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Mar 18 15:31

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

Mar 18 14:43

GCHQ empowered to hack any device anywhere without terrorist, criminal threat – UK court doc

The government has admitted to possessing far-reaching hacking powers to break into computers, phones and communications networks anywhere across the globe in the absence of national security and criminal threats, a court document reveals.

The startling revelation surfaced after civil rights group Privacy International (PI) filed a legal challenge in 2014 questioning the hacking powers of UK government intelligence agency GCHQ.

The legal challenge sought to examine allegations relating to “state-sponsored hacking” uncovered by ex-NSA computer analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Mar 18 14:05

Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year’s midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday.

“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”

Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory voting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Democracy, voting is optional. In a dictatorship, it is mandatory, to conceal that it is a dictatorship!

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Mar 18 10:41

Whistleblower: State Department Employees Who Don’t Sign Separation Agreement Face Dire Consequences

Failure to sign a formal separation agreement can have dire consequences for rank-and-file State Department employees, an agency whistleblower told The Daily Caller.

That is in stark contrast to what happens to top-level officials such as former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton if they refuse to sign the separation form, OF-109.

Ramifications for lower-level State Department employees include the withholding of retirement benefits and possible investigations conducted by the agency into why employees declined to sign the form, whistleblower Richard Higbie says.

By signing OF-109, agency employees affirm that they have turned over all records — classified or unclassified; emails or physical documents — pertaining to official government business.

Mar 18 10:37

03 16 15 standoff and fire

This is how an old man and his dogs were evicted by the Oregon State Police.
They are all dead!

Mar 18 10:36

The uncounted: why the US can't keep track of people killed by police

A year ago, in a bureaucratic shift that went unremarked in the somnolent days before Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, the US government admitted a disturbing failure. The top crime-data experts in Washington had determined that they could not properly count how many Americans die each year at the hands of police. So they stopped.

The move did not make headlines. Before Brown was killed, a major government effort to count people killed by police could be mothballed without anybody noticing. The program was never fully funded, and no one involved was accustomed to their technical daily work drawing a spotlight.

Mar 18 10:12

Deceased Man In House Identified

This fellow had lost his job and couldn't make his payments so the bank(un-named) had the Sheriff's department do a forcible eviction. The fire didn't break out until teargas was used and an armored vehicle rammed into the house. It's been ruled a suicide because according to the coroner he could have come out at any time.
Neighbors said that Mr.Rengigas was a nice man and they would see him walking his dogs.
The story stinks to high heaven!
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2015/mar/17/photo-timeline-poli...
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2015/mar/17/eviction-sparks-gun...

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Mar 18 07:27

CHARGES DROPPED FOR MEN FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR RAP LYRICS AND FB POSTS

All charges were dismissed by San Diego Superior Court Judge Louis R. Mahoian in the cases of Rapper Brandon Duncan, known by his stage name of “tiny Doo,” and Aaron Harvey. At the end of the day, they were free to go. That said, this case is not over for the other defendants, who were also charged with more serious offenses, though many of counts based on the 182.5 California Criminal Code were also dismissed.

Mar 18 07:03

Solzhenitsyn: The Incredible Disappearing Man

For daring to name the invaders of Russia who committed the greatest mass murder and human rights crimes in the history of humanity, his name and image have dropped beneath the surface of the Ziomedia’s murky waters.

Mar 18 06:53

Paul Craig Roberts Shames Corporate Media Hucksters Masquerading as Journalists

Last week the Press Club of Mexico honored Paul Craig Roberts with the International Award for Excellence in Journalism. Roberts used the occasion to call out a tainted brand of journalism in this country which frequently involves “lying for the government and for the corporations.”

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Mar 18 06:45

Law Enforcement Freaks Out Over Apple & Google's Decision To Encrypt Phone Info By Default

Think of the children! And the children killed by terrorists! And just be afraid! Of course, this is the usual refrain any time there's more privacy added to products, or when laws are changed to better protect privacy. And it's almost always bogus. I'm reminded of all the fretting and worries by law enforcement types about how "free WiFi" and Tor would mean that criminals could get away with all sorts of stuff. Except, as we've seen, good old fashioned police/detective work can still let them track down criminals. The information on the phone is not the only evidence, and criminals almost always leave other trails of information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government is a bigger threat to us all than criminals or terrorists (meaning the ones not actually working for the government in the first place).

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Mar 18 06:42

Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any Computer, Anywhere On The Planet

The FBI and DOJ are one step closer to having one of their "keeping up with the digital Joneses" requests granted. While the default phone encryption offered by Apple (and at some point in the future by Google) still remains free of law enforcement/intelligence "Golden Backdoors," the agencies are one step closer to being legally permitted to hack nearly any computer in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... to steal your business secrets and photos of your partner in states of undress, of course. So far, they have not actually caught any terrorists or cyber-criminals with all this snooping!

Mar 18 06:39

US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.

Mar 18 06:37

What's Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in Its Name?

The French Interior Ministry on Monday ordered that five websites be blocked on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism. “I do not want to see sites that could lead people to take up arms on the Internet,” proclaimed Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

When the block functions properly, visitors to those banned sites, rather than accessing the content of the sites they chose to visit, will be automatically redirected to the Interior Ministry website. There, they will be greeted by a graphic of a large red hand, and text informing them that they were attempting to access a site that causes or promotes terrorism: “you are being redirected to this official website since your computer was about to connect with a page that provokes terrorist acts or condones terrorism publicly.”

Mar 18 06:13

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.

Mar 18 06:07

Army arrests unconscious activist at Corrie commemoration

During an olive planting action to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the death of American activist Rachel Corrie, Israeli forces arrest two Palestinians–one of them while unconscious.

Mar 18 06:06

On Video: Israeli Soldiers Raid Homes, Question Kids as Young as 9

Masked and armed Israeli soldiers have been recorded forcefully entering Palestinian homes and waking up, photographing and questioning children as young as nine.

The videos highlight Israeli efforts to track down young Palestinian rock throwers in the occupied West Bank, according to an Israeli rights group.

Mar 18 05:55

Australian PM attacks “lifestyle choice” of poverty-stricken Aborigines

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s contempt for poverty-stricken Aborigines living in outback areas was on open display last week when he was asked about plans by the Western Australian (WA) state government to completely shut down many communities.

“What we can’t do is endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if these choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have,” Abbott told the media in the WA gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie last Wednesday.

To claim that Aborigines are indulging in a “lifestyle choice,” akin to that of layers of the upper middle class moving to an idyllic rural setting, is grotesque. The conditions in remote Aboriginal communities, which lack jobs, proper housing and essential services, are frequently described as “third world” or even “fourth world.”

Mar 18 03:29

Boston: Chill Returns

Boston: Chill Returns, to Stick Around Past Start of Spring

(*There's still a good portion of snow on the ground . The temperature is unseasonably cold . St. Patrick's day is all about the color Green , and I personally associated that with 'Grass' being on display , and in full view , and Spring being just around the corner .
Not so much , this year .)

Mar 17 20:05

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (5 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
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4. Debt (public, private) and money supply

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Mar 17 16:09

Amputee actor apparently landed a government gig at the Boston Marathon bombing government / media event

https://nathanbickel.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bostonmarathonbombing...
Please note that the Red arrows (in the above and following pic) show the Code word’s initials, “BK,” – “Below Knee.” The red arrow shows that the amputation from the accident, years ago, was ‘below the knee;’ thus aiding in identifying (Boston Marathon’s) Heather Abbott, as the same person who was seeking Hollywood employment, as reference in the above pic.
https://nathanbickel.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bostonmarathonbombing...

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Mar 17 15:32

Watertown Shootout Detailed In Boston Bombing Trial

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Earlier that day, shortly after midnight, one officer spotted a carjacked Mercedes SUV on a quiet residential street. That set off a frenzied clash in which Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, hurled explosives at police, including two pipe bombs and one pressure-cooker bomb
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“All I could see was muzzle flashes,” he said. “I couldn’t count it. It was nonstop.”
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He saw a wick and a lighter and then watched as an object flew through the air, landed in the street and exploded, he said, shaking him to his knees.
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Tamerlan saw him and came charging up the street, firing at him
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“The black SUV, it was right in my face,” he said. “I looked down, and I saw the front wheels were over Tamerlan.”

(*Sneak Peek of what's sure to be the most anticipated "Mini Series" , in television history .
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Mar 17 14:32

What Budget Cuts? US Cyber Command to Double Its Spending

Still in its infancy, US Cyber Command is set to receive a massive bump in its budget. For 2015, the cybersecurity organization will receive $364 million; nearly double the $190 million it was allocated for 2014.

Mar 17 14:18

Aaron Russo's America: Freedom To Fascism [Directors Cut]

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Reposted at reader request

Mar 17 13:58

FCC NET NEUTRALITY DOCS HAVE 46 REFERENCES TO A GROUP FUNDED BY BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS AND CO-FOUNDED BY A NEO-MARXIST

The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

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Mar 17 13:33

New World Order Spirituality: Blueprint for a Global Religious Authority

For some time now, political and economic decision-making power has devolved away from citizens and the nation-state to global multilateral organisations. As these organisations shape a new global order favouring corporate and financial elites, local populations have a diminished say in economic decisions affecting them – especially when represented by careerist politicians more aligned to the global elite.

Lately there have been signs of a top-down push for the globalisation of religion as well, with calls for global political authority over the world’s spirituality.

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Mar 17 13:06

DEA agent told to leave rich, white areas alone

Matthew Fogg, a former US Marshal and DEA officer, recently gave an interview to Brave New Films, where he disclosed that he was told, in no uncertain terms, to leave rich, white areas alone from any drug prosecutions. The Resident discusses.

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Mar 17 12:23

IMF BREAKS ITS OWN RULES WITH LOAN TO WAR-MONGERING UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed on a scheme of war financing for Ukraine. For the first time, according to Fund sources, the IMF is not only violating its loan repayment conditions, but also the purposes and safeguards of the IMF’s original charter. IMF lending is barred for a member state in civil war or at war with another member state, or for military purposes, according to Article I of the Fund’s 1944-45 Articles of Agreement. This provides “confidence to members by making the general resources of the Fund temporarily available to them under adequate safeguards, thus providing them with opportunity to correct maladjustments in their balance of payments without resorting to measures destructive of national or international prosperity.”

Mar 17 12:08

NYPD WON’T PUNISH COPS FOR SANITIZING WIKIPEDIA POLICE BRUTALITY ENTRIES

The New York Police Department has identified two officers who used agency computers to sanitize Wikipedia entries about incidents of police brutality. "Two officers, who have been identified, were using department equipment to access Wikipedia and make entries," NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton said. "I don’t anticipate any punishment, quite frankly."

Mar 17 11:37

Commission Receives Complaints About Human Rights Situation In The US, Venezuela And Ecuador

Migrant agricultural workers in a field of California.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held on Tuesday the second day of the 154 session and receive reports, among others, on the situation of the right to freedom of expression in Ecuador, forced migration and persecution of community advocates LGBTI in Central America, and the situation of economic, social and cultural rights in Venezuela.

Also receive reports on Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Haiti. The period ends on 20 March. On Monday, the Commission received complaints about the “serious impact” on human rights in the draft canal in Nicaragua, lack of guarantees during trials in military courts Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and job discrimination against immigrant’s undocumented immigrants in the United States.

http://whatisusa.info/commission-receives-complaints-about-human-right...

Mar 17 11:13

France at war with alternative medias

They were thousands of people marching all over France for Freedom of Speech, chanting JE SUIS CHARLIE, after the killing of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. No surprise there. Arguing in France is a national sport, the French just love to discuss the pros and cons of such and such ideas and to defend their point of view in discussions that can last forever. However, some had doubts about the political exploitation of such a massive rally. It looks like they were right.

First, there was a political and mediatic outcry against whoever considered to be an anti-Charlie. That led to a string of arrests on the vague charge of “defending terrorism”.

But that was just the beginning. What we are seeing now, is the start of a smear campaign to denounce all “conspirationists” who dare to disagree with the official policy of the French government.

It started when president Hollande has assimilated what he calls “conspiracy theories“ to Nazism and called to prevent their dissemination on the Internet and social networks.

Mar 17 10:36

UNIVERSAL MUSIC HIJACKS YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF INDIE ARTIST

Universal Music Group has hijacked several YouTube videos of Bjorn Lynne, an independent musician from Norway. The world's largest music corporation is now running advertisements on videos of music tracks Lynne created, and is refusing to correct the mistake.

Mar 17 09:06

MAJOR AMERICAN ALLIES IGNORE U.S. PLEAS AND JOIN CHINA’S ALTERNATIVE BANK

he Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.” This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.)

Mar 17 09:03

THE WOLF IS GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE: THE GOVERNMENT’S WAR ON CYBERTERRORISM

Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching…. Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never know. Since 9/11, our national life has changed forever. Surveillance is the new normal.”

Mar 17 08:14

Vote NO! on Loretta Lynch

She's called the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program "constitutional and effective."

She's refused to state whether or not she believed the President has the power to carry out drone strikes on US soil against American citizens.

And she's referred to civil asset "theft" as a "wonderful tool."

I'm talking, of course, about Loretta Lynch.

Unless you and I turn up the heat on the Senate like never before, she could soon be confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General.

Mar 17 07:59

Bill C-51 First Step to Fascist Society - Michael Rivero

Mar 17 07:46

Israel lobby, UK officials attempt to shut down Univ. of Southampton conference

Of course, this claim betrayed how little science the global warming people really know. Warm water RISES TO THE SURFACE. Even if there were some mechanism to "hide" warming in the deep ocean, it could not stay there due to convection.

Mar 17 07:34

Fact-checker takes Obama to task for gun claims

President Obama is under fire from The Washington Post’s fact-checker over a series of recent far-fetched gun claims, including suggesting the country’s homicide rate is higher than that of other industrialized nations “by like a mile.”

The comments, made during a stop in South Carolina last week, earned the president three out of four "Pinocchios" -- the fact-checker's scale for measuring inaccuracy.

Mar 17 07:28

“Avalanche of opposition to Bill C-51” says National Day of Action Co-Organizer Paul Finch

There was a groundswell of support for today’s National Day of Action Against Bill C-51. Seventy actions took place across the country, from Victoria to Halifax. In Vancouver, more than 2,500 concerned citizens gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to stand up for democracy.

Mar 17 06:47

Global Security Agencies Rebrand 'Mass Surveillance'

March 16, 2015 - Agencies ranging from the NSA to the UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee are working to rebrand several security phrases, including swapping the controversial “mass surveillance” with the less-ominous term “bulk data collection.” RT’s Marina Portnaya takes a look at the changes and the hopes for rebranding in the security community.

Mar 16 19:54

The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a 'monumental' constitutional concern. A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

Mar 16 18:24

US blows through $18trn debt limit

On Monday, the US reached its legal debt limit of $18 trillion -more than the country’s entire GDP. Lawmakers will either have to again lift it, or attempt to cap spending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question Americans should be asking is not whether to raise the debt ceiling, but rather why the Federal Government, which is authorized by the Constitution to create and issue interest-free money, instead borrows that money at interest from a privately owned central bank, thereby plunging future generations into debt slavery to that bank? THAT is the real question Americans should be asking!

Mar 16 17:57

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (4 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
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3. Fractional reserve banking

Mar 16 15:02

White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.

The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.

Mar 16 14:35

THE STING: HOW THE FBI CREATED A TERRORIST

Informant-led sting operations are central to the FBI’s counterterrorism program. Of 508 defendants prosecuted in federal terrorism-related cases in the decade after 9/11, 243 were involved with an FBI informant, while 158 were the targets of sting operations. Of those cases, an informant or FBI undercover operative led 49 defendants in their terrorism plots, similar to the way Osmakac was led in his.

Mar 16 14:27

ON EVE OF ELECTION, NETANYAHU PROMISES NO PALESTINIAN STATE IF RE-ELECTED

On the eve of national elections in Israel, politically-embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that if he and his Likud Party were returned to power for another term he would make sure that an independent Palestinian state would not come into being. The comments come as a reversal of official Israeli government policy which, like the U.S. government, states that a two-state solution is the preferred outcome for the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Mar 16 13:33

Barbie the Spy!

The company introduced its new doll, called “Hello Barbie,” at a February trade fair in New York and…well, you can’t make this stuff up.

This doll can converse with you (or with your child unless you play with dolls) and record the answers. It then transmits these answers to a data-bank at the company’s headquarters and stores them under the child’s name and other personal information, then analyzes this data and responds to it…immediately or months later. Given a little time, it will have profiled your child and turned her into an information gathering source.

Mar 16 09:20

SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE APPROVES “A SURVEILLANCE BILL BY ANOTHER NAME”

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to the government.

Mar 16 07:50

ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE UNLEASHED ON SCHOOLKIDS

Rather than merely asking for a right or wrong answer to a math, history or science question, the new assessment industry is capable of boring into a child’s attitudes, values, opinions and beliefs, all of which parents and privacy advocates say is no business of the government’s.

The pushback has led some state education systems to recommend a reduction in the amount of high-stakes testing in public schools.

But, parents beware, the sudden realization that maybe too much testing is going on is not going to lead to less data being collected. Quite the opposite.

But what if your child’s teacher could have access to a software application that allows her to collect data on your child in real time, without ever rolling out a test?

Enter the BOSS app. It is just one of countless new data-collection products available to school systems looking to collect data on the sneak.

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And please be aware: these dossiers will follow the kid from kindergarten through high school.

Mar 16 07:04

Following a "color revolution" in Armenia is prepared

Google translation: Next "color" revolution Russia is preparing to close in Armenia.

About this NGO activists "Yerevan Geopolitical Club" said a former official of the government of Ronald Reagan Paul Craig Roberts.

"You have planned a coup, as was last year in Ukraine. And it will give Washington another base in the country, which was part of the former Soviet Union", - said the politician.

According to him, the recent visit to Armenia, the representative of the State Department Victoria Nuland, incidentally, owns the Russian language is not accidental.

Mar 16 07:02

SBU detained the cameraman "New Russia TV"

Google translation: Security Service of Ukraine detained the cameraman "New Russia TV". This was reported today adviser to the head of the SBU Markiyan Lubkivsky.

"The Security Service of Ukraine detained the cameraman" New Russia TV. "This is a Ukrainian citizen, a resident of Khmelnitsky region, which in the autumn of 2014 went to Donetsk and found a job there for the post of cameraman" New Russia TV. "The attacker was arrested on March 13 in the Khmelnitsky region, where he went on vacation, "- wrote Lubkivsky on his page on Facebook.

Mar 16 06:26

Intelligence Officer: Every Single Terrorist Attack In U.S Was a False Flag Attack … Or Egged On By the Government

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services.

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In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI.

In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism.

We’ve become a lunatic asylum.

Mar 16 06:25

In its Desperation, Scandal-Riddled Spanish Government Criminalizes Solidarity Among Citizens

On Tuesday, March 10, 19 Spanish citizens were rounded up in dawn raids by the Madrid police. They are accused of committing a crime against the Spanish state. That crime? Trying to prevent, through passive, non-violent resistance, the forced eviction of a local resident. If found guilty, the suspects could face crippling fines.

Welcome to Rajoy’s Spain, where helping out your neighbor in his or her hour of need is now an administrative crime.

Mar 16 06:22

Fearing Collapse, Egypt’s Sisi Calls for Resumption of Military Aid

Warning of Egypt’s possible collapse under economic pressures and the threat of rampant terror, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called on the United States over the weekend to resume military aid that has been partially frozen because of the political coup that brought Sisi to power and because of alleged human rights violations.

Mar 16 06:13

Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

This week I got an angry email from a friend who had just rented a car from Hertz: “Did you know Hertz is putting cameras in rental cars!? This is bullsh*t. I wonder if it says they can tape me in my Hertz contract.” He sent along this photo of a camera peeping at him from out of his “NeverLost,” a navigational device that the company has started putting in many of its cars:

Mar 16 05:56

Internet Trolls: Propaganda's Final Frontier

The urge to control public perception, to label the heroes and villains within and without, has remained a political constant throughout our history. And for centuries the dissemination of these ideas followed a similar, top-down trajectory of some authoritative source telling us who we are and what we believe in.

But the advent of the Internet has changed all that.

The Internet is a game-changer in two ways. First there’s the nature of the medium, which allows for an escape from the top-down model and the easy skepticism it breeds. ‘Truth’ no longer issues forth from the pulpit or Dan Rather or the latest issue of Pravda; it reveals itself in fragments throughout our interconnected lives. Second there’s the global reach of the Internet. Now governments can dialogue directly with the populations of rival countries, even if the people don’t necessarily know who it is they’re talking to.

Mar 16 05:55

Shock: Germany Mulls Cyprus Solution to Solve Grexit?

Dominant Social Theme: Banks need to be bailed out? Take the funds from their depositors. Simple enough ...

Free-Market Analysis: Now the Cyprus episode begins to become clearer. What the EU needed was a precedent, and apparently Cyprus sufficed.

Mar 15 15:35

Canada’s "AntiTerrorism" Bill C-51: A Legal Primer - Overly broad and unnecessary anti-terrorism reforms could criminalize free speech

Bill C-51,the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, would expand the powers of Canada’s spy agency, allow Canadians to be arrested on mere suspicion of future criminal activity, allow the Minister of Public Safety to add Canadians to a “no-fly list” with illusory rights of judicial review, and, perhaps most alarmingly, create a new speech-related criminal offence of “promoting” or “advocating” terrorism. These proposed laws are misguided, and many of them are likely also unconstitutional. The bill ought to be rejected as a whole. Repair is impossible.

Mar 15 15:04

Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax Trial Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Barf News From Mainstream Media: Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax Trial Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Pop your popcorn and grab your favorite beverage. Inform yourself via Yahoo.com Tabloid News about the fake Boston Marathon Bombing Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Admire the crisis actor artist sketches of the trial. No need to view any trial video, as past video footage of the hoax bombing was all you needed to evoke your Hollywood movie emotions.

Stay tuned to mainstream media tabloid-type news. Rely on Yahoo entertainment news to echo the snake belly lies of crisis actor “testimony.” And, be reminded that this “live coverage” highlights crisis actor (people) sketches and a contrived news script that is second to none.

Mar 15 14:50

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (3 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
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2. Money and bank credit

There are five topics to understand for civic competence in creating and managing money. The first four are standard to economics curriculum; the last is rational analysis:

Money and bank credit.
Fractional reserve banking.
Debt (public, private) and money supply.

Mar 15 11:03

SEARCH google Images: image Tsarnaev brothers wearing BLACK backpack at marathon finish line

(*Folks , in these modern times it is this easy to debunk for yourself a bull$#!^ story , coming from the lamestream )
Surveillance photos retrace footsteps of Boston Marathon bombers
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5467894-surveillance-photos-retrac...
BOSTON — Using high-tech surveillance videos and photos, prosecutors in the Boston Marathon trial on Monday played an FBI montage that showed the determined footsteps of the Tsarnaev brothers weaving through cheering crowds and igniting two pressure-cooker bombs in one of the worst terror attacks in U.S. history.

The images, most never seen before, were culled from tens of thousands of images the FBI collected after the April 2013 blasts. They soon zeroed in on more than 70 images showing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, each wearing a dark jacket and black backpack, nonchalantly walking through the crowds.

(*no one ever saw them before , and this article doesn't display them either . )

Mar 15 11:00

VIDEO: Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”

Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”? Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

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Mar 15 09:58

Not Shocking: Jeb Bush sold patronage and favors to his top political donors

The AP analysis of Bush's 275,000 FOIA'ed emails show that "donations" to his campaign were really more like "purchases." Of course, this is what everyone suspects -- indeed, is certain of -- in the case of politicians. But it's one thing to see the money come in and the appointments flow out, and another to read the elected officials corresponding with their staffers saying, basically, "Hey, this guy gave me a lot of money, let's give him this plum appointment."

Mar 15 09:40

People require ‘safety beyond policing’ – civil rights advocate on NYPD ‘stop-and-frisk’ program

Mar 15 08:40

Don't Talk to Cops - Why You Should Never Agree to be Interviewed by Police

Mr. James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and a former defense attorney, tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.

Mar 15 08:12

In its Desperation, Scandal-Riddled Spanish Government Criminalizes Solidarity Among Citizens

On Tuesday, March 10, 19 Spanish citizens were rounded up in dawn raids by the Madrid police. They are accused of committing a crime against the Spanish state. That crime? Trying to prevent, through passive, non-violent resistance, the forced eviction of a local resident. If found guilty, the suspects could face crippling fines.

Welcome to Rajoy’s Spain, where helping out your neighbor in his or her hour of need is now an administrative crime.

A Not-So-Silent Tragedy

In most countries that have experienced foreclosure epidemics, the eviction of neighbors and local residents is usually a quiet, if not silent, tragedy. Often people don’t realize that their neighbors have gone until hours, days or even weeks have passed. Some may never even notice.

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