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Mar 18 11:19

Hillary Has an NSA Problem

Now, over two months later, I can confirm that the contents of Sid Blumenthal’s June 8, 2011 email to Hillary Clinton, sent to her personal, unclassified account, were indeed based on highly sensitive NSA information. The Agency investigated this compromise and determined that Mr. Blumenthal’s highly detailed account of Sudanese goings-on, including the retelling of high-level conversations in that country, was indeed derived from NSA intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The important element to this story is that those top secret documents were on isolated networks, not connected to the regular internet. There is no way those documents could "accidentally" be emailed to Hillary's server. Someone copied those documents onto a flash drive and walked them outside the secure area, then copied them onto Hillary's server.

Mar 18 10:52

ACHTUNG: Blacklisted:

Blacklisted: Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, Carson, Breitbart, O’Reilly, Christie Make GOP Smart Set’s List of ‘Ideological Hustlers’

Conservative movement professionals in Washington, D.C. are plotting to form a “blacklist” of Donald Trump supporters that they can kick out of the movement, never to return.

Mar 18 10:14

Proof It Is Rigged: “Fed Moved 93% of Entire Stock Market Since 2008?

Fact: The Fed has screwed over the country. Monetary policy has distorted the economy, and this data proves it.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 18 10:03

Donald Trump’s son Eric receives threatening letter at his NYC home: report

A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump’s son Eric.

The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump’s apartment on Central Park South on Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The letter told Eric to get Donald out of the race or Eric's children would be harmed! Nice people we have running for high office in this country!

Mar 18 09:32

Pictured for the first time: The shotgun used in Kurt Cobain's suicide 22 years ago

Webmaster addition. That shotgun seems too long to run around and shoot oneself with.

Mar 18 09:12

Merrick Garland is an anti-gun liberal whose confirmation would GUT the 2nd Amendment

Since the moment President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, commentators and citizens on both sides of the aisle have attempted to figure out where Garland stands on key issues that are sure to come up in the very near future.

Mar 18 08:20

Governor Blocks $2.85 Minimum Wage Increase After Giving Staffers $73,405 Raises

When the city Birmingham, Alabama voted last month to give its lowest-paid workers a $2.85 raise, Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed a bill banning Alabama cities from raising their minimum wages at all. Now, news has emerged that Bentley recently gave four of his cabinet members $73,405 raises — an 80 percent increase from the $91,000 salaries they were making previously.

Mar 18 08:20

Exit Polls: One-Third Of Voters Won't Vote For Trump Or Clinton

After the dust has settled from the second Super Tuesday, one thing has become clear to both the voters and the pundits. After weeks of shocking statements by Trump and allegations of criminal behavior against Hillary, a significant portion of the electorate are not happy with the GOP and Democratic front-runners.

Mar 18 08:18

FLASHBACK:Crashes of Convenience: Michael Connell

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
- Joseph Stalin

Mar 18 08:15

Eric Trump received threatening letter reading: ‘Father to withdraw from presidential race or children will be hurt’

The 2016 presidential race has now elevated to a new level after Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump was mailed a threatening letter to his posh Manhattan residence that also contained a mysterious “white powder.”

Mar 18 08:08

Young People Would Rather Have An Internet Connection Than Daylight

The average young person in Britain think having access to the internet is more important than daylight, according to a new poll.
British youths aged between 18 and 25 were asked to identify five things which they felt were important to maintain their quality of life.

Mar 18 08:05

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel

A foray of condemnations of the boycott of Israel seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Calls from Western governments, originating from the UK, the US, Canada and others, to criminalize the boycott of Israel have hardly slowed down the momentum of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). On the contrary, it has accelerated.

Mar 18 08:03

Rubio’s defeat means the downfall of neoconservatives

The stinging defeat of Senator Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida yesterday, and his withdrawal from the Republican race, have very powerful significance: pro-Israel neoconservatism has been flushed from the Republican Party, twenty years after it captured that party and produced the Iraq War.

Mar 18 07:58

Danney Williams: I'm the son of the 42nd President of the United States- Bill Clinton

Danny Williams has long claimed to be the illegitimate son of Bill Clinton, and now the 27-year-old black man from Arkansas is putting new pressure on the former President and his presidential-hopeful wife.

Mar 18 07:36

Finicum Shooting: Was Bundy Driver/“Bodyguard” an FBI Agent Provocateur?

There is a startling omission in a newly released official “Incident Report” on the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum that has reopened controversy over a key figure in the Oregon standoff with federal authorities. Recent Facebook postings by supporters of the occupation point to the conspicuous exclusion of this individual’s name in the 360-page report released last week as further evidence that he is “the informant and rat” who betrayed Finicum, Ammon Bundy, and the other occupiers.

Mar 18 06:46

The dangers of smart technology

People need to come up to speed with the technology that they are using. All of this smart technology, these smart devices which we surround ourselves with are supposed to assist us in being more efficient. But are these devises more harmful than helpful?

Mar 18 05:48

Israel draft law allows jail for Palestinians aged 12

Ahmed Manasrah, a 13-year-old Palestinian child, was reportedly beaten by Israeli interrogators.

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Mar 18 05:09

Live stream of stop AIPAC conference


Starts 9am eastern time.

Mar 18 05:05

Major Israel Lobbying Group Under Fire From Jews For Hosting Donald Trump

A growing chorus of Jewish voices are blasting a major Israel lobbying group for inviting Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to speak at its annual conference, arguing his inflammatory rhetoric and sometimes anti-Semitic supporters are out-of-step with the values of Judaism.

Mar 18 01:46

Trump Hits 65 Percent in New York

Poll: Donald Trump Hits 65 Percent in New York, More than 50 Percent Ahead of Ted Cruz
A new poll out on Thursday obliterates the latest mainstream media narrative confronting billionaire Donald Trump: That he can’t get majorities, but can only get pluralities, in election results.

The poll of New York state, conducted by Boston’s Emerson College, has Trump dominating his only two remaining competitors in the Empire State with 65 percent of Republicans there backing him. Only 12 percent back Sen. Ted Cruz , Trump’s closest competitor, and just one percent support Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The poll was conducted over three days, March 14 to March 16, during two days of which Sen. Marco Rubio was still in the race>>>

Mar 18 01:33

How Trump Rebranded the GOP

He's the greatest brander of his time, but he can't take all the credit for this one: The party had to destroy its old brand first.
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Trump accomplished this rebranding so fast that Republicans still don’t seem to understand what happened to them. We’ve heard him say it many times in recent months—he’s defined the race, whether the issue is immigration or trade or corporate tax inversions, which even Hillary Clinton has taken up as a cause. Trump’s favorite locution: "If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t even be talking about [fill in the blank].” Or as his daughter Ivanka put it recently to Breitbart: “From Day One, my father set the agenda for what the whole party is talking about.”

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Mar 18 01:14

EPA Chief, Michigan Governor Asked to Resign Over Flint Water Crisis

Republican leaders point blame at EPA’s McCarthy, while Democrats say Gov. Snyder failed to act

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties called on the top officials at the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Michigan to resign Thursday over their respective roles in the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Republicans began by calling for EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s resignation, and Democrats shot back that Michigan’s GOP Gov. Rick Snyder should resign.>>>

Mar 18 01:14

EPA Chief, Michigan Governor Asked to Resign Over Flint Water Crisis

Republican leaders point blame at EPA’s McCarthy, while Democrats say Gov. Snyder failed to act

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties called on the top officials at the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Michigan to resign Thursday over their respective roles in the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Republicans began by calling for EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s resignation, and Democrats shot back that Michigan’s GOP Gov. Rick Snyder should resign.>>>

Mar 17 18:00

Bank of Japan intervenes in the market to smash Yen after Nikkei crashes 700 points

Nikkei futures rallied post-Fed into the Japanese open (despite weakness in USDJPY) and then when trade data struck (and exposed the utter failure of competitive devaluation), everything went into freefall. The Nikkei crashed 700 points and USDJPY plunged to its lowest since QQE2…

Mar 17 17:56

North Sea Oil Forecast To Lose £1bn Each Year – Report

The North Sea Oil industry is losing so much money, that within five years it will actually cost the British taxpayer money, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

Mar 17 15:27

SeaWorld Halts The Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

SeaWorld will no longer breed killer whales in captivity as it phases out its theatrical shows in favor of “natural orca encounters,” the company announced Thursday. The end of the captive breeding program is effective immediately.

Mar 17 14:58

Raise a Glass on St. Patrick's Day with these 10 Irish Toasts

(*Tonight is PROFESSIONAL NIGHT ,
AMATEUR NIGHT being New Years Eve ! )

Mar 17 13:50

There Are No Silver Linings for the GOP This Year

(*Even though they Spent All That Money ?)

Mar 17 13:33

Republicans Introducing Iran Sanctions to Congress

***“I reject our current posture of willful ignorance and inaction towards Iran's terrorist activities, illegal missile testing, funding Assad's war, and human rights abuses,” says Sen. Mark Kirk. “The Administration’s response cannot once again be it’s ‘not supposed to be doing that’ as Iran continues to walk all over U.S. foreign policy and the international community,"

He is joined by 15 other Republican senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Mar 17 13:29

Homeless Sue Los Angeles For Arrests And Destroying Their Property

A group of homeless people are suing the City of Los Angeles and the police department for “criminalizing” their homelessness, violating their civil rights and destroying their possessions.

“We brought this suit to prevent the city from engaging in a practice of unlawfully seizing and destroying homeless people’s property. It is an ongoing issue that is only increasing in frequency, which is why we brought the case,” the plaintiffs’ attorney Shayla Meyers told Courthouse News.

Mar 17 13:25

Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush surprised most pundits by bowing out of the 2016 Presidential race fairly early.

There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster.

If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude.

In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking.

All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name forward.

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Mar 17 13:11

Snyder, EPA administrator testify at Flint congressional hearing

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Snyder told the panel at a contentious hearing that the state Department of Environmental Quality repeatedly gave him assurances that the water being piped in from the Flint River was safe -- when in fact it had dangerous levels of lead.

But Cummings said the governor should have done more to push back against state experts. He says the committee has documents "showing that people all around the governor were sounding the alarms, but he either ignored them or didn't hear them."

The chairman of the oversight panel, Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also deserves blame. He told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, "You failed."

He also took issue with McCarthy's comment that it was "courageous" for the EPA's Midwest regional chief to resign as the crisis got worse.>>>

Mar 17 12:49

Russia may deploy forces back to Syria ‘in mere hours’ if necessary

While Russia is withdrawing most of its forces from Syria, they could be deployed there again in a matter of hours if such a need arises, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated. He added that the Russian bases in Syria are well-protected.

“Of course, if such a need arises, Russia can, in several hours, build up its forces in Syria to a size capable of dealing with an escalating situation and use the entire range of means at its disposal,” Putin said.

“We wouldn’t like that. A military escalation is not our choice. We hope the parties involved would show common sense and that both the government and the opposition will stick to the peace process,” he added.

Putin was summarizing the results of the Russian five-month-long anti-terror campaign in Syria >>>

Mar 17 12:21

Texas Police Officer Who Killed Teenager While Off-Duty Arrested On Murder Charge

An off-duty suburban Dallas police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old boy and wounded another teen has been arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault. The dead victim’s family is calling for the death penalty.

Mar 17 11:48

GOP Insider Admits: “That’s just the way it is… We Choose the Nominee, Not the Voters”

This GOP official made a brazen admission that, well, voting doesn’t matter.

Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.

“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 17 11:35

UC Regents Conclude: "Anti-Zionism and other forms of discrimination have no place at the University of California."

The 'Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff' for the University of California system recommended that the UC Regents adopt the recently released 'Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance.' This is to occur at the upcoming March 23, 2016 meeting. While much of it is mind-numbingly boring and droning gobble-dee-gook, below are the relevant paragraphs. They begin with a little background, give platitudes to freedom of speech, and then begin with their squirrely language which can be interpreted basically however the regime in power at any given time wants it to be interpreted. Their first paragraph, however, states very clearly that anti-Zionism is 'discrimination' and will not be tolerated.

Mar 17 11:27

Survival Hacks: With These 17 Tricks, You Can Improvise Through Any Crisis

One part of prepping is gathering and storing lots of useful gear and supplies.

Another part is honing your skills so that you could likely manage without any of those supplies – if you had to.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 17 11:05

Leaked Pentagon Documents: The US Government Finally Admits That the People They Armed in Syria Have Committed Genocide

Prior to 2012, ISIS, as we know them, did not exist. So how did this unknown group of psychopathic killers gain such notoriety so quickly?

Leaked Pentagon documents and News Anchor Ben Swann from WGCL Atlanta, explain exactly what happened.

A plan to create and arm an active resistance to the Assad regime was put in place four years ago, and the result was a radical group of jihadists who, in turn, morphed into ISIS, all thanks to the United States.

These leaked Pentagon documents are not the only evidence that the United States created and aided ISIS either. Just last year, renowned journalist Seymour Hersh interviewed members of the DoD who confirmed the establishment knew about the monster they were creating but chose to conveniently ignore it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks; doesn't it make you feel like you are getting your money's worth in Syria?!?

Mar 17 10:45

Order Up: Robots May Take Over Carl’s Jr.

More concerned with an increase in the minimum wage than an apocalyptic robot uprising, one major fast food chain CEO is committed to investing in a person-free workforce. The industry’s reputation for employing surly teens may be coming to an end.

Mar 17 10:43

Erdogan: Democracy, Freedom Have ‘Absolutely No Value Any Longer’

Concerns about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian leanings have been at the fore in the nation’s political dialogue since he assumed the presidency, and appear to have been well founded, as in a televised speech today he declared “democracy,, freedom, and the rule of law have absolutely no value any longer.”

Rather, Turkey is about one thing in 2016, and that’s wars, with Erdogan insisting anyone who supports his wars is a friend and anyone “on the opposite side are our enemy,” insisting the nation will treat them all with an iron fist.

Erdogan also vowed to turn the nation’s military against the opposition HDP, which opposes the war against the Kurds, saying that “wherever you run, our soldiers, police, and village guards will find you there and do what is necessary.” Erdogan had previously pushed for the HDP’s parliamentarians to lose their legal immunity so they could be charged as terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, the recent bombings in Ankara were horrific, and should be universally condemned.

But the genocide in Cizre was no proper response at all to this violence, and will only beget more violence.

Erdogan, by cracking down the way he has, and not allowing more political dialogue to heal the Turkish/Kurdish divide, is on his way to instigating a civil war in Turkey; and that is the last thing Turkey needs right now.

Mar 17 10:41

Soros Floods Democrats With Millions, Warns Trump Of "Consequences"

Following MoveOn.org's "success" last Friday, George Soros is back on the lips of an increasing number of Americans as Bloomberg reports, the liberal billionaire, whose effort to unseat President George W. Bush in 2004 shattered political spending records, is returning to big-ticket activism after an 11-year hiatus. Soros has spent or committed more than $13 million to support Hillary Clinton and other Democrats this election cycle and has warned Donald Trump (and Ted Cruz) of "consequences" for their words and actions. Welcome to the Oligarchy.

Mar 17 10:26

Congressman calls on bankers to ‘neuter’ Elizabeth Warren — the ‘Darth Vader’ of Wall Street

Senior House Financial Services Committee member, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) told a conference of bankers Wednesday morning that they needed to “find a way to neuter” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to Politico. Luetkemeyer was at an American Bankers Association conference in Washington when he made the remark, also calling Warren “the Darth Vader of the financial services world.”

According to Allied Progress, Luetkemeyer is an old friend to the banking and predatory lending industry, receiving more than $1 million in campaign donations from the industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So how, precisely, would Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer have Senator Warren "neutered"?!?

Funding a candidate with resources so intense that Warren could not possibly win another election?!?

Or, perhaps, did he have something more deadly in mind, let's say an assassination made to look like a legitimate "accident"?!?

It wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened in our rapidly "ripening" banana republic of the United States of America.

Senator Warren, I would strongly suggest you start wearing Kevlar undies, coupled with driving a car which has no computer to be hijacked.

I respect her consistent work to keep US citizens from getting exploited, even if we agree to disagree on some fundamental policy issues.

Mar 17 10:07

Northern California highway crumbles as storm-soaked hillside collapses

Days of rain caused a hillside to collapse and part of a state highway through Trinity County to crumble and wash away this week, cutting off a main pass for locals, Caltrans officials said.

Mar 17 09:35

Brownshirts & Republican Wimps

As news outlets have reported, Friday’s disruption at the University of Illinois’s Chicago auditorium was a preplanned assault.

Behind it were the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Hispanics hoisting Mexican flags and cop-haters carrying filthy signs to show their contempt for police.

People for Bernie, a pro-Sanders outfit, tweeted, “[This] wasn’t just luck. It took organizers from dozens of organizations and thousands of people to pull off. Great work.”

Now, Sanders did not order this assault on the civil rights of Trump supporters. But MoveOn.org has endorsed him and “Bernie” signs and T-shirts were everywhere among the disrupters. Hence, he has a duty to disavow this conduct and those who engaged in it.

If Sanders refuses, he condones it, and is morally complicit.

Can one imagine how the media would pile on Trump if working-class white males in Trump T-shirts invaded a Hillary Clinton rally and shut it down?

Mar 17 09:30

Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Sues Uber For $10mn For ‘Ruining His Life’

Jason Dalton, accused of killing six people in the Kalamazoo shooting rampage last month, is suing his former employer, Uber, for $10 million in “punitive damages.” Dalton claims the company “ruined” his life.

Mar 17 09:20

THE LIST OF HILLARY OFFICIALS JUDICIAL WATCH PLANS TO SUBPOENA

Judicial Watch said it wants answers from:

Stephen D. Mull, executive secretary of the State Department from June 2009 to October 2012. He suggested that Clinton be issued a State Department BlackBerry, which would protect her identity and would also be subject to FOIA requests;

Lewis A. Lukens, executive director of the executive secretariat from 2008 to 2011. He emailed with Patrick Kennedy and Cheryl Smith about setting up a computer for Clinton to check her clintonemail.com email account;

Patrick F. Kennedy, under secretary for management since 2007 and the secretary’s principal adviser on management issues, including technology and information services;

Donald R. Reid, senior coordinator for security infrastructure, Bureau of Diplomatic Security since 2003. He was involved in early discussions about Clinton using her BlackBerry and other devices to conduct official State Department business;

Mar 17 09:04

OUR NEWEST WRH T-SHIRT DESIGN! Dear GOP, No Trump No Vote

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Mar 17 07:38

‘In every important way Israel has failed’– leading American Zionist says No mas

Israel is “a failure,” the Zionist dream has curdled into Jewish selfishness, a major Jewish leader writes in an important article published yesterday. “After a life and career devoted to Jewish community and Israel, I conclude that in every important way Israel has failed to realize its promise for me,” David Gordis states.

Mar 17 07:34

U.S. should stop subsidizing bad Israeli policies

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multibillion dollar dependent. The United States can’t afford to continue subsidizing its well-off friends. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn’t need American support.

Mar 17 07:23

Israel retracts statement, keeps Brazil ambassador nominee

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has retracted an announcement that it is withdrawing the nomination of a settler leader as ambassador to Brazil.

Mar 17 07:17

Germany's top Nazi hunter to keep up chase for another decade

Undeterred by dwindling numbers of living suspects, Germany's top Nazi hunter is determined to keep tracking down criminals involved in Hitler's murder machine for another decade.

Note: Next we will exhume dead Nazis and put them on trial! holocau$t

Mar 17 07:12

Timothy McVeigh's lawyer endorses Merrick Garland, who prosecuted his client in OKC Bombing Case

The lawyer who 'represented' Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombing case has heaped glowing praise on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, claiming "he’s above reproach. He has integrity" and that "I agreed with everything the president said about Judge Garland." Attorney Stephen Jones also urged his state's Republican Senators to confirm Garland. You just can't make this stuff up. Terry Nichols attorney Michael Tigar, on the other hand, recalled Garland as being a mere distant figure in the case. "Garland showed up for a bail hearing ... and that’s the only time I can remember him doing anything in the case. He had been sent out from Washington, D.C., and that was it. How he got the reputation as having a great deal to do with it — you couldn’t prove it to me," Tigar said.

Mar 17 06:59

The end of the bull market in stocks?

Mar 17 06:46

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel

snip: “The whole world is against us,” is quite a common justification in Israel itself, of the international reaction to Israel’s Apartheid practices. With time, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and feeds on past notions that are no longer applicable. No matter how many companies divest from Israel – the latest being the world’s largest security corporation G4S – and, no matter how many universities and churches vote to boycott Israel, Israeli society remains entrenched behind the slogan and its disconcerting sense of victimization.

Many Israelis believe that their country is a ‘villa in a jungle’ – a notion that is constantly enforced by top Israeli leaders. Right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is purposely advancing the crippling fear in his own society. Unable to see the unmistakable crimes he has carried out against Palestinians for years, he continues to perpetuate the idea of the purity of Israel and the wickedness of everyone else.

Mar 17 05:49

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Invokes 'Anti-Semitism' Seconds Into His First Ever Public Speech

51 seconds in to his first-ever public words as Supreme Court nominee, 63-year-old Merrick Garland invoked 'anti-Semitism.' But even prior to that, 9 seconds in to his speech he began to cry.

Mar 17 05:38

Florida law suppresses anti-Israel campaigns

Florida lawmakers recently passed a bill, which Gov. Rick Scott has just signed into law, that is intended to suppress boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns related to Israeli human-rights abuses.

Mar 17 02:16

Bergdahl Explains Why He Walked Off Base

He wanted to draw attention to bad leadership

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he left a post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as bad decisions by officers above him, according to documents released Wednesday that also show he was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Bergdahl told a general who investigated the case that he hoped to cause an alarm by leaving his post, then walk to a larger base in Afghanistan so he could have an audience with a top commander. "It was a self-sacrifice thing," Bergdahl said, according to the transcript of a 2014 interview with Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl. He said he planned to turn up at the larger base within days and refuse to talk to anybody but a general. Instead, he wound up in enemy captivity for years and now faces charges including desertion.

In the interview, Bergdahl expressed misgivings about how he and other soldiers were sent to help retrieve a disabled armored vehicle before encountering explosives and enemy fire that turned a six-hour mission into one lasting several days.>>>

Mar 16 20:02

Zionism and Campaigns of Delegitimization: a Very Rich History Indeed

Even former US Presidents are not immune from organized Zionist campaigns of delegitimization

An organized Zionist campaign of delegitimization that culminated in his being, at least to my knowledge, the first living ex-president to be forcibly barred from speaking to the assembled delegates of his own party’s presidential nominating convention

Mar 16 18:48

DOJ Steps Up Bid To Combat "Criminalization Of Poverty" Highlighted By Ferguson Abuses

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is calling for a crackdown on local courts that bog down defendants with steep fines and fees that often lead to jail time.

Mar 16 16:39

$80 Dollar Parking at SXSW

Mar 16 16:26

Pics: First Lady Michelle Obama gives keynote speech in Austin, a sit down with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, other celebs

The First Lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote speech Wednesday morning at the Austin Convention Center as a major addition to the already happening SXSW music festivities.

Mar 16 15:31

Donald Trump rally accused stage runner charged federally

Thomas DiMassimo’s attorney does not think his client will be charged in state court, but that the federal misdemeanor charge will go forward.

“I don’t think he’s going to be charged in both jurisdictions,” said Jon Paul Rion, who added that he didn’t think DiMassimo would be in Dayton Municipal Court on Tuesday. “It’s clear that Thomas is simply a college student who, in his mind, was simply engaging in a form of political speech and making a statement, in his own mind.

“He is not a member of any organization. Those statements (of DiMassimo’s possible ties to ISIS) are completely without basis.”

Mar 16 15:21

Belfast Prison Officer Wounded In New IRA Bombing Dies

A prison officer injured in a car bomb attack in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4 has died.

It is understood Adrian Ismay, 52, died from a heart attack after being rushed into hospital on Tuesday morning.

Mar 16 15:13

‘Thunderstorm Spiral': Pentagon Trains for Underground War/Disaster In Densely-Populated MegaCities

Increasingly, the Pentagon is looking at the likelihood – perhaps the inevitability – of war/conflict inside of a destabilized or decimated megacity urban center like New York – and even underground.

In the program titled ‘Thunderstorm Spiral,’ the US government solicits demonstrations to tackle the challenges of megacities and underground environments, which will become increasingly prevalent as populations continue to grow.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 16 15:01

Fox News cancels GOP primary debate

Fox News announced Wednesday that the network has canceled the Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Monday in Salt Lake City, after first Donald Trump and then John Kasich said they would not attend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why should Donald show up? Every debate has been a "Get Donald" hate-fest. He's winning. He doesn't need to make himself a target any more.

Mar 16 14:03

ENFORCEMENT OF THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

The FTC takes aggressive legal action to make sure telemarketers abide by the Do Not Call Registry. To date, the Commission has brought 105 enforcement actions against companies and telemarketers for Do Not Call, abandoned call, robocall and Registry violations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

105? That's a joke! There are tens of thousands of these telemarketers ignoring the do not call list; I just got another annoying call during my radio show!

Mar 16 13:25

The Same Gop Who Made Trump Pledge to Support the Nominee Is Plotting Against Its Likely Nominee

The GOP still has many tricks up its sleeves that it could use to keep the nomination out of Trump’s hands. For now, the details are mostly arbitrary and theoretical.

But it remains to be seen how far they will actually go in using their leverage to alter the results of this race, even as a coordinated effort is underway. Suffice to say, the political system is quite gamed, and tilted heavily towards a house win – the House that GOP built.

Regardless, things have gotten rather ridiculous and hypocritical.

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Mar 16 13:15

Evidence: Did Ex-Breitbart Reporter Michelle Fields Lie About Trump's Campaign Manager Assaulting Her?

Strange this place was full of reporters and cameramen and yet there is no clear footage of this happening at all. Here's what we know.

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Mar 16 11:29

Israel Confiscates Large Tract of Palestine Land in West Bank

Israel announced on Army Radio today that they have “appropriated” a large tract of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, confiscating some 579 acres (2.3 square kilometers), which NGO Peace Now referred to as the largest single confiscation of territory in years.

The territory seized is near the Palestinian city of Jericho, and is reportedly slated to be used in the expansion of Jewish settlements in the area, to further prevent the potential of forming a contiguous Palestinian state in the future.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the move as illegal, and urged Israel to immediately reverse the seizure of Palestinian territory in the interest of a comprehensive peace deal. US officials also said the seizure was “fundamentally undermining” the peace process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is just about as useful as are lactating glands on a steer, when it comes to dealing with Israel, on these Israeli land confiscation issues; and the US government silently watches, and says, and does, next to nothing.

How in heaven's name can there possibly be a peace process, when Israel has declared war on the Palestinian people, which manifests as land annexation, and serial genocide?!?

The short answer is, there is no peace process, period, end of discussion.

Mar 16 11:20

AMERICA HAS NEARLY 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE IN JAIL WHO HAVEN'T BEEN CONVICTED OF COMMITTING A CRIME

Every year, 636,000 people walk out of prison gates, but people go to jail over 11 million times each year, 451,000 people in jails haven't even been convicted.

Some have just been arrested and will make bail in the next few hours or days, and others are too poor to make bail and must remain behind bars until their trial.

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What's wrong with a system which allows this to happen?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Mar 16 11:11

HILLARY THE SPY?

Clinton and her top aides had access to a Pentagon-run classified network that goes up to the Secret level, as well as a separate system used for Top Secret communications.

The two systems - the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) - are not connected to the unclassified system, known as the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet). You cannot email from one system to the other, though you can use NIPRNet to send emails outside the government.

Somehow, highly classified information from SIPRNet, as well as even the super-secure JWICS, jumped from those closed systems to the open system and turned up in at least 1,340 of Clinton's home emails - including several the CIA earlier this month flagged as containing ultra-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs, a subset of SCI.

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Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

At the same time Bill Clinton was transferring this technology to China, huge donations began to pour into his re-election campaign from the US companies allowed to sell the technology to China, and from American citizens of Chinese descent. The fact that they were US citizens allowed them to donate to political campaigns, but it later emerged that they were acting as conduits for cash coming in from Asian sources, including Chinese Intelligence Agencies! The scandal became known as China-gate!

This establishes a history of the Clintons treating US secrets as their own personal property, selling them to raise money for campaigns.

Now then, let us consider a private email server with weak security, at least one known totally open access point, no encryption, and outside the control and monitoring systems of the US government, on which are parked many of the nation's most closely guarded secrets! Security experts agree that Hillary's server had worse security than the Ashley Madison website!

Now, consider a charitable foundation owned by the Clintons (which actually does very little charitable work). Being a charitable foundation, it is allowed to accept "donations" from foreign sources, and roughly 40% of the cash that has poured into the Clinton Foundation has come from foreign sources. Many of those foreign sources received preferential treatment from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sufficient for attorney Larry Klayman to file a RICO lawsuit against the foundation (which as of last report was thrown out of court by a Clinton-appointed judge who refused to recuse himself over the obvious conflict of interest)!

Easy means of delivering secrets. Easy means of accepting payment! And now there is confirmation that Hillary did have a private "off the books" spy network, centered on Sidney Blumenthal, while she was secretary of state!

This is a perfect setup to repeat the 1996 selling of secrets for cash. In other words, a perfect espionage operation, running out the US State Department, with the weak email server providing the secrets and a charitable foundation to accept and launder the payments! Hillary doesn't have to physically steal the files, the way Jonathan Pollard did. Hillary doesn't have to scratch an X on a mailbox, the way Aldrich Ames did. Hillary doesn't have to tape bundles of stolen documents underneath a park bridge, like Robert Hannsen did!

It is time to look past the small scandal of the private email server at what may be a far larger scandal hidden behind it!

And the longer the government and corporate media avoids this question, the more complicit they look!

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Mar 16 11:09

London And Frankfurt Stock Exchanges To Merge

Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSEG) said they had reached a merger agreement and saw potential cost savings of 450 million euros ($499 million) per year for the combined company.

"The combination will offer significant value creation potential," Deutsche Boerse said in a statement on Wednesday.

LSEG's current Chairman Donald Brydon would be Chairman of the new company, while Deutsche Boerse's chief Carsten Kengeter would be its CEO, Deutsche Boerse and LSEG both said.

The combined companies’ board would be made up of equal numbers of LSE and Deutsche Boerse directors.

The new firm, which will be domiciled in Britain, with a primary listing in the blue-chip FTSE 100, will also have a home on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and have corporate headquarters in both cities.

Nearly 16 years after their first attempt to merge, the London and Frankfurt exchanges last month confirmed they were holding detailed discussions on an all-share merger.

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These derivatives may well be dumped on the British people ahead of the Brexit.

Mar 16 10:38

Merrick Garland Offers Poignant Story About Anti-Semitism as Supreme Court Battle Looms

Recounting his Jewish family’s battle with persecution, Judge Merrick Garland made an emotional pitch to become the fourth Jewish justice on the nation’s top court. “My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement…in the early 1900’s, fleeing anti-Semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in America,” Garland told reporters in the Rose Garden, flanked by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Mar 16 10:37

Georgia GOPer blocks rape kit bill: We don’t need law ‘just because it makes you feel good’

Georgia Republican state Sen. Renee Unterman has blocked a bill with bipartisan support that would require law enforcement in the state to account for untested evidence of sexual assaults.

Democratic state Rep. Scott Holcomb said that he sponsored House Bill 827 — or the Pursuing Justice for Rape Victims Act — because audits had shown that, in some cases, thousands of rape kits had been ignored for years.

But Unterman, who chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said that she would not allow the bill to move forward for a full vote on the Senate floor because it had been “overly politicized” by Holcomb, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“If there was a problem, I would be Johnny on the spot and I would have written the legislation,” Unterman insisted. “I think he really overly politicized it in an election year and I’ve got a problem with that.”

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Congratulations, Georgia Senator Unterman: you have just declared, by refusing to allow a vote on this bill, that in Georgia, it is "open season" for rapists.

Apparently, you do not believe rape to be a "serious enough" crime to make sure that rape kits get correctly processed.

I would like to hope that your constituents hold you thoroughly, and personally accountable for this travesty in the next Georgia election cycle.

Mar 16 10:29

Cleveland prosecutor who cleared cops in Tamir Rice’s death defeated in Dem primary

Cuyahoga County District Attorney Tim McGinty lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday night, less than three months after Cleveland activists began calling for him to be voted out for his handling of the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s shooting death at the hands of police.

CleveScene reported that McGinty conceded the Democratic primary race to opponent Mike O’Malley around midnight local time.

McGinty became the subject of protests around the area for clearing Officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann in Rice’s death.

Footage showed the boy was shot and killed within seconds of the officers driving up to the boy at a local park, where he was spotted holding a replica gun in late 2014. McGinty has refused to release the testimony heard by the grand jury who heard the case.

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GOOD!

Mar 16 10:21

DHS, THE FBI AND INTRADO COMMUNICATIONS ARE GIVING OUR HOMES THREAT ASSESSMENTS

Intrado Communications is the company behind assigning every home a threat rating and it’s run by two former deputies, the FBI and DHS.

“George Heinrichs and Stephen Meer spent 35 years building Intrado Inc. into one of the largest public-safety companies providing 911 services.”

“They brought on partners who have experience in areas of public safety and technology who they met while running Intrado – from their time as entrepreneurs and sheriff’s deputies when they launched 911-services company SCC Communications Corp. in 1979, later raising venture funding, changing its name to Intrado, going public on the Nasdaq exchange and being acquired by a larger public company for approximately one-half billion dollars.”

Intrado’s co-founders, (two former cops) were inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for creating a national home threat assessment program!

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So now, in the alleged "land of the free and the home of the brave" there is a mandatory "threat assessment" of every home?!?

How completely terrified does a government have to be of its own people to do this?!? This sounds so Old Soviet Union, with all the technological advantages of contemporary communications.

I have to shake my head, and wonder what the "threat assessment' is of our home. We tell the truth as we see it, never advocate violence, and work hard to get information out there.

I am a Christian pacifist, who always encourages this government to achieve its geopolitical objectives through logical, moral, good-faith negotiations, rather than through war; does that make me a threat to this government?!?

Has logic, which dissuades me from advocating war, become illegal?!?

Or perhaps is it that my logic, which wants to see everyone in this country given the tools to succeed in making good lives for themselves, very different from the logic of the money junkies, who see people who are not of their financial station, expendable in bloody wars of conquest to enhance their corporations' bottom lines?!?

While we have been distracted, this country's official legal framework has morphed from "innocent until proven guilty", to Code Napoleon law, which stipulates that suspects are "guilty until proven innocent", and the US government is now cascading down a very slippery moral slope indeed.

Mar 16 09:00

Broadening the Race War? Soros Creates Anti-Trump Pro-‘Illegals’ Super Pac

George Soros Forms Pro “Illegals” Super PAC To Shift Election … Soros Dumping Millions Into Questionable Voter Influence Campaign – Illegals? … Their tools in the onslaught are what the New York Times describes as “Latinos and other immigrants.” -RickWells

Call this decade “1960’s Redux”- mostly because the men at the top want it this way.

They want continued and expanded polarization. They seek social disruption.

Out of chaos … order. A new world order.

And this is likely just what’s happening.

Mar 16 08:52

Jared Fogle BEATEN AND BLOODIED in Prison Yard Ambush

Jared Fogle got a surprise beatdown in federal prison from an inmate who has major issues with child molesters ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, Fogle got jumped in the rec yard at Englewood prison in Colorado back on January 29, and it was not much of a fight. An inmate named Steven Nigg pushed Fogle down and then unloaded a barrage of punches to his face.

Nigg, who's in for a weapons charge, left Fogle with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck. 60-year-old Nigg was also injured -- a small cut on his left hand from delivering the whuppin'. Prison officials put Nigg in solitary as punishment.

We spoke to Nigg's family and they're not surprised. We're told Steven's pissed because so many child sex predators are housed in the low security facility, and Fogle was just the last straw.

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Prisons have a social order, and child molesters are at the very bottom. Anybody got a problem with that?

Mar 16 08:48

Jewish USSC Nominee Merrick Garland Headed The Oklahoma City False Flag Whitewash / Prosecutions

Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland got his big legal start prosecuting the Oklahoma City bombing case. Garland went to the scene personally, 'investigated,' and pushed for the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. After Garland helped cover up the OKC government terrorism operation, arch-criminal Bill Clinton rewarded him by appointing him to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Mar 16 08:20

Obama to nominate Jewish judge, Merrick Garland, to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is a Jewish judge, Merrick Garland, who is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland, 63, a Chicago native, has worked in Washington since the 1970s, first as a Supreme Court clerk, then a private lawyer, an assistant U.S. attorney and, since 1997, a federal judge. Born to a Jewish mother and a Protestant father, Garland was raised as a Jew.

Mar 16 08:07

25-Year-Old Syrian Immigrant (U.S. Citizen) Convicted Of Lying In ISIL Terrorism Investigation, Sentenced to 8 Years

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release on Monday: "In his plea agreement, Kodaimati admitted that he knew a member of ISIL and that while in Syria he participated in a battle against the Syrian regime, including shooting at others, in coordination with Al Nusrah fighters. During today’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia noted that the crime involved “very, very serious” false statements and that an eight year sentence was necessary to deter others who might be tempted to lie when national security is at stake. “The defendant deliberately hid his connections to terrorists and the fact that he participated in combat in Syria,” said U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy. “This is an appropriately severe sentence that underscores the very serious nature of a crime that has the potential to jeopardize our national security.” Kodaimati was born in Syria and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in September 2008.

Mar 16 07:25

Silence Over Anti-Semitism at CUNY

“Jews out of CUNY” was heard at Hunter College; a yarmulke-wearing professor at Brooklyn College was called a “Zionist pig” at a faculty meeting; and Jewish students were verbally harassed at John Jay College.
Note: The holocau$t card and the anti-Semitism card have been played too often. The world is fed up and so am I!

Mar 16 05:45

Self-Driving Cars Programmed to Sacrifice As They Hit the Road: "Someone Is Going to Die"

Self-driving cars are poised to take over U.S. roads and destroy American jobs… and they will also kill people, even if by accident.

The robot car revolution hit a speed bump on Tuesday as senators and tech experts sounded stern warnings about the potentially fatal risks of self-driving cars.“There is no question that someone is going to die in this technology,” said Duke University roboticist Missy Cummings in testimony before the US Senate committee on commerce, science and transportation. “The question is when and what can we do to minimize that.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 16 05:43

The Terrorist Watchlist, Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter, and Gang Stalking

I have written several times on Intellihub about being watchlisted and have noted that there are different types of watchlits, and that being placed on one watchlist does not necessarily mean that you are placed on a second or third.

Mar 16 05:18

Nationally promoted activist calls for white people to kill themselves to atone for their “white privilege”

A now viral YouTube clip shows two heavily promoted black student activists from the University of West Georgia literally calling for white people to kill themselves in order to atone for their so-called white privilege during a debate at Harvard University.

Mar 16 04:57

Was This Dead Oil Exec's Car Hacked?

You ever notice with stories like this, investigators never even consider the possibility of foul play? The media is already floating the possibility of suicide, yet murder... never once mentioned, as if it's not even remotely feasible that someone might want to silence a billionaire oil exec who co-founded the largest independent gas producer in the country the morning after he's federally indicted on bid rigging charges?

Meanwhile, with technology as hackable as it is these days, bicycles are starting to look better and better all the time...

Mar 16 03:00

London Stock Exchange Group Announces Merger With Deutsche Börse AG

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Providing there is 100% acceptance of the offer, the merger will mean LSEG shareholders will own 45.6% of UK TopCo and DBAG shareholders will hold 54.4%.

In the statement the groups said the merger would create a leading Europe-based global markets infrastructure group with a highly complementary combination of asset classes to improve growth for both companies whilst offering an enhanced product offering for customers.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group plc said:

“We are creating an industry-defining combination which will be a leading global market infrastructure business, very well positioned to create new benefits and efficiencies for our customers and increase value for our shareholders.”

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Mar 16 02:14

Traffic accident leads to voting snarl

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U,S. District Judge Susan Dlott called Secretary of State Jon Husted about her concerns shortly after 7:30 and then issued her written order to keep the polls open at 8:13 p.m., Husted's spokesman said.

"A judicial order ... after the polls closed makes it hard to keep the polls open," said Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County's GOP chairman and a member of the county's board of elections.

He said poll workers in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties found out about the extension from media reports and worked feverishly to accommodate voters who showed up after 7:30 p.m. It's unclear how many polling places didn't get the word, or how many late voters didn't get to cast ballots.

Until the late confusion, few problems were reported and most polling places in Ohio

Mar 16 01:59

Christie: Denying Trump Republican nomination at brokered convention may be 'very dangerous'

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Asked what he thought should happen if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz failed to reach the needed 1,237 GOP convention delegates to win their party's nomination, the governor argued against a brokered convention.

"I think it will be very difficult, if someone comes in close, and has a clear plurality of the delegates, to deny them the nomination," Christie said. "I think it's a very dangerous thing for any party to engage in: To disenfranchise the way people are voting."

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Mar 15 20:40

Strategic areas of D.C. to be shutdown starting 4 a.m. Wednesday morning for ‘Homeland Security Event’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — As of late Tuesday night one, like myself, can only sit and wonder why parts of D.C. are being strategically shut off by Homeland Security and controlled starting as early as 4 a.m. Wednesday morning for what officials are reporting as a ‘subway inspection.’

Mar 15 20:27

“Never seen anything like this before” — Sweden stunned at “unreal” surge in refugee sex attacks

As a direct result of Europe’s refugee crisis, new and very unpleasant social fractures have started to emerge.

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