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CURRENT EVENTS

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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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Mar 30 09:35

As Long as Hillary Clinton Risks FBI Indictment, Bernie Sanders Is the Real Front-Runner

The FBI’s refusal to release records in the probe speaks volumes, primarily because supporters of Hillary Clinton can’t imagine any wrongdoing, much less criminal indictments.

However, a refusal to release records pertaining to Clinton’s private server should concern the Clinton campaign, primarily because this is a criminal investigation. In terms of legal opinion stating that indictments are warranted, former attorney general Michael Mukasey explains why Clinton likely faces criminal indictments in a Wall Street Journal piece titled Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified:

Mar 30 09:25

Arizona Voter Fraud

The outraged voters in Arizona are just another example of the growing feelings of anger toward government. One citizen captured it best after yelling at the corrupt politicians who rigged the election to ensure Hillary would win. “The corruption has become so prevalent that you became comfortable, and you became so comfortable that you became lazy, and you became so lazy that you got caught. You (Purcell) are a snake in the grass and we see you!”

More than 100,000 signatures have been collected demanding a new election and a federal criminal investigation. They reduced the number of places people could vote by 70% to prevent the vote from coming out. On the Democratic side, we have the machine working hard to ensure Hillary is nominated. On the Republican side, they are doing everything to prevent Trump from being nominated.

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Mar 30 08:52

Police Chief: Bernie Is the First Candidate to Ever Offer and Pay Police Overtime

When Presidential candidates come to town, local police departments spring into action to ensure not only that candidate’s safety, but the safety of the public and everyone involved. Substantial time and resources are spent planning and executing such events, which if not reimbursed by the campaigns, must be covered by local taxpayers.

Mar 30 08:51

Bag Filled With Voter Registration Forms, Personal Info Found Abandoned In East Bay Park

A Concord man says he found a bag filled with voter registration forms containing the personal information of two dozen residents while walking his dog near the Pleasant Hill BART station.
Easter Sunday morning, Bob Ericson of Concord was walking his dog on the Iron Horse trail near the BART station when he spotted the bag stuffed full of stacks of paperwork.

Mar 30 08:50

Bolivia declares Israel a 'terrorist state' (8/1/14)

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a "terrorist state," Wednesday, because of the ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli citizens will now be required to obtain a visa before traveling to Bolivia.

Mar 30 08:35

Auschwitz survivor urges accused to ‘tell the truth’ in likely final Nazi trials

“There has to be justice’
Note: Indeed, "tell the truth" tell us about the swimming pool, the orchestra, the soccer field, the Auschwitz money for inmates, the plays at the theater. Tell it all brother!

Mar 30 08:32

Barack Obama: 'drug addiction is a health problem, not a criminal problem'

Barack Obama committed Tuesday to take on America’s growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic by devoting resources to prevention and treatment, rather than to the “war on drugs” policies of the last few decades.

Mar 30 08:31

It’s Dash: US bank stops man’s payment as dog’s name resembles Daesh

A?US bank blocked a man’s online payment to his dog walker because his service dog’s name sounded like a dreaded terror network.
Bruce Francis, 55, from San Francisco, was transferring $374 from his account to his dog walker and wrote his dog’s name ‘Dash’ in the memo line, as he has done every month for the past couple of years.

Mar 30 08:30

Israel - Map Censorship

"Information Clearing House" - What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

Mar 30 08:28

Wow! Minneapolis Fed commits to END “Too Big to Fail” Banks

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Fed link; their call to end TBTF:

Seven years after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, the biggest banks are still too big to fail (TBTF). Without action, they continue to pose a serious, ongoing risk to our nation’s economy. It’s time to seriously consider bold and transformational solutions to address TBTF once and for all. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is launching a major initiative to develop a plan to end TBTF and prevent similar economic devastation from hurting the American people.

My response sent this morning:

Dear Fed member,

Thank you for your call to end TBTF. This is my March 2016 article, amended/revised from my 2015 Claremont Colleges paper delivered at their international “Seizing an Alternative” conference. Both of the above linked articles contain short illustrative videos.

Care to communicate your best shot to help? Go here.

Mar 30 08:19

The only difference between a Christian gunman and a Muslim terrorist is racism

Once we learned that Dawson wasn’t Muslim, reporters went out of their way to calm the American public. There was still almost no other information about the case, the suspect, or his motivations. “Don’t worry,” one outlet after another told us, “it’s not terrorism.”

Mar 30 08:03

States moving to GPS-based weight and distance tax

As vehicles continue to get more fuel efficient, state and federal governments are looking at alternative funding mechanisms to shore up their fuel tax revenues. The Congressional Budget Office, for instance, recently proposed that Congress pass legislation that would charge drivers a tax for every mile they drive. Some states are not waiting on a federal solution. Oregon and California have already taken actions to tax motorists based on the type of vehicle, weight and distance they travel on state roads.

Mar 30 07:57

Hundreds of thousands of leaked emails reveal massively widespread corruption in global oil industry

A massive leak of confidential documents has for the first time exposed the true extent of corruption within the oil industry, implicating dozens of leading companies, bureaucrats and politicians in a sophisticated global web of bribery and graft.

Mar 30 07:55

The University of California has been admitting thousands of students from out-of-state with lower grades and test scores than state residents as a way to raise cash, a state audit released Tuesday reveals

The University of California has been admitting thousands of students from out of state with lower grades and test scores than state residents as a way to raise cash, a state audit released Tuesday reveals.

Mar 30 07:20

President Trump? Who’s Who in Trump’s Foreign Policy Inner Circle? US War Machine Rolls On

First up for scrutiny is Walid Phares, perhaps the most well known of Trump’s foreign policy team. Phares is a regular commentator on FOX News where he generally espouses more or less the same policies as any typical Washington neoconservative. Indeed, his pedigree and history place him squarely in the aggressive neocon camp, including as one of the main advisers (along with notable neocons Robert Kagan, Eliot Cohen, Eric Edelman, et al) to Mitt Romney in his failed 2012 presidential campaign.

Phares spent a decade as a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a well known neoconservative think tank long since understood as pro-Israel, and widely regarded as part of the influential Israel Lobby. In fact, FDD president and founder Clifford May described the group’s mission as being “to enhance Israel’s image in North America and the public’s understanding of issues affecting Israeli-Arab relations.”

To that end, Phares has long-standing ties, both professionally and ideologically, with Israel and the hardliner policies of Tel Aviv.

Mar 30 06:56

Manipulating Trump Voters Will Backfire

Chicago was the optimum place to mobilize demonstrators since local left-wing activists had been repeatedly taking to the streets to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the shooting of Laquan McDonald.

It turns out that MoveOn.org provided financing for signs and banners, and used its email lists to urge members in the Chicago area to come and join the protest. MoveOn.org activists that showed up were told to blend in with the crowd.

Roughly one hundred of them were able to obtain wristbands that would gain them entry into the building where the Trump rally was to be held.

The plan was to wait until Trump came to the podium and then all the protesters would simultaneously begin disruptive activities.

MoveOn.org is a creature and creation of the far left that has been a functionary for pushing the most extreme policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party.

It was founded with cash assistance from left-wing billionaire and globalist agitator George Soros.

Mar 29 21:56

Ayesha Gaddafi as a new leader of resistance against NATO and the Libyan terrorists

She is back! The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi will lead the resistance against NATO and the other Libyan terrorists. Ayesha stated that she is now the leader of the resistance and she is about to create a new secret government.

Mar 29 20:50

Zionists "Aiding" Palestine for "Peace": A Canadian Story !!

This is the story of my friend in short without giving much details but what I want to tell you is not to allow the Zionist to fool you and use you as they did to my friend and many other Palestinian activists.

Mar 29 20:38

What it really means to be a friend of Israel

As La Clinton and others perform their obscene ritual acts of obeisance let us ponder what being a Friend of Israel really entails. It means aligning yourself with the vilest villainy. It means embracing the terror and ethnic cleansing on which the state of Israel was built.

Mar 29 19:49

Planned Soros sponsored disruptions of elections

A ship of fools setting sail on a collision course can only result in the sinking of the election process. Civil disobedience is a valid tactic to confront abusive power.

Mar 29 19:33

New bill introduced to Congress strips policing powers away from BLM and Forest Service, shifts them to Sheriffs

A new bill introduced to Congress on Mar. 16, by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, will strip authoritative policing powers from the Bureau of Land Management along with the U.S. Forest Service and hand the powers over to local Sheriffs as was originally intended

Mar 29 19:21

Trump Hires Former Gazprom Consultant as Foreign Policy Adviser

The leading candidate for US president from Republican party, Donald Trump hired investment banker Carter Page, who worked with investments in the oil and gas industry, as his foreign policy adviser. Before he created his own investment fund Global Energy Capital, Page worked at Merrill Lynch, was a consultant of the Russian state monopolist "Gazprom" and spent three years in Moscow.

On the pages of Global Policy Paige fumed about the "false philosophy and draconian tactics" of NATO, explained the actions of the authorities of Russia, Iran and China as a "response" to the "humiliating treatment" by the United States and accused the West of creating "economic disaster in Russia and Ukraine", stated that the revolution in Kiev was staged by Victoria Nuland, and so on in the same spirit.

Mar 29 18:12

2 men take US gov’t ocean science buoy, now want to “sell” it back for $13,000

According to a lawsuit filed last week by federal prosecutors in California, two commercial fishermen are essentially hostage-takers, as they recovered a loose United States Geological Survey buoy in January 2016 and are now demanding money for its return.

Mar 29 18:10

The idea that Bernie Sanders has been too negative to debate Hillary Clinton is ridiculous

Asked about the possibility of a New York debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the Empire State primary on April 19, Clinton pollsterJoel Benenson said this on CNN Monday:

Senator Sanders doesn't get to decide when we debate, particularly when he's running a negative campaign. Let's see if he goes back to the kind of tone he said he was going to set early on. If he does that, then we'll talk about debates.

Mar 29 17:06

11-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Lemonade Stand Into Million Dollar Deal With Whole Foods

An 11-year-old girl recently landed a million dollar deal with Whole Foods for her family’s lemonade recipe. The young girl Mikaila began her business by adopting her family’s lemonade recipe for a lemonade stand, and eventually was able to expand her small operation into a legitimate product.

Mar 29 17:04

2016 interview with Martin King: Justice demands peace, ending poverty, arrests for my assassination by US government

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“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin King, 1964

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrpqnZYAB6w

Carl: Martin! It’s an honor! (bro hug)

Martin: Thank you. It’s my honor to connect with Brothers and Sisters in serving justice!

C: What would you like to discuss?

M: Principally, the greatest message Americans can hear today: standing for justice. Americans live in a world dominated by their own government’s wars. There is no justice greater than defending our brothers and sisters from death at the hands of military might. Closely connected is the inactivity of those engaged in war to end poverty. When it is the poor people working hardest to help themselves, there is no evil greater than blocking their progress.

Mar 29 16:54

Surviving on the Battlefield in the Information War

By Tony Cartalucci

There is undoubtedly an information war raging. There are intentional liars, people who witlessly repeat these lies, poor research, and opinions spun to look as if it is research. To sort the ever increasing amount of information from disinformation, there are a few simple methods people can use...

Mar 29 16:44

Terminally ill mother tearfully thanks Trump live in Wisconsin rally for his fight and bravery

A terminally ill former Miss Wisconsin (2005) pageant winner thanked Donald Trump in a tearful message at his Janesville town hall tonight.

Miss Wisconsin 2005 says Donald Trump gave her money at pageant that she'll use to pay for her Mexican American son to go to college.

Trump left the platform and hugged the woman, and not a dry eye was in the audience of tough bikers.

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Mar 29 14:40

United Airlines Pilot Charged With Running Brothel Ring Appears In Court, Faces 20 Years

A United Airlines pilot has made his first appearance in court. He is accused of running a network of brothels in Houston, Texas. If found guilty, he could spend up to 20 years behind bars.

Bruce Wayne Wallis, 51, made no comment to journalists during the hearing.

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Mar 29 14:04

New bill introduced to Congress strips policing powers away from BLM and Forest Service, shifts them to Sheriffs

A new bill introduced to Congress on Mar. 16, by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, will strip authoritative policing powers from the Bureau of Land Management along with the U.S. Forest Service and hand the powers over to local Sheriffs as was originally intended.

The bill, titled “H.R.4751 – Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act of 2016,” was introduced following numerous reports of gross negligence on the part of the BLM and other agencies, leading up to the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, which ended with the death of rancher LaVoy Finicum and the arrest of other ‘conspirators.’

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Mar 29 13:16

Ted Cruz And The Cuban Mistress Crisis

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Mar 29 12:51

What it really means to be a friend of Israel

Stuart Littlewood looks beyond Zionist propaganda, such as The Israel Project, to explore what it really means to be a “Friend of Israel”, as are hundreds of stooges and pimps among Europe’s and the US’s political elites.

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Mar 29 12:17

NSA DIRECTOR MADE SECRET VISIT TO ISRAEL LAST WEEK

The head of the United States’ largest intelligence agency secretly visited Israel last week, reportedly in order to explore forging closer ties between American and Israeli cyber intelligence experts. Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz said on Sunday that Admiral Michael Rogers, who directs the United States National Security Agency (NSA), was secretly in Israel last week. The NSA is America’s signals intelligence (SIGINT) agency, which is responsible for electronic collection, as well as protecting US government information and communication systems from foreign penetration and sabotage.

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Mar 29 11:36

Hillary’s Latest Bow to AIPAC

Mrs. Clinton’s speech was newsworthy for its moral obtuseness and the way in which it promised unilateral White House belligerence should she become president. A reader would never know that her condemnation of Palestinian terrorism omitted any reference to the fact that Israel is the occupier of what is left of Palestinian lands, colonizing them, seizing their water and land, brutalizing the natives and continuing the selective blockade of Gaza, the world’s largest Gulag ever since Israel closed its last colony there in 2005.

Mar 29 10:38

The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

The CIA released a copy of the NIE in 2004 in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, but redacted virtually all of it, citing a threat to national security. Then last year, John Greenewald, who operates The Black Vault, a clearinghouse for declassified government documents, asked the CIA to take another look at the October 2002 NIE to determine whether any additional portions of it could be declassified.

The agency responded to Greenewald this past January and provided him with a new version of the NIE, which he shared exclusively with VICE News, that restores the majority of the prewar Iraq intelligence that has eluded historians, journalists, and war critics for more than a decade. (Some previously redacted portions of the NIE had previously been disclosed in congressional reports.)

‘The fact that the NIE concluded that there was no operational tie between Saddam and al Qaeda did not offset this alarming assessment.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government lied to sell the American people an horrific, costly war which accomplished the following:

1. Destruction of the entire infrastructure of the country.
2. The deaths of thousands of Iraqis, by direct bombings and assassinations, as well as by the US military's use of depleted uranium, which caused horrific birth defects in the children of women who were exposed.
3. Civil war between the Shiites and Sunnis.
4. The arrival of ISIS and Al Qaeda, adding to new levels of instability.
5. The establishment of a vilely corrupt Iraqi government.
6. Slamming the US government with more unpayable debt.

Please read this document, and the next time you find you and your brother and sister Americans being "groomed" for another war, ask yourselves the question: what is in this war for We the People?!?

The honest answer will be, absolutely nothing.

Because these wars, be it Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, are always about expropriating resources for American or multi-national corporations to which the US government has absolutely no moral right, and enriching the coffers of major corporations through the pursuit of these wars.

And those Americans who died, or were maimed for life in these wars are simply collateral damage ultimately for corporate pursuit of private profit.

I am sorry, but I must be brutally honest here.

And yes, and I know that the loss of a Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter,friend, or other family member through war is an horrific tragedy, and something one never really gets over.

But this is why we need to make politicians accountable to We the People, so they do not race to war because it is a "convenient" way of resolving a geopolitical dispute.

And remember; unlike the President, Congressional representatives do not have to put their funds into a blind trust when they take the oath of office, and many of them have intense portfolio holdings in the military/industrial complex. So, if war "wins", they too "win" financially.

The American people need to take responsibility for NEVER allowing another Iraq war to happen, or any potential war based on a pack of lies. You can never, ever believe the government, because the government is only acting in its - and its corporate masters' - best interests, period, end of discussion.

Mar 29 10:37

LAPD warns citizens that police can’t protect them during an emergency

veiled threat and/or demand for more money?

Mar 29 09:57

Erdogan lashes out at foreign diplomat over 'behavior' at journalist trial

Turkish President Erdogan has 'warned' Britain's Consul-General after he attended the closed-door trial of two Turkish journalists. Erdogan implied that foreign diplomats were only tolerated in Turkey at his discretion.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned British Consul-General Leigh Turner over his attendance of the espionage trial of two journalists, at which Turner also took a picture of himself with one of the two accused reporters.

"The consul general of a certain country went to the trial of a journalist charged with espionage, to support him. Moreover he gets a picture taken cheek to cheek with the journalist and had it published," Erdogan told the state-run Anadolu news agency. He added that, in other countries, diplomats displaying such "behavior" would supposedly not be tolerated for a day.
"If this person can still continue service in Turkey, it's only because of our generosity and hospitality."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were it not for the horrific costs for the defendants if convicted (life in prison), this trial would be an absolute farce.

I can understand why NATO is distancing itself from Turkey right now, as it slides into the grip of fascism, paranoia, and dictatorship.

Mar 29 09:53

Communities, Not Crime: Attorney General Recommends Less Jail Time, More Community Service

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, two of the results of which have been overcrowded prisons and damaged communities. Now Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pushing courts to decriminalize petty crimes and assign community service.

Mar 29 09:25

Violence spills into Lebanon from Syria

Fighting between Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has spread from Syria into Lebanon's northern Bekaa Valley region, killing combatants on both sides, a security source and the state news agency say.

Eighteen Nusra Front members were killed and six were taken prisoner during the clashes, and 14 Islamic State members were also killed, the security source said after Monday's clashes.

Islamic State said in an online statement that it killed 17 members of Nusra Front.

The fighting began on Sunday near the Syrian town of Jrajeer in the Qalamoun mountains near the Syrian-Lebanese border, before spreading towards the Lebanese towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the source said.

Lebanon's National News Agency reported that Nusra Front had fought on Sunday to regain some positions it lost to Islamic State. In the fighting it said 10 Nusra Front fighters and eight Islamic State militants had died.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; just how soon, with the situation in Lebanon so militarily and financially degraded, will Israel believe it can invade and claim Lebanon's Litani River, which it has coveted for decades?!?

Only time will tell; however, this is a definite possibility right now, and I would not be surprised if such a strike happened soon.

Mar 29 09:22

7 million Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking, U.S. Geological Survey says

Earthquakes are a natural hazard — except when they're man-made. The oil and gas industry has aggressively adopted the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to shatter subsurface shale rock and liberate the oil and gas lurking there. But the process results in tremendous amounts of chemical-laden wastewater. Horizontal drilling for oil can also produce massive amount of natural, unwanted salt water. The industry disposes of this wastewater by pumping it into deep wells.

Mar 29 09:21

U$1bn poured so rapidly into Malaysian PM's personal bank accounts that it rang money-laundering alarms

So much money was pouring so rapidly into the Malaysian Prime Minister's personal bank accounts that it rang internal money-laundering alarms inside AmBank, a major Malaysian institution part-owned by Australia's ANZ.

Mar 29 08:40

Fitch lowers Chicago credit rating to 1 step above junk

Chicago's credit rating has been downgraded to one step above junk grade by Fitch Ratings after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reform plan for two city pensions.
Fitch lowered Chicago's rating from BBB+ to BBB- on Monday, increasing the cost of borrowing.

Fitch said it believes Thursday's ruling "was among the worst of the possible outcomes for the city's credit quality" and made clear the city's "responsibility to fund the promised pension benefits."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So if Chicago cannot honor its pension benefits at some point, what then?!?

What private lending agency in its collective right might will loan to a city this badly broke?!?

Or are we looking at another Federal bailout of some kind, when the Federal government is, itself, broke?!?

Mar 29 08:35

Gun Store Owner Refuses to Sell Weapon to Man Suspected of Planning Mass Shooting at Ohio University

A gun store owner is being credited with possibly stopping a mass shooting at Ohio University after he refused to sell a gun to a man who passed a background check, CNN reported on Sunday.

Mar 29 08:33

Harrisonburg, VA police refuse to release existing bodycam footage of fatal shooting, refuse third party investigation, citing "department preference."

A grieving father demanding Harrisonburg Police release body camera footage of his son's deadly shooting.

The standoff between Harrisonburg Police and Michael Pierce Jr was all captured on camera last fall. Pierce's father accuses HPD of withholding some of the video. HPD insists it's been as transparent as possible.

Mar 29 08:27

Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students?

The training was led by Joseph Buckley, the president of John E. Reid and Associates, which is based in Chicago. Like the adult version of the Reid Technique, the school version involves three basic parts: an investigative component, in which you gather evidence; a behavioral analysis, in which you interview a suspect to determine whether he or she is lying; and a nine-step interrogation, a nonviolent but psychologically rigorous process that is designed, according to Reid’s workbook, “to obtain an admission of guilt.” Most of the I.P.A. session, Schneider told me, focused on behavioral analysis. Buckley described to trainees how patterns of body language—including slumping, failing to look directly at the interviewer, offering “evasive” responses, and showing generally “guarded” behaviors—could supposedly reveal whether a suspect was lying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This interrogation of kids criminalises their behaviour, rather than look for the reasons the bad behaviour happened, and developing a practical plan, involving the kids' parents, from preventing it from happening again.

But this generates the kind of non-thinking, ever-compliant behavior corporations seem to want in what they would characterise as "model employees"...until those jobs can be outsourced/offshored, or those employees replaced by robots, if at all possible.

Were I a parent whose kid was in an educational institution which employed the "Reid Method", I would take that kid out of school, and either home school them, or put them into a private school so quickly that the principal's head would be turning around faster than that of Linda Blair in "The Exorcist"!!

Mar 29 08:11

SURVIVING ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE INFORMATION WAR

All protests, political movements, and armed struggles require immense amounts of resources to start, perpetuate, and most importantly to succeed. They also require leadership. If one finds themselves reading reports of events that do not mention funding or the names of specific leaders, either those reporting on the events don't have these facts and should make note that such information is both missing and essential to find, or misdirection and disinformation is at play.

Mar 29 08:01

Taking Selfies May Contribute to Premature Skin Aging

Last week, The Daily Mail featured a story about a 26-year-old blogger who takes 50 selfies a day for her blog and saw a dermatologist to find out whether the high-energy visible (HEV) light from her cellphone screen was causing her skin to age prematurely. The doctor, cosmetic dermatologist Simon Zokaie, believed that this was, in fact, the case. He said that the light from her phone was causing her skin to develop dark spots, and that a lot of the damage on her skin from the light was still lying dormant under her skin.

Mar 29 07:41

You can’t make it up. UN names democratic Israel as world’s top human rights violator

According to the United Nations, the most evil country in the world today is Israel.
Note: Absolutely totally correct!

Mar 29 07:34

Elton John Asked To Sign Israel Loyalty Pledge Before Show, Producer Says

The Interior Ministry asked the producer of Elton John’s upcoming concert in Israel to sign a declaration of loyalty on John’s behalf as a condition of his appearance here in May, concert producer Shuki Weiss has said. The Interior Ministry called Weiss’ statement “wacky and crazy” and “a blatant lie.”
Note: And we all know that Israel does not lie except always!

Mar 29 07:29

Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.

Mar 29 07:22

United Airlines pilot charged with running brothel ring appears in court, faces 20 years

A United Airlines pilot has made his first appearance in court. He is accused of running a network of brothels in Houston, Texas. If found guilty, he could spend up to 20 years behind bars.
Bruce Wayne Wallis, 51, made no comment to journalists during the hearing.

Last week, he was detained, but his lawyer says the case against his client is an exaggeration on a massive scale, according to local TV station KHOU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fly the friendly skies! :)

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