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July 10, 2015

Jul 10 12:35

Government submits reform proposal to institutions and Parliament

The proposal doe not include the signatures of the Ministers of Productive Reconstruction Panagiotis Lafazanis and the Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos. Mr. Lafazanis, who is the head of SYRIZA’s Left Platform, has expressed his opposition to the terms of the agreement.

Jul 10 12:33

Greek deal in sight as Germany bows to huge global pressure for debt relief

Germany is at last bowing to pressure as a chorus of countries and key institutions demand debt relief for Greece, a shift that could break the five-month stalemate and avert a potentially disastrous rupture of monetary union at this Sunday’s last-ditch summit.

In a highly significant move, the European Council has called on both sides to make major concessions, insisting that the creditor powers must do their part as the radical Syriza government puts forward a new raft of proposals on economic reforms before a deadline expires tonight.

Jul 10 12:33

Israeli Facebook users launch 'Death to Arabs' campaign

A number of Israeli activists have launched a racist campaign against Arabs on Facebook, calling it "Death to Arabs", Quds Press reported on Wednesday.

Jul 10 12:30

Background Check Flaw Let Dylann Roof Buy Gun, F.B.I. Says

The man accused of killing nine people in a historically black church in South Carolina last month should not have been able to buy the gun he used in the attack, the F.B.I. said Friday, in what was the latest acknowledgment of flaws in the national background check system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was a mistake. Really! Nobody gave him that gun to stage a false-flag shooting for political gain because, because, because ... well, just because! We don't do that sort of thing here in the United States. really. Honest!" -- official White Horse Souse



Jul 10 12:28

Someone Pull The Plug Or This Will End In War

Yes, it’s still entirely possible that Tsipras submitted this last set of proposals knowing full well they won’t be accepted. But he’s already gone way too far in his concessions. This is an exercise in futility.

It’s time to acknowledge this is a road to nowhere. From where I’m sitting, Yanis Varoufakis has been the sole sane voice in this whole 5 month long B-movie. I think Yanis also conceded that it was no use trying to negotiate anything with the troika, and that that’s to a large extent why he left.

Yanis will be badly, badly needed for Greece going forward. They need someone to figure out where to go from here.

Just like Europe needs someone to figure out how to deconstruct Brussels without the use of heavy explosives. Because there are just two options here: either the EU will -more or less- peacefully fall apart, or it will violently blow apart.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jul 10 12:26

Baltimore Police Chief Allowed Looting to Discredit Protestors, Says Union

Veteran police officers Kenneth Butler and Neil Franklin discuss a report issued by the Fraternal Order of Police that accuses recently fired Chief Batts of ordering police to stand down during looting so protestors would be blamed as the aggressors

Jul 10 12:24

Donald Trump Refuses to Apologize, DESTROYS Pro-Amnesty Critics With 7 Words!

After noting the high crime rate among illegal immigrants – including rapists and murderers – Amnesty advocates have been demanding he apologize. After all, lawbreakers usually continue breaking laws.

But Trump is not backing down! His response to a Fox News host was: “I can never apologize for the truth.”

Jul 10 12:23

Greece's Reform Proposal Welcomed By Creditors, But Leftists Wary Of More Austerity

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought his left-wing party's backing on Friday for a new budget austerity package that is harsher than what he urged Greeks to reject in a vote just last week, but would provide the country will longer-term financial support.

Government ministers signed off on the sweeping new measures, which include pension cuts and tax increases that are likely to inflict further pain on a people that have just emerged from a six-year economic depression.

If approved, Greece would in return get a three-year package of loans worth nearly $60 billion as well as some form of debt relief. The package would be far larger than the 7.2 billion euros creditors had been offering to Greece during the previous five months of fruitless negotiations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tsipras has sold out his fellow and sister Greeks with this move.

It looks as though he named his price to the IMF, and they bought him, or they had something blackmaiable on him.

Either way, if this offer is accepted by Greece's creditors, there may well be rioting in the streets, possibly followed by a full-on civil war.



Jul 10 12:21

Despite GOP pressure, Donald Trump not backing off immigration rhetoric

A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked the reality television star to tone down his rhetoric, Trump refused to back off his portrayal of Mexican immigrants as criminals. At the same time, he vowed to file paperwork next week ensuring he would qualify for next month's Republican presidential debate, where his hardline immigration policies could emerge as a focus on national television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nor should he! The corporate media is smearing Trump by claiming that he said ALL illegal immigrants are criminals. (Technically, all illegal immigrants are criminals by virtue of the fact that they are here in the US illegally in the first place.) That isn't what Trump said. He said that a large number of them are criminals, and the statistics on crimes committed by illegals supports him. The Politically Correct anti-truth people are afraid of Trump because he has the backbone to talk about what is really going wrong with this nation, rather than toe the accepted party doctrine. I fully expect the GOP to give Trump the Ron Paul treatment and eject him from the race as quickly as they can because he is a threat to the status-quo! Trump may go third party and despite my earlier misgivings about him, I will support him in 2016 if for no other reason than to force the political machine and the American people to confront the non-politically-correct reality of what has been going on! .

Jul 10 12:15

Jesus camp for adults seeks to impose Christianity on the US by converting 1,000 pastors into politicians

Some 300 evangelical pastors convened in Orlando on Friday with a single goal in mind: To learn how to adapt their preaching and outreach skills for the pursuit of political office. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, himself a former Southern Baptist minister, was slated to the give the keynote address.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, here's the deal. I am a Christian (a Methodist to be precise), but this kind of thinking scares the stuffing out of me.

There is a movement in the religous right in this country, to turn it into a Christian Theocracy, and replace the Constitution and Bill of Rights with Biblical dictates.

The movement is called "Dominionism", and has been highly effective in hijacking Pentecostal churches, one of which has been attended by Sarah Palin in Wasilla.

As reported in alternet.org in 2008:

The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others. It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world. The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and others anointed by God. The young generation will form "Joel's Army" to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God. While segments of this belief system have been a part of Pentecostalism and charismatic beliefs for decades, the excesses of this movement were declared a heresy in 1949 by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and again condemned through Resolution 16 in 2000.

In my world, I want faith to be by invitation and love; not coersion. I shudder to think what will happen to this country if these people are able to take it over.

Jul 10 11:58

Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Department officials declined to provide specific information to the Sun regarding details of the ammunition purchase request. “We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

52,000 rounds?!?

Really?!?

What in heave;s name are they expecting, for someone to attempt to sabotage the Dam?!?

Jul 10 11:55

ENCRYPTION IS AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE: THE FOUNDING FATHERS FREQUENTLY USED IT … AND IT HELPED WIN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

SPYING V. PRIVACY: AN ANCIENT BATTLE

The battle between the NSA, FBI and other government agencies who are pushing to outlaw encryption and those who want privacy is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more than 2oo years ago.

After all, the NSA is doing to modern Americans what King George did to Colonial America … which was one of the main reasons the Founders launched the Revolution. And see this.

And Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor (like Edward Snowden) for blowing the whistle on the government’s actions.

ENCRYPTION DURING THE REVOLUTION

While encryption might seem like a new affair, it is actually very old school … and something which the Founding Fathers extensively used.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current demand for only the encryption that only US government agencies can decipher, is a clear demonstration of a government terrified of its own citizens.

And, as Mike demonstrated, 6 times on this website, none of the alphabet soup agencies in the US were able to decipher the encryption he created.

And please rest assured, the "bad guys" (drug dealers, etc.) already have encryption in place which is pretty bullet proof at this point, and unreachable by Federal authorities.

Jul 10 11:49

END OF ASPARTAME? STUDY LINKS DIET SODA TO MAJOR PROBLEMS

It’s nothing new to report that aspartame is an artificial sweetener everyone should aim to avoid. In the past, it has been proven to contribute to a list of ailments, including Diabetes, neurological concerns, weight gain, brain fog, and more.

But in a study (published in 2014) which took place over 10 years and involved 60,000 women, it was determined that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

In the largest study of its kind, The University of Iowa concluded the following:

[C]ompared to women who never or only rarely consume diet drinks, those who consume two or more a day are 30 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event [heart attack or stroke] and 50 percent more likely to die from related disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This product has a very dark history, and was known to be a helth killer when it was introduced into food products. As reported at rense.com in August, 2005:

Today, Donald Rumsfeld is known throughout the world as the zealous U.S. Secretary of Defense who is waging a global "war on terror" in search of "terrorists" and "weapons of mass destruction." Most people, however, are not aware that Rumsfeld himself unleashed a chemical weapon of mass destruction upon the world in 1981-and it,s still out there destroying people all over the world. That "WMD" is aspartame and it has been scientifically and anecdotally linked to millions of chronic illnesses and deaths. The evidence shows that, with full knowledge of aspartame,s neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity, Rumsfeld, as the CEO of G.D. Searle, Co., "called in his markers" to achieve U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the artificial sweetener aspartame, better known by its trade name "NutraSweet." Consumer advocate attorney Jim Turner, who was instrumental in the 1969 banning of cyclamate in the U.S. for its link to various forms of cancer, met with representatives of aspartame approval petitioner Searle in 1974. The main topic of discussion was neuroscientist Dr. John Olney,s 1971 study which showed that aspartic acid caused lesions in the brains of infant mice. According to Turner, arguably the world,s foremost authority on aspartame,s dubious legal history, Rumsfeld was apparently hired by Searle for one specific purpose: To obtain FDA approval for aspartame.

How can a corporation buy off regulators with a product they know will poison people, and lead to horrendous deaths?!? I sure as heck don't know, but I do know that they are out there!!



Jul 10 11:44

'Communist crucifix' puts Pope Francis on the spot

The Vatican is seeking to explain a "Communist crucifix" given to Pope Francis by Bolivian President Evo Morales, saying it's a symbol of dialogue and not an offensive melding of faith and ideology.

Mr Morales gave the crucifix carved into a hammer and sickle to Francis when they met on Wednesday upon the Pope's arrival in Bolivia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if the same people who are banning the Confederate flag (even though it never actually was) will now want to ban the Pope!

Jul 10 11:41

Greek government approves brutal austerity measures in proposal to EU

Greece’s Syriza-led government agreed to a massive new €13 billion (US$14.34 billion) package of austerity measures yesterday evening, less than a week after Sunday’s landslide “no” vote in a referendum on European Union (EU) austerity.

Jul 10 11:40

NEW SWAT DOCUMENTS GIVE SNAPSHOT OF UGLY MILITARIZATION OF U.S. POLICE

Extensive records from SWAT team raids in northeastern Massachusetts released today by the American Civil Liberties Union corroborate what police reform advocates have long insisted: that “Special Weapons And Tactics” units spend a majority of their time responding to low-risk situations that do not require SWAT’s quasi-military approach.

The documents include after-action reports from 79 SWAT operations between August 2012 and June 2014 by the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, or NEMLEC, a consortium of police departments covering 925 square miles in Middlesex and Essex Counties outside Boston. According to NEMLEC, its SWAT team exists to respond to “critical incidents,” mainly “active shooters, armed barricaded subjects, hostage takers, and terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Overkill by police departments has become the new normal, all over this country.

What we have had happen, in terms of American policing, is a return to "Code Napoleon Law", in which the suspect was considered guilty until proven innocent, which is the absolute polar opposite of the "innocent until proven guilty" premise of American jurisprudence.

This kind of policing, many times taught by IDF or ex-IDF members, is about enforcing fear, and causing police to treat innocent Americans just the way the IDF treats innocent Palestinians.

This is absolutely so wrong, that I don't know where to begin.

Jul 10 11:40

Israel accused of racism over case of Ethiopian Jew missing in Gaza

The belated admission by Israel that one of its citizens was last seen entering Gaza 10 months ago, and that little is known of his fate since, has caused outrage among the country’s small community of Ethiopian Jews.

Avraham Mengistu’s family, able to speak for the first time on Thursday after a gag order imposed since September was lifted, accused the government and security forces of foot-dragging and racism.

The assumption among Israeli authorities is that the 28-year-old has been detained by Hamas in Gaza since he went missing.




Jul 10 11:31

Poll: Majority of Americans Support States Opting Out of Federal Programs

A recent Rasmussen poll indicates a growing number of Americans agree with James Madison and support state refusal to cooperate with the federal government.

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Jul 10 11:12

Ex-Politicians Profit Off the Misery They Caused

As nauseating as that figure is – plus another $50,000 for a previous Laura Bush speech – the news has earned more attention because of the audience the Bushes had. That would be Helping a Hero, a controversy-dogged nonprofit which helps severely injured veterans from the War on Terror afford disability accessible houses, attend family counseling.

Jul 10 11:10

First Obama lets slip the US is training "ISIL", now Germany is providing air cover for ISIL by shooting down Syrian Air Force jets.



Jul 10 11:07

Katherine Archuleta ousted as OPM director after massive data hack

Katherine Archuleta, the chief human resources officer who oversaw arguably the worst data breach in federal history, was ousted Friday, just a day after she insisted she was staying in for the long haul.

Jul 10 11:06

“Blame the Greeks” – 5 Persistent Myths

For most people in the western world, this is their first exposure to this kind of an economic situation. However, this is not new at all. The exact playbook has been used for many decades to take over countries around the world. Two good books to read about austerity, neoliberalism and corporatocracy are “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins and “Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein.

Jul 10 11:05

Lindsey Graham: Trump Is Going To Kill The Party

Senator and Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham told CNN that Trump's anti-Mexican rant is killing the GOP. Graham has a history with The Donald, who helped him to be elected before, but said even though Trump has done wonderful things, his remarks about illegal immigrants is destroying the GOP's chances at taking back the White House:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep; the GOP is going to give Trump the Ron Paul treatment!



Jul 10 10:48

The Greeks Fight Back: Oxi to Austerity

The July 5 referendum in Greece provides the clearest and most inspiring evidence to date, but the message it conveyed has been clear for a long time: that people hate the banksters who impose austerity upon them, and that they hate austerity even more.

What could be more understandable? Most people are working more (or no less) for less (or no more) — not for the age old reason, that there is not enough to go around, but because of the machinations of banksters, and the politicians and bureaucrats who serve their interests and the interests of their class brothers and sisters.

Jul 10 10:47

JFK: Judyth Vary Baker cements Oswald in the Doorway (therefore he could not have shot JFK)

Among the most contentious issues in JFK research has been whether Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of JFK, was caught in a famous photo taken by AP photographer James “Ike” Altgens in (what is known as) the Altgens6. The question is of enormous importance, since, if he was in the doorway at the time, he could not have been on the 6th floor shooting at JFK.

It therefore gives me great pleasure to report that the issue has been decisively settled by new research from Judyth Vary Baker. Lee not only cannot have been “the lone assassin”–he cannot even have been a shooter! He was innocent of the assassination of JFK. He said he was “the patsy” and that he had been in the doorway with Bill Shelly during the shooting, which has been proven–objectively and scientifically, through collaborative research–to be true.

Jul 10 10:47

Senior British Police Chief Charged in Massive Sex Abuse Inquiry

A senior British police chief was charged with the rape and sexual assault of three boys Thursday, just hours after a massive public inquiry into child sex abuse was officially opened.

Gordon Anglesea, 78, a senior policeman in Wales for 34 years, is accused of abusing three boys between the ages of 11 and 16 in the late 1970s and ’80s.

Jul 10 10:46

For The First Time Since It Was Mexico, California Now Has More Latinos Than Whites

Two weeks ago, we highlighted a statistic that reflects the rapid demographic shift taking place in America. Non-Hispanic whites, Bloomberg reported, citing the Census Bureau, are no longer the majority in Americans under 5 years old.

Why does this matter or, perhaps more to the point, why do we mention it here? Because demographic shifts often have far-reaching consequences for the economy.



Jul 10 10:43

A List of Companies was handed out on Floor of NYSE BEFORE trading began–CNN then pulls story 5 hours later!

I felt I needed to record a clip by CNN about the "tech glitch" where a CNN reporter clearly indicates that a list of "problematic stocks" was circulated to traders and stockbrokers on the floor before the market opened. This CNN news clip has since been removed, and I can't find it anywhere.

Jul 10 10:42

Top 5 Chemical Weapon Tests The British Conducted On Their Own People

Unfortunately, this article is not satirical. Instead, it documents five, historically factual cases where the British Government thought it would be a great idea to test chemical and biological weapons upon their own people during the Cold War.

Jul 10 10:42

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents Monday, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive search after an earlier massive search led by David Kay had determined that there were no WMD stockpiles in Iraq. Duelfer went to work in January 2004, to find nothing for a second time, on behalf of people who had launched a war knowing full well that their own statements about WMDs were not true.

Jul 10 10:40

Canada intensifies air campaign in Iraq

Canadian fighter jets have stepped up airstrikes in northern and central Iraq as Iraqi government forces struggle to contain advances by Islamic State militants, bombing 18 targets in the past four weeks.

“The overall result is that the Iraqis are slowly taking back control of their territory,” said navy Capt. Paul Forget at a briefing Thursday on Canada’s mission known as Operation IMPACT.

Canada’s intensified air campaign has not conducted any airstrikes recently against ISIL targets in Syria. In fact, three months after a controversial motion passed Parliament to expand the air war into Syria, the U.S.-led coalition has assigned CF-18s to attacks on Syrian territory only three times.



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Jul 10 10:30

Jeb is toast. Rich white guy says working americans must work harder. economy's problems are OUR fault.

Jeb Bush said that in order to grow the economy “people should work longer hours,” ABC News reports.



Jul 10 10:28

Saudi Arabia withdraws $65 billion in first half of this year

Saudi Arabia withdrew 244 billion riyals ($65.1bn) from its general monetary reserve during the first five months of 2015, a Saudi official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently it is not cheap committing war crimes in Yemen!

Jul 10 10:26

Security Council views US draft resolution to investigate use of chemical weapons in Syria

The US delegation to the UN revealed a draft resolution yesterday which calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to form a Joint Investigative Mechanism with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to look into their use in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we go again. "We have a right to attack [insert name of target here] because they have WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!"

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Jul 10 10:26

Israel proposes law allowing execution of Palestinian prisoners

Sharon Gal, Knesset member for the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, is scheduled to present a new bill to the Knesset on Sunday that would allow the execution of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Jul 10 10:23

The Real Holocaust Victims Were the Victims of British Firebombing in World War II



Jul 10 10:17

More Than 2,800 People Are Dead in Yemen, So Why Is the Media Silent?

In the summer of 2014, our screens were inundated with videos of the carnage from the streets of Gaza. The European media was outraged, and the sense of moral urgency was amplified across social media. Similar outrage greeted the destruction of UNESCO heritage sites in both Iraq and Syria with the condemnation of Islamic State’s barbarism reaching a crescendo when it overtook Syria’s majestic city of Palmyra.

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Jul 10 10:10

The NeoCons’ Confederate Problem—and America’s

Since the Charleston shootings, GOP officials have been scrambling to comply with Leftist demands that Southern Whites be stripped of visible signs of their Confederate heritage. The GOP has actually been downplaying the Confederacy for years—Jeb Bush conspicuously removed Confederate banners and insignias from the Florida statehouse back in 2001. [Jeb Bush Ordered The Confederate Flag Removed From Florida Capitol 14 Years Ago, By Scott Conroy,Huffingtonpost.Com, June 19, 2015] (But the GOP’s efforts to dump the Mississippi state flag i ncluding the Southern Cross were frustrated when a majority of the population, including almost a quarter of the black population, voted to retain it).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, apparently the GOP figured that if they got rid of the Confederate flag, the black population would forget all about the economy, the wars, the pandering to Israel, etc. and blindly vote for them? That strikes me as a dangerous degree of naivete!

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Jul 10 10:09

Israel bans Palestinian TV channel for Arab citizens

Israel's minister of public security issued a banning order on Thursday against F48 (short for Falastin 1948 — "Palestine 1948") television channel, which is geared towards the Arab citizens of Israel. "I will not allow Israel's sovereignty to be harmed or allow the Palestinian Authority to gain a foothold in the country," insisted Gilad Erdan.

Jul 10 09:56

Snow possible for parts of Queensland as brutally cold weather descends on state

The very cold, dry trough will extend north and eastwards across most of the state from Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

It could bring be the coldest temperatures seen in the south-east corner of the state in the past three years.

Jul 10 09:54

Gisborne battles snow, power cuts

He said locals have told him it's the heaviest fall of snow in Gisborne for 30 years.

Jul 10 09:30

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.

The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent. In other words, the norm is dependence on Washington.

Jul 10 09:24

ATM Lines Start At Midnight In Greece

Jul 10 09:23

Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ as ‘Anti-Gay’ Words

Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Democrats in California have introduced a bill that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and discriminate against gay people.

The words husband and wife were deleted from California state law last year in order to accommodate same sex marriage.

Under new legislation proposed by over two dozen Democrats, that same rule would be applied federally. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif, would introduce new “gender-neutral” terms such as “spouse” or “married couple.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, this is NOT a satire piece! This is political correctness running rampant. And I will continue to call Claire "my lovely wife" and you better damned well get used to it!

Jul 10 09:21

The Empire’s Real Problem With Iran – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons program (95+% enrichment) was always a cover for Washington’s real opposition to Iran and Washington’s real agenda.

From the standpoint of Washington’s doctrine of US world hegemony, the problem with Iran is its independence. Like Iraq, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, North Korea, Russia and China, Iran is not Washington’s vassal.

Jul 10 09:20

The European Union’s Crisis of Legitimacy and The Greek Referendum

For some time now social movements have expressed their support for Another Europe. Their almost unanimous support for a “NO” vote in the Greek referendum on the proposals of the Troika, says much about the repeatedly frustrated hopes of constructing a social Europe from below.

Indeed, the protests against austerity have established, ever more clearly and explicitly, that the evolution of Europe is going in the opposite direction: a Europe increasingly of (financial) markets, and more and more, a Europe in which non-democratic institutions make use of blackmail and fear to impose unpopular decisions. This diagnosis of the responsibility of the EU converges with the results of much recent research that indicates how the financial crisis has transformed into a democratic crisis of the legitimacy of EU institutions.

Jul 10 09:20

NO DEAL; NO BAILOUT! Greece to Exit EURO on Sunday, banks & Businesses already told SWITCH TO DRACHMA; CDS Unwind imminent

Businesses and Banks within Greece have already been told to immediately commence a currency switch to the soon-to-be-re-issued Greek Drachma and, accidentally, some merchants have already begun invoicing customers in the new Drachma currency! This Invoicing in Drachmas has been CONFIRMED by Bloomberg Business News and their coverage can be seen HERE:

Jul 10 09:16

BRICS, SCO, EAEU can define new world order: China, Russia

China and Russia have described BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as the core of a new international order, defined by a multipolar world.

Jul 10 09:15

Portugal's Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success

This month, Portugal celebrates fourteen years of drug decriminalization. The grand experiment is now considered a happy success considering it was adopted out of desperation and in the face of dire warnings from proponents of the global drug war.

Jul 10 09:13

John Taylor: IMF Loans To Greece Bailed Out Banks And Worsened The Situation

Greece has already collapsed, and the only real question is whether the ECB will give Greek depositors time to withdraw some of the €120 billion in deposits it holds hostage with the frozen ELA, or if the ECB will admit the truth about the Greek insolvent banking system risking Eurozone contagion. A better question is just what is the purpose of the IMF whose intervention in Greece can be described in one word: disaster. It can also be described in eleven, as the creator of the Taylor Rule, John Taylor, has done in a blog post which can be summarized as follows: IMF Loans To Greece Bailed Out Banks And Worsened The Situation.

Jul 10 09:08

Poll: Trump leads GOP field in North Carolina

Donald Trump is leading the Republican field in North Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The billionaire businessman has the support of 16 percent of GOP primary voters in the Tar Heel State in the latest survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).

The poll comes with Trump mired in controversy over his recent remarks on Hispanics and immigration from Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is leading because he has the spine to talk about real problems and not be a politically-correct wimp like all the other candidates. I am starting to like the guy. But he will no doubt get the Ron Paul treatment from the corporate media and the party machines!

Jul 10 09:08

Commercials Execute MASSIVE REVERSAL On Brutal Short Covering Rout

Tuesday, over 52,000 silver contracts traded within a 2.5 hour window WHICH MEANS OVER 25% OF ALL TOTAL OPEN INTEREST TRADED IN THIS 2.5 HOUR PRICE RAID INTERVAL. That is absolutely incredible.

A little math tells us that is over 260 MILLION OUNCES TRADED in 2.5 hours!

Silver was slammed about $1 an extremely brutal rout with the purpose of short covering, slamming Speculator longs, then making massive long buys at or near the bottom.

Jul 10 09:06

Feds want Medicare doctors to talk about death

This highly controversial proposal to foster end-of-life planning discussions -- which Sarah Palin and Republican lawmakers decried as creating "death panels" in 2009 -- would pay doctors to have 30-minute meetings with patients and family members to discuss so-called advance directives. This includes specifying the patient's wishes concerning medical care and life support measures and designating a health care proxy if the patient is unable to make decisions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, these people are costing us money, and they are never going to be able to work again and produce a profit. These old sick people are pure economic loss, plain and simple, and we just have to cull the herd, just like we do with sheep, cattle, and chickens. The new policy under the New World Order is easy enough to understand; as long as you are generating wealth, you live. If you can;t, you die. Why is that so hard for people to accept?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 10 09:00

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer was shot at least six times and suffered wounds to his back, chest and arms - so how did police think he was NOT murdered?

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was shot approximately six times in the chest, back and arms, in what has been classified as a professional hit.

The 64-year-old career criminal was targeted outside his family home in South Weald, Essex on June 24. Initially, local police said his death was a result of complications following recent surgery but a post mortem examination later found that he had been murdered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not unlike the Vince Foster case, in which "law enforcement" covers up for highly placed murderers!

Jul 10 08:57

Jordanian Court Orders Arrest of Journalist Over Terrorism Reporting

A Jordanian journalist has been given 15 days in jail after being accused of breaking a recent ban on coverage of a terror plot, according to the journalist's employer and other news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the imprisonment and calls on authorities to release Ghazi Mrayat immediately.

Jul 10 08:55

The “Rebel” Flag and the “Civil War” Debated

Could it be I’ve learned too much?
If charged, I must confess.
My views would be more popular
If I knew much less.

I might vote for Democrats
Or for the GOP
And not have old acquaintances
Almost run from me.

Education’s big with them
And ignorance the foe,
Except for those disturbing things
That they don’t want to know.

Jul 10 08:54

Have the oceans been HIDING the true scale of global warming? Nasa warns heat hasn't disappeared, it's just been buried in the sea

Powerful winds in the Pacific and Indian oceans are hiding the effects of global warming.

This is according to a new report that claims the so-called 'pause' in climate change never took place – scientists just haven't been digging deep enough.

The pause refers to the fact that the temperature of Earth's surface has increased by just 0.06°C in the past 15 years.

It has been used by some groups as evidence that climate change is not happening.

But the Nasa study claims the planet's extra heat has spent the last 10 years sinking into the depths of equatorial waters.

Ahem...

Jul 10 08:49

Kerry threatens to quit Iran nuke talks after more delays

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Thursday to walk away from nuclear talks as he signaled that diplomats won't conclude an agreement over the coming hours - another delay that this time could complicate American efforts to quickly implement any deal.

"This is not open-ended," Kerry told reporters outside the 19th-century Viennese palace hosting the negotiations. "We can't wait forever for the decision to be made. If the tough decisions don't get made, we are absolutely prepared to call an end to this process."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we are trying to be reasonable. All that we ask is that Iran give up nuclear power and heat their homes with burning camel dung, sell their oil only for US dollars, accept private central banking, and totally disarm so that we can come in and break the place up into itty bitty tiny nationlettes we can bully around. Why is that such a problem?!?"

Jul 10 08:44

North Carolina sells out of Confederate license plates

Talk about ending sales of a North Carolina license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag prompted a sales rush that sold out the available stock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazon and eBay have gone the PC route and stopped carrying the Stars and Bars (even though it was never officially the flag of the Confederacy) but you can still buy one at rflags.com! (unsolicited plug)

Jul 10 08:43

Deadline looms: Iran deal close, Obama ‘sceptical’

U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly said the chances of a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme are less than 50 percent.

Jul 10 08:40

South Canterbury temperature coldest recorded in New Zealand for 20 years

NIWA's climate summary for June recorded the lowest temperature at Tara Hills, near Omarama in the Mackenzie Country, on June 24 when it fell to -21 degree Celsius.

This temperature was the fourth-lowest temperature ever recorded in New Zealand and the coldest temperature recorded in New Zealand for more than 20 years.

During the day on June 24, Tara Hills reached a maximum temperature of -9C, its lowest maximum temperature on record.

Overnight on June 24 and 25, temperatures in the central South Island plunged to well below freezing when Tara Hills recorded -19.7C and Lake Pukaki -16.3C.

They stayed well below freezing on June 25 and 26 with Omarama recording -15C and Pukaki recording -12C.

The nationwide average temperature in June was 8.9C.

Jul 10 08:40

5 Horrifying Fan 'Lookalike' Plastic Surgeries

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are vital members of the medical community, serving the needs of people born with birth defects and those who've been disfigured in car crashes or industrial sausage extruder manglings. The "cosmetic" plastic surgeons serve a purpose too, mostly for aging rich people who want to look younger or teenagers who think the key to true happiness is a more prodigious rack. Though the latter variety may not always be considered a shining embodiment of all things Hippocratic, I assume most practitioners of this highly lucrative profession are at least doing their best not to violate the "do not harm" oath.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I see this as a symptom of the decline of America, and the inevitable result of corporate media advertising which pounds us from the day we are born with the message, "YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD BE (BUT YOU CAN BE IF YOU BUY THIS GOOP AND POUR IT ALL OVER YOUR BODY, WEAR THESE SPECIFIC FASHIONS, AND MATCH THE ALWAYS-JUST-SLIGHTLY-OUT-OF-REACH WAY WE TELL YOU THAT YOU SHOULD LOOK!"

For the record, you are all perfect just the way the universe made you. Stop listening to those who sell you products by feeding your insecurities.

Jul 10 08:38

Coldest snap in five years to hit Australia with predicted snow and hail

Temperatures will drop to freezing on much of Australia’s east coast this weekend in what could be the region’s bitterest cold snap in five years.

Strong cold winds, rain, snow and hail were expected to batter the nation’s south-east for days.

Sydneysiders could expect an average maximum temperature of 59F (15C) for four days – a two year record.

And temperatures across the region were expected to drop three to seven degrees below average for up to five days, according to Weatherzone.

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 08:31

Florida county removes Confederate flag, flies it again after public outcry

Marion County commissioners bowed to public outrage after taking down the Confederate flag and on Tuesday raised the flag once again outside the county's government complex.

Jul 10 08:27

HITLERRY CLINTON Launches Gun Grab Campaign

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voiced her support for stricter gun control laws.

Jul 10 08:18

No 4th of July terror? FBI now claims it stopped “several plots to kill people in the U.S.”

Undoubtedly you heard the loud warnings from government about ISIS terror threats over this past Fourth of July… kinda spooky, right?

Jul 10 08:15

Israel tells Reform Jews: You’re not really Jewish, but your money is just Jewish enough

Israel’s growing alienation with Diaspora Jewry is further proof of its desire to build a wall that separates it from everyone else.

Jul 10 08:06

City Council votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest’s remains

The Memphis City Council has voted unanimously to approve a resolution to remove the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So it is now politically correct to desecrate graves!

Jul 10 08:03

Washington’s new billion-dollar Embassy in Lebanon

On May 27, 2015, US ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, a Crypto Jew, announced that US is in the process of a new mega embassy complex in Lebanon. This will be second relocation of American embassy since Israeli Mossad bombing of US embassy and US Marine barracks in April 1983.

Hale told reporters that US needs a much larger space to advance US-Lebanon common interests and the two countries growing and deepening ties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the US is getting ready to overthrow Lebanon's government and is already building larger quarters to run the country from!

Jul 10 08:01

Hillary Clinton Supports Illegal Israeli Settlements

Clinton's support for Israel is unwavering - one-sided like virtually everyone else in Washington. Palestinian rights don't matter except at times paying them disingenuous lip service.

As a New York senator (from January 2001 - January 2009), Clinton said "undivided Jerusalem as (Israel's) capital…must never be questioned" - or its status as "a Jewish state," regardless of its large Arab population on privately owned land and recognition under international law as an international city under a UN protectorate.

She supported cutting off Palestinian aid - ignoring the harm it would cause. She outspokenly defended unrestricted Israeli West Bank colonization - on stolen Palestinian land.

She believes it's as much an Israeli right as statehood for Palestinians. She moderated her tone slightly as Secretary of State (January 2009 - February 2013).

Jul 10 07:58

Hillary Clinton: Use Congress and Corporations to End Boycott Israel Movement

According to a letter from Hillary Clinton to pro-Israel donor, Haim Saban, she wants to be the top pro-Israel candidate in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. More specifically, Clinton pledges her opposition to the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the problem. Boycotts are a recognized form of non-violent protest protected as free speech under the First Amendment. Hillary is basically promising to subvert one of our most basic freedoms, indeed subvert the Bill of Rights, to please a foreign government!

Do we want a President so eager to sell out America's values to please a foreign master?


Jul 10 07:49

To facilitate passage of TPP, U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report

The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, a move that could smooth the way for an ambitious U.S.-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries. The upgrade to so-called "Tier 2 Watch List" status removes a potential barrier to President Barack Obama's signature global trade deal.

Jul 10 07:48

Russian Gays Now Fleeing to Isis! What Next From the Daily Mail’s Anti-Russian Corps?

How bad is it, you ask? Worse than ISIS! After I recovered from Daily Mail-induced brain freeze, I double-checked see if this was actually The Onion. But nay! Their lead –“Transsexual and her gay friend persecuted in Russian village decide to head to Syria to join ISIS” is a next level misdirect, because DM knows full well that all people are going to do is read “Transsexual” “gay” “persecuted” “Russia” and “ISIS” and freak out. At the tail end of the headline, they tack on that the pair is “unaware that the terror group throws homosexuals to their death from tall buildings.”

Jul 10 07:47

Thousands of Iranians march in annual pro-Palestine rallies

Tens of thousands of Iranians chanted "Down with America" and "Death to Israel" during annual pro-Palestinian rallies nationwide on July 10, as a top leader said the U.S. would be making a "strategic mistake" if it pulled out of ongoing negotiations on the country's nuclear program.

Jul 10 07:46

Divestment movement against Israel gains steam

Jul 10 07:42

"Racialised" College Group Warns Whites: "Your Race is Taking Up Space and Silencing Others"

The "Racialised Students' Collective" of Ryerson University is warning "whites/non-racialised people" that their "race and ethnicity is taking up space and silencing others." The Social Memo was the first site to report on the campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reverse racism is still racism.

Jul 10 07:37

Markets rally amid hopes for Greece deal

Stock markets have raced ahead across Europe amid renewed hopes that a deal can be reached to save Greece from crashing out of the eurozone.

The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has submitted proposals for a harsh new round of austerity measures totalling €13bn (£9.35bn) in an attempt to break the deadlock over its bailout and is now seeking the backing of parliament in Athens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tsipras has just broken his campaign promises to the Greek people. If the deal goes through, there could be riots and even civil war in Greece.

Jul 10 07:34

Palmer man who survives accused spree killer thankful to be alive, report says

The 46-year-old woman and the 45-year-old man later told police an SUV pulled up behind them as they stopped for a red light at North Third and Spring Garden streets, police said in court papers. A man got out of the rear passenger side of what turned out to be a white Mercedes, police said.

As the suspect police identified as Todd West, 22, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, lifted his arm to fire, the man's girlfriend "just stepped on the gas and pulled away really fast and said, 'Oh my God, they are going to shoot at us,' he told reporter Hilary Lane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media's constant obsession with white on black crime and avoidance of reporting black on white crime has created a political climate in which blacks are now seeking revenge for an imagined bias against themselves. This killing spree by Todd is the result, and we saw the same thing happen in Zimbabwe when the end of white apartheid did not bring racial equality, but a black apartheid!

Jul 10 07:30

Calls to Impeach Ohio Judge Who Declined to Marry Same Sex Couple On Religious Grounds

The Left is already calling for the impeachment of Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell who respectfully declined to marry a same-sex couple Monday.

“I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,” he said per Reuters. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.”

Another Ohio judge, William Connelly, Jr., stepped in and performed the gay-wedding for the two women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The appropriate way to deal with someone who objects to your orientation is to take your business elsewhere, not pound on it for political gain and media attention. If a baker won't make you a cake, there is no point in in trying to force the issue. Common sense says it probably won;t be a very good cake anyway! Just go to a different baker and get a better cake. I don't think Christians should force their beliefs about anything on anyone else, but in fairness, the same has to apply to everyone. There are plenty of bakers (and judges) who don't have a problem with gays. Take your business to them and stop wasting all of our time with the whining!

Jul 10 07:25

Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.

The ruling does not bar the team from using the Redskins name if it wishes. The team could even still sue for trademark infringement, but winning such a case could prove more complex without the legal protections that come with a federally registered trademark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "political correctness" has reached book-burning proportions. We have reached the stage where anything can be banned because it might offend someone, somewhere, out in the hinterland! "Redskins", the Confederate Flag, the Gadsden Flag, Thomas Jefferson and who knows what else will be banned because some politician (who more than likely has the flag of apartheid Israel proudly displayed in their office) can always find some whiner whose entire sense of self-worth is based entirely on being offended by something at all times!

Jul 10 07:04

These Disturbing Figures Prove Recent Tax-Cut Isn’t All It Pretends To Be

Shocking figures were released yesterday regarding the number of MPs that hold landlord status in the UK. It has come to light that 20% of all MPs own rental properties compared to just 3% of people across the population as a whole.

You may recall that during his budget speech, George Osborne said:

Jul 10 07:04

Jeb Bush: “People Need to Work Longer Hours.” Media Soften It.

Jeb Bush, on July 8th:

“My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours, and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That’s the only way we’re going to get out of this rut that we’re in.”

Here is his statement in a youtube video of just that 30-second passage (+ 8 seconds):

Jul 10 07:00

No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption keys from your laptop right out of the air. You can’t stop it by connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks or even disabling Wi-Fi completely. Turning off Bluetooth also won’t help you protect yourself.

Why? Because the tiny device that can easily be hidden in an object or taped to the underside of a table doesn’t use conventional communications to pull off capers. Instead it reads radio waves emitted by your computer’s processor, and there’s really nothing you can do to stop it.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and another Israeli research center called Technion have created a terrifying new hacking tool that can steal encryption keys out of the air.

Jul 10 06:57

Broken cable reportedly disconnected US island territory from Internet

Northern Mariana Islands relies on a single under-sea fiber cable, which broke.

Jul 10 06:54

US govt hack includes 1.1 mn fingerprints

A cyberattack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that saw 22.1 million personal records stolen also involved the loss of 1.1 million fingerprints, the OPM has noted in a statement.

The data was taken from people who have undergone background checks for security clearances.

The total number included some 19.7 million who applied for the clearances for federal roles, plus 1.8 million non-applicants, mostly spouses or co-habitants of applicants, the agency said.

The 1.1 million fingerprints stolen represents 0.3% of the US population, while the total of 22.1 million represents almost 7%.

Jul 10 06:52

No, the F-35 Can’t Fight at Long Range, Either

By now the Pentagon should be well aware of the JSF’s shortcomings. The F-35’s limited weaponry was one of the major problems that a controversial simulation highlighted back in 2008.

In the Pacific Vision war game, which the California think-tank RAND conducted on behalf of the Air Force, F-22s and F-35s lost a simulated aerial battle over the Taiwan Strait.

Two dozen Chinese J-11 fighters brought nearly 250 long-range missiles to the mock fight. The same number of F-35s carried fewer than 100 AIM-120s. Beijing’s jets easily overwhelmed the Americans. And the J-11 isn’t even China’s best fighter.

With limited sensors, compromised stealth, not enough energy and too few weapons, the F-35 is probably already outclassed in a long-range fight. Never mind merely staying out of short-range dogfights. America’s new stealth fighter should probably avoid aerial duels at any distance.

Jul 10 06:48

Fiscal Friday - My Big, Fat Greek Crisis

Jul 10 06:47

Bess Byers on TPP

Jul 10 06:40

German ‘Efficiency’ Is Killing Europe

The renowned German "efficiency" is opening up a grievous rift within the European Union in the wake of the Greek No vote to EU-imposed bailout austerity. Not only that. The famed Germanic mechanical methodology is threatening to tear Europe asunder from runaway financial debts – the very Europe that Berlin claims to be upholding.

Jul 10 06:37

Amid detente with Hamas, Israel says 2 citizens held in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said that two of its citizens are being held captive in the Gaza Strip, an announcement that brought back bitter memories of the case of an Israeli soldier who was captured and imprisoned for five years by the Hamas militant group.
Note: 2015, 5,554 Palestinian security detainees and prisoners were held in Israeli prisons, 357 of them from the Gaza Strip.* An additional 1,028 Palestinians were held in Israel Prison Service facilities for being in Israel illegally, 16 of them from the Gaza Strip.Jun 16, 2015

WEBMASTER ADDITION: It should be remembered that "captured" citizens was the excuse Israel used to launch the last attack on Gaza a year ago.

Jul 10 06:28

Guerrilla Warfare Against a Hegemonic Power - The Challenge and Promise of Greece

Banks create money when they make loans. Greece could restore the liquidity desperately needed by its banks and its economy by nationalizing the banks and issuing digital loans backed by government guarantees to its ailing businesses. Greece could provide an inspiring model of sustainable prosperity for the world. But it is being strangled by a hegemonic power in a financial war that is being waged against us all.

Jul 10 06:26

Israel says will 'engage' with ICC on war crime probe

"We've decided to engage with the ICC, the engagement will be limited solely to the question of authority" to deal with Palestine, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Jul 10 06:18

School to pay $4.5M settlement to bullied Jewish students

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge approved a $4.5 million settlement between an upstate New York school district and five Jewish students who say they endured years of abuse by classmates who made Holocaust jokes toward them and drew swastikas in hallways and lockers.
Note: Had enough yet!

Jul 10 06:11

Tsipras Caves; "Tsipras Destroys Greece Regardless of parliament vote, Tsipras must resign - he violated all he campaigned for

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Here comes the US coup to kick Tsipras out and put in a pro-US pro-banker junta. This will trigger another bloody civil war like Ukraine. But no price is too great to pay to keep the money-junkies happy!

Jul 10 05:57

Cyber Guard Exercise Simulated Attacks On Critical Infrastructure

WEBMASTER ADDITION: So maybe they broke into OPM's database, and China gets the blame. Because if you think about it, stealing blackmail information only has value if nobody knows the crime took place. The blackmailer is very selective and only steals what they need, to minimize the risk of detection. Stealing tens of millions of records is intended to be noticed! That is why I do not think China had anything to do with this.

Jul 10 05:46

Russian Gays Now Fleeing to Isis! What Next From the Daily Mail's Anti-Russian Corps?

The Daily Mail took some time off from stalking Kate Middleton to remind us all that Russia is the worst place on the planet to be LGBT.

We continue to see Isis and Russia conflated in the western media, and this article really takes the biscuit…

Jul 10 05:38

Tony Blair and the Self-Exalting Mindset of the West: in Two Paragraphs

Tony Blair today took a little time off from serving the world’s despots in order to exploit the 10th anniversary of the July 7 London train bombing. He did so by casting blame on “radical Islam” for the world’s violence while exempting himself, pronouncing:

This is a global problem … we’re not going to allow anyone to excuse themselves by saying that the slaughter of totally innocent people is somehow a response to any decision by any government.

Jul 10 05:19

MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog

Almost a year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing 298 people. Yet, instead of a transparent investigation seeking justice, the case became a propaganda game of finger-pointing, with the CIA withholding key evidence all the better to blame Russia.

The Dutch investigation into the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last July has failed to uncover conclusive proof of precisely who was responsible for the deaths of the 298 passengers and crew but is expected to point suspicions toward the ethnic Russian rebels, fitting with the West’s long-running anti-Russian propaganda campaign.

Jul 10 02:55

Video: Proof Hillary Clinton is a serial liar

In yet another example of the glaring problem former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has with telling the truth, the 2016 Presidential Candidate has been caught publicly lying about receiving a subpoena for emails connected to the Benghazi terror attack.

Jul 10 00:12

Gun Sales Reached Record Highs Last Month

It wasn’t that long ago that we were experiencing severe ammunition and firearm shortages. The prices for pretty much every kind of weapon reached outrageous levels, and there was a waiting list for just about everything gun related. But over the past two years or so, the cost of firearms has finally fallen to a reasonable price point, and ammo shortages have largely relented. Contrary to popular belief however, gun purchases have not fallen. In fact, it seems that Americans are still buying more guns then ever before.
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Jul 10 00:11

How Did the Illegal Immigrant Who Shot and Killed Kate Steinle Get a Federal Agent’s Gun?

Last week, 45-year-old San Francisco pier shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle while she was out walking with her father. She died in front of him.

Sanchez, here illegally from Mexico, has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times.

So how did he wind up with a federal agent’s gun? Reports say he got it by breaking into the car of a law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Land Management on June 27th.

Perhaps the real question is, why was Sanchez here walking free if he had been deported five times?

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Jul 10 00:09

The Euro Is Finished: Reporter Catches First Glimpse of Drachma in Greece

With the situation rapidly deteriorating in Greece, many experts have predicted that Greece may be forced from the Euro. If that happens, then Greece will have to go through the lengthy and complicated process of creating a new currency, which would most likely carry the namesake of their pre-Euro currency, known as the “Drachma.” For now the Euro is still their official currency, but it seems that hasn’t stopped some financial institutions from jumping the gun.

A reporter for Bloomberg stayed at a hotel in Athens from June 28th to July 4th, but when they charged his Visa debit card, the online statement didn’t show his charge in Euros. Instead, it was recorded as “Drachma EQ.”

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Jul 10 00:06

School Threatens Parents That Pick Their Kids Up Late

Do you have kids? Do you have a job that you have to commute to? More importantly, do you have to drop your kids off at school every morning? I’m sure plenty of you are raising your hands right now. We all have busy schedules, and many of you face a daily race against time to get your kids to school, and to pick them up at the end of the day; and sometimes you’re either late or early. But how would you feel if a school threatened to take your kids away for being late?

Jul 09 20:18

One-third of shop workers to miss out on 'living wage' rises

Around one million workers in retail could miss out on the Government’s so-called living wage pay rise to £9-an-hour by 2020 because they are under 25 years old, the Independent understands.

The British Retail Consortium, which represents most of the high street’s stores, said of the 3 million workers in the sector, a third were under 25 and could miss out on the wage rise, while seeing their working tax credits slashed. The shop workers’ union Usdaw attacked the Government’s decision to implement an age threshold, as retailers started playing down the impact of the wage rises, pointing out their young workforce.

Jul 09 20:07

US Presidential campaign 2016: Bernie Sanders - the socialist Senator going after billionaires and mega-banks - and garnering widespread support

A CNN poll in New Hampshire shows Mr Sanders just eight points behind Ms Clinton. In Iowa, he is 19 points behind her, according to a Quinnipiac survey. But in May, the gap was 45 points, so he is catching up fast.

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Senator Sanders, rumpled and stern, faces huge hurdles. He vows to refuse billionaire donations, a stand that delighted the crowd here, but which will put him at a disadvantage in a race where money obviously does matter. Last week his campaign said it had raised $15m (£9.7m) since April through small donations averaging $35 from about 250,000 people – a decent number that also speaks to the grassroots groundswell he is creating. But Ms Clinton raised a handier $45m.

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