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Oct 17 11:28

Three Signs That JEB! Is In Serious Trouble

Before the Summer of Trump, Jeb Bush was the Republican to beat. He deployed a "shock and awe" strategy of building an insurmountable fundraising advantage early on. As recently as early July, the media was marveling that Bush had raised over $100 million (albeit a couple months behind his ambitious schedule).

But now the wheels are coming off the JEB! bus. New fundraising reports for the last quarter indicate that Bush's problems are multiplying. There are 3 signs that John Ellis Bush is in serious trouble.

Oct 17 11:01

Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Thursday and said she would seriously consider making the rising Hispanic leader her running mate if she wins her party's nomination.

Clinton and the other Democrats in the November 2016 race for the White House have pushed hard for support among Hispanics, a fast-growing and critical voting bloc that has moved toward Democrats in recent elections as Republicans have stymied comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and disparaged Mexican immigrants on the campaign trail.

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Well, that should lock in the illegal immigrant vote! Even though they are not supposed to be allowed to vote. But if you actually mention that Hillary is using Castro to get the illegal immigrant vote, you only say that because you hate Mexicans and women and should really shut up!

Oct 17 09:35

'They don't care who gets killed': Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT

What masquerades as our government here in America is really a criminal gang run by Psychopaths!

Guilt-ridden American drone pilots continue to quit in unprecedented numbers. One former secret mission operator, Brandon Bryant, who’s received a whistleblower award, spoke to RT of the horrors of indiscriminate killing from a safe distance.

“The people that are giving the order to kill – they don’t care who gets killed as long as their target gets attacked… they’ll take out however many people they can in order to get their results,” Bryant says.

Oct 17 09:27

Herridge: Whistleblowers Call Out Double Standard in Hillary's Email Scandal

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This is another indication that the real scandals still hidden behind Hillary's server are so big, they could bring down the entire government. As a result, we see GOP members of Congress undermining the credibility of the Benghazi probe, The FBI complaining that Obama is interfering with their investigation, and Bernie Sanders dropping the email issue, even though it could remove his chief rival for the Democratic nomination! Not without as good reason are so many people of both parties trying to protect Hillary right now!

In politics, there are two kinds of secrets. There are the little secrets; the sex scandals, the bribes, which are the fodder for political infighting. Then there are the great secrets, secrets so terrible they would bring down the entire government, such as the truth behind the JFK assassination, the truth behind 9-11, and so forth. Sanders' dismissal of Hillary's email scandal was not done to protect Hillary herself, but to protect the government Sanders hopes to lead. Sanders knows that if pursued, the public will learn that behind the server itself lurks far larger scandals, such as government-sanctioned gun-running from Libya to ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria (using that Consulate in Benghazi), and whether the weak private email server holding US secrets, coupled with a "charitable foundation" legally allowed to accept money from foreign sources, signals a repeat of the 1996 Clinton "China-gate" secrets-for-donations scandal!

Oct 17 09:05

U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered

The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation, NBC news has learned. The government has been concerned about the rise in close calls between unmanned drones and aircraft flying into and out of some of the nation’s biggest airports. The plan is expected to be announced Monday.

Oct 17 09:03

80 year-old man held on marijuana trafficking charges busted after traffic stop—but is that really what happened?

An 80 year-old man who owns property throughout New England is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges related to allegations that he has been running a massive and illegal marijuana business. In addition to being an absurd waste of public resources, his prosecution raises disturbing questions about the trickle down of illegal spying from feds to local cops. Marshall Dion's latest round of legal troubles began in June 2013, when he was subjected to what the Boston Globe calls a "chance" traffic stop on a Kansas highway. "[A] police officer pulled him over for driving 80 in a 75 m.p.h. zone," the Globe reports. "During the stop, the officer searched Dion’s beat-up pickup truck and found nearly $850,000 in cash."

Oct 16 22:55

Shlomo Sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

His past was Jewish, but today he sees Israel as one of the most racist societies in the western world. Historian Shlomo Sand explains why he doesn’t want to be Jewish anymore

Oct 16 22:36

Federal Government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis

The Federal Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Key points: Federal Government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis
States to be allowed to make own decision on whether to allow growing of drug.
No not THAT federal government!

Oct 16 19:08

The Politicians That Corrupt Democracy

Back in February this year, a debate about MP’s second jobs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, after an undercover investigation involving former Foreign Ministers Jack Straw, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and a bogus Chinese company. David Cameron said having people with outside interests made for a “stronger Parliament”.

Oct 16 19:08

CIA Whistleblower’s Wife Asks Obama for Husband’s Pardon

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's wife, Holly Sterling, breaks her silence and says her husband was wrongly convicted under the Espionage Act after going through government channels to blow the whistle.

Oct 16 18:46

Israel/Palestine: A reality check

Governments and their diplomats and all who report and comment in the mainstream media must stop giving credibility to the view that a two-state solution is possible.

It isn’t. Though not yet buried it’s been dead for many years – killed by Israel’s on-going colonization of the occupied West Bank which is best described, as I have previously noted, as on-going ethnic cleansing slowly and by stealth.

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Oct 16 14:06

Videos challenge Israeli police account of shootings

Israel accused of blocking investigations as films suggest security forces quick on trigger with Palestinian suspects

Oct 16 13:22

Israel, the Media and the Anatomy of a Sick Society

This fundamental fact is only very rarely discussed, but it lies at the heart of the Palestine conflict. By seeing Arabs as subhuman, many Israelis are able to justify, often on an unconscious level, all forms of brutality, violence, and oppression.

Oct 16 13:18

Trump, Carson, to boycott CNBC hosted debate if longer than 2 hours

A joint letter addressed to CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Cuddy, signed by both GOP Candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump reads in part:

Oct 16 13:09

Breaking the Western Union’s Remittance Monopoly

Economist, James Henry says remittance transfer costs combined with the foreign exchange amounts to 15%, simply unaffordable for the poor who depend on remittence as a life line.

Oct 16 13:03

Compulsory Adult Vaccination Bill 792 Signed Into Law

By Eileen Dannemann

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 792, a bill to further strengthen California’s mandatory vaccine laws by requiring that adults who work or volunteer at day care centers be vaccinated. A violation of the act is a crime...

Oct 16 12:37

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Were Your Children Human Beings Before The Were Born?

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Look at how this (I must not use bad words I must not use bad words I must not use bad words) avoids the question!

Oct 16 12:30

CNN, the Democratic Candidates and a Condensation of Farce

One moment that stood out: Anderson Cooper asked the CNN-est question possible: What is the greatest threat to our country? Chafee said the Middle East, O'Malley said Iran and ISIL, Clinton said loose nukes, Webb said China ... and Bernie Sanders said climate change, and nailed his answer to the shed. Politicians have been getting elected by bugabooing about foreign threats since Caesar sat his throne. Sanders knows the ocean is coming, and said so in a nationally televised debate. It was good to hear.

Oct 16 12:28

CNN Deletes Pro-Bernie Sanders Poll and User Comments

CNN has come under fire in the last few days for pushing a pro-Hillary agenda and actually censoring reactions to the Democratic debate that took place on Tuesday night.

It started with a poll. CNN asked their audience to vote live for who they thought won the debate on Tuesday night. Poll results showed Sanders overwhelmingly as the winner, with over 75% of the votes. Suddenly, however, the poll disappeared, only to be replaced by a pro-Hillary headline story.

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Oct 16 12:12

Norman Solomon: Clinton’s Debate Comments on Snowden “Give Hypocrisy a Bad Name”

At Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, candidates offered differing views on what should happen to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for exposing illegal mass surveillance.

Oct 16 11:41

DNC Revealed as Un-democratic, Top-Down Authoritarian Election Rigging Fiefdom Run By Hillary Insiders

The Democratic party has long been a sham when it comes to grassroots determination of candidates. Super-delegates, ie., current and former US senators, a handful of of governors and leaders in the house have historically played a huge roll in choosing who the people get to vote for. Big players have historically included Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, the current head of the DNC, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. This perversely top-down, anti-democratic approach to party politics has enabled the party's slide to the right, towards DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) policy and positions and candidates who are hard to differentiate from centrist Republicans.

Oct 16 11:05

Off Label Warning for Law Firm of Covington and Burling—Hazardous to Your Health!

Much has been written about the revolving door between government service and the Washington, DC law firm of Covington and Burling. The recent return of former Attorney General Eric Holder to his previous position at Covington has sparked accusations and outrage among pundits.

Much of the focus of this outrage has been on Holder’s failure to prosecute Wall Street miscreants, who happen to be clients of Covington. The law firm’s client list includes Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Oct 16 10:47

State Department forced to retract statement suggesting Israel incites violence

Kirby’s damning remark followed a series of questions aimed at providing context for the “upsurge in violence,” and specifically where the blame and responsibility should lie. Initially Kirby responded to questions surrounding the massive increase in settlements with a bunch of mumbo gumbo about challenges on both sides, and “not trying to affix blame .. too particularly” (seriously folks). He mentioned there was “nuance and context behind the violence”.

And then he was asked point blank why it was so important “not to affix blame”. He was dodging bullets and redirecting the focus to de-escalation of tension, restoring calm, and moving forward “towards a two-state solution”. But this didn’t stop the questions which included recognizing Jewish acts of terrorism (yes, “And we do”). Queried on whether the administration considered Israeli visits to Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount incitement Kirby tiptoed carefully

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I welcome each and every example of how Israel controls and dominates the US Government, because the American people are starting to notice!

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everybody can see it!

Oct 16 10:38

Huma on the hot seat: Hillary’s aide Abedin grilled by House Benghazi panel

Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest and longest-serving aide, arrived for a closed-door interview by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, bracing for questions about her boss’ private email account and the circumstances surrounding the deadly terror attack in Libya.

Mrs. Abedin’s closed-door session with investigators on Capitol Hill served as a prelude to Mrs. Clinton’s public testimony next week before the committee.

Oct 16 10:37

Bulgarian PM Comment on Russian-backed Energy Projects Draws Reproach from Moscow

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov must feel ashamed before voters of his statement that Russian energy projects in his country have been stopped in favour of partnership relations with the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

“I was stupefied when I read a quote from a statement by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, who had said that Bulgaria had backtracked on the implementation of energy projects with Russia, including the South Stream, in the interest of the United States,” Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s NTV channel.

Oct 16 10:11

Dennis Hastert Reaches Plea Deal in Bank Withdrawals Case

The indictment said the withdrawals were used to “compensate for and conceal” earlier “misconduct” against a person identified only as “Individual A.” That money was used to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct with a male student during Mr. Hastert’s time as a high school teacher and coach in Yorkville, Ill., two people briefed on the investigation said. Mr. Hastert has not been charged with any sexual crimes, and the identity of the person he is accused of paying remains unknown.

Oct 16 10:03

Another Way Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Help International Corporations Privatize Government

Recently, the issue was raised regarding the profits that would flow to international corporations by Obama’s proposed trade-deals encouraging the privatizatilon of existing government-run social services, and the break-up of their labor unions. It was unfortunately mentioned only in passing by Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. But that’s better than nothing.

Oct 16 09:49

The Politicians That Corrupt Democracy

Back in February this year, a debate about MP’s second jobs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, after an undercover investigation involving former Foreign Ministers Jack Straw, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and a bogus Chinese company. David Cameron said having people with outside interests made for a “stronger Parliament”.

Oct 16 09:32

Russia, allies agree to form joint task force to defend borders

Russia and a number of ex-Soviet countries in Central Asia agree to form a joint task force to defend their borders at the times of crisis.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) regional organization, which groups former Soviet republics, in Kazakhstan on Friday.

The countries include Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Oct 16 09:31

Police Brutality and Public Trust of Law Enforcement: 1960s Vs. Today

Americans used to trust and respect the police in this country a whole lot more.

The article below was printed in the August 31, 1967 edition of the Des Moines Register. It featured the results of a Gallup Poll regarding respect for police and the existence of police brutality.

These poll figures on police from 50 years ago provide a startling glimpse at the rise of the modern American police state.

Not quite half a century ago, and following the summer riots in Detroit and other cities across the U.S. no less, most Americans trusted and respected the police. Nearly eight out of 10 adults responded they had a “great deal” of respect for police.

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Oct 16 09:16

LOCAL COMMUNITY REJECTS FEDERAL MILITARIZATION OF POLICE, SHOWS PATH FORWARD

The Burlington police department unilaterally decided to sever ties with a U.S. Department of Defense program that allows law enforcement agencies to procure surplus military equipment, freeing the department from one significant form of federal influence and control. A Burlington TV station reported on the move, saying the department had obtained two night vision devices through the program before deciding not to participate.

Oct 16 09:11

ONE BANK TO RULE THEM ALL: EXPOSING THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS

“Drastic austerity measures will be needed to head off a compound interest spiral, if it is not already too late for some.” Now that austerity measures have been enacted how much devastation will result from the influence wielded by the BIS?

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Oct 16 07:27

Fox News guest terrorism analyst is arrested on fraud charges after falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for nearly three decades

Wayne Simmons, 62, was indicted by grand jury on charges of major fraud against the US, wire fraud and making false statements to the government
Simmons accused of pretending to be 'Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer' for the CIA from 1973 to 2000
Simmons allegedly tried to use bogus his CIA credentials to get government security clearances and work as a defense contractor
Simmons has appeared on Fox News as a pundit discussing terrorism since 2002
A network spokesperson insisted Simmons was never more than a guest and was never a paid commentator

Oct 16 07:03

US tank enters ruined Afghan hospital putting 'war crime' evidence at risk

A US tank has forced its way into the shell of the Afghanistan hospital destroyed in an airstrike 11 days ago, prompting warnings that the US military may have destroyed evidence in a potential war crimes investigation.

The 3 October attack on the Médécins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz killed 10 patients and 12 staff members of the group.

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