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Jan 28 14:30

‘Anti-migrant’ Daily Mail trolled on Holocaust Memorial Day over ‘anti-Semitic past’

As the UK marks Holocaust Memorial Day, social media users are reminding the Daily Mail of its historical attacks on Jewish refugees fleeing pre-war Nazi Germany, highlighting the paper’s present-day attacks on migrants.

Jan 28 13:13

CNN Will Air Trump Rally Opposite Fox News Debate

CNN has announced that they will air Trump’s rally that he is holding live opposite the Fox News Debate in a bit of a shameless ratings play. The thinking here is that this might cut into Fox News ratings, but let’s be honest: the people who were only tuning in to watch Trump were not going to watch tomorrow night anyway. The fact that he will be on CNN will not really change that equation.

Jan 28 13:12

CNN: Trump Is Making Conservatives See FOX News as Too Establishment

Jan 28 11:54

The Cooptation of Satyrical Media: Hillary Clinton’s Top Financial Supporter Now Controls “The Onion”

Onion staffers may think twice before they produce more stories like Hillary Clinton Tries To Woo Voters By Rescinding Candidacy, Hillary Clinton To Nation: ‘Do Not Fuck This Up For Me,’ Hillary Clinton: The Merciless, Unrelenting March To The Presidency, or the signed Hillary Clinton editorial titled I’m Weighing Whether Or Not I Want To Go Through The Hell Of Appealing To You Idiotic, Uninformed Oafs.

Many news outlets covered Univision Communications’ purchase last week of a stake in The Onion, the world’s leading news publication. According to NPR, Univision bought a 40 percent controlling interest in the company, and also acquired the option to buy the remainder of The Onion in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One also has to wonder about Clinton's connection to Comedy Central.

A couple of nights ago, on "The Daily Show". Trevor Noah did a hit piece on Bernie Sanders, including a photoshopped image of him buck naked from the back, with a garlanded g string.

Larry Wilmore, of "The Nightly Show", also appears to have been giving his marching orders to demonise both Trump and Sanders.

But I have noticed that neither has so much as breathed one quiet sentence, unflattering to Hillary Clinton.

Interesting.

Jan 28 10:01

BEX Alert!!! - "Report: LaVoy Finicum, armed with a handgun, reached for his waistband just before he was shot "

Everyone knew that LaVoy Finicum kept a Colt .45 on his hip.

That common knowledge could help explain how the occupier in Oregon died.

In the moments before he was shot by authorities Tuesday afternoon, Finicum led a high-speed getaway attempt. He then reached for his waistband, prompting authorities to open fire, according to a CNN report.

The report, which cites anonymous law enforcement officials but has not been confirmed by The Washington Post, is corroborated by a statement from an occupier who said he was traveling with Finicum at the time of the traffic stop.

Another self-described witness disputes that, saying that authorities opened fire before the getaway chase and that Finicum had his hands up when he was shot.

(More "Damage Control" from the Zio-Washington Post)

Jan 28 09:00

NYT: Global Warming Could Be Causing Malformed Babies In Brazil

The paper notes that researchers have suggested the Zika virus, which has stoked widespread panic in pregnant women in Mexico and Brazil, is likely the result of an upsurge in the mosquito population brought on by global warming. The carrier of the disease, a mosquito called the Aedes, is believed to carry other viruses, such as Dengue and Yellow fever.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that GM versions of that exact mosquito were being released into the wild at that time is, of course, not to be considered as having anything to do with the problem.

Jan 28 08:57

This uprising is about more than knives

Inevitably, the journalists left once a massive crackdown significantly reduced the number of deadly attacks against Israelis in the city. It is an all too familiar pattern for Palestinians, who know by now that it’s only “escalation” when there are dead or wounded Israelis. Deaths, injuries, arrests and home demolitions inflicted on Palestinians by Israel are deemed business as usual, not worthy of further inquiry.

Jan 28 08:46

Is the dreaded Zika virus another giant scam?

So we now have governments warning women not to get pregnant. A new form of depopulation. Don’t get pregnant. If you do, and a mosquito bites you, you could give birth to a severely damaged child. Not only that, we have massive advisories against travel, for pregnant women. And 200,000 soldiers in Brazil, the site of the upcoming Olympics, are going door to door and distributing information about this new “plague.” Are the soldiers also telling men and women not to have sex? Who knows?

So let’s take a little side trip to Scam City and examine the science behind the Zika virus and the assertion that it is causing birth defects.

Jan 28 08:45

bex alert - Thank God for conspiracy theorists – they keep our society sharp

Those so-called “scientists” are at it again. First they tried to make us believe that men really landed on the moon. Now they’re claiming, with characteristic cheek, that any other theory is mathematically impossible.

An Oxford physicist, Dr David Grimes, has created an equation which expresses the maximum longevity of any given secret as a function of the number of people who are in on it. A plot involving 125 people might last a century, whereas one involving the 411,000 employees of Nasa would leak within three years and eight months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media must be in a panic if they are piling fake Apollo landings, flat earth, and the holocaust into one big pile! :)

Even more amazing, they are allowing comments on this one!

Jan 27 17:51

EXPOSED: FoxNews Planned an ‘Ambush’ for Donald Trump at Iowa Debate

And today it was revealed how Trump’s decision may have been brilliant in light of shocking invitations from Fox News and Google to anti-Trump activists to participate and ask questions of the candidates — including a Muslim and an illegal alien.

FoxNews and Google invited three YouTube personalities who will be allowed to address the candidates directly at the debate. Two of them appear to have been chosen by Fox and Google because of their opposition to Trump’s positions against radicals Muslims and in favor of deporting illegal aliens.

FoxNews and the RNC approved the liberal Google’s choice of these radical activist. The third, Mark Watson, is a Black activist whose position on Trump is unknown.

The network, currently reeling from Trump’s debate withdrawal, is not responding to media inquiries as to why they accepted radical leftist activists to question GOP candidates.

Jan 27 14:45

Fed hike in March? Nasdaq stumbles 2.2%, Dow off 223

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Wall Street might have had unrealistic expectations that the Fed would rule out a March rate hike or veer early from its stated hope to do four quarter-point rate hikes in 2016, says Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.

Jan 27 14:05

Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn’t win. Now they’re sounding the alarm that he might.

Jan 27 13:24

40 Years After “All the President’s Men,” Redford Plays Another Journo Challenging Power in “Truth”

Forty years ago, the legendary actor Robert Redford starred in one of the most celebrated journalism films of all time: "All The President’s Men."

Jan 27 11:53

CNN: Flint, Michigan: Did race and poverty factor into water crisis?

(*How About You Tell Us ? You're The Corporate "NEWS" Outlet !)

Jan 27 10:57

Trump boycotts debate, says Fox’s Megyn Kelly is unfair

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won't take part in Thursday's debate, claiming the Fox's Megyn Kelly isn't fair to him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kelly was hardly fair and balanced in the debates. She was in full-on attack mode right from the start as FOX wants to get Trump out of the race and move the party favorites forward; a repeat of how they treated Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012.

But FOX's hard line is going to blow up in their faces. The debate is going to be the losers, Megyn Kelly foremost among them, whining about Trump for on hour and a half. I don't intend to waste my time watching this debate and I suspect the audience numbers for the debate will be very low.

Jan 27 08:43

Moscow Snowbound, Litvinenko Poisoned, and the Syrian War - by Israel Shamir

I was contacted by Israeli Army Radio, as a Hebrew-speaking journalist in Moscow. What do I think about British justice accusing Vladimir Putin personally of Litvinenko’s murder? What do people of Moscow think of their President being a murderer? READ MORE

Jan 27 08:43

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

snip: Anyone who believes that this election will bring about any real change in how the American government does business is either incredibly naïve, woefully out-of-touch, or oblivious to the fact that as an in-depth Princeton University study shows, we now live in an oligarchy that is “of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.”

Jan 27 08:12

URGENT REMINDER: Why Donald Trump Battles The Fox News Machine…

Trump is not just taking on the construct of progressive ideology that has undermined the essence of American exceptionalism; Trump is not just exposing the immense number of faux-conservatives in media and political punditry; Trump is not just allowing us to see the scope of anti-American interest; no, he’s taking on the very selfish foundation they’ve used to sell out our country. Heck, he’s taking on all the “Decepticons” simultaneously.

Jan 27 02:23

CBC, Peter Mansbridge: Cut the crap, tell the truth or shut up.

http://letterstothebeast.com/2016/01/22/cbc-peter-mansbridge-cut-the-c...

...And however mistaken you may believe regarding my interpretation of your reporting is, I would like to remind you of two very important facts: In 1990 and 1991, Mr. Mansbridge, you told me that Iraqi soldiers were removing babies from incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals, throwing them on the floor, stealing the incubators and taking them back to Iraq. And in 2003, you told me Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction.”

Jan 26 20:47

Breaking News: Leader of Oregon occupation arrested, 1 dead after confrontation with authorities

(Reuters) - The leader of an armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was arrested on Tuesday during a confrontation in which one person was killed and another was wounded, the FBI said.

Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon after leader Ammon Bundy's arrest and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was setting up a perimeter, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

The takeover at Malheur that started Jan. 2 is the latest flare-up in the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion, a decades-old conflict over the U.S. government's control of millions acres of land in the West.

Four other people were taken into custody along with Bundy following the confrontation along Highway 395 in northeast Oregon, according to the FBI. A fifth individual was arrested by the Oregon State Police in a separate incident in Burns, Oregon.

Jan 26 18:31

Chicago Tribune Warns Voters Away From ‘Socialism’ Cliff

The Chicago Tribune (1/24/16) is not happy with the choices voters are thinking of making this year:

Democrats and Republicans usually find comparatively safe, steady options. But this year, risky and disruptive options are in vogue. The way the campaign is going, it’s easy to imagine that in 2016, voters in the sensible center will find themselves abandoned by the major parties.

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Jan 26 13:32

6 Cleveland cops fired over 2012 chase, 137-shot barrage

The Cleveland Police Department announced Tuesday that six of its officers involved in the 137-shot barrage that killed an unarmed pair after a car chase have been fired.

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Cleveland police officer found not guilty in deadly shooting

Additionally, another six officers face suspensions ranging from 21 to 30 day and a 13th officer involved in the incident will be retired early.

Jan 26 11:39

Trump Threatened To Skip The Next Debate, And Fox News Just Responded In A Way He’ll Hate

Fox was very clear in its response.

“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists—we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” Fox said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue isn't the President picking the journalists but the journalists trying to pick the President!

Jan 26 10:37

FLASHBACK - CNN's Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Jan 26 10:17

Time: '2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record'

The first month of the year isn't even over yet and as people in the Northeast are digging their way out of one of the biggest snowstorms in recorded history, Time magazine has a message for you: "2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record." Yes, they couldn't even wait for the temperature readings to be evaluated in the months to come to make that prediction. Just as much of the mainstream media have already declared 2014 and 2015 based on highly questionable evidence, they are already declaring 2016 to be even hotter based on absolutely no evidence other than pretending to read future temperatures.

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Jan 26 09:21

Hungarian Holocaust film faces backlash at home

Prize-winning Oscar nominee 'Son of Saul' sparks anti-Semitic reactions, with social media users slamming it as 'Jewish propaganda'.

Jan 26 07:21

Ms. Clinton made $3 million for ‘speeches’ to 12 ‘bail-out’ banks while ALWAYS CRIMINALLY SILENT on reneged official promises to end poverty

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: The Intercept

The big deal about Ms. Clinton is the same for all “leaders” of both US political parties:

They are War Criminals for engaging US military into armed attacks that are the Orwellian opposite of what war law prevents in crystal-clear letter and intent.
They are guilty of Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
They are criminally complicit in the destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.

Ms. Clinton acted in Orwellian opposition to her Oath-sworn job as US Secretary of State with ongoing violations of the US Constitution through US Wars of Aggression, various US War Crimes, and support of other nations’ Wars of Aggression.

Jan 26 03:14

Why Iran is a problem for the oil market

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"The Saudis hate Iran. They are geopolitical rivals. They don't want to see Iran's economy get any better and oil prices are big factors in the Iranian economy"
Former U.S. Energy Secretary and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson

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Jan 25 15:16

Trump vs. Sanders—vs. Bloomberg?

The outcome of the US presidential primaries was supposed to be Hillary Clinton, the wife of an ex-president, vs. Jeb Bush, the son and brother of other ex-presidents: both worthy but somewhat boring candidates, and both definitely members of the “establishment”. Less than a week before the first primary, the Iowa caucuses, Bush is dead in the water and even Clinton is looking vulnerable.

Jan 25 14:53

The Beeb gets tea and biscuits instead of a grilling

It seems that the spirit of deference that once sustained an empire remains alive within some of Holyrood’s committees. These pocket battleships of the Scottish parliament are deemed to be one of its most palpable successes; regularly eliciting clarity and exerting transparency from dozens of evasive, public sector executives on the gravy train. Yet, observing two of them at work in recent weeks revealed a marked difference in tone and attitude.

Jan 25 14:11

Why the public should know when ministers meet media chiefs

Today I give my annual lecture about politics and the media to my City University London post-grad students.

It is built around the undeniable reality of the nexus between politicians and journalists, overlapping elites who appear to much of the public as separate and mutually antagonistic.

Jan 25 10:46

Hillary who? WaPo’s way too busy digging up dirt on teenage Marco Rubio

Jan 25 09:21

BBC may ask over-75s to give up free TV licence

People over 75 may be asked to give up their free TV licence or make a voluntary contribution to it, under plans being considered by the BBC.

The corporation must absorb the loss of £650m worth of licences for over-75s from 2020 as part of a funding deal agreed with ministers last year.

A report on ways to appeal for voluntary contributions is due in 2016.

The BBC has refused to comment on suggestions that older celebrities might front a publicity campaign.

Jan 25 08:00

German PR Company Completely Invented Julia Tymoshenko's Jail Suffering

Jan 25 07:03

Wow: TIME-LIFE Covers "Israel Did 9/11!"

While at the checkout line the other day I saw this TIME-Life magazine titled 'Modern Day Conspiracy Theories.' The issue covered many topics, including NSA spying, whether vaccines caused autism, the Sandy Hook controversy, and many other issues. I briefly flipped through the issue and found a section on 9/11. They presented a chart describing 5 or so theories regarding 9/11. The top was that the U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and did nothing to prevent it. They last theory listed was that Israel did 9/11 to justify wars and Israel's agenda. I do not recall their exact words, but I was very shocked that such a publication would even mention this! They did not present it in a disparaging manner.

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Jan 24 13:40

Mistrust in mainstream media? Radical! – UK govt website claims

The British government has launched a new website aimed at battling what it calls "the spell of twisted ideologies". On the site, parents and teachers can find advice on how to identify signs of radicalization in youths.

Jan 24 07:58

The New X-Files Is One Long Gulp of Clinton-Era Conspiracy Theories

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Conspiracy theories have changed fundamentally as they've made their way from obscure bookstores to your extended family's Facebook posts. They've lost their mythological aspects and become more darkly existential, as well as drifted further and further toward the political right. It's no longer dreaming about hidden alien technology–it's about seeing the grieving families of shooting victims on TV and thinking they're hired actors.

The phrases "crisis actor," "creeping sharia," and "white genocide" didn't exist when the X-Files first aired, and they don't really exist for the new series either. Thanks to social media and fake news sites, we're awash in conspiracy theories—from Obama's plans for a military invasion of the American Southwest to subliminal messages about interracial sex encoded in the new Star Wars movie—that the show's creators have decided, reasonably, to ignore in favor of almost quaintly old-fashioned stuff like Roswell and gravitational warp drives. It seems like real life has finally gotten too weird for The X-Files.

Jan 24 06:39

National Review Enlists Open Border Zealots to Trash Trump

National Review’s effort to take down GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has been billed as a symposium of “conservatives against Trump.” However, that billing may be undermined by the discovery that several of the contributors National Review relied upon to pen their anti-Trump manifesto are supporters of the open borders immigration agenda, which National Review itself previously declared would bring about the end American conservatism.

Jan 24 06:06

Limbaugh: Have You Ever Seen Anything Like It? GOP Tries to Kill Both Its Front-Runners

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Let me put it this way. Forget the name is Trump. If a candidate could guaranteed fix everything that's wrong in this country the way the Republican Party thinks it's wrong, if it were a slam dunk, if it were guaranteed, that candidate will still be opposed by the Republican Party establishment. If they've never heard of him before or if he's never been in politics before, if he's not part of the structure, the infrastructure, if he hasn't paid his dues, if he's not part of the clique, they don't want him in there. It's exclusionary and it's got all kinds of people who want to get into it, who want to climb that ladder, who want to be at the top, and you just don't get there.

In many ways it's not merit based like so many other things in life are. So there is a natural enmity to outsiders, to intruders. And when an outsider or intruder gets in, gets a nose under the tent and starts making noise, then the establishment lifelong members start caucusing together to figure out how they can get rid of this intruder who might just shake everything up. When it comes time to get rid of the intruder all they know to do is what they've always done. They go to their playbook. Whatever party politics playbooks there are, they go to them.

(*Isn't The Dealey Plaza play in those books ?)

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Jan 23 22:18

Islamic State Coming to the End of the Road

The Islamic State(also known as Daesh) is the bastard child of the US’s drive to achieve regime change in Syria.To that end the US and its allies instigated an armed insurrection against the Syrian government.

Jan 23 09:54

Bernie v. Media

Major corporate media outlets in the United States are reporting on a new viability for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, based on his rise in the polls nationally and in Iowa and New Hampshire -- and possibly, though this goes largely unmentioned, based on his big new advertising purchases from major corporate media outlets. In independent progressive media as well, there's a small flood of maybe-he-can-really-win articles.

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Left unsaid: Bernie is leading in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire because Democratic voters are fed up with Hillary, and while she may never go to prison, most people feel she ought to! The revelation that her private server contained SAP classified material was a real wake-up call! The only hope Hillary has of winning is to steal the election.

Jan 23 09:05

These 22 Conservatives Just Declared ‘War’ On Donald Trump On Front Page Of Popular Magazine

A host of conservatives are trying to derail the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump through a National Review cover story that denounces Trump. The article questioned his knowledge of key issues, criticized several major Trump policies, and said Trump is not a candidate who embodies bedrock conservative principles.

The list of conservatives opposing Trump includes Glenn Beck, David Boaz, L. Brent Bozell III, Mona Charen, Ben Domenech, Erick Erickson, Steven F. Hayward, Mark Helprin, William Kristol, Yuval Levin, Dana Loesch, Andrew C. McCarthy, David M. McIntosh, Michael Medved, Edwin Meese III, Russell Moore, Michael B. Muskasey, Katie Pavlich, John Podhoretz, R. R. Reno, Thomas Sowell and Cal Thomas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest word is that the anti-Trump issue triggered a flood of cancellations for the National Review.

Good!


Jan 23 08:42

Fact Check: Was Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate investigation?

Zeifman said that Rodham wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents.

After the Nixon impeachment investigation was finished, Zeifman fired Rodham and said he refused to give her a letter of recommendation.

According to the Calabrese column as reported by TruthOrFiction.com, Zeifman said he regrets not reporting Rodham to the appropriate bar association.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting piece of propaganda that lays out the facts and quotes, then tries (unsuccessfully) to cast doubt on it all.

Jan 23 08:25

WOW National Review Has Sent Out a Letter About Cancellations in the Wake of the Trump Attack Edition

Last night, National Review published a special edition of its magazine, devoted to attacking Donald Trump. Less than 12 hours later, NR publisher Jack Fowler sent the below letter to "friends of the magazine." This is a very unusual letter. It suggests to me that cancellations to the magazine must be pouring in because of the Trump attack edition.

Jan 22 22:38

Israel’s Right-Wing Comes Out, Slurs Flying, Against US Ambassador Shapiro

While addressing Israel’s leading national security think tank on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro offered a harsh, relatively unprecedented assessment of the country’s apartheid legal system.

After the speech received media coverage in Israel, Netanyahu shot back: “The ambassador’s statements … are unacceptable and wrong.”

Jan 22 19:33

Australia’s day for secrets, flags and cowards

by John Pilger

The original Australians are the oldest human presence. To the European invaders, they did not exist because their continent had been declared terra nullius: empty land. To justify this fiction, mass murder was ordained. In 1838, the Sydney Monitor reported:"It was resolved to exterminate the whole race of blacks in that quarter."
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Jan 22 15:32

Entertainment Weekly 1-12-16… “Fox’s X-Files revival has controversial new theories”

“The most eyebrow-raising moment in the premiere is when O’Malley brings the 9/11 terrorist attacks into his conspiracy framework. “9/11 was a false flag operation,” O’Malley declares on his Truth Squad with Tad O’Malley show, echoing on Infowars theory.

Jan 22 13:42

British Parliamentarians pay Homage to Dick Cheney

On 3rd December 2015 at the United States Capitol in Washington a statue was unveiled in honour of Richard “Dick” Cheney, former vice President to George W. Bush. In line with all other past vice-presidents a marble bust will now rest alongside all other United States vice-Presidents.

Coincidentally, the previous day witnessed the British parliament, specifically the House of Commons, inadvertently honour Cheney in the debate on whether to extend the military intervention aimed at ISIS in Iraq into ISIS’s supposed heartland in Syria.

Jan 22 10:58

GOP Drops National Review From Debate Sponsorship Over Trump Attack

Republican National Committee spokesperson Allison Moore said that "debate partners can't have a predisposition towards or against any candidate."

Jan 22 06:19

Ruble Rebounds From Record Low as Oil Surge Lifts Russia Assets

The ruble jumped the most since August, rebounding from its lowest level on record, as a recovery in crude prices encouraged investors to buy assets in the world’s biggest energy exporter.

Jan 22 05:53

The Latest: State of Emergency in Pennsylvania Ahead of Snow

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Pennsylvania's governor has declared a state of emergency as an approaching winter storm targeting the Washington area and the Northeast is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on much of the southern part of the state.

Jan 22 05:05

Syria Lies Dept: 60 Minutes declares the Russian intervention a flop

Taking no chances, CBS 60 Minutes program also manages to denigrate the brave Syrian Arab Army, just about one of the most heroic forces fighting ISIL and other brutal terrorists in the Middle East.

Jan 21 23:26

Yemen: Britain and Saudi Arabia Shoulder to Shoulder in Atrocity

“British military advisers are in control rooms assisting the Saudi-led coalition staging bombing raids across Yemen that have killed thousands of civilians, the Saudi Foreign Minister and the Ministry of Defence have confirmed

Jan 21 19:35

9/11 Free Fall Radio: "Skeptic" Shermer 'The Squirmer' Tanks in Talk

Tonight at 10:00 PM EST/7:00 PM PST: In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall, host Andy Steele is joined by Dana Carson, an activist from the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance. They review a recent public exchange they had with "$keptic" Michael Shermer at a talk he recently gave in the Bay area.

Also watch from 2010 >> Joshua Blakeney and Anthony J. Hall Investigate Michael Shermer's Academic Credentials

Shermer email to Blakeney - "If I am, as some have suspected, an agent of disinformation for the U.S. government to divert attention away from the real 9/11 conspiracy, then you would think that they would have provided me with paperwork documenting my adjunct professorship . . . not to mention my doctorate . . . I have nothing to send you in that regard . . . I trust you'll take my word for it."

Jan 21 16:26

Another Jimmy Savile could ‘be lurking in the BBC’, says leaked report

The BBC has an “ingrained” culture of quashing dissent, serving staff have warned, as a leaked draft of an official report expressed concerns that “a predatory child abuser could be lurking undiscovered in the BBC even today”.

A draft of the Dame Janet Smith review of practices at the BBC found that the fear of whistleblowing at the organisation was “even worse” in the current era than at the time Jimmy Savile was abusing children while working for the broadcaster.

Jan 21 16:00

56% Would Drop ESPN In A Heartbeat If It Meant Saving $8 A Month On Cable

A new study commissioned by BTIG Research and analyst Rich Greenfield (registration required) found that 56% of those surveyed would happily ditch ESPN if it meant saving them $8 a month. 60% of females say they would ditch the channel for the $8 discount, while 49% of males would do the same. And while ESPN could pursue a standalone streaming service, 85% of those polled say they wouldn't subscribe at $20 a month, even if it bundled in all of the additional ESPN channels such as ESPN 2 and ESPN 3.

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Jan 21 15:34

Donald Trump Interviewed By Larry King at the 1988 Republican Convention

"He's young, he has Robert Redford good looks, he's conservative and he's rich!" began CNN anchor Mary Alice Williams. In 1988 Donald Trump was interviewed by CNN's Larry King and NBC's Chris Wallace (Now FNC), at the Republican National Convention.

Jan 21 15:08

Why Won’t Iran Act Like Our Enemy?

What a bad week for the war party. Darn you, Iran! The country that the armchair warriors most love to hate refuses to play the villain’s role assigned by the neoconservatives, “humanitarian” interventionists, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the establishment media.

Jan 21 12:47

Hillary Clinton Gets One More Shot to Take Down Sanders

A last-minute town-hall-style event, announced Wednesday by CNN and scheduled to take place just one week before the Iowa caucuses, could be a saving grace for Hillary Clinton, whose presidential campaign has faced an unexpectedly formidable challenge from Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.

Jan 21 11:47

NY Times buries the news of Clinton's classified emails

Some of the information contained on Clinton's unauthorized email server was so highly classified that McCullough and his team reportedly had to seek special permission just to look at it. Fox News was one of the first media outlets to obtain a copy of the IG letter, and broke the story late Tuesday afternoon.

But the story didn't seem to interest the Times, which buried the story in the bottom right corner of A16 in its print edition Wednesday morning.

Jan 21 11:07

That South Carolina bill to register journalists? It was a ruse.

After submitting the “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law,” state Rep. Mike Pitts, a Republican, basically told the Post and Courier of Charleston that he was trolling the media; he knew journalists would flip out over the proposal to curtail 1st Amendment freedoms (we did), and he figured that reaction would stand in contrast to their lack of outrage over efforts to limit 2nd Amendment rights.

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Good one!

Jan 21 11:00

CBC retracts supplement report

Last fall, Marketplace commissioned lab testing for samples of fish oil, vitamin C and protein powder supplements to see if consumers are actually getting what they pay for.

Based on those test results, Marketplace reported that Emergen-C and two protein powders: GNC Lean Shake 25 and Cytosport Muscle Milk failed to live up to label claims.

However, subsequent re-testing of the samples has found that the lab results and analysis provided to Marketplace were incorrect, and that there is no evidence of problems with those products.

Jan 21 08:57

Kicking the Poland 'Putinization' Can

From the Polish media we learn that German authorities ordered the destruction of CCTV evidence of the Cologne attacks.

We know that the Polish media cannot be trusted because Law and Justice (PiS) has been busy stacking the state media overseeing with its own cronies. To be sure the previous pro-EU leftist government had done the exact same, but that is okay because it was done in pursuit of the goals of social justice. As exemplified by, say, the German and Swedish media, which have been ordered at the highest levels to avoid reporting on minor political issues, such as the mass rape of their own women by refugees. What refugees? What rape? What Turkish sponsorship of ISIS? Hey, look over there – isn’t Julian Assange a chauvinist pig for not wearing a condom during consensual sex?

Jan 21 06:40

A Timeline of the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

A look at some of the key events in the development of the Flint water crisis:

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 20 20:36

BEXALERT!: Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

HMMMMM!It all depends on where you put the thermometer. Maybe they should try a rectal thermometer!

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude.

Temperature readings taken close to Earth’s surface — about 6 feet off the ground — show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from on high by satellites in orbit.

And that discrepancy has given ammunition to climate-change doubters.

Government agencies and most scientists rely primarily on ground measurements, and they show that 2015 was the warmest year on record.

Jan 20 16:30

The Object of US Propaganda

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:

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Jan 20 08:45

Penn Envy: Fear of Citizen Journalism Defined Commercial Media’s Hostile Response to the Interview of the Decade

Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán).

As one of the longtime leaders of the powerful Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, Guzmán has been on the run from law enforcers for years — having previously twice escaped from high-security Mexican prisons.

Penn said in a recent interview with CBS News that the story he authored for Rolling Stone magazine earlier this month based on the visit with Guzmán was intended to spur a deeper discussion about drug-war policy. Instead, it drew a round of cackles from major U.S. media machines like the Washington Post, which characterized Penn’s first-person account as being self-absorbed and an insult to the dozens of Mexican journalists who have been murdered covering the drug war.

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The corporate media has been pretending that the independent media are unimportant, but when someone with Sean Penn's star power joins our ranks, corporate media starts to sweat!

Jan 20 08:22

SC Bill To Register, Determine Competency Of Journalists

By Brandon Turbeville

South Carolina has long been known for the ridiculous and off-world bills its State House regularly submits to a vote. Indeed, the residents of the state are routinely subjected to a demonstration of the utter uselessness of the majority of its “representatives” as well as their lack of understanding and concern for civil liberties, Constitutional rights, and the general welfare of the State.

Enter another freedom-shredding bill submitted by the Constitutional non-scholar Mike Pitts, a Republican State House member from Laurens, S.C....

Jan 20 06:08

Putin’s Approval Rating Will Be the Last to Fall, Says Pollster

Despite the economic crisis in Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating will be the last to suffer as Russians view him as a “savior” to the country and are much more likely to turn on other politicians, the head of Russia’s Public Opinion survey firm told national daily Izvestia.

While Russia is in recession and will remain so this year, according to International Monetary Fund projections, Putin’s approval has soared according to both state and independent pollsters. In October, state pollster WCIOM estimated 89.9 percent of Russians supported Putin while later that same month independent pollster Levada Center estimated the figure at 88 percent.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

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Jan 19 20:53

Journalist Reveals Tactics Brainwashing Industry Uses to Manipulate the Public

Waking Times

Our reality is carefully constructed by powerful corporate, political and special interest sources in order to covertly sway public opinion. Blatant lies are often televised regarding terrorism, food, war, health, etc. They are fashioned to sway public opinion and condition viewers to accept what have become destructive societal norms.

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Jan 19 14:11

The Mirage of Justice

snip: Once you are charged in America, whether you did the crime or not, you are almost always found guilty. Because of this, as many activists have discovered, the courts already are being used as a fundamental weapon of repression, and this abuse will explode in size should there be widespread unrest and dissent. Our civil liberties have been transformed into privileges—what Matt Taibbi in “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” calls “conditional rights and conditional citizenship”—that are, especially in poor communities, routinely revoked. Once rights become privileges, none of us are safe.

Jan 19 09:34

How the European Media Betrayed the Women of Europe

On New Year's Eve the German city of Cologne witnessed mass organized sexual assaults on hundreds of German women.

For five days following the assaults the German media failed to report them.

When under public pressure they eventually did, it turned out that a string of similar assaults had also happened simultaneously in various other German cities.

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One thing is very clear. There is some real political power pushing this refugee flood!

Jan 19 09:22

Propaganda “Has Rendered the Constitutional Right of Free Press Ineffectual”

But most Americans still don’t understand that the U.S. mass media is untrustworthy because it’s completely manipulated to promote propaganda.

Noam Chomsky points out that big status quo-loving corporations own the media, cater to other big status quo-loving advertisers, and filter out stories which question the status quo.

Jan 19 09:10

WebMD — The Latest Shill for Monsanto

WebMD is the most visited health site on the web. While the general belief is that it's a trustworthy source of "independent and objective" health information, it's become quite clear that WebMD is a shill, using its influence to primarily promote corporate-backed health strategies and products.

Partnerships and sponsorships1 color WebMD's recommendations across the board, and "passive" promotion techniques, where advertisements are designed to look more like editorials, have become commonplace.

Jan 19 08:02

PENN ENVY: FEAR OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM DEFINED COMMERCIAL MEDIA’S HOSTILE RESPONSE TO THE INTERVIEW OF THE DECADE

Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán). As one of the longtime leaders of the powerful Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, Guzmán has been on the run from law enforcers for years — having previously twice escaped from high-security Mexican prisons.

Jan 18 20:22

Syrians Have No Food, NATO/MSM Have No Shame: Madaya Starvation Photos Faked For Propaganda

But the truth is that Assad is not starving the people of Madaya. The people of Madaya are suffering because their village is overrun with the savages supported by NATO, the GCC, and Israel. Unfortunately,the Western media that insists upon calling them “rebels” and “activists” instead of what they are.

Jan 18 19:28

James May accuses BBC of double standards over celebratory Top Gear specials

May, who along with Clarkson and Richard Hammond, will present a new, big-budget car show for Amazon Prime, said that it was also unfair on Chris Evans, the new Top Gear host, to air the two-part Christmas special, showcasing how brilliant the previous version of the programme was.

He told Radio Times: "The BBC may have ruled me out, but I don’t rule out the BBC. I was surprised they showed lots of Top Gear compilations over Christmas. I thought, ‘Oh, so now they’re celebrating us,’ but I also thought it’s harsh on Chris Evans. Just as he’s trying to launch his version of the programme, the BBC is saying, ‘Look how brilliant it was before.’"

Jan 18 16:29

U.S. Government Has Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:

Jan 18 14:12

Pentagon report: Iran took SIM cards from detained U.S. sailors' phones

Iranian soldiers removed two SIM cards from two handheld satellite phones but otherwise returned all weapons, ammunition and equipment when they released 10 U.S. sailors and their two boats last week, the Pentagon said Monday.

The first public report from U.S. Central Command into the incident provided that and other new details but did not answer the key question of why the U.S. Navy crews deviated from their course in the Persian Gulf and entered Iranian waters.

(* no No NO! they took the SIM cards!
Official Pentagram Souce)

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Jan 18 11:55

Glenn Beck Makes Stunning Announcement- ‘I Owe Donald Trump An Apology…’

More than once over the past week, Glenn Beck accused Trump of voting for President Obama. Beck made the comments on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor. Last week, Beck also tweeted, accusing Trump of voting for Obama. Beck’s tweet read, “Why do you keep saying things like you didn’t vote for @BarackObama ?… just admit it @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/ZgL9OAOZck”

The link to the image, which ironically no longer exists but can still be seen on Beck’s Facebook page, contained an image of Trump’s twitter account and a tweet that read, “I always vote for the winners. Congratulations to my friend @BarackObama.” The tweet seemed real enough, but there’s one big problem. Looking closely at the tweet shows the twitter verified check-mark is missing, as well as the delete button, revealing it is a fake.

Jan 18 11:17

PEAK DESPERATION – CLINTON CAMPAIGN DEPLOYS STRATEGIST FOR WALL STREET MEGA BANKS TO ATTACK BERNIE SANDERS

“She’s not doing the big rallies because she can’t get the big crowds,” said the Iowa Clinton ally. “Maybe people are too anxious over this, and that anxiety is spilling over into cautiousness and overthinking decisions. Everyone’s on edge given how much we’ve invested in Iowa.”

– From the Mashable article: Bernie Sanders is Surging in Iowa and Hillary Clinton’s Campaign is Freaked

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is absolutely imploding right now. When people get desperate, they do desperate things, and the latest move by the Clinton campaign reeks of putrid, panicked desperation.

What I am referring to are recent accusations that Bernie Sanders has “gone negative” by releasing the following television ad. Let’s take a watch:

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That this woman will resort to anything to achieve her goals is well known to the people familiar the Clinton's sordid and corrupt history.

And the reality is that she will take money - anyone's money for her campaign - in return for favors to that nation or corporation which have contributed. That has been made very clear throughout the existence of the Clinton Foundation, where the "pay to play" privilege was, and is, clearly on display.

And if you take a look at the clip here, Sanders is very clear, honest, and forthright about what he intends to do to reform the banking industry, none of which bothers me, either in tone or message.

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Jan 18 11:07

After Hillary loses debate WaPo goes on attack against Sanders, calls Sanders "angry" and "unrealistic"

Bernie Sanders was amped, angry and astringent at Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate. Hillary Clinton did not win the night so much as Sanders, with his red-in-the-face diatribes, lost it.

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The WaPo (when they are not pushing for total gun confiscation) is trying to re-write the record of the Democratic Debate.

Jan 18 09:09

Syria Under Siege And The Real Story Of Madaya

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher

In the midst of all the useless, distracting noise generated by the Zionist mainstream media – the sole purpose of which is to hypnotize the masses in such a way that works to Israel’s benefit – is the fact that the whole of Syria is under siege and all the Syrian people are starving in some manner. And not just starving for a few days, weeks, or months, but rather for years, since the beginning of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ that brought with it Western-created revolutions that have midwifed the diabolical children of destruction, poverty, destitution, violence, terrorism, and civil war...

Jan 18 08:27

Two Brothers Opposing Oregon Militia Have Long Family History Seeped in Far-Left Politics, Democratic Operatives

The two brothers spearheading a campaign against the Oregon militia and occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are far from a mere grassroots organization. Both attorneys, Zachary and Jake Klonoski are two extreme left-wing statists who, not surprisingly, have a long history of being tied up with and working for the government. In addition, both of their parents have a long history of being political operatives for the Democratic party. Their father was a professor and Chairman of the Democratic Party for decades and their mother is a U.S. District Judge appointed by Bill Clinton. Zach works for the Mayor of Portland and Jake is an Army vet who shills for these disastrous undeclared wars, insisting the at the public should be more grateful. Let me introduce you to the Klonoski brothers, who started 'G.O.H.O.M.E. Getting Occupiers of the Historic Oregon Malheur Evicted.'

Jan 18 08:01

Yes, Israel Is Executing Palestinians Without Trial

Israel executes people without trial nearly every day. Any other description is a lie. If there was once discussion here about the death penalty for terrorists, now they are executed even without trial (and without discussion). If once there was debate over the rules of engagement, today it’s clear: we shoot to kill – any suspicious Palestinian.

Jan 17 14:21

FBI Agents Weren't Posing as Militia, Ex-Fire Chief Clarifies

Miscommunication whips up worries about infiltration. Fiore’s release said Briels had determined “men posing as ‘militia’ were the FBI.” Briels tells U.S. News he did indeed catch undercover FBI agents in small-town Burns, near where armed protesters are occupying a federal wildlife refuge, but that they were not posing as militia.“They weren’t posing as anything other than dishonest people,” he says. “They were perceived as militia by the locals, but they weren’t posing out there with a shirt that said ‘I’m militia.’”

Jan 17 14:12

Is Obama the Biggest Puppet in History?

Manchurian President, Cult Leader, or bankster puppet?

Jan 17 13:12

WPost’s Deadly Lack of Realism

Fred Hiatt, whose Washington Post editorial page has been beating its drum incessantly for more U.S. intervention in Syria, comes at that same theme from another angle with a signed column that criticizes President Obama’s State of the Union address. Hiatt’s critique illustrates some recurring and fallacious patterns of thought that arise in debate about U.S. intervention and especially military intervention.

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 17 10:05

The Psychology of Climate Change Hysteria

religion and the state reinforce each other
climate science and the state reinforce each other

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