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CURRENT EVENTS

Feb 09 09:33

Vaccinations are “an excellent investment” offering a return of up to $44 for every $1 spent, finds team at John Hopkins in study of 94 countries.

This is the result of a new study, published in the journal Health Affairs. Projected vaccination rates of 94 low- and middle-income countries from 2011 to 2020 were used to determine the economic benefits.

Feb 09 09:29

NH Voters Receive Shady, Potentially Illegal ‘Voter Shaming’ Letters

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz received significant criticism when he sent a similar mailer out to voters in Iowa. Businessman Donald Trump implied that the Texas senator stole the caucus from him, in part, because he sent out the mailer.

Feb 09 09:26

Hillary Clinton Just Got The Worst News Possible Before The New Hampshire Primary!

I am actually starting to believe that this may lead to an indictment. I hope that FBI Director Comey stands up to the bureaucracy in this administration. It would restore a lot of the trust that is missing in America..

The FBI has finally confirmed what has been suspected by most people for many months now – there is a formal, federal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Feb 09 09:10

Mafia BLM Burns Rancher Property and Cows to Show They Own This Joint

Feb 09 09:10

CDC-Oxford ‘Death Gene’ Is Key To The Brazilian Babies Riddle

The mobilization of 500,000 soldiers and public-health workers to spray pesticides across Brazil is effectively terminating a controversial British-American biotechnology project that has released millions of gene-engineered mosquitoes in a backfired experiment to combat the dengue fever virus (DENV). The Oxitec gene-manipulation technique called RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) is widely suspected of spreading a new virulent strain of ZIKA virus, and the Brazilian outbreak in turn raises fears of a link to microcephaly or reduced brain size in human embryos. (Oxitec is a corporate spinoff of Oxford University, even though most of its researchers are with less prestigious British schools or from the United States.)

Feb 09 09:06

Iowa Peace Activist Facing Felony Charges for Breaking Northrup Grumman Windows

Jessica Reznicek, 34, an Iowa peace activist, was arraigned yesterday and charged with two felonies for breaking three windows with a sledgehammer at the Northrup Grumman facility outside the Omaha Nebraska Strategic Air Command at Offut Air Force base. After her court appearance she was returned to the Sarpy County Jail where she has remained on $100,000 bond since her action on December 27. Reznicek, who has no plans to post a cash bond, is facing up to twenty years in prison if convicted on both counts. Her trial is set for May 24.

Feb 09 09:06

Head Of DNC Posts DUMBEST Tweet In Twitter History… Wow

While the Republicans held a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday night, their eighth debate of the primary season thus far, Schultz seemed to accuse them of trying to hide their debate on a weekend night, according to BizPac Review.

This is actually quite funny, as Schultz and her DNC have been accused of doing the same thing numerous times during this campaign season.

Feb 09 08:45

What Apartments You Can Get For $1500 In The Most Expensive US Cities

Here is a list of one bedroom apartments and their rental price in different expensive cities of America.

Feb 09 08:39

Appeasing Iran, Then Shortchanging Israel

The Israeli DEBKAfile news site reports that Israeli officials meeting with the Obama administration’s National Security Council at the White House were denied a request for additional $1.9 billion in military aid to counter new and enhanced threats. The threats include the increased arms Iran will be able to give the Hezbollah terrorist group with the tens of billions of dollars Tehran will have available from the nuclear deal’s lifting of sanctions.
Note: President Harry Truman quote "The Jews, I find are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog."

Feb 09 08:35

Seventy years of harassing political establishment and people of Europe

Contrary to appearances, the decision of the United States to investigate a possible Russian aid to anti-European parties is not intended to protect Europeans from foreign interference. This is quite the opposite. For 70 years, Washington controls the West European politics prohibiting all forms of genuine democracy.

Feb 09 08:02

A Whiff of Methane and the Odor of Corruption

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

“Oh! Sure. Twice, just last week,” answered Porter Ranch resident Jim Baker to the question about whether the smell of methane gas was reaching his home. “Smells like, well… it’s an oily smell,” continued Jim. “No. You can’t always smell it. It’s when the wind is slack, that’s when it comes down on the houses.”

Indeed. Residents across the affluent north Los Angeles, CA suburb of Porter Ranch report the same smell. Not good: methane gas is poison. On day one of an on-scene look at the world’s largest natural gas leak, which every day spews uncontrolled at extremely high pressure the equivalent greenhouse gas pollution of 4.5 million cars, another distinct smell is becoming obvious: political corruption...

Feb 08 23:17

Relief well is closing in on Porter Ranch gas leak

A relief well is within 20 feet of reaching the leaking Southern California Gas Co. well in Aliso Canyon that released tons of methane into the air and led to the dislocation of thousands of residents, regulatory and company officials said Monday.

Once they can access the leak — which is about 1.6 miles below ground — crews will cap the well with cement.

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Feb 08 19:45

Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus

This is the NFL: a warped moral universe where Peyton is a hero, Cam is a villain, we all cuss each other out on social media, and the guys in the backroom count the money laughing at the rubes. They say, “The NFL Is Family,” but maybe Commissioner Roger Goodell’s marketeers are making a cheeky organized-crime reference, since it is not a family worth claiming as your own. •

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Feb 08 18:51

Hillary Clinton has accepted campaign contributions from two major prison lobbyists, Wall Street, and the oil and gas industry, yet promises progressive stances against all these interests.

Several years before Bernie Sanders zoomed towards a virtual tie in national polls with Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren began the discussion about Wall Street's influence in American politics. Warren even declared in 2014 that a portion of President Obama's Omnibus bill "was written by Citigroup lobbyists." Few politicians have directly accused investment banks of writing U.S. laws.

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Feb 08 18:49

Mexico won't pay a cent for Trump's 'stupid wall'

Donald Trump may want to build a wall across the U.S. southern border to keep Mexican migrants out but don't expect Mexico to pay for it, former President Felipe Calderon told CNBC, calling the billionaire a "not very well-informed man."

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Feb 08 15:25

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel's crimes

Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies.

Feb 08 15:03

As Obama Plots Ban, Court Upholds “Fundamental Right to Assault Weapons”

Personal ownership of assault weapons just withstood 'strictest form of judicial scrutiny' and won.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state’s prohibition on what the court called “the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens” amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 08 14:54

Flint’s Crisis Is About More Than Water

What is in the mind of someone who knowingly poisons children and impairs their lives? Why did the politicians, regulators and bureaucrats who knew the water in Flint, Mich., was toxic lie about the danger for months? What does it say about a society that is ruled by, and refuses to punish, those who willfully destroy the lives of children?

Feb 08 14:47

Days After Saudi Announcement, UAE Is Also “Prepared” To Send Ground Troops To Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

Only days after Saudi Arabia announced its foolishness to the world in a statement revealing that the feudal Gulf monarchy is prepared to send ground troops to Syria under the guise of fighting a terror group it actually supports, the United Arab Emirates made a similar announcement...

Feb 08 14:35

Even More UN Peacekeeper Gang Rapes Reported, This Time in Central Africa

Everyone is outraged, and rightly so, over the “rapefugees” scandal that’s being covered up in cities across Europe, but those same people don’t seen to realize there was already a scourge of mass rapes going on, just at the hands of people in uniforms sent by the UN instead of asylum seekers.

You never see that one on the mainstream nightly news, do ya? The media blackout on United Nations Gang Rapists is even thicker than the one on mass rapes by asylum seekers.

Not even kidding, Europe. You better hope the UN doesn’t call peacekeepers in to help with “violence” related to the refugee influx.

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Feb 08 14:28

Yet Another Person Guilty of Terrorism After Being Set Up by the FBI

By Derrick Broze

In April 2015, 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr. was arrested after he attempted to build a bomb made with inert materials provided by the FBI. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, believed he was building a 1,000-pound car bomb to attack Fort Riley, Kansas.

Booker was unaware that the bomb was fake and the two men he believed were working with Daesh (ISIS) were actually FBI informants...

Feb 08 14:22

They think you are terrorists!!! Fusion center targets attendees of LaVoy Finicum funeral

A Utah fusion center warned law enforcement over the threat posed by patriots, including women and children, who were attending the LaVoy Finicum funeral.

Feb 08 14:19

The Neocons Do Not Want Peace In The World:Paul Craig Roberts

endless wars and endless reaping to benefit the banksters

Feb 08 14:18

BLM Lights Unattended Fires Around People's Land, Burns Cows Alive, Threatens Ranchers with Arrest if They Intervene

This should shed a lot more light on what happened in Oregon. While many people may not agree with the tactics the patriot militia used up there at the wildlife refuge, if the government comes and sets multiple fires around your land and walks away, leaving it to burn and potentially burn your animals alive and burn down your home while putting your neighbors in jail and labeling them as terrorists for actually doing a controlled burning of encroaching vegetation that doesn't endanger everyone around it, well...

What would you do?

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Feb 08 14:16

Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

Anderson Cooper: "But did you have to be paid $675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?"
Hillary Clinton: "Well, I don't know. That's what they offered."
Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered."
It was not what they offered -- it was what Team Hillary demanded.
A review of her 2014 tax return posted on her website shows that $225,000 was her minimum fee.
Note: If all the liars in our government were deported Washington D.C. would be a ghost town.

Feb 08 14:15

As New Hampshire primary looms, Hillary makes personal pitch to voters

On Saturday, Clinton spoke candidly about the difficulties and double-standards she faces as a female politician — a topic she rarely addresses other than to promote the historic nature of her candidacy.

“The fact is I do have a somewhat narrower path that I try to walk and I do think sometimes it comes across as a little more restrained, a little more careful, and I am sure that is true,” Clinton said during a town hall in Henniker, New Hampshire. “I am who I am, I can’t do some sort of personality transformation.”

(*That "pitch" was low and outside !)

Feb 08 14:12

PayPal Uses Slick Super Bowl Ad to Promote Cashless Society

Banks and governments all over the world have been pushing for a cashless society in recent years. They demonize cash at every turn, because they don’t want you to buy and sell anonymously. They want every transaction to exist in their surveillance grid. They don’t want the accountability that cash provides. Instead, they’d rather have the power to confiscate your wealth on a whim and impose negative interest rates. Above all else, they want to hinder your ability to save for the future.

So it’s no surprise that they would use slick propaganda to make cash seem dirty and old-fashioned, which is exactly what this PayPal advertisement is designed to do.

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Feb 08 14:07

Nashua city clerk expects 65 percent voter turnout for primary

NASHUA — About 33,000 Gate City residents are expected to hit the polls Tuesday for New Hampshire’sd the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, with an estimated 2,000 people registering as new voters, the city clerk estimates.

“We are looking at a 65 percent turnout, but it is hard so say. Of course, it depends on the snow,” City Clerk Patricia Piecuch said.

Feb 08 13:53

Negative Interest Rates Destroying World Economy: “Doom-and-Gloom Outlook for Banks in Europe”

Things are severely distorted and European banks face "negative investment" crisis due to negative rates...

Europe’s bank index has posted its longest weekly string of losses since 2008 […] the Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Index has logged six straight weeks of declines.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 08 13:52

Snow begins to set in across state (*NH); up to 8 inches possible

Storm will span into Primary Tuesday
UPDATED 3:24 PM EST Feb 08, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. —A nor'easter began bringing snow to New Hampshire on Monday afternoon. Up to 8 inches of snow is possible in some southeastern areas.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the Granite State, while a winter storm warning has been activated for coastal Rockingham County.

Feb 08 13:49

Radioactive Water Is Leaking From NY Nuclear Plant, Governor Warns

In an era where lead, bacteria, fracking and Fukushima are all competing to see which can be the most destructive to clean drinking water supplies in the United States, a new contender has emerged...

Feb 08 13:02

School Shooters Will Be Shot: Some Oklahoma Schools Post Warning Signs Staff May Be Armed

Some schools have decided those "gun free zone" signs they post out front might as well be akin to "Hey, unarmed victims here!" and have decided instead to start warning people their staff is armed.

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Feb 08 11:50

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Believe that Both Parties Are Too Corrupt to Change Anything … Want a Revolution

We’ve previously noted that polls show that Americans are in a “pre-revolutionary” mood, that less than 1 in 5 Americans think that the government has the “consent of the governed”, that government corruption tops the list of Americans’ fears, and that 3 times as many Americans supported King George during the Revolutionary War than support our OWN Congress today.

You might assume that such statements are over-the-top … or that the results come from partisan pollsters.

But a group of Republican and Democratic pollsters and political strategists reviewed polling data last week, and revealed some stunning results:

Feb 08 11:35

Contracts between police and city authorities, leaked after hackers breached the website of the country’s biggest law enforcement union, contain guarantees that disciplinary records and complaints made against officers are kept secret or even destroyed.

A Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts obtained from the servers of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) found that more than a third featured clauses allowing – and often mandating – the destruction of records of civilian complaints, departmental investigations, or disciplinary actions after a negotiated period of time.

Feb 08 11:25

Sgt. Joe Biggs from InfoWars Arrested/Pepper Sprayed


Periscope Channel show him and girlfriend Merissa arguing and scuffling with a security guard. At one point Sgt. Joe Biggs can be heard struggling to yell "I can't breathe, I can't breathe!" Austin PD arrives and detains a disoriented Biggs. The security guard claims he was assaulted while attempting to restrain in the InfoWars reporter and retired Army Vet.. Reason is not yet known as to what caused the confrontation in the first place.

Feb 08 11:14

Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary presidential run

One of the women who has accused former U.S. President Bill Clinton of sexual assault says she has agreed to work for an anti-Clinton political group being formed by a former advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer who says Bill Clinton groped her in an Oval Office hallway in 1993 when she came to him tearfully seeking a paid job, said she had agreed to become a paid national spokeswoman for a group being created by Roger Stone.

Stone, a Republican strategist, said the group would become active should Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton's wife, win the Democratic nomination in the 2016 race for the White House. Clinton is currently the front runner.

"This gives me more of an opportunity to get this message out to young voters who weren't even born or don't even remember what happened and to the women who have suffered," Willey told Reuters.

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I would like to strongly remind Ms. Willey to be wearing her Kevlar outfits, to not "get depressed", and not to travel in small aircraft.

Feb 08 11:03

Penguin alters natural migration each year to visit the man who saved his life and nursed him back to health five years ago

Five years ago, a retired bricklayer called Joao Pereira de Souza found a penguin drenched in oil on the beach near his home in Brazil. Realising the bird would be doomed if left unaided, Joao took him home, cleaned him up and fed him sardines. And named him Jingjing.

Feb 08 10:33

Erdogan: US Must Choose Between Turkey and Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today issued an angry condemnation after US envoy to he ISIS War Brett McGurk visited the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, asking how he could trust the US while they associate with the “terrorists in Kobani.”

Erdogan went on to warn that the US is ultimately going to have to choose whether its partner is Turkey or the Syrian Kurds. The State Department didn’t directly address this, simply saying they view the Kurdish PKK as “a terrorist organization.”

The US has long said that of the PKK, but is overtly backing the Kurdish YPG in northern Syria. Turkey insists that the two are essentially the same group, and at times Erdogan and other top Turkish leaders have also claimed the PKK and YPG are the same as ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By not involving the Kurds in a rational, political process inside Turkey, Edrogan may well be looking at generating a civil war inside his own country. As reported in last November's huffpo:

Would it have been better if the AKP hadn't won a majority in Turkey's elections Sunday? Based on the mood of those who don't support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, you would think so. But the truth is, it wouldn't have made much difference. Against Erdogan's authoritarianism, only relentless persistence and a true alternative will one day prevail. The AKP won because Erdogan used two dirty weapons. One: violence against the Kurdish political movement, including the armed PKK. And two: authoritarianism. He killed civilians in the Kurdish majority Southeast during day-long curfews and "operations," bombed the PKK in Turkey and in the Qandil mountains in Iraq, jailed democratically elected mayors, didn't do anything to prevent violence against offices and rallies of the HDP (the leftist party rooted in the Kurdish movement) and increased the pressure on newspapers not yet under his control. And it worked -- he won 49 percent of the vote. Not that it has anything to do with democracy whatsoever, of course. The victory is soaked in suppression and blood. And the chance that Erdogan has had enough now is small. More media will be raided. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to fight the PKK until the last man is standing, and Erdogan outright denied an agreement between the Kurds and the state reached earlier this year. The war rhetoric to gain votes didn't change to talk of peace after the majority was won back: Erdogan hurried to rant against the PKK in his first address after the polling stations closed.

What Edrogan wants to see happen to the Kurds is genocide, plain and simple.

To say that this guy is a loose cannon is like saying the Titanic hit a little ice. He appears to be getting more and more unhinged every day, and I do not believe that the Turkish Constitution has an element in it like the the 25th Amendment to the American Constitution, which provides for the removal of a President if he or she, for mental or physical reasons, is no longer able to carry out their duties.

Also, the fact that this country holds NATO status right now is more than a little scary. NATO was supposed to be a collection of democratic countries, but the anti-democratic bias of the last election in Turkey means that we have a dictatorship in this country, masquerading as a democracy.

To take the heat off of him for his domestic persecution of the Kurds, he may well haul off and attack Syria on his own (and the US may be impotent to stop him); if Russia counter attacks, he could well invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which, through treaty, forces NATO members to come to each other's aid, if attacked by Russia.

That was very much how World War I started, due to treaty obligations.

IF I were John Kerry right now, understanding what a loose cannon and geopolitical liability Erdogan has become, because of the desperate situation into which he has put his country's economy, starting with shooting down a Russia fighter last year which resulted in Russian sanctions against Turkey, I would be on the phone with Edrogan right now, telling him to cool it.

Feb 08 10:30

San Francisco police officers handcuffed a car-theft victim, ran his name for warrants and then released him into the waiting arms of federal immigration agents, records show, in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws

Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months and spoke at a news conference Friday. Afterward, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have ended up in the custody of immigration agents.

Feb 08 10:00

Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

Anderson Cooper: "But did you have to be paid $675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?"

Hillary Clinton: "Well, I don't know. That's what they offered."

Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered."

It was not what they offered -- it was what Team Hillary demanded.

A review of her 2014 tax return posted on her website shows that $225,000 was her minimum fee.

She received $225,000 for 34 of the 41 speeches listed on her tax return. Of the remaining 7 speeches, two were for 250,000 and the others for $265,000, $275,000, $285,000, $305,000 and $400,000. In total she received $9,680,000 for these speaking engagements in 2013.

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And a short memo to Carl Bernstein: a person with ethics would have seen the problems which would have come from accepting those speaking fees from Wall Street firms.

This concept of ethics is found nowhere in Hillary Clinton's DNA.

Feb 08 09:52

CRISIS HOT UKRAINE’S ECONOMIC MINISTER RESIGNS, CITING HIGH-LEVEL CORRUPTION

This is what happens when an honest man, with high ideals, gets caught up in a US-controlled crony operation.

Ukraine’s minister for economic development and trade, Aivaras Abromavi?ius , a financial expert who was brought in to help Kiev with reforms, has announced his resignation, citing financial corruption at top levels of the state.

“Neither me, nor my team have any desire to serve as a cover-up for the covert corruption, or become puppets for those who, very much like the ‘old’ government, are trying to exercise control over the flow of public funds,” Abromavi?ius said in his official statement on Wednesday.
His ministry’s reform efforts have been “paralyzed” by the “concrete actions” of certain officials and groups, Abromavi?ius said, adding that he has been pressured by the president’s administration to appoint “questionable individuals” to his team or to key positions in state-owned enterprises.

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The US's "Grand Experiment" with Ukraine is beginning to implode, and their economy is just barely one step away from absolute catastrophe.

Feb 08 09:49

FBI Arrests Nearly Every Single Elected Official In A Texas Town

Only two of the elected officials in a remote Texas town were left unscathed after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested six members under a federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes and helping an illegal gambling operator in exchange for favors, the Associated Press reported. Those arrested in Crystal City, Texas include the mayor, the city attorney who is also the city manager, two current councilmen, and a former councilman.

Feb 08 09:36

NEW BILL MAY FORCE POLITICIANS TO GET DRUG TESTED

West Virginia just joined a number of other states in proposing to drug test welfare recipients, despite studies proving such testing does nothing but waste taxpayer money. So, a legislator in that state devised the ideal counter-measure: mandatory drug testing for lawmakers.

House Delegate Shawn Fluharty has now introduced a bill requiring legislators to be tested for drugsbefore each voting session — and those who fail would be prohibited from voting and denied pay.
“I think the public expects us to adhere to the rules that we try to legislate,” said Fluharty in an interview with WTRF. “We have 134 people down here and we should be on their dime living within the standards that we implement. There’s no reason we shouldn’t do it.”

While drug testing those who receive welfare was initiated in several states ostensibly hoping to catch users and abusers to kick them off public assistance, thereby saving substantial cash, it hasn’t worked out that way — not even close.

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I really think this should happen at the national level; drug testing on politicians, that is!!! :-)

Feb 08 09:23

China, Russia and Iran planning gold backed currency

The latest Sino-Iranian rapprochement has prompted a lively debate regarding the new Eurasian “world order.” “Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Tehran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden Triangle, of nations committed to peaceful economic development, is now in place,” American-German researcher, historian and strategic risk consultant F. William Engdahl writes in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

Feb 08 09:23

Trump Tried To Give $100K Bribe To Vets To Be ‘Props’ At His Rally – They Told Him To Screw Himself

Five-time draft deferment Donald Trump tried to buy the love of American soldiers so he could use them at his rally, and it went about as well as one might expect.
It’s obvious why Donald Trump would want to appear as if he had the troops on his side: He’s spent much of his campaign insulting them. Whether it was implying that POWs were “losers” or mistakenly featuring the servicemen of other countries (including Nazis and Russian soldiers) in his political ads, it’s clear that Trump has only a surface-deep appreciation of all the sacrifices America’s military has made.

Feb 08 09:19

Taiwan quake: Several killed, hundreds rescued from collapsed buildings

Multiple buildings, including a high-rise residential tower, have collapsed killing at least 5 and injuring dozens after a 6.4 magnitude quake struck southern Taiwan. Over 220 have been saved as emergency teams continue to scour through the rubble.

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Feb 08 08:48

Family claims US lesbian couple were jailed for 25 years in Kuwait ‘for being gay’

The family of a US soldier has said that she and her girlfriend were jailed for 25 years on “false” charges because of their sexuality.
Monique Coverson served in the US military for seven years, before moving to Kuwait along with her partner Larissa.
However, the pair were arrested on drugs charges and now face up to 25 years in jail. The charges, according to Coverson’s family, are entirely false.

Feb 08 08:47

Joe Biggs from INFOWARS Arrested!! Spread this!!

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The first half of the video is commentary. The actual video of the arrest comes later.

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Feb 08 08:21

Two NYU Students Say They Were Racially Profiled At A Marco Rubio Event

Two journalism graduate students said they were racially profiled at a Marco Rubio town hall on Sunday in New Hampshire.
The students, who are black, attended the event with a group from New York University as part of a reporting trip to cover the days before the New Hampshire primary. The students did not have press credentials, but rather attended as part of the general public.

Feb 08 08:19

Man sells British fresh air to wealthy Chinese elite for £80 a jar

A businessman is raking in thousands of pounds selling jars of ‘fresh air’ to people in China for £80 each.
Leo De Watts, 27, sells air collected in the British countryside and ships it over to polluted cities Shanghai and Beijing, where the wealthy elite pay a hefty sum for a few seconds of inhalation.

Feb 08 07:56

Hawaii Vaccine Bill Dead On Arrival

After significant public outcry against a Hawaii state bill that many claim would have led to mandatory vaccination, Hawaii lawmakers have wisely...

Feb 08 07:12

'Iraq Was Invaded to Secure Israel,' Says Senator Hollings

When a prominent American political figure speaks boldly about Jewish-Zionist power, that's news. So the remarks by South Carolina's senior Senator that Iraq was invaded "to secure Israel," and that "everybody" in Washington knows it, are indeed remarkable ... Bush's motive in going to war for Israeli interests, charged Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, was to get Jewish support in election campaigns.

Feb 08 07:07

American Lawmakers Must Pledge to Support Israel or Risk Funding, Says Former US Member of Congress

Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney says every candidate for Congress must pledge to support Israel's military superiority in the region and continued large-scale US funding for the Zionist state, or risk losing the ability to raise funds for election campaigns. "If you don't sign the pledge, you don't get money," she says in this in this interview with Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born journalist who lives in Iran. "You make a commitment that you would vote to support the military superiority of Israel, that the economic assistance that Israel wants, that you would vote to provide that," she adds. If a candidate does not sign the pledge or perform accordingly, "then you do not get money to run your campaign," McKinney says. After she made the pledge public, she says, the tactic changed, but the basic requirement remained. Runtime: 4:35 mins.

Feb 08 07:05

No Matter Who Becomes President, Israel Wins

The next American president will almost certainly be bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby. Hillary Clinton has already declared that when she is elected president she intends to take relations with Israel "to the next level" and has also promised to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit on her very first day in office. It is difficult to imagine what the next level might actually be in America's already servile deference to Israeli interests so she should perhaps be careful regarding what she commits herself to do ... [Sheldon] Adelson is the Republican version of Saban. He believes that the United States should nuke Iran as a "negotiating tactic," has an estimated $23.8 billion fortune derived mostly from casinos in Las Vegas and in Asia. He is a Republican funder for those prospective candidates who promote unlimited US support for Israel.

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Feb 08 05:01

Colbert /Obama Post Superbowl

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The two exchanged a few pleasantries and talked about the game before Obama admitted that the whole thing was pre-taped ahead of time

(*Your Tax Dollars At Work ! no mention of the san francisco homeless situation , SoCal methane leak , flint water disaster . )

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Feb 08 04:13

George W. Bush Appears in Ad for Jeb

"I know Jeb. I know his good heart and his strong backbone"

Former President George W. Bush is making his first TV advertising appearance of the 2016 presidential campaign, in a spot for the super PAC backing his brother Jeb’s White House bid.

The 30-second spot for the Right to Rise super PAC, reported by Politico, touts Jeb Bush’s “experience and judgement” ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, where Bush is under pressure to perform well.

(*maybe because Barbara http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/flagging-polls-jeb-bush-drafts-m... threatened The Former 'President' with a good whooping if he didn't get out there and appear in an ad for his little brother !)

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Feb 07 19:41

Syrian Army And Hezbollah In Heavy Clashes During Assault On Northern Aleppo

Infantry!
Footage released by Syrian state media shows the Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces in heavy clashes during ongoing Syrian Army assault backed by the Russian and Syrian Airforce on the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Feb 07 18:58

Reports: First death from meteorite impact recorded in India

One man is dead and three injured following a reported meteorite strike in India.

Indian media report police officials saying the death was the result of an explosion on university grounds in the Southern town of Vellore that shattered windows and killed the unnamed bus driver.

If confirmed it would be the first recorded death from a meteorite strike.

Photos from the scene show members of a police bomb squad inspecting a hole perhaps three feet in diameter with debris or rubbish scattered.

Police have not found evidence of a bomb blast at the impact site.

Feb 07 18:52

I have shown from official data that a smart single-payer system would save so much money it would be the equivalent of eliminating the income tax for 99% of Americans.

The zeal of Bernie Sanders supporters is a mystery to many people, especially those who cringe at the word "socialist."

How, can a geriatric Brooklyn-born Jew who speaks in long, complex sentences, his hands providing the punctuation, draw bigger crowds than Donald Trump, despite claiming a tiny fraction of the mogul's TV news coverage? How could he battle Hillary Clinton to a virtual tie in Iowa, with a good chance of beating her Tuesday in New Hampshire? How could he be closing the gap with her in national polls?

Feb 07 18:50

Cop who killed college student and 55-year-old mother sues for ‘extreme emotional trauma’

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate that blames the mentally ill 19-year-old for causing the officer “extreme emotional trauma.”

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Feb 07 18:13

Angry Uber Drivers Threaten to Make a Mess of the Super Bowl

Uber Not Feeling the Love as Drivers the Latest to Turn Against App

Feb 07 18:12

65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation, called for the probe into the Indian Point NPP after he said Entergy, the plant's owner, reported "alarming levels of radioactivity" at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000 percent.

Feb 07 18:06

FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption

That'll stop'em

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Feb 07 17:12

My 40 Years in Prison by Leonard Peltier

Medically-fragile senior citizen in a maximum security facility

Feb 07 17:06

Meet the New Boss?

Feb 07 17:05

Paypal’s Super Bowl Commercial Heralds ‘New Money'

Did anyone else just catch the commercial during Super Bowl?

Is this the evolution of a new Neo-Reserve system?

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Feb 07 15:55

Winter Storm Warning in Massachusetts

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 4 AM Monday to 7 AM EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Locations: The Greater Boston Area, North Shore, westward to Worcester and south into Northeast Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and adjacent Eastern Massachusetts. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence. Gloucester, Foxboro, Norwood, Cambridge, Quincy. Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford, Foster, Smithfield. Providence, Warwick, Bristol and Newport.
Hazard types: Heavy snow.
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Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

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Feb 07 15:23

Here’s how expensive the beer is at the Super Bowl

it turns out, buying beer at one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the newest stadium in the NFL isn't exactly cheap. Nothing else is very cheap either. A draft beer will set you back $13 or $15, depending on which size you get. A glass of wine is also $15.

Skipping the alcohol won't save you much. A "souvenir soda" is $10. Gatorade is a mere $7. The biggest crime of all: a bottle of water is $7.

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Feb 07 14:34

Michael Moore Hospitalized in Intensive Care, Continues Working

'm writing this to all of you today (Thurs) from the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in New York City. Unfortunately, I've come down with pneumonia. Between running all over the place lately promoting my new movie (WHERE TO INVADE NEXT), plus going to Flint to help the people of my hometown, plus jumping in to support Senator Sanders, plus doing a dozen other things -- well, I read somewhere you can't burn it at both ends, and if u do, it's best not to do so in the winter nor anywhere near a place full of toxic water!

Feb 07 12:41

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform.

Feb 07 12:39

Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide.

Feb 07 12:25

Everyone in Hillary’s Inner-Circle Lawyers-Up; FBI Quickly Closing In on Hillary

Here’s the problem with Hillary's most recent version of the story… which is about the 12th version by the way: Senior officials at the FBI came out today and said the FBI does NOT even conduct “security reviews.” They conduct CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS!

As you’ll see in the video below, adding to Hillary’s nightmare is the fact that the FBI recently contacted all the members of her ‘inner, inner circle’ about her emails; every single one of them lawyered up. Current FBI Director James Comey has already threatened to take the evidence against Hillary public if Loretta Lynch at the Department of Injustice does not indict Clinton, and thus far the FBI has been silent, so that suggests even though there hasn’t been an indictment yet, the FBI still believes one to be forthcoming…

Feb 07 10:12

New 'Birth Control And Alcohol Pairings' Is A Subtle Way To Tell The CDC To Shove It

Three days ago, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released a statement which advised women who drank alcohol to be on birth control, and to stop drinking alcohol as soon as they stopped using said birth control. Essentially, women should either stop drinking, or stop having unprotected sex.

Feb 07 10:12

Eight-year-old attempts to rob Florida store with loaded gun! (4 Pics)

An eight-year-old Florida boy found himself in hot water after he tried to pull off an armed robbery.
The juvenile, identified only as Jaden, apparently stole his mother’s gun from her purse and went to King Foods to pull off the heist.

Feb 07 10:05

Saudi military intervention in Syria amounts to war: Russian deputy

"Syria has to give official consent, to invite, otherwise it will be a war. The same applies to international law," Pavel Krasheninnikov, the head of the State Duma committee, told Interfax on Friday.

Krasheninnikov said that by promising a ground operation in Syria Riyadh now "intends to send troops to the territory of a sovereign state essentially without declaring a war."

Saudi Arabia on Thursday voiced readiness to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the US-led coalition allegedly targeting terrorists decides to start such operations.

US State Department spokesman John Kirby also welcomed the Saudi decision.

Saudi Arabia is a member of the so-called US-led coalition that has been conducting air raids against what are claimed to be the Daesh terrorists inside Syria without any authorization from the Syrian government or a UN mandate since September 2014.

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