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Aug 20 10:51

German town cancels Palestinian children’s drawings exhibit for ‘highly political content

A Palestinian exhibition portraying life and destruction in Gaza was canceled by authorities in the German town of Heidelberg over “crossing a political red line.” The organizers have expressed fury about the move.

The exhibition, held under the guise of a pro-Palestinian group, “Palästina-/Nahost-Initiative” was canceled shortly before it was due to start on August 10, RNZ newspaper reports.

Entitled "Experiences, Fears and Dreams – Children in Palestine," the event was supposed to host drawings from two rehabilitation centers in Gaza and Ramallah. Some of the pieces showed explosions, burning cities and soldiers with assault rifles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That these children have actually lived through explosions, burning cities and soldiers with assault rifles, is apparently irrelevant!

Aug 20 10:49

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground.

In another escalation of Syria's bloody conflict, warplanes from President Bashar al-Assad's regime were bombarding the city of Hasakeh -- targeting Kurdish forces that for months have worked closely with coalition military advisers helping local fighters combat the Islamic State group.

On Thursday, the United States sent fighter jets to head off air strikes conducted by regime planes and to protect coalition advisers, but the Syrian planes had left by the time they arrived.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that I have to, once again, politely remind the US government and military that the Sovereign Country of Syria does not have to do ANYTHING the US government or military orders them to do, because it is THEIR COUNTRY, and not ours.

Russia was invited to take care of the jihadists by Syrian President al-Assad; the US government has not been invited to do so.

Aug 20 10:22

UK surveillance powers have gone ‘further than any other Western democracy’ - MP

Britain has gone “further than any other Western democracy” in its expansion of surveillance powers and its ability to collect bulk data without justifiable reason, a British MP has said.

Aug 20 10:02

All the Critics Who Bashed “Hillary’s America” Documentary Might Want To See This Fact…

Since the public release of the film on July, 22nd it has received mass amounts of attention, accompanied by mixed reviews.

For example, the film only received a 4% rating by the film critics on Rotten Tomatoes. But it received an 84% positive response in audience reviews.

Despite all this, the film has had groundbreaking results. According to The Hollywood Reporter, D’Souza’s film has become the highest-grossing documentary of 2016. Just five days after its release, the documentary made over $5 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we reported on yesterday's radio show, theaters showing Hillary's America are now being threatened with Union "problems" unless they pull the film.

Aug 20 09:21

What have they done to Ryan Bundy?

Ryan Bundy is being tortured. Multnomah County jail is notorious for dead and injured inmates!

Ryan Bundy is in Solitary Confinement until after his trial. This means that he will have limited opportunities to prepare for defending his freedom. How did this happen?

The FBI agents are already under investigation for lying during that incident. They claimed that they did not fire their weapons. However, it has been shown that there were two bullet casings that were illegally removed from the scene. All of OSP’s shots have been accounted for, therefore the shots seem to have come from the FBI.

Bundy has maintained that he does not give permission to State or Federal authorities to remove the evidence from his arm. He has said that he is willing to have it removed, however, he has certain conditions under which he will agree, including having an independent forensic analysis done. The Federal authorities refuse these terms.

Aug 20 09:12

Company Owned by Pro-Israel Clinton Mega-Donor Haim Saban Just Bought Gawker Media's Assets

Pro-Israel mega-donor, media tycoon and die-hard Hillary Clinton backer Haim Saban is expanding his empire through his company’s acquisition of Gawker Media Group’s digital assets for $135 million.

Aug 20 08:55

WIKILEAKS: VOTE RIGGING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST DNC MOVES FORWARD

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that the class action lawsuit against the DNC for vote rigging is moving forward, implicating both Hillary Clinton and former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in legal proceedings.

The suit includes six claims: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, monetary restitution for donors of Sanders, the DNC breaking its own fiduciary duties, and negligence for failing to protect sensitive donor information that was hacked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Aug 20 08:53

Publicly Funded NPR Follows the Left’s Lead, Closes Comments Sections

Publicly funded National Public Radio has announced that it will be closing its comments sections in a bid to “move the conversation to social media,” following the lead of many left-wing news sites in doing so.
In a blog post by NPR public editor Elizabeth Jensen, she said that although the decision is “sure to upset a loyal core of its audience,” the company would now prefer to “let social media pick up the slack.”

Scott Montgomery, the managing editor for NPR digital news cited the reason for the move as the company’s need to engage more in social media, saying that NPR has “reached the point where we’ve realized that there are other, better ways to achieve the same kind of community discussion around the issues we raise in our journalism.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this move, NPR has completely destroyed what little legitimacy it has left.

Aug 20 08:49

WHO MANUAL DIRECTING "AUTHORITIES" ON HOW TO RESPOND TO VACCINE DENIERS IN PUBLIC

The endlessly increasing vaccine push on the public, at the behest of pharmaceutical companies, can be looked at as nothing more than a psychological operation (PSYOP). From the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) comes the 2016 "Best Practice Guidance 1st Edition: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public". From this guide parents and communities will understand how to see through the simplistic messaging maneuvers and counter the ongoing public PSYOP. The WHO's guiding document opens on page one with the following statement:

"This guidance document provides basic broad principles for a spokesperson of any health authority on how to respond to vocal vaccine deniers.The suggestions are based on psychological research on persuasion, on research in public health, communication studies and on WHO risk
communication guidelines."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am no science denier, or anti-vaxxer; having said that, however, I have found some very effective ways of enhancing my wellness which do not involve conventional medical treatment.

Trust me; I would never be a Christian Scientist with appendicitis; but understanding something about nutrition and wellness has kept me in reasonably good shape, at 67, which is a real gift at this age.

I would encourage all of our readers to do the due dilligence, and educate themselves about the power of nutrition to augment health.

When I have friends locally who have just had a really lousy health diagnosis, I encourage them to have a nutritional consult at a medical center under 7th-Day Adventist management.

As ovolacto-vegetarians, these people have health statistics that are, generally, off the chart, in terms of great health outcomes. They have learned to use food as a weapon against disease, and they have my complete and utter respect for having done so.

Aug 20 08:40

U.S. DEFENSE CONTRACTORS TELL INVESTORS RUSSIAN THREAT IS GREAT FOR BUSINESS

The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.

Weapon makers have told investors that they are relying on tensions with Russia to fuel new business in the wake of Russian’s annexation of Crimea and modest increases in its military budget.

In particular, the arms industry — both directly and through its arsenal of hired-gun, think-tank experts and lobbyists – is actively pressuring NATO member nations to hike defense spending in line with the NATO goal for member states to spend at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. Russia did not annex Crimea; after the putsch in Kiev in 2014, which threw Yanukovich, the duly elected President, under the proverbial bus, and anointed Poroshenko as Ukraine's President, Crimean authorities understood that there was no legitimate government in Kiev. They therefore held a free and fair referendum, to decide if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to join. In an overwhelming vote, Crimeans decided to to petition the Russian Federation to join. The Russian Federation accepted this request. Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here.
2. It is very alarming, but perfectly predictable to me, that weapons manufacturers and banks can smell money in the bloodshed which is almost surely to come from any kind of US/Russian military conflict regarding Ukraine, as the demonisation of Russia, which you see in all the presstitute/whorespondent outlets, continues to escalate.

Aug 20 08:31

CIA WHISTLEBLOWER JEFFREY STERLING CLOSE TO DEATH IN FEDERAL PRISON

Jeffrey Sterling, one of the most recent victims of the U.S. government’s war on whistleblowers, may be at risk of dying in a Colorado prison.

In an interview published Tuesday in The Colorado Independent, the wife of the CIA whistleblower warned that his health is failing due to inadequate medical care at FCI Englewood, the federal prison where he is serving a sentence of three-and-a-half years.

“I’m concerned my husband may die,” Holly Sterling told the Independent’s Corey Hutchins. “I’m extremely concerned.”In May 2015, Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony charges, including seven charges of violating the Espionage Act, for revealing information about Operation Merlin, a secret CIA operation carried out under President Bill Clinton to undermine Iran’s nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sterling's death, through neglect, is the Federal Government's desired outcome here, as a vicious example for others who may feel morally compelled to speak out regarding the cost/benefit relationship of various of its programs.

It is no accident that for the organisation "Reporters Without Borders", the US ranks as 41st in terms of press freedoms out of 180 countries which comprise their list.

Aug 20 08:30

Chuck Grassley Wants Answers From Loretta Lynch

"At this point, the American people and Congress are owed answers."

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Aug 20 08:25

PORTLAND BANS ANTI-CLIMATE CHANGE MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS

The Portland Public School Board voted earlier this year to ban any classroom materials, including textbooks and other material purchased by the district, that cast doubt on the existence of climate change.

This new rule was passed unanimously by the board’s members, who agreed with testimony from Bill Bigelow, a former Portland teacher, when he said,

“We don’t want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry.”

Materials that present climate change as a theory rather than as a fact will no longer be used and, going forward, they will not be purchased by the district for students. Additionally, materials must make it clear that human activity is responsible for the rapid climate change occurring on our planet. The resolution also calls for the superintendent and staff to develop an education plan for teaching students about climate justice.

A student of Lincoln High School, Gaby Lemieux, said in testimony at the hearing,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I understand that we have to mandate the companies which produce fossil fuel to become as environmentally friendly as possible.

But we cannot stop there; the US government has got to send one little slice of the money it spends on its wars of conquest to control fossil fuel resources to create truly usable alternative energy; the kind of energy which can power a tank, or fly a plane.

That would be both logical and intelligent.

But the people desirous of banning books which don't spew the codswallop of human caused global warming are missing one critical fact; how hot, or how cold, the earth gets is primarily dependent on the sun, and it's cycles.

The predictions for winter 2016-2017 from the Old Farmer's Almanac (which has an annoying reputation for being generally correct), are as follows.

Get ready for a shift from last year! For the winter of 2016–2017, we expect temperatures to be much colder than last winter but still above normal. Winter 2017 will also feature below-normal snowfall overall; the snowy exception is the northern tier of the U.S., which can expect to be blanketed in white. Winter will be colder in much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Exceptions will be in a swatch from North Dakota to Maine, which will have below-normal temperatures. Most of the Pacific states will have below-normal temperatures, with above-normal temperatures in the Intermountain region and Desert Southwest. Snowfall will be above normal from southern New England and western New York southward through the Appalachians, but not in northern New England. Snowfall with also be above what’s typical from eastern Minnesota to the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan and southward to St. Louis, Missouri; and from central North Dakota westward to the Pacific. We expect below-normal snowfall in most other places that normally receive snow. Precipitation will be below normal across most of the southern two-thirds of the nation. However, precipitation will be above normal in the North, with the primary exceptions being above-normal rainfall in northern California, southern Oregon, portions of the western Lower Lakes region, and Florida. With rainfall below normal in most of California, the drought there will continue. In Canada, brace for more snow and colder-than-average temperatures throughout most parts of the country. The exceptions to the winter of white will be Manitoba, portions of Saskatchewan, and northern sections across the land. While snowfall will generally be below normal in these areas, temperatures will remain chilly

Frankly, with an 80% success rate in their predictions over the last 225 years, I would more likely place my bets on this than ANYTHING the "Warmistas" have to say.

Aug 20 08:16

Election Justice USA finds that Bernie Sanders lost an estimated 184 delegates to Election Fraud

We have aimed to provide an overview of the evidence for various types of fraud and targeted voter suppression impacting the outcomes of the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. After covering the legal background and the history of Election Justice USA’s legal actions, our best efforts to combat election fraud and voter suppression, we gave a thorough treatment of:

1) Targeted voter suppression

2) Registration tampering

3) Illegal voter purges

4) Exit polling discrepancies

5) Evidence for voting machine tampering

6) The security (or lack thereof) of various voting machine types

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The leaked DNC emails confirm the Democratic Party leadership aided and abetted Hillary's theft. And if they did it to the voters in the primaries, they are planning to do it again in November.

If a government cannot prove the honesty and accuracy of the elections by which they claim authority over the people, then the people are neither legally nor morally obligated to obey that government's dictates nor to pay its bills nor to send their children to die in that government's wars, and may with full moral justification resist with lethal force efforts to coerce said dictatorship, looting, and conscription.

Aug 20 08:12

GANG MEMBERS CHANT “BLACK LIVES MATTER” WHILE BEATING UP WHITE VICTIM

Gang members chanted “black lives matter” as they viciously beat up a white victim in Charleston as part of an initiation ritual, a story that has received no national media attention.

In a video posted on Facebook, Brandon Reiter relates how he was driving home before picking someone up to “help them get home”.

A woman was “frantically waving her arms on the side of the road” and Reiter offered her a ride, reports Counton2.com.

When he arrived at the destination, Reiter’s passenger stole the tip money he had on his counter and when Reiter exited the vehicle, he was immediately surrounded by two black men and had a gun put to his head.

A member of the gang known as “Blue” ordered the other gang member to shoot Reiter, before Reiter was able to snatch the gun away and run back to his truck

However, other members of the gang were waiting for him and subjected Reiter to a brutal beat down that was part of a gang initiation ritual.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very charming.

Reiter is damned lucky to be alive.

And I can thoroughly understand why there was no major whorespondent or presstitute coverage of the incident, and that is it does not fit the narrative of white on black crime.

Aug 20 07:58

Hillary Clinton Vows To Shut Down Alternative Media

Hillary Clinton has threatened to shut down alternative news websites in America if she is elected President of the United States.

Aug 19 16:06

George Soros using his billions to fund #BlackLivesMatter and the immigration push

The goal of the global elites is to erase borders by importing great masses of Third World people to take American jobs at slave wages in order to destroy the middle class and create crisis conditions that will have the people clamoring for strong government intervention.

Aug 19 15:49

Liar, Liar: More bad news for Clinton

As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues making excuses about her private email server at the State Department, House Republicans are prepping a perjury case against her for lying to the Select Committee on Benghazi last year.

Aug 19 15:29

Rothschild Warns “Biggest Financial Experiment in History” About to Unleash Consequences Unknown

Central bankers have never had more power; monetary policy has never been stranger. Stock markets are at record highs, but the real economy is stagnate and suffering. The individuals in it are finding it difficult to makes ends meet, and are drowning in debt.

Aug 19 15:03

SJW Attack Survival Guide

This survival guide is intended for the use of the individual who finds himself under attack by Social Justice Warriors for standing up against them and their ever-mutating Narrative.

Aug 19 12:10

Why Rothschild is Shifting From US Dollars to Gold, 'Other Currencies'

Rothschild has called attention to the fact that despite the policy having resulted in the rapid rise of stock markets, this growth cannot last forever as the real sector remains anemic with weak demand and deflation in many developed countries.

Meanwhile, the geopolitical situation is not getting easier: China's economic growth has slowed down, the election atmosphere in the US remains fraught and the conflict in the Middle East continues to rage on. Germany, France and the US have been subjected to terrorist attacks. To complicate matters even further the UK voted to leave the EU.

"In times like these, preservation of capital in real terms continues to be as important an objective as any in the management of your Company's assets," Lord Rothschild emphasizes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: a crash is coming; it is only a question of when.

Aug 19 12:04

US-Mexico Border Agents Stop 1000s Of Middle-East Immigrants With Forged Papers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working with Mexican immigration officials have found thousands of non-Hispanic illegal immigrants crossing Mexico’s southern border to make their way to Texas. As Breitbart details, the so-called "extra-continental" immigrants enter countries as far south as Brazil and make their way to the United States, often with forged travel documents.

“The reality is that the vast majority of the people that Mexico encounters [on its southern border] that are extra-continental will eventually end up on our border,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official told Reuters this week. The Reuters article confirmed the Syrian nationals reported at the Mexican border with Laredo last year by Breitbart Texas’s Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz are part of this growing pattern of illegal migration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How safe do you feel, understanding what those numbers mean to our security?!?

Frankly, were I living in the US, and particularly in the Southwest border states, I wouldn't feel very secure at all.

Aug 19 11:41

3-minute video: Hillary’s 2002 Senate speech of KNOWN LIES pimping OBVIOUS illegal War of Aggression on Iraq for OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation); cackling about it in 2014: Don’t vote for her, demand her arrest

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

This article will explain, document, and prove that Hillary Clinton pimped an obviously illegal War of Aggression on Iraq in 2002 as US Senator, with lies known to be false as they were told, and is one of the .01% US "leaders" guilty of ongoing War Crimes requiring her arrest.

Maurice Lawerence’s sharp 3-minutes of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cackling in 2014 about her “hard choice” of 2002 as Senator to authorize illegal War of Aggression on Iraq, with 2011 video as Secretary of State “excited” about Iraq as a business opportunity (graphic images):

Historical context

In 2003, OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation) was the official name of what the US was doing in Iraq, as Mugsys RapSheet’s 1-minute video reminds us:

Aug 19 11:37

Israelis Scheming to Replace Aqsa Mosque with ‘Third Temple’: Report

The Palestinian-run International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) independent news organization carried the report on Monday, citing Israeli television channels.

Israeli Zionists claim they have the right to build a third temple in line with “scriptural prophecies” to follow the tradition of the first and second ones built in ancient times.

Back in June, Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel said “the first temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second temple in 70 CE,” adding that he wished to see a third one built.

The Israeli media, IMEMC reported, alleged that the Israeli bodies favoring the construction of the temple had received “wide political and popular support.”

These organizations explained that they are ready to bring the equipment and tools to start building the temple in the place of both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque,” it added, citing Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any attempt to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque will result in utter catastrophe for Israel, and generate a religious war which will engulf the entire region.

But perhaps, that is the design intent of the current Israeli government.

Aug 19 11:26

Closing Manus Island’s Detention Centre: Australia’s Search for “Alternative Cruelties”

It all goes back to April, when the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court found the Manus Island detention facility, ostensibly directed and run by the Australian government, in breach of the PNG Constitution.

By the order of the court, “Both the Australian and Papua New Guinea governments shall forthwith take all steps necessary to cease and prevent the continued unconstitutional and illegal detention of the asylum seekers or transferees at the relocation centre on Manus Island and the continued breach of the asylum seekers or transferees constitutional and human rights.”

Unfortunately, Australian officials and law enforcement authorities across various states have shown a certain enthusiasm, even hunger, for youth detention. In the Northern Territory and Queensland, instances of brutality against juveniles in detention centres have been common and publicised of late. The zeitgeist is very much against the child in such instances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep wondering why the government of Australia is not working together with international adoption agencies which could, at least, give some of the children an option for a better life.

I do not at all have any resonance with the concept that illegal immigrant children should be made to "suffer" for the sins of their parents; I really thought Australia was better than this.

Aug 19 10:00

Ukraine may impose martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilisation if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists worsened. Poroshenko made his comments as fresh tension with Russia over Crimea reignited fears that a fragile ceasefire deal hammered out in the Belarussian capital Minsk in February 2015 could collapse following the deadliest month of fighting in a year. “If the situation escalates in the east and in Crimea we don’t rule out the possibilities (that) we will be forced to introduce martial law and announce a (further) mobilisation,” Poroshenko said in a televised speech from the western Lviv region. Poroshenko did not make clear what introduction of martial law might mean, and whether he was talking about martial law in the whole country or only in some parts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Poroshenko is expecting a revolt from within Ukraine with which to move him out of power, and thinks martial law will be the tool for preventing that.

That is why he is pounding on alleged "Russian aggression" as the potential justification for declaring martial law.

Aug 19 09:55

US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

The Presidential Policy Guidance would sanction targeting a person who poses a "continuing, imminent threat," not just to "U.S. persons," but also to "another country's persons." A 2011 Department of Justice (DOJ) white paper, leaked in 2013, said that a US citizen can be killed even when there is no "clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future." This makes a mockery of the "imminence" requirement. The administration presumably sets an even lower bar for non-citizens.

There must also be "near certainty that an identified HVT [high-value terrorist] or other lawful terrorist target" is present before using lethal force against him. Yet the administration engages in "signature strikes" that don't necessarily target individuals but rather target all males of military age present in an area of suspicious activity. And the Presidential Policy Guidance does not define "high-value terrorist."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This legalistic mishmash has been engineered as "window-dressing" for the hard fact that this process has utterly no true relationship to the Law of this Land, which is very firmly routed in the concept of due process, and is denied all victims of extrajudicial assassinations.

And I have to speculate here; how long will it be before these tortured rationales lead to extrajudicial assassinations right here at home?!?

Unfortunately, were I a betting person, the short answer would be, "Not long!!"

Aug 19 09:38

Theater Managers Being Threatened By Clinton Operatives for Showing Hillary's America

The closest theater showing the movie was in El Dorado Hills, the Regal Eldorado Hills Stadium 16, almost 60 miles away from Lodi and 70 miles from Stockton. There was another in Roseville, which was 80 miles away from Lodi. The El Dorado Hills theater listed showings for the rest of the week.

Aug 19 09:36

Hillary Campaign Vows To Destroy Opposition Website

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's the warning shot right there. Hillary will end the First Amendment if elected!

Aug 19 09:26

Congress Seeks to Establish Russia as Permanent Enemy

The Cold War provided a solid generation of unfettered government growth in the US on the pretext of the Russian threat, and over the past few years American officials have relished at the new round of tensions with Russia, and the budget-busting spending it has permitted.

They’re hoping to make that permanent, with a new bill called the STAND for Ukraine Act aiming to make temporary measures imposed during Ukraine’s regime change permanent, and hamstring all future governments from a diplomatic rapprochement with Russia.

The new push centers in part on the fear that some future president might be less on-board with open-ended hostilities. Current Republican nominee Donald Trump has expressed doubt about the current acrimony, and said if elected he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! We know there was trouble with lead in the pipes for the House of Representatives this year;

After Lead Contamination In House Office Building’s Water, Lawmakers Demand EPA ReformsBut did lead also lead to the crazy thinking in the Senate, for these people to want to permanently enshrine a state of economic war against Russia?!?

I would like to politely remind our readers, that economic wars frequently devolve into shooting wars.

It is apparent to me that the money junkies are so terrified of a potential Trump presidency, which may herald better relationships with lots of other countries, that they will do anything to prevent any kind of better relations with Russia.

And this "anything" is pretty demonstrably creepy. As reported by Boris Zilberman on May 6th of this year:

Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today announced that they have introduced comprehensive legislation to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. An additional bipartisan group of 14 members, including the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, joined Reps. Engel and Kinzinger to introduce the Stability and Democracy (STAND) for Ukraine Act (H.R. 5094), which clarifies the position of the United States on Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea, tightens sanctions on Russia, and drives new innovations to provide support for Ukraine.”

Russia's alleged "illegal occupation of Crimea... never happened.

And I would politely like to remind Representatives Engel and Kinzinger that lying to the American people, in order to further a "narrative" which may ultimately lead to a shooting war against Russia,as did the Bush Administration's claim against Iraq, that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", will not be tolerated by the American people again, ever.

Here is the actual timeline of Crimea's referendum to leave the Ukraine, which passed unanimously, and its petition to the Russian Federation to become accepted as a member:

Crimea's case for leaving Ukraine

Next, I would like to remind Representatives Engel and Kinzinger that
Victoria Nuland boasted about having undercut the legitimate government of Ukraine when Yanukovich got unceremoniously thrown under the proverbial bus, and Poroshenko was "anointed" the country's President:

American Conquest by Subversion: Victoria Nuland’s Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine”

And lastly, the "contributions"
of the international financier with an infinite capability for seeing potential money in the blood of mass murder, George Soros:

SOROS ADMITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR COUP AND MASS MURDER IN UKRAINE

Representatives, I am just an ordinary person; but if I can figure this out, so can most thinking Americans, and I would strongly suggest that there are more of them out there than you care to number.

This legislation is a nasty piece of work; please withdraw it from consideration.

And although I do not know, I would strongly suspect that both of you have a lot of investment in the military/industrial complex, and would benefit, financially, from such a war.

Sponsoring this legislation makes it painfully clear that you do not really serve the best interests of the people you allegedly represent, but the interests of those companies which would profit highly from a war against Russia, including the banks which loan money, to all sides, to keep the war going.

Aug 19 08:12

U.S. Court Upholds United Nations’ Immunity in Cholera Suit

A United States federal appeals panel has upheld that the United Nations cannot be sued in American courts, dealing a setback in a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of cholera victims in Haiti.

The ruling by the three-judge panel in New York was released on Thursday, a day after a spokesman for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged for the first time that the United Nations played a role in the outbreak, which killed thousands of people.

In the decision for the panel, Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit wrote that the United Nations did not lose its legal immunity even if it failed to give the plaintiffs a chance to seek a settlement, as required by an international convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: once again, the Haitian people have been thrown under the proverbial bus of UN despotism. And how the hell did this outbreak happen, after having eradicated this disease for 100 years? Read this, and weep:

Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Tied To Nepalese U.N. Peacekeepers

And you can be quite sure that these “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be of cold comfort to those already dead here from this outbreak.

Aug 19 08:03

MSF to evacuate staff from Yemen hospitals after Saudi-led air strikes

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen after the deaths of 19 people in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on one of its facilities.

Countless attacks on health facilities in Yemen have endangered patients and staff and displayed a failure by warring parties to control the use of force, the group said.

The Saudi-led coalition expressed deep regret over the decision and said it was trying to set up "urgent meetings" with the medical aid group.

The Saudi-led coalition expressed deep regret over the decision and said it was trying to set up "urgent meetings" with the medical aid group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...Deep regret..." on the part of the Saudi Government, MY ASTROLABE!

By bombing these medical facilities, the Saudi government and military got precisely what they wanted; a complete evacuation of the MSF staff, to insure that no Houthi rebels, or civilians who were badly wounded by their strikes, would get care, and would die, horrifically.

But then, Saudi serial genocide against the Yemeni people, enabled by US bombs and "guidance", has been what this war of attrition has been about, hasn't it?!?

To kill enough Houthis, civilians, children, women, and the elderly medically fragile, to insure that enough emotional and physical capitulation would lead
to the reinstatement of the Al Hadi government, which is the sole objective of the American government.

And THAT is to be accomplished, in their minds, by any means necessary.

But I would like to politely suggest to the House of Saud; the Saudi Government; the Saudi Military; and the American Government that this fight to dislodge the Houthis in Yemen has gone on well over a year, and the rebels don't seem to want to surrender any more than they did when they took the country over.

This conflict could well go down in the history books as Saudi Arabia's Vietnam.

Aug 19 07:45

Man facing years in prison for placing simple off-the-grid cabin on his own property

A California man is facing criminal charges for erecting a small dwelling off the grid on property that he owns.

Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart purchased the 8,422-square-foot piece of land on Los Angeles' Flat Top Hill in a city auction in December. With no electricity or water hook-ups, it sold for a cheap $21,300. Rhinehart spent a further $1,500 buying a red shipping container to place on the land and adding a portable toilet and solar power. His aim was to create a minimalist home featuring graywater recycling, solar panels, and a septic tank.

Rhinehart offered to move the structure to a different location after complaints from neighbors, but the city had already started to file the charges. He is due in court on September 7 for arraignment. He is facing a $4,000 fine and could even end up spending two years in prison.

Aug 19 07:38

Why the new Iran revelation looks so bad for the Obama administration

Back in January, Iran released five American prisoners it had been holding. That same day, we have come to find out, the American government sent $400 million in cash to Iran.

It isn't hard to draw conclusions based on the proximity of those two events. And yet, the Obama administration repeatedly sought to separate them from one another — even as Republicans have almost universally accused it of paying a "ransom" for American "hostages."

The administration's task in denying that allegation just became much more difficult.

In response to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the State Department on Thursday acknowledged that the money was used as "leverage" in the prisoner-release negotiations. The money was already due to Iran as part of a settlement over a decades-old failed arms deal — also reached in January — but State Department spokesman John Kirby confirmed it was withheld until the prisoners had left Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very clear here: what the Obama Administration told the American people, and the world, about this transfer of money was another lie.

This was precisely a ransom for these prisoners.

Americans know it, the Iranians certainly know it, and the world knows it.

Aug 19 07:18

IT’S TIME TO ABOLISH THE DEA AND AMERICA’S “WAR ON DRUGS” GULAG

It’s difficult to pick the most destructive of America’s many senseless, futile and tragically needless wars, but the “War on Drugs” is near the top of the list.Prohibition of mind-altering substances has not just failed–it has failed spectacularly, and generated extremely destructive and counterproductive consequences.

What was the result of the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s? Prohibition instantly criminalized 40+% of the adult populace and created hugely profitable criminal organizations.

What was the result of the “War on Drugs”? This modern-day Prohibition instantly criminalized large swaths of the adult populace and created hugely profitable criminal organizations.

If you want to increase drug use, criminalize innocent citizens and spawn gargantuan criminal organizations, then by all means declare “war” via Prohibition. The results of Prohibition/War on Drugs are so visibly perverse and so destructive that the entire enterprise is sickeningly Orwellian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about the money made from selling the drugs, and laundering the money made by the drug cartels.

This is one of the most important reason to defeat Hillary Clinton this November, as she is part of America's "Narcocracy", and the Bush, Cheney, and and Clinton families are dynastic members of an elite crime syndicate.

And if that comes as kind of a shock to you, please feel free to read the following:

The Crimes of Mena

The Mena Arkansas
Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Drug Connection

THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE

And no less prominent a financial institution than HSBC was prosecuted
for laundering drug money.

‘Acts of terror’: HSBC faces lawsuit over laundering of Mexican drug money

And where was FBI Director Comey working while all this was going on?!?

Comey Oversaw Drug Cartel Money Laundering Operations As a Top Executive At HSBC Bank

The way that all this information dovetails demonstrates, painfully clearly, that the biggest "pusher" of drugs in this country...IS THE COUNTRY OF THE United States of America.

Aug 19 06:57

JUDGE DEALS BLOW TO FBI, DOJ SECRECY OVER TERROR TASK FORCE OPERATIONS

Can the FBI keep secret the number of chairs it has in its Boston office? How about the number of investigations its local Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) conducted in the year 2014, or how many parking spaces it reserves for its agents? No.
Despite the Bureau’s attempts to hide this information from the public, a federal judge today ruled that records about the Boston FBI’s budget, staffing, and investigations are not exempt from public disclosure. The ruling also pushes back against the federal government’s assertion that an agency doesn’t have to perform a search for records simply because it thinks another agency has similar documents, upholding a centrally important facet of FOIA law: if an agency possesses a record, that record is subject to public disclosure—no matter who produced it, and no matter which other government agencies might also have it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo, U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs; well done!!

Aug 19 06:43

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL COZIED UP TO GOOGLE BEFORE ANTITRUST LAWSUIT WAS SHELVED

When the Federal Trade Commission neared a momentous decision on whether to charge Google with violating antitrust laws in January 2013, the White House was watching closely.

New emails uncovered by the Campaign for Accountability, a public interest watchdog organization, show that a White House advisor met with top Google lobbyist Johanna Shelton and top Google antitrust counsel Matthew Bye twice in the weeks before the FTC announcement.

And hours prior to the final decision – in which FTC commissioners took the unusual step of overriding their staff’s recommendation to sue, and voted to settle the case instead – the White House official even sought Google’s talking points in the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I absolutely not surprised at the "coziness" of the Obama Administration's relationship here, and being in bed with Google?!?

Aug 18 18:53

Have you learned the $1 million per US household benefits from monetary reform and public banking yet? 2 interviews to help: Catherine Austin Fitts and Ellen Brown. And yes, this will only happen with recognition of CRIMINAL LOOTING requiring arrests

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“We know that the entire governmental infrastructure financially has been run as a criminal enterprise for some time... The government is being run outside of the laws related to money. That requires a double standard and parallel universe between what you say you’re doing and what you’re doing.… The citizens have got to make up their mind: are they going to tolerate this level or corruption or not? It’s ours to decide.” ~ Catherine Austin Fitts in the interview

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Aug 18 17:23

More PC Bovine Excrement : Princeton HR department — Don’t use word ‘man’

The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary. The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution spells out the directive in a four-page memo that aims to make the department more gender inclusive.

Aug 18 17:14

Hillary Clinton hasn’t held a press conference in 257 days. That’s ridiculous.

You get the idea. It's been a long time. Lots of important things have happened. Clinton is now the unquestioned favorite to be the 45th president of the United States — if you believe polling. The fact that she continues to avoid questions from the press is simply unacceptable given the office she is seeking and the stakes in this election.

Aug 18 16:30

Venezuela Destroys Thousands of Guns: “Renewal Of Efforts To Disarm” Hungry, Angry Population

Their form of gun control means, of course, that only the police, the military and the criminals will have guns...

Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said... “We are going to bring disarmament and peace.”

What happens in a country where food is scarce, and those with guns can get everyone else to do what they want for food? How does decency survive?

Read more at SHTF

Aug 18 16:05

Chart: Clinton Foundation Donations Linked to State Department Favors

The recent release of additional private emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email servers based at her New York home provide a clearer picture of the “pay-to-play” connections between Clinton’s State Department, her and her husband’s and daughter’s Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, and the private investment consulting and investment firm of Teneo Holdings, Inc. in Manhattan.

Aug 18 15:56

‘Clinton Defense’ placing new burden on prosecutors…

Director Comey has revitalized that old argument and probably created a new one. By doing so has placed a new burden on federal prosecutors. Defense attorneys will now not just privately bemoan the fact that their client did not have Clinton privileges, but publicly argue that their client had never read and understood the statute under which they have been charged by the government. -- They could actually start winning in federal court, but the rest of us will still never succeed arguing before the local JP that we actually did not read the stop or speed limit sign or never understood the nuances of the state’s traffic regulations and thus never “willfully” violated the law.

Aug 18 14:58

Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis; Media Manipulation; Cash For “Social Justice”

We continue to dig through the filings for further ties, financial or otherwise, between Soros and the various branches of the US government as well as the 4th estate.

Aug 18 14:48

Could Trump Hurt Both Parties?

Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Queen of War, Golden Goldman Girl, for all practical purposes, is now the official bipartisan candidate of US neocons and neoliberalcons alike.Certified add-ons include Wall Street; selected hedge funds; TPP cheerleaders; CFR(Council on Foreign Relations) interventionists; media barons; multinational corporate hustlers; in fact virtually the whole exceptionalist US establishment, duly underwritten by the bipartisan, mega-wealthy 0.0001%.

Aug 18 14:42

Join The Lazy Man’s Party!

When the U.S. began to overtax the rich to appease the masses and fund everything the federal government provides, no thought was given to where this was headed. -- Then when the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank, divvied out near-free money to the financial classes in the 2008 financial/credit/home loan crisis to cover the losses of lenders but not home mortgage holders, little did anyone realize how this would not only crush the middle class but create super-wealthy oligarchs that now demand government do their bidding by virtue of the fact how much government relies upon them.

Aug 18 14:36

Video Appears to Show the Day Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch Met on Tarmac

The pair merely exchanged social pleasantries and didn’t discuss the email probe, according to both Lynch and Bill Clinton. The conversation, which lasted around 20 minutes, was “primarily social,” Lynch said. -- But critics, including Donald Trump, cried foul.

Aug 18 13:49

Economy going down with the ship?

T he Dry Bulk Shipping Index (BDI), is at five-year lows. That tells me the entire dry bulk shipping fleet is in the toilet. -- And one more thing: more ships are being scrapped than were scrapped in the darkest days of the Great Recession. What’s more, the average age of a recycled ship was 30 years. Today, that average is down to 15 years. -- No one is replacing the scrapped vessels with new ships, either. They’re scrapping old ships to get operating capital because there’s no real shipping business. Some tankers are regularly carrying more water ballast than cargo.

Aug 18 13:39

Leaked Board Documents: Soros Organization Tried To Influence Supreme Court Ruling On Illegal Immigration

Open Society Foundations, Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros’ stated vehicle for progressive social change, orchestrated a well-funded attempt to secure a desired outcome in a U.S. Supreme Court case on illegal immigration enforcement, according to a newly discovered memo between the organization’s top U.S. officials and board members.

Aug 18 13:36

The Real Existential Threats of 2016

For, as John Adams reminded us, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Aug 18 13:17

Hypocrite Hillary Used the Word ‘Assassination’ in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

For, as John Adams reminded us, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Aug 18 13:14

Hypocrite Hillary Used the Word ‘Assassination’ in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

This reminder of Hillary’s hypocrisy did not appear in the MSM nor in most of the “alternative” media, CounterPunch excepted, during the present flap over her charges against Trump. It is one more reminder why we must turn to alternative sources beyond the reach of the imperial US media to get the entire truth. The level of censorship and distortion in the MSM has now reached epic proportions, most notably with the treatment of the Trump campaign, for example in the New York Times.

Aug 18 12:10

Following "Deadliest Month" In A Year, Ukraine President Warns Of "Full-Scale Russian Invasion"

The last month has seen Russia pull out of peace talks (citing attacks in Crimea and detention of key individuals) and an increasing mobilization of Ukraine troops near the Russian border, and now, after the deadliest month since last August, Ukraine president Poroshenko has warned he isn't ruling out a full-scale Russian invasion and may institute a military draft if the situation with its neighbor worsens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right after being "installed and anointed" as Ukraine's President, Poroshenko has been crying wolf about a potential "Russian invasion" over the last two years, and yet ... no such invasion has come about.

My guess is that Russia's response to the attempted sabotage in Crimea by Ukrainian agents provocateurs will be asymmetric, and most probably economic in nature.

The Ukrainian economy is hanging by a thread right now, and could be pushed over the edge by some very clever maneuvering on Putin's part; that will get the Ukrainian people so outraged, that Poroshenko has failed them so badly economically, that they will throw the current bums out of office - possibly, quite literally.

Aug 18 12:03

HuffPo Goes Haywire Against Russia, For Hillary

As part of their campaign for Hillary Clinton to become President, Huffington Post bannered their home-page on the night of Tuesday August 16th, "TRUMP BRINGS KREMLIN APOLOGIST TO INTEL BRIEFING!”, and linked to their news story that’s headlined against Trump, "Donald Trump To Bring Adviser With Russia Ties To Classified Briefing: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will join Trump at Wednesday’s top-secret session.” Those “Russia Ties” consist of Flynn’s having appeared as a commenter at Russia’s international television network, RT, which is Russia’s equivalent of Britain’s BBC. This was the day’s big news? Really? Is there an editorial agenda here — or only a low-news day, when the Olympics are on, records are being broken, and the Presidential contest is getting under way?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank God, someone out there is noticing this beside the folks at WRH!!!!!

Aug 18 11:59

US Corporate Debt Has Doubled To $6 Trillion Since The Crisis: This Is Who Bought It

Yesterday, in the FOMC notes, the Federal Reserve made a stark admission: “several expressed concern that an extended period of low interest rates risked intensifying incentives for investors to reach for yield and could lead to the misallocation of capital and mispricing of risk, with possible adverse consequences for financial stability.” To this, Bank of America chief credit strategist Hans Mikkelsen had an amusing retort:

"We agree. However, because we are still in the reach for yield phase we remain bullish on HG corporate bond spreads."
In other words, it's a bubble and everyone - even the Fed - knows it, just as a recent survey also by BofA revealed, but keep on buying because, well, TINA.

But who is buying, and how much?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not a question of if the next economic crash is coming, but when; and that, unfortunately, could be a lot sooner than many people realize.

Aug 18 11:39

Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims.

The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.

In an editorial published Wednesday, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge called on Obama to visit "the most anguished state in the union." The newspaper noted that Obama interrupted his two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard earlier this week to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Massachusetts island.

The newspaper said Obama can and should visit now that the once-raging floodwaters are receding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the residents of Louisiana, who thought that this President might care enough to come down and take a look at the devastation with which your are coping, unfortunately, you were completely wrong.

You have no wealth, and no real resources with which to "buy into" Obama's future plans to "re-invent" himself, post-residency; the residents of Martha's Vineyard do.

And that is just the inconvenient truth, folks; sorry.

Aug 18 11:29

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease

Apparently Kristofferson had been mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia about three years ago, which started more than one medical misadventure for he and his neurologists that involving neurotoxic medication trials with drugs. Those drugs that Kristofferson was treated with had been approved by the FDA on the basis of a couple of short-term trials involving only a few hundred so-called “Alzheimer’s Dementia” patients. The results that were submitted to the FDA showed only minimal improvement (albeit “statistically significant”), but only in mild to moderate dementia. Thus treating severely demented patients with those drugs was not FDA-approved (“off-label”).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iatrogenic diseases are taboo to speak about in this country for good reason; they make millions for big pharma, and many times, as happened with Pfizer, physicians are "encouraged" - not to mention, financially compensated, for the prescription of "off-book medications".

Aug 18 11:08

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House

TWO BIG ISSUES dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

Under fire from Bernie Sanders, she came out against the TPP and took a more critical position on fracking. But critics wondered if this was a sincere conversion or simply campaign rhetoric.

Now, in two of the most significant personnel moves she will ever make, she has signaled a lack of sincerity.

She chose as her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who voted to authorize fast-track powers for the TPP and praised the agreement just two days before he was chosen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Clinton speaks on something, you can bet on her to do just the opposite, as demonstrated by these two hires.

And there is ARE real, legitimate problems with the TPP, one of the worst being the acceptance of countries into this partnership, such as Malaysia, Peru, Brunei, and Vietnam, which have both horrific human rights and environmental issues.

As reported at flushthetpp.org in July of this year:

In a cynical bid to salvage the already-controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Obama administration today removed Malaysia from a list of the world’s most flagrant violators of basic human trafficking norms – two months after the discovery of mass graves for human trafficking victims in Malaysia, Public Citizen said. In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released today, the U.S. Department of State ignored TPP member Malaysia’s documented deterioration of human trafficking enforcement and upgraded the country’s human trafficking compliance status. Members of Congress, religious groups and leading U.S. and Malaysian human rights organizations have rightly lambasted the decision as an indefensible maneuver to avoid a U.S. law that prohibits Fast Tracking the TPP as long as a country on the blacklist, like Malaysia, is a party to the pact. “The administration knows that the TPP will have trouble in Congress, but turning a blind eye to Malaysia’s grave human rights violations in order to include Malaysia in the pact because it’s one of the few TPP countries we don’t already have a trade deal with and keeping the TPP on Fast Track so Congress’ oversight is limited is shameful,” said Alisa Simmons, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. The maneuver also will backfire, instead adding to the controversy surrounding the TPP. “If the Obama administration is willing to ignore people-smuggling camps in Malaysia, why should we believe it would not also ignore TPP member Brunei’s criminalization of homosexuality, TPP member Vietnam’s widespread child labor or TPP member Peru’s rollback of environmental protections?” Simmons said.

Aug 18 10:53

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution.

More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants.

Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel, and her party, will be officially toast as of the next general election.

Aug 18 10:49

Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb

Barack Obama likes to credit himself with getting America to step back from the abyss of the Middle East. When he shops around the story of his legacy, the president says he was proudest of his decision not to follow the "Washington playbook" and commit to toppling the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It would be a fitting story to tell of the man who ascended to the presidency while simultaneously winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Obama returns America's sword to its sheath, and earns the praise of his fans and admirers. Just as he passed on a better economy to his successor than the one he inherited from Bush, so he passed on a safer world.

Unfortunately this story is a lie from end to end. The world the next president will inherit is full of traps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just one ticking time bomb the next President will inherit from the epic fail of the Obama Presidency; it will be numerous time bombs.

Between the economy; Afghanistan; Libya; Iraq; Syria; Russia; Ukraine; and China, the next President will have multiple messes with which to have to deal.

Aug 18 10:42

Dems: Future Leaks Might Be ‘Russian Lies

After hacker Guccifer 2.0 twice hacked significant Democratic Party targets, first releasing considerable information during the DNC and then hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, party leadership appears to be getting a bit gunshy about future leaks embarrassing their presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They’re also trying to get in front of such leaks by speculating that whatever they say might be “Russian lies” designed to make Hillary look bad.

Democrats have repeatedly speculated that Guccifer 2.0 amounts to the Russian government, and have suggested the hacks were a Russian plot to get the Republican nominee elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, such an accusation is desperation on the cusp of madness by the Democrats.

Aug 18 10:39

US Sees Longtime CIA Asset Gen. Hifter as Threat to Libya War

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan Army and its leader, long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Hifter.

Hifter was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots.

When NATO imposed regime change in 2011, Gen. Hifter was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army loyal to the UN-backed Tobruk government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stupidity...should be horrifically painful.

And the degree to which the US government is pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion, is thoroughly terrifying, and brilliantly demonstrated in the problem they are now having with Hifter.

So what is the US government going to do now, pull a decap strike on this guy, if they can get through his military lines, and find him?!?

It was just this last May that al-Monitor reported:

Gen. Khalifa Hifter's star appears to be rising once again in Libya, and it is only a matter of time before we see him become a figurehead in a country that is lacking any but is eager to have one. Summary⎙ Print Gen. Khalifa Hifter's speculative role in Libya's future is as captivating as his intriguing past. Author Mustafa Fetouri Posted May 9, 2016 His enemies in Misrata and Tripoli have always questioned his motives and intentions, but it remains to be seen if he will be a uniting leader for a fragmented country or a divisive politician pushing Libya toward even more fragmentation. During March, Hifter almost completely liberated Benghazi and started moving his troops to retake Sirte in western Libya, where the Islamic State (IS) has been in control for almost two years. Hifter's troops are surrounding the city, awaiting his orders to attack IS, which has launched battles west and southwest of the city, taking more territories and small villages such as Abu Grain and Zamzim. Hifter's declared aim is to liberate Libya from Islamists, but it is unclear what his next step will be if he takes Sirte. The next big city on the way to Tripoli is Misrata, which has the most powerful local militia in Libya. Misrata is already an enemy of Hifter, which means attacking it will trigger longer, more devastating war in the country. So who is this man who has been on and off the Libyan political scene for the last 40 years, shifting positions as his fortune changed from a Moammar Gadhafi loyalist to a prisoner of war to Gadhafi's sworn enemy and — most recently — as chief of staff of the Libyan army under the internationally recognized government in Tobruk?

My goodness, how quickly things can change in the geopolitical arena!!

Aug 18 10:25

US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution: Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

The US State Department is claiming that the Russian use of an Iranian air base for strikes against ISIS in Syria could violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and claims to be consulting “our lawyers” to decide if it amounts to a violation.

Resolution 2231 bans Iran from obtaining nuclear-capable ballistic missiles or combat aircraft, though the State Department claims it can be used to do a lot of other things, and that Russia having military assets inside Iran might amount to the “transfer of military technologies” to them.

Russian officials are pointing out that’s obviously not the case, and that no aircraft or supplies are being transferred to Iran, they’re just using an Iranian base. The language of the resolution does not suggest any ban on Iran allowing the use of their air bases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short message to the US State Department; the lies simply are not working, folks; you have far too many very thoroughly engaged, on-line citizens, who remember very clearly when the US and the world was fed that codswallop about "Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction", and therefore can never believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Aug 18 10:19

Feminist Website: Bill Clinton May Have Raped Juanita Broaddrick, but That Doesn’t Mean He’s ‘Evil’

The feminist website Wonkette published a piece Monday in which the writer acknowledges that Bill Clinton “could very well have raped” Juanita Broaddrick — but added that it doesn’t make the former president “evil.”

In an article bearing the headline “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick,” writer Rebecca Schoenkopf addresses Broadrick’s allegation that Clinton raped her in an Arkansas hotel room 40 years ago. She acknowledges the “contemporaneous evidence,” including some of Broaddrick’s friends claiming to have seen her crying and with bruised lips not long after the alleged incident occurred.

While Schoenkopf doesn’t buy the allegation that Clinton’s wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, knew about or tried to keep Broaddrick quiet about the alleged rape, she does give some credence to the accusation against the former president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: Rebecca Scheonkopf of Wonkette.com, has become an apologist for rape, in an attempt to exonerate her heroine, Hillary Clinton, from any responsibility whatsoever,as being the "Bimbo Eruption Enforcer in Chief" after Bill's numerous, serial sexual peccadilloes?!?

Ms. Scheonkopf is obviously suffering from a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), and I would strongly encourage her to seek medical, and psychological attention for this, STAT.

As reported at realclearpolitics.com in February of this year:

Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?" Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women." Elder: "The most serious allegation, of course, is the one by Juanita Broaddrick. She claims that when Bill Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, he raped her, and two weeks later, at some campaign function, Hillary came up to her and verbally intimidated her, saying things to her, according to Broaddrick, that made it clear: Keep your mouth shut, or else." Klayman: "One of the private detectives broke into her house and took an answering-machine tape ... to make sure there was no evidence of what had occurred. These were the kind of things that have been done. ... They would have the private detectives -- for instance, Kathleen Willey experienced this -- she was riding her bike one day and one of these private detectives, or one of his agents, rode up to her on another bike and mentioned the names of her children in a very sinister way. 'How are your children, Ms. Willey?' In fact, that happened to me during a deposition at Judicial Watch, where one of the lawyers that were representing the Clintons -- shortly after my daughter was born -- mentioned her name. And there was no way of knowing that. They wanted us to know that they were watching us ... that we were at risk." Elder: "I've interviewed Kathleen Willey, and I've said to her, as I'm saying to you, when people came by and made threats and said names and suggested she should 'watch it,' you still can't trace that to Hillary."

And a final caveat to Ms. Scheonkopf: What do all the countries in North Africa and the Middle East which donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation have in common?!? Check here, and you have one of your answers:

Clinton Foundation Takes $25.5M from Countries that Kill, Imprison Gays

Here's another link with a pretty grim chart of what these countries paid, and what they do to their gay communities:

List of Middle East Countries Hillary Has Taken Money from that Punish Gays with Death

Oh, and here is a nice little factoid about another "wonderful" practice from all the countries in the Middle East and North Africa which donated to Clinton's foundation allow, which include Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei:

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

So, in summation, all of the countries which contributed to the Clinton Foundation in the Middle East and North Africa still allow the frightful, barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, and jail, chemically castrate , and/or execute members of their LGBT communities.

Take a good look at the countries in the table on the left of the article, and you will see Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Qatar, Sultanate of Oman; UAE; Embassy of Algeria; and the kingdom of Brunei as countries where FGM is still practiced.

Now, what can you say about the morality of a person who takes money from countries like this, understanding that these horrific practices continue to take place?!?

The answer is very simple; Hillary Clinton has utterly no morality, and that is the God's truth. In her world, the end justifies the means, period, end of discussion.

I am very sorry to have to disabuse Ms. Schoenkopf, and those who want to think like her, of the notion that Hillary Clinton is, in any way, shape or form, a moral human being; but it is time people accepted the awful truth about this sick "dynamic duo" of Bill and Hill.

They are both thugs of the highest order, dressed in Armani suits, to give them the "aura" of "legitimacy", when that alleged "legitimacy" has been purchased through assassinations, blackmail, and money.

And lastly, when was the last time that a Presidential candidate has a "dead bodies list", following them?!?

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

Aug 18 10:12

Cisco confirms NSA-linked zeroday targeted its firewalls for years

Company advisories further corroborate authenticity of mysterious Shadow Brokers leak.

Aug 18 10:10

Appeals Court Bars Feds From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases

The ruling on Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco comes despite the fact that marijuana remains illegal in any form on the federal level

Aug 18 09:26

The Justice Department Is Going To Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department plans to stop using privately run prisons that typically house undocumented federal inmates following a report finding they are less safe than those that are federally run, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe this when I actually see it.

The private prison lobby has become huge within the last decade, and I don't know how ready our" gangsta class" politicians are to embrace the lack of contributions such a move on the the part of the Justice Department will create.

Aug 18 09:08

BARACK OBAMA: FROM PEACE PRIZE TO WORLD’S BIGGEST ARMS DEALER IN 8 SHORT YEARS

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, our beloved Warmonger and Dealer of Death-in-Chief!!

And as to the Nobel Nominating Committee; your "prize" has devolved into an absolute and complete sick joke, considering that your actually awarded it to both Henry Kissinger, as well as to President Obama.

And let me suggest to the Nobel Nominating Committee the following (and not terribly "out there") scenario.

IF internal DNC and White House polling suggests that Donald Trump may win the election in a landslide, it is highly likely that the Obama Administration will potentially start wars with China and Russia well before the election in November to give Donald Trump the worst situations to deal with even before he takes the Oath of Office in January.

Right now, I would not bet against this, were I a betting person.

Aug 18 09:02

NSA LABELS LINUX JOURNAL READERS AND TOR AND TAILS USERS AS EXTREMISTS

Linux fans are typically outspoken about the OS, and are quick to argue the benefits with OSX and Windows users. They have developed a reputation for being champions of open source and anonymity when computing. Tails and Tor users are not only fans of the OS, but are also focused on security. The NSA recently became interested in these users’ activity, reportedly labeling Linux Journal Readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists, according to Techspot.

Aug 18 08:59

US SOLDIERS ARE RELYING ON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FOOD STAMPS TO SURVIVE

In just one year, active duty service members had to rely on $24 million worth of food stamps. But the Department of Defense has so far not made a concerted effort to work with the USDA to understand the scope of the problem.

Military service members on active duty spent $24 million in food stamps at military commissary shops from September 2014 to August 2015, and 45 percent of students in schools run by the military are eligible for free or reduced-price meal programs.

For years, the military has been embarrassed by reports showing that some active-duty service members struggle to feed their families and use government benefits to get by. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DoD) does not fully understand the scope of the problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This amounts to criminal neglect, on the part of the US military, and needs to be addressed immediately.

That we have even ONE SERVICE MEMBER on food stamps is a damned shame, and has to be messing with peoples' heads right now.

How in the name of heaven can our military and civilian leadership expect that our service members are going to "win" battles against, let's say, Russia or China, when those service members are on food stamps, because the US military is too stingy to pay them what they need to provide decent nutrition for themselves and their families?!?

This...just...bites!!

Aug 18 08:48

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S $1 BILLION GIVEAWAY TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

For the first time in modern American history, the government decides to detain all Central American women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., instead of allowing them to live freely until their days in court. The policy change is intended to send a message to anyone else seeking refuge from a plague of gang violence below our southern border: Don’t believe everything you read on the Statue of Liberty.
And to implement this draconian proposal, the government awards a well-connected private prison company with a $1 billion no-bid contract — one that promises to pay the firm $20 million a month, no matter how few migrants its facility is responsible for housing at a given time. Then federal courts rule that this policy of mass detention isn’t actually legal. But the contract is already signed, and so the Corrections Corporation of America collects millions in taxpayer money to maintain a nearly empty detention center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Private prisons have become one of the largest contributors to political campaigns, of recent years; this is simply political patronage, writ large, courtesy of the Obama Administration.

And the people who, once again, get shafted by this Administration are the American taxpayers.

Aug 18 08:44

3 YEARS AFTER BRUTAL RABAA AL-ADAWEYA SQUARE MASSACRE, US STILL FUNDING EL-SISSI DICTATORSHIP IN EGYPT

Three years ago this week, Egyptian forces opened fire on a sit-in, killing hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

At least 817 people died in the Aug. 14, 2013 attack on Rabaah Al-Adawiya Square, where protesters — mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood — had gathered after the coup.

For the survivors and their families, justice remains a far off dream today.

The sit-in was organized in opposition to the July 2013 coup which replaced the democratically-elected Morsi government with one led by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the Egyptian military under the previous dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

Despite the abrupt transfer of power and violent suppression of the opposition, the White House was reluctant to call the takeover a coup, and the United States continues to support the el-Sissi government, despite token reductions in military aid after the coup. At $1.3 billion annually, Egypt is second only to Israel in terms of U.S. military aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, thugs and dictators are just FINE, as long as they are OUR thugs! Move along, now, nothing to see here!" - Official White House Spokesslug.

Aug 18 08:42

BREAKING ALERT: 20 States That Just Called An Emergency Convention Into Effect, Insider Secrets Revealed

There has been increasing talk of calling a convention of the states together to stop the federal government and Obama’s administration from running wild and doing whatever they choose. However, now the talk has turned into a reality as states have mobilized to put the convention into place. The resolution has just been circulated and approved by the states involved.

Once the document was compiled and formatted for appropriate government security (unlike what Hillary did with emails), it was mailed directly to the White House so that Obama can read it fully himself and recognize that the true American people are tired of his actions and looking to make a change.

Aug 18 08:36

ISRAEL’S MYSTERIOUS BABY-STEALING SCANDAL EXTENDS TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Holocaust survivors are among those victimized by Israel’s growing baby-stealing scandal, a shocking new investigation by Haaretz has found.

Israel has long been accused of nabbing babies from Yemenite immigrants in the 1940s and 1950s, but the new report from the country's “oldest daily newspaper” details accounts of families from Europe who lost children in unusual circumstances in both Israeli hospitals and in British detention camps in Cyprus.

Many families never received death certificates or burial sites and others report having their children taken from their arms by nurses who told them they had too many.

Some parents even received military draft notices on their child’s 18th birthdays, indicating no death certificates were ever filed.

Israel has conducted three previous commissions into the allegations over the years, which concluded the majority of the children died in hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a pretty darned sick practice, on the part of the Israeli government back them.

And censoring some testimonies until 2071?!?

The Israeli government is pretty sure that most Holocaust survivors will be dead by that point in time, so that they cannot sue the current Israeli government, retroactively.

Aug 18 08:27

FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDE IS WIPING BEES OFF THE PLANET

The rise of industrial agriculture — led by companies like Monsanto that push monoculture, chemical-based farming and patented life forms — has brought a flood of pesticides that wreak havoc on natural ecosystems.

Insects and animals that eat insects fall victim to the millions of gallons of pesticides that are dumped on cropland, which run off into waterways, drift to nearby habitats and are picked up as residue by visiting pollinators.

In the 1980s, Bayer developed a potent new class of pesticide called neonicotinoids (neonics), which rapidly came to dominate industrial agriculture. In 2008, they represented 24 percent of the global market for insecticides, with Imidacloprid becoming the most widely used insecticide in the world.

Almost all U.S. corn and about one-third of U.S. soybean is treated with neonics. A “major advance” happened when agribusiness developed neonic-coated seeds, where every part of the growing plant becomes infused with the toxin, including pollen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because politicians are completely beholden to the GMO companies for financial contributions, don't bet against these products being taken off the market any time soon.

Aug 18 08:08

Major Scandal Hits U.S. Military – This is Obama’s America

Federal inmates made thousands of defective combat helmets for the U.S. military at a prison facility that was rife with problems, including the use of degraded armor and the submission of preselected helmets for inspection to make sure they would get approved, according to a newly released investigative report.

A Justice Department Inspector General summary report released Wednesday said faulty helmets were made by Federal Prison Industries (FPI), for both the Army and Marine Corps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the government forces people in slave-labor prisons to make war materials ... just like the Nazis did!

Aug 18 08:03

10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

After reading hundreds of them, here is my list of the most Orwellian SIDtoday NSA newsletters:

Aug 17 16:09

Dr. Drew “Gravely Concerned” About Hillary Clinton’s Health

Board-certified medicine specialist and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky says he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health, noting that the treatment she has received is “bizarre” and could explain the “weird side-effects” that people are seeing.

Aug 17 15:30

Expecting War? Russia Conducts “Armored Train Drills For First Time In 15 Years”

Perhaps these world events coincide with clear signals from the American election cycle that Hillary will be inserted as president whether the public likes it or not, and whether or not her corruption and dirty laundry have been hung out in full display to all passersby.

Aug 17 15:26

How Much Longer Can They Ignore Reality? “Real Economists Would See An Economy Collapsing” — Paul Craig Roberts

The reason that Americans have no income from their savings is that public authorities put the welfare of a handful of “banks too big to fail” above the welfare of the American people. The enormous liquidity created by the Federal Reserve has gone into the financial system where it has driven up the prices of financial instruments. There has been a stock market recovery but not an economic recovery.

Aug 17 15:20

Sanity in the GOP? Rand Paul wants Hillary in jail…

“It’s a felony to lie to Congress. You can get five years in prison. And we can’t continue to say the Clintons are above the law. I do believe that the CIA annex in Benghazi was procuring weapons, some of them to get them away from the jihadists in Libya. But some of it to ferry those weapons through Turkey, into Syria. There have been many, many first-hand accounts, The New York Times, London Times, Washington Times have all reported upon this,” Paul said during a recent appearance on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor.

Aug 17 15:16

One ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Trump Needs to Push

Donald Trump has raised any number of such issues, and the media have reflexively attacked him for raising them. His focus has been on Barack Obama’s quasi-fictional past. A more profitable focus, however, would be on Hillary Clinton’s future fitness to be president. I refer specifically here to her role in the corruption of the TWA 800 investigation.

Aug 17 13:48

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies.

Aug 17 13:22

The FBI Warns House Republicans Not To Leak Clinton Email Interview

Any Republican who leaks classified information from the FBI’s notes could face criminal prosecution.

Aug 17 12:54

After he was shot, 9-year-old Kansas City boy snuggled up to his big brother and died, dad says

The majority of Black Americans murdered every year are killed by other blacks. But the enablers are in DC!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police believe that at some point the people responsible for the murders of two boys early Saturday morning at 58th and College were inside the home.

"I do not get it. I swear. We have to protect the future. He's the future," said Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden Ugwuh's dad.

Montell and JaydenUgwuh was only 9-years-old and his cousin Montell Ross, 8-years-old. They were killed early Saturday morning when a gunman sprayed bullets into the family home where Jayden and Montell were sleeping. Altogether, there were six children sleeping inside the home at the time.

Aug 17 11:45

How the West is Complicit in Nurturing Islamic Radicalism?

The pivotal role played by the Wahhabi-Salafi ideology in radicalizing Muslims all over the world is an indisputable fact; this Wahhabi-Salafi creed has been generously sponsored by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States since the 1973 oil embargo when the price of oil quadrupled and the contribution of the Arab petro-sheikhs towards the “spiritual well-being” of Muslims all over the world magnified proportionally. However, the Arab autocrats are in turn propped up by the Western powers since the Cold War; thus syllogistically speaking, the root cause of Islamic radicalism has been the neocolonial powers’ manipulation of the socio-political life of the Arabs specifically, and the Muslims generally, in order to exploit their energy resources in the context of an energy-starved industrialized world. This is the principal theme of this essay which I shall discuss in detail in the following paragraphs.

Aug 17 10:10

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TURNS A BLIND EYE TO TERRIBLE CONDITIONS IN PRIVATE PRISONS

The Office of the Inspector General for the Justice Department uncovered systemic mismanagement at private prisons, which fueled inmate suffering. However, the office also found the suffering would not have been so severe if government officials had engaged in proper oversight.

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group, and Management and Training Corporation (MTC) has contracts with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to house about 22,660 federal inmates in private prisons—about 12 percent of the federal prison population. The BOP has contracted facilities since the late 1990s, largely because of overcrowding.

While the overall federal prison population declined by 2.3 percent from 2013 to 2014, the system remains approximately 20 percent over capacity today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very simple, here, regarding private prisons; recidivism re-fills cells, and that fattens corporate profits.

And the private prison industry has become one of the largest political contributors to American candidates, insuring, as much as possible, that bad conditions continue without governmental scrutiny, in order to maximise profits.

Aug 17 09:56

Kaine Slips: White People Need to Be Minority

Clinton running mate seems to admit Democratic policies will bring down white, middle-class Americans

Aug 17 09:51

ORWELLIAN BILL CRIMINALIZING REPORTING OF UNDERCOVER VIDEO SETS OFF BATTLE FOR FREE SPEECH

The controversy last year over secretly recorded video taken of Planned Parenthood employees has turned into a bigger controversy over the First Amendment rights of journalists.

After losing the attempt to bring federal charges against the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood and certain state lawmakers are going for the nuclear option known as Assembly Bill 1671.

Courthouse News reports:

“The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of “health care providers” and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage.

Under AB 1671, a journalist receiving and posting footage from an anonymous source could be punished by the state as well as be opened up to potential civil lawsuits. Whistleblowers would not be exempt from the proposal either, regardless of how they obtained the illegal footage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Planned Parenthood must, collectively, be terrified that some of its practices are so gruesome that, if shared with the general public, would necessitate having them close all their facilities due to the shock value of these procedures.

That being said, as a pro-Life Christian, I completely understand that there are situations where a pregnancy cannot come to term, because it utterly threatens the life of the mother.

But the passage of AB 1671 will absolutely undermine the First Amendment to the Constitution, and that cannot be allowed to stand.

Aug 17 09:12

12-minute video: ‘Official’ lies about history go to origins: 12,000 year-old Gobekli Tepe temple points to advanced ancient civilizations

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Gobekli Tepe changes everything.” ~ Ian Hodder, Director of Stanford’s Archeology Center (quote source, 52-minute talk on this topic)

“We are living at the time when human beings are finally waking-up all around the world. It’s slow. It’s not a huge flame yet, but it’s growing and brighter every day.” ~ Graham Hancock (in first interview below)

Anyone on the path of studying history discovers “official” narratives are lies of omission and commission; bullshit (an academic term) to herd people to away from comprehensively and independently verifiable facts. Those of us who are professional historians choosing intellectual integrity and moral courage must become rebels from this controlled and lying propaganda connected to corporate media because what we’re told is sooooo far from what any reasonably educated person can demonstrate is accurate.

Aug 17 08:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

The district of criminals,giving aid and comfort to terrorists who kill Christians.

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 17 07:54

Did Canada Sell Its Gold to Prepare for the North American Union?

It’s never been clear why Canada sold ALL its gold, HERE, but perhaps it has to do with the potential, upcoming North American Union.

Just the other day, we wrote that Hillary’s plans are obviously to support the creation of the NAU. You can see the article HERE, entitled, “Hillary Plans Steps Toward North American Union If Elected.”

We’ve been writing about the resurgence of the NAU for years – and then more recently for months as regards this campaign. Gradually, the alternative media is becoming more aware of how high the stakes really are.

Aug 17 07:37

Jean-Claude Juncker warned he could spark European CIVIL WAR with arrogant Brexit stance

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has been warned he risks being responsible for causing a bloody civil war in Europe if he persists with his arrogant approach towards Britain.

Jean-Claude Juncker has been warned he risks sparking civil war over Brexit
A political expert branded the Brussels chief’s actions “stupid and short-sighted” and said his Brexit negotiating stance makes him akin to “some latter day Nicolae Ceausescu”.

In a blistering attack academic Sean Swan said the EU Commission boss is “doomed” because he is behaving like a “frustrated child” and not a statesman.

Aug 17 00:45

Clinton is playing liar’s poker with America’s future

The suckers in the upcoming election are tens of millions of people who don’t understand that they are playing the biggest hand that has been dealt in the past 100 years. Ordinary citizens that believe they never gamble, but will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are making the biggest gamble of their lives. Unfortunately it is like being dealt a 2 and 9 of clubs and wanting to double down.

Aug 16 20:38

War law somehow isn’t crystal-clear in letter and intent? Those Oath-sworn and tax-paid shouldn’t enforce it with .01% arrests for OBVIOUS lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression?? What that argument sounds like with traffic law, baseball, and chores

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“No treaty, however much it may be to the advantage of all, however tightly it may be worded, can provide absolute security against the risks of deception and evasion.” ~ President Kennedy, June 10, 1963

I was inspired to write this essay by the following comment from an otherwise intelligent person:

"Therefore, while I can say it strongly appears U.S. wars are in violation of the treaties and therefore likely illegal, there is no way for myself to make that a legally binding finding and attach legal demands based upon it. I can make stuff up, but that won’t go over very well."

From similar comments over time, I’ve made perhaps ten requests for this person to summarize war law in a sentence or two. So far, I’ve received only dodges avoiding this easy and essential citizen responsibility. This said, this isn’t the only individual who can’t summarize war law, and see that it’s meant to be as clear as:

“stop sign” law for driving,

Aug 16 17:06

Global central banks dump USA debt at record pace…

In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led the pack of countries dumping U.S. debt. -- It’s the largest selloff of U.S. debt since at least 1978, according to Treasury Department data.

Aug 16 15:57

Early Voting : Ongoing Efforts at Stealing Elections?

Early voting is a bad public policy that increases costs, increases the likelihood of fraud, and confuses voters – leading to depressed voter turnout. It is absurd and dishonest to suggest racism being behind the sensible reform of cutting early voting down from a ridiculous 35 days before Election Day.

Aug 16 15:30

FBI Seeks Developer to Build an App to Help the Government Spy on Us

Are you an app developer? Are you covert as hell? Do you think we should all throw our privacy cautions to the wind? Boy, does the FBI have the job for you: design an app to help the government spy.

The Department of Justice posted a job opportunity last month to create something called a Smartphone-Based Audio Recorder. The technical requirements draft describes an app that would allow an FBI agent to "surreptitiously capture audio and video" on their smartphone. It describes two scenarios this piece of spy tech would be needed in — one is to collect live audio covertly (read: spy), and the other is to use the app as a recorder alternative to overtly record audio and video during an interview (read: not spy).

Aug 16 15:21

U.S. ‘Debt Held by Public’ Tops $14,000,000,000,000; Up 122% Under Obama

The federal government’s “debt held by the public”—as opposed to its “intragovernmental debt”—has topped $14,000,000,000,000 for the first time in history, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Treasury.

Aug 16 15:11

STEADY AS SHE GOES: Hillary holds onto railing, table, chair during home visit

She's just about flat lined along with her rallies, yet the lying mainstream media will have you believe she's surging in the polls! Unreal! Twilight Zone! Would not surprise me if the media tries to push her corpse into the oval office.

Aug 16 15:03

Report: Secret Service Insiders Confirm: ‘Hillary Suffers From Parkinson’s… Experiences Seizures From Camera Flashes’

From falls and difficulty climbing stairs to stage panic in the face of protest chants and nonsensical statements to her audience, something appears to be wrong with the former Secretary of State. In fact, even Hillary’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, noted in an email to a State Department employee that Hillary is “often confused.”

Aug 16 14:53

House Republicans Pursue Perjury Charges Against Hillary

Republicans Jason Chaffetz and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte penned a letter to the US attorney for the District of Columbia presenting key pieces of information showing Clinton willfully lied during an October 22, 2015, interrogation regarding the Benghazi debacle, in which she also answered questions concerning her illegal private email server.

Aug 16 14:26

2 powerful videos, 6 minutes: Clinton was a lying, looting rogue Secretary of State, then conducted election fraud to escalate to dictator

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Two minutes of contrast between Ms. Clinton’s testimony versus FBI Director Comey’s statement:

Ms. Clinton’s statements of apparent lying according to the FBI:

Claiming no e-mails sent or received were “classified.”
Claiming a personal server for “convenience” but then having lawyers read the content of all 62000 e-mails???
Claiming lawyers read all e-mail content.
Claiming to use only one server.
Claiming to have provided all work emails.
Four minutes of passionate and informed testimony of election fraud in Arizona:

Further video and documentation of Ms. Clinton operating a rogue State Department for paid political favors, then operating dictatorial election fraud.

Solutions

Complete essay here; excerpt:

Aug 16 14:24

Can the 2016 Election be Rigged? You Bet!

We are now living in a fake reality of constructed data and phony polls. The computerized voting machines can be hacked and rigged and after the experience of Bernie Sanders there is no reason to believe they won’t be. Don’t be taken in.

Aug 16 14:18

Hannity: “CNN Literally Kiss Hillary Clinton’s Ass and Obama’s Ass Every Day”

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity slammed CNN Tuesday for continually broadcasting election programming that is obscenely biased toward Hillary Clinton. (As if FOX news is "fair and balanced")

Aug 16 14:11

Clinton Wants Politicians to Fight American Gun Owners, aka the Gun Lobby

The only gun lobby is the millions of voluntary citizen members of the National Rifle Association, The Gun Owners of America, The Second Amendment Foundation and the 1000’s of state level, pro gun, groups and associations. All made up of folks like me and you. So make no mistake about it, when Hillary Clinton mentions fighting the gun lobby, she is talking about you. Republican, Democrat and Independent, law-abiding, hardworking, tax paying, mom & pop, gun owners.

Aug 16 13:56

Central Bankers Are Choking the Economy

When will central bankers conclude that it’s their own medicine that is actually making the economy sick? They will not make that connection until they succeed in killing the patient…and even then they may continue to administer the same toxic medicine to a corpse. The political pressure is just too great to ever admit their mistakes, so they repeat them indefinitely.

Aug 16 13:50

Clinton’s Body Count : It’s been a hot month

There are about 100 cases where some intern has slept with Bill or some lawyer knew too much or some investigator got too close and boom—he shoots himself in the back of the head at the top of a mountain at four in the morning.

Aug 16 12:50

US DEFENSE FIRMS PROFIT BY SAUDI ARABIA’S SLAUGHTER OF YEMEN

It is not secret that Saudi Arabia has been carrying out ghastly war crimes on the people of Yemen using US weapons and support. Despite the US’ endless (and largely hypocritical) complaining about civilian deaths in Syria, the Saudis have deployed unprecedented violence on civilians in Yemen with no audible opposition from the US. One of the US weapons making an appearance in Yemen are widely banned cluster bombs, specifically the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Textron Systems of Wilmington, Massachusetts. The bombs are not only lethal upon initial use but often the parts of the bomb do not explode as planned and spontaneously detonate later or by accident when scavengers stumble upon them while looking for scrap metal.

Aug 16 12:42

DALLAS PD ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR PERMISSION TO WITHHOLD 'EMBARRASSING' DOCUMENTS ABOUT ITS BOMB ROBOT

The unprecedented deployment of a bomb-defusing robot by Dallas police to kill an armed suspect raised several questions. While these robots have sometimes acted as part of a negotiation team in the past, no police department had previously rigged one up with an explosive device to take a suspect out. One question that remains unanswered is whether this use of the Dallas PD's robot violated its own policies. Gawker's Andy Cush filed a public records request for PD policies on using robots to kill and discovered Dallas law enforcement was basically making things up as it went along.

Aug 16 12:06

US Nuclear Weapons At Risk of Seizure in Turkey

Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces”, a Washington think tank said on Monday.

The US has an estimated 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, 110km from the border with Syria.
The base’s Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in last month’s coup plot.

“Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question,” said Monday’s report from the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank working to promote peace.

Incirlik is a vital base for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, giving drones and warplanes fast access to IS targets.

“From a security point of view, it’s a roll of the dice to continue to have approximately 50 of America’s nuclear weapons stationed at Incirlik,” report co-author Laicie Heeley said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And hey, it wouldn't even have to be a coup ultimately commandeering these weapons; it could well be the Turkish government itself!!

With such an improvement in Turkish/Russian relations in the last week, who knows?!? Turkey may well pivot to Russia, declare itself a BRICs nation, and tell NATO to just vanish, permanently.

Aug 16 11:44

Israel decides no criminal charges for police who seized Palestinian girl's bicycle

One of the officers was suspended from the force after the incident late last month, documented by a B'tselem video camera. The footage showed two border policemen chasing a Palestinian girl, eight-year-old Anwar Burqan, of Hebron's al-Ibrahimi Street, as she rode a bicycle.

It showed one of the officers picking up the bicycle and tossing it into the bushes.

Large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. In their defense, the officers told investigators the girl's bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians and they wanted to protect her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: these officers wanted to "protect" this 8 year old child....by throwing away and ruining her bicycle?!?

WOW, it really takes MANLY MEN to do that.

But hey, that's Israel in the 21st century; the most wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy in this world, AND... with nuclear weapons!!

Aug 16 11:30

DOCUMENTS CONFIRM CIA CENSORSHIP OF GUANTÁNAMO TRIALS

IN JANUARY 2013, during the military trial of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, a defense lawyer was discussing a motion relating to the CIA’s black-site program, when a mysterious entity cut the audio feed to the gallery. A red light began to glow and spin. Someone had triggered the courtroom’s censorship system.

The system was believed to be under the control of the judge, Col. James Pohl. In this case, it wasn’t.

Later, Pohl said the censorship was the work of an “OCA,” short for “Original Classification Authority.” In the future, he said, no external body would be permitted to unilaterally censor what was happening in his courtroom.

Many have speculated that Pohl’s “OCA” is in fact the CIA. That speculation is now confirmed with the release of three new documents by The Intercept. The documents show the evolution of secret rules governing what is and is not allowed to be discussed before the military court at Guantánamo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why in the name of heaven is the US military torturing when they know that the tortured person will say anything his torturers want him to say to get the torture to stop?!?

Because this wasn't about what the tortured had done or not done; it was about eliciting confessions with which to justify the continued use torture.

I would like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, we demonstrate to the world that Americans are complete, abysmal hypocrites when it comes human rights, democracy, and the moral treatment of prisoners of war.

And I would also like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, this gives carte blanche for foreign countries which really don't like the American government that much, to torture our civilian and military personnel.

Please do take a moment to reflect on that, won't you?!?

Aug 16 11:19

U.N. Peacekeepers, U.S. Embassy Stand Down As American Aid Workers Beaten, Raped In Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.

“Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the head,” she remembers him saying.

She didn’t really have a choice. By the end of the evening, she had been raped by 15 South Sudanese soldiers.

On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners, in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan’s three-year civil war. They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions, several witnesses told The Associated Press.

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What the hell is wrong with UN personnel if they cannot protect people from these atrocities?!?

OR DO THEY EVEN CARE?!?

Dr. Ban Ki Moon gets wined and dined all over the planet, at various fetes, but when it comes to enforcing the effectiveness of UN forces under these circumstances, he is absolutely, utterly useless, and should be immediately sacked.

Unless, and until, the UN gets a Secretary General who is willing to put his discipline and energy where his mouth is, incidents like this will just keep occurring.

Aug 16 10:45

Obamacare Sticker Shock: Average 2017 Premium Surges 24%

The reference, of course, was to the state by state surge in proposed 2017 Obamacare premiums, contrasted with what the government contends is a modest 1.0% inflation rate.

Now, courtesy of a new study by independent analyst Charles Gaba - who has crunched the numbers for insurers participating in the ACA exchanges in all 50 states - we can also calculate what the average Obamacare premium increase across the entire US will be: using proposed and approved rate increase requests, the average Obamacare premium is expected to surge by a whopping 24% this year.

Aug 16 10:35

THIS IS HOW PRIVATE PRISON COMPANIES MAKE MILLIONS EVEN WHEN CRIME RATES FALL

Occupancy requirements, as it turns out, are common practice within the private prison industry. A new report by In the Public Interest, an anti-privatization group, reviewed 62 contracts for private prisons operating around the country at the local and state level. In the Public Interest found that 41 of those contracts included occupancy requirements mandating that local or state government keep those facilities between 80 and 100 percent full. In other words, whether crime is rising or falling, the state must keep those beds full. (The report was funded by grants from the Open Society Institute and Public Welfare, according to a spokesman.)

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Private prisons have had a history of betting on political candidates financially to ultimately fatten their own coffers.

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IF you have not seen it, please watch Michael Moore's "Who Do We invade Next?!?", even if you are not a fan of his work.

There is one segment where he goes to a men's prison in Norway; and what he discovers is nothing less than amazing. These people are treated kindly, and as though they have a future which is not criminal. Their environments are clean and comfortable. As reported at businessinsider.com in December of 2014:

In Norway, fewer than 4,000 of the country's 5 million people were behind bars as of August 2014. That makes Norway's incarceration rate just 75 per 100,000 people, compared to 707 people for every 100,000 people in the US. On top of that, when criminals in Norway leave prison, they stay out. It has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world at 20%. The US has one of the highest: 76.6% of prisoners are re-arrested within five years. Norway also has a relatively low level of crime compared to the US, according to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The majority of crimes reported to police there are theft-related incidents, and violent crime is mostly confined to areas with drug trafficking and gang problems. Based on that information, it's safe to assume Norway's criminal justice system is doing something right. Few citizens there go to prison, and those who do usually go only once. So how does Norway accomplish this feat? The country relies on a concept called "restorative justice," which aims to repair the harm caused by crime rather than punish people. This system focuses on rehabilitating prisoners.

The us penal system is stupid, brutish, and counterproductive in the extreme, and it is engineered to be so, in order to hold on to it's huge budgets; the private prison system is even more so, because recidivism translates into more bucks for shareholders.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 16 10:03

SOROS HACK EXPOSES PLOT BEHIND REFUGEE CRISIS, HIS MEDIA CONTROL, CASH FOR “SOCIAL JUSTICE”

Leaked files from billionaire globalist George Soros’ Open Society Foundation two days ago have exposed several startling machinations about the organization — including flagrant schemes to manipulate the media, influence international immigration policy, and cash designated for social justice initiatives.

Soros has been outed previously for pulling political strings in Ukraine, but as one memo revealed in the massive DCLeaks cache shows, the globalist also sought direct manipulation of Western media to align with that political agenda.

Titled the “Ukraine Media Project,” the memo’s authors admit that “this isn’t proper independent journalism and we may damage our credibility with journalists,” but that “journalists may produce stories that have no relevance for the narrative we seek to inform or stories that are counterproductive (enforcing narratives of fascism, etc.)”

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Why am I not surprised at this man's actions?!?

And OSF labeling the immigration crisis as "the new normal"?!?

You see, it is never the" new normal" for those behind gates, walls, and brigades of security personnel; the monied are, of course, completely insulated from the chaos this brings.

It is only supposed to be "the new normal" for the rest of the people who have to put up with it, including the ancillary crime, gangs, and drugs which come with this crisis.

OF COURSE, the US could stop the wars which have generated this immigration chaos; but that...would be logical.

Aug 16 09:55

SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE: ‘STOP TRYING TO FIX THE POLICE, FIX THE GHETTO’

“People have to find a more socially acceptable way to deal with their frustration, their anger and resentment,” Sheriff Clarke said, adding the “war on police” mentality was a “political construct” that had been implemented by the left for a political end.

“Same thing, same model, same subversive groups involved with different names now, different generation of course – as all those folks and the students for a Democratic society got old,” Clarke said.

Here are a few excerpts from Sheriff Clarke’s insightful press conference:

“Police use of force serves as an igniter — there’s no doubt — but to an already volatile mix of urban pathologies, failed urban policy that exacerbates inescapable poverty, failing public schools, inadequate parenting. Father-absent homes — we all know when fathers are not around to shape the behavior of young boys, they often times grow up to be unmanageable misfits that police have to deal with in an aggressive fashion.”

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In listening and watching the people who were rioting, I had to shake my head, and ask, "Where were the parents of these people while they were growing up?!?

Did they not understand that without the ability to speak and write a standard English, that their kids were doomed to never find decent, well paying jobs?!?

And what about the abject failure of their school system?!? Every school administrator and teacher in that district of Milwaukee should be immediately canned, the teacher's union (if it exists) be scrapped in favor of a teachers who can really teach, using a performance-based curriculum which measures a teacher's worth to the district by the level of comprehension of material presented, but not "teaching to the test", which has been enshrined by Common Core.

With love and structure, kids can - and will - learn.

Remember the great film, "Stand and Deliver"?!?

This was based on a true story, where a math teacher in East LA was tired of being told that his kids "couldn't really do math", and had them compete at such a high level that the district accused him of "cheating" to get scores as high as those kids did.

When they were re-tested, with monitors in their room, they tested just as high - if not higher - than they did the first timed.

Milwaukee needs an ARMY of teachers like this, who get well compensated for what they do.

Aug 16 09:48

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, And Killers

The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms.

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

Aug 16 09:47

The Mainstream Media Has Become A Criminal Accomplice To Naked Campaign Fraud And Election Theft

What the American people are now witnessing during this presidential election cycle has always gone on. The MSM (Mainstream Media) has always skewed election coverage to favor one candidate over another. It’s called M A N U F A C T U R E D C O N S E N T. Whoever the elites wants will ALWAYS win the day.

However, what the 2016 presidential election cycle has brought the USA is a gross exaggeration of this quadrennial scandalous phenomenon. Let’s face it: Whoever controls the media controls the message. Whoever controls the message controls the outcomes. Therefore, whoever the ruling elites want to win this election will receive favorable coverage; whoever they oppose will be dumped on.

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There is no truth to the corporate media report that I still have overdue library books from my college days! :)

Aug 16 09:37

PARENTS WHO CAN'T PAY THE BILL FOR KIDS' INCARCERATION CAN STILL GO BANKRUPT, A US COURT RULES

When Maria Rivera got a bill from Orange County for her young son's year in juvenile detention, she sold her house to pay for it, but ended up short, and the county got a court order for another $10K to pay the remainder and various fees and penalties.

When Rivera declared bankruptcy, the county refused to let up, arguing that the law that prevents parents from escaping their child-support duties in bankruptcy applied to parents who'd been dinged for their kids' jail time. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county, saying that this was bullshit, and letting Rivera get on with her life.

The court wrote that the case was "troubling" because it "compromise[s] the goals of juvenile correction and the best interests of the child, and, ironically, impair the ability of his mother to provide him with future support."

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Aug 16 09:36

THIS IS HOW PRIVATE PRISON COMPANIES MAKE MILLIONS EVEN WHEN CRIME RATES FALL

We are living in boom times for the private prison industry. The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of private prisons, has seen its revenue climb by more than 500 percent in the last two decades. And CCA wants to get much, much bigger: Last year, the company made an offer to 48 governors to buy and operate their state-funded prisons. But what made CCA’s pitch to those governors so audacious and shocking was that it included a so-called occupancy requirement, a clause demanding the state keep those newly privatized prisons at least 90 percent full at all times, regardless of whether crime was rising or falling.

Aug 16 09:23

PARENTS WHO CAN'T PAY THE BILL FOR KIDS' INCARCERATION CAN STILL GO BANKRUPT, A US COURT RULES

When Maria Rivera got a bill from Orange County for her young son's year in juvenile detention, she sold her house to pay for it, but ended up short, and the county got a court order for another $10K to pay the remainder and various fees and penalties. When Rivera declared bankruptcy, the county refused to let up, arguing that the law that prevents parents from escaping their child-support duties in bankruptcy applied to parents who'd been dinged for their kids' jail time. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county, saying that this was bullshit, and letting Rivera get on with her life

Aug 16 09:12

Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Media Is Essentially 100 Percent United Against Donald Trump

Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept, formerly of The Guardian newspaper, laid out in an interview with Slate magazine that the media in the United States has decided to band together in a last-ditch effort to stop the rise of 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.

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Aug 16 08:57

WikiLeaks Reveals Rothschild Billion Dollar Money Laundering Plot

The classified cable from the Public Library of US Diplomacy published by WikiLeaks exposes Rothschild Bank “advising” a “secret and corrupt” billion dollar transaction in order to create a “massive money laundering scheme” in Senegal and crash the struggling nation’s economy.

Aug 16 08:46

California about to pass the 'Medical Pedophiles Protection Act' to criminalize journalists for posting videos that document medical abuse of children, seniors and surgical patients

Doctors who rape patients under anesthesia can now count on the corrupt state government of California to protect their "privacy" from investigative journalists who film them to expose their abusive assaults. Abortion chop shop organ harvesting factories -- also known as "Planned Parenthood" -- would also be safe from the scrutiny that comes from the investigative journalism that recently caught their principals on tape, admitting to harvesting intact human heads (and other body parts) from partially born, living, breathing babies who are then killed on sight so that their valuable organs can be collected and sold off for "medical science."

Aug 16 08:21

Cell-Jamming Technology Is Being Turned against Journalists

Technology developed to jam cellphones during the Iraq War may be getting deployed against journalists reporting on protests against the political establishment in the United States.

While police and government surveillance of protests, including monitoring of cellphone use, is well-documented, efforts to block signals at protests remains an oft-repeated, but never proven, rumor.

It may be impossible to definitively prove that authorities are using cellphone “jamming” technology, but journalists working with both mainstream and independent media reported unusual difficulties accessing the internet during recent protests at the gates of the Democratic National Convention, consistent with the effects this very real technology could have.

Aug 16 08:18

Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting of lords and academics and experts to stymie Brexit and thwart the will of 17.4m people? In all the years I’ve been writing about politics, I cannot remember a time when democracy has been treated with as much disgust, with as much naked, Victorian-era elitism, as it is being today. And yet we’re all bizarrely mellow. We’re going about our business as if everything is normal, as if the elites aren’t right now, this very minute, in revolt against the people. We need to wake up.

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There is a solution to this problem of an uppity ruling class. Just ask Charles I.

Aug 16 07:56

Obama and Hillary DID Found ISIS - This 2012 US Government Memo Proves It

The latest “OMG, Trump said that!” moment is The Donald’s claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, correspondingly, the “founder” and “cofounder” of ISIS. True to form, the media reaction has been to shriek in outrage that he would cast aspersions on such august personages.

As of this writing, not one American media source of which this writer is aware has brought up in relation to Trump’s claims the August 2012 report (declassified and released in 2015 under a FOIA request from Judicial Watch) from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) stating that “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The “supporting powers” are identified as “western countries” (no doubt including and led by the United States), “the Gulf States” (presumably including and led by Saudi Arabia), and “Turkey” (just Turkey).

Aug 16 07:48

Soros’ correspondence hacked: secret files on Ukraine revealed

Hackers from the DCLeaks organization published more than 300 closed files of the Soros Fund, relating to Ukraine as well as home and foreign policy of the US.

The documents also include lists of grants given to journalists and media centres. The papers describe work of about 100 journalists who would report on events in the Crimea and the east of Ukraine. It is noted in one of the documents that total sum intended for funding of the project makes up about 500,000 dollars a year. Such information portals as Krym.Realii, Hromadske TV and Ostrov are named among those cooperation contacts.

Aug 15 19:46

Taxpayers at risk as Obamacare crumbles

The health insurance exchanges that are the beating heart of Obamacare are on the edge of collapse, with premiums rising sharply for ever narrower provider networks, non-profit health co-ops shuttering their doors, and even the biggest insurance companies heading for the exits amid mounting losses. Even the liberal Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill is warning of a possible “Obamacare meltdown” this fall.

Aug 15 18:28

“To Ensure Her Election”: Wasserman-Schultz Admits She Really Worked For Hillary While at DNC

Still don’t believe that elections are rigged, and that the whole thing is a sham?

Aug 15 17:28

Video: Hillary Clinton’s Crowd Size Dwarfed By Trum

While mainstream media claims Clinton is beating Trump in the polls, evidence shows much larger crowds arriving at Trump speeches and events.

Aug 15 17:16

Obama Wants A Third Term And This Is How He Could Make It Happen (Crazy, but doable)

Looking at the situation in the U.S. and the turmoil in the world it will be astonishing if we even make it to the “elections” this November. Obama does not want to leave the office. He has not completed his “fundamental transformation” and there are several avenues available to him that have not yet been pursued. All of them involve a dramatic event that will enable him to suspend elections and remain in office until the end of the emergency (therefore indefinitely).

Aug 15 16:35

Media FINALLY Breaks Silence on Hillary Health…

Heat Street has compiled evidence of the media’s growing willingness to touch the forbidden question of the Democratic nominee’s health. Does she need to release those medical records to be straight with the public?

Aug 15 16:31

London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

The Metropolitan Police is to spend £2.1m of public money funding a unit that will actively investigate “offensive” comments on Twitter and Facebook, according to reports.

Backed by a team of “volunteers”, the Met's new unit will actively seek out anything “deemed inappropriate” on social media services, according to the Sunday papers.

Scotland Yard is splurging £1.7m of its own budget on the headline-grabbing stunt, which will have five full-time detectives on its staff.

The Home Office is contributing a further £452,756 to the Online Hate Crime Hub, as reported by the Sunday Telegraph.

Aug 15 16:23

Because WW3 is a great idea! : Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program.

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