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Jul 20 09:33

‘Live With Terrorism’: Anger Mounts Over Officials’ Take On Nice Attack

Meanwhile, French citizens as well as politicians have been asking how the country's security forces could have allowed such a terrible act to happen - as a state of emergency is still in place after November's terror attacks in Paris. Harry Fear reports.

Jul 20 09:31

Wall Street Angry that Donald Trump Says “Restore Glass-Steagall Act”

What produced the 2008 crash was the Clinton-Republican Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, named after the three conservative Republicans (Phil Gramm, Jim Leach, and Tom Bliley) who wrote it. Sanford Weill, then merely the head of Travelers Insurance, was a financial empire-builder who wanted his firm to buy Citibank, so as to produce the first financial conglomerate, Citigroup — a merger which the Glass-Steagall Act would have blocked from happening. Weill’s Clinton-Administration friends Robert J. Rubin and Lawrence Summers had no trouble convincing their boss to say yes to Gramm-Leach-Bliley, though this would toss out the core of Democrat FDR’s lasting heritage and restore the cause of the Great Depression: Wall Street’s gambling with depositors’ savings — gambling with assets that are so crucial the government would be politically compelled to backstop to prevent bankrupting tens of millions of people, savers who had made no error.

Jul 20 09:23

Judge Makes Stunning Ruling In Bundy Case

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that without the benefit of a public hearing, U.S. Federal Judge Peggy Leen has issued an order ruling that no transcripts, reports or witness statements of any kind may be disclosed by defense teams for all 19 defendants in the 2014 armed standoff between Cliven Bundy’s camp and the FBI.

Leen made her decision Friday, citing potential death threats against prosecutors as justification.

Leen continued saying that a “common law or First Amendment right” for the press and the public to access the government’s pretrial evidence does not exist, though all information obtained through “open sources” such as the internet or social media would be accessible.

Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Dan Hill, was not pleased with the judge’s decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in Judge Leen's courtroom, the First Amendment to the Constitution does not exist, with regard to the government's pre-trial evidence.

I have to ask: why?!?

What is the BLM so desperate to conceal here?!?!?

Jul 20 09:18

Liberal GQ Magazine Writer on Mother of Benghazi Victim: ‘I would like to beat her to death’

Liberals lost their minds when Pat Smith spoke at the GOP convention last night. They can’t stand hearing someone who lost her son (and was lied to by Hillary Clinton about why it happened) telling the truth.

A liberal writer for GQ Magazine named Bethlehem Shoals even said on Twitter that he wanted to beat her to death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An apology followed, but it had all the fake sincerity of something said by a really bad snake oil salesman.

Should Hillary get elected, one of her first acts as President will be to establish her very own "Ministry of Truth", which will ruthlessly persecute anyone with even a slightly different narrative than her own.

She will order "belief and allegiance" to anything she says, no matter how much of a lie it may be, and declare any other response "treason", to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

And I am certain that Bethlehem Shoals will be on her "short list" as the Department Director for that, having tweeted that he wanted to beat Pat Smith to death (for telling the truth).

Jul 20 09:05

Lawsuit Filed: Court To Count Real Bernie Sanders Vote Tally

Lawsuit Filed: Court To Count Real Bernie Sanders Vote Tally
Posted on July 19, 2016 by Baxter Dmitry in News, US // 8 Comments
Bernie Sanders earned more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and now a long awaited lawsuit has finally been filed in Ohio alleging that systematic and coordinated election fraud stole the presidential nomination from Sanders.

Bernie Sanders earned more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and now a long awaited lawsuit has finally been filed in Ohio alleging that systematic and coordinated election fraud stole the presidential nomination from Sanders.

Filed by the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity, the lawsuit presents evidence of statistically impossible differences between exit polls and electronic vote totals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this effort could well be characterized as way too little, way too late.

The raw data has probably been expunged, or hidden in such a way as to be irrecoverable by Clinton's people.

Jul 20 08:49

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians

The devastating effect of the earthquake on a very poor nation provoked worldwide concern and inspired an outpouring of aid money intended to rebuild Haiti. Countries around the world, as well as private and philanthropic groups such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, provided some $10.5 billion in aid, with $3.9 billion of it coming from the United States.

Haitians such as Andre, however, noticed that very little of this aid money actually got to poor people in Haiti. Some projects championed by the Clintons, such as the building of industrial parks and posh hotels, cost a great deal of money and offered scarce benefits to the truly needy. Port-au-Prince was supposed to be rebuilt; it was never rebuilt. Projects aimed at creating jobs proved to be bitter disappointments. Haitian unemployment remained high, largely undented by the funds that were supposed to pour into the country. Famine and illness continued to devastate the island nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is part of the Clinton "pattern" of taking care of themselves and their cronies, at horrific costs to the people they are allegedly "helping".

And should Clinton steal/win the White House in November, there will be no end in site to this behaviour on either her or Bill's part.

Jul 20 08:32

US PUBLIC EDUCATION: BULLSHIT TO TRAIN STUPEFIED WORK ANIMALS. PHYSICAL EDUCATION FAILS TO DECLARE US NATIONAL EMERGENCY OF UNFIT, UNHAPPY HUMANS IN BODY AND MIND

This 11-part series addresses an overarching fact about public education: its design of intentional curricular lies of omission and commission to keep our children and the general public powerless, relatively stupid, and controlled work animals.

Importantly, I do not blame education professionals working in good-faith effort to produce high-quality learning from our children; public education exists in a matrix of control for ongoing empires that I’ll explain in detail within the series’ sections. That said, anyone truly educated in one’s field gradually discovers that public education is a ridiculous substitute for what’s most important to teach and learn. This is Emperor’s New Clothes obvious when pointed to, with this paper’s content including factual assertions that no counterarguments exist outside of shallow and misleading bullshit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core does a brilliant job of making kids think they are being educated, when they are really being indoctrinated to believe particular narratives which are useful to them being completely controlled by a government that cares absolutely not about their futures.

As long as this festers in our classrooms, Americans will never again be competitive against those countries with the best educational outcomes.

As reported at fairreporters.net last year, in their assessment of the best educational systems in the world, here are countries rated from best to worst educational systems, in terms of math and science:

1. Singapore 21. Czech Rep 41. Turkey 61. Jordan
2. Hong Kong 22. Denmark 42. Serbia 62. Argentina
3. South Korea 23. France 43. Bulgaria 63. Albania
4. Japan 24. Latvia 44. Romania 64. Tunisia
5. Taiwan 25. Norway 45. UAE 65. Macedonia
6. Finland 26. Luxembourg 46. Cyprus 66. Saudi Arabia
7. Estonia 27. Spain 47. Thailand 67. Colombia
8. Switzerland 28. Italy 48. Chile 68. Qatar
9. Netherlands 29. USA 49. Kazakhstan 69. Indonesia
10. Canada 30. Portugal 50. Armenia 70. Botswana
11. Poland 31. Lithuania 51. Iran 71. Peru
12. Vietnam 32. Hungary 52. Malaysia 72. Oman
13. Germany 33. Iceland 53. Costa Rica 73. Morocco
14. Australia 34. Russia 54. Mexico 74. Honduras
15. Ireland 35. Sweden 55. Uruguay 75. South Africa
16. Belgium 36. Croatia 56. Montenegro 76. Ghana
17. New Zealand 37. Slovak Rep 57. Bahrain
18. Slovenia 38. Ukraine 58. Lebanon
19. Austria 39. Israel 59. Georgia
20.UK 40. Greece 60. Brazil

Please note that the US landed a dismal 29th here.

Jul 20 08:23

Potential Crisis Triggers Continue To Pile Up In 2016

By Brandon Smith

We are a little over half way through 2016 and, at the current rate, it will be a miracle if the year finishes without outright catastrophe in half the nations of the world. Some might call these events “Black Swans,” some might call them completely engineered threats, others might call it all a simple “coincidence” or a tragedy of errors. I stand strictly by the position that most of the dangers we see today have been deliberately escalated, if not strategically implemented.

Here is the problem; international financiers and globalist nut-jobs are clearly operating on a timeline with the end goal of creating enough general chaos to convince the masses that complete centralized authority over every aspect of our lives is preferable to constant fear...

Jul 20 08:04

URBAN FARMERS TARGETED BY CITY, ISSUED MULTIPLE THREATS AFTER THEIR PROPERTY WAS VANDALIZED

Southeast Oklahoma City residents Charles and Julie Henry face a blatantly unconstitutional invasion of their rights thanks to a stifling change to a city ordinance making vandalism to their property essentially a crime — by them.

Though the Henrys complied with the code, albeit a bit late due to a prohibitive financial situation, an opportunistic code enforcer triggered a chain of events no law-abiding property owner should ever be subjected to — including the possibility their property may be raided by Oklahoma County Sheriffs under a blanket warrant in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to assist the family’s legal battle against the City, their low-income neighborhood typically experiences an outbreak of vandalism each spring — which the city promptly cleans up to discourage other vandals from copying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a massive, vicious act of over-reach by city officials, who should, themselves, be sacked for having done this to a couple just barely able to survive.

Jul 20 08:00

Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court

Sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws, a US appeals court has ruled.

The low-frequency active sonar, approved in 2012, is used to detect enemy submarines.

But it can also harm whales, dolphins and walruses that rely on underwater sound for navigating, catching prey and communicating, according to environmental groups.

The case will now be sent back to a lower court for further consideration.

Jul 20 07:53

SHOCKING CLAIM: 'Leaked pictures' from NASA Juno probe reveal 'UFO in Jupiter's orbit'

So that's where my bed went :)

Webmaster addition: It's a hoax. Jupiter's clouds do not move that fast. It's well done, but it's fake. One major giveaway are the white cross-shaped reticles; something one would see on a film camera, but totally unnecessary on a digital sensor system. None of the images at the Juno mission website have those.

Jul 20 07:51

‘Hate Cops?’: Billboard Advising ‘Call A Crackhead’ Provokes Outrage

With the recent spate of deadly shootings both police-involved and against officers, an electronic billboard reading, “Hate cops?” in Muncie, Indiana, left at least one local resident dismayed. Offended, she posted a photo to Facebook, stirring more controversy.

In its entirety, the billboard reads, “Hate cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead.”

Jul 20 07:38

‘Lock her Up’

‘Lock her Up’: Christie raises hell at Republican convention over Clinton
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Despite losing a battle for Trump’s love and the next vice-president spot, Christie took to the stage with a lengthy speech to smear Hillary Clinton. Widely cheered by Trump’s supporters at the Cleveland arena,

Jul 20 07:24

Police surround suspected terrorist in 'bomb alert' in Brussels

Police have surrounded a suspected terrorist wearing a “long coat and wires” in Brussels, local media report. It comes as Belgium prepares for National Day, which is celebrated on July 21.

"A person wearing a long coat, with wires coming out, is considered the suspect," Brussels police spokesperson Ilse de Keere said, as quoted by Le Soir media outlet.

A bomb squad is at the scene, and shops in the vicinity have been evacuated.

Several streets are currently blocked.

Police say the suspect is "under control," but has not yet been detained.

Photos from the spot show a man kneeling with his hands up, surrounded at gunpoint by security services.

Jul 20 07:22

Baltimore Police Lieutenant Acquitted In Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore prosecutors on Monday failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction against a city police officer for the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, as a lieutenant was cleared of all charges.

Jul 20 07:22

Renowned journalist killed in Kiev in car bomb attack

Well-known Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet has died in downtown Kiev when the car he was driving blew up minutes after it started. The vehicle belonged to his employer, the head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper.

The killing of the journalist in Kiev is murder, with a bomb planted in the car he was in, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office has said.

“No doubt the blast was caused by an explosive device implanted by malefactors. Evidently, the bomb had either a frequency-induction fuse or clock-operated bomb,” Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian MP and aide to the interior minister, told 112 Ukraine channel.

The explosion occurred at about 7:45am, after Sheremet got into the car, started the engine and drove several dozen meters. He was killed instantly. The vehicle has completely burnt out.

Jul 20 07:14

Police surround suspected terrorist in 'bomb alert' in Brussels

Police say the suspect is "under control," but has not yet been detained.

Photos from the spot show a man kneeling with his hands up, surrounded at gunpoint by security services.

Jul 20 07:06

Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton Testimony Essential

Judicial Watch today announced it submitted reply briefs (available here and here) to the court in response to the State Department’s and Secretary Clinton’s oppositions to Judicial Watch’s request for permission to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Director of Office of Correspondence and Records of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-CRM”) Clarence Finney; and the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”) John Bentel. Today’s filings arise in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the clintonemail.com system

Jul 20 06:51

'Hillary Clinton in a coffin': Western NY festival apologizes for car show entry

Organizers of BurgerFest in Hamburg have apologized for an entry into their Classic Car Show that featured "Hillary Clinton in a coffin"—an entry that judges awarded "best presentation."

Jul 20 06:46

Melania Trump Plagiarism - The Real Scandal

Published on Jul 19, 2016
http://www.DavidDuke.com

It is not plagiarism to use common phrases. We love Melania, but there is one scandal about her eloquent speech, the fact that all political figures cannot dare to appeal directly to white voters. They can however directly praise and appeal to every other group.

Jul 20 06:17

Likely Norovirus Outbreak Strikes the GOP Convention

It’s a short-lived bug with explosive—and contagious—results

At national conventions, health is usually on the agenda. But it’s not every day that the health in question is that of convention goers themselves. Things at this week’s GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio have taken an icky turn, report Joel Achenback, Elahe Izadi and Ed O’Keefe for The Washington Post: A group of Republican staffers appear to have fallen ill with norovirus.

The disease has stricken 12 staff members from the California delegation thus far, writes the Post. Health officials from Erie County tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Patrick Cooley that though they are not yet ready to declare that the illness is norovirus, it shares symptoms with the disease. The staffers are staying at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, about 60 miles away from the convention.

Jul 20 04:13

ISIS Releases Video of German Train Attacker Saying He Sought Revenge on "Infidels"

"ISIS terrorists posing as refugees welcome!"

Pages from a notebook found at the home of an Afghan teen who attacked passengers on a German train with an ax may be regarded as a suicide note, police and investigating officials said during a press-briefing on Tuesday.

Addressing his father, the young man asked him to pray that he could take revenge "on the infidels" and "get to Heaven," officials said.

Jul 20 03:26

Milo Banned From Twitter For Hurting Ghostbusters Star Leslie Jones' Feelings

Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter last night after Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones had a mental breakdown because anonymous trolls were making fun of her.

Rather than use Twitter's "block feature" and simply ignoring the hate as is done by 99% of celebrities, she decided to use the "retweet" feature to "expose racism" or something. This eventually led to her leaving Twitter "[in] tears" and threatening to quit the site.

Jul 20 02:54

Italian Restaurant Trolls BLM With 'Black Olives Matter' Billboard, Sees Spike in Sales

The days of social justice warriors being able to destroy a business for doing something "politically incorrect" are finally coming to an end.

An Italian restaurant reportedly saw a huge boost in sales and received a massive "outpouring of support" after epically trolling Black Lives Matter with a billboard reading "Black Olives Matter."

Jul 19 19:22

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Physical Education fails to declare US national emergency of unfit, unhappy humans in body and mind (8 of 12)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up… (Bullshitters) continue making assertions that purport to describe the way things are but that cannot be anything except bullshit.” ~ Princeton professor emeritus, Harry Frankfurt, 2005 Bestseller, On Bullshit

Jul 19 18:44

Hillary Coughing Fit Returns

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Jul 19 16:17

Urban Farmers Targeted By City, Issued Multiple Threats After Their Property Was Vandalized

By Claire Bernish

Southeast Oklahoma City residents Charles and Julie Henry face a blatantly unconstitutional invasion of their rights thanks to a stifling change to a city ordinance making vandalism to their property essentially a crime — by them.

Though the Henrys complied with the code, albeit a bit late due to a prohibitive financial situation, an opportunistic code enforcer triggered a chain of events no law-abiding property owner should ever be subjected to — including the possibility their property may be raided by Oklahoma County Sheriffs under a blanket warrant in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment...

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Jul 19 15:43

Clinton: Yes, Americans are fearful— but I’m a woman!

Clinton is right to say her campaign is revolutionary. She’s not even attempting to hide the fact that it’s the first time in American history that a presidential candidate has asked voters to forget everything they know about a candidate except what’s between their legs.

Jul 19 15:39

Potential crisis triggers continue to pile up in 2016

Here is the problem; international financiers and globalist nut-jobs are clearly operating on a timeline with the end goal of creating enough general chaos to convince the masses that complete centralized authority over every aspect of our lives is preferable to constant fear.

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Jul 19 14:34

Grandma Confronts Intruders With Gun, Wins: “I Decided That It’s Either Them Or Me”

There’s nothing bad guys hate more than a homeowner with a gun who’s trained diligently on its use and isn’t afraid to use it to defend themselves.

Jul 19 14:09

Polls Show Americans Distrust Clinton, Supporters Begin to Panic

While the FBI might have let presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton off the hook for her alleged mishandling of classified information, recent Washington Post/ABC News and CBS/New York Times polls suggest that the American public is far less forgiving.

Jul 19 14:04

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

If there is to be any hope of reclaiming our government and restoring our freedoms, it will require a different kind of coup: nonviolent, strategic and grassroots, starting locally and trickling upwards. Such revolutions are slow and painstaking. They are political, in part, but not through any established parties or politicians.

Jul 19 13:48

HOW THE CLINTON FOUNDATION GOT RICH OFF POOR HAITIANS

In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”

Jul 19 13:47

Operation Gladio : The Nice atrocity brings it to mind, says Paul Craig Roberts

It looks like a permanent state of martial law in France will be one consequence. This shutdown of society will also dispose of the protests against capitalist puppet Hollande’s repeal of France’s labor protections. Those protesting the take-back of their hard-earned rights will be closed down under the martial law. Amazing how convenient the attack was for global capitalism, the primary beneficiary of Hollande’s new “labor reform.”

Jul 19 13:47

CIA REBELS BEHEAD KID AND OTHER RECENT U.S. SUCCESSES IN SYRIA

The U.S. "regime change" operation in Syria recently tallied up some major successes. The Syrian Democratic Force, a U.S. sponsored group of mostly Syrian Kurds, is besieging the Islamic State held eastern city of Manbij. According to the UN's Human Rights commissioner 70,000 civilians in Manbij are cut off from all supplies. We have yet to hear calls for an immediate breaking of the siege or for enforced air drops of supplies to these people. Where are all the R2P fans in the Obama administration and all the well paid Syrian opposition propaganda groups on this? That the U.S. has managed to avoid any questions about this siege is surely a success.

Jul 19 13:44

Baton Rouge, Nice, Dallas, Orlando – A Dark And Distressing Time Has Descended Upon The Civilized World

Does it not seem as though events are starting to accelerate significantly? Since I warned that something “had shifted” and that things had “suddenly become more serious“, we have seen the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando, we have seen the massacre of five police officers in Dallas, we have seen the horrifying terror rampage in Nice, and now we have seen the brutal murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge. On Sunday morning, the peace and quiet in Baton Rouge were shattered when “dozens of shots” erupted less than one mile from police headquarters. By the end of it, 29-year-old Gavin Eugene Long had killed three officers and seriously wounded three others. It was a crime fueled by pure hatred, and Long specifically waited for his 29th birthday to launch the attack…

Jul 19 13:32

Police officer shot in Kansas City, in critical condition

Kansas City Police Chief, Terry Zeigler, said an office was shot Tuesday afternoon. Their condition is unknown.

It was a male officer. A spokesperson for the department told WFSB the police officer’s condition was critical.

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Jul 19 13:12

Is Bushism Dead? Let’s hope so…

At issue in the battle between the Party of Bush and Party of Trump: Will we make America safe again, and great again? Or are globalism, amnesty, and endless interventions our future? Do we put the world first, or America First?

Jul 19 13:01

The Dumbest PC Idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.

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Jul 19 12:19

"The Case For Donald Trump Is Simple"

What’s the best case for Donald Trump?

The question comes in the week Republicans here will formally nominate him for president, and the answer is not complicated. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gave it as his reason for signing on as Mr. Trump’s VP: The alternative is President Hillary Clinton.

This is the reality of choice in a two-party democracy. Still, many have a hard time accepting it. So even as Mr. Trump handily dispatched 16 more-experienced rivals, his shortcomings and unfitness for office have become a staple of conservative fare.

Yes, Mr. Trump elevates insult over argument. Yes, he is vague and contradictory about the details of his own proposals. And yes, he often speaks aloud before thinking things through. It’s all fair game.

Even so, in this election Mr. Trump is not running against himself. Though you might not know it from much of the commentary and coverage, he is running against Mrs. Clinton.

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Jul 19 11:46

'It's Working:' New Analysis Shows Insurers Losing Tens of Millions Annually on Obamacare

Via John Sexton, here's a Politico report on the 'Affordable' Care Act's unstable, unsustainable status quo:

For the insurance companies doing business in the state–the ones issuing policies to those 600,000 people–Obamacare has turned into a financial sinkhole. United Health Group, the nation’s largest insurance company, is pulling out of the Obamacare business in North Carolina next year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, which dominated the individual market with more than a half-million customers, reported that losses on its Obamacare business in 2014 and 2015 topped $400 million. The insurer said that figure includes government payments designed to shield insurers from big losses during the early years of Obamacare. The only other current competitor, Aetna, wants to hike rates by nearly 25 percent next year...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stating that something "is working" by fiat, and not paying attention to the real numbers here, including the number of people who can no longer get health insurance, is creating a huge "lost their reality license moment", for both Clinton and Obama.

Jul 19 11:38

Turkey Failed Coup: Ties Emerge Between Hilary Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric Fethullah Gulen

A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.

Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdo?an, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived in self-exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains since 1999.

Erdo?an has accused Gulen of attempting to undermine the Turkish government. Gulen’s followers control many Turkish institutions, including the media, courts, and police force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence of) surprise at this Clinton connection!!

Jul 19 11:10

Netanyahu: I hope Israel, U.S. will conclude military aid deal in coming weeks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he hopes to close ongoing talks and reach a deal with the United States concerning long-term military aid to Israel in the coming weeks.

Addressing Israeli lawmakers during the local version of Question Time, the prime minister said that "I hope that within a few weeks, we will close the agreement on defense aid with the United States."

During an appearance on Monday before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly said he believes that Israel and the United States will wrap up negotiations on long-term future American military aid by Rosh Hashanah, which this year begins on October 2. The comments were reported by two Knesset members who attended the meeting but asked not to be identified because the session was classified as secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in activistpost.com 2 May 2016:

Falsely decried as an “anti-Israel” administration, the Obama White House is signaling that it is open to providing Israel with an unprecedented amount of support both in terms of financing and military assistance. If the reports coming out of Israeli media are true, the new agreement with Israel would be the largest amount of aid provided to any country in U.S. history. The US and Israel have been engaged in intense negotiations in recent months to outline US military aid to Israel for the next 10 years. Israel is demanding $40 billion over the next ten years, a sizeable jump from the $30 billion over 10 years given to Israel over the past decade. The tentative agreement is yet one more example of the falsity of the left-right paradigm that sees the “right” accuse the false “left” of being “weak on terror,” “weak on Iran,” and “anti-Israel” all while the false “left” is actually launching wars across the world, bullying Iran into accepting a deal it should by no means have to accept, and giving Israel the largest amount of assistance in U.S. history.

The President and the 83 Senators who signed this letter, apparently, need to be reminded of the following fact: under the Symington Amendment, all military and financial aid to Israel is completely illegal.

The Symington Amendment expressly forbids any aid to countries which will not sign the NNPT, and refuse to have their weapons facilities inspected; unlike Iran, Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, and have its nuclear facilities inspected.

But, then again, the President and Senators believe that law....only applies to "us little people", and not to themselves, particularly when it comes to Israel, even when that aid breaks American law, as it does in this instance.

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Jul 19 11:06

The Evil Among Us/Serpent Seed/HRC

Jul 19 11:04

Scott Baio "Our Country Is In A Very Bad Spot! You Can See it Everywhere!"

Jul 19 10:56

Should Police Use Bombs To Kill Criminals?

In the wake of the two seemingly outrageous slayings of African American men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana and the equally heinous retaliatory killings of five police officers in Dallas by a black former Army Reservist, questions have been raised in all three cases about excessive police behavior.

Police surrogates on the cable TV networks were sent into a state of apoplexy that some security analysts, while the Dallas police department was still grieving, raised eyebrows about the use of an exploding bomb, delivered by a robot, to kill the Dallas shooter. Whether intentional or not, this argument was an attempt to use the legitimate grief of the police families to shield the department from a debate about the aggressive military tactics used to kill the shooter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although my heart goes out to those slain officers, their families, and their friends, I did have a moment of pause about how their killer was executed; by an armed robot, for the first time in police history.

Yes, the crime committed by Johnson was heinous and horrific; but I am very concerned about this technology becoming "legitimized" for police work in the future in this country.

How soon will such technology be used against peaceful protesters, who have a reasonable gripe about what their government is doing in America?!?

Unfortunately, the way "due process" seems to have been ripped out of the American judicial process, my bet would be...soon.

Jul 19 10:43

Bahrain Says US, UK Criticism ‘Unacceptable Interference’

The Bahraini government has issued a statement angrily condemning the US and Britain for their “unacceptable interference” in internal policy, after the two nations criticized the government’s ban on the largest opposition group in the nation.

The tiny nation of Bahrain has struggled with its treatment of their opposition since the Arab Spring. The royal family and by extension the government are Sunnis, but a majority of the population are Shi’ites. This has sparked repeated protests, with the Shi’ites claiming they are discriminated against in top positions around the country.

The banning of al-Wefaq, a Shi’ite group, continues that, with the US State Department calling the group a “nonviolent opposition,” and warning that banning them was undermining regional stability in the Persian Gulf.

A joint statement was issued today by several top Shi’ite clerics, saying they believe that the ban of Wefaq is part of a larger attack on their existence and identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one thing that the US State Department, miraculously, has gotten right, in its analysis of the situation in Bahrain.

So far, protests against the government's policies against the Shiites have been remarkably restrained; but there may be a point of boiling-over anger, on the part of the Shiite community, which cannot be restrained by police or military action, even with importing Saudi Arabian troops.

We could even, potentially, be looking at a revolution here, and the complete abolishment, or exile, of the Al-Khalifa monarchy.

And I would like to strongly caution the Al-Khalifa monarchy and the Bahraini government that hubris...can have some very terrible unintended consequences.

Jul 19 10:43

Politically Incorrect Insights

A simple mathematical analysis will show that EXPONENTIAL growth in any system, whether it is debt, population, military expenses, energy use, or currency in circulation, cannot continue indefinitely. However, leaders pursue policies that suggest exponential growth will continue forever. This will end in blood and tears.

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Jul 19 10:19

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups — a Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty where the animated enemies bleed real blood. Just like the giant wooden horse the Greeks convinced the Trojans to bring inside their gates, however, the drone carries something deadly in its belly: a new and illegal military strategy disguised as an impressive piece of technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it is only a question of time regarding how long it will be that we see this technology being used here in the US, unless there is a massive, peaceful move on the part of all Americans to prevent it.

And please, don't think, "Wow, that can't happen here!"; because the precedent has already been set for extrajudicial assassinations right here at home, and in a circumstance many Americans might have applauded.

Micah Johnson, who shot and killed police in Dallas last week, was taken down with a robot, armed with a bomb.

This is the first time in police history in this country that this has happened; but I can nearly guarantee you, it will not be the last.

Jul 19 10:12

U.S. Said Readying Suits Against Anthem, Aetna Insurer Deals

U.S. antitrust officials are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem Inc.’s takeover of rival health-insurer Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s deal to buy Humana Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.

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(*I'm just confounded that I haven't heard mention of the U.S. antitrust officials , during the whole clinton email server debacle , for the duration that it has been raging on !)

Jul 19 09:56

BREAKING: Congress Bypasses FBI, Moves To Charge Hillary With Federal Crime

It looks like there could be some good news on the horizon for anyone outraged that Hillary Clinton has not been held legally responsible for any of her crimes against the American people.

According to reports, in a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips signed by Chaffetz and Goodaltte, Congress has asked the court to open an investigation to determine whether Clinton committed perjury.

Jul 19 09:32

VIDEO: CHILD BODY SLAMMED, CHOKED BY COP AFTER VOICING CONCERN OVER ANOTHER CHILD’S VIOLENT ARREST

A video uploaded to Facebook this week shows multiple Hyattsville police officers involved in a violent arrest of what appears to be middle school children.

While it is unclear what started the altercation, the video does not lie.

As the video begins, an officer appears to be arresting a young white school child. The child seems compliant. However, the officer is seen dangerously twisting his arm.

When the adolescent bystanders see this unnecessary violence, they begin to voice their concern.

One young person becomes particularly concerned with the way the officer is treating the other child, so he quickly becomes the most outspoken. This outspokenness apparently enrages the responding officers.

As the officer, who appears to be a sergeant, walks up to the scene, he shoves the Hispanic student who was standing up for the white student. This assault seems to be entirely unprovoked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To parents in Maryland: take your kids out of public school NOW. Home school them; they will be far richer, academically, for it.

And to those people who can move out of this city, do it now; take the financial base away from here, because if police are allowed to treat kids like this, it doesn't deserve your tax dollars.

Explain to Mayor Hollingsworth , politely, why you are doing this. And make sure you include a link to this video.

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Jul 19 09:17

FEDERAL AGENTS WENT UNDERCOVER TO SPY ON ANTI-FRACKING MOVEMENT, EMAILS REVEAL

When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado — the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands — several of the demonstrators were in fact undercover agents sent by law enforcement to keep tabs on the demonstration, according to emails obtained by The Intercept.

The “Keep it in the Ground” movement, a broad effort to block the development of drilling projects, has rapidly gained traction over the last year, raising pressure on the Obama administration to curtail hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and coal mining on federal public lands. In response, government agencies and industry groups have sharply criticized the activists in public, while quietly moving to track their activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I firmly believe that all hydraulic fracking should be done within two feet of the homes oil executives should be mandated to live in, so that they, and their families. would experience all the symptoms and consequences of fracking, firsthand.

Of course, that will happen only when pigs fly.

But this surveillance demonstrates, incontrovertibly, that Obama is no less beholden to his corporate masters than are his Republican colleagues.

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Jul 19 09:00

Baton Rouge PD: "This attack is proof we need to militarize our police even more"

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said Monday that the attack that killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others showed why militarized police tactics are needed.

Jul 19 09:00

An elderly and cancer-stricken inmate in a New Zealand prison was forced to get his cellmate to clean his gangrenous black toes which were "ready to fall off" using toilet paper because the prison, which is managed by the multinational company Serco

The cellmate of a cancer-stricken elderly prisoner was forced to clean his friend's gangrenous toes with toilet paper after the prison failed to provide adequate care.
Details of the incident, which happened at Auckland's Mt Eden Prison in 2013 while it was managed by the multinational company Serco, were revealed in a report released by the Health and Disability Commissioner.

Jul 19 08:42

Turkey Cuts Interest Rates After Failed Coup

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's central bank cut a key interest rate for the fifth month in a row Tuesday, days after an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan triggered concerns over the country's economic outlook.

In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said it had reduced its overnight marginal funding rate by a quarter percentage point to 8.75 percent.>>>

Jul 19 08:01

Craig Murray: Fox, Gould, Werritty and Israel – Please write to your MP

Hansard Publc Admininstration Committee 24/11/2011
Q<369> Paul Flynn: Okay. Matthew Gould has been the subject of a very serious complaint from two of my constituents, Pippa Bartolotti and Joyce Giblin. When they were briefly imprisoned in Israel, they met the ambassador, and they strongly believe—it is nothing to do with this case at all—that he was serving the interest of the Israeli Government, and not the interests of two British citizens. This has been the subject of correspondence.

In your report, you suggest that there were two meetings between the ambassador and Werritty and Liam Fox. Questions and letters have proved that, in fact, six such meetings took place. There are a number of issues around this. I do not normally fall for conspiracy theories, but the ambassador has proclaimed himself to be a Zionist and he has previously served in Iran, in the service. Werritty is a self-proclaimed—

Robert Halfon: Point of order, Chairman. What is the point of this?

Paul Flynn: Let me get to it. Werritty is a self-proclaimed expert on Iran.

Chair: I have to take a point of order.

Robert Halfon: Mr Flynn is implying that the British ambassador to Israel is working for a foreign power, which is out of order.

Jul 19 07:41

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Language Arts fails to communicate inspiration for humanity; losing the human spirit’s self-expression to slavish empire (7 of 12)

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Let’s consider three points:

Absence of purpose for language: Where is the emphasis and practice with communication?
Language Arts is blind to the Orwellian world we live in while ironically “teaching” Orwell.
Teaching grammar as form for language without inspiration for communication to build a brighter future.

And let’s reflect upon three questions:

What does it mean that Language Arts professionals miss the point of language to connect with each other?
What kind of academic discipline is blind to living on an “animal farm” while claiming to “teach” the novels Animal Farm and 1984?

Jul 19 07:29

Assault Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Indian Grandfather

Following a motion filed Thursday by Alabama's attorney general, a judgedismissed state misdemeanor assault charges against a Madison police officer who allegedly slammed an Indian man to the ground last February during a suspicious-person stop.

Jul 19 07:28

Melania Trump speech plagiarized paragraph from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech

Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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Jul 19 05:33

Leftist Media Freak Out Over Melania 'Plagiarism' – Ignored Joe Biden Copying Man's Life Story

While the leftist media is out in force attacking Melania Trump for allegedly copying a few platitudes from Michelle Obama's speechwriters, they couldn't care less that serial-plagiarist Joe Biden copied another man's life story.

While Biden's plagiarism cost him in the past, once Obama picked him as his Vice President the media didn't say anything about it, nor did they plaster it all over the front pages of their newspapers. They didn't care because he was a Democrat pushing their agenda.

Jul 19 01:46

Rep. Steve King Labeled "White Supremacist" For Pointing Out European Contributions to Civilization

Iowa congressman Steve King has been labeled a racist "white supremacist" for saying white people have contributed more to the advancement of civilization than any other group.

Jul 18 22:03

Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton focus of RNC speeches

Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton's leadership focus of Republican National Convention speeches

Touting expected GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's commitment to "making America safe again," Republican National Convention speakers blasted Hillary Clinton's foreign policy record Monday -- particularly her handling of a 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Service members involved in the attack, which killed four Americans, and the mother of one of the victims took issue with the former secretary of state's response to the incident and accused her of lying about its cause.

They further contended that Trump must win the presidency, as he would stand strong against terrorism, keep the country safe and have Americans' backs.

Patricia Smith, whose son Sean was among those killed in the Benghazi attack, called Clinton "a liar,">>>

Jul 18 21:01

Amateur Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Exchange Fire with Shooter

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As many as seven police officers have been shot, three of them fatally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A video showing a portion of the shootout was taken by Twitter user #BLM and posted shortly after. It shows the tense moments police exchanged fire with the active shooter.

Jul 18 20:31

RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus mocked Hillary Clinton's "embarrassing performance" in primaries and caucuses this week, chortling at her poor one-of-six wins.
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Clinton this week won the Arizona primary and lost to challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington.

"At a time when the public's concern about terrorism is growing, Hillary Clinton's glaring record of failure on fighting terrorism and her decision to set up a secret email server shows she recklessly jeopardized national security and can't be trusted in the White House.>>>"

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Jul 18 20:02

Trump introduces wife Melania to national audience

Donald Trump put in an early -- and short -- appearance at his convention Monday, introducing wife Melania to rapturous delegates and pledging a victory in November.

"We're going to win, we're going to win so big," Trump told delegates as he took the stage to the throbbing beat of Queen's We Are The Champions.

Moments later, Melania Trump launched a 15-minute speech she praised her husband as someone who "knows how to win" and is "ready to lead this great nation."

Jul 18 16:36

Delegates Walk Off RNC Floor

BREAKING: Delegates Walk Off RNC Convention Floor After Rules Adopted

All delegates from the Iowa and Colorado delegations have walked off the RNC convention floor after rules were adopted without a floor vote, defeating the last remaining anti-Trump effort. Thousands of signatures were submitted by 11 different delegations to force a floor vote, but were not considered.

Shortly after the rules were adopted the Chair left the stage, leaving it empty for a number of minutes.

"I've never seen the chair abandoned like that," Utah Senator Mike Lee said. "I have no idea what is going on right now, this is surreal. The Chair (@Reince) walked off the stage and abandoned his post."

(*Don't let the door hit you on the ass !)

Jul 18 16:29

Never Trump Petition Fails: The Photos You Need to See

The Republican National Convention nearly erupted into chaos when “Never Trump” supporters thought they were being denied their right to a roll call vote. They pushed to have a roll call vote to unbind delegates, so they could vote for the Republican nominee according to their conscience rather than according to their state's voting results. The Never Trump delegates believed they had enough states signed on to allow for a roll call vote, but were surprised to learn that three states had withdrawn their signatures. Click through the gallery to see photos of the protests on the RNC floor and learn what happened. These are stories about #NeverTrump at the #RNCinCLE.

Jul 18 16:17

Nice Brings To Mind Operation Gladio

Commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as Peter Koenig and Stephen Lendman have raised questions about the Nice attack.

Jul 18 16:16

Republican National Convention Protests: The Photos You Need to See

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The Republican National Convention starts this afternoon and people are already getting nervous about protests. While protesters were taking to Facebook to encourage one another to stay peaceful, members of a police union were asking Ohio governor John Kasich to consider temporarily suspending the "open carry" law. The day before the Convention, protesters were already lining up to make their grievances and concerns known, and police were also lined up, keeping a close eye on what was happening. The protests will be continuing through every day of the RNC, and we will be updating this post with more stories from the protests as news comes in. Click through the gallery to see photos of the protesters, police responses, and stories from protests at the Republican National Convention. (Getty)

Jul 18 15:37

Highest-Ranking Baltimore Police In Freddie Gray Case Not Guilty On All Charges

A Maryland judge has ruled that Lieutenant Brian Rice is not guilty of all three charges he faced in the case of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest-ranking Baltimore police officer was charged over Gray’s in-custody death.

Jul 18 15:29

Germany train 'axe attack': More than 20 injured and in rampage at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld station

Around 15 people have been injured after a man armed with an axe stormed a train in Germany and went on a bloody rampage, it has been claimed.

Armed police swarmed the area soon after receiving reports that a man hacked at passengers on board a train close to Wurzburg in southern Germany at around 9pm local time.

The twisted axe-man was then shot dead by police as he ran towards officers to attack them - bringing his horrifying attack to an end.

The attacker has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan man, according to reports in Germany.

Jul 18 15:17

Muslim, Black Lives Matter and conservative protesters clash at RNC demonstration

Groups of protesters confronted one another shortly after 3 p.m. Monday during the first day of the Republican National Convention.
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Black Lives Matter protesters also entered the demonstration involving religious-right and conservative supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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There have been several reports of open-carry protesters walking through downtown Cleveland in the areas set aside for demonstrators.

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Jul 18 15:02

Picturing the RNC

Scenes from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Jul 18 14:54

Donald Trump's motorcade involved in car accident in New York

The vehicle involved was reportedly a staff car, and Trump was uninjured. CNN reports that Trump has already boarded a plane and is on his way to Cleveland.

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Jul 18 14:12

Police Across US On High Alert After Baton Rouge Shooting

Police in major cities across the US are on high alert after three police officers were fatally shot and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.

Jul 18 13:28

Australian TV Host Calls for Muslim Ban, Australia's ADL Attacks Her 'Offensive Bigotry'

Australia's own version of the ADL has come out and attacked TV host Sonia Kruger for supporting a ban on Muslim immigration in the wake of the Nice terror attack.

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