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CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 09 08:51

Abuse of Minors in Adult US Prisons

Among developed countries, American and Israeli prisons (for persecuted Palestinians) are most abusive. Torture and other forms of mistreatment are commonplace – including against minors.

A new Huffington Post report titled “Cruel and All-Too-Usual: A Terrifying Glimpse into Life in Prison – As a Kid” discusses how minors are mistreated in America’s gulag prison system. Long-lasting scars remain after release.

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Jul 09 08:49

GREECE'D: We Voted 'No' to slavery, but 'Yes' to our chains

We Greeks have voted ‘No’ to slavery – but ‘Yes’ to our chains.

Not surprisingly, by nearly two-to-one, Greeks have overwhelmingly rejected the cruel, economically bonkers “austerity” program required by the European Central Bank in return for an ECB loan to pay Greece’s creditors. In doing so, the Greek people overcame an unprecedented campaign of fear from the Greek and international media, the European Union (EU), and most of our political parties.

What’s simply whack-o is that, while voting “No” to austerity, many Greeks wish to remain shackled to the euro, the very cause of our miseries.

Jul 09 08:45

Lindsey Graham Wants 20,000 U.S. Troops In Iraq And Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

It appears that – with few exceptions – the 2016 elections will be an exercise where candidates jockey for the title of biggest warmonger. Of course, that contest would have been won long ago if rhetoric and war psychosis were the only criteria...

Webmaster addition: Here's your rifle, Lindsey...

Jul 09 08:41

HUMANITY vs INSANITY - #44 : Greek Tragedy - with William Engdahl

Yanis Varoufakis is being hailed by many as the 'visionary' to bring about an end to 'Austerity' and take Greece out of the Euro ... but what if his true purpose was to bring about the total financial annihilation of the Greek nation?

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Jul 09 08:04

S.F. Sheriff Had Own Criminal Record Expunged at Time of Sanchez’s Release

When San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi released Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail on April 15, he was likely focused on expunging criminal charges from his own record–charges that had been downgraded from “domestic violence” to “false imprisonment” after he had initially pleaded guilty in 2012 to false imprisonment over “a spat with his wife, Eliana Lopez, during which he bruised her arms.”

Jul 09 07:55

Preparedness Critics Are History’s Cannon Fodder

At the forefront of alternative economics and constitutional vigilance are the people doing the real work in the movement: the preppers. These are the activists taking concrete action in the tangible world (as opposed to the ethereal laziness of the intellectual world) first to make themselves as independent as possible from the mainstream grid, thereby removing themselves as a potential refugee or looter in the event of national crisis. Second, they are the people mastering valuable and necessary skills that will allow them to rebuild any collapsed social and financial system. Third, they are the people most capable of defending our inherent freedoms and the principles of our founding culture, and they are the only people organizing locally for mutual aid and security. The fact of the matter is preppers are free, and almost everyone else is a slave — a slave to dependency, a slave to doubt, a slave to ignorance, a slave to fear and, thus, a slave to petty establishment authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How do you identify a prepper? They are the ones NOT eating out of trash dumpsters after a disaster!

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Jul 09 07:31

Redskins, Confederate flag targeted in crusade against political incorrectness

The nation is experiencing a surge in political correctness, ramped up by continued controversy over the Confederate flag and other Civil War symbols, and renewed disagreements over the Washington Redskins team name.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The nation is NOT experiencing a surge in political correctness. The nation is being SOLD a surge in political correctness as a distraction from the rush to wars with Iran, China, and Russia, in order for the US Government to have scapegoats to blame for the coming economic crash.

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Jul 09 07:16

“Who owns Hillary”? Hillary Clinton smears BDS in sycophantic letter to Israeli billionaire

The BDS movement seeks to pressure Israel to comply with international law and end its illegal occupation and oppression of the indigenous Palestinian people through peaceful economic measures.

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Jul 09 06:55

10 Very Strange Things That Have Happened In Just The Past Few Weeks

Have you noticed that events have begun to accelerate? Over the past few weeks, things have officially started to get very weird.

Jul 09 06:33

South Carolina House votes to remove Confederate flag from capitol grounds

The Confederate battle flag, a polarizing fixture on South Carolina's statehouse grounds for half a century, will flap in the wind no longer.

Early Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 94-20 to remove it, giving final approval to a bill that passed the state Senate earlier in the week.

Jul 09 06:18

Watch This Officer School Another Cop About Civil Liberties

The only thing we know so far is that it happened on the 4th of July, where police are gathered in the street over something to do with fireworks.

He did not hold back. "There's an oath I swore to...so don't freakin' mess with these citizens, you understand me?" WATCH

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Jul 09 05:56

Artificial intelligence takes the battlefield: Who is really running Jade Helm 2015?

There is more to the story than just training for martial law in states designated as “hostile states” – already a chilling pretext with overtones of greater federal power that could spiral out of control.

Jul 09 05:31

Donald Neff: a Journalist Erased From History for Reporting on Palestine

Neff was a luminous writer and meticulous reporter. From humble beginnings, he had reached the top ranks of American journalism. When he then turned his formidable talents to writing books and articles about Palestine, his contracts with mainstream American publishers dried up, his income plummeted, and his fame faded.

Jul 09 05:14

US Isolated as UN Resolution Condemns Israel War on Gaza

The United Nations called on Israel on Friday to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza massacre and cooperate with the International Criminal Court's investigation. The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to adopt a resolution applying a recent U.N. report condemning Israel and the Palestinian liberation group Hamas over war crimes committed last year in Gaza. It also called for an end to the impunity of Israeli officials responsible for the 2014 massacre. Only Israel's closest ally, the United States, voted against the resolution while 41 countries voted in favor. India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Macedonia abstained. All European Union member states of the Council, including Britain, France and Germany, voted in favor of the resolution and labeled Israel's alleged self-defense assault on Gaza 'disproportionate.'

Jul 09 05:10

Flashback: Leaked document outlines U.S. Army plan for re-education of Americans inside prison camps

In the last three months there has been a massive and seemingly unprecedented increase in military movements and urban military training throughout the country.

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Jul 09 03:55

The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the most infamous stock market crash in history and the start of the economic catastrophe of the Great Depression.

Jul 09 03:36

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

The Greeks were right to reject paying the debts, for these debts were forced upon them by the giant vampire squid, Goldman Sachs, in words of Matt Taibbi. “The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money”. As we now know, Goldman Sachs (you do not have to be an anti-Semite to hate them) cooked the book,s falsely pretending Greece had a high credit rating though they knew of its huge debts. When the debts snowballed, they pulled the rug and collapsed Greece’s rating, bailing out banks at the expense of the European taxpayer.

Jul 09 02:47

Favoring corporate interests above all else, European Parliament backs TTIP

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday passed a resolution on the pending trade deal between Europe and the United States, backing a controversial provision that critics warn places corporate profits above the health and safety of the people and puts the continent's fragile democracy at great risk.

Despite clear disagreement within European Parliament (EP) over the inclusion of a modified version of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision, MEPs voted 436-241 in favor of a draft text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Jul 09 01:49

The Financial Attack on Greece: Where Do We Go From Here?

Today’s guiding theory – backed by monetarist junk economics – is that debts of any size can be paid, simply by reducing labor’s wages and living standards, plus by selling off a nation’s public domain – its land, oil and gas reserves, minerals and water distribution, roads and transport systems, power plants and sewage systems, and public infrastructure of all forms.

Jul 08 23:46

Kid Rock Crucified For Confederate Flag

Jul 08 20:47

15-minute video: OBVIOUS solutions to upside down economics

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Mark Anielski and Ellen Brown’s powerful 15-minute response to an interview at the Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, with videos here) with former World Bank economist Herman Daly and co-author John B. Cobb of For the Common Good on our economic condition:
https://youtu.be/jCiHFLKQehk?t=1h4m44s

Mark and Ellen emphasize shifting what we use for money today (created as debt) to maximize public benefits with monetary and credit reform.

Explanation and documentation:

The section of my conference paper on monetary and credit reform.
My assignment for high school economics students on monetary and credit reform, with history beginning with Benjamin Franklin’s documentation that these reforms allowed colonial Pennsylvania to operate without taxes.
Article with four videos: Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

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Jul 08 19:38

Woman who got 153 robocalls awarded nearly $230,000

A Texas woman was awarded nearly $230,000 after a federal judge found that a cable company harassed her with 153 robocalls, even after she told it to stop.
Time Warner Cable Inc. was ordered on Tuesday to make the $229,500 payment to Araceli King of Irving, Texas.

Jul 08 19:38

Liberals Now Want To Rename THIS City Because Political Correctness

Loony lefties living in D.C. — and some tourists too — are saying we should go a bit farther than just removing the Confederate flag from government buildings, we should get rid of the Jefferson Memorial and rename the Washington area too.

Jul 08 19:06

What In The World Just Happened To The New York Stock Exchange?

Do you believe that the New York Stock Exchange shut down because of a “technical glitch” on Wednesday? At 11:32 AM on Wednesday morning, trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted due to “internal technical issues”, and it did not resume until 3:10 PM.

Jul 08 17:53

Max Bluementhal to the Woodshed


I would happily welcome a debate about the Civil War with Max Bluementhal. He doesn't know what he is talking about at ALL. He just jumped on the south bashing bandwagon.

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Jul 08 15:45

Time Warner Cable Forced To Pay $229,500 For Robocalling The Wrong Person...153 Times

Time Warner Cable is being ordered by the courts to pay Araceli King $229,500 (or $1,500 per call) for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, not a bad payout for the woman having to delete 153 unlistened-to voicemails. The truly amazing part is that Time Warner Cable still managed to robocall the woman an additional 74 times...after the suit was filed

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Jul 08 15:05

And Now for a Putsch in Athens? Yes, if Neocon Schemers Have Their Way

A putsch in Athens to save allied Greece from enemy Russia is in preparation by the US and Germany, with backing from the non-taxpayers of Greece – the Greek oligarchs, Anglo-Greek shipowners, and the Greek Church. At the highest and lowest level of Greek government, and from Thessaloniki to Milvorni, all Greeks understand what is happening. Yesterday they voted overwhelmingly to resist. According to a high political figure in Athens, a 40-year veteran, “what is actually happening is a slow process of regime change.”

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Jul 08 14:38

Israel stooges’s shameless exhibitionism in British parliament

Stuart Littlewood reviews the hollow arguments peddled by Israel’s hasbara stooges during a debate on Gaza in the upper chamber of the UK parliament – fine examples of disinformation, dissemblance and downright lies.

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Jul 08 14:16

EU's Tusk Urges Tsipras to 'Seek Help Among Friends, Not Enemies'

Donald Tusk urged Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to turn to friends for help but the president of the European Council did not specify who those were.

It is clear who Tusk is referring to. He is attempting to dissuade Greece from entertaining any notions of partnership with Russia. In reality, Greece has no friends among the majority of the European Parliament and Commission, who are in the case of the former are little more than serial gravy-train passengers. In the case of the latter, they are unelected politburo-style bureaucrats and banksters' puppets. On the other hand, Greece has long-standing cultural ties with Russia.

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Jul 08 13:25

Planned US Coup in Greece?

Washington’s geopolitical strategy when bullying fails is either assassinating independent leaders, color revolutions, military coups or naked aggression.

If Moscow-based independent investigative journalist John Helmer is right, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is a marked man and SYRIZA governance on thin ice showing cracks.

Jul 08 13:18

Tsipras Slams Austerity at EU as Greece Requests New Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for the eurozone to reach a deal with sustainable solutions to the Greek crisis in a speech at the European Parliament Wednesday, saying the “austerity laboratory” that Greece has become has been a failure for the country’s people.

“The simple fact is that we have to face and accept that the majority of the Greek people feels that they have no other choice other than to demand that they be given a way out of this impasse and this dead end," said Tsipras, adding that poverty and public debt have soared with the austerity “experiment” imposed on Greece.

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