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Apr 03 09:41

The police could be controlling your self-driving car

One of the biggest issues will be the rules under which public infrastructures and public safety officers may be empowered to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled. It is not hard to imagine why they might want such override power. One is for traffic control. As AVs proliferate there are many advantages to having them talk with intelligent roadways, the better to use scarce freeway space. Controls may also be imposed to leave lanes clear for emergency vehicles or crowded busses. Road conditions that are hard to detect by AV sensors, like weather-related lane closures, may also be more efficiently and fairly handled by having roadways or emergency crews redirect AVs away from problematic lanes, as well as around police, fire, and EMS activity. Overrides could be used to restrict certain vehicles from sensitive locations, like military sites.
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Apr 03 09:35

America's teachers are being trained in a harsh interrogation technique that produces false confessions

The Reid Technique is the go-to method for coercing false confessions in America's police interrogation rooms, and now it's being taught to America's schoolteachers, just as schools are using "zero-tolerance" policies and on-site cops to re-characterize school discipline problems as criminal matters, creating a school-to-prison pipeline. John E. Reid and Associates originated the technique, which involves "minimization" (the interrogator downplays the seriousness of the offense) and "maximization" (the interrogator threatens the accused with terrible, lasting punishment for failing to confess).

Apr 03 09:27

Here's How We Can Break Up the Banks and Avoid Another Economic Disaster

We need a new model of banking (and to an extent a reworking of the entire financial system), so that it is less likely to need rescue by the taxpayer and is more likely to serve the real economy, not a narrow interest group.

Apr 03 09:27

America, We Have a Problem: Homelessness Is Out of Control

Our cities are locked in a crisis that this presidential election season has ignored.

Apr 03 09:04

Rancher Wayne Hage Loses Battle with BLM and The Federales

Apr 03 08:55

IMF's Christine Lagarde: "When The World Goes Downhill, We Thrive"

"When the world around the IMF goes downhill, we thrive. We become extremely active because we lend money, we earn interest and charges and all the rest of it, and the institution does well. When the world goes well and we’ve had years of growth, as was the case back in 2006 and 2007, the IMF doesn’t do so well both financially and otherwise."
- Chrstine Lagarde

Apr 03 08:44

Surprise! America's Largest News Service Collaborated With Nazi Germany

According to a new and completely unsurprising academic study, the Associated Press published "material directly from Joseph Goebbels’s infamous propaganda machine" leading up to and during WWII, including anti-Soviet propaganda used to cover up some of worst crimes committed by Nazi Germany.

German historian Harriet Scharnberg discovered that "instead of printing pictures of the days-long Lviv pogroms with its thousands of Jewish victims, the American press was only supplied with photographs showing the victims of the Soviet police and ‘brute’ Red Army war criminals.”

Apr 03 08:14

MAN HARASSED AND FINED FOR PLANTING VEGETABLES IN HIS OWN YARD

A family in Sugar Creek, Missouri grew the beautiful vegetable garden in the photo above.
They’ve been given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine.

Why? Because it is in their front yard, and city officials and a few neighbors don’t like it.
Nathan Athans said he planted the garden in his front yard because it gets optimal sunlight.

His backyard only gets sunshine for about two hours per day, and only in certain areas.

Athans told KSHB that he grows several different types of vegetables on his lawn and loves tending to his garden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You will NOT grow your own food! You WILL be dependent on large food corporations! You will eat GMO, aspartame, glyphosate AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 03 08:09

False flag alert raised to red! Neocons running scared

In this week’s False Flag Weekly News (watch it above – links to all the stories here) we began with a series of worrisome indications that the neocon 9/11 perps are planning a nuclear attack on the USA:

*In a recent interview, Dick Cheney predicted “another 9/11 style attack with much deadlier weapons. I’m worried if they use chemicals or biological agents or nuclear weapons […] it will be much worse if they find deadlier weapons.”

Apr 03 08:08

FORMER CIA GENERAL: THE DAM IS JUST ABOUT TO BREAK ON OUR ECONOMY, AND WHEN IT DOES, THERE’S GOING TO BE A MAJOR DISRUPTION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD

Lt. General William Boykin (retired) told TruNews Radio Tuesday that the U.S. economy of the United States “is just about the break” and collapse. And when the dam gives way, severe food shortages and pervasive violence throughout America will warrant, in his opinion, an executive declaration of martial law.

“I’ll be very honest with you; the situation in America could be such that martial law is actually warranted, and that situation in my view could occur if we had an economic collapse,” said Boykin, a former CIA Deputy Director of Special Activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this how Obama plans to stay in office past next year?

Apr 03 08:07

Supreme Court split threatens Obama's immigration actions

President Obama is facing the very real possibility of a deadlock at the Supreme Court that guarantees his immigration actions won’t take effect before he leaves office.

If the justices split 4-4 on the case, as observers say is possible, the president’s attempt to shield nearly 5 million people from deportation would be sent back to the lower courts for another lengthy legal battle that would surely spill into the next administration.

Apr 03 07:41

Big banks on edge as US stress-test deadline looms

Consequences can be serious for lenders that fail the US Fed’s annual review
For some of the world’s biggest banks, the most important regulatory event of the year is about to begin once more.
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If the banks pass the test, they are deemed to have the resources and the wherewithal to withstand another Lehman-like shock to the system. They are therefore cleared to return a certain amount of cash to shareholders via dividends and buybacks.

But if they fail — and are barred from making any capital distributions without permission from the Fed — the consequences can be serious. The stigma of a flunked CCAR can weigh on a bank’s share price for months, while senior executives can be encouraged to fall on their swords.

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Apr 03 04:52

Who Are Trump’s Stolen Tennessee Delegates?

A heated controversy erupted when Donald Trump’s campaign claimed that the Tennessee Republican Party was trying to steal some of Trump’s at-large delegates, replacing them with delegates who are anti-Trump. Not only did this happen to Trump, but Ted Cruz was also given delegates who don’t support him. At-large delegates are only bound to vote for their candidate during the first two ballots of the convention, which is why Trump and Cruz supporters are worried. Who are these “stolen” delegates? Where can you find their names?

Here’s what you need to know.
Not All of Trump’s Appointed Delegates Actually Support Him

CALL THE TENNESSEE CHAIRMAIN, RYAN HAYNES at 865-919-4094! Let him know you support the TRUMP delegates!

Trump won the Tennessee primary on March 1 with 39 percent of the vote, guaranteeing him 33 of the state’s 58 delegates. Fourteen of these are appointed at-large delegates, of whom Trump gets seven. But for some reason, the delegates picked for Trump weren’t all the ones that Trump wanted. In fact, some of them outright dislike the presidential candidate.
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Apr 02 18:34

2016 interview with Socrates: ‘Golden Age of Greece,’ my Aesop! But you can have one for all Earth now if you want (4 of ?)

*hyperlinks live at source*

language warning: Socrates and I speak in the same direct language that caused his execution for “corrupting the young.”

“Thinkin’ ‘bout how many time I have fallen,
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin’
What heaven taught you and me, cannot be forgotten.”
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Southern Cross

Carl: Well, well, well! Look who’s back with more to say!

Socrates: I really thought we were done talking, but hey, I’m never done, am I! I’m driven by questions, Carl, and I have another one: How did the Athens I knew become a “Golden Age” in your history when I knew it was, frankly, as fucked up as one could imagine.

C: (smiles) Please begin, Socrates.

S: Athens was a slave-driver, empire driven, tribute taking, freedom-hypocritical, sexist, war-plagued, civil-war destroyed, and Socrates-murdering society.

I think I’m done. (turns and walks away)

(spins with arms opened and broadly smiling) Nah, I think we should elaborate!

Apr 02 13:45

The Website Fivethirtyeight Noted That The Way States Select Delegates Works Against Trump.

It’s Probably First Ballot Or Bust For Donald Trump At The GOP Convention

At the prediction market Betfair on Friday morning, bettors put Donald Trump’s chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination at 56 percent. That’s down a fair bit — Trump had been hovering at about 70 percent after his win in Arizona (and loss in Utah) last week. Meanwhile, the likelihood of a contested convention according to bettors has considerably increased. There’s now a 63 percent chance1 that the convention in Cleveland will require multiple ballots, according to Betfair.

In other words, the markets are now betting on a contested convention. Not just a near-miss, where the nomination is resolved at some point between the last day of GOP primaries June 7 and the start of the convention July 18, but the thing that political journalists dream about: a full-blown contested convention where it takes multiple ballots to determine the Republican nominee.

Here’s the thing, though: Those markets don’t make a lot of sense.>>>

Apr 02 13:16

"Convention><Facts": Your Guide to the Republican National Convention

On July 18, 2016, delegates will gather in Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention. Who are the delegates, what are the rules, and how does it all work? You will find all those answers and more here.

(*Check Back Often For New Rules , Rule Changes , And All Updates Of Policies .)

Apr 02 13:02

'There will be war' over disputed delegates

Trump backers: 'There will be war' over disputed delegates

Tennessee Republican Party leaders voted Saturday to finalize a list of delegates to the GOP's national presidential nominating convention over fierce objections from Donald Trump backers, who accused officials of stacking the group against the real estate mogul.

The measure, approved by a tally of 40-25, comes a day after the Trump campaign accused the party of trying to "steal" delegates, even after he handily won the state's primary last month. >>>

Apr 02 10:04

Complying With Israeli Censorship Order, NYT Conceals Name of Soldier Who Shot Wounded Palestinian

The NYT’s compliance with Israel’s censorship orders has previously provoked controversy. In 2014, the paper’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, described the compliance by Kershner and Jodi Rudoren with an order from an Israeli military censor to conceal the name of an Israeli soldier who was being held hostage.

At the time, the paper’s reporters and editors insisted that they would obey Israeli censorship orders only in the rarest and most compelling of cases.

Apr 02 09:25

Judge Orders Man Tazed for Speaking Out of Turn

Sadistic sheriff gleefully complies with order.

Apr 02 08:38

Think Before You Post: Glasgow Police Will Visit People who Make Unnecessary Social Media Posts

Glasgow police are warning people not to post unnecessary things on social media or else they might “receive a visit” from the police. In a tweet Friday morning, Greater Glasgow Police wrote, “Think before you post or you may receive a visit from us this weekend. Use the internet safely.” They also included a graphic of what people should “think” about before they pos

Apr 02 07:42

EU Minister: "Europe WILL be diverse!", "there is not going to be" a White Europe in the future

Frans Timmermans, the Vice President of the European Commission, gave a speech saying that Europe is not allowed to remain majority White.

“Diversity is now in some parts of Europe seen as a threat” he said.

“Diversity comes with challenges. But diversity is humanity’s destiny.”

“There is not going to be, even in the remotest places of this planet, a nation that will not see diversity in its future. That’s where humanity is heading.”

Apr 02 07:24

FBI Seeks Federal Supremacy to Usurp Constitutional Sheriff’s Authority in Oregon Protester Arrest

In a move that could make every Constitutional Sheriff in America impotent against the Feds, information is coming to light which indicates that the FBI is seeking means to circumvent the legally elected sheriff in Sanders County, Montana. And, sadly, the same tactics have been used before.

It is no secret that the Constitutional Sheriff is poison to the constitution-breaking Federal Government. And, subsequently, the Feds would like nothing better than to neutralize the powers of a Constitutional Sheriff. But, would the Feds knowingly break the law with plans to shield themselves via Federal Supremacy? It appears that they would, and it wouldn't be the first time.

Apr 02 07:22

Albuquerque Police Release Video of Cop Shooting Fellow Cop

Albuquerque police released body cam video of an officer shooting another officer during an undercover drug sting operation last year that led to a $6.5 million settlement this week. The video is graphic and shows an incompetent and trigger-happy Lieutenant Greg Brachle pulling up in his car, stepping out and yelling at an occupant of another car to place his hands in the air, who turned out to be a cop he had worked with before.

Apr 02 07:19

FBI drops orders against Apple, says it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

For the past six weeks, the Department of Justice has been trying to compel the Cupertino, California-based tech company to create a tool that would bypass security on an iPhone issued to Syed Rizwan Farook, citing an 18th century law. Apple has resisted, arguing that the move would compromise the security of all iPhone users.

Apr 02 05:20

Crowd Chants ‘Let Her Speak’ As Green Party Candidate Forcibly Ejected from Debate

“I attempted to participate in tonight’s forum because there can be no democracy when voters aren’t allowed to hear from the candidates seeking public office. As a non-profit entity, the Baltimore Jewish Council has a responsibility to let all candidates speak. If it chooses to support a candidate or party over another, it should relinquish its non-profit status, act under the rules assigned to political advocacy groups and not solicit tax-deductible contributions,” said Dr. Flowers.

Apr 01 17:40

IRD's data grab from Trade Me nets $3m

Inland Revenue's grab at Trade Me (NZ E-Bay equivalent) members' personal data netted it just $3 million in fresh taxes.

The department sought the details of one million members of the online auction house as part of attempts to identify unpaid tax in the "hidden economy" but settled for a database of 44,000 people.

It works out at an average of $68 of fresh taxes for each Trade Me member, but Inland Revenue says the value to the nation's coffers goes beyond the cash assessed.

The Weekend Herald's revelation of the Trade Me data grab last year showed the scope of Inland Revenue's efforts to capture data about large groups of people using powers historically targeted at individuals.

IRD deputy commissioner Mike Cunnington said the initial broad request was to "open conversation" and it eventually settled on wanting the details of any Trade Me member who had traded more than $20,000 through the site.

Apr 01 17:33

President Erdogan threatens to sue anyone who insults him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has signalled another crackdown on freedom of speech with a threat to take legal action against anyone who insults him

Speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC, Mr Erdo?an thanked those who "criticise" him but re-iterated his hard-line approach towards the Turkish media.

He has come under international scrutiny following the imprisonment of a number of journalists and other leading opposition critics on "terrorism" charges.

Mr Erdo?an said: "I would (thank) each and everyone one of those who criticise me but if they were to insult me, my lawyers will go and file a lawsuit."

Apr 01 14:32

Why immigrants are crucial to the housing market

(*Because They'll Drink Municiple Water Straight Off The Tap , And Not Complain About It ? _)

Apr 01 14:19

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK - The U.S. Military Spent Millions Bringing Nine Italian Goats To Afghanistan

Is it true that rare Italian goats were airlifted to Afghanistan?

Did Defense Department employees go to carpet tradeshows in Europe? How about on jewelry-related trips to India?

These might seem like unusual questions for the Pentagon, but lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday were trying to figure out how, exactly, a task force spent about $638 million on economic development in Afghanistan.

And more importantly, as Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., put it: “Was it worth it?”

Apr 01 12:29

FLASHBACK - Ben Carson Says Government Should Silence People with “Extreme Political Bias”

At around 3:30 in the video Beck asks Carson if he would “shut down the Department of Education?” Carson responds, “I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do.” Then, “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.”

Apr 01 11:07

North Korea Will Pursue Nuclear Missile Program, Envoy Says

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Apr 01 11:06

State Senator Initiates Review Of 'offensive' Geographic Names

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

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

Apr 01 09:54

HUD Wants To Make Living In A Tiny House Or RV Illegal

The tiny house movement has taken America by storm, in part because our economy is in the toilet. People are striving to reduce their expenses by embracing minimalism. They’re breaking free from the corporate grind because, as I’ve always advised, they are learning to live with less and radically reducing their expenses.

But, these days in America, you are sharply admonished when you try to live your life outside of the strictures of the 9-5 world. Is it any surprise that the government is now taking steps to limit our ability to drastically reduce our expenses? They always seem to make illegal anything we try to do to be more independent and moving into a tiny house appears to be the next on their list.

Apr 01 09:54

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good! And I hope these women win these lawsuits.

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 01 09:34

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Apr 01 09:27

Vaccine Maker Admits on FDA Website That DTaP Vaccine Causes Autism

yet politicians and big pharma push mandatory vaccination

Apr 01 09:23

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 01 09:15

Why Are K-12 School Leaders Being Trained in Coercive Interrogation Techniques?

One of America’s great paradoxes (or perhaps hypocrisies) is its claim to be a global beacon of freedom, even as it jails more of its citizens—by population percentage and in raw numbers—than any other country in the world. This tendency toward suspicion, hyper-enforcement and punishment is so pervasive it even trickles down to our kids.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As was the case in Nazi Germany.

Apr 01 09:04

Obama approves oil well to be put on Nevada’s National Monument that was land grabbed to protect from mining and oil wells!

Is anyone surprised to discover Obama’s true plan for the newly declared National Monument in Nevada? I’m not, but I am enraged.

He was to protect this majestic area with the declaration of a “National Monument”. It was to remain undisturbed, but now he has made allowances for an oil company.

While the Bureau of Land Management manhandles the public, the oil companies will do whatever they want.

Apr 01 08:56

Clinton Aides Pick Lawyer More Corrupt Than Them.

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

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

Apr 01 07:53

Federal Reserve Cartel's Main objectives; Manipulate Markets and The Masses

The weapon of choice is money, and central bankers utilize this weapon merciless to rain misery on the unknowing masses by purposely creating boom and bust cycles. Since Fiat was created, bankers have fed off the misery they have wrecked on humanity. How do they feed off this misery? They no longer take from Peter and give to Paul; they make sure that Peter and Paul try to rob each other and everyone else to survive. They control the game, and you are just a pawn in this game. The only day the outcome will change, is when the masses stand up and revolt. However, we would not hold our breath for that day as the masses are notorious for their delayed reactions. Many great men, former presidents included are of the same opinion.

Mar 31 18:43

Ted Cruz’s Distortions

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

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

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

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

Mar 31 18:19

Fed Pulls Overseers From MetLife in Wake of Ruling

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

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

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Mar 31 16:16

Ted Cruz is not eligible to be President of the United States; The meaning of "Natural Born."

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Yet another court has thrown a case against Ted Cruz out. Cruz's people proclaims this a validation of his legitimacy to be President., but in point of fact none of these courts actually looked at the facts; the corrupt judges simply tossed the lawsuits out without deliberation. Please send this article everywhere you can.

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Mar 31 12:04

UNCUT INTERVIEW W/ 'VAXXED' PRODUCER DEL BIGTREE, STARTS W/ NOT SURPRISING MSM LIES

Mar 31 10:45

Turkey's President Speaks At Brookings As His Bodyguards Attack Journalists, Protesters

In a few moments, Turkey's president Recep Erdogan will address the Brookings center with a speech titled "Global challenges and Turkey's goals for the year 2023." The speech can be watched below.

However, the major news is not Erdogan's speech, but what is taking place just before it, and how it puts any treatment of a Trump protest to shame.

According to FP, the speech descended into violence and chaos Thursday, with one journalist physically removed from the event site by Turkish security personnel, another kicked by a guard, and a third — a woman — thrown to the sidewalk in front of a Washington think tank where he was to speak.

A small group of protesters gathered across the street from the Brookings Institute near Dupont Circle in Washington, with one holding a large sign reading “Erdogan: War Criminal On The Loose,” while another used a megaphone to chant that he was a “baby-killer.”

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And DC police just let Turkish security get away with this behaviour?!?

This demonstration that "might makes right", is a red warning flag that a hubristic megalomania has consumed Edrogan, and set him on the path potentially toward starting World War III.

OF course, if the US is dead serious about starting a war with Russia, using Syria as the "excuse", Erdogan is the perfect "patsy" to do this.

Please remember: many foreign nationals, and US military dependents, are being ordered to leave Turkey ASAP; I cannot but help to get the feeling that something wicked this way comes, because the US has so far been unable to create regime change in Syria.

Mar 31 10:37

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

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

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Carl: Soc! Back so soon?

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

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

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

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

Mar 31 10:35

HUD Wants to Make Living in a Tiny House or RV Illegal

The tiny house movement has taken America by storm, in part because our economy is in the toilet. People are striving to reduce their expenses by embracing minimalism. They’re breaking free from the corporate grind because, as I’ve always advised, they are learning to live with less and radically reducing their expenses.

But, these days in America, you are sharply admonished when you try to live your life outside of the strictures of the 9-5 world. Is it any surprise that the government is now taking steps to limit our ability to drastically reduce our expenses? They always seem to make illegal anything we try to do to be more independent and moving into a tiny house appears to be the next on their list.

Mar 31 09:39

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 31 08:33

Collecting firewood now illegal Australia

Mar 31 08:06

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

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

Mar 31 06:54

The 6 Biggest Lies Used To Start Horrifying Wars

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

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

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

Mar 31 06:50

Depopulation Through Stealth Sterilization

In the 1990’s the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign to vaccinate millions of women in Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines between the ages of 15 and 45. The stated purpose was to protect against Tetanus or Lockjaw, a painful sometimes lethal infectious reaction to external wounds or cuts.

However, the vaccine was not given to men or boys, who are more prone to wounds from cuts and rusty nails than the ladies. Noticing this anomaly, Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman Catholic lay organization, became suspicious and had the vaccine samples tested.

The tests revealed that the WHO Tetanus vaccine used to inoculate women of child bearing age contained human Chorionic Gonadotrophin or hCG, a natural hormone that is secreted in the initial stages of pregnancy, but when combined with a tetanus toxoid stimulated antibodies rendering a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy. None of the women vaccinated were told.

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Mar 31 06:47

‘Privacy is not a privilege, it’s a fundamental human right,’ top privacy expert tells RT

Britain should use targeted surveillance to tackle terrorism rather than collecting people's private online data because the terror suspects behind recent atrocities are already known to police, a leading privacy expert says.

Mar 31 06:24

Britain 'invaded' Australia? New South Wales University accused of 'rewriting history'

A university in Australia has been accused of “rewriting history” after it was revealed that it encourages students to use the terms "invaded, occupied, and colonized" when referring to the role of British settlers in the 18th century.

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"Colonized" is accurate, but the others are not. Invasion implies a military incursion. Britain sailed some ships up to an empty stretch of coast and dropped off a bunch of prisoners.

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Mar 30 16:44

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 30 15:34

UK plans to track all internet connections could cost £1bn, campaigners warn

Home Office is told its plans in the snooper’s charter to retain web browsing history of all British citizens for 12 months would cost in excess of £1bn

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