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Dec 08 03:28

Michael Moore Urges Donald Trump Protests But Silent On Clinton Foundation Weapons Deal Scandal

Michael Moore calls for protesters to 'disrupt' Trump's inauguration

Dec 07 19:08

U.S. Reactions to the Death of Fidel Castro - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson 

Fidel Castro was the man who led the successful effort to overthrow the brutal and reactionary dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista - a dictatorship that had the backing of the U.S. government. 
The Castro-led victory of 1959 began a long period of transformation for Cuba, raising the country from a starkly poor Third World condition to a modernizing socialist state. Here are some of that country’s achievements under Castro’s leadership

Dec 07 18:41

5200 Pentagon Employees Busted Buying Child Porn

Back when Anderson Cooper’s show was about “Keeping them honest” he reported on an undercover internet child pornography sting operation which was abruptly halted after 8 months when it was learned that 5,200 targets in the operation were actual pentagon employees.

Dec 07 18:03

FAIL: 10 Most Outrageously Bad Election Predictions…

The pre-election predictions of communications professionals surveyed by PRWeek proved to be unanimously – and embarrassingly – wrong. Could every PR executive in the U.S. have been so off, or was this a case of media bias in choosing the “experts?”

Dec 07 17:35

The Collapse Of 'Real' Media Credibility (In 3 Simple Images)

Two words - "nailed it"

What a difference 4 months makes... From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year...

As FoxNews notes however, while President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine's Person of the Year on Wednesday, the honor basically ended there.

Dec 07 16:57

Bill Gates: Humanity ‘Badly Needs One World Government’

Billionaire Bill Gates called for “a kind of global government” this week, arguing that the creation of a one world government would be needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”

Dec 07 16:53

CNN fail: RT's Anissa Naouai turns the tables


Amanpour is a professional propagandist whose commitment to US imperialism and the goal of destroying Russia is unshakable. Misconceptions about the relationship between big corporate media personalities and the US government are disseminated by the very same corporate media.

But at which point does a CNN interview with a member of Russian opposition, Mihail Kasynov, become a grave conflict of interest?

At first glance, CNN appears to honourably provide representation to what may be the 'underdog' party in Russia. But the concept fails miserably when that 'Russian' party is also the soundboard for the US State Department.

Dec 07 16:32

Comet Pizza Owner Admits Censorship Ploy? James Alefantis, Pizzagate Actor?

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Dec 07 15:25

TIME Predictably Poses Trump Like Hitler for “Man of the Year,” Everyone Predictably Sends Out Pictures Comparing Him to Hitler

Sure, Trump is facing a different direction, but he’s sitting in a similar position in a similar rounded brown chair with a similar expression on his face.

This is clearly an echo of the Hitler cover. They want to make sure the comparison is made just like we knew that they would… to sow more division. Actually they want people to think that Trump is worse than Hitler, since they gave him the little red “M” devil horns, too.

So TIME is busy warning everyone that Trump is worse than Hitler… As soon as this happened, predictably, a bunch of people ran to Twitter to compare Trump to Hitler...

Dec 07 14:55

The Anti-Russia Complex

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., who is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in July 2015 “My assessment today, is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security.” He said “If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I’d have to point to Russia. And if you look at their behavior, it’s nothing short of alarming.”

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Dec 07 14:30

Trump Fires Transition Team Member For Spreading Fake News About Clinton – Report

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly fired a member of his transition staff for spreading a fake news story about an alleged child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton. The story led to an armed confrontation at a Washington DC pizzeria.

Dec 07 12:59

Denzel Washington Slams Mainstream Media For Peddling "Bullshit"

Denzel Washington had some “news” for the mainstream media peddling the narrative that the presidential election turned on “fake news:” It’s all bullshit.

Despite finding himself previously in the center of a "fake news" story, which falsely claimed the actor was switching his support of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, Washington still slammed the media implying it was no better than those "fake" outlets it criticizes.

Dec 07 12:56

Creating the Narrative: Blaming Russia for Hillary’s Loss

We have already seen a tremendous amount of finger-pointing by the mainstream media (MSM) at the alternative/independent news media of being “complicit with Russian propaganda” regarding the presidential election. SHTFplan.com and several hundred other websites and blogs are implicated by the MSM as taking orders directly from Russia.

I take artistic license and hereby dub the MSM as being “Marxist State Media,” with the term being inclusive of the Television and Newspaper outlets. The term also includes the endless online Marxist proselytizing found on Facebook, Google (Zuckerberg owns it; therefore, Zuckerberg directs it), and other sites in the name of “social justice” or “benefit to the community.”

Dec 07 12:54

Mary Meyer Murder Mystery: A Diary That Revealed The Secrets Of JFK

Allen Dulles invited Meyer to be a full-fledged ‘principal operative’ for Operation Mockingbird, a secret campaign designed to heavily influence the media. Cord Meyer played a big role in the beginning as an organizer, whereas the organization recruited journalists to slant the views leaning to meet the demands of the CIA agenda.

High profile journalists were recruited in the heart of the industry, including famous popular newspapers (over 25 plus wire agencies) and television networks.

Dec 07 12:43

Journalists Struggle To Define ‘Fake News’ Even As They Declare War On It

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in last month’s election, liberal journalists have launched an all-out assault on “fake news,” which some have blamed for the disconnect between political journalists and everyday Americans.

But many of those same journalists seem unable to agree on a consistent definition of what “fake news” is, oftentimes pushing leading conservative and alternative media organizations that provide ideological balance in the public forum under the same “fake news” umbrella alongside websites whose entire purpose is generating viral hoaxes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those pushing the viral hoaxes are supporting the government and corporate media's campaign to demonize the Independent Media (poison the well).

As for struggling with a definition of "fake news", the problem is that the presstitutes and whorespondents cannot admit the real definition, which is anything contrary to the official US Government and corporate dogma!

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 12:19

Bahrain authorities block Al Jazeera from GCC summit

Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal was refused entry at Bahrain International Airport on Tuesday even though AJMN had followed all necessary procedures and submitted all requested documents to the relevant authorities on time.

"We applied for accreditation well before the deadline, submitting the names and passports as requested," Elshayyal said in Qatar's capital, Doha, after his return.

"I flew out to Manama this morning and upon reaching the immigration counter, I filled out the required form specifying I was a journalist and I was there to cover the summit.

"I was asked to sit on the side by the immigration officer who later informed me the Ministry of Information said Al Jazeera was not allowed to cover the event and I was rejected entry."

Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said he did not have details on the incident but noted the Gulf kingdom's track record on press freedom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy is lucky; the Bahraini government has a nasty reputation with regard to press access.

And not only have peaceful Bahraini protestors been jailed, tortured in order to confess to crimes they did not commit and have received extraordinarily long sentences; but also, the first responders who cared for them have been jailed, tortured to confess to crimes they did not commit, and received extraordinarily long prison sentences.

The Al-Khalifa monarchy is sitting on a power keg, when all that peaceful protesters have asked the government to do is establish a constitutional monarchy.

But there most likely be a point where the protests go from peaceful to violent, and even calling in the Saudi military, as the Bahraini government has done several years back, will not work.

Before that happens, I sure as heck hope that the US Navy is deliberating where in the Middle East, the 5th Fleet could call home, as any new Bahraini government would find itself very hostile to the US government, as the US government has enabled the sitting Bahraini government with what are called "dual use" weapons. As reported at theguardian.com in 2013:

Revealed: America's arms sales to Bahrain amid bloody crackdown

Dec 07 11:23

WAR ON THE HOMELESS: CITIES ALL OVER AMERICA ARE PASSING LAWS MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO FEED AND SHELTER THOSE IN NEED

If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first.

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The way things are going in this country, it is not too far fetched to imagine that the "crime" of homelessness will soon be punishable by as quick a trial and execution as is legally possible, because state and federal prison facilities are crowded to beyond capacity.

And bless Pastor Grover and bless Patapsco United Methodist Church, for their ministry in this way; I hope that the attorney who takes this case for them, regarding that 12,000 fine, wipes the floor with the City Council of Dundalk, Maryland, and that there is a reasonable answer found, including a place for the homeless to stay, and have their basic human needs met.

It is apparent to me that the mayor of Dundalk needs to have a conference call with the Governor of Utah, and right the heck now, because by the end 0f 2015, Utah reduced their number of homeless by 91%:

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

Webmaster addition: The illegal immigrants are treated better than Americans by the government. What's wrong with this picture?

Dec 07 11:16

BEX ALERT - Meet the people who believe the Earth is flat

When Malachi Henderson went skydiving a few weeks ago, he noticed that the Earth looked flat, even from the plane. He mentioned it to the pilot. "The higher you get, the flatter it looks," the pilot replied. Henderson wasn't surprised: The pilot's response was evidence of something he'd been researching for years.

Henderson is one of a growing movement of Americans who believe that the Earth is flat. They refer to themselves as flat Earthers.

Flat Earthers have a wide range of convictions. Some come to the movement from a religious place, others from a scientific one. But most believe in one simple principle: that NASA and everyone involved in space exploration are liars and that there is a massive conspiracy to hide the fact that the Earth is flat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is yet another "poison the well" hoax planted on the internet by the government so that the corporate media can denounce all independent media as kooks and nuts. This is in the same category as such planted hoaxes as fake Apollo Moon landings, chemtrails, HAARP, no plane at the Pentagon, etc.

Dec 07 10:56

Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says

Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline is a threat to European security, a US diplomat has said, amid calls for the European Commission to intervene.
Adam Shub, the deputy US ambassador to the EU, in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December), mentioned the Russian-German project amid other instruments he said Russia was using to “create division” in Europe and to erode “shared transatlantic values”.

EU Commission has stalled on appeals for a legal assessment.

He said the armed conflict in Ukraine was “just the front line” in the “malign action”, which extended also to the EU and the Western Balkans.

“There are [Russian] attempts to influence the policy debate, support for political parties, we know that, in the European Parliament, for NGOs … attempts to acquire assets on the energy front, Nord Stream - these are threats to Europe and to transatlantic security”, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shub's codswallop, in denouncing Russia for doing everything the US government does, in terms of providing loans, supporting and attempting to influence various candidates and organisations who echo the US government narrative, demonstrates that the US government has, in basketball parlance, "got no game", in terms of being able to undo this deal.

This deal makes absolute sense for the German government and the German people, in order to keep fuel costs low.

In his petulant and sophomoric rant at the Ceps think tank conference, Shub comes off as almost thoroughly unhinged in his excoriating criticism of the deal, yet offers absolutely no concrete suggestions of what the German government "SHOULD" do, to get a better deal elsewhere.

And I would politely suggest to Mr. Shub that after last year's revelations of the fact that the US was spying on Angela Merkel and her ministers, neither she, nor any potential successor, is going to be very enthusiastic about listening to ANYTHING the US government has to say.

Obama administration spied on German media as well as its government

Dec 07 10:45

‘No Terrorist Organization Attacked Our Homeland’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, did Obama just admit it was the US Government behind all those terror attacks?!? :)

Dec 07 10:11

Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated Children 2016 Health Study Pulled From Publication

The just-ended presidential election cycle in the USA has somethings very much in common with vaccine ‘science’, or so it seems: Both produce results that are questioned, contentious and even manipulated with varying degrees of culpability. Strong words! Maybe, but factual to the point of proof as in the scientific journal…

Dec 07 10:07

Who’s Behind PropOrNot’s Blacklist of News Websites

Wall Street On Parade closely examined the report issued by PropOrNot, its related Twitter page, and its registration as a business in New Mexico, looking for “tells” as to the individual(s) behind it. We learned quite a number of interesting facts.

Dec 07 10:00

How Unfounded Syria Coverage Shapes Anti-Assad Sentiment

Because of nation-wide fighting in Syria for the past few years, journalists have had little access to the country. As a result, unofficial networks and sources have played a large role in relaying developments in Syria to the international community. Many of these groups have manipulated events in Syria to suit their own political agendas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has emerged as the most widely used source with regards to the Syrian crisis. This group has bent facts to push its anti-Assad and anti-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights operates out of a house in Coventry, England, run by a man who sells t-shirts for a living and who has not actually been to Syria in at least 12 years!

Dec 07 09:56

Tech Titans Team Up Block "Extremist Content" With Centralized Censorship Database

The spread of so-called "fake news" has captured the imagination of the entire world since being blamed for Hillary's stunning defeat on November 8th. The idea that they may no longer exercise complete control of the national media narrative, and therefore popular opinion, has mainstream news outlets and social media giants frightened to their core.

The tech titans of Silicon Valley are so frightened, in fact, that they've teamed up to create a centralized database which will allow them to "efficiently" block content simultaneously across multiple platforms. According to Yahoo News, the database is expected to be up and running in early 2017 and more companies could be brought into the partnership over time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will drive people to the new start-up social media that refuses to use that centralized censorship system.

Dec 07 09:53

Fake News Campaign Signals Collapse of the Globalist System

The desperation by the New World Order is so apparent at this point, we really need to just stop and take a moment to reflect on how irrelevant the main stream media and political class is...

Dec 07 09:42

JPMORGAN, HSBC, CREDIT AGRICOLE "BANK CARTEL" FINED $521 MILLION FOR EURIBOR RIGGING

With global bank stocks soaring on expectations - and hope - that financial sector regulation will be broadly swept away under Trump, today Europe did its best to show that, at least for now, the banks are not in the clear when the European Commission has fined JPMorgan, Credit Agricole and HSBC a total of €485 million ($521 million) for rigging the Euribor benchmark as European Union antitrust regulators wrapped up a five-year investigation into the scandal.

The three banks colluded on euro interest rate derivative pricing elements, and exchanged sensitive information, in breach of EU antitrust rules, the European Commission said on Wednesday in an e-mailed statement. JPMorgan was fined 337.2 million euros, HSBC got a 33.6 million-euro penalty and Credit Agricole must pay 114.7 million euros. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition policy chief, said banks “have to respect EU competition rules just like any other company operating in the single market.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

JPMorgan made a quarterly profit of $5.4 billion, as of this January; Credit Agricole made $84,374,0800.00, US in 2015; and HSBC made $18.8 billion in 2015.

These fines are simply "cosmetic slaps on the wrist", to make investors think that the fundamental problems in the financial industry have been dealt with, when they really haven't.

And none of the leadership of these financial institutions who signed off on these practices get jail time?!?

Why am I absolutely not surprised at this?!?

Because when comes to financial malfeasance, the people deciding to do it are almost never jailed; and they are counting on the reality that the rich rarely eat their own.

Dec 07 09:27

DALLAS MAYOR FILES LAWSUIT TO BLOCK WITHDRAWALS FROM "INSOLVENT" POLICE PENSION AFTER "RUN ON THE BANK"

Last week, Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings sent a scathing letter to the Dallas Police and Fire Pension (DPFP) Board demanded that withdrawals be halted immediately until the "solvency and actuarial soundness of the Pension System is restored." That said, the Mayor's request was seemingly ignored as he has now filed a lawsuit with the Dallas District Court to force the pension board to halt withdrawals amid a "run on the bank."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Underfunded and badly thought out (and structured) pension programs are a national problem in this country; when management of these programs isn't intelligent and sound, scenarios like this are bound to happen.

Dec 07 09:20

Russia to supply Libya’s Haftar with arms in exchange of military base

Almesryoon reported that a map of an airbase it said was located near the Libyan city of Benghazi which will be transferred to Russia in exchange for arms supply, Monday.

According to Western reports, General Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow along with his talks with Russian officials revolved around the need to import weapons in return for granting Moscow logistical and military privileges inside the Libyan territories.

Haftar wants to win Moscow’s support and recognition as the sole candidate for the country’s leadership as Russia’s influence in the world and the Middle East is on the rise, Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at lybianexpress.com in August of this year:

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan leader and long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Haftar was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots. When NATO helped regime change in 2011, Gen. Haftar was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army or so-called Dignity Operation loyal to Tobruk-based House of Representatives. “The United States and its allies can’t figure out what to do about Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan general whose refusal to support a fragile unity government has jeopardized hopes for stability in a country plagued by conflict.” The Washington Post wrote. “Hifter is threatening many of the Western-backed initiatives in Libya and the establishment of a recognized political power,” said Barak Barfi, a scholar at New America, a Washington think tank. “Hifter doesn’t have the strength on the battlefield to deliver on his promises to defeat Islamists, but he can act as a spoiler.”

So with the US having thrown this guy under the proverbial bus, he gets weapons, and support, in return for giving Russia a military base in Libya!!

I love the smell of irony in the morning; and had Hillary Clinton not insisted on the overthrow and assassination of Gaddafi, none of this, including Libya's civil war, would ever have happened in the first place!!

I can well imagine that some folks in the State Department and Pentagon are collectively tearing their hair out right now; the US government has just been effectively "neutralized" in Libya, and there really is not a damned thing the US government can do to change this, save declaring war on Russia.

And between it's weaponry problems; it's troop strength; it's money issues, and it's manufacturing capabilities, the US military is woefully unready to fight Russia at the moment.

Dec 07 09:16

Pearl Harbor vs. 9/11

For months Roosevelt had been doing almost everything he could to provoke Hitler into attacking us, but Hitler would not go for the bait. Even Roosevelt’s greatest defenders will admit that this was true. They argue that it was simply the right thing to do to ally ourselves with Britain (and the Soviet Union) against “Nazi aggression.” The big problem, from that perspective, is that the mood of the country was still strongly against our involvement in “foreign wars,” based upon our bitter World War I experience. In a campaign speech on October 30, 1940, as the European war raged, Roosevelt had catered to the national mood with these words, “And while I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

Dec 07 08:57

MEDIA MATTERS, owned by Hillary Clinton's "Mad Man" David Brock, Declares War On BREITBART And The Alternative Media.

David Brock is a literal “mad man”, because he failed to help Hillary Clinton win the Presidency. Brock is the owner of MEDIA MATTERS, which is the center of a conglomerate which George Soros helps finance.

Dec 07 08:52

Proof That The Elite Really Do Want A Global Society With No Possessions, No Privacy And No Freedom

If you listen closely, the global elite are telling us exactly what they intend to do. If they get their way, our world is going to look vastly different than it does now in the not too distant future.

Dec 07 08:11

Extracting Castro From The Demonization

The mainstream U.S. news media often lacks historical perspective, a problem most acute when the subject, like Fidel Castro, has faced Official Washington’s geopolitical demonization, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

Dec 07 07:54

Donald Trump TIME Person of the Year

This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.

It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is called "Damning with faint praise."

Dec 07 07:39

The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor

On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.

The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

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Dec 07 07:38

1939: "Anti-Semite" Fr. Coughlin Warns that Warmongers will Use Japan to Ensnare U.S. Into 2nd European World War

The good Father also spoke of how the propagandists would "merchandise lies, murders, hell holes, corpses, and broken hearts for the loved ones left behind." He warned his audience that they would do this "While you people pay to be propagandized" and said "They are still depending upon your gullibility. They are still banking upon your unintelligence, as they say, to lead you like sheep to the slaughter tomorrow, as they did your fathers and brothers yesterday. For oh, they are ingenious!"

Dec 07 07:36

It's nothing new: The mainstream media has been faking the news for decades!

If you just now realized the entire mainstream media publishes nothing but FAKE news, you might want to wake up and realize something even bigger: They've been faking the news for decades!

Dec 07 07:26

The Bones of Station H

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PEARL HARBOR - MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES

"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944

President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -

denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI)

on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on

having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.

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Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 20:01

Michigan AG: Appeals Court Rules Recount Must Stop

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Jill Stein is not an aggrieved candidate and the recount must stop after a hearing today.

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 17:19

WikiLeaks: US Supports Both Sides In Wars For Profit

The long arm of the United States military-industrial complex is arming and training both sides of the increasingly brutal Yemen conflict, according to WikiLeaks’ latest release.

Dec 06 15:58

Post-Fact Politics: Reviewing The History Of Fake News And Propaganda

Much has been made of the Washington Post’s recent “investigation,” published in late November by reporter Craig Timberg, that implicates countless U.S. media outlets in disseminating Russian government propaganda. The Post’s attack on leftist alternative media included outlets such as Truthdig, Black Agenda Report, and CounterPunch, as well as conservative outlets like Drudge Report.

Dec 06 15:52

Here It Comes: EU Threatens “Action” If Facebook Doesn’t Censor All “Fake News” and “Hate Speech” Within 24 Hours

Now the EU is threatening to escalate the situation up from “non-legislative” action if these companies don’t take action to censor “hate speech” and “fake news” within 24 hours.

And of course “hate speech” is very loosely defined here, so it can basically be used to censor free speech online. We all know what the phrase “fake news” has come to denote — and nearly the entire alternative media is encompassed within it.

It should be no surprise that the same “fake news” the EU wants to censor has been blamed for Brexit and the potential for other countries like Italy deciding to leave the EU as well.

Dec 06 15:31

Media Complicity Is Key To Blacklisting Websites

We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington
Post for promoting “The List” – the highly dangerous blacklist that got
a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage on November 24. The project
of smearing 200 websites with one broad brush wouldn’t have gotten far without
the avid complicity of high-profile media outlets, starting with the Post.

Dec 06 15:21

Are The Elite Planning Something Big In The Middle East?

US wants UN monitors out of Afghanistan. The UK says it sees no problem with Saudi Arabia bombing civilians and children.

Dec 06 14:59

The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Social-media platforms are finding it harder to mouth free speech platitudes (and enjoy the corresponding cultural benefits) while at the same time actively curating a sanitized media feed. Yet to not curate or censor is to be accused of aiding and abetting a parade of horribles ranging from online jihadis to the "alt-right."

Dec 06 14:53

Time Urges 65 Million Americans Who Voted For Hillary Not To Pay Taxes

Under the twisted premise of losing the popular vote and "no taxation without representation", TIME's Mark Weston proclaims that the approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge "we won’t pay taxes to the federal government... until democracy is restored."

Because, It's just not fair?

Dec 06 14:44

Study Proving Vaccines Cause Autism Banned From Internet

A peer-reviewed scientific study that proved vaccinated children are three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological disorders and health problems has been unpublished and pulled from the internet after receiving heavy criticism from the vaccine industry and mainstream media.

Dec 06 14:40

Hillary Clinton Loses 32,423 Votes in Day 5 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Wisconsin Day 5 Recount Update 32,423 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 28,830 vote net increase for Donald Trump.

Dec 06 14:35

US reactions to the death of Fidel Castro

Lawrence Davidson explains why Americans of Cuban descent celebrated the death of Fidel Castro, and why American conservatives are unable to comprehend the historical facts behind the evolution of Castro’s regime.

Dec 06 14:32

White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America.

Dec 06 14:26

WARNING: Google’s War Against “Truth” & “Fake” News!

Warning to woo-woo! Google aiming at Alt-right has hit woo-woo square in jaw!

Dec 06 14:23

Fake News About “Fake News”: The Media Performance Pyramid

In the wake of Brexit and Trump, “mainstream” media have done the formerly unthinkable by focusing on media bias. The intensity of focus has been such that the Oxford Dictionaries have announced that ‘post-truth’ is their ‘Word of the Year 2016’.

Dec 06 13:17

Michigan Recount: Over 1/2 of Hillary Clinton's Detroit Vote Faces Disqualification

Michigan officials say they can not reconcile vote counts in 610 of 1,680 precincts, or 59% of the precincts, in Michigan’s largest county , Wayne County, which Hillary won by a margin of 2 to 1 over Donald Trump because the original vote counts in the poll books do not match the number of votes in the machine printout reports.

Specifically, the number of votes recorded by the voting machines were higher than the number of voters that were logged into to vote in these precincts.

Dec 06 13:06

I Know You Are, But What Am I? Alleged Fake News Source Threatens WaPo With Lawsuit

The Washington Post’s reporting of so-called Russian propaganda “fake news” sites has received public scrutiny, but a court of law could be next. Naked Capitalism, a finance and economics site that made the blacklist, is ready to fight to show its validity.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 12:53

Declining Washington Post Desperately Attacks More Popular News Site

There’s something interesting about the Washington Post falsely smeared 200 news sites as being “Russian propaganda”.

Specifically, the Post actually attacked a more popular news source …

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:37

Nigel Farage belittles mainstream media at their own conference

This needs to be shown to every modern journalist in the West

Edward R. Murrow would be proud!

Dec 06 11:31

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

Mass movements frequently take on a life of their own.

As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.

Dec 06 11:28

VIDEO: Students want 'sanctuary' from student loans, final exams

Students at George Washington University, site of a recent walkout to demand a "sanctuary campus" to protect illegal immigrant students, say they favor defiance of other federal laws, too.

Dec 06 11:27

Fake News Versus No News

How Russia is pilloried while real news about Israel goes unreported.
The drama surrounding allegations that the internet is awash with “fake news” is being promoted by the so-called mainstream media which certainly has a lot to answer for when it comes to producing material that does not pass the smell test.

Dec 06 11:24

A Call To Develop Alternative Social Media and Search Engine Platform Competitors (That Aren’t Evil)

The successful election of President-Elect Donald Trump has proven this great and voracious demand from the People, all over the world.
It appears that the major search engine and social media platforms have either succumbed to (or are in the process of succumbing) to the awesome monetary and political power of the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, in that they are either on their own, or under the pressure of others, engaging in a massive, wholesale, frontal attack on freedom of speech, censorship of views/opinions that they don’t like, terminating accounts of those that the Deep State deem to be antithetical to their interests, and overall, undermining democracy, freedom of speech and expression, competition, and undercutting legitimate debate and discourse.

Dec 06 11:18

‘Poroshenko fuels war & corruption with IMF money’ – fugitive Ukrainian MP to RT

Petro Poroshenko holds sway in Ukraine by channeling western financial aid into war and bribery, while making big money with a close circle of loyal oligarchs, fugitive Ukrainian MP Aleksandr Onishchenko told RT in an exclusive interview.

Aleksandr Onishchenko, a former MP in Ukraine’s parliament, a billionaire oligarch and professional Olympic showjumper, fled the country this summer a week before being stripped of parliamentary immunity due to an investigation into an alleged gas fraud scheme.

He said that the case against him is a setup and the Ukrainian government tried to frame him to cover up a large-scale bribery scheme linked directly to President Poroshenko.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should these charges prove to be true, they would not surprise me much; around the world, government, coupled with corruption, is usually how things get done, and this very much includes the US government.

In the US, we are now looking at a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations; We the People have become....irrelevant.

Dec 06 11:02

America’s Math Scores Are Getting Worse

When it comes to literacy in math, science and reading, American teens are far from top performers, according to new results from an international exam released Tuesday.

American teens posted uninspiring results on the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment, a test taken by a sample of 15-year-olds in 70 education systems around the world. Students’ scores in reading and science remained largely stagnant since the last time the test was administered in 2012, but scores in math dropped to lows not seen since 2006. The PISA exam is administered every three years.

The United States posted average scores in reading and science compared to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental group of 35 mostly industrialized nations. On math, the United States scored below average, with scores of both top- and low-performing students declining.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Common Core American curriculum is actually working, why are American kids' math scores declining?!?

The short answer, with regard to Common Core, is that it is not working, and America's kids' test scores are suffering because of it.

Dec 06 10:56

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies’ Once-Secret Log On Jail Informants Reveals Rampant Misconduct

An Orange County Superior Court judge released a trove of notes from a once-secret document kept by sheriff’s deputies detailing their involvement in a tainted informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants for years. The behavior of prosecutors and members of law enforcement described in the log raises significant questions about decades’ worth of criminal convictions in Orange County.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad these notes, even though heavily redacted, have finally seen the light of day.

This kind of behaviour on the part these deputies was unconstitutional, illegal, and completely immoral.

Practices like this are making an already broken prison system in this country even more broken than they were before, and guarantees the stupidly high rate of recidivism we see when convicts are released, and attempt to integrate with the rest of society.

Even if you are not a Michael Moore fan, his film "Where to invade next?" has a segment on a Swedish prison. The rooms in which they stay are clean and inviting,; and the sole focus of their incarceration is rehabilitation.

As reported at mik.com last year:

The darkest manifestation of American exceptionalism may be its prison system. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world: It has only 5% of the world's population, but one-quarter of its prisoners. U.S. prisons are dangerously overcrowded, house 10 times as many mentally ill individuals as state hospitals, keep people locked up for unfathomably long periods of time, are plagued by inmate abuse and hold a far greater percentage of the country's black population than South Africa did under apartheid. Nearly two-thirds of the inmates released every year return to prison; crippling discrimination in employment and housing encumbers the ones who manage to function. This is all to say that if you are convicted of an imprisonable crime in the U.S., you generally get shown little mercy. In Nordic countries like Sweden, which have far lower incarceration and crime rates, prison is about rehabilitation. And it works far more effectively. Sweden's prison system boasts impressive numbers. As the Guardian notes, in the past decade, the number of Swedish prisoners has dropped from 5,722 to 4,500 out of a population of 9.5 million. The country has closed a number of prisons, and the recidivism rate is around 40%, which is far less than in the U.S. and most European countries.

Dec 06 10:54

HR 6393 Will Put the Alt Media in Prison for Criticizing the Government

Do you remember when George Bush, in responding to criticisms of the destruction of the 4th Amendment because of his support of Patriot Bills One and Two, said “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”.

We have an update on that draconian philosophy and it goes like this, “Either you are with us, or you are with the Russians”.

HR 6393 will ultimately jail members of the Independent Media for speaking out against government corruption. You will be branded as a Russian ally, a traitor. Conceivably, you could be jailed under the Trading with the Enemies Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There has to be a formal declaration of war before the Trading with the Enemies Act comes into play.

Dec 06 10:44

Pentagon Chief: U.S. Must Stay In Iraq After ISIS Defeat

The US Secretary of Defense has said that the American military forces and its coalition allies need to stay in Iraq, even after the terrorist group ISIS has been defeated.

Dec 06 10:40

These talking toys can tell a defense contractor everything your kid says

you’re thinking of buying a talking toy for your child this Christmas, you’re really going to want to make sure to read the terms of service.

As Consumerist reports, several consumer groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against the makers of two talking children’s toys: The My Friend Cayla doll and the i-Que Intelligent Robot.

The problem with these toys, the complaint alleges, is that their terms of service allow them to record everything they hear and then send that information back to Nuance Communications, a voice recognition software company that supplies the underlying technology behind the toys, but that also does work as a defense contractor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Retailers with any sense of honesty and morality should pull these toys off the shelves right the heck now.

What these toys are doing are grooming kids, and their parents, to accept massive, Orwellian surveillance inside their homes from the day they are born to the day they die.

Dec 06 10:37

BEX ALERT - Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media manufactured this Pizzagate hoax and are using it to try to discredit the entire independent media.

Dec 06 10:29

THE DEEPENING OF THE DEEP STATE

Pretty obviously, the struggle between mainstream news and Web news climaxed over the election, with the mainstream overwhelmingly pimping for Hillary, and then having a nervous breakdown when she lost. Desperate to explain the loss, the two leading old-line newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, ran with the Russia-Hacks-Election story — because only Satanic intervention could explain the fall of Ms. It’s-My-Turn / I’m-With-Her. Thus, the story went, Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC), gave the hacked emails to Wikileaks, and sabotaged not only Hillary herself but the livelihoods of every myrmidon in the American Deep State termite mound, an unforgivable act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just as have Chinese bloggers found ways around the "Great Firewall of China", so will American bloggers find their way around shutdowns and interruptions.

Such actions will be time-eaters, and annoyances, but that is all.

Considering the 3 NSA challenges which featured encryption Mike created and put up on the site, and the reality that that the NSA proved unable to solve them, getting around their strictures shouldn't be too difficult a feat.

And to the lamestream presstitutes who obligatorily vomit whatever narrative the government tells them to; the American people will never forget the lies which sent our brave military service members into two completely unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, ultimately for private profit.

Dec 06 10:24

Washington Post Won’t Retract McCarthyistic Smear

We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” — the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage on Nov. 24. The project of smearing 200 websites with one broad brush wouldn’t have gotten far without the avid complicity of high-profile media outlets, starting with the Post.

Dec 06 10:20

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

Dec 06 10:17

Lawyers: New court software is so awful it’s getting people wrongly arrested

Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case management software that runs on the computers of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of court clerks and judges in county courthouses across the US. (Federal courts use an entirely different system.)

Typically, when a judge makes a ruling—for example, issuing or rescinding a warrant—those words said by a judge in court are entered into Odyssey. That information is then relied upon by law enforcement officers to coordinate arrests and releases and to issue court summons. (Most other courts, even if they don’t use Odyssey, use a similar software system from another vendor.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This company deserves to be sued out of existence for the damage it has done.

Dec 06 10:13

How the “Truth” Is Measured on a Sliding Scale

Whether you’re talking about science or journalism, the “truth” can be a subjective thing.

Here's your analogy of the day.

Let’s take scientific research, as an example.

The world of “scientific studies” can be a minefield of misinformation.

I’ve said for ages that you can find a study to “prove” (or disprove) virtually any hypothesis.

Dec 06 10:10

PENTAGON’S BIZARRE FUTURE PLANS: MEGACITIES AND URBAN WARFARE

Megacities, climate change, living habitats, dysfunctional social functions and the “remaining 1% represents the threat of 100,000,” are the context of a pentagon sponsored video revealed by The Intercept. The narrator speaks of environments not yet experienced in city landscapes but that are inevitable, with the military requiring an adaptation of urban warfare and a willingness to “drain the swamp of non-combatants” to engage in a “high intensity conflict” with the remaining “adversaries” within.

“Social structures are dysfunctional,” and therefore, alternate forms of governance have taken control, according to the narrator. The military must adapt to the new ways of war and must work within these “ecosystems” with minimal disruption to the non-combatant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have just finished watching this video; and although the footage used was from countries other than the US, I had to wonder...is the US military leadership predicting such an horrifically dark, dystopian future for the United States as well?!?

If there was ever an advert for moving to the most lovely,isolated rural place you can find; growing your own food; and living off the grid, this film is it!!

Dec 06 09:33

CNN Praises ‘Diverse Viewpoints’ Of Trump’s ‘Bipartisan CEOs’

On CNN (12/2/16), anchor Carol Costello introduced a story about how Donald Trump is convening a panel of prominent CEOs to consult with on a monthly basis on issues including job growth and taxes.

Dec 06 08:59

FBI POLICY OF MANUFACTURING TERRORISM PLOTS REAFFIRMED BY APPEALS COURT

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its policy of inducing individuals, typically Muslims, to plot acts of terrorism. The appeals court additionally backed the outcome of the notorious FBI sting operation against the Newburgh Four.
Mohamed Mohamud is a young Somali American man who was convicted of attempting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, after he was targeted in an FBI sting operation. He is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence.

His defense appealed a district court decision that affirmed his conviction. They challenged the fact that Mohamud’s “defense of entrapment” was rejected. They also challenged a district court’s decision not to suppress information collected through surveillance under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That these FBI stings are enabled and upheld by the court, and confirmed as a perfectly normal way for the FBI to do its business ("softening up" idiots, and getting them to go along with any hairbrained scheme in order to gain a conviction) is one sick joke, and a very interesting commentary on the very concept of justice in this country.

Dec 06 08:50

CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Says Comment About The "Zionist-Controlled Media" Is "Offensive" and "A Deeply Troubling Statement."

A very interesting clip has surfaced in which Rep. Mike Pompeo, whom President-elect Trump has picked to head the CIA, was questioned on live TV by 'a Jewish American' caller who asked about Israel's nuclear weapons. The caller went on to mention "the Zionist-controlled media" and their false claims that Iran's former president Ahmadenajad wanted to "wipe Israel off the map."

Dec 06 08:44

FLASHBACK - Breitbart exposes Michael Moore hypocrisy » He preys on 99 pct.mp4

Dec 06 08:37

PEARL HARBOR: ROOSEVELT’S 9/11

In a 1940 (election-year) speech, Roosevelt stated typically: “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”2 But privately, the President planned just the opposite: to bring America into the World War as Britain’s ally, exactly as Woodrow Wilson had done in World War I. Roosevelt dispatched his closest advisor, Harry Hopkins, to meet Churchill in January 1941. Hopkins told Churchill: “The President is determined that we [the United States and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it.

Dec 05 19:35

Pearl Harbor False Flag 75th Anniversary: Time to Admit the Deception

Waking Times

The Pearl Harbor false flag operation of December 7th, 1941 which provided the excuse for the US to enter World War 2 is about to be celebrated once again. This Wednesday (December 7th, 2016) will be the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary event. The horrific event was yet another in a long long line of false flag operations that have been carried out by unscrupulous criminals (our misleaders) over the years.

Dec 05 19:33

The True History of Chemotherapy & the Pharmaceutical Monopoly

Waking Times Media

In a time where so much information is coming to light, challenging the belief systems of so many, it’s important to keep an open mind to new information to help us see through what’s really been happening on our planet. It’s no secret that a small group of corporations dominate almost every aspect of our lives, from energy to education, all the way to modern day healthcare.

Dec 05 18:49

THE PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT OF ANGELA MERKEL

Anyone who says she admires Hillary Clinton, as Angela Merkel has said, plainly invites revulsion if not contempt. The lack of judgment broadcast by such words strikes the mind like a grating noise. Clinton's record of behavior literally stinks to high heaven, much as a pile of corpses left to rot in the hot sun, and, as it happens, there are a great many rotting corpses in Clinton’s history.

Dec 05 18:13

Throwing a tantrum like this plays into the Israel lobby's hands

Who would pick a pointless fight with an ally like the New Statesman and hand the Israel lobby an open goal just when Tel Aviv's notorious propaganda chief, Mark Regev, is settling into his new role as Israel's ambassador in London? Answer: the Palestine Solidarity Camaign (PSC), which describes itself as "the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights".

Dec 05 16:28

Dishonest Media Caught Red Handed Using FAKE SURVEY to Attack Trump

The survey was a complete fabrication, citing liberal sources in order to justify the so the outcome was predictable.

Dec 05 16:23

WAR ON WORDS: Facebook Censorship Widens, Website to Curate ‘Favored’ News

The US media’s neoMcCarthy-like witch hunt continues as social media giant Facebook creates a newly designed feature that allows the website to curate ‘favored news’ in its News Feed section.

Dec 05 16:13

Was Julian Assange Taken by the CIA in October?

We’ve all been worrying about the fate of Julian Assange, and more than one person has expressed suspicion that all is not well with the founder of Wikileaks.

Until we see proof of life, all we have are theories. The video asserts that Assange had made a deal with the CIA, but something went terribly wrong. It also includes an interesting timeline of events.

Dec 05 16:04

Trump Won 2,623 Counties – More Than Any Candidate Since Reagan 32 Years Ago

Donald Trump won 2,623 counties compared to Hillary Clinton’s 489 which is the largest margin of victory since Ronald Reagan 32 years ago.

Dec 05 14:06

MSM and Social Media Discredit #PizzaGate as a "Fake News Conspiracy Theory"

Are the people involved in #PizzaGate pedophile ring co-opting the investigation and turning it around to discredit the people reporting on it? Was it a set-up from the very beginning?
Webmaster addition: It was a set-up from the very beginning.

Dec 05 12:58

When Truth-Telling Becomes Russian Propaganda

A previous article discussed House passage of the draconian US Intelligence Authorization Act, calling it a huge leap backwards, Senate passage and Obama signing it into law virtually certain.

It aims to counter nonexistent “measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.”

It calls truth-telling by writers like myself and many others “fake news.” It threatens speech, independent media (especially online) and academic freedoms – the hallmark of a fascist dictatorship, wanting information and views contrary to official ones suppressed.

Dec 05 12:52

"Fake News" Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction

As the lawyers like to say, res ipsa loquitur. Please tweet and circulate this letter widely. You will notice that our attorney Jim Moody is a seasoned litigator who has won cases before the Supreme Court. He has considerable experience in First Amendment and defamation actions. Past high profile representations include Westomoreland v. CBS and defending Linda Tripp.

I also hope, particularly for those of you who don’t regularly visit Naked Capitalism, that you’ll check out our related pieces that give more color to how the fact the Washington Post was taken for a ride by inept propagandists, particularly our introduction to our spoof PropOrNot.org site, which uses the PropOrNot project as an example of sorely deficient propaganda and shows where it went wrong, or the humor site itself. Be sure not to miss its FAQ.

Dec 05 12:11

Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination.

In the US, there is a congressional effort to fund intel agencies that will investigate alternative media for ties to Russian propaganda. Such investigations , if they occur, will retard this sector and make further, free-reporting difficult.

In Europe, efforts to control speech and reporting are actually being aimed at American communication enterprises such as Google, YouTube and Microsoft.

Dec 05 12:05

NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control

The Sandy Hook experience has divided Americans, most of whom have been convinced by media coverage that it was a real event, where a young man massacred 20 children and six adults before killing himself.

Another substantial segment of the US population has taken a closer look at the evidence and drawn the conclusion it was a hoax, where no children really died: it was an elaborate psy-op to promote gun control.

Dec 05 11:24

PIZZAGATE IS A DIVERSION FROM THE GREATER CRIMES IN PODESTA WIKILEAKS

When there is ample evidence of fraud and downright criminality in the trove of Podesta emails, why is the media hyping the pizza gate scandal?

Is it because they can throw in absurd made up stories and spurious accusations and point to it all being fake?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes!

Dec 05 11:15

BEX ALERT - Police: Gun-brandishing man sought to investigate conspiracy theory

A suspect arrested Sunday with an assault rifle at a Washington, DC pizzeria admitted he had come to investigate an online conspiracy theory, Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said Sunday evening in a statement.

Dec 05 11:15

BEX ALERT - ‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Liked Alex Jones

The real-life consequences of a made-up conspiracy theory swirling around a popular D.C. pizzeria became all too real when a gunman walked into the venue Sunday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I did warn you this was a "poison the well" false-flag.

Dec 05 11:13

American Alternative Media Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Red Baiting

Yves Smith – who runs the respected liberal website Naked Capitalism – has retained a top gun lawyer to sue the Washington Post for defamation unless it retracts its smear piece calling alternative media sites “Russian propaganda.”

Smith has also launched PropOrNot.org … a satirical site complaining about the lack of first-rate propaganda by the powers-that-be.

We – American alternative media who are loyal to the U.S. and no other country – fully endorse both efforts.

Dec 05 10:46

How The CDC And Vaccine Court Create An Epidemic Of Autism

By Rosanne Lindsay

There are three courts in the land: the court of justice (Judicial branch of government), the court of public opinion (i.e., news media), and the Vaccine Court. The first two courts are public. The third is private. Because the Vaccine Court is hidden out of sight, most people never learn of its existence...

Dec 05 10:43

North Dakota Pipeline Builder: Obama's Move Was A 'Political Decision' & Delay Tactic By "An Adminstration Which Has Abandoned The Rule Of Law."

The White House's directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

Dec 05 10:25

Proposed 'Anti-Semitism Awareness Act' is an Unconstitutional Mess

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act which according to a statement on Casey's website is meant to "to ensure the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents" on college campuses.

Citing a recent FBI report stating over half of all reported hate crimes in 2015 were of an anti-Semitic nature, the senators claim their bill is necessary to provide the DOE with the "firm guidance" it needs to determine "what constitutes anti-Semitism."

Seemingly shoe-horned into the end of the senators' statement is this line:

This act is not meant to infringe on any individual right protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

That's a relief, because someone reading the details of the bill who possesses a basic understanding of constitutionally protected speech would likely see it differently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm a Christian pacifist activist, who on occasion, does criticize the Israeli government for things I believe will, ultimately, hurt both their citizens and the Palestinians. I am no "hater"; I just want to see justice done, for all peoples of the earth, and all governments taking the morally responsible "high ground" in their negotiations with other other countries.

But when you look at the apartheid theocracy Israel has become, (and when a guy like South African Bishop Desmond Tutu makes that observation, he knows what he is talking about!), one has to shake one's head in despair, and ask: was this the way the founders of the Israeli nation envisioned their country in the 21st century?!?

But if Israel wants to see a change in the world's attitude toward it, and the antagonism it receives for its choices, which sometime translates in the US as "hate crimes" against American Jews,the cold, hard reality is, they are going to have to change their behaviour toward, and treatment of, the Palestinians.

That will go one heck of a way toward ratcheting down the tensions there as well in the US.

I am against any hatred or bigotry based on faith or ethnicity, period, end of discussion; however, hate cannot be legislated against, because that will not truly resolve the problem.

Dec 05 10:08

Fake News Created As Part Of Russian Propaganda – Media

The disappointment over the Trump’s victory isn’t helped by mainstream media, that is portraying Russia as a country meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Dec 05 09:53

Sec Def: US Must Stay in Iraq After ISIS War

For a war which President Obama promised would involve “no boots on the ground,” the ISIS war in Iraq has involved a substantial deployment of ground troops, some 6,000 by most reckonings. Even as officials present ISIS as nearly defeated in Iraq, the US military presence looks to be more or less permanent.

That was the message from Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who insisted that ISIS was heading for “lasting defeat,” but that the US and the rest of its coalition need to keep their troops engaged militarily in Iraq even after this, presenting this as a “sustained” operation.

Carter’s talk of an “enduring presence” in Iraq appears to be in keeping with a lot of officials in the Obama Administration, though with just a month left in office the decision on US troop levels “post-ISIS” will be left to President-elect Donald Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A permanent US presence in Iraq?!?

Hey, I think that will go just as "swimmingly" as is the current US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan....some 15 years on!!!

Dec 05 09:52

Cop Charged With Manslaughter In Concealed Carry Motorist's Death Was Trained By DHS, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, & National Guard

Officer Jeromino Yanez is being charged with manslaughter for the killing of motorist Philando Castile in Minnesora last July. Official police archives reveal that the St. Anthony police department has recieved funding and training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for over a decade at least, and their website states that their officers are also trained by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and the National Guard. A St. Anthony P.D. bulletin from 2007 notes "the team is trained to operate and be successful in pre-empting a terrorist attack. To this end, officers have undergone extensive training and have been equipped with specialized gear. The equipment and training received has been funded by homeland security and domestic preparedness grants." The current sheriff of the County went to Washington, D.C. last year to ask for more funding for local law enforcement agencies. [See what it gets us? 7 bullets in the chest for nothing!!]

Dec 05 09:41

Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news

A man who took a rifle into a Washington pizza restaurant on Sunday "to self-investigate" a fake news report that it was operating a child abuse ring has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police in the U.S. capital said.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, was charged after the incident at Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border on Sunday afternoon.

The suspect entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at a restaurant employee, who fled and notified authorities, police said. The man then discharged the weapon inside the restaurant. There were no injuries.

Dec 05 09:37

Countering Justice Dept., Homeland Panel Pushes Use of Private, For-Profit Prisons for Immigrant Detainees

A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation.

The panel, part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, wrote in its first of 14 recommendations that ICE "will continue" to use private jails. The group also recommended that Immigration and Customs Enforcement improve oversight of private jails and try to limit the time detainees are held in county jails to no more than 72 hours.

Several members of the panel objected to the report's overall findings and voted to approve it only after a lengthy discussion about their concerns. One member of the group that wrote the report objected in writing to the conclusion that the government "should, or inevitably must" continue to rely on private jails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the heads of the private prison industry got precisely what they wanted for their money here.

As reported at washingtonpost.com in April of last year:

How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about

Dec 05 09:36

New Rogue Anti-Russia Committee Created in "Intelligence" Act

Section 501 of the Counter Intelligence Act creates a "Committee to Counter Active Measures by the Russian Federation to Exert Covert Influence Over Peoples and Governments."

This is followed by Section 502 which limits Russian and only Russian diplomats in the United States to traveling no more than 25 miles from their offices.

I suspect there may have been a Section 503 in an earlier draft that required CNN to show a photo of Vladimir Putin without his shirt and make fun of him at least once every 4 hours. If so, that section would have been stripped out as unnecessary.

Dec 05 09:34

Bogus CIA-Backed NGO 'White Helmets' NAILED AGAIN in Shocking Fake Video (Video)

Just when you thought they were slowing down following their failure to win a Nobel Peace Prize in October, the US-UK backed ‘NGO’ dubbed the White Helmets, continue to produce an unprecedented amount of western-oriented war propaganda.

CNN’s latest White Helmet-supplied report seems to be more of the same – the appearance of staged rescue scenes, designed to discredit both the Syrian Government and the Russian governments for daring to try and flush out any US Coaltion-backed foreign Salafist insurgency, hell bent (literally) on ‘regime change’ in Syria.

Dec 05 09:29

First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness Like A ‘Surgical Intervention’

‘In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs.

Now, as the injustice of the drug war is fully exposed, research is again turning to the amazing, natural power of psilocybin. William Richards at Johns Hopkins University has been dosing people with psilocybin for 15 years, and in 2006 published his first study demonstrating positive therapeutic results.

That study provided the impetus for a rapid expansion in psychedelic research. On December 1, results of the first two major clinical trials were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology – showing yet again psilocybin’s remarkable effect on depression and end-of-life stress.’

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Unless psilocybin becomes patentable by Big Pharma, don't count on it being available to patients who desperately need what this psychopharmaceutical product can do.

Dec 05 09:29

In 2013, Trump’s Defense Nominee Compared Israeli Occupation With Apartheid

The interview of Gen. James Mattis by Wolf Blitzer at Aspen in 2013, in which the recently-retired former CENTCOM commander spoke freely on Middle East policy, has come back to haunt him now that Donald Trump has put him forward as the next Secretary of Defense. At a time when the US has ground troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, however, it is not his position on those conflicts that is controversial. It is his remarks on Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts at peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

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Mattis is hardly alone in describing the Israeli system as apartheid, but the corporate media is using it to claim he is an anti-Semite.

Dec 05 09:21

ALL MODERN COLOR PRINTERS PRINT A SECRET, NEARLY INVISIBLE CODE ONTO EVERY PAGE TO ALLOW GOVERNMENTS TO TRACK THE SERIAL NUMBER AND TIMESTAMPS

Printer steganography is a type of steganography – "hiding data within data"[1] where tiny yellow dots are added to each page. The dots are barely visible and contain encoded printer serial numbers and timestamps. Unlike many forms of steganography, the hidden information is not intended to be available from a computer file, but to allow serial number and time of printing to be determined by close examination of a printout.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation stated in 2015 that "the documents that we previously received through a (Freedom of Information Request)[2] suggested that all major manufacturers of color laser printers entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of those printers is forensically traceable....it is probably safest to assume that all modern color laser printers do include some form of tracking information that associates documents with the printer's serial number."

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How "comforting".

This is amazingly "old Soviet Union" kind of stuff, where they registered all typewriters sold, so that if there was any "anti-Soviet propaganda" being typed, the government would know precisely who had typed it, and where they were, in order to arrest them.

Dec 05 09:15

Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites

By Norman Solomon

We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” — the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage on November 24. The project of smearing 200 websites with one broad brush wouldn’t have gotten far without the avid complicity of high-profile media outlets, starting with the Post.

On Thursday — a week after the Post published its front-page news article hyping the blacklist that was put out by a group of unidentified people called PropOrNot — I sent a petition statement to the newspaper’s executive editor Martin Baron...

Dec 05 09:10

THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

The most striking issue is the overly broad criteria used to identify which outlets spread propaganda. According to PropOrNot’s recounting of its methodology, the third step it uses is to check if a site has a history of “generally echoing the Russian propaganda ‘line’,” which includes praise for Putin, Trump, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Iran, China, and “radical political parties in the US and Europe.” When not praising, Russian propaganda includes criticism of the United States, Barack Obama, Clinton, the European Union, Angela Merkel, nato, Ukraine, “Jewish people,” U.S. allies, the mainstream media, Democrats, and “the center-right or center-left, and moderates of all stripes.”

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So, telling the truth, and documenting your findings, if they do not converge with the "official narrative", is now "fake news and Russian propaganda"?!?!?

I would very politely like to remind "ProporNot" that the crooked politicians and mainstream media lied to us when they told us that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"; that Afghanistan was behind 9/11; and that Syria's al-Assad "gassed his own people", just when the UN chemical weapons inspectors set foot in Damascus.

I would be willing to guess that none of the people involved in this utterly stupid censorship ploy, had any of their kids die, or get maimed for life, in the wars which resulted from these lies.

And so now, they have the temerity to tell the rest of us, that lies like these, which become the "justifications" for wars, must accepted as "the truth", and acted upon accordingly, because they are being fed to us, like a slow poison, by our politicians and presstitutes?!?

Somewhere on this planet, George Orwell is turning over in his grave, at warp speed, over this codswallop!! This is flipping desperation on the cusp of madness, and something to which no thinking American should pay the slightest bit of attention!!

Dec 05 09:03

US Intelligence Placed Story in Buzzfeed Claiming that the Russian Government Used Fake News to Get Trump Elected

Eric Zuesse has brought to our attention that US intelligence officials have placed a story in Buzzfeed, “a Democratic party mouthpiece,” that the Russian government used fake news to get Donald Trump elected president.

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