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Mar 26 05:55

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory: Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology

Netanyahu has established the fact that Israel and its people embrace a racist ideology and receive the endorsement of most Western leaders, and mass media and the unconditional support of its overseas fifth column.

There is no question that the majority of Israeli Jewish leaders and parties support Netanyahu’s racist pronouncements and ‘no-state’ solution and joined him in a coalition government. But the larger issue is the positive mass response to Netanyahu’s call to action. Nearly three quarters of the electorate turned out (73%) to elect him. Moreover, Netanyahu has been elected prime minister for four terms: between 1996-99 and more recently 2009-20.

What is more, the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Mar 26 01:45

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: “Special Relationship” No More

Israel is not an American ally and there is no “special relationship”. Netanyahu’s speech about Iran at the US Congress in defiance of President Obama and declared US foreign policy on Iran’s nuclear programme was the last nail in the coffin of the tired argument that Israel and the US are unified by a clear set of mutual interests. The “tail wagging the dog” argument is back in full force, and Americans must understand that their country’s political elites are torn between the interests of their country and those of Israel. No amount of reasoning about the “special relationship” will rectify the damage created by Netanyahu.

Mar 26 01:21

Australia's Prime Minister to be protected by $2m security upgrade

The Abbott government is pressing ahead with plans to fortify the ministerial wing of Federal Parliament that will see the Prime Minister's office screened by a steel security fence and two bullet proof, concrete gatehouses.

Mar 25 21:04

Cracks in US-Israel alliance revealed

Is this the week that the US-Israeli relationship began to implode?

On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough threw down the gauntlet: “An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” The statement was a pointed rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who won re-election last week running on a no-Palestinian-state platform. McDonough added that Netanyahu's obstructionism was "so very troubling."

Mar 25 20:55

The 4 Forms of Political and Corporate Lies

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ~ George Orwell

As with most societal dynamics, there are various approaches and thought-processes we can employ to help us make sense of the unpredictable nonsense that constitutes today’s politics and corporate spin.

There are four forms of political lies.

Those involved in politics – the politicians, reporters and corporate lobbyists – are constantly lying. We all know it, we just don’t all appreciate the scope of it. Of course, there is outright lying which might be done in any number of ways, including complete conjuration and outright elimination of important information. However corporate heads, politicians and their faithful media normally prefer more nuanced presentations to their lies — so it pays to understand just how they go about it.

Four Forms of Political Lies

There are four basic types of political lies, which immediately correlate to the four basic forms of arithmetic.

Mar 25 20:25

Weinstein Urges Jews to Get Organized 'As Mafia' to Take On Anti-Semites

As part of his acceptance speech for a Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (SWC) National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein said that the Jewish community needs to “get as organized as the mafia.” "We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," Wienstein said of anti-Semites.

After being introduced as “a really nice Jewish boy” at the ceremony by longtime friend, fellow filmmaker and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Weinstein abandoned his prepared speech in favor of a rant on defeating anti-Semitism.

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," said the 63-year —old Academy Award winner to the crowd. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards."

“Too bad movies can’t all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves.”

Mar 25 19:41

Bibi vows to prevent Iran-West nuclear agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again vowed to do his utmost to prevent a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu reiterated his earlier claims about the ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear work.

“We will continue to act to prevent the emerging [nuclear] agreement with Iran -- an agreement which will endanger us, our neighbors and the world," said the Israeli premier after meeting with the regime’s president, Reuven Rivlin.

This is while a new round of ministerial talks over Iran's nuclear program is scheduled to kick off on March 26 in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

Mar 25 18:28

Breaking News - Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen - envoy

Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT). The US is not participating in the operation, the envoy stressed.

Al Arabiya reported that warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia, targeting their air defenses.

Mar 25 16:34

Congressional Bill to Get Key Antibiotics Out of Livestock Feed

by Catherine J. Frompovich

The only microbiologist in the U.S. Congress, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced a bill, The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) to impede the apparent abuse of animal husbandry using certain medically important antibiotics to fatten cattle for market or in animal feed as normal ‘supplementation’...

Mar 25 16:06

9 Surprising Industries Profiting Handsomely from America's Insane Prison System

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

It's no coincidence that the United States now imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world: mass incarceration has become a giant industry in the U.S., resulting in huge profits not only for private prison companies, but also, for everything from food companies and telecoms to all the businesses that are using prison labor to cut their manufacturing costs....

Mar 25 15:15

Ted Cruz’s website poses unnecessary security risks for donors

As it turns out, the website does use SSL when users actually submit their credit card information. But there are two big problems with the way this is implemented. One is that the lack of SSL protection for the donation page as a whole means that the user is vulnerable to a "man in the middle" attack, where someone impersonates the Cruz website and directs the user to a malicious site instead.

Second, there's no way for ordinary users to know if their credit card details are encrypted or not. For more than a decade, users have been trained to look for that lock icon before submitting personal information. The way Cruz built his website encourages users to do something dangerous: submit personal credit card information without knowing if it's secure or not.

Mar 25 15:04

Ted Cruz rails against ‘crony capitalism’ — and praises wife’s Goldman Sachs career

Ted Cruz is sounding off against Wall Street and financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, where his wife, Heidi, works as a managing director in Houston.

Asked whether Goldman Sachs is a positive or negative force in society, the Texas senator and recently declared Republican presidential candidate told Bloomberg Politics on Tuesday that there’s a little bit of both.

Mar 25 15:03

Kicked to the Curb (Why the USA is the Michael Brown of nations.)

I begin to understand why the death of Ferguson, Mo, teen Michael Brown sent such shock waves through America last year. He truly symbolized our country: an overgrown, oafish, wannabe thug making one bad choice after another until his final, suicidal lurch against authority — followed by all the exculpatory lying on his behalf: the “gentle giant,” hands up, don’t shoot! This is exactly how America acts on the world stage these days. We are the Michael Brown among nations, high on exceptionalism, stoned on entitlement, swaggering moronically from one place to another grabbing what we feel like, smashing things up as we go.

Also, as in the case of the actual Michael Brown, supposedly sentient observers do not have the guts to call bullshit on all the excuses we make for ourselves. Has any self-styled presidential candidate made a peep about America’s idiotic campaign to make Ukraine the 51st state? Has Hillary (“It’s Her Turn”) Clinton asked publically why the US is egging on NATO to stage military exercises on the Russian border? Do we still have a senate Foreign Relations Committee, and does it convene once in a while? Is The New York Times so preoccupied with its “Gay Cities” index it forgot that the world is full of serious conflicts and hazards that extend beyond the choosing of apartment décor?

Mar 25 14:53

House effort would completely dismantle Patriot Act

Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled their Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would overhaul American spying powers unlike any other effort to reform the National Security Agency.

“This isn’t just tinkering around the edges,” Pocan said during a Capitol Hill briefing on the legislation. “This is a meaningful overhaul of the system, getting rid of essentially all parameters of the Patriot Act.”

The bill would completely repeal the Patriot Act, the sweeping national security law passed in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, another spying law that the NSA has used to justify collecting vast swaths of people's communications through the Internet.

Mar 25 14:44

Heads up on Cruz. His wife was a member of this NAU-enabling CFR task force:

CFR website:

Task Force Report Building a North American Community http://www.cfr.org/canada/building-north-american-community/p8102 Task Force Members

HEIDI S. CRUZ is an energy investment banker with Merrill Lynch in Houston, Texas. She served in the Bush White House under Dr. Condoleezza Rice [ Condo Rice – member of the New World Order’s Council on Foreign Relations ] as the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, as the Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as Special Assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to government service, Ms. Cruz was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in New York City.

Cruz’s Wife, Heidi, CFR/North American Union Task Force Member! http://www.dailypaul.com/300709/cruzs-wife-heidi-outed-as-cfr-task-for...

Mar 25 14:33

Russian Duma may reauthorize Putin to send the Russian Army into Ukraine

“The Russian Parliament ought to once again give the President of the Russian Federation to use armed force in Ukraine if the US decides to send sizable arms supplies to that country.” This announcement was made by the First Deputy Chairman of the “Just Russia” faction, Mikhail Emelyanov.

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution on Tuesday recommending the US president to approve arms supplies to Ukraine. The resolution calls on the president to “use the authority provided by Congress to furnish Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons.” According to the authors of the resolution, this measure would “increase the Ukrainian nation’s ability to defend its sovereignty.” The authors of the resolution also exclusively blame Russia for the deaths suffered during the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. At the same time, they ignore the fact that a significant portion of the refugees is in Russia.

Mar 25 12:46

Regional Banks Say Regulation Costs Too High

Senator Elizabeth Warren challenges attempt to exempt regional banks with less than $250 billion from Dodd-Frank regulation

Mar 25 12:13

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

Because Netanyahu’s Likud party won the largest number of seats (30) in the new Israeli parliament (120 total), he will play the major role in organizing the next government.

Even liberal Zionist Thomas Friedman had to acknowledge that Netanyahu won with “dirty” politics and the use of “dog-whistle” language. Friedman wrote in his New York Times column that “You cannot win that dirty and just walk away like nothing has happened”.

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 25 12:11

HILLARY CLINTON ACCUSED OF RACKETEERING

The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Mar 25 11:55

Ted Cruz Expected to Headline Event With A Man Who Compared All Muslims to Nazis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced his candidacy for President on Monday via Twitter, is expected to speak at the Young America's Foundation's "New England Freedom Conference" in Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday.

Mar 25 11:26

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's latest song!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obamacare is now five years old, millions are still uninsured, and the Obamacare-compliant policies are more expensive and provide less coverage!

Mar 25 11:25

Utah Signs Law Allowing Prisoners To Shoot When No Lethal Injections

The project was presented by Paul Ray, who says the squad is the most humane form of execution.

Utah became the first state to allow a firing squad if the lethal drugs are not available.

The Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that makes use of firing squads for executions, if drugs for lethal injections are not available legal.

http://whatisusa.info/utah-signs-law-allowing-prisoners-to-shoot-when-...

Mar 25 11:24

TEXAS BILL WOULD HAVE TEACHERS ASSESS STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH & REPORT TO COPS

Schools are already a hotbed of “criminal” activity as assessed by teachers, with students routinely suspended or arrested for having bubble guns, toy guns, or even drawing guns. In the latter case, a girl of five drew a shape resembling a gun in crayon, then turned the drawing towards a classmate and said “pew, pew!” That was enough for the teacher to report her to school administrators, who then forced the girl to sign a “suicide and homicide” contract, stating that she wouldn’t harm herself or others. They also wanted the girl’s mother to take her into a psychologist for “her issues,” which the mother has rightly refused to do.

Mar 25 11:17

STUDY: U.S. "WAR ON TERROR" HAS LEFT OVER 1 MILLION DEAD IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN

The U.S.-led Multinational Force (MNA) in Iraq, the NATO International Securi-ty Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A), also in Afghanistan, have carefully kept a running total of fatalities they have suffered. However, the military’s only interest has been in counting “their” bodies: 4,804 MNA soldiers have died in Iraq between March 2003 and February 2012, the date when the U.S. body counting stopped. As of early June 2013, 3,323 ISAF and OEF soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan since 2001.

Mar 25 11:13

WEALTHY ELITES PAID $40 MILLION FOR EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO GROW MARIJUANA IN OHIO

It appears that momentum is building in Ohio to make it the fifth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. However, the proposed amendment to legalize the plant is shrouded in controversy, as many pro-marijuana advocates are outraged over benefits the investors behind the amendment are set to receive if it passes in this November.

Mar 25 11:12

Clinton family facing RICO racketeering case filed in federal court in Florida

A former Department of Justice prosecutor, now heading a public-interest watchdog group, filed a RICO-related civil lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and their lucrative family foundation. The lawsuit filed on March 24 before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleges that the Clintons and their foundation committed criminal violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Mar 25 11:09

The Budget That Republicans Want To Pass In Congress

Republican Congressman Thomas Price.

By Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia and Chairman of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives.

At the core of the character of America is a fundamental belief that we as a people, we must always strive to build a better, more innovative, open and free society. When we look at America today, we see a nation that is not up to its economic potential or leadership, and the reason for this has nothing to do with the quality and character of the American people. Instead, Washington has been unable or unwilling to address the major challenges with positive solutions.

http://whatisusa.info/the-budget-that-republicans-want-to-pass-in-cong...

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Mar 25 11:02

Obama Will Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan Through 2015

The US government announced Tuesday that slow withdrawal of of its troops from Afghanistan and remains in that country to 9,800 soldiers by the end of 2015, rather than reduce that number by half, as originally planned.

The White House said changing the timing through a statement, shortly before the joint press conference between President Barack Obama and his counterpart from Afghanistan, Ashraf Gani, who is visiting Washington. During the meeting, President Obama confirmed the news and explained that the number of troops remain there in 2016 will be decided later this year.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-will-keep-9800-troops-in-afghanistan-throu...

Mar 25 11:00

SURVEILLANCE STATE REPEAL ACT

Introduced on Tuesday by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisc), the Surveillance State Repeal Act would completely dismantle the Patriot Act, as well as the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The bill also calls for amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which set up the FISA court, the secret judicial entity which has been the ultimate rubber-stamp since 2001.

Mar 25 10:38

Authorities Linked To Robert Durst With Another Disappearance

Justice denied bail because of the risk of leakage.

Authorities investigating an unsolved case of several decades in the state of Vermont confirmed that there is a connection between millionaire Robert Durst and the disappearance in 1971 of Lynne Schulze, a student at Middlebury College.

"We are aware of the connection between the disappearance of Lynne Schulze and Robert Durst," he told CNN Captain Thomas Hanley, the Middlebury Police Department. "We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various external agencies as we follow this track".

http://whatisusa.info/authorities-linked-to-robert-durst-with-another-...

Mar 25 10:38

Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow

In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site.

The new proposal by Facebook carries another risk for publishers: the loss of valuable consumer data. When readers click on an article, an array of tracking tools allow the host site to collect valuable information on who they are, how often they visit and what else they have done on the web.

And if Facebook pushes beyond the experimental stage and makes content hosted on the site commonplace, those who do not participate in the program could lose substantial traffic — a factor that has played into the thinking of some publishers. Their articles might load more slowly than their competitors’, and over time readers might avoid those sites.

Mar 25 10:02

Breaking News - Yemen army units allied with Ansarullah take over Aden intl. airport

Yemen army forces allied with Houthi movement's Ansarullah fighters have taken over international airport of the southern port city of Aden, Yemeni officials say.

The development came as unnamed officials told AP on Wednesday that Yemen's president has left the country by sea, on a boat from Aden.

Mar 25 09:21

Monsanto Hit With Fine for ‘Genetically Contaminating Wheat Supply’

After paying an original sum of $2.4 million to reimburse farmers for contaminating their fields with genetically modified wheat that had not even yet been approved for farming, Monsanto has been forced to pay another $350,000 in order to settle a class action lawsuit brought upon by numerous farmers from over seven different states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For a company like Monsanto, $3 million is pocket change!

Mar 25 09:20

DENMARK LOST BILLIONS TO GOLDMAN SACHS ON DONG DEAL

Denmark lost out on billions of kroner when it sold partial ownership of Dong Energy to American investment firm Goldman Sachs in January 2013, Politiken reported Wednesday. When the Danish government sold an 18 percent stake of Dong to Goldman Sachs, the Finance Ministry calculated the company’s value at 31.5 billion kroner ($4.6 billion).

Mar 25 09:18

Citizens tired of being enslaved by criminal central banks labeled 'anti-capitalist' by mainstream media

The so-called European Central Bank (ECB) recently held its official grand opening at the massive twin towers it now occupies at Willy-Brandt-Platz 2 in Frankfurt while tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside to stand in solidarity against this satanically inspired globalist takeover of Europe's money supply and economy. According to reports, 14 police and 21 protesters were wounded at the rally, as angry freedom-fighters from across Europe gathered as one to reject this fascist coup d'etat.

Mar 25 09:13

This Is What It’s Like to Get Pulled over for Expired Tags in Police State USA 2015

My friend and coworker at The Daily Sheeple Lily Dane (who has no criminal record) was terrified tonight after police pulled her over for the high crime of expired tags and it turned into a bullying session that lasted over an hour and that apparently required four cop cars and SIX POLICE.

This video is the story of what happened. I’m sharing it because we live in such an insane police state that something has to change.

As our previous special report exposes, police are using pre-crime algorithms to assign color-coded threat scores to each and every one of us before an officer ever lays eyes on us based upon, among others, our social media and online posts. Is Lily special because of her political views, or is this just the way they treat everyone nowadays simply for driving with expired tags?

Mar 25 08:47

Open letter to alt. news sites everywhere: re Monsanto

Once upon a time, there was a thing called college activism that reached outside the borders of the campus and exerted enormous power.

It’s time again.

It’s long past the moment of knowing that Monsanto (and the other GMO/biotech giants) are doing great harm to human health, the land, and small farmers with their GMO crops and pesticides.

College groups need to form, and demand disinvestment from Monsanto.

This means students commanding their colleges and universities, in no uncertain terms, to get rid of every money-trace of Monsanto.

Get rid of, nullify, dump, refuse Monsanto research grants.

Cancel Monsanto-endowed chairs for professors.

Put an end to Monsanto student scholarships.

Mar 25 08:43

The Maui GMO ban, human experimentation, and war crimes

Maui County is home to ongoing Monsanto and Dow EXPERIMENTATION with new GMO seeds and new pesticides. GMOs and pesticides that are not for sale on the commercial market.

Research and development. Out in the open air.

Experimentation, which naturally affects the humans living there, and the land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The experiments are done here in Hawaii in case they make a really big mistake and need to "contain" it here in the middle of the Pacific.

Mar 25 08:22

Boehner, Graham deny complicency in Israeli spying… as they dash to Israel for Spring Break

The Wall Street Journal has released an article stating that Israel, which has long been known to engage in aggressive espianage against the United States, has been feeding stolen information on the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran to Congressional stooges in order to thwart any deal with Iran that could get in the way of an attack on that country. Lindsey Graham, who piles up frequent flier miles from his junkets to Israel, made the implausible statement that “No one from Israel’s ever briefed me about the agreement. If they’re spying, they’re not telling me about it.”

Mar 25 08:17

White House Confirms: If Section 215 Expires, So Does Bulk Phone Records Collection

Nadia Kayyali
Activist Post

There’s some good news coming from the White House today that deserves repeating. Reuters is reporting that Ned Price, a spokesman from the President’s National Security Council, has unequivocally stated:

"If Section 215 sunsets, we will not continue the bulk telephony metadata program."

Section 215 of the Patriot Act is the authority that the NSA, with the FBI’s help, has interpreted to allow the U.S. government to vacuum up the call records of millions of innocent people. It expires on June 1...

Mar 25 08:15

Our First Political Cartoon

A few weeks ago, Congress absolutely pissed me off. Sadly, pissing Americans off is the only thing Congress appears capable of accomplishing. Understand I am not a fan of President Barack Obama. Believe me, I have thrown plenty of nasty words his way but until impeached under the law he is the sitting President of the United States of !!!AMERICA!!! Not some troublesome theocratic apartheid anti-paradise whose leader is blatantly using Congress’ parasitic pandering abilities to further his nation’s geopolitical interests. I do not care how much any of that very bipartisan congressional crowd loves any foreigner or foreign country or for whatever reason they may do so. And I am a dual citizen too. You do not bow down before a foreign leader or any foreigner in our Capitol Building (anywhere, actually). Pathetic! Do that shit in private and never let me know about it. Like Mr. Jon Stewart inferred, they may as well have dropped to their knees and performed public fellatio:

Mar 25 08:10

Chief of Ukraine’s emergencies service, his deputy arrested during Cabinet meeting

The head of Ukraine’s state service responsible for handling emergency situations, Sergey Bochkovsky, and his first deputy, Vasily Stoyetsky, have been arrested for using fraudulent schemes in carrying out state purchases. Both were handcuffed at a meeting of the Cabinet with a group of journalists watching. Dozens of TV cameras were on at the moment.

"Sergey Bochkovsky and his first deputy, Vasily Stoyetsky, were detained under article 208. Their offices are being searched," an investigator said.

Mar 25 07:57

Do Russia/NATO Military Drills Signal Something Ominous?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While most individuals assume that both historical and future events arise as a result of a series of massive and seismic actions, the truth is often that a whimper precedes the bang. While many events are indeed sparked by a single definitive act, it is also true that, in the events leading up to the defining moment, rarely does the general public realize that they are walking along the path to such an event...

The time of “dreamlike trance” – July 1914 – may very well bear relevance to the time in which we find ourselves today. While we must do our best to avoid sensationalism, the question of US-Russia relations, US imperialism, and the geopolitical imperatives of the US, Russia, China, and NATO compounded by the overwhelming ignorance of the general public is one that should cause some concern as to whether or not we find ourselves in a similar situation today...

Mar 25 07:31

Cameron Invokes Thatcher with Cheap Propaganda Stunt

Western power trying its best to destabilize foreign countries on the cheap...

With only weeks to go to the British national election and the re-election of a Conservative-led government in doubt after five years of brutal economic austerity, Cameron made the bizarre announcement last week that Britain is going to fund «free market reforms» and «good governance» in eastern European countries. The move invited comparisons with Cold War era British premier Margaret Thatche++r who at the end of the 1980s launched a similar programme to assist former Soviet Bloc countries adopt «free market reforms».

Mar 25 07:27

Mike Huckabee Says He Has Magic Powers and Will Use Them to Kill You

Mike Huckabee stood on Mt. Carmel overlooking the site of the Bible’s (Revelation 16) future Battle of Armageddon, and said,

“I hope that, if called upon, I would be willing to stand all by myself [and] to call fire from Heaven and believe that God will answer even if there are hundreds and hundreds of false prophets on the other side.”

Mar 25 07:25

Dem senators warn Obamacare rule 'particularly harmful and disruptive'

Six Democratic senators and one independent have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to a delay a new rule that would likely force small businesses to pay more for employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The senators warn that if the administration goes ahead with the change it would be "particularly harmful and disruptive" to small businesses.

Starting in 2016, the Obamacare change will require businesses that employ between 51-100 people to purchase insurance in what the government defines as the "small group market," rather than the market for large group plans. The senators warn that the change will inflate health care costs for those businesses.

Mar 25 07:24

Conference Program to Scrutinize the Israel Lobby on April 10 at the National Press Club

The April 10 conference “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?” at the National Press Club will present the following panels:

1.0 What Is the Israel Lobby and How Does It Work? 9:00 AM
2.0 Are Critical Voices Silenced? 10:10 AM
3.0 Is Freedom of Speech Encouraged on American Campuses? 11:35 AM
4.0 Is the Lobby Good for Israel? 1:15 PM
5.0 How Does the Lobby Influence Congress? 2:25 PM
6.0 Is There an Iraq-Iran Continuum? 3:50 PM

Speaker biographies are available at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org/speakers/.

Mar 25 07:19

ISIL helps Israel conceal its historical origin

Find out why neither Egypt was the land of the Israelites’ Exodus nor Palestine their promised land.

“The Zionist paradigm is founded on the distorted story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and their persecution by the Assyrians and Captivity by Babylonians. But the truth is that the Israelites never set foot in Egypt or Palestine. Actually they never left Ancient Arabia and North Yemen, their origin land, before the Babylonian Captivity”

Mar 25 07:18

Rand Paul says Ted Cruz is just ‘throwing out red meat’ with talk of ending Obamacare and the IRS

It was unclear what trail stops Cruz was referring to. Following the announcement of his candidacy on Monday at a Liberty University event at which student attendance was mandatory, Cruz returned to Washington to make an appearance on Fox News.

Sniping among Republican competitors for the 2016 presidential nomination heated up late Monday, with Senator Rand Paul slipping on to Fox News ahead of Cruz to poke fun at the fact that Cruz had launched his presidential campaign at an event with required attendance .

Mar 25 06:57

City of London’s ownership of American Colonies

The misplaced reverence to the ill formulated U.S Constitution and hidden subjugation back to the City of London is one aspect of history that is not taught in

Mar 25 06:44

TUNISIAN TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTS TRAINED IN U.S. “LIBERATED” LIBYA

Libya has turned into a complete and total disaster zone/terrorist training camp ever since America and its allies decided to liberate it. While certainly not perfect under Qaddafi, it was an infinitely better place before NATO intervention than after. Not only that, but the entire justification for the “freedom” delivered to it by Western powers was, naturally, based on lies and propaganda. I covered this last month in the post, The Forgotten War – Understanding the Incredible Debacle Left Behind by NATO in Libya.

Mar 25 02:55

Arizona Gov. Ask Veto Law Officers Involved In Deaths

At first the initiative requested that the names were protected for 90 days.
Civil rights advocates filed a petition with 2,400 signatures urging the Governor of Arizona, Doug Duceym to veto a bill that would allow up to 60 days hide the names of officers involved in deaths in developing their work.

More than two dozen demonstrators reached the outskirts of Ducey offices in Phoenix to reject the SB-1445 initiative, which will be submitted at any time Republican governor’s desk.

http://whatisusa.info/arizona-gov-ask-veto-law-officers-involved-in-de...

Mar 25 01:46

Sorry, but there was never an oil storage crisis

Crude oil storage inventories in the US are at their highest levels in decades. Is that going to cause the price of West Texas Intermediate crude to crash?

Probably not, according to Robert Rapier of Energy Trends Insider.

In fact, we're not even close.

Mar 25 00:54

Ukraine's President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Poroshenko's office said in a statement that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk.

Mar 24 22:59

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory

...the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Jewish-centered racism is an integral and accepted part of Israel’s political culture.

Mar 24 14:08

VIDEO: U.S.-v.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting to Speak the Truth

An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) “for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the possibility of war with Russia is real,” and he clearly and unequivocally places all of the blame for it on the U.S. leadership. He calls this “possibly a fateful turning-point in history.” He also says “it could be the beginning of the end of the so-called trans-Atlantic alliance.”

Mar 24 14:02

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped.

Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights.

Mar 24 13:20

WTC 7 & Nano-thermite Evidence Admitted in Danish High Court

The High Court session had it all — persuasive forensic evidence, courtroom drama, and the strong voice of a reputable scientist who expertly defended the basic laws of physics as well as the evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust. Though the verdict will not be known until April 9, it is clear to this observer that Dr. Harrit did an excellent job, not only solidifying his integrity and expertise in the eyes of the public, but also advancing the cause of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the process.

Mar 24 12:57

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but Ted Cruz is - to all intents and purposes - the true demon spawn of Joe McCarthy, Phyllis Schlafly, several small rocks and an under-watered cactus that nobody ever really loved... and now he is going to be in my kitchen for at least a year. Life is not fair, and this is not a just and decent world, and if I ever needed affirmative, irrefutable proof of this, now I have it.

The 2016 Republican presidential race is officially underway.

Mar 24 12:30

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles.

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts."

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Imagine my relief!

Mar 24 12:27

ROLE OF HILLARY CLINTON’S BROTHER IN HAITI GOLD MINE RAISES EYEBROWS

Drive down the rutted dirt road a couple of miles to the guardhouse, then hike 15 minutes up to the overgrown hilltop, and there it is: a piece of 3 1/2 -inch-wide PVC pipe sticking out of the ground. This is what, at least for the time being, a gold mine looks like.

Mar 24 12:04

Blood Money: These Companies and People Make Billions of Dollars From War

Despite warnings of its existence and imminent expansion, the military-industrial complex (or military-industrial-congressional complex) remains in operation today. It is an iron triangle that comprises the policy and monetary relationships which exist between legislators, national armed forces, and the arms industry that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and oversight of the industry.

It is a major reason we are stuck in a perpetual war.

Mar 24 11:47

Zimmerman Blames Obama For Racial Tension After The Death Of Trayvon Martin

The found not guilty of murdering man Trayvon Martin said President treated him unfairly.
George Zimmerman said that a person in his situation can not feel guilty about surviving a confrontation like the one he had with Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who shot and killed three years ago in Florida. He also criticized the reaction of President Barack Obama regarding this case.

Zimmerman said he would be guilty only if he thought he could have done something differently that would have saved the lives of both.

http://whatisusa.info/zimmerman-blames-obama-for-racial-tension-after-...

Mar 24 10:54

French President attacks me, wants to ban my “conspiracy theories”

France freaks out over "We Are Not Charlie Hebdo"

Along with his statement calling for outlawing “conspiracy theories” Hollande issued a diatribe attacking me personally, alongside four other “leading conspiracist intellectuals.”

Why are the French authorities so angry with me?

They are freaking out about the new book I am about to publish, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.

The book has intellectual respectability and thus crossover potential and the ability to reach and influence people who matter. And it includes more than enough information for any reasonable reader to conclude that the Charlie Hebdo affair, like most of the other spectacular “Islamic terror attacks,” was a false flag operation.

Mar 24 10:46

Cameron says he'll step down after second term - go now, and take your rich mates with you

For David Cameron, being prime minister for a third term “might just be too many”. For many ordinary people, having him as prime minister for one term is more than enough.

The arrogant millionaire made his comments while swaggering about in one of his fancy kitchens for the BBC.

Mar 24 10:01

Is Netanyahu Behind the Massacre in Tunis?

Is Israeli intelligence behind the massacre in Tunis? Ask yourself, why would Tunisians commit such a monstrous atrocity that harms no one - but Tunisia? Cui bono?

The senseless terrorist attack on innocent civilians at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in fact, bolstered no one except Benjamin Netanyahu, whose duplicity had been utterly exposed the day before the attack - when he was re-elected to head the Zionist state that occupies Palestine.

No group had even claimed responsibility for the murderous attack on tourists visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis until the Israeli website, SITE Intelligence Group, "interpreted" the terrorist attack for the Western media - and blamed Islamic State - the following day.

The Israeli interpretation, from Mossad's SITE, of the attack in Tunis could have come straight out of one of Netanyahu's books from the 1980s about "Fighting Terrorism."

Mar 24 09:59

TODAY’S TOON ~~ NETANYAHU’S MESSAGE TO OBAMA

‘You wanna reopen the ‘Peace Process’? Just send 30 BILLION DOLLAR$ in unmarked bills in a brown paper bag …

My address remains the same.’

Mar 24 09:32

FLORIDA LAWS TARGET ONLINE VIDEO ANONYMITY: STATE-BASED SITE BLOCKING?

As EFF has noted, a troubling bill has been making its way through the Florida state legislature. The bill, with versions in both the state House and Senate, would require anyone "dealing in...the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works" to post their "true and correct name, physical address, and email or telephone number" on their site.

Mar 24 09:05

FEMA TO DENY FUNDS TO WARMING DENIERS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change. This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters

Mar 24 09:03

Tampa Police Chief to get $750K check, six-figure pension

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor must retire in May because she entered the Deferred Retirement Options Plan known as DROP in 2009, but there are rumors she will be re-hired as a civilian to run the department.

When Jane Castor retires, it will be almost like hitting the lottery.

Mar 24 07:54

The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right

The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.

This is apparently the company we should trust to manage our water, despite the record of large bottling companies like Nestlé having a track record of creating shortages:

Mar 24 07:50

Showdown Nears on Fast Tracking the Biggest Free Trade Deal Yet

This spring the battle is coming to a head over several threatened trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a “NAFTA of the Pacific.”

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