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DICTATORSHIP

Mar 26 07:22

Rule #1: Make sure you’re in a position of strength

The United States is not the first country to be founded on these ideas, and it won’t be the last.

Yet history shows that nearly every tribe, kingdom, empire, and nation throughout history that embraced individual liberty eventually screwed it up.

To quote John Adams, “those passions are the same in all men and under all forms of [government], and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty.”

Mar 25 22:24

Muslims Are the VICTIMS of “Between 82 and 97% of Terrorism-Related Fatalities”: US Government

The Little-Known Secret to Destroying ISIS Propaganda
ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Westerners is evil.
And as a white American from a Judeo-Christian background, I am repulsed by the fact that ISIS is targeting Christians in Syria and Iraq with brutal murder … including crucifixion. [And these crimes are invariably not reported by the Western media.]

But most victims of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorism are themselves Muslim.

The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center – the United States government organization responsible for national and international counterterrorism efforts – reported in 2011 (page 14):

In cases where the religious affiliation of terrorism casualties could be determined, Muslims suffered between 82 and 97% of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years.

Mar 25 16:29

3-minute video: Public banks and monetary reform generate ~$1 million near-instant benefits for every US household: 2nd American Revolution more important than 1776

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

3-minute video from the Pennsylvania Public Bank Project; an expression from the Public Banking Institute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwsokrVysU

This article provides detailed history and data to explain what all macroeconomics courses teach: what we use for money is created as debt.

What these courses don’t usually teach are the consequences of creating what we use for money as negative numbers increasing forever: unpayable and ever-increasing total debt.

The top three benefits each of monetary reform and public banking total ~$1,000,000 for the average American household, and would be received nearly-instantly.

Mar 25 15:55

9-minute video: Dr. Dahlia Wasfi documents US/UK/Israel unlawful Mid-East war history. Either demand arrests, or be complicit for ongoing slaughter of millions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Among hundreds in alternative media, I’ve documented several areas of Emperor’s New Clothes obvious facts:

What war law states, and how US/UK Mid-East wars are the opposite of lawful.
How Israel military siege, armed attacks, and illegal weapons are genocide on the victims of Gaza; literally wiping them off the map.
War lies to trick our militaries and public to support these wars.
The extent of corporate media propaganda as literal and admitted tools of CIA Black Ops.
The overt unlawful wars and covert Crimes Against Humanity by ignoring/reneging on all promises to end poverty have killed ~500 million human beings just during the Clintons, W.Bush, and Obama administrations.
The destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government. 

Mar 25 10:59

Foreknowledge of the Brussels Bombing: Why the Dots Are Not Connected

what is unprecedented about Tuesday’s events in Brussels is the rapidity with which the extent of state foreknowledge of the attacks has been revealed.
On Wednesday, Israeli daily Ha’aretz revealed that Belgian intelligence had precise information on when the attacks would occur and what their targets would be.

The next day, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that one of the attackers involved in the airport bombing, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, had been twice deported from Turkey to the Netherlands after trying to enter Syria, and that Belgian authorities had been told of his affiliation with Islamist militias. Ibrahim’s brother, Khalid, who participated in the attack on the Maelbeek metro station, was known to have been involved in November’s Paris attacks and had an international arrest warrant issued against him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to take a good long look at this event, and previous terrorist events like it, and ask the question: cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

And what are the agendas?!?

First, most probably, was the attempt to tar Syria with the claim that these attacks were planned in Raqqa; however, no concrete information has come forward to support this claim. The US government hoped that this would mobilise Americans to believe that "Syria must be stopped", and that a ground invasion of this country was the only way to end these attacks.

Fortunately, Americans have seen far too many of these false flags to put any credence into such codswallop, so there was no traction on public opinion from these incidents.

And when Kerry went go Moscow to wag his finger at Putin and Lavrov, insisting Al-Assad had to go, and now, he most probably got laughed out of the conference room.

The second was most probably to stop movement toward the Brexit, Frexit, and Grexit, and prevent Britain, France, and Germany from leaving the EU, but bind those members together even more closely through the establishment of an EU security force, separate from Interpol. Though I doubt this will happen, due to the economic problems each country is facing, as being part of the EU.

But what concerns me is that, if these agendas were not fulfilled by these horrific acts, what is next, and how will the US presstitutes and whorespondents be ordered to "spin it"?!?

Mar 25 10:39

Obama’s New Slogan? Drones & Bombs Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

While railing against domestic gun violence, the US president is placing high-tech weapons in the hands of dictators, scoring record profits for corporations that make killing machines.

In an editorial published on Wednesday, Truthout’s Owen McCormack took President Obama to task, blasting him as the "Arms Dealer in Chief." In the piece, McCormack points out that, while Obama calls for stricter domestic gun control, the US president has also spearheaded a proliferation of arms sales to foreign governments.

"At BarackObama.com, for example, President Obama is described as a purveyor of peace who is at odds with an unenlightened Congress," writes McCormack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there were such a thing as a Presidential Hypocrisy Index (the PHI), President Obama would really have to be very close to the top of that ranking.

Mar 25 10:01

Wait, What? Ted Cruz Insists US Has ‘Never Engaged in Torture’

US Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, who has changed his stance on torture multiple times, on Wednesday falsely claimed that the United States has “never engaged in torture.”

Appearing on Fox & Friends, Cruz was asked whether he would engage in torture, enhanced interrogation, or waterboarding — methods which Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has emphatically championed, despite the practice being illegal and ineffective.

Ted Cruz may be getting a lot of serious media attention as the first candidate to announce 2016 presidential bid, but so is his website's launch. And it's not been a good first impression.
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Ted Cruz: Politics Trumps the Constitution, Calls for Anti-Muslim Gestapo
“America has never engaged in torture and we’re not about to,” Cruz responded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that Senator Cruz submit to every practice done by the US government to torture information out of people, and then make the statement in public that what was done to him was not torture and physical mutilation.

I would particularly like him to undergo what Binyam Mohamed endured at Guantanamo, and then tell the world that this is not torture:

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2009/02/09/35952/mohamed-torture-uk-us/

Senator, the defy has been well and truly hurled here!!

Mar 25 09:40

U.S. lawmakers urge Obama to allow CIA target-killing of IS leaders: report

Leaders of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee were secretly pushing President Barack Obama to allow the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out target killings against Islamic State (IS) leaders, local media reported Thursday.

A bipartisan plea had recently been sent to Obama to reconsider a policy guidance issued in 2013 that stated that the U.S. military rather than the CIA should carry out targeted strikes, U.S. TV network NBC News reported.

The plea was sent before the Brussels attacks, said NBC, quoting U.S. officials as saying that Obama was unlikely to change what he believed was a "successful high-value targeting effort."

At the outset of his presidency, Obama ramped up CIA drone missile strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, viewing them as an effective tool for degrading the extremist group al-Qaida.

However, in 2013, a policy guidance was issued that confined CIA drone activities to intelligence gathering.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a nation allegedly of laws, where do more extrajudicial assassinations get us?!?

It appears that those legislators clamoring for this kind of action are "low logic" representatives of the people of the states they represent, because these assassinations become an incredible recruiting tool for jihadist groups.

But of course, many legislators like this, because their personal portfolios may well be tied to the military industrial complex, and perpetual war simply enhances their personal portfolios.

Mar 25 09:40

Illinois Names Names under anti-BDS law

Illinois has become the first U.S. state to identify specific companies it will no longer invest state assets in because they engage in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign. LI has discussed various state anti-BDS laws here.

The Illinois Investment Policy Board included eleven companies on its new “Prohibited Investment List” because those companies boycott Israel. The list also includes five companies for their business in or with Iran and dozens of companies for their activities in Sudan.

Mar 25 07:56

The Health Insurance Scam – “Coverage” Doesn’t Mean Affordability or Access

An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

Mar 25 07:55

FBI Chief Says He Is ‘Certain’ Hillary Clinton Broke The Law

FBI chief, James Comey, has accussed the Presidential candidate of violating laws whilst handling classified government information through her private home server.

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Mar 25 07:04

Moment NYPD cop shoots a dog DEAD at pointblank range with single bullet to the head even though beloved pet was not attacking him

These shocking pictures show the gruesome moment an NYPD cop shot dead a family's dog in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

Two police officers were responding to a call at a neighboring apartment in the Bronx when Yvonne Rosado opened her door to see what the commotion was about.

Surveillance footage obtained by the New York Daily News shows her four-year-old pitbull, Spike, wandering out into the hallway and excitedly wagging his tail.

The barking dog - who seems more playful than aggressive - approaches one of the cops, who has already withdrawn his gun.

The spooked police officer backs down the stairwell before opening fire, fatally wounding Spike with a single gunshot to the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You gotta be a real MANLY man to shoot the family pet! (Apologies to Ron White).

Mar 25 06:31

Brussels attacks: How Saudi Arabia's influence and a deal to get oil contracts sowed seeds of radicalism in Belgium

There are many reasons why Belgium has become a hotbed of radical Islamism. Some of the answers may lie in the implanting of Saudi Salafist preachers in the country from the 1960s. Keen to secure oil contracts, Belgium’s King Baudouin made an offer to Saudi King Faisal, who had visited Brussels in 1967: Belgium would set up a mosque in the capital, and hire Gulf-trained clerics. At the time, Belgium was encouraging Moroccan and Turkish workers to come into the country as cheap labour. The deal between the two Kings would make the mosque their main place of worship.

Mar 25 06:29

Project Fear: Brexit Meltdown at the Bank of England

The massive PR campaign aimed at sowing and watering the seeds of dread about the potential consequences of a YES vote in the upcoming referendum on a British exit from the EU — is in full bloom. In the event of a wrong answer, all manner of biblical disasters can be expected to befall the nation, the British public is constantly being warned. The country’s national income will shrink, hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs will vanish, the City of London’s core industry — financial engineering — will migrate across the channel, the currency will collapse, house prices will plummet, European firms will stop selling products to Brits, the U.S. government will impose massive tariffs on British imports, and even Britain’s already dismal climate will get worse.

Mar 25 06:29

It Cometh from the Pit:And Hath a Knout

Once upon a time there was a fairy kingdom that lived inside a place called The Beltway, and was surrounded on all four sides by a land called America. The Beltway was aligned with another kingdom called Manhattan, inhabited by disembodied heads that spoke from the walls of bars, and with with yet another closed kingdom called Hollywood, the abode of half-educated narcissists.

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Mar 24 14:43

Tenn. woman disputes police shooting report: ‘Mentally ill’ fiancé was unarmed when cop killed him

Witnesses on Thursday contradicted a Memphis Police Department report which claimed that officers were forced to fatally shoot a mentally ill man because he armed.

According to Memphis Police Department spokesman Louis Brownlee, officers were called to the 30-year-old man’s home on Wednesday evening. Brownlee said that the man was shot after he pointed a shotgun at officers and refused to comply with their commands.

Mar 24 14:32

A Better Approach to Terrorism

incompetence is rewarded

snip: nobody blames government agencies or government police when terrorist acts are not thwarted. If anything, state actors are rewarded with increased budgets, personnel, and powers when horrific things happen on their watch. After the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York, for example, whole new federal agencies and departments were created. Federal intelligence agencies were vastly expanded. State and local police went on buying sprees for new militarized equipment.

Mar 24 14:23

Crumbling Memorial Bridge could become a ‘footbridge’ in five years without $250 million in repairs

The National Park Service said Wednesday that the historic but crumbling Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River may be closed to traffic in five years if it does not get a complete overhaul by then.

Without repairs, “it’s a footbridge” by 2021, said the Park Service’s director, Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You people just don't get it. We HAVE to send your tax money to Israel or Israel won;t let us go on being the US Government! So, shut up, pay your taxes, and breed us some more workers and soldiers. That's what you are for!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 13:00

The Bubble Will Burst, But Fed Is Waiting For Politics “With Trump Lurking Around”

It’s no conspiracy. The music will soon stop and the economy will take a big hit when the bubble bursts – even the timing has been chosen.

The upcoming election and, especially, the surprising strength of Donald Trump also make it almost impossible for the Fed to boost rates. If Trump gets elected, the Fed will almost immediately be hit by audits that will reveal lots of secret, sinister things.

So Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow central bankers can’t do anything — like raise the cost of money — that might slow the economy down and give Trump a better shot at winning the presidency.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 24 12:41

ISRAELI RIGHTS GROUP RELEASES VIDEO OF SOLDIER EXECUTING WOUNDED PALESTINIAN SUSPECT

An Israeli soldier was arrested on Thursday after a rights group published clear video images of him shooting a wounded, immobilized Palestinian suspect in the head following a knife attack in the West Bank city of Hebron earlier in the day. The graphic, distressing video was posted online by B’Tselem, an Israeli group that provides cameras to Palestinians to help them document human rights abuses in the West Bank territory that has been under military rule since Israel first occupied it in 1967.

Mar 24 10:49

UC links anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism

The principles state that in certain circumstances, anti-Israel expressions constitute anti-Semitism. Critics of Israel deny this linkage, and warn that the decision stifles freedom of speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hereby demand that UC ban all criticism of the Nazis as being "anti-Germanism!"

Mar 24 10:29

ISIS, oil & Turkey: RT films trove of jihadist docs detailing illegal trade with Ankara

An RT Documentary crew filming in northern Syria has seen Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) documents abandoned by retreating terrorists and found by the Kurds that, along with captured IS recruits, provide a stunning insight into the alleged Turkey-IS oil trade links.
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Islamic State, Syria unrest, Syria-Turkey
Shortly after the outbreak of the Syrian war, IS became a game-changer in Iraq and, in particular, Syria. Beheadings on camera, mass killings, and enslavement, as well as apparent connections to the Paris and Brussels attacks had become synonymous with the terror group, giving it wide publicity.

Running a viable militant organization with such remarkable capabilities would be impossible without some logistical and financial support from the outside.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey's Erdogan, and his family, are neck-deep in collusion with ISIS, no matter how intense their denials.

And I have to ask; with the recent corruption made manifest in Turkey's dealings with ISIS; with a massive concentration of power to the office of the President in Turkey; and with the suppression of opposite points of view, indicating that a true dictatorship has taken over, does NATO really need Turkey as a member at this point?!?

Because, geopolitically, with "friends" like this.......

Mar 24 10:14

AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE RANKED THE WORST AMONG WESTERN DEMOCRACIES. HERE’S WHY.

The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP), founded in 2012, provides an independent evaluation of the quality of elections worldwide. The EIP’s results have been published in several books, including my own Why Electoral Integrity Matters and Why Elections Fail—books that focus on comparing the quality of elections, understanding why problems arise, and diagnosing what can be done about these flaws.

We can use the data collected by the EIP to ask: Is the US the electoral role model it imagines itself to be?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that the US government rates dead last in the EIP ratings is no real surprise to anyone who has been watching the process.

Mar 24 09:50

Tractatus Terroismo Philosophicus

Mar 24 09:48

CIA Agents To Troll Alternative Media Sites In Huge Propaganda Program

The CIA are expanding an existing program that influences mainstream media outlets to promote fake propaganda stories, by having agents troll internet forums, social media, and website comment sections – in an effort to disrupt alternative media sites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greetings to our friends in National Mind Control!

Mar 24 09:33

Blair to Eradicate European Culture to Create a United States of Europe

Tony Blair has warned against “flabby liberalism” and says there needs to be a tougher centre ground approach to issues such as tackling extremism and responding to the refugee crisis … He argues that education against extremism and intolerance will come to be seen as an international obligation – in the way that environmental policy, such as tackling pollution, is addressed by international agreement. -BBC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, one purpose of the "terror" (nudge nudge wink wink) attacks is to scare the member states of the European Union into dropping their dreams of an exit form the slavery of the European Central Bank.

Mar 24 09:13

FEDERAL COURT SLAMS IRS IN TEA PARTY TARGETING CASE

On Thursday a federal appeals court finally ran out of patience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and slammed the attorneys defending the agency. Judge Raymond Kethledge, writing for the three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, said:

Among the most serious allegations a federal court can address are that an executive agency [such as the IRS] has targeted citizens for mistreatment based on their political views. No citizen … should be targeted or even have to fear being targeted, on those grounds.

Yet those are the grounds on which the plaintiffs allege they were mistreated by the IRS.… The allegations are substantial.

Kethledge then directed his ire specifically at the IRS:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The entire Obama Administration has consistently behaved as though it could flaunt US law with impunity; good for Judge Kethledge in denying the requested writ of mandamus!

Mar 24 08:33

American “Dogs of War” Have Gone Wild

The only problem is that while those making weapons get even richer military, Western citizens are getting poorer by the day. They are deprived of any social benefits and comprehensive health care services, as the money that should have been spent on such things are being spent on fancy military projects. But it doesn’t end with the staggering expenditures on weapons, since US soldiers are being regularly sent to most distant parts of the world to protect American business interests, which results in an ever increasing number of those returning home in coffins.

Mar 24 08:32

SAY IT ISN’T SO! ROTHSCHILD FAMILY MEMBER SOUGHT FOR BANKING FRAUD

The Rothschild empire has been instrumental in helping move the global elite’s wealth from traditional tax havens like the Bahamas, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands to the U.S.

Last month, the Free Thought Project reported on the above the law tax haven established inside the United States by the Rothschilds.

After opening a trust company in Reno, Nev., Rothschild & Co. began ushering the massive fortunes of the world’s most wealthy individuals out of typical tax havens, and into the Rothschild run U.S. trusts, which are exempt from the international reporting requirements.

Mar 24 08:14

The Establishment Is Changing Retirement Rules In The Middle Of The Game

The Teamster's retirement fund is set to be raided by the banks and big government. Retirees are starting to get organized to stop that from happening.

Mar 24 08:12

UC regents’ committee OKs ‘anti-Zionism’ as discrimination

With the deft addition of three words, a University of California regent defused rising tensions Wednesday over whether UC would declare “anti-Zionism” — opposition to the state of Israel — an official form of discrimination at the famously free-thinking school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I still lived in California, and were fortunate enough to have had a child, UC is the very LAST place I would allow them to go to school. Someone needs to take these regents to court for violations of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. And Israel is in need of a good dose of humble.

Mar 24 07:46

ISIS attacked Brussels? The US created ISIS? Therefore?

As far as the Brussels attacks are concerned, if we assume that ISIS was responsible, the whole scenario is turned upside down after analyzing the basis of ISIS.

The Obama administration (jointly with the Bush administration) should be announcing: “Well, we keep ISIS alive. Unfortunately, things happen. One of those things is Brussels.”

And then you could go on to query the sincerity of the word “unfortunately.”

Mar 24 07:34

Armed police out in force across Europe in wake of Brussels attacks

Emergency patrols, beefed up security at transport hubs and a heavier armed police presence have become the new reality in Europe, following the deadly Brussels attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Following every "attack" security is increased and freedom curtailed. Then there is always another "attack."

Maybe it is time to try something different.

The fastest way to end terrorism is for governments to stop hiring terrorists as tools of policy.

Mar 24 07:33

Governments of the World are Coming for Your Cash

Banks can’t exist without deposits. Keeping money in a mattress is preferable to being financially bled to death with negative rates. Central bankers are well aware of this and are already prepositioning policies and taking steps to prevent the coming exodus. Outlawing large denominational physical cash and large cash transactions will be used to financially imprison the public while the negative interest rates simultaneously pick their pocket.

How low would negative rates have to go before you withdrew all of your money from the bank?

Mar 23 16:47

GOP establishment is lining up behind Cruz as best chance to derail Trump

(*Putin's playing Chess .
The G.O.P. is playing Craps
... and they are Crapping Out ! )

Mar 23 15:29

The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

Mar 23 14:31

Cops in Brooklyn arrest a US postal worker while he's delivering a package after he'd criticized their driving

The recent arrest of an on-duty U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee in Crown Heights was unjustified, racially motivated and “could have been another Eric Garner situation," Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at a Tuesday press conference. yesterday. Glenn Grays, 27, was arrested by four plainclothes officers on March 17 on President Street, Adams said.

Prior to the arrest, Grays was nearly hit by an unmarked police vehicle as he exited his USPS truck, he said.Grays then “made comments, as any New Yorker would do,” Adams said — prompting the four officers in the vehicle, including one lieutenant, to jump out of their car and surround him on the sidewalk.

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Mar 23 12:50

Israel - Map Censorship

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

Mar 23 12:39

Why Hillary Clinton Should Fear Robert Kagan

She should fear Robert Kagan because he provides an intellectual basis for her worst instincts. Her instincts are to solve problems by force, to assert American might. And then most of the problems we’re facing now—the lead of our foreign policy should not be force. Force has got to be there, and it's got to play a role, particularly in the issue of terrorism, fighting terrorism. But basically, it’s got to be diplomacy and economics, and organizing alliances for action to tackle these problems. That’s got to come first. And Kagan really doesn’t put much store in organizing coalitions to tackle problems—it’s all about assertion of American might.

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Mar 23 11:47

The U.S. Government Continues Torture Practices As American Public Remains Silent

By Derrick Broze

As the American public prepares for a new president, it is important to reflect on the actions of the current administration so that we may avoid the mistakes of the past and the truth can be brought to light.

While the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates may differ on some issues, when it comes to continuing the War on Terror’s disastrous policies, not a single R or D will significantly change the path. This includes the use of torture...

Mar 23 10:34

Prosecutors Nixing Grand Juries From Police Shooting Cases

In Minneapolis, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced to the public that he will not employ a grand jury to determine whether 2 police officers will be charged in the shooting death of Jamar Clark last November.

Mar 23 10:19

America’s Fake War Against ISIS Grinds On

A recent US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing considering the nominations of General Joseph Votel and Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas for command of US Central Command and US Special Operations Command respectively, exposed the absurdity of America’s war on the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

While the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower successfully cuts off entire armies of terrorists from their supplies abroad, while encircling and eradicating them within Syrian territory, the US appears instead to be attempting to stretch out ISIS’ existence while maintaining the illusion of fighting the terrorist organization for as long as possible.

Mar 23 10:13

BEX ALERT - US expected Brussels attack, but was unable to stop it

US government predicted ISIS would target Belgium but, without knowing when or where, it could not stop the tragedy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a pathetic attempt for the NSA to save face now that people are pointing out how they are never able to find and stop real criminals and terrorists. This is a pile of "we're really close to making this work, so give us more money" bovine excrement!

Mar 23 10:10

TURKEY’S ERDOGAN WARNS OF ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS FOUR DAYS BEFORE EVENT TOOK PLACE

In an instance of bizarre timing or, perhaps, foreknowledge, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Europe only four days agothat it could see terrorist bombings and attacks in its cities in the near future if it does not cease support for and cooperation with Kurdish “militants.”
Interestingly enough, Erdogan mentioned Brussels as a potential target by name.

Only four days before the Brussels attacks, Erdogan spoke at a commencement ceremony for the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in Canakkale, Turkey on March, 18 where he stated that “there is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara cannot explode in Brussels, in any other European city.”

“The snakes you are sleeping with can bite you any time,” he added.

While ISIS, a Western-created and NATO-directed terrorist organization, has claimed credit for the bombings, it should be pointed out that Erdogan was referring to “Kurdish militants,” whom Turkey considers terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the world of geopolitics, there is almost no such thing as coincidence...

One has to wonder if Edrogan was just spouting off, to hear himself speak, or had some kind of foreknowledge, and if that was the case, why he did not share what he knew with Belgian authorities?!?

Mar 23 09:57

The New Big Brother: How Social Media Is Creating An ‘Orwellian’ Society

Joint research conducted by academics from the University of Edinburgh Business School, the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham have uncovered previously held concerns about how social media is affecting the lives of young, impressionable users. Following in-depth interviews with a number of 19-22-year-old Britons, the study found that many Facebook users were self-censoring their day-to-day lives, known as a “chilling effect” to avoid disapproval from online friends. “The vast majority of the ones that participated in the study had been, to an extent, chilling their behavior, due to the fear of what would go online,” Dr Ben Marder, researcher from the University of Edinburgh Business School, told Sputnik.

Mar 23 09:55

Obama says world must unite against terror after Brussels attack

The terrorist bombings in Belgium on Tuesday are "another reminder we must unite" in the fight against terrorism, President Obama said before a speech to the Cuban people here this morning.

"We will do whatever is necessary to support our friends in Belgium," Obama said.

“We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,” he said. “This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together.”

Obama was briefed on the Brussels explosions Tuesday morning at at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, where he was staying on the third day of his Cuban visit, White House officials said.

He spoke to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel before the speech and offered the condolences of the American people, the White House said. Obama offered U.S. assistance in investigating the attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Barack Hussein Obama; sir, I am all for all of humanity standing shoulder to shoulder, against terror.

But what, sir about the terror the US military has been unleashing on the world for the last two decades, primarily to expropriate natural resources to which this country, and the corporations which so lavishly fund its politicians, have absolutely no moral right?!?

In Iraq, where Saddam Hussein destroyed all of his MWDs, which President Bush claimed he still had, the US military went in to control the country's oil and make sure that all oil sold was only sold in US dollars.

In Afghanistan, the war there (going into its 14th year, if my math is correct) was about leasing pipeline routes, the embarrassment of riches in minerals, and the opium crop.

In Israel, the alleged "war on terror", aided and abetted by US technology and weaponry, has been a war against the Palestinian people, and has included serial genocide; the indefinite detention of Palestinian children, who are tortured to sign confessions in a language they neither read nor understand (Hebrew), and where homes in which Palestinian families have lived for generations, have been brutally annexed for settler occupation.

In Yemen, the US-enabled, intelligence-equipped, and armed Saudi military has been assassinating civilians; destroying hospitals and schools; and private residences.

Sir, it is apparent that I need to remind you that such activities are war crimes, because you seem to have managed to conveniently forgotten that. Can we attribute that, perhaps, to SMD (selective memory disorder)?!?

Then, Mr. President, we have the issue of extrajudicial assassinations. This is so immorally far from the Constitution and Bill of Rights, that I do not know where to begin.

But the right to due process, which those assassinated never get, is enshrined in American jurisprudence. And you, as a former lawyer and Constitutional law lecturer, sir, should know this.

And what is even worse is, our military is only killing the alleged "bad guys"; they are also killing innocent infants, children, women, and the medically fragile, with these drone attacks.

And finally, Mr. President, there is the reality that the US government has this pathological habit of propping up tinpot dictators, because these people are "our thugs".

There are few better examples of this than US support for the Al-Khalifa monarchy of Bahrain, with a human rights record just to the right of that of Attila the Hun. This Sunni royal family, and their government, is constantly suppressing the Shiite majority here, and you turn a blind eye to this oppression, because Bahrain is home to the Navy's 5th Fleet. This country has not only arrested, and tortured, peaceful protestors, but also the first responders who cared for them after they were beaten and tortured by the Bahraini police.

And the late President Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable." And sir, that is precisely what we are ultimately looking at here in Bahrain.

In summation, Mr. President, the US government CANNOT reclaim the moral high ground in the world until it:

1. Stops these insane and immoral pre-emptive wars of aggression.
2. Stops propping up tinpot dictators, because, ultimately their people will successfully rebel against them (Do you remember the 1979 Iran revolution, sir, when the Iranians deposed the Shah of Iran?!? This country's leadership SHOULD remember this, as a lesson in the ultimate consequences of installing a dictator in a foreign country).
3. Starts negotiating in good faith, in a fair and moral way, with countries with which we have intense geopolitical disagreements.

Mar 23 09:54

Court ruling allows police to stop and question innocent motorists within 100 miles of border

The United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent traffic checkpoints, near the southern border of the United States. Also, there are a number of Border Patrol checkpoints in the northern border states (New York or Maine), within 100 miles from the Canadian border. Fyi, nearly 200 million Americans live within the 100-mile interior checkpoint zone. Things are about to get much worse, expect to see more checkpoints across the U.S. after the recent Rynearson v. The U.S. ruling.

Mar 23 09:50

Court ruling allows police to stop and question innocent motorists within 100 miles of border

The United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent traffic checkpoints, near the southern border of the United States. Also, there are a number of Border Patrol checkpoints in the northern border states (New York or Maine), within 100 miles from the Canadian border. Fyi, nearly 200 million Americans live within the 100-mile interior checkpoint zone. Things are about to get much worse, expect to see more checkpoints across the U.S. after the recent Rynearson v. The U.S. ruling.

Webmaster addition: Here in Hawaii, that means the entire state is a "Constitution Free" zone. There is no place that is 100 miles or more from the border!

Mar 23 09:48

SECRET PENTAGON REPORT REVEALS US “CREATED” ISIS AS A “TOOL” TO OVERTHROW SYRIA’S PRESIDENT ASSAD

Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad

Mar 23 09:47

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

Mar 23 09:47

America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The blood of Brussels is on the hands of the US Government.

Mar 23 09:46

Truth emerges: The U.S. created ISIS!

You've probably heard or read somewhere that the United States government is responsible for the creation of the renegade Islamist terror organization known as ISIS. It may be tempting to write off the idea as some nutty conspiracy theory, Kremlin propaganda or at least a misinterpretation of the facts, but there is mounting evidence supporting the assertion – even the mainstream media outlets are now covering the story.

A recent op/ed piece published by The Guardian sheds some light on the subject – one which is admittedly complex and multifaceted, but not impossible to describe or understand in basic terms.

In the piece, titled "Now the truth emerges: how the US fueled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq," Seumas Milne outlines the series of events and policies that led to the rise of ISIS. As the details continue to surface, the extent of the US government's role has begun to be revealed:

Mar 23 09:14

Stolen Democracy

Stolen Democracy from Zane Henry Productions on Vimeo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reposted at reader request.

Mar 23 09:01

ISRAEL'S CELLEBRITE REVEALED AS COMPANY HELPING FBI HACK IPHONE ENCRYPTION

In the aftermath of the FBI's surprising request on Monday to postpone a hearing in its legal crusade to unlock Apple cellphones, many wondered who it was that had succeeded in penetrating the supposedly unhackable smartphone. Earlier today Reuters provided the answer: the FBI's effort is being assisted by Israel's Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, which is now helping the Feds in their attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday.

If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of Apple Inc, the Israeli daily said, citing unnamed industry sources. It will also mean that the entire Apple "stand" for privacy and consumer rights was one big theatrical spectacle as both parties involved clearly were aware the iPhone can be penetrated with the right tools. Aptly enough, said tools have been found in Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete absence of) surprise by this development.

Mar 23 08:55

7 STRANGE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BRUSSELS TERROR ATTACKS THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS NOT ASKING

The horrific terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016 are going to reverberate in our memories for years to come, and perhaps that was the intention. Terror attacks are designed to create fear and to get attention, and these attacks have definitely done both. On Tuesday morning, two huge explosions ripped through Zaventem Airport in Brussels as travelers were getting ready to board their morning flights. You can view some raw footage of one of the bomb blasts right here. Just a short while later, another huge explosion was reported at a metro station just yards away from the European Commission headquarters. At this point, CNN says that at least 30 people have died and about 230 people are wounded as a result of these bombings. But what was the real motive for these attacks?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our hearts, (and some of our prayers),naturally, go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded in this horrific attack.

But even in our collective sense of being shaken badly by this incident, we have to pull ourselves together, and ask the logical, sang-foid question; cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

It is certainly NOT Syria, from where most of the Jihadists have fled, and Russia's leadership has stated that they will unilaterally defend Syria from any outside attack against Syrian soil.

I'm looking at the Faux News feed (which I can only do with the sound off, to prevent intense nausea), and Andy Mc Carthy, a former US Assistant Attorney for the Southern District of New York, made the statement to the effect that if these attacks were planned in Syria or Iraq, it poses a grave security problem for the US.

However, to date,and to the best of my understanding, there is no concrete evidence which has been presented that this was, in fact,the case.

There are certain, powerful elements in this government, and beyond, (think: the Saudi Arabian and Turkish governments) who would love to see the US military invade Syria, to get rid of Al-Assad; of course, that, most probably, means war with Russia.

There are certain, powerful elements in this government and beyond, who would love to see the US military completely re-invade Iraq; they, of course, are willfully ignore thinking about the powerful Shiite Cleric, Moqtada Al Sadr, who recently has been a peaceful force against the corruption of the Iraqi government, but could reconstitute his Mahdi army against American forces in a heartbeat.

There are certain powerful elements in this government, and beyond, who would love a complete US reinvasion/occupation of Libya, to control its oil, and have it sold only for US dollars.

How this attack is ultimately going to be spun remains to be seen; but trust me - it will be spun, most probably to support one of the agendas I have outlined above.

Mar 23 08:42

Report: U.S., Michigan face dire consequences if Soo Locks fail

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security report indicates a 6-month shutdown of the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, if one occurred, would plunge the nation into recession, closing factories and mines, halting auto and appliance production in the U.S. for most of a year and result in the loss of some 11 million jobs across the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"What is it with you people wanting us to spend your money on this nation?!? We have to send your money to Israel. To ISRAEL!!! Get it? Are you all a bunch of anti-Semites or what? We have to make reparations to Israel for the holocaust! Yes, I know we had nothing to do with the Holocaust. And yes, we were on the side that stopped the Nazis, but we didn't stop the Nazis soon enough! So THAT'S why we have to send all your money to Israel, so of course there is nothing left over to keep the locks and roads and bridges and dams and levees repaired. Just DEAL with it and stop bugging me!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 23 07:53

From AIPAC to Trump: Michael Glassner’s journey

How does one go from serving as AIPAC’s Southwest Regional Political Director a year ago to running Donald Trump’s national political operation today?
Ever since Trump announced his White House bid last June, Michael Glassner has been serving as his campaign’s national political director. In part, he is credited with landing the coveted Sarah Palin endorsement ahead of the Iowa Caucus last month.

Upon moving to New Jersey in the late nineties, Glassner served as a senior advisor to Lewis Eisenberg, the then-Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a prominent Republican Jewish leader. He worked out of the Port Authority’s World Trade Center office but left just before 9/11 to join IDT Corp in Newark. Glassner credits his former boss, IDT founder Howard Jonas, whom he referred to as “a strong Zionist and an AIPAC guy,” with encouraging him to become more active in pro-Israel politics.

Mar 23 07:38

“Families Were Blown Up” — Scenes From a Saudi-Led Bombing in Yemen

Around midday on March 15, fighter jets from a Saudi-led coalition bombed a market in Mastaba, in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah. The latest count indicates that about 120 people were killed, including more than 20 children, and 80 were wounded in the strikes — perhaps the deadliest attack yet in a war that has killed more than 6,000 civilians. Local residents and health officials say the carnage was so great in Mastaba that most of the bodies could hardly be identified, and several were beyond recognition.

Mar 23 07:33

President Obama's Lesser-Known Legacy: "Arms Dealer in Chief"

While President Obama has repeatedly criticized members of Congress for failing to pass common-sense gun regulations, one detail of his presidency has gone relatively unnoticed: He has brokered and authorized the sale of more arms to foreign governments than any other US president since World War II.

Mar 23 07:27

Modern Educayshun

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This would be funny if it were not so close to being true!

Mar 23 07:26

Fascism, American Style

“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.” ? Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States This is an indictment of every politician who has ever sold us out for the sake of money and power, it is a condemnation of every politician who has ever lied to us in order to advance their careers, and it is a denunciation of every political shill who has sacrificed our freedoms on the altar of Corporate America. They’re all fascists.

Mar 22 22:32

Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much.
I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the Jewish state.
(APPLAUSE)
In 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and on Washington and, frankly, the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated and they were perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalists,
Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims.
I sent my plane because I backed the mission for Israel 100 percent.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
In spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest-single gathering in support of the Jewish state......

http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

Mar 22 18:16

THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA: CONSEQUENCES, CAUSES, AND REMEDIES (3a of 4)

*hyperlinks live at source*

By guest author, diogenes (bio below).

PART 1: THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA

PART 2: WALL STREET CUSTOMS: ECONOMIC BULLYING, LEGALIZED AND LAWLESS 

PART 3.1-3.4:  OLIGARCH'S PROGRESS (this article)

The Context of Progressive Origins  [3.1]

Mar 22 16:44

WannaBe Fuhrer: ‘Patrol And Secure’ Muslim Neighborhoods

Ted Cruz calls for law enforcement to ‘patrol and secure’ Muslim neighborhoods

"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," Cruz said in a statement issued after the attacks, which killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens.

Cruz spokeswoman Alice Stewart later said there needs to be a robust law enforcement presence in American neighborhoods where many Muslims live.

Mar 22 15:05

Before We Even Know The Details, Politicians Rush To Blame Encryption For Brussels Attacks

You may remember that, right after the Paris attacks late last year, politicians rushed in to demonize encryption as the culprit, and to demand backdooring encryption before the blood was even dry. Of course, it later turned out that there was no evidence that they used encryption at all, but rather it appears that they communicated by unencrypted means. Just yesterday, we noted that the press was still insisting encryption was used, and using the lack of any evidence as evidence for the fact they must have used encryption (hint: that's not how encryption works...).

So, it should hardly be a surprise that following this morning's tragic attacks in Brussels that have left dozens dead and many more injured, that encryption haters, based on absolutely nothing, have rushed in to attack encryption again. The first up was Rep. Adam Schiff, who quickly insisted that he had no actual facts on the matter, but we should be concerned about encryption:

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