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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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).

Apr 30 14:16

It’s Official: Police Were Ordered To Stand Down And Let The Baltimore Riots Rage Out Of Control

We now have official confirmation that the rioting in Baltimore on Monday was purposely allowed to spiral out of control. Up until now, there had been some unconfirmed reports that police in Baltimore had been ordered to “stand down” during the riots, but nobody had been willing to come forward and go on the record. Now that has all changed. Michael Lewis is the Sheriff of Wicomico County, Maryland and what he has to say is absolutely jaw dropping.

Apr 30 14:08

Rep. Amash: Not Enough Votes in Congress to Reauthorize PATRIOT Act

By Activist Post

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash took to Facebook earlier today to inform the public about the inner workings of alleged surveillance reform.

Amash states that the latest version of the USA Freedom Act does not prevent the government's illegal surveillance on Americans...

Apr 30 13:41

A series of events have brought the subject of high frequency trading abuses once again to the forefront of the financial news reportage.

Although the SEC has investigated high frequency trading and its impact on the market for years, it is yet to explain, never mind halt, the inexplicable streaks of consecutive winning trading days that banks and hedge funds routinely report. On the other side of every winning transaction is an investor, who is losing money and none too happy about it. Where are the market watchdogs that are supposed protect investors from predatory trading?

Apr 30 13:32

The Right Is Race-Baiting on Baltimore

onservative reaction to the unrest in Baltimore sometimes looks like a page out of the old "silent majority" playbook. The right has so far blamed the crisis on unions, welfare, single-parent families, Democrats, the "animalism" of Baltimore residents, and President Obama. Is there a political agenda taking root to exploit this crisis in 2016?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this a trick question?

Apr 30 13:16

America's double standards on the Middle East

The role that the U.S. Congress has assumed for itself as a player in foreign policy exhibits an odd and indefensible pattern these days. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, calls it a “double standard,” although that might be too mild a term.

Apr 30 12:40

Poison pill: Rubio floats amendment to Corker’s Iran bill requiring Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist

Is there any strategy behind this apart from generating a nice pro-Israel credential for Rubio’s resume that he can show off to GOP primary voters this summer? What I mean is, is there any chance that this somehow improves — or kills — the final deal between the U.S. and Iran or at least puts Obama and the Democrats in a verrrry tough spot in defending it?

Apr 30 12:35

Are we being psychologically conditioned to accept martial law in America?

Have you noticed that we are starting to be bombarded with images of troops in the streets? Have you noticed that the term “martial law” is coming up a lot in movies, news broadcasts and even in television commercials?

Apr 30 12:22

Bankers caught trying to buy politcial influence

Wall Street arrogance seems to be accelerating even faster than our infinite cosmos is expanding.

It's not enough that the greed and illegal acts of giant financial conglomerates crashed our economy, nor that they demanded and got a full taxpayer bailout. It's not enough that virtually no Wall Street executives went to jail for their frauds, nor that they've gone right back to their profiteering casino scams that are setting us up for another crash.

Apr 30 12:15

SOME ARREST DATA THAT MAY HELP EXPLAIN THE BALTIMORE RIOTS

For years, Baltimore had a policy that led to tens of thousands of wrongful arrests?. Baltimore was forced to settle with the ACLU in 2010 and enact a series of reforms. The initiative has now more or less ended, but the damage it caused obviously lingers. “Never mind what it did to your jury pool,” Simon told the Marshall Project. “Now every single person of color in Baltimore knows the police will lie.”

Apr 30 12:09

71% OF WALL STREET BANKERS ADMIT THEY ARE TOO BIG TO FAIL (AND UNDERPAID)

Wall Streeters are not happy. According to the latest Bloomberg poll, 48% believe they are paid less (or much less) than they had hoped for.

With the biggest banks cutting costs as new regulations force derisking and deleveraging (in theory), pay is taking a hit (although not so much for the CEOs). As one headhunter noted, "they're still making decent money, but it’s nothing like 2007," but ironically, a massive 71% of Wall Street bankers admit that their banks are still Too Big To Fail.

Apr 30 11:58

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs

Natural Society reported on organic farmer Steve Marsh’s dilemma with GMO cross pollination of his organic farms a while back, but some shocking news has recently bubbled to the surface about Monsanto’s involvement.

One of the secrets of monopolizing Monsanto is that it contributed big bucks to the defense of the Australian farmer whose GMO canola crop infected Steve Marsh’s organic fields. If you aren’t privy, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Western Australia had no sympathy for Steve Marsh’s plight, and sided in favor of Michael Baxter and Monsanto.

Apr 30 11:47

Texas Terror

Apr 30 11:38

Baltimore Riots And A Vision Of Things To Come

By Brandon Turbeville

The recent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray at the hands of police in Baltimore, MD has now been added to the long list of American citizens murdered by the law enforcement community. Video footage of Gray’s arrest alone is cause enough for anger but his subsequent death after wounds inflicted by police – while not on video – are an atrocious case of neglect at best and outright torture and murder at worst. Given the track record of the US law enforcement community and the history of Baltimore’s policing in general, the latter is the most likely scenario.

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