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Feb 29 11:46

Bombshell: Russian Military Reveals Details of ISIS-Daesh Funding, Turkey’s Role in Supporting the Terrorists, Complete Transcript, Videos, Documents

FULL SPEECH of the Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov during the briefing “Russian Federation Armed Forces fighting against international terrorist. New data”

International terrorism is the world’s biggest threat today. It is not an imaginary threat. It is very real, and many countries, particularly Russia, have firsthand experience of suffering from it.

The notorious Islamic State is the absolute leader of international terrorism.

But there are ways to combat the raging monster of international terrorism, and defeat it. Russian Aerospace Forces have evidently demonstrated that over the past two months.

We are convinced that, in order to defeat ISIS, it is instrumental to deal a crushing blow to its sources of funding, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed out on many occasions. Terrorism without money is a beast without its fangs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully obvious that DC has been looking the other way with Turkey's dirty dealings with ISIS, because it is this illegal oil revenue which is financing ISIS, to large degree, and this is precisely what our Havoc-Inducing Commander in Chief wanted to see continuing to happen.

Apparently, Obama has his very own "chaos theory", which identifies chaos as the proper, and reasonable way to engineer regime change in non western-centric, non-western compliant countries.

Unfortunately, that particular philosophy has bitten him in a very sensitive portion of the male anatomy, in Syria (where the Russian military is doing a brilliant job of eliminating most the Jihadis single-handedly); in Ukraine (which is near-melt-down); Libya (which is in melt-down) in Yemen (where the Saudis cannot seem to oust the Houthi rebels, after nearly one year on); in Afghanistan (which continues to be in meltdown, 14 years on); and in Iraq (which is near to total meltdown from corruption and the horrific costs of the US's war and occupation).

I would also like to politely remind the President that one of the most classic definitions of insanity is continuing to do the same thing in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

Feb 29 11:22

Lebanon will offer no apology to Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

A senior member of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has slammed the Saudi regime’s plot to plunge the country into an “internal strife,” saying Lebanon will not apologize for speaking the “word of truth.”

“Days will show that the Saudi regime made a miscalculated move in its fabricated attack against Lebanon ... especially when it assaulted the sovereignty of all Lebanese,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy chief of Hezbollah’s executive council, said on Saturday.

He further reiterated that Hezbollah will not apologize to Saudi Arabia for speaking the “word of truth against the oppressor,” stressing that the regime “will have to wait for a long time [for an apology], as we will abide by the right to confront oppression, Takfiri projects and sedition.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting the sense that Lebanon is being set up as the next spot for a joint Saudi/US military/Israeli misadventure.

After all, the Israelis have wanted claim over Lebanon's Litani River, and they may feel that this is the best time to conquer Lebanon, and put in a Western/Israeli compliant puppet as its leader.

Feb 29 10:27

Cancer rate investigated in village near Shell Moerdijk plant

THE NETHERLANDS:The Public Health Service is launching an investigation into the cancer rate in the Brabant village of Klundert, near the Shell Moerdijk plant. Though there is no hard figures yet, most doctors feel that the cancer rate in the village is unusually high.

Feb 29 10:14

Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 25

The Islamic State group bombed a cafe frequented by militiamen in Muqdadiyah in January, killing at least 32 people and triggering a wave of revenge attacks on Sunni mosques and civilians.

(*It's what we do I MEAN; what THEY do !
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Feb 29 10:12

ACTIVISTS ARRESTED, BEING HELD PRISONER FOR BRINGING A PEACE OFFERING TO WISCONSIN DRONE BASE

Last week, peace activists Brian Terrell and Kathy Kelly were arrested as they attempted to deliver a load of bread and a letter to drone operators working at Volk Field, an air base where drones are launched. On behalf of a group called Creative Nonviolence, Terrell and Kelly were hoping to deliver their peace offering to a few drone operators and hopefully have a conversation.

However, they were quickly arrested for trespassing on the airbase.

Before her arrest, Kathy Kelly said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how much stock this judge has in companies which produce weaponry.

And since when has the attempt to deliver a loaf of bread, and letter to a military base become "illegal"?!? There was absolutely no violence here, whatsoever.

But I guess that's the norm in a culture where the alleged "bad words" are bleeped out of the dialogue in a movie on TV, yet we are able to rain hot, blazing death with drone missiles on innocents abroad who just had the enormous bad look to be at the wrong place at exactly the wrong time when the drone strikes came.

Sometimes, I absolutely despair of this country, and the trajectory of its future, over time.

Feb 29 10:03

Rubio blasts Trump for failing to criticize Ku Klux Klan

Failing to denounce Duke means that Trump is "unelectable now," Rubio told supporters in an airplane hanger here.

(*Translation; how did the guy manage to sidestep the big pile of BEX the GOP laid down for him to step in ? )

Feb 29 10:01

The average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000 — about three-quarters of the average annual Social Security benefit.

That's according to the latest study of price trends for widely-used drugs conducted by AARP, the senior citizens advocacy group. It finds prices for existing drugs, driven entirely by manufacturer price hikes, have been rising more quickly since 2007 and likely will continue to do so.

Feb 29 10:01

A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using certain emoji. She’s not alone.

The smiley face, heart, praying hands and other “emoji” have become the way millions of Internet users playfully punctuate their texts, posts and messages, but for one middle schooler the icons brought the police to her door.

Feb 29 10:00

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

Last month, Google’s AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe's Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19x19 grid, is exponentially more difficult for a computer to master than chess—there are 20 possible moves to choose from at the start of a chess game compared to 361 moves in Go—and the announcement was lauded as another landmark moment in the evolution of artificial intelligence.

Google, Facebook, and IBM have all gone all-in on brain-like computers that promise to emulate the mind of a human. The ability to learn and recognize patterns is viewed as a key next step in the evolution of AI. But Oshiorenoya Agabi believes the brain-like processors are missing one key component: actual brains.

Feb 29 09:57

SCIENTIST WHO DISCOVERED THAT GMO'S CAUSE TUMORS WINS LAWSUIT

A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.

March-against-monsanto.com reports:

Now, Prof. Séralini is in the news again - this time for winning a major court victory in a libel trial that represents the second court victory for Séralini and his team in less than a month.

On November 25, the High Court in Paris indicted Marc Fallous, the former chairman of France's Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for "forgery" and the "use of forgery." The details of the case have not been officially released.

But according to this article from the Séralini website, Fallous used or copied the signature of a scientist whose name was used, without his agreement, to argue that Séralini and his co-workers were wrong in their studies on Monsanto products, including GM corn.

A sentencing for Fallous is expected in June 2016.

Second Court Victory Reached

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, and deservedly bad for Monsanto!!

Feb 29 09:35

Colorado Bill Would Require Reporting Of Non-Vaccinated Children. After marathon hearing the bill passed committee 7-6.

A bill introduced in the state House would require the reporting of non-vaccinated students to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Currently those records are kept with the school.

Feb 29 09:34

Delaware officer who kicked black suspect in head resigns, gets $230,000

To Kentrell Sewell, it was barely worth notice that Thomas Webster IV had resignedfrom the Dover Police Department.
Webster, a Dover police corporal, was acquitted of a felony assault charge late last year after a police dashcam captured him kicking a black man in the head during a 2013 arrest.

Feb 29 09:16

Former CIA director: Military may refuse to follow Trump’s orders if he becomes president

Former CIA director Michael Hayden believes there is a legitimate possibility that the U.S. military would refuse to follow orders given by Donald Trump if the Republican front-runner becomes president and decides to make good on certain campaign pledges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, is Hayden encouraging treason, or a full-on military coup against Trump?

Feb 29 09:12

Trial of former SS medic at Auschwitz verging on collapse

Kabisch said Zafke had told the doctor "I can't take it anymore, I'm at my end," and that "I want to be with mother." The judge said the latter was a reference to Zafke's wife, who died in 2011.
Note:Truman wrote on July 21, 1947. "They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as DP (Displaced Persons) as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog."

Feb 29 09:05

WATCH – George Galloway Rips Into BBC: ‘So Childish’ Coverage Of EU Referendum

Controversial addition to the Grassroots Out rally, George Galloway, has ripped into the “childish” and “tabloid” BBC for asking him to come into studio to discuss the European Union, but then launching a personal ‘gotcha’ attack on him demanding he defend his appearance at the event.

Feb 29 08:58

‘I’d move heaven and Earth’ to access Lavrov’s emails – former head of NSA and CIA

Privacy seems less and less attainable these days, as foreign spy agencies target top political figures. The former director of both the NSA and CIA told US Today that he’d “move heaven and Earth” to access Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s email.

Retired four-star general Michael Hayden, the only person who has ever served as both the director of the NSA and CIA, made the comments while criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for emails.

The interview’s discussion then somehow veered off to Lavrov.

Feb 29 08:55

Memo To The Elite: Forget About Assassinating Donald Trump

Anyone with the intelligence of a toad can figure out that one of the primary reasons why the world’s economy is entering the worst Depression in 500 years is because we have phenomenal levels of corruption.

We can see widespread condemnation of Trump from people who defend Open Borders and illegal immigration. We know that $8.5 trillion in Defense Department spending cannot be accounted for because the DOD has failed to implement proper accounting procedures. Donald Rumsfeld had promised us a new accounting system on September 10, 2001 on the CBS Evening News when he had announced a mere $2.3 trillion in government spending had vanished into the ether. This organized pilfering of taxpayer money has been allowed by both Republican and Democrat Presidents, Senators and Congressmen. And people inside Washington D.C. wonder why we do not like them.

Feb 29 08:34

David Duke Responds to CNN - Speaks to Trump & All Americans

Feb 29 08:15

U.S. military tests nuclear missile

Feb 29 07:48

MUSLIM WOMAN HOLDING SEVERED CHILD'S HEAD SHOUTING "I'M A TERRORIST" ARRESTED IN MOSCOW

A woman dressed all in black and holding what is thought to be a child?s severed head has been arrested near a metro station in Moscow. She was shouting, ?I am a terrorist,? and reportedly threatened to blow herself up.

Feb 29 06:47

US Government Sells $680 Million In "Bunker Buster" Bombs To ISIS-Supplier Turkey

For a long time there was still some skepticism whether Turkey was providing military and other support to members of the Islamic State. As we reported last week, that skepticism was promptly eliminated following the release of transcripts of phone calls that took place between Turkish military officers and Mustafa Demir, the ISIS commander in charge of the Syria-Turkey border.

Feb 29 04:52

Euro-Area Prices Decline Most in Year as ECB Mulls Easing

>Inflation rate at minus 0.2% in February vs 0% forecast
>ECB to review stimulus program at March 9-10 meeting

The inflation picture in the euro area deteriorated in February, giving European Central Bank policy makers more bad news to digest just a week before their next meeting.

Feb 29 04:48

Shares fall on G20 disappointment, Fed hike worries

Shares retreated in Europe and Asia on Monday after a weekend meeting of G20 finance chiefs ended with no new plan to spur global growth and as investors fretted the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise interest rates before year-end.

The dollar, however, tumbled against the Japanese yen as investors sought shelter from the fall in equities, which saw Chinese stocks lose nearly 3 percent. Gold, another "safe haven", rose and was on track for its best month in four years.

G20 finance ministers and central bankers, meeting in Shanghai on Friday and Saturday, agreed to use "all policy tools – monetary, fiscal and structural – individually and collectively" to reach the group's economic goals.

But there was no plan for coordinated stimulus >>>

Feb 29 04:40

Trump Huge Lead In Mass.

WBZ-UMass Amherst Poll: Clinton-Sanders Dead Heat; Trump Huge Lead In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Democratic primary is too close to call between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders >>>
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On the Republican side, Donald Trump holds a commanding lead over the field with 46-percent in the poll of 292 likely Republican voters. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are tied in a distant second with 14-percent each. John Kasich has 11-percent while Ben Carson is last with 2-percent. The results are virtually the same when the leaners are included.
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DEMOCRATIC POLL ANALYSIS

Clinton enjoys significant leads among women over 30, Catholics and moderates. Sanders’ dominates twentysomethings and liberals.
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REPUBLICAN POLL ANALYSIS

On the Republican side, Donald Trump’s dominance is complete.

He fails to win only one demographic – voters 18-29. Women love him (at least, a 36% plurality do) and – can you spell man-crush? (57% support).

Another 57% say he shares their views. >>>

Feb 29 04:28

Ohio pastor shot, killed on Sunday at his church

The Rev. William B. Schooler, 70, was shot around 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church, Dayton police said.

His brother, Daniel Gregory Schooler, 68, was arrested at the church and taken to the Montgomery County jail. He faces a murder charge on Monday, said Sgt. Richard Blommel.

Police said they did not know Sunday what led to the shooting but said the pastor was the only intended victim

Feb 29 04:19

Over 70 Feared Killed, 100+ Wounded In Baghdad Blasts

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Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terror group has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in a statement circulated online.

Feb 29 04:08

Sessions To Endorse Trump

Alabama's Jeff Sessions Becomes First Senator to Endorse Trump
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"I'm becoming mainstream. All these people are now endorsing me," Trump told the sprawling Alabama crowd. And Trump relished the fact that Sessions, who has served in Congress for nearly 20 years, has never endorsed a presidential candidate. "When I get Jeff Sessions, that means a lot to me. That means a lot. That's a biggie, especially since he's never done it before."

Sessions' endorsement startled the audience but wasn't necessarily surprising given the two men's history. >>>

Feb 28 20:17

Why Aliya makes criminals out of Jews

Nefesh B'Nefesh, or soul by soul, is a nonprofit organization that is organizing this event. Its mission is to promote, encourage and facilitate aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) from North America and the United Kingdom.

hat Nefesh B'Nefesh are promoting is illegal immigration, privileging settler colonials to appropriate what is not theirs while the indigenous Palestinians remain displaced, dispossessed, refugees in their own country. Effectively, if olim agree to live in illegal settlements they are breaking the law and trampling on every shred of morality and hope for justice.

Feb 28 17:30

Trump disavows David Duke endorsement

Feb 28 17:27

Anger and Fear: How they Keep You Voting

Political strategists know if they push your buttons, they can get you to keep mindlessly, pointlessly voting… even though it won’t change a damn thing. Political strategists (and the people running the show) know it works even though, deep down, most voters in this country have long ago realized somewhere inside that voting, at least in the federal elections, has all of about zero effect on actually changing anything and is basically a meaningless gesture that simply solidifies one’s willing participation in a slave system.

Feb 28 16:41

2016 interview with President John Kennedy: who assassinated me and why, American public’s opportunity today to cause peace

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Introduction: Of ~100 various film clips I show high school US History students, over the years their favorite with demand to see the entire documentary is Advanced Placement US History teacher John Hankey’s documentary, Dark Legacy. I’ve invested over 100 hours in research of the facts associated to causes for JFK’s assassination, and fully recommend Dark Legacy. I also fully recommend the works of Jim Fetzer (and here for several researchers’ presentations) and Jim Marrs on this subject. The evidence is overwhelming to prove US government assassination of President Kennedy in ~50 key areas. This evidence is even more abundant than the King family presented in their civil trial that found the US government guilty of Martin’s assassination.

Dark Legacy documentary’s 2-minute trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CMF6AcGvuU

1-minute video of George Bush, Sr.’s apparent duping delight of JFK’s assassination:

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Feb 28 15:30

The 2016 US Presidential Election: Produced for Your Viewing Satisfaction

By Janet Phelan

Every four years, in an established display of political engagement, Americans line up on the right or the left and the game begins. Feelings that lay dormant or simmering for four years emerge with great forcefulness, as the campaign for US President occupies television broadcasts, news reports and barroom debates.

While the pundits earnestly discuss the merits of the candidates, there lurks off screen a question that is growing in magnitude. “Does it really matter?” has been joined by an equally dark concern: “Is this only theatre?”...

Feb 28 15:22

7 Jewish Movies to Stream for the Oscars

Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is Sunday, and quite a few talented Jews should be practicing their Academy Awards acceptance speeches.

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Feb 28 15:16

The Secret Jewish History of the Academy Awards

we all know, Jews control Hollywood, yeah, yeah, yeah, yadda, yadda, yadda. But that hasn’t stopped plenty of hosts and presenters at the Academy Awards over the years from poking fun at the notion, or from making the crowd and viewers uncomfortable with remarks bordering on the anti-Semitic. Fortunately, however, Mel Gibson hasn’t had too many moments in the Oscar spotlight, so his views on the topic have been consigned to the lesser Golden Globe awards, or to what he thought were private conversations with police officers arresting him for speeding and drunk driving.

Feb 28 15:14

5 Most Memorable Jewish Moments at the Oscars — Ever!

We culled through many, many YouTube clips to track down the five most memorable Jewish moments at the Oscars — some great, some weird and some a little uncomfortable. From John Travolta inexplicably twisting Idina Menzel’s name into Adele Dazeem (it’s ok, she got her revenge) to all nine times Billy Crystal hosted, there was quite a lot to chose from.

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Feb 28 13:13

Treating Israel with kid gloves

Jamal Kanj looks at how the world powers and the Zionist-dominated international media turn a blind eye to Israeli crimes while amplifying the violence perpetrated by Palestinians resisting the brutal Israeli occupation.

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Feb 28 10:56

Trump Right, Stupid to Release Taxes During Audit

Donald Trump is Right, It Would Be Very Stupid to Release His Taxes During an Audit

Feb 28 10:35

Honest, Guv, I Didn’t See Nuffin’ (Craig Murray on the Jimmy Saville scandal)

When I passed my last direct vetting, the interviewing officer had spent four months of his life doing nothing but investigate me full time. He noted that I continued to have a rather extensive love life, but as it involved only consenting adults and I did not appear open to blackmail, it was no reason to fail me. We discussed this openly. He concluded by saying – and this may not be 100% his words but it is damn close and the sentiment was certainly this:

“Makes a change to be looking at relationships with women in a Foreign Office case. It’s usually small boys!”

We both laughed. Now I swear to you, at the time I really did think he was just joking. I must have been very naïve.

Feb 28 10:27

They’re still lying about the first Gulf War:

They’re still lying about the first Gulf War: How the first George Bush helped create today’s Middle East trouble
The first Gulf War was not the good one, and 25 years later, as false history hardens, we must remember why
Ted Cruz has won applause in recent debates by citing what is seen as America’s last unambiguous victory. To defeat ISIS, he said, we should look to the first Gulf War. (Which ended 25 years ago today.) Cruz wants a repeat of that stormy desert operation, with its thousand-plus air attacks in 37 days —and with all its attendant destruction. “There ain’t much left” to a place after such a campaign, Cruz said with a smile.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has likewise argued that we’d beat ISIS if we just called upon “the coalition that we had when we went to the first Gulf War.” Likewise, Donald Trump has been sure, when dismissing the Bush family legacy, to separate the calamities of the son from the victories of the father. Even Michael Dukakis, in an interview this month, praised how George H.W. Bush handled that war.

So, something that’s lauded by everyone from Cruz to Dukakis to must be an unmitigated good, right? Well, maybe not. Let’s take a look. It’s not hard to see so many of our troubles getting their start in 1991’s glowing sand. >>>

Feb 28 10:21

Cruz Suggests Donald Trump Has Mob Ties In His Tax Returns

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For the record, Cruz has released only partial summaries of his tax returns.

Feb 28 10:12

Cruz: Trump can't beat Hillary Clinton

(*Not if the general election goes anything like last night's S. Carolina wrangling !)

Feb 28 09:50

DNC Vice Chair, Tulsi Gabbard, resigns from her post and endorses Bernie Sanders for president.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid to become President of the United States this morning on "Meet the Press." She also resigned as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Just last month, she said she couldn't take sides due to her position with the DNC.

Feb 28 09:49

Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies

The State Department’s inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.

Feb 28 09:39

Scientists Warn Of Lead Poisoning In Other States – “There Are More Flints”

Government scientists have warned that other US cities are at risk of lead poisoning due to inadequate water systems.

Lead poisoning is a known cause of developmental problems in children, with those under the age of 6 at heightened risk of suffering severe mental and physical development.

Feb 28 09:24

Welcome to the 'Oculus': New York City's new $4bn transit hub finally opens at the World Trade Center... as the agency that funded it blasts it as a 'symbol of excess'

A new transit hub designed to evoke a bird in flight will open next week at the World Trade Center in New York. Its architect called it a 'monument to life.'

'It is a monument of faith in this city and a monument dedicated to the people,' said Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava, 64, of the Oculus, a $4 billion structure that was built around, beneath and above an existing, still-operating subway line.

Steve Plate, the chief of major capital projects for the Port Authority, which funded the project, described how the building 'is aligned precisely to allow the sun to come in exactly in that opening on Sept. 11 at 10:28 [am], when the last tower fell, to capture that light and remember that moment.'

Plate's superior, however, blasted the structure as a 'symbol of excess' for wildly exceeding projected costs.

Feb 28 09:08

Flint water emails show Flint City Council never approved switch

One of the most hotly debated questions about the Flint water crisis has been the one of who made the ill-fated decision to switch to the Flint River.

Feb 28 09:07

Twitter Hashtag #WhichHillary Goes Viral, Disappears

A hashtag against Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke records on Twitter Feb. 25, even as some claimed the head of the social media company tried to censor it from users.

Feb 28 08:53

BBC ‘Failing to Remain Impartial’ on EU Referendum, Says Pro-Brexit MP

The BBC has been accused of pro-European Union (EU) bias just one week into the referendum campaign.

In a letter to the Corporation’s Director for News James Harding, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said that certain major current affairs programmes were not giving the “leave” side a fair hearing and pro-EU guests were given greater prominence.

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Feb 28 08:44

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard resigns from DNC, endorses Bernie Sanders

"I think it’s most important for us, as we look at our choices as to who our next commander in chief will be, is to recognize the necessity to have a commander in chief who has foresight, who exercises good judgment," Gabbard, a U.S. representative for Hawaii, said on MSNBC show "Meet the Press".

Feb 28 08:37

US-backed Proxies Use Ceasefire in Syria to 'Regroup, Rearm and Prepare'

The Syrian ceasefire deal, brokered between the US and Russia, almost certainly will not last long and definitely does not mean the end of the war on the ground, Alastair Crooke, former MI6 agent, who was Middle East advisor to Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (CFSP) from 1997 to 2003, said in a lengthy interview with the RT news channel.

Feb 28 08:24

State Dept. releases 800 new Clinton emails

State Department officials released roughly 800 of Hillary Clinton's private emails Friday evening, just hours before the South Carolina Democratic primaries begin.

The 1,500 pages of emails in the latest batch did not contain any "top secret" emails, an agency spokesman said. The State Department withheld 22 emails from a trove of emails made public earlier this year because they included "top secret" information.

Feb 28 08:07

Gaza, Pre-1948 and Gaza Now

[ Editor’s Note: We were in awe of Patrick Willis’ talent when we first ran into him, and we still are. This combined talent of picking good material, his unique and earthy narration voice and video canvases have been magical mystery tours for us all.

Today he throws us a change up… no narration, but a music background. The old photos of Gaza are just wonderful — a beautiful seaside city in its time, before “you know who” came to town, and forgot the biblical admonition that “Ye shall reap what ye sow.” …Jim W. Dean ]

Feb 28 07:19

Russia reports 9 violations of Syrian ceasefire in 24 hours

Russian monitors of the ceasefire in Syria have recorded nine violations of the truce over the last 24 hours. They said overall the ceasefire is holding up, but some of the violations were attributed to the rebels.

Pledges to observe the ceasefire have been submitted by 17 “moderate” rebel groups and elders of 35 towns and villages, who said that they would expel anyone not willing to uphold the deal and enlist those willing to do it into local militias, the Russian center for reconciliation said. The US has filed a list of 69 rebel groups who have subscribed to the ceasefire, they said.

Six of the nine violations were noted because the fire came from the regions of suburban Damascus under the control of “moderate” rebel groups listed as observing the ceasefire by the American side, the report said.

Feb 28 06:38

Human Rights Advocate Dr. David Duke Says He’ll Vote Trump

Obama Supports Ex-Klan Leader Byrd to Lead U.S. Senate -Silence – Duke Says He’ll Vote Trump – Media HateFEST!
Over 500 major media articles came out today attacking me (*Duke). Other than the Jewish ultra-Zionist NY Daily News https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12798968_10... , not one media called me to interview me on why I believe European Americans are overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump. Most of them just quote the rabid Zionist NY Daily News (Jews).

The Zio media blasts Trump because I have supported him.

No candidate can control what people say about him.

But any person can control whom they endorse and support.

So if Trump is blasted because I have supported, (but not endorsed} because I have a long-ago non-violent Klan history — by that criterion Obama should be far more condemned by the media for the fact the OBAMA had no problem with a “former Klan Leader Robert Byrd” being his Democratic LEADER in the Senate.

(*Trump Disavows Duke Non-Endorsement http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/14991536-86/david-duke-to-su... )

Feb 28 06:22

Birmingham's Not The Only City Getting Screwed Over By The State

They say all politics is local.

I wish the same could be said for political power. But it isn't in Alabama.

In Alabama, all political power is in Montgomery.

The people of Birmingham – apparently even the legislators of Birmingham – have no say in their city's future. The state of Alabama has made that crystal clear.

It was clear when ALDOT told us they didn't give a damn about whether we wanted a massive interstate plowing through the heart of downtown.

It was clear when Alabama signed off on a $5.4 billion Northern Beltline so drivers had more ways to avoid visiting the Magic City.

It was clear when the Legislature told the city it had no authority to determine the fates of its monuments, statues and relics.

And it was clear when Montgomery emphatically shut the door on Birmingham's decision to raise its minimum wage. >>>

Feb 28 06:12

Trump Is Beating Rubio In Florida --- By A Lot

A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks of the primary. But the absolute worst-case scenario for them is if Donald Trump racks up a winning streak that culminates with him beating Marco Rubio in Florida.

Well, that's exactly what's on track to happen, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac — and it's not even close.

Trump beats Rubio among likely Republican primary voters in Florida 44 percent to 28 percent, the poll shows. Ted Cruz comes in third with 12 percent, John Kasich is in fourth with 7 percent, and Ben Carson is in last with just 4 percent.

This result would be utterly devastating both to Rubio's campaign and to the Republican Party's chances of stopping Trump. Not only would Rubio be symbolically humiliated by losing his home state, but Trump would pick up a massive delegate haul, since Florida allots all its 99 delegates to whoever comes in first place.

Feb 28 06:02

Violence Erupts At KKK Rally

3 stabbed when violence erupts at KKK rally in California

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of protesters who heard about a planned Ku Klux Klan rally were waiting by a Southern California park when six people pulled up in a black SUV. They were dressed in black shirts decorated with the Klan cross and Confederate flag patches and took out signs that read "White Lives Matter."

and took out signs that read "White Lives Matter."

(*check the backside of those signs >>>(*?) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bVPd-vXfqvQ/UQMmEzEDdFI/AAAAAAAAU7k/QbGhYaUn... )

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Feb 27 18:15

Nebraska Bill Would Require a Criminal Conviction Before Forfeiture

Under a new bill introduced by State Sen. Tommy Garrett, Nebraska could become the tenth state to require a criminal conviction as a prerequisite for most or all forfeitures. Surprisingly, the bill, LB 1106, has earned the backing of not only civil liberties groups like the ACLU of Nebraska and the Institute for Justice, but also the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and State Patrol.

Feb 27 18:15

After Man Built Dozens of Tiny Houses For the Homeless, (Los Angeles) is Taking Them Away

After a Los Angeles man built dozens of "tiny houses" to give homeless people a roof above their heads, the city has responded by seizing them.

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Feb 27 16:25

Russians Ride Fast

Russia's entry into the Syrian war has been met with disbelief and doubts. Will the Russian army succeed so far away from home? Will the Russian planes fly, will the tanks roll, or, devastated by post-Soviet negligence, will they collapse? Domestic and overseas Cassandras prophesied “quagmire”, “Vietnam”, “Afghanistan” for them, and plenty of coffins for their soldiers. But instead, there were roses all the way. The military performed splendidly. The planes, missiles and tanks proved their worth. The Bashar Assad regime was saved, the rebels are on the run. For the Russians, the end of hostilities would allow them to consolidate their victory.

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Feb 27 15:01

Roni Alsheikh, Israel’s ultra-primitive chief of police

Uri Avnery examines the resurgence of Jewish religious extremism, manifested in myriad laws asserting the supremacy of Judaism and in the proliferation of skullcap-wearing officials, including the police chief, the attorney-general and the head of the secret police.

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Feb 27 14:08

Donald Trump Questioned about 9/11, Secret 28 Pages

By Derrick Broze

Over the last year Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has consistently made headlines with his outrageous (and sometimes outright fascist) statements. Most of Trump’s statements seem to promote division and distraction; however, recently Trump has decided to venture into the controversial territory of questioning the official story of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Trump briefly flirted with 9/11 Truth in the past with his comments claiming he witnessed Muslims celebrating the attack but I personally saw that situation as more of a smokescreen. As many readers may know, it was not Muslims who were actually seen dancing and celebrating on camera but a group of dancing Israelis. Trump had many opportunities to clarify his comments and to call out the Israeli agents but instead chose to keep fanning the flames of Islamophobia...

Feb 27 13:59

Rubio’s verbal assault on Trump continues

joined by seven-figure ad buys
According to Politico’s Ken Vogel, the pro-Rubio Conservative Solutions PAC has vacuumed up $20 million since Bush left the race and the anti-Trump flamethrower was passed to Rubio. In the 72 hours before the polls open, $6.4 million has been reserved for spots that attack Trump

Feb 27 13:54

State Lawmakers Propose Building $1M Barbed-wire Fence Around Seattle’s ‘Jungle’

Along I-5, as you enter and exit downtown Seattle, you can't miss the tents and the trash.

Many say the encampment known as 'The Jungle' is both disturbing and intriguing.

Following murders, sexual assaults and rampant drug deals, state lawmakers say the Jungle is too much of a liability to do nothing.

Feb 27 13:38

Shocking Video: US Marine Booed, Removed From Clinton Rally For Asking Legitimate Question

Hillary Clinton supporters booed and shouted at a Marine veteran until security forcibly removed him – all because he asked about Benghazi.

The incident happened at a Clinton rally in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, where the man who introduced himself as a veteran asked former President Bill Clinton why his wife “lied over the coffins” of the men killed in the Benghazi attacks.

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Feb 27 11:28

Obama: Mass shootings should dominate the news

President Obama implored the media to pay more attention to mass shootings Friday, saying "the real tragedy is the degree to which this has become routine."

Obama's remarks at a Florida battery factory were his first public remarks since a a shooter opened fire in a lawn mower parts factory in Hesston, Kansas Thursday, killing three people and leaving 14 wounded.

"I hope all of you pay attention to this. I hope the media pays attention to this. Once a week we have these shootings, and it doesn't dominate the news. And that's got to change," Obama said Friday at an event in Jacksonville, Fla. intended to highlight the success of his 2009 economic stimulus plan.

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I bet Obama wants saturation on this issue, to avoid a rapidly imploding economy, and a potential military stand-off with Russia over Syria which could get ugly in a heartbeat!!

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Feb 27 11:07

About 80,000 Affected By Computer Hack At UC Berkeley

Police and FBI were notified of the attack, along with at-risk current and former employees, students and vendors.

BERKELEY, CA - Tens of thousands of current and former people affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley are being notified of a computer attack that poses a risk to their personal information, university officials said Friday.

The attack occurred in late December 2015 when one or more people gained access to computers that are part of the Berkeley Financial System. The system is used for purchasing and non-salary payments, such as student financial awards and work-related travel reimbursements, according to university officials.

Investigators completed compiling the names and contact information for those affected Thursday.

Webmaster addition: And just after Berkeley voted in favor of BDS!

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Feb 27 10:44

Boston Suburb Deals Setback to Marathon Bombing Movie

The makers of a movie about the Boston Marathon bombing have scrapped plans to film the traumatic shootout scenes on location in Watertown, Mass., because the town has decided not to cooperate.

(* BOSTON STRONG: GET IT RIGHT , OR DON'T BOTHER ! )

Feb 27 10:13

Trump Right, Stupid to Release Taxes During Audit

Donald Trump is Right, It Would Be Very Stupid to Release His Taxes During an Audit
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<<< For the last 24 hours, pundits have been criticizing Trump for this. They point to a statement by the IRS which said “nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information” during an audit. That’s true. However, Trump would be very, very stupid to release them, at least according to nearly all (except one) of the high profile tax attorneys and accountants around the country we contacted for this story. I posed two questions to them: 1) Like Trump, would you also advise your client NOT to release their returns until the audit was over? 2) Do Trump’s statements above seem like a plausible explanation to you?

Here are their responses:

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Feb 27 10:02

65,000% Spike in Radiation Outside New York Nuclear Plant is Likely Worse than Fukushima

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Buchanan, NY — An uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City...

Feb 27 09:54

In Emails, Top Snyder Aides Raised Issues About Flint Water

An aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder warned of "downright scary" Flint water … in 2014.
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— Dennis Muchmore, Snyder's former chief of staff: In July 2015, he wrote emails to two department directors warning that Flint residents who had complained about the smell, taste and appearance of the water and had raised health concerns were "basically getting blown off."

And in October 2014, two of the governor's lawyers urged that Flint — then under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager — switch back to getting water from Lake Huron via Detroit's water system, according to highlights published in Detroit newspapers.

Deputy counsel Valerie Brader called it "an urgent matter to fix," since water from the Flint River was contaminated with bacteria and corrosive enough that General Motors wouldn't use it to clean machinery, the Detroit Free Press reported. And her boss, Michael Gadola, called the idea of using Flint River water "downright scary."

But it would be another year before the state stepped in to address the problems, after a Flint pediatrician documented high levels of lead poisoning among children there and a Virginia Tech water expert documented how improperly treated water from the river leached lead out of aging pipes in the long-depressed city. Brader told the Free Press that emergency manager Darnell Earley assured them the problems were expected to dissipate.

Snyder, a two-term Republican elected on promises of conservative reform, has said he learned about the problem in October 2015 >>>

Feb 27 09:51

Food Industry Plots How To Ban Raw Milk

Feb 27 09:49

Saudi man gets 10 years, 2,000 lashes over atheist tweets Alabama passes law banning cities and towns from increasing minimum wage

Alabama’s governor and legislature Thursday blocked Birmingham’s attempts to raise the city’s minimum wage as they swiftly approved legislation to strip cities of their ability to set hourly pay requirements.

Feb 27 09:49

The City of Detroit will pay a pet owner $100,000 after a police officer shot his dog dead while it was chained up beside his home.

Babycakes, a Dogue de Bordeaux, was on a 10-foot leash beside Darryl Lindsay's home in the 11600 block of Strathmoor in January 2015 when Detroit police surrounded the house. They were there to question Lindsay, though he was never charged with a crime, according to his lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court.

Feb 27 09:44

Who will watch for BBC bias in the EU referendum campaign?

It is wearisome work, but I hope the ‘leave’ campaign is carefully monitoring the BBC’s coverage of the referendum. On Monday, the first full weekday since Mr Cameron’s ‘legally binding’ deal, I listened to the Today programme for more than two hours. I heard six speakers for ‘remain’ and two (John Mills and Nigel Lawson) for ‘leave’.

In this I am not including any of the BBC interviewers themselves, though my hunch, based solely on the way they ask questions, is that all of them, with the possible exception of John Humphrys, are for ‘remain’. The guests explicitly in favour of ‘remain’ were Carolyn Fairbairn, Sir Mike Rake, Stanley Johnson and Michael Fallon. Jonathan Portes, who is always presented by the BBC as a neutral expert, was actually pushing the EU cause.

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Feb 27 09:42

Irish exit polls show ruling coalition government likely ousted

The Irish prime minister's coalition looks set to fall well short of re-election for a second term. An unusual alliance with Fina Gael's historical rival, Fianna Fail, appears to be the only route to power.

Feb 27 09:22

3 ex-TEPCO execs to be indicted Mon. over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday. The three, who will face charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury, are Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, chairman of TEPCO at the time, and two former vice presidents -- Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69.

Feb 27 09:19

Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia. Dozens of Russian generals at a military base near the eastern Syrian city of Latakia were killed Sunday afternoon in a deadly car bomb attack committed by two opposition factions, Ahrar al-Sham and Bayan movement, Syrian opposition groups reported on Wednesday.

Feb 27 08:52

Poll: 38% of Florida voters believe Ted Cruz could be the Zodiac Killer

A poll by Public Policy Polling found that a surprising number of Florida voters believe Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz could be the Zodiac Killer.

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