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Jul 06 22:02

No, sweet no

The astounding NO vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans respond. But here are some immediate reactions.

The scale of the majority surprised everyone I have spoken to here in Athens as it bust the polls. Its definite, unarguable nature is a relief. This was no close-run majority that the other side could claim is illegitimate. Nor was it a mere party vote as many more supported NO than have backed Syriza.

Jul 06 22:01

From 'No' to 'Yes': Rejection of Austerity Just Beginning of European Battle

Even with a historic political victory in his pocket after seeing his nation vote overwhelmingly against the imposition of further austerity in exchange for a new loan package from foreign creditors on Sunday, Yanis Varoufakis, the outspoken finance minister of Greece's Syriza-led government, announced his resignation on Monday morning.

In a statement posted to his personal blog, Varoufakis said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride" after it was made clear to him that his "absence" from future talks was urged by negotiating members of the so-called Troika—the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.

Jul 06 20:50

Hillary spokesman: We roped off the media like animals to keep her parade appearance from becoming “chaotic”

It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears as though America’s political media are suffering from something approaching Battered Reporter Syndrome: yeah, she tied us up, but only once; she still respects us.

Hillary’s strategy in the face of an all-too-compliant media makes perfect sense. Why wouldn’t she abuse and disrespect them if they’re just going to stand there and take it? She has every reason in the world to keep doing this to them. Thus far, the Clinton campaign’s strategy of either ignoring reporters entirely or using them to broadcast blatantly manipulated nonsense is working pretty well. If campaign reporters are going to allow themselves to be led around like leashed preschoolers on a field trip to the museum, Hillary would be crazy to not treat them like leashed preschoolers on a field trip to the museum.

Jul 06 18:43

San Francisco City Attorney Bans P2P Parking Apps, Threatens Users with Fines, Asks Apple to Remove from Global App Store

By Activist Post

The MonkeyParking app will have to delay their hopes of solving the parking problem in the greater San Francisco area because of a cease-and-desist order issued by the city.

MonkeyParking is one of several apps banned by the city that help drivers locate and reserve parking spots faster. The apps allow current occupants of a parking space to get paid to notify nearby drivers of their soon-to-be vacancy.

The city, clearly envious that they couldn't figure out a way to profit from solving a problem on their own, declared the apps illegal...

Jul 06 16:51

An NSA Whistleblower’s Guide to Encryption

Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act.

Jul 06 14:56

Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked by benefit assessors when precisely they are expected to die, according to evidence seen by Frank Field, the newly elected chairman of the work and pensions select committee.

Jul 06 14:30

Martial Law Concern About Jade Helm Is “Racist… Because We Have a Black President”

The media is trying to paint conspiracy theorists worried about Jade Helm martial law as racists...

Basically, the Washington Post says constitutionalists are just upset that there is a black president, not that there have been creeping violations of our rights by government.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 06 14:15

“Democracy Cannot Be Blackmailed”

Greek voters have overwhelmingly turned down the terms of an international bailout in a historic rejection of austerity.

Jul 06 13:43

Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined

A previous article explained Clinton threatens world peace. Among an array of presidential aspirants looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates, she especially stands out as pure evil - the most dangerous of the bunch.

She represents everything most people should reject - eager to destroy what's left of freedom in America while waging endless wars of aggression abroad, including the madness of possibly challenging Russia and/or China confrontationally.

Jul 06 13:40

Net closes on Israeli rights activist as watchdog takes up his case

Marianne Azizi describes the environment in which Israeli rights activists have to work, where children are commodities in a state-sponsored lucrative business and where you can be locked up for protesting.

Jul 06 12:47

Greek referendum results may cause domino effect in other European countries

Greek voters say a resounding ‘NO’ to the bailout terms demanded by international creditors with most ballots counted from Sunday’s referendum.

Jul 06 12:12

Chris Christie: Blame Rand Paul For Next Terror Attack

New Jersey Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie appeared on Morning Joe on Monday and said that Americans should blame Senator Rand Paul (R- Ky.) if there is another terrorist attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which reminds me; that horrible ISIS attack the FBI. DHS, CIA, NSA, etc. all warned was going to happen on the fourth ... didn't happen.

"Wolf!"

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Jul 06 12:05

Why the Democrats Will Do and Say Anything To Stop Donald Trump

The powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated, this coordinated – NEVER in all my years in politics, have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy the Donald. No, this is a coordinated conspiracy led by President Obama himself. Obama is making the phone calls and giving the orders – the ultimate intimidator who plays by the rules of Chicago thug politics.

Why is this so important to Obama?

Because most of the other politicians are part of the “old boys club.” They talk big, but in the end they won’t change a thing.

Jul 06 12:01

Police tell neighbors of murdered Florida doctor she was killed with a HAMMER as family lay her rest at funeral

The neighbors of a well-regarded doctor and mother-of-two who was discovered murdered inside her upscale Florida home have been told a hammer was used in the crime, according to reports.

Dr Teresa Ann Sievers, 46, who operated the Restorative Health & Healing Center in the Estero Medical Center, was found dead at her family's house on Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs on June 29 while her husband and children were with relatives in Connecticut.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of a sudden, doctors who are a threat to the profitability of big pharmaceutical corporations are dropping like flies!

Jul 06 11:28

Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Our national conversation on race and crime is based on a fiction. It is the fiction that the organs of internal security, especially the judiciary and the police, can be adjusted, modernized or professionalized to make possible a post-racial America.

Jul 06 11:22

It’s Here: Oregon First State to Launch “Pay-by-the-Mile” Driving Track and Tax Scheme

The freedom of driving is about to get a lot less free in more ways than one.

“Rare American” David Hastings, Oregon hybrid car owner told Fox News, “I’m a statist who is happy to blindly contribute to the total tyranny that has almost completely surrounding us all and I see no potential downsides to a technological control grid where the government tracks my every move—”

No wait, sorry, it was, “I’ve been free-loading on the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars, getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven’t been paying my share.”

Mr. Hastings apparently cannot wait to pay more taxes to drive on state roads while being tracked by the government as he drives on those roads. In fact, he has volunteered for this in a state transportation taxing scheme that will eventually be mandatory not just in all of Oregon, but likely the entire country.

Jul 06 11:10

Wilderness Corridors: Agenda 21 Under A New Name

When it comes to people the government fears the most, those who live in rural areas must be somewhere near the top of the list. Not that there’s anything wrong with this particular group of people. It’s just that they’re a demographic that the government often struggles to contend with.

They usually have the resources to take care of themselves, and often by necessity, which makes it difficult to corral this population. When you have no choice but to take care of yourself because government services are too far away, they don’t have any good excuses for telling you what to do. They know that if they tried to micromanage your life, they would utterly fail (at least more than they do already).

Jul 06 10:36

Clinton 'alarmed' over calls for Israel boycott, urges bi-partisan action

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed her alarm last week over the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement, and said countering it was a priority that stretches "across party lines," vowing to always "stand up for Israel" if she becomes president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boycotts are a recognized form of non-violent protest protected as free speech under the First Amendment. Hillary once again shows she is a whore for Israel, willing to subvert America's freedoms to please her masters in Tel Aviv!

Jul 06 10:30

Out of Whack

Obamacare is the name given a law that says you must buy overpriced private health insurance from companies that fund election campaigns. Yes, it's got some lipstick on it, but compared to a civilized healthcare system like other wealthy nations use it's awful. But how awful? Surely not as awful as . . .

Jul 06 10:27

Jewish billionaires line up behind Clinton

According to a recent report published in the Jewish Telegraph Agency, Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban, two of the most politically influential plutocratic internationalists swaying American elections on the Democratic side of the political spectrum, have donated $3 million to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Other wealthy Jewish plutocrats have followed suit, greasing the wheels of the Clinton campaign.

Jul 06 10:16

Hillary Clinton slams China while Chinese bash U.S. allegations of hacking

During an Independence Day campaign rally in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accused the Chinese of stealing corporate secrets and pilfering U.S. government information. She received a chuckle from the assembled crowd on Saturday when she said that the Chinese were trying to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

But Chinese government officials on Sunday, through their state-run newspaper Xinhua, claim that there is a new wave of "China-bashing" in the U.S. by political leaders, the latest accusation being that China is responsible for the recent hacking into U.S. federal computer networks. The news service's editorial board claims these unfounded accusations are may have harmful effects on future Sino-U.S. relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll wager a Euro that Hillary will next claim that the Chinese planted all that incriminating information on her private server!

Jul 06 09:55

TPP PASSES: Obama Now A Dictator

The ultimate horror of completely captured government is upon us.

Jul 06 09:53

Revealed: Documents Prove EPA Knew Glyphosate was Carcinogenic 30 Years Ago

Documents from 1985 have recently been uncovered which show how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was fully aware of glyphosate’s carcinogenic potential for the last 30 years – yet the organization has done nothing to lessen glyphosate’s use.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look; we have the profitability of the cancer treatment industry to consider here!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 06 09:42

CHICAGO TO TAX NETFLIX AND OTHER ONLINE MOVIES AND MUSIC TO HELP COVER GROWING DEFICIT CREATED BY FAILED POLICIES

Politicians get elected by making expensive, grandiose promises that are virtually impossible to fund. The voters, excited by the politicians promises, elect said politician, who proceeds to gleefully waste the money of the taxpayers on frivolous things. Then, when the inevitable budget shortfall rears its ugly head, they strong-arm the public into supporting tax increases by blaming the deficit on those who are principally opposed to tax increases and by threatening to cut funding for more popular public programs like education and the fire department. You can watch this cycle play out again and again. Maybe one day we’ll break it, but that day isn’t today.

Jul 06 09:38

A racist country with too much influence over US — Israel’s new image among Democrats

Rightwing pro-Israel pollster Frank Luntz sounds the alarm with a survey of elite US opinion saying that 3/4 of American Democratic elites regard Israel as having too much influence, and half of them say Israel is racist. Just what we’ve been saying: criticism of Israel is gaining traction in the Democratic base and is sure to play a role in next year’s election campaigns. Hillary Clinton is surely freaking over these numbers; what’s a presidential candidate to do, will this become a tsunami.

Jul 06 09:21

Why Bernie Sanders praises Greek 'no' vote

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praised the Greek people for voting down austerity measures that would lead to new loans for the country in crisis.

Sen. Sanders (I) of Vermont said in a statement that the spending cuts European creditors wanted Greece to make would do more harm than good, becoming the first presidential candidate to weigh in on the issue, according to the Huffington Post.

Jul 06 09:13

London is now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

The City of London is the money-laundering centre of the world’s drug trade, according to an internationally acclaimed crime expert.

UK banks and financial services have ignored so-called “know your customer” rules designed to curb criminals’ abilities to launder the proceeds of crime, Roberto Saviano warned. Mr Saviano, author of the international bestseller Gomorrah, which exposed the workings of the Neapolitan crime organisation Camorra, said: “The British treat it as not their problem because there aren’t corpses on the street.”

His warning follows a National Crime Agency (NCA) threat assessment which stated: “We assess that hundreds of billions of US dollars of criminal money almost certainly continue to be laundered through UK banks, including their subsidiaries, each year.”

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Jul 06 08:08

Jewish extremist linked to US bomber acquitted amid UK prosecution “shambles”

Roberta Moore, the leader of the Jewish Defence League UK, last week had a conviction for assault and possession of an offensive weapon overturned on appeal.

A second JDL activist did not appeal his conviction for assault during the same September 2014 disruption of a Palestine solidarity event. In February, Robert De Jonge changed his plea to guilty and was in March sentenced to community service and a fine.

In September, he assaulted Andy Simons, an organizer of a Palestine literary festival in Haringey, north London. A group of right-wing Zionist activists in the audience invaded the stage, attempting to disrupt the event.

The reversal came as government prosecutors faced criticism for not taking the cases seriously enough. The appeal judge described the prosecution’s case as a “shambles.”

Jul 06 07:52

Another World Is Possible, Another US is Necessary

TRNN’s Eddie Conway interviews participants at the 2015 US Social Forum in Philadelphia.

Jul 06 07:50

Euclid Tsakalotos to be appointed new Greek finance minister - media

Euclid Tsakalotos set to be appointed the new Greek finance minister after Yanis Varoufakis resigned, Greek Skai TV reports. Tsakalotos was previously the deputy foreign minister responsible for international economic relations.

Varoufakis leaving the job, and a more composed Tsakalatos taking cover, could mark a thaw in the frosty negotiations between Greece and its creditors. On the sidelines of the talks the former finance minister was often referred to as ‘impossible’ do deal with.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the new Greek finance minister is more Euro-friendly!

Jul 06 07:44

Video: California law passes turning children into bioweapons

Gov. Brown had 2 weeks to consider signing SB277 into law. It took him just 24 hours.

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Jul 06 04:06

Bankers Plan to Raid Deposits After Greeks "Rise Up Against Debt Bondage"

More austerity and new rounds of loans? Voters in Greece’s emergency referendum were overwhelmingly against it. Whatever happens next, they stood up to the authoritarian tactics of the European Union. Hurrah.

Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject creditors’ proposal of more austerity measures in return for rescue loans, in the country’s first referendum in 41 years Sunday.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 05 19:05

Hillary Ropes Off "Everyday" Reporters, Creates Media Spectacle

In case anyone forgot, Hillary Clinton — whose demands for a keynote speech appearance include a quarter of a million dollars, a private jet ("a Gulfstream 450 or larger), and $1,000 for a stenographer — is running for "everyday Americans."

Presumably, these are the "folks" who make up the 83% of American workers classified by the BLS as "non supervisory" and probably include those whose job it is to report the news, which is why we were surprised (not really) to see that when it comes to "everyday" reporters, covering a Clinton rally means being herded along like cattle inside a moving rope pen which looks to have been designed to separate the former First Lady from 'the rest of us'.

Jul 05 16:56

Jeb Bush: ‘Trump doesn’t represent the values of the Republican Party’

It’s not hard to believe that Jeb Bush (R) feels threatened by Donald Trump’s (R) elevated ratings in the in the current 2016 Presidential polls.

Jul 05 16:56

Greek conservative opposition chief Antonis Samaras resigns

Greece's conservative opposition chief Antonis Samaras on Sunday announced his resignation after the country was on course to soundly reject further austerity cuts in a referendum.

"I understand that our great movement needs a new start. From today I am stepping down from the leadership," the New Democracy chief, a former prime minister, said in a televised address.

Samaras, 64, had faced calls to resign in January after his party was beaten in national elections by the radical leftist Syriza party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Jul 05 14:13

The "Nightmare Of The Euro-Architects" Is Coming True: JPM Now Sees Grexit, Eurogroup "Split In Coming Days"

Perhaps the best summary - or epitaph, some would say - of the shocking events that took place in Greece this afternoon, and the resultant falling dominoes that are about to be unleashed, was given by Slovakia's finance minister Peter Kazimir, who summarized events as follows

Jul 05 13:54

The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man who Defied Hitler & the Nazis by Refusing to Salute

In what can only be described as one of the most iconic photos of World War II, a lone man, August Landmesser, is seen refusing to be caught up in tha nationalistic Nazi fervor, as he stands with his arms crossed, stone faced, as the rest of the crowd engages in the mandatory “seig heil” salute. The salute, meaning hail victory, was an exhibition of loyalty to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, and was mandatory for all German citizens.

Jul 05 12:31

How to Win Power and Riches by Betraying Your Own

After a crowded jet-liner was deliberately crashed in the Alps earlier this year, many journalists talked about the need for psychological screening of pilots. It’s a good suggestion. But if we screen the pilots of planes, why don’t we screen the pilots of nations? Why aren’t aspiring politicians tested for dangerous traits like narcissism and psychopathy?

Jul 05 10:31

6 Logical Fallacies You Can Expect From Feminists And SJWs

Logic and reason have never been the strong points of feminists and the social justice crowd. Really, we are truly overwhelmed by how often they slander, sabotage, and twist around our arguments with their childish bickering, profanity-laced tirades, and all-round third rate debating skills.

You can learn about a wide range of logical fallacies right here, but there are six specific fallacies which feminists and social justice warriors are particularly prone to use whenever they land on a manosphere website. Did you write an article about short hair, eating disorders, or ugly tattoos? Chances are you might become acquainted with a few (if not all) of these fallacies in a single counter-argument.

Jul 05 10:30

ZION DONATES MILLIONS TO HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN

Billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, the news site Politico reported.

Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, gave Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, $2 million, while Soros, a Jewish, Hungary-born business magnate, donated $1 million, according to Politico’s article published Thursday.

Clinton’s super PAC, which is dedicated to airing ads supporting her presidential bid and attacking her opponents, revealed Thursday that it had raised a total of $15.6 million during the first half of the year.

Other heavy donors included DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and director J.J. Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath, as well as California investor Herb Sandler and Boston philanthropist Barbara Lee.

Jul 05 10:11

Trump’s Fixation on Rape and Color

Real estate and entertainment mogul Donald Trump has soared to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates after a rant about Mexican immigrant “rapists” – not the first time that Trump has mixed the explosive topics of rape and color, leading Jeff Cohen to ask if Trump is a “serial racist.”

Jul 05 09:35

British government to double austerity cuts in emergency budget

A new report says the British government will double the amount of austerity cuts in its “emergency budget.”

The cuts will affect housing benefits, reduce the state’s welfare cap further and also impact in-work tax credits.

Jul 05 08:55

Wikileaks Exposes How TISA Will Gut Financial Regulations All Over the World

It’s almost impossible to keep anything secret these days – not even the core text of a hyper-secret trade deal, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which has spent the last two years taking shape behind the hermetically sealed doors of highly secure locations around the world. According to the agreement’s provisional text, the document is supposed to remain confidential and concealed from public view for at least five years after being signed! But now, thanks to WikiLeaks, it has seeped to the surface.

Jul 05 08:49

NSA tapped the phones of 29 top Brazilian officials – WikiLeaks

The NSA tapped the telephones of 29 top Brazilian government officials as well as economists and bankers, WikiLeaks claims in a new release.

Jul 05 08:35

The bin Laden death mythology

The White House’s story of how US special forces hunted down and assassinated arch terrorist Osama bin Laden in his secret lair in Pakistan is unraveling.

The official narrative of the bin Laden raid is that for over a decade, US intelligence hunted for the terror chief until a surveillance/torture-enabled breakthrough tracked him to a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. On 1st May 2011, US Navy Seals entered the compound and assassinated him in a furious firefight.

The operation demonstrated how far the US military intelligence community had come since the days of 9/11, proving how its disparate agencies had now developed a tremendous capacity to share and process often obscure intelligence data, to guide precision covert counter-terror missions.

After killing bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader was buried at sea. When the raid was officially announced, Pakistan, a key US ally in the fight against al-Qaeda, was incensed at the US operation on its own soil.

Jul 05 08:23

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th

If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events.

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