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Feb 22 15:10

Marco Rubio: A New American Century

(*worse then Bush & Obama together , and he's not even IN yet .)

Feb 22 14:28

flashback March 20, 2015; Senator Marco Rubio – Israel First, America Last

On March 19, 2015, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) gave a speech which promoted Israel. He spoke more like a paid Israeli lobbyist than a US Senator.

Who exactly is Senator Rubio working for, America or Israel? And where does his loyalty lie?

Not only was his speech filled with a stunning facade of inaccuracies, and outright lies, it approached sycophancy and boot-licking of Israel and Bibi Netanyahu.

Could it be that Senator Rubio clearly understands who is running America and that in order to advance his political career, he must suck up to them?

>Could it be that he understands that the City of London based Rothschild Khazarian Mafia Banksters established a beachhead in America in 1913, from which they proceeded to infiltrate and hijack our monetary production and distribution system in order to buy control of Congress, and now uses Israel as their main action-agent?

>Could it be that he understands >>>

Feb 22 14:09

Mark Kirk Breaks with McConnell, Citing Duty to ‘Constitution’ over ‘Party’

In a Chicago Sun-Times op-ed posted moments ago, Kirk argues that, in the spirit of honoring the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Republicans should place the Constitution before their party.

“I recognize the right of the President, be it Republican or Democrat, to place before the Senate a nominee for the Supreme Court and I fully expect and look forward to President Obama advancing a nominee for the Senate to consider,” he writes.

“I also recognize my duty as a Senator to either vote in support or opposition to that nominee following a fair and thorough hearing along with a complete and transparent release of all requested information. The Senate’s role in providing advice and consent is as important and significant as the President’s role in proposing a nominee.”

By the same token, he urges the president to put forth a nominee who rejects partisanship and extremism.

“My sincerest hope is that >>>

Feb 22 13:19

SAUDI ARABIA BECOMES BIGGEST ARMS IMPORTER IN MIDDLE EAST

In a further sign of its ramping up its military muscle, Saudi Arabia has become the biggest arms importer in the Middle East, and the second biggest in the world, after India, with an increase of 275 percent in 2011-5 compared to 2006-10. Between 2011-15 Saudi Arabia was the world’s second largest arms importer, with an increase of 275 per cent compared to 2006-10. In the same period, arms imports by the United Arab Emirates rose by 35 per cent and those by Qatar went up by 279 per cent.

Feb 22 13:17

Cruz: US Will Stand Unapologetically With Israel

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a rally in Pahrump, Nevada on Sunday, just one day after finishing third in South Carolina's primary. (Feb. 21)
Note: No matter how many innocent Israel murders!

Feb 22 13:15

What the Social Security Administration doesn't tell you

Amid all the changes underway with retirement, from disappearing pensions to shrinking matches on company 401(k) plans, one thing – so far – has remained constant: Social Security.(*?)

Among those age 65 and over, more than half of married couples and 74 percent of those who are not married depend on Social Security for at least half of their income, according to the Social Security Administration.

But are Americans leaving Social Security money on the table? And could the Social Security statement provide more information that would help them make better choices?

"It probably could do more,">>>

Feb 22 13:01

Rubio Inherits Establishment Support

Rubio inherits establishment support but is on a narrow path to stop Trump

LAS VEGAS — A wave of mainstream Republican donors and elected officials is swiftly flocking to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) amid a growing sense that is he is the last best chance to prevent Donald Trump from running away with the Republican nomination.

(*The Jeb!tanic sunk , but they're trying to steady the Rubio Life Boat , which could capsize from the pitch caused by the wake from The passing SS Trump )

Feb 22 12:02

Death of last Treblinka survivor points to post-witness era

the death of Willenberg, who was buried Monday, also symbolizes a looming transition in the field of Holocaust commemoration, as historians and educators prepare for a world without survivors and the challenge of maintaining the memory of the Nazi genocide without the aid of those who witnessed it.
Note: Let us transition into honest research about the holocau$t based on verifiable facts instead of the imagination and lies of survivors!

Feb 22 11:56

'The Daily Beast' Repeatedly Contacts Me For An Interview About Trump & 9/11, (Israelis) Then Conveniently Declines To Publish It - So I'll Post It Myself.

The Daily Beast, formerly part of Newsweek, contacted me several times last week requesting an interview regarding my confrontation with Donald Trump (when I asked him about the five Dancing Israelis arrested in New Jersey on 9/11/2001.) They also asked if I was Trump supporter and what I made of his recent comments on 9/11. After contacting me four separate times over two days, and getting my replies about 9/11 and Israel's involvement, The Daily Beast conveniently and mysteriously opted not to publish the interview, so I will post it myself. (Gee, I wonder why on earth they'd want to omit such info from the public sphere? I guess documented facts about all the Israelis arrested on 9/11 doesn't fit in well with their "tin foil hat 9/11 conspiracy" meme.)

Feb 22 11:56

NO, THE FBI DOES NOT 'NEED' THE INFO ON FAROOK'S IPHONE; THIS IS ENTIRELY ABOUT THE PRECEDENT

Over and over again as people keep talking about the Apple / FBI encryption stuff, I keep seeing the same line pop up. It's something along the lines of "but the FBI needs to know what's on that phone, so if Apple can help, why shouldn't it." Let's debunk that myth. The FBI absolutely does not need to know what's on that phone. It might not even care very much about what's on that phone. As the Grugq ably explained last week, there's almost certainly nothing of interest on the phone. As he notes, Farook destroyed his and his wife's personal phones, indicating that if there were anything truly important, he would have destroyed the last phone too

Feb 22 11:10

America Is In A Proxy War With Itself In Syria

American proxies are now at war with each other in Syria.
Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government.
The infighting between American proxies is the latest setback for the Obama administration’s Syria policy and lays bare its contradictions as violence in the country gets worse.
The confusion is playing out on the battlefield — with the U.S. effectively engaged in a proxy war with itself. “It’s very strange, and I cannot understand it,” said Ahmed Othman, the commander of the U.S.-backed rebel battalion Furqa al-Sultan Murad, who said he had come under attack from U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in Aleppo this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm-to-forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

I think we need to start immediately sending the Pentagon, State Department, White House, and Congress massive shipments of ouija boards; perhaps that might help them come up with something infinitely more coherent with these than whatever they are currently doing.

What is going on, in terms of US foreign policy in Syria, is completely, utterly insane!!

Feb 22 10:58

Torture Is a Crime

The subject of U.S. policies on torture is back in the news again. With far too much frequency, I've been seeing media reports of public figures calling for a return to so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" or, even worse, using dangerous and ill-informed rhetoric in support of reviving these illegal and immoral tactics.

In my more than 30 years of human rights and humanitarian work, most recently with the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), I've witnessed too often the near destruction of both the human body and the human spirit as a result of torture, as well as the corrosive effects it has on societies and institutions that permit it. And although appropriate rehabilitative care can help to heal the person, I long for the day when organizations such as CVT are put out of business because torture has been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US government tortures, or outsources torture, it tells the world that it doesn't care about human rights, democracy, or the rule of law.

And when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, it gives rulers in other countries carte blanche to do the same to American civilians or military personnel.

Feb 22 10:51

Cornel West: ‘Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics’

Philosopher and Bernie Sanders surrogate Cornel West told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Hillary Clinton was like the disgraced band Milli Vanilli because she only gave “lip service” to social justice policies.

During a Monday interview on CNN’s New Day, West praised Sanders for supporting Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential bid, but he wasn’t as impressed with Clinton’s political pedigree.

“Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics,” West charged. “She lip-syncs, she gives lip service. But when it comes to policy, who supported the crime bill? Who supported, not just the deregulating of banks, but also pulled the rug from under welfare?”

West also pointed out that “corporate media” have not taken Sanders’ campaign seriously.

“We know Donald Trump is a Frankenstein of corporate media,” he explained. “They cover every Twitter [message], they cover every speech, every word. If Bernie had that kind of coverage, people would know who he is.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dr. Cornell West tells it like it is, when it comes to Clinton.

Feb 22 10:48

Largest ever US-South Korea military drill planned as a 'warning to Pyongyang'

The joint US-South Korean exercises scheduled for March will be largest military drills ever staged on the Korean Peninsula and are both a warning to Pyongyang and an effort to reassure the jittery public in the South.
The parallel Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises are scheduled to commence on March 7, with the field-training exercises that make up Foal Eagle lasting until April 30. The drills will involve 15,000 US troops, twice the number of previous years, and will serve to demonstrate Washington's firepower.
The US will deploy a combat aviation brigade to South Korea for the duration of the manoeuvres, as well as a mobile US Marine brigade, an aircraft carrier and its attendant fleet, a nuclear-powered submarine and aerial tankers to refuel fighter aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"ABRN"!!!!

(Anything but reasonable negotiations- official White House Souse)

Feb 22 10:43

Dr. Henry Makow: "Americans are such rubes. Trump's making a masonic hand sign!"

Dr. Henry Makow, Canadian author and creator of the board game 'Scruples,' tweeted this photo of Donald Trump today. Makoow's twitter page describes him as "Exposing Feminism and The New World Order."

Feb 22 10:40

DEA AGENT BUSTED FOR SELLING SEIZED NARCOTICS – “COMMITS SUICIDE” WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY

Officer Tye Downard was arrested while on duty last week by federal agents investigating him for theft and sale of drugs. On Monday, police reported that he died in their custody.

Downard, a 20-year veteran of the Reynoldsburg Police department, was also a member of the DEA Task Force and SWAT team whose job it was to raid the homes of suspected drug dealers.

According to the US Attorney’s office, Downard was allegedly caught making over 20 different sales of narcotics in just the last five months — including heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Percocet pills.

During the investigation, according to the complaint, Downard was captured on recorded audio, recorded telephone calls, surveillance cameras, and the seizure of drugs sold to their undercover source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe the statement about him having "committed suicide" when pigs fly!

This alleged US government "war on drugs" is only a war on the drugs the government cannot control or sell.

A number of years ago, the country of Portugal did a very revolutionary thing, with its drug control policy. It decriminalized having small amounts of drugs for personal use, but at the same time, encouraged counseling to help get people off the drugs.

And guess what?!? It worked brilliantly!

But of course, this...was logical.

And unfortunately, as happened with Prohibition, if you criminalize something, there are vast amounts of money to be made from its fabrication as sale.

Feb 22 10:28

FORTUNE MAGAZINE NAMES MONSANTO ONE OF THE “WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES”

In a list released this week by Fortune Magazine, Monsanto was named one of the world’s most admired companies. Monsanto was honored as No. 1 in its industry sector, biotechnology, although they have very little competition in that market, and the list was decided by dubious means.

According to Business Wire, the honor that Monsanto received was decided by company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts, in other words, it was based on the opinions of people within the industry, and within the company.

Monsanto Chairman and CEO, Hugh Grant, said in a statement that this is the third year that they were named as the top of their sector by Fortune.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is proof positive that no matter how morally repellant a company may be, and no matter the wreckage of human and plant health it leaves behind, if it makes money, it is REVERED by the rest of the money junkies!

Feb 22 10:23

Prime Minister of India bows down to touch a 104 year old woman's feet who built toilets to stop open defecation

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday touched the feet of a 104-year-old woman from a village in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district who sold her goats to build two toilets at her home.

Felicitating Kunwar Bai from Kotabharri village at the launch of 'Rurban Mission' in the state's Naxal-hit Rajandgaon district, Modi said her efforts to make her village open defecation free was a big sign of changing India.

Feb 22 10:22

Oil is now so cheap even pirates aren’t stealing it any more

Oil tankers are enormous, and ships that carry expensive cargo are designed to be difficult to board. Stealing can mean hijacking the original tanker, disabling its tracking devices, taking it to a location where it can’t be spotted, and transferring thousands of heavy barrels to a different vessel that can then be sailed away. Stealing crude also means finding a buyer for it, or else getting involved in the messy and dangerous business of illegal refining.

Feb 22 10:20

Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source

Cui Bono re:Linux Mint Hack!

According to Satya Nadella, Microsoft loves Linux. He said as much, complete with pictures -- and his team backs him up. In itself, it's a remarkable statement.

Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, described open source in the darkest terms, characterizing it (with the GNU GPL) as a commercial cancer and never retracting the slur. In many ways, that dark prophecy has come true for Microsoft, which has seen its rent-seeking business model steadily eroded by open source. Though it still has a cash cow to milk, Microsoft's monopolies no longer frighten anyone.

Feb 22 10:14

Man burns teenage pregnant girlfriend alive because he didn't want to be a father

A man burned alive his heavily pregnant teenage lover because he didn’t want to be a father.
Eren Toben, the father-to-be, and his friend lured Maria Peiner, 19, into a wood on the outskirts of Berlin to kill her.
In Germany the killer and his accomplice friend were each caged for 14 years for the horrific crime.

Feb 22 10:13

We cannot trust our government, so we must trust the technology. "Apple’s battle with the FBI is not about privacy v security, but a conflict created by the US failure to legitimately oversee its security service", posts Snowden.

America’s national security agencies insist on wielding unaccountable power coupled with “trust us, we’re the good guys”, but the majority of users have no such trust. Terrorism is real, and surveillance can sometimes help prevent it, but the only path to sustainable accommodation between technologies of secrecy and adequately informed policing is through a root-and-branch reform of the checks and balances in the national security system.

Feb 22 10:12

Whore of Babylon shreds Constitution, exposed as ultimate backer of massive U.S. land grab

As it turns out there’s a lot more to the story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge–a whole lot more–and this article is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

As you may or may not know, Intellihub reported on Jan. 4, that the Hammond’s ranch and other ranch-lands surrounding the refuge sit atop a vast swath of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that’s heavily desired by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well.

Feb 22 09:55

Billionaire asks for $30M for access to public beach

How much should it cost the state of California to buy access to Martins Beach? Roughly $30 million, according to Silicon Valley investment titan Vinod Khosla, who owns the San Mateo County property.
Khosla s lawyers dropped that number into a Feb. 3 letter to Jennifer Lucchesi, executive director of the State Lands Commission, which has been negotiating with Khosla to purchase a public right of way. The easement would allow people to drive down Martins Beach Road and hang out on the sandy beach.

Feb 22 09:55

Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care.

Feb 22 09:51

Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend'

A ceasefire in Syria agreed by Russia and the US is scheduled to come into effect at midnight on 27 February, a draft of the plan reveals.

Feb 22 09:47

Mysterious Oily Substance Rains From The Sky With No Explanation In Michigan

The whole town of Harrison Township, Michigan is trying to figure out why a black oily substance was raining from the sky last week. According to ABC, the local fire department and environmental agencies have no clue what the substance is, but they do admit that it mysteriously fell from the sky….

Feb 22 09:38

America’s shameful state of decay: Sanders is campaigning on rebuilding the country’s infrastructure

Infrastructure. Not a very exciting word, and certainly not one to whip up the hysteria of the electorate in an election year. We have other words for that: immigration, terrorism, religious extremism or Russian aggression. The usual suspects.
Yet, perhaps the word “infrastructure” will become more exciting if we unpack it, learn what it is – and understand that it is not any external cause that most threatens America, but instead decades of negligence to the very “infrastructure” of this nation. There is that word again: infrastructure. But, what does it mean?

Feb 22 09:36

US authorities have asked the German carmaker Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the United States as a way of making up for its rigging of emission tests.

US authorities have asked the German carmaker Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the United States as a way of making up for its rigging of emission tests.
German newspaper Welt am Sonntag claims the US Environmental Protection Agency is currently in talks with Volkswagen with the aim of agreeing on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legal pollution limits.

Feb 22 09:30

US asks VW for electric cars

US authorities have asked the German carmaker Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the United States as a way of making up for its rigging of emission tests.

Feb 22 09:26

No food stamps for steak or lobster, NY bill says: New York state lawmaker wants to block the use of food stamps for "luxury" items like high-end steaks, lobster and junk food.

A New York state lawmaker wants to block the use of food stamps for "luxury" items like high-end steaks, lobster and junk food.
Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County, introduced a bill Wednesday that would further restrict the types of purchases that can be made through the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as the food stamp program.

Feb 22 09:26

National Nurse Union Says UN Election Observers Needed After Clinton Camp's Tricks in Nevada

The U.S.'s largest nurses union has accused Hillary Clinton campaigners of deceiving Democratic voters in Nevada at Saturday's caucuses by wearing red t-shirts that people typically identify with their union. Now the union is suggesting that Senator Bernie Sanders, who it endorsed for president, request U.N. election observers.

Feb 22 09:05

School children launch crowdfunding campaign to buy idyllic island to keep it out of bankers’ hands

Children in Italy plan to crowdfund €3 million to buy an unspoilt island to keep it out of rich buyers' hands, La Stampa reports.

Feb 22 09:01

Catholic Priest Tells Parishioners During Sunday Mass Homily: "Pope Francis Was Wrong" To Say Trump Isn't Christian

I was very happily surprised to hear at Sunday Mass yesterday that not only did the priest bring up the issue of Pope Francis' "controversial remarks" about Donald Trump last week, but the priest quoted the pope's exact words and said that "he was wrong" to say that Donald Trump was not a Christian. The truth is that this damage control was a very good thing, since most all conservative Catholics in America, millions of them, rightly expect and demand that the U.S. government enforce its immigration laws and secure the borders. There is nothing whatsoever 'un-Christian' about this - and the clergy knows it. In 2013 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops boldly proclaimed that the "Duty of Government Is To Secure One's Border And Enforce The Law For The Sake Of The Common Good." That sounds like something Donald Trump would say!

Feb 22 08:51

The Evil Empire Has The World In A Death Grip — Paul Craig Roberts

In my archives there is a column or two that introduces the reader to John Perkins’ important book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. An EHM is an operative who sells the leadership of a developing country on an economic plan or massive development project. The Hit Man convinces a country’s government that borrowing large sums of money from US financial institutions in order to finance the project will raise the country’s living standards. The borrower is assured that the project will increase Gross Domestic Product and tax revenues and that these increases will allow the loan to be repaid.

However, the plan is designed to over-estimate the benefits so that the indebted country cannot pay the principal and interest. As Perkins’ puts it, the plans are based on “distorted financial analyses, inflated projections, and rigged accounting,” and if the deception doesn’t work, “threats and bribes” are used to close the deal.

Feb 22 08:40

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

Thomas Köppl grabbed the screenshot on his iPad with his main browser window showing a Wikipedia page about the German Constitution and posted it on his Facebook page as part of a political argument.

Unfortunately, readers quickly noticed that the browser tabs were distinctly less political.

One was for the porn site xHamster, another for "BDSM porn videos," a third for "Punishment porn videos" and no less than two tabs were headlined "German slut punished." Only then did the browser offer Article 3 of the German constitution.

Feb 22 08:16

CREEPY PICTURE SHOWS ZUCK-BOTS PLUGGED INTO THE MATRIX

The image above looks like concept art for a new dystopian sci-fi film. A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality by blinking plastic masks. Golden light shines down on the man as he strides past his subjects, cast in gloom, toward a stage where he will accept their adulation. Later that night, he will pore across his vast network and read their praise, heaped upon him in superlatives, as he drives what remains of humanity forward to his singular vision.

Feb 22 08:07

Widespread starvation, food scarcity in Venezuela, inevitable result of socialist economic policies which end in price controls, scarcity and mass famine

Self-avowed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is beginning to close in on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, no doubt has the country's best interests at heart, but we simply wish he was more educated on the effects of socialist policies on vitally important issues like commerce and the laws of economics. Why? Because if he becomes president, and his socialist economic policies get adopted, the country just might starve to death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The country will starve to death anyway, not because Sanders is socialist, or the others fascist, but because of the flaw designed into the model of private central banking, in which the practice of creating money out of thin air and then loaning it into circulation at interest creates more debt than money with which to pay that debt, in order to keep us enslaved to the bankers, until the debt grows so large it locks up the system ... which is what is happening right now. The big crash is coming and whoever sits in the oval office cannot stop it short of following Andrew Jackson's solution of shutting down the private central bank and returning to the debt-free money model the United States was founded on.

See THE ELEVENTH MARBLE and ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

Feb 22 08:00

FRENCH PRESIDENT THREATENS TO “SUSPEND” NATIONS THAT ELECT “FAR-RIGHT” POLTICIANS

Last month, we documented the burgeoning spat between Brussels and Poland over the latter’s move to approve new laws that allow the conservative (and eurosceptic) Law and Justice (PiS) government to name the chiefs of public TV and radio, and select judges for Poland’s constitutional court. In response to a bloc-wide backlash, Polish minister Zbigniew Ziobro sent a letter to EU commissioner Gunther Oettinger in which Ziobro dismissed criticism of the new laws as “silly.”

Feb 22 07:58

FORTUNE MAGAZINE NAMES MONSANTO ONE OF THE “WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES”

In a list released this week by Fortune Magazine, Monsanto was named one of the world’s most admired companies. Monsanto was honored as No. 1 in its industry sector, biotechnology, although they have very little competition in that market, and the list was decided by dubious means. According to Business Wire, the honor that Monsanto received was decided by company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts, in other words, it was based on the opinions of people within the industry, and within the company.

Feb 22 07:45

A USS Liberty’s Hero’s Passing – R.I.P Terry Halbardier

It took the U.S. government 42 years after the attack to recognize Halbardier’s heroism by awarding him the Silver Star, a delay explained by Washington’s determination to downplay Israeli responsibility for the 34 Americans killed and the 174 wounded.

Feb 22 07:41

Holocaust Survivors Struggle To Prove Their Cases as Claims Conference Cracks Down

Seventy-eight-year-old Izrail Gelman received $70,000 in Holocaust restitution payments from the German government over nearly 20 years. Now, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which distributed the money, is demanding it all back.

Feb 22 07:41

Worse than the Mafia

America's ruling crime families - Bush's and Clinton's

Feb 22 07:24

Anti-German boycott of 1933

The Anti-Nazi Boycott of 1933 was a boycott of German products by foreign critics of the Nazi Party in response to antisemitism in Nazi Germany following the rise of Adolf Hitler, commencing with his appointment as Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. Those in the United States, the United Kingdom and other places worldwide who opposed Hitler's policies, developed the boycott

Feb 22 05:56

The Aliso Canyon gas leak has been plugged; now what?

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By Pavley's account, two-thirds of Porter Ranch residents near the storage facility favor closing the operation for good.

But that suggestion has prompted a great deal of hand-wringing.>>>
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Shutting down Aliso Canyon could end that potential revenue stream.
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Who pays for the improvements?

Californians already are footing the bills for other utility mishaps.>>>
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Sherman said he believes shareholders of Sempra Energy, the parent company of Southern California Gas, should pay for costs created by the leak. And he said utilities must be prevented from relying so heavily on a few huge facilities, as Southern California Gas did with Aliso Canyon.

"Too big to fail," Sherman said, "is too big to exist."

Feb 22 05:07

Teen suicide rates in Idaho a cause for concern

Teen mental health and suicide rates in Idaho a cause for concern
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Idaho ranks 42nd in the nation when it comes to mental health care services with teenagers among the highest at risk for suicide contemplation.

Feb 22 04:56

Requiem for the Bush Dynasty

An unrivaled political pedigree and $100-million war chest were not enough to overcome an undeniable fact: voters didn’t buy what Jeb Bush was selling.

(*...all the king's horses and all the king's men...
from nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' )

Feb 22 04:52

Romney Could Soon Endorse Rubio

Mitt Romney Could Soon Endorse Marco Rubio. Will Jeb Join Him?

The G.O.P. is anxious to coalesce around a candidate to defeat Donald Trump.

(*Or: Send In The G.O.P. Establishment Clowns !
and throw More Money away while we're at it !)

Feb 22 04:47

Rubio Winning Campaign For Wall Street Cash

Marco Rubio Is Winning the Campaign for Wall Street Cash

Republican Marco Rubio’s presidential run has drawn more money from Wall Street donors than any other candidate, according to a Reuters review of campaign finance disclosures, shoring up his position as his party’s establishment alternative to front-runner Donald Trump.

(*Demonstrating The GOP commitment to assuring the selection of a fiscally responsible candidate)

Feb 22 04:36

Pound pummelled on Brexit fears

Sterling is heading for its biggest single-session loss since October 2009 after London mayor Boris Johnson threw his weight behind the campaign for Britain to exit the EU.

Pressure on the pound intensified in morning trading on Monday, leaving it down by as much as 1.8 per cent to a session low of $1.4152 — its lowest level in three weeks. The euro rose 1.2 per cent against the pound to £0.7828.

“Any closes below $1.42 [against the dollar] or above £0.7850 [for the euro] would open the way to further weakness for sterling,” warned Kit Juckes at Société Générale.

“Overall, I think we are likely to see further sterling weakness ahead of the vote itself >>>

Feb 22 04:27

Davos Elite Reveal Orwellian Plan to Decode Your Brain and Read Your Mind

Still think we aren’t living in the Matrix? In his fiction-turned-fact novel 1984, George Orwell wrote “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.”

Apparently even that won’t hold for long.

Feb 22 04:09

Scottish Government ditches pro-fracking consultant after Sunday Herald investigation

The Scottish Government has ditched a major contract to investigate the environmental impact of fracking after the Sunday Herald revealed it had been awarded to an avowed supporter of the controversial technology.

Earlier this month ministers gave a £36,000 contract to the Edinburgh firm Ramboll Environ, but in a dramatic u-turn on Friday night, the deal was abruptly dumped.

Feb 22 00:24

Turkey's Ankara False Flag Blaming Syrian Kurds Clears Pathway to Turkish-Saudi Gulf State Invasion of Syria and WWIII

By Joachim Hagopian
February 22, 2016

Turkey’s been blasting away all month long shelling heavy artillery mortars from its side along the Turkish border killing Syrian National Army soldiers, Syrian Kurd forces (YPG), at least, one Russian advisor and defenseless civilians in border villages inside Syria. Widespread reportage of the ongoing daily Turkish artillery barrage into Syria was publicly confirmed by the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu since February 13th. Though a NATO member, longtime close US ally and next to Empire and Israel among the world’s leading partners-in-crime for state-sponsored terrorism, earlier this week Turkey was asked by Washington to cease its border aggression. Yet Turkish President Recep Erdogan has elected to defy his US master and continues his daily bombardment of northern Syrian villages and Syrian militarily controlled outposts abandoned recently by decimated escaping Islamic State terrorists.

Feb 21 18:23

New Technologies the Police State Can Use to Spy on You

you can count on the PTB to weaponize everything

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Feb 21 15:39

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship.

Feb 21 15:34

Russian 5th Generation Fighter Jet T-50 PAK FA Sets World Record in Rate of Climb

The Russians are showin off!

Russian fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) has set the world record in rate of climb, reports the Russian newspaper.
The Russian aircraft was climbing at a speed of 384 meters per second. With such speed it would have been on top of Everest in 23 seconds, said the portal.

Feb 21 13:59

The racial purification of Israel’s parliament

Uri Avnery looks at how Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud and other supporters are in the process of ethnically cleansing the Knesset, so that it would become “Jewish, pure and simple”.

Feb 21 11:32

The Pharmaceutical Market: The Netherlands – Market Research, Mechanisms and Forecast Report

While the Netherlands is a low-risk market from the point of view of multinational drugmakers, the country’s modest per capita expenditure on pharmaceuticals relative to other Western European countries is an issue. Another challenge facing drugmakers is cost-containment, which will only intensify as the Netherlands enters a period of slower economic growth. In fact, as we warned , the Dutch authorities recently introduced a new scheme – reimbursement for medicines that prove therapeutically ineffective will be reclaimed from the manufacturer – to reduce public healthcare costs. BMI notes that the ‘no cure, no pay’ scheme implemented by the Dutch government is not a new concept , with the US government and a number of Western European governments already having made risk – sharing or money-back guarantee agreements with drug companies. However, these agreements focused on particular medicines, unlike the much harsher ‘blanket’ stance of the Dutch health ministry.

(*I think a sprinkle of BEX can be detected , starting with; 'with the US government - - - already having made risk – sharing or money-back guarantee agreements with drug companies.'
never heard of it before reading The Netherlands agenda .)

Feb 21 11:17

Jim Rogers issues a warning to all investors

Feb 21 11:14

Death Toll Rises to 10 After Tropical Cyclone Winston Tears Through Fiji

Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and destroying hundreds of homes. Strong winds and flooding from Winston have caused severe damage across the island nation, which is under curfew until 5:30 a.m. Monday. A month-long state of disaster has also been declared.

Feb 21 11:01

Former GOP Establishment Presidential Race Contender Chris Christie Continues Depletion Of Lead Abatement Fund

Christie's budget continues depletion of lead abatement fund
TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's latest budget proposal honors a decade-old practice in New Jersey: It diverts millions of dollars intended for a lead exposure prevention program to the state's general fund.

Feb 21 10:46

Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.”
Note: No research for the truth is allowed or you go to Jail!

Feb 21 10:25

Obama Set to Settle Score against Oregon Sheriff Outspoken on the Second Amendment

In the latest development involving the Burns-OR Standoff case, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is asking the state Department of Justice to investigate Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer after receiving numerous complaints from the public and others, including dispatchers and the John Day police chief. The Department has released eight separate complaints, including ones from a 911 manager and the John Day police chief, alleging misconduct by Palmer, and raising alarm concerning Palmer's association with leaders of the refuge occupation.

The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the case, and the licensing agency has warned Palmer that if violations of police standards are found, he could face revocation of his police certification.

Feb 21 10:24

New book prompts soul-searching in Lithuania about Holocaust-era complicity

The book's publication last month has triggered the first major public debate in Lithuania about local Lithuanians' complicity in the genocide of the Jews. It currently tops the best-seller list of the Pegasas chain of bookstores and has prompted officials to promise to publish this year the names of 1,000 Holocaust perpetrators they have been keeping under wraps for years. Vanagaite, who is 61 and not Jewish, visited killing fields in Lithuania and Belarus to research the book, which she co-authored with Efraim Zuroff, the renowned Nazi hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Israel office ... Vanagaite's book also has highlighted the fact that despite ample evidence and testimonies of widespread complicity, not a single person has been imprisoned in Lithuania for killing Jews during the Holocaust.
Note: There was no genocide of Jews and if you don't believe that or prove that it is not true we will put you in jail.

Feb 21 10:20

Israel eyes world coalition to force social media platforms to block incitement

Israel is aiming to build an international coalition to force the world’s leading social media giants to prevent their platforms from being abused to peddle incitement to terrorism.
Translation: Any criticism of Israel is not allowed. Ever!

Feb 21 10:04

Armed Suspect Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) --
A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Anaheim on Saturday, according to Anaheim police.

The shooting occurred in the 2000 block of W. Cris Avenue at about 4:30 p.m., Anaheim PD officials said.

Investigators said a suspect possibly shot at a police helicopter. The armed suspect then refused to comply with police and was fatally shot by three officers, Anaheim police stated.

Suspect possibly shot at police helicopter. Armed suspect refused to comply and was shot. Firearm (*possibly?) recovered at scene.
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Police said all three officers involved in the shooting were on administrative leave.

Feb 21 10:03

US Marines Annihilate School Children In Nerf Battle

Marines are challenged to a battle by the children of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, and they do not take it easy on them because they’re kids.

Feb 21 10:02

Virginia 7-year-old raises nearly $10,000 for elementary schools in Flint, Michigan

When a seven-year-old Virginia boy learned about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, he knew he had to do something to help.

With the help of his parents and a Flint elementary school, the boy from Prince William County came up with a big idea.

Feb 21 09:13

Australian government's 'no jab, no pay' law sparks run on vaccines as parents fear missing out on welfare benefits

Under the vaccination policy, which came into effect on January 1, parents will lose the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement and childcare subsidies if their child is not up to date with their immunisations.

Feb 21 09:12

San Bernardino County Calls the FBI Liars Over Terrorist's iCloud Account, now claiming that they reset the password under the direction of the FBI. Senior Apple exec also suggesting this mess was created by the FBI.

Late last night a Twitter account associated with San Bernardino County said that it worked under the direction of the FBI to reset Syed Farook’siCloud password. Why does that matter? Because it would make the FBI liars.

Feb 21 07:25

Three Turkish journalists freed after kidnapping by Kurdish militants - agency

Three Turkish journalists freed after kidnapping by Kurdish militants - agency

Three journalists from Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency were freed on Sunday after being kidnapped by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) while on assignment in the mainly Kurdish southeast, the news agency said.

The journalists were abducted while in the southeastern province of Mardin and held for more than 48 hours, Anadolu said on its website.

The three - a correspondent, a photojournalist and a cameraman - were assigned last week to Mardin's Nusaybin district to cover stories in the region, Anadolu said >>>

Feb 21 07:01

Kalamazoo Shooting Rampage, Six Dead

Man jailed for Kalamazoo shooting rampage, six dead [UPDATE]

A suspected mass-murderer is in custody after a series of random shootings that have left six dead and two others other critically wounded across Kalamazoo County.
- A woman was shot four times while her three children watched.The woman is in critical condition at Borgess Medical Center and is expected to survive.

-Four hours later at the Seelye Kia car dealership on Stadium Drive, a father and his adult son were killed while car shopping.

-Less than a half-hour later, the gunman shot five people sitting in cars at the Cracker Barrel restaurant on 9th Street in Texas Township, killing four women. A 14-year-old girl, who was originally reported dead, is now said to be alive but gravely hurt.

Ten shots were fired at the restaurant, investigators said.
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Police agencies for several counties had been stopping every HHR they found for hours without finding the suspect. Surrounded by officers, the driver surrendered without trouble.

The man arrested has been identified as 45-year-old Jason Brian Dalton>>>

(*Michigan primaries being held 03/08/2016)

Feb 21 06:30

How Marco Rubio Won Nikki Haley’s Endorsement, and Clinched Second in South Carolina

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With a second-place finish in South Carolina, Rubio has demonstrated resilience, the ability to withstand both an onslaught of negative advertisements as well as his own self-inflicted wounds. Haley’s endorsement certainly helped him rebound.

(*Top Story Over At NATIONAL REVIEW
Proud To Be 'Number Two' This Morning )

Feb 21 06:10

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

BUSH YIELDS

In his emotional seven-minute farewell to a Republican Party that elevated his father and brother to the White House, there were two words that a choked-up Jeb Bush could not bring himself to utter: “Donald Trump.”

(*We Did It !)

Webmaster addition: Bush down. Hillary to go!

Feb 21 06:09

Hillary's win in Nevada invalid! Her caucus goers were not registered when voting. This is not just a scandal...its criminal voter fraud. Email Nevada election commission immediately to freeze records.

Webmaster addition: Please share this post everywhere! Hillary is cheating and apparently doesn't care if people know it. The people who caucused for Hillary were not registered. There is no way to know if they went to more than on precinct, were from out of state, or were illegal immigrants who are not allowed to vote!

If Bernie Sanders does not act on this, then he is not serious about winning the nomination.

Feb 21 05:43

Saudi Oil Minister To Face Rival US Producers As Price Rout Bites

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Is Going Face-to-Face With The People He's Putting Out Of Business

This week, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi will for the first time face the victims of his decision to keep oil pumps flowing despite a global glut: US shale oil producers struggling to survive the worst price crash in years.

While soaring US shale output brought on by the hydraulic fracturing revolution contributed to oversupply, many blame the 70% price collapse in the past 20 months primarily on Naimi, seen as the oil market's most influential policymaker.

Feb 21 05:20

The Empire Doesn’t Retreat or Compromise

Reading mainstream media news, analyses, and opinion pieces about this war is completely useless, as everything is either uninformed and clueless gibberish or propaganda and deception.

I wrote this text over several days and every time I sat down again to continue there came another headline to my mind. The first headline was “Nobody said, that it will be easy,” the second “Waiting for the Turkey-Russia showdown,” the third “Playing the terrorism game,” the fourth “Everything is better than war.”

In the end I settled for the header “The empire doesn’t retreat or compromise.”

This statement stands the test of time, it has been proven throughout human history, and there is only one single exemption, only one short period where retreat and compromise are a possibility. This short period is the time when the empire is in terminal decline and in the process of collapsing.

Feb 20 19:50

Corbyn wins 18 elections by a landslide, the media’s silence is deafening

Jeremy Corbyn was given a decisive mandate from Labour’s youth wing in party elections on Thursday. On regional boards and Young Labour’s national committee, 18 seats were up for grabs and Corbyn supporters won every one.

This is a sweeping success for the Labour leader, and for Momentum – the grassroots organisation set up following Corbyn’s leadership win. It could be a sign of things to come at next weeks annual conference for the party’s youth wing, where pivotal roles, of the chair and National Executive Committee representative, will be decided.

But this landslide victory has barely been reported in the media. Highly influential institutions like the BBC consider non-events, such as Russian planes flying close to UK airspace, worthy of top story attention. But when it comes to developments that could have a huge impact on our democracy, such as who people want to lead the country, they simply pass on by.

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Feb 20 15:51

Elderly man dead after his home collapsed around him as 'most powerful ever' Cyclone Winston makes landfall and lashes Fiji with 300kph winds

A man has died after his house collapsed during the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere

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Feb 20 14:00

Russia sends fighter jets to Armenia base near Turkey

The Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday that Moscow has deployed several fighter jets and a transport helicopter to Russia’s airbase in Armenia near the border with Turkey.

Four fourth-generation Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft and a number of modernized MiG-29S bombers and a Mil Mi-8MT helicopter have been sent to the base.

Located at Erebuni airport outside the capital, Yerevan, the Russian base already has nine fourth-generation MiG-29 planes capable of carrying a payload of up to 4,000 kilograms of weapons. The aircraft also have larger fuel tanks.

The Armenian capital is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Armenia's border with Turkey.

The announcement came a day after a Russian draft resolution that called for an immediate end to Turkey's shelling and military actions against Syria was turned down at the United Nations Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Turkey is crazy enough to taunt Russia further in Syria, Russia is prepared: that is the message of this deployment.

Feb 20 12:46

Lamar Outdoor Advertising Under Fire for Anti-Israel Billboard

UPDATE (February 19, 2016, 5:06 pm): In a message posted on its Facebook page, Lamar Advertising has made the decision to remove the billboard advertisement. This decision was made public hours after the Observer published this story by the Haym Salomon Center’s Paul Miller. The Baton Rouge based company said, “We have tried to contact SEAMAC to discuss these issues but have not received a reply to our telephone and email messages. Therefore we have decided to remove the SEAMAC copy as soon as possible.”

Feb 20 12:40

Why is Europe following Obama and washing its hands of Palestine?

Alan Hart explains why he believes European leaders will never take the lead in pressing Israel to respect international law and to be serious about a just peaceful settlement of the conflict with the Palestinian people.

Feb 20 12:39

Last survivor of Nazi death camp Treblinka dies in Israel

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Israel at the age of 93.
Note: Yet another holocau$t fable! Don't be surprised if holocau$t survivors start returning from the dead to collect reparations!

Feb 20 12:36

Two LAPD Cops Charged With Rape and Forced Oral Copulation of “Desperate, Exposed Women”

Two veteran LAPD officers accused of sexually assaulting four women while on duty pleaded not guilty Thursday to the criminal charges. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, were arraigned in the afternoon at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Both men were present in custody, wearing orange county jail garb.

Feb 20 10:47

Japanese TV anchors lose their jobs for lack of "fairness" reporting

Many British politicians would doubtless rejoice at the news that Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Andrew Neil were to leave their jobs almost simultaneously.

Feb 20 10:46

" A young Mitch McConnell wrote in a 1970-71 law journal article that politics should play no role in Senate confirmations of Supreme Court appointments and that the Senate should defer to the president."

“The president is presumably elected by the people to carry out a program and altering the ideological directions of the court would seem to be a perfectly legitimate part of a presidential platform,” wrote McConnell, the chief legislative aide to Sen. Marlow Cook.

Feb 20 10:38

Israeli / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)

They have already tested their bomb in Yemen! So far it hasn't been much help!

Webmaster addition: It is a huge explosion, but I am not convinced it is nuclear without radiation readings. It could be a bunker buster that hit an underground munitions storage depot.

Feb 20 10:30

Apple says the FBI is making access demands even China hasn't asked for

The US government is asking for greater access to Apple’s software than even the Chinese government, an Apple executive has said, as the company resists an order forcing it to help the government crack the passcode for a phone that was used by a San Bernardino shooter.

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