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Jan 27 08:27

Kushner's (AKA Trump) Syrian Safe Zone A Spit At Russia and Assad - Morris

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Any US sponsored safe zones will be recruiting places for mercenaries to destabilise the Middle East and increase the sectarianism.

Jan 26 20:39

Everything ‘Conservatives’ value were once ‘Liberal/Progressive’ ideas: 3 synergistic partnerships for near-immediate peace, prosperity, unity in diversity

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conservative: 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc.

progressive: 1. advocating improvement or reform.

synergy: 1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual contributions.

Conservatives and Progressives only and always co-exist, need each other to persist, and can greatly benefit to optimize their inherent partnership rather than criticize a connected part of themselves.

Progressives experiment, with most failing at least in part. Successful experiments that are broadly adapted into policy become “conserved.” Therefore, conservatives protect progress, and progressives create conservative values.

3 synergistic partnerships to unite Conservatives and Progressives: peace, prosperity, unity in diversity

1. Peace

Truly progress on a global scale, and conserved in all successful communities, peace is worth all our attention.

Jan 26 17:29

Free cash machine threat: Banks accused of forcing 'cashless society' as MPs threaten investigation

Banks are attempting to push people into a cashless society, the ATM industry has claimed, as it warned that rural areas will be worst hit by an attack on free cash points.

Yesterday crisis talks between cash machine providers and banks, at least one of which wants to reduce the fees they pay for standalone cash points, failed to reach a resolution.

Unless an agreement is made around half of the free standalone cash points which make up LINK, the UK's network of ATMs, could disappear.

Millions of people living in rural areas could lose the ability to access bank notes and coins on a day-to-day basis, making them more reliant on "cashless" payments like bank cards, smartphones and online transactions.

Jan 26 15:59

Rand Paul To Trump: No, Torture Doesn't Work

Senator Rand Paul Discusses President Trump's Torture Talks: It's 'Against the Law and I Hope It Will Remain Against the Law.' Also, a look at some of Trump's statements on torture from the 2016 campaign.

Jan 26 10:18

Infowars’ Alex Jones says he’s been threatened with death by the ‘Deep State’

The Deep State is working to subvert President Donald J. Trump and his agenda to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington D.C.—which will necessitate the neutering of the Deep State itself—brave journalists and political operatives who have been standing up to the tyranny are increasingly finding themselves targets.

In recent days, in a video posted to his Infowars.com web site, Alex Jones detailed death threats that he has received from the dark recesses of shadow government, even as former Trump operative and confident Roger Stone said he was targeted for assassination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You get used to it after a while.

Jan 26 08:06

‘Trump didn’t consult Moscow on Syria safe zone plan, should consider all consequences’ – Kremlin

First Trump says he wont take sanctions off Russia unless they give up some nukes. The Russians consider those sanctions unjustified and onerous and now this. Anything good this guy might do will be destroyed by war with Russia.
The Donald is going south and fast!

Moscow has reacted to Donald Trump’s plans on establishing ‘safe zones’ for Syrian refugees, with the Kremlin spokesman saying the question had not been raised with Russia, while also suggesting the US should consider the possible consequences of such a move.
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Islamic State, Syria unrest

“Our American partners did not consult with Russia [regarding the ‘safe zones’]. It is their sovereign decision,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

He noted the importance of considering all the possible outcomes of taking such a step.

Jan 26 06:18

DRAFT ORDER FOR RE-OPENING CIA ‘BLACK SITE’ PRISONS WOULD MARK RETURN TO DARK ERA

When the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held its confirmation hearing for CIA director Mike Pompeo, not a single senator asked a question about whether President Donald Trump planned to re-open the CIA’s detention network of “black site” prisons. But now, a drafted executive order has reignited concern over whether Trump will restore facilities and reinstate policies, which involved the routine and systematic violation of human rights.

Webmaster addition: The White House is claiming that the report of this draft by the New York Slimes and Washington Compost is fake, and no such draft has been written by the administration.

Jan 25 10:09

Germany Unleashes New 'Ministry Of Truth'

It seems that all ideas suspected of being "populist" - or simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites - will now be banned in Germany. As in communist dictatorships, the more obvious the failings of the government, the more aggressively the establishment attacks those who speak out about them.

Jan 25 10:05

Google Permanently Bans 200 "Fake News" Sites

Google has not disclosed the list of 200 sites it had permanently banned.

Jan 24 20:26

Flashback: The People Have Spoken? We Don't Give A Damn - The David Icke Videocast/Podcast Trailer

An excellent overview of the Brexit court case.

Jan 24 14:57

The CIA Runs the MSM

In every major newsroom in America, major meaning like the biggies like CNN not your local weather channel – there’s a paid CIA/NSA employee sitting near the editor keeping an eye on the content. They send out daily ‘talking points’ to journalists to include certain ‘keywords’ in their speech. This was used during the election in full force.

Jan 24 11:57

Times Of Israel Removes Elad Nehorai’s Article “Jews DO Control The Media”

Soon after the article began to receive the scrutiny of readers outside of its intended audience, an editorial decision was made to obscure Nehorai’s name and replace it with the anonymous, and rather generic Jewish name of “Manny Friedman.” Although it is not entirely clear as to why the name of the article’s author was changed, a reasonable assumption could be Nehorai’s connection to the Chabad Lubavitch, a supremacist, Jewish order and religious cult with a global penetration.

Although the original article was removed, you can still find it on the Internet Archive. The original screenshot looked like this:

Jan 24 11:36

David Icke and the meaning of Jewish power.

Jewish power is the power to suppress discussion on Jewish power.

Seemingly this power is waning these days.

Jan 24 11:14

Two journalists covering inauguration protests face felony riot charges

Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 fine

Jan 24 09:41

IN PHOTOS ~~ FREEDOM DENIED TO STUDENTS AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

This month, Fordham University, my alma mater, denied students on campus the chance to form a student group to support Palestinian rights.

We thought we’d go through the same application process as any other student group. Instead, we were subject to a protracted 13-month review process.

We were eventually approved by the student government and started preparing for our inaugural event — only to learn that Dean of Students Keith Eldredge implemented a rarely used veto power to ban the group from campus

Jan 24 08:41

Psychologists say they can inoculate people against fake news

It's all about how you present the facts, researchers say: start by lying a little

Jan 24 08:38

Dem legislator in California introduces bill requiring all schools to teach that Russia interfered in 2016 election

Bill would require teaching of California students about Russian interference

Jan 24 08:19

German Government 'Has a Problem With Critically-Minded Citizens'

Following the meeting of leaders of the European Parliament's faction "Europe and Freedom Nations" (ENF) in Koblenz, Petry told journalists that the German government can't deal with people who have an alternative opinion.

According to Petri, people whose opinion differs from that of the majority are "immediately labeled as anti-democratic."

Jan 23 16:03

Desperate EU says UK can't NEGOTIATE deal with Trump as it PANICS ahead of May meeting

BRITAIN cannot start formal trade negotiations with Donald Trump until after the country has left the European Union, Brussels mandarins have warned.

Jan 23 16:01

Chief Remoaner says Brexit is NOT 'the will of the people' and suggests 'direct action'

A C GRAYLING believes leaving the EU is not the will of the British people as he underlined the need for direct action if certain conditions are not met.

Speaking on Sky News, the Master of the New College of the Humanities in London and a staunch Remainer, reiterated his view last year's June referendum was merely advisory and there was “no mandate” for the UK to leave the EU without Parliament discussing it openly first.

Jan 23 09:33

How We Got Here

America is in trouble because Americans got lazy. Not so much physically but morally. They began to care more about some passing thing than about the things that truly matter; the things that made America unlike other places.

Better than other places.

Things like principles; the plain meaning of words. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments, especially. Which were (past tense deliberate) laws written to articulate and protect principles that matter.

Jan 23 08:48

MARK ZUCKERBERG SUES HUNDREDS OF HAWAII FAMILIES TO FORCE THEM TO SELL THEIR LAND

Suit an attempt to make his 700-acre beachfront estate more private, according to reports. Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly suing Hawaiian families who have ancestral rights to land within his $100 million (£81.2 million) property in a bid to force them to sell their plots.

The Facebook founder has launched the legal action in an attempt to make his 700-acre beachfront estate on the Island of Kauai more private.

Under legislation dating back to 1850 known as the Kuleana Act, almost a dozen native families currently have the right to live on small sections of land within the billionaire's property on the island, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Jan 23 08:42

FACIAL RECOGNITION TO REPLACE PASSPORTS IN SECURITY OVERHAUL AT AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS

A radical overhaul of security at Australia’s international airports is the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90% of air traveller processing by 2020. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will start moving towards a “contactless” system for arrivals this year, Fairfax reported on Sunday – the most ambitious stage of the Seamless Traveller initiative announced in 2015.

Jan 23 08:41

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Trump IRS Will Collect 100'$ of Million$$$ In Tax Revenue From Tax Evaders

The Senate hearings on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are very revealing. Mnuchin, who previously worked for Goldman Sachs, says he's concerned and "particularly surprised that the IRS headcount has gone down quite dramatically, almost 30% over the last number of years" amd vows to remedy that problem. In the second video, Munchin says he wants private IRS debt collectors to be more effective. "We can collect tens of millions, or hundreds of millions of dollars, for the American public...particularly in an environment where we are looking for money for so many programs, this to me, seems like a very obvious thing to do." He continues "the majority of Americans voluntarily file their tax returns honestly. But we are all aware that there is tax fraud, and there is tax evasion, and we need to be diligent.

Jan 23 08:36

AGAIN? STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT CONSTITUTION

The lawsuit names trustees Steve Claywell, Jill Booth, Matthew Davis, Reba Harrington, Jonathan Byrd, Jule Camp Seifke and Patrick O’Donnell, and members of the management staff.

“The policy is unconstitutional for that reason, and also because it grants college officials too much discretion to restrict the content and viewpoint of student speech if it does not ‘support the mission of Kellogg Community College (KCC) or the mission of a recognized college entity or activity,” ADF said.

Jan 23 08:33

'You CAN'T leave!' EU threatens France and Italy with MAMMOTH bill if they quit the euro

BRUSSELS has threatened Italy with an almost certainly unpayable bill if the country's citizens take the democratic decision to quit the troubled euro.

EU chiefs said countries looking to axe the unpopular single currency will have to pay back all their debts in one go before they can leave, making such a move massively unaffordable.

The pronouncement comes after prominent politicians in a number of member states including Italy, France, Greece and the Netherlands have all made noises about ditching the euro.

Jan 23 08:30

Ron Paul Questioned About 'Likudnik Operatives' and 9/11 'High Treason' Against The U.S.

In this classic 2012 clip, Jeremy Roth-Kushell, a longtime activist who has famously confronted many politicians over the years, had a chance to question Congressman Ron Paul live on C-SPAN during his 2012 Presidential run. Jeremy began with some compliments and accolades to Paul and then continued, "As we know, every single war that is started by the United States of America is done through fraudulent and deceptive initiating events. (Ron Paul nods in agreement.) And so this era, it was September 11th. And you took an oath to honor the constitution that includes against domestic enemies. And under article 3 section 3 of the constitution, it's clear that the fraudulent nature of the September 11th attacks are treason, and it goes to the bowels of our National Security complex and to the likudnik operatives who have infested many of the high positions in the Pentagon and that would include people like Michael Chertoff..." At 5hat point the C-SPAN anchor cuts him off and asks Dr.

Jan 23 08:10

It's begun: America's Maidan rears its head - Ruslan Ostashko

When I put forth the thesis in the Russian info-sphere that the US is turning into a bigger Ukraine, at first many thought that this was a funny political joke. But what is happening in Washington and other American - and some European - cities these days shows that this is not a joke, but the harsh reality we are living in. If we attentively and impartially look at how skillfully Donald Trump’s administration is being shaken, then it is easy to see that the same techniques are being used against him that were worked out on the squares in Kiev, Cairo, Hong Kong, and Moscow. If we delve further into the details, then we can say for certain that an American Maidan is being prepared not only with the same patterns as the bloody color revolutions in other countries, but with the same sponsors.

Jan 23 00:32

Sidestepping the Military Leviathan: Make Money, Not War

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:

The United States cannot compete commercially with a developed Asia, or China.

America has nowhere to go. It is a fully developed economy that cannot grow rapidly if it grows at all. America is also a country of only medium size with a white and Asian population of a bit more than two hundred million who do all the brain work. It has a decaying system of education, declining living standards, and an economy crippled by huge military expenditures.

By contrast China has a billion Han Chinese, intelligent government, a great deal of room to grow and high rates of doing so. The combined land mass, population, and economic potential of Asia are staggering. In differing degrees, Asian nations are growing.

Jan 22 10:16

A New Era of Mass Surveillance is Emerging Across Europe

The world was a different place when, in October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the “Safe Harbour” data-sharing agreement that allowed the transfer of European citizens’ data to the US. The Court’s decision concluded that the indiscriminate nature of the surveillance programs carried out by U.S. intelligence agencies, exposed two years earlier by NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, had made it impossible to ensure that the personal data of E.U. citizens would be adequately protected when shared with American companies. The ruling thus served to further solidify the long-standing conventional wisdom that Continental Europe is better at protecting privacy than America.

Jan 22 09:52

TRUMP HAS OPPORTUNITY TO END OBAMA/CLINTON WEAPONS SALES TO ANTI-WOMAN TYRANTS

I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, the Clinton state department organized the biggest weapons sale in US history. The sale was to strongman Abdullah Abdullaziz, who had women executed as punishment for being raped. The Kerry state department followed the deal with a sale of almost a billion dollars worth of illegal cluster bombs to the dictator. Obama approved both deals.

Bloomberg reports Clinton’s weapons sales to woman-oppressing dictators increased dramatically after the tyrants ‘donated’ to what Harper’s magazine calls the Clintons’ ‘slush fund’, the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a splendid idea; stop selling weapons to countries which oppress women, brilliant!

Unfortunately, however, these marches are really not about "women's issues" they are a pitiful attempt to delegitimize Trump by any means necessary.

And again, does anyone in their right mind, believe that Melania Trump would have married the guy, if she thought he was "anti-woman"?!?

Jan 22 09:47

EX-WSJ REPORTER FINDS GEORGE SOROS HAS TIES TO MORE THAN 50 "PARTNERS" OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH

Former WSJ reporter Asra Nomani asks in the NYT's "Women In the World" section what is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Her answer: "as it turns out, it’s quite significant."

UnitedWomen.org, another partner, features videos with the hashtags #ImWithHer, #DemsInPhily and #ThanksObama. Following the money, I poured through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the “Women’s March”?

I found out: plenty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised by this?!?!?

This march is NOT about "women's' issues; it is sticking the proverbial finger at Donald Trump, and attempting to characterise him as anti-woman.

And this label "misogynist" being placed against him?!?

Let's get real here!!

His wife, Melania, could have had any guy she wanted, as bright and drop-dead gorgeous as she is.

So a little logic here; as a sharp entrepreneur, who, BTW, speaks 5 languages fluently, would she have married Trump if she thought for one millisecond, that he was a misogynist?!?

I think we all know what the short answer here is; a definitive "HELL, NO!!"

Jan 22 09:29

Pepe Escobar: Here's How The Trump Presidency Will Play Out

The Trump era starts now – with geopolitics and geoeconomics set for a series of imminent, unpredictable cliffhangers. I have argued that Trump’s foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger’s strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran – is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran. In fact that’s how it’s already playing out – as in the outbursts of selected members of Trump’s cabinet during their US Senate hearings. Factions of US Think Tankland, referring to Nixon’s China policy, which was designed by Kissinger, are also excited with the possibilities of containment regarding at least one of those powers “potentially arrayed against America”.

Jan 22 08:39

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into supporting Israel’s Orwellian illegal War of Aggression on Gaza. Trump initiates War Criminal career funding/cheering Palestinian genocide, war-mongering on Iran (9 of 15)

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President Trump lies about Iran's "nuclear program," Israel's genocide

Read here for facts on Iran's verified compliance with all treaty-required safeguards for lawful use of nuclear energy. Current US funding for Israel's lie-started and Orwellian-illegal War of Aggression on Gaza is ~$10 million each and every day. Trump on Iran and Israel for five minutes:

Israel’s War of Aggression on Gaza:

It’s worth ten minutes of reading to distinguish game-changing facts from constant media and “official” spin lying to justify unlawful War of Aggression by Israel on Gaza. Given the public’s general confusion, the following alternative media reporting is crucial to understand because it contrasts the lack of reporting from corporate media and US political “leadership.” This is a central cause of US political collapse because Americans have crippled capacity to access the most important and comprehensive facts:

Jan 21 13:23

Who Owns The Federal Reserve Full by Brother Nathanael

Who Owns The Federal Reserve Full by Brother Nathanael

Jan 21 12:05

Top 10 Ways Lawless Obama Violated The Constitution

In the last few days the mainstream media, as well as Barack Obama himself, have been pushing the idea that his administration, whatever its other failings, was “scandal-free.” In reality, the Obama administration was the most lawless in history.

Jan 21 09:46

How tragic-comic has your life been under .01% US rogue state empire? With intent for humanity’s breakthrough into freedom, here’s mine

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It could be worse; much, and that evokes my relative gratitude.

On the bright side, perhaps we’ll have the breakthrough into Truth and Love we all work for. I’m confident that none of my colleagues have any grasp on reality that excludes this desirable outcome.

But with appropriate dismissal of false hope to predict beyond what we can see, by any objective measure Earth’s environment for human self-expression of virtue is the inverse of what we’re told by “leaders.” Humans attempt to “live” under these tragic-comic conditions:

The US isn’t a limited government under the best constitution constructed, but a devolved rogue state empire chief among “developed” and “former colonial” powers annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. I state this objective factual claim as a professional educator, and among colleagues with zero known evidence of anyone refuting this Emperor’s New Clothes reality.

Jan 21 09:02

Rothschild Family Wealth is Five Times that of World’s Top 8 Billionaires Combined

Oxfam’s assertion is that world economies are mismanaged in favor of the wealthy, which is largely true, however, the report failed to hit the mark on this serious issue by not acknowledging the greatest problem with the world’s economy, which is the global central banking model of privately owned debt-based fiat currencies.

The current banking model is the product of hundreds of years of planned development, structuring, manipulation, force and trickery which began in earnest with Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who first established banking and finance houses in Germany in the 18th century.

Jan 21 06:50

Trump and Israel

Trump started off his campaign signaling he would be “neutral” on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, but he has shifted considerably in recent weeks toward the views of the staunchest Zionists. This has included tapping a man considered to be to the right of conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as U.S. ambassador to Israel, choosing another pro-settlement Republican as his international business adviser, welcoming the heretofore marginalized Israeli ambassador into the bosom of his inner circle in Washington, and, just recently, appointing his son-in-law, who is reportedly behind bringing all these players into the fold, as a senior adviser.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fundamental reality here is that the government of Israel has never seen a two-state solution satisfactory to either its territorial, or geopolitical, ambitions.

So what we are seeing now is a brisk Israeli expropriation of lands in the East Bank and West Jerusalem, and the way these settlements have been placed has made it impossible for there to be a contiguous Palestinian state.

The proposal of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will inflame tensions immeasurably, and demonstrate to all the other countries in the region, that the US government cannot ever be considered an "honest broker" of peace in the region again.

I would like to sincerely hope that this is not President Trump's intention.

But it appears that Netanyahu is counting on this move, as evidenced by this story in haaretz.com:

Netanyahu briefed about potential violent scenarios if the US government moves its embassy to Jerusalem

Jan 21 06:32

Russia Signs Deal for Syria Bases; Turkey Appears to Accept Assad

Russia signed a long-term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway.

The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal in Russian assistance to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in fighting an array of insurgents. It ensures Russia’s ability to deploy forces in Syria for the next half-century and perhaps beyond.

News of the agreement came as Mr. Assad received what appeared to be another positive development: A Turkish official suggested publicly for the first time that Turkey would accept a peace deal in Syria’s six-year-old war that would allow Mr. Assad to stay in power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like a very positive development toward a peaceful resolution of the military conflict in Syria; but please note the timing.

It happened right at the moment Obama left office, and Trump became President.

Everything Obama did to regime change Damascus was an utter, epic fail, which cost heavens knows how many Syrian lives in the process.

Jan 21 06:26

Theresa May won’t last & Donald Trump’s a ‘would-be dictator,’ says George Soros

British Prime Minister Theresa May won’t last long in office and US President-elect Donald Trump is little more than a “would-be dictator,” according to billionaire George Soros.
Speaking on Thursday at the Davos Economic Forum ahead of Trump’s inauguration, the investor and philanthropist told the audience of businesspeople and journalists that May would likely not survive the Brexit process, which he predicted, once fulfilled, could see the UK simply rejoin again anyway.

“In my opinion it is unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power. Already she has a very divided cabinet, a very small majority in Parliament. And I think she will not last,” Soros said.

Clinton backer Soros lost $1bn in stock market surge post-Trump win – report

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A little personal background on churlish, childish, petulant George Soros, whose financial ox got gored, once President Trump won the election.

Did George Soros betray his brother and sister Jews in Hungary during World War II?!?

I find it both ironic, and hypocritical that, given his past, damning personal history, that he would have the nerve to label President Trump an "impostor and con man."

Jan 20 11:45

Violent Scenes From Washington D.C. As America's Snowflakes Riot

Last night we noted that anti-Trump protesters had their first confrontation with police as American's violent, disaffected youth threw eggs at guests and set fires outside of Trump International Hotel as people attempted to make their way to the new administration's "Deploraball." But with the inauguration now over, protesters are showing no signs of slowing down as chaotic scenes of rioters destroying private property are flooding twitter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the new face of the Democratic party; unhinged, churlish, and prone to mayhem and destruction when it does not get its way.

Hey, Donna Brazile, how about it?!?

And I have to ask senior Democrats; is this the way you really want the Democrat Party to be seen, as represented by these kinds of people?!?

Jan 20 11:16

Cartoon Villain George Soros Calls His Arch-Enemy President Trump “an imposter”

Aging evil billionaire George Soros sure is mad that his very expensive Hillary Clinton puppet didn’t win the presidency, and that Trump is about to be sworn in despite all of his efforts to prevent it. Soros is like a cartoon villain come to life. He could actually be that creepy character from Pinky and the Brain, plotting to take over the world. He can’t stop insulting President Trump.

Right now, he can’t stop insulting his new arch-enemy, President Trump.

The ever-repugnant Soros was speaking at a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – you know, the little get-together where billionaires get together to “solve the problems” of the middle class.

Heres what he said of President Trump.

Jan 20 11:01

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

The U.S. intervened in Libya in 2011 in the name of the “responsibility to protect.” No one even tried to pretend that U.S. interests were at stake in the Libyan war, and yet Obama committed the U.S. to an avoidable war anyway. The U.S. started ISIS bombing targets in Iraq and then in Syria. ISIS didn’t pose a threat to the U.S. then and still doesn’t, but Obama ordered a bombing campaign against them all the same. The U.S. wasn’t threatened by the Houthis in Yemen, but Obama has backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen in order to “reassure” Riyadh even though it is making the region more unstable and it is making America more enemies than we had before. The direct costs to the U.S. of all these bad decisions have so far been limited, but they are all costs that the U.S. didn’t need to pay for wars that we shouldn’t have been fighting. This is why I have difficulty crediting Obama as a “reluctant” hawk when someone genuinely reluctant to resort to force would not have involved the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Larson is wrong about there being no interest by the US government in toppling Qaddafi, because that reason was economic, and had nothing to do with protecting the Libyan people whatsoever.

As reported in theecologist.com in March of last year:

Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton's private email server in late December 2015, about a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the attorney who defended her husband in the Monica Lewinsky case. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part: "Qaddafi's government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver ... This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA)."

The US government couldn't allow that kind of competition to either the US dollar or the Euro; that was why Qaddafi had to be assassinated, to eliminate the economic threat from the gold-backed dinar.

But he is generally correct about "humanitarian intervention" simply being a ploy for the US military to go in, and expropriate resources to which the US government, and its corporate minions, have absolutely no moral right; make sure that those countries are only controlled by US-centric governments, and those resources only sold in US dollars.

Jan 20 10:30

Will Tangled Web of Corruption Finally Dethrone ‘King Bibi’ Netanyahu?

Almost every night on television and every day in newspapers since Jan. 2, purported leaks have appeared describing what the media say are details of the investigation.

Prosecutors have confirmed almost none of what has emerged, only that Netanyahu has been questioned and that one of the cases relates to gifts he received from businessmen. Reuters was unable to independently confirm the specifics of the activities under investigation.

The leaks, though, have fueled opposition calls for him to go, and separate opinion polls conducted on behalf of the Jerusalem Post, the Walla news website, the Globes business newspaper and Channel 2 all show his party’s popularity is slipping. Netanyahu has said the media is out to get him and he has no intention of stepping down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's "leadership" has made Israel a pariah state, relative to his government's treatment of the entire Palestinian issue; it is time for the Israeli people to hold a snap election, and overturn the bitter legacy of his terms in office as Prime Minister.

I wish I could actually see that coming here; unfortunately, I don't, because of the widely held belief in "Eretz Israel" - an Israel running from the Nile to the Euphrates, which doesn't include at all its original Palestinian population.

Jan 20 09:57

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS IN FIVE STATES PROPOSE BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE PEACEFUL PROTEST

ON SATURDAY, THE Women’s March on Washington will kick off what opponents of the incoming administration hope will be a new era of demonstrations against the Republican agenda. But in some states, nonviolent demonstrating may soon carry increased legal risks — including punishing fines and significant prison terms — for people who participate in protests involving civil disobedience. Over the past few weeks, Republican legislators across the country have quietly introduced a number of proposals to criminalize and discourage peaceful protest.

The proposals, which strengthen or supplement existing laws addressing the blocking or obstructing of traffic, come in response to a string of high-profile highway closures and other actions led by Black Lives Matter activists and opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Republicans reasonably expect an invigorated protest movement during the Trump years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To those state legislators who believe that such legislation is a "good idea", I would like to politely remind you that the right to peaceful assembly to peacefully protest resides in the DNA of what it means to be a Citizen of the United States of America, and can readily be found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Such legislation, if passed, will be challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court, where it will be well, thoroughly, and mercifully, rubbished.

Jan 20 09:51

Obama’s Drone Report Omits Civilians Slain in Iraq, Afghanistan

The Obama Administration has made a habit of dramatically underreporting civilian deaths in its assorted military operations around the world, but took things to a whole new level in what will presumably be their last such document, claiming only one civilian killed all year in US drone strikes “worldwide.”

The report, which Obama requires by executive order, nominally for the sake of transparency, claims a massive decrease from the number of civilians killed the year prior in drone strikes, and managed to achieve this by deliberately excluding the overwhelming majority of the US drone strikes carried out in 2016 from the report’s definition of “worldwide.” Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are not counted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Typical: I am completely unsurprised by this.

Jan 20 09:47

New CIA Docs Offer Torture Details, Show Internal Debate

Despite intense efforts to keep most of the details of their use of torture secret over recent years, the CIA’s most recent release of documents included several which shed new light on the practice of torture, as well as underscoring an intense internal debate within the agency about the policy.

Among these were cables about the torture of Abu Zubaydah, revealing he was waterboarded 83 different times in a single month, and kept in a small box to small for him to sit up in for hours on end to induce pain. It also revealed there was a formal policy of smacking him repeatedly head-first into walls, with torturers admonished to put a rolled up towel behind his neck to prevent permanent neck injuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; this is what your government did in your name, and with your tax dollars; don't you feel proud?!?

And particularly in light of the following:

US report on 'enhanced interrogation' concludes: torture doesn't work

Apparently, no one in Bush's administration even wanted to consider the
incredible successes of World War II's German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who only used kindness and communication as his tools for extracting information.

The Friendliest Interrogator Of World War II Was A German

In fact, this man's humaneness was so revered by the American government, that at the end of the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military.

What he did worked, and worked without harming anyone; what the US government did, or had done, didn't work, and was thoroughly morally repugnant to anyone with a sense of conscience.

People who torture, and love it, are mentally ill vermin who "get off" on the process, because they know that there wil be no repercussions for their actions.

But for that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney to have signed off on the use of torture, at the highest level of this government...does make me wonder about the state of their minds, and souls (if they have any).

And please consider this; when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, that demonstrates to the rest of the world that it does not honor human rights in the least, nor follows the dictates of Constitution; the Bill of Rights; or the Geneva Conventions.

And also, when the US government tortures, it gives other countries around the world which don't particularly care for the US government carte blanche to torture American civilians and our military.

Please chew on that for awhile, if you have family or friends in our military.

Jan 20 09:21

In Last Farewell, Russia Slams Obama Whose "Dumb" Actions "Claimed Tens Of Thousands Of Lives"

In a scathing Facebook post, Russia's former president and current Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev (who less than five years ago was assured by Obama that "he would have more flexibility") gave his final assessment of US-Russia relations during the Obama administration, and lashed out at the outgoing US president, accusing him of destroying relations "between the United States and Russia, which are at their lowest point in decades" and predicting that "this is its key foreign policy mistake which will be remembered by history."

Medvedev was relentless, saying “US-Russia relations completely fell apart by the end of the second term of the Obama administration,” which has shown itself to be “short-sighted on such an important and complex issue as relations with Russia."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Medvedev is, unfortunately, entirely correct in his assessment here; our Nobel Peace Prize winning President has been the consistent Warmonger-In-Chief from day 1, and the US government's doubling down on Afghanistan; Syria; Iraq; Somalia; Yemen; and Libya has cost thousands of lives.

Jan 20 09:07

25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day

Luster is one of 25,000 people, according to event organizers, who flooded the streets surrounding Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park during the “We Stand United” rally on the eve of Trump’s inauguration.

Filmmaker Michael Moore and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the massive anti-Trump demonstration. Other high-profile figures, including actors Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Cher, joined throngs of individuals and families of all ages and ethnicities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peaceful protesting is written in to the DNA of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and I completely support the rights of all these people to do this, and God bless all of you for keeping it peaceful.

But I think that until, and unless, the DNC does a massive post-mortem on the critical, and numerous reasons as to why their candidate failed to win the Presidency, all these demonstrations will be for naught.

The DNC machine stole the nomination from Sanders, who could have actually won against Trump; the candidate they selected was pathologically incapable of connecting with ordinary people, and had more baggage than Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot.

And it didn't help matters that she is a warhawk, and perpetual military-industrial complex cheer-leader, who never appeared to consider resolutions to the US's geopolitical problems that didn't involve some kind of pro-active US military response.

And to the artists represented here, like Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Cher, please understand; I hold you in the highest regard for your artistic integrity.

You all have voices which can be used to advocate for the changes you want to see happen in this country, and I encourage you to continue to do this.
The USA needs to be a country for ALL of its people, and on that we can agree, whole-heartedly.

And finally, 25,000 people are claimed to have attended this protest?!?

REALLY?!?

Take a good, hard look at the group shots, and see how tightly they are cropped.

Were there really 25,000 at this rally, the camera operator would not have been at all shy about shooting the crowd wide.

Jan 20 08:18

TWISTED: Why the truth is vilified (and lies are celebrated)

Jan 20 07:33

Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Invites Bush-Cheney Insider To Serve As Key Advisor In Trump White House

Neil Patel served as Dick Cheney's right hand man and even represented Cheney at meetings during Bush's reign. Patel is set to help Kushner, who has become a key Trump advisor, on the Middle east conflict. Here is a photo of Patel with Cheney from The U.S. National Archives, and also a photo of Patel with Karl Rove going way back to 2003. Trump often describes Kushner as 'very smart,' but the director of Harvard's college preparatory program at the time described Kushner's admission as "an unusual choice for Harvard to make" given that he was "not anywhere near the top of his class." Kushner's felon daddy donated $2.5 million dollars to Harvard prior to Kushner's admission. Last summer at a Town Hall Q&A, a very polite elderly gentleman told Donald trump that "I'm opposed to wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel.

Jan 19 14:31

DAPL BREAKING!! WAR DECLARED BY MORTON COUNTY! ATTACK IN FULL FORCE SHOOTING AND SNATCHING PEOPLE!!!

Jan 19 13:48

Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections

A wide range of politicians and media outlets have described the alleged Russian interference in the last US presidential election (by way of hacking) as representing a direct threat to American democracy and even to national security itself. Of course, the irony behind these concerns about the interference of foreign nations in the domestic political affairs of the United States is that the US has blatantly interfered in the elections of many other nations, with methods that include not only financial support to preferred parties and the circulation of propaganda but also assassinations and overthrows of even democratically elected regimes. Indeed, the US has a long criminal history of meddling into the political affairs of other nations -- a history that spans at least a century and, since the end of World War II, extends into all regions of the globe, including western parliamentary polities.

Jan 19 11:44

Reality check: Is #Pizzagate #Fakenews or Has It Just Not Been Officially Investigated?

There is no proof here that there is a child sex-ring operating out of a DC pizza parlor. Investigators have already proven that there is nothing to the story, right? Well, actually, no; and that's what you need to know.

For all that is here, there has not been single public investigation of any of this... not from the local police, not from the FBI. No one. And that has to be the big question: Not for the Podestas or pizza parlor owners, but for law enforcement. Why hasn't any investigation taken place?

Jan 19 11:08

Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration

RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

UPDATE: After about 20 hours, Facebook has restored RT's ability to post live streams, images, and videos to the over four million followers of its page on the social network.

Jan 19 10:36

Will Trump Attack North Korea?

In his New Year’s Day address, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un said his nation was close to testing an ICBM which could hit the United States. Put a nuclear warhead on top and the North will have developed an effective deterrent against the global superpower.
Predictably, President-elect Donald Trump responded via tweet: “It won’t happen.”
Which means precisely what? He doesn’t believe the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will be able to develop such a missile or miniaturize such a weapon? That’s unlikely, since Pyongyang’s weapons programs have developed further and faster than had been predicted. American officials might hope for technical difficulties, but it would be foolish to make hope the basis of U.S. policy toward the North.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What President-Elect Trump should do here is not rattling sabres (which would most likely mean an unwinnable war against China), but working directly with the Chinese government to get North Korea back to the negotiating table, and developing a real peace deal, which offers iron-clad guarantees regarding trade in exchange for North Korea stopping its nuclear weapons development program.

At the end of the day, negotiations here are the only real solution, coupled with the replacement of the armistice (which is simply a cessation of fighting between North and South Korean) by a true peace treaty.

Jan 19 10:29

A Parting Shot at Personal Freedom

Now, because of the Lynch secret order, revealed by The New York Times late last week, the NSA may share any of its data with any other intelligence agency or law enforcement agency that has an intelligence arm based on – you guessed it – the non-standard of governmental need.

So President Barack Obama, in the death throes of his time in the White House, has delivered perhaps his harshest blow to constitutional freedom by permitting his attorney general to circumvent the Fourth Amendment, thereby enabling people in law enforcement to get whatever they want about whomever they wish without a showing of probable cause of crime as the Fourth Amendment requires. That amendment expressly forbids the use of general warrants – search where you wish and seize what you find – and they had never been a lawful tool of law enforcement until Lynch’s order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rarely has such a former "lecturer in Constitutional Law" in our government had such horrific loathing and contempt of the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; and freedom, in general.

This order, created by President Obama, and signed off on by Attorney General Lynch, now puts American law on the same level of that of Code Napoleon law, where everyone was considered guilty as charged until proven innocent; I would imagine that President Obama is very proud of this "accomplishment" in the waning days of his administration.

Jan 19 10:13

Tourists Flee ‘Nightmare’ Paris Amidst Rising Theft, Assaults, Terror

Tourists from China are avoiding France amid surging violence and crime, a Chinese tourism expert has said, reporting that customers are turning to Russia as a safer destination.
President of the Chinese Association of Travel Agencies in France, Jean-François Zhou, said “increasingly violent” thefts and assaults are turning France into “one of the worst destinations for foreign tourists”.

Mr. Zhou, a representative for major Chinese travel agency Utour in France, reported a steep decline in visitor numbers from Asia, and said many tourists are now looking to Russia as a less dangerous holiday destination.

“In 2016, there were 1.6 million Chinese tourists compared to 2.2 million in 2015. The number of Japanese tourists dropped 39 per cent, and Koreans 27 per cent. Our tourists have turned to Russia, which is less attractive but at least it is a safe country. For Putin, it is an economic windfall”, he told Le Parisien.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am predicting that Marine Le Pen will win France's next election in a landslide, and many of these refugees will be as quickly repatriated to their countries of origin as humanly possible.

Jan 19 10:08

Dataminr terminates RT access to Twitter news discovery tool, gives no official reason

Dataminr, the Twitter-based news-breaking service that supports news agencies around the world, has denied RT service, with immediate effect.
The US digital start-up has yet to provide any official explanation behind the decision, but referred to a "review of how we work with government agencies" during a call in which RT was informed of the service denial.

“Per our November 30, 2016 notice to you, Dataminr is electing not to renew the Renewal Term. As such, your Agreement ended on December 31, 2016,” Dataminr’s Legal Team said in an email received by RT on Wednesday, after the service was terminated without further explanation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

RT, along with sputniknews.com; tass.com; presstv.com; and english/farsnews.com, are, collectively, my "canaries in the coal mine."

The first three are Russian; the last two, Iranian, and all in English.

When any one of these online outlets gets shut down, or denied service, figure that something wicked this way comes.

Jan 19 09:23

OBAMA PARTING SHOT AIMS AT BRENNAN, CLAPPER, CLINTON: "THE DNC EMAILS WERE LEAKED"

Three U.S. Intelligence Agencies (CIA, NSA and FBI) claim that IT-Systems of the Democratic National Committee were "hacked" in an operation related to the Russian government. They assert that emails copied during the "hack" were transferred by Russian government related hackers to Wikileaks which then published them.

President Obama disagrees. He says those emails were "leaked".

Wikileaks had insisted that the emails it published came from an insider source not from any government. The DNC emails proved that the supposedly neutral Democratic Party committee had manipulated the primary presidential elections in favor of the later candidate Hillary Clinton. This made it impossible for the alternative candidate Bernie Sanders to win the nomination. Hillory Clinton, who had extremely high unfavorable ratings, lost the final elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Leaked" and "hacked" are two entirely different processes.

And right now, I am infinitely more inclined to believe Assange when he says that they were leaked , and that the Russians had utterly nothing to do with this.

Jan 19 09:18

BEX ALERT - How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it

Tech-assisted gaslighting is destroying truth, justice and the American way. Can anything be done?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Social/Independent media has actually restored Democracy by bringing back the open sharing of ideas and diverse viewpoints. This is a threat to the corporate media, whose job it is to maintain the status quo while assuring us that we are still a democracy despite the obvious election fraud that took place during the Democratic primaries and the general election, and to the political elites, whose lies, frauds, and deceptions (such as Saddam's weapons of mass destruction) are being exposed.

Read the other comments to this article. The public isn't buying the idea that social/independent media is a threat to democracy.

Jan 19 08:47

CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

CNN needs to be shut down and Wol Blitzer needs to be arrested!

As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Jan 19 05:54

Video Collection: Every Televised Inauguration Ceremony & Presidential Inaugural Address Since 1909

An interesting collection of videos starting with stock footage of William Howard Taft in 1909, up until Obama in 2013.

Jan 18 21:08

Mark Zuckerberg sues to protect HIS privacy: Facebook CEO in legal battle to force hundreds of native Hawaiians who have ancestral rights to patches of his vast $100m estate to sell up

Mark Zuckerberg is suing Hawaiian families in an attempt to get them to sell their land to make his 700-acre property more secluded, a Honolulu newspaper reported Wednesday.

Almost a dozen of small parcels on the Facebook co-founder's $100 million Kauai property belong to Hawaiian citizens who acquired them through legislation dating back to 1850, called the Kuleana Act, according to the Star Advertiser.

As such, these land owners are allowed to walk through Zuckerberg's domain. But the billionaire is believed to have filed lawsuits against a few hundred people in the hope that they will sell their parcels at a public auction.

Jan 18 20:39

Rand Paul: "The Dems Are Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry, They're Gonna Whine, Whine, Whine" (Video)

Rand Paul talks about repealing Obamacare and how he plans to deal with it. "..SOME of the penalties are going to be gotten rid of... It's kinda complicated... I think it's going to be done gradually,.. it's gonna gradually go away over a couple year period."

Jan 18 19:27

2-minute video: analogy of We the People's victory over .01% rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

A 2-minute analogy of Earth’s condition from The Collaborative Orchestra & Singers on Britain’s Got Talent (I’ll explain):

Before We the People’s victory

We began as singular Truth-tellers, apparently isolated and without the video’s attentive audience. We performed with beauty, hardly heard amid competition from corporate media (and here), and persistent with love for truth and justice.

We harmonized with other isolated performers for Truth and Love.

We the People, distracted and often crushed by the rogue state empire, heard at least part of our songs of Truth and Love. They could easily turn their attention elsewhere, and importantly, we were beautiful and powerful enough to offer them choice.

This is where we are in early 2017.

Emperor’s New Clothes breakthrough

Jan 18 15:29

REMINDER: Two More Months To Take Advantage Of California's Unpaid Traffic Ticket Amnesty

In 2015, Governor Brown signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. The program began October 1, 2015 and ends on March 31, 2017. Some counties are even offering amnesty for misdemeanors. Any infraction may qualify for amnesty. Unpaid tickets and related 'failure to appear' violations with an initial payment due date on or before January 1, 2013, are eligible.

Jan 18 12:06

Legendary US Intelligence Agent Helped Stop Overthow Of America By Hillary Clinton

Jan 18 11:59

Security turns U.N. in Geneva into ghost town as China's Xi visits

"This has just happened in Geneva, in the city of human rights, in the city of freedom, and this is very shameful," said Migmar Dhakyel, spokeswoman for the association of Tibetan Youth in Europe.

Jan 18 11:52

56 Years Ago Today, Eisenhower Warned Americans Of "The Unwarranted Influence" Of The Deep State

In his farewell address to the nation 56 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people for the first time to keep a careful eye on what he called the "military-industrial complex" that had developed in the post-World War II years. Fiscally conservative Eisenhower had been concerned about the growing size and cost of the American defense establishment since he became president in 1953, and as History.com notes, in his last presidential address to the American people, he expressed those concerns in terms that shocked many of his listeners.

Jan 18 11:35

MAJOR MEDIA BEX ALERT - Hillary Clinton is the rightful President-elect of the United States.

Every major intelligence agency in the country has reached the same conclusion: Russian hackers engaged in cyber attacks with the express purpose of helping Donald Trump win the election. They operated at the directive of Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently motivated by his hatred for Clinton. As secretary of state, Clinton was “by far the most aggressive and outspoken” American official to counter Putin’s efforts to expand his global reach, famously criticizing him for undermining his own elections and likening him publicly to Hitler.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not bode well.

Jan 18 09:54

JIM STONE UPDATE: UNILATERALLY BANNED ON ALL FORUMS AND COMMENT SECTIONS - Because they are going to pull something HUGE....

This morning, I discovered that I was suddenly unilaterally banned on ALL, not just 1 or 2, I mean ALL forums and comment sections. This is not just GLP, which locks everyone of positive influence out leading up to important events, I mean it is ALL OF THEM. I have never been banned anywhere before. I don't post stuff from this web site anywhere and play it cool everywhere. If anyone else has been banned everywhere, it needs to be news. And I noticed that everything was totally dry, with little to no support for Trump anywhere, when there is usually huge support.

Jan 18 09:33

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

The latest version of the venerable (and oh-so-holey) PDF viewing routine, Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053, released this week, looks for information about your Google Chrome surfing habits. Without your knowledge or consent, the security patch installs a Chrome browser extension that's spyware, pure and simple.

The situation's a little more complex, but for most people using Adobe Acrobat Reader, Chrome spyware comes along for the ride.

If you haven't looked at the Adobe Acrobat Reader lately -- I haven't used it in years, due to security concerns -- this latest privacy twist warrants your attention. Unfortunately, there are three distinct versions of Acrobat Reader making the rounds, and this spyware "feature" affects only one of them.

Jan 18 08:30

Radical Leftist Plans To Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration REVEALED!

An extreme leftist group calling itself #DisruptJ20, which stands for disrupt January 20th, is going to try to stop President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The group is planning to “do everything we can to try and stop people from being able to access the inauguration,” according to undercover audio from a January 8th meeting provided to Fox News.

“We’re going to be doing blockades,” the woman says in the audio. “We’re going to [be] blockading checkpoints into the security zones. We’re also going to be blockading roads and other modes of transit into the city.”

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Jan 17 17:25

Vatterott fires president after he says he offered homeless student shelter in library from sub-zero temperatures

LIBERTY, Mo. -- He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man.

That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather.

Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to sleep overnight in the school's library. The school fired him on Monday, January 9th, the next business day.
The recorded overnight temperatures outside Vatterott College on January 6th hit four degrees below zero. Carroll says that student had been sleeping in a wooded area near the school, but temperatures were too harsh that night, and the student had nowhere to seek warmth.

Jan 17 15:21

Rand Paul's Squirrely Answer On Removing Obamacare Mandate & Penalties: "SOME Of The Penalties Are Going To Be Gotten Rid Of... There Are Two Steps To This... It's Kinda Complicated"

I've been following Rand Paul's statements on "repealing and replacing Obamacare" for some time. But one fundamental point that no politician has directly answered: Is health insurance going to continue to be compulsory in America or not? Most conservatives and all libertarians agree that the government should NOT compel anyone to buy any product, including health insurance or even auto insurance. That is the fundamental issue. Senator Rand Paul was finally asked directly about the mandate today by a local talk show host. But Paul, who I believed is well-intentioned on this matter and supports the free market, his answer left a lot to be desired, and was far from clear. Here is the full transcript & audio. Paul: "It gets rid of the mandate, so you would no longer to be forced to... (awkward pause) ..some of the penalties are going to be gotten rid of through the reconciliation. So there are two steps to this...

Jan 17 13:12

Liberal Preppers Ready for Trumpocalypse: “Tired Of Being Seen As Wusses Who Won’t Survive SHTF”

What will Donald Trump’s presidency mean for liberty? Only time will tell... but the threat of martial law has once again become very real.

And in an interesting twist, this is creating a new drive in many worrisome liberals – to prep for the Trump administration:

Long a calling among conservatives spooked by big government boogymen and calamitous natural disasters, the so-called prepper movement is gaining a decisively liberal following.

“We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when shit hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”

Read more at SHTF

Jan 17 12:04

Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration

JANUARY 12, 2017

A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.

Jan 17 11:11

CIA director slams Trump for slamming CIA

In case you hadn’t noticed, uttering a politically incorrect comment is now a bigger crime than decimating thousands in a war.

You can bomb a country into submission and chaos, leaving dead and wounded from shore to shore, and that might be counted as a “mistake in judgment”; but using a few loaded words—or in this case—criticizing an intelligence agency—is an earthshaking event that could make the planet spin off-course…

Case in point:

Jan 17 10:39

Civil War Two Is Underway - What's Left In The CIA's Bag Of Tricks?

I dunno about you, but I rather enjoy watching the praetorian Deep State go batshit crazy as the day of Trump’s apotheosis approacheth. I imagine a lot of men and women running down the halls of Langley and the Pentagon and a hundred other secret operational redoubts with their hair on fire, wondering how on earth they can neutralize the fucker in the four days remaining.

Jan 17 10:36

Istanbul Nightclub Attack Involved Intelligence Organization: Turkey

The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

"It appears the Reina attack is not just a terrorist organization's act, but there was also an intelligence organization involved," Kurtulmus said during an interview with broadcaster A Haber. "It was an extremely planned and organized act."

PHOTOS: Scenes of Chaos and Mourning After Istanbul Attack

A gunman killed 39 people at Istanbul's Reina nightclub, a swanky venue by the Bosporus where scores of people had gathered to celebrate the New Year.

The suspect opened fire with an automatic rifle, throwing stun grenades to allow himself to reload and shooting the wounded on the ground.

Turks and visitors from several Arab nations, India and Canada were among the victims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's one thing to blame a foreign government's intelligence apparatus, but another thing entirely to prove it; and I have to wonder that no governmental agency has been named as the guilty party yet, and why the timing of this assertion has not been paired with the reveal of which foreign agency is suspected of being behind the massacre.

Jan 17 10:35

Talk radio hosts and bloggers may benefit from White House press move

Trump team proposal for new venue which may allow more to ask questions follows president-elect’s latest outbursts against mainstream reporters

Jan 17 10:30

HOW THE U.S. ENABLED ISIS TO TAKE DEIR EZZOR

The city of Deir Ezzor (Deir ez-Zur) in east-Syria is on the verge of falling into the hands of the Takfiris of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). More than 100,000 civilian inhabitants of Deir Ezzor and thousands of soldiers defending them are in immediate danger of being murdered by the savage ISIS forces. The current situation is a direct consequence of U.S. military action against the SAA and non-action against ISIS.

Deir Ezzor is besieged by ISIS since September 2015. But the city was well defended by its garrison of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and all further attacks by ISIS were repelled. Supply to the city was hauled in by air through the Deir Ezzor airport and through air drops by the Syrian and Russian airforces. Relief by ground forces and ground supplies are not possible as Deir Ezzor is more than 100 km away from the nearest SAA positions west of Palmyra and as the desert in between is under the control of ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will only be a few days (hopefully) until the blood-soaked Obama regime is gone.

I hope Trump and his advisors are thinking about a way to deal with Syria which does not involve US boots on the ground, because that will almost inevitably lead to Russia boots on the ground here.

Jan 17 10:28

BREAKING National Guard Attacking Unarmed Americans 2017

Jan 17 09:52

More Proof CIA Has Always Been Full Of Sh*t-- Church Committee Hearings of 1975

Jan 17 09:39

Trump anti-Communist Counter Revolution

Yet with all the moronic obsessions that proliferates the warmonger establishment and the mass media, the true Fake News echo chambers, the world is being pushed into the danger zone of oblivion. Any well schooled observer of geopolitics understands that conflicts are instituted or fabricated to achieve certain contrived political objectives. Ideology of theoretical and academic distinctions among varied systems for the social order, are as remote to the thinking of abused sheeple as any intellectual integrity among ivory tower hypocrites.

Jan 17 09:38

How Pure is Your Hate?

These people and organizations are no less committed than the nation’s more transparently right-wing counterparts to the nation’s unelected deep state dictatorships of money, empire, and white-supremacy, but their allegiance and service to the nation’s reigning oppression structures and ideologies is cloaked by outwardly multicultural, liberal, and even progressive concern for the poor and nonwhite.

Jan 17 09:29

Putin Warns Of "Maidan-Style" Attempt To Delegitimize Trump; Calls Trump Dossier Creators "Worse Than Prostitutes"

"I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office," Putin said, apparently referring to anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital in 2014, which resulted in the leadership being ousted. The campaign to discredit the president-elect shows that certain "political elites in the West, including in the US," have "significantly" worsened, the Russian president added.

Jan 16 19:41

GOOD RIDDANCE : Obama’s Farewell Address — Touting the Legacy, Exposing the Truth

Obama wasted no time uttering his trademark lies. In his third sentence, he stated that his “conversations” with the American people “are what have kept me honest.” Honest? Are you kidding? This guy’s the sneakiest, most deceitful pathological psychopath of a lying president in US history.

Jan 16 19:31

The Perverse Ingenuity, and Routine Lawlessness, of Law Enforcers

Enforcers of drug prohibition can be perversely ingenious in devising methods to subvert due process guarantees. One tactic widely employed by police officers looking for a way to circumvent the Fourth Amendment is to intimidate a subject into giving the officers permission to invade the rights of others – such as residents of an apartment building, or passengers in an automobile. That ruse has been rebuffed in two recent state Supreme Court rulings.

Jan 16 19:27

Throw the Bums Out : “They Are The Opposition Party” – Trump May Evict Press From The White House

The simmering cold, if heating up with every passing day, the war between Trump and the press may be about to turn conventional, with the occasional chance of an ICBM.

Jan 16 18:28

Can Trump Take Back The Presidency From The CIA? — Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump intends to survive, he must break the CIA into a thousand pieces as President John F. Kennedy intended before the CIA assassinated him. Trump must arrest for treason the neoconservatives and put them on trial. Trump must curtail NSA’s spying, which is in complete violation of the US Constitution, on all communications of all Americans. Trump’s oath of office is to the Constitution, not to war on the American public. Trump must ban all presstitute print and TV media from White House press conferences and only give credentials to the alternative Internet media. The print and TV media are operatives of the CIA and are totally devoid of integrity. Indeed, perhaps the presstitutes should be arrested for treason and put on trial along with the neoconservatives and the CIA.

Jan 16 17:57

Abolish the CIA

Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.

Jan 16 17:00

A Likely Way that Trump Would Be Forced Out of Office

It is clear, from the overwhelming opposition to Donald Trump’s taking office on January 20th as the U.S. President, opposition on the part of the entire U.S. Establishment — the aristocrats and their agents in the government and media and think tanks — that any opportunity to replace Trump with the Democratic Party’s Establishment Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, or any other Establishmentarian, would be welcomed by the Establishment.

Trump has appointed, as being far over a majority of the principal officers of the executive departments — i.e., majority of his 15-person Cabinet — Establishment Republicans, who favor continuation of the Cold War against Russia.

But now, could come the tactic that actually has the highest likelihood of succeeding, and it would replace Trump with his own Establishment Republican Vice President, Mike Pence. Here’s how it would work:

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution asserts:

Jan 16 15:25

F-35 in crisis as Pentagon tests find 276 different faults in $400bn jet's combat system and warn full tests might not even begin until 2019

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been hailed as the 'most expensive weapon in history', costing $400bn.

It has been plagued with delays, prompting Donald Trump to describe it as 'out of control' and demanding a price cut from Lockheed Martin.

Now, a new Pentagon report has warned the jet still has hundreds of faults - and won't be ready to even begin full combat testing until 2019.

The crucial 'Initial Operational Test and Evaluation' tests were scheduled for August.
The deadline represents the latest in a series of pushed-back delivery milestones.

'The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office (JPO) acknowledged in 2016 that schedule pressure exists for completing System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and starting Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) by August 2017, the planned date in JPO's Integrated Master Schedule,' the report says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Elect Trump should do more than demand a price cut from Lockheed-Martin on this absolutely fluster-clucked fighter jet; there should be a clause in every defense contract issued by the US government, that when time and costs spiral out of control, that the executives themselves are looking at hard jail time, for non-deliverance.

Yes, this is, admittedly, a draconian approach; that being said, however, I would almost bet that this will go a long way toward curing the problem.

Jan 16 13:47

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Jan 16 10:56

Obama Declared An Emergency In Flint One Year Ago. The Crisis Isn’t Over.

One year after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, over the lead poisoning crisis, experts say the city’s water system has significantly improved ? but residents still can’t drink the water from their taps, and there’s no clear end in sight.

On Wednesday, researchers and public officials hosted a town hall meeting in Flint to share the latest water quality data, following a private U.S. Environmental Protection Agency summit in Chicago the previous day. They focused on progress: lead levels in water samples are easily below the threshold to comply with the federal safe drinking water standard, and have been for several rounds of testing.

Other issues with water quality have improved, officials said, citing the ongoing replacement of lead pipe service lines and maintenance of chlorine residuals, a disinfectant used to kill bacteria and other pathogens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama utterly failed the people of Flint, and why?!?

Because this is a poor, marginalized community, with many families on public assistance, who could really do nothing for him, as he transitions to private life among his billionaire golf buddies, and the other very connected one percenters who can help him as he "reinvents" himself.

He didn't give a damn, particularly about the kids here; and although many of them did ultimately get treated, through approaches like chelation therapy, that cannot undo the damage of the lead poisoning they experienced, which will stay with them forever.

Jan 16 10:46

Trump’s pick to head the CIA wants to collect your personal metadata—all of it

That headline isn’t an exaggeration. Mike Pompeo, the Kansas congressman and Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, who testified on Capitol Hill earlier today, wants the government to collect all metadata from everyone, regardless of whether they’re suspected of a crime or not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the CIA truly wanted to eliminate "terror", both domestically and internationally, all it has to do is to stop the US government from mucking about in other people's countries, expropriating resources to which it has utterly no moral right, then assuring that those resources are only sold for US dollars.

It's SORTED, folks, and it is just that easy!!

No, Congressman Pompeo, you don't have to thank me! :-)

But this massive rush to "Code Napoleon Law", where all individuals, now, are always considered guilty until proven innocent, stands in direct, and flagrant, contradiction to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, where just the converse is stated.

Unfortunately, Pompeo's problem, as evidenced by his love and lust for metadata collection, is that the really "bad buys" out there have already encrypted their communications to the point where the US government cryptographers cannot possibly keep up, and rest of them are not using telecommunications equipment at all to share information, and do not gather in places which can be physically surveilled.

This would be surveillance for surveillance's sake, on innocent Americans, and there will be a point where the US Federal government will find itself in "data overwhelm", a state where there is so much information that it becomes meaningless and irrelevant.

Jan 16 10:31

SOME ELECTION INTERFERENCE IS MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS – HOW UKRAINE MEDDLED ON BEHALF OF CLINTON

A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings seem pretty damning, and certainly warrant at least some conversation within the American media given the 24/7 obsession with Russia. Nevertheless, most of you have probably never heard of this saga, since when it comes to the corporate media news cycle, some election interference is more equal than others.

Jan 16 10:23

GLOBALISTS TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC ON TRUMP

Matthew Boyle reports for Breitbart: The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump.
“The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday. The gathering will explore U.S. investment and job-creation opportunities for companies that participate in the forum, he said.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fundamental, fatal problem with globalism, is that it only works effectively for people at the very top of the food chain, and not for ordinary working people; and if the "answers" this forum may provide are only about further suppressing the people at the bottom of the food chain, while enhancing the lives of those at the top, this will be completely unacceptable to ordinary citizens.

And I have a message for all the "Davosites"; the anger of those whose lives have been nearly economically crushed and destroyed through the practices of offshoring and outsourcing labor to the cheapest labor pool possible, is palpable.

If your "answers" do not include enhancing the earning capabilities of these people, they are completely useless, and globalism will be, legitimately, seen as "the enemy".

Jan 16 10:14

SOUTH KOREA SEEKS ARREST OF SAMSUNG CHIEF FOR BRIBERY, EMBEZZLEMENT AND PERJURY

South Korea political crisis spilled over into the corporate sector overnight, when the country's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye.

According to Reuters, investigators had grilled the head of Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones, flat-screen TVs and memory chips, Jay Y. Lee for 22 straight hours last week as a suspect in a corruption scandal, which last month led to parliament impeaching president Park.

The special prosecutor's office accused Lee of paying bribes total 43 billion won ($36.42 million) to organizations linked to Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the president who is at the center of the scandal, in order to secure the 2015 merger of two affiliates and cement his control of the family business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The South Korean people are not going to take kindly to this corruption at the top levels of its government at all, even though it may shake the country to its very foundations.

Jan 16 10:10

ACTOR MARK RUFFALO JUST ADDED TO TERROR WATCH LIST BEFORE ANTI-FRACKING DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Actor Mark Ruffalo has just reportedly been added to a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of a documentary that focuses on the alleged dangers of natural gas drilling.
Ruffalo recently drew the attention of Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security after organizing screenings for the documentary Gasland, according to the Guardian.

The Telegraph confirmed that Ruffalo was added to the list, as far back as 2010.

That documentary recently won the special jury prize at this year’s Sundance film festival.

Ruffalo said he was “concerned about the impact of drilling on water supplies.”

For some time now, the well-known actor has addressed the subject, including in the latest edition of of the magazine GQ.

Gasland was directed by Josh Fox. The documentary follows the film-maker’s visits to communities in Pennsylvania where natural gas has been drilled with some clearly disturbing effects on the environment and community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When one attempts to tell the truth in this country, and the narrative is counter that of the deep state and corporate interests, now, in America, you can be branded as a "terrorist" for having done that.

Welcome to our world, Mr. Ruffalo; and if you would ever like to appear on Mike's radio show, we would be delighted to have you as our guest!!

Jan 16 09:28

LewRockwell.com -Abolish the CIA

Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished.

Jan 16 08:36

Russian Foreign Ministry: “Obama Still Has A Few Days Left To Destroy The World”

There is a reason Vladimir Putin and the Russian top political echelon has been avoiding the media following the onslaught of allegations lobbed at the Kremlin, and Trump

Jan 16 07:36

EU threatens to BLOCK Brexit deal unless UK accepts free movement AND pays into budget

BRUSSELS will force Britain to continue to pay into its budget and accept free movement for several years as part of any transitional Brexit deal – or face the EU blocking a Brexit deal altogether.

Jan 16 07:30

Merkel Tells Germans: Be Grateful You Have Free Speech

Angela Merkel warned Germans should not take freedom for granted, in a speech aimed at countering a rising tide of populism on Friday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 16 06:22

EXPOSED: CIA – The Swamp Monsters

This is clearly evidenced in the current internal conflicts of the 17 federal intelligence agencies that have arisen from the new Russian “Trump blackmail” scandal and the DNC hacking scandal that was an attempt to derail the presidential election. These scandals happen again and again and involve warring federal agencies who are theoretically supposed to be protecting Americans. Instead, there is open warfare between the three different factions of the CIA and their enemies who are considered the “lesser agencies”: the NSA, FBI, Homeland Security, National Intelligence Agency, and the other redundant twelve U.S. intelligence agencies. Even the mainstream media, with all of its state sponsored legal propaganda, admits that this conflict is going on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 15 20:34

How the government can crack down on anti-Semitism on college campuses

The job of combating hate crimes on campuses falls on an obscure yet important agency in the Department of Education, called the Office for Civil Rights. It has found countless civil rights violations against women and against African-Americans. But when it comes to anti-Semitism on campus, the agency has been paralyzed. OCR has not found a single civil rights violation on any campus anti-Semitism case. It’s an astonishing and troubling statistic and shows the vulnerability of Jewish students across the country. The reason for OCR’s powerlessness is that it is ill-equipped to recognize anti-Semitism when it sees it. That is to say, OCR has no definition of anti-Semitism. Absent a definition, the office is stymied by anti-Semitism cases and is failing in its mission to protect Jewish students.
An alternative explanation is that Jewish students scream anti-Semitism when there actually is none, such as support for Palestine.

Jan 15 20:26

Official: Google makes change, results are no longer in denial over ‘Did the Holocaust happen?’

Google’s been under intense pressure to alter its results after it was found a week ago to be listing a Holocaust-denial site first for a search on “Did the Holocaust happen.” Now, that’s finally changing.
The change is primarily a result of Google altering its algorithm. In a statement it gave to Search Engine Land several hours after this story was written, it said:
Google was built on providing people with high-quality and authoritative results for their search queries. We strive to give users a breadth of diverse content from variety of sources and we’re committed to the principle of a free and open web. Judging which pages on the web best answer a query is a challenging problem and we don’t always get it right.
This kind of propaganda is why I switched to the Yandex search engine.

Jan 15 15:02

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative

A New York Department of Labor public posting posted on January 12th officially announces the Clinton Foundation is shutting down the Clinton Global Initiative effective April 15, 2017.

Jan 15 15:00

Gaza comedian arrested after video on electricity crisis

Authorities in Gaza arrested a Palestinian singer-comedian Wednesday, a source said, after he made a video about the electricity crisis in the enclave.

Jan 15 14:56

New Radioactive Isotopes Found in Fracking Waste Being Buried In Landfills

A new American Chemical Society study finds fracking waste being buried in landfills contains radioactive materials that had not been previously reported.

Jan 15 10:29

Police to Trump: ‘Help us continue to militarize’

Over the past 30 years police departments across the U.S. have acquired large quantities of military equipment. Moreover, police departments have begun to dress like the military, donning “battle dress uniforms” as opposed to traditional police uniforms. Police have also adopted questionable military tactics like no-knock raids.

While some argue that these changes are desirable, it’s important to understand the critical differences between the police and military. Blurring these differences leads to undesirable outcomes.

The Founding Fathers recognized that the police and military serve very different functions. Police are domestic peacekeepers. Their job is to uphold the law and protect the rights of citizens — both offenders and victims alike. They are to use violence only as a last resort.

The military, by contrast, is tasked with fighting enemies of the U.S. in foreign conflicts. They are trained to use violence to destroy their enemies and advance our interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The militarization of US police has lead to some real tragedies for ordinary citizens in this country, and in my world, needs to be reversed.

Yes, there are some really great, heroic law enforcement officers out there who are morally whole, and sane; Mike and I have a neighbor who is a police officer, and they are just good people, with an adorable toddler.

That being said, hiding behind a badge and a gun cannot be allowed to give police officers the sense that they can abuse their authority with impunity; this leads to assassinations of suspected perpetrators, and the resultant (and sometimes very justified) moral outrage of those who are left behind, which frequently manifest as demonstrations, which then may well become full-blown riots.

But I feel morally obligated to talk about the two primary reasons for the militarisation of America's police officers.

The alleged "war on drugs" has been a war on drugs NOT SOLD by various US "alphabet soup" agencies to fund "off the shelf operations" with no Congressional oversight.

And if this alleged "war on drugs" was supposed to eliminate, or curb, the sale, and use, of illicit drugs, it has been a complete, utter, and epic fail, except for throwing people in jail and getting better conviction statistics in a penal environment which punishes; where drugs are still readily available; but generally never rehabilitates.

The "war on terror" is, by blunt definition, a war on people whose resources the US expropriates, by military or political force, and then controls, making sure that they are controlled by US-centric governments, and only sold in US dollars.

This, too, has been an utter and complete fiasco; witness US/NATO "progress" in Afghanistan 15 years on, and the unending war in Iraq, in which the US government, again, finds itself enmeshed.

Intelligent, enlightened management of the affairs of this country would have opted for the development of alternative power sources that can fuel a tank, or an airplane, which would make both oil (why the US government went into Iraq in the first place) and pipelines (why the US government went into Afghanistan in the first place) a thing of the past, except for the most primitive of countries.

Unfortunately, however, intelligent, enlightened management of the affairs of this country, during the BushBama era, has been anything but.

The BushBama legacies have resulted in more wars; more poverty; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; and a huge gap in income equality, because of all the good jobs gone which had been the underpinning of a decent middle class life in this country.

I sincerely hope Trump is going to be able to turn this around, and understand that there are other, reasonable alternatives to resolving the US government's geopolitical issues, rather than through war.

Jan 15 10:10

Poll: Americans Come Out of Election More Scared of Russia

A new Reuters/IPSOS poll shows a growing number of Americans seeing US-Russia relations as “back to the old days of the Cold War,” with far more Americans seeing the Russian Federation as a bigger threat after the 2016 election campaign.

It should come as no surprise, of course, as the Clinton campaign spent the better part of the election claiming Russia was “hacking the vote,” and hysteria around US-Russia hostilities seemed to grow precipitously every day through the election, and continued as a headline story well after the vote itself.

The polls show exactly what the campaign did to the American psyche, however, with a nearly 10% increase in the number of Americans identifying Russia as a “threat to the United States” between early 2015 and today. It’s worth noting that the early 2015 figures were themselves already heightened by hype surrounding the East Ukraine civil war, and claims by US officials that a Russian invasion of Eastern Europe was imminent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans have far less to worry about coming from Russia than they do from the "deep state" elements of their own government.

Jan 15 10:04

Settler leaders invited to attend Trump inauguration

Yesha Council hails ‘clear indication’ of different attitude of new administration, weeks after Obama failed to veto UN resolution condemning settlements.

In a sign of the different attitude of US President-elect Donald Trump, the West Bank settlers’ council said Friday it has been invited to send a delegation to the presidential inauguration next week.

It said that Oded Revivi, chairman of the Yesha settlers’ council, will lead the delegation. He will be joined by Benny Kasriel, mayor of Ma’aleh Adumim, a large settlement next to Jerusalem.

This comes three weeks after the Obama administration failed to veto a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a move Israel bitterly condemned. Consecutive US administrations have called the settlements an obstacle to peace, saying they undermine the possibility of a two state solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not augur well for peace in the region at all; were any Palestinians invited?!?

I think not.

Jan 15 09:57

The Foolish Optimism of Hoping for Chelsea Manning’s Freedom

One place where Obama appears to show little mercy (besides abroad, under the target sites of drones and bombs in seven countries) is on the issue of whistleblowers and leakers. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was pragmatic to flee the USA after offering Glenn Greenwald and other journalists his bounty of stolen information on the country’s massive spying apparatus. He had a good reason to believe that his fate would be years to decades in prison if he were taken prisoner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Manning and Snowden ultimately did the right thing; American citizens need to understand the depths of moral depravity to which their country is capable of sinking, and that is precisely what they did.

No one, to the best of my knowledge, has been killed or tortured for what these people have have shared with the public; but the American public has been educated by these revelations, which is precisely what those in the Deep State in this country absolutely do not want to see happen.

Jan 15 09:31

2017: Change Can Be A Bitch

2016 brought a lot of changes, or rather, brought them to light. In reality, the world has been changing for many years, but many prominent actors benefitted from the changes remaining hidden. Simply because their wealth and power and worldviews are better served that way.

It’s entirely unclear whether we will ever get a chance to see to what extent the efforts to hide developments have been successful, or even been perpetrated at all, because we don’t know to what extent truth and reality will be accessible in the future.

What we can say at this point in time is that the changes 2016 delivered were urgently needed. There are many people out there who just want to turn back the clock, and change everything back to how it was, but they can’t, and that’s a good thing, because the way things were was hurting too many people.

Jan 15 09:29

GOP Governors Privately Urging Congress To Reconsider Full Obamacare Repeal

As congressional Republicans move forward on plans to quickly repeal and ? less quickly ? replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, a wide variety of industry and political influencers are trying to slow their progress. Among the most persuasive may be a set of Republican governors who are fearful about losing the substantial health and monetary benefits from the law that their states currently enjoy.

On Friday morning, Politico reported on five such GOP governors who have been publicly calling on lawmakers to consider keeping the portion of the Affordable Care Act that supports the expansion of Medicaid in states that choose to.

Behind the scenes, these same governors are also working to persuade lawmakers from their states and those who have purview over the repeal and replace strategy that it would be wise to keep some portion of the federal matching funds for states that have pursued Medicaid expansion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem here is, if Obamacare is immediately removed, with no replacement policy in place, what happens to people who are getting critically needed care, and the money for that care stops?!?

Is the Trump administration going to opt for involuntary euthanasia in those cases, where people cannot possibly pay for their own care?!?

I know it sounds ridiculous, but it may not be so far off the mark here; and that is what Federal and State lawmakers should be considering, and quickly.

Jan 15 09:24

North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And Kill Protesters

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota are taking aim at protesters with a handful of bills that would make another pipeline protest far more dangerous.

The oil-friendly legislature argues that its constituents are frustrated over the protests, which led federal authorities to halt construction of the $3.8-billion Dakota Access Pipeline as thousands of protesters braved cold weather and violence for months.

A bill that state GOP Rep. Keith Kempenich introduced would exempt drivers from liability if they accidentally hit a pedestrian, according to the Bismarck Tribune. House Bill 1203 was written up in direct response to groups of protesters blocking roadways, Kempenich told the paper. He claims protesters were seen jumping out in front of vehicles.

“It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian,” Kempenich said. “They’re intentionally putting themselves in danger.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I originally read the headline, I thought it had to be a really sick joke, but I was completely, utterly wrong.

Apparently, Representative Keith Kempenich firmly believes that assassination of peaceful protesters, exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceable assembly, is the "new normal".

I sincerely hope his brother and sister North Dakotan legislators prove him wrong.

Jan 15 08:55

THE CLINTON FOUNDATION IS SHUTTING DOWN THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

In a "mass layoff" event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also emerged that long-time Bill Clinton friend Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover, especially after Band emailed Podesta "If this story gets out, we are screwed."

Filed as mandated by the Department of Labor's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, on January 12, the Clinton Foundation's Veronika Shiroka advised the DOL that as part of a "Plant Layoff" it would layoff 22 workers on April 15, with reason for the dislocation stated as "Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some document shredding and computer wiping companies are about to get fabulously wealthy!!

And are there any bets as to whether the DOJ is going to be able, or willing, to get their hands on crucial documents proving, incontrovertibly, the "pay for play" elements of the foundation's existence?!?

Were I a betting woman, my bet would be....absolutely not.

Jan 14 21:17

The NSA can now share unfiltered surveillance data with other intelligence agencies

Barely a week before he leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has authorized controversial new legislation that grants America’s 16 intelligence organizations access to raw communications data from the NSA’s surveillance efforts.

The New York Times reported that on January 3 Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed new regulations that permit the 16 divisions — which include the army, navy, coastguard, CIA and FBI — access to “raw signals intelligence information.” In the past, information passed on by the NSA was filtered so that an agency would only receive information deemed relevant to their request for data. Now, they will gain access to the full content stash brought in by the NSA’s surveillance dragnet, assuming that their request is accepted.

Analysts can later apply filters to focus on the more pertinent data, but the government has enacted this change to give its analysts access to more atoms of data.

Jan 14 19:25

Facebook says WhatsApp government snooping “backdoor” is “excepted behavior”

A University of California security researcher has uncovered a WhatsApp 'backdoor' that can be used to intercept and snoop on private encrypted communications sent using the mobile messing service.

Jan 14 17:41

Your private medical data is for sale – and it's driving a business worth billions

Although information is anonymized, data miners and brokers can build up detailed dossiers on individual patients by cross-referencing with other sources.

Jan 14 13:35

Is Trump Already Finished? — Paul Craig Roberts

January 13, 2017
Is Trump Already Finished?

Paul Craig Roberts

It did not take long before we knew there was no hope of change from President Obama. But at least he went into his inauguration with an unprecedented number of Americans on the Mall showing their support for the President of Change. Hope was abundant.

But with Trump, we are already losing faith, if not yet with him, at least with his choice of those who comprise his government even before Trump is inaugurated.

Trump’s choice for Secretary of State not only sounds like the neoconservatives in declaring Russia to be a threat to the United States and all of Europe, but also sounds like Hillary Clinton in declaring the South China Sea to be an area of US dominance. One would think that the chaiman of Exxon was not an idiot, but I am no longer sure. In his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson said that China’s access to its own South China Sea is “not going to be allowed.”

Jan 14 12:30

Snowden: NSA ‘Unchained’ – Obama Grants Unprecedented Spy Powers

Whistleblower Edward Snowden warns President Obama has just ‘Unchained’ the NSA by granting the agency unprecedented spying powers through executive order just before President-elect Trump takes office.

Jan 14 12:30

Israel bombs Syria – Airport in capitol Damascus engulfed in flames

Just as the Syrian proxy war showed some hopeful signs of finally dying down, the Syrian army command said on Friday that Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions of what it called a “flagrant” attack.

Jan 14 12:28

The Establishment’s Scheme to Take Down Trump

Based on the events we have seen over the past two months – the Democrat-organized street protests and call to abolish the Electoral College, Democrat intimidation of electors, the pseudo ‘recount’ by the Democratic Party and their willing agent Jill Stein, the evidence-free DNI Report on the alleged ‘Russian Hack,’ and the fake ‘Trump-Russia Blackmail’ dossier, as well as radical left-wing plans to ‘shut down’ next week’s inauguration and block the transfer of power in Washington – you can be absolutely certain that the losing party will not give up and have yet to unveil some more audacious plans designed to unseat the new 45th President of the United States , Donald J Trump.

Jan 14 12:27

Buzz Feed published Russia Trump sex memos to expose CNN’s 'fake news'

Buzz Feed’s editor-in-chief tells MSBNC he knew the Russia sex scandal memos were fake but published them to inform the public about the Fake News reports the media was reporting about them them.

Jan 14 11:57

Obama Extends Sanctions On Russia Over Aggression In Ukraine By One Year

U.S. President Barack Obama on January 13 extended all U.S. sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine by one year through March 2018.

The move appears designed to make it harder for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to roll back the sanctions after Obama leaves office on January 20. Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia and would take a second look at the sanctions, although several of his chosen cabinet members said this week that they support the sanctions.

In extending the sanctions, which were due to expire in March 2017, Obama said the Russian government and other people and organizations targeted by the sanctions have "undermined democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine" by their "use of force in Ukraine" and thereby "threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia never annexed Crimea; Obama, and his cronies, just made this lie up, because after the US/IMF/NATO-orchestrated putsch in 2014 where the duly elected President of Ukraine, Yanukovich, was thrown under a bus, and replaced by Poroshenko, Crimean officials understood, very clearly, that there was no legitimate government in Kiev.

In fact, Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State, bragged in a presentation about how much money the US had spent on destablising Ukraine, and the US's intention to install a western-centric puppet as its President.

Victoria Nuland brags about how much money the US has spent to destabilize Ukraine

Funny, Obama seems to have an intense and severe case of SMD (selective memory disorder) on this regime change his administration helped to orchestrate.

But when Crimean officials realized that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, they did two things.

First was an honest and transparent referendum for the Crimean people, to ask if they would rather stay with Ukraine, post-putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to become a part of it. Overwhelmingly, the Crimean people voted to leave Ukraine, and join the Russian Federation; when petitioned by Crimea, the Russian Federation accepted, and Crimea became a part of the Russian Federation through peaceful self determination, as was its right under the UN Charter.

No "Russian annexation" ever happened, period, end of discussion.

And although what Crimea did was perfectly legitimate, it got the Ukraine and US governments steaming mad, so they collectively made up this lie about annexation; and now, the US government is penalising Russia, through this lie, for something it never, ever did.

This was an absolutely vile move on the part of President Obama, during his last days in office, and it will, practically, make it more difficult for Trump to ease relations with Russia.

Jan 14 11:39

Netanyahu Promised Mozes to Stifle Adelson's Daily: 'We Can Legislate It, We'll Set Up a Committee'

Also on Friday, Channel 10 cited senior police officials as saying that they will likely recommend charging Netanyahu in both cases, the first of which touches on his negotiations with Mozes and the second of which focuses on suspicions that he received gifts and benefits from businessman. According to Channel 2, these benefits were worth 600,000 shekels ($150,000).

Meanwhile, the Justice Ministry and the prosecution believe that an indictment is more likely to emerge from the second case, while the first case is less certain, Channel 10 said.

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This couldn't possibly happen to a more deserving politician!! :-)

Netanyahu MAY be able to use the power of the Prime Ministry to make this "go away"; but if he cannot, there may be a snap election in Israel, and perhaps (heaven willing) a different, less volatile; less insane and hubristic; and more pragmatic direction taken by their government.

One can always hope...

Jan 14 11:26

Here Are The Worst Parts Of DOJ’s Damning Chicago Police Investigation

Federal investigators have found the Chicago Police Department routinely violated civil rights of citizens, according to a report issued Friday. Here are some of the most concerning parts of the assessment by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The report includes explicit language. Read more on the report here.

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Welcome to Rahm Emanuel's Chicago!

And it is interesting to notice that this report came out under his watch as Mayor.

If he had any Presidential aspirations, and that was his motivation for becoming the mayor of Chicago, they have all but been crushed by this damning Federal investigation.

Jan 14 11:14

Californian Senator Richard Pan pushing to outlaw parental rights in all medical decisions

A new bill, SB-18, has been introduced by Senator Richard Pan, seeking to give the government the right to seize children from their parents if they are making medical decisions that the state feels are “not in the child’s best interests.”

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