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May 6, 2016

May 06 10:35

This is What Government Sponsored Mass Surveillance is Doing to Your Mind

Waking Times

Big Brother is watching you and he wants you to believe that if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. This is a lie.

May 06 10:30

How America started giving a crap about which bathroom you use

Bathrooms have become a major political battleground in America.
Just consider what happened on Wednesday, May 4, alone. The Department of Justice told North Carolina that its anti-LGBTQ law was in violation of federal civil rights law by preventing transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Several hundred miles away, Oxford, Alabama, after facing legal threats, repealed a law that threatened to lock up trans people who used the public bathroom of their choice.

May 06 10:30

Justice Department says it will no longer call criminals "convicts" or "felons". Apparently they will start using the more descriptive terms of "Wall Street banker" or "politician"

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms “felon” and “convict” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less “disparaging labels,” Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced Wednesday.



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May 06 10:19

Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

By Claire Bernish

Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation may seem harsh, the evidence has never been more apparent thanks to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times — which presents a scathing condemnation of the company behind the notorious painkiller, OxyContin.

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma began marketing OxyContin — a chemical cousin to heroin — with the claim its 12-hour “smooth and sustained” dosing would revolutionize the treatment of pain. However, the claim is not only problematic in that its duration is often hours less than promised — leading patients to experience symptoms of withdrawal — but Purdue knew that before the painkiller ever hit the market...

May 06 09:59

Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues

A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent.

May 06 09:58

Cop who yelled "we don't have time for this" before shooting a mentally ill teen is found not guilty

Former Southport police sergeant Bryon Vassey was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

May 06 09:47

Man arrested for trying to contaminate food with mice poison at Whole Foods and two other stores in Michigan

The FBI announced Tuesday the man was taken into custody with help from the Ann Arbor Police Department. Federal investigators said he admitted to using a potentially hazardous material to contaminate food in several Ann Arbor area grocery stores.

They say an investigation has led them believe the man sprayed a liquid mixture of hand cleaner, water and Tomcat mice poison on produce in at least three grocery stores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid; who he was really working for when he did it to Whole Foods!

May 06 09:43

Remington To Close Kentucky Plant

May 06 09:39

Ecuador Shocking Footage Of Earthquake

May 06 09:37

WHY DID THIS YOUNG APPLE SOFTWARE ENGINEER JUST COMMIT SUICIDE AT HIS COMPANY’S HQ?

A 25-year-old software engineer named Edward Mackowiak who worked for Apple has reportedly shot himself in the head at the company headquarters in Cupertino. His death was quickly ruled a suicide just hours later after police found no evidence of foul play at the scene.

What’s strange is how the company refused to give any details about what Mackowiak actually did there. The only information about his job was on a hastily removed Linkedin page. Gizmodo reports it was sparse as well, simply listing him as a software engineer at Apple. His Twitter account has also been quickly deleted. It’s as if the guy himself is being digitally erased post haste.

May 06 09:35

FARM: Grassroots, Astroturf, or Something Else?

Is it possible that politics in Montana are little more than a corrupt microcosm of federal politics? Were the shenanigans that were pulled in the 2015 Montana legislature by “responsible republicans” to pass Medicaid Expansion and the CSKT Compact just the tip of the corruption iceberg? The answer to these questions is probably yes.



May 06 09:34

San Diego to run 100 percent on renewable energy by 2035. The city also plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent.

Renewable energy has become the latest trend now, given its low cost and flexibility. San Diego which produces the second largest electrical output from solar energy in the US has laid out a new plan to cope with climate change.

May 06 09:33

Tips On How To Find Out All The Data Google Has On You (17 pics)

It's not easy to find your "Web & App Activity" page.

May 06 09:32

Bribery Tangles With Politics at the Supreme Court

Spend a million of your Super PAC dollars to elect a governor, and you can expect him to take your calls and set up meetings with state officials. Courtesy of the Supreme Court and its 2010 Citizens United decision, it’s all protected by the First Amendment.

But give the same governor a Rolex before asking for the meetings – and both of you might be convicted of bribery.

Is there a meaningful difference? That’s the question in McDonnell v. U.S., which the court is currently considering. The bribery conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell follows the second pattern – complete with the Rolex.

May 06 09:32

Henningsen on Aleppo Ceasefire: ‘US Ploy to Buy Time for Terrorist Reinforcements’

It’s now clearer than ever: The US are leading a dirty war, under the table, in Syria. This is the true backdrop of the stage play in Geneva, where US diplomats are providing cover and buying time for CIA and Pentagon covert operations on the ground in Syria.

What the US State Department said yesterday is very telling, and should be a clear guide to anyone about what Washington DC’s actual agenda is in Syria:

“We look to Russia… to press for the Assad regime’s compliance with this effort, and the United States will do its part with the opposition,” Wednesday’s statement said. Russia and Iran are the primary backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States heads a group of regional and European countries supporting the opposition to his rule.”



Owl 1
May 06 09:31

Venezuelan Opposition Activates Recall on Maduro?s Presidency

Steve Ellner says deep discontent across the political spectrum in Venezuela is creating a political vacuum

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, this is another US-orchestrated takedown of a government and installation of an obedient puppet.

May 06 09:23

Guccifer Speaks: 'Hillary's Server Was Like An Open Orchid'

In his first American television interview, Guccifer explains how easy it was to break into Hillary Clinton's home-brewed, transparency-evading, extra-vulnerable email server.

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May 06 09:10

Now Microsoft is breaking Windows 7 to get users to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting. While you might expect me to say, "good news, the software giant has fixed the problem", in fact what Microsoft has done is switch the update from "optional", to "recommended". So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically.

There is good news though, and that’s you can solve the problem and get your computer working again by (can you guess?) upgrading to Windows 10. Hooray!

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May 06 09:05

Updategate: Microsoft suggests updating to Windows 10 to patch Windows 7

So now, if you have one of the affected motherboard and you keep your security updates automatic like wot Microsoft recommends, then your machine will stop working properly.

We should add it's not permanently bricked, but it will take some mucking about in the BIOS to fix and that's a pain even for an experienced computer user.

Microsoft has, by offering a workaround, suggested heavily that it won't be fixing the problem, though we have asked the question, so expect a response in about a fortnight.

But the real kicker is this piece of advice: "Note The Secure Boot feature is supported in Windows 10. To learn more about the security advantages of this feature and about the upgrade path from Windows 7 to Windows 10, go to the following Windows website"

Holy toledo, this company really knows how to rub people up the wrong way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Microsoft puts out a patch that wrecks Windows 7 machines, and the recommended "fix" is to update to Windows 10!

May 06 09:00

BREAKING: Trump’s Pick For Attorney General, Leaked?!?! This Is HILLARY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

During a recent interview, Dr. Carson made a huge announcement about who he believes will be Trump’s Attorney General: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He is a tough attorney and would be an ideal candidate to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her crimes!

May 06 09:00

UPDATE: FBI Interviewing Huma Abedin In Email Case

'SOME AIDES' INTERVIEWED MORE THAN ONCE

CNN has learned that the FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, as part of the Clinton email probe. In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed -- some more than once, the officials said. A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile Thursday, Judicial Watch revealed more undisclosed emails from Hillary's personal account, further exposing her claim that she turned all responsive documents over to the State Department as false.

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hidden Hillary Emails

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May 06 08:54

WEEK’S END IN TOONS ~~ SYRIAN CEASE FARCE

May 06 08:54

ANOTHER BILL CLINTON PARAMOUR EXPOSES 'ENABLER' HILLARY

“I testified truthfully in the Jones case about Billy Clinton’s admission to me that he was a sex addict,” she writes. “A sexual addiction is a far cry from being a womanizer or a guy sowing his wild oats. It is a serious, uncontrollable force that led him into rape and sexual assault as well as to countless sexual encounters of various types over the decades that he was putatively married to the Other Woman.”

Kyle believes the Clintons have a co-dependent relationship that has kept them together.

May 06 08:52

Hillary Clinton’s House of Cards

With her recent spate of primary wins all but giving her bragging rights on the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton appears to be inching closer to the presidency. Yet Americans should think long and hard about her fitness for office. Australian writer Greg Maybury ponders her past, along with the implications and possible consequences of her election as America’s next commander in chief.

May 06 08:52

BEX Alert!!! - "Why North Carolina’s governor had to apologize to Bruce Springsteen"

Yesterday evening, the governor issued an apology through Politifact, saying he had the sales number wrong when he announced it on public radio.

Here’s the full statement from Josh Ellis, a spokesman for the governor:

“The governor apologizes for using the wrong number. It’s too bad Bruce Springsteen actually canceled on nearly 15,000 people at the last minute. Regardless, the governor is still keeping his Springsteen albums despite their political disagreements.”

(Rather misleading title from the Kosher Washington Post, don't you think???)



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May 06 08:44

Russian Orchestra Concert Celebrates Liberation of Palmyra, Syria From Islamic State

By Baran Hines

A Russian symphony orchestra under the leadership of famous conductor Valery Gergiev performed in Palmyra, Syria on Thursday to celebrate the city’s liberation from Islamic State terrorists. The concert performance was dedicated to the victims of the Islamic State’s brutal takeover of the ancient city.

The symphony orchestra concert titled “Praying for Palmyra – Music revives ancient ruins,” was performed in the Roman Theater of Palmyra. Islamic State, had previously used the theater for public executions as the site’s stunning visuals provided a backdrop for terrorist propaganda videos...

May 06 08:28

8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

By Gaye Levy

Something not frequently addressed by the survival and prepping community is the importance of good health and medical self-care. What I am referring to is individual responsibility for our own physical and mental wellness.

Why is this important? If there were to be a major disruptive event, whether local, regional or global in nature, you will need the stamina to survive adverse and even austere conditions, perhaps with minimal food, shelter, and water. Health care facilities may be scarce, if they exist at all.

Think about it. As much as we prep and do our best to store a year’s worth of food and supplies, how much attention do we actually pay to taking care of ourselves and staying informed of medical issues and topics?...

May 06 08:14

Even George Washington Agrees, Two Party Election Politics is a Sham

Waking Times

As the democratic nomination draws nearer, the Sanders campaign has been forced to drop ‘hundreds’ of employees in a last-ditch effort for the white house. Due to the situation at hand, it looks like the race for the presidency will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

May 06 08:12

Monsanto’s Next Weedkiller Uses RNA and It’s Far Worse Than RoundUp

Waking Times

While you and I are obsessed with glyphosate, Monsanto is turning to other genetically-modified atrocities — like RNA pesticides.

May 06 08:03

More and more Americans fed up, renouncing their citizenship in record numbers

Record numbers of Americans are in fact renouncing their citizenship as the homeland becomes a vast wasteland of filth and corruption.

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May 06 07:40

Feds Put Credit Card Felon In Charge of Major VA Purchasing Program

Almost immediately after Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate #11109-017 completed a 14-month sentence for using sensitive credit card data on his previous employer’s computer system to steal $70,000, he was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs in a position that ultimately led to his present job — running an office racked with credit card fraud and bribery problems.



May 06 07:40

TRUMP BEAT GOD: How Could Ted Cruz Have Lost When God Promised Him Victory? (Another Evangelical Fantasy Explodes)

Ted Cruz was called by God to run for president. His preacher dad said he knew that Cruz would win. God told him so. Cruz said God would raise up his people and elect him, that God was going to accomplish this. How could Cruz have failed? Why did God fail? Trump beat God.

May 06 07:39

Credit Suisse Banker Case Said to Widen With 3 New Suspects

Geneva prosecutors are widening their probe into Credit Suisse Group AG and one of its ex-wealth managers, identifying another three former employees as suspects in a case looking into unauthorized trades on the accounts of rich eastern Europeans, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

May 06 07:37

Outrage erupts at Paris police's 'brutal' search of triple-amputee man at train station (VIDEO)

The French public have exploded in anger after a video was posted online showing a man with no legs and only one arm sitting on a train platform, with his prosthetic legs scattered around him after being searched by police.
The footage shot at Paris Gare de Lyon railway station was posted on Facebook by Jean-Didier Bakekolo, who said he witnessed the May 2 incident.

The video starts with police officers walking away from the amputee who is sitting on the floor with his prosthetic legs removed.

“Officer, officer, we need you. Officer, turn back please. This is humiliation, it is not normal,” Bakekolo is heard shouting to the officers. But they don’t turn back.

May 06 07:36

Taxman gouges car buyers for money never spent

New car sales are up nearly 10 per cent this year over last year, and last year broke sales records. Canadians are spending tens of billions, and federal and provincial governments are raking in a healthy chunk of every dollar spent — 13 per cent, for example, in Ontario.

What the federal government is respectfully declining to discuss is the fact that it's also taxing people on money they aren't even spending, and forcing car dealers to collect it.



Owl 3
May 06 07:30

Muqtada al-Sadr’s Revolution

The miles of concrete blast walls that protect Baghdad’s Green Zone are the most enduring symbol of the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Last week, a wave of protesters, most of them loyal to Sadr, pulled down the walls and stormed the Parliament building. Some protesters beat up members of Parliament, broke furniture, and sent legislators fleeing for their lives.

May 06 07:29

Evidence hints Al-Nusra Front behind Aleppo refugee camp attack, no signs of airstrike - Russian MOD

Thursday's attack on an Aleppo refugee camp could have been carried out by Al-Nusra Front militants, Russia's Defense Ministry says. The damage pattern suggests rocket artillery use, and air control data show no sorties in the area at the time.



Carambola
May 06 07:29

TTIP Greenpeace leak shows how US can pressure EU to compromise health and the environment under trade deal

TTIP could lower standards in the EU by forcing it to accept lower standards on GM foods or harmful pesticides

May 06 07:29

Trump Has Message for Vicente Fox: Get Your Money Ready, You're Going to Pay for Wall

May 06 07:26

The truth about Donald Trump? Most of his ideas are sensible – and a Trump presidency wouldn’t be so bad

Not only do none of his real positions sound outlandish, but most of them chime very well with the mid-point of American opinion

May 06 07:24

TTIP chart shows how far advanced EU-US trade deal negotiations really are

Of the 27 TTIP chapters, 18 are more than half way through the negotiating process

May 06 07:23

9/11 - The monstrous myth

May 06 07:22

Gold is the purest money on earth

May 06 07:20

Israeli man seeks restraining order against God for not being nice

An Israeli man has petitioned a court for a restraining order against God because He hasn’t been too nice to him lately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where is God going to find a lawyer?!?

May 06 07:19

Trump backs Brexit, brands migration crisis a ‘horrible thing for Europe’

Donald Trump feels the UK would be “better off without” the European Union, blaming the migrant crisis on the 28-member bloc.

Telling Fox News he had a “feeling” it was the better option, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee said the EU “pushed” the migrant crisis on Europe.

“I would say the UK are better off without [the EU] personally, but I’m not making that as a recommendation, just my feeling,” he told the news channel.

Adding that he has a lot of investment in the UK, Trump then said he wants British voters “to make their own decision.”

May 06 07:19

‘You can go your way’: Erdogan rejects demands to change anti-terror law for EU visa deal

May 06 07:18

Lawmakers waging “McCarthyite attack on right to boycott,” legal groups warn, as Israel BDS movement grows

Activist groups are pushing back against lawmakers’ attempt to punish Americans who boycott Israel and other U.S. allies.

Pending legislation in dozens of states around the country, legal groups warn, would make “blacklists” of organizations and individuals that endorse boycotts like those organized in order to combat U.S.-backed apartheid in South Africa.

Legal experts have blasted the anti-boycott campaign as “21st-century McCarthyism,” and the National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights argue anti-boycott bills are an attack on the freedom of speech and likely unconstitutional.

May 06 07:17

LAPD hacks iPhone 5s, proves they don't need Apple backdoor

On March 18, the LAPD brought in a "forensic cellphone expert" who apparently was able to override the phone's security and reveal its contents. Neither the identity of the expert or the methods used to hack the phone were revealed. Also, the version of iOS that April Jace's phone was running at the time is also unknown.

May 06 07:17

Leading up to the General Election: An analysis of the 2016 Presidential race

The way I see it, things on the political forefront, leading up to the General Election, are going to get interesting to say the least, no matter what way you slice it.

May 06 07:16

70% of Germans oppose TTIP, survey says

May 06 07:15

US forced to buy boots for Afghan army despite billions already invested - report

Although the US spent $68 billion on Afghan forces over the past 14 years, that apparently wasn't enough to buy decent footwear for soldiers. It will now spend about $100 million on boots this fiscal year, and $215 million on shoes and uniforms next year.

May 06 06:50

Watch as evil cop pepper sprays innocent little squirrel

Looks like officer Davis has some explaining to do after pepper spraying an innocent little friendly squirrel in front of children who were obviously disturbed by the event.

Category:
Police brutality
Animal cruelty

May 06 05:41

Israeli Justice Minister: It’s Anti-Semitic To Ever Criticize Israel

Israel’s notoriously militant Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, equated criticism of Israel to anti-Semitism on Wednesday, in light of rising European support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS).
Note: Well, I guess that clears that up!

May 06 04:47

All Hell Breaks Loose In Jack Yantis Case: Idaho Law Enforcement Issues *USE EXTREME CAUTION* Statewide Alert For Deputy Who Killed Jack Yantis

According To The Law Enforcement Alert, Deputy Brian Wood Has Access To Explosives, Was Involved in Domestic Violence, 'Has Become Increasingly Unstable,' Is Separated from wife, and Has Frightened His In-Laws, who have requested increased police patrol of their home. Wood told Adams County Sheriff Office Adams "If cops get involved, shots will be fired." No one in local or state law enforcement notified the Yantis family of this danger. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman, who has known about this alert since January 22, continues to defend Wood and said just last week that he would rehire Wood if he is cleared of charges in the killing of 62-year-old Jack. Zollman faces a challenger, retired lawman Tom Watts, in the election for sheriff this November.

May 06 02:44

Democrats See Danger in Trump’s Developing Anti-Clinton Strategy

Listen for a few minutes to Republicans in the “Never Trump” camp, and you’d think the outcome of November 8’s election a foregone conclusion. Donald Trump’s unfavorables are so high, they argue, his bridges to minority voters so thoroughly burnt, that Hillary Clinton will inevitably trounce him in a landslide akin to Lyndon Johnson’s historic victory against Barry Goldwater in 1964.

But talk to Democratic strategists and you’ll hear a different story. Despite Clinton’s persistent lead in the polls, many of them are far from sanguine about her prospects against the presumptive Republican nominee. They view Trump’s ability to harness the anger of America’s dispossessed white working class as a powerful threat in several Midwestern swing states, especially now that he’s openly courting Bernie Sanders supporters and aping the Vermont senator’s rhetoric on trade. They worry the New York real-estate mogul’s brash, bullying campaign style could throw the easily flustered Clinton off balance, upending her campaign at a crucial moment. And they fear that a relentlessly negative campaign would turn women voters away from politics altogether, depriving Clinton of the votes she’ll need to overcome Trump’s likely advantage with white men.

“Ted Cruz and almost any other Republican would’ve been much easier, because they’re conventional politicians.”>>>

May 06 02:05

Aleppo Cease-Fire: In US talk Of Syria Deadlines, Russia Hears An 'Or Else'

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The US, and the rebel groups it backs, say they are frustrated over the lack of movement in the Geneva peace talks: in particular, no clear signs of a political transition that would remove the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry said this week that if the process leading to Mr. Assad's removal is not on track by the negotiated deadline of August 1, the US could adopt a "new approach" to the conflict. That could mean supplying rebel forces with sophisticated anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, which could effectively turn the Syrian conflict into a proxy war between Russia and the US.

Russian experts say that implied threat is calculated to remind the Kremlin of the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan three decades ago. Then, the US helped turn the tide of battle against the Soviets by supplying rebel forces with shoulder-launched Stinger anti-aircraft missiles.

"Perhaps this threat is being made to assuage US allies like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who really would like to see the US jump in and support a total war to remove Assad," says Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs, a leading Moscow-based foreign policy journal.

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May 06 01:52

Syria: Blame Game Begins

Refugee camp bombed near Aleppo: Multiple casualties reported, blame game begins

Sarmada is located in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province close to the Turkish border and is said to be controlled by rebel factions fighting the government of President Bashar Assad. The makeshift camp that was targeted is said to have been accommodating up to 2,000 people that had fled the war-torn areas seeking safety.

While there is no conclusive information on the perpetrator of the attack, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond immediately rushed to blame the bombing on the Syrian government.

“The Assad regime’s contempt for efforts to restore the cessation of hostilities in Syria is clear for all to see,” he said in a statement, while describing the reports pertaining to the attack as “horrifying.”

The attack comes just a day after at least 12 people were killed and 45 injured in suicide blasts in the Syrian city of Homs.

May 06 01:37

WATCH: Russian High-Tech Aircraft Conducting Flights in Syria (VIDEO)

The Russian Defense Ministry published a video of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducting flights in Syria on its official YouTube channel.

The video shows the incredible Su-25 fighter jet, Mi-8 transport-combat helicopter, Su-35s, the Su-24M and fighter-bomber Su-34.

The video was made using action cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The air force was involved in combating Daesh terrorists in Syria and was based at Hmeymim airbase in Latakia until the end of March 2016.

Currently, most of the combat vehicles have returned to Russia, but some aircraft and helicopters continue to strike militant positions.

May 5, 2016

May 05 20:11

Al Gore Reads His Global Warming Poem On CNN

Al Gore is truly a Renaissance Man. He wrote a poem on global warming and he really wants you to hear it. What he probably doesn't want you to hear is that the New York Times called his home a carbon-sucking machine, or that he traveled on more than 200 private jet flights last year. Burn baby burn.

This is cringeworthy. He is a horrible poet.

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May 05 19:56

Trump Trolls Paul Ryan For Saying He's "Not Ready" to Endorse

Open borders republican Paul Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper this morning he's "just not ready" to support Trump despite his being the presumptive GOP nominee because Trump himself has to "unify" the party.

TAPPER: So, Mr. Speaker, you have said throughout this process that you will support the Republican presidential nominee. Now you have a presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Will you support him?

RYAN: Well, to be perfectly candid with you, Jake, I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now. And I hope to, though, and I want to. But I think what is required is that we unify the party. And I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee.

Trump responded by trolling him in epic Trumpian fashion!

May 05 19:50

Spring snow surprises tourists in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The calendar says spring, but it doesn’t look like spring in parts of the Smokies.

For anyone heading into the Smoky Mountains Thursday it did not take long to figure out that winter gear is what you would need. The snow settled in Wednesday night and has been snowing off and on ever since, leaving a good dusting on the ground at Newfound Gap. People spent all day to check it out, take some pictures, and throw some snowballs around.

May 05 19:50

The Next US Coup in Latin America: Obama Takes Aim at Venezuela’s Maduro

Unsatisfied with only ousting Brazil’s President by leaking NSA surveillance to the country’s judiciary, Washington now seeks to break the back of Venezuela by fracturing the powerful Petrocaribe energy alliance.

May 05 19:49

NSA Heats Up Controversy Amid Decision to Destroy Complaint Files

The National Security Agency announced it would destroy internal records concerning issues surrounding workplace conflicts, causing a stir that the agency may be suppressing information about retaliation against whistleblowers within the organization.

May 05 19:49

Harrowing dashboard camera footage captures escape from supercharged Alberta wildfires the size of New York City that have ravaged Canadian towns, caused 88,000 to evacuate and are being battled by over 1,100 firefighters

Incredible dash cam footage has captured a man's terrifying drive through the supercharged wildfires tearing through Alberta, Canada, which have forced 88,000 people to evacuate their homes.

More than 1,110 firefighters, 145 helicopters, 138 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 air tankers were fighting a total of 49 wildfires that now cover land the size of New York City. Seven of the blazes are deemed out of control.

On Wednesday, one resident in the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray filmed the moment he had to drive across town through flying embers and black-out smoke.

Cars can be seen veering from lane-to-lane to avoid the flames as gusts of wind threaten to push burning trees over. Though it was filmed at 2pm, the sky is as dark as night.

May 05 19:48

Remember That "Taxation Without Representation" Thing? It's Happening Again

Everybody remembers learning about one of the central rallying cries of the American Revolution: “No taxation without representation!” Yes, the settlers in early America thought the idea of being forced to pay taxes without having a say in the decision-making of their overlords was very problematic.

In particular, the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back was a small tax on tea imports on the colonies, who did not have representation in the British parliament; this led to the infamous Boston Tea Party. Seems pretty minuscule compared to today’s 74,608-page tax code, right? Fortunately for modern-day Americans, the founding fathers fixed that problem after they kicked the crown to the curb… except they didn’t.

Oops.

What I’m telling you is that taxation without representation persists today, and that it’s even worse now than when it sparked a revolution.

May 05 19:47

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009.

Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails.

The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch in response a court order in a May 5,2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department, after it failed to respond to a March 18 FOIA request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)). The lawsuit seeks:

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And yet CNN and the FBI still insist they have found nothing wrong!

May 05 19:45

120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

A communique issued by the NAM's Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an "outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order."

The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of "the sovereign immunity of states and their institutions" a violation of U.S. international and treaty obligations.

May 05 19:42

Perry endorses Trump

Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

May 05 19:41

In 6 Months Since John Boehner CAVED And Made A Budget Deal With Obama: The Federal Debt Is Up $1 TRILLION

It's worth the click to see the photo I included with this story.

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May 05 19:38

BEX ALERT - First on CNN: FBI interviews Clinton aides including Huma Abedin as part of email probe

Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven't found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.

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Total FBI bullshit (and I did warn you.) On June 17, 2011, Hillary Clinton sent an instruction to her subordinate, Jacob Sullivan, to strip the classification headers off a document and send it non-secure. That right there is a violation of Title 18 Sec 793. So, as usual, the US officials are full of shit, and covering up treason!

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May 05 19:03

Black Trump Supporter Leaves MSNBC Host Speechless

Tamron Hall is exposed in an incredibly satisfying way as she is surprised and left speechless for a few moments after playing a clip of a black Trump supporter speaking so thoughtfully about Trump's campaign.

If you watch closely you can see her head explode.

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May 05 18:52

Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Torture Program Psychologists Can Proceed

By Derrick Broze

A federal judge has ruled that two psychologists formerly contracted with the CIA can be sued for their role in designing and implementing the torture program.

In late April, Senior Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled against two Central Intelligence Agency contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen, as they attempted to dismiss a case brought against them on behalf of three victims of the torture program they helped created. Both men are former U.S. military psychologists who are seen as the “architects” of the CIA’s torture program...

May 05 18:36

America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home

Op-Ed by Brandon Turbeville

As Western media outlets and the U.S. State Department attempt to gin up public sentiment surrounding alleged bombings of alleged hospitals that may or may not have even existed and that, even if they did, were nothing more than field hospitals for terrorists, the Syrian people are suffering under unimaginable conditions. These true victims, of course, are completely ignored by the same outlets that cry and pine over the deaths and setbacks of jihadists, rapists, torturers, and murderers.

Amidst the constant propaganda and dehumanizing method of reporting “news” in the West, both the humanity and the wishes of the Syrian people are lost completely...

May 05 18:15

North Carolina says it will defy feds over LGBT 'We're not going to get bullied'

A Political showdown between North Carolina and the federal government loomed Thursday as Republican state leaders vowed to defy the U.S. Justice Department’s deadline to repeal the state’s contentious new bathroom law.

May 05 18:12

The Truth Cartoon That Got This Farmer Fired – His Epic Response!

By Heather Callaghan

“I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon”

It was another week; another cartoon for farmer and comic artist Rick Friday – until the newspaper fired him after he dropped a truth bomb about corporate reality...

May 05 18:11

Police Used Stingray in Hunt for $50 Chicken Wing Thief

Stingray is a controversial cellphone tracking tool that sucks up information from all nearby cellphone users. It’s often sold as a vital tool for finding serious criminals and terrorists, an argument that is weakened somewhat when it emerges Annapolis police used it to try and find the perp in a $50 chicken robbery.

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May 05 16:59

More layoffs coming to Goldman Sachs

May 05 16:42

Review: Salman Abu Sitta’s, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir

‘I spent the rest of my life on a long, winding journey of return, a journey that has taken me to dozens of counties over decades of travel, and turned my black hair to silver. But like a boomerang, I knew the end destination, and that the only way to it was the road of return I had decided to take.’ Dr.Salman Abu Sitta.

May 05 15:05

Daisy-chained research spells malware worm hell for power plants and other utilities

World’s first PLC worm spreads like cancer

May 05 15:04

John McCain Fears Re-election Bid Will Be ‘Race Of My Life’ Thanks To Trump

Five-term Arizona Sen. John McCain fears the impact that having Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket will have on his re-election chances.

(*We're already seeing results , and Trump isn't even IN yet !)

May 05 15:00

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

No, seriously, it's a bad idea. Honestly

May 05 14:59

USA ranks 37 in health care

May 05 14:53

John Scura | Rockefellers, Rothschilds, & The Big Conspiracy

May 05 14:34

Turkey opposition dubs PM resignation ‘palace coup’

Leader of Turkey’s main opposition has slammed the ouster of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as a “palace coup” aimed at consolidating the president’s power.

May 05 14:27

Really, Bill? Ex-Prez Clinton Serves Up… Fried Chicken To Black People In Kentucky

In an apparent attempt to connect with Black Americans on a recent trip to Louisville, Kentucky, former President Bill Clinton decided to serve some fried chicken to black people at a local soul food café. Classy.

May 05 14:23

Japan’s Prime Minister Invites Putin to Tokyo Despite Washington’s Fury

Much to Washington’s chagrin, Tokyo and Moscow appear to be forming a partnership.

On Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The meeting signals a thaw in relations between the two countries, as Abe seeks to settle territorial disputes and gain improved trade deal conditions.

May 05 14:22

US Vows to Continue Operations in Hormuz Straight Despite Iran's Threat

US operations in and near the Strait of Hormuz will continue despite Iran’s recent threat to close the strategic strait in response to US-led maritime drills in the region, Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said during a press briefing on Thursday.

May 05 14:22

To Combat Russian 'Aggression,' Poland Orders New Artillery Vehicles

As part of its ongoing defense buildup, Poland has placed an order for nearly 100 new military vehicles.

May 05 14:21

Running on Empty? Why Riyadh's Economy is in 'Dire Financial Straits'

Riyadh is in dire financial straits and there is no guarantee that the Gulf kingdom will be able to overcome the current difficulties; Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's prognosis that Saudi Arabia's economy will be diversified away from hydrocarbons by 2020 is nothing less than wishful thinking, Paul Cochrane wrote.

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But they have money to bomb Yemen!

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