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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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May 01 08:11

Homeland security official defends handling of Las Vegas visas

A top Department of Homeland Security official on Thursday defended his handling of visa applications for overseas investors in the SLS Las Vegas resort, saying he was only doing his job, “nothing more or nothing less.”

The department inspector general concluded in March that Alejandro Mayorkas in late 2012 improperly intervened to fast track consideration of “EB-5” visas for backers of the $415 million Strip project after being pressured by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

May 01 08:06

US Unemployment Benefits At Its Lowest Level In 15 Years

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in 15 Years
WASHINGTON—The quantity of Americans requesting first-time unemployment advantages tumbled a week ago to the most minimal level in 15 years, a sign of expansive wellbeing in the work market.

http://whatisusa.info/us-unemployment-benefits-at-its-lowest-level-in-...

May 01 07:56

Airbus goes to court over reports of NSA/BND espionage

European aviation consortium Airbus said it would file criminal charges over industrial espionage, following reports that US and German foreign intelligence spied on the industry giant.

May 01 07:20

Why the attack on Doctor Oz was such a farce: 600 million prescriptions a year are backed by no scientific evidence at all

In one of the most laughable examples of modern-day abandonment of journalistic ethics, all these mainstream media players helped spread a contrived smear campaign against Doctor Oz that was organized by a group of doctors who operate as part of the so-called "Monsanto Discredit Bureau," a shady group of biotech operatives whose primary goal is to discredit and destroy those who raise legitimate questions over the safety of glyphosate or GMOs.

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Even John Oliver piled onto Dr. Oz on Last Week Tonight.

May 01 07:16

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton Foundation Money ‘A Very Serious Problem’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, said he is concerned by the millions of dollars flowing into the Clinton Foundation at a time when he thinks money plays too strong a role in politics.

“It tells me what is a very serious problem,” Sanders said in an interview with ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. “It's not just about Hillary Clinton or Bill Clinton. It is about a political system today that is dominated by big money. It's about the Koch brothers being prepared to spend $900 million dollars in the coming election.

“So do I have concerns about the Clinton Foundation and that money? I do,” he added. “But I am concerned about Sheldon Adelson and his billions. I’m concerned about the Koch Brothers and their billions. We're looking at a system where our democracy is being owned by a handful of billionaires.”

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That is because politicians are willing to sell our democracy to those billionaires!

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May 01 06:48

How the British Government are gagging critics

“Every election is a referendum. The winner is the person who sets the question”.

This mantra, passed from campaign manager to campaign manager down the generations, is key to understanding how political communication works. You don’t win by having the best answer. You win by setting the question.

May 01 05:34

Mainstream press targets alternative media over Jade Helm coverage in series of coordinated attacks

(INTELLIHUB) — Within the last 48 hours multiple mainstream news outlets have attacked the alternative media and any coverage of Jade Helm that doesn’t automatically believe the military’s official reasons for the multi state realistic training exercise.

May 01 02:53

Rand Paul Is Trying To Murder Net Neutrality

Rand Paul is trying to murder net neutrality. Is there a US presidential election, or something?
Motion to axe rules will run right into Obama's veto stamp

"This regulation by the FCC is a textbook example of Washington's desire to regulate anything and everything and will do nothing more than wrap the internet in red-tape," said Senator Paul in a statement.

"The internet has successfully flourished without the heavy hand of government interference. Stated simply, I do not want to see the government regulating the Internet."

Apr 30 21:50

Roberts: Legendary US Economy Is No Longer

The declaration today (April 29) of a scarcely positive GDP first quarter 2015 development rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is a deliberate embellishment.

http://whatisusa.info/roberts-legendary-us-economy-is-no-longer/

Apr 30 18:55

Powerful report on sexual abuse in (Canadian) military calls for outside-chain-of-command solution

The report from former Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps on sexual misconduct and harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces is blistering and powerful.

It describes "a sexualized environment in the armed forces … characterized by the frequent use of swear words and highly degrading expressions that reference women's bodies, sexual jokes, innuendos, discriminatory comments with respect to the abilities of women, and unwelcome sexual touching..."

That would be bad enough.

But Deschamps goes on to say that this sexualized environment leads to the widespread "use of sex to enforce power relationships and to punish and ostracize a member of a unit."

Apr 30 17:37

Changing Alliances and the National Interest in the Middle East - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By aiding groups like ISIS,the Israelis have forfeited any claim on American sympathy (unless, of course, your a U.S. politician who has been captured by the Zionist lobby).

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