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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 26 15:33

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the United Nations’

“In Gaza, 95,000 Palestinians remain homeless following the last conflict [the 2014 Israeli blitzkrieg ‘Protective Edge’ and ongoing 8-year blockade], forcing many to face the winter cold in tents, shipping containers, or among the ruins of their former houses.”

Dec 26 14:07

“Expel Israel from the UN”

Stuart Littlewood explains, with reference to Israel’s ongoing violations of international law and the principles of the United Nations, why it is past time for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to embrace a draft resolution calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN.

Dec 26 11:18

Pentagon refuses to share intel on ISIS until Moscow’s stance on Assad changes

Washington will not share intelligence data on Islamic State positions in Syria and will not accept Moscow’s offer to cooperate on rooting out terrorism until Moscow changes its position on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s future, the Pentagon said.
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Ever since the start of the Russian campaign in Syria in late September, Moscow has been offering to share information with the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), urging Washington to reciprocate. After months of extensive diplomatic efforts by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, and the Kremlin, the Pentagon is still refusing to enter the proposed cooperation.

“We are not going to cooperate with Russia on Syria until they change their strategy of supporting Assad and instead focus on ISIL,” US Defense Department Spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told Sputnik on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ISIL is funded, trained, and supplied by the US government; so it is absolutely no surprise that the US government wants to keep as much of it in tact as possible to continue to attempt to destabilise the Al-Assad regime.

But the US government has two problems here; Russia was invited to assist in getting rid of the Jihadis in Syria: the US government was not, for obvious reasons. Also, the Russia military has been doing an incredible job of destroying ISIL assets, sort of gobbling them up like Pacman, even without US government intelligence.

The above statement by Defense Department Spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza says it all: regime change is the goal, and the ONLY goal of the US government in Syria, period, end of discussion.

Russia understands that ousting al-Assad right now would be the worst possible scenario for the people of this country, because it could potentially wind up getting overtaken by Jihadists just to the right of Attila the Hun.

Logic tells me that the Russian long-term view of this situation is correct.

It is unfortunate that what I am seeing here, in terms of the US government, is a move toward a total world war, generated by a war between the US and Russia; also, unfortunately, the US government cannot see any other way out of the financial bind in which it - and the Federal Reserve - have put the financial system, not to mention its citizens, in this country.

Dec 26 10:25

The feds are making it a lot less profitable for local police to take your stuff

Quietly, just a few days before Christmas, the federal government made a huge change to the way it cooperates with local police departments: it's no longer giving local police departments a share of money or property seized from people who haven't committed crimes.

Dec 26 10:25

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings - 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account

Approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account, according to a new survey of more than 5,000 adults conducted this month by Google Consumer Survey for personal finance website GOBankingRates.com. “It’s worrisome that such a large percentage of Americans have so little set aside in a savings account,” says Cameron Huddleston, a personal finance analyst for the site. “They likely don’t have cash reserves to cover an emergency and will have to rely on credit, friends and family, or even their retirement accounts to cover unexpected expenses.”

Dec 26 10:09

A mentally handicapped Alabama teen who cannot tie his own shoes has been arrested for attempting to help ISIS.

Witnesses, friends and family members uniformly described Pruitt as a "child" - a teenager with an IQ of 51 who cannot tie his own shoes, soils his clothes, has little verbal skills and lacks the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy.

Yet a St. Clair County investigator testified that Pruitt used the Internet to communicate with what he believed were representatives of the Islamic State and the Pakistani Taliban, and that he told an FBI agent that he provided links to encrypted information on car bombs, pressure cooker bombs and suggested high value targets for acts of terrorism.

Dec 26 09:40

Report: All Major Oil Companies Knew of Climate Change by 1970s

A new investigation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning outlet InsideClimate News suggests that nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company was aware of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change as early as the late 1970s.

Dec 26 09:40

Clinton and Trump are looking for an easy out on the Internet. Don’t give it to them.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are about as different stylistically as can be. But when it comes to Internet policy, they're both equally in the dark — and just as willing to dismiss gaps in their thinking by making vague assumptions about America's engineering know-how.

Dec 26 09:20

WHAT IF JESUS HAD BEEN BORN 2,000 YEARS LATER IN THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE?

The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one.

Consider the following if you will.

Had Jesus been born in the year 2015…

Rather than traveling to Bethlehem for a census, Jesus’ parents would have been mailed a 28-page American Community Survey, a mandatory government questionnaire documenting their habits, household inhabitants, work schedule, and even how many toilets were in their home, etc. The penalty for not responding to this invasive survey would have resulted in a fine of $5,000.

Instead of being born in a manger, Jesus might have been born at home. Rather than wise men and shepherds bringing gifts, however, the baby’s parents might have been forced to ward off visits from state social workers intent on prosecuting them for the home birth. One couple in Washington had all three of their children removed after social services objected to the two youngest being birthed in an unassisted home delivery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This government used the events of 9/11 to turn this country into a police state, and the refinements on this continue apace.

But the problem here, after all the lies the American people have been fed to justify this, and the endless wars which followed, the American people can no longer believe a word the US government tells them.

Compliance can be, more or less, coersively and punitively enforced; but not trust, belief, or loyalty.

Dec 26 09:10

NSA HELPED BRITISH SPIES FIND SECURITY HOLES IN JUNIPER FIREWALLS

A TOP-SECRET document dated February 2011 reveals that British spy agency GCHQ, with the knowledge and apparent cooperation of the NSA, acquired the capability to covertly exploit security vulnerabilities in 13 different models of firewalls made by Juniper Networks, a leading provider of networking and Internet security gear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane.

The drug kingpins, the gangs, and the highly placed criminals already have nearly bullet-proof encryption; so why, please should the rest of us, trying to make a living, be punished with the various US alphabet-soup agencies examining everything we do on line?

Well, whatever poor sod has the dubious distinction of having to follow me on line knows I love my husband; love to create music; am a Christian pacifist who never advocates for violence; love staying in touch with my friends, and love to look at jewelry ( but rarely buys). In a word: boring!! :-)

Dec 26 08:55

Cop Accidentally Shoots Pistol Inside Airport While “Practicing his Quick Draw Skills”

Imagine for a moment that you were open carrying a pistol in a public space and all of the sudden, you accidentally squeeze off a round. There are two possible scenarios that would take place; the first one being that police return fire and you are killed. The second, less lethal result would be your inevitable arrest and charges of public endangerment, unlawful discharge, illegal use of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorism, or a myriad of other charges associated with sending a deadly projectile hurling through walls and near the heads of innocent people. You would immediately be facing fines, jail time, probation, and firearms restrictions.

Dec 26 08:38

Independents like Bernie Sanders more than they like Hillary Clinton — a lot more

Bernie Sanders has a 2016 presidential election victory well within his reach — but a Sanders presidency would depend on one large voting bloc turning out at the polls, according to a new analysis of polling data released earlier this month by the respected Quinnipac University National Polling Center. In fact, that single voting bloc already has a much more favorable view of Sanders than of his Democratic rival, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Dec 26 08:36

Stranger agrees to fly baby fighting cancer for treatment over 1,000 miles in personal jet after finding out the family couldn't fly commercially because of the baby's immune system

A Franklinton family is getting what they’re calling a Christmas miracle.

Their 8-month-old son, a patient at Children’s Hospital, is supposed to start a new cancer treatment in Baltimore.

Dec 25 20:34

WOW: Rand Paul Admits He Will Support Donald Trump For President If Trump Wins The GOP Nomination

Donald Trump and Rand Paul have had frequently contentious exchanges, with Trump insulting and eventually dismissing the relevance of Paul altogether. Since being sworn into the U.S. Senate, Rand thought he could cozy up to the establishment in order to garner support, but it backfired on him, alienating the very libertarian base which got him elected. Rand is now considered a very marginal and uninspirational politician. Ron Paul, while not enthusiastically endorsing his son Rand's campaign, has referred to Trump as an "authoritarian" and an "establishment empty suit."

Dec 25 20:01

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Far-right threat today is ‘worse than before Rabin’s murder’

A former head of the Shin Bet security service said Friday that the threat posed to Israel by a terrorist “underground” of religious far-right extremists has reached unprecedented levels, worse even than in the lead-up to prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995.

“We’re at a worse point than before the assassination of Rabin,” said Carmi Gillon, who headed the agency when Rabin was murdered, in a Channel 2 interview on Friday night.

Dec 25 19:27

Funny Trump: "Wow, Even Lowly Rand Paul Has Just Past Jeb Bush In Latest Polls"

Here are some funny Tweets Donald posted on Dec. 24th, as well as all his Christmas Day tweets.

Webmaster addition: That should be "passed", not "past." Thank you common core!

Dec 25 19:22

U.S. held secret communications with Syrian government; explored ways to encourage a military coup in 2011

U.S. officials held secret communications with members of President Bashar al-Assad's government to try to limit violence in Syria, and explored ways to encourage a military coup in 2011 as the civil war got under way, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Dec 25 19:20

Minneapolis councilwoman publishes personal info of people criticizing BLM protests

A Minneapolis city council member is under fire for posting phone numbers and home addresses of those criticizing the Black Lives Matter protests on Wednesday. Alondra Cano has since taken her controversial tweets down, but they're still all over social media.

Dec 25 16:48

Happy Nondescript, Inoffensive, Microaggression-Free Ambiguous Winter Holiday!

From our safe space to yours, we hope you have the happiest, most politically correct time of year that doesn't hurt anyone else's feelings or offend anyone which you possibly can.

Dec 25 13:55

Putin and Zionism: A Complex Relationship

First Comment by Tony Blizzard, who sent this. (Thanks Tony)

This is the most logical article I have seen on Putin, his actions and his lack of actions. Russia will NEVER win against the Rothschild cabal until they toss the phony debt as money lie that almost all nations now live with as the cabal grabs ever more wealth through it. As well as having stolen over 90% of all wealth, world wide, they also own the best part of EVERY national debt, so-called, on these totally phony loans of nothing at usury instead of an honest real monetary medium of exchange. The world's worst crime in all history. It causes more grief than mass murders because it is that as well as every other economic crime combined with it.

Dec 25 12:53

How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Making?

How much are Jewish not-for-profit CEOs making? Click on each entry for more information.
Note: Please save and remember these organizations pay no taxes!

Dec 25 12:46

Christmas in Bethlehem Israel/Palestine

Instead, the soldiers held back for sometime, pushing the Santas back, screaming insults. Eventually, Israeli forces retreated behind the wall, shooting tear gas from concrete towers.
Note: Should Christians support Israel!

Dec 25 12:42

Jewish leader demands expulsion of 'Christian vampires'

The leader of a right-wing Jewish group has called for a ban on Christmas in Israel and the expulsion of Christians, describing followers of the religion as "blood-sucking vampires".
Note: Should Christians support Israel!

Dec 25 12:38

Gaza's Christians: 'Israel can't beat us down'

The continuing Israeli blockade on Gaza has virtually stopped the freedom of movement and goods, the unemployment rate now standing at forty-three percent, and youth unemployment at sixty percent - the highest in the world, according to a World Bank report earlier this year.
The United Nations has already claimed that if the blockade and current situation continues, Gaza could be 'unlivable' by 2020.
Note: Should Christians support Israel!

Dec 25 10:24

Christmas in Damascus: RT crew feels hope in air as Christians, Muslims join to celebrate

I'm a Presbyterian.In Communicants class we were taught that Christians,Muslims and Jews ALL worshipped the same God.Let us get it together people!

Syria has endured another year of devastating civil war and strife. However, thousands of civilians in Damascus have been trying to live as normal a life as possible, celebrating Christmas and giving them some respite from the chaos.

Dec 25 10:03

Michael Moore Has a Confession About Donald Trump – And He’d Rather It Not Be True

Filmmaker Michael Moore has gone out of his way to protest Donald Trump in recent weeks, particularly by standing in front of his hotel and holding up a sign that read “we are all Muslim.”

Dec 25 10:03

Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration.

Dec 25 09:47

When Hillary Clinton Claims 33K Deaths Due to ‘Gun Violence’ She’s Leaving Out One Big Tell

When she’s on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton touts the talking point that “33,000 people die each year due to ‘gun violence.'”

It’s an attention-grabbing claim, but the general listener could get the impression that those numbers are solely victims of mass shootings or murders. They’re not.

Dec 25 09:47

5 Ways Liberals Hurt The Poor

Democrats have long since realized that people who are poor and dependent on the government will vote for them, even if it is their liberal policies that created the poverty and dependency. That's why every ghetto in America is controlled lock, stock, and barrel by liberal Democrats. Unfortunately, so many destitute Americans have yet to realize that liberal policies don't fight poverty; they maintain it.

Dec 25 09:24

TSA Quietly Moves To Make Body Scanners Mandatory

As you head to the airport this Christmas, knowing full well that you’ll soon have to endure the indignities of the TSA, you can at least take solace in the fact that you’ll get to choose your indignity. When it’s time to go through security, you can either go through a body scanner, or endure a grubby pat-down. However, that choice may not be available in the future.

Dec 25 09:22

In Just 9 Charts, Barack Obama’s Economic “Recovery” Is Exposed!

Liberals have a unique way of defending President Barack Obama’s dangerous economic policies. The tricks of Keynesian economists are used by this administration to trumpet the relatively low unemployment rate, while using accounting tricks to hide just how much Obama has grown the size of the Federal Government.

Dec 25 09:21

This Surprising Map Shows All 50 States Renamed For Countries With Similar Gun Ownership

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Dec 25 08:51

How much you have to earn to be considered middle class in every US state

A recent analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog found that the middle class shrunk in every state in the US between the years of 2000 and 2013 (the most recent data available).

Dec 25 08:51

BANK OF AMERICA CENSORS JOURNALIST ON TWITTER

The founding editor of Business Insider UK, Jim Edwards, has had two tweets removed by Twitter at the request of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Jim claims that in an e-mail from Bank of America, the bank threatened to remove the editor’s Twitter if he “kept it up.”

While this is only two tweets, there is a principle at stake. Investment banks apparently have the power to censor journalists on Twitter, simply by asking.

In the tweets Edwards had quoted a research document produced by analyst Teo Lasarte at Bank of America. One of the tweets was recoverable – which reads: “BAML’s Teo Lasarte is developing a pun-based method for analyzing auto stocks.” On Business Insider Jim Edwards continues:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not bode well for the future of honest communication by journalists.

Dec 25 08:51

Fox puts New York Times on Santa’s ‘Naughty List’ for pushing assault rifle ban after mass shooting

Fox & Friends suggested on Thursday that Santa would be putting coal in The New York Times‘ stocking because its editors had called for gun safety laws following the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino.

Dec 25 08:44

DID EX CIA DIRECTOR WILLIAM CASEY REALLY SAY THIS?

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

An interesting topic was posted over at AboveTopSecret.com (ATS) discussing the origins of an infamous quote attributed to a CIA Director.

William Casey was the 13th CIA Director appointed by President Reagan from 1981 until he left in January 1987. Not long after his retirement he died of a brain tumor in May 1987.

During his tenure at the CIA, Casey played a large role shaping Reagan’s foreign policy – particular Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union. Casey strongly believed that the Soviet Union was the source of most of the terrorist activity in the world.

But did former CIA Director William Casey really say these words? ATS member Sublimecraft points us to this Quora posting.

Barbara Honegger
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Webmaster's Commentary: 

And now, the US government has so utterly blown its credibility that absolutely nothing it says can be mistaken for the truth in any situation.

Dec 25 08:41

30,000 waiting to be re-housed in Porter Ranch California due to unstopable methane leak: 62 million cubic feet of methane lost into the atmosphere each day!

A court ordered SoCal Gas Company to provide temporary housing for thousands of Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, residents made sick from fumes from a massive gas leak.

An infrared camera captured the size of the gas plume that's been leaking for two months.

The court order issued on Wednesday will come as a relief to more than 2,500 families in Porter Ranch, a northwest San Fernando Valley community, who have been waiting to be relocated by SoCal Gas since the leak began spewing methane into their homes and schools on October 23.

As of Tuesday, the company had paid for temporary housing for more than 2,000 other households, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Dec 25 08:40

Merry Politically Incorrect Christmas

In the spirit of the late, great George Carlin, I present "Merry Politically Incorrect Christmas," a free speech experiment that is fully intended to provoke the complete idiocy of the insane, racist, bigoted status quo on the political left and all its hatred and intolerance of anything Christian or white. (And, God forbid, White Christmas!)

Dec 25 08:39

TSA HIT WITH LAWSUIT AFTER NIXING BODY SCANNER OPT OUT

The TSA has been hit with a lawsuit just days after it quietly introduced new rules that banned the ability of travelers to opt out of the agency’s controversial naked body scanners.

“In a document published earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security outlined an update to the Advanced Imagery Technology protocols used by the TSA at US airports, adding a clause which allows officers to insist travelers go through the controversial machines,”reported SlashGear.

The federal agency now insists it has the right to “direct mandatory AIT screening for some passengers,” even if they refuse.

Activist Jonathan Corbett, who famously exposed TSA body scanners to becompletely uselessin detecting items concealed in hidden pockets, wasted no time infiling a lawsuitin an attempt to restore a traveler’s right to opt out of the scanner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good. This almost could not happen to a more corrupt, totally useless Federal agency, and I hope the lawsuit's outcome will be favorable to Corbett.

Dec 25 08:33

Western State Sponsored Terrorism: False Flags Spreading Islamophobia, Race and Religious Wars and New World Disorder

Western national governments using their intelligence communities to collectively manufacture, orchestrate and stage violent world events promoting their endless war on terror and then employing their bought and paid for MSM propagandists to subsequently shape public opinion and perception has increasingly been the twenty-first century’s go-to menu utilized by the powers-that-shouldn’t-be.

Dec 25 08:13

Xmas Holiday Means No News

Dec 25 08:03

A Stealth Default on Social Security

Wow, that’s brazen. They took “file and suspend” out back and shot it dead. No warning at all.

We figured this technique to maximize Social Security benefits would be safe at least until the next president took office and Social Security’s looming bankruptcy would be too big to ignore.

Instead, it wound up in the fine print of the “zombie budget” Congress and the White House agreed on last week.

So how did we get here?

Webmaster addition: See BILL CLINTON LOOTED SOCIAL SECURITY TO CREATE HIS FEDERAL BUDGET SURPLUS

Dec 25 07:24

Officials say US oil bankruptcies at Great Recession-era levels

The U.S. petroleum industry hasn’t seen this many bankruptcies in one quarter since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says, counting nine Chapter 11 court filings in the year’s final three-month period. And that’s just a third of the year’s domestic casualty count.

Dec 25 07:14

Good Job Salon : Leading Far Left Website: WHITE MEN Must Be Stopped for Future of Mankind

"...given the possibility that Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or one of their ilk might become president, white supremacist ideology seems to be digging in harder than ever."

Dec 25 07:11

Americans Held Hostage in Iran Win Compensation 36 Years Later

Buried in the huge spending bill signed into law last Friday are provisions that would give each of the 53 hostages or their estates up to $4.4 million. Victims of other state-sponsored terrorist attacks such as the 1998 American Embassy bombings in East Africa would also be eligible for benefits under the law. “I had to pull over to the side of the road, and I basically cried,” said Rodney V. Sickmann, who was a Marine sergeant working as a guard at the embassy in Tehran when he was seized along with the other Americans by a mob that overran the compound on Nov. 4, 1979. “It has been 36 years, one month, 14 days, obviously, until President Obama signed the actual bill, until Iran was held accountable,” he said.

Dec 25 07:00

Obamacare plans put big dent in customers’ wallets

You might not be reduced to living on Ramen noodles if you buy Obamacare coverage — but your bank account certainly could feel a bit leaner.

Dec 25 06:46

Chanticleer- Riu Riu Chiu

Dec 25 06:37

Facebook Censors Story About ‘Refugee’ Raping Swedish Woman

Facebook has sensationally banned a story about a ‘refugee’ raping a Swedish woman in line with the company’s new policy to censor anti-migrant posts deemed to be “xenophobic”.

Dec 25 06:34

U.S. Declassifies Disturbing List Of Cold War Nuclear Targets

We all know that if there was ever a nuclear war, there would be massive civilian casualties. It’s pretty much impossible to nuke a military base without inflicting collateral damage, and all of the institutions that make governance possible, are located in or near cities. Not to mention all the factories that are required to keep a war machine in tip-top shape, which are frequently located around civilians.

Dec 25 06:03

Flashback: Woman who threatened to kill Michelle Obama On Christmas Vacation likely a U.S. Federal Govt employee

Kristy Lee Roshia, the 35 year old woman arrested and charged with threatening First Lady Michelle Obama, is most likely an employee of the U.S. federal government, if documents cited by the U.S. Secret Service are accurate. Roshia, currently being held without bail in federal custody in Hawaii, was arrested Saturday December 19th less than two miles away from the house where President Obama and his family will be staying for Christmas. The rental house, which is the same one the Obamas rented last Christmas, is a 7,000 square foot beachfront home which reportedly rents for $4,000 a night. According to media reports, on November 9th of this year Roshia sent a rambling letter to the Boston Secret Service office along with photographs of herself, and included a Hawaii return address located on Kane'ohe Bay Drive.

Dec 24 22:11

Christmas trees lit up in Tartous and Damascus Countryside amidst religious and popular participation

24 December? 2015

Provinces, SANA – A 22 m tall Christmas tree was lit up in Safita city in Tartous province on Saturday in honor of Syria’s martyrs.

The event was attended by a Greek religious delegation currently visiting Syria and presided by Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos-Greece.

“We came to Syria to send a message of joy and hope to its people that the future will be better,” Elisaios said in a statement to SANA.

“We are anguished because the Syrian people have to suffer such great tragedies, and we pray to God to remove the injustice and suffering they are going through” he added.

Dec 24 18:06

Wrongly Jailed over a Dream, Newly Free Clarence Moses-EL on Ending His 28-Year Nightmare

Clarence Moses-EL has walked free after 28 years behind bars for a crime he says he didn’t commit. In 1989, Moses-EL, who is African-American, was sentenced to 48 years in prison after a woman said she dreamed he was the man who raped and beat her in the dark.

Dec 24 16:04

Massive methane leak forces relocation of 2,500 California families

New aerial footage of the leak was also released on Wednesday by the Environmental Defense Fund, which captured the intensity of the leak by infrared camera. The video footage shows a steady, thick plume pouring into the air over a densely packed residential area. It is hard to judge the width of the plume from the video, but EDF said it is pumping out 62 million cubic feet of methane into the atmosphere each day. Methane packs 80 times the 20-year warming power of carbon dioxide.

“What you can’t see is easy to ignore. That’s why communities that suffer from pollution from oil and gas development are often dismissed by industry and regulators,” said Earthworks spokesman Alan Septoff in a statement. “Making invisible pollution visible shows the world what people in Porter Ranch have been living with every day for months.”

Dec 24 13:16

Climate Change? Why Hasn't Obama Mentioned the Enormous "Unstoppable" Gas Leak Happening in California Right Now?

Some 150 million pounds of methane has now poured into the atmosphere in just a few weeks. No one seems to know what caused it and no one seems to know how to stop it. The gas leak continues unabated. It shows no signs of stopping. It is now officially being called the worst catastrophe since the BP oil spill and the worst gas leak in California state history.

Obama will wax on all day about “climate change” right? Well methane is clearly much worse for the environment than the man-made carbon dioxide he’s always railing against and where has he been on this one? Pushing gun control? Golfing?

This leak has supposedly already released the equivalent of what would be released from six coal fired power plants (the ones he wants to regulate out of existence) over the span of twenty years… in just under two months. And it just keeps leaking at an alarming rate.

And the president hasn’t said a peep. Keep in mind, this leak was happening DURING the recent climate talks in Paris.

Dec 24 13:15

After 2,000 years, Christians disappearing from Gaza

“Palestinian Christians … receive no tolerance or mercy from the Israeli occupation. Their land has been confiscated, their houses have been destroyed, and they have been subjected to daily humiliation on checkpoints when they travel,” he said. “Same discriminatory measures for everyone. Christians and Muslims.”

Dec 24 13:13

Is America On the Brink of a Civil War? “If We Defend It Together, We Can Avoid Bloodshed”

Will Americans still defend their rights today? How many more abuses will the people take before they fight back?

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 24 12:23

Seymour Hersh's Latest Bombshell: U.S. Military Undermined Obama on Syria with Tacit Help to Assad

DEMOCRACY NOW INTERVIEW

A new report by the Pulitzer-winning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh says the Joint Chiefs of Staff has indirectly supported Bashar al-Assad in an effort to help him defeat jihadist groups. Hersh reports the Joint Chiefs sent intelligence via Russia, Germany and Israel on the understanding it would be transmitted to help Assad push back Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State. Hersh also claims the military even undermined a U.S. effort to arm Syrian rebels in a bid to prove it was serious about helping Assad fight their common enemies.

Dec 24 11:08

Hey Hillary, Trump isn’t in any ISIS recruitment vids… but a few characters you know are

Hillary Clinton just put her foot in her mouth again and was busted LYING about yet another terrorist video!

Dec 24 11:04

Thirty activists arrested as Black Lives Matter demos cause holiday travel chaos with protesters storming Minneapolis Airport, blocking roads in San Francisco and forcing LA highway shutdown

Thirty people have been arrested after hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted holiday travel and shopping in several states Wednesday with protests blocking access roads to airports and shutting down the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police are out in full force today to ensure smooth Christmas Eve travel a day after the demonstrations led to disruptions.

Dec 24 10:58

Source: Hundreds of ISIS Jihadists already in Europe preparing Paris-style attacks

Hundreds of ISIS jihadists have already slipped into Europe and are preparing Paris-style attacks, with hundreds more on the way, according to a source that spoke to Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

Dec 24 10:46

Defense Using Specter of Unrest in Freddie Gray Case

Veteran civil rights attorney A Dwight Pettit responds to developments in the first week of the Freddie Gray case.

Dec 24 10:31

Stefan Molyneux's Christmas Duty

We have a duty to speak up to give others strength

Dec 24 10:19

The Friends of Boris Johnson: Plugging into Jewish Networks as the Key to Success for Ambitious Politicians

There are two pilgrimages which any ambitious British Conservative politician should undertake if he wants to seriously improve his chances of getting the top job. One is to Israel to be pictured with wearing a skull cap at the Western Wall.

Dec 24 10:18

All I Want For Christmas Is Justice

Christmas cartoon for occupied Palestine

Dec 24 10:16

Yes, Virginia, the Jews Stole Christmas

A new book, Joshua Eli Plaut’s A Kosher Christmas: ’Tis the Season to Be Jewish, documents what we have known all along: The Jews did indeed subvert Christmas. This book deserves a full review, but Ethan Schwartz’s summary and comment (“Twas the night after Christmas“) deserve scrutiny. First the summary:

Dec 24 10:15

Israeli wedding party celebrates Dawabsheh killings

A video of Israeli Orthodox Jewish wedding-goers celebrating the killing of a Palestinian toddler has prompted strong condemnation.
A masked youth is seen raising a firebomb, while another young man repeatedly stabs a photo of Ali Dawabsheh, an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was killed in an arson attack carried out by Israeli settlers in July.
Note: Still think you are dealing with normal human beings!

Dec 24 10:13

Conference of the Herds by MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

snip: These dogs of war may open the door to carnage, but it will be your sons and daughters who suffer and die on the bloodied altar of political ambition.

Dec 24 10:11

Poor Irish children's letters to Santa found in chimney after 90 years

Mary’s letter to Santa, along with one by her younger brother, Alfred, wound up tucked into a crevice in the apartment’s fireplace. Miraculously, they remained there, intact, for almost 100 years, weathering flames and evading the attention of new residents.

As Corey Kilgannon of the New York Times reported earlier this week, they were discovered 15 years ago by the apartment’s current occupant, acting coach Peter Mattaliano, when he was doing renovations.

Dec 24 09:58

New riddle of San Bernardino massacre: Russian sisters married to shooters' 'terrorist' neighbor and brother have links to Israel

So how did a pair of Russian sisters with close ties to Israel end up at the heart of the worst terrorist atrocity in the US since 9/11?

Daily Mail Online can now disclose the full story of the Chernykh sisters and their journey from a tiny Jewish village in remote south-western Russia to their role in the California massacre earlier this month.

Dec 24 09:55

Americans are drinking themselves to death at record rates

Alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data. Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use.

Dec 24 09:48

BEX alert: The Art of Blaming Russia for Everything … “Putin is the Real Power behind ISIS”

Libya is responsible for ISIS
Iraq is responsible for ISIS
Syria is responsible for ISIS
Turkey is responsible for ISIS
Russia is responsible for ISIS

almost 200 more countries left to blame!

Dec 24 09:44

Wheaton College professor suspended for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God declared Tuesday that she would fight efforts by the private evangelical college to force her out.

A Wheaton College professor suspended for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God declared Tuesday that she would fight efforts by the private evangelical college to force her out.

Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor who earlier this month demonstrated solidarity with her Muslim neighbors by wearing a hijab, said she will not accept a proposal offered by the college to teach again next fall that would revoke her tenure for at least two years. She said the college appears to be moving toward termination, meanwhile she has rejected suggestions to resign.

Dec 24 09:41

Bernie Sanders spent more time speaking on the Senate floor this year than any of the other people running for president

Bernie Sanders spent more time speaking on the Senate floor this year than any of the other people running for president. The Republican presidential contenders have often criticized Marco Rubio for shirking Senate votes and committee meetings to campaign. But the senator who was the most active on Capitol Hill came from the other side of the aisle.

Dec 24 09:40

A Kansas chemical manufacturing company was fined $1 million this week after admitting it illegally dumped hazardous wastes down a saltwater disposal well.

A Kansas chemical manufacturing company was fined $1 million Tuesday after admitting it illegally dumped hazardous wastes down a saltwater disposal well.

JACAM Manufacturing of Sterling pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wichita to one count of violating the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and one count of violating the Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and was immediately sentenced following the plea.

Dec 24 09:29

Toronto Man Yells "F**k White People" During Machete Attack—Not Charged With Hate Crime

A Toronto man who yelled "fuck white people" before launching an unprovoked machete attack on a random 30-year-old white male is being charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon—but he is not being charged with a hate crime.

Dec 24 09:27

Empire of Chaos preparing for more fireworks in 2016

In his seminal 'Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization,' Bryan Ward-Perkins writes, "Romans before the fall were as certain as we are today that their world would continue forever... They were wrong. We would be wise not to repeat their complacency.”

The Empire of Chaos, today, is not about complacency. It’s about hubris – and fear. Ever since the start of the Cold War the crucial question has been who would control the great trading networks of Eurasia - or the “heartland”, according to Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861–1947), the father of geopolitics.

We could say that for the Empire of Chaos, the game really started with the CIA-backed coup in Iran in 1953, when the US finally encountered, face to face, that famed Eurasia crisscrossed for centuries by the Silk Road(s), and set out to conquer them all.

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Putin is a master chess player, and at this moment in world history, appears to be at least 1,000 moves ahead of DC.

Dec 24 09:16

Congress eliminates export oil ban

If you want to know how the “so called” Free Trade exponents think about exports, just analyze the impact and actual beneficiaries of the US House passes bill to lift 40-year ban on oil exports.

Dec 24 08:59

Washington Has Added Ukraine To The Long List Of Countries Destroyed By Washington

The criminal thugs who comprise the government of the United States have now destroyed Ukraine, adding another scalp to their 21st century collection of scalps from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and large parts of Syria and Pakistan.

The American military/security complex has grown mega-rich at the expense of a vast proportion of mankind.

American “patriots,” brainwashed by the presstitute media, have supported the most egregious and least justified war crimes in human history. Among moral peoples everywhere the United States is regarded as “the Great Satan.”

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Dec 24 08:47

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies are born with brain damage, possibly due to mosquito-borne virus "This is an unprecedented situation, unprecedented in world scientific research," Brazil's health ministry said in a statement on its website

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being born with damaged brains.

Dec 24 08:46

Wiretapping reveals communication between Turkish officers and Islamic State

Some Turkish officers on the Syrian border have been revealed to have communicated with terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, a daily reported on Tuesday.

Dec 24 08:38

Video: Israeli youths dance, stab picture of murdered Palestinian baby

This video shows Israeli Jewish youths, some armed with army-issued assault rifles, dancing at a wedding.

Broadcast on Israeli television Wednesday evening, it shows one masked youth holding up a Molotov cocktail while another stabs a photo of Ali Dawabsha, the Palestinian baby killed in a firebomb attack on his family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma last summer

Dec 24 08:27

Kim Davis Just Scored A Massive Win In Kentucky…This Is What She Was Fighting For

The Republican governor has ordered the state to prepare new licenses that won’t include the names of county clerks.

Dec 24 08:22

Israel Now Iran's Uninvited Partner In Syria - A No-Win Situation Needs Brinkmanship

While Iranian and Hezbollah Fighters are taking losses - Russia is swapping intel with Israel - That is a no-win formula - Brinkmanship is required.

Dec 24 07:51

"Unstoppable" California Gas Leak Now Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

Since initially reporting on California's Alison Canyon gas leak, more details have emerged on the scale (and potential for no solution) of the problem as the infamous Erin Brockovich writes, "the enormity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. Gas is escaping through a ruptured pipe more than 8,000 feet underground, and it shows no signs of stopping," as according to the California Air Resources Board, methane - a greenhouse gas 72 times more impactful in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide - has been escaping from the Aliso Canyon site with force equivalent “to a volcanic eruption” for about two months now.

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The question which needs to be asked is, how was this allowed to snowball into such a catastrophe, with such potential harmful effects, and not handled when it was manageable?!?

There were some nasty assumptions, leading up to this, where reality and wishful thinking collided.

But what’s making this massive leak so difficult to stop pertains to the storage ‘container,’ itself. “We have the largest natural gas storage system in the world,” boasts Chris McGill, vice president of the American Gas Association. In the United States, old underground oil fields are often put to use as storage vessels for natural gas — because, hey, that geology worked just fine to hold oil for millions of years, so why not natural gas? In fact, there are some 300 such depleted subterranean oil fields being employed this way around the United States. Aliso Canyon, a natural gas storage site since the 1970s, has one of the largest capacities: 86 billion cubic feet. During the summer, gas earmarked for winter heating is pumped into these underground cavities by SoCalGas — and the process is reversed with the turn of the seasons. However, this year, workers encountered what quickly became evident was anything but a typical hiccup. As Wired reported: “On October 23, workers noticed the leak at a 40-year-old well in Aliso Canyon. Small leaks are routine, says Bohlen, and SoCalGas did what it routinely does: put fluid down the well to stop the leak and tinker with the well head. It didn’t work. The company tried it five more times, and the gas kept leaking. At this point, it was clear the leak was far from routine, and the problem was deeper underground.” Beginning December 4th, SoCalGas crews began drilling a relief well to intercept the fissured pipe

SoCalGas and SEMPRA should be sued out of existence for creating this massive flustercluck.

Dec 24 07:10

The Coming Saudi Crack-up?

President Obama, like generations of Western leaders, has coddled the oil-rich Saudi monarchy by tolerating its reactionary politics, its financing of radical Islam and its military support for Sunni jihadist terrorism. But the spoiled Saudi leaders may finally be going too far, as Daniel Lazare describes.

After meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he promised to intensify efforts to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by increasing aid to Al Nusra, Al Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate. A few weeks later, he assembled a coalition of nine Sunni Arab states to launch nightly bombing raids on Yemen, quickly reducing one of the poorest countries in the Middle East to ruin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In geopolitics, one is definitely known by the company one keeps.

I have a very smart cousin, a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law, who has frequently remarked that if the US government spent just a fraction of what we have spent on these endless wars on workable, renewable energy, that we wouldn't be in the pickle we're in regarding our "friends" in the Middle East, including the Al-Khalifa Sunni monarchy in Bahrain.

At this point, Saudi Arabia has really morphed into a "frenemy", and the myopic US State Department is certainly culpable here, for enabling that to happen.

Dec 24 07:02

Republican Candidates Defend Killing Civilians To Fight Terrorism – and So Do Democrats

There's a bipartisan effort to justify the killing of civilians in the "war on terrorism."

There has been a lot of consternation expressed in the media at a series of statements by Republican presidential candidates during their most recent debate and elsewhere in which a number of them appeared to be advocating the large-scale killing of civilians through aerial bombardment as a legitimate means of defeating the so-called “Islamic State.” (ISIS or IS)

These statements did not simply rationalize military operations that result in large numbers of civilian deaths, which politicians in both parties have supported for decades, but actually advocate the killing of civilians as a legitimate tactic in counter-terrorism warfare.

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Whether Democrats or Republicans, both parties are owned by the death machine of the military industrial complex; unfortunately, without other candidates as alternatives, no matter who Americans vote for next year, they will be voting for more wars, more deaths, and more maimings of Americans to ultimately enhance the bottom line of American and multinational corporations.

Dec 24 06:48

Criminal Roots: A shocking exposé on the Clinton family and their rise to power

A plethora of controversy and allegations of steamy sexcapades, treasonous business scandals, illicit criminal activity, drug trafficking, and even a number of mysterious deaths has surrounded the Clinton family for years.

In fact, these scandals, many of which have been documented, may be some of the best kept secrets hidden from the American people to this day.

According to an underrated documentary film titled “The Clinton Chronicles,” which contains scores of multiple eyewitness testimonies, the Clinton family is “sick” and may be one of the biggest criminal syndicates to have ever occupied the White House, aside from maybe the Obama Administration.

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Everyone in America should see this documentary.

The Clinton family is, and has always been, a criminal enterprise in the extreme, which is one of the primary reasons Hillary should never get the nomination, or be elected.

We've had enough of sociopathic Executive "thugs in chief", have we not?!?

Dec 24 06:41

Montenegro Officially Invited to Join NATO - Gov't Statement

NATO issued a formal membership to Montenegro in early December. The decision triggered protests in the capital, gathering some 5,000 opponents.
The European Union and Montenegro opened negotiations on Monday on another two chapters on the country’s accession into the bloc.
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Montenegro Opens Two More Negotiating Chapters for EU Accession
"According to the procedure, the extending of the invitation letter will be followed by the opening of accession negotiations which will last several months. Following their completion, NATO member states are expected to sign a protocol on the accession of Montenegro to NATO and begin the process of ratification. The protocol will enable Montenegro to take part in most NATO meetings," the statement reads.

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More encirclement of Russia, I see, with which the Putin government is not likely to be very happy.

Dec 24 06:28

Michigan Leftist Kicked out of Trump Rally Also Mentioned Muslims, New Jersey and 9/11, But Insists That The Dancing Israelis Story Is An "Anti-Semitic, Racist, Urban Legend"

Believe it or not, I was not the only person who confronted Donald Trump about his alleged "thousands of Muslims cheering on 9/11." Early in Trump's speech, a soft-spoken man in his 20's had stood up from the bleachers and told Trump that it's not true that thousands of Muslims were cheering on 9/11 in New Jersey. He was quickly ejected without incident, but I found him afterwards and interviewed him. He said that he would not use the term 'Jew,' that that is 'anti-Semitic,' and that it is "our duty as white people to fight white racism." He told me that he doesn't support Israel, and has a lot of anti-Zionist Jewish friends. He had never heard of the Jews arrested on 9/11, insisting that sounds like another "anti-Semitic, racist urban legend." You just CAN'T make this stuff up!

Dec 24 05:02

Why Jeb Bush's Attacks on Donald Trump Miss Their Mark

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After first trying to ignore the billionaire bigot, and then getting humiliated by him, Jeb is now making his willingness to stand up to Trump the centerpiece of his campaign. He’s just released an ad entitled “The Only One,” in which he slams Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie (a sure sign that Christie’s surge in New Hampshire is real) for not attacking Trump. By contrast, the ad shows Jeb lustily going after the GOP frontrunner, while words like “chaos candidate,” “unhinged,” and “liberal” flash onto the screen.

At first glance, this seems laudable. But there are a couple of problems. For starters, >>>

Dec 24 04:45

Western US faces high risk for avalanches Christmas week

The threat for avalanches will be high in the western United States over Christmas weekend
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A persistent train of storms since November across the West has consistently caused new layers of snow to fall, some loose and some compact.

Avalanches are triggered when there is a compact layer of snow above a loose layer of snow.
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Dec 24 04:35

BDS Slams Israeli Envoy's Settlement-Made Gifts as ‘Cheap Publicity Stunt’

The global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has condemned Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the US, for giving American officials Christmas gifts produced in West Bank settlements, saying the move was a “cheap publicity stunt.”

Dec 24 00:51

The Israeli War on Christmas…and Christianity

Bentzi Gopstein’s call for ethnic cleansing of Christians and Palestinians from Israel mirror those of Trump here in America. Israel itself is lurching farther and farther toward fascism and outright religious hatred, if not war.

Dec 23 20:19

A Crushed Generation: Photography under Siege in Gaza

Life in Gaza became impossible, to the extent that the UN Conference on Trade and Development released a report last September warning that Gaza could become ‘uninhabitable’ in less than five years, if current economic trends continue.

Dec 23 18:29

Will Sandra Bland Get Justice? Family Speaks Out After Grand Jury Won’t Indict Anyone

Family members and supporters are demanding justice for Sandra Bland after a grand jury failed to indict anyone for her death.

Dec 23 18:13

The Syrian opposition circus comes to town

If a ‘Syrian opposition’ is the desired outcome, this can only come organically from inside Syria, when Syrians are no longer under the threat of violent conflict.

The alternative, of course, is this Syrian opposition circus that is gearing up for a fall in Vienna. You can pay these clowns through the nose, but you will never get a performance out of them.

Dec 23 18:08

The Second Income Tax

One of the reasons people haven’t got much money anymore is probably due to the fact that the insurance mafia takes more and more of it all the time. -- Using the government as its muscle. -- First car, now “health.” -- Soon, no doubt, mandatory life insurance will be required as well.

Dec 23 17:51

The Federal Reserve: There Will Be No Economic Recovery.

bankster games can raise stock market indexes but not fix the economy

Dec 23 17:46

Free Speech Not Allowed? Mall of America Can’t Stop Black Lives Matter Rally over Jamar Clark Death

Is freedom of speech welcome at the Mall of America? A judge has rejected an effort by the nation’s largest shopping center to stop a Black Lives Matter protest.

Dec 23 17:15

Unstoppable California Gas Leak Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

Methane gas continues spewing, unchecked, into the air over southern California from a fractured well to an underground storage site — at such an alarming rate that low-flying planes have necessarily been diverted by the FAA, lest internal combustion engines meet highly volatile gas and, well, blow the entire area to hell. -- This is, indeed, the biggest environmental catastrophe since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010; and for now, there is no way to stop it.

Dec 23 17:07

Why There’s Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference Between Any of Them (Democrats and Republicans)

The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said “there’s not a dimes worth of difference” between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. The subsequent four decades since he made that remark have certainly proven his prescience. The current “Paul Ryan budget,” which seems to have been written, line by line, by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, is slam-dunk proof of Senator Dirksen’s observation.

Dec 23 16:50

NYPD cop charged with felonies for falsely arresting man video recording

NYPD cop Jonathan Munoz began pawing a woman in a suggestive manner before turning to her friend and arresting him for trying to record.

Dec 23 16:34

Adding Up the Broken Souls

the prison industrial complex destroying the lives of prisoners and prison guards

Dec 23 16:25

Rackets Science: the Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029)

snip: Made simple, what Obama failed to mention is that plutocrats took more than half the amount of the whole federal budget as their price, payable in future tax expenditures, for allowing the government that they own to continue functioning. What Bernie Sanders calls the “billionaire class” has taken over a formerly public bridge by force of bribery and is now charging tolls worth half its value to keep the non-military level of it functioning for civilians another year.

Dec 23 16:21

Criminal Roots: A shocking exposé on the Clinton family and their rise to power

A plethora of controversy and allegations of steamy sexcapades, treasonous business scandals, illicit criminal activity, drug trafficking, and even a number of mysterious deaths has surrounded the Clinton family for years. -- In fact, these scandals, many of which have been documented, may be some of the best kept secrets hidden from the American people to this day.

Dec 23 16:09

Charles Hugh Smith: Radical Changes in Jobs Market Now & in Future

labor overhead (AKA cost of government regulation and labor overhead) rises far faster than paychecks and business profits - the parasite is killing the hosts

Dec 23 15:59

Obama to Celebrate Christmas Season with Executive Gun Control

A report indicates that President Obama will celebrate the Christmas season by circumventing Congress via executive gun control.

Dec 23 15:52

Watchdog names Clinton most corrupt politician of 2015

As corrupt public officials go, Hillary Clinton is in a league of her own. That’s according to a Washington ethics watchdog that just named the Democratic presidential front-runner as the top ethics violator of 2015.

Dec 23 15:38

Border Patrol Officer viciously beats elderly couple for helping an injured woman

— On the night of December 4, Carol LaDue and her husband Richard were travelling along County Route 37 near Massena, when they saw an injured woman lying in the road.

The woman was 33-year-old Ashley McDonald, who’d just been hit by a car and was dying.

Dec 23 15:19

Totalitarian PC

The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have.

Dec 23 14:58

The American Whitewash of George Herbert Walker Bush

As old man Bush nears the end of his life, it seems not to be the end of the Bush dynasty. Jeb’s story is also one of privilege, shady connections, get-rich-quick schemes, using the Governorship to make millions, and taking post-Governorship payoff’s from Wall Street for lucrative state actions. As Jeb Bush struggles and plans to steal the nomination from the convention, we must ask ourselves, “do we really want another Bush in office? Why aren’t these people in jail?”

Dec 23 14:52

Nimitz Staying in Bremerton

The ship will join the USS John C. Stennis, marking the first time two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers have been homeported in Bremerton.

Dec 23 14:38

Tapped : Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.

Dec 23 14:23

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Now the TSA can force you to go through the body-scanner…

Your next flight might include a mandatory trip through the body scanner, with the US government quietly changing the opt-out rules for searches. In a document published earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security outlined an update to the Advanced Imagery Technology protocols used by the TSA at US airports, adding a clause which allows officers to insist travelers go through the controversial machines.

Dec 23 13:55

This Week in PC Run Amok: School Professor Calls on Students to Say ‘Happy Federal Holiday’

A professor for political science at the University of Central Florida recently wrote an opinion piece for UCFToday calling for students to begin wishing one another a “Happy Federal Holiday” salutation instead of others that may be too selective and inclusive.

Dec 23 12:46

Trump's Response To "Israel Did 9/11" Front Row Anti-Zionist Heckler (WRH Member) Is Almost More Interesting Than The Heckle Itself

So I'm shouting at the top of my lungs five feet away from Trump "HEY- YOU LISTEN TO ME TRUMP! ISRAEL DID 9/11, YOU GOT IT TRUMP? FIVE JEWS WERE ARRESTED IN NEW JERSEY, NOT MUSLIMS. ISRAEL DID 9/11! THE DANCING ISRAELIS!"

And he stops his speech, listens to me, and replies "He's all right. He's okay... He's very committed, He's got a lot of energy. He's on our side." The news footage video shows the whole speech, and all of the remarks that Trump is making about me as I am shouting. I find Trump's remarks VERY interesting. Keep in mind, to several of the other protesters who disrupted his speech that very same night, Trump called them 'Losers,' 'weak,' and 'get them out of here.' But me, he said I could stay. WHY?

Dec 23 12:29

Video: Days before Christmas, Bethlehem erects ‘resistance tree’ outside Nativity Church

The city of Bethlehem erected what they call a “Resistance Tree.” The tree, an olive tree which was recently uprooted by Israeli forces from a nearby neighborhood, was placed in the center of the main square, overlooking the towering Christmas tree and historical Nativity church. Instead of baubles and tinsel, the Resistance Tree was decorated with tear gas canisters clinking together like bells, photos of Palestinians recently killed or detained, Palestinian national scarves and sling shots.

Dec 23 11:39

Iran Is Hacking the Power Grid: The Ultimate Terrorist Attack

Natural disasters. Nuclear attacks. Long-term grid collapse. Water shortages. An economic crash.

Those are the normal topics of conversation when preppers think about end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it events. But it's entirely possible the event that we never really thought about has been quietly gearing up, right under our noses. Maybe the real SHTF event is the ultimate terror attack - a cyber attack on the grid.

Earlier this week, the AP released a chilling investigative report about the vulnerability of our power grid to foreign hacks. In fact, according to this report, the grid isn't just vulnerable - it's already been under attack.

Dec 23 11:11

Southwest jet to make emergency landing in Oakland

A Southwest Airlines plane experiencing gear issues is expected to make an emergency landing soon.

Flight 2547 is currently circling just outside the Oakland International Airport. Officials say the jet is expected to make an emergency landing at the airport at 11:30 local time.

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UPDATE: Plane landed safely.

Dec 23 10:43

1-minute video: Time to choose: Light or Dark side of the Force? Choose wisely.

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

1-minute Google video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWNY57CAY5U

Star Wars artistically portrays Life as having a Light and Dark side. We in the real world factually prove Life as having a Light side of love, cooperation, and will for progress, with a thinly-veiled .01% empire engaged in Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes of:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
So-called “money” that is actually debt to create accelerating and unpayable total debt.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy that has poverty-murdered over 400 million human beings just since 1995; more than killed from all wars in Earth’s recorded history.

Dec 23 10:34

PUTIN BLUES - by ISRAEL SHAMIR

Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.

Dec 23 10:16

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmases …
And the Happiest 2016!
May we finally see Peace on Earth!

Dec 23 10:13

The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks

The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
Newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Intercept reveal the Justice Department won an order forcing Google to turn over more than one year’s worth of data from the Gmail account of Jacob Appelbaum (pictured above), a developer for the Tor online anonymity project who has worked with WikiLeaks as a volunteer. The order also gagged Google, preventing it from notifying Appelbaum that his records had been provided to the government.

Dec 23 10:07

Compare the IOWA CROWDS at CLINTON and TRUMP RALLIES

Webmaster addition: To nobody's surprise, the video showing nobody at Hillary's event has been removed.

Dec 23 09:43

‘The Tendency Is to Just Publish the Police Blotter’

At times when media or politicians talk about video, like that of a Chicago police officer killing a 17-year-old, as inciting public unrest, you’d think they believe it is not the horrific action shown, its context and implication, that inflamed—but simply the video itself. It’s as if when it comes to police violence against mostly poor, mostly people of color, some believe things would go easier if we just didn’t know.

Dec 23 09:28

NYU Tells Student To Give Up Applying To School Because He’s Too Poor

An official from New York University just threw the school into the spotlight after his response to an email from a Brown University senior asking to waive the fee to an application went viral for its insensitivity toward low-income students.

Dec 23 09:27

AZ lawmaker who believes Earth 6,000 years old leads education panel

An Arizona lawmaker who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old is the new chairwoman of the state Senate committee that oversees education-related legislation.

Dec 23 09:18

FRONT ROW PROTESTER DISRUPTS TRUMP’S MICHIGAN SPEECH WITH “ISRAEL DID 9/11! FIVE JEWS ARRESTED ON 9/11 IN NEW JERSEY, NOT MUSLIMS.”

I spoke to Donald Trump a few weeks ago at a South Carolina rally about the undue influence of the Israeli lobby, but my camera screwed up & didn’t record the best part. That REALLY pissed me off, (you can’t imagine how much), and I was determined to do it right.This time, I wasn’t going to let that happen again. [See Trump Confronted On Dancing JEWISH ISRAELIS, NOT Muslims 12/12/15 Trump’s Secret Service Agent Says “Let’s Not Get Everyone Riled Up Okay?” in South Carolina..] Believe it or not, on Monday December 21 I actually scored yet another front row spot to see Trump. It was even better than South Carolina! I was standing only five feet away, right in front of him.

Dec 23 09:04

Fox host: Men are sick of being feminized and Donald Trump is ‘their last hope to get their masculinity back’

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros asserted on Tuesday that men in the United States could get their “masculinity back” by voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Dec 23 09:04

‘IT’S OBAMA’: FOX NEWS POSTS PHOTO OF ORANGUTAN IN SANTA HAT, RACISTS DO THEIR THING

t’s like you can’t swing a cat on the Fox News Facebook page without smacking straight into a bunch of racist assholes. On Monday, the right-wing propaganda outlet shared a photo of an orangutan wearing a Santa hat at the “Animal Christmas Party” at the Malabon Zoo in the Phillippines. Most people would look at the photo of the primate and think “hey, that’s cute.” Some might have a problem with what they view as exploitation.

Dec 23 08:29

Condi Rice Sums Up the Democratic Party in 75 Words

“If you are taught bitterness and anger, then you will believe you are a victim. You will feel aggrieved and the twin brother of aggrievment is entitlement. So now you think you are owed something and you don’t have to work for it and now you’re on a really bad road to nowhere because there are people who will play to that sense of victimhood, aggrievement and entitlement, and you still won’t have a job.”

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