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Apr 04 10:07

Hillary Clinton's absurd claim that she's the only candidate being attacked by Wall Street

As challenger Bernie Sanders continues to hit Hillary Clinton over her Wall Street ties in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton noted that she and the financial sector are more enemies than friends.

Apr 04 10:07

Man on the Street: Lee Harvey Oswald Shot Jesus, So We Need More Gun Control

This is hilarious but scary as Hell. Times like this make you wonder how we even still have a Second Amendment at all in this country. (read more)

Apr 04 10:07

Tickets to the 2016 Olympics aren't selling, and Brazil is scrambling to boost demand

There could be quite a few empty seats at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
With just half of tickets sold and only four months before kickoff, Brazil's new minister of sports, Ricardo Leyser, is looking into ways to boost ticket sales.

Apr 04 10:06

Growing Provocation: US to Hold New Military Drills Near South China Sea

The US Navy reportedly plans to hold naval exercises not far from the disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still file image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy

This information appeared shortly after a conversation between Xi Jinping and Barack Obama, during which the Chinese leader warned other countries on the actions that could harm China's sovereignty.
Tensions continue to mount between the US and China with an escalation of aggressive posturing on both sides.

When exactly the military drills will begin and what ships will take part in it has yet to be reported. China has territorial disputes with countries such as Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government does appear to be hell-bent on provoking China into a war it cannot win.

And I say that, because at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to possibly do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not do it.

Apr 04 10:02

Trump Sparks NATO Debate: ‘Obsolete’ Or ‘Tripwire That Could Lead To World War III’?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed NATO on the campaign trail this week, saying he can live with breaking up the military alliance, which he calls “obsolete.”

Apr 04 10:00

“Can we just remind ourselves that the Panama Papers are from just ONE law firm, in just ONE tax haven. Tip of the proverbial iceberg.”

Apr 04 09:54

No US Names in Panama Papers Leak- Why Not?

Making matters worse for Americans wanting to store their ill-gotten gains offshore, the 2010 United States—Panama Trade Promotion Agreement included a taxation clause that effectively shut down any chance of the rich in the US using Panama as a shelter.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 04 09:52

Ceasefire Fails to Take Hold, Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting Rages

Heavy fighting in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday night and into Saturday left at least 33 people dead, including 18 Armenian and 12 Azerbaijani soldiers. The fighting was the worst since 1994’s ceasefire, and despite Azeri calls for a unilateral truce, fighting is continuing throughout the weekend.

Both sides are blaming the other for starting this latest dust-up, with Azerbaijan reporting shelling from the region hitting their border villages, and Armenia claiming Azerbaijan just attacked for no reason. Either way, Azerbaijan fairly quickly gained some advantage, and took part of the region back under control.

This is complicating the ceasefire push, for while the international community is backing the notion of ending the battle, pro-Armenia forces within Nagorno-Karabakh are insisting they would only accept a ceasefire that returned all lost territory back to them.

Apr 04 09:52

UN Declares Israel As Having World’s Worst Human Rights

The U.N.’s top human rights body has officially declared Israel as the world’s worst human rights violator- beating Iran, North Korea, Russia and China for the number 1 spot.

Apr 04 09:51

Revered Indian Leader Joe Medicine Crow, Last Crow War Chief, Dies at 102

Joe Medicine Crow, the respected historian of Montana's Crow Tribe and the last surviving Plains Indian war chief, died Sunday at age 102, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said.

Apr 04 09:43

Poroshenko: US has reiterated commitment to extend $335mln to enhance Ukraine’s security

The United States has reiterated its commitment to extend a sum of 335 million U.S. dollars to Ukraine to enhance its defense and security system, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday.
"The sum of 335 million U.S. dollars will go to finance the defense and security sector, to purchase new equipment and weapons, to train personnel," he told Ukrainian journalists after his visit to Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight; at a point in time when the US government is drowning in debt (19 trillion dollars that we know of); when homeless Vets are sleeping in our streets, and the American infrastructure is crumbling, the US government is ready to shell out three hundred thirty five million dollars to this tin pot dictator, which will most assuredly line his, or his cronies' pockets, and not see one piece of good happen for the Ukrainian people?!?

IF in fact what Poroshenko is saying is true, it is yet one more assault on We the People by a US government gone collectively barking mad.

Apr 04 09:39

Avoid putting your money in these banks

Apr 04 09:29

Tennessee GOP delegate fight erupts ahead of party meeting

At issue are the state’s 14 at-large delegates that were not assigned in the March 1 primary but are set to be selected by the party’s executive committee. Trump won the Tennessee primary and many of the delegates were directly elected at that time. Morris wrote that Trump’s campaign had struck a deal with party leaders on Wednesday to fill the remaining at-large slots with Trump’s share of the vote.

Haynes said Morris exploded earlier in the week when the party informed the campaign they'd only get six of their seven delegate choices at Saturday's meeting. Tennessee's GOP rules give the party the ultimate authority to name delegates, though it usually accepts input from the campaigns.

"They informed us that they did not care about party procedures. They don't care about the Republican Party," Haynes said.

Apr 04 09:28

Mossack Fonseca leaks reveal Xi Jinping's family links to offshore companies. Chinese President Xi Jinping's family features in the explosive revelations made by the leak of confidential documents showing how world's most rich and prominent people hide th

Chinese President Xi Jinping's family features in the explosive revelations made by the leak of confidential documents showing how world's most rich and prominent people hide their wealth.

Xi's brother-in-law Deng Jiagui and family members of at least eight current and former members of China's powerful Politburo Standing Committee have set up offshore companies through Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-based law firm that has offices in more than 35 countries.

Owl 1
Apr 04 09:28

Arizona and North Carolina Election Day Debacles Make Case for Restoring the Voting Rights Act

If you watched the news reports coming out of the primary contests in Arizona and North Carolina in March, you might think this election was taking place in a burgeoning democracy — a country that hasn’t quite figured out how to guarantee the voting rights of its citizens on Election Day. Lines to vote snaked around corners of buildings in Arizona, while thousands were blocked from voting in North Carolina for not having the proper identification to vote, a product of misinformation over the state’s new voter ID law.

Apr 04 09:27

Watchdog: Pay-or-go-to-jail policy makes probation officers bill collectors

Houston Miller hustles to the exit door of the Bell County adult probation department, his blond ponytail flopping halfway down his back.

The 19-year-old must get to his new $8-an-hour shipping clerk job so he can pay $1,800 in fines, fees and court costs. He got busted with a pinch of pot.

“How will you pay that?” I ask when I catch up with him.

“Working Monday through Friday — and maybe overtime,” he answers.

Explaining his rush, he says, “I gotta pay $400 by the end of the month. I was under the impression that if I don’t pay, if you miss a payment, they can send you to jail for it.”

They’re not supposed to. That’s why I’m in Bell County, near the center of Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How sweetly naive of the person at Justice who wrote this letter; they still believe that there is trust by Americans in the justice system!!

Apr 04 09:23

Spring snow belts Great Lakes, Northeast

Say it ain't so: Winter is just refusing to let go.

Heavy snow pasted parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast on Sunday into Monday, and whiteout conditions in New York state caused several accidents.

Apr 04 09:23


On March 13, after not being able to find her 12-year-old son for an extended period, Amy Olzak called the Idaho Falls Police Department to report him missing. Instead of helping her son, however, according to Olzak and multiple witnesses, the officer who responded brutally attacked this young boy.
“I just wanted them to help me find where he was,” said Olzak. Ironically, this would never happen.

After spending all day looking for him with friends, Olzak finally located her son. Olzak then called the police to inform them that she no longer needed their services. However, police were not done yet.

“I just wanted them to be aware. They came over. I talked to an officer for a minute, and he walked over to my son. Then he put my son’s hand behind his back and like lifted him up in the air and slammed his face into the trunk of a car,” said Olzak.

The car belongs to Olzak’s friend, Courtney Beck, who also witnessed the officer attack this child.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Beating children to a pulp for no damned good reason seems to be all the rage for American police; and this is why you never, ever call 911 for anything anymore, because this is precisely the kind of behaviour you can expect from them.

Apr 04 09:23

Spring Snow Expected to Blanket Northeast, Winds to Subside

Millions of Americans were under winter weather advisories Monday morning, bracing for a second batch of spring snow as crews worked to dig out from the weekend's deadly storm.

More than 9 inches of snow fell in Michigan while parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island saw up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday. Heavy winds battered swaths of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 04 09:21

Europe’s Terror Blowback

France under President Nicolas Sarkozy played a lead role in fomenting the insurgency against the Gaddafi regime in Libya in 2011, and Sarkozy’s successor, Francois Hollande, has been on the forefront of supporting the Sunni militants in Syria against the Alawite-Shi’a regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Apr 04 09:19

U.S. Special Operations units are using faulty rifle sights

The U.S. government is aware of the problem and sued the sight’s maker in November for fraud, accusing the company, L-3 Communications, of covering up a variety of issues with the sight, which has been used by every branch of the military, the FBI, the State Department and local law enforcement.

The company quickly settled for $25.6 million. “A sight that ‘almost works’ is not acceptable,” said Naval Criminal Investigative Service Director Andrew Traver in a news release the day the settlement was announced.

But more than four months later, the equipment has not been recalled or replaced, say current service members and military officials.

Apr 04 09:14

Welcome to the Environmentalism is Fascism website.

The purpose of this website is to expose both the similarities between environmentalism and fascism and the connections between environmentalism and modern fascistic, or arch-conservative, individuals and groups.

This website presents the product of original research and the work of others.

The principal political orientation of this web page is Utilitarian.

The struggle against fascism or other extreme reactionary movements has historically required a broad alliance.

The website is designed to serve as a mobilizing point for all those wishing to join this struggle.

Apr 04 09:13

7 Reasons 9/11 Could NOT Have Been An Inside Job

Below, we’ll show that 9/11 could NOT have been an inside job …

Apr 04 09:11


Juliano Mer-Khamis, the 54-year old founder of The Freedom Theater in Jenin, was murdered five years ago today by unknown assailants.

The murder remains unsolved to this day but his memory lives on as does his dream for a Free Palestine.

Presented here is a post I wrote at the time of his assassination ...

Apr 04 09:03

Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak – Craig Murray

Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.

Apr 04 08:59

Minnesota Gov Bans ‘Non Essential State Travel’ To NC Over 'Anti-LGBT' Laws

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has introduced a ban on “all nonessential state business travel” to North Carolina after the state introduced anti-LGBT laws.

Apr 04 08:57


When Palestinians fight against occupying troops on their soil, they are denounced — and often killed — as “terrorists.” Meanwhile, nonviolent campaigns to end the occupation through a South Africa-style boycott are demonized as “anti-Semitism” and officially barred — censored — in all sorts of ways, in numerous countries around the world.

Apr 04 08:46

Obama's Endorsement Of Debbie Wasserman Schultz Brings In Serious Money... For Her Challenger

Tim Canova, a progressive law professor taking on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), pulled in more than half a million dollars in the first three months of 2016, according to his campaign — a massive sum for a political newcomer.

Apr 04 08:42

Top Firefox extensions can hide silent malware using easy pre-fab tool

The fix? No patch, just destroy all extensions.

Apr 04 08:40

'Devastating' bug pops secure doors at airports, hospitals

Criminals could waltz into secure zones in airports and government facilities by hacking and jamming open doors from remote computers over the Internet, DVLabs researcher Ricky Lawshae says.

The since-patched vulnerabilities affect HID's flagship VertX and Edge controllers which are distributed in scores of busy locations and large global enterprises.

The devices are used in airports including Nanchang Changbei International Airport and the Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Popping the controllers grants attackers access to locks and alarms, and makes it "impossible" for administrators to regain command of the doors.

Owl 2
Apr 04 08:38

Did hacktivists really just expose half of Turkey's entire population to ID theft?

A trove of leaked information, purported to be the entire Turkish citizenship database, has been leaked.

The leaked info appears to contain names, addresses and ID numbers of more than 49 million citizens. If confirmed the leak would become one of the biggest privacy breaches, by number of records, ever.

Apr 04 08:26

New Black Panthers In Armed Showdown With Anti-Muslim Militia In Texas

A gun-toting anti-Muslim hate group protesting at a mosque in Texas were weren’t expecting to be confronted by armed members of the New Black Panther party and the Huey P Newton Gun Club.

Apr 04 08:25

Why the North Korean Regime Is Not Long for This World

At first glance you probably wouldn’t think that there is anything unusual going on in North Korea. Granted, compared to every other nation on Earth North Korea is a pretty unusual place, but their antics are fairly routine. Most of the time you won’t hear much about the country, but about once or twice a year they’ll start kicking and screaming like a toddler with nuclear weapons. They’ll threaten their neighbors and overseas enemies (that’s us) with destruction and beg for foreign aid, and maybe make a few high-profile executions before going dark again.

However, this round of provocations and demands is different.

(read more)

Apr 04 08:16

White House Accused Of Censoring French President Mentioning ‘Islamist Terrorism’

The White House has been accused of censoring the French president at a Nuclear Security Summit press conference, after he used the term “Islamist terrorism” to describe the global threat from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) which has roots in Syria and Iraq.

Apr 04 08:09

WikiLeaks Exposes IMF Plan of Financial Terror to Force Government Compliance

By Jay Syrmopoulos

WikiLeaks has once again exposed how supranational organizations create artificial crises in an effort to advance the Western corporate-political elites geostrategic goals, as revealed in the transcript of a teleconference, which took place on March 19, 2016, between top International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials.

The striking conversation reveals IMF officials implying that the threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force other stakeholders into accepting the IMF’s “measures” such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions...

Apr 04 07:59

Iceland PM: “I will not resign”

Apr 04 07:59

Tourists Cheat Death As Whale-Watching Ship Crashes Into California Pier (VIDEO)

It was a Hollywood movie moment caught on video. A whale-watching ship crashed into a pier in the California city of San Diego this weekend, as dozens of tourists scrambled to safety.

Apr 04 07:59

FLASHBACK 2000 - Foreign Exchange: Saddam Turns His Back on Greenbacks

Europe's dream of promoting the euro as a competitor to the U.S. dollar may get a boost from SADDAM HUSSEIN. Iraq says that from now on, it wants payments for its oil in euros, despite the fact that the battered European currency unit, which used to be worth quite a bit more than $1, has dropped to about 82[cents]. Iraq says it will no longer accept dollars for oil because it does not want to deal "in the currency of the enemy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real reason for the Iraq invasion.

Apr 04 07:57

The Real Reason Why Gaddafi Was Killed

Apr 04 07:56


As the labor participation rate and employment to population ratio linger near three decade lows, the mouthpieces for the establishment continue to perpetuate the Big Lie this is solely due to the retirement of Boomers. It’s their storyline and they’ll stick to it, no matter what the facts show to be the truth. Even CNBC lackeys, government apparatchiks, and Ivy League educated Keynesian economists should be able to admit that people between the ages of 25 and 54 should be working, unless they are home raising children.

Apr 04 07:55

New Law Allows Unlimited Amounts Of Secret Money Into Elections

When a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in 2010, it reshaped the political landscape by opening the floodgates to what is known as “dark money.” Unlimited amounts of secret cash can now be funneled to political candidates from entities posing as nonprofit organizations, and the public has no right to know who is buying these elected officials.

The biggest beneficiary of the Citizens United case appears to be Hillary Clinton, which is ironic considering that the subject of that case was a film critical of Clinton.

Apr 04 07:55

Growing Provocation: US to Hold New Military Drills Near South China Sea

The US Navy reportedly plans to hold naval exercises not far from the disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April.

Apr 04 07:54

Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild

Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights, to Genie Energy. Major shareholders of Genie Energy – which also has interests in shale gas in the United States and shale oil in Israel – include Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild.

Apr 04 07:54

Jesus wept: There were 12 reported incidents of Christian pastors molesting kids — in just the last month

The arrest of a Christian school principal in Port Angeles, Washington for sexually assaulting two pre-teen girls brings to light, once again, what appears to be an epidemic of sexual predators in Christian churches and schools.

According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. The exact number of actual sexual assaults is unknown since many victims never speak up or, in some cases like Florida, the sexual assault is hushed up.

Apr 04 07:53

US Ally, Saudi Arabia Will Start Exterminating People for Being Gay, Blames Gayness on Facebook

Saudi Arabian prosecutors would like to impose the death penalty for homosexuality — because, apparently, Facebook and other social media are turning people gay.

Apr 04 07:52


The officers claim that Clark tried to grab an officer’s gun, but witnesses claimed that the 24-year-old Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.

Apr 04 07:50

Military Forced To Reject Claim Falklands Left Vulnerable To Attack

British Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have been forced to deny claims the Falkland Islands have been left vulnerable to attack because no British ships are stationed in the south Atlantic.

Apr 04 07:50

Does the Massachusetts Pollinator Protection Plan Solve Anything?

By Charlotte Trim

So what does the Massachusetts Pollinator Protection Plan change for the better? Well nothing really. It’s 14 pages of carefully crafted waffle to avoid mentioning the crux of the problem: “neonicitinoid” insecticides. There are so many independent scientific studies showing this class of pesticide as highly toxic to honey bees and pollinators in general, it is hard to keep count. France just banned neonicitinoids altogether, we can’t even mention their name...

Apr 04 07:49

More than a statistic: My connection to Anne Frank

I will never forget listening to Anne Frank’s childhood friend describe the moment she threw food over the fence at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
Note: Nobody threw food over the fence. This article actually makes me laugh at the fantasy of lies it projects.

Apr 04 07:48

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

Apr 04 07:47

How to Ensure Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Replace the Armistice Agreement (1953) with a Peace Treaty

This important article presents the DPRK’s position. It is written by a North Korean researcher based at the Institute for American Studies (IFAS), a research and advisory agency affiliated to the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We bring this text to the attention of our readers with a view to clarifying the ongoing debate regarding the DPRK. It is essential that this position be heard and understood by Western public opinion an the international community with a view to reaching a peaceful settlement on the Korean peninsula.

Apr 04 07:46

Expensive Weapons of Mass Destruction: As Saudi and Allies Bombard Yemen, US Clocks up $33 Billion Arms Sales in Eleven Months

Sometimes even to the most towering cynic, American hypocrisy is more than breathtaking.

As they lambast their latest “despot”, Syria’s President Assad – a man so popular in his country and the region that the US Embassy in Damascus had, by the end of 2006, devised a plan to oust him (1) arms sales to countries where human rights are not even a glimmer on the horizon have for the US (and UK) become an eye watering bonanza.

Apr 04 07:46

Azerbaijan Launches Wide Scale Attack on Nagorno-Karabagh. Geopolitical Implications

Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack on multiple positions of the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh, NKR) contact line overnight on April 1-2. The Azerbaijani army employed tanks, military helicopters, drones, and various caliber weapons in an assault targeting the Line of Contact on the southern, southeastern, and northeastern fronts. The NKR Defense Army retaliated, and, according to the NKR Defense Ministry Twitter page, brought down two helicopters and two drones, and destroyed three tanks. There are multiple casualties on both sides. Civilians have also been targeted. According to reports, 12-year-old Vaghinag Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, while two other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack.

Apr 04 07:44

How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

A $2.7 billion attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, has been out of commission for more than a year because of a defective pipe joint near the ship’s nuclear-powered engine.

The defective part, which is worth about $10,000, was installed near the ship’s nuclear power plant. Engineers discovered the poorly welded steam pipe in early 2015, and ongoing repairs have led to the ship being stuck in overhaul ever since, according to Navy Times.

Apr 04 07:44

Defiant China slaps steel tariffs on Britain as trade war looms

China has thrown down the gauntlet in an escalating trade war over the global steel glut, imposing punitive tariffs of 46pc on hi-tech steel produced in Britain and the rest of the European Union.

The astonishing move came as the Prime Minister, David Cameron, confronted the Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a meeting in Washington, pleading for action to slow the flood of Chinese steel exports reaching Europe.

Apr 04 07:43

South China Sea: Japanese Warships Dock in Philippines Near Disputed Waters

A Japanese submarine and two destroyers have arrived to the major Philippine port of Subic located in the vicinity of the disputed South China Sea water routes, to uphold “peace and stability” in the region, the Philippine Navy have said.

Apr 04 07:42

Erdogan: US and Turkey are Reaching Conciliation Regarding Syrian Kurds

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced during his visit to the United States that Washington and Ankara are moving towards finding common ground in their approach to Kurdish forces in Syria.

Apr 04 07:38

Drivers advised to take extreme caution in snowy weather

Allegan County Sheriff is advising drivers to take extreme caution when driving in Allegan County because of weather conditions.

Apr 04 07:38

Another Snow Forecast, Freeze Warning in the Hudson Valley for Monday

After the snow and high winds of Saturday and Sunday, we are looking at yet another round of frozen participation.

Southern Westchester is under a Freezing Warning from 8 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday, and Dutchess Ulster counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday.

Apr 04 07:37

Spring Snow

Snow amounts from the March 30 storm varied widely in the North Platte River Valley. One measurement at 5:30 p.m. in Torrington was 4.5 inches of snow. This after it had been melting and snowing for at least 12 hours.

Apr 04 07:37

Don’t look now but it’s snowing again

Many Bay State residents are waking up to a fast-moving snow storm today, with another on its way tomorrow — bringing potentially damaging wind gusts and near-record low temperatures, forecasters warn.

Today’s storm is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow across much of the area before pulling away by lunchtime.

Apr 04 07:36

Escalation of hostilities in disputed Nagorny-Karabakh

Violence on the border with Azerbaijan in Nagorny-Karabakh region escalated overnight on Saturday, reportedly with the use of tanks, artillery and military aircraft. Baku and Yerevan blame each other for triggering the hostilities.

Apr 04 07:35

Bernie Sanders set to win Nevada after delegates switch

Weeks after Democratic voters in Nevada held their presidential caucus, the result changed in the favor of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the party's convention Saturday - and now appears poised to win the state.

Even though his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was declared the winner after the February 20 election, the convention this weekend determined which delegates go to another convention in May - and Sanders hit the jackpot by taking away Vegas from Clinton's win column.

Apr 04 07:34

Panama Papers: Tax office investigating 800 Australians identified in financial record leak

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is investigating 800 Australian residents named in a massive leak of tax and financial records known as the Panama Papers.

The ABC has identified more than 1,000 Australian links in the data, which contains personal details including copies of the passports of hundreds of Australians.

Apr 04 07:33

'I Pray for Sanders' - Oliver Stone Condemns Clinton’s ‘Corrupt’ Policy

An Academy Award-winning movie director criticized former US State Secretary for contributing to almost every major conflict of recent decades and for refusing to accept the fact that “the Cold War” era is over.

Apr 04 07:32

The Pertussis Vaccine Lists Autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as Serious Adverse Events on the Package Insert

I previously ran an article discrediting that argument. The pertussis vaccine by definition is not bactericidal — it does not kill bacteria. Therefore, vaccinated individuals can carry and transmit pertussis bacteria just the same as the unvaccinated. Public health officials either don’t know this or are being dishonest when they blame minor pertussis outbreaks on the unvaccinated. They could be carrying the germ themselves and personally transmitting it to the reporter when they plant these pseudo-scientific stories.

What else are they not telling you? I took a close look at the Sanofi Pasteur DTaP vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) which is licensed by the FDA as the primary series in infants and children.

Apr 04 07:30

Based on Current Situation=> Ted Cruz Will Be Knocked Out of Race By April 26th

Based on current delegate counts and poll numbers Ted Cruz will be mathematically unable to reach the delegate count required for him to win the Republican Presidential nomination.

By the end April it will be clear that Ted Cruz has no chance of reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless Cruz steals Wisconsin, which from the sudden shift in the polling numbers is what I think is being planned.

Apr 04 07:29

Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption

Files reveal the offshore holdings of 140 politicians and public officials from around the world

Current and former world leaders in the data include prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, the president of Ukraine, and the king of Saudi Arabia

More than 214,000 offshore entities appear in the leak, connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories

Major banks have driven the creation of hard-to-trace companies in offshore havens

Apr 04 07:27

British Connections To The “Panama Papers” And The Mossack Fonseca Scandal

Published today are “The Panama Papers”, a global publication of eleven millions files of 2.6 terabytes of data made up of emails, documents, letters, property deeds, bank records, contracts and invoices dating back as far as 1977 leaked to journalists. It allows investigators and journalists to dig much deeper into the very murky world of the secretive offshore tax havens sheltering trillions of dollars and assets of the world’s most rich, famous and powerful.

Apr 04 07:27

Ex-CIA Agent Comes Clean on Syria: Obama Allowed for the Creation of ISIS

By Claire Bernish

In 2012, the CIA proposed a clear and specific plan to oust Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad — which likely would have also prevented the phenomenal rise of ISIL — but according to a new report, President Obama refused to give it the green light.

Former CIA operative, Doug Laux, appeared on NBC News for an exclusive interview detailing how his plan to arm Free Syrian Army rebels earlier in the conflict had been met with stiff and inexplicable opposition from the White House...

Apr 04 07:23

The Next Big Trend: Farming In Your Supermarket

By Brianna Blaschke

Tiny vertical farms are making a huge impact on the future of sustainable agriculture.

INFARM is revolutionizing the world of fresh grocery shopping with the introduction of minuscule vertical farms in supermarkets. Not only do these farms display the produce, but they actually grow crops in-house...

Apr 04 07:21

A New Right To Secrecy For Companies, And A Dangerous EU Legislative Proposal

The proposed EU legislation on “Trade Secrets Protection”, which the European Parliament will vote next April 14, creates excessive rights to secrecy for businesses: it is a direct threat to the work of journalists and their sources, whistleblowers, employees’ freedom of expression, and rights to access public interest information (on medicines, pesticides, car emissions, etc.).

Apr 04 07:17

US-Israel alliance needed now in light of ISIS, Iran threats, visiting US Speaker says

“I wanted to come to Israel first to emphasize how important the US’ commitment to Israel and strong friendship with Israel is to us,” Paul Ryan says at Knesset.

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Been to Flint, Michigan yet, Paul?

Apr 04 07:16

Is the 'Jewish Symptom' Hereditary?

Jews frequently delight in associating themselves with Jewish brilliance: with the likes of Albert Einstein or Steven Spielberg. Naturally, Jews are much less enthusiastic about any association with people such as uber-criminal Bernie Madoff or serial paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Jewish tribalhood is an elastic concept. Many Jews cling to biological determinism in the inheritance of Jewish talents but forcefully reject any biological cause in reference to any unsavory traits. Jewish folklore is wildly inconsistent in its biologist attitude toward the so called ‘Jewish traits.’

Apr 04 07:15

IMF Tries To Put Out Fire From Bombshell Greece Leak, But Doesn’t Apologize

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director told Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday that the IMF remains committed to good faith negotiations, trying to assuage concerns raised by a Saturday leak.

Christine Lagarde dismissed the possibility the IMF would use underhanded tactics to pressure Greece in the letter, which was also posted on the IMF’s website.

The Huffington Post first reported on Saturday that Tsipras had asked Lagarde whether Greece could “trust” the IMF in light of leaked remarks by IMF officials suggesting that a crisis-inducing “event” was necessary to get Greece to comply with IMF austerity requests.

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"When the world around the IMF goes downhill, we thrive. We become extremely active because we lend money, we earn interest and charges and all the rest of it, and the institution does well. When the world goes well and we’ve had years of growth, as was the case back in 2006 and 2007, the IMF doesn’t do so well both financially and otherwise." -- Chrstine Lagarde

Apr 04 07:12

Vietnam War at 50: Have We Learned Nothing?

Some 60,000 Americans were killed fighting in that war more than 8,000 miles away. More than a million Vietnamese military and civilians also lost their lives. The US government did not accept that it had pursued a bad policy in Vietnam until the bitter end. But in the end the war was lost and we went home, leaving the destruction of the war behind. For the many who survived on both sides, the war would continue to haunt them.

It was thought at the time that we had learned something from this lost war. The War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973 to prevent future Vietnams by limiting the president’s ability to take the country to war without the Constitutionally-mandated Congressional declaration of war. But the law failed in its purpose and was actually used by the war party in Washington to make it easier to go to war without Congress.

Such legislative tricks are doomed to failure when the people still refuse to demand that elected officials follow the Constitution.

Apr 04 07:11

Aging voting machines threaten election integrity

Imagine you went to your basement and dusted off the laptop or mobile phone that you used in 2002. What would happen if you tried to turn it on? We don’t have to guess. Around the country this election year, people are going into storage, pulling out computers that date back to 2002 and asking us to vote on them.

Following an election meltdown of epic proportions in 2000, the federal government provided more than US$2 billion to update the nation’s voting infrastructure. More than a decade later, these voting machines are approaching the end of their expected lifespans. Experts estimate that a reasonable lifespan for electronic voting machines (which are computers, running mainly on laptop technology developed in the 1990s) is in the 10- to 15-year range.

Apr 04 07:10


Recently, a student at American University Washington College of Law put a note on the door of a law professor stating “All Lives Matter.” This expression of what ought to be truism caused the AU law faculty to freak out.

Nearly sixty faculty members and staff signed a letter calling this an “incidence of intolerance.” A sounder position would hold that objecting to the statement “All Lives Matter” as a response to the statement “Black Lives Matter” smacks of intolerance because it places one racial group on a higher level than others.

Apr 04 07:08

Mossack Fonseca: The Nazi, CIA and Nevada connections… and why it’s now Rothschild’s turn

For all the media excitement about the disclosed names in the “Panama Papers” leak, in this case represented by the extensive list of Mossack Fonseca clients, this is not a story about which super wealthy individuals did everything in their

Apr 04 07:08

Palestinian on the run from Israeli soldiers for a week — is 12 years old

The father of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy on the run for a week from Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank has told Middle East Eye that he fears his son will be killed if caught. Ramzi Abu Ajamia has been in hiding for the past seven nights, the boy’s father, Nasir Abu Ajamia said from their family home in Bethlehem’s Dheisha refugee camp. Israeli forces first showed up at the family’s home on 24 March, raiding the house and detaining Ramzi’s older brother. Ramzi said he had no idea why Israel was seeking to detain him. He says he attended protests against Israeli occupation, where rocks were thrown. “I don’t go to the clashes outside of the camp, but when soldiers come to us inside the camp, yeah I go out with the other boys – but that’s it – only when they come to us,” he said, speaking to MEE during a furtive visit to the family home. “I can’t explain why they want me, other than it’s my turn. Tomorrow it will be another kid’s [turn]."

Apr 04 07:07

No wonder we've stopped saving - this year's cash Isa rates are so derisory, the banks are embarrassed to advertise them...

There’s an innocent-sounding phrase that should get savers' alarm bells ringing: ‘ask in branch for details’.

It used to be that banks would trumpet their Isa rates. They’d boast of them in newspaper and online adverts and on posters in bank branch windows (back when there were bank branches).

But this year rates are so pitiful that it seems even providers are embarrassed to admit them. The poster below, currently pinned up in Post Office branches, is typical.

So far gone are the days of posters with massive percentage signs that this one doesn’t even mention the available interest rates in the small print. Only if you ask specifically will they admit what rates they’re offering.

Apr 04 07:07

Sanders is in Jewish tradition that rejected exceptionalist nationalism of Zionism

Jesse Alexander Myerson has an excellent meditation on Bernie Sanders’s throw-back Jewish identity at the Village Voice. There is a romance in the piece: Yiddish socialists who fought their persecution in Europe brought the fight for emancipation to the U.S. and transformed our country (that was a long time before neoconservatism and neoliberalism also transformed our country). And the piece is religious, too, inasmuch as Myerson quotes Scripture.

But the ending is terrific. It clearly identifies the sociocultural changes inside the Jewish community that made Zionism an ethos for the affluent. And clearly links anti-Zionism with a Jewish progressive tradition, of which Bernie Sanders is a part. Anti-Zionism is coming in, folks. Myerson’s piece is on the front page of the Village Voice, with the headline, “Heretic.” The Zionist/ant-Zionist debate is beginning to happen.

Apr 04 07:06

Play about 17-year-old Palestinian youth killed in 2000 tours Atlanta, St. Louis, New York

A play about martyrdom in the second intifada that has been widely praised is playing to sold-out audiences on campuses across the country and you should check it out if you get a chance. The show is called There Is a Field, and the playwright is the prolific activist/author Jen Marlowe. Marlowe did extensive reporting on the case of Aseel Asleh, 17, killed in October 2000; and this dramatic work featuring a diverse cast of actors and dealing with state violence generally is the result.

Apr 04 07:05

Bernie Sanders supporters hold massive #OccupyCNN protest over lack of coverage

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Hollywood outside the CNN headquarters on Sunday afternoon to voice their frustration with the lack of coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Protesters used the hashtags #OccupyCNN and #BernieBlackout to organize and speak out against the unequal time given to covering Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over Sanders. Last Saturday, Sanders won the Hawaii, Washington and Alaska primaries by large numbers but the network barely covered the news, activists say downplaying the victories. This while giving a disproportionate amount of time to covering Donald Trump’s latest antics.

Apr 04 07:04

The Plan To Break Up Syria Explained

Brandon Turbeville of ActivistPost.com joins James Corbett to discuss his recent article, “Kurdish Federalization Reminiscent Of Kerry’s Plan B, Brzezinski, NATO’s Plan A.” They break down the Kurdish groups that are involved in the plan and the globalist institutions that have shaped it.

Apr 04 07:02

Hundreds abused by 50 clergy over 40 years but federal prosecutors undecided on charges

Federal prosecutors aren’t yet certain if they’ll be filing racketeering charges against a Roman Catholic diocese after a grand jury found evidence that two former bishops assisted in the cover-up of sexual abuse to hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40-year period.

The Altoona-Johnstown diocese in Pennsylvania sparked further investigation when Reverend Joseph Maurizio, Jr was prosecuted and convicted of molesting two local children during missionary trips to Honduras.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over the weekend, Claire and I watched another movie which I am going to recommend, "Spotlight", which tells the story of how the Boston Globe ripped the lid off of the clergy pedophile scandal in Boston. As is apparently the case in Pennsylvania, officials enslaved by their belief in a God knew this was going on, but refused to do anything about it, until the problem had reached epic proportions.

Add this film (which won the Best Picture Oscar) to your list of films to watch. This is movie-making (and journalism) at its best, dragging the corruptions of the rich and powerful into the light of public scrutiny.

Apr 04 07:01

Nasa's Opportunity rover captures a whirling dust devil on MARS: Plumes of dirt are seen spiralling in the Meridiani plain

Dust devils on Mars can grow to the size of terrestrial tornadoes, with a funnel more than 330ft (100 metres) wide stretching up to 12 miles (19km) above the surface.

Scientists have known about the spiralling structures on the red planet for years, but now Nasa has captured its 'best one yet.'

Apr 04 07:00

Cop charged with second-degree murder after killing sobbing, unarmed man begging for his life

Over 1,000 people were killed by police in the U.S. last year. Regardless of whether or not someone can argue the potential justification in each case, that’s an insane number.

Apr 04 06:54

Editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung responded to the lack of U.S. individuals in the documents, saying "Just wait for what is coming next"

Apr 04 06:53

Are any of the names in the Panama Papers linked with the Clinton Foundation? They are refiling their taxes for not reporting Foreign Donations accurately for at least three years.

So far we have four names: Bidzina Ivanishvill, Prince Salman, Sultan Al-Nahyan, Petro Poroshenko .


For three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.
Those entries were errors, according to the foundation: several foreign governments continued to give tens of millions of dollars toward the foundation's work on climate change and economic development through this three-year period. Those governments were identified on the foundation's annually updated donor list, along with broad indications of how much each had cumulatively given since they began donating.

Apr 04 06:37

About the Panama Papers

The data provides rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows. It proves how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of the world’s rich and famous: from politicians, Fifa officials, fraudsters and drug smugglers, to celebrities and professional athletes.

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Because only the poor should pay taxes!

Apr 04 06:34

German MP: 'Berlin is Cozying Up to Erdogan'

The deal the EU recently struck with Turkey makes the European Union an accessory to President Erdogan’s support of the terrorist groups in Syria, a German MP told Radio Sputnik on Saturday.

Apr 04 06:34

Alaska Air Agrees to Buy Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

Alaska Air Group Inc. agreed to buy Virgin America Inc. for $2.6 billion, overcoming interest in the Richard Branson-backed carrier from JetBlue Airways Corp. to secure a deal that bolsters its main West Coast business while opening up key airports in New York and Washington.

Alaska Air will pay $57 a share for Virgin America stock, with the deal worth about $4 billion including debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases, the Seattle-based company said Monday.

“We’ve been thinking about an acquisition for a couple of years,” Alaska Chief Executive Officer Brad Tilden said on a conference call. “We’re confident in our ability to do well with this.” The company secured the deal after a “hard fought competition,” he added.

Apr 04 06:33

King of Spain's Aunt Named as Panama Firm Head in Leaked Files

Leaked law firm files show an aunt of Spain’s King Felipe VI was the president of a company registered in Panama, according to a report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Pilar de Borbon, the elder sister of the former monarch King Juan Carlos, became president and director of the Panama-registered company Delantera Financiera SA in 1974, according to the ICIJ. The consortium has published data based on documents spanning from 1977 to 2015 for the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, a top creator of shell companies.

Apr 04 06:32

Death by overwork on rise among Japan’s vulnerable workers

Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or karoshi, a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering salaryman that is increasingly afflicting young and female employees.

Labor demand, with 1.28 jobs per applicant, is the highest since 1991, which should help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe draw more people into the workforce to counter the effect of a shrinking population, but lax enforcement of labor laws means some businesses are simply squeezing more out of employees, sometimes with tragic consequences.

Claims for compensation for karoshi rose to a record high of 1,456 in the year ending in March 2015, according to labor ministry data, with cases concentrated in health care, social services, shipping and construction, which are all facing chronic worker shortages.

Apr 04 06:31

Russia Tells UN Security Council That Turkey Is 'Main Supplier' of Weapons to ISIS, Media Yawns

The western media has been almost completely silent about a rather explosive accusation leveled against Turkey: According to Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Ankara is the main supplier of weapons and ammunition to ISIS and other extremist groups operating in Syria.

The accusation was made in a letter to the UN Security Council, and included a detailed list of weapons and chemicals that Turkey has sent across its border into Syria.

According to Churkin, Turkey has been using humanitarian convoys to deliver the weapons.

Apr 04 06:31

Austria to deploy troops at Alpine border to stop refugees coming through Italy

Austria is concerned that it may soon face an inflow of refugees coming through Italy and is considering deploying troops to handle it. This comes as the EU's refugee deal with Turkey is about to be enforced.

In February, Austria introduced border restrictions, as did the Balkan countries. It resulted in a sharp decline in the number of new arrivals in Germany, the primary destination of asylum seekers. In March, less than 5,000 refugees entered Germany from Austria, the German Interior Ministry reported on Saturday, compared to 38,570 in February and 64,700 in January.

Apr 04 06:30

BRITAIN DIVIDED: Moment protesters burnt EU flag as migration anger spirals out of control

BRITAIN was tonight perilously divided as simmering anger about mass migration boiled over into ugly violence on the streets of Dover.

Apr 04 06:30

"Trump" Sidewalk Chalk: #TheChalkening Students from 100s of colleges across the US, standing up

Apr 04 06:27

10 things we've learnt from the leaked Panama Papers

The hidden wealth of some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show some of the ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes.

Dubbed the Panama Files, the 11 million documents were leaked from a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca.

They show how the company has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.

The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing.

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So far, western reporting of this scandal has been limited to reports on the US' enemies' activities, but there is silence for the US' friends, and especially for US politicians!

Apr 04 06:24

Sex slaves 'rented' out for up to $20,000: report

Some of the 75 Syrian sex slaves rescued last week from brothels in a Lebanese coastal town had been "rented" by clients for months at a time in exchange for up to $20,000, a report said Monday.

Apr 04 06:24

The Day Free Speech Died at Harvard Law School

There is a perception that being liberal is synonymous with tolerance. As youth tends to spawn idealism, it would follow that the most liberal campuses are home to the most tolerant student body.

However, after nearly three years of study at Harvard Law School, I have found that a significant number of the most liberal students tend to be the least tolerant of opposing viewpoints.

In late 2014, during my second year at Harvard Law School, a student group called Students For Inclusion created a blog entitled Socratic Shortcomings. Its commitment, we are told, is to “[foster] productive and contextualized conversations on matters related to race, gender and class.” The site allows students—and anyone really—to post anonymously about events at Harvard Law School.

Apr 04 06:20

Hillary as President would be Catastrophic for the US and the World

Beholden to special interests; complicit in US war crimes across the globe; held top secret information on an unsecured home server; incessantly lies (like most politicians); and is married to a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault: the fact that Hillary Clinton is even remotely capable of becoming President of the US is symptomatic of how corrupt and screwed up the US political system actually is.

Apr 04 06:16


Just moments after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed by a sniper's bullet, a photographer took the above picture. Dr. King lies on the balcony floor. The witnesses are all pointing in the direction the fatal shot was fired from. There is no confusion among the witnesses as to where the source of the shot was. They are not confused by echoes. There is no uncertainty. All three witnesses are pointing in exactly the same direction.

The official story is that these men are pointing at the bathroom window in the rear of the rooming house from which James Earl Ray is supposed to have fired a gunshot.

But is that where the witnesses are pointing?

As part of the research, Ted Wilburn went back to the Lorraine Motel, to the very spot where Martin Luther King was shot, and took a photograph of the crime scene location that shows a great deal of the surroundings.

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Apr 04 06:00

Reports: Bombs went off in basement levels of towers on 9/11

According to a number of eyewitness reports, bombs went off in basement levels of both towers 1 and 2, and possibly also in basement levels of Building 7.

Apr 04 05:46

Student: ‘Harvard University, other schools, having problems with students and staff silencing free speech’

(INTELLIHUB) — As if a massive new PSYOP campaign is now running in full force, more and more college students are reporting that their rights, while on campus, are at jeopardy as offended students and teachers alike push to limit free speech.

Apr 04 05:26

Trump: "I'm the one being discriminated against"

I want to see how we're treated. Look, I signed a pledge. They wanted me to sign the pledge. And I'm the one that's being discriminated against," Trump told host John Dickerson.

Apr 04 05:24

Illegal Jewish schools: DoE 'covered up' abuse and disappearance of pupils

The report states that more than 1,000 boys had been placed in ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith schools from as young as the age of 13, where their main education is received through studying religious texts. It claimed the pupils leave with little or no ability to speak English and few qualifications that will help them prepare for later life.