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Mar 31 13:20

Philly's Finest: Corruption Trial for 6 Cops Began Today

“I’ve been a police officer for over 40 years and this is one of the worst cases of corruption I’ve ever heard.” - Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey

Last July, six Philadelphia armed thugs police officers who served in the narcotics squad were arrested on charges - including conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and drug dealing - for a six-year racketeering scheme during which the group netted $500,000 in drugs, cash, and personal property.

Mar 31 13:12

Germanwings insurers plan €279m payout

Insurers are setting aside €279 million in provisions for the air crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people, German airline Lufthansa said on Tuesday.

Mar 31 13:04

John Bolton’s love of bombs

Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran.

Mar 31 12:58

FBI identifies driver who was slain in bizarre incident at NSA headquarters

A Baltimore man with a criminal record was the driver shot dead by National Security Agency guards when he and another man, dressed as women, tried to crash their stolen SUV into the spy agency’s gates, according to court records on Tuesday.

The FBI’s Baltimore office identified the driver as Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27. The agency is investigating Monday’s incident at NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 20 miles northeast of Washington, and the statement gave no motive.

Mar 31 12:43

Yemen - Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism

Both the Arab League and the United Nations have fully transformed themselves into the ill-fated League of Nations that more than 70 years ago disgraced itself into oblivion when it failed to condemn foreign aggressions that eventually led to the cataclysm of World War Two.

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Mar 31 11:51

US seeks to eventually partition Sri Lanka

We need to consider the contents of the resolution. It clearly confers powers on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate, without mentioning an 'international' investigation. But, the Office of the High Commissioner is international and so the reference is to an international investigation.

It also gives three clear mandates. First is to assess progress towards accountability and reconciliation and a second – stemming from the previous resolution – to monitor national processes. The third and the new inclusion is a mandate to investigate alleged violations of human rights and related crimes.

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Mar 31 11:37

Germanwings Crash Too Much Info Too Soon? Michael Rivero

Mar 31 11:30

Questionable tweets by new 'Daily Show' host Noah draw fire

A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and Middle America are causing a social media backlash.

By Tuesday, Trevor Noah was a trending topic on Twitter as he drew fire for jokes described as tasteless, hateful — and unfunny. Roseanne Barr was among those calling out the 31-year-old South African comic, who has an international following and two million Twitter followers.

"U should cease sexist & anti semitic 'humor' about jewish women & Israel," she tweeted late Monday.

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Mar 31 11:06

Stephen King Response To Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Stephen King Has Our Favorite Response Yet To Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Stephen King might be a man of many words, but he kept his response to Indiana's new anti-gay law short and sweet.
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King, who split his time between Indiana and Connecticut as a child, took to Twitter to offer his opinion Monday, and he did not mince words.

"Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is gay discrimination , pure and simple . You can frost a dog turd , but it's still a dog turd ."

Mar 31 10:55

Central bank cuts downpayment rate in China to 40pc

China's central bank lowered the minimum downpayment levels on second homes nationwide, scrapping a key policy originally aimed at controlling housing prices.
The People's Bank of China, the central bank, said the minimum deposit for individuals buying additional housing would be set at 40 percent, according to a statement on its website.
The level was previously 60 to 70 percent, Xinhua said.
The PBoC said the move was aimed at “supporting residents' home ownership and improving housing demand.’’

(*Contrasting the intimidation technique of the loss of home ownership , currently being proudly boasted by The City Of Detroit Michigan , U.S.A)

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Mar 31 10:45

Hundreds Hope To Avoid Foreclosure

Hundreds hope to avoid home foreclosure in Wayne County

Detroit — Several hundred property owners showed up Tuesday morning at the Wayne County Treasurer’s office to meet the deadline to pay property taxes and avoid foreclosure.

Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz is pursuing a record number of foreclosures this year and activists have called for him to enact a moratorium to prevent potentially thousands of people from losing their homes.

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Mar 31 10:41

New England Cop Harasses Guy Walking Home, Gets Schooled

I defend this country...I defend those rights for you. -Cop, before arresting guy walking home.

It's October 2013 and a man is walking home down a picturesque road. He is being watched. He is being followed.

When they can't arrest him for acting suspicious or not giving ID, voila! they pull something else out of their bag-o-charges.

Big mistake.

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Mar 31 10:35

Washington Gov. Bans State-Funded Travel to Indiana. In response to controversial religious freedom law, Washington will boycott Indiana.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday said he would prohibit state funded travel to Indiana due to the state's controversial religious freedom law that may allow discrimination against gay people.

Mar 31 10:34

Iraqi Premier Says Tikrit Recaptured From Islamic State

However U.S. military officials said they were unable to confirm the assertion and expressed skepticism that the fight for the Sunni city was all but over.

Mar 31 10:17

Who Spies for Israel in Washington’s Nuclear Negotiations?

All those Zionist ‘wise-guys’ of both genders, who think they have been so clever using their high office to serve Israel, are fooling themselves. More and more citizens are becoming aware that Israel’s espionage, its dictates to the US Congress and its manipulation of Executive powers are harming America. At the present, highly placed Zionist officials hold sway over the Obama Cabinet, but in the future they may find themselves facing charges of being agents of a foreign power, and a threat to US national security. They may find themselves sharing a cell block with Jonathan Pollard!

Mar 31 09:45

50 Hilarious Laws In America, One From Each State…

Here is a list of 50 crazy laws, one from each of the 50 states in our country.

Mar 31 09:44

A Secret Service agent and a DEA agent with lead roles in the investigation to take down the Internet drug bazaar Silk Road allegedly stole proceeds from the underground site and hid their booty in offshore accounts.

Former DEA agent Carl Force, 46, of Baltimore, the task force agent charged with going undercover to communicate online with Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts, allegedly used several online aliases to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin from Ulbricht, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday. Force is charged with money laundering, wire fraud, theft and conflict of interest.

Mar 31 09:41

David Cameron reveals he is related to Kim Kardashian

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Getting desperate for media coverage, aren't you, David!

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Mar 31 07:30

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have larger brains.

Researchers from nine universities across the country, led by neuroscientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Columbia University Medical Center, conducted a major new study of the effects of family income and parental education on child and adolescent brain development.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When kids go to school hungry, they can't learn. When they are chronically hungry, it affects brain development. And as reported at the Washingtonpost.com in October of last year:

The United States ranks near the bottom of the pack of wealthy nations on a measure of child poverty, according to a new report from UNICEF. Nearly one third of U.S. children live in households with an income below 60 percent of the national median income in 2008 - about $31,000 annually. In the richest nation in the world, one in three kids live in poverty. Let that sink in.

If indeed, "children are our future", this US government has collectively made the decision that the future of this country...is expendable.

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Mar 31 07:17

Israeli Espionage Network in Washington: The Prime Suspects

The activities of US Zionists as spies and shock troops for Israel’s effort to destroy Iran and undermine US diplomacy, pose a long-term threat to all Jews in America. Sooner or later, Israel’s deep penetration of US power centers and its manipulation of elected American officials, will lead to a prolonged, bloody, destructive war.

Mar 31 07:06

Islamic Republic of Texas? How Jade Helm Could Be a Mock Invasion of Iran

In the past several days, leaked plans for seven-state a US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise in which states role-play as countries have made rounds across both news sites and conspiracy theorist circuits, with the latter ringing alarm, calling the drills a preparation for martial law. However, considering layout of the states used in the exercise, as well as their climate and terrain, the intent could be a preparation for an invasion of Iran and a Middle East-wide war.

Mar 31 06:17

Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

Does anyone even remember these were supposedly our enemies who “did 9/11?? What a pack of lies. Do the American people even know where and with whom we are at war anymore?

Mar 31 06:12

Jeb Bush leads national poll

Jeb Bush is the top choice among Republicans nationally

Fifty-one percent of Republicans said they would consider voting for Bush, followed by Mike Huckabee with 42 percent and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio each with 39 percent. Ted Cruz got 37 percent, a big jump from the 23 percent in February.

Scott Walker, considered the top competitor to Bush at the moment, came in at 35 percent but his support has been growing.

Mar 31 05:36

Reasons To Be Cheerful (*Pt.III)

Mitt Romney: 2016 presidential bid 'just didn't feel right'

Mitt Romney says he passed on making a third bid for the presidency because "it just didn't feel right."

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Mar 30 22:03

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crash: Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home

German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said Saturday.

Evidence found to fit the conclusion that was come to within 24 hours of the crash. No surprise there. So the character assassination of the co-pilot continues...

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Mar 30 18:38

De-Zionization of America – 2015

America is suffering from a severe addiction and the dealers in our government, in our academic, financial and social institutions, are not your average crack drug dealers — but Zionists, providing the needed “fix”. It is time for a much-needed rehabilitation in America, and for us to get on the road to recovery from this toxic and fatal addiction.

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Mar 30 17:16

Herbicides used with GM crops alter antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria

A new study has found that exposure to the herbicides used on GM crops changes how susceptible disease-causing bacteria are to antibiotics. In many cases the bacteria became more antibiotic-resistant, though in other cases they became less so. The study was carried out by Prof Jack Heinemann, Dr Brigitta Kurenbach, and other scientists from New Zealand and Mexico. Below Prof Heinemann and Dr Kurenbach respond to questions from GMWatch.

GMW: What did you find?

Heinemann: When we exposed either of two different species of bacteria to common herbicides that we purchased at a local store, we found that the bacteria changed their response to antibiotics. They often became antibiotic resistant, but we also occasionally saw increased susceptibility or no effect.

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Mar 30 15:35

German Jewish family recount ordeal of living in Israel

Marianne Azizi describes – through the testimony of a German Jewish family that escaped from Israel to Germany – how the Jewish Agency lures Jews to immigrate to Israel, where they experience hell.

Mar 30 15:17

Reuters Asks "Who Is More Of A Threat: Obama Or Putin", Surprised By The Answer

People in the United States feel under threat, both from beyond our borders and within them and as Reuters reports, when asked about both U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was a pretty darn close call. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds a third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the world is certainly worried about America with about one quarter (of respondents from 65 countries) naming the United States as the greatest threat to world peace.

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Mar 30 14:49

U.S. State Department ReWrites History

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Have readers noticed that recently U.S. government and White House “mouth pieces” have taken to rewriting history? Below is a perfect example where the U.S. State Department’s spokesperson is talking about a ‘long-standing’ policy regarding overthrowing foreign governments.

"As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by nonconstitutional means. Political transitions must be democratic, constitutional, peaceful and legal." -- Spokesperson Jen Psaki

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Mar 30 14:12

Greece and Germany in Open Hostility Over Bailout Program

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has admitted his country’s relations with Germany over its latest bailout have declined into a state of "open hostility."

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Mar 30 14:02

America’s ‘Media Watchdogs’ Hide US Ukrainian Nazification and Ethnic Cleansing

America is trying to conquer Russia, and the placement of nuclear missiles right next door to Russia, in Ukraine seems to be Obama’s objective. America’s ‘news’ media, and their ‘watchdogs,’ are doing a terrific job of hiding all of this from the American people.

Mar 30 13:54

“Whose Side Are We on Again?” Jon Stewart Mocks US Teaming up with Iran While Fighting Iran

“We did it. It took decades of destabilizing conflict, but we did it. We finally figured out how to fight a proxy war against ourselves.”

American foreign policy is nothing more than a sick, sad joke.

Mar 30 13:31

Shooting reported at NSA

One person was killed and two injured in a shooting at the headquarters of the National Security Agency on Monday

Mar 30 13:22

Black America's State of Surveillance

Ten years ago, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, my mother, a former Black Panther, died from complications of sickle cell anemia. Weeks before she died, the FBI came knocking at our door, demanding that my mother testify in a secret trial proceeding against other former Panthers or face arrest. My mother, unable to walk, refused.

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Mar 30 11:36

Isn’t it obvious? If Operation Jade Helm were happening in any other country, it would be immediately labeled a military drill for martial law

Americans remain unaware that the Jade Helm drill spanning 10 U.S. states will put military troops, & weapons directly in communities across the nation

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Mar 30 10:51

BEX Alert - "Germanwings hero: Captain remembered for attempts to save flight 4U9525"

While media are talking about Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing flight 4U9525, the man who tried save the passengers and crew seems to be left in the shadows. So what do we know about him?

“Open the damn door! For God's sake, open the door!” These were the last words of captain Patrick Sondheimer, desperately pleading for his silent co-pilot to let him return to the cockpit.

His numerous appeals were in vain. Lubitz didn’t react at all, and then the captain is heard grabbing an ax and trying to smash the door.

(Note: Is this another "United 93 Let's Roll" Hero meme being created for emotionally manipulative propaganda purposes as a diversion???)

Mar 30 10:33

The Americans With No Abilities Act of 2015 – [PARODY]

While this is just a joke, based on what we’ve seen come out of Washington D.C. the past few years it’s not all that far fetched:

Mar 30 10:32

Fourth Grader Shames School Board On Testing; Crowd Reaction Is Stunning

Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at Brooksville Elementary in Florida, had some harsh words for the Hernando County School Board earlier this month on the state’s restrictive standardized testing program.

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Mar 30 09:53

Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard from 2010, wife gets 2 years for wearing veil

A court in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for “provoking trouble” and growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Mar 30 09:53

MAP: 21 Problems With Outrage Over IN ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Indiana’s controversial new bill signed into law is called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The bill guarantees individuals the right to conduct business without ‘substantially burdening their ability to exercise their religion.’

Mar 30 09:38

Beijing calling: Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join China-led bank

Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.

Mar 30 09:36

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED AFTER MINIVAN AND POLICE SUV COLLIDE AT ENTRANCE TO NSA

Fort Meade, Maryland – A shooting reportedly broke out at the NSA this morning after a car crash involving a police vehicle and a van that seems to have belonged to a civilian. One person on the scene has been reported dead, and at least two others were rushed to the emergency room to be treated for unknown injuries. It was reported that there was at least one police officer among those injured. The Anne Arundel County Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene, but neither are able to make any statements on the incident because it occurred on NSA property.

Mar 30 09:32

Copyright Troll Perfect 10 Ordered To Pay $5.6 Million Over Bogus Lawsuit

Earlier this year, we noted that famed copyright trolling operation Perfect 10 had lost big time in its lawsuit against Giganews. Perfect 10 is a copyright trolling operation that pretends to be a pornographic magazine publisher, but whose main line of business has long been threatening online platforms to pay up linking to or hosting some of its content that users uploaded. While some online websites have paid up to avoid lawsuits, in basically every case that went to trial, Perfect 10 has lost big time, often setting very useful and very important precedents on copyright and fair use. If you haven't gone through Perfect 10's Hall of Fame in setting up great precedents for fair use and intermediary liability protections, check out some of the classics:

Mar 30 09:31

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually about housing

Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a 26-year-old MIT graduate student, Matthew Rognlie, is making waves for an alternative theory of inequality: the problem is housing .

Mar 30 09:19

FLASHBACK - Authorities: Plane distress call 'emergency, emergency'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the first CNN coverage of the Germanwings crash, showing that there was a distress call, and that prior to the descent, the plane suddenly slowed down, then regained speed. So, once again, we are being fed a load of "pilot suicide" bovine excrement about what caused this plane crash.

Mar 30 09:12

HOW CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT WORKS: WE GROW FRUITS, NUTS AND VEGETABLES IN A DESERT WITH GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED WATER

Agriculture is the heart of California’s worsening water crisis, and the stakes extend far beyond the state’s borders. Not only is California the world’s eighth largest economy, it is an agricultural superpower. It produces roughly half of all the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in the United States—and more than 90 percent of the almonds, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli and other specialty crops—while exporting vast amounts to China and other overseas customers.? Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is parched.

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Mar 30 09:08

Isn't it obvious? If Operation Jade Helm were happening in any other country, it would be immediately labeled a military drill for martial law

Most Americans remain totally unaware of the fact that a massive military drill spanning 10 U.S. states will soon put military troops, helicopters, armored transports and military weapons directly on the streets of communities across the nation. "Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks," reports the Daily Mail. "Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them will drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training."

The military drill labels Texas and Utah "hostile territory," where military special ops personnel are supposed to try to covertly move among the public, undetected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A lot of people are worried about Jade Helm, and so am I as it telegraphs plans by the US Government to impose martial law at some point in the future. However I don't think it will happen during Jade Helm, as taking control of just ten states would provoke immediate hostile reactions from the remaining 40. When the dictatorship truly arrives, it will happen in all 50 states at once.

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Mar 30 09:05

Nashville prosecutors require sterilization as part of plea deals

Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

In the most recent case, first reported by The Tennessean, a woman with a 20-year history of mental illness had been charged with neglect after her 5-day-old baby died mysteriously. Her defense attorney says the prosecutor assigned to the case wouldn’t go forward with a plea deal to keep the woman out of prison unless she had the surgery.

Mar 30 09:00

Mr. Apocalypse; the Hardest Working Archetype in Show Business.

The countdown continues... to what? That remains to be seen. Everywhere on the planet, Mr. Apocalypse is at work. He's the hardest working archetype in show business. He's the James Brown of The End Times. He can't be stopped. He can't be bribed. He can't be bought. Once... a few years ago, I was told that Mr. Apocalypse intended to show up right in the middle of the high and mighty and catch them with their pants down. He's doing that. Over in Banker Central, the exposures are an every day affair He's nailing them at the hoi poloi level and he's nailing them up at the top of the totem pole. Let's not forget Cyril Smith either.

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