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Dec 16 10:53

Idaho State Police Crawling All Over Council, Hometown of Jack Yantis: Whitewash Expected Soon

As readers may recall, LibertyFight.com broke the story identifying the kilers of Jack Yantis on November 30th.Our source in Council who gave us the two officers names alerts us that something is afoot, and the discerning source predicts that whitewash of the two killers, Sheriffs Brian Wood and Cody Roland, is expected soon.

Dec 16 10:41

Media Hypes Potential Unrest as Jury Says It's Deadlocked in Freddie Gray Case

On Tuesday the jury for the trial of officer William Porter told the court they are 'deadlocked,' judge Barry Williams responded by instructing the jury to continue deliberating.

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Dec 16 10:24

PSA Tests Useless for 98 Percent of Men

If you’re thinking of getting a PSA test, you need to see what the latest research shows.

That’s because a huge new study shows that PSA tests aren’t just useless…but can ruin your life too.

The study was headed up by Dr. Philip Prorok. He leads research for the US National Cancer Institute.

“PSAs don’t result in any benefit,” he says. But they do cause “harm from false positives and over diagnosis.”
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Test is Hardly More Effective Than a Coin Toss!”

But the two men behind PSAs both agree that the screenings cause more harm than good.

(*Yeah , but if word gets too far out there , can you imagine the class action lawsuit ? So the PSA test stays right where it is
the stoogein general )

Dec 16 10:17

Before Debates, Trump Crowd Swarmed on Protester: “Light The Motherf@*ker On Fire!”

Video shows the man sitting on the ground to avoid removal by security, while members of the crowd called for his death.

But was it a set-up?

Dec 16 10:04

2015 is the year America started having a sane conversation about death

Earl Blumenauer had become accustomed to losing.

During the health reform debate, the Oregon congressman pushed a provision that would reimburse doctors for helping Medicare patients draw up advance care directives.

Dec 16 09:58

Nebraska Dem Sponsors Bill To "Keep Guns And Explosives Out Of The Hands Of Suspected Terrorists."

In the wake of the San Bernardino, CA false flag shoot-up, a reactionary Nebraska Democrat has proposed a ridiculous law which he claims would "keep guns and explosives out of the hands of suspected terrorists." 66-year-old Rep. Brad Ashford, who's been in Congress for less than a year, co-sponsored H.R. 1076, otherwise known as 'The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorist Act.' The dubious part is, what or whom, precisely, is a considered a "suspected terrorist"? In a press release, Ashford proclaimed "I support the second amendment, but keeping guns and explosives out of the hands of suspected terrorists is not gun control; it's a common sense, responsible way to strengthen our national security."

Dec 16 09:48

Republicans Argue Over How to Keep America Safe as Trump Sticks to Muslim Ban at Debate

The Republican debate, hosted by CNN in Las Vegas and moderated by Wolf Blitzer, was the first since the terrorist attacks on Paris and San Bernardino. Unsurprisingly, the debate centered on national security and foreign policy.

Dec 16 09:47

Donald Trump Calls Scotland 'Small-Minded and Parochial' as He Can't Get His Way

Donald Trump hasn't pissed enough people off yet, so he's now decided to massively insult Scotland.

The decision on Wednesday by Britain's Supreme Court to throw out his bid to stop wind farms being built near his luxury golf resort in Scotland "demonstrates the foolish, small minded and parochial mentality" of the Scottish government, said the US presidential contender.

Dec 16 09:46

Sources: Review affirms Clinton server emails were 'top secret,' despite department challenge

An intelligence community review has re-affirmed that two classified emails were indeed “top secret” when they hit Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal server despite a challenge to that designation by the State Department, according to two sources familiar with the review.

Dec 16 09:27

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

Dec 16 09:12

Officer Shoots Wreck Survivor, Doesn’t Tell Anyone, Escapes Charges

Dash cam footage from the November 25 incident shows the driver, 26-year-old Andrew Thomas, crashing his SUV. His wife was ejected from the window and died at the scene, reports CBSN’s Vladimir Duthiers.

Feaster walks towards the car and fires one shot, hitting Thomas in the neck as he attempted to get out through the window. Twenty-five seconds, later Feaster describes Thomas as being uncooperative.

“I’ve got an unresponsive female, I’ve got a male in the car refusing to get out,” Feaster could be heard saying in the dash-cam video.

Thomas had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. He’s facing vehicular manslaughter charges in his wife’s death and may be paralyzed from the waist down.

But hundreds of protesters in Paradise are calling for Officer Feaster to be removed from the force. They’re outraged he won’t be facing criminal charges.

Dec 16 09:00

College suspends student for six months for saying black women are ‘not hot’

Student says he was assumed guilty for writing much worse comments on Yik Yak

Saying that black women are “not hot” got a Colorado College student suspended for six months – appealed down from 21.

The sanction against Thaddeus Pryor was not the only action the school took against offensive comments posted Nov. 9 on the anonymous social-media app Yik Yak: His friend Lou Henriques was expelled.

Dec 16 09:00

57 Congress Reps Taken to Israel - Who Do They Really Represent?

In August, 2015, 57 brand new members of the U.S. House of Representatives bowed their heads and promised to obey their Israeli overlords. They allowed themselves to be taken to Israel, plied with good food and propaganda. They then returned home to do Israel’s bidding in the Congressional seats that Israel helped them win. Sixty were invited, but only three decided not to go, for unknown reasons. But isn’t there a more innocent explanation? Perhaps they just wanted to learn more about the issue and would equally have accepted an invitation to visit Palestine and see it from a Palestinian point of view. Nothing wrong with giving equal opportunity to both sides. The Free Palestine Movement tested this theory and found it wanting. We sent a personalized invitation to exactly the same members of Congress to come to Palestine at our expense. Not a single one accepted. Although we sent a followup to those who did not respond the first time, the vast majority never responded at all.

Dec 16 08:56

Man who made marriage proposal on I-45 to face charges

The Harris County District Attorney's office announced Vidal Valldares would face a charge of obstructing a highway Tuesday. Valldares proposed to his girlfriend, Michelle Wycoff, on Interstate 45 Monday.

Dec 16 08:55

Congress Drops All Pretense: Quietly Turns CISA Into A Full On Surveillance Bill

Remember CISA? The "Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act"? It's getting much, much worse, with Congress and the administration looking to ram it through -- in the process, dropping any pretense that it's not a surveillance bill.

Dec 16 08:50

Millionaire businessman not guilty of raping teenager after he accidentally penetrated her

Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was initially accused of forcing himself on the 18-year-old as she slept on a couch at his London flat after a night of drinking.

Dec 16 08:43

Cop Who Sought Photos of Teen’s Erection in Sexting Case Commits Suicide Moments Before Arrest

Police Detective David Edward Abbott, a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, committed suicide Tuesday before law enforcement could arrest him on suspicion of sexually abusing minors... Authorities now believe Abbott was a pedophile. He had inappropriate contact with two young boys, ages 11 and 13, according to patch.com. Police attempted to arrest him at his home earlier today, but he refused to surrender and eventually shot himself.

Dec 16 07:48

The Secret Jewish History of 'Star Wars'

This new episode boasts several firsts. It’s the first “Star Wars” in over a decade, and the first to be produced since Disney took over the series from 20th Century Fox. It’s the first film in the series to be directed by J.J. Abrams – the self-described “most nebbishy Jewish director, ever” - who is widely credited with reinvigorating the film series of “Star Trek,” the brainier cousin to “Star Wars.”
Note: I am at a lost to understand why these people can never be just ordinary human beings like me.

Dec 16 07:39

Oklahoma City Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty Of Rape

Dec 16 07:37

"No-Fly Loophole" Will Be Used to Target Our 2nd Amendment Without Due Process

Calling this a “loophole” is so misleading. It’s a precrime suspicion list that completely circumvents due process.

Dec 16 06:49

Soros aided CIA operations in Balkans and Moldova region

A former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine service officer revealed to WMR that the CIA worked closely with George Soros-financed non-governmental organizations in the former Yugoslavia to ensure the power of Serbians was limited and the influence of Muslims, some with ties to global jihadism and organized crime, was advanced.

The CIA cooperated with Soros operatives in Banja Luka, the capital of the Srpska Republic, now a constituent part of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Dec 16 06:15

U.S. refuses to bomb ISIS targets: “Can’t get clearance even with a clear target in front of us”

By all accounts, ISIS is clearly the biggest threat to the United States, with the San Bernardino attacks just the most recent to take out Americans.

Dec 16 06:06

DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTABLE AS PRESIDENT, BUT…

Sometimes I wonder why anyone bothers to run for office in a long, costly, and exhausting contest which if won means four years of taking directions from the Pentagon and seventeen security agencies. America is not a democracy, and the last president who actually tried to exert some significant influence on affairs left much of the right side of his head in the streets of Dallas. But ego is a mighty powerful motivator, and the gang engaged in national American politics has plenty of it, even if few other redeeming qualities.

Dec 16 05:45

The corporations running the White House

Dec 15 19:33

An increasing number of asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo are returning to their countries, saying that they had expected better care and a shorter asylum process in Austria.

Figures from the Interior Ministry show that between January and November this year over 1,100 Kosovans left Austria voluntarily. Kosovo is considered to be a safe country of origin and migrants have little chance of obtaining asylum in Austria.

Dec 15 19:31

Justice Ginsburg's Ominous Warning About Creeping Corporate Power

If you’re a business looking for new ways to squeeze money out of your consumers without having to worry about whether doing so is illegal, than you had a very good day in the Supreme Court on Monday. In its first divided decision of the current Supreme Court term, the Court held in DIRECTV v. Imburgia that the satellite television company DIRECTV could effectively immunize itself from many suits claiming that they charged illegal fees, despite the fact that this decision cuts against language in DIRECTV’s own contract. Only three justices, the conservative Clarence Thomas and the liberals Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, dissented.

Dec 15 18:00

California: Oakland City Council Looking to Restrict Your Second Amendment Rights

Ordinance 15-422 would ban unsecured concealable firearms, long guns, and ammunition in unattended vehicles. Ordinance 15-0423 would make it a crime for firearms, magazines or ammunition to be left unsecured in cars on the city street and make it a misdemeanor and punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. (and more...)

Dec 15 16:42

ICE Brags About Catching 0.0002% of Criminal Aliens

Everyone ready to congratulate the federal government on doing their job? Great! -- Earlier this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehended – wait for it – 0.0002 percent of the criminal illegal aliens currently loose on the streets of the United States. And they want us to be super excited about it.

Dec 15 16:36

POLL: Americans would rather elect ‘STAR WARS’ characters than candidates…

The force is strong with the American public who, in a new poll, said they’d rather elect Star Wars characters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi president than the political party’s two current frontrunners.

Dec 15 16:28

Good advice: Step up and defend yourselves

President Barack Obama and the growing mob of American anti-2nd Amendment fanatics would have you believe that the state can protect you and your loved ones from all criminal threats. It can’t. ... Babeu’s dedication to encouraging Americans living in his jurisdiction to protect themselves is a refreshing departure from the attitude of another American sheriff we told you about this week...

Dec 15 16:11

RNC email warns supporters of coming gun grab

The Republican National Committee has joined the National Rifle Association in warning that President Barack Obama’s promised executive actions on gun control could extremely hamper American gun rights.

Dec 15 16:05

Maryland officers staging in Baltimore ahead of verdict in Freddie Gray case, police confirm

Police officers from neighboring jurisdictions have begun staging in Baltimore in preparation for unrest that local commanders hope never materializes.

On Tuesday afternoon, Anne Arundel County Police officers were photographed staging in Druid Hill Park with an armored vehicle, helmets and shields by local photographer Devin Allen, who was made famous after one of his images from April's unrest landed on the cover of Time magazine. Allen posted his images on Twitter, where he has about 12,500 followers — including many journalists. A Baltimore Sun reporter who responded to the park also observed dozens of officers and protective gear, though the officers were no longer wearing the gear.

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Latest word is the jury is deadlocked, but has been sent back to try again by the judge.

Dec 15 15:54

Gun Confiscation Legislation Introduced in Illinois; Most Anti-Gun Bill Ever

On Saturday, Dec. 11, hardcore anti-gun extremists in the Illinois House introduced HB4359 which would require you to surrender your FOID card and firearms if your name ever appears on the government’s “NO FLY LIST.”

Dec 15 15:51

Don't Ever Have The Cops Call A Tow Truck For You

If you ever break down and have a highway patrol officer ask if you'd like a tow truck, be sure to say NO! This is because in most states, the tow companies charge double or even triple if the police call for a tow, rather than if the motorist calls themselves. This is basically because when the police call, the tow is 'compulsory' and the person doesn't have a choice, for example in a drunk-driving case or an unlicensed driver. Motorists often don't realize this, and by the time it happens it's too late. I recently had this happen and you won't believe what the cop did when he found out that the tow driver was going to charge me triple for the tow, just because the cop had called. Finally, a good cop story!

Dec 15 15:47

Obama & Clinton Propose Stripping Americans of Constitutional Rights w/o Due Process

Again, even if you hate guns, this issue has deep implications for you. If the executive branch of the government is given the power to take away a constitutional right with no due process, what other rights can they take away?

Dec 15 15:34

Obama Uses Facebook to Push Gun Control, That’s Already Failed

These "gun free zones" are what Congress should be addressing because such zones create entire rooms and buildings full of sitting ducks barred from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Dec 15 15:24

Obama Hawaii Vacation to Cost Taxpayers $3.5M — in Fly-time Alone!

Tom Fitton, the head of the Judicial Watch pressure group, said Obama’s holiday habit proves that he is out of touch – and has to stop. He told AL.com: ‘The Obamas’ travel is out of control. They are treating the Air Force One like an Uber ride. -- ‘And President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways, and political junkets at taxpayer expense.’

Dec 15 15:03

DRUGGED UP : America’s painkiller epidemic grips the workplace

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, recently referred to opioid abuse — including prescription painkillers — as “a growing epidemic that is gripping our country.” -- And increasingly, that grip includes the American workplace.

Dec 15 14:52

Gold Analyst Warns: “There Are About 325 Paper Ounces For Every Physical Ounce Backing It”

What this likely means is that someone, somewhere is requesting that their paper holdings be converted into deliverable physical gold. All the while many a mainstream pundit has declared that gold is nothing but a relic of times past. Yet, despite its purported unpopularity, since the last time the COMEX snapped in September even more registered gold has disappeared.

Dec 15 14:40

Grand Jury Author Proposes Adams County, Idaho Grand Jury For Jack Yantis Killing

Kelly Z. Mordecai, Author of a book on the power of the Grand Jury titled 'The Hidden 4th Branch, a corrupt government's worst nightmare,' has offered a suggestion to the people of Adams County, Idaho where 62-year-old rancher Jack Yantis was killed by police last month. Mordecai begins, "From 1770 to today, grand juries have investigated "willful misconduct in office by public officers", issued indictments or “presentments” holding government agents accountable. When a LEGAL grand jury acts upon their full independent power to investigate, and tells a "protecting prosecutor" to "shut-up, sit down, and we will call you when we need you”, there is justice. Examples of accountability include the Rodney King situation, 5 New Orleans Police Dept. officers during Katrina, and in Kentucky (2010), Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge.

Dec 15 14:34

This Is What A Financial Crisis Looks Like

The financial markets held together far longer than many people thought that they would, but now they are finally coming apart at the seams.

Dec 15 14:34

Norway Girl’s Life After A Forced Gardasil Vaccine

Caroline was born in 2000 and is now 15 years old. My daughter was very sociable, full of energy and always together with her many friends – running, cycling and playing football. She always had a good appetite. The only information we were given when the Gardasil vaccine…

Dec 15 14:20

Court Finds Monsanto Responsible for Poisoning French Farmer

Waking Times

The court of appeals in Lyon, France, has found agribusiness giant Monsanto guilty of poisoning a man named Paul François. François is a farmer who claimed that he suffered a multitude of ailments, including headaches, memory loss, neurological problems and stammering, after he unintentionally inhaled Monsanto’s herbicide, Lasso.

Dec 15 14:20

103 Years Later, Wall Street Turned Out Just As One Man Predicted

As our country burns to the ground: trapped in a post 9/11 (inside job) never ending war on terror that only benefited Israel; impoverished by an economic collapse engineered by an unprosecuted banking cabal; homeless, penniless, jobless; imprisoned in a high-tech DHS police state, spied upon by space-based and weaponized drones; living in an open air toxic waste pit: vaccinated, GMO’ed, chem-trailed, fracked and Fukushima irradiated, remember this: it all started with the formation of private money trust.

Dec 15 14:19

The ‘97% consensus’ of scientists on climate change is complete bunk… fraudulent statistic repeated everywhere is based on blatant scientific FRAUD

So if I send out an email survey to 1000 people, and then I hand-pick the 75 responses I like the best, then can I proclaim those results to be “settled science” too? Will Al Gore champion my cause and demand billions in reparations from first world nations on my behalf? Of course not. The very idea is total fraud. Yet this is the science fraud upon which the entire mainstream media and government climate frenzy is based... It’s all just climate quackery...

Dec 15 13:55

U.S. Refuses to Bomb ISIS Targets: “Can’t Get Clearance Even With a Clear Target in Front of Us”

The U.S. military and President Obama refuse to bomb known ISIS targets:

Most of the locations are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties…

Pilots who have returned from deployments say Obama refuses to permit airstrikes 75 percent of the time against the Islamic State group.

Dec 15 13:54

Deja Vu All Over Again

The Fed has enriched their Wall Street benefactors over the last six years, while destroying the real economy and the middle class. This market has gone nowhere in the last 13 months. It’s about to go somewhere, and that is DOWN. Remember 2000 and 2007. Enjoy the trip – deja vu all over again.

Dec 15 13:47

Politically Correct School Bans Huckleberry Finn – the Mark Twain Classic That Critiqued Slavery – for Using the “N” Word

History is being rewritten left and right to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings in this country.

Now a school in Philadelphia recently announced that it was removing Huckleberry Finn, the Mark Twain novel written in 1885 that ranks as one of the all-time great American novels ever, from its classroom curriculum…

Because the book dares, in its historical accuracy, to include use of the “N” word.

Of course, the book is poignantly ahead of its time in its critique of slavery, and depicts a boy who befriends a slave and goes through many difficulties to help him reach freedom…

But the truth stopped mattering a long time ago in America.

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Dec 15 13:42

Military Wants To Commit More Drone Murders (Just in time for Christmas!)

I saw in the news that the U.S. military wants to expand its drone “program”. Hmmm…Murder, Inc. is on the march. It was once said that the speed of human technology far exceeds the ethics that need to be investigated in its use prior to just bringing it in without questions. In other words, before anyone has even explored the moral dimension of drone use to kill people, it’s already been implemented and it’s a “done deal”.

Dec 15 13:27

Why 100,000 Banksters Lost Their Jobs in 2015

Nearly 100,000 Western bank employees lost their jobs in 2015, according to an analysis by the Financial Times. Those job losses comprised over 10% of the workforce among 11 large American and European banks, continuing the overall trend that followed the infamous financial crash of 2008. Cuts are expected to continue in years to come, as alternative technology revolutionizes the financial sector. (The real reason -- they got in, people above them used them to get richer, and they are now trimming the fat...)

Dec 15 13:26

When Did People Stop Believing in Freedom?

Almost every college student we asked today said that it is fine to give up their privacy to the government if it will keep them safe, especially from terrorists.

Whether you believe in their ideologies or not, people used to fight for what they believe in with greater conviction in this country. Once upon a time, people actually stood up for their natural rights and protested. Now people are quietly going about their day just hoping to stay off the radar, or worse, they have been taught and actually believe that giving up liberty for a sense of security is a good trade off "to keep them safe" with misguided lines like "I'm not doing anything wrong so I have nothing to worry about."

Dec 15 12:42

Second Indian Point Reactor Shuts Down

Dec 15 12:03

US Rushing to Keep Up with Russian, Chinese Killer Robots

Russia, China, and the United States are currently in pursuit of autonomous robots capable of conducting independent military actions and, according to claims made by US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, the Pentagon is in danger of falling behind.

Russia Successfully Tests Underwater Drone in Atlantic http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940923001569

Dec 15 11:49

Report: US Pilots in Syria Ordered to Ignore ISIS Oil Convoys

American officials and responsible western news pundits have had a hard time explaining why the U.S.-led “anti-ISIS” coalition, after more than one year, has been unable to stop ISIS' lucrative oil smuggling operation. Maybe because they were never trying to stop it in the first place? Via New Eastern Outlook:

Reports from pilots and sources up and down the Pentagon chain of command tell an interesting story. Considering America’s years of experience at “precision bombing” and the vast intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the world’s largest military, America’s utter failure in curtailing ISIS and her dozens of “sister organizations” has been inexplicable.

American pilots flying over Iraq and Syria have quietly leaked their story for over a year now but no news agency will carry it. They say they have flown over oil tanker convoys 4 lanes wide at times and been told to stay silent.

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If, in fact, these reports are true, they give credence to the degree which which the White House is supplying "aid and comfort" to an alleged "enemy", ISIS.

Yes, I'm cynical about geopolitics; but sometimes, I just cannot keep up!!

Dec 15 11:32

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an: Portrait of a Backstabbing Pasha

He increases his personal power, but undermines the interests of the Turkish nation and its people. Erdo?an believes he is the rising regional hegemon, indispensable to the West. He blackmails the EU for billions of Euros to control the flood of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq with his promises to warehouse desperate refugees in Turkish concentration camps. But Europeans must know that their money can never buy trust and loyalty from the Pasha.

Dec 15 11:27

In Australia, Even Learning About Encryption Will Be Illegal Soon

You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act — which passed into law in April, and will come into force next year — there is a real possibility that even seemingly innocuous educational and research activities could fall foul of Australian defence export control laws.

Under these laws, such “supplies of technology” come under a censorship regime involving criminal penalties of up to ten years imprisonment. How could this be?

The story begins with the Australian government’s Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). This list specifies goods considered important to national defence and security, and which are therefore tightly controlled.

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I had the chance to visit Sidney almost a decade ago, and I loved it.

I never, in my wildest dreams, imagined that its government would wind up going so fascistic in this part of the 21st century. Ever.

Dec 15 11:19

New Study: Presidents Really Do Age Faster, Die Younger

mocking the lamestream media's deification of world 'leaders'

worship your God-King, serfs!

Dec 15 10:49

Obama orders Border Patrol to let illegal immigrants drive drunk

According to Judicial Watch, Border Patrol agents are now being instructed to let illegal immigrants off the hook if they are caught drinking and driving. The Obama Administration has ordered all Border Patrol agents in Arizona to let illegal immigrants free even if they are caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

It's bad enough that the current immigration system encourages immigrants to sneak into the country and become dependent on government programs that tax natural-born citizens further and further. Now the federal government is permitting the illegals to drive around intoxicated without having to abide by the same road laws that natural-born Americans must follow. Border Patrol agents are being instructed to let illegals go free -- no arrests, no fines, no jail time for putting other people's lives at risk on the road.

Dec 15 10:43

LA schools closed due to credible ‘threat;’ 640,000 students kept at home

Los Angeles schools were closed “in an abundance of caution” Tuesday after authorities received what was described as a credible terror threat — resulting in more than half a million children being kept home.

It is “important that I take the precaution based on what has happened recently and what has happened in the past,” Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said, explaining the move to shutter schools in the light of a heightened concern following recent mass shootings and a terror attack in San Bernardino, California.

Cortines said he wants to see the more than one thousand schools in the district searched “to make sure that it is safe for children and safe for staff to be there on Wednesday.” He also said that while schools get “threats all the time,” the circumstances around this particular one made it a “rare threat,” without further elaborating.

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Cui bono?!? Who benefits from this?!?

I would submit that perhaps those in power, in California and beyond, want the American people psychologically "infected" with the same "learned hopelessness" and fear that was administered to prisoners of war in Abu Ghraib, and today at Gitmo, but on a much more finely-adjusted, gradual scale, without the beatings, waterboardings, or NG tube feedings.

And where are we most vulnerable in our feelings?!?

It's about our kids, who we love like crazy.

Mike and I don't have children of our own, but do have some wonderful children in our extended family we love very much; and we worry about the quality of their future greatly, even though they have a terrific mom and dad.

So now, the message to parents in Los Angeles, and across the country is, you can no longer protect your kids from terror or violence in school. WE can barely manage to do that. The message is, be fearful, and be fearful 24/7, so that the fear absolutely impedes your ability to make sound judgements, and destroys your critical thinking abilities.

That appears to be the desired outcome here.

So what draconian measures will be taken in public schools in LA?!? Will we see armed guards, with guns chambered, installed in every classroom, including kindergarten?!?

Oh yes, THAT is going to contribute to the emotional comfort, and learning capabilities of our kids in public schools!!

But what I have described above may well become the "new normal" for (alleged) public education in this country, after this incident. After all, it's "for the children".

Dec 15 10:25

US Navy commander warns of looming arms race in disputed South China Sea

China is one of six countries claiming territory in the South China Sea in a dispute drawing in countries around the world

Dec 15 10:19

The Curious Case of the Stolen CIA Files

A break-in targeting information about a lawsuit against the CIA is the latest in a string of apparently related thefts, data breaches and armed attacks against human rights workers who are investigating abuses committed during El Salvador’s bloody civil war in the 1980s.

Most recently, an unknown party broke into the office of Angelina Godoy, director of the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights(CHR), and stole her computer and hard drive. These contained sensitive information and testimony regarding the Center’s ongoing investigations into human rights violations in El Salvador.

The hard drive also contained information about a lawsuit against the CIA that the CHR filed a few weeks before the theft. The suit alleges that the CIA — citing national security reasons — illegally withheld documents from CHR regarding US involvement in the country’s 12-year civil war.

Dec 15 10:08

Marco Rubio Pushes to Block Low-Cost, High-Speed Broadband

In a rare senatorial act, full-time Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio joined with a handful of fellow legislators on Friday in an attempt to block local municipalities from undercutting big telecom companies by providing cheap, fast internet service.

Rubio, who is raising campaign cash from the telecom industry for his presidential campaign, fired off a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to allow states to block municipal broadband services.

The letter was the latest salvo in a long-running effort by the major telecom companies to outlaw municipal broadband programs that have taken off in cities such as Lafayette, Louisiana, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, because they pose a threat to a business model that calls for slow, expensive internet access without competition.

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Well, if we didn't know before, we know what this man thinks about "healthy competition", particularly as it applies to his financial backers, like the telecom companies.

Dec 15 10:08

Bernie Sanders: "We Are A Country Of Millions Of People In Despair," "Is That Reflected On TV?"

At a forum in Cedar Rapids Iowa on Sunday, Bernie Sanders fielded a question from a young Mexican-American woman who says that she developed self esteem issues because she did not see enough cartoon protagonists who resembled her racial group. His answer goes deeper than race and touches the media's other bias: class.

Dec 15 10:08

The NY attorney general is crowdsourcing speed tests to see if Verizon, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable may be short-changing customers with slower-than-advertised speeds

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invited the public on Sunday to test the speed of their Internet and submit the results online as part of an ongoing probe into whether large providers may be short-changing customers with slower-than-advertised speeds.

Dec 15 09:56

OBAMA TO EXPAND MODERN-DAY SLAVE TRADE WITH TPP

Not long after the White House invited Thailand to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the AP reported the country was relying on slave labor to ship shrimp to the U.S.

And it’s unlikely Thailand’s billion-dollar slave industry would prevent it from joining the TPP considering that Obama previously removed an anti-slavery provision from the TPP and also allowed Vietnam to join the partnership despite its flourishing slave trade.

“For… 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water,” the APrevealed. “They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp bound for overseas markets, including grocery stores and all-you-can-eat buffets across the United States.”

“After being sold to the Gig Peeling Factory, they were at the mercy of their Thai bosses, trapped with nearly 100 other Burmese migrants.”

It was only in Oct. that the Obama administration invited Thaland to join the TPP “with open arms.”

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One cannot possibly escape the painful irony of this country's first African-American President, signing off on a trade bill which turns a blind eye to slavery as being an accomplished fact from some of bill's member nations, like Thailand.

Dec 15 09:52

Father of Dawabshe Murder Suspect Calls Israel’s President, ‘Der Führer’

Nir Keller, the father of Israel Keller, the Israeli-American suspect in the arson-terror-murders of the Dawabsheh family, has penned a toxic Facebook post smearing Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s president, and Pres. Obama as well. The elder Keller’s identity, along with that of his son, is under Shin Bet gag order in Israel.

Dec 15 09:48

Flint Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Over Water Problems

Flint's mayor has declared a state of emergency due to problems with the city's water system caused by using water from the Flint River, saying the city needs more federal help.
Karen Weaver announced the declaration Monday night and said the move intends to help raise awareness of continuing problems. She said damage to children caused by lead exposure is irreversible and that the city will need to spend more on special education and mental health services as a result.
"I am requesting that all things be done necessary to address this state of emergency declaration, effective immediately," Weaver told City Council.

Flint switched from Detroit's water system last year to Flint River water in a cost-cutting move while under state emergency financial management. The Flint River was supposed to be an interim source until the city could join a new system getting water from Lake Huron.

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All those officials who "...maintained the water met safety standards..." while drinking their Perrier should be cooling their collective heels in jail, and not in a "Club Fed", for all the damage they have caused the children in Flint; the damage from lead poisoning is irreversible.

No child is expendable; every child in this country deserves the right to clean, drinkable water that hydrates and doesn't make them ill. Understanding that this is happening in 21st century America just makes me furious.

This incident reminds me of those adverts which urge you to "adopt a kid" n a 3rd world country, where the charity's programs offers education, and nourishing food and water because the water is so terrible that it poisons and infects the kids with parasites who drink it.

Perhaps those same charities should start an advertising campaign featuring the kids from Flint, who are either in danger of lead in their water, or who have already been so damaged by the lead, that they can never lead a normal life, so that the money can go to making sure these American kids have decent, clean water to drink.

And documentary film maker Michael Moore, where are you right now?!? Your former community of Flint needs you desperately right now, to track down just how, precisely, this was allowed to happen to the children of Flint.

Dec 15 09:26

If a Trump Presidency Scares You, a Cruz Presidency Should Terrify You

Cruz’s approach is more measured and calculated but his views are just as extreme. He’s the establishment Trump – an insider meticulously catering to outsiders.

Dec 15 09:26

In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

According to the World Health Organization, “lead affects children’s brain development resulting in reduced intelligence quotient (IQ), behavioral changes such as shortening of attention span and increased antisocial behavior, and reduced educational attainment. Lead exposure also causes anemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs. The neurological and behavioral effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.”

Dec 15 09:07

RON PAUL: "IF YOU WANT SECURITY, PURSUE LIBERTY"

Judging by his prime-time speech last week, the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency will be marked by increased militarism abroad and authoritarianism at home. The centerpiece of the president’s speech was his demand for a new law forbidding anyone on the federal government’s terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm. There has never been a mass shooter who was on the terrorist watch list, so this proposal will not increase security.However, it will decrease liberty.

Individuals can be placed on the list if their Facebook or Twitter posts seem “suspicious” to a federal agent. You can also be placed on the list if your behavior somehow suggests that you are a “representative” of a terrorist group (even if you have no associations with any terrorist organizations). Individuals can even be put on the list because the FBI wants to interview them about friends or family members!

Dec 15 09:06

Police: Mom shaved daughter's head, told her she was dying for cancer scam

Authorities in Texas said they arrested a mother accused of shaving her 7-year-old daughter's head and fraudulently claiming the child had cancer.

Dec 15 09:05

Putin signs law allowing Russia to overturn rulings of international rights courts

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia's Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to implement rulings of international human rights courts.

Dec 15 09:02

Multiple video evidence of San Bernardino false flag attack: are .01% planning for multiple false flags to ‘justify’ martial law, arrest ‘truthers’???

Put yourself in the shoes of the evil .01% for a few moments. How you roll is with Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt. The .01% hide ~$30 trillion in tax havens.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
“Covering the crimes” with lies by corporate media.
These crimes annually cost millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted, with recent history continuing literal centuries of US lie-began Wars of Aggression that involved nearly all families in two horrific global wars for colonial empire.

Dec 15 08:49

Even ISIS Admits US Funding. Michael Rivero

Dec 15 08:09

Time To Crack Down on Newtown 'Truthers' Who Tarnish Memory of Noah Pozner

The heartache of burying a child is a sorrow we would not wish upon anyone. Yet to our horror, we have found that there are some in this society who lack empathy for the suffering of others. Among them are the conspiracy theorists that deny our tragedy was real. They seek us out and accuse us of being government agents who are faking our grief and lying about our loss.
Note: The truth is nobody died it was a FEMA drill and your lies continue.

Dec 15 08:06

Poland says the rumored Nazi ghost train isn't real

After analyzing mining data, Polish experts say there is no World War II-era Nazi ghost train in southwestern Poland, the BBC reports.

In November Polish mining experts began analyzing data from the site where two amateur treasure hunters said they found "irrefutable proof" of a Nazi ghost train filled with stolen gold in late August.
Note: Another holocau$t lie exposed. Will it never end.....No!

Dec 15 07:52

How John McCain Crippled Obama’s War on ISIS

A story leaked out of Washington credits Senator John McCain, empowered by America’s corrupt congress to oversee Pentagon programs, with derailing the Obama administration’s “coalition bombing campaign” in Syria and Iraq. McCain and key right wing extremists, working in concert with Turkish, Israeli and Saudi intelligence, have placed a “political shield” over terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria, something that has frustrated American pilots, silenced by the threat of imprisonment or worse.

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Dec 15 07:33

9/11: A Global Perspective – WW3 Now Raging over Oil, Money and Power. The Battlefield, Our Pockets, the Price, Debt Slavery.

“…we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. “Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.

No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.” -- John F. Kennedy

Dec 15 07:23

FBI Agents Knocked On Neighbors Doors In San Bernardino Asking If They Had Camera Footage The Day Of The Shootout With Suspects

John Friend of The Realist Report interviews a man who lives directly in front of where the shootout between law enforcement officers and the terrorist suspects ended. The Asian man hid in his bathroom on the floor as the barrage of gunshots began. Later that day, the FBI knocked on his door and he allowed them inside his home. They asked if he had a camera and if he took any footage of the shootout, which he did not. The FBI also asked if he lives with anyone, but the man told the FBI that his roommate was not home. The man saw the dead bodies and blood in the street after the shootout, but the suspects both had masks on so he couldn't see their faces. He also says he saw the police, SWAT Team, and 'ARMY' on the scene at the time of the shootout.

Dec 15 04:54

Washington Post whines: ‘fringe’ news entering mainstream

Even the Washington Post, center of all that is good and right and true and holy about the news, is under siege. What can be done to protect WaPo from The Fringe? Is it time for Bob Woodward to write a new book? Do they need surgical masks? Hazmat suits? Should they flee underground and turn the whole operation into a level 4 virus lab with steel vaults and air seals?

Well, dear WaPo, I have a piece of fringe for you. I know you need more readers, and this is a killer. Literally. If you set your hounds loose on it for six months or so, you’ll drag out some of the most explosive material you’ve ever seen, and you’ll be able to print two editions a day. Readers’ll fight with each other to grab issues of the paper off the stands. Watergate? Bill and Monica? Sunday picnics compared with what I’m offering you. And it’s definitely fringe, because you and other mainstream outlets have never covered it with any emphasis. Ready?

Dec 14 22:26

Hillary and her Israeli Billionaire Sugar Daddy

Israeli-American Haim Saban is one of America's richest self-made billionaire. He is the owner of numerous media and entertainment outlets — and a big Democratic donor. Born in Egypt and raised in Israel, he has become a generous name in Democratic politics. One would often question the agenda behind the generous monetary flow bestowed by Haim Saban on the Clinton's. what does Haim Saban wants in return of his generosity , to Hillary's campaign.?

Dec 14 21:49

Backslash: Anti-surveillance gadgets for protesters

“There is a huge disparity between the amount of technologies used by the authorities and the technologies available to protesters and activists during protests and riots,” warn Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Chen, two designers from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. “That gap is only getting wider.”

Oliveira and Chen hope to even the odds with an electronic arsenal of their own. At the Radical Networks conference in Brooklyn this past October, they presented the Backslash kit, a package of devices that help protesters stay safe and connected during demonstrations. Gadgets include everything from portable routers that create improvised communication networks in the event of an Internet blackout to a pendant that blocks radio signals (to prevent cell phone surveillance).

Dec 14 19:25

Republican Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This Election

You’d think buying an election would be easy. This is, after all, the rough pitch that political consultants deliver when persuading donors to part with their money. (It’s also the primary theme of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign.) The formula traditionally goes like this: Out-raise the competition, bludgeon them with attack ads, and watch the votes roll in. In the five years since the Supreme Court enshrined unlimited campaign contributions to organizations not directly affiliated with candidates, money has poured into the political system. And yet spending the cash haul effectively has never been more difficult.

Dec 14 19:21

Just miles from the US border, Lexmark fires 90 long-term employees who asked for their pay to be increased by 6 pesos to 120 pesos ($7) a day.

Hundreds of workers at the Lexmark plant in Juarez have been fired after they walked off the job last week, asking for raises, the right to unionize as well as other demands.

Dec 14 17:58

Israel’s Moral Erosion

a real challenge for spin-doctors

Dec 14 17:57

Teacher Invented ISIS Knife Attack Amid French Hysteria: “This Is Daesh. This Is a Warning”

After all, people in France have become so terrified as of late, that perhaps they would believe any story that sounded even possibly credible:

A preschool teacher who claimed to have been attacked by a masked assailant invoking Islamic State (Isis) has admitted he made up the story, French prosecutors have said.

[...] The 45-year old teacher at Jean Perrin nursery school had earlier claimed that a man in overalls and a balaclava had arrived while he was preparing his class on Monday, grabbed a box cutter and scissors that were in the room, and attacked him.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 14 16:43

Police Chief Andrew Spencer captures family's puppy and shoots it while caged at a firing range

Police Chief Andrew Spencer resigned this week after it was revealed that he shot and killed an innocent dog that was in a cage and meant no one any harm. To make matters even worse, he took the puppy to a firing range and killed it there because he did not want to deal with finding its home.

Spencer found the dog and managed to get it into a cage using a catcher pole. He then wrote in his report that he had planned to take the dog to a shelter where it would be “destroyed,” but then he got another call about a car accident so he decided to do it himself.

The report said that he had planned to go to “the cheapest vet to destroy the dog at the cost of the city.” However, the report continued “Due to the higher priority call and the imminent destruction of the dog, I decided it was best to destroy the dog and respond to the accident.”

Dec 14 16:42

Numbers Don’t Lie – the Statistic You Need to Prove the Gun Grabbers Wrong

None of the proposed new gun laws would have prevented any of the recent mass shootings. Not a single life would have been saved if these laws were in effect, and we leave our inner cities to rot.

Dec 14 16:37

Inmate’s brutal death at NY prison highlights lack of accountability – report

Leonard Strickland was a schizophrenic prisoner from New York City held at the Clinton Correctional Center in Dannemora, New York, near the Canadian border, after he was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon, the New York Times wrote of the case. Strickland had no record of serious disciplinary problems at Clinton during the four and a half years he was there, state records indicated.

Dec 14 16:30

ISIS Leader Admits We Are Being Funded By The Obama Administration

Dec 14 16:13

WIDE OPEN BORDERS : Honduran Sexual Predator Caught Illegally Re-Entering Texas Shortly After Deportation

Authorities arrested a previously convicted Honduran sexual predator who had managed to sneak back into Texas just 47 days after having been deported. The convicted sexual predator is accused of sexually assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 14 sometime in 2010.

Dec 14 15:58

Kurt Russell blasts gun control push: “I think it’s absolutely insane”

“They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what?” Russell retorted. “They can also get knives and stab you. [What are you] gonna do about that? They can also get cars and run you over. [What are you] gonna do about that?”

Dec 14 15:42

Plunging Into Difficult Economic Times: “Worst Global Dollar GDP Recession In 50 Years”

The role of the Federal Reserve has been disastrous for the American people, and the more that its chairmen and chairwoman intervene – in either direction – the worse it seems to get. -- If the graph can be interpreted literally, we are clearly headed for the most severe restructuring of wealth and power since shortly after the last world war. How long until the next war heads our way?

Dec 14 15:32

The Republicans Are In On It: Introduced Bill Banning Gun Purchases By People on Watchlists

All throughout this process we see Republicans caving in and proving that there really are only interests of parties, and not true political parties. We are seeing the complete dissolution of checks and balances. We are witnessing the erosion of the Constitution incrementally.

Dec 14 15:22

(WARNING GRAPHIC POLICE VIOLENCE) Los Angeles County Sheriffs Gun Down Man

The man on the right is walking away from Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies when they fire upon him repeatedly.

Dec 14 15:15

What was the point of Obama’s message to Israel’s president?

Alan Hart examines what could be either a warning or an expression of despair from President Obama to his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlen, and wonders what Obama’s game plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict might be in what remains of his presidency.

Dec 14 15:06

The Great Train Wreck of 2016?

Today we are going to review irrefutable evidence that a slow motion train wreck is already well underway across global markets, that will end with the last wagons on the train, the S&P500 index and the Dow Jones Industrials, disappearing into the abyss right after their immediate predecessors.

Dec 14 14:57

We Stopped Mass Murder

Armed citizens defend themselves every day. They save lives in private... and when they are out in public. You always suspected that was true. Now you know. -- It is easy to report when many lives are lost. It is hard to report when many lives are saved. -- President Obama never noticed. You did. You set firearms sales records on Black Friday. Thank you.

Dec 14 14:53

Utah DOT urges drivers to avoid roads after 4:00 p.m.

KUTV) - As the snow continues to fall across the Wasatch Front, officials with the Utah Department of Transportation are urging people to avoid commuting after 4 p.m. Monday.

While not mandatory, UDOT officials say another round of snow is expected to hit the area and will create difficult driving conditions that could lead to a very difficult commute.

Dec 14 14:50

Cops Who Write Bull$hit Tickets May Soon Face Prison Time

It can be argued that police departments across the country practice a form of legal extortion, in which victimless misdemeanors and infractions are punished with excessively punitive citations. The generation of state and city revenue via Kafkaesque civil and municipal violations is perhaps most apparent in the application of parking tickets, whereby inscrutable, sometimes illegible street signs make well-intentioned motorists increasingly susceptible to fines.

Dec 14 14:46

Government and the “Supporting Our Troops” rhetoric….

With nearly half (44%) of Congress millionaires and so few (19%) ever serving in uniform now, the DC warmongers are ever-at-the-ready to send young men and women from America’s lower class into harm’s way fighting Obama’s dirty little secret wars in multiple combat zones around the world that the public never even hears about. Yet you’ll see next to none of their own sons or daughters fighting in some far off war. The way our own government has used, abused and not supported our troops is despicable.

Dec 14 14:36

Prison and Public School — The story of two buses

Criminals are convicted in a court of law before they are sent to jail. Students, in contrast, are innocent. Some prisoners can get parole. The average term in prison for murder is under ten years. Students are put into the school system for twelve years. There is no parole.

Dec 14 13:59

Undocumented Citizen? The Absurd New Word for Illegal Aliens

This is the inevitable endpoint of politically correct language. Some of us are so sensitive that we can no longer use words that make sense. There is no such thing as an undocumented citizen. Someone who is not documented, is by definition, not a citizen. Don’t tell that to the Nicole Mehta, head of the university’s Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue Program. She claims that the term undocumented citizen was determined by students through surveys and focus groups.

Dec 14 13:58

W.H. Press Secretary Can’t Explain How Regulations Will Stop Mass Shootings

Like a true tyrant, Obama doesn’t have a good explanation for why our rights need to be discarded, or how that might benefit us in any way. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the Obama Administration’s gun policies. Specifically, a reporter pointed out that none of Obama’s proposals would have stopped any of the mass shootings we’ve had. Here’s the answer Josh Earnest gave (or I should say, the answer he didn’t give because he completely dodges the question).

Dec 14 13:55

Twitter Had to Warn Its Users They Might Have Been Attacked by “State-Sponsored Hackers”

Why worry about typical hackers when the government is hacking everyone? It’s to the point that Twitter is having to warn its users that “state-sponsored hackers” may have “tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts.”

Dec 14 13:25

Trump–Our ‘allies’ in the Middle East are funding ISIS

Dec 14 10:13

SIX COLOMBIAN MERCENARIES, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDER SLAIN IN YEMEN

The first fatalities among the United Arab Emirates’ mercenary army were reported last week in Yemen, where six Colombian fighters and their Australian commander were slain in combat with the Shi’ite Houthis. Details are scant on where the incident took place, but the UAE last month was reported to have sent “hundreds” of Colombian mercenaries into Yemen to try to break a stalemated conflict between the Saudi-led forces in the south and the Shi’ites in the north.

Dec 14 10:11

CLUELESS PRESS BEING PLAYED TO SUGGEST ENCRYPTION PLAYED A ROLE IN SAN BERNARDINO ATTACKS

As law enforcement and their friendly politicians have used the attacks in San Bernardino to renew a call to undermine and break encryption, the mainstream press has been an easy target for politicians looking to get out whatever message they want.

Dec 14 09:35

Chicago Police Adopt Israeli Tactics

After more than a year of stonewalling and what some might call obstructing justice, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an apology for the horrific execution of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke. Laquan McDonald was the black 17-year-old who was shot 16 times by the police officer on Oct. 20, 2014. The video showing the shooting was only released by Chicago officials when they were ordered to do so by a judge in late November 2015.

But Chicago isn’t under martial law or military occupation, is it? Nor is it an apartheid state, with apartheid enforced by domestic martial law and military force, is it? To a normal civilian-oriented mind, one would think it is not under military occupation or martial law.

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This is precisely the kind of outcome you can expect to see in American policing, when police are trained by the IDF, which is the primary, and critical, reason that American police SHOULD NEVER be trained by the IDF.

Dec 14 09:30

US AND TURKEY CAUGHT COVERING UP ISIS OIL TRADE

Turkey, US failed to notify UN Security Council of ISIS oil smuggling - Russian UN envoy Churkin.

Ankara and Washington contravened the UN resolution on financing terrorism by failing to inform the Security Council about Islamic State illegally trafficking stolen oil, Russia’s UN envoy has said.

“We’ve got serious complaints about the implementation of [UN] resolution (#2199, banning financing of the terrorist organization),” Vitaly Churkin told RIA Novosti news agency.

“Under Resolution 2199, adopted on our initiative in February, countries are obliged to provide information (about financing terrorists) to the Security Council - if they have such information. That means the Americans had to provide such information, and of course Turkey, which should have reported any illegal [oil] trade going on there. They didn't do it,” Churkin said.

Dec 14 09:19

EUROPEAN DREAM TURNS INTO DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARE

As a Europhile British ex-pat who has spent most of his adult life living on “the continent,” as we Brits are fond of calling the non-British part of Europe, it might seem rather odd to be encouraging my fellow Brits to vote to leave the European Union. Not so long ago — perhaps a decade or so — I believed that the interests of Britain would be best served if the country was a full-fledged member not only of the EU but of the euro zone. I was wrong, but it was a different time and I was a different, more innocent me.

Dec 14 09:17

Moscow Could Raise Issue of Sanctions on Turkey at UNSC Over Daesh Oil

Moscow could raise the issue of imposing sanctions on Ankara over Daesh oil smuggling, Russia's UN envoy said.

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Russia could raise the issue of imposing sanctions on Turkey at the UN Security Council in light of oil smuggling by the Islamic State (IS, or Daesh in the Arab world) terrorist group but Moscow is yet to make a decision, Russia's envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said.

"In theory, of course, [imposing sanctions on Turkey] is possible. But we live in the real world. You can see that NATO decided to shield Turkey in the case with our downed plane. Others condemn Turkey on the sidelines, but they try not to do it openly. That's why we, given the reality of it, must predict what can happen," Churkin told RIA Novosti.

Answering a question whether Moscow could raise the issue of anti-Turkey sanctions at the UN Security Council, the envoy said it was possible.

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The US government knows and NATO knows about this; however, they are turning a blind eye to the issue because ISIS was trained, and is funded and armed by the US with the intention of creating regime change in Syria.

Dec 14 09:15

50,000 HIT STREETS OF POLAND TO RALLY AGAINST 'CREEPING COUP D’ETAT'

Chanting "We will defend the constitution!" an estimated 50,000 people rallied in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce what they see as threats to democracy by the newly elected government. Demonstrations were held in other cities across Poland as well.

Dec 14 09:06

Maltese ships owned by Turkish president’s son being implicated in ISIS oil trade

As Russia continues to accuse Turkey and its presidential family of directly benefitting from the trade in oil with the Islamic State, it transpires that the oil tankers allegedly involved in the illicit business are registered in Malta and all fly the Maltese flag.

Moreover, at least one of dozens of companies set up in Malta by Azerbaijani billionaire Mubariz Mansimov – which over the last year sold oil tankers to Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – is also at the centre of the accusations.

Russia’s allegations of Turkish involvement in ISIS’ oil trade have focused primarily on the Turkish president’s son, Bilal Erdogan. The 34-year-old is one of three equal partners in the BMZ group, a major Turkish oil and marine shipping company, which both the Russian and Syrian governments have accused of purchasing oil from ISIS.

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Anyone who cannot see the relationship between the Turkish government and illegally sold Daesh oil needs a cerebrectomy.

Dec 14 08:53

DIRTY BUSINESS: SWISS OIL TRADERS CAUGHT EXPORTING DAESH-EXTRACTED OIL

Swiss oil traders might have gotten themselves into some trouble after it was revealed that they regularly imported oil from terminals in Turkey, where Daesh, also known as ISIL/ISIS, sold their illegal oil supply, the Swiss newspaper Le Matin reported.

The newspaper obtained documents showing that several major Swiss petroleum trading companies exported oil from the Turkish city of Ceyhan, one of the places in the country where Daesh-extracted oil was sold.

"The risk [of Swiss companies importing Daesh-oil] is very high," said Jean-Charles Brisard, a French expert on terrorism financing, according to Le Matin.

As Daesh sold oil for a cheaper price than its official market price, many customers didn't mind buying it, although there was an official ban to purchase oil from Daesh-controlled territories.

Dec 14 08:51

REINVENTING BANKING: FROM RUSSIA TO ICELAND TO ECUADOR

Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself. Among other interesting news items:

In Russia, vulnerability to Western sanctions has led to proposals for a banking system that is not only independent of the West but is based on different design principles.
In Iceland, the booms and busts culminating in the banking crisis of 2008-09 have prompted lawmakers to consider a plan to remove the power to create money from private banks.
In Ireland, Iceland and the UK, a recession-induced shortage of local credit has prompted proposals for a system of public interest banks on the model of the Sparkassen of Germany.
In Ecuador, the central bank is responding to a shortage of US dollars (the official Ecuadorian currency) by issuing digital dollars through accounts to which everyone has access, effectively making it a bank of the people.

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Hey, where do I sign up for this?!? :-)

Dec 14 08:41

Psych evaluations may be required for all police hires in Colorado

The board in charge of certifying law enforcement officers in Colorado will decide Monday whether to start requiring all agencies in the state to conduct psychological and physical evaluations before hiring applicants.

Dec 14 08:40

SAS sniper foils suicide bomb attack by killing five jihadis with just three bullets | The unnamed veteran, who joined the SAS a decade ago, saved potentially hundreds of lives by unleashing three well-aimed shots from a distance of 800m.

The sharp-shooter took out three terrorists, at least two of whom were wearing explosive vests, as they made their way to carry out a suicide mission.

Dec 14 08:31

Men Take Monthly Mikveh Dunks as Menstrual Rite With Wives

As for many observant Jewish women, it’s the night each month that Janet Ozur Bass immerses in the mikvah ritual bath following menstruation. Once she emerges from the water, husband and wife may resume the physical intimacy traditionally forbidden while a woman is menstruating.
Note: lovely tradition in todays modern world...no taking a shower with your wife doesn't count!

Dec 14 08:26

Florida Rep. Ted Deutch Named to D.C. Holocaust Museum Council

Deutch, who is a Jewish, has become a leader in advancing legislation that would facilitate compensation claims for survivors.
“South Florida is home to one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors in the country, and I have learned so much by listening to their stories of courage and perseverance in the face of unimaginable cruelty and hatred,” he said on his Facebook page.
Note: No matter how much is given it will never be enough, never!

Dec 14 08:02

How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Making?

Transparency. Conversation. Fairness. Those are the aims of the Forward’s salary survey, now published for the seventh year. We shine a light on the gender composition and compensation of our top national not-for-profit leaders in the hopes that it will spur serious conversation about creating a fairer workplace in the Jewish community and beyond.
Note: Copy and save please

Dec 14 07:54

The richest 20 individuals alone own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the U.S. population.

When should we be alarmed about so much wealth in so few hands?

The Great Recession and its anemic recovery only deepened the economic inequality that’s drawn so much attention in its wake. Nearly all wealth and income gains since then have flowed to the top one-tenth of America’s richest 1 percent.

Dec 14 07:54

Future Prospects for Aqsa-Intifada

Since the beginning of the Intifada early October Palestinian protesters had suffered many casualties on the hands of the Israeli soldiers, who had murdered so far 120 Palestinians, including 25 children and 6 women, many were murdered in cold blood in short range and by Israeli snipers.

Dec 14 07:49

Bill would prevent airlines from imposing bathroom fee; “One thing they should never have to worry about is access to a bathroom," said Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)

The idea of having to pay a fee to use the restroom on an airplane seems outlandish and ludicrous – which, of course, is precisely the reason some people fear it could happen, especially in this day and age of airlines raking in monstrous cash from ancillary fees.

Dec 14 07:48

ISIS orders killing of children with Down's Syndrome

Vile ISIS terror thugs have issued a fatwa to kill babies and children with Down's Syndrome, it has been reported.

Dec 14 07:48

Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream

Alex Jones may be America’s most successful conspiracy theorist. On his website, Infowars.com, and his daily radio program heard on more than 100 stations nationwide, Jones regularly promotes a variety of ­beyond-the- fringe ideas: alleged government conspiracies in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; fluoride-in-the-water health scares; suspicions that the moon landings were faked; doubts about President Obama’s place of birth and birth certificate.

Jones, in short, may be Donald Trump’s kind of guy.

The ranting radio host and the leading Republican candidate shared a microphone, and some common ground, last week in what may have been a dubious first — the first time a leading presidential candidate has been interviewed by a media figure from the far extremes. “Your reputation is amazing,” Trump assured Jones, after Jones assured Trump that most of his listeners supported his candidacy. “I will not let you down.”

Dec 14 07:36

A Public Challenge to Professor Noam Chomsky: Debating the September 11th Attack Evidence - on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

Journalist-author Joe Giambrone joins us to discuss his challenge to Noam Chomsky, many of whose statements on 9/11 are bizarre and nonsensical. Along the way we discuss 9/11-anthrax, Mideast politics, and much more.

A Public Challenge to Professor Noam Chomsky:
Debating the September 11th Attack Evidence

Joe Giambrone

Opening Statement

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT has made odd and frankly specious claims regarding skepticism of the government’s official story of the September 11th, 2001 attacks (http://youtu.be/3i9ra-i6Knc). His statements were misleading and have, in fact, misled many people who defer to him as an expert on these matters.

Dec 14 07:35

Oregon sheriff’s corporal arrested for sexually assaulting co-worker and forcing her to stay in relationship

A former sheriff’s corporal in Oregon was arrested on Sunday on charges of coercion, assault and other crimes over allegations that he forced a co-worker into continuing a sexual relationship, authorities said.

Jonathan Christensen, who spent 16 years at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

A Washington County Grand Jury indicted Christensen on Friday on charges of coercion, official misconduct, assault and strangulation, the sheriff’s office said.

Dec 14 07:09

WAG THE NAZI!!! WAG THE NAZI!!!

Nazi flags, Hitler Youth knives, and running shoes with swastikas on them are just some of the items for sale on Amazon's U.S. and Canadian websites that have a long-time customer calling for a boycott of North America's largest online retailer.

Mark Schwartz said he was shocked and disgusted to discover Amazon is making money off what he calls "hate items" by allowing third-party vendors to sell the merchandise on its website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nazi Germany is a part of history. People who collect historical memorabilia do not want to bring back that history. People who own Confederate plans are not really planning to start plantations and re-enslave the blacks. People who collect Roman artifacts are not planning on having gladiatorial games. People who collect Catholic items are not really planning to bring back the Inquisition. This is just another attempt to wag Nazis at us to make us feel sorry for Israel and ignore the atrocities they are currently committing.

Dec 14 06:51

Facebook German Headquarters Vandalized

No one was injured in the incident which involved 15 to 20 masked individuals smashing glass, throwing paint and painting ‘Facebook dislike’ on a wall. Police in the city have told media an investigation is underway and a Facebook official told Reuters there’s no clear sign of a motivation for the attack.

However, one possible impetus could be the fact Facebook’s Eurpoean head is currently under investigation in Germany. The investigation was launched last month over allegations the social network is not removing racist comments and speeches from news feeds.

Dec 14 06:36

WATCH Trump Supporter Crash HUGE Anti-Trump Rally With Message They Didn’t Want To Hear

Like a knife through butter, Second Amendment and Donald Trump supporter Angelo Bonsignore of Brooklyn cut through the clamor of an anti-Trump protest in New York City with a few words protesters didn’t want to hear

“Learn how to shoot firearms!”

Dec 14 05:45

The Jonathan Pollard Affair: Unanswered Questions Abound

Jonathan Pollard's release from federal prison on Nov. 20 has triggered a flood of superficial stories in the establishment media. Few of them address lingering mysteries or contextualize huge changes in U.S.-Israel relations ... Although in 2007 Israel was secretly designated as a top espionage threat against the US government by the National Security Agency, President Obama has recently boasted of boosting intelligence aid to Israel ... News consumers should not soon expect any deep investigative reporting on these topics. Like the members of the US Congress who singed endless petitions to spring Pollard through a pardon or commutation, big media reporters have shown little interest in displeasing powerful interests by diving too deeply into the story.

Dec 14 05:43

The Truth of Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, the former United States navy intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to spying for Israel, was released from prison on parole on Nov. 20 upon completion of a 30-year prison term ... As much of the narrative being promoted by the mainstream media is completely false and even hypocritical, it is important to correct the record to demonstrate just exactly what Pollard was as well as what damage he did ... The Pollard spy operation was approved at the highest levels of the Israeli government, and to this day Tel Aviv has reneged on its agreement to return all of the material stolen to enable the Pentagon to do a complete damage assessment. And Israel continues to spy aggressively on the United States, ranking first among "friendly" countries in that category.

Dec 14 05:37

The Jewish Story Behind the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank

Paul Moritz Warburg, a German-Jewish immigrant who was one of the founding fathers of the U.S. Federal Reserve, had a fervent wish that his creation would be seen as one of America's great monuments - "like the old cathedrals of Europe." Warburg's dream that "the Fed" would become a cherished American institution has never looked more in doubt. The Federal Reserve, which was enacted by Congress in 1913 and set up shop the following year, is today an institution under siege. More surprising perhaps is that the Fed is refighting partisan and ideological battles that Warburg and the other founders thought they had settled a century ago ... Americans, as before, are suspicious of large financial bodies, especially government ones.

Dec 14 05:33

Jewish pride: A gallery of Hollywood Stars…of David

The Star of David is the ultimate Jewish symbol. It has followed our tribe through the ages, and ended up on the flag of the State of Israel. Every time we see it we feel a sense of belonging and familiarity.
Note: Except the planes that attacked the USS Liberty forgot to have the star of David on them. Hum!

Dec 14 00:06

Christians, Muslims, Assad Troops Fight as One to Defend Biblical Town from ISIS

Hundreds of Christians have teamed up with many Muslims in the ranks of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s army to prevent the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) from conquering the biblical town of Sadad, according to the leader of the Syriac Orthodox church.

The Bible books of Numbers and Ezekiel refer to the mostly Christian town of Sadad in Syria as “Zedad.” The town is considered to be strategically important because it lies on a highway that connects the Syrian capital of Damascus to the town of Homs.

Dec 13 23:44

Russian heavy bombardment on Muslha sites in the plain of the jungle countryside of Hama

Published on Dec 12, 2015

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Dec 13 22:45

In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS

According to newly released data that the Pew Research Center collected in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people from Nigeria to Jordan to Indonesia overwhelmingly expressed negative views of ISIS.

In Lebanon, a victim of one of the most recent attacks, almost every person surveyed who gave an opinion had an unfavorable view of ISIS, including 99% with a very unfavorable opinion. Distaste toward ISIS was shared by Lebanese Sunni Muslims (98% unfavorable) and 100% of Shia Muslims and Lebanese Christians.

Dec 13 22:34

Two Million Syrian Christian Population Being Exterminated by ISIL

Since the terrorists have swept the secularists aside, Christian Syrians–long protected by Assad—are now being “disappeared” by the millions. By the millions! Of the 1.8 million Christians that lived peacefully under Assad before the Arab Spring, only 400,000 Christians still live in intact communities in Syria today. The rest are either dead or fled–we know not where.

Dec 13 19:38

Members of the public in Woodland, North Carolina reject solar panels amid fears they 'suck up all the energy from the sun'

A US town has rejected a proposal for a solar farm following public concerns.

Members of the public in Woodland, North Carolina, expressed their fear and mistrust at the proposal to allow Strata Solar Company to build a solar farm off Highway 258.

Dec 13 19:36

The mayor of Franklin, N.C. was sworn in on a copy of the Constitution instead of the Bible last week: "As far as I'm concerned, there is no place in government for religion."

Bob Scott has taken plenty of oaths in his decades of public service. He served in the Army as a public affairs officer, and flew many years with the Civil Air Patrol before spending ten years on the Franklin Board of Alderman. And all those times, he was sworn in the same way.

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