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Aug 18 11:59

US Corporate Debt Has Doubled To $6 Trillion Since The Crisis: This Is Who Bought It

Yesterday, in the FOMC notes, the Federal Reserve made a stark admission: “several expressed concern that an extended period of low interest rates risked intensifying incentives for investors to reach for yield and could lead to the misallocation of capital and mispricing of risk, with possible adverse consequences for financial stability.” To this, Bank of America chief credit strategist Hans Mikkelsen had an amusing retort:

"We agree. However, because we are still in the reach for yield phase we remain bullish on HG corporate bond spreads."
In other words, it's a bubble and everyone - even the Fed - knows it, just as a recent survey also by BofA revealed, but keep on buying because, well, TINA.

But who is buying, and how much?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not a question of if the next economic crash is coming, but when; and that, unfortunately, could be a lot sooner than many people realize.

Aug 18 11:39

Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims.

The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.

In an editorial published Wednesday, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge called on Obama to visit "the most anguished state in the union." The newspaper noted that Obama interrupted his two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard earlier this week to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Massachusetts island.

The newspaper said Obama can and should visit now that the once-raging floodwaters are receding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the residents of Louisiana, who thought that this President might care enough to come down and take a look at the devastation with which your are coping, unfortunately, you were completely wrong.

You have no wealth, and no real resources with which to "buy into" Obama's future plans to "re-invent" himself, post-residency; the residents of Martha's Vineyard do.

And that is just the inconvenient truth, folks; sorry.

Aug 18 11:29

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease

Apparently Kristofferson had been mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia about three years ago, which started more than one medical misadventure for he and his neurologists that involving neurotoxic medication trials with drugs. Those drugs that Kristofferson was treated with had been approved by the FDA on the basis of a couple of short-term trials involving only a few hundred so-called “Alzheimer’s Dementia” patients. The results that were submitted to the FDA showed only minimal improvement (albeit “statistically significant”), but only in mild to moderate dementia. Thus treating severely demented patients with those drugs was not FDA-approved (“off-label”).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iatrogenic diseases are taboo to speak about in this country for good reason; they make millions for big pharma, and many times, as happened with Pfizer, physicians are "encouraged" - not to mention, financially compensated, for the prescription of "off-book medications".

Aug 18 11:08

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House

TWO BIG ISSUES dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

Under fire from Bernie Sanders, she came out against the TPP and took a more critical position on fracking. But critics wondered if this was a sincere conversion or simply campaign rhetoric.

Now, in two of the most significant personnel moves she will ever make, she has signaled a lack of sincerity.

She chose as her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who voted to authorize fast-track powers for the TPP and praised the agreement just two days before he was chosen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Clinton speaks on something, you can bet on her to do just the opposite, as demonstrated by these two hires.

And there is ARE real, legitimate problems with the TPP, one of the worst being the acceptance of countries into this partnership, such as Malaysia, Peru, Brunei, and Vietnam, which have both horrific human rights and environmental issues.

As reported at flushthetpp.org in July of this year:

In a cynical bid to salvage the already-controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Obama administration today removed Malaysia from a list of the world’s most flagrant violators of basic human trafficking norms – two months after the discovery of mass graves for human trafficking victims in Malaysia, Public Citizen said. In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released today, the U.S. Department of State ignored TPP member Malaysia’s documented deterioration of human trafficking enforcement and upgraded the country’s human trafficking compliance status. Members of Congress, religious groups and leading U.S. and Malaysian human rights organizations have rightly lambasted the decision as an indefensible maneuver to avoid a U.S. law that prohibits Fast Tracking the TPP as long as a country on the blacklist, like Malaysia, is a party to the pact. “The administration knows that the TPP will have trouble in Congress, but turning a blind eye to Malaysia’s grave human rights violations in order to include Malaysia in the pact because it’s one of the few TPP countries we don’t already have a trade deal with and keeping the TPP on Fast Track so Congress’ oversight is limited is shameful,” said Alisa Simmons, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. The maneuver also will backfire, instead adding to the controversy surrounding the TPP. “If the Obama administration is willing to ignore people-smuggling camps in Malaysia, why should we believe it would not also ignore TPP member Brunei’s criminalization of homosexuality, TPP member Vietnam’s widespread child labor or TPP member Peru’s rollback of environmental protections?” Simmons said.

Aug 18 10:53

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution.

More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants.

Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel, and her party, will be officially toast as of the next general election.

Aug 18 10:49

Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb

Barack Obama likes to credit himself with getting America to step back from the abyss of the Middle East. When he shops around the story of his legacy, the president says he was proudest of his decision not to follow the "Washington playbook" and commit to toppling the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It would be a fitting story to tell of the man who ascended to the presidency while simultaneously winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Obama returns America's sword to its sheath, and earns the praise of his fans and admirers. Just as he passed on a better economy to his successor than the one he inherited from Bush, so he passed on a safer world.

Unfortunately this story is a lie from end to end. The world the next president will inherit is full of traps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just one ticking time bomb the next President will inherit from the epic fail of the Obama Presidency; it will be numerous time bombs.

Between the economy; Afghanistan; Libya; Iraq; Syria; Russia; Ukraine; and China, the next President will have multiple messes with which to have to deal.

Aug 18 10:42

Dems: Future Leaks Might Be ‘Russian Lies

After hacker Guccifer 2.0 twice hacked significant Democratic Party targets, first releasing considerable information during the DNC and then hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, party leadership appears to be getting a bit gunshy about future leaks embarrassing their presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They’re also trying to get in front of such leaks by speculating that whatever they say might be “Russian lies” designed to make Hillary look bad.

Democrats have repeatedly speculated that Guccifer 2.0 amounts to the Russian government, and have suggested the hacks were a Russian plot to get the Republican nominee elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, such an accusation is desperation on the cusp of madness by the Democrats.

Aug 18 10:39

US Sees Longtime CIA Asset Gen. Hifter as Threat to Libya War

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan Army and its leader, long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Hifter.

Hifter was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots.

When NATO imposed regime change in 2011, Gen. Hifter was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army loyal to the UN-backed Tobruk government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stupidity...should be horrifically painful.

And the degree to which the US government is pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion, is thoroughly terrifying, and brilliantly demonstrated in the problem they are now having with Hifter.

So what is the US government going to do now, pull a decap strike on this guy, if they can get through his military lines, and find him?!?

It was just this last May that al-Monitor reported:

Gen. Khalifa Hifter's star appears to be rising once again in Libya, and it is only a matter of time before we see him become a figurehead in a country that is lacking any but is eager to have one. Summary⎙ Print Gen. Khalifa Hifter's speculative role in Libya's future is as captivating as his intriguing past. Author Mustafa Fetouri Posted May 9, 2016 His enemies in Misrata and Tripoli have always questioned his motives and intentions, but it remains to be seen if he will be a uniting leader for a fragmented country or a divisive politician pushing Libya toward even more fragmentation. During March, Hifter almost completely liberated Benghazi and started moving his troops to retake Sirte in western Libya, where the Islamic State (IS) has been in control for almost two years. Hifter's troops are surrounding the city, awaiting his orders to attack IS, which has launched battles west and southwest of the city, taking more territories and small villages such as Abu Grain and Zamzim. Hifter's declared aim is to liberate Libya from Islamists, but it is unclear what his next step will be if he takes Sirte. The next big city on the way to Tripoli is Misrata, which has the most powerful local militia in Libya. Misrata is already an enemy of Hifter, which means attacking it will trigger longer, more devastating war in the country. So who is this man who has been on and off the Libyan political scene for the last 40 years, shifting positions as his fortune changed from a Moammar Gadhafi loyalist to a prisoner of war to Gadhafi's sworn enemy and — most recently — as chief of staff of the Libyan army under the internationally recognized government in Tobruk?

My goodness, how quickly things can change in the geopolitical arena!!

Aug 18 10:25

US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution: Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

The US State Department is claiming that the Russian use of an Iranian air base for strikes against ISIS in Syria could violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and claims to be consulting “our lawyers” to decide if it amounts to a violation.

Resolution 2231 bans Iran from obtaining nuclear-capable ballistic missiles or combat aircraft, though the State Department claims it can be used to do a lot of other things, and that Russia having military assets inside Iran might amount to the “transfer of military technologies” to them.

Russian officials are pointing out that’s obviously not the case, and that no aircraft or supplies are being transferred to Iran, they’re just using an Iranian base. The language of the resolution does not suggest any ban on Iran allowing the use of their air bases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short message to the US State Department; the lies simply are not working, folks; you have far too many very thoroughly engaged, on-line citizens, who remember very clearly when the US and the world was fed that codswallop about "Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction", and therefore can never believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Aug 18 10:19

Feminist Website: Bill Clinton May Have Raped Juanita Broaddrick, but That Doesn’t Mean He’s ‘Evil’

The feminist website Wonkette published a piece Monday in which the writer acknowledges that Bill Clinton “could very well have raped” Juanita Broaddrick — but added that it doesn’t make the former president “evil.”

In an article bearing the headline “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick,” writer Rebecca Schoenkopf addresses Broadrick’s allegation that Clinton raped her in an Arkansas hotel room 40 years ago. She acknowledges the “contemporaneous evidence,” including some of Broaddrick’s friends claiming to have seen her crying and with bruised lips not long after the alleged incident occurred.

While Schoenkopf doesn’t buy the allegation that Clinton’s wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, knew about or tried to keep Broaddrick quiet about the alleged rape, she does give some credence to the accusation against the former president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: Rebecca Scheonkopf of Wonkette.com, has become an apologist for rape, in an attempt to exonerate her heroine, Hillary Clinton, from any responsibility whatsoever,as being the "Bimbo Eruption Enforcer in Chief" after Bill's numerous, serial sexual peccadilloes?!?

Ms. Scheonkopf is obviously suffering from a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), and I would strongly encourage her to seek medical, and psychological attention for this, STAT.

As reported at realclearpolitics.com in February of this year:

Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?" Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women." Elder: "The most serious allegation, of course, is the one by Juanita Broaddrick. She claims that when Bill Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, he raped her, and two weeks later, at some campaign function, Hillary came up to her and verbally intimidated her, saying things to her, according to Broaddrick, that made it clear: Keep your mouth shut, or else." Klayman: "One of the private detectives broke into her house and took an answering-machine tape ... to make sure there was no evidence of what had occurred. These were the kind of things that have been done. ... They would have the private detectives -- for instance, Kathleen Willey experienced this -- she was riding her bike one day and one of these private detectives, or one of his agents, rode up to her on another bike and mentioned the names of her children in a very sinister way. 'How are your children, Ms. Willey?' In fact, that happened to me during a deposition at Judicial Watch, where one of the lawyers that were representing the Clintons -- shortly after my daughter was born -- mentioned her name. And there was no way of knowing that. They wanted us to know that they were watching us ... that we were at risk." Elder: "I've interviewed Kathleen Willey, and I've said to her, as I'm saying to you, when people came by and made threats and said names and suggested she should 'watch it,' you still can't trace that to Hillary."

And a final caveat to Ms. Scheonkopf: What do all the countries in North Africa and the Middle East which donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation have in common?!? Check here, and you have one of your answers:

Clinton Foundation Takes $25.5M from Countries that Kill, Imprison Gays

Here's another link with a pretty grim chart of what these countries paid, and what they do to their gay communities:

List of Middle East Countries Hillary Has Taken Money from that Punish Gays with Death

Oh, and here is a nice little factoid about another "wonderful" practice from all the countries in the Middle East and North Africa which donated to Clinton's foundation allow, which include Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei:

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

So, in summation, all of the countries which contributed to the Clinton Foundation in the Middle East and North Africa still allow the frightful, barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, and jail, chemically castrate , and/or execute members of their LGBT communities.

Take a good look at the countries in the table on the left of the article, and you will see Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei as countries where FGM is still practiced.

Now, what can you say about the morality of a person who takes money from countries like this, understanding that these horrific practices continue to take place?!?

The answer is very simple; Hillary Clinton has utterly no morality, and that is the God's truth. In her world, the end justifies the means, period, end of discussion.

I am very sorry to have to disabuse Ms. Schoenkopf, and those who want to think like her, of the notion that Hillary Clinton is, in any way, shape or form, a moral human being; but it is time people accepted the awful truth about this sick "dynamic duo" of Bill and Hill.

They are both thugs of the highest order, dressed in Armani suits, to give them the "aura" of "legitimacy", when that alleged "legitimacy" has been purchased through assassinations, blackmail, and money.

And lastly, when was the last time that a Presidential candidate has a "dead bodies list", following them?!?

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

Aug 18 10:12

Cisco confirms NSA-linked zeroday targeted its firewalls for years

Company advisories further corroborate authenticity of mysterious Shadow Brokers leak.

Aug 18 10:10

Appeals Court Bars Feds From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases

The ruling on Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco comes despite the fact that marijuana remains illegal in any form on the federal level

Aug 18 09:26

The Justice Department Is Going To Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department plans to stop using privately run prisons that typically house undocumented federal inmates following a report finding they are less safe than those that are federally run, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe this when I actually see it.

The private prison lobby has become huge within the last decade, and I don't know how ready our" gangsta class" politicians are to embrace the lack of contributions such a move on the the part of the Justice Department will create.

Aug 18 09:08

BARACK OBAMA: FROM PEACE PRIZE TO WORLD’S BIGGEST ARMS DEALER IN 8 SHORT YEARS

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, our beloved Warmonger and Dealer of Death-in-Chief!!

And as to the Nobel Nominating Committee; your "prize" has devolved into an absolute and complete sick joke, considering that your actually awarded it to both Henry Kissinger, as well as to President Obama.

And let me suggest to the Nobel Nominating Committee the following (and not terribly "out there") scenario.

IF internal DNC and White House polling suggests that Donald Trump may win the election in a landslide, it is highly likely that the Obama Administration will potentially start wars with China and Russia well before the election in November to give Donald Trump the worst situations to deal with even before he takes the Oath of Office in January.

Right now, I would not bet against this, were I a betting person.

Aug 18 09:02

NSA LABELS LINUX JOURNAL READERS AND TOR AND TAILS USERS AS EXTREMISTS

Linux fans are typically outspoken about the OS, and are quick to argue the benefits with OSX and Windows users. They have developed a reputation for being champions of open source and anonymity when computing. Tails and Tor users are not only fans of the OS, but are also focused on security. The NSA recently became interested in these users’ activity, reportedly labeling Linux Journal Readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists, according to Techspot.

Aug 18 08:59

US SOLDIERS ARE RELYING ON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FOOD STAMPS TO SURVIVE

In just one year, active duty service members had to rely on $24 million worth of food stamps. But the Department of Defense has so far not made a concerted effort to work with the USDA to understand the scope of the problem.

Military service members on active duty spent $24 million in food stamps at military commissary shops from September 2014 to August 2015, and 45 percent of students in schools run by the military are eligible for free or reduced-price meal programs.

For years, the military has been embarrassed by reports showing that some active-duty service members struggle to feed their families and use government benefits to get by. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DoD) does not fully understand the scope of the problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This amounts to criminal neglect, on the part of the US military, and needs to be addressed immediately.

That we have even ONE SERVICE MEMBER on food stamps is a damned shame, and has to be messing with peoples' heads right now.

How in the name of heaven can our military and civilian leadership expect that our service members are going to "win" battles against, let's say, Russia or China, when those service members are on food stamps, because the US military is too stingy to pay them what they need to provide decent nutrition for themselves and their families?!?

This...just...bites!!

Aug 18 08:48

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S $1 BILLION GIVEAWAY TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

For the first time in modern American history, the government decides to detain all Central American women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., instead of allowing them to live freely until their days in court. The policy change is intended to send a message to anyone else seeking refuge from a plague of gang violence below our southern border: Don’t believe everything you read on the Statue of Liberty.
And to implement this draconian proposal, the government awards a well-connected private prison company with a $1 billion no-bid contract — one that promises to pay the firm $20 million a month, no matter how few migrants its facility is responsible for housing at a given time. Then federal courts rule that this policy of mass detention isn’t actually legal. But the contract is already signed, and so the Corrections Corporation of America collects millions in taxpayer money to maintain a nearly empty detention center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Private prisons have become one of the largest contributors to political campaigns, of recent years; this is simply political patronage, writ large, courtesy of the Obama Administration.

And the people who, once again, get shafted by this Administration are the American taxpayers.

Aug 18 08:44

3 YEARS AFTER BRUTAL RABAA AL-ADAWEYA SQUARE MASSACRE, US STILL FUNDING EL-SISSI DICTATORSHIP IN EGYPT

Three years ago this week, Egyptian forces opened fire on a sit-in, killing hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

At least 817 people died in the Aug. 14, 2013 attack on Rabaah Al-Adawiya Square, where protesters — mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood — had gathered after the coup.

For the survivors and their families, justice remains a far off dream today.

The sit-in was organized in opposition to the July 2013 coup which replaced the democratically-elected Morsi government with one led by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the Egyptian military under the previous dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

Despite the abrupt transfer of power and violent suppression of the opposition, the White House was reluctant to call the takeover a coup, and the United States continues to support the el-Sissi government, despite token reductions in military aid after the coup. At $1.3 billion annually, Egypt is second only to Israel in terms of U.S. military aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, thugs and dictators are just FINE, as long as they are OUR thugs! Move along, now, nothing to see here!" - Official White House Spokesslug.

Aug 18 08:42

BREAKING ALERT: 20 States That Just Called An Emergency Convention Into Effect, Insider Secrets Revealed

There has been increasing talk of calling a convention of the states together to stop the federal government and Obama’s administration from running wild and doing whatever they choose. However, now the talk has turned into a reality as states have mobilized to put the convention into place. The resolution has just been circulated and approved by the states involved.

Once the document was compiled and formatted for appropriate government security (unlike what Hillary did with emails), it was mailed directly to the White House so that Obama can read it fully himself and recognize that the true American people are tired of his actions and looking to make a change.

Aug 18 08:36

ISRAEL’S MYSTERIOUS BABY-STEALING SCANDAL EXTENDS TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Holocaust survivors are among those victimized by Israel’s growing baby-stealing scandal, a shocking new investigation by Haaretz has found.

Israel has long been accused of nabbing babies from Yemenite immigrants in the 1940s and 1950s, but the new report from the country's “oldest daily newspaper” details accounts of families from Europe who lost children in unusual circumstances in both Israeli hospitals and in British detention camps in Cyprus.

Many families never received death certificates or burial sites and others report having their children taken from their arms by nurses who told them they had too many.

Some parents even received military draft notices on their child’s 18th birthdays, indicating no death certificates were ever filed.

Israel has conducted three previous commissions into the allegations over the years, which concluded the majority of the children died in hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a pretty darned sick practice, on the part of the Israeli government back them.

And censoring some testimonies until 2071?!?

The Israeli government is pretty sure that most Holocaust survivors will be dead by that point in time, so that they cannot sue the current Israeli government, retroactively.

Aug 18 08:27

FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDE IS WIPING BEES OFF THE PLANET

The rise of industrial agriculture — led by companies like Monsanto that push monoculture, chemical-based farming and patented life forms — has brought a flood of pesticides that wreak havoc on natural ecosystems.

Insects and animals that eat insects fall victim to the millions of gallons of pesticides that are dumped on cropland, which run off into waterways, drift to nearby habitats and are picked up as residue by visiting pollinators.

In the 1980s, Bayer developed a potent new class of pesticide called neonicotinoids (neonics), which rapidly came to dominate industrial agriculture. In 2008, they represented 24 percent of the global market for insecticides, with Imidacloprid becoming the most widely used insecticide in the world.

Almost all U.S. corn and about one-third of U.S. soybean is treated with neonics. A “major advance” happened when agribusiness developed neonic-coated seeds, where every part of the growing plant becomes infused with the toxin, including pollen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because politicians are completely beholden to the GMO companies for financial contributions, don't bet against these products being taken off the market any time soon.

Aug 18 08:08

Major Scandal Hits U.S. Military – This is Obama’s America

Federal inmates made thousands of defective combat helmets for the U.S. military at a prison facility that was rife with problems, including the use of degraded armor and the submission of preselected helmets for inspection to make sure they would get approved, according to a newly released investigative report.

A Justice Department Inspector General summary report released Wednesday said faulty helmets were made by Federal Prison Industries (FPI), for both the Army and Marine Corps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the government forces people in slave-labor prisons to make war materials ... just like the Nazis did!

Aug 18 08:03

10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

After reading hundreds of them, here is my list of the most Orwellian SIDtoday NSA newsletters:

Aug 17 16:09

Dr. Drew “Gravely Concerned” About Hillary Clinton’s Health

Board-certified medicine specialist and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky says he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health, noting that the treatment she has received is “bizarre” and could explain the “weird side-effects” that people are seeing.

Aug 17 15:30

Expecting War? Russia Conducts “Armored Train Drills For First Time In 15 Years”

Perhaps these world events coincide with clear signals from the American election cycle that Hillary will be inserted as president whether the public likes it or not, and whether or not her corruption and dirty laundry have been hung out in full display to all passersby.

Aug 17 15:26

How Much Longer Can They Ignore Reality? “Real Economists Would See An Economy Collapsing” — Paul Craig Roberts

The reason that Americans have no income from their savings is that public authorities put the welfare of a handful of “banks too big to fail” above the welfare of the American people. The enormous liquidity created by the Federal Reserve has gone into the financial system where it has driven up the prices of financial instruments. There has been a stock market recovery but not an economic recovery.

Aug 17 15:20

Sanity in the GOP? Rand Paul wants Hillary in jail…

“It’s a felony to lie to Congress. You can get five years in prison. And we can’t continue to say the Clintons are above the law. I do believe that the CIA annex in Benghazi was procuring weapons, some of them to get them away from the jihadists in Libya. But some of it to ferry those weapons through Turkey, into Syria. There have been many, many first-hand accounts, The New York Times, London Times, Washington Times have all reported upon this,” Paul said during a recent appearance on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor.

Aug 17 15:16

One ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Trump Needs to Push

Donald Trump has raised any number of such issues, and the media have reflexively attacked him for raising them. His focus has been on Barack Obama’s quasi-fictional past. A more profitable focus, however, would be on Hillary Clinton’s future fitness to be president. I refer specifically here to her role in the corruption of the TWA 800 investigation.

Aug 17 13:48

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies.

Aug 17 13:22

The FBI Warns House Republicans Not To Leak Clinton Email Interview

Any Republican who leaks classified information from the FBI’s notes could face criminal prosecution.

Aug 17 12:54

After he was shot, 9-year-old Kansas City boy snuggled up to his big brother and died, dad says

The majority of Black Americans murdered every year are killed by other blacks. But the enablers are in DC!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police believe that at some point the people responsible for the murders of two boys early Saturday morning at 58th and College were inside the home.

"I do not get it. I swear. We have to protect the future. He's the future," said Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden Ugwuh's dad.

Montell and JaydenUgwuh was only 9-years-old and his cousin Montell Ross, 8-years-old. They were killed early Saturday morning when a gunman sprayed bullets into the family home where Jayden and Montell were sleeping. Altogether, there were six children sleeping inside the home at the time.

Aug 17 11:45

How the West is Complicit in Nurturing Islamic Radicalism?

The pivotal role played by the Wahhabi-Salafi ideology in radicalizing Muslims all over the world is an indisputable fact; this Wahhabi-Salafi creed has been generously sponsored by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States since the 1973 oil embargo when the price of oil quadrupled and the contribution of the Arab petro-sheikhs towards the “spiritual well-being” of Muslims all over the world magnified proportionally. However, the Arab autocrats are in turn propped up by the Western powers since the Cold War; thus syllogistically speaking, the root cause of Islamic radicalism has been the neocolonial powers’ manipulation of the socio-political life of the Arabs specifically, and the Muslims generally, in order to exploit their energy resources in the context of an energy-starved industrialized world. This is the principal theme of this essay which I shall discuss in detail in the following paragraphs.

Aug 17 10:10

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TURNS A BLIND EYE TO TERRIBLE CONDITIONS IN PRIVATE PRISONS

The Office of the Inspector General for the Justice Department uncovered systemic mismanagement at private prisons, which fueled inmate suffering. However, the office also found the suffering would not have been so severe if government officials had engaged in proper oversight.

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group, and Management and Training Corporation (MTC) has contracts with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to house about 22,660 federal inmates in private prisons—about 12 percent of the federal prison population. The BOP has contracted facilities since the late 1990s, largely because of overcrowding.

While the overall federal prison population declined by 2.3 percent from 2013 to 2014, the system remains approximately 20 percent over capacity today.

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It's very simple, here, regarding private prisons; recidivism re-fills cells, and that fattens corporate profits.

And the private prison industry has become one of the largest political contributors to American candidates, insuring, as much as possible, that bad conditions continue without governmental scrutiny, in order to maximise profits.

Aug 17 09:56

Kaine Slips: White People Need to Be Minority

Clinton running mate seems to admit Democratic policies will bring down white, middle-class Americans

Aug 17 09:51

ORWELLIAN BILL CRIMINALIZING REPORTING OF UNDERCOVER VIDEO SETS OFF BATTLE FOR FREE SPEECH

The controversy last year over secretly recorded video taken of Planned Parenthood employees has turned into a bigger controversy over the First Amendment rights of journalists.

After losing the attempt to bring federal charges against the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood and certain state lawmakers are going for the nuclear option known as Assembly Bill 1671.

Courthouse News reports:

“The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of “health care providers” and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage.

Under AB 1671, a journalist receiving and posting footage from an anonymous source could be punished by the state as well as be opened up to potential civil lawsuits. Whistleblowers would not be exempt from the proposal either, regardless of how they obtained the illegal footage.

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Planned Parenthood must, collectively, be terrified that some of its practices are so gruesome that, if shared with the general public, would necessitate having them close all their facilities due to the shock value of these procedures.

That being said, as a pro-Life Christian, I completely understand that there are situations where a pregnancy cannot come to term, because it utterly threatens the life of the mother.

But the passage of AB 1671 will absolutely undermine the First Amendment to the Constitution, and that cannot be allowed to stand.

Aug 17 09:12

12-minute video: ‘Official’ lies about history go to origins: 12,000 year-old Gobekli Tepe temple points to advanced ancient civilizations

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Gobekli Tepe changes everything.” ~ Ian Hodder, Director of Stanford’s Archeology Center (quote source, 52-minute talk on this topic)

“We are living at the time when human beings are finally waking-up all around the world. It’s slow. It’s not a huge flame yet, but it’s growing and brighter every day.” ~ Graham Hancock (in first interview below)

Anyone on the path of studying history discovers “official” narratives are lies of omission and commission; bullshit (an academic term) to herd people to away from comprehensively and independently verifiable facts. Those of us who are professional historians choosing intellectual integrity and moral courage must become rebels from this controlled and lying propaganda connected to corporate media because what we’re told is sooooo far from what any reasonably educated person can demonstrate is accurate.

Aug 17 08:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

The district of criminals,giving aid and comfort to terrorists who kill Christians.

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 17 07:54

Did Canada Sell Its Gold to Prepare for the North American Union?

It’s never been clear why Canada sold ALL its gold, HERE, but perhaps it has to do with the potential, upcoming North American Union.

Just the other day, we wrote that Hillary’s plans are obviously to support the creation of the NAU. You can see the article HERE, entitled, “Hillary Plans Steps Toward North American Union If Elected.”

We’ve been writing about the resurgence of the NAU for years – and then more recently for months as regards this campaign. Gradually, the alternative media is becoming more aware of how high the stakes really are.

Aug 17 07:37

Jean-Claude Juncker warned he could spark European CIVIL WAR with arrogant Brexit stance

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has been warned he risks being responsible for causing a bloody civil war in Europe if he persists with his arrogant approach towards Britain.

Jean-Claude Juncker has been warned he risks sparking civil war over Brexit
A political expert branded the Brussels chief’s actions “stupid and short-sighted” and said his Brexit negotiating stance makes him akin to “some latter day Nicolae Ceausescu”.

In a blistering attack academic Sean Swan said the EU Commission boss is “doomed” because he is behaving like a “frustrated child” and not a statesman.

Aug 17 00:45

Clinton is playing liar’s poker with America’s future

The suckers in the upcoming election are tens of millions of people who don’t understand that they are playing the biggest hand that has been dealt in the past 100 years. Ordinary citizens that believe they never gamble, but will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are making the biggest gamble of their lives. Unfortunately it is like being dealt a 2 and 9 of clubs and wanting to double down.

Aug 16 20:38

War law somehow isn’t crystal-clear in letter and intent? Those Oath-sworn and tax-paid shouldn’t enforce it with .01% arrests for OBVIOUS lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression?? What that argument sounds like with traffic law, baseball, and chores

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“No treaty, however much it may be to the advantage of all, however tightly it may be worded, can provide absolute security against the risks of deception and evasion.” ~ President Kennedy, June 10, 1963

I was inspired to write this essay by the following comment from an otherwise intelligent person:

"Therefore, while I can say it strongly appears U.S. wars are in violation of the treaties and therefore likely illegal, there is no way for myself to make that a legally binding finding and attach legal demands based upon it. I can make stuff up, but that won’t go over very well."

From similar comments over time, I’ve made perhaps ten requests for this person to summarize war law in a sentence or two. So far, I’ve received only dodges avoiding this easy and essential citizen responsibility. This said, this isn’t the only individual who can’t summarize war law, and see that it’s meant to be as clear as:

“stop sign” law for driving,

Aug 16 17:06

Global central banks dump USA debt at record pace…

In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led the pack of countries dumping U.S. debt. -- It’s the largest selloff of U.S. debt since at least 1978, according to Treasury Department data.

Aug 16 15:57

Early Voting : Ongoing Efforts at Stealing Elections?

Early voting is a bad public policy that increases costs, increases the likelihood of fraud, and confuses voters – leading to depressed voter turnout. It is absurd and dishonest to suggest racism being behind the sensible reform of cutting early voting down from a ridiculous 35 days before Election Day.

Aug 16 15:30

FBI Seeks Developer to Build an App to Help the Government Spy on Us

Are you an app developer? Are you covert as hell? Do you think we should all throw our privacy cautions to the wind? Boy, does the FBI have the job for you: design an app to help the government spy.

The Department of Justice posted a job opportunity last month to create something called a Smartphone-Based Audio Recorder. The technical requirements draft describes an app that would allow an FBI agent to "surreptitiously capture audio and video" on their smartphone. It describes two scenarios this piece of spy tech would be needed in — one is to collect live audio covertly (read: spy), and the other is to use the app as a recorder alternative to overtly record audio and video during an interview (read: not spy).

Aug 16 15:21

U.S. ‘Debt Held by Public’ Tops $14,000,000,000,000; Up 122% Under Obama

The federal government’s “debt held by the public”—as opposed to its “intragovernmental debt”—has topped $14,000,000,000,000 for the first time in history, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Treasury.

Aug 16 15:11

STEADY AS SHE GOES: Hillary holds onto railing, table, chair during home visit

She's just about flat lined along with her rallies, yet the lying mainstream media will have you believe she's surging in the polls! Unreal! Twilight Zone! Would not surprise me if the media tries to push her corpse into the oval office.

Aug 16 15:03

Report: Secret Service Insiders Confirm: ‘Hillary Suffers From Parkinson’s… Experiences Seizures From Camera Flashes’

From falls and difficulty climbing stairs to stage panic in the face of protest chants and nonsensical statements to her audience, something appears to be wrong with the former Secretary of State. In fact, even Hillary’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, noted in an email to a State Department employee that Hillary is “often confused.”

Aug 16 14:53

House Republicans Pursue Perjury Charges Against Hillary

Republicans Jason Chaffetz and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte penned a letter to the US attorney for the District of Columbia presenting key pieces of information showing Clinton willfully lied during an October 22, 2015, interrogation regarding the Benghazi debacle, in which she also answered questions concerning her illegal private email server.

Aug 16 14:26

2 powerful videos, 6 minutes: Clinton was a lying, looting rogue Secretary of State, then conducted election fraud to escalate to dictator

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Two minutes of contrast between Ms. Clinton’s testimony versus FBI Director Comey’s statement:

Ms. Clinton’s statements of apparent lying according to the FBI:

Claiming no e-mails sent or received were “classified.”
Claiming a personal server for “convenience” but then having lawyers read the content of all 62000 e-mails???
Claiming lawyers read all e-mail content.
Claiming to use only one server.
Claiming to have provided all work emails.
Four minutes of passionate and informed testimony of election fraud in Arizona:

Further video and documentation of Ms. Clinton operating a rogue State Department for paid political favors, then operating dictatorial election fraud.

Solutions

Complete essay here; excerpt:

Aug 16 14:24

Can the 2016 Election be Rigged? You Bet!

We are now living in a fake reality of constructed data and phony polls. The computerized voting machines can be hacked and rigged and after the experience of Bernie Sanders there is no reason to believe they won’t be. Don’t be taken in.

Aug 16 14:18

Hannity: “CNN Literally Kiss Hillary Clinton’s Ass and Obama’s Ass Every Day”

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity slammed CNN Tuesday for continually broadcasting election programming that is obscenely biased toward Hillary Clinton. (As if FOX news is "fair and balanced")

Aug 16 14:11

Clinton Wants Politicians to Fight American Gun Owners, aka the Gun Lobby

The only gun lobby is the millions of voluntary citizen members of the National Rifle Association, The Gun Owners of America, The Second Amendment Foundation and the 1000’s of state level, pro gun, groups and associations. All made up of folks like me and you. So make no mistake about it, when Hillary Clinton mentions fighting the gun lobby, she is talking about you. Republican, Democrat and Independent, law-abiding, hardworking, tax paying, mom & pop, gun owners.

Aug 16 13:56

Central Bankers Are Choking the Economy

When will central bankers conclude that it’s their own medicine that is actually making the economy sick? They will not make that connection until they succeed in killing the patient…and even then they may continue to administer the same toxic medicine to a corpse. The political pressure is just too great to ever admit their mistakes, so they repeat them indefinitely.

Aug 16 13:50

Clinton’s Body Count : It’s been a hot month

There are about 100 cases where some intern has slept with Bill or some lawyer knew too much or some investigator got too close and boom—he shoots himself in the back of the head at the top of a mountain at four in the morning.

Aug 16 12:50

US DEFENSE FIRMS PROFIT BY SAUDI ARABIA’S SLAUGHTER OF YEMEN

It is not secret that Saudi Arabia has been carrying out ghastly war crimes on the people of Yemen using US weapons and support. Despite the US’ endless (and largely hypocritical) complaining about civilian deaths in Syria, the Saudis have deployed unprecedented violence on civilians in Yemen with no audible opposition from the US. One of the US weapons making an appearance in Yemen are widely banned cluster bombs, specifically the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Textron Systems of Wilmington, Massachusetts. The bombs are not only lethal upon initial use but often the parts of the bomb do not explode as planned and spontaneously detonate later or by accident when scavengers stumble upon them while looking for scrap metal.

Aug 16 12:42

DALLAS PD ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR PERMISSION TO WITHHOLD 'EMBARRASSING' DOCUMENTS ABOUT ITS BOMB ROBOT

The unprecedented deployment of a bomb-defusing robot by Dallas police to kill an armed suspect raised several questions. While these robots have sometimes acted as part of a negotiation team in the past, no police department had previously rigged one up with an explosive device to take a suspect out. One question that remains unanswered is whether this use of the Dallas PD's robot violated its own policies. Gawker's Andy Cush filed a public records request for PD policies on using robots to kill and discovered Dallas law enforcement was basically making things up as it went along.

Aug 16 12:06

US Nuclear Weapons At Risk of Seizure in Turkey

Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces”, a Washington think tank said on Monday.

The US has an estimated 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, 110km from the border with Syria.
The base’s Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in last month’s coup plot.

“Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question,” said Monday’s report from the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank working to promote peace.

Incirlik is a vital base for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, giving drones and warplanes fast access to IS targets.

“From a security point of view, it’s a roll of the dice to continue to have approximately 50 of America’s nuclear weapons stationed at Incirlik,” report co-author Laicie Heeley said.

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And hey, it wouldn't even have to be a coup ultimately commandeering these weapons; it could well be the Turkish government itself!!

With such an improvement in Turkish/Russian relations in the last week, who knows?!? Turkey may well pivot to Russia, declare itself a BRICs nation, and tell NATO to just vanish, permanently.

Aug 16 11:44

Israel decides no criminal charges for police who seized Palestinian girl's bicycle

One of the officers was suspended from the force after the incident late last month, documented by a B'tselem video camera. The footage showed two border policemen chasing a Palestinian girl, eight-year-old Anwar Burqan, of Hebron's al-Ibrahimi Street, as she rode a bicycle.

It showed one of the officers picking up the bicycle and tossing it into the bushes.

Large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. In their defense, the officers told investigators the girl's bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians and they wanted to protect her.

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So, let me get this straight: these officers wanted to "protect" this 8 year old child....by throwing away and ruining her bicycle?!?

WOW, it really takes MANLY MEN to do that.

But hey, that's Israel in the 21st century; the most wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy in this world, AND... with nuclear weapons!!

Aug 16 11:30

DOCUMENTS CONFIRM CIA CENSORSHIP OF GUANTÁNAMO TRIALS

IN JANUARY 2013, during the military trial of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, a defense lawyer was discussing a motion relating to the CIA’s black-site program, when a mysterious entity cut the audio feed to the gallery. A red light began to glow and spin. Someone had triggered the courtroom’s censorship system.

The system was believed to be under the control of the judge, Col. James Pohl. In this case, it wasn’t.

Later, Pohl said the censorship was the work of an “OCA,” short for “Original Classification Authority.” In the future, he said, no external body would be permitted to unilaterally censor what was happening in his courtroom.

Many have speculated that Pohl’s “OCA” is in fact the CIA. That speculation is now confirmed with the release of three new documents by The Intercept. The documents show the evolution of secret rules governing what is and is not allowed to be discussed before the military court at Guantánamo.

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Why in the name of heaven is the US military torturing when they know that the tortured person will say anything his torturers want him to say to get the torture to stop?!?

Because this wasn't about what the tortured had done or not done; it was about eliciting confessions with which to justify the continued use torture.

I would like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, we demonstrate to the world that Americans are complete, abysmal hypocrites when it comes human rights, democracy, and the moral treatment of prisoners of war.

And I would also like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, this gives carte blanche for foreign countries which really don't like the American government that much, to torture our civilian and military personnel.

Please do take a moment to reflect on that, won't you?!?

Aug 16 11:19

U.N. Peacekeepers, U.S. Embassy Stand Down As American Aid Workers Beaten, Raped In Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.

“Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the head,” she remembers him saying.

She didn’t really have a choice. By the end of the evening, she had been raped by 15 South Sudanese soldiers.

On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners, in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan’s three-year civil war. They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions, several witnesses told The Associated Press.

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What the hell is wrong with UN personnel if they cannot protect people from these atrocities?!?

OR DO THEY EVEN CARE?!?

Dr. Ban Ki Moon gets wined and dined all over the planet, at various fetes, but when it comes to enforcing the effectiveness of UN forces under these circumstances, he is absolutely, utterly useless, and should be immediately sacked.

Unless, and until, the UN gets a Secretary General who is willing to put his discipline and energy where his mouth is, incidents like this will just keep occurring.

Aug 16 10:45

Obamacare Sticker Shock: Average 2017 Premium Surges 24%

The reference, of course, was to the state by state surge in proposed 2017 Obamacare premiums, contrasted with what the government contends is a modest 1.0% inflation rate.

Now, courtesy of a new study by independent analyst Charles Gaba - who has crunched the numbers for insurers participating in the ACA exchanges in all 50 states - we can also calculate what the average Obamacare premium increase across the entire US will be: using proposed and approved rate increase requests, the average Obamacare premium is expected to surge by a whopping 24% this year.

Aug 16 10:35

THIS IS HOW PRIVATE PRISON COMPANIES MAKE MILLIONS EVEN WHEN CRIME RATES FALL

Occupancy requirements, as it turns out, are common practice within the private prison industry. A new report by In the Public Interest, an anti-privatization group, reviewed 62 contracts for private prisons operating around the country at the local and state level. In the Public Interest found that 41 of those contracts included occupancy requirements mandating that local or state government keep those facilities between 80 and 100 percent full. In other words, whether crime is rising or falling, the state must keep those beds full. (The report was funded by grants from the Open Society Institute and Public Welfare, according to a spokesman.)

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Private prisons have had a history of betting on political candidates financially to ultimately fatten their own coffers.

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IF you have not seen it, please watch Michael Moore's "Who Do We invade Next?!?", even if you are not a fan of his work.

There is one segment where he goes to a men's prison in Norway; and what he discovers is nothing less than amazing. These people are treated kindly, and as though they have a future which is not criminal. Their environments are clean and comfortable. As reported at businessinsider.com in December of 2014:

In Norway, fewer than 4,000 of the country's 5 million people were behind bars as of August 2014. That makes Norway's incarceration rate just 75 per 100,000 people, compared to 707 people for every 100,000 people in the US. On top of that, when criminals in Norway leave prison, they stay out. It has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world at 20%. The US has one of the highest: 76.6% of prisoners are re-arrested within five years. Norway also has a relatively low level of crime compared to the US, according to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The majority of crimes reported to police there are theft-related incidents, and violent crime is mostly confined to areas with drug trafficking and gang problems. Based on that information, it's safe to assume Norway's criminal justice system is doing something right. Few citizens there go to prison, and those who do usually go only once. So how does Norway accomplish this feat? The country relies on a concept called "restorative justice," which aims to repair the harm caused by crime rather than punish people. This system focuses on rehabilitating prisoners.

The us penal system is stupid, brutish, and counterproductive in the extreme, and it is engineered to be so, in order to hold on to it's huge budgets; the private prison system is even more so, because recidivism translates into more bucks for shareholders.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 16 10:03

SOROS HACK EXPOSES PLOT BEHIND REFUGEE CRISIS, HIS MEDIA CONTROL, CASH FOR “SOCIAL JUSTICE”

Leaked files from billionaire globalist George Soros’ Open Society Foundation two days ago have exposed several startling machinations about the organization — including flagrant schemes to manipulate the media, influence international immigration policy, and cash designated for social justice initiatives.

Soros has been outed previously for pulling political strings in Ukraine, but as one memo revealed in the massive DCLeaks cache shows, the globalist also sought direct manipulation of Western media to align with that political agenda.

Titled the “Ukraine Media Project,” the memo’s authors admit that “this isn’t proper independent journalism and we may damage our credibility with journalists,” but that “journalists may produce stories that have no relevance for the narrative we seek to inform or stories that are counterproductive (enforcing narratives of fascism, etc.)”

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Why am I not surprised at this man's actions?!?

And OSF labeling the immigration crisis as "the new normal"?!?

You see, it is never the" new normal" for those behind gates, walls, and brigades of security personnel; the monied are, of course, completely insulated from the chaos this brings.

It is only supposed to be "the new normal" for the rest of the people who have to put up with it, including the ancillary crime, gangs, and drugs which come with this crisis.

OF COURSE, the US could stop the wars which have generated this immigration chaos; but that...would be logical.

Aug 16 09:55

SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE: ‘STOP TRYING TO FIX THE POLICE, FIX THE GHETTO’

“People have to find a more socially acceptable way to deal with their frustration, their anger and resentment,” Sheriff Clarke said, adding the “war on police” mentality was a “political construct” that had been implemented by the left for a political end.

“Same thing, same model, same subversive groups involved with different names now, different generation of course – as all those folks and the students for a Democratic society got old,” Clarke said.

Here are a few excerpts from Sheriff Clarke’s insightful press conference:

“Police use of force serves as an igniter — there’s no doubt — but to an already volatile mix of urban pathologies, failed urban policy that exacerbates inescapable poverty, failing public schools, inadequate parenting. Father-absent homes — we all know when fathers are not around to shape the behavior of young boys, they often times grow up to be unmanageable misfits that police have to deal with in an aggressive fashion.”

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In listening and watching the people who were rioting, I had to shake my head, and ask, "Where were the parents of these people while they were growing up?!?

Did they not understand that without the ability to speak and write a standard English, that their kids were doomed to never find decent, well paying jobs?!?

And what about the abject failure of their school system?!? Every school administrator and teacher in that district of Milwaukee should be immediately canned, the teacher's union (if it exists) be scrapped in favor of a teachers who can really teach, using a performance-based curriculum which measures a teacher's worth to the district by the level of comprehension of material presented, but not "teaching to the test", which has been enshrined by Common Core.

With love and structure, kids can - and will - learn.

Remember the great film, "Stand and Deliver"?!?

This was based on a true story, where a math teacher in East LA was tired of being told that his kids "couldn't really do math", and had them compete at such a high level that the district accused him of "cheating" to get scores as high as those kids did.

When they were re-tested, with monitors in their room, they tested just as high - if not higher - than they did the first timed.

Milwaukee needs an ARMY of teachers like this, who get well compensated for what they do.

Aug 16 09:48

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, And Killers

The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms.

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

Aug 16 09:47

The Mainstream Media Has Become A Criminal Accomplice To Naked Campaign Fraud And Election Theft

What the American people are now witnessing during this presidential election cycle has always gone on. The MSM (Mainstream Media) has always skewed election coverage to favor one candidate over another. It’s called M A N U F A C T U R E D C O N S E N T. Whoever the elites wants will ALWAYS win the day.

However, what the 2016 presidential election cycle has brought the USA is a gross exaggeration of this quadrennial scandalous phenomenon. Let’s face it: Whoever controls the media controls the message. Whoever controls the message controls the outcomes. Therefore, whoever the ruling elites want to win this election will receive favorable coverage; whoever they oppose will be dumped on.

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There is no truth to the corporate media report that I still have overdue library books from my college days! :)

Aug 16 09:37

PARENTS WHO CAN'T PAY THE BILL FOR KIDS' INCARCERATION CAN STILL GO BANKRUPT, A US COURT RULES

When Maria Rivera got a bill from Orange County for her young son's year in juvenile detention, she sold her house to pay for it, but ended up short, and the county got a court order for another $10K to pay the remainder and various fees and penalties.

When Rivera declared bankruptcy, the county refused to let up, arguing that the law that prevents parents from escaping their child-support duties in bankruptcy applied to parents who'd been dinged for their kids' jail time. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county, saying that this was bullshit, and letting Rivera get on with her life.

The court wrote that the case was "troubling" because it "compromise[s] the goals of juvenile correction and the best interests of the child, and, ironically, impair the ability of his mother to provide him with future support."

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Aug 16 09:36

THIS IS HOW PRIVATE PRISON COMPANIES MAKE MILLIONS EVEN WHEN CRIME RATES FALL

We are living in boom times for the private prison industry. The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of private prisons, has seen its revenue climb by more than 500 percent in the last two decades. And CCA wants to get much, much bigger: Last year, the company made an offer to 48 governors to buy and operate their state-funded prisons. But what made CCA’s pitch to those governors so audacious and shocking was that it included a so-called occupancy requirement, a clause demanding the state keep those newly privatized prisons at least 90 percent full at all times, regardless of whether crime was rising or falling.

Aug 16 09:23

PARENTS WHO CAN'T PAY THE BILL FOR KIDS' INCARCERATION CAN STILL GO BANKRUPT, A US COURT RULES

When Maria Rivera got a bill from Orange County for her young son's year in juvenile detention, she sold her house to pay for it, but ended up short, and the county got a court order for another $10K to pay the remainder and various fees and penalties. When Rivera declared bankruptcy, the county refused to let up, arguing that the law that prevents parents from escaping their child-support duties in bankruptcy applied to parents who'd been dinged for their kids' jail time. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county, saying that this was bullshit, and letting Rivera get on with her life

Aug 16 09:12

Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Media Is Essentially 100 Percent United Against Donald Trump

Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept, formerly of The Guardian newspaper, laid out in an interview with Slate magazine that the media in the United States has decided to band together in a last-ditch effort to stop the rise of 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.

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Aug 16 08:57

WikiLeaks Reveals Rothschild Billion Dollar Money Laundering Plot

The classified cable from the Public Library of US Diplomacy published by WikiLeaks exposes Rothschild Bank “advising” a “secret and corrupt” billion dollar transaction in order to create a “massive money laundering scheme” in Senegal and crash the struggling nation’s economy.

Aug 16 08:46

California about to pass the 'Medical Pedophiles Protection Act' to criminalize journalists for posting videos that document medical abuse of children, seniors and surgical patients

Doctors who rape patients under anesthesia can now count on the corrupt state government of California to protect their "privacy" from investigative journalists who film them to expose their abusive assaults. Abortion chop shop organ harvesting factories -- also known as "Planned Parenthood" -- would also be safe from the scrutiny that comes from the investigative journalism that recently caught their principals on tape, admitting to harvesting intact human heads (and other body parts) from partially born, living, breathing babies who are then killed on sight so that their valuable organs can be collected and sold off for "medical science."

Aug 16 08:21

Cell-Jamming Technology Is Being Turned against Journalists

Technology developed to jam cellphones during the Iraq War may be getting deployed against journalists reporting on protests against the political establishment in the United States.

While police and government surveillance of protests, including monitoring of cellphone use, is well-documented, efforts to block signals at protests remains an oft-repeated, but never proven, rumor.

It may be impossible to definitively prove that authorities are using cellphone “jamming” technology, but journalists working with both mainstream and independent media reported unusual difficulties accessing the internet during recent protests at the gates of the Democratic National Convention, consistent with the effects this very real technology could have.

Aug 16 08:18

Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting of lords and academics and experts to stymie Brexit and thwart the will of 17.4m people? In all the years I’ve been writing about politics, I cannot remember a time when democracy has been treated with as much disgust, with as much naked, Victorian-era elitism, as it is being today. And yet we’re all bizarrely mellow. We’re going about our business as if everything is normal, as if the elites aren’t right now, this very minute, in revolt against the people. We need to wake up.

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There is a solution to this problem of an uppity ruling class. Just ask Charles I.

Aug 16 07:56

Obama and Hillary DID Found ISIS - This 2012 US Government Memo Proves It

The latest “OMG, Trump said that!” moment is The Donald’s claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, correspondingly, the “founder” and “cofounder” of ISIS. True to form, the media reaction has been to shriek in outrage that he would cast aspersions on such august personages.

As of this writing, not one American media source of which this writer is aware has brought up in relation to Trump’s claims the August 2012 report (declassified and released in 2015 under a FOIA request from Judicial Watch) from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) stating that “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The “supporting powers” are identified as “western countries” (no doubt including and led by the United States), “the Gulf States” (presumably including and led by Saudi Arabia), and “Turkey” (just Turkey).

Aug 16 07:48

Soros’ correspondence hacked: secret files on Ukraine revealed

Hackers from the DCLeaks organization published more than 300 closed files of the Soros Fund, relating to Ukraine as well as home and foreign policy of the US.

The documents also include lists of grants given to journalists and media centres. The papers describe work of about 100 journalists who would report on events in the Crimea and the east of Ukraine. It is noted in one of the documents that total sum intended for funding of the project makes up about 500,000 dollars a year. Such information portals as Krym.Realii, Hromadske TV and Ostrov are named among those cooperation contacts.

Aug 15 19:46

Taxpayers at risk as Obamacare crumbles

The health insurance exchanges that are the beating heart of Obamacare are on the edge of collapse, with premiums rising sharply for ever narrower provider networks, non-profit health co-ops shuttering their doors, and even the biggest insurance companies heading for the exits amid mounting losses. Even the liberal Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill is warning of a possible “Obamacare meltdown” this fall.

Aug 15 18:28

“To Ensure Her Election”: Wasserman-Schultz Admits She Really Worked For Hillary While at DNC

Still don’t believe that elections are rigged, and that the whole thing is a sham?

Aug 15 17:28

Video: Hillary Clinton’s Crowd Size Dwarfed By Trum

While mainstream media claims Clinton is beating Trump in the polls, evidence shows much larger crowds arriving at Trump speeches and events.

Aug 15 17:16

Obama Wants A Third Term And This Is How He Could Make It Happen (Crazy, but doable)

Looking at the situation in the U.S. and the turmoil in the world it will be astonishing if we even make it to the “elections” this November. Obama does not want to leave the office. He has not completed his “fundamental transformation” and there are several avenues available to him that have not yet been pursued. All of them involve a dramatic event that will enable him to suspend elections and remain in office until the end of the emergency (therefore indefinitely).

Aug 15 16:35

Media FINALLY Breaks Silence on Hillary Health…

Heat Street has compiled evidence of the media’s growing willingness to touch the forbidden question of the Democratic nominee’s health. Does she need to release those medical records to be straight with the public?

Aug 15 16:31

London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

The Metropolitan Police is to spend £2.1m of public money funding a unit that will actively investigate “offensive” comments on Twitter and Facebook, according to reports.

Backed by a team of “volunteers”, the Met's new unit will actively seek out anything “deemed inappropriate” on social media services, according to the Sunday papers.

Scotland Yard is splurging £1.7m of its own budget on the headline-grabbing stunt, which will have five full-time detectives on its staff.

The Home Office is contributing a further £452,756 to the Online Hate Crime Hub, as reported by the Sunday Telegraph.

Aug 15 16:23

Because WW3 is a great idea! : Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program.

Aug 15 15:45

‘AMERICA’S MERKEL’

“Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany,” Trump said. “It is a catastrophe.”

Aug 15 14:47

Trump Slams ‘Disgusting And Corrupt’ NY Times: “Their Reporting Is Fiction. The Media Protects Hillary!”

GOP nominee Donald Trump slammed the New York Times as a “failing” media enterprise Sunday, after it published two hit pieces against him, mirroring Clinton campaign talking points.

Aug 15 14:46

"the first person in the world to be publicly identified a confirmed PRISM target...

a pro-democracy activ1ist.

a middle-aged former tax man and a pro-democracy activist. But four years ago, a botched operation launched by New Zealand spies meant he suddenly found himself deemed a potential terrorist — his passport was revoked, his home was raided, and he was placed on a top-secret National Security Agency surveillance list.

Aug 15 14:34

Clinton Foundation Investigation Could Spell Hillary’s Doom

This sort of corruption would be intolerable to liberals and the mainstream media if a Republican were engaged in it. Yet these same liberals reflexively dismiss all such corruption claims against team Clinton as lacking "definitive proof" or as insignificant or immaterial. As a result, for too long, the Clintons have gotten away such scams. One can only hope that this time Bill and Hillary meet their match in U.S. attorney Bharara.

Aug 15 14:09

Here’s a good example of how government ‘watch lists’ fail

A recent audit of a California database designed to keep track of known gang members in the state revealed that the watch list included the names of dozens of admitted gang members who are still in diapers. -- Proponents of efforts to prohibit gun ownership for people who end up on the federal government’s terror watch lists frame the proposals as no-brainers that will make all Americans safer. But what they never talk about is the inefficiency and downright inaccuracy of the government-maintained rosters that sometimes stand between citizens and basic rights.

Aug 15 14:05

In 2016, liberty loses no matter who wins — Ron Paul

For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class’s long history of supporting expanded presidential power. There is also little talk of how the imperial presidency is just as much a creation of Congress as it is of power-hungry presidents.

Aug 15 14:00

Politicians hate working people

A minimum wage law is not an employment law. It is an unemployment law. It’s the eighth plank of Communism. It is a collectivist idea that all workers are equal and should be paid the same, regardless of the task they perform. It is contrary to liberty as it prohibits two parties from entering into a mutually beneficial contract. It thereby prohibits low-skilled workers from working at all.

Aug 15 13:47

45th Anniversary: The Day Nixon Killed Keynes’ Phony Gold Standard

If the free market does not produce a gold standard, it's a fake standard. It is based on government promises. Do not trust it. Nixon implemented what was implicit from the beginning: a violation of contract with the public. Roosevelt had broken the contract with the American public in 1933. Nixon simply extended the betrayal to foreign central banks. It can be summarized in three words: "You dumb clucks."

Aug 15 13:41

BookTV ... Kimberly Strassel: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

Kimberly Strassel talked about her book The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, in which she argues that the left is trying to usurp the political process. She was interviewed by Ginni Thomas.

Aug 15 12:41

On Rape, Clinton Campaign Deletes ‘You Have The Right to Be Believed’ From Website

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign deleted her comment on the campaign website assuring rape victims that they deserved to be believed.
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” Clinton said in September 2015.

That quote was featured on the campaign website, according to Reddit user “goonsack” but the line “you have the right to be believed” has since been deleted.

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I love the smell of irony in the morning!!

Aug 15 12:35

SCHOOL TYRANNY: Honors Students Forced to Repeat Grade for Opting Out of Government Testing

A parental rights group, Opt Out Florida, wrote on its website that the suit was "an indictment of test and punish ... systems everywhere", and that "a positive outcome from this case will have repercussions nationally – for the benefit of ALL children in public schools."

The lawsuit aims to have the policy declared unconstitutional. This is an excerpt from the lawsuit:

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Good on these parents; I hope the outcome here is successful.

What the alleged "educational purpose" of schooling in this country has become is all about getting Federal funding by encouraging compliance and indoctrination, rather than teaching critical thinking, making morally mature choices, and truly intellectually grasping the material which is presented to them.

Our kids cannot begin to keep up with kids in Asia, or Scandinavia, in terms of math, language, and science; and I cannot help thinking that to some degree, this has been deliberate on the part of this government.

Thinking, intellectually capable citizens wouldn't put up with one tenth of the codswallop Americans swallow in terms of their government's phony narratives.

Aug 15 11:37

Obama admin blocked FBI probe of Clinton Foundation corruption: Report

After banks alerted the field offices to suspicious activity involving the Clinton family charity, the FBI wanted to investigate conflicts of interest stemming from foreign donations during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, CNN reported.

“Today’s news that President Obama’s Department of Justice overruled three separate DOJ field offices and the FBI in declining to open a public corruption charge against the Clinton Foundation shows a troubling pattern of Obama and Clinton politicizing any government institution for their own personal political interests,” Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement.

“This latest refusal to allow even a cursory investigation into the Clinton Foundation’s pay-for-play dealings smacks of political favoritism. This is exactly why the American public has lost trust in the U.S. government and is ready to elect an outsider like Donald Trump,” Mr. Miller said.

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That's obstruction of justice.

And that is an impeachable offence!

Aug 15 11:14

TWITTER BOWS TO ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO CENSOR TWEETS

Though Israel’s reputation as a true democracy has certainly come under fire, its advocates proudly point to its freewheeling press as an exemplar of the values of liberal Zionism. But even this last holdout of Israeli democracy israpidly receding, particularly in traditional domestic print and broadcast media and, more recently, among foreign-headquartered social media platforms.

The governing right wing has succeeded in gaining a virtual monopoly over the newspaper-reading public. Sheldon Adelson, an American casino magnate, founded Israel Hayom (“Israel Today”) in 2007 as a free Hebrew daily allied with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right political agenda.

Israeli political reporter Tal Schneider, writing for the i24 news portal in 2014, revealed that Adelson’s funding is the sole reason the paper survives:

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Bibi Netanyahu dreams of a criticism-free Israeli media, including social media, like facebook and twitter, even when that criticism is logical, and well-deserved.

Aug 15 11:08

Hillary Plans Steps Toward North American Union If Elected

Months ago, we predicted that the North American Union would return as a political issue in this presidential race. Hillary intends to move in this direction if elected.

Once president, she will reportedly take emphatic steps to do to the US what has been done in Europe: Combine countries in a larger, streamlined “partnership.” In this case the countries are Canada, Mexico and the US.

We explained long ago, that a signal to bring back this disastrous idea was Trump’s popular and determined intention to oppose easy migration from Mexico to the US. George Soros responded with funding for an amorphous Latin-American movement aimed at greater integration.

Top Mexican officials seized the opportunity to re-position Mexico in ways to support additional coalescing. You can see our latest article on the topic HERE: “As Predicted, North American Union Returns Under Guise of ‘Greater Integration.”

Aug 15 09:56

Historic paintings moved to 'controlled' campus rooms after university finds them 'harmful'

Historic paintings that adorned the halls of a Wisconsin university for decades -- until someone took offense at their depiction of Native Americans -- will be seen by appointment only.

The paintings, which critics say show the Native Americans in a subservient role to white settlers, were destined for storage until the latest compromise was reached. University of Wisconsin-Stout President Bob Meyer said the potentially "harmful" art will be kept locked in conference rooms.

"...Their current uncontrolled access pose a risk of having a harmful effect on our students and other viewers," Meyer said in a statement last week on the paintings.

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More PC bovine excrement!

Aug 15 09:56

CALIFORNIA BILL CRIMINALIZING MEDIA REPORTING OF UNDERCOVER VIDEOS ALARMS FREE SPEECH ADVOCATES

Controversy surrounding secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue sales has morphed into a California proposal that would punish media companies for reporting on certain undercover videos. But media groups say the bill, which is on the verge of clearing the Legislature, could have a "chilling effect" on free speech and set the state up for First Amendment court battles.

Born from the 2015 hidden-camera footage released by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood is pushing Assembly Bill 1671 which it claims will protect abortion clinics and other health care providers from similar malicious sting operations.

The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of "health care providers" and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Aug 15 09:51

PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTOR'S $1B NO-BID DEAL TO RUN IMMIGRATION JAILS GUARANTEES 100% OCCUPANCY PAYOUTS

Private prison titan Corrections Corporation of America has extensively diversified its holdings into the entire carceral-industrial sector: halfway houses, electronic monitoring, mental health -- and family immigration detention, a growth industry where the human rights standards are rock-bottom and the payouts are guaranteed to jackpot.

CCA won a $1B no-bid federal contract to operate America's "baby-jails" -- the family immigration detention centers whose inmates include very small children and infants. The deal guarantees CCA full fees (based on 100% occupancy) even if the centers sit empty.

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How in the name of heaven did CCA wind up the recipient of this no-bid contract, when they have a proven track record of not being up to the job of caring for women and children in their care?!?

It is a very simple recipe; campaign money, and connections, as indicated here:

Connections and Contributions: Corrections Corporation of America

Aug 15 09:39

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SEALS AUTOPSY RESULTS OF ALTON STERLING’S DEATH

The results on an autopsy performed on a Baton Rouge, Louisiana man following his shooting death at the hands of police will remain sealed, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

However, the judge unseal the motion that led to the decision, explaining he was doing so because the “coroner is being threatened with litigation by those who do not believe his stated reasons for withholding the report,” Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s order said.

Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police early in the morning of July 5 outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge.
His death was captured on video and posted online, causing a rash of public outrage and it set off protests against police brutality locally and across the country.

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The US Federal Government must be terrified of what that autopsy report reveals.

Aug 15 09:36

PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTOR'S $1B NO-BID DEAL TO RUN IMMIGRATION JAILS GUARANTEES 100% OCCUPANCY PAYOUTS

Private prison titan Corrections Corporation of America has extensively diversified its holdings into the entire carceral-industrial sector: halfway houses, electronic monitoring, mental health -- and family immigration detention, a growth industry where the human rights standards are rock-bottom and the payouts are guaranteed to jackpot.

Aug 15 09:32

Wealth Tax Looms As Greeks Forced To Declare All 'Assets' To Tax Authority

“Taxpayers must declare all the cash they have in their hands, even one euro!” an official from the Finance Ministry told newspaper To Vima on conditions of anonymity.

Aug 15 09:25

It’s a cookbook!

These books are not just conjecture or analysis by gifted, far-sighted writers; they are really the equivalent of the Kanamit’s cryptological culinary tome, and they function as the roadmap – the cook books – that the ruling elites, of which these authors were/are key members, in whom we are supposed to “simply trust,” use to broadly outline for their subordinates and unsuspecting readers, i.e. human “ingredients”, of their future courses of action “To Serve Man.”

One can only hope that we can get the world off spaceships piloted by the likes of Huntington and Brzezinski, or his accolytes like Hillary Clinton, that promises nothing but a fatal ending, and chart a new course for mankind to avoid our being just more ingredients on the menu of Kamanits like Brzezinski.

Aug 15 09:20

Get Digging Conspiracy 2,576 Files From George Soros' Open Society Foundation Have Been Leaked

As I find things of interest I will post them in this comment therefore this comment will be fluid as new info comes along from the leaks. I will name them of interest1 etc... stay tuned..

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According to this little gem, the establishment views the independent media as a real threat!

I'm glad somebody noticed! :)

Aug 15 09:20

PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTOR'S $1B NO-BID DEAL TO RUN IMMIGRATION JAILS GUARANTEES 100% OCCUPANCY PAYOUTS

Private prison titan Corrections Corporation of America has extensively diversified its holdings into the entire carceral-industrial sector: halfway houses, electronic monitoring, mental health -- and family immigration detention, a growth industry where the human rights standards are rock-bottom and the payouts are guaranteed to jackpot.

Aug 15 09:11

2 videos of 5 minutes: Hillary hacked e-mails meant to be ‘missing’/deleted show criminal links of Clinton Foundation to State Department favors, former DNC Chair admits ‘preparing Hillary as nominee’ = admission of election fraud

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Ben Swann’s sharp 3-minute Reality Check:

Hillary Clinton “served” as US Secretary of State from January 2009 to February 2013. Documentation in this article:

$2 billion Clinton Foundation: 10% for aid, ~50% looted by Bill & Hillary. ‘Missing/deleted’ e-mails will prove Hillary sold US State Dept ‘favors’ for Clinton Foundation ‘donations.’ Short video summaries, 64-minute full documentary

Facebook’s Adryenn Ashley and Griefage’s 2-minutes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ television admission in her tenure as Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair from 2011 to 2016:

“The work we did to prepare for Hillary Clinton to be our nominee, and then make sure that we can get her elected President is absolutely critical to advancing the issues that are important.”

Obviously, this is admission of election fraud. Documentation:

Aug 15 08:18

German President Booed, Attacked; Claims "The People Are The Problem, Not The Elites"

Revolution is closer than you think...

Following Angela Merkel's earlier calls for German CEOs to hire refugees, and as Martin Armstrong notes, Germany has raided its healthcare funds to support the refugee crisis...

The government passed a law that allows them to take 1.5 billion euros from the liquidity reserve of the public health care fund (10 billion euros in total, paid by all members and additionally by the taxpayer) and to give that money to refugees / asylum seekers.

What would you call this? Insane?

Aug 15 08:16

How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen (Or Why 'The Top' Believes 'The Bottom' Needs Managing)

Confirming the distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist; German President Joachim Gauck's stunning statement that "the elites are not the problem, the people are the problem," has prompted Peggy Noonan - writing in The Wall Street Journal - to call out the fact that those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage...

Aug 15 07:16

Greeks will have to declare to tax office even cash below 100 euro

The long planned registration of all kinds of private wealth will go into effect in February 2017. More than 8,500,000 tax payers registered in Greece will be called to declare all moveable and immovable assets, their total “wealth”, and even cash they possess even if it is below 100 euro. Furthermore, the taxpayers will have to register changes in their assets when they occur and not annually.

Aug 15 07:11

Secret Elites: Why Forbes’ Rich List Excludes World’s Richest Families

Forbes’s rich list doesn’t include members of Royal families or dictators who hold their wealth through a position of power, or who control the riches of their country. In this way, the real people pulling the strings are able to work in absolute secrecy without any media attention at all.

Aug 15 07:06

Mortgages Are Instruments Of Fraud

The word mortgage comes from the old French and quite literally means you have made a pledge that lasts until you are dead. Too bad for us that mortgages are fraudulent.

I do not think our governments will be here in their present form much longer. Things could get worse. The Bankers are trying to turn student loans into pledges unto death. But it is also possible for us to construct a better world after the Dollar Dies. In that case, one of the things we will have to do is to drastically change the way mortgages are created.

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There was a lawsuit, never reported on corporate media, called the Credit River case. A man fighting foreclosure on his home pointed out that the bank had not actually given him anything of tangible value with the mortgage. The bank had simply typed a bunch of numbers into a computer. The lawyer for the man even got the bank President to admit that was all the bank had done, type numbers into a computer, literally creating the money out of thin air. The judge and jury found for the defendant and the man got to keep his home. Although never overturned, the Credit River case was declared 'bad law" and judges refuse to allow it to be cited in other foreclosure cases. Following the case, the man's lawyer was disbarred and the judge died under questionable circumstances.

Aug 15 05:27

Humanity’s victory strategy: ‘Offense’ of solutions for unprecedented brighter future + ‘Defense’ to reveal .01% psychopaths’ illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, lying

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

I've argued that Bernie-supporters, Greens and Libertarians will remain as doormats to the Left and Right arms of the one US dictatorial rogue state until they defend victimized Americans, all humanity, and themselves by stating the Emperor’s New Clothes obvious:

.01% Republican and Democratic “leaderships” are psychopathic criminals engaged in OBVIOUS crimes centered in lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, looting by the trillions (including Dept. of "Defense"), and constant lying. Importantly, this includes election fraud by both parties and criminally-complicity corporate media that will never ever ever ever allow 3rd party power until those .01%ers are arrested and removed from power.

In addition, I recommend those “never Hillary” (including for a rogue State Department and looting Clinton Foundation) and “never Trump” should cooperate to state the important election facts:

Aug 15 01:39

Key defends Fijian anti-terror operation

Prime Minister John Key has defended a major anti-terror operation which targeted Fijian pro-democracy activists in the belief that they were planning a coup.

The operation was conducted between August and September 2012 but failed to produce any evidence of a plot to unseat the military government led by Frank Bainimarama.

New details about the operation were revealed today by TVNZ and US website The Intercept, based on documents obtained by former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

One of the men targeted in the operation, Wellingtonian Tony Fullman, is now considering legal action against the Government, TVNZ reported.

The public servant and pro-democracy activist had his passport confiscated by the domestic spying agency the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and had his home raided.

Aug 15 01:38

GCSB to spy on New Zealanders under new legislation

New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency will be able to spy on New Zealanders under legislation that is set to be introduced by the Government this week.

Prime Minister John Key is expected to announce details of the law change this afternoon if it is signed off by Cabinet.

Key cited the threat posed by Isis and global terrorism when discussing the changes this morning.

"In a world of global terrorism where Isis is trying to reach influence into a country like New Zealand, of course on a much lower scale than they do somewhere else, we can best defend ourselves by stopping that before it ever happens," Key said during an appearance on TVNZ's Breakfast.

The law change will be informed by a recent, broad-sweeping intelligence review by Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy, released in March with 107 recommendations and proposing a single piece of legislation to cover both agencies.

Aug 15 01:36

New (NZ) law targets people who leak classified information

People who leak Government information will be targeted with a new offence that carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.

Prime Minister John Key has announced legislation that will also let the Government Communications Security Bureau spy on New Zealanders' private information.

The bill comes in the same week that information leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden resulted in media reports about the GCSB's monitoring of a Fiji democracy activist.

The Government denied the new power to target whistle blowers was related to the Snowden leaks.

Its introduction is a response to a broad-sweeping intelligence review by Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy, released in March with 107 recommendations.

A new offence will be created for people who hold a government security clearance, or those given access to classified information, who wrongfully communicate, retain or copy it.

Aug 14 22:49

CLINTON DRAFTS ILLEGALS TO BOOST TURNOUT

Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday announced a program to recruit undocumented “Dreamers” into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote.

Aug 14 22:35

One year after Carriker murder acquittal, fight for justice continues

Saturday, July 30, 2016, marks one year since a Sedgwick County jury acquitted Kyler Carriker of first-degree felony murder in the shooting death of Ronald Betts. District Attorney Marc Bennett charged Carriker with murder because the state alleges that Carriker helped arrange a marijuana deal between the deceased, and another man, Lorenzo Spires. Spires showed up to the transaction with several other men, one of whom shot Carriker and Betts, and then robbed Betts.

The State of Kansas amended the inherently dangerous felony list after Betts’ death, adding “being an agent [middle-man] in a drug transaction”, presumably so that Carriker could be tried for murder.

The United States Constitution expressly forbids ex post facto prosecution, which means that the state cannot pass a law, and then retroactively charge someone for committing a crime before it was legally considered a crime, which is exactly what the state did to Carriker.
It gets worse in the merry old land of OZ!

Aug 14 17:04

BEXALERT! Breitbart Jumps the Shark in New Poll!

Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton leads in a four-way contest with 42 percent of the vote, compared to Donald J. Trump with 37 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson with 9 percent, and 3 percent for Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein, according to a Breitbart/Gravis national poll conducted Aug. 9 with 2,832 likely voters.

Aug 14 16:38

Gotcha! Juncker’s secret plans to dictate to EU nations revealed

AN EU Commission stealth plan to dictate to member Governments how they should run their countries has been unearthed by Express.co.uk.

And, as predicted by the Brexit campaign, it appears to be a thinly-veiled attempt by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to create a homogenised EU super-state.

The plans were in place BEFORE Britain’s historic Brexit vote in June – but they were quietly buried so as not to alert British voters to the longer-term future of the EU.

Aug 14 11:37

NFL denies Cowboys decal honoring fallen officers

(RNN) - The NFL told the Dallas Cowboys they could not wear a decal on their helmets honoring the city's fallen police officers during games.

The Cowboys paid tribute to the officers killed in the July downtown shootings with "Arm in Arm" stickers on the back of their helmets when training camp opened July 30. They started camp by walking on the field with officers and family members, arms linked.

Tight end Jason Witten initiated the effort.

Aug 14 08:02

FIRST WOMAN to Medal in SIX Olympics Ignored By Media Because She is Pro-Second Amendment

So this happened.
A US shooter Kim Rhode became the first woman to medal in Olympics today.

But it didn’t make many headlines.
She’s pro Second Amendment.

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Aug 14 07:58

Top 10 'acceptable' Western Establishment conspiracy theories

The label ‘conspiracy theorist’ is used by Western Establishment gatekeepers as a means of shutting down debate and smearing those who have the temerity to challenge elite-friendly narratives.
As I argued in an Op-Edge last year, there's a great irony here. Over the last twenty years or so, the biggest pushers of conspiracy theories (CTs) have been Western Establishment gatekeepers themselves.

In fact, the most outlandish, fact-free and downright dangerous ‘CTs’ have been promoted by those who are the quickest to yell "conspiracy theorist!" at others.

So here are the top ten ‘acceptable’ Western establishment conspiracy theories. If you peddle them you won’t be labelled a ‘crank’ or nut-job’, but be hailed as an ‘expert’ who may even be deserving of a column in a ‘serious newspaper’ like the Washington Post, or the London Times. And who knows, you might even get a lucrative offer from a top publishing house to write a book about conspiracy theories.

Aug 14 07:32

Confirmed: "Draw Mohammed" Contest Attackers Were Managed by FBI

Readers should backtrack to CNN's 2015 coverage of the Garland, Texas shooting to see just how badly they are being deceived. As readers watch CNN's video coverage and read the article, they must keep in mind that the FBI had been in contact with the suspects for years, and encouraged them to carry out the attack.

Aug 13 22:43

GRANDMOTHER WITH AK-47 SAVES COPS BEING ATTACKED BY STREET GANG

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

Aug 13 18:09

Little White Lies + Big Damnable Lies = Hillary Rodham Clinton

Yet, this Country now raises the specter of nominating, to the highest Office in the Land, an incorrigible liar—a person who lied to FBI. She then unabashedly compounds the lies told to the FBI by telling the American people she never lied to the FBI.

Aug 13 17:49

Common Sense Gun Owning?

The government has no right to fiddle-fart around with peoples’ rights to own firearms. Excuse me, but does anyone know that the Wounded Knee Massacre was the result of a gun confiscation scheme? The government went to take away the firearms and bows of some starving, freezing Native Americans who weren’t bothering anyone. And, rather conveniently, the government had on hand a couple mountain howitzers to make sure the women and children died along with the men as per policy. Right, they made the world safe from compassion.

Aug 13 17:21

Distancing Themselves From Hillary — The anti-neocon establishment fears nuclear war.

Hillary, like many tools, is a wind-up doll: playing the game she was trained to play and unable to consider other issues. Unfortunately, there are many like her. This is the risk to those who have created the monster (the US government) that they may not be able now to control.

Aug 13 16:37

Yes, the System Is Rigged

If Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is going to a bad moon rising. -- And the new protesters in the streets will not be overprivileged children from Ivy League campuses.

Aug 13 16:18

They’re Coming for Your Keys

We feared it was going to happen. And guess what? It did. -- Today, July 14, 2026, on the tenth anniversary of the Nice, France, truck rampage, the President made a stunning announcement. Henceforth, the private ownership of vehicles would be forbidden across the nation. In the future, only the police, the army and government officials will have the privilege of driving.

Aug 13 16:10

Rethinking The Cold War… (and the new one) — Paul Craig Roberts

Could it be any clearer? A vote for Hitlery is a vote for war. Despite this most obvious of all facts, the US media, united as one, are doing everything in their power to drive Trump into the ground and to elect Hitlery.

Aug 13 15:53

You’re With HER!?

Hillary Clinton, while serving as Secretary of State, said there were 60,000 emails and she deleted ~30,000 of them because they weren’t “work related.” Yes, but did Hillary Clinton erase incriminating emails that involved The Clinton Foundation? She claims she has a right to privacy. Source: Business Insider) You aren’t so naïve as to believe those deleted personal emails involved discussion about her grandchild or recipes for cookies?

Aug 13 15:19

Hillary, Trump, and War on Russia — The stupidest idea I’ve ever heard, and I’ve lived in Washington

Such a war would be yet another example of the utter control of America by rich insiders. No normal American has anything at all to gain by such a war. And no normal American has the slightest influence over whether such a war takes place, except by voting for Trump. The military has become entirely the plaything of unaccountable elites.

Aug 13 13:14

Why Intervention is Worse than Dictatorship?

Let me take this opportunity to make it clear that I am in no way sympathetic towards the unrepresentative Middle Eastern dictators in general and Bashar al-Assad in particular, but in order to assign blame for the wrongdoing in Syria, we need to remind ourselves of the elementary distinction between the constant and variable factors. Bear in mind that Bashar al-Assad has been ruling Syria since 2000, and before that his father had ruled over Syria for another 30 years. I do concede that Syria was not a democratic state under their rule but it was at least a functioning state. The Syrian crisis that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and made millions of refugees dates back only to 2011, something changed in Syria in that fateful year and it was obviously not Assad since he has been ruling since 2000, and up to 2011 at least people were not dying or migrating en masse out of Syria.

Aug 13 13:05

Bernies/Greens/Libertarians must assert that Reps/Dems don’t have mere ‘bad policy,’ but OBVIOUS lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, criminal bankster fraud costing trillions, complicit lying corporate media. 3rd parties are doormats until they DEFEND

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Bernie-supporters, Greens and Libertarians will remain as doormats to the Left and Right arms of the one US dictatorial rogue state until they defend victimized Americans, all humanity, and themselves by stating the Emperor’s New Clothes obvious:

.01% Republican and Democratic “leaderships” are psychopathic criminals engaged in OBVIOUS crimes centered in lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, looting by the trillions, and constant lying. Importantly, this includes election fraud by both parties and criminally-complicity corporate media that will never ever ever ever allow 3rd party power until those .01%ers are arrested and removed from power.

For example, Jill Stein frames her foreign policy as merely “better” rather than the leadership REQUIRED to defend the innocent from ongoing US/UK/Israel war-murders. 1-minute video:

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