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May 02 11:23

A Totalitarian Society Has Totalitarian Science

Totalitarian science lets you know you’re living in a totalitarian society.

We are now witnessing the acceleration of Official Science. Of course, that term is an internal contradiction. But the State shrugs and moves forward.

The notion that the State can put its seal on favored science, enforce it, and punish its competitors, is anathema to a free society.

May 02 11:13

First Amendment Skirmish with Former Federal Magistrate Monica Benton in Pooley v. Quality Loan Lost Note Foreclosure Case.

Friday, May 1, 2015

KingCast, Mortgage Movies, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King See Judge Monica Benton Uphold the First Amendment in Lost Note Case of Pooley v. Quality Loan Servicing Corporation & McCarthy Holthus.

I'm going to get to the specifics and substance of the case soon, and it involves a purportedly lost Note with a date uncertain for when an indorsement was issued on it, but for now you need to know that my First Amendment Rights as a Citizen, as a Journalist, and as a Citizen Journalist were somewhat imperiled today when I was called back into Honorable Monica Benton's Judicial Chambers where the following colloquy ensued:

"What are your credentials?"

May 02 09:47

2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies'

U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency.

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I speculated that this might have been the reason for Roberts' sudden reversal on Obamacare!

May 02 09:43

House Votes to Allow D.C. Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control

Last year, Washington, D.C. passed a landmark anti-discrimination law that would prevent employers from penalizing women for using birth control. Today, for the first time in over two decades, the House of Representatives voted to overrule a local law passed in the District, by choosing to overrule the new anti-discrimination law.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the issue was one of “religious liberty.” His Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) countered that the vote was an “outrageous intrusion into workers' personal lives” and “totally inconsistent with the anti-government rhetoric that we hear around here morning, noon and night.”

May 02 09:40

Sheriff David Clarke - Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob

Sheriff David Clarke tells Steve Malzberg that Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob, in reference to the six Baltimore police officers who were criminally charged today by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray, adding This isn't Justice, It's Revenge.

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Sheriff Clarke seems to forget (or he wants us to forget) that the knife found in Freddie Grey's pocket is legal to carry under Maryland law, that Freddie should not have been arrested in the first place, let alone killed while in police custody!

The whole world is watching this situation and deciding who is part of the problem and who is part of the solution, and those seeking to protect the police officers will unquestionably be seen as the problem.

May 02 09:20

How Air Canada broke the law, laid off thousands of workers, and outsourced operations to Israeli military drone maker

Air Canada had a very simple plan to increase its profits.

Step 1: Spin the airline’s heavy maintenance unit off as a separate entity
Step 2: Starve the spin-off of work and bankrupt it gradually
Step 3: Outsource the operations to an Israeli military drone manufacturing company wholly owned by the government of Israel.

May 02 09:09

Best Second Amendment Video Goes Viral

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Story of the Battle of Athens where the people stopped the stealing of an election and took back control of their government through force of arms. Note that one of the corrupt practices that drove the people to this extreme was law enforcement writing tickets solely to raise revenue.

Sound familiar?

May 02 09:03

US Senate approves bill protecting Israeli settlements

The UN Senate approved the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday in a move which is clearly designed to protect illegal Israeli settlements built across the occupied Palestinian territories, Al-Quds newspaper has reported. The act is intended to counter boycott and divestment initiatives, including the labelling of goods originating in the settlements. Such activities will now be "against US law and consequently illegal", even though international law deems all settlements to be illegal. One of the senators who worked on the legislation is Ben Cardin of Maryland, a known supporter of Israel.

Media reports said that this law has caused widespread controversy because of attempts by certain senators to link America's deal over Iran's nuclear programme to the approval of several trade acts and agreements with various international interest groups, including Israel's illegal settlements.

May 02 08:56

Bernie Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours, says his campaign

Advisers to Bernie Sanders have argued that his grassroots network of small-dollar donors could raise him the roughly $50 million the independent senator from Vermont will need to run a credible, competitive campaign in the Democratic presidential primaries.

They may be right.

May 02 08:55

In Senate bid, Rep. Donna Edwards faces scrutiny over her views on Israel

Forget what’s in her heart. Some members of Maryland’s Jewish community are concerned about Rep. Donna F. Edwards’s intestines.

“If somebody could look in her kishkes, I doubt a love for Israel would be found there,” said Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, using the Yiddish word for guts. His Baltimore congregation counts among its members Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D), whom Edwards is hoping to join in the Senate in 2017 as a replacement for retiring lawmaker Barbara A. Mikulski (D).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting sick and tired of seeing American candidates ignore American constituents in their rush to bow and debase themselves (and our nation) before Israel. If they love Israel so much, why don't they move there and run for the Knesset?

The people of Iran did not like being under foreign puppet rule. Neither did the people of Cuba, or Chile. Currently the people of Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, and Yemen are trying to oust their foreign puppet rulers. So why are Americans so accepting of the foreign puppets running around DC?

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

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May 02 08:09

DEA Prostitute Scandal Isn’t Agency’s Only Trick

A March report by the Department of Justice Inspector General’s office that first revealed the allegations publicly indicates the sex parties with DEA agents and prostitutes in Colombia played out between 2005 and 2008. DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart wasn’t made aware of those activities until around 2012, according to the IG report.

May 02 08:06

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver Faces New Charges

U.S. prosecutors unveiled new charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, accusing him of taking official actions on behalf of an investor who provided access to a high-return, low-risk investment vehicle.

A revised indictment issued by a Manhattan federal grand jury added four new counts to three earlier ones facing the Democratic politician, who was first hit with public corruption charges in January.

May 02 08:05

Algorithmic guilt: using secret algorithms to kick people off welfare

A wrenching and beautifully argued essay by Virginia Eubanks describes the inevitable consequences of letting secret, unaccountable algorithms decide who is eligible for welfare. The essay is part of New America's What Drives Innovation Around the Country conference, and it describes the drive to outsource management of critical state services to private firms that control costs by using proprietary, secret algorithms to ascribe suspicion and guilt to members of the public.

May 02 08:04

US wants control of Iran’s natural resources: American writer

The longstanding American and Western aggression against Iran is aimed at taking control of Tehran’s wealth and natural resources, a writer and researcher in Florida says.

Some Republican lawmakers in Congress are aggressively trying to forestall a nuclear agreement that can potentially bring peace instead of bloodshed between Iran and the West, said Walt Peretto.

“There is an underlying agenda here of aggression by the United States and other Western nations in the name of those interests who wish to take de facto control over Iran's money supply and natural resources,” Peretto told Press TV on Friday.

US Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio are attempting to toughen a bill with amendments including adding a requirement that Iran recognize Israel as an independent state as part of any potential nuclear agreement.

May 02 08:02

Disturbing issues raised as banker is acquitted in Irish student rape trial

The young woman, just 20 at the time and under the legal drinking age, ended up drinking in a Hamptons night club, returning to the nearby home of a stranger, swimming in her underwear in his swimming pool while Lee swam naked and then alleging rape subsequently in his bathroom.

It must have been a soul-destroying exercise to return to the US to testify in the trial and have her evidence of rape found not convincing by the judge who stated emphatically it did not pass the burden of proof.

At the very least, former Goldman Sachs executive Lee was a creep on the night, a married man out hunting for women, leaving his wife behind in Manhattan on his birthday.

He picked up a doubtless naive and likely inebriated young Irish girl and took her back to his $32,000 a month rented mansion. To say this was a matchup of unequals was putting it mildly.

May 02 08:00

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Anthony “Tony” Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Tony is the brother of John Podesta, former top climate change adviser to President Barack Obama and current top campaign aide for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid for president.

May 02 07:57

BBC Jimmy Savile abuse report delayed at police request

The publication of the report into sexual abuse at the BBC has been delayed after police said it could prejudice ongoing investigations.

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May 02 07:57

NSA Used German Intelligence to Spy on Offices of French President and other EU Allies

Intelligence spying involving the United States and Germany is once again in the news, only this time the rift isn’t between the two allies. Unlike the 2013 revelation that the National Security Agency had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest snooping hoopla has the NSA using Germany’s electronic listening technology to spy on other European allies, including the leader of France. The American-German cooperation went on for at least a decade, according to a parliamentary investigation in Berlin

May 02 07:55

Big Brother finds new way to track every vehicle owner

We predicted it would happen. A year after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scuttled plans to build its own nationwide database of vehicle license plate data, the agency is seeking bids from private contractors to provide the agency access to the same information.

May 02 07:47

White House: US Is Considering The Possibility Of Increasing The Pressure On The Russian Federation

US continues to cooperate with European partners in order to exert economic pressure on Moscow in connection with the situation around Ukraine, said White House spokesman Josh Ernest.

United States is considering the possibility of increasing the pressure on Russia over the situation around Ukraine, he said on Friday White House spokesman Josh Ernest.

http://whatisusa.info/white-house-us-is-considering-the-possibility-of...

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 02 07:40

Comcast sued a city trying to build high-speed internet — then offered its own version

The small city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has played a large role in the movement to expand high-speed internet around the US. It wanted to build its own municipal fiber network, but was sued by incumbents like Comcast. After winning in court, Chattanooga built its own high-speed offering, but was prevented from expanding this offering to neighboring areas by state laws. Earlier this year, the FCC voted to overturn those restrictions. And today Comcast has come crawling back, announcing it will begin offering its own 2-gigabit service in Chattanooga.

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Despite the internet being invented in the United States (by DARPA, not by Al Gore) consumer internet in the US currently lags behind other developed nations because of this approach of making us dependent on a single provider who thus has little incentive to improve service and speed, but spends all their energy keeping competing system that might be better out. This too is a symptom of a fascist economic dictatorship!

May 02 07:39

US Nominates War College Grad as Ambassador to Thailand

By Tony Cartalucci

There are two kinds of "ambassadors" the US employs across the globe to project its unwarranted power and influence beyond its borders. One is a friendly face that covert subversion and manipulation can hide behind, the other is a strong voice that subversion and manipulation can openly rally around...

May 02 07:37

Lord Janner was still director of his firm THREE WEEKS ago, it emerges as damning dossier alleges police chief allowed peer to molest young boys

Lord Janner served as a company director until six days before being ruled too unwell to be tried for suspected child abuse.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders sparked outrage when she said his dementia meant he could not understand what would happen in a courtroom.

Yet less than a week earlier, the Labour peer was at the top of a list of company directors for his firm West Heath Road Seasons Ltd.

May 02 07:25

Woman Claims To Be Victim Of Marathon Bombings: She Lied

The Boston Marathon bombings were a terrible time in our nation’s history. Unfortunately, some people are trying to take advantage of the event by claiming to be a victim of this tragedy, when they, in fact, are not.

41-year-old Joanna Leigh received almost $40,000 in benefits after claiming to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim. She received money from the One Fund as well as a local school. As a result, she has been indicted for fraud.

Question: what about the "crisis actors" that were paid to be victims in the Boston Marathon, false flag, martial law pretext? Are they going to be charged as well?

May 01 20:41

White House: US Is Considering The Possibility Of Increasing The Pressure On The Russian Federation

US continues to cooperate with European partners in order to exert economic pressure on Moscow in connection with the situation around Ukraine, said White House spokesman Josh Ernest.

http://whatisusa.info/white-house-us-is-considering-the-possibility-of...

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

May 01 20:09

Irony of Ironies: Afghan Watchdog Who Identified Vast Waste Told to Slash Staff

How’s this for poetic injustice? The watchdog who found that fully half of all monies poured into Afghanistan was unaccounted for or wasted… has been told to slash his staff.

It seems, despite (or perhaps because of) the $56 billion dumped into “reconstruction”, the Department of Defense (DOD) cannot afford to keep the watchdog at present strength.

Shooting (or is it slashing?) the Messengers

John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), was ordered by the US embassy in Kabul to slash his staff in the country by 40 percent and that the cut was “non-negotiable.”
“This arbitrary number was developed without SIGAR’s input, and embassy officials did not provide any explanation for how they determined these cuts,” Sopko said April 30 in testimony before the National Security subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

May 01 18:38

How the Establishment Is Trying to Deep-Six Sanders’s Campaign

The Hillary Clinton campaign is now focusing its public pitch at liberal fools to get them to ignore her record and believe her words. Here are examples:

The NBC ‘News’ political analyst (and perhaps a future President Clinton’s Press Secretary) Chuck Todd posted, on May 1st, the following item, under the heading “Why Bernie Sanders Likely Helps Hillary Clinton”:

May 01 15:13

Is Merkel a CIA Asset ?

Is Merkel an asset for American intelligence, serving the geopolitical interests of Washington rather than the good of her own nation, or the wider good of Europe?

The claims that Merkel’s government knew about German state intelligence spying on behalf of the Americans against the country’s own industrial interests raise disturbing questions about the integrity of German government leaders.

The apparent betrayal of German national interests by Chancellor Angela Merkel is not only evident over the recent industrial spying scandal on behalf of America, the slavish pursuit by Merkel of Washington’s anti-Russian policy over Ukraine — in contradistinction to her country’s national interests — also cogently suggests that the chancellor is serving a foreign master.

May 01 14:36

Irate Congressman gives cops easy rule: “just follow the damn Constitution”

Rep. Ted Lieu lambasts gov't request for more access to encrypted devices.

May 01 11:49

FLASHBACK - Radfem Hub: The underbelly of a hate movement

Radfem Hub (Radfem is short for Radical Feminist), is a website featuring articles from well-known activists, many of whom are in significant real-world positions of political and social influence. The site has been the focus of some attention since Simon and Schuster novelist Pamela O’Shaughnessy, posting under the name Vliet Tiptree, penned an article there advocating human scientific experimentation and forced eugenics, in order to “extirpate” certain aspects of masculinity.

The publishers of Radfem Hub frequently profess and promote philosophical solidarity with the late Valerie Solanas, author of The Scum Manifesto, a violent ideologue who advocated the extermination of men. She also gunned down artist Andy Warhol, maiming him for life.

May 01 11:14

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

The National Park Service used falsified data to shut down an 80-year-old oyster company in Point Reyes, Calif, its owner claims.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We are terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday.

“Let me be clear, we did not fail as a business,” Lunny said in his prepared testimony. “This was not bad luck. Rather, the Park Service engaged in a taxpayer-funded enterprise of corruption to run our small business out of Point Reyes.”

May 01 10:56

The Real Truth Of What's Happening In Baltimore

Published on May 1, 2015 - In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to on the ground journalist Tim Pool at the Baltimore uprising to get a full perspective on the entire situation. In this video we lay out the arguments occurring on both sides of the issue and how the media is making the situation worse.

May 01 10:35

Hillary Clinton “Thinks She Is a God”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

In a government and corporate sphere dominated by and filled with psychopaths and sociopaths, arrogant and ruthless ladder climbers and ultra wealthy manipulators, Hillary still stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Not just in 2016, throughout her entire quest for power.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Emmanuel Badejo, the bishop of Oyo in southwestern Nigeria, told the Rome correspondent of Aleteia, an online Roman Catholic newspaper, in an interview published Wednesday that Hillary Clinton “thinks she is a god.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 01 10:25

Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

David Wildstein, a former official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to two counts of conspiracy in connection with lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. The case could have implications for his former friend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican presidential candidate.

Wildstein did not implicate the New Jersey governor in the scheme to help engineer traffic jams on the bridge and then covering up those actions along with two other officials. He was released on a $100,000 bond.

WNYC adds:

"Wildstein told the judge he conspired with Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni to close the lanes in order to punish the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing the re-election of Christie."

May 01 10:15

Hillary Clinton’s Crimes are Worse than Bob Menendez’s, but He’s the Only One Facing Prison Time

And I know you're playing this game. You're 'I'm going to be a tough professional journalist,' and that's really awesome. But Mika — Bob McDonnell. Let's look at what Bob McDonnell, what Bob McDonnell did pales in comparison to what's in this book. What Bob Menendez did pales in comparison to this book. The Clintons have made $150 million over the past decade because of contacts they made during public service. I will sit back and let you ask the tough questions. I'm just curious, though, why aren't the Clintons held to a standard that Bob McDonnell's not held to. That Bob Menendez is not held to. That all of these congressmen that get thrown into jail for going on a — going to a Redskins game or going on a golf trip, compared to $150 million.

The fact of the matter is that the allegations against the Clinton's are well-founded, and there is a tremendous amount of evidence against them... yet the Justice Department has done nothing.

May 01 09:39

FDA to Crack Down on Home-based Soap Makers

Companies and brands that support the bill:

Johnson & Johnson, brands include Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Lubriderm, Johnson’s baby products.
Procter & Gamble, including Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Ivory, CoverGirl, Olay, Sebastian Professional, Vidal Sassoon.
Revlon, brands include Revlon, Almay, Mitchum
Esteee Lauder, brands include Esteee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan, Aveda, Michael Kors.
Unilever, brands include Dove, Tresemme, Lever, St. Ives, Noxzema, Nexxus, Pond’s, Suave, Sunsilk, Vaseline, Degree.
L’Oreeal, brands include L’Oreeal Paris, Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s, Essie, Garnier, Maybelline-New York, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Redken.

May 01 09:38

While you're paying attention to Hillary, Bill Clinton is being discreetly bribed

If you’re interested in watching how money influences politics, you would be smart to not only track who Hillary accepts campaign contributions from, but just as importantly who is lining Bill’s pockets as well.

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