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December 6, 2016

Dec 06 20:01

Michigan AG: Appeals Court Rules Recount Must Stop

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Jill Stein is not an aggrieved candidate and the recount must stop after a hearing today.

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 18:20

Get ready for the chill! Forecasters predict temperatures could fall 35 degrees BELOW average as a polar plunge sweeps across the country

In what is being described as the coldest arctic blast since last winter, cities as far apart as Seattle and Chicago are expecting to cop a snow-coating in the coming days.

The cold is expected to stick around next week as well, near freezing and below temperatures forecast in New York, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee until Thursday.

But the cities to cop the cold in the next few days are those across the Northern High Plains in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Wyoming, and other places, will be as much as 35 degrees colder than average for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.

Dec 06 18:12

Snow for Hawaii, Record Cold Across USA & Fog Dome in UK

Hawaii receives 3 feet of snow drifting to 5 feet on the peaks of the Big Island. Last year in 2014 saw smaller amounts but snow, it seems its a pattern, and increasing. Fog Dome in Wales, Fog Falls in Wales also, plus records cold to shatter records across Canada and the USA.

Dec 06 18:11

Colorado "Hamilton Electors" Sue To Block Trump, Void Vote Mandate

Just a day after a Texas Republican "faithless elector" explained why he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump, The Denver Post reports two Democratic Colorado electors are filing suit challenging a state law requiring them to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote. Their hope is to set a precedent enabling Republican electors in other states to vote for a third-party candidate to keep Trump from receiving 270 electoral votes.



Dec 06 17:50

New Botnet is Attacking the US West Coast with Huge DDoS Attacks

The content delivery network states in the blog post that the company has been observing the overflow of traffic from about two weeks. It seems to be coming from a single source. Seemingly, someone was firstly testing their abilities with a 9-to-5 attack schedule and then the attack pattern was shifted to 24 hours. This new botnet is either equal or superior to the Mirai botnet.

After observing the heavy attack traffic that literally peaked at 172MBPS, which means about a million data packets per second or 400 gigabits per second, CloudFlare concluded that the botnet was being turned on and off by some person who was busy with a 9-to-5 job.

Dec 06 16:51

FLASHBACK - Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop webcams, claims lawsuit

A suburban Philadelphia school district remotely activates the cameras in school-provided laptops to spy on students in their homes, a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleged.

According to the lawsuit filed by a high school student and his parents, the Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. has spied on students and families by "indiscriminate use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students by the School District."



Dec 06 16:00

‘Good Luck To Us All’: Renzi Set To Resign As 60% Vote ‘NO’ In Italy Referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he takes full responsibility for the crashing defeat at the referendum he proposed.

Dec 06 15:59

Italy Moves Closer to a BREXIT – 5 Star Movement Poised to Challenge for Leadership Role

In yet another blow to center-left politics, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced his intention to resign following a dramatic voter rejection of his constitutional reforms package.

renziThis unexpected shift in Italian politics could very well trigger calls for Italy to ‘rethink’ its relationship with Brussels.

If Renzi has his resignation accepted, then the government would be handed over to a ‘care taker’ leader until the next General Election scheduled for 2018, or until a snap election is called. Before any snap election can be called, elite bureaucrats are furiously trying to rewrite Italy’s election laws allegedly to keep “Far Right” parties, like the surging Northern League out of power, but in reality these desperate measures are designed to prevent widely popular insurgent parties like 5 Star from gaining a majority in Parliament.



Dec 06 15:58

Post-Fact Politics: Reviewing The History Of Fake News And Propaganda

Much has been made of the Washington Post’s recent “investigation,” published in late November by reporter Craig Timberg, that implicates countless U.S. media outlets in disseminating Russian government propaganda. The Post’s attack on leftist alternative media included outlets such as Truthdig, Black Agenda Report, and CounterPunch, as well as conservative outlets like Drudge Report.

Dec 06 15:52

Rebel commander in Aleppo say they have agreed to withdraw from Aleppo following talks btw people in Turkey & UN

Dec 06 15:52

Here It Comes: EU Threatens “Action” If Facebook Doesn’t Censor All “Fake News” and “Hate Speech” Within 24 Hours

Now the EU is threatening to escalate the situation up from “non-legislative” action if these companies don’t take action to censor “hate speech” and “fake news” within 24 hours.

And of course “hate speech” is very loosely defined here, so it can basically be used to censor free speech online. We all know what the phrase “fake news” has come to denote — and nearly the entire alternative media is encompassed within it.

It should be no surprise that the same “fake news” the EU wants to censor has been blamed for Brexit and the potential for other countries like Italy deciding to leave the EU as well.

Dec 06 15:51

US Military Just Admitted Its *Waste* Is *Double* Russia’s Whole Military Budget. Russia’s Military Budget Is 1/8 of What US Spends




Dec 06 15:46

An ‘Abomination’ Of Justice: Mistrial Declared Over Police Shooting Of Walter Scott

The judge presiding over the case of Walter Scott, who in April 2015 was shot in the back by former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, was forced to declare a mistrial on Monday after the jury announced that they were unable to come “to a unanimous decision.”

“The court therefore must declare a mistrial in this case and I so declare that is case is mistried,” Circuit Judge Clifton Newman declared after the jury announced the deadlock. The news comes after a single holdout juror sent a letter to Newman on Friday saying that he “cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict.”

Dec 06 15:41

'No! Don't Touch Me!' German Police Release Shocking Footage From Cologne On New Year's Eve 2015

Shocking footage obtained by the German paper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger shows the total mayhem which occurred last year on New Year's Eve in Cologne.

The footage shows a massive, rowdy mob of migrants standing shoulder to shoulder on the steps of the Cologne Cathedral.

Women can be heard screaming "nein" and shouting "don't touch me" while German police are totally overwhelmed and unprepared to respond.

Dec 06 15:37

BREAKING: Al-Qaeda commanders negotiating surrender in Aleppo, Jihadi stronghold collapsing

As three more previously Al-Qaeda held districts in eastern Aleppo fall to the Syrian army authoritative reports circulate that Jihadi commanders in the city are negotiating with the Syrian military to surrender.

Dec 06 15:22

Pentagon May Receive Over $600 Billion Despite Hiding Additional $125 Billion ‘Waste’

The Pentagon is about to reap a generous windfall of revenue of up to $600 billion or more (see above) even though it cannot adequately account for up to $8 trillion and just recently was exposed for hiding some $125 billion of “bureaucratic waste.

A Washington Post investigation reveals this waste, which was internally documented in a study by the Pentagon. That study itself showed the funds that were improperly distributed.



Dec 06 15:21

Are The Elite Planning Something Big In The Middle East?

US wants UN monitors out of Afghanistan. The UK says it sees no problem with Saudi Arabia bombing civilians and children.

Dec 06 14:59

Rule By Distant Strangers

The purpose of the European project, at least the purpose sold to the public, was to provide long-term stability to the continent, particularly economic stability. The lesson of the first fifty years of the 20th century was that nationalist competition among states led to economic instability and war. Therefore, cooperation among the nations of Europe on economic matters, as well as a common defense, would keep the peace and allow all nations to prosper together, as one continent.

Dec 06 14:59

The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Social-media platforms are finding it harder to mouth free speech platitudes (and enjoy the corresponding cultural benefits) while at the same time actively curating a sanitized media feed. Yet to not curate or censor is to be accused of aiding and abetting a parade of horribles ranging from online jihadis to the "alt-right."



Dec 06 14:59

‘Colossal Damage’: Navajo Nation Sues US Govt For $160mn Over Colorado Mine Spill

The Navajo Nation has filed a $160 million lawsuit against the US government for damages and ongoing injuries caused by an August 2015 mine spill which released millions of gallons of toxic waste near the tribe’s territory.

Dec 06 14:53

Time Urges 65 Million Americans Who Voted For Hillary Not To Pay Taxes

Under the twisted premise of losing the popular vote and "no taxation without representation", TIME's Mark Weston proclaims that the approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge "we won’t pay taxes to the federal government... until democracy is restored."

Because, It's just not fair?

Dec 06 14:52

Bill requiring Stein to cover all recount costs approved by House committee

Jill Stein could be on the hook for millions of dollars to cover the cost of a Michigan election recount if a Republican-sponsored bill is enacted into law.

HB 6097 would require candidates more than 5 percent of the vote behind the winner to pay the entire actual cost of a statewide recount, and it would be retroactive to the beginning of 2016.

It would only apply to statewide and federal offices.

House Elections Committee Chair Lisa Lyons, R-Alto, introduced the bill last week and it passed out of that committee on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Dec 06 14:44

Study Proving Vaccines Cause Autism Banned From Internet

A peer-reviewed scientific study that proved vaccinated children are three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological disorders and health problems has been unpublished and pulled from the internet after receiving heavy criticism from the vaccine industry and mainstream media.



Dec 06 14:40

Hillary Clinton Loses 32,423 Votes in Day 5 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Wisconsin Day 5 Recount Update 32,423 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 28,830 vote net increase for Donald Trump.

Dec 06 14:32

White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America.

Dec 06 14:26

WARNING: Google’s War Against “Truth” & “Fake” News!

Warning to woo-woo! Google aiming at Alt-right has hit woo-woo square in jaw!

Dec 06 14:23

Fake News About “Fake News”: The Media Performance Pyramid

In the wake of Brexit and Trump, “mainstream” media have done the formerly unthinkable by focusing on media bias. The intensity of focus has been such that the Oxford Dictionaries have announced that ‘post-truth’ is their ‘Word of the Year 2016’.



Dec 06 14:06

ABC NEWS Breaking: Trump Announces SoftBank to Invest $50 Billion, create 50,000 American Jobs! The Mainstream Media is going to have a STROKE over this!

Trump went in front of the Tower Press poll just minutes ago, and announced this.

Not even President yet, and already creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Dec 06 13:50

Chemicals & Gas Cylinders In Schools: Following Bomb Disposal Units In Eastern Aleppo

Syrian government forces are retaking neighbourhood after neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo.



Dec 06 13:49

Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

Last month, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill bringing back the firing squad as a method of execution. The state abandoned firing squads in 2004 but now, it has returned as the backup option — partly because of a shortage of lethal injection drugs, the state's default execution method.

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The above is satire.

Dec 06 13:48

It Begins: Police Say ‘Conspiracy Theory’ About Clinton Child Sex Ring Made Man Shoot Up Pizza Shop

On Sunday, Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, walked through the door of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington D.C., and fired his AR-15. Thankfully, no one was hurt and Welch was arrested without incident and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

An employee managed to escape after Welch pointed the rifle at them and then called police.

Dec 06 13:38

US-backed ‘Moderate Rebels’ Target Russian Humanitarian Field Hospital, Killing 2 Nurses and Injuring Others

The liberation of East Aleppo from “rebel” terrorist forces has triggered a desperate reaction by US and EU officials, along with their western media outlets – now going into propaganda overdrive, publishing an array of false accusations designed to marginalize both Moscow and Damascus. US Coalition officials are demanding a ceasefire – not to help humanitarian efforts, but to gove their “armed oppostion rebels” (terrorists) a chance to recover and re-arm. This obfuscation by western politicians and media is also designed to defect attention from atrocities being carried by against innocent residents by US Coalition-backed “rebel” militants…

Dec 06 13:30

This Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: “Shutting Down Extremist Content”

There have been murmurs about it all along.

Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.

So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media.

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Dec 06 13:30

“Beaten and Treated Like A Slave”: Cops Assault Innocent Man Who Fit Vague Description… Also A Cop

In this bizarre but telling case, police were ready to take down and punish their suspected culprit before even matching a good description. The man taken under arrest and beaten while shopping at the grocery store, who turned out to be a police officer, fit a vague description for a black male suspect in the area.

Ignoring his attempts to clarify the situation and identify himself as a fellow officer, he instead found out what is like to have the shoe on the other foot and suffer the kind of police encounter that everyone know dreads – all force and no due process at all. Police state rising…

Dec 06 13:17

Michigan Recount: Over 1/2 of Hillary Clinton's Detroit Vote Faces Disqualification

Michigan officials say they can not reconcile vote counts in 610 of 1,680 precincts, or 59% of the precincts, in Michigan’s largest county , Wayne County, which Hillary won by a margin of 2 to 1 over Donald Trump because the original vote counts in the poll books do not match the number of votes in the machine printout reports.

Specifically, the number of votes recorded by the voting machines were higher than the number of voters that were logged into to vote in these precincts.

Dec 06 13:06

I Know You Are, But What Am I? Alleged Fake News Source Threatens WaPo With Lawsuit

The Washington Post’s reporting of so-called Russian propaganda “fake news” sites has received public scrutiny, but a court of law could be next. Naked Capitalism, a finance and economics site that made the blacklist, is ready to fight to show its validity.



Dec 06 13:05

Shape up or ship out! Austerity devastated Greece given eurozone ULTIMATUM

....said during the same day of the Italian vote... LOL

the irony can't even get more ironic.

Dec 06 13:04

Will FED initiate a (mini)crisis?

Historically we see that central banks kept interest rates very low not to prevent economies from apathy but to create speculative bubbles and crashes that follow them. The control over economic cycles exercised with money supply and interest rates made it possible to transfer wealth out of the middle class to the financial sector.

Dec 06 13:02

Alaska Airlines cancels dozens of flights from Sea-Tac, blaming winter weather

Citing winter weather, Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 more flights scheduled to depart Tuesday morning from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 13:01

Red Cross Poll Shows Alarming US Tolerance for War Crimes

The most recent version of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) “People on War” poll has shown an alarming shift in attitudes, particularly among the populations of the five permanent UN Security Council members, toward accepting war crimes as just “part of war.” No nation saw a bigger shift, however, than the United States.

Dec 06 13:00

Trump announces that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S., create 50K new jobs.

Dec 06 12:58

Jill Stein tries to kick non-sympathetic judges off Michigan recount case.

Dec 06 12:53

Declining Washington Post Desperately Attacks More Popular News Site

There’s something interesting about the Washington Post falsely smeared 200 news sites as being “Russian propaganda”.

Specifically, the Post actually attacked a more popular news source …

Dec 06 12:50

Ron Paul: Trump's Promised 'New Foreign Policy' Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

During his 'thank you' tour in the midwest, Trump had this to say: "We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments. In our dealings with other countries we will seek shared interests wherever possible..."
If this is really to be President Trump's foreign policy, it would be a welcome change from the destructive path pursued by the two previous administrations. Such a foreign policy would go a long way toward making us safer and more prosperous, as we would greatly reduce the possibility of a 'blowback' attack from abroad, and we would save untold billions with a foreign policy of restraint.

Dec 06 12:50

Mismatched numbers in metro Detroit mean precincts can't be recounted

A single missing ballot was enough to scuttle the recount of Rochester Hills precinct 11.

The computerized poll book listed the names of 848 voters who cast ballots there, but the ballot box contained just 847 ballots. So where is the other ballot? The poll workers' notes offered no explanation.

"It didn't match on the canvass and it doesn't match now," said Joe Rozell, Oakland County's director of elections. "This precinct is not recountable."

Under Michigan law, a precinct can't be recounted if the poll book and ballot box numbers don't match, unless there is a valid explanation. In such cases, the results from the original election night tally stand.

Dec 06 12:46

Massive Oil Spill ‘The Size of Seven Football Fields” Found In North Dakota

Farmer Steve Jensen stated that he smelled the crude oil a few days before his combines were covered in it. The oil was “spewing and bubbling six inches high,” he said in an interview with CBS News. The Tesoro Corp’s underground pipeline spilled 20,600 barrels of oil under the farmland. It was four times the size of a pipeline that burst in March of 2013 that forced the evacuation of more than 20 homes in Arkansas.

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Now you know why the Dakota Sioux are worried!

Dec 06 12:44

Remove “Ads by AdsKeeper” adware (Virus Removal Guide)

If your web browser is randomly being redirected to the “Ads by AdsKeeper” advertisements then your computer is infected with an adware program.

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One of my advertisers (and I will delete them when I figure out which one) is planting this adware on my readers. Repair instructions are here.

Dec 06 12:29

The elite's desperate bid to stop a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump has already lost one of his electoral votes, and there are indications that a number of additional electors may be prepared to abandon him. Prior to the election, I warned my readers that we would not officially know who the next president would be until December 19th. On that Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College will gather in their state capitals in all 50 states to formally elect the next president.

Dec 06 12:19

Time is finally running out for the oligarchs

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news. Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 06 11:58

Pentagon Officials Continue to Hype Russia as ‘Threat’ to US

The Reagan National Defense Forum this weekend was a great new chance for top Pentagon officials to prattle on about their favorite subject when trying to justify increases in US military spending: the “threat” posed by Russia and its much smaller military.

From Air Force Secretary Deborah James on down, officials were uniform in insisting Russia is the “number one threat to the United States,” and were all quick to mention Russia’s increase in arms spending as proof they are a growing threat. James went on to declare Russia an “existential threat” to the US.

The few percent increase in Russia’s arms sales was punctuated with talk of a US decline in sales, though in practice the US arms industry is more than half of the planet’s overall arms sales, while Russia is a comparatively small player for whom a few juicy export deals could amount to a big percentage increase.

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A memo to General Joe Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: you are expecting Americans to swallow this codswallop, yet offer no reasonable explanation whatsoever as to why they should.

So could someone from the Pentagon please explain to me, in rational, provable detail, why the US military believes this to be true?!?

And General, while we are on the subject of war (to which such demonizing of Russia will most probably lead), the American military has a real problem.

That problem, Sir, is its weaponry. Yes, the US government spends vast sums for it. But unfortunately, unlike Russia and China, it doesn't get what it has paid for.

And by the time these weapons get to our military in the field, many times they are obsolete; absolutely do not work as promised; and are hideously over budget.

May I politely remind you of the debacle, and total embarrassment, which has been the F-35, to date?!?

Rainstorm Shuts Down F-35 Demo on First Day of Farnborough

Controversial $400bn F-35 fighter jet now has computer 'brain' problem which could see entire fleet grounded

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3552155/Controversial-F-3...

PENTAGON: F-35 WON’T HAVE A CHANCE IN REAL COMBAT

RAND CORP: F35 CAN’T TURN, CAN’T CLIMB, CAN’T RUN

F-35 pilots can’t train properly because the fighter is too stealthy

The F-35: Still Failing to Impress

Pentagon weapons tester: F-35 fighter jet has 'significant' problems

Sir, are all of the headlines I have listed above "fake news"?!? Or is the overwhelming truth here that there are still, as of 6 December, 2016, huge problems with this aircraft which desperately need to be resolved?!?

I am thinking that your honest answer would have to be "Yes, there are huge problems with this aircraft which desperately need to be resolved."

But General, it's not just the F-35 with problems, and that is the point. There are, most likely, other weapons systems with intense problems, like the Navy's littoral combat ship, which had its third breakdown in July of this year:

For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems. The latest victim is the USS Freedom, which had seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion systems on July 11, according to a Navy press release. The Navy said seawater entered the engine oil lube system through a leak in a seawater pump's mechanical seal. The leak occurred when the Freedom was participating in the 26-nation Rim of the Pacific exercises, the Navy said. The ship returned to its San Diego home port for seawater decontamination on July 13 and then returned to the exercises under power of its gas turbine engines, rather than the main diesel propulsion systems, the Navy said.

Simply put, General, the US military is SO NOT ready for a war against Russia, because of the issues I have just articulated; or is this Russophobic, "Pentagon-Speak" simply the "excuse" you are using to fatten military coffers, and Russia really has nothing whatsoever to do with any real, tangible "threat"?!?

Dec 06 11:49

Activists In Dakota & NY Celebrate As DAPL To Be Diverted From Lake Oahe

Following the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to deny permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, water protesters and supporters are celebrating.

Dec 06 11:48

US Judge Declares Mistrial In Police Killing Of Black Man

A judge in the US state of South Carolina has declared a mistrial in the prosecution of a white former police officer who shot dead an unarmed African American man last year, sparking weeks of protest.

The shooting of Walter Scott took place in April 2015, when Michael Slager shot Scott eight times in the back while he was running away following a routine traffic stop in the city of North Charleston.

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:37

Nigel Farage belittles mainstream media at their own conference

This needs to be shown to every modern journalist in the West

Edward R. Murrow would be proud!

Dec 06 11:28

VIDEO: Students want 'sanctuary' from student loans, final exams

Students at George Washington University, site of a recent walkout to demand a "sanctuary campus" to protect illegal immigrant students, say they favor defiance of other federal laws, too.

Dec 06 11:27

Fake News Versus No News

How Russia is pilloried while real news about Israel goes unreported.
The drama surrounding allegations that the internet is awash with “fake news” is being promoted by the so-called mainstream media which certainly has a lot to answer for when it comes to producing material that does not pass the smell test.

Dec 06 11:24

A Call To Develop Alternative Social Media and Search Engine Platform Competitors (That Aren’t Evil)

The successful election of President-Elect Donald Trump has proven this great and voracious demand from the People, all over the world.
It appears that the major search engine and social media platforms have either succumbed to (or are in the process of succumbing) to the awesome monetary and political power of the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, in that they are either on their own, or under the pressure of others, engaging in a massive, wholesale, frontal attack on freedom of speech, censorship of views/opinions that they don’t like, terminating accounts of those that the Deep State deem to be antithetical to their interests, and overall, undermining democracy, freedom of speech and expression, competition, and undercutting legitimate debate and discourse.

Dec 06 11:21

Website Raising Money To Fund Assassinations Of Trump, Pence Uncovered On "Dark Web"

A website hosted on the Dark Web claims to be asking for Bitcoin donations and "expert advice" to help fund the assassinations of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

According to CSO, which first uncovered the "murder-for-hire" site, the darknet portal went live last week and calls for assistance to fund an assassination attempt against Trump, and features an image of the president-elect in crosshairs. The website is located on the Dark Web, and can be accessed only using the Tor browser, which masks IP addresses.

Dec 06 11:21

Did The US-Led Coalition Give The Coordinates Of A Russian Aleppo Hospital To Al-Qaeda For A Missile Attack

This is becoming a familiar pattern. Every time Lavrov and Kerry appear to be making some sort of progress on ending hostilities in Syria, an unwarranted, and oddly timed attack on forces sided with the Syrian government occur.

RT reported today that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo…

A female Russian medical specialist has been killed and two more medics have been injured in a militant shelling of a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added.

Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo’s eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.

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I don't believe in "coincidence" anymore; it appears to me that this strike was deliberately timed to throw off negotiations between Kerry and Lavrov yet one more time, because the US doesn't want the war against Al Assad to end.

Dec 06 11:20

Judicial Watch Asks Court To Unseal Videos Of Depositions In Hillary Clinton Email Case

The conservative watchdog site, Judicial Watch, today announced it filed a motion seeking to unseal the audiovisual recordings of the depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials.

The depositions come in connection with a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch argues that “even though the election is over, the news media and the public continue to monitor and follow the proceedings in this case.” A coalition of 19 news media organizations is already on record with the Court supporting public access to the videos.

Dec 06 11:18

‘Poroshenko fuels war & corruption with IMF money’ – fugitive Ukrainian MP to RT

Petro Poroshenko holds sway in Ukraine by channeling western financial aid into war and bribery, while making big money with a close circle of loyal oligarchs, fugitive Ukrainian MP Aleksandr Onishchenko told RT in an exclusive interview.

Aleksandr Onishchenko, a former MP in Ukraine’s parliament, a billionaire oligarch and professional Olympic showjumper, fled the country this summer a week before being stripped of parliamentary immunity due to an investigation into an alleged gas fraud scheme.

He said that the case against him is a setup and the Ukrainian government tried to frame him to cover up a large-scale bribery scheme linked directly to President Poroshenko.

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Should these charges prove to be true, they would not surprise me much; around the world, government, coupled with corruption, is usually how things get done, and this very much includes the US government.

In the US, we are now looking at a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations; We the People have become....irrelevant.

Dec 06 11:17

LAME DUCK: SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES MASSIVE INSULT TO OBAMA

The Conservative Tribune reports, On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to renew sanctions on Iran, indicating it remained opposed to President Barack Obama’s concessions to Tehran in the final weeks before he leaves office.

Dec 06 11:15

Trump, Trump, Trump, Clinton and Bush. Michael Rivero - December 5, 2016

Dec 06 11:13

Fierce Clashes In Aleppo After Syrian Army Frees Several Districts In East Of City

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claims its troops have recaptured the Karm al-Myasser and Karm al-Tahan neighborhoods of Aleppo as well as the al-Jazmati Roundabout and al-Halwania Roundabout, reaching the Hanano Road in the eastern part of the city.

Dec 06 11:08

Israeli man knocks over Netanyahu's Statue at Rabin Square !

Dec 06 11:07

Big Win for Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. June 16, 2016. In a unanimous ruling issued today, the United States Supreme Court upheld a whistleblower’s claim in Universal Health Services v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar. The Court, in an opinion by Justice Thomas, affirmed the “implied certification theory” of liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). This theory permits contractors to be liable for fraud when they fail to disclose material non-compliance with regulatory requirements.

Following the death of 17-year-old Yarushka Rivera resulting from a reaction to a medication she had been prescribed by Arbour Counseling Services, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Rivera’s family learned that the “doctors” who had treated Rivera were in fact unlicensed.

Dec 06 11:02

America’s Math Scores Are Getting Worse

When it comes to literacy in math, science and reading, American teens are far from top performers, according to new results from an international exam released Tuesday.

American teens posted uninspiring results on the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment, a test taken by a sample of 15-year-olds in 70 education systems around the world. Students’ scores in reading and science remained largely stagnant since the last time the test was administered in 2012, but scores in math dropped to lows not seen since 2006. The PISA exam is administered every three years.

The United States posted average scores in reading and science compared to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental group of 35 mostly industrialized nations. On math, the United States scored below average, with scores of both top- and low-performing students declining.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Common Core American curriculum is actually working, why are American kids' math scores declining?!?

The short answer, with regard to Common Core, is that it is not working, and America's kids' test scores are suffering because of it.

Dec 06 11:02

Top Republican senator pushing to suspend aid to Palestinian Authority, Egypt

A longtime and vocal supporter of Israel, former US presidential candidate Graham told the Post that as chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Operations Subcommittee, he will work to cut US aid to the PA for continuing to pay stipends to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists and to Egypt for its recent legislative crackdown on NGOs.

Dec 06 11:01

Bernie Camp Threatens To Sue Project Veritas After Video Revealed "Egregious Violation Of Campaign Finance Law"

The former deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders, Richard Pelletier, has sent a letter to Project Veritas threatening a lawsuit over his recording of a phone call, which Pelletier claims violated Nevada wiretapping laws. The phone call was related to the following undercover video published by Project Veritas back in February, potentially revealing that the Bernie campaign violated campaign finance laws by funding members of the Australian Labor Party to "deface and/or destroy campaign materials and signs of Sanders’ opponents — on both sides of the political aisle."

In response to the lawsuit threat, Project Veritas Assistant Communications Director, Luara Loomer, told Sputnik News simply that they too would be "pursuing justice" after "The Bernie Sanders campaign committed an egregious violation of campaign finance law."

Dec 06 10:56

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies’ Once-Secret Log On Jail Informants Reveals Rampant Misconduct

An Orange County Superior Court judge released a trove of notes from a once-secret document kept by sheriff’s deputies detailing their involvement in a tainted informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants for years. The behavior of prosecutors and members of law enforcement described in the log raises significant questions about decades’ worth of criminal convictions in Orange County.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad these notes, even though heavily redacted, have finally seen the light of day.

This kind of behaviour on the part these deputies was unconstitutional, illegal, and completely immoral.

Practices like this are making an already broken prison system in this country even more broken than they were before, and guarantees the stupidly high rate of recidivism we see when convicts are released, and attempt to integrate with the rest of society.

Even if you are not a Michael Moore fan, his film "Where to invade next?" has a segment on a Swedish prison. The rooms in which they stay are clean and inviting,; and the sole focus of their incarceration is rehabilitation.

As reported at mik.com last year:

The darkest manifestation of American exceptionalism may be its prison system. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world: It has only 5% of the world's population, but one-quarter of its prisoners. U.S. prisons are dangerously overcrowded, house 10 times as many mentally ill individuals as state hospitals, keep people locked up for unfathomably long periods of time, are plagued by inmate abuse and hold a far greater percentage of the country's black population than South Africa did under apartheid. Nearly two-thirds of the inmates released every year return to prison; crippling discrimination in employment and housing encumbers the ones who manage to function. This is all to say that if you are convicted of an imprisonable crime in the U.S., you generally get shown little mercy. In Nordic countries like Sweden, which have far lower incarceration and crime rates, prison is about rehabilitation. And it works far more effectively. Sweden's prison system boasts impressive numbers. As the Guardian notes, in the past decade, the number of Swedish prisoners has dropped from 5,722 to 4,500 out of a population of 9.5 million. The country has closed a number of prisons, and the recidivism rate is around 40%, which is far less than in the U.S. and most European countries.

Dec 06 10:54

HR 6393 Will Put the Alt Media in Prison for Criticizing the Government

Do you remember when George Bush, in responding to criticisms of the destruction of the 4th Amendment because of his support of Patriot Bills One and Two, said “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”.

We have an update on that draconian philosophy and it goes like this, “Either you are with us, or you are with the Russians”.

HR 6393 will ultimately jail members of the Independent Media for speaking out against government corruption. You will be branded as a Russian ally, a traitor. Conceivably, you could be jailed under the Trading with the Enemies Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There has to be a formal declaration of war before the Trading with the Enemies Act comes into play.

Dec 06 10:53

Fearing abandonment by Trump, CIA-backed rebels in Syria mull alternatives

Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about "retire with honor?"

Dec 06 10:50

Jill Stein 'handed Donald Trump the presidency' by splitting support for Hillary Clinton

The total number of votes for the Green Party has exceeded Donald Trump’s narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in several US states, leading some commentators to suggest Jill Stein handed the Republican candidate the presidency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Benghazi , voter fraud , secret private server with classified material , Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, Hiring Cronies, And taking bribes from foreign countries , Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it Declared Bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese , Arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House , Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, Shady Commodity Deals , Funding of neoNazis in the Ukraine that led to the toppling of the democratically elected president and to the biggest crisis that country has had since WWII , Turning Libya into chaos , Mastermind of the so-called “Arab Spring” that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa , Leaving four Americans to die in Benghazi , Encouraging and supporting the murders of Palestinians and the destruction of their homes, towns and villages by Israel , The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to US lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the "moderate" terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like she did with Libya? , Creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII , Leaving Iraq in chaos , DOJ spying on the press , HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives , Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 Months Later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it , NSA monitoring citizens , State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct , Hillary, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress , Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet , Stealing the White House furniture, silverware, when Bill left Office, etc. had absolutely nothing to do with Hillary's losing the election despite massive election fraud during the primaries and the general election!

Dec 06 10:46

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel: “The Best Way to Help Israel”

A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.”

In an indication of her murderous and psychopathic nature, Clinton also wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.

In the email, released by Wikileaks, then Secretary of State Clinton says that the “best way to help Israel” is to “use force” in Syria to overthrow the government.

Dec 06 10:44

Pentagon Chief: U.S. Must Stay In Iraq After ISIS Defeat

The US Secretary of Defense has said that the American military forces and its coalition allies need to stay in Iraq, even after the terrorist group ISIS has been defeated.

Dec 06 10:40

These talking toys can tell a defense contractor everything your kid says

you’re thinking of buying a talking toy for your child this Christmas, you’re really going to want to make sure to read the terms of service.

As Consumerist reports, several consumer groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against the makers of two talking children’s toys: The My Friend Cayla doll and the i-Que Intelligent Robot.

The problem with these toys, the complaint alleges, is that their terms of service allow them to record everything they hear and then send that information back to Nuance Communications, a voice recognition software company that supplies the underlying technology behind the toys, but that also does work as a defense contractor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Retailers with any sense of honesty and morality should pull these toys off the shelves right the heck now.

What these toys are doing are grooming kids, and their parents, to accept massive, Orwellian surveillance inside their homes from the day they are born to the day they die.

Dec 06 10:39

PEARL HARBOR - MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES

"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944

President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -

denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI)

on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on

having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.

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Dec 06 10:38

The Bones of Station H

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Dec 06 10:38

WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Sinister Relations Between Erdogan And ISIS

Accusations and allegations that the Turkish government - and, specifically, members of Erdogan's family- has an active role in the oil smuggling from areas that are controlled by the “Islamic State”, were some of the most important subjects that were breached but never confirmed in 2015. Today, the leaking of all the emails from the Turkish energy minister by Wikileaks confirms these allegations.

Dec 06 10:37

BEX ALERT - Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media manufactured this Pizzagate hoax and are using it to try to discredit the entire independent media.

Dec 06 10:36

Trade Deficit Grows More Than Expected As Stronger Dollar Pressures Exports

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in October 2016 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rising from $36.2 billion in September (revised lower from $36.4 billion) to $42.6 billion in October, higher than the $41.8BN consensus estimate, as exports decreased and imports increased which was to be expected following the recent surge in the US Dollar.

Dec 06 10:29

THE DEEPENING OF THE DEEP STATE

Pretty obviously, the struggle between mainstream news and Web news climaxed over the election, with the mainstream overwhelmingly pimping for Hillary, and then having a nervous breakdown when she lost. Desperate to explain the loss, the two leading old-line newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, ran with the Russia-Hacks-Election story — because only Satanic intervention could explain the fall of Ms. It’s-My-Turn / I’m-With-Her. Thus, the story went, Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC), gave the hacked emails to Wikileaks, and sabotaged not only Hillary herself but the livelihoods of every myrmidon in the American Deep State termite mound, an unforgivable act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just as have Chinese bloggers found ways around the "Great Firewall of China", so will American bloggers find their way around shutdowns and interruptions.

Such actions will be time-eaters, and annoyances, but that is all.

Considering the 3 NSA challenges which featured encryption Mike created and put up on the site, and the reality that that the NSA proved unable to solve them, getting around their strictures shouldn't be too difficult a feat.

And to the lamestream presstitutes who obligatorily vomit whatever narrative the government tells them to; the American people will never forget the lies which sent our brave military service members into two completely unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, ultimately for private profit.

Dec 06 10:26

This Standing Rock Map That Shows Where The Pipeline Would Be Puts The Impact In Context

Carl Stack, a cartographer and contributor to the Huffington Post, recently published an article featuring a map he created, illustrating the proposed pipeline's route. The map, which can be viewed here, puts the location of the proposed pipeline in context with the locations of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation, majority white communities from neighboring cities, a previously proposed route for the pipeline, and land under a 1851 treaty which is cited to by tribes who oppose the pipeline and argue that they are the landowners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The map (a larger version can be found HERE) shows the original path for the pipeline passed outside the Sioux lands, but close to the city of Bismarck, a mostly white community. But due to concerns that the pipeline might contaminate the water supply for Bismarck, the pipeline was re-routed into the Sioux lands, where it only risks the Native Americans' water supply.

Now you understand why they are so upset!

Dec 06 10:24

Washington Post Won’t Retract McCarthyistic Smear

We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” — the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage on Nov. 24. The project of smearing 200 websites with one broad brush wouldn’t have gotten far without the avid complicity of high-profile media outlets, starting with the Post.

Dec 06 10:24

Brexit Legal Challenge: Theresa May Appeals Article 50 Ruling In Supreme Court

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government launched its Supreme Court appeal on Monday to overturn an earlier High Court ruling, which stated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty could only be triggered with the input of Parliament.

Dec 06 10:22

Here’s Why America’s ‘Rust Belt’ Voted for Trump… Industrial Recession

“So it’s not a debate as to why those people voted for Trump. “They’re in recession and they’re hoping that he can get the Rust Belt states out of recession,” McCullough says.

Dec 06 10:22

WHY TURKEY IS SEEKING CLOSE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA?

The sudden thaw in Turkey’s relations with Russia and latent hostility towards America is partly due to the fact that Erdogan holds the US-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, responsible for the July coup plot and suspects that the latter had received tacit support from certain quarters in the US; but more importantly Turkey also feels betrayed by the duplicitous American policy in Syria and Iraq, and that’s why it is now seeking closer cooperation with Russia in the region. In order to elaborate American duplicity in Syria, let us settle on one issue first: there were two parties to the Syrian civil war initially, the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition; which party did the US support since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in August 2011 to June 2014, when the Islamic State overran Mosul in Iraq?

Dec 06 10:20

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

Dec 06 10:19

Trump sends Boeing shares plunging after 'cancelling' Air Force One order

AEROSPACE giant Boeing saw its shares plunge in pre-market trading on Tuesday, after President-elect Donald Trump threatened to cancel an order for a new Air Force One airplane from the company amid a row over costs.

Mr Trump said the manufacturing firm has quoted more than $4billion to build a brand new plane, which would be used by future presidents' travel.

The incoming leader said the costs were out of control and that he would cancel the order.

Stock in the firm subsequently fell by more than one per cent ahead of market opening in the US.

The president elect took to twitter to write: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!"

Dec 06 10:17

Lawyers: New court software is so awful it’s getting people wrongly arrested

Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case management software that runs on the computers of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of court clerks and judges in county courthouses across the US. (Federal courts use an entirely different system.)

Typically, when a judge makes a ruling—for example, issuing or rescinding a warrant—those words said by a judge in court are entered into Odyssey. That information is then relied upon by law enforcement officers to coordinate arrests and releases and to issue court summons. (Most other courts, even if they don’t use Odyssey, use a similar software system from another vendor.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This company deserves to be sued out of existence for the damage it has done.

Dec 06 10:14

EU ON THE BRINK: Eurozone economy growth just 0.3% in Q3 as foreign trade hits the bloc

EUROPE'S economy grew by just 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of the year, as foreign trade turned against the bloc, it was confirmed today.

Dec 06 10:13

How the “Truth” Is Measured on a Sliding Scale

Whether you’re talking about science or journalism, the “truth” can be a subjective thing.

Here's your analogy of the day.

Let’s take scientific research, as an example.

The world of “scientific studies” can be a minefield of misinformation.

I’ve said for ages that you can find a study to “prove” (or disprove) virtually any hypothesis.

Dec 06 10:10

Apple Watch sales go over a cliff: Down 2.8 meellion per quarter in a year

Apple's Watch range sold 1.1m units in 2016's third quarter, a stunning 2.9m fewer than the same quarter in 2015.

The dip means Apple's share of the wearables market dipped from 17.5 per cent to 4.9 per cent in a year, representing -71 per cent growth according to abacus-twirler IDC's new Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

Dec 06 10:10

PENTAGON’S BIZARRE FUTURE PLANS: MEGACITIES AND URBAN WARFARE

Megacities, climate change, living habitats, dysfunctional social functions and the “remaining 1% represents the threat of 100,000,” are the context of a pentagon sponsored video revealed by The Intercept. The narrator speaks of environments not yet experienced in city landscapes but that are inevitable, with the military requiring an adaptation of urban warfare and a willingness to “drain the swamp of non-combatants” to engage in a “high intensity conflict” with the remaining “adversaries” within.

“Social structures are dysfunctional,” and therefore, alternate forms of governance have taken control, according to the narrator. The military must adapt to the new ways of war and must work within these “ecosystems” with minimal disruption to the non-combatant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have just finished watching this video; and although the footage used was from countries other than the US, I had to wonder...is the US military leadership predicting such an horrifically dark, dystopian future for the United States as well?!?

If there was ever an advert for moving to the most lovely,isolated rural place you can find; growing your own food; and living off the grid, this film is it!!

Dec 06 10:09

Capitalist Culture

Capitalism, adopted as part of a consistent program to institutionalize private property, is not a “value-free” social arrangement. Adoption of such a program would immediately signify the elimination of public goods, which alone would create a culture radically unlike anything that has ever come before it. What will this new culture be like? Before its adoption, proponents of this new society are obligated to describe what’s in store.

Dec 06 10:07

The Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

The freshly passed Investigatory Powers Act, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, is a dog's dinner of a law. It gives virtually unrestricted powers not only to State spy organisations but also to the police and a host of other government agencies.

The operation of the oversight and accountability mechanisms in the IPA are all kept firmly out of sight – and, so its authors hope, out of mind – of the public. It is up to the State to volunteer the truth to its victims if the State thinks it has abused its secret powers. "Marking your own homework" is a phrase which does not fully capture this.

However, despite the establishment of a parallel system of secret justice, the IPA's tentacles also enshrine parallel construction into law. That is, the practice where prosecutors lie about the origins of evidence to judges and juries – thereby depriving the defendant of a fair trial because he cannot review or question the truth of the evidence against him.

Dec 06 09:55

The November's Jobs Report Isn't As Positive As You Think

According to the reports for November 2016, the unemployment rate plunged to its lowest level in the post-recession era, as the labor market created 178,000 new jobs. How impressive? Not so fast!

Dec 06 09:51

German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base, Die Linke MP tells RT

After years of denial, Berlin has acknowledged that the US Air Force is using Ramstein Air Base in Germany to carry out drone attacks in anti-terrorist operations, Die Linke (the Left) MP Andrej Hunko told RT.

Dec 06 09:51

'Footloose' Comes To Brussels - Europe Unleashes "Dance Tax"

"Everybody cut loose".. but be prepared to pay for it in Europe. As Martin Armstrong notes, if you dance in a bar in Brussels, you must pay a tax!

The patrons of Bonnefooi, a cafe in the center of Brussels, last week received a visit from a City inspector.

The inspector asked them to pay the “tax dance.” Yes you read correctly. Brussels has a “dancing tax” written in the 50´s and as the government needs money, they have “revitalized” this tax since 2014.

For every customer who dances in a bar the owner has to pay €0.40 per night. They sent incognito civil servants to uphold this law.

Dec 06 09:50

UK Activists Rally Outside Parliament Urging Speedup Of Brexit

Pro-Brexit campaigners gathered outside the British Parliament – demanding a speed-up in the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Dec 06 09:48

Trump Calls on Defense Department to Cancel Boeing’s Air Force One Contract

The plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program and I think it’s ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money.

Dec 06 09:47

Joe Biden Plans to Run for President in 2020

President-elect Donald J. Trump was elected less than one month ago and outgoing Vice President Joe Biden has already revealed his likely political plans for 2020.

Speaking to reporters, Biden revealed that he’s “going to run in 2020. So, uh, what the hell, man.”

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Stay out of small planes, Joe. Hillary wants that slot!

Dec 06 09:47

THE US SEEKS TO FREE ITS OFFICERS FROM THE DEATH-TRAP IN ALEPPO CITY?

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made suggestions to Russia, which would ensure the withdrawal of “opposition forces” from eastern Aleppo.

But why does Kerry desire this?

Is this just a ploy intended to buy time for the militants to regroup and resupply?

Or is the Obama administration stalling for time to extricate US mercenaries and special service members from the Aleppo pocket?

Dec 06 09:46

Syria army closes in on key Aleppo district

Syrian regime forces were on the verge Tuesday of seizing a major rebel district of Aleppo as Moscow and Washington traded barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the battle-worn city.

After retaking control of about two-thirds of east Aleppo in recent days, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad were advancing Tuesday in the large residential district of Shaar.

Dec 06 09:45

Leaked Files Show U.S. Armed And Trained Both Sides of War in Yemen

Promptly after the release of more than 500 documents from the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, WikiLeaks explained why this particular leak matters.

“The war in Yemen has produced 3.15 million internally displaced persons,” a statement said. “Although the United States government has provided most of the bombs and is deeply involved in the conduct of the war itself,” the organization argues, western news organizations are failing to do their job by seldom informing the public of America’s involvement.

The documents were produced and exchanged during Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, as well as during the first two years of John Kerry’s tenure, ending just as the Yemen war broke out.

Because Yemen controls an area of the Middle East “through which 11 percent of the world’s petroleum passes each day,” WikiLeaks reported in the Yemen files opening page, Saudi Arabia’s interest in the country revolves around the Arabian Sea.

Dec 06 09:44

BREAKING USA gave coordinates of the Russian army hospital to terrorists; US has bloody hands

Dec 06 09:40

ISRAEL IS BURNING ~~ THE VIDEO

Israel is burning – a brave article by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

Dec 06 09:40

The Bribe of the Century: EU will Give Assad Money if he Allows Al Qaeda to Rule Over Parts of Syria

Instead of helping EU citizens suffering from years of austerity, poverty and misery, the EU oligarchs ruling in Brussels prefer to give EU cash on hand to Al Qaeda and ISIS Wahhabi terrorists.

Yesterday The Duran reported on EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, issuing a warning that the fall of Aleppo will not end the war in Syria.

Dec 06 09:38

A not so subtle threat from the Russian military (the “allies” better pay attention)

Dec 06 09:33

Scott Adams: The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science

I realize that science can change its mind, of course. Saying something is “true” in a scientific sense always leaves open the option of later reassessing that view if new evidence comes to light. Something can be “true” according to science while simultaneously being completely wrong. Science allows that odd situation to exist, at least temporarily, while we crawl toward truth.

So when I say I agree with the scientific consensus on climate change, I’m endorsing the scientific consensus for the same reason I endorsed Hillary Clinton for the first part of the election – as a strategy to protect myself. I endorse the scientific consensus on climate change to protect my career and reputation. To do otherwise would be dumb, at least in my situation.

Dec 06 09:33

CNN Praises ‘Diverse Viewpoints’ Of Trump’s ‘Bipartisan CEOs’

On CNN (12/2/16), anchor Carol Costello introduced a story about how Donald Trump is convening a panel of prominent CEOs to consult with on a monthly basis on issues including job growth and taxes.

Dec 06 09:22

STUDENTS DEMAND "SANCTUARY" FROM IMMIGRATION LAWS, STUDENT LOAN DEBT, AND FINALS

Students at George Washington University, site of a recent walkout to demand a "sanctuary campus" to protect illegal immigrant students, say they favor defiance of other federal laws, too.

Several students said they would like to make the campus a "sanctuary" from student loan debt, while others favored exemptions from underage drinking laws.
Some students even felt they should be given a pass on final exams due to the stress of the election, explaining that "it’s really hard to focus on your studies when there’s so much else going on.”

Students across the country are asking for their schools to be “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students, meaning university administrators would ignore federal immigration law and refuse to share information about undocumented students with immigration officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, our immigration laws are very screwed up, and need to be fixed; and an excellent education, as a means to get a good job (and defining just what those jobs will be in the 21st century), should be as important to people as is breathing.

But having said that, it is obvious that those students making these demands have never, ever had a civics course in their entire life.

Because had they taken such a course, they would understand that national laws are not a "legal buffet" from which to pick and choose; but all are to be followed, period, end of discussion.

If these students do not like these laws, particularly regarding the educational rights of illegal aliens, they should be organising to work to change those laws into laws which better reflect their perspectives in this area, and make it a national campaign.

Dec 06 09:21

Hillary Clinton Sponsored Bill to Jail Flag Burners

The last week was marked by president-elect Donald Trump’s statement that all people who burn American flag should face certain consequences.

Dec 06 09:17

California Lawmakers Bill To Fight Trump’s Deportation Plans

California lawmakers have proposed legislation to fight US President-elect Donald Trump over his campaign rhetoric against undocumented immigrants.

Republican Trump, who defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election, said he would deport illegal immigrants and build a wall along the US-Mexico border to stop them from coming into the country illegally.

Dec 06 09:11

Muslim-owned restaurant offers elderly and homeless free meals on Christmas Day so ‘no one eats alone’

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no one eats alone”.
Shish Restaurant, in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying “We are here to sit with you” on 25 December.

Dec 06 09:03

Israeli MPs advance bill to legalise West Bank outposts

Israeli MPs have given preliminary backing to a controversial bill to legalise thousands of unauthorised Jewish homes in the West Bank.

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How do you pass a law that has any binding on other peoples' land?

Dec 06 09:02

US withdraws Aleppo proposals, says no consultations yet – Lavrov

Just as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 06 09:02

Militants Shell Russian Hospital In Aleppo, 2 Paramedics Killed – Immediate Aftermath Footage

Two Russian medical specialists were killed and another injured when militants shelled a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry said

Dec 06 08:59

FBI POLICY OF MANUFACTURING TERRORISM PLOTS REAFFIRMED BY APPEALS COURT

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its policy of inducing individuals, typically Muslims, to plot acts of terrorism. The appeals court additionally backed the outcome of the notorious FBI sting operation against the Newburgh Four.
Mohamed Mohamud is a young Somali American man who was convicted of attempting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, after he was targeted in an FBI sting operation. He is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence.

His defense appealed a district court decision that affirmed his conviction. They challenged the fact that Mohamud’s “defense of entrapment” was rejected. They also challenged a district court’s decision not to suppress information collected through surveillance under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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That these FBI stings are enabled and upheld by the court, and confirmed as a perfectly normal way for the FBI to do its business ("softening up" idiots, and getting them to go along with any hairbrained scheme in order to gain a conviction) is one sick joke, and a very interesting commentary on the very concept of justice in this country.

Dec 06 08:54

LOL: Angela Merkel Calls For Burka Ban In Bid to Get Re-Elected

Angela Merkel, rather than admit her mistake and call for the deportation of the more than one million migrants she imported into Germany, is instead calling for a burka ban.

Migrant crisis = solved.

Dec 06 08:53

Tara Houska: Denying #DAPL Permit Is “Momentous Occasion,” But We Must Remain Vigilant

On Sunday, celebrations erupted at Standing Rock after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had denied the Dakota Access pipeline company a permit to build the final segment of the $3.8 billion project and would study a possible reroute of the pipeline. But what alternative routes will be considered? What will the process of an environmental impact statement look like?

Dec 06 08:50

CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Says Comment About The "Zionist-Controlled Media" Is "Offensive" and "A Deeply Troubling Statement."

A very interesting clip has surfaced in which Rep. Mike Pompeo, whom President-elect Trump has picked to head the CIA, was questioned on live TV by 'a Jewish American' caller who asked about Israel's nuclear weapons. The caller went on to mention "the Zionist-controlled media" and their false claims that Iran's former president Ahmadenajad wanted to "wipe Israel off the map."

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