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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 22 12:22

Did Wall Street Journal ad denying Armenian Genocide cross the line?

The decision by the WSJ to run an advertisement denying the Armenian Genocide was a judgment call, but it certainly seems to be pushing the limits of free speech, political cartoonist Ted Rall told RT.

Just days before Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, the WSJ courted controversy by publishing an advert by a Turkish group denying genocide occurred. Armenia claims over one and a half million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed by Turks in 1915. Turkey admits Armenians were mistreated but denies any genocide took place.

Apr 22 12:15

Random lead spikes in Flint water continue

Flint water quality continues to improve, but random spikes in lead levels mean it's still too unpredictable to be considered safe, the state said today.

Those are the conclusions of the latest round of testing at so-called sentinel sites, homes that have been tested repeatedly to gauge changes in the water over time.

Apr 22 12:13

BUSTED: Does This Video Catches Ted Cruz Bribing A Delegate?

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You can very clearly see Senator Ted Cruz sneak a folded bill of uncertain denomination into the outstretched hand of someone at the rope line. It appears intentional and the man seems to be expecting the cash. It looks like a $100 handshake, and 'thank you for your vote.'

And it might even be a felony in some states.

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Apr 22 12:12

US suicide rate hits 30-year high, female rate spikes while males are majority

A new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has reported that the rate of suicide in the US steadily increased from 1999 to 2014 after consistently decreasing from 1986 to 1999. The report found that greater annual rises occurred after 2006.

From 1999 to 2014, suicide rates increased for males and females of all ages between 10 and 74, the NCHS revealed Friday. Only those aged 75 and older saw declines in suicides in that time period.

The rate of suicide among women is climbing at a rate faster than men. The age-adjusted suicide rate for females increased by 45 percent from 1999 to 2014, as opposed to an increase of 16 percent for males.

However, males (20.7) still hold a suicide rate that is triple the rate of female (5.8) suicide.

Apr 22 12:10

GOLD HIDDEN IN SECRET VAULTS BENEATH THE BANK OF ENGLAND WORTH $248BN

A fifth of the world's gold is hidden under London, worth an estimated £172 billion ($248 billion). The vaults under the Bank of England on Threadneedle Street are said to hold 5,134 tonnes of gold. This makes up the majority of the 6,256 tonnes kept safe beneath London's streets, according to the BBC, which recently sent a reporter to visit the 300,000 square foot space.

Apr 22 11:56

Chelsea Clinton Says Her Mom Will Be Able to Pass Gun Control Now that Justice Scalia Is Dead

Hillary Clinton already made her deals with the devil a long time ago. The elite are obviously behind her, paving the way for her to win the nomination in every way possible. Hillary has already discussed how when she becomes president, she can't wait to pass more gun control executive orders, and she rejoiced when it was ruled that Sandy Hook families could sue Remington.

So knowing all of that, here's her daughter Chelsea as she's pandering for Hillary on the campaign trail, just basically saying her mother will have a much easier time passing gun control that won't get thrown out by the Supreme Court now that Justice Scalia is dead.
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Apr 22 11:42

7 family members killed 'execution-style' in Ohio, 8th body found

Seven members of the same family have been killed at an Ohio home, according to the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The shooter is either on the loose or one of the deceased, law enforcement said. An eighth body has been found.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader described the shootings as “execution-style” in a statement Friday afternoon.

Apr 22 11:33

South Africa president to pay state visit to Iran

South African President Jacob Zuma will make a state visit to Iran for the first time to discuss ways to strengthen fraternal relations between the two countries.

Heading a 180-member politico-economic delegation, Zuma will arrive in Tehran on Saturday at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Apr 22 11:14

Did Prince Predict 9/11 in this Video from 1998?

What do you think Prince meant here?

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Apr 22 11:12

“We Are Slaves to Technology. Here’s What To Do If You Want to Break Free”

If you could pluck any of your ancestors from any period of time in history, and send them to the world we live in now, they would be in for quite a shock. All of the technology that we have at our disposal would seem like magic to them.

But... they would see a society full of people who are completely out of touch with nature, and completely helpless without all of their gadgets.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 22 10:42

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.

Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine bonds that the vulture funds had bought for a few pennies on the dollar. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/27/us-vulture-funds-argentin... These vultures were called “creditors” who had made “loans” regardless of the fact that they were not creditors and had made no loans. They were opportunists after easy money and were used by Washington to get rid of a reformist government.

President Kirchner resisted and, thus, she had to go. Washington concocted a story that Kirchner covered up an alleged Iranian bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994. This implausible fantasy, for which there is no evidence of Iranian involvement, was fed to one of Washington’s agents in the state prosecutor’s office, and a dubious event of 22 years ago was used to clear Kirchner out of the way of the American looting of Argentina.

Apr 22 10:21

'Legalise all drugs,' business and world leaders tell UN

A British billionaire, three former presidents and a renowned Aids researcher have called for all drugs to be decriminalized at a press conference that was sharply critical of the United Nations’ latest drug policy agreement, adopted this week.

Apr 22 10:18

Hospital will pay $2.2M for letting Dr. Oz show film w/o consent, air death

New York Presbyterian Hospital has agreed to a $2.2 million settlement with the federal government over the “egregious disclosure” of patients’ health information, the Department of Health & Human Services announced Thursday. The violations occurred after the hospital gave the ABC reality TV show, “NY Med,” starring Dr. Mehmet Oz, “unfettered access to its healthcare facility.”

Apr 22 09:53

Did Prince try to warn us he was in danger? Final cryptic message gets deleted from Instagram

The sudden and untimely death of pop legend Prince (57) has sent shock-waves around the world, and while information is still emerging, I have uncovered something that both puzzles and disturbs me in equal measure.

Apr 22 09:42

Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, Inside the Devastation of America's Drone Wars

on drone murders that Obomber claims is a just defensive war

Apr 22 09:37

SECRET COURT TAKES ANOTHER BITE OUT OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

Defenders of the NSA's mass spying have lost an important talking point: that the erosion of our privacy and associational rights is justified given the focus of surveillance efforts on combating terrorism and protecting the national security. That argument has always been dubious for a number of reasons. But after a November 2015 ruling [.pdf] by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was unsealed this week, it's lost another chunk of its credibility. The ruling confirms that NSA's warrantless spying has been formally approved for use in general criminal investigations. The national security justification has been entirely blown.

The amicus appointed by the FISC, Amy Jeffress a former DOJ attorney, argued:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This program violates the 4th Amendment, which guarantees Americans freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.

This is why the 4th Amendment was created: to enshrine these rights in the Bill of Rights.

I would politely suggest that the FISC court has absolutely no reason for being in the first place, except to guarantee some judicial bureaucrats the only jobs they could find when they realized that were pathologically incapable of being employed in the private sector.

Apr 22 09:28

FBI head: No timetable for completing Clinton email probe

FBI Director James Comey says there's no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, they are simply going to delay things until after the election, like they did with Nixon (and look how that turned out). Comey may be opening himself up to a charge of misprision of espionage!

Apr 22 09:26

AFTER FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, 76-YO VET SENTENCED TO DIE IN PRISON FOR TREATING HIS ILLNESS WITH CANNABIS

As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — for simple possession of cannabis.

Brooker had been treating multiple chronic conditions with cannabis he grew in his son’s backyard; but when officials in Alabama officials discovered the three dozen plants, they threw him in prison for life — without the possibility of parole.

Thanks to a pointless mandatory minimum sentencing catchall — and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear his case this week — Brooker has been left little recourse but to ultimately die in jail for treating his ailments with a plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The prosecutor in this case must be very pleased with himself; another scalp on the belt, I am sure, must have made him nothing less than ecstatic.

And that the Supreme Court refused to hear it makes them culpable in the quicker death this man in prison than he would most likely have had outside of captivity.

But the way this case came down, on a 76 year old, decorated Veteran, dealing with multiple, chronic illnesses has to be insult to injury, and never should have happened.

This is what happens when you have a "one size fits all" piece of legislation which is so clumsily constructed that there is no room for either mercy or justice.

Apr 22 09:16

Two prosecutors left San Diego city attorney's office after findings of 98 botched cases

Two top prosecutors left the San Diego city attorney's office in November after an internal investigation found 98 bungled cases, including several in which missed deadlines meant those accused of domestic violence weren't prosecuted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And these were supposedly TOP prosecutors! I would hate to see the job quality of the lesser staff.

Apr 22 08:53

VIDEO: This Young Woman Really, Really, REALLY Hates Hillary

I agree with her.

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Apr 22 08:49

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ONE WAR CRIMINAL TO ANOTHER

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres wishes Queen Elizabeth happy 90th birthday

Apr 22 08:18

"A Guide To 9-11 Lies - Hijacker issue irrelevant to determining blame"

Probably because of recent incendiary remarks by presidential candidate Donald Trump about former President George W. Bush’s involvement with 9/11 and the fictitious charges he manufactured to justify his criminal invasion of Iraq, the debate over who was responsible for the destruction of the Twin Towers and the deaths of 3,000 people in New York City has reemerged as a hot topic in mainstream media.

Commentators and politicians are lining up to once again try to implicate Saudi Arabia as the actual perpetrators of the colossal disaster because of their alleged support for the men blamed for piloting jetliners into the World Trade Center.

But the emphasis on the nationality of the so-called hijackers reveals the recent attention given to the subject to be yet another fraud perpetrated by the kosher media moguls trying mightily to cover up the principal role of Israel and Jew traitors in the American government in the greatest crime in American history.

Apr 22 07:56

A Great Awakening: Public Support For Fake "Free Trade" Deals Plunges

Public opposition to the sovereignty killing corporate giveaway marketed as a free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become so widespread that all the leading candidates for the U.S. Presidency are publicly against it. Specifically, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are virulently opposed, while Hillary Clinton is pretending to be against it in order to harvest votes.

Apr 22 07:37

Cloudy with a chance of Humvees: Military vehicles plummet from sky in failed air drill (VIDEO)

It was raining Humvees last week when a US Army training exercise at Hohenfels military base in Germany went wrong. Three military vehicles detached from their parachute systems and crashed violently to the ground.

Apr 22 07:31

BUSTED: Deutsche Bank Admits To Gold And Silver PRICE FIXING, Agrees To EXPOSE Other Banks

GOLD MANIPULATION CARTEL

Eric Sprott offers his thoughts on the recent Deutsche Bank settlement for gold and silver price manipulation, and whether the price-fixing cartel will be exposed at other banks.

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Apr 22 07:24

The Bankers Will Back Hillary Against Trump

The bankers will be backing Hillary with unlimited money. If Trump becomes the nominee, you will see a major effort to put Hillary in the White House. If the bankers do not own the White House, they will be at serious risk between 2017-2020. Right now, they have been hit with big fines for clipping people in just about every market from metals to currencies. There is no possible way Hillary will release the transcripts of those speeches because they would reveal how much she is in their corner. Hillary’s response is simply that she does not believe the people are interested in those transcripts. Like her illegal server, she is the most secretive person in Washington circles in many years.

Apr 22 07:20

The New McCarthyism – The “Anti-Semitism” Hysteria Gripping the UK

Tony Greenstein has been suspended from the Labour Party for alleged anti-Semitism. Tony is 100% Jewish from an Orthodox family. But he is also one of the founders of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and in the current hysterical witch-hunt, being pro-Palestinian rights is sufficient indication of anti-Semitism. Just as making herbal medicine used to make you a witch.

The catalyst for the campaign is that one of the clearest dividing lines between Blairites and Corbyn supporters is Israel. Blairites are unanimously, unequivocally pro-Israel and prepared to defend even the most blatantly disproportionate Israeli attacks on Gaza, land grabs or checkpoint shootings as self-defence. Corbyn supporters unanimously have more sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians and are critical of what they view (and I agree) as the apartheid state Israel has developed.

Apr 22 07:06

7 family members killed inside Ohio home, shooter still active – report

Seven members of the same family have been killed at an Ohio home, according to the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation. There is still an active shooter at the scene, local ABC affiliate WCPO reported.

The attorney general's office confirmed "multiple homicides" but refused to release additional information, WBNS reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prescription anti-depressants?

Apr 22 05:38

Clinton will hold fundraiser in Tel Aviv

First, this just in. Hillary Clinton is going to have a fundraiser in Tel Aviv. Her Jewish outreach director will hold it. Remember that Clinton has pledged Haim Saban to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at Israel, so she’s putting her moneyraising where her mouth is.

Sarah Bard, Hillary Clinton's director of Jewish outreach, will headline a fundraiser in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 17. https://t.co/CEa4UrFyi3

— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 21, 2016

Clinton has also been raising a ton of pro-Israel money in L.A. Haim and Cheryl Saban have just kicked in another $2 million on top of $5 million they gave last year to her SuperPac, Priorities USA Action.

Apr 22 05:19

Harvard Law Student Asks Israeli Official Why She’s ‘So Smelly’

“My question is for Tzipi Livni—how is it that you are so smelly?” The student, a male third-year who is also the president of a student organization on campus, added, “It’s regarding your odor—about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly.”

Apr 22 04:53

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary blasts mainstream daily’s anti-Semitic columns

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary wrote to a newspaper editor condemning what he said was a columnist’s anti-Semitic writings.
Note: Oh hum, another anti-Semitic whine. People aren't listening anymore.

Apr 22 04:48

"Liberation Seder" Protests in NYC, Boston, Chicago, D.C. and SF

In New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Jews have staged protests dubbed "Liberation Seder" to demand U.S. Jewish establishment groups end their support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Apr 22 04:45

Israel outraged by UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem sites

The resolution adopted by 33 countries condemns the Israeli government's stewardship of Jerusalem. The United Kingdom and the US abstained from the vote. (cowards)
Note: The whole world is OUTRAGED with Israel!

Apr 21 23:24

First the TSA Molested You, Now Airlines Are Going to Charge You MORE for Window and Aisle Seats

Ah yes. The modern art of flying. Such a privilege. A place where we can all feel like slaves together in a magical Constitution-free zone where we’re all guilty until proven innocent by people who have failed to catch or stop a single terrorist from boarding an airplane in the nearly 15 years since 9/11 and only even catch guns and bombs getting on planes a whopping five percent of the time, even though they terrorize the hell out of everyone and steal their stuff (including this reporter’s dangerous pimento cheese which they probably ate later like greedy little goblin creatures out of the blackest armpits of hell).

Well now, as if going through all of that just to get on the damn plane isn’t bad enough, airlines are trying to squeeze every drop of juice out of a raisin they can get by charging people extra for a window and/or aisle seat.

Apr 21 23:20

Space Mystery: Japan’s $273 Million “Black Hole” Satellite Has Vanished

Japan claims its “Black Hole” satellite Hitomi was “essential” to solving the mysteries of the universe, but now the satellite itself is the mystery, as Gizmodo explains it has just up and disappeared, “leaving behind only an ominous trail of debris and some cryptic messages”...

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Apr 21 23:19

BEX ALERT - The Flashpoint Continues to Build: Intelligence Sources Indicate Russia May Be Planning A Spring Offensive

What is next on the global chessboard?

The Daily Mail’s Allan Hall reported that Vladimir Putin has been building a secret army of trained battle groups for close combat operations in Western Europe, specifically in Germany. These battle groups are reported as being ready to go into operation “at a moment’s notice.”

Wegmaster addition: FOX News has been screaming all morning about NATO ready to "counter Russian aggression by flooding the Baltic with NATO warships. These sphincters are really going to do it; they are going to start WW3 with Russia to distract their population from the crashing private central bank economies!

Apr 21 23:18

Video: Why the Central Bank Dropped Jackson on the $20 & Kept Hamilton on the $10

Let's not pretend that dollar isn't a tool of enslavement… Behind the news that Harriet Tubman will appear on the face of the $20 bill is a hidden struggle between the faction that wanted to kill the private central bank in America, and the faction that empowered it.

Originally, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was going to replace Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, on the $10 bill in favor of a woman's face (originally it was going to be Susan B. Anthony)

But former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was "appalled" and launched a revolt to oust President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill instead.

Why? Because Hamilton, on the $10, instituted a central bank and fought for strong central government, while Jackson, on the $20, vowed to kill the central bank.

Apr 21 19:01

Americans Sign Petition To Ban Cash

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Apr 21 16:24

FCC: "There Is MASSIVE Fraud In The ObamaPHONE Program"

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai goes public and details the MASSIVE fraud within the ObamaPhone program, and drops a bombshell...

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Apr 21 15:57

Trump says Clinton won’t be indicted

Trump says Clinton won’t be indicted | Sanders to stay a Democrat | Kasich’s best month

Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton won’t be indicted over the email controversy the FBI is probing.

“I think the Democratic Party is going to protect her,” the Republican presidential front-runner told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly late Wednesday. “I don’t think she’s going to be indicted.” He also said that as president he would look at pursuing charges against Clinton, who used private email while secretary of state. The Washington Examiner has more on Trump’s interview.

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Apr 21 15:48

‘Out In The Open’: Half-Mile Long Drug Tunnel Connects US To Mexico

As Americans argued over the ethics and logistics of building a wall between the US and Mexico, drug traffickers were busy digging. A half-mile long tunnel connecting Mexico and San Diego was found to contain more than a ton of cocaine.

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Apr 21 13:41

Netanyahu’s mind and the Israelis’ detachment from reality

Lawrence Davidson says given the detachment of Israeli Jews from reality, positive change can only come from the outside, and he illustrate this with reference to an article in the Jerusalem Post by an Israeli sycophant of Binyamin Netanyahu.

Apr 21 13:18

Media Uses Obama’s Hillary Defense in Order to Unseal “Classified” Court Files

Indeed, the government is simply asserting that all the information is “classified” as it often does when it refuses to make inconvenient material public. Just days ago President Obama seemed to admit that sometimes information is classified when it shouldn’t be. The commander-in-chief was downplaying the fact that his own secretary of state jeopardized national security by exclusively using a private, unprotected server to exchange classified information. “What I also know, because I handle a lot of classified information, is that there are — there’s classified, and then there’s classified,” Obama said during a nationally televised interview. “There’s stuff that is really top-secret, top-secret, and there’s stuff that is being presented to the president or the secretary of state, that you might not want on the transom, or going out over the wire, but is basically stuff that you could get in open-source.”

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Hoist with their own petard!

Apr 21 13:06

Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Publishes Newspaper Story About 9/11 Truthers: "toxic silliness, bizarre Internet theorizing by fools & charlatans about how the Twin Towers were "really" destroyed by Jews, Illuminati, or space aliens"

Jared Kushner attended a Yeshiva school, specializing in the study of the Talmud. His newspaper the New York Observer, which he bought at age 25 in 2006, recently smeared 9/11 truthers as "fools" and "charlatans" who believe that Jews, the Illuminati, or space aliens did 9/11/2001.

Apr 21 12:48

ISRAEL, EGYPT, JORDAN, ENTER ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ INTELLIGENCE-SHARING AGREEMENT

The governments of Israel, Egypt and Jordan have entered an intelligence-sharing agreement aimed at joining forces against the Islamic State, which a senior Israeli military commander has described as “unprecedented”. The comment was made on Wednesday by Major General Yair Golan at a press conference hosted by Israel’s Foreign Press Association. General Golan has been serving as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces since late 2014.

Apr 21 12:38

UKRAINE’S NEW SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT IS A NEO-NAZI

So much for plausible deniability. While apologists and propagandists for the government in Kiev have tried their best to dismiss concerns about the government’s connection to neo-fascist movements, the jig is undeniably up. The new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, is a longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the national socialist party of Ukraine. The party was recently renamed Svoboda which, along with many neofascists, has seen its political fortunes rise in the wake of the 2014 US-backed coup. Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War.

Apr 21 12:18

BEN AND JERRY ARRESTED AT THE CAPITOL FOR PROTESTING CORRUPTION IN POLITICS

“The history of our country is that nothing happens until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested,” said Ben Cohen. Activist’s, you know which ice cream company to support. Recently, few mainstream media sources have given attention to the Democracy Awakening campaign, which is protesting corruption in the American political system. On the first day, over 400 activists were arrested – too many for the city to lock up behind bars. Since then, protesters have continued to gather from all around the country – including the director of Greenpeace. Joining them was Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen, the co-founders of the popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s. They, along with hundreds of other activists, were arrested as part of the Democracy Awakening’s direct action on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Apr 21 12:10

Netanyahu, Putin tweak military coordination as Syria conditions change

Netanyahu's comments to diplomatic reporters by phone from Moscow came at the end of a two-and-a-half hour meeting he had with Putin in the Kremlin.

Netanyahu said that in light of security issues that he raised with Putin, the Russian leader recommended that OC Air Force Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, as well as Netanyahu's military attache Brig.-Gen Eliezer Toledano, hold an immediate meeting with his defense ministry.

“They went there and discussed in dealt the coordination between our armies on a number of issues that have been on the agenda,” Netanyahu said. “That is important because we must preserve the freedom of action of the IDF and the air force in areas that are important for our security. And I think that was achieved.”

Netanyahu said that “problems naturally arise” when you have two militaries operating so close to one another, and that “if you don't deal with that friction, it could develop into something much more serious, as we say on another front.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to ask myself: what did Putin and Russia get out of this deal?!?

What would have been the quid pro quo here?!?

Was he able to get Netanyahu to commit to no more firings into Syria from the Golan, so that the Russian and Syrian forces could clean out the jihadists once and for all?!?

Apr 21 11:55

Ankara’s Support of Crimean Tatar Brigades to 'Seriously Threaten' Ukraine

The creation of a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in southern Ukraine would further destabilize the country and put in danger the lives of peaceful Tatar populations both in Crimea and Ukraine, Unver Sel, the head of the Turkish Federation of Crimean Tatar Communities, told Sputnik.

Crimean Tatars
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In Putin We Trust! Crimean Tatars Slam Turkey Over Aggressive Stance Towards Russia
Turkish media is actively discussing the issue of possibly creating a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in the Southern Kherson Region of Ukraine, right next to Crimea. The Crimean Tatar autonomy in Ukraine would have their own military units, likely comprised of foreign mercenaries and other radicals from around the world.
Sel believes that a Crimean Tatar autonomy and the further rise of Tatar military brigades would lead to a big disaster in Ukraine:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What part of "this is a really bad idea" does Turkey's President Erdogan NOT understand here?!?

If enacted, it could cause serious military and social problems for Crimea; or perhaps, this is just what Erdogan wants to see happen, as a "distraction" to Russia while he goes after parts of Syria to potentially annex them for Turkey.

Apr 21 11:38

Trump's New York Victory Speech In Less Than 90 Seconds

Trump explains his entire platform without using insults. He is improving his tone and demeanor.

This is really good.

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Apr 21 11:35

Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves “Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony “ by Mac Slavo

It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar.

And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.

The Saudis are now openly threatening to take down the U.S. economy in the ongoing fallout over collapsing oil prices and tense geopolitical events involving the 9/11 cover-up. The New York Times reports:

Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

China has been working for years to establish global currency status, and will strengthen the yuan by backing it with gold in moves clearly designed to cripple the role of the dollar. Zero Hedge reports:

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The question is not if, but when the dollar no longer maintains its global hegemony.

And many times, monetary wars turn into actual shooting wars, and the US seems to be very close to starting those wars with both Russia and China, to prevent this.

I am doing my best to be the voice of calm, rational thinking here; but please, prepare yourself, if you have not already, for what may be a very difficult transitional time for this economy and nation.

Apr 21 11:26

State Department Office Removed Benghazi Files After Congressional Subpoena

State Department officials removed files from the secretary’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.

Attorneys for the State Department said the electronic folders, which contain hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were belatedly rediscovered at the end of last year.

They said the files had been overlooked by State Department officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient for Secretary Clinton; except that now, this fact is going to come back to haunt her campaign, big-time!!

Timing is everything; and the timing of this transfer of files "for archiving" speaks volumes about how completely bogus the original cover-up of what really happened here was.

This woman has all the credibility of a dead tree stump; and I am going to get nasty emails from dead tree stumps on this one!!

Apr 21 11:08

THE SUNE FINALLY SETS: SunEdison Files For Bankruptcy

Clean Energy dies another death, and this one was especially enjoyable.

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Apr 21 11:08

Criminal Charges for 3 Over Flint Water Crisis is “Only the Beginning”

Attorney General Bill Schuette did state that these charges are “only the beginning” and that no one guilty will be able to escape justice because “no one is above the law.”

Apr 21 11:01

Washington Attempts To Break the Truce by Accusing Syrian Government of Airstrikes against Civilians

According to reports of Western media that refer to the propagandistic “Syrian Observatory for human rights”, on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, as a result of two strikes of the air force of Syria in Idlib province about 44 people were killed.

According to the source in the Syrian General Staff, April 19the Syrian Air Forces did not provide any combat sorties in Idlib province, as all the forces were deployed to repel the attack of terrorists in the Latakia and Aleppo provinces.

Propaganda and contradictory messages

Apparently, this is another fake of militants whose goal is to justification of “the Riyadh group” rejection to continue the negotiations in Geneva under the pretext of accusations of the Syrian government in attacks against civilians.

Interestingly, that one of the first media agencies who published this information was the Turkish propaganda Agency “Anadolu”. Erdogan’s media refers to its own sources in the ranks of the fighters:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

Apr 21 10:46

Sadr Threatens More Protests; 165 Killed in Iraq

Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to continue peaceful protests, while he warned the government against interfering with the demonstrations. Currently, the protesters are limited to using Tahrir Square. Sadr also asked lawmakers who are loyal to him to cease participating in a sit-in that is underway inside Parliament, so that a quorum can be reached. However, he doesn’t want them participating in any voting or procedures except electing a new Cabinet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The deaths here are horrific,and the US government has no one but itself to blame here for the immoral and illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, coupled with de-Baathifcation.

And Muqtada al Sadr?!?

He isn't going anywhere.

And to those in the bowels of power in DC, who might be mulling some kind of assassination strike against him, to protect the Al-Abadi government; in the immortal words of Tony Soprano "Fuggetaboutit!"

What this would do is generate a revolution in Iraq that would make the 79 revolution in Iran seem like a walk in the woods for American interests in this country.

Apr 21 09:56

Devastating Radioactive Leak In Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Facility Sparks Outrage

By Brianna Blaschke

A nuclear leak in Washington has allowed for 3,500 gallons of radioactive waste to be released – and the federal government is trying to claim no harm will come.

A massive radioactive leak was discovered this past Sunday at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. Officials have stated that the original container holding the radioactive material has slowly been trickling out roughly 70 gallons since 2011, though they have not determined what accelerated the problem. They are set to begin pumping an estimated 3,000-3,500 gallons of waste back into storage containers...

Apr 21 09:35

The Mainstream Media Proclaims Democrats' Race Over, but Ignore Undemocratic Primary Process

The inclusion of superdelegates and exclusion of independents from many Democratic primaries makes the Democratic Party far less democratic than many assumed. This is the prerogative of the Party, of course. But the mainstream media have a responsibility to let people know all this, for the purpose of assessing the significance of a given primary outcome.

What do you think?

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I think it is time to invest in tar and feathers.

Apr 21 09:31

The Church’s Turning Toward Nonviolence

For the last 1700 years, as we all know, Christians have waged war, led crusades, burned women at the stake, systematically persecuted Jews and Muslims, kept millions of people as slaves, ran concentration camps, blessed conquest, prayed for successful bombing raids, and built and used nuclear weapons. Throughout Catholic history, Jesus’ teachings of nonviolence were rarely discussed, much less implemented.

Until last week. Eighty of us from 25 nations were invited to the Vatican last week for the first ever conference to discuss formally abandoning the so-called “just war” theory and formally returning the Church to the nonviolence of Jesus. This was the first ever gathering of its kind in history!

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As a Christian pacifist activist, who advocates for US governmental good-faith negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical disputes, rather than war, I kind of like where this movement appears to be going!! :-)

Apr 21 09:31

West Haven I-95 billboard on USS Liberty is anti-Israel, critics charge

A billboard on Interstate 95 is sparking outrage from a local lawyer and criticism from the Anti-Defamation League for what they say is its anti-Israel message.

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It is an established historical fact that Israel did indeed attack the USS Liberty, killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 174. Saying that reporting Israel's crimes is anti-Israel is like saying reporting on the crimes of the Nazis is anti-German!

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Now, if you want to live in a world where Israel's government decides what you can know and not know ... please move to Israel, and leave our freedom of speech alone!

Apr 21 09:16

UK Killing Civilians for Oil Again in the King Salman Canal Project

The UK government insists on continuing the massive supply – £2.8 billion since the start of the attack – of high tech weapons for Saudi Arabia to use against civilians in Yemen, despite opposition from the EU Parliament and every major human rights group. Furthermore UK special forces are operating inside Yemen in support of the onslaught. Thousands of civilians have died as a result, including many children.

Given this is not exactly popular in the UK, and that after the law takes its tortuous course there will very probably be embarrassment for the government down the line, the prize which Cameron perceives must be great. Of course, western elite support for the appalling Saudi regime is a given, because Saudi cash pumps primarily into banking, armaments and high end property, the three areas most dear to the interests of the 1%.

Apr 21 09:03

CIA Agents in Russia

Diagnosis of the "Professional" system, by M. Kryzhanovsky.

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Impressive bunch, yes?

Apr 21 09:02

Koch brothers behind group attempting to derail ban on uranium mining in Grand Canyon: report

Billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are channeling money into an Arizona-based organization that’s fighting a plan that would include a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.

A proposal to declare the area around the Grand Canyon a national monument – Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument – calls for protecting 1.7m acres of land from uranium mining. A number of environmental groups and native tribes as well as the vast majority of Arizonans support the plan.

Still, a handful of Arizona Republicans and a major not-for-profit group are trying to block it. Much of the group’s efforts apparently are being funded by the Koch brothers, according to Greg Zimmerman of the Center for Western Priorities.

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IF something being pushed is environmentally vile but potentially enormously profitable, look for this "gruesome twosome" to be close at hand.

Apr 21 09:01

BRICS Under Attack: Western Banks, Governments Launch Full-Spectrum Assault On Russia

Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare -- each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin

Apr 21 08:55

SAUDI PR FIRM RAN TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION COALITION AKA ISIS

n 2014, consultants at the PR firm Qorvis developed content for the Saudi Arabia embassy's YouTube and Twitter pages, and ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.

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The following can be read on the website of Qorvis MSLGROUP: and please note the timing of the date in the blurb:

, Qorvis MSLGROUP: Qorvis MSLGROUP works with the Saudi Embassy to affirm the importance of the Saudi/U.S. relationship. Since 2001, Qorvis MSLGROUP has implemented a multifold campaign; including, media relations, advertising, government relations, grassroots action, and social and digital media. The overall objectives are to reach out to the media with factual information and provide access to Saudi officials; promote Saudi Arabia as an ally in the war on terrorism; meet with key law makers on the Hill, as well as within the administration, to emphasize Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally; and educate the American people about Saudi Arabia and the region.

I have to wonder; was it before or after 9/11 that this group was engaged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?!?

And please remember; Saudi financing spawned many terrorist organisations.

As reported at salon.com in January of 2016:

“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history. The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it. Journalist Abby Martin devoted an episode of her show “The Empire Files” to exploring the Saudi-U.S. relationship. The episode, aptly titled “Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt,” displays the brutality of the monarchy in excruciating detail. “If the Saudi kingdom were an enemy of the U.S. government, we’d be shown these images and facts every day on the mainstream media,” Martin observes. The internal repression and human rights abuses inside Saudi Arabia is one thing. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is the monarchy’s support for violent religious extremism. It is here that Chomsky’s advice on stopping terrorism becomes so important. By continually aligning itself with the Saudi regime, the U.S. is fueling the very fire it is fighting in the so-called War on Terror. Saudi Arabia is a theocratic absolute monarchy that governs based on an extreme interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law). It is so extreme, it has been widely compared to ISIS. Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud characterized Saudi Arabia in an op-ed in The New York Times as “an ISIS that has made it.” “Black Daesh, white Daesh,” Daoud wrote, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.” “In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other,” Daoud continued. “This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.” Since the November Paris attacks, in which 130 people were massacred in a series of bombings and shootings for which ISIS claimed responsibility, the West has constantly spoken of the importance of fighting extremism. At the same time, however, the U.S., U.K., France, and other Western nations have continued supporting the Saudi regime that fuels such extremism. Saudi political dissidents like Turki al-Hamad have constantly argued this point. In a TV interview, al-Hamad insisted the religious extremism propagated by the Saudi monarchy “serves as fuel for ISIS.” “You can see [in ISIS videos] the volunteers in Syria ripping up their Saudi passports,” al-Hamad said. “In order to stop ISIS, you must first dry up this ideology at the source. Otherwise you are cutting the grass, but leaving the roots. You have to take out the roots,” he added. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, scholar Yousaf Butt stressed that “the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical ‘Wahhabi’ strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.” “If the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator,” Butt warned. In the past few decades, the Saudi regime has spent an estimated $100 billion exporting its extremist interpretation of Islam worldwide. It infuses its fundamentalist ideology in the ostensible charity work it performs, often targeting poor Muslim communities in countries like Pakistan or places like refugee camps, where uneducated, indigent, oppressed people are more susceptible to it. Whether elements within Saudi Arabia support ISIS is contested. Even if Saudi Arabia does not directly support or fund ISIS, however, Saudi Arabia gives legitimacy to the extremist ideology ISIS preaches. What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by WikiLeaks admit “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

To paraphrase the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: THERE's our problem!!"

As I type this, I am watching a little clip of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week; and I am more than willing to bet that not a word was said about either domestic abuses of power, against internal Saudi critics, or the funding of violent Jihadists abroad.

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, the President has become the enabler-in-chief of a very inhumane regime and monarchy. Qorvis MSLGROUP, lying through its collective teeth, characterises the Saudi Government as "an ally in the war on terror" when, in fact, it is encouraging, and funding jihadists world-wide.

This CANNOT be allowed to stand.

Apr 21 08:41

Agents find 2,600ft tunnel packed with seven tons of marijuana, a ton of cocaine and even its own rail system on Mexican border in what could be the longest drugs passage EVER found 

Border agents have discovered what could be the longest cross-border tunnel in history, seizing seven tons of marijuana and a ton of cocaine that were crammed inside.

The 2,600ft tunnel extended 900ft from a house in Tijuana, Mexico, and across the border for a further 1,500ft, where it surfaced in a fenced-off industrial area in San Diego.

The tunnel, discovered just in time for 4/20, the day every year that marijuana culture is celebrated across the US and beyond, was equipped with a rail system, ventilation, lights and a large elevator, officials said.

The exit on the U.S. side is about three feet wide and was covered by a trash can inside a wooden pallet warehouse.

Apr 21 08:37

Fear and Loathing in the Arabian Nights

The Doha summit this past weekend that was supposed to enshrine a cut in oil production by OPEC, in tandem with Russia – it was practically a done deal – ended up literally in the dust.

Apr 21 08:29

TEFLON TOXIN CONTAMINATION HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

IN RECENT MONTHS, PFOA, the perfluorinated chemical formerly used to make Teflon, has been making news again. Also known as C8, because of its eight-carbon molecule, PFOA has been found in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, New York; Bennington, Vermont; Flint, Michigan; and Warrington, Pennsylvania, among many other places across the United States. Although the chemical was developed and long manufactured in the United States, it’s not just an American problem. PFOA has spread throughout the world.

In early April, a contingent from Keep Your Promises DuPont, an activist group representing residents of West Virginia and Ohio, traveled to the Netherlands and met with local politicians, scientists, Dordrecht residents, and the union representing workers at the plant.

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Any company company knowingly manufacturing compounds like this should be sued out of existence, and their senior executives should be serving hard time in jail; this is the only way to stop this practice, both nationally and internationally.

Even the money junkies are going to have to learn that you cannot poison people, and walk away without severe consequences.

Apr 21 08:23

Private Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide in Breakfast Foods; FDA mum on Its Assessments

If you started your day off with a whole wheat bagel and a bowl of instant strawberries-and-cream-flavored oatmeal today, you might think you made some fairly healthy breakfast choices.

You might want to think again.

According to a report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, testing procured from an independent laboratory found detectable levels of the herbicide glyphosate in oatmeal and bagels as well as coffee creamer and seven more products, for a total of 10 out of 24 breakfast food items showing levels of glyphosate - a chemical the World Health Organization’s cancer experts have linked to cancer.

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The cumulative effect of glyphosate has a murderous effect on the human system; Monsanto executives, and executives of the other large manufacturers of this kind of product product, should be tried, and convicted, for crimes against humanity.

Apr 21 08:22

Airlines To Charge For Window And Aisle Seats

Bad news for travelers who like to sit at the window or aisle seat when flying: airlines are considering charging passengers for the privilege.

Apr 21 07:58

Target Stores Make MASSIVE Announcement… Parents ARE FURIOUS!

Target just caved to pressure from the Obama administration and liberal activists. They have announced that any “transgendered” person can use the bathroom in their stores, according to the gender they associate with.

Now in Target stores, men are allowed to use the restroom next to your daughter. Once called perverted, this is now a “civil right.”

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Apr 21 07:57

U.S. acknowledges Israel’s unlawful killings, excessive force, torture, discrimination against Palestinians

The U.S. also confirms that Israeli government forces are responsible for unlawful killings and the use of excessive force and torture against Palestinians.
Note: We give Israel over 10 million dollars a day. Shame on U.S.

Apr 21 07:54

Cameroon: Samantha Power’s Motorcade Mows Down African Child and Flees the Scene

Samantha Power, the neocolonialist wolf in liberal, white, female clothing keeps up appearances even after her motorcade had mowed down an African child during her recent US PR tour of Cameroon.

Apr 21 07:54

The Palestinian Question: Why the Two-State Solution is Kaput

The radical Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron present what is certainly a candidate for being the ugliest face of Israel’s creeping annexation of of the West Bank. The expansion of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has reached a point that renders the so-called Two State Solution an impossibility.
Note: The answer is by force if necessary to make Israel obey all United Nations resolutions including withdrawal from occupied land.

Apr 21 07:46

Obama’s UK visit: The hostile reception for US president over Brexit vote ‘meddling’

Looks like Obama's Brit trip is going well.

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“This is an unwelcome interference from the most anti-British American president there has ever been. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer,” Farage said.

Senior Tory ‘leave’ campaigners have been just as withering in their commentary, with US-born London Mayor Boris Johnson accusing Obama of “outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.”

Apr 21 07:23

NBC News predicts populace to be RFID chipped in 2017

NBC’s Tom Costello told viewers in a recent piece that the future of America will soon be arriving, RFID chipping, and that it’s for our own good.

So what’s Costello talking about?

Fingerprints and iris scans are already a “reality at airports,” Costello said, also pointing out that “facial scans” are a reality too. But what about RFID chips implanted under the human skin? These chips can store your personal information, make payments, and open doors — they can also look for “terrorists.”

Apr 21 06:47

Criminal Charges Filed In Flint Tainted Water Disaster

April 20, 2016 - The first criminal charges were filed in the water debacle in Flint, Michigan, after contaminated drinking water left more than 150 children poisoned by dangerously high levels of lead. Two state regulators and one city employee have been charged with felonies. Dean Reynolds reports.

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Apr 21 05:24

US rejects Netanyahu’s pledge to hold onto Golan forever

The United States on Monday objected to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that the Golan Heights will forever remain under Israeli control, reiterating that it does not recognize the Jewish state’s claims to the strategic plateau.

Apr 21 05:22

Jared Kushner, Trump's Jewish Talmud-Trained Son-In-Law, Becomes 'Key Adviser' - Trump Begins Using Teleprompter

Kushner attended a Yeshiva school, specializing in the study of the Talmud. His newspaper the New York Observer, which he bought at age 25 in 2006, recently smeared 9/11 truthers as "fools" and "charlatans" who believe that Jews or space aliens did 9/11/2001.

Apr 21 05:17

Vice President Biden: Jewish leaders, pop culture drove gay marriage acceptance

"The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it's fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage," he said. "The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you."

Apr 21 05:14

US feels 'overwhelming frustration' with Israeli government, says Biden

The US vice-president, Joe Biden, has delivered an unusually sharp critique of the government of Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the Israeli prime minister is leading Israel in the wrong direction through his policies, including settlement building.

Apr 20 19:46

BazantMisconduct.com

This website attempts to provide sufficient information to encourage a campus wide discussion at Northwestern University as to whether Professor Zdenek Bazant’s published work on the fall of the WTC towers on 9/11/01 should be a cause for university wide concern.

Professor Bazant has played an important role in the national conversation about the fall of the World Trade Center towers in New York on 9/11.

His first paper on this matter, written with one of his graduate students, was submitted to peer review TWO DAYS after 9/11. While this does not show that he began the paper before 9/11/01, that possibility should be considered.

Apr 20 19:41

Saudi Arabia Blackmails Washington, Threatens To Crash The Dollar

Saudi Arabia plans to dump over $750 billion in U.S. Treasuries if Congress passes a bill revealing the kingdom’s role in 9/11. Here’s what that means to you.

Apr 20 18:39

Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature last week by a vote of 38 to 8.

Apr 20 18:00

Illinois Takes Steps To Decriminalize Pot Possession

Illinois may become the next state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana after its Senate passed legislation that would remove criminal penalties for possession. Instead, offenders would receive a fine.

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Apr 20 17:16

COMEDY CENTRAL: Harriet Tubman Leads An Army Of Bad Bitches

COMEDY CENTRAL DRUNK HISTORY

This is damn funny.

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Apr 20 15:44

Massive blast at Mexico oil factory, hundreds evacuated

Mexican emergency crews are responding to a major fire at a Pemex oil facility in the port city of Coatzacoalcos that started after a powerful explosion. Hundreds of people in nearby areas have been evacuated.

At least three factory workers are known to have been injured in the blast, Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said on its Twitter account. It reported that the blast took place at the Clorados 3 (Chlorine 3) plant, which is operated by Mexichem, an associate company.

Apr 20 15:42

LOOK OUT HUMA AND CHERYL: Hillary' Clinton's Top Aides ORDERED By Judge To Give Depositions In Email Case

This is completely separate from the FBI case.

MORE THAN 30,000 DELETED EMAILS

The passage I have excerpted below demonstrates exactly why these lawsuits matter. Do not forget that Hillary and her cover-up team deleted 30,000 emails from her private server before turning it over to the FBI. No one has seen those emails except her closest aides. However, there have been a few published FBI leaks over the past 4 months hinting that the bureau has been able to find the deleted files.

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Apr 20 15:08

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

Can you believe it? We’re in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval Office, swore that he would close Guantánamo, and yet it and everything it represents remains part of our all-American world.
Note: Disgrace and shame from our government.

Apr 20 15:05

This man is sentenced to die in prison over marijuana

Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran, is sentenced to die in prison thanks to a mandatory sentence involving marijuana.

Brooker was growing about three dozen marijuana plants behind his son's house in Alabama, reportedly for his own medical use. But when Alabama officials found out, they prosecuted Brooker, putting him in prison for life without the possibility of parole.

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Apr 20 14:35

Flint water crisis defendants could lead to higher-ups

The first round of criminal charges against three men involved in the handling of the Flint water crisis will likely set the stage for a broader investigation that could reach higher, legal experts say.

"That's how you build these cases, you start from the lower levels and work your way up," said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches law at Wayne State University. "The question is how much can the lower level help? Nobody is ever satisfied with getting the sort of mid-level bureaucrat."

Charged today were Mike Glasgow, Flint's laboratory and water quality supervisor; Mike Prysby, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official, and Stephen Busch, the suspended Lansing district coordinator of the Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance.

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Apr 20 14:32

‘We fund terrorists, if those terrorists serve our purposes’ – retired US Lt. Col.

US authorities are continuing the gravy train for many Washington bureaucracies, increasing insecurity around the world, according to retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski . The more conflict the bigger the market place for arms, she adds.

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Apr 20 13:16

Shock: Denver Schools To Patrol Students With Military-Style Rifles: "Certainly Ratchets Up A Notch"

Are they being protected from potential violence, or indoctrinated in a police state society where even children are under sharp suspicion, and misbehavior is criminalized?

A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, a move that appears unprecedented even as more schools arm employees in response to mass violence elsewhere.

The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns.

Because Sandy Hook...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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Apr 20 12:55

Ted Cruz's Night Of Humiliation Continues As He LOSES To Ben Carson In New York

More precisely, he got whooped by a man in a coma who wasn't even running.

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Apr 20 12:27

Drive A Car — Waive Your Constitutional Rights

In recent years, the legislatures of some states have criminalized a driver’s choice to assert his constitutional right not to be subject to an unlawful search and seizure. These legislatures have enacted laws which make it a crime for a driver to refuse to consent to searches and seizures via breathalyzer and blood chemical tests after being placed under arrest after a routine traffic stop.

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Apr 20 12:13

‘Saudis Did 9/11’ is a Zionist Ruse

The Saudi rulers – as corrupt, autocratic and reprehensible as they are – are little more than slavish middle-mangers of the American-Zionist Empire, a far cry from the domineering Caesarian overlords that the deceptive mainstream media and some Zionist apologists in the alternative media want to make them out to be. Middle-managers cannot organize the biggest conspiracy of the 21st century, hoodwinking the world’s foremost superpower and somehow managing to get away with it.

Apr 20 12:12

Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

A federal employee of the National Park Service who offers guided tours of Independence Hall in Philadelphia -- the birthplace of the Constitution -- stunned a group of tourists this week by telling them the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were the product of "class elites who were just out to protect their privileged status."

Mary A. Hogan, a federal employee making in excess of $95,000 per year in salary and benefits, provided a tour Monday afternoon at Independence Hall laced with factual inaccuracies and disparaging comments about the Founders and the Constitution.

Apr 20 11:47

Liberland: The Plan to Build a New Libertarian Nation in Europe

It’s been over a year since Vít Jedli?ka first tried his hand at nation building. The libertarian activist and Czech politician jokingly proposed creating a new freedom loving nation in Europe last April. Jokingly that is, until tens of thousands of people requested citizenship. As of this writing over 400,000 people have signed up to his project (more than his hypothetical nation could even support).

So what’s so appealing about this nation, which Jedli?ka has dubbed “Liberland?” Other than the fact that taxes would be voluntary, and the state would have a minimalist, Swiss style government, there is some plausibility to this idea. The territory that he wants to annex exists in a state of ‘terra nullis.’ In other words, this is no man’s land. No other nation has sovereignty over it.

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Apr 20 11:44

Dept Won’t Identify Cop Who Showed up at Couple’s Home Without a Warrant and Lost It When They Refused a Search

Welcome to America, where you never know when the gestapo is going to knock on your door and attempt to search you for “crimes” that you didn’t commit, especially if you answer the door armed with a gun you legally own. In fact, it’s a lot like that old saying about if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Well, is living in America a crime until a cop shows up?

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Apr 20 11:41

Australia’s Manus Island Refugee Detention Camp

The refugee processing system is incarceration by another name, a replica of torment and brutality that many asylum seekers flee. A calculus is at play: braving the lethal seas in the hope of arriving in Australia, only to be rendered to foreign Pacific centres with the charming hotel credentials of Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo. The only difference lies in the fashion sense: an absence of colourful jumpsuits.

The offshore gulag that Australian policy makers insist on running has effectively enacted the greatest grotesquery of an imperial project, a modern anti-refugee manifestation of the White Man’s Burden. It has strong-armed weaker, poorer states into a policing enterprise. It has done so through buccaneering private security firms. It has corrupted local officials in the higher goal of Australian security while brutalising segments of the local population.

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As reported in TIME magazine on line in March of 2014:

Canberra says it's a matter of security and deterring people smugglers, but detainees pay a heavy price RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People Should Stop Asking About Jon Snow Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People… U.K. Will Be 'Permanently Poorer' If It Leaves E.U., Says Treasury Secretary U.K. Will Be 'Permanently Poorer' If It Leaves E.U., Says… Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race You Won't Believe What She Looks Like Now Promoted You Won't Believe What She Looks Like Now Recommended by In 1992, Australia introduced a mandatory detention policy for non-citizens entering the country without a valid visa. It was intended to be a risk-management tool, enabling the health and security status of refugees and illegal immigrants to be checked while preventing such arrivals from simply vanishing into the general population. While that sounds reasonable on paper, the reality is that there are today around 10,000 men, women and children detained indefinitely, without hope of release unless they agree to return to the countries they risked their lives to flee in the first place. Just under half that number are being held in squalid detention centers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the South Pacific island of Nauru that are breeding grounds for rape, rioting, malaria and mental illness, and that bear the look and feel of concentration camps. “If a liberal democracy decides a group of people, depending on where they come from, can have their liberty placed in jeopardy without the ability to defend themselves, then the consequences are very dire – not only for that specific group but for everyone in that country that supposedly lives under the rule of law,” says David Mann, head of the legal team at Melbourne’s Refugee and Immigration Legal Center. “It casts a very dark shadow over Australia’s commitment to human rights and fundamental respect for human dignity.” The government’s view is that Australia’s security must come first. “Security assessments are an important part of ensuring the safety of Australians,” the Attorney-General’s office told TIME. The authorities also say that holding asylum-seekers in places like PNG deters people smuggling. “The Government’s offshore processing policy is designed to prevent people smugglers sending illegal boats to Australia, which over the last five years has resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people at sea and more than 15,000 people in camps around the world being denied resettlement in Australia, as their places were taken by people who arrived illegally by boat,” a spokesperson for the Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection said. “These policies are proving to be highly effective, with 75 days having passed without a successful people smuggling venture to Australia.” Critics however point to the harsh and often dangerous conditions of the camps. Last month, at a detention center on PNG’s Manus Island, a 23-year-old Iranian national, Reza Barati, was found dead with a blunt force trauma to the head, and 76 others refugees were shot or otherwise wounded, after local security guards responded to a protest by the 1,100 predominantly Middle Eastern asylum seekers kept there. The bloodshed sparked hundreds of candlelight vigils across Australia, including a 4000-strong protest in front of Sydney’s Town Hall. Hunger strikes took place at a number of other detention centers, and widespread condemnations were made by respected figures such former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, who oversaw the successful integration of thousands of Vietnamese refugees fleeing war in the late 1970s. Numerous social media campaigns have also surfaced to vent disapproval, including the website sorryasylumseekers.com where Australians post selfies taken while bearing placards reading “Not in my name".

Australia, you are better than this!!

Apr 20 11:35

Machiavellian or dumb? Obama's take on Hillary Clinton's emails is hard to figure out

His efforts to minimize his former secretary of state's diversion of emails from government-secured servers to her own non-secure home server by calling it “careless” may actually harm her in the eyes of the public or even serve as a dog whistle to the FBI. That’s because carelessness is a species of negligence, and espionage, which is the failure to safeguard state secrets by removing them from their proper place of custody, is the rare federal crime that can be proved by negligence -- to be precise, gross negligence.

Gross negligence is the failure to perform a high legal duty with the great probability of an improper result -- for example, driving a car 90 miles per hour in New York's Times Square. The high legal duty Clinton had was to safeguard state secrets; the improper result is the exposure of those secrets contained in her emails.

What did she do that was criminal, and who was harmed by her behavior?

Apr 20 11:22

The bad smell hovering over the global economy

All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have decided that things aren’t so bad after all.

Put your ear to the ground though, and it is possible to hear the blades whirring. Far away, preparations are being made for helicopter drops of money onto the global economy. With due honour to one of Humphrey Bogart’s many great lines from Casablanca: “Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon.”

Central banks, of course, swear blind that they are fully in control and that there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps not, but something doesn’t smell right. The fact that economists at Deutsche Bank published a helpful cut-out-and-keep guide to helicopter money last week is a straw in the wind.

Apr 20 11:16

HILARIOUS: Ted Cruz Makes Sexual Reference In Concession Speech Last Night, Creeps Out Entire Nation

Creepy Ted got his ass handed to him on a Canadian Platter.

I will not spoil the surprise...

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Apr 20 10:26

Greater Troubles Ahead: “The Crash In Oil ALREADY Happened and Stocks Will Likely Follow”

The crash in oil and gas prices was deliberately accelerated to undermine several nations around the world whose economies, and social welfare systems, have been overly dependent upon high prices.

If the oil market bubble can implode (as it already has) in such a way due to the striking of fundamentals, then stocks can also be destabilized as well. It will happen, and I believe 2016 is the year it will happen.

Oil was the most recent system to be undermined, and stocks will likely follow before the year is out. The fall in oil and the circus at Doha signals a change in strategy by the globalists. It signals a shift towards the controlled demolition of our economy and the centralization of fiscal power into a single global administrative entity. Order out of chaos.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 20 10:13

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ADMIT TO ECONOMIC FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS

False flag attacks don’t just involve physical deaths and wars …

They also involve faked economic events and financial casualties.

For example, two officials of the International Monetary Fund said last month that they needed the threat of an imminent financial catastrophe to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, and – as the Greek government put it (via Bloomberg) – the IMF was “considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe.”

High-level officials also admitted to intentionally destroying their own nations’ economies in order to “justify” structural economic reforms.

For example, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Japanese central bank officials admitted that they kept Japan’s economy in a deflationary crisis to promote “structural reform” which would allow the Japanese economy to be looted by foreign interests. Japanese central bank officials admitted the same thing.

Apr 20 09:54

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY RELEASES VIDEO AFTER ATTEMPTED COUP BY CRUZ SUPPORTERS: “I’M STILL IN CHARGE” (VIDEO)

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment.

Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old.

On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally.

But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s decision.

Two weeks ago Phyllis Schlafly released several board members for disloyalty to the organization.
The group was planning to hold rogue board meeting to take over the Eagle Forum.

Last week the rogue Cruz supporters attempted a coup at Eagle Forum.

They held a non-sanctioned meeting and reportedly blocked Phyllis Schlafly from their conference call.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the Cruz people to have done this, and not believe it would have catastrophic impact on his campaign, demonstrates both unbelievable hubris, and desperation on the cusp of madness!

There are many issues where I disagree with Mrs. Schlafly, but I absolutely defend her right to speak her mind, both publicly and privately.

Apr 20 09:48

Drone video of Japan quake damage

Apr 20 09:47

SCIENTISTS WORK TO DESTROY OLD POLIO VACCINE AFTER ADMITTING IT CAUSES POLIO

Clinics around the world are destroying an old, problematic polio vaccine in favor of a new oral one, in an unprecedented effort that has never before been attempted.
The problem with the old vaccine? It was causing polio. Oops.

The massive global eradication effort takes place within the next few weeks at thousands of sites in 155 different countries, and requires a complete destruction of every single vial of the vaccine for the worldwide plan to work.

“Health workers have been taught to destroy the old vaccine by boiling it, incinerating it, even burying it in the ground,” reports NPR.org.

The old vaccine, health experts claim, targeted a polio strain – type 2 – that has been all but wiped out since 1999. Since vaccines contain live, but weakened strains of the viruses they intend to fight, the strains often mutate and can cause polio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are a parent of a kid who is scheduled for a polio vaccine injection, email this article to your Doctor's office, and ask them if they are aware as to whether they are using the old vaccine, or the new one.

If they do not know, cancel that appointment until they do, and let your kid's school know precisely why Johnny isn't getting his polio vaccine jab.

In a just world, the head of vaccine manufacturers, knowing this was the case, would be headed off to jail for most of the rest of their miserable lives; but after the Homeland Security Act in 2002, which held vaccine makers harmless and indemnified them from ANY damage their products might cause, when it comes to pharmaceuticals, the US is no long a just country.

I am NOT an anti-vaxxer; but in the world of pharmaceutical trickery, thuggery, and sharp practices which puts profits uber alles, I have learned that knowledge is power.

So arm yourselves, intellectually, with knowledge before you ever let a physician stick a needle into your arm, or the arm of someone you love.

Apr 20 09:25

Mazel tov! Florida Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera has a quickie bar mitzvah in Israel

Lopez-Cantera, a candidate for the U.S. Senate this fall, brought up his bar mitzvah with the Miami Herald during a brief interview Monday after an event at the Jewish Community Center in Davie, where Gov. Rick Scott held a ceremonial bill signing to create a Holocaust Memorial in Tallahassee.
Note: Another holocau$t Memorial! This is getting better than a pass to all the parks at Disney World!

Apr 20 09:02

FLASHBACK 2010 - What Has America Become by Ken Huber of Tawas City

Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?

Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

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