apr 29 09:14

SWAT RAIDS FAMILY, TERRORIZES DISABLED WOMAN & ARRESTS FAMILY MEMBERS — WHOOPS, WRONG HOUSE

Philadelphia, PA – Police apologized on Wednesday after raiding an innocent family’s home and traumatizing a disabled woman who nearly fell down the stairs. Touted as “innovative” and “state-of-the-art,” the Real Time Crime Center mistakenly directed officers to the wrong house and another botched raid.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, cops suddenly broke down the Jardine family’s door and raided their home while holding them at gunpoint. Despite the fact that the family had committed no crime, officers ordered them out of their rooms and placed them in handcuffs during the middle of the night.

“I’m coming out of the shower, and there’s a Pump Action Rifle to my chest,” Angel Jardine told WPVI. “He’s just like, ‘Put your hands up.’ Rifle in my chest, and I’m like, ‘Whoa.’”

Physically impaired after an ex-boyfriend shot her in the head, forty-eight-year-old Ronik Jardine had been asleep in her bed when the cops woke her up and immediately ordered her out of the room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Violent home invasions seem to have become a signature activity of many police departments in American urban cities.

Apr 29 09:12

Winnipeg mom gets CFS visit after leaving kids in backyard to play

A Winnipeg mother says she feels "paranoid" about letting her children outside on their own after she came under scrutiny by Child and Family Services when it received a complaint about them playing in their backyard.

Apr 29 09:12

Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy.

Yesterday’s New York Times devoted 6,000 words and a main feature to nothing short of an all-out defense of Obama’s economic legacy. In the process, they went full Keynesian.

From the opening paragraph that detailed Obama’s singlehanded efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy following the 2008 financial crisis, it was clear that author Andrew Ross Sorkin is more than simply a member of the lapdog media. Like a true believer, Sorkin bowed down at the altar of Obama’s government.

To hell with the real story behind the data. To hell with any logical thought processes. To hell with the notion that free markets, not governments, produce opportunity and prosperity.

As Sorkin tells it, the U.S. is now quite peachy.

Apr 29 09:09

VOLUME COLLAPSES AS CHINA COMMODITY EXCHANGES ORDERED TO "CURB SPECULATION"

We have been warning about China's speculative commodity trading bubble - spewing false signals around the world about the strength of the real economy - and now, as we suggested previously, Chinese authorities have decided to burst yet another bubble they created.Reuters reports that China's Securities regulator has ordered three major commodity exchanges to "control intraday speculation in commodity markets," ordering them to "curb trading for investors with no commodity industry background." Volume has crashed... and just as it did in the equity markets, price will follow.

As Reuters reports, China's securities regulator ordered the country's major commodity futures exchanges this week to control speculative trading activity, sources told Reuters, after a surge in prices sparked fears of a boom-and-bust cycle.

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That first chart sure looks as though the Chinese market has fallen off the proverbial cliff!

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Apr 29 09:07

Target Steps Out in Front of Bathroom Choice Debate

Last week, Target announced on its website that it would allow transgender employees and customers to choose the restroom and fitting room that corresponded with their gender identities. About a month earlier, North Carolina passed a law restricting bathroom access to transgender people, a bill that set off a national debate that has even extended to the presidential campaign.

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Apr 29 09:07

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s “Hot Spot” Refugee Registration Centers Are “Concentration Camps”

We speak with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis about the refugee crisis in Europe, and so-called “hot-spots”.

Apr 29 09:05

“NESTLÉ IS TRYING TO BREAK US” TOWN FIGHTS TO STOP BOTTLED WATER MEGACORP FROM STEALING THEIR WATER

A small town in Pennsylvania is the latest to be targeted by Nestlé Waters North America, which, in typical fashion, is seeking to extract millions of gallons of freshwater to bottle and sell for an obscene profit — whether or not local residents approve.

Nestlé sneakily began testing waters in the Kunkeltown area as far back as 2012; but residents wouldn’t have discovered the desire for its water at all had the mega-corporation not rented an office in the community center, as Truthout reported. In fact, Nestlé’s plans comprise no small operation, as Truthout explained:

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It's not only the obscene profits from these kinds of practices; it is also that the people who live here get absolutely nothing from Nestle's sale of that water.

But that having been said, it appears that the corporate managers of Nestle have the morals of a dead tree stump, and are so collectively crooked that they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

(And I WILL get angry emails from dead tree stumps, protesting that last characterization, I can assure you!!)

Apr 29 09:05

Russian Fighter Jet Flies Within 50 Feet Of US Spy Plane Over Russian Naval Base

The WFB adds that the incident took place near the Russian city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a port located on the southeastern end of the peninsula, which explains why Russia may not have been particularly enthused with a US spy plane flying virtually on top of its territory.

Apr 29 09:03

Head Of Deutsche Bank "Integrity Committee" Fired Due To "Overzealousness"

Perhaps it is merely a coincidence but just weeks after Deutsche Bank became the first bank to admit to rigging the gold market (and agreeing to rat out fellow manipulators) yesterday afternoon the head of Deutsche Bank's "integrity committee" announced he would resign two years before his time, which is a polite way of saying he was fired.

As the FT reports, Georg Thoma has been fired from Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board two years before his contract ends "after coming under fire from other board members in a battle over how to deal with the German bank’s past scandals."

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Apparently the job was to make it LOOK like Deutsche Bank had integrity, not actually do anything about it. :)

Apr 29 08:58

FRENCH ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION CALLING TO END ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY EU

Fifty-five members of the French National Assembly have supported the resolution calling on the government not to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. Forty-four voted against and two abstained. Of the 577 deputies in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, 101 took part in the vote.

The resolution, calling on the French government to protest extension of EU sanctions against Russia, was submitted by 85 French MPs.

Thierry Mariani, member of the center-right Republicans party who initiated the parliamentary debate, says the document "calls on the French government not to extend the restrictive measures and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union."

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It looks as though the EU sanctions against Russia, which were never based on the truth, or the logic of how things were playing out on the ground in Crimea or Ukraine, are starting to crumble, thanks to this legislation in France; vive la France!

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Apr 29 08:51

CDC Admits Flu Shots Fail Half the Time

Americans have never been big fans of flu shots. During the 2009 “swine flu” influenza A pandemic, only about 40 percent of adults bothered to roll up their sleeves. 1 Last year, flu vaccine rates were still just 47 percent for adults but pediatricians had vaccinated 75 percent of children under two years old. 2

Perhaps it is because parents are being thrown out of pediatricians’ offices if they don’t give their children every federally recommended vaccine – or maybe it is just because adults can talk about how they felt after getting vaccinated and infants and children under age two cannot.

sick-young-woman.jpgHow many times has someone told you: “The year I got a flu shot is the only year I got sick” or maybe you learned that the hard way yourself after getting vaccinated.

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I am not at all an "anti-vaxxer"; when Mike was recovering from mycoplastic pneumonia a couple of years ago, I did take the anti-pneumonia vaccine, Pneumovax, which my sister-in-law, who has an MS in nursing, suggested.

But over-all wellness takes what I would call the "3 legged stool" of nutrition, exercise, and keeping a positive attitude.

Many of these vaccines are questionable at best, and harmful at worst, such as Guardasil, which has had way too many adverse reactions by the young women who have been vaccinated with this product.

Parents, particularly of very young children, don't turn your physician into a living representation of a god just because they wear a white coat; these people are fallible, and only know what they know about the drugs they prescribe from the little circulars they get from the pharmaceutical reps who frequent their offices.

Do your own due diligence on what your kids are given. Demand to read the labels on the inserts which accompany the vaccines your children are to be given, or get the info on line, and make up your own mind as to how safe that drug or vaccine is supposed to be.

Apr 29 08:39

McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Meth Lab Bust At Arizona Home

Heroin, cocaine, meth, and LSD are among the drugs authorities allege they found at Emily Pitha’s home.

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Apr 29 08:05

Trump's Support for Israel Marred by Troubling Revival of 'America First' Slogan

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"Because if you are an American, Israel should come first! Because of the holocaust! And, well, yes, I know that Germany did whatever it is that was supposed to have happened, and the US opposed Germany, but you didn't oppose them ENOUGH!Nowhere near enough! So we OWN you, and thus if you are an American you will always think of Israel first and foremost and forget you have a country of your own ... just like the Palestinians ... and the US Congress!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Apr 29 08:01

“We Were Elected To Say No To The Creditors”: Varoufakis On Resigning As Greek Finance Minister

The International Monetary Fund is demanding additional austerity measures from Greece if it does not hit its budget targets.

Apr 29 07:59

STORY ALREADY FALLING APART - Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump of Raping Teen Girl

Johnson filed the lawsuit pro se, meaning she is representing herself. No attorney is listed in the court documents. The phone number she lists in the filing is disconnected. It was previously listed as a cell phone number for a California dentist, who could not be reached.

Her listed address is a house in Twentynine Palms, California, that has been foreclosed and is vacant, neighbors told Radar Online.

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And the egg timer just ran out!

Apr 29 07:58

Court Decides CIA Officials Accused Of Torture, Experimentation Case Will Proceed

By Brianna Blaschke

For the first time in U.S. history, the CIA and U.S. government will not exercise immunity for war crimes and other atrocities.

Numerous CIA officials are being charged with war crimes against humanity and human experimentation in a court case lawyers are calling “literally unprecedented.”

The case was filed last October by four former detainees, all of whom claimed to be subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques by the CIA. The prisoners were captured and held in the days following the September 11th terrorist attacks...

Apr 29 07:58

Trump lawyer calls 'rape' lawsuit a HOAX and says there's no proof accuser exists following allegation a woman was used as a 13-year-old 'sex slave' at billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's 'sex parties' in 1994

'To be clear, there is absolutely no merit to these claims and, based on our investigation, no evidence that the person who has made these allegations actually exists.'

Radar Online reported Thursday night that Epstein's infamous 'little black book,' a record of his contacts seized by the FBI, doesn't include the name Katie Johnson, casting further doubt on the lawsuit's claims.

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When Michelle Fields made her bogus claim that Trump's campaign manager had assaulted her, the internet was quick to track down all the other spurious claims she had made, destroying her story, her credibility, and her career. So, in this latest attempt to smear Trump, it makes sense they would manufacture a fictitious victim, who would be immune to public exposure of a past that simply does not exist.

Apr 29 07:55

The Devil Capitalism Makes Us Destroy Our Planet

Okay, here’s the proposition — you can have a good job, decent pay, lots of overtime, but only if you give me your grandchildren or maybe your great-grandchildren.

Would you make this deal with the devil?

Apr 29 07:46

Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it

The Haavara Agreement was an agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist German Jews signed on 25 August 1933.

The agreement was finalized after three months of talks by the Zionist Federation of Germany, the Anglo-Palestine Bank (under the directive of the Jewish Agency) and the economic authorities of Nazi Germany.

The agreement was designed to help facilitate the emigration of German Jews to Palestine.

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Medal struck to commemorate the Nazi-Zionist partnership.

Apr 29 07:36

Riots engulf French streets: Protesters torch a Porsche as 170,000 students and activists clash with police over labour laws

A Porsche was set alight by angry protesters who took to the streets of western France to demonstrate against a hotly contested labour bill.

The rioters in Nantes were among 170,000 of workers and students involved in violent clashes across France which left three policemen with serious injuries in the French capital.

Security forces in Paris responded with tear gas as masked youths threw bottles and cobblestones, as violence erupted in Nantes, Lyon and Toulouse and 57 people were arrested in Marseille today. In total, 124 people were arrested nationwide.

Apr 29 07:35

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple

Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who has long been one of the most prominent voices declaring the company to be undervalued, says he has sold his entire stake in the technology firm, citing the risk of China’s influence on the stock.

After years of high growth, reaching triple-digit percentage points in 2015, Apple now sells more in China than it does in the whole of Europe. But sales in the country are now shrinking, with revenue dropping 26% year-on-year in the company’s latest quarterly earnings.

Apr 29 07:34

"Why Our Children Should Hate Us" - Read The Lance Simmens Article Banned By The Huffington Post

Lance Simmens’ career was spent in public policy. Specifically, he worked for two U.S. Presidents as well as a couple of senators and governors. Since retirement, he’s been a prolific writer, publishing 180 articles at the Huffington Post over the past 8 years. As such, it came as a great shock to him to discover that one of his recent articles was removed by the Huffington Post shortly after publication. It was the first article ever rejected by the online publication, and the unacceptable subject matter was nothing more than a positive review of the banned everywhere documentary VAXXED.

Apr 29 07:34

Volcanic earthquake swarm and lake heating observed at Ruapehu, New Zealand

A volcanic earthquake swarm is being recorded beneath the Crater Lake of Mount Ruapehu since April 26, 2016, GeoNet reports. Swarms of volcanic earthquakes like these are uncommon on Ruapehu in recent years. The most recent eruption of this volcano occured on September 25, 2007.

Apr 29 07:30

Stop Laundering Of Plundered Nigerian Assets Via UK, Reformers Tell Cameron

Britain must end its role as a “safe haven” for white-collar criminals who steal Nigeria’s wealth and resources for personal gain, almost 100 Nigerian civil society groups have told David Cameron.

Apr 29 07:30

Students protest: "SDSU thinks we are terrorists"

The flyers causing outrage were posted by the Horowitz Freedom Center. They list the names of SDSU students and faculty who supposedly allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists.

One of those individuals on the list was Tessa Wiley.

"I had people from my classes that did not know I was part of activism, and they were like, why is your name up there," she said.

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Someone needs to sue the Horowitz Freedom Center for libel!

Apr 29 07:28

Doug Casey: Why Do We Need Government?

Rousseau was perhaps the first to popularize the fiction now taught in civics classes about how government was created. It holds that men sat down together and rationally thought out the concept of government as a solution to problems that confronted them.

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A government created to be a solution to problems is thus motivated to create more problems to perpetuate and expand itself.

Apr 29 07:27

Dollar Selling Panic Coming-John Williams

Economist John Williams has long predicted the $16 trillion in U.S. dollar assets held outside of America will be sold in a panic. The time draws near for that scenario to unfold, and Williams explains, “When people start selling the dollar, or dollar denominated assets, you will see the value of the plunge. We have had a remarkable rally in the dollar since mid-2014, and it is up over 30%. It is going to be going down by more than that, and we are going to be headed to new lows.

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Normally, a lower dollar would be great for US exports ... if we manufactured of grew anything anyone wanted to buy.

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Apr 29 07:22

POLITICAL HATCHET JOB IN PROGRESS - Donald Trump furiously denies claims he 'raped a teenager with convicted paedophile'

The alleged assaults are claimed to have taken place from June to September 1994.

Mr Trump said: "The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level.

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"They are clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree the timing makes this allegation dubious. Why didn't this woman come forward when the other victims did, and Epstein's party island was a hot story?

Perhaps this is intended to "level the playing field" with regard to Ted Cruz' multiple infidelities. But it is interesting that the same corporate media that leaped to Cruz' defense is treating this allegation against Trump as if it just HAS to be real! The insertion of the "Babes for Trump" slideshow hammers home that this is a hatchet job and not real news.

Apr 29 07:15

‘Going Native’: TSA Whistleblower Claims Orders Were To Profile Somali Imams

Minnesota is home to one in three Somalis in the US, according to MPR News, and Somali leaders in the Twin Cities claim that members of their community are subject to higher scrutiny and harassment from TSA agents.

Apr 29 07:12

‘Hitler Was A Zionist’ Claim Gets Ken Livingstone Suspended From Labour

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour party after he said Hitler had supported Zionism, during an interview where he defended a colleague accused of anti-semitism.

Livingstone refused to apologize for his comments and said people should not confuse criticizing the Israeli government’s policies with being anti-Semitic after being confronted by Labour MP John Mann, who called him a “Nazi apologist” and claimed he was “rewriting history.”

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Apr 29 07:07

Black Lives Matter Founder Says Whites Need To Make ‘Sacrifices’ For African-Americans

Co-founder of Black Lives Matter movement, Marissa Jeanae Johnson, made a huge announcement today.

She said that all “white folks” should “sacrifice” themselves in order for African-Americans to be treated equally.

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So, since they cannot motivate the blacks to work themselves upwards, the solution is to drag the whites down? Sounds like communism to me!

Apr 29 07:06

This is the world’s tiniest phone – and it’s unsurprisingly popular with prisoners

The Zanco Fly is said to be the world’s smallest mobile phone – with a tiny 0.66 screen.

It’s for this reason that prisoners are buying them from Amazon, and then hiding them inside themselves.

They’re proving pretty popular too, with one review stating that the phone is ‘very small and easy to hide’.

Another simply claims to have ‘put it up my butt with no problem.’

Former prison inmate Carl Cattermole, who created a guide to prison survival at prisonism.co.uk, said that smuggled phones were ‘everywhere’ in prison.

He said: ‘Things like iPhones are rare in prison. Most phones go up a bum at some point or another, so f**k an iPhone 6 Plus, or, rather, don’t.

‘You’d look like Spongebob Squarepants: a rectangle with limbs hanging off. Having said that, I knew a dwarf who plugged a Blackberry.’

Apr 29 07:06

WHAT'S BEHIND THE "SAUDIS DID 9/11" LIE?

The "15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis" argument is as phony as the tale of the partially burned passports which miraculously turned up amidst the rubble of New York, DC and Pennsylvania. Remember those? (here) FBI Director Robert Mueller of all people let the 'cat slip out of the bag'.

From CNN, September 21, 2001:

"FBI Director Robert Mueller has acknowledged that some of those behind last week's terror attacks may have stolen the identification of other people, and, according to at least one security expert, it may have been "relatively easy" based on their level of sophistication." (here)

Just two days later, someone at the BBC News also went off script by revealing that "hijackers" were turning up "alive and well'.

Apr 29 07:04

United Nations DEMANDS U.S. Pay Reparations For Slavery

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So ... we all get our money back from the IRS? :)

Actually, this is supposedly reparations for slavery during the antebellum era. So, I'll tell you what. You find someone who actually was a slave back in the antebellum era and I will chip in a couple bucks.

On a more serious note, this reparations nonsense has gone out of control. Here is how it works.

Some greedy group picks an historical event which was legal in its time, then demands that people who had nothing to do with that historical event pay money to another group of people who for the most part are also not part of that historical event.

Israel really got the ball rolling with their demands for holocaust reparations, in which the US pays money to Israel for the Holocaust, even though the US opposed Germany in BIG MISTAKE Number 2. Israel also demands money from Germany (Israel demands money from everyone) but the majority of people in Germany being forced to fork over the cash had not even been born when whatever it is that is supposed to have happened... supposedly happened. Little of the money ever actually reaches those few people who were actually in the German slave labor camps.

Israel has leeched a vast sum of wealth using this scam and it is not surprising that other groups are trying to cash in, such as the descendants of antebellum slaves. The fact that nobody alive today was an antebellum slave or an antebellum slaveholder does not deter them, nor the fact that the descendants of antebellum slaves living in the United States actually have far better lives than the African descendants of those who evaded the slave catchers.



Let me illustrate how silly this all is with a simple thought experiment.

My ancestors ran a station on the Underground Railroad helping escaped slaves get to Canada. Although New Hampshire was a free state, escaped slaves, if caught, were returned to their southern owners. So abolitionists set up a network of homes with hidden rooms to hide escaped slaves during the day, as they moved northward by night.

Now, imagine what would happen if I went up to Canada today and demanded the descendants of those escaped slaves pay me for my ancestors' assistance to their ancestors? I would be laughed off of the front porch and rightly so. Although I would have helped my ancestors with the Underground Railroad, the hard fact is that I didn't. I was not alive back them. I can not in all honesty claim responsibility for events that happened before I was born, and neither will I accept guilt for events outside my personal control.

Apr 29 06:53

India trumpets seventh navigation sat launch

'We will determine our own paths powered by our technology', declares PM

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