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Jan 11 22:31

Nevada Bundy Prosecution Collapses: The Federal Government Spent a Quarter-Billion Dollars but Couldn’t Convict the Bundys of a Single Crime

In 2013 the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained federal court orders authorizing the agency to “seize and remove to impound” hundreds of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on the public ranges around Bunkerville, Nevada. The agency interpreted these court orders broadly, and descended on the area in April 2014 with some 200 body-armor-wearing agents, semiautomatic weapons, sniper teams, undercover informants, and surveillance cameras aimed at the Bundy residence.

Jan 11 13:51

Classical Liberalism Strikes Out

Is the Trump presidency an example of liberalism’s decay, or a last gasp to save the system?

We can see how the attraction for a strong, blustering, iconoclastic leader would arise in this context. The appeal of Trump arose from the pervasive sense of helplessness by a broad swath of Americans, especially those who have suffered most from the dissolution of families, churches, communities, and a range of constitutive bonds. On the one hand, I see the effort to exert some control over our destiny – by demanding an economy that works for average citizens, by insisting that a national culture amount to more than borderless non-judgmentalism, and rejecting the “political correctness” accompanying a sexual revolution whose wreckage is accumulating exponentially – as a “last gasp,” as you put it, and even an admirable one.

Jan 11 06:42

.01%’s evil on earth from cosmic perspective: a Goddess discovers she has a zit

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An analogy of present-day evil on Earth. Our story is over two days from three perspectives: a Goddess with a zit, the infected cells within the zit, and white blood cell warriors.
Day 1

Young Goddesses meet for learning, work, and enjoyment. Two apparate within beautiful human-like bodies.

Goddess 2: Oh mySelf! What is that thing on your cheek?!

Goddess 1: Hideously ugly, I know. It’s called a zit. I’ve heard of these, but never got one.

G2: How did it get there?!

G1: It’s a localized infection caused by my relative imbalances recently: too much of some actions and not enough of others.

G2: What are you going to do with it?

G1: (smiling) After topical treatment failed, I now need to wait about a day, then use a tool to remove the infected material. I have to wait, otherwise the infection might go deeper and become a bigger problem.

G2: Good plan. I’ve heard about zits, but have never seen one.

Jan 09 11:37

The Yaquis People Forcefully Halted A Pipeline’s Construction: “Standing Rock Of Mexico”

By Markab Algedi, Natural Blaze

In Loma de Bacum, a town in Northwest Mexico near the border of Arizona, an indigenous tribe called the Yaqui are challenging the California founded, multi-billion dollar corporation Sempra Energy and their border crossing pipeline in the region.

The pipeline’s opposition is making headlines, being referred to as the “Standing Rock” of Mexico - and it is effective...

Jan 09 11:13

Surrounded by Neocons – Philip Giraldi

Neocons appearing in the mainstream media will continue to have their eyes on the ball and seek for more aggressive engagement in places like Iran and Russia. They are all the news that fits.

Both Cohen and Booth were vociferous founding members of the #NeverTrump foreign policy resistance movement.

Boot describes the new regime’s foreign policy as “kowtow[ing] to dictators and undermin[ing] American support for freedom and democracy around the world,” typical neocon leitmotifs.

Jan 09 09:47

Ahed Tamimi offers Israelis a lesson worthy of Gandhi

Jonathan Cook explains the background to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who slapped an Israeli solder desecrating her home, and the furious reaction by Israelis, noting that “Ahed has exposed the gun-wielding bully lurking in the soul of too many Israelis”. >>

Jan 07 13:15

Ruchir Sharma forecast the top 10 Economic trends of 2018

Looking at the likely big trends in 2018.

As the new year rolls outs, NDTV’s Prannoy Roy has a fascinating discussion with author and global investor Ruchir Sharma about his 2017 prediction, which was 90 percent accurate and his forecast of top 10 economic trends for 2018. From global growth to whether unemployment will fall or rise this year to the stock market, they look at the likely big trends.

Jan 07 10:06

Thousands march in weekly Tel Aviv anti-corruption rally

Some 1,500 people congregate in Tel Aviv's Bima Square, plan to march to city's Government Quarter in protest of corruption, mishandling of PM Netanyahu's investigations; 'Where the government is corrupt, no social justice can exist,' said organizer of the 1973 Yom Kippur War protests.

Jan 05 12:14

Why there won’t be a revolution in Iran – Pepe Escobar

Regime change is unlikely but what is in play is setting the scene for a further renewal of economic sanctions

What Rouhani should have explained to Iranians in detail is the direct consequences of hard economic times and United States sanctions, which are affecting the country.

These were coupled with financial threats against western firms now back in business, or at least contemplating opening up operations, in Iran.

Jan 05 11:36

Re-thinking, Re-feeling Camus

We have much to learn from the past, of course--if we have the patience, will, stamina and time to do so.

In our digital age we’re often overwhelmed with the Present: we can get “lost” in the present miasma of competing claims and obligations.

Jan 05 08:28

Donald Trump is for the Legalization of Marijuana

Keep your promise President Trump. Fire Sessions!

Donald Trump is Pro Pot and 420 friendly. Share it with friends.

This clip is lifted from a Reno Nevada campaign rally Oct. 29, 2015

Jan 04 06:53

Dozens of Israeli Teenagers Publicly Refuse to Serve in 'Racist' Government's Forces

A total of 63 draft-age Israeli teenagers penned an open letter to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, publicly refusing to be conscripted into the Israeli army

Jan 03 17:19

Iran Protesters Want Sanctions, No Support For Syria, Lebanon, Palestine – Call Themselves “Freedom Fighters”

By Brandon Turbeville

During the first few days of the Iranian protests, it was somewhat unclear as to whether or not the demonstrations were indeed organic expressions of Iranians angry with religious and legal oppression as well as economic stagnation. As the days passed and the violence grew and as more and more Iranians began speaking out, it subsequently became more and more clear that the demonstrations were something other than organic expressions of anger. Indeed, now on day six, it is abundantly clear that the protests are nothing more than another warfront for the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel...

Jan 03 16:21

Something Stinks About the Iranian Protests; Iranians Suspicious Of Demonstration Roots

By Brandon Turbeville

The protests in Iran have borne the hallmarks of a color revolution since the very beginning and, as time moved on, the nature of the demonstrations have become more and more apparent. But even as the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards corps, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, declared the end of the “sedition,” many Iranians remain deeply suspicious of the protests but also recognize some legitimate complaints.

After having discussed ongoing violence with a number of Iranians, there are a few points that are abundantly clear...

Jan 03 14:50

What do you call somebody who supports Israel?

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of what it really means to be a “Friend of Israel”, and asks: Why is supporting a racist regime like Israel not only tolerated but actively encouraged in the West's corridors of power and often rewarded with high office? >>

Jan 03 12:12

Neocons return to power

Neoconservative fingerprints all over Trump National Security Strategy document.

President Donald Trump’s 2017 National Security Strategy report tells us how he sees the world, or rather how the Washington foreign policy elites do.

From a candidate who ran on a message of change, it is striking that the report is essentially a defense of status quo policies and views.

Jan 03 10:59

2018 – War or No War? The Saker

Imbeciles and cowards. I also happen to think that they are traitors to their country and their people. Patriots they are not.

Trump Administration now has released a National Security Strategy which clearly show that the Empire is in “full paranoid” mode. It is plainly obvious that the Neocons are now back in total control of the White House, Congress and the US corporate media. Okay, maybe things are still not quite as bad as if Hillary had been elected, but they are bad enough to ask whether a major war is now inevitable next year.

Jan 03 09:51

10,000+ sealed Federal indictments, 8-minute video: .01% arrests about to end US illegal rogue state empire as sexual harassment stories prepare public for psychopathic evil darker than killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

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A month ago, there were ~5,000 sealed Federal indictments. Now there are over 10,000 (here and screen captured on Dec 31). The usual amount of sealed Federal indictments for an entire year is a few hundred according to this data sampling.

So what does this mean?

Jan 03 08:25

Iran Protests Through The Prism Of Geopolitics

By Chris Kanthan

What’s happening in Iran? Are the protests genuinely spontaneous? Are the grievances authentic and deep-rooted? Or is it a drama created by covert, regime-change puppeteers? And what are the geopolitical implications of the success or failure of these events?

The main purported reason is a failing economy, but some of the protesters are even calling for the end of Islamic Republic.

Undoubtedly, the college-educated, Iranian Middle Class wants to get rid of Sharia Law. After all, Iran was quite secular before 1979...

Jan 03 08:25

The Battle over Dreamers is about to Begin

One of 2017’s most contentious issues was over what would happen to the estimated 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and this is due to come to the forefront of politics as of today.

Jan 02 13:53

Trump’s grandstanding on national security could end in tragedy

“Trump believes everyone will do his bidding because he says so. Hello!”

None of the capitals singled out in the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy as being the United States’ prime adversaries – Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang – appear to feel particularly threatened by the fire and brimstone in that document, which was unveiled on Monday.

Jan 02 12:00

How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018? Paul Craig Roberts

The Anglo-Zionist empire is trying to overturn the Iranian agreement and to restart the attempt to overthrow the government of Syria.

The New Year is one full of economic, political, and war threats.

Jan 02 11:37

Iran Protests Go Violent - Color Revolution Becoming More Likely

By Brandon Turbeville

Despite being nowhere near the scale of the 2009 Green Movement color revolution, the recent Iranian protests have nonetheless captured the attention of the world. The questions surrounding the protests are legion but the chief among them are whether or not they are legitimate organic Iranian sentiment or whether they are a Western-backed color revolution aimed at destabilizing the Iranian government...

Jan 02 09:10

An Apology and Explanation - Robert Parry

The demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia is just the most dangerous feature of this propaganda process – and this is where the neocons and the liberal interventionists most significantly come together. The U.S. media’s approach to Russia is now virtually 100 percent propaganda. Does any sentient human being read the New York Times’ or the Washington Post’s coverage of Russia and think that he or she is getting a neutral or unbiased treatment of the facts? For instance, the full story of the infamous Magnitsky case cannot be told in the West, nor can the objective reality of the Ukrane coup in 2014. The American people and the West in general are carefully shielded from hearing the “other side of the story.” Indeed to even suggest that there is another side to the story makes you a “Putin apologist” or “Kremlin stooge.”

Jan 02 09:05

President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: the End of Hegemony?

Washington’s support for Israel’s perpetual and overt violation of international law and its bombing of humanitarian missions makes Israel a very costly ally.

The US suffered an overwhelming and humiliating defeat, one that kept Ambassador Haley dexterous fingers busy ‘taking notes’: 128 nations demanded that the Trump regime withdraw its declaration that Jerusalem was Israel’s undivided capital for Jews. Only 9 micro-nations (some mere postage stamps and a few death-squad banana-stans) voted with the Trump-Haley decision, 35 mendicant-states put their heads down and abstained while 21 timorous ambassadors chose to hide their shamelessness in the toilet stalls rather than show up for this important vote.

Jan 02 08:52

Liberals Getting Back in Touch With Their Authoritarian Roots - Justin Raimondo

The left and the art of political witch-hunting.

“One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured ‘Russiagate’ controversy,” my colleague Sheldon Richman writes in his most recent column, is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice.” He’s dead right about that, but just whom is he addressing?

Jan 02 08:31

Iranian Protesters Raise Stakes, Attacking Police Stations

Mr. Law and Order is egging on the Colored Revolution useful idiots to attack police stations and Iranian military bases.
Looks great for Israel and the Neocons. Makes the USA look like a Rogue State with an idiot in charge!

Violent crackdowns overnight on Sunday against protesters have led to a violent backlash in Iran, as some of the protesters look to raise the stakes with attacks of their own against police stations, with reports of some posts and stations being set ablaze.

Jan 02 08:07

‘US is watching!’: Trump warns Iran amid crackdown on protests (VIDEO)

Trump is a neocon idiot,who loves Israel and is in the process of getting our country destroyed. Everyone knows this is another attempt to overthrow the Iranian government using another Colored Revolution!

Donald Trump has issued a strongly worded tweet warning Iran that “the US is watching” following the deaths of 20 people in anti-government protests that are sweeping the country.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry has hit back at the US president, saying that Trump should focus on his own country rather than tweet about civil unrest abroad.

"Instead of wasting his time sending useless and insulting tweets regarding other countries, he would be better off seeing to the domestic issues of his own country such as daily killings of dozens of people... and the existence of millions of homeless and hungry people," Bahram Ghasemi said, according to AFP.

Jan 02 02:09

State of Palestine: Thousands Mark 53rd Anniversary of Palestinian Revolution

Thousands of people from across the Gaza Strip gathered in the center of Gaza City on Sunday, to mark the 53rd anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution and the nationalist political Fatah movement.

Jan 02 01:46

Day of Rage: Palestinians Clash with IDF in Anti-Trump Demo

Scores were injured as thousands of Palestinians clashed with the IDF, which used live ammo, tear gas and rubber bullets on demonstrators throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails in the latest Day of Rage anti-Trump protest |VIDEO|

Jan 01 10:09

US State Department Hints At Iran Overthrow: Are We Witnessing The Early Stages Of Regime Change?

The US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime "a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos" while announcing support for protesters. It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).

Jan 01 10:07

Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution or revolt in Iran have only little chances of success. But even as the fail they can be used as pretext for additional sanctions and other anti-Iranian measures. The current incidents are thus only one part of a much larger plan.

Jan 01 09:26

How Donald Trump Learned to Love War in 2017

The president promised to deliver peace. But in his first year, he expanded every war he inherited.

President Trump has maintained or expanded the wars that he inherited from his predecessor.

As Jennifer Wilson and I pointed out in an appropriately titled column in August, “Donald Trump Is Dropping Bombs at Unprecedented Levels.” Within eight months of assuming office, Trump — with the announcement of six “precision aistrikes” in Libya — had bombed every country that former President Barack Obama had in eight years. One month after that, the United States surpassed the 26,172 bombs that had been dropped in 2016. Through the end of December 2017, Trump had authorized more airstrikes in Somalia in one year (33), than George W. Bush and Obama had since the United States first began intervening there in early 2007 (30).

Dec 31 09:59

Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution or revolt in Iran have only little chances of success. But even as the fail they can be used as pretext for additional sanctions and other anti-Iranian measures. The current incidents are thus only one part of a much larger plan.

Dec 31 06:59

Re-reading the Greats: Jean Paul Sartre, Pepe Escobar, et. al.

For our bi-polar world....

I’ve been reading Pepe Escobar’s articles for over 30 years–since the time I would read re-prints of his “Asia Times” articles in The Japan Times–my daily reading when I lived in Japan. These days, I mostly catch his work at a number of excellent global websites.

Dec 31 06:46

Did the CIA stop a bloodbath in Saint Petersburg? The Saker

I am not holding my breath for the future, but any positive development deserves some recognition, especially in our otherwise very depressing times.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for help in preventing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Data provided by the CIA enabled Russian security services to find and detain terrorists

The Russian leader expressed his gratitude in a telephone call, adding that the Russian security services would also always share information with their US colleagues, were they to obtain data on any planned attacks on US soil.

Dec 30 09:34

Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Yesterday and today saw some small protests in Iran. They are probably the first stage of a large "regime change" operation run by the U.S. and Israel with the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Dec 30 08:25

Iran Offers US 'No Credit for Deceitful Remarks' After its Support of Protests

Iran has fiercely condemned the support of the US for the economic protests raging in Iran. The country's Foreign Ministry's spokesperson stated that "Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of US officials or Mr. Trump," as quoted by state television.

Iran's statement comes in the wake of US President Donald Trump's tweet, in which he voiced his approval of the rallies being held across Iran.

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@realDonaldTrump
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
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Dec 30 07:23

Iran hard-liners rally as new protests challenge government

Trump and Tillerson attempt another colored revolution.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic.

The demonstrations, commemorating a mass 2009 pro-government rally challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid fraud allegations, had been scheduled weeks earlier.

Dec 29 14:52

Tax cuts may edge us closer to revolution against government — Paul Craig Roberts

The tax bill, Dr. Roberts observes, is illustrative of a “total failure of capitalism. Capitalism is now merely a looting machine.”

Dec 28 14:46

The Iranian legislators approved a bill which Requires Gov't to Recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital Forever

The Iranian legislators approved a bill which requires the government to support Jerusalem al-Quds as the permanent capital city of Palestine.

bill was approved within the framework of a double-urgency plan on Wednesday with 207 yes votes and no opposition or abstentions.

The parliamentarians had voted to the double-urgency plan on Sunday.

Iran has long been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and called on Muslims across the world to unite against the occupying regime of Israel which it does not recognize.

US President Donald Trump sparked global anger on December 6, when he declared that Washington would recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the “capital” of Israel>>>

Dec 28 10:29

Opioids and the Crisis of the White Working Class

A sense of betrayal seems to lie just behind today’s political discourse—a feeling of being left behind, a suspicion that those at the top, in media, corporations, politics, academia, and finance, have motives and goals at odds with those of the broader population. Put simply, Americans of all backgrounds fear and loathe a hostile elite. Political memes like “the Deep State,” “the 1%,” “Drain the Swamp,” “the Davos Set,” and “Masters of the Universe” each capture this feeling of alienation, suspicion, and helplessness.

Dec 28 07:12

IRAN DECLARES JERUSALEM CAPITAL OF PALESTINE

Iran declared Jerusalem the "capital of Palestine" on Wednesday following a parliamentary vote, according to the country's semi-official Fars news agency.

Dec 27 08:39

Christmas Gifts – Good News from Around the World

The world is full of good news, suitable for Yuletide.

Merry Christmas to you, dear readers! It is a beautiful and serene time of hope, when the darkest time of the year is already behind us. Though the light is still not perceptible, but we know and feel that the change is coming.

The recent vote in the United Nations has been such a glimpse of light, a harbinger of Sun.

Dec 27 06:37

Video From The Guy Who Sent Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin A Gift-wrapped Box Of HorseShit

A psychologist who works for Los Angeles county says he's the one who sent a gift-wrapped box of manure to Mnuchin.

Dec 25 07:53

Star Wars Last Jedi: Disney kills wisdom, love & evolution to offer endless war, controlled/enslaved peoples, empty hope. Corporate media reviews: 92%, audiences 52% favorable

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“How do democracies get turned into dictatorships? The democracies aren’t overthrown; they’re given away… Star Wars was really about the Vietnam War.” – George Lucas, creator of Star Wars
“The (Star Wars) Empire is like America ten years from now.” – George Lucas, 1973
Disney is corporate media, with corporate media and public education as propaganda arms for ongoing lying and illegal US rogue state empire. George Lucas wrote Star Wars in protest and warning that the US is the evil empire in that story. Therefore, and obviously, corporate media had to target, attack, and end that Star Wars story, and replace it with cheerleading for endless empire, endless war, and no hope for virtue.

Dec 25 06:53

30-minute video: American ‘patriotism’ is Stockholm Syndrome to ongoing US .01% lying, illegal rogue state empire. Real patriots demand .01% arrests for annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

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Larken Rose demonstrates that American unthinking loyalty to flag, “troops,” and other knee-jerk obedience is embrace of literal dictates (what is said), rather than genuine patriotism to protect and defend God-given rights in a sharp 30 minutes:

My contributions include documentation and clear explanation of the .01% lying and illegal US rogue state empire to fully support Larken’s points:

Dec 24 05:58

‘Our country, not Netanyahu’s’

‘Our country, not Netanyahu’s’: Thousands join anti-PM rallies across Israel (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of people across Israel have joined marches against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth consecutive week, demanding his resignation following several corruption allegations.

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Dec 23 14:43

Is The Election Really Over in Alabama?

The Republican establishment and the leftist Senatorial Democrats did not want Judge Roy Moore to be in the US Senate because he would just like President Trump who is wrecking ball against the status quo. Judge Roy Moore would be like a bull in a china shop if he is seated as a US Senator.

Dec 23 12:38

Review of the Movie About Donald Trump in”The Art of the Insult”

This movie is not a waste of money to purchase. This movie is the demonstration why the American people put Donald Trump into the White House because he was speaking what was on the voter’s minds for years.

Dec 22 16:39

The Boy and Girl Scouts.The Leadership Has Failed the Members Caving into Political Correctness

The Boy and Girl Scouts should not make no apologies either if immoral people want to join trying to force the scouts to bend the rules to accommodate them. If they can’t live up to the moral standards the boy and girl scouts want to uphold. Then these crossdressers and transvestites can start their own scout group.

Dec 22 13:23

President Trump’s Next Move Should be Pulling Out of the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty?

This UN agreement nullifies our second amendment if ratified by the US Senate. So I ask the President to remove our signature from the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty so this treaty never comes to the floor for a vote on the Senate floor.

Dec 22 13:09

Should Mueller’s ‘Special Counsel’ be Terminated? Mike Whitney

The WSJ’s charges are not without merit, as are the claims that Mueller has loaded his legal team with Hillary contributors.

There’s no evidence that “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” were improper, unethical or illegal. Nor do any such presumed “links and/or coordination” imply a crime was committed.

Rather, the loosey-goosy standard Rosenstein has applied is an invitation for an open ended fishing expedition aimed at derailing the political agenda of the elected government. This puts too much power in the hands of unelected agents in the bureaucracy who may be influenced by powerbrokers operating behind the scenes who want to disrupt, obstruct, or paralyze the government. And this, in fact, is exactly what is taking place presently.

Dec 22 11:39

Declassified: Chinese official said at least 10,000 civilians died in 1989 Tiananmen massacre, documents show

A member of the Chinese State Council estimated that at least 10,000 civilians were killed in the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989, declassified files reveal.

Dec 22 10:49

Popular Texas blogger scooped police on a story. They charged her with 2 felonies and searched her phone records.

She calls herself Lagordiloca, the fat crazy lady. Some know her as the nightcrawler. When the sun goes down on Laredo, Texas. Priscilla Villarreal combs the streets in her blue Dodge Ram looking for crime scenes and live-streaming police activity from her cellphone. She usually doesn’t make it home until dawn.

Dec 22 03:02

The U.N. General Assembly Rebukes the Trump Administration

Almost all of the world’s most powerful states supported the resolution and voted against the U.S.

When that many allied and friendly governments tell the administration that they are in the wrong, it would be wise to rethink the decision that earned the U.S. this rebuke.

Dec 22 01:55

That UN Vote: “How are the mighty fallen”

“How are the mighty fallen!” is a statement that ranges far beyond Gath and Ashkelon. And it is repeated throughout the centuries as empires stumble and fall.

For those keeping score on the Trump Administration versus the United Nations, the final vote on the Status of Jerusalem resolution is recorded above.

The official count was 128 to 9 against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and his pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Thirty-three members of the UN General Assembly abstained.

Dec 21 12:12

Anti-Israel protests in Berlin, by immigrants, dismay German officials

Protests against Israel, sparked by President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as its capital, are once again forcing Germany to weigh the value of free speech against the burden of its Nazi past.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have been burning Israeli flags in the center of Berlin while chanting anti-Semitic slogans threatening violence against Israelis. One protest Friday took place only 100 yards from the city’s somber Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a reminder of Germany’s responsibility for the worst mass murder in history.

A few thousand protesters have taken part so far. Except for several arrests, German authorities have generally refrained from interfering, even as top officials said they were “ashamed” by “the evil face” of anti-Semitism on display.

Dec 21 09:34

WATCH Best Episodes of EU Farmers Reacting to Sanctions War With Russia

The EU is expected to extend sanctions against Russia on Thursday, December 21. Since they were introduced in 2014, sanctions as well as Moscow’s food exports ban have been a headache for European farmers, who have repeatedly protested against them. Sputnik takes a look at some of the most remarkable moments from those protests in recent years.

Dec 19 15:17

Team Trump add insult to injury for the Palestinians

After Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, Jonathan Cook says “Palestinians will have to shame Israel, the US and the watching world by adopting the tools of an anti-apartheid struggle – of non-violent resistance and civil disobedience – to gain equal rights in a single state.>>

Dec 19 11:36

JURORS TO DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES JOURNALISM IN TRIAL OF J20 INAUGURATION PROTESTS

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(*Alexie)Wood is an independent photojournalist from San Antonio, Texas, whose work focuses on resistance movements. He arrived in D.C. last January planning to document protests around the inauguration — both on January 20 and the Women’s March the following day. But Wood’s coverage of the weekend ended abruptly when he, along with over 200 others, were penned into an area at the intersection of L and 12th streets and arrested en masse.

Individuals arrested at the Inauguration Day protests, known as J20, are being charged under blanket statutes for crimes committed during the action, including bashing windows and other property damage. To make its case against nearly 200 defendants, the prosecution is using the Pinkerton liability rule, which attributes every crime committed during a conspiracy to all those involved. In practice, this means that all defendants on trial for the protests can be convicted for all crimes committed during the action by mere virtue of their proximity to the crimes committed.

Wood’s prosecution is alarming as a reflection of the government’s attempt to define — and criminalize — journalism, but the case as a whole also speaks to the government’s attempt to undermine the First Amendment right to political speech.>>>

Dec 18 10:17

Russia-gate’s Litany of Corrections – Robert Parry

It’s especially important for journalists to strive for genuine fairness and not act as if journalism is just another cover for partisan hatchetmen.

The U.S. mainstream media’s year-long hysteria over Russia’s alleged role in the election of Donald Trump has obliterated normal reporting standards leading to a rash of journalistic embarrassments that have both disgraced the profession and energized Trump’s backers over new grievances about the MSM’s “fake news.”

Greenwald noted, “So numerous are the false stories about Russia and Trump over the last year that I literally cannot list them all.”

Dec 18 08:45

Justice for Kate Steinle: Rally in San Francisco Shows the Left Cares More About Illegal Immigrants than American Citizens

Millions of rational Americans were shocked when a California jury announced that the illegal and criminal alien charged in the 2015 death of Kate Steinle had been found not guilty on November 30th.

Dec 18 07:41

SINCE FEEDING THE HOMELESS IS NOW ILLEGAL, A GROUP CARRIED AR15S TO GIVE OUT FOOD—IT WORKED

Matthew Short, with the aptly named organization, Don’t Comply, and dozens of volunteers from children to adults alike took to the streets of Dallas this week to hand out food, sleeping bags, clothing, and tents to the area’s less fortunate.

As TFTP has reported on numerous occasions, often times, police will swoop in and shut down those who would dare defy the authority of the state and conduct charity without a permit. However, most organizations aren’t like Don’t Comply.

As they took to the streets this week, many of the members of the organization open carried their weapons. This was done—not out of an act of intimidation—but merely to assert rights as well as protect them.

The resultant heavily armed group of do-gooders effectively staved off any attempts by police to shut down the charitable efforts.

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Dec 17 13:33

Trading Jerusalem for war on Iran

James Dorsey examines how Saudi and UAE complicity in President Trump’s decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital so that the Saudis could pursue their sectarian conflict with Iran could turn the Arab region into a firestorm – again. >>

Dec 17 10:17

The Enemy Within – Justin Raimondo

It’s called the “intelligence community”

Of course it was the purest coincidence that no less than three major media outlets got the Trump email story wrong. Yes, those “multiple sources” sure were busy.

It’s absurd to think that this episode is a case of simply getting it wrong: this was undoubtedly a deliberate lie, planted in the media by the same rogue “intelligence community” that invented Russia-gate. It didn’t matter that the truth would eventually come out: look at how many times the original story was tweeted and retweeted over social media, and then consider how many people don’t know it’s been debunked.

Dec 17 10:13

Jerusalem in My Heart – Israel Shamir

The Palestinians do know and do remember, how they were thrown out of their homes, and how the Jews moved in.

Trump is not different from his predecessors. All American Presidents declared Jerusalem – the eternal united and indivisible capital of the Jewish state. Obama did it, and so did Bush. True, they said it while running for the office, and they avoided repeating the mantra while in the White House, but they never repudiated it, either.

Ninety out of a hundred US Senators approved of Trump’s statement. Ten abstained, probably being unable to support Trump for any reason at all. Still, it was a most-approved step of the President.

Dec 16 14:10

Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial

A federal investigator is alleging prosecutors in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial covered up misconduct by law enforcement agents who engaged in "likely policy, ethical and legal violations."

In an 18-page memo to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Special Agent Larry Wooten said he "routinely observed ... a widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct" among agents involved in the 2014 armed standoff.

He said his investigation indicated federal agents engaged in excessive force, civil rights and policy violations.

Dec 16 11:06

At this point, it is easier to find someone on Mueller’s team that doesn’t have a conflict of interest

Let this article be Rod Rosenstein’s wakeup call...

Another day, another hearing and the America public learn more about the mountain of evidence pointing towards the entire Mueller special counsel team being filled with conflicts of interest.

Dec 16 11:02

Time for the GOP to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won 2016

As evidenced by the outcomes of both the Virginia gubernatorial race and the Alabama Senate special election, no matter what, Democrat voters are going to be extremely motivated in 2018 to take back Congress.

For, this is no time to panic.

Instead, it is time for Republicans to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won the election in 2016. That is, cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, appoint conservative judges, get better trade deals, slash regulations, curb illegal immigration and build the southern border wall. Also, no bad deals on DACA amnesty. The wall is not enough; chain migration has to be ended.

Dec 16 10:58

The Enemy Within – Justin Raimondo

It’s called the “intelligence community”

Of course it was the purest coincidence that no less than three major media outlets got the Trump email story wrong. Yes, those “multiple sources” sure were busy.

It’s absurd to think that this episode is a case of simply getting it wrong: this was undoubtedly a deliberate lie, planted in the media by the same rogue “intelligence community” that invented Russia-gate. It didn’t matter that the truth would eventually come out: look at how many times the original story was tweeted and retweeted over social media, and then consider how many people don’t know it’s been debunked.

Dec 16 10:00

Protester with no legs is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza

Pictures and video of the man,including him making his living washing cars before the Israelis murdered him.
Trump just loves Israhell!

Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as three other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.

Another 150 were hurt as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital enter their second week.

Disabled Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29, was taken to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after being shot by troops but was later pronounced dead.

Dec 15 16:33

The Great Twitter exodus of 2017 begins December 18th

Twitter’s strict new enforcement rules will be going live on December 18th. Twitter will be judging user behavior both on and OFF of their website. This means that if you visit another website that they don’t like or show “support” for groups they don’t like, you can get banned.

"This unprecedented level of censorship and blacklisting of groups from the public square is unlike anything in history and will be a huge opportunity for Gab."

Dec 15 04:52

HUNDREDS OF TRAVELERS HAD THEIR GLOBAL ENTRY AIRPORT PRIVILEGES REVOKED

LAWYERS SAY IT’S ANOTHER MUSLIM BAN
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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in August and October obtained emails and documents through the Freedom of Information Act confirming that CBP revoked Global Entry memberships for hundreds of travelers from Arab and Muslim-majority countries – many of them U.S. citizens — earlier this year. And ADC’s own records show that the number of revocations exceeds what CBP has acknowledged.

Global Entry is one of four CBP Trusted Traveler Programs that allow vetted U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and nationals from nine countries expedited entry through airport security and customs. In order to obtain Global Entry clearance, applicants must provide biometric records and undergo interviews and background checks. Days after President Donald Trump signed a hotly contested executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, about 30 Muslim and Arab travelers in the United States reported to ADC that CBP revoked their Global Entry clearances, according to immigration attorneys Andrew Free and Greg Siskind, who filed a lawsuit on ADC’s behalf.

“What has happened, in practice, is that people who were once able — by the virtue of Global Entry — to escape the constant racial and ethnic profiling they faced when traveling have now been suddenly, and without explanation, denied that privilege”>>>

(*Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.)

Dec 12 09:34

The need for cooperation and unity

Graham Peebles examines the destructive effects of competition – the guiding principle of our time – and argues that “cooperation needs to replace competition in all areas, tolerance substituted for prejudice and hate, sufficiency and sharing encouraged in place of excess and greed”. >>

Dec 12 06:10

INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF THE CORPORATE SPIES WHO INFILTRATE PROTESTS

“An amalgamation of members of the samba bands Rhythms of Resistance and Barking Samba played during the procession … Passersby were amused by the costumes and theatre and engaged as the group passed them.” The alert is one of hundreds of pages of leaked documents from two corporate security firms that have been seen by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Dec 11 13:45

Scott Adams: Why Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Republicans are Natural Allies (or should be)

One of the big changes in our national consciousness, thanks to President Trump, is that many of us are starting to see politics in terms of “deals.” We are also thinking about a growing economy. Compare that approach to the Obama/Bernie/Clinton worldview that is more about wealth transfer in a world of scarcity. For my purposes today, you don’t need to decide which approach is better. I only make the claim that we are more focused on the Art of the Deal than at any time in American politics. This is one of the many ways President Trump is in our heads.

Dec 11 09:13

Rioting Protesters Breach US Embassy Gates In Beirut, Repelled By Tear Gas And Water Cannon

Protesters waving Palestinian flags threw projectiles, smoke grenades, set fires in the street, and even breached a section of the gate to the US Embassy before being turned away by security forces who used tear gas and a water cannon to disperse the crowd. Several protesters were detained, according to witnesses.

Dec 11 08:13

Bucharest Punchup: Romanians March Against Judicial Reforms

Romanians in the thousands gathered on Sunday in capital city Bucharest and many other urban centers throughout the country, protesting a plan by the leading Social Democrats (PSD) party to implement sweeping changes to the nation’s judicial system, a move that according to the opposition will hamstring the ability of judges to combat corruption.

Dec 11 08:13

…CONGREGATIONS ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATE TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION

Jewish and Christian religious communities across the nation are celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — a promise presidents from both parties have made, but only Trump has honored.

Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), told CBN News: “What President Trump is doing is one of the most courageous political things that’s been done in Washington in a long time

(*Nobody , oddly enough , loves a good dose of war criminality more then 'the faithful' !)

Dec 11 04:55

Worldwide Protests Continue Over Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

Thousands of protesters in Istanbul burned US and Israeli flags to protest President Trump’s Wednesday declaration on Jerusalem being the capital of Israel.

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Dec 11 03:49

White House: Unfortunate That Palestinians Declined Meeting With Pence

"It’s unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region, but the administration remains undeterred in its efforts to help achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and our peace team remains hard at work putting together a plan"

(*It's even more unfortunate that The US has proved to be a lousy broker for peace , on the Palestinian side )

Dec 10 14:30

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ endgame: Forbes stands, points, speaks of US .01% government ‘leaders’ looting $21 trillion in taxes (~$200,000 per household)

*hyperlinks live at source*

hat tip: wanttoknow.info

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution

Some historical context from WANTtoKNOW.info:

CBS News in 2002 was the first to report on the much smaller amount of $2.3 trillion missing from the Pentagon, as acknowledged by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a report on the Dept. of Defense website. Rumsfeld's report was later strangely removed from the website, but is still available on the Internet archive.
I’ve written continuously of such looting, including in 2016 of the Department of Defense (DoD) admitting having “lost” $6.5 trillion of taxpayer money.

Dec 10 10:01

Israeli police target ultra-Orthodox protesters with weapon developed against Palestinians, and it stinks

Last week, the roof of Ma’alot Hatorah Yeshiva, which is associated with the so-called Jerusalem Faction – a radical Ashkenazi Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, group in Jerusalem – was full of clothing hung out there by the students. “The place smells like a carcass, you can’t go near it,” one of the students says, adding that he is still recovering from the aftermath of a demonstration against the draft of Haredim in central Jerusalem.

The stench was caused by a weapon called the “Skunk,” a liquid compound that has become one of the main means used in recent weeks by the police against the religious demonstrators, who are protesting the detention of draft-dodging members of their community. The smell of the spray can stick to the body for days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this chemical has been signed off on by the Israeli government for use against their own, God only knows what horrors await Palestinian protestors angry with President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 10 09:18

Protests at US Embassy in Lebanon turn violent

Demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy Sunday turned violent as protesters took to the streets to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 10 08:46

Tunisian labour union says Jerusalem decision a 'declaration of war', calls for protests

Tunisia’s powerful labour union UGTT said U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decision to move the U.S. embassy to the city was a declaration of war, a statement said on Wednesday.

“We call...for mass protests,” the labour union said in a statement.

Dec 10 07:24

Israeli police use tear gas in clashes with Palestinians in Bethlehem

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Clashes in Bethlehem continue for a fifth day, with protests often turning violent and resulting in injuries.

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(*Christmas Time In Bethlehem ! )

Dec 10 05:40

John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means

“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969)

Peaceful, prolonged protests work.

Mass movements with huge numbers of participants work.

Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box.

It has been done before. It can be done again.

For example, in May of 1932, more than 43,000 people, dubbed the Bonus Army—World War I veterans and their families—marched on Washington>>>

(*Lennon was assassinated 37 years ago , long before the concept of an alleged 'outsider' entered the same political circle that had it in for him and became POTUS . If he were around today, he'd probably be the most outspoken on the subject of photoshopped dissidence , or taking a knee out of dissatisfaction , marking the concept of this article obsolete in the time of "The Base" .)

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

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