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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 05 09:02

Jury Convicts Virginia Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Black Teen

A Virginia jury convicted a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, William Chapman, who was accused of shoplifting. The jury recommended he serve two-and-half-years in jail.

Aug 05 08:55

Iran Claimed Months Ago US Paid a Ransom, Nobody Listened

The Obama administration has spent the last several days claiming that a $400 million cash payment to the Islamic Republic of Iran had nothing to do with the coinciding release of four American hostages, but Iranian officials stated quite the opposite seven months ago.

Aug 05 08:54

NFL STAR TACKLES BLACK LIVES MATTER, CALLS THEM “HYPOCRITES”. WHY HE’S RIGHT AND ‘YOU MAD BRO’?

The Undefeated: What is your opinion of the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Sherman: It’s hard to formulate an opinion (not really, but continue to make sense) and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people ( George Soros funded thugs) who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. IT IS VERY HYPOCRITICAL.

Sherman went on to say that he wants ‘all lives to matter,’ and for everyone, regardless of race to be treated “decently.”

Aug 05 08:54

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Road to Airport in UK

Black Lives Matter protesters in the UK blocked a road heading to Heathrow Airport to prevent travelers from making their flights.

Seeing as how police brutality is non-existent in the UK, they decided to protest the fifth anniversary of the 2011 shooting of gangster criminal Mark Duggan.

Aug 05 08:52

HORRIFIC VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI BORDER POLICE TERRORIZE 8-YO PALESTINIAN GIRL AND STEAL HER BIKE

An Israeli cop has been suspended after a heartbreaking video was posted online showing two officers terrorize an innocent 8-year-old Palestinian girl.

The video, which was taken last week and surfaced on Tuesday, shows two Israeli border officers confronting a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian girl, Anwar Burqan, on Hebron’s al-Ibrahimi St., demanding she stop on the roadside. When the first officer confronts the girl he stomps on her bike and berates her until she runs away screaming and crying.

After the girl runs away, another officer walks up, grabs her bike and throws it into the bushes.

According to Haaretz, large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. Apparently, the girl’s bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, it takes a really MANLY Israeli cop to destroy a little Palestinian girl's bike for inadvertently driving on a portion of a street which is restricted for "her kind" of human, doesn't it?!?

Netanyahu will probably see to it that this guy gets promoted!!

Aug 05 08:49

Vets Crash John McCain's Office, Ask Him To Dump Trump

“Donald Trump has proven that he is a bigot.”

That’s how Nate Terani, a Navy veteran from Arizona, greeted the woman at the front desk in Sen. John McCain’s office on Thursday afternoon.

Aug 05 08:48

Passenger Raises Thousands to Send Uber Driver to See His Son in Olympics

A Pennsylvania Uber driver's dream of traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to see his son compete in the Olympic Games is coming true thanks to a chance encounter with a determined passenger.

Aug 05 08:46

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE KILLING US – MEET ONE OF THE DOCTORS WHO JUST PUBLISHED A PAPER ABOUT IT

“Any drug causing more side effects than benefits will not be called a medicine. It would rather be called a poison.”

Here, we are talking about antidepressants. Dr. Peter Gotzsche, co-founder of Cochrane Collaboration (the world’s foremost body in assessing medical evidence), is currently working to make the world aware of the fact that the side effects associated with the several pharmaceutical grade drugs are actually killing people all over the world. According to his research, 100,000 people in the United States alone die each year from the side effects of correctly-used prescription drugs. He published many papers reasoning the fact that antidepressants are making people suffer with its harmful effects to a large extent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would far rather take my supplements and exercise than trust any doctor's prescription at this point.

A number of years ago, I had joint pain so intense that I could not play my acoustic piano or harp. The HMO we went to gave me numerous tests, but none that ever got to the source of my discomfort.

I was put on a pain medication by my doctors, which barely managed the pain.

However, I found out later that the drug company which manufactured this drug was paying doctors to prescribe this medication, even if it was "off book" (had never been studied relative to the kind of pain for which it was being prescribed.)

That was probably the big reason I was never given the one test I should have been given to find out what the root of my problem was; for chemical sensitivities.

When Mike and I came back from San Francisco, where he was working on a project, the pain returned with a vengeance. I went to see my orthopedist, had an x-ray done, and this man said he could see nothing in the x-ray to explain the pain I was feeling.

I remember coming home in tears and asking Mike, "Can you please tell me WHEN in my schedule do I have the time to be a hypochondriac?!?"

He did some research on line, and found out that the kind of joint pain I was experiencing frequently came from sensitivity to formaldehyde precursors, which are ubiquitous in lower-end cosmetics and cleaning products. We read labels, and threw out a bunch of cosmetics, and cleansers.

Within 24 hours, I was able to walk without pain for the first time in half a decade.

The next time I went to my orthopedist, I threw the confirming research down on his office table, and told him, "The next time you have a client who comes in with these kind of symptoms, but you see nothing on the x-rays, have them tested for chemical sensitivity! You could have saved me from unnecessary pain and suffering if you and your team had done this from the beginning of my symptoms manifesting!!"

When the Pfizer story got out, the two doctors who had been treating me either "retired", or were summarily fired from my HMO.

This is why, in the future, I will have absolutely no problem asking a physician point-blank if they are compensated for prescribing whatever drug they are prescribing for me; call it a patient's right to know.

Aug 05 08:39

Protesters Interrupt Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although Hillary tries to conceal it, you can see a moment of real fear on her face.

Aug 05 08:37

THIRD WORLD: Flint mayor suspends garbage pick-ups, tells residents to keep trash inside pending further notice

A dispute over who should be paid to pick up the trash has left residents of Flint, Michigan, which made national headlines this last spring over its ongoing water crisis, with nowhere to put their garbage but piled up inside their homes.

Aug 05 08:27

In Latest Scandal, Trump Retracts Statement He Saw Video Of "Iran Cash Exchange" Just As Clip Emerges

It is unclear where Donald Trump might have caught the clip of the video, and whether or not the cash disclosed is what Iran claims it is (in light of the WSJ revelations it is very likely that this is indeed the alleged payment in question) but the footage was widely discussed several months ago when the hostages were released. The Iranian TV ran it with a title “The Rules of The Game." It was released on BBC TV during a segment discussing the release of the prisoners.

In other words, it did exist. Which is why it is quite ironic that following an onslaught of media pressure, Trump admitted weakness and was forced to deny his previous statement, even though this may have been the one case where no such admission was required.

Aug 05 08:26

NICARAGUAN PRESIDENT REMOVES POLITICAL OPPOSITION FROM CONGRESS, NOMINATES WIFE AS VICE PRESIDENT

While Latin America’s love of the political left has decreased as the oily money runs dry (e.g. Venezuela), one leader continues to strengthen his political grip across all corners of his country. Daniel Ortega, the 1980’s guerilla fighter who rose to fame by removing the Somoza dictatorship, is now creating his own version of authoritarianism.

Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November 2016, where Ortega will run for his third term (after changing the constitutional term limits). Evidently, Ortega is the overwhelming favorite given that he banned the main opposition party from running. Moreover, last week he removed all political opposition from Congress, essentially guaranteeing unanimous support from the legislative, judicial and executive branch. He stands alone.

This week, he nominated his wife as his running mate, and guaranteed that the Presidency will remain a family-run business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the United States is absolutely no stranger to political dynasties either, as witnessed by the rise of the Bush family, and the Clintons!!

Aug 05 08:11

Secret Service: Armed man arrested at Trump Tower; no threat

The Secret Service says an armed man who tried to breach a secured area outside New York’s Trump Tower as Donald Trump was coming home has been arrested.

But authorities say the man was a retired law enforcement officer who was armed legally and posed no threat to the Republican presidential nominee.

Federal authorities haven’t released his identity. He’s due in court Wednesday to answer expected charges of resisting federal officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story keeps twisting and turning like a snake on meth!

Aug 05 08:05

Rio 2016: Officials forced to cut their way into Olympic stadium after losing keys to gate

A gate of the Maracana Stadium, the host venue of the Rio Olympics, had to be forced open after organisers reportedly lost the key.

Aug 05 08:04

Two Muslim women who work for US government escorted off plane as they made staff ‘uncomfortable'

Two American Muslim women were asked to leave an American Airlines plane after one of them talked to another passenger about the lack of water and food and a flight attendant said they had made him feel “unsafe”.

Aug 05 08:04

Hillary’s Shariah Law Expert Khizir Khan Folds His Tent

Khizir Khan, the father of the celebrated dead Muslim soldier, has much to hide from the American electorate, judging from the fact that the website of KM Khan, immigration attorney and Shariah law scholar, has been pulled from the Internet. He’s packed his tent to ride off into the sunset on a camel.

Hook, line and sinker, the mainstream news is dangling like a sucker fish chummed by that Shariah-espousing shyster for the Saudi lobby, namely Khizir Khan, Esq. The shameless press corps simply repeated his partisan diatribe at the Democratic party convention at face value without fact-checking or even the slightest pretense of balance. Nor was the circumstances of his soldier son's death put in the context of an illegal war in Iraq and subsequent jihadist upsurge. The televised subversion of American democracy was accomplished flawlessly by a planted agent of the Sunni Salafist regime, who sat next to Hillary Clinton on the night of her nomination.

Aug 05 07:21

Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

“Change” is an Obama specialty. But he did nothing to change our nuclear arms policy, except to beef it up. No sign of a “moral imagination” imagining the devastation that this policy is leading us toward. No imaginative ideas to bring about nuclear disarmament. Just promises not to let the bad guys get ahold of them. They belong to us.

“And since that fateful day,” Obama continued, “we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan have forged not only an alliance but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war.”

This is sinister. As a matter of fact, it was precisely through war that the U.S. forged this alliance and this friendship – which the United States is now trying to militarize in its “Asian pivot”. It means that we can wipe out two of a country’s cities with nuclear weapons and end up with “not only an alliance but a friendship”. So why stop now? Why not make more such “friends” in the same way, for instance in Iran, which Hillary Clinton has expressed willingness to “obliterate” if the circumstances are right.

Aug 05 07:07

1-minute video: Obama smirks, denies election fraud; won’t/can’t address President of American Statistical Association’s report documenting Democratic Primary election fraud. Had enough to demand arrests, or prefer dictatorship?

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“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ Gandhi on British responses to India’s requests for independence, and for British justification of their invasion, military occupation, and theft of resources as “Christian” and helpful (unsourced, and certainly in spirit of Gandhi’s work)

1-minute video:

In smirking denial reminiscent of President W. Bush, President Obama claimed to not know what a “rigged election” means, and a “conspiracy theory.”

Denial is a usual first response of the criminal liar, and certainly more plausible than Obama being unaware of widespread coverage of election fraud in the Democratic primaries. This documentation includes a report led by the President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Fritz Scheuren:

Aug 05 06:47

Armed mugger killed in gun drama near Olympics as Russian diplomat drags motorcycle robber into his car and shoots him dead

The Russian vice-consul in Rio de Janeiro dramatically shot dead an armed mugger who had tried to hold him up in his car - just after the Olympic torch relay had passed by on the last day before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony.

Aug 05 05:35

Clinton Body Count +5 in Just 6 Weeks!!!

MEDIA BLACKOUT: Hillary will stop at nothing to claw her way into the White House; unfortunately, people are dropping dead left and right in her path and, in the case of the last two found dead earlier this week, the mainstream media is pretending not to even notice they are gone...

Aug 05 04:17

Americans Are Going to be Disappointed in Election Outcome

It is a sad commentary on the state of political life in the United States that our political conventions have become more like rock music festivals than competitions of ideas. There has been a great deal of bombast, of insults, of name-calling, and of chest-beating at both party conventions, but what is disturbingly absent is any mention of how we got to this crisis and how we can get out.

Aug 04 19:38

BEX ALERT: NBC/WSJ Poll: Hillary Clinton Jumps to Nine Point Lead Over Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has jumped out to a nine-point lead over Donald Trump, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll shows, nearly doubling the five-point advantage she held over her Republican foe before the political conventions.

In a head-to-head matchup, the Democratic ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine receives the support of 47 percent of registered voters, while the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence gets 38 percent, the survey shows. Last month, Clinton led Trump by a margin of 46 percent to 41 percent.

Webmaster addition: This is a variation on the "Trump is quitting" hoax, intended to discourage his supporters by claiming Trump is losing in the corporate media's "we changed our polling methodology" phone polls.

Aug 04 18:51

Dame Lowell Goddard resigns as head of child sexual abuse inquiry

The chair of the public inquiry into institutional child abuse has resigned saying it was beset with a “legacy of failure” that was hard to shake off.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who was appointed in February last year to chair the unprecedented inquiry into decades of child abuse and its cover-up, threw the future of the huge public inquiry into doubt with her departing comments.

After a brief resignation letter to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, Goddard released a statement that indicated the controversies and challenges of the inquiry since it was set up in 2014 were insurmountable.

Aug 04 17:58

Clinton claims ‘consistency;’ 13-minute video documents eight huge lies, flip-flops. Americans: this is all you’ll ever get from .01% ‘leaders’ until you end this US rogue state with arrests

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Global Research’s sharp 13-minute video documents Hillary Clinton’s lies and flip-flops on these topics:

Same-sex marriage.
Whether she’s progressive or moderate.
Claimed she turned over all State Department e-mails when that total is less than 1%.
Claims she “went to Wall Street and said cut it out” while she takes money from those she claims to “criticize” (as if “cut it out” represents leadership and legal power to stop illegal activity).
Blames victims of mortgage fraud when those offering the contract are legally responsible for ethical verification.
Former universal health care support in rhetoric, then attack Sanders on that very policy position.
Claims she “mis-spoke” about being “under sniper fire” in Bosnia after being documented making the claim on five occasions.
Supported NAFTA and blocked opposition. Now claims to be a critic of NAFTA and lies about previous support.

Aug 04 17:30

Antitrust Experts Warn Against Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Opinion Questions the Legality of Bayer-Monsanto Merger on Antitrust Grounds, Outlines Risks Posed by Merger

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 15:57

Professor Claims Trump is Inspiring Violent Civil Unrest by Warning of Rigged Election

Ohio State University Professor Dan Tokaji claims that Donald Trump’s concerns over the presidential election being rigged could lead to violent civil unrest.

Aug 04 15:53

UTTER BS : Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ could be punishable racial harassment…

Workplace harassment law has become a content-based, viewpoint-based speech restriction, including on core political speech. A pretty serious First Amendment problem...

Aug 04 15:50

Most Blacks In US Experience Police Brutality: Poll

Two-thirds of young blacks and 4 in 10 Latinos in the US say that they or someone they know has experienced police violence or harassment by law enforcement officers, according to a new poll.

The GenForward poll found that two-thirds of young African Americans and about half of the Hispanics said they had personally experienced violence or harassment at the hands of the police.

Aug 04 15:25

VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Vegas rally stage…

There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke.

Aug 04 14:00

'Reign of terror': Fear in the Philippines as police embark on state-sanctioned 'killing spree'

People in the slums of Manila are living in fear after new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called on police and vigilantes to kill drug suspects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it gets rid of the drug corruption...

Aug 04 13:44

FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks

The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.

Aug 04 13:40

Gun Control Works! Mass knifing by Somali teen stuns UK… (BAN KNIVES!)

THE Somali teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after a knife attack in central London, where one woman died and five others were injured, has been named by sources as Zakaria Bulhan.

Aug 04 13:28

LA Times Admits: Media Ditching Objectivity to Attack Trump

“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP recently reported. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”

Aug 04 13:19

With Terror and Rape Spreading, “Self-Defense Weapons Permits Hit Record Highs” in Germany

It is sad that Europeans have been so disarmed that they must literally ask their government for permission to defend themselves, but that reality will not stop people from doing what it takes to protect themselves and their community.

Aug 04 13:16

Who Runs America? The Truth About The Secret Government & Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Are we really free? Or have we been conditioned to believe we are? Corporations and mainstream media have us glued to our TV screens, searching for answers, searching for promises that can never be kept. Living as the puppets we are, we’ve become distracted from the truth, our attention diverted to what we want to hear as opposed to what we need to hear.

Aug 04 12:38

Zika Psyop to Justify Releasing Millions of Bill Gates' GM Mosquitoes in Florida

Classic Hegelian dialectic: we are seeing a ridiculous level of fearmongering over what has predominantly been a benign virus for decades right on cue to justify the proposed "emergency" release of millions of billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates' $20 million genetically modified mosquitoes on a strongly opposed public in what will essentially be a giant science experiment with unpredictable results... problem — reaction — solution style.

Aug 04 12:27

Man Pulls Over Speeding State Trooper, Lets Him Off With A Warning

A man put a police officer under a citizen’s arrest when he noticed the Texas state trooper speeding without flashing his emergency lights. It was all caught on the citizen’s dashboard camera.

Aug 04 12:12

German Man Facing Charges for Hurling INSULTS at Munich Mass Shooter

The German government is set to prosecute a German man for calling a mass shooter mean names!

Aug 04 11:40

Baltimore: Impunity For The Police And Prison For The Resisters

“THE RULE OF LAW MUST BE UPHELD, AND CRIMINALS WHO DESTROY PROPERTY AND JEOPARDIZE LIVES MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.”

— U.S. ATTORNEY ROB ROSENSTEIN ON THE FEDERAL INDICTMENT OF A THIRD PROTESTOR IN BALTIMORE

The cartoon character that Bill Clinton referred to during the Democratic Convention in relationship to how Hilary Clinton is depicted is not the only cartoon caricature in need of deconstruction. The cartoon that has entertained people around the world for the at least the last century has been the cartoonish depiction of the U.S. as a nation and culture committed to democracy, justice and morality.

Aug 04 10:14

Paul Nehlen: "Let's Retire Speaker Paul Ryan and Send Him Back to Wall Street Where He Belongs"

Every Wisconsinite needs to vote for this man on August 9th.

Paul Ryan has to go.

Aug 04 09:51

Hillary Clinton Exposed: Unfit for security clearance

Aug 04 09:42

Some 270 Russian athletes cleared for Rio Games – president of national Olympic committee

About 270 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the summer Olympics in Rio, according to the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Aleksandr Zhukov.

Aug 04 08:48

GOP congressman says he can't support Trump: 'I'm an American before I'm a Republican'

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Wednesday that he doesn't see how he can endorse his party's nominee, Donald Trump, in the wake of the week's events.

Aug 04 08:47

Homeless remove 48,000 pounds of trash from San Jose creek

Amanda Fukamoto's campsite along Coyote Creek is the cleanest around. But the creek she calls home is a trash magnet. It's cluttered with years of castoffs from homeless residents and illegal dumpers.

Aug 04 08:32

SWAT Team Destroys Man’s Home, Offers No Compensation Or Apology

A manhunt for a shoplifting suspect turned disastrous for one homeowner who committed no crime other than living in house and being in the wrong place and the wrong time. The homeowner is now suing the city of Greenwood Village for compensation.

Aug 04 08:10

London stabbing: suspect is Norwegian Somali with 'no evidence' of terror

A 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin is being questioned by police after a woman from the US was killed and another five people were injured in a stabbing attack in Russell Square in central London.

Police believe the attack was “spontaneous” and triggered by mental health issues, with victims selected at random. The Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, said: “We’ve found no evidence of radicalisation that would suggest the man in our custody is in anyway motivated by terrorism.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So remind me again how wonderful open borders are!!!

Aug 04 08:09

Italy passes law to encourage all supermarkets to give unsold food to needy: 'The food currently wasted in Europe could feed 200 million people,' says the UN Food and Agricultural

The Italian government has overwhelmingly backed a new set of laws aimed at cutting down the vast amounts of food wasted in the country each year.

Aug 04 08:08

Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions

Nude photographs published this week are raising fresh questions about the accuracy of a key aspect of Melania Trump’s biography: her immigration status when she first came to the United States to work as a model.

Aug 04 07:03

UN Backs Secret Obama Takeover Of Police

Aug 04 06:52

France: Migrants Set ANOTHER Truck on Fire, Threaten Driver with Chainsaw

Welcome to the new France, where "culturally enriched" migrants stop your vehicle on the road, force you to get out by threatening to kill you, then set your vehicle on fire.

This is now the second time this has happened in less than a month.

Aug 04 06:51

WATCH: Massive Brawl Breaks Out At Migrant Registration Center in Germany

This is now the new normal in Germanistan.

Aug 03 20:44

Clint Eastwood on Donald Trump’s Racism: ‘Just F—ing Get Over It’

“[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

Aug 03 17:50

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Solutions: education for truth, technology, and love to embrace reality and unleash human freedom (12 of 12)

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StormCloudsGathering’s The truth about school in 2 minutes:

Boy in a band’s powerful 3-minute Don’t stay in school rap:

The obvious solutions to a bullshit public education include:

Truth: comprehensive facts that are objective and independently verifiable so our children have the most important information for empowered lives.
Technology: to optimize learning and a thriving future that makes .01% empire history.
Love: Human freedom with truth and optimized technology opens unprecedented opportunity to explore our connectedness with all Life and each other. Living as loving beings also relegates dominating empire to history.
Some questions to consider:

What would Life look like if all the lies of omission and commission were corrected to truth? Where would we go and how would we live with truth?
If technology fulfills its promise to free humans with unprecedented time for creativity, how would Life be?

Aug 03 16:21

Siberian heat wave unleashes deadly 'zombie anthrax' outbreak

At least 20 people, including children, have been hospitalized with anthrax in Russia. Authorities say it's the first fatal anthrax outbreak in Russia in more than 75 years. The outbreak originated in a Siberian community after a heat wave thawed the frozen carcass of an long-ago anthrax-infected reindeer, and animals that fed on that carcass transmitted it to living reindeer consumed by nomadic herders. Doctors believe at least 6 of the patients hospitalized with anthrax have the virulent intestinal form of the disease, which has killed one boy, age 12.

Aug 03 15:47

The ‘New York Times’ is dead set on marginalizing Jewish anti-Zionism

The New York Times is pointedly ignoring an important ideological trend: the rise of Jewish anti-Zionism. A battle is taking place among Jews over the dead end that Jewish nationalism represents, but the paper of record is doing all it can to pretend that battle isn’t happening, and suffocate an explosive discussion.

Two days ago Haaretz ran two stunning op-eds by American Jewish historians Hasia Diner and Marjorie Feld titled, “We’re American Jewish Historians. This Is Why We’ve Left Zionism Behind,” saying that they cannot go comfortably into Jewish spaces that deny the Nakba any more. Diner related an ordeal that will resonate in the hearts of many other American Jews:

Aug 03 15:31

18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES IS MENTALLY “LIKE A CHILD”

AN 18-YEAR-OLD RECENTLY arrested on terrorism charges in Arizona has the mental capacity of a child and had been in regular contact with the FBI for years before his arrest, according to family members, former teachers, and medical documents reviewed by The Intercept. Mahin Khan was arrested July 1 on charges of plotting to support the Taliban as well as the militant group the Islamic State and commit acts of terrorism in the local community.

Aug 03 15:23

'It’s Time': Whistleblower Edward Snowden Tweets Mysterious Warning

US whistleblower Edward Snowden published a vaguely worded tweet on Wednesday that has aroused curiosity in the Twittersphere.

The post reads like a cryptic rallying call, asking former colleagues of the NSA contractor to contact him, saying "It’s time."

Aug 03 15:22

National Guard, DEA, State Police Raid 81-yo Cancer Patient’s Organic Garden to “Protect” You

In a gross display of wasted taxpayer dollars, dozens of Massachusetts National Guard personnel, operating under a grant from the DEA, alongside Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week — to protect society from the dangers of his four marijuana plants.

Paul Jackson, 81, of Martha’s Vineyard, grows cannabis to make medicine. His plants, along with several other plants, became the target of law enforcement last week in a crackdown on hardened criminals who’d dare to grow a plant that helps them.

Jackson was in his backyard last Tuesday when plainclothes men and a helicopter descended on his property. With no warrant, and without showing identification, these heroes ripped Jackson’s plants from the ground.

Aug 03 14:49

9/11 Tower 7 - A Firefighter's Analysis

Summary of Findings

? The building was modern, in good condition, steel-framed with reinforced concrete floors, with high-specification class-A fire protection (2-3 hours’ fire-protection-rated and easily able to tolerate normal fires).

? Extensive damage was caused to the south face from falling debris, but the NIST report states that this was not a contributing factor in causing the building’s collapse. Engineers have demonstrated that if this damage were to be considered a major factor the building would have fallen asymmetrically, toppling in the direction of that damage.

? There is suspicion about what ignited the fires and when they started. NIST reports falling debris as a “likely” cause from the north tower collapsing at 10:28am, however, there were witness reports of “thick smoke” and an explosion from within Building 7 at about 9:30am which contradicts this claim.

? The fires were normal in size, the sort of fires to be expected in any normal office type environment. There was nothing extraordinary about their fuel source or location that might explain a prevention of effective fire-fighting operations.

Aug 03 14:37

Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

??Since federal policy efforts have apparently done nothing to increase homeownership, let’s turn to taking a hard look at if we need the federal “homeownership industry” at all. Repealing the tens of thousands of pages of laws and regulations related to promoting homeownership over the past fifty years might be a good start.

Aug 03 14:35

Two Muslim Women Were Thrown Off A Flight And Say Racial Bias Was Involved

Two Muslim women who were kicked off an American Airlines flight because the attendant felt “threatened” and “unsafe” told BuzzFeed News they felt they were singled out because of their religion or appearance.

We were removed from #AmericanAir flight 2239 traveling from MIA-DCA bcuz the airline attendant felt "unsafe" us!
— Niala Khalil (@nialakhalil)

Niala Mohammad, a multimedia journalist with the government-funded news outlet Voice of America, and her friend, who works for the federal government and did not want to be identified for that reason, were on a delayed flight from Miami to Washington D.C. when the incident occurred.

On Monday, Mohammad tweeted a photo of herself and her friend with Miami police officers that read: “We were removed from #AmericanAir flight 2239 traveling from MIA-DCA bcuz the airline attendant felt “unsafe” us!”

Aug 03 14:34

Dozens Hospitalized With Anthrax Contracted From Thawed WW2 Era Reindeer

Snugly below layers of ice and permafrost on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia, a single reindeer carcass from the World World 2 era – allegedly host to many Anthrax spores – was just waiting for a good thaw in order to come forth and “spew anthrax.” Anthrax-Spewing Zombie Deer The “anthrax-spewing zombie deer”…

Aug 03 14:24

Trump Ad Turns Hillary into Email-Eating Pac-Man

“Crooked Hillary is a lot like Ms. Pac-Man—she’ll keep going and going and going until she’s cornered and caught! ?#?MakeAmericaGreatAgain?,” Trump’s Facebook page wrote. -- The video shows Clinton devouring emails while evading FBI agents before finally being caught. Before being apprehended, Clinton is able to successfully destroy 30,000 emails – an obvious jab at the 30,000 deleted by the former secretary of state.

Aug 03 13:48

Chicago Police Review Board Has No Record Of 6 Officer-Involved Shootings

Chicago’s inspector general has discovered that reports by the Independent Police Review Authority overlooked six police shootings and 14 incidents of Taser use.

It’s been a bad week for the IPRA, according to some, and just a bad agency to others.

Aug 03 13:43

Oberlin Professor Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks Is Placed on Paid Leave

A professor at Oberlin College who made a series of Facebook posts that suggested that Israeli and United States intelligence services were behind terror attacks has been placed on paid leave while the college continues to review the case, the college said Wednesday.

In a statement from Scott Wargo, the director of media relations for Oberlin, the college said that it had been “considering carefully the grave issues surrounding the anti-Semitic postings on social media by Oberlin faculty member Dr. Joy Karega.”

Aug 03 13:32

53-minute radio interview: Carl Herman explains US lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, requirement of arrests if America is to be a republic with a president rather than empire under dictators, $1,000,000 per household game-changing economic break

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Rense radio’s Raw Deal’s Professor Emeritus James Fetzer (University of Minnesota at Duluth) 53-minute interview with me:

Documentation and discussion:

A “great” America has at least these three required policies:

End lie-started and unlawful Wars of Aggression.
Arrest Left and Right .01% War Criminals and .01% trillions-looting banksters.
Enact monetary reform and public banking for ~$1,000,000 per US household benefits.

Because the documented facts are Emperor’s New Clothes obvious, any US leader, including Trump as president must stop the worst crime a nation’s military Commander-in-Chief can commit, arrest those who engaged in them, arrest banksters for fundamental fraud with tens of trillions in damages, and enact obvious economic reforms.

If Trump as US President will not act for these three policies, he must join those arrested for ongoing US crimes killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

Aug 03 13:18

Israeli racism unmasks Netanyahu goodwill video

Jonathan Cook argues that the ethos of the military government for Israel’s Palestinians is returning, and the “perfume” of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s soothing words about ending “discord and hate” will not cover the stench.

Aug 03 12:28

CHANGE THE LYRICS: Cops Didn't 'Take It Easy' On A Corner In Winslow, Arizona, When they Gunned This Girl Down

"Well I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see.. it's a girl- NO! SLAUGHTERED IN THE STREET OUTSIDE CIRKLE K, SHOT 4 TIMES IN COLD BLOOD!!!" Cop let off the hook as usual. This is what happens when the government "investigates" itself. Here is the latest travesty of justice, the state sanctioned killing of 27-year-old Native American woman Loreal Tsingine

Aug 03 11:49

Revealing The Real Rate Of Inflation Would Crash The System

This week, I've noted that Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001 while under-the-radar declines in value, quantity and quality are forms of Inflation Hidden in Plain Sight.

What would happen if the real rate of inflation was revealed? The entire status quo would immediately implode. Consider the immediate consequences to Social Security, interest rates and the cost of refinancing government debt.

Unbiased private-sector efforts to calculate the real rate of inflation have yielded a rate of around 7% to 13% per year, depending on the locale--many multiples of the official rate of around 1% per year.

So what happens if the status quo accepted the reality of 7+% inflation? Here are a few of the consequences:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where Mike and I have noticed it most is every time we walk into our local market, or the big-box store we like in our area.

The price of food is absolutely through the roof, and the quality of the food and portion sizes have gone down; I have to imagine that people with families are feeling the pinch badly here, as they try to select the healthiest, non-GMO foods for themselves and their kids.

Aug 03 11:45

Goldman Fined 0.1% Of Revenue For "Criminal Theft" Of Confidential Fed Information

Last October, we reported that "Wall Street Was Shocked As Feds Bring Criminal Case Against Goldman Banker Over Fed Leaks." Briefly, because as we also reported several months later, nobody actually ended up going to prison for the infamous story of Goldman Sachs obtaining classified NY Fed documents as a result of the revolving, ended up with two workers getting slaps on the wrist in some modest penalties.

Today the story got its closure, when the Fed announced that Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $36.3 million to settle allegations by the Federal Reserve that it obtained and used confidential regulatory materials from the central bank two years ago. This amounts to 0.1% of the firm's 2015 revenue of $33.8 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A slap on the wrist, coupled with a piddly fine, and no one goes to jail?!?!?

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 03 11:39

Julian Assange: Oh, there are lots more hacked Hillary e-mails coming

I’m starting to think that maybe the Trump campaign and the RNC should just take a seat, shut their mouths and let Julian Assange do his thing. The only way to keep Hillary from becoming president is convince the larger electorate what some of us already know - that she is an evil, corrupt, self-serving liar who also happens to be completely incompetent and far more ill-tempered than Trump, despite what you’ve been led to believe.

Some people already understand this, but astonishingly, many do not. For those in the latter category, they’re not going to become convinced by Trump saying so. The mainstream media are not going to tell them about it. But if they read Hillary’s own words - not the ones she scripts for convention speeches but the ones she perpetrates when she thinks the public won’t hear her - that might be the one remaining chance to help people understand just what kind of person they’re about to hand power to.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an education the US public needs, and right the heck now.

The gap between how Hillary presents herself to the general public, and the way she actually conducts her life, is ginormous; and Americans, well before the election in November, need to know this.

And believe me, as an equity feminist, I really WANT to see a smart, qualified, capable woman in the White House; just not this particular woman, thank you very much.

Aug 03 11:32

Be nice to Hillary Clinton online — or risk a confrontation with her super PAC

When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place – confronted by a multi-million dollar super PAC working with Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's well-heeled backers have opened a new frontier in digital campaigning, one that seems to have been inspired by some of the Internet's worst instincts. Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront social media users who post unflattering messages about the Democratic front-runner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's worse than that for many in the independent media, such as WRH.

Hillary's hackers have been attacking Mike's server non-stop, trying to take it completely down numerous times every day.

I have told Mike that it will be this way for us between now and the elections.

And no, I am afraid that I cannot honestly "be nice" about this woman, because of what she has put us through during the last 20 years. Please see the following:

What caused Mike Rivero to lose his career in Hollywood?!?

The only thing I can do, as a Christian, is pray for Clinton's soul.

Unfortunately, however, every time I do this, I swear, I can hear the devil chuckling uncontrollably.

Aug 03 11:26

July Gun Sales Crush Previous Record

“This trend has been going on and will continue at least up to the elections in November, Americans are very worried about their personal safety and security at a time of both heightened terrorism, crime and calls for tougher gun controls including bans on many firearms and accessories by President Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton as well as the platform of the Democrat party,” he said.

Aug 03 11:22

Bombshell: Mind-control engineers drugging children for “Social Justice”

In what sense are the ADHD drugs “social justice?” The reality is, they are chemical warfare. Licensed predators are preying on the poor.

Aug 03 11:21

New UN Report:Tax Meat Until It’s Too Expensive To Eat

They are positively mad. Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International Research Panel. “I think it is extremely urgent,” said Professor Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products."

Aug 03 11:21

Hillary Emails Reveal that New York Times’ Military Correspondent met Secretly with State Department in 2010 to Bury Iraq War Logs

A 2010 correspondence found in the WikiLeaks Hillary Clinton Email Archive reveals that Michael R. Gordon of the New York Times met secretly with US State Department officials prior to the newspaper’s coverage of WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs. The correspondence was made public by WikiLeaks’ release of emails from a private, unsecured server used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

In view of the Times’ long record of parroting the official line of the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies, the revelation that the US government has become the paper’s unofficial editor comes hardly as a surprise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is why hundreds of thousands of Americans are turning to the independent media these days; they understand that the purpose of the presstitutes' and waresspondents' job is to promulgate - and defend - the government's agenda and narrative.

Aug 03 11:17

Iraq: Think Nothing can Shock you Anymore? “576,000 Iraqi Children may have Died..”

Today, including sanctions and the Bush/Blair attack of Iraq landmark researchproves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed much higher numbers than previously reported. Counting in Afghanistan and the sanctions prior to the so-called War-on-Terror the horrifying number of fatalities is concluded at somewhere over six million.

In this environment, drone attacks and state sponsored murder such as is extrajudicial executions carried out by the USA and more recently the UK have followed on from truly appalling evidence of coalition abuse of torture and abuse of prisoners, much of it so bad the public were excluded from viewing an orgy of depravity via heavily redacted documents. Read The Torture Report or the first pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee REPORT for some truly shocking facts or indeed “US Stalling Release Of Thousands Of Torture Photos Worse Than Abu Ghraib” by MintPress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember in a previous post where I spoke of US state-sponsored torture of children?!?

Video games are a way of "normalizing torture", and getting kids perfectly comfortable with it.

Aug 03 11:14

Hillary’s Top 10 “Accomplishments” (Share this list to every establishment leftist you know)

Ever wondered what Hillary Clinton has accomplished in her decades-long career in “public service?” Here’s a list of some of her greatest achievements...

Aug 03 10:51

Indian farmers turn to non-GMO indigenous seed, in blow to Monsanto

In a tiny hamlet at the heart of the cotton belt in northern India, Ramandeep Mann planted Monsanto's genetically modified Bt cotton seed for over a decade, but that changed after a whitefly blight last year.

Mann's 25-acre farm in Punjab's Bhatinda district now boasts "desi", or indigenous, cotton shrubs that promise good yields and pest resistance at a fraction of the cost.

Mann is not alone.

Thousands of cotton farmers across the north of India, the world's biggest producer and second largest exporter of the fiber, have switched to the new local variety, spelling trouble for seed giant Monsanto in its most important cotton market outside the Americas.

Aug 03 10:46

The Joy of Missing the Dirty Dems’ Convention

C’mon, DT, stop the silly stuff and get this thing over with so the Face of Evil can be put out to pasture. I’ll even tell you the quickest way to do it: First, forget the name calling (other than “Crooked Hillary,” of course) and relentlessly pound away at the 1,287 criminal acts and incompetent things Hillary has done.

Aug 03 10:38

Teen Uses Dad’s Rifle To Scare Off Three Home Intruders

Two North Carolina girls, home alone, bravely fought off a group of home invaders that came by expecting easy pickings. One of the girls, a teenager, got a rifle and pointed it at the first guy to come in the door. All three home invaders realized there wasn’t nothing in the house worth dying over and fled the scene.

Aug 03 10:29

A Terrifying Glimpse of What Hillary in Charge Means

When lunatics run the Washington asylum, horrors follow. Hillary deplores diplomacy, supports Washington asserting dominance forcefully, likely intends escalated the war on humanity to transform all nations into US client states by whatever means it takes.

Aug 03 10:28

Rand Paul Has More than $300,000 in Unpaid Campaign Bills

Rand Paul, known as an anti-debt crusader, piled up more than $300,000 in unpaid bills in his failed presidential campaign. The Lexington Herald-Leader says Rand Paul for President reported $301,108 in debts and $2,558 in cash on hand as of June 30 in its most recent Federal Election Commission filing. According to AP, The campaign owes dozens of businesses and individuals for rent, insurance, telemarketing, phone and internet access, legal fees, consulting, facility and equipment rental and expense reimbursements promised to campaign workers. Peter Kutrumanes says his company is owed $3,962 for equipment leased to Paul's campaign. He says his company won't do business with Paul again

Aug 03 10:16

Get Ready for Obama’s ‘October Surprise’ in Iraq

The American public could be treated to a major U.S.-led military victory in Iraq this fall, just as voters are deciding who will be the nation’s next president—but U.S. military officials insist the timing of the operation has nothing to do with politics.

Iraqi and Kurdish military and paramilitary units are preparing for a push on Mosul, the Islamic State-held city that is now in the cross hairs of the U.S.-led coalition battling the terrorist group across the Middle East. “The idea is to isolate Mosul, cut it off, kill it,” a senior U.S. Central Command officer told me.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an event may - or may not - happen in October.

But even if it does, it will not blunt Iraqis' anger at the Al-Abadi government's corruption, and pathological inability to govern in such a way as to make life better for the average Iraqi citizen.

Does anyone besides me happen to remember the Iranian cleric, Muqtada Al Sadr, who previously threatened US troops that if they didn't leave Iraq precisely at the time stated in the SOFA agreement, that they would be targets for his Shiite Madhi Army?!?

As posted by Mustafa Saadoun at www.al-monitor.com on 26 July 2016:

Alaa Abboud, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, the armed faction of the Sadrist movement, said in a TV interview with a local Iraqi channel July 20, “We will target the US forces anywhere they are in Iraq. We are not only keen on targeting them, but thirsty for their blood.” This followed threats by the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, July 17 to target US military troops that are allegedly to be sent to Iraq soon to take part in the battle to liberate Mosul. Sadr, who fought a fierce battle against US forces in 2003 in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq, continues to believe that US military personnel should be targeted by his armed groups. The Shiite cleric's threats came following the visit of US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to Iraq on July 11. Carter said, “We are pleased to tell you today that [the Pentagon] has agreed to send 560 more troops to Iraq to provide critical support to Iraqi forces, in terms of infrastructure and logistic capabilities in the Qayyarah military airport.” Before Carter’s announcement on sending more US troops to Iraq, Sadr had hinted in a TV interview July 6 about his intention to target the US Embassy in Iraq by saying, “The [US] embassy has harassed us before and now it is our time to harass it.” Today, Sadr has a force within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) known by the name of the Peace Brigades, which he said were ready to target US forces anywhere in the country. This places the Iraqi government in an awkward position with its US ally, which has been supporting the war against terrorism and signed the Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq. What is strange is that Sadr has a political bloc in the Iraqi government and parliament. Iraq has positive bilateral relations with the United States and is working under the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two countries in 2011 and voted on by the Iraqi parliament. As per the agreement, the United States is committed to provide support and assistance to Iraq on all levels.

The scenario we could well see getting played out far before October is a popular Iraqi uprising, dumping the Al-Abadi government under the proverbial bus; the Al Sadr movement taking over the government, and the rebels being beaten to a pulp by the Mahdi army.

In which case, the 560 US troops committed by Ash Carter to the fray will become both irrelevant, and have been put into grave, personal danger by this government.

Aug 03 09:46

Judge Removes More Than $500 Million In Fines From PG&E Pipeline Explosion Case

Federal prosecutors successfully requested that the judge in the PG&E natural gas pipeline explosion criminal case cut more than $500 million in potential fines as the jury deliberates. The 2010 blast killed eight, injured 58 and destroyed 38 homes.

Aug 03 09:44

Why is AARP cozying up to the right-wing group ALEC while big corporations flee?

right-wing legislative lobbying group ALEC has been losing corporate members at a remarkable pace since 2012, due in part to its support of measures attacking clean energy, workers rights and voting rights.

Aug 03 09:41

Chicago: ‘Deadliest July in 10 Years’ for Gun Control Haven

July 2016 was the “deadliest July in 10 years” for heavily gun-controlled Chicago: Sixty-five individuals were shot and killed.

Aug 03 09:32

READY FOR WAR: US leads 13 nations on major naval drill in preparation for Asia conflict

WARSHIPS and submarines from 13 countries have carried out a drill to prepare for a potential war with China, North Korea or other enemy groups in east Asia.

About 25,000 servicemen and women and 40 warships massed in the Pacific Ocean to participate in Rimpac 16, the world's largest international maritime exercise.

Aug 03 09:31

Anti-HILLARY Economy Exploding in Merch, Movies, Books…

For the four days of Donald Trump's convention, the streets outside the Quicken Loans Arena were turned into a Marrakech bazaar of Trump-pumping, Hillary-dumping merchandise.

Aug 03 09:26

Prosecutors Let Utility Out Of Massive Fine In Deadly California Gas Explosion

Federal prosecutors quietly filed court papers Tuesday that may save a utility company from paying $562 million in fines for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010.

The stunning move, as a jury in a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric deliberated for a fourth day, means the company now faces a maximum federal fine of $6 million, instead of $562 million, if it is convicted in one of the worst disasters of its kind in history. The jury is considering 13 criminal charges stemming from the blowout and fire that destroyed 38 homes in suburban San Bruno.

Pursuing the half-billion-dollar fine would have required prosecutors to present the jury with complicated instructions to determine how much the utility had saved by breaking safety regulations, according to The Mercury News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple here; somebody got paid off to characterize the jury as "too stupid" to understand the "complicated instructions" the prosecutor would have had to present, or previous political contributions did the trick.

I would suggest the latter worked its magic here.

As reported at freebeacon.com on March 14, 2010:

PG&E maintains a strong political presence in Washington, D.C., having spent $81.4 million on lobbying since 2008. The company’s political action committee has given nearly $380,000 to Democrats since 2008, more than double the amount it gave to Republicans during that same time. PG&E corporate officers and board members have given tens of thousands of dollars to President Obama and other Democrats since 2007. The company is actively involved in California politics as well, primarily in support of Democrats. In 2010, PG&E gave more than $1 million to Democratic candidates, and more than $645,000 to the California Democratic Party. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) received $31,580.

For large organizations like PG&E, money can apparently buy both influence... and avoiding a massive fine for negligence, as appears to be the case here with the San Bruno pipeline explosion.

Aug 03 09:21

Iowa parade showcases Clinton in Prison :)

“Even the police and everybody was positive about it, especially on social media,” he said. “We couldn’t get pictures with some people because of where they work and their political agendas. But, only one group booed us. My consensus from that was 99 percent to 1 percent liked it.”

Aug 03 09:16

Gosh, It’ll Be a Swell Nuclear War!

I wish there was a way the government could be fooled into thinking a nuclear war was imminent but lost communications and couldn’t retaliate. Then they all went and hid in their bunkers where we could padlock the blast doors with all of those monsters sequestered inside. They’ve got enough food and water and Xanax down there to last a century. We could hold a war crimes trial and call that bunker the appropriate prison to hold those criminals. Then affix a plaque to the door that says: “Here are the monsters that tried to destroy the planet, convicted of conspiracy to commit the murders of billions of human beings.”

Aug 03 09:16

GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE INDUSTRY DATABASE HELPS TRACK BIG BROTHER WORLDWIDE

"Without instruments capable of restricting transfers and shining a light on the companies and the trade, surveillance technologies developed in and traded from the West will further undermine privacy and facilitate other abuses," says report. (Photo: Alan Levine/flickr/cc) Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human rights watchdog organization Privacy International on Tuesday released a searchable database and accompanying report that track Big Brother worldwide.

Aug 03 09:11

Australia Is Ignoring Refugee Abuse To Deter Others From Coming, Rights Groups Say

Australia is ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two human rights groups said on Wednesday.

Under Canberra’s hard-line immigration policy, asylum seekers intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat are sent to a camp on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea, or one in Nauru, which have drawn criticism for their harsh conditions and reports of abuse.

Nauru, which charges foreign journalists A$8,000 ($6,014.40) for a visa application and restricts access to social networking sites such as Facebook, this year experienced a series of suicides and incidents of detainees hurting themselves in protests over their treatment.

Despite its reputation for secrecy, Nauru in July allowed one researcher each from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to enter for 12 days.

Aug 03 09:10

US Air Force declares F-35 'combat-ready'

It's got dodgy radar, relies on an insecure database, boasts a buggy operating system, and a laser targeting system that can't be used for training in the UK, but the United States Air Force is satisfied that the F-35A fighter is ready for combat.

So said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, on August second.

Carlisle said the F-35A has passed all tests and is ready to rumble, should anyone choose to take on the billion-dollar planes.

Webmaster addition: The cannon on the F-35 won't be working until 2019!

Aug 03 09:09

Why the DC-Wall Street Axis Hates Trump

We have been at war since 2001. And as one looks on the ruins of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and adds up the thousands dead and wounded and trillions sunk and lost, can anyone say our War Party has served us well?

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