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April 22, 2016

Apr 22 07:08

GMO poison to be carpet bombed across 10,000 acres of Western Washington to kill moths

Washington residents should brace themselves for an aerial assault of GMO poison that is being launched throughout the Western part of the state in an attempt to prevent a widespread gypsy moth infestation.

Last weekend saw the launch of a pesticide-bacteria spraying campaign that was authorized by Washington State's Department of Agriculture (WSDA). The areas affected include around 7,000 acres near the Port of Tacoma, 640 acres along Old Pacific Highway SE near the Nisqually River, 600 acres near Gig Harbor, 640 acres near Kent, and 640 acres just north of the Lacey area.

The aim of this program is to kill European and Asian gypsy moths. The bacteria, which is known as Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has pesticide properties. In fact, the gene that is used to kill insects in GM crops actually comes from this bacteria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in effect, every edible plant in Washington State is now GMO!

Apr 22 07:07

Rabbi ruse: 'Jewish' religious teacher turns out to be Catholic cook, flees Polish town

A man who for years served as a community rabbi in the Polish town of Poznan has disappeared amid a shocking discovery that, far from having a holy background, he is in fact a Catholic cook.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putting matzo-balls in marinara sauce was the giveaway! :)

Apr 22 07:06

7 family members killed inside Ohio home, shooter still active – report

Seven members of the same family have been killed at an Ohio home, according to the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation. There is still an active shooter at the scene, local ABC affiliate WCPO reported.

The attorney general's office confirmed "multiple homicides" but refused to release additional information, WBNS reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prescription anti-depressants?

Apr 22 07:01

Why Anyone Who Votes For Hillary Is Ignorant, Stupid, And/Or Psychopathic

If the Democratic Party, for which I have voted throughout my life, nominates Hillary Clinton for President, then I (being neither ignorant, nor stupid, nor psychopathic) will consider the Democratic Party, and the people who vote for it, as being now run by psychopaths, and as relying upon votes from individuals who are ignoramuses and/or idiots — I’ll never again support the national Democratic Party.



Taboola
Apr 22 06:52

Farmers Sue USDA Over Organic Food Board

By Rose Bouboushian

(CN) — Federal regulators undermined the integrity of food standards by appointing unqualified individuals to decide what is “organic,” farmers claim in a federal complaint.

The Cornucopia Institute, an agriculture education public interest group of thousands of organic farmers and consumers, and two of its members filed the complaint Monday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in Madison, Wisconsin...

Apr 22 06:51

Silver Has Come Out of Gold's Shadow

Apr 22 06:43

Washington State Nuke Plant Leaks Thousands Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste

Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic."

Apr 22 06:42

DoD Bribes Corp To Back TPP, Reneges On Bribe

Footwear manufacturer New Balance was a loud dissenter of the TPP until the Department of Defense told the corporation they would award it a lucrative Pentagon contract for its shoe wear. They didn't deliver on their bribe - so now New Balance is back to speaking out against the trade agreement.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 22 05:38

Clinton will hold fundraiser in Tel Aviv

First, this just in. Hillary Clinton is going to have a fundraiser in Tel Aviv. Her Jewish outreach director will hold it. Remember that Clinton has pledged Haim Saban to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at Israel, so she’s putting her moneyraising where her mouth is.

Sarah Bard, Hillary Clinton's director of Jewish outreach, will headline a fundraiser in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 17. https://t.co/CEa4UrFyi3

— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 21, 2016

Clinton has also been raising a ton of pro-Israel money in L.A. Haim and Cheryl Saban have just kicked in another $2 million on top of $5 million they gave last year to her SuperPac, Priorities USA Action.

Apr 22 05:19

Harvard Law Student Asks Israeli Official Why She’s ‘So Smelly’

“My question is for Tzipi Livni—how is it that you are so smelly?” The student, a male third-year who is also the president of a student organization on campus, added, “It’s regarding your odor—about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly.”

Apr 22 04:57

Behind An Eye for An Eye

Flashback: Revenge, Hate and History



Apr 22 04:53

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary blasts mainstream daily’s anti-Semitic columns

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary wrote to a newspaper editor condemning what he said was a columnist’s anti-Semitic writings.
Note: Oh hum, another anti-Semitic whine. People aren't listening anymore.

Apr 22 04:48

"Liberation Seder" Protests in NYC, Boston, Chicago, D.C. and SF

In New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Jews have staged protests dubbed "Liberation Seder" to demand U.S. Jewish establishment groups end their support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Apr 22 04:45

Israel outraged by UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem sites

The resolution adopted by 33 countries condemns the Israeli government's stewardship of Jerusalem. The United Kingdom and the US abstained from the vote. (cowards)
Note: The whole world is OUTRAGED with Israel!

Apr 22 04:32

UK Issues Warning For LGBT Travelers Visiting North Carolina, But A-OK With Muslim Takeover of London

The British Foreign Office has issued a travel advisory warning LGBT people about North Carolina's new "controversial law" which "forces transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding only with the gender on their birth certificate," The Washington Post reports.

"The gender on their birth certificate," as the Post describes, is also known as their actual gender.



Apr 22 01:41

Obama: Britain MUST vote to remain in the European Union

Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War means America has a stake in the referendum debate.

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April 21, 2016

Apr 21 23:24

First the TSA Molested You, Now Airlines Are Going to Charge You MORE for Window and Aisle Seats

Ah yes. The modern art of flying. Such a privilege. A place where we can all feel like slaves together in a magical Constitution-free zone where we’re all guilty until proven innocent by people who have failed to catch or stop a single terrorist from boarding an airplane in the nearly 15 years since 9/11 and only even catch guns and bombs getting on planes a whopping five percent of the time, even though they terrorize the hell out of everyone and steal their stuff (including this reporter’s dangerous pimento cheese which they probably ate later like greedy little goblin creatures out of the blackest armpits of hell).

Well now, as if going through all of that just to get on the damn plane isn’t bad enough, airlines are trying to squeeze every drop of juice out of a raisin they can get by charging people extra for a window and/or aisle seat.

Apr 21 23:19

BEX ALERT - The Flashpoint Continues to Build: Intelligence Sources Indicate Russia May Be Planning A Spring Offensive

What is next on the global chessboard?

The Daily Mail’s Allan Hall reported that Vladimir Putin has been building a secret army of trained battle groups for close combat operations in Western Europe, specifically in Germany. These battle groups are reported as being ready to go into operation “at a moment’s notice.”

Wegmaster addition: FOX News has been screaming all morning about NATO ready to "counter Russian aggression by flooding the Baltic with NATO warships. These sphincters are really going to do it; they are going to start WW3 with Russia to distract their population from the crashing private central bank economies!



Owl 1
Apr 21 23:18

Video: Why the Central Bank Dropped Jackson on the $20 & Kept Hamilton on the $10

Let's not pretend that dollar isn't a tool of enslavement… Behind the news that Harriet Tubman will appear on the face of the $20 bill is a hidden struggle between the faction that wanted to kill the private central bank in America, and the faction that empowered it.

Originally, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was going to replace Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, on the $10 bill in favor of a woman's face (originally it was going to be Susan B. Anthony)

But former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was "appalled" and launched a revolt to oust President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill instead.

Why? Because Hamilton, on the $10, instituted a central bank and fought for strong central government, while Jackson, on the $20, vowed to kill the central bank.

Apr 21 22:58

Build A Storable Food Supply Without Breaking the Bank: “All About Self-Reliance”

You don’t necessarily have to pull out your wallet, and pay big bucks for storable food, emergency camping equipment, ammo and fatigues… though you can if you want.

Here are some good basics... because it isn't always time to go full commando on your preps.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 21 19:03

Hillary PAC Spends $1 Million To ‘Correct’ Commenters On Reddit And Facebook



Apr 21 16:57

27 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Walk Tall

By Natural Blaze

Rat race. Deadlines. The Jones’. It’s easy to forget that you are made from cosmic dust – that no scientist has traveled into the innermost recesses of your atoms, mind or soul.

Some experts are starting to blow the lid on the boundlessness of the human spirit and its return to infinite consciousness when we leave our earthly shells behind.

So why do we continue to live as though we only deserve to occupy the space of a postage stamp? That we should breathe as though not to fog up a window? Why do some of us look so downcast – why do we have “iPhone neck”?

If you knew your true power – what would you do? Maybe you just needed a reminder that your innermost self is an unbreakable diamond and you’re a regular superstar...

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Apr 21 15:57

Trump says Clinton won’t be indicted

Trump says Clinton won’t be indicted | Sanders to stay a Democrat | Kasich’s best month

Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton won’t be indicted over the email controversy the FBI is probing.

“I think the Democratic Party is going to protect her,” the Republican presidential front-runner told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly late Wednesday. “I don’t think she’s going to be indicted.” He also said that as president he would look at pursuing charges against Clinton, who used private email while secretary of state. The Washington Examiner has more on Trump’s interview.

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Apr 21 15:43

Carbon tax will cost Alberta families at least $1,000, Wildrose says

Alberta's NDP government is hiding the true effects of the carbon tax, which could cost families at least $1,000 more each year, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Monday.

Although low- and middle-income Albertans will receive rebates on the tax when it starts Jan. 1, 2017, Jean said they still will pay up to $700 extra.

Apr 21 15:42

Hillary Clinton's Wealthy Donors Revealed In Panama Papers

Names in the Panama Papers link Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off a big win in New York, and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to those who use offshore tax shelters.



Lockerdome
Apr 21 15:42

Race to ratify the Paris climate deal starts at the UN

The first significant step to putting the Paris Climate Agreement into practice will take place on Friday.

Around 155 countries are expected to formally sign the deal at the UN, setting in motion events that could see the treaty operational within a year.

Apr 21 15:38

Sears and Kmart Are Closing 78 More Stores

Sears Holdings SHLD -3.43% announced yet another round of store closings as it continues to shrink its fleet of stores amid chronic sales declines at its namesake department stores and the Kmart discount chain.

The retailer said it would close 68 Kmart locations and 10 Sears stores this summer. >>>

Apr 21 15:25

Iraq: Back To The Beginning

With the dispatch of 200 more troop to Iraq, bringing the total to some 4,000, the buildup to the Third Mideast War is approaching its climax. As pointed out here, US soldiers – previously described as “advisors” whose task is to “support” the Iraqis – are inching closer to the front lines. The loss of Staff Sergeant Louis F. Cardin, who came under attack from ISIS forces last month, brought home the fact that the Americans have been dragged back into the quagmire they thought they had escaped.

Apr 21 15:25

FBI spent over $1 million to unlock San Bernardino attacker's iPhone

(*Which loosley translates into The FBI spent our hard earnd dollars to hack an I-phone , with the intention to spy on all of us , only to come up empty on The San Bernadino suspects 'company' phone , like we all knew was going to happen , without spending a dime )



Apr 21 15:24

Why Is the Progressive Left Helping the Elite Elect Hillary?

Have you noticed that it is not only the presstitute media and the two establishment political parties that are beating up on Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump but also the progressive left? Sometimes the messages overlap so much that the progressive left sounds like the One Percent. But mainly the progressive left is down on Sanders because he is “not pure,” and they don’t like Trump because he hurts people’s feelings and doesn’t apologize.

This is astounding. Here we are faced with the corrupt media and the corrupt party establishments determined to put in the Oval Office a tried and proven agent of the One Percent, and the progressive left is beating up on the only two alternatives!

Apr 21 15:23

Spies' 'staggering' data requests revealed

Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised the collection of vast amounts of telecommunications data, documents reveal.

The documents also show that MI5 secretly collected large amounts of "anonymised" financial data.

Campaign group Privacy International said the documents show "the staggering extent of UK government surveillance".

Apr 21 15:22

Native Communities Fight Against Coal Mine near Texas-Mexico Border

By Derrick Broze

Around 150 protesters, representing several tribes and nations, gathered at the Texas-Mexico border to raise awareness about the environmental and cultural threats posed by a recently launched open-pit coal mine.

The Dos Republicas coal mine, located a few miles outside of Eagle Pass, Texas, has become the focus of controversy regarding the use of burial grounds and lands which are considered sacred by indigenous communities...

Apr 21 15:18

AMLC seeks FBI help on $81-M cyber heist

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is seeking the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in unmasking the persons behind the laundering of $81 million allegedly stolen by Chinese hackers from the account of the Bangladesh Bank in the US Federal Reserve Bank.

Julia Bacay-Abad, executive director of AMLC, admitted making the request at a hearing yesterday on the issue by the Senate Blue Ribbon committee.

“I was the one who requested assistance from the FBI,” Abad said in a reply to a query from Sen. Ralph Recto.

She also pointed out the AMLC has also sought the assistance of its counterpart in Hong Kong to check on the $20 million transferred to Hong Kong.



Apr 21 15:00

Obama’s UK Visit: The Hostile Reception For US President Over Brexit Vote ‘Meddling’

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”

Apr 21 14:32

This Industry Is Literally Making A Killing

The 2016 presidential elections are proving historic, and not just because of the surprising success of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, the lively debate among feminists over whether to support Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump’s unorthodox candidacy.

Apr 21 14:30

Legendary rock musician Prince dies after being treated for the flu

What we do know, for sure, is that the flu shot can in fact cause the flu. While vaccine makers and its defenders have adamantly denied this claim, Piers Morgan, a flu-shot proponent, unintentionally proved this claim correct after being injected with a flu vaccine on his show, only to fall ill with flu-like symptoms days later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is what happened, the corporate media will never admit it.

Apr 21 14:18

Truth Is The First Casualty Of War: Nagorno-Karabakh And Media Misinformation

“A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT IS SOMEONE WHO FLIES AROUND FROM HOTEL TO HOTEL AND THINKS THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT ANY STORY IS THE FACT THAT HE HAS ARRIVED TO COVER IT.” —TOM STOPPARD (“NIGHT AND DAY”)

The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom “truth is the first casualty of war” was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides, not to mention Tennyson’s overheated and wrong-headed poem.


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Owl 2
Apr 21 14:13

The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist

According to The Guardian's data editor Mona Chalabi, correcting people on their grammar mistakes is racist.

In her video "Grammar snobs are patronising, pretentious and just plain wrong," which was shared yesterday on YouTube, Chalabi attacks "grammar snobs" who she says are using "an elite and increasingly outdated form of the English language."

Chalabi argues that grammar "evolves" and attacks the "snobs" who believe we need a "common language" and "set of rules we can all understand."

Apr 21 13:41

Netanyahu’s mind and the Israelis’ detachment from reality

Lawrence Davidson says given the detachment of Israeli Jews from reality, positive change can only come from the outside, and he illustrate this with reference to an article in the Jerusalem Post by an Israeli sycophant of Binyamin Netanyahu.

Apr 21 13:33

‘Money Has Corrupted Our Government’ – Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Founders

Hundreds of protesters were arrested in Washington during a demonstration against the role of money in politics.

Apr 21 13:32

Outnumbering Births: Austria struggling to cope with asylum applications

‘This cannot become a permanent state of affairs!’ That's the demand from the president of Austria after revealing there were even more asylum applications than births in the country last year.



Apr 21 13:18

Media Uses Obama’s Hillary Defense in Order to Unseal “Classified” Court Files

Indeed, the government is simply asserting that all the information is “classified” as it often does when it refuses to make inconvenient material public. Just days ago President Obama seemed to admit that sometimes information is classified when it shouldn’t be. The commander-in-chief was downplaying the fact that his own secretary of state jeopardized national security by exclusively using a private, unprotected server to exchange classified information. “What I also know, because I handle a lot of classified information, is that there are — there’s classified, and then there’s classified,” Obama said during a nationally televised interview. “There’s stuff that is really top-secret, top-secret, and there’s stuff that is being presented to the president or the secretary of state, that you might not want on the transom, or going out over the wire, but is basically stuff that you could get in open-source.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hoist with their own petard!

Apr 21 13:06

Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Publishes Newspaper Story About 9/11 Truthers: "toxic silliness, bizarre Internet theorizing by fools & charlatans about how the Twin Towers were "really" destroyed by Jews, Illuminati, or space aliens"

Jared Kushner attended a Yeshiva school, specializing in the study of the Talmud. His newspaper the New York Observer, which he bought at age 25 in 2006, recently smeared 9/11 truthers as "fools" and "charlatans" who believe that Jews, the Illuminati, or space aliens did 9/11/2001.

Apr 21 13:04

Sean Hannity to Ted Cruz: "You gotta stop!"

Hannity: "You gotta stop! Every time I have you on the air, and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face."

Hannity continued: "I’m getting sick of it. I’ve had you on more than any other candidate on radio and TV. So if I ask you, Senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you just answer it?"

Realizing that he had made a big mistake, Cruz finally answered:

The gist of his answer was that "there is a second component beyond the elections, which is the individual delegates are elected by the people," "Donald Trump’s campaign does not know how to organize on the grass roots," so Cruz wins delegates "over and over and over again" and "the Donald Trump campaign does not seem capable of running a lemonade stand" and seems like “a Kim Kardashian reality show."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ted, I don't expect you to know the Constitution, since you are not a natural--born US citizen, but in point of fact there is no such thing as "second component beyond the elections."



Apr 21 12:52

UK Govt Squandering £100mns In Foreign Aid Money – MPs

Westminster is squandering hundreds of millions of pounds in foreign aid ring-fenced for humanitarian crises because government officials are unaware of how the money is being spent, MPs have warned.

Apr 21 12:39

Canada Announces They Will LEGALIZE Marijuana

Complete details on the legalization announcement.

INCLUDES GREAT VIDEO OF 420 PROTEST DAY ON PARLIAMENT HILL

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Apr 21 12:38

UKRAINE’S NEW SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT IS A NEO-NAZI

So much for plausible deniability. While apologists and propagandists for the government in Kiev have tried their best to dismiss concerns about the government’s connection to neo-fascist movements, the jig is undeniably up. The new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, is a longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the national socialist party of Ukraine. The party was recently renamed Svoboda which, along with many neofascists, has seen its political fortunes rise in the wake of the 2014 US-backed coup. Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War.

Apr 21 12:35

Lindsey Graham Blocks as Ryan, Obama Oppose 9/11 Bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham has placed a hold on legislation that would open the door for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.

Graham (R-S.C.), who is a co-sponsor of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, put the hold on his own bill over concerns that new changes could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.Edits made last week by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) might expand the scope, Graham told reporters on Tuesday, potentially putting the U.S. at risk of legal retaliation because of actions by individuals or unsavory allies.

“I want to make sure that anything we do doesn’t come to bite us,” Graham told reporters in the basement of the Senate.



Owl 3
Apr 21 12:26

BOMBSHELL: PANAMA PAPERS EXPOSE CLINTON’S ELITE AND CRIMINAL CAMPAIGN DONORS

As her clearly delusional and overtly corrupt supporters cheer her on, Hillary Clinton manages to avoid prosecution, scrutiny and maintains a public persona, thanks largely to the mainstream media, as if she is the nation’s wonderful mother figure. To the Futurama fans out there, however, the only motherly figure Hillary Clinton resembles is the not-so-wonderful Mom, from Momcorp. Still, her ardent supports overlook ties to the banking elite, her complete lack of accomplishments, and her horrific record overseas. But, thanks to the recently leaked Panama Papers, that public persona is getting peeled back layer by layer. Recently leaked names from the papers link the campaign financed-careers to Hillary and the former President Bill Clinton to those who use the offshore tax shelters. Not only do their financiers use unethical offshore tax-havens, but many of them out downright criminals.

Apr 21 12:23

LISTEN TO AN FBI “HONEYPOT” ON THE JOB

AFTER ONE WOMAN broke his heart, Khalil Abu Rayyan, a 21-year-old Michigan man, contemplated suicide. Then, when he confided his dark thoughts to another woman, she suggested he steer his violence toward other people. Both women, it turned out, were FBI honeypots, and one of the recorded conversations with Rayyan entered into ongoing court proceedings provides a rare glimpse into how federal informants work.

Apr 21 12:18

VA accused of shredding documents needed for veterans' claims

Investigators with the Department of Veterans Affairs audited 10 vererans benefits offices around the country and found that staff were destroying mail related to claims, according to a report by Military.com, citing an OIG report released on Thursday.

The surprise audit, which was conducted at the offices on July 20, 2015, came after reports of such document shredding in Los Angeles, the website reported.

Apr 21 12:10

Netanyahu, Putin tweak military coordination as Syria conditions change

Netanyahu's comments to diplomatic reporters by phone from Moscow came at the end of a two-and-a-half hour meeting he had with Putin in the Kremlin.

Netanyahu said that in light of security issues that he raised with Putin, the Russian leader recommended that OC Air Force Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, as well as Netanyahu's military attache Brig.-Gen Eliezer Toledano, hold an immediate meeting with his defense ministry.

“They went there and discussed in dealt the coordination between our armies on a number of issues that have been on the agenda,” Netanyahu said. “That is important because we must preserve the freedom of action of the IDF and the air force in areas that are important for our security. And I think that was achieved.”

Netanyahu said that “problems naturally arise” when you have two militaries operating so close to one another, and that “if you don't deal with that friction, it could develop into something much more serious, as we say on another front.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to ask myself: what did Putin and Russia get out of this deal?!?

What would have been the quid pro quo here?!?

Was he able to get Netanyahu to commit to no more firings into Syria from the Golan, so that the Russian and Syrian forces could clean out the jihadists once and for all?!?



Carambola
Apr 21 12:06

Snyder: State may not pay legal fees for those charged in Flint crisis

The criminal charges filed Wednesday against two state employees have resulted in both being suspended without pay, and the state may revisit the idea of continuing to pay the employees' legal fees, Gov. Rick Snyder said at a news conference Wednesday.

Apr 21 11:55

Ankara’s Support of Crimean Tatar Brigades to 'Seriously Threaten' Ukraine

The creation of a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in southern Ukraine would further destabilize the country and put in danger the lives of peaceful Tatar populations both in Crimea and Ukraine, Unver Sel, the head of the Turkish Federation of Crimean Tatar Communities, told Sputnik.

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In Putin We Trust! Crimean Tatars Slam Turkey Over Aggressive Stance Towards Russia
Turkish media is actively discussing the issue of possibly creating a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in the Southern Kherson Region of Ukraine, right next to Crimea. The Crimean Tatar autonomy in Ukraine would have their own military units, likely comprised of foreign mercenaries and other radicals from around the world.
Sel believes that a Crimean Tatar autonomy and the further rise of Tatar military brigades would lead to a big disaster in Ukraine:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What part of "this is a really bad idea" does Turkey's President Erdogan NOT understand here?!?

If enacted, it could cause serious military and social problems for Crimea; or perhaps, this is just what Erdogan wants to see happen, as a "distraction" to Russia while he goes after parts of Syria to potentially annex them for Turkey.

Apr 21 11:49

This is Why West Turns a Blind Eye to Saudis' Misdeeds in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal that will connect the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea bypassing the Strait of Hormuz controlled by the Iranians. Since the canal would pass the Shia territories in Yemen, Riyadh needs to take the country under full military control, Craig Murray notes.

"But where the West gets involved in conflict, it is almost always at base either about oil resources (e.g. Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Iraq) or oil routes (e.g. Afghanistan, Georgia, Balkans). It turns out that Britain's unflinching military support of Saudi Arabian aggression in Yemen is about oil routes," Murray elaborates.

But what lies at the root of the plan?
It is expected that the canal will allow ships to reduce their trip through the Strait of Hormuz almost by half. What is more important, Iran is keeping an eye on the strait. By bypassing Hormuz, Saudi Arabia hopes to overcome this "obstacle."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This canal, coupled with the Saudi ambition to control Yemen's oil reserves, and the port at Bab el-Mandab, are the unholy trinity of desires which fuel this immoral and horrific war against Yemen.

As reported at Sputniknews.com on 6 April of this year:

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160406/1037584835/saudi-arabia-yemen-gas-oil.html#ixzz46UKimCW5">Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. A Saudi banker displays the new one hundred riyal banknote bearing the portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a bank in Riyadh, 05 June 2007 © AFP 2016/ HASSAN AMMAR Out of Money: Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot by Dropping Oil Prices According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a "small" energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day.

So, the US government just turns a blind eye to the atrocities and war crimes committed on a daily basis by the Saudi military in Yemen.

Apr 21 11:39

Obama administration refuses to fire or prosecute two Veterans Administration officials who stole $400,000 from the Veterans Administration

The Obama administration has decided that it will neither fire nor prosecute two Veterans Administration officials who have stolen $400,000 from the Veterans Administration.

This does not surprise me.

It disgusts me.

But it does not surprise me.......

Apr 21 11:37

'Not My Chancellor': Merkel rating drops after allowing prosecution of Erdogan-mocking comic

Angela Merkel's decision to appease Turkey, by agreeing to prosecute a German comedian for writing an insulting poem against President Erdogan has dealt a big blow to her approval ratings at home.

Apr 21 11:35

Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves “Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony “ by Mac Slavo

It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar.

And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.

The Saudis are now openly threatening to take down the U.S. economy in the ongoing fallout over collapsing oil prices and tense geopolitical events involving the 9/11 cover-up. The New York Times reports:

Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

China has been working for years to establish global currency status, and will strengthen the yuan by backing it with gold in moves clearly designed to cripple the role of the dollar. Zero Hedge reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not if, but when the dollar no longer maintains its global hegemony.

And many times, monetary wars turn into actual shooting wars, and the US seems to be very close to starting those wars with both Russia and China, to prevent this.

I am doing my best to be the voice of calm, rational thinking here; but please, prepare yourself, if you have not already, for what may be a very difficult transitional time for this economy and nation.

Apr 21 11:26

State Department Office Removed Benghazi Files After Congressional Subpoena

State Department officials removed files from the secretary’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.

Attorneys for the State Department said the electronic folders, which contain hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were belatedly rediscovered at the end of last year.

They said the files had been overlooked by State Department officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient for Secretary Clinton; except that now, this fact is going to come back to haunt her campaign, big-time!!

Timing is everything; and the timing of this transfer of files "for archiving" speaks volumes about how completely bogus the original cover-up of what really happened here was.

This woman has all the credibility of a dead tree stump; and I am going to get nasty emails from dead tree stumps on this one!!

Apr 21 11:26

Bahrain's parliament calls on state to declare war on Iran and Hezbollah

The Parliament in Bahrain issued a statement calling on the government to declare war on Iran and its client terror organization in Lebanon, Hezbollah, following recurrent terror attacks against the state's security forces.

Apr 21 11:24

Fluoride Now Linked to Neurotoxicity Pandemic and Development of the A-Bomb

Waking Times

Researchers have named fluoride as one of the key causes of a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” in a peer-reviewed paper. This adds to its nefarious history by linking the widely used chemical to the manufacture of the ‘A’ bomb – yet your government is likely still adding sodium fluoride to your drinking water.

Apr 21 11:08

THE SUNE FINALLY SETS: SunEdison Files For Bankruptcy

Clean Energy dies another death, and this one was especially enjoyable.

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Apr 21 11:08

Criminal Charges for 3 Over Flint Water Crisis is “Only the Beginning”

Attorney General Bill Schuette did state that these charges are “only the beginning” and that no one guilty will be able to escape justice because “no one is above the law.”

Apr 21 11:08

Is The U.S. Backing Rousseff’s Ouster In Brazil? Opposition Holds Talks In D.C. As Obama Stays Quiet

On Sunday, Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted 367 to 137 to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

Apr 21 11:07

EXCLUSIVE: Quaker instant oatmeal and Silk non-GMO soy creamer found contaminated with alarming levels of glyphosate weed killer... and they're not even GMO!

According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.

The test results, achieved via the ELISA methodology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), are astonishing for two reasons:

1) They are extremely high, far surpassing the levels of glyphosate that have so far been detected in other foods.

2) Oats are not GMO! While glyphosate might be expected at some concentrations in GM soy and other herbicide resistant crops, very few people are aware that glyphosate is being routinely sprayed on wheat, barley and oat crops as a powerful desiccant, right before harvest.

Apr 21 11:05

THE BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY: A LEGACY OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

At the trial, his government-appointed counsel stated that he was guilty, and he himself admitted his guilt, and said that he was sorry. But that is all he said. To this day he has never explained how he and his brother ever became terrorists.

He couldn’t tell us if he wanted to. Since his arrest he’s been held under unusual Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), which prevent him from communicating with the outside world. Strikingly, SAMs have also been imposed on his attorneys. The government maintains that SAMs are necessary to prevent prisoners from inciting others to commit acts of terrorism.

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Apr 21 11:01

Washington Attempts To Break the Truce by Accusing Syrian Government of Airstrikes against Civilians

According to reports of Western media that refer to the propagandistic “Syrian Observatory for human rights”, on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, as a result of two strikes of the air force of Syria in Idlib province about 44 people were killed.

According to the source in the Syrian General Staff, April 19the Syrian Air Forces did not provide any combat sorties in Idlib province, as all the forces were deployed to repel the attack of terrorists in the Latakia and Aleppo provinces.

Propaganda and contradictory messages

Apparently, this is another fake of militants whose goal is to justification of “the Riyadh group” rejection to continue the negotiations in Geneva under the pretext of accusations of the Syrian government in attacks against civilians.

Interestingly, that one of the first media agencies who published this information was the Turkish propaganda Agency “Anadolu”. Erdogan’s media refers to its own sources in the ranks of the fighters:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

Apr 21 10:56

Using lead pipes to carry water supply was stopped after 1970, but a new study shows they may have links to violent crime

The use of lead in water pipes has been linked to cities with soaring murder rates , according to a new study.

US cities which were found to have lead water pipes were also found to have higher murder rates in the first half of the 20th century.

The report says that on average “cities that used lead water pipes had homicide rates that were twenty-four percent higher than cities that did not".

Apr 21 10:53

The Occupied Mentality Syndrome

Since the Korean War, but particularly since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 until today, the United States has been steadily escalating its military presence in the Persian Gulf.

Apr 21 10:53

FCC Commissioner: We were told to be quiet on 'Obamaphone' fraud

Apr 21 10:46

Sadr Threatens More Protests; 165 Killed in Iraq

Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to continue peaceful protests, while he warned the government against interfering with the demonstrations. Currently, the protesters are limited to using Tahrir Square. Sadr also asked lawmakers who are loyal to him to cease participating in a sit-in that is underway inside Parliament, so that a quorum can be reached. However, he doesn’t want them participating in any voting or procedures except electing a new Cabinet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The deaths here are horrific,and the US government has no one but itself to blame here for the immoral and illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, coupled with de-Baathifcation.

And Muqtada al Sadr?!?

He isn't going anywhere.

And to those in the bowels of power in DC, who might be mulling some kind of assassination strike against him, to protect the Al-Abadi government; in the immortal words of Tony Soprano "Fuggetaboutit!"

What this would do is generate a revolution in Iraq that would make the 79 revolution in Iran seem like a walk in the woods for American interests in this country.

Apr 21 10:24

George Soros Warns "China Resembles US In 2008", Hard Landing "Practically Unavoidable"

China's credit growth in March (and $1 trillion surge in total social financing in Q1) is a "warning sign" according to billionaire George Soros, "because it shows how much work is needed to stop the slowdown." Speaking at an event in new York this evening, Soros commented on "troubling developments" in China, the anti-corruption drive's impact on capital outflows and the real-estate bubble "feeding on itself." His conclusion, rather ominously, was that despite all the naysayers and fiction-peddlers, China "resembles US in 2007-8," before credit markets seized up and spurred a global recession.

As Bloomberg reports, Billionaire investor George Soros said China’s debt-fueled economy resembles the U.S. in 2007-08, before credit markets seized up and spurred a global recession.

Apr 21 10:22

EPA Chief: 'Absolutely no reason' to measure the global temperature impact of our climate regs

Apr 21 10:20

Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast - the third major earthquake within a week.

The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai.

To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.

Apr 21 10:17

NATO to Condemn Russia at Planned Meeting

Russia and NATO haven’t had any joint meetings in nearly two years, but got together today, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is important to keep the line of communications open. In practice, it was just an excuse for the US et al, to condemn Russia.

US officials are complaining about incidents in the Baltic Sea, claiming “Russian aggression” there, and in Ukraine, even though the Ukraine “war” they’ve been condemning Russia over has been in a state of ceasefire for well over a year.

Russia’s not to happy with those Baltic issues either, insisting the US was deliberately trying to intimidate Russia by parking destroyers off the coast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, and flying spy planes around on the outskirts of Russian airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way the US and NATO have been parking resources and troops around Europe, coupled with massive exercises on Russia's border, concretely telegraphs that some kind of military aggression against Russia is on its way; they only question is when.

Apr 21 10:17

Senators Challenge US Military Aid To Saudi Arabia

Until recently, the US relationship to Saudi Arabia has been one of those things that we’re not allowed to do anything about. There’s death and taxes, and the US is joined at the hip to Saudi Arabia. There’s nothing to do.

Apr 21 10:11

US death row study: 4% of defendants sentenced to die are innocent

At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.

A team of legal experts and statisticians from Michigan and Pennsylvania used the latest statistical techniques to produce a peer-reviewed estimate of the “dark figure” that lies behind the death penalty – how many of the more than 8,000 men and women who have been put on death row since the 1970s were falsely convicted.

The team arrived at a deliberately conservative figure that lays bare the extent of possible miscarriages of justice, suggesting that the innocence of more than 200 prisoners still in the system may never be recognised.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But they look good on some prosecutor's resume, and that's what matters!

Apr 21 10:10

Debunking The 28 Pages Of The 9/11 Report

Today James joins Dan Dicks on PFT Live to discuss the 28 pages and the move to blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11. What are the 28 pages really about?

Apr 21 10:09

Diplomats Warn Syrian Peace Talks Could Be Done for ‘At Least a Year’

With the rebels withdrawing from the Geneva peace talks and gearing up for the resumption of the Syrian Civil War, diplomats are desperately scrambling to try to keep the process going, and warning that if this round collapses, there won’t be another chance at serious talks for “at least a year.”

The rebel High Negotiation Committee (HNC), which represents only some rebels, pulled out citing anger over the Syrian offensive against al-Qaeda-held territory in Aleppo Province. Before that, there wasn’t much progress in the talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US wants these talks to fail miserably as an "excuse" for a major invasion, which could well lead to war with Russia.

Apr 21 10:09

UK Brexit Vote Consequences For US: Amid Tied Polls, Obama To Encourage EU Solidarity Ahead Of Referendum

On the occasion of a diplomatic visit to Britain this week, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to weigh in on the continuing Brexit debate and urge British citizens to consider keeping the country in the European Union when they vote in the June referendum.

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"See, we need the EU to stick together, then merge with the NAU, and everywhere else, to create a global government ... with me as its supreme leader for life!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 10:07

European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi Expected To Fend Off German Criticism During Thursday Meeting

The European Central Bank is unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus when its governing council meets Thursday. Instead, ECB officials, including President Mario Draghi, are likely to focus on defending the central bank’s dovish policy that has recently come under severe criticism in Germany.

“We’re clearly getting to the point where each additional dose of easing is not bringing much in term of economic outcome,” Andrew Bosomworth, head of Pimco’s German portfolio management team, told the Wall Street Journal. “Worries are starting to creep in.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, pouring trillions of new wealth into the pockets of the money-junkies doesn't help the general population? Who woulda thunk it!!!!!!

Apr 21 10:06

Billionaire Koch brothers allegedly fund pro-uranium mining plans in Grand Canyon – report

Moguls Charles and David Koch are reportedly funding an Arizona-based company that's been pushing against a plan to make Grand Canyon area a natural monument with no uranium mining allowed.

Those who are in favor of the plan include the majority of local residents, environmental groups and Native American tribes.

In January, a survey showed that over 80 percent of Arizonans supported the proposal, and nearly half of the population specifically said that more should be done to protect the Grand Canyon and the 7,000 square kilometers around it.

Apr 21 10:05

Dear Hillary Clinton: pay attention.

Apr 21 10:04

US Officials Say Russia Preparing For Aleppo Offensive As Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Collapses

A report today in the Wall Street Journal cites a "senior US defense official" as saying that Russia has deployed artillery units near Aleppo, as regime-allied forces prepare for a new assault.

After the partial cease-fire took effect in late February, U.S. intelligence agencies tracked the movement of Russian artillery units south to areas where the Assad regime at the time was fighting Islamic State militants, particularly in the Tadmur and Palmyra areas. Russian troops directly man the artillery pieces, which have been used with devastating effect on the battlefield since last year, according to U.S. officials. Russia has also deployed advisers to support the Assad regime in its military campaign, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...raising US alarm about Moscow's intentions..." MY ASTROLABE!!

First, let us get this straight: the Russians are in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government.

Russia has been zapping any and ALL jihadists (including those funded and supplied by the US government).

Aleppo has been the de-facto capital of ISIS, ever since they took over there. Once the jihadists are uprooted in Aleppo, it is all but over for the alleged "Syrian moderate opposition" (of which there are none!!), and then Al Assad is in a position of real strength with any negotiating he might be doing with his opposition.

You don't have to be Fellini to figure this one out; there will be an assault on Aleppo; most likely it will be liberated by the Syrians, working with the Russians; and the US government will, once again, NOT have its regime change in Syria.

THAT is why US officials are being so petulant about this; they know what is coming, and have absolutely no way to stop it, save possibly a desperate decap strike against Al-Assad in Damascus itself, which could well mean war with Russia.

Apr 21 10:03

Tens Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactivity Leaked Into Columbia River

Apr 21 09:56

Devastating Radioactive Leak In Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Facility Sparks Outrage

By Brianna Blaschke

A nuclear leak in Washington has allowed for 3,500 gallons of radioactive waste to be released – and the federal government is trying to claim no harm will come.

A massive radioactive leak was discovered this past Sunday at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. Officials have stated that the original container holding the radioactive material has slowly been trickling out roughly 70 gallons since 2011, though they have not determined what accelerated the problem. They are set to begin pumping an estimated 3,000-3,500 gallons of waste back into storage containers...

Apr 21 09:54

6 Reasons Why Most Scientific Research is Fake, False or Fraudulent

How often do scientists smugly quote the latest research on a topic only later to be made the fool by insider revelations that published research in peer-reviewed journals is abjectly false? This happens so frequently now, that it has become clear: Science is broken, and most scientific research is fraudulent.

It isn’t broken like a bike needing a new tire, or even an outdated paradigm that has reached its tipping point, as in the time of the renaissance. Modern science is broken for reasons that might shock you.

First, there’s a replication crisis. More and more studies simply cannot be replicated, so any false theories are not thrown out, but left floating as acceptable ‘fact’ in the hallowed scientific ethers, when they are nothing more than studies paid for and promoted by the companies who have a marked interest in proving their personal hypothesis.

Apr 21 09:54

9/11 coverup czar Zelikow "doesn't know what the real story is"

Philip Zelikow, a self-described expert in "the creation and maintenance of public myths," wrote the 9/11 Commission Report in chapter outline before the Commission even convened.

Zelikow, architect of the Bush Doctrine of framing criminal wars of aggression as "pre-emptive wars," is the co-author of an astonishingly precognitive 1998 Foreign Affairs article speculating about the likely political and cultural consequences of a massive Pearl Harbor style event such as the destruction of the World Trade Center – a catastrophe that, he said, would split time into a dimly-remembered "before" and an Orwellian "after."

Zelikow is on record stating that the 9/11 wars were not about defending the US from any threat. Instead, they were about "the threat that dare not speak its name" – the threat to Israel.

Apr 21 09:53

Drone believed to have hit British Airways flight 'may have been a plastic bag'

The drone that reportedly hit a British Airways jet earlier this week may have actually been a plastic bag, a minister has said.

Transport minister Robert Goodwill admitted authorities had not yet confirmed whether what struck the Airbus A320 was a remote-controlled device.

Apr 21 09:52

Landmark $15M settlement in Census Bureau background-check lawsuit

In 2010, Houser, then 69, became a lead plaintiff in the federal class-action suit against the Census Bureau. The suit alleged the bureau's hiring policies involving criminal-background checks discriminated disproportionately against African Americans and Latinos, because their arrest and conviction rates tend to be higher.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, basically, an employer can now be sued for refusing to hire past criminals in certain ethnic groups.

Apr 21 09:49

2016: the Year Americans Learned Their Elections Are Rigged

The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.

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Apr 21 09:47

White House: Obama 'cleared the air' with Saudi Arabia

The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying, with administration officials saying that President Barack Obama "really cleared the air" with King Salman at a meeting Wednesday.

Yet even as White House officials stressed that the leaders made progress, a prominent member of the Saudi royal family told CNN "a recalibration" of the U.S.-Saudi relationship was needed amid regional upheaval, dropping oil prices and ongoing strains between the two longtime allies.
Obama landed in Riyadh earlier Wednesday for a summit with Gulf leaders and spent two-and-a-half hours meeting with the 80-year-old monarch on issues that have recently strained the alliance, including the conflict in Yemen, the role of Iran, Lebanon's instability and the fight against ISIS, U.S. officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama "Cleared the air" with King Salman?!?

Pardon my Serbo-Croatian, but what the flip does that even mean?!?

Is Saudi Arabia still executing those in this country who disagree, even a bit, with the opinions of officialdom there, or with the House of Saud?!?

Hell, yes!

Is Saudi Arabia still murdering innocent Yemenites through attacks that very much smack of war crimes?!?

Hell, yes!

Is Saudi Arabia still funding some of the most violent, vicious jihadis in the Middle East and beyond?!?

Hell, yes!

So, unless President Obama's idea of "clearing the air" means Beijing levels of pollution so bad that breathing immediately becomes gasping, utterly nothing has been gained from this trip.

In fact, President Obama's trip to Riyadh has simply legitimised everything horrific about this country which civilised people detest.

Apr 21 09:47

All diesel cars tested break emissions limits when driven on road

All diesel vehicles tested by the government in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal fail to meet EU standards for nitrogen oxide pollution when driven in the real world, with some emitting up to 12 times more than the limits.

Apr 21 09:47

Mexico Popocatepetl Volcano Eruption Update: Ash Too Dangerous, Can Damage Plane Engines

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano had an overnight explosion on Monday, April 18, giving out ashes all over the country's major city Puebla. The eruption has prompted the city airport to pause its operations.

Apr 21 09:44

Choosing to Skip the Upgrade and Care for the Gadget You’ve Got

Many tech companies are trying to train people to constantly upgrade their gadgets — part ways with a device, the argument goes, as soon as something newer and faster comes along. Companies like Apple, AT&T and T-Mobile USA now offer early upgrade plans that allow consumers to buy a new cellphone every year. Philip W. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for worldwide marketing, said at a product event last month that it was “really sad” that more than 600 million computers in use today are more than five years old.

Mr. Lai’s behavior might be extreme, but his experience with the Palm Treo illustrates there is another way: If you simply put some maintenance into electronics as you would a car, you can stay happy with your gadgets for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this economy, buying a new gadget every few years just isn't practical, and Windows 10 just reminded us all that the new upgrade may be a lot worse than what you just tossed in the trash! Any corporation whose business model depends on customers constantly upgrading hardware is doomed to fail.

Apr 21 09:39

Chemotherapy kills far more Americans than all acts of war, suicide and terrorism combined

Since 2000, according to the tracking site Pharma Death Clock, more than 16.3 million people have died from chemotherapy – more than wars, terrorism and suicide, combined.

"While drug companies profit billions, people are dying by the millions," the site notes.

In addition to chemotherapy, there are scores of other deaths that were all caused by modern medicine, like hospital errors (as of this writing 7,176,929), medical error (1,598,497), hospital infections (1,223,340) and surgery-related death (521,958), among others.

Apr 21 09:38

Flint, Michigan water quality scientists charged with felony conspiracies... altered lead contamination data... committed scientific fraud that harmed the public

The charges filed include felony official misconduct, conspiracy and tampering with evidence. The individuals charged with the crimes now face up to five years in prison. While serving time in prison, ironically, they will likely receive cleaner water than what they fed to the residents of Flint.

What's notable here is that one of the individuals, Mike Prysby, is an official with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). I have personally come to know that the DEQ of Michigan is an extremely corrupt, criminally-run organization, so it's absolutely no surprise to me that this individual allegedly committed fraud as part of the cover-up.

Apr 21 09:35

Judge accused of buying cocaine should stay on bench, says judicial watchdog

The Canadian Judicial Council has ignored the advice of its own in-house inquiry and recommended that a judge investigated for a suspected drug offence not be removed from office.

The recommendation from the council to Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould seems sure to end more than three years of uncertainty for Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard.

Apr 21 09:35

The Mainstream Media Proclaims Democrats' Race Over, but Ignore Undemocratic Primary Process

The inclusion of superdelegates and exclusion of independents from many Democratic primaries makes the Democratic Party far less democratic than many assumed. This is the prerogative of the Party, of course. But the mainstream media have a responsibility to let people know all this, for the purpose of assessing the significance of a given primary outcome.

What do you think?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think it is time to invest in tar and feathers.

Apr 21 09:33

Boeing S.C. to offer 200 engineers voluntary layoff

Boeing South Carolina plans to cut an undisclosed number of engineering positions through a voluntary layoff program — a first for the company’s North Charleston Dreamliner operations.

Apr 21 09:33

F**king Unbelievable! Illegal Immigrants Placed Homes Of Other Illegal That We Pay For!

IMMIGRANT KIDS PLACED WITH ADULTS WHO ARE IN US ILLEGALLY

Apr 21 09:31

The Church’s Turning Toward Nonviolence

For the last 1700 years, as we all know, Christians have waged war, led crusades, burned women at the stake, systematically persecuted Jews and Muslims, kept millions of people as slaves, ran concentration camps, blessed conquest, prayed for successful bombing raids, and built and used nuclear weapons. Throughout Catholic history, Jesus’ teachings of nonviolence were rarely discussed, much less implemented.

Until last week. Eighty of us from 25 nations were invited to the Vatican last week for the first ever conference to discuss formally abandoning the so-called “just war” theory and formally returning the Church to the nonviolence of Jesus. This was the first ever gathering of its kind in history!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacifist activist, who advocates for US governmental good-faith negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical disputes, rather than war, I kind of like where this movement appears to be going!! :-)

Apr 21 09:31

West Haven I-95 billboard on USS Liberty is anti-Israel, critics charge

A billboard on Interstate 95 is sparking outrage from a local lawyer and criticism from the Anti-Defamation League for what they say is its anti-Israel message.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is an established historical fact that Israel did indeed attack the USS Liberty, killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 174. Saying that reporting Israel's crimes is anti-Israel is like saying reporting on the crimes of the Nazis is anti-German!

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Now, if you want to live in a world where Israel's government decides what you can know and not know ... please move to Israel, and leave our freedom of speech alone!

Apr 21 09:18

MPs Brand Cameron ‘Racist’ After PM Claims London Mayor Candidate ‘Shared Stage With Pro-ISIS Imam’

Cries of “racist” drowned out British PM David Cameron as he delivered a speech accusing Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan of repeatedly appearing with an imam he says “supports Islamic State.” The imam turns out to be an active Tory supporter, however.

Apr 21 09:18

222 GOP Delegates for Pennsylvania

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you will be voting in the Pennsylvania GOP Primary, you need to print out this article and take it with you. The GOP ballots do not have a choice between Trump and Cruz, but only a list of delegates, and does NOT show who the delegates support. It's just another slimy trick to disenfranchise the voters and allow the GOP party hacks pick their candidate. This article shows which delegates support which candidates.

Apr 21 09:15

Britain will take 3,000 MORE refugees from the Middle East as ministers admit previous promises did not go far enough

The new group is being taken in on top of the 20,000 refugees Britain has already taken in from refugees camps around Syria.

Apr 21 09:14

'Do you prefer space rockets or teleportation?' This is the question the Government is asking the unemployed to help them find a job

What is your preferred mode of transport? Space rocket, speed-walking, limousine or teleportation?

This is one of the bizarre questions the Government is asking unemployed people to help them find a job.

Jobseekers are also asked whether they would like to be a kangaroo, a dolphin or a beaver; which of Mother Teresa, Stephen Hawking or Alan Titchmarsh they would like to have a coffee with and which cartoon characters they like the most.

After answering seven multiple-choice questions, the quiz tells you which profession you are best suited to.

I qualify to be a teleporting kangaroo in a wheelchair.

Apr 21 09:05

Putin-Netanyahu Talks Important After Abbas' Visit to Moscow - Kremlin

Talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin are particularly important at this time, in light of the recent Moscow visit by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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Looks like Putin may be stepping int to fill the role of impartial arbiter between Israel and Palestine long abandoned by the US.

Apr 21 09:04

Over €100 billion laundered in Germany every year: report

Germany is considered an El Dorado for criminals who want to launder their money, a study for the Finance Ministry has found.

Apr 21 09:03

CIA Agents in Russia

Diagnosis of the "Professional" system, by M. Kryzhanovsky.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Impressive bunch, yes?

Apr 21 09:02

Dutch Court Overturns $50 Billion Ruling Against Russia in Yukos Case

Dutch Court rules Hague Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear Yukos case in significant legal victory for Russia

Apr 21 09:02

Koch brothers behind group attempting to derail ban on uranium mining in Grand Canyon: report

Billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are channeling money into an Arizona-based organization that’s fighting a plan that would include a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.

A proposal to declare the area around the Grand Canyon a national monument – Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument – calls for protecting 1.7m acres of land from uranium mining. A number of environmental groups and native tribes as well as the vast majority of Arizonans support the plan.

Still, a handful of Arizona Republicans and a major not-for-profit group are trying to block it. Much of the group’s efforts apparently are being funded by the Koch brothers, according to Greg Zimmerman of the Center for Western Priorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF something being pushed is environmentally vile but potentially enormously profitable, look for this "gruesome twosome" to be close at hand.

Apr 21 09:01

BRICS Under Attack: Western Banks, Governments Launch Full-Spectrum Assault On Russia

Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare -- each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin

Apr 21 09:00

Osborne Agrees To Money-Laundering Amendment That Could Exempt MPs From Rules

Apr 21 08:59

Now Russia Makes an Organic Revolution

As if it were not enough that Vladimir Putin’s Russia makes a monkey out of the US “anti-ISIS” campaign in Syria by accomplishing more in six months to damage the terrorist advance in that country than the Pentagon managed, with its suspiciously ineffective campaign in fourteen months. Now Russia delivers a huge slap in the face to US agribusiness domination of global food trade by deciding to make Russia the world’s largest exporter of healthy, non-GMO, non-industrial food.

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"YOU WILL NOT BUY HEALTHY FOOD! YOU WILL EAT THE PROFITABLE TOXIC SLOP WE SELL YOU AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 08:58

Iraqi Shiite militias say US troops ‘forces of occupation,’ demand withdrawal

Iran-backed Shiite militia forces in Iraq have strongly opposed new US troops deployed in the country. The militias warned that if Washington does not withdraw its forces "immediately," they will deal with them "as forces of occupation."

Apr 21 08:57

ADL Vs. JEWS OF CONSCIENCE

Police arrested seventeen activists denouncing the “Jewish establishment’s support of the occupation of Palestine” on April 20 in the lobby of the Anti-Defamation League during one of a series of Passover protests organized by anti-occupation group If Not Now.

Apr 21 08:57

BBC Coverage Of Queen’s 90th Birthday Is ‘Out Of Touch With Reality’ – Republic

BBC coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday is “out of touch with reality,” according to anti-monarchy group Republic, which accuses the broadcaster of ignoring corruption in its gushing celebration of the royal family.

Apr 21 08:56

Israel - Map Censorship

What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

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Apr 21 08:55

SAUDI PR FIRM RAN TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION COALITION AKA ISIS

n 2014, consultants at the PR firm Qorvis developed content for the Saudi Arabia embassy's YouTube and Twitter pages, and ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.

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The following can be read on the website of Qorvis MSLGROUP: and please note the timing of the date in the blurb:

, Qorvis MSLGROUP: Qorvis MSLGROUP works with the Saudi Embassy to affirm the importance of the Saudi/U.S. relationship. Since 2001, Qorvis MSLGROUP has implemented a multifold campaign; including, media relations, advertising, government relations, grassroots action, and social and digital media. The overall objectives are to reach out to the media with factual information and provide access to Saudi officials; promote Saudi Arabia as an ally in the war on terrorism; meet with key law makers on the Hill, as well as within the administration, to emphasize Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally; and educate the American people about Saudi Arabia and the region.

I have to wonder; was it before or after 9/11 that this group was engaged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?!?

And please remember; Saudi financing spawned many terrorist organisations.

As reported at salon.com in January of 2016:

“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history. The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it. Journalist Abby Martin devoted an episode of her show “The Empire Files” to exploring the Saudi-U.S. relationship. The episode, aptly titled “Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt,” displays the brutality of the monarchy in excruciating detail. “If the Saudi kingdom were an enemy of the U.S. government, we’d be shown these images and facts every day on the mainstream media,” Martin observes. The internal repression and human rights abuses inside Saudi Arabia is one thing. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is the monarchy’s support for violent religious extremism. It is here that Chomsky’s advice on stopping terrorism becomes so important. By continually aligning itself with the Saudi regime, the U.S. is fueling the very fire it is fighting in the so-called War on Terror. Saudi Arabia is a theocratic absolute monarchy that governs based on an extreme interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law). It is so extreme, it has been widely compared to ISIS. Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud characterized Saudi Arabia in an op-ed in The New York Times as “an ISIS that has made it.” “Black Daesh, white Daesh,” Daoud wrote, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.” “In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other,” Daoud continued. “This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.” Since the November Paris attacks, in which 130 people were massacred in a series of bombings and shootings for which ISIS claimed responsibility, the West has constantly spoken of the importance of fighting extremism. At the same time, however, the U.S., U.K., France, and other Western nations have continued supporting the Saudi regime that fuels such extremism. Saudi political dissidents like Turki al-Hamad have constantly argued this point. In a TV interview, al-Hamad insisted the religious extremism propagated by the Saudi monarchy “serves as fuel for ISIS.” “You can see [in ISIS videos] the volunteers in Syria ripping up their Saudi passports,” al-Hamad said. “In order to stop ISIS, you must first dry up this ideology at the source. Otherwise you are cutting the grass, but leaving the roots. You have to take out the roots,” he added. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, scholar Yousaf Butt stressed that “the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical ‘Wahhabi’ strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.” “If the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator,” Butt warned. In the past few decades, the Saudi regime has spent an estimated $100 billion exporting its extremist interpretation of Islam worldwide. It infuses its fundamentalist ideology in the ostensible charity work it performs, often targeting poor Muslim communities in countries like Pakistan or places like refugee camps, where uneducated, indigent, oppressed people are more susceptible to it. Whether elements within Saudi Arabia support ISIS is contested. Even if Saudi Arabia does not directly support or fund ISIS, however, Saudi Arabia gives legitimacy to the extremist ideology ISIS preaches. What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by WikiLeaks admit “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

To paraphrase the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: THERE's our problem!!"

As I type this, I am watching a little clip of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week; and I am more than willing to bet that not a word was said about either domestic abuses of power, against internal Saudi critics, or the funding of violent Jihadists abroad.

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, the President has become the enabler-in-chief of a very inhumane regime and monarchy. Qorvis MSLGROUP, lying through its collective teeth, characterises the Saudi Government as "an ally in the war on terror" when, in fact, it is encouraging, and funding jihadists world-wide.

This CANNOT be allowed to stand.

Apr 21 08:49

Israel’s nuclear arsenal biggest regional threat: Top Iranian official

The Tel Aviv regime, which pursues a policy of so-called deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear bombs, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The regime has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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... which makes every penny of your tax dollars sent to Israel by the US Government a crime under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, both of which expressly forbid US aid to nations in possession of nuclear weapons technology that refuse to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections.

Apr 21 08:48

‘Islamic State, We Own You!’ Hackers Hijack Twitter Accounts Used By ISIS Propagandists

A small group of hackers has started a new offensive against Islamic State.

Apr 21 08:47

Russian military removes all mines & bombs in historic Palmyra

Russian engineers have successfully completed clearing the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra of explosives left behind by Islamic State. Nearly 3,000 explosive devices on around 230 hectares (2.3 sq km) of the World Heritage site have been defused.

Apr 21 08:45

It begins: Secretive FISA court rules FBI's NSA-style Surveillance programs should be used for ordinary crimes

Webmaster addition: FISA does not actually have jurisdiction inside the United States. The court is part of the FOREIGN Intelligence Surveillance Act, and only has legal jurisdiction for surveillance requests involving communications outside the United States.

Apr 21 08:44

America's Labor Unions Are Increasingly Standing with Palestine

The Israeli government and its American allies have spent millions of dollars to destroy the credibility of the BDS advocates. It does not seem to have succeeded.

Apr 21 08:43

The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children

There is such a dramatic increase in the prescribing of antidepressants for children in the West, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look – and is becoming concerned.

As reported by the BBC, the increases are sizable: 60 percent in Denmark; 49 percent in Germany; 26 percent in the United States; and 17 percent in the Netherlands, between 2005 and 2012, a new study shows.

After a warning was issued about the drugs in 2004, based on concerns that some of them were leading to suicidal behavior, usage fell. But as new research indicates, the numbers are back up – way up, in fact.

Apr 21 08:42

Common Core Education: Surveillance and Sexualization of Children

Common Core is another manifestation of a long-held dream of the NWO manipulators to replace the family with the State, a plan laid out in novels such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which included reference to State hatcheries (i.e. State control of reproduction).

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Apr 21 08:41

Agents find 2,600ft tunnel packed with seven tons of marijuana, a ton of cocaine and even its own rail system on Mexican border in what could be the longest drugs passage EVER found 

Border agents have discovered what could be the longest cross-border tunnel in history, seizing seven tons of marijuana and a ton of cocaine that were crammed inside.

The 2,600ft tunnel extended 900ft from a house in Tijuana, Mexico, and across the border for a further 1,500ft, where it surfaced in a fenced-off industrial area in San Diego.

The tunnel, discovered just in time for 4/20, the day every year that marijuana culture is celebrated across the US and beyond, was equipped with a rail system, ventilation, lights and a large elevator, officials said.

The exit on the U.S. side is about three feet wide and was covered by a trash can inside a wooden pallet warehouse.

Apr 21 08:41

Cheaters Beware: Ashley Madison Lawsuit Will Require Real Names

A federal judge has ruled that Ashley Madison users can sue the dating website for cheaters, but only if they reveal their real names. A 2015 data breach outed many users, leaving them eager for legal recourse.

Eastern District of Missouri Judge John A. Ross, who is presiding over a class action lawsuit against Ashley Madison, handed the plaintiffs both a victory and a defeat.

Apr 21 08:40

EU IN TURMOIL: Hungary threatens REBELLION against Brussels over forced migration

Currently, EU countries are forced to comply with orders from Brussels to accept and settle a specified number of migrants.

Orban has described these quotas as “wrong-headed” and is now leading a group of other countries determined to re-take control of their borders.

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