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May 07 09:29

Postal vote error in key election battleground

More than 25,000 Walsall voters could be affected by ‘confusing’ postal vote envelopes that would see their cast votes being sent back to them.

May 07 09:27

Polling ‘scandal’ affects thousands - despite Hackney Council denying problems last week

Hackney Council has been forced to admit there has been a problem issuing thousands of voters with ballot papers – many of whom may have lost out on their chance to vote tomorrow.

May 07 09:24

Election glitches leave some unable to vote

Dozens of people planning to vote in the closest election for decades were turned away from polling stations on Thursday morning.

Voters in parts of east London and Dorset were told that IT glitches meant they were not registered on the electoral roll, despite many having polling cards.

Meanwhile, some Britons who live abroad have complained that postal votes have arrived too late to guarantee they can exercise their democratic rights.

In Hackney, where at least 30 people queued to complain outside the town hall, Alix Rowe was one of those left disenfranchised by the problems.

May 07 09:06

Pentagon employees used govt credit cards for ‘gambling, escorts,’ audit reveals

A new audit by the US Department of Defense has reportedly revealed that Pentagon employees have been using their government credit cards to gamble and pay for other adult activities, including escort services.

The 'Government Travel Charge Transactions' audit, conducted by the Office of the Inspector General, found that civilian and military employees have been using their cards at casinos and for escorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Politico reported, citing a Pentagon official.

May 07 09:04

Bill Clinton Puts Blame for Family’s Scandals on Accountant

Bill Clinton put the blame for his foundation’s foreign donor scandal on the accountant who filed its taxes in his Monday interview with NBC News.

May 07 08:49

Appeals court rules NSA bulk data collection illegal

A federal appeals court ruled the National Security Agency’s controversial mass collection of Americans’ phone records is illegal.

May 07 08:46

Election shambles: Council recalls ballot papers after missing off UKIP candidate

Voting has continued as normal in Darlington after it was revealed the name of one candidate was missing from ballot papers.

Some 89 voting slips were distributed to one polling station without the name of UKIP candidate David Hodgson.

Darlington Borough Council re-issued correct papers and said there will be no changes to the polling procedure in the constituency.

May 07 08:29

WHY THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL FAIL

When someone mentions “The New World Order,” it conjures up thoughts of conspiracy involving the Illuminati, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, old privileged family wealth and royal lineage. Beneath that you think of the already bought and paid for world leaders and the secret agenda. And you might be right. When I think of the New World Order, I’m thinking of an idea. It’s an idea that’s as old as war itself. How many times must we keep hearing this same ideology? Every single empire from the beginning of man had this same dream. You know the one, the dream of controlling everything beneath the sky from horizon to horizon.

May 07 08:20

NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS ARRESTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST

More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including 11 in North Carolina, have been arrested in a government sting that included the FBI, the government announced Thursday. Thomas Walker, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, said multiple people were arrested Thursday morning in a major sting of cocaine and heroin operations. Those arrested include five current members of the Northampton County sheriff's office. They were charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin up and down the I-95 corridor.

May 07 08:16

MILLIONS OF CARS TRACKED ACROSS US IN 'MASSIVE' REAL-TIME DEA SPY PROGRAM

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.

May 07 08:11

Judge Orders Activist To Pay For Mayor's Neck Pain

By Brandon Turbeville

In 2015, outrageous arrests, nonsensical verdicts, and felonious rulings have become the norm in the US Justice system. In the case of Rev. Edward Pinkney, however, it appears that all three have coalesced to make up one open case of political imprisonment...

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May 07 07:41

A fantasy that explains Globalism

Imagine this fantasy. In Indiana, all citizens are under the gun. They must work in factories where the wage is 20 cents an hour. There are no unions. When unions start to form, the leaders are arrested or killed. Employers and the state government provide unsanitary crowded dormitories for worker housing. No citizen of Indiana can leave the state legally without a special passport.

May 07 06:27

MEET THE PATRIOT ACT 2.0

The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation.

May 07 06:16

CALIFORNIA TRIO ACCUSED OF RUNNING ROGUE MASONIC POLICE FORCE

Three people have been charged in California with impersonating law enforcement officers after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states. They said they belonged to a group called the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, which they claimed dated back to the Knights Templar. One of the trio is a junior aide to California’s attorney general.

May 07 04:35

CIA 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' IN AFGHANISTAN: AFGHAN POPPY FARMERS SAY NEW SEEDS WILL BOOST OPIUM OUTPUT

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say.

May 07 04:32

WALL STREET TITANS WHO CRASHED GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2008 GO BIG FOR TPP

Even as millions and millions of Americans—represented by thousands of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith, Internet freedom and other advocacy organizations—continue to stand firmly in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, those backing the TPP, including President Obama and a large majority of the Republican caucus, still have two dedicated demographic groups pledging their allegiance to the cause and arguing the so-called "free trade agreement (FTA)" would be good for average workers and the economy overall: billionaires and Wall Street titans.

May 06 21:44

UK Elections: A Cynical Electorate - More than a “Royal Baby Bounce” Needed

For great swathes of the UK, Prime Minister Cameron is seen as an arrogant, out of touch, over-privileged aristocrat who hates the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, disabled, affordable social housing, those unable to find work in a shrinking job market and just about anyone not from his money-mired hunting and country mansion pals. In a family tree festooned with titles he is also a lineal descendent of King William IV.

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband’s popularity is faring little better, especially since Tony Blair pitched up, all teeth and perma-tan, to “support him 100%”, also donating £100,000+ in £1,000+ bundles to one hundred Labour parliamentary candidates. Endorsement by Blair after Iraq is the kiss of electoral death.

May 06 17:54

Wall Street titans who crashed global economy in 2008 go big for TPP

Executives from the financial institutions who received TARP funds, (L-R) Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, The Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert P. Kelly, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis and State Street Corporation CEO and Chairman Ronald Logue testify before the House Financial Services Committee February 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

May 06 17:14

EU unveils plans for global investor court

The EU’s trade chief has unveiled plans to set up a global court to decide on disputes between investors and governments in a bid to defuse one of the main controversies in the ongoing EU-US trade talks. A "concept paper" published on Tuesday (May 5), drafted for trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, stated that the EU should “pursue the creation of one permanent court,” to rule on so-called investor state dispute settlement (ISDS).

May 06 16:06

Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty

Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a global economic treaty which would destroy thousands of American businesses and millions of good paying American jobs. In other words, it would be the final nail in the coffin for America’s economic infrastructure. Obama knows that if the American people actually knew what was in this treaty that they would be screaming mad, so the negotiations are being done in secret. The only people that are allowed to look at the treaty are members of Congress, and even they are being banned from saying anything to the public. American workers are about to be brutally stabbed in the back, and thanks to all of this secrecy and paranoia they won’t even see it coming.

May 06 15:33

America’s Main Problem: Corruption

Government corruption has become rampant:

Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes

Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants

An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing it for years … but the EPA never fired him. Another EPA employee harassed 16 women co-workers … and then was promoted to a higher-paying job with more responsibility, where he harassed more women

NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures they’ve collected from spying on the American people

May 06 15:04

Mike Huckabee defends spamming supporters

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming.

May 06 13:45

Is Russia Bribing Clinton?

American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is embroiled in yet another political scandal, albeit this time one with a sweeping international reach that touches on Russia and Kazakhstan. Peter Schweizer’s forthcoming book, “Clinton Cash”, claims to have connected the pieces of the latest Clinton conspiracy, one which allegedly involved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton essentially ‘trading’ uranium mines in the US in exchange for financial kickbacks to her family’s foundation. It’s a bit more convoluted than that, and therein lays the heart of the issue.

May 06 13:34

Oxnard Cop Leaks Secret Police Ritual of Getting Gun and Skull Tattoo When They Shoot Someone

Last Saturday, Meagan Hockaday was shot and killed by Oxnard police after officers were called to help calm down a domestic argument. The 26-year-old African-American mother of three, was said to be “holding” a knife, but there was no initial report that she had moved aggressively towards anyone.

Just days after this shooting, a whistleblower in the Oxnard, California, Police Department came clean about a secret ritual that officers go through when the shoot someone: they get a tattoo of a gun and skull.

’s police officers put so-called shooting tattoos on their left shoulders after they were involved in shootings with a suspects, according to a spokesman for the department in Los Angeles.”

May 06 13:18

Make the Rich Panic

It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at their favorites the way a gambler puts cash on his favorite horse. Money has replaced the vote. The wealthy can crush anyone who does not play by their rules. And the political elites—slobbering over the spoils provided by their corporate masters for selling us out—understand the game. Barack and Michelle Obama, as did the Clintons, will acquire many millions of dollars once they leave the White House. And your elected representative in the House or Senate, if not a multimillionaire already, will be one as soon as he or she retires from government and is handed seats on corporate boards or positions in lobbying firms. We do not live in a democracy. We live in a political system that has legalized bribery, exclusively serves corporate power and is awash in propaganda and lies.

May 06 12:47

KICKSTARTER - The Tylenol Murders

For over 30 years now, the world has been told the same story over and over again of how the 1982 Tylenol Cyanide Murders happened. Some lone serial killer went store-to-store in September of 1982 placing tainted bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol on several different retail shelves looking to kill random people. The deaths of seven Chicago-area residents in one day put the entire nation into total hysteria about taking Tylenol — or anything for that matter— as terrorism through any consumable product had never happened before. Safety seals did not exist yet— as there was not a reason— until now— to need them.

May 06 12:36

NATO Attempt At 'Interim' Government in Syria Echoes Libya Model

By Brandon Turbeville

The immediate clamor from the Western mainstream press regarding the fall of Idlib to Western-backed al-Qaeda/ISIS forces revealed part of the NATO plan as much as it involved the simultaneous participation of a media campaign designed to weaken the morale of the Syrian people and present a sense of inevitability amongst Syrian and all other populations following the crisis that the Syrian government was on its way out.

Such media hysteria has been the norm in the West in regards to Syria. However, in terms of the recent media blitz over Idlib, the goal, which has been part of the NATO-Turkish plan since early on in the conflict was to enable the capture of a major Syrian city so as to provide a physical seat of what would then be presented as the “government in exile” in the form of an “interim” or “transitional” government...

May 06 12:27

Ancestry.com Is Now Sharing Your DNA With the Police

Isn’t that twisted? You can’t even research your family’s genealogy without the government snooping your DNA. What’s worse, is that this is a total break with Ancestry.com’s consent form. They promise not to share your DNA with anyone outside of the company, and yet they did it anyway. They didn’t even ask for a warrant.

May 06 12:18

FBI Agent Found Guilty of Assault on a Minor for Putting 13-yr-old Boy in a Chokehold

FBI Special Agent Scott Armstrong, who was working part time at the Boone County Sheriff's Department, was arrested in Callaway County last year for choking a 13-year-old kid and forcing him to lose consciousness, leaving visible marks on his neck.

Thirty seven year old Armstrong admitted in the probable cause statement to "placing his arm around" the boy's neck until the teen passed out. The incident happened at Armstrong's home.

May 06 11:58

President Barack Obama: Monsanto's man in Washington

"Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying." (Barack Obama, 2007)

"Own the food supply, run the world. Decide who eats, who doesn't. Eliminate more and more small independent farmers and take over their land. That's the Globalist formula operating behind Monsanto." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I have published this piece before. Since then, the global outcry against Monsanto and the other biotech giants has accelerated---but not a significant peep has emerged from the White House.

Barack Obama is a politician. Like Bush, Clinton, the other Bush, he's a liar. Different pols have different styles of lying. Some pretend they're your friend before they leave you in the dust.

May 06 11:50

Here’s where your stolen online accounts are sold via PayPal

People looking to buy stolen account credentials no longer need to scavenge through the dark corners of the Internet or pay with digital currencies.

Sellers on the online marketplace PayIvy are selling hacked logins for Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and other websites and are accepting PayPal payments, according to Brian Krebs, who runs a prominent cybersecurity blog. (You can also buy stolen PayPal credentials.) In some cases, the accounts are sold for just $1.

PayIvy did not immediately return a request for comment as to how it is handling merchants who sell stolen accounts, thus turning the platform into a tradepost for criminals.

May 06 11:48

Why Scientists are Worried about the newly approved GMO Potato and Apple

When Brazilian research scientists fed tiny pieces of RNA to young honey bees, they expected little to happen—certainly nothing earth-shaking. The RNA used is not naturally found in bees. It was taken from jellyfish, chosen because it was supposed to have an insignificant impact. The RNA didn’t cooperate.After mixing just a single meal of RNA into the natural diet of the worker bee larvae, as the bees grew older, scientists discovered that a staggering 1461 genes showed significant changes compared to controls.[1] In other words, about 10% of all the bees’ genes, including those vital to health, were either turned up in volume, or more often than not, turned down.[2] The authors of the study concluded that such a massive change “undoubtedly” triggered changes in the bees’ development, physiology, and behavior.

Perhaps the scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) missed this 2013 study when they recently approved potatoes and apples genetically engineered not to brown. “Arctic” apple slices (nicknamed the “Botox apple”) can supposedly sit on the shelf for 15-18 days without discoloring to reveal their age. Sliced up “Innate” potatoes will similarly not show any darkening day after day until they eventually dry up.

More: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/why-scientists-are-worried-...

May 06 11:10

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

On the even of the UK’s legislative elections, Stuart Littlewood reflects on Britain’s bankrupt politics – devoid of talent and beholden to foreign states such as Israel – but detects a glimmer of hope.

May 06 11:07

PENTAGON UNDERREPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULTS BY NOT COUNTING ATTACKS ON CIVILIAN WOMEN AND NON-MILITARY SPOUSES

A U.S. Senator has accused the Pentagon of covering up some sexual assaults by underreporting cases involving civilian women living near bases and the non-military spouses of service members. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), a frequent critic of the military’s failure to adequately report and punish those who commit sexual assault, has issued a report that concluded theDepartment of Defense’s annual totals for these cases have been seriously underreported by leaving out civilian spouses of military personnel and those who live near military bases.

May 06 10:43

Senate Sets Test Vote on Iran Sanctions Bill

As expected, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) has cut off debate on the compromise bill aimed at giving Congress the power to veto a P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sen. McConnell’s move cuts off debate on further amendments to the bill, which have predominantly aimed to add more onerous restrictions to a nuclear deal that would almost certainly kill the talks outright.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress does not have any authority over the United Nations Security Council, which is the "P5" in "P5+1." Odd how a Congress totally uninterested in oversight when the White House wants to start a war suddenly demands they be heard when the White House wants to work towards peace! But I digress.

Congress, in inserting itself into a foreign policy issue, is in violation of the Logan Act. All they can do is order Obama not to agree to the P5+1 at which point the other nations will just move forward with their own agreement to end the sanctions, and the US will be the one who is economically isolated.

May 06 10:38

Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.

McIntyre was one of SBS’s leading football commentators, covering two FIFA World Cups and four Asian Cups. He has over 30,000 followers on Twitter.

May 06 10:29

Naming and Shaming – The List Of Israel’s Agents Within British Politics

Ahead of Election Day tomorrow, the ultra Zionist www.webelieveinisrael.org.uk published its list of Sabbos Goyim operating within British politics.

“With Polling Day in the General Election this Thursday, here is a list of all the parliamentary candidates who have sent positive replies to the Fairness for Israel Charter,” the Zionist outlet informed its followers.

May 06 10:22

Corporate Kleptocracy: 6,300 Examples Of America's Malignant Malfeasance

I am honored to share a remarkable data base of Corporate Fines and Settlements from the early 1990s to the present compiled by Jon Morse. Here is Jon's description of his project to assemble a comprehensive list of all corporate fines and settlements that can be verified by media reports:

"This spreadsheet is all the corporate fines/settlements I’ve been able to find sourced articles about, mostly in the period from the 1990’s up to today (with a few 80’s and 70’s). This is by far the most comprehensive list of such things online. At least that I could find, because the lack of any decent list is what made me start compiling this list in the first place."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporate crime costs the nation more than ten times what street crimes does, yet the corporate media always focuses on the street criminal, and rarely the corporate one. Charles Keating stole more money through his Lincoln Savings and Loan Association than all the robberies, burglaries, and muggins of that entire year across the entire nation. He made the news primarily because of the attempted intervention on his behalf by the "Keating Five" which included John McCain

May 06 09:33

Press TV: UK politics dominated by Israel lobbyists

Press TV has conducted an interview with Gilad Atzmon, a musician, author and political commentator in London, about a Jewish community’s recent criticism of Britain’s “complicity” in Israeli war crimes.

May 06 09:04

Clintons use loophole to dodge tax they tried to hike

Seems like a classic case of "taxes for thee, but not for me" and good old-fashioned hypocrisy.

May 06 08:59

Echoes of an Obama third term: Hillary to call for citizenship path for all illegals

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will call for a full path to citizenship for illegal immigrants at an event Tuesday in Nevada, as she goes all-in on the issue in pursuit of Hispanic votes.

May 06 08:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 06 08:50

When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It

By Brandon Smith

The consequences and patterns of war, whether by one nation against another or by a government against the citizenry, rarely change. However, the methods of war have evolved vastly in modern times. Wars by elites against populations are often so subtle that many people might not even recognize that they are under attack until it is too late. Whenever I examine the conceptions of “potential war” between individuals and oligarchy, invariably some hard-headed person cries out: “What do you mean ‘when?’ We are at war right now!” In this case, I am not talking about the subtle brand of war. I am not talking about the information war, the propaganda war, the economic war, the psychological war or the biological war. I am talking about outright warfare, and anyone who thinks we have already reached that point has no clue what real war looks like.

The recent exposure of the nationwide Jade Helm 15 exercise has made many people suspicious, and with good reason...

May 06 08:49

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

Neither Cameron nor Miliband look like getting an overall majority...

We are forced to choose between dubious pledges by low-calibre leaders nobody wants

It’s polling day and Britain faces a miserable choice. Whichever way it goes it’ll be disastrous.

The two main parties, Conservatives (Tories) and Labour, are neck and neck with a passel of smaller parties snapping at their heels with increasing support.

The economy is still in a deep hole. The much trumpeted recovery is half-baked and fragile. It is based on an increasingly low-wage economy while the fat cats at the other end of the scale keep getting fatter.

May 06 08:48

Flashback - It was hard to stomach David Cameron preaching austerity from a golden throne

At a state banquet for the new Lord Mayor on Monday, David Cameron gave a speech about his commitment to the cause of permanent austerity. He stood up to speak from a golden chair, and read his notes from a golden lectern.

As it happens, I was at the banquet too and heard the news about permanent spending cutbacks for myself. Sadly I was not there as a dignitary, a foreign diplomat, a captain of industry or the director of a big City firm. I was there as a waitress. The contrast between what he was saying and where he was saying it seemed initially almost too laughable to get worked up about. But actually, it reflected something chilling in Cameron's attitude towards the people he purports to be working for.

May 06 08:47

‘The Fraud of War': US Military’s Black Market Fuel Racket in Afghanistan

“According to a recent report from the BBC this week, some owners of oil tankers being used to supply fuel to NATO Forces in Afghanistan believe that some of the attacks on their convoys are suspicious. Yes, you heard that right. Contractors have been caught red-handed attacking their own vehicles whilst traveling from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

The report explains, “Evidence suggests that bombs have been planted in the tankers by the “NATO contractors” – individuals or companies who have been contracted by NATO to supply fuel and goods to forces in Afghanistan.”

“Dost Mohammad, an oil tanker owner from Nowshera district, stated that a NATO contractor had recently been caught trying to plant a bomb in an oil tanker. He added that the contractor had apparently sold off the fuel before staging a bombing of the vehicle. “Only 2,000 litres from the original 50,000 litres had been left in the tanker to cover up the crime,” he said.

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