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May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

May 20 09:06

Is Martial Law Justified If ISIS Attacks The United States?

By Brandon Smith

A group of foreign militants infiltrates the U.S. using student visas, weak borders, bribery and cooperation with drug cartels. Secret cells integrate within metropolitan areas and blend with the populace. At the precise moment, they activate, unleashing small attacks across the country in coordinated blitzkrieg-style terror campaigns against everything from suburban neighborhoods to public schools to shopping malls, striking fear into the citizenry, which now believes no one is safe, even in the heartland. With normal law enforcement overwhelmed, the economy on the brink and the populace ready to riot, the military is deployed domestically; curfews, price controls and rationing are initiated; and special operations agents act as infiltrators in order to subdue the terrorist factions. The loss of common liberties is welcomed by most as safety and security become the paramount motivator.

May 20 09:04

Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track.

May 20 09:03

One Of The Most Important Scientists In The World: “Most Cancer Research Is Largely A Fraud”

“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.” (source)

The above quote comes from Linus Pauling, Ph.D, and two time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (1901-1994). He is considered one of the most important scientists in history. He is one of the founders of quantum chemistry and molecular biology, who was also a well known peace activist.

May 20 08:56

Politics Is a Hoax

Though it’s difficult for those gullible souls who are excited yet again about one presidential candidate or another to comprehend, politicians (with VERY few exceptions) — in both parties — are not interested in helping the “underprivileged.”

May 20 08:45

Secrecy and Democracy Are Incompatible

It is obvious, almost by definition, that excessive governmental secrecy and true democracy are incompatible. If the people of a country have no idea what their government is doing, they cannot possibly have the influence on decisions that the word “democracy” implies.

May 20 08:35

Swiss bank UBS settles US legal cases for $545 million

Swiss bank UBS says it is pleading guilty to wire fraud and is paying $545 million to settle U.S. cases of market manipulation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And nobody goes to jail!

May 20 08:32

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Gary Webb? He wrote a book exposing the CIA link to the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head ... twice!

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May 20 08:26

Government witch hunt to eliminate Monsanto critics

By Jon Rappoport

US Dept. of Agriculture scientists under the gun; explosive details...

Wonder how a federal agency as large as the USDA can keep claiming pesticides like Roundup are safe? Wonder how the truth can be kept from leaking out? Wonder how this agency, tasked with protecting the public from unsafe food, can turn fake science into “real science” like clockwork? Wonder how, in Hawaii, Monsanto and Dow can defend their toxic, open-air, pesticide experiments as “approved by the USDA?”

Government scientists who believe in exposing the truth are being targeted...

May 20 08:17

RUSSIA PROMISES RESPONSE TO US MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS IN UKRAINE

If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

May 20 08:15

ANTI-NSA PRANKSTERS PLANTED TAPE RECORDERS ACROSS NEW YORK AND PUBLISHED YOUR CONVERSATIONS

“Eavesdropping on the population has revealed many saying ‘I’m not doing anything wrong so who cares if the NSA tracks what I say and do?’ Citizens don’t seem to mind this monitoring, so we’re hiding recorders in public places in hopes of gathering information to help win the war on terror,” reads a message on the project’s website. “We’ve started with NYC as a pilot program, but hope to roll the initiative out all across The Homeland.”

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May 20 08:07

Welcome to the Era of Stop-Go Austerity

British Prime Minister David Cameron won a second term this month after the Conservative Party secured a majority in Parliament.

Sometimes good things happen to bad ideas. Actually, it happens all the time.

May 20 07:55

The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq

During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq?

May 20 07:55

Lindsey Graham: Iraq Was Not A Mistake; Obama, Not Bush, To Blame For Current Mess In Iraq and Syria

In an interview on CNN Monday afternoon, soon-to-be presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham told Wolf Blitzer he believed the Iraq War was not a mistake. Graham also said President Obama is to blame for the current mess in Iraq and Syria, not former President George W. Bush.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We The People were told that the invasion of Iraq was about 9-11, Iraq's support for Al Qaeda, and because Iraq had nuclear weapons.

But ...

We have President Bush on video tape admitting Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. The claim that Iraq was supporting Al Qaeda came from a single discredited source, and as a secular government, Iraq was a target of Al Qaeda, which promoted theocratic rule. And finally, as we all know now, there were no nuclear weapons.

So by what delusional twisted sense of logic does Graham insist the Iraq war was not a mistake ... unless there was another reason for the war we are not being told, like Israel wanted it!

May 20 07:50

House Bill Would Limit Taxpayer-Funded Benefits to Ex-Presidents

Last year, U.S. taxpayers paid $470,000 in pensions and benefits to former president Jimmy Carter, who left office in 1981.

George H.W. Bush received $837,000. He left office in 1989.

Bill Clinton received $950,000 in pensions and benefits, and George W. Bush got $1.3 million.

In all, U.S. taxpayers paid $3.5 million last year in pensions and benefits to the four living former presidents.

All four former presidents are millionaires, so why do they continue to receive such astronomical benefits - at the expense of taxpayers (many of whom are struggling to survive)?

May 20 07:47

Tennessee's New Abortion Law Criticized as 'Tool to Shame and Disgrace Women'

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a new measure into law on Monday that forces women seeking abortions to wait 48 hours after a mandated in-person "counseling" session with a doctor in order to undergo the procedure.

May 20 07:46

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again

Since the crash, British politics has been one epic act of misdirection. Lay off those bankers who shoved the country into penury! Just focus on stripping disabled people of their benefits. Never mind the millionaire bosses squeezing your pay! Spit instead at the minimum-wage migrant cleaners apparently making us poorer. So ingrained is the ritual that when a minister strides into view urging the need for “a grown-up debate”, we brace ourselves for another round of Blame the Victim. The only question is who gets sacrificed next: some ethnic minority, this family on low pay, that middle-aged dad who can’t get a job.

Here is how political misdirection works in real time.’

May 20 07:38

Hillary Clinton says her Iraq war vote was a 'mistake'

After days of Republican presidential candidates wrestling with questions on the Iraq war, Hillary Clinton weighed in Tuesday, telling reporters that her vote in favor of the war in 2002 was a “mistake.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We don't need another President who makes such huge mistakes! 4400 dead Americans, half a million Iraqis, and countless more crippled for life.

May 20 07:37

The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash

Hillary Clinton has launched her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a flurry of populist demagogy, claiming to fight for the interests of “ordinary Americans.” But financial disclosure forms filed May 15 with federal election officials show that the Clinton family is anything but ordinary.

May 20 07:35

The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

For a decade and half, the spoiler factor has been a third rail of progressive politics.

Some of those who have raised the issue are genuinely concerned with the prospect of a third party candidate enabling a far right victory.

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May 20 07:15

Washington, Jerusalem discussing massive compensation for Iranian nuclear deal

The United States and Israel have begun preliminary, unofficial contacts regarding special American military aid for Israel due to developments in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that the US Government is a puppet regime for Israel! The US and Iran are working on a deal and the US must buy Israel's permission (with YOUR money) to proceed!

May 20 04:36

Documents: Obama and Hillary Clinton knew that Benghazi was an al-Qaeda terror attack from the beginning, lied and covered it up

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch recently released over 100 pages of previously secret documents that confirm that the Obama Administration and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew or should have known that the Benghazi terror attack was carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists rather than a spontaneous protest against a video depicting the Prophet Muhammad as was claimed by officials after the attack.

May 19 17:02

Dear Ontario: Please say no to a nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

The Council of Canadians has joined with one hundred other public interest groups to call on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to direct Ontario Power Generation, which is wholly owned by the Government of Ontario, to withdraw its proposal to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near Lake Huron.

This open letter follows a federal panel approval last week of the proposed disposal. If the project isn't withdrawn and is approved next by the Harper government, nuclear waste that is considered hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years would be stored just hundreds of metres from the Great Lakes, the source of drinking water for about 40 million people in two countries. It is expected that in about four months time -- so around early September, just prior to the October 19 election -- federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq could make her decision on the project.

May 19 15:38

Stephen Harper Hates Me

Absolutely 100% cool and crystal clear!!! Here's one that needs to go viral. Come on all you Grey Panther Hippie blues folks and youngins let's move this sucker to #1 on the YouTube charts!

May 19 15:10

Trade Deals and the Logic of the Middle Finger

After news broke that Senate Democrats had voted against giving President Obama fast-track authority for his TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) ‘trade’ agreement there was a moment when true knowledge of the world was held ever-so-briefly in suspension.

May 19 14:47

California Officials Won't Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste

After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.

May 19 14:17

Dahlia Wasfi 2010 "Israel's Influence on the U.S"

May 19 13:40

How can a Canadian Mining company sue El Salvador for $301 million dollars?

Whereas Guatemala has 40 per cent forest cover, El Salvador has only 13 per cent, two per cent of which is indigenous forest growth. According to Cortez, the country is entering into a period of severe water stress, with more than 90 per cent of surface waters contaminated.

With this crisis on the horizon, Salvadorans have been demanding a halt to all mining in the country. Over seven years, three successive Salvadoran governments have responded to these broad-based anti-mining movements by upholding a defacto moratorium on new metal mining projects.

When in 2008, then-president Saca denied permits to Canadian mining company Pacific Rim, the country found itself caught in a web of international corporate law and free trade agreements. OceanaGold bought Pacific Rim in 2013 and has taken up the former company’s mantle, continuing to pursue the $301 million lawsuit against El Salvador.

May 19 13:31

Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto

"Hillary Rodham Clinton's ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry's genetically modified crops, have environmentalists in Iowa calling her 'Bride of Frankenfood'" reports the Washington Times. "A large faction of women voiced strong support for Mrs. Clinton's candidacy until the GMO issue came up, prompting them to switch allegiances to Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a liberal stalwart challenging her for the Democratic nomination."

May 19 13:12

US judge orders release of Hillary Clinton's emails

A US federal judge has ruled that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time at the State Department must be made public on a rolling basis instead of waiting for a mass release in January 2016.

May 19 13:00

Obama’s paramilitary police

On Monday, US President Barack Obama travelled to Camden, New Jersey, America’s poorest city, to praise it’s brutal police department and reaffirm his support for federal programs that have transferred billions of dollars in military hardware to local police departments.

May 19 12:59

Hillary Claimed She Used One Email Address as Sec of State. That’s Not What These New Emails Show…

It looks like Hillary Clinton’s email woes won’t be ending anytime soon.

It all started several months ago when it was revealed that Clinton used a private email address during her tenure as Secretary of State.

When this news originally broke, the Clinton team chalked the whole thing up to the presidential candidate’s dislike of carrying around two phones. This claim was quickly proven to be false.

May 19 12:56

State Department To Release Hillary Emails... In January 2016!

The good news: A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. State Department to produce a schedule for the release of emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received while she was secretary of state, a legal move that could complicate her presidential campaign.

The other news: The State Department is proposing a deadline of January 2016 to complete its review...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Review" = "Delete anything embarrassing."

May 19 12:45

Policing USA: Mostly Bad Apples Murdering Us

Too many nightmares covering cops starting 40 years ago, nothing changes, just the hardware!

What does it mean to protect? To incarcerate? To uphold the law? What does it mean to strap on a gun and badge and go sadistically and forcefully into the night looking for stray people to shoot like rats?

May 19 11:55

New Obama Administration Policy Will Make It Harder for Species to Get Endangered Species Protection Needed to Avoid Extinction

The Obama administration proposed new regulations today that would place crippling burdens on citizens filing petitions to protect species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, ultimately making it more difficult for imperiled species to get lifesaving protections. Specifically the proposed regulations bar petitions for more than one species and require petitioners to provide advance notice of the petition to all states in the range of the species; to append any information from states to the petition itself; and to certify that all relevant information has been provided in the petition.

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 11:22

Writing History Before It Happens: Nine Surefire Future Headlines From a Bizarre World

It’s commonplace to speak of “the fog of war,” of what can’t be known in the midst of battle, of the inability of both generals and foot soldiers to foresee developments once fighting is underway. And yet that fog is nothing compared to the murky nature of the future itself, which, you might say, is the fog of human life. As Tomorrowlands at world fairs remind us, despite a human penchant for peering ahead and predicting what our lives will be like, we’re regularly surprised when the future arrives.

May 19 11:14

Stop The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal - Risk To Our Democracy

Conservatives warn us that deficit spending will turn the U.S. into a fiscal basket case, like Greece. No longer truly independent, Greece is ruled by the IMF, the ECB, and the European Commission. What conservatives seldom point out is that membership in the Eurozone cost Greece control of its own currency, and thus the ability to combat recessions bound to occur in most capitalist economies. It thus becomes a prey to any corporatist experiment the troika implements.

May 19 10:45

The U.S. Needs the Iceland Option

In a couple of days, the so-called US Justice Department will be announcing an “agreement” reached with five large banks, including two of the largest in the US — JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, the holding companies for Chase and Citibank — under which these banks or bank holding companies will plead guilty to felonies involving the manipulation of international currency markets.

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