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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 01 12:00

Israel Minister Calls for “Civil Targeted Killings” of BDS Leaders

The Yediot Achronot conference attacking BDS has become a veritable carnival of hate. Everyone from delusional Hollywood celebrities (Roseanne Barr) to cabinet ministers, to the leader of the Opposition have pledged fealty to the cause.

But the apogee same yesterday when Transportation Minister Israel Katz [image left] called for the “civil targeted killing“of BDS leaders like Omar Barghouti. The phrase he used (sikul ezrahi memukad) derives from the euphemistic Hebrew phrase for the targeted killing of a terrorist (the literal meaning is “targeted thwarting”). But the added word ” civil” makes it something different. Katz is saying that we won’t physically murder BDS opponents, but we will do everything short of that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peaceful Palestinian activists generally ALREADY have a bounty on their heads; it is just invisible to most Western eyes, or Westerners just don't want to see it.

Apr 01 11:32

In Shift, Netanyahu Now Seeks Aid Deal Before Obama Leaves Office

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for months seemed very resistance to signing a new 10-year aid package with the Obama Administration, with officials suggesting he believed he could get even more money by waiting until 2017 for Obama’s successor.

That appears not to be the case, however, and several Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC), have reportedly told Netanyahu the offer is a fair one, and in line with budget limitations, leading Israeli officials to say they believe Netanyahu now wants to get the deal done before Obama goes.

The theory is that, after years of acrimony between Netanyahu and Obama, having them both sign off on the aid deal would remove some of the partisan rancor that is suddenly surrounding Israel within the US, and sell Democrats on the idea that nothing has really changed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time I read about a new " aid deal" being brokered on Israel's behalf by the Washington elites, I have a palm to forehead moment, at nearly terminal velocity.

To the President, Congress, State Department, and Pentagon, a polite memo; under the Symington Amendment, Israel is completely ineligible for any financial or military aid.

And why?!?

Because the law clearly stipulates that if a country doesn't sign the NNPT, and refuses to allow its nuclear sites to be inspected, it is ineligible for US aid.

Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses to let its nuclear sites be inspected, so every US aid deal to Israel BREAKS THE LAW, and with absolute impunity.

So apparently, to this, and former US administrations, laws are made to be broken when certain geopolitical outcomes are desired; are these the actions of a creditable, honest government?!? Or a state apparatus so collectively crooked it has to screw its socks on in the morning?!?

Unfortunately, the short answer is, the later.

Apr 01 11:22

NATO: Worse Than ‘Obsolete’

In short, NATO expansion was – and is – a crony capitalist’s dream, albeit not the sort that gets the same amount of attention from “libertarian” critics of such boondoggles as the Ex-Im Bank, who regularly remind us that Boeing is the Bank’s biggest customer. Forgotten (or evaded) is the fact that Boeing (or Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, etc.) gets billions whenever a new applicant is added to NATO’s ranks and has to modernizes its forces.

Apr 01 11:07

North Korea Will Pursue Nuclear Missile Program, Envoy Says

North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed on the divided Korean peninsula.

So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, denounced the huge joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises taking place which he said were aimed at “decapitation of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)” and conquering Pyongyang.

North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test in January and launched a long-range rocket in February. The South Korean military said on Friday that North Korea had fired a missile into the sea off its east coast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, through their stances and threats to North Korea, the US and South Korean governments have no one else to blame for the sharp uptick in North Korean government rhetoric on their nuclear development.

I mean, a military de-cap strike simulation against North Korea in the military drills South Korea and the US have been holding?!?

No one has to be Fellini to figure that one out, and it does appear, very clearly, that the US and South Korea are pushing toward war against North Korea before it does develop a thorough, nuclear weapon capacity.

Apr 01 11:06

State Senator Initiates Review Of 'offensive' Geographic Names

Jayapal and the Department of Natural Resources have identified 48 places in Washington with offensive names, including "Coon Creek" in King County.

Webmaster addition: Why bother? Raccoons can't vote.

Apr 01 10:41

Clinton aide could prove criminal acts in Hillary probe

Justin Cooper, a little-known Clinton political operative with important financial ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, is certain to be at the center of the “official acts” part of the FBI investigation into Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server, which is examining whether she committed criminal acts by using her State Department office to influence donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Cooper was copied in an email that shows, contrary to Hillary Clinton’s original claims, she used more than one private account while serving as secretary of state.

As first reported by Breitbart in September 2015, archived Internet records establish that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was registered to Justin Cooper on Jan. 13, 2009, approximately one month before she was sworn in as secretary of state.

Apr 01 10:09

Security Gaps Found In State Department Travel Database

A crucial State Department database used to vet travelers to and from the US has gaps in its security that cyber defense experts think could have allowed hackers to either alter or steal visa information, said a report.

“We are, and have been, working continuously… to detect and close any possible vulnerability,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to ABC News, who first broke news of the database flaw.

Apr 01 10:06

VA drives veteran to attempt suicide by constantly canceling his mental health appointments: report

Veterans Affairs hospital in San Diego, California, is under fire for driving a veteran to try and take his own life by repeatedly canceling his mental health appointments, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The veteran had three or four appointments cancelled on him in a row before he attempted suicide at a VA clinic, the Union-Tribune further reports. These instances were only the most recent leading up to his crisis — the VA cancelled appointments on him with only a day’s notice, with increasing frequency, between 2013 and 2014.

The incident was part of a report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that also found employees at the facility manipulated data to falsely report that they scheduled 700 appointments with zero-day wait times — a feat the Union-Tribune reports is impossible. The report follows a scandal in which wait times in Phoenix, Arizona, were falsified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How dare the VA treat our Vets this way?!? Their entire management structure needs to be sacked, immediately, for this callousness.

This kind of treatment of our Vets is so wrong, on so many levels, I just do not know where to begin.

As much as I decry wars as an answer to the US government's geopolitical issues, I absolutely must insist that our Veterans consistently get the best possible level care; this country owes it to them, for what they have been put through.

Apr 01 09:58

AMERICAN LAWYERS REQUEST INVESTIGATION INTO THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND STATUS

The U.S. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on Wednesday submitted a regulatory challenge to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting an investigation into the charitable status of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) on grounds of discrimination and contravention of U.S. policy.

According to the NLG, the JNF enjoys tax-exempt status as a charitable organization in the United States even though the reality of its work- supporting Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine – is anything but charitable.

The JNF’s mandate is to promote racist and discriminatory policies such as forcibly displacing Palestinians from their lands to make way for Jewish-only housing developments, including inside Israel’s pre-1967 borders.

The JNF’s support for illegal settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and in occupied East Jerusalem also means its activities violate longstanding official U.S. policies against settlements, as well as international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD ON THE THE US NATIONAL LAWYER'S GUILD!!

Apr 01 09:54

JAPAN: CERVARIX AND GARDSIL VICTIMS TO SUE GOVERNMENT AND DRUG MAKERS

Victims suffering side effects from cervical cancer vaccines that were once recommended by the government announced Wednesday they will file a lawsuit against the state and drugmakers.

“Many victims are still suffering from side effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines Cervarix and Gardsil, which include overall pain and disorders of perception, movement and memory,” lawyer Masumi Minaguchi, a representative from the planned lawsuit’s defense team told a news conference in Tokyo.

Minaguchi said the victims will file the suit sometime after June against the central government, GlaxoSmithKlien PLC, the maker of Cervarix, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., the maker of Gardsil, at four district courts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

“The victims wish to live a peaceful life and prevent further suffering by finding out the truth (about the vaccine side effects),” Minaguchi added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good! And I hope these women win these lawsuits.

These drug manufacturers have known for quite some time that the side effects of these vaccines can be horrific, and yet, it's not about health that they continue to be sold, and used; it is all about the money these vaccines make, period, end of discussion.

Unfortunately, women who have been severely physically impaired in the US are prevented from going to court to sue vaccine makers, if they have been hurt by these vaccines. This goes back to a provision in the Homeland Security Act, which grants immunity to the pharmaceutical companies for present and future product liability claims for vaccines. Further plans for ‘medical litigation reform’ include limiting product liability lawsuits against drug companies.

And yes, we have "vaccine courts" to determine if someone has been injured by the administration of a vaccine; but the bar is set so high that many people who are injured do not wind up compensated at all. As reported at the dailysheeple.com in February, 2015:

In the “Vaccine Court,” the burden of proof lays squarely on the claimant. In other words, a family must show a clear causal connection between a vaccination and its adverse effects. For the autism community, this standard is made more challenging because the “Vaccine Court” does not accept “autism” as a legal determination. This is because autism is a clinical diagnosis, labeled on the basis of a collection of clinical features and created by causes that are still unknown. But the autism community has still persevered, and compelled the court to acknowledge the link between their children’s autism diagnoses and vaccinations’ environmental triggers. Here’s how that system works. The CDC and FDA co-sponsor a national vaccine safety surveillance program called Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). It serves to collect information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States. People can report reactions that may be related to vaccinations there, and the data is open and available for anyone to access. If a case makes it to vaccine court and an award is granted to a family, the money comes from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,887 compensation awards have been made. More than $3.0 billion in compensation awards has been paid to petitioners and more than $120.4 million has been paid to cover attorneys’ fees and other legal costs. To date, 9,860 claims have been dismissed. Of those, 4,912 claimants were paid more than $64.8 million to cover attorneys’ fees and other legal costs.

Think about it; if these vaccines are so safe, why has the Vaccine Court (with money from We the Taxpayers) had to pay out 3 billion in compensation to people injured by vaccines?!?

Apr 01 09:41

Atlantic Drilling On Hold, But Seismic Blast Testing To Proceed

Just because President Obama put a five-year kibosh on oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic doesn’t mean that the ocean is now safe for whales and other marine life. Far from it.

Apr 01 09:34

"WE'RE GOING TO WAR" – OLIVER STONE FEARS THE DANGEROUS EXTREMISM OF NEOCON HILLARY CLINTON

We’re going to war — either hybrid in nature to break the Russian state back to its 1990s subordination, or a hot war (which will destroy our country). Our citizens should know this, but they don’t because our media is dumbed down in its “Pravda”-like support for our “respectable,” highly aggressive government. We are being led, as C. Wright Mills said in the 1950s, by a government full of “crackpot realists: in the name of realism they’ve constructed a paranoid reality all their own.” Our media has credited Hillary Clinton with wonderful foreign policy experience, unlike Trump, without really noting the results of her power-mongering. She’s comparable to Bill Clinton’s choice of Cold War crackpot Madeleine Albright as one of the worst Secretary of States we’ve had since … Condi Rice? Albright boasted, “If we have to use force it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As someone who understands, because of her husband's having asked an honest question on line, over 20 years ago, the depraved, money-junkie depth of evil represented by the Cintons' MO, I am also very deeply concerned about the potential of a Clinton presidency for literally destroying this country.

As an equity feminist, I would welcome, and embrace, the possibility of a woman President; just please, God, not this woman!!

Apr 01 09:27

Vaccine Maker Admits on FDA Website That DTaP Vaccine Causes Autism

yet politicians and big pharma push mandatory vaccination

Apr 01 09:25

Cop Who Shot Teen Boy 16 Times On Video Hired By Police Union

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused of murdering Laquan McDonald, was rehired by the police union three weeks ago as a janitor. Despite the fact that the Chicago PD already tried to cover up this incident and got caught, they apparently decided to bring the accused back into the fold while he awaits trial.

Apr 01 09:23

NO JOKE: 500K FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS TO LOSE BENEFITS ON APRIL 1

More than 500,000 Americans receiving food stamp benefits will no longer qualify for them beginning on April 1. This is a result of government requirements linking the assistance to an individual’s ability to find a job and work.

In order to keep their access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for more than three months, able-bodied adults ages 18-49 who don’t have children or other dependents must work, volunteer, or enroll in a job-training program for 20 hours a week or more.

Back in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, the work requirements for SNAP were waived due to cratering job prospects and an unstable global economy. As economic indicators improved, lawmakers began debating whether to reinstate the requirements, with conservatives arguing that the rule encourages people to find work and liberals saying it would harm those still struggling with poverty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, those alleged "unemployment figures" touted by the Department of Labor Statistics, are a complete lie.

As reported at the washingtonfreebeacon.com in February of this year:

There were 94,062,000 Americans not participating in the labor force in January, a decline of 41,000 individuals from the previous month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. While there were more Americans who joined the labor force in January overall, women ages 16 years and older saw an increase in the number of those not participating. In December 2015, there were 56,308,000 women not participating in the labor force and in January; that number increased to 56,374,000, an increase of 66,000. There were also 83,000 more unemployed women in January, which made the unemployment rate for this demographic to increase from 4.8 percent to 4.9 percent. Overall, the labor force participation rate for all Americans improved slightly from 62.6 percent to 62.7 percent in January and the unemployment rate declined from 5.0 percent to 4.9 percent in January. This measure does not account for those individuals who have dropped out of the labor force. The unemployment rate simply measures the percent of those who did not have a job but actively sought one over the month.

So, if labor force participation is at 62.7%, how the hell can there be only 5% unemployment?!? What's happening here?!?

It is very cynically simple: the Department of Labor Statistics isn't counting those who have given up on their job search, and just don't count them, period, end of discussion.

The job training participation, I get; but for what jobs?!? The face of labor in this country is changing, and changing at lightning speed. People need to be prepared for future jobs which are just in their infancy, and not trained for jobs where robots, or cheaper labor from other countries, will supplant them.

And the "volunteering" requirement?!? Is this another word for an "internship", where people's labor is used; they are never compensated; and there is absolutely no guarantee that they will get a job at the institution at which they are "volunteering".

Kind of sounds like the new serfdom to me, folks.

And what happens to the children of those people whose benefits have been yanked?!?

As reported on March 2 of this year at phys.org:

Nearly half of children in the United States live dangerously close to the poverty line, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Basic Facts about Low-Income Children, the center's annual series of profiles on child poverty in America, illustrates the severity of economic instability and poverty conditions faced by more than 31 million children throughout the United States. Using the latest data from the American Community Survey, NCCP researchers found that while the total number of children in the U.S. has remained about the same since 2008, more children today are likely to live in families barely able to afford their most basic needs. "These data challenge the prevailing beliefs that many still hold about what poverty looks like and which children in this country are most likely to be at risk," said Renée Wilson-Simmons, Dr PH, NCCP director. "The fact is, despite the significant gains we've made in expanding nutrition and health insurance programs to reach the children most in need, millions of children are living in families still struggling to make ends meet in our low-growth, low-wage economy." According to NCCP researchers, the number of poor children in the U.S. grew by 18 percent from 2008 to 2014 (the latest available data), and the number of children living in low-income households grew by 10 percent. NCCP defines a low-income household as one where incomes fall below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Threshold (e.g., $48,016 for a family of four with two children in 2014). A family is considered poor if its earnings are below 100 percent of the poverty threshold (e.g., $24,008 for a family of four with two children in 2014).

This is just insane; and the question in my mind is, what, as a society, are we going to do about it?!?

I don't think that knocking their parents off of welfare, and adding more stress to these kids' lives, is the real answer here.

Apr 01 09:18

Not April Fools: CIA Admittedly Leaves C-4 Explosives on School Bus Transporting Kids

By Andrew Emett

Infamous for committing torture, orchestrating political assassinations, and overthrowing governments, the CIA recently admitted leaving C-4 on a school bus transporting elementary and high school students before the explosive material was eventually discovered by a technician conducting vehicle maintenance...

Apr 01 09:03

‘Please Don’t Shoot Me,’ Unarmed Man Begs — Before Being Shot Dead by Arizona Police: Report

A police report indicates that an unarmed young father of two begged for his life before being shot dead by a police officer in Mesa, Arizona. His distraught widow is now fighting to ensure that the officer responsible ends up behind bars.

According to KTAR radio in Phoenix, the newly-released police report indicates that Shaver told officers “please don’t shoot me,” shortly before he was indeed shot five times and killed.

Apr 01 09:01

New Mexico Bans Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Psych meds for kids at gunpoint will no longer be tolerated, at least in one state. A powerful new law to protect children from coercive psychiatric screening and drugging was approved last year by the state of New Mexico. And now, advocates hope to provide similar protections for kids, families and parental rights across the remaining 49 states. As Big Pharma and the Obama administration push hard to unconstitutionally expand mandatory “mental health” screening, tracking, and treatment for children nationwide, health-freedom supporters say state laws such as New Mexico's could offer much-needed protection in the years ahead. And progress is already being made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BRAVO, New Mexico: well done!!

Now, if we can just get the other 49 states to join this movement...

Apr 01 08:56

Clinton Aides Pick Lawyer More Corrupt Than Them.

Beth Wilkinson, a well-connected former assistant U.S. attorney best known for prosecuting Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, is listed as representing three of Clinton’s top State Department staffers, according to a congressional letter obtained by POLITICO and dated Feb. 10. A fourth Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, is also represented by Wilkinson, according to sources familiar with their representation.

The united front suggests they plan to tell investigators the same story — although legal experts say the joint strategy presents its own risks, should the interests of the four aides begin to diverge as the probe moves ahead.

Apr 01 08:50

Texas Forced This Woman to Deliver a Stillborn Baby

Daniel and Taylor Mahaffey were 20 weeks pregnant and desperately wanted their child, but when doctors informed them a complication meant the fetus had no chance of survival, they just wanted their baby’s suffering to end. Yet because of their state’s “fetal pain” law, the married Texans say they were forced to endure a stillbirth and wait as their baby slowly died in utero.

Apr 01 08:47

Can a Dress Shirt Be Racist?

He noticed an odd pattern. In that first batch of 30, the shirts fit best on testers who were Caucasians. They seemed to fit worse, in a predictable way, on people who weren’t Caucasian. All subjects of one ancestry?—?Asian, say?—?seemed to require the same general alterations. Skerritt noted the anomaly and added a question on what he called “ethnicity”: Asian, Black, Caucasian, Hispanic, or “I’m not sure.” The question, Skerritt says, has proven invaluable to sizing his customers’ shirts.

There’s no denying the satisfaction of a smartly tailored shirt. But with this one question, the once mundane world of dress shirts is now dabbling in a kind of racial profiling. Are we ready to dredge up centuries of racial strife, simply for a perfect fit?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claiming this is racism or profiling is ridiculous. The customers aren't getting a traffic ticket; they are buying a shirt and they want it to be comfortable. This is a great idea. And while the politically correct morons will continue their liberal fantasy that humans are all identical bland cookie-cutter-shaped life forms, the reality is that we are all born different, and different lines of human evolution have produced noticeable differences in our body structure. These differences are neither good nor bad; they simple are reality. But reality is something the politically correct liberal seems to have difficulty dealing with!

Apr 01 08:27

TRUMP CAMP SPOTLIGHTS FIELDS' HISTORY OF 'BECOMING NEWS'

Donald Trump’s suggestion in an interview Wednesday that former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields pressed battery charges against his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, because “she likes it,” echoed his campaign’s initial suggestion that Fields had a history of such allegations against public figures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fields is a child of the 90s militant feminism, crying "assault" as a weapon against the "evil men."

Apr 01 08:12

Mailman Says Camera Footage Saved Him During Controversial NYPD Arrest.

The on-duty postal worker whose controversial arrest in Crown Heights was caught on video said his run-in with police two weeks ago could’ve been uglier had it not been recorded.

Apr 01 08:11

This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.

Alexandra Elbakyan is a highbrow pirate in hiding.
The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is operating a searchable online database of nearly 50 million stolen scholarly journal articles, shattering the $10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers.

Apr 01 08:06

$2.13 an hour for dish-washing? Servers sue over side work

Ask any restaurant server or bartender about side work and you are liable to get an earful. Sweeping floors, washing dishes, making salad? These are tasks that should pay minimum wage, but servers and bartenders routinely do them for as little as $2.13 per hour.

Apr 01 08:04

Saudi Arabia: Push for gays to be executed because social media is ‘making too many homosexuals’

A newspaper in Saudi Arabia has reported that prosecutors in the country are pushing to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality – because social media is turning people gay.

Apr 01 07:11

HORRIFIC BODY CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS COP GUN DOWN FELLOW OFFICER DURING A $60 METH BUST

The city of Albuquerque has paid out a settlement in the amount of $6.5 million this week, to one of their own officers who was repeatedly shot by a fellow cop.

Apr 01 03:03

WTF? CIA Leaves Explosive Material on a School Bus

The bus shuttled students to and from school for two days with the explosive material under the hood, making eight runs totaling 145 miles and carrying 26 students attending Rock Ridge High School, Buffalo Trail Elementary School and Pinebrook Elementary School.

The bus was taken to a school system facility on Wednesday for routine maintenance. Byard said the county’s buses are regularly taken off-line to check their spark plugs, hoses and to rotate tires. It was during a routine inspection that a technician discovered the explosive material.

Apr 01 03:02

WTF? CIA Leaves Explosive Material on a School Bus

The bus shuttled students to and from school for two days with the explosive material under the hood, making eight runs totaling 145 miles and carrying 26 students attending Rock Ridge High School, Buffalo Trail Elementary School and Pinebrook Elementary School.

The bus was taken to a school system facility on Wednesday for routine maintenance. Byard said the county’s buses are regularly taken off-line to check their spark plugs, hoses and to rotate tires. It was during a routine inspection that a technician discovered the explosive material.

Mar 31 18:43

Ted Cruz’s Distortions

Ted Cruz keeps saying he wants to unite the Republican Party’s factions to defeat Donald Trump. But you wouldn’t know it from his campaign in Wisconsin, where his Super Pac is aiming its fire at John Kasich.

Exhibit A is the false ad that the Super Pac Trusted Leadership is running nonstop in Wisconsin that accuses Mr. Kasich of being funded by liberal baron George Soros. “Millionaires working side by side with George Soros are bankrolling [Kasich’s] super PAC,” the ad says as the text “Hundreds of thousands of dollars from George Soros” flashes on the screen.

This claim is as dishonest as Mr. Trump’s charge that the Texas Senator is owned by Goldman Sachs because his wife worked for the New York bank. Mr. Soros hasn’t donated a penny to the Kasich campaign.

(*WSJ doing a little tidying up around the perimeter here . Not 'Our' George Soros , or Goldman Sachs .)

Mar 31 18:39

The Wounded Phoenix of Palmyra

As DGAM explains to visitors, while ISIS terrorists target treasures and encourage looting and illicit trafficking to fund their operations, claiming that they consider that statues are idols against their ideologies and, consequently, they do not trade with them. But part of the reality is that ISIS could not find many of the artifacts given that DGAM with the help of the local population had already evacuated them.

Mar 31 18:19

Fed Pulls Overseers From MetLife in Wake of Ruling

Administration officials weigh an appeal, while AIG and Prudential Financial discuss whether to seek to remove themselves from federal oversight

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve removed its supervisors from MetLife Inc. offices after a judge rescinded federal oversight of the insurer the day before, leaving the Obama administration scrambling to salvage one of its key postcrisis accomplishments.

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Mar 31 16:46

New sex scandal to rock 2016 election: Which one of these candidates paid for a high dollar escort?

The 2016 presidential race keeps heating up, and we don’t mean in the typical fashion.

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Mar 31 15:26

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Republican Leadership After Dumping Loyalty Pledge

Did Trump just walk in and lay down the terms of unconditional surrender?

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Mar 31 15:04

Prisoners of War

The Continental Congress ultimately accepted responsibility for the administration of prisoners of war, but gave broad authority on the matter to the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington.

Washington took an active role in the prisoner situation and was a constant advocate for the fair treatment of prisoners.

With few facilities to accommodate large numbers of prisoners, both the Americans and the British participated in prisoner exchange. Though Washington was actively involved in these matters, he appointed commissaries to handle the day-to-day details.

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Mar 31 14:53

‘What If He Shot My Daughter?’ NYPD Officer To Explain Why He Shot ‘Friendly’ Pit Bull

A police officer will be made to explain himself after shooting a pit bull in the hallway of a Bronx apartment building. The friendly pooch had been wagging his tail when he was killed at point-blank range, according to his owner.

Mar 31 13:18

What if the FBI Is Onto Hillary Clinton?

What if Hillary Clinton is in legal hot water and she knows it but won’t admit it? What if she has decided to go on the offensive and make her case that she did nothing unlawful with her emails that contained state secrets?

What if the essence of her defense is that other secretaries of state used non-secure email devices and thus it was lawful for her to do so, as well as the point that none of her emails was “marked classified” at the time she sent or received them? What if these defenses do not hold up to even cursory examination?

Mar 31 13:12

Arizona Cop Faces Murder Charges After Shooting Man Who Begged For His Life

Police in Mesa, Arizona have published a report about a January shooting in which one of their own shot and killed an unarmed Texas man who begged to be spared. The officer involved has been fired and charged with second-degree murder.

Mar 31 12:47

Pentagon Warns of Killer Robot Threat (From Other Countries Of Course)

By Nicholas West

As the global drone arms race proceeds, we are now reaching the threshold where the competition to acquire drones is about to transform into who has the most, who has the most lethal, and who can properly incorporate autonomous functions to build the next generation of robotic warfare and dominate the planet.

As an indication of how close we are to runaway drone wars, one only has to observe the mainstream press treatment that the Pentagon has been receiving lately. The Washington Post has been leading the way as the platform for the Pentagon’s new round of “revelations” about their own capabilities and what they expect the future battlefield could look like if enemy threats aren’t fully addressed...

Mar 31 12:46

What Drives US Policy Toward Israel?

In early March Professor Richard Falk, former United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, wrote an essay explaining that American foreign policy generated by Democratic Party presidents has been much to blame for the disastrous fate of the Palestinians. The Democrats have allowed themselves to be suborned by Zionist special interests for reasons we will explore below. It is Democratic officials who also verbally attack any American who stands up for the rights of Palestinians, and do so, if anything, more strongly than their Republican competitors.

Mar 31 12:44

The Foreign Policy Establishment Strikes Back at Obama

The most fascinating aspect of President Barack Obama’s unusual interview with The Atlantic was his liberation from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Now the establishment is striking back. The president of the Council of Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, led the charge with the startling observation that Obama’s refusal to use force in Syria was comparable to President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Note: Yep, the ILLEGAL Iraq invasion was great. Over a million dead Iraqis!

Mar 31 10:45

Dr.Wakefield Breaks silence on Vaxxed

Mar 31 10:37

2016 interview with Socrates: I was Athens’ ‘wacky conspiracy theorist’ for honoring my military/citizen Oath: are people today to live as educated humans, or remain obedient sheeple? (3 of ?)

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

The truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry. ~ quote from The Big Short

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Carl: Soc! Back so soon?

Socrates: (cocks his head) Well, talking is pretty much all I’ve got. (smiles)

C: So, you were the “wacky conspiracy theorist” of your day? And this is related to your honoring your Oath that all men take in military training to serve as citizens? That’s what you said you’d like to discuss.

S: Yes. Let’s put today’s conversation in context: our first conversation was to present Americans today with history to consider Earth’s ongoing criminal empires. Our second was connections of the US to the Athenian Empire that destroyed itself through hubris and 27 years of civil war. Now, I’d like us to consider that who you uphold as your brightest historical humans were often highly disrespected in their own time.

In fact, “wacky conspiracy theorist” is perhaps the best label to describe us.

Mar 31 10:07

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Obama to Decide on Increasing Troops in Iraq ‘Soon’

Last week, Dunford confirmed that multiple proposals had been sent to President Obama, and suggested that the only real question was how many more troops will be sent to Iraq. Nominally, Dunford claimed 3,800 troops in Iraq now.

But that’s just the “official” Pentagon count, which doesn’t cover those the Pentagon classifies as “temporary.” Pentagon officials have conceded in recent weeks that the number of actual ground troops in Iraq is closer to 5,000.

Maintaining the 3,800 facade seems to be based on the diplomatic deal with Iraq, which officially only allows the US a maximum of 3,870 ground troops in Iraqi territory at any given time. The US has far exceeded that figure for months, however, and seems set to just keep escalating its ground presence without negotiating a new deal with Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we go with "Iraq 3.0 - the Golden Cut!" Oh, yes, absolutely, yet ANOTHER invasion of Iraq will make things much better this time!!

You will forgive my sarcasm here, but there is absolutely no military metric by which one can claim a US "victory" in Iraq, unless you include, and wanted to see the following outcomes:

1. Regime change
2. The "Debaathifcation" of Iraq, leading to civil war between Sunni and Shiite fighters
3. The complete destruction of Iraqi infrastructure
4. The poisoning of the Iraqi people through the use of depleted uranium weapons, the results of which have been so horrific as to cause cancers to spike, and birth defects to soar.
5. The installation of an Iraqi government so crooked, and careless about the future of their own people that they have to,, collectively, screw their socks on in the morning.

But at the end of the day, this is all about controlling the oilfields, and the money with which that oil is sold.

Let's be clear on that.

And every American military personnel who gets killed or maimed for life in this coming meat-grinder, will not have sacrificed themselves for glory, honor, or preserving " the American way of life"; they will have sacrificed themselves, ultimately, for corporate profit, and to expropriate resources to which either American, or multi-national corporations,which own the US government, have absolutely no moral right.

Mar 31 09:47

Poison Profits

The one-bedroom apartment in a 1935 six-story building in the Fordham neighborhood in the Bronx wasn’t exactly Zaimah Abdul-Majeed’s dream home. It was small for a family of four, but the rent was reasonable, just $1,050 a month, and the walls looked clean with a fresh coat of white paint.

In December 2011, just two months after she and her husband moved in with their 1-year-old twins, Abdul-Majeed got a call from her pediatrician’s office. The level of lead in her daughter Zoe’s blood was alarmingly high at 21 micrograms per deciliter — an amount four times the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention threshold of 5 micrograms per deciliter. The pediatrician and a nurse explained that at that level, Zoe was at risk for learning disabilities, lower intelligence and behavioral disorders.

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Why in the name of heaven is lead paint still allowed to be used?!?

It's a poison, and should never be a component in paint sold in the stores to begin with!!

Mar 31 09:39

D.C. Madam’s Lawyer Confirms He Has Phone Records That Could Impact Election

he case of the “D.C. Madam” was, as Rachel Maddow reminded viewers last night, “explosive.” A woman named Deborah Palfrey was accused of operating an illegal escorting empire in the nation’s capitol, and though she insisted everything she did was legal and by the books, she couldn’t prove it because she never kept names or records of her clients. All she had was phone records and those that were released made for good news fodder but couldn’t save her from a possible prison sentence of over 50 years. She killed herself in 2008.

But there are some records that weren’t released. A court order has barred Palfrey’s former lawyer and the current custodian of the records, Montgomery Blair Sibley, from releasing those mysterious records, but Sibley has been hinting lately that he just might defy the gag order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, Deborah Palfrey did not commit suicide; as a "live liability" to the elite of DC, she was assassinated in a way which made it look as though she had committed suicide.

I do hope Mr. Sibley is wearing his Kevlar undies; not planning to fly in small aircraft, and doesn't "get depressed" anytime soon; because whatever this "bombshell" is, it could very much color the outcome of the coming 2016 election.

Given the timing of this threat by Mr. Sibley, coupled with the information revealed in the Enquirer story, there is only one logical conclusion to which one can arrive.

Mar 31 09:26

SECOND SYRIA FAIL: U.S. STATE DEPT SPOKESMAN CAN'T ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT ISIS VS. ASSAD IN PALMYRA

Shortly after a video emerged showing the Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah al-Mouallimi failing miserably in an effort to justify his nation’s call for elections in Syria while simultaneously refusing to agree to elections in Saudi Arabia, a new contender for “worst defense of your nation in an interview” emerged. This time, the miserable fail comes from the United States and State Department Spokesman Mark Toner.

In another example of what happens when a Western, GCC, or Israeli political figure is simply asked a real question and even timidly held to the fire, Toner was asked whether or not the recent victory of the Syrian Army over ISIS in Palmyra was a positive development. In fact, the question was direct; did he prefer ISIS or Assad control Palmyra? Such a question would provoke an easy answer on the side of Assad from any reasonable person. But Toner does not represent a reasonable person or a reasonable government. He represents the U.S. State Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ISIS, a.k.a. Daesh, was created, funded, and trained by various US assets, to destabilize the Al-Assad government, and generate regime change which, thanks to Russian military help, it has so far been unable to do.

That is the reality, folks, and your tax dollars at work; the US government supports terrorists when it is convenient to them to do so, period, end of discussion.

Mar 31 09:18

BREAKING: EXPLOSIONS REPORTED AT SWEDEN’S SECOND LARGEST AIRPORT

The airport, located outside Gothenburg, received a bomb threat on Thursday morning. As a result, police were placed in high visibility areas, police spokesperson Peter Adlersson told Expressen.

A couple of "suspicious" plastic bags were later found in the domestic hall. The hall was subsequently cordoned off, Adlersson said.

"We have found a suspicious object at Landvetter and received a direct threat to our airport...right now it's a police operation and all other information is through the police," said Swedavia press officer Charlotte Periasamy.

Earlier reports on social media stated that an explosion had occurred at the airport.

However, according to Forex Live, it seems the reported blast was a controlled explosion of the two suspicious bags, conducted by authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Forex Live report is true, and security was able to do controlled demolition on these bombs, it appears that Europe dodged another bullet, and that security at this airport got people safely evacuated.

I am seeing no reports of deaths or wounded peopled, so hopefully, this is the case.

Also, no group has yet taken responsibility for this attempted bombing.

Mar 31 08:47

RED ALERT: Cheney warns of another 9/11 style attack as Dow soars above 17,746

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who many believe had insider knowledge of, or even involvement with, the September 11, 2001 attacks, went on CNN Thursday to talk about his book titled “Exceptional — Why the World Needs a Powerful America,” co-a

Mar 31 08:34

Targeting America: The FBI, COINTELPRO, and Project Pedophile

In today’s COINTEL Program, one of the FBI’s favorite soft kill tactics is to label targeted individuals as pedophiles, rapists, sexual deviants or "mentally unstable" in order to isolate and destroy them

Mar 31 08:22

An age of deception and fraud

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. – Joseph Geobbels, Hitler’s Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

Mar 31 08:10

‘Lock Them Up’: Store Detectives Claim CVS Racially Profiled Shoplifters

CVS Pharmacy is facing lawsuits from a couple of former employees in New York City who claim their supervisors instructed them to target blacks and Hispanics when looking for shoplifters. Similar claims were made in a 2015 class action suit.

Mar 31 08:06

IS GLOBAL CLIMATE POLICY ACTUALLY ABOUT GLOBAL INCOME REDISTRIBUTION AND ENRICHING CRONY RULERS AROUND THE WORLD?

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.” The plan is to allow Third World countries to emit as much carbon dioxide as they wish — because, as Edenhofer said, “in order to get rich one has to burn coal, oil or gas” — while at the same time restricting emissions in advanced nations. This will, of course, choke economic growth in developed nations, but they deserve that fate as they “have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community,” he said. The fanaticism runs so deep that one professor has even suggested that we need to plunge ourselves into a depression to fight global warming.

Mar 31 07:51

Anti-vaxxer arrested despite FDA’s release of document proving vaccines are linked to autism

According to a report, there is now solid proof showing vaccines containing aluminum are in fact linked to autism.

The empirical evidence, posted on the Food & Drug Administration’s official website comes via Natural News:

Mar 31 07:16

The occupation of the American mind, documented

This documentary film aims to explain why United States media, in contrast to most of the world’s, omit the Palestinian story, and thus why US public opinion favors Israel so markedly.

Mar 31 07:01

Ronnie Corbett: Four candles tribute

Fans of Ronnie Corbett have been remembering the comedian with one of his best-known sketches after the news of his death.

Arguably one of the most famous created by the Two Ronnies was the mix-up between "fork handles" and "four candles".

People have been using the hashtags #fourcandles and #forkhandles as a tribute and images likes these have been shared online.

Mar 31 06:54

The 6 Biggest Lies Used To Start Horrifying Wars

War is terrible. We're pretty sure we're not the first people in history to voice that opinion. However, you get the sense that it's at least waged over important things: territorial disputes, national security, assassinations, which starter Pokemon is best -- big, big stuff. But, wars are sometimes started by nothing much at all -- just a little lie, and then ...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All wars are started with some kind of lie or deception played on the people by their own rulers. Saddam's nuclear weapons is a recent example.

Keep this in mind in the coming weeks as the US tries to trick you into sending your kids to invade Syria (or anywhere else).

Mar 30 20:11

What motivates US policy toward Israel?  An Analysis  by Lawrence Davidson

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy tells us that “American liberals should know … that they are supporting the first sign of fascism in Israel. I don't call it yet fascism, but [the] first signs [are] very clear. … And America keeps financing it. This should be known and should be recognized by any American, mainly the liberals, who care where their taxpayer money goes, and so much of it.

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Mar 30 17:48

Company Fined $10 Million For Using Nerve Agent And Poisoning US Family

The Justice Department has fined Terminix $10 million after the pest control company illegally used a nerve agent that sickened a Delaware family vacationing on the US Virgin Islands.

“Terminix companies knowingly failed to properly manage their pest control operations in the US Virgin Islands, allowing pesticides containing methyl bromide to be applied illegally and exposing a family of four to profoundly debilitating injuries,” US Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden said in a statement Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

Mar 30 17:13

Russian soldier who called airstrike on himself while surrounded by ISIS is hero

I don’t know Aleksandr Prochorenko. I know nothing of his background or what his dreams and hopes were for the future. But I do know that he’s a hero who will never be forgotten, and that the cause for which he sacrificed his life is a righteous one.

It is a cause which Aleksandr Prochorenko shared with every other Russian servicemen on duty in Syria – along with the thousands of Syrian, Lebanese, Iranians, and Kurdish soldiers and volunteers. Despite seeing comrades, friends and family members killed and butchered over the past five years, they continue to fight and to risk all.

Mar 30 16:44

What American Slave Henry Bibb told us in 1845 about the Brussels Bombing of 2016

*hyperlinks live at source*

Guest author Daniel "No Passport" Bruno reports from Buenos Aires. Daniel is from NYC, is an author, inventor, specialist in 9/11 studies, and the interview host at www.hpub.org

Published in 1849 and out of print for 160 years, The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave is among the most remarkable slave narratives. With the marvels of technology, you can listen to the entire audio book for free.

This Dickensian account of life as a quadroon house slave could be made into a movie.

Bibb was conceived in slave rape of the kind celebrated by the Rolling Stones in Brown Sugar. His father was Kentucky State Senator James Bibb. Part Thomas Payne, part Mark Twain, The Life and Adventures of an American Slave offers a glimpse into 1830s America. Its account of sexual relations, hypocrisy and the almighty dollar will resonate with modern readers. Even more astonishing is the correspondence between himself and his former owner.

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Mar 30 15:47

How I’m trying to help a desperate family member

Sam was constantly learning and creating; he was in to art, science, technology… a real Renaissance man.

Most of all, Sam was a person of rock-solid integrity. He stood up for his values, and the rest of us deeply respected him.

I’m really grateful to have had his mentorship for so long, and I know that I’m a better person as a result of his influence.

But starting around 15 years ago, Sam started to change.

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Mar 30 15:32

HIGHLIGHT: Arizona Election Fraud Hearing Stream Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton

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Mar 30 15:00

Donald Trump Nazi / KKK Connections Leaked

During his rant, Alex Jones -- nearly foaming at the mouth -- ripps-of his shirt. Watch until the end. He is just being facetious.

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Mar 30 14:13

What motivates US policy toward Israel?

Lawrence Davidson analyses the amorality and mercenary underpinning of US Democratic Party policy towards Israel, as exemplified by Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.

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Mar 30 14:02

JUDGE RULES INVESTIGATION INTO CLINTON EMAIL SERVER CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH GATHERING EVIDENCE AND SWORN TESTIMONY

A second federal judge has taken the rare step of allowing a group suing for records from Hillary Clinton's time as U.S. secretary of state to seek sworn testimony from officials, saying there was "evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith."

The language in Judge Royce Lamberth's order undercut the Democratic presidential contender's assertion she was allowed to set up a private email server in her home for her work as the country's top diplomat and that the arrangement was not particularly unusual.

He described Clinton's email arrangement as "extraordinary" in his order filed on Tuesday in federal district court in Washington.

Referring to the State Department, Clinton and Clinton's aides, he said there had been "constantly shifting admissions by the Government and the former government officials."

Spokesmen for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Mar 30 11:58

Noose Tightens On Clinton As Second Federal Judge Grants Discovery In E-Mail Fiasco

In response to an FOIA request, conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch obtained documents which seem to show that Clinton was well aware her BlackBerry wasn’t secure from the very beginning of her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat. Correspondence between Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure Donald Reid, long-time Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and the NSA suggests the former First Lady had become “addicted” to her BlackBerry and essentially refused to use the secure desktop computer provided to her by security officials.

The e-mails published by Judicial Watch show Clinton and Mills went to great lengths to get around the ban on BlackBerry devices in Mahogany Row and the language in the correspondence clearly proves that the Secretary knew conducting State business from her unsecure phone was outside of the guidelines prescribed by the NSA. “These documents show that Hillary Clinton knew her BlackBerry wasn't secure,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.

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