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August 26, 2015

Aug 26 06:55

US lawmaker wants Israel military aid halted over Palestinian deaths

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday.

McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act, a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defense departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for McCollum (who I presume understands she is about to retire from Congress), but the US Government already ignores the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, so I would not hold my breath that they will give a bagel's hole about the Leahy Act!

Aug 26 06:14

Fort Bragg Troops Train for Domestic Emergency: “This Exercise Is About the Home Front”

These Fort Bragg Army engineers are training to assist local authorities in the event of domestic disorder and potential chaos — prepared to quell civil unrest, riots, mass unrest or even the aftermath of terrorist attacks.

And that’s when the potential for martial law kicks in.

Read more at SHTFplan.com



Aug 26 00:11

Media Pushing for TSA Security on Trains

You can always expect the busybodies in our society to exploit a crisis, no matter how remote the future risks may be.

Read on the Daily Sheeple



Aug 26 00:09

Transit System Puts up New High Tech Surveillance Cameras That Can Tell if You’re Drunk

In the ever increasing big brother society we all find ourselves attempting to hide from, now a new camera system that’s supposed to protect drunk people from being hit by transit trains at the station can “tell if you are drunk”.

Read on the Daily Sheeple

Aug 26 00:03

Why Hedge Funds Are Such a Colossal Waste of Money

For most people, the stock market is an mysterious force that they will never understand. It might as well be a glittering slot machine as far as they’re concerned. They don’t know how it really works on the inside...

Read more at The Daily Sheeple

August 25, 2015

Aug 25 23:09

Privatization is at the core of Fascism

Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK — and privatizations are a central feature of fascism.

The core of fascism is the idea that there is some elite, whether ‘Aryan’ or ‘chosen by God,’ or otherwise, who should run things, and that everyone else exists in order to serve that elite. Inevitably, this official elite consists of the people whom the powers-that-be assign as constituting the owners of almost everything that’s valuable. Increasingly, things become those people’s private possession — even what was formerly a public asset becomes now private. Beaches become private. Schools become private. Natural resources become private. It’s not just the art that was stolen by the Nazis and privatized to them and/or shown at museums that they control, which becomes private; it’s whatever the elite want to have, and to control: it’s all now private. That’s the fascist ideal.

Aug 25 22:59

A message to Libertarians about the FDA

Libertarians see big government as an obstruction to a free-market economy.

Some Libertarians believe the FDA is unnecessarily restraining commerce by driving up the cost of drugs and slow-tracking the approval of new drugs.

This is not how the game works. The FDA has clients, and those clients are the drug companies. On the whole, the FDA speeds up its drug approvals and thereby unleashes a torrent of toxic compounds on the public, killing, at a conservative estimate, 100,000 Americans every year, or a million Americans per decade.



Aug 25 22:50

The Stock Market Is Not the Economy

The stock market is not the economy. The stock market has fluctuations all the time that have nothing to do with the real economy. The most famous was the 1987 crash, which did not correspond to any real-world bad event that anyone could identify.

Aug 25 22:43

‘Bullying’ – BBC Political Editor’s Bizarre Term For The Public Resisting The Establishment

The BBC's Nick Robinson has made a career out of telling the public what leading politicians say and do; sometimes even what they 'think'. This stenography plays a key role in 'the mainstream media', given that a vital part of statecraft is to keep the public suitably cowed and fearful of threats from which governments must protect us. The 'free press' requires compliant journalists willing to disseminate elite-friendly messages about global 'peace', 'security' and 'prosperity', uphold Western ideology that 'we are the good guys', and not question power deeply, if at all.

But when a senior journalist complains of 'intimidation and bullying' by the public, making comparison's to 'Vladimir Putin's Russia', the mind really boggles at the distortion of reality. Those were claims made by Robinson, the BBC's outgoing political editor, using an appearance at the Edinburgh international book festival to settle a few scores.

Aug 25 22:36

Answering 'Resistance From All Sides,' Germany Moves to Ban GMO Crops

Germany on Monday became the latest country in the European Union to take a stand against genetically modified (GMO) crops in its food supply.

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt told government officials that he will seek to implement the European Union's "opt-out" rule to stop GMO crop cultivation in the country, including those varieties which may be approved by the EU, according to documents seen by Reuters this week.

Aug 25 22:31

Israel’s choice of envoy sends a message to the UN

The appointment by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of one of his most hawkish and outspoken rivals as Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations has prompted widespread consternation. As one analyst noted, Danny Danon’s appointment is a “cruel joke” on the international community. The new envoy “lacks even the slightest level of finesse and subtlety required of a senior diplomat”, the analyst said.




Aug 25 20:08

These 8 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden

Waking Times

RT’s Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about eight historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public, but have not been republished as part of the Forbidden Bookshelf series.

Aug 25 20:06

It’s a Ponzi Scheme -The Real Reason Global Markets are Crashing

Waking Times

The economy is collapsing and the stock market is crashing… again. Is this crash the big one, or is it just another hiccup on the slow road to certain doom? Should we stampede, or should we continue to graze?

Aug 25 19:29

‘US withholding Chilcot Inquiry docs as they may discourage future wars US is interested in’

Washington’s refusal to declassify documents that could inform the UK probe into the 2003 invasion of Iraq is a major scandal in London. Yet the State Department spokesman says he has never heard of the Chilcot Inquiry. RT talks to American author and activist David Swanson. He thinks information is being deliberately withheld.

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Aug 25 15:40

If You Are A Critical Thinking Awake Individual Who Can See The Wheels Are Coming Off This Debt Dependent Bus To Nowhere, You Would Take The Opportunity To Sell Into Today’s Dead Cat Bounce.



Aug 25 15:35

US lawmaker asks military aid to ‘Israel’ be halted

In a letter to the State Department officials last week, Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum said the deaths of Nadeem Siam Nawara and Mohamed Mahmoud Odeh in May 2014 demonstrated the “brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanises Palestinian children.”

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday. - See more at: http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/us-lawmaker-asks-military-aid-isra...

Aug 25 15:31

FLASHBACK 2005 - 'The Chosen': Getting In

A few years ago, I wrote a book about the rise of a new educated class, the people with 60's values and 90's money who go to Starbucks, shop at Whole Foods and drive Volvos. A woman came up to me after one of my book talks and said, "You realize what you're talking about is the Jews taking over America."

My eyes bugged out, but then I realized that she was Jewish and she knew I was, too, and between us we could acknowledge there's a lot of truth in that statement. For the Jews were the vanguard of a social movement that over the course of the 20th century transformed the American university system and the nature of the American elite.

Aug 25 15:02

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Aug 25 14:59

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Aug 25 14:57

Manjaro Installation Media

Welcome to the official Manjaro Linux ISO-image page. Here you will find the latest releases for download as ISO images.

Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Manjaro are available in the following flavours (i.e. with the following desktop environments pre-installed):XFCE KDE NET GNOME LXDE MATE and more…
XFCE is the best desktop. Manjaro is a flavor of Arch Linux.

Aug 25 14:46

Video: UK Royal Navy recruits ‘no longer willing to die for Uncle Sam’

According to a new survey, young people in Britain are reluctant to join the Navy ... and especially to work on submarines - because thay can't log on to social networks while underwater.

Aug 25 14:44

GM refuses 91% of faulty ignition switch claims

General Motors' compensation expert rejected 91 percent of death and injury claims related to faulty ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths – ten times more than GM originally believed –and 275 injuries, 17 of them serious.

Aug 25 14:17

Lindsey Graham calls for 10,000 U.S. troops in Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the Iraq War was not a mistake, even though he was less certain whether he agreed with the ground invasion authorized by President George W. Bush in 2003.

Graham was the latest presidential hopeful to tangle with the thorny hypothetical posed to many in the burgeoning Republican field over the past week: Would they have ordered the invasion of Iraq knowing that the nation did not have weapons of mass destruction?

"If I knew then what I know now, a land invasion may not have been the right answer," Graham told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room," detailing the record of abuse and rogue behavior by Saddam Hussein. "He had a lot to do with destabilizing the region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle. Lindsey ...

Aug 25 14:10

Bank Tellers Want $15 An Hour, Too

Aug 25 14:09

4 dead in shooting in Roma camp in Roye, France

A shooting in northern France’s Roye has left four people dead and three seriously injured, including two policemen. The gunfire took place in a Roma camp. The circumstances of the deadly assault are yet to be established.



Aug 25 14:08

Toddler fatally shot in St. Louis County

A 21-month-old baby boy was shot and killed in a St. Louis County neighborhood on Tuesday, local media reported. Law enforcement is investigating the situation.

So far, it's not clear how or why the shooting took place, or even where exactly the incident occured. Police are looking into whether the death should be classified as a homicide.

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Aug 25 14:06

Clean slate: New Ferguson judge voids 10,000 arrest warrants

The new municipal judge in Ferguson has recalled all arrest warrants issued before 2015. The decision gives many residents of the troubled Missouri city a fresh start, just days before a court reform law is to take effect.

Issued by Ferguson Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, the order applies to all arrest warrants prior to December 31, 2014, whether for minor traffic violations or more serious offenses. Close to 10,000 warrants are affected by the decision, municipal prosecutor Stephanie Karr told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Aug 25 13:56

In case you missed it: Bloomberg commodity index has hit fresh 16yr low mainly driven by oil, copper and other metals



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Aug 25 13:31

Televangelist politician Pat Robertson blames Black Monday on US support for abortion

As the effects of Black Monday in China were felt across the globe, one American politician thinks he knows what is causing the economic instability. Christian conservative Pat Robertson believes it was due to the US government’s support for abortion rights.

Aug 25 13:27

US Justice Department: Corruption charges against Menendez 'clear and unmistakable'

The US Justice Department has sharply rebuked Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey and his lawyers for seeking to have federal corruption charges against the Democrat dismissed.

Aug 25 13:24

Israel unleashes its diplomatic thug on the UN

Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN is indicative of Israel's disdain for the international community and shows it has no place for negotiations or compromise.

Aug 25 13:22

Toronto police G20 commander apologizes after being convicted of misconduct

The senior officer who ordered the “kettle” of people at the G20 summit five years ago has apologized after being found guilty of three of five charges related to his role in the largest mass arrests in Canadian peacetime history.

Supt. David (Mark) Fenton was convicted on two of three charges of exercising unlawful or unnecessary authority, and on one of two charges of discreditable conduct.

“He deeply regrets that some of those decisions led to the arrest of people who were not involved in the violence and that some people were held in the rain for hours,” Fenton’s lawyer Peter Brauti said in a statement.

“He would like to personally apologize to all those innocent parties that were negatively affected.”

Aug 25 13:20

Mentally ill children locked in police cells due to hospital bed shortage

Three mentally ill children a week are locked up in police cells in Britain due to a lack of hospital beds amid government cuts to mental health services, new figures show.

Over the past year, 161 under-18s with mental health issues were placed in cells around England and Wales because of the NHS bed shortage crisis, according to National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) figures.

Aug 25 12:42

Kiev reorganizes 22 military brigades in Donbas, plans to create 12 more

Ukraine is through with a package of measures to reform the country’s defense capability system, the Defense Ministry’s spokesperson, Viktoria Kushnir, has told a news briefing.
"Legislatively the strength of Ukraine’s army has been set at 250,000. In the east of Ukraine the required defense groups have been deployed. The 22 existing brigades have been reorganized and twelve new brigades are about to be formed. Under state defense contracts the army has received more than 1,300 pieces of military equipment," Kushnir said. The Defense Ministry has created a center for development and material support for the Ukrainian armed forces.

Aug 25 12:38

Pennsylvania Family Deals With Water Contamination Linked to Fracking Industry

The Chichura family has flammable well water, most likely due to a fracking job gone wrong in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna County. Their water well, along with those of four of their neighbors, was allegedly contaminated with methane in the fall of 2011, shortly after Cabot Oil started drilling operations near their home.

Aug 25 12:36

Crimean authorities to help Romanov House head move from Denmark to Crimea — official

The Crimean authorities have promised to help Prince Dimitri Romanov, the oldest relative of last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, to move to live from Denmark to Crimea, Dmitry Polonsky, the vice-premier of the Crimean government, told TASS on Tuesday.
Prince Dimitri arrived in Crimea earlier on Tuesday for the first time since the peninsula’s reunification with Russia. Upon his arrival at Simferopol airport, Prince Dimitri told journalists that he wished to come to live in Crimea permanently.
"I would do that with great pleasure," Prince Dimitri told TASS. Of course, I need to ask my wife first. We should also think about what to do with our house in Denmark. We can sell it and come here. Naturally, I would be glad to move here as soon as possible," the prince stressed.
Prince Dimitri is travelling with his wife, Princess Theodora (Dorrit).

Aug 25 12:35

Doublespeak from an establishment controlled Labour so terrified of Corbyn they want to block 110,000 voters

Labour explores political cannibalism as it attempts to smear the dramatic swell in numbers as Tory sabotage instead of support for Jeremy Corbyn.

Aug 25 11:44

Israel Punishing Syria for Russian S300 Sale

Israel’s broad air assault on Syria has nothing to do with retaliation, no more than the massive assault on Gaza had anything to do with Hamas rocket assaults on Israeli villages, assaults confirmed only by Israeli sources.

There is a real purpose to the timing of this Israeli attack and that is the promise of Russia to deliver a fully upgraded S300 system to Iran, one that totally nullifies Israel’s air advantage and even Israel’s ability to hit Iran with nuclear armed ICBMs.

The recent attack on Syria is, in actuality, an attempt on Israel’s part to discredit President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. What few if any in the west understand is how thoroughly Putin has humiliated Netanyahu, a man whose mental stability has long been in question.

Netanyahu sees his bombing attacks on Syria and his open support for ISIS and her sister organizations as daring Russia to move against the US-Israel alliance.

Aug 25 11:42

Jane's Analyst Implicates NATO Terror Group in Bangkok Blast

Jane's analyst at FCCT panel implicates "Grey Wolves" terror organization in Bangkok blast - created and for decades run out of the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

Aug 25 11:41

Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS'

Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient Temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! Just like all those folks running around the United States tearing down Confederate memorials and desecrating Confederate graves!

Aug 25 11:17

Nearly 60% of Students Are Chasing Dying Careers

By Maggie Hill

A new report from The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has revealed young people will be the hardest hit under a new future of work, as the economy and labour market undergo significant changes over the coming decades...

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Aug 25 10:50

Super cold, slew of snow in forecast

Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.

Aug 25 10:49

Another Cool Blast Spreads South and East; Record Lows Set

Fresh on the heels of a blast of unseasonably chilly summer weather last week, yet another shot of cool air has spread across parts of the central and eastern United States. Several record lows have already been set, and even parts of the South are seeing relief from the summertime humidity.

Aug 25 10:47

The Unseen Consequences of Zero-Interest-Rate Policy

There is only one difference between a bad economist and a good one: the bad economist confines himself to the visible effect; the good economist takes into account both the effect that can be seen and those effects that must be foreseen. Yet this difference is tremendous; for it is almost always the case that when the immediate consequence is favorable, the later consequences are disastrous, and vice versa. Hence it follows that the bad economist pursues a small present good that will be followed by a great evil, while the good economist pursues a great good to come, at the risk of a small present evil.

Aug 25 10:33

Cop “Violated No Policies” After Being Caught on Video Punching 9-Months Pregnant Woman in Belly

In yet another case of police investigating themselves only to determine that they did nothing wrong, a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy was no-billed after being captured on video punching a pregnant woman numerous times and pushing her stomach first into a kitchen counter, leaving bruises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Just think of it as Planned Parenthood making a house call!"

Aug 25 10:32

TSA airport style searches on all Amtrak trains!

Our government is stepping up its plans to search EVERYONE, ANYWHERE, whether you're travelling by air, rail, ferry or bus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This at the same time they are trying to get us all out of cars and onto mass transportation? This seems counter-productive!

Aug 25 10:20

The Road to Fascism

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

Aug 25 10:19

Is China Getting the Greek Treatment?

As China's stock market tumble precipitates a worldwide crash, we revisit this prescient 2011 article entitled "Illuminati Will Burst China's Bubble":
(from 28/12/11)
by David Richards
(henrymakow.com)

The mainstream media generally portray the US as a dying giant and China as an unstoppable rising power.

And yet, both countries have virtually the same debt-to-GDP levels. The US has $15 trillion worth of debt and a GDP of just over $14 trillion, while China has a GDP of $5.8 trillion and debts of $5.7 trillion.

Aug 25 10:13

Trash crisis in Beirut, clashes with police, calls for govt to go

Another day of violent street clashes in Lebanon has gripped the capital, amid the ongoing waste collection crisis. Thousands poured into the streets of Beirut, rallying against government corruption. Police again battled masked youths, who set tires ablaze, as the night descended into chaos.

Aug 25 09:53

The Primacy Of Jewish Genes

The Guardian reported this week that a study of Holocaust survivors revealed that the Jewish trauma is passed on to its children's genes. The conclusion from a research team at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital led by Rachel Yehuda stems from the genetic study of 32 Jewish men and women who had either been interned in a Nazi concentration camp, witnessed or experienced torture or who had had to hide during the second world war.

Unlike The Guardian, that published a dry report of this 'scientific revelation', I am puzzled. What is the meaning of this scientific news? Does it suggest that the kids of Holocaust survivors are better adapted to the next holocaust or does it suggest alternatively that the heirs of Shoah survivors have inherited the trauma and are now entitled to German reparation money until the end of time?

Aug 25 09:52

Britain’s Labour Party Purge is Underway. Preventing “Supporters” from Voting for Jeremy Corbyn

Kerry-anne Mendoza explains how Labour Party leaders have banned her and many others from voting for Jeremy Corbyn.

The first wave of the UK Labour Party’s purge of registered supporters has begun, and I and many others outside of the Blairite wing of the Labour movement were disenfranchised by our own party on Thursday.

At a little after 5:00 am yesterday, an email arrived in my inbox from Labour HQ.

I read it once, then again. Then I just sat there.

First of all I was embarrassed, like I’d been caught out, even though I’d done nothing wrong. It’s being made out that voting for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race is an act of sabotage, rather than an expression of my democratic rights. Once I realized that, I got angry. Really angry. I shared the news on my Facebook page and Twitter, and found that I was far from alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to my world, Ms. Mendoza, when Dr. Ron Paul was absolutely prevented from running by a corrupt, bought, Republican Party (NOT that the Democrats are any less corrupt and bought, mind you.)

But to not be able, via the ballot, to pick the individual who most closely understands your concerns and in what direction you would like to see the country move, domestically and internationally, is a slap in the face to those of us who believe in the values of a democratic republic.

Aug 25 09:51

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOGS AND ARABS IN ISRAEL

The idea that Israelis are particularly fond of dogs is one that the government itself is keen to promote as part of its effort to make Israel more appealing to Western audiences.

That was precisely the theme of a recent Israeli foreign ministry propaganda video promoting Tel Aviv as a “city of dog lovers.”

Aug 25 09:51

BEX ALERT EXTRAORDINAIRE ~~ A ZIONIST PROVOKED POGROM IN PARIS

‘Vanity Fair’ says it may be time for French Jews to leave Paris because of a supposed attack on a synagogue a year ago. The event in fact involved a “rampage” by the Jewish Defense League in response to pro-Palestinian demonstrators during the attack on Gaza.

Aug 25 09:46

US media keep Americans in dark about Israel’s nuclear bombs: Analyst

US mainstream media have for long kept Americans in the dark about Israel’s massive nuclear arsenal while spreading misinformation about Iran’s civilian nuclear activities, says an analyst.

Aug 25 09:41

‘No more pacifism': Ukraine president says Minsk peace deal allowed military buildup

Addressing his troops in the Eastern Kharkov region, Ukraine’s President said that the country’s army had been upgraded during the ceasefire with the rebels and warned that Ukrainians should prepare for years of war ahead. President Poroshenko made the statement at a ceremony presenting the army with military equipment, tanks, rocket launchers, and American Humvees.

Aug 25 09:41

Sites saving deleted tweets of politicians from 30 countries blocked by Twitter

In a blow to government transparency, Twitter, the social media network, has shut down websites which tracked politicians from 30 countries by preserving their deleted tweets. Government watchdog groups said the move erases the public record.

Aug 25 09:39

Gaza hospitals face imminent shutdown

Several main Gaza hospitals face the prospect of an immediate shutdown due to an energy crisis that has lasted for months, the Gaza Health Ministry said Monday.

“Shifa Hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, the European Gaza Hospital, and Rantisi Hospital could stop offering services because they are about to run out of fuel,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for the ministry. “The current situation is the worst since the Ministry of Health was created in the Gaza Strip,” he added.

The Gaza Strip receives energy from Egypt and Israel, in addition to one local power plant, but due to power shortages, hospitals are forced to rely on private generators. Recent months have seen a crisis which is now coming to a head, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

In addition to the energy crisis, the hospitals face many other challenges, including damages incurred during last summer’s war, medicine shortages and staff strikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where in the name of heaven is someone to speak for that child, writhing in pain in this picture?!?

One has to wonder if one part of the Israel Government's "final solution" toward Gazan Palestinians is to have inflicted as much physical and emotional pain while they are in hospital, particularly to children and toddlers, by not having proper medications and dressings, and claim it is "someone else's fault."

Doctors Without Borders, where the hell are you?!?

There should be a campaign of embarrassment and shame, directed at both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, to get this sorted, and I mean, IMMEDIATELY.

No child in the world should be suffering like this, when proper resources are so close.

Aug 25 09:32

Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror

Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror:

Aug 25 09:32

CAPTAIN ABANDONS SHIP: Has Tsipras Just Resigned Himself To The Dust Bin of History?

Tsipras and his party Syriza came to power on a wave on anti-austerity rhetoric that had the West shaking in their boots. Western mainstream media even called the country a ‘hub for terrorism’ the very DAY after they came to power! Their demands were seen as the main reason for their colossal victory just a few short months ago.

When it came to zero-hour Syriza and Tsipras held firm for a while, imposing capital controls and shutting down banks, yet ultimately they ended up giving in to what some saw as act of treason committed against their own people.

Tsipras plans to stage an early ‘snap’ election, and said in a live TV address that, “the political mandate of the January 25 elections has exhausted its limits and now the Greek people have to have their say.”

Aug 25 09:31

Wave of desperate migrants board trains toward EU as Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

Thousands of beleaguered migrants — mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts — crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step closer to the European Union on Sunday, a day after they stormed past police trying to block them from entering the country from Greece.

On Saturday, about 2,000 rain-soaked migrants rushed past baton-wielding Macedonian officers, who had been sealing the border for three days. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured as the migrants leapt over barbed wire or ran across a field not protected by the fence to enter Macedonia.

Aug 25 09:30

The airport spiking food with 'happy hormones'

Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get through security.

London's Gatwick Airport wants to help take the pain out of travel, and has a remedy in the form of 'happy meals' rich in mood-enhancing hormones.

Restaurants at the airport have updated their menus to include dishes designed to put travelers in a better mood. Frankie and Benny's, for example, has added a salmon citrus salad that promises to improve brain function, while Lebanese chain Comptoir's falafel and fattoush salad is meant to keeps blood sugar levels steady.

Aug 25 09:30

Hillary Clinton Emails Reveal Questionable Support for Overthrow of Elected Government in Honduras

Some of the recently released emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server show a link between Clinton and members of a coup that removed Honduras’ elected president, Manuel Zelaya, from office.

Aug 25 09:29

51 Christian faith leaders urge Congress to vote for Iran Deal

51 Christian leaders representing dozens of denominations and Christian organizations sent a letter to Congress today, urging lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Aug 25 09:21

U.S. to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe

The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday.

James did not give details about the specific number of planes, date or location of the deployment, but said it was in line with Defense Secretary Ash Carter's recent call for a strong and balanced approach to Russia.

The first deployment of the Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-22 to Europe outside air shows is seen as a move to address growing concerns among NATO allies about Russian military aggression. The Air Force has also been using radar-evading F-22 fighter jets to carry out some its attacks against Islamic State, the first real combat air strikes by the jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks: I would like to ask the writer of this piece of codswallop of documented cases of alleged Russian aggression which are incontrovertible.

She does have some, doesn't she?!? Or, is she still "dancing to her Master's voice", that is, of corporate America, urgently trying to gin up a war against Russia for no damned good reason whatsoever, to masque, at least temporarily, an American economy in meltdown?!?

Let's go back to the situation in Ukraine last year, shall we, when the legally elected government was overturned in a US/ECB/NATO-sponsored putsch against it.

Crimea, looking at the way Poroshenko was "elected" realized that they had no legitimate government in Kiev whatsoever. And please remember: Crimea was a part of Russia until it was annexed in the 50's by the Ukrainian, Nikita Khrushchev.

At that point, in a free and fair referendum, crawling with international observers, Crimea voted to petition Russia to join the Russian Federation, and Russia accepted the will of the Crimean people.

So, will SOMEBODY please, tell me: what did Russia do wrong here, in light of the fact that peaceful self-determination is a cornerstone of UN policy?!?

The short answer is "Nothing, Nada, Zip!!"

So, right now, with absolutely no embarrassment whatsoever, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, is desperately trying to poke the Russian bear with ludicrous charges which carry no weight in fact whatsoever. Her fiasco in Ukraine, bringing about regime change, which has led to martial law, economic collapse, conscription, and an horrific return of ultra-right nationalists, doesn't seem to bother her one whit. As reported earlier this year at paulcraigroberts.org:

Victoria Nuland’s Lies Make War Inevitable March 7, 2015 | Categories: Guest Contributions | Tags: | Print This Article Print This Article Victoria Nuland’s Lies Make War Inevitable Washington’s politics has sunk to the bottom of the cesspool. An Assistant Secretary of State can now appear in testimony before the US Congress and lie endlessly without being held to account. Congress has abjured its responsibility. Nuland’s lies are the kind that lead to war. Unless a meteorite lands on Washington, war is inevitable. Victoria Nuland Lied to US Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine By Stephen Lendman Global Research, March 07, 2015 Url of this article: http://www.globalresearch.ca/victoria-nuland-lied-to-us-congress-about-p... On March 4, Nuland addressed House Foreign Affairs Committee members. http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2015/mar/238147.htm She called murdered US-funded, Boris Nemtsov a “freedom fighter, Russian patriot and friend.” She absurdly called Ukraine “central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a ‘Europe whole, free and at peace.’ ” Fact: Washington wants Ukraine used as a dagger against Russia’s heartland – with menacing US bases on its borders threatening is sovereign independence. Nuland called US planned and implements year ago Maidan violence using well-trained Nazi thugs “peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians.” “They braved frigid temperatures, brutal beatings and sniper bullets…Ukraine began to forge a new nation…holding free and fair election…and undertaking deep and comprehensive economic and political reforms.” Fact: US-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s police showed remarkable restraint. Fact: Washington-supported Nazi thugs bore full responsibility for beatings, sniper killings and other violence. Fact: Ukrainian parliamentary and presidential elections were farcical – with no legitimacy whatever. Fact: So-called economic reforms involve crushing hardships on already impoverished Ukrainians in return for loan-shark-of-last-resort IMF blood money. Fact: No responsible political reforms exist. None are planned. It bears repeating. Ukraine is a US-installed fascist dictatorship. Nuland lied claiming “enhance(d) (Ukrainian) transparency in public procurement, reduce(d) government inefficiency and corruption, (laws) making the banking system more transparent, and measures to improve the climate for business and…foreign investment.” Ukrainian banking is a black hole of grand theft. State farmland and enterprises are being sold to Western predators at fire sale prices. Corruption is worse than ever. Government and military officials are stealing everything they can get their dirty hands on – at the expense of imposing crushing austerity on deeply impoverished millions. Hyperinflation grips the country. The “breadbasket” of Europe can’t feed its people. Rationing was imposed. Energy prices skyrocketed to unaffordable levels. Ukraine symbolizes humanitarian disastrous conditions wherever America shows up. Nuland recited a litany of Big Lies about the “new Ukraine,” – a Nazified menace to its people Claiming it’s “building a peaceful, democratic, independent” nation is polar opposite truth. She aimed the worst of her rant at Russia and Donbass freedom fighters. She lied about Crimea “under illegal occupation” – ignoring near Crimean unanimity to reverse a historic mistake and rejoin Russia. She turned truth on its head claiming“(i)n eastern Ukraine, Russia and its separatist puppets unleashed unspeakable violence and pillage.” “MH17 was shot down. Hundreds of Russian heavy weapons and troops poured across the border, fueling the conflict.” “Sixteen Russian uninspected ‘humanitarian convoys’ entered Ukraine in violation of agreements with the Ukrainian government, the ICRC and the international community.” “Donetsk airport was obliterated…Debaltseve, a key rail hub beyond the ceasefire lines, fell to separatist and Russian forces six days after Minsk was signed…” “This is a manufactured conflict controlled by the Kremlin, fueled by Russian tanks and heavy weapons; financed at Russian taxpayers’ expense and costing the lives of young Russians…” Fact: Kiev collaboratively with Washington launched naked aggression against Donbass residents wanting democratic rights everyone deserves – wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism. Fact: No Russian hoards “poured across (Ukraine’s) border.” Kiev’s own military chief said so. No evidence whatever shows Russian involvement. None exists except photos exposed as fakes. Fact: Washington and Kiev bear full responsibility for unleashing unspeakable violence against Donbass residents. Fact: One or more Ukrainian warplanes downed MH17- a US/Kiev false flag. Russia and rebels had nothing to do with it. Fact: Russia is the only nation delivering vitally needed humanitarian aid – inspected by ICRC representatives. Fact: Minsk ceasefire terms included nothing about Debastseve. Fact: Washington and Kiev “manufactured” Donbass’ conflict – not Moscow or rebels. Not a single House Foreign Affairs Committee member challenged Nuland’s obvious and outrageous Big Lies. They accepted them as gospel. They let an unindicted war criminal insult them. Russia and rebels are consistently and wrongfully blamed for US/Kiev crimes. Obama wants war, not peace. He wants unchallenged control over America’s newest colony. He wants it pillaged for profit. He wants it as a stepping-stone toward long sought regime change in Russia – replacing its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet governance.

So there you have it, folks: Reuters lies because it cannot help itself; it too is a tool of those who profit intensely from wars.

And THAT is reason enough...to never, ever trust this outlet again.

Aug 25 09:10

CONSUMER REPORTS STUDY FINDS THAT NEARLY ALL GROUND BEEF SOLD IN AMERICA HAS FECES IN IT

The megalithic federal bureaucracy known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture is made up of 100,000 employees who are stationed at 4,500 locations across the country. Their mission statement, in part, reads “to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans.” A recent study by Consumer Reports, however, shows that nourishing Americans consists of feeding them deadly superbugs, food poisoning pathogens, and feces

Aug 25 09:03

Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy

Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence.

Aug 25 09:03

White Privilege as Jewish Privilege: Shuffling through the Complex

that is . . . Military-Legal-Pharma-Media-Prison-IT-Retail-Medical-Insurance-Banking-HR-Surveillance-Hedge Fund COMPLEX

Ahh, little things count – you know, when those big bad ass union bosses pulling in $150K a year or more, yammer on about $15 an hour minimum wage, but, err, not for unions

Aug 25 08:51

AFGHAN OPIUM HARVESTING PROTECTED BY BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES

The duplicity is in what the Ministry of Defence tell people we are doing, and what we are actually doing. As this photo was taken there was a World Service edition of ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ playing. The particular BBC correspondent, Quentin Sommerville, was ‘embedded’ with British soldiers in Helmand, who were assisting in the destruction of poppy fields. This must raise the question as to why poppy fields on the edge of Bastion’s airfield were protected whilst another farmer’s crop in a neighboring valley was destroyed?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the big reasons the US and UK continue to occupy Afghanistan is opium poppy profits.

Karl Marx got a lot of things wrong, but he did say one thing that make sense; all wars are economic in nature.

But I would take Karl one step further by stating, unequivocally, that all wars are banker's wars. Banks loan to all sides, which desperately need money to continue the wars.

And at the end of the day, war is never about freedom, or preserving the "national way", whatever that is supposed to mean. They're all about money, control, greed and profit, and that is why some of our best and brightest youth wind up dead or maimed for life.

What people are given as "justifications" for wars are simply the easiest lies governments think their people will swallow, in order to go to war.

At least here in the US, thank God, we have a war-weary and war-skeptical people, who will demand more than "It's because we said so" of a government attempting to sell yet another military misadventure to their people on the basis of absolute lies.

Aug 25 08:49

Jonathan Pollard: A “False Flag” Superstar

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is set to be released from US federal prison on November 20th – after serving 30 years of his life sentence. America’s loud mouthed right-wing pro-Zionist pundits, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and others have remained extremely quiet about this case because it exposes a gross double standard that exists in Washington DC. Do not under estimate the significance of the Pollard case because – more than any other single incident – absolutely defines the dysfunctional and chronic parasitic condition that still exists between the United States and Israel.

Aug 25 08:43

Dear NATO: Are You Lying about Russia or Simply Incompetent?

On 14 April 2014 NATO issued a “fact sheet” titled, “Russia’s Accusations – setting the record straight.” In the course of setting the record straight, the NATO fact sheet made the following false assertion: “Russian officials claim that US and German officials promised in 1990 that NATO would not expand into Eastern and Central Europe, build military infrastructure near Russia’s borders or permanently deploy troops there.”

“No such pledge was made, and no evidence to back up Russia’s claims has ever been produced.” (My emphasis.)

Aug 25 08:42

Police brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

US police treat African Americans the way Israel oppresses Palestinians as American law enforcement officers receive training in Israel, says an analyst.

More than a thousand African-American activists have expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and announced that they would join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) global campaign against Israel.

In a recent letter, they “reaffirmed solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and commitment to the liberation of Palestine’s land and people,” Russia Today reported.

“Israel’s widespread use of detention and imprisonment against Palestinians evokes the mass incarceration of Black people in the US, including the political imprisonment of our own revolutionaries,” the letter reads.

Senior civil rights activists, such as scholars Cornel West and Angela Davis, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, signed the document.

Aug 25 08:42

The Pentagon Door Revolves Again

Four-star General Ray Odierno retired from his position as U.S. Army chief of staff on Friday. Now, less than a week after mustering out, he's cashing in. The former general has taken a job as a senior adviser to the investment firm JPMorgan Chase.

Aug 25 08:41

LOCKHEED PAYS MINOR PENALTY FOR USING FEDERAL FUNDS TO LOBBY FOR MORE FEDERAL FUNDS

Lockheed Martin operates Sandia National Laboratories, one of the nation’s leading nuclear research facilities. It has had this responsibility since 1993, yet, in spite of its three-decade run of managing that operation, Lockheed officials decided to use some of the federal contractor funding to lobby Congress from 2008 to 2012 to get a more lucrative deal.

While it did not receive the kind of contract it hoped for, Lockheed Martin came away with a two year non-competitive extension worth $7.7 billion.

The Department of Justice subsequently discovered that Lockheed Martin’s actions had violated the Byrd Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for lobbying. The fine Lockheed got slapped with—the price it paid for breaking the law in order to land that $7.7 billion contract extension—was $4.79 million. Not too bad a deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet, no senior LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION executives go to prison for these shenanigans.

what's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 25 08:41

New Democratic Party purges candidates over pro-Palestine positions in lead up to Canadian elections

Canadian governments have a long history of complicity in Palestinian dispossession. As early as 1947, Lester B. Pearson, then Under Secretary of State for External Affairs and future Canadian Prime Minister, played a key role in drafting and passing the United Nations Partition Plan, so much so that Zionist groups dubbed him the “Balfour of Canada”.

Successive governments have carried on this tradition of one-sided support, although often under the pretense of “peacekeeping” and being a “honest broker”. Fast forward to the last decade, which has brought the Conservative government into power under PM Stephen Harper, famous for such comments as “Through Fire and Water, Canada will Stand with You” made during his speech to the Israeli Knesset in January, 2014. Harper has crafted a policy of zero tolerance for everything Palestinian, from BDS to funding for UNRWA, and also upped the ante by trying to make any criticism of Israeli policies “illegal”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I did try to warn you Canadians what was happening to the Canadian government.

Aug 25 08:38

School District Responds To Confederate Flag Flap By BANNING ALL FLAGS

In an act designed to prevent anyone from any background being perpetually offended, a school district in Tennessee has declared that ALL flags and banners are banned, even the stars and stripes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"In their place we have this NEW and totally unoffensive flag showing the planet Earth with a dollar sign on it!"

Aug 25 08:36

The irony: Ashley Madison plotted hacking rivals to stay ahead of the game

Leaked emails in the Avid Life data breach suggest the site's CEO was more than happy for employees to steal emails from rival companies.

Aug 25 08:35

Here's what Clinton's classified emails discussed

For example, Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the "embassy security issues" that were discussed.

The issues had been raised by Eric Boswell, a diplomatic security official who was later forced to resign in the wake of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.

Aug 25 08:31

How the Harper Government has Helped Mining Companies Plunder Africa

Despite rhetoric about providing aid to the poorest, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa’s vast mineral resources, rather than the continent’s people.

Aug 25 08:31

Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market Crash

Michael Hudson, the author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy Global Economy, says the stock market crash on Monday has very little to do with China and all to do with shortermism and buybacks of corporations inflating their own stocks.

Aug 25 08:28

War criminal Tony Blair to attend divisive Chinese WWII commemorations

Amid heightened geopolitical tensions, former Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit Beijing in September to attend China’s Victory Day event alongside the Russian and Venezuelan leaders.

The Victory Day event will take place over two days, starting on September 2. Some governments will not be sending representatives as they believe the commemoration may be used as an opportunity to showcase China’s military might.

Aug 25 08:23

Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10 17

It is now a known fact that Windows 10 user data is being sent back to Microsoft servers back in Redmond, Washington. Well, now new updates that are being deployed to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines will turn their computers into a big piece of spyware, just like their predecessor, Windows 10.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

Aug 25 08:21

Hillary’s Email Defense Strategy Was Just Hammered To Bits By These Unlikely Critics

While you might think that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would provide a refuge for Hillary Clinton as she comes under increasing attack for her controversial email practices and her reaction to criticism, the panel on the left-leaning cable net show was particularly brutal toward the Democrat front-runner on Monday. TheWashington Free Beacon points out that words such as “condescending” and “dismissive” were used to describe Hillary’s approach to defending herself against those who say she broke government rules and possibly even broke the law.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was stunningly direct in her criticism of Clinton’s strategy for trying to blow past the burgeoning email scandal. “This is a strategy that is basically dependent on people not being smart, which I think is really condescending,” the MSNBC anchor charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks like the system is going to dump Hillary, rather than risk exposure of the real scandals that lie behind the issue of the server.

Will Hillary go quietly?

I hope not! :)

Aug 25 08:20

MAN DIES AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY WWII TANK ON JELLY BELLY CHAIRMAN'S PROPERTY

The LA Times reports that on Saturday "the husband of Jelly Belly’s chief executiveaccidentally crushed a man to death with a World War II-era tank during a reunion on the family’s property in Fairfield, Calif.

Aug 25 08:20

UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief

The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK's oversight of surveillance "a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense," and said that the situation regarding privacy is "worse" than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Speaking to The Guardian, Cannataci said: "at least Winston [a character in Orwell's 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than George Orwell could ever have imagined. So the situation in some cases is far worse already."

Cannataci is also concerned about the routine surveillance carried out by Internet companies as a key part of their business model. "They just went out and created a model where people’s data has become the new currency," he said.

Aug 25 08:18

FLASHBACK - What I think happened in Benghazi

So here is what I think was going on, over and above erasing the records of gun-running. Since there had to be a "Terror attack" to destroy the evidence of treason, why not also use the attack to boost Obama's re-election campaign?

"He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can't think of how he could do that." -- Robert Shapiro, former Clinton official and Obama supporter quoted by Financial Times in July 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Updated to include the gun-running aspect.

Aug 25 08:16

UK newspaper claims US blocking crucial data about Iraq invasion

A British newspaper reports that the US is withholding documents that could help explain why Tony Blair decided to join the invasion of Iraq.

Aug 25 08:16

OKC Bombing: Evidence Of Foreknowledge

The following statement with attachments was issued by Texas freshman Congresman Steve Stockman regarding a mysterious fax message his office received just as a bomb exploded at an Oklahoma City federal building.c

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Aug 25 08:13

Make That 4,501 Mini-Flash Crashes Then...

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