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Feb 11 14:44

BANK OF CANADA LAWSUIT Why Is Canada Borrowing Money at Interest From Private Banks Instead of Using BOC, As We Did Before 1974?

The Case To Reinstate The Bank Of Canada

Feb 11 13:04

Capitalism is Leaving the Building with the Military. You? Erratic Lights & Water, potholed Roads, sagging Bridges, Crumbling Schools,& Hospitals, Dead Postal Service…

The fact that the Monopolists have won the game makes no difference to your tax dollars – they are still used to pay off mountainous usurious (illegal, immoral, impossible-to-pay-back) National Debt instead of ‘infrastructure maintenance’, which is what goverhment is supposed to be all about: You, The People.

Feb 11 12:10

Obama slams Staples, corporations for Obamacare-tied cuts: ‘Shame on them’

President Obama didn’t take kindly to Staples executives who slashed worker hours due to what they said was the need to curtail expense related to Obamacare, saying such corporations can “well afford” to pay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, we CAN'T! American businesses were already hovering at the edge of collapse before ACA and the higher costs will and are driving many of them over that edge into bankruptcy and closure. Add the the fact that the Obamacare-compliant health insurance isn't worth the paper it is on which means Americans who have been forced to buy those policies are being driven into bankruptcy by the unpaid portions of their medical bills!

Washington DC and Wall Street are still laboring under the delusion that there is still vast amounts of wealth out here in the heartland and all they have to do is figure out how to scam it out of us all. But the well is dry, the barn is empty, the cookie jar has no more to give.

Feb 11 11:59

Fire as U.S. Policy

When news broke of an ISIS video that appeared to show a Jordanian prisoner being burnt alive, the Pope of Hope™ took the opportunity to hypocritically condemn its “viciousness” and “barbarity” while pundits labeled ISIS’s reprehensible act “medieval” and compared it to what was once done in the Middle Ages.

This statement is accurate, of course, if you define “Middle Ages” as 70 years ago in Dresden…

Feb 11 08:37

Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post

Professor John McAdams is being stripped of tenure by Marquette University for writing a blog post that administrators characterize as inaccurate and irresponsible.

Academics all over the United States ought to denounce the firing of the 69-year-old, a Harvard Ph.D. who taught courses on American politics and public policy. If tenure can be taken away based upon one controversial blog post, what protection does it offer? How many tenured professors will censor themselves from participating in public conversation to avoid a similar fate? Marquette has violated core academic values, regardless of what one thinks of McAdams' commentary or the shabby treatment of the graduate instructor he was criticizing (who deserves sympathy for the horrifying torrent of misogyny others directed at her).

Feb 11 08:25

Obama: 'We have to twist arms when countries don't do what we need them to'

President Barack Obama has said the reality of “American leadership” at times entails “twisting the arms” of states which “don’t do what we need them to do,” and that the US relied on its military strength and other leverage to achieve its goals.

Feb 11 08:17

Fed mobilizes against Rand Paul's audit legislation

The Federal Reserve is mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul's increasingly popular effort to audit the central bank.

“This is about interfering with the making of monetary policy. I respect the gentleman from Kentucky, but he’s wrong,” said Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher on Fox Business Monday evening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the Constitution, only the government has the authority to make monetary policy, not a privately-owned central bank. And because the Constitution does not authorize the delegation of transfer of such authority, it would require a Constitutional amendment to do so. The federal Reserve is hence unconstitutional and the deb owed by the American people to the private central bankers is null and void.

Feb 10 11:30

Ban racists from social media, anti-Semitism report says

The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism wants prosecutors to examine whether prevention orders like those used to restrict sex offenders' internet access could be used.

The cross-party group also highlighted the use of anti-Semitic terms online.

Last week, a Community Security Trust report said UK anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled to 1,168 in 2014.

Feb 10 10:51

Obama still argues that we can't have transparency or the terrorists will win

The Obama administration, self-described Most Transparent Administration in History™, is currently engaged in a multi-pronged legal battle to prevent an iota more transparency related to illegal torture. If there was any lingering hopes that the President might use the last two years of his final term in office to bring some accountability to the despicable actions of the CIA or the US military, it appears that he will instead continue to use the power of the office to fight to keep them hidden.

Later today, the government will showcase its latest suppression effort, as the Justice Department will urge a federal judge in New York to keep secret hundreds of photos of torture from Abu Ghraib prison from almost a decade ago. President Obama once promised to release the photos, only to reverse himself months after coming into office – and he’s since been fighting for years to keep them secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise here.

History will ultimately judge President Obama as one of the most profound disappointments of American leadership in the 21st century.

And despite his faux populist persona, he is no less a slave to the global corporate and banking institutions than are his Republican counterparts.

It doesn't matter any more which of the two parties gets elected nationally; what wins is more corporate wealth; more personal wealth inequality; and more wars.

Feb 10 10:18

TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel

Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).

Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called "Real ID." State driver's licenses will no longer allow Americans access to domestic flights, as they do now. Real ID will constitute an internal passport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The courts have repeatedly ruled that travel is a Constitutional right that may not be infringed on. U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in Saenz v. Roe, 526 U.S. 489 (1999) held that the United States Constitution protected three separate aspects of the right to travel among the states: the right to enter one state and leave another, the right to be treated as a welcome visitor rather than a hostile stranger (protected by the "privileges and immunities" clause in Article IV, § 2). Having to have an internal passport is being treated as a hostile stranger!

Feb 10 09:55

Is Soros Preparing A Color Revolution For Greece?

For those watching the developments from afar, the hope is that the spark in Greece will light the brushfire across Europe and the rest of the world that says “No!” to austerity and banker domination of national economies.

Yet, while the signs coming out of Greece may seem positive at first, there is an ominous cloud approaching – the cloud of George Soros and his color revolution apparatus.

Feb 10 08:45

Silver and Gold Truth Versus Fiat Lies

What do loss of confidence, loss of faith in financial systems, and pervasive lies have to do with gold and silver? The answer begins with: Gold is far more truthful money – central banks can’t print it or create it from “thin air.” Dollars, euros, yen and others are fiat currency units based on confidence and debt (not assets) and are supported by government mandates that these pieces of colored paper and computerized digits shall be accepted as money.

Feb 10 08:13

NY Times Changes Tune on Oil Price Drop Motive – NOW: Saudis (& USA) vs Russia

Those relying on the notoriously servile NY Times are now learning, several weeks late, that the recent drop in oil prices is likely politically motivated.

Mike Whitney reports (“The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine”):

Until this week, the mainstream media dismissed the idea that the Saudis were deliberately pushing down oil prices to hurt Russia. They said the Saudis were merely trying to retain “market share” by maintaining current production levels and letting prices fall naturally. But it was all bunkum as the New York Times finally admitted on Tuesday in an article titled: “Saudi Oil Is Seen as Lever to Pry Russian Support From Syria’s Assad”. Here’s a clip from the article:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And like so much of US foreign policy, this one was not thought all the way through as to the harm it would cause the rest of the world.

Feb 10 08:06

These are the FACTS

Feb 09 13:05

Activist nun held in 'unfair conditions,' supporters say

Meghan Rice, the 85-year-old nun who broke into a nuclear facility and was sentenced to nearly three years in prison last February on charges of interfering with national security and damaging federal property, is being held in “unfair conditions,” advocates say. Undeterred by the prison sentence, she has been continuing her activism from behind bars at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to a report by NPR, dedicating some of her time in custody to her fellow inmates.

Feb 09 07:39

The Troubling Case of Professor Stephen Cohen and the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

What’s the problem? Well, Cohen is not only a well-known scholar, he is a prominent public intellectual and commentator on U.S.-Russian relations. Recently he has criticized in print and on television U.S. and European policy in Ukraine. This has led some journalists and “pundits” (but few, if any, scholars) to claim that he is “Putin’s American toady,” as The New Republic put it. He has also been branded an “apologist,” a “useful idiot,” and a “dupe.”

Feb 09 07:14

Whistleblower: AG nominee in $1 billion Obama cover-up

New revelations are emerging that could implicate Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s attorney general nominee, in the world’s largest banking scandal.

As WND reported, Lynch, as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, oversaw the investigation in 2012 of drug-related international money laundering allegations against London-based HSBC Holdings LLC.

As a result of HSBC agreeing to a settlement requiring the international bank holding company to pay the U.S. government more than $1.2 billion in fines for money laundering, Lynch’s office agreed in return not to press criminal charges against any bank employee of the U.S.-based HSBC subsidiary.

Feb 09 07:13

US government faces pressure after biggest leak in banking history

Questions for Department of Justice and IRS after disclosure of leak revealing HSBC’s private Swiss bank helped clients to conceal undeclared ‘black’ accounts

Feb 09 06:29

Dragnet Closing in on US Citizens and Their Assets

TSA to Arrest Anyone Charged with any Crime trying to Come or Leave – including taxes ... The border is closing rapidly. First it was FATCA hunting Americans with any assets overseas whatsoever. Now just two days after taking charge of the committee chairing the House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, U.S. Rep. John Katko introduced two bills. He is looking to effectively close the borders using terrorism as the excuse as always to hunt down Americans. Katko is a former federal prosecutor. So he knows precisely what he is doing writing a law that is so broad, that anyone suspected of a crime cannot leave the country. This is any crime. Keeping gold in a safe deposit box is money laundering carrying up to 25 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The borders are wide open to illegal immigrants, but closed to your wealth!

Feb 09 06:26

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book; and before the age of the internet, countries could get away with this kind of thing, because public awareness was very low, and the ability to fact check also low.

Now...not so much. Governmental lies can pretty much be clocked with an egg timer these days.

Feb 08 14:42

Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in Africa, bag men for Third World dictators, traffickers in blood diamonds and other international outlaws.

The leaked files, based on the inner workings of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, relate to accounts holding more than $100 billion. They provide a rare glimpse inside the super-secret Swiss banking system — one the public has never seen before.

Feb 08 10:51

British Police Officer Used Department Helicopter to Film Sexual Acts, Kept the Footage for His Personal Collection

Officer Adrian Pogmore, 48, of Yorkshire, England, and a father of two, recorded the footage back in 2008. The footage went public when his wife leaked the information to the department as she was going through a separation with Pogmore.

“He’s accused of looking at dogging sites while the chopper was meant to be on patrol,” said a source for The Sun. “It is also claimed he took footage of a couple having sex down a country lane.”

The term dogging is a British slang word that refers to couples engaging in sexual intercourse.

In order to verify the story, they searched his home, and found the footage on a disc.

Feb 08 09:56

CIA assassinated Hezbollah commander, forced Newsweek to hold story

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) persuaded Newsweek to hold a story on the assassination of senior Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh for a year, the magazine reports.

Feb 08 09:50

Social housing tenants banned from using garden in Tower Bridge luxury development

Under the initial planning agreement approved in 2011, residents from an adjoining affordable housing block being built as part of the scheme would be given access to the same communal areas as those private residents purchasing property on the open market, according to London SE1.

Now Berkeley Homes, the developers behind One Tower Bridge, have won Southwark Council’s backing for an amendment that blocks social residents – who will be allocated flats from next month – from using a garden which sits on a first floor podium between the two buildings.

Feb 08 09:49

Parents branded child abusers by NHS 'bullies'... simply for refusing a heel prick test on their newborn baby

It should have been the most joyous moment of their lives, one they would look back on fondly for years to come.

But for Tony Shepherd and his Polish fiancee Viola, the weeks after the birth of their baby were filled with disbelief, followed by desperation and finally outright terror – when a small act of perfectly legal defiance led the NHS to brand them child abusers.

The couple could never have imagined that their refusal to have a simple heel prick test for their son would escalate into a full-blown investigation by midwives, social workers and even the police; or that before their son Charlie was even three weeks old, he would have to endure two intimate internal examinations.

Feb 08 09:41

Andrew Jackson vs Bankers

Feb 07 09:51

How Obama Is Making the World More Dangerous

Whether it be the Middle East, Asia, Russia’s border, or the world economy, the actions of the Obama administration have leaned towards various forms of provocation and aggression – economic sanctions, threats, funneling arms, etc. This dynamic makes an eventual regional conflict inevitable, beyond the one already occurring in Syria/Iraq, where a U.S.-led proxy war against Syria and Iran is dangerously close to a full-out regional war.

The US public is dangerously ignorant about the significance of these various regional conflicts. To the extent that they’re even reported, the “news” has excelled at blaming others and sharpening conflict, rather than shedding light or presenting peaceful alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because a geopolitical military strategy is the most hamfistedly, pigheadedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

A proxy war with Russia, which could well devolve into an actual, hot, shooting war, is just such a concept.

And the cold, hard, truth of the business is that at this point, the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

IF the Obama administration decides to give legal aid to Ukraine, this will be tantamount to having declared war on Russia.

This war will involve both NATO and Europe, which has seen two disastrous wars on its own territory, and it appears that Hollande and Merkel are doing their level best to stop World War 3.

But please, God, SOMEONE in Obama's inner circle has to have the courage to tell him the truth; that if he cannot manage Poroshenko, the absolute wild card here, he had better back away from this upcoming debacle, and at warp speed.

France's Hollande is already calling for more autonomy for the breakaway Eastern Ukrainian republics; if that does not happen, the bloodshed will continue, and the US will again be mired in an horrific war, propping up a tinpot dictator to absolutely no avail, and with no tangible good coming to the people of the United States because of it.

Feb 07 08:39

TSA to Arrest Anyone Charged with any Crime trying to Come or Leave – including taxes

The border is closing rapidly. First it was FATCA hunting Americans with any assets overseas whatsoever. Now just two days after taking charge of the committee chairing the House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, U.S. Rep. John Katko introduced two bills. He is looking to effectively close the borders using terrorism as the excuse as always to hunt down Americans. Katko is a former federal prosecutor. So he knows precisely what he is doing writing a law that is so broad, that anyone suspected of a crime cannot leave the country. This is any crime. Keeping gold in a safe deposit box is money laundering carrying up to 25 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have sounded like a chipped CD on this issue, but please, people with skills and kids, get the hell out of this country, and right now.

As for the claim that keeping physical gold is now considered money-laundering. This is something that is being lobbied for by the commodity brokers who trade in paper gold and silver, and sell 100 Oz of paper for every 1 Oz they actually have. Aware that the public is learning of this fraud and preferring physical over paper, the commodity brokers are trying to create a financial system where people can buy gold and silver, but ONLY in paper form, so they can go on playing their little scam. But the paper gold and silver has no more real value than a Federal Reserve Note; the cost of paper and ink. This is the beginning of the outlawing of real gold and silver to the people, leaving them with a paper illusion in its place.

Feb 07 08:31

How Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark A Totalitarian Nightmare

So, I’ve been asked, “Why not vaccinate your children? Why not take the influenza vaccine?” Well, I believe the choice is up to you. I’ve covered my thinking about the influenza vaccine in an article in the Journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, available online, but here are some facts about childhood vaccines that make me think twice about their use. I traced these points back to the source, so these are not blindly reprinted from hearsay Internet articles. In some cases I found public references to be wrong but the data to be correct when I got to the source. Much of this comes from government reporting. Anyone can research disease incidence by reading MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) from the CDC and accessing the search engine for VAERS (Vaccine complication reporting site) at http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.php.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you have a very young child, and your state still gives you the option of opting out of vaccinations (a window which I think may be closing, nationally, soon) please do the due diligence on the shot the pediatrician wants to give your child.

Please also research a mercury preservative, thimerosal, which is included in that shot, and what the true safety record is.

And if all vaccines are "perfectly safe", why was a rider attached to the Patriot Act, indemnifying vaccine manufacturers from any harm or liability if the vaccine injured, or caused death, to the person vaccinated?!?

As reported at ronpaulforums.com:

In 2002, Eli Lilly flexed its muscles at the highest level of the U.S. government in an audacious Lillygate. The event was the signing of the Homeland Security Act, praised by President George W. Bush as a “heroic action” that demonstrated “the resolve of this great nation to defend our freedom, our security and our way of life.” Soon after the Act was signed, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert discovered what had been slipped into the Act at the last minute and on November 25, 2002, he wrote, “Buried in this massive bill, snuck into it in the dark of night by persons unknown…was a provision that—incredibly—will protect Eli Lilly and a few other big pharmaceutical outfits from lawsuits by parents who believe their children were harmed by thimerosal.” Thimerosal is a preservative that contains mercury and is used by Eli Lilly and others in vaccines. A sample of those who have been on the Eli Lilly payroll includes: Former President George Herbert Walker Bush (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors) Former CEO of Enron, Ken Lay (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors) George W. Bush’s former director of Management and Budget, Mitch Daniels (a former Eli Lilly vice president) George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Advisory Council member, Sidney Taurel (current CEO of Eli Lilly) The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (a recipient of Eli Lilly funding)

Folks, please think: the introduction of this rider was no accident.

Feb 07 08:14

School suspends 9-year-old after considering his ‘Lord of the Rings’ toy a ‘terroristic threat’

A 9-year-old in Texas was suspended after Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the boy, Aiden Steward, told a classmate he could make him “disappear” with a ring forged in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom, the Odessa American reported.

The Stewards had just watched “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” days earlier and Aiden was just using his imagination to reenact some of his favorite scenes on the playground.

Feb 07 07:48

The Cowardly and Despicable American Presstitutes

So the question is: Why are the presstitutes all over some hapless journalist rather than holding accountable the Great Liars, John Kerry and Barak Obama?

The answer is: It is costless to the presstitutes to try to destroy, for totally insignificant reasons–perhaps just for the pleasure of it, like “American Sniper” killing people for fun–one of their own, but they would be fired if they hold Kerry and Obama accountable, and they know it. But they have to get someone, so they eat their own.

A democracy without an honest media cannot exist. In America democracy is a facade behind which operates every evil inclination of mankind. During the past 14 years the American people have supported governments that have invaded, bombed, or droned seven countries, killing, maiming, and displacing millions of people for no reason other than profit and hegemonic power. There is scant sign that this has caused very many Americans sleepless nights or a bad conscience.

Feb 06 15:31

U.N. Climate Chief: We're 'Intentionally' Transforming The World Economy

"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years..."

Feb 06 13:41

British spies threaten to stop working with Germans if NSA probe taken further

British intelligence chiefs have threatened to halt their sharing of information with their German counterparts if Germany goes ahead with a parliamentary inquiry into British and US spying, according to German media reports.

Feb 06 12:30

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero's latest!

Feb 06 10:59

Fed fires back at Rand Paul

The Federal Reserve is lashing out at Sen. Rand Paul’s plan to give Congress more oversight over the central bank, a proposal that could gain traction in the new Republican-led Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But WHY?!? We're doing such a great job as it is!!!" -- Da FED

Feb 06 08:02

“Forgive Us Our Debts” – Debt Forgiveness Only Way To Prevent Global Depression

- Europe and western world is in a debt-fuelled deflation which is spiralling out of control

- Global debt has risen a massive $57 trillion or more than 25% in 7 years since the crisis of 2008

- Managed debt forgiveness is essential now to avoid chaos of defaults, mass unemployment depression and economic collapse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No!" -- Money Junkies

Feb 06 07:05

Epidemic Of Police Brutality Now Sweeping Through Schools

There are now daily stories emerging of police officers assigned to schools assaulting and abusing children, indicating that the epidemic of police brutality in America is more far reaching than previously thought.

Today’s woeful tale is set in Houston, Texas where a former student of South Houston High School is suing the Pasadena Independent School District and an offending police officer after it emerged he had received a severe beating with a baton merely for cussing at the cop.

Feb 06 06:47

Economist: New Bill Turns TSA Into Tax Police

Economist Martin Armstrong warns that a new bill which directs the TSA to apprehend and investigate anyone “suspected of committing a crime” would turn the federal agency into a new branch of the IRS.

The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act (H.R. 719), introduced on Wednesday by U.S. Rep. John Katko, would require TSA Criminal Investigators to spend a minimum of 50% of their time “investigating, apprehending, or detaining individuals suspected of committing a crime.”

According to Armstrong, the legislation would create a new kind of “Berlin Wall around all American citizens” because it would provide the federal agency with a huge remit to prevent people from traveling.

Feb 06 06:35

No more vaccination waivers - California lawmakers

New legislation proposed in the California Senate would outlaw waivers that allow parents to exempt their children from receiving basic vaccinations for religious or personal reasons. The bill is a response to the latest measles outbreak in the state.

Feb 06 06:09

JPMorgan profits from the food stamp scam while Americans are fed disease-promoting junk food

When the food stamp program was first created, the idea was to help struggling Americans stay afloat while they sought employment or other means of subsistence. But today, the program is essentially run by the banking cartel, which profits heavily from enrollees who more often than not purchase disease-promoting junk food that eventually lands them into welfare health programs, which in turn support the pharmaceutical cartels.

Feb 05 15:31

John Kerry's Bovine Excrement That Will Lead To World War Three

Feb 05 15:05

FBI director: ISIS real threat to Mississippi, nation

As Americans stood horrified at the news of a Jordanian pilot burned alive by the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, one of the top law enforcement officers in the country talked about how Mississippians can fight those kind of extremist ideals within our own borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So we have to make war on all Americans who do not do what they are told to do!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 05 13:49

Poll: Netanyahu should be investigated for nuclear weapons tech smuggling

[ Editor’s Note: Articles are already coming out that Bibi has overplayed his hand, and AIPAC’s, gambling on a show of power by doing an end run on White house executive control of foreign policy.

They have put themselves openly on the firing line and I urge all to take full advantage of this golden opportunity.

Everyone should start planning to put your own Congressmen and Senators under the gun for defending their history of bending over for the AIPAC lobby.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. I think every member of the US Government who is a 'friend of Israel' ought to be loaded onto a plane and flown there non-stop, one-way, and never allowed back. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Feb 05 13:35

Senators to Obama: Arm Ukraine now

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee made a show of force Thursday to ramp up the pressure on President Obama to provide weapons to Ukraine.

"The United States must act with urgency to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the committee’s chairman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shame they are not talking about their own money and their own kids.

Feb 05 12:42

Bahrain Regime Forces Attack Peaceful Protesters

Bahrainis under the weight of oppression protest against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, at a time when the United Nation rights experts urge the regime to release political opposition leader

Feb 05 12:06

Kerry: US Won't 'Close Eyes' to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States, while seeking a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, would not "close our eyes" to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border.

Kerry said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko discussed issues including Russia's continued aggression during a meeting Thursday.

Feb 05 10:04

Obama readies war powers pitch

The White House is poised to send a formal request to Congress asking for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The request, expected within the next week, would come days after ISIS released a video showing a caged Jordanian pilot being burned alive — a further display of the group’s brutality that one Republican lawmaker described Wednesday as a “game-changer.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So here is what I think is going on. The people of the conquered US provinces are taking their nations back (or keeping them from being conquered). But the US cannot sell the American people on wars of conquest for the profits of the money-junkies, and none of these nations would do anything the US could use as a provocation.

therefore, I think that ISIS is a manufactured enemy, basically 100 people and some special effects to commit terror attacks on video to create the new monster "brand." Then the US Government simply accuses every intended invasion target of being that monster, to justify more wars of conquest. It's actually moderately clever.

But not clever enough.

Feb 05 08:56

Paul Craig Roberts – The New Greek Government May Be Assassinated

Today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts stunned King World News when he said that the new Greek government may be assassinated because the stakes are so high. The former U.S. Treasury official takes KWN readers on a terrifying trip down the rabbit hole of government lies and assassinations, where the stakes are high and governments play for keeps.

Feb 05 08:55

Mainstream media wages vile campaign of hate speech against unvaccinated children

Should parents who choose not to vaccinate their children be jailed and have their children taken away? Yes, according to a surprising number of vaccine activists who believe that the state's power supersedes that of parents on this and other public health issues.

Writing in USA Today recently, Alex Berezow, a member of the paper's Board of Contributors, couched his statements in the context of the current measles outbreak in California, which he says was "entirely preventable" and which continues to spread:

As the disease spreads, experts will debate how we respond and what to do about the anti-vaccine movement that's partly to blame for this mess. Likely, all we'll agree on is better outreach to parents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We would not have a measles outbreak if that southern border had been kept closed!

Feb 05 08:26

16-Year-Old Launches Organization to Battle Warrantless Surveillance

Brandon Keibler is just your ordinary 16-year-old from Southern Indiana. At least that's what some people might think. However, having become an activist at fourteen and helping to establish the Restore the Fourth organization, this young man has just launched an organization to encourage grassroots efforts aimed at a tyrannical government that wishes to disregard the fact that they are bound by law to gain a warrant before they search or seize anything of any American citizen. This also includes warrantless surveillance of individuals.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/16-year-old-launches-organization-ba...

Feb 05 07:42

The video European leaders don't want you to see

Just last week, a new leak on the world’s dirtiest trade deal emerged that confirmed our worst fears about TTIP. The deal gives big business unprecedented power over decision-making across Europe. And the losers will be us - European citizens.

Feb 04 22:23

After Massive Backlash, NYPD Scraps Plan to Use Machine Guns at Protests

Alice Walker said that “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

With this concept at work (in reverse), citizens of New York and the United States successfully intimidated the NYPD from implementing a terrifying policy. Last Friday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that a new unit, the “Strategic Response Group,” would be permanently policing protests and dealing with terrorist threats.

Feb 04 17:00

Facebook Shut Me Down

The important thing is that Israel is on the defensive. Israel is trying to change the subject and is failing miserably. The Israeli military is weak. It is no more than a brutal, over-armed, over-financed and overly confident terror organization. The legitimacy of the IDF is being put to question by everyone except for the greedy dealers who provide it with weapons. Israeli politicians and army commanders, when from time to time they lift their heads out of the sand, see a grim sight and they are worried.

Feb 04 14:30

US Measles Hoax: CDC, WHO, Merck Documents Prove VACCINATED Are Spreading Virus

In early 2015, Big Pharma has declared war on vaccine dissent. In case you haven’t noticed over the last two weeks, US media outlets are running a highly coordinated and sensationalized propaganda campaign to hype-up a “national measles outbreak”, while demonizing any American parents that dare to question the efficacy and safety of any mass-produced vaccine products.

The US media’s ‘mandatory vaccination’ promotional campaign was successfully launched nationwide following an “outbreak” incident at Walt Disneyland theme park brand on January 7th. See Disney’s timeline of events here.

Disneyland is a popular and recognizable children’s brand, and this was crucial in propelling successful headlines that boldly declared, “Disneyland Measles Outbreak”. Event the President endorsed the campaign stating, “There is every reason to get vaccinated — there aren’t reasons to not,” Barack Obama told Today on Monday.

Feb 04 13:49

‘Austerity is a mass experiment in human despair’

UK Chancellor George Osborne’s policy of austerity bred ruin and went to destroy the fabric of Greek society, John Wight, writer and political commentator, told RT. Mr. Osborne should respect the democratic wishes of the Greek people, he added.

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"Screw Democracy; we're talking MONEY!!!" -- The ECB/IMF/FED/WB/BIS

Feb 04 13:11

A Corporate Coup d’Etat

TPP is a trade deal that would allow an unprecedented level of global corporate rule over Americans. If passed, would it recreate the "anything-goes Wall Street ethic" that caused the 2008 world ?economy? crash?

Feb 04 12:47

What Are They Thinking?

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Bumping this back onto the main page, given the debates about vaccines, GMOs, the Keystone Pipeline, Fracking, etc.

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Feb 04 12:46

Under The New World Order

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Time for a repost, in light of the vaccine and GMO debates!

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Feb 04 12:11

FCC chairman: Internet to be public utility

The change would give the FCC more power to regulate arrangements between Internet and content providers, and would change current policy in which Internet providers charge content companies, such as Netflix, for direct access to customers through broadband.

Feb 04 11:56

White House readies cyber executive action

The White House is expected to release an executive action next week expanding administration efforts to facilitate cybersecurity information sharing between the private sector and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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None of which will affect the cyber-criminals one tiny bit.

Feb 04 11:24

World Heading For Financial Crisis Worse Than In 2008

I have been suggesting for quite some time that what we saw in 2008 was just the appetizer ahead of the main course. Globally, including and especially in the U.S., the level of debt and derivatives stashed way on big bank, hedge fund and financial firm (insurance companies, mutual funds, public pension funds) balance sheets is staggering. Multiples of what it was in 2008.

Fuses have been lit all over the globe, including crashing currencies, collapsing industries (think: oil shale/fracking) and de facto defaulting sovereign debt. Even the U.S. Government has de facto defaulted on its debt because the only way it makes payments are via money printing and forced rollover by existing holders.

Feb 04 10:25

Examining the Stasi, Seeing the NSA

For many years, the East German Stasi was viewed as the most totalitarian of intelligence services, relentlessly spying on its citizens during the Cold War. But the Stasi’s capabilities pale in comparison to what the NSA can now do, notes former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray.

Feb 04 10:25

CIA Mission: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’

In the courtroom, where journalist Risen was beyond the reach of the law, the CIA’s long-smoldering rage vented at the defendant. Sterling had gone through channels in 2003 to warn Senate Intelligence Committee staffers about Operation Merlin, and he was later indicted for allegedly giving Risen classified information about it. For CIA officials, the prosecution wasn’t only to punish Sterling and frighten potential whistleblowers; it was also about payback, rewriting history and assisting with a PR comeback for the operation as well as the agency.

Feb 04 10:24

The Parasite Economy

Politicians and lawyers pretend that they are important people doing important work. But often they're important because they are parasites. They feed off others, while creating no wealth of their own.

We all complain about businesses we don't like, but because business is voluntary, every merchant must offer us something we want in order to get our money. But that's not true for politicians and their businessman cronies. They get to use government force to grab our money.

Feb 04 10:23

How Uncle Sam Became a Bank Robber

During her confirmation hearings last week, Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general, called civil forfeiture, a form of legalized theft in which the government takes people's property without accusing them of a crime, "a wonderful tool." Lynch, currently the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, suggested that innocent owners need not worry about getting hammered by this tool, because forfeiture "is done pursuant to supervision by a court," and "the protections are there."

In light of a forfeiture case that Lynch's office had abruptly dropped the previous week, her assurances rang hollow. The case, involving $447,000 that the government stole from a Long Island business and sat on for nearly three years, illustrates the injustice inflicted by seizures in which a "crime" that harms no one becomes an excuse for bank heists that enrich the agencies perpetrating them.

Feb 04 10:18

EFF's "Yellow Dots of Mystery" on Instructables

Printer dot surveillance is a disturbing end run around individuals' right to anonymous speech. Anonymity is a vital freedom -- it can help political or religious speakers, labor organizers, or whistleblowers avoid retribution for their beliefs and opinions. Around the world, anonymity is an important practical protection for dissidents and religious groups against persecution by repressive governments.

Furthermore, it's deeply troubling that printer manufacturers implemented this surveillance mechanism under the table after secret meetings between government representatives and technology manufacturers. Printer companies don't disclose the tracking to their customers and so the existence of these yellow tracking dots remains secret.

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Just use this image of randomly placed yellow dots as the background for any messages you make on your computer that need to be anonymous.

Feb 04 09:27

This Man Faces Life in Prison for ... Rapping

I've heard free speech isn't free, and Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, has learned that the hard way.

Until recently, Mr. Duncan spent eight months in jail on "gang conspiracy" charges arising from several shootings in San Diego from May 2013 to February 2014. Prosecutors admit he wasn't at the scene of the crimes, and they have no evidence linking him to the shootings. Mr. Duncan, who has no criminal record, also says he had no knowledge of the crimes. But the district attorney charged him all the same because he raps about shootings.

That's not only absurd; it's a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Mr. Duncan, after all, is an artist, whose music reflects what he's seen. "I'm just painting a picture of urban street life," he recently told CNN's Don Lemon. "The studio's my canvas .... I'm not telling anyone to go out and kill somebody or go do something. I'm not doing anything differently than [Grammy-winning rapper] The Game."

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Apparently, the San Diego District Attorney, eager for another "scalp" of conviction on his belt, has decided that he is going to convict this man through what appears to be "Code Napoleon" law, where the accused is considered guilty until proven innocent.

I would like to politely suggest to this guy that this is America, in the 21st century, and that the concept here, just in case he did not get the memo in law school (perhaps he should his alma mater over this) is that in this country, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

I sincerely doubt that rational people would convict a person about singing about what he knows, and for this gentleman, that is death, no real protection from police abuse, and that power comes from physical, brutal control of one's turf.

Unfortunately, this is not only Mr. Duncan's reality: it is also the reality for far too many minority kids in this country.

But the answer is not convicting people for writing about what they know, but changing that reality. That is going to take a lot of hard work, but will ultimately be worth it to American society as a whole.

Please remember: the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Feb 04 08:45

TSA jails innocent traveler when he asks to file a complaint

Once the items were deemed harmless, Vanderklok says, he told Kieser that if someone had only told him what "organic matter" meant, he could have saved everyone a lot of trouble. Kieser then became confrontational. Vanderklok says he calmly asked to file a complaint. He then waited while someone was supposedly retrieving the proper form.

Instead, Kieser summoned the Philadelphia Police. Vanderklok was taken to an airport holding cell, and his personal belongings - including his phone - were confiscated while police "investigated" him.

Vanderklok was detained for three hours in the holding cell, missing his plane. Then he was handcuffed, taken to the 18th District at 55th and Pine and placed in another cell.

Feb 04 07:59

FBI's 'We're From The Cable Company' Ruse Not Convincing To Magistrate Judge

The FBI's decision to impersonate repair technicians in order to perform a warrantless search is backfiring. Last July, FBI agents investigating an illegal gambling operation worked with Caesars Palace Casino to cut the internet connection to three villas it believed were the operation's ad hoc headquarters. It then sent agents disguised as repairmen to "fix" the problem. Once inside, these agents took photos, recorded video and otherwise observed what they believed to be an illegal bookmaking operation.

Shortly after this warrantless search, the FBI decided it was time to get a search warrant. In its warrant request, it conveniently left out the part where it cut the DSL connection and sent in agents dressed as repairmen. Because of this "fatally flawed" application, a Nevada magistrate judge is recommending the federal district court toss the warrant and suppress the evidence.

Feb 04 07:33

3 dumpster divers convicted of stale food theft in France

A court in France has found three people who helped themselves to expired foodstuffs discarded by a supermarket guilty of theft.

Feb 04 06:45

Why the FDA Should be Charged with Murder

If you worked for a federal agency that was killing people at the rate of 100,000 a year, every year, like clockwork, and if you knew it, wouldn’t you feel compelled to say or do something about it?

At the FDA, which is, in fact, killing Americans at that rate, no one has ever felt the need to step forward and speak up.

Let’s shift the venue and ask the same question. If you were a medical reporter for a major media outlet in the US, and you knew the above fact, wouldn’t you make it a priority to say something, write something, do something?

Feb 03 16:45

FDA Attacks Dr Bronner’s, Prohibits Them From Sharing Information

Dr. Bronner’s received a letter from the FDA earlier this year declaring that their product Magic “All-One!” Fresh-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil to be an “unapproved drug”. The letter from the FDA sent on July 8th, 2014 states:

Based on our review of the product label, we have determined that your product is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B)]. The therapeutic claims on your label establish that the product is a drug because it is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

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Every soap product that claims to kill germs falls under the same definition!

Feb 03 15:30

House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare

The House voted largely along party lines Tuesday to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Republicans vowing to satisfy midterm voters who demanded a new path forward while Democrats taunted their rivals as oblivious to the plight of the uninsured.

The 239-186 vote marked the Republican-majority Congress’ first swipe at the entire health law, cuing up a likely filibuster from Senate Democrats before President Obama can wield his veto pen.

Feb 03 13:28

Pentagon Releases Record 2016 Military Budget Proposal

The Pentagon has issued a news release today related to President Obama proposing a record-high FY2016 military spending budget, conspicuously avoiding the term “record” at all. They did repeatedly make reference to sequestration, even though Congress never actually gave the military a sequestration-level budget.

Feb 03 12:40

South Korea’s Police State Wages War on Proponents of Democracy

The South Korean police state has cracked down, with varying degrees of intensity over the years, on virtually any public expression of leftism, including anti-capitalism, anti-colonialism, and anti-imperialism. Some degree of intolerance of leftist dissent is emblematic of all states in capitalist societies. Even in liberal democratic societies, which are believed to tolerate dissent to a higher degree than other societies, the security services have had a long history of surveillance “on the side of the political/economic status quo” and against those “who challenge the powerful and the wealthy.” The history of the political police in such societies is one of “conservatism” where “the targets of state surveillance form a kind of roster of (working class) radicalism” and where those who pursue the class war from the bottom up have been seen as subverting “the proper political and economic order” and therefore are deemed legitimate subjects for surveillance and disruption.

Feb 03 12:07

CA Officials Allowed Fracking to Taint Drinking Water Amid Record Drought

As the historic drought presses on in California – including San Francisco, which recorded zero rainfall in January – state regulators let oil companies inject wastewater into aquifers that held water reserved for drinking and irrigation.

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When we first moved here to Hawaii, all we heard about was "drought" and "conserve water." As it turned out, there was no drought. The state government was reserving the lion's share of the available water to agricultural corporations. But as agriculture declined and once farmlands became urbanized, the water crisis went away!

Feb 03 11:10

NYPD Commissioner: Because Terrorism And Protests Are Roughly The Same Thing, A New Special Unit Will Handle Both

The NYPD has created yet another special unit to handle the myriad problems that arise from being terrorists' occasional target. The SRG (Strategic Response Group) will be tasked with handling certain situations, most of which did not occur in New York City.

So… it's designed for dealing with protests -- the most recent of which were kicked off by the clearing of a cop who choked an unarmed man to death. The other two incidents have nothing to do with New York other than the fact that the NYPD sent its own officers overseas at the request of nobody.

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A memo to Commissioner Bratton: how DARE you possibly conflate peaceful protest with terrorism?!?

It is quite obvious to me that it has been a very, very, long time since you read the Constitution and Bill of Rights, this government's original Contract with America. It is very possibly high time you reviewed at these documents.

To all who plan professional symposiums and conferences, please eschew New York as though it were kryptonite. And to all thinking travel brokers, please do the same.

With the creation of this new police division, Commissioner Bratton has made visiting New York City hazardous to your health, because you may well get shot dead,or tazed into a heart attack for having done absolutely nothing wrong or illegal.

Feb 03 10:51

Two Leaks Reveal How TAFTA/TTIP's Regulatory Co-operation Body Will Undermine Sovereignty And Democracy

But it's hard to see how those non-tariff barriers can be harmonized without a race to the bottom in terms of regulations, since no one is calling for a race to the top. Even "mutual recognition," which would allow both standards to be used, would inevitably see the lower standard becoming the norm because it would be cheaper to implement, and thus offer competitive advantages.

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In general, all that is great for major corporations turns out to be quite lousy for We the People; this TTIP agreement certainly demonstrates that.

Feb 03 09:42

George Galloway Made It Again

Jewish anger as George Galloway gets BBC invitation to appear on this week's Question Time. Programme will come from Finchley, home to large Jewish community

Mike Freer, the Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green, said the invitation was ‘deliberately provocative’. He added: ‘The BBC can’t have done it by accident. The shameless MP, makes it sounds as if the BBC should ask the Chief Rabbi for a green light before it sets its program.

Feb 03 09:17

Is Canada Terrorist Bill a Free Speech Killer? Michael Rivero - February 2, 2015

Feb 03 09:07

The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix

We live in a world of illusion. So many of the concerns that occupy the mind and the tasks that fill the calendar arise from planted impulses to become someone or something that we are not. This is no accident. As we are indoctrinated into this authoritarian-corporate-consumer culture that now dominates the human race, we are trained that certain aspects of our society are untouchable truths, and that particular ways of being and behaving are preferred.

Psychopaths disempower people in this way. They blind us with never ceasing barrages of suggestions and absolutes that are aimed at shattering self-confidence and confidence in the future.

Feb 03 07:39

Texas lawmaker shows Muslim visitors Israeli flag, demands pledge of allegiance

On Texas Muslim Capitol Day, an annual event in Austin, freshman legislator Molly White was in her home district. But she left left word with her staff that any Muslim visitors to her office were to be asked to renounce terrorism and pledge allegiance to the United States. And she left a Israeli flag on her desk as well.

Feb 03 07:37

North Korea was NOT Behind the Sony Hack According to Multiple Security Experts

Feb 03 07:27

‘To those who have, more is given’: Britain’s social mobility myth broken?

Attempts to improve social mobility in the UK have been so ineffective that super rich families of today will retain their wealth for the next 300 years, new research reveals.

A study examining the relationship between rare surnames and wealth found an “iron law” of inheritance which has defied all government attempts to improve social mobility in England and Wales since 1850.

Feb 03 07:19

Mobilized & Winning, Now It’s Time to Escalate

Since the President’s State of the Union message where he announced his plan to push corporate trade agreements and seek Fast Track trade promotion authority, the movement against Fast Track, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and globalized trade has grown. Instead of the bump in support that Obama expected after the State of the Union, opposition has increased inside Congress and in the grass roots.

Indications are that we are winning, and if we continue to mobilize over the next two months, we will win.

Feb 02 19:17

New Jersey Teens Just Learned What Happens When You Start A Business In America

Case in point, last week, two teenagers in New Jersey were going around their neighborhood advertising their snow-shoveling service right before the big storm hit.

Seems pretty enterprising. But in the New America where security trumps all else, a local resident called the police to report about the teens’ “suspicious activity”.

It’s the starkest example of how “if you see something say something” is one of the most enslaving, destructive mantras in history.

Police actually came out to investigate since, apparently running a snow-shoveling business is something that only criminal terrorists would do.

Feb 02 18:19

Obama Tax Plan: President Goes All In on Confiscation

His tenure has already witnessed a greater accumulation of federal debt than any other time in US history. It is unsustainable based on the nation’s taxing traditions. In recent days, however, Obama has hinted at a new paradigm in federal revenue collection: confiscation.

Last week, the White House floated a proposal to levy a one-time tax on the $2 trillion in foreign earnings American corporations have overseas. The United States imposes the highest corporate income tax rate in the world. It also, unlike every major nation, taxes profits on business activities conducted completely outside the US. In essence, the US tax code follows American citizens and corporations anywhere they travel around the world.

Feb 02 16:04

President Obama's Budget: It's Always a Good Time to Spend More!

Barack Obama has released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins in October. The best thing about the plan is that it's released on time this year. That's been all too rare an occurrence, and not just for the president: One of the most stunning yet under-reported stories of the past several years is the unwillingness and inability of the federal government to hit basic deadlines when it comes to budget issues. Of course, coming up with a plan, which is typically a wish-list, is only the beginning of a budget process that has gotten seriously FUBAR during the Obama years.

Feb 02 15:47

Obama Budget Plan Would 'Benefit the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers'

'This is how the rules get rigged.'

Feb 02 13:05

Consumption Crashes In December: “The Country Has Clearly Entered Recession”

If you watch the mainstream media on a daily basis and consume the “official” assessments of the health of our economy you’re likely thinking that all is well and good. President Obama’s recovery has taken hold and prosperity is sure to return. But what if the narrative being disseminated to the general public is nothing but conjecture? In the following analysis from the always informative and entertaining James Quinn of The Burning Platform you’ll get an understanding of what’s really going on under the hood. What you’ll notice is that, while the media has picked and chosen specific talking points to create a perception of economic health, they have purposefully failed to provide a complete picture to the American people. Frankly, the information being spewed by official sources simply doesn’t mesh with the actual data.

Feb 02 12:16

Beyond Snowden: US General Cartwright has been indicted for espionage

US General James Cartwright was regarded by Washington insiders as ‘Obama’s General’, and now he’s facing prosecution for blowing the whistle on ‘Operation Olympic Games’ which planted the Stuxnet and Flame viruses in Iranian nuclear facilities in order derail Iran’s civilian nuclear program. At closer examination, it appears that Cartwright’s revelations didn’t so much harm US interests per say, but they hindered Israeli ambitions towards a war with Iran.

But why espionage? What is the line between “whistleblowing” and “espionage” in America today?

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Can you imagine the fear?

Maybe you don't have to. Maybe you are old enough to remember Three Mile Island, or Chernobyl. Maybe you're one of the people living around the Pacific where the radiation meters have been singing their songs of death since Fukushima.

Can you feel the horror? There is an invisible killer dancing in the air. Maybe hiding in that rain drop. You cannot know for sure.

That metallic taste in your mouth; is it being that scared? Or is it something ... worse?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

You wish you could stop breathing, but of course you can't. And with each breath comes an unspoken question; Is this the breath during which I inhale my own end? Is there an irrevocable link between this breath and my final breath to come? Is this the breath that deforms my unborn child? Is this the breath that transforms my future from an old age filled with family and friends, to loneliness, lingering pain, and a horrible death?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Or maybe it was on that stamp you licked, or in the wine you drank, or the cookie you ate.

Maybe you showered with the killer, slept with the killer, shared your clothes with the killer.

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.

Imagine.

Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.

Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.

What happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima was done intentionally by Israel to the people of Iraq, when Israel bombed the nuclear power plant at Osirik in the erroneous assumption that Iraq was building nuclear weapons. Then Israel did it again in Syria. Thankfully, there were no nuclear weapons at the Iraq or Syrian targets, or the people of Iraq and Syria would have suffered what those people living downwind from Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima (and indeed the whole northern hemisphere) all suffered.

But no doubt, those innocent and unoffending Iraqi and Syrian people knew the fear of wondering whether the silent killer was there in their homes moment to moment, just as you are wondering whether the silent killer is in your home this very moment, even as you read these words.

Israel did that to those people; cursed them with that endless dread that lingered for months on end.

And now Israel wants to bomb more nuclear facilities in Iran or infect it with a computer virus to cause a melt-down, so that what happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, will be done deliberately to the people of Iran, who have not invaded or threatened anyone.

There are indeed monsters living among us.

And we know them by their deeds.

Just think about that when you are lying in the dark, afraid to breathe.

Feb 02 10:49

St Louis Police Threaten to Quit or Slowdown If Civilian Oversight Passes

St. Louis, MO? A bill to create a seven-member civilian oversight board for the St. Louis Police Department is looking like a sure bet to pass next month. The majority of the Board of Aldermen and even Mayor Francis are attaching their names to it.

As the bill was being discussed on Thursday, Jeff Roorda, a spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Officer?s Association, assaulted a woman while wearing an ?I Am Darren Wilson? bracelet. His violent outburst may have stolen the headlines for the day, but there was also some glorious news to come from the union rep.

Roorda announced that St. Louis police officers will quit the department or do only the bare minimum on patrol if the city creates the proposed civilian oversight board.

Feb 02 10:27

Obama says he won’t accept budget that doesn’t raise spending

President Obama said Monday he will reject any budget from Congress that doesn’t boost spending on both defense and his own domestic priorities, saying the spending “sequesters” need to go.

Feb 02 10:24

Here's Some Frightening Honesty (Courtesy Of The US Congress)

A member of my staff caught an obscure resolution that was introduced in the US House of Representatives last week—Resolution no. 41.

The fact that there was essentially no coverage of this Resolution really shows how the mainstream media is completely turning a blind eye to the true fiscal situation of the United States of America.

The entire point of the resolution is to say that the federal government is broke.

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Resolution 41 admits the federal Government is basically broke, and recommends that the federal Government which allowed (even encouraged) the 2008 mortgage-backed securities fraud that emptied state and privater pension funds not be responsible for bailing them out, and that these defunded pension funds "restructure" to reduce costs (meaning cheat the people dependent on those pensions).

Feb 02 09:14

18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses.

Feb 02 08:34

Record number of US prisoners exonerated

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In other words, a record number of Americans are being wrongfully convicted.

Feb 02 08:26

Blowback: Charlie Hebdo and the Contradictions of Western Policy

The Western defense of freedom of expression in the face of attacks by Islamic fundamentalists has not always been so unequivocal, however. Indeed, from the start of the Mohammed cartoon controversy, the support of some Western governments – including the French – for Jyllands Posten, Charlie Hebdo and other “offenders” has been tepid at best. For instance, far from defending the rights of Charlie Hebdo upon the paper’s publication of the cartoons in 2006, then French President Jacques Chirac promptly denounced what he termed as “obvious provocations” and warned that “anything that could offend other people’s convictions, in particular religious convictions, should be avoided.”

In this debate between classical Western freedoms and notions of Islamic piety, one of the few French leaders to clearly come down on the side of the former was then Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. “All told, I prefer too much caricature to too much censorship,” Sarkozy dryly remarked.

Feb 02 08:20

Professor Sues University of Illinois Over Firing for “Uncivil” Gaza Tweets

A professor who was fired from a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign because of his tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza last year has filed a civil rights suit against the University and its top officials, saying that his firing violated his First Amendment right to free speech and other constitutional rights, and basic principles of academic freedom.

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In an honest court system this guy would win, because the tweets in question were part of his private life, not his conduct while on campus. Israel's supporters pressured the university into firing him to try to scare other academics into obedient silence regarding Israel in their own private lives. If Steven Salaita wins his case and there is a huge settlement, the floodgates will open and Israel will find itself facing the reality of a nation where freedom of speech is reaffirmed.

Feb 02 07:26

Pentagon Makes No Secret of Wanting to Monitor Social Change Activism

The US military is increasingly concerned about the risks to social, political and economic stability from resource stress and climate change, and whether they might lead governments to collapse. That’s the upshot of the latest call for proposals from the Pentagon’s flagship social science research program, the Minerva Research Initiative.

Feb 02 07:25

The Social Movement against “Globalized Trade” and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Since the President’s State of the Union message where he announced his plan to push corporate trade agreements and seek Fast Track trade promotion authority, the movement against Fast Track, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and globalized trade has grown. Instead of the bump in support that Obama expected after the State of the Union, opposition has increased inside Congress and in the grass roots.

Indications are that we are winning, and if we continue to mobilize over the next two months, we will win.

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