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April 9, 2015

Apr 09 09:19

Avoid Becoming a Patsy like Dzhokar Tsarnaev

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Modern life presents some unique challenges. STD's. Student loans. Gender bending etc. None is greater than the danger of becoming a patsy. This short article shows you how to avoid becoming the target of a massive, televised manhunt, and being vilified and butchered in the process.

Apr 09 09:16

Iran's Khamenei accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide over Yemen airstrikes

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has attacked the air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying the operation which has caused civilian deaths amounts to genocide.

“The aggression by Saudi Arabia against Yemen and its innocent people was a mistake,” Khamenei said in a speech on Iranian TV. “This is a crime and genocide that can be prosecuted in the international courts.”

Apr 09 09:11

I guess I am not the only person questioing the official story about the GHermanwings crash!

Apr 09 09:01

Civil Rights Attorney: Shooting of Unarmed African-Americans not Uncommon

Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis discusses the shooting of unarmed man by a North Charleston police officer with civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit and its implications for police accountability in Maryland.

Apr 09 09:01

Rural Activists Destroy GMO Lab in Brazil

Apr 09 08:59

Venezuela Drafts Citizen Soldiers To Fight US Invasion



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Apr 09 08:59

When everything is a crime

In 2007, professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School recounted a game played by some prosecutors. One would name a famous person — “say, Mother Teresa or John Lennon” — and other prosecutors would try to imagine “a plausible crime for which to indict him or her,” usually a felony plucked from “the incredibly broad yet obscure crimes that populate the U.S. Code like a kind of jurisprudential minefield.” Did the person make “false pretenses on the high seas”? Is he guilty of “injuring a mailbag”?

Apr 09 08:58

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother insists on son's innocence amid guilty verdict

Following the news that her son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva affirmed her belief in her son’s innocence and call the American authorities “terrorists”, Vocativ have found.

“Tell everyone that I will never forget their support. May the creator bless them all for their support of my precious boy,” reads a note, which was given to Vocativ by a friend who received it via a text messaging app. It was also posted to the group “Help for Dzhokhar” on the Russian social networking site VKontakte.

“America is the terrorist and everyone knows it!” it continues. “My son is the best of the best. I embrace everyone and thank you!”

Apr 09 08:58

FLASHBACK 2009 - Selling ObamaCare Like Selling Hot Dogs

President Obama is trying desperately to sell his healthcare program to the nation. His latest stunt is a staged photo op at the White House Rose Garden with 150 doctors in tow from the 50 states. How would the people know that these men were doctors? “Doctors attending the event were instructed to show up in white lab coats to give observers the feeling that doctors stand behind the President’s health care plans.” But some did not show up with their white lab coats. They came dressed like stock brokers. No problem. Obama’s people were prepared with an assortment of white coats of their own. A medicinal sea of white served as a backdrop for the president’s propaganda push.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what I said about how the white lab coat has replaced a priests robes in convincing you to do what the rulers want you to do?

Apr 09 08:55

NORTHCOM China's Three Missile Subs A MAJOR Concern!



Apr 09 08:54

Israel Has Spied On American Citizens for Decades

The NSA considers Israel one of America’s top spying threats. Israeli spying on America is so rampant that U.S. officials have labeled it “alarming, even terrifying”.

Apr 09 08:52

I Don't Care

I. Don't. Care.

These three magic words could end so many arguments.

Most appeals in the name of “social justice” rely on an underlying assumption of universal altruism. They assume that you care if something bad happens to anyone, anywhere, and advise you to take some sort of action to ease or prevent their suffering.

People react by questioning whether or not that stranger, somewhere, is really suffering, or if they are suffering any more than anyone else. They examine the circumstances of the alleged suffering and the motives of the people bringing the alleged suffering to light.

They argue about the details and the proportion of the suffering and point out their own allegedly comparable suffering, or the suffering of some person or people who are allegedly suffering more.

Once you’re arguing, they’ve already got you.



Apr 09 08:47

TSA officials: Pittsford man arrested with three handguns at Rochester airport

Erdle was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for having an unloaded handgun that was not on his pistol permit.

Apr 09 08:47

Police: Call about situation on Park Avenue a hoax

People all along Park Avenue watched as several dozen members of the SWAT team raided the home with guns drawn. The crisis negotiations team, bomb team unit and K-9 units were all called in. They searched the building and didn't find anything, only some people who live there who had no idea what was going on. As we reported, this it was all a hoax.




Apr 09 08:46

'America is the real terrorist and my boys are the best': Boston Marathon bombers' defiant mother rails against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's guilty verdict in bizarre rant as he faces death penalty

The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was found guilty by a Boston jury this morning of all 30 counts - 17 of them carrying the death penalty - in connection to the deadly 2013 attacks.

But the bomber's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, continued asserting Dzhokhar and his late brother Tamerlan's innocence.

Apr 09 08:45

All of veteran's guns seized after false allegation

Rick Bailey, 56, is a disabled retired software-systems engineer who has slowly accrued a collection of 28 firearms, with an estimated worth of about $25,000. The collection was seized after a neighbor claimed Bailey threatened to shoot him, an accusation Bailey calls “bullsh-t.”

The dispute between the neighbors started several months ago regarding dump trucks used in a landscaping business. Bailey said his neighbor would park two “large, smelly” dump trucks in the small cul-de-sac where they reside.

Eventually, Bailey filed a complaint with the city to remove the dump trucks and other work-related vehicles from the private residential area. Although initially the neighbor complied, Bailey said he would sometimes bring the dump trucks back on weekends when the city was closed, “just to irritate us.”

Apr 09 08:44

Russian PM offers Thailand free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suggested Thailand considers creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union.



Apr 09 08:43

After Oil Dropped: Saudis to Borrow for First Time in More Than Decade

Plummeting oil prices mean that Saudi Arabia - for the first time in 15 years - will have to post a deficit and enter the debt market, according to a leading financial research firm.

Apr 09 08:43

2 Army contractors injured during Makua explosion

Two military contractors were injured by ordnance that exploded at Makua Military Reservation.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins says two men were taken by helicopter to Queen's Medical Center after ordnance exploded Monday at the firing range.

Jenkins says the men have severe injuries.

The Army says the two civilian men are ground maintenance contractors. The Army says they were injured after encountering apparent unexploded ordnance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's a big problem here in the islands, but don't tell the tourists! :)



Apr 09 08:34

JUST WHAT IS ISRAEL ‘KVETCHING’ ABOUT?

Everything you want to know about the Iranian nuclear deal

Apr 09 08:31

Solving a Water Crisis With Technology

by Brian Berletic

While the debate rages over what to do about the water shortage in California, some people have begun to explore some more practical measures to take it on all on their their own. In addition to temporarily conserving water, some people have begun thinking of alternatives to the municipal water grid altogether, and how these alternatives can provide them the water they need...



Apr 09 08:28

The Most Whiney, Thin-Skinned, Easily Offended Society In The History Of The World

I truly believe that we are the most whiney, sensitive, thin-skinned, easily offended society in the history of the world.

Nobody has ever been as prolific at getting offended as we are.

Nobody cries over insignificant nonsense as loudly and consistently as us.

It’s the one thing we seem to do better than everyone else on the planet. We corner the Offended Market, and it’s not even close. Modern Americans love to get offended more than we love eating Cinnabon or talking about our fitness goals. If it was an Olympic sport, we’d grab the gold, silver, and bronze every year. If it was a job, we’d all be millionaires. In fact, we have turned it into a job, and the people who do it professionally are millionaires (Al Sharpton, etc). It is our calling card, our national pastime. It is the battle we fight and the banner we wave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am offended by that! :)

Seriously, we have too many people in this nation whose entire sense of self-worth is that they can always find something to be offended about. It makes them feel superior. It makes them feel important. It makes them feel they have some control over their otherwise powerless existence. Such people will defend their constant complaining by saying they have a First Amendment right to scream that they are offended by ... everything, and they are right.

I also have a First Amendment right to totally ignore such wastes of planetary oxygen.

Apr 09 08:25

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

According to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, “the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” According to Rabbi Fischmann, “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”

When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing war on Syria, not to mention the process of regime change in Egypt, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East. The latter consists in weakening and eventually fracturing neighboring Arab states as part of an Israeli expansionist project.

“Greater Israel” consists in an area extending from the Nile Valley to the Euphrates.

Apr 09 08:24

$8.5mn Worth Gold Stolen From Canadian Mine In Mexico

The Canadian mining McEwen Mining was the victim on Tuesday, a spectacular robbery at one of its mines in Mexico which criminals appropriated 7,000 ounces of gold worth $ 8.5 million, according to the company.

http://whatisusa.info/8-5mn-worth-gold-stolen-from-canadian-mine-in-me...

Apr 09 08:17

Icebound: 10-15 ships stranded in frozen Lake Superior

Harsh spring weather has caused up to 15 American and Canadian ships to become stranded in ice-covered Lake Superior, with coastguards working on a rescue operation. One of the freighters has been damaged by the crushing grip of the ice.



Apr 09 08:08

Day 51 – The True Story of Waco

A 1995 expose, featuring Ted Nugent, about the 1993 massacre of the Branch Davidians at their Waco, Texas church.

Apr 09 08:05

American Cops 25 Times more Likely to Shoot Whites than Any Other Race

Cops are 25 times less likely to shoot unarmed blacks than whites or Hispanics, according to a little-known study which makes the South Carolina police shooting of an unarmed, fleeing black man even more egregious than before, if that’s even possible.

The study by Washington State University-Spokane, which barely received any news coverage, found that police were more likely to hesitate when shooting a black suspect due to “real-world concern over discipline, liability or public disapproval.”



Apr 09 08:01

Rima E. Laibow: "Vaccines Are A Complete Fraud. Don't Poison Your Child!"



Apr 09 08:00

Israeli Arab MK: World ignoring ISIS massacre of Palestinians

Israeli lawmaker Ahmed Tibi called the takeover by the Islamic State of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp “a crime against humanity" on Monday.

Tibi, a member of the Arab Joint List party, said the international community, and Arab countries specifically, bear responsibility for allowing the violence in Yarmouk to occur.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But ISIS never attacks Israelis. Something to wonder about!

Apr 09 08:00

Dr David Duke & Adrian Salbuchi on Argentina TV

An incredible interview of Dr. David Duke on Buenos Aires Television with Adrian Salbuchi on why those who really believe in human rights, Gentiles and Jews alike, should stand up for the Palestinian people and against the Zio racism and extremism that afflicts not only Palestine but so much of Western media, finance and politics!

Apr 09 07:59

Head of London-listed company linked to illegal clearing of Peru rainforest

The CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, that aims to become the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is responsible for illegally clearing swathes of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

The website for the Cayman Islands-based company, United Cacao, implies the company could be a force for positive change in the chocolate business, mostly produced in West Africa, stating that it “seeks to provide a clear path forward for ethically-produced cacao to the world marketplace”.

But the EIA investigation alleges the company’s founder and CEO, Dennis Melka, has illegally deforested about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of mostly primary rainforest. It says he is looking to expand his agricultural plantations by acquiring 450 units of rural private property in the Amazon, in addition to requesting at least 96,192 additional hectares of public land from the Peruvian government.

Apr 09 07:58

Obama Easter Speech Upsets Fox News' Megyn Kelly



Apr 09 07:58

B.C. moves to eliminate court trials for traffic violations

The B.C. government is shifting traffic violations out of court in a move lawyers fear strips motorists of constitutional rights.

The Liberals are implementing amendments passed with no fanfare in 2012 to establish a new process for handling offences under the Motor Vehicle Act, similar to the paradigm shift made dealing with drunk drivers in 2010 when most impaired charges and trials were eliminated with a heavy-handed Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) regime.

The Ministry of Justice and Public Safety confirmed Tuesday that a two-stage rollout is planned to shift MVA violations from the criminal system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 09 07:57

Big Pharma generates $77.5 billion in revenue for every $1 million they give to corrupt politicians

In American politics, money equals speech, so it stands to reason that a lot of money equals a lot of speech

Apr 09 07:52

Diane Ablonczy Uses Air Quotes While Discussing 'Rule Of Law,' Bill C-51

Ablonczy used air quotes with her fingers when she mentioned "rule of law" and "principles of fundamental justice."

We can't help but wonder where we've seen that gesture before ...

Apr 09 07:51

Nine in 10 GPs say no to seven day opening

Following a Tory pledge to offer all patients access to GPs seven days a week, 94 per cent of GPs reject the idea of their own surgery operating such hours, a mass poll finds

Apr 09 07:50

United Arab Forces? A wish Al-Sisi may come to regret

In a recent interview with Daily News Egypt Libyan Minister of Media, Culture and Antiquities Omar El Gawairi said that “supporting the Libyan army” is the only solution to get out of the current crisis in Libya, continuing that “we’ll push for joint Arab defence… [it is] one of the most important steps” to be stressed upon in the upcoming summit.

But at a time when the Arab world is wracked by even more division, void and turmoil than usual, the possibility of nations lining up under one uniform is far from a straightforward affair.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al-Sisi, who first let out the call for a united Arab force(in Yemen), may have to bite the bullet: forget the idea altogether or sign-up to an intervention that could see him working alongside Brotherhood offshoots, the very groups that he claims to want the help of a united Arab Force to fight against.

Apr 09 07:49

Eight scientists find nano thermite in WTC



Apr 09 07:43

“No no no no no no no no: Listen!” He-man Rand Paul lectures a lady — again

We saw the best of Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday afternoon as he announced his presidential candidacy: thoughtful, in control, strong on civil liberties. We quickly saw the worst of him again: Mansplaining Randy Paul showed up on the Today Show Wednesday morning, lecturing Savannah Guthrie on how to do her job and otherwise being contentious and contemptuous.

Apr 09 07:40

Dean Clifford - Finally Free After 16 Months in Jail

Dean Clifford has been part of the Freeman on the Land/Sovereign Movement for over a decade, a mission that has led him to unravel the legal system and inform himself about government policy enforcement. In standing up for his rights and exposing corruption, Dean has attracted a great deal of attention from the Canadian government and law enforcement, resulting in several arrests, dozens of bogus charges, and most recently the unlawful kidnapping and forced confinement for 16 months in a Manitoba jail for charges of which he remains unconvicted. Dean returns to Red Ice for a special extended segment to discuss his imprisonment, the circumstances surrounding the pending charges, and the indignities and injustices bestowed upon him in the name of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.

Apr 09 07:39

Pentagon steps up special ops monitoring of social media sites

U.S. military special operations forces are elite commandos who are sent on high-risk, high-reward missions all over the world, on a regular basis. As such, they have increasingly turned to a method of open-source intelligence collection that is becoming vital to the success of their missions: The monitoring of social media and other Internet-based outlets that can provide crucial information and data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear US Government. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but people lie on social media, especially if they are trying to impress a potential date! People exaggerate what they are doing. They take pictures of other peoples' expensive cars and claim them as their own. They post years-old selfies and claim they are current. Social media is not and never was a reliable source of hard intelligence about anyone. You have spent billions of dollars and violated the Fourth Amendment to build a search engine into the populations' self-indulgent fantasies.

Apr 09 07:38

Is Wall Street in fear of a recession?

Apr 09 07:37

Indiana and the Fake Right and Left

Five years ago, Rand Paul, who at the time was running for his Kentucky Senate seat, created a minor controversy when he applied the rules of liberalism consistently and fairly. Asked about his thoughts on Title II of the 1964 Civil Right Act, which criminalizes “discrimination” by private businesses on the basis of race, Paul said what every libertarian should say. In essence, much as an individual has the right to think and say what he wants, he also has the right to engage in whatever economic activity he wants with whomever he wants.

Apr 09 07:36

Gay orgies and 'murder' scandals engulf Vatican

The Vatican has been embroiled in two separate, highly embarrassing, scandals.

In one, a north Italian priest has been removed from office after allegations emerged that he had been surfing the internet to find gay lovers and had been involved in gay orgies.

The other, which has generated – if possible – even more lurid press coverage in Italy, alleges a priest in the south of the country is under investigation on suspicion of murdering one of his parishioners.

Father Gratien Alabi, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is under investigation for murder following the discovery of female bones under the flagstones of an ancient mountain chapel.

Apr 09 07:35

License to Kill

As empires collapse, they turn inward, and subject their own populations to the same ill treatment to which they subjected others. Here, America is unexceptional: the number of Americans being murdered by their own police, with minimal repercussions for those doing the killing, is quite stunning. When Americans wonder who their enemy really is, they need look no further.

Apr 09 07:33

HP drops out of the public cloud storm

HP has invested billions in its cloud offerings. Now, out of the blue sky, HP is leaving the public cloud business behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this era of massive spying on our business secrets (and John Oliver's dick) nobody trusts the cloud for data storage. Nor should they. This is another way in which the tyrannical policies of Washington DC has slammed an already crippled economy.

Apr 09 07:27

Flush hour! Water main bursts and sends huge dirty brown deluge raining down onto New York subway tunnel

A water main break in New York City caused evening commute hysteria Wednesday as a surge of brown water poured into a West Village subway tunnel sending travelers scrambling for cover and a different route home.

The 12-inch water main broke around 6:45pm at 13th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, reports CBS New York, shutting down three train lines in both directions.

Apr 09 07:25

Why You Should Not Vote For Rand Paul In 2016

Apr 09 07:24

Canadian jets conduct first operation in Syria

The aerial attack was conducted by two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, with precision guided munitions. The target was said to be a former Syrian military installation near Raqqa, which lies 440 kilometers (273 miles) northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and which had been taken over by ISIL extremists.

A total of 10 coalition aircraft, including six from the United States, were involved in the strike, according to Canada’s Department of National Defense.

“The CAF’s first airstrike against ISIL in Syria has been successfully completed,” Canada’s Chief of the Defense Staff General Tom Lawson said.

Apr 09 07:23

Pakistan parliament opposed to involvement in Yemen war

Since Monday, the legislators have been discussing Riyadh’s request from Islamabad to contribute ships, aircraft, and troops to the warfare. In the face of the two countries’ strong alliance, the Pakistani parliament has overwhelmingly rejected the idea of military intervention in Yemen, with lawmakers saying they do not see the impoverished Arab Peninsula nation as a threat to the integrity of Saudi Arabia.

“The Yemen war is not our war...Our advice to the government is that the army should not go,” said opposition member of parliament Shireen Mazari on Wednesday, adding, “As Muslims, we are duty-bound to counter any threat to holy shrines but there is no such threat today.”

Opposition Senator Tahir Hussain Mashadi said the “aggressors” were the Saudis and the victims were the Yemenis. “Now the aggressors are asking another sovereign state, Pakistan, to come to provide military aid to Saudi Arabia.”

Apr 09 07:23

Greece urges halt to Western sanctions against Russia

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has criticized the sanctions against Russia, urging an end to the measures taken by the West over the crisis in Ukraine.

“To get out of this profound crisis we need to leave behind this vicious cycle of sanctions,” Tsipras said following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.

Moscow has been targeted by a series of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over allegations of having a role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin says the accusation is “groundless.”

In a tit-for-tat move, Russia has also enforced restrictions on certain food imports from the United States, the EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.

Apr 09 07:22

11 civilians, 2 soldiers killed in Egypt’s North Sinai

A residential area south of Sheikh Zuweid town in North Sinai was hit by mortar fire on Wednesday, killing nine civilians, said the officials.

They added that two more civilians were killed as a missile hit a house in a village in North Sinai.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that two soldiers died in the provincial capital el-Arish as an explosive device went off while their vehicle was driving by.

Apr 09 07:22

Australia: Refugees in Indefinite Detention, Endless Incarceration

Daniel Flitton, senior correspondent for The Age, sees the lack of interest in Australia’s novel approach to indefinite detention for refugees as unfathomable. Concerns about metadata retention, and the elasticity of surveillance powers, may have been registered on the Australian pulse, but “People don’t much care that in Australia a confidential judgment by ASIO has condemned more than 30 people to endless incarceration.”[1]

Apr 09 07:20

Freedom Rider: Why Al-Shabaab Kills

On April 2, 2015, Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a university located in Garissa, Kenya, and killed 147 people. Survivors report that Muslims were separated from non-Muslims, and non-Muslim students and staff were summarily executed. In 2013 Al-Shabaab attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi under the same circumstances and killed 67 people. In 2015 as in 2013, the group immediately claimed responsibility and made their rationale clear. In an online statement Al-Shabaab repeated that it seeks revenge for the destruction of Somalia by the United States and its allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, since we know the mall attack was a false flag, that tells us that Al-Shabaab is another front group for intelligence agencies to cause trouble justifying military intervention into another nation.

The above image was taken in the aftermath of the mall attack. Note how the stain on the back of the jacket has separated into a clear liquid as it spreads through the fabric, leaving the red pigment behind, indicating the blood is fake. In addition, had this man actually been shot where the marks on the jacket suggest, he would likely be dead from fragments of scapula driven into his lungs and spinal damage. Certainly he would be in no condition to walk.

Apr 09 07:20

AE911 Truth founder Richard Gage kicks off month long European tour with lecture in Reykjavik, Iceland April 11

In a few days, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founder and 28-year professional architect Richard Gage, AIA, embarks on an intensive month-long speaking tour that is designed to illuminate Europeans on the facts of the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001.

Armed with unbiased expert analysis and eyewitness testimony, Gage exposes major flaws in the official 9/11 narrative, upon which a dubious perpetual war on terror and erosion of civil liberties across the globe has been predicated. Mounting death tolls, stratospheric military spending, and widespread government insolvency are prompting citizens of all countries to call for a closer examination of the evidence of the catastrophic events of 9/11 — events that have been the impetus for these planet-wide ills.

Apr 09 07:13

Jailed for Charging a Cell Phone? 7 Cruelest Instances of Class Warfare in America

There's a scene in the 1935 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities in which a horse-drawn carriage transporting a hated aristocrat runs over and kills a peasant child—and instead of expressing any remorse over the boy’s death, he's worried that the boy might have injured his horse. It’s a powerful scene that speaks volumes about class oppression and the indifference that the 1% can have for the suffering of the poor. History has a painful way of repeating itself, and in 2015, it is open season on the working class and the poor in the United States. After the crash of September 2008—which brought about the U.S.’ worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s—the American working class desperately needed a vigorous New Deal 2.0. Instead, the Great Recession has brought us bank bailouts, corporate welfare, megabank mergers, deepening inequality, the U.S.

Apr 09 07:08

Pakistan court says former CIA station chief will face charges over drone strike

The former head of the CIA in Pakistan should be tried for murder and waging war against the country, a high court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Criminal charges against Jonathan Banks, the former CIA station chief in Islamabad, were ordered in relation to a December 2009 attack by a US drone which reportedly killed at least three people.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad high court also ruled charges should be brought against John A Rizzo, formerly the top CIA lawyer who gave the legal green light for drone strikes.

Banks’s name was first dragged into the public domain in 2010 when a tribesman called Karim Khan began legal action against the supposedly undercover spy chief over an attack by an unmanned aircraft on his home in North Waziristan which he said killed his brother and son.

The extraordinary unmasking of a sitting station chief forced Banks to quit his post and leave the country.

Apr 09 07:07

Supreme Leader Warns of Hurdles to Nuclear Deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that there is "no guarantee" of a final deal on the country’s nuclear program. Earlier in the day, President Hassan Rouhani also stated that Iran would not sign a final deal unless sanctions were lifted on the first day of implementation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is perfectly reasonable for Iran to ask for, given how the United States broke their commitment to easing sanctions on the Preliminary P5+1 deal, and clear indications that Israel's whores in the US Congress are planning to add even more sanctions.

Apr 09 07:06

DHS Admits Boston Training Drill Involving Backpack Explosives Planned Months Before Marathon

training exercises centered around a fictitious terrorist group called ‘Free America Citizens’, a group that would plant backpacks full of explosives

Apr 09 07:03

Minister vows speedy solution to rescue farm produce

Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb has pledged to find an immediate solution to rescue farm produce after several Lebanese trucks were stranded along the Syria-Jordan border.

“First thing [Thursday], I will contact Jordanian and Saudi Arabian authorities to discuss the situation along the land crossings, the safety of drivers and the fate of the stranded trucks carrying agricultural products as well as the cost of transporting these products,” Chehayeb told local daily As-Safir.

“We must find a solution to this crisis within three days before the farm produce spoil,” he vowed.

Apr 09 07:03

Perpetual war is the only valid explanation

Daily Pickings previously referenced Israel's Yinon plan for creating division and conflict across the Middle East to ensure Israel's supremacy. Israeli citizens, holding dual (Israel/US) nationality, are driving policy in Washington and the Pentagon.

The Pentagon Plan to ‘Divide and Rule’ the Muslim World by Nafeez Ahmed
Yemen is the latest casualty of a neoconservative strategy commissioned by the US Army to ‘capitalise on Sunni-Shia conflict’ in the Middle East - the goal is nothing short of ‘Western dominance’

The war on Yemen appears to have been choreographed, by encouraging the Houthis to oust the former regime, with the express intention of creating conflict. It is a pattern which repeats time and time again, most recently with the creation and support of Islamic State (IS, ISIL, ISIS) by Israel, US and their allies including Saudi Arabia. The outcome will, yet again, be chaos and mayhem.

Apr 09 07:01

Israel to push Congress to pass bill to hamper Iran deal

“Israel will try to persuade congressmen and senators to introduce a clause stipulating that the deal with Iran should be seen as an international treaty requiring Senate ratification and not an agreement.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attention America: Gaze on the Congress, which is supposed to represent the American people in the operation of the US Government, but which has allowed this nation to rot in their devotion to a foreign power and now openly violates the Logan Act as they carry out their true master's command to undermine the Office of the Presidency. All voters should remember this sordid spectacle next year during the elections. Senator Tom Cotton demands the President act to protect the United States. I concur. The President should arrest all of Israel's supporters who have subverted this nation to the will of Israel and toss them in prison, in accordance with the provisions of the Logan Act.

Apr 09 06:59

CNN covers up government plan to put Ebola patients in U.S. hotels

‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has long since disappeared from the radars of the world’s news media, with coverage falling off dramatically from its peak last year.

That is especially true in the United States, but that coverage could soon change if a policy being pursued by the federal government’s premier health agency backfires. And as of right now, one mainstream news channel – CNN – may actually be covering up some important details.

Apr 09 06:56

Boston Bombing Flashback -- Uncle: Mentors ‘radicalized’ older Boston bombing suspect

believes his nephews were "puppets and executors" of a scheme designed by others.

Ruslan Tsarni, who lives in Montgomery Village, has been outspoken in his disgust at Monday's bombing, which authorities believe was committed by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokar.

In the interview with "Today," Tsarni told Savannah Guthrie that he observed a transformation in Tamerlan when he last saw him in 2009.

Apr 09 06:54

All In The Family: Tamerlan’s Uncle Ruslan Married to Daughter of Top CIA Official

Boston Bombing Flashback

Some believe mysterious and absent Misha was Tsarnaev’s FBI handler

Apr 09 06:50

Secret Service Supervisor Put On Leave Amid Sexual Assault Claims

Xavier Morales, a senior Secret Service supervisor, is on leave after being accused of assault. A female employee says her boss made unwanted sexual advances after a party last week. The allegations are another blow to the agency's new leadership, which has been trying to change the culture. Bill Plante reports.

Apr 09 06:49

Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran Would Take “Several Days,” Be Nothing Like Iraq War

Sen. Tom Cotton says bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities would take several days and be nothing like Iraq War.

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Here's your rifle, Tom...

Apr 09 06:45

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan

Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing in action in Afghanistan, and auditors are blaming the Pentagon’s flawed accounting practices for the problem.

A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), revealed that there’s virtually no way to know what happened to a large chunk of money the Defense Department spent in Afghanistan before 2010.

Apr 09 06:45

Graphic Video Shows Cops Let K9 Maul Unconscious Man

COWARDLY PIGS

Apr 09 06:38

Iran calls for end to Saudi air campaign, as US warns Tehran over Yemen

Iran's president has called for an end to Saudi-led airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen. This came after the United States warned Tehran against its alleged involvement in the conflict in Yemen.

Apr 09 06:37

Doctor (71) sentenced for Holocaust denial

On Thursday a jury at Linz Court unanimously agreed that a letter the doctor had sent to the local council and the administration of the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial site proved that he believed that the gas chambers and the systematic genocidal killing had been made up. The man, from the Mühlviertel region, wrote that he became convinced after visiting the Mauthausen site that the gas chambers had never existed and that therefore the Holocaust "must be a lie made up by Zionist bankers, who are still up to their mischief in Israel and the 'Arab Spring'". He went on to claim that Hitler and Germany were not to blame for WWII and that Austria would be forever burdened with the "Holocaust cudgel".

Apr 09 06:36

New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report Them to Police

Considering the state of our schools today, this is positively frightening.

Apr 09 06:35

EU reinstates sanctions on Iranian bank and 32 shipping companies

Iranian Bank Tejarat and 32 Iranian shipping companies will be subject to EU sanctions with immediate effect, after measures were thrown out by a European court, Reuters reports.

The EU's second-highest court annulled a EU asset freeze on Bank Tejarat and 40 Iranian shipping companies in January, finding fault with the legal grounds given by the EU. As with previous cases, the EU responded by re-listing the sanctioned Iranian companies, including Hamburg-based Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, on the basis of new legal grounds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Iran insisting that sanctions be lifted when the final deal is signed, this adding of sanctions is designed to derail the deal and open a path to war.

Apr 09 06:35

The alleged Nazi gas chambers

Eisenhower, Churchill, de Gaulle

Three of the best known works on the Second World War are General Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe (New York: Doubleday [Country Life Press], 1948), Winston Churchill's The Second World War (London: Cassell, 6 vols., 1948-1954), and the Mémoires de guerre of General de Gaulle (Paris: Plon, 3 vols., 1954-1959). In these three works not the least mention of Nazi gas chambers is to be found.

Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; the six volumes of Churchill's Second World War total 4,448 pages; and de Gaulle's three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages. In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi "gas chambers," a "genocide" of the Jews, or of "six million" Jewish victims of the war.

Apr 09 06:33

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner Death Is in Prison, Fears He May Be Poisoned by Guards

By now everyone in America knows the name “Eric Garner.” What few people know about, is the man who filmed his demise at the hands of the NYPD. 22-year-old Ramsey Orta caught the infamous footage on his cell phone, and the day after Eric Garner’s autopsy report came out, he was arrested by the NYPD for carrying an unregistered firearm. Then last February he was arrested again for selling drugs to an undercover cop. Orta has since claimed that these arrests are in fact, acts of vengeance and harassment perpetrated by the NYPD.

It’s hard to say for sure if his claims are true, because none of us know what kind of person Orta is in real life. Is he a career criminal who just happened to film a police abuse incident, or is he really being targeted by the police for his actions?

Apr 09 06:33

Founder of French extreme-right party defends having described Nazi gas chambers as a 'detail of history'

The founder of France's extreme-right Front National party defended this week having described Nazi gas chambers as a ''detail of history''. In words which will revive accusations that the party remains anti-Semitic, Jean-Marie Le Pen, 86, said in an interview with BFMTV channel he had 'never regretted' making similar statements in the past. 'What I said corresponds to what I think.'' The gas chambers were a detail of the war, unless we admit that the war was a detail of the gas chambers!,'' Le Pen declared.

Apr 09 06:30

The EMP Threat: All It Would Take Is a Couple of Explosions to Send America Back to the 1800s

All it would take for a rogue nation or terror organization to bring us to our knees is the explosion of a couple well-placed nuclear devices high up in our atmosphere. The resulting electromagnetic pulses would fry electronics from coast to coast.

Apr 09 06:27

PROOF: The World Is ACTIVELY PREPARING to DITCH the DOLLAR — Bill Holter

There is now mounting evidence and undeniable proof that the world is actively preparing for economic life after the death of the Dollar. The facts are now quantifiable, and for those if us who are accustomed to this moment is history where the Dollar is still technically “the world’s reserve currency” and cheap imports fill big box stores, the truth of what’s occurring globally RIGHT NOW as discussed in this interview with Miles Franklin’s Bill Holter is startling – if not downright frightening.

Apr 09 05:31

NY Cops signed gag order with FBI over invasive Stingray spying used 46 times without warrant

The New York Civil Liberties Union has released documents from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office that show widespread use of stingray technology without a warrant

Apr 09 05:10

U.S. Economic Growth at 0%

The numbers are in for the first quarter of 2015 and they aren’t looking promising.

Apr 09 04:40

Congresswoman to introduce bill aimed at incentivizing Gun Owners to surrender assault weapons

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is set to introduce a bill that will grant a tax credit to gun owners for handing their assault weapons over to the state

Apr 09 02:35

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial not about guilt, but about punishment

His lawyer Judy Clarke admitted his guilt, almost willing the jurors to get this part over with, so we can get to the real meat of the case, which this really was all about from the get-go, a question more primal than legal: Are we going to kill Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or not?

April 8, 2015

Apr 08 22:07

Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades.

Apr 08 22:04

Partner or Pariah? Kerry Calls Lavrov for Help

Reading the Western news media is like swimming in a goldfish bowl. News one day gives way to some other transient story the next, and so on and on. With the result that if one were to rely on the Western media for understanding on any particular issue, there is faint chance of proper assimilation. This is because there is typically negligible context, perspective or continuity – as well as, of course, misleading spin and outright disinformation.

Apr 08 22:01

Living Beneath Bombs, Yemenis Refuse to be Collateral Damage

Nearly two weeks into a Saudi Arabia-led military assault on Yemen, that has rained down bombs on civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure while locking out food and medical aid, people within the country and across the global diaspora are turning to social media—and to the streets—to send a message to the world: Enough War.

Apr 08 19:53

Windows 10 nagware patch KB 3035583 now marked 'important' on some PCs

Life would be so much simpler if Microsoft would tell us what it's trying to put on our PCs. Earlier this week the mystery patch KB 3035583 was unveiled by German site heise.de as a shill for Windows 10. The patch is all about advertising Windows 10 and upgrading to Windows 10, from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. Now readers report the patch is marked as "Important" and installs by default through Automatic Update.

Apr 08 19:47

Over 1 million WordPress sites may be affected by a flaw in WP Super Cache plugin

A caching plugin currently used by over one million WordPress sites was susceptible to a cross-site scripting (XXS) vulnerability that could allow an attacker to inject a backdoor or add a new administrator. If you use the WP Super Cache plugin, then make sure it is updated to the newest version, 1.4.4, which the developers released to resolve the remotely exploitable vulnerability reported to them by Sucuri.

Apr 08 19:47

Tamerlan Tsarnaev And The Naked Man

Apr 08 19:44

Not So Incognito: One Million Swedish PCs Hit by Google Chrome Spyware

The newspaper quoted IT expert Cristian Mariolini, who explained that a hidden "spy code" had been installed inside the Webpage Screenshot program, which is used by the Google Chrome browser. The program is touted as a "quick and easy decision" to take screenshots and save them on the computer. The software has already been installed by at least 1.2 million Swedish internet users.

Mariolini said that his IT security company Sentor MSS detected that the spyware was sending users' browsing information to a server registered in the United States.

The researchers traced the IP address and the phone number of the server to a private individual living in Israel, the newspaper said.

Apr 08 19:42

Police chief: “Paying the Bitcoin ransom was the last resort”

A small town police department just outside of Boston finally agreed to pay a $500 ransom to regain access to a police server that it had been locked out of after being infected with CryptoLocker ransomware.

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Apr 08 18:03

Ukraine ‘Disappears’ Regime Opponents

In Odessa — the same city where the Ukrainian civil war started on 2 May 2014 with a massacre of opponents that had been carefully planned by a team connected to the U.S. White House — there are reported to be two bloggers for the “Voice of Odessa” political site who were seized by the Security Bureau of Ukraine on April 7th, and whose “whereabouts are unknown.” This report appeared in the local Odessa News.

Apr 08 17:43

U.S. Aerospace Command Moving Comms Gear Back to Cold War Bunker

The US military command that scans North America’s skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said. The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.

Apr 08 17:31

S&P Cycles Suggest Caution on the S&P

Apr 08 17:22

Monsanto Admits Paying for GMO Farmer’s Legal Defense in Australia Court Case

In what can only be described as a public relations disaster for Monsanto, the company has been forced to admit Wednesday that it financially supported the legal defense of the farmer who contaminated Steve Marsh’s farm in Western Australia. The GMO contamination of Steve Marsh’s organic farm has received worldwide attention over the past few months (#IAmSteveMarsh).

Monsanto Australia’s Managing Director, Daniel Kruithoff said Wednesday, “Although we were not a party to the litigation, we respect Michael and Zanthe Baxter’s choice to defend themselves. Their neighbor initiated a legal claim against them when they were responsibly growing a safe and legal crop, as was clearly established in the Supreme Court’s verdict...

Apr 08 15:47

Guest Column: Boycott SodaStream for peace

A year-and-a-half ago, several residents of Cambridge, Somerville and the surrounding area began conversations with the management of TAGS Hardware in Porter Square in order to share information with the retailer about the growing international boycott of SodaStream products.

SodaStream, which manufactures home carbonation systems for sparkling beverages, has built its factory in the Jewish-only Israeli settlement Ma’aleh Adumim in the occupied West Bank, where more than 40,000 Israeli settlers live on land expropriated from several Palestinian farming villages and from Bedouin communities. The settlement, which is off-limits to Palestinians unless they obtain permits, effectively blocks Palestinians in much of the West Bank from access to Jerusalem. And, like the 120 other Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, it is deemed illegal under international law.

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