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Jan 15 08:14

London breaches air pollution limit for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days

London breached its own legal limit on air pollution for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days, according to worrying new figures.

Under EU rules the capital is allowed to exceed the maximum safe levels of nitrous oxide for 18 hours a year – an allocation it had burned through by the peak of the morning rush hour on Friday 8 January.

Jan 15 08:05

Cops Tased A Mentally Ill Non-Criminal To Death, And They Can't Be Prosecuted

Three North Carolina police officers used excessive force when they Tased a mentally ill man to death while taking him into custody, but they are nevertheless immune from prosecution because they didn't think they were violating the man's rights at the time, the Fourth Circuit ruled.

On April 23, 2011, Ronald Armstrong, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, was off his medication and poking holes in his leg "to let the air out," his sister, Jinia Armstrong Lopez said in a complaint filed in May 2013.

Lopez said she took her brother to Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C., but when he was being evaluated, he became frightened and ran from the emergency room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Never, EVER involve the police in the subduing of a mentally ill person; chances are they will die in police custody before they can ever get the help they need, and apparently can do this with impunity, with no ethical responsibility being laid for having caused the death.

Jan 15 08:03

Meet The Only Republican Who Voted Against Audit The Fed Bill: U.S. Senator Bob Corker

63-year-old Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. from Tennessee is the only Republican Senator who actually voted against the Audit the Fed bill. Despite posing as a 'fiscal conservative,' Corker's record speaks for itself and proves the opposite. He is in favor of a carbon tax. He opposes tax cuts, he opposed a measure to get rid of the 18-cents-per-gallon federal gasoline tax. He heartily endorsed the 2008 Wall Street bailout and supports taxing people for online purchases. He wants to provide over a BILLION dollars, from the tax slaves, in Homeland Security grants to states! Corker is also a rabid Zionist who strongly supports sanctions on Iran He also opposes trials for those suspected of terrorism. On his official Senate website, Corker drones on about Washington's "mounting debt" but never addresses the head of the snake, the federal reserve, and the fact that we borrow money at interest from a private central bank. Bob Corker is an absolute fraud and a criminal.

Jan 15 07:58

Meet the Orthodox Star of Oscar-Nominated 'Son of Saul'

In the film, Rohrig plays a member of the Sonderkommando, the units of Jewish male prisoners in the Nazi death camps who were forced to escort fellow Jews to the gas chambers, burn their bodies and shovel the ash into the river.
Note: Except there were no homicidal gas chamber, none! Ever notice how any holocau$t movie get academy awards, sometimes before it is even shown!

Jan 15 07:56

US Air Force pulls flyer for Martin Luther King day ‘fun shoot’: ‘It was an honest mistake’

.S. Air Force base in Georgia was forced to pull a flyer advertising a Martin Luther King Jr. Day “fun shoot” after public outcry, reports WMAZ.

The flyer — featuring the face of the civil rights icon — promoted a noon gathering on Jan. 18 for the Robins Air Force Base Trap and Skeet Club, where participants would get two rounds of shooting and lunch for $20.

Monday, Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of remembrance of the late Dr. King who was gunned down on April 4, 1968 at a Memphis motel.

An official at the military base’s Outdoor Recreation office said it was created by a marketing team and called it “an honest mistake.”

“We’re deeply sorry for any offense or harm caused by our insensitivity and failure to provide appropriate oversight of our marketing process. The flyer does not represent the values, opinions or views of the Department of Defense, the Air Force or Robins Air Force Base leadership and its employees, ” the apology stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; in the words of the wonderful American comic Ron White: "You can't fix stupid!!"

Jan 15 07:54

Jewish Rage as German Task Force Says Only 5 Works From Gurlitt Looted by Nazis

BERLIN - A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.
Note: Had enough yet!

Jan 15 07:52

Mike Huckabee: Poor Americans will be better off if we treat them like we ‘train dogs’

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued on Thursday that the “common sense” way to improve the economy was to treat taxpayers the with same techniques used to “train dogs.”

“That’s how I raise kids, it’s how I trained our dogs. And folks, it’s not that difficult.”

However, the Tax Policy Center determined last year that Huckabee’s plan would actually punish the poorest Americans.

“The problem is that very high-income households spend only a fraction of their income, while low- and middle-income people spend all or most of what they make,” the Tax Policy Center observed. “A sales tax, by design, exempts a large share of income at the top. If it includes a prebate to protect people at the bottom and doesn’t add to the deficit, then it must raise taxes on people in the middle.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...Like dogs", Governor?!?

That you so much for sharing with America's electorate just how you really feel about them, sir!!!!!

Dogs that need to be trained, are we?!?!?

No, we really get it; we really do get in what utter contempt you hold all American voters, to use that analogy.

Jan 15 07:51

Hungarian man faces jail for Holocaust denial on Facebook

According to the court ruling seen by AFP on Wednesday, the defendant was ordered to pay a fine of around 800,000 forints ($2,700/2,500 euros) or spend 400 days in jail.
Note: Protecting the holocau$t lies by imprisonment and fines!

Jan 15 07:32

Denmark is poised to pass a law requiring newly arrived refugees to hand over valuables, including gold or jewelry, to help pay for the costs of lodging them.

Denmark is poised to pass a law requiring newly arrived refugees to hand over valuables, including gold or jewelry, to help pay for the costs of lodging them. Under the proposal, asylum seekers who enter the country with more than 10,000 kroner, or about $1,450, in assets would have to help finance their stay.

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Jan 15 06:35

Occult Agenda: Why Did They Program the Sheep to Be Obsessed with the Kardashians?

Maybe "obsessed" is too strong of a word. Maybe the phrase "constantly tolerate" is better.

Why are we constantly inundated with Kardashian stories in the media?

It's a valid question, since this vapid, talentless group of people most well-known for strutting around half naked take up more headlines than actual relevant events which could potentially matter to a person's daily life.

I mean, Kim? Last time I checked, posting pictures of one's butt on Instagram and having Kanye West's babies isn't talent. Sorry.

And yet, somehow they got their own show: Keeping up with the Kardashians. Now who would really want to do that for any extended period of time? No really, why? That's like keeping up with watching a group of squirrels play on the fence in the backyard. It's cute for about two seconds, then it gets boring and you just have to move on. (Actually, maybe that's unfair to squirrels.)

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Jan 15 06:19

German leisure centre becomes the first to ban all migrants after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a public swimming pool by Syrian teenagers

A German leisure centre has become the first in the country to ban all migrants after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a public swimming pool by Syrian teenagers.

Jan 15 06:17

Planned Parenthood sues anti-abortion group behind secret videos

Exactly six months after the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released its first secretly recorded video accusing Planned Parenthood of trafficking in fetal tissue, the women’s health provider has filed suit in a San Francisco federal district court.

Jan 15 05:19

A “Homeland” Is a Country That Allows Domestic Use of Military

Have you seen Dahr Jamail’s report on U.S. military plans for war games in Washington state? I’m sure some observers imagine that the military is simply looking for a place to engage in safe and responsible and needed practice in hand-to-hand combat against incoming North Korean nuclear missiles, or perhaps to rehearse a humanitarian invasion of Russia to uphold the fundamental international law against Vladimir Putin’s existence.

But if you look over the history of domestic use of the U.S. military — such as by reading the new book Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military — it’s hard not to wonder whether, from the U.S. military’s point of view, at least a side benefit of the coming war game isn’t rehearsing for the next time citizens in kayaks interfere with a corporation intent on poisoning the earth’s climate with fossil fuels.

Jan 15 05:18

The Surprising Parallel Between Modern Germany and Pre-Hitler Germany

For most of Germany’s post World War Two history, their political scene has been largely devoid of any right-wing rhetoric. The reason why is obvious enough. Living under a brutal fascist regime that contributed to the deaths of millions has a habit of making any right-wing idea seem unappealing.

Japan’s culture has gone through the same process. After living under an openly militaristic regime that ended with two nuked cities, Japan has developed one of the most pacifistic foreign policies on the planet. When Japan’s parliament passed a law allowing their troops to deploy overseas, tens of thousands of Japanese citizens took to the streets to protest the decision. It’s not just a cornerstone of their legal code, being anti-war is a big part of their culture too.

Jan 15 05:09

"Ready for Hillary... to Take Your Guns": Brady Campaign Backs Clinton as Gun Control Advocates Throw Themselves at Her for President

It would appear a large segment of the liberal Dem population is definitely "Ready for Hillary"... to take away your guns, America.

After focusing her campaign around the idea that the U.S. desperately needs more gun control in recent months leading up to and following Obama's executive action announcement, famous pro-gun controllers with deep pockets are throwing money at Hillary to be the next commander-in-chief.

Major anti-gun endorsements are pouring in. Just a few days ago, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced it is backing Hillary. So are well-known gun control advocates Mark Kelly and his wife, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Hillary has already said that she'll sign more gun control executive orders if she becomes president...

Jan 15 04:22

Outrage over Charlie Hebdo cartoon of dead toddler Alan Kurdi as sex attacker

(*"Rapide , sortir les canons à eau"
souce officielle )

Jan 14 22:50

U.S. Media Condemns Iran’s “Aggression” in Intercepting U.S. Naval Ships — In Iranian Waters

Even when the White House was saying they did not yet regard the Iranian conduct as an act of aggression, American journalists were insisting that it was.

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Jan 14 19:20

RT Host Anissa Naouai Nails CNN for Whitewashing Child-Killing Terrorists

MUST SEE VIDEO 2 MINUTE VIDEO
Sometimes Western media has no limits on how low it will go to spread more anti-Russian lies, but in October of 2015, CNN topped them all.

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Jan 14 17:52

Locals being told lies, threatened, as Oregon Occupation intensifies

“There has been an extreme amount of intimidation and pressure on the community right now. It is coming from those who have basically occupied their town and it seems that most of it is coming from Judge Grasty.

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Jan 14 16:13

Netanyahu tells Hollywood stars to make films about Israel

After a week-long trip to the U.S., Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed Los Angeles on Thursday and was expected to arrive back in Israel on Friday afternoon. On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined a host of Hollywood stars for a dinner in his honor at the house of celebrated film producer Arnon Milchan. Israeli-born Milchan produced Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Among the dinner guests at the private event were Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Kate Hudson, Keanu Reeves, Billy Crystal and James Caan.

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Jan 14 15:30

Nevada Lawmaker: 'FBI Agents in Oregon are posing as militia'

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore is definitely not your average Republican. Fiore, who has a penchant for posting attractive pictures of herself posing with firearms which will remind you of 1980's glam rockers, represents District 4 in Clark County. An ardent supporter of Second Amendment and smaller, constitutional government, Fiore recently posted on twitter that 'FBI Agents in Oregon are posing as militia' and that Harney Co. Fire Chief Chris Briels in joining the Oregon occupiers, says he's resigned because he's lost faith in county government.

Jan 14 15:18

GERALD CELENTE JUST DESTROYED OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WITH THESE 7 SHOCKING WORDS

Jan 14 13:43

DAVID BOWIE EXPLAINS WHY HE TURNED DOWN A CHANCE TO BE KNIGHTED BY THE QUEEN

As the world mourns the death of David Bowie, more things are coming to light about his life and accomplishments that highlights the type of person that he truly was. One interesting fact that appeared in the news after his death, was that he turned down a chance to be knighted by the Queen of England. This was an opportunity that was seized by many British musicians including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger.

Jan 14 13:37

Catholic Bishop's Message To The People Of Gaza: "You live in a prison; the Israeli Confiscation Of Land Is In Violation Of International Law, You Are Not Forgotten"

Here is one story you probably won't see on CNN! Every January, an international contingent of Catholic Bishops meet in the Holy Land. They issued a strongly-worded statement today which noted that the Israeli "occupation eats away at the soul of both occupier and occupied.' The bishops added that the Israeli 'confiscation of land' in Gaza is "in violation of international law" and assured the Palestinian people that "you are not forgotten - Throughout 2016 we shall raise your plight nationally and internationally." They continued "The 2014 war led to the destruction of thousands of homes and the physical and social infrastructure of Gaza... To those Israelis and Palestinians who seek peace, you are not forgotten... Political leaders across the world must put greater energy into a diplomatic solution to end nearly 50 years of occupation and resolve the ongoing conflict so the two peoples and three faiths can live together in justice and peace."

Jan 14 12:43

Two Smoking Guns

Hillary for prison 2016?

snip: There are now more than 100 FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton. Her denial that she is at the core of their work is political claptrap with no connection to reality. It is inconceivable that the FBI would send such vast resources in the present dangerous era on a wild-goose chase.

Jan 14 12:41

Treasury Department confirms President Obama has fully turned around the U.S. economy

Jan 14 11:56

Towards the Collapse of Saudi Arabia

While the Saud family enjoys the last few moments of its dictatorship, the decapitation of the leader of the opposition, Nimr al-Nimr, deprives half of the Saudi population of all hope. For Thierry Meyssan, the fall of the kingdom has become inevitable. It will probably be accompanied by a long period of extreme violence.

Jan 14 11:42

“Man Made Water Disaster”: National Guard Take Water Door-to-Door in Contaminated Michigan

Government failed to ensure basic clean water in Flint, MI and now National Guard is saving residents from this man-made crisis...

The Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis... part of a larger contingent of Guardsmen who will help distribute bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents... as state health officials reported a spike in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the [area]

So, who do you trust to filter YOUR water?

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 14 11:38

U.S. Ag. Secretary Vilsack to Hold “Secret Meeting” to Rewrite GMO Labeling Law

The humble state of Vermont is rarely ever in the spotlight (unless we’re talking about maple syrup I suppose), but all eyes in the clean food movement are focused on the The Green Mountain State as July 1, 2016 looms. That’s when the state’s democratically passed, mandatory GMO labeling bill is set to take effect.

But now Vilsack, one of the many pro-GMO forces on the inside, is threatening to overturn it by holding an invitation-only meeting with the goal of “fixing” Vermont’s law before it goes into effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Tom Vilsak: yes, I am willing to pay more for organic, untampered-with food; I do not want GMO food, because I know, from way too many studies, that it is carcinogenic.

We know who owns you, Secretary Vilsak; that is obvious.

But may I suggest that if you want to impress people with the safety of GMO foods, I would suggest you go on a diet of only GMO food for one year, possibly in fields sprayed with glyphosate, and see what your health looks like after that year.

Of course, you won't do it, because, even though you most like take Monsanto's money, you know better.

And shame on you for attempting to reverse a law that Vermont voters wanted to see implemented; this is for the voters of Vermont to decide!!

Jan 14 11:19

Sailor Spent Months Learning to Blink Morse Code, ‘Kind of Pissed’ He Didn’t Get to Use It

After completing his online SERE training, Gallagher spent every spare moment in the months leading up to his deployment learning a skill many in the military no longer bother with: Morse code.

Jan 14 11:15

Face It: A Vote for Hillary Clinton Is a Vote for War

Less than a week out from the next Democratic debate—and less than a month from the Iowa caucuses—it’s time for all of us to acknowledge what is plainly true: A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war.

Liberals shouldn’t kid themselves that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is very different from the Republican frontrunners on this score. Conservatives should stop pretending too, so they can get on with digging into areas where true policy differences between the Democrats and Republicans might actually mean something.

Jan 14 10:19

American folk singer hopes peace concert for ISIS will win over terror group

An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace -- despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger.

Jan 14 10:18

Thousands flying to Canada flagged for security checks by new system

OTTAWA — Canada’s new security system for scrutinizing people who arrive by airplane singled out more than 2,300 passengers for closer examination during a recent three-month period, the federal border agency says.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the travellers — flagged for possible links to terrorism or serious crime — represented a tiny fraction of the millions who flew into the country.

Still, privacy and civil liberties watchdogs want to know more about the border agency’s so-called scenario-based targeting system to ensure individual rights are not being trampled.

The agency has implemented the targeting system, already used by the United States, as part of Canada’s commitment to co-operate with Washington under the 2011 continental security pact known as the Beyond the Border initiative.

Jan 14 10:17

REEFER MADNESS DEBUNKED AS MAJOR UK STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA DOES NOT REDUCE IQ IN TEENS

A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among teenagers. The study, published online January 6 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found a statistical association between cannabis use and decreased intellectual performance. However, this association vanished when the researchers took other variables into account. “The notion that cannabis use itself is causally related to lower IQ and poorer educational performance was not supported in this large teenage sample,” wrote Claire Mokrysz of the University College London and her colleagues.

Jan 14 10:16

Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups

Comcast has done plenty of things to frustrate subscribers over the years. In fact, some of the company’s recent moves are bad for all of us, not just for its own subscribers. The latest customer complaint making the rounds might be one of the most frustrating ones we’ve seen though, namely because it will likely only impact the savviest of Comcast’s Internet users, and it appears to be completely impossible to prevent.

Jan 14 10:12

UPSTATE NY POLICE SEIZE $8.5 MILLION IN ASSETS A YEAR WITHOUT HAVING TO PROVE A CRIME

Justin Lucas gathered up $50,000 in cash in 2011 to bail his brother out of jail on a drug charge. But when Lucas brought the money to the Otsego County jail in a brown paper bag, sheriff's deputies seized the cash without releasing his brother. They told him the money was the subject of a drug investigation.

Jan 14 10:08

Hillary Clinton's Shadowy History With Shadow Banking

Like the Clinton campaign's recent broadside against Sanders' Medicare-for-all health care plan, the attack is misleading and dishonest. It also sidesteps her complicated record on shadow banking as a senator, which includes a vote in favor of a bill that eventually fueled shadow banking in the mortgage market and exacerbated the financial crisis. Clinton's team, moreover, continues to criticize legislation supported by both Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would ameliorate the problems created by that bill.

Jan 14 09:56

PRINCETON STUDY SAYS U.S. NO LONGER AN ACTUAL DEMOCRACY

A groundbreaking study from Princeton University is causing a lot of controversy, but its findings are undeniable.

The university study explain that U.S. democracy is pure fiction. That is, the researchers explain, it simply does not exist.

The scholars behind the study asked the question: “[w]ho really rules?”

Researchers Martin Gilens along with Benjamin I. Page concluded that over the past few decades in particular, the U.S. political system has gradually changed in a way that has warped the Democratic Republic into a nearly pure oligarchy, where the elite 1% rule with almost total influence and control over the government and even police state apparatus.

The researchers drew data from over 1,800 different policy initiatives dating from 1981 to 2002. They concluded that wealthy, well-connected families are the ones who steer the direction of nearly everything politically in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete and utter) absence of shock!!

Jan 14 09:53

EMAILS EXPOSE CLOSE TIES BETWEEN HILLARY CLINTON AND ACCUSED WAR CRIMINAL HENRY KISSINGER

“I greatly admire the skill and aplomb with which you conduct our foreign policy,” wrote Henry Kissinger in a 2012 letter to “the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton.” The compliment was included as a handwritten postscript added to the printed letter.

The Feb. 7 letter, which was released in a batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a request that she help declassify documents from Kissinger’s time as secretary of state, which he says constitute “a unique record of a critical period in American foreign policy.”

Critics say Kissinger helped carry out egregious war crimes in this critical period, during which he served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's really not that complicated; sociopathic warmongers want to bind with other sociopathic warmongers!!

Jan 14 09:46

Trump Supporter Ann Coulter Obliterates Nikki Haley, Then Seeks Her Deportation

The Republican Party is dead. Long live Trump.

Governor Nikki Haley delivered the response last night to Barack Obama’s final SOTU Address.

Rather than focus on Barack Obama’s nasty remarks and attacks on Republican politicians the GOP last night focused their attention on bashing Donald Trump.

And they wonder why conservatives don’t trust them?

Trump supporter Ann Coulter obliterated Haley and the GOP after her Trump-trashing response.

Jan 14 09:45

Renault share price tanks following reports of emissions probe

Renault shares fell by as much as 20 per cent on Thursday after reports that investigators had seized computers from the car manufacturer in an alleged probe into emissions testing.

Jan 14 09:44

Prosecutors move to exclude video of drug raid that shows cops laughing and pocketing cash. Suspect's property later found for sale on Craigslist.

Prosecutors are hoping to exclude video footage of an officer allegedly stealing cash from the defendant during a drug raid, concerned that it will compromise the outcome of their case.

Crescent City resident James Banuelos is scheduled for a Jan. 25 jury trial on charges including methamphetamine possession and operating a drug house.

Jan 14 09:44

Student loan debt in the US has topped $1.3 trillion, growing $2000 per second

Total student loan debt in the US has topped $1.3 trillion.
It's not just an issue for people holding six figures' worth of loans — it's become a policy issue as well.
In September, the Obama administration announced a series of changes to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the go-to form for prospective college students applying for federal student aid.

Jan 14 09:04

Donbas militia source claims Kiev forces shell Donetsk airport from mortars

The shelling was reportedly conducted from 120 mm mortars and some of the shells fell on the Volvo Center located not far from the air terminal

Pro-Kiev armed units opened fire from mortars at the territory of Donetsk airport on Wednesday, a source at the agencies of law and order of the self-proclaimed unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters.

"Ukrainian units opened fire at the airport compound at about 19:43 and the shelling lasted about thirty minutes," he said. The shelling was conducted from 120 mm mortars and some of the shells fell on the Volvo Center located not far from the air terminal.

Jan 14 09:00

War Party Torpedoes Peace in Ukraine with Bombing

The supporters of the war in Ukraine reiterated their unwillingness to implement the truce agreed in Minsk with the resumption of the bombing of the airport in Donetsk, as was denounced today by rebel sources.
The Security Service of the insurgent Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) confirmed the attack from positions of ultranationalist units against the airfield in ruins, controlled for months by militia, began at midnight and lasted two hours.

Quoted by the News Agency of Donetsk, the source said that Kiev troops used 82mm mortars and fired a total of 10 mines against the airport in the area dominated by the DPR.

Jan 14 08:44

Use a Lot of Condoms? You Might Be Reported to DHS

One of the most startling developments in the War on Terror, was when the Department of Homeland Security started classifying previously benign behaviors and beliefs as signs of terrorism. Are you a conservative or a libertarian? Terrorist. Are you an evangelical Christian? Terrorist. Have you ever taken pictures of monuments or infrastructure? Super terrorist.

Now the DHS is starting to apply that same logic to other crimes, like sex trafficking. They’re going to start teaching hotel staff how to spot the tell-tale signs of sex trafficking, which include “seeing too many condoms in garbage cans,” “frequent use of ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign,” and if “the minibar needs to be frequently restocked.” So I guess if you’re on your honeymoon, you might be suspected of sex trafficking.

Jan 14 08:43

Big money fights to block marijuana legalization: "Our analysis of contribution data found that Wasserman Schultz and her leadership PAC have received $330,568 from the Beer, Wine, & Liquor industry since her first congressional election cycle in 2006"

Pot! Glorious pot. Few issues have seen a more rapid shift in public opinion, with a majority of Americans now in favor of legalizing marijuana — up from just 34% a decade ago.

Jan 14 08:42

? ?"With integrity and principle, the Vermont senator is calling Americans to a political revolution." "We believe such a revolution is not only possible but necessary—and that’s why we’re endorsing Bernie Sanders for president." - The Nation Magazine

A year ago, concerned that ordinary citizens would be locked out of the presidential nominating process, The Nation argued that a vigorously contested primary would be good for the candidates, for the Democratic Party, and for democracy. Two months later, Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched a campaign that has already transformed the politics of the 2016 presidential race. Galvanized by his demands for economic and social justice, hundreds of thousands of Americans have packed his rallies, and over 1 million small donors have helped his campaign shatter fund-raising records while breaking the stranglehold of corporate money. Sanders’s clarion call for fundamental reform—single-payer healthcare, tuition-free college, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, the breaking up of the big banks, ensuring that the rich pay their fair share of taxes—have inspired working people across the country.

Jan 14 08:41

Cop “Accidentally” Shoots and Kills 12-Year-Old Girl While Serving Her Father with an Eviction Notice

More and more people are being driven over the edge in the American police state. Its just sad that we live in a country where people are losing their jobs and ability to support themselves and their families left and right, where home after home after home sits vacant across the countryside while people are arrested for feeding a burgeoning homeless population, and where you can get forcibly evicted by law enforcement with no recourse and have your child killed all in the same minute. And the people running things are trying to start more overseas war.

What about the one that’s being fueled right here at home?

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Jan 14 08:39

Legionnaires’ Disease Spikes in Flint, MI Amid Poisoned Water Crisis; National Guard Activated, Police Delivering Water Door-to-Door

As Flint, Michigan residents continue to deal with a state of emergency declared over their contaminated water supply, a sharp increase in cases of an atypical pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease has hit the community.

On Wednesday, state officials hosted a press conference acknowledging the uptick in the cases of Legionnaires’ disease, but gave no new advice to the public regarding water usage, saying they have yet to determine the cause of the disease. Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, said a more thorough analysis was still to come.

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Jan 14 08:35

$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot goes to 3 winners in 3 states

An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope one of them is a Rivero's Ranger! :)

Jan 14 08:33

Oregon Fire Chief Catches FBI Agents Posing as Militia – Quits His Job in Protest

By John Vibes

This week, Harney County Fire Marshall Chris Briels resigned after discovering undercover FBI agents posing as militia members near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which has been the site of a standoff for weeks now. According to Briels, he found FBI agents who were impersonating militia members lurking around the town’s armory. When he inquired about the undercover operation with county Judge Steve Grasty he was told to back off...

Jan 14 08:32

Colorado Celebrates Legalization Anniversary: Massive Drop in Arrests and Millions in Tax Revenue

More than three years have passed since Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana, which immediately allowed adults to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. This past New Year’s Day marked the two year anniversary of adults being able to legally buy marijuana in Colorado. The policy is still in its formative stage, but the first year after marijuana sales started in Colorado went very well and we continue to see the good shape of things to come.

Jan 14 08:26

JPMorgan 4Q profit rises 10 pct as expenses decline

(*I detect The Glimmer Of BEX over here . )

Jan 14 08:13

Best Buy Reports Disappointing Holiday Season, Stock Plummets

Best Buy’s 9-week comparable sales during the holiday season dropped 1.2%, which caused investors to become highly concerned

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY) disclosed that its same-store sales (SSS), for the nine-week period ended January 2, 2016, have decreased 1.2%. The company’s stock reacted immediately to the news, and is trading down 7.75% at $27.01, as of 8:09 AM EST, in the pre-market trading hours today.

CEO Hubert Joly commented: “The Domestic decline was primarily driven by the mobile phone category, which was softer than both our expectations and the prior year.” The executive also mentioned that online revenue for the holiday period grew 12.6%.

Jan 14 07:59

Russia sends Netherlands 'new important facts' on MH17 crash

According to the Russian side, Kiev should have closed the airspace over the country’s southeast back in April 2014

Deputy head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) Oleg Storchevoy has sent Chairman of the Dutch Safety Board Tjibbe Joustra comments on the final report prepared by the Dutch agency concerning the circumstances of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine in the summer of 2014.

"I am forwarding you for your consideration and taking necessary decisions new important facts that should be reflected in the final report," reads Storchevoy’s letter posted on Rosaviatsiya’s website on Thursday.

Jan 14 07:51

Alps avalanche: Why was school party on closed piste?

How did a group of school children come to be on a black level ski piste that was closed to the public? That's the question being asked in France on Thursday after they were swept away by an avalanche.

Jan 14 07:44

Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicts dead Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as sex offender

(*at least the goons over at charlie hebrew get to 'enjoy' freedom of speech . I might be in 'trouble' for saying so .)

Jan 14 07:39

Cruz May Amend Disclosures to Show '12 Goldman Campaign Loan

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he'll amend finance reports from his successful 2012 Texas Senate bid, if necessary, to show he received loans used to cover campaign costs.

Cruz made the comments Wednesday after a New York Times report said he and his wife, Heidi, obtained low-interest loans from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup in the first half of 2012. The funds totaled as much as $750,000 and increased to a maximum of $1 million, according to the Times, which cited personal financial disclosures that didn't give an explanation for their purpose.

The loans weren't disclosed in campaign finance reports at the time, the newspaper reported. Candidates are required to file paperwork showing loans used to pay for their campaigns. Heidi Cruz is on leave from her job as a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

"Heidi and I, when we ran for Senate,>>>

Jan 14 07:25

4-minute video: brilliantly sharp satire on UK PM War Criminal ‘Bomber Dave’ Cameron

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Yew Choob’s 4-minute satire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBc0cMnVhY

With artistic and factual self-expression, We the People of the 99% will expose and end the .01%’s ongoing War Crimes, bankster looting, and “official” lies to cover these crimes.

Those of us working to expose the US/UK/Israel unlawful armed attacks as Wars of Aggression all started with known lies have never ever ever ever been refuted. If anyone knows of any attempt to argue these wars as lawful by comparing them to the crystal-clear letter and intent of war law, please let us know.

The facts that the brilliantly sharp video point to are Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes of:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).

Jan 14 04:39

Israeli prosecutors urge life sentences for killers of Palestinian teen

Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday called for life sentences for two young Jews convicted of burning alive a Palestinian teen, part of an upsurge in violence ahead of the 2014 Gaza war.
Note: They have not had their homes demolished yet like Israel does to Palestinians!

Jan 14 04:31

Swedish minister 'not welcome in Israel' after comments

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom will not be welcome in Israel following her call for investigations into the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces and other critical comments, a top Israeli official said Wednesday.
Israel's fiery deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, harshly criticised Wallstrom, calling her comments "a mix of blindness and political stupidity".
Note: Don't feel bad Margot none of the Palestinians are welcome either!

Jan 14 02:39

Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 4 gunmen, 3 others dead

• Bomb blasts and gunfire rock central Jakarta, Indonesia
• Several explosions have been heard
• At least seven reported dead - Isis to blame, say officials
• Police suspect a suicide bomber is responsible for at least one blast
• Witnesses are reporting three suicide bomb explosions took place at a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta
• There are reports of ongoing gun battles in the street
• There have been no arrests yet

Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area of downtown Jakarta and waged gun-battles with police, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise windows.

There were unconfirmed media reports of explosions in other parts of Jakarta.

Jan 13 23:56

Anti-immigrant 'Soldiers of Odin' raise concern in Finland

Oh! My Gosh! Viking Supremacist Militias are forming in Finland(WTF Finns are Turkic not Norse!) to combat the illegal immigrant problem. Can't you see it? A bunch of "Vikings" whacked out on Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms and Mead going toe to toe with the illegals.

Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the "Soldiers of Odin" have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police.

Jan 13 21:08

Terpenes!

?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Formula: C21H30O2
Molecular Mass: 314.2246 g/mol
Boiling Point: 157 °C (315 °F)

?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as “?9-THC,” “D9-THC,” “d9-THC” or simply “THC”) is a neutral cannabinoid, well known for being strongly psychoactive. Of all the scientific discoveries that have been made about THC, probably the single most important was how THC enabled scientists to discover the existence of the Endocannabinoid system in vertebrate animals (including humans): a critical part of physiology that, up until then, was unknown. THC has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments and disorders including pain, tumors, nausea and ADHD.

And there is more!

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Jan 13 19:10

Hillary Clinton in 2008: “Since When Do Other Democrats Attack Each Other on Universal Healthcare?”

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been excoriating fast-rising rival Bernie Sanders for his proposal to adopt a single-payer universal health care plan. But in 2008, she decried the notion that a fellow Democrat would attack another for proposing universal coverage.

Jan 13 19:06

Oregon judge proposes militia pay $75,000 a day for occupying refuge

A local judge in Oregon has raised the prospect of making the armed militia occupying a federal wildlife refuge pay as much as $75,000 a day for the toll the standoff is costing the rural county.

Jan 13 18:40

A Review of Incontrovertible, the New (9/11) Documentary by Tony Rooke

... these are only a fraction of the 9/11 miracles that, fully sanctioned by what purports to be a free and truth-seeking mainstream media, make up the essential fabric of an official narrative that has been used to eviscerate our Bill of Rights, steamroll Newton's laws of motion, and foment hatred, racism, and intolerance. It's a tragic narrative that has allowed the soulless to wrest control of public policy from the sane and has commandeered hearts and minds of disillusioned youths in both America and abroad, luring them to fight and die in endless wars that feed the power-hungry aims and fill the bottomless pockets of tycoons, tyrants, and terrorists alike.

It is this narrative that is the subject of Incontrovertible, a powerful new documentary by U.K. filmmaker Tony Rooke. Insightful, compelling, and comprehensive, Incontrovertible delivers sobering messages that will stir the soul, enrage the conscience, and kindle a fervent resolve to speak truth to power.

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Jan 13 18:30

Obama's State of the Union Address | Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux

will we survive the Obama hangover and reality snap-back?

Jan 13 18:20

BREAKING: Harney County Fire Chief Resigns. FBI Caught Posing As Militia At Local Armory

As Pete Santilli has been reporting for weeks now; the FBI is known to covertly stage possible false flag scenarios and Santilli has therefore been openly calling for the Sheriff to ask the FBI to leave Harney County. Essentially, the FBI has a history of setting up fake terrorist attacks in order to justify utilizing lethal and overwhelming force to overpower their targets --- in this instance, they are premeditating the murders via a "false-flag-terror" event of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupiers & their supporters. (The FBI may create a terror attack by one of their operatives, and then blame the militia. This will be a pretext to executing lethal resolution of the Constitutional Crisis on Burns, Oregon)

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Jan 13 16:33

Legal age of drinking could be lowered in three States

Americans who ask why the legal age for going to war is lower than that for buying alcohol could finally get a break: three states are considering lowering the drinking age, believing it will go a long way to combatting accidental deaths and bingeing.

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Jan 13 15:57

Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

For centuries, treaties have defined the relationship between many Native American nations and the U.S. More than 370 ratified treaties have helped the U.S. expand its territory and led to many broken promises made to American Indians.

A rare exhibit of such treaties at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., looks back at this history. It currently features one of the first compacts between the U.S. and Native American nations – the Treaty of Canandaigua.

Jan 13 15:54

Broken Treaties 101

The United States has a long history in which it abused its relative power over other populations. Its relations with Native Americans were no different in this regard. The United States frequently signed and committed itself to treaties with Native Americans that they repeatedly broke, a practice that has been present in American policy since its inception.

Native Americans without Treaties

One of the largest groups of Native Americans without a treaty of recognition with the US are the Native Hawaiians—the native people that inhabited the State of Hawaii. Though it is undisputed that the Native Hawaiians are a native people—people that are indigenous to the land they now live on that were there before any contact with the US or European explorers—the Hawaiians are not what lawyers call a recognized tribe.

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Jan 13 15:48

Manjaro Linux

The Manjaro community is proud to present another update to the Gnome Edition installation media.

The Manjaro community is happy to announce a fresh release of the Fluxbox edition, including the latest packages of the Manjaro 15.12 “Capella” stable branch.

The Manjaro community is proud to announce the release of Manjaro i3 15.12. With this newest version of manjaro-i3 we deliver a complete set of command line applications together with their convenient and more beginner-friendly graphical alternatives.

Manjaro Mate-Desktop 1.12 released! After a month of testing, stable release comes finaly true!

After some developing a month and testing the up coming ISO build’s, stable Cinnamon ISO is there !

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Jan 13 15:26

Most Powerball Lotto Players Desperate to “Escape From the Feeling of Poverty”

American Dream? Dream on. Not in today's economy. Few opportunities offer grander possibilities than hitting the jackpot – and lower odds of becoming reality.

Researchers found in one study that people made to feel poor bought more lottery tickets.

The findings, he said, “suggest that lottery tickets provide an escape from the feeling of poverty.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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Jan 13 12:28

Creedence Clearwater Lead John Fogerty Clarifies Hit Song “Run Through the Jungle” Is a Plea for Gun Control

Former lead singer and guitarist for CCR John Fogerty recently said in an interview that the “jungle” he’s singing about in the band’s 1970 hit “Run Through the Jungle” is not Vietnam.

“The thing I wanted to talk about was gun control and the proliferation of guns,” Fogerty said. “I think my first experience as a kid was hearing about the fellow that climbed up in the Texas tower and was able to kill several people on the campus.”

What great timing for declaring a 46-year-old song is part of a gun control agenda, no?

Jan 13 12:03

Obama’s Final State of the Union: Lies, Evasions and Threats

The final State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night by President Barack Obama was a demonstration of the incapacity of the American political system to deal honestly or seriously with a single social question.

Obama evaded the real issues that affect tens of millions of working people in America every day of their lives. He painted a ludicrous picture of economic recovery and social progress that insulted the intelligence of his television audience—and went unchallenged by the millionaire politicians assembled in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

Summing up what he called “the progress of these past seven years,” Obama gave first place to “how we recovered from the worst economic crisis in generations.” The so-called “recovery” has been a bonanza for corporate profits, stock prices, and the wealth and income of the super-rich. For the working people who are the vast majority of the population, it has been a disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two words I can think of which characterise President Obama's SOTU speech yesterday: complete disconnect.

This man and his administration are completely disconnected from the blood on their hands from various military misadventures around the world, in interventions which made the situations in these countries worse. Think about Somalia; Iran; Libya, and Afghanistan, and you'll get the picture.

Military spending, and the spending for weapons systems has escalated wildly under Obama's watch, while benefits and health care for our Vets has been brutally stripped away.

Obama has cemented the Surveillance State into law in this country, with any real right to privacy well and truly flushed; he has eviscerated the Constitution and Bill of Rights almost worse than did his predecessor.

Ask most people in the US, particularly those who get up in the mornings, and still have a job to go to, about how well they have done, economically, under Obama's watch; wages are flat, inflation (particularly that in food and healthcare) has skyrocketed, and discretionary spending doesn't even exist, for some of these folks.

And the inconvenient truth about this man, at the end of the day, is that he is no less beholden to the huge corporations and the banks then are his Republican colleagues.

Jan 13 11:38

Gaza activists' lawsuit argues Israel attacked US territory in raid on ship

Four activists are attempting to make legal history by arguing that Israel attacked American territory when it raided a US-registered ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza six years ago.

Gaza convoy activists claim Israeli soldiers using debit cards stolen in raid
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The group said they were shot with rubber bullets, Tasered and handcuffed by masked commandos during a “terrifying” midnight assault on their vessel, part of a flotilla seeking to break Israel’s naval blockade in 2010. One was injured by a stun grenade that exploded one foot from his head, he said, causing permanent partial loss of sight in one eye.

Several legal actions have been launched since the May 2010 incident, in which nine Turkish activists died on the Mavi Marmara ship, but none have succeeded. In 2014, the international criminal court decided not to investigate because the alleged crimes were not considered to be of “sufficient gravity”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are very brave people, and I hope and pray that their lawsuit is successfully won.

Jan 13 11:32

The Biggest Threat

The headlines are filled with the latest alleged threat posed by ISIS – a band of savages thousands of miles away that, at most, has the capacity to inspire the crazies in our midst to acts of relatively smalltime violence.

Relative, that is, to the real threat of violence, which emanates from our own “defense” policies as formulated in Washington, D.C. – the very real and growing threat of nuclear war.

In short, the world is rapidly becoming a much more dangerous place. And it’s not because of ISIS, or the “terrorist threat” – it’s due to our policy of global intervention, which requires a “forward stance” that includes rattling the nuclear saber.

Why do we have over 7,000 nukes in our arsenal – enough to destroy the world several times over? Why are the contracts for “modernization” speeding through the procedural hoops faster than anyone can keep track of them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ultimately, the cold, clear eye of historical perspective will judge President Obama as one of the most Machiavellian, sociopathic warmongers of the 21st century.

I am willing to bet the the Nobel Committee which awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize is collectively wringing their hands about how lousy a decision they made in awarding him what had previously been a rather significant global accolade.

Jan 13 11:25

Victim’s Father Demands Obama Use Martial Law Powers: “Declare State of Emergency for Gun Epidemic”

Would Obama really use martial law to satisfy his hunger for destroying the 2nd Amendment? Does a bear... woods?

Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on CNN.com calling for Obama to declare a “National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic.”

Why have you not declared a state of emergency to halt the Gun Violence Epidemic?

Read more at SHTFplan.com.

Jan 13 11:19

Obama calls on US Congress to authorize use of military force against Islamic State

"If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL," he says.

US Congress should authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization [banned in Russia], US President Barack Obama said at his last State of the Nation address on Wednesday. "If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — formed name of IS]. Take a vote," Obama said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Congress: please do not do this.

If such legislation is passed, it will give President Obama a "blank check" with which to invade any country he feels like invading, with no Congressional oversite.

Obama's Executive Office overreach has already been given enough of a free hand by Congress already, thank you very much.

Jan 13 11:14

42% of Americans Ditch Two-Party System, Say Government is Biggest Problem

More people in the United States than ever are breaking away from the political duopoly by refusing to self-identify as either Democrat or Republican — and they now effectively comprise the true silent majority: Independents.

Jan 13 11:04

The Power of The Nuke Cartel: The Westlake Radioactive Landfill vs. The LA Methane Leak

Popeye gives an example of the power that the nuclear weapons cartel wields by pointing out the difference in the responses to the massive methane leak in Los Angeles California vs. the Westlake Radioactive Landfill in St. Louis.

Jan 13 10:45

93% OF AMERICAN COUNTIES HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM THE RECESSION

Supposedly, the Fed’s decision to hike rates last month conveyed something about the strength of the US economy. “I think the economy is on the road to recovery,” diminutive Chairwoman Yellen told the the Economic Club of Washington two weeks before liftoff. “We’re doing well,” she added, for good measure.

Now first, the idea that we’re “on the road” to recovery is a bit disconcerting in and of itself. After all, it’s not as if the crisis happened last year. We’re talking about recovering from something that happened eight long years ago. If we’re not there yet, one would be forgiven for suggesting that we’re not ever going to get there.

Second, to the extent the “data” do show something that to the untrained eye might be mistaken for a robust recovery, you have to remember that the statistics can be made to show whatever a bunch of central planners want them to show.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The disconnect between the people making economic decisions for this country, and the people who are badly, economically injured by those decisions grows by orders of magnitude daily.

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