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Mar 22 07:34

Why the Western Alliance Is Ending

World leaders — heads of state especially — tend to be tactful people, whatever else might be said about them. When they discover that one of their number happens to be incredibly arrogant and psychopathic (and some leading psychopaths are skilled charmers; they’re not necessarily blatant about their aggressive intents like Hitler was), they don’t generally publicize the discovery of this unpleasant fact, because doing so would be worse than tactless: it would be downright stupid — it would jeopardize lots of the interdependencies that nations have with one-another. It would be counterproductive.

Mar 22 06:48

Dick Cheney’s endless lies

Dick Cheney’s endless lies: Why his Playboy interview may be his most shameless yet

The most obvious sign that Cheney is either lying to Rosen or himself — or, most likely, both — is the simple fact that he’s doing the interview in the first place. Indeed, after spending most of his eight years in the White House endeavoring to shield his deeds and words from scrutiny, it seems lately that the once-taciturn vice president cannot shut up.

(*Playboy is having a hard time selling magazines these days
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/playboy-bunny-dish-stale-article... . Do they really think an interview with Dick is going to boost sales ? )

Mar 22 02:28

Jeb Bush’s Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida

The plan, code-named “Homeland Security,” seeks to try to neutralize two potentially grave but homegrown threats to Mr. Bush’s long-anticipated run for president: the likely challenge from a charismatic young Republican senator from Miami, Marco Rubio, who is expected to seek the Republican nomination himself, and a demographic drift within Florida that could doom Mr. Bush there in a fall campaign against a Democrat.

The Bush effort in Florida, where Barack Obama prevailed in the last two elections, will pour enormous resources and energy over the next year into a state that many thought Mr. Bush, its governor from 1999 to 2007, would be able to count on as a bedrock of support.
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“The political leadership of Florida is going to be with Jeb Bush.”

Mar 21 21:37

Rich Man’s Bank Hit by Bank Run, Collapse, “Bail-In”

In Europe nary a day seems to go by without some mention or rumor of a bank run or bank closure. Ground Zero of the current troubles is Greece, whose broken financial system is now wholly dependent on regular infusions of euros from the ECB. The moment those infusions stop – something the ECB has warned could happen at any time – the country’s banking system collapses. On Wednesday Greek banks saw deposit outflows of €300 million, the highest in a single day since a February deal with the euro zone that staved off a banking collapse.

Mar 21 19:21

Why Do American Weapons End Up in Our Enemies’ Hands?

It happens so often you wonder whether it is due to total ineptness or a deliberate policy to undermine our efforts overseas. It’s most likely a result of corruption and unintended consequences, combined with a foreign policy that makes it impossible to determine who are our friends are and who are our enemies. One would think that so many failures in arming others to do our bidding in our effort to control an empire would awaken our leaders and the American people and prompt policy changes.

Mar 21 19:02

A Family Business of Perpetual War

Neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan and his wife, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, run a remarkable family business: she has sparked a hot war in Ukraine and helped launch Cold War II with Russia – and he steps in to demand that Congress jack up military spending so America can meet these new security threats. This extraordinary husband-and-wife duo makes quite a one-two punch for the Military-Industrial Complex, an inside-outside team that creates the need for more military spending, applies political pressure to ensure higher appropriations, and watches as thankful weapons manufacturers lavish grants on like-minded hawkish Washington think tanks.

Mar 21 19:01

Reports: U.S. forces evacuating Yemen air base

U.S. troops were evacuating a southern Yemen air base Saturday after al-Qaeda seized a nearby town amid growing violence in the war-torn nation, multiple media outlets reported. Military forces, including Special Forces commandoes, were leaving the Al Anad air base near the southern city of al-Houta, the Associated Press and CNN reported citing unnamed officials. About 100 American troops and Special Forces members are stationed there.

Mar 21 17:35

The extinct dinosaur called The Individual

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Give up your dreams, if you must. Cease dreaming altogether. Call those dreams and ambitions and visions…delusions. Then you will be ready. Then you can truly serve humanity. You can fall back into the arms of the many who will receive you with love. You’ll become an empty vessel through which miracles are channeled. One day Oprah will interview you.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

In a BBC documentary, “Google and the World Brain,” the question of author-copyright is explored. Google has scanned and published out-of-print books that are still covered by copyright.

Interviewed, Kevin Kelly (twitter) (also here and here), the co-founder of Wired, makes a startling remark. In his view the whole issue of copyright is archaic. He explains that all authors draw their ideas from previous authors and therefore don’t own their own ideas.

Mar 21 15:49

World Health Organization Admits Roundup “Probably” Causes Cancer

For over 40 years Monsanto’s patented glyphosate formula, better known as Roundup, has become a staple for farmers, gardeners, and landscapers. Monsanto has gone so far as to create genetically modified crops capable of withstanding massive amounts of the pesticide without dying. These “Roundup Ready” crops, such as corn, soy, and canola, have since come to dominate America’s agricultural industry.

But over the years, many researchers have questioned whether these heavily sprayed crops are safe for human consumption. As time goes on, it appears that some institutions are beginning to change their tune on the popular pesticide.

Mar 21 15:01

Israel Votes Apartheid

Pandering and fear mongering together with hatred for Arabs and the left are the ingredients of Netanyahu’s secret potion, and it now appears that many voters were indeed seduced.

Mar 21 14:15

CANADIAN PUBLISHER FACES JAIL FOR POLITICAL WRITINGS!

Hello. My name is Arthur Topham and I am the owner, publisher and editor of the online alternative News site RadicalPress.com which has been operating in Canada for the past sixteen years. Over the last eight years I have been involved in legal battles with the Canadian government, first the Canadian Human Rights Commission and now the federal legal system over alleged offences that purportedly violate Canada's "Hate Propaganda" laws (Sections 318 - 320) of the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC).

Mar 21 13:00

David Cameron and Ed Miliband need to forget spin and give public the truth

Is it me or is the run up to this General Election being ­dominated by negative, lacklustre campaigning and politicians with a mental age of five?
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All the personal insults politicians lob at each other, all the spin and jibes, might be a jolly good jape at Prime ­Minister’s Questions, but tearing clumps out of each other isn’t a strategy to fight an ­election. Nor to get the voters on side.

(*It's the same damned thing , on this side of the bloody pond , there , Mate .)

Mar 21 11:40

Israeli author Yonaton Geffen attacked at home after calling Netanyahu a racist

“The people again chose a government that is based on intimidating people. They selected a racist that, on election day, told the media the Arabs are flocking to the polls like mice. What would you say if in Germany people said the Jews are flocking to the polls like mice?” Yonaton Geffen charged.

Mar 21 10:27

Monsanto and DuPont Lose Initial Appeals over Mexico GM Maize Ban

The legal battles over the existing ban on the planting of GM maize in Mexico continue to unfold with a string of four important court victories by the Acción Colectiva del Maíz...

Mar 21 09:52

Stephen King: Maine governor should 'man up and apologize'

Stephen King says Maine Gov. Paul LePage should "man up and apologize" after the governor claimed the author has moved away and doesn't pay income taxes in Maine.

LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including King.

King spends winters in Florida but told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1Bb7e3i ) on Friday that he and his wife paid about $1.4 million in Maine state taxes in 2013 and figured it was about the same for 2014.

King says his foundation also gives $3 to $5 million grants annually, mostly in Maine.

Mar 21 09:41

And so it all happens again.....

Published on Nov 19, 2014

The who, how & why of the JFK assassination. Taken from an historical perspective starting around world war 1 leading to present day. We hope after watching this video you will know more about what happened in the past and how the world is run today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Qt6a-vaNM

Mar 21 09:37

Ted Cruz Fuels 2016 Chatter With Hyped Speech

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is fueling chatter about his 2016 plans with a speech planned Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

One aide to the likely Republican presidential candidate told The Daily Caller “you’ll want to be there” for the speech but didn’t reveal what Cruz plans to say while appearing at the Christian university founded by the late Jerry Falwell.
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Should he enter the race, Cruz is expected to offer himself as a conservative alternative candidate to GOP establishment favorites like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

(*I'm J.E.B. , and I approve this submission )

Mar 21 09:03

Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates

Lest we think that 2016 will be any different than the "canned" primary and general election campaigns of the past few decades...

The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

Mar 21 09:03

Big Bank’s Analyst Worries That Iran Deal Could Depress Weapons Sales

Could a deal to normalize Western relations with Iran and set limits on Iran’s development of nuclear technology lead to a more peaceful and less-weaponized Middle East? That’s what supporters of the Iran negotiations certainly hope to achieve. But the prospect of stability has at least one financial analyst concerned about its impact on one of the world’s biggest defense contractors.

Mar 21 08:55

Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.

Mar 21 08:26

THE CLINTON'S MASSIVE WAR CHEST DISGUISED AS A CHARITY

In truth, Bill Clinton has been a very busy boy, continuing to carry out the global agenda he orchestrated from the White House, and he’s doing it with funds equal to those of the GNP of a small nation. The mission for Clinton’s activities is “Global interdependence.” The other way to say it is “Global Governance,” UN style. Bill is all over the world, creating programs and policy, many times working directly with foreign governments, to bring about a one world government – at the expense of the sovereign nation he once headed.

Mar 21 08:12

Liberal Democrats and Nick Clegg in new party fundraising scandal

The Liberal Democrats have been embroiled in a new fundraising scandal after accepting a second potentially illegal donation that allegedly “bought” a donor access to Nick Clegg.
Lord Strasburger, a senior Lib Dem peer, resigned from the party on Friday night, and the Electoral Commission began an investigation over the allegations.

They are said to centre on a £10,000 donation that was allegedly paid to the party by the “stepfather” of an undercover businessman, which would be against the rules on donations.

Mar 21 07:38

US Psychological Warfare in Ukraine: Targeting Online Independent Media Coverage

Private citizen Joel Harding has used both his connections and training as an SF to create a private foreign IO (IO = Information Operations) army which today is over 40,000 strong with the sole purpose of destroying publications, journalists, and people that “he deems” as supporting Russian propaganda and people engaged in “Russian active measures.”Add into this that Harding wrote the white paper the doctrine of US Army Cyber Defense is based in, he pioneered the field of cyber warfare, developed the means and methods of the NSA and you have one of the most formidable practitioners on the planet. People spread throughout mainstream media that came after him were taught or mentored by him, his colleagues, and belong to the groups and associations he leads.

NB WRH's own Mike Rivero gets an honorable mention as a likely target to be discredited by Harding's psi-war,IO army (although the author incorrectly spelt his name "Mike Rivera"): "All conspiracies aside it wouldn’t feel right without adding Alex Jones and Michael Rivera."

Mar 21 07:35

LAPD spent $22K to have ex-Mexican Mafia leader, killer, to speak at dinner

Dinner attendees got books autographed by killer

Mar 21 07:27

9,000 Chinese Paid At Least $500,000 Last Year To Live In The US

Every year, about more than 9.2 million people from around the world enter America’s Green Card lottery. If they are one of about 50,000 names picked at random, they get a free pass to legally resettle in the U.S. But there’s also another way to get the doors to the U.S. to open: cough up half-a-million dollars. And the Chinese are taking full advantage of it.

Mar 21 07:24

A Very Kosher Dishonesty (must read!!!)

It’s now well known that the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) was pressured by Zionist lobbyists North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI) to cancel a concert by internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. What is less well known is that the co-chair and spokesperson for NWFOI is one Anthony Dennison (Mr Dennison’s name and role in the organisation may be confirmed here). These machinations by the NWFOI and the leading role played by Mr Dennison were duly reported by the Jewish Chronicle

So far, so… well, if not exactly good, certainly understandable.

Less understandable is the fact (not mentioned by the JC) of Mr Dennison’s documented and well-known dishonesty. Because of his dishonesty, Anthony Dennison, once a lawyer closely associated with the no win, no fee scam was found by the High Court to be unworthy to practice law and was duly struck off

Mar 21 07:20

Israel-Obama Rift Gives GOP an Opening for Jewish Votes

The widening rift between Israel and the White House is reportedly fueling a Republican effort to pull more Jewish voters away from the Democratic Party and into the GOP fold.

Mar 21 07:20

The real reasons behind Israeli leader's claim to speak for Jews

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Netanyahu tries to drive a wedge beween American Jews and their country.

Mar 21 07:18

Gen. Petraeus Agrees With Netanyahu On Iran, Obama Isolated

Don't just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu's passionate advice to Congress on his way to re-election that Iran is our archenemy. Now we have the counsel of retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave a remarkable interview this week to the Washington Post. Petraeus agrees with Netanyahu: Iran, not the Islamic State, is the real enemy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is still the Commander in Chief of the military. So for Israel and Israel's whores in Congress to get their war with Iran, they have to get rid of Obama and put a more compliant Biden into the White House (which will give the Democrats a powerful advantage in 2016 now that Hillary is flaming out). So, I predict that we will either see Obama impeached for his many impeachable offenses, or we will see a repeat of the JFK assassination take place with both US and Israeli intelligence assets involved behind the facade of a "crazed lone nut racist Islamic Russian climate-denier" patsy.

The Secret Service better sober up quick.

Mar 21 07:14

Is Israel Losing Its Soul?

Fear defeated hope in Tuesday’s election, disfiguring our future.

When the astounding results of Israel’s general elections began trickling in on Tuesday night, I was seated in Israel Public Television’s new white-and-blue studio. The sense of shock that pervaded the freshly decorated stage was palpable. Suddenly my iPhone lit up with a new WhatsApp text. It was from the daughter of a dear friend, a university student, informing me that she intended to renew her European passport. This country has no future, she wrote. If I want to lead a normal life, I have to leave.

Mar 21 07:11

EU changes rules to extend Russian sanctions without unanimity among its 28 members

Although officials didn’t spell it out explicitly, the formulation aims to reverse the burden of proof for extending the sanctions, which include bans on the sales of arms or sophisticated equipment for the oil and gas industry, along with measures that effectively stop Russia and its largest banks from using western capital markets.

Mar 21 07:00

"Down Here" SEUI PAC ad for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

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Share this with all your friends in Chicago.

Mar 21 06:37

US government threatened Germany over aiding Snowden

Although previously speculated, the United States did in fact strong arm at least one nation to prevent them from offering Edward Snowden asylum or aiding him

Mar 21 06:33

Wall Street Journal Reporter Found Dead After Controversial OPEC Investigation

This Wednesday, the body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was pulled from a New Jersey river. The 55-year-old journalist had been missing for over a year and investigators were unsure whose body they found until they were able to match the dental records with those of David Bird.

According to police, Bird was found in the Passaic River between Somerset and Morris counties, in an area where he frequently took walks. After all this time, two men were recently canoeing in that part of the river when they came across a red jacket and called police.

Just before his disappearance, Bird was investigating a supply imbalance in the oil industry, and was reporting in a way that was extremely controversial and possibly threatening to elements within that industry.

Mar 21 06:31

U.S. Vaccine Court: Kangaroo or What?

According to Wikipedia, “A kangaroo court is a judicial tribunal or assembly that blatantly disregards recognized standards of law or justice, and often carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides. Merriam-Webster defines it as "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".[1] The term may also apply to a court held by a legitimate judicial authority who intentionally disregards the court's legal or ethical obligations.” [1] [CJF emphasis added]

The last sentence I emphasized, I think, truly applies to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Vaccine Claims/Office of Special Masters. [2] Why would I think that? Well, many reasons come to mind, but probably the most significant is the fact that a majority of damaged vaccinees have their claims denied, which was not the original intent of the 1986 Congressional action taken, i.e., to provide proper care for those damaged by vaccines.

Mar 20 22:37

America’s Dead-End in the Middle East

When empires weaken, they don’t merely withdraw. Rather, they leave behind a trail of broken promises and confusion.

When columnist Thomas L. Friedman suggests the U.S. should arm ISIS – thus joining the Saudi-Israeli regional war on Iran and the Shiites – it seems time to question the sanity of U.S. opinion- and policy-makers. But that is where the muddled U.S. post-9/11 strategy has led, explains Daniel Lazare.

Mar 20 22:31

Cuba – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

On 17 December 2014, President Obama declared that 55 years of embargo didn’t work in bringing ‘freedom’ to Cuba. He proposed reestablishing diplomatic relations with the southern neighbor. An emotion of joy shook the world, especially Latin America. Raul Castro received wires and calls of congratulations. Cubans cheered “we won, we won!” – The US Congress right wing was not quite ready for this initiative and, indeed, there was no concrete mention of how and when the ‘blockade’ would be lifted.

Two days after Obama’s bold initiative, on 19 December 2015, he went to the Washington Press Club to tell a horde of puppet journalists, conservative politicians and onlookers that soft measures, like reestablishing diplomatic relations with Havana might be more successful in bringing the desired regime change to Cuba than more years of isolation. He couldn’t have been more direct and more honest about his intention. The Cuban Government and whoever else listened didn’t miss the point.

Mar 20 22:28

The Iron Law of Oligarchy Returns

The death of Danny Schechter, “the News Dissector,” at age 72 from cancer marks a sad moment for independent journalism. Schechter’s was a strong voice against the empty platitudes and blatant hypocrisies that have come to define modern American media and politics, as he explained in an article last year.

The word “Oligarchy” has finally come home. For years, it was a term only used in connection with those big bad and sleazy Mafioso-type businessmen in Russia. Russia had Oligarchs; we didn’t. That became a big difference between the official narrative of what separated our “land of the free and the home of the brave” from “them” in the post-Soviet period.

Mar 20 19:54

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought. The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

Mar 20 19:46

Chicago police commander resigns in wake of Homan Square black site revelations

The news came as attorneys for three Homan Square victims announced that they would file the first civil rights lawsuit over the facility with the aim of shutting down the complex likened by attorneys and activists to the domestic law enforcement equivalent of a CIA “black site.”

Mar 20 19:45

What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

Mar 20 18:31

Border Blitzkrieg

Mar 20 17:36

Army's Withdrawal of Officer's Silver Star Sparks Ire of Congress

A group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer.

Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is seeking to release him with a less-than-honorable discharge. The officer plans to fight the move, his attorney says.

The secretary acted after the CIA informed the Army that Maj. Golsteyn, during a polygraph exam for a job application, told of killing a terrorist who was making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the weapon that has killed more Americans in Afghanistan than any other. The Army also removed Maj. Golsteyn from the elite ranks of the Green Berets.

Mar 20 17:18

ATF Director resigns after failed attempt at banning AR-15 ammunition

B. Todd Jones, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced he is stepping down Friday after nearly four years on the job. His announcement comes following a controversial ATF proposal to ban certain bullets that could pierce bullet-proof vests and be fired from an AR-15 rifle. But public outcry and Congressional pressure led the agency to abandon its efforts.

Mar 20 15:10

DoD Plans Exercises in Civilian Areas in Western US: May Violate Posse Comitatus Act

The Department of Defense is planning upcoming military exercises to take place in several Western states, including: California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The military exercises are going to take place in civilian areas, not on military bases.

The upcoming exercises may be in direct conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which limits the powers of the federal government in using its military personnel to enforce the state laws.

Mar 20 15:04

The DEA Is Seizing Cash Without Warrants in Its Version of Stop-and-Frisk

Federal drug agents may be racially profiling and unjustly seizing cash from travelers in the nation’s airports, bus stations and train stations. A new report released by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice examined the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s controversial use of “cold consent.”

Mar 20 15:03

The Secret Service Wants $8 Million to Build a Fake White House So They Can Protect the White House

Does this logic make sense to you? Sure, it’s the White House, but come on. What if we applied this logic to the rest of society? How does anyone protect anything without building expensive full-scale replicas?

Mar 20 13:30

When Our Monsters Speak, TV Journalists Go Deaf

Public debate on TV in western societies has long been reduced to the spectacle of the 1% talking to each other: millionaire journalists pretending to hold even wealthier politicians accountable. This usually constrains debate exactly the way one would expect, but gruesome truths are sometimes revealed, inadvertently, because rotten values are shared by elite journalists and western officials.

Consider the infamous exchange between Madeleine Albright and Lesley Stahl in May of 1996:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.

Albright was then U.S. Ambassador to the UN. About a year after this interview she was promoted and became Secretary of State under Bill Clinton.

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