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CURRENT EVENTS

Mar 20 17:41

Justice Department Refuses To Prosecute New York Police Killer Of Ramarley Graham

Earlier this month, over four years after the murder of Ramarley Graham in his Bronx apartment, Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that he would not prosecute his killer, Officer Richard Haste, on civil rights charges. Bharara claimed there was “insufficient evidence to meet the high burden of proof required for a federal criminal civil rights prosecution.”

Mar 20 17:12

On 13th Anniversary of Iraq War, Pentagon Confirms US Marine Killed by Islamic State Rocket Fire

By Baran Hines

Pentagon officials confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. Marine was killed in a rocket attack by Islamic State in Northern Iraq. The attack occurred Saturday as ISIS targeted a US-led coalition firebase near Makhmur, according to a Pentagon statement released Saturday...

Mar 20 16:50

Vet Goes on Hunger Strike After the State Took His Kids for Him Legally Using Cannabis for PTSD

By Matt Agorist

Disabled Navy veteran Raymond Schwab moved to Colorado last year to free himself from addictions that grew out of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by the VA to treat his service-related physical and psychological injuries.

Because Schwab is legally using medicinal cannabis in Colorado, officials in prohibitionist Kansas have abducted five of his children, ranging from 5 to 16 years of age...

Mar 20 15:47

Presidential Commission approved use of Directed Energy Weapons on the populace, experiments

In the dawn of 2012, many Americans, still left in the dark and unawakened to the fact that their omnipotent government and floundering leaders in Washington would have anything less than the peoples best interest at heart, will now face one of their biggest fears

Mar 20 12:25

Syrian Catholic Archbishop To Kerry: U.S. is "censoring all the complicity that led to the creation of the jihadist monster"

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo had strong words in response to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday. Bishop Hindo said "the proclamation of genocide is accomplished by pointing the spotlight on Daesh and censoring all the complicity and historical and political processes that led to the creation of the jihadist monster, since the war waged in Afghanistan against the Soviets by supporting armed Islamist groups. One wants to erase all the strange factors that led to the sudden and abnormal emergence of Daesh.

Mar 20 10:58

The Zionists Censor a Textbook – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

In early March 2016 executives at McGraw-Hill took the extreme step of withdrawing from the market a published text, Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, and then proceeded to destroy all the remaining books held in inventory. (Did they burn them?)

Mar 20 10:04

Welcome to the Information Website for the Zepeda v. PayPal Settlement.

If you are a current or former user of PayPal in the United States who had an active PayPal account between April 19, 2006 and November 5, 2015, this Notice describes your rights and potential benefits from a class action settlement.

This website summarizes a proposed class action settlement of claims brought against PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”) and eBay Inc. (“eBay”) (together, “Defendants”). The Settlement resolves a lawsuit in which Plaintiffs allege that PayPal improperly handled disputed transactions on PayPal accounts and improperly placed holds and reserves on accounts or closed or suspended accounts. Plaintiffs also allege that PayPal failed to provide annual error-resolution notices and monthly account statements under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

You are part of the Settlement if you had an active PayPal account between April 19, 2006 and November 5, 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My own run-in with PayPal was in 2003, so I do not qualify for this settlement, but others certainly do!

Mar 20 09:58

EXCLUSIVE: #CrushTrump Organizers Caught on Audio Thrilled About Media Portrayal

A group of men who appear to be organizers of today’s massive Anti-Donald Trump rally in New York City are thrilled they were captured saying they believed CNN’s coverage of the event was “great” because it made the chaotic protest that lead to dozens of clashes with the police out to be “nonviolent.”

The audio, captured exclusively by Breitbart News, also shows that the organizers want to give the impression that the video was “nonviolent,” despite the fact that they know there was violence at the protest, which they want the media to chalk up to “a few troublemakers.”

At one point, the organizers can be heard discussing a video that they say is “amazing” but that they admit they will not be putting out, presumably because it contradicts the nonviolent narrative they wish to promote.

Mar 20 09:52

Trump Rally Protesters are Rent-A-Mob to Sabotage Him - Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com

Mar 20 09:48

Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

An important Illinois Senate committee has passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in the Illinois, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Mar 20 09:48

A man poured boiling water on a gay couple. Georgia won't charge him with a hate crime.

A man and his boyfriend in Atlanta spent 10 days and nearly one month in a hospital, respectively, after another man poured boiling hot water on them, allegedly because of their sexual orientation.
Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert were sleeping in Gooden's apartment on February 12 when Martin Blackwell, the boyfriend of Gooden's mother, walked in. According to Tolbert, Blackwell poured boiling water on the men, causing severe burns that required surgery to treat. Blackwell, who didn't live in the apartment, told Tolbert, "Get out of my house with all that gay shit."

Mar 20 09:26

Will Bill Moyers Ever Tell The Truth About Lyndon Johnson?

Well some of the pukes who conspired to kill JFK are still alive and writing their BS! A little hidden history for you all!

"Get that goddamned "bubble [top] off unless it's pouring rain" said Bill Moyers just hours before John Kennedy's head was blown off in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Moyers, doing advance work for Lyndon Johnson in Austin, was speaking to a Ms. Harris who told the Secret Service. "Goddamn" was a favorite word of Moyer's boss Lyndon Johnson and the "bubbletop" was a removable, black protective top for the president's limousine.

While the bubble-top was not bullet-proof it was opague and would have prevented a sniper in a tall building from getting a clear 'head-shot".

After the murder of JFK, Bill Moyers assumed a lot of power as a very young and inner circle aide to Lyndon Johnson. One of the things that attracted a young Bill Moyers to Lyndon Johnson was that LBJ exuded "power," not that LBJ was a decent, honest and likeable man.

Mar 20 09:06

The GOP Elites Have Themselves to Blame

Trump's the symptom, not the disease. The Republican establishment has been infecting the body politic for years.

Mar 20 09:06

Why the Rise of Trump, Cruz and Sanders Is the Logical Result of the 1% Not Paying Taxes

You reap what you sow. The Republican Party – pushed along by large segments of the “Third Way” Democrats – crafted policies that allowed the American rich to go on tax strike, that allowed them to deindustrialize the United States and that allowed their banks to control the destiny of people from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters.

This land is their land. Democracy is the mask of the 1 percent.

The detritus of those policies created under-employment and endemic social crises. Between the prison industrial complex and the opioid crisis lies the fault line of race: otherwise these are identical. Wages plummeted, but debt-fueled consumption allowed the American Dream to remain alive. The Great Recession of 2007 awoke sections of the country from its credit card somnolence. For the first time in decades, the American Dream seemed unrealistic. The lives of American children would most certainly be economically more fragile than those of their parents.

Mar 20 09:04

Americans fear a life of 'dead-end crap jobs with crap wages'

JO-ANN WAS A CHILD PRODIGY WHO WENT TO COLLEGE AT AGE 14. SHE GRADUATED AND LANDED A COVETED JOB AT CITIGROUP.
Soon she was flying around the world leading meetings. Then she jumped to a management role at a financial printer. She was middle class, maybe even on her way to the upper middle class ... until the tech bubble burst. And September 11th hit.

Mar 20 08:49

Someone broke into Flint, Michigan's city hall back in December and stole a bunch of "Water Files" right as the investigation was being started.

Mystery still surrounds an unsolved December break-in at an executive office inside City Hall where Flint water files were kept.

Mar 20 08:48

What Americans Don’t Get About Nordic Countries. The reason Nordics stick with the system is because they can see that they come out ahead—not just as a group, but as individuals.

Bernie Sanders is hanging on, still pushing his vision of a Nordic-like socialist utopia for America, and his supporters love him for it. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is chalking up victories by sounding more sensible. “We are not Denmark,” she said in the first Democratic debate, pointing instead to America’s strengths as a land of freedom for entrepreneurs and businesses. Commentators repeat endlessly the mantra that Sanders’s Nordic-style policies might sound nice, but they’d never work in the U.S. The upshot is that Sanders, and his supporters, are being treated a bit like children—good-hearted, but hopelessly naive. That’s probably how Nordic people seem to many Americans, too.

Mar 20 08:43

George Soros’ Anti-Trump Campaign

His groups are subversive, undermining fundamental freedoms, listed as undesirable foreign organizations in Russia for good reason. They’re prohibited from supporting political parties, free to engage in other activities.

Soros menaces democratic freedoms worldwide. He supports war goddess, Wall Street favorite Hillary Clinton for president, pouring millions of dollars into her campaign.

At the same time, he’s militantly anti-Trump. His ruffians disrupted his March 11 Chicago rally, stoking violence, causing it to be cancelled for security reasons.

They’ve been disruptive at other Trump events, using dirty tactics to turn voters against him - not for his racist and other extremist views, for concern about power brokers not being able to control him.

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Mar 20 08:40

Democracy Spring: Soros Group Plans 'Largest Civil Disobedience Action of the Century'


WITH LITTLE FANFARE AND ALMOST NO NEWS MEDIA ATTENTION, SOME OF THE SAME RADICAL GROUPS INVOLVED IN SHUTTING DOWN DONALD TRUMP’S CHICAGO RALLY LAST WEEK ARE PLOTTING A MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH.
George Soros has just declared war on America. With the Soros millions behind them, a brand new far Left anarchist group named after the Arab Spring hoax of a few years back, has vowed to set America on fire both figuratively and literally. These are the exact same people that caused mass disruptions at Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago last week. They are vowing to not quit until thousands of them are in jail for crimes against the government. Though they don’t mention Trump by name, they are obviously aiming to stop his run for the presidency as they just attempted to do in Chicago.

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Mar 20 08:38

Liberal in Klan Outfit Disrupts Trump Rally- Black Supporter had Enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media report on this incident leaves out the KKK provocation and merely reports that a Trump supporter beat someone up.

Mar 20 08:30

Hillary Clinton’s Emails. A Sunni-Shiite War Would be Good for Israel and the West. Senior Israeli Intelligence Official

The intelligence service of Israel considers a potential Sunni-Shiite war in Syria a favorable development for the country and the West, according to an email archive of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, released by WikiLeaks.

The author of the email, forwarded by Clinton in July 2012, argued that Israel is convinced Iran would lose “its only ally” in the Middle East, if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad collapses.

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Mar 20 08:27

Media’s Global Anti-Trump Coverage Proves The Matrix Is Real

Have you noticed? The media has actually created a magical “news bubble” around us like a mythical rainbow unicorn where nothing else is happening in the world besides what would appear to be all-out WORLDWIDE anti-Trump propaganda spewing from every corner and crack of the planet, as if American citizens live in a tiny box where the only news that’s happening right now is how evil, horrible, and hated by the Establishment, world leaders, movie stars, etc. Trump is. (Which, by the way, just makes everyone want to vote for him more, so if the plot is to destroy the GOP so Hillary takes it, then bravo, it’s working.) The propaganda is so thick, if you watch it too long you might go blind.

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Mar 20 08:02

Edward Snowden: Privacy Can't Depend On Corporations Standing Up To The Government

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden opened the Free Software Foundation's LibrePlanet 2016 conference on Saturday with a discussion of free software, privacy and security, speaking via video conference from Russia.

Mar 20 08:01

Tigers 'starved to death' to make $500 aphrodisiac wine with their bones. Growing demand has led to an increase in tiger farming, even extending to neighboring Laos and Vietnam.

Tiger wine, an aphrodisiac which sells for more than $500 a bottle, now faces backlash from animal rights activists who say the big cats are being kept in shocking conditions before their bones are eventually mixed in as the special ingredient.

Mar 20 07:58

LEAKED: Big Business and Washington to have final say on EU trade laws under TTIP

Unelected European Commission (EC) officials won’t be able to make new trade laws without asking Washington first, if the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) comes into force, a leaked document reveals.

A secret document obtained by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) indicates that the EC will have the power to decide where Brussels should cooperate with the US, while domestic governments and the European Parliament (EP) see power slip away from them.

Details of the leaked document, which were first published in The Independent on Friday, suggest that the EP's role on the international stage could lessen, according to the CEO. The think tank also says US regulators will take on a dubious role in European trade decisions under so-called “regulatory cooperation.”

Mar 20 07:57

The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony

The Rothschild/Rockefeller/banking/energy/arms/drugs oligopoly that has enslaved humankind and decimated planet earth for the last few centuries is coming apart at the seams. The arrogance and stupidity of the self-proclaimed “illuminated ones”, who operate their matrix from the city of London, is being writ large for all to see.

Mar 20 07:40

Guess who wants American taxpayers to pay for the healthcare of all immigrants who get into the United States ILLEGALLY

Hillary Clinton wants American taxpayers to pay for the healthcare of all illegal immigrants who get into the United States, Chelsea Clinton told a health-care salesman.

Mar 20 07:37

No matter who you are for, this election cycle has forever taken the blinders off any last US citizens who didn't realize that mainstream media and political parties all really worked for the same establishment goalkeepers.

Never again will the mainstream media be believed.

Never again will the two parties be believed.

A generation of US citizens will walk around for the rest of their live's knowing they live with a fundamental lie of government representation .

There are no more "conspiracy theorists" because the conspiracy theories have all been made open for all to see. There are no disbelievers left. There is only everyone and those paid or incentivized to spread false disbelief.

I have no idea how it will affect the future but I am certain it will greatly affect it in one or more ways.

Mar 20 07:31

Clinton Emails: How Google Worked With Hillary to Try and Overthrow Syria’s Assad

The Silicon Valley’s technotronic oligarchy have been exposed as a mere extension of the CIA in terms of playing a role in Washington’s state policy of regime change in Syria.

This latest email release reveals how then US Secretary of State, and now Democratic presidential favorite Hillary Clinton colluded with executive at Google to launch a digital PR onslaught against the president of Syria, Bashar al Assad.

This is all part of Google’s ‘color revolution’ business, and also part of the Smart Power Complex used to manufacture public consent for ‘humanitarian interventions’ globally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not quite the warm fuzzy image of Google we were fed in the movie "The Interns", is it?

Mar 20 07:29

Only Human – But Not Necessarily Stupid

Existence of the Parasitic Human Controller class is structured in a compartmentalized, pyramid format.

The entirety of Human Society has been forcefully re-structured by the domineering predator class, into a parasitic, repressive, pyramid form, where a small handful of predators at the top of the pyramid, feed off from, and control the many at the bottom of the pyramid.

Repression of the Human masses is a mandatory component of the command and control pyramid structure currently terrorizing planet Earth.

Mar 20 07:28

Markets Rally, Dollar Sinks on Fed’s Credibility Problems

Michael Rivero argues Trump will end propping up of Wall Street, GOP must get behind him

Mar 20 07:02

We Are All Flint

We saw Flint coming. In fact, I’ve seen this whole national water crisis coming for years. I see these issues happen, I know where they are. I know when they’re going to hit. And I know they’re going to come up, year after year after year.

Mar 20 06:59

ANTI-DONALD TRUMP AD SPENDING PASSES $63 MILLION AND COUNTING AS HIS LEAD ONLY INCREASES

Anti-Trump ad spending accounted for only one in six Republican ad spending dollars in the week before and after Trump won the New Hampshire primary. But in just the first three days of this week, anti-Trump forces have doled out a whopping $7.6 million – making up two in every three GOP ad dollars spent. This means anti-Trump advertising increased 900 percent between the first two weeks in February and the days before the crucial March 15 contests in Florida and Ohio.

Mar 20 06:50

Black Trump Backer Says Open Borders Are Crushing Black Employment

Mar 20 05:53

How a 300-year-old violin saved dozens from the Holocaust

It was prized, stolen and disguised — after helping its owner and Albert Einstein spirit dozens of musicians out of Hitler’s Germany.
Note: Just another dose of holocau$t stories!

Mar 20 05:44

There is a war between Big Pharma and the American people … and the FDA just chose to side with Big Pharma

Big Pharma has just scored a big victory with the appointment of Robert Califf as new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The fact that there were only four votes in the Senate opposing Califf’s confirmation – in spite of his deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry – is a clear illustration of just how far the influence of big drug manufacturers reaches in

Mar 20 05:34

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is Jewish. Here’s how Jews are reacting.

Jews make up just over 2 percent of the American population. They could soon take up almost half the Supreme Court bench.
Note: Think about that for a moment!

Mar 20 04:32

Should International Law Supersede Superstition in the 21st Century?

by Prof. William A. Cook

This is the God of Moses and of Joshua giving them license to take the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites et al. in the name of the God they created and literally forced on the Jewish people if they did not obey, as witness the destruction they imposed on those who worshipped other images of God.

Mar 19 19:22

Facing Tear Gas: Chemical Weapons Abuse In US Prisons

Multiple letters from Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) in West Virginia, report at least 5-7 imprisoned people are sprayed by tear gas, pepper spray or other chemical agents each week. First-hand testimonies refer to the guards’ lax references to the frequent use of these chemicals as “bug spray.”

Mar 19 19:07

BEX ALERT - WHO CONTROLS DONALD TRUMP?

Trump's mentor was Roy Cohn, who reportedly ran child abuse rings for the CIA.

Webmaster addition: This illustrates how desperate the anti-Trump people are getting. Next they will claim Trump shot Kennedy!

Mar 19 16:00

U.N. says Saudi-led bombing of Yemen market may be international crime

The senior U.N. human rights official on Friday condemned the Saudi-led coalition's air strike that killed more than 100 people at a Yemen market this week, saying it was "responsible for twice as many civilian casualties as all other forces put together". "These awful incidents continue to occur with unacceptable regularity. In addition, despite public promises to investigate such incidents, we have yet to see progress in any such investigations," Zeid said in a statement.

Mar 19 15:17

Relax!…’Creeping Sharia Law’ Is A Myth

adding government to voluntary situations causes the issues

voluntary trade is good while government 'free trade' deals is harmful

voluntary compliance with religious/cultural mores is good while government-enforced moral standards are harmful

Mar 19 15:03

Israel, Hillary Clinton and the Syrian holocaust

Gilad Atzmon highlights documents from Hillary Clinton’s email archive, published in WikiLeaks, which show a common interest between her and Israel in the destruction of Syria and the fomenting of Shi’i-Sunni civil war in the country and the wider Middle East.

Mar 19 11:54

SEE IT: Paid Thugs Block Ariz. Road, Chain Themselves To Stalled Cars To Keep Candidate Away From Rally

. . . . protesters blocked an Arizona highway and created a traffic nightmare in an attempt to keep the GOP frontrunner and his supporters from attending a Saturday rally in Fountain Hills.

Mar 19 11:43

Anti-Donald Trump protesters block Ariz. road, chain themselves to stalled cars to keep candidate away from rally

Anti-Donald Trump protesters blocked an Arizona highway and created a traffic nightmare in an attempt to keep the GOP frontrunner and his supporters from attending a Saturday rally in Fountain Hills.

The Trump haters parked their cars in the middle of the three-lane road that leads to Fountain Park — where the candidate was scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. EST — and some protesters even chained themselves to their vehicles to slow down cops’ efforts to clear the blockade.

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Mar 19 11:32

Illinois College Will Stop Arresting Students For Passing Out Constitution

An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus.

It’s a good move, since the Alliance Defending Freedom threatened to sue them if they didn’t.

Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.

The exchange between a police officer and student Joseph Enders, captured on video, shows the officer telling Enders that, under campus policies, he needs a permit to offer the Constitution to passing students.

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ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Mar 19 11:11

Comcast failed to install Internet for 10 months then demanded $60,000 in fees

Nearly a year ago, a Silicon Valley startup called SmartCar signed up for Comcast Internet service. SmartCar founder and CEO Sahas Katta was moving the company into new office space in Mountain View, California, and there was seemingly no reason to think Comcast might not be able to offer him Internet access.

Mar 19 11:11

A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case

IT’S BEEN ONE of the worst-kept secrets for years: the identity of the person the government was investigating in 2013 when it served the secure email firm Lavabit with a court order demanding help spying on a particular customer.

Mar 19 11:11

Who Controls Donald Trump?

Trump’s Art of Fascism: How to Pose as a Radically Anti-Establishment Demagogue in the Eyes of the Voters, While Never Making Any Serious Attacks on the Actual U.S. Power Structure of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve

Mar 19 11:01

TTIP: secrecy around talks is 'profoundly undemocratic', MPs say. A German MP said she was given only two hours to read 300 pages

The Government is under pressure to allow MPs to disclose sensitive information on one of the most secretive trade deals ever negotiated.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed US-EU trade deal for which negotiations have largely taken place behind closed doors.

Mar 19 11:00

America’s disturbing voter-turnout crisis: How inequality extends to polling place — and why that makes our country less fair

Automatic voter registration isn’t the sexiest way to start a political revolution, but it may be the most effective. The United States lags behind the rest of the rich world in turnout, but it leads the rich world in disparity in turnout across income and education levels, which has profound effects on policy. This so-called “turnout skew” further biases policy towards the rich, even more than it already would be because of the structural advantages the rich enjoy. Bolstering turnout could lead to a self-reinforcing feedback loop in the opposite direction.

Mar 19 10:46

The U.S. Government Is Still Fighting to Bury the Senate Torture Report

Government lawyers on Thursday continued their fight to bury the Senate Torture Report, arguing before the D.C. District Court of Appeals that the 6,700-page text could not be released on procedural grounds.

When the 500-page executive summary of the report was released more than a year ago, it prompted international outcry and renewed calls for prosecution. The summary describes not only the CIA’s rape and torture of detainees, but also how the agency consistently misrepresented the brutality and effectiveness of the torture program.

But many of the most graphic details are in Volume III of the full report, which former Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein has said contains “excruciating” details on “each of the 119 known individuals who were held in CIA custody.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report should be released, and immediately.

Americans deserve to know what the CIA has done with their tax dollars, and in their names.

Mar 19 10:37

U.N. says Saudi-led bombing of Yemen market may be international crime

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen may be responsible for "international crimes", a category that includes war crimes and crimes against humanity, the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned an air strike in Yemen this week and added that the coalition was "responsible for twice as many civilian casualties as all other forces put together".

More than 6,000 people have been killed since the coalition campaign began a year ago to fight Iranian-allied Houthis and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and to restore the president they ousted, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Tuesday's strike near Mustaba in northwest Yemen hit an outdoor market and killed more than 100, a provincial health director and a U.N. official in Sanaa said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government has enabled this indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, to bring Al-Hadi back to power in Yemen; the US government can stop it.

But BOTH the US government and the Saudi government have much to answer for, in terms of these war crimes against civilians.

Mar 19 10:21

"Six justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court have been "confirmed in presidential election years since 1912."

In a Medium post titled, "It’s Time for the Senate to Do Its Job," Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., urged senators to hold a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Mar 19 10:20

Flagstaff Rally for Bernie Sanders Draws Thousands, Spotlights Native American Issues | “(Sanders) is the very first presidential candidate to step foot on our sacred land. No other candidate has done this ever..."

Flagstaff Rally for Bernie Sanders Draws Thousands, Spotlights Native American Issues | “(Sanders) is the very first presidential candidate to step foot on our sacred land. No other candidate has done this ever..."

Mar 19 10:14

A toddler got meningitis. His anti-vac parents gave him an herbal remedy. The toddler died. Now his parents are on trial.

David and Collet Stephan have a beautiful family. On that, at least, there is little debate. In the many photos they have posted online, the devout couple’s children are blond and brightly smiling and often dressed in matching outfits. Collet is pretty with a graceful posture and almond-shaped eyes. David is tall and handsome with a mane and a beard, like a classical painting of Jesus Christ.

Mar 19 10:12

Giving up its U.S. citizenship could save Pfizer $35 billion in taxes

When Pfizer announced its plan last year to merge with Botox-maker Allergan and move its headquarters to Ireland the company said the deal would lower its tax rate to about 17 percent to 18 percent, saving it about $2 billion over three years.

But in a report published Thursday, Americans for Tax Fairness say the New York-based pharma giant will actually save much more by giving up its U.S. citizenship: $35 billion.

Mar 19 09:35

United States Oil (USO), United States Brent (BNO) Falter Following Rig Count Rise

Bidness Etc takes a look at the latest rig count data released by Baker Hughes and discusses the current oil market and future expectations
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The rising oil rig count could signal worry for all bullish investors. The increase may be trivial; however, it indicates that crude oil and the rig count are directly proportional. It is an indication that drillers are having second thoughts on production cuts after the recent rally in crude oil.

Despite a significant decline in the rig count data from last year’s levels, US oil production continues to remain steady. The WTI closed down 1.89% at $39.44 per barrel, while its counterpart, Brent Crude declined by 0.82%, closing in at $41.2 on Friday.

Mar 19 09:34

Miss. lawmaker callously dismisses woman asking about corporate tax cut because she’s ‘not a native’

Republican state lawmaker from Mississippi rebuffed a constituent asking about a measure that would eliminate the state corporate franchise tax, WDAM-TV reported on Friday.

“The people of our Great State overwhelmingly share my same or similar views on Government responsibility. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share yours with me, but quite frankly, and with all due respect, I could care less,” Rep. Karl Oliver said in his email to Becky Guidry.

Guidry contacted Oliver regarding Senate Bill 2858, which would also include some income tax cuts. According to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the measure — which already passed in the state Senate — would implement $575 million in tax cuts over the next 15 years.

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I have to wonder which major Mississippi corporations have this guy in their pockets; views like this are purchased; not embraced ideologically.

Mar 19 09:28

PR firm accused of helping Saudi Arabia 'whitewash' its human rights record

One of the world’s largest advertising agencies has been accused of helping Saudi Arabia “whitewash” its record on human rights following the kingdom’s largest mass execution for more than 30 years.

A US subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the French media conglomerate that owns UK brands such as Saatchi & Saatchi, distributed an article in which the kingdom’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir implicitly attempted to justify the execution of 47 people.

A number of political protesters and at least four juveniles are believed to have been among those killed in January. Human rights groups are increasingly worried that three more juveniles – including Ali al-Nimr, who was sentenced to death aged 17 for taking part in a pro-democracy protest – are due to be executed imminently.

Saudi Arabia issues extraordinary speech defending human rights record

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to remember that for the house of Saud, and the Saudi government, the whole concept of democracy is an anathema, and supporting it is a "terroristic act."

And I am reasonably certain that the Chairs on the board of this advertising agency would have had their consciences surgically removed, in order to earn what had to be a sizable fee, for attempting to defending the indefensible.

Too bad, folks;because anyone who knows anything about how the Saudi government and royalty operate were lining bird cages with this article, because it had absolutely zero basis in fact.

Mar 19 09:08

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DENIED OR CENSORED INFORMATION IN 77% OF FOIA REQUESTS DURING 2015

The Obama administration set a record for the number of times its federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn’t find a single page requested under the Freedom of Information Act, according to a new Associated Press analysis of government data.

In more than one in six cases, or 129,825 times, government searchers said they came up empty-handed last year.Such cases contributed to an alarming measurement: People who asked for records under the law received censored files or nothing in 77 percent of requests, also a record. In the first full year after President Barack Obama’s election, that figure was only 65 percent of cases.

The new data represents the final figures on the subject that will be released during Obama’s presidency. Obama has said his administration is the most transparent ever.

What a joke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration has been just about as "transparent" as a brick wall.

Mar 19 08:57

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now?

I see pitchforks.

At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any plutocrats in history, the rest of the country—the 99.99 percent—is lagging far behind. The divide between the haves and have-nots is getting worse really, really fast. In 1980, the top 1 percent controlled about 8 percent of U.S. national income. The bottom 50 percent shared about 18 percent. Today the top 1 percent share about 20 percent; the bottom 50 percent, just 12 percent.

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"Fifteen day waiting period to buy a pitchfork!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 19 08:49

Illinois College Will Stop Arresting Students For Passing Out Constitution

An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus.

It’s a good move, since the Alliance Defending Freedom threatened to sue them if they didn’t.

Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.

Mar 19 08:27

Sandy Hook Hoax and Media Gun Control Tactics

#1 Always focus on emotional and value driven arguments about gun violence, not the political food fight in Washington or wonky statistics.

#2 Tell stories with images and feelings

Mar 19 08:24

‘Don’t Go Out After Sunset Or You’ll Be Raped’; – Swedish Police Chief

Swedish police have given up trying to protect Swedish women from the exponential rise of rapes and gang rapes by newly arrived Arab and North African migrants. Police Chief of stersund, Stephen Jerand, advised all women to not go out after sunset because they are likely to be raped or “something more terrible”. He says the rapes the police investigate are especially violent and often lead to serious injury or the death of the victims. These incidents are not just limited to “bar environment”, he says, “but also to women traveling from or to work”.

Mar 19 08:16

Romney: I'm voting for Ted Cruz in Utah

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Friday he's voting for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Tuesday's Utah Republican presidential caucuses.

Mar 19 08:15

Tech CEO threatens to pull 15,000 person convention out of Georgia if governor signs anti-LGBT law

The CEO of one America’s largest tech marketing firms gave the governor of Georgia an ultimatum on Thursday: sign an anti-LGBT bill sitting on your desk and I’ll pull my May convention in Atlanta and take it elsewhere, reports On Top magazine.

Mar 19 08:06

Hulk Hogan wins Gawker sex tape lawsuit, awarded $115M US

Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker for $100 million US for posting a video of him having sex with his former best friend's wife. Hogan contended the 2012 post violated his privacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree. There was no news value in the tape at all. It was pure pandering.

Mar 19 07:48

EMAILGATE REALLY COULD PREVENT HILLARY CLINTON FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN NOVEMBER

Hillary Clinton’s recent statement on her potential prosecution, “it’s not going to happen,” then refusing to address the question at all in a recent debate, led to speculation about a backroom deal with the White House to shield Hillary from prosecution as long as Mr. Obama is in the Oval Office. After mid-January, however, all bets would be off. In that case, winning the White House herself could be an urgent matter of avoiding prosecution for Ms. Clinton.

Mar 19 07:38

Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 people on board killed

"Different versions of what happened are being looked into, including crew error, a technical failure and bad weather conditions," the committee said.

Mar 19 07:17

A high school senior in Michigan was allowed to graduate early with a special ceremony so her terminally ill father could see

Bethany Chambers of Rockford, Michigan, graduated high school three months early, marching to "Pomp and Circumstance" before any of her classmates.

Mar 19 07:16

"The U.S. Constitution doesn’t enshrine two parties. We demand fair and open elections in a multi-party democracy. "

Leaders of the Green Party of the U.S. said Monday that voters should push for, and legislators should adopt, Instant Runoff Voting, also called Ranked-Choice Voting, in all at-large elections at the federal and state level.

Mar 19 07:01

Smartphones and other technology keep changing how we bank

(*So we don't know whether we're coming or going by the time the money starts disappearing from our accounts .)

Mar 19 06:41

Can OPEC Balance Supply And Demand In 2016?

Summary

-What are January production freeze levels?

-Has Iran's increase for 2016 already been achieved?

-Could supply and demand balance in second half of 2016 without a cut?

-Or how much would have to be cut for a balance?

As WTI crude futures prices breached $40/b today on talk about an "Extraordinary Meeting" to be held by OPEC in April, it is worth taking a look at what OPEC thinks about the future supply/demand balance, as presented in OPEC's March Oil Market Report. The follow-up question is, can OPEC balance the market in 2016?

Mar 19 06:30

General Mills To Label GMOs

General Mills To Label US Products With Genetically Modified Ingredients

American food manufacturer General Mills announced on Friday that it will begin labelling all its products in the United States that has genetically modified organisms as ingredients. The move was prompted by a new state law in Vermont, which requires companies to put such information starting July 1.

However, the company cannot label products for only one state without driving up costs for consumers, said General Mills Vice President Jeff Harmening, so the company's response is to put up labels nationwide.

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Mar 19 06:24

Donald Trump: American Tribune

In fact, Trump is fast emerging as an American version of the People’s Tribunes of ancient Rome, the important state officials who voiced the people’s anger and concerns.

Mar 19 06:20

(*UK) Conservatives In Crisis

Conservatives in crisis as pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith quits in Budget row

David Cameron has said he is "puzzled and disappointed" after Iain Duncan Smith dramatically quit the Cabinet and launched an all-out attack on the "indefensible" Budget.

In a brutal parting shot, the Work and Pensions Secretary complained that cuts to disabled benefits in George Osborne's financial package were "politically driven" and suggested the Chancellor had abandoned the austerity principle of "all in this together"

"I have for some time and rather reluctantly come to believe that the latest changes to benefits to the disabled and the context in which they've been made are a compromise too far," Mr Duncan Smith wrote in his resignation letter.

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Mar 19 06:07

Trump Says He Loves Mormons

Trump says he loves Mormons, but Romney not so much

Donald Trump said Friday, "Do I love the Mormons," at a campaign rally in Salt Lake City, then asked whether Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 nominee, was really a Mormon.

"I have lots of friends and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them," he told the crowd of about 1,200 people inside the Infinity Event Center on 600 South. "Are you sure he's a Mormon?"
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Romney's name drew boos from the Trump supporters >>>

Mar 19 06:03

The Updated Bill of Rights

*hyperlinks live at source*

Guest author “No Passport” American Daniel Bruno reports from Buenos Aires. Daniel is from NYC, is an author, inventor, specialist in 9/11 studies, and the interview host at www.hpub.org. Washington’s Blog has previously documented the destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.

Forward
Tell Ambassador Noah Bryson Mamet He Can't Deny Americans Our Passports

Mar 19 05:57

Utah Speaker of the House endorses Trump

Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes endorsed Donald Trump Friday in front of a crowd of about 400 at a rally for the insurgent Republican presidential candidate.

Hughes says he met Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. recently who asked for his endorsement.

Hughes spoke to a revved up crowd at the Infinity Event Center in downtown Salt Lake City as Trump fans waited for the billionaire to address the crowd.

Hughes warned protesters that this wouldn't be the best place to speak out against Trump.

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Mar 19 05:41

Protesters Meet Trump Supporters In Tense Showdown Outside Utah Rally

A throng of protesters, carrying signs and chanting against Donald Trump, marched down a blocked-off State Street toward a line of the presidential hopeful's supporters in Salt Lake City.

The two sides shouted at each other for about an hour outside the Infinity Event Center at 26 E. 600 South, where Trump held a rally Friday night. During the protest, two people allegedly tried to breach a barrier on the west side of the event center, but they didn't get in, said Salt Lake City police Detective Cody Lougy.

To his knowledge, no one was arrested.

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Mar 19 05:28

When Mitt Romney Came To Kisich's Town

Romney: A vote for Kasich helps 'Trumpism'

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Friday he's voting for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Tuesday's Utah Republican presidential caucuses.

The announcement, made on Romney's Facebook page, is a blow to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, with whom Romney had campaigned earlier this month. In fact, Romney said, a vote for Kasich is a vote for "Trumpism."

"This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz," Romney wrote on his Facebook page. .

(* The typical Romney business model . Bilk Kisich for maximum profit in Ohio , and then put him on unemployment once he served his purpose .
People Are Corporations Too !)

Mar 18 18:30

NC city commissioners vote unanimously to deny request to add “In God We Trust” on city hall

While Polk County government is preparing for the installation of “In God We Trust” signs on the Womack building and the Polk County Sheriff has applied “In God We Trust” stickers on patrol cars, the City of Saluda denied a request to add the words to its city hall building.

Mar 18 18:28

Donald Trump's use of grammar 'typical of children aged 11 and under'

The grammar used by Donald Trump in his speeches as he campaigns to become the Republican presidential candidate corresponds to that used by students aged 11 and under.

Mar 18 17:48

WHAT IS COLD FUSION?

When hydrogen, the main element of water, is introduced to a small piece of the metal nickel or palladium, a reaction occurs that can create excess heat and transmutation products. Excess heat means more heat comes out of the system than went in to the system. The excess heat can make hot water and useful steam to turn a turbine and produce electricity.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. On Earth, hydrogen is found in water. An energy source from hydrogen is clean, with no carbon-dioxide CO2 emissions. In LENR reactions, only tiny amounts of the hydrogen are consumed and the metal is recyclable when spent.

Ultra-clean and Energy Dense

Mar 18 16:31

Trump Cancels Fox Debate to Give ”a very major speech in front of a very important group of people” at AIPAC

Fox has canceled the next GOP debate, which was set for March 21st, because Trump won’t be attending. Why won’t Trump be attending? Turns out he has better things to do, like give a speech to AIPAC.

“I’m making a very major speech in front of a very important group of people,” Trump told the Fox and Friends cast as he turned down their invite live on air.

Sounds like Trump knows the drill.

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Mar 18 16:30

“Honor Your Oath, Scumbag!”: This Unlawful Search by Police Gets Defeated in Just 7 Seconds

Sick and tired of beings asked for papers, please or other Fourth Amendment violations when you, as an innocent citizen not suspected of any crime other than walking down a city street, are just trying to mind your own business?

Well, so is this guy.

This video is brief and to the point.

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Mar 18 16:29

Let’s Be Honest, Most of Us Simply Can’t Stand Ted Cruz

Even if you agree with some of what Ted Cruz has to say, let’s be honest… can you really stand him? Could you stand to listen to him lead America into more Middle Eastern wars like he has vowed to do for four or possibly even eight years? Not even as a president but as a person… Be honest now (and no, this has nothing to do with his Bush past and ties, his Goldman Sachs CFR North American Union-endorsing wife, his crazy pastor dad, or that booger he ate).
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Mar 18 16:28

Writer of Simpsons ‘Trump Episode’ Now Says It Was a “Warning” to the US

Dan Greaney, who wrote the Simpsons episode “Bart to the Future” from season 11 created 16 years ago, now says it was a warning to the US of the country “going insane”.
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Mar 18 16:27

Watch These Activists Argue White People Should Kill Themselves to Atone for “White Privilege” at Harvard

So white lives don’t matter?

This video is from an actual debate held at Harvard University that was apparently supposed to be about renewable energy but apparently turned into whether or not white people should be exterminated. The pro-genocide activists featured here are University of West Georgia students Damiyr Davis and Miguel Feliciano.

Where is the “professor” in this video? According to the YouTuber who put it up, full-length unedited versions of this video have all been put on private or deleted by the debate coaches at Harvard and Standford who are trying to disappear this video because they don’t want everyone to know that these supposedly prestigious ivy league colleges are allowing student debate on whether or not white people should be exterminated.
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Mar 18 16:26

"I will destroy humans": This Creepy Android Signals That All Those Scary Sci-Fi Movies Are About to Come True

You’ve just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone.

Just kidding, we are already there. We’ve been there for a while now.

The CNBC headline asked, “Could you fall in love with this robot?” and the outlet also called her “hot,” but the real question should be, “Can you see how all of those nightmarish sci-fi movies are about to come true in our lifetimes?”… although I guess the latter would have been an awfully long headline.

Meet Sophia, a lifelike robot (partially based on Audrey Hepburn (supposedly) with “realistic” facial expressions and cameras for eyes that “jokes” about destroying humans (at least, I think it was supposed to come off as a joke).

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Mar 18 15:45

THE COMPLETE STORY OF HILLARY CLINTON'S EMAIL SCANDAL

Mar 18 13:56

Homeowner shoots and kills a teen burglar, families response "How (else) he going to get his money?"

WFOR-TV reports, relatives of a 17-year-old are angry a teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property. The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a college student. “I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law - way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris to WFOR last week. Relatives said they don’t believe Johnson stole anything from the home but detectives would not confirm that. “You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he going to get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a tragedy that this kid died like this; but people living in this area are scared to death of this kind of burglary, so they are arming themselves, and learning how to shoot, which apparently the home owner did with great efficiency.

But where were the family values which should have prevented this from happening in the first place?!? Apparently, for his cousin, he was absolutely justified in stealing to buy clothes for school.

Couldn't someone from school, maybe a counselor, talked to him, and taken him to somewhere where he could get free, or very inexpensive, clothing that looked good on him?!?

To me, the family failed him; any faith community with which he was involved failed him, and his school failed him.

I'm not condoning the burglary at all, but how many other Trevons out there could we possibly help before they turn to crime?!?

I am going to take a lot of flack for this, but I think we, at the community level, need to figure out how we can support families better to prevent future situations like this. A little loving intervention could have made all the difference here.

Mar 18 13:01

Iraq's Sadr spurns calls to drop sit-in over 'bastion of corruption'

Influential Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr rejected calls to cancel a planned sit-in on Friday at the gates of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which he called "a bastion of support for corruption".He published a statement on his website on Thursday in response to politicians who asked him to drop the protest over concern that it could lead to violence near the sensitive district, which houses government offices and embassies.

Sadr called for the sit-in last week to press Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to replace cabinet ministers with technocrats unaffiliated with political parties in order to counter systemic political patronage that has abetted corruption.

Early on Friday, the Interior Ministry published a statement saying it had not authorized the sit-in but did not indicate how it would deal with any protesters who do show up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does anyone else remember this guy, and the powerful effect he had on making sure that when US troops left, it was precisely on the date stipulated on the SOFA agreement between the US and the Iraq governments?!?

And remember what he said? He threatened that if the US military was not out of Iraq precisely on the day it was supposed to be, that they would all be "fair game" for the Mahdi militia, which he controlled?!?

With this call for peaceful protest, Sadr appears to be "pulling a Gandhi" here; But what if he doesn't get what he has demanded of the Iraqi government, how long would it take for him to "get the band back together", i.e., reconstitute the Mahdi militia?!?

The short answer is, not long at all.

And if that happens, what does that portend for the future of Iraq?!?

I certainly hope that SOMEONE in the White House, State Department, Pentagon, and Congress is losing sleep over this, because I sure the heck am!!

Mar 18 12:51

Pentagon chief: 'We don't want a draft'

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday appeared to favor abolishing the draft, amid the debate over whether women should be forced to register.

“It stands to reason that you will reconsider the Selective Service System and its treatment of females in view of the Department of Defense policies and practices with respect to women,” Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “But the second thing I’d like to say about the Selective Service System and the draft generally is this: We want to pick our people. We don’t want people forced to serve us.”

In December, Carter announced that all combat jobs in the military would be open to women with no exceptions.
Carter’s decision sparked a debate about how that affects the draft. In 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that women didn’t have to register because combat jobs were closed to them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am waiting, with a short-term egg timer in hand, for Carter to reverse his position the moment he realises that the US government doesn't have the troop strength to create a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China.

And the truth of it is, the US military doesn't, along with not having the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to the next major war in which we get embroiled.

Mar 18 12:44

The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids

Finally, here’s the heart of the thing. The report continues to be carefully nonspecific and suggesting that most would-be violent people are not to be found by establishing a pattern. However, “students and educators are encouraged to convey their concerns and observations to trusted community partners, school resource officers, or a local law enforcement entity.” And “acting decisively” is important if a teacher sees that a student has turned terrorist.

Fundamentally, the FBI wants people not to profile, but as soon as someone fits the profile, they should call law enforcement. And that profile, fittingly, can include such asinine checkpoints as “feeling lost” or having some kind of mental health problem (welcome to America and its neurosis and depression). The FBI’s new teen website details more of the warning signs, which are predictably meaningless, yet menacing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And remember: school records now follow kids through their entire school lives, at this point in this creeping dystopia which has become the United States of America.

As reported at education.law.lawyers.com:

Most of us remember hearing one of our grade school or high school teachers say something like, "This is going on your permanent record!" You may have thought about it back then, but it's something easily forgotten about. Now that you're a parent, you may be wondering if your child has a "permanent" school record. Have a school law question? Get answers from local attorneys. It's free and easy. Ask a Lawyer Yes, she does. And odds are, yours is still around, too. What Is It? Practically everything about permanent student records is controlled by the laws of the state where the school is located. These laws are probably different in some ways from state to state, so be certain to check the laws in your area for specific details. Nonetheless, there are some things in common for most permanent school records. What's in the Record? You can expect to see some or all of these things in a permanent record: Basic information for identifying the student, such as her name, address and birth date, and also the names and addresses of her parents or legal guardians Academic records or "transcripts," including grades, classes or courses taken and completed, class rank, date and age the student advanced to the next grade or graduated, and scores on standardized tests, such as placement tests, ACT/SAT scores, and college entrance exams Attendance record Any accident reports or incidents or any health-related information on record, such as medication administered at school and/or with the help of a school nurse, like insulin or other long-term medications Results of any intelligence, aptitude, and psychological and personality tests the student took while at the school Teacher evaluations of the student's performance or abilities Disciplinary actions taken against the student, such as suspensions or expulsions, and the reasons for the actions taken, such as cheating, destroying school property and fighting with students or staff Awards and honors earned by the student The student's participation in school activities, such as sports, student government, etc. A record of who was given access to the permanent record and when As you can see, your permanent record is a lot like a resume; it gives quick and easy access to your highlights (and any lowlights) of the time spent at the school.

Mar 18 12:28

Europe’s Free-Speech Apocalypse Is Already Here

Europe’s silence in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostile takeover of two of his country’s independent newspapers over the last weeks is being chalked up to the need to avoid jeopardizing Ankara’s finger in the dike of even more massive waves of Middle Eastern migration into the continent. But Europe’s cavalier attitude toward this kind of rising authoritarianism on its eastern border is more than just strategic indifference — it’s symptomatic of a steady erosion of core civil liberties within the EU itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a critical time for free, reasoned speech to be reverberating around the world, where people need to come together to solve the world's problems in an ethical and concrete way; not calling something out for what it is, is just plain wrong, and the deafening silence at Erdogan's increasing dictatorship, and the snuffing out of dissent, should be pointed out, logically, and the man named and shamed.

I don't know what you would call the country of Turkey at this moment; but it sure as heck is not a democracy.

Mar 18 12:08

Ten huge drug ripoffs that Big Pharma is campaigning to continue

When did you become aware of the obscene prices the pharmaceutical industry is charging for drugs? For many it was when a smirking Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, testified on the Hill in February about his price hike of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, after which he called lawmakers “imbeciles” in a tweeted goodbye.

For others it was the roll-out of Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in 2014 at $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there IS a question I will ask, henceforward, when I go to a health care professional, and they are about to prescribe a medication for me.

And that question is, "Are you being compensated by the drug company which manufactures the drug you are prescribing for me?!?" And that is really important, because many doctors are guilty of this practice.

As reported at propublica.com in 2010:

Drug companies say the millions of dollars they pay physicians for speaking and consulting justly compensates them for the laudable work of educating their colleagues. But a series of lawsuits brought by former employees of those companies allege the money often was used for illegal purposes — financially rewarding doctors for prescribing their brand-name medications. Impact What the New ‘Collaborative Media’ Can Mean Our Database Search through nearly 15 million records to see if your doctor has received money from a drug or device company. Search for your physician. Use the Data Get the data that powers this investigation. A complete, digital download is available for purchase in the Data Store. In several instances, the ex-employees say, the physicians were told to push “off-label” uses of the drugs — those not approved by the U.S. regulators — a marketing tactic banned by federal law. In the past three years alone, pharmaceutical companies have anteed up nearly $7 billion for settlements in cases such as one filed by Angela Maher, a former drug sales rep for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. Maher sued the company in Massachusetts federal court in 2003, alleging it pushed an anti-seizure drug for 27 off-label uses. She said company officials rigorously tracked whether their payments to physicians were worthwhile. Maher said she would regularly hear commentary from her boss after a physician spoke at a dinner program: “‘After he talked last week, our sales went up 8 percent’ or ‘I listened to doc ABC and he barely mentioned’” the drug. The company settled for $81 million earlier this year and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misbranding a drug; Maher was awarded $3 million. Allegations in other whistleblower lawsuits provide a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the drug marketers: -- Allergan, the maker of Botox, created faux advisory boards solely “to reward hundreds of its top injectors,” federal prosecutors charged this month. More than 200 doctors, for example, were put up at an oceanfront resort in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2005 and 2006 and paid $1,500 to listen to presentations, according to their sentencing memorandum. Allergan settled with the government for $600 million last month and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for misbranding Botox. Allergan said in a statement that it is “committed to conducting its business with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws.” -- Forest Laboratories created “preceptorship” programs in which physicians were paid up to $1,000 each to allow a sales rep to spend time observing their practice. “In reality, Forest sales representatives used the preceptorships to induce physicians to prescribe [anti-depressants] Celexa and Lexapro,” according to a 2009 complaint filed by federal attorneys in Massachusetts. The reps filled out “return on investment” forms to justify the payments from 1999 until 2003. One rep noted that a psychiatrist’s prescription “numbers were trending up,” and “we need to keep a good thing going as long as we are still getting this kind of growth,” the complaint said. A Forest subsidiary pleaded guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors and the company paid $313 million in criminal and civil fines. In a statement, Forest’s CEO said the firm had improved its “compliance program since the events at issue in this investigation, which occurred a number of years ago.” -- In a 2005 lawsuit pending in Pennsylvania , Wyeth Pharmaceuticals is accused of hiring speakers until 2003 based on how often they prescribed the kidney transplant rejection drug Rapamune. “Wyeth management was able to exclude speakers who did not promote Rapamune, and reward those who did so with repeated speaking engagements and resulting honoraria,” according to an amended complaint filed this year by two former sales reps.

Please don't think for one second that this practice does not continue.

Mar 18 11:41

Ted Cruz: A vote for John Kasich in Utah is a vote for Donald Trump

(*Of Course , Your Excellency !
Subjects Of Utah The Dictator Has Spoken .)

Mar 18 11:39

Trump Calls Out George Soros In New Ad

Mar 18 11:28

COPS CRIMINALLY CHARGE DJ FOR PLAYING NWA’S ‘F*CK THA POLICE’

Is the United States turning into a police state? Incidences like this certainly make it seem that way.

A popular music DJ has just been charged with disorderly conduct for nothing more than playing NWA.’s classic ‘F*ck tha Police’ song, while cops conducted a “raid” on a club for having “too many people in attendance.”

MassLive reported that the incident took place when police officers from Westfield, Massachusetts found themselves called to get ride of 350 people who had exceeded the 160-capacity limit for the club in question.

The place where the music was being Shenanigans Pub.

Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, couldn’t believe the ridiculousness of the police raiding a place for having a few more people than the fire department would like to see.

So he began spinning the famous NWA track, which led to the officers giving charging the 25-year-old with disorderly conduct.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, I get the issue of overcrowding, and it can be a real public safety issue.

But to charge this guy for attempting to start a "riot"?!?

Please, give me a break!

Although I am a primarily Christian composer, this is a free speech issue, pure and simple. I hope his attorney defends him on those grounds.

And if ALL police around the country were treating ALL of its citizens with respect and dignity, this lyric would never have been created in the first place.

This is simply a reflection of anger expressed as a song, and it is no bloody wonder that it has such a resonance with many of the dispossessed in this country.

Mar 18 11:20

IRATE LEFTIST INSISTS WHITE FILM MAKER NEEDS PERMISSION TO FILM “WOMEN OF COLOR” AT PUBLIC PROTEST

The film maker approaches a woman holding a Mexican flag and asks her what would happen if an American attempted to fly a U.S. flag at a protest in Mexico.

“What would happen to them?” he asks the woman.

“Some crazy sh*t,” she responds.

The footage then cuts to an angry white woman who attempts to block the film maker from recording the woman with the Mexican flag.

The woman quickly becomes irate and offended on behalf of the Mexican woman, pointing a camera in the man’s face and demanding to know his address.

“I wish somebody could come save me from you right now,” jokes the man.

“Right, well nobody has to save you because you’re a f**king white man who gets to do what he wants to in this space, so I’m saying no, you do not have permission to walk around videotaping women of color,” the woman barks.

Apparently, she thinks that permission is required to film people who are taking part in a protest in a public area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is unfortunate in the extreme, and politicians love this, because it is polarizing this country, and removing focus away from the people who generally got this country into the mess it is; and that is the damned politicians themselves!!

And to ALL leaders of faith communities in this country; what we need here is dialogue, not monologues of accusations; then, we have to look at the issues we all have to fix, and start fixing them, one by one, TOGETHER.

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