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CURRENT EVENTS

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Apr 07 10:31

U.S. – Iran Deal — A Battle Between Radical Zionist Crazies & More Cunning Radical Zionists!

The nuclear deal reached with Iran has been cause for celebration in the streets of Tehran, while Netanyahu was offered the platforms of three major U.S. news networks to decry the agreement. One would think that Iran was offered major concessions, special privileges, even exemptions from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that forms the basis of international law regarding nuclear weapons.

Apr 07 10:28

The SPLC, PayPal, and Tortious Interference

Dr. Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents Publishing declared on his website recently that his project is “under siege” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which—along with other leftist outfits—is putting pressure on PayPal and Amazon to cease permitting him to raise funds and sell books.

Dr. Johnson relays in his article that Heidi Beirich “has been writing letters to Amazon.com and PayPal to get them to stop doing business with Counter-Currents. The SPLC wants to put us out of business because they fear the ideas that we advocate.”

Apr 07 10:27

Washington, D.C., Including the White House, Hit by Power Outages: Reports

Several buildings in the Washington, D.C., area, including the White House and the State Department, were without power Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

Utility provider Pepco confirmed that there were calls of scattered outages for "unknown" reasons, CNBC reported. It said around 1 p.m. ET that it had recorded 79 active outages and 794 affected customers.

The State Department's daily briefing was cut short because of the blackout, while the U.S. Capitol complex was running on a backup generator, a congressional aide told CNBC.

Apr 07 10:20

20 Reasons I Will Not 'Stand With Rand'

Apr 07 10:08

Will Israel's New Advanced Submarines Carry Nuclear Weapons?

In recent days, a number of Israeli and other news sources have said that the INS Tanin is nearing the end of its testing, and will soon enter service with the Israeli navy. The Tanin first arrived in Israel from Germany in September of last year. It is the first of three new Dolphin submarines that Tel Aviv is purchasing from Germany.
Note: Purchased???

Apr 07 10:02

Judge orders Prince Andrew sex allegations struck from court record

Allegations that a 17-year-old was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, which prompted a crisis at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, have been removed from a federal court case by a judge in the US.

Judge Kenneth Marra ordered Virginia Roberts’s accusations about Andrew to be struck from the record as he denied her attempt to join a lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the prince and a convicted sex offender.

“At this juncture in the proceedings, these lurid details are unnecessary,” Marra wrote in his order, issued at the US district court in southern Florida on Tuesday morning. “These unnecessary details shall be stricken.”

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Apr 07 09:59

The 73 year old reserve deputy sheriff who accidentally shot a suspect instead of tasering him was one of several "wealthy donors" to the sheriff's office.

Robert Bates, the reserve Tulsa County deputy who fatally shot a man who was in a physical altercation with another deputy last week, has donated thousands of dollars worth of items to the Sheriff’s Office since becoming a reserve deputy in 2008.

Apr 07 09:59

An incredible 97 percent of Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, agree: the time has come to end government corruption in America.

Turn on the TV, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a news story about Americans uniting across ideologies. Our nation appears mired in controversy on every topic imaginable, from parenting to religious freedom to who should host the Daily Show.

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Apr 07 09:22

Kansas set to prevent poor from using aid for swimming pools, psychics

Kansas is close to telling poor families by law that they can't use cash assistance from the state to visit swimming pools, get tattoos or consult with psychics among a list of other things, leading critics to focus on whether tighter rules for social services will make life more unpleasant for the needy.

Apr 07 09:21

Weird and Wonderful Facts about US Cities

Here are a few uniquely odd facts about a few cities in America.

Apr 07 09:20

BILLIONS OF CALIFORNIA FRACKING ‘WATER WASTING’ IGNORED

As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time, based on a ‘snitch’ system,’ water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents. As the main facilitator in the pollution of California's two biggest fresh water aquifers, the real question is “who will report California Governor Jerry Brown?”

Apr 07 09:10

PRISON GUARDS RESIGN AFTER VIRAL BEATING PHOTO POSTED TO FACEBOOK

This picture was allegedly taken inside a Georgia correctional facility and posted on Facebook. The aunt of the man shown leashed in the picture, Cortez Berry, said the family got a phone call when it turned up on the social media site. She sent a screenshot to NBC News. Berry was 17 at the time the photo was taken. The faces of the men with Berry have been blurred by NBC News.

Apr 07 08:50

The Whitehouse’s New Executive Order On Cyber Crime is (Unfortunately) No Joke

by Nadia Kayyali and Kurt Opsahl

On the morning of April 1st, the Whitehouse issued a new executive order (EO) that asserts that malicious “cyber-enabled activities” are a national threat, declares a national emergency, and establishes sanctions and other consequences for individuals and entities. While computer and information security is certainly very important, this EO could dangerously backfire, and chill the very security research that is necessary to protect people from malicious attacks...

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 07 07:46

Israel Plans Two-Pronged Attack To Thwart Iran Deal

Israel will adopt two lines of attack as it tries to thwart – or at least modify – the international nuclear agreement with Iran in the coming weeks, a senior official said.

Firstly, it will lobby the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would make it difficult, or even impossible, to approve a comprehensive deal with Iran if one is reached by the June 30 deadline.
Note: Action please, we need action, call all your congress people and email all. ACTION!

Apr 07 07:44

There’s a Massive, Illicit Bust of Edward Snowden Stuck to a War Monument in Brooklyn

While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the 100-pound sculpture into Fort Greene Park and up its hilly terrain just before dawn. They fused it to part of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers. As of press time, the sculpture was still there. UPDATE: Parks Department put a tarp over the bust and removed it this afternoon.

Apr 07 06:21

Gay, Atheist Indiana Doctor: Does New Law Give Me The Right to Refuse Treatment on A**hole Christians?

Fort Schritt, Indiana — Dr. Michael Freiheit is a general practitioner in the small town of Fort Schritt, Indiana. He describes himself as both an atheist and gay. Dr. Freiheit estimates that he sees a few hundred people a month for various maladies. In the wake of his state’s governor signing a highly-contentious bill that would allow any business in Indiana to discriminate against Freiheit, who last week volunteered to provide no-cost health care at a homeless shelter, based solely on the business owners’ religiously-based discriminatory feelings toward homosexuals.

Apr 07 05:45

Mads Gilbert: 'People are questioning Israel'

"This is a genocide. This is a massacre. And I hope that somebody is being held accountable for it," Gilbert told the media from the site of one of the attacks this year.

"Israeli impunity has gone so far now that they think they can do whatever, with whoever, and they don't consider Palestinians even human, according to how they treat them now."

Apr 07 05:31

Austria to Default on Bank Guarantees

Apr 07 05:30

U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli [insane] demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognising Israel. "The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognising Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime [sic] completely transforms," Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

Apr 07 05:27

Lithuania prosecutors restart probe into secret CIA ‘black site’

Lithuanian prosecutors have reportedly reopened a criminal investigation into claims that state security officials helped the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate a 'black site' in the Baltic country. Senior prosecutor Irmantas Mikelionis has decided to restart the investigation into the "possible abuse" of power by state employees, the spokeswoman for the prosecutor-general's office told Reuters in an email on Thursday. The investigation into Lithuania's criminal complicity in the CIA program was terminated in January 2011 due to lack of evidence. However, prosecutors decided to reopen it after the US Senate report issued last year said that Washington paid Vilnius 1 million in appreciation for establishing the detention center.

Apr 07 05:25

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/04/01/45-Billion-Tax-Dollars-Goes-Missing-Afghanistan#sthash.4nLbTpZs.dpuf

Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing in action in Afghanistan, and auditors are blaming the Pentagon’s flawed accounting practices for the problem.

A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), revealed that there’s virtually no way to know what happened to a large chunk of money the Defense Department spent in Afghanistan before 2010.

Apr 07 05:10

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. U.S. citizens real concerns? They only care if their 'dick' pictures are seen by government.

June 1st the govt. votes on continuing the Patriot Act.

It is important for people to stand up for their freedoms. If we don't stand up we lose it all. We can't live in fear as the government wants us to, just so they can spy on every single person and everything we do. Understand this is not about fighting terrorism, this is about knowing everything about every single citizen.

Every citizen is considered guilty by the government and they spy on every thing we do and spend. John Oliver makes the conversation funny and shows how people are not concerned unless it involves pictures of dicks. Yes... I wrote that correctly.

Must watch video.

Apr 07 02:28

GOP pops poison pill

There is a poison pill inside the Republican Party and if its presidential hopefuls keep swallowing it, they are going to choke off their chances for the White House.

The religious right has managed to convince some potential candidates that it is extremely powerful. It has convinced the more gullible ones that they must grovel, kowtow and genuflect before it.

This is nonsense. As I have written before, the religious right has not gotten the nominee it has wanted since Ronald Reagan. It is a paper tiger.

And by taking the poison pill that the religious right offers, the potential candidates risk alienating the rest of the nation.

Apr 07 02:21

Jeb Bush is stretching the limits of campaign finance law

Jeb Bush hasn't yet said that he's running for president, and he's in no rush to do so. Because, as long as he's not a candidate, he'll have an easier time raising the money he thinks his operation will need.

By not making his bid official, Bush can ask for unlimited money for his Super PAC and coordinate with the aides who will run that Super PAC directly
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Bush has given his "tacit endorsement" to a new nonprofit group that will effectively serve as his policy shop — and will be able to keep its donors secret.
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If this works, secret money nonprofits could become the new normal for presidential campaigns

Apr 07 02:00

Israel, U.S. Lawmakers Press Case Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli officials and congressional Republicans on Monday set high bars with exacting conditions for a nuclear accord with Iran, signaling fresh domestic and international pressure on negotiations leading up to a summer deadline.

Apr 07 01:49

Iran Nuclear Deal Prods Saudi Arabia To Raise Crude Oil Prices In Asia

Saudi Arabia is raising the price of crude oil it ships to Asia. The oil-rich kingdom has been selling oil to Asian nations at a discount for much of the past year to keep competitors from snatching market share amid a global oil glut. Starting in May, it will narrow the discount.

The move comes as demand for oil is declining somewhat -- and supply is already abundant and possibly growing even larger. Economists warn China, with its weakening economy, won’t offer the same annual boost to oil demand that it has in the past. Meanwhile, Iran could soon add more oil to global supply if a comprehensive nuclear deal is finalized in June.

Apr 07 01:48

Crude oil futures surge amid increased Saudi prices, reduced U.S. output

Crude oil futures surged on Monday, experiencing one of its highest daily-gains of the year, amid the rising cost of Saudi Arabian oil for Asian delivery and hopes for reduced output in the U.S.

On Sunday night, Saudi Arabia announced it is raising oil prices for May sales to Asia, marking the second straight month it has instituted a price hike for Asian buyers.

On the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), brent crude for May delivery soared 5.94% or 3.23 to 58.23 a barrel, amid increasing margins for refiners. Prices for oil futures fell below $56 a barrel in U.S. morning trading before increasing steadily throughout the trading session to settle at $58.10.

Apr 07 01:24

YouTube Kids app uses deceptive advertising

YouTube Kids app uses deceptive advertising, says consumer groups who urge FTC investigation

The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it was restricted to "family-focused content."

But the consumer activists say the app is so stuffed with advertisements and product placements that it's hard to tell the difference between entertainment and commercials.

Apr 06 22:03

A Precarious State of Affairs - Al-Shabaab and Kenya: the Somali Factor

It doesn’t take much effort to acknowledge that an assault on a University that kills nearly 150 people is a tragic and unjustifiable event, but we must not stop there—as most news outlets do. Appeals for emotional outrage, hollow tropes of “they hate us for our freedom,” and pointless/bellicose statements declaring “We will keep hitting them until their spine is completely broken… and we will relish that moment” have no place in a serious sociological analysis, past or present.

Apr 06 21:51

Rahm Emanuel: Symbol of a Sick America

Apr 06 17:49

Former active US Marine demands GMO ban after curing debilitating health problems by switching to organic

An aging baby-boomer population continues to connect the dots between biotechnology and chronic diseases

Apr 06 16:54

Socialism at Its Finest: Venezuela Facing Toilet Paper Shortage

It appears that the shortages are being caused by price controls, which is arguably one of the dumbest economic rules any nation can impose on their people.

Apr 06 16:41

New Precedent Allows People to Serve Divorce Papers over Facebook

Pretty soon, people will likely be getting married on Facebook as well. In fact, in our trendy future, people will probably live their entire adult lives out through social media platforms and never even have to leave their houses. Maybe if we’re lucky, it’ll be like that movie Surrogates with Bruce Willis.

Apr 06 15:37

New Govt ‘Study': No Link to War and Suicide — Implies Opposite Is True!

In yet another example of politicized tainted unreliable junk science, psychology researchers are claiming that a new study suggests that being in the military and being deployed to war has no impact on committing suicide!

Apr 06 15:36

Former Presidents Warn About the “Invisible Government” Running the United States

Past presidents of the United States and other high profile political leaders have repeatedly issued warnings over the last 214 years that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

Apr 06 15:33

Cops Respond to Wrong House, Kill Service Dog Who Worked With Children With Down Syndrome

How many times do cops have to kill service dogs before the public starts to question these tactics?

Apr 06 15:31

DHS Takeover: NYPD Receives $180M Grant to Aid Fight Against Terrorism

It’s sad they keep pretending our police are “local” at this point… Follow the money. It’s all federal law enforcement now.

Apr 06 14:18

2015 Winter Deaflympics in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk declared closed

The 2015 Winter Deaflympics held in held in Khanty-Mansiysk, in western Siberia, and Magnitogorsk, in the Urals, between March 28 and April 5 have been declared closed on Sunday by President of the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf Valery Rukhledev.

The closing ceremony began with a pageant, which was followed by the presentation of the 27 participating nations. After a parade of participants, a prize giving ceremony to the winners of men’s and ladies’ boardcross was held. Medals to the winners were awarded by President of the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf Valery Rukhledev, acting governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous area /Yugra/ Natalia Komarova and President of the Russian Deaflympic Committee Alexander Romantsov.

At the end of the ceremony, Romantsov handed over the flag of the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf to its President Valery Rukhledev.

Apr 06 13:44

Pakistan says Saudi asked for warplanes, warships and soldiers

Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday, at the start of a parliamentary debate on whether Pakistan should get involved in a Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.

Apr 06 13:42

Yemen: 'Corpses are lying in the streets'

After more than a week of Saudi-led air strikes, the country is heading towards a major humanitarian crisis.

Apr 06 12:46

Andergachew Tsige: Ethiopian brutality, UK apathy

Graham Peebles says the UK government – a major donor to Ethiopia – is complicit through its inaction in the illegal detention and probable mistreatment of Ethiopian opposition leader and British citizen Andergachew Tsige.

Apr 06 11:27

Greece plans return to drachma and nationalization of banks

“We are a Left-wing government. If we have to choose between a default to the IMF or a default to our own people, it is a no-brainer,” said a senior official.

Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country’s banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands.

Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.

Apr 06 11:24

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich: Iran Nuclear Deal Differences

U.S and Tehran disagree over Sanctions lift.

Tehran accuses the U.S. of spinning the nuclear deal.

Iran was never in violation of the NPT.

Most importantly, we must think about (upholding) the International treaties.

International treaties are being held hostage by the west.

There has been a lot of interference inside Iran by Washington. The nuclear issue is just an excuse to undermine the Islamic Republic and has very little to do with anything else.

Russia is opposed to snap back inspections and phased out sanctions.

Russia is a UN Security Council member and is present in the negotiations.

Apr 06 11:21

Devil is in Western Interpretation of Iran Nuclear Deal

A closer look at the details of the so-called framework accord to emerge from Lausanne shows that Iran falls short on both counts of sanctions removal and nuclear rights.

After investing so much political capital in achieving a nuclear deal, it is understandable that all sides of the stand-off would claim the Lausanne accord arrived at this week to be an “achievement”.

However, a closer look at the details of the so-called framework accord to emerge from Lausanne shows that Iran falls short on both counts of sanctions removal and nuclear rights.

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Apr 06 10:59

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, a controversial bill proposed by three state lawmakers to abolish all vaccine exemptions in the Golden State — except for medical reasons — begins an uphill journey through the Legislature. And many observers wonder if it will encounter a similar fate.Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children. Now it's California's turn to try.

Apr 06 10:39

Pet Owners Beware: Animal Control Agencies Killing Dogs Over Unpaid Fees

Keep a close eye on your dogs: animal control agencies across the US are hitting pet owners with large fines for small violations - and some are killing the pets of those who can't afford to pay up.

CNN Money posted a disturbing article titled Dogs Killed Over Unpaid Fines that exposes the atrocities:

In a number of cities across the country, animal control agencies are aggressively going after pet owners with big fines for small violations. Some hold people's pets until they settle their bills, even if it means they end up killed. Others leave the dogs alone but issue arrest warrants for owners who can't pay up.

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Apr 06 10:28

The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad

Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology.
It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the country.

Apr 06 10:27

Rupert Murdoch's US empire siphons $4.5 billion from Australian business virtually tax-free

Rupert Murdoch's media empire in the US has siphoned off $4.5 billion of cash and shares from his Australian media businesses in the past two years, virtually tax free.

Apr 06 10:18

American cops just killed more people in March then the U.K. did in the entire 20th century

A new report by ThinkProgress.com unearthed disturbing figures when it came to the number of police-related deaths that occurred in America in the month

Apr 06 10:18

FBI UNCOVERS ANOTHER OF ITS OWN PLOTS, SENATOR FEINSTEIN RESPONDS BY SAYING WE SHOULD CENSOR THE INTERNET

As you may have heard, yesterday the FBI "uncovered" yet another of its own terrorist plots, the latest in a very long line of "terrorist plots" the FBI has "uncovered" -- in which the details always show that it was an undercover FBI "informant" (often doing this to get off leniently for some other issue), who more or less goads hapless, naive people, into a "plot" that had no real chance of ever happening. This appears to be the same sort of thing.

Still, politicians never leave an opportunity like this unexploited, and so in jumps Senator Dianne Feinstein, arguing that the only proper way to deal with this is to, of course... censor the internet:

I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.

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This woman is a consistent insult to her constituency, and other than being in lockstep submission to her corporate masters, I am continually bemused that she keeps getting re-elected.

But Pelosi doesn't want to answer the hard question here, and that is: why do people become radicalized and disenchanted with their governments in the first place?!?

And first, let me get this out of the way: I am a Christian pacifist who would never, EVER advocate, or endorse, violence.

American politicians talk a good game, about loving democracy, freedom, and those values expressed in the Constitution and Bill of rights.

But when it comes to propping up tinpot dictators who are to its liking, the US government comes across as one of the most completely morally bankrupt and hypocritical governments in the world.

And when the inevitable disaster strikes, and we have regime change against those puppets, the pols in Sodom on the Potomac are at a complete loss to explain why those individuals overthrew their despots could have possibly been the least bit upset with the quality of government the Americans set up for them.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable." It is only a matter of time.

But those in the State Department, the White House, Congress, and the military don't like to talk about that, because it is all about protecting American corporate money, period, end of discussion.

A case in point: the current ruling junta in Thailand. The government of Thailand is a dictatorship, where there are zero freedoms for the Thai people, and no protections for its citizens. But a lot of American interests manufacture there, paying slave-labor wages, which American corporations love.

But of course, neither Nancy Pelosi nor anyone else in Congress want to connect the dots, because corporate wealth must be protected at all costs, and no one in Congress wants to take responsibility when people in places like Bahrain or Yemen want to get rid of their US-imposed leadership, as to why this is going on at all.

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Apr 06 09:56

New York judge rules that divorce papers can now be served through Facebook

A Brooklyn woman scored a judge’s approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.

In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.

Apr 06 09:55

More than 1 million Californians don't have reliable access to clean water

Californians who grumble about not being able to water their lawns everyday during the fourth year of a historic drought should swing by this small town in southern Kern County.

Apr 06 09:37

REASONABLE DOUBT IN THE TSARNAEV CASE

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This one image undermines the entire case against the Tsarnaev brothers. Reasonable doubt exists that they planted the bombs. That this evidence was never shown to a jury proves the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a show trial; a kangaroo court whose real purpose is to resell the official story to the public. Feel free to copy and share this image around social media!

Apr 06 08:48

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)

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