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Dec 30 09:02

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF NDAA “INDEFINITE DETENTION”

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 30 08:56

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 30 08:43

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 30 08:39

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 30 08:27

FAKE NEWS, MASS HYSTERIA AND INDUCED INSANITY

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 30 07:18

Leading Journalists Expose Major Corruption in Mass Media

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

Dec 30 06:41

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

Dec 29 19:40

Yahoo Instructs How To Stop Trump

Dec 29 15:40

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

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

Dec 29 14:24

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 14:12

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 29 14:06

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 13:40

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

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

Dec 29 13:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 29 13:12

US announces retaliation against Russia over election-related hacking

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 29 13:01

The U.S. Ministry Of Propaganda Is Now Official

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

Dec 29 10:53

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

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

Dec 29 10:44

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

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

Dec 29 10:29

Utah AG says he’ll sue Obama over national monument

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

Dec 29 10:12

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

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

Dec 29 09:48

Fifth Anniversary of NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

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

Dec 29 09:10

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

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

Dec 29 09:06

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 09:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 08:59

European Commission Threatens Widespread Asset Confiscation

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

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

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

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Dec 29 08:54

THE COUP AGAINST TRUMP AND HIS MILITARY-WALL STREET DEFENSE

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 08:35

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 29 08:29

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 29 08:15

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 29 07:39

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

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

Dec 29 07:03

FORBES.COM HIT PIECE ON NATURAL NEWS BACKFIRES

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

Dec 29 06:57

FLASHBACK - Rivero challenges the NSA

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

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

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

None were ever solved.

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

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

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Dec 29 02:57

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

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

Dec 28 16:31

Obama creates national monuments in Utah, Nevada

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

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

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

Dec 28 15:13

US Appeals Court Revives Hillary Clinton Email Suit

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

Dec 28 15:10

Your gadgets are listening, and the government can too

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

Dec 28 14:52

Trump Might Be the End of the Bush-Obama Consensus

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

Dec 28 14:44

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 28 14:29

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

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

Dec 28 13:44

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

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

Dec 28 11:08

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 11:05

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

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

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

Dec 28 11:00

Graham: 99 percent of senators believe Russia interfered in election

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 10:44

Welcome to Greater Israel!

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 28 10:09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 09:58

Israel Approves Settler Building In East Jerusalem Ahead Of Kerry Speech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 09:43

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 09:23

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 09:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 08:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

and finally, just this month:

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

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

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

They happened under Angela Merkel's watch.

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 08:34

Pension Panic: The Coming Financial Bubble Nobody Is Talking About

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

Dec 28 08:31

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

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

Dec 28 08:17

Europe Proposes Confiscating Gold In Crackdown On "Terrorist Financing"

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

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

Dec 28 08:09

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

Dec 28 07:54

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 07:28

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

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

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

Dec 28 07:17

CANADIAN SUPREME COURT KILLS LAST HOPE FOR FREE SPEECH

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 28 07:05

Common Sense Communications Backup

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Alternative (and free) computer privacy and communications tools.

Dec 27 18:58

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

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

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

Dec 27 18:12

Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

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

Dec 27 15:40

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

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

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

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

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

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Dec 27 15:18

Trump Tower Evacuated – Bomb Squad Investigating “Suspicious Package”

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

Dec 27 15:15

Israel to Spray Pesticides Along Gaza Border

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 14:46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 14:42

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

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

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

Dec 27 14:39

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

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

Dec 27 14:33

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

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

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

Dec 27 14:30

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 12:47

Mainstream fake news: the devious limited hangout Dec27

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

Oops.

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

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

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

Dec 27 11:27

MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

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

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

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

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Dec 27 10:34

CBS Reveals The True Origin of ISIS

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

Dec 27 10:32

Israel Pressing Ahead With Settlements Despite UN Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 10:21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 10:06

SPOOKED: HOW THE CIA MANIPULATES THE MEDIA, PART 2

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

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

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

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

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

— WhoWhatWhy introduction by Russ Baker

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

Dec 27 09:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 09:21

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

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

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Dec 27 09:20

ENCRYPTION APP ‘SIGNAL’ FIGHTS CENSORSHIP WITH A CLEVER WORKAROUND

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

Dec 27 09:19

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

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

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

Dec 27 09:16

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

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

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

Dec 27 09:04

LATEST NEWS IN THE WAR ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

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

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Dec 26 10:52

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Images: dead and wounded children, from Saudi airstrikes

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

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

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

Dec 26 10:46

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

It’s official.

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

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

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

Dec 26 10:41

Israeli Ministers Approve Bill to Remove Online ‘Incitement’

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

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

Dec 26 10:18

Corporate Media Admits 5 Years of Fukushima Fake News

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

Dec 26 10:17

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

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

Dec 26 10:16

Video: ISIS Burns Alive 2 Chained Turkish Soldiers in Aleppo

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

Dec 26 10:15

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

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

Dec 26 09:45

Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public

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

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

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

Dec 26 09:36

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

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

Dec 26 09:29

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

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

Dec 26 09:21

CNN RATINGS HIT ALL TIME RECORD LOW

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 26 09:09

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 26 07:28

Anti rape chastity pants 21st century style


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

Dec 26 03:07

Interview: Richard and Nina Spencer about threats and media campaigns

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

Dec 25 12:54

America Has Unofficially Declared War On The Homeless

Police departments across the country have been ramping up raids on the homeless, stealing coats, blankets, and other personal items and leaving those on the street with no protection from the cold and rain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The true measure of a civilization is how the weakest members of that society are treated.

Dec 25 09:30

How to save websites and important information in the event of internet shutdown or partial internet blackout (For you preppers)

The internet is a powerful tool for spreading knowledge and ideas. As a society, we have become used to having the internet at our fingertips. I fear we may be at the begging of a new era where ideas, concepts, and knowledge may get harder to access. Although now it’s seems to be just news and media is being affected by Censorship, there’s no telling what may be next. The dumber a population is, the more complacent they are. Knowledge is power. So, I want to teach you how to download websites for offline use.

Dec 24 17:10

THE CRISTEROS CATHOLIC SOLDIERS OF CHRIST

The 20th century was the bloodiest century in history. The 'century of massacres', 'hell's century', the 'century of martyrs'; just like all the others? No, not just like all the others; it was the great century of martyrs, infinitely more than the others. Never had there been so many martyrs in the space of 100 years, not even in the space of 1,000 years. These tens of millions of Christians, the victims of a century in open revolt against God, remain unknown and unsung. Today I would like to recall for you the Mexican Catholics who, some 70 years ago, rose up against Freemasonry for the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. They were called the Cristeros.

Dec 24 14:31

Top Obama Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Were Part-Time

Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Alternative “Gig” Jobs, Not Traditional Full-Time Jobs

Dec 24 14:30

Russia Hack Story Collapses, Ripped Apart By CBS Atlanta

CBS in Atlanta presents 5 problems with the CIA’s claims that Russia hacked the election to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 24 11:10

Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Guns, Food And Supplies

Fearing Trump’s presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.

Dec 24 11:09

Obama Dismantles 9/11 Terrorist Database To Sabotage Trump

President Obama dismantles U.S. Muslim database registry in place since 9/11 to prevent terrorism to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency.

Dec 24 11:08

FLASHBACK - Here’s why Donald Trump won’t win the Republican presidential nomination

How meaningful is Donald Trump’s impressive lead in the polls, really? Not very meaningful, think most people in the know. Here’s why.

Dec 24 10:52

Leah Remini calls Scientology’s bluff: If I lied about anything, sue me

In an a interview on Larry King Now Thursday, reformed Scientologist Leah Remini challenged the church’s criticism of her reality show Scientology and the Aftermath, arguing if they want to call her and her fellow defectors liars, “they should sue.”

Asked about the Church of Scientology’s statement that Remini is a “bitter ex-Scientologst” and “spoiled entitled diva” lying about the church for attention and recognition, Remini told King she has nothing to say about its position.

“I don’t,” Remini said. “I think that says a lot about this organization. They should sue us, it’s as simple as that. If we’re lying—“

“And listen, they say this on every outlet that can,” she continued. “They have said this about every single person that’s spoke out, and not one lawsuit has been brought to anybody.”

Remini noted Scientologists are “not a group that is scared of a lawsuit.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have recorded, and watched, this series with great interest.

In this documentary, I would characterise Ms. Remeni as a woman of extraordinary intelligence, courage and grit, honestly speaking out about the abuses she has seen, and interviewing others to whom abuse happened, with extraordinary candor.

If you have not seen this series, I commend it highly.

Dec 24 10:49

WOW: Insane Fort Worth Cop Attacks Black Family Who Called Police For Help

[I apologize for putting the wrong link earlier. I have corrected it.] Wow man, I've seen a lot of crazy police abuse videos in my life but this one just about takes the cake. The smart sister recorded and live-streamed this insanity as it went down. All I can say is, John Bad Elk vs. United States comes to mind.

Dec 24 10:40

BADCOP: POLICE TASER 91YO ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT FOR NOT GOING TO THE DOCTOR - VIDEO

A hard to watch video of police tasering a 91-year-old man has just been released showing the nature of Gandhi’s quote above. For refusing to go to a doctor visit, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was tasered and handcuffed — because police were worried about his well-being.

The incident happened in March, however, the body camera footage was not released until Thursday. In the video, we see an undersheriff with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deploy his taser on a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s at a Minneapolis nursing home because the man wouldn’t get in a car to go to the doctor.

To get this man to a doctor for his health, police assaulted him, placed him in handcuffs, and he had to be carried out on a stretcher. This is why cops are not doctors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lasers are NOT "less than lethal"; if they hit someone at just the right point in their heart rhythm, a laser can cause arrhythmia , and even death.

But my question is, why the hell were the police called at all by this alleged "care home" in the first place?!?

Were their orderlies absolutely ignorant about "gentle restraint" techniques, which used to be taught to deal with people with dementia, who would not comply with a nurse's orders?!?

This is one of the most sickening uses of excessive force I have heard of in quite some time, and I would predict that there will be a well-deserved lawsuit against both the local police department, and the care home, in the not too distant future.

Dec 24 10:22

Police’s secret cellphone-surveillance tool can also block calls by the innocent

It’s no secret that state and local law enforcement agencies have grown more militarized in the past decade, with armored personnel carriers, drones and robots.

But one item in their arsenal has been kept largely out of public view, to the dismay of civil liberties advocates who say its use is virtually unregulated – and largely untracked.

The device is a suitcase-size surveillance tool commonly called a StingRay that mimics a cellphone tower, allowing authorities to track individual cellphones in real time. Users of the device, which include scores of law enforcement agencies across the country, sign a non-disclosure agreement when they purchase it, pledging not to divulge its use, even in court cases against defendants the device helped capture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have concluded that any surveillance of us by any city, county,or any "alphabet soup" Federal security agency is punishment duty; our private communications, text and phone, are both very loving; and very vanilla! :-)

Dec 24 10:14

YOUR RIGHT TO RECORD THE POLICE IS AT RISK

In 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that we have the right to record the police in the public performance of their duties. But what does the right to record the police mean if you cannot exercise it? Not much.

Our society entrusts the police with unusual and extreme powers: the ability to use violence and to deprive us of our liberty primary among them. Recording the police is a tool we can use to make sure officers don’t abuse those powers, and with which to hold them accountable if and when they do. Five years ago, the First Circuit held that this right is protected by the First Amendment. Chilling videos depicting police killing people across the country, released over the past few years with alarming frequency, underscore the importance of securing this right.

Here in Massachusetts, our right to record is at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika: your papers, please!!

Dec 24 10:10

FALSE NEWS BY OMISSION MISINFORMS - POINTING SUCH OUT MAY SOON BE CENSORED

Some Israeli military official claim that Hizbullah is using Armored Personal Carriers in Syria, a correct claim, which it received from the Lebanese Armed Forces, a lie. The carriers in question are way out of date tracked vehicles and the LAF once received some upgraded ones from the United States. Israel makes these claims every once a while.

But as was reported when these claims were made on earlier occasions Hizbullah actually took such APCs from the Southern Lebanese Army which was an Israeli proxy force used during the Israeli occupation of Lebanon. When in 2000 Hizbullah finally kicked Israel out of Lebanon, the SLA dissolved and all the weapons Israel had delivered to it were taken into Hizbullah's stocks. They have since been used to fight Israel and various Gulf states proxy Jihadis in Lebanon and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Classic Israeli disinfo, at its worst.

Dec 24 09:58

NYPD COPS RAID WRONG HOME, POSTING PHOTO OF HANDCUFFED FAMILY TO SNAPCHAT

New York City cops raided a family’s home in Brooklyn at the break of dawn Thursday, handcuffing every family member while searching the apartment unit for three hours before realizing they had the wrong home and leaving.

Next thing the family knew, a photo showing them handcuffed while sitting on the couch appeared on Snapchat with the caption, “Merry Christmas it’s NYPD!”.

Another photo also appeared on Snapchat with the caption “Warrant sweeps Its still a party smh.”

Now internal affairs is investigating, but have refused to release the names of the officers involved.

According to ABC 7, which interviewed the family:

“The worst part was the Snapchats,” Kimberly Santiago said. “That’s what really got to me.”

“The things that he wrote, it’s like, this what you all do?” Santiago said. “If he did that to, picture how many other families he’s done that to. And he was the only one standing there watching us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, NYPD; you are looking at (yet another) lawsuit, courtesy of officer stupidity, and not following regulations.

This has to be a nightmare for all the good, honest NYPD police officers who understand the rules, would never have done this.

Dec 24 09:52

BRITISH GOVT-FUNDED OUTLET OFFERED JOURNALIST $17,000 A MONTH TO PRODUCE PROPAGANDA FOR SYRIAN REBELS

The Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government and is managed by Westerners operating out of Turkey, according to emails provided to AlterNet by a Middle East reporter RFS tried to recruit.

The outlet stirred controversy this November when it released a video at the height of the Mannequin Challenge, a pop culture craze in which people compete for how long they can freeze in place on video. The RFS video depicted a staged rescue by the White Helmets, the Western-funded rescue group that operates exclusively in rebel-held territory. RFS quickly removed the video and issued an apology out of apparent concern that the staged rescue could raise questions about the authenticity of other videos by the White Helmets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that the primary purveyors, and purchasers, of fake news are governments, this time that of the UK!!

Dec 24 08:31

TSA to deny 9 state licenses as valid ID for domestic travel

If you're like most Americans, you use a driver's license to get through security at the airport. Well, the rules on what makes that license a valid form of federal ID are changing.

It's a process more than a decade in the making. In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act. It sets stricter and more secure requirements for state driver's licenses and identification cards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well then how the hell are the illegal immigrants and refugees able to get around so easily?!?

Dec 24 07:35

‘It’s a Wonderful Lie’: 9-minute ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ analysis of Federal Reserve fraud to call debt-creation as ‘money supply;’ with OBVIOUS solutions worth $1,000,000 per average US household whenever ‘We the People’ are willing to look, learn, speak

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: What Really Happened

David Knight of InfoWars’ sharp nine minutes:

It’s a Wonderful Life is a seasonal classic reminding ‘We the People’ of our ongoing engagement with a .01% parasitic class using the public as work animals (“cattle” in the story). The story’s protagonist, George Bailey, embraces spiritual insight to continue literal “good Faith” effort for his community to not become slum-renters to antagonist, Henry Potter.

The following data easily prove that “work animal” for a .01% parasitic class neither overstates nor understates the following data, with ~$1,000,000 in benefits for the average US household with reforms easily demonstrated for anyone with the intellectual integrity and moral courage to look.

Dec 23 12:14

City Passes Ordinance Mandating CCTV Surveillance By Businesses, Including Doctors And Lawyers Offices

Another government has decided to "protect" local businesses by forcing them to install surveillance cameras. All commercial businesses located here will now be required to install and maintain security cameras or face a fine or jail following passage of a new citywide ordinance by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

Dec 23 11:23

Star Wars: Lucas wrote a ‘false flag’ historical allegory about US devolution to rogue state empire. It’s true: US ‘leads’ ‘developed’ nations to war-poverty murder ~500 million in last 25 years as most evil government in world history

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Star Wars’ Rogue One is a story of rebel leaders’ strategy development to stop a total-evil empire fooling many with “fake news” of bringing “safety and security” to the public after a history of false-flag terrorism (and here). In the story, insiders leak literally explosive data that unfolds to escalating military engagement.

Our real world is a story is exactly the same of a rogue state empire, but with an option for public awakening to Emperor’s New Clothes facts that could end the empire through lawful arrests of .01% criminal leaders.

Edited from what I wrote about Star Wars in 2015:

“How do democracies get turned into dictatorships? The democracies aren’t overthrown; they’re given away... Star Wars was really about the Vietnam War.” - George Lucas, creator of Star Wars

“The (Star Wars) Empire is like America ten years from now.” - George Lucas, 1973

Dec 23 10:26

Putin says the EU is MORE of a dictatorship than the SOVIET UNION as he slams Brussels

Mr Putin said: “They have have sovereign nations with a small superstructure or they have a quasi-federalist state. These are the two concepts for Europe.

“They have more decisions made in Brussels than the Supreme Council in the Soviet Union did so its a high level of federalisation.

“I don’t know if its good or bad for Europe – it is up to Europeans themselves to decide about that.

“There are certain countries in Europe who object to the current migrant policy and they want to be involved in the decisions more.

“They think those decisions are unacceptable.”

Dec 23 10:11

German cop faces CRIMINAL CHARGES for calling Angela Merkel 'INSANE'

A GERMAN police officer is facing criminal proceedings after he allegedly branded Chancellor Angela Merkel "insane".

The officer, from the western city of Solingen, could be fined three months' wages if found guilty of slander.

He is said to have made the comments at an event held by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party earlier this month.

The anti-immigrant AfD is strongly opposed to Mrs Merkel's open-door refugee policy.

Dec 23 09:43

Made-in-America Weapons, War Crimes, and the Outcry Over Yemen

As the US limits some arms sales to Saudi Arabia, human rights groups present 'overwhelming evidence' pointing back at Washington.

Yemen’s 21-month war has devastated the country and sparked a humanitarian catastrophe. The UN recorded 4,014 killed and thousands more injured by Saudi-led coalition air strikes between March 2015 and September 2016, carried out with the backing of the US and UK.

The war has displaced 2.2 million Yemenis, while an additional 180,000 have fled the country (refugees are so desperate, some are fleeing to Somalia). Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, was pulled into this crisis after Houthi rebels ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in early 2015. Alarmed by the Houthi rebel advances in Yemen, neighboring Saudi Arabia and its allies in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council called for the United Nations to bring an end to the “coup” (pdf).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, Saudi Arabia, The United States Government, the UK Government and (as reported at this blog yesterday) the Canadian government are neck deep in war crimes.

The House of Saud, apparently, believes that committing utterly genocidal war crimes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, killing scores of innocents n the process, is no big deal.

The Saudi military hits schools, hospitals, and open-air markets, all civilian targets, with impunity.

Their scorched earth approach to this campaign, against their brother and sister Muslims in Yemen, reminds me of what the Papal Legate, Pierre de Castelnau, said to his military in the church's persecution of French Cathars at the siege of Languedoc, upon hearing that women and children were also with the men who had taken refuge there.

And what was that infamous statement?

It was: "kill them all: God will find his own."

I don't quite know how this translates into Arabic, but you catch my drift.

However, the images I am about to share don't lie. And I will warn you: they are intensely graphic, so if you have a problem with real images of the war in Yemen, please go no further in reading this article.

And did I mention that the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports, which means food cannot get into this country, has translated into starvation for thousands of Yemen's kids?!?

At this moment in history, my brother and sister Brits, Canadians, and Americans share more in common than our English heritage; we are all governed by administrations who are complicit in war crimes courtesy of these weapons sales, used for genocide in Yemen, to Saudi Arabia.

I don't know how it makes the rest of you feel; but right now, come January, I think that the citizens all these countries need to have a peaceful, focused dialogue with those who allegedly represent us, and let them know that these weapons sales cannot continue, because their use, in the Saudi war in Yemen, is obscenely immoral, and if they want another term in office, they will, collectively, stop this.

Dec 22 18:19

GOOGLE EMPLOYEE SUES THE COMPANY FOR ‘INTERNAL SPYING PROGRAM’

The employee is suing Google, stating that the “spying” policies violate the California labor laws.

According to the suit, Google has several policies in place that make it impossible for employees to give information that may harm the company’s reputation, including illegal conduct and contract breaches that takes place within Google itself.

In fact, employees are urged to report fellow co-workers who they think might be “leaking” information to a third party, including misconduct on the company’s part.

The report also states that employees may not complain about activities they deem suspicious or possibly even illegal to Google’s attorneys for fear of repercussions.

The suit, which was filed by an anonymous Google employee, also claims that Google has a program named Stop Leaks which aims to curb confidential information about the company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My, how completely Stasi of Google!

But then again, what can one expect from a company which routinely forwards private communications to agencies of the US government, at its command?!?

GOOGLE: US GOVERNMENT SPYING HAS TRIPLED SINCE 2010

Dec 22 18:09

GOOGLE EMPLOYEE SUES THE COMPANY FOR ‘INTERNAL SPYING PROGRAM’

This is insane to the point where I would advise all Missouri state residents with kids to get the hell out of the state, or get your child into a private school now.

It has been demonstrated, over and over again, that when kids are given counseling and emotional rehabilitation, the outcomes are far better than those of kids who get jailed.

The Missouri State Legislature has collectively lost its mind on this issue, and wherever possible, parents need to vote with their feet.

Dec 22 18:04

SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE COMPLETE — NEW LAW MAKES SCHOOLYARD FIGHTS A FELONY

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We want to make you aware of a few new State Statutes that will go into effect on January 1, 2017, which may have a drastic impact on how incidents are handled in area school districts.

The way the new statue reads, if a person commits the offense of an assault in the third degree this will now be classified as a Class E Felony, rather than a misdemeanor. If he or she knowingly causes physical injury to another person (hits someone or has a fight with another individual and an injury occurs) – one or both participants may be charged with a Felony.
Gone are the days when teachers broke up fights and sent the kids home, calling the parents and perhaps suspending the kid if it was a serious incident. “School Resource Officers” or local cops now arrest the kids and, if there is any perceived injury (an arbitrary judgment), will charge them with third-degree assault – treating children cooped up in school as if they are violent adults on the streets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane to the point where I would advise all Missouri state residents with kids to get the hell out of the state, or get your child into a private school now.

It has been demonstrated, over and over again, that when kids are given counseling and emotional rehabilitation, the outcomes are far better than those of kids who get jailed.

The Missouri State Legislature has collectively lost its mind on this issue, and wherever possible, parents need to vote with their feet.

Dec 22 15:28

Jet Blue Passenger Kicked Off Plane For Accosting Ivanka Trump and Her Kids

A Jet Blue passenger was kicked off a plane this morning after "accosting" Ivanka Trump and "verbally berating her and 'jeering' at her 3 kids."

Dec 22 15:03

Germans Rage At Merkel As Details Emerge About Berlin Truck Terrorist

Germans rage after learning the Berlin terrorist is asylum seeker on U.S. no-fly list, previously under surveillance and had been jailed numerous times.

Dec 22 14:22

SYRIA: Dr Bouthaina Shaaban’s Message to the West, ‘Corporate Media has Caused Death and Destruction in Syria’

Dr Shaaban spoke with evident emotion, of the liberation of East Aleppo, and above all, of the exploitation of children over the last four and a half years to maintain the faux humanitarian pretext for flooding the eastern districts of Aleppo with more Nusra Front-led mercenaries, more arms, more missiles and more suffering for the Syrian people trapped in the East and being targeted in the West of the city, by all manner of limb lacerating mortars, hell cannon missiles, explosive bullets fired by the Nusra Front-led terrorist and mercenary gangs, and of course the random suicide bomb attacks.

Dr Shaaban spoke of the Zionist project to erase Arab identity and to destroy Arab culture, society, history, infrastructure and civilization in order to claim history for Israel and eradicate all trace of the Arab peoples.

Dec 22 10:36

YAHOO EMAIL SCAN SHOWS U.S. SPY PUSH TO RECAST CONSTITUTIONAL PRIVACY

Yahoo Inc's secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings.

The order on Yahoo from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last year resulted from the government's drive to change decades of interpretation of the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment right of people to be secure against "unreasonable searches and seizures," intelligence officials and others familiar with the strategy told Reuters.

The unifying idea, they said, is to move the focus of U.S. courts away from what makes something a distinct search and toward what is "reasonable" overall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the moment, when I email, even though I am a Christian pacifist activist who never advocates violence, I am figuring that various US "Alphabet Soup" intelligence agencies are reading my posts, both on this website and Facebook; my emails; my texts; and occasionally listening in to my cell calls.

I am not being paranoid here; just pragmatic.

But what annoys me, personally, about this violent, and unscrupulous, blanket assault on my 4th Amendment guarantee against "unreasonable searches and seizures," is, I'm really not one of the "bad guys" they looking for!

I'm the director of my English-speaking church choir (we also have a Samoan speaking choir), and Mike and I are very active contributors to two food programs for the food insecure on Oahu through both my church and our sister Catholic church.

I would strongly suggest that the really "bad guys" who are actually intent on doing harm to this country are either so low tech that our security agencies cannot find them; or so brilliantly encrypted in their communications, that our security agencies also cannot find them.

And BTW, if any of those agents surveilling us who live on Oahu happen to sing and sight-read, I have a great church choir for you to join!! :-)

Dec 22 10:19

IRAN IS NOT THE BIGGEST NUCLEAR CHEATER — GUESS WHO IS

If you think Iran presents the greatest danger of nuclear war today, think again.

It is none other than the United States that has consistently violated the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty—and it’s these violations that are one of the main drivers of the spread of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war across the world.

While some worry about inspecting Iran’s nuclear facilities, Americans should be pushing first for inspecting something nearer to home: the embarrassing and dangerous record of nuclear treaty violations committed by the US and its fellow nuclear states.

And there’s something else that bears closer inspection: how the mainstream media’s misreporting about nuclear armaments played a key role in justifying the Iraq war and other recent conflicts.

Dec 22 10:03

Children in 3,000 US Communities Have Lead Poisoning Levels Higher Than Flint

Reuters reveals children in nearly 3,000 U.S. communities have lead poisoning levels higher than Flint Michigan

Dec 22 07:25

Ruling Elite Come Out of the Closet

*hyperlinks live at source*

Notice the desperation in the attempts to overturn Trump's victory in the 2016 Presidential election. The Elite are not used to losing and adamantly back their candidate, Hillary Clinton, no matter what it takes.

The Rothschild clan, whose fortune is estimated at over $30 trillion, traditionally conceal their assets and keep a low public profile. But during Hillary's 2016 campaign, Lynn Forester de Rothschild hosted high ticket fundraisers for her good friend in an ostentatious display of support.

George Soros, a malevolent pillar of the oligarchy apparently connected to bloody color revolutions around the world, continues to back Hillary with his so-called purple revolution, with evidence of encouraging violent mobs to attack Trump supporters.

If this divisiveness spreads across the country, it could lead to civil war.

Dec 22 04:05

Metallica Frontman: I Escaped California Over ‘Elitist’ Progressives

Hetfield’s treatment is similar to countless other celebrities in California who are shunned merely for disagreeing with far-left ideology. According to former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson, more than 2,000 conservative and libertarian celebrities are forced to hide their viewpoints over fears of being “backlisted” by the industry.

Dec 22 04:01

Albuquerque Police Department to start manufacturing crack cocaine so they can arrest the people they sell it to

When Big Government goes off the rails, it’s almost like they’re smoking crack. In this case, that’s not far from the truth: The Albuquerque Police Department now plans to manufacture crack cocaine so they can sell it to people who are then arrested for “possession of crack.”

Dec 22 03:51

College Student Earns 4.0 GPA, Then Drops Out: “You Are Being Scammed!”

What can be done to alleviate this situation? Why do banks get bailed out (2008 Lehman crisis) for cheating the world, while students must continue to pay a debt? Why is a private institution (The Federal Reserve) in charge of this nation’s money and finances? How will students continue to be able to go to college when the price continues to skyrocket as the federal minimum wage stays stuck at $7.25 an hour? At some point soon, the masses won’t take it anymore from the banking cartel. The education system is in for some major changes very soon.

Dec 21 16:34

Google sued by its own employee for running an internal “spying program”

A project manager over at Google is taking his employer to court. The employee, who goes by the name of John Doe for privacy reasons, has filed a lawsuit against Google because he believes that the company’s confidentiality policies, which include an internal “spying program”, are violating labor laws in California.

According to the lawsuit, Google’s policies don’t allow employees to discuss work-related topics including salaries, to post their personal opinions about the company online, and must not leak any product or other Google related information to the public. If Googlers break the company’s rules, they just might end up getting fired.

While this all might sound pretty standard, employees are even forbidden from discussing possible legal violations with the company’s legal advisors or from discussing working conditions at Google with the outside world.

Dec 21 16:33

Will Trump Lower the Cost of Speaking the Truth? -- Paul Craig Roberts

In America, nothing is less respected by the ruling elite and the presstitute media than truth.

Dec 21 15:21

Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

Bad News: He's done it.

President Obama has successfully enacted gun control on the American people.

In a last ditch effort to implement his gun-grabbing agenda before he leaves office, President Obama has stripped the gun rights from MILLIONS of current and future senior citizens!

Tying the Social Security system to the anti-grun Brady-NICS database prevents as many as 4.2 MILLION law abiding citizens from owning guns, without trial or due process.

This is the LARGEST gun grab in our country's history!

We must urge Congress and President-elect Trump to repeal this gun-grab!

Please take a moment to sign your petition to REPEAL the "Social Security Gun Ban" right now.

Dec 21 14:50

In Case You Blinked: 2 Yale, 1 Harvard Alum Dispatch George W. Bush's War Crime Trial In 32 Minutes

In case you missed it, nine days ago three ivy-league black-robed villains dispatched the matter of George W. Bush's and company's war crimes in a mere 32 minutes. The federal civil lawsuit Saleh v. Bush is brought by an Iraqi woman, Sundus Shaker Saleh, against former President George W. Bush as well as Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. The case was heard in San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court on Dec. 12th. The three-judge appellate panel was comprised of Judges Andrew David Hurwitz, a 69-year-old Yale grad and Obama apointee; Susan P. Graber, a 67-year-old Yale Law School grad and Bill Clinton appointee; and Richard Franklin Boulware II, a 48-year-old black Harvard Law School grad who was also appointed by Obama.

Dec 21 11:27

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this not surprise me?!?

These are typical Obama strong-arm tactics, when he is confronted with the slightest, logical question, regarding his climate agenda, which would ultimately have been to create a carbon tax.

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