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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 22 10:20

This Economic Collapse Will Push The US Into A 3rd World Country: Bill Holter

after the great reset, how much demand will there be for your skills? How are your negotiating/trading skills?

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Aug 22 09:44

Fineman: Rand Paul Flames Out, Admits ‘I Have 1 in 10 Chance to Be President’

Senator Rand Paul's campaign is teetering on the edge, with the once-trendy presidential candidate telling fellow Kentucky Republicans that his chances of winning the 2016 GOP nomination are no better than “1 in 10.”

“Actually, his chances are probably more like 1 in 50,” said University of Kentucky professor Al Cross, the dean of the state’s political observers. “He’s kind of disappeared on us.”

Aug 22 09:33

Leaked audio: Israeli leaders drew up plans to attack Iranian military

The recording with former Defense Minister Ehud Barak was leaked to Israel's Channel 2. It detailed three strikes Barak had allegedly planned with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Note: Israel has plans to attack everybody it makes more and more enemies everyday that need to be attacked!

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Aug 22 09:32

Obama condemns: Killing and harvesting body parts of humans is ‘craziness’

The timing is unbelievably uncanny.

During an appearance Monday at the Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by an attendee about the practice of killing human beings in Africa with albinism and harvesting their body parts for "ritual purposes."

The devastating irony of the president's answer, coming at a time when the United States' attention is focused on the macabre reality of what is happening in Planned Parenthood's clinics, is impossible to miss.

The question was asked just one day before the release of the fifth - and most gruesome yet - video in a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Aug 22 09:31

Nebraska Teachers Sign Pledge Promising To Propagandize Students

Hastings School District in Nebraska recently caught the attention of the ACLU by forcing teachers to sign a pledge promising to propagandize children with nationalistic propaganda.
The pledge demanded that teachers mold students to have “love and devotion” for the U.S. government, giving a glimpse into the true motive of government education.

The issue was quickly noticed by the ACLU, which deemed the policy unconstitutional and demanded the school district stop forcing the teachers to make such a promise.
“You need to know that the statute is a dead letter law which has been clearly overruled by the highest court in the land. Attempting to enforce the state statute is unconstitutional and will expose the school district to liability to a civil rights lawsuit,” the ACLU said in a statement last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; in the state of Nebraska, does molding kids to have "...love and devotion for the US government..." mean never have any disagreements with the policy of that government, even when those policies are pig-headedly, ham-fistedly not in the best interests of the American people?!?

Is that "love and devotion" supposed to be complete and unquestioning, even when the wars in which our American kids fight, die, or come home maimed for life, are ultimately for private profit, as we well know they are?!?

It would appear here that the state of Nebraska is trying to inculcate blind obedience to the State, to the complete disfavor of logical, critical thinking.

Were I a parent in Nebraska, understanding this, I would be hauling my kid out of the public school there so fast that the principal's head would be spinning around faster than did Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist".

Aug 22 09:31

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

David Miliband was dragged into the Hillary Clinton email scandal today, after it emerged that confidential information which he had provided ended up in her unsecured private account.

Mrs Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, has come under fire over revelations she had a secret email account as Secretary of State.

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the office of Secretary of State involves large amounts of classified data, if Hillary insists she did not use her private server to handle that classified data and never used a US Government server ... then what server WAS she using for classified information?!?

That only one of the huge holes in Hillary's lies!

Aug 22 09:22

Price for TSA's failed body scanners: $160 million

It’s now becoming clear exactly how many tens of millions of dollars the TSA spent on body scanners that have missed airport security threats, outraged passengers and brought the agency under congressional scrutiny.

The $160 million bill includes $120 million for the body scanners now in place in hundreds of airports nationwide, according to newly disclosed figures obtained by POLITICO. The rest of the money went to the agency’s “naked” X-ray scanners, which it pulled from airports two years ago amid worries about health risks and the devices’ detailed images of travelers’ bodies.

Aug 22 09:20

The West Spreads Intellectual Idiocy

And more than that most of the people actually think that they are free, that they are in control. They believe that they can choose, that they can decide. They are confident that theirs is the greatest civilization ever built on Earth!

Aug 22 09:19

Oregon soldier calls from France to say 'he and his friend took down a terrorist,' dad says

Emanuel Skarlatos had been working in his yard in Roseburg on Friday afternoon when he got a call from his 22-year-old son in Europe asking if he had received any texts recently.

The father realized he had missed one, from another of his children, and it had been sitting unread for about an hour. It took a few minutes for what his son said next to sink in.

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Aug 22 09:09

HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR, CORRUPT TO THE BONE, & A CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL

Aug 22 09:00

Unless There Is A Huge War In Korea, How Will China And The United States Explain The Crash Of Their Stock Markets On Monday?

That is why something has to happen in Korea this weekend.

Things have been brewing for a while, remember when the New York stock exchange shut down for 4 hours one day after China melted down the night before?

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Aug 22 08:46

WATCH: Philly cop threatens to impound man’s car unless he buys tickets to police fundraiser

A Philadelphia police officer was relegated to desk duty after getting caught on video threatening to impound a man’s car unless he bought tickets to a department fundraiser.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Chief Charles Ramsey ordered that Officer Matthew Zagursky’s gun be taken away from him after seeing footage of Zagursky’s actions during a traffic stop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is how Philadelphia cops interpret the phrase, "to protect and serve".

Aug 22 08:42

Ted Cruz viciously attacks Jimmy Carter a day after his cancer announcement

Besides arguing with actress Ellen Page on Friday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz attacked former President Jimmy Carter and his administration by name a day after Carter announced that he is dealing with brain cancer.

Footage posted by MSNBC shows the Republican presidential candidate telling Iowa State Fair attendees, “I think the parallels between this administration and the Carter administration are uncanny. Same failed domestic policy, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naive foreign policy. In fact, the exact same countries, Russia and Iran, openly laughing at and mocking the president of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Ted(born in Canada) Cruz: although what you said may have been factually true, Carter, as a reactionary President (ultimately a reaction to the Nixon years and scandals) was an outsider who got set up to fail, so that "business as usual" could be made to happen in the following election cycle

And the timing, right after Carter's announcement that his cancer had spread to his brain, puts you well and truly into a special category of "kick a guy while he is dying" politics, and identifies you as an emotionally interesting "piece of work".

Is THIS what we want from a future President?!? I absolutely think not.

Aug 22 08:40

The Plague of American Authoritarianism

sound familiar? snip: societies that idealized war, soldiers, nationalism, militarism, political certainty, fallen warriors, racial cleansing, and a dogmatic allegiance to the homeland. Education and the media were the propaganda tools of authoritarianism, merging fascist and religious symbols with the language of God, family, and country, and were integral to promoting servility and conformity among the populace.

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Aug 22 08:24

UNITED STATES JUST PASSED UP OLD SOVIET UNION GULAGS FOR LARGEST PRISON SYSTEM

For decades, the Soviet Gulags under Joseph Stalin had been considered some of the worst prisons in all of history. But now things have changed.

The United States has far exceeded the horrific tolls of the gulags. In the Soviet example, there were more than 18 million victims during the gulags’ use over four decades.

Around a million people died in the gulags over the years.

Now, as of 2009, the United States tolls soar higher than 7 million in prison, on probation or in some way caught up in the American prison system.

On the surface that might sound like a lot less than the gulag total above. But when you factor in all who have been put through the US prison system, we find a total that is higher than 19 million. That’s more than the 18 million locked up in the gulag system over those forty years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American prison system is an absolute, complete, total failure, and if you don't believe me, take a look at the recidivism rate.

As reported at http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/recidivism/pages/welcome.aspx:

National Statistics on Recidivism Bureau of Justice Statistics studies have found high rates of recidivism among released prisoners. One study tracked 404,638 prisoners in 30 states after their release from prison in 2005.[1] The researchers found that: Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year. Property offenders were the most likely to be rearrested, with 82.1 percent of released property offenders arrested for a new crime compared with 76.9 percent of drug offenders, 73.6 percent of public order offenders and 71.3 percent of violent offenders.

IF the American prison system worked, these numbers would not be anywhere near as high.

And it galls me for all the money spent here, the outcome is so absurdly lousy.

In Sweden, they are closing their prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to fill them. And why?!? Because the entire focus of incarceration is rehabilitation, period, end of discussion. The Swedish model looks to encourage family involvement, so that when a prisoner has served his or her time, they can re-integrate with society, and become productive again.

But particularly with the private prisons, low recidivism rates hurts their bottom line, so when prisoners are released, they are generally worse off, emotionally, physically, and mentally, that they are most probably going to offend again.

This is so morally wrong, both for society and the individual prisoners, that I hardly know where to begin.

Aug 22 08:14

JP MORGAN HIRES RECENTLY RETIRED U.S. GENERAL, RAYMOND T. ODIERNO

Now for the latest. From the Wall Street Journal:

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will bring on Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the recently retired chief of staff of the Army, as a senior adviser to the firm, the bank announced Thursday.

Starting Sept. 1, Gen. Odierno will advise the bank’s board and Chief Executive James Dimon on topics such as the risks of doing business in various countries, technology and physical and cybersecurity.

At J.P. Morgan, Gen. Odierno will help structure the firm’s leadership training programs, sit on the firm’s military and veterans affairs council, and will represent the bank in meetings with government officials and policy makers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence) of surprise; all wars are banker's wars, anyway!!

Aug 22 08:10

OPERATION CHOKE POINT: THE GOVERNMENT’S COVERT WAR ON SMALL BUSINESS

Banks are sending notices of account closure out to small businesses across the country, to clients they’ve done business with for years, even decades. The reason? They often don’t provide one.
But a growing number of business owners believe they know why they’re being cut off from the financial system. It’s Operation Choke Point, ostensibly an attempt to crack down on fraudulent businesses, but in reality a dragnet that has ensnared innocent entrepreneurs unfairly classified as “high-risk” players.

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Aug 22 07:48

US Wants To Increase Global Lethal And Surveillance Drone Flights To 30,000 By 2019

Capacity for lethal airstrikes — despite the U.S.’ existent infamous reputation in its massive current program — will increase still further through a joint effort by the Air Force, Army, and Special Operations Command. Ironically, this news comes on the heels of a report that — because of what amounts to sibling rivalry — around $500 million has been wasted in attempts to bring the Air Force and Army into a combined drone purchasing program of the same Predator drones whose flights are now to be increased.

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Aug 22 07:03

Ron Paul Discusses 'Rabbis For Iran Deal'

"Maybe Chuck Schumer doesn't speak for the Jewish community here in the United States," Ron Paul says.

Aug 22 06:57

‘Unusual mortality event’: 30 dead whales off Alaska prompts NOAA probe

The mysterious death of at least 30 whales off the coast of Alaska over the past three months has forced the US federal authorities to declare an “unusual mortality event,” enabling them to launch a probe, which scientists warn may take months or even years to conclude.

Aug 22 06:29

Rand Paul wants to "make the Fed more effective"

Unlike his father Ron, who sought to "abolish the fed," Rand insists "it's reasonable that the Fed should be audited more thoroughly than in the past."

Aug 22 06:17

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history.

Aug 22 05:52

Rail-train transporting “Delta Company” vehicles and equipment passes through major city

A rather lengthy rail-train, loaded down with military vehicles labeled “Delta Company”, passed through the city Friday and was captured on film by YouTuber T. Wallace.

Aug 22 05:46

Comcast releases username that suggested U.S. politician molested children

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity of a commenter if their comments could be considered defamatory.

Aug 22 03:21

"Quasi-State of War" on Korean Peninsula as Threats Escalate Tensions

Military tensions and international worries are growing as North Korea and South Korea exchanged new threats on Friday just a day after a shots were fired across the demilitarized zone along the border that separates the two countries.

Aug 21 18:27

Zurich cops 'won't report' on criminals' ethnicity - Zurich communal authorities have instructed city police to stop releasing the nationality of criminals to the media to avoid stigmatization.

An exception can only be made if the information is “pertinent” to the case, authorities decided on Wednesday, as reported by newspaper 20 Minutes on Friday.
The move was suggested by the political left as a way to prevent the racial prejudice that can arise from releasing the origins of those involved in criminal activity.

Aug 21 18:26

Donald Trump Demands $10 Million to Charities to Appear at CNN Debate.

Donald Trump continues his successful run of making headlines by asking questions few have thought, or would think, to speak.

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Aug 21 16:26

FDA Is Killing Our Freedoms and Destroying Our Health

And only a defense of medical freedom can stop them.

There is no reforming the FDA or Big Pharma... only the right to refuse can protect the health of this country.

Read more at Truthstream Media.com

Aug 21 15:57

Israel launches 2nd round of air strikes in Syria, killing 6

DAMASCUS, Syria — Israeli air strikes in southern Syria killed six people and wounded seven, Syrian state TV reported Friday, in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israel that Jerusalem blamed on militants backed by Iran.

Aug 21 15:29

America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent — Paul Craig Roberts

America’s First Black President is a traitor to his race and also to justice.

Obama has permitted the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic), over which he wields authority, to overturn the ruling of a US Federal Court of Appeals that prisoners sentenced illegally to longer terms than the law permits must be released once the legal portion of their sentence is served. The DOJ, devoid of all integrity, compassion, and sense of justice, said that “finality” of conviction was more important than justice. Indeed, the US Justice (sic) Department’s motto is: “Justice? We don’t need no stinkin’ justice!”

Aug 21 15:17

Cop ‘Roid Rage: Are Steroids Behind the Worst Police Abuses?

Waking Times

As random testing falls out of favor, some wonder if steroids are causing cop craziness.

Aug 21 15:06

Democrats fret over lingering questions about Clinton's use of private email

Lawmakers say turning over server hasn't kept the issue from being a distraction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You WISH it was just a distraction!

Aug 21 14:18

TransNorway - Euro TRANNY MIND CONTROL and the NWO LGBT Agenda

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Aug 21 13:26

Jerry Hartfield: Victimized by US Police State Injustice

Blacks and other people of color in America are systematically denied due process and judicial fairness. Killer cops murder innocent victims with impunity. African Americans like Hartfield are imprisoned unjustly.

Aug 21 13:21

"Saving America?" No, Donald Trump Is a Clinton Distraction Tactic

It’s been pretty shocking that people are actually walking around talking about how Donald Trump is going to “Save America”. If you ever needed a sign that the country is lost, that’s gotta be it.

But worse is the fact that Trump is so obviously a Clinton plant and people just ignore the facts because right now he’s “telling it like it is”. More like he’s tell you what you want to hear at a time when people are desperate to hear any truth coming out of the American political-industrial complex.

First of all, if anyone ever had half a chance in Hell of changing anything in this country, rest assured The Powers That Shouldn’t Be would not let that person anywhere near the Oval Office. The last time this country had a president that tried to change things, that person got his brains blown out in front of the entire country.

Aug 21 13:03

In the US, a former soldier convicted of attempting to produce radiological weapons

The jury recognized the resident of the US state of New York Glendon Crawford guilty of attempting to use a X-ray machine to kill Muslims.

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Aug 21 12:54

Three people were injured in a shooting on a train route from Amsterdam to Paris

Three people seriously injured in a shooting in the Thalys train, EN route from Amsterdam to Paris. This was reported in the representation of the French Railways SNCF. Another person was slightly injured.
By coming from the event information, the attacker opens fire on the train, detained near the city of Arras in Northern France. The famous French actor Jean-South Anglada was injured today in this shooting. However, his life is not in danger. The condition of another victim is assessed as severe. Besides Jean-South Anglada, also suffered an American and a Brit.
"It's too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack or to put forward other version, said interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry brand. - Currently, the motives of the attacker being investigated".
It is noteworthy that, according to passengers, the assailant was disarmed by two American soldiers who were in the train.

Aug 21 12:36

Binyamin Netanyahu, the magician's apprentice

Uri Avnery examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s blunders – his fumbling with Iran’s non-existent nuclear bomb, his attempts to play off Hamas against the Palestinian mainstream – and concludes that the man is a fool.

Aug 21 12:29

Stocks, Oil Plunge and It’s Not Even September Yet: “Feeling of Fear in the Marketplace”

Today's market crash shows a very real fear has set in about how quickly it could all come unglued.

Here's just a few quotes about that market sentiment:

“Right now there is a feeling of fear in the marketplace and all news is interpreted negatively" [...]

“I think uncertainty about China (and) general negativity is weighing on the market." [...]

“It’s a very important psychological level... It really signals that the global economy is in trouble.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Before "Black Tuesday" October 24, 1929, there had been a smaller crash in August. That the market appeared to recover generated a false sense of safety and even more reckless margin trading, leading to the October crash. Today may be our "August."

Aug 21 12:16

It’s Time To Hold Israel, Israelis And American Zionists Financially Responsible For Terrorism

The aftermath of the May 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara, part of the first Freedom Flotilla, by the IDF commando force, Shayetet 13, offers an important precedent. The Turkish government sought justice for this massacre in which Israeli soldiers killed 10 Turks, including one Turkish-American. Since Turkey broke off diplomatic relations over the incident, resumption of ties have also become part of the negotiations to resolve the dispute. Last February, the Times of Israel reported that part of the agreement under discussion involves Israel paying $20-million to the families of the victims.

Aug 21 12:08

The Truth About Welfare: Past, Present and Future

government programs create more government programs to deal with the unintended negative consequences
helping the poor thru government programs ensure more widespread poverty later

Aug 21 11:06

FLASHBACK - Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers'

The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.

Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.

It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of being someone's espionage operation, and the fact that Hillary went all the way to Colorado to hire this company, which was not vetted by the DSS per her own husband's executive order, strongly suggests Hillary was engaged in selling secrets for "donations" to the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 21 10:49

Joulupukki declared bankrupt for failing to pay taxes

The office of the Finnish Santa Claus — Joulupukki — in Rovaniemi in Lapland was declared bankrupt for non-payment of taxes. In may of this year the tax authorities of Finland warned the company about the introduction of this measure in the case that taxes would not be paid, and on July 31 was launched the process of bankruptcy.
It clarifies the RIA Novosti with reference to the Finnish broadcasting company Yle, the district court declared a bankrupt company Dianordia, which is organizing personal meetings, the Finnish Santa Claus with tourists, failure to pay debts amounting to 206 thousand euros.
Managing office of the Finnish Santa Claus Jarmo Kariniemi told Yle that he hopes that this decision may be revised. According to the tax laws of Finland, the company has 8 days to cover debts or on reaching an agreement with the authorities.

Aug 21 10:49

Now Hillary Is Blaming The Government’s ‘Ridiculous Classification Rules’

Last week Hillary Clinton was blaming Republicans for her email scandal woes; this week she’s blaming the federal government and its “ridiculous classification rules.”

The Democratic presidential candidate sent a tweet early Friday morning which linked to a Politico article and called the government’s classification protocols “the real problem.”

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