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Aug 06 11:08

Trump endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte

Published on Aug 5, 2016
Reaction on 'Hannity' after the Republican nominee throws his support behind prominent Republicans up for reelection

Trump just demoralized his hardcore support.

Aug 06 11:00

BREXIT BLOCK: EU bureaucrats tell Britain to PAY £20BN bill or we WON'T let you leave

The European Union has threatened to hold the UK to ransom if it fails to pay the bill, in a scathing attack on democracy following Britain’s momentous Brexit vote.

An EU source told a German newspaper: “A deal with Britain is inconceivable if the British do not settle these liabilities.”

EU Commission lawyers have warned Theresa May’s Government a failure to pay up would equal a debt default, according to reports.

The now 27-member bloc has been pushing through a mountain of bills unpaid for years, which now amounts to more than €200billion (£170billion) and it is alleged that the British share is around €25 billion euros (£20billion).

The crumbling Brussels club appears to be desperately trying to put blocks in the way of a British exit following the Leave vote on June 23.

EU big cheese Jean-Claude Juncker has already warned Britain will not gain access to the single market if it refuses to accept freedom of movement rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would imagine that Prime Minister May could well take a page from Iceland's experience with parasitical political and banker-types; just declare these bills as "odious debts", and not pay them.

Aug 06 09:38

Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Yet, leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents show that the Obama administration has long been involved in major bugging operations against the election campaigns -- and the presidents -- of even its closest allies.

The United States is, by far, the world’s most aggressive nation when it comes to cyberspying and cyberwarfare. The National Security Agency has been eavesdropping on foreign cities, politicians, elections and entire countries since it first turned on its receivers in 1952. Just as other countries, including Russia, attempt to do to the United States. What is new is a country leaking the intercepts back to the public of the target nation through a middleperson.

Aug 06 09:34

War against Isis: US-led coalition accused of killing civilians using 'scorched earth policy' in Syria

Members of the US-led coalition have been accused of deploying a “scorched earth policy” in Syria by activists who claim to have documented scores of civilian deaths.

One group of anti-Isis activists, called Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, has said air strikes supporting a key offensive in Manbij are killing innocent families.

“The international coalition is using a scorched earth policy in the city and supporting the Syrian Democratic forces that have been surrounding the city for two months,” the group said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not surprise me in the slightest; the US government has a very sordid history of saying one thing, then doing quite the opposite.

Aug 06 09:17

Group of Chicago Police officers known as the "Skullcap Crew" has been named in over 20 federal lawsuits and over 60 different misconduct complaints - Largest punishment being only 5 day suspension and have received 180 commendations

When Ebony Buggs followed the noise of commotion to a vacant unit below her apartment on Chicago’s West Side, she found a group of men beating teens from the neighborhood.
“I’m like, ‘Who the eff is you?’” she said of the February 2012 incident.
One man grabbed her and punched her in the face, according to Buggs, now 26.
Buggs’ mother, seeing her daughter lying on the ground, threatened to call the police.
“We are the police,” one of the men responded, as he grabbed her phone and threw it, Buggs’ mother recounted.

Aug 06 09:15

Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt

AFTER A WATCHDOG BLOG repeatedly linked him and other local officials to corruption and fraud, the Sheriff of Terrebone Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday sent six deputies to raid a police officer’s home to seize computers and other electronic devices.

Aug 06 09:06

CHICAGO POLICE WARN OF 'CIVIL UNREST' OVER PAUL O'NEAL COP SHOOTING VIDEO RELEASE

Chicago officers are seen firing at least 15 shots at a black Jaguar as it races down a tree-lined street. The car crashes. The driver bolts. Officers chase him down a driveway between brick houses and over wooden fences. Then multiple shots are heard.

Get down! Hands behind your back! You shot at us, mother------!"

Moments later, officers curse at 18-year-old Paul O'Neal as they put him in handcuffs as he lies face down. Hands behind his back, his arms appear limp. The back of his shirt is covered in blood. An officer holds his foot on O'Neal's leg. Another holds down the mortally wounded man's head.

The actual shooting, which occurred on July 28, isn't seen in the footage because the officer's body camera didn't record the moment he opened fire. However, police say the officer who shot O'Neal in the back violated policy. The teen, police learned, was not armed.

This video footage was released on Friday.

'Shocking and disturbing' footage

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, this kid made a very poor choice in stealing the car; and with Jaguar's reputation for being a highly theft-resistant vehicle, I am am rather surprised he was successful at doing this.

But that being said, did the cops have to kill him for it?!?

Don't the police in Chicago have "less than lethal" devices that stop someone, but don't kill them?!?

As stated at heavy.com:

O’Neal died shortly after the shooting in a hospital. The officers have not yet been identified. According to The Chicago Tribune, “The city’s use of force policy explicitly bars police from shooting into a car when the vehicle represents the only danger.” The videos show at least one officer firing toward the car after it has driven past.

Why do police officers, in so many cities around the country, believe that they can kill perps with impunity?!?

From where are they getting the message that it's OK to do this, and why?!?

With the real numbers in the Presidential race most probably showing Hillary Clinton tanking relative to the November elections, President Obama would not be above "insuring" that race riots happened all across this country, to give him the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and postpone the election as the result of those riots.

Please remember, as memorials and demonstrations regarding this incident happen across the country, rioting is precisely what the government wants you to do, as they will put those riots down "with extreme prejudice" (that means; shoot to kill).

Aug 06 09:06

Californian homes devastated after raging wildfires

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the California aquifers emptied, it is taking too long for the firefighters to pour thousands of those little bottles of water into the fire engine tanks! :)

Aug 06 09:05

2 female Belgian police officers wounded in machete attack, assailant shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

Two female officers were injured after being attacked by a machete-wielding man near the police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi, the authorities said. The perpetrator, who could be heard shouting “Allahu Akbar," was shot and injured by a third officer on site, the RTL radio station claims, citing local police.

Aug 06 09:02

N.J. bill would ban eating, drinking, grooming, reading behind the wheel

The bill from Assemblyman John Wisniewski would bar motorists from “distracted driving,” defined as “any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Eating and reading, I agree with. Drinking (other than alcohol); I don't think that is a problem given how brief it is.

Aug 06 09:01

CBS Scott Pelley Defends Hillary Clinton's Lying

Webmaster addition: Yet another pathetic attempt to excuse Hillary's lies. But if you add up all those excuses, it paints a picture of someone mentally unfit to be President.

She's wrong.

She has a weak grasp of reality (from when she claimed that she remembered FBI Director Comey agreeing with her that she was truthful).

Or her latest, in which Hillary explained away the above by saying her brain "short circuited."

What the FBI Director DID say is that Hilary is careless and negligent!

Do we need someone with those flaws holding the keys to the nuclear weapons?

Aug 06 08:58

FBI Finally Releases Secret Spy Plane Footage of Freddie Gray Protests

Spy plane footage has finally been released from the Freddie Gray protests. The footage released shows at least 3 unclaimed drones. Why is there such a need to spy on american citizens who are at a peaceful protest? According to Nathan Freed Wessler of ACLU, “In response to an ACLU Freedom of Information Act request, the FBI has released more than 18 hours of video from surveillance cameras installed on FBI aircraft that flew over Baltimore in the days after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in 2015. The videos, which were released to the ACLU before being posted online by the FBI this week, offer a rare and comprehensive view of the workings of a government surveillance operation. While the release of the footage addresses some questions, it leaves others unanswered.”

Aug 06 08:31

72 TYPES OF AMERICANS THAT ARE CONSIDERED “POTENTIAL TERRORISTS” IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents. At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens. And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Aug 06 08:29

Paris strikes astonishing partnership with secret Isis sponsor tied to Hillary Clinton

The City of Paris has struck a corporate partnership with French industrial giant, Lafarge, recently accused of secretly sponsoring the Islamic State (Isis or Daesh) for profit.

Documents obtained by several journalistic investigations reveal that Lafarge has paid taxes to the terror group to operate its cement plant in Syria, and even bought Isis oil for years.

Yet according to the campaign group, SumOfUs, Lafarge is the corporate partner and sand provider to the City of Paris for this summer’s Paris-Plages urban beach event. The project run by Office of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, will create artificial beaches along the river Seine in the centre and northeast of Paris.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this absolutely not surprise me?!?

Aug 06 08:24

Effective Immediately: Illinois Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Illinois is now the most recent state to show signs that it is beginning to move in the direction of more sensible and responsible drug laws, particularly when it comes to marijuana.

This is because Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week which makes Illinois the third largest state in the country to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses. The new law makes having 10 grams or less of marijuana a civil offense as opposed to a criminal one. Thus, the penalty for possession of over 10 grams will be a fine of up to 200 dollars.

Aug 06 08:22

Anger Grows as Taiwan Forced to Compete in Olympics as "Chinese Taipei"

Tears rolled down Chen Shih-hsin's cheeks as, olive wreath atop her head and medal around her neck, she saluted the flag that rose above the stadium.

But the anthem that played for the first Taiwanese athlete to ever win gold -- she won gold at the 2004 Olympics in the lightweight taekwondo competition -- was not the one Chen heard growing up, nor was the flag in front of her the red and blue of Taiwan.

Aug 06 08:21

Vet who lost leg in Afghanistan is raising money to send Trump to a real conflict zone so he can 'earn' a purple heart: “After all, you’re never too old to follow your dreams.”

Donald Trump was thrilled last week when a veteran at a Virginia rally gave him his Purple Heart. “I’ve always wanted to get a Purple Heart,” he said, dangling the medal typically awarded to soldiers wounded or killed while serving in battle. “This was much easier.”

Aug 06 06:58

The Ferguson Report, Part 2: African-Americans, Cash Cow for the City

In our excerpts from The Ferguson Report, Part 1: Breathing While Black, and Other Offenses, we presented a number of incidents that showed what African-Americans were subjected to every day by the Ferguson Police. This behavior was driven by racism at its rawest. But there was another dimension to this predatory behavior: Money. The more tickets the police wrote, the more money they earned for the city. And the more brownie points they earned for themselves. And the poor got poorer.

The situation is changing, but not fast enough. Please see details at the end of the article.

Aug 05 22:38

Washington Post Glorifying Khizr Khan Back In 2005

Professional hatchet bitch McCrummen misleads that Khans came to U.S. from Pakistan for liberty. No mention of their life in UAE where son (who resembles neither) was born.

Aug 05 19:24

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Resigns, Takes Job With Pro-Clinton, Pro-Israel Firm

e Commissioner William Bratton Speaks at The First National Personal Security Conference in Israel, 2014. (Photo: Israeli Ministry of Public Security) NEW YORK — (Analysis) New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a tumultuous second term as the NYPD’s top cop. Bratton, largely seen as the architect of the “broken windows” law enforcement strategy that targets low-level offenses in order to stop larger offenses, has been heavily criticized by social justice advocates, who have charged that Bratton’s tactics amount to a targeting of people of color who are then saddled with criminal records, promoting further problems for themselves and their families.

Aug 05 18:31

Former AIPAC official says Israel should get no US aid without ending ‘oppressive’ settlements

Here is another sign that what had been quiet disagreement between American Jews and Israel is breaking out in the open, thanks to the approaching jubilee year of the occupation. Citing “nearly half a century” of occupation, a former AIPAC official comes out for conditioning US aid to Israel on that country agreeing to freeze its illegal settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He says forthrightly that Israel’s “oppressive and discriminatory settlement policies in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem continue unabated.”

Greg Slabodkin, of Buffalo, is described as “a former opposition researcher for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,” or AIPAC, in his piece in the Hill. The article is pegged to the news that the Obama administration is going to sign an aid package with Israel giving it $40 billion over ten years, “the biggest U.S. military aid package ever given to any country.”

Aug 05 17:56

THE UN TAKEOVER HAS BEGUN…

Aug 05 15:40

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing

The widespread disdain for Donald Trump and the fear of what his presidency might mean have led to an abandonment of any sense of objectivity by many Trump opponents and, most notably, the mainstream U.S. news media. If Trump is for something, it must be bad and must be transformed into one more club to use for hobbling his candidacy.

Amid his incoherence and insults, Trump has raised valid points on several important questions, such as the risks involved in the voracious expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and the wisdom of demonizing Russia and its internally popular President Vladimir Putin.

Aug 05 15:18

George Zimmerman Punched In Face After Introducing Himself As Trayvon Martin’s Killer

If the reason you’re in the public eye is for killing someone, you’d think it would be best to keep a low-ish profile. Not so for George Zimmerman, who recently went to a restaurant and ended up outing himself, after which he was promptly punched.

Aug 05 14:39

Teen Facing Murder Charges For Killing Father Is A ‘Hero’ To Her Family

Bresha Meadows is facing aggravated murder charges for allegedly shooting her father with his gun. However, her mother claims that the 14-year-old’s actions saved the rest of the family from further domestic abuse.

Aug 05 14:33

BROTHER OF VICTOR THORN SPEAKS

Aug 05 14:08

THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR - PANEL DISCUSSION

This is a panel discussion that took place after the recent premiere of George Galloway's documentary - THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR . NB this appears to be a home made video probably shot on a cell phone, but the audio is quite good.

Warning: Quite a bit of swearing and rough language from the audience when the sole member of the panel who was there to defend Tony Blair's record had the mic.

Aug 05 14:01

The Reluctant Enemy

The Enemy according to Trump is unemployment, outsourcing, immigration, wars abroad, neocons and free-wheeling allies, the Clintonites chose, Russia as the enemy.

In words of Jeffrey Sachs, “Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex supporting every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.” And now she and her party set their sights on Russia.

Aug 05 12:51

27-second video: US State Department bursts-out laughing at idea they communicate for ‘transparency and democracy.’ Top ten rogue-state US crimes proves our tragic-comedy will continue until public demand for arrests

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Mark Toner is the US State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson (#2 to John Kirby) for the Bureau of Public Affairs. Yesterday, he opened their press conference with:

“Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy.”

Mr. Toner then exploded in wild laughter.

A reporter’s retort: “Is that what this is? I thought it was an exercise in spin and obfuscation”:

Five minutes of Toner's boss, John Kirby, proving spin and obfuscation:

Another tragic-comic minute of Kirby (explanation here) refuting transparency and democratic commitment for truth:

The millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted make this farce criminal, not a laughing matter.

Professionals can easily explain, document, and prove US rogue state crimes are no joke, with the following providing a definition then a “top ten” list of state crimes requiring arrests in a constitutional republic:

Aug 05 12:37

Jim Willie: Dollar Destruction “Will Send Shock Waves Throughout The U.S.” - Mac Slavo

The entire house of cards is crumbling, and the empire is more desperate than ever to hold it together.

Jim Willie of GoldenJackass.com tells the X22 Report that the dollar will soon be refused in international trade, and the loss of the dollar’s status will trigger massive shock waves throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

This isn’t just the same old warning about the someday-coming apocalypse. This is stuff that is really happening around the world. Geopolitical events, narcotrafficking and megabank money laundering are all reaching tipping points; the banks are insolvent, and their operators are readying the collapse.

The day will come soon when things will never look the same again. The U.S. we have all known is dying, and the American people will be left in shambles, as desperate to survive as Venezuelans are today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact what this man is saying is true, we had all better make sure we are as prepared for any possible catastrophe, social and economic, as humanly possible

Aug 05 12:26

Khizr Khan On Pakistan TV: Allah Causing Trump to Make Mistakes

According to Islamist Khizr Khan, Allah is personally taking down Donald Trump.

Aug 05 12:21

Vladimir Putin Just Issued A Chilling Warning To The United States

As the United States continues to develop and upgrade their nuclear weapons capabilities at an alarming rate, America’s ruling class refuses to heed warnings from President Vladimir Putin that Russia will respond as necessary.

In his most recent attempt to warn his Western counterparts about the impending danger of a new nuclear arms race, Putin told the heads of large foreign companies and business associations that Russia is aware of the United States’ plans for nuclear hegemony. He was speaking at the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

“We know year by year what will happen, and they know that we know,” he said.

Putin argued that the rationale the U.S. previously gave for maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons system is directed at the so-called “Iranian threat.” But that threat has been drastically reduced since the U.S. proved instrumental in reaching an agreement with Iran that should put to rest any possible Iranian nuclear potential.

Aug 05 11:40

Neocons Promote War on Syria: “Drone and Cruise Missile” Strikes to Take Out Assad

Ross and Tabler’s assessment on what Washington should do in Syria has imperial motives to destroy, destabilize and then control Syria and then target Hezbollah and eventually Iran. Israel would be the dominant power in the Middle East. One of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails from December 31st, 2012 was released earlier this year by Wikileaks proved that the then-Secretary of State under the Obama administration wanted to use military force to overthrow the Assad government from the start of the civil war and strengthen Israel’s security apparatus:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dennis Ross has never, ever met a potential war he didn't absolutely love.

But were I ever to talk with him about this proposal for Syria, I would have to ask the unasked question here. There is a 3,000 lb gorilla in the living room, snoozing on the Boesendorfer grand piano, and THAT... is the Russian presence in Syria, coupled with its fighting the jihadists, along-side the Syrian Army.

How will Russia respond to US strikes of this nature?!? Do Ross and Taylor believe that a war with Russia would be a "good thing" for the US to do, to get al-Assad out?!?

Because that, my friends, is a real possibility, if the US government follows their suggestion.

And Israel's "monopoly" on weapons in the Middle East just went KERPLUNK, when Erdogan locked down the Incerlik US/NATO base last month, post-coup, and that base contains an estimated 50 to 90 thermonuclear weapons.

the US and NATO personnel may well be evacuated from that base soon; but Erdogan most probably will not let those weapons out of his sight.

Turkish scientists are very bright people; they will figure out a way to over-ride the fail-safe commands, and program them with their own security codes.

Aug 05 11:32

WATCH: Paul O’Neal Chicago Police Shooting Videos [GRAPHIC]

Chicago’s police review board has released graphic videos relating to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Paul O’Neal as he fled a traffic stop. The videos dramatically capture the scene as officers fire toward the stolen Jaguar that O’Neal is in. O’Neal then exits the vehicle, and multiple officers give chase on foot. Officers direct expletives toward O’Neal as he lies on the ground wounded, with one calling him a “mother f—er.” The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office told Heavy that O’Neal was shot in the back.

Aug 05 11:27

Syria: CNN “Normalizes” Suicide Bombers and “Embeds Reporters” with ISIS and Al Qaeda “Freedom Fighters”

As the battle for Aleppo gathers momentum and the encircled terrorist factions respond violently to the strangulation of their supply lines and diminishment of their territory in eastern Aleppo, CNN goes to extraordinary lengths to obfuscate US connections to these terror gangs, romanticise the role of terror in Syria and even more astonishingly “normalise” suicide bombers and promote the re-branded Al Nusra as the new “moderates”.

Al Nusra Front (aka Al Qaeda in Syria) under new nomenclature suddenly become ‘freedom fighters’ (sounds familiar) and the new ‘reasonable option’ in the US mainstream media and the US voting public barely seem to notice?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The truth of the business is, there ARE no "moderate jihadists", as proven by the publicly filmed beheading of a Palestinian boy by a US-government sponsored group of jihadists a couple of weeks back.

Warning: this is NOT for the faint of heart, and is horrifically graphic.

Image of Palestinian boy being murdered by US-sponsored jihadists in Syria

I have to wonder; where was Clarissa Ward then?!?

Aug 05 11:16

Growing Organic Market In China But Is It Only For The Rich?

Despite being the second largest economy on the face of the earth, and rapidly moving to become the first, a vast majority of Chinese wouldn’t know it. The 20th century for China has been marked with low living standards, totalitarianism, war and genocide. Not content to suffer under only one ideology, China…

Aug 05 11:14

What Countries Will Hillary Attack if Named President?

It’s terrifying to consider what actions an emotionally unstable neocon leader may do as US president, a notorious war hawk, a Wall Street tool beholden solely to powerful monied interests controlling her and husband Bill.

She’s militantly anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran, anti-peace and stability. Ignore her gender and duplicitous rhetoric. A 2nd Clinton co-presidency would be disastrous - perhaps homeland tyranny and global war with nuclear weapons threatening everyone.

Nothing qualifies her for leadership, no redeeming features, plenty since the 1990s revealing her despicable record, pure evil by any standard - why she lacks credibility, popular support and trust, why common sense demands rejecting her.

I’ve said before and repeat again the disturbing likelihood of election rigging planned to make her America’s next president. She stole her party’s nomination from Sanders. Repeating grand theft in November may be baked in the cake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The better question is, should she win/steal the nomination, who WOULDN'T she attack, to please her monied backers and Israel?!?

Iran?!? China?!? Russia?!? Monaco?!? Lichtenstein?!? Andorra?!?

But of course, for people like Clinton, it's always other people's kids who conveniently get blown to bits or maimed for life in the pursuit of these endless, horrific wars of conquest.

These wars are not about freedom; honor; glory; or preserving "the American way of life".

Ultimately, these wars are all about increasing revenues for private corporate profit.

Aug 05 10:54

Obama at Pentagon: Syria Mess is All Assad's Fault

Two years ago this very week, in fact, President Obama informed the American people that he was launching "targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water..."

There was no chance of this very limited rescue operation expanding, he assured us:
As Commander-in-Chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq. And so even as we support Iraqis as they take the fight to these terrorists, American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq, because there’s no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq.
Two years later, the lies are laid bare. US troops are indeed fighting another war in Iraq, with the addition of wars in Syria and Libya to boot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man continues to lie with impunity, but even more terrifyingly, appears to have withdrawn to his own parallel universe when it comes to taking any personal responsibility whatsoever about the fluster clucks which he has either enlarged (like Afghanistan and Iraq) or Libya, where the actions of the US and NATO created a classic failed state status of its two, battling, governments.

Aug 05 10:39

Two Brothers Save Norwegian Woman from Serial Rapist Migrant

Two brothers saved a Norwegian woman from being raped by an alleged serial rapist migrant of "African origin."

Aug 05 10:21

Obama, Clinton and a permanent state of war: The never-ending bloodshed that no one wants to talk about

Back on election night 2008 I was outside the Rutgers dorms in New Brunswick, New Jersey when Barack Obama was declared the winner. Thousands of college students poured out of their dorms and onto the streets in a spontaneous celebration of the victory of “hope and change.”

Their joy and exuberance was contagious. On that night even the cops embraced them.

I often wonder where those millennials are today? How many are unemployed, have put off plans to get married, are stuck in low paying jobs, or are still living with their parents stuck on the treadmill that is their student debt.

Eight years later, the candidate that ran on “hope and change” has provided perfect continuity with the war on terror that was started by his Republican predecessor, except the civilian casualty list is much longer and the theater of the war much wider.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government, in its pursuit of these bloody,preemptive wars of aggression, in order to secure resources to which this country has absolutely no moral right, coupled with the extra-judicial assassinations of people with zero due process, appear absolutely to be engineered to create more wars.

This has had, and will have, ultimately, blowback at home.

People around the world, in resource-rich areas, do not hate us because we are free; they hate us because we have assassinated their wives; children, grandparents; aunties, and uncles in the name of control over their countries' resources, which will then be controlled by the multinational corporations which contribute to political candidates, and sold only in US dollars.

As I have said many times at this blog, as a Christian pacifist activist, I abhor violence as a tactic with which to resolve geopolitical disputes; but that being said, I can understand the anger which motivates such violence.

And as rational human beings, we cannot reasonably expect that this violence will not come back to haunt this country, either in the form of alleged "lone wolf" attacks, or concerted group efforts.

But should this happen, when it happens, we have no one else to blame but ourselves, for not demanding a national dialogue about these wars, and these extrajudicial assassinations, and how, perhaps we can avoid this in the future.

I have a very bright first cousin, who is a Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at a very prestigious university, and we talk every couple of weeks.

One of the things he has mentioned to me several times is that this country needs to start investing significant money with which to develop alternative energy which really works, and can power a plane, or ship, or tank.

That could make the need for fossil fuels nearly obsolete, which makes the necessity of invading those countries with those resources obsolete as well.

Can you imagine what the US government could do with the money being dead-ended into wars?!? We could develop a health-care system which really works; take care of our Veterans; fix our crumbling infrastructure; and develop an educational system which could be the envy of the world.

Unfortunately, however, people in leadership do what they know; and American leadership has been at an endless war with people all over the world for years, in order to grab resources, control them, and insure that they are sold only in US dollars.

I am deeply concerned that the only way this will stop is for this country to be so soundly defeated militarily that it will never contemplate wars of aggression again.

I hope I am wrong on that last bit, but realistically, that seems to be where this country is headed.

Aug 05 10:01

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State (from 1941 to the present)

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State.
A discussion of 31 events establishing the "national security state", more often called today the "warfare state", beginning 1941 and ending this decade. Also: how to identify good evidence, how to unravel deep fraud, and a list of 22 helpful experts. Not exhaustive or complete, this video is nevertheless a good starting point for anyone who wants to understand the military-industrial-governmental complex and many of our self-induced "problems" today.

Aug 05 09:57

CCTV shows Houston cop getting physical with a social worker he pulled over for traffic violation after she called 911 for a second officer

Video has been released showing the arrest of a Houston social worker who claims she was harassed and physically confronted by the police officer who pulled her over for a traffic stop.

Earledreka White, 28, was charged with resisting arrest in March and spent two days in jail, but is fighting the charges.

White was stopped for crossing a double white line while driving, however claimed she did nothing wrong.

She then called 911 asking for a second officer to attend the scene because the one she was dealing with was scaring her.

Aug 05 09:54

FLASHBACK - First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case Reveals She Did Not Use A Password

He was asked why he had proposed this solution, and he said it was “For ease of access” and, “as far as I knew, there was no requirement for her to be connected to our system” (even though he had earlier said that her having an email address assigned to her in the State Department’s system, the OpenNet system, was “required”). He said that the “ease of access” would be because of there being “fewer passwords.”

He was asked whether doing things this way was necessary in order for her to be able to access the Internet from the State Department, and he said, ”the Internet is available” to employees at the office, just as anywhere.

He was asked about the inconvenience of the State Department’s passwords system, and he said that he eliminated her need for any passwords:

A: She wouldn’t have had a password.
Q: So the computer would have just been open and be able to use without going through any security features?
A: Correct.

Aug 05 09:52

Pentagon Won’t Pay $300 Million Owed to Pakistan

The US owes some $300 million in “military reimbursements” for Pakistan under he Coalition Support Fund deal, in which the Pentagon agrees to reimburse certain nations for costs incurred supporting US wars. Pakistan is normally a large recipient, because of the protracted US occupation in Afghanistan.

They’re not going to be seeing that $300 million any time soon, according to the Pentagon, however, because Congress recently moved to condition all funds to Pakistan on the Secretary of Defense certifying that Pakistan is taking military action against the Haqqani Network.

That’s not to say that Pakistan isn’t doing so, rather Secretary Ash Carter simply doesn’t seem to intend to certify it one way or another any time soon, and because of that, the Pentagon can get away with just not paying the money they owe to Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the US government is perfectly fine sending crates of millions dollars to Iran to insure the safety and return of political prisoners, yet is unwilling to pay a promised sum to Pakistan, demonstrates to me that we have more than a little schizophrenic thinking going on in Foggy Bottom.

One of the most valuable things you can do, as an individual or government, is to keep your promises; apparently, the US government has completely forgotten that little piece of wisdom.

Aug 05 09:46

Manning’s Death Wouldn’t Be Enough for the State

This act of punishing Manning for her failed suicide attempt is just another cog in a brutal machine of torturing Manning for her perceived crimes. Just last year Manning was nearly thrown into solitary confinement for possession of LGBTQA+ reading material and (wait for it) toothpaste. There is no end to the control the state wants over Manning and people like her.

Because Manning symbolizes something that they want to crush: Rebellion.

And a government that is obsessed with control cannot allow Manning to live, or at least not in any real way. In this vein, perhaps the most damaging thing is that the military prison has consistently denied Manning, a trans woman, the necessary medical help so she can deal with dysphoria. This denial is in fact part and parcel of why Manning attempted to commit suicide in the first place among so many other factors none of us can even imagine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The additional punishment, unfortunately, may well ultimately lead to her suicide.

Should that happen,she may well be held up as a martyr by those who value peace, honesty, and transparency in government.

Aug 05 09:43

The US Plays Poker… But the Russians play chess…

That is why the United States government cannot think ahead. They can only think of winning this one hand and what is the probability of drawing that third ace to fill a full house. But the Russians are thinking ten moves ahead and what they’ll do if they manage to capture the American queen and both rooks off the board in a series of gambits planned in advance. The United States thinks it’s got another ace coming. But do we? I’m not seeing it. I think we’re holding aces and eights over here. The Dead Man’s Hand.

Aug 05 09:41

WATCH: State Dept. Spokesman Laughs Uncontrollably After Claiming Transparency

There mere idea of transparency coming out of the Obama/Clinton regime makes their own spokesman explode in uncontrollable laughter.

Aug 05 09:37

China's top court issued an 'ominous' message about the South China Sea

The days of nations jockeying for position in the resource-rich waters of the South China Sea aren't even close to being over, despite last month's historic legal decision rejecting China's claim to the majority of the region.

On Tuesday, China's top court said there was a "clear legal basis for China to safeguard maritime order, marine safety and interests, and to exercise integrated management over the country's jurisdictional seas."

The regulation states that those who engage in illegal hunting or fishing in China's waters will be pursued for criminal liability.

"This is kind of an ominous suggestion that they will be prosecuting people who enter the waters that China claims," Michael Davis, a law professor at Hong Kong University told CNN.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the time of the Treaty of Cairo, right after World War II, these islands have been universally considered part of Chinese territory.

To consider it otherwise is attempting to demonise China toward the geopolitical goal of causing a shooting war in the South China Seas.

Although the US government would like to see China's growth and power checked in the 21st century, as well as undermine its currency, a war against China (which would most likely mean a war against Russia) would be terribly unwise at this point.

And I say this because, at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome from a war against China.

The weapons procurement process in this country is nothing short of incestuous, with the same Congressional Representatives getting funded for their campaigns by the same weapons companies hungering for those lucrative weapons contracts which are ultimately greenlit by those same Congressional representatives.

Consequently, when weapons are delivered, they frequently do not work as advertised to the point of being obsolete upon delivery; are horrifically late, and obscenely over budget.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 05 09:33

Officials: George Zimmerman punched in face for allegedly bragging about killing Trayvon Martin

The man who said he shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense said he was punched in the face while he was talking to people at a restaurant in Sanford over the weekend.

Aug 05 09:22

Obama Can’t Believe Trump Thinks The Election Will Be ‘Rigged’

President Barack Obama on Thursday appeared half amused and half stunned by Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory, that the election will be “rigged” against him, failing to hide his disbelief when asked about the GOP presidential nominee’s claim at a news conference.

“I don’t even really know where to start on answering this question,” he said. “Of course the election will not be rigged! What does that mean?!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, President Obama, our Cocooned Commander in Chief, who lives in a comfortably parallel universe far from the rest of us, has never heard of the 2000 election, which was ultimately handed to George Bush by the Supreme Court after the terrible problem in Florida with rigged voting machines.

Would some of Rivero's Rangers please buy him a copy of "Recount", and "Hacking Democracy" and send these to him at the White House, accompanied by a link to the website blackboxvoting.org?!?

Thank you very much, folks!!

Aug 05 09:08

Former CIA Chief Smacks Down Donald Trump In Clinton Endorsement

Michael Morell ripped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his lack of experience and relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed Friday.

Morell held leadership roles at the CIA for over three years, serving as the agency’s acting director on two occasions during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. He lauded Clinton in the opinion piece for being “prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument” during their shared time in the Situation Room.

Trump, on the other hand, exudes traits that “suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief,” Morell wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be desperation on the cusp of madness, courtesy of the DNC.

Whatever this man was paid for his assessment, it cannot possibly have been enough!!!

Also, as reported at zerohedge.com today, we see the following stated by Mr. Morell:

Former acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013, Michael Morell has penned a NYTimes' Op-Ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and claiming "Mr. Putin has recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation." But as one commenter details, while Michael Morell portrays himself as some sort of bipartisan warrior, this is not true. He’s been vying for a position in a potential Hillary Clinton administration for three years now. Since he won't disclose his close ties with Hillary Clinton, we will... He was an active participant in painting the Benghazi attacks as caused by YouTube video. When Hillary Clinton says 'best information provided by the intelligence community" she is referring to her man in the CIA: Michael Morel Morell was the CIA official who crafted the "talking points" on Benghazi with the Obama White House according to his own testimony in 2014 to Congress. In emails later uncovered by Congress, CIA Director David Petraeus called the resulting talking-point language 'useless.' In 2013, he left the CIA to join a Wash DC consultancy group with strong links to Hillary Clinton. Beacon Global Strategies, Morell's employer, is a ten-person firm whose co-founders include Philippe Reines, a senior counselor to Hillary Clinton when she ran the State Department. Reines is still her spokesman, serving in that capacity in what New York magazine calls 'a second full-time job. “And if she runs again... Reines will be onboard,” the magazine concluded in Ferbruary 2014. Meaning that Morell, as a senior official at Beacon, will also likely be part of the Clinton spin machine. So with that in mind, here is Morell's Op-Ed "I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton"... During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president. No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president. Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security. I spent four years working with Mrs. Clinton when she was secretary of state, most often in the White House Situation Room. In these critically important meetings, I found her to be prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument.

Apparently, Mr. Morell is either singularly unacquainted with the fact that Osama Bin Laden died of natural consequences in December of 2001, or he is lying through his teeth; the highly staged assassination of some poor schmuck in Abbotabad in 2011 was simply a publicity stunt to make Obama look "Presidential" or "Commander-in Chief-ish".

And one has to wonder why Seal Team 6, which conducted this raid, as stated by Vice President Biden, died "mysteriously", in a chopper crash, after being fired upon (allegedly by the Taliban).

As reported at foxnews.com on 26 December, 2001:

Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader. "The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead," the source said. Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.

Aug 05 09:02

Jury Convicts Virginia Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Black Teen

A Virginia jury convicted a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, William Chapman, who was accused of shoplifting. The jury recommended he serve two-and-half-years in jail.

Aug 05 08:55

Iran Claimed Months Ago US Paid a Ransom, Nobody Listened

The Obama administration has spent the last several days claiming that a $400 million cash payment to the Islamic Republic of Iran had nothing to do with the coinciding release of four American hostages, but Iranian officials stated quite the opposite seven months ago.

Aug 05 08:54

NFL STAR TACKLES BLACK LIVES MATTER, CALLS THEM “HYPOCRITES”. WHY HE’S RIGHT AND ‘YOU MAD BRO’?

The Undefeated: What is your opinion of the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Sherman: It’s hard to formulate an opinion (not really, but continue to make sense) and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people ( George Soros funded thugs) who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. IT IS VERY HYPOCRITICAL.

Sherman went on to say that he wants ‘all lives to matter,’ and for everyone, regardless of race to be treated “decently.”

Aug 05 08:54

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Road to Airport in UK

Black Lives Matter protesters in the UK blocked a road heading to Heathrow Airport to prevent travelers from making their flights.

Seeing as how police brutality is non-existent in the UK, they decided to protest the fifth anniversary of the 2011 shooting of gangster criminal Mark Duggan.

Aug 05 08:52

HORRIFIC VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI BORDER POLICE TERRORIZE 8-YO PALESTINIAN GIRL AND STEAL HER BIKE

An Israeli cop has been suspended after a heartbreaking video was posted online showing two officers terrorize an innocent 8-year-old Palestinian girl.

The video, which was taken last week and surfaced on Tuesday, shows two Israeli border officers confronting a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian girl, Anwar Burqan, on Hebron’s al-Ibrahimi St., demanding she stop on the roadside. When the first officer confronts the girl he stomps on her bike and berates her until she runs away screaming and crying.

After the girl runs away, another officer walks up, grabs her bike and throws it into the bushes.

According to Haaretz, large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. Apparently, the girl’s bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, it takes a really MANLY Israeli cop to destroy a little Palestinian girl's bike for inadvertently driving on a portion of a street which is restricted for "her kind" of human, doesn't it?!?

Netanyahu will probably see to it that this guy gets promoted!!

Aug 05 08:49

Vets Crash John McCain's Office, Ask Him To Dump Trump

“Donald Trump has proven that he is a bigot.”

That’s how Nate Terani, a Navy veteran from Arizona, greeted the woman at the front desk in Sen. John McCain’s office on Thursday afternoon.

Aug 05 08:48

Passenger Raises Thousands to Send Uber Driver to See His Son in Olympics

A Pennsylvania Uber driver's dream of traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to see his son compete in the Olympic Games is coming true thanks to a chance encounter with a determined passenger.

Aug 05 08:46

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE KILLING US – MEET ONE OF THE DOCTORS WHO JUST PUBLISHED A PAPER ABOUT IT

“Any drug causing more side effects than benefits will not be called a medicine. It would rather be called a poison.”

Here, we are talking about antidepressants. Dr. Peter Gotzsche, co-founder of Cochrane Collaboration (the world’s foremost body in assessing medical evidence), is currently working to make the world aware of the fact that the side effects associated with the several pharmaceutical grade drugs are actually killing people all over the world. According to his research, 100,000 people in the United States alone die each year from the side effects of correctly-used prescription drugs. He published many papers reasoning the fact that antidepressants are making people suffer with its harmful effects to a large extent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would far rather take my supplements and exercise than trust any doctor's prescription at this point.

A number of years ago, I had joint pain so intense that I could not play my acoustic piano or harp. The HMO we went to gave me numerous tests, but none that ever got to the source of my discomfort.

I was put on a pain medication by my doctors, which barely managed the pain.

However, I found out later that the drug company which manufactured this drug was paying doctors to prescribe this medication, even if it was "off book" (had never been studied relative to the kind of pain for which it was being prescribed.)

That was probably the big reason I was never given the one test I should have been given to find out what the root of my problem was; for chemical sensitivities.

When Mike and I came back from San Francisco, where he was working on a project, the pain returned with a vengeance. I went to see my orthopedist, had an x-ray done, and this man said he could see nothing in the x-ray to explain the pain I was feeling.

I remember coming home in tears and asking Mike, "Can you please tell me WHEN in my schedule do I have the time to be a hypochondriac?!?"

He did some research on line, and found out that the kind of joint pain I was experiencing frequently came from sensitivity to formaldehyde precursors, which are ubiquitous in lower-end cosmetics and cleaning products. We read labels, and threw out a bunch of cosmetics, and cleansers.

Within 24 hours, I was able to walk without pain for the first time in half a decade.

The next time I went to my orthopedist, I threw the confirming research down on his office table, and told him, "The next time you have a client who comes in with these kind of symptoms, but you see nothing on the x-rays, have them tested for chemical sensitivity! You could have saved me from unnecessary pain and suffering if you and your team had done this from the beginning of my symptoms manifesting!!"

When the Pfizer story got out, the two doctors who had been treating me either "retired", or were summarily fired from my HMO.

This is why, in the future, I will have absolutely no problem asking a physician point-blank if they are compensated for prescribing whatever drug they are prescribing for me; call it a patient's right to know.

Aug 05 08:39

Protesters Interrupt Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although Hillary tries to conceal it, you can see a moment of real fear on her face.

Aug 05 08:37

THIRD WORLD: Flint mayor suspends garbage pick-ups, tells residents to keep trash inside pending further notice

A dispute over who should be paid to pick up the trash has left residents of Flint, Michigan, which made national headlines this last spring over its ongoing water crisis, with nowhere to put their garbage but piled up inside their homes.

Aug 05 08:27

In Latest Scandal, Trump Retracts Statement He Saw Video Of "Iran Cash Exchange" Just As Clip Emerges

It is unclear where Donald Trump might have caught the clip of the video, and whether or not the cash disclosed is what Iran claims it is (in light of the WSJ revelations it is very likely that this is indeed the alleged payment in question) but the footage was widely discussed several months ago when the hostages were released. The Iranian TV ran it with a title “The Rules of The Game." It was released on BBC TV during a segment discussing the release of the prisoners.

In other words, it did exist. Which is why it is quite ironic that following an onslaught of media pressure, Trump admitted weakness and was forced to deny his previous statement, even though this may have been the one case where no such admission was required.

Aug 05 08:26

NICARAGUAN PRESIDENT REMOVES POLITICAL OPPOSITION FROM CONGRESS, NOMINATES WIFE AS VICE PRESIDENT

While Latin America’s love of the political left has decreased as the oily money runs dry (e.g. Venezuela), one leader continues to strengthen his political grip across all corners of his country. Daniel Ortega, the 1980’s guerilla fighter who rose to fame by removing the Somoza dictatorship, is now creating his own version of authoritarianism.

Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November 2016, where Ortega will run for his third term (after changing the constitutional term limits). Evidently, Ortega is the overwhelming favorite given that he banned the main opposition party from running. Moreover, last week he removed all political opposition from Congress, essentially guaranteeing unanimous support from the legislative, judicial and executive branch. He stands alone.

This week, he nominated his wife as his running mate, and guaranteed that the Presidency will remain a family-run business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the United States is absolutely no stranger to political dynasties either, as witnessed by the rise of the Bush family, and the Clintons!!

Aug 05 08:11

Secret Service: Armed man arrested at Trump Tower; no threat

The Secret Service says an armed man who tried to breach a secured area outside New York’s Trump Tower as Donald Trump was coming home has been arrested.

But authorities say the man was a retired law enforcement officer who was armed legally and posed no threat to the Republican presidential nominee.

Federal authorities haven’t released his identity. He’s due in court Wednesday to answer expected charges of resisting federal officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story keeps twisting and turning like a snake on meth!

Aug 05 08:05

Rio 2016: Officials forced to cut their way into Olympic stadium after losing keys to gate

A gate of the Maracana Stadium, the host venue of the Rio Olympics, had to be forced open after organisers reportedly lost the key.

Aug 05 08:04

Two Muslim women who work for US government escorted off plane as they made staff ‘uncomfortable'

Two American Muslim women were asked to leave an American Airlines plane after one of them talked to another passenger about the lack of water and food and a flight attendant said they had made him feel “unsafe”.

Aug 05 08:04

Hillary’s Shariah Law Expert Khizir Khan Folds His Tent

Khizir Khan, the father of the celebrated dead Muslim soldier, has much to hide from the American electorate, judging from the fact that the website of KM Khan, immigration attorney and Shariah law scholar, has been pulled from the Internet. He’s packed his tent to ride off into the sunset on a camel.

Hook, line and sinker, the mainstream news is dangling like a sucker fish chummed by that Shariah-espousing shyster for the Saudi lobby, namely Khizir Khan, Esq. The shameless press corps simply repeated his partisan diatribe at the Democratic party convention at face value without fact-checking or even the slightest pretense of balance. Nor was the circumstances of his soldier son's death put in the context of an illegal war in Iraq and subsequent jihadist upsurge. The televised subversion of American democracy was accomplished flawlessly by a planted agent of the Sunni Salafist regime, who sat next to Hillary Clinton on the night of her nomination.

Aug 05 07:21

Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

“Change” is an Obama specialty. But he did nothing to change our nuclear arms policy, except to beef it up. No sign of a “moral imagination” imagining the devastation that this policy is leading us toward. No imaginative ideas to bring about nuclear disarmament. Just promises not to let the bad guys get ahold of them. They belong to us.

“And since that fateful day,” Obama continued, “we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan have forged not only an alliance but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war.”

This is sinister. As a matter of fact, it was precisely through war that the U.S. forged this alliance and this friendship – which the United States is now trying to militarize in its “Asian pivot”. It means that we can wipe out two of a country’s cities with nuclear weapons and end up with “not only an alliance but a friendship”. So why stop now? Why not make more such “friends” in the same way, for instance in Iran, which Hillary Clinton has expressed willingness to “obliterate” if the circumstances are right.

Aug 05 07:07

1-minute video: Obama smirks, denies election fraud; won’t/can’t address President of American Statistical Association’s report documenting Democratic Primary election fraud. Had enough to demand arrests, or prefer dictatorship?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ Gandhi on British responses to India’s requests for independence, and for British justification of their invasion, military occupation, and theft of resources as “Christian” and helpful (unsourced, and certainly in spirit of Gandhi’s work)

1-minute video:

In smirking denial reminiscent of President W. Bush, President Obama claimed to not know what a “rigged election” means, and a “conspiracy theory.”

Denial is a usual first response of the criminal liar, and certainly more plausible than Obama being unaware of widespread coverage of election fraud in the Democratic primaries. This documentation includes a report led by the President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Fritz Scheuren:

Aug 05 06:47

Armed mugger killed in gun drama near Olympics as Russian diplomat drags motorcycle robber into his car and shoots him dead

The Russian vice-consul in Rio de Janeiro dramatically shot dead an armed mugger who had tried to hold him up in his car - just after the Olympic torch relay had passed by on the last day before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony.

Aug 05 05:35

Clinton Body Count +5 in Just 6 Weeks!!!

MEDIA BLACKOUT: Hillary will stop at nothing to claw her way into the White House; unfortunately, people are dropping dead left and right in her path and, in the case of the last two found dead earlier this week, the mainstream media is pretending not to even notice they are gone...

Aug 05 04:17

Americans Are Going to be Disappointed in Election Outcome

It is a sad commentary on the state of political life in the United States that our political conventions have become more like rock music festivals than competitions of ideas. There has been a great deal of bombast, of insults, of name-calling, and of chest-beating at both party conventions, but what is disturbingly absent is any mention of how we got to this crisis and how we can get out.

Aug 04 19:38

BEX ALERT: NBC/WSJ Poll: Hillary Clinton Jumps to Nine Point Lead Over Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has jumped out to a nine-point lead over Donald Trump, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll shows, nearly doubling the five-point advantage she held over her Republican foe before the political conventions.

In a head-to-head matchup, the Democratic ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine receives the support of 47 percent of registered voters, while the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence gets 38 percent, the survey shows. Last month, Clinton led Trump by a margin of 46 percent to 41 percent.

Webmaster addition: This is a variation on the "Trump is quitting" hoax, intended to discourage his supporters by claiming Trump is losing in the corporate media's "we changed our polling methodology" phone polls.

Aug 04 18:51

Dame Lowell Goddard resigns as head of child sexual abuse inquiry

The chair of the public inquiry into institutional child abuse has resigned saying it was beset with a “legacy of failure” that was hard to shake off.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who was appointed in February last year to chair the unprecedented inquiry into decades of child abuse and its cover-up, threw the future of the huge public inquiry into doubt with her departing comments.

After a brief resignation letter to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, Goddard released a statement that indicated the controversies and challenges of the inquiry since it was set up in 2014 were insurmountable.

Aug 04 17:58

Clinton claims ‘consistency;’ 13-minute video documents eight huge lies, flip-flops. Americans: this is all you’ll ever get from .01% ‘leaders’ until you end this US rogue state with arrests

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Global Research’s sharp 13-minute video documents Hillary Clinton’s lies and flip-flops on these topics:

Same-sex marriage.
Whether she’s progressive or moderate.
Claimed she turned over all State Department e-mails when that total is less than 1%.
Claims she “went to Wall Street and said cut it out” while she takes money from those she claims to “criticize” (as if “cut it out” represents leadership and legal power to stop illegal activity).
Blames victims of mortgage fraud when those offering the contract are legally responsible for ethical verification.
Former universal health care support in rhetoric, then attack Sanders on that very policy position.
Claims she “mis-spoke” about being “under sniper fire” in Bosnia after being documented making the claim on five occasions.
Supported NAFTA and blocked opposition. Now claims to be a critic of NAFTA and lies about previous support.

Aug 04 17:30

Antitrust Experts Warn Against Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Opinion Questions the Legality of Bayer-Monsanto Merger on Antitrust Grounds, Outlines Risks Posed by Merger

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 15:57

Professor Claims Trump is Inspiring Violent Civil Unrest by Warning of Rigged Election

Ohio State University Professor Dan Tokaji claims that Donald Trump’s concerns over the presidential election being rigged could lead to violent civil unrest.

Aug 04 15:53

UTTER BS : Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ could be punishable racial harassment…

Workplace harassment law has become a content-based, viewpoint-based speech restriction, including on core political speech. A pretty serious First Amendment problem...

Aug 04 15:50

Most Blacks In US Experience Police Brutality: Poll

Two-thirds of young blacks and 4 in 10 Latinos in the US say that they or someone they know has experienced police violence or harassment by law enforcement officers, according to a new poll.

The GenForward poll found that two-thirds of young African Americans and about half of the Hispanics said they had personally experienced violence or harassment at the hands of the police.

Aug 04 15:25

VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Vegas rally stage…

There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke.

Aug 04 14:00

'Reign of terror': Fear in the Philippines as police embark on state-sanctioned 'killing spree'

People in the slums of Manila are living in fear after new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called on police and vigilantes to kill drug suspects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it gets rid of the drug corruption...

Aug 04 13:44

FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks

The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.

Aug 04 13:40

Gun Control Works! Mass knifing by Somali teen stuns UK… (BAN KNIVES!)

THE Somali teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after a knife attack in central London, where one woman died and five others were injured, has been named by sources as Zakaria Bulhan.

Aug 04 13:28

LA Times Admits: Media Ditching Objectivity to Attack Trump

“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP recently reported. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”

Aug 04 13:19

With Terror and Rape Spreading, “Self-Defense Weapons Permits Hit Record Highs” in Germany

It is sad that Europeans have been so disarmed that they must literally ask their government for permission to defend themselves, but that reality will not stop people from doing what it takes to protect themselves and their community.

Aug 04 13:16

Who Runs America? The Truth About The Secret Government & Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Are we really free? Or have we been conditioned to believe we are? Corporations and mainstream media have us glued to our TV screens, searching for answers, searching for promises that can never be kept. Living as the puppets we are, we’ve become distracted from the truth, our attention diverted to what we want to hear as opposed to what we need to hear.

Aug 04 12:38

Zika Psyop to Justify Releasing Millions of Bill Gates' GM Mosquitoes in Florida

Classic Hegelian dialectic: we are seeing a ridiculous level of fearmongering over what has predominantly been a benign virus for decades right on cue to justify the proposed "emergency" release of millions of billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates' $20 million genetically modified mosquitoes on a strongly opposed public in what will essentially be a giant science experiment with unpredictable results... problem — reaction — solution style.

Aug 04 12:27

Man Pulls Over Speeding State Trooper, Lets Him Off With A Warning

A man put a police officer under a citizen’s arrest when he noticed the Texas state trooper speeding without flashing his emergency lights. It was all caught on the citizen’s dashboard camera.

Aug 04 12:12

German Man Facing Charges for Hurling INSULTS at Munich Mass Shooter

The German government is set to prosecute a German man for calling a mass shooter mean names!

Aug 04 11:40

Baltimore: Impunity For The Police And Prison For The Resisters

“THE RULE OF LAW MUST BE UPHELD, AND CRIMINALS WHO DESTROY PROPERTY AND JEOPARDIZE LIVES MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.”

— U.S. ATTORNEY ROB ROSENSTEIN ON THE FEDERAL INDICTMENT OF A THIRD PROTESTOR IN BALTIMORE

The cartoon character that Bill Clinton referred to during the Democratic Convention in relationship to how Hilary Clinton is depicted is not the only cartoon caricature in need of deconstruction. The cartoon that has entertained people around the world for the at least the last century has been the cartoonish depiction of the U.S. as a nation and culture committed to democracy, justice and morality.

Aug 04 10:14

Paul Nehlen: "Let's Retire Speaker Paul Ryan and Send Him Back to Wall Street Where He Belongs"

Every Wisconsinite needs to vote for this man on August 9th.

Paul Ryan has to go.

Aug 04 09:51

Hillary Clinton Exposed: Unfit for security clearance

Aug 04 09:42

Some 270 Russian athletes cleared for Rio Games – president of national Olympic committee

About 270 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the summer Olympics in Rio, according to the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Aleksandr Zhukov.

Aug 04 08:48

GOP congressman says he can't support Trump: 'I'm an American before I'm a Republican'

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Wednesday that he doesn't see how he can endorse his party's nominee, Donald Trump, in the wake of the week's events.

Aug 04 08:47

Homeless remove 48,000 pounds of trash from San Jose creek

Amanda Fukamoto's campsite along Coyote Creek is the cleanest around. But the creek she calls home is a trash magnet. It's cluttered with years of castoffs from homeless residents and illegal dumpers.

Aug 04 08:32

SWAT Team Destroys Man’s Home, Offers No Compensation Or Apology

A manhunt for a shoplifting suspect turned disastrous for one homeowner who committed no crime other than living in house and being in the wrong place and the wrong time. The homeowner is now suing the city of Greenwood Village for compensation.

Aug 04 08:10

London stabbing: suspect is Norwegian Somali with 'no evidence' of terror

A 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin is being questioned by police after a woman from the US was killed and another five people were injured in a stabbing attack in Russell Square in central London.

Police believe the attack was “spontaneous” and triggered by mental health issues, with victims selected at random. The Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, said: “We’ve found no evidence of radicalisation that would suggest the man in our custody is in anyway motivated by terrorism.”

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