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CURRENT EVENTS

May 24 11:23

SO, YOU THOUGHT BANK OF AMERICA WOULD BE PUNISHED FOR ROLE IN 2008 CRISIS? THINK AGAIN

In a reversal of the smidgen of accountability forced on Bank of America for its role in the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. appeals court threw out a jury’s verdict — and with it, the $1.27 billion fine BoA would have paid for mortgage fraud. Though the Department of Justice had alleged Countrywide Financial Corp., which was purchased by Bank of America in 2008, had sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad loans through its “Hustle” mortgage program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found insufficient evidence to back charges of fraud.

May 24 11:15

Guccifer may have Hillary emails stashed online

Lazar also claimed to have hacked into Hillary’s email server, but thus far has not offered any proof of doing so. It may be that Lazar has additional files on Google Drive or other web servers where he stored Hillary’s emails that he can now share with the FBI as part of the plea deal.

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May 24 11:09

Holy Taco’s Flowchart to Help You Determine What Religion You Should Follow

Not sure what religion to follow? Holy Taco has created this handy flowchart to help you make up your mind.

May 24 10:55

Hillary Clinton to California: “Drop Dead”

By now, anyone paying the least attention knows that the dishonest Democratic establishment and dishonest mainstream media have created a false narrative of bad behavior by Bernie Sanders supporters at the Nevada State Democratic State Convention on May 14. The evidence-free claims about “thrown chairs” (none) and “death threats” (tasteless insults) have been widely rebutted, but they have served their purpose all the same: taking attention away from the arrogant, autocratic management of the Nevada convention by establishment Democrats working on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

It’s a measure of Democratic Party panic that party leaders feel the need to run a despotic convention, autocratically ramming their preferred results through when there were only two national delegates at stake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a very real possibility that Judicial Watch may come up with enough bombshell information, created through a public lawsuit or indictment, which could damage Clinton enough, before the elections, that she would have to resign from the campaign.

That is why Sanders is smart to stay the course; because IF Clinton has to retire before the convention. at that point, Biden may make a grab for the nomination, bringing Sanders in as a Vice-Presidential candidate.

But I would very much suspect one thing from the Obama White House; if their internal polling suggests, even mildly, that Trump might win, the Obama Administration is going to put this country into one, or several horrific wars before Trump is sworn into office, to insure that his first hundred days, and beyond, if possible,will be absolute hell.

May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 10:36

Forbidden Alliance: US Won't Let Russia, Turkey, Iran Unite Against Daesh

Washington is trying to deter any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria: if the three countries unite their efforts against the terrorists, the jihadists will easily be defeated and the US will thereby lose its ability to destabilize the region, Iranian political analyst and former journalist Hassan Hanizadeh told Sputnik.

The US is thwarting any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran to fight the terrorist groups in Syria, Hassan Hanizadeh, former editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency MehrNews told Sputnik.

Meanwhile, Washington is using the terrorist groups operating on the ground in Syria as a tool to divide the countries of the region. Thus, the political editor added, the US is interested in keeping relations between Turkey and Russia strained and in stirring tensions between Iran and Turkey.

Washington, he explained, is interested in extending its sphere of influence in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And as the rotted corpses keep piling up in Syria, courtesy of US-government trained and funded jihadists, the US government doesn't give a rat's derriere about the carnage, as long as it believes it is on a path to oust Al-Assad.

Dare I say, in their minds, "the end justifies the means", even of the means results in thousands of innocent civilians, including women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, dead?!?

Sure as heck looks like it, from where I sit.

In the 21st century, the US government has become the most horrific "judge, jury, and executioner" toward the rest of the world humanly possible.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

May 24 10:04

A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.

Like Markopolos, Ortel has an impressive resume. Ortel’s LinkedIn profile shows that he received his B.A. from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously worked as a Managing Director at investment bank Dillon Read and later as a Managing Director at the financial research firm, Newport Value Partners. In more recent years, Ortel has been a contributor to a number of news outlets including the Washington Times and TheStreet.com.

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I certainly hope this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies!!

May 24 09:57

First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.

There’s no allegation that the foundation did anything improper; the probe has focused on McAuliffe and the electoral campaign donations, the officials said.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.

Among the McAuliffe donations that drew the interest of the investigators was $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, through his U.S. businesses. Wang was previously delegate to China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s ceremonial legislature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's funny, the way this article characterises China's National People's Congress as "ceremonial"; because right now, looking at the way members of Congress have been purchased by corporations, the US government's alleged representatives, look pretty darn ceremonial to me!

But getting back to McAuliffe, I seriously doubt that anything real , or any bombshell revelations, will be uncovered.

That being said, however, if it appears to the Clintonistas for one millisecond, as though this may be the case, look for Mc Auliffe to start to get "very very depressed" ; and we know, from the example of the death of Vincent Foster, just precisely where that "depression" can lead.

May 24 09:54

‘We have solution to your problem’

Austria presidential race: Nationalists give voters feeling of ‘We have solution to your problem’

In an effort to win over new supporters after the Austrian anti-immigration Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer nearly became the first far-right head of state in the EU, the government has promised to take measures on asylum for refugees and to boost security.

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(*another crooked election , I see .)

May 24 09:47

EgyptAir crash: Body parts retrieved from flight MS804 crash site 'point to an explosion on board aircraft'

A forensics official has said human remains retrieved from the area where EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed point to an explosion on board.

The anonymous official is part of Egypt's investigative team and has examined victim's remains at a morgue in Cairo.

He told the Associated Press that all 80 body parts received so far are small and that “there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head", adding: “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down...but I cannot say what caused the blast."

Egypt's al-Watan newspaper quoted another unnamed forensics official saying the plane blew up in mid-air, leaving remains “no larger than the size of a hand”, but that it has yet to be determined whether an explosive device was to blame.

The head of Egypt's forensics authority denied there was evidence of an explosion later on Tuesday.

May 24 09:41

Feds, PETA Find Animals Frozen Alive, Gassed, Sick At Pet Dealer

Federal investigators found at least 117 violations of 14 federal laws at a Pennsylvania pet dealer, where animals lived in filthy, cramped conditions and were left to freeze or suffer from sickness. The investigation was prompted by an undercover PETA video.

May 24 09:36

The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month

In East Africa’s most prosperous economy, the average city resident pays up to 16 bribes per month, according to Transparency International. Locals have dubbed Kenya “ya kitu kidogo” — the land of the “little something” — a kind of homeland of the bribe. And on the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi, the victims of those bribes point their finger at one perpetrator.

May 24 09:36

Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
The state-run news agency Sana said the attacks constituted a "serious escalation", and were aimed at derailing peace efforts.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks.
The cities, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, are part of the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad and have, until now, escaped the worst of the civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the carnage here.

Then, understand that behind it all is the United States Government, which is funding and training these insurgents, and attempting, by whatever means necessary, to throw Bashar Al-Assad out of office, and replace him with a compliant, western-centric puppet.

May 24 09:35

Texts from Sussex Police asking offenders to hand themselves in ‘surprisingly effective’

More than 13,000 people are subject to outstanding arrest warrants across England according to national reports earlier this month, and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne asked what the local picture was at a performance and accountability meeting last Friday (May 20).

May 24 09:34

The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month

In East Africa’s most prosperous economy, the average city resident pays up to 16 bribes per month, according to Transparency International. Locals have dubbed Kenya “ya kitu kidogo” — the land of the “little something” — a kind of homeland of the bribe. And on the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi, the victims of those bribes point their finger at one perpetrator.

May 24 09:30

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

The Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system.

On Friday, a DC-based think tank issued a report calling for additional funding to advance US missile defense technology to combat what they view as a rising nuclear missile threat from Russia.

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at Western assertions that Russia poses the preeminent threat to the US and NATO, labeling the idea of an attack against the military alliance "the type of thing that only crazy people think, and only when they are dreaming."

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Have these gentlemen gone utterly barking mad, to be suggesting such things, and have they completely lost their reality licence?!?

Russia has not demonstrated any national government behaviour which could possibly be construed as "aggressive" under Putin's watch; in fact, it has been more than reasonable, given the nature of US and NATO actions against it.

Rather than demonising Russia, the US government and military need to look at where its own weapons systems development and procurement systems are broken, and fix the problems.

And that problem starts with the incestuous relationship between weapons manufacturers and the Congressional representatives who award the contracts for those weapons. Those weapons companies are very "generous", in terms of how they support Congressional representatives who approve those contracts.

How this translates, at the end of the day, is that when US weapons are ultimately deployed in the field, they frequently do not work as advertised; are hideously over budget, and are delivered so late as to become very quickly obsolete.

There are two potential pieces of legislation which could fix the problem, but unfortunately could only possibly get passed when pigs fly.

The first is that US legislators cannot take any money, or any other perks, from any US weapons company, period, end of discussion. Any attempt to get around this result in getting fired from Congress, and a snap election held for a replacement.

The second is, if a weapon does not perform as specified in the field, according to the specifications defined by that company, that the weapons manufacturers will be subject not only to hefty fines, but also jail time for the heads of corporations which made those weapons.

May 24 09:24

White Wealthy Men Guilty Of Trusting Their Neighbors

As this article points out, trust decline’s as the years progress. Looking at immigration, America becomes more “diverse” each year because of mass non-White immigration which is rapidly altering demographics. Diversity creates less trust. When asked for a study to prove this, send your liberal friends Robert Putnam’s study who said diversity has a negative impact on social capital, leading to people “hunkering down,” and trust in strangers and neighborhoods dropping significantly. Robert is a Harvard political scientist so your liberal friends won’t cry racism.

May 24 09:06

Paul Ryan Slams VA Secretary, But Stops Short Of Calling For Resignation

Speaker Paul Ryan had harsh words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Tuesday, after the top VA official earlier compared health appointment wait times for veterans to lines at Disney. But most notable were the words Ryan didn’t use: that McDonald should resign.

“I don’t know if he should resign,” Ryan said Tuesday morning when asked if he, like Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), thought McDonald’s comments rose to that level. “He should clarify his comments, and he should show some empathy for our veterans that he’s supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale, a comment like this.”

McDonald made the case on Monday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that the VA should be measured less by doctor’s appointment wait times and more by satisfaction. “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?” McDonald asked. “What’s important? What’s important is: what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait times for our Veterans can, literally, mean the difference between life and death.

That McDonald seems to be blissfully unaware of this reality should be, alone, is a damned good reason for sacking him, and right the heck now.

As most of you who know who have read my posts on this blog, I abhor the concept of war as a way of resolving geopolitical disputes; I encourage the US government to resolve these conflicts through good faith, hard-won, honorable negotiations which relieve tensions, and let commerce flow by creating win/win situations.

But when it comes to our Veterans, I firmly believe that they should have the highest level of medical and psychological care possible available to them, and in a very timely manner; as much as I hate the concept of war, these men and women have earned, and deserve this.

May 24 09:05

Donald Trump calls global warming a hoax, until it threatens his golf course

Donald Trump has mixed feelings about climate change.

In January 2014, he publicly wondered how the United States could be spending money to combat what, in his words, was a “GLOBAL WARMING HOAX.” In October, when Trump was bitten by the autumnal chill, the Republican presidential candidate snarked on Twitter that he could use “a big fat dose of global warming.” He told The Washington Post editorial board in March that he is “not a great believer in man-made climate change.”

May 24 09:04

Google HQ raided in Paris - EUR 1.6Bn tax fraud investigation

French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.
Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning.

May 24 08:57

We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems rank, classify, associate or filter information, using human-crafted or data-induced rules that allow for consistent treatment across large populations.

But while there may be efficiency gains from these techniques, they can also harbor biases against disadvantaged groups or reinforce structural discrimination. In terms of criminal justice, for example, is it fair to make judgments on an individual’s parole based on statistical tendencies measured across a wide group of people? Could discrimination arise from applying a statistical model developed for one state’s population to another, demographically different population?

May 24 08:52

HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT PAID HILLARY CLINTON FROM 2013-2015

In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015.

The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known.

It’s enough to make you sick.

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Now you know who owns Hillary Clinton.

You can fully, and rightly, expect that these relationships will steer both her domestic and international policies toward war, repression, more economic disparity, more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, and more abysmal misery for the working class in this country.

May 24 08:51

Military Sources: Russia to Give Crushing Response to Terrorists' Ceasefire Violation

Syrian opposition groups put out a statement on Monday, saying that they will no longer abide by a ceasefire agreement if the Syrian military doesn’t halt a major offensive on their positions in the suburbs of Damascus within 48 hours.

Now military officials say that the terrorist groups' threats which means non-commitment to the ceasefire will give Russia a pretext to intensify its attacks against the militants' positions.

"Russia is now preparing for a crushing response," they add.

May 24 08:49

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

May 24 08:48

World’s 16 biggest banks, including RBC, ordered to face Libor lawsuits in ruling court warns could ruin them

Sixteen of the world’s largest banks including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. must face antitrust lawsuits accusing them of hurting investors who bought securities tied to Libor by rigging an interest-rate benchmark, a ruling that an appeals court warned could devastate them.

The appellate judges reversed a lower-court ruling on one issue — whether the investors had adequately claimed in their complaints to have been harmed — while sending the cases back for the judge to consider another issue: whether the plaintiffs are the proper parties to sue, in part because their claims, if successful, provide for triple damages that could overwhelm the banks.

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It will be interesting to see how far this case is allowed to progress, as the rich rarely eat their own.

May 24 08:36

"PRE-CRIME" ARRIVES IN CHICAGO - BIG DATA TELLS COPS WHO'S NEXT TO BE SHOT

In Chicago, where homicides are out of control and estimated to top 550 in 2016 (the most since 2012), police are so desperate to correct the problem that they are throwing good old fashioned police work to the wind, and turning to 'Minority Report'-esque algorithms to do the work for them.

Authorities assume that by narrowing down the key players that are most likely to be involved in violence will allow them to stop it. Of course, civil liberties being irrelevant in today's world, the program is in use already. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says that there is a small segment of people driving the violence, and although homicides are on the rise after three years of the program, the "Strategic Subject List" generated by the fourth revision of the algorithm is the answer to stopping them. Supporters of the program point to statistics such as 117 of the 140 people arrested in a drug and gang raid last week being on the list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Grinding poverty, coupled with the offshoring/outsourcing of meaningful, well-paying jobs, are two of the biggest culprits in spawning violence in our inner cities, because in American society, if it is done intelligently and brutally enough, crime does pay.

The people living in America's inner cities understand this, because they see politicians at the highest level of American government (literally) get away with murder, when it suits their political agenda, and can do it with absolute impunity.

While the "special interest list" may help a little, it does nothing to actually address the root causes of such violence at all, because the answers here are economic, and they cannot be resolved by more repressive policing, or more algorithms.

Rahm Emanuel's tenure as mayor of this city has been an absolute, epic fail at every level, and the explosion of crime under his watch has been no exception.

Yet I have to wonder, just for speculation, and to "cement" her relationship to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at an even deeper level, if Hillary Clinton might be contemplating a Vice Presidential nomination for Mayor Emmanuel at the Democratic Convention, to utterly insure all the political clout of AIPAC is behind her, and her alone.

After all, he was senior adviser for policy and strategy in the Clinton Presidency.

Stranger things have happened in American politics, and right now, given the reality that Trump is pulling ahead of Clinton in the national polls, I would not bet against such a move.

May 24 08:07

U.S. GOVERNMENT SECRETLY DESTROYED EVIDENCE IN TRIAL OF ACCUSED “9/11 MASTERMINDS”

In another setback for the death penalty trial of the five men accused of aiding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, two defense lawyers for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed say the U.S. government secretly destroyed relevant evidence.

On May 11, defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks asked for judge Col. James Pohl and the prosecution team to be recused from the trial, and for the case to be shut down. Defense lawyers David Nevin and Maj. Derek Poteet say that the U.S. government destroyed evidence related to the case, according to the New York Times. The two men are unable to provide further details because the issue is classified, but Mr. Nevin said the evidence was “favorable” to the defendants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very clear to me that the evidence which was destroyed may well have exonerated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and that was precisely why it was destroyed by the US government.

May 24 08:04

TSA head of security 'removed from his position'

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration asked its head of security to turn in his badge and bright blue gloves. Kelly Hoggan has been 'removed from his post.'
An internal TSA memo distributed today and leaked to Reuters says the decision to remove and replace Kelly Hoggan came after the most recent round of complaints over impossibly long lines at TSA airport security checkpoints. The memo came from agency head Peter Neffenger.

The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee's official Twitter account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, that's a decent start; but in light of the fact that the TSA has proven itself pathologically incapable of catching any bad guys, or finding the practice bombs in luggage, why don't we disband this abysmally dysfunctional agency completely, and replace it with something far smarter, and far more respectful of passengers in the first place?!?

May 24 07:58

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm

A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, in one of the most "in-your-face" examples of how the Clintons think, and how they behave.

If Hillary wins/steals the White House, do you think, for one millisecond, that she will be have any differently?!?

May 24 03:15

Abe Foxman on the Cancerous State of Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism is the mother of all prejudices,” Mr. Foxman says. “Not only is it not abating, but it is increasing.”
Note: WHY!

May 24 02:47

Donald Trump To Hold Campaign Rally In Anaheim, Calif. This Wednesday

Let's hope this Southern California event is not sullied like the one held in Costa Mesa last month, about ten minutes south of Anaheim, when thousands of violent maniacal thugs and illegal aliens waving Mexican flags attacked people and vandalized vehicles, who were attending the Trump rally there.

May 23 22:32

Was EgyptAir 804 accidentally shot down? Michael Rivero - May 23, 2016

May 23 18:47

Is Oregon Law Averting Justice For Abused Baby?

A law in the US state of Oregon is holding no one accountable for abusing one-year-old Jacob although the perpetrator has confessed two months after the heart-breaking photos were taken, the toddler’ parents claim.

May 23 18:38

Congressional report finds NFL improperly intervened in brain research, cost taxpayers $16 million

At least a half-dozen top NFL health officials waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease, congressional investigators have concluded in a new report.

May 23 18:35

US releases Guantánamo prisoner after 14 years and no conviction

An Afghan who once faced war crimes charges at Guantánamo has been cleared for release from the American military prison in Cuba, the US government has announced.

May 23 18:05

So, You Thought Bank of America Would be Punished for Role in 2008 Crisis? Think Again

By Claire Bernish

In a reversal of the smidgen of accountability forced on Bank of America for its role in the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. appeals court threw out a jury’s verdict — and with it, the $1.27 billion fine BoA would have paid for mortgage fraud.

Though the Department of Justice had alleged Countrywide Financial Corp., which was purchased by Bank of America in 2008, had sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad loans through its “Hustle” mortgage program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found insufficient evidence to back charges of fraud...

May 23 17:41

NEW RECORD: ILLEGALS FLOOD USA…

The recent surge of illegal aliens flooding across the Southwest U.S. border continues undeterred as U.S. Customs and Border Protection set a new FY2016 apprehension record in April, catching a grand total of 38,135 illegal aliens over the 30-day period – an average of about 1,271 per day.

May 23 17:37

FBI INVESTIGATING TERRY MCAULIFFE… Records show more than 100 donors contributed to both Clinton foundation and McAuliffe campaign…

McAuliffe is a one-time board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton and likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. -- The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2000 to 2005, McAuliffe was also a co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. -- Records show more than 100 donors contributed to both the foundation and McAuliffe’s campaign.

May 23 17:25

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’

Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle."

May 23 17:24

Baltimore White Officer Cleared Over Freddie Gray Death

A US judge has delivered a not guilty verdict in the trial of a Baltimore, Maryland, police officer for crimes related to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man.

May 23 17:20

Top Secret, A CIA controlled Zone !

Now everything is under the CIA control. There is no need for “government”, “ministers”, a “prime minister” nor even a janitor in our “ministries”. Anything you want just ask the janitor in the CIA offices in Jerusalem and he will do the job.

May 23 16:59

SCOTUS Rules Against Death Sentence Given By All-White Jury To Black Man

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Georgia prosecutors in a case nearly 30 years ago acted unconstitutionally when it excluded all potential black jurors from the death penalty trial of Timothy Foster, an African American man.

In a 7-1 verdict, the high court reversed the ruling in Foster’s case, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing that notes made by prosecutors during jury selection show clear discrimination.

May 23 16:31

On The New Toxic Substances Control Act

he inmates are running the asylum. And by inmates, I mean the freewheeling Chemical Corporations and the Government Agencies that “regulate” them. Granted, this was not the idea the Washington Post intended to convey as it described the new Bipartisan chemical protection Bill, which is nearing Congressional approval. No, the Post presented…

May 23 16:30

Saudi Press Just Accused US Govt of Blowing Up World Trade Centers as Pretext to Perpetual War

By Jay Syrmopoulos

In response to the U.S. Senate’s unanimous vote to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court, a report published in the London-based Al-Hayat daily, by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari, claims that the U.S. masterminded the terror attacks as a means of creating a nebulous “enemy” in order garner public support for a global war on terror.

The report by al-Shammari, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), claims that long-standing American policy is “built upon the principle of advance planning and future probabilities,” which the U.S. has now turned toward the Saudi regime after being successfully employed against first the Taliban and al-Qaeda, then Saddam Hussein and his secular Baathist controlled Iraq...

May 23 15:45

Liberal columnist heralds coming ‘revolution’ as ‘dying white majority’ fades

American Republicans who support Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid are knowingly backing “the meanest, whitest, most vile bigot possible” because they fear losing majority status.

May 23 15:43

The CFR Celebrity Globalist, Angelina Jolie appointed as professor at the London School of Economics

She is an Oscar winning actress, a political campaigner and now Angelina Jolie Pitt can add academic to her list of roles. The Hollywood star has been appointed a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), one of Britain's most prestigious universitie

May 23 15:42

Clinton’s anti-firearm proposals would put Americans in danger

With crime rates on the rise throughout the nation, 2nd Amendment supporters are pointing out that Hillary Clinton’s gun-control positions are more dangerous than ever for law-abiding Americans. -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is calling Clinton the “the most anti-2nd Amendment” presidential candidate in history after she unequivocally stated that she believes the Supreme Court got its District of Columbia v. Heller decision wrong. That ruling prohibits state and local officials from creating needless hurdles to gun ownership in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

May 23 15:37

20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually. That’s a dollar for every star in the galaxy, or one for every second in 32 years.

May 23 15:37

NYPD ‘Thug’ Points Gun At Video Witness While Arresting ‘Illegal’ Dirt Biker

An NYPD cop was caught on video aiming his gun at someone recording him and punching an innocent by-stander after he violently arrested someone using an “illegal” dirt bike.

May 23 15:31

Trump Goes For Hillary’s Jugular: Releases Video Featuring Bill Clinton Rape Accusers

In a video that some accuse of being crass and tasteless while others say will provoke Hillary Clinton to finally respond to a topic that she has so far eagerly avoided, but is most likely just a foreshadowing of many more such attacks to come, Donald Trump on Monday released a clip that uses audio of two women who have accused President Clinton of rape to attack Hillary Clinton.

May 23 15:17

Hillary Clinton could topple Obama’s record for revving gun sales

While Obama has sought to restrict access to firearms, his presidency has helped swell the NRA’s membership rolls and spark record revenues for gun companies. Now, some in the industry think Clinton would be an even better gun “salesman” than Obama.

May 23 14:15

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Jonathan Cook says the takeover of Israel’s security establishment by religious extremists means no hope of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – unless it is preceded by a civil war between Israel’s secular and its religious Jews.

May 23 13:34

EgyptAir crash: Plane 'made sharp turns before plunge'

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two turns sounds like evasive action!

May 23 12:51

Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

snip: The contrast between the copious evidence – some of it self-admitted – of Secretary Clinton’s demonstrable infractions, on the one hand, and the very sketchy, circumstantial evidence used to convict and imprison Jeffrey Sterling, on the other, lend weight to the suspicion that there is one law for the rich and powerful in the United States and another for the rest of us.

Failing to take steps against a politically powerful presidential candidate and letting her off unscathed for crimes of her own making, while an institutionally unprotected Jeffrey Sterling sits in prison would be a travesty of justice not dissimilar to the gentle wrist-slap given Gen. David Petraeus for giving his mistress extremely sensitive information and then lying to the FBI about it.

May 23 12:48

Appeals Court overturns Bank of America’s $1.27 billion fine in ‘Hustle’ case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed Bank of America a massive victory, and dealt the Department of Justice a major blow, Monday when it overturned a $1.27 billion penalty against the megabank in a fraud case over defective mortgages sold by Countrywide, as first reported by Reuters.

May 23 11:31

CITY OUTRAGED AFTER WATCHING COPS KILL A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR ON VIDEO AND ESCAPE CHARGES

A community is “angry” over an attorney general’s decision refusing to prosecute the officers involved in the killing of a man in a wheelchair last year. The victim, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole was killed last September while sitting in his wheelchair on the city’s west side. Some black community leaders and residents were outraged by the outcome of the eight-month investigation led by the Delaware Department of Justice, which took the unusual step of singling out Senior Cpl. Joseph Dellose for “extraordinarily poor police work” during the incident. Dellose fired at McDole with a shotgun approximately two seconds after initially ordering him to put his hands up, the report found, creating uncertainty among other officers who, not knowing where the gunfire came from, also turned their weapons on McDole, reports Delaware Online.

May 23 11:12

Clinton campaign is ‘nervous’ Sanders will push ‘divisive’ battle over Democratic platform on Israel

Remember Hillary Clinton’s hard-right Israel positions stated again and again, including at AIPAC in March: She will invite Netanyahu to the White House in the first month; she will take Israel relationship to “the next level,” whatever that is; she will fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement hammer and tongs and working with Republicans to do so; and she said that Donald Trump has “no business being president,” because he has pledged neutrality on the Israel Palestine question, and an American president must never be neutral on Israel.

Then Bernie Sanders pulled the rug out from under her in that “contentious” April 14 debate in NY, saying that Netanyahu is not always right and that Israel used disproportionate force against Gaza in 2014, when it killed 500 children, and the audience cheered. They cheered because this is the Democratic base’s position, fairness toward Palestinians.

We’ve said again and again here that Israel can divide the Democrats, grassroots versus establishment, and it should divide the Democrats, it’s that important an issue.

May 23 10:24

Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think that was a good idea.”

What originally prompted her does not matter. As your Secretary of State and your subordinate, she willfully violated laws designed to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure. It may be somewhat difficult for those not as immersed in national security matters as we have been to appreciate the seriousness of the offense, including the harm done in compromising some of the most sensitive U.S. programs and activities. This is why we write.

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May 23 10:13

BREAKING: Freddie Gray Officer Acquitted Of All Charges

Full details and live video from Baltimore...

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May 23 10:12

U.S. Government trying to pass blame for their 2001 inside job, attacks, on the World Trade Center and Pentagon; Saudi legal expert not having it

It is blatantly obvious to me and other annalists I have spoken with that factions U.S. government are desperately trying yet once again to pass the blame by taking away attention garnered onto themselves after poorly staging the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, accidentally leaving mounds of incriminating evidence behind, casting a shadow of doubt over the average citizen.

May 23 10:05

NORTH DAKOTA SPILL LEAKS 120,000 GALLONS OF OIL & WASTEWATER

A site run by Denbury Onshore LLC in southwestern North Dakota has spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil and wastewater into pastureland after a mechanical failure.

Some estimated 17,000 gallons of oil and 105,000 gallons of drilling wastewater containing saltwater and chemicals leaked into pastureland near the city of Marmarth when a tank sensor failed, news agencies quoted state regulators as saying.

The tank overflowed on Wednesday, and by Friday, workers were excavating the affected pastureland, which is being equated to the size of a football field.

Related: Argentina Makes Good On Debts With These Energy Giants

Health investigators continue to monitor the spill, which Denbury believes was ultimately caused by a power outage that led to sensor failure.

Huge vacuums were being used to suck up the spilled waste from the pastureland and then crews were forced to dig around 18 inches into the ground to remove the contaminated layer of pastureland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like yet another fracking disaster, for which the people of North Dakota will be paying with massive health consequences, over time.

May 23 09:50

SEC CONFERENCE FEATURES FORMER OFFICIAL CALLING FOR FRAUDSTERS TO BE PROTECTED FROM CAREER HARM

The SEC showed its true colors yet again at a panel at Stanford Law School at the end of March, although not as dramatically as last year. In last spring’s SEC panel at Stanford, the then head of examinations, Andrew Bowden, made such fawning remarks about private equity, including repeatedly saying he’d really like his son to work in the industry, that he resigned three weeks after we publicized the segment. Nevertheless, this conference was another demonstration of depth of regulatory capture at the agency.

As before, the real action came in when the audience members asked questions. They were all fielded by Andrew Ceresney, a former Debevoise & Plympton partner, now head of enforcement. We’re going to look at two questions in succession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; but then again, the criminally-made rich rarely eat their own.

May 23 09:42

MAD ABOUT RIGGED ELECTIONS? MAINSTREAM MEDIA SAYS "YOU" ARE THE PROBLEM

It would be nice if Eichenwald’s hit piece were as much a joke as it comes across, but clearly he’s missed the point — and the vast movement supporting not only Sanders, but electoral justice. Worse, he didn’t stop there:

“Signs are emerging that the Sanders campaign is transmogrifying into the type of movement through which tyrants are born.

“The ugly was on display” at the aforementioned Nevada convention, Eichenwald adds, “where Hillary Clinton won more delegates than Sanders.”

No kidding. That would be precisely the issue that “cult” expressed fury about — Clinton managed to put yet another state under her belt under highly questionable circumstances. In fact, suspect happenings at nearly every primary and caucus so far oddly favor the former secretary of state — and Nevada stood as further testament to why voters are practically up in arms over what appears to be electoral favoritism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clinton is obsessed with obtaining the power of the oval office, and by any means necessary; she, and the people around her, who understand the perks of power, are hell-bent to obtain it, and by any means necessary.

She and her supporters have the morals of a dead tree-stump, and have had their consciences collectively, and thoroughly, removed.

It is pretty easy to predict the ultimate outcomes of a Clinton presidency; more wars; the return of the draft; more income inequality (as she is owned, body and soul, by Wall Street and the military industrial and pharmaceutical industries); more job offshoring and outsourcing, leaving more Americans without meaningful jobs; and a complete collapse of the American economic system.

And don't get me wrong here; I would LOVE to see a woman as President; just, please, Lord, not THIS woman!!

May 23 09:33

Is Soros Funding Another Movement To Destabilize A New Democratically Elected Government

Is Soros Funding An Agitprop Protest Movement to Destabilize Poland’s New Democratically Elected Government?

May 23 09:30

ARTICLE IN SAUDI DAILY: U.S. PLANNED, CARRIED OUT 9/11 ATTACKS – BUT BLAMES OTHERS FOR THEM

On the eve of President Obama's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, theNew York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission's conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly.

May 23 09:26

Volcanic Activity Correlated with Prolonged Solar Minimum

. . . . 80.6% of the largest eruptions took place during extended solar activity minimums.

Webmaster addition: This makes sense. If the Earth's crust cools, it shrinks, making it easier for vents to open up.

May 23 09:23

ERDOGAN NEARS ABSOLUTE POWER WITH APPOINTMENT OF PUPPET PREMIER, STRIPPING MPS OF IMMUNITY

When the news hit on May 5 that Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would unexpectedly stand down from his post as a result of sharply escalating fighting behind the scenes over president Tayyip Erdogan’s relentless attempt to rule Turkey with virtually no checks and balances, the market was not happy, and the volatility of the Turkish Lira soared the most in the past decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey should be thrown out of NATO for its genocidal treatment of its Kurdish minority; unfortunately, that will only happen when pigs fly, because NATO will need Turkey's military for any upcoming war against Russia, because Turkey has the 2nd largest military in NATO.

May 23 09:16

THE ILLUMINATI WERE AMATEURS — THE FACTS SHOWS THESE FIVE FAMILIES RULE THE WORLD

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of the globe’s corporate and banking elite — power comes sharply into focus. Those who actually hold the power control the world’s economies, and it’s clear the fates of over 7.4 billion souls now inhabiting the planet are, at best, the least of their concern.
Of those at the top of food chain, so to speak, a small collection of families dictates both domestic and foreign policy — mainly through fueling war and conflict for the good of the military and pharmaceutical industries, and to a greater extent, corporate and central banks.

Five families, in particular, have made a killing off killing — from the enormously lucrative business of debt it creates to the industries feeding off the plundering of world resources — and therefore control the world.

May 23 09:16

The Shameful Way Feds Protected Convicted Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Early Monday morning, the federal government will begin settlement talks with several alleged sexual abuse victims of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The mediation is a culmination of a civil case, which was filed back in 2008, which centers around how federal prosecutors handled the investigation into Epstein’s alleged victimization of underage girls. The case reveals how the feds came to a ‘sweetheart’ deal with the billionaire reportedly ignoring the rights of the alleged victims in the process. The recent filings in the case also raise legitimate questions about what else prosecutors would have discovered if the federal investigation had not come to an abrupt end with the promise of no prosecution.

May 23 09:15

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet

Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their review or face a lawsuit over another part of the law: copyright infringement.

May 23 09:12

DHS/POLICE ARE TURNING PUBLIC CCTV CAMERAS INTO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS, PART 1

Thanks to Purdue University and Homeland Security, police can access public CCTV cameras anyywhere.

Purdue researchers have developed a prototype system called 'Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments' (VACCINE) which allows law enforcement to tap into thousands of CCTV cameras. Which means police can now spy on you in parking garages, college campuses, national parks, highways etc.

Police use VACCINE to spy on millions of images daily

"Although the [CCTV] cameras are not deployed for surveillance purposes, they can be utilized to increase public safety by properly integrating with current surveillance systems" said Yung-Hsiang Lu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Welcome to Amerika! Show me your papers, bend over, and spread 'em!!" - official national police souse.

May 23 09:12

Clerical errors have kept hundreds of Alaska inmates in jail beyond their sentences

Last Tuesday, a prisoner walked out of the Anchorage jail a free man. Unremarkable, except it was five months after his sentence ended.

By the Department of Corrections' own admission, the man — who the department would not name — spent nearly an extra six months incarcerated because of a clerical error in the computation of his complicated sentence.

May 23 09:11

State regulators hammer BLM for violations in legacy-well cleanup

Alaska oil and gas regulators say a federal agency violated the rules when its contractor failed to properly abandon two wells last winter during the cleanup of a decades-old environmental mess in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

The missteps occurred as part of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's $50 million project to clean up old well sites abandoned long ago by the federal government. The government undertook the drilling efforts to explore the hydrocarbon potential of its 23-million acre reserve.

May 23 09:05

Top General Admitting That Obama Knowingly Armed ISIS!

Forget blaming the “Evil Republicans,” forget blaming Fox News, forget blaming the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy,” forget blaming race, forget blaming climate change, or lack of climate change, or any other damn thing liberals will come up with as an excuse to exercise their feigned outrage when the rest of the sane people in the country call His Highness’s Ass the TRAITOR that he is. I know how much liberals HATE facts, but they’re just going to have to deal with them here. As my favorite conservative talk show host Andrew Wilkow likes to say, “We’re right, they’re wrong. That’s the end of the story. The arguments here cannot be broken.” I'm will to bet, many of you have a hard time looking in the mirror when you finish reading this, knowing that you did not get involved.

Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution:

May 23 09:02

HONOLULU RAIL: IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE

At $2.9 billion this extra cost is nearly $3,000 for every man, woman and child in Honolulu. It is more than $8,500 per household.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This project has become a major disaster for Hawaii. It has created near-permanent traffic jams along the route. A lot of businesses along the route have been driven out of business because people cannot easily get into the parking lots! 50% over budget (so far) and two years late (so far) and now there is talk of shortening the route, with the Honolulu end stopping at Middle street rather than Ala Moana, with a bus line to take people the rest of the way to their destinations! The money would have been better spent buying everyone on Oahu a new electric car!

May 23 08:43

CASH NOW USED FOR FEWER THAN HALF CONSUMER PAYMENTS…

Britain has passed another milestone on the path to a cashless society, with 2015 the first year that cash was used for less than half of all payments by consumers.

May 23 08:36

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

The bottom line is that Russia – in terms of hypersonic missile development – is about four generations ahead of the US, if we measure it by the development of the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems. As a working hypothesis, we could describe the next system – already in the drawing boards – as the S-600.

Russian – and Chinese – missiles are already able to knock out the satellite guidance systems for US nuclear tipped ICBMs and cruise missiles. They could also knock out the early alert warnings that the satellite constellations would give. A Russian hypersonic ICBM flight time, launched for instance from a Russian nuclear sub all the way to the US East Coast, counts for less than 20 minutes. So an early warning system is absolutely critical. Don’t count on the worthless THAAD and Patriot to do their job. Once again, Russian hypersonic technology has already rendered the entire missile defense system in both the US and Europe totally obsolete.

May 23 08:31

Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks – But Blames Others For Them

On the eve of President Obama's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, theNew York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission's conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly.[1]

May 23 08:29

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is attempting to suppress information about a massive database which contains fingerprints, palm prints, iris, voice, and face scans, as well as other biometric data, of millions of Americans.

In early May the U.S. Department of Justice released a proposal which would exempt the FBI’s biometric database from public disclosure. Specifically, the proposal would exempt the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System from provisions of the federal Privacy Act, which “requires federal agencies to share information about the records they collect with the individual subject of those records, allowing them to verify and correct them if needed.” The proposal is open for public comment until June 6, 2016.

May 23 08:26

Baltimore cop not guilty in death of Freddie Gray

A Baltimore cop was acquitted of all charges Monday in connection with the controversial death of Freddie Gray last year.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake immediately called for calm in the city, which has been rocked by rioting, looting and arson in the wake of Gray’s death.

May 23 08:22

FIX IS IN: Green Party Commie Wins Austrian Election, Far-Right Loses Despite Lead

The left-wing communist Green Party candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has been declared the winner of Austria's presidential election.

While Van der Bellen was down by 144,006 votes, he supposedly managed to win over 60% of the 750,000+ postal votes counted overnight.

May 23 07:59

Dr. Scapegoat, I Presume?

What is striking about the charges is that they involve people who are not medical doctors — the DEA, the FBI, and federal prosecutors — sitting in judgment over doctors concerning the meaning of “proper medical practice.” This absurd state of affairs is a necessary feature of the progressive’s war on drugs as exemplified by the fact that many of those first charged with violations of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914 were medical doctors. So, with all the talk about liberalizing the drug laws, the Gosy case suggests that the drug war, far from going away as all barbaric and uncivilized ideas should, is intensifying and returning to its bad old days

May 23 07:50

Totalitarian Collectivism

The wackos that believe that Barack Hussein Obama is a political rock star are blind to reality. It would be one thing if eccentric characteristics shaped such opinions of social outcasts, but when entire segments of the MTV population speak in a PBS lisp, the liberal popular culture has drunk the kool aid. The zombie rage in flicks is no accident. Converting entire generations of lost souls into National Civilian Service Corps NSA informants is an effortless task, when government schooled illiterates adore Barry Soetoro. Turning a constitutional republic into a collectivist gulag is only possible, when the greater fool principle becomes the law of the land.

May 23 07:41

The Dreadful Kagan Clan — Hillary’s Warmongers In Waiting

Hillary Clinton presidency would only guarantee more of the same. And as the attached excellent piece from the American Conservative explains, it would also keep the nation’s leading clan of warmongers firmly ensconced in the corridors of power.

May 23 07:37

Sorry, But We’re About To Ruin Diet Soda For You

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• This study http://www.livescience.com/35464-diet-soda-salt-increase-stroke-risk.html found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of stroke and heart attack than those who drank none at all.

• And this one http://time.com/3746047/diet-soda-bad-belly-fat/ showed that older people who drank diet soda over nine years picked up about triple thewaist circumference and belly fat as their non-soda counterparts. (That’s the body circumference you least want to increase.)

• Overweight or obese people who drink diet sodas eat significantly more calories http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24432876 .

• Oh, and people who drink diet sodas are more apt to eat like crap http://www.livescience.com/52183-diet-soda-extra-calories.html .

• Diet soda tastes like aluminum foil. We have no science for that, but we stand by it.

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May 23 07:28

More PC BS : You Are Supposed to be Offended

Some background: there is an American football team with a team nickname that has been the target of Social Justice Warriors for a few decades – sometimes with more intensity, sometimes with less. The Washington Redskins – a nickname deemed racist and offensive to Native Americans (well, I don’t know that they were native)…er…American Indians (they aren’t from India)…er…well, you know what I mean.

May 23 07:23

No, "science" has not confirmed that GMOs are safe to eat

This week the Spanish newspaper El País published an article called "Science confirms that GMOs are as safe as other foods", commenting on the latest report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), titled "Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects”. However, the report paints a very different picture from the one portrayed by the headlines.

May 23 07:13

Hey Kids! Try Collateral Damage at Home

The new collateral damage laws we've been living under for the past year have really been working out great, as far as I'm concerned. We don't let it get out of hand, though. Only property damage is excusable using bullshit medieval arguments about what we "really intended" and what we "merely knew was going to happen." Damage or death to people or animals is not included in the law.

I've heard tell, though, that there is another world somewhere in which, believe it or not, the exact opposite is true. In that world, if I were to damage someone's property and pull out a load of horse manure about "just intentions" or "proportional collateral damage," I'd be punished for the destruction I'd caused and possibly locked up for my delusional state of mind.

May 23 06:48

Lawsuit against Bridgewater State Hospital can move forward

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The suit alleges that (*Massachusetts) state officials discriminate against the most severely mentally ill men by sending them to a facility run by the Department of Correction, not the Department of Mental Health.

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(*Stoking memories of Saddam Husein's alleged torture chambers , right here in The Commonwealth !)

May 23 03:57

FINRA Cracks Down On Annuity Sales

Earlier this month, MetLife Inc. (MET) broke a record, though not the type businesses hope for: The company settled allegations with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for $25 million, the second-largest penalty the regulatory body has levied in its history.

What sort of allegations could generate such a hefty price tag? In MetLife’s case, the core of the problem was the way the company handled variable annuities. According to FINRA, MetLife’s sales force allegedly provided customers with incomplete or misleading information when encouraging them to replace their variable annuities with newer products. The insurer neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing in the settlement.

Variable annuities are complicated products, often pitched as a key component of a retirement plan.>>>

May 23 03:44

Poland braced for EU Commission opinion amid row

The European Commission is on Monday expected to issue an opinion critical of the state of democracy and the rule of law in Poland under the country’s Law and Justice (PiS) government.

The commission, the executive body of the European Union, last week gave Poland until Monday to find a solution to an ongoing row and a deadlock over the country’s Constitutional Tribunal.

But since then tensions have escalated, with the PiS-dominated parliament voting through a resolution on Friday calling on the government to "defy all actions infringing" Poland’s sovereignty and pointing a blaming finger at Brussels.

A critical opinion by the European Commission would be a further step in a long process that could lead to the EU imposing penalties on Warsaw, theoretically including the suspension of its voting rights in the EU Council.

But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said his country would veto any such move, which would have to be backed unanimously by EU member states.

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May 23 03:03

Blasts Hit Near Russian Military Bases In Syria

Over 100 feared killed as blasts hit near Russian military bases in Syria’s Latakia province

Over 100 people are feared dead after seven blasts targeted several locations in the coastal towns of Jableh and Tartus, Syria’s Latakia province, according to media reports. The locations are close to two Russian military facilities: the Khmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base.

Jihadist group Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya took responsibility for the blasts in both Jableh and Tartus.

Later, Islamic State militants also claimed the attacks saying via its news outlet, Amaq, that "gatherings of Alawites in Tartous and Jableh" had been targeted. The Alawites is the minority sect to which President Bashar Assad belongs.

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May 23 03:00

Hillary Clinton Could Topple Obama's Record for Revving Gun Sales

If the Democratic front-runner wins the White House in 2016, the gun industry predicts sales records will fall.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struggled with her party's liberal base during the primary season, as Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters insist she's too cozy with Wall Street, resent her 2002 vote to invade Iraq, and criticize the overlap between her family foundation's donors and some of the corporations doing business in Washington.

But for conservatives, there are plenty of issues—including their own uncompromising stand to protect access to firearms—on which Clinton is viewed not just as an extension of incumbent President Barack Obama, but as even more liberal.

"President Obama has made clear his contempt for the Second Amendment," Chris Cox, head of the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm, told Bloomberg Politics. "Hillary Clinton would take that to the next level."

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May 22 18:51

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Flew Right Through Phoenix Express 2016 Naval Exercises

UPDATE: Egyptair Flight MS804 : Expert Says Rapid Decompression Might Have Set Off Smoke Detectors

UPDATE: Egyptair Flight MS804 : ACARS Data Shows Blown Out Windows in Cockpit – Shades of Flight MH17?

Pentagon Official Once Told Morley Safer That Reporters Who Believe the Government Are “Stupid”

Was Pilot of Egyptair Flight MS804 “Beaming” When He Suddenly Turned 90 Deg Left?
Egyptair Flight MS804: Fake Fireball Video Used to Discredit Eyewitness Reports

UPDATE: True to form, disinfo website Prison Planet, is pushing the “ebil Moooslims did it!” story-line.

May 22 17:52

'A Warning To Other States': PETA Wins $250,000 Over Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Case

Idaho will pay nearly $250,000 to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to cover the animal rights group’s legal fees, following a lawsuit over a rule that criminalized whistleblowing investigations of the meat industry.

District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill granted PETA’s request on Thursday, months after PETA’s successful lawsuit struck down Idaho’s controversial “ag-gag” law, which the court agreed violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

May 22 16:14

Squids and the Inner Light of Being

It was an epochal moment for the military and perhaps for all of society. Screwing up her courage, Air Force First Lieutenant Kara-Ann McBee walked into her commander’s office on the D-Ring of the Pentagon and announced that she was a giant squid.

The commander, Colonel R. Boyd Gittim, was stunned. “Squids have lots of arms. Ten, I think.”
“Yessir, ten. But…you see, sir, I feel their presence. Like ectoplasm or something.”

May 22 15:43

70 YR Old with Walker and Pacemaker Walks Miles In Rain 4 #FeelTheBern

Meet Richard. Last night he walked miles in the pouring rain with a pacemaker and a walker to attend a Bernie event in South West New Jersey. The reason he came is because he has been watching politics a long time and remembers the Nixon years. He believes that Donald Trump will be another Nixon but worse, more like a dictator version of Nixon.

May 22 14:33

Explosives Reported In Idaho Involving "Increasingly Unstable" Cop Who Killed Jack Yantis- Sheriffs Search Deputy's Property, FBI Alerted By Explosives Compamy

Some 'extremely explosive' information was released by the 'Justice for Jack' group today. LibertyFight.com has confirmed with the Valley County, Idaho Sheriff's department, who told us that that they did indeed go out to Deputy Brian Wood's property and search for explosives last week. LibertyFight also conducted an exclusive interview with the patent holder and owner of the explosives company in question. That information is below. The law enforcement bulletin issued by Ada County Idaho on 1/22 did indeed state that Wood had access to explosives, was "increasingly unstable," had been involved in domestic violence, and had separated from his wife. The bulletin also stated that "Wood's in-laws currently reside in Meridian (info above) and have requested extra patrol due to statements from Woods that they are "not safe".

May 22 14:30

Austria's Own Trump On Cusp Of Winning Presidency

Anti-globalist, anti-migrant invasion, pro-gun Norbert Hofer could be the first far-right head of state elected in Europe since 1945.

May 22 11:35

"Our Water, Our Future": Voters in Oregon Defeat Nestlé's Attempt to Privatize Their Water

In Hood River County, Oregon, voters recently passed a precedent-setting ballot initiative that will protect the community's water from industrial bottling operations. Organizers say they built a bipartisan campaign, resulting in nearly 70 percent of voters supporting the ban on commercial bottling in the county. Blue yard signs bearing the words "Yes on 14-55: Our Water, Our Future" dotted lawns throughout Hood River County, Oregon, in the run-up to the primary election held on May 17. Just as many of these signs appeared to share a lawn with a Cruz or Trump yard sign as with a Clinton or Sanders sign. The issue that brought conservatives and progressives together in this way was clear-cut: keeping Nestlé Waters North America from building a water bottling plant and extracting over 118 million gallons annually from a spring in a small, rural community 45 miles east of Portland.

May 22 11:32

STATE TO ALLOW COPS TO SNATCH YOUR PHONE AFTER BEING STOPPED & SEARCH IT USING A “TEXTALYZER”

As government continues to expand, finding ever more ways to feed itself through taxation, it seeks to justify this burgeoning existence. Enter the Nanny State.

New York is a leader in developing laws and regulations to protect us from ourselves, perhaps most famously with the Big Apple’s attempt to ban-large size sugary drinks. The Empire State has the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, which fuels a black market, and it places heavy restrictions on other “sins.”

No one doubts that cigarettes and an excess of sugary drinks are bad for the health, but it is not the state’s responsibility to manage this behavior. The issue becomes trickier when bad behavior puts other people’s lives in danger.

New York was the first state to place restrictions on cell phone use while driving, which has prompted 46 other states to ban texting while driving over the last seven years. The issue of driving while distracted—especially texting—has undoubtedly become a huge problem.

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Forgive me, but shouldn't just about the first thing an officer should be doing at a crash be determining of anyone is injured to the point where they will need an ambulance to get immediate medical attention?!?

This is just another potential tax, from the State of New York taxistas, gone wild!!

May 22 11:24

VIDEO: HILLARY HECKLED — AT HER OWN FUNDRAISER!

Some people dislike Hillary Clinton so much they’ll contribute to her campaign just so they can confront her.

Such was the case at a fundraising event in Park Ridge, Illinois on Thursday.

Cell phone video has emerged from the event that was closed to the media showing at least one heckler starting in on Clinton almost immediately after she began speaking.

The largely inaudible chants continued as Clinton tried to speak over them.

“There’s a lot of energy and a lot of anxiety and frustration right now in our country that spills over into our political system,” Clinton said.

“So I’ll just keep talking,” she said.

“It kind of comes with the territory these days and what I have found is people who like to yell rarely like to listen.”

Ironically, Clinton go louder to talk over the protesters, in essence refusing to listen to them.

Hillary spoke for a few moments about small businesses and wage disparities before more people started heckling her.

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I love it!!

May 22 11:19

"OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE": VOTERS IN OREGON DEFEAT NESTLÉ'S ATTEMPT TO PRIVATIZE THEIR WATER

In Hood River County, Oregon, voters recently passed a precedent-setting ballot initiative that will protect the community's water from industrial bottling operations. Organizers say they built a bipartisan campaign, resulting in nearly 70 percent of voters supporting the ban on commercial bottling in the county.

Blue yard signs bearing the words "Yes on 14-55: Our Water, Our Future" dotted lawns throughout Hood River County, Oregon, in the run-up to the primary election held on May 17. Just as many of these signs appeared to share a lawn with a Cruz or Trump yard sign as with a Clinton or Sanders sign.

The issue that brought conservatives and progressives together in this way was clear-cut: keeping Nestlé Waters North America from building a water bottling plant and extracting over 118 million gallons annually from a spring in a small, rural community 45 miles east of Portland.

"WE NEEDED TO ACT. IT WAS OUR MOMENT."

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Good on the Hood River Oregonians!!

May 22 10:59

The Guardian: 'Revolution' Possible in 2043 When Whites Become Minority in U.S.

The Guardian journalist Steven Thrasher is counting the days until the "dying white majority" in America no longer exists, because then a "true political revolution might be possible" to overthrow our "white supremacist" "empire" which thrives on "the suffering of people of color."

May 22 10:21

Lesbian couple gets $80,000 settlement after arrest in Hawaii for kissing

Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit from two gay women who allege a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store.

May 22 10:20

Missouri man paid $50,000 in interest after taking $2,500 in payday loans

Small payday loans are touted as quick, short-term access to money, but people like Elliott Clark of Kansas City, Missouri, call them "debt traps."

A retired and disabled Marine, Clark still has a hard time talking about the more than 5 years in which he says he struggled to pay $50,000 in interest which began with $2,500 of these loans, sometimes called "cash advances" or "check loans."

May 22 09:57

TRUMP GOES TO KISSINGER’S CANOSSA

Trump is desperate for legitimacy. He has evidently been in contact with Kissinger for some time. Kissinger, long an enabler of bloody dictators, has some legitimacy to give, at least in the eyes of vain fools. What Kissinger has always wanted in return are patronage jobs for his clients and proteges. The price of his advice will be a good number of posts that will allow him to influence policy.

So it was more of the usual sleazy horse trading among the hacks of the regime. But wait! Wasn’t Donald Trump supposed to be the fiercest of all the anti-Establishment candidates? Wasn’t he supposed to be the great hope of senile, vindictive, white male voters to go to Washington and shake things up? Bernie Sanders says he would never put a tyrant like Kissinger into his cabinet. Does that mean Trump has been housebroken by the Establishment, while Bernie is still fighting?

May 22 09:37

Mental illness on parade: 'Biological subjectivism' self-identity lunacy encourages grown men to shower with high school girls as a 'civil right'

According to the Obama administration, people can now decide to be whatever they "self identify" with, regardless of biology.

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May 22 09:32

Cop sued for drawing gun on man filming him

It's been months since Ars reported about a Northern California police officer who unholstered his gun and looked ready to shoot a man whose crime appeared to be nothing more than filming that officer scouring the neighborhood.

May 22 09:30

Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage.

It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong?

May 22 08:53

Christian school in Kansas threatens to expel students if they have a gay family member: The Trinity Academy reportedly asks pupils and parents to sign a binding document

A so-called Statement of Understanding sent to parents who wish to send their children to the private school located in Wichita, requires them to agree that a student who attends can he asked to leave if their home life promotes anything “counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle”. All pupils and parents are required to sign the document.

May 22 08:52

Women in Iran are cutting their hair short and dressing as men in a bid to bypass state 'morality' police who rigorously enforce penalties for not wearing a hijab

But the response from authorities to this resistance has been severe.

A politician was disqualified from Iranian parliament after photos purporting to show her in public without a headscarf emerged, despite her insistence they were fake.

May 22 07:30

‘War minister!’ Hundreds rally in Tel Aviv to decry Israeli PM’s defense chief pick

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the far-right turn the government has signaled by choosing Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister. Activists say PM Benjamin Netanyahu is putting Israel on a path of war.

Demonstrators came together at HaBima Square in Tel Aviv, saying that by appointing Lieberman to head the military, Netanyahu had created the “most right wing government in the history of the State,” Israeli media reported.

May 22 06:27

Washington State Republicans Back Cruz Over Trump

Despite his overwhelming position as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is still facing some pockets of resistance.

(*some 'DEEP POCKETS' of resistance , to put it more accurately ! )

May 22 06:15

Austrians vote on rightist contenders

Austrians have gone to the polls in a presidential election that serves as a bellwether for rising populist sentiments in Europe.

Norbert Hofer of the right-wing populist Freedom Party enters the run-off election as the favourite, after the 45-year-old won the first round in April with 35 per cent of the votes.

Alexander Van der Bellen, a 72-year-old former Green party leader, came in second in April, with 21 per cent. Although he runs as an independent, his campaign was financed by the Greens.

As the Freedom Party has a eurosceptic and anti-immigration stance that is also followed by other populist parties in Europe, the presidential race has drawn an unusual amount of attention abroad, especially in neighbouring Germany, where the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) enjoys growing support.

Andre Poggenburg, the AfD chief in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, said that a win by Hofer would be a signal for Germany and noted an "atmosphere of change when it comes to national parties" in Europe.

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May 22 06:08

Three die in gun rampage in western Austria

Three people have died after a gunman open fired on a crowd at a concert in Nenzing in western Austria and then turned the gun on himself.

Eleven others were reportedly injured in the shocking incident that took place 3am on Sunday morning at a concert being held by a motorcycle club.

Around 150 people were attending the event held by the local club.

The 27-year-old had reportedly been arguing with a woman in a car park. When the argument escalated, he apparently got a gun from his car and started shooting at the crowd.

After killing two people and injuring eleven others, he then returned to the car and shot himself.

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May 21 18:54

US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. Stealing Hawaii by backing US Empire and Dole’s sugar with US Marines, despite crystal-clear treaty to honor Hawaii’s sovereignty (4 of 11)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.

3-minute video: Police, Military – Was your Oath sincere?

2-minute video: US imperialism 1800 - 1900:

This article series is among hundreds in alternative media that explain, document, and prove that the United States continuously engage in the viciously destructive policies of a rogue state, with a required and obvious citizen response to call for arrests of those .01% leaders of these crimes centering in war, money, and corporate media lies. The eleven parts of this series are also from my paper on teaching critical thinking skills to high school students in classes of US History, Government, and Economics.

Eleven sections (hyperlinks to be updated as series is published, with original links now for your convenience):

May 21 17:11

Portugal Powers Itself for Four Straight Days with 100% Renewable Energy

Waking Times

Energy is perhaps the most important issue of human civilization at this time, and we are fortunate to bear witness to many exciting changes happening right before our eyes when it comes to creating the shift away from destructive fossil fuel power.

May 21 16:59

Israel's tiresome exceptionalism ...and how to fend off the Inquisition

As the whole world and his dog knows by now, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party for expressing an uncomfortable truth (uncomfortable, that is, for Zionists).

May 21 16:34

WAR ON WASSERMAN!

Doubling down on his feud with the Democratic Party leadership, Senator Bernie Sanders said that if elected president, he will not reappoint Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

May 21 16:28

Trump Tells Hillary to Dump Bodyguards’ Guns

Crooked Hillary wants to get rid of all guns and yet she is surrounded by bodyguards who are fully armed,” Trump wrote in a Saturday morning tweet. “No more guns to protect Hillary!”

May 21 16:18

Death Cry: My Own Story !!

– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly.

– “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door.

May 21 16:08

Tran-Speak, Exclusion, no Science: How Obama’s Pro-Transgender Rules Impact K-12 Teenagers

President Barack Obama’s aggressive new federal transgender rules require 55 million K-12 kids and teachers to speak in a new government-approved dialect, to ignore what science says about sex, and to comply with privacy-violating orders whenever even one teen in their school claims to have a “gender identity” problem.

May 21 16:01

Shadow banks Clinton says are risky put millions into her run

Hillary Clinton has vowed to be tougher on Wall Street than any other presidential candidate, but that hasn’t stopped the financial industry from sending a flood of cash to help elect her.

May 21 15:47

The Mother of All Financial Meltdowns — The Fed Guarantees it

These people are all about justifying a regime of financial market domination that is a complete historical anomaly and a wellspring of price falsification, malinvestment, rampant speculation and dangerous trolling for yield. And the smoking gun, in fact, is the data scrapped from the billions of actual transactions prices which course through cyberspace daily.

May 21 15:10

Zionism begins to unravel

Lawrence Davidson explains the growing disconnect between the Zionist leaders of major US Jewish organisations – who remain uncritically supportive of Israel – and the increasingly alienated ordinary American Jews whom the leaders claimed to represent.

May 21 12:13

Hungary PM: Clinton is George Soros Puppet, Wants to Overrun EU With Millions of Muslims

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban slammed Bill Clinton as a puppet of billionaire George Soros for supporting his plan to flood the EU with "millions" of hostile Muslims.

May 21 11:36

The Real Nakba

This Arab Spring was used to stage revolution against Libya’s Gadhafi, who proposed a golden Dinar as a new African currency. Israel and the U.S. with the cooperation of Qatar shipped al-Qaeda terrorists to Libya, financed and armed them to devastate the country.,/STRONG>

The real target of the Arab Spring was Syria, who during the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon, had shipped weapons to Hezbollah. Robert Ford; the US Ambassador to Syria between 2011 – 2014, was the architect and financer of the rebellion demonstrations against Syrian regime.

May 21 09:51

A List of Things You Can ‘Self-Identify’ As Since ANYTHING Goes Now

It is called Subjectivism. It means you’re doing what feels good to you. Obama and his Socialist Party of Perpetual Offense recently refined the art of victim-hood. The latest Socialist grasp at feeling good was Obama playing with sexual identification and bathrooms. I’ll “self-identify” as a tour guide for a minute. Let me show you where “self-identification” leads. After all, most of you voted for it.

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May 21 09:38

BEX ALERT - Target CEO Blames Climate Change, Not Bathroom Policy, for Hurting Sales

As retailer Target sees its stock plummeting and sales dropping in the midst of a boycott over its recently announced pro-transgender bathroom policy, the company’s CEO is insisting the weather is the cause of falling sales, not the company’s bathroom policy.

May 21 09:32

Sanders supporters secure protest permits for Democratic National Convention

’s nearly certain that Bernie Sanders will lose the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton at this point, but his supporters are making plans to ensure they have a voice at the party’s national convention in July. Philadelphia, where the convention will take place, has approved four demonstration permits for events in support of Sanders near the Democratic National Convention, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

One of the permits authorizes an event that includes four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park, which is located next to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will take place. Philadelphia expects about 30,000 attendees at the pro-Sanders rallies in the park, and organizers told the Wall Street Journal they hope to see more.

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Sanders' supporters were NOT violent at the Nevada Democratic Convention: it was agents provocateurs, attempting to smear Sanders' supporters as violent.

But Bernie Sanders has both philosophical and pragmatic reasons to chose to stay in the race; one, that they do have some kind of influence on the party platform, and two, there might be an issue coming up regarding Clinton between now and the National Democratic Convention which could, in fact, force her to step down from the race.

May 21 09:23

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.

The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.

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The economic policies of the last several administrations have left ordinary working people tapped out, with their jobs lost, and with negative financial futures on terminal overload.

May 21 09:17

EGYPT OFFICIALS RELEASE FIRST FOOTAGE OF EGYPTAIR DEBRIS; FIND AIRPLANE BLACK BOXES

Following two days of searching, Egyptian crews have located the data recorders for EgyptAir Flight 804 close to an area where human remains and debris from the crashed flight have been found, CBS News reports citing government sources.

Planes and vessels from Egypt and five other countries - Greece, Britain, France, the United States and Cyprus - continued searching a wide area of the eastern Mediterranean on Saturday, a day after the Egyptian military found debris from the passenger jet in the sea 180 miles north of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. The waters in the area are 8,000 to 10,000 feet deep, and the pings from the black boxes can be detected up to a depth of 20,000 feet.

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As reported a couple of days ago in crimesofempire.com:

Updated May 20th, 2016. Debris and Body parts found in the Mediterranean. Tonight the Greek Defence minister, Panos Kammenos has confirmed that the Egyptian military have found plane debris and body parts approximately 290kms/180 miles north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria. “A short while ago we were briefed by the Egyptian authorities … on the discovery of a body part, a seat and baggage just south of where the aircraft signal was lost,” (Source) It therefore appears that all persons on board Egypt-Air 804 have perished. It has also been reported that Flight 804 made a series of violent maneuver’s prior to disappearing from radar. The plane is said to have turned violently 90 degrees before making a 360 degree turn in the opposite direction. The US Government are being quoted by the US media as stating that satellite imagery shows no obvious sign of an explosion in the area at the time. “officials from multiple US agencies told Reuters that a preliminary examination of satellite imagery had not shown any signs of an explosion.”(Source). Incident Concurrent with NATO naval drill in the Mediterranean. Another element that this incident shares in common with several recent air disasters including MH370 and the destruction of Metrojet Flight 9268 over Egypt seven months ago is that it has taken place during the course of a large US led military drill. Exercise Phoenix Express gets under way in Greece | Naval Today In this case the drill is named Phoenix Express, it started two days ago and continues until May 27th and involves the naval forces of “Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States, representatives from the NATO Shipping Center, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the EU border management agency Frontex are taking part.” (Source) This is Naval Today’s description of the drill. “Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.” “This year’s exercise control group will be hosted at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) located in Souda Bay, Greece, but training will take place throughout the Mediterranean to include North African nations’ territorial waters.”
Conclusions: Impossible.

But if in fact this plane got shot down in the middle of a military exercise, it would not have been the first.

And if in fact this was the case, look for the US government to shuck, jive, and throw up a huge, inky smokescreen of propaganda to claim that this didn't happen, just as they did with TWA 800.

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