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Apr 22 11:12

Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars

Claiming that modern vehicles are “too complex” for home mechanics to fix, automakers are seeking copyright restrictions to prevent gearheads from working on their own cars.

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I don't want to own a car too complex for me to work on! There is a clear market need for a simple and reliable car that owners can maintain and repair themselves.

Apr 22 11:10

Anti-War Activist: West Hooked Ukraine on Loans, Like a Junkie on Drugs

The US agreed on Monday to provide almost $18 million in additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine, including shipments of supplies and funding for projects in areas affected by fighting. Veteran activist Joe Iosbaker spoke with Radio Sputnik about what he thinks this aid really means for the US' role in the region.

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Apr 22 10:55

5 Corporations Sucking California Dry During the Drought

As most people in the country know by now, California is currently suffering from a severe, record-breaking drought. In fact, it’s the worst drought in 1,200 years. While Governor Jerry Brown recently issued a mandate for people to start conserving water, large corporations use up and waste vastly more water than individuals and small businesses, often in ways that are detrimental to the environment.

Let’s take a look at five of the most massive corporations in California that are the worst culprits when it comes to wasting water:

Apr 22 10:53

Detroit Just Had the Single Largest Tax Foreclosure in American History

Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door Company. Its purpose was twofold: to better insulate buildings from the cold and to allow greater numbers of people easier entry at any given time.

On March 31st at the Wayne Country Treasurer's Office, that Victorian-era invention was accomplishing neither objective. Then again, no door in the history of architecture—rotating or otherwise—could have accommodated the latest perversity Detroit officials were inflicting on city residents: the potential eviction of tens of thousands, possibly as many as 100,000 people, all at precisely the same time.

Apr 22 10:51

Fast Tracking Democracy to Hell: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Rotten Deal

Free traders in Congress formally proposed last week that lawmakers relax, put their feet up and neglect the rigor of legislative review for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade scheme.

The TPP is a secret deal among 12 Pacific Rim nations that was covertly negotiated by unelected officials and corporate bosses. It’s so clandestine that lawmakers elected to represent the American people were refused access to the deliberations. It would expand secret trade tribunals that corporations use to sue governments over democratically established laws and win compensation from taxpayers.

Apr 22 10:49

After Lord Janner I now believe the Establishment DOES shamelessly twist justice to protect its own

There was a time when I regarded the idea of an ‘Establishment cover-up’ with a pinch of salt. Was it really plausible that the powers-that-be should act in concert over a prolonged period of time to suppress the truth?

Even if they attempted to do so, surely some decent person would sooner or later speak out, or inform the Press. It seemed unlikely that evil on a vast scale could be concealed more or less indefinitely in what is supposed to be a free and open society.

I’m afraid a succession of sex abuse cases have blown apart my preconceptions. It’s plain beyond any dispute that politicians, senior policemen and members of the security services have conspired to protect abusers because they were considered important, and to deny their victims justice.

Apr 22 10:36

Police Imposing Death Sentence Without Trial

In the last minutes of the video, Harris lies on the pavement with police on top of him. An officer calls for a Taser, but in place of an electric clicking sound, a gunshot rings out.

A voice can be heard saying, "Oh! I shot him! I'm sorry!" Another officer screams out, "He shot him! He shot him!"

Harris, who is bleeding, calls out, too. He's losing his breath, he says. An officer yells back at him.

"You f**king ran! Shut the f**k up!" he yells. "F**k your breath," he said.

Clark defended the officer's language, saying the deputy experienced auditory exclusion, never heard the gunshot and thought the suspect was out of breath from running. The language has no bearing on whether the shooting was justified, Clark said.

Apr 22 10:30

Feds investigating video of US Marshal destroying woman’s camera

A California woman was videotaping an arrest in a Los Angeles suburb recently when a rifle-toting police officer charged towards her and destroyed the recording device. Now federal authorities say they’re investigating the incident.

The video footage surfaced on the internet over the weekend, showing how the encounter unfolded in the city of South Gate, which is a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Apr 22 10:28

Australia vaccine war update: the people, slaves to the State

The other day, I wrote about radical changes in Australian vaccination policy. Principally, the national government has unilaterally decided that parents who receive government money will have that money taken away, if they don’t vaccinate their children. (See: Australia: refuse vaccination, lose $15,000)

Now I have learned that all families in Australia receive some form of government money. So the policy change affects everyone.

Which, of course, is what happens when citizens become beholden to big government. Government taketh, giveth back, taketh again, on their own timetable, according to their own dictates.

Apr 22 10:20

HOW THE FBI INVADED MY PRIVACY WHEN I WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD

On the wall of our classroom, two framed photos were hanging ….

One was of the Yiddish writer Shalom Aleichem

The other was yet another Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz

One afternoon two FBI agents entered our classroom and arrested the teacher. Someone had apparently ‘reported us’ for teaching Communism, proof being that one of the photos resembled Lenin, and the other Stalin.

Apr 22 10:18

Protesters swarm Baltimore streets as Justice Department begins investigation into Freddie Gray case and city suspends six officers in after he died of severed spine

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

Baltimore police officials, meanwhile, released the names of six officers who were involved in the arrest and the van transport of the 25-year-old and who've been suspended pending an investigation.

Apr 22 10:06

Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday.

That the officer shot Rekia Boyd, 22, was never in dispute. But the judge said he was bound to find detective Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter — because manslaughter requires evidence of "recklessness," while the judge described the act of shooting as "intentional."

Apr 22 10:00

Twilight Zone Economics

The US government has annual income of approximately $3 Trillion and official debt in excess of $18 Trillion. This does not count other liabilities such as Fannie and Freddie, and massive unfunded liabilities. But assuming “only” $18 Trillion in debt (optimistic) the US has the same ratio as a family with $60K income and $360K in credit card debt.

But this is not recognized as a problem because the Treasury sells bonds and the Fed “prints” the currency to buy the bonds. Debt increases and the US government spends. Life is good for politicians and bankers.

Apr 22 09:57

Mother sues cops who stripped naked her 20-year-old daughter's body for 'crime scene photos' after fatal crash

Sheriff's deputies undressed the body of a 20-year-old car crash victim then took inappropriate nude photos of her at the side of the road, her mother has claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not just inappropriate, but downright sick!

Apr 22 09:56

Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage

McDonald’s Corp. said its sales are continuing to struggle as efforts by its new chief executive to win back customers in the U.S. haven’t paid off yet.

Apr 22 09:49

Could massive EU-US trade deal be extended to Israel?

There are many reasons to oppose the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

It is designed to make capitalism the only permissible system in both the US and the European Union. It is being negotiated in a secretive and anti-democratic fashion. The groundwork for it has been laid by an unholy alliance of banks and the manufacturers of cigarettes, cars and chemicals.

And it may be extended to Israel.

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Apr 22 09:12

Congress About to Pass All The Horrible Spying/Anti-Internet Bills We Defeated Before

After we the people – web users and just plain folks – killed SOPA and CISPA, Congress has just renamed them and is about to pass them under the radar …

Wake up, Internet … THERE’S STILL TIME TO STOP THIS FASCIST MOVE!

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Apr 22 08:39

Explosive new video shows Freddie Gray 'shackled' on the ground outside police van up to 30 minutes BEFORE officers called ambulance for his fatal severed spine injury

Police said that they needed to stop and shackle ankles of the young man, who was arrested while screaming in pain, because he was being 'irate' in the back of the van.

However, the new video - shot by a witness - shows Gray hunched over on his knees and not visibly agitated during a stop that occurred in the more than 40 minutes between his arrest and officers' call to an ambulance.

Apr 22 08:38

Ex-Stasi "expert" consult with U.S. on homeland security

It was reported last December that former East German Secret Police (Staats Sicherheitsdienst, or Stasi) Director Markus Wolf was being considered for the top post at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The rumor caused such a stir that the Bush administration chose Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Chertoff to replace outgoing Tom Ridge as Director of Homeland Security.

Wolf was, at one time, considered by the U.S. State Department to be a terrorist.

Wolf, who had been consulting with the department, is expected to continue in his capacity as a consultant for the federal agency charged with keeping Americans safe.

Under the directorship of Wolf, the Stasi was one of the most ruthless police forces ever assembled.

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Apr 22 08:31

Right to privacy 'could be meaningless in 10 years under Tory and Labour plans'

The private lives of Britons will be an open book to the state within 10 years, campaigners have warned, highlighting manifesto pledges from Labour and the Conservatives that promise more powers for spies.

Both parties have pledged to extend the powers of the security agencies, nearly two years after revelations by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden shone a light on the extent of state surveillance in Britain and the US.

Last month a committee of MPs called for an overhaul of laws governing the intelligence agencies’ use of mass surveillance to make them more transparent, comprehensible and up to date. Labour and the Tories both promise better oversight, but they also promise to strengthen the powers of the agencies.

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Apr 22 08:18

Rally to Support the Miners!

At the request of the Sugar Pine Mining Claim owners, Oath Keepers of Josephine County mission is to ensure the mining claim owners 5th Amendment Constitutional Right to Due Process is not violated by the Bureau of Land Management.

NOTICE
This is NOT a standoff with BLM. We are NOT promoting any confrontation with BLM. This is a security operation for the protection of Constitutional Rights. If you have a different agenda outside of the above peaceful mission statement, we don't need your assistance. Please DO NOT make any type of threatening phone calls to the local BLM or USFS as it undermines our mission, professionalism and is unwarranted. Thank you.

Apr 22 08:17

Oregon Gold Mine: Disinfo Outlet Busted, Huge Protest at BLM Office On 23rd

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claim that Oregon Gold Miners requested militia to stand down was a hoax!

Apr 22 07:58

Lapider les corneilles! French Patriot Act faces growing opposition

A petition to block France’s controversial new snooping law has topped 100,000 signatures.

The French National Assembly is about to fast-track a law which would allow widespread snooping powers. The Projet de Loi Relatif au Renseignement would allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies to monitor mobile metadata and access personal information about anyone suspected of being linked to terrorism.

The petition organisers say they are “normal citizens who refuse to live in a digital police state. We refuse to legalise a French NSA which would store everything on everyone”.

The petition asks for the law to be withdrawn completely.

Apr 22 07:29

TECHNO FASCISM: DHS TO OPEN UP SHOP IN SILICON VALLEY

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up shop in Google's territory. DHS is close to opening a branch in Silicon Valley to help tighten the tech industry's computer security -- and conscript its top talent, the department's top official announced Tuesday. The move is part of a larger attempt to build a bridge between West Coast Web giants and the government, after 2013 revelations of online surveillance soured many in the industry on the concept of public-private partnerships.

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Apr 22 07:13

Drone with radioactive material lands on roof of Japanese Prime Minister's office

(*Yeah , I heard about that . Must have been a lousy pilot , from China !
whitehorse souce )

Apr 22 07:01

CIA-BACKED COMPANY MAY BE READING YOUR FACEBOOK CHATS

While sending a web link over Facebook Chat, a group of app developers noticed a curious amount of activity. Pulling at the thread, they discovered a mysterious company known as Recorded Future, and a potential CIA conspiracy. Facebook Chat seems innocuous enough. So thought Bosnadev, a group of coders and bloggers, when they used the communication program to send a link. But something seemed amiss.

Apr 22 07:01

SAUDIS DECLARE END OF ONE YEMEN OPERATION, THEN ANNOUNCE A SECOND

Iranian officials began Tuesday hopeful a ceasefire would bring an end to the relentless air campaign Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have conducted in Yemen for nearly a month now. In the following hours Saudi Arabia announced on television that Operation Decisive Storm was over, that “all the goals had been met” and declared the beginning of a new operation: “Restoring Hope.” In its statement, the kingdom said the new operation would have more of a political focus, would spend time dealing with helping civilians and counter terrorism.

Apr 22 06:53

STATE LETS POLICE TAKE TEENAGERS AWAY FROM PARENTS IF THEY ARE LEFT HOME ALONE

A new Illinois law is threatening parents who leave their children home alone if they are 13-years-old or younger. The new Illinois law states that parents who leave 13-year-olds home are guilty of neglect, and subject to arrest, as well as their children being taken away by police. The new law states that "any minor under the age of 14 years whose parent or other person responsible for the minor's welfare leaves the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that minor" is now considered ?neglected.?

Apr 22 03:29

Saudi Arabia resumes airstrikes in Yemen

CNN: Saudi Arabia resumed airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its "Operation Decisive Storm," a nearly month-long campaign against Houthi positions.

Apr 22 03:15

New Zealand’s Premier Apologizes for Pulling Waitress’s Hair

The waitress made her complaint public in an anonymous blog post on Wednesday, saying that Mr. Key, a frequent visitor to the Auckland cafe where she works, had tugged on her ponytail repeatedly over a period of months
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In her blog post, the waitress said that at first she did not complain directly to the prime minister, but that when he tried to pull her hair on March 13, she backed away, wagged her finger and repeatedly said no. Two weeks later, she said, after he tugged on her hair once more as he left the cafe, she told him, “Please STOP or I will actually hit you soon!”

According to the waitress, Mr. Key returned shortly thereafter with two bottles of wine and said: “This is for you, sorry. I didn’t realize.” She wrote that his assertion that he had not been aware his behavior was unwelcome “was almost more offensive than the harassment itself.”

Apr 22 02:53

Netanyahu on Memorial Day

Netanyahu on Memorial Day: We will continue to defend Israel - we are staying here

(*Reiterating his Perpetual Victim Claim)

Apr 21 15:45

How the Federal Reserve Is Destroying Your Economic Future

When it comes to what goes on in the marble corridors of the Federal Reserve, Americans tend to be suspicious. For different reasons, both the right and the left have challenged Fed policies aimed at bolstering the economy in the wake of the Great Recession.

In two papers for the Institute of New Economic Thinking’s Working Group on the Political Economy of Distribution, “Have Large Scale Asset Purchases Increased Bank Profits?” and the forthcoming “The Impact of ‘Quantitative Easing’ on Expected Profits: Explaining the Rise and Fall of the Fed’s QE Policy,” economist Gerald Epstein and his colleague Juan Antonio Montecino sought to find out who in the economy tends to benefit from the Fed’s actions. They conclude that Wall Street and wealthy Americans are the big winners from policies like quantitative easing, while the rest see little improvement in their economic lives. End result? Inequality is getting worse.

Apr 21 15:34

Man’s death in police custody sparks Baltimore protests

The death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who is believed to have died from a severed spine while in police custody, has sparked protests in Baltimore. Anya Parampil spoke to residents of the city who relayed their fears and concerns about the Baltimore Police Department.

Apr 21 14:05

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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Posted for the radio audience

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Apr 21 14:04

Liberate the Bank of Canada, Intrepid Think Tank Urges

You know the old aphorism -- "If a tree falls in the forest...?" Well, how about this one: If citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Canadians of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars and no one in the media actually covers it, did it really happen?

That might well be the question being asked over at the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) a very small and low-budget Toronto think tank. With their lawyer Rocco Galati (of Supreme Court fame in the Marc Nadon case), they have been steadily winning court battles initiated in 2011 that would oblige the Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 practice of lending the government money virtually interest free. But the mainstream media has boycotted the story. Galati believes the Harper government has done some serious arm-twisting to keep the story buried.

Apr 21 12:17

FBI Corruption May Have Led to Execution of 14 Innocent People

FBI corruption has led to other innocent deaths. And a U.S. Congressional committee admitted that – as part of its “Cointelpro” campaign – the FBI used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists.

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Apr 21 11:25

District Attorney Says Encrypted Phones May Make You a Terrorist Because They “Cannot Be Accessed by Law Enforcement”

As we reported last week, even the Third Amendment can now be violated so that law enforcement officials can forcibly occupy your home to gain a tactical advantage against criminal or terror suspects.

This is America in 2015 so it’s no surprise that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. wants total access to your personal effects. If it were up to Vance, you as an individual would have no right to secure your personal phone or computer data. As far as the DA is concerned, if you are encrypting your passwords, private messages, and personal notes you are denying nosy big government operatives the intrusive access they so desperately need to control you.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country's elites have said "good bye and good rubbish" to the protections which used to be extended to ordinary working people under the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and they are trying desperately to make this lack of on-line liberty stick.

But it cannot, and it won't, because people not only want, but also deserve, their privacy on line. Wanting to keep private communication private should not be construed as alleged "terroristic behaviour".

The Federal Government cannot decrypt everything, and those 6 NSA challenges Mike has done have gone completely unanswered, although we know that several people (most likely from one of the "Alphabet Soup" agencies) have tried, and failed miserably.

Apr 21 11:01

DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

In response to a Washington Post investigation, the Department of Justice and FBI have formally admitted that the majority of FBI forensic hair analysts provided flawed testimony and false evidence against criminal defendants for nearly three decades. With the advent of DNA testing, the FBI has discovered that their own forensic examiners gave erroneous testimony in more than 95% of cases that have been reviewed. Due to the fact that FBI analysts provided scientifically invalid testimony for decades, numerous innocent convicts have been exonerated and released from prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except for the ones who were executed, and the FBI feels really bad about them!

Apr 21 10:56

Israel Sprays Gaza Farms With Poisonous Chemicals

Farmers in the blockaded Gaza Strip see no end in sight to their suffering, as Israel continues to destroy their crops. Israeli pesticide planes sprayed Gaza’s agricultural lands east of Gaza in recent days with chemicals causing huge damage to the crops.

Apr 21 10:56

Exclusive: Wary of natural disaster, NY Fed bulks up in Chicago

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank's main conduit to Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think it is a natural disaster they are worried about so much as an angry mob with torches and pitchforks descending on Wall Street ... like the people of Illinois with torches and pitchforks don't know the FED is there as well!

Apr 21 10:55

Locals come out to support gold mine against government confiscation

Residents living close to a gold mine located in Oregon are challenging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which says they are misusing the land. Lindsay France reports from Los Angeles about the ensuing battle to see who has the right to mine the precious minerals laying in the ground.

Apr 21 10:08

Pennsylvania police officer charged with murdering suspect

A Pennsylvania police officer waived a preliminary hearing Monday on charges that she murdered a man who had run away from a traffic stop by shooting him twice in the back as he lay face-down in the snow.

Officer Lisa Mearkle, 36, appeared before a district judge on Monday and waived her right to a hearing to determine whether there was enough evidence to justify a trial. She is free on $250,000 bail with electronic monitoring.

The victim, David Kassick, 59, of Hummelstown, died shortly after being shot on Feb. 2. Kassick, who like Mearkle was white, was unarmed and had run away from a traffic stop.

The case is the latest in a string of controversial police shootings captured on video. Earlier this month, a South Carolina policeman was charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back as he ran away.

Apr 21 10:05

Courtroom erupts after judge finds Chicago cop not guilty in Rekia Boyd fatal shooting trial

A judge on Monday found Chicago police officer Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, saying there was no evidence he acted recklessly when he killed Rekia Boyd, 22, in an off-duty shooting in 2012.

After a four-day bench trial, which is heard before a judge without a jury, Cook County Associate Judge Dennis Porter said in a written finding that Servin’s actions were intentional and so did not fit the charges brought by the state’s attorney.

Boyd’s family erupted in shouts and tears after the ruling.

“They said a lot of charges didn’t fit,” said Boyd’s brother, Martinez Sutton, outside the courthouse, in tears. “I was promised that they were going to take this officer down.”

A few protesters held a large sign reading “STOP murder by police” and photographs of some 20 black people who have been killed by police across the country, including Boyd.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The killings of MANY unarmed people in the Police State of Amerika has grown exponentially, and partially because police across the country are getting their training from former, or current, members of Israel's IDF, which means that now, US citizens are treated with the same deadly contempt as are the Palestinians.

And the only thing the police officer has to say at the trial, to get him or her legally off the hook, is that they "believed their lives to be in danger."

That's it,folks.

Apr 21 09:57

10 U.S. states now considering mandatory vaccination

Thanks to the hysteria over the recent measles outbreak in California, several states are now considering authoritarian measures that will require vaccination of children in nearly all cases, regardless of a parent's religious or philosophical objections.

Apr 21 09:51

Heads Up: Gov’t plans to Tax our Savings Accounts

A new political scheme to tax bank accounts, according to the Australian Financial Review, might be locked in place in Australian banks as soon as January 1, 2016. [1-4] This could quickly be copied by other tax-hungry welfare states, including ours.

This bank deposit tax will likely begin at a low percentage, to create a legal precedent; but it is expected to grow rapidly, as the income tax did in the United States.

Like many modern taxes, this planned tax on bank accounts is being framed as a tax on the banks, not on individual customers. Its cost, however, will be passed on to depositors in the form of higher fees or lower interest paid on their accounts.

This tax on bank deposits is projected from its start to raise around $500 million each year, purportedly for a “Financial Stabilization Fund” to help protect banks from collapse in future financial crises.

Apr 21 09:51

Police Torture, Cooked Lab Results - Michael Rivero

Apr 21 09:45

BILL BEFORE CONGRESS WOULD AUTHORIZE SECRECY AND SURVEILLANCE, NOT "CYBER SECURITY"

A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would—in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying—create a gaping hole in the Freedom of Information Act, potentially allowing federal agencies to keep secret any information they don't want made public. The new exemption to FOIA would cover all "information shared with or provided to the Federal Government" through the so-called "cyber security" information sharing program, Politico reports.

Senators Chuck Grassley and Pat Leahy have raised concerns about the provision. Politico quotes Grassley from a 2012 hearing on a similar proposal:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully ironic that President Obama, a former lecturer on Constitutional law, appears, in his behaviour, to loathe and and despise the Constitution and Bill of Rights with a staggering intensity.

Apr 21 09:37

Bail-in powers implementation

The Special Resolution Regime (SRR) established in the Banking Act 2009 (“the Banking Act”) confers a number of resolution powers on the Bank of England and HM Treasury. The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (the 2013 Act) confers on the Bank of England a further option for the resolution for banks, building societies, investment firms, and certain banking group companies: the bail-in stabilisation option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, Great Britain has set up the mechanism they need to loot savings accounts to save the big banks.

Apr 21 09:29

STUNNED GREEKS REACT TO INITIAL CAPITAL CONTROLS AND THE “DECREE TO CONFISCATE RESERVES”, AND THEY ARE NOT HAPPY

Earlier today, following weeks of speculation, Greece finally launched the first shot across the bow of capital controls, when it decreed that due to an “extremely urgent and unforeseen need” (ironically the need was quite foreseen since about 2010, but that is a different story), it would be “obliged” to transfer – as in confiscate - “idle cash reserves”located across the country’s local governments (i.e., various cities and municipalities) to the Greek central bank.

Bloomberg reports, that “as Greece struggles to find cash to stay afloat, local authorities say they oppose a government decision to use their reserves for short-term financing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, to fulfill their obligations to the IMF, Greeks are going to be robbed of the money they have earned?!?

IF I were a Greek citizen, with my account wiped out to pay the country's IMF obligations, I would be very, very, very angry right now.

Apr 21 09:27

MPAA Strategized On How To 'Tell The Positive Side' Of Internet Censorship

The MPAA, which likes to declare itself one of the foremost defenders of free speech, was literally conspiring on how to create propaganda in favor of censorship, pointing to countries that already censor the web as "good examples" to follow. You'd think they would have learned from the time Bono tried to use China's censorship as an example of how to deal with copyright infringement what a ridiculous idea this is.

Apr 21 09:26

Fearing the Loss of Hegemony: The Concept of US Retreat

Nothing upsets those drunk on imperialist virtue than the fact it might end. Such romances with power do have a use-by-date, going off like old fruit. Eventually, the crippling contradictions will win through in the end. The days of the US empire are numbered – but then again, they always were.

Apr 21 09:24

Urgent action needed: FDA planning to regulate and control homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies have been a trusted, safe method of healing for more than a century. Not only is it safe and effective, it is also proven, so much so that some countries in Europe even cover its use on health insurance.

However, in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sights on homeopathic remedies and our access to it. This behavior is threatening the freedom of choice when it comes to personal health for millions of people in the U.S. – who rely on homeopathy for their health concerns.

Apr 21 09:23

THE BANKSTER WAR ON CASH; JP MORGAN CHASE BEGINS TO PROHIBIT THE STORAGE OF CASH IN ITS SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES

Letters are apparently going out to some JPMoragnChase customers announcing that cash will be prohibited from being stored in the bank's safety deposit boxes.

At the Collectors Universe message board, a commenter reports:
My mother has a SDB at a Chase branch with one of my siblings as co-signers. Last week they got a letter outlining a number of changes to the lease agreement, including this:

"Contents of the box: You agree not to store any cash or coins other than those found to have a collectible value."

Another change is that signatures will no longer be accepted to access the box. The next time they go in they have to bring two forms of ID and they will be issued a four-digit pin number that will be used to access the box then and in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is the prelude to currency controls in this country, and it will not be pretty.

If you believe that a Cypress-style account "haircut" cannot happen here, you need to think again.

Please have no more money in your checking account than you absolutely need to pay your bills.

Apr 21 09:20

POLICE WORKING WITH DHS & MOTOROLA ARE USING PRIVATE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO CREATE A MASSIVE SPY NETWORK

When a 911 call comes in, St. Louis police now may be able to see the scene before responding officers have time to arrive.

It’s part of the Real Time Crime Center, opened Thursday to bring together an array of electronic resources — including a network of public and private surveillance cameras!

DHS puppet, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said:

“Today is a great day for law enforcement and a bad day for criminals in the city of St. Louis.” That says it all right there, law enforcement considers it a great day, when private corporations work with law enforcement to spy on you. Dotson adds, “Cameras in public space are a part of everyday life. The case study is there, the examples are there, we’re just getting caught up.”

Access to private cameras also means not having to wait for a business to open to examine its recorded images, Lt. Brent Feig said. “We’re really leveraging the public space,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a resident of St. Louis, I do not believe that I would be "more safe", with this equipment in place; rather, I would understand that the 4th Amendment,which used to protect US citizens against unreasonable search and seizure, no longer exists in practice, nationally.

I understand that I continue to sound like a chipped CD on this issue, but people with skills and kids, GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!

Apr 21 09:12

Was Timothy McVeigh Really Executed?

Was Timothy McVeigh Really Executed? No really, that’s a serious question. For throughout the whole OKC bombing saga the mainstream media has ignored some serious inconsistencies.

Apr 21 08:41

Ethics Professor Says It’s “Quite Reasonable” to Kill Disabled Babies via Obamacare

A professor at the highly esteemed Princeton University doesn’t want his Obamacare premiums to increase because of caring for severely disabled babies. Dr. Pete Singer, who teaches ethics (but perhaps needs a little refresher on what the word “ethics” means) argued during a radio interview on Sunday that America should be more accepting of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”

Apr 21 08:34

Make yourself anonymous on the web! Yet, I completely disagree with the advices:

I entirely agree with the principle:

"I am very reluctant to use any proprietary, commercial product for purposes of maintaining anonymity"

yet I completely disagree with the advices:

Apr 21 08:32

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

“The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves only. Because then every time a connection came from it people would say, “Oh, it’s another CIA agent.” If those are the only people using the network.” — Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Network, 2004

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Apr 21 07:47

Toni Morrison: ‘I Want To See A Cop Shoot A White Unarmed Teenager’

Here you go Toni!Check out Youtube. Plenty of vids of cops shooting white kids to satisfy your racist blood lust!

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison took a harsh view on the issue of racial disparities in the justice system during a recent interview.

“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,” Morrison, 84, told The (U.K.) Telegraph.

“This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” Morrison said.

Apr 21 07:44

When a Cop Killed an Innocent White Youth, the Press Was Silent

Published on Aug 22, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2...
When a Black Cop Killed an Innocent White Youth in Utah, the Press Was Silent
It has been reported that cops kill about 500 innocent Americans per year. More whites than blacks are victims of deadly police shootings. Yet most of those stories stay buried or at best, see limited life in local media or the blogosphere. Only the select, as in selected by the media, stories become as big as the Michael Brown story. Certain stories simply transcend the perceived boredom of news headlines and become a part of pop culture.

Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda?

Apr 21 07:43

Police in Ottawa, Kansas fatally shot unarmed white teen 16 times! WTF?

Published on Aug 27, 2014

Police in Ottawa, Kansas shot and killed an 18 year old, unarmed teen Saturday night.

Ottawa police were called about 7:50 p.m. Saturday to Orscheln Farm and Home at 2008 S. Princeton St. on a report of a person reportedly armed with a gun.

However, the family of deceased 18-year-old Joseph Jennings, said there was no gun. Ottawa Police have not confirmed that Jennings was armed either.

Ottawa Police Chief, Dennis Butler, said the officers did what they were trained to do.

Apr 21 07:31

Newly Leaked TTIP Draft Reveals Far-Reaching Assault on US/EU Democracy

A freshly-leaked chapter from the highly secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, currently under negotiation between the United States and European Union, reveals that the so-called "free trade" deal poses an even greater threat to environmental and human rights protections—and democracy itself—than previously known, civil society organizations warn.

The revelation comes on the heels of global protests against the mammoth deal over the weekend and coincides with the reconvening of negotiations between the parties on Monday in New York.

The European Commission's latest proposed chapter (pdf) on "regulatory cooperation" was first leaked to Friends of the Earth and dates to the month of March. It follows previous leaks of the chapter, and experts say the most recent iteration is even worse.

Apr 21 07:01

‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream

In 2013 Gregg Cavaluzzi walked out of federal prison with nothing more than the clothes he wore going in five years earlier and a Chase-branded debit card holding what remained of money sent by family members and the meager pay he’d earned working in the prison library.

“They simply gave me the debit card and said ‘Your money’s on it,’” he recalled.

But when he used the card to pay for a celebratory meal at Wendy’s, Cavaluzzi noticed that his balance was lower than he expected. “I called Chase and they said there’s an administrative fee and a fee every time you use it at an ATM,” he said. As Cavaluzzi would soon discover, those were just two of several fees attached to his card. “There were fees for transferring the money to a bank and closing the account. There was even an inactivity fee if you didn't use the card for 90 days. I left prison with $120. Because of the fees I was only able to use about $70 of it.”

Apr 21 07:01

America; The Beautiful

Notwithstanding its morally, ethically corrupt and dysfunctional political institutions and its criminal financial system, America remains a great and beautiful country — with its people – their sense of decency, giving and hard work.

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