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Aug 26 08:24

HLN DROPS ‘DR. DREW’ AFTER HE QUESTIONS HILLARY'S HEALTH

HLN has canceled its appointment with “Dr. Drew.”

The current-affairs show, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Celebrity Rehab,” radio’s “Loveline”), has been axed after 5?¹/? years. It will be replaced — at least for the time being — with reruns of “Forensic Files” and CNN originals (documentaries, etc.).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Dr. Pinsky.

Ask a logical question about one DC's "Chosen", and this is the result of that publicly asking that question; I know this, because that is what happened to my husband, Michael, after he asked some very logical questions about the alleged "suicide" of Vincent Foster.

I hope that your financial management people have been doing a really incredible job for you with your money; because you most probably will never work in US media, ever again.

Expect your alleged "friends" to drop contact with you as though you are Kryptonite; phone calls will not get returned, and if they do, it will be with a very frosty "never contact me again."

Expect that the same elements which got you fired will attempt to poison your entire family against you.

Oh, and did I mention the death threats?!?

That was a common factor in our lives after Mike got fired, then shunned by the computer animation industry he assisted in creating.

And not only was he fired from the job he was on, for utterly no reason; every computer animation house in Southern California was told that his entire demo real was stolen from other artists.

This is how the Clinton Cartel operates; slam down anyone whose narrative does not agree with their public narrative, then destroy their careers. It is one of their most common tactics.

And part of me, Doctor, is amazed that you just didn't see this coming, as the potential result of your having publicly expressed concern over her health.

Aug 26 08:09

TOP PRIVATE PRISON FIRM TRIES TO PREVENT PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS EXPOSING PRISON OPERATIONS

Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Three women have accused the company of violating their rights by forcing them to expose their genitals to guards after they tried to bring sanitary pads or tampons into South Central Correctional Facility, about 85 miles southwest of Nashville. One woman said her three children had to witness the search.

Protective orders in the case allow documents that could pose a security risk to the prison to be filed under seal. Each side is accusing the other of violating those orders.

Attorneys for the women accuse the private prison company of sealing documents where no genuine security concern exists in order to protect itself from embarrassment, violating the public's right to access court proceedings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet that this suit will ever move forward; private prisons have become one of the largest block of political donors in this country, ever.

Aug 26 08:06

JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF NEW CLINTON BENGHAZI EMAILS

The court order comes after the State Department were forced to admit that it has found Benghazi-related documents from among the 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments uncovered by the FBI that Hillary had deleted and withheld from authorities.

Yahoo News reports:

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been criticized for using an unauthorized private email system run from a server in the basement of her home while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, a decision she says was wrong and that she regrets.

The issue has hung over her campaign for the White House and raised questions among voters about her trustworthiness.

Judge William Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court in southern Florida made his order in response to a request by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which is suing the State Department for Clinton-era records under freedom of information laws.

Spokesmen for Clinton did not respond to requests for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Aug 26 08:04

UBS WHISTLEBLOWER EXPOSES 'POLITICAL PROSTITUTION' ALL THE WAY UP TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is facing embarrassment over fresh revelations going back to the tax investigation that led to the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy. Two significant events are looming before UBS. The first is the possibility of a public trial in France, featuring UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, concerning historic tax evasion allegedly orchestrated by the bank. That could happen this year.

The other is the publication this October of Birkenfeld's scathing new book, Lucifer's Banker, which covers his time at UBS.

The tax evasion controversy, which was first highlighted in 2005, subsequently involved the US Department of Justice, the State Department and Internal Revenue Service. It was prompted by disclosures made by Birkenfeld that UBS had helped wealthy US citizens evade taxes using offshore financial vehicles and Swiss-numbered accounts.

In 2009, UBS paid $780m (£588m, €693m) to US authorities to avoid prosecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely hope that this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies right now, and is not "getting depressed".

Aug 26 07:59

CNN Cancels Dr. Drew's Show One Week After He Voiced "Grave Concern" For Hillary's Health

One week ago, board-certified medicine specialist, TV personality and CNN employee Dr. Drew Pinsky broke the mold of conformity, when he said that he is "gravely concerned" about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, pointing out that treatment she is receiving could be the result of her bizarre behaviors.

Appearing on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning, Pinsky said he and his colleague Dr. Robert Huizenga became “gravely concerned….not just about her health but her health care,” after analyzing what medical records on Hillary had been released. Pinsky pointed out that after Clinton fainted and fell in late 2012, she suffered from a “transverse sinus thrombosis,” an “exceedingly rare clot” that “virtually guarantees somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system.” “What’s wrong with her coagulation system, has that been evaluated?” asked Dr. Drew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary just sent a warning to everyone in the corporate media that anyone daring to question her ascendancy to the White House will lose their jobs and careers. So, we now know not to bother watching any more corporate media during this campaign!

22 years ago, when my accidental discovery that Vince Foster had been murdered ended my career in Hollywood, the reaction of most people was, "Oh, that sort of thing just doesn't happen in the United States!" (forgetting the lesson of Jean Seberg in the 1960s.)

But yes, Virginia, there is a blacklist! And it is now fully on display!

Aug 26 07:58

DESPOTS “DONATE” TO CLINTON FOUNDATION, RECEIVE WEAPONS FROM HILLARY: LEAKED DOCS

Newly leaked documents provide further details on what Harper’s magazine calls the Clinton family’s “slush fund”, the Clinton Foundation.
As Secretary of State (the US government position chiefly responsible for coordinating US international arms trafficking), Hillary Clinton accepted millions of dollars in “donations” from the dictator of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, then increased US weapons sales to him by 137% during his brutal, Saudi-backed crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

The crackdown, as reported by Amnesty International, has included murder and child-torture. In 2009, a Clinton State Department official stated that al Khalifa’s weapons coordinator was a “good friend of ours”.

Within Hillary Clinton’s increase in arms trafficking to the dictator of Bahrain was a 10,000% increase in transfers of “toxicological agents”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, Clinton's "great friend", Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, whose regime has been killing, and torturing not only peaceful Shiite demonstrators, but also torturing and killing the first responders, trying to save their lives after they had been shot or teargassed.

Clinton was very much Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa's enabler on this rampage of murder, torture, and suppression, by approving the transfer of weapons and toxicological agents, under her watch as Secretary of State.

In fact, a great campaign slogan for her right now would be: "Hillary Clinton; trust her to do for American what she did for the Shiites in Bahrain!!"

The Sunni al Khalifa monarchy has been marginalizing their Shiite population for a very long time, and the outcome has been devastating for Bahrain's Shiite population.

As reported this July at www.independent.com:

Once considered one of the more liberal Arab monarchies, Bahrain is turning into a police state as vicious and arbitrary as Egypt

So far, the protests in Bahrain have been relatively peaceful. However, the late President Kennedy said it best; "Where peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

But of course, Hillary has the morals of a dead tree stump; she didn't care as to the long term effects in Bahrain, as long as she got the money.

Aug 26 07:02

Find out what Facebook thinks about your political views

Facebook knows way too much about all of us, including our political views even if we haven't expressly provided that information. Don't believe it? Read this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I checked mine and it didn't even have politics, and what they did have about me was in large part totally wrong!

Aug 26 06:52

Submitted For SOROS

Aug 25 14:47

SICKKK: HILLARY PLAYS KLAN CARD ON TRUMP!

A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Aug 25 13:44

Terminal Economy: “Private Sector Will NEVER Recover…This Time, Replacing Humans Altogether”

The outlook from this global strategist at the Macquarie Group is beyond doom and gloom – it is a literal existential crisis.

“The private sector will never recover, it will never multiply money again,” he told Epoch Times in an interview. His main theme is the “declining return on humans,” which means that in today’s digital world, normal humans don’t grow productivity fast enough to justify more jobs and higher wages as the machines are taking over.

“There is no productivity on a global basis... and the state assumes more power, Shvets thinks countries will move toward fascism and communism again

Read more at SHTF

Aug 25 10:32

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN DEA'S CALIFORNIA WIRETAP WARRANT MILL

A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach after he failed to appear at a court hearing to answer questions about an eavesdropping operation so vast it once accounted for nearly a fifth of all U.S. wiretaps.
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"He should have been there," said Jan Ronis, the attorney who subpoenaed Zellerbach. "But he just blew us off. We could have had court today."

Aug 25 09:57

Sioux Blockade Succeeds In Halting Construction Of $3.8B Dakota Access Pipeline

Lakota Sioux protesters blockading the planned route of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline won a short-term victory on Wednesday, when the project’s developer, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, agreed to halt construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota for at least a week.

“The decision was made at this time to have the pipeline company workers pull out, for the safety of everybody,” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier told journalists. “They’ll stop until we can get this resolved.”

The hiatus, which follows obstruction of the project by three Lakota Sioux tribes and their supporters, will last at least until a federal court in Washington, D.C., hears a challenge by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which seeks an injunction against federal agencies that approved the pipeline, on Aug. 24.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Lakota Souix.

Far too many times, the needs and wishes of our Indigenous American People have been just thrown under the bus due to decisions by corporations driven by profits, and whose executives are in bed with the US judicial system.

My heart stands with these people on this issue.

Aug 25 09:49

Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'

Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.

Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in her first national news interview in nearly a month, Clinton pushed back against Trump's accusations and issued perhaps her most succinct answers on her use of a private email server during her time leading the State Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Clinton claims "smoke but no fire" in the criticism of of the Clinton Foundation.

So, let's see the list of countries from which the Clinton Foundation took money:

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

I will show you where the fire is, Mrs. Clinton, and my dear, you had to know. So, you're supposed to be pro-LGBTQ, and pro-woman, right?!? And yet, astonishingly, you:

1. Took millions from countries which chemically castrate, jail, and execute members of their LGBT communities.

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays

2. Took money from countries which still permit the vile and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

If you do the correlation of this data, you will find nearly every country from Northern Africa and the Middle East which contributed to the Clinton Foundation chemically castrates, jails, and executes members of its LGBT community, and allows the practice of female genital mutilation.

Sorry, my feminist and LGBTQ friends.

But I have to raise this ugly issue up, because, please, tell me, how in the name of heaven can this woman allege to be both a friend to the LGBT and feminist communities if she has taken money from these countries?

See if you Clintonistas can wrap your heads around this. Because, I have to tell you, if she didn't know, and you are trying to plead ignorance in her behalf, that just doesn't wash.

And if she was too ignorant to understand that these practices were going on the countries from which she was accepting money, she is too ignorant to be the President and Commander in Chief; it's just that simple.

Aug 25 09:29

Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance

That was fast.

Yesterday I told you how a consortium of 15 Japanese banks had just signed up to implement new financial technology to clear and settle international financial transactions.

This is a huge step.

Right now, most international financial transactions must pass through the US banking system’s network of correspondent accounts.

But having watched BNP Paribas get blackmailed into paying an absurd $9 billion fine to the US government, the rest of the world’s mega-banks knew instantly that their heads could be next ones on the chopping block.

So they started working on contingency plans.

Blockchain technology provided an elegant solution.

Instead of passing funds through the US banking system’s costly and inefficient network of correspondent accounts, blockchain technology provides an easy way for banks to send payments directly to one another.

I cannot understate how important this technology is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On one thing you can be certain here; those oligarchs protecting the US petrodollar may well not go down without a vigorous fight.

This may well accelerate these coming wars with China and Russia, and by a large margin of time.

Aug 25 09:24

US-TURKEY LAUNCH OPERATION "ISIS SHIELD" TO CLEANSE MODERATE ARABS AND KURDS UNDER THE COVER OF FIGHTING ISIS

Sadly, the Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become the pets and toys of the two-faced gangsters in Washington. If Uncle Sam tells them lay down, they lay down, if he tells them fetch, they fetch.

Aug 25 09:17

EpiPen maker’s stock value plunges nearly $3 billion as investors panic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that makes the EpiPen rescue device — has watched its stock value plummet over the last five days as panicky investors jump ship.

According to U.S. Uncut, outrage over Mylan’s decision to jack up the price of the EpiPen has spooked shareholders, whose departures have reduced the value of Mylan stock by 12.4 percent. On August 19, Mylan stocks went from $49.20 per share to $43.11 on August 24, a net loss of nearly $3 billion for the company.

The EpiPen is a popular rescue device for food allergy sufferers who run the risk of anaphylaxis — a potentially lethal reaction to allergen exposure. The device rapidly delivers a dose of epinephrine to the system, which for severe allergy sufferers can mean the difference between life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving pharmaceutical company!

To put a life-saving device out of the financial reach of those who desperately need it by jacking up the price astronomically is just completely, morally wrong.

Aug 25 09:08

Company Gouging Price Of EpiPens Is A Clinton Foundation Donor And Partner

The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”

“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.

But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.

EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.

As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.

The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smells of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

Aug 25 09:03

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN DEA'S CALIFORNIA WIRETAP WARRANT MILL

Former Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach is in trouble, as Brad Heath and Brett Kelman report for The Desert Sun.

A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach after he failed to appear at a court hearing to answer questions about an eavesdropping operation so vast it once accounted for nearly a fifth of all U.S. wiretaps.

"He should have been there," said Jan Ronis, the attorney who subpoenaed Zellerbach. "But he just blew us off. We could have had court today."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, for this man, rules were both made to be broken, and only for the "little people"; in his consciousness, they didn't ever apply to him!!

Aug 25 08:12

A THIRD OF AMERICANS “WILL HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE” ON THEIR OBAMACARE PLAN NEXT YEAR

Everyone was forced onto Obamacare.

Now, it is collapsing… by design.

Sadly, this was the plan all along – to completely socialize health care after the collapse of competition in this new government-backed monopoly market that represents approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy.

A stinking scam to take the whole thing over – and our health with it.

But really… this is going to hurt a lot of Americans.

Aug 25 07:20

18 U.S. Code § 793 - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

James Comey declined to recommend charges against Hillary on the basis that he could not find she intended to do wrong. Congress, which now has the handwritten notes from the FBI's interview of Hillary, is reporting that the issue of intent was never even raised.

But either FBI director Comey is ignorant of the law or just hoping that you are, because criminal intent is not required.

18 U.S. Code § 793 makes it clear that exposing national secrets through negligence is a violation punishable by ten years in prison. And Comey defended Hillary's handling of national secrets by saying that she was indeed negligent!

Spread this everywhere!



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Aug 24 18:14

Reverse Engineering Hillary’s Crimes: Media have it Backwards

The implication is clear. “You want a favor from the State Department? Pay the Clinton Foundation.”

Aug 24 17:16

Media Horrified By Clinton Health Accusations, Treat Trump Health Accusations as Fair Game

Alright, so raising questions about Hillary Clinton‘s health is terrible and those claims are “debunked.” However, raising questions about Donald Trump‘s health is just good-old fashioned “scrutiny”?

Aug 24 17:05

She’s just one of us of course! Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton…

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show.

Aug 24 15:51

A pattern emerges : Clinton Getting Away With Ethics Shorcuts For Long, Long Time…

Then there's something called the Clinton Foundation, without the "Family" part in the title. And the Washington Post reported last week that more than half of the big donors to that outfit--those who have given a million dollars or more--are corporations or foreign groups or governments. The Post tallied them up in a feat of investigative journalism the other day. Among the big givers were the governments of Saudi Arabia, Barclay's Bank in Britain, and American companies like Coca-Cola and ExxonMobil. Not to mention the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria.

Aug 24 15:24

Questioning Hillary’s Health is Not Conspiracy Theory

What’s so amusing about the tactics of these self-important pundits is their willingness to do the exact same thing they demonize “fringe bloggers” of doing: playing doctor. Most of those rushing out to confidently ensure the public that everything is just fine and dandy with Hillary Clinton’s health lack any medical credentials. They’re just journalists and pundits who have decided Hillary is fine based on a two-page letter from internist Dr. Lisa Bardack. Does writing for the Washington Post or CNN make them the authority on Hillary Clinton’s health? Of course not. -- To highlight just how unquestioning and extremely biased much of the mainstream media really is, let’s take a look at what comes up as the top story when I search “Hillary health debunked.”

Aug 24 15:18

North Carolina police fatally shoot unarmed deaf man after traffic stop

He appeared to be trying to communicate with the officer via sign language...

Aug 24 15:12

Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

Unfortunately, it appears that the nation as a whole is about to hand the keys to the White House to a radical leftist that has a violent temper that is absolutely legendary. If she gets into power, that might just be the final nail in our coffin. What has already happened to Detroit is slowly happening to the entire country, but we never seem to learn from our past mistakes. So now we will suffer the consequences for our very foolish decisions, and it will not be pretty.

Aug 24 14:57

Utter BS : Black lawmakers accuse Trump supporters of being white supremacists

Doubling down on the liberal narrative that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is a racist, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say he is openly courting white supremacist voters.

Aug 24 14:49

Gun grabbers’ next target: Gun-owning seniors (Let them drive a killing machine of a car, but take their home protection?)

A professor at Johns Hopkins University is urging lawmakers to consider creating new gun laws which require American senior citizens to take competency tests to prove that they are stable enough to own firearms.

Aug 24 14:44

Bill Clinton Took $17 Million from for-profit College (While Hillary vows crackdown on ‘predatory’ schools)

Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company, Laureate Education, Inc. In his role as “honorary chancellor,” Clinton has traveled the world on Laureate’s behalf, extolling the virtues of the school.

Aug 24 14:40

Clinton to be Questioned Under Oath on Origins of Email Server

Hillary Clinton will soon face questions under oath about the reasons she set up and maintained a private email server during her four years as secretary of state. -- Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told the Washington Examiner that his group is preparing a set of written questions for Clinton as part of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that has already extracted hundreds of documents from the State Department.

Aug 24 14:34

Colleges Are Lunatic Asylums

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Aug 24 09:53

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.

The Obama administration has admitted in recent days that the $400 million cash delivery to Iran was part of an effort to secure the release of these American hostages, raising further questions on Capitol Hill about White House efforts to suppress these details from the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, US Congress, if you have the guts to do this, subpoena the President to answer your questions under oath; if he refuses, hit him with a Contempt of Congress action.

Aug 24 09:45

Is Obama Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars?

President Obama has been emphatically warning Americans about the dangers of a Trump presidency. But these warnings divert attention from a much darker reality. His Justice Department is in fact pushing the law in a direction that will enable the next president to declare war against any “terrorist” group or nation without the consent of Congress.

This reality is clear from the Department’s response to a lawsuit challenging the legality of Obama’s war against the Islamic State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at poynter.org in October, 2014:

The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, quickly led to comparisons with his predecessor, President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official portraits in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official portraits in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) PunditFact heard two different comparisons in recent days that we thought we were worth exploring. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker summed it up in one tweet. "Countries bombed: Obama 7, Bush 4." That’s True. We asked Lizza for his list and he sent us this: Bush: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia. Obama: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria. As we fact-checked Lizza’s statement, we found little reason to challenge the nations he named. If anything, he shortchanged both presidents. There is no dispute whatsoever about airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Bush launched wars in the first two countries and drone strikes in Pakistan have been in the news for a long time, with or without official acknowledgment. Airstrikes in those places continued under Obama.

These illegal and immoral wars, under both Bush's and Obama's watch, are going to be the geopolitical equivalent to "Gambler's Ruin" for this country.

The last time I looked at the US Constitution, it states very clearly that only Congress has the right to declare war; not the President of the United States, no matter how "empowered" he or she might feel in this area..

He or she doesn't have the legal right to do this, period, end of discussion.

And I sincerely hope that the incoming Congress, be they ladies or gentlemen, will "grow a pair of male attributes" on this issue, and NOT allow the next President the "luxury" of acting illegally in office.

Aug 24 09:24

TSA HASSLES 9-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH PACEMAKER, CLAIMING POLICY PREVENTS TERRORIST ATTACKS INVOLVING CHILDREN

In the near decade they’ve flown around the world together the Bergstrom family has never had problems with TSA -- Let alone over 9-year-old Chille’s pacemaker -- until Saturday morning at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. “Usually, they are friendly, they smile, they give him a sticker, a TSA sticker,” Chille’s mother, Ali Bergstrom, of Wyoming, Minnesota, told FOX 9.

Aug 24 09:03

MEDIA WORRIED TOO MANY AMERICANS WILL QUESTION LEGITIMACY OF 2016 ELECTION, BLAME TRUMP

2016 is the year many, many Americans began to question whether or not our elections, and to a lesser extent, our democracy (insert “it’s a constitutional republic, big difference!” here) are rigged. As I’ve argued many times in the past year, there is plenty of evidence suggesting these skeptical Americans are, indeed, onto something with their suspicions.

But the corporate media has come out in defense of America’s “democracy” - and political elites are defending the system, too. In the wake of Trump’s recent rhetoric regarding the “rigged” system, the ruling class of the United States is peddling the fiction that somehow Trump’s irresponsible sensationalism is solely to blame for the newfound feelings of illegitimacy plaguing our elections.

Take, for example, Monday’s POLITICO piece entitled “What if Trump won’t accept defeat?”:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's take a look at reality, shall we, folks?!?

And the reality, as demonstrated by the following articles and videos, is that voting machines are very easy to hack.

America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets

HOW I HACKED AN ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE

The Black Box Voting Machines


Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

How Easy It is To Rig Voting Machines

The list of videos and reports on this subject goes on an on.

But how do we stop this?!?

Easy.

Go back to paper ballots, and make sure it is very easy for citizens in all states to get a simple voter ID.

THAT would cure the problem, and immediately.

Americans have every right to be suspicious of the voting process in this country. Anyone remember what happened in 2000, when the Presidency of the United States was "awarded" to George Bush bu the US Supreme Court, after the debacle in Florida, as dramatized in the film, "Recount"?!?

I rest my case.

Aug 24 08:51

CLINTON DEATH LIST’: 33 MOST INTRIGUING CASES OF ‘COINCIDENTAL, ACCIDENTAL’ AND ‘SUICIDAL’ DEATHS

The Clinton’s dead pool list is growing. Three people who had direct connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton died of unusual circumstances over the last few weeks adding to an already long, suspicious list of accidents and supposed suicides.

Since the Democratic National Committee emails were released by Wikileaks a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under questionable circumstances.

According to WND, when DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down near his affluent neighborhood in Washington, D.C., on July 10, theories exploded in the news media about Rich’s possible involvement in the WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails – some of the messages suggesting that the Democratic Party favored nominee Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders from the start.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The WND dead bodies list is very incomplete, and the real list can be found here:

THE CLINTON DEAD BODIES LIST

Aug 24 08:45

VENEZUELA’S LATEST RESPONSE TO FOOD SHORTAGES: BAN LINES OUTSIDE BAKERIES

The tragedy of Venezuela continues unabated, but that doesn't mean the government of President Nicolás Maduro has stopped trying to fix problems like the devastating scarcity of food which has led to malnutrition, riots, food truck hijackings, vigilante lynchings of petty thieves, and the starvation of zoo animals.

No, Maduro hasn't admitted the failure of Chavismo — the brand of Bolivarian socialism imposed on the oil-rich country by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez — instead, Venezuela's embattled leader has launched a war on "anxiety."

The National Superintendency of Fair Prices has reportedly instituted a policy of fining bakeries that allow lines to stretch out their front doors, according to PanAmPost. The head of this particular bureaucracy, William Contreras, claims the lines aren't a true indicator of a severe shortage of bread, but rather, a political "strategy of generating anxiety."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One issue this report assiduously ignores is the reality of US sanctions against Venezuela, which were renewed on 6 March of this year. As reported at presstv.com on 6 March of this year:

US declares Venezuela a ‘threat’, renews sanctions against Caracas

I'm just more than a little baffled; how in the nave of heaven can Venezuela be characterized as a "threat" when its oil-based economy is going down in flames right now, because of the steep depression in oil prices?

Should we not, as an allegedly compassionate nation, actually be offering at least food aid to starving Venezuelans?!?

Apparently, what the Obama administration wants here is regime change, and badly, in Venezuela, so they are delighted that the Venezuelan people are so miserable that they might well revolt against their current government, so someone to the US government's liking can come to power.

That appears to be the game plan for now.

Aug 24 08:34

Yahoo now censoring whatreallyhappened.com!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting emails from readers saying that when they access whatreallyhappened.com using Yahoo, they get a warning message that the link is not authorized by Yahoo, and that visiting my site is risky!

Aug 24 08:31

CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE: JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

The nation’s young people have been given front-row seats for an unfolding police drama that is rated R for profanity, violence and adult content.

In Arizona, a 7-year-old girl watched panic-stricken as a state trooper pointed his gun at her and her father during a traffic stop and reportedly threatened to shoot her father in the back (twice) based on the mistaken belief that they were driving a stolen rental car.

In Oklahoma, a 5-year-old boy watched as a police officer used a high-powered rifle to shoot his dog Opie multiple times in his family’s backyard while other children were also present. The police officer was mistakenly attempting to deliver a warrant on a 10-year-old case for someone who hadn’t lived at that address in a decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What passes for "education" in this country has devolved into indoctrination, and a "Common Core" based curriculum almost guarantees your child will be punished for critical thinking, and for having a larger world view than that curriculum allows.

If you have not considered it before, please think about home schooling for your kids. Chances are that, when they go to college, they will fair far better, in their capacity to learn and think, than will their publicly "educated" schoolmates.

Aug 24 08:24

4,000 NATIVE AMERICANS IN BUNDY RANCH-STYLE PROTEST AS DHS CUTS WATER SUPPLY — MEDIA BLACKOUT

Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the peaceful “prayer camps” in recent days, prompting state officials on Monday to remove the demonstrators’ drinking water supply.

North Dakota homeland security director Greg Wilz ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the protest encampment, despite the sweltering heat, because of alleged disorderly conduct, according to the Bismarck Tribune, including reports of laser pointers aimed at surveillance aircraft.

“People are getting overheated now already,” said Johnelle Leingang, the tribe’s emergency response coordinator, as temperatures hovered around 90º F on Monday. “It’s very hurtful.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our indigenous American Indian brothers and sisters have been treated horrifically, as this country has grown, and it is high time that when the US Army Corps of Engineers thinks about giving rights for a pipeline which runs through Indian land, that it does ask not only for tribal consent, but also gives those tribes whose territory the pipeline runs through, revenues from the project.

Aug 24 08:15

FOR FIRST TIME, EPA DRAWS LINK BETWEEN DALLAS QUAKES AND FRACKING

In a rebuke to Texas regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated for the first time that there is a "significant possibility" that disposal wells for fracking are causing earthquakes in the Dallas area.

Irving, a northwest suburb of Dallas, has been rattled by several earthquakes since April 2014, with the highest magnitude of 3.6 recorded in January 2015. The earthquakes shook the city of 230,000 though there are no active fracking or wastewater injection wells in the city.

The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas drilling, has been reluctant to acknowledge any connection between drilling and earthquakes, despite the conclusions of scientists and regulators in other states. The commission has said that scientific data do "not sufficiently support a causal relationship," according to the EPA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take THAT, you frackoholics!!!

Aug 24 07:58

Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

A fresh chapter of the crypto wars looks to be opening up in Europe, after the French and German interior ministers took to a podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to demand that Internet companies decrypt data to help further criminal investigations.

So, in other words, to effectively push for end-to-end encryption to be outlawed. Yes we’ve been here before — many times.

Aug 24 07:01

Meet the Bogus Technology the Government Will Use to Frame You

What happens if the facial recognition cameras get it wrong? Or the "visual microphone" detects the wrong sound? Or the emotion-reading or crime-predicting technology of the near future is just quackery, designed to frame anyone the government wants to convict? Sadly, this isn't sci-fi fantasy; it's the present and we're already living through it. Just ask Steve Talley...

Aug 23 21:57

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis

A massive spike in insulin prices is causing a health crisis for millions of diabetes patients who depend on the lifesaving drug, doctors say.

Now, after years of rapid increases having nothing to do with available supply and not matched elsewhere in the world, those in the U.S. insulin supply chain are blaming each other.

Aug 23 21:49

HOMELESS CAMPS POPPING UP THROUGHOUT FRESNO COUNTY

A homeless camp just outside the city limits is full of people who said they have no place else to go. Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea said the homeless are being driven into areas in the county because of the City of Fresno's homeless crackdown.

Aug 23 15:15

DEBT RATIO TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1950…

The national debt this year will jump to the highest level since 1950 relative to the size of the economy, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

Aug 23 14:44

Washington Post: U.S. needs illegal immigrants for ‘washing dishes,’ ‘mowing lawns’

An editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump’s recent comments on restricting immigration and argued that people in the country illegally are needed for menial labor.

Aug 23 14:41

HALF OF HILLARY MEETS AT STATE GAVE CASH TO FOUNDATION

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Aug 23 14:20

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

With every school police raid and overzealous punishment that is carried out in the name of school safety, the lesson being imparted is that Americans—especially young people—have no rights at all against the state or the police.

Aug 23 12:30

New York Times Tech Columnist Calls on Google to Hide Hillary Health Info

New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to “fix” its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton’s failing health.

“Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself,” Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is.

Aug 23 12:03

Brewing Collapse of the Western Monetary System? German Government Warns of an Upcoming Catastrophe, Tags Russia as an “Enemy Nation”

On a related note, against many Members of Parliament and several ministers, the German Bundeswehr (army) has declared Russia as an enemy nation. This is akin to a declaration of war. The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message:

‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to say that things are looking up, geopolitically, and that peace may break out; unfortunately, I cannot say that with a straight face right now.

The best you can do is not panic, but prepare, as we have stated all along.

Make sure that you have storable food; potable water; and any medications which you (or your pets) may take safely stored as well.

Make sure your bug-out kit is up to date, and please do know your kids' school's policy for releasing them before the end of their school day, and under what circumstances they can go back to their parents before then.

Have a pre-approved gathering place, if people are separated, to regroup.

The more you take care of this now, the easier it will be to withstand a real crisis if the excrement does hit the ventilation shaft soon.

I am no Nostradamus; but looking at the gathering collection of tensions, geopolitically, I cannot bet against a major military confrontation, involving US troops, possibly well before the end of the year.

I hope to heck I am wrong, but that's what it feels like to me.

Aug 23 11:50

War on Yemen, Inhaling Poisonous Gas: Saudi Arabia Launches Chemical Attack on Sana’a, Killing Civilians

A Yemeni military source disclosed that Saudi Arabia has attacked the civilians in Sana’a with chemical weapons, killing and injuring a number of people in the capital city’s Ninth district.

“A number of Yemeni people have been killed as a result of inhaling poisonous gases in the chemical attack,” Military Expert Major General Abdel Sattar al-Sa’deh told FNA on Monday.

He reiterated that Sana’a's Ninth district has been under artillery attacks of the pro-Saudi forces, yet it seems that the Saudi forces have been recently supplied with chemical weapons to exert more pressure on the district.

Al-Sa’deh said that the Yemeni citizens felt weakness, unconsciousness and tiredness after the Saudi forces attacked them with artillery shells containing white-colored substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


"...yet it seems that the Saudi forces have been recently supplied with chemical weapons to exert more pressure on the district".

Supplied by whom?!? The good old government of the USA, or the UK, perhaps?!?

It is apparent that this world, at this moment, is run by the war criminals; of the war criminals, and for the war criminals.

That the US government is complicit in these war crimes is enough to make me want to weep.

Aug 23 11:37

US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’

The normalization of deviance from the rules and standards that formally govern U.S. foreign policy has been quite radical. And yet, as in other cases, this has gradually been accepted as a normal state of affairs, first within the corridors of power, then by the corporate media and eventually by much of the public at large.

Once deviance has been culturally normalized, as Vaughan found in the shuttle program at NASA, there is no longer any effective check on actions that deviate radically from formal or established standards – in the case of U.S. foreign policy, that would refer to the rules and customs of international law, the checks and balances of our constitutional political system and the experience and evolving practice of generations of statesmen and diplomats.

Normalizing the Abnormal

Aug 23 11:17

US to Send More Troops to South Afghanistan to Resist Taliban Gains

With gains in the Helmand Province mounting for Taliban forces, and the Afghan military struggling to defend both that and the other provinces around the country which the Taliban are advancing into, the Pentagon has announced an additional deployment of US ground troops into the Helmand capital of Lashkar Gah.

Officials are trying to present the deployment as primarily a “training” operation, in keeping with a policy of claiming that everything they do is “non-combat,” but the reality is that there are very limited Afghan forces in Lashkar Gah, and a deployment of around 100 troops by the US is almost certain to mean direct combat roles.

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland insisted US forces were committed to not allow the loss of Lashkar Gah, and clearly they can’t do this with a little idle encouragement to Afghan forces who are increasingly out-numbered and have been beaten by the Taliban time and again in the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland that one of the classic definitions of insanity is doing the same thing in precisely the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome.

How long have the US and NATO been in Afghanistan?!?

15 years.

How much has been spent by the US government on this war?!?

There are no real figures on this, but most probably into the billions, if not trillions of dollars.

Is there any military metric by which the US and NATO can claim "victory" in this war?!?

NONE!!

So, let me get this straight; the US military and NATO have been in Afghanistan for 15 years, spending billions, if not trillions, of dollars on a war that the US and NATO have not been able to win?

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING.

And I have a modest proposal to float by President Obama; please send our troops,and NATO troops home as quickly as is safe for them, and I would remind our President that Afghanistan isn't called "the graveyard of empires" for no reason.

Let's cut our losses now, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline routes, the minerals (and the heroin, which is flowing like water, ever since the US/NATO occupation happened).

Of course, this solution is logical, but I think, at this point, the US government needs to start embracing logic, rather than the "magical thinking" which has governed the US foreign policy in Afghanistan for all these 15 years.

Aug 23 10:36

Pentagon: ‘Exclusion Zone’ in North Syria Not Technically a No Fly Zone

After warning Syria not to fly planes in the Hasakeh Province or risk getting them shot down by US planes in the area, the Pentagon is struggling to convince reporters that there is some sort of distinction between this zone you can’t fly in and a “no-fly zone.”

Fighting erupted between Syrian Army and Kurdish YPG forces in the city of Hasakeh late last week, with the YPG attempting to take the rest of the city, which had long been jointly held and jointly defended, As the fighting escalated, Syrian warplanes bombed Kurdish forces.

The US has its trooped embedded with the Kurdish forces, and argued that the Syrian airstrikes were endangering them. Over the weekend they repeatedly scrambled fighter jets to chase off the Syrian planes, warning they were going to ‘defend themselves.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Pentagon Spokesperson Cook, please: just how stupid do you think Americans are, to swallow this codswallop?!?

What the US government and military have done is to set up a de facto "no fly zone" here, no matter what you call it.

In fact, let's call it "Sherlock", shall we?!? that's a little more charming and elegant than calling it "an exclusion zone"!!

Aug 23 10:30

N. Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defection by soldiers: sources

North Korea was seen laying anti-personnel mines along its side of the inter-Korean border, presumably to block potential defection by its own soldiers, a government source said Tuesday.

"Several North Korea military-laid land mines were seen on the northern side of a bridge in Panmunjom last week," the source said. The small bridge known as the Bridge of No Return is located within the truce village and spans the military demarcation line between the two Koreas.

It was the first time North Korea was seen planting mines in Panmunjom since the inter-Korean armistice agreement in July 1953, although two South Korean soldiers were maimed last August in mine blasts blamed on the North in the eastern part of the inter-Korean border.

The source said the North Korean action "appears to be designed to prevent its front-line servicemen from defecting."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true (because they are not sourced), they may indicate further North Korean preparations for war, coupled with preparations to keep their front-line soldiers from defecting.

Aug 23 10:10

U.S. GOVERNMENT REAFFIRMS TOTAL SUPPORT FOR SAUDI WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN

Samuel Oakford just penned a powerful and important Op-Ed in the New York Times titled, Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Other Way.

In the span of four days earlier this month, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen bombed a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital, killing 19 people; a school, where 10 children, some as young as 8, died; and a vital bridge over which United Nations food supplies traveled, punishing millions.

In a war that has seen reports of human rights violations committed by every side, these three attacks stand out. But the Obama administration says these strikes, like previous ones that killed thousands of civilians since last March, will have no effect on the American support that is crucial for Saudi Arabia’s air war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never thought, when I was much younger, that the United States of America would be both directly responsible, and complicit, in the committing of war crimes; yet here we are, enabling Saudi Arabia in the bombing of hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and the killings of innocent civilians.

And why?!? First, Because the US-sponsored Al-Hadi was thrown out of power by the Houthi rebels, and no US-sponsored thug should ever have that happen to them without grave repercussions (let's say, militarily enhanced slaughter, courtesy of the Saudi Military?!?)

The second reason has to do with geography, and potential revolution in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis figure if they can undo the Houthi revolution in Yemen, such revolution might not come to Saudi Arabia. But the Saudis need to remember a caveat, stated by the late President John Kennedy: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable."

Map of Yemen

At this point in this miserable war, President Obama should, legitimately, be gifted with banner in the Oval Office which reads:

"The United States of America: a proud partner in war crimes!"


With his enabling of Saudi Arabia against yemen, he has definitely earned this.

Aug 23 09:52

Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law

The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized.

This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a two-word solution for parents who have done the due dilligence, and understand what the health problems are with vaccinations: home schooling.

And please don't believe that codswallop that all vaccines are benign. Take a good, hard look at the following links:

Vaccine Maker Admits On FDA Website That DTaP Vaccine Causes Autism

If Vaccines don’t cause Autism why is it a side effect listed on the package insert with the FDA!

213 Women Who Took Gardasil Suffered Permanent Disability

Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Continue to Increase in Federal Vaccine Court

The Vaccine Court would not be necessary if vaccines were really all that safe.

Remember: the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most powerful lobbies in the country, and has "purchased" legislation, through strategic contributions to candidates, in order to create legislation which makes vaccinations mandatory, like that seen in California.

Aug 23 09:38

If Trump Loses, It’s Going To Be A New America

If Hillary Clinton wins, she promises to bring in 100,000 more Syrian Muslim refugees if not more during her four-year term. She promises total amnesty for 20 to 30 million illegal aliens. She stands with Muslims like Khizr Khan who openly advocates for Sharia Law being implemented into America to supplant U.S. Constitutional law. Hillary Clinton works for open borders to create an even greater flow of all immigrants into America.

Aug 23 09:36

A CLINTON FAMILY VALUE: ‘HUMANITARIAN’ WAR

The transformation of the Democratic Party from the relative “peace party” to a belligerent “war party” occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency and is likely to resume if Hillary Clinton is elected, writes James W Carden.

The current debate over the future of U.S. foreign policy is largely over whether the U.S. should continue its self-anointed role as the policeman of the world, or whether it might be wise for the next administration to put, in the words of Donald J. Trump, “America First.”

In some ways the now deeply embedded belief in the efficacy and rightness of humanitarian intervention dates back to NATO’s intervention in Bosnia in 1995. The success of the Dayton Accords seemed to cement the idea that America was, after all, the indispensable nation in the minds of the Clinton foreign policy team.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If what you want in your next President includes more wars; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; more income inequity; more regulatory madness on the part of the Federal Government, please do vote for Clinton, because I will guarantee you that this is what she will deliver for her Corporate and Israeli masters.

Aug 23 09:27

PROPAGANDA FOR SYRIAN ‘REGIME CHANGE'

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia.

An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, The New York Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a United Nations Security Council Session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations in New York on Jan. 31, 2012. [State Department Photo]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My dear Neocons/Clintonites; forgive me for my perplexity here.

The Russian military has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of all the jihadists, attacking the country of Syria.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, as of today, the US military has NOT been invited to do the same, yet the US military is attempting, directly and indirectly, to bomb the crud out of Syria in order to affect regime change in Damascus.

And yesterday, the following statement was made by a very high ranking military official, to the effect that the US is ready to bomb Russian troops, defending the Syrian government;

Pentagon Says US Ready To Target Russian & Syrian Planes In Syria

Forgive me, but have you all gone collectively barking mad, just to please your Israeli/AIPAC enablers?!?

Israel wants regime change in Damascus in order to ultimately destroy Iran.

The US military, at this point in its existence, does not have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Our weapons procurement system is incestuous in the extreme, because those same Congressional Representatives who award weapons contracts are those same Representatives getting large contributions from our major arms manufacturers.

And how does this translate?!? By the time weapons are delivered to those military personnel who are supposed to use them, they many times are obsolete, in terms of other countries' weapons development, dysfunctional, and way over budget.

And one of the things which strikes me here is...the timing of this pressure on Obama to escalate this war.

The November election looms large, and I am willing to bet that both the DNC's and White House's internal polling show Trump winning that election in a landslide.

And what could be the nastiest thing the Democrats could possibly conjure, even before Trump takes the Oath of Office?!?

War with Russia over Syria must certainly sound like a delicious option to them.

After all, it is generally never their kids who get who get killed, or maimed for life, in such wars; it's other people's kids.

Aug 23 09:19

UNIVERSITY STUDY SHOWS HOW PRISON POPULATIONS SKYROCKET — DESPITE RECORD LOW CRIME

The justice system’s aversion to repeat offenders — not a rise in actual crime — feeds the prison-industrial complex, a new study has essentially found, as a record number of people receiving prison sentences have prior convictions. Ohio State University sociologist Ryan King examined 33 years of data from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission — around 355,000 felony convictions — and found despite the sharp decline in the crime rate since the mid-1990s, judges are often faced with repeat-offenders, whom they tend to sentence more harshly. “The issue is that the average offender who appears before a judge for sentencing today has a much more extensive criminal record than they did in the past,” noted King, a professor of sociology at OSU.

Aug 23 09:14

REVEALED: ECB SECRETLY HANDS CASH TO SELECT CORPORATIONS

In June, the ECB began buying the bonds of some of the most powerful companies in Europe as well as the European subsidiaries of foreign multinationals. This pushed the average yield on euro investment-grade corporate debt to 0.65%. Large quantities of highly rated corporate debt with shorter maturities are trading at negative yields, where brainwashed investors engage in the absurdity of paying for the privilege of lending money to corporations. By August 12, the ECB had handed out over €16 billion in freshly printed money in exchange for corporate bonds. Throughout, the public was given to understand that the ECB was buying already-issued bonds trading in secondary markets. But the public has been fooled.

Aug 23 09:00

DRUG AND DEVICE MAKERS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOCS WITH DISCIPLINARY RECORDS

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice.

Despite this, Stryker paid Apazidis more than $14,000 in consulting fees, plus travel expenses, in the last half of 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice.

Despite this, Stryker paid Apazidis more than $14,000 in consulting fees, plus travel expenses, in the last half of 2015.

Stryker also paid another orthopedic surgeon, Mohammad Diab of San Francisco, more than $16,000 for consulting and travel, even though California’s medical board had disciplined him for having a two-year-long inappropriate sexual relationship with a patient, whose two children he also treated. He was suspended from practice for 60 days, required to seek psychological treatment and given seven years’ probation. He is still required to have a third party present while seeing female patients.

Neither Apazidis or Diab returned emails or calls seeking comment.

Aug 23 08:57

"IT'S SCARY QUIET": THE PAST MONTH HAS SEEN THE LEAST VOLATILITY SINCE 1995

Just yesterday we posted a letter written by Jeffrey Miller (here) where he eviscerated Central Banks for the lunacy of their policies which have created complete complacency in the markets. The problem, as we pointed out, is that the Fed has lost all credibility by repeatedly caving every time they hint at a rate increase and markets sell off the tiniest bit. This "Yellen Put" is what enables desperate pension funds to pursue extremely risky strategies like the decision by the Hawaii Employees' Retirement System to allocate $1.6BN for a "put-writing" strategy (see ""Selling Puts" - Latest Pension Strategy Is Truly 2006 All Over Again") or like the decisions we discuss frequently of pensions buying longer and longer dated bonds for no yield.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically, it is feeling much like the calm before the storm.

And the problem for US Central Banks is, they most likely cannot hold off the catastrophe which is coming until after the November elections.

Aug 23 08:53

American Pravda: Was General Patton Assassinated?

three or four years ago I noticed a link on a prominent libertarian website suggesting that George S. Patton, one of America’s most renowned World War II military commanders, had been murdered by order of the U.S. government. Not being someone much drawn to conspiracy-mongering, the lurid claim seemed totally outlandish, but I decided to click my mouse and harmlessly examine a bit of Internet fringe-lunacy. However, the source turned out to be a lengthy article in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, one of the world’s leading newspapers, describing a newly published book based on a decade of detailed research and interviews undertaken by an experienced American military affairs writer.

Aug 23 08:10

The film Vaxxed could be outlawed in California, if this bill passes

The shocking film Vaxxed (trailer) is drawing audiences all over the country. It details the confessions of a CDC researcher, William Thompson, who states that he and his colleagues buried data in a key study on the MMR vaccine.

In the study, the vaccine was given a free pass, with assurances that it didn’t increase the risk of autism in children—when, in fact, the data showed it did increase that risk.

***The key moments in Vaxxed are audio recordings of CDC researcher Thompson confessing his sins.

But wait. Now we have a bill, AB 1671, up before the California legislature. If it passes, it could make it a crime to screen Vaxxed or even write an article about it.

Those recordings of Thompson could be labeled “undercover,” and “illegal,” and therefore make them the target of AB 1671.

Aug 23 07:24

WIKILEAKS CLAIMS AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT WAS MADE AGAINST JULIAN ASSANGE.

Aug 23 05:49

Obama wants a third term and this is how he could make it happen

Yes, we are all well aware the Constitution limits the Presidency to two consecutive four-year terms of office. Then again, if you weigh the track record of the Obama administration, the Constitution is nothing more than a challenge that he bypasses and circumvents with every given opportunity.

Aug 22 14:54

Rivero challenges the NSA

The US Government insists their demand for a ban on strong encryption or back doors into all of our electrinic 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.

Aug 22 14:11

Clinton Criminals: Bill and Hillary’s Friends Keep Being Investigated, Convicted, Jailed

Let’s run down the list the rest of the media has pretty much skated over as they clear a path for Hillary’s historic, history-making campaign to become the historically first historic female President...

Aug 22 11:27

Paris, 1787: It Reaches Manhattan, Doubtless Due to Continental Drift

It is easy to underestimate the peasantry, the little people. They appear well under control. All seems calm, unless one looks carefully. The means of control work smoothly: the legions, the church, the media, the secret police, the enforcers of political correctness. The serfs are cowed. Why worry about a distant peonage? Do we not have our castles? Let us dance and drink champagne.

And comes the guillotine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may need to "Americanize" the system! :)

Click for larger image

Aug 22 10:05

TIME Argues ‘Trolling’ Demands Formal Policing of the Internet

TIME magazine has written yet another horrible article, this one basically calling for the Internet to be controlled and censored because of too many “trolls.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The trolls are all working for the establishment!

Aug 22 08:59

I did not go down without a fight.

there is a line herethe banner is here

August 21 2016

I did not go down without a fight.

I have tried to do everything I can to get this web site back to normal, and have been blocked in every effort. I have tried everything I can to get the message window working, and it works when they let it. I have set up new servers, new code, new EVERYTHING and have been blocked at every turn, every path, every solution, everything I can possibly think of.
YES, THEY LET THIS WEB SITE LOAD, but I am now blocked from posting any page or file that is more than 4k in size, which happens to be the content of a single packet. Any more than that, and it will be blocked.

This is the way it will all end. Everyone will be snuffed without a whimper, with no way to post anything that differs from the controlled "mainstream." Perhaps they are using me to figure out how to crush everyone else. Denying anything be posted to the web site but small comments would work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It seems I am not the only independent media site under attack these days!

Aug 21 19:54

Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's 'People Have Been Trying to Pin' Email Scandal on Him

Hillary Clinton's email scandal continues.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself.

"Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fête in East Hampton, New York.

Aug 21 19:48

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house.

Aug 21 16:27

One in Five Manufacturers in NY Cutting Jobs Due to Obamacare

One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Aug 21 16:04

The walking dead: Obamacare

Nearly every promise Obama made about Obamacare has turned out to be a flat-out lie. Both Congress and the courts have failed to stop the monster. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has already promised to feed the beast, should she win in November. As voters, we have the weapons at our disposal to dispatch it once and for all. It’s up to us, kids. Kill Obamacare, or we’ll all be either walking or dead.

Aug 21 15:46

Don't send her a single penny! Clinton sends out desperate plea for cash…

Campaign manager Robby Mook has written a panicky pitch to Hillary Clinton supporters warning that fundraising numbers are dipping – even adding “that’s how elections are lost.”

Aug 21 11:06

The Shameful Foundation of the Clintons' Power

The stated mission of the Clinton Foundation, set up at the end of Bill Clinton's second term in the White House, is to "alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment."

But far more important to its operations is the Clinton Foundation's unstated mission: to further entrench the already formidable power of the Clinton family.

For more than two decades, both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have lived very public lives ensconced in the upper echelons of America's political establishment. Since its founding in 2001, the Clinton Foundation served as a bridge between Bill Clinton's administration and Hillary Clinton's drive to conquer the White House again.

Aug 21 10:56

Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County

The Oregonian is going after this Sheriff because he supports the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution in general,but mainly because they see him as friendly to freedom! The Oregonian is absolutely the dregs. As biased as Huff and Puffpo!

Over 16 years, Palmer has used his position in ways big and small to further a personal agenda – from allowing his own needs to trump emergencies to directing his patrol staff to ignore violations of laws governing private gun sales. He has drawn a fervent following by repeatedly challenging federal authority over forestlands.

Aug 21 10:43

CTM #588 Bin Laden Raid and the loss of SEAL Team 6 member Michael Strange

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The claim that Osama bin Laden died in Abbotabad has been discredited. The follow-up story is how the members of Seal Team 6, which had raided that house and knew the truth about what had happened, quickly died shortly thereafter.

Aug 21 09:41

SAUDI JETS STRIKE YEMEN’S CAPITAL DURING 100,000 STRONG RALLY IN SUPPORT OF HOUTHIS (VIDEO)

Fighter jets from the Saudi-led coalition hit the Yemeni capital of Sanaa during a massive rally that attracted some 100,000 pro-Houthi rebels and sympathizers of ex-President Abdullah Saleh.

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Sanaa’s central square on Saturday in a powerful display of support for the Shiite Houthi rebels and Saleh. Demonstrators cheered a recently established Supreme Political Council that includes representatives of the Houthi movement, as well as supporters of Saleh.

The huge gathering also denounced Saleh’s successor, Mansur Hadi, who fled the country last year and is seeking reinstatement with military backing from Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-enabled Saudi military continues to commit horrific war crimes, and apparently, the US government and military is just fine with it; for them, the end - the reinstatement of the Al-Hadi government - justifies the means, which has generally translated into the slaughter of civilians

I never imagined, in my wildest dreams, as I was growing up, that some day, the United States of America could ultimately be characterised as follows:

"The United States of America: a proud partner in war crimes!"

To the people of Yemen: the people of the United States have utterly no control over the government which allegedly represents them.

And to the Saudi Government, the House of Saud, and the Saudi military, I would like to share the following quote from the Qur'an: Chapter 17, Verse 7":

"If you do good, you do good to yourselves. (likewise)
If you do evil, you do evil to yourselves."

You are NOT on the right side of history with this war, and do NOT have the high moral ground.

Aug 21 09:27

CASINO TYCOON SHELDON ADELSON LAUNCHES MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR EFFORT TO BOOST ISRAEL'S IMAGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

The effort kicked off this last semester at six California campuses, including UCLA, UC Irvine and San Jose State University, and will expand to 20 more college campuses this fall.

The Adelsons and other supporters of Israel are alarmed by the precipitous growth in young Americans’ support for Palestinians. A Pew Research Center poll in May found that 27% of millennials now sympathize more with Palestinians, up from 9% in 2006 — while their generation’s support for Israel has declined in the same period from 51% to 43%.

A main cause, Israel supporters say, is the mushrooming BDS campus movement. In the last four years, student governments at eight of nine UC undergraduate campuses have voted to support the campaign.

“It’s the No. 1 nonmilitary threat to Israel and the Jewish people,” David Brog, executive director of the new Adelson-funded task force, said of BDS. “Our goal is to change the younger generation from neutral, if not opposed to, Israel to support of Israel.”

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I rather pity Mr. Adelson, in this quixotic exercise; because, and particularly through the independent media, the truth will out.

Because the cold, stark reality, of what Israel has become in the 21st century, is a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Fact: Israel imprisons Palestinian children for crimes they may not have committed:

The Palestinian children – alone and bewildered – in Israel's Al Jalame jail

Palestine: Israeli Police Abusing Detained Children

Number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons soars

Fact: Israel consistently throws Palestinians out of their homes to give the homes to Israeli settlers.

Israeli police evict Palestinian family from East Jerusalem home, give property to settlers for new settlement

Israel’s Land Grab in East Jerusalem

Israel to demolish 14 Palestinian homes to expand settlements

3. Settlers routinely attack Palestinian homes, injuring or killing the residents, and rarely are charges filed against them.

Israeli settler violence

Israeli settlers attack West Bank farms

Settlers attack West Bank farmer twice a week

Jordan Valley settlers farm private Palestinian land while owners are barred from entering - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/settlers-palestinian-entering/#sthash.F9TyZUIq.dpuf

4. The IDF routinely shoots, wounds, and kills Palestinians against whom no charges have been filed.

Palestinian youth was shot 9 times ‘accidentally,’ Israeli army says

Rare indictment against IDF soldiers for killing Palestinian minor

12-yo Palestinian boy killed during clashes with Israeli troops near Jerusalem

I didn't have to "cherry pick" these headlines; they tumbled out of my search engine, with an astonishing, and awful, velocity.

And unless Adelson is able to change the behaviour of Israel, to prevent these atrocities from happening, then the BDF movement is going to pick up velocity, and mass, until Israel will have virtually no trading partners, and no people, or entities, willing to invest in Israel, whatsoever.

Israel's problem here is that it is the behaviour of the Israeli government and military which has created BDS.

Aug 21 09:19

GCHQ could be behind 'super-spyware' attack – Security expert on Regin, incredibly advanced virus

Aug 21 09:00

Chicago's Experiment In Predictive Policing Isn't Working

Struggling to reduce its high murder rate, the city of Chicago has become an incubator for experimental policing techniques. Community policing, stop and frisk, "interruption" tactics --- the city has tried many strategies. Perhaps most controversial and promising has been the city's futuristic "heat list" -- an algorithm-generated list identifying people most likely to be involved in a shooting.

The hope was that the list would allow police to provide social services to people in danger, while also preventing likely shooters from picking up a gun. But a new report from the RAND Corporation shows nothing of the sort has happened. Instead, it indicates that the list is, at best, not even as effective as a most wanted list. At worst, it unnecessarily targets people for police attention, creating a new form of profiling.

Aug 21 08:53

OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH POISONING FLINT WATER MAY AVOID PROSECUTION BECAUSE OF LEGAL LOOPHOLE

The prosecution of current and former state of Michigan employees for their role in Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis likely will face an early test over whether one of the most serious charges can even be levied against the middle- and lower-level government officials.
All eight workers charged so far, five from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and three with the Department of Health and Human Services, face a misconduct in office charge — a felony that can carry a five-year prison term. The cases are in the early stages of prosecution.

But there is no statute clearly defining official misconduct. Rather, it is a common law offense based on judicial decisions and a doctrine whose origins trace back centuries to England.

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that misconduct in office applies only to “public officers,” not all government workers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Aug 21 08:50

ONE OF THE WORST PHARMACEUTICAL DISASTERS IN HISTORY IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY

One of the worst drug disasters in history is unfolding right before our eyes.

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen that was given to pregnant women from 1940 through the early 1970s. DES was touted as a “wonder drug” that would prevent miscarriage and morning sickness. It was only after millions of women and fetuses were exposed to DES that it was recognized that DES was causing deadly cancers in both the women who took it and the children exposed to it in-utero. According to The Wonder Drug Movie, a documentary about DES:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: when a doctor is propagandized that something is great for their patients, and most probably will cause no irrevocable harm, they are brainwashed into believing it, because of their background, and only know about that drug from the circulars handed to them by very attractive pharmaceutical representatives.

Pharmaceutical companies are generally headed by people whose conscience has been surgically removed, and where the watchwords are "Profits Uber Alles."

So when you see an advert on TV about some product, but then hear the horrific potential side effects, usually at the end of the commercial, ask yourself; where will this product be in 20 years?!?

Aug 21 08:45

"Proud" To Be An American?...Really?

DISCLAIMER

TomatoBubble.com is very proud of the founding principles that America was built upon: limited government, God given rights, free enterprise, sound currency, and a Christian-based moral code.

What we are deeply ashamed of, is not what America was supposed to be, but rather, what it has become.

Aug 21 08:24

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people.

Aug 21 05:01

Obamacare has gone from the President's greatest achievement to a 'slow motion death spiral'

It has not been a good week for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare.

A slew of news, from insurers dropping out to possible fraud among healthcare providers, has all accumulated in a deluge of negative headlines for one of President Obama's signature law.

In fact, it's gotten so bad that it appears that the whole program itself may be in doubt.

>>>

Aug 20 18:41

Judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge G. Murray Snow has asked the US Attorney's Office to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and some of his subordinates over failure to follow the court's instructions in a racial profiling case.
So far, Arpaio hasn't commented on Snow's latest order.

"Today is a vindication," said Roberto Reveles, founding president of Somos America, one of the plaintiff organizations in the case. "No one is above the law, and we all have to be believers in the rule of law."

Aug 20 16:50

Enough About Race! How About Shutting Up Awhile?

It would appear that, soon, we shall not be able to say certain things without someone being offended and fifteen hours of groveling apologies will be necessary (and not accepted without accompanying checks, cash, and money orders) in order to appease the angry watchdogs of political ultra-correctness. I would guess we shall have to delete an entire color from the English lexicon to ensure that word isn’t accidently applied to phrases that might offend someone. I have no idea how this all manifested, but it is rather tiresome, to say the least. However, I have a pretty good idea as to where it might have begun.

Aug 20 16:44

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The coming economic news — we had 1 percent growth in the first half of 2016 — could cause a second look at Trumponomics. And whoever is out there strategically dropping Democratic emails may be readying an October surprise for Hillary Clinton, a massive document dump that buries her.

Aug 20 16:13

How We Know ISIS was 'MADE IN THE USA

There’s more–a lot more, including photographs of Sen. John McCain with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. You can find dozens of them on the internet. In Washington, ISIS is widely known as “John McCain’s army”. So what’s wrong with a candidate for president making the point that his opponent and her most prominent support actually created ISIS? Trump is right.

Aug 20 15:05

If you don't believe in global warming, you're too 'mentally ill' to be allowed to buy a gun, says Obama

In recent days, President Obama announced new "executive actions" on guns, that included language to shore up current federal law aimed at keeping mentally ill Americans from buying guns. Some skeptics of the president's actions believe that, as is usually the case, there are ulterior motives behind his actions.

For example, some believe that the president's order may include guidance on declaring people who disagree with Obama's policies – like those regarding so-called "global warming" and "climate change" – as mentally unstable.

Aug 20 11:03

German Anti-Immigrant Party Leader Urges People To Arm Themselves

"People no longer feel safe, otherwise they would not be buying so many products here," a seller in North-Rhine Westphalia told Deutsche Welle in January, adding that like many of his colleagues, he has been moving "an average of three times as many alarm, gas, and signal guns as he was prior to the attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year's Eve."

Since then, the situation in Germany - and across Western Europe - has only grown more perilous, as a result of three ISIS-inspired fatal attacks by refugees over the past several weeks, which has led to not only the most recent collapse in the polls of Angela Merkel but the ongoing ascent of Germany's anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sure as heck wouldn't want to be Angela Merkel right now; her enabling of this catastrophe has made her kryptonite to the German electorate.

Aug 20 11:00

Leaked Memo Proves Soros Ruled Ukraine In 2014: Minutes From "Breakfast With US Ambassador Pyatt"

We noted in a previous post how important Ukraine was to George Soros, with documents from DC Leaks that show Soros, and his Open Society NGO, scouring the Greek media and political landscape to push the benefits of his Ukraine coup upon a Russian leaning Greek society.

Now more documents, in the massive 2,500 leaked tranche, show the immense power and control Soros had over Ukraine immediately following the illegal Maidan government overthrow.

Soros and his NGO executives held detailed and extensive meetings with just about every actor involved in the Maidan coup: from US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, to Ukraine’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Health, and Education.

The only person missing was Victoria Nuland, though we are sure those meeting minutes are waiting to see the light of day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazing, isn't it, how much clout a wealthy guy can have on US foreign policy, isn't it?!?

Aug 20 10:54

More than half of Clinton Foundation’s major donors would be barred under new rule

More than half of the Clinton Foundation’s major donors would be prevented from contributing to the charity under the self-imposed ban on corporate and foreign donors the foundation said this week it would adopt if Hillary Clinton won the White House, according to a new Washington Post analysis of foundation donations.

The findings underscore the extent to which the Clintons’ sprawling global charity has come to rely on financial support from industries and overseas interests, a point that has drawn criticism from Republicans and some liberals who have said the donations represent conflicts of interest for a potential president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but didn't Clinton vow to do this upon becoming the US's Secretary of State, if I recall correctly?!?

The major corporations love war, and Hillary will deliver them war.

And the country of Saudi Arabia wants military equipment, but still jails, chemically castrates, and executes its LGBTQ citizens, while allowing the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Nice company she keeps, through this foundation, doesn't she?!?

Aug 20 10:51

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 20 10:49

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 20 10:22

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

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

Aug 20 10:02

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 20 09:21

What have they done to Ryan Bundy?

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

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

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

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

Aug 20 09:12

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

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

Aug 20 08:55

WIKILEAKS: VOTE RIGGING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST DNC MOVES FORWARD

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Aug 20 08:53

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

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

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

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

Aug 20 08:49

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 20 08:40

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 20 08:31

CIA WHISTLEBLOWER JEFFREY STERLING CLOSE TO DEATH IN FEDERAL PRISON

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 20 08:30

Chuck Grassley Wants Answers From Loretta Lynch

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

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Aug 20 08:25

PORTLAND BANS ANTI-CLIMATE CHANGE MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

That would be both logical and intelligent.

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

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

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

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

Aug 20 08:16

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

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

1) Targeted voter suppression

2) Registration tampering

3) Illegal voter purges

4) Exit polling discrepancies

5) Evidence for voting machine tampering

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 20 08:12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very charming.

Reiter is damned lucky to be alive.

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

Aug 20 07:58

Hillary Clinton Vows To Shut Down Alternative Media

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

Aug 19 16:06

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

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

Aug 19 15:49

Liar, Liar: More bad news for Clinton

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

Aug 19 15:29

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

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

Aug 19 15:03

SJW Attack Survival Guide

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

Aug 19 12:10

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 19 12:04

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 19 11:41

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

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

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

Historical context

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

Aug 19 11:37

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 19 11:26

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 19 10:00

Ukraine may impose martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 19 09:55

US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Aug 19 09:38

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

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

Aug 19 09:36

Hillary Campaign Vows To Destroy Opposition Website

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 19 09:26

Congress Seeks to Establish Russia as Permanent Enemy

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crimea's case for leaving Ukraine

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

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

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

SOROS ADMITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR COUP AND MASS MURDER IN UKRAINE

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

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

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

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

Aug 19 08:12

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Aug 19 08:03

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 19 07:45

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

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

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

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

Aug 19 07:38

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

This was precisely a ransom for these prisoners.

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

Aug 19 07:18

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

The Crimes of Mena

The Mena Arkansas
Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Drug Connection

THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 19 06:57

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 19 06:43

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 18 18:53

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

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

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Aug 18 17:23

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

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

Aug 18 17:14

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

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

Aug 18 16:30

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

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

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

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

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

Read more at SHTF

Aug 18 16:05

Chart: Clinton Foundation Donations Linked to State Department Favors

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

Aug 18 15:56

‘Clinton Defense’ placing new burden on prosecutors…

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

Aug 18 14:58

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

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

Aug 18 14:48

Could Trump Hurt Both Parties?

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

Aug 18 14:42

Join The Lazy Man’s Party!

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

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