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Nov 05 15:18

The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

Nov 05 15:17

Howard Stern on Roger Waters: 'He Comes Off Like an Anti-Semite'

Roger Waters may not want to "waste a single precious breath on that asshole" after Howard Stern accused the Pink Floyd co-founder of wanting "Jews to go back to the concentration camp," but on Stern's radio show this week, the host made it clear he wasn't going to lay off the subject. "I'm not the only asshole," Stern said. "I'm just the only asshole brave enough to take him on. For some reason, it's become very important to Roger to tell artists where to perform. There's so many countries with histories of abuse and slavery, but he's very focused on Israel. To me, he comes off like an anti-Semite."

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Howard Stern comes off like an asshole!

Nov 05 15:13

Strong Links between Glyphosate and a Multitude of Cancers that are “reaching epidemic proportions”: New Study Shows “the outcomes are alarmingly apparent”

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The use of glyphosate is widespread throughout Europe. However, on 20 March the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” This is just one step below the risk designation of “known carcinogen.”



Nov 05 15:07

Drug company that raised life-saving pill’s price by 5,000% is under Senate investigation

The Senate’s Special Committee on Aging wants to know more about how four drug manufacturers came to raise prices of their products. One of the companies, Turing Pharmaceutical, hiked the price of a rare pill by 5,000 percent.

Led by Chairwoman Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the panel sent letters to Turing Pharmaceuticals, as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Retrophin Inc, and Rodelis Therapeutics.

Nov 05 14:53

This City Will Fine You Literally Anything: “Including Mismatching Drapes and Front Yard Grilling”

It'd be funny if it weren't so scary – with a cap on traffic ticket revenue, police are fining residents for literally anything, including mismatching drapes and front lawn BBQs.

"This case demonstrates that property rights are civil rights. The city of Pagedale is ticketing people for harmless things and activities within their very own home. If the city can reach into a person's home and tell them what their drapes have to look like, then they're not really free," attorney William Mauer stated.

Revenue generation at its most chilling.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Nov 05 14:47

London stocks trail after Bank of England’s growth forecast

The Bank of England’s forecast on growth outlook leaves London stocks in red with benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.28 percent on Thursday.



Nov 05 14:30

Russia suspends Boeing 737 certification

An agency that oversees civil aviation in Russia said Thursday it is suspending the certification of Boeing 737 planes used by Russian airlines pending resolution of safety concerns.

The Boeing 737 is flown by most major Russian airlines, but there were no immediate signs the Interstate Aviation Commission's surprise announcement would disrupt air travel. The S7 airline, one of Russia's largest, said it would continue to fly the plane, according to the news agency Interfax.

In a statement reported by Russian news agencies, the committee said the certifications are suspended until the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency and its Russian counterpart, Rosaviatsiya, give joint notice "supporting the safe operation" of 737s.

Nov 05 14:23

Revealed: Bilderberg seeks to quietly sieze control of Portuguese government

Revelations uncovered by journalist Rui Pedro Antunes has exposed how the highly secretive Bilderberg Group has quietly sought to gain control over the Portuguese government.

In all, at least 73 members of the Portuguese Government have been invited to attend the controversial annual three day meetings.



Nov 05 14:17

U.S. Defense Secretary calls U.S.-Israel defense cooperation “a two-way street”

United States Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has laughably described American and Israeli “defense cooperation” a mutually beneficial arrangement, noting the countries’ cooperation is “a two-way street.” Carter’s comments come at a time when the Jewish state is demanding American tax-payers fork over even more money to Israel.

To this writer’s knowledge, Israel does not provide the United States with billions of dollars every year for military hardware and other defense equipment. It should be obvious to any clear thinking American that our official political, diplomatic, and military relationship with Israel is most certainly “a one-way street,” with the Israelis receiving all of benefits, money, and support.

Nov 05 14:16

Tourists Are Flocking to Moscow's Cheap Prices

In the first 9 months of 2015, Moscow has seen over two million tourists visit the city.

Because of a cheaper Ruble, a vacation in Moscow costs 1.5 times less than in Berlin, 2.3 times less than in London, and 3 times less than in Paris. The cost for two in a three star hotel in Moscow’s center during New Year’s (Russia’s most important holiday) is presumed to be about 30 thousand Rubles. A similar accommodation in Berlin, long known for its low prices, will go for 46 thousand Rubles, in London for 69 thousand Rubles, and in Paris, a whopping 87 thousand Rubles!

Nov 05 14:10

Americans oppose Obama’s plans for figting ISIL: Poll

Most Americans disapprove of US President Barack Obama’s approach in fighting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a new poll has found.

More than 6 in 10 people in the US reject Obama's handling of the threat posed by the ISIL in Syria and Iraq, an Associated Press-GfK poll released on Thursday finds.

Nov 05 13:59

Alibaba probably sold more than $45B in fake or ‘shoddy’ goods last quarter

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba likely sold over $45 billion worth of counterfeit or “shoddy” goods on its various marketplaces last quarter, based on its gross merchandise volume (GMV) of $112 billion for that period, according to a new survey from China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.

Xinhua reported Monday that more than 40 percent of goods sold online in China last year were either counterfeit or of bad quality (via Reuters). Flipping that, less than 59 percent of items were “genuine or of good quality,” it said.

Nov 05 13:49

NEOCONNED: LEAKED EMAILS FROM PRO-CLINTON GROUP REVEAL CENSORSHIP OF STAFF ON ISRAEL, AIPAC PANDERING, WARPED MILITARISM

The emails also provide crucial context for understanding CAP’s controversial decision to host an event next week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. That event, billed by CAP as “A Conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” will feature CAP President Neera Tanden and Netanyahu together in a Q&A session as they explore “ways to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the United States.” That a group whose core mission is loyalty to the White House and the Democratic Party would roll out the red carpet for a hostile Obama nemesis is bizarre, for reasons the Huffington Post laid out when it reported on the controversy provoked by CAP’s invitation.

Nov 05 13:41

To Help Syrians, Back Real Diplomacy to End the War

Rough seas and failing temperatures have failed to stop the flow of Syrian refugees to Europe, the New York Times reports.

The ultimate answer to the Syrian refugee crisis is to end the war through diplomacy among the powers backing various sides in the war to reach a political agreement that ends the fighting by ending foreign backing for the fighting, so more people won't be driven from their homes and so that those already displaced can go home.

Nov 05 13:40

VA WRONGLY TELLS VETERANS THEY’RE DEAD, CUTS OFF BENEFITS

That’s why the Pinellas County, Florida, resident was alarmed when his VA check didn’t show up in his bank account Monday. He called the Department of Veterans Affairs office to find out why, and their response was stunning: The benefits had been suspended because he was dead. “Well, I’m not,” Rieker retorted. “I woke up this morning and I’m feeling rather chipper, in fact.”



Nov 05 13:34

Remembering the time Kiev used Phosphorous

Today we remember the long-suffering of Gorlovka, and in particular, in late July last year, the city was shelled with UN-banned phosphorous bombs. Moreover, during the shelling, a small child was burned alive, who's corpse just lied in the street.

Participants of Kiev's military operation in Donbass may be banned from entering Russia for life http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2015/11/participants-of-kievs-military.html

Nov 05 13:30

Hillary Clinton: "I will ban ... so 'presidents' won't have to declare their criminal history..."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oops! :)

Note that despite the obvious gaffe, the audience of trained circus seals applauded wildly!

Nov 05 13:29

Why Is Anyone Surprised? Yes, Russia Can Fight

The world was astounded. Russian planes dropping smart bombs on Syrian rebels! Russian cruise missiles blasting rebel targets from hundreds of miles away!

How could this be? Whatever happened to the hapless Russian military, the bumblers that embarrassed themselves in Chechnya and Georgia?

Actually, here's the better question: Why is anyone surprised that Russia knows how to fight a war?

Nov 05 13:28

Pentagon’s Former Russia 'Expert' Proves She Doesn’t Know Much About Russia

“We have to continue reassuring, but we have to do one better, we actually have to deter,” she told reporters at a Defense Writers’ Group breakfast on Wednesday, according to Breaking Defense.

"First of all, clearly, Russia is not the Soviet Union and they are not strong economically and they are brittle politically, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a danger."

According to Farkas, that “danger” refers to modern Russia’s brazen disregard for the horrors of nuclear war.

"In the Cold War…there was a healthy respect for the immense, horrific power of nuclear weapons and that was really the last resort," she said, adding that Russia currently follows a doctrine of "escalate to deescalate," which she finds "highly alarming."



Nov 05 13:27

ACTIVISTS RESPOND TO SOS CALL ON FACEBOOK, SHUT DOWN ARMED RAID ON ORGANIC FARM

Among the many examples of state power run amok is when armed law enforcers descend on small farms to carry out a war on food freedom. Last month, 20 officials from the ministries of agriculture, natural resources and finance in Ontario, Canada raided Michael Schmidt’s milk farm with the help of local police. They began removing equipment and computers, intending to confiscate them for the crime of providing raw milk to people who freely choose to drink it. But then something awesome happened. Up to 50 members of Schmidt’s farming collective showed up and blocked the path of the officials, risking arrest to demand that the government leave Schmidt’s possessions and exit the property.

Webmaster addition: The Minutemen have returned!

Nov 05 13:27

Syrian Army Takes Control of Huge Area in Aleppo Province

With the support of Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Army has taken control of approximately 250 square kilometers in Aleppo province.

"Operation Army ATS continues in the south-eastern province of Aleppo," said Latakia representative of the Syrian Army, Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub, according to RIA Novosti. "In cooperation with civil defense groups we control more than 250 square kilometers, and returned stability in dozens of villages and towns in the region."

"The army in collaboration with the civil defense forces managed to open the way to Aleppo…to ensure the safe passage of this important route," Mayhoub added.

Nov 05 13:23

Poland: Could anyone spell PiS as 'peace?' Is it worth trying?

There is the likelihood that PiS will in no way be a “party of peace” but rather a party of war. Warsaw was heavily involved in the agreement that led to Viktor Yanukovich’s removal from power and remains until now the formal patron of the pro-U.S. and pro-EU government of Petro Poroshenko... True, the nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS), chaired by hard-line politician and former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, subscribes to a set of values that do not promise easy times for neither Brussels nor Berlin or Moscow. Among other things, Kaczynski keeps blatantly accusing Moscow of masterminding a hideous plot to assassinate his brother, the then President Lech Kaczynski who perished in a plane crash near the Russian city of Smolensk in 2010. With no facts to support this allegation, the PiS leader invokes a Russophobe ethos that some parts of Polish society hold as tradition.



Nov 05 13:21

CAUGHT ON TAPE: NEO-NAZIS MAUL GREEK POLITICIAN IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT

Having disappeared from the daily headline news, Greece - whose political sovereignty may or may not exist any more, following the farcical development from this summer's "referendum" and the subsequent third bailout - was supposed to be fixed, if only for the time being, and its economy and society back on a normally functioning track. Sadly, that appears to not be the case as the following scene which just unfolded earlier today in front of the parliament building in Athens suggests.

Nov 05 13:20

Snowden condemns Britain’s new surveillance bill

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has voiced his opposition to the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was unveiled Wednesday by the British government, saying ministers are “taking notes on how to defend the indefensible.”

His remarks come as Home Secretary Theresa May has admitted that UK spy agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ secretly collected communications data for decades to protect “national security.”

Nov 05 13:13

British Reality TV Star Is Facing Jail Time for Making a Nasty Comment on Facebook

While hardly anyone (except jerks like Richard Dawkins) would likely agree with Presgrave's nasty sentiments, the idea that posting a snotty, awful comment like that on Facebook for attention automatically equals someone getting snitched on to police, having personal property seized and searched, and being charged with a crime that could end in six months of jail time is... kind of insane, is it not?

And it's a slippery slope for sure.

Not only is free speech being thrown out the window these days, but can you imagine a society where any time you say something offensive online, someone can call the cops on you and have you possibly thrown in jail for it?

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Nov 05 13:03

Russian warplanes have carried out 81 sorties and hit 263 terrorist targets over the past 48 hours in 8 provinces in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday

The Syrian army, backed up by massive air support, continued to tighten noose on the Takfiri militants in Aleppo province on Thursday, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000608

Nov 05 13:01

Paul Ryan vs. the People

Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of "the people" over "Washington."

But the "people" the new House speaker defends are corporations. And the "Washington" he attacks is the one that does deliver for real people.

For the past five years, Ryan has authored the budget passed by the House of Representatives. His imprint is so great that each document is commonly known as the "Ryan budget."

Nov 05 13:01

Aide of ISIL Leader Al-Baghdadi Killed in Salahuddin

ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's aide was killed near Samarra city, the command center of Salahuddin operations announced on Thursday.
Iraqi security forces killed a top ISIL commander and four of his aides in Anbar province. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000451
The Syrian army took full control over Jack corporation and al-Sammadi crossroad in Harasta, Damascus countryside, and cut off the terrorists’ most important supply routes, killing 80 Jaish al-Islam members in the Thursday clashes. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000750



Nov 05 12:58

Armed Opposition Factions Ready to Declare Ceasefire after Syrian Army's Crushing Victories

Several armed opposition groups in Syria would be ready to cease fire should this decision be made within the framework of peaceful settlement of the conflict in the war-torn country, the head of the opposition National Coordination Committee said.
The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, backed by Russian warplanes, entered the town of Murak in Hama province, and recaptured scores of checkpoints on Thursday. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000308

Nov 05 12:54

Yemeni Missiles Rain down on Several Saudi Provinces

The Yemeni army and Ansarullah fighters conducted several retaliatory attacks against key positions in several Saudi provinces, inflicting heavy losses on the kingdom's forces.
The Yemeni army shot down a fighter jet of the Saudi-led coalition in capital Sana'a on Thursday. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000475
22 Yemeni groups and political parties endorsed an agreement to unite against Saudi Arabia's aggression against their country. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940814000694

Nov 05 12:54

Trump Accuses Fed of Not Raising Rates Because Obama “Doesn’t Want a Bubble Burst” Until He Leaves

Is Trump now loud enough to steer the actions of the Fed, which has otherwise proved immovable?

Yellen is “keeping the economy going, barely,” Trump told The Hill. “The reason they’re keeping the interest rate down is Obama doesn’t want to have a recession-slash-depression during his administration.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com



Nov 05 12:51

Story of A Flag

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US is killing thousands of people from different nations, ethnicity, races and religions to impose its hegemony over the Middle-East. [PHOTO]

Nov 05 12:50

Drug abuse leading cause of injury deaths in US: Report

Drug abuse in the United States has reached “epidemic levels” where they are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, surpassing car accidents and gun violence, according to a new US government report.

Nov 05 12:49

Basij Commander: US Should Pay Compensation for Complicity in Killing of 250,000 Iranians

Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington should pay ransom for its substantiated back-up role in the killing of tens of thousands of Iranians in and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. "In the days when the Islamic Revolution was underway and after that and during the holy defense (the Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988), over 250,000 Iranians were massacred directly by the US or by its proxies at Washington's order, and these US crimes can be proved based on undeniable and irrefutable proofs and documents," Naqdi said in Tehran on Thursday.

Nov 05 12:49

CIA, Saudis To Give "Select" Syrian Militants Weapons Capable Of Downing Commercial Airliners

Over the course of the investigation, one question that’s continually come up is whether militants could have shot the plane down. Generally speaking, the contention that ISIS (or at least IS Sinai) has the technology and/or the expertise to shoot down a passenger jet flying at 31,000 feet has been discredited by “experts” and infrared satellite imagery.

But that’s nothing the CIA can’t fix.

With the Pentagon now set to deploy US ground troops to Syria (and indeed they may already be there, operating near Latakia no less), Washington is reportedly bolstering the supply lines to “moderate” anti-regime forces at the urging of (guess who) the Saudis and Erdogan.

Incredibly, some of the weapons being passed out may be shoulder-fire man-portable air-defense systems, or Manpads, capable of hitting civilian aircraft.

But don’t worry, those will only be given to “select rebels.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, let me see if I get this right. The US is insisting that terrorists brought down the Metrojet Airbus, and their first move is to send the terrorists manpad missiles that can kill more passenger jets?

Nov 05 12:47

Bank Of Ireland Bans "Small" Cash Withdrawals At Branches

As central planners the world over grapple with the effective “lower bound” that’s imposed by the existence of physical banknotes, there’s been no shortage of calls for a ban on cash.

Put simply, if you eliminate physical currency, you also eliminate the idea of a floor for depo rates.

After all, if people can’t withdraw paper money and stash it under the mattress, then interest rates can be as negative as the government wants them to be in order to “encourage” consumption. If, for instance, you’re being charged 10% for saving your money, then by God you will probably spend that money rather than see the bank collect a double-digit fee just for holding on to your paycheck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The main reason the banks want to ban cash is to avoid bank runs when they get into trouble. People will be unable to withdraw their money from the banks, only move it to another bank.

Nov 05 12:44

Washington prepares for World War III

The US military-intelligence complex is engaged in systematic preparations for World War III. As far as the Pentagon is concerned, a military conflict with China and/or Russia is inevitable, and this prospect has become the driving force of its tactical and strategic planning.

Nov 05 12:43

Terrorists in Syria change tactics, start counter-offensive — Russian Foreign Ministry

Zakharova noted that the terrorist units were preserving a considerable potential and could recruit fresh forces into their ranks. "They are launching a in some sections and are changing their tactics," the Russian diplomat added.

Nov 05 12:41

Almost 200 Middle East refugees crossed from Russian to Norway on November 4

A record number of Middle East refugees crossed the Russian-Norwegian border in Russia’s northern Murmansk region on Russia’s National Unity Day on November 4, a border directorate of the Federal Security Service (FSB) for the Republic of Karelia, said. "The biggest number of refugees (196) was recorded on November 4. Previous reports said that from 30 to 40 refugees managed to get through the border every day," Denis Rozolinsky, the directorate’s spokesperson, told TASS on Thursday. Syrians and citizens of other Middle East states arrive in Murmansk by train predominantly from Moscow. In Murmansk, they take a taxi to drive them to the border with Norway. A source at one of the local transportation companies told TASS that taxi drivers in Murmansk used to fight for the refugees some time ago and prices for transporting them to the border went up multiple times. Now, the situation is calm. There is a law that forbids crossing the border on foot.

Nov 05 12:39

Ukrainian military shells northern outskirts of Donetsk — media

"From 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the village of Spartak and the industrial zone. At around 2 a.m. the Ukrainian military opened fire at the Volvo Center area. The artillery bombardment lasted for several hours," the source said. He added that the enemy had used 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and small arms.

Nov 05 12:37

Stock Buy Back Schemes Failing. John Rubino

Nov 05 12:36

Grand Canyon Snow: ‘Full Blizzard Conditions’ at Arizona Park

The Grand Canyon National Park said “full blizzard conditions” are at the park.

Nov 05 12:32

Russian Defense Ministry gets impression location of IS facilities is US state secret

"If we analyze what various US officials say, there is an impression that the location of terrorist-held facilities is the most classified state secret in the United States. Representatives of the Pentagon and the State Department keep mentioning them all the time without specifying their exact location," Konashenkov said. Konashenkov recalled that Russia had officially handed over maps with detailed information on terrorist-controlled regions and facilities to the military attaches of countries members of the US-led coalition. "Please note that neither the State Department nor the Pentagon has denied the information which we provided to them. Therefore, I believe, that comments are unnecessary," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman concluded.

Nov 05 12:27

Israel struggles to convince EU not to label its products

Webmaster addition: "If you don't buy our crappy over-priced products made in the illegal settlements you are just a filthy rotten anti-Semitic Jew-hater who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens ... THREE TIMES!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 05 12:17

Pentagon chief visits U.S. carrier in disputed South China Sea, blames Beijing for tension

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flew to a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Thursday and blamed China for rising tension in the region on a visit sure to infuriate Beijing.

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Nov 05 12:11

At least 54 Canadian soldiers and vets killed themselves after they returned from Afgahanistan

Corporal Smith went to the battle-scarred country wanting to make a difference, supporting the training and fighting of Afghan security forces during a nine-month tour.

He came back a frayed man, his mind ravaged by the eternal replay of war. He started drinking more and spending less time with his wife and two young boys. Large crowds spooked him. Even an outing to a pumpkin patch he found unnerving.

Last December, two years after returning from Afghanistan, Cpl. Smith, who had counselled others against suicide, ended his own life after a military Christmas party. He was 31 years old.

“I knew that the military was part of our life till the end,” says his grieving wife, Leah. “The end was a lot sooner than we expected.”

Nov 05 12:10

Turkey’s President Gets His Majority – at a Terrible Price

To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office

Nov 05 12:10

Congress Will Honor Dick Cheney With A Statue In The U.S. Capitol

Starting in December, the likeness of former Vice President Dick Cheney will grace the U.S. Capitol, in accordance with a Senate tradition honoring former vice presidents.

The Huffington Post was tipped off by a Senate resolution "authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney on December 3, 2015."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can they wipe that snarl off of his face?

Nov 05 12:07

Ben Carson's theory of the Egyptian pyramids is that they stored grain

"My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said in taped remarks first reported by Buzzfeed on Wednesday. "Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it."

On Wednesday, asked about his belief after a book-signing in Florida, Carson stood by his theory and explained it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Carson's apologists have been playing the "It was so long ago" card, but with Carson's reaffirmation yesterday that he still believes it, it is a current issue!

A man this disconnected from reality should not be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office!

Nov 05 11:58

SLAM Congress’ Phone Lines: Support the Troops by Keeping Them OUT of Syria

In 2013, the Obama administration was gearing up to launch an air war on the government of Syria. Antiwar.com and other outlets responded by leading a campaign of Americans contacting Congress to say, “Hell no!”

Nov 05 11:56

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has already happened!

Nov 05 11:42

How I Would Reaffirm Unbreakable Bond With Israel — and Benjamin Netanyahu

We have recently marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a good friend, a courageous warrior and a great statesman. This somber anniversary, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington on November 9, is an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds of friendship and unity between the people and governments of the United
States and Israel.

The alliance between our two nations transcends politics. It is and should always be a commitment that unites us, not a wedge that divides us.

Ever since President Truman waited only 11 minutes to recognize the new nation of Israel in 1948, Americans have believed that Israel is more than a country — it’s a dream nurtured for generations and made real by men and women who refused to bow to the toughest odds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation of this statement by 2016 Presidential Candidate Clinton:

"I will give Netanyahu everything he demands, and everything he wants, even though I understand that under the Symington Amendment, such aid is completely illegal, under American law, because Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, and allow its nuclear sites to be inspected.

I will completely ignore Israeli serial genocide against the Palestinian people, and consistently spew for the expected verbal vomit that "Israel has a right to defend itself" whenever its IDF kills the innocent.

I will completely ignore the reality that Israel is a nuclear-armed nation, with one of the finest standing armies in the world, while I continue to shovel American money and American weapons into it, which means that the 3 billion plus we give to Israel annually will not be available to rebuild American infrastructure, or encourage job growth in the US.

I will also declare war against any country Netanyahu demands me to make war against, because he feels that country is an "existential threat" to Israel.

So it will, again, be American kids who die and get maimed for life because Israel is pathologically, and geopolitically, utterly incapable of getting along with most of its neighbors.

So in conclusion, Israel could never have a more Israeli-centric President than I will be, even if I have to destroy the US to make that happen!!"

And Secretary Clinton, you are welcome for that translation!

Nov 05 11:36

Not So Fast: TPP Needs Public Consultation, Says Council Of Canadians

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text finally revealed, the Council of Canadians asks that new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not repeat the mistakes of his predecessor by failing to consult with the public about the agreement. After years of secret talks where only cleared advisors and lobbyists were consulted – with no input from Parliament, civil society or labour organizations – a full democratic accounting of this far-reaching deal is long overdue.

Nov 05 11:26

Airlines told to restart UK-bound flights from Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday

Britain’s Department of Transport (DoT) has told airlines to restart homebound flights from Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday, after Downing Street cancelled all planes leaving the Egyptian resort on Wednesday night amid security fears.

Nov 05 11:17

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

mall suburb of St. Louis where 95 percent of residents are black has allegedly found a new source of revenue by increasing municipal citations by 495 percent since 2010, a lawsuit claimed this week.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Institute for Justice’s office filed a lawsuit seeking class action status this week against the city of Pagedale.

The lawsuits accuses Pagedale of “an unprecedented governmental intrusion into the homes of its residents” for issuing tickets for things like barbecuing in the front yard, drinking beer too close to the grill and even saggy pants.

In some cases, residents said that Pagedale officials threatened to demolish their homes, even though the city admitted that the homes were only a nuisance and presented no public safety threat.

Valarie Whitner and Vincent Blount told the paper that they were forced to take out a payday to pay $1,810 in fines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely hope this lawsuit will start to cure the problem here for residents of this small Missouri community.

Unfortunately, however, unfunded mandates, coupled with businesses collapsing and jobs getting offshored/outsourced has led to a cycle of massive poverty here, and this is being played out in multiple cities in our country.

But for city and county officials at Pagedale to believe, for one moment, that they would be able to get away with this on a sustained basis; what were they thinking?!?!?

Nov 05 11:04

Fox's Shep Smith Rips NBC For Allowing Donald Trump To Host Saturday Night Live

Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed the NBC network for hypocrisy after it announced that Donald Trump is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on November 7. NBC previously cut all business ties with Donald Trump following his comments about immigrants, explaining that Trump's "derogatory statements" were antithetical to the network's values. Despite Smith's criticism of NBC's decision to resume business with the Republican presidential candidate, Fox News rallied to defend Donald Trump after the split was announced in June. Fox News has worked tirelessly to lavish Trump with far more airtime than any of his opponents, and the network has repeatedly rushed to Trump's defense over his incendiary remarks about immigrants, women, and other presidential contenders. From the October 13 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

Nov 05 11:02

Sisi UK visit: London police arrest Egyptian president opponents outside Downing Street

Police physically removed protesters who were demonstrating against the visit of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Downing Street. Rival groups of demonstrators shouted slogans, with banners from supporters lauding the Egyptian president for fighting terrorism, while opponents who accuse him of murdering and illegally detaining hundreds of political opponents shouted for him to step down, and denounced him as a murderer.

Nov 05 10:59

Dear Fellow Americans: Do You Have Any Idea What’s Being Done In Your Name In Syria?

Americans have some vague understanding that the U.S. wants Syria’s Assad to go, while Russia wants him to stay.

And Americans know that the U.S. “war against ISIS” hasn’t done much, while the Russians have been pounding Syrian targets with jets.

But Americans have no idea that the U.S. is deploying fighter jets designed solely to engage in plane-to-plane dogfighting … in order to counter the Russians.

And we don’t understand that the U.S. is arming the Syrian “rebels” with should-fired anti-aircraft weapons.

Nov 05 10:59

Freshman Faisal Mohammad identified as man who went on 'smiling' stabbing spree that injured four at California college

A student who 'smiled' as he stabbed four people inside a classroom at the University of California, Merced, before he was killed by police has been identified.

Faisal Mohammad, a freshman from Santa Clara who majored in computer science and engineering, was shot dead by officers after his violent campus rampage on Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old, described as antisocial by his roommate, was supposedly 'having fun' as he lunged at his classmates with a hunting knife before a construction worker thwarted the attack.

Police are still investigating the contents of a backpack he was carrying at the time, while a witness said a bomb squad detonated something near the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More anti-depressants?

Nov 05 10:58

‘Moderate’ Syrian rebels being absorbed by Nusra Front – US State Dept

The US State Department has admitted that some of the so-called moderate rebels in Syria have been successfully recruited by the al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, which is being targeted by Russia’s air campaign in Syria.

The information came from US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, giving testimony in front of lawmakers.

Nov 05 10:57

#OperationOrganHarvest ~~ WHERE IS MY SON’S KIDNEY?

Palestinian Permanent Observer to the UN Riyad Mansour submitted a formal complaint against Israel on Wednesday, alleging that it had returned terrorists’ bodies with organs missing.

“A medical examination conducted on bodies of Palestinians returned after they were killed by the occupying power found that they were missing organs,” Mansour claimed in the letter. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon wrote a letter in response to the UN Secretary General, stating that “the Palestinian representative’s anti-Semitic face has been revealed” and that the allegation was “blood libel”. Danon urged the UN to sharply condemn “the Palestinian representative’s inflammatory statements and remove anti-Semitism from the hallways of the United Nations.”

Nov 05 10:57

NETANYAHU’S DOUBLE STANDARDS TOWARDS EXTREMISM

Netanyahu invokes Muslim extremism but ignores Jewish extremism

Nov 05 10:56

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLAIMS, FORCING PEOPLE TO SUBMIT THEIR DNA WILL HELP REUNITE FAMILIES

The American Police State has become a monster.

Police across the country are forcing motorists to give them blood and saliva (DNA) and much worse.

The National Highway Safety Administration, the agency that funds “No Refusal” DUI checkpoints and forcible blood draws, is also funding nationwide roadblocks aimed at getting drivers to “voluntarily” provide police with DNA derived from saliva and blood samples.

Presently there are 28 states, that force motorists to give police their DNA regardless of whether they've been convicted of a crime.

According to a DHS article titled "Bringing a New Biometric Capability to Verify Families Separated by Crisis". Law enforcement claims that forcing people to submit their DNA is a public service and will be used to reunite families trust them!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the police community in the US: some of you, I do know, are the good guys: I have, and have had, police members in my family, so I can say that honestly.

But the utter mistrust of police by American civilians, as a class of professionals, will not at all improve, because of these procedures, no matter what your (largely false) and high-minded narrative about "reuniting families" with this process might be.

As a Christian pacifist, I can never condone violence.

I can, however, understand that there are a large number of Americans who have come very close to their breaking point, dealing with overweening, and brutal, police-state minions, who believe that the ends always justify the means.

I have to wonder if the ultimate goal of the condoning of these procedures by the Federal government is ultimately to create riots in this country, which would serve as the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the institution of martial law.

Nov 05 10:55

Vladimir Putin will be furious at Cameron's Russian plane crash announcement

David Cameron’s decision to intervene in the mystery of the Sinai air crash by speculating that a bomb may have bought down Flight 7K9268 will have been greeted with cold fury in the Kremlin.

For the last five days, leaders in Moscow and Cairo have been adamant that the jet’s downing last weekend was an accident – possibly the result of a catastrophic engine failure – but it is safe to assume that Downing Street did not speculate about “explosive devices” lightly.

Nov 05 10:50

Muslim Man Warns Germans: “We Will Marry Your Daughters And Conquer You With Births”

A week ago, we showed a video of what we hoped was not representative of the general sentiment among Germans towards the refugee crisis as two ladies suggested, “Every year 2-3 million arrive…it’s generally about foreign infiltration.” Now we have the other side as the following video shows a muslim man threatening a German that “his daughter will wear a headscarf and marry a Muslim and that Germans stand no chance with their low birth rate,” adding that muslims will will “conquer Europe not with weapons, but with birth rates.”

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Nov 05 10:50

Kissinger Championed US Foreign Policy of Ignoring the Lessons of Catastrophe

Henry Kissinger has been accused of many bad things. And when he dies, his critics will get a chance to rehearse the charges.

Nov 05 10:48

MSF says some Afghan hospital staff were gunned down by US planes

Medical charity MSF Thursday released grim new details from a catastrophic US bombing of an Afghan hospital, saying staff had been decapitated and lost their limbs with some gunned down from the air.

Last month's raid in the northern city in Kunduz killed at least 30 people, sparking an avalanche of global condemnation and forcing the French-founded charity to close the trauma center.

"The view from inside the hospital is that this attack was conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy," MSF general director Christopher Stokes said in Kabul while releasing an internal review of the strike.

Nov 05 10:42

FLASHBACK - The Death of Vincent Foster

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.

Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.

Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to bring back this story. The FBI is currently "investigating" Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and many people hope that the FBI will bring charges. But I am not optimistic. In the murder of Vince Foster it was the FBI that helped cover up the murder, in part by manufacturing fake testimony to claim that the dark-blued steel gun found with Foster's body (which did not have either Foster's fingerprints or his blood on it) was the "silver colored" (The FBI's own words) Vince inherited from his father.

So, sorry to all the hopefuls, the FBI will do no more against Hilalry in this case than the Department of Injustice did with Lois Lerner!

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Nov 05 10:41

ISIS Forgot How They Brought Down the Russian Jet

This entire story is so obviously made up.

When I say "made up," please don't get me wrong here. I know we live in a world where the lunatics running the asylum would blow up 224 innocent civilians without a second thought to continue their agenda (which in this case appears to be a completely orchestrated proxy war with Russia they want to ramp up into a completely orchestrated World War III).

It's just that what they are trying to make us believe happened in the case of this Russian plane crash is such complete and utter bull.

On top of that, since our intelligence chief was just saying IS didn't do it, only to have some of our government sources come out today and say no wait they did, just proves that the entire post-9/11 security apparatus they've built up around everyone is completely worthless by their own (totally unbelievable) version of the story!

Nov 05 10:41

Russia’s Syria Force Grows to 4,000, U.S. Officials Say

Moscow’s military force in Syria has grown to about 4,000 personnel, but this and more than a month of Russian air strikes have not led to pro-government forces making significant territorial gains, U.S. security officials and independent experts said.

Moscow, which has maintained a military presence in Syria for decades as an ally of the ruling Assad family, had an estimated 2,000 personnel in the country when it began air strikes on Sept. 30. The Russian force has since roughly doubled and the number of bases it is using has grown, U.S. security officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About that statement: "...but this and more than a month of Russian air strikes have not led to pro-government forces making significant territorial gains, U.S. security officials and independent experts said."

Pure codswallop! The siege of Aleppo was just lifted today!!

And who are these alleged "U.S. security officials independent experts" that they cannot be sourced, and named, if they have that "opinion"?!?

If people cannot be sourced, they most probably do not exist.

And shame on Reuters for their anti-Russian sour grapes to allow such "sloppy copy" to actually reach the reading public!!

As reported at darkmoon.me, as of 10 October, 2015:

Russian operation in Syria started less than a week ago, but the first results are in. Losses of terrorists number in the thousands, infrastructure is destroyed, and in addition, Russia has shown the entire world who are the actual sponsors of global terrorism, say the experts to Накануне.RU. The military operation of Russian troops in Syria against ISIL militants started less than a week ago. However, even in that short span of time, a number of landmark events have occurred. First of all, we are talking about a joint statement by the seven countries: France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UK and the USA, that they are concerned about the strengthening of Russia in the region. A number of countries, primarily the USA, has made some pretty aggressive statements about the Russian mission in Syria. Here is Russian military expert, Colonel Alexander Zhilin: “It is too early to draw conclusions, but the emphasis is clear. Here’s the point: in fact, all the statements of the USA have confirmed that ISIL is a non-structural subdivision of that country, i.e., of the United States itself. This terrorist army was created in order to bypass resistance forces (particularly nuclear ones) in order to conduct operations in different parts of the globe. As soon as the Russian air force began to inflict serious blows, the Americans threw a tantrum fit. This is because ISIL militants had appealed to them for help. When we intervened, US actions demonstrated who is providing “cover” for ISIL. Who needs this terrorist cancer? The whole world saw for itself the face of the global sponsors of terrorism! They saw that a coalition led by the United States is a sham!” Накануне.RU military expert, Colonel Alexander Zhilin.

ISIS is a creation of the American government and intelligence community, which has funded and trained them; they are our geopolitical spawn and monster.

It was created as a "hammer" with which convince the American people that more invasions into the failed states the US government had created of Iraq; Syria; and Libya, were absolutely necessary.

Russia, and other resources, have blown the lid off this hypocrisy, and now, Americans and the world knows what the deal is here: are you angry yet?!?

Nov 05 10:39

Former Reagan Administration Official Warns That Financial Disaster Is Dead Ahead

Why won’t the American people listen to the warnings? David Stockman was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1981, and he served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985. These days, he is running a website called “Contra Corner” which I highly recommend that you check out. Stockman believes that a global “debt super-cycle” that has been building for decades is now bursting, and he is convinced that the consequences for the U.S. and for the rest of the planet will be absolutely catastrophic.

Nov 05 10:39

Fukushima clean-up is impossible with current technology; decontamination efforts could take 200 years

The head of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted in an interview with the Times of London that the technology does not yet exist that would allow the decommissioning of the three remaining melted-down reactors. He has no idea when such technology might be available, and he said it could take as long as 200 years.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has set a goal of 40 years (i.e., by 2051) to clean up the plant following the 2011 meltdowns, which were triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

Nov 05 10:37

Guns save the day after stabbing spree at gun-free California college leaves 5 injured

In another stellar example of just how foolish (and hypocritical) gun-free zones are, firearms were used, once more, to end violence on a U.S. college campus.

As reported by Fox News and several other media, a male suspect stabbed five people on the campus of the University of California, Merced, Wednesday morning before police officers (with guns) showed up to shoot and kill him.

Nov 05 10:36

A Bunch of Little Kids Cuss out Trump in New Political Ad

In certainly one of the more eyebrow-raising political ads thus far in the 2016 campaign, a bunch of little kids cuss out Trump.

Somehow it’s doubtful they will get their message across the way they had hoped…

Webmaster addition: I worked in advertising a lot of years and won a few awards during that time. This ad is not going to work, as the arrogance and profanity prevent the audience from identifying with the kids, and by extension, their point of view. Moreover, this ad is aimed at illegal immigrant voters, reminding legal Americans that the illegals are not supposed to vote in the first place but are allowed to do so! This ad looks like it was designed by a high school kid!

Nov 05 10:36

The Gig for Hillary May Be Coming To an End

News reports tonight reveal that Jim Comey – FBI Director is personally heading up the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. It has been revealed charges could come at any time and at a minimum there are two
particular charges with multiple violations. The charges are obstruction of Justice which by itself is an extremely serious charge and brings with it potential federal prison time.

Additionally, there is the charge of Gross Negligence Handling Classified Documents. It has been confirmed that at least one count of
mishandling documents applies to the highest top secret level. Contrary to Clintons claim that the documents were not marked at the time of her handling, this has no standing and this argument simply will not work as a defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe it when I see it! Remember, the FBI covered up for the Clintons in the murder of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, faking their interview report with the widow to claim that the dark blued steel revolver found with the body was the "silver colored" gun Vince inherited from his father! I have every expectation the FBI will cover for the Clintons again and declare their investigation has found nothing wrong, both to maintain their proud tradition of Clinton cover-ups and to conceal the far greater scandal that Hillary may have used her weak server and the Clinton Foundation in a repeat of the Clintons' 1995 China-gate secrets-for-donations scandal!

Nov 05 10:35

47 DIED THIS YEAR AFTER TASER SHOCKS; MANY POLICE SHUN GUIDELINES

While deadly police shootings in the U.S. have gained international attention this year, 47 lesser-known people have lost their lives after law enforcement officers deployed a Taser, says The Counted, an ongoing investigation by The Guardian documenting fatalities after police encounters. All but three of those who died were unfarmed; 40 percent of them were back. In at least 53 percent of such cases, the suspect was displaying signs of intoxication before his or her death. Many died after shocks administered seemingly in violation of national guidelines, by officers belonging to a police department with lax rules on how these less-lethal weapons should be used.

Nov 05 10:31

Police plan Westminster lockdown ahead of ‘Million Mask March’

Thousands of extra police officers and rigid public order rules will be brought into Westminster on Thursday night over fears the London leg of the global “Million Mask March” against austerity and state surveillance could spill over into civil unrest.

Nov 05 10:30

IMF Credibility to Collapse If Ukraine Allowed to Default to Russia

Trends Research Institute head Gerald Celente claims that IMF is breaking its own rules and making a mockery of its global credibility by allowing Ukraine to default on its $3 billion debt to Russia.

Nov 05 10:30

NY Times: "Anti-Semitism is a Mental Disorder"

Break out the violins and pass the tissues. Little David Brooks of the New York Slimes & PBS fame is about to school us dumb goyim about the dangers and root causes of "anti-Semitism" TM; and, more importantly, how to "effectively stand against it."

On "anti-Semitism"TM in the Muslim world:

"This is a form of derangement, a flight from reality even in otherwise sophisticated people.This form of anti-Semitism cannot be reasoned away because it doesn’t exist on the level of reason."

So, Muslims suffer from "derangement", eh David? Of course, their sentiments have nothing to do with the brutal treatment which the Israeli military (which Brooks' son volunteered to serve in!) metes out to the poor and dispossessed Palestinians; and its historical unprovoked attacks upon nearby Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and even, clandestinely, Iran. No. It's all about the "derangement".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Brooks has revived an old tactic of the former Soviet Union, which is to declare anyone unhappy with the government mentally ill and therefore not to be listened to!

Nov 05 10:21

Ben Carson Was Sued for Malpractice at Least Eight Times

The lawsuit alleged that Carson didn’t review Perna’s MRI before conducting the three procedures. According to the claim, the MRI would have alerted Carson that Perna had lesions on her brainstem as a result of her MS, making the microvascular decompression essentially useless.

Dr. Carson allegedly returned to Perna’s hospital room, after reviewing the MRI post-procedure, in a “highly agitated state,” according to the suit, and said, “They did not tell me that there are lesions on your brainstem. Had I known that, we would have never done the microvascular decompression.” The claim called his lack of review of the MRI “a blatant breach in prevailing standards of medical care.”

Perna said she was subsequently given another medication that conflicted with her prescribed MS medication, causing her to have a severe seizure later that year. The lawsuit sought over $20,000 in damages and was settled out of court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The spin on this article is that all doctors face malpractice lawsuits, but this particular case displays a high degree of personal recklessness, a trait that should not be allowed into the Oval Office.

Nov 05 10:19

FLASHBACK - 5 Ben Carson Quotes Proving Why He’s Too Crazy To Be President

Well, another clown has joined the circus as former Fox News contributor Ben Carson just officially announced that he’s running for president. Unlike Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, Carson wasn’t a sure bet to enter the race, but when he cut ties with Fox News a while back it was a good sign that he was seriously considering running.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some things Carson says I agree with, in regards to Global Warming and the Big Bang, but overall, this guy should not be allowed to operate heavy machinery, let alone the country!

Nov 05 10:17

Ruble will make 'Made in Russia' a global brand – World Bank economist

The devaluation of its currency opens up new possibilities for the Russian economy, says Birgit Hansl, World Bank lead economist for Russia.

“For the first time in decades, “Made in Russia” might have a chance to become again a global trademark. As the weaker ruble created a price advantage for some industries, export volumes started to rise, in turn generating investment in certain sectors,” she wrote in her blog.

According to Hansl, Russia has increased exports to countries outside the CIS in in the mining, chemical, and machine-building sectors. As a result, the country’s overall export volume grew by 1.7 percent in the first half of 2015.

Nov 05 10:13

'No armed combatants, no fighting': MSF issues Afghan hospital bombing report

A Médecins Sans Frontières investigation into the Afghan hospital bombing by US forces has found that there were no armed combatants or weapons within the compound, and no fighting in the direct vicinity of the hospital at the time of the airstrikes.

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Nov 05 10:11

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE BILL THAT WOULD TURN DOJ’S STINGRAY POLICIES INTO US LAW

As it is only guidance, there’s very little accountability added. If an agency violates the new policies during the course of an investigation, the violated person doesn’t have the option of seeking redress through the judicial system.

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), John Conyers (D-Mich.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Monday introduced the Stingray Privacy Act, which would limit the government’s use of so-called “stingray” devices— surveillance tools that pretend to be cell towers so they can intercept mobile network traffic.

The bill would only permit a government agency to collect data using a stingray if it obtained a traditional search warrant or if it carried out its investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which does not permit the targeting of Americans.

No evidence collected through a stingray without a warrant or outside the FISA process could be used in a trial, congressional hearing, or other federal, state, or local proceeding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This use of stingray technology is NOT about catching the really bad guys, who have means to get around it; it is about surveilling honest, hard-working US citizens all the time, to create an atmosphere of fear among the American people, as though the US government could ever catch every bit of data possible.

The ultimate truth, however, is that they can't.

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Nov 05 10:09

EDITORIAL: NOAA goes into global hiding

Climate change agitators love to say the science is settled in their favor, that researchers have irrefutably proved industrial carbon emissions are causing global temperatures to rise to such an extent that irreversible environmental damage already is under way. Considering their conviction, you'd think the research and work product of climate alarmists would be an open book.

You'd be wrong.

Nov 05 10:08

WHEN COLLAPSE IS CHEAPER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN REFORM

We all know why reforms fail: everyone whose share of the power and money is being crimped by reforms fights back with everything they've got. Reforms that can't be stopped by the outright purchase of politicos are watered down in committee, and loopholes wide enough for jumbo-jets of cash to fly through are inserted. The reform quickly becomes "reform"--a simulacrum that maintains the facade of fixing what's broken while maintaining the Status Quo. Another layer of costly bureaucracy is added, along with hundreds or thousands of pages of additional regulations, all of which add cost and friction without actually solving what was broken.

Nov 05 10:06

BEX ALERT - Brent Budowsky: Sanders trouncing Trump, media ignores

In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads Donald Trump in a presidential match-up by 9 points, 50 percent to 41 percent. In another recent poll, from CNN/ORC, Sanders also leads the GOP front-runner by 9, 53 percent to 44 percent. In a third poll, from Quinnipiac, Sanders leads Trump by 2 points, 46 percent to 44 percent. And in the summary polling from RealClearPolitics, as of Wednesday morning, he leads Trump by 3.2 points, 46.6 percent to 43.4 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The online polls show Trump clearly in the lead and it looks like the corporate media and Democratic party machine are trying to replay Nixon's CREEP re-election strategy of getting rid of any real challengers and leaving the GOP with a nominee that Hillary Clinton can walk all over as she strides into the White house.

Ben Carson just came out with a statement that despite centuries of archaeological study, he is convinced that the Pyramids of Egypt were not built by the Pharaohs as tombs, but by Joseph (of the coat of many colors) as grain silos! Carson is clearly a man out of touch with reality and that is a bad sort of person to have in the Oval Office, yet the corporate media (the same corporate media that told you all that Saddam had nuclear weapons) insists he is leading Trump.

I know the corporate media are supposed to be mindless government stooges, but these days they are abusing the privilege!

Nov 05 10:06

Hillary Clinton’s Rabid Anti-Gun Obsession

By Brandon Turbeville

Hillary Clinton has long been a rabid anti-gun fanatic. Stemming back from her years in her husband’s abysmal administration where she helped promote the passage of the infamous freedom-crushing Brady Bill to her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton has made the elimination of self-defense, gun rights, buttress against unwarranted government encroachment, and the Second Amendment a hallmark of her stance...

Nov 05 10:05

OCTOBER GUN SALES HIT RECORD HIGH FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE MONTHS

Two things happened after the most recent widely publicized US mass shootings: i) Obama once again made a concerted effort to pass anti-gun legislation, and ii) gun sales soared most likely in response to i). As we reported amonth ago citing the FT, "gun sales this year could surpass the record set in 2013, when gun purchases surged after the December 2012 Sandy Hook murders."

Nov 05 10:03

VICTORY: TEXAS COLLEGE TOWN OVERWHELMINGLY VOTES TO STOP ADDING FLUORIDE TO DRINKING WATER

Opponents of water fluoridation have finally earned a victory in the fight against fluoride! San Marcos, Texas, a college town located just 25 miles south of Austin, voted to stop adding the industrial toxin hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water yesterday with overwhelming support. The votes in favor of Proposition 1 to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply came in at about 61 percent, with 39 percent opposing the measure. The victorious outcome was made possible by committed voters and the efforts of grassroots groups who worked tirelessly to get the measure onto the November 2015 ballot, despite facing many obstacles along the way.

Nov 05 10:02

USDA ACCUSED OF SUPPRESSING RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDE TO WIDESPREAD BEE DEATHS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been accused of burying research that shows a link between the death of honeybees and a widely used pesticide.

Jonathan Lundgren, a senior research entomologist at the USDA, made the accusation as part of his whistleblower case, claiming the agency retaliated against him after he said research shows neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, have adverse effects on bees.

The research was produced by the Center for Food Safety, for which Lundgren peer-reviewed the work that said neonics were not as beneficial to farmers as other pest management systems. This type of pesticide is used on most corn, canola, soybean, cotton and wheat crops, making it a huge money-maker for chemical companies that produce it, such as Syngenta and Bayer AG.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does it not surprise me that Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta are two of the largest manufacturers and distributors of neonicotinoid pesticides in the US and the world?!?

This is why you can't trust the guys in the white lab coats anymore; their opinions have generally been bought and paid for by companies with an agenda to sell products, no matter what kind of cost this will have on the environment down the road.

For the USDA to bury this research is a dangerous and disturbing trend; it has utterly nothing to do with real science, and everything to do with product sales, no matter how harmful those products might be to American agriculture, and beyond.

Nov 05 10:02

US Air Force’s experimental rocket spirals out of control after launching from Hawaii

A small, experimental rocket meant to carry 13 communication satellites into space for the Department of Defense failed just one minute after launching from Hawaii last night, according to the US Air Force. Video footage of the event shows the rocket spiraling out of control as it falls back down to Earth, leaving a crooked contrail in its wake. This was the first flight ever for this kind of vehicle — known as a Super Strypi rocket — as well as the first rocket launch attempt from the Hawaiian Islands.

Nov 05 10:01

ISIS Suffers Another Devastating [defeat] in East Aleppo: Over 60 Killed Terrorists Killed in 48 Hours

It has been a rough week in northwestern Syria for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) as both of their offensives inside the Hama and Aleppo Governorates ended in a massive retreat towards the their provincial capital of Al-Raqqa.

While ISIS’ offensive along the Khanasser-Ithriya Highway was forestalled last week, their large-scale assault on the Al-Safira District was continued two days ago when they attempted to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses at the imperative Kurdish town of Tal ‘Arn.

Nov 05 10:00

Four stories about the Migrant Crisis in Europe and the US in Syria from Czech News

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world media knows exactly what is going on!

Nov 05 09:55

Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia

The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write computer software for sensitive U.S. military communications systems, setting in motion a four-year federal investigation that ended this week with a multimillion-dollar fine against two firms involved in the work.

The contractor, John C. Kingsley, said in court documents filed in the case that he discovered the Russians’ role after he was appointed to run one of the firms in 2010. He said the software they wrote had made it possible for the Pentagon’s communications systems to be infected with viruses.

Nov 05 09:53

Germany Must Perish!

Germany Must Perish! is a 104-page book written by Theodore Newman Kaufman, and self-published by him in 1941. The book advocated the genocide through sterilization of all Germans and the territorial dismemberment of Germany. Kaufman founded the Argyle Press in Newark, New Jersey, United States, in order to self-publish this book. He was the sole proprietor of the Argyle Press and it is not known to have published any other works.

The National Socialist German Workers Party used the book, written by a Jewish author, to support their argument that Jews were plotting against their country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This book was written in 1940, (though published in early 1941), when America was still a year from entering the war! Also, years before any reports of "holocausts" soaps and lampshades, etc.

Nov 05 09:53

TEXT OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

THE TEXT OF THE TPP WAS RELEASED BY TPP PARTIES ON 5 NOVEMBER 2015 AND CAN BE ACCESSED BY CHAPTER BELOW. LEGAL VERIFICATION OF THE TEXT WILL CONTINUE IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE AGREEMENT WILL ALSO BE TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARING A LEGAL SYNOPSIS OF THE AGREEMENT AND THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE BELOW IN THE COMING DAYS.

Nov 05 09:52

Time Warner plans to win back cord cutters by showing fewer ads

The company may cut advertising on some networks by as much as 43 percent

Webmaster addition: We have Time Warner here and there are so many commercials we don't watch live TV any more but record shows on the DVR so we can fast forward through the commercial breaks, which have six or more commercials at a time!

Nov 05 09:51

US sacrificing troops in Syria to engage Russia: Analyst

“Because the situation is so appallingly bad for the United States, because Russia has embarrassed and exposed fraudulent attitudes of the United States, [President Barack] Obama feels he has to precipitate World War III, that appears to be what is taking place now,” James Fetzer told Press TV on Saturday.

Fetzer said the United States wants to sacrifice its force in the region "in order to begin and initiate a war on Russia."

The comments come on the heels of a Washington announcement to send Special Operations Forces troops to Syria to "assist" militants fighting against the government in Damascus and the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, in an apparent breach of President Barack Obama's promise not to put US “boots on the ground" there.

“They are sending the troops to be sacrificed for the sake of starting a third world war, because everything is going against the United States,” Fetzer pointed out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is using those Special Forces troops the way Roosevelt used the crew of the USS Arizona!

Nov 05 09:49

Europe's big NO to half baked GMO compromises

Last week something almost unprecedented occurred in the European Parliament. All the political groups joined together to roundly reject a proposal on GMOs from the Commission.

The issue was a botched attempt to break the majority opposition to allowing GM food and feed into the single market. This followed a similarly bad proposal to facilitate GM cultivation which was voted on in January.

Nov 05 09:49

With Russia's Aerial Assistance, Syrian Army Lifts Aleppo Siege

Damascus-led forces assisted by Russian military aircraft have secured control over the main highway to Aleppo essentially freeing the strategic Syrian city which had been besieged for two weeks, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

A team has already finished disarming explosive devices along the road. On Wednesday, authorities opened the highway to traffic letting military equipment, as well as trucks carrying food and fuel through. Soldiers at checkpoints said that the road would be open to civilians on Thursday.

Nov 05 09:48

New Android adware hits thousands of apps, can't be removed

Researchers have found a new type of Android malware found in thousands of apps, posing as popular titles -- including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and more.

Making matters worse, it's almost impossible to remove, forcing a user to replace their device entirely.

Nov 05 09:48

Rupert Murdoch Takes Over at National Geographic, Immediately Starts Laying off Award-Winning Staff

It's as bad as many of us feared. In spite of happy talk like, "Oh, his son will be running it and he's different," "Rupert wouldn't destroy an asset like Nat Geo," etc., the axe fell on Tuesday.

The memo went out, and November 3rd 2015 came to the National Geographic office. This was the day in which Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox took over National Geographic. The management of National Geographic sent out an email telling its staff, all of its staff, all to report to their headquarters, and wait by their phones. This pulled back every person who was in the field, every photographer, every reporter, even those on vacation had to show up on this fateful day.

As these phones rang, one by one National Geographic let go the award-winning staff, and the venerable institution was no more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only good news is that Murdoch will probably bring back the pictures of naked native girls!

Nov 05 09:47

U.K. Government Proposes More, Not Less, Electronic Snooping

The government will also create a new “regime” that will be granted authority to “interfere” with “electronic equipment” — basically to hack into devices and insert malware in order to covertly access information about the device or the user during an investigation of “serious crimes.”

Currently, the secretary of state approves the technique for intelligence or military agencies, while a chief police officer or “chief constable” authorizes a request made by law enforcement to hack. With the new bill, a judicial commissioner would also have to approve.

The U.S. government, including the FBI, also uses malware to access suspects’ devices, but the practice is much more secretive and unclear. Most warrants granted to law enforcement agencies to hack are sealed, making it hard to determine how often it happens.

Nov 05 09:44

BEX ALERT - A New, Scarier Phase in the War Against ISIS

CNN and other media are reporting that U.S. and European intelligence suspect that ISIS or one of its affiliates used a bomb to bring down a Russian airplane over Sinai on Saturday, killing all 224 aboard. The reporting on this is early and it would be wise to withhold judgment until more information comes in, but this could be a very big deal. If confirmed, this attack would mark a major shift by the Islamic State and should force us to rethink the threat that the group poses to the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in August 2001, the media was flooded with stories about the threat Osama Bin Laden posed to the US. At the time, Bin Laden hadn't actually done anything warranting such massive news coverage and I wrote at the time that it felt more like a sales pitch than news, and that something big was being planned for which Osama Bin Laden would be blamed.

Then 9-11 happened.

I am starting to get that same feeling now with the saturation-sell of "bomb" on the Metrojet even as both Egypt and Russia say their investigation suggests mechanical failure.

Nov 05 09:43

Charges Dropped Against #KillAllWhiteMen Tweeter Bahar Mustafa

British police have dropped all charges against Bahar Mustafa, 28, the student welfare and diversity officer arrested last month for tweets that included the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen.

Mustafa, who works for the independent Student Union at London's Goldsmiths' University, was due to appear in court on November 5. But in a recent letter to Mustafa, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated that it had decided to drop the charges "because there is not enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction." . . .

. . . Mustafa has stated that her tweets were "not professional," but that #KillAllWhiteMen and similar sentiments are merely "in-jokes and ways that many people in the queer feminist community express ourselves." Though it's clear within their context that Mutafa was not literally calling for the genocide of white men, that didn't stop someone from reporting Mustafa to the London Metropolitan Police Service for racially-motivated malicious communication.

Nov 05 09:40

Israel harvesting slain Palestinians' organs: Palestine’s UN envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied territories.

Riyad Mansour said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that the bodies of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are “returned with missing corneas and other organs, further confirming past reports about organ harvesting by the occupying power.”

“A medical examination conducted on bodies of Palestinians returned after they were killed by the occupying power found that they were missing organs,” Mansour wrote in the letter.

The Palestinian envoy further protested Israel’s “persistent aggression against the Palestinian people” over the past month and the regime’s “insistence on use of violent force and oppressive measures.”

Nov 05 09:39

Soros's ‘European values’ mean losing your national identity – Paul Craig Roberts

To be part of the European Union means you have to shed your national identity and be part of everybody. It is no longer acceptable to be yourself. This agenda serves the 1 percent and Washington, Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist, told RT in an interview.

Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has attracted attention once again, this time saying the European Union should take "at least a million" refugees every year to ease the mass exodus of desperate people from the Middle East and Africa.

Soros wants the EU to dig deep and pay an annual amount of "at least €5,000 per refugee, or €20 billion." And this coming at a time of severe austerity measures pushed onto the European people, not to mention the bailout of entire countries, like Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more confirmation that the real agenda behind the flooding of refugees and illegal immigrants into Europe and the United States is to erase our sense of national and historical identity!

Nov 05 09:38

'Sinking fast': Newly discovered telegram sent from Titanic proves that owners may have lied about not knowing it was in peril

A newly discovered SOS telegram from the Titanic challenges the owners' claims that they heard nothing from the ship on the day it sank.

In the inquiry into the 1912 tragedy, Philip Franklin, the boss of shipping company White Star Line, swore on oath he had not received any word from the ship after it had hit an iceberg.

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But a newly discovered distress telegram which was directly addressed to Franklin at White Star Lines' New York office appears to dispel his denials for the first time.

The desperate message, sent via communications company Western Union, reads: 'We have struck iceberg. Sinking fast. Come to our assistance. Position: Lat 41.46 N. Lon 50.14 W.'

It is not known exactly when the SOS was sent but Titanic struck the iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14, 1912 and sank at 2.20am on April 15.

Nov 05 09:31

Hillary Clinton - The Mistress of Deception

The self-inflicted wounds of Hillary Rodham Clinton just keep manifesting themselves. She has two serious issues that have arisen in the past week; one is political and the other is legal. Both have deception at their root.

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Nov 05 09:29

Ron Paul Asks: Is Germany’s Migrant Crisis Leading To War?

Hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa, even western Asia are pouring into western Europe through central Europe as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has laid down a welcome mat. Meanwhile political pressure within Germany builds, as villages of just 100 or more residents are told they must house thousands of refugees who know neither the language nor the customs of the area.

Nov 05 09:28

Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The text of the TPP was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by Chapter below. Legal verification of the text will continue in the coming weeks. The Agreement will also be translated into French and Spanish language versions.

The Government is preparing a legal synopsis of the Agreement and this will be available below in the coming days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TPP was supposed to be kept secret from the public for 5 years. New Zealand held to the principle of transparency and released it!

Nov 05 09:26

EU panel slams Kiev’s probe into Odessa 2014 tragedy for lack of independence

An EU panel on Ukraine has slammed Kiev’s investigation into the May 2014 violence in Ukraine’s southern city of Odessa, saying it lacks independence. It also added there's evidence that police were complicit in the disorder.

Nov 05 09:23

YouTube starts purging anti-Hillary videos

Nov 05 09:21

Russia has sent missile systems to Syria: air force head

Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces there, the head of Russia's air force said on Thursday.

Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack Russian forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's a nice cover story, but the missiles are being sent in response to the US deployment of F-15C air superiority fighters to the Turkish border with Syria and the giving of MANPAD anti-aircraft missiles to the terrorists.

Nov 05 09:20

UN Libya envoy accepts £1,000-a-day job from backer of one side in civil war

UAE, accused of using Libya to fight proxy war against Islamists, offered Bernardino León role while still UN mediator

Nov 05 09:19

Dear Officer, How Can I Trust You When All You Seem To Do Is Kill?

A Bay Area teen and a long-time cop have a frank conversation about police brutality.

Nov 05 09:19

War On Christmas: Starbucks Red Cups Are Emblematic Of The Christian Culture Cleansing Of The West

But I did go this morning, after seeing a Facebook post by a colleague of mine pointing out what Starbucks’ newest “Red Cup” looks like. For those unfamiliar: one of Starbucks’ greatest marketing gimmicks is changing the colour of their cups from white to red every Christmas. I myself remember excitedly declaring to an ex-girlfriend how red cups heralded the beginning of Christmas (sorry, Peter Hitchens).

Yes, I was, as most people are, seduced by modern, mass-marketing, which has trounced traditionalism and replaced it with corporate logos and non-threatening jingles. And today I returned to my old, caffeinated Mecca (and the crowds made it feel like I was on the Hajj, too).

And what I found was deeply disappointing to 17-year-old, macchiato-chugging me. The Red Cups (do I need a trademark symbol after that?) are now an anti-Christmas symbol, with Starbucks declaring their formerly Christmassy cups to be “holiday beverages” and shedding any sign of Christmas from them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now I wonder who persuaded Starbuck's to drop the Christmas symbols!

Nov 05 09:17

Violence against refugees rising in Germany

Attacks against asylum seeker housing, including arson attacks, are on the rise, the German newspaper Die Welt reports. Advocates say they are alarmed by the trend.

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