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Mar 28 18:07

The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss

Half the Saudi army are Yemeni descent! No wonder they are surrendering in droves.

Saudi Arabia has jumped into the abyss.
Its air attacks on Yemen are a historic and potentially fatal blow to the Kingdom and to the Middle East.

The real “story” is more important. Perhaps half of the Saudi army is of Yemeni tribal origin. Saudi soldiers are intimately – through their own families – involved in Yemen, and the Yemen revolution is a stab in the guts of the Saudi royal family.

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Mar 28 15:51

Quebec City protesters shot directly with tear gas

The family of a Quebec student says it will press charges against a Quebec City police officer after Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay was hit in the face with part of a tear gas canister during a protest on Thursday.

Mar 28 15:37

Spain: More than 6,600 cases of torture or ill-treatment by police since 2004

According to Amnesty International, Spain tortures. And not just a little. The practice of torture is not systematic but it is not only isolated cases either. In fact, in just the last 10 years the Committee for the Prevention of Torture has collected 6,621 complaints of ill-treatment or torture committed by the police. The figure contrasts with the low number of convictions handed down by the courts. Specifically 752, mostly for misdemeanors and not crimes. In addition, the European Court of Human Rights has condemned Spain in up to 6 cases for not sufficiently investigating these allegations and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture reprimanded the Spanish authorities for failing to investigate allegations of ill-treatment.

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Mar 28 13:49

Experts Admit Conspiracy Theorists Right About Rigged Stock Market: “The Dirty Secret Is Out”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

Are there really secret manipulations of the economy going on in the shadows of Wall Street and Washington? Do bears crap in the woods?

The NY Post’s controversial columnist John Crudele has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring that the market is rigged. And not only does everyone know it, but it is now being admitted.

The stock market is rigged.

When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.

But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.

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Mar 28 08:13

San Francisco jail inmates allegedly forced into 'gladiator-style' fights

The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate after prison guards allegedly forced inmates to engage in gladiator-style fights for “sadistic pleasure” and betting, in scenes the authorities said evoked Game of Thrones.

An inmate at the San Francisco County jail who weighed 150lb was allegedly forced to fight a 350lb inmate, under threat of being beaten up and shot with a Taser by guards, Jeff Adachi, the San Francisco County public defender, said in a press conference on Thursday.

Four sheriff’s deputies have been accused by three inmates of orchestrating vicious fights for their own amusement while encouraging them with chants.

Adachi said the deputy who reportedly orchestrated the activities was accused in 2006 of sexually assaulting inmates, in a case that was later settled out of court.

Mar 28 08:05

Government Secrecy At All-Time High

US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said:

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.

But there’s no longer much sunlight to disinfect the corruption of the government or the powers-that-be.

More and more commonly, the government prosecutes cases based upon “secret evidence” that they don’t show to the defendant … or sometimes even the judge hearing the case.

As just one example, government is “laundering” information gained through mass surveillance through other agencies, with an agreement that the agencies will “recreate” the evidence in a “parallel construction” … so the original source of the evidence is kept secret from the defendant, defense attorneys and the judge. A former top NSA official says that this is the opposite of following the Fourth Amendment, but is a “totalitarian process” which shows that we’re in a “police state”.

Mar 28 08:02

Entire Federal Martial Law Plan Exposed

Alex Jones breaks down the government’s decades-long plan to use the armed forces to desensitize Americans to a domestic military presence before eventual gun confiscation.

Covering everything from the Emergency Centers Establishment Act to gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina, Alex lays out the entire plan from A to Z.

Mar 28 07:55

Recursive Lending Analysis: ‘Money’ is an invisible mathematical trap of perpetual debt

*hyperlinks live at source*

By guest author Paul Grignon, creator of the Money as Debt Trilogy viewed by tens of millions worldwide in 24 languages, and used by Advanced Placement Economics teachers to communicate how what we use for money is created as debt (my AP Econ assignment using Paul’s movie). Paul is an independent researcher, writer, visual artist, and movie creator.

Money created as a debt-of-itself is an elusive concept.  Put simply, most of our money is bank credit, mere numbers on a computer created by a borrower promising to pay the same numbers back to a bank, on a schedule. Logically, in order for it all to be paid back, it has to all remain available to be earned by the borrowers that created it.

Mar 28 07:55

Anti-Islamists Demonstrate in Britain: Hate in Europe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Change "Muslim" to "Jew" and it could be Germany in 1940!

Mar 28 07:30

Visions of a New CISPA

The bill specifically authorizes, if not downright encourages, companies to monitor the activities of their customers. This includes e-mail and other communications data.

Mar 28 04:24

Israel says to release Palestinian tax funds

Move welcomed by the US which has been at odds with Israel over recent actions

Occupied Jerusalem: Israel said Friday it will release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax funds it has withheld from the Palestinian Authority as a punitive measure.

The United States swiftly welcomed the move, which could help disarm tensions with Washington and the international community after a polarising Israeli election campaign.

“We welcome the decision of the prime minister of Israel to release withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority,” said US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.

“This is an important step that will benefit the Palestinian people and will help stabilise the situation in the West Bank.”

(*I'm still in the 'We'll See' stage , on this one .)

Mar 27 15:48

“This is Why You Need Your Money Out of the Bank”: Freeze Outs, Glitches and Holds Increasingly Locking Customers Out of Funds

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The above image (click here) was captured from a real ATM machine not long ago, and could be seen anytime for any reason by anyone operating on the digital grid.

If you needed a better motivation to get your funds out of the bank, this is a clear sign that a digital clampdown is coming.

There are increasing examples of technology failures and stricter bank policies that are keep people from getting their money.

And they are happening all across the globe.

Ulster Bank in Ireland just made news after customers were locked out of their accounts by a glitch that disabled access to wage money:

Mar 27 15:47

3 USG justices resign after being threatened with impeachment

“No one wanted to be responsible for taking OSU Divest’s initiative off of the ballot,” she wrote in a letter she told The Lantern after the meeting that she had read to the USG General Assembly. “Many people, including those that have accused my actions of simply having a meeting to compromise a solution to a problem and suggesting action as unconstitutional, wanted to see the issue off of the ballot.”

Mar 27 15:43

Wall Street bankers float idea of 'withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest'

Bankers at big Wall Street firms “have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest” of calls to break up the institutions, according to this story from Reuters.

The news service says representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, “to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.”

Bank officials said the idea of withholding donations “was not discussed at a meeting of the four banks in Washington but it has been raised in one-on-one conversations between representatives of some of them. However, there was no agreement on coordinating any action, and each bank is making its own decision, they said.”

Mar 27 14:47

Jewish group contacted History Museum before it axed panel including Palestinian activists

A Jewish group expressed concern over a panel scheduled to include Palestinian activists before it was canceled by the Missouri History Museum, emails provided to the Business Journal show.

An event scheduled for last week at the museum was canceled after Washington University students refused to remove Palestinian activists from the event, called “Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action.”

Museum President Frances Levine told the Business Journal then that she canceled the event because it had not been planned properly by her staff, not because of the inclusion of Palestinian activists.

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Museum President Frances Levine told the Business Journal then that she canceled the event because it had not been planned properly by her staff, not because of the inclusion of Palestinian activists.

Mar 27 14:44

'Monsanto's Dream': Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress

The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo will reintroduce a bill that blocks states from requiring GMO labeling.

The legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or DARK Act, grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services sole authority to mandate GMO labeling and sets forth particular standards for any label that contains claims that GMOs were or were not used in the production of the food— hampering any attempts by the Food and Drug Administration to pass legislation on the federal level.

Further, the bill preempts any local or state requirement and thus would overturn existing laws in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine, which critics say is a direct attack on state sovereignty. The bill was originally introduced under the last Congress.

Mar 27 13:17

Koch-Funded Economist Wants “Less Democracy”

Dr. Garett Jones is wary of democracy. He is Associate Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, “the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas,” at George Mason University, you see. He wants “less democracy.” He, like so many of his academic colleagues, writes scholarly articles in prestigious economics journals, extolling the virtues of moralless, unmitigated greed and absolute plutocratic tyranny. And it just so happens that that inconvenient “democracy” thing is an “inefficient” burden on the path toward a society based on these principles.

Mar 27 12:19

3 Very Real Reason Why Lower Oil Prices Could Be The Catalyst For World War III

It is no secret that both oil super powers, Saudi Arabia and the current presidential administration of the United States would welcome the replacement of Russian President Vladimir Putin with someone more to their liking.

With Russia’s economy built almost entirely upon oil, the falling prices of oil will most certainly weaken and ultimately threaten the economic health of one of the most powerful countries on the planet.

With the economic hardships of 1998 still fresh in the minds of many Russian citizens, applying strategic pressure by releasing a glut of oil onto the world market is a move that quickly forces oil prices to drop sharply and could easily result in problems at the poll for Putin in the next election

Mar 27 11:14

Exclusive: TSA’s Secret Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists

The checklist ranges from the mind-numbingly obvious, like “appears to be in disguise,” which is worth three points, to the downright dubious, like a bobbing Adam’s apple. Many indicators, like “trembling” and “arriving late for flight,” appear to confirm allegations that the program picks out signs and emotions that are common to many people who fly.

Mar 27 11:08

US CONFIRMS INVOLVEMENT IN COORDINATING SAUDI ATTACK ON YEMEN

The White House has confirmed today that they are in contact with the Saudi Arabian government, and coordinating with them on the ongoing attack and pending invasion of Yemen. The scope of US involvement in the war is still being fleshed out, but for now, President Obama has authorized the Pentagon to provide “logistical and intelligence support” to the Saudis, according to National Security Council officials.

Mar 27 11:03

BBC Foreknowledge of 9/11 Collapse of WTC Building Seven: British Man Won Law Suit against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up

Tony Rooke, in an act of civil disobedience, refused to pay the mandatory £130 TV license fee claiming it violates Section 15 of the Terrorism Act. Rooke’s accusation was aimed at the BBC who reported the collapse of WTC 7 over 20 minutes before it actually fell, and the judge accepted Rooke’s argument. While it was not a public inquiry into 9/11, the recognition of the BBC’s actions on September 11th are considered a small victory, one that was never reported in the US.

“Today was an historic day for the 9/11 truth movement,” Peter Drew of AE911Truth UK told Digital Journal, “with over 100 members of the public attending, including numerous journalists from around the UK as well as from across other parts of Europe.”

Mar 27 10:43

Ron Paul: How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?

This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and economic sanctions is a fallacy.

The Civil War in Yemen is rapidly expanding. We have been forced to close our embassy and military base located there. It is now clear that Obama’s optimism for fighting terrorism in Yemen was misplaced. It hardly sets a standard for dealing with constant conflict and chaos throughout the Middle East.

So far the various factions that we have supported over the years have been poor choices, as usual.

Hopefully someday our government officials will wake up. The counterinsurgency doctrine that was supposed to be the answer to all our military shortcomings is a total failure.

Mar 27 10:37

Chickenpox: Mom furious after school sends son home

A Birmingham mother is furious after her sixth-grade son was sent home from class today because he's not fully vaccinated against chickenpox.

One of Michael Donovan's classmates is among three students in the district who is infected.

"I wasn't vaccinated, and I don't think it's fair that I can't go to school," Michael, 11, said after his mother, Sarah, was called to the school to pick him up.

Leaving the school, she said she was "beyond not happy," referring to a district spokeswoman's comment earlier this week that some parents were not happy with the decision to exclude unvaccinated children from schools with confirmed chickenpox cases.

Mar 27 10:36

Hillary Tells Media What Words They Can’t Use To Describe Her

Here are the forbidden words: polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, overconfident, secretive, will do anything to win, represents the past, and out of touch.

The lengths to which the totalitarian Democratic party will go in order to control others is astounding. These people are nothing but Marxist operators. What’s the difference between Hillary and Chavez or your favorite dictator? Both attempted to control other people to promote their agenda.

The real problem, however, is that the mainstream media will most likely go along with Hillary’s request. They will fear being called sexist. They will do the Clintons’ bidding. And millions of low-information voters in America will not get the full story of what this woman is like.

Mar 27 09:45

COURT ACCEPTS DOJ’S ‘STATE SECRETS’ CLAIM TO PROTECT SHADOWY NEOCONS: A NEW LOW

At the center of it is an anti-Iranian group calling itself “United Against Nuclear Iran” (UANI), which is very likely a front for some combination of the Israeli and U.S. intelligence services. When launched, NBC described its mission as waging “economic and psychological warfare” against Iran. The group was founded and is run and guided by a roster of U.S., Israeli and British neocon extremists such as Joe Lieberman, former Bush Homeland Security adviser (and current CNN “analyst”) Fran Townsend, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and former Mossad Director Meir Dagan. One of its key advisers is Olli Heinonen, who just co-authored a Washington Post Op-Ed with former Bush CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden arguing that Washington is being too soft on Tehran.

Mar 27 09:29

Turkey Devolves Into A Full Police State: Law Grants Unlimited Powers To Weaponized Police Force

While a source of much schadenfreude by its neighbors and casual onlookers, Turkey has become a glaring example of what happens to a formerly respectable nation as it devolves entirely into a banana republic with not only authoritarian overtones but a police state to boot. And earlier today, Turkey's conversion to a full blown police state was complete when, after weeks of heated debates and brawls in parliament, Turkey’s government passed a security package expanding police powers, along with an online surveillance law and a discretionary fund for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to fund covert operations.

Mar 27 08:38

JADE HELM: Troops to “Operate Undetected Amongst Civilian Population”

A key component of the controversial Jade Helm military exercise set to take part in nine U.S. states this summer will involve soldiers operating “undetected amongst civilian populations,” to see if they can infiltrate without being noticed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what is the purpose of training American soldiers to infiltrate American cities, I wonder! Maybe it's time to go back to the hair fashions of the sixties, so those military buzz cuts stand out!

Mar 27 08:28

Jade Helm 15: 10 States Now Involved with Massive US Military Exercise

Mar 27 08:24

U.S. government allows itself to copy all your old emails

As the government continues to widen its electronic surveillance in the ongoing fight against "terrorism," Americans are witnessing the slow, steady erosion of their constitutional right to privacy embodied within the Constitution's Fourth Amendment.

As reported by McClatchy Papers, the federal government now has the authority -- somehow -- to read emails that are more than six months old, and without a court-issued warrant. So, if ever there was an incentive to clear out your inbox and your trash, this is certainly it.

Mar 27 08:19

NSA and Facebook Work Together

Earlier this week the European Commission’s attorney Bernhard Schima told the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the US-EU Safe Harbor framework does not work.

The framework process supposedly protects personal data. In 2013, however, it was discovered the NSA and its British counterpart — the GCHQ, short for Government Communications Headquarters — had siphoned off data transfers by tapping directly into under sea cable networks.

In fact, according to a lawyer representing the Austrian government before the CJEU, Safe Harbor is better suited for pirates than the protection of data of EU citizens. In other words, the system was designed to be hijacked by the NSA and GCHQ.

Mar 27 08:03

IMF declares suspension of Yemen loan amid Saudi airstrikes

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced its indefinite suspension of a loan to Yemen, citing a “host of uncertainties” after Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against the country.

Mar 27 07:58

SECRET TRADE PACT WOULD ALLOW FOREIGN CORPORATIONS TO SUE U.S. FOR DAMAGING INVESTMENT “EXPECTATIONS”

A new free trade agreement being pushed by the Obama administration could allow foreign corporations to challenge American laws and regulations before international tribunals. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (pdf) (TPP), being negotiated between the U.S. and governments throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific region, includes a provision authorizing companies to sue the U.S. government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and damage their business opportunities.

Mar 27 07:23

Killed By Police 2015

Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.

Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.

Mar 27 07:13

Senator: Church attendance should be mandatory

During a gun bill debate, Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen says she supports mandating church attendance. CNN affiliate KTVK reports.

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Mar 27 03:48

Fears of martial law as special ops set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians who've been deemed HOSTILE in massive military exercise

Headlines like Freedom Outpost's 'Operation Jade Helm—military trains for martial law in American South-west' abound across the Right-leaning blogosphere and Info Wars warns that Jade Helm is simply 'an effort to test the effectiveness of infiltration techniques' on the American public. 'They're having Delta Force, Navy SEALS with the Army trained to basically take over,' Info Wars' Alex Jones said Sunday. 'Texas is listed as a hostile sector, and of course, we are...We're here defending the republic.'

Mar 26 20:05

GCSB spying reports: Brazil demands an explanation from New Zealand

Brazil has demanded an explanation from New Zealand after reports New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency the GCSB spied on its campaign to get Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo elected as Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation in 2013 - successfully.

Brazil media have reported that New Zealand's ambassador in Sao Paulo, Caroline Bilkey, was summoned by the Secretary General of Brazil's foreign ministry (MRE), Sergio Danese, to explain.

A statement issued by the ministry was translated to say Brazil's Government was surprised at the news and is determined to have the facts clarified in consideration of the friendship that has always existed between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully confirmed in statement that "MFAT officials in Brazil have discussed the matters raised in media reporting with their counterparts."

Mar 26 19:18

What's next in police state America? Why armed TSA police of course!

The NY Times reported the union that represents the TSA renewed its push for armed agents at checkpoints of the nation's airports. Using a violent attack by a machete-wielding taxi driver in New Orleans as an excuse. Another pilot allegedly crashed a plane on purpose with 150 people on board, why doesn't the TSA demand yearly psychological and polygraphs exams of pilots? Why don't they set up random DUI pre-flight checkpoints of pilots nationwide? What about tired pilots that fall asleep in the cockpit? Police state America knows pilots would strike and air transportation would come to a halt.

Mar 26 15:49

FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone... As FBI Director Warns How Encryption Will Lead To Tears

It's as if Comey has absolutely no concept of a cost-benefit analysis. All "bad people" must be stopped, even if it means destroying all of our freedoms, based on what he has to say. That's insane -- and raises serious questions about his competence to lead a government agency charged with protecting the Constitution.

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Mar 26 14:32

Bringing Gaza to Glasgow: Council spends £24 million on high tech spying kit from Israel

The UK Government and Glasgow City Council are spending £24 million trialling Israeli surveillance equipment in Glasgow.

Mar 26 14:14

‘Please, I can’t breathe:’ Unarmed black man beaten by Michigan cops in arrest video

Newly released police dashcam footage shows the violent arrest of an unarmed African-American during an alleged traffic violation in Michigan. The man claims he did nothing wrong but was put in a chokehold, beaten and Tasered repeatedly.

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Mar 26 11:08

It Furthers to have Eyes in the Front of your Head.

Every now and then I put my name in quotes, like this; “les visible” and pop it into Zio-Google. I did this today and I noticed something I had never seen before. Ordinarily the only negative commentary I run into is that put together by Dublin Mick, who... ostensibly... ostensibly went out of his way to assault me because he felt that I did not attack The Vatican aggressively enough. He didn't feel it was important enough to approach me first before he launched into his hatchet job, which included seeking out everyone he knew who disliked me for one reason or another and letting them have at me while he performed as modifier, which made him not only look good but also accomplished his real intention. It was a good example of Machiavelli being channeled to a particular end but... I digress.

Mar 26 11:01

Bankers Hate Peace: All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

As Lee Fang writes: The possibility of an Iran nuclear deal depressing weapons sales was raised by Myles Walton, an analyst from Germany’s Deutsche Bank, during a Lockheed earnings call this past January 27. Walton asked Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, if an Iran agreement could “impede what you see as progress in foreign military sales.” Financial industry analysts such as Walton use earnings calls as an opportunity to ask publicly-traded corporations like Lockheed about issues that might harm profitability.

Mar 26 09:16

Pentagon Released Top Secret Document Concerning Israel's Nuclear Program WR15-84

The 386-page top-secret memo, titled, “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations,” goes into great detail about how Israel turned into a nuclear power in the 1970s and 80s.

“As far as nuclear technology is concerned the Israelis are roughly where the U.S. was in the fission weapon field in about 1955 to 1960,” the report

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That makes every penny of the money taken from you by the US Government and given to Israel illegal under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn act. We are owed a refund!

Mar 26 09:05

PROTESTS AS SPAIN'S GAG LAW COMES INTO FORCE

The United Nations and Council of Europe have already warned Spain that legalizing the sending back of immigrants would contradict the European Court of Human Rights, which prohibits collective expulsions.?? The law, championed by the ruling Popular Party (PP) and fiercely opposed by rights groups and left-wing opposition, will be passed on Thursday, in what has been labelled "a bad day for democracy" according to Greenpeace, whose members staged a protest outside the Spanish parliament.

Mar 26 09:03

SOUTH KOREA SAYS TO SEEK MEMBERSHIP IN CHINA-BACKED AIIB

South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite Washington's misgivings.

Mar 26 08:16

Pakistan police arrest hundreds of parents refusing to vaccinate kids with deadly vaccine causing paralysis epidemic

Reportedly, Pakistan inadvertently wasted $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF because of improper storage. Trying not to further waste supplies, authorities are now resorting to force, hunting down anyone who refuses the drugs.

"There is no leniency" if parents refuse the vaccinations, says the deputy police commissioner for Peshawar, Riaz Khan Mahsud. Pakistani officials are tracking down between 13,000 and 16,000 parents who refuse to vaccinate. Many of the helpless, choiceless Pakistanis are persuaded to comply after spending a "few days behind bars."

Mar 26 07:37

Car Shot With Taser by Border Agents Bursts Into Flames: “Just How Much is the Public Going to Take?”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

Dashcam video shows several Border Patrol agents descending on a vehicle at night, with one agent breaking through the passenger window and firing a taser at the driver, causing the vehicle to burst into flames.

The driver, Alex Martin, was killed in the ensuing explosion from the March 2012 incident, prompting a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family against the federal government blaming the weapon once considered “non-lethal” for igniting the fatal fire.

According to the lawsuit, the border agents refused to help save the driver, who was burned, despite having fire extinguishers in their vehicles.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 26 07:34

Senate passes controversial metadata laws

Australians will have two years of their metadata stored by phone and internet providers after the Abbott government's controversial data retention laws passed parliament.

But it's still unclear how much will be added to internet users' monthly bills.

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Mar 26 06:01

OIL SURGES, GOLD AND SILVER SPIKE AS SAUDI ARABIA BOMBS YEMEN

Geopolitical tensions escalated dramatically over night as Saudi Arabia launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen. The Saudis claim the action is to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the U.S. backed Yemeni president had taken refuge. Oil surged and gold rose nearly 2% following a sharp drop in stocks on Wall Street globally in response to the bombing in Yemen.

Mar 26 03:16

Amnesty Accuses Palestinian Groups of War Crimes

Amnesty International says Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by firing rockets and other crudely built, indiscriminate projectiles into Israel during last year's conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian groups "displayed a flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law and for the consequences of their violations on civilians in both Israel and the Gaza Strip," Amnesty said in a report Thursday

(*Netanyahu must have been the single largest Amnesty International donor in 2014 ?)

Mar 26 02:32

Heinz And Kraft To Marry

It was just announced that puppet master Warren Buffett connected some of his favorite companies to create the third-largest North American food company by merging H.J. Heinz Company, Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in a $46 billion deal.

Mega-mergers are not new in the highly competitive world of consumer packaged goods. Consumers are exceedingly price sensitive. The success rate of new products is very low, resulting in little opportunity for organic growth

Mar 25 16:06

9 Surprising Industries Profiting Handsomely from America's Insane Prison System

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

It's no coincidence that the United States now imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world: mass incarceration has become a giant industry in the U.S., resulting in huge profits not only for private prison companies, but also, for everything from food companies and telecoms to all the businesses that are using prison labor to cut their manufacturing costs....

Mar 25 15:35

Canada police attack students at anti-austerity rally

Police have attacked thousands of student demonstrators protesting against education cuts in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Mar 25 15:32

Republican Jason Villalba Wants Teachers to Diagnose Mental Health, Force Students to Undergo Psychological Screening

Dallas Republican State Representative Jason Villalba continues his Orwellian ways, after his bill to do away with conscientious and religious exemptions to vaccinate school children with HB 2006, he comes out with House Bill 985. This proposed bill gives teachers and other school officials the power to diagnose a student as having mental health issues and enacting a 30 day warning to the parents to seek psychological screenings within that time frame.

Mar 25 14:56

CISA Isn't Cybersecurity, It's Cyber-Surveillance

Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA) by a 14–1 vote. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) stood alone against the bill, saying in a statement March 13 that it "does not include adequate privacy protections" and is simply another "surveillance bill by another name."

Mar 25 13:44

Bizarre Federal Ultimatum Could Land Innocent Woman Behind Bars

Doreen Hendrickson is a mild-mannered and demure mother of two. She seems more like someone you would see at a church picnic rather than in a jail house.

Thanks to the dirty tricks and heavy hands of the authoritarian federal government, she may be incarcerated very soon. Denied her basic rights in the court of law, Doreen Hendrickson was convicted of contempt of court on July 25, 2014.

Her tale is certainly unusual.

Doreen Hendrickson, along with her husband Pete, are libertarian activists who file tax returns in an unconventional way and encourage others to do the same. Because of this, Doreen was charged by the federal government with defying two court orders.

Mar 25 13:19

America Is No Longer A Republic Or A Democracy

Last week was bad for the dollar, but good for US stocks. On Friday, the greenback capped its worst five days of trading in four years. The Dow rose another 168 points – or nearly 1%.

This took place after Madame Yellen, proprietress of the House of the Rising Stock Market, said she would neither be patient nor impatient about raising rates.

Investors drew the obvious conclusion: She has no idea what she is doing. Until she finds a clue, or is startled out of her paralysis by events, it is business as usual.

The piano player will keep his head down. The bartender will keep the liquor flowing. The cardsharps will keep pulling aces out of their sleeves. And the girls upstairs will continue plying their trade.

Mar 25 13:19

Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking

Tech giant Apple is not coy about it. They want you to get used to real-time tracking. That’s why they are changing Find My Friends to Track My Friends.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You might want to take a look at those privacy cases in the ad on this page!

Mar 25 12:34

France Enacts Strict Crackdown on Cash Payments Because Charlie Hebdo Attackers Used Cash

Following reports that the terrorists behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks purchased some of their equipment with cash, France has enacted a strict crackdown on the use of cash by citizens and foreign travelers, including bans on cash payments over certain amounts.

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