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Jan 03 09:25

FAKE NEWS: Media Hysteria Over Irrelevant Fake Websites Masks More Sinister Agenda

There are two transparent aims behind the establishment Big Media’s hysterical alarm over “fake news”: 1) to delegitimize Trump’s election and undermine his presidency; and 2) to demonize conservative and anti-globalist media websites as a precursor to outright censorship.

Jan 03 07:52

Assange To Hannity: Source For WikiLeaks Was Not Russian Government

In an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel's Sean Hannity the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said Russia was not the source for the DNC and John Podesta hacks.

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

JULIAN ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But we need it to be Russia, and thus is shall be so!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 03 07:47

EPA: Alaskans Need To Stop Burning Wood In The Winter

The problem is, there’s no replacement for wood-burning stoves in Alaska’s interior. Heating oil is too expensive for a lot of people, and natural gas isn’t available. So they’ve got to burn something. The average low temperature in Fairbanks in December is 13 degrees below zero. In January, it’s 17 below. During the coldest days of winter, the high temperature averages -2 degrees, and it can get as cold as -60. This is not a place where you play games with the cold. If you don’t keep the fire lit, you die.

This of course is a ridiculous situation. The EPA has no business telling Alaskans they shouldn’t burn wood to keep warm in the depths of winter. For one thing, concern over air pollution from wood smoke is misplaced. The high levels of particulate matter in places like Fairbanks in January are not the same thing as smog in Los Angeles.

Jan 03 07:43

Washington Secretly Behind Cash Ban In India

The Obama administration were behind the recent ban on cash in India, which saw millions of citizens take to the streets in protest.

Jan 03 07:38

Obama’s Last 20 Days: “This Transition Period Is Such A Dangerous Time For The Country”

Just in the past few days prior to this New Year, Obama has taken a tremendous number of steps in a very short time. You are all aware of the NDAA for 2017 having been signed by Obama. That document came with a “barnacle” attached to the hull of Portman and Murphy’s “The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act,” the joke of all jokes, supposedly designed to counteract false news and information. The irony of it that makes it despicably laughable is that every word out of the government’s mouth is a boldfaced lie or deceptive statement meant to steer the cattle in the direction the politicians want them to move. Perhaps their little “Act” now made into law can be used against them.

Jan 03 06:38

FACEBOOK SECRETS: WANT TO SEE WHO’S MONITORING YOUR FACEBOOK?

Facebook monitoring and censorship is at an all time high. With so many attacks on Independent and Citizen Journalism as of late, wouldn’t it be nice to know who is monitoring your page? With these Facebook secrets, now you can!

Jan 03 06:37

Snopes Outed as Unfit to Arbiter 'Truth'

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that if he were ever to decide between a government without newspapers or newspapers witthout government he would not hesitate a moment to prefer the later.

Remember that 90 percent of U.S. media is controlled by six corporations, making it virtually impossible to get any information that is not consistent with their agenda to maximize their profits. The only bastion of hope to find out the truth is the uncensored internet.

It seems these corporations are taking advantage of the current sense of confusion, and are using their existing control to silence disagreement in a manner that strongly reminds me of Senator Joseph McCarthy's efforts in the 1950s to accuse many innocent people of being communists.

Jan 02 17:28

2016: The Year of Russia’s Triumph – The Saker

2016 has been a fantastic year for Russia. Putin’s policy of slow, low-key and deliberate move and counter-move has proven to be extremely effective.

Just like European maps place Europe in the center of the planet, so do most western commentators look at the past year from a US/Europe-centered perspective. Which is fair enough. Furthermore, the AngloZionist Empire has just suffered two major disasters, the Brexit and the election of Trump.

The credit for the election of Donald Trump goes first and foremost to the American people to whom I sincerely believe the entire planet owe a heartfelt and loud “THANK YOU!!!!!”.

Not only did the British people defy the Empire and vote for a Brexit, but now the Imperial Homeland has “backstabbed” them by electing a patriot who is not interested in maintaining the global empire (or so he says, at least for the time being).

Jan 02 11:56

Israeli Police Enter Netanyahu's Home For Questioning Over Corruption Allegations

As the Obama administration shunned Israel last week, we warned that police were calling on Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to allow them to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, as Channel 2 reports, Israeli police entered Bibi's home for questioning. The prime minister was quick to react, blasting "don't celebrate too soon over corruption probe."

As we detailed last week, on Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they are absolutely convinced that a criminal investigation will be opened in the next few days due to new documents that were recently received in a special inquiry that began about 9 months ago.

The offenses that Netanyahu allegedly will face will be bribery and aggravated-fraud. In June it was reported that police had recently started their secret investigation, with demand that no details be leaked to the media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how Israeli politics will move, because of the corruption scandal.

The Israeli national laws allow for snap elections.

And without the power of the Prime Ministry behind him, Netanyahu may not be able to come out of this investigation politically unscathed.

Jan 02 11:10

GERMAN INTELLIGENCE AGENT DROVE ALLEGED PERPETRATOR IN CHRISTMAS MARKET ATTACK TO BERLIN

One week after the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, there is a growing chorus of demands for a massive strengthening of the state apparatus, the elimination of basic democratic rights, and the erection of new barriers against refugees.

This is despite the fact that the Berlin attack cannot be attributed to a lack of surveillance or police powers granted to the security and judicial authorities.

On the contrary, the alleged perpetrator, Anis Amri, prepared his action literally under the eyes of the authorities. It has now emerged that the 24-year-old Tunisian was driven to Berlin by an undercover informant of the Intelligence Service (“Verfassungsschutz”), which closely monitored Amri for months before he drove a large truck into a crowd on December 19.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is an uncomfortable question, but one which always needs to be asked, and that is, after a terror attack like the one which happened in Berlin, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

SO... IF, in fact, these charges are true, then the citizens of France and Germany have been set up by their own governments for the next round of attacks, to be followed by even more draconian rounds of legislation to stamp out freedom of speech, thought, expression, and movement.

Such a deliberate lurch to the right, and the way in which those right-wing elements in both countries have used fear of more attacks as the pathway to get such legislation implemented, is deeply disturbing.

If I were a citizen of either country, realising how I had been set up, and the reasoning behind it, I would be madder than hell right now, if these charges prove true.

Jan 02 10:53

‘Fake News’ Causing Populism, Must be Censored, Says Italy’s Antitrust Chief

European Union (EU) nations must set up a network of public agencies to remove ‘fake news’ from circulation and impose fines, Italy’s antitrust chief has said.
Asserting that ‘fake news’ is driving populism, Giovanni Pitruzzella told the Financial Times the internet must not be allowed to remain a “wild west”.

The head of Italy’s competition body since 2011, he said the speed at which so-called fake news is censored “is a critical element”, and argued that such a task should be tackled by the state, and not be left to social media companies.

Mr. Pitruzzella said countries in Europe should set up independent bodies which could quickly remove ‘fake news’ and impose fines. These would be coordinated by Brussels, and modeled on how the EU regulates competition.

“Post-truth in politics is one of the drivers of populism and it is one of the threats to our democracies,” Mr. Pitruzzella said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Mr. Pitruzella: alleged "faux news" does not cause populism; what does cause populism is an absolute breakdown of the system, which causes hardships and an ultimate destruction of the middle class, but provides even more wealth for the elites.

The system is broken.

That, sir, is what is providing "threats to our democracy".

That marketplace of ideas, called the internet, is strong enough to police itself, thank you, without more government interference, because that interference comes with agendas which are many times completely anti-democratic in and of themselves.

He might notice that as of today, the "Trashington Post" retracted their story that Russians had hacked a Vermont utility company:
WASHINGTON POST RETRACTS STORY ABOUT RUSSIAN HACK AT VERMONT UTILITY

And I would like to politely point out to this gentlemen, that some of the biggest whoppers told to the American people, came out of the mouths of the presstitutes and whorespondents in the corporate media, to support a government agenda generally geared toward justifying war. I will give him three examples of this kind of codswallop, and they are:

1. Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
2. That Afghanistan had to be invaded, because they would not give up Bin Laden.
3. That Al Assad gassed his own people in Syria.

Having supported the government's lies in all these cases, corporate media cannot ever be trusted again.

However, that being said, it makes it all the more important for the independent media to have their facts straight, and people in independent media do feel the moral pressure of doing so.

So, censorship, no; logic and facts, absolutely!!

Jan 02 10:31

EPA HID PLANNED RADIATION EXPOSURE 1,000S OF TIMES SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT LIMITS

In the last days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to dramatically increase allowable public exposure to radioactivity to levels thousands of times above the maximum limits of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to documents the agency surrendered in a federal lawsuit brought by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). These radical rollbacks cover the “intermediate period” following a radiation release and could last for up to several years. This plan is in its final stage of approval.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jan 02 10:27

SYSTEMATIC ‘FAKE NEWS’ PLANTED BY BRITAIN’S INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

Is the CIA editing your newspaper? Here is a great overview by Ed Jones of OpenDemocracyUK of why corporate media are the arch-exponents of “fake news”. The media are overwhelming owned and controlled by billionaires and gargantuan corporations, who depend on the support of other corporations for ad revenue, and employ journalists from a narrow, privileged class whose careers depend on maintaining access to elite sources. It would be simply astounding in these circumstances if we had anything resembling a pluralistic media.

The data concerns UK outlets, but the same principles apply in the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is hardly surprising; nor is the fact that more and more people are waking up to the reality that where they are most likely to get the real story, is through independent media outlets like WRH.

Jan 02 09:43

MEDIA TRIPWIRE? Ping Pong Pizza Conspiracy Propels Internet Censorship Amid ‘Fake News’ Witch-Hunt

However, the phenomenon now known by its hashtag #Pizzagate has since set a number of tertiary events into motion. Is there a real story hidden amongst the debris of this online explosion?

Is it possible that ‘open source investigators’ were being led into a virtual cul-de-sac and thus missing the real story?

More importantly, could people be playing into the hands of the very establishment they seek to depose?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I get a lot of email about the Pizzagate issue, so allow me to clarify my position

1. There is no question that child sexual abuse is a very real problem, in the church, in entertainment, and in politics. Whether it's the power trip, the thrill of doing something so vile and getting away with it, or too many prescription anti-depressants is unknown. It may be all three.

2. There are reports that Anthony Weiner's laptop holds evidence of such crimes beyond Weiner himself.

3. The "evidence" linking pedophilia to Comet Pizza is, in my opinion, tenuous at best, based on assumptions as to what certain words in the Podesta emails mean, coupled with logos and graphics which we are told bear a slight resemblance to symbols used by organized pedophiles, but which are not in fact exact matches. There is nothing substantive in this particular allegation. There is no corroboration.

Pizzagate feels like a false-trail, possibly to distract from Epstein's little kinder-bordello and those who partook of it, possibly to embarrass the Independent Media and open us up to defamation lawsuits, or it might be a poison-the-well hoax to tarnish any real evidence of pedophilia among the elites that may surface in the near future. We know from the heavy handed tactics used to bury the Franklin Scandal that these perverts will go to any lengths, play any dirty tricks, to keep their secrets.

Hence, extreme caution is needed that we not fall for any traps.

Jan 02 04:58

How George Soros Destroyed The Democratic Party

What happened to the big donkey? Among other things, the Democrats decided to sell their base and their soul to a very bad billionaire and they got a very bad deal for both.

It was 2004. The poncho was the hottest fashion trend, there were 5 million new cases of AIDS and a former Nazi collaborator had bought the Democrat Party using the spare change in his sofa cushions.

And gone to war against the will of the people. This was what he modestly called his own “Soros Doctrine”.

Jan 01 22:27

No US carrier at sea leaves gap in Middle East

Further attribution on the Carrier Task Force stand-down. If you have debunking articles, please link to them.

Jan 01 12:27

Obama Recalls All Aircraft Carriers, Setting Up U.S. For Attack

Said one admiral in the Pentagon: 'I think we're being set-up for an attack on the USA, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it, because it's our commander and chief who is doing it.'

Said one Captain: 'In this time, China could take Saigon, and it they choose, they can Japan, too. North Korea can take South Korea, Russia can take Ukraine, and the Arabs can attack Israel. By the time the US is able to respond to any of that, it will all be over.'

Beware America: Barack Obama has put US to be defated world-wide within a week.

Jan 01 11:27

Governments Shut Down the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016

Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 – suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech.

In the worst cases internet shutdowns have been associated with human rights violations, Deji Olukotun, senior global advocacy manager at digital rights organisation Access Now told IPS.

“What we have found is that internet shutdowns go hand in hand with atrocities,” said Olukotun.

“In Ethiopia there’s been consistent blocking this year of social media and internet.” Dozens of people have died in protests in Ethiopia in 2016, “many of them during the kind of blackout where it’s difficult to report on what’s happening,” he said.

Several leaders used internet shutdowns to affect democratic processes, including elections.

Jan 01 10:51

Back to the Future: From the USSR to the Eurasian Century

Get ready, because the thick of the action starts now.

The 2008 casino capitalism-provoked financial crisis, plus the American “resolve” to remake the so-called Greater Middle East through wars of choice, regime change and covert ops miserably failed.

As we wait for the dawn of the Trump era – an almost intergalactic geopolitical question mark – what’s certain is that the War Party US deep state won’t admit defeat. And the key geopolitical riddle to be answered is how strident internal American tensions will deal with the hub of progressive Eurasia integration: Russia, China and Iran.

Jan 01 10:10

3-minute video: Gandhi, King practiced ‘Truth Force’ to LIVE one’s highest virtues, offer loving opportunity for our brightest futures

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“Truth (satya) implies love, and firmness (agraha) engenders and therefore serves as a synonym for force. I thus began to call the Indian movement Satyagraha, that is to say, the Force which is born of Truth and Love or non-violence, and gave up the use of the phrase “passive resistance”, in connection with it, so much so that even in English writing we often avoided it and used instead the word “satyagraha” itself or some other equivalent English phrase… I have also called it love-force or soul-force. In the application of satyagraha, I discovered in the earliest stages that pursuit of truth did not admit of violence being inflicted on one’s opponent but that he must be weaned from error by patience and compassion.” ~ Gandhi

Dec 31 13:14

The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia

The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history.

Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia.

Dec 31 12:01

Media Lies About Russia Retaliating Against Children Over Obama’s Sanctions

The corporate media runs fake news claiming Russia retaliated against American children over Obama’s sanctions for hacking the election.

Dec 31 11:58

Black Lives Matter Defends Spitting in Cops Food and Drinks

Black Lives Matter defend their activists in a Stockton Starbucks and a diner spitting in the food and drinks of police officers and their families

Dec 31 11:57

Obama Seizes Area Near Bundy Ranch In Massive Last Minute Land Grab

he decision by Obama to protect 300,000 acres of land in Nevada prompted new calls for confrontation among American militants.

Dec 31 11:28

EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

WTF!
In Alaska’s interior, where it can reach -50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the EPA wants people to stop burning wood. But it's just about their only feasible way to stay warm.
By John Daniel Davidson

In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”

Dec 31 11:24

Wow: Watch Trump's Budget Director Endorse Rand Paul Where He Tells What He REALLY Thinks Of Washington D.C & The GOP 'Establishment-Wing Crony Corporatists!"

"All of the donors that Boehner's talked to are completely happy. That's what's wrong with my party. We've become cronyist, we've become corporatist, we've lost touch with the people who put us there in the first place.. a couple 'outsiders' running, but honestly, I think you have to be in Washington just a little bit to know how bad it is. Y'all get a sense of how bad it is, you get trickles, bits and pieces here and there coming down in the media about what's broken in washington. I can tell you from having been there for four years, it's worse than you realize. And I don't think you could really fully appreciate how bad it is, why it's as bad as it is, and how you can fix it, until you've been there for a while." - Rep. Mick Mulvaney

Dec 31 10:47

Ohio’s new laws: 2017

Want to boycott Israel. Ohio will no longer contract with individuals or companies participating in boycotts against Israel or other countries with which Ohio trades freely. (HB476)

Want to boot a local official from office. Recall petitions now become invalid 90 days after the first signature is collected. (HB463)

Own Nationwide Arena. You get a property-tax exemption, worth about $4 million per year. (SB3)

Dec 31 09:52

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements. Israel has not just committed unspeakable acts of genocide but done so with absolute transparency.

In its least appealing landscape painting, it would appear that the resolution seemingly bestows upon already completed settlements de facto legitimacy and addresses only that part of the building glut currently under way or planned for tomorrows yet to come.

To make matters worse, despite its gratuitous dicta, the resolution remains very much a toothless declaration without any enforcement mechanism whatsoever - essentially relying upon a sudden burst of Israeli conscience to reverse a steady march of indifference to international law that has led Israel's way since the very first day it was manufactured from stolen land in Palestine.

WATCH: Israel refuses to recognise UN vote on settlements (2:10)

Defiant Netanyahu

Dec 31 09:51

LAND GRAB: OBAMA CLAIMS ANOTHER 1.6 MILLION WESTERN ACRES AS NATIONAL MONUMENTS

In yet another shot to the incoming Trump administration, President Obama on Wednesday designated about 1.6 million acres of Western land as national monuments, cordoning off the massive areas from energy development and other activities while vowing that his successor can’t undo his actions.

Dec 31 09:11

Israeli soldiers who beat journalists escape punishment

In 2012, Israeli soldiers attacked a group of foreign and Palestinian journalists, beating them with clubs before detaining them.

It has taken the Israeli army three years to conduct disciplinary proceedings against the commanding officers who gave the orders.

Dec 31 09:06

Italy Urges Europe To Begin Censoring Free Speech On The Internet

First it was the US, then Germany blamed much of what is wrong in society on "fake news", and not, say, a series of terrible decisions made by politicians. Now it is Italy's turn to call for an end to "fake news", which in itself would not be troubling, however, the way Giovanni Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body, demands the European Union "cracks down" on what it would dub "fake news" is nothing short of a total crackdown on all free speech, and would give local governments free reign to silence any outlet that did not comply with the establishment propaganda.

Dec 31 07:18

Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

Cognitive dissonance is a powerful drug. It makes otherwise-very-intelligent people goofy and incoherent in their thinking and blinds them to certain realities that they should normally see right in front of their noses. I witness it all the time in the field of economics — a key piece of logic, a key fact that certain people absolutely refuse to take into account simply because they have a singular idea of how the world works and they cannot allow that idea to ever come into question. They would rather leap into a mental gymnastics routine worthy of an Olympic gold medal than examine the truth. And if you confront them on it, they’ll accuse YOU of being the one in denial.

Dec 31 06:44

Unconstitutional Creation of National Monuments

The Federalist Papers doesn’t mention national parks, national monuments, Bureau of Land Management, national forests, “protected land,” or national land regulations. However, we can infer from the Papers and ratification debate that the States would not have ratified the Constitution if it gave the federal government the power to come into a State and take control of land.

The people and States of 1787 worried about the federal government taking over their property. Constitutionally, the federal government can only take property for two reasons: the federal capital and for military establishments. And in both cases, the State where the property is located must concur.

Dec 31 06:42

Nurse Warns of "Biologics" & Forced Flu Shots Happening in US Hospitals


Listen to a whistleblower nurse as she describes her experience inside a hospital taking orders to unknowingly force vaccinate patients with the flu shot. Later she describes how The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has redefined the term "Biologics" being used in hospital consent forms to include vaccines.

Dec 31 06:37

Don't Israel my Facebook

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually forget FB, move to vk.com NOW!

Dec 30 21:17

6-minute video: Are escalations of false flags blaming Russia endgame moves? You’ve seen this coming: either ‘We the People’ win by lawful .01% arrests OR .01% psychopaths win by ending alternative media, imposing ‘1984’ & ‘Brave New World’ norms

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DAHBOO777’s 6-minute analysis:

Whether Life for We the People is dystopian or tragic-comic, it seems .01% Orwellian actions are escalating from the 2016 jump the shark “election” (and here) to recent policies of:

proclaiming independent media documenting Emperor’s New Clothes obvious facts as “fake news” (and here),
manipulating damning e-mail evidence of Democratic Party “leadership” committing criminal election fraud (and here) to promote Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders as “Russian interference” without any evidence (and here), and apparently refuted by expert testimony (and here, here, here, here),
denying Hillary Clinton’s apparent rogue State Department using the $2 billion Clinton Foundation as a “pay to play” scam (and here),

Dec 30 15:30

George Washington University drops American history requirement from its history program

If you live in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area and feel a rumbling under your feet, don’t worry. It’s just George Washington spinning in his grave. No wonder millennials are voting for socialism… and appear so ignorant of the world around them. They are, and it’s by design.

Dec 30 15:02

The Obama Regime Seeks Last-Minute War With Russia

In the final days of Barack Obama’s presidency, the warmongers in Washington, DC are hell-bent on causing as much chaos as possible. If they don’t manage to start a war with Russia before Donald Trump is sworn in, it won’t be for lack of trying.

Dec 30 14:39

Liberals call for division in ‘unjust, racist, sexist’ America

As president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration gets nearer, American liberals are becoming increasingly anxious about what his administration will mean for progressive fantasies. They don’t see Trump’s rise as a referendum on 8 years of failed progressive policies, but simply as proof that America is a nasty place.

Dec 30 14:22

Babylon the Great has fallen!

So, it appears several “kids” decided to spread some after-Christmas cheer with brawls at the mall. See here. Hmmm… it would appear the great America that Obama created for us hasn’t trickled down to youth, what? This must be Trump’s fault, like everything else that has happened since he was elected! “Gosh, the onions in the fridge went bad! Let’s see… we bought them back on November 3. See! I knew it! It’s Trump’s fault!”

Dec 30 13:52

The cost of Obama

Eight years of Obama spent the Democrats into a hole deep enough to hide every “green energy” boondoggle and auto industry bailout. The price of Obama has been too rich for even billionaires like Mike Bloomberg and George Soros. So, the Democrats are paying it now. Enjoy 2017, lefties! You earned every moment.

Dec 30 13:46

Fan Page Owners Fight Facebook Censorship Crackdown

Content Creators fight back after Facebook censors tens of thousands of Fan Pages with 100s of millions of followers, often with no explanation and no way to appeal.

Dec 30 13:43

New Communist Party boss for Xinjiang ‘faces challenges’ in easing unrest

The latest eruption of violence in Xinjiang, which authorities say claimed five lives, comes just months after Chen Quanguo stepped into the role as Communist Party chief for the troubled region.

Chen earned a reputation as a hardliner in his previous job overseeing Tibet, and although there is no indication the attack is linked with the new administration, observers warn the region could face greater uncertainties under the policies that Chen adopts.

Karakax’s population is 97 per cent made up of Uygurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority who, like some Tibetans, chafe at Beijing’s rule and the increasing numbers of Han Chinese moving to their homelands.

Shortly after Chen’s arrival, the government started to beef up its police presence significantly, building more than 900 police booths in the region’s capital Urumqi. Local residents have also been required to hand over their passports to police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am saddened by the deaths and woundings of innocents here; that being said, however,I would strongly suggest that more massive suppression here will most likely wind up creating even more unrest.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable."

There was an article, posted on HuffPo in 2014, which sheds some light on what is happening here:

Until recently, Xinjiang’s population was mostly Uighur. But in recent years, Chinese Han have moved there in increasing numbers, drawn by Beijing’s massive investments in the area. Both groups now make up about 40 percent of the region’s population. In Urumqi, the state capital, Han Chinese now make up 75 percent of residents.

Uighurs complain that while Beijing has heavily invested in Xinjiang, the investment mostly benefits the Han Chinese

Uighurs feel discriminated against when it comes to housing and employment. They don’t have easy access to the region’s profitable gas and oil industry, and can’t apply for many of the available government jobs. The separatist struggle heated up in 2009, when clashes between Uighurs and Chinese Han in Urumqi claimed dozens of lives. As China dramatically escalated its crackdown in the wake of the riots, the separatists’ actions became increasingly brutal, setting in motion a vicious cycle of violence.

If these issues are not intelligently and sensitively addressed by Beijing, we may well be looking at a powderkeg which will continue to explode, episodically, and infused with the horrific energy of the most extreme, bloodthirsty Jihad possible against the Han Chinese in Xinjiang.

Dec 30 13:12

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry faced further ire on Wednesday after saying the settlements threaten prospects for peace in the region.

Yet part of the reason the administration decided to speak out forcefully about the settlements is because they are such a key feature of Israel’s occupation ? now approaching its 50th year. The occupation affects almost every aspect of Palestinians’ lives in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

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Dec 30 12:43

Bibi Netanyahu To Kerry: "Israel Looks Forward To Working With President-Elect Trump & U.S. Congress To Repeal U.N. Resolution (Full Speech)

"Israel looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and with the American Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, to mitigate the damage that this resolution has done and ultimately, to repeal it. Israel hopes that the outgoing Obama Administration will prevent any more damage being done to Israel at the UN in its waning days. I wish I could be comforted by the promise that the US says we will not bring any more resolutions to the UN. That's what they said about the previous resolution. We have it on absolutely incontestable evidence that the United States organized, advanced and brought this resolution to the United Nations Security Council. We'll share that information with the incoming administration. Some of it is sensitive, it's all true. You saw some of it in the protocol released in an Egyptian paper. There's plenty more; it's the tip of the iceberg."

Dec 30 12:33

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LOOKING TO EXPAND DEFINITION OF 'CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE' TO HIT BACK AT RUSSIANS

One of the ridiculous parts of all of the discussions around "cybersecurity" concerns what should be considered "critical infrastructure." That's because, thanks to various executive orders, what the President declares as "critical infrastructure" leads to different cybersecurity requirements. There have been concerns that this will result in broadly classifying the internet as "critical infrastructure" in a manner that will lead to easier surveillance. But, as we noted nearly a decade ago, broadly classifying the internet as critical infrastructure would be silly, when the use of that designation should be narrowly focused on things like voting and banking (not to mention things like energy grids and water supplies).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Computers can be hacked; this is why we need to go back to the plain, simple paper ballots.

And as to the claims that Russia allegedly "hacked the 2016 elections"; this is just one big, fat, hairy bunch of codswallop.

And as to the FBI and DHS reports on the alleged "Russian hacking" of elections:
FBI, DHS RUSSIA REPORT BEGINS WITH GIANT DISCLAIMER 'PROVIDING NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND'

Putin is just biding his time until Trump is inaugurated; at that point, I would almost be willing to bet that relations between Russia and the US are going to warm dramatically.

Dec 30 09:02

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF NDAA “INDEFINITE DETENTION”

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, buried deep within the over 600 page document, that potentially gutted the Bill of Rights for American citizens thought by the President to be assisting the enemy, that so upset constitutionalists and libertarians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who consistently exhorts her government to find other means than war through which to resolve its geopolitical issues.

I work as hard as I can to be fact-centric when I am posting to the WRH website; I never advocate violence.

Does all of that make me, a born-American citizen, an "enemy of the state"?!?

Unfortunately, the short answer, at this point in 21st century America, is yes.

A police officer could, under the NDAA, arrest me, and have me spend the rest of my life in indefinite detention with no due process whatsoever.

Welcome to Amerika, my friends; your papers, please!!

Dec 30 08:56

BEWARE - From today, the Government is RECORDING everywhere you click online

December 30th marks the date that the Investigatory Powers Act, also known as the 'Snooper's Charter' officially comes into force, allowing the government to collect data on anyone.

The government says that the new laws will primarily be used to combat serious crimes such as terrorism, but campaigners have warned that it could lead to innocent people being convicted of offences they didn't commit.

The new legislation, described as "world-leading" by home secretary Amber Rudd, will primarily be used to carry out bulk email surveillance, as authorities look to monitor communications between suspects.

However it could also be used to monitor other personal information, including phone records and web browsing history, with web and phone companies required to store this information for 12 months.

The companies would also need to be able to provide police, security services and official agencies with access to this data whenever required.

Dec 30 08:43

“GUILTY, BUT NOT PUNISHED”: ANOTHER BANKING CRIMINAL LET OFF THE HOOK

It is a verdict which we see over and over when it comes to the crimes of the Big Banks, the central banks, and their minions. These felons are caught committing serious offenses, again and again, yet receive either no punishment, or at worst some token slap on the wrist.

The banking felon to escape punishment this time is IMF criminal, Christine LaGarde . LaGarde’s criminal conviction came while she was still France’s Finance Minister. It involved a $400 million government pay-out authorized by LaGarde, against the advice of several other Finance Ministry officials, to “French tycoon” Bernard Tapie. LaGarde announced she wouldn’t appeal being let off the hook for her crime. How magnanimous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Justice", for the well-heeled in the Western world, and particularly in the US, has become translated as "just us", while someone who steals food to feed their family can wind up in the US prisons for years.

Dec 30 08:39

CHARGES DROPPED FOR MAN WHO OPERATED VEHICLE “WHILE UNDER CAFFEINE”

Thanks in part to public exposure brought about by alternative media sites such as The Free Thought Project and others, Joseph Schwab of Fairfield, CA, will not face felony driving under the influence (DUI) charges for operating his vehicle while under the effects of caffeine. Yes. That’s right. Caffeine.

However, police note that they are still charging him with reckless driving.

TFTP brought attention to Schwab’s case on Monday in our first story.

And on Wednesday, the Solano County, CA District Attorney Krishna Abrams, announced they were dropping the DUI charges against Schwab. “After further consideration, without a confirmatory test of the specific drug in the defendant’s system that impaired his ability to drive, we do not believe we can prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt,” the press release reads.

Despite their best attempts to charge this man with a DUI, they were unable to find anything other than caffeine in his system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that this officer was low on her arrest and conviction quota.

Dec 30 08:27

FAKE NEWS, MASS HYSTERIA AND INDUCED INSANITY

The "fake news" is that we've never been healthier, healthcare costs are under control and our economy has fully "recovered."

We've heard a lot about "fake news" from those whose master narratives are threatened by alternative sources and analyses. We've heard less about the master narratives being threatened: the fomenting of mass hysteria, which turns the populace into an easily manipulated and managed herd, and induced insanity, a longer-term marketing-based narrative that causes the populace to ignore the self-destructive consequences of accepting the fad/ ideology/ mindset being pushed as "good" and "normal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lies of the government, conveniently regurgitated by the lies of corporate media, the whorespondents, and presstitutes, cannot ever be believed anymore, by any thinking American.

And there are a hell of a lot more of us than both of the apparatchiks of the "deep state" want to admit exist.

Dec 30 07:18

Leading Journalists Expose Major Corruption in Mass Media

Kristina Borjesson – CBS, Emmy award winner. Pierre Salinger announced to the world on Nov. 8, 1996, that he'd received documents proving that a US Navy missile had accidentally downed [TWA flight 800]. That same day, FBI's Jim Kallstrom called a press conference. A man raised his hand and asked why the Navy was involved in the recovery and investigation while a possible suspect. "Remove him!" [Kallstrom] yelled. Two men leapt over to the questioner and grabbed him by the arms. There was a momentary chill in the air after the guy had been dragged out of the room. Kallstrom and entourage acted as if nothing had happened. [Kallstrom was later hired by CBS.]

Dec 30 06:41

This is killing America (No one can disprove any of it)

Dec 29 19:40

Yahoo Instructs How To Stop Trump

Dec 29 15:40

"Grizzly Steppe” – FBI, DHS Release “Report” On Russian Hacking

The DHS releases a 13 page report explaining on how alleged Russia allegedly hacked the U.S. election by stealing and leaking Democratic party emails.

Dec 29 14:24

Obama’s drone war is a black mark on his legacy that cannot be ignored

President Obama’s last weeks in office have been marked by a series of exit interviews, conversations that are often as inherently fascinating as any discussion with a man soon to quit the most powerful job on the globe must be.

In one such interview, a thought-provoking piece from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama raised the issue of drone warfare, which has become a signature policy of his administration:

“The truth is that this technology really began to take off right at the beginning of my presidency. And it wasn’t until about a year, year and a half in where I began to realize that the Pentagon and our national-security apparatus and the CIA were all getting too comfortable with the technology as a tool to fight terrorism, and not being mindful enough about how that technology is being used and the dangers of a form of warfare that is so detached from what is actually happening on the ground.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations cannot be tolerated or "normalized" by any civilized country, as a way to wage warfare, while simultaneously priding itself on being a country which is governed by the rule of law.

The two, rule of law, and extrajudicial assassinations, are mutually, and morally exclusive.

President Obama, of course, just doesn't want to see this, and has "lawyered up" with people who have been ordered to give him "legal cover" for these assassinations but what I am saying is the absolute, honest, if uncomfortable truth.

And in terms of practical effect, the consequences are that people who have their children, wives, moms, aunties and grandparents, murdered in this way, are going to find jihad against western assets and elements very attractive.

In fact, sometimes, I have to wonder if these extrajudicial assassinations are actually done simply to keep military conflicts in which the US military is enmeshed around the world, continuing and expanding, keeping the military-industrial complex happy.

Dec 29 14:12

Obama’s Christmas Gift to Trump: A Ministry of Truth

he CFDAPA (yes, I’m going to give that mouthful an acronym) started out as a separate piece of “bipartisan” legislation introduced by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) Chris Murphy (D-CT). It got rolled into the NDAA for the same reason Obama signed it on the Friday before a holiday weekend. That is, to minimize public attention and mute criticism.

Some of the more overheated responses to the CFDAPA paint it as a scheme allowing the federal government to “outlaw” media outlets that don’t toe the government’s line: Just wave a magic wand, declare an impertinent blog to be “foreign disinformation and propaganda,” shut the blog down, and maybe drag the blogger off to Gitmo for a long chat.

No, it’s not quite that, at least in theory, but the prospect shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. And in some ways it’s actually worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that responsible netizens with blogs, whose observations do not conform to governmental narratives, will find a way to get their points heard.

I, frankly, refuse to be afraid, and I really think that the first case will go all the way to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide if First Amendment values still apply to expressions of both facts and opinions on blogs.

Dec 29 14:06

Palestine 2017: Time To Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe

Doubtless, the UN resolution – like all others – remains rather symbolic as long as there are no practical mechanisms to ensure the enforcement of international law.

Not only will Israel not respect the United Nations’ will but is, in fact, already accelerating its settlement activities in the Jerusalem area, in defiance of that will.

The Jerusalem municipality had announced that 300 housing units will be built in the illegal settlements of Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, and Bit Hanina while the Security Council members were preparing for the vote on the “legal invalidity” of the Jewish settlements.

The Palestinian National Authority, on the other hand, is already celebrating another symbolic “victory”, which is readily being marketed to unamused Palestinians as a major step towards their freedom and their independent state.

Dec 29 13:40

US Retaliates Against Russia For "Hacking The Election": Expels 35 Diplomats, Closes Compounds, Issues Sanctions

As promised (or threatened), the Obama administration has unveiled - via the US Treasury - new sanctions against Russia over election hacking allegations (that as yet have not been supported by any actual evidence). Despite president-elect Trump's comments that "we ought to get on with our lives," the sanctions apply to five entities and six individuals, and also including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and closing two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday

Dec 29 13:28

China Warns U.S. Against Allowing Stopover For Taiwan’s President Tsai

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will pass through the United States when she visits Latin America next month, the Taiwan Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, angering China which urged the United States to block any such stopover.

China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, who it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province, ineligible for state-to-state relations.

Details of the stopovers will be disclosed before the end of this week, the ministry said.

China said Tsai’s intentions were clear and urged the United States not to let her in.

“We hope the U.S. can abide by the ‘one China’ policy...and not let her pass through their border, not give any false signals to Taiwan independence forces, and through concrete actions safeguard overall U.S. China relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan strait,” Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, told a briefing in Beijing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying might have better success with such a request request to President Elect Trump by taking it through through back channels, rather than warning him of consequences in public; this is not a person who takes kindly to foreign governments telling him what heads of state and diplomats he can, and cannot, see, on their way to other countries.

Dec 29 13:12

US announces retaliation against Russia over election-related hacking

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the U.S. The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expulsions and sanctions are meaningless after January 20th. Between now and then, possibly this weekend, there will be a false-flag, possibly the take-down of the internet (to silence all those pesky truth-tellers) and Russia will be blamed, followed by an attack.

Dec 29 13:01

The U.S. Ministry Of Propaganda Is Now Official

Frustrated by its sudden and surprised inability to propel Hillary Clinton to the White House, the mainstream media (MSM) introduced a new term into the public lexicon: “fake news.” Basically, “fake news” is anything that contradicted the sacrosanct spillages from the news and opinion desks of the MSM. But Russia and Vladimir Putin were specifically targeted by the MSM and the White House as the source of all of this “fake news.” Thankfully, the vast majority of the American people no more believed that accusation than they did the MSM’s hysterical predictions that the earth would tilt off its axis if Donald Trump was elected.

Dec 29 10:53

Obama’s legacy of debt and disease: National debt doubles in just eight years while 10.7 million more Americans now on food stamps to buy cancer-causing junk foods

President Obama has doubled America’s national debt and thrust 10.7 million more people onto food stamps… all in just eight years… all while subverting the culture, education, law enforcement and religion.

Dec 29 10:44

Trump to Collapse the Dollar in 2017? Analyst Sees “Economic Crisis Coming”

The system is looking for a scapegoat, for someone to blame, as a massive debt bubble – across several industries – threatens to burst, and a host of other systemic financial problems threaten to collapse down upon us.

Dec 29 10:29

Utah AG says he’ll sue Obama over national monument

attorney general says he is preparing a lawsuit against President Obama for his decision to designate a new national monument

Dec 29 10:12

Obama Administration Looking To Expand Definition Of 'Critical Infrastructure' To Hit Back At Russians

One of the ridiculous parts of all of the discussions around "cybersecurity" concerns what should be considered "critical infrastructure." That's because, thanks to various executive orders, what the President declares as "critical infrastructure" leads to different cybersecurity requirements. There have been concerns that this will result in broadly classifying the internet as "critical infrastructure" in a manner that will lead to easier surveillance. But, as we noted nearly a decade ago, broadly classifying the internet as critical infrastructure would be silly, when the use of that designation should be narrowly focused on things like voting and banking (not to mention things like energy grids and water supplies).

Dec 29 09:48

Fifth Anniversary of NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, buried deep within the over 600 page document, that potentially gutted the Bill of Rights for American citizens thought by the President to be assisting the enemy, that so upset constitutionalists and libertarians.

Dec 29 09:10

Soros: Trump is a “Would Be Dictator” Who Threatens the New World Order

Billionaire globalist George Soros has penned a panicked rant in which he decries President-elect Donald Trump as a “would be dictator” who threatens the future of the new world order.

Dec 29 09:06

Facebook admits handing thousands of its users’ details over to British authorities

Social media giant Facebook has confessed to giving the personal details of thousands of its users to the British government this year.

Facebook says that officials requested access to 7,199 profiles between January and June of 2016 – a 30 percent increase on last year.

The social media giant says it was asked to provide data from 6,039 accounts related to criminal proceedings, and another 1,160 were requested under an emergency clause that mandates the release of data in cases when there is an “imminent risk of serious injury or death.”

Facebook admitted that it handed over data in 87 percent of cases, but says it turned down hundreds of requests from UK officials for being “overly broad or vague.”

Dec 29 09:00

AMAZON ECHO SAVES ALL YOUR VOICE DATA, POLICE ARE NOW ACCESSING IT, HERE’S HOW TO HEAR AND DELETE IT

If you don’t want the government to see something, don’t store it digitally — which is why the following instructions are very important.

According to Amazon, when Amazon Echo or Echo Dot detect the wake word, when you press the action button on top of the devices, or when you press and hold your remote’s microphone button, the light ring around the top of your Amazon Echo turns blue, to indicate that Amazon Echo is streaming audio to the Cloud.

All of the audio in the room is recorded and stored, not just what you think you are asking Echo.

The device also records everything in the room prior to you using the wake word. When you use the wake word, according to Amazon, the audio stream includes a fraction of a second of audio before the wake word, and closes once your question or request has been processed.

When you go inside the Settings menu in your Alexa app on your phone, you can listen to every one of your requests by selecting History.

Dec 29 08:59

European Commission Threatens Widespread Asset Confiscation

The US and the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization (NATO) attacked Libya and Syria and began transporting Muslims to Europe as a means of destabilization. They have also conducted numerous other false flag attacks, such as Charlie Hebdo, by which to further confuse and imprison the local population.

The most recent was the so called “terror attack” which occurred several days before Christmas in Berlin, Germany. A truck was deliberately driven into a crowded market killing 12 people and leaving 48 injured.

Now it reaches a logical conclusion with cash and gold being confiscated in the name of making people “safe”.

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Dec 29 08:54

THE COUP AGAINST TRUMP AND HIS MILITARY-WALL STREET DEFENSE

Ultimately, President Obama is desperate to secure his legacy, which has consisted of disastrous and criminal imperial wars and military confrontations. He wants to force a continuation of his grotesque policies onto the incoming Trump Administration. Will Trump succumb? The legitimacy of his election and his freedom to make policy will depend on overcoming the Clinton-Obama-neocon-leftist coup with his own bloc of US military and the powerful Wall Street allies, as well as his mass support among the ‘angry’ American electorate. Trump’s success at thwarting the current ‘Russian ploy’ requires his forming counter alliances with Washington plutocrats, many of whom will oppose any diplomatic agreement with Putin. Trump’s appointment of hardline economic plutocrats who are deeply committed to shredding social programs (public education, Medicare, Social Security) could ignite the anger of his mass supporters by savaging their jobs, health care, pensions and their children’s future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would disagree with Dr. Petras' characterisation of many of Trump's supporters as "downwardly mobile"; these are people who saw those jobs which meant a decent living, and access to a middle class lifestyle, stolen from them as a result of offshoring/outsourcing of American labor.

In many liberal circles, economically depressed areas of this country are dismissively described as "flyover country"; but I can assure Dr. Petras that the people who live in these areas, are absolutely NOT "flyover people". They are people who are legitimately angry about corporate economic machinations which left them jobless, and they are capable of working intelligently, and well, given half a chance.

They do not want government hand-outs; they want a hand-up, by way of companies coming back to the US, because tax codes and regulations have enabled them to do so, and provide meaningful jobs to these people again.

There are, at this point in the US's economy, 95 million people who are not participating in the US labor market.

New Record: Americans Not in Labor Force Breaks 95 Million for First Time

And the US Department of Labor has this very neat trick for not including these people in their statistics; if people have not been actively looking for a job for over 4 weeks, (because the job market is too tight, or they are being passed over in favor of younger workers), they are not counted as unemployed.

Dec 29 08:35

George Soros Conjures Hitler In Attack On 'Ascendant Populists', Warns "Democracy Is Now In Crisis"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, according to Soros (who left his collaboration with the Nazis out of his short bio), Democracy is doing what the New World Order tells you, and anyone who wants their freedom is now Hitler! You don't get more Orwell than that!

Dec 29 08:29

NEARLY 450 DRUG CONVICTIONS REVERSED AFTER COPS WERE FRAMING TOTALLY INNOCENT PEOPLE

A Philadelphia man claims in court that he spent more than two years in jail on bogus drug charges because several city police officers conspired to plant false evidence in his car.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Leroy Gonzalez claims he was just one of many who have been framed by the narcotics officers who were acquitted of corruption charges after a federal jury trial in May 2015.

Prosecutors had alleged the men routinely beat and robbed drug suspects.

Following their acquittal, the officers went to arbitration and got their jobs back in July 2015, although one of the officers was forced to retire after he failed the mandatory drug test he had to submit to before returning to duty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's alleged "war on drugs" is stupid, useless, and counterproductive as hell.

When the pressure is on to "get convictions" on drug raids, police will do anything to "make it so" to please their superiors, and many times, cops will create and plant false evidence in order to achieve the high conviction rate they are expected to turn out.

And most generally, those drugs against which which narcotics officers are acting are those where various government agencies are not "getting their cut" from the profits, such as crack cocaine.

The late writer, Gary Webb (who allegedly killed himself by shooting himself in the back of the head - TWICE-) brought to light some of these illicit activities between the US government, and drug dealers, in a series of articles for the San Jose Mercury News, titled "Dark Alliance", and was then professionally, and personally crucified, for his efforts.

The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb

Dec 29 08:15

WATCH: TEXAS COP SHOOTS MAN IN BACK, FALSELY CLAIMING HIS LIFE WAS IN DANGER

It was a hot summer night in July and Texas cops were looking for two shirtless black men who had just committed a robbery when they came across a shirtless black man two blocks away, shooting him in the back and leaving him paralyzed.
David Collie was not the man they were looking for, but the Fort Worth police officer shot him anyway, claiming Collie had turned toward them with an object in his hand, making them fear for their lives.

The object, they claimed in their reports, was a box cutter, which they say was found 10 feet from Collie after he was shot.

But a dash cam video released Tuesday shows Collie did not turn toward them nor did he appear to have an object in his hand.

The video, in fact, shows they barely gave him a chance to do anything as they pulled up to him in the apartment complex two blocks from the gas station where the armed robbery supposedly took place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this is how the police in Fort Worth, Texas, are interpreting the phrase "protect and serve", which seems to translate as the attempted assassination of as many people as humanly possible, then lie about it.

Dec 29 07:39

PayPal serves illegal Israeli settlers but won’t let Palestinians open accounts

‘Without access to PayPal, Palestinian entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and others face routine difficulties in receiving payments for business and charitable purposes,’

Dec 29 07:03

FORBES.COM HIT PIECE ON NATURAL NEWS BACKFIRES

In an email to me in 2013, Forbes.com legal counsel openly admitted they have no responsibility to make sure the things they print are true. And they claim to be able to print outright lies under protection from the DMCA.

Dec 29 06:57

FLASHBACK - Rivero challenges the NSA

The US Government insists their demand for a ban on strong encryption or back doors into all of our electronic devices is to stop crime and terror.

But over the course of a year, as documented on this page, What Really Happened issued six encryption challenges based on systems of encryption created and programmed here on an air-gapped computer.

Now, I am not an encryption expert, and only a moderately decent programmer. The NSA would have a strong motive to break my codes to discourage others from creating their own systems of encryption.

None were ever solved.

If I can beat the NSA, it means real criminals and terrorists can defeat the NSA and keep their communications private.

Hence, the real agenda of the government is not to stop crime and terror but to monitor the American people to make sure they are not thinking those double-plus ungood thoughts about how this nation is being run!

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Dec 29 02:57

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.

Dec 28 16:31

Obama creates national monuments in Utah, Nevada

President Obama protected two massive areas in the American West on Wednesday, including a swath of southern Utah that has been at the center of a contentious battle over land protections for years.

The areas newly protected from development and various activities are the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Both areas are owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management.

The actions further cement the aggressive conservation legacy of Obama, who has protected more land and water than any other president under the Antiquities Act.

Dec 28 15:13

US Appeals Court Revives Hillary Clinton Email Suit

A US court rules two Federal Agencies failed to follow mandated enforcement action to recover emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server.

Dec 28 15:10

Your gadgets are listening, and the government can too

Growing popularity of voice activated technology in smartphones and home automation devices means that many Americans are never more than a few feet from a device capable of recording conversations they may assume are private. But a warrant recently obtained by police in Arkansas should serve as a reminder that Americans are willingly bugging their own homes.

Dec 28 14:52

Trump Might Be the End of the Bush-Obama Consensus

Say what you want about the Obama economy, but one aspect of it must be stated up front: It was the “Happy Time” of crony capitalism. I know this statement departs from the glowing narrative being promoted by mainstream sources, but facts are facts. Maybe Obama’s was left-cronyism, whereas Bush pushed a right one, but no matter. Crony capitalism has done well since 2009.

Dec 28 14:44

German Govt Hires Ex-Stasi Agent To Patrol Facebook For ‘Xenophobic’ Comments

An organisation run by a former Stasi agent has been recruited by the German government to patrol Facebook in a bid to stamp out “xenophobic” comments. Those caught posting material that the government disagrees with are likely to face criminal prosecution.

Germany is set to welcome one million new immigrants this year, a move that has not been without controversy. Determined to see his fellow Germans embrace their new multicultural homeland, Justice Minister Heiko Maas has decided to crack down on those citizens who criticise the influx, especially those who take to their own private Facebook accounts to do so.

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There's a very "late 30s" feel to all of the sudden interest in xenophobia and alleged "fake news" in Germany, as though there is a very specific agenda the German government wants to make certain is pushed, while some facts are conveniently left untouched.

I would like to hope that the German government, in its rabid hunger to root out xenophobia does not resort to factophobia or statistics phobia, ahead of these next elections: the German people deserve the truth, and to come to their electoral conclusions from those facts.

Dec 28 14:29

CLAIM: 100% Of USA ‘Warming’ Due To NOAA Data Tampering…

All of the claims in the Climate Central article are bogus. The US is not warming and 2016 was not a hot year in the US. It was a very mild year.

Dec 28 13:44

WATCH: TEXAS COP SHOOTS MAN IN BACK, FALSELY CLAIMING HIS LIFE WAS IN DANGER

It was a hot summer night in July and Texas cops were looking for two shirtless black men who had just committed a robbery when they came across a shirtless black man two blocks away, shooting him in the back and leaving him paralyzed. David Collie was not the man they were looking for, but the Fort Worth police officer shot him anyway, claiming Collie had turned toward them with an object in his hand, making them fear for their lives.

Dec 28 11:08

History Shows How Rare and Valuable Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press Are

The Founding Fathers protected freedom of speech and freedom of the press as the most important liberties.

They are protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. And as discussed below, the Founders recognized that the ability to speak freely was the foundation for all other freedoms.

Thousands of years of history shows how rare and valuable such freedoms really are …

Dec 28 11:05

Anonymous’ Journalist Released after 4 Years in Jail — Vows Never to Back Down

Barrett Brown, the activist and journalist known best for his work with anonymous, was recently released from jail after serving a brutal 4-year sentence. During that time he spent at least 6 months in solitary confinement, and now that he is released, he still faces 6 months of house arrest and will owe over $800 thousand in restitution fees.

Brown was a controversial figure who became a target for federal law enforcement due to his support of anonymous and his aggressive style of activism and journalism.

Dec 28 11:00

Graham: 99 percent of senators believe Russia interfered in election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says President-elect Donald Trump is at odds with nearly the entire Senate over whether Russia interfered in the election.

“There are 100 United States senators. ... I would say that 99 percent of us believe that the Russians did this, and we’re going to do something about it,” Graham told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on “The Situation Room” on Tuesday.

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I would like to politely point out to Senator Graham... that belief is not proof, and the American people aren't buying this at all.

And so, Senator, let me please get this straight: the US government is now (again) going to "punish Russia" for something you cannot prove it actually did, just as when you accused Russia of annexing Crimea in 2014, which actually never happened?!?

“Russia never Annexed Crimea, no Plans to intervene in Ukraine, it’s a Western Delusion” – Putin

When Yanukovich was overthrown, Crimea understood that there was no legitimate government in Kiev. So, it petitioned its citizens as to whether they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to join it. In a free and fair election, Crimeans told their officials that they wanted to join the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted their request.

Historically, Crimea had been part of Russia until the mid-50s, when Ukrainian born, USSR President, Nikita Khrushchev, annexed it to Ukraine.

And I would also like to politely remind Senator Graham that it was the US government, the IMF, the Soros Cartel, and the EU were behind the coup in Ukraine in 2014, which replaced the duly elected Yanukovich with the "anointed" western-centric Poroshenko.

In fact, in a presentation by Victoria Nuland in December of 2013, she openly talked about how much money the US government had spent to destabilize Ukraine:

Regime Change in Kiev: Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

Additionally, that was seen as the first step to toppling Putin, as reported by Ray McGovern at RT.com:

Ukrainian Coup 'Interim Step for Toppling Putin' - Former CIA Analyst

And we can see, Senator, just how swimmingly THAT tactic has worked!!!!!

Dec 28 10:44

Welcome to Greater Israel!

Trump has promised to “put America first,” but there is inevitably a spanner in the works. Now, with the New Year only six days away and the presidential inauguration coming less than three weeks after that, it is possible to discern that the new foreign policy will, more than under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, be driven in significant part by Israeli interests.

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This very positive attitude toward both Israel and Netanyahu, concerns me greatly.

I will take a wait and see attitude here, but the very notion of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is likely to be the spark which may well inflame the entire Middle East.

Dec 28 10:09

U.S. was No. 1 worldwide in weapons sales in 2015 at $40B

The United States sold $40.2 billion worth of weapons in 2015 -- by far the most in the world, according to a new congressional study.

The figure represents 31 percent of all arms sales globally. France was far behind in second place at $15.2 billion, according to the "Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015," by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library of Congress.

The largest purchasers were developing nations at $65.2 billion -- 81.7 percent of the total $79.9 billion. Qatar's deals were worth $17.5 billion, and Egypt followed with $11.9 billion in arms and Saudi Arabia at $8.6 billion. Next were South Korea, Pakistan, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq.

The top arms sellers increased their sales in 2015. U.S. weapons sales increased by around $4 billion and France's deals increased by well over $9 billion.

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I find this set of statistics deliciously ironic, in light of the fact that the President of the United States, President Obama, is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

I would strongly suggest that some who were on the Nobel Peace Prize Commission which originally nominated him who may now be calling for that award to President Obama to be rescinded, looking at all the bloody wars in which the US has been complicit, under his watch.

Dec 28 09:58

Israel Approves Settler Building In East Jerusalem Ahead Of Kerry Speech

The approval came after Israel postponed authorization of hundreds of other homes ahead of a speech on the Middle East by the U.S. secretary of state.

Israel approved construction of a multi-story building for settlers in annexed East Jerusalem on Wednesday, an NGO said, after postponing authorization of hundreds of other homes ahead of a speech on the Middle East by the U.S. secretary of state.

The Obama administration provoked the Israeli government’s fury on Friday by failing to block the passage of an anti-settlement resolution in the U.N. Security Council.

Secretary of State John Kerry was to give further voice to international opposition to settlements in an address at 11 a.m. ET (1600 GMT) that a State Department official said would lay out his vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has joined Israeli leaders in attacking the outgoing Obama administration’s move at the U.N.

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My bet is that the Israeli government will go ahead, and approve the other settlements, the approval of which is currently"postponed", when it believes that either the international community is distracted, or not paying attention, to enable Israel to ram the approvals through, and go ahead with construction.

When that happens, in light of the fact that Israel is no longer funding the UN, and literally scoffs at the notion of international law, Israel should be voted out of the UN, with severe economic sanctions to follow immediately upon its expulsion.

Dec 28 09:43

UNHAPPY HOLIDAYS: HOUSTON POLICE FORCE HOMELESS PEOPLE TO THROW AWAY FOOD

Local activists attempting to hand out food and gifts were shocked on Thursday afternoon when Houston police forced the homeless to throw away the donations. Around 1 pm on Thursday, several individuals met in downtown Houston to distribute plates of hot food, blankets, and other supplies to the city’s growing homeless population. Soon after, Houston police arrived on the scene of two different intersections where the homeless advocates were giving out gifts and food.

According to witness testimony posted on Facebook, the police instructed the homeless to throw away everything they had been given. “Not only were the police called, but they brought a large waste management truck and are forcing the homeless to throw away their food, pillows and other items,” reads one post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Itt appears that Houston city officials are perfectly comfortable with criminalising homelessness.

Because before running for office, all US politicians have their consciences....surgically removed.

But I would encourage Houston Mayer Turner to visit the Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, and here is why:

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

What happened here to Houston's homeless, because of this city-mandated destruction of everything they owned, was both extraordinarily cruel, and immoral in the extreme.

There are other, less draconian ways, to deal with homelessness, and Utah certainly has been a trailblazer state in this regard: it's success in this area should be commended, and other states and municipalities need to absorb the lessons of why the Utah model has worked so well.

Dec 28 09:23

Israel suggests US should consider cutting funds to UN after Security Council vote

Israel's ambassador to the United States on Monday slammed the United Nations Security Council's adoption of a resolution opposing Jewish settlements in occupied territory, suggesting the incoming Trump administration and Congress should take a close look at how much money the U.S. hands over to the U.N.

Speaking on Fox News' "Special Report," Ambassador Ron Dermer also doubled down on Israel's claim the U.S. orchestrated the resolution vote before abstaining last week. Still, he gave few specifics. "We have that evidence... we're going to present it to the new administration, and if they choose to share it with the American people, that'll be their choice."

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And may I politely suggest, considering the fact that Israel has cut its funding of the UN, and scoffs at the notion of international law, that it be removed from its status as a UN member by a General Counsel vote?

This expulsion should be followed immediately by the most severe sanctions the UN can levy against it, because that is the language its government in Tel Aviv understands.

Dec 28 09:15

Israel warned New Zealand that UN resolution was 'declaration of war': report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally phoned New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully to warn him a UN resolution co-sponsored by the country was a "declaration of war", according to a leading Israeli newspaper.

The UN Security Council resolution called for Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, declaring the settlements "illegal".

It was picked up and sponsored by New Zealand and three other countries after US President-elect Donald Trump reportedly pressured Egypt into dropping it.

It was passed on Saturday after the US abstained instead of vetoing, as they historically have done on votes concerning Israel.

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A memo to the New Zealand Government: Were I you, and your colleagues in Government, I would take Netanyahu at his word.

However, wars come in all kinds of modalities in the 21st century.

I would strongly suggest that the government of Israel, under Netanyahu's watch, is not above doing some asymmetrical moves to destabilise your economy, under the National Party's watch, New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully.

That means keeping your government's, and private industries' cyber-doors water-tight. Remember the release of the Stuxnet virus, a joint US/Israeli project in Iran in 2013, which took down roughly 1/5th of Iran's centrifuges?!?

The Stuxnet Attack On Iran's Nuclear Plant Was 'Far More Dangerous' Than Previously Thought

Also, please follow the money. Israel's Prime Minister "Vendetta" Netanyahu is hardly above doing anything humanly possible to take the National Party down as hard as he is able, in retribution for this UN resolution.

Dec 28 08:35

Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item

The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it.

In the name of combating harms from false news, the German government next year will consider the bill, which has bipartisan support, that will allow both official and private complainants to flag content that is considered “fake news”.

The law would also force the social networks to create in-country offices focused on responding to takedown demands and would make these networks responsible for compensation if a post by individual users were found to slander someone.

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A small memo to the German government; there is absolutely no proof that the Russians hacked the DNC's emails, and Julian Assange of Wikileaks has stated, unequivocally, that the hacks were not from "Russian state actors":

Wikileaks founder Assange on hacked Podesta, DNC emails: 'Our source is not the Russian government'

And all this focus by the German government on alleged "fake news" makes me wonder; what, precisely, does the German government not want the German people to know, or think about, before the election?!? Is it possible that it is statistics like the following?

‘Cologne is every day’: Europe’s rape epidemic

Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control
Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon."

Germany Outraged After Afghan Refugee Arrested In Rape, Murder Of 19 Year Old Female Student

Germany's migrant crisis: Refugees committed more than 200,000 crimes last year

REPORT: Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime In Germany While Media And Govt Focus on ‘Far Right’ Thought Crimes

Migrants linked to 69,000 would-be or actual crimes in Germany in first three months of 2016: police

Angela Merkel under more pressure over refugee policy as it is revealed migrants committed 142,500 crimes in Germany during the first six months of 2016

Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

and finally, just this month:

BERLIN TERROR ATTACK: Angela Merkel was WARNED of Christmas massacre just WEEKS ago

Will it be considered a "thought crime" for German citizens to look at these statistics, before deciding which candidates to pick during the next general election?!?

And what do almost all these articles and statistics have in common?!?

They happened under Angela Merkel's watch.

And the question which must be asked by German citizens is, how will another Merkel Chancellorship protect us from the effects of the mass migration she has allowed into our country which we have seen so far?!?

I would like to hope that logic doesn't become a "thought crime" in Germany, but if this legislation is passed, it looks as though it may, particularly when coupled with the following development:

Berlin plans ‘center of defense against fake news’ ahead of elections – report

Forgive me, German Government, but could you possibly get more Orwellian than this?!?

Dec 28 08:34

Pension Panic: The Coming Financial Bubble Nobody Is Talking About

For millions of public sector workers in the U.S., state-run pension funds are the only chance left for a comfortable retirement. In the hopes of providing a stable future for their families, an entire generation was duped into putting decades of their earnings into these supposedly ‘risk-free’ investments. Unfortunately, those who have entrusted the government to manage their life savings may end up destitute as a result.

Dec 28 08:31

Obama Set To Announce Economic Sanctions And "Covert Cyber Ops" Against Russia For "Election Hacking"

Just a week after Obama held a press conference announcing that he sent a stern warning to Vladamir Putin regarding his alleged "election hacking" efforts (see "Obama Told Putin To "Cut It Out" On Hacking"), the Washington Post is reporting that the Obama administration is close to announcing a series of economic sanctions and other measures to punish Russia for its "interference" in the 2016 presidential election. Quoting "U.S. officials," WaPo said that an announcement from the Obama administration could come as early as this week and would likely include "covert cyber operations."

Dec 28 08:17

Europe Proposes Confiscating Gold In Crackdown On "Terrorist Financing"

Hot on the heels of China gold import restrictions, and India's demonetization and gold confiscations, The European Commission proposed tightening controls on cash and precious metals transfers from outside the EU under the guise of shutting down one route for funding of militant attacks on the continent, following the Berlin Christmas attack.

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This has nothing to do with terror. The cashless society, forcing you to leave your money trapped inside the banks, only works if there is no portable store of value available to the public. That is why every nation starting to work towards a cashless society is banning private ownership of gold, and soon silver as well.

Dec 28 08:09

Obama Trying to Silence Independent Media? Michael Rivero - December 27, 2016

Dec 28 07:54

CALIFORNIA MAN ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE... OF CAFFEINE

The Guardian reported that Schwab was pulled over last August by an officer who accused him of driving erratically.

Schwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over by an agent from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, who was driving an unmarked vehicle. The agent said Schwab had cut her off and was driving erratically. The officer claims that Schwab cut her off and she gave him a breathalyzer which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.00%.

Unfortunately, the officer was still not convinced. So, she arrested him and took him to jail so his blood could be drawn for other drugs. His blood tests came back negative for all illegal drugs. But he did test positive for caffeine. For some reason, this was enough to charge Schwab with a DUI.

“I’ve never seen this before; I’ve never even heard of it.” Stacey Barrett, Schwab’s attorney said.

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Brought to you, courtesy of the California Department of: you can't make this stuff up!!

I think the officer who pulled this guy over might have been down-rev on her quota of tickets; and if there is absolutely no dash-cam, incontrovertible evidence of alleged "erratic driving", the judge in this case should absolutely cancel these charges; it would be insane not to.

Dec 28 07:28

US GOVERNMENT CAN LEGALLY ACCESS YOUR FACEBOOK DATA — AND NOW WE KNOW HOW

Facebook’s official announcement explained that requests for user data went from 46,710 in the last half of 2015 to 59,229 in the first half of 2016. At least 56 percent of these requests, Facebook added, “contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user.”

Law enforcement agencies from across the globe, Facebook continued, often send restriction requests demanding Facebook remove content from its forums.

Dec 28 07:17

CANADIAN SUPREME COURT KILLS LAST HOPE FOR FREE SPEECH

One of the many striking aspects of the Court's decision is the insistence that any judge, jury, or commission seeking to determine whether a speech act crosses the threshold of being punishable by law must not look to the speaker's intent but must, rather, make an assessment of the potential of that speech act for causing hate.

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Hate gets a bum rap. In our politically correct society we are taught that it's bad to hate at all, but I disagree. Hate can be a good thing. There are lots of things I hate and I am not ashamed to admit it.

I hate liars. I hate thieves. I hate cheats. I hate drug dealers. I hate corrupt politicians. I hate child molesters. I hate those who tortured Iraqis to death to find nuclear weapons that did not exist. These are hates that are good for the people to have.

Maybe if more people allowed themselves to hate liars, thieves, druggies, torturers, and the corrupt, our nation wouldn't be in the mess it's in. Think about that for a while. Hate towards those who act hatefully can be good. Hate could actually save our country.

I hate those who presume to decide for us what we can and cannot see, hear, or read. I am firmly opposed to and have openly defied efforts by our own government to withhold from the people information the people need to make good decisions with.

To NOT speak out about a crime because the perpetrators might feel they are hated is silly. Because this is exactly what we are dealing with. Crimes. Espionage. Illegal wiretaps. Torture. Interference with investigations. Attempts to circumvent the First Amendment by claiming that any one individual who feels hated has veto power over all Freedom of Speech.

Dec 28 07:05

Common Sense Communications Backup

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Alternative (and free) computer privacy and communications tools.

Dec 27 18:58

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

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Gutenberg was convinced his invention would strengthen the Church, as the ability to mass produce books from a single original would eliminate all the small copying errors invariably introduced in the manual book production process. The result was the exact opposite, through mechanisms Gutenberg did not foresee.

It’s important to remember here, that through the media cartel of the medieval ages (where the Catholic Church produced all news and reported all news), that there was an absolute gatekeeper position over the narrative. The Church could essentially claim that something was true, and everybody would believe it. This is a very powerful position, being the gatekeeper of true and false – one that is prone to abuse without any opposition, or competition, in reporting. As it turned out, the Catholic Church would indeed come to abuse this power quite egregiously, and paid the price for it.

Dec 27 18:12

Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

Kentucky bills people held in its jails for the costs of incarcerating them, even if all charges are later dismissed. In Colorado, five towns raise more than 30 percent of their revenue from traffic tickets and fines. In Ferguson, Mo., “city officials have consistently set maximizing revenue as the priority for Ferguson’s law enforcement activity,” a Justice Department report found last year.

Dec 27 15:40

British Generals and Military Advisers in Syria to Recruit Retreating Aleppo Terrorists

A group of British Generals and military advisors have arrived in Syria to recruit and train the terrorist groups which have withdrawn from Aleppo, a Russian daily reported.
The Izvestia newspaper reported that UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon had earlier said that 20 British military instructors have already arrived in Syria to “restore the combat capability of units of the moderate opposition which has retreated from Aleppo”.

Earlier reports, in October, said that Britain had sent its military experts to Syria before Aleppo’s liberation by the Syrian army to train the fresh terrorists for combat, first medical aid and defuse bombs.

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Izvestia is usually pretty no-nonsense about what they report; however, IF these reports are true, this "mission" had to have been signed off on at the highest level of the British government.

So, IF these reports are true, this a clear, and thoroughly disturbing, revelation that the British government, from Prime Minister May on down, has collectively lost their mind to the point where they believe that a war with Russia over Syria is a perfectly acceptable outcome of these actions, in order to regime change Damascus.

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Dec 27 15:18

Trump Tower Evacuated – Bomb Squad Investigating “Suspicious Package”

Trump Tower in New York City being evacuated due to a suspicious package which is being investigated by the NYPD bomb squad.

Dec 27 15:15

Israel to Spray Pesticides Along Gaza Border

The Palestinian ministry of agriculture has warned local people that the Israeli occupation authorities are going to spray pesticides along the Gaza border between 25 December and 5 January. The ministry’s statement was reported by a number of media outlets.

“This is an annual Israeli activity which takes place at the end of the year to get rid of unneeded grass in this farming strip along the border,” the General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza, Younis Al-Zaytouniyeh, told Quds Press.

He noted that the Israeli pesticides have a negative effect on Palestinian crops. This sometimes causes huge losses for Palestinian farmers in the besieged territory. Last year, he explained, most of the crops near the border were damaged.

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I have to wonder if these pesticides contain glyphosate, a known carcinogen, which will not only effect Palestinian crops, but also give a number of Palestinians and their families cancer.

Dec 27 14:46

Hell just froze over: the New York Times runs an article saying Zionism is racist

Trump’s election is having fascinating consequences. Today the New York Times ran a long piece titled, “Liberal Zionism in the Age of Trump,” by Omri Boehm of the New School saying that liberal Zionism is a contradiction: liberal American Jews have “identified themselves with Zionism, a political agenda rooted in the denial of liberal politics.”

Boehm’s most startling point is that Zionism has anti-Semitic strains, witness its collaboration with Nazis. Hannah Arendt is happy today.

The piece will greatly increase the pressure on liberal Zionists to choose one idea or the other, and to stop denying the existence of apartheid.

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This is a fascinating analysis, and it will be interesting to see if it changes the way Zionists see themselves, and how they perceive how the world sees them.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I would love to see both a thriving Israel, and a thriving Palestinian state, created not by bloodshed, but by hard-won, ethical negotiations.

Unfortunately, the newest, internationally condemned Jewish-Only housing developments, happening in East Jerusalem, and in the West Bank, will make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible; this is by design.

And also, unfortunately, such actions are completely to be expected from the wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy,( with nuclear weapons) which Israel has become in the 21st century.

Dec 27 14:42

Can Laws the Globalist Made Be Used to take Down New World Order’s Treasonous Subversives Under a Trump Administration?

All I can say to our next President. Even though we want him to be tough taking down the traitors and criminals who have undermined our constitutional republic by hook and by crook. We also have to remind the Attorney General and the President that there is a presumption of innocence for the accused no matter how repulsive they are to the American people. They are entitled to the same constitutional rights to a speedy public and fair trial with a jury of their peers with the right to assistance of counsel for a vigorous defense as we enjoy. If we attack their rights, We attack our own meaning we will fall into the pit we are digging too. We must not forget that ever.

History will judge us not by the outcome. But in the way we carry it out. So we must take the moral high ground so we set a good example for future generation to come and not stoop to their globalist level when dealing with these traitors.

Dec 27 14:39

It is time Take Down the Anti American Subversives trying to Destroy The Republic.

These foundations and NGOs that seek to overthrow our Constitution and our Bill of Rights lingering around wreaking havoc will continue unless dealt with. Donald Trump’s plan to restore the republic will be hindered at every turn unless these subversive foundations are brought down. It is time to take down these subversive organizations and foundations if our republic is going to survive. What is your opinion?

Dec 27 14:33

A Trump Victory Means Patriots Are Regaining Their Self Respect As Proud Americans Once Again

Freedom loving Americans no longer tolerate Hillary Clinton’s and George Soros’s brown shirt brigades to harass Trump supporters. No matter what the globalist try to throw at us trying to scare us into submission whether it be an economic crash, martial law or any other doomsday scenario. We have lost our fear of the globalist. We no longer put up with buthurt Hillary supporters rioting and disrupting tactics because Clinton lost the election. We laugh at the cry bullies who did not get their way. Threatening the electoral college did not bear any results. The pro Hillary crowd have lost steam to make any effect to alter the outcome.

What worked in other tyrannical countries using a bunch of ignorant rabid leftist to scare us into submission no longer works anymore. When the government had a monopoly on the information the new media released. it was easy to get away with it.

Dec 27 14:30

Israel Threatens to Give Trump ‘Iron-Clad’ Proof Obama Was Behind UN Vote

Spokesmen for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim to have come upon “iron-clad information” from several sources which pins last week’s UN Security Council vote, which condemned Israeli expansion of settlements in the occupied territories, on a scheme by the Obama Administration.

Spokesman David Keyes insisted Obama helped create the resolution in the first place, and Ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel intends to present the evidence to the Trump Administration “through the appropriate channels.” Dermer encouraged Trump to share it with the American people to prove that the US “was behind this ganging up on Israel at the UN.”

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IF Netanyahu actually had proof of Obama's creation, or collusion in the crafting, of this UN resolution, he would be screaming it from the rooftops in Tel Aviv.

In light of the fact that Israel is consistently guilty of choosing to disregard international law, and has stopped paying their required fees to the UN, the UN should simply boot Israel out of the UN, and declare their representative "persona non grata" at their functions.

Dec 27 12:47

Mainstream fake news: the devious limited hangout Dec27

Big media attacks “fake news.” Independent reporters rightly point the finger at big media as the predominant purveyor of fake news.

Oops.

Here I want to comment on one of the most devious forms of MSM fake news: the limited hangout.

When necessary, news outlets will do a PARTIAL EXPOSURE of a hidden crime. The assumption is, once the story is published and broadcast, everyone will shake their heads and say, “That’s terrible,” and move on. The whole thing will be forgotten in a matter of days, as if the whole truth has been revealed. Limited hangout.

From media’s point of view, a limited hangout means: “We won’t do any further digging. We’ll shut down further investigation.” Vital questions won’t be asked:

Dec 27 11:27

MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." -- William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

"There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don't need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level." -- William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

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Dec 27 10:34

CBS Reveals The True Origin of ISIS

CBS news reports on the true origin ISIS and how “direct” action funded and armed the terrorists rebels in Syria to launch a 30 year war.

Dec 27 10:32

Israel Pressing Ahead With Settlements Despite UN Resolution

The Jerusalem municipality, undeterred by a U.N. anti-settlement resolution, is due to consider on Wednesday requests for construction permits for hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.

Israel is still fuming over the resolution approved last Friday by the United Nations Security Council that demands an end to settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel has also described as “shameful” the decision of its long-standing ally the United States to abstain in the vote rather than wield its veto. The Obama administration is a strong opponent of the settlements.

An agenda published by Jerusalem City Hall listed applications for at least 390 new homes whose approval looks certain to intensify international and Palestinian opposition to the Israeli settlement-building.

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Given that Israel has stopped its normal share of funding for the UN, and refuses to abide by the norms of international law, the UN's only intelligent answer to this is to expel Israel from the UN; place sanctions against it; and declare that their UN representative is now "persona non grata".

I sincerely hope that this act on the part of the Israeli government energizes the BDS movement, because such actions speak a language both Israeli corporate business owners, and Israeli leadership, understands.

Dec 27 10:21

MOSCOW COURT RECOGNIZES 2014 TURMOIL IN UKRAINE AS COUP D’ÉTAT

A Russian court has ruled in favor of a former Ukrainian lawmaker, recognizing the events in Kiev in 2014, which ended in the ousting of the president and the installation of the current regime, as an illegal coup d’état.

“The main claim of the lawsuit has been confirmed by testimony presented within the case,” Dorogomilovsky Court Judge Anna Shipikova announced on Tuesday in Moscow.

The lawsuit was filed by former Ukrainian parliament member and co- founder of the Ukraine Salvation Committee Vladimir Oleynik. He claimed that when the Ukrainian parliament voted to oust then-President Viktor Yanukovich in February 2014, the stated reason was “self-withdrawal from execution of presidential responsibilities,” but the Ukrainian Constitution did not include this as a reason for impeachment, and was illegally changed without approval from the Ukrainian Constitutional Court.

Yanukovich’s ousting was therefore illegal, as was the subsequent early presidential election in May 2014.

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This coup was orchestrated by the US government; the IMF; and the EU.

In fact, the major US operative in developing this coup, Victoria Nuland, bragged about how much money the US spent to destabilise Ukraine, to send its government into a more "Western-centric orbit" at a presentation in December of 2013:

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

But that was seen, by the US, as only a first step toward toppling Vladimir Putin:

Ukrainian Coup 'Interim Step" in Toppling Putin - Former CIA Analyst

And we have seen how swimmingly THAT has gone, with Ukraine now fraying at the seams, economically, and Putin triumphant in Syria, having gotten the anti-Assad jihadists either running, or killed outright; yet another "imaginary triumph" of Obama's "legacy", I suppose, or at least, that's the way he's going to paint it.

Dec 27 10:06

SPOOKED: HOW THE CIA MANIPULATES THE MEDIA, PART 2

Americans are under almost constant bombardment with propaganda. Everyone who wants our money is trying in overt and more subtle ways to shape our views and our spending decisions. We kind of get that.

But we don’t understand very well, or even recognize at all, the constant efforts by elements of our own government to shape how we see things.

Perhaps the most insidious aspect of this is efforts by American intelligence services to influence our media, our cultural, and our storytelling institutions. The goal is to present a version of historical events that suits the purposes of these murky power centers.

WhoWhatWhy has started to take back ownership of our vital information pipelines.

A new book, from which we excerpt below, provides important insights into how the news, movies and other forms of dissemination are quietly shaped to “help” us know what to think.

— WhoWhatWhy introduction by Russ Baker

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It is very simple: just count on everything the US government tells its citizens and the world to be a lie, to advance its agendas and narratives, and life will be a lot simpler, henceforward.

Dec 27 09:26

US GOVERNMENT CAN LEGALLY ACCESS YOUR FACEBOOK DATA (AND NOW WE KNOW HOW)

The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in.

According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016.

Facebook’s official announcement explained that requests for user data went from 46,710 in the last half of 2015 to 59,229 in the first half of 2016. At least 56 percent of these requests, Facebook added, “contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user.”

Law enforcement agencies from across the globe, Facebook continued, often send restriction requests demanding Facebook remove content from its forums. Fortunately, these requests dropped substantially this year, from 55,827 in the last half of 2015 to 9,663 in 2016 — an 87 percent drop. Most of the 2015 requests revolved around “French content restrictions of a single image from the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks.”

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It gets worse: as reported today at blacklistednews.com:

FACEBOOK DOESN’T TELL USERS EVERYTHING IT REALLY KNOWS ABOUT THEM

Facebook appears to be a government agency, disguised as a social media outlet.

Dec 27 09:21

How the Crackdown on Patriots Will Occur: “Dissent Will Become Unthinkable”

Despite the rise of populism and a resurgence of American values, it has become more dangerous than ever to speak out. A new war on patriots has begun…

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Dec 27 09:20

ENCRYPTION APP ‘SIGNAL’ FIGHTS CENSORSHIP WITH A CLEVER WORKAROUND

On Wednesday, Open Whisper Systems, which created and maintains Signal, announced that it’s added a feature to its Android app that will allow it to sidestep censorship in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, where it was blocked just days ago. Android users can simply update the app to gain unfettered access to the encryption tool, according to Open Whisper Systems founder Moxie Marlinspike, and an iOS version of the update is coming soon.

Dec 27 09:19

Government Destroys Couple’s Rights Over Rainwater: “If You’re Honest, They Take Everything Away”

An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so.

Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office.

Dec 27 09:16

Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

Recall that as we reported in early June, "a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

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There is going to be a fight that goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

Dec 27 09:04

LATEST NEWS IN THE WAR ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Now that the fake news meme has gone global thanks to the establishment media, authoritarians are using it to arrest journalists.

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Dec 26 10:52

Josh Earnest is upset because Obama hasn’t been acknowledged as ‘most transparent’ pres. in history

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a CNN interview aired Sunday that he’s upset over the fact that President Barack Obama doesn’t get enough credit for being the “most transparent” president in United States history.

Earnest made his comments during an interview with CNN host Brian Stelter, who said that many journalists would disagree with Earnest that the Obama White House has been the most transparent in history, noting the complaints of journalists and denied Freedom of Information Act requests.

Earnest responded by saying that the Obama administration has responded to “hundreds of thousands” of FOIA requests, but argued that there is “no constituency in American politics for transparency in government beyond journalists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A long memo to Josh Earnest; sir, as of that last statement, it appears that you have gone completely around the bend, and met yourself on the other side of that cycle.

And I would like to politely remind this gentleman, that at the very top of its statement regarding FOIA, the website of the National Security Archive, it very clearly states;

What is the FOIA? Enacted in 1966, The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that establishes the public's right to obtain information from federal government agencies. The FOIA is codified at 5 U.S.C. Section 552. "Any person" can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, associations, and universities. In 1974, after the Watergate scandal, the Act was amended to force greater agency compliance. It was also amended in 1996 to allow for greater access to electronic information.

So, his absolute, unadulterated codswallop about there being "... is no constituency in American politics for transparency in government beyond journalists.” is proven, with a little basic fact checking, to be simply another Obama Administration lie.

And I would like to politely remind Mr. Earnest that it is those very same presstitutes and whoresspondents he holds in such high esteem, who simply regurgitate whatever the current administration wants them to say, to further their geopolitical agendas, have told us some interesting things, but refused to inform Americans of other realities:

1. Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

2. Al Assad gassed his own people with Sarin, just when the UN Committee landed in Damascus to investigate. Al Assad did not gas his own people

3. That Obamacare would be self-sustaining. Obamacare Insurance Markets on Verge of Collapse

4. Never giving Americans the real reason why Libya's Gaddafi was assassinated. Declassified Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

5. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 “Russia never Annexed Crimea, no Plans to intervene in Ukraine, it’s a Western Delusion” – Putin

6. The Saudi campaign against Yemen is just, which is why US, UK, and Canada should keep selling them weapons.The US Should Stand with Saudi Arabia in Yemen

U.S. and U.K. Continue to Actively Participate in Saudi War Crimes, Targeting of Yemeni Civilians

Images: dead and wounded children, from Saudi airstrikes

Images: Yemeni children dying of malnutrition, due to Saudi naval bockade of Yemen

7. Unemployment is only 5%, at the end of 2016:
New Record: Americans Not in Labor Force Breaks 95 Million for First Time; the bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks.

So you see, Mr. Earnest, I could go on and on; but I am sure you catch my drift; and the unfortunate reality, here, is that President Obama's "transparency legacy" is just about as translucent as is a big, fat, glob of butter.

Dec 26 10:46

Obama’s Christmas Gift to America: “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act”

It’s official.

Only the government is telling the truth now. Everyone else is lying. We know this because of the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” that President Obama signed into law this weekend while everyone was enjoying Christmas.

It was part of this year’s NDAA, which has been customarily signed over the holidays because it tends to contain things that we won’t like.

I really wish he'd just gotten us some socks and stale chocolate.

Dec 26 10:41

Israeli Ministers Approve Bill to Remove Online ‘Incitement’

Israeli ministers have approved a bill that would allow a court to order sites such as Facebook and YouTube to remove material found to be “incitement,” which they say contributes to Palestinian attacks on Israelis.

A panel of ministers approved the legislation on Sunday and it will now be taken up by the country’s parliament.

Dec 26 10:18

Corporate Media Admits 5 Years of Fukushima Fake News

The Corporate Media Called The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Coverup Fake News For Over 5 Years Before Finally Admitting The Truth.

Dec 26 10:17

CBS: Facts National Media Isn’t Telling You About Aleppo

CBS news reports on the facts the national media isn’t telling the public about Syria’s fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists.

Dec 26 10:16

Video: ISIS Burns Alive 2 Chained Turkish Soldiers in Aleppo

Syria rebel terrorists, members of ISIS, have released a video of two Turkish soldiers being burned alive following the fall of Aleppo.

Dec 26 10:15

“ISIS Fighter” With Gun and Flag Walks Through German Border Checkpoint

A Danish man, dressed as an ISIS fighter carrying a fake gun and the ISIS flag, walks across a Danish German border checkpoint.

Dec 26 09:45

Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public

Councils were given permission to carry out more than 55,000 days of covert surveillance over five years, including spying on people walking dogs, feeding pigeons and fly-tipping, the Guardian can reveal.

A mass freedom of information request has found 186 local authorities – two-thirds of the 283 that responded – used the government’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to gather evidence via secret listening devices, cameras and private detectives.

Among the detailed examples provided were Midlothian council using the powers to monitor dog barking and Allerdale borough council gathering evidence about who was guilty of feeding pigeons.

Dec 26 09:36

The Radical Jesus: How Would The Baby In A Manger Fare In The American Police State?

Jesus was good. He was caring. He had powerful, profound things to say - things that would change how we view people, alter government policies and change the world,and when confronted by those in authority, he did not shy away from speaking truth to power. But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later?

Dec 26 09:29

Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

"Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel. But today... with this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on." - Sen. Rob Portman.

Dec 26 09:21

CNN RATINGS HIT ALL TIME RECORD LOW

CNN, the network so thoroughly exposed by WikiLeaks as a propaganda mouthpiece of the establishment, have recorded their lowest ratings since records began. For the week ending December 18, CNN ranked a lowly number 18 for total viewers per day for ad supported cable networks.

CNN was beat out by channels such as The Cartoon Network and Home And Garden TV Network. Viewers obviously decided The Cartoon Network is closer to reality than what CNN pumps out. Perhaps most embarrassingly, The Food Network had more daily viewers than CNN.

How the mighty have fallen. For primetime viewers CNN did not even rank in the top 25.

CNN is falling apart, which is nice to see given they are an establishment run propaganda channel exposed by their former staff as accepting cash to play what amount to informercials for foreign dictators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These ratings are precisely what CNN deserves, for having so long, and so willingly, regurgitated the lies of the government as "the truth".

Mike and I think that 2017 will prove to be the year of the Independent Media; here's hoping! :-)

Dec 26 09:09

GOLDMAN-SACHS CAUGHT MANIPULATING US DOLLAR — NO ONE ARRESTED, SLAP ON WRIST INSTEAD

The same company that paid Hillary Clinton nearly $700,000, for three one-hour speeches, has now been ordered to pay a nine-figure sum for currency market manipulation.

Goldman-Sachs was ordered to pay 120 million, “to settle charges that it often tried to manipulate a global dollar benchmark for interest rate products over a five-year period,” according to Reuters.

The investment corporation was levied the “civil penalty to settle charges that it often tried to manipulate a global dollar benchmark for interest rate products over a five-year period,” the report states.

Citing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s report, Reuters stated Goldman-Sachs engaged in its illegal activity in an attempt to “manipulate the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix benchmark,” and was ordered to cease from doing so in the future by taking measures to prevent a recurrence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only way to bring this kind of behaviour under control is to make this kind of activity punishable by hard jail time for all those who signed off on these practices; this financial wrist slap means NOTHING for a company the size of Goldman Sachs.

Dec 26 07:28

Anti rape chastity pants 21st century style


Webmaster addition: And what will the would-be rapist do to his victim when he cannot complete the rape? Wouldn't giving the woman a gun be a better solution?'

Dec 26 03:07

Interview: Richard and Nina Spencer about threats and media campaigns

In this interview with German journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter, Richard and Nina Spencer speak freely about the recent death threats and smears directed against them. Richard is credited with coining the term 'alt-right.'

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