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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Feb 27 08:51

Bernie Sanders is right: Bill Clinton’s welfare law doubled extreme poverty

After 20 years, Bernie Sanders wants to put welfare back on the national agenda, seeing a chance to use his message of economic equality to undermine Hillary Clinton's base of support among black voters.

Feb 27 08:41

South Carolina: Clinton Aims for Decisive Blow Against Sanders

(*I'll bet she can't deliver 'The Blow' that Monica Lewinsky gave her old man )

Feb 27 08:18

David Duke Supports Donald Trump

(*So it comes as no surprise , YES! , The New York Daily news DID work Dr. Duke's past into their header for this story >>>Donald Trump supported by former KKK leader David Duke: 'I hope he does everything we hope he will do'
I usually downsize the text of a link , but I think WRH readers should see this one !
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/trump-endorsed-kkk-neo-nazis- america-white-article-1.2543847?cid=bitly )

Feb 27 08:14

South Dakota partners with Big Pharma to prey on Native Americans in genocidal campaign to increase revenues

In what appears to be a "genocide-for-profit" scheme, South Dakota officials and Big Pharma interests have teamed up to remove Native American children from their homes to be put into foster care, where they are routinely over-prescribed dangerous drugs used for treating mental illness.

Feb 27 08:06

Trump: IRS Audits Me Every Year

"Well, I know they certainly had a lot of problems, I mean, if you look at what's been happening over the years — I don't think, I don't think it applies," Trump said. "But I can tell you one thing: I am audited when I shouldn't be audited. ... I tell my people: Why is it that every single year, I'm audited, whereas other people that are very rich, people are never audited — and they don't even know what I'm talking about when I talk about audits."

(*found in an article dangling this header >>> Donald Trump says IRS audits could be tied to being a ‘strong Christian’)

Feb 27 07:30

flashback: 10/26/1992 Perot Charges Plot Forced Him Out

Perot Charges Plot Forced Him Out; 'Loony,' GOP Says : Campaign: He accuses Bush camp of plan to smear daughter and disrupt her wedding, and says he quit race to protect her. Texan offers no proof for allegations.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot accused President Bush's campaign Sunday of plotting to fake a photograph to smear his youngest daughter, of conspiring to disrupt her wedding and of hiring an ex-CIA employee to wiretap his computerized stock trading program and ruin him.

Perot said the plotting was the real reason he dropped out of the campaign for 11 weeks. He said he wanted to spare his daughter >>>

(*There are more then one way to 'take care of' an 'undesirable' candidate , Bill Clinton ran against Bush in '92 , and Perot 'lumped' them together , 'there is no difference between the two' in debates he , as an independent candidate was allowed to participated in , and here we have the corporate media helping the cause , in this case The LATimes )

Feb 27 07:30

Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump

The scenario Karl Rove outlined was bleak.

Addressing a luncheon of Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19, he warned that Donald J. Trump’s increasingly likely nomination would be catastrophic, dooming the party in November. But Mr. Rove, the master strategist of George W. Bush’s campaigns, insisted it was not too late for them to stop Mr. Trump, according to three people present.

At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, Paul R. LePage of Maine called for action. Seated at a long boardroom table at the Willard Hotel, he erupted in frustration over the state of the 2016 race, saying Mr. Trump’s nomination would deeply wound the Republican Party. Mr. LePage urged the governors to draft an open letter “to the people,” disavowing Mr. Trump and his divisive brand of politics.

Feb 27 07:29

Maine Gov. LePage Endorses Trump

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is endorsing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, touting the real estate billionaire's business acumen as a deal-maker."He's a businessman. I'm a businessman.">>>

Feb 27 06:23

Louis Cammarosano: All about silver

On February 20, OilPrice.com published an article about Africa bringing 1.1 million homes online with solar energy. This, naturally, got me all fired up as the demand for silver seems to be going up every time you turn around. China, India and now Africa all working on these massive solar infrastructure projects that require, literally, tons and tons of silver to produce the solar panels.

Feb 26 19:06

Man spends $71,000 fighting a $180 speeding ticket

When Mustafa Al Shakarji immigrated with his family to Australia from Iraq in 2002, he found a country far less rife with government and police corruption. So when he got a $180 (in US dollars) speeding ticket he felt was flat out wrong back in March 2012, he decided to fight it—and is still contesting it, according to news.com.au.

Feb 26 19:05

Wal-Mart Sued Over Parmesan Cheese With Wood Pulp Filler

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of defrauding customers by sellingParmesan cheese touted as pure that contained wood pulp as filler.

Feb 26 16:59

In Collapsing Venezuela, “Paramilitaries Roaming Neighborhoods, Shooting” At Dissenters

Venezuela is in complete chaos as a result of their economic collapse. State-rationed food and groceries have run out, prices are hyper-inflated and millions of people are waiting in huge lines for any goods that are available. And now, it is becoming police state crackdown:

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.

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Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 26 16:53

Trump's Top Two Surprise Goals: Make It Easier For Politicians To Sue Media, and Allow Churches To Endorse Candidates

In Fort Worth TX today, Donald Trump welcomed an evangelical minister on to the stage and explained how one of his first goals if elected president would be to allow clergymen to endorse political candidates without having to worry risking their tax-exempt status. "We're gonna have the strongest Christian lobby," Trump promised. He also delivered a scathing rebuke of the New York Times, and said that he would seek a change in libel laws for negative news stories. "We're gonna open up those libel laws folks, and we're gonna have people sue you like you've never been sued before."

Feb 26 16:34

Hillary Clinton Remembers ‘Friend and Mentor’ Robert Byrd

“It is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd. He was not just its longest serving member, he was its heart and soul. From my first day in the Senate, I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom,” Clinton wrote.

“I will remember him most for a heartfelt comment he made to me in the dark days following 9/11, when my state of New York was reeling and we were scrambling to provide support and relief. ‘Think of me as the third senator from New York,’ he said. And he meant it. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Byrd, who chaired the Appropriations Committee, New Yorkers got the help they needed. I will never forget his devotion and his friendship in that critical time.”

Here’s her full statement:
(*No Thanks , I'm Good !)

Bill Clinton ATTEMPTS to Justify Robert Byrd's KKK Membership

Feb 26 16:16

Deadline looms for homeless at San Francisco tent city

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Earlier this month, a founder of a technology startup posted a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee complaining that he “shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people” on his way to work.

The letter, which went viral, was soundly mocked on social media for its whiny lack of sensitivity but writer Justin Keller is not alone in demanding the city do more about homelessness.

(*So kicking them out of the tent city is SF's way of doing more ?)

Feb 26 15:43

Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis files state bar complaint against Ammon Bundy's lawyers

This is being done so the Defendants have no representation or have to use a Federal Public defender in their case.

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis has filed a complaint with the state bar against Ammon Bundy's lawyers, contending their pretrial statements outside federal court and released recordings of their client will unfairly prejudice future jurors.

Marquis, who informed the Oregon State Bar that he's lectured on the "ethical limits of making comments on pending cases,'' said he is not personally acquainted with the Eugene-based attorneys Mike Arnold or Lissa Casey but has watched three lengthy videos posted on YouTube by Arnold's firm.

Feb 26 15:33

Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws so he can sue press

Donald Trump said Friday that if elected president he will change the nation's libel laws in order to make it easier to sue news organizations.

"One of the things I'm going to do if I win... I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We're going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they're totally protected," he said. "We're going to open up libel laws and we're going to have people sue you like you've never got sued before."

Those remarks immediately drew criticism from journalists

Feb 26 15:33

Why Didn't NASA Catch This Two-Story-Wide Meteor Entering Earth's Atmosphere?

A space rock calculated to be as wide as a two story building is tall which exploded with the equivalent of 13,000 tons of TNT entering Earth's atmosphere was missed by NASA on February 6th. Completely.

This is despite the fact that NASA has a whole entire program specifically dedicated to spotting potentially dangerous space rocks entering the Earth's atmosphere.

NASA tries to pretend they have everything space-related monitored and under control at all times with all these comets and asteroids we've been seeing lately (which, is it just me, seems to be on an uptick?), but as stories like this continue to come out, it doesn't leave anyone with the impression they actually do.

Let's be honest with ourselves: NASA can make all the new programs they want, but it is pretty clear that the public wouldn't be warned in the event of a real Earth-leveling asteroid hurling toward the planet.

Feb 26 14:21

Hannity Questions Trump on Israel vs. Iran, Palestine

Sean Hannity begins by asking Trump about Iran. "[If] You suspect they are trying to build nuclear weapons, they're hiding them from the world- what actions would you take?" Trump replies, "Well for one thing you have to rely on Israel a little bit because they know better what's going on over there than we do."
Hannity tells Trump that he was concerned when he heard Trump say that he would be neutral in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. "You do see Israel is the victim in this?" Hannity asks. "Yes," replies Trump, who begins to list a litany of his Jew credo.

Feb 26 14:12

“My party has gone bats*** crazy”: Was Lindsey Graham Drunk When He Admitted Total GOP Defeat in This Hilarious Speech Roasting Everyone?

A lot of people have made jokes about this speech, but I don’t even think Graham was joking for most of it. He might have been drunk, but even the supposed “jokes” he makes here actually appear pretty serious if you look at him.

Graham just basically admitted the establishment GOP has gone down in total flames and this country is screwed as people are about to elect “the most dishonest woman in the country” as president.

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Feb 26 13:24

TEN DAYS TO SAVE EU MIGRATION SYSTEM: COMMISSIONER

The EU has until a March 7 summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants coming to Europe or else the bloc's migration system might "completely break down", migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday. "In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. Otherwise there is a risk that the whole system will completely break down," Avramopoulos told a press conference after interior ministers dealing with the crisis met in Brussels. The EU official also warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis in Greece, the main arrival point for migrants in Europe, or on the western Balkans route most take to richer northern European countries.

Feb 26 12:37

Caught On Tape: U.S. Test Fires Nuclear ICBM, Warns "We Are Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons"

Less than two years ago, news of Russia test-firing an ICBM just as the east Ukraine civil war was heating up, was sufficient to send the stock market into a brief tailspin. Since then, the launches of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles has become an almost daily occurrence, with the market hardly batting an eyelid.

In fact, it happened just last night at 11:01pm PST at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where - for the second time this week - the US test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in the past seven days, seeking to demonstrate its nuclear arms capacity at a time of rising strategic tensions with Russia, North Korea, China and the middle east.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT is going to ratchet down world tensions!

Feb 26 12:24

Longstanding Hillary Clinton Ties to Monsanto

Her presidency would be nightmarish for world peace, popular interests and what remains of fundamental freedoms, a disaster risking full-blown tyranny and global war - vital to go all-out to oppose.

Her biotech/agribusiness ties began during the 1980s as a Rose Law firm lawyer. Monsanto and Tyson Foods were clients.

During her years as first lady in the 1990s, she supported harmful to health genetically modified foods and ingredients - while banning them from White House menus.

The Clinton and Bush II families ate organic foods, free from genetic manipulation and toxic pesticides.

As Obama’s secretary of state, she heavily pressured other countries to use and import GMOs. US taxpayer money continues promoting them worldwide, ignoring food safety.

Monsanto gave the Clinton Foundation up to a million dollars - dirty money buying influence. Last year, she hired former Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford to run her campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clinton wants you to vote for her "on her record"; this support for GMO companies is a big part of that "record".

Feb 26 12:20

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults

Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.” That is because a panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders — particularly depression, at least to start with. Then, anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” often including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value but often come with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the best things you can do for yourself is educate yourself on now nutrition and exercise can positively benefit your health.

I am absolutely not "anti-Doctor" (we have one in the family, and she is terrific!) But remember the model they have been given: symptoms must be conventionally medicated.

And sometimes, in the medical/industrial complex, that conventional medication may do more harm than good.

And remember, as demonstrated with the Pfizer debacle, many doctors do take compensation from drug companies for prescribing "off book" drugs, which have never been specifically tested for symptoms a patient may have.

This is so "Old Soviet Union" I hardly know where to begin. And what I mean by that is, in the USSR, people who had differences of opinions with those of the government were isolated, sent to mental hospitals, and drugged out of their mind, until those opinions did conform to the official line (if they didn't die from bad drug reactions first).

Right now, the straight jackets are chemical, not physical; and these anti-depressant drugs are documented as having some really horrific side effects.

Feb 26 12:16

BREAKING: Omar Nayef Zayed assassinated inside Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria

UPDATE/11:44 am/26 February: Bulgarian media and police sources are reporting that Omar was killed by falling from a high story of the building. They have noted that him being pushed is “not excluded.” “Israeli media have been the first to report explicitly that Omar was ‘assassinated.’ This comes as no surprise. They’re simply the most knowledgeable and honest about the workings of their government and its intelligence agencies,”

Feb 26 12:06

US Troops Headed to Front Lines in Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram

The Pentagon is prepared to approve a new plan to redeploy ground troops already in Nigeria to the front lines of that nation’s war against Boko Haram, saying they will be positioned close to fighting but in a purely “non-combat role.”

The troops were originally sent to Nigeria for “training” of that nation’s military for the war on terror, and the redeployment would have them in “advisory” roles, putting them right in the middle of the action.

The US has regularly couched ground deployments around the world as “non-combat” roles, and stuck to that official label even after those troops start getting involved in direct combat on a regular basis. The shift closer to the front line suggests Nigeria is simply following this tactic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know that the Pentagon spokespeople who are assuring the US that these "advisors" in Nigeria will be in purely "non-combat" rolls are lying.

Why?!? Because they open their mouths..... and words come out of them.

And why, you may ask, are US military fighting in Nigeria?!? As reported at http://www.resourcegovernance.org/our-work/country/Nigeria:

Nigeria is Africa's largest oil exporter, and the world's 10th largest oil producer, accounting for more than 2.2 million barrels a day in 2011. Oil revenues totaled $50.3 billion in 2011 and generated 70 percent of government revenues. Nigeria's hydrocarbons sector is at a crossroads as the current administration attempts to pass the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill.

Yes, oil prices are depressed right now; but they will not stay depressed forever (particularly if any rather spectacular war breaks out). The US wants to be in complete control of Nigerian oil, and the money in which that oil is sold.

That's why we are in Nigeria, folks.

Feb 26 11:41

UN’s Entire 21-Ton Food Drop on Syria ‘Lost or Damaged’

The UN made much of its air drop of 21 tons of food to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, at present controlled largely by ISIS but contested in fighting with Syrian troops. Today, the UN admitted that all 21 tons ended up either destroyed or “lost.”

Fearing that they’d get targeted by missiles, the plane flew at high altitude, and dropped the 21 palettes of food from up there, figuring they’d just parachute down into the drop area. That didn’t work nearly as well as they’d hoped.

Four of the 21 palettes’ parachutes just flat out didn’t open, and smashed into the ground, being destroyed. Seven others opened, and landed, but ended up in the middle of a field of land mines, so they can’t be recovered at any rate. The last 10 are the biggest mystery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Brilliant work, UN!

Please, the world is eager to know; were your military professionals using Ouija boards or dart boards to mess this drop up so badly?!?

I am having an industrial strength palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

And the people of Deir Ezzor are still sitting there, starving to death.

Feb 26 11:33

Replay: Donald Trump Rally In Fort Worth, Texas With Governor Chris Christie

This rally took place today at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Trump tears into Rubio in a very funny monologue: He said Rubio was "a nervous wreck, a basket case, he was putting on makeup with a trowel. Did you ever see a guy sweat like this? I thought he was going to die, Rubio - he was so scared like a little frightened puppy. It was like a robot -this guys cracking up on us. He was sweating so badly, I've never seen anything like it. I looked at the puddle on the ground and I was like, "what is that?!" This lightweight! I've never seen anything like it and he's a nasty guy. I'd call him a nasty little guy."

Feb 26 11:27

No dad, no money: Illinois GOP bill proposes cutting aid to single mothers, including rape victims

A new bill proposed by Illinois Republicans would strip single mothers and their children of financial aid. The draft law makes no excuse for rape victims who decide not to abort, but excludes in vitro mothers.
Currently in committee, the bill proposed by two GOP members, John Cavaletto and Keith Wheeler, would deny newborns birth certificates if their mothers will not or cannot provide the name of a biological father.

“Absent DNA evidence or a family member’s name, a birth certificate will not be issued and the mother will be ineligible for financial aid from the State for support of the child,” the bill reads.

The bill would also take away the state’s financial support for a child born to a single mother if she fails to provide the name of the biological father or bring DNA test results identifying him within 30 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to State Republicans Cavaletto and Wheeler; it is painfully obvious that you have not thought this through in any serious fashion.

And at the end of the day, it will be the kids of these moms, (if they are allowed to live) plus the moms, who will be punished, if this legislation is passed.

Are you seriously looking at forcing these single mothers to abort these children, if the pregnancy is within the state guidelines of dates of termination allowed, then sterilizing these women with some kind of permanent form of birth control?

Because gentlemen, that is sure as hell what it looks to me.

Could we not, please, be looking at something so draconian and punitive, to save the state of Illinois some money?!?

There is an article, from npr.org, to which both these gentlemen need to take heed:

Love them or hate them, contraceptives do save taxpayers money, Brookings concludes. The study, from the Brookings Center on Children and Families, looked at three different ways to prevent unintended pregnancies, which account for about half of all pregnancies in the U.S. All three approaches more than pay for themselves. But one -– increasing funding for family planning services through the Medicaid program -– clearly outshines the other two in terms of cost-effectiveness. Yes, you may have heard there are lots of ways to lower the rate of unintended pregnancy. There are mass media campaigns to urge young people to avoid unprotected sex. Other programs urge teens to delay having sex, or, as a fallback, teach them how to use contraception effectively. And then there's Medicaid's help low-income women afford the most effective contraceptive methods. But this study, using a simulation model devised by Brookings, is the first to estimate exactly how much could be saved using each method. It found that a national mass media campaign that would cost $100 million would result in about $431 million in savings to taxpayers, largely by reducing unintended pregnancy, particularly among people who don't make much money. Programs the Brookings researchers called "evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention," which combine an emphasis on abstinence "while also educating participants about how to use various methods of contraception" have both reduced the rate of sexual activity and increased the use of contraception. Spending $145 million on such programs would return $356 million to taxpayers, according to the model. But by far the biggest return on investment would come from expanding access to family planning through Medicaid, something made possibly through the 2010 Affordable Care Act. A $235 million investment there would lower taxpayer costs of $1.32 billion by preventing unintended pregnancies.

Logic dictates that education on pregnancy prevention is the key, here; not poorly-conceived legislation like this.

And PLEASE, for God's sake, do not punish the kid; their having been conceived and born, was not their fault, OK

Feb 26 11:04

Everyone Donate $5 or $10 To WRH Today! Help Show Mike & Claire Your Appreciation For All Their Great Work

It's damn hard work to do a three hour radio show five days a week for years on end. Plus keeping the news website up and running, and updated with the latest news. they also have to take the time to discern the latest news and stories, determine which ones are bogus, which ones are legit, plus give their valuable analysis of all the news of the country and the world. I know Mike is humble and rarely asks for money, and he shouldn't have to. No one likes having to ask for donations. But he runs a business, and I for one appreciate his work. And also that of his supportive wife. I know that a good wife makes a huge difference in an activist's life. I listen to his Mike's almost every day, when I can. I say today is a good day to donate $5 or $10 bucks (or more if you feel generous). I know that Mike has a lot of readers and listeners, that would make a great start to his weekend. You don't need a paypal account to donate. Just click the paypal link and use our credit card.

Feb 26 10:54

Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts

The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, the 4th Amendment to the Constitution has just been completely eviscerated by this move.

Any attempt at reading my posts, emails, or texts, will reveal the following:

1. I love my husband.
2. I care about my friends.
3. I love creating music.
4. I love being involved in my church's music program.
5. I am a Christian pacifist activist who abhors violence, and encourages the US government to resolve geopolitical disputes through fair, moral, and disciplined negotiations with other countries.

Unfortunately, it's that last bit which has probably gotten me on a number of Persons of Interest lists.

But the irony here is, the bad guys have installed state of the art encryption into their systems to the point where neither the DHS or NSA can break into their communications.

Over the last years, Mike has presented 6 encryption challenges to the NSA, none of which were ever solved; the computer logs indicate that a lot of people downloaded these, but the end result was an epic fail.

In the words of my late grandmother, the horse is already out of the barn here.

Feb 26 10:47

Anti-Hillary Clinton Hashtag Breaks the Internet 2 Days Before South Carolina Primary

Yesterday, when Ashley Williams interrupted Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser event in South Carolina, she intended to make a point. Williams, a Black Lives Matter activist, wanted Clinton to apologize to black people for supporting mass incarceration in the 1990s and once calling gang members, "super predators."

Feb 26 10:31

DISNEY OFFERS TO DEDUCT CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS PAC FROM EMPLOYEES' PAYCHECKS, TO LOBBY FOR TPP

In a mass mailing to employees, CEO Bob Iger asked Disney people to make a regular contribution to Disney PAC to help the company lobby for expanded copyright laws, and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

The company explicitly advised employees that they wouldn't be penalized for failing to contribute.

The Disney PAC gave out $375 K in the 2014 election cycle.

Other companies have engaged in similar tactics. Citibank encourages its employees to donate to Citi PAC, whose mission is to promote impunity for international financial crimes and tax-funded bailouts of millionaires.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! Talk about a corporate shakedown of their employees, writ large!!

The amount of hubris is amazing here.

Feb 26 10:06

Ontario makes college tuition free for low income families making 50k or less a year. Increases grants for those making 83k or less a year.

Ontario students from low-income families won’t be paying tuition for college or university starting next year, part of an Ontario government plan to eliminate the “sticker shock” that deters so many from going on to post-secondary education.

Feb 26 10:06

770,000 names deleted from voter register in change to registration rules as critics claim Tories are ‘rigging the system’

Almost 800,000 potential voters were deleted from the electoral register under government changes to the system, official figures have confirmed.

Feb 26 10:05

ECONOMIC RECOVERY? 13 OF THE BIGGEST RETAILERS IN AMERICA ARE CLOSING DOWN STORES

Barack Obama recently stated that anyone that is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction“.

Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country? Last month, I wrote about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping the nation, but since then it has gotten even worse. Closing stores has become the “hot new trend” in the retail world, and “space available” signs are going up in mall windows all over the United States. Barack Obama can continue huffing and puffing about how well the middle class is doing all he wants, but the truth is that the cold, hard numbers that retailers are reporting tell an entirely different story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US economy is flailing, and rapidly going from bad to worse; no wonder those in the bowels of power in Foggy Bottom are so damned eager to start a world war, in an attempt to distract a very angry American public from the real reasons for their intense financial distress!!

Feb 26 10:04

North Dakota oil truck firm chief convicted of murder-for-hire plot against business rivals

The operator of an oil trucking firm was convicted on Thursday of orchestrating the killings of two business rivals competing for work in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch, prosecutors said.

A jury in federal court in Richland, in southeastern Washington state, convicted James Henrikson of hiring a man to kill Kristopher “KC” Clarke in February 2012 in North Dakota and Douglas Carlile in December 2013 in Spokane, Washington.

Henrikson faces the possibility of life in prison when he is sentenced on May 24 in Spokane, they said.

Feb 26 09:58

COPS ARREST SICK WOMAN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR UNPAID FINES, PUT HER IN JAIL & DEHYDRATE HER TO DEATH

On July 21, of last year, Joyce Curnell, 50, of Edisto Island became very ill and was taken by ambulance to the hospital while complaining of nausea and vomiting. While she was in the hospital, somehow police were alerted to her presence over unpaid court fees and were dispatched to the scene. The sick woman was then arrested, while in the hospital, and brought to jail — where she would spend the rest of her life.

The family of Curnell has since filed a lawsuit after it was discovered that she was deprived of water until she died.

After she had been discharged from the hospital into police custody, the officers were given instructions to care for her. However, officers and jail medical staff “refused to provide any medical attention to (her) whatsoever,” the court documents stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love how police are interpreting the phrase "To protect and Serve" these days, not only in South Carolina, but other states as well.

How monstrous and soulless do police have to be, to forcibly take a sick woman from a hospital bed to jail, and just let her die, over....unpaid fines?!?

Ah, but in the 21st century, in Amerika, the corporate culture is also soulless and monstrous, with "money uber alles" as it's motto, isn't it?!?

And that, of course,thoroughly justifies the assassination of a woman who couldn't pay those $1,148.90 court costs, through jailhouse medical neglect, right?!?

Folks, we had damned well better start thinking about where we are going as a species, because incidents like this, which bear all the signs of wicked inhumanity and callous indifference to one's brothers and sisters, make me really fear for the future of humankind on this planet.

Feb 26 09:50

Man hospitalized after police allegedly beat him while he is having a seizure

An El Paso man tells KFOX14 Investigates he was beaten so violently he was in the hospital for days. Police said he was resisting arrest.

Feb 26 09:48

Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names

It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret.

Feb 26 07:51

Remembering the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre

Twenty-two years have passed since Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein murdered 29 Palestinians at this Hebron mosque, but Rajabeh can recall the events leading up to that deadly morning with precision.

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Feb 26 06:41

Facebook slams staff for defacing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rebuked his own staff for crossing out "Black Lives Matter" slogans on the walls of the company HQ in Menlo Park, San Francisco.

On several occasions, employees had replaced the slogan with "all lives matter" on a large signature wall in which staff are encouraged to write comments, according to an NBC News report, prompting Zuckerberg to issue a company-wide memo.

Feb 26 06:18

Donald Trump: U.S. Should Have Left Qaddafi In Power

Donald Trump has said the world would be a better place if Saddam Hussein and Muammar el-Qaddafi were still in power.

In a furious anti-war tirade during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Trump said: “We would be so much better off if Qaddafi were in charge right now,” adding, “If these politicians went to the beach and didn’t do a thing and we had Saddam Hussein and if we had Qaddafi in charge instead of having terrorism all over the place—at least they killed terrorists.”

“And I’m not saying they were good, because they were bad, they were really bad. But we don’t know what we’re getting. Look at Libya right now. ISIS as we speak is taking over their oil. It’s a total mess,” Trump added. “We would have been better off if the politicians took a day off instead of going to war.”

(*said while Rubio and Cruz were locked in pissing contest .)

Feb 26 05:22

Trump Rubio's A ‘Choke Artist,' Cruz Is A ‘Liar’

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After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Trump of failing to use his public platform to take concrete steps to protect Israeli security, the real estate mogul insisted none of the other candidates on stage had “done more for Israel” than he did.

“You politicians, you are all talk and no action,” Trump said. “I’ve been watching it all my life. I mean, what I’ve seen up here. I mean, this guy is a choke artist and that guy's a liar,” he said, pointing first at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and then at Cruz.

Rubio cut in with a smile, saying, “This is the typical thing he does.”

As all three candidates began to talk over each other, Trump said, “I rest my case.”

Feb 26 05:16

Durable Goods Still Contracting Despite 'Job Gains'

Summary

Anything with a positive number and the mainstream will jump. The latest was durable goods which only featured a positive number in the seasonally-adjusted series.

The monthly increase in January in new orders was only in the adjusted set; in the unadjusted data there was no improvement to be found.

The "manufacturing recession" is a combination of current weakness piled upon past reductions even over the last few years where the economy was supposed to have been booming.

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Feb 26 05:08

Cruz and Rubio gang up on Trump at presidential debate

HOUSTON – Four of the candidates at Thursday night’s presidential debate have very little chance of winning the GOP nomination. Their collective goal is to tear down the fifth guy, the unstoppable Donald Trump.

And for once, they were all pulling in the same direction.

Before this debate, lesser rivalries kept Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio squabbling among themselves, very much to Trump’s benefit. This time, the senators joined forces, a dynamic Cuban-American duo battling a pugilistic, sarcastic, eye-rolling billionaire.

It was almost as if they’d worked it out ahead of time.

Immigration was the main battlefield, and Rubio proved the more relentless antagonist.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Ben Carson, yet again, were nonfactors Thursday night, unworthy of even a sneering sidelong gaze and unwilling to join the senators in the pile-on.
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Cruz challenged Trump on health care, trying to get him to concede that he has embraced in concept a single-payer system that Cruz and others deem a form of socialized medicine. Voices were raised. Tempers flared. Trump refused to back down.
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Feb 26 04:33

EU lawmakers call for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

European Union lawmakers called on Thursday for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia over airstrikes and a naval blockade in Yemen, despite lobbying by the kingdom.

In a resolution, the legislators called for the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini "to launch an initiative aimed at imposing an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia."

They expressed concern "at the airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition and the naval blockade it has imposed on Yemen," saying that they have led to thousands of deaths.

The resolution was passed by 449 votes to 36, with 78 abstentions.

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Feb 25 20:15

Essential history: ‘Forever debt’ Federal Reserve system invented to pay interest without ever ever ever repaying debt – definition of ‘Ponzi scheme’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Ponzi scheme: criminal fraud of paying existing “investors” only and always from new “investors.” Collapse occurs without new “investors” and/or existing “investors” panic to cash-in.

The US Federal Reserve is based on the 1694-created Bank of England because this model allows government finance with debt that is never meant to be repaid. It is an “investment” model that pays interest guaranteed through tax collection. Its invention was to finance England’s government and military in a history of continuous centuries of war.

It’s cleverness allowed British finance to fund a short-term empire over rival European powers.

Although we can appreciate this historical manipulation, this is a Ponzi scheme because the system collapses without new “investors” of government debt securities.

This Ponzi scheme model is our US Federal Reserve System today:

not “US Federal” but admitted privately-owned,

Feb 25 18:28

9th Circuit Court of Appeals decides businesses can't collect tips to share among workers

Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even if the tipped employees are receiving minimum wage, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Feb 25 18:27

A New Jersey woman who tossed her neighbor’s dog into oncoming traffic during an argument over a parking space was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday

Haniyyah Barnes, of Newark, N.J., was convicted in October on animal cruelty, theft and criminal mischief charges, after breaking into her neighbor’s home in 2011, and fatally throwing her neighbor's dog into oncoming traffic. The 2-year-old Shih Tzu, named Honey Bey, was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Feb 25 18:25

Feds Refuse To Allow LaVoy Finicum Family Lawyer To See Truck Riddled With Bullets

The widow of LaVoy Finicum was interviewed for the first time publicly since Oregon State Police killed the rancher January 26th. Jeanette Finicum said that the family paid for a private autopsy to be done on her deceased husband, (smarter than the Scalia's!) but that they will not release the results until after the federal government releases the findings of their autopsy. She also revealed that when their lawyer attempted to examine the vehicle which LaVoy was driving that day, the feds refused access to it.

Feb 25 17:39

Canadian Thought-Criminal Arthur Topham, 50's Beatnik, Turns 69: "It's going to be an interesting year. I can feel it already"

Arthur Topham, who was convicted of thought crimes in Canada last year for daring to criticize Israel and Zionism, turns 69 tomorrow! He posted a nice message on Facebook about it today, along with a great photo of himself as a beatnik in the 1950's. Be sure to give Arthur your well-wishes today.

Feb 25 17:39

Drugs Found In Puget Sound Salmon

It can't be limited to salmon. We are all unwillingly taking SSRI antidepressants and other drugs.

Cocktail, anyone?

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Feb 25 17:25

Passengers Applaud As Boy, Mom And Terminally Ill Father Are Removed From Plane

(Sarcastically singing) . . . . and I think to myself what a wonderful world.

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Feb 25 16:48

Donald Trump Taps Foreign Work Force for His Florida Club

Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired. In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries..In his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. Trump has stoked his crowds by promising to bring back jobs that have been snatched by illegal immigrants or outsourced by corporations, and voters worried about immigration have been his strongest backers. But he has also pursued more than 500 visas for foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago since 2010, according to the United States Department of Labor, while hundreds of domestic applicants failed to get the same jobs.

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Feb 25 16:29

Ron Paul Says Trump Is Blaming Immigrants & Mexicans For the Country's Ills

Donald Trump is "capitalizing on the worries and fears and concerns" of the American people, Ron Paul said. "It's the immigrants! It's the Mexicans! It's the Chinese fault! It's all nonsense," Paul proclaimed, adding "They're tapping into the concern but I think they offer zero in solution to the problem." Ron Paul's son, failed Presidential hopeful Rand Paul, was famous for saying "The eleven million (illegal aliens) are never going home, don't need to be sent home. I would incorporate them into our society by making them taxpayers."

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Feb 25 16:10

Anti-Defamation League Demands Donald Trump "publicly condemn their racism" Of David Duke & White Nationalist Supporters

"The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on presidential candidate Donald Trump to distance himself from white nationalist and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, as well as other white supremacists, and publicly condemn their racism," a press release stated.

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Feb 25 15:58

Ron Paul: "I Would Not Support Trump At All"

Questioned on NBC whether he would support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, Ron Paul answered with a laugh and a resounding no. "Just because Trump's approach is different," in many ways he is the same as the establishment, such as on foreign policy and the federal reserve, Paul opined. "In some places he's worse than the establishment," proclaimed Paul, "because he loves torture!"

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Feb 25 14:30

Presidential Elections 2016: The Revolt of the Masses

Commentators grossly oversimplify when they reduce the revolt to incoherent expressions of ‘anger’.

The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.

Clearly the established political machinery – party elites and their corporate backers -have (in part) lost control of the nomination process and confront ‘unwanted’ candidates who are campaigning with programs and pronouncements that polarize the electorate.

But there are other more specific factors, which have energized the electorate and speak to recent US history. These portend and reflect a realignment of US politics.

In this essay, we will outline these changes and their larger consequences for the future of American politics.

We will examine how these factors affect each of the two major parties.

Feb 25 13:53

Israeli passenger goes berserk over ‘immodest’ in-flight movie

An Israeli man on an El Al flight to Israel went on a rampage on the plane because he objected to an “immodest” in-flight movie, according to reports.
Note: Had enough yet!

Feb 25 13:31

This Business Owner REQUIRES Workers to Carry Concealed: “Presents Them With .410 Judge Pistol”

An aviation insurance company is requiring all of his employees – including women – to get certified for concealed carry and to arm themselves at work.

Everybody has one of these in their drawer or on their person. I would not want to come into one of my facilities,” Toland said. “It’s a 5 shot .410, just like a shotgun and you call it hand cannon.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 25 13:08

DID ESQUIRE JUST CALL FOR TRUMP TO BE KILLED?

Published by the Hearst Corporation, Esquire Magazine, though not primarily a political magazine, is clearly aligned with the PRC (Predatory Ruling Class). Like most major media organs, Esquire operates under the influence of Jewish oversight -- with Jay Fielden serving as Editor of Esquire, and Steve Swartz as President and CEO of Hearst. The highly unflattering Donald Trump cover stories which the monthly magazine has run therefore come as no surprise...But just two paragraphs into his hate-filled piece, we find an extended reference to Louisiana Senator Huey Long, the anti-Establishment insurgent who was planning to challenge incumbent President FDR in the 1936 election. From the Esquire article:

Feb 25 12:57

QUESTIONS RAISED BY JUSTICE SCALIA’S UNPLUGGED BREATHING MACHINE

The late Justice Antonin Scalia was one of an estimated 22 million Americans who have sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by either a blockage of the airway or a signaling issue from the brain regarding breathing during sleep.

Feb 25 12:28

Jeb Bush Tells Donors He’s Really, Truly Sorry He Let Them All Down

In a Wednesday conference call with donors, Jeb Bush apologized for ending what was once seen as a promising bid months before Election Day, the New York Times reported.

“I’m sorry that it didn’t turn out the way that I intended,” Bush said in an audio recording of the call obtained by the Times. “When I launched the campaign in front of three or four thousand people in Miami, I anticipated a different result.”
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Bush hinted at the volatile nature of the 2016 race and the unexpected rise of Trump in his Wednesday call with donors.

“The reality was that you had a year of disruption, a year of outsiders making a compelling case to people who were deeply disaffected and angry,” Bush said, as quoted by the Times. “I just didn’t get the breakthrough that I needed in the early states and felt it was important to not move on without a clear path to winning.”

Feb 25 12:12

What are these Michigan legislators thinking?

The biggest news in Michigan in recent months has been the severe crisis over the lead-contaminated water in Flint that has poisoned residents, but the Detroit public school district has generated some of its own.

Detroit teachers have been staging a series of sickouts to call attention to the appalling conditions of the public schools, and the teachers union recently filed a lawsuit which says that conditions inside the schools are so unhealthy that the rights of students — who are predominately African American and poor — are being violated.

Feb 25 12:02

The Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules

Houston, we have a sobriety problem
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Players may want to make side-bets as to what happens more often: Cruz reminding the audience that he's Texan, or Trump reminding them that Cruz is from Canada. We can have a bonus shot if Cruz mentions his Texan-ness only to have Trump immediately call him a Canadian Texan.

Lastly, I propose we create a toast in honor of the recently fallen. Instead of saying "Cheers" or "Prost," we might say, before drinking, "Chris Christie was a federal prosecutor."

Feb 25 11:53

Donald Trump Wins Hispanic Vote in Nevada

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"We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated!" he said. "We're the smartest people, we're the most loyal people. You know what I really am happy about, because I've been saying it for a long time: 46 percent with the Hispanics, 46 percent, number one with Hispanics. I'm really happy about that."
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Feb 25 10:43

Ben Jealous: "In the ’90s, she’s pushing the superpredator theory. The superpredator theory was, there were some children that were so sociopathic that by age 6 months they were beyond redemption. It’s not just a violation of psychology, it’s a violation

In the Democratic presidential field, as the two Democratic candidates are about to leave states where the electorate was 91 percent and 93 percent white respectively, they’re headed into much more diverse states. The Democratic candidates now are fighting tooth and nail not only to try to appeal to minority voters and specifically to African-American Democratic voters, they are fighting very specifically for the endorsement of leaders within the black community.

Feb 25 10:41

Brazil is building $250m-worth undersea cable linking directly Europe to avoid US espionage – Tech giants like Google, Facebook likely to support

Brazil is constructing a dedicated underwater cable to link the southern American country's internet directly with Europe and avoid any espionage attempts by the US. The structure, which is estimated to cost up to $250m (£180m), will come into operation in late 2017 and is likely to be supported by tech giants Google and Facebook.

Feb 25 10:12

Emails on Hillary Clinton's secret server matched top secret documents virtually word for word and included details of CIA drone strikes against Islamic radicals

U.S. spy agencies have told Congress that Hillary Clinton's home computer server contained some emails that should have been treated as 'top secret' because their wording matched sections of some of the government's most highly classified documents, four sources familiar with the agency reports said.

Feb 25 10:11

Spy agencies say Clinton emails closely matched top secret documents: sources

U.S. spy agencies have told Congress that Hillary Clinton's home computer server contained some emails that should have been treated as "top secret" because their wording matched sections of some of the government's most highly classified documents, four sources familiar with the agency reports said.

The two reports are the first formal declarations by U.S. spy agencies detailing how they believe Clinton violated government rules when highly classified information in at least 22 email messages passed through her unsecured home server.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Hillary copied sections of classified documents into non-secure documents on her non-secure server.

Feb 25 10:10

The current Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was designed by the insurance companies with their own interests (profits) placed first and the health care of Americans second.

In her Feb. 16 column, Cynthia Tucker claims that many health experts say a Medicare for All plan which includes dental, vision coverage, mental health care and long-term care can’t be done while saving money. Yet many health experts say it can.

Feb 25 09:36

Obama Bans US Imports of Slave-Produced Goods

President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.

Feb 25 09:35

Life with ISIS is ‘really hard,’ discovers Swedish teen who joined jihadists

Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, a 16-year-old from the town of Boras, described her ordeal to a Kurdish television station in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish regional government. Nivarlain said she had been duped by her boyfriend, who persuaded her to accompany him to join the extremist group.

Feb 25 09:32

Celente: The Top 10 Trends To Watch In 2016

Popular trends forecaster, Gerald Celente, shares his economic and geopolitical outlook for 2016.

Feb 25 09:20

US DECLARES FINANCIAL WAR ON RUSSIA

The U.S. government has warned some top U.S. banks not to bid on a potentially lucrative but politically risky Russian bond deal, saying it would undermine international sanctions on Moscow, people familiar with the matter said. The move, apparently the first of its kind since the sanctions went into effect, has sent Wall Street bankers scrambling to determine whether the opportunity for new business is worth the political downside of bucking the administration’s warning. The rules don’t explicitly prohibit banks from pursuing the business, but U.S. State Department officials hold the view that helping finance Russia would run counter to American foreign policy.

Feb 25 09:12

TRUMPONOMICS – HOW THE TRUMP ECONOMIC PLAN WILL WORK

You may not like it, but Trump’s economic plan will work. It will produce a MUCH better economy for his supporters than did Obama or Bush (or even Clinton).

If a country is running a trade deficit it has more demand than it is filling domestically. If it has unused capacity and less than full employment (both are true in the US, I would want to see the US running under 2% unemployment consistently for years before I was sure it was at full employment) then the stuff it is making overseas, which can be made at home, should be made at home.

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